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VOL. 38 | NO. 47 | Friday, November 21, 2014

Rogero talks ‘smart growth,’ state of Democratic politics in Tennessee

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero became the first woman to hold that office when she won the election in 2011.

UT SPORTS

Just when we started to feel good about UT football

KNOXVILLE – All seemed so right for the University of Tennessee’s football team for 36 hours or so after last Saturday’s 50-16 victory over Kentucky at Neyland Stadium.

NEWSMAKERS

Veteran Oak Ridge researcher lauded for mentoring

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently held its 2014 annual Awards Night, honoring employees in a variety of categories.

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EVENTS

Tellabration. The World Wide Celebration of Storytelling. Friday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Hall, Graystone Presbyterian, 139 Woodlawn, Knoxville. Smoky Mountain Storytellers. Information: www.smokymountaintellers. 865 429-1783865 429-1783.

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BRIEFS

Hawaiian Tropic’s Rice receives alumni award

Hawaiian Tropic Founder Ron Rice, a 1964 University of Tennessee alumnus, returns to campus this week to talk to students, meet with alumni and receive an Accomplished Alumni Award.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Remember when Titans had home-field advantage?

There really are two ways to look at the remainder of the Tennessee Titans 2014 season and how the bleak present could affect the uncertain future of this franchise.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Kia’s ‘Soulful’ first electric car

Finally, there is an all-electric car for people who thought they would never want one.

Automakers debut key models at L.A. Auto Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One out of every 10 new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year was purchased in California. So it’s no wonder automakers save some of their most important introductions for the Los Angeles Auto Show.

FAMILY TRAVEL

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Be prepared for stress

Do you plan on traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday? You’re not alone. Airlines for America has projected 24.6 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Little devices now giant player in online retail

2014 marked the first year mobile Internet usage surpassed desktop, which is no doubt why a recent Forrester Research study predicts sales from consumers shopping on mobile phones will increase to $38 billion this year.

CAREER CORNER

Secrets to a successful career transition from military

Veterans Day served as a reminder of how important it is to honor our military personnel. It also was a reminder of a problem many former military members face: underemployment.

THE WORLDLY INVESTOR

Dollar, S&P Levels Point to 1996

As trading becomes more mechanized, investors must consider not only market fundamentals but also what‘s driving the algorithms. With the proliferation of ETFs, less analysis occurs at the security level, and more analysis occurs on the technical level.

I SWEAR

Judge, Nashville songwriter score on soundtrack

Ten years ago this month, as I was immersing myself into the nuances of cruciverbalism – the art of writing crosswords – these lines came to me:

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Zero to zero? Rethinking diet soda addiction

Here’s some disturbing news. I’ve heard it before, and ignored it, but now I’m hearing it so much, I figure something about it must be true.