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BUZZ Mabry-Hazen to host park day Volunteers are needed for Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave. Rain date is April 16. Activities will include leaf and brush removal, mulching, and general spring-cleaning. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, pitchforks, tarps and similar yard tools. The event is part of a 20year nation program in which history buffs, community leaders and preservationists team with the Civil War Trust at more than 125 sites in 29 states to answer the call to service. Mabry-Hazen House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on six acres atop Mabry’s Hill. Housing three generations of the same family from 18581987, Mabry-Hazen House served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. Info or to RSVP: 865-5228661 or mabryhazenhouse@ gmail.com

Hearings for new SoKno park Knox County will hold two hearings to gain public input on development of a new park on Maryville Pike. The first is 4-6 p.m. Monday, March 21, in the small assembly room, City County Building; the second is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Mount Olive Elementary School cafeteria, 2507 Maryville Pike. Last year, Knox County acquired a 70-acre tract that adjoins IC King Park and connects to Maryville Pike. Knox County is applying for a TDEC Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant that could provide up to $500,000 for development of the new land. The development proposal includes parking, picnic shelter, children’s play area, rest rooms, shared-use trails and a dog park. Info: knoxcounty.org/parks

Ed and Bob in Fountain City Ed and Bob’s Night Out in Knox County will be in Fountain City. Knox County’s at-large commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas will be at Sam & Andy’s at 2613 West Adair Dr. just off of North Broadway from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. All residents are invited to discuss concerns.

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Five Points Up sponsored a community clean-up March 21 which drew participants from all over town. These volunteers were among those who gathered at Harvest Center Plaza, 2410 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Volunteers then dispersed into their own neighborhood to pick up litter. Snacks, beverages, clean-up tools, gloves and supplies were provided by sponsors including the CAC-East Neighborhood Center. Info: 865-546-5125. Photos by Bob Thomas

Knox native, Giovanni, to

speak at Pellissippi State One of the world’s most wellknown African-American poets, Nikki Giovanni, will speak at Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Giovanni is the recipient of an unprecedented seven NAACP Image awards and a Grammy nomination, and is a New York Times bestselling author and finalist for the National Book Award. She will speak about her work “On My Journey Now: Looking at African-American History Through the Spirituals,� which studies the heritage of music as a means to escape the injustice and harshness of slavery. Following her presentation, Giovanni will be available for a book signing and reception. The event is free and the community is invited. The Magnolia Avenue Campus is located at 1610 E. Magnolia Avenue. Giovanni’s presentation is sponsored by Magnolia Avenue Campus’ Beyond the Common Book Club and is a Common Academic Experience event. Pellis-

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Nikki Giovanni sippi State’s Common Book unites all Pellissippi State freshmen students in a shared reading experience, which becomes the basis of a year-long discussion of issues related to the book. This year’s Common Book is “The United States of Appalachia� by Jeff Biggers, and events in this series continue the conversation about the multifaceted history of Appalachia. Giovanni is featured To page 3

The Pointe at Lifespring, a new senior living community in northeast Knoxville, has hired Shana Robertson to be the executive director and Heather Haley as the director of sales and marketing. The new assisted living and memory care community is expected to be complete and ready for occupancy in mid-2016. Robertson brings to the position 15 years of direct experience in working with seniors and their families in Tennessee and North Carolina. For the past 10 years, her career focus has been solely on leadership within senior living communities. She strives to ensure excellent resident care in a wellmaintained, enjoyable and caring environment. She says it’s important that trusting and open relationships are established and maintained with residents and their families.

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She also is knowledgeable in the areas of home care, longterm care insurance and other long-term care funding options, progressive memory care programming, marketing, public relations, and staff training and education. Robertson has a bachelor’s degree in public health education from East Tennessee State University. Haley brings 12 years of health care marketing and sales experience, with seven of those years devoted solely to senior health. For the past five years, To page 3

Arnold tells leaders they must ‘fight’ By Betsy Pickle On the day after the Super Bowl, Pastor Daryl Arnold turned on the TV expecting to see interviews with the players who had fought so valiantly on the field the night before. Instead, the media was focused on the halftime show Daryl Arnold and what pop superstar Beyonce wore, said and did. At the city’s recent Neighborhood Awards & Networking Luncheon, Arnold told leaders from 100 neighborhoods across the city that he wasn’t there to talk about halftime, that he was there to “cel-

  

ago. “A long time people have been dying in our communities. “I’ve buried well over 70 people, most of them very young people, in 13 years. ‌ The good news is that although it’s been a fight, the fight has been worth it.â€? He said that two years into his Knoxville ministry he began to turn his attention “from trying to build the church to trying to build the community because as I read in the scriptures and I started thinking about the life of Christ, Christ was never trying to build a church. He was always trying to transform the lives of people in the community.â€? Noting that he is a preacher, not a politician, Arnold used his strengths in his keynote address. He described certain societal ills

as “weapons of mass destruction that have been designed to destroy our communities.â€? No. 1 is “a principality,â€? he said. “There’s a real devil that is trying to destroy our communities. When children kill children, that’s the devil.â€? Another “WMDâ€? is poverty. “Within a five-mile radius of my church, 211 Harriet Tubman ‌ the average income is $9,800 a year annual household. Something’s not right about that. “We’ve got to figure out a way to bring jobs into our communities. We’ve got to figure out a way to lift our communities up when it comes to economic success and stability.â€? To page 3

 

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ebrate your fight on the field.â€? “Because if we’re going to be a great city, if we’re going to be a great community, if we’re going to have great neighborhoods ‌ then you’re going to have to fight for those neighborhoods to be great,â€? Arnold told the crowd at the Knoxville Convention Center. Arnold, pastor of the Overcoming Believers Church, knows a few things about bringing community together. He took on that job in the wake of the shooting death of Fulton High School sophomore Zaevion Dobson in December. “Zaevion’s death really just raised to the surface something that has been happening a long time,â€? said Arnold, a Chattanooga native and Knoxville College graduate who started OBC 13 years

      

                    

 

  





   

  



           


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UT Engineering staffer fights pain in neck with classwork, homework When Brian Shupe called the Fort Sanders Therapy Center a “school” for herniated discs, he was only half joking. When the 47-year-old armchair quarterback lofted his best Peyton Manning pass to his younger brother last summer, he thought he might have torn his rotator cuff. But a trip to an orthopedic specialist returned an unexpected diagnosis: a herniated disc in his neck. Doubtful that the ache deep in his shoulder, numbness in his arm and tingling in his fingertips could have anything to do with his neck, he sought a second opinion from a neurosurgeon. “He told me that the herniated disc can cause pain in the shoulder and it can certainly cause the numbness down to the fingertips,” said Shupe, director of development for University of Tennessee’s College of Engineering. “He said surgery is an option but recommended treating the symptoms with physical therapy because the pain is from the herniated disc. He said I need to learn how to take care of this, and get serious about taking care of it.” “When you have that kind of moment, you realize that it is a part of the aging process and the deterioration that comes with it. You can’t go out and do things like you did when you were 25. That was the bad news, but the good news was there are things we can do to stay healthy. “So I went to Herniated Disc School,” Shupe said with a laugh, adding that he was paired with Erin McCallum, a licensed physical therapist who holds a clinical doctorate in physical therapy as well as being a certified lymphedema therapist. Twice a week for three weeks, Shupe and McCallum would work 45 minutes to an hour. When he was evaluated on his first visit last Dec. 22, Shupe rated his pain level a 7 on the 10-point pain scale. After his last treatment Jan. 18, he assigned his pain a zero on the scale. “I learned a lot more about how I can take better care of myself with stretching exercises and with posture,” he said. “I got the little lumbar pillow to put in the small of my back when I’m sitting for long periods of time. All of those things were conspiring to cause pain in my shoulder and subsequent numbness in my arm and fingers.” McCallum said Shupe’s situation was not

that unusual considering his job which, like millions of others, requires long periods of sitting either at a desk, in a car or passenger jet. “We see many patients with neck pain, especially in people who work desk-type jobs where they are sitting or driving the majority of their work day, like Brian does,” said McCallum. “Posture plays a big role in this, and especially now that many people’s jobs require extended amounts of time sitting at a computer, or looking down at a smart phone.” In one research study, reported in a March 2015 issue of Spine, more than 70 percent of people in their 20s had disc bulges in their neck but none had neck pain. “Many of our patients are referred to us with a diagnosis of ‘neck pain’ but not anything as specific as a cervical herniation,” said McCallum. “Part of our job is to determine if the patient, in fact, needs further testing, like an MRI, or a referral to a specialist if physical therapy is not having the desired results.” The physical therapist’s goal, McCallum said, is simply to determine what functional limitations each patient has, what activities and/or positions cause them to feel worse, and devise a plan that will improve their

own, but what has really made a huge difference in my confidence level is the pain relief I get when I keep up my routine. I have had no numbness since I started working with Erin.” McCallum says Shupe owes much of his success to himself. “Brian was very compliant with both attending his treatments and performing his exercises at home,” she said. “He listened carefully to what I told him, and really made an effort to take that education back to his workplace, in order to prevent further injury down the road.” Shupe says the therapy sessions with McCallum have taught him to be “more aware of myself as an aging Brian Shupe participated in physiadult, and that a lot of how we feel cal therapy at Fort Sanders Regionis up to us and how we maintain al to completely eliminate pain our bodies. So it was a very good caused by a herniated disk. experience. Erin is a great physical therapist. She’s very good at what she does and has a good demeanor about her. We communicate very well and she really knows what she’s doing. I learned a lot about how to take care of myself.” He admits that he was a taken aback pain and return them to their prior level of when his visit to the neurosurgeon ended in an order for physical therapy instead of a function. “Brian’s treatment plan included ther- date scheduled for surgery. “I was a little surprised by that, but I’m apeutic exercises for range of motion, stretching, strengthening and stabilization; also really grateful that he didn’t just earmanual therapy for joint mobilizations, soft mark me for surgery and run me through tissue mobilization and cervical manual the mill,” he said. “I appreciate that he was very thoughttraction; modalities, such as heat and electrical stimulation; and patient education for ful about my particular case and wanted to posture, body mechanics, and home exer- see, ‘Hey, before we open this guy’s neck up, let’s try some therapy on it first, and see cise program,” said McCallum. “She would walk me through all the ex- if that doesn’t help.’ I’m sure at some point, ercises and then, my homework would be to surgery might still be a possibility, but I’m duplicate those at home with some materi- very grateful to not do that until I need to do it. als she gave me,” said Shupe. “Through my experience with therapy, I “It wasn’t like I went there and did it all – I had a responsibility to do some work on actually saw some good results and I have my own between visits. Then, every time I become more aware of symptoms before would come back, there would be another they get severe. ... It was a really good expelayer of exercises she would add to it. So I’m rience at the Herniated Disc School. “I was just very impressed with the proreally equipped with the knowledge to help make this better on my own and at least fessionalism and the care that everybody slow down the degeneration which was re- took with this,” he added. “That is the highest praise I could offer: If I encounter someally the root cause of all my pain. “After I started working with Erin, the one who is having a similar issue – and I am pain subsided very quickly because of the sure I will – that if they are looking for some work we did at the clinic and the exercises place to go, I would definitely recommend she gave me to do on my own, none of which they go see Erin.” For more information on the Therapy was very time-consuming,” he added. “They (the exercises) are very easy to do on my Center at Fort Sanders, call (865) 541-1300.

Fort Sanders Therapy Center turns heads array of rehabilitation specialties, our goal is to provide the highest quality of care and services in the most convenient and efficient manner. Covenant Therapy Centers participate in Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes Inc. (FOTO), the nation’s largest results database for physical and occupational therapy. The Centers have received multiple awards for excellent patient outcomes and for exceeding national averages for functional results. Fort Sanders Therapy Center offers an array of physical therapy areas, including:

■ Orthopedics ■ Sports Medicine ■ Manual Therapy ■ Limited Adult Neuro ■ Spinal Rehab & Back Education ■ Arthritis In addition, the Fort Sanders Therapy Centers downtown and in Powell offer treatment programs for lymphedema, a swelling usually occurring in one arm or leg and the result of an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the superficial tissues just below the skin. Lymphedema can be caused by congenital malformations of the lymphatic system or by secondary reasons

such as following trauma, surgery, radiation, inflammation or infection. All patients receive individual instruction on a home program to improve and reduce their swelling, including selfmanual lymph drainage and self-bandaging. All three Fort Sanders Therapy Center locations also offer vestibular rehabilitation, an exercise-based approach aimed at eliminating or minimizing balance deficits and dizziness associated with vestibular disorders such as vertigo, dizziness, lightheadedness, motion sensitivity, nausea, imbalance or falls. Sometimes, the problems are

the result of an inner ear infection, but many times the cause is a vestibular, or inner ear disorder. This type of rehab is provided by a specially-trained physical therapist. The therapist assists a person in compensating for a loss in the vestibular system. The exercise program may include balance exercises, eye exercises, a technique called the Epley maneuver, and repetitive exercises to reduce vertigo symptoms. The rehab program is individually designed to meet each person’s needs. Treatment is typically short-term, with goals achieved within a few sessions.

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While Brian Shupe compared his sessions at Fort Sanders Therapy Center with attending “Herniated Disc School,” it’s really much more. As part of the Covenant Therapy Center network, Fort Sanders provides comprehensive rehabilitation services with outpatient facilities in downtown Knoxville at the Newland Professional Building, in Halls at the North Place Shopping Center on Maynardville Highway and in Powell at Powell Place Shopping Center on Emory Road. With our qualified and compassionate therapists, and an


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‘For a good time ‌’ By Bonnie Peters Many of you may not know there is a chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors that meets bi-monthly at Bradbury Community Center at Kingston. Now you know! For many years the group met at the old Ramsey’s Cafeteria near UT. Several members are nationally and perhaps internationally known for their knowledge and expertise in building and repairing timepieces. In February we were thrilled to have William “Billâ€? Smith, 94, present a program on Morse code. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UT Knoxville. He is a Fellow in the British Horological Institute and a Silver Star Fellow in the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC). In addition, he holds multiple qualifications from the American WatchmakerClockmaker Institute. He is

also an avid radio amateur (W4PAL). He was awarded the Legion of Merit by Gen. Douglas MacArthur for aircraft instrument work that put grounded New Guinea fighter planes back into the air quickly during WWII. He received the NAWCC 2012 Dana J. Blackwell Clock Award and received the Metalworking Craftsman of the Year 2000 Award by the Joe Martin Foundation for exceptional Craftsmanship. Smith’s talk was informative and entertaining from start to finish. To get our attention and in jest, Bill began by singing the first stanza of “How Great Thou Art.� It worked and got a good laugh. He then described the start of telegraphy in the early 1800s, the development of the international Morse code by Samuel Morse and the critical importance of both to the railroads and to overall communication. He shared examples of the equipment used in the early days including a straight

Giovanni in “The United States of Appalachia.� Giovanni was born in Knoxville in 1943. Her first published volumes of poetry, “Black Feeling, Black Talk,� and “Black Judgment� grew out of her response to the assassinations of figures like Martin Bill Smith with his daughter, Donna Griffith.

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telegraph key and a sounder. He reminisced about the telegraph key practice set his father gave him as a young boy more than 80 years ago and then used the same set to send the audience a message using Morse code. He concluded by sharing a unique Mecograph telegraph key designed in 1917 that had been restored to factory condition for posterity by his good friend Russ Youngs, also a member of Chapter 42, NAWCC.

Heather has held the position of publisher and editor for the Senior Directory of East Tennessee where she was responsible for publishing a high-quality resource for seniors as well as health care professionals across the entire region. Prior to her service with the Senior Directory, Haley worked two years for Medical Services of America as marketing director and six years for TeamHealth Medical Call Center as marketing liaison. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from UT Knoxville. While construction proceeds, the Pointe at Lifespring leasing office is off-site at 3016 S. Mall Road and is open Monday

Redesigned by George F. Barber in 1907, Tyson House is now home to the UT Alumni Affairs and Development Offices. Photo Courtesy of the C.M. McClung Historical Collection

Gen. Lawrence D. Tyson (1861-1929)

Lawrence Davis Tyson was born on July 4, 1861, the first son of Richard L. and Margaret Turnage Tyson, in Pitt County, N.C., near Greenville. The Tyson ancestors had been in Pitt County since the 1720s and, by 1860 at only 25 years of age, Richard Tyson owned a sizeable cotton plantation.

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HISTORY AND MYSTERIES By the end of the Civil War (1861-1865) the family’s net worth was markedly diminished but was still well above average. Young Lawrence first attended school on the family farm with his two younger sisters and, by 1873, he entered Greenville Academy. He won an appointment to West Point Military Academy by competitive examination, enrolled in 1879 and graduated in 1883. His first military action came in the mid-1880s when he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Ninth Infantry fighting during the Apache Wars and participating in the capture of Geronimo. On Feb. 10, 1886, Tyson married Betty Humes McGhee, the daughter of Charles McClung McGhee, railroad financier and Knoxville’s leading businessman. By 1991 then 1st Lt. Tyson was appointed commandant of the University of Tennessee’s military science program, possibly due to the influence of his father-in-law. Lt. Tyson wasted little time markedly upgrading

Gen. Lawrence D. Tyson (18611929). Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his service in World War I, Gen. Tyson was also a prominent attorney, businessman and U.S. senator. Photo courtesy of the Lawson McGhee Library

the program. He instituted classroom courses in tactics and began artillery training. Reflecting his West Point years, he held a weekly dress parade to instill military bearing and pride. The ambitious professor simultaneously attended UT Law School and received his LL.B. degree in 1895. Two years later he resigned his army commission and began law practice in Knoxville with future Supreme Court Associate Justice Edward T. Sanford. He soon became president of the Nashville Street Railway Co., the first of many businesses he would lead. When the SpanishAmerican War began in 1898, Tyson was appointed by the President as a colonel in the volunteer infantry. He recruited and trained a regiment and led it to Puerto Rico. With the end of the war, he served as military governor of the northern sector of the island before he was mustered out of active service in 1899. Tyson resumed his law practice in Knoxville and became increasingly active in business. He founded and became president of the Knoxville Cotton Mills and the Knoxville Spinning Co. and was on the board of several coal- and iron-mining companies. He also had major in-

terests in manufacturing and real estate and served on the boards of two banks. From 1902 to 1908 he served as a brigadier general and inspector general of the Tennessee National Guard. As a Democrat, he was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives (1903-1905) and was the first person up to that time to be elected speaker during his first term. Prior to the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, state Legislatures elected U.S. senators and Tyson lost the 1913 contest by only a few votes. When the U.S. entered World War I, Tyson volunteered and the governor placed him in command of the Tennessee National Guard. He was soon commissioned as a brigadier general and his unit became the 59th Brigade of the 30th Division, the “Old Hickory� division. After training at Camp Sevier in S.C., the brigade embarked for France in May 1918. They fought alongside the British and Australians in Belgium through July and August. During the Second Somme offensive (Aug. 21 to Sept. 2, 1918), after three days of tough combat, Gen. Tyson’s brigade broke through the German’s Hindenburg line at perhaps its strongest point. The 8,000man 59th Brigade was in almost continuous combat until Oct. 20. The Brigade won nine of the 12 Congres-

Bill was assisted in getting to the meeting and with the presentation by his wife, Judy, and his daughter and son-in-law, Donna Smith Griffith and Craig Griffith. Bill and Judy live in Powell. Anyone interested in clocks and watches should contact Patricia Manley at 865-675-7246 or pmanley@ charter.net to obtain more information about meeting dates and times and membership in NAWCC.

sional Medals of Honor earned by the 30th Division, more than any other division. Gen. Tyson was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. When the armistice was signed on Nov. 11, 1918, Gen. Tyson returned to Knoxville and resumed his many businesses. He bought the Knoxville Sentinel and became its president and publisher and resumed his role in politics. In 1920 Tennessee Democrats promoted him for the vice-presidential nomination. He withdrew his name and seconded the nomination of the successful candidate, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt and the presidential candidate, Gov. James M. Cox of Ohio, lost the election to Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Gen. Tyson won the popular election to the U.S. Senate in 1924 where he sponsored successful legislation to grant retirement benefits to World War I veterans. His other major concerns during his service in the Senate were national defense, world peace and economic development in the South. In 1926 he sponsored legislation authorizing the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While he was still serving in the Senate in July 1929, Gen. Tyson required hospitalization for exhaustion. Due to the rigors of his military service and the loss of his only son, Navy Lt. Charles McGhee Tyson, in air combat over the North Sea in the waning days of the war, he had never fully regained his health. Gen. Lawrence Davis Tyson, 68, passed away on Aug. 24, 1929. After services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, where he had served as a vestryman, he was interred in Old Gray Cemetery. A tall obelisk

From page A-1 Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Sen. Robert Kennedy. Since then, she has published dozens of works. Today, Giovanni is a distinguished professor at Virginia Tech. Info: www.pstcc.edu or 865-329-3100.

From page A-1 through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by appointment. The Pointe at Lifespring will be located at 4371 Lifespring Lane on six acres. When completed, the plantation-style community will offer a total of 68 assisted living and memory care residences. It will feature a sunset-view dining room, private dining room for entertaining, a fitness gym with senior-specialized equipment, a spa and beauty salon, multi-purpose activity areas, caring staff available 24/7, a dedicated pet area, outdoor dining and barbecue areas, individual dedicated gardening areas and a state-of-the-art emergency call system.

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Arnold, the youngest of five children raised by a single mother, said parenting is another landmine. “We all know that people who are raised up in (singleparent) homes ‌ are more likely to go to jail, ‌ more likely to flunk out of school, ‌ more likely to enter into gangs and into violence. We understand that. “But you know what? My child is your child, and your child is my child because we’re supposed to be a community.â€? Pain is another thing wracking neighborhoods, especially in the inner city. Arnold said that after talking with a Vietnam War veteran who suffers from PTSD, he thought about the trauma imposed on youngsters routinely subjected to gun violence. “Don’t you know that that’s going to follow our young people throughout their lives? So we’ve got to be very careful about judging people because they have not reached the status that we think they should reach. You don’t know what they’re dealing with. I be-

lieve that all of our children can succeed as long as they start in the same place.� Making sure young people find their purpose is crucial, Arnold said. They need to understand “that there’s something great inside of them. That they were not just created to live and to die, but every person that God created, He created them with purpose. “The moment you find your purpose, you stop existing and you begin to live.� Arnold’s final “p�oint was “place.� “We’ve got to have a safe place for these children because if you don’t feel safe, you can’t love, you can’t learn and you can’t live.� When people ask what they can do to help, Arnold said he tells them “to connect with organizations that are already doing it.� He cited 100 Black Men of Knoxville, Girl Talk, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Unique Academy. “There are so many organizations that are doing great things for the city of Knoxville; it’s just not marketed well or the media just doesn’t portray it.�

marks his family plat. He had served the city as president of the second Appalachian Exposition in 1911, was a member of the Sons of the Revolution, a Mason and president of the board of trustees of the Lawson McGhee Library (1916-1925). In memory of their son, he and his wife had given land on Sutherland Ave. for Knoxville’s first municipal airport and

provided the land for Tyson Park. Betty Humes McGhee Tyson (1865-1933), their only daughter, Isabella McGhee Tyson (Kenneth N.) Gilpin, and two grandsons survived the general. Dr. C. Drew Gilpin Faust, Gen. Tyson’s great-granddaughter, is currently the president of Harvard University and an acclaimed author of several books.

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Women are winning Women are winning. It is not even close, as in no contest. Women have the undivided attention of the University of Tennessee athletics department. Behind the walls, the immediate goal is no more controversy. Enough already. Maybe you noticed how the AD tiptoed around the new Athletics Hall of Fame by precisely equalizing the number of men and women to be honored. Simple system. Just leave out A.W. Davis and Heath Shuler and a few dozen other stars. The hall is part of the One Tennessee merger of men’s and women’s sports. Generally speaking, the women did not appreciate

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the watering down of their identity. There had been a Lady Volunteers hall of fame since the turn of the century. The women’s hall of fame was always politically correct. It inducted former UT president Edward J. Boling in the inaugural class. Soon thereafter selectors saluted Dr. Joe Johnson and Dr. Howard Aldmon. Dave Hart is not a hall of famer. It isn’t because the women don’t like him.

It’s because he is still here. Eligibility didn’t begin until five years after departure. How strange it is that the combined hall has equal numbers. Volunteer football men were grinding out full seasons, one without permitting a point, when college women were still restricted to “play days.� Indeed, there was a time when competitive sports were thought to be entirely too rigorous for the fairer sex. No sweat. No bruises. Heaven help us, they can’t be crashing into each other. It is mostly a secret but UT women dabbled with basketball in 1903. They lost both games. The opener was a 10-1 setback at the hands of Maryville College. There was a time when I knew who

scored that one point. There were worse embarrassments. Tennessee lost four years in a row to Farragut School of Concord. There was a humbling defeat at the hands of Central High of Fountain City (before annexation). University women finally won a game in 1910, abandoned basketball for a decade, tried it again for a few years and surrendered to nationwide hostility toward women’s sports. Victorian notions of docile femininity forced some great athletes into cheerleading, badminton and croquet. Line dancing came later. Sports for UT women were reborn quietly in 1958. A volleyball team appeared. Few noticed. Basketball resumed in 1960 but they didn’t even keep records. Ann Baker stirred some excitement in 1964. She was

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Change is tough. And any significant road project stirs up angst. But piecemeal solutions are akin to plugging holes in a leaky dike with a finger. If you are not careful, you may soon run out of fingers. Finite budgets mean road building must be undertaken in a “piecemeal� or project-by-project manner. The important question is where are we going over time? Hopefully, we are guided in our actions by observing a master plan, attuned to demographic changes and

trends. Eventually the puzzle pieces interlock. What should we do? We know from the 2010 Census that there has been substantial residential population growth in the northeast quadrant of the city and county. More people means more cars. The 2008 recession slowed that growth somewhat – but the economic wheels have started to turn again. Eastwest routes are limited. The normal pattern is for the residents to travel west to Broadway, the interstate or the mall shopping area. More cars means more congestion. MPC Director Gerald Green agrees we should plan ahead, not just put out fires. Remember reading “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.� When Alice emerged

partment and set aside money for scholarships. You are aware of what happened after that? Football paid the bill. Summitt is the significant history of UT women’s athletics – 38 years as basketball coach, 1,098 victories, eight national titles, Presidential Medal of Freedom, plaza and statue, name on the floor. Even without Summitt, UT women go right on winning, no matter the sport or score. Petitions are deadly. Re-branding became a blunder and a mismatch. The logo compromise was a forfeit. The new hall of fame is a walk on egg shells. In less than half the time, women have achieved equal representation. Hail to the champions. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero.com

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Planning for traffic growth There have been several controversial road projects in recent years that have stirred different parts of northeast Knoxville neighborhoods to rise up in arms, often on opposite sides of each other. Many are still pending. Road fi xes like the proposed widening of Washington Pike east of I-640, the possibility of traffic controls at the intersections of Tazewell Pike and Briar Cliff, or at Beverly Road, or Shannondale Road where a school sits, inviting turns near a vision-obscuring hill. What’s going to happen at the rush-hour-congested Millertown Pike exit? ... or at the intersection at Jacksboro and Tazewell Pike? It’s time to step back and survey the entire field from 10,000 feet.

a really good golfer – on the men’s team. She was also a really good student, first recipient of a Robert R. Neyland Academic Scholarship. Overall, there was calm or disinterest. In a year’s worth of Daily Beacons, campus newspaper, 196768, there were just two mentions of women’s athletic contests. U.S. Reps. Patsy T. Mink of Hawaii and Edith S. Green of Oregon kindled the fire. They co-authored legislation that became Title IX, an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. President Richard Nixon signed it into law on June 23, 1972. The noble intent was to end gender discrimination in federally funded educational venues. College women seized the athletic opportunity and ran with it. In 1976, UT christened the women’s athletic de-

from the magical house, she asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, the key question: “which way should I go?� Flashing his smile, the Cat replied: “It depends on where you want to end up.� Likewise, from our perch, a Small Area Plan is needed to find our way. The small area plan should cover transportation management and population-related growth from Tazewell south to Millertown, and generally east of Broadway and I-640 into the county where open farm land entices housing developers to build. MPC planners working with traffic engineers can create an efficient roadmap for the future. Individual projects will thereafter mesh nicely like gears in a

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Election Day in the rearview mirror A couple of days after the primary, an East Knoxville friend called to ask if I knew what the heck had happened in the First District County Commission race. This politically savvy woman was shocked that Evelyn Gill had beaten out Rick Staples in the Democratic primary. “Rick did everything right,” she said. “He was everywhere, but I didn’t see much of Evelyn. Plus, she had a blonde-headed white girl on her signs.” Having not yet looked at the numbers, I had no answer. Gill beating Staples was the second-biggest primary election surprise – after Jennifer Owen’s beating out the big money in the District Two school board race – but when I followed the advice of another friend who told me to go look at the individual precincts, the answer was clear as a Smoky Mountain stream: The Bernie Sanders effect. That seems a little odd, at first blush, since the First District is traditionally dominated by African American voters, a demographic that is going for Hillary Clinton by pretty wide margins, particularly in the South. But except for the Eternal Life Harvest Center on Western Avenue, where Clinton beat Sanders 73-53 (and Staples eked out a 55-50 margin over Gill), the western end of the district was feeling the Bern, and Gill and her husband, the popular entertainment promoter Michael Gill, have been full-on Sanders supporters for months. Her vote totals closely tracked those of Sanders. The west end trend started with Staples getting wiped out at Sarah Moore Greene, where downtowners vote. The tally there was Sanders 196 – Clinton 147, Gill 224 – Staples 68. At Fort Sanders it was Bernie 256 – Hillary 56, Gill 204 – Staples 55. At the O’Conner Center where Parkridge residents vote, Gill beat Staples 22798, outperforming Sanders, who prevailed 193-161 over Clinton. Moving eastward from the gentrified neighborhoods in the west end, Clinton and Staples fared much better. At Eastport, Clinton wiped Sanders out 333-63 and Staples beat Gill 238125. The result was similar at Fairgarden, where Clinton won 340-90 and Staples prevailed 244-141. At Austin-East, Clinton won 6525, Staples 126-45. And so it went, with Gill’s success tracking that of

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Betty Bean Sanders across the district. ■ On the Republican side, the most frequent complaint had to do with the long lines on Election Day, and most of the blame was heaped on the Hart Intercivic voting machines, which use a dial system to cast the votes. In some of the larger precincts, voters were still lined up as late as 10 p.m. Election administrator Cliff Rodgers said expediting the process wasn’t his main concern. “The main things I was concerned about were, are they secure? Are they accurate? Nobody’s ever complained before.” Rodgers (and others) said that the biggest problem was on the Republican side of the ballot, where there were 14 presidential candidates and 140 would-be delegates to the Republican National Convention to choose from. And after each vote, the machine defaulted back to the top of the list, forcing endless scrolling. Democrats simply voted for a presidential candidate and left delegate selection to a party caucus. Knox County Democratic chair Cameron Brooks thinks the Republican way is silly: “They’re putting voters through a big rigmarole by having them sift through a ballot with x names on it for the ego trip of a few. The average voter could care less whether Brian Hornback or Susan Williams goes to the

RNC. For these poor voters to have to sit out there till after 10 o’clock in Farragut is ridiculous. It was a really long ballot. Scrolling down looking for a certain name has to spend a lot of time.” There’s another factor in the plethora of convention delegate candidates: last year, the General Assembly voted to reduce the signature requirement on qualifying petitions from 100 to 25. State GOP party chair

Ryan Haynes, a former state representative from the Farragut area, is having second thoughts about the change, which he thinks he might have voted for. “I don’t think anybody imagined that we were going to have this result when we reduced the number of signatures, and as party chair, I’d like to see it go back to 100. Funny how your perspective changes as you go through life.”

School bus driver who crashed at Safety City with busload of kids jailed for DUI By Betty Bean The driver who crashed a bus loaded with 26 Green Magnet School second graders on a field trip to Safety City Thursday, March 10, has been arrested and charged with DUI. No children were injured, but the bus crashed into an entrance gate Hollis Clay Walker, 78, of Powell, was taken to Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center after the crash. He was arrested upon his release on March 13. The warrant says he was unsteady on his feet, “thick tongued, slurred speech” following the incident. A post on the Knoxville Police DepartHollis Walker ment Facebook page says Walker was arrested and charged with DUI, reckless endangerment and simple possession. The day of the incident, Walker was in possession of 69 of 90 Kolonapin pills (a sedative used to treat seizures, panic disorders and anxiety) from a prescription filled earlier in the day. The warrant says he couldn’t remember whether he’d taken pills that morning. The prescription was not in his name. Walker is being held on a $4,500 bond. After the crash, the bus rolled onto a small grassy area near the front door of Safety City, and employees there got the children off and moved them to a safe place. Before they could return to the bus, Walker pulled away, sideswiped a fence and came to a stop in the parking lot. Emergency personnel found Walker slumped over the steering wheel and incoherent. This is not Walker’s first brush with the law. In 2014, General Sessions Court Judge Geoff Emery ordered him to stay out of Walmart and dismissed a theft charge against him after he completed diversion. A charge of DUI by consent incurred in 2014 was dismissed last year.

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Gov. Winfield Dunn signed the Natural Areas Preservation Act into law in 1971 (at right) and the event was re-enacted March 11 in Nashville at the Tennessee Green banquet. Dunn is now 88. Senate sponsor Bill Bruce (left) is now 80; and House sponsor Victor Ashe is 71. At right in both photos is career Conservation Department employee Bob Miller, now 75, who drafted the bill. Take-aways: Bruce is still tall, Ashe has gained some fashion sense, Dunn remains the best looking guy in the room, and nobody remembers Miller.

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government Parkway extension in remission, not dead The Knox County primary is now two weeks behind us, but there are several results worth noting which have not received much notice. While former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received over 62 percent of the Democratic vote statewide, in Knox County, she only won 51 percent, while Sen. Bernie Sanders won 48 percent and in some precincts such as downtown Knoxville, Fort Sanders and 4th & Gill, Sanders exceeded 70 percent of the vote. At the Larry Cox Rec Center, Sanders beat Clinton 444 to 333 while in the predominantly African American precincts in East Knoxville, Clinton was getting 70 percent of the vote. In fact, Clinton only won over Sanders by 903 votes in all of Knox County. Clinton got 13,137 votes while Sanders had 12,234 votes. It certainly shows that Knox County Democrats are more liberal than their counterparts across the state and are not enthused over Clinton. While many thought the Hugh Nystrom, Janet Testerman and Jeff Ownby contest for County Commission would be close between Nystrom and Testerman, it was not. Nystrom won an outright majority of the total vote and won by large margins in Sequoyah and Deane Hill Rec Center. Testerman beat him in Pond Gap by only 7 votes. Nystrom had started ccampaigning over a year b before Testerman joined tthe race and it was imposssible for her to overcome tthe commitments Nystrom h had secured. The contest w was never on policy issues a as Nystrom and Testerman were similar on polim ccies. Marleen Davis, former dean of the UT Art and Architecture School, will be a credible candidate for the Democrats against Nystrom on Aug. 4, but she faces an uphill battle to prevail. Evelyn Gill defeated Rick Staples 1,703 to 1,506 for the Democratic nomination in County Commission District 1 – a race most picked Staples to win. This district is racially mixed with precincts both overwhelmingly black and overwhelming white. Staples carried the largely African American precincts which Clinton also carried. In the 12th ward, where Clinton beat Sanders 333 to 63, Staples beat Gill 238 to 125. At Fort Sanders, where Sanders

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won 256 votes over Clinton’s 56 votes, Gill won 204 votes to Staples’ 46. Clearly, there was a relationship between the Sanders votes and the Gill votes. Staples never saw this train coming down the track and Gill was shrewd and wise to link her campaign to Sanders. It paid off handsomely for her. While Cheri Siler had withdrawn her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Commission in District 7, her name remained on the ballot and Laura Kildare (her opponent) only got 56 percent of the vote for 1,797 votes over Siler’s 1,374. In fact, Siler won the 11th ward 217-212 despite having withdrawn from the race weeks before. Kildare has lots of work to catch up with Republican Michele Carringer in August to hold the seat now occupied by Amy Broyles for the Democrats. What can one say about the law director contest except Bud Armstrong is popular and well liked. County Mayor Tim Burchett’s TV endorsement of him was very effective. Rowell’s slogan of being a professional not a politician had little impact. Armstrong won over 60 percent of the vote and could be a viable candidate for county mayor in two years if he wanted to be. Rowell suggested he may run again in 2020 for law director. If so, he will need to retool his campaign and become active in GOP circles over the next four years. This election proved that the candidates with the most funding do not necessarily win; witness Rowell and Grant Standefer for school board. ■ Mayor Rogero thought she had buried the James White Parkway extension, but last week the state TDOT commissioner, John Schroer, slipped into town and urged its revival at a luncheon to which the mayor was not invited. Schroer sees himself as a potential governor. Rogero must wonder if this project has nine lives. Legacy Parks and others that opposed this should be alert that the project is only in remission. It is not dead.


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Potato jewelry is tops

SENIOR NOTES ■ Senior Centers will be closed Friday, March 25. ■ Carter Senior Center 9040 Asheville Highway 932-2939 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Offerings include: card games; exercise programs; arts and crafts; movie matinee each Friday; Senior Meals program noon each Wednesday. Register for: Deadline to register for “Living Well with Diabetes, Friday, March 18; free six-week class begins 9 a.m. Friday, April 1. Free iPad/tablet class, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. ■ Corryton Senior Center 9331 Davis Drive 688-5882 knoxcounty.org/seniors Monday-Friday Offerings include: exercise classes; cross-stitch, card games; dominoes, crochet, quilting, billiards; Senior Meals program, 11 a.m. each Friday. Main Munch: St. Patrick’s Day Potluck, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 17.

By Sandra Clark Last week we teased the potato jewelry from the Sherrill Hills “show and tell.” This week it’s here: Mary Nelle Robbins is a hoot. She’s also extremely creative. Robbins worked at UT for 22 years before retiring, but she’s created jewelry since she was “a kid.” Robbins takes a regular Irish potato, cuts it into cubes and inserts a toothpick into each cube. Then she wraps the cubes to draw out moisture. After about two weeks, the cubes are half the size and contorted into odd shapes. She then paints the

cubes and removes the toothpicks, leaving a hole for the string. She strings the potatoes with various art elements to create colorful necklaces and bracelets. And, she says, if all else fails, she’ll just eat them! Ginger Elting displayed the most recently alive item at the show – a floral arrangement that showed hints of her training in the art of Japanese flower arranging. Originally from Pennsylvania, Elting has been making art with flowers for several years. She also displayed photos of previous arrangements.

Lenora Fleischman was excited to tell the stories behind her paintings. She works in oil and acrylics. Originally from Maryland, she lived in Oak Ridge while her husband worked as an engineer at ORNL. She and friends met each Tuesday night for 1012 years, critiquing each other’s artwork. When she moved, she stopped painting and just recently took up acrylics. A staff member at Sherrill Hills said not only is Fleischman an artist but she “hit a home run in bean bag baseball.” That’s another story for another day.

Ginger Elting displays a fresh flower arrangement.

Robbins’ potato jewelry

Register for: Rope Easter Egg craft, 1 p.m. Monday, March 21. ■ Larry Cox Senior Center 3109 Ocoee Trail 546-1700 Monday-Friday Offerings include: exercise programs; bingo; arts and crafts classes. ■ John T. O’Connor Senior Center 611 Winona St. 523-1135 knoxseniors.org/oconnor. html Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Offerings include: Card games, billiards, senior fitness, computer classes, bingo, blood pressure checks 10:30-11:30 a.m. MondayFriday. Free tax preparation available 9 a.m. Wednesdays through April 13.

Mary Nelle Robbins Lenora Fleischman explains her painting.

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THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 20 “Monty Python’s Spamalot” production, William H. Inman Humanities Theatre, Walters State Community College Morristown campus. Presented by Encore theatrical company. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Info/tickets: etcplays.org or 423-318-8331.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 Computer Workshops: “Internet and Email Basics,” 2 p.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. Requires “Introducing the Computer” or equivalent skills. Info/registration: 525-5431. International Folk Dance Class, 7:30-10 p.m., Claxton Community Center, 1150 Edgemoor Road, Clinton. Info: Paul Taylor, 898-5724; oakridgefolkdancers.org; on Facebook.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 Family Pajama Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Info: 922-2552. Plainview 7th District Neighborhood Watch meeting, 7 p.m., Plainview Community Center. Info: 992-5212.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 18-20 “Printmaking” class, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris. Instructor: John Allen. Part of the Featured Tennessee Artist Workshop Series. Info/registration: 494-9854; appalachianarts.net.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 AAA Driver Improvement Course, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., AAA office, 100 W. Fifth Ave. Eight-hour course helps reduce points for traffic offenders and teaches how to reduce risk while driving. Cost: $40 members/$50 nonmembers. Must preregister. Info/registration: Kate, 862-9254, or Stephanie, 862-9252. Arbor Day celebration, 1-5 p.m., Marble

Springs State Historic Site, 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway. Free; donations appreciated. Info: marblesprings.net; 573-5508; info@marblesprings.net. Camp Sam Hike and Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Norris Dam State Park, 125 Village Green Circle, Rocky Top. Meet at the Camp Sam Trailhead, located at TVA’s picnic shelter/across street from Powerhouse Road. Bring water and lunch; gloves and tools provided. Adults only. Leader: Ranger Lauren Baghetti. Info: 4267461. East Tennessee Kidney Foundation’s Lucky Kidney Run and Irish Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Market Square. Festival features: live music, dancing, vendor booths, and kids’ inflatables and midway games. Info/ Run or walk registration: etkidney.org. Free beginning beekeeping class, 1-3 p.m., Treadway Fire Hall on Highway #131. Presented by Clinch Valley Beekeeping Association. Info/registration: Wanda Coleman, 423-944-3230. Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Sponsored by Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee. Info: www.feralfelinefriends.org. “A Night in Old Havana” ETTAC fundraiser, 6:30-10 p.m., Lighthouse Knoxville Event Center, 6800 Baum Drive. Includes: authentic Cuban food and music, a Latin dance showcase, casino game tables, a silent auction, a coffee and dessert bar, cigars bar and door and raffle prizes. Tickets: $25. Tickets: ettac.org/nohregistration2016.html; 219-0130, ext. 221. Info: Mat Jones, 219-0130, ext. 228, or mjones@ettac.org. Spring Hike, 10 a.m.-noon, Big Ridge State Park, 1015 Big Ridge Road, Maynardville. Meet at park office. Leader: Ranger Scott Ferguson; hike: 1-3 miles. Info: 992-5523. Yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway. Spots are $10 or donate items to the youth section of the sale. Info: 690-1060.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 19-20 “The Secrets of Fine Art Photography” presented by J Way Photography, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Cost: $200. Info/ registration: 214-6364.

MONDAY, MARCH 21 “Introduction to Beekeeping” class, 6-9 p.m., Clinton Community Center in Clinton. Open to anyone interested in beekeeping. Sponsored by the Anderson County Beekeepers Association. Info/registration: 4638541 or clowden@comcast.net.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22 “A Focus on Fashion” fashion show benefitting the Historic Ramsey House, noon, Cherokee Country Club. 5138 Lyons View Pike. Boutique shopping open 10:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations deadline: March 16. Info/reser-

vations: 546-0745. AAA Driver Improvement Course, 5:30-9:30 p.m., AAA office, 100 W. Fifth Ave. Four-hour course helps reduce points for traffic offenders and teaches how to reduce risk while driving. Cost: $30 members/$35 nonmembers. Must preregister. Info/registration: Kate, 862-9254, or Stephanie, 862-9252. Auditions for “Snow White & Rose Red,” 4:30-7:30 p.m., Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. By appointment only. Fourteen available roles; ages 9-18. For appointment: email Dennis Perkins, dennis@childrenstheatreknoxville.com, including name, age gender and preferred time. Homeschoolers at the Library Part 2: Everyday Expressions, 2 p.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Presented by East Tennessee Historical Society. Registration required. Info/registration: 922-2552. “Passionate for Pasta” cooking class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Cost: $50. Info/registration: avantisavoia.com or 922-9916.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 Bits ’N Pieces Quilt Guild meeting, 1 p.m., Community Building, Norris. Speaker: Joyce Morgan of The Quilt Patch in LaFollette. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Mary Jane Berry, 494-7841. International Folk Dance Class, 7:30-10 p.m., Claxton Community Center, 1150 Edgemoor Road, Clinton. Info: Paul Taylor, 898-5724; oakridgefolkdancers. org; on Facebook.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, MARCH 23-24 AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m., O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 382-5822.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 “Raised Beds: Build ’Em and Fill ’Em,” 3:154:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Presented by Master Gardener Michael Powell. Free and open to the public. Info: 329-8892.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Chilhowee Park Jacob Building. Tickets: $6 adults, $4 seniors and students; available at the door. “Name Your Price” rummage sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Lighthouse Christian Church, 8015 Facade Lane. Limited exceptions. Benefits LCC Youth Group. Saturday Lego Club, 3 p.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Info: 922-2552. Special stage version of the Lantern Tour, 4:30 p.m., Historic Rugby’s Rebecca Johnson Theater. Tickets: $10; reservations recommended. Info/reservations: 423-628-2441.


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Heavy lifting And I, when I am lifted up ‌, will draw all people to myself. He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die. (John 12: 32-33 NRSV)

Kids race across the grounds of Lake Forest Presbyterian Church searching for Easter eggs during the 2014 hunt. Photo submitted

Egg hunt organizers roll with it By Betsy Pickle Chilly or balmy, rain or shine, the community-wide Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Forest Presbyterian always rolls on. “Last year it was super cold,� says Lindsay Johnson, who organizes the hunt. “Three years ago it was rainy. We just move inside and hide eggs in the Sunday School department.� This year’s fun takes place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Satur-

day, March 19, at the church, 714 Lake Forest Drive. Colonial Heights United Methodist Church partners with Lake Forest to put on the event, which includes a light lunch, games and the telling of the story of Easter. Kids birth to 10 and their families are welcome to attend. Johnson says they’ve had bunnies for children to pet before, but the real stars are the youngsters. “It’s always one of our big-

gest events, it and the fall festival,� she says. “It’s so good for the community. Last year we had 40 kids, and only 15 of them were ours (church members’ kids).� Mark Curtis, who became the church’s pastor in July 2014, says the hunt is fun, but it’s also more than that. “The Easter Egg Hunt is a wonderful outreach to the community of South Knoxville that the church has been doing for years,� says Curtis.

Generating excitement By Cindy Taylor The Rev. Dr. Hollie Miller will bring the message at the 2016 Midland-Northern Evangelism Conference, set for 6 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Clear Springs Baptist Church, 8518 Thompson School Road. The Rev. Michael Viles is the director of missions for MidlandNorthern Association. “We were hoping that the new Clear Springs building would be ready in time for the conference but that isn’t going to happen,� said Viles. Dr. Miller is fast approaching 30 years as senior pastor at Sevier Heights Baptist Church. He accepted the call to preach at age 25 and has since earned Doctor of Ministry and Master

for the Midland-Northern Association. Viles said he and Vittatoe spend time in prayer each year before the conference seeking God’s will for whom the speaker should be. He said Miller spoke last year and there were many requests to have him return for the 2016 conference. Viles says the conference objective is threefold. “This is a great opportunity for our pastors and church members in the asDr. Hollie Miller sociation to come together for worship and for fellowof Divinity degrees. Miller ship. And of course a main and wife Paula have three goal is evangelism.� Viles says church memchildren, all of whom serve bers are encouraged to in ministry capacities. The Rev. Jerry Vitta- bring the un-churched with toe is evangelism director them to the conference and

“Since starting at Lake Forest ‌ it has quickly become one of my favorite events. “I love that we partner with Colonial Heights to put this event on. It is important to both congregations to reach across denominational lines in order to serve this great community in the best possible way. We are always looking for ways to work together, and with other South Knoxville churches, to serve the people of God.â€?

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viction, “That’s our job! We should be lifting up Jesus to the whole world! If we don’t let people know about Jesus and what He means to us – not only with words but by our actions as well – we have failed as disciples. I don’t mean we need to tackle strangers on the sidewalk and convert them on the spot. But we should not be afraid to speak His name, either; we should not hesitate to lift Him up, to say what He means to us, when given the opportunity. I am reminded of the famous motto of Boys Town, USA: “He ain’t heavy; he’s my brother!� Because to a Christian, “He ain’t heavy; He’s my savior!�

many have come to the Lord during past gatherings. As the largest facility in the association, Clear Springs has hosted the conference since its beginning in 2006. The Midland-Northern Association ranges from Blount to Hancock counties. More than 15 Classes/meetings churches are usually repre- ■First Comforter Church, 5516 Old Tazewell Pike, hosts MAPS (Mothers At Prayer Service) noon each Friday. Info: Edna Hensley, sented and more than 500 771-7788. guests are expected to attend this year’s event. Viles says the conference has Special services grown through the years ■ St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, will host the following services: Maundy Thursday, March 24, Holy Eucharist Rite and is always a great opporII and Foot Washing, 7 p.m.; Good Friday Liturgy, noon and 7 p.m. tunity to worship with other with Stations of the Cross, 1 and 3 p.m. Info: 523-5687. believers and non-believers ■ Easter Sunrise Mountain Top Service, 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March alike. The community is in27, Ober Gatlinburg. Led by local pastors of the Gatlinburg Minvited to share this special isterial Association. The offering collected during the service will time of worship. be used by the Association in assisting those in need. A breakfast “We need to be brighter buffet will be available at Ober Gatlinburg’s Seasons of Ober and bolder witnesses for Restaurant, 7:15-10:30 a.m. Info: 436-5423; fun@obergatlinburg. Christ. This conference alcom; obergatlinurg.com. ways generates excitement for sharing our faith.�

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Mark Pace: looks forward to ‘normal’ First Presbyterian Church’s minister of music Mark Pace, newly-arrived from New Hampshire, came to his path in life via a rather rocky road. Though he was passionate about music from a very young age, he says, as a child growing up in Hendersonville, N.C., his family could not afford piano lessons or a band instrument for him. “I always wanted to play the piano. I remember tapping on tables and pretending that it was a piano. When I was sixteen I bought a piano with money that I earned doing farm labor and then started taking piano lessons. I auditioned for college in piano a year and a half later at UNC-Greensboro.â€? There, the driven young man earned multiple diplomas in music: undergraduate degrees in organ performance and combined pia no -a nd- chora l-music education, and then a master’s degree in organ performance. Pace spent 17 years at First United Methodist Church of Rocky Mount, N.C. and nine at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Concord, N.H. He came to First Pres this year on Jan. 4 and immediately assumed the role of music director/ organist with considerable complications: the church, currently in the midst of an extensive renovation, has no adult or children’s choir rehearsal room or hand bell room ‌ and no organ. Its 54-year-old Casavant pipe organ is currently offsite in the care of Brad Rule, who builds and repairs pipe organs in his shop in New

There is a painting of Jesus that hangs in the chancel of the church where I worship. The text quoted above is printed underneath it. I don’t know who painted it, my research online notwithstanding. There are some six thousand paintings of Christ available on line, and frankly I gave up the search after looking at about 600. I have worshipped in that church for almost three years, but it was only last Sunday that I read that quote with new understanding. I have understood it literally, in reference to Jesus’ being lifted up on the cross, which is not incorrect. John, the Gospel writer, certainly understood it that way, being the only disciple with courage enough to be present at the crucifi xion. Now I think that perhaps Jesus intended it with a double meaning as well. Because last Sunday, I read it again, and thought with utter surprise and con-

â– Parkridge Community Organization meets 6:30 p.m. each first Monday except holidays, Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine St. Info: Jerry Caldwell, 329-9943.

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Former UT cheerleader Mallory Moss gets all tonguetwisted as she reads “Fox in Socks” to a classroom at Ritta.

Reading across Ritta

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FHS student ambassador Sarah Emory (center) prepares Sierra Student ambassador Graham Baer provides assistance as Janaskie and Isabella Beal for their newscast in the FulCom Jonathan Wellman reads from a script to record his announcetelevision station. Photos by R. White ment for an upcoming song on Falcon radio. Instructor Russell Mayes puts each recording on a jump drive for the students to take home.

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Rachel McFarling, Miss Volunteer Princess, reads a Dr. Seuss book to students at Ritta Elementary. McFarling, a ninth grade student at Gibbs High, helped to organize a book drive for Children’s Hospital. Her pageant platform is early literacy, and with the help of several schools (including Ritta), she collected 2,500 books. Photos by R. White

UT volleyball player Taylor Johnson shares her love of reading with students at Ritta.

Students with an interest in communications should check out Fulton High School’s magnet program, FulCom. Falcon radio WKCS-fm is run by Russell Mayes, and on a recent sneak peek, students got some hands-on experience in the station. Participants announced a song to be played on the radio, which Mayes recorded and put onto a jump drive for them to take home. In the digital design lab, instructor Sandy Campbell helped students create an illustration from scratch using Adobe Illustrator. Student ambassadors were on hand to help answer questions and provide guidance. The television station was a fun stop for students as they took part in a newscast and then watched the editing process with instructor Tommy Givens. The edited materials were uploaded to the students’ jump drives for a keepsake of the day. Steve Morrell works in digital arts and design, and after snapping photos of

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each participant in the photography studio, he helped the models put themselves on the cover of a magazine using digital software. Morrell and his talented crew of students worked together to photograph each eighth grader present so that the web design team could create name badges for each. In the web design lab, Matt Mosley showed student participants how code can affect a website. The group also helped design and produce the name badges that students wore during the event. Whether in television, radio, web design or digital design, FulCom is a great place to learn skills that will be useful in building a successful career in the field of communications.

Jorden Suggs learns how to code from instructor Matt Mosley and FHS senior Courtney Rader in the web design seminar.

FulCom instructor Steve Morrell assists a student in making a magazine cover in the digital arts and design showcase.

News from the Rotary Guy

Presidents-elect get PETS training Volunteer: David Hall, chief operating officer, UT Medical Center

By Tom King

Noah Jones and Caleah Flemmings hold their prizes from U.S. Cellular. Photo by S. Clark

A good corporate citizen By Sandra Clark U.S. Cellular donated $500 to three members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley last week at Northwest Middle School. They were customerselected winners of the Black History Month Art Contest. Caleah Flemmings took first place and a $250 Visa gift card; Noah Jones took second place and a $150 gift card; Erica Cooper, who could not attend the presentation, claimed third place and a $100 card. Scott Bacon, chief development officer for the Boys and Girls Club, told the assembled youngsters that, “We talk a lot about citizenship. Well, there is also corporate citizenship and U.S. Cellular is as good as it gets.” Knoxville City Council member and former mayor Daniel Brown told the kids, “There’s a great history of African-American leaders. Your creativity in this artwork is impressive.” Bacon was proud to show off the after-school club at Northwest Middle. Using

It is said in the world of Rotary International that the most important job is being a club president – and Rotary has more than 34,000 clubs around the world. Club presidents have a big workload – they lead their clubs, engage and inspire members, promote Rotary in their communities and work to make weekly meetings and board of directors meetings both fun and productive. The Rotary year runs from July 1 to June 30. New club presidents begin their work at the weekly meetings the first week in July. But their work really begins in the months leading up to that first meeting. The primary training event is PETS – PresidentsElect Training Seminar. Six of the presidents-elect of the seven Rotary clubs in Knoxville will be in Nashville this week (March 18-20) at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. This is a multi-district event with presidents-elect from Districts 6780 in East Tennessee joining their counterparts from five other Rotary districts in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky for intensive training and preparing for their year as

the gym and cafeteria, the Boys and Girls Club has attracted one-third of enrolled students, some 300 members with about 100 to 150 attending daily, Bacon said. Thomas White, the area sales manager for U.S. Cellular, presented the gift cards. In a prepared release, Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Tennessee, said this is the first year of the promotion, designed to honor influential African-Americans and inspire students’ creativity and knowledge of these heroes. “Our store associates in Knoxville loved sharing the artwork with our customers and others who came in to vote.” The top 10 finalists were ■ Lauren Chesney has been hired as chosen by a panel of judges. director of Their entries were displayed marketing and at area U.S. Cellular stores fundraising at where the public voted for Susan G. Kotheir favorites during Febmen Knoxville ruary. after working Following the gift card 16 years as presentations, White and director of others carried in boxes of community pizza and soft drinks to Chesney relations for Tennesshare.

BUSINESS NOTES

District Conference in Pigeon Forge Phyllis Driver

David Hall

Ted Hotz

Kevin Knowles Allen Pannell president. One of the presidentselect, Phyllis Driver of the Rotary Club of North Knoxville, had a schedule conflict this week and attended the PETS training in Natchez, Mississippi. Meet the presidents-elect of the Knoxville Rotary clubs: Rotary Club of Bearden: Ted Hotz, vice-president, Pugh and Co. Rotary Club of Knoxville Breakfast: Kevin Knowles, director, Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Matt Jerrell

David Smoak

Rotary Club of Farragut: David Smoak, administrator, town of Farragut Rotary Club of Knoxville: Allen Pannell, faculty, UT ProMBA; director of business analytics, Graduate School of Business, Lincoln Memorial University Rotary Club of North Knoxville: Phyllis Driver, professor emerita of accounting at Carson-Newman University Rotary Club of Turkey Creek: Matt Jerrell, Gem Care Staffing Rotary Club of Knoxville

see Smokies Baseball. Amy Dunaway is executive director. Chesney holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management from ETSU and is a graduate of Carter High School. Since 1997, Komen Knoxville has invested more than $6.68 million dollars in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects.

Union Service Organization, replacing Larry Jackson who is relocating to St. Louis. At ORNL FCU, Boler has served as the mortgage sales manager and recently as vice president of sales and service. Boler graduated from Carson-Newman University and will graduated from a regional credit union school in June.

■ Chris Boler, Powell resident and 6-year employee of ORNL Federal Credit Union, has been promoted to president of Credit

■ Christina L. Shuey has joined Summit Medical Group as a nurse practitioner at Turkey Creek Internal Medicine.

Rotarians from District 6780 will attend the 2016 District Conference on April 29-May 1 at the new Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge. On Thursday, April 28, the District Golf Tournament for “End Polio Now” will be played at the Gatlinburg Country Club in Pigeon Forge.

Club challenge in Alzheimer’s walk It’s Bearden Rotary vs. the Rotary Club of Knoxville – sorta. The 26th annual Knoxville Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk will be Saturday, April 9, and the Bearden Rotarians have issued a challenge to Knoxville Rotary to see which club can make the most money. The walk will be held at the University of Tennessee Gardens, 2518 Jacob Drive (off Neyland Drive). Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. Tom King is a retired newspaper editor, a Rotarian for 28 years and past president of the Rotary Club of Farragut. He can be reached at tking535@gmail.com

Correction Forentin

“Flo” Kunz, the Rotary Youth Exchange student studying in Kotka, Finland, was incorrectly pictured in last week’s Flo Kunz Shopp er. Flo, 16, attends Webb School of Knoxville.


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The “Women in Jazz Jam Band” will take part in the festivities at this weekend’s “Women in Jazz Jam Festival.” Shown are Maria Williams, Kelle Jolly, Sarah Clapp-Gilpin, Evelyn Jack, Deidre Ford and Lettie Andrade De La Torre. Seated is Jeanine Fuller. Photo

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By Carol Z. Shane In our town, where Vols football and “cradle of country music” lore reign supreme, it’s good to remember that Knoxville is also very much a jazz mecca. Some of the planet’s finest players live here, the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and UT jazz faculty are both worldclass, and the Knoxville Jazz Festival has its home here. This weekend brings a rare opportunity for jazz fans when the inaugural “Women in Jazz Jam Festival” takes place in downtown Knoxville and surrounding areas. The lineup is truly impressive. Featured artists include vocalists Katy Free, host of the weekly Singer Series at the Red Piano Lounge; Brooklyn transplant and versatile vocalist Jeanine Fuller; Lettie Andrade De La Torre, who sings both classical and jazz music; Sarah Clapp-Gilpin, a veteran not only of jazz

but of many stage musicals; Yasameen Hoffman Shahin, lead vocalist for the band “Electric Darling,” known for her vocal sass and soul; Dara Tucker, the nationally-recognized vocalist and songwriter who has to her credit many appearances in New York City, New Orleans, San Jose and the PBS show “Tavis Smiley”; local favorite Evelyn Jack, a member of the Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir and annual soloist for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame; and Maria Williams, familiar to Knoxville audiences for 20 years. Also performing will be guitarist/vocalist/ bandleader Kukuly Uriarte, well-known locally as a force for Django-Reinhardt-inspired hot jazz and Hispanic culture through music and song; Nashvillian Christina Watson, who will be bringing her world-class jazz quartet; Oak Ridge’s Deidre Ford, director of the 17-piece Ensemble Swing

Time, in which she also sings and plays baritone sax; “Venus,” a quintet consisting of voice, bass, guitar, drums and keyboard; and local jazz luminary Kelle Jolly, host of WUOT’s “Jazz Jam with Kelle Jolly” and, along with her husband, saxophonist Will Boyd, 2015 recipient of the MLK Art Award. It’s Jolly, in fact, who has brought the whole thing together. She started singing jazz in high school, and became a fan of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti Austin and Dianne Reeves. “Sarah Vaughan especially made an impression on me. She sang with such warmth and control. Her voice was velvety and rich.” She’s been singing and promoting the art of jazz ever since. “Singing jazz has given me purpose.” In addition to hosting her radio show and performing regularly, she and Boyd have traveled to Japan for the

last 10 years as jazz ambassadors. “All of our fondest memories together are connected to jazz.” The festival offers much more than great jazz performances. On Saturday morning, there will be vendors and workshops at the Emporium Center on Gay Street. WDVX’s “Jazz Me Blues” host Bradley Reeves will present a talk on women in the 1920s and 30s jazz era. Children will be encouraged to write their own blues lyric and sing it live. “Children have great ideas,” says Jolly. “We have to show them the options they have for creativity.” The “Women in Jazz Jam Festival” begins at noon this Friday, March 18, at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 South Gay Street, and runs through Sunday, March 20. Tickets/info: call 622-7174, visit http://womeninjazzjamfestival.com or email womeninjazzjamfestival@gmail.com.

is immediately apparent to those viewing the show. The categories include wildlife, scenic and travel. Paired with the photography exhibit are handmade books by members of the

Knoxville Book Arts Guild. The books are the perfect 3-D comp a n ions to the photos. They are always visually fascinating and can move the viewer to experience a display of wit or humor, an emotional reaction to a pictorial and verbal tale, or outright amazement at the cleverness of the a particular book design concept. The collection is large and boasts a wide range of

Fountain City its are free to the public year-round. This show runs through March 31. The Southern Appalachian Nature Photography artists hold a judged salon every February just before the FCAC exhibit. Half of the photographs are stunning black and white prints while the other half are in

glorious color. Not all of the subject matter is limited to the Appalachian area. Some of the photographers in the group have traveled beyond the United States. The high quality of the photography

By Sherri Gardner Howell

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highlights art show in

By Sylvia Williams

coming in April If you are still on the shelf when it comes to pickleball, you need to know that the game is a pretty big dill. Sorry. Couldn’t resist. That’s the problem with pickleball. Its name keeps newcomers confused: Is it real or a Nickelodeon challenge game? The masses aren’t that confused. Pickleball has taken the area by storm, and the city of Knoxville is hosting its first-ever pickleball tournament April 15-17. The tournament is open play with both singles and doubles divisions. Single tournaments begin on Friday, April 15, with doubles beginning on Saturday and mixed doubles on Sunday. Age brackets are 18-plus, 50-plus, 60-plus and 70 and older. Registration fee is $30. The tournament will be played on Knoxville’s 18 pickleball courts – 12 indoor and six outdoor – with West Hills Park courts being the host area. A mixture of tennis, badminton and ping pong, pickleball appeals to a wide age range of participants. The city has courts at West Hills Park, Christenberry Community Center, Deane Hill Rec Center, Inskip Rec Center, Lonsdale Rec Center, Milton Roberts Rec Center and South Knoxville Community Center. Tournament info: https://registration.knoxvilletn.gov. Click on Athletics and then Adult Pickleball.

Nature photography Make time to come by the Fountain City Art Center to experience the new and very visually engaging exhibit of handmade books and professional-quality nature photography. This early spring show has been an annual event for the past five years. All FCAC exhib-

Pickleball tournament

found objects and recyclable materials. For example, one book is “rescued” from falling apart, but now features artfully torn-back layers of its pages and a wire tornado-like structure coming out of the book as well as a wire person struggling to escape the book as well. How about an aluminum can from an uncommon brand of tomatoes with a book made of cut out and connected paper tomato slices? Another eye-catcher is an apothecary’s shelves with bottles and books in miniature. Info: 865-357-2787 or fcartcenter@lknology.com Sylvia Williams is executive director of the Fountain City Art Center.

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