Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Ramsey House

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede unveils new look

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede opened this month to record audiences and celebrated a season debut unlike any before. New lighting, music and incredible special effects were unveiled for the first time, as part of a $2.5 million renovation investment and upgrade to the dinner attraction’s show and arena. With tickets for this special weekend in high demand, Dixie Stampede officials added two additional shows over the weekend to accommodate as many guests as possible. [ Read the full story ]

Capitol Hill

Vaccines really do save lives

February 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

From smallpox to polio, we have learned in the United States that vaccines save lives. And yet a troubling number of parents are not vaccinating their children. Here in the United States, we are now experiencing a large outbreak of measles, a disease for which we have a vaccine. Last week, the Senate health committee that I chair held a hearing on the re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases, to talk about what is causing this outbreak in our country and why some parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children. Last September the committee held a hearing about Ebola, which was spreading rapidly and had... [Read the full story]

Legal Briefs

Business groups file lawsuits attacking NLRB quickie election rule

February 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

A number of business organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have filed lawsuits against the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) quickie election rule that is scheduled to go into effect on April 1, 2015.  The lawsuits argue that “quickie elections” violate employers’ free speech and due process rights to explain election issues to employees, and inappropriately interfere with the time to determine voting issues.  The lawsuits also contend the new rules are “arbitrary and capricious” because the NLRB has been unable to explain why the new procedures are necessary. ... [Read the full story]

Your Financial Planning

Planned giving provides all-around benefits

September 5, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

There’s certainly something to be said for spontaneous and random acts of generosity. But when it comes to making charitable donations, it may be wise to give some thought to the matter to try and get the most out of every dollar. Planned giving, usually arranged with the benefit of financial and legal experts, refers to strategies that can help you maximize your giving in a way that can be financially beneficial to everyone involved — including you, the donor. A little planning can make charitable donations go a long way When you think through and compare various options for charitable contributions,... [Read the full story]

Opinion / Editorials

Will 2015 bring positive changes in our economy?

February 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Like many who closely watch the economy, I’ve been discouraged the past few years as the financial markets had the jitters, and the overall economy seemed to be in a free fall.  Even some of the biggest investors in the stock market were concerned.  Now, it seems things are slowly starting to turn around. Voters spoke loudly last November when they turned the Congress back over to the Republicans.  It would seem they have had all they can stand of the Obama administration’s damage to the economy, and have pinned their hopes on the Republicans.  I sure hope they are not disappointed.  While... [Read the full story]

ETBJ Crossword

  Across 1 Knoxville mansion 4 Former Vols coach 8 Current Vols coach 10 Knoxville Arts Festival 11 Tennessee neighbor, for short 12 General Sherman’s side in the Civil War 15 There’s one at Skatetown in Knoxville 16 Great grades 19 Decision to move forward 20 Parent and teachers org. 22 What a coach watches to prepare for games ... Read more of this article

Talking About Tennessee

Vaccines really do save lives

From smallpox to polio, we have learned in the United States that vaccines save lives.... 

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Planned giving provides all-around benefits

There’s certainly something to be said for spontaneous and random acts of generosity.... 

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