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VOL. 42 | NO. 39 | Friday, September 28, 2018

Seniors struggle to get on board transportation revolution

Help arriving for older riders in sector geared to youth market

There’s no getting around the fact that Tennessee’s senior citizens are having trouble getting around.

Lawsuit funds create transportation options for seniors

Five years ago, a settlement among National Health Investors and National HealthCare Corp., and the state of Tennessee (as well as the receiver for SeniorTrust of Florida and ElderTrust of Florida) created a $40 million fund for charitable purposes.

Private sector advances

The private sector has seen the need for ramped-up senior transportation options and is engaging at the national, regional and local levels.


Leaders ignore calls to drop out of Obamacare lawsuit

A Christian group pleading with Tennessee leaders to drop out of a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act could be compared to a tree falling in the forest.

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Founders Day Luncheon. The annual Historic Homes of Knoxville event will celebrate the City of Knoxville’s 227th birthday. The luncheon promotes the city and its historic properties, including Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend House & Gardens, Historic Ramsey House, James White’s Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs State Historic Site and Westwood. Proceeds from the luncheon benefit The Historic Homes of Knoxville. Steven E. Woodworth, American historian and professor of history at Texas Christian University, will discuss Civil War battles in East Tennessee. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $50 per person; $500, table of 10. East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information

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1998 champion Vols still share a special bond

Their bodies felt like it had been 20 years, but their memories made it seem like only yesterday. Members of Tennessee’s 1998 national championship team were honored last weekend when the Vols hosted Florida at Neyland Stadium. It was billed as a football reunion, but it was really a family reunion.


NFL longevity a snap for veteran Brinkley

Most valuable Titan you’ve never heard of

Beau Brinkley has one of the most anonymous jobs in the NFL. And that is just how the Titans long snapper likes it.

Eagles at Titans: What to watch

After two improbable division wins with a short-handed team – especially on offense – the Titans have to feel like they are playing with house money going into Week 4. The next challenge doesn’t get any easier as the world champion Philadelphia Eagles (Eight months after the Super Bowl, it still seems strange to type that) come to town. Here are some keys for the Titans in what will likely be another uphill challenge.


Two UT professors honored by NSF

Sharani Roy and Sarah Lebeis, faculty members with the University of Tennessee’s College of Arts and Sciences, have both received a National Science Foundation CAREER award.


Stonepeak Ceramics to expand in Crossville

Stonepeak Ceramics, Inc. officials have announced the company will expand and open a new production line at its Crossville facility.


Big Ears Festival announces 2019 lineup

The Big Ears Music Festival returns to historic downtown Knoxville for its eighth edition March 21–24, 2019, continuing what The New York Times describes as “a music festival with a rare vision.” Rolling Stone adds: “A listening experience unlike any other in America.”


High-end buyers get first shot at newest safety, tech trends

Historically, the latest innovations in vehicle technology debut on high-end luxury vehicles. Developing new features is an expensive endeavor, and usually only wealthy shoppers are willing to pay for them.


Your job search window for 2018 is narrowing

It’s less than sixty days until Thanksgiving, which will trigger a slowdown in hiring.


Stalled out in search ranking? Consider PageRank and TrustRank

There are a jaw-dropping 2.3 million internet search queries per minute. How does Google decide which results you see? How can you get your business to the top of the list?