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VOL. 45 | NO. 48 | Friday, November 26, 2021

East TN Children's Hospital CEO finds purpose in tragedy

Loss of nephew guides path to pediatric health care

In early 2007, while finishing his MBA and spinning his wheels about what he wanted to do with his life, Matt Schaefer received the heart-wrenching news that his nephew Malachi had leukemia.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

No need for horse, buggy to take a drive back in time

With COVID concerns and restrictions putting a crimp in the foreign travel to which we aspire, we recently decided instead to take a trip back in time.

NEWSMAKERS

KPD Chief Thomas sets May retirement

Eve Thomas, Knoxville’s chief of police, will retire May 1 after 30 years of service.

Local Weather
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Wind: Southwest at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 73%

EVENTS

Blount Mansion Christmas Party. The Christmas party will be held at both Blount Mansion and the adjacent Craighead-Jackson House, so that attendees can have space to spread out. The event will feature cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and live music with decorations by The Knoxville Garden Club. RSVP by Nov. 22. Thursday, 6-9 p.m. $75 per ticket. Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Ave., Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

In the chips: UT’s Taylor, fans benefit from cookie deal

As soon as the ball nestled into Alontae Taylor’s arms, Robin and Mike Maddux jumped from their seats inside Neyland Stadium and headed for the exits.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Teammates confident in Tannehill bounceback

It was a performance Ryan Tannehill will certainly want to distance himself from as soon as possible.

Byard: ‘We’ll find out what type of team we are’

The Titans’ six-game winning streak crashed with a thud with Sunday’s loss to Houston, extending a curious trend of playing well against the league’s better teams and stumbling against the bottom-feeders like the Texans and the New York Jets.

Titans at Patriots: What to watch

After stubbing their toe against Houston, the Titans now head to New England to face one of the hottest teams in the league in the Patriots.

BRIEFS

General Fusion to open Oak Ridge headquarters

General Fusion Corporation will establish its first U.S. operations in Tennessee, locating its U.S. headquarters in Oak Ridge.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Kia Carnival swings, misses versus Honda Odyssey

If ever there is a vehicle segment ready for a shake-up, it’s the minivans. For three years running, Edmunds’ experts have considered the Honda Odyssey one of the top-rated in the class. The Odyssey set the minivan bar high with supreme versatility, car-like driving and thoughtful features.

PERSONAL FINANCE

3 times you need money advice from a human

You can now manage most aspects of your money without ever consulting another human being. You can budget, borrow, save, invest, buy insurance, prepare your tax return and create a will – among many other tasks – by using apps, websites and software.

How to bounce back after a business fails

For small-business owners, failure isn’t an option – it’s a reality.

CAREER CORNER

Giving Thanks – mostly that we’ve moved past 2020

Thanksgiving of 2020 was a special kind of torture. We’d all been isolated for months, and it didn’t feel safe to be around loved ones yet. The gloom accentuated the early sundowns and the cold nights.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Learning to deal with difficult people at work

The seating chart for the next team-building went up last week, and your jaw’s already clenched.

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