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Blind Obedience

By Joe Rector Believe it or not, Americans can be a rather nice people. Oh, we have our weaknesses and often display less than model behavior, but at the same…

Focus on the Law: Aliens and Social Security Disability

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law This week I consulted a great book by Charles T. Hall called Social Security Disability Practice  to look into some unfamiliar issues in disability…

Read a good book

By Rosie Moore There is nothing like reading a good book on a rainy, muggy summer day, which we’ve been having a lot of lately. For the history buffs you…

Musical Chair Principals

By Joe Rector It’s hard to believe that July 4th marked the middle of summer for school kids. I still reel with the knowledge that schools open their doors the…

WIDNER: Going Wide for Rebounds

By Ralphine Major In the spring of 1964, Coach Bob Dagley had just completed his first year of coaching at Gibbs High School.  They started practicing basketball again with those…

Still Some Bad Guys in Sports…

By Alex Norman Last week I dropped some serious knowledge on you good people with an article titled “Still Some Good Guys in Sports.” This week I’m back with an…

The Real Blind Side

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com Many of you probably saw a block buster movie a few years ago called The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock. The movie tells the true story…

Focus on the Law: Mental Health Commitments

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law “Commitment” is the common term used to describe the group of procedures for detaining or admitting someone who is mentally ill in Tennessee.  There…

Conscience

“To go against conscience is neither right nor safe.” Martin Luther By Dr. Jim Ferguson Perhaps it’s a bit late to talk about Independence Day, but I wanted everyone to…

Who is really being harassed?

Who is really being harassed?

By Steve Hunley There are times when silence is not golden and this is one of them. For those people who still read the Knoxville News-Sentinel, you may have noticed…