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VOL. 43 | NO. 15 | Friday, April 12, 2019

Fill 'er up

Pruitt expects fans to do their part to make Tennessee football a winner

Jeremy Pruitt is making his plea to University of Tennessee sports fans: If they want better players to come to the school, they need to get invested in spring football.

Home-grown PerfectServe an Innovator finalist

Even the most basic health care interaction has many moving parts: patient assessment, records retrieval, doctor/nurse interaction and more.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Block grants would come with control issues

As this year’s legislative session winds down, details are beginning to surface on a bill authorizing Gov. Bill Lee to ask the federal government to provide TennCare matching funding – currently about $7.5 billion of a $12 billion TennCare budget – as a block grant.

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EVENTS

STEM Scouts awards. The fourth annual Dinner of the Great Smoky Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America will honor Mintha Roach, the 2019 recipient of the award and retired president and CEO of Knoxville Utilities Board. Roach has been a longtime supporter of early STEM education and promoting STEM-related careers. A reception will begin Thursday at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to make a contribution to STEM Scouts. Invitation only. The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm, 9133 Hunter Valley Lane, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Down Under, Down East find success with UT tennis

One hails from Belgrade, Maine. The other from Wagga Wagga, Australia. Through the power of college tennis, they met in Knoxville.

Harper eager for chance to return Lady Vols to prominence

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Kellie Harper says she was playing for Tennessee when Pat Summitt predicted the tenacious point guard would eventually coach the Lady Vols.

Tennessee’s Williams decides to ‘test the waters’ of NBA

KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee forward Grant Williams says he is entering the NBA draft to “test the waters,” but the consensus All-America selection hasn’t ruled out the possibility of returning for his senior season.

SPORTS

Empty Bristol seats expose NASCAR problem

BRISTOL – Appalled by so many empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway, Clint Bowyer did some digging and learned what race fans have known for more than a decade.

NEWSMAKERS

ORNL’s researcher named MSA fellow

Karren Leslie More, a researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the Microscopy Society of America professional organization.

BRIEFS

Pirates Voyage to land in Pigeon Forge

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, a Dolly Parton company, will open in Pigeon Forge on May 24.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The costly side effect of safety tech: expensive repairs

Vehicle safety technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Today’s cars can watch your blind spot, help keep you in your lane, automatically hit the brakes in an emergency and more.

CAREER CORNER

Are your applicants, new hires disappearing without a trace?

There has been much in the news lately about ghosting. Job seekers aren’t showing up to interviews. And, they’re not coming to work on their first day – all with no notice.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Your 401(k) just got more valuable

If your tax refund this year was disappointing, you may be able to do something about it: Contribute more to a retirement fund.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Tips for saving on professional photo shoots

There's almost always a reason for photographs — an engagement, wedding, graduation, pregnancy and more.

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