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VOL. 43 | NO. 18 | Friday, May 3, 2019

Knoxvillians test crowded field of energy foods

For millennia, people have sought their fortune by pursuing the alchemist’s dream of turning lead into gold.

EDUCATION

Trustees approve Plowman's selection as Tennessee chancellor

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's Board of Trustees has approved the selection of Donde Plowman as chancellor for the university's Knoxville campus.

New UT chancellor will be highest-paid in school history

The University of Tennessee System has selected Donde Plowman as the ninth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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EVENTS

Go Red For Women Luncheon. The event brings a voice to heart disease, a silent killer of women, to help save lives and encourage everyone to talk to doctors and spread the word to friends and the community about taking action. Red attire is encouraged. The event includes breakout events and a luncheon. Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm, 9133 Hunter Valley Lane, Knoxville. Information

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JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

New anti-litter campaign tosses aside punishment

Capital punishment is perhaps too harsh a penalty for litterbugs – emphasis on “perhaps.”

UT SPORTS

Early Olympic moment leads UT’s Jefcoat to record heights

Hannah Jefcoat’s belly was barely over the bar when she began screaming with joy. The University of Tennessee sophomore knew she had broken the 13-year-old program record for the women’s outdoor pole vault.

NEWSMAKERS

Oak Ridge native wins Pulitzer for debut opera

Ellen Reid, an Oak Ridge native, has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for music with her debut opera, “p r i s m.’’

BRIEFS

Protomet’s $30M expansion on track

Protomet Corporation’s $30 million expansion in Loudon County at the former Maremont production plant is nearing completion.

SPORTS

Former Lady Vol hopes to flip Lipscomb’s fortunes

Lauren Sumski proved she could rebuild quickly at Rhodes. Now, she’ll try to do the same thing at Lipscomb University.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans hope draft enthusiasm carries into season

The NFL Draft has come and gone from Nashville, taking with it the elaborate stage, celebrity guests and an estimated 600,000 visitors to downtown over its three-day run.

First pick moved by Strunk, Titans’ confidence

When the Tennessee Titans took Jeffery Simmons with the 19th pick overall in the draft, an alarm immediately went off in ESPN’s coverage of the draft.

REAL ESTATE

Buying a house? Here’s how to avoid home warranty scams

Home warranties, which often cover the repair or replacement of a home’s important appliances and systems, can provide peace of mind to homeowners. But when it comes to purchasing a warranty, the options and coverages can seem overwhelming.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Car top down, radio on: Best convertible picks for 2019

Spring is here, which means it’s warm enough to visit a few dealerships and test-drive the new convertibles you’ve been eyeing all winter.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Retirement planning warning: Income will likely peak in 40s

Most retirement calculators are optimistic to a fault. They assume our incomes will rise throughout our working lives, or at least stay roughly the same.

CAREER CORNER

What workers do with time off is their business

Lately, I’ve seen something new. Or, maybe it’s just resurfacing. Hiring managers are asking job seekers about their hobbies.

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