POWELL/NORWOOD VOL. 52 NO. 36
September 9, 2013
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Finchum is nationally-ranked His career may be going around in circles, literally, but Chad Finchum has his head on straight – even though he is now ranked fifth in the nation out of 500 drivers in the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) points standings. Cindy Taylor chats with the Powell native on life in the fast lane.
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Several things about Janice Cook seem unusual for the principal of the Knoxville Adaptive Education Center. 1) She started her career in education as a music teacher. 2) She’s very funny. 3) She’s from Scotland. The unexpected elements conspire to make Cook the perfect fit for this special Knox County school. For starters, she understands what the students need.
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Free Flu Shot Saturday The 19th annual Free Flu Shot Saturday will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 14, or while supplies last. Locations will be Austin-East Magnet High School, Farragut High School, Halls High School, West High School, South-Doyle Middle School and Carter High School. Flu shots will be available for anyone age 4 and older. Donations to benefit the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Empty Stocking Fund will be accepted but are not required to receive the vaccine.
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Lt. Brandon Douglas tries out the driver’s seat in the new firetruck.
By Cindy Taylor It’s big, it’s yellow, it’s the first one to come along in more than 20 years – and it makes house calls. But you don’t want to see this giant pulling into your driveway, because that means fire. A new firetruck has been added to the fleet at the Powell fire station and it’s a beauty. The truck
was built to specs from the ground up in Holden, La., and Rural/Metro Battalion Chief Jerome Rood drove the engine 1,000-plus miles back to Tennessee. The Powell station averages around 120 calls per month, about 80 percent of which are medical. All firefighters are required to be EMTs as well. The new engine
is air-conditioned and equipped with state-of-the-art headsets, allowing for easier communication. The vehicle is also a Class A Pumper, carrying 750 gallons of water that can pump 1,250 gallons per minute. The new truck will serve Powell first and expand into Karns and other nearby communities.
‘The Rabbit’s Got the Gun’ Pete DeBusk pens autobiography By Sandra Clark It’s the book we’ve all been waiting for. “The Rabbit’s Got the Gun,” by Autry O.V. “Pete” DeBusk, has hit the stands. It’s a readable tale of the rise from stark poverty of one of Knox County’s richest residents. DeRoyal Industries is privately held, so records are sparse, but the photo pages show huge manufacturing facilities, each employing hundreds, in: ■ Powell ■ Maynardville ■ Tazewell
■ LaFollette ■ Portland, Tenn. ■ Sanford, Fla. ■ Rose Hill, Va. ■ Stone Mountain, Ga. ■ Camden, S.C. ■ Santiago, Dominican Republic ■ Villa Canales, Guatemala ■ San Jose, Costa Rica ■ Dublin, Ireland ■ Tallinn, Estonia DeBusk grew up in a house trailer, hauled by his daddy to coal camps where there was work. Pete attended 13 schools in grades 1-12. Now he lives in a huge home on Cunningham Road in Halls. This place has 37,000-square feet in the main house and another
11,000-square feet in an adjoining lodge. Caretakers live in a garage and apartment area. The estate is fenced with a running trail and small lake. This writer was around during the endless construction, giving occasional updates in the Shopper under the heading, “DeHouse.” Pete was not amused, but he didn’t come and shoot me. He spearheaded construction of the Boys and Girls Club of Halls and Powell, which bears his name. He’s a good community member and a former Halls Man of the Year. So I like Pete DeBusk. I like the To page A-12
Pete DeBusk’s autobiography is not yet available in area bookstores.
Excitement builds for Baptist reunion By Betsy Pickle Family reunions are a familiar concept. So are reunions marking the anniversary of an event, like a high school graduation. Among former employees of Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee, “family” is how they see themselves. And 2013 is definitely a milestone – the fifth anniversary of the closing of the venerable hospital on Blount Avenue. So … it’s party time! Former Baptist employees have been meeting since June to plan a reunion, which will take place 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Tennova South Ambulatory Care Center, 7323 Chapman Highway. The organizing meetings have been like mini-reunions for the committee, with memories and laughter flowing along with ideas. At a recent meeting at Broadway Baptist Church, chair Patsy Boling wowed her friends with her initiative. Knocking off agenda
items one by one, Boling would invite reports from those who’d been working on the assignment, then mention something she’d done to help research options. Sometimes, her colleagues had to rein her in. “What about Boling two-way radios?” asked Boling. “It’s a big place.” “We can use cell phones,” responded Lisa Stearns. As the event grows closer – along with the Thursday, Sept. 12, deadline for registration at http:// bhetreunion.eventbrite.com – the group is meeting more often and making final decisions on things like sheet cakes vs. cupcakes, cloth vs. plastic tablecloths and T-shirts vs. other types of souvenirs. It’s crunch time, and they know it, but they’re determined to put together
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From back to front, Rural/ Metro Battalion Chief Jerome Rood, firefighter Mike Palmer, firefighter Logan Flehan, Lt. Brandon Douglas, and firefighter Shaun Lyon beside the new firetruck. Photos by Cindy Taylor
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the best reunion possible for their “family.” The event is free for former employees, physicians and auxiliary and board members (plus a guest). The committee held a fundraising drive to cover the costs – which didn’t include things like printed invitations. “I’ve had people ask me, ‘When am I going to get an invitation?’” Joyce Porritt shared. Her reply: “It’s called Facebook.” At press time, they already had reservations for 600-plus, about two-thirds of capacity. They’ve distributed fliers. Boling and Cynthia Campbell reported a scheduled TV appearance. Glenda Darden of Halls started nursing school at Baptist in 1958 and after graduating worked there for 40 years. “I retired seven years before it closed,” said Darden. “These 12 years I’ve been waiting for this reunion.”
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The group credits physician David Rankin, who chaired the board when Baptist closed, for coming up with the reunion idea, but he says his contribution was encouraging the right people to lead. “Patsy and Glenda are patients of mine,” says Rankin, who now is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. “Usually when people from Baptist come in to the office we talk about Baptist and how it’s family. Patsy and I were talking, and she told me it’s been five years (since the hospital closed). “And I said, ‘Five years? We ought to have a reunion!’ We started talking about it. I said, ‘Patsy, you need to be head of this.’ She said, ‘Oh, head of what?’ “And then Ms. Darden came in the next week, and I said, ‘You and Patsy need to talk about this.’ So it went from there.” To page A-3
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The people make the difference at Parkwest Claustrophobic patient receives personalized care in Parkwest’s imaging department Lois Wilbanks, a 67-year-old Crossville resident, had struggled with a paralyzing fear of closed-in spaces since her teenage years. She actively avoided confined areas and worried about how she would get through the experience if she ever had to be inside one of these spaces for a prolonged period. She could think of few things more terrifying than having a closed Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) procedure, which involves positioning a patient inside a closed tube-like scanner and using a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to produce detailed images of structures in the body. “In a life or death situation, I think I would just rather die than be inside that tiny tube,” admits Wilbanks. Her first memory of experiencing severe claustrophobia was at age 19 when she crawled under her bed to retrieve items in storage and was suddenly struck with panic and legitimate fear. “I remember looking around and realizing how trapped I felt,” recalls Wilbanks. “I began to hyperventilate and I honestly felt like I was going to die. I couldn’t get out fast enough.” In June 2013, Wilbanks’ doctor recommended she undergo a closed MRI to determine the source of intense neck pain she’d been experiencing. Knowing the severity of her claustrophobia, she inquired about an alternative diagnostic method. “My doctor said (the closed MRI) would provide him with
the best image of my vertebrae so he could pinpoint the exact problem,” said Wilbanks. “I told him I’d try, but I doubted that I could go through with it and I knew the experience would be traumatic for me.” On the day of the procedure, a nervous Wilbanks met MRI team leader and technologist Jeremy Bearden, who would be assisting her during the MRI. She explained her concerns and was reassured that she could get through it with his help. Their first attempts were unsuccessful, as Wilbanks’ phobia got Lois Wilbanks credits MRI team leader and technologist the best of her Jeremy Bearden for helping her to complete a closed once inside MRI procedure, an event that was horrifying to the tube of the Willbanks, who is severely claustrophobic. MRI scanner. She described the sudden ic button that open room beyond their feet. panic as feelFor Wilbanks, the glasses can be pressed ing like elecat any time for made all the difference; but her Wilbanks models the special glasstricity hitting struggles weren’t completely es that limited her forward and assistance. But every nerve in peripheral vision, easing her claus- Ms. Wilbanks’ over. her body. “Inside the tube with the trophobia and allowing her to un- clau st rophobia “I was so glasses on, I finally felt like I was very severe. dergo an MRI. frustrated It quickly be- could do this. I felt my body bewith myself,” came clear that gin to relax and that’s when my confessed Wilbanks. “I had the usual relaxation techniques arms touched the sides of the prayed about it all the way to the weren’t going to do the trick for tubes and I began to panic again. hospital. I kept telling myself, her. That’s when I suggested the I started thrashing around try‘You can do this!’ ” ing to get out of there,” she exglasses.” “We have a lot of claustrophoThe glasses Bearden referred plained. bic patients who struggle with to are used to ease anxiety for Bearden stopped the procehaving an MRI procedure,” said patients while an MRI is per- dure and came to her aid once Bearden. “We can usually talk formed. The special lenses, more. This time, he padded the them through it or place a cool which resemble clear ice cubes, sides of the MRI tube with soft cloth on their forehead to help limit the forward and peripheral blankets to help comfort Wilthem relax. We make sure they vision and direct the patient’s banks. They tried the procedure know they have a handheld pan- line of sight to their feet and the once more and both techniques
worked like a charm. “From that moment on, I was just fine,” said Wilbanks. “The combination of the blankets and glasses made me forget I was in a small space. All I saw were my feet, the procedure room and the technologists. I couldn’t see the sides of the tube or the light above. “It just meant so much to me that Jeremy didn’t give up on me,” said Wilbanks. “He really listened to me and cared about what was and wasn’t working for me. I know I couldn’t have had my MRI without his help.” It’s a good thing that Wilbanks was able to go through with the MRI. Because of the clear image it provided, her doctor was able to find a bulging disk on the seventh vertebra. The images also revealed problems with the fourth, fifth and sixth vertebrae. Wilbanks says that she’s experienced a significant reduction in pain and has increased f lexibility in her neck since finishing a six-week physical therapy program. She looks forward to following up with her doctor this month. If you have had an excellent service experience at Parkwest Medical Center, you’re encouraged to complete a Parkwest C.A.R.E.S. card, available at locations throughout the hospital, and submit in person or by mail (no postage necessary). You can also submit a comment online at www.treatedwell.com/cares.
Spotlight on Valet Services at Parkwest Free valet parking described as ‘The best thing since sliced bread!’ Caring folks in all departments work together to make sure that guests and patients are “Treated Well. Well Treated. ®” every time they come to Parkwest. One such department, which is highly-valued and appreciated yet seldom publically recognized, is Valet Services. Parkwest receives countless calls and Parkwest C.A.R.E.S. cards from guests and patients singing the praises of the Valet Services team members. One of the most recent compliments received came from Lucinda Francis Williams of Kingston, Tenn., who writes: “The free valet parking feature is the best thing since sliced bread! I have to come to Parkwest for ﬁve consecutive days for injections, and the fact that I can pull up front, hop out and go inside for my shots is so convenient. Thanks for providing this service! I’m very able-bodied and can only imagine how helpful the valet parking option would be for less able patients. The attendants are also very polite
Parkwest Valet Services parking attendants, L to R: Elisha Booker, Brandon Penland, Naseem Ibrahim, Brandon McCrary, Kevin King and Mike Morrison. Not pictured (Valet Services): Caleb Bates, Taylor Fry, Joel Ashton, Joel Kennedy, Gabriel White, Devin Parker, Jeremy Garland and Erle Jones II. Not pictured (Shuttle Services): Larry Gwinn, Ken Kirkhove, Max Rankin and Debbie Rice-Bess.
and professional, too. Great job!” ing and the service has always been Parkwest was the ﬁrst hospital provided at no cost. The hardworkin Knoxville to provide valet park- ing valet attendants park about
2,000 vehicles per week, and “Hopefully we can make their day more if weather is poor. Tim better by being friendly and parkGalyon, team leader of ﬂeet ing and retrieving their vehicle so and parking services, spoke they have one less thing to worry with Parkwest’s marketing about.” department about why his Parkwest would like to thank staff is so passionate about each and every member of the vaproviding excellent service. let services staff for their compas“Often, we make the ﬁrst sion and dedication to providing a impression of Parkwest for simple, yet meaningful, service to patients and guests,” said so many. Galyon. “So it’s incredibly important that the valet attendants be polite and courteous at all times, even during the hectic moments. “Extend a smile and warm greeting to everyone; after all, you never know what that person may be going through. Generally, a hospital is not a place Parkwest patient Lucinda Williams (center) with people want to be,” valet parking attendants, Josiah Patterson (L) and explained Galyon. Kelsey Long (R).
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Noweta takes to the trails Cooler weather brings the urge to explore the outdoors, and that’s just what members of the Noweta Garden Club did at their September meeting.
Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum executive director Keyes Williamson explains the historical significance of the stone buildings on the property.
The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum hosted a tour of the old trails and buildings led by director Keyes Williamson. Paths once forgotten are now getting a facelift thanks to donations, memberships and the hard work of the KBGA staff. Noweta members were wowed by the size of a Magnolia that has stood more than 50 years in the same spot and a giant Red Oak that is around 100 years old. The gardens boast more than 150 different species of trees, many of which were planted by the first property owners, Joe and C.B. Howell. The KBGA was founded on the former site of the historic Howell nurseries in 2001 and renovations continue each year. The garden’s history spans more than 200 years, and many trees in the Knoxville area were propagated at the original Howell nursery. KBGA hosts numerous events throughout the year and classes are available to the public for a small fee. A fall festival will be held Sept. 22 and an arboretum walk will be held Sept. 27. Info: www.knoxgarden.org. Noweta Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. each first Tuesday. Info: pjones1@ frontiernet.net. ■
Finchum is nationally-ranked racer
His career may be going around in circles, literally, but Chad Finchum has his head on straight – even though he is now ranked fifth in the nation out of 500 drivers in the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) points standings. The 18-year-old recently set a new track record with a blazing 14.944 qualifying lap on his way to winning the Kingsport Speedway Championship title “King of the Jungle” and the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Tennessee State Champion. This makes him one of the youngest drivers to place first in the series. Finchum has competed in more than 40 races just this season, earning six wins and 17 top 10 finishes. But
Chad Finchum with his winning race car
Noweta members explore a hidden path. he hasn’t let this go to his head. “You don’t have it wrapped up until the checkered flag flies in the last race,” he said. “There are so many variables in racing and anything can happen. We know when we have the capability to win, we just don’t know if the odds will play in our favor.” Finchum started racing at the age of 7 when he was a student at Brickey-McCloud Elementary. Of course that was with go-carts. But he began taking the wins early on and as he got older he advanced levels to get to where he is today. Chad is the son of Powell business owners James and Linda Finchum and has a sister, Misty Elliott, and a brother, Randall Smith, all of whom support Chad in his career decision. “Watching Chad race is hard on the nerves,” said Linda. “Some races are very intense. There is almost always mayhem somewhere on the track, but when it runs smoothly, I love racing. He is a talented driver, a true wheel man. I would support him regardless of his career choice and I am proud of him and his work in the community.” His number of races total in the thousands and Finchum has earned more than 400 wins. He is proud of the
six NASCAR trophies he has added this year. Racing has always been his first love. Chad gave his first autograph at the age of 7, and he has used his local fame to encourage kids and support worthy causes. He has been involved in community youth programs such as Driven to Read, and has worked with The Salvation Army. He has also raised money for children with medical needs. He attends Loveland Baptist Church, and pastor Oliver and Carrie Wolfenbarger have traveled to races to offer support. Finchum works in the family business, A-1 Finchum Heating and Cooling, but hopes his racing career will speed up until it becomes full time. His cars and trophies have already pretty much taken over the garage at the business. “My family was NASCAR fans long before I was born,” he said. “None of them had ever been directly involved in racing. I started racing and became a Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan early on.” The racing season is winding down for this year, but along with a few more races Finchum still has several items on his schedule, including an upcoming radio interview with MRN (NASCAR) Radio, autograph sessions at Texas
Roadhouse and community events. While working on the race cars, Chad and his championship crew – Dinky Torbett, James Blankenship, David and Sam Couch, Tony Cordell, Tyler Reed, Eric Romines and Craig Phelps – are already forming plans for next season and hoping to advance to one of NASCAR premier series for 2014 Camping World Trucks or Nationwide. “Wherever sponsorship takes me,” he said. “That’s Garland Hart receives wet-on-wet technique instruction from certified teacher Faye Simpson. Photos by Cindy Taylor next.” ■
Oil on canvas at Heiskell
Bob Ross certified painting instructor Faye Simpson is bringing her teaching talent to the Heiskell Community Center. Simpson held the first oil painting class at the center Sept. 5. Students were shown specific techniques and were offered one-onone time with Simpson. Classes will be held every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per class and includes one canvas, paint and all supplies needed to take home a completed masterpiece. Info: email email@example.com. Reach Cindy Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boling graduated from nursing school at Baptist in May 1973 and immediately went to work in orthopedics. She went on to spend 22 years in ICU, then moved to the nursing office in 1997 and stayed until it closed in 2008. “I was one of the last people to leave, actually, in the
From page A-1 inpatient nursing area, and then we went to St. Mary’s,” said Boling, who’s now retired. She’s serious about being part of the Baptist family. “I felt like I grew up there,” she said. “Being in nursing school there and having all my friends and meeting head nurses and doctors at that time and then working as a nurse, it just really felt like a family. And I can say that I haven’t felt that at any other place that I worked. It’s been great.” To register offline, call 335-5275 or 218-7535 and leave your name, number and address by Sept. 12.
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Rogero names Vogel to airport authority Mayor Madeline Rogero has reappointed Howard Vogel to the Airport Authority. Vogel, the chair, was first appointed by thenMayor Bill Haslam.
Vogel, an attorney, is brother-in-law of state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey. He has been an active and effective chair following attorneys Arthur Seymour and Dick Krieg along with business owner Kirk Huddleston, who all served as chair over the past 20 years. Rogero has also appointed Marva Martin to succeed Sam Anderson, former city parks director, to the city civil service board. Anderson was removed due to residency issues. Rogero does not routinely announce appointments to boards and commissions, so your writer will mention them when the situation or person merits comment. Martin, who turns 70 in December, is very energetic and active. She will not back down on a subject because someone disagrees. She led enforcement of Title VI in the city for seven years (five of them while this writer was mayor). Also appointed was former FOP president Ed Mitchell to replace Don Green, a retired police officer, also removed for residency issues. Sometimes city council votes on the appointments and sometimes not. Council does vote on the appointments to civil service board and the airport authority. Council does not vote on appointments to KCDC or to MPC. ■ Former Vice Mayor Mark Brown (and now county magistrate) married Chenile Crenshaw on Aug. 24 in Memphis at a wellattended wedding. ■ Mark Campen, one of the quieter but thoughtful members of city council, is doing his part to help the city’s census count. He and wife Emily are expecting their second child, a girl, in October. Her name will
The best line of the past week came from Ann Dyer, the new finance director in Union County. Asked why the medical cost for inmates continues to exceed its budget, Dyer said, “We always start out hopeful.”
be Phoebe Quinn Campen. Her older brother is Parson Campen. Congratulations to them. Two others in the past 50 years have fathered children while serving on council. They are Ed Shouse, now a county commissioner, and Joe Bailey, whose father also served on city council. Only former Mayor Randy Tyree and this writer fathered children while serving as mayor in the last 70 years. ■ Liane Lee Russell who, along with her late husband, Bill, pushed for enactment of the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Act in the 1960s, celebrated her 90th birthday at the Pollard Conference Center in Oak Ridge on Aug. 27. It was sponsored in part by the Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning which she helped to create. She is an icon in the conservation movement in Tennessee. ■ Zygmunt Plater, formerly a UT professor, will be back in Knoxville this Thursday, Sept. 12, at Union Avenue Books for a book-signing of his new book, “The Snail Darter and the Dam,” just published by Yale University Press. Plater is a professor at Boston College Law School. This is the story of the Tellico Dam and the years-long battle to halt its construction. It is the first detailed history of this struggle with first-hand details. Excellent history. ■ Jim Haslam, father of Gov. Bill Haslam, is recovering from knee replacement surgery at Knoxville’s UT Medical Center a few weeks ago.
NOTES ■ West Knox Republican Club will meet Monday, Sept. 9, at Red Lobster, 8040 Kingston Pike. Charme Knight will speak. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Info: knoxgop.org ■ Fountain City North Knox Republican Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Shoney’s, 4032 Broadway. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Info: knoxgop.org ■ East Knox Republican Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 12, at O’Charleys, 3050 S. Mall Road. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. Info: knoxgop.org
That line sums up the relationship between Knox County Commission and the Knox County Board of Education as each group starts anew with fresh leadership. Brad Anders got the job he should have had last year when Tony Norman came out of nowhere to be elected commission chair. Anders, in this writer’s opinion, was being punished for considering the school board’s budget request. He never voted for it. He never made a motion to adopt it.
see. She didn’t make a vic- ning to play nice. And the tory speech. community is starting out Both leaders are plan- hopeful.
Della Volpe gives humor nod to FOP By Sandra Clark When Nick Della Volpe got a candidate questionnaire from the Fraternal Order of Police, he almost swallowed his teeth. He quick ly penned a response to FOP president Mark Taylor: “I appr e c i ate your sense of humor in sending Staples the letter. ... Your offer arrived a bit late for its stated purpose, however, as the FOP has already littered the roadsides with
anti-Della Volpe signs.” It’s a sure bet that the FOP will be endorsing Rick Staples, an employee of the Sheriff’s Office and probable member of the organization. The FOP leadership is after Della Volpe because of his problems with the current pension system. Della Volpe says he’s the best friend the FOP ever had, because he is working for a sustainable pension over time. “The city’s pension plan, which has a roughly $200 million deficit, leaves your members at risk,” he told Taylor. Della Volpe says the hybrid plan for new work-
ers, supported by Mayor Madeline Rogero and adopted by voters, is “a good start (at reform), but is “just a drop in a very big bucket.” Never one to simply say, “Sorry if I offended you,” Della Volpe added: “If you haven’t looked at the numbers lately, city taxpayDella Volpe ers are putting in four or five times more than city workers ($20M vs. $3.8M per year) into the pension plan.”
He rolled on to a second page: “Do you want to end up like the guys in Pritchard, Ala., where the bankrupt city just stopped sending out the retirement checks when their pension system and the city coffers ran dry? Farfetched? Over a dozen cities around the country have filed for bankruptcy because of overwhelming debt, including heavy pension debt. It is no time to stick one’s head in the sand. We need to collectively rise to the occasion and work through this.” Count on this discussion to continue through the campaign. Early voting is already underway.
Leadership: Everybody’s talking about it Gov. Bill Haslam has established the Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship program to train and mentor future leaders. According to a press release, the nonpartisan program offers a competitive salary and is open to recent graduates demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, a passion for serving their communities and outstanding character and leadership abilities. Five fellows will be chosen by an executive committee of some of the state’s foremost leaders. Fellows can spend two years working full-time for senior and top-ranking government officials beginning August 11, 2014.
After six months on statewide projects, fellows will be assigned to one of state government’s 22 departments where they will serve directly under the commissioner. Applicants must have graduated from an undergraduate institution or graduate program between December 2011 and August 2014. Info: The www. t n.gov/gover nor/fellowship. Applications close Wednesday, Oct. 30. On the local front, Leadership Knoxville and UT are collaborating on a program called Leadership Knoxville Scholars. The program will guide 41 of UT’s top juniors and seniors through a two-year
program in which students will take one leadership development course each semester. Other components include a senior project aimed toward improving the UT and Knoxville communities, as well as a mentor program that pairs students with Leadership Knoxville alumni. The Center for Leadership and Service is a department within the Division of Student Life on UT campus with the mission of educating and engaging all students to lead and serve in the global community. This mission is accomplished through a variety of programs and services open to any student in-
terested in furthering his or her leadership skills or serving those in need. Info: leadershipandservice.utk. edu. And Sandra Rowcliffe, president of Knox County Council PTA, is urging her friends online to become a mentor for tnAchieves. She writes: “As many of you are aware, I serve as a tnAchieves mentor at Hardin Valley Academy. I must tell you it is absolutely one of the easiest volunteer jobs I have, but one of the most rewarding. “So little time for such huge results. ... Please consider your own participation in this program. Info: www.tnachieves. org/mentor-application.
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He just considered it and therefore he was suspect. Norman, an otherwise kind and gentle soul, made no bones about his dislike of Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre and his disdain for the proposed budget which could have required a property tax increase. Voting for Norman were R. Larry Smith, Jeff Ownby, Dave Wright, Amy Broyles and Sam McKenzie. Much of the same crew voted Sept. 3 for Smith to succeed Norman, but Broyles and McKenzie switched to Anders who won 6-4. (Richard Briggs, an Anders vote last year, was absent for a medical mission.) Smith was retained as vice chair. The school board succession was much more orderly. Vice chair Lynne Fugate moved up to replace Karen Carson. Gloria Deathridge moved in as vice chair. Bottom line: Brad Anders is gruffer on the surface than is Norman, but he will be a calmer, less volatile chair. Fugate has potential to be more abrasive than Carson, but we’ll have to
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Longstreet’s long battle
Gen. James Longstreet (1821-1904). In 1896, Longstreet published his autobiography, “From Manassas to Appomattox,” one of the finest memoirs written by a member of the Confederate high command. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin This is the second part of a monthly series on the Civil War and the Knoxville Campaign in salute of the Civil War sesquicentennial. The year 1862 was devastating for Gen. James Longstreet in both his personal and his military life. James and wife Louise had previously lost two children. In January the general was called to Richmond, where his four remaining children were grievously ill with scarlet fever that was raging through the city. One-year-old Mary Anne died on Jan. 25 and four-year-old James passed the next day. Six-year-old Gus and 13-year-old Garland fought on then Gus succumbed on Feb. 1. Garland survived. The depth of sorrow of the parents had no limit. But duty called and Longstreet responded. The depth of the tragedy affected him deeply, though, and he turned more to the church and gave up gambling. Additionally, the physical and mental stress of six major battles had tested even Longstreet’s stamina that year. A misunderstanding of orders resulted in lateness to the field and a failure at Seven Pines on May 31, 1862. However, his courage and willingness to fight impressed Gen. Robert E. Lee during the Seven Days battles around Richmond (June 25-July 1, 1862). Because of this, Lee entrusted him with more than half of his infantry and, on Aug. 13, he was sent to aid Gen. T. J. “Stonewall” Jackson in pursuit of Union Gen. John Pope near Orange Court House. This maneuver marked the beginning of the Second Manassas Campaign and the Battle of Second Manassas (Aug. 29-30, 1862), where Longstreet led his 30,000 soldiers in a furious counterattack on the last day and the Union line crumbled. By Sep. 17, 1862, he was again involved in heavy action at Antietam. Lee recommended Longstreet for a promotion to lieutenant general on Oct. 11, 1862 and, by Dec. 13, his corps patrolled Marye’s Heights at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
There, Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s Grand Divisions under Gen. Edwin Sumner and Gen. Joseph Hooker were ordered to make seemingly suicidal frontal attacks. From the initial assault at daylight until dark descended, 11 attacks resulted in most of the 12,653 Federal casualties. This compared to 5,309 Confederate casualties (killed, wounded and missing). Burnside was almost overcome by grief, but ordered new attacks the next day. During the night his Grand Division commanders convinced him another attack would be futile. Both armies went into winter quarters. In early February 1863, along with Gen. George Pickett and Gen. John B. Hood, Longstreet was assigned to secure supplies for Lee’s hungry army in his first relatively independent command – the Suffolk Campaign. Suffolk was 17 miles from Portsmouth and about 100 miles southeast of Richmond. On April 11 he advanced on the 17,000 Federal troops bottled up in their eight strategically placed forts. He impressed every wheeled vehicle he could find and began the collection of foodstuff and other supplies. In two weeks he collected enough bacon and grain to feed Lee’s army and animals for approximately two months. When Union Gen. Joseph Hooker, now in command in Virginia, began crossing the Rappahannock south of Fredericksburg on April 29, Longstreet was ordered to rejoin Lee by moving north by foot and by rail with “all possible dispatch without incurring loss of train or unnecessary hazard of troops.” The Battle of Chancellorsville occurred 50 miles north of Richmond on May 1-4, 1863, while Longstreet was in transit. The commander of the other Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson – had been mortally wounded there. Longstreet reached Lee’s
headquarters on May 9 and conferred with Lee from May 11-13, during which time the summer campaign was planned. The basis of the disagreement in strategy that came to a head at Gettysburg in July began in this conference. On July 13, 1863, the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Lee ordered 11 brigades of veteran troops, spearheaded by three brigades of Longstreet’s Corps, one commanded by Gen. George Pickett, to make the assault on Cemetery Ridge. A mile-long line of Confederates (approximately 13,000) marched into the bore of the 118 Union cannon across a mile of open terrain. It was against Longstreet’s judgment. He had tried to persuade Lee to use a flanking movement instead, but to no avail. Longstreet’s brigades were decimated and Lee started the perilous march back to Virginia. Gen. William Rosecrans was in command of the Union troops approaching Chattanooga, a crucial railroad center. Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered Longstreet to join Gen. Braxton Bragg in its defense. Beginning on Sept. 9, 1863, in one of the
most dramatic troop movements of the War, Longstreet transferred five brigades from Virginia to Chattanooga by rail. By this time in the war it was impossible to use the more direct rail lines from Richmond to Bristol to Chattanooga, so he transported some 15,000 men from near Richmond, through Wilmington to Charlotte, to Atlanta, and finally to Chattanooga. It took nine days and involved 16 different interrupted railroad lines often with different gauges of rails and on open flat cars. He arrived in time to participate in the Battle of Chickamauga, in which his corps penetrated the Federal line at the Brotherton house in one of the most decisive actions of the war and made an important contribution to the defeat of Rosecrans (Sept. 19-20, 1863). After the Battle of Chickamauga, Gen. Braxton Bragg, commanding the Confederate forces around Chattanooga, felt that chasing Gen. Ambrose Burnside from Knoxville back to Kentucky would ease the pressure on him at Chattanooga. He dispatched an expeditionary force to Knoxville under Longstreet’s command, a total of 12,000 infantry troops and Gen. Joe Wheeler’s 5,000-member cavalry. Burnside had about 23,000 troops in East Tennessee, of which 14,000 were stationed at Knoxville. Two battle-scarred generals, Burnside and Longstreet, faced one another in the Knoxville Campaign. One can only imagine Longstreet’s fatigue and state of mind at this point in the war. His decisions during the impending Battle of Fort Sanders would reflect them. No doubt Burnside was tired too, but on this occasion he was to have the advantage of strong defensive positions. Author’s Note: Next month’s article will continue the story of the Campaign for Knoxville by providing biographical detail on Longstreet’s adversary, Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside.)
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Hall of Fame finally admits Bernard King Eighteen old Vols are in the College Football Hall of Fame. Bernard King is the first former player in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Think about that – 18 to 1. Is Tennessee a football school or what?
Bernard was enshrined Sunday in Springfield, Mass. The honor was a long time coming. Ages ago the Ernie and Bernie Show packed Stokely Center. After that, it took years and years of repeated nominations to convince
selectors that the bestever Volunteer and former NBA great deserved a place among the immortals. There never was any question about basketball talent and accomplishments. The honors committee was undoubtedly waiting to see how King, 56, turned out as a man. The same might be said of former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian. He, too, made a few waves. In addition to BK and Tark, this class featured Louisville coach Rick Pitino and former Houston coach Guy Lewis. Sorry the hall took soooo long to recognize Bernard. Ray Mears and Stu Aberdeen would have really enjoyed the occasion. It was Stu, a New Yorker, who persuaded King to come from Brooklyn to
join fellow New Yorker Ernie Grunfeld for the best of times at Tennessee. It was Stu who stayed and stayed with the recruiting project when others thought King would not meet NCAA academic standards. Rivals believed that coffee stain on the high school transcript ledger covered a D. Stu, tenacious researcher, argued it was a B. Bernard many times tested Mears’ patience but the coach did deep-breathing exercises and learned to tolerate this unusual superstar. Only King would have brought a hamburger and fries to a pre-practice briefing. Such meetings were almost formal. Nobody would have dared stop the team bus, hop off and jog into a drug store for AA batteries. What
Old friends Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2 NRSV)
I first learned this verse when I was a very young child. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans had lost Robin, a Down syndrome child, when she was only two years old. Dale wrote a book about Robin’s short life, and titled it “Angel Unaware.” I asked my mother, who was reading the book to me and my brother, what that meant. She told me about this verse
from Hebrews. It was years before I learned the deeper meaning of it: that it was a reference to Abraham’s visitation from the angels (Genesis 18); and the wider meaning: that we are visited by angels in this life in the form of dear and beloved friends who bless us. Let me tell you about two angelic visitations I had just this week.
I was shopping far from home over Labor Day weekend: in Durham, N.C., where I knew no one except the dear friends my husband and I were visiting. We were in a store that specializes in fabulous food, as well as ordinary groceries. I was walking toward the front of the store, when I realized that someone had stopped dead, right in my path. (I
was King to do? His music machine was dragging. Bernard King, he of fierce intensity, amazing quickness on turnaround jumpers, very aggressive board play, rare ability to slither through a tiny defensive crack in transition, was three times player of the year in the Southeastern Conference (1975–1977). He averaged 25.8 points and 13.2 rebounds and racked up a record 62 double-doubles in 76 career games. Twenty-six times he scored 30 or more. He played with pure passion and despised Kentucky twice that much. After King’s first appearance in Lexington, a taunting UK fan dropped a lighted cigarette into his hair. Bernard swore he would never again lose to the Wildcats. He didn’t.
The warrior had a softer side. He wrote poetry. I know that for a fact. He wouldn’t let me see but he read to Sarah West. King scored 19,655 points and averaged 22.5 in the NBA. He scored 60 one Christmas Day and had 50 in back-to-back games for the New York Knicks. He played in four all-star games. His greatest accomplishment was fighting back from a horrible knee injury at the peak of his career. There was a time when Mark Aguirre said “He was unstoppable. Also unbelievable.” Dominique Wilkins said Bernard was the only man he ever played against who caused fear. “He scared the hell out of me.” Knicks fans, late at night, after hard lemonades, will
tell you that Bernard, before the knee injury, was a better small forward than Larry Bird – and a greater scorer than Michael Jordan. Even if that sounds crazy, don’t laugh. King was really good. Bernard had a few minor problems at Tennessee and more serious ones as a pro. Thank goodness, all have been settled, forgiven or forgotten. For 30 years, he was estranged from UT. Bruce Pearl got him back. Bernard spoke to the team and the Tennessee Tipoff Club. He addressed a Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame dinner. He made sense and looked great in his doublebreasted suit. He adds value to the Hall of Fame.
had been rubbernecking to that point, astonished at the vast array of specialty, wonderful, exotic, fattening foods available.) I focused, then, on the smiling face in front of me and realized it was Linda, one of my volunteers from my days at Volunteer Ministry Center. She had been a special friend there, possessed of a good listening ear and a level head; she was someone whose advice and opinions I valued and sought. She was standing there waiting for recognition to dawn. When it did, I fell into her arms, and we laughed a lot and cried a little. “What are you doing here?” we asked each other, pretty much at the same time. It seems we were both visiting friends,
and that neither of us had ever been to Durham before. We were so astonished at the coincidence of our meeting that we could hardly get through introductions of her friends and my husband. Before she left the store, she came back to give me another hug, and tell me again that I had made an imprint on her heart. I was basking in the afterglow of that encounter, when I received an e-mail from the wife of one of my former pastors. Gordon and Mary were dear friends who shaped and formed me when I was a college student trying to figure out what I believed and why I believed it. They moved years ago to Joplin, Mo., and when the
horrible tornado hit there (was it last year or this?), almost obliterating the town, I could not locate them. Another good friend, also at the Volunteer Ministry Center, helped me search, with no luck. When I got home from my trip to Durham, still glowing from the angelic visitation from Linda, I got an e-mail from Mary, saying that she had found me online quite by chance, because they have a friend in their church named Lynn Pitts. “The Lord is good, all the time,” as the saying goes. However, as Carol, yet another of my VMC volunteers reminded me occasionally, “Sometimes He excels!” Angels unawares, indeed: one and all.
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By Cindy Taylor On certain Saturdays throughout the year, Powell Presbyterian Church gathers food. Volunteers help feed those in need. Pastor Jonathan Warren said the last distribution day on Aug. 31 was the largest one yet. “I was worried that with a holiday weekend we might be low on volunteers but that didn’t happen,” he said. “We gave away 189 grocery carts filled with groceries to anyone who came and needed food. Warren said volunteers numbered 70-80, also the largest number of participants for this event. A tractor-trailer load of food was purchased from Second Harvest Food Bank. Volunteers arrived at 6:30 a.m. and distribution began at 7:30 a.m. But hungry people were forming a line around the parking lot of
WORSHIP NOTES Food banks ■ Dante Church of God will be distributing Boxes of Blessings (food) Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9-11 a.m. or until boxes are gone. Anyone who would like to come and receive a box of blessings is invited. You must be present to receive a box of food. One box per household. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will host the Second Harvest Food Drop from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. There will be volunteers to help bag your free food and carry it to your car if needed. Info or to volunteer: 690-1060; www.beaverridgeumc.com. ■ Three congregations of the Fountain City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be holding a “rummage” sale
Order of the Arrow (Boy Scouts) Luke Lee, John Simmons, Stephen Gibson and Thomas Bates help with food distribution at Powell Presbyterian Church. Gibson, a former Scout home on leave from the U.S. Navy, always donates his time for the cause. the church long before the start time. The next food distribution day will be 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Food is given on a first come, first served basis until it runs out. The community is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 28. Everything is being offered “free”: clothing, children’s clothing, children’s toys, decorative items, and more. The church is located at 6024 Grove Drive in Fountain City. ■ 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, 7212 Central Ave Pike, is accepting appointments for the John 5 Food Pantry. Info: 938-2611 or leave a message. Your call will be returned. ■ Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane, distributes free food 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each third Saturday. Info: 566-1265. ■ New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry distributes food boxes 5-6:30 p.m. each third
welcome to help distribute food. Donations to help pay for the food can be sent directly to the church. “I have to thank the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, church volunteers and others from the community
■ 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.
Meetings and classes ■ Central Baptist Church of Fountain City hosts GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, each week. Info: 688-2421 or www.cbcfc.org. ■ Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon meets at noon each Tuesday at Golden Corral. Info: www.kfl-luncheon.com.
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who make this truly a community effort,” said Warren. Powell Presbyterian Church is located at 2910 W. Emory Rd. Info: www. powellpcusa.org.
Halls has seen a lot of new churches start up in the past few years. After only 12 short months, A Church Called Home has made an impact and they’re here to stay. The congregation celebrated its one-year anniversary Sept. 8 and has seen attendance almost triple in the first year. Pastor Jason Creech and wife Melissa say they are happy with the direction the church is heading, and members are constantly implementing community outreaches. “When we had our first Vision Gathering, we had six people, including myself and Melissa,” said Jason. “At our second meeting we had twice as many but seven of them realized they were at the wrong meeting and left. I realized that it had to get better from there.” The church has successfully launched more than 15 community ministries led by church members and listens to members who are interested in starting more new ministries. “Two things are important in a healthy church. We need to have a healthy relationship with Jesus and we need to discover our spiritual gifts to see how we are born to serve.” The couple have two children: Tori, 15, and Chaz, 13. The family is committed to the Halls and surrounding communities and approach church as a family model. The couple agree that when church is done right there is nothing that compares. “I will be sitting with my children on Sunday surrounded by people I didn’t know a year ago,” said Melissa. “And I feel so blessed.” On Sunday, Sept. 15, the church will begin a new series titled “Live like it’s 4th and Goal.” Studies will include living like it is the last day to win faith, family and finances. Tailgate parties will be a part of the fun. “There are so many good churches in the area,” said Jason. “You need to find where God is leading and plug in.” A Church Called Home meets at Halls Cinema 7, 3800 Neal Dr., at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday morning. Info: www. churchcalledhome.com.
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Walter knows water Walter Wunderlich, 81, of Fountain City, scolds me for the timing of this story. “You should wait two years,” he says. “Then I’ll be
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Shopper News Presents Miracle Makers
Helping troubled kids succeed By Betsy Pickle Several things about Janice Cook seem unusual for the principal of the Knoxville Adaptive Education Center. 1) She started her career in education as a music teacher. 2) She’s very funny. 3) She’s from Scotland. The unexpected elements conspire to make Cook the perfect fit for this special Knox County school. For starters, she understands what the students need. “Part of the skill of doing this job in this place – not just mine, but everybody’s – is you’re able to take these kids where they are,” says Cook. “I have a staff of people who get it. “They get the fact that we’re here to meet kids where they are, to give them the skills and to grow them academically. I always say (to students), ‘I love you, but I want you gone.’ That’s what we do. Our job is to give the kids the skills they need to function back in a regular classroom.” Around 300 students throughout Knox County have been certified as emotionally disturbed. The ones assigned to KAEC are those who aren’t able to deal with regular classrooms or even satellite classrooms with teachers trained to work with troubled children. “That doesn’t mean to say that they are low-functioning. Some of the students have the cognitive ability to do regular work, but at times their emotional difficulties stop them from being able to access the regular curriculum.” As with all the other schools in the county, KAEC is dealing with higher standards and more rigorous testing. “The kids really need to step up their game to be able to function in the world. That’s reality. That’s where we are at this point in education. We really need to be looking to help these kids get the skills that they need to be successful when they leave here.” KAEC has a “fluid population,” Cook says. At the beginning of the year, the school had around 80 students, but it could swell to more than 100. “As the school year progresses and the stress level increases, sometimes the kids get to a point where they can’t handle the pressure of regular ed or the satellite classroom. They just need a little more support.” One way Cook has found to support her students is to “change the culture” of the school. Now in her
Janice Cook (right), principal at the Knoxville Adaptive Education Center, gets some feedback from program facilitator Shari McDaniels. Photo by Betsy Pickle sixth year as principal, she decided early on that KAEC needed to feel more like a school. She realized “that before you could feel the change, maybe you had to be able to see the change.” She was able to brighten the walls of the former Bearden High School with new paint, and she engaged artist Gale Hinton – who has painted murals at several local schools and businesses in addition to private homes – to create a mural in the entranceway. The school made a to-do out of unveiling it. “We had a big move-thebus day like ‘Extreme Makeover,’” says Cook. “All the kids had watched the transformation. … We talked about changing, just the different expectations in terms of changing the culture for them. They were part of it, so they bought into that move-thebus day.” Other schools take pride in their nicknames, so KAEC got one, too – the Cougars. Cook reconfigured the high-school classroom setup to be more like regular high schools.
And for another change, she started making the graduation ceremony more formal, asking faculty members to wear their academic gowns. “When parents get to graduation … they are so appreciative. They really feel like we have partnered with them.” Cook took a circuitous route to KAEC. After studying at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, she landed a teaching job in Edinburgh. A chance visit to Knoxville during a U.S. vacation led to her husband, Robert, being offered a pastor position at West Emory Presbyterian Church. The couple moved here when she was pregnant with their first daughter, Rebecca. They intended to stay for five years, but they’ve now been in Knoxville for 24 years. Cook began working with emotionally disturbed children when she went to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to offer her services using music as a therapeutic tool. Someone had just resigned, and she ended up with a job as a psych tech. “That was a wonderful experience. They hired people who had lots of skills, and they expected
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you to learn. There was mandatory training. “From the psychologists that I worked with there, I discovered that I had this skill for working with emotionally disturbed kids.” Cook started a program at Children’s to help parents navigate their way through the murky waters of the mental-health system. She would condense test results to “parentfriendly language” and come up with a plan for the child. When the program lost its funding, she took six months off, in part to spend time with younger daughter Ruth. Her child soon urged her to go back to work. She got a job with Peninsula, working as the resource for schools to help with behavior problems. Later, she became a consultant for KAEC, and then, with an administration supervision degree from Lincoln Memorial University, she was appointed principal. Working at KAEC can be draining, but the faculty and staff have formed their own support system. “I always say we really are a family because we have to take care of each other,” Cook says. “I think I have the best job in the county.”
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Powell Elementary School principal Reba Lane receives cookies and a big “Way to go!” from Shopper-News. Photo by R. White
Captain Bones (Kelli Smith) and Blackbeard (Tommy Keller) “capture” Pleasant Ridge Elementary principal Jessica Birdsong (center) at the school’s coupon book kickoff.
West Haven Elementary assistant principal Lorie Johnson and principal Kathy Duggan (disguised as Wonder Woman of Wild, Wild West Haven and Cowgirl Kathy respectively) perform a skit at the Knox County Schools coupon book kickoff. Photos by Ruth White
Coupon book mania! Powell Elementary ‘Reward-ed’ By Cindy Taylor Powell Elementary School has been recognized as a Reward School by the state of Tennessee. Each year the Tennessee Department of Education recognizes schools that have shown the most progress or performance annually. Powell Elementary scored in the top 5 percent of the state for progress and is one of only five schools in Knox County to be recognized under the state’s new accountability system. “There are three different categories schools are chosen from,” said principal Reba Lane. “We were named because of our progress toward achievement.”
“This is a testament to the hard work put in over the last year to help us achieve our school goals.”
New staff Powell Elementary welcomes two new staff members this year. Jennifer Stooksbury is the front office secretary, a position formerly held by Cathey Stooksbury, her mother-in-law, who retired last year. Renee Norman has replaced Janet Samar, who also retired last year, as bookkeeper. Stooksbury was formerly with Karns High School. Norman was at Powell High School before coming to Powell Elementary a couple of years ago.
Knox County Schools Johnson and Dugkicked off the coupon book gan (disguised as Wonder sales campaign last week. Woman of Staff members got crazy Wild, Wild with costumes, skits and West Haven tons of fun. and Cowgirl Kathy respectively) performed a skit for the Ruth crowd and White Turcan defeated the evil Coupon Book Bandit, who attempted to steal all of the school’s books. Top sellers from last year were recognized. Selling 330 This year the countybooks for wide kickoff celebration C o p p e r was held at West Haven Ridge ElElementary School, where ementar y staff and students promwas Cassie ised to “Saddle up for SucNor r i s. cess” and sell 900 books. Halls MidIf they succeed, principal dle School Kathy Duggan and assiswas glad to tant principal Lorie John- Norris have Cassie son will dance on the roof move up to 6th grade this of the school. Rumor has it year. The top seller in a that Johnson is an expert middle school was Vioclogger. lina Turcan, who sold 300 books while at Powell Mid-
meet their goal for coupon book sales, Birdsong will be released and not be forced to walk the plank. Powell Elementary hosted a pep rally complete with cheerleaders from Powell High School and superheroes amidst the everyday teachers. Powell High cheerleader Keylee Bishop and Super Principal Reba Lane got the crowd pumped up to sell coupon books. Will the
students have the strength to sell enough books to reach their goal? Major sponsors for the coupon book sales, which go through Sept. 23, are U.S. Cellular, Rusty Wallace Honda, Rusty Wallace Kia, Junk Bee Gone, First TN Foundation and Stanley Steemer. This is the 25th year for the sale and the books offer $10,000 in discounts while still costing only $10.
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Boy Scouts fees to increase The National Boy Scouts of America organization will increase its annual membership fee from $15 to $24 effective Jan. 1. The funds are used to develop program materials and resources, maintain infrastructure support for local councils and more. The annual membership fee is the only direct cost from the National BSA to youth and adult members. All other services from the National BSA are without additional charge. Info: www.scouting.org.
UT NOTES ■ Joseph V. Carcello, Ernst & Young and Business Alumni Professor in Accounting, will become executive director of the Corporate Governance Center in the UT Carcello College of Business Administration. His appointment is effective Sept. 15. Carcello, the center’s director of research, will replace C. Warren Neel, who has been the center’s executive director since the two cofounded it in 2003. Neel will remain connected to the center as a Corporate Governance Center fellow; he will continue to teach governance in the full-time MBA program and work with the media and the corporate community.
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Pleasant Ridge kindergarten teacher Kelli Smith was selected for the NEA Master Teacher project. Photo by Kara Israel
New faces at Brickey-McCloud New to the staff at Brickey-McCloud Elementary are: (front) Melissa Halter, Sarah Neville, Courtney Lancaster, Tracy Foster; (back) Donna Baumgardner, Becky Wessels, Jennifer Lee, Hope Hunter, Jennifer Evans and Laura Carawan. Photo submitted
Pleasant Ridge teacher is ‘master’ Taking a peek at By Ruth White Pleasant Ridge Elementary teacher Kelli Smith was recently selected to join the National Education Association Master Teacher Project and will help arm teachers with the tools and support they need to create a revolution in teacher preparation and development. Smith is one of 96 teachers chosen from across the nation (and the only one from Knox County Schools) to help create a body of knowledge around effective teaching that can be leveraged by new and developing teachers around the country. “As a Master Teacher, I will develop lessons through the school year and post them through BetterLesson,” said Smith. Once posted, she will have an opportunity to reflect on the lesson, determine if changes need to be made and summarize the lesson in a brief video clip. Although this will require a larger commitment of time for planning, Smith believes
it will make her (and others) a better teacher. Smith fell in love with the idea of being a teacher when she was in the 2nd grade. She had two teachers at Tate’s School of Discovery who made learning fun and brand new every day. “If you have a teacher who isn’t very good, you may hate school. I want all of my students to be successful, be happy and to love learning.” She has been teaching at Pleasant Ridge for four years, and in addition to her tasks in the classroom, she is a Professional Development Specialist for Knox County Schools and a Common Core coach for the Tennessee Department of Education. “I jumped in with Common Core and I’m a true believer.” Smith loves working with her kindergarten students at Pleasant Ridge because this is their first chance at success, and as a teacher she wants them to love learning and reading.
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Copper Ridge By Ruth White I had an opportunity to stop by Copper Ridge Elementary for a brief visit last week. I was quickly greeted by the new administrators: principal Kathy Castenir and assistant principal Kelly Keen. Castenir came from Blue Grass Elementary Castenir and Keen was a 5th grade teacher at Cedar Bluff Elementary. I think they will do a great job at this sweet little school. Keen attended Heritage High School and said that her heart skipped a beat when she saw the beautiful campus at Copper Ridge.
In conjunction with National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, The University of Tennessee Medical Center is holding a series of free prostate cancer screenings during the month of September. The free prostate screenings are for men between the ages of 50-70. Men who are African-American and individuals with a family history of prostate cancer can be screened at an earlier age. The free screenings offered by UT Medical Center will be held 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, and Friday, Sept. 20, at the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute, 1926 Alcoa Hwy., Building F Appointments are necessary for the free screenings. Info/ appointment: 3056970 or 877-882-2737.
Both have used data to help them focus on school priorities and know that there is a need to focus on reading and math. The data will help them get to know Keen children on an individual basis and allow a more focused learning environment. A big strength at the school is the faculty and its high level of care and professionalism. Copper Ridge is a close-knit school and a family in every sense of the word. Mark your calendars for the first series of Grandparents Days at the school. The first one is Friday, Sept. 20. More information to follow.
Allisons celebrate golden anniversary David and Phyllis Allison of Gibbs celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 16. They were married Aug. 16, 1963, in Knoxville. He is retired from Gerdau Ameristeel. She is a homemaker. They have three children: Brian (Kim) Allison, Michael (Vickie) Allison and Joy (Zeke) Kate; and two grandchildren: Spencer Allison and Abigail Allison.
Gracie Gregory will celebrate her eighth birthday Sunday, Sept. 15. She is a 3rd grade student at BrickeyMcCloud Elementary. Parents are Michelle and Rob Gregory. She has a brother, Chase. Grandparents are Gloria Gregory, Pat Sisson and Bob Gregory.
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way he built factories all over East Tennessee and exported merchandise when many businesses built plants overseas and imported merchandise. Don’t you love the way he bowed up and sued the American Bar Association when it failed to accredit the Duncan School of Law at LMU? Who does that? You’ l l gain insight into how Pete thinks and operates by reading this new book. The title is based on an Appalachian metaphor for a situation in which an underdog comes out on top, when the hunted becomes the hunter. In an afterward, Pete’s son Brian, now president of DeRoyal Industries, salutes his dad by saying, “Don’t worry, Dad. The rabbit still has the gun.” Family is important to Pete. We would see him around Halls, coaching tee-ball and shopping with his kids. He talks a lot about his wife, Cindi, and the ways she helped him make their blended family seamless. Pete’s best business advice: “Stop and listen. Find a problem to solve and then ﬁgure out how to address it. Listen to your customers because your success or failure will ultimately depend on your ability to meet their needs.”
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Commercial transfers fuel market By Sherry Witt Several large commercial real estate transactions helped boost total property sales in Knox County to more than $250 million during the month of AuWitt gust. There were 950 property transfers recorded in Knox County – about 60 fewer than those recorded in July, but more than 100 better than last August’s totals. The aggregate value of property sold even bested July’s output of $248 million. By comparison, in August of 2012 about $142 million worth of land was transferred. It was a banner month for mortgage lending as well with just over $403 mil-
lion borrowed against real property. That easily topped the $349 million loaned in July, and also topped last August’s ﬁgures by $80 million. The commercial real estate market experienced something of a mini-boom. Among the more noteworthy transactions was a sale of property on Executive Park Drive to BrynMawr Estates Partnership LLC for $18.75 million. Close behind was a parcel in Northshore Town Center Phase II, which sold for $17,769,231. On behalf of all of us at the Register of Deeds ofﬁce, I would like to wish a happy birthday to Faye Smith, who turned 75 on Sept. 4. Faye was our ofﬁce manager, and was with the Register of Deeds for 43 years before retiring in 2006. We still miss her.
Steve and Jill Ridenour of J.S. Ridenour Construction and Ridenour Realty dedicated Will’s Village in 2008 with the goal of bringing quality retail and restaurant space to Halls. The village was built in memory of their son, Will, who lost his life in an automobile accident. AutoZone at 7421 Maynardville Highway is part of the village and Ridenour is ready for new businesses to move in. Located near the corner of Maynardville High-
way and Emory Road, there is currently 12,754 square feet of retail or office space which includes a 2,830 square feet of restaurant space. The restaurant, formerly occupied by Wishbones, is set up with a walk-in cooler, grease trap
and hood and also includes both eat-in space and a patio for diners. Bryan Cook with Ridenour Realty envisions the center being ﬁlled with a restaurant, a medical or dentist ofﬁce, insurance or tax preparation ofﬁce and a fun retail shop for clothing or general merchandise. He also feels a hair salon or barber shop would ﬁt in perfectly with what Will’s Village has to offer. Spaces are from 1,200 up to 8,000 square feet and square foot. Bryan can be rates are as low as $15 per reached at 938-5000.
Pink is her favorite color By Libby Morgan Walk in to the new business across from Fountain City Park and you’ll be in the pink. “I’m pink happy,” says Sandi Sanders, 20-plus year veteran pet stylist and owner of Le Caniche Rose Pet Spa and Boutique. The pink and white décor with black accents is the perfect setting for the star of the show, standard poodle Bella. Bella gives a friendly bark and a careful approach to the newcomer (me) and I think she seems quite practiced at making sure a new person is OK with her being close. I was tickled pink with Bella. She’s calm, she’s cordial, she’s regal. And she’s pink and white with black accents. “She’s a volunteer at Children’s Hospital through the HABIT program, Human Animal Bond In Tennessee. She passed her behavioral evaluation with ﬂying colors,” says Sanders of Bella. “Bella visits children post-surgery, and the kids are not always completely aware Bella is there. Parents take photos so they can show their child, ‘Yes, you really did see a pink poodle when you were waking up!’” Wherever the delightful Bella goes, things immediately become all about her. See how that happens? But this is really about the new grooming shop in Fountain City. Sanders has moved around, and started grooming in a two-year apprenticeship in Richmond. Over the years, she has had a shop in North Carolina and styled dogs in Florida. She taught grooming at a community college in North Carolina as well. “My teacher was a per-
fectionist,” she says. “I was taught: Don’t rush – your reputation is at stake. Even now, if I leave a hair out of place, I can’t sleep at night.” “I prefer to take my time in a grooming session. I can do a dog on a while-you-wait basis, though, if that’s what someone wants.” Le Caniche Rose is in the U-shaped clinic building that was built in the ’30s, which was brought back to life in the late ’90s to become, coincidentally, a grooming shop. Since then it has held several different businesses. “I love being across from the park,” Sanders says. The customer lounge area has a big window with a nice view across Broadway to the park, as does Sanders’ work area on the other end. In between are a reception area, a dog playroom and cages. “I’ll be hosting dog training and providing doggie day care, and I hope to add more groomers soon, whom I will train here.” Sanders has a solid history of community service in Knoxville, in addition to the work with Children’s Hospital. She will exhibit and walk with the PetSafe K9 Cancer Walk to beneﬁt Morris Animal Foundation, which supports research to advance veterinary medicine. The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at The Cove at Concord Park. “La Caniche Rose also offers Pink Poodle Themed Birthday Parties,” she says, something she’s been doing since before opening the shop. “And yes, I offer dog coloring. It can be done using a temporary color, using a chalk coloring, or more permanent with a non-toxic dye. It’s safe, it washes in and fades over time. Bella was a much brighter pink when ﬁrst colored with my
Sandi Sanders with Bella in Sanders’ new grooming shop, Le Caniche Rose (French for The Pink Poodle) across from Fountain City Park. Photos by Libby Morgan ‘Raspberry Kamikaze’ color. When a dog likes attention like Bella does, it draws a lot of it to her, and she loves it.” Sanders is currently affiliated with Powell Animal Hospital, where she
Diocese to unveil Legacy Clinic A tradition of caring for the medically underserved of East Tennessee extending over eight decades now continues through a state-of-the-art mobile medical clinic that will be unveiled at The Chancery Ofﬁce of the Diocese of Knoxville at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Bishop Richard F. Stika and Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, MD, clinic medical director and family-practice physician, will announce and bless the commissioning of the vehicle and cut the ceremonial ribbon. The newly built 40-foot mobile clinic, owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville, will extend the healing ministry of Jesus to East Tennessee, according to a press release.
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Even these averages are deceiving. Many seem to need more or less. In fact, research by Professor Ray Medis of England’s University of Technology found that only about three hours of sleep per night was physiologically necessary. Few of us would want that little! When you come right down to it, you are the best judge of how much sleep you need. If you feel comparatively refreshed after a good night’s sleep, you’re getting plenty. If, on the other hand, you are tired most mornings or if you often have difﬁculty falling asleep or staying asleep, you’ll want to determine why and do something about the quality as well as the quantity of your sleep.
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Melinda Gates as ‘Wonder Woman’ Bluewater’s Productions has released a comic book about the life of businessperson and philanthropist Melinda Gates. “Female Force: Melinda Gates” is in both print and digital format on Amazon. A practicing Catholic, Gates has helped women in third world countries gain access to birth control. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also has supported the eradication of polio. “We wanted to showcase the strong women in today’s society that have inspired generations and shaped the culture of today,” said artist Manuel Diaz. “Kids and adults alike can look up to these women as great role models. One of the coolest things about the comic books is that we found schools using them for reluctant readers.”
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Flea Market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Beaver Creek Christian Fellowship, 3941 W. Beaver Creek in Powell. Activities for kids while parents shop. Info: 640-2886.
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, SEPT. 1112 AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., AAA Norris Chapter, 286 Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive, Norris. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 Fontinalis Club will meet at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5364 N. Broadway. Board meeting is at 9:30 a.m., social time is at 10 and the meeting begins at 10:30. Teresa Booth of the Fantasy of Trees program will speak. New Harvest Park Farmers Market, 4775 New Harvest Lane, 3-6 p.m. Venders include local farmers, crafters and food trucks. Info: http://www.knoxcounty. org/farmersmarket/index.php. Cruise Night – all makes, models, years and clubs welcome; 6-9 p.m., 6215 Riverview Crossing Drive, in front of old Food Lion at Asheville Highway. No charge, 50/50 and door prizes. Info: Jill or Blake, 2267272; Josh or David, 523-9334. First Lutheran Church’s 55 Alive, a program for seniors, will meet in the church meeting room, 1207 N Broadway. Hot lunch served at noon; cost: $7. Featured speaker: Charlie Daniel, Knoxville News Sentinel cartoonist, 1 p.m. Everyone invited. Reservations required: 524-0366. Dr. Ted W. Farcasin will read from his book “Poetry That Embraces Life,” 2:30 p.m., Halls Senior Center, 4610 Crippen Road. Signings and questions will follow. Free and open to the public. Healthy Happy Hour, 6 p.m., Central Baptist Church in Bearden Fellowship Hall, 6300 Dean Hill Drive. Celebrating National Discover Your Optimal Health Day. Healthy snacks, cooking demonstrations, door prizes and more. Info: Angela Frost, RD, LDN, 441 5748 or email@example.com. Heiskell Community Center Seniors Program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Center, 9420 Heiskell Road. Speaker: Steve Wigley with Modern Woodmen. No charge for lunch; donations appreciated. Info: Janice White, 548-0326. “Extravagant Women Coming Together
Princess Party at the Tennessee Valley Fair, 4-6 p.m., Kiddie Land Fun Tent, located on the fairgrounds in Chilhowee Park. Sing-a-longs, face painting and more. Event is free with paid fair admission.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 Barney Fife aka Sammy Sawyer and friends will present a night of family fun and worship 6 p.m. at New Beverly Baptist Church, 3320 New Beverly Church Road. A love offering will be taken. Info/directions: 546-0001 or www.NewBeverly.org. Homecoming, 10:30 a.m., Hubbs Grove Church, 118 Hubbs Grove Road, Maynardville. All invited. Info: Mary Whitson, 254-1111. Homecoming, 10:30 a.m., Mount Hermon UMC, 235 E. Copeland Road. Led by pastor Gregg Bostick; special bluegrass music. Lunch follows. Everyone welcome. Homecoming, 11 a.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 1138 Raccoon Valley Road in Maynardville, just off Loyston Road. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. No Sunday school services and no evening service. Everyone welcome. Info: 256-8995.
MONDAY-FRIDAY, SEPT. 16-20 Annual Camp Meeting, the Church of God of Knoxville, 5912 Thorn Grove Pike. Services daily 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. Info: Pastor Robin L. Thames, 748-5403.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 Square dancing classes, 7-9 p.m., the Senior Center in Maynardville. Beginner sewing class for 4th graders and up, 3:45-6 p.m., Luttrell Library, 115 Park Road. Space is limited. Info: 992-0208.
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-19
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 Halls Crossroads Women’s League will host an Inside-Outside Stuff-A-Bag Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the corner of Maynardville Highway and Cunningham Road. Shoppers will be permitted to stuff a large brown bag full of clothing items for $5 per bag. Beth Moore – Living Proof Live Simulcast Event, 8:30 a.m., Revival Vision Church, I54 Durham Road., Maynardville. Preregistration cost: $20; cost at the door: $22. Everyone welcome. Info/registration: 567-6432. Union County Farmers Market, 8:30-11:30 a.m., front parking lot of Union County High School. Farmers with a single crop item are welcome. Applications available at the market. Info: 992-8038. Work days at the Community Garden “Glorious Gardening” located at Rutherford Memorial UMC in Corryton. Work in the garden and receive some of its produce as a result. Info: 687-8438. Live country, bluegrass and gospel music, 7:30 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. Knoxville Walk to Defeat ALS, city of Knoxville’s Safety City, 165 South Concord St. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; the Walk begins at 10 a.m. and will be wheelchair-accessible, so all may participate. To register: 1-877-216-5551 or www.alstn.org and click on the Knoxville Walk. Info: Monika Hancock, monika.hancock@ alstn.org or 936-3296. Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove, 6-8 p.m., The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S. Northshore Drive. Band: Second Opinion. Free concert. Info: Jennifer Linginfelter, 215-4579 or 803-5509; or Michael Grider, 215-4750 or 363-8681. The 14th annual Hogskin History Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center, 1936 Liberty Hill Road, Washburn. Local historians and musicians, children’s activities, food, old time and modern crafts, fine art, tours, silent auction, cake walks and door prizes. Free admission and parking. Info: www. narrowridge.org or 497-3603. Free HABIT (Human Animal Bond in Tennessee) volunteer informational meeting will be held in room A118 at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Registration: 9:30 a.m.; meeting: 10 a.m.-noon. To ensure materials, call 974-5633 if you plan to attend. Info: Karen Armsey, HABIT@utk.edu or 974-5633; http:// www.vet.utk.edu/habit.
Concert Sound Engineering workshop, 6:308:30 p.m., the Laurel Theater, 16th and Laurel Ave. Presented by Dr. Lou Gross, Volunteer Sound Engineer for the Laurel Theater. No charge for the workshop, but all participants will be expected to volunteer six hours to aid production of Jubilee Community Arts activities. Info/register: Toby Koosman, 522-5851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m., O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 New Harvest Park Farmers Market, 4775 New Harvest Lane, 3-6 p.m. Venders include local farmers, crafters and food trucks. Info: http://www.knoxcounty. org/farmersmarket/index.php. Cruise Night – all makes, models, years and clubs welcome; 6-9 p.m., 6215 Riverview Crossing Drive, in front of old Food Lion at Asheville Highway. No charge, 50/50 and door prizes. Info: Jill or Blake, 226-7272; Josh or David, 523-9334. Goodwill’s 29th annual Vintage Fashion Show and Sale, Hilton Downtown Knoxville. Dinner, 6 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. Tickets: $40 each or $375 for table of 10. To order tickets: 588-8567. Alexander Technique Introduction, 10:30 a.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. Free, but preregistration is required. Info/registration: Lilly@ LillySutton.com or www.LillySutton.com. Heiskell Seniors Fall Book Club meeting, 6 p.m., Heiskell Community Center, 9420 Heiskell Road. The first selection: “The Far Side of the Sky.” Info: Jacki Kirk, 938-2982.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, SEPT. 19-21 Art-a-palooza! three-day fall festival, 10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. Inside all three days: art sale and demonstrations, bake sale. Saturday: Art activities, live music, food, stories from Phil Campbell. Booths available for artists and craftspersons. Info: 357-2787; email@example.com; www.fountaincityartctr.com.
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