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VOL. 42 | NO. 34 | Friday, August 24, 2018

One last chance to live up to the hype

Fifth-year senior Kongbo still learning in only his sixth year of playing football

Perspective can hit a young guy like a ton of bricks. Anytime. Anywhere. Just a couple weeks ago, Jonathan Kongbo was walking across a bridge, heading from the University of Tennessee campus to downtown Knoxville.

Science and Energy Museum gets new home, director

School groups from across the region have for decades made the journey to the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, learning the story of the city that was built during World War II for the top-secret Manhattan Project as much as they were informed about science and energy.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

It’s Lee’s to win unless he makes a rookie mistake

When Bill Lee drove a tractor through tiny Eagleville last October, hardly anyone noticed.

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EVENTS

Theatre opening. The Clarence Brown Theatre opens the 2018-19 season in a joint production with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra of Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” to mark the 100th anniversary of Bernstein’s birth year. Bernstein was an influential composer, conductor, educator, activist, cultural ambassador and humanitarian. Friday, 7:30-10 p.m., 1714 Andy Holt Ave., Knoxville. Information

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STATE GOVERNMENT

Public records exemptions process broken

A new legislative committee – the Joint Open Records Ad Hoc Committee – held its first meeting last week in an ambitious effort to come to terms with the growing number of exemptions to the public records act.

BRIEFS

UT professor, scientists achieve milestone

University of Tennessee professor Sarah Cousineau and a team of researchers has made the first-ever 6D measurement of an accelerator beam, an achievement that has eluded scientists.

NEWSMAKERS

AMSE selects Bussinger as museum director

Julia Bussinger has been named director of the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans’ wives, girlfriends form their own teams during preseason camp

Anyone who’s been through it can attest to the grind that is a pro football training camp.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

What can rats, pirates, rappers teach you about building better teams?

You need a new way to drive sales. That’s what’s around the curve ahead, and you must prepare your business for it: driving sales, creating campaigns, making employees and shareholders both happy. But where do you start?

BEHIND THE WHEEL

6 used luxury cars you can snag for less than $36K

The average transaction price for new vehicles has been hovering at more than $35,000 this year and briefly broke $36,000 at the end of 2017. But instead of buying a new vehicle, what if you took that money and applied it to purchasing a late-model luxury vehicle?

CAREER CORNER

The time is right for you to find that new job

For years, the job market has been tight. I’ve spoken to many job seekers who are suffering through work each day. They aren’t sure what their alternatives are, and they’re not prepared to be unemployed for any length of time.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

5 tips to drive return on investment with influencer marketing

Old-school word-of-mouth marketing has a new face in today’s world. It’s called influencer marketing, and it has some serious horsepower behind it. Engage the right influencers to talk about your brand through their social channels, and your message has the potential to reach brand new audiences, generally with a higher level of credibility behind the message than sheer self-promotion.