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VOL. 46 | NO. 46 | Friday, November 18, 2022

Solving ‘wicked’ health problems

UT wildlife expert Deb Miller connects the dots between animals, humans

Curbing her eagerness to open the box that has just arrived at her office at the Center for Wildlife Health at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, director Dr. Deb Miller is, as usual, juggling multiple projects, from prepping for her next round of animal biopsies to coaching a graduate student who’s defending a thesis on semen collection and storage in ocelots.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Gerrymandering hits its target, turning blue red

A couple of weeks ago in this space, I was comparing the approaching election to a medical procedure that involves ingesting large quantities of laxative followed by having a camera inserted into a bodily orifice not designed for ingress. Turns out it wasn’t that bad.

NEWSMAKERS

AtWork’s Leverant named to staffing board

Jason Leverant, president and chief operating officer of national staffing franchise AtWork, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Staffing Association.

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EVENTS

Child Safety Seat Checkpoints. The Knoxville Police Department hosts Child Safety Seat Checkpoints on the second Saturday and fourth Tuesday of every month. They are free for parents, grandparents or other guardians. Child car seats are inspected by a certified car seat technician to ensure proper use or installation. Additionally, car seat technicians provide safety tips and recommendations for those utilizing child safety seats. The checkpoints are led by KPD personnel who have completed the 32-hour Child Passenger Safety Technician Standardized Training. Checks will be conducted by appointment only on Tuesdays. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 917 E. Fifth, Knoxville. Information/appointments: 865-215-1300, carseatcheckpoint@knoxvilletn.gov

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UT SPORTS

Vols roll out the orange carpet, make ‘Dream’ come true

Tate Williams waited more than a year to make his dream of attending a University of Tennessee football game into a reality. The 10-year-old refused to let anything stop him. Not even emergency brain surgery.

Vols' Hyatt heads home, eager to show out vs South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer had a message for those wondering why Tennessee receiver Jalin Hyatt left town to star for the fifth-ranked Volunteers.

TENNESSEE TITANS

How good are the Titans?

At 6-3 halfway through the season, do we really have a clue?

As the Tennessee Titans are just past the midway point of the season, it’s a good time to reflect on where the franchise currently stands.

BRIEFS

Cleanup events encouraged statewide

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is encouraging residents to participate in cleanup events throughout the state this month.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Long way home: EVs with longest driving range

Driving range is one of the most important factors for most shoppers in the market for an electric vehicle. The term “range anxiety” has been synonymous with EVs for most of their existence, but that shouldn’t be the case anymore.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Will adding an accessory dwelling unit pay off?

Accessory dwelling units are known by many names: in-law suites, guest houses, backyard cottages or basement or garage conversions, among others. What all ADUs have in common is that they’re a separate living space typically added to a single-family residential lot, and they’re having a moment.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

What makes a Black Friday deal worth it?

Black Friday sales are everywhere. Judging by retailers' advertisements stuffed with language like "must-have deals" and "can't-miss epic finds," you'd be led to believe that every deal is too good to pass up.

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