Pintor venezolano expone en Tennessee


KNOXVILLE — “Revolución Falsa” intenta expresar lo que para Carlos Solis es la Revolución Bolivariana de Chávez.

“Nunca viví en la Venezuela de Chávez”, dice Solis quien explica que observando los acontecimientos de su país desde Atlanta, Georgia donde reside con su esposa e hija su mente creadora pedía respuestas a preguntas como ¿qué pensará el Libertador Simón Bolivar de la revolución de Chávez?

Carlos A. Solis expuso “Revolución Falsa”, “Punto de Origen”, “La Construcción del Templo” y otras obras de arte surrealistas en la Galería 133 del centro de Knoxville.

“En el mundo infinito de mi imaginación, he tratado de transmitir y estimular los elementos míticos y espirituales de la expresión visual”, señala Solis y aconseja a los jóvenes pintores a “no ponernos barreras y siguir pintando! Sigan trabajando! Ayúdense unos a otros entre artístas. Sigan su sueños.”

Las obras de Carlos A. Solis pueden adquirirse en línea visitando la Galería Xanandu

“Falsa Revolución”

Pintura de óleo sobre lienzo de Carlos Augusto Solis

Se notan los maniquís y el excremento del caballo sobre el rojo de la revolución chavista. Mientras que el pensamiento bolivariano se mantiene a gran altura, lejos!

Protegiendo la salud en las fiestas navideñas


Nada mejor que disfrutar el Día de Acción de Gracias y las cenas de Navidad  y Año Nuevo libres de malestares.

Lávese bien las manos antes y después de manipular alimentos.

Use agua tibia y jabón por al menos 20 segundos.

Lave las superficies en contacto con alimentos tales como tablas de cortar, platos, utensilios y las superficies después de preparar cada alimento. Utilice una tabla de cortar.

Lave las frutas y las verduras con un cepillo.

No enjuague la carne y aves crudas antes de cocinar, esto esparce las bacterias.

Mantenga las carnes crudas, aves y mariscos lejos de los alimentos que no serán cocinados.

No ponga la carne cocinada en el mismo plato que la carne cruda.

Protegido por la Constitucion Americana


WASHINGTON –La Decimocuarta Enmienda a la Constitución – conocida por algunos como la piedra angular de los derechos civiles – afirma que, con muy pocas excepciones, todas las personas nacidas en los EE.UU. son ciudadanos de este país, independientemente de la ciudadanía de sus padres.

Después de la Guerra Civil(1861-1865) y la Proclamación de Emancipación de los esclavos(1863), la Decimocuarta Enmienda reiteró el principio de la ciudadanía constitucional que había sido temporalmente suprimido por el Tribunal Supremo: la decisión “Dred Scott” negaba la ciudadanía a los hijos de los esclavos nacidos en Estados Unidos.

Desde entonces, el Tribunal Supremo ha declarado reiteradamente el derecho constitucional a la ciudadanía. Sin embargo, a través del tiempo, varios proyectos de ley se han introducido para negar la ciudadanía americana a los niños cuyos padres están en los EE.UU. con visas temporales o sin autorización de permanencia en el país.

A medida que los grupos restriccionistas y algunos legisladores entre quienes se cuentan los representantes de Tennessee, continuan en sus intentos de restringir o revocar la ciudadanía constitucional, el Centro de Política sobre Inmigración señala que en estas circunstancias, “es importante recordar que eliminando la ciudadanía constitucional sería poco práctico, caro, no detendría la inmigración ilegal y sobre todo, sería inconstitucional.”

JANE YOUNG NAMED GENERAL COUNSEL FOR TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jane Young has been appointed general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Health. As general counsel, she is responsible for oversight of all legal matters for the department. This includes supervision of a staff of 38 employees and legal work for more than 30 boards and numerous state public health programs. Young will also serve as ethics compliance officer for TDOH.

 

“Jane has a diverse legal background and a wealth of experience that will serve this department well,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “I am pleased she is joining our team and look forward to her input as part of my executive staff.” 



Young has served as a staff attorney for the Tennessee Supreme Court and as senior counsel with the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, where she represented the State of Tennessee in state and federal courts in matters related to criminal appeals, employment, prison civil rights and education. She has served as a staff attorney with the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Young also has worked as an administrative law judge with the Tennessee Board of Equalization, where she presided over and decided cases filed by property owners contesting appraisal value and classification of property, and as a law clerk to Judge Samuel L. Lewis, Tennessee Court of Appeals, where she researched and prepared draft opinions.


 


“I am honored to work with Commissioner Dreyzehner and the other professionals serving the citizens of Tennessee,” said Young. “I look forward to working with the dedicated staff in the Office of General Counsel as we seek to provide quality legal services while maintaining the highest ethical standards.” 


 


Young received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Tennessee and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford University, where she graduated magna cum laude.


 


Young’s community involvement has included work as a volunteer with Legal Aid of East Tennessee’s pro bono program. She has served as a volunteer member of the Foster Care Review Board, and received the 2010 outstanding service award from this organization. She has also served as a member of the Ethics Review Committee of Life Care Center of Red Bank, and as an elder in the Second Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga

New ‘Around the World in 80…’ recital series begins with ‘From Russia, With Love’


JOHNSON CITY – “Around the World in 80 … From Russia, With Love” is the first leg of a new Jules Verne-inspired musical trip around the world. 

 This first performance in the new recital series sponsored by the East Tennessee State University Department of Music will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Mathes Hall.

 Trumpet professor Dr. David Champouillon and pianist Jerilyn Paolini will be “tour guides” as they present, “with love,” the music of Russian composers Asafiev, Böhme, Varsegyan, Goedicke, Prokofiev, Schostakowitsch and Scriabin.

 Paolini has been a member of the ETSU music faculty since 2001, teaching applied and class piano and directing the Summer Piano Camp.  She regularly collaborates with fellow faculty members and visiting guest artists, as well as with ETSU music majors.  Paolini is also on the faculty of Suzuki Talent Education of Appalachia in Kingsport and is pianist at Jonesborough Presbyterian Church.  She is also president of the Appalachian Music Teachers Association.

 Before coming to Johnson City, Paolini held a staff accompanist position at The Juilliard School and taught at various New York music schools.

 Champouillon, a Bach Artist/Clinician, is leader of The Jazz Doctors and the ETSU Faculty Brass and directs the ETSU Jazz Program.  He has been listed in The Pros Speak – Embouchure as one of the top 50 trumpeters in the United States and in the “Trumpeter” Handbook II as one of the top 600 influential trumpeters in the world by Schott Publishing, Germany.

 A former solo trumpeter in both classical and jazz in the U.S. Air Force Band system and two-time Downbeat award winner for Best College Big Band, Champouillon is also a published author, having written for Bill Pfund’s Beginning and Intermediate Trumpet Methods and the International Trumpet Guild Journal.  His recordings include two U.S. Air Force Band albums, CDs with the University of North Carolina Jazz Ensemble and Syracuse Symphony, and the National Endowment for the Arts-funded “Appalachian Harmony.”

 Champouillon has been a featured soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz ensembles and brass groups throughout the United States and abroad.  He has also performed with The Moody Blues, Marvin Hammlisch, Mel Torme, Marvin Stamm, Rufus Reid, Disney Ice Shows and many others.

 Future tours in the “Around the World in 80 …” series will include England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico and other places.  No tickets are required.

 

For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, call the Department of Music at (423) 439-4276.

Two black teens suspected of arm robbery


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —Shots were fired during a robbery this evening at Wedgewood Cleaners located at 3399 Wilcox Blvd. The owner told police that two juveniles who looked to be as young as 14 came into the business at 5:30 PM and asked a few questions then left. 20 minutes later they returned. One of them had a gun and fired into the ceiling before telling one of the employees to give 0ver the money in the cash register. After they got the money, both fled the business going toward the Wilcox tunnels.

 None of the employees were injured in the robbery. Police are looking for two young black males believed to be between 14 and 17-years-old, dressed in black hooded sweatshirts and black pants. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525.

Vacuna de HPV contra el Cáncer


NASHVILLE, Tenn. –La vacuna contra el virus del Papiloma
Humano (HPV por sus siglas en inglés) previene los
tipos de HPV que causan el cáncer cervical, y es
grátis para niñas entre 11 y 18 años. El Centro Comunitario Progreso en colaboración con TSU,
Meharry Medical College, y Vanderbilt University,  ofrece
la Linea de Información de la vacuna del HPV: 615-349-7649
para brindar a la comunidad hispana de Nashville información
correcta y confiable sobre la vacuna y sobre cuándo, dónde y cómo obtenerla.

Nashville Dreamer get her deportation stopped


Dear Friends,

I’m writing you because I want to thank all of you for your support over the past six months.  As you may know, I’ve lived in Tennessee since I was 11 years old.  But last May I was arrested while driving home from church and I’ve been fighting deportation ever since.  I have some very exciting news to share today: because of our hard work together, my deportation has been officially cancelled! 

This Thanksgiving I am grateful for you all! Thanks so much to each one of you for saving my dreams: to graduate high school and stay with my family. Together with the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, J.U.M.P., Justice for Our Neighbors of Tennessee and United We Dream we made this happen. 

I will never have enough words to express my gratitude for everything that was done for me.  My life has changed completely. I learned so many things during this rough time: I learned that there are good people like you who care about others and I learned that when you feel most alone there are people who will give you a hand, even when you least expect it.

Unfortunately, families are still being separated.  I know that injustice like this continues.  Please continue to support us as we make sure that other Tennessee students have the opportunity to stay with their families and as we demand that President Obama stop these deportations.  Let’s keep fighting together!

 God bless you,

Mercedes Gonzalez

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NAMES ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Valerie Nagoshiner has been appointed assistant commissioner for legislative affairs for the Tennessee Department of Health. In this role, Nagoshiner will direct and oversee the department’s legislative efforts and initiatives. She will also coordinate with and assist legislators in public health-related issues and departmental legislative proposals.

 

“Valerie brings extensive business and public policy experience to her role as assistant commissioner,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “I look forward to working with her in guiding our legislative projects.”

 

Nagoshiner comes to this position after serving as member support manager for the National Federation of Independent Business where she led grassroots activities in four states in the organization’s South region. At NFIB, she also developed and supported area action councils and member meetings to provide networking and educational opportunities, and coordinated special events to increase membership. Nagoshiner’s experience also includes serving as marketing director for a private medical practice, where she developed and coordinated activities to increase the business’s market share.

 

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to work in the Department of Health, and look forward to advocating and promoting healthy living across the State of Tennessee,” said Nagoshiner.

 

Nagoshiner also has prior experience in Tennessee state government, having served as legislative liaison for the Department of Economic and Community Development. In that position, she coordinated departmental initiatives and special projects for executive staff members and the Governor’s Office, and guided administration initiatives through the Tennessee General Assembly.

 

Nagoshiner holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Belmont University in Nashville, and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Lambuth University in Jackson. Her community involvement includes service with the Junior League of Nashville and Miriam’s Promise.

SWAT arrested suspected rapist and robber


(foto: Olbin Euceda)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Olbin Euceda is jailed this morning in lieu of $700,000 bond on eight counts of aggravated robbery, one count of child rape, one count of aggravated rape and one count of being a fugitive from justice (wanted for robbery in Alabama).  A federal immigration hold has also been placed against Euceda, as he is suspected of being illegally in the United States.

          South Precinct and SWAT officers arrested Euceda at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a parking lot on Nolensville Pike.  He was about to flee the state.

          Euceda, 26, was booked after midnight after being interviewed at the South Precinct.  During the interview, Euceda admitted to:

·        Robbing and sexually assaulting two women at their apartment in the Hickory Trace complex last Thursday;

·        Robbing four individuals at their apartment in the MapleCrest complex last Saturday;

·        Robbing a couple and sexually assaulting their eleven-year-old daughter at their apartment in the Overlook complex last Sunday;

·        Robbing three persons in their apartment at the Mission Stone Ridge complex on October 27th.

          Euceda is expected to face additional charges as the cases advance through the justice system.

Nashville Police receives CALEA award


Nashville is just one of seven cities to earn the coveted Tri-Arc Award from the Commission on Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). 

          The award is given to cities that have concurrent CALEA accreditation for their law enforcement, public safety communications and public safety training agencies. 

          During its Fall meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, CALEA accredited the Metropolitan Police Department’s Training Academy for a three-year period ending in 2014. 

The Commission took the action after reviewing the report of an August Metro Police Department Training Academy inspection by two CALEA assessors, and after hearing from Chief Steve Anderson and Training Academy Captain Harmon Hunsicker, who appeared before the panel.

          In their report to the Commission, the assessors, who spent four days in August examining and reviewing all aspects of the academy’s policy, procedures and operations, found the Training Academy to be in compliance with 158 CALEA standards. There were no non-compliance issues.

          While the police department as a whole has been a CALEA accredited agency since 1995, the training academy staff, with the backing of Chief Anderson, opted to take part in the Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation Program.

          Additionally, the Emergency Communications Center was also reaccredited for a three-year period ending in 2014 for its commitment to professional public safety communications.  The ECC has been CALEA accredited since 2005.             

“Nashville’s strong belief in CALEA and the accreditation process underscores the commitment of police and ECC staff, both sworn and civilian, to professionalism and excellence,” Chief Anderson said.

 

(foto: MPD’s Chief Steve Anderson)

          CALEA commissioners comprising the hearing panel were: Urban League of Nebraska President Thomas Warren, Sr.; Commanding Officer of the New Jersey State Patrol Debra Baker; Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff J. Grayson Robinson; and Kutztown University Professor Gary W. Cordner. 

DAVID REAGAN NAMED CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – David R. Reagan, MD, PhD, has been named chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health. In this position, Reagan will serve as an advisor to the commissioner on matters of health policy and assist in setting priorities for the department.

 

“We are thrilled to welcome a physician leader and public servant of Dr. Reagan’s stature and vision to our team,” Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, said. “He is a consummate systems thinker and will be an exceptional addition to our team, leading Tennessee toward health and prosperity.”

 

As chief medical officer, Reagan will serve as medical director for the department and will work to assess the health needs of Tennesseans and establish statewide health objectives. He will collaborate with the department’s executive leadership team to assess the health needs of the state; to establish health objectives; to develop and maintain an appropriately organized infrastructure; and in developing, implementing and evaluating coordinated, effective public health programs.

 

“It is an honor and privilege to join Commissioner Dreyzehner and the excellent staff of the Tennessee Department of Health,” Reagan said. “I’m encouraged by the recent improvements in many measures of health in Tennessee, and realize there will be challenges in continuing those improvements. I’m excited and ready to get to work.”

 

Reagan comes to the Department of Health after serving as chief of staff for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn. He also serves as associate dean for veterans affairs and clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. Reagan has also served as ambulatory services manager at Mid-South VA Healthcare Network in Nashville.

 

Reagan earned his medical degree and a PhD in organic chemistry from Vanderbilt University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from East Tennessee State University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He completed an internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt and a fellowship in clinical epidemiology and infectious diseases at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He is licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

Reagan serves as a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Grant Committee, Planning Committee and Faculty for Rural Health Professions Institute for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. He also serves as a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs MidSouth Healthcare Network’s Resources Council and Operations and Planning Council. He has published numerous articles and book chapters.

 

Reagan’s community involvement includes work with the Boy Scouts of America, and service as an elder at Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City for the past 15 years.

Hispanic Wanted for Child Rape and Robbery


NASHVILLE, Tenn.—South Precinct detectives have sworn out arrest warrants charging child rape and aggravated robbery against Olbin Sabier Euceda, 26, in connection with Sunday night’s violent attack on an eleven-year-old girl and her parents in their 727 Bell Road apartment (Overlook complex).

          The child’s mother had just gotten home from the store at 7:15 p.m. and was returning to her car after carrying in several grocery bags when she was approached by a stranger who was subsequently identified as Olbin Euceda.  Euceda pulled a pistol and ordered the mother back into the apartment where he and an accomplice robbed the family of electronics and other items.  Detectives were told that Euceda forced the eleven-year-old into a bedroom where she was sexually assaulted.

          Olbin Euceda has also now been identified as one of the two men who committed a home invasion robbery Saturday evening at MapleCreek apartments on Glenrose Avenue.  In that case, the suspects forced their way into an apartment at gunpoint and forced the family to surrender their cash and gold jewelry.

          Officers throughout Nashville are now searching for Euceda, who is considered to be armed and very dangerous.  Euceda is believed to be traveling with his cousin, Benson Olman Euceda, 25.  They are known to frequent the Murfreesboro Pike/Thompson Lane area of South Nashville.  Olbin Euceda had recently been living at The Clairmont apartments on Patricia Drive.

          Anyone seeing and/or knowing the whereabouts of Olbin Sabier Euceda or Benson Olman Euceda is urged to immediately contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.  Spanish speaking call takers are available.   Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

Bliss Home Finds its Happy Place


KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Bliss Home features Jennifer Simpson for the December’s First Friday event. A reception will be held at Bliss Home, 29 Market Square, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 2. 

Simpson finds her inspiration in earth, nature and herself. Her mantra for her work is “finding your happy place” and it truly comes across in her collection. 

“My goal as an artist is to elevate the ordinary, the common-place, to the level of art. I feel it’s easy to take a sweeping vista or beautiful sunset and visually record its beauty, but what about the little things? The clover under our feet, the clouds that float above us every day, or even trees reflected in a puddle – seeing beauty in these places requires that we see through different eyes.”

Simpson is a Knoxville based artist who uses a unique mixed media process to create one of a kind pieces of art based on childhood recollections as well as current daydreams. She has exhibited her art up and down the east coast as well as private collections in the United States, Australia, China, the UK and Sweden. Her work has been featured in many mediums such as Indie Icing, Diary of a Mod Housewife, House Beautiful Magazine and on ‘Live at Five at Four’ on WBIR, a Knoxville television station.   

“It would do us all good if we could live in the moment and observe the beauty around us instead of focusing on what we did yesterday or what we have planned for later on. If my artwork plays a small part in you doing that then I feel I have accomplished something worthwhile and beautiful.”

You can learn more about her at, www.JenniferSimpsonArt.com or email her directly at happyphotography@gmail.com.

Her art will be featured beginning December 2 and remain through the month.

Hispanic Teenager suspected deadly shooter


An arrest warrant charging criminal homicide has been issued against Luis Napoleon Paz, 18, for the November 6th shooting death of Antonio Nasario outside San Jose Fiesta Mexican Restaurant at 99 Wallace Road.

          Paz is suspected of being the passenger in a gold Toyota Camry that fired one shot striking Nasario, 25, in the chest after an argument in the parking lot at 12:30 a.m. 

          Paz was last known to have lived on Haystack Lane.  Anyone seeing Paz or knowing his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.  Spanish-speaking operators are available.  Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.  

PARKS DEPARTMENT SEARCHING FOR CITY’S CHRISTMAS TREE



Nashville, Tennessee — Metro Parks is asking for your help in finding the perfect tree to serve as the centerpiece for the city’s holiday season.

 

Metro Parks’ Horticulturalist Randall Lantz said the city is looking for a “30 to 40-foot Norway Spruce that looks good from all angles.  We would very much like to have a tree that has grown too big for its current location. It’s out there.  We just haven’t found it yet.”

 

Lantz went on to say the Parks’ Department would gladly cut down the tree, remove the stump, and plant a replacement tree if desired.  If you have a tree that meets the criteria, call Randall Lantz at 862-8400 or email him at Randall.Lantz@nashville.gov.

Reply of MANNY PACQUIAO VS. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ III


It’s a special edition of HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® when HBO Sports presents MANNY PACQUIAO VS. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ III, the exclusive replay of their welterweight title showdown, this SATURDAY, NOV. 19 at 10:30 p.m. (ET/ PT) on HBO.  The HBO Sports team, which was ringside for the live event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, calls all the action.  The replay will be available in HDTV.

            Worldwide icon Pacquiao and battle-tested ring veteran Marquez met Saturday, Nov. 12 for the third chapter of their stirring rivalry, which was carried live on HBO Pay-Per-View®.  Pacquiao captured a majority decision in the hotly contested battle.

            Following the exclusive replay, the previously announced 12-round middleweight title fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Peter Manfredo Jr. will be seen from Houston’s Reliant Arena (live ET/tape-delayed PT).

Sabado y Domingo Gratis entrada al ZOO


KNOXVILLE.—Gracias al patrocinio de las tiendas de abarrotes KROGER, la entrada al zoologico es gratis hoy sabado 12 y manana domingo 13 desde las 10 am a las 4:30pm.

Las tiendas de abarrotes KROGER hacen posible que cada ano la entrada al Zoologico de Knoxville sea gratuita y que tan solo se les pida a los visitantes una donacion voluntaria de alimentos u otros articulos para ser donados a grupos locales de caridad. 

Rogero es la nueva alcaldesa de Knoxville


Madeline Rogero a los 59 años de edad, se convierte en la primera mujer en ocupar la posición de alcalde en los 223 años de historia de la ciudad de Knoxville.

La alcadesa Rogero venció de una manera cómoda al joven y menos experimentado en asuntos de gobierno municipal, Mark Padgett, en la segunda votación electoral del martes 8 de noviembre. Rogero estuvo a solo 16 votos de ganar las elecciones en la primera vuelta electoral en septiembre.

La alcadesa Rogero había perdido frente al ahora gobernador del estado, Bill Haslam en las elecciones municipales del 2003. Años más tarde, Haslam nombró a Rogero como directora de desarrollo comunitario de la ciudad. Entre otras funciones de gobierno Rogero fue elegida como comisionada del condado Knox y directora ejecutiva y urbanista en instituciones sin fines de lucro sirviendo la ciudad de Knoxville.

Rogero recibio el 59 por ciento de los votos mientras que Padgett el restante 41 por ciento.