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VOL. 40 | NO. 22 | Friday, May 27, 2016

Making aging city landmarks new again

Dover offers new life to decaying buildings, neighborhoods

Knoxville businessman Rick Dover has built luxury homes, crewed a sailboat and worked for the largest commercial real estate broker in the world.

Oakwood project also aids neighborhood

A few years ago, the old Oakwood Elementary School was headed for demolition, assuming the dilapidated building didn’t collapse on its own first.

Some of Dover Development’s top renovations

For some developers, building the biggest new development with the latest design features and high-tech bells and whistles is why they’re in business.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Legislators seem intent on sweating the small stuff

My late father kept a paper weight on his desk at home that read: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Well, we’re sweating the small stuff – from the federal government down to the states – with this harangue over transgender bathrooms.

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EVENTS

Ride for the Wild Side. In of Knoxville Zoo’s newest events, registered bicyclists take a 10-, 30- or 50-mile ride through historic East Knoxville, beginning and ending at the zoo. Upon their return, participants are treated to a delicious lunch (and a couple refreshing craft beers for the adults) in a private location on zoo grounds. They are welcome to spend the rest of their day checking out the animals. With the addition of a 10-mile route, this professionally-designed ride is now perfect for everyone in the family, from youngsters to oldsters, and all skill levels, from weekend warriors to weekday bicycle commuters. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive. Information: www.zooknoxville.org

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Pain of losing gives way to excitement about future

Caylan Arnold had an idea what the seniors on Tennessee’s softball team were feeling Sunday when their season ended in an NCAA Regional at UT’s Lee Stadium.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Mularkey bets on running game in passing league

With only five victories in the last two seasons, the Titans have fallen out of step with most of the rest of the NFL.

NEWSMAKERS

$1 million donation honors UT’s Graves

Tom Graves, a senior lecturer in business management and the operations director of UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, has been recognized with a $1 million gift donated to the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee.

BRIEFS

Blackberry Farm Brewery wins gold

The Blackberry Farm Brewery won gold at the World Beer Cup 2016 for its Classic Saison in the French and Belgian-Style Saison category.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Luxury name of game with Platinum Explorer

Ford’s long-running Explorer SUV goes upscale in a big way with the new-for-2016 Platinum model that rivals traditional luxury SUVs with its numerous high-tech features, quilted-stitched leather seats and exclusive sound system.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

A lesson from Oprah: Don’t screw up Oprah’s party

The service industry just isn’t what it used to be. Mediocre is the norm, and attention to detail seems all but lost in this fast-paced world.

CAREER CORNER

Do you fit culture of your potential employer? If not ...

The No. 1 reason employees change jobs varies depending on the source you’re reading.

I SWEAR

Are today’s aches a good trade for football glory?

It is reported that yet another memorable and popular former NFLer, this one a quarterback, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, or simply the concussion disease.