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VOL. 41 | NO. 25 | Friday, June 23, 2017

Baseball, Smoky Mountains double play

Players, families find competition, vacation fun at Ripken complex

PIGEON FORGE – Combine the baseball at The Ripken Experience with the bucolic backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains and the vacation wonderland of Pigeon Forge, and what do you have?

Ripkens aim to give young players a big-league experience

PIGEON FORGE – Melissa Rubel spies former major league baseball player Bill Ripken through the large plate-glass window and sheepishly cracks the door to the ground floor of the massive two-level clubhouse at The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge.

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

‘Desire to be the best’ prompts jump to pros

Three years after starting his Tennessee career, Christian Coleman has reached the pinnacle of collegiate sprinting and is ready for his next challenge.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Knoxville and Knox County Candidate Expo. The civic and political event allows members of the community to meet candidates who are running for office in 2017 and 2018. The Knox County Election Commission will conduct a voter registration drive from 4:30-6 p.m. and help attendees find their voting district information. The event is free and open to the public. Thursday, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway, Knoxville. Information: www.moxleycarmichael.com

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DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Stanley Cup run can't match UT's 1998 championship

Time and again during the recent Stanley Cup Final, people asked the rhetorical question: Is this the greatest moment in Nashville sports history?

NEWSMAKERS

Eastes retiring; Fitzgerald promoted at Risk office

Gary Eastes has announced his retirement as head of Knoxville’s risk management office.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Acura TLX a bargain for entry-level luxury sedan

Acura’s top-selling car, the compact TLX, has been restyled for 2018 and is now even more of a bargain as an entry-level luxury sedan.

BRIEFS

New headquarters, plant opens in Oak Ridge

Stealth Mark has opened a new corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant in Oak Ridge, moving to East Tennessee from Centerville, Minnesota.

FAMILY TRAVEL

Child traveler now knows he’s being taken for ride

I remember it like it was yesterday, even though it actually was five years ago.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

You need to sweat the small stuff. Here’s why

It’s always the little things. A chocolate on the pillow or slippers beneath a turned-down bed. Stickers for a customer’s kids. A lagniappe in the box to make a baker’s dozen: all things to ensure a speedy return of buyer or client.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Marketing pros should walk mile in CEO’s shoes

Many marketing professionals have found themselves at odds with their CEO, be it over competing priorities or different versions of success. The same often holds true for marketing agencies and their clients’ leadership teams.

CAREER CORNER

3 tips for getting a win at your next job interview

Interviewing is hard work. If you’re looking for something new, you know that finding a job is a job.