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VOL. 41 | NO. 34 | Friday, August 25, 2017

‘Freedom of speech’ won’t protect your job

Why employers get a pass on First Amendment ‘right’

America’s alt-right might feel at ease carrying torches and shouting Nazi slogans in today’s political climate, but they can’t expect to wrap themselves in the First Amendment and come out unscathed. Their jobs could be at risk.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

State panel sheds new light on racial atrocities

State Rep. Johnnie Turner has seen what can happen when old wounds are never allowed to heal.

Greater Knoxville Kindness Rally set for Saturday

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, in partnership with the Alliance for Better Nonprofits and the Compassion Coalition, is sponsoring a broad community gathering with the goal of growing a community of love on Saturday, August 26, 1 p.m. in the Krutch Park Extension in downtown Knoxville.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Schmoozapalooza. The Knoxville Chamber’s annual networking event allows attendees to interact with more than 700 business people at a tailgate-themed bash. Attire is business casual/casual. Exhibitor prices are $200 for chamber members; $300, nonmembers. Premium exhibitor spaces are available for chamber members for $550. Event tickets are $5 for chamber members who purchase in advance; $10, members and nonmembers at the door. Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway. Information: www.knoxvillechamber.com

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Looks like another 8-4 season for Vols

Oops. I goofed last year. So did lots of other people who thought Tennessee’s football team would win the SEC East Division and go to the league championship game for the first time since 2007.

NEWSMAKERS

Blamey named UT’s Title IX coordinator

Ashley Blamey has been selected to serve as Title IX coordinator for the University of Tennessee.

BRIEFS

Carvana expands to Knoxville, Chattanooga

Carvana, an eCommerce platform for buying used cars, is coming to Knoxville and Chattanooga.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Year 3: Time for Mariota to become a star

If Year 1 was a good start and Year 2 was another step in the right direction, what should we expect of Marcus Mariota in Year 3?

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Play together, win together? Titans hope so

By now you’ve filed away your memories of the 2017 eclipse and stored your viewing glasses in a safe place until 2566, Middle Tennessee’s next solar eclipse.

Bears at Titans: What to watch

Starters playing longer. If you only watch one preseason game each year, Week 3 is the one to see (Sunday, noon, Fox). You’ll see Marcus Mariota and probably the rest of the Titans’ starters for at least a half and maybe even a series in the third quarter.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Dizzying ‘Daze’ offers a break from work routine

They say you can choose your mood. If you want to be happy tomorrow, then be happy. Want to get rid of the blahs? It’s all mind-over-matter: pick some other way to be and don’t forget to tell yourself.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Igniting customer advocacy to jump-start sales

Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” indicates it’s not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent. Instead, It’s the one that is most adaptable to change.

CAREER CORNER

3 job search tips for the introvert

I have to confess that I’m an introvert. People I’ve met in person are often surprised by this little-known fact. They assume that public speaking and networking skills equate to extroversion.

CRITIC'S CORNER

‘Logan Lucky’ a hilarious, country-fried heist

You need three things to enjoy “Logan Lucky,” a heist comedy written by Rebecca Blunt and directed by Steven Soderbergh: a dry sense of humor, a tender heart and a friend.