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VOL. 42 | NO. 41 | Friday, October 12, 2018

Faith, fashion and feeling good

Church can be a dressing room for Roland’s niche business

For most of her corporate career, Christian image consultant Donna Roland never even considered the second-act profession that now fits her like the perfect garment. But, she says, “I always kind of had a flair for fashion.”


Kavanaugh vote a no-win scenario for Bredesen

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Marsha Blackburn must have been sitting back laughing as she pounded former Gov. Phil Bredesen for postponing his stance on the Kavanaugh nomination.


Construction begins on engineering complex

The University of Tennessee has broken ground on its new engineering facility. Among those attending the ceremony was John D. Tickle, for whom the school is named.

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Denim, Drinks & Dinner. The event will be held in support of the L5 Foundation, which provides temporary support and a safety net for cancer patients and raises and distributes funds to organizations focused on basic patient care. The event features appetizers, a barbecue dinner by Bridgewater Place’s Chef Kent Graham and drinks from Old Forge Distillery. Each ticket holder also will get a one-on-one custom fitting for a pair of Marc Nelson Denim jeans. Thursday, 5-9:30 p.m. $225. Marc Nelson Denim, 700 E. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information

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Vols won’t be surprising anyone this season

The Tennessee men’s basketball team can’t play the disrespect card this season. The Vols can’t use perceived slights as added motivation.


Haslam hires graduate admissions director

Tom Bates has joined the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business as director of admissions for graduate business programs.


Ravens-Titans game stirs memories of a rivalry gone cold

Anytime the Baltimore Ravens appear on the Tennessee Titans’ schedule, the rivalry that once was comes back to mind.

Ravens at Titans: What to watch

2. A tight end sighting. The Titans’ tight ends have been missing in action since Delanie Walker’s injury. In fact, tight ends have not even caught a pass the last two games. While Luke Stocker and Jonnu Smith aren’t expected to fill Walker’s production level, they should be able to contribute something. Anything.


Moving up? Small luxury SUVs are good first step

A decade ago, small sedans were the entry point into luxury-car ownership. But because of the increasing popularity of SUVs, automakers are scrambling to create new, stylish SUVs to attract those shoppers.


Interviewing with tech companies is a whole new game

I love tech companies. With a computer engineering undergrad, I’ve spent my entire career working in the world of technology in one way or another.