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VOL. 43 | NO. 43 | Friday, October 25, 2019

Sometimes a loss can be a victory

Former UT swimmer Piper turns political defeat into business wins

It was during her run for a seat on the Knox County Commission in 2008 that Cortney Piper realized she might be cut out to run her own business.

HEALTH CARE

Block grant’s effect on rural hospitals uncertain

How Tennessee’s rural hospitals would fare if the state gets the green light on block-granting some $7.9 billion in federal TennCare matching funds might depend less on the block grant and more on larger trends affecting hospitals – including growth in outpatient surgery and telemedicine.

ETSU, Ballad Health to collaborate on Center for Rural Health Research

Tennessee’s 2019-20 budget includes $1.5 million to establish the Center for Rural Health Research at East Tennessee State University. The center will receive $750,000 per year from the state on a recurring basis. Ballad Health, a health care company serving upper East Tennessee and southwestern Virginia, also will provide $15 million to the center over the next 10 years.

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EVENTS

Halloween in Gatlinburg. Trick or Treat Kick-off Karnival is a family Halloween event. Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Fun for visiting guests and local residents – contests, costumed characters, candy and more await guests who attend this annual Halloween extravaganza. Festival locations will be at Anakeesta Plaza and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza in Gatlinburg. Information

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MUSIC INDUSTRY

An American Classic

Goldsmith book explores Scruggs via ‘Foggy Mountain Breakdown’

Earl Scruggs stood straight. A fledgling banjo player for Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, Scruggs had just paid dearly out of his $60 weekly paycheck to have his pants dry cleaned. He knew if he sat down he’d ruin the crease.

Goldsmith finds success in career detour

This is a story that plays out many times in Music City: So, this musician moves to Nashville … you know how it goes.

UT SPORTS

Former Tennessee football players share stories on podcast

They all gathered in the basement of Copper Cellar in Knoxville to share a good meal and reminisce about old times. The former Tennessee football players were invited there by Barry Rice, the senior director of broadcasting for Tennessee Athletics.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Winston, Mariota never lived up to the 2015 Draft hype

Quarterbacks taken No. 1, No. 2 in first round

Nearly five years ago, the debate was whether Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota would be the better franchise quarterback to lead either the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Tennessee Titans out of the NFL wilderness.

Goal for Bucs game? Don’t let it come down to Parkey’s foot

For one week at least, the switch to Ryan Tannehill sparked the Titans offense, leading them to a 23-20 win against the Chargers. Now, the Titans must see if that can carry over into this week against Tampa Bay.

Week 8 predictions

Titans 24, Bucs 23: It’s hard to have faith in the Titans after one win, but the Bucs aren’t lighting the league on fire, either. The Titans have to get after Jameis Winston and can’t let WR Mike Evans – 27 catches, 464 yards, four touchdowns – beat them down the field.

NEWSMAKERS

Hillcrest employees honored for care

Four staffers at Hillcrest Healthcare won 2019 Grace Healthcare Awards for excellent and compassionate care.

BRIEFS

Afterschool programs reduce arrests

Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas participated in a new national report on afterschool programs that shows juvenile arrests since 2000 have declined 70% while afterschool program participation has increased by more than 50%.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Compact crossover showdown: Kia Soul vs. Jeep Renegade

Sales of subcompact crossover SUVs have surged by 60% during the past few years, Edmunds’ transaction data show.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Will you get the benefits Social Security promises?

The Social Security Administration will happily forecast your future monthly retirement check. Trouble is, it’s often off the mark. Understanding the sometimes-flawed assumptions underlying the estimate can help you make smarter decisions about when to claim your benefit.

CAREER CORNER

How can you interview someone without their resume?

If you’ve interviewed lately, you know the first step of a job interview is a phone screen. After you apply for a job, a recruiter from the company will reach out to you and set up a time to meet.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Vanquish these 5 financial fears

Fear can consume you. The anxiety of the unknown can drive you to pull the blanket over your head, whether you’re worried about a rustling sound outside your bedroom window or that you won’t have enough retirement savings.

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