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VOL. 45 | NO. 14 | Friday, April 2, 2021

From Alaska to Yellowstone to back home

Knoxville native Hall follows picturesque path back to Smokies

One day during her five-year tenure at Yellowstone National Park, emergency program manager Liz Hall was dispatched to a tiny town in Cooke City, Montana, in the northeast corner of the park’s jurisdiction. When the rescue team arrived at the site, they discovered a snowmobile rider who had sustained multiple, traumatic injuries in the steep, snowy terrain.

Celebrate spring with Dogwood Arts events

The Dogwood Arts, Knoxville’s annual spring festival, is underway with a mixture of in-person and virtual events.

AUTO RACING

Bristol avoided the mess most feared for a dirt race

BRISTOL (AP) — The pandemic gave NASCAR an overdue opportunity to break from the way things had always been done in the sport.

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EVENTS

Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. The Junior Achievement event annually recognizes individuals for their contributions to the East Tennessee business community. The inductees will be Patricia Bible, president and CEO of KaTom Restaurant Supply; Joseph Landsman, president and CEO of University Health System, Inc. (UHS); and Frank Rothermel, president and 50% stockholder of Denark Construction. The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner and awards program. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information

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NEWSMAKERS

Bennett steps down; Ellestad named interim

Dick Bennett, longtime professor and director of the Stoneking engage Engineering Fundamentals program at the University of Tennessee, is leaving the position.

BRIEFS

UT makes list of best graduate schools

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has multiple graduate programs highly ranked in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings report released today—enough to earn a U.S. News Best Graduate Schools designation.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Get the right vehicle for your towing needs

You might be thinking about hitting the road this spring with a new SUV or truck and pulling a trailer or toy hauler. But figuring out what kind of vehicle to get without overspending can be a confusing process.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Overburdened IRS won’t be much help this tax season

Getting help from the IRS this tax season is going to be a challenge.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

There’s a reason (many) why family businesses fail

They say not to take work home with you.

CAREER CORNER

You’ll learn more in college than by taking year(s) off

Should high school seniors go straight to college or enter the workforce first? This can feel like a difficult question as young people face such big decisions.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Recovering from COVID-19? Here’s how to handle the financial hit

Testing and vaccination for the coronavirus is free thanks to laws passed last year. Treatment isn’t, however, and may be about to get more expensive.

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