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VOL. 44 | NO. 45 | Friday, November 6, 2020

Helping girls thrive in time of turbulence

Deal takes Girls Inc. reins as world takes a turn

In some ways, the promotion couldn’t have come at a worse time. In mid-March, a few days after Kirby Deal signed the contract for her new post as executive director of Girls Inc. of Tennessee Valley, the coronavirus outbreak shuttered the usually bustling organization.

NEWSMAKERS

Karns’ Lunsford named state’s top teacher

Kami Lunsford, a music teacher at Karns Middle School in Knoxville, is the 2020-21 Tennessee Teacher of the Year.

BRIEFS

Haslam’s EMBA makes international rankings

The Haslam Executive MBA program at the University of Tennessee’s College of Business is ranked among the Top 100 programs internationally, according to the Financial Times.

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EVENTS

Virtual Impact Awards. The Young Professionals of Knoxville will host a condensed version of the Impact Awards virtually, Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. Two Outstanding Young Professionals, YPK Member of the Year, and Leadership Certificate graduates will be presented. The Impact Award winner will be our keynote speaker. Free and open to members and nonmembers. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

Head coach Vrabel needs better from defensive coordinator Vrabel

Mike Vrabel had the opportunity to go out and find a new defensive coordinator after Dean Pees retired following the Titans loss in the AFC Championship Game.

Can someone, anyone sack a quarterback?

First down: Somebody, anybody – sack the quarterback. Maybe it would just take one and then an avalanche of sacks might occur for the Titans’ defense. Heck, maybe even Jadeveon Clowney or Vic Beasley could touch a quarterback and actually get him down.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

New technology aims for easier, safer driving

Whether it’s a ghostly image that makes objects seemingly disappear or a spectral presence turning the steering wheel, modern cars are loaded with more tricks than a haunted house.

PERSONAL FINANCE

The upside to thinking about when you will die

Social Security’s life expectancy calculator predicts I’ll live to about 86. An insurance company’s version says I should expect to die at 98. A longevity calculator created by actuaries demurs, putting the odds at only 32% that I’ll make it to 95.

CAREER CORNER

2020 has shown us we might not need offices anymore

Has your work changed as a result of the pandemic? If you have a corporate desk job, the answer may very well be no. While where you do your work has changed, the nature of your work has not. You are still focused on the same projects. You’re meeting with the same people. Work is moving ahead.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

A few minimalist tips to maximize the holidays

After spending nearly $2,000 in gifts for her daughter’s first Christmas in 2017, Meg Nordmann knew her holiday strategy had to change.

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