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VOL. 40 | NO. 30 | Friday, July 22, 2016

Downtown Knoxville is experiencing a delicious makeover

Downtown Knoxville is in the middle of a delicious makeover, drawing in restaurateurs and investors willing to bet that the town center’s revival is permanent.

Local farmers, restaurants a winning combination

Chefs create new cooking techniques, design original recipes, launch trends and bank on innovation to keep foodies happy.

Grits ready to steal slice of potato’s spotlight

There was a time when a Southern dinner plate wasn’t complete unless it was dressed with a side of potatoes and a piece of bread.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Leaving Durham to voters rewards the disgraced legislator with pension

The Tennessee attorney general’s sexual harassment investigation of Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham dragged halfway through the summer. Now we know why. They had to interview just about every woman on Capitol Hill as a result of Durham’s alleged sexual “fishing” expeditions.

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EVENTS

Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame celebrates sports and serves as a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. Hospitality for the Tuesday event begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony at 7:30. Former Vol football quarterback Heath Shuler will be the featured speaker. $150 per person, $1,400 table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Information: www.bgctnv.org

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Dobbs’ health is priority No. 1 on road to being No. 1

Tennessee’s football team had nine players earn All-SEC preseason honors and got the nod as favorite to win the East Division as SEC Media Days concluded last week in Hoover, Alabama.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Will Mariota’s second season be more Luck or RG3?

The Tennessee Titans’ offensive playbook has been rewritten. The verbiage for calling plays has been edited. The line has been revamped with three new starters.

NEWSMAKERS

Redwine heads Blount Memorial board

Robert Redwine has been re-elected as president of the Blount Memorial Hospital board of directors.

BRIEFS

PSCC earns $3.8M recruitment grant

Pellissippi State Community College has received a $3.8 million workforce development grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Sentra gets more features without higher price

Nissan has given the Sentra richer styling and several new features for 2016 while keeping the price of the fuel-efficient and popular compact sedan nearly the same.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Mapping the DNA of high-performing sales talent

Sales linguistic expert Steve W. Martin reveals in the Harvard Business Review the results of a fascinating study of the commonalities present in high-performance salespeople.

CAREER CORNER

Would you work for free for payoff down the road?

Last week, I had the good fortune to attend a work conference in Chicago. But it wasn’t your average work conference.

I SWEAR

Sitting at my desk, waiting for words to come

“Author’s obstacle.” Twelve letters. Hint: I prefer neither to say nor write the two-word answer.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Spatchcocking? Funny word, good results

Strange word, huh? It was for me, too. I’ve been cooking and reading recipes and articles on food preparation for a long time, but this is the first time I have run across spatchcock.