NORTH / EAST VOL. 2 NO. 21
May 26, 2014
‘My church, my family’
IN THIS ISSUE Community honors graduates A celebration of graduates from Knox and surrounding counties became the first annual Citywide Multicultural Baccalaureate Service, held May 4 at Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. More than 136 graduates representing 24 schools and colleges were recognized for their academic achievements.
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Politics and more Shopper publisher Sandra Clark weighs in on city pensions and this newspaper’s position on them; Betty Bean talks about all the Republicans at Daryl Fansler’s fundraiser – so many she forgot to photograph Fansler; and Victor Ashe ponders whether Troy Whiteside will ever come to trial.
J.C. Hamilton stands in the sanctuary of Hopewell United Methodist Church following homecoming services marking the church’s 188th anniversary. Photos by S. Clark
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Rogero channels Sonny and Cher “I Got You Babe” is what Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero wants you to know. Accompanied by Kevin Taylor, Rogero amazed the crowd with the Sonny and Cher song in the Karaoke Review at Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Bob Booker spins records for the Karaoke Review for Seniors, scheduled on the first Thursday each month from 2-4:30 p.m. at Beck.
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Hopewell Church in 2014. The current building was built in 1910.
By Sandra Clark You can feel the history as family and friends join members to celebrate the 188th anniversary of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Skaggston. And if you
Marvin West says the football Vols will be 8-4 or maybe 4-8. But for certain the players will work hard and grow stronger.
By Sandra Clark Reaction has been positive to the just-completed bike route from downtown to the Knoxville Zoo. In fact, some residents are pushing for additional signage and connections to the trail, according to Jon Livengood, the city’s alternative transportation coordinator. The route is 3.5 miles each way and proceeds from Gay Street through the Old City, and then
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says the land near the intersection the site, it was a good place for travof Millertown Pike and Rutledge elers to camp and spend the night. Pike was a campground long be“Then it became a site for refore the church was built. ligious camp meetings. … In the “Since it was on a stagecoach To page 3 road and since there was a spring on
over to 5th Avenue where it passes through the Parkridge neighborhood. There are 40 signs posted on poles designating the route, which provides easy access to Caswell Park as well as a comfortable alternative to cycling on Magnolia Avenue. “Riders will still have access to the shops since the route is only one block off of Magnolia,” said Livengood. He said Parkridge res-
idents have contacted him about getting additional bike markings and infrastructure to increase their neighborhood’s walkability and bike-ability. Jim Hagerman, the city’s director of engineering, said the new route makes it much easier for bicyclists and really opens up the east end of the city. “This is our fourth major route,” he said. “We now have spokes out
from downtown in all directions – north, south, west and now east. This marks the completion of this first phase to place signs to mark the best routes in each direction. It’s another piece in our efforts to make Knoxville more bike-friendly and to give people who want to use alternative transportation some real options.” The full map is available at www.knoxtrans.org/.
Career Magnet Academy meeting enrollment goals
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can’t feel it, well, there are the pictures in the vestibule – pastors dating back to 1828 and the first building, complete with separate doors for men and women. Church historian J.C. Hamilton
East Knox bike route draws praise
Brothers open K Brew on Broadway Brothers Pierce and Michael LaMacchia decided to make their dream a reality when they opened K Brew seven months ago. Their goal was to have a place for people to get an amazing cup of coffee, meet, talk and hang out – a local place to meet interesting people. Located at 1328 N. Broadway at the corner of Glenwood, K Brew features a different coffee roaster each month. According to the LaMacchia brothers, this is the model for only 24 cafes in the country.
Hopewell Church in 1851, built when the church bought three acres for $25; an adjoining acre was bought in 1802 for $4. This painting hangs in the church’s library.
By Betty Bean Knox County’s new Career Magnet Academy, on track to open in August in the former Panasonic building on Pellissippi State’s Strawberry Plains campus, also appears to be on track to meet enrollment expectaMike McMillan tions. It has also won over at least one important skeptic. The $3.785 million academy is in school board member Mike McMillan’s 8th District, not far from Carter High School, which has a thriving vocational department of its own. McMillan had some initial reservations about the new school, primarily about how it would affect Carter, but says he’s gotten in-
formation that has persuaded him to put his misgivings aside. “It’s still a little too early to tell, but if it does what they are promoting it as doing, it should be a very positive thing for our students. It gives them more choices. “I had some concerns initially, about how the school would affect the traditional vocational classes, but now I’ve come to believe that it won’t hurt them because this school is trying to attract a highercaliber student.” The Career Magnet Academy will have 13 classrooms, two science labs, a media center, a wellness center, teacher workrooms and a cafeteria. It will be housed on the ground floor of the former Panasonic building. The upper floors are utilized by some 300 college students. CMA students will choose one
of four “learning pathways” – advanced manufacturing, sustainable living, homeland security (pre-law enforcement) or teacher preparation – but still must meet Common Core academic requirements. They won’t be expected to choose a career path until sophomore year, and dual credit courses will be available for juniors and seniors to earn college credit while still in high school. CMA principal John Derek Faulconer has visited every middle school in the county to talk up the Career Magnet Academy, and McMillan said he has been “pleasantly surprised” with the success of those recruiting efforts. “So far, they’ve got 110 students enrolled, which means they’ve still got about 15 slots open. They didn’t have to hold a lottery,” McMillan said, noting that Faulcon-
er’s efforts to attract students to the school on the eastern fringe of the county were particularly successful at Holston and SouthDoyle middle schools but diminished in West Knox County. “They say they are rebranding vocational education. It’s not going to be the vocational education that your mom and dad experienced. And the thing about this school is kids will only be six hours short of having an associate’s degree when they graduate, so theoretically, if you are a go-getter, when you graduate, you can go to work for somebody, take three hours in the fall and three hours in the spring and have your associate’s degree.” McMillan said. “And here’s the thing: It’s really going to benefit the 8th District more than any other district.”
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At 18, local student gives back, while looking forward As a volunteer in the Fort Sanders Regional MRI department at Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Joey Bolden of Seymour, 18, has a unique story to share with patients. “I am a cancer survivor. When I was 18 months old, I was diagnosed with infantile ﬁbrosarcoma,” Joey said. As a toddler in April 1997, Joey bumped his right foot on a chair. But his mother, Sandy Caldwell, thought the bruise didn’t look right. It became a large lump shaped like a mushroom, puffy on the top of his foot. Caldwell took her son to six different doctors before he was diagnosed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center with infantile ﬁbrosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects the connective tissues, most often in the arms or legs. Joey’s cancer was so rare that it took three different pathology groups to verify it, and surgery was done in Nashville to remove the tumor and reconstruct his foot. Afterward, he was in a cast for months and received follow-up care at Children’s Hospital of East Tennessee, with regular MRIs at Thompson Cancer Survival Center. By the time he was 13, Joey had undergone 20 of the tests. He was declared cancer free in 2008. So you might say Joey is something of an old pro at the MRI,
Bolden rests after a second surgery at Vanderbilt.
At 18 months, Joey Bolden returns home after the first of many surgeries for infantile fibrosarcoma.
which provides detailed images of the body, but involves lying in a tunnel-like machine. It tends to make claustrophobic patients nervous.
The soon to be graduate, Bolden will “They usually put head to Maryville College in the fall. a cloth over your eyes so you don’t see stuff that close,” said Joey. “And some- tion that calms you down.” Joey and Caldwell said their times they can give you medica-
many experiences, even the MRIs, at Thompson and Fort Sanders were positive. “It’s always been wonderful, their ability to help and put the best care forward for you, they take really good care of you,” said Joey. “They were always very compassionate and caring, it seemed like they treated the whole family,” said Caldwell. “Joey was the patient, but they thought of the whole family during all his MRIs.” Today, Joey’s foot is back to normal except for some numbness on top. He graduates from high school May 27 and will head to Maryville College in the fall, where he hopes to go into oncology medicine. He has been volunteering about two months at Thompson, in the same MRI room where he visited as a child. “I take patients’ paperwork and make sure they’ve signed everything. I get them ready for the MRI and show them where to sit and wait,” said Joey. “I love to volunteer at Thompson Cancer Survival Center and give back some of the care and compassion to current patients that I received when I was a patient there myself as a child. I can relate to them, I’ve been through it,” he said. “I really like helping people, especially people who are afraid of MRIs. I tell them that if I can do it, you can, too!”
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Brittani Whiteside (center) with her grandmother, Sandra Johnson, and the Rev. Richard Brown
The Hall family: Janice, Janyel and Elbert
Grads celebrate baccalaureate A celebration of graduates from Knox and surrounding counties became the first annual Citywide Multicultural Baccalaureate Service, held May 4 at Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. More than 136 graduates representing 24 schools and colleges were recognized for their academic achievements.
The procession of graduates was led by city and county mayors Madeline Rogero and Tim Burchett; Superintendent Dr. James McIntyre, Dr. Anthony Wise of Pellissippi State Community College and robed clergy Pastor James Davis, Eternal Life Harvest Center; the Rev. Richard Brown Jr., pastor of Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church; and the Rev. Michael McNair, pastor of First A.M.E. Zion Church. Grammy-nominated hip-hop gospel artist Canton Jones was the keynote speaker. He opened with a remixed rendition of the song, “My God Is an Awe-
some God,” accompanied by Love United Choir from the University of Tennessee. Jones encouraged the graduates to be proactive and not wait until there seems to be a problem before seeking help. “Be bold enough to talk to God in advance for what you are hoping for,” said Jones. “Don’t quit and don’t settle, dream bigger than big.” Jones emphasized how important it is to “do something” in saying, “GPS is quiet, until you move.” Jones closed with an energetic, rock-star performance of his gospel hiphop song “5 Seconds” that brought most of the audience members, including Dr. McIntyre, to their feet in song and dance. Actor Palmer Williams Jr. was master of ceremonies and is a graduate of Knoxville College. He has been in many of Tyler Perry’s productions and is currently cast in both “Love Thy Neighbor and “House of Payne” as Floyd Jackson. As a singer/playwright, he has also written some of his character roles. While at Knoxville College, Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in health/ hospital administration and minored in biology. He emphasized the importance of
Actor Palmer Williams Jr. points to Timothy Mickens, who is Mickens received a graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineer- bachelor’s degree in bioing despite several setbacks. medical engineering. His career goals include designing prosthetics and cancer research. He plans continued education, saying word “village” as an acro- to remain in Knoxville as his career has not mirrored nym for Valuable Integra- he continues his job search. his degree but is greater, yet tion of Love and Leadership Mickens is not daunted by did not come without chal- All Gathering Exuberantly. the obstacles he has overlenges and sacrifice. Its primary mission is to com but is encouraged as a Williams has kept close provide a forum for infor- result of them. ties with his Knoxville fami- mation and encouragement He was encouraged by ly and visits often. Williams to urban families. Events the words of Canton Jones shared some of his own and activities that support to “do something.” While he experiences on his climb the mission of The Village continues to seek employto fame, including how he can be submitted for post- ment he plans to be a menonce considered suicide be- ing on the website at www. tor and encourage others cause he couldn’t find a job TheVillageofKnox.com. to “do something positive” to support his young family. Several graduates did not and not give up regardless He encouraged the gradu- have relatives present at the of what the circumstances ates not to focus on what life celebration. One was Timo- appear to be. may look like at the time. thy Mickens from MemJamecia Farmer, graduatPastor Daryl Arnold phis. He came to Knoxville ing from Gibbs High School, of Overcoming Believers in 2009 to attend the Uni- was supported by her grand Church conceived the idea versity of Tennessee and aunt and uncle, Brenda and for the citywide baccalaure- expected his aunt, Linda James Calloway. Brenda was ate. “Too often we only hear Skipper, who helped to raise an administrative assistant about our young people him, to be in attendance at at Fair Garden Elementary when something negative his graduation. School and is retired from has happened to them,” said Mickens’ life embod- Knox County Schools. Pastor Arnold. “I want to ies the village concept. His Brittani Whiteside, a Fulchange that.” mother, Jacqueline Mick- ton High graduate, will be A native of Chattanooga, ens, passed away when he attending UT Chattanooga Arnold came here to attend was a year old, followed in sports medicine. She was Knoxville College. After by his father, Fred Brown, surrounded by her mother graduating, he returned eight years later. He was in and stepfather, Sabrina and home but came back to the home of his grandmoth- Mike Sherman; her grandKnoxville to start his min- er, Ruthie Mae Mickens, un- mother, Sandra Johnson; istry on the campus of his til her passing. That is when and Johnson’s pastor, the alma mater. his aunt Linda welcomed Rev. Richard Brown Jr. of Students registered to him into her home. participate through The Village of Knoxville website. The Village took inspiration from the African proverb “It takes a (whole) village to raise a child” and uses the
Aslan buys Candoro, South Knox landmark By Betsy Pickle The Candoro Marble Co. building has a familiar new owner, and the Candoro Arts & Heritage Center has a renewed sense of purpose. The Aslan Foundation has bought out its co-owners in the Candoro building and is now the landlord to the nonprofit Candoro Arts & Heritage group, which was formed more than 14 years ago to save and restore the Candoro building at 4450 Candora Ave. The sale was transacted without hoopla a few weeks before the annual Vestival celebration, held May 10. The property, which includes the adjacent carriage house, went for $135,615. The Aslan Foundation,
created in 1994 by attorney Lindsay Young, has been involved as a co-owner of the Candoro building for several years. “Mr. Lindsay Young was one of the group of people who pooled their money and bought the building,” says Jeff Mansour, Aslan Foundation executive director. (The foundation received Young’s shares upon his death in 2006.) Taking on the property and the duties of restoration “was something that was always in the back of our minds because we were co-owners, and we have a sincere, deep interest in promoting historic preservation. “That certainly is a build-
Hopewell UMC beginning, it was likely that preachers of any denomination were welcome to hold camp meetings. Sometimes, people stayed as long as a month; often several preachers would take turns preaching.” The Rev. Teresa Atkins McClure is pastor of both Hopewell and New Life (formerly Bethlehem) United Methodist churches, located about three miles apart. She is optimistic about the future. “We are God’s church and His people. We have a bright future.” McClure has been at Hopewell for just one year but expects to stay. “It’s a sweet country church,” she says. “It’s nothing fancy, but we offer a simple place of
ing with a lot of history, and it’s a beautiful building architecturally. It’s a very unique part of Knoxville history.” Candoro Marble Works was established in Vestal 100 years ago. The showroom building and carriage house were designed by Knoxville architect Charles Barber and completed in 1923. The marble works ceased operations in 1982. In fall 2000, Trudy Monaco (now historian on the Candoro board) was working in the dilapidated showroom building when she came up with the idea for the original Vestival event and organized a group to restore the building, which was “falling apart,” she says.
From page 1 worship, and we invite anyone to join us.” Hopewell partners with the nearby East Knox Elementary School to provide snack packs – weekend food for kids who need it, she said. And Hamilton, a retired banker, said the church is unique in its spirit of cooperation. “Somebody will say, ‘We need …’ and someone else will say, ‘Let’s do it!’ There’s no back-biting here.” A couple of women kidded Hamilton about being the church’s “sweetheart,” but he was all business. He started attending Hopewell when he was dating his wife, the late Betty Cameron, back in the 1940s. He’s been there ever since. “It’s my church,” he said. “It’s
Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church. Janyel Hall graduated from L&N STEM Academy and was accompanied by her parents, Elbert and Janice Hall. She plans to attend UT, focused on forensic science. Under the umbrella of Kingdom United, Pastor Arnold partnered with resources throughout the city to bring this event to fruition. But this is not the first of his projects in which Pastor Mark McKeehan of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church has assisted. “It’s not just you and me,” said McKeehan. “It’s us. We have to come together to take this community back.” McKeehan expressed how he is tired of hearing how bad East Knoxville is. “It’s time to loosen the ties, take the jackets off, put on the tennis shoes and get into the community.” Additional speakers were Rosalyn Tillman, dean of the Magnolia Campus of Pellissippi State; Vrondelia Chandler, associate director of Project GRAD; and Phyllis Nichols, director of Knoxville Area Urban League. Plans for the 2015 citywide multicultural baccalaureate are already underway.
my family.” In addition to the church history, Hamilton and his niece are compiling a book about their family. “Of the six Hamilton brothers, five were Confederates and one was a Yankee. He joined when he was just 13.” Even the church split during the Civil War. “Antioch went with the North and we stayed South,” Hamilton said of Hopewell. Sure enough, a cornerstone reads: Hopewell Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Organized in the Home of W.B. Cobb in 1826. The Revolutionary War was just 50 years past. It’s easy to feel the warmth of the congregation at Hopewell UMC, but it’s easier still to feel the history.
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government Whiteside case may never go to trial ■ Democratic Judge Harold Wimberly is attracting considerable Republican support for his reelection as evidenced by the presence of several widely known Republicans among Dems at his recent fundraiser, including Republican attorney Jim London, Bill Haslam’s city law director and special Supreme Court Justice Morris Kizer, former GOP state Victor Rep. Richard Krieg, Krieg’s Ashe 1968 Democratic opponent for state representative Randy Humble, and longtime Republican Arthur G. Seymour Jr. Wimberly has been busy campaigning The victim was not conacross the county. sidered one of Knoxville’s This writer and Wimbermore reputable citizens, but ly were opponents 46 years murder is still a serious ofago in 1968 when we both fense regardless of who the ran for state representative victim is. in a West Knoxville district Whiteside is certainly and I prevailed. We have entitled to the presumption since become good friends. of innocence. However, for Wimberly is considered a trial to be postponed five an able jurist with a strong (and headed for six) years intellect. He has comported without a word from the himself well as a judge, media suggests something along with Daryl Fansler, is seriously wrong in our who is the other incumbent system of justice. Democratic judge chalMost recently this lenged by a Republican in column reported the trial Knox County this August. was scheduled for April ■ U.S. District Judge by Judge Leibowitz, who Pamela Reeves will be retires Aug. 31, but now it publicly sworn in during has been postponed to Sept. an “investiture” at 1 p.m. 13 in Division 3 of the Knox Friday, May 30, at the Bijou County Criminal Court. Theatre, followed by a Division 3 will have a reception in the courtyard new judge on Sept. 1 – eiof the Howard Baker U.S. ther Scott Green or Leland Courthouse. She was ofPrice. Will that new judge ficially sworn a few weeks be ready to hear this case ago. only 13 days into his term? ■ The employment of Both candidates have Dave Hill at MPC is a clasworked in the current DA’s sic example of two buddies office and may decide to taking care of each other. recuse themselves from this Hill was MPC director case causing further delays. before Mayor Haslam hired This is the trial that aphim as chief of staff. parently will not go away Mark Donaldson folbut also will not be tried. lowed him as MPC direcThe handling of this makes tor. The two play golf the judicial system seem frequently and are fast ineffective; DA Randy Nich- friends. Hill did not last ols recused himself years long as Haslam’s chief of ago and turned it over to staff, where he was widely Berkley Bell, who is the DA disliked by city employees in Greeneville. and was sidetracked to Bell is retiring Aug. waterfront development 31. His office places a low with far fewers duties but priority on a case in Knox no cut in pay at $140,000. County as there are no Waterfront development votes here for him. The dealmost stopped while Hill fendant is happy as he does was there. not go to trial, and witnessMayor Rogero fired Hill es either die, move away or upon becoming mayor. have fading memories of Now Donaldson has hired what happened. his golfing buddy back at a This case continues to second-level MPC position. slip and slide, reflecting The good ol’ boy system is badly on our judicial system alive and well at MPC. It is with apparently no one to surprising most MPC comblame or who’s willing to missioners were not told of take the blame. Right now this hire in advance given it does not appear this will its high profile, and more go to trial until 2015 if it surprising they are not ever goes to trial. speaking out on it. Troy Whiteside, who has been a political operative for many years, usually as a Republican, was indicted for a murder that occurred almost five years ago in 2009. Since then his trial date has been deferred time after time for a variety of reasons. It has not gone to trial.
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Who the heck is Clarence ‘Eddie’ Pridemore? “I know a lot of you’d really like to see me get reelected,” Chancellor Daryl Fansler told the guests at his campaign reception in the upstairs room at Calhoun’s on the River. “And some of you are afraid I won’t.” Pridemore
Betty Bean He drew raucous laughter and knowing looks from the big, bipartisan crowd. The three last words bear repeating. Big. Bipartisan. Crowd. Once upon a time, Chancery Court was known as the “Keeper of the King’s Conscience,” and over the centuries it came to be known as a court of equity that existed to do justice in cases too complex or sensitive for common law to handle. Fansler is a Democrat. Many of his strongest supporters are not. But they are very worried about what might happen if an unqualified candidate gets elected to preside over Chancery Court – where there is no jury to sort out the facts – simply because of the R after his name. Fansler, who practiced
law for 15 years before he was elected to Chancery Court 16 years ago, has presided over cases dealing with hugely important issues like the Open Records law, Moody v. Hutchison and zero tolerance. He has built a reputation for fairness and diligence without respect to party affiliation. Don’t believe me? I’ll drop a few names of those who attended Fansler’s reception: Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Chancellors John Weaver and Mike Moyers (Fansler’s colleagues), Knox County Sheriff’s Office operative Lee Tramel, Knox County Register of Deeds chief deputy and GOP party activist Nick McBride, attorney Betsey Meadows, former county commissioner Larry Stephens, Chancellor Telford Forgety of Dandridge, longtime Republicans Patsy and Terry Miller, former party chair and attorney Chad Tindell, Knox County Finance
Fansler supporters include Democrat Dennis Francis and Republican Mike Moyers. Photo by Betty Bean Director Chris Caldwell. When asked why he was there, Burchett, a deeply conservative former state legislator, said Fansler had helped him with an antipornography bill. “Daryl’s a straight-up guy,” he said. “We better start thinking more about getting good people in office or we’re going to lose our country.” When asked if he’d be willing to talk about this race on the record, Tindell said, “Do it!” Then he lit into Fansler’s opponent, Clarence “Eddie” Pridemore, whose candidate profile on the Knoxville Bar Association website says he is a 1992 graduate of Harlan County High School,
a 2004 graduate of the University of Alabama (no major subject specified) and a 2010 graduate of the Nashville School of Law. His past experience listed is working as a research assistant in a Wartburg law firm 20072010 and as a solo practitioner in the Pridemore Law Offices, 2011-present. He has never tried a case in Chancery Court, Fansler said, and is said to have primarily worked as a private investigator. “I’ve never heard of him as an attorney, or as a Republican. I’ve just never heard of him at all, and I’m pretty active in the community,” Tindell said. Our call to Pridemore was not returned.
Vol record is now shaping up If my understanding of new-age football is correct, the Volunteers are in the process of predetermining their 2014 record. Whether it will be 4-8 as ESPN predicts or 8-4 as my optimistic friend Carl foresees, it is taking shape now. Football, once upon a time, was a fall sport enhanced somewhat by spring practice. I remember when Doug Dickey initiated winter workouts, under Section X at Neyland Stadium, not a very pretty place. The space was designed to look and feel like a dungeon with sickening smells added, the better to test mental toughness. Little by little, coaches who followed expanded football preparations as far as the law allowed – and maybe a little beyond. Coaches would have been just as happy if I hadn’t been nosing around. Emphasis on football has now reached almost yearround. There is a wee pause for Easter and Christmas – since Tennessee does not do bowl games. Players were advised to continue workouts on their own during spring break. Butch Jones says this summer is critical. “We have to get stronger, we have to get bigger, we have to get tougher, and then
we have to understand our schemes, our techniques, being able to play fast.” Strength and conditioning coach Dave Lawson presides over this segment of the year. He is charged with inspiring and directing physical and psychological improvement. He is a good man for the job. “He’s probably the most important individual on the staff,” Jones has said. “He sets the temperament for the team. We talk about mental conditioning for success. That’s all born in the weight room.” Code words are work, work and work. There is no real “off” season for big-time college football. Tennessee, hoping to play big-time football again someday, surrenders very few days to rest and relaxation. The cycle is relentless. After this summer season of improvement come the finishing touches of August, the season of games, winter workouts, spring practice and another summer season of improvement.
Between now and the end of July, your Volunteers are expected to improve in every aspect. Some improvement can be measured. If a player doesn’t do what Butch said, get bigger, faster, stronger and smarter, he is falling behind friends and foes. Everybody is doing it. Players are expected to improve in quickness and explosion. They are expected to conquer fatigue before it even happens. Since some are leaders and some are followers, those capable of being examples and setting the pace face double duty. They must get better and help others improve. Here’s the tricky part: No matter how much sin-
cere effort a player gives or how positive are the results, there are no guarantees of victory. Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Missouri, even Vanderbilt, may be pouring passion into their work. This is a mind game. Those who would be champions start early and stay late and concentrate in between. There isn’t much time to bask at poolside or smile at girls. Motivation? There is some. I don’t think Tennessee football has ever endured five consecutive losing seasons. I do remember last year, Oregon 59 and Auburn 55. I may never forget. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is email@example.com.
Where’s the outrage? Revelations in the News Sentinel about abuses of the city’s pension program have brought outrage from many citizens. My dad always said just because you could do something did not mean you should do it. Good advice. The outrage at ShopperNews starts here. The people, including our freelance columnist Victor Ashe, who named their minor children as beneficiaries of their city pension were within the law,
but they were wrong. And City Council should move quickly to eliminate this loophole. Ashe likes to write about others’ pensions, and he’s never understood why I To page 5
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Restoring a church
Pastor Don Olive, organist Ellen Banks, and chair of deacons Robert Bright are happy to pose in front of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church’s restored columns. Photo by Carol Zinavage
Dr. Don Olive considers the church he serves “the most exciting pulpit in East Tennessee.”
Carol’s Corner He is pastor of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in the Parkridge Community of East Knoxville. Right now the church is undergoing an extensive building renovation. “It’s taken a great deal of energy,” says Olive. “We started the Restoration 2013 program primarily to replace the two 40- to 60-year-old columns that graced the front. They were so deteriorated that they were dangerous. “But like most projects of this sort, the scope of the work grew. Our vision enlarged to restore the church on two levels.” First came the physical restoration of “the oldest and most used of our facilities, the auditorium where we assemble. We are about 90 percent complete on the outside, with recarpeting and inside painting still to be done.” The second level of renovation, says Olive, is a spiri-
tual one. Historically one of Knoxville’s largest and most active churches, attendance has fallen. Olive would like to see the numbers rise again, but “our ultimate purpose is to make converts and minister to the poor and hurting. We are strategically located for both of these tasks in the center of poverty, gang activity, prostitution, crime and hurt.” “What people have got to understand is that we have to help our kids,” says congregant Prince Tony. “There are a lot of them in trouble with the law. We need to
teach them how to go to jail, and how not to go to jail, and be strict and honest about it.” Prince Tony – the living embodiment of a changed life – spent 25 years in prison, and he doesn’t care who knows it. He wants his church to help others who might be vulnerable. “We’ve got to step up,” he says. Ernie Roberts started at Fifth Avenue Baptist as the church’s interim music director. Ten years later, he’s still there. “We have a very diverse congregation in terms of age and race which to me is at times challenging yet ex-
Where’s the outrage? have no intention of drawing a state pension that I’ve been eligible to receive since turning age 55. Call me crazy, but I believe people who run for office on a platform of limited government should not be lined up at the trough to grab personal benefits. Public pensions for parttime work are a scam – that covers City Council and the state Legislature where I served with Victor when both of us were young. Ashe draws a hefty legislative pension as well,
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and maybe one for being an ambassador if he’s figured a way to cage one. In a world of rich and not-so, a world of conservative Republicans and not-so, I want it clear where I stand. Only one of us has moral standing to write about pensions, and only one of us will do so going forward.
Madeline Rogero is doing nothing more or less than fi xing pension messes created by mayors before her, including Ashe. Is she moving too slowly? Perhaps. But she’s already done more than any mayor in memory ... and she’s never claimed to be a conservative Republican.
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citing in attempting to meet so many needs at so many levels.” He’s always on the lookout for new music that will enhance a fresh perspective while still respecting the sensibilities of the more traditional members. Organist Ellen Banks has been serving the church for 24 years. “I used to drive by and wonder what it was like in there,” she says. “I’ll never forget when I first went in
– the people couldn’t have been any kinder. “The people, the loving atmosphere – that’s what’s so special about Fifth Avenue Baptist.” In addition to a regular Sunday service, the church offers 12-step meetings, a Monday afternoon Awana group for children and youth, and the church’s longest-running program of more than 40 years, the
Fifth Avenue Baptist Church Child Care program. Under the direction of Sandra Allen, it is, according to Olive, “one among a handful of child care programs that has earned and maintained the highest rating from the state.” By far one of the church’s crown jewels is the “Building on the Rock” program, which offers information and inspiration for home ownership, rebuilding and renovating. Roberts says, “‘Building on the Rock,’ which we co-sponsor along with the Overcoming Believers church, helps members, single mothers and young families to become homeowners for the first time by educating and walking them through the process of buying a home and maintaining status as a homeowner.” For now, all involved with the church are looking forward to having the physical renovation done by the end of this year. “The church is a venerable old lady who has fallen on difficult times,” says Olive, “but her spirit remains alive, and I do believe better days are ahead for her!” Send story suggestions to news@ ShopperNewsNow.com.
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Mayor sings at Beck Karaoke “I Got You Babe” is what Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero wants you to know. Accompanied by Kevin Taylor, Rogero amazed the crowd with the Sonny & Cher song in the Karaoke Review at Beck Cultural Exchange Center. If you long for the music of the “good ol’ days,” when it was made by musicians with instruments and you could understand the lyrics that contained a meaningful message, then you should attend the Karaoke Review for Seniors, scheduled from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday each month. Bob Booker, Beck’s executive director, thought it would be nice to have a place where those who love music from the 1950s through the ’70s could come to fellowship and reminisce to the music they loved. “Many people have talked to me about wanting to hear this kind of music, and there is nowhere for them to go,” said Booker. So Booker invited local karaoke artists to perform at the Beck Center Karaoke Review. “This is another outlet for them to express their talents and for those who want to hear it to come,” said Booker. There was no lack of untapped talent and resources eager to oblige. Kevin Taylor, who accompanied the mayor, got into karaoke while he was in the military. “I became a hustler at winning karaoke contests when I was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas and in Germany.” No longer competing, he still enjoys performing almost weekly at area venues. Marie Owens of Marie’s Olde Town Tavern on Magnolia Avenue was eager to help. She supplied equipment and a satisfying lunch buffet that included fried chicken as well as lighter fare. Vickie Ward, a regular at Marie’s, was the karaoke jockey. Ward, who is also a vocalist who prefers rock in the veins of AC/DC and Pat Benatar, sang to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” for an audience that was so attentive you could hear a pin drop. She is
currently building Fradenson Publishing to distribute the music of fledgling artists. Of course, Booker could not resist taking his turn at the mic, with his sultry alto voice singing “My Girl,” a 1964 hit by The Temptations, and later singing Tony Bennett’s signature song of 1962, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Lisa Williams, whose real jobs are wife, mother and pharmacy tech, enjoyed performing in a safe, drama-free environment of sober listeners. With roots in Southern gospel, Williams also enjoys classics and performed to Etta James’ “At Last” and “Where the Boys Are,” a 1960s hit recorded by Connie Francis. James Swenson, who came to Knoxville from New Orleans with his wife, Alice, just before Hurricane Katrina hit, performed Nat King Cole’s “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and the “American Trilogy” (“Dixie,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Hush, Little Baby”) embraced by Elvis Presley. Classic country music was represented with Richard Johnson singing to “Ring Around Your Neck” and Frances Wilkerson singing to Loretta Lynn’s “Table for Two” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The artists (less the mayor) are regulars at karaoke venues such as Armstrong’s Sports Bar on Asheville Highway, Sutherland Avenue Deli and, of course, Marie’s Olde Town Tavern. Near the end of the set, Booker invited anyone in the audience with skills to perform. The call brought Therales Wilson to the mic. The Karaoke Review for Seniors welcomes musicians of all genres (1950-70) – big band, country, rhythm, blues – to perform 2-4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Beck Center. You can register by calling Bob Booker, 524-8461. The Beck Center is a must-see museum of African-American history established in 1975 to honor James and Ethel Beck. Admission and parking are free. Beck, 1927 Dandridge Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Info: www.BeckCenter.net.
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Teacher Tammy McGuirk leads Bonny Kate Elementary School’s 5th-graders Fifth-graders enjoy the cheering of younger stu- on the Wildcat Walk through a hallway lined with faculty and younger students. Photos by Betsy Pickle dents as they take the Wildcat Walk.
Walking the walk at Bonny Kate By Betsy Pickle It’s a rite of passage – the Wildcat Walk by Bonny Kate Elementary 5th-graders as they exit the building on the last full day of school. After the rest of the students and teachers have lined the long hallway to the front door – and the sidewalk outside – the Wildcat Walk is announced on the intercom, and the rising middle-schoolers leave their classrooms
and stroll single file past the crowd, exchanging high-fives and accepting applause. “It’s just a way of making them feel special, and it gives me and everyone else a chance to applaud their efforts,” says Bonny Kate principal Linda Norris. “They’ve worked hard to get through to where they are, and they’ve done a great job. They’re such good kids.” Norris has been principal
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Maintenance workers get special training By Alvin Nance Mark Meade and Johnny Booker, both employees at KCDC, are now up to code – literally and ﬁguratively. T h e y are two of Nance 18 maintenance workers who were recently honored for completing 90 hours of specialized education. The training served as refresher courses on both repairs and relationships with customers. Meade, the maintenance supervisor at Guy B. Love Towers, has been a KCDC employee since 2005 and has more than 19 years of experience in building maintenance. He believes the training program will pull together KCDC maintenance workers across all properties as a team and help manage costs. “This class encourages maintenance staff to treat our residents as customers and do quality work every time,” Meade said. “We grouped up for handson training, and the newer maintenance staff who didn’t know how to do certain tasks got extra help
KCDC maintenance staff members Mark Meade and Johnny Booker receive their certificates for apartment maintenance technicians from the National Apartment Association (NAA). from the more experienced employees who did.” Booker has worked at KCDC for 32 years and is currently at Autumn Landing in northwest Knoxville. “The class touches on more than just maintenance,” Booker said. “The administrative training was the most helpful for me, but it’s always good to have a refresher on maintenance because codes change.” The 18 maintenance employees were honored for completing training to receive their National Apartment Association (NAA)
Education Institute’s certificate for apartment maintenance technicians (CAMT). As part of our strategic plan to advance workforce development, KCDC offers many opportunities for professional development and continuing education and commends employees who take advantage of these programs. These technicians serve an integral role at KCDC because maintenance expenses are the single-largest controllable item in the operating budget. A welltrained staff member can
BUSINESS NOTES Destination Imagination Global Finals drew an estimated 16,000 people to UT and the Knoxville Convention Center May 21-24, generating approximately $10.1 million in economic impact. Crowne Plaza Knoxville has received the 2014 TripAdvisor Certiﬁcate of Excellence, recognition as a
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save our organization thousands of dollars every year by preventive maintenance work and cost-effective repair solutions. The CAMT course is a 90-hour program taught by NAA instructors and designed for professionals new to the maintenance industry, as well as veteran employees to brush up on their skills. The curriculum includes HVAC repair, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and other useful skills to become a “jack of all trades.” These maintenance workers are the foundation of our organization and keep everything running smoothly. I appreciate their hard work and dedication to honing their skills. I congratulate Johnny Booker, Mark Meade and the other maintenance workers who completed this class for a job well done. Others receiving the certiﬁcate were: Roger Carrington, Keith Burnett, Jack Canada, John Flanagan, Jason Wells, Gordon Monroe, Eric Smith, Lee Cooke, Keith Crowe, Mike Givens, Kenny Manis, Wesley Grifﬁn, Jim Estes, Mike Chandler, Bill Rector and Andy Morgan. Alvin Nance is executive director of KCDC.
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Brothers Michael and Pierce LaMacchia are co-owners of K Brew. Photo by Nancy Whittaker
K Brew: amazing coffee, amazing owners Occasionally when I walk into a business I feel right at home. K Brew is that kind of place. In 2008, brothers Pierce and Michael LaMacchia went on a coffee tour of the West Coast. They were introduced to different types of coffee beans and interesting brewing techniques. This trip left an unforgettable impression on both. Pierce and Michael decided to make their dream a reality when they opened K Brew seven months ago. Their goal was to have a place for people to get an amazing cup of coffee, meet, talk and hang out – a local place to meet interesting people. Located at 1328 N. Broadway at the corner of Glenwood, K Brew features a different coffee roaster each month. According to the LaMacchia brothers, this is the model for only 24 cafes in the country. The LaMacchias have an extensive knowledge of coffee beans and the different brewing methods to accent different ﬂavors. “We don’t do many things but the things we do, we do really
well,” says Pierce. My introduction to K Brew was through Brandi Davis, an advertising representative for Shopper-News. Brandi raves about the hazelnut latte at K Brew and says it is the best. In addition to coffees, there is hot chocolate, Italian cream soda, two types of tea, biscotti and much more on the menu. Stop by and say hi to these great guys and treat yourself to an amazing cup of coffee. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m Sunday. Many locals can walk to KBrew, but there is plenty of parking. Check out their website at www.knoxvillebrew.com to ﬁnd parking options. You can also ﬁnd K Brew on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Contact them at 2163357.
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New technology improves prosthetic leg for longtime amputee At age 77, longtime track and crosscountry coach Everett Miller is learning to walk again. “I focus on walking straight, instead of swinging my leg out,” says Miller. “The key is to balance my muscles and how I distribute my weight.” Miller is learning to balance and walk on a new prosthetic leg. “It’s starting over from day one. You have to learn to walk all over again every time you get a new leg,” explains Miller as he makes his way across the Gait Training Room of Premier Prosthetic Center. It’s a learning process Miller knows well. He has learned to adapt to new prosthetic legs numerous times over the decades since his leg was amputated above the knee after a shooting accident in 1957. At the time, Miller was a track star, attending Bowling Green State University in Ohio on a sports scholarship. After his leg was amputated, Miller was ﬁtted with his ﬁrst artiﬁcial leg. “It was made of wood in those days,” says Miller. The heavy prosthesis was strapped to his body and wool was used to pad the wooden socket against his upper leg. “I had to make a lot of adjustments, but got used to it,” remembers Miller. Although losing his leg ended his track career, Miller didn’t let his disability slow him down. He went on to become a teacher and a successful high school track and cross-country coach. “I wasn’t sure at ﬁrst if the team would accept me as coach,” remembers Miller. “But, the students saw that I was determined and moved all over the practice ﬁelds just like they did. They accepted me overnight.” Miller became so adept at moving with a prosthesis that many people were unaware he was amputee. “For years I could do anything I wanted. I could roller skate, dance, and run across the ﬁeld,” recalls Miller. Over the years new technology and lighter materials have made prosthetic limbs more ﬂexible and functional than ever. Now, retired Miller is working with Prosthetist Carey Bunch at Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville to be ﬁtted for his latest artiﬁcial leg. “The challenge with Mr. Miller is that his limb has gotten smaller and the soft tissue of his upper leg is very
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TUESDAY, JUNE 3 Neighborhood Watch meeting: Big Ridge 4th District, 7 p.m., Big Ridge Elementary School. 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. Amazingly Awesome Science with Dr. Al Hazari, 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210.
“Keep Kids Drug Free During the Summer and Beyond” drug use prevention program meeting, 7 p.m., Senior Center in Maynardville. Refreshments, door prizes. All parents and concerned citizens are invited. Info: Mike Miller, 216-0475, or Pastor Steve Pawelk, 992-7222.
Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee, 6 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. Cades Cove tour with Bill Landry, 9 a.m., departing from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $50 per person; includes light snacks and a cold beverage. Reservations required: 448-8838. Fifth Saturday Night Singing, 7 p.m., Union Missionary Baptist Church, 940 Ailor Gap Road. Featured singers: Forgiven, Walnut Grove Baptist Church and Grace to Glory Singers. Everyone welcome. Demonstration: Throwing Off the Hump, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Instructor: Peter Rose. Part of the Featured Tennessee Artist Workshops Series. Info: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts.net. Stained Glass Suncatcher, 10 am.-5 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Instructor: Teresa Arrington. Registration deadline: May 24. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net. Gospel singing, 7 p.m., Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 819 Raccoon Valley Road, Heiskell. Featured singers: the Fletcher Family from Kings Mountain, N.C. Everyone welcome. Healthy Kids Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Maynardville Public Library. Free events, games, story time, bounce house and more. Summer Reading kickoff, signups. Bricks 4 Kidz: LEGOs fun at the Library, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Free library program for elementary age children from kindergarten through 5th grade. Space limited; registration required. Info/to register: 689-2681. Gluten Free Vendor Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Grande Event Center, 5441 Clinton Highway. Sponsored by Celi-ACT, a support group for families affected by gluten intolerance, GI For Kids and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Info: Sandy Altizer, celiactgroup@ gmail.com, or www.celi-ACT.com.
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Homecoming, 11 a.m., New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 7115 Tipton Lane off East Beaver Creek Drive. Featured singers: Michael and Delilah Kitts. Everyone invited. Homecoming, 10:45 a.m., Luttrell Missionary Baptist Church. Special singers: Beason Family and Allen Goodson, Darrell Brock. Message by the Rev. Clyde Beeler. Everyone welcome. Memorial Service, 10:30 a.m., Lett’s Cemetery, located in Hickory Valley in Union County. Funds will be raised for upkeep. Everyone welcome. Info: 566-3624.
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MONDAY, MAY 26 Memorial Day Service, 2:30 p.m., Clapp’s Chapel UMC Cemetery, 7420 Clapp’s Chapel Road, Corryton. Honoring all fallen servicemen/women from all wars, Revolution to War-on-Terrorism. Everyone welcome; veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms if possible. Info: Richard Wright, 687-3050.
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FRIDAY, MAY 30 Farm Fresh Fridays: Union County Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., downtown Maynardville. Info: 9928038. Barn Dance, 5-8 p.m., Museum of Appalachia, Andersonville Highway in Clinton. Featuring: horsedrawn wagon rides, southern buffet dinner and traditional Appalachian dancing with live music. Info: 494-7680 or www.musuemofappalachia.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 2 American Legion meeting, 7 p.m., 140 Veteran St., Maynardville. All veterans are invited. Info: 387-5522.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 Fun on the Farm presented by Tennessee Valley Fair, 11:30 a.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Info: 922-2552. Computer Workshop: Introducing the Computer, 2 p.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. Preregistration required. Info/to preregister: 525-5431. Summer Library Club presents magician Michael Messing, 11 a.m., North Knoxville Branch Library, 2901 Ocoee Trail. Info: 525-7036.
THURSDAY, JUNE 5 Fun With Shakespeare, 3 p.m. Norwood Branch Library, 1110 Merchants Drive. The Tennessee Stage Company will present an interactive workshop designed especially for elementary school age children, focusing on the play “Much Ado About Nothing.” Info: 688-2454. Summer Library Club presents magician Michael Messing, 4 p.m., Mascot Branch Library, 1927 Library Road. Info: 933-2620. Summer Library Club presents the Zoomobile, 4 p.m., Corryton Branch Library, 7733 Corryton Road. Info: 688-1501. Pajama Rama, 6:30 p.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Kids can wear pj’s and bring a favorite stuffed animal or toy. Info: 947-6210.
FRIDAY, JUNE 6 Countywide Rally for all candidates in Union County, 7-10 p.m., Wilson Park. Live music; food. In case of rain, will be held in UCHS commons. Farm Fresh Fridays: Union County Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., downtown Maynardville. Info: 9928038. “Frankly Speaking about Lung Cancer,” noon-1:30 p.m., Tennova Health Care, North Knoxville Medical Center, Sister Elizabeth Assembly Room 1st Floor, 7565 Dannaher Drive, Powell. Speaker: Hesamm Gharavi, MD, of Tennessee Cancer Specialists. Light lunch provided. RSVP: 546-4661.
2908 E. Magnolia Ave. (East Knoxville)
Thursday, May 29th
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
First 30 people will receive a $20 gift card courtesy of ORNL Federal Credit Union. Limit one per family or couple.
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