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VOL. 43 | NO. 30 | Friday, July 26, 2019

Back to the mountains

New attractions, old favorites beckon after historic 2016 wildfires

If you haven’t been to the Great Smoky Mountains in the last few years, you might not recognize its surrounding towns and cities.

Tennessean’s moonshot a longshot

A Tennessean on the moon? It could happen. In his July 20 remarks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of man first landing on the moon in 1969, Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is planning a return trip to the moon “within the next five years, and the next man and the first woman on the moon will be American astronauts. We’re going back.”

A ‘good daddy’ fueled Seddon’s reach for the stars

Rhea Seddon was 21 when man first landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and she, like so many of us, dreamed that day of being an astronaut.

Remembering the day man walked on the moon

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, described his walk of the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, as “magnificent desolation.”

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EVENTS

Summer Soiree. All event proceeds benefit Provision CARES Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity committed to excellence in education, wellness, research and patient assistance for cancer patients in East Tennessee. Master of ceremonies Ted Hall, WVLT-TV, will host this fun event with food, music and libations, along with a silent and live auction and other specialty events. Friday, 6 p.m. silent auction and tastings, 7:30 p.m. dinner and live auction. Individual tickets are $125; Sponsorships begin at $1,500. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information: https://provisioncares.org/summer-soiree

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UT SPORTS

Teen explains to UT campers how quickly dream can vanish

Craig Runions assumed his labored breathing meant he needed to add more cardio to his workouts. Runions was in the middle of his junior year at Lawrence County High in Middle Tennessee. A defensive end on the football team, he dreamed of playing football in college.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans face years of rebuilding if Mariota falters

Even before training camp starts this week, the question of whether Marcus Mariota is the Tennessee Titans’ long-term answer at quarterback has been examined ad nauseam on talk radio, internet blogs and social media.

NEWSMAKERS

Sheppeard takes on TBA role

Knoxville attorney Sarah Sheppeard has been sworn in as the 139th president of the Tennessee Bar Association.

BRIEFS

Knoxville engineers take on ‘Grand Canyon’

The banks of Fourth Creek in West Knoxville on Summit Medical Group’s Wellington Drive property are highly eroded and are “absolutely the No. 1 pollutant source in Knoxville right now,” says Jim Hagerman, director of engineering for the City.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Should you buy used luxury or fully loaded new car?

The luxury vehicle of your dreams might now be something you can afford, thanks to a record number of lease returns hitting the used-car market.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Your wealth could be disappearing one drop at a time

As a spokesperson for the insurance industry, Loretta Worters, often gives tips to homeowners on preventing water damage. Some of her knowledge comes from personal experience.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Why you need a midyear budget checkup

A typical July includes vacations, travel, shopping, weddings and beaches. Budgets? Not really.

CAREER CORNER

The odds of getting hired are getting longer

Since the launch of the internet, job searching has becoming increasingly transactional. Job seekers are able to apply to jobs in bulk. In fact, they must apply in bulk if they want to increase their chances of getting hired.

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