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VOL. 45 | NO. 52 | Friday, December 24, 2021

Solution that’s just right from Mama Bear

Engineer found new way to make masks as pandemic raged

Merlin Theodore was quite young when her dad, a pipefitter who never attended high school, lined up his 11 children and announced to them, one by one, “You’re going to be an engineer.”

Brewers rolling out the barrels for holidays

It’s late November, and Matt Simpson is brewing a Belgian-style beer at Nashville’s Tennessee Brew Works in preparation for the 2022 holiday sales season.

Craft beer popularity still growing

The beer industry has undergone a renaissance in recent years with the number of craft breweries in the U.S. nearly doubling between 2015 and 2020, reaching 8,764 as of last year.

UT SPORTS

Vols’ biggest commitment comes from QB Hooker

Before the signatures began rolling into the Tennessee football offices last week, the Vols received a huge commitment. But it wasn’t from an incoming recruit. It was from a player already on the roster.

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EVENTS

UT Women’s Basketball. Lady Vols vs. Alabama. Thompson-Boling Arena. Knoxville. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans fumbling away once-promising season

After the Tennessee Titans’ Sunday loss in Pittsburgh, Coach Mike Vrabel was asked if the game got away from his club.

Titans’ front office works wonders in filling holes opened by record injuries

In a season in which the Titans have now played an NFL-record 87 players, Zach Cunningham is quite the find this late in the year, and was able to plug right in and make a strong Tennessee defense even stronger against Pittsburgh.

Dolphins at Titans: What to watch

The Titans head into the home stretch of their regular season and now host the Miami Dolphins, who suddenly have put things together and found playoff life that did not necessarily exist early in the season.

NEWSMAKERS

Chi wins ORNL’s top award for individual achievement

Miaofang Chi, a scientist in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, has received the 2021 Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.

BRIEFS

Knoxville opioid facility purchased

Cedar Recovery, a provider of outpatient addiction treatment based in Middle Tennessee, has acquired Occupational Health Services East Knoxville, an opioid treatment facility previously owned and operated by Dr. James Harrison.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Electric pickup hauls away 2021 top vehicle honors

Every year Edmunds’ experts put their heads together to determine the very best new vehicles on sale. Spread across nine categories, the Edmunds Top Rated Awards are given to the cars, trucks and SUVs that rank at the top of their class according to Edmunds’ vehicle testing program.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Add some ‘white space’ daydreaming to your day

Well, this isn’t working. You set goals for yourself before the pandemic hit, and none of them have been met. By now, you thought you’d be well on your way to a better career, maybe have a few Bucket List things crossed-off, but noooooo.

PERSONAL FINANCE

401(k)-to-IRA rollover offers options, could be a mistake

If you leave a job or retire, you’re often encouraged to roll over your 401(k) or other workplace retirement account into an individual retirement account. That might not be the right move.

CAREER CORNER

COVID-19 seems to have killed workplace holiday fun

Do you remember when holidays meant getting together with co-workers at a fancy restaurant? Or, they were a time for a fun little holiday work lunch where your boss would let the entire team go home early.

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