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VOL. 44 | NO. 35 | Friday, August 28, 2020

Shining light from different directions

Harper’s charitable, business endeavors all designed to offer hope

Ayear and a-half ago, instructors at the Shora Foundation’s after-school center were alarmed by an essay an eighth grader wrote during a social and emotional learning exercise. When they talked to the girl about it, she admitted she was contemplating suicide.

Comfort food for 5K global gastronomists

It was March 15, and Cindy Wall had a dilemma. The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic had just sidelined her and the entire staff of the Belcourt Theatre, which officially closed temporarily the next day, and she was already missing not only the work environment but also the daily conversations she enjoyed with her co-workers about what they were cooking and eating.

Butter swim biscuits

One of the most talked about, copied and baked recipes on Cooking Through COVID-19 has been the aptly named Butter Swim Biscuits.

NEWSMAKERS

College of Communication adds faculty, staff

The University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information is adding seven new faculty and staff members for the 2020-21 school year.

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EVENTS

Suffragist Centennial Celebration Dinner. Celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a multicourse meal recreated from recipes written by suffragists. Each course will offer a taste of the past and histories of women’s struggle for the right to vote. Friday, 5:30 p.m. Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

Pandemic timing tough on ascending Titans

What if they held a football game and nobody came? It’s a new twist on an old cliché, but with the COVID-19 regulations in place and Mayor John Cooper keeping a tight rein on activities in Davidson County, the Tennessee Titans are about to experience just that when they open the season at home Sept. 20 against Jacksonville.

Bring the noise: Vrabel hopes for level playing field

There was a time in the NFL when teams like the Indianapolis Colts and others – primarily dome teams – were accused of piping in artificial noise to bother opposing teams and to increase their home-field advantage.

BRIEFS

College towns at growing risk for COVID-19

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia released updated COVID-19 projections last week, showing the potential for the spread of the disease in major college towns.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

When it’s a good idea to buy new instead of used

A rule of thumb for car buying is that a used vehicle will provide greater savings and better value than a new vehicle. But “better value” isn’t applicable to every car, especially right now.

PERSONAL FINANCE

The 2 costs that can make or break your nest egg

If you earn a decent income but have trouble saving, the culprits could be the roof over your head and the car in your driveway.

CAREER CORNER

Make taking care of yourself a pandemic priority

There are many days when 2020 feels like the year that will never end. If someone had been taking bets in 2019 about how this year would play out, we all would have lost.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Six lessons from the Great Recession that still apply

The Great Recession demolished jobs across the U.S., and eventually came for mine, too. After graduating in 2009, I worked four months as an entry-level executive assistant at a nonprofit before being laid off.

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