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VOL. 43 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 9, 2019

Sex and consent: Parents can't avoid talking about issue

Parents of incoming college freshmen: It’s never too late to start talking about sex and consent with your sons and daughters and explain what’s behind ‘No means no.’

Real life makes Talk more serious for parents

When it was time for Nadine Pierre-Louis to have The Talk about sex with her two sons, she realized there weren’t a lot of specifics to guide mothers of boys.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Bulletproof backpacks reflect grim reality at school

This isn’t the back-to-school column I had in mind writing. That was derailed when I came across news like this, from Futurism.com:

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EVENTS

CM SATURDAY AUG. 10: Girl Talk The organization’s signature event, now in its seventh year, is held every summer to create awareness of its mission and involve the community in a fun-filled evening benefit. The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner, program, fashion show, live entertainment and dance party. Professional women and young members of Girl Talk will walk the runway with poise, confidence and elegance. Attire: Dressy or black tie. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $10 per person, $1,000 table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Information: www.girltalkinc.com

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NEWSMAKERS

CM Covenant appoints Warwick as CAO

Scott Warwick has been named chief administrative officer of Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Covenant Health’s flagship cancer program.

BRIEFS

UT Medical Center lands in rankings for 8th year

The University of Tennessee Medical Center has earned recognition in the “Best Hospitals” edition of U.S. News & World Report.

UT SPORTS

Pruitt designed staff to regain respect on Rocky Top

Jeremy Pruitt isn’t given to making boastful proclamations. But the Tennessee football coach feels so strongly about a certain element of his program that he’s made sure to address it multiple times in the last few months.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Diplomat Tannehill takes his new role in style

Ryan Tannehill admits the approach is taking some getting used to.

Tannehill by the numbers

There is no doubt that going into his fifth NFL season Marcus Mariota has never had a backup quarterback with the credentials that Ryan Tannehill brings to the table.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Mess up a variable annuity, and it'll cost you, heirs

Variable annuities are complex insurance products — so complex that what people actually buy and what they think they’re buying may be quite different. Those misunderstandings can end up costing them, or their heirs, a lot of money.

CAREER CORNER

What do you want from job?

Job searching involves quite a lot of internal reflection. If you’re looking for a job or thinking of looking, you know what I mean. You initially spend a lot of time thinking about yourself. What do you want to do with your life? Where do you want to live? Does your resume look good? Do you have the right suit to wear to interviews?

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Try old-style credit union to add flex to your finances

An underused money tool that could help a new generation of adults on their path to prosperity isn’t a smartphone app, a virtual currency or a digital payment system.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How to take delivery of a new vehicle at home

Here’s a car-buying pro tip that may help shave serious time and negotiation stress from the average purchase process: Ask the dealership to deliver the new vehicle to your home. Taking delivery of a car can be done without ever setting foot on the dealership’s lot.

CRITIC'S CORNER

Acting overcomes wistful, aimless Tarantino film

A strange thing happened as I watched “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,” the new movie from filmmaker Quentin Tarantino: I grew sad.

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