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VOL. 43 | NO. 48 | Friday, November 29, 2019

An early calling to help others

New TMA president knew her path from childhood

One snowy Christmas Eve in New York, when Elise Denneny was a little girl, her mother pulled her father aside to share the bad news that their next-door neighbor’s wife had just died from breast cancer and that the widower could use some company.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

No, God hasn’t been banned from public schools

They’re cherished relics now: Pages of lined notebook paper on which an earnest young fellow copied the lyrics of Christmas hymns probably posted on an elementary school blackboard.

UT SPORTS

UT faculty members get a feel for life on the river

Phillip Daves was intrigued when he received the invitation from Abbe Craine. The senior rower is a student in Daves’ finance class at the University of Tennessee, and she wanted him to join the Lady Vols for a practice session on the Tennessee River.

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EVENTS

TN Kids Belong fundraiser. Former Tennessee First Lady Chrissy Haslam and the agency will host a breakfast to benefit the organization, which works with government, business and faith communities to recruit and build sustainable support for foster and adoptive families in the community. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. The Square Room, 4 Market Square, Knoxville. Information

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NEWSMAKERS

UT adds provost to help ensure student success

Amber Williams, assistant vice chancellor for academic services and enrollment management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will become the University of Tennessee’s first vice provost for student success Jan. 1.

BRIEFS

East Tennessee counties benefit from GIVE

The Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education program has handed out several awards in East Tennessee.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Henry’s runs give Titans emotional boost

It appears the Tennessee Titans might go as far as Derrick Henry’s big-play ability can carry them in 2019.

Titans have chance at Indy if they can hang for 4 quarters

Things don’t get easier for the Tennessee Titans, who are technically in a four-way tie for the AFC’s final wild-card spot, but currently are fourth in the tiebreaking pecking order behind the Steelers, Raiders and Colts.

History against Titans vs. Colts, especially in Lucas Oil Stadium

Colts 24, Titans 20: It’s tempting to predict the Titans will pull the upset in Indianapolis and thrust themselves into the AFC South title chase. History, however, tells us the Colts have a three-game win streak against the Titans and have won 19 of the last 22 games in the series. The Titans have one win at Indianapolis since 2008. Until that changes, it’s tough to pick a Titans win.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How to take advantage of deals beyond Black Friday

One of the most stressful aspects of Black Friday is fending off crowds or waiting in long lines to get a killer deal. It’s been that way for car buying, too.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Author traces corporate LGBTQ acceptance

Delivery for your company’s product isn’t what it used to be. No, you can unequivocally say it’s better. With the internet, great shipping partners, better routing and better internal handling, you get product out faster and more efficiently.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Is it time to switch to a better college savings plan?

College savings plans are a great way to save for education. But not all college savings plans are great.

CAREER CORNER

Is it too much to be honest with job applicants?

For years, one of the hardest challenges I’ve seen with the job search is broken promises. These broken promises can happen anywhere along the job-search journey and can be pretty upsetting to job seekers.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

You lost your job. Now what?

It doesn’t matter if you were fired or laid off, whether you saw it coming or were completely blindsided: Losing your job is disorienting. You’ll feel like you’re in a fog. And yet, in that fog you still need to answer some important questions:

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