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VOL. 39 | NO. 17 | Friday, April 24, 2015

Will McGhee Tyson expansion lure Southwest?

With some of the preliminary work out of the way, the ambitious airfield reconstruction project at Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport could begin in earnest as early as August.

New Oak Ridge airport awaits review by DOE

For years, area business leaders and aviation enthusiasts have advocated the need for a general aviation airport in Oak Ridge to complement commercial air service provided by McGhee Tyson Airport, the largest commercial airport in East Tennessee.

VIEW FROM THE HILL

Lessons of Bible lost in lack of health care debate

Tennessee’s legislators spent hours this session arguing over guns and whether to pass a law making the Bible the state book of Tennessee.

Local Weather
Today
Knoxville, TN
59°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 51%

EVENTS

Knoxville Council, Beer Board. Meeting of Knoxville Beer Board, today, 6 p.m., and City Council, 7 p.m. Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. Information: cityofknoxville.org.

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UT SPORTS

Kelly, Berry battle for safety spot in legacy showdown

Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Several reasons for Titans not to take Mariota

As the NFL Draft edges ever closer, the Tennessee Titans appear to hold the key.

NEWSMAKERS

Tennova honors top hospital employees

Tennova Healthcare has named its annual employees of the year for the health system’s seven East Tennessee hospitals.

BRIEFS

Pinnacle Business Awards finalists named

The Knoxville Chamber has announced its finalists for the 2015 Pinnacle Business Award, the 11th year for the honors.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Lexus steps from comfort zone with sporty coupe

The latest from luxury automaker Lexus is an audacious-looking sport coupe that turns heads and challenges long-held stereotypes of Lexus cars as sedate, plush rides.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Fit to be Tyed: The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

Your broker thinks your portfolio needs more diversification. Take a little out of metals, he says, put it into tech. Move money from here, put it there. Sell manufacturing, buy oil. You hope that’s sound advice but you’ve noticed that he never uttered a word about stuffed animals. That’s a good thing, as you’ll see in “The Great Beanie Baby Bubble” by Zac Bissonnette.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Spokesperson offers your business a bigger voice

Partnering with a brand spokesperson is a strategy for giving a larger voice to your message and allowing the positive feelings the market has for that spokesperson to transfer to your brand.

I SWEAR

When is the law that is the law not the law?

Once again, as Eli swung around the dark trees and onto the lawn, the children fled.” Philip Roth, in “Eli, the Fanatic” (1959).

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Coocoo for coconut

One day not long ago, I was strolling leisurely through my favorite health food market. I wasn’t in any particular hurry, so I was able to stop and check out a few things instead of doing my usual hectic run-through, picking up only what was on my quickly scribbled list.