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VOL. 41 | NO. 26 | Friday, June 30, 2017

What’s cooking

Students learn cooking, passion at UT’s 12-week, 400-hour program

Something big is cooking at the University of Tennessee. The key ingredients are heaping helpings of a love of and a passion for food.

Shumaker brings ‘freaky’ energy to TMA post

Since becoming president of the Tennessee Medical Association in April, Dr. Nita Shumaker has shrugged off most of the comments about her unique role.

Chattanooga physician has big plans for her TMA term

Dr. Nita Shumaker is quick to point out that she is by no means a negative person.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Tennessee, Left Coast a world apart on immigration

San Francisco resident Terry Karlsson relishes her hometown’s reputation for embracing “multi-cultural diversity.”

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Don Sproles Memorial Wine & Shine. The 6th annual benefit for the Volunteer Ministry Center will feature wine and moonshine tastings, along with heavy appetizers, music and silent and live auctions. Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $60. Crowne Plaza Knoxville, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.vmcinc.org/

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DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Paying Fulmer $100K will pay dividends for UT athletics

What does Phillip Fulmer’s hiring as special advisor to University of Tennessee president Joe DiPietro have to do with Vols football coach Butch Jones?

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Season off helps Johnson improve his game

Jalen Johnson’s first season on Tennessee’s basketball team didn’t go as planned. Now, he’s better for it.

Earl Hudson, trainer of Vols’ ‘Smokey’ mascot, dies at 91

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Earl Hudson, who owned and trained Tennessee’s live canine “Smokey” mascots for over two decades, has died. He was 91.

NEWSMAKERS

Zacharia appointed ORNL director

Thomas Zacharia is the new director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His appointment was announced by UT-Battelle, the partnership that operates ORNL for the U.S. Department of Energy. His new position will be effective July 1.

BRIEFS

Knoxville named 'smartly resourced'

Equipt to Innovate’s inaugural assessment lists Knoxville as a “smartly resourced’’ city.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

BMW’s X4 M40i compact SUV drives like a sports car

BMW’s X4 is either a compact SUV or beefy hatchback, depending on how one sees it. Its new top-of-the line X4 M40i, though, is all sports car – at least the way it drives.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Ignore at your own risk: The ad game is changing

Say goodbye to your money. You need that new gadget, so adios. New bling is too irresistible, so ta-ta. Upgrade that device, see ya later, salary.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Wield a red pen to avoid being red-faced

You’re probably thinking a lot about how your marketing looks. You’ve created a compelling brand, made videos to showcase your best work and even tried Facebook Live to document exciting events.

CAREER CORNER

Breaking the rules and finding your perfect job

Sometimes in your career, things don’t always work out the way you plan them. I first learned this lesson in college. I went to one of those fancy, private schools to study computer engineering in the late 90s.