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Articles from November 22, 2015

Admissions
AdmissionsTo apply for admission to Tennessee Wesleyan College, visit www.twcnet.edu/admissions. Contact an Admissions Counselor to schedule a campus visit and to learn more about Tennessee Wesleyan. Upon acceptance, students will receive detailed information...
Admissions
AdmissionsBecome a Golden Eagle by applying at www.tntech.edu/admissions by Aug. 1 for fall enrollment or Dec. 1 for spring. You will be asked to provide transcripts or GED scores, ACT/SAT scores and a $25 application fee.If you plan to attendTake a...
Admissions
AdmissionsVisit cn.edu/apply to complete the free online application for undergraduate admission. Applicants must submit supporting documents (official transcripts, test scores, etc.) for evaluation.Private campus visits are scheduled by appointment...
Admissions
AdmissionsPellissippi State offers numerous transfer and university parallel programs, more than two dozen career programs and concentrations, and nearly 40 certificate programs. The college also gives high school students the opportunity to earn dual...
After Officially Visiting Auburn Last Weekend, Tennessee Rec
After officially visiting Auburn last weekend, Tennessee receiver commit Jeff George said the Tigers are "up there.""I liked it a lot," George said. "The visit went real well. I enjoyed all of it. Probably what stuck out the most was the game. The atmosphere...
A Lesson; in Eye; Tricks 101
Sometimes your eyes and your brain don't immediately connect. Happens to all of us.Maybe you're at the airport, waiting to pick up a friend, when another friend walks up. For a moment or two, you don't "see" the second person because he/she isn't who...
Amazon Adds Holiday Shuttle for Seasonal Workers
Brianna Persinger of Dalton, Ga., plans to use the free shuttle Amazon provides to transport workers to its Chattanooga distribution center when she starts her new seasonal job."That's a plus that they offer that," she said Thursday outside a Lee Highway...
Amazon Prime Now Heads to Nashville ; 1- and 2-Hour Deliveries by Mobile App
Amazon is raising the stakes when it comes to delivering packages in Middle Tennessee.The e-commerce behemoth announced plans Friday to bring its one- hour delivery service Prime Now to Nashville and surrounding areas.What that means: Amazon Prime members...
America Must Stay True to Its Role in World and Welcome Syrian Refugees
Quickly after the kindhearted tributes and the grief shared with our French allies, many Americans began debating gun control and immigration. And more debates about the appropriateness of those debates followed.About the immigration debate, Tennessee...
American Conference
AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC DivNew England 9 0 0 1.000 303 169 5-0-0 4-0-0 6-0-0 3-0-0 3-0-0Buffalo 5 4 0 .556 231 207 2-3-0 3-1-0 5-3-0 0-1-0 3-1-0N.Y. Jets 5 4 0 .556 217 184 3-2-0 2-2-0 4-3-0 1-1-0 1-2-0Miami 4 5 0 .444...
At Year-End, Six Ideas to Avoid Falling on Our Financial Rear Ends
At year-end, how do we keep from falling on our rear ends, financially speaking?One way is by adopting a strategy for tax and savings and putting it in place in 2015's remaining weeks. If you haven't considered end- of-year steps to take to help you...
Banic, McHugh Set Standards with Swims
Led by three nationally high-ranking swims, the Tennessee swimming and diving team collected five event wins Saturday at the Tennessee Invitational.Through two days of competition, Tennessee's women lead the field with 836.5 points, followed by Missouri...
Basketball
basketballcollegemenEASTAlbany (NY) 92, Oneonta 49Bucknell 80, Manhattan 67Canisius 87, Cornell 62Fairfield 83, Sacred Heart 79, OTFordham 85, Fairleigh Dickinson 62Monmouth (NJ) 82, Drexel 74NJIT 80, Lafayette 66Providence 94, Brown 73Radford 64, Prairie...
'Beautification Mob' Plants Daffodil Bulbs off I-275 ; 60K Flowers Will Brighten Stretch of Road
Three drab Interstate 275 exits near downtown Knoxville are getting easy-on-the-eyes makeovers that should be bursting with colors in the spring.Keep Knoxville Beautiful kicked off a weekend "Beautification Mob" on Saturday to plant more than 60,000...
Bethel Cemetery Added to Historic Registry
Bethel Cemetery, the burial ground for more 1,600 Civil War Confederate soldiers, has earned a spot on the National Register for Historic Places.The National Park Service designation includes the Bethel Avenue cemetery, its 1892 obelisk memorial and...
Beware the Real Embedded Threats
Hooray for Gov. Bill Haslam, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, state GOP Chairman Ryan Haynes and all our leaders who boldly called for a halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Tennessee.These are politicians who are sincerely...
Birds Will Visit a Spread of Cracked Corn on the Ground
Don't forget the birds on Thanksgiving Day. Let that creamed corn casserole with meringue on top or corn on the cob remind you that it's a good time to feed corn to birds. Offer the birds a Thanksgiving spread of their own -- a big spread of cracked...
Blaase Again Runs to All-America Honors
Tennessee senior Chelsea Blaase finished 14th at the 2015 NCAA Division I women's cross country championship on Saturday at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky., earning All-America honors for the second consecutive year.Blaase ran with the front...
Book Highlights Visuals Behind 007
Book highlights visuals behind 007February 1966, a challenge was put forward to James Bond production designer Ken Adam: Could he build the massive volcano lair of 007 nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld -- complete with working monorail, 60-foot crater opening,...
Books in French from 1700s Raise Hopes of Finding a Rarity
I have a group of 18 books published in the 1700s. They are in good condition with leather covers, and all are in French. I also have a set of seven works of Jean Racine -- they, too, are in good condition. I purchased them 20 years ago and am now downsizing...
CAK QB Smith Is 'Fine' after Hitting Head
The Christian Academy of Knoxville football family was counting its prayers late Friday night after a 24-0 loss at Alcoa in the Class 3A state quarterfinals.Junior quarterback Cole Smith, who was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center in the...
Christmas Traditions Revive as Holidays Near
Ballet dancer Aaron Smyth, who impressed judges and wowed audiences during last season's "America's Got Talent," will dance in The Appalachian Ballet's "The Nutcracker."The Australian dancer performs as the ballet's cavalier in performances in Knoxville...
Cronan Reflects on Career in 'Sport Is Life'
University of Tennessee Women's Athletics Director Emeritus Joan Cronan is the author of a newly released book, "Sport Is Life with the Volume Turned Up," which is promoted as lessons learned that apply to business and life.The book doesn't just present...
Daring to Say Yes ; Chance Meeting in Gatlinburg Results in Vows in Farragut
On Sept. 7, 2012, Knoxville native Catelyn Dake Durham reluctantly accepted a friend's dare, a choice that would unknowingly change her life forever."Kenny and I met in Gatlinburg while I was there for my best friend's bachelorette party. We both ended...
Defense Doesn't Get Distracted
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- By halftime, it was already obvious Missouri had only one chance of upsetting Tennessee on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. The UT defense would have to lose interest.And you couldn't have blamed it if it had done just that on the way...
Dems: 'We Lack a Clear Message'
WASHINGTON -- Democrats "were not connecting with voters" in recent elections, a party report concluded Tuesday, a trend driven home by the party's surprising loss of the Kentucky governor's office this month."We lack a clear message about what unites...
Different Body of Work ; Medenwald Puts Beliefs into Action as Strength Coach
Garrett Medenwald looks the part. Scruffy beard. Broad, squared shoulders. Barrel-chested with tree-trunk legs.After an initial glance, there's little surprise he makes a living in a weight room.Medenwald, the first-year strength and conditioning coach...
Dwyn M. Mounger, Knoxville
Dwyn M. Mounger, KnoxvilleWelcoming refugees is nation's strengthHow sad to see U.S. governors, members of Congress, some candidates for president and even a News Sentinel columnist advocating closure of our borders to desperate Syrians.Welcoming refugees...
ETSU Caps Season with Second Victory
JOHNSON CITY -- Some of his teammates call him the "Galloping Ghost," and Austin Herink galloped his team to victory on Saturday.Herink accounted for five touchdowns as the East Tennessee State University football team closed its season with a 42-27...
Exploring One of America's Newest National Parks
One of America's newest national parks was around here ... somewhere. I suppose my GPS did the best it could when I typed in "Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument." It probably couldn't find park coordinates because even though it was designated...
Facebook Criticized Following Attacks
Following the Paris attacks on Nov. 13, Facebook switched on two not very well-known features that caused a storm of controversy: Safety Check and Temporary Profiles.Safety Check was launched in April after the Nepal earthquake as a quick tool to let...
'Family' Feud Worse Than Ever
I'd like to give Donald Trump credit for originality.The guy spews the most nonsensical froth imaginable: We'll build a wall along the Mexican border and get Mexico to pay for it.He regularly steps in piles of political doo-doo that would doom any other...
Former Vols
Former VolsquarterbacksName, Team Comp. Att. Yds. TDs Ints@Tyler Bray, Kansas CityPeyton Manning, Denver 193 322 2,180 9 17Rushing No. Yds TDs4 -4 0#Matt Simms, Atlantarunning backsName, Team No. Yds. TDs*Arian Foster, Houston 63 164 1Receiving 22 227...
'Free Is Good' ; Students Encouraged by Benefits of Tennessee Promise
Caleb Henderson, known to his friends as Puddin, has known for a long time what he wanted to do when he grew up. He loves working on tractors. When he was a junior at Powell High School, he had already decided to enroll in the Tennessee College of Applied...
French Expatriates in Tenn. Reflect on Paris Attacks
CHATTANOOGA -- In a small room on the top floor of a downtown office building, Chattanooga's close-knit French Community had a simple response to the terror attacks in their homeland: They raised a glass of wine."People are scared," said Aurelie Orzechowski,...
Gardner-Webb at Tennessee
GARDNER-WEBB AT TENNESSEEWhen, where: Noon, Thompson-Boling ArenaTV/radio: SEC Network (live streaming on ESPN3.com)/WNML 990/ 99.1Records: Tennessee 2-1; Gardner-Webb 1-2Coaches: Gardner-Webb, Tim Craft (39-32); Tennessee, Rick Barnes (606-315, 2-1...
Girls Cotillion to Present 18 New Members
The Girls Cotillion is presenting 18 new members on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Cherokee Country Club. This is the 101st year of Girls Cotillion.The board members are Elizabeth Manning, president; Jeanette Carlson, vice president; Carlton Troutman, secretary;...
Griefgivings at Thanksgiving
Today I continue my annual Thanksgiving tradition, eschewing the societal expectation of setting aside a day each year to count blessings. Instead, each year I set aside a day this week to cleanse myself of things that really irritate me -- sort of my...
Historical Society Visits Former Baker Home for Donor Event
The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) board of directors recently held a celebration to recognize their major donors including the 1834 Society, Pillars of Support and other major friends of the Society. The event was hosted by Pete and Linda Claussen...
Holiday Meal Mediations Is Thankless Task
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am caught between two people in a question of holiday meal etiquette. When my mother, the host, asks my longtime boyfriend whether/how he'd like a certain food, and he responds that he doesn't like something, she reacts with shock.She...
How to Support Someone Who's Grieving during the Holidays
After the rape and murder of my sister-in-law, Martha Wyatt, in 1991, I learned personally that grief is a relentless abuser. Over the last 25 years, working as an advocate for crime victims, I've witnessed grief's awful fallout.Grief is a thief that...
Ice Bears Suffer Fourth Consecutive Loss
There was no relief for the Knoxville Ice Bears on Saturday night thanks to Columbus rookie goalie Brandon Jaeger.Jaeger saved 33 shots and Columbus beat Knoxville 3-2 in a Southern Professional Hockey League game before 3,361 fans at Civic Coliseum.Columbus...
Keyboards at Christmas Concert, Which Begins at 6:30 P.M. On
Keyboards at Christmas concert, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Tennessee Theatre, will benefit Mission of Hope. Sponsorships are available from $200 to $5,000. Standard adult tickets are $15 plus fees through www.ticketmaster.com;...
Killer of the 'Knoxville Girl' Finally Found 300 Years Later
"I met a little girl in Knoxville, a town you all know wellAnd every Sunday evening out in her home I'd dwellWe went to take an evening walk, about a mile from townI picked a stick up off the ground and knocked that poor girl down."For many people around...
Lady Vols Shooting off Target ; 3-Pointers Are Problem Last Two Games
Holly Warlick took her best shot Friday night at explaining Tennessee's outside shooting woes.The Lady Vols' coach actually made several attempts at quantifying a second consecutive 1-for-12 performance on 3- pointers, which nearly cost Tennessee in...
Least-Known Kennedy Subject of Book
Americans have been fascinated with the Kennedy clan ever since I can remember. Their history is a litany of tragedies: assignations, plane crashes, cancer, scandals, suicides, murder, sexual assaults.Perhaps the tragedy we know least about is that of...
Manning Doesn't Travel to Chicago
Manning doesn't travel to ChicagoENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Peyton Manning is staying back in Denver when the Broncos travel to Chicago this weekend so he can continue getting treatment on a variety of ailments. He has company in DeMarcus Ware, who's staying...
Man Offers One Story, Facebook Reveals Another
DEAR AMY: I have recently become involved with a new guy, and we clicked immediately. I've had a great time getting to know him and meeting his close friends. It's been nice and flowing smoothly.But, of course, there's a catch.His Facebook profile still...
Men's High Game
Men's High GameNathan Divers -- Family Bowl 279Chuck Courtney -- Strike & Spare Western Ave.279Dwayne Hixon -- Strike & Spare Western Ave.279Cory Cox -- Fountain Lanes 279Terry Johnson -- Fountain Lanes 279Gene Hickson Jr. -- Oak Ridge Bowling Center279Women's...
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Methodist Medical Center of Oak RidgeAshley Chitwood and Jonathan Davis, Wartburg, Tenn., a boy, Jackson DanielRaven Brown, Oak Ridge, a boy, Max AaronAlyse Hunt and Steven Wallace, Sweetwater, Tenn., a boy, Christopher JosephCrystal and Jeffrey Burkhalter,...
Miller Time: Beer Deal Shuffles Ownership ; Big Changes May Be in Store for US Market
ST. LOUIS -- Forty years ago, one of the nation's top brewers introduced a beer that would dramatically change the beer business - - and wake up the folks on Pestalozzi Street in St. Louis.Miller Lite, launched by Miller Brewing in 1975, introduced the light...
Monday
MondayCOLLEGE BASKETBALL2:30 p.m. Maui Invitational, quarterfinal 1, St. John's vs. VanderbiltESPN25 Maui Invitational, quarterfinal 2, Wake Forest vs. IndianaESPN26:30 NJIT at ProvidenceFS16:30 Paradise Jam, consolation, TBDCBSSN7 FanDuel Legends Classic,...
NASCAR XFINITY Ford EcoBoost 300
NASCAR XFINITY Ford EcoBoost 300At Homestead-Miami SpeedwayHomestead, Fla.Lap length: 1.5 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (9) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200 laps, 0 points, $85,343.2. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 0, $62,858.3. (7) Erik Jones,...
NBA Standings
NBA StandingsEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic W L Pct GBBoston 7 5 .583 --New York 8 6 .571 --Toronto 8 6 .571 --Brooklyn 2 11 .154 5 1/2Philadelphia 0 14 .000 8Southeast W L Pct GBMiami 8 4 .667 --Atlanta 9 6 .600 1/2Washington 6 4 .600 1Charlotte 7 6 .538...
New Assessment Should Prepare Students Better
Every day I see teachers at my school working hard to prepare students to be ready for the next grade and eventually ready for life after graduation. I can say with confidence that Tennessee teachers will do what it takes to be ready for TNReady, a new statewide...
Nicholas Fredrick Anthony, 37, Sarasota, Fla., Joanna Louise
Nicholas Fredrick Anthony, 37, Sarasota, Fla., Joanna Louise Webber, 30, Palmetto, Fla.Joseph Alan Baldridge, 29, Brandi Nicole Swindell, 28, KnoxvilleMichael Lee Bevens, 45, Charlotte Lynn Lambert Frick, 46, Cumberland Gap, Tenn.Beth Ann Broyles, 46,...
Nonprofit Needs Christmas Toys for Kids
Every Christmas, the East Tennessee Technology Access Center tries to make sure children who aren't able to play with regular toys don't miss out.ETTAC volunteers spend months adapting new, donated battery- operated toys so these children can operate...
OAKLAND at DETROIT
OAKLAND at DETROITRAIDERS: OUT: LB Neiron Ball (knee). DOUBTFUL: TE Lee Smith (wrist). QUESTIONABLE: C Rodney Hudson (ankle). PROBABLE: CB DJ Hayden (ankle), S Taylor Mays (ankle), S Charles Woodson (shoulder). LIONS: OUT: DT Gabe Wright (ankle). QUESTIONABLE:...
Obama Must Send Troops to Snuff out the Islamic State
President Barack Obama has no choice now. If he wants to defeat the Islamic State, he'll have to become a real war leader. He may not like it, but putting troops on the ground is the surest way to win this war.That's nothing new. Paris was horrific,...
Offensive Line Proves Point in Impressive Fashion
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Games like Saturday's are so much more satisfying for Tennessee's offensive linemen when they remember last season.The line was considered Vols' weak link a year ago, and when they played the SEC's top defensive fronts, it was obvious...
Our Intensive Retirement Planning Has Begun
With about a decade left before we want to retire, my husband and I have begun some intense retirement planning.We are looking at our health care options. We've met with financial professionals to discuss how to handle our pensions and investment portfolios....
Paris:; Mon Amour
FISHTRAP HOLLOW, Miss. -- I am in my quiet spot on this earth today thinking only of another place, another country, a good friend.One of my vivid Paris memories is of a cozy apartment on a sleepy street called Popincourt, not far from the Clown Bar,...
Penny Performance
PENNY PERFORMANCEKnoxville Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Classics, Classical Christmas: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Bijou Theater. Open to students outside of Knox County. Reservations needed by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Child's admission is...
Pga
PGARSM ClassicAt St. Simons Island, Ga.s-Sea Island Resort (Seaside): 7,005 yards, par-70p-Sea Island Resort (Plantation): 7,058 yards, par-72Purse: $5.7 millionThird Round (Seaside)Kevin Kisner 65p-67s-64--196Kevin Chappell 66p-65s-68--199Graeme McDowell...
Pinkel Gets Standing Ovation in Home Finale
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri fans bid adieu to 21 seniors in their final home game of the 2015 season. But the seniors were upstaged by their coach, who also was in his last game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.Missouri coach Gary Pinkel announced last...
Police: One Dead, One Hurt in Shooting
Police: One dead, one hurt in shootingOne man is dead and another in critical condition after a shooting near downtown Saturday afternoon, police said.No arrests have been made so far.Police responding to a shooting call went to the parking lot of the...
Pregnant Women and Students Who Smoke Targeted
With all the information available about the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy, it's puzzling that almost 12 percent of Knox County women who gave birth in 2013 reported smoking at some point in their pregnancy. That statistic and another one...
Preparing for College ; College-Bound Students Have Number of Conditions to Meet
Between high school and college, there should be a mandatory College Prep 101 course for every college-bound student.While many high schools and other organizations provide some degree of college preparation, being ready for college is much more a state...
Program Aids in Recycling Technology ; Tenn. Doesn't Require 'E-Cycling,' but It's Eco-Friendly
As consumers rush to buy the latest smartphones, tablets, TV sets and computers, something has to happen to all the old electronic stuff that is getting replaced.A lot of these old electronics contain materials such as mercury or lead that can contamination...
Quarterbacks B
QUARTERBACKS BMissouri's outstanding secondary didn't give Tennessee junior Joshua Dobbs much downfield, but he took the short passes that were there, converted on several key third downs and made plays with his legs. He dragged two defenders into the...
Remember, Muzzleloader Hunting Season Isn't over until It's Over
CARTHAGE -- Friday was a good day to squeeze in one more hunt during the muzzleloader season, then wake up the next morning and put away the "primitive" weapon and bring out the rifle.These days there's nothing primitive about a modern muzzleloader. Actions...
Rogero Blasts Ashe for 'Attacks' ; Mayor Irate over Column, 'Banal' Queries
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero blasted former Mayor Victor Ashe in an email last week after he criticized a city staffer in his weekly Shopper News Now column.Rogero sent Ashe the email Friday morning calling the column, which ran in the Nov. 17 issue...
Rotary Club Restocks Beaumont Library Shelves ; School Uses Donation to Buy 600 New Books
Thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Knoxville, Beaumont Magnet Academy students will find a new-and-improved selection on the library bookshelves when they report to school on Monday.About 30 Rotarian volunteers spent Saturday morning unpacking...
Rushing
RUSHINGNo. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg.Hurd, J. 34 162 11 151 0 31 4.4Dobbs, J. 10 56 2 54 1 23 5.4Kamara, A. 7 46 3 43 0 20 6.1Totals 51 264 16 248 1 31 4.9PASSINGComp-Att-Int Yds TD Long SackDobbs, J. 16-24-0 89 0 21 0Team 0-1-0 0 0 0 0Totals 16-25-0 89...
Rushing
RUSHINGNo. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg.Hansborough,R. 12 41 0 41 0 10 3.4Witter, I. 6 28 0 28 0 8 4.7Lock, D. 6 18 7 11 1 11 1.8Hunt, T. 5 8 0 8 0 5 1.6Totals 29 95 7 88 1 11 3.0PASSINGComp-Att-Int Yds TD Long SackLock, D. 13-30-1 135 0 44 2RECEIVINGNo....
Safety Center Would Cost Up Front, but Save Lives ; Sheriff Jones Pledges It Will Open before He Leaves Office
On a single day last week, Knox County taxpayers spent at least $81,000 to keep jail inmates behind bars.That's for one day only -- and it's a typical day.The jails in Knox County operate year-round on a budget topping $36 million.Randy Nichols, former...
Scores
ScoresEASTAlbright 49, Norwich 0Colgate 14, Bucknell 10Cortland St. 45, Salisbury 21Dartmouth 17, Princeton 10Duquesne 30, St. Francis (Pa.) 20Harvard 38, Yale 19Holy Cross 45, Georgetown 7Indiana (Pa.) 47, Charleston (WV) 21Johns Hopkins 52, W. New...
SCORPIO: (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) A Shrewd Approach to Your Financi
SCORPIO: (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) A shrewd approach to your financial dealings will pay off. Negotiation is favored as long as you handle matters yourself.SAGITTARIUS: (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Be careful when making changes that affect other people. Asking permission...
Student Debt Stirs Robo-Call Barrage ; Congress Adds 'Salt in the Wound'
The calls to Michelle Vasquez's cellphone from student-debt collectors seemed ceaseless: She said she was getting four per day from a computerized dialer.Odette Verrier was on the end of four calls per day from an automatic dialer in January. Ashlee...
Television
televisionAUTO RACING3 p.m. NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Ford EcoBoost 400WBIRCANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1 p.m. Playoffs, Eastern Conference final, Hamilton or Toronto at OttawaESPNEWSMen's COLLEGE BASKETBALLNoon Gardner-Webb at TennesseeSEC12:30 Harvard...
Temple Gives Memphis 3rd Straight Loss
PHILADELPHIA -- One of the most dominant offenses in college football went cold Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.University of Memphis running backs were repeatedly stuffed at or near the line of scrimmage. Drives that began in opposing...
Tennis
TennisDjokovic, Federer reach ATP finalsLONDON -- There is one more match to play this season, and there is plenty riding on it for both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.Djokovic, who has had the best season of his career with three Grand Slam titles,...
Terror Attack Has Effect on State Politics
Last week's remarkable Tennessee political discourse on Syrian refugees illustrates, once again, the irrelevance today of that old adage about all politics being local. Instead, state politics revolves around national events and is maybe even becoming increasingly...
The Naughty and the Nice of Christmas Play out at the Claren
The naughty and the nice of Christmas play out at the Clarence Brown Theatre this season in two very different holiday productions.The University of Tennessee theater again produces "A Christmas Carol." The holiday classic set in Victorian England plays...
There's More to a Brand Than a Logo
"Branding" has become such a misunderstood and misused word these days. One of the most common reasons why new clients walk in our door is that they want help with branding their company or organization. But when we ask them what they are really trying...
Thomas Gets Record, but C-N Falls
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- De'Andre Thomas made history for Carson-Newman University on offense, but all he could do was watch on the sidelines as Valdosta State quarterback E.J. Hilliard found Greg Dent for the game-winning touchdown in a 61-59 Blazers win in...
'Three and Heat' Works for UT Defense
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- With temperatures dipping below freezing, Tennessee's defensive players couldn't wait to get back to the heaters sitting on the sideline.After stressing all week that they needed to get off the field faster, the Vols achieved their goal,...
Tiger Tamers ; Four FGs, One Touchdown Are Sufficient
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In most games in most years, settling for field goals can get a football team beat.When you're playing Missouri in 2015, however, it's not a bad plan.Tennessee dominated the offensively challenged Tigers 19-8 Saturday night at Memorial...
Tragedy Strikes Memphis Class Again ; Child Dies in Wreck, Another in Hospital
MEMPHIS -- The children in Ashley Strickland's kindergarten class stood quietly in a circle in front of their school in the chilly sunshine Friday morning.As cars whizzed by on busy Chelsea Avenue, some of the children held hands. Others squirmed. A...
Trudeau Busts on World Stage as Young, Charismatic Leader ; Canadian PM, Obama Agree on Some Viewpoints
MANILA, Philippines -- The contrast was inescapable. At the top of a local newspaper's front page here was a huge photo of the new Canadian prime minister, in a trim suit and wind blowing through his hair, captioned "ladies' choice." Next to him was...
Tubing Open
TUBING OPENOber Gatlinburg resort opened its snow tubing attraction Saturday. It will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today with hour and a half sessions beginning every two hours.Ober Gatlinburg's snow tubing lanes are 400 feet long and showcase a 50-foot...
Tuesday
TuesdayMIDWESTBowling Green at Ball St., 7 p.m.Ohio at N. Illinois, 7:30 p.m.ThursdaySOUTHSouth Florida at UCF, 7:30 p.m.SOUTHWESTTexas Tech at Texas, 7:30 p.m.FridayEASTMiami at Pittsburgh, NoonUMass at Buffalo, 4:30 p.m.SOUTHMarshall at W. Kentucky,...
UT Profs Assess Custer's Legacy
George Armstrong Custer was killed in action on June 25, 1876. Since then, he has continued to serve his country capably as a national scapegoat, noble hero, and infamous villain, often all at the same time. Custer's celebrity, combined with his failure...
Ut Um
UT UMFIRST DOWNS 19 10Rushing 11 4Passing 7 5Penalty 1 1NET YARDS RUSHING 248 88Rushing Attempts 51 29Average Per Rush 4.9 3.0Rushing Touchdowns 1 1Yards Gained Rushing 264 95Yards Lost Rushing 16 7NET YARDS PASSING 89 135Completions-Attempts-Int 16-25-0...
We Have Much in Life to Be Thankful For
A few days ago, my wife recalled an experience at the grocery store. She was in the checkout line with a grocery cart overflowing with the colors and shapes of many fruits and vegetables. Behind her she felt the gaze of a little girl, a bit unkempt,...
West Must Unite Militarily and Strategically to Defend Our Way of Life
Do we face an interminable assault of Islamist terror, of massive changes in our Western way of life brought on by no sense of safety anyplace? Will the sense instead be that jihadists are persistently after us and could someday indulge in the murderous...
Working Students ; Connection between Jobs and Education Benefits Students, Peers
Driving to and from Cumberland Island, Ga., recently for a camping trip with a group of friends, Benny Hicks worked on his leadership management theory paper. He did enjoy hiking and biking on the vacation, although he passed up an outing to a local...
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