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VOL. 38 | NO. 42 | Friday, October 17, 2014

How bad is crime in Knoxville area?

Not as bad as 2 recent reports would have you believe, police say

From murders to burglaries, most of Knoxville’s crime can be attributed to illegal drugs, police say.


UT who? Vols-Ole Miss game a mirror image of ’69

KNOXVILLE – Bud Ford usually had no problem wearing the orange blazer in his early days as assistant sports information director at the University of Tennessee.


Locker’s opportunities to succeed slipping away

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says Jake Locker is still his starting quarterback.

Local Weather
Knoxville, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 12 mph
Humidity: 51%


Tennessee Fall Homecoming: Museum of Appalachia Appalachian Arts Craft Center Fall Porch Sale. The Sale, which runs through Oct. 23, features outdated stock, seconds, student crafts and unjuried work by members of the Craft Center. It’s an excellent time to get great deals. There will also be baked goods for sale. 865 494-9854, www.appalachianarts.net.

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Webb School selects McBrien as president

Michael McBrien has been named Webb School of Knoxville’s eighth president.


Tennesseeans urged to fight ‘voter suppression’

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper and community leaders are urging people to vote this election cycle following a recent report that shows states that toughened their voter identification laws saw steeper drops in election turnout than those that did not.


Honda Fit: More amenities, better fuel economy

Fans of Honda’s innovative and spacious Fit hatchback will love what the car becomes for 2015 - quieter inside, more powerful and yet more fuel efficient, more refined in its ride, roomier and better equipped.


The psychology behind persuasive headlines

If you’re writing lackluster headlines, you are wasting your time developing marketing content that will never be read.


A career in pro sports not all fun and games

With football season underway and basketball season beginning, questions have started to arise about working in professional sports. Let’s be honest. Who wouldn’t want to get up and go to work for their favorite sports franchise? Every day would be fun and exciting – and we might even meet a few of the players!


‘Less heat, more light’ a simple, elegant phrase

In a 1912 poem, Ezra Pound wrote, “Winter is icumen in.” Pound’s “Ancient Music” parodies a 13th century Anglo-Saxon poem that begins “Sumer is icumen in” (sic). Hardly a novel idea: “Here comes winter.” Happens every year, no? We want to prepare.


Deep-fried Jello and other healthy fair fare

The Arkansas State Fair is here and, as usual, brings the best of Arkansas right to our front door, including a commercial wine competition, livestock shows, petting zoos, a gator show (watch as the Swampmaster catches an 8-foot, 200-pound alligator with his bare hands!), a Gold Metal Flour cookie contest, a fairy queen pageant, a junior fairy queen pageant, an Arkansas Farm Bureau rice-cooking contest, a Petit Jean Meats cooking contest, a military appreciation day, a pie competition, and a BBQ competition – to name just a few.