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VOL. 40 | NO. 17 | Friday, April 22, 2016

Robots are taking Tennessee’s jobs

Here’s how the state is helping train the next generation to adapt

MTSU student Nathan Simpkins found the perfect major when the university started its mechatronics engineering program in 2013, a pursuit practically guaranteeing him a high-paying job in an increasingly automated manufacturing industry.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Insure Tennessee: In like a lion, out with a committee

What started with a roar is ending with a whimper. On the first day of the 2016 legislative session, dozens of Insure Tennessee supporters rallied, shouted and sang songs outside the House chamber.

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Third running back emerges to push Hurd, Kamara

Spring practices have concluded for all but one SEC football team (Arkansas), and summer strength and conditioning workouts are right around the corner.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

South Knoxville Trash Run. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host a Trash Run in South Knoxville on Thursday. Participants will meet at Alliance Brewing Company at 1130 Sevier Avenue at 5:30 p.m. and the run will kick off at 6. There is a suggested donation of $5 to participate. The Trash Run is a non-competitive fun run and litter pickup for runners/walkers of all ages. There is no designated route for the event; rather, participants are encouraged to spend an hour running or walking and collecting litter in the area. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will provide maps, gloves, bags, and litter-pickers. Celebrate the Trash Run afterwards at Alliance Brewing Company. Information: www.keepknoxvillebeautiful.org

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DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Summitt’s legacy tarnished? Don’t be ridiculous

When Tyler Summitt resigned as women’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech due to what was termed an “inappropriate relationship,” those in a rush for judgment suggested it tarnished his mother’s legacy.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans increase odds for draft success with trade

Jon Robinson has played his trump card and might have ended much of the suspense Titans fans were anticipating in this year’s draft.

NEWSMAKERS

Haslam Scholars finalists named

The 2016 Haslam Scholars Program finalists have been announced and several East Tennessee high school students were included.

BRIEFS

Pinnacle Business Awards finalists named

The Knoxville Chamber has announced its 24 finalists for the 12th annual 2016 Pinnacle Business Awards.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Last Scion-branded iA sedan is inexpensive, sporty

The Scion brand is going away, but there’s still time to get a 2016 iA, an inexpensive sedan with impressive handling, top fuel mileage and surprising standard features.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Trick your brain into being more productive

Your co-worker might have super powers. He does more in a morning than you do in a day and a-half.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Making a great impression – in the blink of an eye

In “Blink: The Power to Think Without Thinking,” acclaimed author Malcolm Gladwell addresses first impressions. His book doesn’t come from the angle of how to make great first impressions – a genuine smile, firm handshake, pressed clothing and all those tips we’ve turned into habits over the years.

CAREER CORNER

Employers want to know what you can do on Day 1

A friend called me recently with a question I was not expecting: “Why is it that all the resumes I get from recent college graduates are packed with their leadership experience? I don’t care about that. I want to know what they can really do for my company, workwise. What are their skills?”

I SWEAR

What? Rudolph never lived at the North Pole?

This column is about Rudolph, the reindeer with the red nose. Or, rather, the literature via which he was created. I heard that it all started in a department store. Could this be true?

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Breakfast the healthiest meal? That depends

According to researchers (the people who test hundreds of other people to tell us what is best for us, even though we might never be tested, nor will we ever know anyone who was tested), breakfast is the healthiest and best meal for us in the day.

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