In Greek mythology and history, there were at least eight men named Medon. Medon, the faithful herald of Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey. Following the advice of his son Telemachus, Odysseus spares Medon’s life after killing the suitors of Penelope, plaguing his halls in his homeland of Ithaca. Medon attempts to return the favor by speaking on behalf of his master, claiming that Odysseus' violence was not unwarranted by the gods. Ovid mentions the "cruel" Medon as one of the suitors. Medon, a Centaur at the wedding of Pirithous and Hippodamia. Medon, the son of Pylades and Electra and brother of Strophius. Medon, son of Eteoclus and accordingly a participant in the war of the Epigoni. Medon, one of the Tyrrhenian pirates who attempted to enslave Dionysus and were changed into fish. Medon, half-brother of Ajax the Lesser and son of Oileus, king of Locris, by Rhene or Alcimache, he lived in Phylace, to where he had to flee after he had killed a relative of his stepmother Eriopis. In the Trojan War, he took over Philoctetes' army after Philoctetes was bitten by a snake and left on Lemnos because the wound festered and smelled bad.

Medon was killed by Aeneas. Medon, a "cunning craftsman" of Cilla, husband of Iphianassa and father of Metalcas and Zechis, of whom the former was slain in the Trojan War by Neoptolemus, the latter by Teucer. Medon, a son of Ceisus and grandson of Temenus, he was a king of Argos but his powers were limited to the minimum in favor of the people's self-government. Medon, son of Codrus, was the first archon of Athens, he was lame, why his brother Neileus would not let him rule, but the Delphian oracle bestowed the kingdom upon Medon. Homer. Odyssey. Trans. Stanley Lombardo. Canada: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000. Print

Carl Friedländer

Carl Friedländer was a German pathologist and microbiologist who helped discover the bacterial cause of pneumonia in 1882. He first described thromboangiitis obliterans. Edwin Klebs had seen bacteria in the airways of individuals who died from pneumonia in 1875. Friedländer's second communication on the micrococci of pneumonia, which appeared on 15 November 1883, touched off a controversy over the causative agent of pneumonia that continued for the next three years. In this second report he noted that he had examined more than 50 additional cases of pneumonia and that he had identified bacteria in nearly all of them and that sections from which the bacteria were absent were from the lungs of patients dying late in the course of the disease. Friedländer noted that it was necessary to use special stains to see the bacteria because using ordinary stains nuclei and fibrin stained the same way as bacteria and thus obscured the ability to see the bacteria; as a result, Klebsiella pneumoniae is called Friedländer's bacterium or Friedländer's bacillus.

It is unclear if the bacteria that he observed in persons dying of pneumonia were all Klebsiella, some may well have been Streptococcus pneumoniae. In 1886, he introduced the ampoule in medicine, he died a premature death, aged 39 or 40, after a brief stint with a respiratory disease, believed to be caused by his discovered infectious organism, the Friedlander's Bacillus. Friedländer, C. Über die Schizomyceten bei der acuten fibrösen Pneumonie. Virchow's Arch pathol. Anat. u. Physiol. 87:319-324, Feb. 4, 1882. Carl Friedländer: Arteriitis obliterans. Zentralblatt für die medizinischen Wissenschaften, Berlin, 1876, 14

Karns High School

Karns High School is a public high school in the Karns community of Knox County, Tennessee administered by the Knox County Schools public school district. A growing population in western Knox County required its establishment in 1913; as of the 2008-2009 academic year there were about 1,900 enrolled students. Since 1995, Karns High School has educated students in grades 9 through 12. In 2008, the school underwent construction to add additional cafeteria to serve the influx of new students. Karns High School is 1 of 16 Knox County schools. Foreign languages offered at Karns are French, German and Spanish. Nearby, Byington is considered to be one of the top vocational and technical supplimentarys in East Tennessee. 9 of the other 15 Knox county schools charter buses to Byington Vocational so that other students are presented with an opportunity to participate in this program. Options are being considered to introduce a new internship program in which student can obtain full-time jobs upon graduation.

The student to teacher ratio is 16:1. The graduation rate is 91%, above the state average of 84%; the student body makeup is 52% female 48% male, the total minority enrollment is 21%. 32% of the student body qualifies for low income aid. 2017 Enrollment: 1,213. Karns High School provides a number of extracurricular activities for its students; the mascot for Karns High School is the Beaver. Karns High school rivals - Powell High School and Hardin Valley High School Sports offered include: Baseball Basketball Cheerleading Cross Country Dance Football Golf Majorettes Rugby Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball Wrestling Concert Band Chorus Drama Drumline Ensemble Marching band Orchestra Yearbook Staff Academic Team AFJROTC CDC & Peer Tutoring Chess Color Guard DECA Family Career Community Leaders of America Fellowship of Christian Athletes Future Business Leaders of America Health Occupation Students of America Key Club Marching Band National Honors Society Scholars' Bowl Student Government Association Technology Student Association Ultimate Frisbee Young Life Winter Guard Future Teachers of America Emily Ann Roberts, A finalist on season 9 of NBC’s The Voice.

Trevor Bayne, NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series Driver Phil Bozeman, lead vocalist for the deathcore band Whitechapel Andrew Carlton, Christian singer Will Chambers Singer, songwriter. Wilbert Cherry, first African American basketball player at The University of Tennessee Cylk Cozart, actor whose credits include Conspiracy Theory and 16 Blocks Cale Iorg, former minor league baseball player in the Detroit Tigers organization Dwight Smith Played baseball at Austin Peay, he was a four-year starter and 1st team all O. V. V, he coached for the Beavers for 17 seasons and is the all-time winningest coach boasting a record 287 wins and 12 district appearances, winning 4 of the 12 district championships. He coached his team to 1 state championship appearance but was defeated by Montgomery Bell Academy. In 2003 The Karns baseball field was named after Mr. Dwight Smith. Doug Roth, who played for the University of Tennessee, the NBA's Washington Bullets. Devin Sibley who played for Furman and was a 3x SoCon player of the year Knoxville's Best Award Knoxville's Best Teacher Award PDK Principal of the Year - 2002 Diane Psihogios PDK Assistant Principal of the Year - 2002 David Boggan Leadership Education Five 21st Century Classrooms Optimist Club Sportsmanship Award Graduating classes averaging over $1.99 million in scholarships ACOM / Panasonic Cultural Exchange Program to Japan UT Whittle Scholars 7 National Merit Finalists Special Recognition Area 5 Special Olympics United Way Award of Appreciation 1 Profile in Courage Essay Contest Honorable Mention Official Website