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VOL. 41 | NO. 40 | Friday, October 06, 2017

One man’s quest to preserve Appalachia’s artifacts

Museum of Appalachia the result of decades of collecting

NORRIS – Way before “picking” was cool, John Rice Irwin traversed the isolated back roads and hollows of Appalachia, fueling his passion for collecting and preserving artifacts from a fast-disappearing way of mountain life.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

State politicians in no hurry to fix health insurance

We don’t need no stinkin’ special session on Medicaid expansion. That’s pretty much the Republican response to House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh’s call for Gov. Bill Haslam to bring lawmakers back to Nashville after the Graham-Cassidy bill failed in Congress.

BRIEFS

UT takes aim at $1.1B ‘Join the Journey’ goal

The University of Tennessee has officially launched the university’s $1.1 billion ‘Join the Journey’ campaign.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Stock Market Challenge. Junior Achievement of Knoxville will hold its fundraiser for the organization at Harper Audi Knoxville. The evening begins with food provided by The Chop House and a beer and wine bar, followed by 60 days of simulated trading in 60 minutes as part of a team competition. Email callie@jaeasttennessee.org. Thursday, 6-9 p.m. $500 for team of four. Harper Porsche Jaguar. 9768 Parkside Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.jaeasttennessee.org/events/stockmarket/

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DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Hiring Scott as OC a big mistake for Jones

If/when Butch Jones is fired at Tennessee, a number of reasons will be cited. Among them:

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Vols' midseason assessments show a team falling behind

Tennessee’s football players are on fall break this weekend during the open date.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans without Mariota are terrible

The Tennessee Titans season might have flashed right before their eyes this past Sunday.

Titans at Dolphins: What to watch

Titans offensive line vs. Dolphins defensive line. The Titans offensive line has to control the tempo in this game, no matter which quarterback – Marcus Mariota or Matt Cassel – plays on Sunday. The likes of Dolphins pass rushers Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake could make life miserable for the Titans QB. It puts the impetus on Taylor Lewan, Jack Conklin and company to get the job done.

NEWSMAKERS

Best Lawyers recognizes 11 from HD&C

Best Lawyers in America 2018 has recognized several attorneys from the Knoxville law firm of Hodges, Doughty & Carson.

CRITIC'S CORNER

This ‘Game’ gone bad is pretty darned good

Some people have the worst timing. Take Gerald Burlingame, for example. He waits until he’s taken his wife, Jessie, to their remote mountain cabin and handcuffs her to their bed in preparation for a little kinky sex before he has a heart attack.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Look to LinkedIn for more effective leads

Sixty-three percent of marketers find generating traffic and leads to be their biggest challenge, according to HubSpot’s State of Inbound 2017.

CAREER CORNER

Avoid becoming trapped in your job

One of the worst feelings you can have at work is being trapped with no way out. I meet professionals every day who feel chained to their job, who are very often in unhealthy situations that make them miserable each and every day.