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VOL. 46 | NO. 19 | Friday, May 13, 2022

‘Fierce, funny’ Couch handed historic task

Working to alter United Way’s community service blueprint

Brewton Brownlow Couch’s favorite part of the job as chief strategy officer for United Way of Greater Knoxville is simple – at least for her.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Dome alone? No, it takes more to land Super Bowl

Several years ago, city and state leaders discussing the future of the Nashville sports landscape during the 2020s had one key question: Could Nashville host a Super Bowl. The really short answer was “no” and for two very simple reasons: Not enough hotels and the lack of a stadium that could accommodate such a mammoth undertaking.

Nashville ‘a roof away’ from other major events

If the Titans build an enclosed stadium and Nashville someday hosts a Super Bowl, rest assured the Music City hospitality industry is confident it can handle the crowds that come with such events.

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EVENTS

Friends of the Smokies’ Greenbrier Barn Party. The event is an annual fundraiser for Friends of the Smokies. The event, now in its 20th year, raises money for education, preservation and wildlife management programs in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event includes cocktails, silent and live auctions and dinner. $300 per ticket. Friday at The Barn at Emerts Cove, 506 Emerts Cove Road, Pittman Center. Information

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JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Well, at least legislators helped protect dogs

The best spin that can be put on the recently completed legislative session is that it could have been worse. Especially for those who indulge in plant-based mind-altering products. More on that later, but first, a big thumbs-up:

UT SPORTS

‘Invincible’ Vol baseball team gets a wakeup from UK

Being humbled isn’t such a bad thing in college baseball, especially if it happens in May instead of June.

NEWSMAKERS

UT selects 10 undergrad Torchbearers

Ten seniors have been named as Torchbearers, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s highest undergraduate honor.

BRIEFS

UT earns Strengths for Students honor

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been named one of two recipients of the 2022 Don Clifton Strengths for Students Award.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Two with two: Grand Cherokee vs. Passport

Upgrading from a compact to a midsize SUV doesn’t need to include a third row. Small families and empty nesters who want a bit more versatility can enjoy a midsize crossover’s cabin volume without the need to stow or store unused seats.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Flight attendants, teamsters and a fight for equality

Your backside barely fits. There’s not much wiggle room, but you’re grateful for the seat.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Dealing with death? There’s an app to help you prepare

Before the pandemic, entrepreneurs Liz Eddy and Alyssa Ruderman had trouble getting venture capitalists to invest Lantern, their end-of-life planning app. Potential business partners were skeptical, as well.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Tips for saving on family travel without stressing out

My family didn’t travel much when I was a kid, but when we did, my parents jumped through hoops to cut costs.

CAREER CORNER

Congrats college graduates – now get busy on job search

This is a big month. Graduates are emerging from college after spending more than two years in a pandemic. Can you imagine what it would have been like to spend your junior and senior years of college being isolated and learning via Zoom? I can’t. Hats off to the graduates who have pulled through this tough time.

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