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VOL. 44 | NO. 10 | Friday, March 6, 2020

A ‘dynamic’ friend to Knoxville’s disabled

Alexander lauded for innovative rec program

After signing up for the University of Tennessee’s popular Koinonia Camp, a weeklong outdoor education program in which interns work with youth with multiple disabilities, Daniel Alexander was paired with a young man with autism who was nonverbal. Until then, Alexander had never interacted with anyone with a cognitive disability other than to say hello if he passed someone in the hallway at school.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Ladder has competition for ‘official state tool’

A preliminary legislative update, with first things first: Tennessee is now officially the Volunteer State.

BRIEFS

Ripley PR gains new client in Bradford White

Maryville-based Ripley PR has been selected as the public relations agency of record by Bradford White Corporation, a 139-year-old, industry-leading manufacturer of commercial, residential and industrial heating solutions and storage applications.

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EVENTS

Spring Schmoozapalooza. The Knoxville Chamber’s event allows attendees to join hundreds of business people to make new business connections. The 2020 spring event will have a Mardi Gras theme. Thursday, 4:30-8 p.m. $5 for members, $10 for non-members and at the door. Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

McLeod’s big leap: Face first landing to SEC title

Carey McLeod has never been about the numbers. In a sport largely dominated by marks and times and records, McLeod values something more.

NEWSMAKERS

UT’s Carruthers named Economics journal editor

The Economics of Education Review has appointed Celeste Carruthers, an associate professor of economics in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, as editor-in-chief.

NASHVILLE SC

Nashville fans make big impression in MLS debut

The first night of Nashville SC soccer was never going to be about what happened on the field. The evening of Feb. 29 in Nissan Stadium was going to always be about history. It was going to be about this unlikely place for a professional soccer team showing Major League Soccer and its fans that it belonged in the big leagues.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How to shop for a low-tech car

New vehicles are more technologically advanced than ever. A car today can mirror your smartphone on its center display screen, warn you of objects in your blind spot, brake on its own in an emergency, adjust the climate control via voice and much more.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Lying as grace? Author breaks down fib culture

“How does it look?” Your client just asked that loaded question, and you don’t know what to do. Truth: it looks awful, but you can’t say so. Feelings will be hurt, so maybe you should fib – but a dishonest answer could make things even worse.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to unlock the debtor’s prison of student loans

Earlier this year, a judge denounced the myth that student loans can’t be erased in bankruptcy court as she excused a Navy veteran from having to pay $221,000 in education debt.

CAREER CORNER

Don’t wait for ‘last straw’ to find your new job

When is the best time to leave your job? Have you ever wondered when you should look?

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Loyalty? What did that credit card ever do for you?

Loyalty is often a good thing, but not in a relationship with your credit card. It’s often better to be like the “distracted boyfriend” from the internet meme and use your wandering eye to see if you can do better.

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