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VOL. 44 | NO. 6 | Friday, February 7, 2020

New speaker with a focus on health care

Crossville’s Sexton also has strong ties to Knoxville area

When Cameron Sexton and Tennessee’s other Republican House members adjourned in May, they probably couldn’t foresee how the raucous drama of that legislative session would dog them through the summer.

GUEST COLUMNIST

Hamilton’s public records destruction is alarming

Hamilton County government has found a new way to prevent access to public records: Get rid of them. It’s not really new. It’s the oldest trick in the book.

BRIEFS

142 businesses protest discrimination in TN

Thirty-five corporations and 107 small businesses released an open letter today opposing discrimination against LGBTQ Tennesseans and calling upon lawmakers to not pursue any further harmful bills this legislative session.

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EVENTS

Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance. The event will feature dinner, drinks, a sweetheart prom theme, photo booth, music by Atlanta’s A-Town A- List and dancing. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Friday, 6:30 p.m. $125 per person; $225 per couple. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information

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SMALL BUSINESS

Exposing a better Valentine option

Intimate photo sessions offer surprising side effect

More than a century ago, some men carried hidden photos of their ladies in various stages of undress.

NEWSMAKERS

ORISE picks group manager

Leigha Humphries has been named group manager for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education office at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans feel 49ers’ pain in Super Bowl loss

The San Francisco 49ers found out in the fourth quarter what the Tennessee Titans already knew –the explosive Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes could only be kept in check for so long before they gained control and won a Super Bowl championship Sunday night in Miami.

UT SPORTS

UT baseball gets helping hand with community outreach

Luc Lipcius is used to getting a few “Go Vols!” when he walks through an airport in his Tennessee gear.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

‘Franchise’ examines link between McDonald’s, race

Your hand is in the bag again. Those french fries you bought aren’t going to make it home. You should’ve bought a double order.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

5 hybrids that might be better deal than gas models

Buying a hybrid in 2020 doesn’t have the same cutting-edge feel that it used to back in the early 2000s. Today, all the hype surrounds the latest electric cars.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to save $3,000 hacking a cross-country trek

Amtrak’s “buy one, get one” spring sale got me started. My teenage daughter and I had used a similar two-for-one deal last year to take an overnight train trip from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon. This year, she wanted to use her spring break to check out colleges in Chicago and the Pacific Northwest.

CAREER CORNER

Get angry! It seems to be the only solution

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately in which companies don’t seem interested in solving customer complaints until the customer gets angry.

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