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VOL. 46 | NO. 20 | Friday, May 20, 2022

‘They told me there was a lawyer out here’

Attorney Ursula Bailey still breaking down barriers

Rolling an oversized briefcase and dressed to the nines in a suit she’d worn to court that day, attorney Ursula Bailey arrived at a local jail where she waited to visit her client in a room with two other people: An older white man sporting a trout cap and a bail bondswoman finishing her paperwork at a table in the corner.

HEALTH CARE

How long since you’ve seen your doctor?

Time passed differently in the pandemic, the days moving slowly and the years were flying past. Many of the usual “bookmarks” of time – celebrations, events and milestones – were canceled.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

A city headed in the wrong direction or going too fast?

In 2015, the first year of the Vanderbilt Poll, 72% of respondents said Nashville was headed in the right direction.

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EVENTS

Goldens in the Park. Adopt a Golden Knoxville will hold the event and welcome golden retrievers or other four-legged pups and the public to Marble Hall at Lakeshore Park for an evening of live music, food and beer trucks, activities and games for children, adults and dogs. Thursday, 5-8 p.m. $10 per person. Lakeshore Park, 6410 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

One more time: UT softball players Ayala, Morgan make most of extra year

Amanda Ayala and Ashley Morgan weren’t ready to stop playing softball or leave the University of Tennessee. They loved the sport, their teammates and the school too much to walk away.

NEWSMAKERS

ISM picks Murphy for Richter scholarship

The Institute for Supply Management has selected the 2022 recipients of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship, including Jenna Murphy of University of Tennessee.

BRIEFS

Haslam College honors Holcomb’s legacy

The University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business Department of Supply Chain Management recently honored Mary Holcomb, who died last year, with a plaque honoring her career, service and compassion.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Acura MDX vs. Audi Q7: It depends on what you value

Acura launched its MDX three-row luxury SUV more than 20 years ago, and a redesigned fourth-generation model has arrived for 2022. It features a sleeker design, a more spacious cabin and a new range-topping Type S trim.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Learn your parents’ financial plans ASAP

My mom died at age 61, when I was 31. Seeing her headstone in a field of others smacked me with a brutal, if obvious fact: Everyone, including everyone’s parents, will die.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Too many weddings? Here’s how to afford going – or not

It’s a banner year for weddings, with industry experts at the Wedding Report predicting more than 2.5 million couples will tie the knot – a 40-year high. But you might find your finances aren’t quite ready to take on the costs associated with being a wedding guest or a guest at multiple weddings.

How to reduce taxes when you sell your home

Home values have been soaring, but the amount of home sale profit you can shelter from taxes has not.

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