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VOL. 39 | NO. 36 | Friday, September 04, 2015

Rocky Top in Nashville: Good for Music City, bad for Vols

10 reasons why this season opener should have been played at Neyland

I can’t help but get fired up for a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech in front of 150,000 people at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Big Nissan homecoming for Middle Tennessee Vols

Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett won’t be in a strange place Saturday when he walks into Nissan Stadium in Nashville for the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green.


Is state’s role to provide a service or turn a profit?

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam appears to be on the brink of privatizing state government. But he won’t be able to do it without a battle, especially from university unions and Democratic lawmakers.

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28th annual Boomsday. The final year for the celebration, which features three days of events, all free, along Neyland Drive and Volunteer Landing. Friday: the 2015 Knoxville Powerboat Classic, Volunteer Landing, Tennessee River. Testing, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Racing, 1-5 p.m. Tennessee vs. Navy at Regal Soccer Stadium, 7 p.m.; Saturday: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Knoxville Memorial Stair Climb,Sunsphere at World’s Fair Park, 9 a.m.; 2015 Knoxville Powerboat Classic, Volunteer Landing, Tennessee River. Testing, 11 a.m.-noon. Racing, 1-5 p.m., Tennessee Soccer vs Murray State, UT’s Regal Soccer Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Sunday: Boomsday, activities and entertainment, 3-10 p.m. Fireworks at approximately 9:30 pm. The day will be filled with fun, live music, a Family Fun Zone, unique attractions and vendors, and the nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show. Information: boomsday.org

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Blount’s Daniels named Executive of the Year

Bryan Daniels, president and CEO of Blount Partnership, has been named Chamber Executive of the Year by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives.


Riverwalk at the Bridges gets revised design

The revised design for the Riverwalk at the Bridges development on the South Waterfront in Knoxville increases the amount of public space, makes it easier to access the space and adds more riverwalk features.


Whisenhunt knows pain of turning in his playbook

“Coach wants see you – and bring your playbook.” Those eight words will shatter many an NFL dream over the next few days, not only with the Tennessee Titans but around the league as rosters are trimmed from 90 players to 75 and, finally, to 53.


Some help with making a better first impression

How will you be seen? That’s a big concern for you on many days: will your mode of dress impress or are you feeling frumpy? Can a strong handshake overcome onions for lunch?


Audi A3 Cabrio gives drivers low-priced luxury

Those looking for a luxury-branded convertible with a low price tag should turn toward Audi’s A3 Cabriolet.


Next generation of salespeople heading for extinction?

Former IBM president Thomas Watson was known for saying, “Nothing happens until a sale is made.” We saw that truth painfully realized during the 2007-09 recession. Approximately 1.6 million sales jobs were cut across multiple industries as demand plummeted, according to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Loss of confidence or loss of overconfidence?

As you already know, markets have gyrated wildly over the last two weeks. While suspicions of crisis have developed, the market has behaved as if crisis were already upon us.


Cruciverbalist community loses a star in Reagle

Reflecting at the end of an era: Park City, Utah. January 20, 2006. Susan and I clamber onto the bus that stops at the edge of the snow-filled parking lot.


Quinoa – nothing to laugh at but the name

Hubby and I, along with two other couples, went to Jason’s Deli to eat lunch after church not long ago. Jason’s Deli is always good and always crowded, but the food helps us to completely forget the latter and just pile in with everyone else.