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VOL. 43 | NO. 10 | Friday, March 8, 2019

No. 1 NCAA seed within reach for Vols

No. 5 Tennessee shows value of playing as a team

Dane Bradshaw normally views Tennessee basketball games with a tinge of regret. He often recalls his years playing for the Vols and the victories that eluded them.

Bowden happily puts ego aside to make Vols a better team

There is a point during most games when Jordan Bowden takes a moment to look around Thompson-Boling Arena in appreciation.

Vanderbilt’s Lee making the most of challenging season

Just about everything has been a fast-break in the wrong direction for Vanderbilt men’s basketball team this season.

TOURISM

Bassmasters hope to hook Knoxville fans

Fans will undoubtedly roar with approval when the champion is crowned at Tennessee’s Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday, March 17. But it won’t be for the nationally ranked UT men’s basketball team. Instead of the Vols, the raucous crowd will be cheering for the nation’s top angler – winner of the 2019 Bassmaster Classic, who will earn a first-place prize of $300,000.

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EVENTS

Emerald O’ccasion. Now in its 34th year, Thursday's event is a major fundraising benefit hosted by Catholic Charities of East Tennessee for the organization’s programs. The cocktail reception begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The event also includes a silent auction and a special presentation of the Pope Francis Service Award, which will be presented to Kristin Farley, a WATE news anchor. Hilton Knoxville, 501 W. Church Ave. $125 per person, $1,250 per table. Information

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JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Time to explore ending ‘ridiculous’ spring, fall time change

A few years ago, I arrived at church one bright Sunday morning just in time to see everyone else walking out. A moment of confusion followed. Had the early-bird service been moved to 7 a.m. without my knowledge?

STATE GOVERNMENT

New bipartisan caucus looks to the future

There’s a new caucus at the state Capitol: the Tennessee Future Caucus, a bipartisan group geared toward younger lawmakers and focused on finding common ground.

NEWSMAKERS

TVA names Lyash president, CEO

Jeffrey Lyash has been appointed president and CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

BRIEFS

Volunteers needed for 30th Ijams River Rescue

The call has gone out for volunteers for the 30th annual Ijams River Rescue, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Usability, simplicity key to best infotainment systems

Automobile infotainment systems have evolved in recent years from simple stereo head units to massive touch-screen centerpieces responsible for all sorts of in-car activities.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Money mistakes even smart people sometimes make

Certified financial planner Jill Schlesinger has seen smart people make some pretty spectacular money mistakes.

CAREER CORNER

Job searches are painful but shouldn’t be taken personally

Searching for a job is one of the most personal impersonal experiences there is.

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