Table of Contents, July 26-Aug. 1, 2012

Vol. 22, No. 30


Humor Issue
Every year, seeking a respite from the humid swelter of another Knoxville summer, we issue our "Comics & Puzzles" issue. This time around, we're just calling it "Humor." Yes, we're that tired. But this year's edition ponders Wodehouse mania, Knoxville's founding fathers, a Knoxville trivia quiz, and assorted comics.

What Knoxville Needs: A Giant Geek Magnet
Quote of the Week: "Someone will be subtly left out of that prayer's intent."
Knox Found Online: Finding Knoxville's Lost Buildings
The Weekly Plan-It: July 26-July 29
Street Talk: Greg Mason, vintage toy "picker" and contestant on 'Picked Off'



Helpful Intervention
A pilot program created by a new state law aims to keep the at-risk mentally ill out of jail, with two years of funding for 10 people to be treated as outpatients each year through the Helen Ross McNabb Center. Paige Huntoon reports.

Biodiversity Jewel
Biologists From TWRA, TDEC, TVA, UT, and Knox County Survey the Little River. Rikki Hall reports.

Ear to the Ground
A depressing Democratic turnout in early voting, Tim Burchett vs. the News Sentinel, and the Knox County Election Commission's warp speed.

Secret History
Jack Neely gets another visitor from the past asking pesky questions.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle recalls predictions of Tennessee's downfall after not instituting an income tax.

Joe Sullivan revisits the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, and finds progress being made.

And: Letters to the Editor


Music: On Tour
Cannibal Corpse

Eye on the Scene
WBIR records some new Knoxville jingles, and a review of Don Cassell's Music for Pals 2.

DVDs: Spoiler Alert

The Dark Knight Rises

Books: Pulp
50 Shades of Gray vs. Game of Thrones