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VOL. 50, NO. 35
AUGUST 29, 2011
Fishy? Powell Masons treat community to fish and fries See page A-2
Dance team member Katlyn Jordan Hayden Williams plays the tuba
Psyching up! Powell readies for big game By Sandra Clark
Grand openings A look back at Vols’ season openers See Marvin’s story on page A-7
Football player Dyshawn Mobley
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Godspeed, Superman Betty Bean says goodbye to longtime friend James Anderson See page A-4
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First Baptist Church of Powell is more than holding its own during this period of a stagnant economy. It’s actually expanding its mission work. According to FBCPowell’s pastor for missions and evangelism, Tim McGhee, this can be attributed to a couple of factors. While giving is up by 5 percent for the first six months of this year, overall giving has been generally flat for the past few years since the recession officially hit the country in 2008, according to McGhee. One factor that is helping the church do more with less is the shift of some of its focus from internal, activities aimed at members, to external, things that
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Wow! The parking lot at Powell Place was packed last Thursday as students, families and friends rallied to support the Panther football team in Friday’s home opener
against Austin-East. Food City hosted the kickoff pep rally and provided free water. Rain threatened but never dampened the enthusiasm of the kids and fans. The band played on, the cheerers cheered, the dancers danced, the coaches
looked somber and the players wore grey Panther T-shirts and clustered at the edge of the crowd. In all, it was a tremendous show of Powell Pride and community support for this Panther team which exceeded expectations last season and looks toward another great year.
Cheerleader Deanna Lyon Photos by S. Clark
Churches challenged Declining revenue forces review, innovation By Sandra Clark Recently, The Tennessean profiled Nashville area churches that have closed or modified their outreach since the onset of the economic downturn in 2008. We tasked Shopper reporters to talk with church leaders to discover the impact of the economy on their congregations. While each Shopper-News paper has interviews from its community, readers can find all interviews on our website at www. ShopperNewsNow.com/. What did we learn? Smaller churches are hurting worse than larger ones, which seem better able to absorb flat or declining revenue. Some churches are growing, such as Concord United Methodist which just hosted a three-day celebration of its
new contemporary worship center. Others have been challenged to become “better stewards” of the Lord’s money. According to the Tennessean, most of the state’s residents belong to congregations with fewer than 100 people, and many of those actually number fewer than 50. A 2010 survey on church giving showed small churches endured a heavy 40 percent drop in donations during the economic crisis. With far less money for building maintenance and fewer people volunteering, more congregations are considering closing down. An example is Nashville’s LaVergne Presbyterian Church. With a congregation of seven, it will no longer collect canned goods for the food pantry or recite the Apostles’ Creed. It voted to disband after 124 years of service. Knoxville native the Rev. Dale Peterson writes in his book, “Leave a Well in the Valley,” of a similar situa-
Anxiety at Powell Presbyterian
tion. The congregation of the oldest Baptist church in Michigan dwindled to fewer than 200 members and risked what Peterson called “death by default.” Instead, it voted to merge with another congregation, giving away approximately $11 million in assets and ending its historic mission. The Tennessean story concludes: “Four Methodist congregations in Tennessee have closed this year, and 16 Tennessee Baptist Convention churches closed last year. All were small with well under 100 members. It has been extremely hard for church leaders to close down their congregations. … Not only is it hard for church leaders and attendees but also for the communities that these church closings are occurring in. Many compare their church closings to the death of a friend. Many have hopes that the tenacious and steadfast faith of church members won’t be forgotten.”
“There is anxiety in our church,” says Powell Presbyterian Church pastor Jonathan Warren. With a congregation of just below 100, the church has noticed a drop off in giving, especially this year according to Warren. “Gas prices have increased, food costs have increased, retirees are not sure how their stocks are going to do, it does affect people’s giving,” says Warren. In the first two years of his pastorship, the church surpassed its giving pledges. It has also gained almost 10 percent in membership. Warren does not credit all of this to the economy. “The changes were due to the changing of the guard here,” he says,
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Carter proposal: What might have been By Larry Van Guilder The Devon Group’s announcement that it was withdrawing its proposal to build a new elementary school in Carter shook Knox County
Analysis Mayor Tim Burchett’s office and left most observers scratching their heads. Now a review of the scores awarded to the project finalists by the
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county’s evaluation committee reveals how close the competition was and how the rankings of one evaluator changed the outcome for the runner-up, Partners Development, and may have sealed the fate of the project. The six-member evaluation committee was chaired by Mitch Steenrod, a senior executive with Pilot Travel Centers. Developer Buzz Goss, Mathew Myers from county purchasing, Doug
Dillingham with the school system, local executive Kevin Wilson and UT architecture professor Tricia Stuth rounded out the committee. The finalists were the Devon Group, Hewlett Spencer LLC, Municipal Capital Markets Inc. and Partners Development. The proposals were rated in five categories: cost, adherence to program standards, time to complete, innovation and “identification and complete understand-
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ing” of any proposed financing arrangement. Cost, which considered the long-term operating costs of the facility in addition to the contract amount, was worth 35 points. Program standards was assigned 30 points and time to complete 15. Innovation and understanding proposed financing were worth 10 points each. Thus a perfect score was 100, and a proposal could receive a maximum score of 600
when the individual evaluations were totaled. Hewlett Spencer and Municipal Capital Markets finished with scores of 541.63 and 539. 2 respectively. Both lagged the leaders by a fair margin. The Devon Group edged Partners Development 558.22 to 552.5. In order, these were the individual scores for the Devon Group and Partners Development: To page A-2
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Masonic fish fry
Cooking fish and fixings (or watching) are Clarence Smallwood, Todd Samples (pouring potatoes into a deep fryer), Jonathon Samples, Bill Neubert and his son, Gabe. Powell Masonic Lodge hosted the community to the annual fish fry. Todd Samples said he expected to fry 100 pounds of fish, 40 pounds of potatoes and another 40 pounds of hush puppies. Photo by S. Clark
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Powell High freshman Sabrina van Buren gets rinsed by parent Kay Jeffers at the car wash sponsored by the Powell High School band. During a lull, the students dumped buckets of sudsy water onto each other, requiring a rinse. Sophomore Kayla Jeffers (not pictured) was equally wet. Photo by S. Clark
Meeting set for Powell Swim Team A parent information meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Powell High Library for Powell Middle and Powell High students interested in swimming on the Powell Swim Team.
Auditions for ‘The Ghastly Gala …’ The Wild Thyme Players will have open auditions for its upcoming Halloween production “The Ghastly Gala of the Grand Guignol” 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, and 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Trinity United Methodist Church on Western Avenue. Anyone 16 and older is encouraged to audition. Performances will take place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, at Relix Variety Theatre. Info: 325-9877 or email email@example.com.
‘Arts in the Airport’ The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts and Culture Alliance will present “Arts in the Airport” through Thursday, Oct. 20, in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint. The exhibition will feature selected artwork from more than 40 artists in East Tennessee. A gallery of images from the exhibit is available at www.knoxalliance.com/album/airport_spring11.html.
Carter proposal From page A-1
■ Goss – 98, 97 ■ Dillingham – 96.8, 97.5 ■ Steenrod – 94, 97 ■ Stuth – 94, 78 ■ Wilson – 93.12, 96 ■ Myers – 82.3, 87 A glance at the list reveals that Myers was not as impressed with the proposals as his fellow committee members. His rankings for all the finalists ranged from 82.3 to 87.1. But Stuth’s score of 78 for Partners Development leaps
off the page. Statistically, it’s an “outlier,” although not a “significant” outlier. The Shopper-News asked purchasing director Hugh Holt if he considered dropping Stuth’s score from the ranking because it differed so markedly from the others. “We looked at that,” Holt said. “We’re numbers people.” In the end, he said, “everybody on the committee” felt Stuth had performed conscientiously, that her ranking was not “arbitrary or capricious.” A closer look at the evaluation shows most of the difference in Stuth’s scores for Devon and Partners derives from two areas, cost and in-
Arts and Culture Alliance presents “In Absence” The Arts and Culture Alliance’s Artist in Residence, Brandon Woods, will present the exhibit “In Absence” 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Emporium Center. The solo exhibit catalogs the six months of Woods’ residency and includes oil paintings and photography.
KSO kicks off new season The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s new season will begin Tuesday, Sept. 6, and will include the Masterworks, Pops and Chamber series, the Family Concert Series and the annual Clayton Holiday Concerts. Single tickets are on sale now. Info: 291-3310 or visit www.knoxvillesymphony.com.
September at Art Market Gallery The Art Market Gallery’s featured artists for September are Gordon Fowler and Pat Delashmit. A reception will be held in their honor Friday, Sept. 2. Fowler creates heirloom-quality items using a woodturning lathe and
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novation. Innovation encompasses nearly any aspect of the design that could reduce costs, increase efficiency or “greatly enhance the educational experience.” Stuth awarded the Devon Group 32 points for cost and 8 for innovation. Partners Development earned 27 points for cost and none for innovation, a 13-point swing that clinched the top ranking for Devon. Although Partners’ proposed cost was roughly $1 million below the $13.8 million price tag negotiated with Devon, Devon’s proposal included innovations in energy efficiency. Municipal Capital Markets also rated a
zero in innovation on Stuth’s scorecard. It was a judgment call to retain Stuth’s ratings. While her integrity and good faith efforts are not in question, the unintended consequence of retaining the outlier ranking may be to quash the effort to build rather than renovate in Carter. The school board reluctantly came to the table the first time. The second time around may prove a harder sell for the mayor. The Shopper-News attempted to contact Stuth about her rankings. She did not respond to our questions.
Delashmit is a fiber artist who creates woven tapestries, soft sculpture and mixed media pieces.
Silent movie at the Tennessee Theatre On Sunday, Sept. 4, the silent movie “The General” will air at the Tennessee Theatre at 3 p.m. The movie, starring Buster Keaton and Marion Mack, was filmed in 1927. Organist Ron Carter will accompany “The General.” Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets are on sale at the Clinch Avenue Ticket office and may be ordered by phone at 684-1200.
Christian music festival The Sherman Oaks Christian Music Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, at Sherman Oaks Campground, 1601 E. Highway 25/70 in Dandridge. Award winning artists including Soul Sister Sally, Lara Landon and UR1 will perform. Gates open at 9 a.m. Tickets are available at www.itickets.com or at Lifeway Christian Bookstores. Info: www.shermanmusicfestival.com.
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Playing with fire a blaze at a trailer he paid $2,500 for 20 years ago. Speaking at the recent County Commission lunBy Larry Van Guilder cheon, Kiser said the bill The numbers can be represented two years of stunning. A Corryton resi- Social Security benefits for dent was billed $56,200, her father. Contacted late later reduced to $44,200, last week, she said a comto contain a fire in April promise was in the works. 2009. More recently, Mary Sources close to Rural/ Kiserâ€™s father received a bill Metro say these incidents for more than $18,000 from are uncommon. But when Rural/Metro to extinguish they do occur, the wisdom of
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subscribing to Rural/Metro or the fire department serving your community in the county becomes apparent. Before Kiser spoke, Chief Jerry Harnish of Rural/ Metro provided commissioners with an overview of the departmentâ€™s costs. For unlucky county residents such as Kiserâ€™s father, one number stood out in the chiefâ€™s presentation. The cost for subscribing to Rural/Metro for the owner of a 1,500 to 2,000 square foot house is about $264 annually.
The comparable subscription cost in Shelby County is $366, Harnish said. If calculated as cost per capita, the method used by the International City Management Association, Knox County residents pay $60 compared to more than $150 in Shelby County. Harnish said nonsubscribers use about 40 percent of the departmentâ€™s services but pay only about 2.5 percent of the costs. Some costs are unrecoverable, such as personnel and equipment utilized in the
Tedford Road landfill fire in 2008. Thereâ€™s nothing mysterious about the bill a nonsubscriber may face for containing a fire, Harnish said. He acknowledged that anyone getting a $1,500 invoice for extinguishing a fire in a car worth $800 may not see the value, but it reflects the actual costs, which he pegged at $1,500 per hour â€“ annual expenses divided by annual hours worked. Among the biggest issues facing the industry are the costs for nonsub-
A nother example is the Kingdom Challenge program the church has been running for the past couple McGhee of years. The Kingdom Challenge is a discipleship strategy that challenges believers to obey Christâ€™s extreme command to deny self, take up their
cross daily and forsake all that they have to follow Him in expanding His kingdom. Members are counseled in getting out of debt and essentially downsizing their lives. McGhee tells of one member who related to him that he had cut his expenses by 50 percent by taking up the Kingdom Challenge. The Kingdom Challenge represents about $200,000 of the churchâ€™s budget and it has all been new revenues, said McGhee. So First Baptist is able to do more with the same. It has â€œchurch plantsâ€? â€“ new churches â€“ in places like Mill City, Ore., and Baltimore, Md. It plans a church plant in the old North Knoxville area. Its missionaries travel all over the world. The church has ministries that serve area mobile home parks, housing projects such as Western Heights and North Ridge Crossing (formerly Christenberry Heights). It offers adult Bible study classes in Lonsdale. â€“ Greg Householder
Powell Presbyterian Church
Anxiety at Powell Presbyterian From page A-1
referring to his taking over as pastor. â€œNew people come in and people leave,â€? he said. While giving is off thus far, Warren says that the church has a recent history of lagging on pledges and then catching up and surpassing them near the end of the year. Powell Presbyterian added a mobile food pantry this year after a single individual contributed approximately $800 for the trailer of food from Second Harvest Food Bank. Normally PPC has three mobile pantries per year and this year the church will have four. The church also participates in the Family Promise ministry. Family Promise is a program where homeless families live in area churches for a period of time before moving to another until they can find housing through KCDC. Warren has noticed that it seems that families are taking longer to find housing â€“ an indication of the impact of a bad economy. The biggest impact of the
bad economy on the church is the stress and anxiety it has brought. This puts pressure on pastors Warren because as people feel they have less and less control over their lives, they need to vent. And pastors are the recipients of this venting. â€œThat might mean people donâ€™t show up at church as often,â€? he says. â€“ Greg Householder
First Baptist Church of Powell
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impact a broader audience. An example is how the church shifted resources used for the traditional Wednesday night suppers for members to feeding 300-350 people per week in the mobile home park ministry, shut-ins and at the hospice in Halls.
scribers and the â€œfragilityâ€? of volunteer services, Harnish said. A utility district service charge could address these issues in part and reduce the cost to former subscribers by bringing anyone with a water meter into the system. Harnish said a special district tax would allow the most equitable distribution of costs and allow the county to specify service levels. However, instituting it might require modification of the county procurement code.
â€˜Duels and Dessertsâ€™ The Wild Thyme Playersâ€™ stage combat training program Shake, Rattle and Role will present â€œDuels and Desserts,â€? a combat exhibition and bake sale fundraiser, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Candoro Marble Company in South Knoxville. Students of the program will demonstrate various fighting styles, weapons and unarmed stage combat. A reception will kick things off. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. All proceeds will go toward The Wild Thyme Players and the Candoro Arts and Heritage Center. Info: 325-9877 or email director@ wildthymeplayers.org.
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At Superman’s funeral The Rev. Tiki Dixon gave the eulogy at James Anderson’s funeral. He told the family to look around and see who was there.
Betty Bean That was important, he said, because one of the markers of a life well lived is when the people at your funeral don’t all look like you. If the Andersons followed his instruction, they saw a sanctuary packed with all kinds of people – young, old and in-between; black, white and in-between; rich, poor and inbetween. Although we’d welcome some cooler temperatures, we That’s when I swear aren’t jumping the gun on Christmas. Still, some cooling I heard James’ voice: off might be in order on County Commission. “There’s nobody here as Recently Commissioner Jeff Ownby made a plea for good-looking as me.” civility. He didn’t cite specifics but did allude to indisHe would have loved criminately reading blogs as one way in which public the crowd and he would figures may get their feelings hurt. Ownby also asked have loved the big red fire commissioners to show greater respect for one another truck waiting out front to during their deliberations. take him home. Same with There are a couple of ways to consider Ownby’s position. It was obvious to this writer that someone had taken a shot (or shots) at him in the blogosphere. Regrettable as that is, especially to the commissioner, it happens every day to public figures. Short of libel, this perk comes with the job – get used to it. That said, there is something commendable about Ownby’s longing for more civil discourse. The comments sections of most daily newspapers are a sewer. A recent front page phoDrop in a story promising the least hint of controversy to showed Chris Irwin, who and watch the anonymous commenters gnaw at one anwas wearing red paint faother as they scramble to claim the title of King Rat. It’s cial makeup, being denied past time for publishers and editors to practice a little entry to a public meeting extermination. of the TVA board. I do not Ownby’s political leanings are no secret, so it’s ironic know Chris Irwin. I had that some of the vilest political commentary over the air never heard of him before and on the Internet comes from the far right. Not that seeing this picture. I do left-leaning pundits are angels, but most can’t hold a not agree with his position candle to the likes of Michael Savage, Bill O’Reilly, Mark against nuclear energy. Levin and a host of lesser lights. However, we should Any public figure prone to wearing his heart on his ask why TVA is imposing sleeve should reflect on the difference between satiria dress code on ratepaycal banter and downright cussedness. If I call you a lilyers and citizens who wish livered son of a rattlesnake, you might be tempted to pull to attend a board meetout your six-shooter and let me have it. If I say it with a ing. Does not Chris Irwin grin, you’d probably laugh along with me. have a right to paint his Ownby tapped another vein with regard to the man- face, look foolish and still ner in which commissioners interact with one another. attend a public hearing of There’s historic city-county tension on the body, run- a government agency? Cerning in tandem with the Republican-Democrat split. tainly, he would not have Over the years, about as many Democrats as there are been turned away from palm trees in Greenland have served on commission, so meetings of City Council, it’s not difficult to see how the Dems may have developed County Commission or not only an inferiority complex, but a respectable load of even a KUB board meetfeistiness. ing for wearing red paint Commissioner Amy Broyles exemplifies the latter, makeup. and it’s not uncommon for her tenacity to irritate her Why is TVA worrying colleagues. Commissioner Mike Brown, who became about how people dress as visibly annoyed with Broyles at last week’s commission long as they are in fact not meeting, would probably call it stubbornness. There is a indecent? tendency for the outnumbered city slickers to filibuster Here is TVA’s response: an issue, but if you know you’re going down in the up“TVA asked that people coming vote you may as well get your money’s worth. attending the board meet“To build or not to build” Carter Elementary has ing dress without costume raised some hackles on commission lately. Dave Wright or make-up so each individand Richard Briggs aren’t exchanging love notes, and ual could be identified pribefore the issue is laid to rest the rhetoric may heat up a or to entering the meeting. few more degrees. We asked that no costumes So, Ownby’s plea for manners and restraint is not be worn to reduce any dismisplaced. But when the slings and arrows of outra- turbance at the meeting. geous columnists come your way, Jeff, don’t take it so We knew this would be an hard. Fame comes with a price. overflow crowd and the
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the fire department honor guard. He would have loved his wife, Kristi, taking her place in the church choir and, of course, his beautiful children and new grandchild. He would also have loved the solo his nephew Anthony sang: “You saw the best in me.” I couldn’t help thinking about how James won’t get to see Anthony running kickoff returns for the Vols this fall. The minister, of course, was right. The crowd at Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church was a reflection of a life that touched hundreds, maybe thousands, of others in everyday ways. Exuberant, boisterous and generous in the extreme, James was hilariously braggadocios and, before his health betrayed him, gifted with physical strength and athletic ability. When his big heart started to give out, he came to know the misery of failing health. But he was always willing to share what he had with whomever he
This picture of James Anderson and his grandson, Cayden, was taken the day before James died. Photo by David Bean thought might need some tomatoes from his garden or their yard mowed or someone to sit and visit a spell. Nobody could feel bad when James came calling. He wouldn’t allow it. In his youth, when he was a gifted athlete (an Anderson family trait), he took up power lifting, and muscles bulged on his fireplug frame. At one get-together, I was trying to light some charcoal and asked if
he had a match. “Not since Superman died,” he said, grinning that face-splitting grin. When he joined the Knoxville Fire Department, he found the perfect job. He could help people when they needed it, crack jokes with his buddies when it was slow and make time for his lawn care business. He made a smoker/ grill out of an old water heater and proclaimed his barbecue the best in town and probably the world. But he was plagued by heart trouble, and a couple of years ago, a lung full of toxic fumes he sucked down at a house fire ended his career prematurely, and probably helped cut short his life. One of the speakers at his funeral was a friend of his daughter Jessica’s whom he had coached in soccer. She called him Superman. How, she asked between wracking sobs, could Superman die? I haven’t figured that one out either.
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would allow the board to continue the listening session without interruption. We do not have a written policy, but nevertheless, we believe it was the prudent way to handle a formal business meeting to ensure the safety of the public and TVA staff.” This is from Barbara Martocci, a senior manager of public relations. My reaction is this: “Make up the rules as you go. Hide behind security (need to identify persons, hence no masks, paint, etc.) and phony decorum (no disturbances) and publish nothing. The people learn the rules when they get there. We are the federal government and can’t be questioned. If you think we are wrong, take us to court and maybe you will get an answer in eight to 10 months.” What is the TVA dress code? There is no written policy. Who, then, decides what is acceptable or not? Is this not a limit of free speech least amount of distraction guaranteed under our U.S.
Constitution? What if Lawson had worn orange paint to highlight his support of the Vols? Would a woman who wore a veil over her face due to religious reasons be barred from a TVA meeting? Would a person who wore a turban for cultural or religious reasons be barred? Who devised these unstated standards? No one is talking. Did the board in open session vote to impose a dress code? No. What public process occurred to arrive at this questionable decision? None. Is the TVA board seriously worried about how citizens dress at their board meetings when they have more important issues? I guess so. It is naive to think wearing makeup impacts the safety of the public and TVA staff. It may look silly and foolish but it has no impact on safety. By barring Chris Irwin, TVA gave him a front page photo in the New Sentinel. TVA made his day. And for what purpose? Seems to me he would have an excellent federal lawsuit against TVA for denying him his First Amendment rights. Will he will pursue this? Even if TVA could legally impose these standards, why bother? Who cares if someone looks foolish?
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For 16 years as mayor of Knoxville, I presided over public forums at City Council where citizens came in all forms of dress and costumes. Gary Hiscock came dressed as an American Indian. One person used her time to sing a song instead of making remarks. Other brought props. One asked for silence. The audience often held signs and posters reflecting their views. It never once occurred to me or to any member of council to prohibit these citizens (some of whom did not even live in the city) from appearing, dressed as they wished and saying what they wished. Has TVA become so high and mighty that they feel they are immune from comment reflected in how someone dresses? Of course, the same TVA tried to deny release of their top salaries until the News Sentinel threatened legal action. TVA needs to reach out to citizens and listen instead of figuring out ways to limit participation. Right now TVA is arrogantly tramping on guaranteed constitutional rights. If they can do it to Chris Irwin, it could be you next. Smokey, our UT mascot, 0had better avoid TVA public hearings. He will be barred. He might impact public safety.
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Teacher pay and tenure The current discussion of teacher pay, incentives, merit pay or what-have-you makes Lamar Alexander look like a prophet. And it makes
Sandra Clark one wonder how K-12 public education would look today had Lamar’s ideas for master teachers and merit pay been enacted in the 1980s. A case can be made that the master teacher and incentive pay components of Alexander’s Better Schools program set his career back 20 years and killed off his chances to be U.S. president. And all Tennesseans got for it was a lame, watered-down Career Ladder program that made no one happy. We can only hope that’s not the case with APEX. “APEX?” you say. “Advance. Perform. Excel,” says Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre. “APE?” said school board member Karen Carson. Ah, confusion from Day One. So McIntyre, the good soldier, scheduled three public meeting to discuss APEX (formerly known as strategic compensation). The next two are: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Bearden High, and 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at South-Doyle Middle School.
Indya Kincannon addresses teachers at Central High School’s forum on strategic compensation. “APEX is local. Bring your ideas to your administrator. Hopefully, morale will improve.” Photo by S. Clark Last week’s was at Central High, and teachers had several questions. APEX rates teachers on four criteria: student success (test scores, 35%), effective instruction (classroom observation, 35%), teacher leadership (measured by quality and impact, 20%), and high-needs schools (based on number of students on free/reduced lunch and longevity at that school, 10%). Teachers can earn an extra $1,500 or $2,000 per year, and there are schoolwide and administrator awards as well. The plan is extremely detailed, and already teachers are poking at holes. “Morale is low,” said one. “It’s defeating to be told that most of us will be a ‘three.’ ”
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“Is there a quota on the 4s and 5s?” “What are the criteria for physical education teachers?” “Yeah, what about art and career technical education?” “Can music teachers be evaluated by a music supervisor, someone who knows our subject?” “What if I take maternity leave?” “What happens when the money runs out? Will this program stay?” Good grief! You’d think McIntyre was sticking his hands into the teachers’ pockets to take away money they’ve already got. APEX is funded with outside money, not the general schools budget. And, yes, it might go away. But anyone who improves to earn the incentives will be left with better skills. McIntyre said the program is not about getting rid of bad teachers, but is “trying to help teachers get better every year … better every day.” He said changes in state law will make tenure difﬁcult to obtain and “rare,” but Knox County Schools will work with teachers who try to improve. “Teach the children with passion. Keep learning, and you’ll be OK.”
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WORSHIP NOTES Community services ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, takes orders for Angel Food Ministries by phone or in person the Saturday before each distribution on the third Saturday of each month. Info: 228-9299 or the church office, 690-0160. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC Food Pantry hands out food to local families in need 1-2 p.m.
■ Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, will host “Laugh All Night: An Evening of Comedy to Benefit Agape Outreach Homes” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Comedians will include Marty Simpson, Jonnie W. and Renard Hirsch. Tickets are $10 or $35 for four. Info: http://www. agapeoutreachhomesonline. org/.
Homecomings ■ Glenwood Baptist Church of Powell will celebrate 121 years of service to the community during its homecoming Sunday, Sept. 18. Everyone is invited.
myself when the budget gets a little tight, to those I encounter in my work who are struggling and to friends who are uneasy about the economy. At the time, I was speaking about money. This week, however, I have begun to think of the days of our lives as manna as well. Like manna, they are doled out day by day, and nothing we can do – nothing! – can speed them up or slow them down. Our days are given to us one at a time, and each one is precious and unique. We can use them or squander them, enjoy them or endure them. Last week, my mother was in the hospital for a few days after a fall. Her health
has been failing for some time, but this moved us into a new world of decisionmaking. Then, the news that coach Pat Summitt has early onset dementia stunned everyone who loves and respects and admires her. For this woman of such intelligence, such vitality, such discipline, such intensity, such power to be stricken at her age with a disease that is usually associated with old age is unthinkable. She pledges to fight it with everything she has, and I have no doubt she will. Still, it gives one pause. We have no guarantees. A 90-something preacher I
Women’s programs ■ Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church, 400 East Beaver Creek Drive, will host the Beth Moore “Living Proof Live” simulcast event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Admission is free; seating is limited. To register: 484-4066 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ■ Knoxville Christian Women’s Connection will host an “Extend a Hand Around the World” luncheon 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Bearden Banquet Hall. Complimentary child care by reservation only. Cost is $10. RSVP by calling Connie at 693-298 or email dick3234@ bellsouth.net.
Sampsel to speak at KFL Bill Sampsel will be the guest speaker for the Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon at noon Tuesday, Aug. 30. Bill Sampsel The KFL is a group of Christian men and women who meet weekly at the Golden Corral in Powell.
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Music services ■ The River Church of Knoxville, 6634 Central Ave. Pike, #105, will host singing and ministry group New Desire 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 29-31. Info: 851-8354.
once knew always answered the routine greeting “How are you?” in the same way. His emphatic answer was always, “Oh, it’s a good day.” One morning my curiosity got the better of me, and I asked him, “Henry, why do you tell me it’s a good day when I haven’t asked about the day? I asked about you!” He grinned at me and replied, “At my age, any day I wake up is a good day!” It behooves us all to remember that. We should savor our days and use them well. As one of the children in Family Circus says: “Every day is a gift; that’s why we call it the present.”
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