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VOL. 44 | NO. 7 | Friday, February 14, 2020

Always a radio person at heart

Regina Dean celebrates 40 years in the business, 25 years at WUOT

In the 1980s, while working at Little Rock School District public radio station KLRE/KUAR, Regina Dean invited the local “colorful” sheriff to a 30-minute on-air interview conducted by area high school newspaper editors.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Twisting religion to fit argument against refugees

It’s worrisome when officials try to turn their private religious principles into public policy. Turns out it can also be worrisome when they ignore those principles.

NEWSMAKERS

BBBS honor Forry, Ladd for their work as mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee has named Dianne Forry and Tyler Ladd as its mentors of the year.

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EVENTS

Cookie Creations. The Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians will hold its annual fundraiser to officially kick off the cookie season. The event is an adult evening of food and fun with sweet and savory cookie-inspired dishes paired with Tennessee libations from Balter Beerworks, Cade’s Cove Winery and Sugarlands Distillery, and music by The Crawdaddy Jones Trio featuring Michael Crawley. This event is for guests 21 and older. Thursday, 6-9 p.m. $75 per person. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Vols’ No. 10 recruiting class still seventh-best in SEC

Emblematic of their 2019 season, the Tennessee Vols made a strong closing run to complete their 2020 recruiting class.

VANDERBILT SPORTS

Lee tackles history, VU program in disarray as interim athletic director

Candice Storey Lee has professed a burning passion for Vanderbilt and its athletics department, a fervor that has flamed for a quarter-century since she played for the women’s basketball team, and she fully understands the significance of her new role at the university and in college sports.

BRIEFS

Knoxville good home for filmmakers

Knoxville has been named one of MovieMaker’s “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker’’ in 2020, ranking seventh out of 10 smaller cities and towns.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Which Vrabel will we see directing the defense?

The Tennessee Titans and coach Mike Vrabel have finalized the coaching staff for 2020 with two intriguing moves.

Titans have enough cap room to sign Henry, Tannehill, more

The two biggest questions the Tennessee Titans face as they head into the offseason are their plans are for running back Derrick Henry and quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Buying a light duty truck? You might want diesel option

Once exclusive to heavy-duty pickup trucks, diesel-powered engines have recently come to full-size light-duty trucks, as well. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 are among the most popular vehicles sold in America, and each one now offers a diesel engine.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to navigate your most dangerous decade

Losing a job is almost always traumatic. Job loss in your 50s can be devastating – and devastatingly common.

CAREER CORNER

Love it or leave it: Ditch that Sunday night dread

In this month of love, we spend some of our time reflecting on those who are special in our lives. It’s also a great time to reflect on our job and whether or not we love doing it.

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