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VOL. 43 | NO. 7 | Friday, February 15, 2019

Making the most of her ‘gift of words’

Compassion, ability to persuade lead Lauth to fundraising success

Kim Lauth wasn’t quite 3 years old when one Sunday night a group of missionaries made a presentation at her church, displaying photos of starving African children with sad eyes and bloated bellies.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Why must we fix problems caused by scooters?

The Vanderbilt trauma surgeon neatly put his finger on what, to me, was the real puzzler for the evening:

STATE GOVERNMENT

Subpoena power at heart of community oversight board fight

As Nashville gets its newly formed community oversight board up and running, some are accusing Republican state lawmakers of trying to gut the powers these police monitors need to be effective.

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EVENTS

Honoring Rick Barnes. The Great Smoky Mountain Council Boy Scouts of America will honor Coach Barnes at the 2019 Distinguished Citizen Dinner. Barnes, the head coach of the Tennessee men’s basketball team, has more than 650 wins and led the Vols to the 2018 SEC title last season. He has coached more than 20 NBA draft picks. Reservations are required, and funds will be accepted at the event. Thursday, 6:15 p.m. Contributions accepted at event; reservations required. Knoxville Convention Center 701 Henley St. Information

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UT SPORTS

Lady Vol Green finds home, family far from England

The bus came to a stop and the door swung open once the driver spotted Cheridene Green. Green was walking on the University of Tennessee campus with Karen Armsey, the program administrator for Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee. Operated by the UTK College of Veterinary Medicine, HABIT is a community volunteer group that works to promote the bond between people and animals.

NEWSMAKERS

Shamiyeh promoted at UT Medical Center

Dr. James Shamiyeh will become senior vice president and chief quality officer of The University of Tennessee Medical Center on March 1.

BRIEFS

UT’s economic impact passes $9 billion mark

The University of Tennessee is estimating an economic impact of $9.094 billion across the state for fiscal year 2017.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Photo finish: Little separates Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4

Two of the best-selling small SUVs on the market today are the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4, with the CR-V being Edmunds’ top-ranked small SUV.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Companies are also flunking retirement planning

Plenty has been written about American workers’ failure to plan adequately for retirement. Their employers seem to be doing an even worse job.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

You now have to be seen and heard to be successful

From their TVs to their phones, consumers are bombarded with thousands of ads, videos and images that leave their eyes tired and your brand fighting for attention.

CAREER CORNER

It’s not me, it’s you: Break up with job you don’t love

It’s the month of love, and I hope you had a happy Valentine’s Day. Every year, I write a column about why it’s important to love your job. This year, let’s look at it another way.

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