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VOL. 47 | NO. 3 | Friday, January 20, 2023

Lee pursues justice with empathy

Deputy Knox DA finds balance that lets him ‘sleep good at night’

The only boy in a family of three sisters, Samuel Lee took pride in tagging along with his father, a chemical engineer scientist with Dow Chemical in Buffalo, New York, to public meetings in the aftermath of the Love Canal toxic landfill disaster of the 1970s.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Governance by spite: Legislators send silly message

Sometimes, the thinking behind a piece of legislation eludes me. House Bill 47, for instance, filed for consideration by the recently convened 113th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee. The bill seeks to designate an additional state motto: “Send Me.”

NEWSMAKERS

Krishnamurthy to lead UT Research Foundation

Maha Krishnamurthy has been named president of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, pending approval by the UTRF board.

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EVENTS

Read City USA 2023 Launch: All Together Now. This event will feature Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs and the Read City Band onstage at the Bijou Theatre, along with a demonstration by New York Times bestselling illustrator Daniel Wiseman, dancers from GO! Contemporary Dance Works, and a musical story time to celebrate reading and introduce the new reading challenge for 2023. The event is open to the public; registration is required. Tuesday, 4 p.m. Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Lofton shares ‘special’ day with fans, other Vol legends

Chris Lofton was already considered a Tennessee men’s basketball legend. He cemented his status Jan. 14 in front of an adoring crowd and cadre of fellow UT hoop stars.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans one of five teams playing in London in 2023

The Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will each play international games during the NFL's 2023 regular season.

Most signs point to Tannehill return for 2023

Beyond hiring a new general manager and a new offensive coordinator, one of the biggest questions the Tennessee Titans will have to answer this offseason is who will play quarterback.

Titans QB options: Status quo, Willis or pick from free agents

If the Tennessee Titans decide that 2023 is time for a new start, and decide to move on from Ryan Tannehill, they likely won’t have the chance to replace him with a first-round pick in the draft.

Look for Chiefs, Bills, Eagles, 49ers to advance

Moving into the Divisional Round, the matchups become much more intriguing, and as good as the games were on Wild-Card Weekend, there could be even better games on tap – at least on paper – this weekend.

BRIEFS

State GOP split over abortion exceptions

For months, Tennessee’s Republican leaders have maintained that the state’s abortion ban – known as one of the strictest in the U.S. – allows doctors to perform the procedure, should they need to in order to save the patient’s life, even though the statute doesn’t explicitly say so.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Edmunds cites top car-tech trends from CES

CES – formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show – in Las Vegas tends to showcase vehicles and technology that are further out than one might find at a traditional auto show. Edmunds attended this year and reports on the most notable vehicles and what new technology car shoppers might see in the coming years.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

How will this new love affect my finances?

The two of you have been seeing one another for ages. It’s time to take the next step, but hard conversations must be had first.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to tackle your holiday debt in January

After years of being in debt, Rachel Kramer Bussel came to a realization: “If I don’t become proactive about it, I will be in debt for the rest of my life.”

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Children aren’t cheap: 4 expenses for parents to rethink

When inflation rises, child care expenses rise. If you’re a parent, you may be hoping to get a little financial relief during the upcoming tax season through deductions or credits. But since there have been recent reductions to both of the child tax credits, you may not get as much back as you anticipated.

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