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VOL. 42 | NO. 37 | Friday, September 14, 2018

Opening a ‘world of possibilities’ for students

Chandler’s Project GRAD participants look much like she did as an at-risk teen

Vrondelia “Ronni” Chandler had already suffered more trauma than a teenager should have to deal with. Her father’s alcoholism led to his death when she was 14. Two years later, she became pregnant with her daughter, Nicole.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Come fly with Phil, Marsha on gilded wings

Early in his U.S. Senate campaign, former Gov. Phil Bredesen shied away from talking about his opponent, Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, preferring to focus instead on ideas.

BRIEFS

UT Law attracts 124 first-year students

The University of Tennessee College of Law announces its largest class of first-year students in more than five years.

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EVENTS

Power of the Purse Fundraiser. CAC Mobile Meals presents this fundraiser, now in its fourth year, as a benefit for Knoxville and Knox County’s Mobile Meals program. Prior to the event, volunteers receive donated purses and auction items from the community and local businesses. Attendees can purchase the purses at “Purse Madness.” A simultaneous silent auction will offer 15-18 groupings, all containing a high-end designer purse and the other donated items such as cosmetics, jewelry, coupons/gift cards, car washes, dry cleaning, floral arrangements, summer camps for children, vacations, sporting events, golf packages and spa packages. Thursday, 5-8 p.m. $40-$50 per person; $375-$450, table of 10. Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Tears flow as Vols senior Bain finally gets his scholarship

There might soon be an opening for sales associate at Champs Sports in Knoxville. Paul Bain is likely submitting his two-week notice very soon.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans' journeyman tight end still awaiting big break

“Next man up” is an old football adage invoked after a key player’s injury.

NEWSMAKERS

Kropaczek named director at ORNL

David J. Kropaczek is the new director of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

2019 highlights: Notable new cars hitting showrooms

The 2019-model-year vehicles are hitting dealerships right now. Trucks are a big deal, and new and improved full-size pickups from General Motors and Ram will offer buyers a bumper crop of choices.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Make your own luck by building habits that position

Your lucky penny is in your bag. Or you’re wearing your lucky shirt or socks or tie, and you performed your Lucky Dance before you left the house. What else could you do?

CAREER CORNER

Hiring managers continue to ask illegal questions

The title of this column is a reference to the big elephant in the room. It’s that thing that everybody knows, but nobody is talking about. I’d like to talk about it a little today: illegal job interview questions.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Could your brand pull off campaign like Nike’s

If you haven’t seen Nike in the news lately, it’s time to catch up.