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Articles from March 23, 2014

Area Courses Getting into Full Swing for Spring
The greener the grass gets coming out of the winter weeks, the busier Chad Anderson gets.And now that spring has ended its dormancy, the Tennessee Golf Foundation regional director's agenda will remain full -- for a while.The fourth annual Priority Business...
A Season on the Rebound: Vols Roll into Sweet 16, Send Cinderella Mercer Home
RALEIGH, N.C. -- For the third time in three NCAA tournament games, the starters exited to a curtain call.Out came Jarnell Stokes, Antonio Barton, Josh Richardson, Jordan McRae and Jeronne Maymon.In came A.J. Davis, Derek Reese, Armani Moore, Darius...
Bill to Fight Expectant Mother Drug Addiction Moves Forward
Bill to fight expectant mother drug addiction moves forwardNASHVILLE -- After months of dispute and a round of negotiations, the House and Senate are now poised for floor votes on bipartisan compromise legislation dealing with when and whether women...
CasaBubble Brings Indoors Out
A blow-up sphere is giving new meaning to living in a bubble.The CasaBubble is an inflatable plastic sphere with a wood floor that lets you sleep under the stars, but with the comforts of being indoors. It's essentially an upscale tent that's either...
Court: Felons Can't Serve as Bondsmen in Tennessee
A state appellate court is using a Campbell County case to confirm felons cannot serve as bondsmen -- despite an opinion to the contrary by the Tennessee Attorney General's Office.In a ruling issued last week, the state Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed...
Dave Ramsey: Don't Get Used to Luxuries While Paying off Debt
Q: I recently got a new job that will increase my income by $20,000 a year. I've got $65,000 in debt, and I'm trying to pay it off, so I know I need to adjust my budget. Do you have any suggestions for a situation like this?A: Congratulations on your...
Editorial: Commission Should Approve Audit of Physical Plant Upgrade Fund
On Monday the Knox County Commission is expected to authorize an audit of a school system fund that is supposed to be used for building upgrades. Commissioners have placed the fund under scrutiny because of concerns it may have been used for unrelated...
Emails Show Burchett, Turley Eyed Venture
An email released to the News Sentinel after a long court fight shows that Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett was involved in an aborted business deal with developer John Turley.In 2012, the mayor said, he explored buying a building owned by a Turley company...
Former Grace Christian Star Will McKamey Remains in Coma
The health status of former Grace Christian football star Will McKamey remained unchanged Sunday, per Facebook updates from his family.The 5-foot-9, 170-pound slotback and former Mr. Football winner sustained a head injury Saturday during a spring practice...
Forums, Guide Will Inform Voters on School Board Races
Forums, guide will inform voters on school board racesVoters will get the opportunity to learn more about Knox County School Board candidates during two moderated forums held by the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County and the Knox County Teachers...
House Subcommittee Kills Effort to Ban 'Surreptitious Commercial Surveillance'
NASHVILLE -- A proposal to outlaw "surreptitious commercial surveillance" -- depicted by some as a successor to the so-called "ag gag" bill vetoed by Gov. Bill Haslam last year -- has been scuttled by House Civil Justice Subcommittee.The panel also effectively...
Jack McElroy: U.S. Hero Helped Russia Take Crimea
I'm a big fan of audio books. I can "read" while I multi-task by doing chores, driving, or often just falling asleep in a recliner.The Overdrive app on my iPhone lets me check out books from the Knox County Library with a few finger taps. I miss the...
Joe Rosson: 'Satsuma' Wedding Gift Was Likely New in 1934
Q: This vase was a wedding gift to my grandparents in 1934. I have enclosed pictures in the hope that you would be able to provide some information as to history, origin and value. It has no markings and is 15 inches tall.A: It is my opinion that this...
Joe Stephens: Potter's Field Cemetery Tour Chance to Reflect
I would like to invite you to meet me at the field of broken dreams and unrealized potential. With the help of a handful of historic re-enactors and local historians, I hope to share a few of the stories of those who rest there beneath the soil, intertwined with...
John Adams: Meighan Simmons' Shooting Raises UT Tournament Fear Factor
Meighan Simmons is a two-time SEC player of the year, Tennessee's fifth all-time leading scorer, a four-year starter and the only senior on the team.But she still concerns her fans as much as she does her opponents. They fear that she could shoot her...
Kathleen Sebelius: Sign Up for Insurance Plan before Deadline for Peace of Mind
If you or someone you care about does not have health care, it's not too late to sign up for quality affordable coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but you'll want to act today.The deadline to get insurance is March 31. After...
Kim Lauth: League of Women Voters Plans Educational Events
As election season approaches, the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County is planning education-related events -- a talk by Amanda Ripley, author of "The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way," and two public forums in which Board...
Lady Vols Pit Their Motivation versus St. John's Momentum ; St. John's Storms in after 'Priceless' Shot
Tennessee saw St. John's Saturday in the context of March Madness.Lady Vols forward Cierra Burdick was watching the Red Storm's first-round game against Southern California as a player, scouting an opponent. She couldn't help but be a fan, though, when...
Legally High, Legally Fired for Pot Use
Julie Tappero sees job prospects go up in marijuana smoke every day at the temporary staffing company she owns outside Seattle.Since December 2012, when Washington state legalized recreational use of the drug, positive marijuana tests among West Sound Workforce's...
Legislative Notebook: Bills Involving Murder Trials, State Projects and Guns Fail to Advance
NASHVILLE -- A House subcommittee has killed for the year a proposal by Rep. Ryan Haynes, R-Knoxville, that would have require a photograph of a murder victim while alive be shown to jurors at the trial of the accused killer or killers.The House Civil...
Liberian Organization to Welcome New Leadership, Celebrate Culture ; Liberian Association to Welcome New Officials
The Liberian Association of Knoxville will present its newly elected officers and celebrate African culture at its inauguration ceremony Saturday at Knoxville College.The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but donations...
Looking Back at Shelbourne Towers
Typical of an early 1950s building, the old Shelbourne Towers apartment building on the University of Tennessee campus -- where preliminary interior demolition work recently began -- has few notable architectural details other than unique windows.A glance...
Many Pot Tests, but No Certainty How Much Is Too Much
GalleryMarijuana is well on its way to joining America's best-selling drug, alcohol. Booze has been legal for adults in most parts of the country since 1933; pot is now legal for recreational or medicinal use in 20 states.Both products make people feel...
Marriage Licenses
Gary Lee McCooe, 61, Kelly Michelle Burger, 51, KnoxvilleSamuel Glenn Reagan, 45, Oak Ridge, Laura Lynn Phillips, 38, SeviervilleDavid Anthony Scully, 55, Kimberly Gail Neal Wilson, 45, KnoxvilleJoshua Shayne Stansberry, 28, Patricia Jean Schmidt, 27, KnoxvilleMichael...
Mike Strange: Work Done, Vols Leave Raleigh Hungry for More
RALEIGH, N. C. -- They arrived here from Dayton in the wee hours. There is no fanfare at 4 in the morning.Its work done, Tennessee left here Sunday night in the glare of the March Madness spotlight.A basketball team that was at times this winter disparaged...
NCAA Women's Tournament Matchup: Tennessee vs. St. John's
When: 9 p.m. MondayWhere: Thompson-Boling ArenaTelevision: ESPN2Radio: WNML-AM 990/FM 99.1Records: Tennessee 28-5; St. John's 23-10.Coaches: St. John's, Joe Tartamella (41-23, 2nd season); Tennessee, Holly Warlick (55-13, 2nd season).Series: UT leads...
Newsmakers
Carson-Newman University has named Bill May as the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Educational Service to Appalachia Award. The honor, now in its 25th year, has recognized outstanding individuals for their contributions to the region.May has served...
Notebook: Final 16 Is Sweet, but Not Unfamiliar for Vols
RALEIGH, N.C.-- The Sweet 16. Tennessee's been there, done that. Just not in the past couple of years.An 83-63 win over Mercer at PNC Arena on Sunday night sends the Vols to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament for the first time...
Novice Fighters Put Together 'Great Card' at East Tennessee Golden Gloves
If a lack of open fighters was supposed to change the tenor of the East Tennessee Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament on Saturday night at Ace Miller Arena, 300 loud and enthusiastic fans didn't notice.Saturday night's card had one open fight, but the novice...
Parents, UT Professor Suggest Money Not Key Motivator for Kids Doing Chores
Eight-year-old Jonas Efteland takes a break from his Legos to put away his own laundry. He has been sorting laundry since 4 or 5 years of age, according to his mother, Shannon Efteland.Efteland is reluctant to call his tasks chores and does not reward...
People and Honors: March 23
Annie Acree has joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley as director of marketing. She was previously with Clayton Bank.Jutta Bangs has earned the Certified Global Business Professional credential from the National Association of Small Business International...
Real Estate Transfers - 3/23/14
More than $1 million to $500,001Flagship Partners LP to Flenniken Square Housing LLC, in Flenniken Square subdivision, $1,705,000.OAS Properties Trust to Lisa Brassler, District 6, $1,225,000.LSREF2 Baron LLC to Hardin Valley Crossing LLC, in Hardin...
Roane Political Races Taking Shape as Deadline Approaches
The races for sheriff and circuit court clerk are shaping up to be among the hottest countywide contests in Roane County as the deadline to qualify for the Aug. 7 general election approaches.But several races are uncontested thus far, records show, including...
Sam Venable: Questions Are a Good Crop to Raise
To celebrate the arrival of spring last Thursday -- the season of promise and rebirth; our official, long-awaited exit from a cold, bitter winter -- I hauled off and kicked Mother Nature squarely in the shins.At least in a manner of speaking.What I did...
Sarah Jessica Parker Launches Shoe Line at Nordstrom
SEATTLE -- She's tiny. Can barely finish a plate of berries.She's left-handed. Says things like "No. Way." And to every person who approached her at the downtown Nordstrom shoe department, she extended a hand."I'm Sarah Jessica," she said. "Very nice...
Softball Drama Goes Long, but Lady Vols Get by South Carolina ; Davin Able to 'Step Up' with Double
From leftfielder Melissa Davin's two-run double in the third inning to Ellen Renfroe's key pitches in the sixth, the No. 3 Tennesssee softball team's 6-5 victory over South Carolina on Sunday had numerous big plays.It also featured a lot of drama and...
St. John's, Briana Brown Were Prepared for Saturday's Finish in Knoxville ; Team 'Calm' before Beating USC at Buzzer
St. John's had a season's worth of preparation for its game- winning shot against Southern California in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday.So it's no wonder there was a calm before the Red...
Vols Bounce Back with 8-6 Win over Auburn
Tennessee skipped batting practice on Sunday because, coach Dave Serrano joked, he wanted to sleep late.In fact, Serrano was trying to jar the Vols' bats out of their slumber after the team lost two games in a row for the first time this season.The rest...
Women's Tennis Rallies to Beat Kentucky
Tiffany Tavares is becoming the Tennessee women's tennis team's go-to girl when it comes to clinching SEC matches.After giving the Lady Vols their first SEC win last Sunday against South Carolina with the deciding point, Tavares clinched this Sunday's...
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