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VOL. 38 | NO. 37 | Friday, September 12, 2014

Babies & Boomers: As young Vols prep for OU, an old Vol still believes UT topped Sooners in ’68 Orange Bowl

University of Tennessee quarterback Dewey “Swamp Rat” Warren stood on the field during a timeout with a few seconds left in the Jan. 1, 1968 Orange Bowl.

Young Vols face long odds at Oklahoma

Two games into the 2014 season, and it’s time for the University of Tennessee to play some big-boy football.

Coverage gap leaves Tennessee hospitals on life support

Four rural hospitals have closed and dozens are at risk of shuttering: That’s the fallout, some say, from Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision not to join the Affordable Care Act in 2013 and tap into millions in promised federal funds for Tennessee’s financially-strapped health care institutions.

Unintended consequences: ER visits increase

Hospital officials have been pushing for the state to expand Medicaid health care coverage for thousands of Tennessee’s poorest citizens, despite two significant and related concerns:

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Community TV Meeting. Knoxville’s Community Television meets Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., Community TV offices, 808 State St, Knoxville.

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Titans are buying what new coaches selling

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans did what few believed they could do when they went into Kansas City and dominated the Chiefs on Sunday.


Kramer Rayson attorneys honored

Thirteen attorneys from Knoxville law firm Kramer Rayson have been named to the Best Lawyers of America 2015 publication:


Grads shouldn’t settle for lower-level jobs

When I talk with millennials who have recently graduated from college, one thing is clear: They’re struggling to figure out what exactly to do next.


Close the deal with successful follow-up meeting

Considering how hard salespeople have to work to land meetings with a prospective customers, it’s surprising how little effort is typically put into the follow-up with that prospect after the meeting.


Woeful period for US markets

September 8, 2014, S&P 2000 = 11 + 4 percent + 11 percent + 1.5 percent + 2.5 percent. The last five years have been consistently wonderful for the U.S. markets. Over the time period, the S&P 500 has advanced more than 17 percent annually. Only four bull markets (advances uninterrupted by a 20 percent decline) have lasted longer and returned more. What has this bull been eating?


The best education comes from traveling

The following message might not be for proponents of formal classroom education.


Avoiding the dangers of a growing business

Your start-up days are long behind you.


Go back and turn on those Friday Night Lights

A football spirals in slow motion across the Texas sky. The state championship hangs in the balance. Spoiler alert: If you’ve not watched “Friday Night Lights,” go watch it – all 76 episodes – and then return.


You say Timballo, I say Timbale

I don’t profess to be a great Italian cook for a good reason – I’m not Italian. However, you don’t necessarily have to be Italian to whip up some great tasting dishes that can really fool your diners into thinking you’re one excellent Italian cook.