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Westland Cove opponents appeal to BZA Opponents of Westland Cove will be back at the county’s Board of Zoning and Appeals at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the City County Building to pick up where they left off after a four-hour debate in January. That vote was delayed because two BZA members were absent. John Huber and his attorney, John King, are proponents of the project, which flew through the Metropolitan Planning Commission 13-2 and squeaked by County Commission 6-5. Huber wants to build up to 312 apartments and a marina with 75 boat slips and dry storage for another 131 boats on the flatland of the 70-acre Melgaard farm. Wayne Kline, representing several clients, and landowners Michael and Sherry Whitaker are appealing MPC’s approval of Huber’s use-on-review plan, which credited him with higher density in exchange for not disturbing land on the steeper slopes. The property is at 909 Emory Church Road near the interchange of Pellissippi Parkway and Westland Drive. |

February 17, 2014

Soaring to excellence

When Grace Christian Academy’s Tonya Wilson and Alysia Haluska aspire to reach new heights, watch out! Wilson, a drama teacher, and Haluska, media specialist, directed their students in “Peter Pan,” bringing to stage the timeless story of longing for youth and endless play. Special to this production was that Peter, played by Katie Borden, took to the air for numerous scenes, including sword fights. For more photos and a story, see page A-3.

New Play Festival schedule The Tennessee Stage Company will present the world premiere of “Tic Toc” by Gayle Greene at Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 N. Gay St. Shows are at 8 p.m. March 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 and 3 p.m. March 9, 16 and 23. Tickets are $15 ($12 for students and seniors). There is no admission charge for other festival events. Staged readings will take place at Theatre Knoxville Downtown. “I Am the Way” by Scott Strahan will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15. “Birds on the Bat” by Craig Smith will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The remaining table readings are: ■ “Let Them Eat Cupcakes” by Leslie Agron at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Farragut Branch Library and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Lawson McGhee Library. ■ “Found Objects” by Marilyn Barner Anselmi at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Lawson McGhee and 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Bearden Branch Library. ■ “A Cocaine Comedy” by Harrison Young at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Lawson McGhee and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Bearden Branch. – Betsy Pickle

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Push for Hardin Valley Middle School continues By Betty Bean Mayor Tim Burchett’s advice to the Hardin Valley residents who want a new middle school in their community – talk to the school board, or better still, talk to Superintendent Jim McIntyre. “If they want a school, they’re going to have to approach the school system,” Burchett said. “It’s McIntyre’s decision. He’ll decide and the school board will acquiesce to his wishes. Same deal with Gibbs (where members of the community would also like a new midTo page A-3

Hardin Valley Middle School Planning Committee members Kevin Crateau, Amanda Abshagen, Jennifer Rice and Kim Frazier Photo by Betty Bean

Flood prevention is Beaver Creek project goal By Sandra Clark Knox County is working to open Beaver Creek from Halls to Melton Hill Lake for recreational use. Last week, watershed coordinator Roy Arthur explained how and why. First, he made clear that it’s not a recreation project. Arthur works for Engineering and Public Works, charged with keeping water flowing, reducing flooding and maintaining good water quality in all Knox County waterways. Beaver Creek was chosen as a demonstration project because its watershed houses 80,000 people (about a quarter of the county’s population) and covers 86 square miles (about one-fifth of the county’s land).



A 2003 federal mandate (unfunded) made water quality a responsibility of counties. Arthur, a 30-year Powell resident, was tapped by then-Mayor Mike Ragsdale to oversee the county’s response. “In the past four years, we’ve spent $1.5 million on water quality in Beaver Creek,” said Arthur. “We’ve repaired one mile of creek bank, saving 1,400 feet of people’s backyards.” He told of one homeowner who was losing about three feet a year to erosion. “We’ve built two ponds to capture storm water. “We have improved Beaver Creek to the point that TDEC and EPA are leaving us alone,” said Arthur.

dle school). It’s got to start on the east side of Gay Street and it has to

Beaver Creek has always flooded, but development within the watershed has exacerbated the problem, he said. The county’s grant-funded water trail on Beaver Creek (previously called a blueway) enables work crews to clear debris to facilitate water flow. Twenty-three water jams between Harrell Road and Oak Ridge Highway have been cleared. Arthur conceded that the debris jams will recur but said crews will continue to monitor and clear them. More than 100 such obstructions have been mapped. He should hear soon about approval of a $400,000 grant to install Beaver Creek launch ramps for canoes and kayaks.

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Roy Arthur speaks to the Powell Business and Professional Association Arthur recalled a flood in which Beaver Creek topped Emory Road near Powell Middle School. Added to the more common flooding of Emory Road near Spring Street, the entire community was shut down without access to emergency vehicles. “I don’t want to ever see that situation again.”

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What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? Two quotes I like are: “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford “Lord, put your arm on my shoulder and your hand on my mouth.” Unknown

What are you guilty of? I had a fake ID card as a student at UT.

What is your favorite material possession? Clothing and jewelry; I’m way too fond of both!

What are you reading currently? “Fifty Shades of Grey” and my 30 magazine subscriptions!

Mary Duffy Lutz

Mary Duffy Lutz is a petite woman with a raucous laugh and boundless energy, but don’t let her effervescence fool you. During her 23-year career with the U.S. Army, she was in the first group of nine women to attend the U.S. Military Tactical Intelligence Staff Officers Course at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. As a captain, in a joint service command, she was an aide to a four-star admiral, commander in chief of the Pacific Command in Hawaii. As a major, for two years she ran the largest postal operation in the world based on volume of mail – 228th Postal Company in Frankfurt, Germany. She was the first female to hold that command. She rose to the rank of colonel, one of only 25 female colonels in the regular Army at the time. If she sounds like an overachiever, well, she had a tough act to follow. Her mother, the late Dr. Mary B. Duffy, was Knox County Health Department director for 25 years. Lutz retired from the military 10 months after giving birth to daughter Sarah. She and husband Allen Lutz and Sarah moved to Farragut the next year. Sarah is now a freshman at the University of Tennessee. Her daughter is especially precious to her. “She is a real miracle,” says Lutz. “I had never been pregnant until the age of 45. My mother died in January 1994; five months later I was pregnant with Sarah.” Lutz was an unusual sight. “There are not too many full-bird colonels running around pregnant in the military!” Lutz, who grew up in South Knoxville, went to college with the intention of becoming a teacher. “I graduated from UT with a degree in natural science and education. I was certified to teach high school chemistry, physics, biology and general mathematics. In 1971, teachers were a dime a dozen, so I decided to join the military – the best decision I ever made in my life. “I signed up for two years, loved it, and the rest is history. Opportunities were open to women in a big way in the early 1970s.” Lutz never was one to accept stereotypes. “While I was stationed at the Headquarters, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, in the Dallas/Fort

What was your most embarrassing moment? When I set fire to my Army tent and sleeping bag while out in the field at Fort Lewis, Wash.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? Rent an RV and travel to every state in the union and the national parks; hold my grandchild (no pressure, Sarah Ashleigh Lutz); live past the age of 74. My mother died of heart failure at that age.

What is one word others often use to describe you? Gregarious! The secret is to focus on the person I have just met; ask him/her to talk about him/herself. People love to tell stories about their lives; they are not really interested in yours.

What one thing about yourself would you change? That I try to be perfect!

What is your passion? Worth area, my husband and I visited a cowboy museum dedicated to the American cowboy and its history. “I fell in love with a print of a cowgirl painted by Gordon Snidow. He depicted her as beautiful, tough and dirty after a hard day’s work. Underneath her picture were the words, ‘I Don’t Make Coffee Either.’ “That expresses how I felt when I was a full-bird colonel and how I think now. As a female soldier, my job was not going to include making and serving coffee to anyone!” Lutz keeps a busy schedule for a “retiree.” Her neighborhood doesn’t have a garden club so she joined Village Green’s and has been elected president. She is president of the alumnae chapter of her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. She volunteers with the Farragut Folklife Museum and is active with the Newcomers Club. She is a volunteer polling official with Knox County Election Commission. A rheumatoid arthritis sufferer herself, she facilitates courses on how to cope with chronic illness. Along with Bill Potter, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, she is working to reactivate the East Tennessee chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. Yet she believes she has scaled back. “I’m trying to chill out as I get older.” Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Mary Duffy Lutz:

Talking to and meeting new people. At Mooreland Heights Elementary School, I was extremely talkative. My teachers couldn’t give me bad grades for my schoolwork because I was a great student. However, they could mark me low on deportment, and they consistently wrote comments like, “Talks too much, can’t get her to shut up; interrupts the class.” But my mother never seemed to be concerned; I guess she thought I would grow out of it.

With whom would you most like to have a long lunch? My mother, who died before I retired to Knoxville and before she saw her beautiful, smart, sassy granddaughter, Sarah. And, also with my daughter there.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Technology and computer applications! Technology is a necessary evil! It takes you away from personal communication. However, I have enjoyed the ability to post pictures to my friends almost immediately.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? My mother always said, “Do not rely on a man for money or to take care of you.”

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Mermaids bask in the sun on Marooner’s Rock, waiting for Peter Pan. The lovely mermaids for the Grace Christian School production are Taylor Hill, Savannah Frost, Taylor Summers and Kendall Poplin. Photos by Nancy Anderson

‘Peter Pan’ soars

Sean Sloas as the pirate Captain Hook practices his menacing glare and swordplay while Hope Roberts as Slightly looks on.

“Peter Pan” wowed the audience at Grace Christian Academy on Feb. 11 with good acting, great costuming and high-flying hijinks, as the lead character, played by Katie Borden, took to the air during several scenes.

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Katie handled the added challenge like a pro, never displaying any apprehension as she bravely soared high into the air with the help of a securely-fastened flying harness. The audience cheered each time she took flight and rose several feet above the beautifully-lit and cleverly-designed stage. Captain Hook, played by Sean Sloas, and the Crocodile played by Dylan Todd, provided the villainous elements. Director Tonya Wilson and assistant director Alysia Haluska did a fine job managing the seemingly endless number of pirates and Lost Boys in battle. Each scene was carefully orchestrated sword-carrying chaos, with Peter flying overhead. Tinker Bell, a jealous and mischievous fairy, was played by Karis Steward. Abigail Seal brought the role of Wendy Darling to life. The band of adventur-

Alysia Haluska, assistant director, and Tonya Wilson, director, instruct the “Peter Pan” cast during dress rehearsal Feb. 10. ers encounter mermaids, pirates, Indians and fairies, making for a charming play that teaches the secret to happiness isn’t being young; it’s being young at heart. ■

Stocking the pantry

Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church began a labor of love nearly 30 years ago. What started as a modest food drive for a few families in need has now grown to a weekly mission serving about 180 families from Karns and Powell who can visit the pantry once a month. The Pantry doors are open from 1-2 p.m. every Monday to accommodate those families on a rotating basis.

Push for Hardin Valley be on the capital plan.” The famously tight-fisted Burchett expressed sympathy for the plight of families who couldn’t attend a spelling bee at overcrowded Karns Middle School because there’s no place for parents to sit, and he recognized Hardin Valley as a fast-growing new community. But this will be a lean budget year, and after the meeting, he had a caveat for the Hardin Valley Supports a Middle Schools (HVSAMS) group: “It’s relatively cheap to build a building. It’s running a building – new teachers, new administration, new books, new everything – that’s expensive.” Jennifer Rice, one of the 5-member committee that

has spearheaded the middle school push, was undaunted by the prospect of an uphill battle: “Discouraged? I don’t think there will be a whole lot that’s going to discourage this group,” she said. “Actually, he gave us some good ideas; different routes to take.” Rice said that she and her colleagues are supportive of the Gibbs community’s efforts to get a new middle school and do not see it as a competition. “We feel that Gibbs needs a middle school, as well. We feel we both deserve that.” Considering Burchett’s warning about money, does she believe her community would be willing to support

Pantry services are meant to supplement other assistance, giving a little extra help to fill the gaps many of the working poor experience. Those who find themselves in an emergency, such as a house fire, are also welcome to stop on any Monday to register and pick up enough food to feed a family of four for three days. The Pantry team secures food from Second Harvest and frequently checks with local stores for donations or special pricing. The majority of the donations, however, are made by the congregation of Beaver Ridge UMC. The women print a list in the church bulletin of spe-

From page A-1 a county property tax increase to pay for new building projects? “Yes, I think they would,” Rice said. “If they look at the overcrowding and how it affects education, I think they would be willing. The problem is only going to get worse.” The group has collected data to support their position – including numbers on overcrowding conditions at Karns and Farragut Middle Schools; massive residential and non-residential growth in the Northwest County Sector. “How many homes and subdivisions are going up?” asked Rice. “Overcrowding is getting worse, and I can’t imagine how it’s going to be in five years.”

Judy Shaw, Susan Price and Sharon Wagner prepare a box of food staples during Pantry Day at Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church. Beaver Ridge Road. Well-known Karns advocate Carolyn Greenwood posted a call to action on the page, asking Karns residents to call the Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission to ask how the community can avoid attracting more billboards. Greenwood posted, “Do you think we could come together as a community and agree on some guide■ Social media lines if Metropolitan Plantackles billboards ning Commission helped The “I Love Karns!” Face- us know what is possible? book page is filled with dis- Maybe lots of people should cussion about the new bill- call so they see we really board on the corner of Oak care.” Ridge Hwy and ByingtonGreenwood also request-

cific foods needed to make sure they get food with good nutritional value rather than rely on random donations of “back of the shelf” or out of date items. Next the ministry wants to grow the effort to include sponsors for a voucher system that will give families perishables like milk, eggs and bread to go along with the box of food.

ed folks contact Commissioner Brad Anders. “Can’t we have progress without destroying the beauty of this area? I would hate to see our stretch of Oak Ridge Highway turn into Clinton Highway when it could become a vibrant, walkable, attractive downtown area, with a great mixture of schools, shopping, local businesses, parks and services, that keeps some of its small town charm and natural beauty, while accommodating growth. “There is little long-term benefit to anyone in becoming just another ugly stretch of highway,” she wrote.


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McIntyre is focus of 6th District slugfest

The 6th District for both school board and county commission stretches from Amherst to Hardin Valley, from Karns to Norwood and Pleasant Ridge, swooping up to Ball Camp and Byington-Solway and Karns. These disparate commuIt will require 20 to 22 nities are bound together cents on the property-tax rate to fund these pay raises in a newly configured district, previously repreand additional pension sented by Cindy Buttry and costs, plus some infraThomas Deakins, who were structure improvements. squeezed out when district Of course, this could be reduced if some money was lines were redrawn. Buttry bowed out in 2012, and taken from the fund balance, which is not unusual. Deakins will not stand for reelection this year. It is becoming clearer to Across Knox County, the this writer that the mayor defining issue of 2014 will may recommend a propbe schools Superintendent erty-tax hike, hoping that James McIntyre, who has a majority of council will come to represent the conhave bought into it. That troversial aspects of educaremains to be seen. However, it is surprising tion reform, including Common Core State Standards that the mayor and council have not allowed city voters and the nonstop teacher to consider more immediate evaluations that accompany changes to the city pension them. McIntyre turned up the plan to reduce the need for heat in December by forcsuch huge transfers. For example, why should ing a vote on a contract excurrent retirees such as I receive a 3 percent annual pay raise on our pension when current working city employees receive a 2.5 percent pay raise? Retirees should David Dewhirst is develhave their pension adjusted oping property at 301 and only to offset inflation. 309 North The 2012 Rogero-backed Central pension charter amendStreet and ment failed to solve current 219-223 pension financial issues West Deas was pointed out at the pot Avenue time. It dealt with issues 15 adjacent to years off. Council members the SouthGrieve and Stair voted ern Railway no on the Rogero charter Depot into change. Dewhirst a combinaOther cities are moving tion residential and retail to reduce these escalating center that will also include costs. Knoxville should do what Dewhirst calls a “desthe same. ■ The fire that basical- tination restaurant.” The city of Knoxville’s Inly destroyed what remained dustrial Development Board of the McClung Warehouses was incredibly unfortunate voted to give Dewhirst’s Depot Development LLC a 12for the mayor’s plans to salvage these historic build- year Payment In-Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) on the property at ings. Her well-intended its annual meeting last week. plans collapsed in the fire. The estimated tax benefit The city now owns vacant is $738,000-plus. The apland at a cost of $1.45 million plus demolition of what plication fee is $4,000 and closing fees are $37,000. remains there. It is approDewhirst owned five hispriate to investigate what toric buildings, which were caused the fire. built from 1894-1919. Were adequate secu“The fire there (in March rity measures in place to 2013) burned the two best prevent vandalism? Will buildings and left us with the the city’s self-insurance cover any of the loss? What three worst,” Dewhirst said. “It’s a pretty neat street that can the market bring the city when it sells the vacant has long been neglected and land? The mayor, in my view, should not be faulted in her attempt to preserve. Many wish she would make Every day, media outlets the same commitment to residents of Fort Sanders in get multiple press releases their continuing battle with from Sen. Lamar Alexander, a man who seems to be runCovenant Health and UT. ning against himself. ■ Mark your calenLast Wednesday, for exdar for 5:30 p.m. Wednesample, came Alexander’s exday, March 5, to hear former U.S. Ambassador to planation for voting against the debt-limit increase. He’s Pakistan Cameron Munter speak at UT’s Baker Center. against big government. Later the same day came a bizarre release from Alexan-

Rogero to offer budget options Recently, Mayor Rogero held a budget retreat with City Council at the Convention Center, outlining budget issues as her staff saw them.

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She said she would present a 6 percent cut in one city budget and another budget that would fund the increase for the city pensions, cost-of-living raises and infrastructure projects. The second budget would entail a city property-tax increase, but the mayor was silent on the specific amount. What is interesting here is Rogero is working to have the council advise her on what to do as opposed to advocating the exact plan she favors. In this way she can share more of the responsibility with council if it becomes a tax hike. Having proposed several tax hikes and a few tax cuts myself as mayor, including a referendum submitted to the voters in 1988, I felt the mayor should lead when it came to revenues. Part of leadership is persuading City Council and citizens to support the mayor’s recommendation. Mayor Rogero has been forceful in advocating the no-build alternative to the James White Parkway extension in South Knox, to her credit. She was forceful in advocating a pension-change charter amendment in 2012. She can do it here, too. How did the mayor arrive at a 6 percent cut for one budget as opposed to a 4 percent or 2 percent cut? The budget documents refer to cost-of-living raises, but the truth is different. The 2.5 percent pay adjustment is more than the cost of living. It is an employee pay raise. Perhaps a 2.5 percent pay raise as required by ordinance is justified, but it is not truth in advertising to call it a cost-of-living adjustment. Mayor Rogero will present her budget on April 24 to City Council. There is $60 million in the city’s fund balance, which has grown by $40 million in the past 10 years. It will be hard to explain why city residents must pay more property taxes with such a large fund balance.

Betty Bean tension for himself, despite widespread teacher unrest. He won, 8-1, but created serious political problems for his supporters. He also created a clearcut litmus question for school-board candidates: Would you have voted to extend McIntyre’s contract? Here’s what the candidates say: Brad Buchanan would have voted no. Terry Hill would have made a motion to postpone the vote for 120 days to give McIntyre a chance to show that he’s listening to teachers. If her motion failed, she says, she would have voted no. Sandra Rowcliffe would have been a resounding yes vote, based on her statements in support of McIntyre at public meetings.

Tamara Shepherd would not only have voted no on the contract extension, but also would support McIntyre’s removal, based on her detailed contributions to a local blog. Aaron Hennen has decided to withdraw from the race and support Shepherd. Buchanan, an IT professional and a former highschool business-education teacher, has a master’s degree, is married to a teacher and has four school-aged children. He has deep misgivings about McIntyre’s methods and will have strong support from teachers in the district and across the county. Hill was a school social worker with 30 years’ experience in Knox County Schools who was a supervisor when she retired. She is deeply involved in the push to get Hardin Valley a middle school. Rowcliffe, president of the Knox County Council PTA, has been one of McIntyre’s

most vocal supporters. Shepherd was an accountant who made the decision to become a stay-at-home mom and get involved in the public-school education of her two children, becoming one of Knox County’s most knowledgeable (and probably most annoying, to those on her bad list) citizens on school matters. Hennen is a master’s degree-level high-school band director who plans to get his doctorate in the near future. He says he researched all the candidates and finds Shepherd’s views to be the most straightforward and best informed of the bunch. The push to build a Hardin Valley Middle School will likely be the biggest issue not named McIntyre in District 6. Noon on Thursday, Feb. 20, is the deadline to turn in nominating petitions. Noon on Thursday, Feb. 27, is the deadline for candidates to withdraw.

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blighted. This will glue and connect Fourth and Gill and the old (North Knoxville) neighborhoods to downtown Knoxville.” He adds that he is “pretty confident we can find a couple of folks,” to open a destination restaurant, “if we can get people to believe that it’s going to be great.” He says he is “very confident” that the residential space will succeed, “but restaurant/retail is the hard part. We just believe that the right blend of persuasion of the right folks at the right time can draw a very unique startup restaurant. “If we can (help) the first folks to be successful, it will be magic, we think.”

County notes Knox County Commission will hold its work

session at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, because of the Presidents Day holiday today (Monday, Feb. 17). Items for discussion include: ■ A resolution authorizing the exchange of 3.99 acres of real property located at 7330 Oak Ridge Highway, and a permanent ingress and egress easement to said real property from Traci K. Smith, Rufus Haynes Smith III and James Thomas Smith to Knox County and 3.99 acres of real property located at 3106 Water Plant Road to Rufus H. Smith Jr. & Company LLC, said transfer of properties and easement being contingent upon the execution of a contract regarding the transfer of the properties and easement; and approving the sale by Knox County to Rufus H. Smith, Jr. & Company LLC of the remaining 9.61 acres of real property owned by Knox County at 3106 Water Plant Road for the purchase price of $409,838.25. ■ Consideration on second reading of the closure of a portion of Brandon

Road, off Clearfield Road in Wedgewood Hills Subdivision Unit 1, on property owned by Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. ■ A resolution requesting the Public Building Authority and the Knox County Department of Information Technology to perform an analysis of the Main and Small Assembly Rooms and recommend updates to technology in those rooms, including an electronic voting tracking system. ■ A resolution expressing support of the End of Forced Annexation in Tennessee Act, which will abolish annexation by ordinance at the initiative of a municipality. ■ An ordinance to protect an employee’s right to speak openly and freely on any issue involving Knox County government, its agencies, boards or its elected or appointed officials so long as such speech does not violate the laws of slander and libel. Commissioners will also discuss the Joint Education Committee and, presumably, Commission’s recent workshop with the school board.

Alexander confuses with conflicting messages protect musical instruments from damage in flight. “We don’t expect our airSandra lines to carry a tune, but we do expect them to carry our Clark precious instruments safely,” Rep. Cooper said. “Any damaged guitar is a tragedy. der and Democratic Rep. Jim As a banjo player, I believe Cooper “demanding action” the same is true of banjos.” from the federal agency that Alexander, a piano playregulates air traffic (FAA) to er, had no quote about his

instrument, but he was insistent that the federal government get regulations in place to fi x this problem. Big government? Small government? With Alexander it seems to vary by time of day. Let’s send the senator some Tums and hope he calms down. After all, the election is not until November.

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Basketball must be part rocket science This is basketball rocket the solution. He thinks inscience 101. Please set aside consistency is the primary a block of time to study and problem. analyze. He has told the Volunteers that even if their shots aren’t falling, they must remain committed to the other elements of the game, Marvin give good effort, run and West jump, defend as if your life depends on it, fight for rebounds, value each possession, protect the ball. Synopsis 1: Most teams Doing all that is just a can win when everything matter of focus, effort, inthey throw toward the goal tensity, toughness. That falls in. sounds very simple, but it Synopsis 2: Good teams must be quite complicated. win even when they don’t Why else would a mature shoot well. team fail to get it? Premise: Tennessee is These Vols are maddennot a good team. ing. Some games (at home Any day now, coach Cu- against Florida) they play onzo Martin expects to find with passion. Other times

they are hard to watch. Some nights they come charging out of the gate as if to strangle opponents, 10-0 jump start, bang, you’re finished. Other nights, they come strolling along on their way to a picnic and get slower as they go. They lose to Texas A&M. Either way, high octane or just coasting, the coach can’t explain it. “Your guess is as good as mine,” he said. That is scary. Martin is not big on flamethrowing pep talks, spiced with colorful adjectives. He thinks all players should show up ready to play. He was. He thinks the desire to win should be built in. There are so few games guaranteed,

just four seasons, to do the best you can to make marvelous memories. This may be the most talent Cuonzo Martin ever has in his coaching career. That it would fall so far below expectations is confusing. Was the forecast flawed? Southeastern Conference contender. No more of that hand-wringing NCAA bubble stuff. No more excuses. We thought Antonio Barton was the answer at point guard. He isn’t. We thought Jeronne Maymon had overcome injuries and ailments and would be what he once was. He is a gladiator, but he’s lost some quickness and explosion. Jarnell Stokes is a double-

double. We thought he had developed a jump shot. Not yet. We were certain Robert Hubbs III, five-star recruit, would make a big difference. There are brilliant freshmen all across America. Didn’t happen here. Some games, Jordan McRae is the best offensive player in the league and one of the best in the country. Going 1-for-15 is inexplicable. Darius Thompson is often a precise system engineer. Alas, he doesn’t shoot and can’t guard good guards. Others have that problem. Armani Moore is a hustle guy. Some games, he has been used as the fast fuse to ignite listless teammates. Strangely enough, some games he doesn’t play.

Nobody said Tennessee was a championship team. Syracuse has better players. So do 10 or 15 other teams. Two play in the Southeastern Conference. Nobody is saying this season is over. There is still a way to break into the tournament, but it will require a change. Even if shooting forever fluctuates, everything else must become dependable. This is the frantic time of year. If this veteran team does not get it together, Tennessee basketball will need life support – and a mask for empty seats at Thompson-Boling. That is not good. Old, black curtains are so ugly. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

The effective detective: Pat Patterson An intricate part of any community is local law enforcement. The Concord/ Farragut communities had the best of the best in Constable W.O. “Pat” Patterson. I talked to his son Bud recently, and the conversation eventually got around to his father. Bud was a classmate at Farragut High and enjoyed a long career with Delta Airlines. After retirement, he compiled a family history that could easily be turned into a novel about the legendary law-enforcement officer who had a reputation of being “untouchable” in dealing with crime in Knox County. Bud lent me the book only on condition that I would guard it with my life. I knew Pat Patterson as someone who always attended Farragut sporting events and was at ease talking to a teenager who just

Malcolm Shell wanted to get a better view of his revolver. During Pat’s long career, he served as a U.S. marshal, a county detective in several administrations and as a constable duly elected by the people. In the early 1950s, modern crime-detection techniques, such as examining DNA and browsing extensive computer databases, were still decades into the future. The effective detective had to rely on observation skills and the ability to establish and maintain a large network of informants to feed credible information. Pat Patterson excelled in both areas. While he was

dealing with people whom society might not consider model citizens, he always treated everyone – even convicted felons – with respect and dignity. Many of the cases Pat handled involved serious felonies, including homicides, armed robbery and auto-theft rings. Other cases were not so serious. Those I found to be amusing and even almost comical. One involved a bootlegger who built a modernstyle home without any interior walls and had installed several stills heated by propane gas. Casually driving through the neighborhood, Pat wondered why a new house would have heat waves wafting out the chimney in midsummer. A closer inspection revealed the true purpose of the new home. Another crime involved

the rustling of a family milk cow, which the young rustler planned to sell to get “spending money.” Slick detective work turned up the rustler with the stolen merchandise in tow. Bessie was returned to her owner. Perhaps one of the most unusual cases involved a young, soon-to-be-married groom who lacked the essentials needed to set up housekeeping. Now, in most cases, the bride is thrown several showers to acquire basic household needs. In the absence of such events, the groom decided to take matters into his own hands. He itemized everything needed to set up housekeeping and burglarized several homes, taking only the essential items. But he did get one break. He was let out of jail long enough to get married, but he was unable to talk the

authorities into extending his freedom long enough to include a honeymoon. He had to wait several months for that. Another case was the artificial flowers purloined from a local cemetery. Pat cracked this case rather quickly. The flowers were returned to their gravesites. It was not clear what the thieves planned to do with the stolen merchandise, nor was there much information on the outcome of the case or their punishment. Perhaps they just had to agree to maintain the cemetery for a time. The true genius of Pat’s record became known for the first time when he retired. Hal Clement, who was Knox County Attorney General in the 1940s and 1950s, said Pat solved more criminal cases during his career than the rest of the Knox

County Sheriff’s Office combined. Former Knox County Sheriff Archie Weaver said Pat’s fine work was the primary reason there were no unsolved homicides during his administration. Forty years after his retirement, Pat’s name is still known in law-enforcement circles. Pat’s grandson, TBI agent Mark Irwin, noted that as late as 2010, Pat’s record for number of crimes solved was only recently broken. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mythical sleuth Sherlock Holmes used logic and meticulous observation to solve crimes. But Pat Patterson, our beloved constable, was no myth. He was a modern-day Sherlock who used the same methods to solve crimes without the benefit of today’s modern crime-detection technology.

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Dan Berry: Dan Berry, who retired as WUOT’s program director in 2010, started collecting records of vocalists as a ninthgrader in Dearborn, Mich.

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distributors, that collection grew and grew. Carol “I haven’t counted, but Zinavage I probably have 8,000 to 10,000 78s, 45s, LPs and CDs, and perhaps as many tapes and CDs of live performances. The only thing I don’t collect is cylinders, “I was cast as Curly in a and that’s just lack of opjunior high school produc- portunity. The collection tion of ‘Oklahoma!,’ � he re- occupies a large room in the members. “I figured that I lower level of our house.� Berry is a virtual encyneeded to hear what a real singer sounded like, so I clopedia, not only of operborrowed a Caruso record atic recordings, but also of from my neighbor. I liked recording techniques and what I heard and began the products used to capslowly accumulating com- ture them. Among his colmercial operatic recordings lection are some real rarities, including classical 45s and tapes of live material.� From his own purchases, from the late 1930s. Conceived as an imalong with records given to him by individuals and provement over 78s, they

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Collector Dan Berry poses with some of his 10,000 recordings. predated the long-playing record (LP) by 10 years but didn’t really catch on. “The Depression hit, and no one had money for records.� Anyone who tuned in to WUOT from the early ’80s on will instantly recognize Berry’s beautiful baritone speaking voice. He was host of the Morning Concert for all those years.

In retirement, he now plays records for his dog, Buddy, and says, “he usually just leaves the room.� Berry comes from a musical family. His parents were both singers and music teachers; two brothers are musicians; and his daughter Becca teaches vocal music at South-Doyle High School. His own training was in

vocal performance, foreign languages and conducting at the University of Michigan. After graduating, he headed to Germany to pursue a singing career but wasn’t able to find work in an opera house. He returned to the U.S. and settled in Milwaukee, where he eventually became a radio announcer. He met his wife, Nancy,

while in Wisconsin. They count 39 happy years together. In 1983, he accepted a job as announcer at WUOT. He still enjoys singing and performs occasionally in recitals, at local churches and with Knoxville Opera. On April 25 and 26, he’ll perform with Westminster Presbyterian’s Westminster Players in “A Night with Gilbert and Sullivan.� He teaches music appreciation at Pellissippi State and also enjoys walking in Lakeshore Park with Buddy. He and Nancy have taken several cruises. And their first grandchild is on the way. “But you could say I’m spending my retirement learning,� he says. “I find myself losing hours in a day, and I realized that I’m just reading: music history, biography, history in general, political thought, fiction. “I can very easily amuse myself all day by just sitting in this room,� he admits, as he gestures to his cozy retreat, all four walls crammed with the results of his lifelong love of music.

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Mitzvah Day By Sherri Gardner Howell Members of East Tennessee’s Jewish community spread out through Knoxville on Sunday, Feb. 9, with songs to share, food to give away, projects to complete and gifts to bestow as part of Mitzvah Day. A Mitzvah is a command or good deed, and the local Jewish community has been organizing Mitzvah Day for 15 years. While some groups of children and adults went out in the community to the FISH pantry, Sherrill Hill retirement community, Family Promise and local fire stations, others worked on projects at the center. MEDIC Blood Mobile was on hand, and tables in the

gym were filled with ongoing projects and places for donation. There was a bone marrow drive, a place to make sandwiches for Angel Ministries, to assemble of care packages for soldiers and to make thumb braces for babies in the University of Tennessee Medical Center Neonatal ICU. Twelve women were knitting at another table, making blankets as part of the Keep America Warm program. “We work on sections of the blankets, then put together as many blankets as we can,� said knitter Sandy Parker. Even the youngest got in on the day of giving. Kindergartners helped make

The climbing wall at Arnstein Jewish Community Center was a great place to play during Mitzvah Day lunch. Climbing are, front to back, Ellie Wood, Grace Margulies and Zoe Feldblum.

dog biscuits to donate to an animal shelter, while older children made gifts for the fire fighters and went to sing and visit residents at the Sherrill Hills retirement community. With the theme “Hands and Hearts in Motion,� Mitzvah Day saw more than 150 volunteers giving back to the community through the different projects and acts of kindness.

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Precious memories Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. (Psalm 145: 3-7 KJV) Precious Memories, how they linger, How they ever flood my soul. In the stillness of the midnight, Precious sacred scenes unfold. (“Precious Memories,” J.B.F. Wright)

It was Tennessee Ernie Ford who introduced the old hymn “Precious Memories” to me, in one of his many recordings. My mother was, and is, a fan of that warm baritone and his staunch insistence that each of his weekly television shows end with a hymn. Ernest Jennings Ford was born in Bristol, on the Tennessee side, and grew up singing in the Methodist church there. He did some radio in Knoxville, then disappeared from the scene

for a while. He turned up again, singing the title song for the movie “The River of No Return.” My family saw it at a drive-in, back when drive-ins were still respectable places for a family with small children to see a movie. When the soundtrack started, Mother exclaimed, “That’s Tennessee Ernie!” Daddy said, “No, it couldn’t be.” But Mother insisted, and the final credits proved her right. “Sixteen Tons” followed soon after, and not long

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after that, Mr. Ford had a weekly television show. His trademark was that he ended each show by singing a hymn. “Those who know best” in the entertainment industry warned him not to do it, that it would not be received well by the television audience. It was Ernie’s show, however, and he loved the old hymns, and he was, by golly, going to sing one every week. The audience – both in the studio and at home – loved it. It was later that he started making records, and several of those were collections of hymns: standards, old-time favorites, spirituals – he did them all. When his recording of “Precious Memories” came out, it was a new hymn to me, but my mother remembered her father and mother singing it in church. Interestingly, the composer of that old hymn was

a Tennessean also: J.B.F. Wright, born Feb. 21, 1877. (I had chosen this subject for this week’s column before I knew that the composer’s birthdate was this week: happenstance? coincidence? Kismet? Interestingly, these days I can’t remember what was on my grocery list because I didn’t remember to take the list with me to the store! But when I woke up with the song “Memories, light the corners of my mind, misty watercolor memories of the way we were” running through my head, I knew that “Precious Memories” was where this column was headed. And, like the folk songs I learned in high school, which I can still sing in their entirety, these are precious memories, laid down in the bedrock of my memory, far below and sturdier than more recent lyrics or events. A wise man said that the only Scripture available to you when you most need it is what you carry in your head. The same is true of your hymnody. It is wise to tuck away some powerful verses from the Bible and a few sturdy hymns to get you through!

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Olivia Martin created an aqueduct “as a really interesting example of how sophisticated Roman architecture was.”

Caleb Hopkins’ rotunda was created from foam clay, air dry clay and real tree branches.

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Farragut Middle School honor students reproduced structures from the Roman Empire for a project in Nancy Sells’ social studies class. Nick Crawford re-created the Coliseum from exactly 1,000 sugar cubes and brown sugar. He added special effects with a headless gladiator who had been defeated by a lion.

Prajwal Jagadish created an aqueduct – one of the most important structures for civilization. “Without it, (the Romans) would have to drink from the Tiber River which is full of disease,” he said.

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Jacob Malone worked on his aqueduct for about three weeks and used pressed cardboard letters cut in half to build part of the structure.

Avery Hathaway’s Roman ruins show how the construction was built in layers, which made it last longer. Megan Palmer created the Coliseum out of Styrofoam bricks. “I thought it was cool that they wanted their people to be happy, so it was built for them to watch fights,” Megan said. Photos by S. Barrett

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Mustangs win tournament After an undefeated regular season, the varsity boys basketball team at St. John Neumann Catholic School beat Sacred Heart Cathedral School 51-28 to win the Knoxville Independent School League tournament. Eighth grader Sean Purcell was named MVP for the tournament, and 8th graders Jackson Rowan and James Hermes were named KISL all tournament. Jack Sompayrac Main performers in “Those Magic Changes” include (front) Trinity Venard, Ben Barber; (back) and Joe Fluker, also 8th graders, were named all league for the season. Pictured are (front) Tyler Hayes, Jake Renfree, Jack Sompayrac, Patrick Gleason, Macklin Stephenson; (back) assistant Nesma Abdelnabi, Christina Ledbetter, Julia Craig, Will Keziah and Jackson Boling. coach Dave Purcell, Conor Metz, James Hermes, Jackson Rowan, Sean Purcell, Joe Fluker, Jacob Tate, Brock Hart and head coach Jeni Sompayrac. Photo submitted

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■ A mini college fair will The drama club at West be held 9:15-11:15 a.m. Valley Middle School will Friday, March 7. Spring perform the original proCommunity Service duction “Those Magic Award applications are Changes,” 7 p.m. Thursday available in the counthrough Saturday, Feb. 20seling office. Deadline 22, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. to complete applica23, in the school’s lecture tions is Friday, Feb. 21. hall. Nominations are being “Those Magic Changes” accepted for The Tyler was written by West ValDuke Foundation’s ley drama club advisor Outstanding Educator Award. Students or parKelly Dreher. It takes place ents can pick up a form in 1960 during the time in the first floor office to of poodle skirts and early complete and return, or rock-n-roll, but also durnominations can be sent ing desegregation of public to tylerdukefoundation@ schools. “Civil Rights is an Deadline to important and more serious submit a nomination is undercurrent to the plot,” Trinity Venard and Jared Watkins swing dance as Lauren AlexFriday, April 4. The Outsaid Dreher. standing Educator Award ander and Fatima Bhidya look on. Photos by S. Barrett Although the play inwill be presented at the cludes serious subject matter, the student performers have a blast dancing in character to the hits of the time period. Admission is $5 at the door and seating will open 30 minutes before show time.

annual year-end teachers’ luncheon. Auditions for next year’s Advanced Theatre classes will be held after school Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 1819, in the mini auditorium, R214. Auditions will consist of a one minute prepared monologue of the performer’s choosing. Anyone interested in registering for the Play Production class in the fall, or the Musical Theatre Advanced Acting (Theatre II) classes for spring 2015 must audition. The French, Spanish and German clubs will host the Virtual Olympics Monday, Feb. 24, in room Y203. Admission is $1. There will be food, fun and games. The robotics club collects used printer cartridges and old electron-

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Bolton-Budlong is new president By Julie Massey Knoxville Association of Women Executives, a social ne t workJulie Varnum of the Bearden ing organiFood City with company zation for CEO Steven Smith business and professional women, has elected Barbara BoltonBarbara Bolton Budlong as Julie Varnum, who works Budlong By Sandra Clark president Three area Food City at the Bearden Food City; for 2014. employees were among 10 John Irwin of the Hardin KAWE, as the members district winners of the com- Valley store; and Arnold refer to their organization, Harbolt, a includes women from all pany’s annual Claude P. Varfuel clerk at professions including mediney award for volunteerism. the Foun- cine, insurance, real estate, District winners were given tain City finance, a $250 contribution to their communication, store. choice charity during a spetechnology and law. MemJulie Var- bers advise and assist one cial corporate luncheon. num was Two divisional winners recognized will be honored with a for her volplaque and a $500 charity unteer work contribution. And finally, John Irwin with the one overall winner is selected to receive the prestigious Farragut Church of Christ. Claude P. Varney Humani- Other Knox area store wintarian Award and a $1,000 ners from Food City’s District 7 were: Jordan Eads, charity contribution. “We’re extremely proud Middlebrook Pike store; of the difference our asso- Samantha Scates, Mechanciates make through their icsville; Charles Herrell, many humanitarian con- Clinton; Adam West, Cumtributions,” said Food City berland Estates; Daniel TillCEO Steven Smith. “Our man, Powell; and Jim Incompany is wholly com- gram, Deane Hill store. John Irwin, who works mitted to providing exceptional service to the citi- at the Hardin Valley Food zens and communities in City, won for District 8 which we operate and en- which includes nine stores Radio Systems Corsuring our associates have extending to Crossville, poration headquarthe support they need to Kingston and Lenoir City. ters on PetSafe Way become the best corporate A member of the Catholic in West Knox County. Church, Irwin is active in citizens possible.” Knox area winners are: Knights of Columbus.

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another professionally and personally in all walks of life. They enjoy professional development programs as well as getting together socially throughout the year. KAWE promotes women by awarding a scholarship each year to a student who is attending school and shows great promise. Additionally, KAWE recognizes outstanding women in the community by presenting a yearly award to a “Notable Woman.” Recipients include Mayor Madeline Rogero, Chancellor Sharon J. Bell, Dr. Kamilia F. Koslowski, Ginny Weatherstone and Pat Head Summitt. President Barbara BoltonBudlong owns and manages

3B Telecom. She graduated summa cum laude from Tusculum College with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management which provided her with the credentials to start her own business. After college she worked in the accounting field for B. Ray Thompson in the coal industry. It was there she developed her desire to grow professionally. She started her career in the telecom industry in sales at Communication Resources in Chattanooga, where she was active in the community as ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce and was named diplomat of the year several times. After 15 years in the business, Barbara discovered a market need to provide maintenance for clients who have digital technology and have not moved to the newer Voice Over IP technology

(VOIP). Several of her clients have the legacy Nortel system which meets all their needs but thought they had to replace it since no one in the area provided expertise on their current software. Barbara has always been a volunteer. In addition to being the president of KAWE, she is active in the Farragut West Knox Chamber, has served on the United Way Allocations Committee, and supports Columbus Home and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. She is treasurer of Berkeley Homeowners Association and edits the newsletter for Berkeley Park. Barbara and her husband, Linwood Budlong, support the Technology Access Center, and they are active members of West Park Baptist Church. Barbara says she has made lifetime friendships through KAWE. Info: www.//

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tioned was a yearlong asBy Betty Bean PetSafe founder and signment – without pay CEO Randy Boyd is a na- – from Gov. Bill Haslam to tive South reinvent Tennessee higher K n o x v i l - education. It began as the lian and a “Drive to 55” proposition graduate of to increase the number of Doyle High the state’s college graduates S c h o o l . to 55 percent by 2025 and The son of evolved into a plan to offer Tom and high-school graduates two Dale Boyd, years of community college he took his at no cost. Haslam unveiled Randy Boyd first paying Boyd’s plan during his rejob in 1968, when he was 8 cent State of the State address.) years old. PetSafe’s parent compa“I worked for my father for $1 an hour,” he said. “He ny, Radio Systems Corpopaid me out of his pocket, so ration, also owns Invisible I don’t think he broke any Fence Brand (the world’s leading wireless child-labor laws.” WHERE fencing), SportRandy finthe DOG Brand ished high (the leader school at age in training 16, entered e q u i p m e nt the Universifor sporting ty of Tennesdogs), as well as see and worked Premier Pet Prodhis way to a business degree in three years. ucts, Drinkwell Pet FounHe paid his tuition by work- tains and Innotek training ing on an injection molding products. In all, Boyd esmachine, again for his dad, timates that the company and was 19 when he gradu- produces around 4,600 pet products. ated in 1979. Worldwide, Radio SysHe jokes that he accomplished his warp-speed ed- tems has some 650 employucation not because he was ees, 350 in Knox County. smart, but because he was a Additionally, there are 30-40 employees in Virpenny pincher. “When I discovered I ginia, 40-50 in Ohio, 100 could take 22 hours for in China, 30 in Ireland, 15 the same price as 18, that’s in Australia and three in Japan, with offices in seven what I did.” Upon graduation, he went countries. Employees can back to work for his dad, who apply for jobs overseas, owned an electric-fencing Boyd said. “I always dream big, but business. A few years later he struck out on his own and (the business has) definitely soon expanded into invisible gone in directions that I fences for pets. From that didn’t expect and direcbeginning, a multimillion- tions that I’m very proud and happy about. We have dollar business was born. PetSafe is a different focused less on electronics kind of company with a dif- and more on pets, and I’m ferent kind of management happy that we are. “And the scope of giving philosophy, and the difference is obvious to visitors back to our community has who walk in the door. Em- exceeded anything I could ployees, who are called as- have imagined.” The first step to applying sociates, are allowed – even encouraged – to bring their for employment at PetSafe dogs to work. And the boss is to prepare a resume and go to http://www.petsafe. doesn’t have an office. Or, as Randy Boyd pre- net/about-us/working-atfers to describe the work petsafe for instructions. And Boyd has a hint for environment at 10427 PetSafe Way, he has a great big applicants: The Customer Care department offers imoffice: “Actually, we only have portant entry-level opporan open area. I like to tell tunities with the potential people that I maintain an for advancement. “We love to have great office of 6,000-10,000 square feet; however, I do candidates in the wings to share it with my associates, take new positions. Most and I move my desk to a of our jobs are things two different department every years ago I wouldn’t have year. Before the state job, dreamed we would need. my desk was in the Custom- Five years ago, a team of software engineers wasn’t er Care area.” (The state job Boyd men- on my radar,” Boyd said.


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Emma Leonard registers for door prizes at the welcome table during the third annual Hockey Night at Cool Sports in Farragut. With Emma are volunteers Mary Seathre, Katlyn Hartline and Marla Cortez.

Studies in hockey By Sherri Gardner Howell Sometimes you just have to let the program speak for itself. That’s the reasoning behind the Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association’s Hockey Night at Cool Sports Icearium. For the third year, the KAHA took over Cool Sports for a “welcome all” day and evening of everything hockey. On Saturday, Feb. 8, those who were curious about hockey in East Tennessee could join parents, coaches and players for a day on the ice to get a taste of the growing sport. The free event for ages 8 to 18 was spearheaded by K.J. Voorhees, program director for KAHA and hockey director for Cool Sports. “It’s a dream come to true to work with these kids,” says Voorhees, who is a former player and assistant coach for the Knoxville Ice Bears. “We want to give them a National Hockey League experience.”

K.J.Voorhees, center, who is program director for the Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association, talks with two players at Hockey Night in Knoxville, held at Cool Sports Icearium. At left is Kaeden Edwards, goalie for the Flyers; at right, Liam McCusker, goalie for the Capitals. Photos by Nancy Anderson

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in 2009. It added a 200th location last week and is now in 38 states. Luftman says the PureBarre program is safe for most people. “There are no large or fast movements that could have a negative impact on your joints, and you certainly don’t have to be a ballerina or have a background in dance to participate. Our clients range from teens to seniors, and that includes an 86-yearold. “We are passionate about the PureBarre program because while it tones the body, it also empowers people, giving them self-confidence and inspiring healthy living.” Luftman, a native of Lexington, says she discovered PureBarre while a student at Kentucky, and introduced Plummer, a Nashville native, to the program. “We both just loved it, and Lind-

Cousins Lindsey Plummer and Lauren Plummer Luftman will have a grand opening of their new store, PureBarre, this weekend. Photo submitted sey started teaching there.” When the two graduated, Luftman moved to Nashville, where she was a CPA with The Rogers Group, and Plummer moved to Knoxville, where she works with University of Tennessee athletes as a learning specialist. “We kept talking about what we wanted to do with our lives, and that’s when we realized PureBarre is what we really do love.” The two will be co-managers of the new franchise. To learn more go to www.

Politicians take stage for Chamber breakfast By Sherri Gardner Howell The Farragut West Knox Chamber will offer members a statewide and a local view of issues with speakers invited for the 2014 Breakfast Speaker Series. Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will kick off the series on Tuesday, March 4, at Fox Den Country Club. Mike Hammond, Knox County commissioner and candidate for Criminal Court clerk, will take the stage for the Tuesday, May 6, breakfast

at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center. Both will be at 7:30 a.m. Schroer, a former mayor, was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam in 2011. TDOT oversees statewide transportation, including highways, rail, airports, waterways and transit. He will address budget issues and upcoming projects in his presentation to Farragut and West Knox business leaders. For the May breakfast, Hammond will speak on what is surely to be a busy day for him, as May 6 is the

2. Review your medicines. Ask your doctor to identify medicines that may cause side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness. 3. Take care of your eyes. Have your eyes checked at least once a year and update your glasses to maximize vision. 4. Keep the home safe. Reduce tripping hazards, add grab bars inside and outside the shower and add railings on stairways. Finally, improve your lighting. At BrightStar, home safety and fall risk prevention and education is a core competency. Contact us for a free inhome assessment. Do you or a loved one need help with personal care? We are here for you! For more information call (865) 281-5740 or visit us at We are always hiring exceptional caregivers. Apply online at:


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PureBarre opening in Highlands Row Ever wonder what can happen when you mix a little bit of Kentucky “Big Blue” with some Tennessee “Big Orange?” In the case of a couple of cousins with loyalties firmly rooted in both states, Big Orange wins out as their choice location for an exciting addition to the Shops at Highlands Row, 133 S. Forest Park Blvd., in Bearden. First cousins Lauren Plummer Luftman and Lindsey Plummer, both graduates of the University of Kentucky who now live in Knoxville, will have the grand opening of their PureBarre studio Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. PureBarre, described as a program that uses exercise at a ballet barre to help quickly firm, tone and reshape the body, opened in 2001and began franchising

One in three adults ages 65 or older falls each year, and falls can cause hip fractures, head injuries and even instill a debilitating fear of falling again that can cause mobility issues. Many falls are preventable, but families need to be aware of some of the common causes of falls to truly promote fall prevention. What’s key is knowing who is most susceptible to falls and how to make sure they don’t happen. The Centers for Disease Control breaks it down here: • People age 75 and older who fall are four to five times more likely than those age 65 to 74 to be admitted to a long-term care facility for a year or more. • Rates of fall-related fractures among older women are more than twice those for men. • Over 95 percent of hip fractures are caused by falls. In 2009, there were 271,000 hip fractures, and the rate for women was almost three times the rate for men. So what can seniors and their families do to decrease the risk of a fall occurring? Here are some considerations: 1. Exercise regularly. Exercise must focus on leg strength and improved balance and must increase in intensity over time.

day of the primary election. At present, three are running in the Republican primary: Hammond, incumbent Joy McCroskey and Steve Williams. Hammond, an icon in the broadcast community, is programming director with Journal Broadcast Group. He won election to the atlarge Seat 10 on the Knox County Commission with 86 percent of the vote. Tickets at $40 ($30 for members) can be reserved online at www.farragutchamber. com or by calling 675-7057.

Farragut Folklife Museum Black History Month Event – “Reflections on Community Contributions” When: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m.: Reception. 3 p.m.: Presentation. What: Knoxville native Robert Booker will discuss the late Carl Cowan’s influence on the Knoxville Community. Presentation will honor late Limon Bacon’s volunteerism in Concord and Farragut. Cost: Free Registration and payment deadline: No registration required Pilates Session 3: Tuesdays, March 4 – 25 (4 weeks): 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. What: Pilates is a mind-body exercise that works the whole body and incorporates yoga poses in order to enhance flexibility, strength and breathing. Cost: $40 Registration and payment deadlines: Monday, March 3 Farragut Primary Schools Art Show When: Monday, March 3 – Friday, March 14 during regular Town Hall hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. A reception to honor the artists will be held Tuesday, March 4 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Wire Wrap Ring Making When: Thursday, March 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. What: Learn to use wire to make two rings! Cost: $35 (all supplies included) Registration and payment deadline: Monday, March 10 “Tennessee Women of Vision and Courage” Presentation (Farragut Folklife Museum) When: Friday, March 14, 6:30 p.m. What: Charlotte Crawford and Ruth Johnson Smiley will discuss how the 22 women profiled in their new book have contributed significantly to the rich heritage of Tennessee. Cost: Free Registration deadline: No registration required Young at HeART Art Show When: Monday, March 17 – Friday, March 28 during regular Town Hall hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. What: This senior adult show will be hosted by the Young at HeART art group from Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church. A public reception sponsored by the Farragut Arts Council will be held on Sunday, March 30 from 2 – 3 p.m. All winter classes, workshops and events will be held at the Farragut Town Hall community or assembly room, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, unless otherwise stated. Hurry - classes fill up fast!!!! Call 966-7057 to register (if required). Payment must be received within 5 business days of date of registration but no later than the registration deadline (unless otherwise indicated on class description). No refunds are given after the registration and payment deadline. The Town of Farragut is not responsible for costs associated with the purchase of supplies when a class is canceled.

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Mair than a wee bit of fun By Sherri Gardner Howell

John Rose pipes in the procession that will “address the haggis” at a fundraising party for the Smoky Mountains Scottish Festival and Games. Following are Fox Den chef David Copcutt and sword-carrier Paul Moody. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell

Special guest Richard Graham “addresses the haggis” in the tradition of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Graham is the Graham clan chieftain in North America.

What a fun evening – even for those who can’t claim a drop of Scottish blood and don’t know their tartans from their tunics. On Saturday, Feb. 8, the dining room at Fox Den Country Club was filled with enough scotch, kilts, tartan plaid and haggis to make a Highland lass and laddie cry with joy. The Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games organization brought friends and supporters together for a fundraising dinner and scotch tasting. Special guests included piper John Rose, chieftain of the Graham clan in North America Robert Graham, Ryan Kohl of Impex Bever-

Bill Black analyzes the bouquet of one of the single malt scotch samples brought by Impex Beverages. ages and Brent Barnett of McScrooge’s Wine and Liquor. In addition to sampling and hearing the intricacies of scotch from Arran, Isle of Skye and Kilchoman, guests

Ryan Kohl, Southeast district manager for Impex Beverages, begins his lessons in all things scotch as toasts are made and information on the bouquets, fullness, smell and tastes is shared.


Clay Patterson with Smoky Mountains Scottish Festival and Games welcomes guests to the scotch tasting and dinner at Fox Den Country Club.

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learned the history of Impex Beverages, an importer and exporter of whiskey and spirits. A special treat was Graham’s “address to a haggis,” where he gave a dramatic rendition of the famous Robert Burns poem by the same name. The address includes an apology for “kilin” the haggis just before the spicy mixture, which is wrapped these days in a sausage casing instead of the traditional sheep’s stomach, is sliced open and served. Information about the 2014 festival and games was also discussed. They will be May 16-18 at Maryville College. For info about the group: Jeremy Dick, 690-9941.

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Temple Academy adds SACS CASI Accreditation Since 1988, Temple Baptist Academy has been an accredited member of the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS). Effective Jan. 24, 2014, AdvancED/SACS CASI officially extended dual accreditation to Temple Baptist Academy. SACS CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school

and implement a continuous process of school improvement. “Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators,” stated Principal David Whitaker. SACS CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school, but also

Enrollment open for Fall 2014 Temple Baptist Academy is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. In order to ensure the best possible opportunity for acceptance we recommend that you have your application completed by or before May 1. Temple Baptist Academy admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color and national or ethnic origin in administration of its education, admissions policies, tuition assistance, athletics and other school-administered programs. If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment, please contact our Office of Admissions at 938-8181.

assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice. Dr. Mark Elgart, President/ CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of SACS CASI, stated, “SACS CASI Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Temple Baptist Academy is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.” Info:

The Royal Crusader Scholarship Fund: Investing in the lives of children Making a Christian education accessible is a priority at Temple Baptist Academy. The Royal Crusader Scholarship Fund is a needs-based tuition assistance program for qualifying families who desire a strong biblical foundation and rigorous academic preparation for their children. Scholarship assistance is available on a limited basis to academy students whose families meet established financial need criteria. Tuition aid is offered as a means to partially assist those who, without scholarship, would

not be able to attend the academy. This assistance is made possible by private donations. For the 2013-2014 school year, Temple Baptist academy provided more than $300,000 in tuition aid to the families of more than 130 students. No student is given tuition assistance for academic or athletic ability. The average tuition assistance grant is not intended to cover a family’s total tuition costs. Each recipient family is responsible for payment of the tuition and fees above the grant amount. Parents must reapply each

year for tuition assistance. Each year, the tuition assistance application process will include an evaluation of the level of academic effort, cooperation and commitment to Christian education on the part of both the parents and student. For more information regarding financial assistance, or to invest in the lives of children through the scholarship program, contact the academy office at 938-8181 or visit TempleBaptistAcademy. com.

Temple sophomore invited to Washington, D.C. Alex Gann, a sophomore at Temple Baptist Academy, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., Feb. 14-16. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Gann was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the

field of medicine. During the three-day Congress, Alex Gann will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what is to be expected in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.

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z If you don’t snooze, you lose z Sleep is a basic human need that impacts all aspects of health. When sleep is lacking or disrupted, various critical body functions are negatively affected. This is especially dangerous for older adults who may be more susceptible to developing new or worsening serious health issues. In fact, the prevalence of disturbed sleep increases as individuals age. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 44 percent of seniors experience disturbed sleep at least a few nights each week. Dr. Berta Bergia, one of two board-certified sleep specialists at Parkwest’s Sleep Disorders Center, says the two most common sleep problems she sees in senior patients are obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia, both of which can be deadly if untreated. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the complete obstruction or collapse of one’s airway during sleep, causing pauses in breathing that can last a few seconds to minutes. During these pauses, oxygen levels can drop dangerously low, putting a person at higher risk of heart attack and stroke. Many people who suffer from OSA are unaware of their condition because they are not conscious to experience physical symptoms like snoring, gasping or partially rousing from deep sleep. Other symptoms of this condition often include insomnia, daytime sleepiness, inability to control high blood pressure and/or blood sugar despite proper medications, and frequent awakening throughout the night to urinate or for no apparent reason. OSA is more common in people who are overweight, but it can affect anyone with a large neck or narrow throat. “If someone comes in complaining, ‘I’m still tired no matter how much I sleep,’ apnea is suspected. Many times the person doesn’t realize how many times he or she is waking during the night and not entering deep sleep,” said Bergia. Chronic insomnia is a sleep disorder that causes a person to have difficulty falling or staying asleep three or more nights a week for one month or longer. Chronic insomnia can be a symptom of sleep apnea and the two conditions often co-occur. The most common symptom of insomnia is daytime sleepiness or fatigue, which can cause decreased mobility, falls and accidents when driving. This condition can stem from a true lack of sleep issue, an improper or nonexistent sleep schedule. “A person suffering from insomnia is likely to say, ‘I never sleep,’ when in many cases they are sleeping, just not when they are supposed to,” explained Bergia. “Disturbed sleep is largely underreported among seniors,” said Gwendolyn Crenshaw, family nurse practitioner (FNP) and educator at Parkwest Sleep Disorders Center. “Many seniors believe sleep problems are ‘simply part of the aging process,’ ‘just an inconvenience’ or ‘not worthy of discussion’ with their doctor. We need to

pliance looks like a top and bottom mouth guard and is specially made by a dentist to fit the patient. It works by gradually bringing the lower jaw forward, preventing the collapse of the throat. The nasal appliance looks like two small bandages with vents that fit over each nostril. Each vent opens fully when the wearer breathes in and partially closes when he or she breathes out, keeping the throat open and the airway clear. While effective, these methods are not always covered by a patent’s insurance.

Surgery Those patients with a very crowded airway (large tonsils or a narrow throat) may elect to have surgery to remove excess tissue, improving air flow.

Having untreated sleep apnea increases your risk of heart attack and stroke by at least 30 percent. The chances are even greater if you’ve already suffered a heart attack or stroke.

correct that way of thinking.” Crenshaw, who has seven years of experience working within sleep medicine, stresses the importance of taking the first step to make an appointment. The assessment process involves an overnight stay at Parkwest’s accredited Sleep Disorders Center in a comfortable bedroom setting. Trained experts use the latest technology to monitor the patient’s sleep patterns, allowing doctors to make a diagnosis and staff to begin educating the patient about the array of treatment options.

Treatment Lifestyle adjustments Reversing insomnia is challenging, but one of the first steps is establishing a proper sleep schedule and practicing good “sleep hygiene.” Sleep specialists work with the patient to formulate a plan based on his or her existing schedule. It usually involves omitting daytime naps and establishing set sleep/wake times. If a patient’s sleep apnea is mild and occurs only in certain sleeping positions, such as on one’s back, he or she can practice strict “back avoidance” in bed. A patient may also be encouraged to lose weight in order to reduce pressure on the airway. “Some patients can completely correct mild sleep apnea on their own by losing weight,” explains Crenshaw. “However, we realize that this can be especially difficult for those already lacking adequate sleep and energy. Our team can address those obstacles and provide tools that will help you sleep better, resulting in more energy and stamina that can be applied to exercise.”

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Gwendolyn Crenshaw, FNP and educator at Parkwest Sleep Disorders Center, demonstrates how to properly wear a CPAP mask.

ity, safer sleep. For this reason, it’s become the “gold standard” treatment for sleep apnea. Some patients elect to use it long term, while others use it as a short-term solution while they lose weight with the goal of being independent from all sleep-improving devices. “CPAP technology has come a long way in just the last 10 years; the machines are compact and quiet,” said Crenshaw. “And modern masks are smaller, lighter and more comfortable than ever before.”

CPAP When used correctly, a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device eliminates apnea episodes for the vast majority of patients, resulting in higher qual-

Appliances These options are used by those who are intolerant of or reluctant to try a CPAP device. The oral ap-

Parkwest Sleep Disorders Center earns accreditations The Sleep Disorders Center recently earned a five-year reaccreditation for In Center Sleep Testing and received a new accreditation in Out of Center Sleep Testing (OCST) from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). L to R: Rick Malone, Dave Baker, Dr. Berta Bergia, Brenda Wilson, Michelle Spradlin, B. Hall, Gwen Crenshaw FNP and Greg Belcher. (Not pictured: Shane Endicott, Gwen Mashburn, Renee McDonald, Walter Sweat and Dr. Bert Hampton.)

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Crenshaw and her colleagues work one on one to find customized solutions for patients with sleep problems. They are trained in not only finding the right device, but also in determining the perfect pressure setting for each patient, making the CPAP effective and comfortable.

Regardless of the complexity of the sleep problems, senior patients can rest easy about the care they will receive at Parkwest. Those who have been unsuccessful with other treatments in the past and people with co-occurring disorders or problems that are not easily controlled are encouraged to make an appointment. When asked about what makes Parkwest Sleep Disorders Center effective, Bergia and Crenshaw agree that it’s the supportive team approach and emphasis on communication that reassures patients that they aren’t alone on this journey to experiencing better, safer sleep. “We are confident that our team of experienced doctors, nurses and sleep technicians offer the most support you’ll find at any sleep center,” said Greg Belcher, manager of the Sleep Disorders Center. “Our staff is here to help at every level, from consultation to the follow up appointment.” To find out more, call the Parkwest Sleep Disorders Center at 865-373-1974 or visit www.

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All tied up for charity

Dan Newton hoists a paver to place on the trail.

Building a bridge and more at I.C. King Matt King, Neal Caldwell, Harrison Collins, Doug Harris and David Ragland of TivaWater visit Caldwell’s West Knoxville factory, Dalen Products. Photo submitted

UT student develops fashionable fundraiser for TivaWater By Wendy Smith Harrison Collins began 2013 with the goal of improving himself. One year later, his objective is to improve the world. Collins and his older sister, Allison, each set 13 goals to be completed during 2013. Some were lofty; others were easily obtainable – like his objective of reading a book. (To his credit, he read several.) One goal came to him just as he woke up one day. He wanted to design a bow tie to sell to raise money for charity. But he didn’t know how to design a bow tie, and he didn’t have a charity in mind. Jim Thompson of TivaWater happened to overhear Collins’ parents, Richard and Tracy Collins of

Fountain City, talking about their son’s idea. Thompson called Harrison and invited him to learn more about the nonprofit. TivaWater was developed in 2008 by a group of Knoxville business owners who wanted to help grow Uganda’s economy. Since water in the East African country is contaminated, one obvious entrepreneurial opportunity was water fi ltration. Local inventor Neal Caldwell developed a lightweight plastic fi lter with a tap that allows users to drink directly from a clean reservoir. Doug Harris, president of TivaWater and the school board member for Knox County’s 3rd District, reports that 10,000 filters, produced in West Knoxville,

are currently in use by as many as 1 million people. Many are distributed by NGOs (non-governmental organizations); others are purchased by individuals. TivaWater also facilitates donations of filters. Collins liked the nonprofit’s vision – and the fact that staff members are all Vols. Before he determined that TivaWater would be the beneficiary of the bow-tie project, Collins contacted Gitman Bros., a U.S. manufacturer of shirts and ties. “They had no business taking this on,” he says. “But I cast a vision for them.” He drew a design featuring the continent of Africa, and the sample the company sent him was even better than he imagined. His relationship with

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Harrison Collins, a junior in marketing and entrepreneurship at UT, models the bow tie he designed to benefit TivaWater. Photo by Wendy Smith TivaWater turned out to be more than he imagined, too. He is now the nonprofit’s University of Tennessee campus representative. While college students aren’t typically able to donate much money, they are effective at bringing about change, he says. Most students don’t know about the shortage of clean water in developing countries. Collins didn’t know himself until he learned about TivaWater. Now he appreciates the fact that the water in the bathrooms and the kitchen at the Beta Upsilon Chi fraternity house is clean. His fraternity brothers appreciate it, too, since it’s his job to educate UT students about the world water crisis. TivaWater Director of Operations Matt King likes the bow-tie fundraiser because the ties appeal to adults as well as students, and they grab attention. This gives people the opportunity to talk about the nonprofit, he says. King and Harris are excited about a new water filter that will be produced by TivaWater later this year. The filter is smaller, and since it requires less maintenance, it can be taken out of the box and used immediately. It also looks better – more like a water cooler and less like a blue bucket. In the areas where the filters are used, they are often the nicest thing the house, Harris says. TivaWater’s range has grown as people with connections to different countries get involved. Through Vine International, a nonprofit in Louisville, Tenn., filters are going to Guatemala. Through Father John Appiah, a local priest from Ghana, filters are now in use there. Harris’ friend Beatrice, a refugee from the Congo, hopes to open a distributorship in Rwanda soon. Perhaps the next connection will begin with a conversation about a bow tie. To purchase a TivaWater bow tie for $40, email Harrison Collins at To donate to TivaWater:

“I love work. I could watch it for hours.” – slogan button from the 1980s In the continuing adventures of the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, work stints seem to outnumber fun events. And yet there’s no shortage of club members when a workday rolls around – probably because they know that their toil will pay off in trail-riding bliss. The Feb. 9 mission at I.C. King Park was fourfold: install two sections of supportive concrete pavers, clear a new section of trail and build a bridge across a boggy stretch of trail close to the lake. Knox County provided the lumber and pavers for the projects at the park. AMBC supplied the labor, much of which was pretty tough stuff. For three hours,

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more than two dozen men and women lifted, lugged, dug, drilled, cut and sawed their way through the tasks. There were laughs along the way, along with a few differences of opinion and a little bloodshed (from a tool accident, not an argument). There were probably some sore backs and chapped faces. But at the end, with a pizza lunch provided by the Bike Zoo and the promise of good riding days ahead, everyone seemed satisfied that it had been a chilly morning well spent.

Dave Miller and Mark Smith use road hoes to carve a trench for a foundational beam.

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Kay Ware, right, brought foods, crafts and other items from her native Liberia during a presentation Feb. 7 at the Magnolia Avenue Campus of Pellissippi State Community College.

Cafe sessions bring African influence to students By Heather Beck Students at February’s first African Jazz Cafe session at Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus learned about life in Liberia firsthand. At last week’s event, Friday, Feb. 14, attendees were to hear the life experiences of two Magnolia Avenue students: Esperance Wizeye and Celine Uwamahoro, natives of Burundi and CongoKinshasa, respectively. “The students will share information about their native culture, language, dress and foods,” said Rosalyn Tillman, dean of the Magnolia Avenue Campus. Wizeye has been in the United States since 2005, and Uwamahoro immigrated in 2011. African Jazz Cafe takes place at the Magnolia Av-

enue Campus 9-11 a.m. each Friday in February in honor of Black History Month. Each session focuses on an African country, introducing students to the culture and history. “Sometimes we find speakers who are natives of the country to come speak,” said Tillman, “and other times we find artwork and other goods, like coffee or tea, for our students to experience.” On Feb. 7, Pellissippi State students heard from Kay Ware, a native of Liberia who now resides in Knoxville. She brought in quilts and traditional Liberian folk art for display. The group also tasted lemongrass tea, a traditional Liberian drink. The campus is at 1610 E. Magnolia Ave. Info: www. or (865) 329-3100.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 20 The Madisonville Kiwanis Club Chili Supper and Cook-off, 5-7 p.m., First UMC, downtown on College Street. Tickets: adults, $6; children under 10, $4. Available at the door. All proceeds benefit the children of Monroe County.


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“The Trip to Bountiful” starring Carol Mayo Jenkins, Clarence Brown Mainstage, UT campus. Tickets range from $5 to $40. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Info/tickets: 974-5161 or

THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 2 “The Dixie Swim Club” presented by Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 N. Gay St. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: or http://

TUESDAYS THROUGH MARCH 11 Living Well with Chronic Conditions, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Knox County Health Department classroom, 140 Dameron Ave. Free. To register: 215-5170.

MONDAY, FEB. 17 Tennessee Shines featuring Jon

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FRIDAY, FEB. 21 The Crowe Brothers in concert, 8 p.m., the Laurel Theater, corner of 16th and Laurel Avenue. Tickets: $14, available at, 523-7521 and at the door. Info: Brent Cantrell or Toby Koosman, 5225851, or email “Latent Potentials” lecture, by Lawrence Scarpa, 5:30 p.m., UT Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Part of the UT Church Memorial Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Community panel discussion with Knox County art teachers, 4-5 p.m., Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Sponsored by the Arts &Culture Alliance. Free. Info: 523-7543 or

Friends and poet RB Morris, 7 p.m., WDVX


studio, Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. Broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets: $10, at WDVX and www.BrownPaperTickets. com. Info: Ossoli Circle meeting, Ossoli Clubhouse, 2511 Kingston Pike. Refreshments, 9:45 a.m.; “Women’s Suffrage Vote – How Media Was Used” by Dr. William Stovall, 10:30 a.m.; business meeting, 11:30 a.m. Lunch will follow. Visitors welcome. Info: 5774106.

KSO Masterworks: Music of the Spirit, 7:30 p.m., Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Features UT Choral Singers and baritone Nmon Ford. Info/tickets: 291-3310 or Bowl For Kids’ Sake at UT’s Down Under Rec Center, 1502 W. Cumberland Ave. Times: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. To register a team:



Pancake Fest 2014, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Tickets: $5. Includes “all you can eat” pancake menu and admission to other activities. To order “Pancakes To-Go”: 523-1135. Proceeds go to the Senior Center. Tickets available at the Center or from O’Connor Advisory Board members. Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans, business meeting, 7 p.m., Crescent Bend, 2728 Kingston Pike. Mixer from 6-6:50 p.m. with Ted Hatfield presenting “The Hatfield Version of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud.” Meeting program by Gerald Augustus: “Weapons of the Late Unpleasantness.” Free and open to the public. UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info/reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277. Taste of Knoxville Restaurant Week preview event, 5-6:30 p.m., the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Free. Public is invited. Full roster of participating restaurants will be announced; several will provide complimentary samples of Knoxville Restaurant Week menu items.

“Charlotte’s Web” presented by the Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Info: 208-3677;;

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19 “Time Well Spent: Inspiration at Lunch” presentation with artist Emily Schoen, noon-1 p.m., the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Free and open to the public. Hosted by the Arts & Culture Alliance. Junior Vol Training for new STAR volunteers ages 10-12, 5-7 p.m., Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, 11800 Highway 11E, Lenoir City. Horse experience not required. Info: Melissa, 988-4711 or www.

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The Great Cake Bake, noon-5 p.m., Tennessee Terrace at Neyland Stadium. Fundraiser for the Imagination Library. Info: Holly Kizer, 215-8784. Red-Haired Mary in concert, 8 p.m., the Laurel Theater, corner of 16th and Laurel Avenue. Tickets: $12, available at, 523-7521 and at the door. Info: Brent Cantrell or Toby Koosman, 5225851, or email Workshop for Teachers of Social Studies hosted by UT history department, 9 .m.-1 p.m., East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay St. Registration: $20. Info/to register: Mary Beckley, Pre-show Greek Gala hosted by GO! Contemporary Dance Works at Club LeConte. Silent auction, 5 p.m.; live auction, 7 p.m. Cost: $80 per person. Reservations required. Info: or 539-2475. Lesson Vol Training for new STAR volunteers ages 13 and up, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, 11800 Highway 11E, Lenoir City. Horse experience not required. Info: Melissa, 988-4711 or The Captain W. Y. C. Hannum Chapter #1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting, 10:30 a.m., Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. Guest speaker: Jack Rouse presenting “The Yellow Rose of Texas.” Lunch will follow. Visitors welcome. Info/reservations: Charlotte Miller, 448-6716.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEB. 22-23 “The Search for Persephone,” a full length ornate Greek ballet performed by GO! Contemporary Dance Works at the Bijou Theatre, 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets: Adult, $22; student/senior, $17. Tickets at the door: Adult, $27; student/senior, $22. Info: or 539-2475.

SUNDAY, FEB. 23 “George Barnard: Civil War Photographer,” 2 p.m., UT McClung Museum auditorium, 1327 Circle Park Drive. Part of the Museum’s Civil War Lecture Series. Lecture by Civil War curator Joan Markel. Free and open to the public.

MONDAY, FEB. 24 Tennessee Shines featuring The Grassroots Gringos, 7 p.m., WDVX studio, Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. Broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets: $10, at WDVX and Info: www.WDVX. com. Muslim Journeys: Point of View – “Broken Verses,” 6-8 p.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: Mary Pom Claiborne, 215-8767 or Ossoli Circle meeting, Ossoli Clubhouse, 2511 Kingston Pike. Refreshments, 9:45 a.m.; “Middle East Dialog” by Susan Dakak, 10:30 a.m.; “Piano Selections” by Slade Trammel, 11:30 a.m. Lunch will follow. Visitors welcome. Info: 577-4106.

TUESDAY, FEB. 25 Launch party for Amy Greene’s second East Tennessee novel “Long Man,” 6-8 p.m., at the home of Warren and Annelle Neel. Hosted by the Knoxville Writers’ Guild. Tickets: $90 for members, $100 for nonmembers; includes a signed copy of the book. To order: or send your check to KWG Launch Party, P.O. Box 10326, Knoxville TN 37939-0326. Directions will be provided prior to the event.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26 UT Film Series: “Exit Through the Gift Shop” documentary, 8 p.m., McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Free and open to the public. Info: Knoxville Writers’ Group meeting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Speaker: Bobbi Phelps Wolverton on her book “Behind the Smile.” All-inclusive lunch, $12. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 24: 983-3740. Bowl For Kids’ Sake, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-9 p.m., Oak Ridge Bowling Center, 246 S. Illinois Ave. To register a team:

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Saturday Stories and Songs: Charlene Ellis, 11 a.m. Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 215-8750. Saturday Stories and Songs: Emagene Reagen, 11 a.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 470-7033. Civil War Genealogy on the Internet, 1 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Limited to 22 participants. To register: 215-8809. Info: 2158801. HeartWise, a comprehensive community wellness fair, 7:30 a.m.-noon, UT Medical Center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute. Includes Free cooking class, 10:30-11:30 a.m., hosted by the Healthy Living Kitchen team. Both are free, but registration is required. A comprehensive cardiovascular risk assessment ($30), a free COPD pulmonary screening and other educational programs also offered. Info/registration: 305-6970.

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Knoxville Branches • 865-544-5400 BEARDEN 4611 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 Near Western Plaza Across from Long’s Drug Store LOVELL HEIGHTS Drive-Thru Only 10460 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37922 Lovell Heights Shopping Center

DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE 301 Wall Avenue Knoxville, TN 37902

HOLSTON 4118 Asheville Highway Knoxville, TN 37914 in the Holston Center

HALLS 7459 Maynardville Pike Knoxville, TN 37938 across from the Post Office

NORTHEAST KNOXVILLE 4520 Greenway Drive Knoxville, TN 37918 Near Target

NORTH KNOXVILLE 1316 Wilson Road Knoxville, TN 37912 just off Clinton Hwy, behind Northern

SOUTH KNOXVILLE 7210 Chapman Highway Knoxville, TN 37920

WEST KNOXVILLE 102 N. Seven Oaks Drive Windsor Square Knoxville, TN 37922 Near EdAmerica

JEFFERSON CITY 865-544-5400 662 E. Broadway Blvd. Jefferson City, TN 37760 Traffic light #1 near Walmart

JOHNSON CITY (423) 246-7511 2004 N. Roan Street Johnson City, TN 37601

KINGSPORT (423) 246-7511 2518 East Stone Drive Kingsport, TN 37660 next to Lowes

LENOIR CITY 865-544-5400 455 Market Drive Lenoir City, TN 37771 next to Bojangles

Area Locations ALCOA/MARYVILLE 865-544-5400 1113 Hunters Crossing Dr. Alcoa, TN 37701

MORRISTOWN EAST (423) 581-0981 Miller’s Landing 3101 Miller’s Point Drive Morristown, TN 37813 across from Frank Lorino Park

MORRISTOWN WEST (423) 581-0981 3955 W. Andrew Johnson Highway Morristown, TN 37814 across from Ingle’s

ROANE COUNTY 865-544-5400 1916 Roane State Highway Harriman, TN 37748

SEVIERVILLE 865-544-5400 1037 Middle Creek Road Sevierville, TN 37862 across from Wellington Place

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