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VOL. 45 | NO. 31 | Friday, July 30, 2021

‘That is who Kara Finger is’

Wesley House executive director leads by setting compassionate example

Kara Finger was only 19 when she volunteered to mentor a “Little” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. “I had no idea, honestly, what I was getting myself into,” Finger, now 36, admits. “I wanted a little sister. I have an older brother and we are really close and I just thought it would be really fun to have a younger sibling to hang out with and spend time with.”

TENNESSEE TITANS

How many coaches does it take to change a defense?

The optimism that surrounds the Tennessee Titans as training camp 2021 opens is no doubt centered on the addition of wide receiver Julio Jones to what was one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses in 2020.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Nothing is black and white when discussing race

Two opposite schools of thought compete when it comes to the topic of race in America. One holds that we should talk about it a lot because of the corrosive and continuing impact of racism in our society.

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EVENTS

A Celebration at Lakeshore Park. East Tennessee Community Design Center will hold its annual fundraising event Wednesday at Marble Hall in Lakeshore Park. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the program at 7:30 p.m. East Tennessee Community Design Center’s vision of Better Co mmunities by Design is showcased in Lakeshore Park, and the event will celebrate the park’s revitalization and the community members involved. The art auction will be displayed in Marble Hall, and the gardens will host ample opportunities for games and gathering for all ages. Attire is business casual or dressy. Lakeshore Park, 6410 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville. Information

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NEWSMAKERS

KPD officers, staff honored for 2020 work

The Knoxville Police Department recently recognized its top employees for 2020.

BRIEFS

Kairos brings low-power reactor to Oak Ridge

Kairos Power, a privately funded, advanced nuclear engineering company, will establish a low-power demonstration reactor in Oak Ridge.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Buyer’s remorse: Can I please return the car I just bought?

With car prices at record highs and inventory getting thinner, shoppers might be tempted to rush through a deal this summer without giving it much thought. But what happens if you later have buyer’s remorse, whether it be from too high of a car payment or realizing your new car isn’t actually what you wanted?

PERSONAL FINANCE

More to retirement than being financially secure

Most advice about retirement planning focuses on how to save enough money to replace your paycheck.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Growing investment strategies in backyard garden

Soil, sun, water and seed: The ingredients of a garden are simple, but the final product is never guaranteed. Willing a plot of land into a vibrant state of bloom takes intention, know-how and no small amount of trial and error.

CAREER CORNER

No, don’t tell anyone you’re interviewing

Can you keep a secret? “Three can keep a secret,” Benjamin Franklin said, “if two of them are dead.”

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