FROZEN VEGETABLES TEST POSITIVE FOR LISTERIA


Consumers warned of contaminated green beans and corn
Frozen Green Beans Frozen Corn 2 Frozen Corn

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).

CLASSIFIEDS -CLASIFICADOS / AVISO PUBLICO – PUBLIC NOTICE


PUBLIC NOTICE:

Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization

Executive Board Meeting, August 26, 2015

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Executive Board will meet

on Wednesday, August 26 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/execagen.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.


SPANISH
AVISO PUBLICO

Reunión del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Organización de Planificación

de Transporte Regional Knoxville, 26 de agosto 2015

La Junta Ejecutiva de la Organización Regional de Planificación de Transporte Knoxville (TPO)se reunirá el miércoles 26 de agosto a las 9 a.m. en el salon denominado Small Assembly Room del edificio City/County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. .

La agenda completa estará disponible en el sitio web de TPO aproximadamente una semana antes de la reunión y se puede encontrar aquí: http://www.knoxtrans.org/meetings/execagen.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 en que podamos para satisfacer cualquier solicitud razonable.
Ph . 215-2694

contacttpo@knoxtrans.org


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Pescado Asado

Pescado Asado

Ingredientes

– 1 cucharada de aceite de oliva
– 2 cucharadas de jugo de limón verde
– 1 libra de pescado, de carne firme (Halibut, bacalao, flounder)
– 1 taza de salsa, preferiblemente fresca
– 1 limón verde
– Aceite antiadherente en aerosol

Instrucciones

Prepare la parrilla al carbón, o precaliente la parrilla y prepare la asadera con aceite antiadherente en aerosol.

Mezcle el aceite y el jugo de limón verde, luego pinte el pescado con esta mezcla. Ase o cocine hasta que el pescado se vuelva opaco, alrededor de 6 minutos (dependiendo del grosor del pescado). Cubra con la salsa y las rodajas de limón verde y sirva inmediatamente.

PUBLIC NOTICE- AVISO PUBLICO


AVISO A LOS CONTRATISTAS

DE LA CIUDAD DE KINGSTON, TN, OFERTAS DE LICITACION DE CONSTRUCCIÓN

PARA SER RECIBIDAS A MAS TARDAR EL 24 DE AGOSTO 2015

Las ofertas de licitacion en sobre sellado serán recibidas por la ciudad de Kingston, TN, en las oficinas del Gerente del Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad en 900 Waterford Place, Kingston, Tennessee, hasta las 2:00 PM., el 24 de agosto de 2015, y seran abiertas públicamente en la oficina del Gerente de la Ciudad, 900 Waterford Place, Kingston, Tennessee a esa hora. La lectura de las ofertas comenzará a las 2:00PM (EST)

Una reunion obligatoria previa a la oferta en el estacionamiento propuesto en la esquina de Ladd Landing Boulevard y Waterford Place se llevará a cabo el 14 de agosto de 2015 a las 2:00 PM.

El trabajo sobre la Fase 2 del proyecto Uso de Vías Verdes y Caminos Compartidos de Kingston consistirá en la construcción de una instalación de baño, zona de estacionamiento, ampliación de vías verdes, áreas de descanso, estaciones de fitness, señalización y otros artículos diversos y otros trabajos que sean necesarios para completar el proyecto, dirigidos por el Ingeniero. Las especificaciones y hojas de licitación, Información para los Licitantes, Formulario de Oferta, el Formulario de Contrato, planos, especificaciones y formas de la subasta de Bonos, Garantía de Fiel Cumplimiento, Pago de los Bonos y los otros documentos contractuales pueden obtenerse del Ingeniero. Se require que los licitantes que presenten sus propuestas lo hagan usando las Formas de Oferta que se pueden obtener del Ingeniero.

Los documentos de licitación e información, y planes, se pueden obtener poniéndose en contacto con Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc. ubicados en 1909 Ailor Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921, mediante el pago no reembolsable de $ 75.00 por cada conjunto de documentos en papel. Las copias electrónicas del conjunto de documentos están disponibles con en el pago no reembolsable de $ 50.00. Documentos de Licitación se pueden solicitar por teléfono (865-546-5800) o correo electrónico (tnlusk@vaughnmelton.com).

LAS PROPUESTAS DE CONTRATOS SE EMITIRAN HASTA LA HORA FIJADA PARA LA APERTURA DE LAS OFERTAS

Un Contratista responsible de la obra deberá precalificar con el Departamento de Transporte de conformidad con la Sección 54-5-117 del “Tennessee Code Annotated” y la regla 1680-5-3 precalificación de contratistas del Departamento de Transporte de Tennessee antes de proporcionarles propuestas apropiadas para licitaciones.

La ciudad de Kingston, TN comunica a todos los licitantes que se ha establecido la meta de lograr la participacion de un 12% de Empresas en Desventaja (DBE) para este proyecto y debe ser cumplido o excedido. Todas las companies DBE deben estar certificados TNUCP (una lista de estas empresas se puede encontrar en el sitio web de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Empresas de TDOT, Small Business Development) y pre-calificado por la División de Construcción TDOT como se indica en el Manual de Directrices de Gobierno Local.

La ciudad de Kingston, TN comunica a todos los licitantes que será afirmativamente asegurado que en cualquier contrato celebrado en virtud del presente anuncio, a las empresas comerciales en desventaja se les dará plena oportunidad de presentar sus ofertas en respuesta a esta invitación, y no serán objeto de discriminación por razones de edad, raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo o discapacidad en consideración para ser adjudicado.

La ciudad de Kingston, TN es un empleador de igualdad de oportunidades de acción afirmativa, libre de drogas

con políticas de no discriminación por motivos de raza, sexo, religión, color, origen nacional o étnico, edad, discapacidad o servicio military.

Teléfono (865) 376-6584 Ciudad de Kingston

NOS RESERVAMOS EL DERECHO DE RECHAZAR CUALQUIER Y TODAS LAS OFERTAS

ENGLISH

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

OF CITY OF KINGSTON, TN, CONSTRUCTION BIDS

TO BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 24, 2015

Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Kingston, TN, at the City Hall offices of the City Manager on 900 Waterford Place, Kingston, Tennessee, until 2:00 PM., on August 24, 2015, and opened publically at the office of City Manager, 900 Waterford Place, Kingston, Tennessee at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin at 2:00 PM. (EST)

A mandatory pre-bid meeting at the proposed parking area at the corner of Ladd Landing Boulevard and Waterford Place will be held on August 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Work on the Kingston Greenways Shared Use Paths – Phase 2 project will consist of the construction of a restroom facility, parking area, greenway extension, rest areas, fitness stations, signage, and other miscellaneous items and other work as necessary to complete the project as directed by the Engineer. Specifications and bid sheets, Information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications, and forms of Bid Bond, Performance Bond, Payment Bond and other Contract documents may be obtained from the Engineer. Bidders are required to submit their bids on Bid Forms obtained from the Engineer.

Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be obtained by contacting the Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc. located at 1909 Ailor Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921, upon non-refundable payment of $75.00 for each set of paper documents. Electronic copies of the document set are available at non-refundable payment of $50.00. Bidding Documents may be requested by phone (865-546-5800) or email (tnlusk@vaughnmelton.com).

PROPOSAL CONTRACTS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE TIME SET FOR OPENING BIDS

A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalification of contractors before biddable proposals will be furnished.

The City of Kingston, TN hereby notifies all bidders that a 12% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal has been set for this project and must be met or exceeded. All DBE firms must be TNUCP certified (a listing of these firms can be found on TDOT’s Small Business Development website) and pre-qualified by the TDOT Construction Division as stated in the Local Government Guidelines Manual.

The City of Kingston, TN hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award.

The City of Kingston, TN is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service.

Telephone (865) 376-6584   City of Kingston

THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED