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VOL. 43 | NO. 50 | Friday, December 13, 2019

Chilean Gomez finds home at McClung

Happy for chance to ‘give back’ to US for opportunities it has provided him, family

The orange tie had hung in Claudio Gomez’s closet for many years, occasionally brightening a traditional suit. So when it came time to pack for the flight from his native Chile to Knoxville in April, he asked his wife, Paulina, if she thought it was a good idea for him to wear it to his job interview at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture on the University of Tennessee campus.

BRIEFS

Brooks sets Neyland concert sales record

Garth Brooks’ Nov. 16 concert broke a Neyland Stadium record for concert sales. The seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year was the first to perform a concert at Neyland in 16 years and nearly 84,000 tickets were sold.

NEWSMAKERS

Kingsport celebrates small business entrepreneurs

The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship has nominated eight individuals as part of its 25th anniversary KOSBE awards.

Local Weather
Currently
Knoxville, TN
60.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southeast at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 48%

EVENTS

Knoxville Mayor and City Council Installation. Knoxville’s new mayor, Indya Kincannon, and four new members of City Council, Lynne Fugate, Janet Testerman, Amelia Parker and Charles Thomas, will be sworn in. The ceremony will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bijou Theatre with a reception to follow at the East Tennessee History Center. Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Pavon still finding fun, success in 20th year as Lady Vols golf coach

Judi Pavon wasn’t sure what she wanted to do in life once her golfing career ended. As the University of Alabama senior was flying to Stanford to compete in the NCAA individuals in 1989, she asked Crimson Tide coach Betty Palmer if she thought she might enjoy the coaching profession.

TENNESSEE TITANS

The science of perfect placekick hold

It seems like one of the simplest jobs in football, but in reality it involves physics, geometry and even some meteorology to do it right.

More Tannehill, more Henry, maximum pressure on Watson

The Tennessee Titans (8-5) have played themselves into a big game this Sunday against the Houston Texans, who also are 8-5. A win would place the Titans in first place in the AFC South with two games remaining and give them a chance to win the division for the first time since 2008.

Titans should top Texans, claim lead in AFC South

Titans 31, Texans 27: Could the Titans actually be a bona fide contender? The answer is yes if they can find a way to defeat the Texans. The Titans have to guard against big plays, but if they can contain the heroics of Deshaun Watson and continue riding the hot tandem of Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill, they can pull this off.

VANDERBILT SPORTS

‘He never misses’: VU’s Nesmith a 3-point machine

Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse watched in amazement as Aaron Nesmith kept making 3-pointers during a shooting drill at practice.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Pros, cons of buying outgoing car model vs. redesign

The end of the calendar year can be an exciting time for new-car buyers. Many vehicles have been redesigned and are packed with the latest technology. However, the outgoing models are still on dealer lots and likely to be discounted steeply by makers and dealers looking to meet year-end goals.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Think twice before buying ‘Cheaters Always Win’

Honesty is the best policy, isn’t that what your mother always said? You hate when people lie to you, so you shouldn’t lie to them – although, as you’ll see in the new book “Cheaters Always Win: The Story of America” by J.M. Fenster, you wouldn’t be the first to do so.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How employers help workers save for rainy days

Everyone needs a rainy-day fund. Your financial health depends on it, and your employer could help you build one.

CAREER CORNER

Get ready for the new year new job rush

The race will be on in less than three weeks. Are you ready? You might wonder what race I’m talking about. It’s the most important races of your life. The race to your dream job.

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