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VOL. 42 | NO. 23 | Friday, June 8, 2018

$19B tourism biz looks to record year

Statewide growth predicted for summer 2018

Tourism officials are a glass-half-full bunch. It’s a job requirement, necessary since they must relentlessly promote a city, region, state or even a country no matter what the economic climate or general traveler mood might be.

Statewide effort bringing more tourists to Tennessee

Politicians – in general – try not to attack members of their own party.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Blackburn’s scattershot hits surprise targets

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is doubling down against Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat, hammering him as a liberal in the vein of Obama, Clinton, Schumer and Pelosi.

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EVENTS

Front Page Follies. An evening of music and skits poking fun at news – and local newsmakers – and serves as a major fundraiser for college scholarships at the University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Community College. The event, now in its 40th year, is Knoxville’s version of “Saturday Night Live,” and includes dinner and silent and live auctions. The show begins Thursday at 8 p.m. with reception at 7 p.m. $25-$150. Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information: www.frontpagefoundation.org

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UT SPORTS

Dobbs gives back to family that embraced him

No matter where life takes him, Joshua Dobbs will always find his way back to Knoxville. The former University of Tennessee quarterback holds a special place in his heart for the city and the relationships he made as a Vol.

EDUCATION

UT's ‘veterinary social worker’ breaking new ground

Elizabeth Strand was just 3 years old when the “extremely tenderhearted” toddler began questioning why humans suffer so much and wondering how she could help.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans embrace mentoring younger players; Vrabel doesn’t

Only days after the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted quarterback Mason Rudolph in April, veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked whether he planned to serve as the rookie’s mentor.

NEWSMAKERS

Carmichael named top marketing professional

Alan Carmichael has been named the 2018 Outstanding Marketing Professional by the American Marketing Association Knoxville.

BRIEFS

Ware Manufacturing announces expansion

Ware Manufacturing, Inc., which manufactures and distributes pet products in Surgoinsville, is expanding is creating 32 new jobs and investing $1.1 million.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Subaru Outback gets some competition from Buick

Subaru is well-known for offering cars that can handle themselves when the going gets rough, and its Outback lies squarely in that tradition. Essentially a wagon with extra ground clearance and a capable all-wheel-drive system, the Outback is a model alternative to an SUV. It’s been popular with American car shoppers since its debut in the 1990s.

CAREER CORNER

This is a test: Indeed unveils new tools for 2018

I recently had the opportunity to attend Indeed Interactive, the annual conference where thousands of human resources professionals come together to learn about the latest updates to the website and to job seeking this year.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

How to get the most from search engine optimization efforts

When it comes to search engine optimization, one can easily feel lost at sea. Results are anything but immediate, and Google’s search-filtering algorithms continue to adapt.