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Bass keynotes FWK Chamber breakfast

Dr. Bill Bass gave Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce members a taste of forensic anthropology at a speaker series breakfast Tuesday, May 4.

“You look for problems in your business, so I thought I’d show you how I look for problems too,” Bass said.

He presented several forensic anthropology cases he’s worked since the 1960s, drawing out similarities to the problem-solving business owners must do in their own fields.

“You all look for inconsistencies to see if there’s something wrong with what you’re seeing,” Bass said, presenting a case about a body found wearing sandals in the winter.

That small clue led Bass to solve the case, eventually identifying the victim as a psychiatric hospital patient.

“You understand how important it is to be careful,” Bass said.

Bass recently released his fifth fiction novel, “The Bone Thief,” from The Body Farm series he co-authors with Jon Jefferson under the pen name Jefferson Bass.

He told Chamber members to expect two more novels, one in 2011 and another in 2012.

“The Mayan calendar ends in 2012, so we don’t know what’s going to happen then,” he joked.

Farragut Town Administrator David Smoak heard Bass for the first time Tuesday morning.

“He was very interesting. He obviously had a wealth of knowledge about his field, which is neat. He was just a great speaker.”

Mayor Ralph McGill said the Chamber was lucky to have such a well-known author come speak.

“In the field of forensic anthropology, he has made Knoxville the center of the world,” McGill said.

Vice Mayor Dot LaMarche agreed.

“I like to come to these because my daughter’s in pathology; she’s a scientist. He signed a book for me, one of his first books, and it was really meaningful to her.

“I think it’s very important that we have such an impressive person here. He’s very enlightening. I love hearing him,” she said.


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