Knoxville News Sentinel: K-25’s North Tower bites the dust; demolition project nearing end

Knoxville News Sentinel: K-25’s North Tower bites the dust; demolition project nearing end

Congratulations to UCOR for doing their job on time, safely and within budget! OAK RIDGE — The skeletal structure of K-25’s North Tower came tumbling down with a boom Wednesday morning, marking another milestone in the decades-long, billion-dollar effort to stabilize, tear down and clean up one of the oversized nuclear legacies of the World War II Manhattan Project. The government’s cleanup manager, URS-CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR), invited members of the news media and others to witness the occasion at the former uranium-processing site now known as the East Tennessee Technology Park. Read the full article here!...

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Knoxville News Sentinel: Backing Pat done with support for foundation, rout on court

Knoxville News Sentinel: Backing Pat done with support for foundation, rout on court

Tennessee continued a couple of familiar and popular themes Sunday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena. It backed Pat and beat Bama. The backing upstaged the beating. And it began before the Lady Vols won their 39th consecutive game against Alabama in appropriate fashion, 96-69. Many fans in the crowd of 12,512 donned “We Back Pat” shirts for the occasion, as Tennessee took its turn in honoring the Lady Vols former coach in her fight against Alzheimer’s. Sunday’s game was the culmination of “We Back Pat” week, which was promoted by the SEC with the intent of bringing attention to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund. The foundation received more than attention Sunday. The News Sentinel, Sam’s Club and SEC officials presented Summitt with checks totaling $32,145. Read the full...

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Knoxville News Sentinel: Pat Summitt Foundation making a difference in Alzheimer’s fight

Dr. Ronald C. Petersen: Pat Summitt Foundation making a difference in Alzheimer’s fight Dr. Ronald C. Petersen is a professor of neurology, Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research; Cadieux Director, Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center; and director of the Mayo Clinic In November 2011, the formation of the Pat Summitt Foundation was announced by the legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball head coach and her son,Tyler Summitt. Dedicated to winning the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, its mission as a grant-making foundation is to advance research for prevention and a cure; to provide hope, care and critical support for patients, caregivers and families; and to educate the public on the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and the urgent need for a cure. In fact, the Pat Summitt Foundation has already begun to make a difference by awarding its first two grants to local Knoxville organizations late last year. Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc. and The Cole Neuroscience Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center were the first recipients. The Alzheimer’s Tennessee’s grant will be used to purchase a van to make their services even more accessible to the area community. The Cole Center’s grant will extend services to patients who are not covered by traditional insurance, thereby furthering their mission of patient and family education, support groups and growth of their research programs. Read...

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The Daily Beacon: SEC works to ‘Back Pat’

Throughout the SEC, and especially at UT, Pat Summitt is in everyone’s thoughts. The SEC announced that for the second year they have organized a “We Back Pat” Week to bring awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation, which was established by Summitt in November 2011, and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease. “I am honored and humbled that the Southeastern Conference schools continue to support the work of the Pat Summit Foundation’s fight against Alzheimer’s,” Summitt, head coach emeritus, said. “The ‘We Back Pat’ Week not only brings public attention to our cause, but it also helps raise funds that will be awarded by our foundation in the form of grants to organizations who battle this disease every day.” Read the full...

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