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VOL. 45 | NO. 36 | Friday, September 3, 2021

Dishing the dirt on top ORNL scientist

Iverson searches for climate change solutions underground

Summer vacations came with a given for Colleen Iversen and her family: Every time they spotted a road cut while driving to their destination, her geologist parents would undoubtedly pull off the busy highway to survey the exposed layers of rock in the ground.

Home Alone ’21: Where is My Person?

It was March 2020, and you thought you’d only be staying at home a few weeks. When weeks turned into months you got a little lonely. So you adopted a dog.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Please adjust your masks to full upright position

While waiting at Gate C7 at the Nashville airport, a thought occurred to me: Might ours turn out to be one of those “unruly passenger gets duct-taped to the seat” kind of flights?

Local Weather
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Knoxville, TN
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Fair
Wind: South at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 72%

EVENTS

Bench & Bar. The Knoxville Bar Association will hold the event Wednesday to recognize the efforts of local judges to keep courts operating safely and efficiently during a pandemic and also offer a chance for judges and lawyers to gather, recognize the mutual commitment to justice, greet old friends, renew acquaintances and celebrate the strength of the bench and bar. 6-9 p.m. The event will be held on the outdoor terrace of the Knoxville Convention Center. Cost is $20 per person before 5 p.m. on Sept. 3 and then $25 per person. Registration deadline is Sept. 7, 5 p.m., and walk-in registration is not permitted. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St., Knoxville. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

‘Next man up’ for Titans needs to be vaccinated

Next man up. It’s a saying the Titans and other NFL teams are fond of using as it relates to injuries and backup players stepping into starting roles once injuries occur.

Good players face reality of roster limits, especially at wide receiver

One thing about the Tennessee Titans that might be different this year than any other in a long time is just how steep the competition has been for roster spots.

Preseason questions remain

With the Titans not having a game until Sept. 12 when host Arizona opens the season, we will wait on the traditional four downs until next week. Instead, this week we will look at four areas of concern heading into the regular season.

NEWSMAKERS

UTMC promotes Shamiyeh to senior vice president, COO

The University of Tennessee Medical Center has announced the promotion of Dr. James Shamiyeh to senior vice president and chief operating officer.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Goodbye to five models being discontinued

Automakers are constantly introducing new models and nameplates to their lineups to meet consumer preferences and to keep their lineup fresh. With that comes the need to cycle older models out.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Bevy of business books to boost your productivity

Business is not one size fits all. The needs of your office are not the same as those of your competitor’s.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Do video games level up children’s money skills?

Every few days, my 8-year-old son, Neal, asks if he can “earn something” on Roblox, a popular online video game platform. That’s his way of suggesting I buy him Robux, the platform’s currency, in exchange for him doing a chore or extra academic assignment.

CAREER CORNER

Work from home not much help to low-wage workers

Working from home has been a benefit that has developed over the last year and a-half. It has allowed us to see that we can work outside of the normal work building and still be productive.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Be ready to work for Labor Day bargains this year

This Labor Day, some Americans will have extra cash on hand for holiday weekend shopping.

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