Bass tournament at Douglas Lake
The Mountain Division Tournament for the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League will be held at Douglas Lake near Sevierville this weekend.
Mountain Cove Marina in Sevierville will host the takeoff and weigh-in at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. If the April 29 tournament is not yet full, entries will be accepted at tournament registration, which will be held April 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the area Wal-Mart store located at 630 E. Broadway in Jefferson City, Tenn.
As many as 200 boaters and 200 co-anglers are expected to compete in each tournament, which will award as much as $45,000 in cash, including as much as $6,000 to the Boater Division winner.
Rep. Bob Clement donates papers to UT
Saying he wants to encourage citizens to take a more active role in government, former U.S. Rep. Bob Clement donated his political papers to the Modern Political Archives, a joint effort of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the University of Tennessee Libraries.The Baker Center, which opened in 2003, is a non-partisan center dedicated to creating a better understanding of government and fostering a greater appreciation for the importance of public service.
The center includes the papers of U.S. Sens. Howard H. Baker Jr., Estes Kefauver, Fred Thompson and William Emerson Brock III; Govs. Donald Sundquist and Winfield Dunn; U.S. Congressmen John J. Duncan Sr. and Howard H. Baker Sr.; U.S. Congresswoman Irene Baker; and state Sen. Ben Atchley.The son of former Tennessee Gov. Frank Clement, Bob Clement has served 15 years in Congress.
convene in Knoxville
An array of Nobel Laureates will join Gov. Phil Bredesen and hundreds of the country’s top physicists as the University of Tennessee will soon host the 2006 meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) of the American Physical Society.Set for May 16-20 at the Knoxville Convention Center, the meeting will include a Nobel Symposium, featuring three former Nobel Prize winners in physics: Bill Phillips, the 1997 winner; Eric Cornell, 2002 winner; and Roy Glauber, winner of the 2005 prize. “Bringing DAMOP to Knoxville and to UT is a significant event,” said UT/ORNL distinguished professor and DAMOP 2006 chair Joe Macek. “It is the top meeting in the field, and the opportunities available to the general public are outstanding.”The event is free for teachers, and travel assistance is available for those traveling more than 100 miles to Knoxville.