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VOL. 45 | NO. 43 | Friday, October 22, 2021

Will vaccine hesitancy extend to little arms?

Medical experts weigh in as trials seek to soothe concerned parents

Nashville dad Pierce Sandwith jumped at the chance to have his 2-year-old daughter vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of a clinical trial at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for elementary school youngsters in a matter of weeks.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Militant Moonies might not be the ideal new neighbor

The welcome mat has long been out in Nashville and Tennessee, with predictable results: Businesses and new residents have been pouring in like bees to honey.

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EVENTS

Celebrating the Art of Survivorship Fall Luncheon. The event features a guest speaker, luncheon and silent auction. The annual event raises funds and awareness for Cancer Support Community East Tennessee. Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $100 per ticket. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Vols face 2 familiar foes in visit to No. 4 Crimson Tide

Tennessee senior offensive lineman Jerome Carvin doesn’t need to watch extra tape this week to get a scouting report on Alabama’s leading tackler.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Johnson might finally get his chance to shine

With A.J. Brown and Julio Jones as the focal points of the Titans passing game – they combined for 10 catches, 150 yards in Monday night’s 43-31 win against the Bills – it’s easy for other receivers to get lost in the shuffle.

Center Jones continues to set bar for toughness on offensive line

The Titans offensive line has had its share of problems this year, and it didn’t get any better when Taylor Lewan was carted off the field Monday night with an apparent concussion.

Chiefs at Titans: What to watch

The Titans are in the midst of a tough stretch of games, first with the Buffalo win and then the Kansas City Chiefs on a short week. The Chiefs, despite a 3-3 record, are a tough out and a top contender.

NEWSMAKERS

Becker’s Review taps Saad as 'CIO To Know'

Michael Saad, senior vice president and CEO at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, has been named to “Top 102 CIOs in Hospital and Health Systems CIOs To Know.’’

BRIEFS

Ardurra Group acquires FMA

Knoxville-based Fulghum, MacIndoe & Associates, Inc., a water/civil engineering and construction management firm, has been acquired by and merged with Ardurra Group, Inc.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The five to drive in 2022 that are worth the wait

There are a number of new models on the horizon that promise big improvements. Buyers might find that holding out until they arrive nets them a forward-looking vehicle that leaves today’s models in the dust. Here are five of them coming out in the next three to six months that Edmunds’ experts believe will be worth the wait.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How the toy shortage could affect your holidays

Many popular toys could sell out long before the holidays, thanks to ongoing pandemic-related disruptions. This could be a disaster – or a great opportunity to reshape how we celebrate.

CAREER CORNER

Graduates face new work environment

It’s hard to overstate how happy I’ve been that our workforce is more remote now than ever before. Working from home opens options for many people. People are no longer confined to the job market in their town. They can live anywhere. And, they don’t have to commute or go into an open office.

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