Focus on the Law: Identity Fraud

By Sharon Frankenberg According to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Justice statistics, 11.7 million people were victims of identity theft between 2006 and 2008.  Congress made identity theft a federal crime in 1998 when it passed the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act.  This act made the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) responsible […]

World-famous author Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

World-famous author  Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

By Joe Rector Best-selling author Wally Lamb did speak to an audience of 900 who attended the 2013 Carry the Torch Luncheon at the Knoxville Convention Center. It is sponsored by the Volunteer Ministry Center as a fundraiser for its programs. Lamb also mingled with a group the night before. Lamb’s most personal appearance occurred […]

The Third Annual Knoxville Sports Media Combine

The Third Annual Knoxville Sports Media Combine

By Alex Norman For years the question has been raised… Are there any members of the sports media that are actually… sporty? I don’t think anyone believes that Chris Berman is very athletic, nor Tony Kornheiser, nor Al Michaels or most of the other folks you see on your television set. But in Knoxville, there […]

Destiny

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In the opening minutes of the movie Saving Private Ryan, an old man is leading his family on a pilgrimage to Normandy and a WW II cemetery.  He kneels at the grave marker of the lieutenant (played by Tom Hanks) who led a band of army rangers to save him, the […]

Tyler Bray has one more chance to get it right

By Steve Williams Tyler Bray is not a role model. This is not a news flash. Many of us have known this for a long time. Even Derek Dooley, but he ignored the fact for the sake of winning, and still didn’t win. Maybe he would have been better off playing a less talented quarterback […]

Tyler Bray’s Past Comes Back to Haunt Him

By Alex Norman Million dollar arm… fifty cent head. You’ve probably heard that line, or something similar to describe former Tennessee Vols quarterback Tyler Bray. The guy might have more talent than any quarterback coming out of college this past season, but he wasn’t selected in the NFL draft.  He has the size (6-6, 230 […]

The Week That Was For Justin Hunter

By Alex Norman On Saturday, April 20th there were more than 61,000 fans on hand at Neyland Stadium for the Orange & White Game, Tennessee’s annual spring scrimmage. One of those spectators wore a red and white striped shirt, and took the time to sign autographs for any fans that asked for his John Hancock. […]

Longer school year not the answer

By Joe Rector The state of Tennessee has come up with another brilliant idea for improving schools and the education they provide. How? Why, the legislators have decreed that all students must be in school for 180 full days. Oh, the wisdom of our representatives is overwhelming sometimes. In Knox County, that means the half […]

Women and the world

By Sarah Baker According to the Book of Titus, older women are to mentor younger women on how to be good wives, mothers, and community members.  Yet in today’s society it is becoming increasingly more difficult for women to empower one another because we are so busy competing with one another.  I believe that the […]