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VOL. 44 | NO. 14 | Friday, April 3, 2020

Home schooling has its limits

Experts: Stick to basics, lower your expectations

From “Classroom to Cloud.” That’s what the Northshore School District of Washington state is calling its shift from in-person to online schooling. The shift occurred after schools were closed to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Second Harvest providing meals for children

Sunnyview Primary principal Sydney Upton knows some of her students will go hungry when they are not in school. Their families rely on the meals provided each day just to make ends meet.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

Smokies-area businesses urged to stop efforts to solicit tourists

Tennessee officials want tourism businesses to stop soliciting tourists in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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EVENTS

Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp Golf Tournament. The seventh annual tournament is scheduled for Holston Hills Country Club. Kesling and Bertelkamp may not commentate on your golfing skills, but they will encourage you to play a round of golf to support a great cause. Helen Ross McNabb Center is a premier, nonprofit provider of behavioral health care in East Tennessee. The Center annually serves 29,000 individuals facing mental health, addiction and social challenges. Information

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BRIEFS

Knoxville’s first responders have enough supplies – for now

Knoxville Police and Fire Departments have distributed Personal Protective Equipment to their front-line first responders that is being used to fight the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Indya Kincannon has announced.

NEWSMAKERS

Boyd named UT System president

Randy Boyd has been named president of the University of Tennessee System, having served as interim president since November 2018.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

5 high-tech vehicles for less than $36,000

Every year brings new technology features in vehicles. Most of them undeniably enhance a vehicle's modern appeal and safety, such as widescreen infotainment displays and safety systems that can automatically help prevent or mitigate accidents.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Giving your adult children your house isn’t a good idea

Adding an adult child to your house deed – or giving them the home outright – might seem like a smart thing to do. It usually isn’t.

CAREER CORNER

Navigating tough transition from military to civilian job market

One question I hear often from readers concerns military transitions. Many members of the military devote the first 20 years of their career to the U.S. Military. Around age 40, they’ll retire and start entirely new careers in the civilian world.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Managing the high cost of infertility

No one plans for infertility. But that doesn't stop it from being a reality for millions of people.

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