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VOL. 45 | NO. 47 | Friday, November 19, 2021

Another COVID toll: $2 billion for funeral costs

Tennesseans wary of vaccinations, open to FEMA burial assistance

Pulverized homes, splintered trees and decimated buildings over a mile-long debris trail. Scorched earth or waist-high floodwaters. Those images of natural disasters come to mind when the Federal Emergency Management Agency rushes in the help Americans in times of need.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Thanksgiving has good claim for top US holiday

As the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving approaches, I suggest that maybe the annual celebration should be recognized as America’s top holiday. Ahead even of Christmas, the perennial No. 1.

UT SPORTS

UT golfer creates program to lead more youth to game

The children attending the clinic at the Gatlinburg Golf Course were told to watch the Golf Channel when they got home because Spencer Cross was playing in a tournament for the University of Tennessee.

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EVENTS

Fantasy of Trees. East Tennessee Children’s Hospital presents this annual event Nov. 24-28, the hospital’s largest fundraiser, attracting nearly 60,000 people during the week of Thanksgiving. Knoxville Convention Center. Event organizers are working on multiple options for easing crowd congestion while keeping safety as the top priority. Masking will be required for all participants 13 years of age and older. Fantasy of Trees raised more than $420,000 in 2019 and almost $300,000 in 2020, enabling the hospital to purchase life-saving medical equipment for East Tennessee’s youngest patients. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

Simmons is the big one Titans didn’t let get away

Titans general manager Jon Robinson did not hesitate to draft Jeffery Simmons in the 2019 NFL draft, even after he had fallen down the draft boards.

‘Super confident’ Titan defense getting job done

Sometimes the Titans defense looks great – as it did against the Chiefs and the Rams.

Texans at Titans: What to watch

The Titans have been finding ways to win while losing players – some of them marquee names like Derrick Henry and Julio Jones. Tennessee now owns the NFL’s longest active win streak at six games and will have to make sure they don’t put things on cruise control at home Sunday against the lowly Houston Texans.

NEWSMAKERS

Five finalists named for UT College of Law dean

The University of Tennessee College of Law has announced five finalists for the school’s next dean.

BRIEFS

Publication puts UT Law on Top 10 list

PreLaw magazine has ranked the University of Tennessee College of Law as the sixth best value law school in the nation.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Tesla has competition with Volkswagen ID.4

Introduced for 2021, the Volkswagen ID.4 is the German automaker’s first all-electric SUV and part of a new wave of electric vehicles for American consumers. It boasts a spacious interior and styling that’s futuristic but not too futuristic.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to talk money with your parents this holiday

Holiday gatherings may present an opportunity to talk to your parents about important money issues, including estate planning or long-term care. The need to discuss this stuff might feel particularly acute if you don’t see your folks often or these are the first holidays you’ll be together since the pandemic started.

CAREER CORNER

Workers are own CEOs during ‘Great Resignation’

Until recently, we never would have guessed that there would be anything called the Great Resignation. But here we are. It feels like everyone is looking for a new job – in every industry – all at the same time.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Four reasons to shop Small Business Saturday

When you think about holiday shopping, your mind probably goes to big-box retailers before your neighborhood bookstore or antique shop. But in a time marked by widespread supply chain disruptions and inflation, underdog small businesses deserve our attention.

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