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VOL. 38 | NO. 51 | Friday, December 19, 2014

Knoxville area a magnet for retirees

National rankings confirm what makes East Tennessee special

Retired air traffic controller Sterling King moved to Knoxville when his brother needed him. Five years later, he has fallen in love with the area and everything it has to offer.

Short stay? Travel site also lauds Knoxville area

People with an eye for inexpensive yet great vacation or short getaway destinations are likely to land in Knoxville.

UT SPORTS

Freshman Barnett faces nation’s best in Iowa’s Scherff

Derek Barnett is spending most of the Christmas holidays away from his Nashville home, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Local Weather
Today
Knoxville, TN
39°F
Cloudy
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 76%

EVENTS

Tour de Lights. This fun, casual bike ride has been named one of Knoxville’s favorite holiday traditions. The ride, which begins Friday at 7 p.m., starts from Market Square and tours downtown is less than 5 miles. Prizes are awarded after the ride in several categories, including best-decorated bike, best decorated person, and best group theme. Judging begins at 6 p.m. Helmets and headlights are required. All ages and skill levels welcome. Information: www.knoxtrans.org.

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BRIEFS

Knoxville heralded as a ‘Climate Action Champion’

The City of Knoxville has been named a “Climate Action Champion,’’ by the Obama Administration.

NEWSMAKERS

Computing pioneer Dean honored by inventors

Mark Dean, a professor in the University of Tennessee’s College of Engineering and an icon in the world of personal computing, has added another title to his already prestigious career: National Academy of Inventors fellow for 2014.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Jake Locker: Nice guy who deserved better

Jake Locker’s time with the Tennessee Titans has quietly come to an end. Sure, he’s officially a Titan until March, but Sunday’s shoulder injury vs. the Jets – and his upcoming surgery – ends a star-crossed four-year run.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

New Legacy retains low price, best fuel economy

Redesigned for 2015, the Subaru Legacy is a sensible and more refined family sedan that has the best fuel economy for the lowest starting retail price among America’s all-wheel drive sedans.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

31 viewpoints on how we spend our money

That thing in the store … it was perfect. It was just the right size and color, a good fit, a decent price.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Ad retargeting works, might spoil holiday surprise

When you shop Amazon for a product and then see that same product in a Facebook ad days later, it is certainly not a coincidence.

THE WORLDLY INVESTOR

Fear drives US stocks higher

In 2014, more than 600 hedge funds have disbanded. Even accounting for the carnage of 2009, this amounts to a record pace of “smart money” failures.

CAREER CORNER

Hit holiday parties for latest job opportunities

December is my favorite time of year for networking. Sounds a little crazy, right?

I SWEAR

Davidson alums flock to watch favorite star shine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Friday night after Thanksgiving. Stephen Curry’s at the charity stripe. Swish! Golden State 18, Charlotte 10.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Cooking with special-needs children requires planning

I received an email not long ago talking about teaching cooking skills to children with special needs. It was written by Beverly Palomba, a teacher for pre-K through high school for more than 20 years.