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VOL. 41 | NO. 12 | Friday, March 24, 2017

Knox Makers leaving mark

Community workshop unleashes creativity

“Makers” often start honing their crafts early – even before they realize they have special gifts. It all started for Don Sell in 1968 when, as a sixth grader, he helped his father build the family home in Warren, Ohio.

Members reveal interests, how they got started

Meet the Makers: thumbnail sketches of some of the 99 people who make up the eclectic Knox Makers membership.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Trump: Next Old Hickory or carnival barker

For those who ignore the news – fake or otherwise – Donald Trump won the presidency last November. While he didn’t capture a majority of the vote, he did win the electoral vote, causing many detractors to call for the elimination of this outdated voting method.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Imagination Library of Knox County’s Under the Big Top. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County will host this event to benefit the organization, which provides books for children. The event, called “Under the Big Top,” will feature carnival-themed games, food and drinks, entertainment and a live auction. Thursday, 6:30- 9:30 p.m. $100 per ticket; $1,000, table of 10. Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information: www.bit.ly/ImaginationLibraryKnoxCounty

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DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

The winner isn’t always a winner in UT QB battles

The time has come to write a new chapter of Tennessee Vols football. Which quarterback is going to write it?

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Reflecting on UT's 2017 recruiting class, looking ahead to 2018

Recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program, and the cycle never ends.

Barnes asks Vols: ‘How much does this really mean to you?’

Two weeks into March Madness, and the Tennessee men’s basketball team is back into the school routine.

NEWSMAKERS

Weeed Science Society elects 2 UT professors

Scott Senseman and Larry Steckel were recently elected to offices with the Weed Science Society of America, a national scientific organization.

BRIEFS

Publication rates UT Law at 57th

U.S. News & World Report has announced its latest law school rankings, placing the University of Tennessee College of Law at

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Porsche Macan: An SUV that drives like a sports car

The Macan, Porsche’s smallest SUV, is more affordable and more fuel efficient for 2017 and is stocked with more standard equipment, including a rearview camera.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Writer makes it up as she goes on Obama’s team

Your boss is a VIP: a Very Important Person. Nothing gets done without approval from the Executive Suite and nothing is unnoticed.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Survival lessons from company that once had it all

When Palm Computing was in its heyday, many analysts thought they couldn’t be beaten. They had technology coveted by the market and an internal culture – dubbed Zen of Palm – which employees described as the best they’d ever experienced.

CAREER CORNER

Prioritizing time to find next job

When you’re truly unhappy in your current job, a new one can’t get here fast enough. Having to drag yourself to the office each day can be the worst.

FAMILY TRAVEL

The art of Italy might require advance reservations

“The Last Supper” is billed as one of Leonardo da Vinci’s great masterpieces, and it’s housed in Milan’s Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. I didn’t know this until recently thumbing through the Milan entry in a guidebook to Italy. But when I mentioned it to my wife, she demanded it make our itinerary when we are in Milan for about 24 hours this summer.