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<ul><li><p>IN THIS ISSUE</p><p>www.ShopperNewsNow.com | www.facebook.com/ShopperNewsNow | twitter.com/shoppernewsnow</p><p>KARNS/HARDIN VALLEY</p><p>VOL. 6 NO. 33 A great community newspaper August 13, 2012</p><p>Lane Kiffi n revisited (again)</p><p>About the time Lane Kif-fin landed in Los Angeles and used mattresses were going out in Knoxville, Marvin West writes, I told myself not to waste any more words on the boy coach who wanted to be Steve Spurrier. </p><p>But, Marvin says, a ques-tion was obviously poetic:</p><p>Wonder where the Vols would be if Kiffin had stayed at Tennessee? </p><p> See Marvins story on page A-5</p><p>Miracle makerBetty Bean kicks off a new </p><p>Shopper-News series high-lighting remarkable people and programs in Knox County Schools by profiling Holston Middle School principal Tom Brown. </p><p> See Beans story on page A-9</p><p>Coff ee breakThe word that describes Kel-</p><p>ley Grabill best is volunteer, not only because she loves the Vols football team, but because she is always volunteering in the Karns community.</p><p>She has volunteered since her son, Rob, began playing sports at age 5, helping coach his Little League team. She was the team mom, statistician and the league secretary for several years. She organized the fi rst ever opening day at the ball fi eld. You can say that got me hooked with organiz-ing events, she said. I am very involved in my childrens activities.</p><p> See page A-2</p><p>Cheers to DeeDeeFormer UT womens track </p><p>star DeeDee Trotter won the 2012 Olympic bronze medal in the 400-meter race. </p><p> See Theresas story on page A-3</p><p>10512 Lexington Dr., Ste. 500 37932 (865) 218-WEST (9378)</p><p>news@ShopperNewsNow.comads@ShopperNewsNow.com</p><p>GENERAL MANAGER Shannon Carey</p><p>shannon@ShopperNewsNow.com</p><p>EDITOR Sandra Clark</p><p>sclark426@aol.com</p><p>COMMUNITY REPORTERTheresa Edwardstephotos@tds.net</p><p>ADVERTISING SALESDebbie Moss</p><p>mossd@ShopperNewsNow.com</p><p>Shopper-News is a member of KNS Media Group, published weekly at 10512 Lexington Drive, Suite 500, Knoxville, TN, and distributed to 33,237 homes in Farragut, Karns </p><p>and Hardin Valley.</p><p>Coff ee Break A2Theresa Edwards A3Government/Politics A4Marvin West A5Lynn Hutton A5Faith A7Kids A10Business A11Community Calendar A12Health/Lifestyles Sect B</p><p>Index</p><p>SALES SERVICE MAINTENANCE</p><p>Family Business Serving You for Over 15 Years 5715 Old Tazewell Pike 687-2520</p><p>SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRVVVVVVVVVVVVVVIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEE MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE</p><p>FaFaFaFaFaFamimimimimilylylylylyy B B B BB Busususususu inininininesesesesesess s ss ss SeSeSeSeSeServrvrvrvrvr ininininng g gg YoYoYoYoY uu u u u fofofoffof rr r rr OvOvOvOvOvverererer 1 1 1115 55 55 5 YeYeYeYeeararararaa s s ss 57575757151515 OOOOldldldd TTTT lllllll PiPiPikkk 666687878787 22225252525 0000</p><p>*Restrictions May Apply</p><p>Financing available through TVA Energy Right program*</p><p>Cantrells Cares</p><p>686-5756Audio &amp; Video Conversion Expires 8/18/12Expires 8/18/12</p><p>SN081312SN081312</p><p>Keep Your Memories SAFE!Preserve those old </p><p>reels, slides &amp;vhs tapes today!</p><p>www.DigitizeItNow.com12752 Kingston Pike, Renaissance Farragut, Ste 103, Bldg E</p><p>Bring your VHS, slides, lm and more intothe digital age.</p><p>oPr</p><p>Meeme</p><p>Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.$10 OFF $50 PURCHASE</p><p>Coupon must be presented at time order is dropped off. Discount willCoupon must be presented at time order is dropped off. Discount will not be applied to previous orders or orders that are being processed.not be applied to previous orders or orders that are being processed.</p><p>$39* Introductory 1-hour massage session</p><p>Fun Fest at Hillside Baptist Church</p><p>By Theresa EdwardsHillside Baptist Church </p><p>invited the community to its annual two-day Fun Fest Aug. 2-3 before back-to-school time.</p><p>The parking lot turned into a festival, with in-flatable slides and bounce house, merry-go-round, </p><p>dunking booth, basket-ball and sno-cones. In-side, the church provided a pizza party after Sunday service.</p><p>One highlight was the chance to dunk pastor Terry Richard, at $1 dona-tion per shot for the activ-ity fund. Ooh, that wa-</p><p>ters cold! he said, saying that as soon as the sun warmed him up, he would get dunked again.</p><p>Everyone was thank-ful for the sunny weather and had fun, especially Chelsey Goddard and Drake Hesseling who won bikes.</p><p>The Dyer family enjoys the pizza party at Hillside Baptist Churchs Fun Fest. Pictured are (front) Abby, Chloe; (back) Derek, Alivia and Elaine. See more fun photos on page A 7. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com</p><p>School leadership is key</p><p>Dr. Jim McIntyre says his hiring decisions are based on whats best for kids and the educational program. Photo by Ruth White</p><p>To page A-3</p><p>McIntyre outlines selection process</p><p>By Jake Mabe Superintendent Dr. Jim </p><p>McIntyre said selecting school administrators is the most important thing I do and I take the job of putting the right school leaders in the right place seriously.</p><p>McIntyre said he person-ally interviews each one. </p><p>Its that important. Its not something I take lightly and I make the decision based on whats in the best interest of the school and particularly of the children. </p><p>Responding to recent Shopper-News stories in which we questioned per-sonnel decisions at Shan-nondale Elementary and Halls High, McIntyre said there are times when he has to make diffi cult decisions.</p><p>He says principal Jack Nealy brings to Shannon-dale what it needs to be a continuing success. </p><p>Jack has a great way in terms of working with teachers, parents and stu-</p><p>dents to feel great pride and to ensure that the school is focused on stu-dent learning.</p><p>Mike Wise, a special education teacher at Har-din Valley Academy, has replaced Jason Webster as assistant principal at Halls High. McIntyre said Wise did excellent work in the Great School Partnerships Summer Bridge Program and was recommended by Halls High principal Mark Duff.</p><p>McIntyre acknowledged different philosophies about leadership.</p><p>I believe its good to keep a principal in place for plenty of time but I also think its valuable for as-sistant principals to have a variety of experiences and broad leadership. </p><p>McIntyre praised the Charting the CourSE ses-sions held the week of July 30, saying it gave him a chance to talk to 4,000 Knox County educators about the new common core curriculum and how that impacts what were </p><p>doing, that there is a logi-cal, coherent alignment between the new curricu-lum and the school sys-tems strategic plan. </p><p>It was a wonderful op-portunity for me to talk to our teachers in one weeks time. I talked a little more about myself personally and got some positive feedback. </p><p>This was confi rmed by a teacher who said, It was the best job Ive ever seen Dr. McIntyre do with this kind of thing. </p><p>Diffi cult decisionsMcIntyre fi lled 53 </p><p>school-level administra-tive positions for this aca-demic year, leaving 30 for-mer principals or assistant principals unassigned to administration. Many re-tired or quit, two went to the Leadership Academy, but some were reassigned to the classroom.</p><p>That process was brutal.A veteran administrator </p><p>told us:I was called to Dr. Mc-</p><p>Intyres office and placed at a conference table. He came into the room (along with two others) and said, Youre a nice (person), but not a good fit. Im placing you back in the classroom. </p><p>He got up and left and that was it. I gave my heart and soul to (my school) and didnt even get a hand-shake for the trouble.</p><p>Instead, this adminis-trator will take a multi-thousand dollar pay cut.</p><p>Seeking legal recourse,the educator discoveredthat Tennessee is a right-to-work state, which in partmeans a superintendent isnot required to give a rea-son for personnel changes. </p><p>Currently, 29 lawsuitsare pending against KnoxCounty Schools, 11 ofwhich were fi led by staffon personnel issues, ac-cording to Law DirectorJoe Jarret. Others includepersonal injury cases asteachers are not eligiblefor workers compensa-tion.</p><p>A Nashville law fi rm hasbeen hired by the Tennes-see Education Associationto handle lawsuits on be-half of its members. Court-ney Wilbert, a partner inthat fi rm, said no casesare currently set, althoughfi ve cases were consolidat-ed and heard in April byChancellor Daryl Fansler.</p><p>Drake Hesseling wins a bike.</p></li><li><p>A-2 AUGUST 13, 2012 KARNS/HARDIN VALLEY SHOPPER-NEWS </p><p>Sabrina Jones, Jennifer Covington, Tina Bryan, Kelli Kirby (receptionist), Daniel Howard and </p><p>Stephanie Hood (receptionist)</p><p>Celebrate the </p><p>Grand Opening of our newest location at </p><p>Hardin Station on Hardin Valley Road</p><p>Sabrina Jones, Jennifer Covington, Tina Bryan, Kelli Kirby (receptionist), Daniel Howard a</p><p>Stephanie Hood (receptionist)</p><p>ey RoadHardin Station on Hardin Vallerddi o V</p><p>We offer the best in haircuts, styling,coloring, perms, waxing and</p><p>a full line of professional hair care products</p><p>10661 Hardin Valley Roadbetween Don Gallos &amp; Double Dogs</p><p>865.531.9708</p><p>FREE Eyebrow Waxwith color service</p><p>Good at all Ross The Boss locations.Expires 10-31-12.</p><p>Not good with other offers or promotions</p><p>Buy 1 Product At HALF PRICE</p><p>with any hair service Good at all Ross The Boss locations.</p><p>Expires 10-31-12.Not good with other offers or promotions</p><p>$16Eyebrow &amp; Lip Wax</p><p>Good at all Ross The Boss locations.Expires 10-31-12.</p><p>Not good with other offers or promotions</p><p>and </p><p>Closed Sunday Find us onwww.rosstheboss.com</p><p>with Kelley GrabillThe word that describes Kelley Grabill best is volunteer, </p><p>not only because she loves the Vols football team, but be-cause she is always volunteering in the Karns community.</p><p>She has volunteered since her son, Rob, began playing sports at age 5, helping coach his Little League team. She was the team mom, statistician and the league secretary for several years. She organized the fi rst ever opening day at the ball fi eld. You can say that got me hooked with organizing events, she said. I am very involved in my childrens activities.</p><p>Kelley is married to Joe, her high school sweetheart. Rob, now 21, works in sales at Comcast. Their daughter Kerri, 15, is a sophomore at Karns High. She is the 2012 Knoxville Teen Princess and was in the Karns and Har-din Valley parades. Kerri also was fi rst runner-up in the Karns Fairest of the Fair Miss Teen pageant.</p><p>Kelley has directed Fairest of the Fair for seven years, helping it grow from two divisions to four pageants, now the biggest fundraiser for the Karns Fair and the Karns Business Association.</p><p>This year, Kelley volunteered to be the Karns Fair pres-ident, since Roger Kane stepped down to take on his new duties representing the 89th District in Nashville. Erica Copeland will be the new Karns pageant director, while Kelley oversees it as executive director. She (Erica) has a lot of talent, and I am very excited for her, said Kelley.</p><p>Kelley was also the Karns Business Association presi-dent for nearly two terms and saw attendance nearly qua-druple. Its all about getting involved, she said.</p><p>After 9/11, she learned to fi ght fi res and run EMS calls with the guys. She took over the database management for donations in 2003. And just last year she came on full time with the Karns Fire Department as the administra-tive assistant.</p><p>Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Kelley Grabill:</p><p>How long have you lived in Karns? My family moved to Knoxville in December of 2004 </p><p>when Rob was just 3 years old. I absolutely love our com-munity and love being involved for a better community!</p><p>What is your favorite thing about the Karns pageant?I love the girls and the confi dence they possess! </p><p>They sometimes are a bit shy; but after the fi rst pag-eant, they always want to come back!</p><p>Coffee Break</p><p>It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher anyone you think would be interesting to Karns/Hardin Valley Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Theresa Edwards, tephotos@tds.net. Include contact info if you can.</p><p>Besides the pageant, what is your favorite part of the Karns Fair? </p><p>I love the dunking booth! I always hit the button to have someone fall into the tank! I just love seeing every-one having a fabulous time; smiles everywhere!</p><p>Where is your favorite place for lunch? Youd think I would say one of these great restau-</p><p>rants in Karns/Hardin Valley. Im thankful we have them, but my desk is my favorite place, honestly. As much running around as I do with this or that, I appreci-ate the quiet time.</p><p>What was your most fun vacation?I have never been on a real vacation, ever!</p><p>What is your favorite book and why? I really enjoy the V.C. Andrews books. I get into the </p><p>family quite easily; they become a part of my life for a bit!</p><p>If you could have any vehicle, what would it be, including color? </p><p>I love the look of the 2004 Dodge Ram with the Hemi engine! Favorite color? That orangey-cinnamon color ... wow o wow!</p><p>How do you relax?I love to crochet. I have completed two afghans this </p><p>year and am working on my third. I also love to decorate and paint.</p><p>What is your favorite television show and why?Anything with CSI involved! Criminal Minds, Law </p><p>and Order, SVU ... Love the intensity of who did it? </p><p>What advice has meant a lot in your life? Someone once told me that you can choose your path </p><p>in which to live your life. One way is the wrong way . You choose! I grew up in foster care from the age of 9. My sisters and I were thankfully together until I was 13 years old. Then we were split up. One sister chose to become a drug/social counselor, one chose not so good and I chose to not duplicate my life before 9. It worked out very well!</p><p>What advice do you often give others? Chin up be grateful, tomorrow is another day.</p><p>How do others describe you? As a person who knows everyone; as a person who is </p><p>involved in everything; and as a person who cannot say no. </p><p>If you could have one wish come true, what would it be? To have my diabetes go away for good!</p><p>Who is your favorite historical character and why? Hmmm ... I love Elvis! Is he historical?</p><p>What irks you the most? People who are so fake. </p><p>What makes you happy? 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