POWELL/NORWOOD VOL. 53 NO. 6
IN THIS ISSUE
By Cindy dy Taylor Tay aylo lorr
on pages A-8 and A-9
Diane Dozier: a teacher
Jake Mabe remembers the late Diane Dozier.
See Jake’s tribute on page A-4
Haslam plan funds the dream High school graduates could attend two-year colleges or tech schools free of charge under a proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam. “Tennessee Promise” makes college accessible to all and will change the face of Tennessee.
Read Sandra Clark on page A-5
QB tourney ahead Marvin West writes: This is a very exciting time for Tennessee football fans. With the coming of springtime, they can look forward to a once-in-a-lifetime quarterback tournament.
Read Marvin West on page A-5
State of the Schools address
How can one measure the suc success of an event like Chocolatefest? By the teaspoon? The cup? The scale? Jennifer Johnsey coordinated and co-sponsored the event as a fundraiser for The Butterfly Fund charity. “We were truly surprised by the attendance at the return of Chocolatefest,” she said. “It had been gone for a few years, so we figured we would need to rebuild the event and it would take some time. That was definitely not the case. We never expected such a crowd! East Tennessee showed us they love their chocolate, and we are grateful to those who came and showed their support for The Butterfly Fund.” Chocolatefest 2014 was held at the Knoxville Expo Center Feb. 1. Sponsors had hoped to attract at least 500 people but planned for 1,500. Doors opened at 10 a.m. By noon all vendors were out of samples, and that news had to be given to the more than 100 people still waiting in line to get inside as well as those who continued to arrive until the 3 p.m. end time. Attendees who missed out on the freebies could still browse booths and make purchases until close without buying a ticket. “We apologize to the people
Sarah Amin receives a Mardi Gras-style necklace from Sugarbakers owner and Chocolatefest co-sponsor Larry Clark. Sugarbakers is celebrating 25 years in business. Photo by Cindy Taylor
who came but were disappointed when turned away,” said Johnsey. “We truly did not expect to sell out and are so sorry for the inconvenience. We will make it up to you next year!” The center was packed with vendors, bakers and demonstrators from local and surrounding area businesses. Everyone had samples
to share, and many sold their creations. The event was free but purchasing a ticket got you a “to-go” box and free samples from the more than 40 vendors who participated. Entertainment included live music and dancing along with the Sugarbakers strolling bear, Coco, and balloon fun and face painting for the kids.
Kim’s Kandies won Best of Show, and Miss Knoxville, Kendall Schulz, signed autographs. Plans are already under way for next year. Johnsey said Chocolatefest 2015 will move to the Knoxville Expo Center’s large exhibit hall with a bigger venue and more chocolate. Reach Cindy Taylor at email@example.com
TDOT: Deck survey ordered for Irwin Bridge By Jake Mabe
Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre will deliver his third annual State of the Schools address at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Hardin Valley Academy. The event is open to the public and Jim McIntyre refreshments will be provided. The address will overview academic progress in Knox County Schools, update on implementation of the five-year strategic plan and outline educational goals for the coming year. The address will be broadcast live on KCS-TV, Comcast Cable Channel 10 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. It will also be broadcast live on WBIR’s 10News2. On the web, it will be streamed live at knoxschools.org, and wbir.com. It can be heard on WKCS radio 91.1 FM and WKCS Retro Radio.
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Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct a deck survey to see if a repair project will be necessary for the aging Irwin Bridge on Interstate 75 South between Emory Road and Callahan Drive, TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi said. Weather and “wear and tear” created a three-foot pothole on the bridge last week that shut down portions of I-75 South over the bridge for two days. “The bridge was originally opened around 1969, and sections of the deck deteriorated over the years from traffic, water and salt,” Nagi said Friday. The deck was repaired in the late 1990s. “Over the years, the pounding of traffic, water and salt got in around the edges of the patch, and the cold weather caused the concrete in a small area to fail
A shot of the Irwin Bridge pothole as seen from Irwin Drive. Photos by S. Clark
TDOT workers patch the pothole on Irwin Bridge near Irwin Drive.
last year. The repair crew did a full-depth repair of a 2x2-foot area. “I am sure the impact of traffic dropping down onto the reinforcement in this small area further
weakened the original concrete in the surrounding area. I am sure precipitation was able to get into the cracks and freeze.” Nagi says once the deck starts to fail and drop down, the added
force of vehicles dropping onto already-weak concrete leads to a hole forming and can spread quickly. The section of I-75 South closed Feb. 4 was opened by Feb. 6.
A lifetime of ‘firsts’ By Betty Bean Theotis Robinson’s personal history has been tangled up with that of the University of Tennessee as far back as he can remember. A lifelong fan of Tennessee athletics, he remembers attending football games with his father, who cooked for the training table and received tickets to home games as part of his pay. “He would go in at halftime and check on the (post-game) meal, and he’d bring me back a sliced-turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato and a pickle and a Nesbitt’s Orange. That was 1951, ’52 and ’53. I saw Jim Haslam play. He was captain of the team in 1952 – of course, that was before he was Jim Haslam,” Robinson said.
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He doesn’t remember noticing that there was nobody who looked like him on the football field. “Look – I’m 10 years old. I’m growing up in the segregated South. It was just normal for me to see that kind of thing – nothing out of the ordinary.” And he didn’t have a clue that he’d make history nearly a decade later by forcing UT to admit him and two other black students as undergraduates, much less that he’d eventually be named UT’s vice president for equity and diversity, a job he held for 14 years under almost as many presidents, beginning with J. Wade Gilley. He retired Jan. 30 but still has an office
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New year, new program ‘Covenant Presents’ at Strang Center For several years, the popular “Parkwest Presents” series on health and lifestyle topics at the Frank Strang Senior Center has been coordinated through Parkwest Medical Center. But now the program has expanded to include all resources and physician expertise from throughout Covenant Health. The new name of the expanded program is “Covenant Presents.” “For many years we have enjoyed a close partnership with the Strang Senior Center,” said Debby Saraceni, Covenant vice president of marketing and physician services. “Our goal with ‘Covenant Presents’ is to expand on an already very solid and successful program that now will include physician speakers not only from Parkwest, but from the other hospitals and affiliates within Covenant Health.” Covenant Health includes eight hospitals, employs nearly 10,000 medical professionals and is affiliated with more than 1,300 of the region’s elite physicians of many different specialties. The more robust program will connect medical professionals with local seniors to present health and lifestyle topics of interest to the group, topics such as medication safety, diabetes education, vision and neurological conditions. The program’s purpose is to provide valuable health care information, as well as create an opportunity for participants to have concerns and questions answered.
Ashley Hankla (standing) introduces Fort Loudoun Medical Center Pharmacist Tim Pierce, DPh (seated) at a recent presentation about medication safety held at Frank Strang Senior Center.
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Dr. Joel E. Norman of TN Brain and Spine, a member of Covenant Health, is the featured speaker at Frank Strang Senior Center for the next “Covenant Presents” program on Feb. 26. Dr. Norman will speak about minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Norman has extensive expertise in the treatment of surgical disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. His expertise includes endoscopic pituitary surgery, image-guided stereotactic surgery for intracranial disease and minimally invasive image guided spinal surgery. He also is certiﬁed for Gamma Knife procedures used to treat neurosurgical diseases including brain tumors and trigeminal neuralgia. To register to hear Dr. Norman’s talk, call 541-4500.
Doc Rock for Health set for March 1 Come see area physicians band together for a good cause. The ultimate battle of physician bands, Doc Rock for Health, will be held Saturday, March 1, at NV Nightclub, 125 E. Jackson in the Old City (across from Barley’s.) Doc Rock for Health features bands whose members are physicians that represent several area hospitals. This year, there are six bands, each of whom will play a 45-minute set. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first band beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bands include: The Agendas, Funk Under Cover, Patriot Rising,
Remedy, Second Opinion and South River Trail. The winning band will be determined by audience support. Cover charge proceeds will benefit the following charities: Interfaith Health Clinic, Methodist Hospitality House, Hope Resource Center, Knoxville Area Pregnancy Prevention Initiative and St. Mary’s Legacy Mobile Medical Clinic. The cover charge is $15 per person. Doc Rock is a non-smoking event for those 18 and older. For more information, contact the Knoxville Academy of Medicine at 693-3700.
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Watershed preservation is smart Preserving local watersheds is not only smart but also necessary. As avid gardeners, the members of the Noweta Garden Club have a vested interest in conservation. So they invited Powell resident and Knox County watershed coordinator Roy Arthur to share his expertise at the February club meeting. Arthur spoke specifically about his job and how the Beaver Creek Watershed impacts the area. He has two mandates – alleviate flooding problems and maintain water quality. He says Beaver Creek Watershed has a low gradient, which contributes to the frequent flooding in wet areas. And he joked about the weather. “Being originally from Alaska, I know a lot about water and about mountains,” he said. “We’ve got both here, and that is one of the reasons I ended up settling here. But this January has even been too cold for me.” Noweta Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday monthly at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. At the annual spring luncheon at the March meeting, the group will present its Outstanding Member Award.
ring-billed gull, I was feeding them by throwing bread into the air at Panama City Beach. Apparently I was too slow, as they started flying in and grabbing bread from my hand before I could even throw it. A few years ago I spotted a few ring-billed gulls in Knoxville. This seemed odd since these are shorebirds. I needed to study up on gulls. After seeing a huge flock in the Powell Ingles parking lot, I did some research. According to Joan Stevens with the Fish and Wildlife Service, these birds are opportunistic feeders, typical parking-lot beggars, and just as happy with a discarded French fry as a fish. It does appear they are increasing in population however, which probably explains why they look for food away from the easy hunting at a beach. The group at Ingles looked lost to me. Maybe they were confused while trying to follow the directional arrows. Even we humans often have ■ Ring-billed gulls The first time I saw a trouble with that.
A large flock of ring-billed gulls searches for dropped food in the Ingles parking lot.
Lifetime of firsts on the eighth floor of Andy Holt Tower – named for the university president he met some 50 years before. “It was the summer of 1960, and I read an ad talking about the things that were wrong with Knoxville,” he recalls. One problem was that UT didn’t admit “Negroes” to undergraduate school. Robinson applied, only to receive a rejection letter saying the college did not admit “Negroes.” This was odd, because he had not stated his race or the high school from which he had graduated. “They had my return address, which was only three or four blocks away from (all-white) East High School. Our neighbors on both sides were white, so they were clearly screening very closely for ‘Negro’ applications. So I sent a second letter asking for a meeting.” The UT administrators treated the Robinsons (he was accompanied by his parents, Theotis Sr. and Alma Robinson) very cordially, but the answer, again, was no, so they made an appointment with Andy Holt, who asked why Robinson wanted to attend UT. “I told him I was a Tennessean by birth, my family paid taxes and I wanted to come to UT to study political science. He said UT didn’t admit ‘Negroes’ but asked if I would like for him to take the matter to the board of trustees. We said yes and told him they needed to understand that if they didn’t change the policy, I planned to sue the university.” The state attorney general attended the meeting and told the board members they’d lose if the Robinsons sued. “So the board voted to
From page A-1 change the policy, and three of us enrolled in January 1961,” Robinson said. Although racial turmoil in Knoxville was mild compared to other cities in the South, Knoxville’s black community was denied many services taken for granted by whites. They couldn’t see a movie at the Tennessee or Riviera theater. They couldn’t eat at downtown lunch counters. Neither Baptist nor St. Mary’s nor Ft. Sanders Hospital would treat them. Knoxville Transit Lines wouldn’t hire black bus drivers. The police and fire departments wouldn’t promote black employees. Robinson got active in protest efforts as a teenager, continued during his college years and stepped it up when he was elected to City Council in 1969 as the first AfricanAmerican elected in more than 50 years, since the tail end of Reconstruction. “Cas Walker, Bernice O’Connor, Milton Roberts and U.G. Turner Jr. voted in a bloc. On the other side were David Blumberg, George Siler, Morris Best and Kyle Testerman. And then you had me. And I was definitely an independent.” These days, Robinson and his wife, Jonida, live on Union Avenue and are enjoying the downtown renaissance. He has five children, four of whom are living, and nine grandchildren. Some years ago, the city renamed a street in Burlington for him, and he had them leave off the “Jr.” in honor of his father. He and Jonida were astonished when they discovered that Theotis Robinson Street intersects with Alma Avenue. “Serendipity,” Robinson says. “That’s all I can say.”
Watershed expert Roy Arthur and Noweta Garden Club vice president Suzanne Sweat Photos by Cindy Taylor
Molly Moore brings out her sensory bag of tricks in preparation for Saturday Stories and Songs at the Powell Library. ■
Saturday Stories and Songs
The Stories and Songs program draws kids to local libraries each week for Saturday entertainment. Powell Library hosted Molly Moore Feb. 1. Moore comes highly qualified to entertain children having been the coordinator for The Imagination Library. She is avidly involved in early literacy and gears her program toward pre-literacy skills. “I model for parents how
to read a book with their infants, demonstrate how to create sensory awareness and create that emotional bond,” she said. Moore used scarves, textured balls and action rhymes to get the wiggles out before story time. Her songs and stories are designed to form interaction between parents and their children using a phonological process. Moore currently works as an elementary librarian for Knox County Schools. Saturday Stories and
A vintage photo of Noweta founder JoAnne Hoffmeister with husband Earl was passed around at the February meeting.
Songs continue at local libraries each week. With the weather this winter, it is a great way to get the kids out of the house for some fun.
Isaac Lambert, 3 months, with mom Shimmi chooses a textured ball for sensory learning.
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Learn ’em like Obamas
When President Barack Obama touched down in Nashville last month to continue his State of the Union message about career-oriented education, he went out to McGavock Comprehensive High School, in the small assembly room which has been redesigned of the City County Buildas an “Academies of Nashing to discuss the $40,000 ville” model school with Gobis report. Public may the help of a federal School attend. Improvement Grant and Rogero and her staff the assistance of local busimet with top KAT staff in nesses and industries. His January at their offices. Her message, boiled down to its communications office led essence, was this: by Jesse Mayshark declined “A quality education to identify who on the shouldn’t be something that Rogero staff accompanied other kids get. It should be the mayor. For a mayor who something that all our kids pledged transparency, this is get.” a contradiction. Why would Amen, right? it be a secret as to who on McGavock, known as “Big her staff accompanied her Mac,” because it’s Tennesto a meeting dealing with see’s largest high school, is a public transportation? success story. Once a strugWhat’s the big deal? For gling school, it now (accordthe record, I can report ing to press releases) ranks the staff accompanying in the top quartile for stuher were the two deputy dent achievement growth in mayors, Dr. Bill Lyons and the state. Obama was clearly Christi Branscom. impressed. But would he be However, it is smart for impressed enough to send the mayor to confer with the KAT board as she did not when she canceled the Veolia contract. It looks like the mayor wants to chart a new course in dealing with the KAT. The Gobis report, in She may not have had a the view of several KAT license, but make no misboard members, is seritake about it – Diane Dozier ously flawed and should not was a teacher. be implemented. It will be interesting to see if Council will hold a workshop since the report recommends several steps which require Council approval. Jake ■ UT Band DirecMabe tor Gary Sousa is now teaching at the School of Music, but the inquiry into Dozier, 66, a longtime his work as band direcPTA volunteer and former tor continues. The inquiry 7th District school board has already lasted a month longer than predicted when member, passed away Feb. 1. She may not have been it started in October. Sousa continues to draw the band aware of it, but she taught us much. director’s salary. From her, we learned ■ TVA says it must cut about loving family with a $500 million in expenses. This means layoffs for both capital L. She was devoted to her son, Curtis, boasting full- and part-time employees. Strange there is no about his accomplishments, mention of the $5.9 million, forever proud of him. That nine-month salary to CEO love, in fact, led her to join Bill Johnson. the PTA at Brickey School, Hard to justify firing which launched her career. people while maintaining From her, we learned to such an excessive salary have a passion for public for the CEO and the legal education. She served as counsel, Ralph Rodgers, PTA president at Brickey, who made $1.9 million last year. Not many attorneys in the Tennessee Valley come close to half that amount. If Rodgers will not do ■ Sandra Rowcliffe is learning the job for less, then surely what it means to be a canTVA could find someone didate. A KNS story outlined else who would work for recent unpleasantness in $400,000 a year and do an her personal life (including a outstanding job. parking lot fight and restrainWasteful spending at ing order). This is the woman TVA continues at the top who suggested a spanking level because the board for the really bad teachers. fails to act. If Rowcliffe is elected to the President Obama has school board, perhaps she three TVA nominations to could just drag them into the make in 2014. parking lot and pound them.
City tax hike looming? More than one member of Knoxville City Council has told this writer they would not be surprised if Mayor Rogero recommended a property tax increase in her budget this year. My guess is that the mayor has not decided and would surely try to avoid a tax increase the year before she runs for her second and final term in office.
The one-time bonus of $8 million to the city from the state’s Hall income tax awhile back makes a tax hike harder to explain this year. Coupled with the pension reform city charter amendments which the mayor successfully championed in 2012 to solve the financial pressures on the pension plan, a property tax hike would be an even tougher sale for the mayor and the four council members running for their second and final terms in 2015. The last city property tax increase was 10 years ago. My prediction is one should expect a city property tax increase recommendation in the first year of Rogero’s second term in 2016 rather than now. As long as Tim Burchett is county mayor, there will not be a county property tax increase. It is that simple. Whether city council would approve a property tax hike and in what amount is a big question. ■ John H. Daniel clothing company is leaving the Old City, having sold the Jackson Avenue property it has called home for a century. Richard Bryan told this writer he will relocate to Central Avenue this summer. Customers have included the late Gov. Ned McWherter, Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush, former Gov. Don Sundquist, famed attorney Johnny Cochran and Sen. Howard Baker along with countless other prominent citizens buying tailored clothing at reasonable prices. Bryan would not disclose the new owner; however, it is expected that the existing building will be renovated into condominiums or apartments. ■ Mayor Rogero will meet with the KAT board at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18,
Betty Bean his daughters there? Probably not. The website www. TNParents.org breaks it down for us: Malia and Sasha Obama attend Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., where: Students do not do Common Core or state mandated standardized tests. Their personal information isn’t integrated into a statewide 360 degree longitudinal database that aligns with other states and is shared with the federal government and with contracted third parties without parental consent (as Tennessee agreed to do to get the Race To The Top grant). Middle school students are issued a personal laptop computer.
Elementary students have an iPad to enhance learning. Every classroom has a SmartBoard or Epson Brightlink Whiteboard. Every child participates in a rich arts program that includes music, theater and art. There’s a strong athletic program and plenty of physical activity. There are well-stocked libraries. There are real teachers with real teaching degrees and experience. Teachers and staff aren’t evaluated based on student test scores using a complicated formula that nobody can explain. There are full-time counselors. And teacher/student ratios for elementary grades are 1:12; middle and high school grades are 1:16. Visit the Sidwell Friends School website to see pictures of the beautiful campus. You will not see: leaking roofs, broken windows, un-
kempt grass, cracking wall plaster, mold or mildew, water stains on ceiling tiles, children lacking supplies, or children in poverty. Gov. Bill Haslam chose to duck out on the Obama visit, maybe because he had more important people to chat with than the President of the United States, or maybe because he doesn’t really want Tennesseans to figure out how little daylight exists between his views on education and those of the president. Tennessee Republicans probably don’t want to think about it this way, but when it comes to measures like Race to the Top and Common Core Standards, plus the high-stakes testing that accompanies them, Obama and Haslam are in lock-step agreement. There’s really not a dime’s worth of difference between the educational philosophies of Obama and his education guy Arne Duncan and Haslam and his education gurus Kevin Huffman and James McIntyre.
Lessons learned from Diane Dozier Halls High and for the state of Tennessee. From her, we learned how to laugh. Ask her friends and they’ll tell you about the time she misspoke at a PTA meeting somewhere in the state, boasting about an initiative by saying, “It’s a great program, and it will be really good if you have sex at the meeting.” The audience lost it. One guy said, “Well, we’ve never tried it before at a meeting, but it will sure boost attendance!” It finally dawned on Diane that she meant to say “sex education.” Diane and her PTA cohorts learned how to stay calm, surviving earthquakes, bad weather, floods and the time Sarah West (sportswriter Marvin’s better half) passed out at an out-of-town PTA meeting. From her, we learned to be engaged, active citizens. Not only did Diane serve in PTA leadership roles, she ran for County Commission
and successfully ran for Knox County school board, serving from 1998-2006. From her, we learned that a successful politician does not have to be flashy, verbose or a braggart. Her taciturn demeanor led her critDiane Dozier ics to underestimate her. She didn’t say much, but she got stuff for the 7th District – needed renovations at Halls Elementary and Powell Middle schools. A new Brickey Elementary School, now named Brickey-McCloud in honor of her longtime friend, former school principal John R. McCloud. About the only thing she didn’t get was a new Adrian Burnett Elementary, opened as a 10-year “temporary school” in 1976. But we can’t complain much about that. Nobody has figured out how
■ Rowcliffe did, however, demonstrate fiscal responsibility by filing her petition to run at the same time she was at the courthouse anyhow, getting a final settlement on the unpleasantness.
■ With the race open to the dead and near-dead, reckon we could resurrect Mary Lou Horner?
to crack that safe, for some strange reason. And she was crafty. She would hold weekly construction meetings with the major players at each of her school sites. She and the Shopper-News even successfully lobbied to get a skylight in the office roof at Halls Elementary. How about that! From her, we learned that service can be a fulltime job and then some. As somebody said last week, “You have to be half crazy to be state PTA president, run for office, serve on the school board and then go to work for the Knox County Clerk as your retirement.” And from her, we learned that the famous Rule really is Golden, and that the passage from I Corinthians is true: Faith, hope and love will last forever, and the greatest is love. Thanks, “teach.” And Godspeed, Diane. “Pull Up A Chair” with Jake Mabe at jakemabe.blogspot.com
GOSSIP AND LIES
■ Scott Moore is testing the waters for a possible run for Knox County Commission in District 7 where incumbent R. Larry Smith is term-limited. He expects to make a deci-
sion this week.
■ Mike Padgett is running for his old job of county clerk and it will be with the support of many of his former employees. ■ Foster Arnett won the job quite handily after Padgett was term-limited, but he’s not
won the hearts and minds of his staff. ■ Jason Zachary wants to be the Tea Party alternative to U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan in the August GOP primary. He’s speaking to a group called the Cross Country Patriots Thursday, Feb. 20, at First Baptist Church Concord. No time was listed, but everyone is invited. Perhaps you could pack a lunch and stay all day.
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Tennessee Promise: Funding the dream At a recent P-16 meeting in Union County, Tom Heemstra asked a provocative question: “What’s the headline for our high school in the spring of 2015?” My answer was quick: “All UCHS grads head for college.” Just weeks later, Gov. Bill Haslam proposed a plan to make that headline possible. With “Tennessee Promise,” Haslam proposes free community and technology college education to every graduating senior. Not since Gov. Frank Clement championed free textbooks, has a governor spoken so boldly or dreamed so big. And Haslam isn’t even asking for a tax increase to fund it.
Instead, Haslam is seeking legislative approval to take three-quarters of the state’s lottery reserves (some $300 million) to create an endowment to fund the program, estimated to cost $34 million per year. Knox entrepreneur Randy Boyd worked as an unpaid advisor to Haslam in developing the plan. It’s a winner. We’ve all seen kids, most often in rural or inner city communities, whose vision
is limited to what’s around them. College and a solid, middle-class lifestyle is for some other kid, not them. Haslam aims to refocus that vision: “After graduating from a community college, if students choose to attend a four-year school, the state’s transfer pathways program makes it possible for those students to start as a junior. By getting their first two years free, the cost of a fouryear degree would be cut in half,” Haslam said. This will aid in business recruitment, he added. “It will speak volumes to current and prospective employers. “It is a promise that will make a real difference for generations of Tennesseans,
Once-in-a-lifetime quarterback tourney Coaching tip from Don Shula:“Luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.” This is a very exciting time for Tennessee football fans. With the coming of springtime, they can look forward to a once-in-a-lifetime quarterback tournament.
Never in my 60-something years of monitoring the Volunteers has there been such four-way un-
certainty. Anything might happen and probably will. Wide open competition. Everybody equal. All starting from ground zero. So says Butch Jones, absolute authority on such matters. What we have here are: Senior Justin Worley, 6-4, 222, most experienced, game-manager type, not much to brag about in individual accomplishments. Sophomore Joshua Dobbs, 6-3, 202, highly credentialed, No. 2 in experience, more promise than production, serious intent,
purchased outside coaching help during Christmas holidays. Sophomore Nathan Peterman, 6-3, 221, excellent qualifications, one half of one game in knockdown experience at Florida, negatives linked to coaching miscalculation. Courage to continue. Redshirt freshman Riley Ferguson, 6-3, 192, secret weapon who might be a match for the pass-run mix Coach Jones seeks to deploy against Oklahoma and the great teams of the Southeastern Conference. We’ll see.
and it is a promise that we have the ability to make. “Net cost to the state, zero. Net impact on our future, priceless.” Skept ic s surfaced: But what about freshBill Haslam men classes at 4-year schools like UT? Don’t worry. Those seats will be filled. What about the lotteryfunded Hope scholarships? Haslam wants to “incentivize completion” by reducing the scholarship at 4-year schools from $4,000 to $3,000 the first two years and raising it to $5,000 for the last two years.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) was upset. In The Tennessean, reporter Chas Sisk quoted Cohen saying the program would “raid funds from the (lottery) surplus” to create a program that would discourage enrollment at the state’s top universities. As a state senator, Cohen sponsored the 2002 constitutional amendment that repealed the state’s ban on lotteries. He worked hard to repeal the ban, which ironically most Republicans including this writer vigorously opposed. Cohen said the Hope scholarship program has been “an unparalleled success,” and the governor should use the lottery surplus to increase scholarships
The three who participated last season did not score high in quarterback ratings. Even Kentucky had greater efficiency. Operating behind a veteran offensive line bound for the NFL, Worley, Dobbs and Peterman produced 1,979 passing yards. That was the second time in two decades that Tennessee did not reach at least 2,000 throwing and catching. The poor passing attack and losing record wasn’t all the fault of quarterbacks. Fifty years ago, young Doug Dickey surfaced as coach of the Volunteers and faced somewhat similar confusion – to a lesser degree. Dickey made the daring switch from what was thought to be the tired, old single-wing to the exciting T formation. He had to find or manufacture someone to take the ball from center and do something with it,
even as ill-natured defensive ends, tackles, linebackers and the occasional blitzing cornerback threatened mayhem. Hal Wantland, heart of a lion but not as swift, was first choice. He threw 34 times in 1964, completed 11, lost three interceptions, generated 131 yards but failed to launch a touchdown pass. He ran hard. David Leake, an athlete lured from the dining room staff, was a pleasant surprise as walk-ons go. He hit 13 of 22 for 212 and one TD. He helped win the Georgia Tech game. He was minuseight as a runner. Art Galiffa eventually claimed the job. His numbers were 29 of 59 for 338 and one score. He lost four picks. He ran, mostly in self-defense, for 47 yards. He wasn’t built for violence but avoided getting killed in the stunning 7-7 tie at LSU.
for all four-year students. Even with revenues down, Haslam’s budget also proposes $63 million to increase teacher salaries and $48.6 million to fully fund the BEP. Kids at Union County High School and across the state will no longer view a college education as a pathway to a good job for everybody but them. With Tennessee Promise, the dream is funded, at least for the first two years. Each youngster should graduate from high school ready to attend college or a technical school. Each must start high school with that goal. Each legislator should support Bill Haslam’s plan to fund those first two years. No longer can lack of funds excuse dropping out. And we’ve got a barrel of ink standing by to print that headline.
The best quarterback on the team, Dewey Warren, was the happy-go-lucky redshirt star of the scout squad. He sometimes riddled the varsity defense in scrimmages. There was talk of bringing him up late in the year. Dewey could add and subtract – a few minutes in two or three games would cost one season of eligibility. Not such a good idea. He gained the spotlight a year later and became a legend (pages 109-114, “Legends of the Tennessee Vols”). Necessity requires that someone emerge from the forthcoming quarterback tournament. The winner may prove to be a genuine champion with high point potential. Tennessee certainly needs one, even if he doesn’t achieve Swamp Rat status. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is email@example.com
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In search of Eden Then the Lord God said, “See, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil, and now he might reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” – therefore the Lord God sent him from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life. (Genesis 3: 22-24 NRSV)
We know that biblical history – the actual accounting of events – begins with Abraham, who was the first historical figure who inhabited identifiable places. There are those who have sought physical evidence of other stories (such as Noah’s flood and the ark), but, despite their claims, they have not yet successfully satisfied the scientists. Scientists tell us that the first humans emerged from the Great Rift Valley, in what is now Ethiopia. They have found fossilized bones of an early woman they named Eve, because the bones are the oldest human remains yet discovered. The Great Rift runs north out of Africa, veers somewhat eastward, and includes the valley that runs from the Red Sea at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula northward through the Dead Sea, through Judea all the way to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. So, if humankind began in Ethiopia, their path out of Eden was pretty clearly laid out for them. Wherever its setting, the human story begins with a man and a woman who walked with God in the cool of the evening. That is an endearing picture of camaraderie, of fellowship, of familial love. Imagine God enjoying a stroll with His children, in the beauty of a garden. Wouldn’t you love to eavesdrop on the conversation? Hear God laugh at Adam’s names for the animals? Like all children, Adam and Eve were innocent and willing to be cared for, until … Until they reached the rebellious age that we all go through, the age when we
know better than anyone else and will make our own decisions and hang the rules. They were, of course, aided and abetted by the serpent. Jean Kerr, author of “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies,” also wrote “The Snake Has All the Lines.” One of her sons came home from school one day, dejected because he had been chosen to play Adam in a school skit. His mother tried to cheer him up by telling him how important Adam was in the story, but her son’s rebuttal was, “Yeah, Mom, but the snake has all the lines!” He had a point. We have never been able to get back to Eden. We live in a fallen, broken world, and each of us has rebelled enough, and yes, sinned enough, to have earned our own fate, so let’s not blame Eve. Or Adam. The good news, however, is this: Even though we are barred from Eden, God still walks with us. And if we walk with God, that is paradise enough.
By Cindy Taylor Powell Church hosted a Super Bowl party for area homeless Feb. 2 as one of its annual outreaches. Church members provided a meal and a safe environment in which guests from local homeless and recovery groups watched the event. The church recently engaged in a campaign to eliminate debt to better meet the needs of the community. “Powell Church is committed to connecting people to Christ, making disciples and meeting needs of people,” said connections pastor Martha Akins. “Last fall, through its ‘Imagine the Possibilities’ campaign, the people of Powell Church committed to reducing the church’s debt burden to free up funds to support more local and international ministry and missions.” Other continued areas of outreach include providing meals for the local homeless ministry Highways and Byways every Thursday evening. The church sends a mission team to Guatemala each year and operates a food and clothing ministry as well. Through the “Imagine the Possibilities” campaign
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Often young adults either can’t or don’t want to see an operatic production. Many Powell High students admitted they thought it would be boring. Members of the Knoxville Opera changed their minds by bringing the opera to them. Opera members performed “Elixir of Love” in the PHS gym for students who had high grades and good attendance. “The goal was to provide a positive incentive for students whose grades reflected their hard work last semester while exposing them to something new,” said assistant principal Madeline Ferguson. “Several of our students asked great questions of the actors/singers after the performance and had wonderful things to say about their experience.” “I was invited because I earned good grades. This was my first experience with opera and it was different and interesting,” said Tess McCarter. “I thought the opera performance was interesting and entertaining. As an honor student in middle school I attended an opera performance. I have learned a lot about the performing arts industry. After meeting the performers and listening to their stories I feel it is more realistic and I could have a chance at success if I go into that field,” said Brittany Tolson. Caleb Brewer said the
performance was “different from typical school musicals or plays.” He learned about jobs in the performing arts such as stage hands and working behind the curtain. “As a chorale student it made me appreciate the opera more because I understand the time and effort, hours and years performers put into perfecting their art,” he said. ■
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Powell High School art students continue to innovate under the direction of teacher Lee Jenkins-Freels. This semester the art included themed stamps that held special meaning to the students. “I wanted the students to use symbolization, not just verbiage,” said JenkinsFreels. “It was a learning experience as we reviewed the history of stamps and why we use them. This is also a great way for me to get to know my students.” Each student was asked to write an artist’s statement to go along with their art such as what kind of stamp they would be and what they would put on their stamp. “I chose a theme as an army brat because my dad spent 21 years in the army,” said McKenzie Cruze. “I used purple because it is my favorite color, the number four to represent my soccer jersey number, a world globe and a German flag. I have lived around the
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The 2014 Emerald Youth Fellows are: Brittani Whiteside, Jaylan Rorex, Lannette Harris, Cheyenne Lloyd, Lemerakle Ford; (back) Mikiyah Webb, Alicia Lewis, James Nelson, Edward Jones III, Ian Copeland, Delicia Ragland and Katoia Lee. Photo submitted Stephenson
AVID family night at Northwest By Cindy Taylor Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) parent night at Northwest Middle School was a huge success. More than 120 family members came to hear their middleschool student expound on the virtues of study and hard work. AVID Elective teacher Michelle Staal explained the program, what had been
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studied so far and what the remainder of the year looks like for AVID students. Northwest AVID students gave presentations and speeches, and students from other area schools spoke about their programs. AVID is a college-readiness system designed to increase school-wide learning and performance among elementary, middle- and high-school students.
Rogero shares experience in Turkey By Wendy Smith Mayor Madeline Rogero’s recent trip to Turkey was a whirlw ind, with no visits to museums or ancient ruins. It was all meetings, she reported during a press conRogero ference held in her office last week. The U.S. Department of State invited her to Turkey, where municipal elections are scheduled for the end of March, to share her experience as a woman in politics. She visited Izmir, Adana and Ankara, the Turkish capital. The women there are frustrated that they have so little representation, which is a frustration Rogero shares. Women make up 14.3 percent of the Turkish Parliament, and only 26 of 2,950 mayors are female. In the U.S., 20 percent of Congress is female. Six of
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nine Knox County Board of Education members are women, said Rogero. But Knoxville City Council and Knox County Commission each have just one female representative. While Turkish women face cultural barriers, the primary barrier women face in the U.S. is themselves, said Rogero. Women vote more than men, but they don’t run for office. “You have to be willing to run, lose, then run again.” In addition to meeting privately with politicians and local heads of political parties, Rogero spoke at public meetings that were well attended by men and women. She was particularly impressed by Kamil Okyay Sindir, mayor of Bornova Municipality, who is outspoken about gender equality. He is also an advocate for sustainability and would like to develop a sister-city relationship with Knoxville. She noted that men were more likely to talk about
Ten high-school seniors and two recent graduates in inner-city Knoxville have been tapped to be 2014 Emerald Youth Fellows, a group chosen for special training and recognition because of their leadership abilities and commitment to the community. The goals of the EY Fellows program are to develop leadership qualities and encourage college plans among these promising youth, with the hope that they will be urban leaders of the future, said Cedric Jackson, director. A selection committee chose the students after a rigorous screening process. This is the third year a class of EY Fellows has been named. The members of the two previous classes are now all high-school gradu-
Turkey’s accomplishments, while women wanted to talk about what still needs to be done. As in the U.S., it’s tough to get elected in Turkey without money. Rogero promoted grassroots efforts, like making phone calls and attending meetings, to women who are pursuing political office. She also recommended fundraising through social media, which is as popular in Turkey as it is in the U.S., she said. The mayor personally paid for her 17-year-old granddaughter, Jada Torney, to accompany her on the weeklong trip. If the goal is to get women involved in politics, they need to get started at a young age, she said. Rogero saw the trip as an opportunity to mentor Jada. But the West High School student has a mind of her own. She was interviewed by other high schoolers who asked if she was interested in politics. Jada answered that she is
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most interested in nursing, and either way, she’ll be helping people. Rogero was impressed with the answer. She was also pleased that Jada told the young reporters that her grandmother is a good role model. It’s still very much a struggle for Turkish women to gain entrance into the political arena, but the country’s outlook is optimistic, said Rogero. She is encouraged that both men and women are intentionally addressing the issue. “Better decisions are made when the people around the table are more reflective of the population.”
School at her church, Martin Chapel United Methodist; Lee tutors developmentally challenged teens at Fulton High; Jones helps with a monthly food drive at Lomax Temple AME Zion Church, and Nelson is an ambassador and organizer of community service projects at Austin-East. Local issues of concern include treatment of the homeless, widespread violence and anger, lack of healthy things for teens to do, shortage of affordable medical care, poverty, citizens’ inability to solve disputes peaceably, and the need for more locally owned businesses. “I really care about people and want to be part of the solution instead of just complaining about the problems that I see,” said Lewis. “I am excited about this
program. Emerald Youth has already helped me to speak my mind more and know it’s OK to have an opinion,” said Ford. The group will receive mentoring, travel, service opportunities and preparation for college and career. The program will follow each member of the group until they finish college or technical school and get their first career-track job. Each summer, the new class spends a week of service at the Leadership Christian Community Church neighborhood mission in Chicago. The Emerald Youth Fellows program teaches students to be “a catalyst for change” in the community, Jackson said. Kelly Norrell is associate director of communications for Emerald Youth Foundation.
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WS Packaging to expand in Westbridge By Sandra Clark
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Perfect Logo: Promoting all things By Cindy Taylor A keychain. A doubleheaded pencil. A miniature foam foot. Sounds like a scavenger hunt – but these are just a few examples of the hundreds of items Mike Presley, owner of Perfect Logo Promotions, can imprint. “If you can think of it I can print information on it,” he says. Presley enjoys taking an idea and creating the, well, perfect logo which he then prints onto promotional items. He employs graphic artists as well as embroidery specialists for that purpose. “I love walking into a business and seeing my company’s work.” Presley started Perfect Logo Promotions 20 years ago with embroidery and has built on that. He also owns Perfect Computers. Anything computer-orient-
ed can be customized or repaired through his company. Those who are looking for a new computer but are shying away from Windows 8 can still have older versions installed through Perfect Computers. Presley also runs a specialty video production studio and offers website development assistance. Then there’s the embroidery business. Presley runs eight machines and can have a customized order ready in about two weeks. “Basically I am an advertising specialty and promotional company,” said Presley. “I am your go-to man for any logo you want.” Perfect Logo Promotions/ Perfect Computers is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F and is located just off Emory Rd. in Powell at 7617 Blueberry Rd. Info: 947-6857.
Anniversary celebration at Mount Eager Church Mount Eager Missionary Baptist Church in Washburn will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 16, beginning at 11 a.m. when former pastors will be
recognized and given the opportunity to share recollections. Lunch will follow the morning service and everyone is invited.
What are the odds that three reporters working to fill this space come up short on the same week? That would be this writer (Dollywood), Jake Mabe (Clayton Homes) and Betty Bean (Radio Systems/Petsafe). Expect these stories in the coming weeks. And what are the odds that state Rep. Roger Kane (of all people) would drop in a press release to fill the void at five minutes until deadline? Kane, a first-term legislator from Karns, is tremendously excited about WS Packaging Group expanding to Westbridge Business Park. The company plans an investment of $43 million over two years and the creation of 231 new jobs. “The company plans to begin initial hiring in March and April,” Kane said. “People interested in applying for one of these new jobs can visit www.jobs4tn.gov or inquire at the Tennessee Career Center at Knoxville.” The company will post jobs at www.wspackaging.com/. WS Packaging Group Inc. will consolidate production from five separate facilities to a single site at Westbridge, according to a company release. The expansion includes moving production from four buildings in Knoxville (68 employees in 45,120 sq. ft.), and one building in Powell (44 employees in 15,000 sq. ft.). The new facility is located at 10215 Caneel Drive and has 220,199 sq. ft. of combined production and office space. The $43 million investment over the next two years will involve adding new equipment that will enable the company to increase production of digital label
Wolfe, owner of Lamprinting, flexographic bert’s Health Care, rep r i n t i n g , ceived the 2014 Home digital off- Medical Equipment Advoset printing cate award from Tennessee and sheet- Association for Home Oxyfed offset gen & Medical Equipment Services, a trade assoprinting. Kane said ciation that represents aphe offers full proximately 80 health care Roger Kane support to companies in Tennessee. The award is given to an the expansion, calling companies like WS Packaging individual who has demon“the cornerstone of our local strated passionate leadership, inspired others to get economy.” The new facility is the involved in HME advocacy former site of Robert Bosch efforts, and who has contribPBR brake caliper opera- uted to ATHOMES collective tions and is being leased goals to advance homecare issues among legisfrom Hand Partnership L.P. The WHERE lators,t h i regulators, rd-par t y $43 million the insurers and/ i nve s t me nt or the public, includes a according to $1.2 mila release. lion fund“Randy has ing FastTrack provided an indusGrant from try model for what the Tennessee Department of Economic and an honest, compassionate, Community Development, hardworking and upstanding Christian HME busiKane said. WS Packaging Group ness owner should exemInc. is one of the largest la- plify. He practices what he bel converting operations preaches!” said Dick Clark in North America with 21 (Resp-I-Care, Bristol) who manufacturing facilities and nominated him. “People want to be able more than 1,800 employees. The move to the new Knox- to remain in their homes, ville facility is expected to with their loved ones, and begin in April 2014 and be involved in the community. Homecare makes this poscompleted by July 2014. Roger Kane is a member sible,” said Wolfe. Wolfe has been active in of the House Education and House Insurance & Banking homecare issues since 1976. committees. He represents After working under the direction of Martin Lambert, District 89. Wolfe purchased Lambert’s ■ Wolfe cited Health Care in 1989 and now runs it with his wife, for homecare Elizabeth. advocacy Their two Knoxville Fountain City and West stores offer medical equipKnox business owner ment such as wheelchairs, Randy Wolfe was honored home oxygen therapy, and Jan. 23 in Nashville for his respiratory services as well service and commitment as stair lifts and other items to advancing homecare is- that create an accessible sues in Tennessee. home environment.
Wolfe is a past board member of the American Association for Homec are, chair of the Stand Up for HomecRandy Wolfe are Committee for grassroots outreach, and has served in numerous state roles and committees. Wolfe also founded the national HME Christian Fellowship group, a Christian-based leadership group created to encourage and support fellow believers to be faithful and courageous witnesses for Christ in the workplace. Info: http://lambertshc. com/about.asp or athomes. email@example.com.
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Valentine’s Day Breakfast is Friday Melanie Dykes, Union County senior center director, said all are invited to the annual Valentine Breakfast on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the senior center at 298 Main Street in Maynardville. The cost is $5.
Heath screenings Okie’s Pharmacy, 4221 Maynardville Hwy., will offer health screenings 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15. No appointment is necessary and all are welcomed. There’s no charge for the basic cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screening with results in five minutes. Other tests are available for a fee. Info: 992-9455.
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HALLS – Well maintained 3BR/2BA all brick b-rancher on 4 acres. Home features formal LR & fam rm on main w/bonus rm in bsmt. Lg utility rm. 2-car gar on main, 3-car gar in bsmt, & an additional carport that will accommodate 4 additional cars or a motor home. Tons of stg in bsmt. Roof only 5 yrs old. $259,900 (865842)
POWELL – 3BR/2BA rancher. Move-in ready! Featuring: New countertops, fresh paint, LR, eatin kit, DR, rec rm w/wood stove, mstr w/half BA & 15x14 ofﬁce off POWELL – Private setting, this mstr. Fenced yard, plenty of stg 5+ acres is convenient to I-75. w/attached 1-car carport, det Wooded w/level to rolling ter- 2-car carport & det 19x19 gar rain. $107,000 (869557) w/carport stg on either side. Reduced! $149,900 (870183)
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POWELL – Spacious 4BR/2.5BA, well-kept home. Lg fam rm, ofﬁce/sitting rm, formal DR, eat-in kit w/oversized pantry, lg laundry rm w/mop sink, gas FP w/ built-in bookcases on each side, walk-in closets, lg mstr suite w/ whirlpool & sep shower, fenced backyard. Hdwd ﬂrs on main. $210,000 (862646)
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NKNOX – Great 3BR rancher on level lot. This home features: Reﬁnished hdwd ﬂrs, eat-in kit, formal LR & den w/woodburning FP. Mstr BR has half BA. Level fenced backyard w/stg bldg & lots of new decking great for entertaining. $129,900 (870453)
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PBPA to discuss blueway By Nancy Whittaker Roy Arthur, Powell resident and watershed coordinator for Knox County, will speak to the Powell Business and Professional Association at noon Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Jubilee Banquet Facility.
PBPA president Sage Kohler said Arthur will talk about efforts underway to make Beaver Creek a blueway, a public waterway for personal watercraft such as kayaks. Visitors and members are invited. Admission is $14 which includes a buffet lunch.
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Sad news from Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. The remaining structures at McClung Warehouses
must be demolished following the recent fire. The city acquired the long-time eyesore from bankruptcy court in November with the intention of seeking proposals to redevelop. Redevelopment will occur, but on a vacant lot without the historic warehouses. City Council member Nick Della Volpe says the city should “make lemonade” by giving points on proposals to architects/developers who agree to build complementary structures facing Jackson Avenue. “Make believe you are Williamsburg or another historical place and make buildings evoke the proper era,” he wrote. “Also, extra points should be given for making the northern inter-
Cash mob at Archer’s in Karns
ORNL Federal Credit Union is calling all small business supporters to participate in a “dinner” cash mob at Archer’s BBQ in Karns from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. The first 30 people will receive a free $20 gift card courtesy of ORNL Federal Credit Union (limit one per family or couple). Archer’s at 7650 Oak Ridge Highway is celebrating its first anniversary.
By Sherry Witt One of the coldest months in Knoxville history prod u c e d mixed results for the local real estate market. While the total value of property sold was up from last Witt Ja nu a r y ’s figures, mortgage lending lagged behind. For the month ending Jan. 31, about $143 million worth of real property was sold in Knox County. That was nearly $60 million more than the total value of land transferred in January of 2013. Despite the increase in value, some 57 fewer parcels changed hands than during last January. For the month, there were 544 total property sales processed, compared to 601 in January 2013. January is historically a slow month for real estate
development and activity. Mortgage lending was again off the pace in January, as around $202 million was loaned against real estate in Knox County, compared to $352 million last January. This was a continuation of the slowing trend that mortgage lending markets experienced during the fourth quarter of 2013. The largest property sale of the month was the transfer of the Steeplechase apartment complex located near the intersection of Dry Gap Pike and Central Avenue Pike in North Knoxville. The residential development sold for $26 million. The largest mortgage transaction was a $21 million loan financing the same transfer. There are some signs from the bond markets that mortgages could become cheaper in the near future, but it remains to be seen how this and other factors will affect mortgage lending overall.
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The ‘South’ that wowed Broadway HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin Before there was Andrew Lloyd Webber, there was Victor Herbert, Fritz Kreisler, Rudolph Friml and Manuel Penella. Before “Evita” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” there were operettas like “Glorianna,” “Apple Blossoms,” “Princess Pat,” “Irene” and “The Wildcat.” And, before there were stars like Elaine Paige and Madonna (“Evita”) and Emmy Rossum and Sarah Lawrence (“The Phantom of the Opera”), there was Lillian McMillan (also known as Dorothy South), who starred in lead roles on Broadway and made several international tours. Lillian (1884-1964) had dreamed of the stage and, in her early 20s, left East Tennessee to pursue her dream in Boston and New York. Lillian McMillan was born in the Beverly section of Fountain City on June 20, 1884, the daughter of Thomas T. McMillan (1857-1925), a wholesale grocer living on Tazewell Pike, and Mamie Heavener McMillan (18611923). Their Folk Queen Anne mansion was just east of the palatial homes and horse farms of Judge A.C. Grimm, longtime Circuit Court judge, and Sol H. George, owner of George’s Department Store on Gay Street and partner in the Fountain Head Hotel and the Fountain Head Railroad. Lillian came of age in Knoxville when Peter Staub’s
2,000-seat theater was featuring symphonies from Boston and New York and stars like the Barrymores, Sarah Bernhardt, James O’Neill and George M. Cohan. Although the movie musical would not arrive until Warner’s release of “The Jazz Singer” in 1927, nascent silent films were reaching Knoxville and may also have ignited the flame that propelled Lillian into a career on the stage. She left home in 1904 to study with William Whitney, famous Boston voice coach, before launching her professional theatrical career in 1915, adopting Dorothy South as her stage name. Her beauty, her vocal abilities and her stage presence made her a natural for the operetta, a shorter and usually lighter form of opera that sometimes contained spoken dialogue. The operetta had become one of the most popular forms of theater in the early decades of the 20th century. Famous composers like Irish-born Victor Herbert (1859-1924), Austrian-born Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) and Czech-born Rudolph Friml (1879-1972), contributed to its popularity and made Dorothy South’s career possible. She performed in Herbert’s “Princess Pat,” composed in 1915; Friml’s “Glorianna” composed in 1918; and Kreisler’s “Apple Blossoms,” composed in 1919.
The Knoxville Sentinel (Nov. 20, 1921) reported, “Miss South only recently returned from Australia and New Zealand where she played a six-month engagement as (the) leading role of ‘Irene.’ En route home she came through the Suez Canal and by way of Paris and London. In the latter city she was urged to accept a long engagement in an English company presenting ‘Irene,’ but she declined, preferring to come back to her native land.” Perhaps Dorothy South’s most famous role was that of a Spanish senorita, Solea, in composer Manuel Penella’s tragic operetta, “The Wildcat,” which had shown about 2,700 times in Europe in its Spanish version and came to New York to be performed in English. The operetta premiered in Atlantic City and then the Spanish ambassador were present for the first performance. Penella was ecstatic about Dorothy, praising her wonderful voice, magnetic personality and winsome stage presence. When it arrived in New York, it was reviewed by The New York Times (Nov. 19, 1921). “(It is) the liveliest and ‘horsiest,’ if not the ‘bulliest,’ representation of a bull-ring scene since Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ came to town,” the paper of record said. It is the story of Rafael, a toreador, who plans re-
Dorothy South (18841964), known internationally for her starring performances on Broadway and elsewhere in numerous operettas.
venge on Juanillo, an outlaw mountaineer, who plotted to kill him on sight for the love of Solea, his gypsy sweetheart. They agree to settle the contest in the ring. In one scene the brass band plays the familiar toreador theme while the two rivals
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march into the ring in their C.M. McClung Historical Collection flamboyant traje de luces (suit of lights). After her stage career the family burial plot in Old ended, Lillian wrote a novel, Gray Cemetery. Author’s note: Thanks to “Hidden Roots” (Exposition Press, New York, 1964). It Dan Brewer, Kevin Mallory, was the crowning achieve- Jenny Ball of the McClung ment of a distinguished ca- Historical Collection and Sarah A. Nelson of the Unireer. Lillian McMillan Stuart versity of Tennessee School passed away in New York of Music Library for their ason Oct. 31, 1964, survived sistance with the research for by her son, Martin Lewis this article. Interestingly, El Stuart of Washington, D.C., Gato Montés [“The Wildcat”] and her brother, John A. was revived and performed McMillan of Knoxville. widely in 1994 with Chilean Husband Frank Stuart had soprano Veronica Villarroel died earlier. After graveside as Solea and Spanish tenor services, she was interred in Placido Domingo as Rafael.
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Speaker: Commissioner Larry Smith will speak about the history of UT men’s basketball. Bring a favorite chocolate dessert to enter in the annual Chocolate Fest celebration. Lunch, noon; bingo, 1 p.m. Info: Janice White, 548-0326. Family Game Night, 5:30-8 p.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. To register: 525-5431.
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Living Well with Chronic Conditions, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Knox County Health Department classroom, 140 Dameron Ave. Free. To register: 215-5170.
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THURSDAYS THROUGH MARCH 13 Weekly Bible study, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Ave. Pike. The topic will be “The Gate Keeper” with host Judy Burgess. Info: call Diane Shelby, 687-3687.
MONDAY, FEB. 10 Fountain City Town Hall, 7 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike. Program: “Are You Prepared for a Public Health Emergency?” presented by Amber Sparks, emergency preparedness educator for Knox County Health Department. Info: 688-9525.
Jail House Rock Sweetheart Dinner sponsored by Preservation Union County. Tickets: Union County Arts, 1009 Main St.; Susan, 992- 9161; Marilyn, 9928271 or 643-2821. Girls softball registration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Willow Creek Youth Park, 7530 Quarry Road. Cost: $40, wee ball; $60, 6u-17u. Info: www.facebook.com/Willow CreekYouthPark. Saturday Stories and Songs: David Claunch, 11 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Saturday Stories and Songs: Laurie Fisher, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee, 7 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome.
Healthy Choices, a plant-based free cooking class – “Soups, Salads, and Sandwich Fillings,” 6 p.m., North Knoxville Seventh-Day Adventist Church fellowship hall, 6530 Fountain City Road. To register: 314-8204 or www.KnoxvilleInstep.com. Happy Travelers’ gathering and luncheon, North Acres Baptist Church, 5803 Millertown Pike. Sign in, 10 a.m.; program, 10:30. Music and singing: Fredda Valentine, Michael and Delia and Ava Barber. Info/reservations: Derrell Frye, 938-8884.
Special service and luncheon celebrating 125th anniversary, 11 a.m., Mount Eager Missionary Baptist Church, Hogskin Valley Road in Washburn. Everyone invited. If weather is bad, it will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Info: 497-2692. Christian concert featuring Lost and Found, 4 p.m., Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 4110 Central Ave. Pike. Tickets: $10, sold in advance. Info: 687-6622.
MONDAY, FEB. 17 Luttrell Seniors covered dish luncheon, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Community Center. Entertainment by Tommy White. Everyone welcome.
THURSDAY, FEB. 13 Fontinalis Club meeting, 10:30 a.m., Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5364 Broadway. Board meeting, 9:30 a.m.; social time, 10. Meeting program: “Helping People, Helping Lives.” Heiskell seniors meeting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Heiskell Community Center, 9420 Heiskell Road.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19 Junior Vol Training for new STAR volunteers ages 10-12, 5-7 p.m., Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, 11800 Highway 11E, Lenoir City. Horse experience is not necessary. Info: Melissa, 988-4711 or www. rideatstar.org.
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Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Cost: $50. Info/reservations: 922-9916 or www.avantisavoia. com. Entries accepted for “Illumination” theme show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. Info: Sylvia Williams, fcartcenter@knology. net or 357-2787; www.fountaincityartctr.com. Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans, business meeting, 7 p.m., Crescent Bend, 2728 Kingston Pike. Mixer from 6-6:50 p.m. with Ted Hatfield presenting “The Hatfield Version of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud.” Meeting program by Gerald Augustus: “Weapons of the Late Unpleasantness.” Free and open to the public. UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info/reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277. Healthquest seminar: Anderson County Chamber Members Partner for Physical Health, Financial Health and Health Care, 5:30-7 p.m., Clinton Physical Therapy, 1921 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. Hosted by Take Charge Fitness Program. Speakers: Anna Dark with Take Charge Fitness; Michael Ousley, local Edward Jones Advisor; David A. Vudragovich, local health insurance agent. Open to the community. RSVP: Carla Waple, 457-5066.
TUESDAY, FEB. 18 A Taste of Italy cooking class with Chef Jeremy Delaneuville of Cru Bistro Downtown, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Story Time with Janet Holloway, county commissioner and owner of Janet’s Hair Salon, 11 a.m., Luttrell Library, 115 Park Road. Info: 992-0208. Saturday Stories and Songs: Miss Lynn, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Songs: Georgi Schmitt, 11 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Girls softball registration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Willow Creek Youth Park, 7530 Quarry Road. Cost: $40, wee ball; $60, 6U-17U. Info: www.facebook.com/WillowCreekYouthPark. Playing With Fire!, 1-2:30 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Instructor: Renee Mathies. Registration deadline: Feb. 17. Info: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts. net. Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee, 7 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome.
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