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VOL. 43 | NO. 5 | Friday, February 1, 2019

‘We had to do something’

Bernstein marks 55 years of defending the defenseless, promoting social justice

On a Saturday morning in 1980, attorney Bernard Bernstein drove to the new City-County Building under construction in downtown Knoxville to check out the propaganda displayed there by public relations representatives from the Soviet Union as part of a nationwide effort to drum up attendance at the Summer Games in Moscow.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Where exactly does God fit in the Tennessee Constitution?

A Tennessee legislator is trying to insert Almighty God into the Tennessee Constitution, after falling short in 2018. And in 2017. And 2016. And 2015. He certainly doesn’t lack for persistence. Bless his heart.

STATEWIDE

Bill would require election officials to resign before running for office

Democrats in the state legislature are pushing a bill that would force the secretary of state to vacate the office if that official decides to run for public office.

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EVENTS

Art Talk. Jon Swindler, a professor of printmaking and book arts and an associate director for technology, space and community for the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, will offer a free lecture tonight, the first in a series as part of the UT School of Art spring lecture series. He will be in residence Feb. 4–8 at the UT Printmaking Studio, working with graduate students and faculty to create a series of large-scale pressure prints. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public and will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays in McCarty Auditorium. Additional dates:

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UT SPORTS

Reluctant roundball player finally takes spot in family sport

Vols’ Alexander gets late start in sport thanks to growth spurt, insistent dad

They didn’t want to pressure him into playing basketball. Kyle Alexander’s family wanted him to discover his love for the sport on his own.

PREDATORS

Lucky 13? Preds have work to do before playoffs

The Predators look like a Stanley Cup contender again coming out of the NHL All-Star Game break.

NEWSMAKERS

Tranzonic promotes Rhoades to vice president

Tranzonic has promoted Brian Rhoades, vice president of operations, to oversee facilities in Sparks, Nevada, and Montebello, California, in addition to the firm’s West Knoxville location.

BRIEFS

Oak Ridge tackles 2 construction projects

Two major construction projects are underway in Oak Ridge, a new preschool that will include improvements to Scarboro Park and a new senior center.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Four lessons learned during 7,100-mile, 48-state test drive

You don’t complete a 7,100-mile, 48-state road trip without learning a few things, especially if you go in the grips of winter.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Marriage ending? Here’s 5 divorce mistakes that could cost you

If you’re getting a divorce, it pays to keep quiet on social media, says New York divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman. Trashing a soon-to-be ex or boasting about your great new life can complicate divorce negotiations.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Build a foundation for better outbound leads

There’s a statistic from InsideView that tells us 90 percent of CEOs say they never return cold calls or cold emails. Ouch. Why bother? Because we have no doubt companies need qualified leads, from both outbound and inbound, to contribute to the health and well-being of the sales pipeline.

CAREER CORNER

How to start your job search

On a Saturday morning in 1980, attorney Bernard Bernstein drove to the new City-County Building under construction in downtown Knoxville to check out the propaganda displayed there by public relations representatives from the Soviet Union as part of a nationwide effort to drum up attendance at the Summer Games in Moscow.

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