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Dr. Jim McIntyre says he’s as enthusiastic about the new school year as “any in my career.” Knox County Schools has made gains on test scores every year since McIntyre arrived as superintendent in 2008.
See Sandra Clark’s story on A-9
Volleyball training in Karns area Knoxville Volleyball Academy is preparing to open its new facility in Karns. Director David McGinnis and assistant Joe Fiore are designing programs suitable for highly competitive club players as well as recreational athletes. “We want to inspire young athletes between the ages of 7-18 to perform well on the volleyball court and to go on to become confident successful young adults,” said McGinnis.
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Faith from sorrow Dawn McGuire was pregnant with her third baby when her life changed forever. After having two healthy baby boys, Dawn and Kevin McGuire were overjoyed to find out she was expecting a girl. “I asked people to pray that Jena would come to know Jesus at a young age and that I would be able to share Jesus with the doctors and nurses.” McGuire would find both prayers answered in the following months.
See Ashley Baker’s story on A-4
Mabe to be guest on WDVX show Shopper-News features editor Jake Mabe will be the special guest on the WDVX “East Tennessee Quiver” at 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. He will be talking about local musicians he’s covered throughout his career as well as highlighting Elvis Presley’s lesser-known songs with show host Bradley Reeves. Listen at 89.9 FM, 102.9 FM or online at www. wdvx.com.
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McDonald’s manager retires it’s their first job. Most don’t know anything By Laura Cline about customer service. But they learn,” he Pritam Mahajan, McDonald’s store mansaid. ager at Cedar Bluff, retires this week after a Mahajan has a golden rule philosophy 24-year career with the fast food chain. with his teenaged employees: “I try to teach Mahajan and his wife, Anu, moved to them and treat them like I’d want my sons to Knoxville from India in 1989. Anu Mahajan be treated.” worked as a nurse at Parkwest Medical CenSeeing the progress and growth of his ter while he began his career in fast food. employees is one of Mahajan’s biggest incenStarting out as a crewmember, flipping tives. burgers and working the registers, Mahajan And the investment pays off. “When you had a solid career becoming store manager teach them well and respect them, they’ll in 2005. work hard for you.” During their careers, the Mahajans put Although excited about retirement, Matwo sons through college. The McDonald’s hajan’s feelings are certainly bittersweet: manager beams, saying, “They’re both suc“I have a very big attachment to this place. cessful. I’m very proud of them.” When I come to work, I feel like I’m coming Son Amit went to school in Denver and to my second home. These people are like my currently works for an IT company there, family.” while Nitin graduated from UT and now The Mahajans will move to Chesapeake, serves as manager of planning and analysis Pritam Mahajan is retiring as manager at the Cedar Va., to live closer to son Nitin. And Knox for Dollar Tree in the D.C. area. County will lose a good family. Not only did Mahajan’s career provide for Bluff McDonald’s. Gene Crabtree, who is known for his his family, but his commitment to developwork with “Character Counts,” said his son ing his employees has equipped them with people of all ages,” he says of McDonald’s diworked for Mahajan at McDonald’s 20 years the life skills necessary to better provide for versity. ago while in high school. themselves and their families. “We usually have about 9-10 students em“I suspect a lot of other high school kids have “I like that we employ high school kids and ployed at a time. For about 80 percent of them, ‘grown up’ while working there,” said Crabtree.
Beaver Creek grant-funded projects complete By Jake Mabe Projects along Beaver Creek funded by a $919,000 “clean water” grant secured in 2008 have been completed. Knox County watershed coordinator Roy Arthur, who is the grant’s project manager through the Beaver Creek Task Force, says the grant was awarded through the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s 319 grant program. “Every state gets an allotment every year and the state decides how to allot it,” Arthur says. “This grant was run through UT and the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center, who was the administrator. We focused on sediment reduction into Beaver Creek.” Partners included Knox County Stormwater, Hallsdale Powell Utility District, the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center and other UT departments and,
early on, TVA. Arthur said a watershed plan was created to focus on three areas – runoff from agriculture, stream bank erosion and sediment input from residential areas. “We did not address construction runoff. That is handled by Knox County Stormwater.” Arthur says a major component was community engagement/education. “These included, for students, the Adopt-A-Watershed program in six schools on or near Beaver Creek (Gibbs High, Halls High, Powell Middle, Powell High, Karns High and Hardin Valley Academy), and for adults, we held a variety of programs that focused on more specific areas rather than just general watershed education.” The agriculture runoff portion of the plan included fi xing pasture input problems on 23 farms along
Beaver Creek from Gibbs to Solway. “We also held farmers’ breakfasts for education purposes and the last one we held was attended by 120 people.” The stream bank erosion portion of the plan included the signature project of fixing major erosion along Beaver Creek in Mill Run subdivision in Halls as well as creating a 3,500-foot riparian zone. The residential portion of the plan was undertaken in cooperation with Knox County Stormwater’s Environmental Stewardship Program. Arthur says it included installing 23 rain gardens in residential areas designed to capture and infiltrate the first one inch of rain off of 1,000 square feet of a roof top. “Eroding ditches (3,000 feet) were also turned into grass-lined swells, and we fi xed 2,000 square
feet of bank erosion problems, including on school property.” The last two projects funded by the grant are the cistern system installed this summer at Halls High School’s greenhouse and the Harrell Road Stormwater Park, which is still under construction. At the latter, Arthur says 1,700 feet of 18inch pipe was installed to reroute stormwater from Painter Farms subdivision through a created wetland pond, rerouting 355,000 gallons of water in a one-inch rain. “Before, all of that was going straight into the creek. Now, it’s filtered into ponds. These projects are all designed to provide some flood mitigation. Because we don’t have a large swath of land anywhere along Beaver Creek, we have to create storage on a small scale wherever we can. The more we can put into storage, the more it’s going to help prevent flooding.”
Tennova project delayed, Pavlis sets public hearing By Sandra Clark Knoxville City Council has delayed rezoning land on Middlebrook Pike near West Hills subdivision where Tennova wants to build its flagship hospital. The project would result in the closure of the old St. Mary’s Hospital in North Knoxville. The vote is now set for Sept. 17. Knoxville Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis has set a council workshop for 5 p.m Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Main Assembly Room, City County Building. Rocky Swingle spoke on behalf of opponents: “This is a serious issue that deserves full discussion.” Wesley Neighbors Community Association voted 91-7 against
the hospital, Swingle said, even though Tennova has met numerous times with residents and has made several concessions to minimize the impact on residents. “We’ve got 200 yard signs up in West Hills and 300 names on our petition (against the project),” Swingle told the council. “Yes, it’s a $300 million investment by Tennova and several temporary (construction) jobs and increased taxes, but those taxes and temporary jobs are not free. “The biggest cost is the closure of St. Mary’s, followed by the diminution of the quality of life in West Knoxville.” He asked council to fund both a traffic and environmental impact study.
MPC Director Mark Donaldson said a “thorough traffic study, the most intensive study our rules permit,” will be required at Tennova’s expense. Attorney John King said his client, Tennova, did not want a postponement because “time is money.” Tennova has been “very communicative with multiple meetings,” King said, and had hoped for just a two-week delay (because the district’s council member, Duane Grieve, was out of town). City Council also postponed a vote on proposed apartments at Northshore Town Center until Sept. 3. Rezoning for Westwood on Kingston Pike (new home of Knox Heritage) was approved.
South College expands parking The grading underway at South College, visible from I-40, is for additional parking since Kimberly-Clark recently relocated there and the college has added a Phar-
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classrooms for education, nursing, physician assistant and pharmacy programs. The building originally was headquarters for Goody’s. – Nancy Whittaker
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Northshore Elementary School principal Susan Davis stepped to the podium and asked for quiet before the school’s ribbon-cutting last week. Everyone hushed quickly, kids and adults. An open house was held immediately following the ribbon-cutting. “This is a beautiful building,” said Davis, “but what’s most important is what happens in these classrooms.” – Sara Barrett
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Jack Melton uses a magnifying glass to look at some calcite during a Smart Toys and Books special activity, “Mining for Minerals.” Photos by Justin Acuff
Lily Shepherd pans for minerals.
Geologist Marshall Davenport demonstrates how some minerals can become “excited” by exposure to UV light.
Mine-blowing rocks Workshop encourages kids to look for ‘mysterious’ beauty By Sherri Gardner Howell Marshall Davenport, a geologist, and Kathy Alexander, an elementary school teacher, had children looking beyond the surface for hidden beauty at Smart Toys and Books on Aug 3. The two led a workshop in Mining for Minerals at the store. The goals were
Lisa Koob helps her daughter, Katie, identify minerals.
Laurel and Marianna Gansley enjoy the event.
to show the children how to look beyond what is first seen to discover some “mysterious beauty” inside rocks and gemstones. In addition to receiving an overview about the different kinds of rocks, participants got to “pan” for rocks hidden in sand and got to take home some of their treasures. For upcoming programs at Smart Toys and Books, visit www. smarttoysandbooks.com. Lauren Talbot, left, and Manhattan Shuler, right, watch as geologist Marshall Davenport uses an acid to test if a mineral is calcite.
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New volleyball academy in Karns By Nancy Anderson Knoxville Volleyball Academy is preparing to open its new facility in Karns early this fall. Director David McGinnis and assistant Joe Fiore are designing programs suitable for highly competitive club players as well as recreational athletes. “We want to inspire young athletes between the ages of 7-18 to perform well on the volleyball court and
to go on to become confident successful young adults,” said McGinnis. “And we’re really proud to be the new home of CBFO volleyball,” added Fiore. The academy will hold six courts, a locker room, concessions and training area. KVA is thinking big. Future plans include the addition of interior courts and several outdoor sand courts. Located at 2648 Byington-Solway Road, the mas-
sive interior space (formerly a potato chip factory) is still under renovation, but court tiles are in-house, concession equipment has been ordered, and the first middle school game is slated for Aug. 20. Middle school aged kids enjoy competitive volleyball, and it’s fun. And soon they will have a place to train and play. What more could the community ask?
At left, David McGinnis and Joe Fieore Photo by Nancy Anderson
Sebastian Costales holds up his Lego creation to show to his mother.
With a sea of Legos behind them, Blaine Whitehead and Mason Swor show off their in-progress Lego creations at the workshop at Farragut library. Photos by Justin Acuff
Will Crownover watches as educators from Beyond a Brick go over the different styles of Lego bricks.
Field of blocks: Lego Workshop draws crowd to ‘buildathon’ The Lego industry has bridged the gender gap in recent years, and the popularity of the bumpy blocks just continues to grow.
Sherri Gardner Howell FARRAGUT FACES The Tennessee Valley Fair offered a Lego workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road, that
Ainsley Doyle didn’t want to take apart her masterpiece but manages to find a smile to show off what she could build in 15 minutes.
packed the house. The free event was geared to children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Participants were introduced to the art of competitive Lego building and enjoyed plenty of “hands on” building opportunities. Local educators from Beyond a Brick (www.beyondabrick.com) were the hosts. Beyond a Brick is promoting the fair’s Lego Extravaganza set for Sept. 7. Individuals and teams of all ages are welcome to enter for a chance to win prizes. Visit tnvalleyfair.org for more info.
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Haslam is decider on parkway extension City Council member Duane Grieve, along with his wife, Marsha, attended their youngest daughter’s wedding Aug. 4 at Dogwood Canyon in Missouri. Carlyn Grieve, 24, married John Robinson and they will reside in Austin, Texas, where Carlyn works at Scripps. Grieve, who is unopposed in his current council reelection campaign, gave away the bride.
City Council member Marshall Stair spent a week hiking and camping in the Cascade Mountains of the state of Washington with his younger brother, Morgan. Stair is an active hiker and canoeist. ■ Starke: Mayor Rogero told City Council in an Aug. 7 email that Angela Starke, director of communications, would be leaving at the end of the year to join her husband, Drew, who is moving to Orlando to work for Nissan North America. This is the second high-level departure for Rogero in less than two years. Deputy Mayor Eddie Mannis left in June. Already there is speculation that Jesse Mayshark (who makes $40,000 less than Starke) may be promoted as much of the heavy lifting in that office is done by Mayshark. However, Starke is the only AfricanAmerican in the Rogero administration running an actual department (a small but significant one). Community Relations Director Tank Strickland, also African-American, is a one-man operation (but a very effective one who has worked for four mayors) who once served as chair of county commission. Strickland could become the only high level AfricanAmerican in city government, answering directly to the mayor. (Sam Anderson, who ran the Parks and Recreation department for many years, held that position under this writer, and Mayor Haslam promoted him to senior director. He retired before Haslam left the mayor’s office.) Additionally, this is the department which promotes the mayor’s agenda to the media and the public. For an administra-
tion which on occasion is viewed as quite sensitive to criticism, the new director will have his/her hands full, especially if the mayor seeks a tax increase in 2014 to fund the pension costs. Mayshark is bright and knows where many of the bodies in city government are buried and could easily handle the position. But he may not meet the diversity requirements which the mayor might want as she prepares for her 2015 re-election campaign. ■ TDOT: The failure of the state Department of Transportation to announce a decision on the extension of the James White Parkway into south Knox County has allowed the Commissioner of Transportation, John Schroer, time to try to convince some local officials to support the extension despite heavy opposition at a public hearing months ago led by Mayor Rogero, Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis and county Mayor Tim Burchett. A decision is already behind schedule due to Schroer’s efforts to change public opinion. Schroer strongly favors the plan but would be hard pressed to approve it against overwhelming local opposition. It is doubtful that Haslam would permit this to go forward with both mayors and most local officials opposed. It is also inconceivable that Schroer would make any decision on this in Haslam’s home county without the governor’s approval. The bottom line is that this battle is not over. Mayor Rogero had lunch with Haslam last Wednesday in Knoxville and Jesse Mayshark says she repeated the city’s opposition to the governor at that time. Gov. Haslam is the featured speaker Sept. 20 at the annual fundraising event for Legacy Parks Foundation, which strongly opposes the extension. Opponents should get ready to take the matter to court if the TDOT commissioner approves the build option as well as work on Knox lawmakers to deny funding for the project. The cost of this project is huge and it will be damaging to the new urban park system in south Knoxville. Mayor Rogero and Vice Mayor Pavlis have consistently opposed this wasteful project and merit commendation for their stand to promote recreation in south Knoxville along with environmental quality.
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The battle over James White Parkway Burchett ‘flip-flop’ riles city officials
Over in south Knoxville, public officials may come to blows in a confrontation reminiscent of the time in 2002 when then-state Rep. H.E. Bittle threw off his coat and offered to whip TDOT Commission Bruce Saltsman over the Orange Route. That project, SR475, was designed to funnel traffic off I-40/75 through Hardin Valley and into Anderson County. It never happened, despite support from the Knoxville Chamber and others who think roads mean progress. The James White Parkway extension is a similar issue. It’s a massive undertaking, a gleam in the eyes of engineers and road builders for decades, and once intended as a way to revitalize the south side of town. The bypass from Moody Avenue to John Sevier Highway would mostly be within the city limits. It’s shorter and therefore less costly than SR475, but has some similarities. State officials cite the need to take traffic
Betty Bean off the main artery (in this case, Chapman Highway). Supporters believe it’ll be safer and better for business. Opponents disagree. Everybody’s mad. Until a few days ago, the mayors of Knoxville and Knox County were united in opposing it. Then Tim Burchett got ambushed on a Friday afternoon by a TV reporter and said he’d changed his mind about the parkway extension – if it wouldn’t hurt the homeowners in its path, although he doubted that it was going to happen at all, given that no money’s been appropriated. City leaders felt blindsided. Sources say Burchett paid Mayor Madeline Rogero a Monday morning visit to do some explaining. Appearing to have taken both sides on
the issue, Burchett was unavailable for the balance of the week to explain why. Rogero and Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis are clearly in opposition. Bill Haslam, while mayor here, never took a public stand. But the JWP extension is a huge expenditure for no good reason. A city source calls it “a slap in the face” to those who for more than a decade have been working on the Urban Wilderness, a chain of public properties that includes 10 parks, 40-plus miles of trails, four Civil War sites, water features and scenic views, some of which are directly in the path of the JWP extension. City government has collaborated with the Legacy Parks Foundation and citizen donors and volunteers like the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, whose members have created and maintained miles of trails. They point to the Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship as a harbinger of things to come, if the Urban Wilderness plan proceeds unmolested by a massive road-building
project. The 30-hour race requiring compasses, maps, canoes, mountain bikes, running and rappelling will draw 200 participants and their families to Knoxville from all over the county in October. The Checkpoint Tracker website dishes out the kind of praise most cities would kill for: “The unprecedented land access rights granted to facilitate this event guarantees that even those familiar with the region will be delighted and surprised. We welcome all adventure racers, from novice to battered, to join us in beautiful Knoxville, Tenn., on Oct. 10, 11 and 12 for a weekend of championship racing followed by a righteous After Party and Awards Ceremony at Market Square in downtown Knoxville.” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer seems determined to sign off on the project, although the exact route and timetable remain a mystery. And, as with SR475, approval doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.
Sunny Saturday Folks F Fo olk lkss who lk wh ho grew grew up up here here he (and all who love Knox Knoxville) x vi vill llle)) will enjoy a weekend trek to Market Square. There’s always something going on, and you’re guaranteed to see someone you know.
The Farmers Market is spectacular – in full bloom. It covers the mall and extends along Market Street in front of Home Federal. Alongside the bright tomatoes and vibrant string beans, a nice couple sold worm droppings. In fact, Vern and Caye of Etowah have made their living off worms for a couple of years now, Caye said. And what’s lower than a worm? Why “worm castings,” an indoor/outdoor organic fertilizer, according to the WormWorks website. We moved on. Lunch at Café 4 was terrific, but we could have eaten on the sidewalk from one of a half dozen food trucks. Then it was off to Union Ave Books where Dr. John Hodges was signing his new book. The store was packed with customers who quickly exhausted the supply of “Delta Fragments: The Recollections of a Sharecrop-
p er’ r’s Son. S on.”” per’s Son.” Little Isabella “Izzie” Wilson sat enthralled. She wants to be a writer and has a great start. Asked how old she is, the kid said, “Seven.” She’s really only six. “Go into reporting,” I advised. Her mom said Izzie has always loved to read. “She’s reading on fifth grade level and starting into first grade (at Thackston School).” “I really like my (book) cover,” said Hodges, a retired professor of religious studies at UT, winding up to read from his book. “This cover represents who I am. The sharecroppers’ home shows flat ground and an outhouse. That’s where I came from.” The second picture shows Hodges engaging students – a man who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, studied abroad, and challenged students for many years. The pictures illustrate the contradictions in his life. Growing up in the Mississippi Delta was tough, with uncles who gambled and a mama who gave whippings “at least once a week.” His stepfather drank on weekends and had a terrible temper. “But he gave me a most wonderful gift,” said Hodges. He offered to work twice as much to enable his son to attend school. “At age 7, we were expected to go to the (cotton) fields. But my stepfather told the boss, ‘I want my son
Vern Redmile and Caye Stafford make a living selling worm poo. Find WormWorks at www.wormworkstn.com or by calling 423-263-0621. Photos by S. Clark
Izzie Wilson, 7 or 6, is a writer.
Dr. John O. Hodges talks about his book’s cover. to go to school.’ “I started going to school and thought I would never stop.” Hey, a choice between school and the cotton field is a no-brainer every time. I drifted by the Rally for Trayvon Martin in Krutch Park. It may be cultural, but liberals are awful at organizing anything (except the
Barack Obama campaign, but that’s another story). The rally still hadn’t started 40 minutes after the announced time, and I drifted toward the car. At the edge of the crowd stood two of Knoxville’s finest, there to protect against an outbreak of violence, I suppose. They wore shorts and rode bicycles.
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Lee’s old warhorse Gen. James Longstreet. (18211904). Graduation from West Point and service in the “old” army during the Mexican War prepared Longstreet for his active role during the entire Civil War (1861-1865). Photo
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n Nov. 29, 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet experienced his worst day of the Civil War in Knoxville while Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside probably experienced his best. During the Fredericksburg campaign in November and December 1862, Burnside ordered 11 ill-conceived attacks on Marye’s Heights, where Longstreet’s Corps worked the defenses. Burnside had 12,653 casualties while the Southern casualties were only 5,309. But a year later in Knoxville the results would be vastly different. James Longstreet was born the fifth child of James and Mary Ann Dent Longstreet, on Jan. 8, 1821, in the Edgefield District of South Carolina, where his mother had traveled to her mother-in-law’s home for his birth. Both of his parents, owners of a cotton plantation near Gainesville in the Piedmont section of northeastern Georgia, were descendants of families dating to the colonial period – James born in New Jersey, Mary Ann in Maryland. It had required hard physical labor and resilience for his father to carve a plantation out of the wilderness, but it provided a place for young James to develop the physique, self-confidence and work ethic that would characterize him throughout his life. Dreams of glory filled his head as he read of Julius Caesar, Napoleon and George Washington. To a practical father with a profitable farming operation but a large family, such youthful longings could be fulfilled only with the admission of his son to the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 1830, with that long-term goal in mind, “Pete” (as he was called at home) traveled with his father to Augusta, site of the state’s finest preparatory school. There he would live with Uncle Augustus B. Longstreet and his wife, so that he could enter Richmond County Academy. A graduate of Yale University and a practicing attorney, Uncle Augustus was enormously talented, a gifted conversationalist and a licensed lay speaker in the Methodist Church. James would spend the next eight years embraced as a member of the family. The formal education he received at the Richmond County Academy was enhanced by the informal one he received in the stimulating home of his aunt and uncle. He had been at Augusta only three years when his father died of cholera during a visit to Augusta. His mother decided to live permanently in Morgan County in northern Alabama. Increasingly, his uncle’s plantation became his home and Uncle Augustus and Aunt Frances received his affections. He barely mentioned
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his mother in his memoirs. James Longstreet entered West Point in 1838. Academics challenged him from the outset, but he excelled with horses, sword exercise and “football.” He admitted to being the leader in “larks and games,” and his demerits reflected such common cadet sins as visiting after taps, absence from roll call, dirty room, long hair and disturbance during study hours. When he graduated in 1842, he ranked number 54 in a class of 62. However unfortunate it was that he failed to make the most of his academic opportunities, one can ask whether he redeemed himself at the Brotherton house on Sept. 2, 1863, when his troops met those of classmate Gen. William Rosecrans, who was fifth in his class, and turned the tide in the Battle of Chickamauga. At graduation Longstreet was brevetted a second lieutenant and served tours in Missouri, Louisiana and Florida. He participated in the Mexican War (1846-1848) under Gen. Zachary Taylor during the Battle of Monterey and then joined the forces of Gen. Winfield Scott for the expedition to Mexico City. Leading his troops at Chapultepec, he was wounded when hit by a musket ball in his thigh. He staggered and fell but handed the colors to Lt. George E. Pickett (who later became famous
courtesy of the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Va.
James Longstreet (1821-1904) at Gettysburg). Lt. Pickett carried the colors over the wall. The Mexican War served as a training ground for the Civil War. Longstreet’s physical stamina, skill under fluid conditions on the battlefield and bravery under fire offered unique lessons in his trade – that of a soldier. During the war Longstreet had carried a daguerreotype of Louise Garland, the daughter of Lt. Col. John Garland. After the war, in March 1848, they were married at her relatives’ home in Lynchburg, Va. He reported to duty at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., where their first of 10 children was born. He was
transferred to San Antonio, Texas, where the army’s main role was to protect settlements and wagons of immigrants moving into the state. In 1854 he was assigned to Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas, 600 miles from San Antonio, where the garrison was responsible for protecting ranchers, farmers and townfolks from marauding Indians. On one expedition, Longstreet’s column traveled for 16 days toward the Guadeloupe Mountains in ice storms with extremely frigid temperatures as they pursued the Mescalero Apaches. Longstreet soon assumed the command at Fort Bliss and held that post until the spring of 1858. Concerned with the education of their two children, Longstreet wrote the adjutant general’s office in Washington to request recruiting duty back East, citing his 16 years of service on the frontier. Instead, leaving the two children in a boys’ preparatory school in Yonkers, N.Y., Longstreet reported for duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he served as paymaster for a year and was then transferred to his father-in-law’s department in
Albuquerque, N.M., where he arrived in 1859. South Carolina seceded in December 1860, following the election of Abraham Lincoln. They were soon followed by six other states. Longstreet had a very difficult decision to make. He did not embrace secession but he remembered his Uncle Gus and his passion for state’s rights and decided his allegiance belonged to the South. On April 12-14, 1861, the firing on and surrender of Fort Sumter signaled the beginning of the Civil War. Knowing that he was the senior officer in the Army appointed by the state of Alabama to West Point and because his mother still lived there, he wrote his friend, Alabama U.S. Rep. Curry, and Gov. Andrew Moore and offered his services. He was made a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate Army and reported for duty in Richmond on June 21, 1861. In a meeting with Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Longstreet learned he was appointed a brigadier general. Within days he was ordered to report to General P.G.T. Beauregard at Manassas Junction. Longstreet was assigned the command of three Virginia regiments and set about training them. Three times each day he coached his troops in the intricacies of regimental and brigade maneuvers. By the Battle of First Manassas (July 21, 1861) he and his regiments were sufficiently trained to acquit themselves well as they defended Blackburn’s Ford in a prelude to the battle. Thus began his service in the Civil War, service that would earn him the title “My Old War Horse” bestowed by General of the Armies, Robert E. Lee. Author’s Note. Next month’s article will continue Longstreet’s story including his “Worst Day of the War” in Knoxville in November 1863.
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How fast is fast enough? We donâ€™t know, at this play selection and snap the point, how fast is Tennessee football. Move it, move it! fast. The threat of a quick start limits defensive substitutions and adds risk to simple adjustments. It allows the team with the football Marvin to dictate pace. This is our West game, this is how we do it. Ready or not, here we come. Months of extra effort invested in strength and Based on what Butch conditioning will supposJones did at previous stops, edly give the orange (aswe think he will want his suming no major changes in Volunteers to really hurry uniforms) team an edge on on offense. No huddle. No opponents who do not take standing around. Quick it seriously. If the Vols play fast glance at the defensive alignment, check the card enough, defenders will tricks on the sideline for eventually feel the pain.
They might even get tired and make a mistake. Fatigue is a terrible affliction. Tennessee will not get tired. That has already been decided. Tennessee might cash in. Weâ€™ll see. So, how fast is Tennessee fast? Former Volunteer allAmerican Bob Johnson, hall of fame center, distinguished NFL alum, prominent Cincinnati businessman, has considerable insight into Tennessee possibilities. He has seen several years of previews. â€œMy impression of Butch Jones is that his aggressive offense and defense match
The voice of reason When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up and ordered the men to be put outside for a short time. Then he said to them, â€œFellow Israelites, consider carefully what you propose to do to these menâ€Ś. I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone; because if this plan or this undertaking is of human origin, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them â€“ in that case you may even be found fighting against God!â€? (Acts 5: 33-35, 38-39 NRSV)
Gamaliel is a Hebrew name which means â€œreward of Godâ€? or â€œGod is my reward.â€? Gamaliel shows up only twice in the New Testament: here, where he stands up for Peter and the other apostles, using his power of reasoning, and invoking the law of unintended consequences to calm the murderous mob. Later in Acts 22: 3, he is referred to again, when Paul names him as his early teacher, saying he was
that counted: parents who loved him and taught him â€œbrought up in this city at the difference between right the feet of Gamaliel.â€? and wrong, enough work to That is not a bad track re- teach him the value of accord: Gamaliel saved Peterâ€™s complishment, friends who life, and is credited with respected and encouraged teaching Paul all that he him, and one woman who knew of the Torah. loved him thoroughly and We need men like Gama- steadfastly (and still does to liel. this day). He reminds me a little of He was a quiet-spoken, my father. easygoing and reasonable Daddy grew up poor, personality, but it was said like most every child did on by those who worked with farms in rural Knox County him in business or comin the 1920s and 30s. He munity projects that when was rich in all the things Ernest Whited rocked back
his personality,â€? said Johnson. â€œI really like him. All the serious Bearcat fans really liked him. â€œFrom what I remember, the Bearcats ran a very high percentage of no-huddle â€“ mostly shotgun â€“ most plays started with play-action fakes â€“ he really wants to spread the field â€“ create chances for one on one for ball carriers. â€œI think the pace was a big portion of University of Cincinnatiâ€™s success. I think they out-conditioned some of their opponents.â€? Johnson recognizes pluses and minuses but, overall, he likes no-huddle offenses,
on his heels you could be assured that his mind was made up and that was that. At that point, it would be easier to move the Rock of Gibraltar than to change his convictions about the question at hand. Gamaliel was such a man. Gamaliel knew what was right. He recognized wrong about to happen. He also recognized foolishness when he saw it. And he was willing to stand up and be counted. That takes courage. He was able to say to an angry mob, â€œThink about what you are doing. Be reasonable, friends. What if you are wrong in your estimation of these men? Sure, they may be wrong. But what if they are not? What if they really are sent from God to tell you what you need to know? What if their words are the most important words you will ever hear? What then?â€? Gamaliel was well and truly named. He was a â€œreward of God,â€? a hero given to the children of Israel at a crucial moment.
react instinctively. Defenses can be driven into assignment errors.â€? Hereâ€™s the punch line: â€œI think we Vol fans will be very happy with Butch in the next few years.â€? I think Bob is correct. Butch got off to a fast start. Tennessee fans were quick to forget about Jon Gruden and other pipe dreams. For most of us, recruiting hustle reduced the restoration job from awful to just difficult. The show is underway and still picking up speed. Sometime soon weâ€™ll find out how fast is Tennessee fast â€“ and whether it makes a difference and does it produce immediate results. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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going all the way back to when Sam Wyche coached the Cincinnati Bengals. Yes, Sam is olâ€™ Vol Bubba Wycheâ€™s big brother. Itâ€™s all in the family. â€œSam, who is a great friend of mine, was a real proponent of no-huddle. He would say that the disadvantage was that offenses had to be simplified. â€œEven with the large sideline signs that Butch Jones uses, formations and even play design are limited. Even with limitations, hurry-up puts pressure on the defense. There are chances for errors by the defense if they try to make changes between no-huddle plays. â€œIn addition, itâ€™s entertaining. Things happen quickly. Athletes have to
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Family faith grows through sorrow By Ashley Baker Dawn McGuire was pregnant with her third baby when her life changed forever. After having two healthy baby boys, Dawn and Kevin McGuire were overjoyed to ďŹ nd out she was expecting a girl. Dawn recalled her most frequent prayer request during this time: â€œMost people would probably ask for a healthy baby and a smooth delivery,â€? she said. â€œI asked people to pray that Jena would come to know Jesus at a young age and that I would be able to share Jesus with the doctors and nurses.â€? McGuire would ďŹ nd both prayers answered in the following months. The nursery came together in the weeks prior to the birth. â€œI loved it!â€? Dawn said â€œI spent hours picking out which color of pink to use in her nursery.â€? Kevin said the room was like â€œa little piece of heaven.â€? What the McGuires didnâ€™t know was that their baby girl would never get to sleep in her beautiful nursery. On Sept. 19, 2001, Dawn McGuire gave birth to her daughter, Jena Grace, who was born with a rare congenital heart defect. Baby Jena had her ďŹ rst major heart surgery at ďŹ ve weeks, followed by two other major surgeries. â€œAs a young mom, you
Jena Grace lived only five months but still managed to fill her family with joy.
The McGuire family: (front) Charlie, 8; Keegan, 16; (back) Hope, 8; Jack, 15, and Owen, 10 Photos submitted
donâ€™t get a lot of time to be with Jesus,â€? Dawn said. â€œHere in the hospital, I had eight hours a day to pray. Pastors and friends came and prayed with me. It was a horrible time, but a very rich time, too.â€? As a few months passed, the family found it was living on an emotional rollercoaster. Instead of falling
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into despair, Dawn began to keep a journal of Godâ€™s faithfulness even in the midst of great trial. Dawn documented both her positive and negative experiences, labeling them â€œJoyâ€? and â€œPain.â€? Under â€œpain,â€? for example, she would write notes about missing her two sons at home and about how horrible it was to see
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