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VOL. 43 | NO. 46 | Friday, November 15, 2019

East Tennessee artisans have you covered

Holiday gift ideas for those who want to shop ‘small,’ local

Historically an artistic region, the area surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains National Park finds itself rooted in handmade crafts, with shops full of artisan goods along Gatlinburg’s main strip and its backroads.

Great titles available for the readers on your gift list

Elton John, the musical superstar and cultural icon, and Patti Smith, “rock ‘n’ roll’s poet laureate,” have books out this holiday season – perfect gifts for fans who want insider knowledge of the famous and outrageous.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

A better way of remembering the dearly departed

It’s a notion you hear from time to time: With all the attractions available in this country, why go anywhere else?

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EVENTS

Chilhowee Christmas. A free event at the Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center. Tree lighting on the bandstand with live music and many free activities. This year we are one of the “Whistle Stops” for the Capitol Christmas tree. Come see the 60ft Christmas tree that will be traveling from New Mexico to the Capitol Building. During the event we will also have train rides for all ages, pictures with Santa Claus, hot cocoa, face painting, balloon animals and The Muse Knoxville will have a special activity. Friday, 6-9 p.m. 3301 Magnolia Ave. Information

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UT SPORTS

Neyland getting $180M in Phase 1 renovations

New entry plazas, restroom upgrades, donor lounge among improvements

The University of Tennessee has been given the green light to continue renovating Neyland Stadium.

NEWSMAKERS

Arts and Sciences alumni earn top awards

The University of Tennessee’s College of Arts and Sciences has honored the school’s alumni for extraordinary professional achievements, volunteer service and philanthropy.

BRIEFS

KBA unveils redesigned lawyer referral website

The Knoxville Bar Association has launched a newly redesigned website for the Lawyer Referral and Information Service.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans learn to live with home-field disadvantage

The “elephant” in Nissan Stadium was much more prevalent than usual during Sunday’s improbable win by the Titans over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kicking game, offensive line, health top list of bye week issues

Since the Titans are on their bye week, we will revamp the four downs feature to reflect four areas of analysis about the team, rather than finding specific things related to an opponent.

Week 11 predictions: Steelers’ demise are greatly exaggerated

The NFL goes on, even if the Titans are idle. This week’s schedule has some intriguing matchups worth watching and games that will affect the Titans’ position in the standings and rankings.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Can you put cellphone away for 1 day a week?

Between 2 inches and 3 feet. That’s the average distance between you and your cellphone when it’s not in your hand because you must have it close.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

All adaptive cruise systems are not created equal

Adaptive cruise control, once only seen on luxury vehicles, has now become increasingly available on entry-level models. For example, nearly every new Honda and Toyota vehicle comes with this feature as standard equipment.

PERSONAL FINANCE

What to do if/when your parents need financial help

Most parents in the U.S. provide some sort of financial support to their adult children, multiple surveys have found. But often, financial aid goes the other way.

CAREER CORNER

Some employers shy away from out-of-towners

I’ve never seen a time in which we were more divided as a nation. Oddly, the job search also has become divided.

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