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VOL. 43 | NO. 16 | Friday, April 19, 2019

Adoption attorney draws on lifetime of experience

‘Tops in her field’ Coppock witnessed at early age the high cost of custody battles

Few adoption attorneys can fully empathize with would-be parents as much as Dawn Coppock. She was 8 when her 4-year-old cousin came to live “temporarily” with the family in Jefferson County.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Do we really have to welcome all to our state parks?

The South prides itself on being welcoming, my native Mississippi going so far as to officially bill itself as “the Hospitality State.” In general, it serves us well.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Details shift in state’s Medicaid block grant plan

The latest legislative iteration in the move to receive billions in federal TennCare funds as a block grant would curb new federal mandates, add flexibility for the state to control pharmacy costs, set a floor for federal funding and remove previous requirements for state legislators to approve any TennCare deal that Gov. Bill Lee negotiates.

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EVENTS

Sustainable Pairings Dinner. An Earth Day event to benefit the Legacy Parks Foundation will be held at Sunspot restaurant. Dinner begins at Monday at 6:30 p.m. and features a five-course dinner with beer pairings. Tickets are $65 per person. Sunspot, 2200 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Scenes from 2019 Orange & White Game

Jarrett Guarantano threw for four touchdowns and earned MVP honors at the Orange & White Game at Neyland Stadium, giving the 50,000-plus fans in attendance some much-needed optimism as spring practice came to a close.

Pep talk earns Holcomb an ESPN Top 10

Jenna Holcomb had hardly any time to think. From her position in left field, Holcomb saw the ball rocket off the bat of Auburn’s Casey McCrackin.

NEWSMAKERS

UT recognizes 7 seniors with Torchbearer honor

Seven University of Tennessee seniors have been named Torchbearers in recognition of their academic achievement, leadership and outstanding service. It is the top honor for a student at the University of Tennessee.

BRIEFS

Bass tournament brings $32.2M to Knoxville

The 2019 GEICO Bassmaster Classic had an economic impact of $32.2 million for the Knoxville area, the Visit Knoxville Sports Commission reports.

PREDATORS

Preds lean on ‘consistent’ Johansen for deep run

In a Predators season plagued by inconsistency, Ryan Johansen remained steady. Never injured, always reliable. Productive the whole way.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Draft hosting overshadows draft talk for Titans fans

As Nashville prepares to host its first NFL Draft, talk of who the Tennessee Titans will take with the 19th pick in that draft has taken a backseat to lost cherry trees, fear of downtown gridlock, how to get up front for the Tim McGraw, CeCe Winans and Dierks Bentley concerts and what celebrities will be spotted around town.

Titans could use Iowa tight end

The Tennesseee Titans could go any number of ways in the first round of the draft this year and are certainly not in control of their own fate at No. 19.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How new Jeep Gladiator compares with Colorado, Tacoma

The midsize truck segment has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Now there’s a new player in the segment to further stoke a truck lover’s desire: the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

PERSONAL FINANCE

New to travel rewards? Here are 5 myths to overcome

Twenty-four years ago, I knew so little about travel rewards that I took an around-the-world trip without signing up for a single frequent traveler program. Those lost points and miles still haunt me.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Don’t be shy about asking your parents for financial advice

Parents are often more than happy to offer financial advice to their children. They like to feel needed and want to make sure you’re on solid financial ground. But it’s important to turn the tables and ask about their financial plans, too.

CAREER CORNER

Looking for a job can be the worst; cut searchers some slack

If you’re in the middle of a job search, you know: it’s not the searching that’s hard.

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