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The Shopper interns took a special tour of the Knoxville office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week. Perhaps the most excited kid in the group was columnist Jake Mabe. See page A-10

What a view! The view of the city of Knoxville’s skyline is breathtaking from the South Knoxville ridge, writes Ruth White. Legacy Parks Foundation executive director Carol Evans gave the interns a sneak peak at one of Knoxville’s most beautiful but lesser-known sights last Tuesday, as well as a history lesson at Fort Dickerson.

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Moment of truth arrives for Vols It is (winning) football time in Tennessee, Marvin West writes, and fans are so excited and optimistic and probably so full of themselves as to overlook facts.


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Clean fun benefits Danes By Theresa Edwards Everybody and their dog showed up July 21 for the free dog wash and pet care day at Hardin Valley Food City sponsored by Ogle, Elrod and Baril to benefit Majestic Giants Great Dane Rescue. The event raised more than $3,400 for the organization. “The money raised will go toward spaying and neutering the dogs, their medical care, food and quality of life they wouldn’t get otherwise. We can’t say how grateful we are for this opportunity. It will go a long way toward saving a lot of lives,” said rescue director Rebecca Braker. The pet care day included about 300 free dog washes, 198 rabies vaccinations, 30 microchips, nail trims, vendors, games, prizes, a silent auction and adoptable Danes. Food City also had its fresh food tour featuring produce by local farmers. “These are two great events,” said store manager Tim Blakely. “We love the Karns and Hardin Valley community,” said Timothy Elrod. “We feel it’s an up-and-coming community with the new schools here. It’s becoming the place to be. So we’re happy to get out here on the ground floor and do what we can to help.” “I think it’s great, all these dogs out here, and people supporting the community” said Jacque Minton, assistant manager for Food City’s bakery. “The Hardin Valley community is like a family. Everybody gets together and helps out.” The Majestic Giants Rescue offers several services for Great Danes: free spaying and neutering, boarding, oversea miliMore photos on A-2

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Political debate heats up in 89th People used political flyers to fan themselves, and candidates for the state 89th District used napkins to wipe their brows as they were put on the “hot seat” at a recent debate hosted by the Rocky Top Freedom Campaign and Patriots of East Tennessee held at Cedar Springs Christian Bookstore. The highlight was a verbal exchange between candidates Tim Hutchison and Roger Kane.

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Koolioz! Cash mob in Hardin Valley Koolioz! frozen yogurt shop was packed for the sixth cash mob initiated by County Mayor Tim Burchett. It was the first in Hardin Valley. “This makes me feel good, the folks who came to help out. People in this area are good people,” said Burchett. “Those here understand small business is the backbone of our country’s economic future. We know that when we lose the small stores, these moms and pops, they’ll be gone forever and we’ll replace them with some big, multinational box store, and you won’t have 30 flavors of yogurt. You’ll have one. So, I’m glad to be able to help out small businesses.” “We are thrilled, honored they would choose us,” said co-owner Ore Pumariega. “We’ve just been here a year and hope to be here a long time. We love the Hardin Valley community and live just up the street. “Our yogurt has more of a southern taste,” said Pumariega. “It’s healthier than ice cream. We strive for that, having the no-sugar-added, the sorbets and other specialties we rotate in. People mention how it’s different and they like it.”

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District 89 debate hot People used political flyers to fan themselves, and candidates for the state House 89th District used napkins to wipe their brows as they were put on the “hot seat” at a recent debate hosted by the Rocky Top Freedom Campaign and Patriots of East Tennessee held at Cedar Springs Christian Bookstore. Attorney Timothy Elrod and daughter Shelby Elrod help at the dog wash and pet fair sponsored by Ogle, Elrod and Baril and hosted by Hardin Valley Food City. Photos by T. Edwards of

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tary fostering and various events. The next fundraiser will be noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Lox Salon at 103 W. Jackson Ave. in the Old City with $20 haircuts (for people) and $10 makeup/facials to ben-

efit Majestic Giants. To learn more about the organization, go to www. “Our commitment is to finding better homes for our Danes, not just any home,” says the group’s website.

Celebrities wash dogs for a good cause. Former UT defensive back Terry Fair, daughter Delan Fair and WVLT news anchor Mark Packer wash Plott hound Tank owned by Dawn Albanese. “My daughter and I are out here today having a blast. It’s a lot of fun,” said Fair.

Present were Roger Kane, William “Bo” Pierce and Tim Hutchison. Candidate Joey McCulley did not attend. The debate was moderated by RTFC cochair Richard Layerdure. Since there is no Democrat candidate, the winner of the Aug. 2 Republican primary will represent the 89th District in Nashville. During the verbal jostling, these statements stood out: Pierce: “I’m running to win!” Kane: “I feel relatively intelligent. … I read the newspapers.” Hutchison to Kane after setting the record straight on several accusations: “You’re wrong about a lot of things.” Pierce, who was sitting between the other candidates: “I don’t want to get between these two. Oh wait, I am!” Pierce: “How many times have I said I grew up on a farm?” In response to audience questions, many by Bob Headley, member representative for the National Federation of Independent Business, each candidate had strong points they presented as follows:

Candidates William “Bo” Pierce and Tim Hutchison complete a debate at Cedar Springs Christian Bookstore on July 16. Candidate Joey McCulley was not present.

After the 89th District debate, state Rep. Steve Hall talks with RTFC secretary Kelleigh Nelson. In the background is Nick Ciparro who is running for Congress. Photos by T. Edwards

Question: What would you do to improve education? Kane: “I would like to see more money put into vocational education. … We need to let our teachers teach. I think that’s been the biggest shift years ago when people started micromanaging the teachers. …Karns has Byington-Sol-

way and Pellissippi State. Maybe we need to rethink some of the trades we’re teaching.” Kane explained that it is good to know a useable trade in case one does not graduate from college, citing statistics of current college graduation rates – 16 out of 100 high school students.

Question: What is the one big thing you would like to tackle when you get to Nashville that would benefit the people of the 89th District? Hutchison: “One of the things I fought as a sheriff was unfunded state mandates. The state would pass a law not realizing that when they pitched that pebble into the lake, where the ripples would go.” Hutchison used the example of the state changing felonies to misdemeanors forcing counties to build more jails, thereby raising property taxes, while the state quit building prisons. Question: What legislation would you support to help small businesses? Pierce: “An old friend of mine in Washington told me a long time ago if you’re not at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” Pierce explained how he helped rewrite a bill regarding the way tax increment financing was applied by Knox County. He helped sharpen it, while educating the different entities on what they were doing and how it would affect them. When the bill was reintroduced, it passed unanimously. “Because of my relationship with (Comptroller Justin Wilson) and the housing industry, we got at that table,” said Pierce. “That’s the kind of thing I think I can bring to the Legislature to help businesses.” Note from author: This was my first and probably last time to cover the political scene. But I was the only reporter to show up given a short notice. A video of the debate can be found at www.


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Madison Webber of team Worth Tenn. Hustle 10U hits a run against N Designs in the SEAA world-series girls fast pitch tournament. Abigail Harris gives it her all coming to the finish line of the Y John Ingram, winner for ages 7 to 10 of the Y “splash and dash� “splash and dash� as she places first for girls ages 7 to 10 and with a time of 9:45, comes out of the pool ahead of Joshua Persecond overall in this younger group with a time of 9:48. kins, whose time was 10:33. Photos by T. Edwards of


SEAA girls fast pitch tournament

For the first time, SEAA chose to hold their World Series girls fast pitch tournament July 24-29 in Knoxville, utilizing Knox County Sports Park in Karns and Caswell Park near downtown. Competing teams ranged from 6U to 20U. Participants came from Tennessee and several other states, including Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan and Ohio. One Knoxville team I watched was the Worth Tenn. Hustle 10U playing the N Designs from Fayetteville, Tenn. Haydyn Jenkins, who has been playing softball for five years, pitched for the Hustle. “Fast pitch softball is definitely growing with more girls playing,â€? said mom Kate Jenkins. “Haydyn and her friend Madison Webber just made the team at Halls Middle School for the fall. She’s very excited about it. Only a handful of 6th graders made it.â€? Webber made a first-base hit in the third inning, and made the team’s second home run. When her team huddled, they would end clapping gloves in the air saying, “1, 2, 3, hustle!â€? They ended up winning the game 4-1. The Hustle is coached by Mark Weekly, son of UT softball coach Ralph Weekly. â–

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The West Side Y held its first “splash and dash� youth aquathon July 21 with 77 participants ages 7 to 15. Children ages 7 to 10 swam 100 yards and ran .75 miles, and those ages 11 to 15 swam 200 yards and ran 1.5 miles. This was a great opportunity to compete in a healthy, safe environment. The contestants started at staggered times, so actual times were calculated and

posted online later at www. Therefore, the first one across the line was not necessarily the winner. Lydia Heinz was the first girl across the finish line, but came in third for girls with a time of 10:12. Dad Mark Heinz, who runs half marathons, was very proud of her. “I think she really gave it her all. She was sprinting at the very end and is really competitive,� he said. “It was fun, but when that girl was trying to beat me at the end, I just gave it my all,� said Lydia. “I was just trying to not think about how tired I was. So I was just singing a song in my head.� Lydia’s friend Chloe Arnwine finished shortly after with a time of 11:18. “It was really hard. It was really tough to beat people,� said Chloe. “The running was the hardest part.� She was fifth out of the pool, but passed people running. “It made me feel really happy,� she said. Chloe’s brother, Preslee Arnwine, came close to Lydia’s time at 10:07. “It was fun, but hard. It was fun to race,� he said.

Bluff Road. Tickets are $5 for pancakes, eggs, bacon and a drink. “We really appreciate your support on this as it will help The Karns basketball our school purchase new unibooster pancake breakfast forms and other equipment will be 8-10 a.m. Saturday, and training for the team,â€? Aug. 18, at Aubrey’s at Mid- said Mark Larsen of the dlebrook Pike and Cedar Karns Basketball Club Inc. â–

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Friends Timmy Zitzman, Preslee Arnwine, Lydia Heinz and Chloe Arnwine talk about the race after the finish.

KARNS NOTES â– Council of West Knox County Homeowners meets 7:15 p.m. each first Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Info: www.cwkch. com/. â–  Greater Karns Business Association meets at noon each second Thursday at the Karns Community Club building on Oak Ridge Highway. Info: Alisa Pruett, 603-4273, or www. â–  Karns Republican Club meets 7 p.m. each first Tuesday at Karns Middle School library. Info: Lorraine Coffey, 660-3677. â–  Karns Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at the Karns pool during the summer. Info: www.




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government Do numbers lie? As Groucho Marx liked to missioner R. Larry Smith say: Who you gonna believe, who seemed determined to disprove our story. me or your lying eyes? “We will not have final, honest numbers until November,” Caldwell told the commissioners. “We will have hard estimates (on Sandra any surplus) when we close Clark the books in September.” The reason, he said, is the county continues to pay its payables. A couple of weeks ago, we (This begs the question requested information from of whether the county has the Trustee’s Office. The spent more than was budquestion was simple: How geted in its adopted balmuch property taxes and anced budget.) sales taxes have you collectCaldwell said the “Halls ed for the fiscal year ending Shopper” numbers are corJune 30, 2012? rect, but do not tell the whole The answer was clear: story. He said the county Property tax collections in- budgeted to collect $1.1 milcluding delinquent taxes and lion in delinquent taxes and fees: $261,463,386; sales fees, but the Trustee’s Office tax: $141,164,674 for a total exceeded expectations, colcollected: $402,628,060. lecting $2.1 million. The budget adopted for “We can’t count on that the same fiscal year showed kind of increase every year anticipated collections of because as they do a better $248,769,308 (property); job there will be fewer de$136,514,750 (sales) for a linquent taxes to collect,” he total: $385,284,058. said. Wheel tax collections The difference is $17.3 are flat, he said, and the million which I called a fee offices are performing “surplus” and questioned about as budgeted. whether County CommisClassic misdirection. sion would opt to use any Caldwell represents his or all of it for one-time boss, Mayor Tim Burchett, requests from the school who does not want commisboard, not covered in the sioners to get excited about budget adopted for the cur- spending a surplus. rent fiscal year. Nope. Mayor Tim would Simple, right? prefer to announce it himWrong. self in the fall, take credit The county’s interim for wise management and finance director, Chris maybe even find another Caldwell, met with com- school to build that the missioners last Monday to school board didn’t ask for. discuss collections. He was We’re not backing up on grilled specifically by Com- this. There’s more to come.

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Republicans cross the finish line While the gathering really wasn’t about politics, if there had been any more Republicans assembled on the steps at Helen Ross McNabb Center the other day and if there had been some kind of tasty vittles served, they could have called it something like, Oh, the Lincoln Day Dinner or the Duncan Family Barbecue.

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Oh, wait … guess those names are taken. Anyway, with Attorney General Randy Nichols as the only self-declared Democrat in sight – and there are those who question whether there really is a “D” after his name and others who note that his first name does, indeed, start with an “R” – there was hardly a Dem to be found. But all joking aside, the group gathered to announce an important new mental health pilot project for Knox County that is hoped will be such a success it will be implemented statewide. The legislation allows persons with mental illness or severe emotional disturbance to receive comprehensive health care services on an outpatient basis after processing through the court system. Initially, 10 persons a year will participate in the program. The bill was sponsored by Knox County’s Sen. Becky Massey and Rep. Ryan Haynes and Blount County’s

At the press conference at Helen Ross McNabb Center are Nick Pavlis, Steve Hall, Ryan Haynes, Doug Varney, Becky Massey, Randy Nichols, Doug Overbey, Andy Black, Tim Burchett and Jimmy “J.J.” Jones. Photo by Jacob Swisher Sen. Doug Overbey and Rep. Bob Ramsey – Republicans all, and that’s why the gathering looked something like a family reunion. Joining the group were Knox County Sheriff Jimmy Jones and County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with city of Knoxville Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis and Rep. Steve Hall. Even Doug Varney, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, who hails from Johnson City and was on hand to offer remarks, has a strong local Republican connection. His daughter, Leandra Varney, is among a group of young people who will help staff Republican headquarters here and will be working throughout East Tennessee on behalf of the Romney campaign. Andy Black, CEO and president of the McNabb Center, was host and introduced the speakers, saying that McNabb “fully supports a program that works to help individuals with an untreated mental illness receive quality and compassionate care.”

Burchett said that while he had worked hard to pass similar legislation while serving in the legislature, “It was Massey and Haynes who carried this across the finish line.” Overbey remarked that the jails “have become the largest place to treat the mentally ill” and noted that the legislation is especially timely because of the recent closing of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute. Massey said it is her hope that the bill “will stop the revolving door that keeps these

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them, so I just sort of slid back in my chair a bit, out of the way.” And then there are the disappointing incidents – like having your yard signs destroyed or stolen. “Except for a few that friends have asked for and distributed them, I put up every one of those signs myself.” On Pierce’s website there’s a photo of a mangled sign, still standing, but looking as if it has a couple of band aids on it. “Nope. Those aren’t band aids,” the candidate laughs, “They’re orange duct tape. Hey, it works!” Pierce says his interest in government and history runs deep. “I was the first in my family to graduate from high school. My Granddaddy couldn’t even read or write. But I remember sitting with my Daddy and Granddaddy in front of an old black and white TV in 1956 watching the returns come in for

President Eisenhower. And he’s always appreciated a good yarn. “There was a little country store in Giles County, where I grew up. It was a place people went to exchange news and stories – a gathering place, kind of like the Hardee’s in Karns where people gather in the mornings – so I grew up listening. I really enjoy people.” It must have been a big leap from that small farming community to the University of Tennessee, where Pierce received both graduate and undergraduate degrees and met his wife, Lavonne. The two first rented a house in West Haven, then bought their first house off Pleasant Ridge Road and eventually built a home in Karns. They have lived in the 89th District their entire 39 years of marriage. Pierce retired a few months ago after more than 35 years in the housing industry. He was executive


GOSSIP AND LIES ■ During debate on whether the commission would open meetings with a prayer (it passed, 10-1), Commissioner R. Larry Smith said he understands how minorities feel because he himself is often in a minority. When is that, Larry? A. In a roomful of short people. B. At a gathering of ex-wives. C. Stumbling into a Phi Beta Kappa meeting. ■ Shannondale School has imploded with multiple reassignments, transfers and resignations. What disrupts a school most? A. A tradition of academic excellence and involved parents. B. A rogue custodian, secretary and P.E. teacher. C. A dispassionate, yet micromanaging, superintendent.

Bo Pierce: ‘Retired but not tired’ Win, lose or draw, and in spite of 105 degree heat on some days and pouring rain on others, working before daylight or after dark at times, William “Bo” Pierce says he has truly enjoyed campaigning for the state House in the new 89th District. Part of the reason has to be that he’s such an affable guy. A born storyteller, he’s also a great listener. It’s clear that he likes to enjoy himself, even when the task at hand is a serious one. And don’t be fooled for a minute. He takes this race very seriously. But it hasn’t been all knocking on doors, making new friends and swapping tales. There have been some tense moments, one at a public appearance last week when two of his opponents got into a rather heated debate with each other. “I was seated between the two of

patients repeatedly admitted to psychiatric hospitals or confined to jail on minor charges by getting them the help they need to get their illness under control.” Haynes said the legislation marks “a truly great day in Knox County. This is a problem that doesn’t get the attention it needs from the federal government. What we want to do is spend on the front end so we can save on the back end. There are many people who can be served outside of jail or a hospital.”

lative process and was able to have some influence and impact on housing legislation.” Pierce says his major areas of focus in Nashville will be education, economic development, public safety and quality of life. He says he’s working hard for the job: “I may be retired, but I’m not tired!”

Bo Pierce with the women in his life – daughter Rebecca, at left, a teacher at Hardin Valley Academy, and wife Lavonne, who is a secretary at the school. Photo submitted

director at Knox County Housing Authority for most of that time, retiring as vice president at Knoxville’s Community Development Corp (KCDC). He was also president of the Tennessee Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities for 20 years.

It was that latter position that found Pierce heavily involved in legislative issues, meeting frequently in Nashville with legislators on housing matters. During those years, Pierce says, “I went to a lot of committee meetings working through the legis-

This is the last in our four-part series profiling the candidates in the newly-created state House 89th District race. Because there is no Democrat candidate, the winner of the Aug.2 Republican primary will represent the district in Nashville. The candidates are Tim Hutchison, Roger Kane, Joey McCulley and William “Bo” Pierce. The district consists of Karns, Hardin Valley, Solway, West Haven and part of Norwood.

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Plant closing throws lives into limbo It was already hot at the RockTenn plant when the first shift reported at 6:45 a.m. July 10, but what everybody’s going to remember about that morning won’t be the stifling heat. It will be the order to go upstairs for a meeting. Despite knowing that they had turned a hefty profit the month before, something didn’t feel right. “Usually they tell us the day before that bigwigs are going to be in here tomorrow, but this was a surprise,” said Joe Vespo, an Indiana native who operates a Flexographic machine, a one-stop wonder that prints, folds, glues and bundles cardboard boxes. “I take all kinds of pride in my work. I believe I’m the best Flexo operator west of the eastern seaboard.” He has worked at the plant on Anderson Road for almost 20 years.

Betty Bean “We all go upstairs, and one guy said, ‘This meeting can’t be good because they didn’t buy us any biscuits and orange juice.’ ” Then the suits walked in. Six of them, lined up in a row. One did all the talking. “They were from corporate and none of us had ever seen them before,” Vespo said. “He proceeded to say they are closing the Knoxville RockTenn plant down in 60 days. It was like ‘Whoa!’ ” “Everybody was just mesmerized by the thought of losing their jobs,” said Boyd Haynes, who is Vespo’s helper on the Flexo machine, a job he took when

Moment of truth draws near It is (winning) football time in Tennessee and we fans are so excited and optimistic and probably so full of it as to overlook facts. Derek Dooley did it. He said the Southeastern Conference won’t have Tennessee to kick around anymore. Players cheered. Sounds great! On the flip side, we have sobering news. Vanderbilt’s James Franklin defeated Dooley in media day quips and fist bumps. Later, we learned that Dooley is not on the same coaching planet

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with the great Nick Saban. Experts who claim great insight say Dooley ranks 14th among SEC coaches. That is behind everybody, the new guys and even Joker Phillips of Kentucky. Oh, you say Joker decked Derek nose-to-nose in No-

his previous job in quality control was phased out. He’s been at RockTenn for nearly 23 years. “They said it was because they didn’t have room to expand,” Vespo said. “For (the profit we generated in) a month, I’d knock a wall down.” There’s been a box-making plant on Anderson Road since 1947, through numerous owners. Over the years, they’ve been good corporate citizens whose employees have donated labor to make boxes for the Empty Stocking Fund and volunteered at nearby Shannondale Elementary School. The pay at RockTenn is good, the benefits are good, and both men had planned to retire there. But Haynes, 52, and Vespo, 50, are too young to retire, but old enough, they fear, to make job-hunting difficult. There are other considerations, too. “Everybody was pretty much in shock,” said Haynes, a Knoxville native. “It’s not just about losing the job. We’re like family here. It’s been an honor to vember. No, I had not forgotten but I’m trying. The great mentor Saban says Dooley is doing a really good job, considering his troubling inheritance and that he had a stroke or two of bad luck last season. Dooley, asked to evaluate himself, dodged the issue. He said we live in a world of results and people think we are what our record says we are. Tennessee was 1-7 last season against league foes. That says the Vols were very bad, as in almost awful. It does not address circumstances or declare that Dooley is doomed. It is past tense, then instead of now. It does not take into account lessons learned, injuries healed, improved talent, greater depth or prog-

Boyd Haynes and Joe Vespo have worked together for two decades. That will end when the RockTenn plant closes Sept. 7. Photo by Betty Bean

work with all these people. We’re with each other in the plant more than we’re with our families, especially in the fall when (making boxes for) Amazon kicks in and it’s nonstop, 24 hours a day.” “One guy asked how many of those plants were union? He said they’d closed 12 plants and 11 of them were union, but in the same breath, he said that wasn’t the reason. I would not want to have his job – telling all these employees they’re not

going to have a job,” Vespo said. Haynes and Vespo praised plant manager Mike Woody, who was transferred here from Alabama and will also lose his job in September. “He’s as fine a man as I’ve ever worked with,” Haynes said. Haynes said there’s been discussion among the workforce about getting together and trying to buy and operate the plant themselves – “I’d go for that in a heart-

ress in speed, strength and endurance – plus a crowd of new assistants with bonus enticements for bowl games. Speaking of Saban and other high authorities, SEC coaches and assembled media, in secret ballot but public proclamation, said our No. 1 man, Tyler Bray, our reason for faith in the future, is not even close to being the best quarterback in the league. Can you believe Tyler Wilson of Arkansas, Aaron Murray of Georgia, A.J. McCarron of Alabama and maybe two or three others are all better than Bray? And we have been worrying about him leaving early for the NFL? In our world of results, you could say Bray, with minimum help, has not

beaten anybody that matters. But we know he will. Any day now, he will come of age. He is maturing. He may even grow up to make better decisions, and throw only footballs. He is smart. He grasps several languages. He can read the strong safety, understand offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and communicate with all-world receiver Da’Rick Rogers. Just wait, Bray will prove he can win when the chips are on the proverbial table. Or, in this case, on the turf at the Georgia Dome, final Friday night in August, the moment of truth. This opener is the most important game in the coaching life of Derek Dooley and the playing career of Tyler Bray.

beat, just to have a job.” But he doesn’t sound optimistic about pulling that off. He’s sending out resumes, but hasn’t heard anything yet. Both are very worried about health insurance. And both Haynes and Vespo have second jobs – Hayes farms and Vespo is a locksmith (he can be reached at 306-3357). There are some 85 employees in the plant and Mike Adams is the union representative for most of them. He has worked there for 24 years and will be one of the recipients of the severance package he’s negotiating. More than half of his people have been at the plant for 20-plus years, one family for three generations. He says he worries most about the young ones. “This isn’t happening because of making money or losing money. They cannot expand enough to keep up expectations, to keep the main stockholders happy. When you work for a bunch of lawyers and doctors, all they see is dollar signs,” Adams said. Because it will be televised on one of ESPN’s junior channels and because a few million high school fans will be otherwise engaged, the whole world won’t be watching but we’ll have a quorum. And the outcome against North Carolina State will tell us whether we do or don’t have what it takes. Whip the Wolfpack and you set a tone for good things to come. Lose that one and … To restore confidence, if not jubilation, I say Tennessee is somewhat better. The facts I will no longer ignore are these: Talk, even by Saban and Dooley, is mostly meaningless. Results matter. Ready or not, here comes a football run for your life. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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Music at the Cove Beautiful weather brought a crowd from all over the county to the Cove in Concord Park to enjoy an afternoon of music by the Knoxville Community Band. The tour-of-the-world selections ranged from the South Pacific’s “Bali Ha’i,” to the Spanish Inquisition of the 16th century with “Man of LaMancha” to Austria with “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” American songs included “Oklahoma,” Scott Joplin’s ragtime piece “The Entertainer” and a “Dixieland Sampler”

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Knoxville Community Band director Larry Hicks spent 30 years as a high school band director before retiring from Heritage High School in Maryville. He has judged marching

band and concert band contests all over the Southeast. Boring played under Hicks as a student and later became assistant band director at Heritage. He wrote some of the music for the marching band shows before his retirement and subsequently has been arranging music for concert bands. The Knoxville Community Band is comprised of volunteer instrumentalists in the community who love music. Most have been playing since gram-

mar school. Some players are band directors who like to keep in practice on their major instruments, and others are professionals in the community who learned to play in school and do not want to lose their musical expertise. The band is sponsored by the Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department. New members with expertise on any band instrument are welcome. Practices are 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Northwest Middle School on Pleasant Ridge Road. Ed Cate and Bill Koch play the tuba.

Karns native releases new children’s book By Jake Mabe A few years ago, I told you about Karns native Kathy Arnold Sperounis, who had written a children’s book with a Christian theme for her daughter, who was separated from a friend who had moved to Minnesota. Sperounis, a 1990 Karns High graduate who now lives in Peabody, Mass., has released a second book in the series, “J.A.M.S. and the Case of the Missing Walking Horse.” It is set in

Tennessee and continues the earlier book’s format, featuring on an animal (this time, the famous Tennessee walking horse), a state (this time, Tennessee) as well as a Christian theme (this time, the Christian commandment not to steal from others). Her new book has been self-published and is available at and also through her website, or by emailing Two

Karns native Kathy Arnold Sperounis has released her second book for young adults, “J.A.M.S. and the Case of the Missing Tennessee Walking Horse.” Photo by Jake Mabe

dollars of any book purchased by a Knox County resident directly from Sperounis will go to Knox County Schools. The J.A.M.S. series is written for young readers ages 8-12, but Sperounis has written two other books, which are currently being illustrated, designed for children ages 4 to 7. She is also completing a young adult book based on the real-life story of a friend who survived the Pol Pot/ Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.

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■ Wednesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3; 11 a.m. Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5.

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Locals leave for mission trips Two 19-year-old young men from Farragut have left for two-year missionary trips. Both are members of the Farragut ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Webb High School class of 2011 graduate Nello Pesci will serve in the Nevada Las Vegas mission. He is the son of N.J. and Mary-Anne Pesci and attends Brigham Young University. Farragut High School class of 2011 graduate Trey Sexton will serve in the Australia Adelaide mission. He is the son of David

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Barnes is top pediatrician By Theresa Edwards Anyone who personally knows Dr. Robert Barnes III will agree he is well deserving of the prestigious “Senior Pediatrician of the Year” award he received July 20 at the 2012 Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics annual awards gala at The Foundry. “He’s your quintessential pediatrician,” TNAAP president Dr. Alan Coffman said. “As a pediatrician, we all have that one physician we emulate in our practice and he is that kind of person. There are so many things in the Knoxville pediatric community that were his idea or that he was important in making happen. He has been such a fantastic asset medically to the community. He has been a part of so many things it’s just natural to recognize him tonight.” “He is retiring this year after serving 36 years as a practicing pediatrician. He is loved and admired by every child and parent who has been fortunate to call him their pediatrician and is recognized by his peers as an outstanding physician who is both confident and compassionate,” said Dr. Michelle Fiscus. Dr. Deborah Christiansen nominated him. “Bob

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very humbling to be chosen for this. I would also like to thank my partners at KPA for being such wonderful pediatricians so that together all these years we have been able to be advocates for children. “For me to spend my whole career practicing in that model, sharing with colleagues and following families for children, grandchildren, sometimes the third generation by the time I was done, has been for me a dream come true and a goal achieved. So, I thank you very much,” said Barnes.

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Community Services ■ Concord UMC’s Caregiver Support Group, affiliated with Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. each first Tuesday in Room 226 at the church, 11020 Roane Drive. The next meeting will be Aug. 7. Anyone in the community who gives care to an elderly individual is invited. Refreshments will be served. Info: 675-2835.

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Our Fall Banquet for Lost Sheep Ministry (September 27) is fortunate to have as our keynote speaker Barbara Dooley. Barbara Dooley, wife of legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley and mother of Tennessee coach Derek Dooley, is a hilarious spitfire in her own right. Her personal stories are colorful and witty and often sound too unreal to be true. She is an author, radio and television personality, nonprofit volunteer, career woman and a dynamic speaker. Barbara is a cancer survivor who can speak to the emotions of that experience and its positive outcome. While being married to Vince Dooley for almost 50 years, she has created her own success and identity. She enthralls those who are fortunate enough to hear her speak. Plan now to attend the banquet and hear Barbara Dooley!

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Wise puts a ‘face’ on Pellissippi programs By Sherri Gardner Howell When Dr. Anthony Wise Jr., president of Pellissippi State Community College, thinks about “Brandy,” he sees some of the best things about his job and the college he calls home. Wise told members and guests at Rotary Club of Farragut that Brandy is a Pellissippi State alum who hopes to soon be teaching in a local school system.

Dr. Wesley M. White, director of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, talks to Rotary Club of Farragut about prostate cancer. “She is a graduate of Pellissippi and has been a student at multiple campuses, taking classes at the Blount County campus, Hardin Valley and online,” Wise said. “She came to us not sure what she wanted to do, but, through our courses, she decided she wanted to be a teacher.” Brandy has six children but was able to get an Associate of Science degree in teaching from Pellissippi. Then, looking forward, Pellissippi helped her enter the Two Plus

Two program, a partnership with Tennessee Tech that is allowing Brandy to complete her junior and senior years as a Tennessee Tech student, taking her classes at Pellissippi’s Hardin Valley campus. “Brandy was able to fulfill her dream of a college education while still fulfilling her commitment to her family,” Wise said. Wise updated the club members on Tennessee’s progress in the Complete College program, a national and state project designed to raise Tennessee’s graduation rate and standing in education. “We have been focused on our plan of work for Complete College at Pellissippi since January 2010,” Wise said. “The goal is for our nation to once again become a leader in higher education attainment by 2020. Complete College changed the way Tennessee colleges are funded from the number of students enrolled to graduation outcomes. Because of Complete College, we have developed stronger partnerships and connections with other higher education institutions and with workforce development.” While at the meeting, Wise was presented with a check for $3,500 from Rotary Club of Farragut for the college’s

Adult Education program. The Rotary raised the money through their annual Adult Spelling Bee event. The July 25 meeting of the Rotary Club of Farragut began with a gift from across the seas. Jule Hecht of Bruchsal, Germany, presented Far-

Pellissippi State Community College President Anthony Wise, right, accepts a check for $3,500 for the Pellissippi State Foundation from Rotary Club of Farragut representatives Lee Mrazek, left, and Staci Wilkerson. The money, raised through the club’s Adult Spelling Bee, is earmarked for the college’s adult education program.

Liz Newsom, a student at Webb School of Knoxville, enjoys remarks from Jule Hecht of Bruchsal, Germany. Liz, daughter of John and Susan Newsom, just returned from a four-week Family to Family exchange program with Jule’s family in Germany. Jule presented the Farragut Rotary Club with a banner from the Bruchsal-Bretten Rotary. ragut club president Bruce Williamson with a banner from the Bruchsal-Bretten club in her hometown. Jule is visiting the John and Susan Newsom family for four weeks as a part

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My FBI story By Jake Mabe OK, I’ll admit it. I have always wanted to be a federal agent. It started when I was a kid, I guess. I devoured former News Sentinel columnist Don Whitehead’s book “The FBI Story.� I did a report on J. Edgar Hoover in the 5th grade. I loved reruns of the TV series “The FBI� with Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and I was one of about five people who rooted for Melvin Purvis instead of Johnny Dillinger in the 1973 Warren Oates movie “Dillinger.� I had even started to suspect that acting FBI director L. Patrick Gray was Deep Throat, the infamous Watergate source who told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward to “Follow the money� while investigating the scandal that would bring down President Richard Nixon’s administration. Who else but an FBI agent, I reasoned, would have that kind of information? (I was close. Deep Throat was Gray’s No. 2 guy at the bureau: W. Mark Felt.) So, when I was asked to accompany the interns on a tour of Knoxville’s FBI building last Tuesday, I didn’t have to be asked twice. I felt like a kid at Christmas. Security was tight, as you can imagine. We couldn’t take cameras or even cellphones along. Our tour guide was Ronda Stewart, secretary to the Assistant Special Agent in Charge. The tour was facilitated by former FBI employee Judy McCarter. The first thing you see inside the main building is a large photograph of Hoover in the lobby, along with pho-

tos of his successors. The lobby’s floor is dominated by the FBI seal. We saw the bureau’s collection of weapons, including an old Tommy gun similar to the kind Purvis and his crew would have used against the Dillinger gang. We saw a briefcase gun, used to protect the president of the United States, which looked like something straight out of James Bond. Out in the garage, we saw the bureau’s Humvee as well as a van that looks like it would be used in a stakeout. I was tickled to learn that the male FBI agents are still expected to wear coats and ties. They can dress down on casual day. Most of the time. Alas, they don’t fingerprint suspects anymore using the ink blotter that was a staple of shows like “The FBI� and “Dragnet.� And, I doubt the agents still wear fedoras. (Most of the male employees I saw did not have on coats and ties.) But, for almost two hours last Tuesday, I finally got to live out my own “FBI Story.� Kid in a candy store. Better than Christmas. Visit Jake Mabe online at jakemabe.

An exterior view of the Federal Bureau of Investigation building off Middlebrook Pike. Cellphones and cameras were not allowed inside the building. Photo by Ruth White

FBI FACTS: ■The agency was formed in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation and the name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1938. ■ Cases investigated by the bureau include Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone, John Gotti, “Pretty Boy� Floyd and Lester Gillis, aka “Baby Face� Nelson. ■ The FBI has an annual budget of $8 billion. ■ J. Edgar Hoover was director from 1924-1972. ■ There are roughly 36,000 employees worldwide at the agency. ■ The agency’s motto is “Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity.� ■ The first Special Agent in Charge in Knoxville was named in 1935. ■ The FBI has an annual budget of $8 billion. ■ J. Edgar Hoover was director from 1924-1972.

‘Investigating’ the FBI By Madeline Lonas The interns seem to be in a lot of trouble lately. Last week they were sent to Juvenile Court, and this week they had a meeting with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Many people don’t know the FBI has a location in Tennessee, let alone multiple locations. The Knoxville office is located right off of Middlebrook Pike. The FBI focuses on threats that challenge the foundations of American society or involve dangers too large or complex for any local or state authority to handle alone. Their top 10 priorities are the following: 1. Protect the United States from terrorist attack 2. Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage 3. Protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes

4. Combat public corruption at all levels 5. Protect civil rights 6. Combat transnational/national criminal organizations and enterprises 7. Combat major whitecollar crime 8. Combat significant violent crime 9. Support federal, state, local and international partners 10. Upgrade technology to successfully perform the FBI’s mission. The FBI’s mission is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign threats, to enforce the criminal laws, and to provide leadership and criminal justice. Although they can seem scary, they only want to help and keep everyone safe. Each and every one of the agents would risk their lives for us, and do everyday. Applicants must have a college education. The FBI then gives them 20

weeks of training. The training involves physical workouts, firearms, legal defense and more. The training takes place in various locations with different climates around the United States. Agents are issued gear that weighs up to 60 lbs; this includes a bulletproof vest, ammunition, and a gun. Not every agent knows the details of every case. They only know what’s going on in their assigned cases. Not all employees have the same access to the building. The FBI is a very private organization. They take security very seriously. It’s not uncommon for employees to have their credentials challenged. Being a huge fan of the TV show “Criminal Minds,� I felt honored being able to have a tour of the building. With all of the high technology and security, it really made me feel safe.


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With HealthSpring, A view high above the beautiful 350 foot deep quarry near Fort Dickerson in South Knoxville. Photo by Ethan Sanders

Wow! What a view! By Ruth White The view of the city of Knoxville’s skyline is breathtaking from the ridge in South Knoxville. Shopper interns were able to see the city from a different vantage point last week and learn about its rich Civil War era history. Carol Evans, executive director of the Legacy Parks Foundation, showed the interns historical sites in Knoxville that are more than just land, but pieces of history. First stop on the tour was the 1,000-acre Knoxville Urban Wilderness Corridor along Knoxville’s downtown waterfront. The corridor contains 10 parks, nearly 20 miles of recreational trails, three Civil War forts, historic settlement sites, and diverse ecological features and recreational amenities. It links the acquired properties into an incredible historical, recreational, cultural and environmental experience. As the group explored the area, Evans pointed out remnants of the Civil War battles fought in Knoxville in 1863. The foundation works to ensure that the community is able to enjoy recreational opportunities, natural beauty and open spaces

in the Knoxville area and that these assets last for generations to come. The second stop on the tour was Fort Dickerson in South Knoxville. The 85acre historic park is one of the best-preserved earthen forts from the Civil War era and rests on a high knob across from downtown. The view on the north shows the city all the way to the high ridges beyond Fountain City, and the foothills and high peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains are visible to the south. Scenic trails wind from the high point of the park down to the quarry. Posted throughout the area are markers to preserve the historical information of the fort and to educate

visitors of the rich history in Knoxville. According to park signage, Fort Dickerson was a Union position that was the “major factor� in the defense of Knoxville. “Occupied on Nov. 1, 1863,� the state marker says, “by the 2nd Brig. (Col. Daniel Cameron) 3rd Div. XXIII Corps, its gunfire broke up an attempt on Nov. 15-16 by Confederate cavalry which had come via Sweetwater and Maryville to seize these heights in (Confederate Gen. James) Longstreet’s bid to capture the city.� The battle fought near Fort Dickerson lasted for nearly two hours, much longer than the more famous 15-minute battle at Fort Sanders.

Ethan Sanders gets an up close look at a replica cannon on the grounds of Ft. Dickerson.

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FARRAGUT LIBRARY EVENTS The Farragut Branch Library is located at 417 N. Campbell Station Road. A parent or guardian must accompany each child, except for older preschool, during Storytime and events. Info: 777-1750. ■ Monday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. – Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5. ■ Tuesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m. – Older Preschool Storytime for ages 4-6. ■ Wednesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. – Baby Bookworms for infants to age 2. ■ Thursday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m. – Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3. ■ Friday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. – Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5.

SATURDAYS, THROUGH AUGUST Kids Nights at Einstein Bros. Einstein Bros. Bagels, 11693 Parkside Drive, will host Summer Kids Nights from 3-8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the summer. Free activities will include crafts, sidewalk chalk art, trivia, games and more. Kids 12 and under can eat free (pizza bagel, bagel dog, PB&J bagel or grilled cheese) with the purchase of an adult meal (one child per adult). Info: 675-6674.

SATURDAYS, THROUGH OCTOBER Food, crafts at Dixie Lee Market From 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 29, the Dixie Lee Farmers Market is open with fresh, locally grown produce and handmade crafts. The market is at Renaissance in Farragut, 12740 Kingston Pike. Local farmers and Tennessee artisans provide the products for the market. In season, offerings include peaches, berries, grapes, melons, apples, tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, greens and a host of other fruits and vegetables, plus grass-fed meats, honey, potted plants, fresh-cut flowers, herbs and cheeses. There are also baked goods and crafts by local artisans.

MONDAY, JULY 30 Shadow Ridge on Tennessee Shines Shadow Ridge and Caroline Smith & the Sleeps will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. In July and August, students get in free by showing their valid student IDs at the door. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.

TUESDAYS TO THURSDAYS, JULY 31 TO AUG. 9 Youth golf clinics at Concord Park The Knox County Parks and Recreation Department is winding down its summer youth golf clinics at the Concord Par 3 Golf Course at Concord Park, 10909 Northshore Drive. The final two-day camp for 6- to 8-year-olds runs from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday, July 31 and Aug. 1. Cost is $75. The final three-day session for 9- to 17-year-olds goes from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday to Thursday, Aug. 7-9. Cost is $100. Info or to register: 966-9103.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1 ‘Safe Driver’ lecture Jennifer Pugh, occupational therapist and driver rehabilitation specialist with Patricia Neal Rehabili-


tation Center, will help people figure out “Am I Still a Safe Driver” at the Covenant Senior Health Brown Bag Learning Lecture at noon Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. Pugh will discuss safety in driving and what could warrant a driving evaluation. She will cover the evaluation process and what the state of Tennessee looks at in regard to driving awareness. Attendance is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP to 541-4500.

SATURDAY, AUG. 4 Free Caregivers Expo A free Caregivers Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Cokesbury Center, 9919 Kingston Pike. Aimed at caregivers of any age or family situation, the expo will feature information on products and services from 40 vendors. A panel of six experts will answer questions, and Edward Harper will be the keynote speaker. A special community award will be presented to Bob Kesling, and dozens of door prizes will be distributed. Lunches will be available for $5. Info: or 934-1496.

The Knoxville Symphony Brass will perform from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Second Saturday Concert at the Cove at Concord Park, 11808 Northshore Drive. Second Saturday concerts are free and can be enjoyed in the park or from the water.

MONDAY, AUG. 13 Chelle Rose, David Olney on Tennessee Shines Chelle Rose and David Olney with Sergio Webb will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. In August, students get in free by showing their valid student IDs at the door. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.


MONDAY TO FRIDAY, AUG. 6-10 Movers and Shakers prize pickups Students who have participated in the Farragut Movers and Shakers Club this summer may pick up their prizes between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 6-10, at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Those who completed Level 3 of the program will get an invitation to an ice-skating party hosted by the town of Farragut and Cool Sports: Home of the Icearium from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. Invitations will be given out when students claim their prizes at Town Hall. Info: Lauren Cox, lauren.cox@ or 966-7057.


Yoga classes at Town Hall The town of Farragut will offer yoga classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 14 to Sept. 27, in the Community Room of the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Each class will run seven weeks. Class I will meet from 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 14 through Sept. 25. Betty Kalister will be the instructor. Class II will meet from 9-10 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 16 through Sept. 27. Valerie Whiting will be the instructor. The cost of each seven-week class is $70; a combo of both classes is $120. Registration and payment deadline is Thursday, Aug. 9. Info or to register: 966-7057.


Zumba classes at Town Hall The town of Farragut will offer Zumba fitness classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 6 through Sept. 17, in the Community Room of the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The classes will run six weeks, with no class on Sept. 3. Karen McKinney will be the instructor. The cost is $45. Registration and payment deadline is Thursday, Aug. 2. Info or to register: 966-7057.


Pilates classes at Town Hall The town of Farragut will offer Pilates classes from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 14 through Sept. 25, in the Community Room of the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The classes will run seven weeks. Simon Bradbury will be the instructor. The cost is $70. Registration and payment deadline is Thursday, Aug. 9. Info or to register: 966-7057.


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‘Sentimental Journey’ concert

Annabelle’s Curse and Wise Old River will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at www. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. In August, students get in free by showing their valid student IDs at the door. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.

Vocalist Kathy Huber will perform a “Sentimental Journey” concert at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. Huber’s oldies show is a favorite at the Strang Center. Audience members are encouraged to wear their best ’40s “Sentimental Journey” attire to win prizes. Refreshments and prizes will be provided by NHC Farragut. A $3 donation is requested. To RSVP: 670-6693.


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AARP Driver Safety Course AARP volunteers will teach a Driver Safety Course for drivers 50 and above from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9-10, in the Community Room of the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for nonmembers. A special offer for educators allows them to take this course for just $5 in August. Registration deadline is Thursday, Aug. 2. Info: Connie Barr, 288-0721. To register: 9667057.


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SENIOR NOTES AARP driver safety class For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 30-31, Chota Recreation Center, 145 Awohli Drive, Tellico Village, Loudon. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 1-2, Oak Ridge Senior Center, 728 Emory Valley Rd., Oak Ridge. ■ 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, Blount Memorial Health Center, 230 Associates Blvd., Alcoa.

■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 18, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2717 Buffalo Trail, Morristown. ■ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 429 Sandy Springs Rd., Maryville. ■ Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 16-17, Halls Senior Center, 4200 Crippen Rd. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 16-17, Kingston Public Library, 1004 Bradford Way, Kingston.

UT NOTES ■ UT Extension will offer two workshops at the UT Extension Eastern Region Office, 1801 Downtown West Blvd., on how to utilize computer programs to better manage your farm financial records. A daytime workshop will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 14. An evening workshop will be offered 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13-14. Space is limited to 15 participants per workshop. The Quicken program will be used but not provided. Cost is $20. Info or to register: David Bilderback, dbilderb@ or 423-798-1710, or Alice Rhea, or 200-4527.

Walmart boosts Y garden Pam Williams, Dustin Day and Vickey Beard of the YMCA stand with some of the fruits (and veggies) of the community garden at the Davis Y off Northshore Drive. Walmart gave the Davis Y a grant for the garden last winter. With the help of Master Gardeners, Y Teen Leaders and Y staff members, the garden has provided food for the Y’s summer day camp program at Beaumont Elementary School. Photo submitted

REUNIONS ■ Carter High School Class of 1957 will hold its 55-year reunion 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Chop House at Exit 407 off I-40. Info: Peggy Wilson, 933-2608 or Sue Walker, 933-3077. ■ Central High School Class of 1944 will have its 2012 reunion at noon Thursday, Aug. 16, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info/registration: Carolyn C. Mynatt, 584-9530 or Dr. Jim Tumblin, jctchs44@ ■ Gibbs High School Class of 1977 will have its 35th reunion Oct. 27. Contact information is needed for those planning to attend. Email your name, address and phone number to or call 688-4727 or 922-3060. ■ Halls High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 1, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info: Jennifer Corum, 654-1317 or email jennifercorum@ ■ Standard Knitting Mills reunion is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center. Any employee or relative is welcome. Food donations are accepted; limited to finger foods. Info: 523-5463. ■ Wilkerson Reunion is 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Big Ridge State Park. Bring a covered dish.

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Angel on his shoulder

Fall leads Knoxville man to doctor who invented ‘Dog Bone’ implant It was last Sept. 26 that 80-year-old Thomas Avera of Knoxville saw the newspaper article about a dog bone. Actually, it was a story about a dog bone-shaped artificial shoulder implant invented by Dr. Paul Brady of Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics at Parkwest Medical Center. But Avera was so impressed by Brady’s knowledge that he saved the article and made a vow. “When I read that, I said, ‘That guy’s pretty smart. If I ever have anything wrong with my shoulder, he’s the man I’m going to see,’ ” Avera recounted. That time came sooner than expected. Thirty-seven days later, Avera’s fall down a slippery slope while blowing leaves landed him in Parkwest’s emergency department and, ultimately, Brady’s office, with the second-worst shoulder injury the orthopedic surgeon had ever seen. “A rotator cuff has four muscles that become tendons and those tendons attach to the bone,” explained Brady. “A typical rotator cuff tear involves one tear, a really bad rotator cuff tear involves two, a horrific massive one involves three, and Mr. Avera’s was three-and-a-half. His was the second-worst injury I have seen. I did have one patient who had torn four, but that was because of a fall from a 30-foot ladder – a much worse fall than Mr. Avera’s.” For Avera, the nightmare began Nov. 2 between 8 and 9 in the morning. “I was blowing leaves with a backpack leaf blower,” Avera recounted. “I wanted to start early because with a little dew on the ground I wouldn’t have all the dust. But I stepped on a little wet slope, slipped and fell. I fell sideways on my right shoulder and didn’t have time to put my arm out to catch myself or anything. I fell full force. When I hit, I knew I had done some damage.” He flagged down his wife, Dot, who was mowing a nearby field and told her he had fallen. “I asked him if he was hurt, and he said yes,” said Dot. “For him

Thomas Avera’s right shoulder was left hanging only by skin and soft tissue after a fall while blowing leaves last November.

to say ‘yes,’ I knew he had to be hurt pretty badly.” Still, Avera declined his wife’s offer to call for an ambulance and insisted that she drive him to Parkwest instead. “Big mistake,” said Dot. “He passed out twice before we got to the hospital.” At the emergency room, Avera was put under anesthesia, his shoulder reset and his arm put in a sling. Then, he was off to see Brady, who was attending patients at his Lenoir City office that day. Even without an appointment, he got in. “I like to take care of things quickly, particularly injuries like that,” said Brady. “His would’ve been a nightmare – if not impossible – to repair had we waited.” After allowing several days for Avera’s swelling to subside and an MRI, Brady went to work. With Avera under anesthesia, Brady rotated Avera’s arm around, looking for a point of resistance. There was none. “I could rotate his arm all the way around and just keep go-

Avera fashioned this T-shaped device from PVC tubing to aid in his rehabilitation.

ing,” Brady said. “There was very little attachment. Really, the only thing holding it on was the skin and some soft tissue. He didn’t have much, if any, rotator cuff – it was just hanging from his torso.” Avera’s shoulder was filled with fluids to allow the insertion of a small, arthroscopic camera that enabled Brady to better see the torn cuff. He then began pulling the tendons back to the bone, securing them with synthetic calcium screws and sutures. “The screws become part of the bone,” said Brady. “They don’t disappear. They don’t dissolve. They just become part of the bone.” “One of the most interesting

things about Mr. Avera’s case is that he had an injury where some surgeons would have chosen to do what is called a reverse shoulder replacement,” said Brady, noting that it’s a procedure that’s been approved in the United States for seven years. But, he added, reverse shoulder replacements are normally prescribed when a patient has a massive tear of the rotator cuff, no shoulder function and arthritis. Avera, however, had no arthritis. “That’s where I differ from some others in that I usually try to make every effort to fix a rotator cuff rather than do a shoulder replacement,” said Brady. “I

think doing it the way we did it is much better than a shoulder replacement. Not to mention that my general philosophy is ‘God’s parts are better than man-made parts.’ So, if I can do anything to preserve natural anatomy and restore natural anatomy, I’ll choose that every time.” “However, I do shoulder replacements – frequently,” he added. “There are times when there really is no other option, but Mr. Avera’s case, more than almost any I’ve ever done, really highlights that if you just try to restore a patient’s normal anatomy, a lot of times they’ll end up doing fantastic.” “Fantastic” is also how Thomas Avera describes his shoulder today. Six weeks after the surgery, he began going to rehabilitation three times a week and then, later, by himself at home. He even fashioned a T-shaped tool out of PVC tubing that he uses in exercises to improve his shoulder mobility and reach. After all this time, he continues with his 15-minute workouts twice daily. The shoulder, he says, will never be as good as it once was, but it’s getting better all the time thanks to the exercises. “You can’t say it enough – you use it or lose it,” he said. “In a case like this, rehabilitation exercise is the key.” “After it’s fixed properly,” added Dot. “And Dr. Brady fixed it right.” Thomas Avera says he asked Brady before the surgery if he’d be implanting one of his Dog Bones, but was told that it is only for clavicle surgery. Asked if he was disappointed he didn’t get the Dog Bone, Avera replied, “Hey, that invention is supposed to make your shoulder several times stronger than normal. You know, I saved that article thinking that Dr. Brady was who I would want working on me. Maybe the Lord had something to do with it. I believe in Divine intervention and Divine healing, too.” For more information or a physician referral, call 374PARK.

Brady: Best to seek help early for rotator cuff injury While Thomas Avera’s aren’t just something that rotator cuff injury was the a baseball pitcher or tennis player goes through – they result of a major accident, are often the result of a Dr. Paul Brady says many repetitive motion over time. people may have a torn rotator cuff and never know “Sometimes, it’s just a it until it becomes so painful lifetime of activity – wear and tear – or bone spurs they seek help. “In about 80 percent of can irritate the rotator cuff rotator cuff tears, you can’t and weaken it,” he said. “In the natural aging process, put your finger on when they happened,” said Brady. “It’s all of our tendons get a little one of those things that can weaker over time. If we stay happen slowly over time, Dr. Paul Brady active, that process is much and a lot of patients wait slower. So, the more active until they can’t sleep, can’t comb their you are, the less weak your tendons are hair or whatever and they wait until the going to become. People who become very last minute to go to the doctor.” inactive, their tendons become almost In fact, Brady says torn rotator cuffs brittle. Think of a nice fresh rubber band

– you can hardly break it. But if you have one that sits in the drawer a long time and you pull it, it just crumbles. That’s an extreme example but it’s not far from the truth.” Another common cause of rotator cuff injuries, Brady says, are lawnmowers or other outdoor equipment that start with the pull of a rope. “Particularly, if it ‘catches’ on them or if the rope breaks – those are two things I’ve seen in a bunch of patients,” said Brady. “They say, ‘As I was pulling it, the rope broke and my arm gave and I knew something happened.’ So, be careful starting your lawnmower.” Brady says shoulder or arm pain, pain at night and pain with overhead activities are all signs that you may have a rotator

cuff injury. While those symptoms are also common in bursitis, Brady says people experiencing pain that lasts for more than three to four weeks and can’t be controlled with anti-inf lammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen, should see a doctor. “It would be nice if patients would seek treatment a little earlier because the literature is very clear – if you treat these things when the tear is early or when the tear is smaller, patients do better than if you wait a long time,” said Brady. “I guarantee you – if Mr. Avera had waited a long time, he would’ve not done well with arthroscopic surgery. He probably would’ve had to have a reverse shoulder replacement and even then, he wouldn’t have done as well as he did.”

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Call (865) 374-PARK for a free booklet about breastfeeding or to learn more about Teddy Bear University classes for expecting parents.

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HEALTH NOTES ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or www. ■ Covenant Health’s Bodyworks offers community exercise for all ages at $3 per class. Classes include Easy Cardio Max, Mind and Body, and Senior Cardio. Visit bodyworks or call 541-4500 to find a location near you. ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. each third Monday at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081. ■ “An Introduction to the Alexander Technique” will be taught 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at West Hills library. Admission is free but preregistration is required. Info: Lilly Sutton, 387-7600 or visit ■ Stop Smoking: 1-800-7848669 (1-800-QUITNOW) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each third Tuesday at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Ave. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807, or ■ The “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” 5K will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Plaza, 800 Howard Baker Ave. Registration opens at 2 p.m. Info: 558-4048 or ■ The 3rd annual “Man Ride” will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, to raise awareness of the fight against prostate cancer. Former UT head football coach Phillip Fulmer and radio personality Phil Williams will ride in the event which kicks off at Smokey Mountain HarleyDavidson in Maryville. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Pre-register by Aug. 4 and receive a free T-shirt. In


conjunction with the event, free prostate cancer screenings will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Info: 305-6970. ■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: Penny Sparks, 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 5 to 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277. ■ Financial assistance is available for low-income Medicare enrollees. For more information, contact the Office on Aging’s Affordable Medicine Options for Seniors (AMOS) program at 524-2786. Ask for David Holden.

Foster parents needed Youth Villages is looking for caring people to become foster parents of children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues. These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them. If the child becomes available for adoption, foster parents often have the first right to adopt, and adoption through Youth Villages is free. Youth Villages’ foster parents receive a monthly stipend to help them offset the costs of adding a child to their household. Candidates are single or married adults over the age of 25 who currently live in Knox County. Free foster parent training classes will start Saturday, Aug. 4, at Youth Villages, 9111 Cross Park Drive, suite E475. Lunch will be provided. Info: Mariah Parton, 560-2558 or email alyson.parton@

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For those of you who want all of your animalrelated information in one place, check out “Four Paws: Handbook for a Pet-Friendly Community” sponsored by Young-Williams Animal Center, the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, the Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee, Knoxville Veterinary Medical Association and the Most Pet-Friendly Community Initiative. For animal owners, “Four Paws” is exactly what it says: a pet handbook. There are tips for housetraining your pet, traveling with them and even hiking with them. Also included are lists of shelters, spay/neuter clinics and veterinary offices around East Tennessee. “Four Paws” also tackles less-comfortable subjects such as finding a new home for your pet and domestic abuse toward animals. Hard copies of “Four Paws” can be found at Young-Williams or you can download a digital copy by visiting its website at www. A couple of weeks ago, the Knoxville Zoo hosted “Zoo To Do” for families which involved pizza, donuts and juggling. Next on the calendar is the annual, more sophisticated Feast with the

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English Mastiff pups, AKC reg, parents on prem., brindle, $1,000. 865-674-9995; 310-2764 Golden Retreiver puppies (4), AKC, 1st shots & wormed, $325. 865-806-3197 GREAT DANE PUPS AKC, ready in 2 wks. Fawns $650; black $500s; 423-608-1340 ***Web ID# 117319*** LAB PUPPIES, AKC, yellow, 1st shots & wormed, $300. Phone 865-696-9357 ***Web ID# 116960***

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22 ACRES, 5 min. from Super 73 Wal-Mart, off Norris Duplexes Fwy. w/3BR, 2BA, 2 car gar. Manufactured Lenoir City, 3 BR, 2 BA 2 BR, 2 BA, Strawberry home (like new). Plains, in Mob. home gar., fncd bkyard, 2 $145,000. park. Sec 8 OK. $450 1/2 yrs. old, grt loc. Call Scott, 865-388-9656. + $450 DD. 865-254-2374 $895. 865-388-0610

Feast with the Beasts will be held 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. All proceeds will benefit the Knoxville Zoo. More information is available online at or by calling 637-5331. And last but certainly not the least important is a notice we received at the Shopper from our friends at Young-Williams Animal Center. The facility is in desperate need of dental equipment in order to give older animals a fair shot at being adopted. Often when an older animal is in pain, it could be helped with a proper dental X-ray and tooth extraction. Without this service, many animals must be euthanized. For more information, call Amy Johnston or Monica Brown at 215-6599. To contact Sara, call her at 218-9378 or email barretts@

■ The Knoxville Writers’ Guild will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Laurel Theater on the corner of Laurel Avenue and 16th street. Author John Tullock will help writers understand how the publishing industry has changed. A $2 donation will be accepted at the door. Info:

LAB PUPS, beautiful black AKC, $300. ^ 865-414-3339 CLEANING LADY needed for general housekeeping work. MINI SCHNAUZER Karns/Ball Camp Pups AKC, Ch. Sire & area. 691-3277. Dam, shots, health guar. Black, B&S & S&P, also young Healthcare 110 adults to approved homes. 865-207-6199 Brightstar Homecare ***Web ID# 115480*** is seeking experienced CAREGIVERS & CNA'S POMA PEEKAPOO FT, PT, Shift & live-in puppy, 10 wks, S&W, fem. toy tri-color, positions available. Knox, $300. 865-548-9205 Sevier, Anderson, Blount counties & surrounding areas. Weekly Pay! Must pass criminal background check, drug test & have dependable transportation. RAT TERRIERS, UKC, 5 F / 1 M, APPLY ONLINE AT CH bloodlines, $250. 423-235-3271 career-center ***Web ID# 114318***

WEST NEW CONDO 1 car garage, 2 large BRs, 2BAs, no pets. $825/mo. + dep. Doyle Jo hnson 865-254-9552

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LAB PUPS, LARGE, born 3/9/12. Blonde, black & rare white. Absolutely beautiful & very intelligent. Father 108 yr ch. bldline, parents on prem. Very well taken care of. Must see your next best friend. $400 +/-. Union Co. 10 min. from 33 Bridge. Text or email preferred or call 865256-0881 ***Web ID# 114401***

Condo Rentals

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DOUGLAS LAKE----- Lenoir City, 3 BR, 2 BA gar., great loc. on 3 BANK RELEASE OF acres. Horses welcome. LAKE PROPERTIES $895. 865-388-0610 NEAR GATLINBURG & GREAT SMOKY Houses - Unfurnished 74 MTNS. $14,900 for lake property with private boat slip or 5 2 BR 1 BA, East, $550. 2 BR 1 BA, Inskip ac. Lakefront sub $550. Nice 4 room 1 dividable for $49,900. BA bsmt. apt. East City Water, Power, $400. 865-687-1140 Sewer, Paved Rds 3BR 3BA condo, 2,000 and Boat Ramp. SF, fenced, Seymour/ AUGUST 4TH Sevier $795 mo + dep 877-717-5263 ext 512 No pets. 865-573-8311

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Hey, Chika This week’s pick from Young-Williams Animal Center is Chika, a 9-year-old domestic short hair mix. The active senior is extremely sweet and loving. In fact, her nickname at the shelter is “Ms. Personality-Plus.” Because she is a senior, there is no fee to adopt her. Chika is staying at the Division Street location of YWAC. Hours there are noon to 6 p.m. every day. To see all of Young-Williams adoptable animals, visit the website at

‘Primp Your Pit (Bull)’ According to the staff at Young-Williams, two out of three pit bulls brought to the shelter will be euthanized. To help sway this number toward a happy ending, YoungWilliams will host the spay/neuter special “Primp Your Pit (Bull)” throughout the month of August. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the promotion will help a sweet breed with a bad reputation. Have your pit bull spayed or neutered for $20, and Young-Williams will even throw in a nail trim. All owners of pit bulls are eligible for this special, regardless of income. The only requirement is mentioning the “Primp Your Pit” promotion when you call Young-Williams to schedule the procedure. In general, spaying/neutering helps solve the problem of animal over-population and reduces the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections in all animals. Info: 215-6677 or

Recycle your computers and gadgetry East Tennessee Technology Access Center is in need of used computers, iPads and iPod Touches that are in good working condition. Computers must be Windows XP or newer. Hard drives will be erased before distribution. ETTAC is a regional, nonprofit agency that helps people with disabilities. The staff adapts computers with specialized software and hardware that are then given or loaned to clients to help them pursue their educational or employment goals. All donations are tax deductible. Equipment can be dropped off at ETTAC’s office at 116 Childress St. from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: 219-0130 or

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Mike Wigger

Exercise and Inflammation: How can stress reduce stress? Recent research is revealing the details of just how devastating chronic inflammation can be to your health; an issue that highlights the dangers of unmanaged stress. Quite simply, chronic stress can make you sick. Inflammation is your body’s response to stress; both chronic (long-term) and acute (short-term). We are all aware of ways to reduce our stress, but did you know there is one method to treat stress that in turn actually causes it? You got it. Exercise! How is it that the treatment we use to manage stress is actually something that causes it? The difference lies in the acute vs. chronic. Yes, exercise stresses your body, but only for a short period of time to elicit an adaptation (or growth response). The stress placed on your body during exercise breaks down your muscles causing the need for repair, except this time the muscles are bigger and better than they were before. This overload stimulus is what promotes improvements and progression in your exercise program. This type of inflammation is actually beneficial, because it causes your body to rebuild and refortify its tissues for future demands. Chronic inflammation, however, is where we get into trouble. This occurs when we do not allow our body sufficient time to rest, or we consume highly processed, difficult to digest foods. Your body is designed to deal with stress, but only in small doses with enough time to fully recover. Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 22, to learn specifically how to use exercise as a means for reducing chronic inflammation!

aches and pains

By Sandra Clark You’ve seen the old codgers on TV – the ones who seem to unfold when getting up from a chair. They are reacting to the aches and pains of old age, but stiffness and inflammation are not inevitable outcomes of aging. Provision Health & Wellness is sponsoring a free half-day event Wednesday, Aug. 22, to introduce a way to battle back. Juli Urevick, marketing manager, says the event is for adults, “from ‘boomers’ to seniors,” specifically those with aches and pains. The day will start at 9 a.m. with a meet and greet with healthy snacks. Provision Health & Wellness is located at Dowell Springs off Middlebrook Pike. Then from 10-11 a.m., Chief Dietitian Casey Peer will discuss how good nutrition can minimize common aches of aging. Mike Wigger, wellness coordinator and exercise specialist, will talk about ways to reduce chronic inflammation with diet and exercise. From 11 until noon, participants can exercise with a choice of low- or no-impact classes: Chair Yoga or Functional Fitness and Zumba Gold class combo, Urevick said. “We had an amazing turnout the first time we did this. Our instructors are highly qualified and can modify any exercise for a group or individual; for instance, if you’ve got a bad knee or hip. So we are excited to expand the program to include people of my generation, the Baby Boomers.”

Sample the snacks! Sample the talks by Casey and Mike! Sample the classes: Zumba Gold: Latin inspired dance fitness class. Zumba Gold modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of an active older participant (or a younger one with aches and pains). Functional Fitness classes utilize low-impact cardio and cross-training for a focused workout without wear and tear on your joints. Gentle strengthening and balance work is incorporated to provide overall physical benefits. Suggested movement modifications are also provided during the class to ensure your safety. Chair Yoga: Participants learn or do yoga while seated or using a chair for support. Appropriate for individuals with joint issues, pregnant mothers and more. Learn to exercise in a safe environment. Learn about nutrition and the influence of diet on your over-all health. Remember, the Wednesday, Aug. 22, event is absolutely free. Pre-registration by calling 232-1414 helps with snack preparation. And best of all, those attending will be offered discounts on both club membership and nutrition classes.


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Health Advisor

Q. My doctor put me on a new drug but I am worried about it interacting with my other medications. Do you have any advice on if I should take it?

A. Without knowing which medications are involved, I can give only general information about your question. Medications not only interact with other medications, but can also interact with food, beverages, herbals, supplements and even medical conditions. Therefore, it is extremely important to know your pharmacist and discuss in detail any concerns you may have about your medications with them. Every doctor or prescriber you see should have an updated and Chad & Camilla Frost, PharmDs current medication list. I am sure your pharmacist would be 10420 Kingston Pike, Lovell Heights Center willing to put together and send Between Pellissippi & Lovell Road a current medication list to your doctors at your request.


Please do not make a decision to stop or not take a medication you have been prescribed on your own. Keeping all members of your healthcare team involved in your care and informed of any concerns or side effects is the most important thing you can do for your health.



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