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VOL. 44 | NO. 51 | Friday, December 18, 2020

Bracing for a blue Christmas

Lives lost to pandemic weighing heavily as holidays approach

Some of the hardest moments of Dawn Stultz Kingsley’s life were a stretch of nine days in October as her father, Vader Stultz, lay inside Sumner Regional Medical Center on a ventilator, dying from COVID-19.

NEWSMAKERS

KCDC selects Moazen for new director’s role

Marisa A. Moazen has been hired as director of policy and strategic partnerships for Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation.

BRIEFS

UTpulls in $2.5M during Big Orange Give

The University of Tennessee raised $2.5 million in 24 hours during the Big Orange Give for 2020. Donations came in from all 50 states and included international donations and 4,500 gifts.

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EVENTS

Zoo Lights. Presented by Chick-fil-A Knoxville, Zoo Lights is an all-new light extravaganza featuring colorful animal lanterns, tree lights and festive food and drinks. Zoo Lights continues through Jan. 3, 5-9 p.m., each evening. Tickets are $15 per person for ages 3 and older. Children 2 and younger are admitted free. Parking is free. Zoo Knoxville members receive a $2 discount on admission tickets. The Zoo strongly encourages online ticket purchases to ensure entry as the number of tickets available will be limited each evening. Last admission at 8 p.m. each evening. Zoo Lights will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans bringing balance to QB-dominated NFL

Approching numbers not seen since 2006

There was a time when offensive balance was a trendy thing in the NFL. It was the way you built a team to operate with equal parts run and pass, and using them to complement each other.

No time for letdown vs. outmanned Detroit

First down: Don’t let up now. The Titans showed what they were capable of against a bad Jacksonville team, not allowing the lowly Jaguars much sign of life in Sunday’s win. The Lions, too, are a non-contender, but the Titans can’t allow them to find life early and stick around to be in position to pull an upset.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

All-wheel-drive SUV alternatives for winter

Winter is coming, as is the unpleasantness of driving on wet, snowy or icy roads. A vehicle with all-wheel drive can help maximize traction in these conditions.

PERSONAL FINANCE

You might have life insurance, but is it enough?

You probably need life insurance if your death would cause financial hardship to someone else. If the only coverage you have is through your job, though, you may not have enough.

CAREER CORNER

Reach out to co-workers in need this holiday season

We’re all ready for this year to be over. Most days have been painful as we watch the news and wait for things to change. It’s felt helpless and, at times, hopeless.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

De-stress holiday debt with plan to pay off presents

In a holiday season that many of us will spend apart from loved ones, gift-giving might feel even more important than usual. After all, if you can’t travel to see family, at least you can see them unwrap gifts over a video call, right?

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