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Test scores soar

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McIntyre comes to Copper Ridge

Miracle Maker Nearly a semester into Knox County School’s 1:1 technology pilot program, Corryton Elementary seems to be off to a running start. “We take what we used to do with pencil and paper and find interesting ways for them to engage with it with technology. Every day we’re trying something new,” says teacher Sherrie Dudley.

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All things bright The Knoxville Expo Center glittered and gleamed last weekend during the 2013 Christmas Fair. The prevailing décor and gift presentations for this year leaned toward rustic. Vendors presented home décor, Christmas decorations, antiques and crafts - much of which was country in design.

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By Sandra Clark Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre came to a little school to celebrate a big achievement. He chose Copper Ridge Elementary School between Powell and Halls to announce all As on the state report card for Knox County Schools in achievement and, for the first time, all As for Copper Ridge in both achievement and value added scores in English, math, science and social studies. Somewhere Charles Cameron must be smiling. The former principal introduced the school’s motto: “Hard work pays off.” In the audience, assistant superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Alves said, “I feel like a proud mother.” She said Copper Ridge’s results were possible because of the school’s “intentional focus on teaching the curriculum.” Principal Kathy Castiner challenged her students and staff to “defend our record” with this year’s work. McIntyre thanked the teachers,

Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre and Copper Ridge Elementary principal Kathy Castiner with students (front) Joel Rivera, Dylan Graham, Noah Latiff; (back) Nate Stapf, Autumn Hooks, Taylor Cusmano and Hannah Grimm. school leaders and staff. He must have noticed the preponderance of red shirts in the crowd. The color has come to symbolize silent resistance to McIntyre’s leadership. But if test scores are the game, then McIntyre was the big winner last week. Knox County was above the state average in achievement,

posting all As for the first time since the state started issuing year-end report cards in 2000. Knox County Schools achieved composite Level 5 value-added growth (the highest level) on the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System (TVAAS). Knox County advanced from Cs to Bs in value-added in read-

ing/language arts and science. It moved from a B to an A in math. Perhaps most significantly, there were no declines at any school in achievement in math, science and social studies from data released in 2013 versus 2012. Test scores for each elementary and middle school are available online at knoxschools.org.

Sagging Vols Primary observation after 83.3 percent of the Tennessee football season: I miscalculated. This restoration project is going to take longer than I thought.

Teachers talk Common Core

Powell High administrators and faculty reached out to the community last week with the first annual Community Engagement event at the school. Several school clubs and local businesses staffed tables in the gym, and principal Nathan Langlois said communication should be a “two-way connection between school and home.” After his welcome, participants divided among Powell High teacher Chris20 workshops. The good news is state tine Price talks Common Rep. Bill Dunn and this Core.

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RAM film debuts Thursday night Remote Area Medical and its founder Stan Brock are known worldwide for bringing medical aid to individuals far removed from it, logistically, financially or both. A new documentary film on the Knoxville-based nonprofit premieres 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Tennessee Theatre.

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writer got an hour of oneon-one with two classroom teachers who are tackling the challenges of increased expectations and introduction of the Common Core State Standards. The bad news is only one parent chose this workshop. In fairness to her kid, we promised not to mention her name. Science teacher Christine Price and social studies teacher Denise Watts were our Sherpas. Both have been trained in Common Core and both are advocates.

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dents are asked to provide facts through research to support their position. It’s not just opinion anymore.” Watts added: “Common Core tells us how to teacher, not what to teach.” Curriculum will still be set by states and local school boards. All Common Core standards are online, she said, and represent “constant, strong and clear benchmarks.” “Teachers stand back and let the kids have ownership of learning,” said Watts. This is a paradigm shift. We no longer lecture and just feed them information.” “Yikes!” said the parent. To page A-3

Volleying against bullying

NEIGHBORHOOD BUZZ The Powell Business and Professional Association’s annual banquet is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Beaver Brook Golf & Country Club. There will be a short live auction and a silent auction. Tickets are $50. Info: Denise Girard at First Century Bank, 947-5485, or www.powellbusiness.com/ banquet.

The parent was worried that her kid, now a junior, could get caught in the transition. The end-ofcourse exam is 25 percent of a student’s grade. She called it “thrown to the wolves.” “I don’t know why you couldn’t have started this in the lower grades and let children become accustomed,” she said. Watts and Price were not there to discuss politics. Price explained the change: “Persuasive writing used to be a standard question such as ‘should there be school uniforms?’ The students would write five paragraphs of opinion. Under Common Core, stu-

Byy Cindy B Cind dy Taylor Tay aylo lorr Bob Holmes comes with a wicked serve, a winning history and a moving message. The 58 year old speaks to students and others about bullying, sex before marriage, texting while driving, drug abuse and drinking. He isn’t shy about sharing his views on those subjects or his Christian beliefs. Holmes brought his A-game to Powell Middle School on Nov. 7. “I have been told I can say this as long as I don’t force it on anyone. Jesus Christ is not a curse word,” said Holmes. “He is my Savior and I am not ashamed to say I am a

Christian.” Ch rist ri istia ian n.”” Holmes’ presentation included playing volleyball against a boys team, a girls team, the entire 8th grade student body a group of Powell Middle teachers. This may not sound all that impressive until you realize that Holmes is a oneperson team. Very few of his serves made their way back across the net and Holmes made almost every return when they did. Almost. Holmes made outrageous promises to any who could beat him. He didn’t have to make good on any of those. Things got serious once the teachers hit the floor. Holmes kept the lead dur-

Bob Holmes sends a serve over to the entire 8th grade class. Photo by Cindy Taylor ing most games but it took some time to beat the teachers. The final score was 25-23 favor of Holmes. Once the games ended Holmes showed his serious

side speaking briefly about mercials and stand alone lives that had been forever and beat the odds,” he said. altered by drinking, drug This is the creed Holmes abuse and bullying. hopes to instill in students “Don’t give up, look ahead, don’t believe comTo page A-3 2704 Mineral Springs Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917 Ph. (865) 687-4537

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The right ‘mix’ of expertise Multi-disciplinary approach benefits TAVR patients There’s an old saying: “Too many cooks spoil the broth.” But that is definitely not the case when a patient’s treatment plan calls for TAVR, or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. With TAVR, the patient benefits from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, all of whom play essential roles. The first TAVR was performed at Parkwest in June 2012. The procedure gives new hope to patients who suffer from a progressive lifethreatening condition called aortic stenosis, but who are not candidates for traditional open heart surgery. By the end of this year, more than 80 patients will have received this lifesaving procedure at Parkwest. TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that involves placing a catheter into the femoral artery or through a small incision between the ribs and deploying a collapsible prosthetic aortic valve into a beating heart. At Parkwest the multi-disciplinary TAVR team includes physicians specializing in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, interventional cardiology and cardiac anesthesiology, along with nurses and technicians with specialized training. “A successful TAVR requires precise, simultaneous execution of a set of tasks,” said Dr. Thomas Pollard, cardiovascular surgeon. “The skill set required to perform these tasks crosses multiple medical and surgical specialties.” In addition to the surgical team, several Parkwest leaders provide administrative support and coordination for TAVR, including Darrell Brackett, director of cardiovascular services, and Jill Strevel, nurse manager. Sheilah Vartan, nurse navigator with the TAVR team at Parkwest’s Valve Clinic, acts as a liaison between the medical team and the patient and family.

complex and significant medical problems in addition to aortic valve stenosis,” said Dr. Chadwick Stouffer, cardiothoracic surgeon. “The multidisciplinary team allows us to manage each patient’s situation with the best treatment possible for that individual.” Dr. Stouffer explained that each team member “plays a key role in a well-orchestrated, but complex set of steps.” The cardiac anesthesiology team manages the patient’s anesthe-

By the end of this year, more than 80 patients between the ages of 62 and 96 will have received Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) at Parkwest. TAVR has offered hope to men and women who had run out of treatment options. Sheilah Vartan, nurse navigator with the TAVR team at Parkwest’s Valve Clinic, acts as a liaison between the medical team and the patient and family.

“I serve as an advocate to the patient and a consistent point of contact within our multidisciplinary approach,” she said. “I provide education, a plan of care, coordination of tests, emotional support, and guidance through the TAVR experience.” The multidisciplinary approach is in place from the patient’s first encounter with the TAVR team. A patient is referred to the interventional cardiologist or CV surgeon by his or her own cardiologist or primary care physician. The patient first undergoes a “work-up” that includes extensive outpatient tests, and the results

are presented at a weekly TAVR conference. “A great volume of ancillary data are reviewed, analyzed and combined with the clinical impression to develop a consensus regarding optimal management of the specific patient,” explained Dr. Nicholaos Xenopoulos, interventional cardiologist. He said the multidisciplinary approach is essential during TAVR procedures because complications can emerge. “For example, the case may evolve into an open procedure, or vascular complications may require endovascular or surgical solutions.” “TAVR patients present with very

Everyone LOVES a quitter The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. Smoking cessation gets a little easier with a new mobile app which was recently launched by Covenant Health to help smokers break the habit. Once the free app is downloaded, users enter personal data and their smoking history, such as the number of cigarettes they smoke a day. Based on this information, the app recommends a quitting timeline, which the user can accept, change or adjust. Once a smoker quits, the app rewards him/her by calculating the number of days and years added back to their life and amount saved by not buying cigarettes. For more information and links to download the app, visit www. covenanthealth.com/stopsmoking or call Covenant Health at 541-4500.

By quitting even for one day, smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes – nearly 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the U.S. and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes – other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.

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sia, hemodynamics and respiratory function, and performs intra-operative echocardiography. The cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists work side by side to perform the TAVR operation itself. Support staff and nurses assist with the operation and manage the radiological equipment. Even the operating room used for TAVR procedures at Parkwest is multidisciplinary in design. A unique surgical room, known as a hybrid operating room, combines the resources of a cardiac catheterization lab and an operating room, including the imaging equipment needed for

minimally invasive procedures. “The hybrid OR takes two specialized hospital areas and combines them in one physical location to do a very specific job,” explained Darrell Brackett. Support staffs from the two areas work together in the hybrid OR much like the physicians from different specialties work together, allowing staff to expand their skills and knowledge. While the operating facilities are located at Parkwest Medical Center, patients come from other hospitals throughout Covenant Health. “I look upon this team as Covenant Health’s TAVR team,” said Dr. Michael Ayres, interventional cardiologist. “I believe that physicians working together is really the success of this program. It’s an example of complex medical technology being used in a responsible manner for a large health system. We are offering a definitive therapy to improve a very sick patient’s quality of life.” Pollard noted that in addition to the physicians, “the nurses and technicians we work with are the best in the area. We … hear from other programs that our team is unique in its cohesiveness and resultant success. We also have Covenant’s administration to thank for sharing our vision for this program.” The physicians agreed that TAVR’s “recipe” for success is built on the multidisciplinary approach that combines unique skills and a commitment to working together to tackle complex medical cases. “Aortic stenosis is one of the most difficult valvular heart diseases to manage,” said Dr. Lee Collins, cardiac anesthesiologist. “The TAVR procedure involves catheter-based techniques combined with surgical intervention. By placing all the disciplines together, we work toward one goal: providing great care for every patient.”

Guide offers tips for making the holidays less stressful For the 19th year in a row, Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center, is offering expert holiday “survival advice” as a community service. The 2013 Holiday Survival Guide is available as a free download at www.peninsulabehavioralhealth.org. “Nearly everyone has stress triggered by the holidays,” said d Parkwest CAO Rick Lassiter.. “Lots of times our own familyy experiences are no match forr those perfect relationships wee see in the holiday movies on n TV. During the holiday season n when we’re extra busy, we aim m for that ideal experience anyway ay and we’re disappointed when we don’t get it.” This year’s handbook includes information on stressful situations commonly faced, such as being alone during the holidays, juggling multiple family obligations, and coping with illness and grief. There is also

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All things bright The Knoxville Expo Center glittered and gleamed last weekend during the 2013 Christmas Fair. The prevailing décor and gift presentations for this year leaned toward rustic. Vendors presented home décor, Christmas decorations, antiques and crafts - much of which was country in design. The event has drawn shoppers for years as a place to find unique handmade items and this year was no different. The number of vendors was up and so many attended the weekend fair that it was often difficult to make your way through the aisles. There were food and drink samplings galore and as always Sunshine Hollow Farms brought delicious holiday treats. One booth featured decoupage items made with wallpaper dating back to the 1920s. Hourly demonstrations were held by crafters and vendors. There will be one more shopping opportunity at the center before Christmas. The Expo will feature Shopping with Santa – A Family Christmas Event Nov. 22-24. Info: www. knoxvilleexpocenter.com. ■

‘Not for human consumption’

Sam Venable was in fine form Nov. 7 having chased down products with labels that bear repeating. Venable

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brought his everyday humor to Sharon Baptist Church to entertain the Loving Life Group. After a fine lunch of home cooking, retired members of the church were treated to Venable’s sidesplitting humor. “There must be 200 words on the back of a can of Old Roy dog food,” said Venable. “Nowhere on this can does it say not for human consumption. Leading me to believe that if you’ve got a church dinner coming up and your cake burns, just get you a can of Old Roy, mash it up, serve it with crackers and call it pâté.” Venable explained the proper use of bar soap, stating that the first direction should say “remove from package.” He said that a Styrofoam cup should always be referred to as “molded, expandable polystyrene vessel used for containing liquids” due to patents. Venable enjoyed lunch with the group, after which he shared his stories about looking for the weird, offbeat, nutty part of life. Pastor Mark McCoig presented Venable with a special gift after the meeting.

Hayden Welch, 3, Ella Parker, 4, and Aliana Ayala, 3, wait for story time to begin at Pajama Rama. Victoria Varner, 3, makes sure the rug is ready for dancing at the Powell Library Pajama Rama. Robbie Crawford creates calligraphy engraving on her bullet knives. Crawford was the official calligrapher for Elvis Presley.

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The Powell Branch Library hosted Pajama Rama Nov. 7. Kids showed up in PJs ranging from cute to cuddly to hear stories read by librarian Becky Walden. Walden chose “Money, Money, Honey Bunny” and “Pete the Cat” as the books for the evening. The monthly event is growing in number with more than 15 attending. After story time there were crafts, snacks and dancing. Pajama Rama is held at 6:30 p.m. each first Thursday at the Powell Library. Children age 3-8

Shirley Freeman brought handmade items from her business Fabric of My Life. Photos by Cindy Taylor

are welcome to don their PJs and join in the fun. No signup needed. Reach Cindy Taylor at ctaylorsn@gmail. com

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Denise Watts Price interjected: “The students will be active, not Film Club members Graham Newport, Chase Ward and Ike Van passive, learners. In the de Vate explain the benefits of their club, including learning past when our graduates got the technology of the day. to college, many of them had to learn how to learn. … The teacher is there as a facilitator, directing the discussion and helping children learn how to find information.” Bill Dunn listened intently and then asked: “In the end, is (Common Core) an improvement?” Both Price and Watts said yes, but the transition may be rocky. At one point, Watts said history teachers were “born to talk.” We suspect that all teachers still working are “born to be opSingers Noah Muncy, Harrison Cooke, Josh Neely and Caleb timists.” And that’s a good Brewer entertain at Powell High’s Community Engagement thing. event.

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government Don’t count on politicians to change city election cycle City elections produced the usual record low participation leaving one wondering why bother? This is not a new development. Every city election when the mayor is not running sees another record low turnout. This time it was serious. Fewer than 10 percent of registered voters voted. Every incumbent was returned and three did not even have an opponent. One opponent did not campaign. Term limits have achieved the result of an 8-year term for council and the mayor. The same will happen to Knox County Commission and the county mayor too as time moves along. Term limits discourage challengers to incumbents seeking a second and final term. Every four years people comment on how the city election cycle ought to be shifted. It actually would save $250,000 if done concurrent with county or state elections in even-numbered years. The only people opposed are those who serve in office under the current system. In this case, all five winners are barred from seeking a third consecutive term on council. A couple may run for mayor in 2019. But memories fade and editorial writers are on to new topics. So do not expect a charter amendment being submitted to you the voter to allow a change. There is concern you might vote for it, and the unique city system would be ended by the vote in city elections for council actually reaching 20 or 25 percent of the total registered voters. The only way this will change is if voters start a petition to change the charter as they did on term limits. ■ Hadley Gamble: A few weeks ago when I was in London I had the pleasure of having lunch with native Knox countian Hadley Gamble, 32, who grew up in Halls and now broadcasts for CNBC news. We met at the Royal China Inn for a dim sum meal on Baker Street near historic Portman Square. She attended Brickey Elementary. She is a graduate of Halls High School in 1999 and the University of Miami in 2003 where she majored in history and journalism. She actually works now in the Middle East most of the time in Dubai and also covers Syria, Eqypt and Iran. Her parents are Jim and Betty Gamble. He owns Gamble Motor Company in LaFollette. Her aunt is the energetic and irrepressible Jane Chedester, who manages

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Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Knoxville office at the Howard Baker Federal Building. Gamble’s knowledge of the Middle East and her accomplishments in working for Fox News (ABC’s Peter Jennings prior to joining CNBC) are truly impressive. It is great to see folks born and raised here in Knox County achieving such success in international broadcasting at such a young age. Her personal knowledge of so many leaders in several Middle Eastern nations rivaled longtime career diplomats. She would be a great speaker at the Howard Baker Center when she is in Knoxville visiting family. ■ James Buckley: A few weeks later I was in Lakeville, Conn., attending my 50th class reunion from Hotchkiss School, which my brother had attended along with well-known Knoxvillians Caesear Stair III, Caesar Stair IV and my daughter, Martha Ashe. During the weekend, I was lucky to have lunch with former New York Sen. James Buckley, 90, who lives in nearby Sharon. Buckley, younger brother of famous National Review editor and TV commentator Bill Buckley, has retired to the area where he grew up. Buckley was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York on the Conservative Party ticket in 1970, defeating both the Democratic and Republican nominees. He has also served as head of Radio Free Europe, as a federal appellate judge in the District of Columbia with Justice Scalia, and as an under-secretary of state. Buckley is the 6th oldest living former U.S. senator. He voiced strong support for the GOP nominating a governor or former governor to run for president in 2016. He mentioned Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as persons worth watching. He worries that President Obama has weakened the U.S. in the conduct of foreign policy and Obamacare is a disaster waiting to become worse, although he felt the federal government shutdown was not the right way to oppose Obamacare. At 90 he appears like he is 70.

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It’s not about the money If Bill Haslam, Jim McIntyre and Knox County school board members have heard what teachers are telling them, they know it’s not all about the money. Teachers have been slow to speak out, but it started with Halls Elementary School teacher Lauren Hopson, who addressed the school board in October about the pressures of endless cycles of student testing and teacher evaluation. Somebody put the speech online, and it went viral. This month, 300 of her colleagues wore red and backed her up at the November meeting. While everybody knows that Tennessee teachers are sadly underpaid, anybody who listened to them talk to the school board should have noticed that the wellbeing of their students – who, by some counts, lost up to 45 days of instruction

Betty Bean time last year being tested or being prepared to be tested – and their colleagues far outweighs financial concerns. Haslam responded to reports of teacher complaints by making it known that he intended to give them significant pay raises. In 2011, McIntyre and the school board asked County Commission for a huge tax increase to fund an ambitious budget proposal and got turned down flat. Teachers would have benefited financially, but they didn’t turn out to lobby for the budget. Three hundred teachers in the audience couldn’t have hurt McIntyre’s cause. A lot of people wondered why.

Maybe we should have asked. Last month, Hopson gave the board a big clue (if they were listening) why teachers might have been lukewarm about the superintendent’s bold proposal: “We are tired of money being wasted on programs that take away our creativity and professional judgment. Money being spent on coaches who often have less teaching experience than the teachers they coach, and money spent on pet projects that look good on the surface. I teach at one of the technology grant schools and I am really excited about the possibilities open to us. But I can tell you that an estimated $600,000 was spent to train us for two weeks this summer. “Strangely, we only spent about 12 of 60 hours on devices. We spent the rest of the time learning how to

have PLC meetings, three days on project-based learning and a whole day on learning theories we covered in college …. And believe it or not, one whole day figuring out what kind of penguin we were.” Glowing state and county test scores have sent Haslam and McIntyre on victory laps in recent days, and both are repeating their contentions that most teachers are fine with the way their schools are being run. Haslam conceded “pockets” of discontent. And the pay raises the governor promised? Well, state revenues are down and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman hinted last week that teachers shouldn’t get their hopes up. Race to the Top funds are running out, and he wants to beef up teacher observations. Good thing teachers aren’t in it for the money.

GOSSIP & LIES ■ The South Knox Republican Club will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Gary Underwood Park. ■ J. Frederick Emert emailed to say he’s not dying. MetroPulse got it wrong. Seems the young man may run against state Rep. Gloria Johnson. ■ Kristi Davis is running for judge, joining Ray H. Jenkins and possibly Billy Stokes. Call us fogey, but a judge whose name ends in “i” ??? ■ If Charme Knight is elected District Attorney, we could have D.A. Charme appearing before Judge Kristi. ■ And J. Frederick in the Legislature.

Waggoner announces candidacy for sheriff Republican primary candidate for Knox County sheriff, Bobby Waggoner, chats with longtime family friend Betty Parham and Dana Evans. Waggoner formally announced his candidacy Thursday on Market Square. He retired as chief of detectives with the Sheriff ’s Office. Photo by Ruth White

Old City resurgence builds By Betty Bean Things are looking up in the Old City. Shaun Parrish, proprietor of Old City Java, can see it. All he has to do is look up the street to the north and see the ongoing work on the old White Lily Flour building and the prep work starting on the iconic Patrick Sullivan’s Saloon at the corner of Central and Jackson Avenues. His co-proprietor and wife, Meghan, sees it too when she comes in before dawn to start the morning baking. “It’s really exciting,” said Parrish, who is president of the Old City Neighborhood Association and has owned Old City Java for six years. “We’ve seen 20 to 30 percent growth in business. Meghan gets here early in the morning, and it used to be really sketchy here. Now, you get here early, 4 or 5 in the morning, and you see people out here jogging.”

The White Lily building is a David Dewhirst project and will house 42 residential units. Just southwest of the Old City on State Street, another downtown developer, architect Buzz Goss, has won approval for Marble Alley, an ambitious undertaking which will offer 240 apartment units, a parking garage and even a swimming pool. Right behind Java, buildings long occupied by John H. Daniel Custom Tailors at 120, 124 and 114 W. Jackson Avenue, plus two parking lots have been sold. The new owner has not yet been disclosed, but whatever is coming is expected to include a substantial residential component, as well. This means a lot of new feet on the Old City streets, which will, naturally, make Old City business owners very happy. Rick Emmett serves as a liaison between the city and downtown residents

and businesses, so he takes frequent walkabouts all over the city. He agrees with the Parrishes that the Old City, which saw its heyday Rick Emmett in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is on its way back. “There’s been a new energy there building over the last 4-5 years,” he said. “It is baby steps, but we’re getting there.” He points to small steps like the bicycle rack the city installed on Central in front of Java, and cleaning up the garbage pickup area in the alleyway there. And he also cites big projects like the Jackson Avenue Streetscape, which is in the design phase and will change the look of that thoroughfare. Much of the Old City’s

Old City Java owners Meghan and Shaun Parrish changes are credited to Radio Systems Corp CEO Randy Boyd, who owns Boyd’s Jig and Reel (formerly Manhattan’s) and Patrick Sullivan’s Saloon, and is the Parrishes’ landlord. “It’s been really good to have Randy around. He’s very humble and very concerned about the right things in regards to the neighborhood,” Shaun Parrish said.

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Pointed observations about sagging Vols Primary observation after 83.3 percent of the Tennessee football season: I miscalculated. This restoration project is going to take longer than I thought.

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■ The August outlook did not have Vanderbilt as the pivotal game of the season. I did not expect Michael Palardy to be player of the year. Several old Vols who saw entire practices warned me about offensive limitations and the lack of speed at linebacker. Hard to teach fleet-

ness afoot, they said. With infinite wisdom, I foresaw steady improvement on defense, crisp tackling, clearly defined assignments, smart organization. The defense just had to get better. The departure of Sal Sunseri was the winning edge. My bad. The defense is not better. By historical standards, it is embarrassing. ■ I thought Tennessee would lose decisively at Oregon. I had no idea the Ducks would score 59 and rack up 687 yards and roar up and down the field on eight consecutive drives. I believed Tennessee would upset somebody in the mid-section of the season – Florida, Georgia or South Carolina. Florida wasn’t very good. God saved Georgia. The Vols were fast

enough to get the Gamecocks. Amazing. Of course Tennessee would lose at Alabama. I did not expect a rout. It was 35-0 at halftime. Tennessee fans could go. Nick Saban made UA students stay. Butch Jones said: “That was probably the worst half we’ve played all year. Some of it was due to the quality of our opponent. Some of it was self-inflicted wounds.’’ The “easy does it” Tide with bleach started me wondering if Tennessee was making any genuine progress. The team was ruining all those catchy slogans about superb conditioning, brotherhood devotion and brick-by-brick building. The collapse is confusing. Missouri was no contest. Auburn took all the fun out of homecoming. Fifty-five

points! Oh my. ■ Regarding confusion, Tennessee did toughness drills the week between Missouri and Auburn. Did you notice a difference? Rajion Neal ran hard. The offensive line, impressive in warm-ups, promoted as the finest in the SEC, has been exposed as something less. It may not be the best in the state. We’ll see Saturday. ■ These Volunteers have created the possibility of eight losses. That would be a record. In 116 years of UT football, no team has ever lost eight. One more setback will mean a fourth consecutive losing season. That hasn’t happened since 1903-06. No matter how they finish, they have made memories. As of now, seniors can

RAM film premiere is Thursday By Jake Mabe Remote Area Medical and its founder Stan Brock are known worldwide for bringing medical aid to individuals far removed from it, logistically, financially or both. Brock, familiar to TV audiences for his work on “Wild Kingdom,” says he was inspired to found RAM in 1985, after being injured by wild horses as a teen in Guyana, South America. “The nearest doctor was 26 days away by foot,” he says. A new documentary film on the Knoxville-based nonprofit premieres 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Tennessee Theatre. Admission to the screening is free. “We had nothing to do with (the film),” Brock says. “It’s shot from the patient’s point of view and is very

tastefully done. “You get to see what people like Chris do,” he says, pointing to medical director Dr. Chris Sawyer. “There’s nothing political about it. It’s about poverty in America, particularly in rural Appalachia.” The documentary was filmed at a RAM event at Bristol Motor Speedway two years ago. “People line up for 10 or 20 hours to get a ticket (to be seen by a doctor). People are camped out in the parking lot, sleeping in cars. It’s grim. And whether we’re in Los Angeles or Wise County, Va., or Knoxville, it’s the same. We hear the same complaints.” Sawyer, a prominent Knoxville physician, says the most important thing RAM does is provide optical and dental care.

“People who have lived with a sore tooth for a year or two and it’s throbbing. Most (dentists) want money up front, so most of these people wait for a RAM event. They’ll drive for hours just to get a tooth pulled.” Sawyer became involved with RAM in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. “I had been on missions in the Amazon six times, to Chile, to Brazil and after Katrina, my wife (Betty) said, ‘What are you going to do? You go and help all these people and you can’t help your own?’ In about five seconds, I knew who to call,” he said, pointing to Brock. Brock says the film is produced and directed by Jeff Reichert and his wife, Farihah Zaman. It has been

Remote Area Medical founder Stan Brock and Dr. Chris Sawyer participate in a conference call with Rene Steinhower, who is organizing a medical relief effort in the Philippines. Photo by Jake Mabe

well-received by audiences at various film festivals and is getting Academy Award attention. A special Red Carpet event will be also held at 5:30 p.m. The Tennessee Wind Symphony – a group of 80, which includes Saw-

reflect on 6-24 against SEC competition. During Tiny Richardson and A.J. Johnson’s time, the record is 3-19. ■ Some of you were not paying attention a few weeks ago when I offered a preview of Maty Mauk, Missouri’s mobile quarterback. Some didn’t see what the big deal was (your very words). Three of you misspelled his first and last name. I don’t know what you thought about that 31-3 romp but I thought Mauk killed Tennessee dead. The Vols used that experience to make Auburn’s Nick Marshall appear much better. He ran 13 times for 214 yards and two touchdowns. One run was 62. He was unmolested on a 38yard sprint. Only the stadium wall stopped him short of the river. What shall we do about this quirky little problem of running quarterbacks?

I am reminded of 2009 when Ole Miss deployed scatback Dexter McCluster in the wildcat formation. He ripped the Vols for 282 yards. Monte Kiffin, posing as Tennessee defensive coordinator, had no idea how to stop it. He had never seen such foolishness in the NFL. The following Monday, Kiffin called college coaches across the country for suggestions. I hope Tennessee’s current coaches are calling somebody for help. While they are at it, they might seek kick-coverage concepts. ■ This is double stakes Saturday, winner take all for Vanderbilt. Commodores coach James Franklin, considered unbearable by some Tennessee fans, would probably parlay a victory into serious gloating about state supremacy. He’s the sort who might even use it in recruiting.

yer – will perform at 6:15. “I hope that the film will get the attention of a large segment of the American public who are not fully aware of the depth of poverty in the United States,” Brock says. He says that internal studies show that 65-70 percent of patients attending a RAM medical event are there to see a dentist, followed closely by those who need to see an eye doctor. “And all of these people really need to see Chris. We try to persuade them to go see Dr. Chris and other physicians in the meantime while they are there and waiting for hours to see a dentist. Sometimes they discover they have serious, life-threatening problems.” Brock says the key to the organization’s success is volunteers like Sawyer. “The money we do raise goes to the logistical end, putting fuel in the trucks

and airplanes, buying dental chairs and having the vision setups. There’s a huge expense involved in running the organization.” Sawyer says volunteers know this upfront. “Everybody wants to go on missions until you bring up money. At RAM, you come in with an understanding that it’s up to you to get there. And it’s not for everybody, either. Some can turn out to be rough.” Sawyer views his involvement with RAM as a calling. “Why was I blessed to be born here? I have no clue, but I think you need to give it back. It’s a humbling experience. I feel like I have to go. “And don’t let Stan minimize his role. He gave up everything to devote his life to this.” For more info on RAM and the film premiere event, visit www.ramusa.org or call 579-1530.

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POWELL Shopper news • NOVEMBER 18, 2013 • A-7

Old souls

Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning regularly. Aaron shall set it up in the tent of meeting, outside the curtain of the covenant, to burn from evening to morning before the Lord regularly; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. (Leviticus 24: 2-3 NRSV) Keep your lamps trimmed and burning; the time is drawing nigh. (“Keep Your Lamps,” Andre Thomas) Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place. (Rumi, Persian mystic and poet, 1207-1273 A.D.)

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Lynn Pitts Shirley Smith, Jim R. Black, Mona Napier and Kenny Jarnagin put the finishing touches on the Sharon Baptist Church float for Veterans Day. Smith and Jarnagin hold a banner listing deceased members who served in the armed forces. Photo by Cindy Taylor

Remembering our veterans By Cindy Taylor Sharon Baptist Church has honored veterans for three years by decorating a float and taking part in the Veterans Day parade in Knoxville. This year the names of deceased veterans

of the church held a special place in front of the float. “We will walk the parade carrying a banner that lists our deceased veterans by name,” said church member Nita Buell-Black. “We have 73 veterans still serving in

our church.” A group of members worked for weeks getting the float ready using a warehouse offered by Claude Yow for storage. Time was spent researching past members who served the country from

1881 (the year the church was founded) to today. Riding on the float were veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Lunch was served at the church after the parade.

Interfaith fellowship focuses on the environment By Wendy Smith When Jennifer Alldredge graduated from Vanderbilt, she wasn’t interested in saving the environment. She just wanted a job. But now that she works for the Alliance to Save Energy, she is looking for new ways to speak out for the environment. Her acceptance into GreenFaith’s 2014 Fellowship Class will provide the education and leadership training she needs to achieve her goal. As a senior program associate with the Alliance to Save Energy, Alldredge spends much of her time in Knox County Schools. She facilitates the PowerSave Schools program, which focuses on empowering the next generation of energy consumers to make good choices. Through education, energy efficiency becomes second nature to children, she says. She learned about GreenFaith through her involve-

ment with the creation care committee at St. Mark United Methodist Church. GreenFaith is an interfaith environmental coalition that provides resources for diverse faith communities. Alldredge was delighted to be chosen for the nonprofit’s 18-month fellowship program, which prepares participants for religiousbased environmental leadership. She spent last week on her first retreat with 22 other members of the 2014 class in Newark, N.J. The topic of the retreat was social justice. In addition to three retreats, the Fellows will have monthly webinars and be assigned extensive reading. Alldredge says she is nervous about the reading because the forecast for the environment is so alarming. They will also learn how to “green” their own religious institutes and advocate for the environment, and each will complete a

Jennifer Alldredge has been chosen to participate in GreenFaith’s 2014 Fellowship Class. Photo submitted leadership project. While her class is predominately Christian, Alldredge is excited about learning what different faith groups have in common. The week in Newark included a visit to a Hindu temple and a lecture from a Rabbi. Environmentalism is now being addressed by people of all religions, she says, since all faiths sup-

WORSHIP NOTES Food banks ■ Cross Roads Presbyterian hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. Info: 922-9412. ■ Glenwood Baptist Church of Powell, 7212 Central Ave. Pike, is accepting appointments for the John 5 Food Pantry. For appointment: 9382611 or leave a message and your call will be returned. ■ Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane, distributes free food 10 a.m.-noon each third Saturday. Info: 566-1265. ■ New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry distributes food boxes 5-6:30 p.m. each third Thursday. Info: 688-5330. ■ Bookwalter UMC offers One Harvest Food Ministries to the community. Info and menu: http://bookwalter-umc. org/oneharvest/index.html or 689-3349, 9 a.m.-noon. weekdays. ■ Ridgeview Baptist Church offers a Clothes Closet free of cost for women, men and children in the Red Brick Building, 6125 Lacy Road. Open to the public 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every second Saturday.

Crafters needed ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway in Karns, is calling all crafters for its

annual Craft Fair to be held Saturday, Nov. 23. Tables are $30 and set-up is 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. For application to reserve your spot, email amrector@comcast.net or call the church office, 690-1060.

Meetings and classes ■ Iglesia Cristiana Caminando con Jesús, 4508 Millertown Pike, will host “Journey across the city: Prayer for an End to Human Trafficking,” 7-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. This is the eighth of nine citywide prayer meetings being held at various churches, with the focus on local human trafficking. Topics addressed may not be suitable for children. Info: Robert Craig, 779-324-2248, or www.firewallministries. com/prayer. ■ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is offering tours of one its local churches to help the public have a better understanding of their beliefs. The church located at 6024 Grove Drive in Fountain City, near Gresham Middle School, will offer tours 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. ■ Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host a one-time class, “Surviving the Holidays,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, in the Prayer Chapel. The class is a warm and encouraging event featuring

video instruction and group discussion that will help you deal with the intense pain of grief during the holiday season. Info: care@fellowshipknox.org. ■ North Knoxville Seventhday Adventist Church, 6530 Fountain City Road, is offering a free two-hour introductory session of “Thinking About Quitting?” to those who want to stop smoking. The session will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the church fellowship hall. Space is limited. To register: 314-8204 or www. KnoxvilleInstep.com.

port the idea of “loving thy neighbor.” “If you care about people, you really need to care about the place where they live, and that’s the planet.” She acknowledges that there will always be resistance against anything that limits personal choice, even among people of faith. But she’s optimistic that everyone will realize the importance of energy conservation. Children instinctively make good choices, because they want to take care of things. Adults need additional motivation, she says. “For adults, money is the big factor. Do you want to reduce your energy bill?”

I love to have a candle burning; it is one of the ways I pray. It doesn’t have to be large or ornate, although I have some lovely candles that have been given to me, some of which were handmade. The light from candles is soft and warm and kind (a special blessing since I just passed a birthday, one that did not end in zero, but still had significance – you figure it out!) I can’t remember where I ran across the quote from Rumi, but it stuck in my mind because of its deep and inscrutable meaning. How can one be the soul of a place (or a situation, or a process)? Then I began thinking of examples: people I have known who are so significant that they enrich us all. This does not have to do with intelligence, charm, education, attractiveness or age. It has to do with the candle that burns inside them, a light that offers warmth and wisdom and truth. “Old souls,” I have heard them called, and that may

be true. They are also beautiful souls, those people who change us forever, who give us a glimpse of a better way to live: a calmer, kinder, wiser, deeper path. You know them, too, if you stop and think. You may recognize them because when they speak, folks listen. When they stand up for something, others take a closer look at the issue. When they make a decision, it is made and you can count on it. I don’t know if one can become an old soul, or if one is born that way. I suspect that it is a process, and old souls are people who pay attention to life and learn from it, continuing to grow every day they breathe. I do know that I am grateful for those old souls I have encountered because they grace this planet like candles on a dark night. They share their light with us and make this world a better place. In some mysterious way, they also help our feeble flames grow a little stronger, burn a little steadier, last a little longer. If you know someone who is the soul of whatever place they happen to be, watch them, listen to them, learn from them, thank them and give thanks for them. They are lamps shining in a dark and desperate world, and we need them all.

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Special services ■ First Lutheran Church, 1207 N Broadway, will hold the following services for Thanksgiving, Advent and the Living Nativity. The public is invited to all services. Thanksgiving service: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, featuring singing and communion. All advent services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec 4, 11 and 18, and will include the lighting of the advent wreath and communion. The annual Living Nativity Event: Sunday, Dec. 15, includes Bible Study indoors, 5 p.m.; the Living Nativity, outdoors, 5:30; Hand Bell choir performance: 6:30. Soup and sandwiches available during all events. The public is invited to all activities and worship services.

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LAW DOGS | Betty Bean One day in 2007, Don Bosch had a revelation. A former collegiate athlete who arrived in Knoxville from St. Louis, Mo., in 1981 to attend UT on a swimming scholarship, he’d taken a 25-year break from competitive sports, finished law school, launched a successful career as a lawyer, started his own firm and been involved in some of the highest-profile criminal cases in the region. He had also packed more than 100 pounds onto his 6-foot-3 swimmer’s frame. “I had a watershed moment after climbing a flight of stairs and being miserable when I reached the top and deciding I didn’t want to live like that,” he said. “At age 45, I decided I wanted to get fit. Two years later, I found myself lined up at the start line of the Iron Man World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – the greatest one-day endurance race in the world.” He pauses, remembers and smiles. “I’m in the Super Bowl two years later. It was the most meaningful thing I’ve ever done in athletics.” This summer, he was recruited to be on a national team for Race Across America (RAAM), a 3,000-mile, transcontinental bicycle race that starts in Oceanside, Calif., and ends in Annapolis, Md. It is billed as the most difficult race in the world. Bosch was one of eight members of Team Barrow, one member of which was on the road at all times. His

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father, Ron, was on the crew that accompanied the team. “We’d ride seven miles at a time, hard as you can ride, 25 times a day,” Bosch said. “I rode about 500 miles personally, climbed the Rockies and the Appalachians, and I summited the highest point – 11,000 feet at Wolf Creek Pass” (in the San Juan Mountains, at the Continental Divide). It was his 50th birthday. In the time between his first Iron Man event and the RAAM, Bosch participated in races and triathlons in Europe, South America and China. Bosch says he had a very specific reason to go law school. “I was seeking one job and one job only – general

counsel for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. But I learned there was no such position, so I had to reevaluate. “I even wrote them that I’d come up and clerk for minimum wage and season tickets. They wrote me a very nice letter indicating they didn’t have a general counsel position, but stay in touch.” His first job as an attorney was with the firm Tipton, Eshbaugh and Simpson. He started his own firm in 1991, and is best known for his criminal defense work in high-profile cases like that of Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner, Market Square impresario Scott West and enough UT athletes to field a pass-

able D-1 starting lineup in most any sport. He’s known as the only lawyer in Knoxville to “beat” the FBI in a bank robbery case (he represented the getaway driver in the 1990 case that ended with a dramatic shootout in Inskip, which left one police officer injured with gunshot wounds). Bosch has also represented many athletes in contract negotiations and is a television commentator with WBIR-TV, an art collector and a longtime player in the redevelopment of downtown Knoxville. “I got into building early. I got involved in real estate transactions here when everybody thought you were crazy to get involved.” He’s a music lover and a collector of art, mostly contemporary. An enormous black and white painting by glass sculptor Richard Jolley dominates the south wall of his Gay Street office building, a striking, 5,000-square-foot space featuring displays of sculpture, painting and photography. His personal office has stamped tin ceiling, an enormous custom-made desk, a working concrete fireplace and a massive skylight that during construction was rumored to be a rooftop hot tub. There’s a four-car garage in the basement. There’s even more art on display at his home in West Knoxville, where he has held too many political, civic and social events to count. One of his most notable parties came last year when he hosted a bon voyage party for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team – including Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin – before they took off for the London games. Bosch has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, an adjunct professor at UT’s

Selected Don Bosch tweets from the road while participating in the world’s toughest bicycle race – Race Across America: June 15: It’s on! Team Barrow in 2nd place going into the Glass Elevator. Climbing boys are up!!!! (“The Glass Elevator” is a steep, 9-mile downhill ride into the Sonoran Desert.) The suffering begins! Yadi into IV fluids after massive climbing effort. Team Barrow in solid 2nd place, only behind world record guys on Allied Forces! June 16: Day two in the books. Night shift on the road. A lot of climbing... and one terrifying descent. Made it east of Flagstaff. More later! June 17: Morning riders up!!! Hello Colorado !!!!! The morning relief tags in for me! Screaming into Durango. Next up for Jory M Greenfield and me- the climb up Wolf Creek Passtime to visit the O2 tanks! And somehow I ended up w the summit. Yeah, it did hurt. June 18: Post day IV... tragically not filled with tequila. Probably a bad idea with 3+ days left.... (Note: picture of Bosch hooked up to IV fluids accompanies this.) Riding w Kyle Claffey. He and I climbed Mt. Yarnell together on day two, climbed w Jory M. Greenfield and Yati Yadav to nearly 11,000 feet through Wolf Creek Pass yesterday. He’s putting in College of Law, and on the Knoxville Bar Association Board of Governors, receiving its highest honor, the President’s Award, in 2001 for his work relating to juvenile justice issues. Having lived most of his adult life in the public eye and achieving an enviable level of personal and pro-

a yeoman’s effort on the hot flats of Kansas. One week ago he took a chemo treatment for brain cancer. He is being treated by Barrow Neuro. Get off your couch. Now. And please go to our ride team page (teambarrow. org) and please donate now! June 20: With the caveat that sports and endurance racing pales to real warfare, the phrases “fog of war” and “battlefield fatigue” have a clearer meaning today. Everyone needs a damn group hug it out right now.... Terrifying moment of the day: bombing down a country road in nowhere Indiana, 45-50 mph, aero bike, laying down, and catching a sign out of the corner of your eye that says “Bridge Closed”.... Starting at 6a tomorrow we are throwing the kitchen sink at this race. Going to run a 3 man rotation for a few hours then all hands from night crew will be back in by 1p til we finish! Going to try to run down the team in front of us. Two bags of IV fluids and recovery boots and we are ready to go! Into Maryland. Please let the climbing end! June 21: Pulling night rotations for first time ever – this just became the Tour du Ray Charles for me.... fessional success, is there something he’d like to do next? He doesn’t think long before answering: “Someone described me as an extroverted introvert. And some days I think I’m about 10 years away from wanting to sell snow cones at the beach.”

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Technology comes online at Corryton

First grader Raley Qualls works a math problem on an iPad.

By Jake Mabe Nearly a semester into Knox County School’s 1:1 technology pilot program, Corryton Elementary seems to be off to a running start. Zack Brewer, who is the school’s TPACK (Technology Pedagogy Content Knowledge) coach, says his is a brand new job. “Our role is to infuse technology with what teachers are teaching,” he says. “You hear a lot about personalized learning environment. If a student misses a day, they can watch a video or if they need re-teaching, they can watch another lesson.” “We also have an online course with the upper-grade students that teaches them technical ‘how-to’ courses – for example, how to use PowerPoint – to minimize the time the teacher has to teach PowerPoint.” Ray Wynn, the on-site computer technician, says he doesn’t let any challenges stand in his way. “I make sure the devices and technology are working properly,” he says. It’s gone really well. To see 1st and 2nd graders using iPads is awesome.” “This would not have gotten off without their support,” says principal Jamie Snyder. “It’s crucial to have (Ray) on site when teachers have problems. Zack, as our curriculum coach and TPACK coach, has two hard jobs. They are paving the way for what these positions feel like.” Corryton is one of 11 Knox County schools that received a technology grant last spring. Fourth and 5th grade students have 1:1 technology – a MacBook Pro

Corryton Elementary TPACK (Technology Pedagogy Content Knowledge) and curriculum coach Zack Brewer and computer tech Ray Wynn chat about the school’s technology pilot program. Photos by Jake Mabe

Fifth grader Joshua Sullivan researches trains online.

for every student. The 3rd grade is seven computers short of having 1:1 technology. First and 2nd grade students use iPads (1 for every 4-5 students) in addition to desktop computers. Fifth grade teacher Sherrie Dudley says the technology initiative has been a learning curve. “We take what we used to do with pencil and paper and find interesting ways for them to engage with it with

Fifth grader Luke Warwick, who successfully helped Corryton receive one of 11 technology grants countywide, works on a research project.

technology. Every day we’re trying something new.” Dudley says the instant feedback provided by technology-based assessments motivates her students to improve. “They take that and it creates an internal drive. They can see their strengths and weaknesses as they go.” Fifth grader Luke Warwick, who helped the school secure the technology grant last spring, was busy with online research last week. “It’s been better,” he says of the technology. “We have way more op-

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portunities to do work and way more sources to look off of as well.” Joshua Sullivan was researching trains. In about a minute, he had discovered how trains were invented. Wynn says seeing student progress is stunning. “They go from handwriting in the 1st grade to research in the 2nd grade,” he said. “Not every kid is going to be successful just reading a book. But when you see a kid enjoying education for the first time in their life, that’s what makes it so great.”

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Honoring veterans By Cindy Taylor West Haven Elementary School faculty, staff and students honored veterans Nov. 11 with a special celebration at the flag pole. Veterans, families and friends gathered under the awning while 2nd and 3rd grade students sang patri-

otic songs. Principal Kathy Duggan, new to West Haven this year, welcomed guests. “We are so happy to have all of you with us today and thank you for your service,” said Duggan. “Students, part of the reason we have freedom are the men and women you see behind me today.”

Principal Kathy Duggan and student Joseph Darr welcome his dad and Navy veteran Michael Darr. Photos by Cindy Taylor

U.S. Army veteran and PE teacher Danny Kidd and U.S. Air Force member and school resource officer Elisha Anderson. Third grader Andrew Howell talks with UT Air Force ROTC/Big Brother Neil Tate.

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Free math tutoring Free math tutoring is available from a certified teacher and former high school math teacher. Sessions are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays for algebra I, 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays for geometry and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays for algebra 2. Tutoring will be held at Middlebrook Pike UMC, 7234 Middlebrook Pike. Call or text 388-1725 or email Charlene.tutors.math@ gmail.com to reserve space. Powell High senior Shea Coker with dad David, sister Brittany Trent (also a Powell graduate) and mom Tanya.

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sion to teach students how weight transfer, timing and to Pursue their goals, Part- connection with salsa and ner with others, Practice bachata dances. kindness and Pick a positive attitude. Students can Dance instructor Waldo earn Panther Pounds for Solano and Catharine good citizenship that can be Pepmiller demonstrate spent at the Panther Store. Latin moves. “We take a small amount of class time to spotlight the fact that character-building and helping your community is important,” said 8th grade algebra teacher Jeanie Roop. Each weekly activity focuses on one of the four tenets of the Panther Promise.

Powell High School senior Shea Coker has known for years where she wanted to go to college – so when LMU offered to sign her to play for their girls basketball team she didn’t hesitate. “LMU is where I’ve wanted to go since freshman year,” said Coker. Coker will join the LMU girls basketball team and begin her studies in the fall of 2014. Also attending the signing were her dad David, sister Brittany Trent (also a Powell graduate) and mom ■ Salsa anyone? When that rumba rhythm Tanya. starts to play, Spanish stu■ Building dents at Powell High School can now sway along. Dance Character at instructor Waldo Solano Powell Middle and Catharine Pepmiller of The four “P’s” of the Pan- Salsa Knox demonstrated ther Promise are more than Latin dance moves at the just words on paper. It is the school Nov. 8. standard by which students Girls outnumbered boys at Powell Middle School are but everyone had an opstriving to live. portunity to learn. Students Each week teachers show met in the Complex to learn character-building videos the basic footwork, turns, followed by class discus- patterns, proper posture, Powell High senior Seth Kear practices a dip with junior Tori Lentz.

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A master plan for Five Points By Alvin Nance As we prepare for the next phase of revitalization in Five Poi nt s , KCDC has gathered together an expert master plan team, led by Johnson Architecture, Alvin Nance to gather public input and develop a roadmap for the next phases of redevelopment. This past week, we released the results from our first public workshop to discuss the overall redevelopment plan for this community. More than 75 individuals who represent, reside or work in the community attended the September workshop at the Walter P. Taylor Boys and Girls Club to learn about market research about existing conditions in Five Points and to provide input in the process of developing the master plan for redeveloping the neighborhood. The workshop offered four interactive “visioning” exercises and the results of those exercises are posted on our Five Points Revitalization section of our website (http://www.kcdc.org).

As with the HOPE VI project in Mechanicsville, our goal is to decrease the density of housing and replace those units with highquality, family-style and senior affordable housing. We have already made great strides toward breathing new life into the community with the demolition of 183 units of Walter P. Taylor Homes and Dr. Lee Williams Senior Complex and the addition of more than 125 new housing units in the Residences at Eastport and senior and family-style in-fill housing. Along with KCDC and HUD funds, the city of Knoxville has dedicated $8 million over 10 years to the revitalization of Five Points. We have set the date for our next workshop for the Five Points Master Plan on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Walter P. Taylor Boys and Girls Club. Our development process will include three public workshops and is expected to conclude in 2014. The master plan will take this community to a brighter future, and we ask for support through the process.

Hallsdale Powell Utility District had an uneventful board meeting on Nov. 11 and plans its final meeting of the year at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the office on Cunningham Road.

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President/CEO Darren Cardwell said HPUD set 15 water meters and inspected 12 sewer hookups in October. The district treated 233.6 million gallons of water and 166.43 million gallons of wastewater, reflecting a reduction in rainfall to less than 3/4-inches in October. Payments were approved for: W&O Construction, $106,110, for Melton Hill water treatment plant; Mike Smith Pump Service, $73,620, Brushy Valley waterlines; Cleary Construction, $178,238, Cherokee Ridge area waterlines; Charles Blalock & Sons, $76,159, Crippen Gap water tank on Shotsman Lane.

Paula Ellis, public education coordinator, and Lynn Goad, executive director for Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee Photos by Nancy Whittaker

treated any differently.” neurologist and dental vis- said UTRF president David Paula Ellis, public edu- its and support groups are Washburn. King University has cation coordinator, is in- some of the many services joined the East Tennessee volved with training people offered. Last year, the foundation Economic Council, an orgaon what to do if someone is having a seizure. In 2012, gave out more than 4,000 nization of private businessmore than 12,000 local peo- bike helmets to help prevent es, government entities and ple were trained. Members head injuries. Info: www. other local economic development groups that use fedof the Knox County Sher- efeasttn.org or 522-4991. eral funding in science and iff’s Office and Police Casecurity to promote develdet Academy as well as bus ■ Business Briefs drivers, school nurses and UT Research Foun- opment and explore growth church groups have all ben- dation (UTRF), a not- opportunities. 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The “blue crew” in front of their fire truck: Kevin Spooner, Rick Buhl, Jeff Nichols, Justin Ingle, Members of the “green crew” get ready to enjoy a meal together: Adam Schuelke, Jennifer Myers, Greg Perrin, Jody Hudson, Damon Underwood and Steve Hall. Photos by Carol Zinavage Tracy May and Luke Vandergriff

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Carol’s Corner Local firefighters will give you the same reason over and over for choosing their profession: “I wanted to help people.” At Station #15 on Essary Road in Fountain City, the atmosphere is cozy and convivial. Jokes fly constantly. “Firefighters have a weird sense of humor,” says Jeff Nichols, who counts 14 years with the city of Knoxville. Three different shifts of men and women – the “blue,” “green” and “red” crews – spend 24 hours together every three days in very close quarters, so “there are a lot of practical jokes.” Photoshopped pictures with outrageous captions decorate locker doors. Nicknames are tossed around: “Mr. Sexy” and “Too Tall.” Justin Ingle, whose father, grandfather and greatgrandfather all served in Knoxville, says, “I grew up in fire stations. We’d go on vacation, and the first thing my dad would do is take us to the nearest station. We’d

have instant friends who would tell us all the best places to go in that city.” At their own homeaway-from-home, everyone pitches in to make things comfortable. Cooking duties are rotated, and “we pay for our own meals,” says Tracy May, a firefighter for 19 years. A lunchtime visit found 15-year veteran Greg Perrin frying up onions for meatloaf. For takeout, nearby restaurant Sam & Andy’s is the go-to eatery. They’ve all collaborated on purchases together, like the flat-screen TV in the recliner-filled living room (the city sprang for the chairs), and they’ve bought kitchenware at Goodwill stores. The sleeping arrangements are co-ed but semiprivate, made so through the use of lockers and shelving units in one large, communal room. “Everyone has a space,” says 24-year veteran Kevin Spooner. “This is my own computer here, and my own desk.” The two senior members of each crew have private rooms with doors. Proud of their profession, these folks are eager tour guides, and I’m taken in to the garage. “This is the ladder truck,” says Rick Buhl. “The other truck carries water.” Buhl has 18 years of service. When asked about his best advice for the public, he unhesitatingly says, “Call 911 if you have a fire. Don’t try to put it out yourself!” A question about the

movie “Backdraft” brings scoffs from both crews. “You don’t walk into a building and see fire,” says Luke Vandergriff, who has seven years to his credit. “It’s just black with smoke. You can’t see your hand in front of your face.” Damon Underwood, 25 years a firefighter, agrees. “If you do see the fire, it’s just a glow.” “Most of our calls are medical,” says Steve Hall, a 7-year veteran. “This morning we had a lift assist for an elderly person. Then we took blood pressure readings for 4th graders at an elementary school. Only about 10 percent of our calls are for fires.” “And we get there so quickly that most of them don’t make the news,” adds 13-year veteran Jody Hudson. “When we catch fires in time, it doesn’t take us very long to put them out.” Seven-year veteran Jennifer Myers wishes East Tennesseans would make better health choices. She’s seen people on oxygen who still continue to smoke, “sometimes with the cannula still in their nose.” Obesity rates also distress her and her colleagues. And the job comes with sacrifices. Adam Schuelke forfeits “time to see my kid grow up,” and others agree, saying that they can’t get to all their children’s sports events. But “most of us came into this because we’re caring people,” says Buhl. Ingle agrees. “It’s a servant’s heart.”

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A marine’s story By Sandra Clark “Everybody has a story,” said retired U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sergeant Tim Sands. “This is mine.” Sands was the featured speaker Nov. 11 at a Veterans Day program at Sunnyview Primary School where he also teaches physical education.

Sands listed his experiences – being in the color guard for a football game, patrolling in Iraq and “delivering the worst possible news to families.” He does not regret his career choice, even though he missed many family events. “That makes the birthdays and holidays now even more

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“Shopping with Santa,” Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway. Crafters and artisans, food, children’s toys, candles, jewelry, daily prizes, kids’ activities and more. Admission: $3; parking is free. Info: www. shoppingwithsanta.com.

Auditions for WordPlayers’ production of “A Woman Called Truth” by Sandra Asher, Fourth United Presbyterian, 1323 N. Broadway. Appointments: 6-7 p.m.; Open call: 7-7:30 p.m. Seeking: one AfricanAmerican man, 18-35, two African-American women, 22-60, one European-American man, 30-60. For appointment: 539-2490. Info: visit www.wordplayers. org.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 19 “A Healthy Holidays Cooking Class,” noon, Healthy Living Kitchen at The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute. Learn tips on how to enjoy guiltless eating during the holiday season.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20 AARP driver safety class, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/ to register: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. The Bits ‘n Pieces Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Norris Community Center. Social time begins at 1 p.m. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Cyndi Herrmann, 278-7796, or bnpquilt@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, NOV. 21 New Harvest Park Farmers Market, 4775 New Harvest Lane, 3-6 p.m. Vendors include local farmers, crafters and food trucks. Info: www.knoxcounty.org/ farmersmarket. KSO Musical Storytimes for Kids, 4 p.m., Norwood Branch Library, 1110 Merchants Drive. Presented by members of the KSO string quartet for pre-school aged children and their parents. Programs are free and open to the public. Info: 688-2454.

FRIDAY, NOV. 22 KSO Musical Storytimes for Kids, 10:45 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Presented by members of the KSO string quartet for pre-school aged children and their parents. Programs are free and open to the public. Info: 947-6210. “Fountain City Art Guild Annual Holiday Show and Sale” opening reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. All are welcome. Show runs through Dec. 18.

Smocked Christmas Ornaments, 10 a.m.-noon, instructor: Janet Donaldson. Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: Nov. 18. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net. Clear Springs Baptist Church G.A.L.A., 9 a.m.3 p.m. Children’s and adult crafts will be sold. Craft vendors welcome. Info: Deanna Brown, 742-2948.

MONDAY NOV. 25 Powell Recreation Commission annual meeting, 6:30 p.m., Lighthouse Christian Church, 8015 Facade Lane.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, NOV. 29-30 Holiday Open House hosted by the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway in Norris. Info: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts.net.

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Inaugural Union County Churches Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar, 2-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission, 4365 Maynardville Highway in Maynardville. Info: 992-7222.

KSO Musical Storytimes for Kids, 11 a.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Presented by members of the KSO string quartet for pre-school aged children and their parents. Programs are free and open to the public. Info: 922-2552. Merry, Merry at the Library with Santa Claus, 11 a.m., North Knoxville Branch Library, 2901 Ocoee Trail. Info: 525-7036. Merry, Merry at the Library with Santa Claus, 4 p.m., Corryton Branch Library, 7733 Corryton Road. Info: 688-1501.

THURSDAY, DEC. 5 Pajama-Rama Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Stories, music, flannel board activities and a craft. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite toy or stuffed animal. Info: Becky, 947-6210.

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Gospel concert, 6 p.m., Washington Pike Baptist Church, 1700 Washington Pike. The church choir and the Judy’s Barn Singers will sing. Free admission. Info: D.C. Hale, 688-7399, or Judy Hogan, 254-4921. Holiday open house, Union County Arts, located in the historic Dr. Carr house adjacent to the Courthouse on Main Street. Homemade goodies, hot cider and live music. Christmas Photos, 3-6 p.m., Union County Arts Co-Op in conjunction with the “Lighting of the Christmas Tree.” Photos taken by the Union County 4-H Technology team. Info: Martin Dickey, 992-3629.

SUNDAY, DEC. 1 Let’s Build a Santa with Wool, 1-4 p.m.; instructor: Nancy Shedden; Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: Nov. 24. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis Open House, 10:30 a.m., Halls Senior Center. Learn about this ancient Chinese form which is designed to improve your balance, your stability and strength. The open house is free. Lessons begin Jan. 6. Info: email Don Parsley, dparsley@ comcast.net.

“Holiday Sparkles & Spirits!” to benefit The Joy of Music School, Cherokee Mills, 2220 Sutherland Ave. Info: 525-6806. The Halls B&P annual Christmas Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Beaver Brook Golf & Country Club. Guest speaker: WBIR-TV news anchor John Becker. Silent auction; Halls Man and Woman of the year and incoming officers will be named. Tickets: Sue Walker, 925-9200.

SATURDAY, DEC. 7 The Halls Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Halls Business and Professional Association. Route: Halls High School, proceeding along Maynardville Highway, to Neal Drive. Line up: 4 p.m.; step off: 6 p.m. Info: Shannon Carey, 235-5324. Soy Candles, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; instructor: Victoria Nicely; Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: Dec. 1. Info: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts.net. Luttrell Christmas Parade, noon-1 p.m., Luttrell Community Park. Info/registration form: Rebecca, 9920870 or email maymejodys@aol.com. Clinton Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. Theme: “A Christmas To Remember.” Deadline to register: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Info: 457-2559 or email accc@ andersoncountychamber.org.

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Temple Baptist Academy students join U.S. Rep John Duncan Jr. and other dignitaries for the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at UT Medical Center.

Temple students honor veterans November is a special time for Temple students to honor those who have kept America free and safe. One of the institutional objectives of Temple Academy’s overall program includes helping students develop socially by teaching patriotism and respect for authority. Reaching this objective includes placing an emphasis on good citizenship, praying for and honoring public servants and showing appreciation for those who have served in our armed forces.

On Nov. 9, Temple students had the privilege of joining a group of more than 150, comprised mainly of United States military veterans and their families, who gathered at the University of Tennessee Medical Center for a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast and ceremony in recognition of the veterans’ service. U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. joined Dr. O. Lee Wilson of University General Dentists in addressing guests and presiding over the event.

The Temple Academy elementary choir and high school vocal ensemble presented patriotic pieces. Students presented veterans with cards thanking them for their service to our country. The event concluded around the fountain outside the main entrance to UT Medical Center’s Heart Hospital. On Nov. 11, Temple Academy students attended the Knoxville Veterans Day Parade. Students sought out and thanked as many veterans as they could.

Keegan McElyea and Alana Ford perform in the 2012 Temple Baptist Academy Christmas program.

You’re invited! Junior guard Grant Hickman takes a shot in a game versus Berean Academy of Hixson, TN on Tuesday, November 12th. Temple won the game 68-48.

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Once in a lifetime Families celebrate Th Thanksgiving k i i and Hanukkah By Carol Zinavage In the kitchen at Strong Stock Farm off of Rutledge Pike on a recent Monday, the talk was all about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and its overlap with Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. “I think the last time it happened was 125 years ago.� “The Internet said it won’t happen again for 70,000 years.� “I read that it’s going to be in 2070!� “Well,� laughed Martha Kern Niceley as she bustled about, “we won’t be here for the next one, whenever it is, so we’re celebrating it now!� Niceley, her large family and several friends are going all-out for a big combined “Thanksgivukkah� on Nov. 28. “They’re all about the same things, these two holidays, aren’t they?� she observed. “Thankfulness, miracles, love of family and tradition.� Her co-planner for the big day, sisterin-law Ellen Kern, concurs. Ellen, who is Jewish, married into Martha’s big Presbyterian clan decades ago. She and her husband George – Martha’s brother – chose to raise their two children in Judaism, and the extended family had no problem with that. “The word ‘Hanukkah’ means ‘dedica-

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Each year Bobby and Todd visualize their stores in a totally new way for the Christmas season and devise a theme to inspire their customers. This year, at Bobby Todd, the theme is “Home for the Holidays.� The store window sets the tone, complete with a welcoming front porch built inside the window. “Home for the Holidays� reflects the desire to be at home with family and friends during Christmas, as well as finding peace and being at home in your own heart. The theme continues inside the store with Bobby and Todd’s beautiful signature ribbons and garlands, in rich shades of red mixed with touches of black. At the Knoxville store, UPSTAIRS, the theme is “Nature’s Winter

Blessings.� The theme was inspired by relaxing snowy days spent at home last year, enjoying the pure white snow, mixed with shades of lush green. Snowy flowers and lush green berries are mixed with green velvet and burlap ribbons to create this dramatic seasonal display. Both Bobby Todd and UPSTAIRS have a wide selection of whimsical and vintage inspired Christmas decorations, featuring Lori Mitchell, Shiny Brite, Bethany Lowe, Joe Spencer, and Cody Foster. Each of these artists has introduced new collections this year so you can continue to add to the previous year’s offerings. There is a full assortment of items for your entertaining and gift giving needs as well. Holiday scented candles

from Aunt Sadies, Votivo, NEST, and Seda France; potpourri; guest and kitchen towels; placemats and napkins; scented soaps; and holiday CD’s are featured. Bobby Todd has an incredible assortment of winter scarves and hats, as well as jewelry from Silver Spoon Jewelry, Fornash, and We Dream In Color. UPSTAIRS offers a fantastic assortment of jewelry from New York designer Julie Vos, as well as beautiful pearl jewelry from Vincent Peach and vintage wearable art pieces by Mary James and Kari Beth. Join Bobby and Todd at both stores this season and see how their slogan “Making Spirits Bright� rings true year after year.

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