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VOL. 45 | NO. 13 | Friday, March 26, 2021

A champion for Knoxville’s young children

CCK executive director goes ‘above and beyond’ for her kids

The 2-year-old who came to the Children’s Center of Knoxville from a chaotic home in 2012 – the same year Brittny Carroll-Wells was hired as family services coordinator – refused to comply with routine or structure.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Baseball glove is the sweetest smell of spring

Baseball and I are celebrating our 60th anniversary together this year, dating back to when I first put on a cap and T-shirt for the Staples Athletics in Moss Point, Mississippi.

NEWSMAKERS

ORNL names Sun associate lab director

Xin Sun is the new associate laboratory director for the Energy Science and Technology Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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EVENTS

Muse for All Luncheon. The Muse Knoxville will hold its eighth annual scholarship luncheon to raise money for its programs. The Muse for All fund provides an essential resource for early-childhood education and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) enrichment. All funds raised allow Muse Knoxville to offer educational programming and exhibits to children regardless of economic, physical or social barriers at no cost. Muse Knoxville is a nonprofit children’s science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) museum located in Chilhowee Park and the West Town Mall in East Tennessee. Attire is business or business casual. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville. Information

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BRIEFS

490 BioTech wins PYA’s Ballard award

PYA, a certified public accounting and professional services firm, has awarded Knoxville’s 490 BioTech the inaugural Tom Ballard Innovation Award.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Midsize SUV luxury: Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Genesis GV80

The new 2021 GV80 SUV is the latest vehicle from Genesis, a spinoff luxury brand from Hyundai. Packed with premium features and innovative technology, the GV80 is an intriguing rival to established midsize luxury SUVs.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Will you really run out of money in retirement?

Many U.S. households retire without enough money to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living. Once retired, though, people often reduce their spending enough to make their money last, finds a recent study by David Blanchett, head of retirement research at Morningstar, and Warren Cormier, executive director of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association’s Retirement Research Center.

CAREER CORNER

Stay true to you; others will see value of your style

It’s amazing how someone says something when you’re young that doesn’t make sense until you’re older.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Home is where gender bias, balance issues need fix

No matter how modern opposite-sex couples can be in their views on equality, old habits die hard. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this abundantly clear to parents who already struggled to find balance.

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