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VOL. 46 | NO. 3 | Friday, January 21, 2022

Lady Vols season has familiar ring

Team, coach reminding many in the sport of prior Summits

As Rae Burrell limped off the court in the Tennessee women’s basketball season opener, many expected the team’s chances of a strong start to also be sidelined. But not only did the Lady Vols still win games, they reclaimed an identity and vaulted back into the national consciousness while climbing the rankings.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Redistricting has never been about fairness, equality

Fact: What goes around, comes around. Shortly after his first inauguration in 2009, while meeting with Republican congressional leaders, President Barack Obama suggested their proposals for changing his economic proposals wouldn’t carry much weight.

NEWSMAKERS

UT professors earn $3.7M education grant

University of Tennessee professors Tara Moore, Zoi Traga-Philippakos and Kristen Secora will receive a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs to provide doctoral-level training for future researchers and preparers of special education personnel.

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EVENTS

Evergreen Ball. The annual celebration of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its supporters with Friends of the Smokies. The event features cocktails; dinner; silent and live auctions; and live music. Venue and additional details to come. Saturday. Friends of the Smokies. Information

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NONPROFITS

American dream: A Doll to reflect her unique story

The gift came in the mail at just the right time.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Shopping for a car this year will not be the same

2021 was an unusual year for the automotive industry. While customer demand for new cars rebounded from the economic uncertainty of 2020, automakers found themselves unable to meet that demand because of semiconductor chip shortages and supply chain problems.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans run against grain in playoffs

Old-school attack vs. talented young quarterbacks

The Tennessee Titans are a different breed – an outlier, if you will.

Bengals at Titans: What to watch

The Titans are in the playoffs with the No. 1 seed, meaning they won’t have to leave Nissan Stadium until the Super Bowl if they take care of business.

Playoff predictions

The NFL is done with Wild Card Weekend and on to the final eight teams vying for spots in this year's Super Bowl:

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to get more joy out of giving to good causes

We might think spending money on ourselves will make us happier than spending it on someone else. That belief can make it hard to carve money out of our budgets to give to good causes.

CAREER CORNER

Now is the time to have that conversation about pay

One of the hot topics in the news right now is pay. It’s about time, right? There are many people who have been making the same pay for years. Employers believe we’re lucky to have a job at all. We’re told we should be happy to receive 2% each year.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Surviving your employees’ shift to remote working

At least the commute is better. That’s what you tell yourself every morning: 15 steps from bed to office is better than 15 miles. You’ve been working from home now for nearly two years and you’re waffling. Will it be like this forever and, if so, is that good?

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