FROZEN VEGETABLES TEST POSITIVE FOR LISTERIA


Consumers warned of contaminated green beans and corn
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NASHVILLE - The Consumer and Industry Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is issuing a public advisory to warn consumers of Listeria monocytogenes discovered in two varieties of frozen vegetables sold in Tennessee.

The contamination was discovered during routine sampling of food products sold at two different grocery stores in Harriman, Tenn.

Lab results showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in Cascadian Farm Organic Cut Green Beans. The 10 ounce package was distributed by Small Planet Foods, Inc. of Sedro-Woolley, Wash. and identified with the code 11APR2016. General Mills has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of that product, as well as green beans with the code of 10APR2016. You can read more about the recall here: General Mills voluntarily recalls a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTUwODI2LjQ4NDU0ODUxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE1MDgyNi40ODQ1NDg1MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MTc5MzQ4JmVtYWlsaWQ9cmFuZHkuamVubmluZ3NAdG4uZ292JnVzZXJpZD1yYW5keS5qZW5uaW5nc0B0bi5nb3YmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&100&&&http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm459964.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery>.

Testing also confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in Wylwood- Super Sweet Whole Kernel Corn. The 16 ounce package was distributed by Save-A-Lot Foods of Earth City, Mo. and identified with the Best By date of June 2017 and code K51564. Officials with Save-A-Lot have requested all stores pull the unsold packages of corn from the shelves.

The Department of Agriculture has notified the Food and Drug Administration and the FDA will determine if further action will be taken.

Listeria monocytogenes is unlike many other germs because it can grow in a cold environment. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women and may be fatal for individuals with weakened immune systems. Cooking and pasteurization are two methods by which to eliminate the bacteria from food.

The Consumer and Industry Services division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture sets high standards for food safety. Those standards are enforced through regular and thorough inspections and product testing.

Teenager burglars caught on tape


NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Two young men who decided to burglarize a home in the 1300 block of Grand Avenue on the night of July 20th thought they were covering their tracks by stealing the surveillance cameras inside the residence. Little did they know that the video and sound recorded by the cameras had been downloaded and preserved.

The burglary occurred at 7:50 p.m. on July 20th while the homeowner was out of the country. The thieves, who appear to be in their teens to early 20s, went through the residence stealing computer equipment, money, beer and a lawnmower. They tried to rip a flat screen television off the wall but were unsuccessful.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED

Anyone recognizing the two burglars from the surveillance video is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.

Nashville Police captures criminal trio with cocaine, a gun, and some cash


NASHVILLE, Tenn.– A two month-long investigation by Specialized Investigations Division Narcotics Unit detectives into cocaine distribution in the Nashville area resulted in the arrest of three persons, all convicted felons, and the seizure of three ounces of cocaine, one handgun, and $2,603 cash.

How did it happen?

Detectives stopped a suspect vehicle and took Theodis Mann, 32, Timothy Harlan, 48, and Marcellas Harlan, 41, into custody.  During a search of the car detectives seized the cocaine, gun, and cash.

What will it happen now?

All three suspects are charged with possession of cocaine for resale and a crooks with guns law violation.    Mann, of Scotwood Drive, and Timothy Harlan, of Roberts Avenue, have previous cocaine possession convictions.  Marcellas Harlan, of Quail Ridge Drive, has previous convictions for aggravated rape and robbery.  Timothy Harlan received a 6-year sentence in 2012 for cocaine possession.

Should we keep faith in criminals rehabilitation?

According to Dr. David Farabee, a research psychologist at the University of California, 600,000 criminals are released into society each year, and 70% of all criminals are re-arrested within 3 years of their release from prison. After more than 40 years of studies and application of different rehabilitation theories, of the few programs that have shown any detectable positive effect on their participants, the best result was 10% reduction in recidivism. Dr. Farabee suggests we can do better.

Rose Center offers new classes to Morristown in September


Traditional Belly Dancing with Live Drums – Learn the building blocks of Middle Eastern (Arabic Style) Belly Dance: Layering, Shimmies, Zills, Props, Choreography (Lebanese, Egyptian, Morrocan), and Line Dancing. Our new and energetic instructors, Morwenna & Walid, are dedicated in keeping the culture in the dance, and teach traditional styles of belly dance, folklore, and folk-dance from Lebanon & Egypt.

Classes begin on September 1st. Classes will run on a monthly basis, every Tuesday from 7-8:30PM.Class fee is $55 per month for Rose Center Members, $60 for non-members.

Creative Writing – This new class will cover the fundamentals of writing to include outlining, character development, hooks, and tips on being published! Class will begin Tuesday, September 22, 6PM-7:30PM and will run for four sessions.

Claudia Ware, author of seven published books, will be the instructor. Cost is only $35 for Rose Center members/$40 for nonmembers.

Guitar: Private Lessons – Beginning and Intermediate guitar students are welcome to sign up for classes with our newest instructor. James Gaddy is offering weekly, half-hour lessons for $50 a month. Lessons may be scheduled for weekday evenings.

Ukulele: Beginners – Learn the Ukulele – Jimmy Buffett style!  Learn the basics through the musical stylings of the legend, Jimmy Buffett. Course will be taught by Mitchel Bradley.  Students will need to provide their own instruments.

Classes start September 5th through the 26th, 9-11AM. CD and Workbook will be included. Class fee is $60.

Essential Oils: For Babies – This is a beginners class focused on using essential oils for babies and young children. You will learn the essential oil safety, how to dilute the oils, where to apply oils for: constipation, diarrhea, ear infections, fever and respiratory congestion and coughing.

Classes are to be held on September 8th at 10AM or September 17th at 6PM. Class fee is $15.

Essential Oils: First Aid Kit – Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of Essential Oils. Essential Oils are defined as the life blood of aromatic plants extracted by steam distillation or expression. These therapeutic grade oils can be relaxing and stimulating, depending on the chemistry of the essential oil used. The oils can be applied topically to the skin, inhaled or in some cases taken internally. Many essential oils have anti-bacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. When essential oils are extracted from a plant, the extract can be up to 100 times more potent than the plant itself. This is a beginners class where you will learn what essential oils are, how they are made, why some oils do not work and how to use them on your body for first aid

Classes are to be held on September 29th at 10AM or October 1st at 6PM. Class fee is $15.

Classifieds – Clasificados- Avisos Publicos – Public Notice


AVISO PUBLICO
La Organización de Planificación del Transporte Regional Knoxville

Reunión del Comité Técnico , 8 de septiembre 2015

El Comité Técnico de la Organización de Planificación de Transporte Regional Knoxville ( TPO ) 

se reunirá el martes 8 de septiembre a las 9 horas, en el Salón denomindao Small Assembly Roomdel edificio City / County, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN . 
La agenda completa estará disponible en la página web del TPO  aproximadamente una semana antes de la reunión y se puede encontrar aquí: www.knoxtrans.org/meetings/techagen.htm . Si desea una copia de la orden del día por favor póngase en contacto con el TPO . 
Si necesitas ayuda o acomodo para una discapacidad, por favor póngase en contacto con el TPO y estaremos encantados de trabajar con usted para satisfacer cualquier solicitud razonable . 
Ph . 865- 215-2694 · contacttpo@knoxtrans.org 

PUBLIC NOTICE:

Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization

Technical Committee Meeting, September 8, 2015

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Technical Committee will

meet on Tuesday, September 8th at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City/County

Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. The full Agenda will be available on the TPO

website approximately one week prior to the meeting and can be found here:

http://www.knoxtrans.org/meetings/techagen.htm. If you would like a copy of the Agenda please

contact the TPO. If you need assistance or accommodation for a disability, please contact the

TPO and we will be glad to work with you in obliging any reasonable request. Ph. 215-2694 ·

contacttpo@knoxtrans.org.



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ART MARKET GALLERY’S SEPTEMBER FEATURED ARTIST EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION


KNOXVILLE – Recent works by Gary Dagnan of Knoxville and Larry Gabbard of Kingston, will be on display  Sept. 7 to Sept. 27 at the Art Market Gallery. An opening reception for the featured artists will be held during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk beginning at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 4.  There will be complimentary refreshments along with jazz performed by Kelvin Walters.
Most of Gary Dagnan’s oil paintings are of the mountains, hills, lakes and structures of the East Tennessee area. He is inspired by the changing light and colors that come from distinctly different seasons of the South, explaining that he is more interested in the aesthetics of a scene than with documenting a specific place:  “I want my paintings to express the emotional and spiritual connection that I have with nature,” he says. With his work in more than 400 private and public collections, the Jasper, TN, native has had 18 solo shows, and his works have been in many national, state and regional art shows throughout the United States.
Larry Gabbard enjoys fast-firing techniques that create a rich variety of textures and colors on bisque clay. “I find the unexpected marks made when clay, heat, and smoke interact to be among the most intriguing and challenging of finishes to perfect and reproduce,” he says. While most of his elegant pottery is wheel thrown, he seeks out alternative methods, among them raku, horse hair, saggar, obvara, and pit firing. The Cincinnati, OH, transplant began his pottery career after moving to Kingston in 1999. He attends workshops of well known potters as well as classes at renowned educational institutions to learn more and refine his skills.
Owned and operated by more than 60 professional regional artists, the Art Market Gallery, at 422 South Gay St., is a few doors away from Mast General store and next to Downtown Grill & Brewery. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is wheelchair accessible, and parking in the abutting garage and on the street is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call 865-525-5265, or visitartmarketgallery.net orfacebook.com/Art.Market.Gallery.

Clarence Brown Theatre to Hold 2015-2016 General Auditions


Clarence Brown Theatre
to Hold 2015-2016 General Auditions

The Clarence Brown Theatre will hold general auditions for "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play," "A Christmas Carol," and "Titus Andronicus" on August 22nd and 23rd at the theatre. An information packet and application can be found on the web at http://clarencebrowntheatre.com/about-us/auditions/. Applications are due by 10am Friday, August 21st.

In January, the CBT will be seeking actors of color for "A Lesson Before Dying" and "South Pacific." For the specific dates for these auditions, please contact Shelly Payne at 974-6725.

With a dual mission to train the next generation of theatre artists and to provide top quality professional theatre, the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is one of only 12 academic LORT (League of Resident Theatre) institutions in the nation.  Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Calvin MacLean and Managing Director David B. Byrd, the CBT season runs from August through May and features eight productions ranging from musicals to drama.

The CBT provides a cultural resource for both the university and the larger East Tennessee community that affirms diversity and inclusivity in all their forms.

The 2015-2016 season includes: The 39 Steps; Of Mice and Men Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; A Christmas Carol; Santaland Diaries; Titus Andronicus; A Lesson Before Dying; The Open Hand and South Pacific. For more information or tickets, call the CBT Box Office at 865-974-5161 or visit us online at http://clarencebrowntheatre.com/.  Stay connected to the Clarence Brown Theatre on Facebook (Clarence Brown Theatre), follow us on Twitter (@ClarenceBrown) and view Clarence Brown videos on YouTube (Clarence Bro).