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Focus on the Law: Holidays

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Today, being the third Monday in January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Day.  It is a legal holiday according to Tennessee law because it…

(Mis)understanding Teacher Absences

By Sally Absher Mark Twain popularized the phrase, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Judging from the reaction to a couple of recent articles in…

I Wonder Why

By Joe Rector I drove with fellow workers from a run to Atlanta to drop off cars and then hopped into a van for the return trip. We gabbed about…

New movies, old themes

By Rosie Moore Here are the movies that won awards on the Golden Globe Awards show. Boyhood, Glory, The Theory of Everything, How to Train your Dragon 2, Birdman, Gone…

Seeing

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In these dark and cold days of winter it’s hard to see the days becoming longer even though the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of…

Special Education Spotlight: Laci and Elise

Special Education Spotlight: Laci and Elise

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com For this week’s Special Education feature, The Focus spoke with Patti Quinton, the mother of four beautiful girls. Caitlyn, 20, is currently a junior at the…

Tennessee In Congress: 1939

Tennessee In Congress: 1939

By Ray Hill Tennessee has been quite fortunate in oftentimes having an excellent Congressional delegation.  The landscape and economic condition of Tennessee would be much different had it not been…

Roots

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Through some curious twist of fate the magazine Southern Living comes to our home addressed to me.  To the best of my knowledge my only subscriptions…

Rosie’s World: Good Luck Food

Well, here I am writing about food again. It came to my mind because of my tradition of eating pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day, which is a Pennsylvania tradition.…

Special Education Transportation Costs KCS Nearly $5 Million/Year

By Sally Absher One of the biggest concerns for parents of children with special needs is the issue of inclusion in the least restrictive environment. As taxpayers, we should all…