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David Douglas played in Super Bowl XXIII for the Cincinnati Bengals. He is one of several former NFL players who will attend Second Harvest Food Bank’s second annual Souper Bowl for Hunger. Many of the players, like David, are also … Continue reading

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Green Hot Peppers

As a GMU alumni, I was happy to hear the latest good news about my alma mater. The Green Machine, George Mason University’s pep band has been named the best in the nation by the NCAA. The band, under the … Continue reading

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Home Improvement

The Diocese of Knoxville unveiled its plans for a new cathedral on Sunday. Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish hosted a picnic on the lawn and parking lot where the new cathedral will be built. Different tents housed artists’ renderings of the … Continue reading

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Lavell You Say

 Lavell Crawford took second place on Last Comic Standing in 2007. More recently, he’s recognized from his role as bodyguard Huell Babineaux on Breaking Bad. Lavell is appearing at Side Splitters Comedy Club this weekend. He stopped by WNOX for … Continue reading

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UT on TV

The August issue of the East Tennessee PBS program guide arrived in the mail the other day. Members like me receive the guide every month. I’ll be on the air Monday night during Antiques Roadshow urging “viewers like you” to become a … Continue reading

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Previewing Bass Seminar

 Dr. Bill Bass has granted me about a dozen interviews, most of which were for the radio. On Friday, we recorded an interview for an upcoming broadcast on East Tennessee PBS. I’ll have more details about the show in the next … Continue reading

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Butcher Block

Gene Patterson of WATE-TV calls in to Star 102.1 via ISDN most afternoons. When I’m filling in for Rich Bailey, I get the opportunity to interact with Gene. After our on-air conversation on Tuesday, Gene told me that he had … Continue reading

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Beefeater Grin

Albert Haynesworth is best known for playing football with the Vols, the Titans and the Redskins. Therefore, I assume he knows a thing or two about being a carnivore. This week, he opened a gourmet burger restaurant on the Cumberland strip. I went … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Football

The confirmation of the rumor that Boomsday 2014 and the Vols’ home opener would switch days made me happy. Having Boomsday on a Saturday means that I get two days off in a row on Labor Day weekend. It’s unusual for … Continue reading

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The Children Are Our Future

Harrison Smith was a star player at Knoxville Catholic High School and at the University of Notre Dame. My wife were in the stands at KCHS the night the coaches from Notre Dame and Tennessee were scouting Harrison. Harrison now … Continue reading

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Auburn Notice

Movies and TV shows often make it seem funny to scatter someone’s cremated remains. The fake ashes almost look like gray baby powder instead of the real thing. Cremated remains aren’t ashes at all. They are pulverized bones. On Saturday … Continue reading

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Mason Jars

George Mason University’s basketball team was in the ECAC South and Carlos Yates was their star player during my time as a GMU student. The conference became the Colonial Athletic Association in 1985 but it wasn’t until 2006 that GMU put the CAA … Continue reading

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Paving the Way

The subjects of the most recent broadcasts of “Your Stories” are connected by a parking lot. Last Wednesday, Abby Ham featured Judge Tim Irwin on “Your Stories.” Yesterday, she repeated a November 2010 profile of my friend Fr. Ragan Schriver, … Continue reading

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Whoop It Up

Valerie Day of Haven House in Maryville asked me to host their “My Funny Valentine” fundraiser at the Capitol Theatre again this year. Last year, members of Einstein Simplified did an improv show. This year, I will be the game … Continue reading

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