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Turkey Creek Medical Center hosted a safety fair in its parking lot, inviting the community. “It’s all about what we can do to make our community safe,” said Lana Sellers, Turkey Creek Medical Center staff member.
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Coffee Break Dee Childress, the head cashier at Hardin Valley Food City, loves being a part of the community events hosted there. Dee invites all to the center’s trunk-ortreat 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. There will also be a costume contest inside the store Enjoy a sip of coffee and a visit with Dee Childress. See page A-2
Miracle Maker West Valley Middle School special educator Matt Coe hadn’t planned to become a teacher at all. But a summer job at Camp Wesley Woods turned into a full-time job as an environmental educator.
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Church of Christ expands By Theresa Edwards
Hardin Valley Church of Christ is expanding its building by 20,300 square feet, adding 14 classrooms, mostly for the younger children, to accommodate its rapid growth. Leaders expect Larry Cline the building to be completed around April 2013. “We’re excited because this church from the very beginning has had a great love for this community and especially the young people,” said evangelist Larry Cline.” Having this new facility will allow us to increase our ministry in a tremendous way to reach out and meet the needs of families within the Hardin Valley area. “We are excited that God has opened this door and allowed us to have this great tool that will be an incredible gift to this ministry.” The church began in May 2006 with 160 people attending the first service, held at the Y behind Walgreens at Lovell Road and Kingston Pike. The congregation met there only once, moving to Hardin Valley Elementary School for about two years.
Architectural drawings show the exterior of new $2.4 million addition to the Hardin Valley Church of Christ. Photo courtesy of Fuqua & Partners Architects
With about 450 now attending, coordinating deacon Charles Sells says the congregation has “grown fairly rapidly. “We have been blessed beyond our wildest imagination. God has
really put an opportunity in front of us. We are doing a lot of outreach efforts to help the community.” The church invites the community to its fall festival Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be
jump houses and games for the kids along with a chili cook-off and hot dogs at 5 p.m. followed by trunk-or-treat at 6. The church is located at 11515 Hardin Valley Road, west of Food City.
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Valentine, Behn are and
Salute to Fulmer A host of Volunteers from the Phillip Fulmer era will toast their old coach this weekend. The theme will be congratulations on his forthcoming Hall of Fame enshrinement and thanks for all he did to make them better players and better men. If you are alert, you may even see Peyton Manning. The 1997 team will be there.
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By Theresa Edwards Gabriella Valentine and Landyn Behn were crowned homecoming queen and king of Hardin Valley Academy on Oct. 5, as the Hawks beat the Red Devils 52-18. Landyn is senior president of student government. Gabriella is vice president of the student body. “We work together a lot and are good friends,” said Gabriella. Alumni cheerleaders Ebone Kennedy, Kelli Carter, Rachel Bracken and Courtney Such joined the HVA squad. HVA also held a homecoming dance at the school which Gabriella Valentine and Landyn Behn are crowned HVA homecoming queen and began during the third quarter of the game. king Oct. 5, as the Hawks beat Halls 52-18. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
The war on planning By Betty Bean
The elements are in place: Dis“They just keep agreement between city and county working people mayors. Muscle-flexing developers. A “goofy guys” tag on the commisfrom getting sion by its chair. And a beleaguered jobs.” Mark Donaldson cast out like a motherless child. – Tim Burchett Are the 1980s back upon us? No. It’s just a behind-the-scenes battle to starve out or perhaps even and even $55,000 for the commisabolish the Knoxville-Knox County sioners to split among themselves Metropolitan Planning Commission. and dole out to pet causes. But it was supper at the orphanThe money age for MPC director Mark DonFor the recipients of nearly $1.3 aldson, who got slapped down million in surplus revenue County like Oliver Twist pleading for a Commission doled out last month, little more gruel when he asked for $100,000. it was Christmas in September. It was money Mayor Tim BurThere was $500,000 to transport senior citizens; $300,000 for chett had deleted from his budpreliminary work on a new Karns get request. Donaldson said MPC area senior center; $200,000 to has experienced a bottom line the sheriff’s office for new tasers; loss of nearly $400,000 in oper-
ating funds since Burchett took office in 2010, via a combination of $200,000 in budget cuts and nearly $200,000 in rent hikes. Additionally, MPC received no incremental funds for the increased work load generated by the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan, a 3-year undertaking authorized by a joint vote of County Commission and City Council. This project was concurrent with the recession that torpedoed development and further depressed MPC’s fee structure. “We had 44 people on staff five years ago. Today, we’ve got 36,” he said, explaining that his staff is having a hard time keeping up with its responsibility to update countywide addresses and the Knox County Geographic Information System and is not able to service developers’ permit and
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Dee Childress is the head cashier at Hardin Valley Food City and loves being a part of the community events hosted there. Dee invites the community to Food City shopping center’s trunk-or-treat 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Local businesses are welcome to join and hand out treats from their car. There will also be a costume contest inside the store. Away from work, Dee loves spending time with her family and friends. “Family is really important to me,” she said. Dee has two daughters, a son and four wonderful granddaughters, ages 7, 5, 2 and 1. Her daughter and granddaughters live in Texas, where Dee is from. “We don’t get to see each other enough, but we do talk on the telephone a lot,” she said. “We say, ‘I miss you but I’ll see you in my dreams,’ and that keeps us going. They are wonderful.” “I like going bowling from time to time and I enjoy hanging out at the lake watching the water,” Dee said. She enjoys boating or fishing, as long as she doesn’t have to get in the water. Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Dee Childress:
What are you guilty of? I am probably guilty of wanting to be better all the time. I am guilty of wanting to be a fixer and fi x things.
What is your favorite material possession? My shoes.
What are you reading currently? “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
What was your most embarrassing moment? It’s probably once when I stepped off a bus and my slip fell to the floor.
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
I am a take-over person, one who likes to be in charge. Let’s get something started and go for it.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would change the way I think sometimes.
What is your passion? My passion is spending time with my granddaughters and talking with them on the phone.
With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? Bill Clinton. I don’t know why.
Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why?
What is the worst job you have ever had? I sold carpet cleaners door-to-door, city-to-city and state-to-state. Oh my, never, ever again! That would be the worst job ever in history. It just wasn’t for me.
What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? It would have to be Bugs Bunny, of course, and the Road Runner because he never gave up.
What irritates you? People being inconsiderate of each other are very irritating.
What’s one place in Karns or Hardin Valley everyone should visit?
My sisters because I have several, younger and older, and they have been really good for me.
Food City in Hardin Valley because this is a great store. I have great people who work in the front with me and a good management team.
I still can’t quite get the hang of …
What is your greatest fear?
This computer stuff.
What is the best present you ever received in a box? It was a jewelry box somebody gave me that I still have. It meant the world to me and I love it.
1. Go to Niagara Falls in Canada. I would love to do that, it would be fascinating. 2. Take my granddaughters on a wonderful vacation. 3. I don’t have a third one.
What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?
What is one word others often use to describe you and why?
I prefer to talk with people face-to-face, but if I had to choose one, it would be the telephone.
To always remember God is first and to be who you are.
What is your social media of choice?
My greatest fear is a personal fear, not to be here when my granddaughters grow up and what kind of world I’m leaving them that they will be in. That worries me a lot.
If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? I wish I did not have to plan my vacation. I would like to just jump in a plane and go somewhere, no suitcases or anything. –Theresa Edwards It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Karns/Hardin Valley Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Theresa Edwards, email@example.com. Include contact info if you can.
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Safety fair at Turkey Creek Turkey Creek Medical ball team. Center hosted a safety fair “The proceeds will go in its parking lot, inviting first toward new uniforms the community. and then for gym improvements at Karns High School,” said Mark Larsen of the Karns High booster club. “Thanks to Applebee’s Theresa and everyone who came to Edwards support our team.” ■ “It’s all about what we can do to make our community safe,” said Lana Sellers, Turkey Creek Medical Center staff member. Various agencies showed their fire and rescue equipment to children and adults. Thomas George, a patrol officer with Knox County, demonstrated the Northrop Grumman robot owned by the Knox County Bomb Squad used in dangerous situations potentially involving bombs. “We’ve actually damaged a few of them with explosions,” he said. “Better them (robots) than us.” Karns Fire Department had its newest 401 engine on display, with firefighters explaining how the foam system works to distinguish fires quicker and with less water. Rural/Metro displayed its ambulance and fire equipment and gave children play firehats, bracelets, coloring books and candy. ■
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Applebee’s Cedar Bluff restaurant hosted a pancake breakfast Oct. 6 to benefit Karns High School basket-
Search and rescue dog Buddy shakes with Cameron Wilder. “My dad is a fire marshal with Rural/Metro,” Cameron said. Buddy is with Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad.
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Lisa Hall, owner of Tight Ship, shared business organization strategies with the Greater Karns Business Association. She has a degree in organizational psyc holo g y, taught 15 years and has been a small busiLisa Hall ness owner 15 years. Hall is passionate about systems because they can create more time in your day, reduce stress and help increase profitability. “The average business owner loses about two hours a day just trying to find papers they have misplaced or rescheduling appointments,” Hall said. “By putting together some systems for efficiency, I help the small business owner have more time to spend with clients and to spend in their personal life,” she said. “The most important thing to do is to get control of your calendar so you have time blocked off during the
Tennova Healthcare sponsored a fire prevention festival at Turkey Creek Medical Center’s parking lot. Shown are: Tammy Hannan, Joyce Moran, Rita Ogle, Lana Sellers and Irene Brooks. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com week to do those important things in your business,” Hall shared as a key tip. “For example, time blocked off to get back with those you’ve networked with and time to get back in touch with clients. Schedule blocking reduces stress because then you know when that task is going to be handled in your business if it is already on your schedule.”
The war on planning The mayors Interviewed after the meeting, Burchett was no more sympathetic to MPC’s plight than Smith: “The first budget, I cut them,” Burchett said. “They just keep working people from getting jobs. “We’re required by law to have an MPC, but I’d like to use them on a contractual basis in the future. Then if we need them, we’ll hire them.” The city, though, has appropriated $905,000 to MPC in each of the last three fiscal years, indicating support from mayors Bill Haslam and Madeline Rogero.
From page A-1 Frank Niceley introduced a bill to abolish MPC. The bill didn’t go anywhere, but Niceley did. He won the Republican primary and is likely headed to the state Senate. Sens. Becky Massey and Stacey Campfield, along with Rep. Steve Hall, have served notice that they intend to have another go at it next session when they sent separate letters to County Commission asking them to postpone action on subdivision regulations for ridgetop developments until the legislators address the issue next session. In a speech at a local Tea Rep. Party meeting, Hall said
Holding a master’s degree in planning, Rogero is unequivocal in her support for MPC: “The Metropolitan Planning Commission performs crucial work for the citizens of Knoxville, and the city is committed to continuing support of its operations. Effective planning protects the property rights of residents, businesses and all property owners, and ensures that we balance short-term and long-term interests for the benefit of all Knoxvillians.”
The legislature Last
Karns High School: Pete Tampas, freshman coach; Bill Brown of booster club; Mark Larsen of booster club; and Rob Bringle, junior varsity coach
ing in the Cave,” a familyfriendly, safe Halloween event for kids of all ages. The cave will be open 5:308:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 20 and 26-31. The path will be well-lit, plus stroller and wheelchair accessible. Traditional Hal■ Trick or treating at loween music will play and Cherokee Caverns the underground vortex Cherokee Caverns pres- tunnel will be active. Venents its first “Trick or Treat- dors will greet visitors and
pass out candy. There will also be face-painting by Imagination Forest and hot dogs by Top Dog Vending. Admission will be $7 per person for ages 2 and up. Vendor spaces are free when you bring treats to pass out. They anticipate 500 to 1,000 people through the cave each night. Info: www.CherokeeCaverns.com.
that MPC, which was established in 1956 to serve the city and county in matters of planning, zoning, and subdivision regulations as authorized under Title 13 of the Tennessee Code Annotated, “…has a philosophy on property rights that the property is yours until they want it.” Hall said Massey is leading the move to curb MPC’s powers. Massey seemed surprised by Hall’s statement: “I know we’re looking at the regulations that are on the books, but we won’t start actively working on anything until January. The part that has caused some folks concern is there’s no real recourse if somebody disagrees with an MPC decision.”
need less planning, and we’re going to pay in significant ways,” he said. “They are trying to take us back to the ’50s, and I greatly resent them sending a letter before the commission meeting asking us to defer an ordinance until the next legislative session. That was way out of bounds – they don’t call, they don’t talk to anybody and the goofy guys on commission let it happen.”
Tight Ship will hold its first networking event 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, hosted by Gallery Nuance, 121 South Gay St. For more information on Tight Ship and upcoming events, visit www.tightship.us.
When told that contested MPC decisions are regularly appealed to City Council and County Commission, she said that she wasn’t sure what the exact problem was, but that her staff is working on it, “looking to see if it’s clear or if it’s vague. Some of my constituents have asked me to look at it.” When asked, she identified the constituents as “the development community.” Commission chair Tony Norman had a hard time disguising his contempt for the legislative request, which his colleagues voted to honor: “I am very disappointed that certain legislators are attacking planning. As we grow and progress, we don’t
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government Anticipating 2014 Roger Kane, Republican nominee for state representative in northwest Knox County, held a fundraiser on Oct. 9 in which he succeeded in getting state Sen. Stacey Campfield and his probable 2104 GOP opponent, Commissioner Richard Briggs, to join his host committee.
be in Knoxville visiting the UT College of Law on Friday, Oct. 19, speaking at the Cox Auditorium at 1 p.m. Tickets are not required to attend this talk. ■ The Duncan Family Barbecue will be held again on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Coliseum. It is held every two years at election time and it goes back to when John Duncan Sr. was in Congress. The Victor public is invited. Ashe In 2000, then-presidential candidate George W. Bush, who had campaigned in south Knoxville that afternoon, made an appearance at the barbecue. It is Kane’s candidacy may be a must-attend occasion for one of the few issues the po- candidates. Even Demotential rivals will agree on. cratic candidates such as Kane is unopposed for Phil Bredesen have made election on Nov. 6 and has appearances. a sure ticket to Nashville This tradition started for the next two years. He in 1968 and this year will defeated former Sheriff Tim mark the 23rd edition. Hutchison comfortably this Other notables who have past August as Hutchison attended include Elizabeth attempted a comeback after Dole in 1996 when her his overwhelming loss to husband, Bob Dole, ran for Mayor Tim Burchett. president. Lee Greenwood Campfield is the oftenand the Drifters have percontroversial state legislaformed. Often it has been tor who gets frequent media kicked off by the UT Pep attention. Band. State Sen. Becky Kane has established Massey for many years himself as an up-and-com- helped organize the event. ing GOP leader by winning ■ Former Demohis primary convincingly. cratic Senate Majority Kane ran a grassroots cam- Leader George Mitchell paign in the primary with of Maine will join former modest funding and incred- Republican Senate Majorible door-to-door effort by ity Leader Howard Baker himself and avid supportat the Baker Center on ers. Kane is supporting Tuesday, Nov. 13, for an Beth Harwell to be Speaker afternoon talk. Details will of the House again. become available later. If the 2014 contest is between Campfield and Briggs only, Campfield will face a major challenge to ■ Commissioners now have prevail. If another candi$55,000 to share for pet projdate emerges to create a ects. What will each choose? three-way or four-way field, ■ Tony Norman and Larry then Campfield’s chances Smith can donate to a “Free are enhanced. Jeff Ownby” fund, and Jeff In the past, Campfield’s can too. opposition has been split, ■ Rick Briggs can restripe the allowing him to win the parking lot at Frank Strang GOP primary by a plurality Center. instead of a majority and ■ Brad Anders can play Solothen face weak Democrats mon and divide his senior in November. If Democrats center planning money like Tommy Schumpert or among Ball Camp, Karns and Wayne Ritchie ran then it Hardin Valley. Then each would cause Campfield maplace can have a cabana. jor problems. ■ Dave Wright can replace his However, Briggs is a sigCarter Elementary green ties nificant opponent who can with middle school gym ties – raise the funding necessary green with a bouncing ball. to prevail in a two-way con■ Amy Broyles and Mike test. 2014 is already upon Brown can stop flipping us in this race. 2014 will spit-balls across the dais and also include the governor’s try to give county employees race and a U.S. Senate conyet another break on parking test. in the City County Building ■ Associate Supreme garage. Justice Elena Kagan will
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Alexander rocks U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander pretty much got rock star treatment from the enthusiastic crowd at last week’s meeting of the West Knox Republican Club.
It was standing room only in the largest meeting room at Red Lobster on Kingston Pike, with still more guests and members of the media spilling out into the surrounding dining rooms, all to greet Tennessee’s former two-term governor, president of the University of Tennessee and sitting senator. And Alexander didn’t disappoint his fans. He posed for the cameras with babies, local politicians, old friends and new, warmed up his audience with his trademark folksy stories and then
got their collective Republican blood churning with predictions of a big win for presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “Every major crisis we have ever had in this country has been solved by presidential leadership, and Obama just doesn’t have it,” Alexander said. “He’s been a complete failure when you look at the big problems we have. “Romney’s biggest advantage is his ability to lead. It’s his best skill. America will have a brighter future with Romney as president and (Paul) Ryan as vice president. “I like it when Romney talks about how he worked across the aisle as governor of Massachusetts and got results. President Obama is a nice fellow, but he hasn’t been able to work across the aisle and get results, and I think the American people are tired of that. They want a president who can lead, who has presidential leadership and who can work with Democrats and Republicans to reduce the debt and get
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander with Ruthie Kuhlman, president of West Knox Republican Club, and Wallace McClure, the first president of the club. Photo by A. Hart the country moving again.” Alexander said his three personal goals in Congress are: “To stop spending money we don’t have … to let states make their own decisions … to get results in Congress.” He deplored the tactics of Democrat Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader. “Reid is ruining the U.S. Senate by the way he leads it. We’re there to work for the people, we want the Senate to function so we can get our jobs done, but Reid won’t bring us a budget. It’s like being asked to join the
Grand Ole Opry and not being allowed to sing.” While not exactly a “hometown boy” – he’s a native of Blount County – Alexander, a seventh generation Tennessean, knew his audience well and played it perfectly. “Knox County is the heart of the Republican Party in Tennessee,” Alexander said. “We haven’t elected a Democrat to Congress from this part of the state since Lincoln was president.” The GOP faithful loved it and gave their senior senator a standing ovation.
Parents antsy over school rezoning By Wendy Smith Approximately 140 people gathered at Shoreline Church on Westland Drive for the rezoning meeting hosted by the PTAs of Blue Grass and A.L. Lotts elementary schools. Many of the questions for Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre involved issues related to grandfathering rising 5thgraders and security concerns for the new school. Blue Grass parent Colleen Montgomery asked if there was a possibility that students might be moved from A.L. Lotts to Blue Grass, or vice versa, in the rezoning process. McIntyre said yes, students might be moved to a school other than the new school. Blue Grass parent Amy Wheelock asked if McIntyre had developed any opinions on which students might
be grandfathered into their current school. He said that while it seemed likely that rising 5th-graders will be grandfathered, it was hard to know where to draw the line after that. “That’s where I have a lot of thinking to do, and a lot of listening,” he said. A.L. Lotts parent Gina Esheleman wondered if middle and high school zoning was considered in regard to elementary school rezoning, so that children could attend high school with friends. The county isn’t considering rezoning any other schools right now, McIntyre said, but it does keep such issues in mind. “Can we promise you a perfect, logistical pathway for every kid? No. But we can promise you that we will try.” Jennifer Cline expressed
A.L. Lotts parent Gina Eshleman speaks during Knox County Schools’ final rezoning meeting. Photo by Wendy Smith
concern over the security of the new school given its proximity to a large shopping area and asked if there would be a fence around
the school. McIntyre said a fence is likely, and the new school would also have a secure vestibule, meaning that the only unlocked door would lead directly into the school office. Shannon Harrell wondered if McIntyre knew anything about other possible tenants at Northshore Town Center. He did not, he said. “Now that we are one of the neighbors, I hope and believe that we will be a part of any discussion of what happens with the development from here on out.” Now that McIntyre has conducted four public meetings, he will draft a recommendation for the school board’s December meeting. He told parents he would hold additional community meetings before the board’s final vote on rezoning.
Painter’s union spruces up Tarleton By Betty Bean When Mayor Tim Burchett noticed the peeling paint and weather-battered floors on the deck of two of the foster care administration buildings at the John Tarleton campus of the Helen Ross McNabb Center, he called the Painters’ Local 437 for help. Business agent Eric Surrett responded by recruiting a local contingent from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. The crew of painters gave up
two weekends to repaint the rails and strip and repair the deck. “That’s how I train my apprentices,” said Rodney R. Reeder, IUPAT apprentice and training coordinator. His program teaches drywall finishing, concrete application, sandblasting, and industrial coatings and decorative finishes, and his work crew has taken on many volunteer projects in the area, including extensive repainting of YoungWilliams Animal Center.
The former county-run orphanage, which Helen Ross McNabb took over in 2003, houses foster care, adoption, residential, psychiatric assessments, medication treatment and community-based counseling services for children. Burchett says the Tarleton campus is close to his heart. A work in progress: A member of the Painters’ union stains the deck at John Tarleton. Photo submitted
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host of Volunteers from the Phillip Fulmer era will toast their old coach this weekend. The theme will be congratulations on his forthcoming Hall of Fame enshrinement and thanks for all he did to make them better players and better men. The university will invite polite applause on Saturday. Coach will return to Shields-Watkins Field for a brief ceremony at an early stop in the Alabama game. If you are alert, you may even see Peyton Manning. The 1997 team will be there. For those who came in late, this Fulmer recognition is for 152 victories against 52 losses, a national championship and seven wins in a row over the dreaded Crimson Tide. Alabama remembers. Fulmer’s success ranks somewhere between outstanding and best-ever. His teams, against better opposition, fell 21 short of Robert R. Neyland’s career total victories. As you may have noticed, the stadium is named for the General. What Fulmer did is worth at least a bronze statue. Opinions remain divided about his 2008 exit. Some thought he stayed too long. Others are convinced Tennessee football would be much better than it is if he was still coach. Just the other day, a Shopper reader dusted off Ronald Reagan logic and
asked (via email) if we are better off than four years ago. He answered his own question this way: Eight wins used to be barely tolerated. Now, eight would be excellent. We’ll reserve that better-or-worse debate for later. I will say Mike Hamilton botched most of 2008 as it related to Fulmer. That spring, the athletic director gave the coach a new seven-year contract. In the summer he said, “I am very proud to have Phillip as our coach for many years to come. We are fortunate to have such a talented and proven coach leading our program.” Leading didn’t last long. That November, early in Homecoming week, Fulmer was fired. As we now know, changing coaches didn’t turn out real good. The initial miscalculation by the athletic director cost $6 million. Many more are still draining
away during this recovery period. Set aside the sad part. Now is a good time to remember the good times. It is meaningful that Phillip Fulmer is Tennessee through and through. He grew up in Winchester. As a recruit, he picked the Vols over the Tide. He thought he would be a linebacker but became an offensive guard for Doug Dickey. John Majors brought him back as an assistant coach and promoted him to offensive coordinator. He was a great recruiter. Dickey put Fulmer in charge during Majors’ 1992 illness and gave him the job after the controversial conclusion to Majors’ career. Fulmer highlights, in addition to the remarkable comeback against Arkansas and the national title victory over Florida State, were the 1992 romp in the rain over the Gators, the 1995 rout of Alabama (4114) that started with an 80-yard Manning to Joey Kent touchdown and the terrific 2001 triumph in the Swamp. I really liked the bowl victory over Ohio State, the 2004 win over Georgia in Athens and the unlikely rally at LSU in 2005. Thanks, Coach, for a hundred more good days than bad. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero. com
And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself. (John 12:32 NRSV) Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2: 9-11 NRSV)
was drowning in paper that afternoon: reports, checks, check registers, forms, write-ups, vouchers, notes to self. Normally, I don’t mind. I am one of the few people on the planet (according to the results of my limited surveys) who still balances her checkbook every month. There is something pleasing and quite satisfying about wrestling all those numbers to the ground, lassoing them, and making them stand up tall and straight, in neat lines and perfect agreement. But on that particular day, I was not handling it well: unable, it seemed, to corral the information I needed without wading through a lot of other – apparently extraneous – names and figures. I should add here that math is not my native tongue. When I was in high school, I told my math teacher that algebra made my stomach
hurt. As my daughter Eden often declares, “We are musicians. We count to four.” (This, as her hand describes in the air a conductor’s pattern for 4/4 time). “If it is written in six, we count it in two.” This time she directs the simple up and down pattern for 6/8. Where the thought came from, I can’t really say. But there it was, fully formed in my brain. Paperwork is the antithesis of grace. It was such a revelation to me that I walked down the hall to my supervisor’s office, stuck my head in, and informed him of that new insight. He just grinned at me, but I saw the tacit agreement in his eyes. Paperwork is all about keeping records, keeping score, keeping track. Grace is about love, acceptance, inclusion, forgiveness: no adding up good deeds (or sins, for that matter), no keep-
ing score, no C-minuses. And along with the thought came a mental picture: St. Peter sitting at his desk at the Pearly Gates, with a great book (alongside stacks and stacks and stacks of folders!), checking the records for everyone standing in line, like so many customers at the bank. Then Christ shows up, and steps over to Peter’s desk and starts vouching for people. “She’s one of mine. Yes, I recognize him. Yes, this little one – in fact, all these little ones are mine. Oh, and that fellow over there, the one with the threadbare coat? He’s mine. The woman talking to herself? Yes sir, she is definitely one of mine.” Finally, in frustration, St. Peter says, “Are you just accepting everybody today?” And Christ holds out his hand over the crowd – a hand that still bears a scar right in the middle of the palm – and says, “All of these are mine. I died for all of them.” T hen, with that same nail-scarred hand, he rakes all of St. Peter’s precious paperwork right off the desk and beckons to the rest of the line. “Come into my house, and welcome.”
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Men’s choir dons moustaches for the final song, “If You’ve Only Got a Moustache.” Pictured are (back) Nick Moreley, Allan Campbell; (middle row) Shelby Berkley, Rand Clapp, Christian Hoang, Blair Carter; (front) Paul Taufa, Andre Long, Stedman Love and Nathan Roberts.
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Karns fall choral concert By Theresa Edwards Karns High School presented its fall choral concert Oct. 11, directed by Caryn Marlowe with Casey Maxwell on the piano. The women’s choir, men’s choir and ensemble presented a variety of songs from serious to silly. Caryn Marlowe and the choir would like to thank everyone who came to the soup supper/talent show fundraiser. Enough was raised to allow the 12 students selected for All East Honor Choir to attend: (SATB choir) Seaver Clark, Caty Davis, Brooke Harrill, Shelby Berkley, Kendall Timko, Emily Crookham; (women’s choir) Hannah Gamble, Taylor Jensen, Hannah McGinnis, Maggie Seaver Clark plays guitar to “Gentle Annie.” Martel; (men’s choir) Parker Jenkins and Braxton Kiser.
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arents pass on eye color, hair color and mannerisms to their children, but the days of passing on the family business are mostly gone. So it’s a surprise when a child chooses a parent’s career – particularly when it’s a challenging one, like special education.
The big game-changer in special education is technology. – Matt Coe West Valley Middle School special educator Matt Coe hadn’t planned to become a teacher at all. But a summer job at Camp Wesley Woods turned into a full-time job as an environmental educator, and he found that teaching appealed to him. So he obtained a teaching license through UT’s Become a Special Educator in Tennessee (BASE-TN) program. At the time, participants received tuition credit for committing to become special educators in Tennessee schools. Once he made the decision to be a teacher, special education was a natural choice. His father, Fred Coe, worked for Tennessee’s Department of Mental Retardation Services (now called the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) for 35 years. His mother, Priscilla Coe, became a special educator herself after working with mentally disabled adults for several years. Because of his dad’s job, Matt was used to being around kids with disabilities. When Fred worked at summer camps for disabled kids, Matt and his brother went along, and the family occasionally provided transportation for Fred’s clients. “My whole life, I’ve been working with this population,” Matt says. Priscilla began her teaching career in 1990. She worked at Dogwood and Beaumont elementary schools until she retired in 2005 – the same year Matt began his teaching career at Sterchi Elementary. There have been many changes in special education since Priscilla’s early days in the classroom, but some philosophies and practices have been consistent. The students Priscilla taught were very different from the students Matt currently works with at West Valley, where he has taught for five years. Many of her students were medically fragile, she says, and his students are gener-
Priscilla Coe and her son, Matt, look at the technology he uses to teach special education students at West Valley Middle School. Priscilla is a retired special education teacher herself. Photo by Wendy Smith
ally higher-functioning. But Knox County’s special education program is individualized so that each child receives the attention he needs, no matter his ability level. “I had 10 kids, and they had 10 different programs. I was organized so I could do things in a group setting, but there were different goals for each kid,” she says. Each special education student has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) developed by the child’s parents, teachers, doctors and therapists – anyone who works with the child, says Matt. The IEP determines the accommodations and modifications the child needs in the classroom. Special education students spend as much time as possible in regular classrooms. The concept of inclusion was gaining momentum when Priscilla began her career in 1990. The primary goal of Knox County’s special education program is independence, and West Valley students work on life skills by going into the community twice a week to shop or visit a work site. Priscilla’s elementary-age students also took regular trips away from the school. Students could learn a
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skill in the classroom, like counting money, but be unable to use that skill in another environment. If they practiced in multiple environments, they were able to generalize such skills, she says. The big game-changer in special education is technology. New software, like the SOLO literacy suite, makes word predictions and allows students to listen to what they write. Such modifications allow students to further participate in mainstream classrooms and even take benchmark exams with their peers, says Matt. With apps that allow students to communicate using both symbols and words, iPads and iPods have also transformed special education. “There’s less frustration. Now they can tell me what they want and what’s bothering them,” Matt says.
But it takes money to fully implement technology. The SOLO software doesn’t work on all of the school’s computers, and there aren’t enough computers to go around. “It’s a great tool, but it’s completely useless if your computers don’t run smoothly,” Matt says. “The things we can do with technology these days are incredible. But it’s all about money.” Proceeds from coupon book sales will help, but West Valley teachers are trying to think of additional ways to raise funds to update the school’s computer labs. Being a special educator is a never-ending cycle of trying new things, and days are often filled with paperwork and meetings, Matt says. But the payoff comes in the form of good days, like a recent Special Olympics bowling event, and academic progress, like the enthusiasm he’s seeing as his students study “The Three Musketeers.” “Most of the time, I love what I do.”
Fun with football Like all teachers, Matt Coe has to get creative to engage his students. One of his most popular ideas is his football and reading program. Each student picks a major league football team at the beginning of the season, and the class keeps a chart of each team’s wins and losses. Each student’s behavior and reading scores can bolster their team’s performance. West Valley Middle School principals and other staff members can participate, as well. So far, there have been no arguments about who gets which team, and Matt has been able to hang onto his beloved Miami Dolphins. “Some students pick the same team every year, but others want to win, so they do their research,” he says. The competition ends before Christmas break, and the winner receives an award. The basketball and reading program tips off next spring.
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A-10 • OCTOBER 15, 2012 • SHOPPER-NEWS
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Another State Title for Schubert On the way back from Auburn last month, CAK golfer Sophia Schubert quickly shifted her focus back to finishing her junior season at CAK. “I want to win district, win region and bring home another state championship,” Schubert said. A month later, Schubert has accomplished each of those three goals. Schubert shot a 2-over 146 last week to claim her second state championship in three years. Now Schubert can celebrate a state championship and a college commitment. While visiting Auburn University in September, Schubert accepted a full athletic scholarship from Golf Coach Kim Evans. Schubert received more than 30 major collegiate offers including 7 of the top 10
golf programs in the nation. “It was impossible for me to make all those visits so I just focused on the top NCAA ranked golf programs and top academic programs,” Schubert said. After visiting Tennessee, Vandy, Alabama, Florida, Texas and Auburn last year, Schubert spent the summer playing in national golf tournaments and moving up the rankings. “When I moved up to 39th overall and 8th in my graduating class (2014), I knew it was time to make some decisions,” Schubert said. “There are a lot of great golf programs in the SEC and out west, but Coach Evans and Coach Shirley at Auburn have been traveling around the country to watch me for 18 months. Coach Evans has a great program and reminds
Apple Harvest Party All preschool age friends and their parents are invited to the Apple Harvest Party Friday, Oct. 26, at CAK’s PreK building. Attendees will enjoy making applesauce, apple printing, apple tasting, a bounce house, face painting and crafts. Please, no costumes. RSVP by Oct. 22 to email@example.com.
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Sophia Schubert with Girls Golf Coach Shane Wells after she won the 2012 state championship last week. me of Pat Summitt. She’s won 3 of the last 4 SEC Championships and has 8 SEC Championship rings. She’s been to NCAA Nationals 14 times.” Since taking the head coaching position at Auburn 18 years ago, Evans is a four-time SEC Golf Coach of the Year, NCAA Golf Coach of the Year and an inductee into the National Golf Coaches Hall of Fame. “She wants to win a National Championship, and she
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believes I can help make that happen,” Schubert said. “I love their practice facilities and course. It’s a lot like Fairways and Greens, where I’ve always practiced.” Schubert has been the top ranked Tennessee female junior golfer since August 2011. She won her first AJGA National Open in June. She has also earned four top 3 finishes and eight top 5 finishes in AJGA National Opens.
CAK stands out at Chattanooga meet Coach Tony Cosey led the CAK cross-country team to a great finish Sept. 15, at the Chattanooga Cross-Country Festival. The girls finished second place out of 19 teams, and the boys finished fourth out of 21 teams. Sarah Zimmer won the girls varsity race. Between both teams, they scored five medals overall, which means that CAK had five athletes in the top 20. Team members pictured here are: (L to R) Coach Tony Cosey, Sarah Zimmer, Lindsey Meadows, Annelise Carroll, Emily Teff t, Emily Berry, Ashlyn Page, Sarah Masters, Caleb Carr, Josh Bowden, Austin Ray, Blake Brashear, Nick Millis, Ben Holt, Clayton Dorman, John Grant Little. Photo submitted
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Several CAK families came together Sept. 29 to answer the charge of Mark 12:31, “And the second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” In step with CAK’s 35th Anniversary Renewal objective to renew relationships within the community, the missions team set out to show some love to more than 100 neighbors along Dutchtown Road. Families were offered a kind “hello” and were told “We are here for you as your neighbor and would be privileged to lift your family in prayer.” Many families prayed together that day on their front porches. But the Missions team didn’t show up empty handed. Our neighbors were presented with a Bible, a heartwarming bookmark created by CAK 2nd graders, a beautifully wrapped fall yellow mum donated by Saplings Nursery, and a flyer with helpful numbers at the school and Bible references to go to when in need. “Many families were reached, and there’s no doubt that our warm presence will have a lasting impact on those we met,” said Brad Riley, who is helping lead the missions effort for the Renewal this year. “It was great to hear many of the children express how much fun they had, which just goes to prove that there is joy in serving our Lord.” A lengthy list of gathered prayer requests was shared with the Renewal committee that will be prayed over diligently in the months to come. It is good to know the Lord is moving not only in our school, but in the hearts of our neighbors as well. There will be several opportunities for families to serve alongside the missions group this year. Info: www. cakwarriors.com/renewal.
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Gabby Kalosieh chose to bring herself for show and tell because her mom says she picks out good outfits.
Farragut Primary School 1st grade teacher Christy Bruchey asked her students to bring in show and tell items last week with the theme of “living or nonliving.” The objects brought for display were not the usual fare. Bruchey’s student Tony Spadafora brought his 2-year-old brother, Lucas. Tony said he was brought to the school by his older sister four years ago and couldn’t wait to do the same for his little brother. Photos by S. Barrett
Farragut Primary 1st grader Christian Baker brought his stuffed animal Olive the owl, a buddy his mom bought for him. The class thought this was a tough item to decide “living or nonliving” since it was an owl but it wasn’t alive.
Show and tell at Farragut Primary Farragut High School senior Bailey Thode and junior Ethan Young load bags of canned goods into Ethan’s vehicle for a delivery to the Love Kitchen. Photo by S. Barrett
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Gavin Barnes was the show and tell subject for his best friend Jake Merrick. Jake broke out in uncontrollable laughter when a classmate asked where he bought his item for show and tell. Jake said the two friends spend time together both in and out of the classroom and just met at the start of this school year.
Free flu shot Saturday The 18th annual Free Flu Shot Saturday will be held (while supplies last) 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27, at Austin-East Magnet High School, Farragut Intermediate School, Halls High School, West High School, South-Doyle Middle School and Carter High School. Flu shots will be available to anyone age 4 and older. Donations to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund will be accepted but are not required to receive the vaccine. The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three influenza viruses that
research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies that provide protection against influenza virus infection develop in the body. Info: 342-6870 or visit www.knoxnews.com/ charities.
Is your child ready for kindergarten? A free Kindergarten Readiness Festival will be held 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, for all rising kindergarten 2013-2014 students and their parents. Theresa Wishart, Knox County Reading Specialist, will speak to parents about important skills children should have as they start school. The Festival includes hands-on activities for children and
Daniel Okoye brought a “creepy hand” from a recent McDonald’s Happy Meal for show and tell. One classmate asked him a very specific question about the item: “Do you sometimes pretend that you have one normal hand and one creepy hand?” to which Daniel replied “Yes.”
parents alike. Reservations are required. This communitywide event is sponsored by AJCC Preschool, Knox County Schools and S.E. Knoxville Jewish Day School. Info or reservations: 963-8001 or www.kjds.org/Kindergarten.
Asteroid-naming contest for kids Josh Emery, assistant professor in earth and planetary sciences at the University of Tennessee, works on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission which is now hosting a contest that will allow kids under the age of 18 to name an asteroid. The international contest will help scientists find a new name for asteroid 1996 RQ36. To enter, kids should have their parents or teach-
ers fill out a form with the name suggestion and an explanation of why the name would be fitting. The deadline to enter is Sunday, Dec. 2. Emery and other scientists working on the OSIRIS-REx mission have built a robotic spacecraft to send to asteroid 1996 RQ36 to collect samples for analysis. The mission began in May 2011 and will continue until 2025. It takes 1996 RQ36 about 1.2 years to orbit the Sun and could hit Earth within the next two centuries. The goal of the mission, Emery said, is to learn what conditions were like early in the solar system’s development. However, they also want to help protect Earth from the potential impact of
Students and administrators at Farragut High School delivered about 10,000 cans of food to the Love Kitchen last week, all of which was collected by the students. Ten cars full of food formed a “Love Train” convoy with colorful banners streaming from the doors and windows. According to FHS junior Ethan Young, the students switched the direction of their efforts from last year’s charity, Second Harvest Food Bank, to the Love Kitchen for this year
so they could “get away from corporate sponsorship” and make the event more of a group effort by the students. In addition to the cans of food, the school’s Student Government Association raised $2,550 for the Love Kitchen. The students raised the money by hosting pancake breakfasts for the community and with the help of the cheerleaders during halftime at football games. For more information on the Love Kitchen, visit www.thelovekitchen.org.
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Farragut Middle School math teacher and fishing club sponsor Allen Underwood gets a kick out of his 8-year-old son Mark as he â€œfishesâ€? for minnows at C&C Outdoors. Underwood says there are about 40 members in the fishing club. They fish together four times during the school year and meet regularly to play Wii Fishing, compare fish stories and talk about lures.
Farragut Middle School 6th grader Taylor Wilson watches C&C Outdoors manager Holly Trydell scoop up some crickets for him to purchase. Taylor fishes mostly in Michigan when visiting family.
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Watson touts Community Design Center By Sandra Clark David Watson is proud of his 42-year career at the Community Design Center, and he wants everyone who also appreciates the organization to buy a ticket or two and come enjoy the long-awaited Founderâ€™s Celebration, set for Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The evening will recognize the men and women who founded the organization in 1970, and acknowledge its 887 community improvement projects. Thirteen of the 16 founders are alive, he said. From parks, sidewalks and community centers to facade improvements and historical preservation, it is hard to travel anywhere in East Tennessee without seeing this groupâ€™s positive effects, he said. Watson spoke last week to the Powell Business and Pro-
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