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VOL. 46 | NO. 22 | Friday, June 3, 2022

Erin still darin’ when fun, good causes beckon

Donovan says she ‘should learn to hang up the phone, but I don’t.’

It all began when organizers of the Dogwood Arts Festival approached Erin Donovan with a novel idea: “We want you to dress up in a wig with twigs in it, and you’re going to be walking around in the middle of a moving table with drinks on top.”

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Fountain of Youth delivers, just not what I was seeking

I recently drank from the waters of the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, Florida. Soon after, I tested positive for COVID.

NEWSMAKERS

ORNL scientist Chi selected as MSA fellow

Miaofang Chi, a scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America.

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EVENTS

Kid A’ Riffic Fun. Families are invited to participate in crafts, games and other activities on Wednesdays in June and July from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in eight different Knoxville parks and natural areas. Sponsored by Home Federal Bank, the event is for families with children ages 2-12 offering activities, games, hands-on crafts and other fun pursuits hosted by the City of Knoxville Office of Special Events, Parks and Recreation Department and community partners. Participation is free, and no registration is required. Kid A’Riffic schedule:

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UT SPORTS

Vols carry ‘swagger’ of No. 1 seed into NCAA Tournament

Given his status as a former All-American at Tennessee, Chris Burke expects to be asked questions about the Vols baseball team. But the level of interest this season has gone to another level.

VANDERBILT SPORTS

Commodores embrace rare NCAA postseason road trip

Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin often talks about how much his team enjoys road trips. That’s a good attitude to have this time of year with a road trip to Oregon looming and the College World Series in Omaha serving as the ultimate destination.

BRIEFS

Rock Hall names Ryman rock music landmark

The Ryman Auditorium has been designated as an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Comparing Escalade, new Grand Wagoneer

Jeep has come out with a new three-row large SUV, the Grand Wagoneer. It dusts off a nameplate not used since the early 1990s and stands as the brand’s most expensive and luxurious model. Immense power, impressive technology and a premium cabin are the highlights rather than Jeep’s typical trail-busting capabilities.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Don’t let your first car be a $30K, multiyear mistake

Buying your first car is already an intimidating experience, but it can be even more overwhelming amid historic supply shortages.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Do you need a grad degree to compete right now?

More U.S. workers than ever hold a graduate degree. Years of intensifying job requirements and headlines declaring a master’s “the new bachelor’s degree” nudged a record number of students into grad school.

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