Bullying By the Numbers
Published 11/17/2010 at 10:26 a.m. 0 comments
While the news has been focused on homosexual bullying lately, and this survey didn’t weight responses of gays in particular, the 2009 Knox County Youth Risk Behavior Survey does offer insight into the prevalence of bullying on school grounds in ...
So Where's the Santa Maria?
Published 11/10/2010 at 3:05 p.m. 0 comments
Reproductions of the Nina and the Pinta docked at the Calhoun’s on Neyland Drive Nov. 4 and will stick around for tours until Nov. 18.
Helping How Many Homeless?
Published 11/3/2010 at 11:46 a.m. 0 comments
The newly opened Minvilla Manor includes 57 one-bedroom apartments and efficiencies for chronically homeless men and women who have a disability. But that’s only one program from the Volunteer Ministry Center, which works with homeless individuals to achieve housing within ...
State Economy: Don’t Hold Your Breath
Published 10/28/2010 at 1:57 p.m. 0 comments
The latest edition of the state economic forecast produced by University of Tennessee’s Center for Business and Economic Research has what you’d have to call very tepid good news: Things are not getting worse, and there are some hopeful signs.
‘Rocky Top’ and Smokey in the Top 50!
Published 10/20/2010 at 5:53 p.m. 0 comments
Finally, a football ranking where the Vols indisputably excel: traditions! The Vols occupied three slots—that’s 6 percent total—in Bleacher Report’s “50 Greatest College Football Traditions,” released Oct. 13.
Who Will Collect Health Care Credits?
Published 10/13/2010 at 2:36 p.m. 0 comments
A report released Oct. 6 by the bipartisan, nonprofit (but decidedly pro-access to health care) Families USA predicts much good news for our state when Health Care Premium Tax Credits commence in 2014. The credits, provided on a sliding scale, ...
Put Another Hate Crime on the Books?
Published 10/6/2010 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments
While the Sept. 4 burning of lesbian couple Carol Ann and Laura Stutte’s house in Vonore has yet to be officially classified a hate crime, if it is, it will join a substantial number of other Hate Bias Offenses now ...
Vols Draw Frugal Travelers
Published 9/29/2010 at 9:43 a.m. 0 comments
So this team will probably never break the Top 25—at least the Vols appeal to cost-conscious fans. University of Tennessee’s football program and Knoxville itself formed one of eight “America’s Top College Football Towns” in a Sept. 13 article on ...
Let Me In That Library!
Published 9/22/2010 at 10:12 a.m. 0 comments
In a move likely to calm some of the anxiety among library advocates about new County Mayor Tim Burchett, the county announced it is restoring Knox County library hours and staffing to 2008 levels.
Vonore Arson Victims Get Global Support
Published 9/15/2010 at 9:55 a.m. 0 comments
Laura and Carol Ann Stutte’s home in Vonore was destroyed by fire on Sept. 4, with the spray-painted word “queers” on the side of their garage a pretty big tip-off to the probability of its being arson, and a hate ...
Derek D, We’ve Got Your Number
Published 9/8/2010 at 9:43 a.m. 0 comments
While we’ve by no means run out of traditional evaluation techniques for the newest Vol head football coach, it’s still fun to employ the less standard measures.
17,500 Still Out of Work
Published 9/1/2010 at 9:44 a.m. 0 comments
According to July numbers just out from the state, Knox County had the lowest unemployment rate of any major metropolitan county in the state last month.
Clicking for Non-Profit Dollars
Published 8/25/2010 at 10:29 a.m. 0 comments
In the ever-burgeoning area of contests where you “vote” on which non-profit gets money or prizes from some bigwig somebody, there are three noteworthy contests affecting area organizations, but you gotta vote by Aug. 31.
5K in Memory of Emily Barger and Maddie Harrill
Published 8/18/2010 at 10:40 a.m. 0 comments
Season nine Biggest Loser contestants Ashley and Sherry Johnston are co-chairing the inaugural Butterfly Fund 5K on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Cherokee Boulevard, throwing their celebrity behind an effort to raise money for the Butterfly Fund at the East Tennessee ...
Patricia Neal, Hero on the Homefront
Published 8/11/2010 at 10:15 a.m. 0 comments
Tony- and Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal, who died Aug. 8 at age 84, left a legacy with films from Hud to The Homecoming. The molasses-voiced woman who triumphed over health troubles and personal tragedy also had strong ties to Knoxville.