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VOL. 41 | NO. 11 | Friday, March 17, 2017

Health care Conundrum

Scrambling for insurance amid political turmoil

Randy Kurth and Barbara Nicodemus hardly fit the profile of those likely headed for a health care crisis.

Knoxville area is hardest hit by Humana pullout

And now there are none. Insurance giant Humana announced recently that it is pulling out of the Affordable Care Act exchange in the Knoxville area at the end of the year.

UT students pick service over beaches for spring break

We could guess that it didn’t feel much like spring for many, nor much like a break, but that was never the point.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Singing along with tone-deaf legislators

Often dull, but never boring. They might even make you break out into song. Halfway through the 2017 session, the General Assembly could be accused of lacking sharpness or sensibility, but what it lacks in luster it makes up for with lots of political song and dance.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

An Evening with Amy Greene. Friends of the Knox County Public Library and The Library Society of UT Knoxville will host an evening with author Amy Greene at the East Tennessee History Center. Greene will present the 2017 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture. Greene is the author of two novels, Bloodroot and Long Man. Copies of her books will be available for purchase. The author will sign books after the lecture. Thursday,  7-8:30 p.m. East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information: www.knoxfriends.org/news-events/amy-greene

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Vols need a good spring with best players gone

Butch Jones is about to embark on his most crucial of five seasons as Tennessee’s football coach, and it begins with spring practices starting Tuesday.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Football staff shakeups rarely save coaching jobs

Phillip Fulmer’s was notorious during his glory years as Tennessee’s football coach for maintaining staff stability.

NEWSMAKERS

TVA board picks Howorth

The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors has elected Richard Howorth as its chair-elect.

BRIEFS

Sevierville competition will feature Parton tunes

Sevierville 13th annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition will honor Dolly Parton, with contestants being be asked to sing a song written by Parton in the style of his or her own choosing (country, rock, rap, bluegrass, etc.).

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Volvo XC60: Higher cost, fewer cylinders for 2017

Volvo’s least expensive SUV, the XC60, is updated for 2017 with all fuel-efficient four-cylinder turbocharged engines and simpler trim levels for easier buyer choices.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

What is your team’s conversational capacity?

The secret to a successful sales team – or any type of team, for that matter – is its ability to perform when the pressure is on. That can only happen when the team is able to have open, non-defensive dialogue about tough issues.

CAREER CORNER

Not getting that promotion? Might be time to leave

Today’s job market is tough. If you’re trying to find a new job – or get a promotion at your current job – you can probably relate.