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VOL. 46 | NO. 30 | Friday, July 29, 2022

‘Visionary scientist’ looks to inspire new generation

ORNL’s Hubbard embraces role of mentor

Just before school dismissed for the summer this year, students at Oliver Springs Middle School crowded around large beakers of liquid as Susan Hubbard and other representatives from Oak Ridge National Laboratory waited for the inevitable reactions to the “elephant toothpaste” experiment.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Politicians are telling us how smart they aren’t

One way to think of an election ballot, like the ones for next week’s Republican and Democratic primaries in Tennessee, is as a multiple-choice IQ test.

NEWSMAKERS

Pollard Scholarship recipients announced

Oak Ridge Associated Universities has awarded five William G. Pollard Scholarships of $2,500 each toward undergraduate studies for the 2022-23 academic year.

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EVENTS

Celebration of World’s Fair Park. The East Tennessee Community Design Center will hold a Celebration of World’s Fair Park and travel back to the 1980s to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair and park that continues to be a unique part of downtown Knoxville. The event will include food from “around the world,” drinks and a silent auction featuring local artists, tours and more. Tickets are $150, and sponsorships are available. Wednesday, 6-9:30 p.m., The Amphitheater at World’s Fair Park, 954 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.communitydc.org or 865-525-9945.

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UT SPORTS

Pruitt era looks even darker with NCAA probe

200 violations alleged under the watch of coach, his wife, staff

Former head football coach Jeremy Pruitt is long gone from the University of Tennessee, but he left behind minimal success and, apparently, a lot of dirty laundry.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans start camp with concerns on offense

Training camp has opened for the Tennessee Titans for 2022, and this year’s version of the team has seemingly flipped the script regarding issues facing the squad.

Training camp at a glance

The 2022 Tennessee Titans opened camp Saturday with rookies reporting first, veterans coming in Tuesday and the first full team practice Wednesday.

BRIEFS

Pilot Co., Bridgestone to monitor fleet tires

Bridgestone Americas and Pilot Company announced a collaboration on an advanced tire monitoring and service network for commercial fleets at select travel center locations.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Updates of old faves: 2022’s best redesigned rides

There are two key points within the life cycle of a vehicle: the introduction of a fully redesigned model and a significant midlife update. If you’re looking to maximize your new vehicle purchase, knowing these timelines can help you make the best decision.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to budget realistically for home repairs

If you’re a homeowner and haven’t faced a big repair bill yet, just wait. Stuff will wear out or break even in the best-maintained homes.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Can job-hopping help, hurt retirement savings?

Millennials have been coined the “job-hopping generation,” and I’ve contributed to that stereotype. I started my career at 22 and have job-hopped almost every year since. For many of those years, I was young and restless, and there was another part of me looking for more fulfilling work and pay that reflected what I was worth.

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