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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 196 ■ July 15, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents

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Foundation may be out more than $1.25M in Bolze fraud case By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer KNOXVILLE — It appears the American Eagle Foundation may be out more than $1.25 million in Dennis Bolze’s fraud case, and the group’s president is vowing to fight an effort to get the group to repay

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dividend checks it received from the financier. Though Al Cecere didn’t given a specific dollar amount for how much of the nonprofit’s money was tied up in the scam, he did say it is “still owed far more” than trustee Wayne Walls is seeking to reclaim from dividend payments Bolze made to it. Cecere also vows to

fight the effort, saying the group has retained Dallas, Texas, bankruptcy attorney Michael Quilling. “The foundation was, and is, a victim of Bolze’s scam,” Cecere said in a message to The Mountain Press Wednesday. “Contrary to the implications in the lawsuit, the foundation invested more funds with Advanced Trading Services than

it ever received back. Even after applying the funds that the foundation received back from Bolze’s investment company, which we believed to be our principal and legitimate investment returns, we are still owed far more than what we invested. The foundation is a ‘net

Poll preparation

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Ex-UT receiver among indicted By JEFF FARRELL Staff writer

on Saturdays. The Seymour location will operate from 11-6 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays July 22-24 and 29-31. In addition to settling who will appear on the ballot for the Nov. 2 election in the guber-

SEVIERVILLE — The Sevier County Grand Jury returned indictments this week against a former University of Tennessee wide receiver charged with solicitation of a minor, and against the men charged in two murders. Former Vol wide receiver Josh Briscoe served briefly as a football coach at Pigeon Forge High School after completing his playing career. At the start of the last school year, however, Briscoe was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor. Briscoe now faces additional charges. The grand jury returned presentments charging him with soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of solicitation of a minor. He is free on bond. The grand jury also returned indictments to the three men charged with murdering an elderly Kodak woman and a man charged with using a woodcutting tool to kill the man who might have been his father. Shannon Baltimore, Theadore Ratliff and Steven Eugene Weaver

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Sports

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Weather Today

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Voting machine technician Nathan Whaley, right, familiarizes early voting poll workers during a training session Wednesday.

Early-voting period begins Friday By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

Isolated Storms High: 93°

Tonight Isolated Storms Low: 70° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries J.B. Stanley, 84 Eve Henry, 89 Darrell Bright, 65 Nell Worth, 87 Roy Cogdill, 66 Michael Sutton, 28 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . A1-14 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-10 Classifieds . . . . . . A10-12 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A13 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A13

Corrections The Mountain Press is committed to accuracy. Please report factual errors by calling 428-0748 Ext. 214.

Area residents who want to have their say on everything from who runs the county to who leads the state and nation will get their first chance when early voting starts Friday. The Aug. 5 elections will include a ballot for the local general election, as well as primary contests for state and national offices including the soon-to-be empty governor’s seat. Those who can’t make it out that Thursday or just want to do their patriotic

When, where to vote The warehouse on Dolly Parton Parkway will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The Seymour location will operate from 11-6 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays July 22-24 and 29-31.

duty in advance will be able to do so through July 31 at the Voting Machine Warehouse and on two consecutive weekends at the Seymour Public Library. The warehouse on Dolly Parton Parkway will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to noon

Planners again reject request from Ogle for rezoning change By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — It may not have been the result that seemed likely going into Tuesday evening’s Sevier County Planning Commission meeting. Though county officials convinced a local developer to change his rezoning request to seek a lower zoning than he hoped for, the group still opted by a 6-2 vote to reject that petition. Ron Ogle was twice shot down by the planners and once denied by the County Commission when he asked in recent months that property he owns at the corner of Wears Valley and Valley View roads be moved from an A-1 (agricultural) designation to C-2 (general commercial). In each instance, Ogle was encouraged by various officials to downgrade his request to C-1 (rural commercial), a zoning they said would fit better for an area filled with farms and homes. Since then, Ogle, who has declined to comment on his most recent request and wasn’t at Tuesday’s meeting, seems to have worked hard to get the approval he needs to move forward with what he said will be a retail enterprise offering landscaping sup-

plies and souvenirs. He has staked out the building’s proposed footprint on the vacant site in an attempt to show frequent floods there won’t be a problem and moved down to the suggested C-1, County Planner Jeff Ownby told the group. The first sign even the new request wouldn’t meet with the commission’s approval came when Ownby, who first suggested the C-1 request, worked to point out he never said he would support such a petition. Indeed, Ownby only said he believes C-1 to be the highest possible use for the small parcel that he said Tuesday sits 12 feet below the grade of Wears Valley Road and 75 percent in the flood hazard area for the flood-prone Cove Creek. When pressed by Commissioner Mike Hillard, Ownby dodged taking a position on Ogle’s C-1 request. “I’ve determined not to make a recommendation on this,” Ownby said. “I’ve made three recommendations on this already.” Ownby gave his own thumbs-down to the previous trio of petitions. Commissioner Ben Clabo had no trouble formulating an opinion on the petiSee planners, Page A5

Death sentence commuted

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Death row inmate Gaile Owens is shown at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville. Gov. Phil Bredesen on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Owens, who was convicted of paying a man to kill her husband. She would have become the first woman to be executed in Tennessee in more than 200 years. Story on Page A6

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Boys-Girls Club Beach Bash scheduled July 24 Submitted report KODAK — Beach Bash for Boys & Girls Club is scheduled for July 24 at Dumplin Valley Farms to raise operating funds for the 1,696 Sevier County children who are members of club. This dinner/auction is open to the public. Those who attend are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts, shorts and flip-flops. The auction will feature autographed sports memorabilia, weekend trips and special pieces by local artisans. One item up for bid this year is the Ultimate NASCAR Fan Experience, with behind-the-scenes tours of several Charlotte racing attractions, culminating at the Charlotte Motor Speedway where the winning bidder and a guest will each get to drive eight laps in a NASCAR-style stock car. The World Class Driving Experience package offers an opportunity to drive five supercars in a professionally-managed day-long street course. Trips to Savannah and Key West are among vacation packages being auc-

tioned. An autographed Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts jersey or autographed UT helmet and football are offered. Other sports stars with autographed memorabilia include Eli Manning, Jason Witten, Tony Hawk, Bob Feller, Tony Dungy, Michael O’Keefe, Stan Musial and Mike Singletary. Bernard King, who was keynote speaker for the Boys & Girls Club Steak & Burger Dinner, signed a few items for the auction. New to this year’s auction is live music provided by Oz and Jaynes Acoustic Band, who will play during dinner and then continue following the live auction. The silent auction begins at 5:30, with dinner served at 6, followed by the live auction presided over by Thompson-Carr Auctions. The auction is scheduled to end by 9:30, and the band will play until midnight. A partial list of items up for bid will be available at www.bgcsmoky.com on July 16. Tickets for the event are $100 per person and can be reserved by calling 428-6550.

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Former Tennessee star Eric Berry has a signed jersey and other tems in the auction.

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Dam Road in Kodak, was charged July 13 with theft of property. He was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond. u Timothy Lee King, 26, of 135 Blue Ridge Lane in Seymour, was charged July 13 with violation of community corrections. He was being held. u Michael Joe Kitts, 41, of Maynardville, was charged July 13 with solicitation of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor. He was released on $25,000 bond. u Angela Kay Lambert, 48, of 3139 Forge Hideaway in Pigeon Forge, was charged July 13 with DUI, driving on a suspended license, financial responsibility law, traffic violations and possession of controlled substance. She was released on $500 bond. u Aaron Ray Nelson, 26, of 1867 Allenridge Subdivision in Sevierville, was charged July 13 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u James Bryant Sykes, 40, of 943 Harris Hollow Road in Seymour, was charged July 13 with DUI. He was being held in lieu of $2,000 bond. u Markos Tsourouktzis, 38, of 2226 Allenridge Drive in Sevierville, was charged July 13 with domestic violence assault. He was released on $3,500 bond. u David Calrton White, 41, of 1210 Pin Oak Drive Apt. 13 in Sevierville, was charged July 13 with violation of probation. He was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond.

C o m m u n i t y ca l e n d a r Editor’s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Items must be submitted at least five days in advance. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. To place an item phone 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress.com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

thursday, july 15 Submarine Veterans

Smoky Mountain submarine vets meet at 6 p.m., Bass Pro restaurant. www. SmokyMountainBase.com or 429-0465 or 692-3368.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kodak United Methodist Church, 2923 Bryan Road.

Jesus Rally

Jesus Rally 8 p.m. through Saturday at Riverbend Campground in Pigeon Forge. 453-1224. Worship leader Roger Williams, speaker Roger Woods from UT. Free.

Hot Meals

Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Sevierville and Kodak United Methodist. 9335996.

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TOPS weight loss chapter meets at 6 p.m., Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. 755-9517 or 429-3150.

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Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. u Jacob Alan Chrisman, 32, of 1759 Sandpoint Road in Sevierville, was charged July 14 with domestic violence assault. He was being held in lieu of $1,500 bond. u Zachary Mitchell Coppage, 26, of Clarksville, Ind., was charged July 13 with two counts of aggravated assault and carrying a weapon while under the influence. He was released on $25,000 bond. u Michael Lynn Douglas, 22, of Morristown, was charged July 13 with sexual battery and assault. He was released on $7,500 bond. u Brant M. Gaskill, 47, of Nashville, was charged July 13 with solicitation of a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor and sale/loan of obscene material to a minor. He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bond. u Eric Wayne Harris, 27, of 1906 Allensville Road in Sevierville, was charged July 14 with assault. He was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond. u Brandy Roxanne Hickman ,25, of Dandridge, was charged July 13 with contempt of court and a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held. u Ervin Wallace Huggins, 29, of 426 Ski Mountain Road room 60 in Gatlinburg, was charged July 13 with violation of probation. He was released. u Lucas Wayne Hurst, 21, of 4050 Douglas

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A jersey autographed by Peyton Manning can be yours at the Boys & Girls Club fundraiser.

Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3 p.m. Wellington Place. Sherry Woten, 7742221.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 9 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room

Library Movie

“Book of Eli” at 6 p.m., Anna Porter Library, Gatlinburg. Bring popcorn

and soft drinks. 436-5588.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 4292508. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 908-1245.

Human Resources

Smoky Mountain Human Resources Association meets 8-9 a.m., courthouse second floor. Teresa Bullington to speak on worker compensation.

Radio Service

Sevier County Emergency Radio Service, 7:30 p.m., EOC office on Bruce Street. 314-0899 or www.freewebs. com/aresradio.

friday, july 16 Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 4292508. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road.

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are charged with murdering Mary Jo Miller on May 7. The three men went to Miller’s home after Weaver and hatched a plan to take Oxycontin and money from her home, according to testimony by Weaver’s niece, Amy Brown. During preliminary hearings, Brown said the men began talking about robbing Miller while she drove them to Miller’s home. Weaver had first asked her to drive him there so he could fix Miller’s lawn mower; he had worked at her home on other occasions. She said she heard what could have been a gunshot while the men were inside, and then saw them walk out with Miller’s purse. The grand jury also returned an indictment against Anthony Atkins, who is charged with firstdegree murder in the death of Jeff Harlan King Sr. Atkins’ uncle, Ted Bohanon, and a friend, Shannon Parton, both testified in his preliminary hearing that he admitted to killing King during a confrontation at King’s home. Baltimore, Ratliff, Weaver and Atkins all remain in the Sevier County Jail. The grand jury also returned a presentment against Mark Allan Sears of Michigan over a wreck that killed a Kodak man and sent his wife to the hospital. Sears was allegedly trying to turn from John L. Marshall Drive onto the Parkway when he struck a motorcycle driven by 54-year-old James Miller of Kodak. Miller’s wife, Betty, was riding with him. James Miller died as a result of injuries sustained in the wreck. The presentment charges him with aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular assault, two counts of reckless aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, a third count of DUI and driving on a revoked license with a prior DUI. The grand jury returned an indictment against businessman and former Sevierville Alderman Ron Ogle as well, charging him with two counts of assault. Ogle was charged with trying to run over attorneys Ross Gray and Michael Green on a downtown Sevierville crosswalk. The grand jury is a panel of 12 randomly selected county residents who meet in private to review criminal allegations to determine whether there is enough evidence to

justify proceeding with a trial. They do not determine guilt or innocence. A new grand jury is selected every two months and meets at that time to review allegations. If a grand jury determines there is not enough evidence to merit a trial, it can return a finding on “no true bill.� If they find there is enough evidence to proceed, they can return an indictment or a presentment. Indictments are returned in cases where the charges against the accused party have already been announced in general sessions court, and a judge has sent the matter to the grand jury. Presentments are returned when the grand jury issues charges that had not been announced previously. Sealed presentments are kept secret until the defendants are arrested. The clerk’s office announced the following decisions by the grand jury (Names that are listed more than once represent people who faced multiple indictments): PRESENTMENTS: Jeremy Ball — theft over $1,000 and criminal impersonation Jeremy Ball — aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000 Gloria J. Brown — second DUI, driving on revoked, no driver’s license, seat belt violation, following too close, violation of registration law, financial responsibility Jeffrey Lynn Comb — theft over $60,000 Sherry Story Comb — theft over $60,000 Brian T. Dykes — burglary, theft of property over $500 Teresa Gail Flowers — two counts of aggravated burglary, the counts of theft over $1,000 Kristi Fox — two counts of sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance Robert K. Greer Jr. — aggravated burglary, burglary tools, vandalism Eric C. Hansen — two counts of aggravated assault, evading arrest by motor vehicle, DUI, vandalism over $500, evading arrest on foot, second count of driving on revoked, reckless endangerment Philip E. Hagler — fourth count of DUI, simple possession of marijuana, possession of schedule IV substance, unlawful possession of a weapon Grady L. Huskins — two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of theft over $500, two counts of vandalism under $500 Jamie Haptonstall — especially aggravated burglary, especially aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated kidnapping

James King — domestic assault, aggravated burglary David L. Kendrick — reckless endangerment, third count of DUI, open container, financial responsibility, driving on revoked, leaving the scene of an accident, three counts of reckless aggravated assault Bradley David Lindsey — burglary, theft under $500 Jason Darrell Lawrence — three counts of burglary, attempted theft over $500, vandalism over $1,000, two counts of theft over $1,000, two counts of vandalism over $500 Robert D. Lawhon — especially aggravated robbery, especially aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated kidnapping Justin Nels Olson — aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000 Ellijah Ramsey — two counts of aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000 Maxwell C. Richardson — theft of property $1,000 to $10,000 Allen Ray Teague — aggravated burglary, theft under $500 Isaac Michael Valentine — aggravated burglary, theft over $500 Joe T. Woods — possession of Oxycodone with intent to sell, possession of Alprazolam with intent to sell Stephen T. Williamson — sexual exploitation of a minor, solicitation of a minor Virginia E. Wise — second count of DUI Daniel Watson — aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000 William Edward Ambrose — aggravated criminal trespassing, public intoxication Colin Bartlett — theft under $500 Brian Joseph Burros — DUI, evade arrest, reckless endangerment, reckless aggravated assault, possession of firearm, driving on a suspended license Vena Catherine Cunningham — third count of DUI, violation of implied consent while driving on a revoked license for DUI Anthony B. Geames — possession of Oxycontin with intent to sell, possession of a schedule IV substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a schedule VI with intent to sell, theft over $500 Tommy Ray Gibson — burglary, theft over $1,000 Gregory Lee Gray — aggravated domestic assault Sammy Ray King — third count of DUI, implied consent with past enumerated DUI conviction, failure to report accident Dustin L. Murphy — aggravated burglary, theft under $500 Shannon Crystal McKee — DUI Seth E. Newman — burglary of motor vehicle,

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theft over $500 Zachary Parker — theft over $500, 13 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card less than $500 Michael E. Ramsey — six counts of aggravated burglary, four counts of theft of property over $1,000, two counts of theft of property over $500 Danny Lee Reed — aggravated assault Austin Conner Soprito — theft under $500 INDICTMENTS Kevin Ray Butler — possession of schedule II substance, possession of a schedule VI substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest Robert K. Burnette — violation of habitual motor vehicle offender, simple possession of marijuana Jonathan Melvin Caldwell — driving on a suspended/ canceled/revoked license Heather Lind Cook — possession of a schedule II substance with intent to sell, promotion of meth manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia Kenny C. Davis — violation of habitual motor vehicle offender, driving on a suspended license, financial responsibility, light law violation Jason B. Ebron — possession of a schedule II with intent to sell/deliver, promotion of meth manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia Uriah Lee Ferguson — assault Judy Ford — DUI, driving on a suspended/canceled/ revoked Crystal Kay Gibson — DUI, implied consent, financial responsibility Tracy R. Hammock — DUI, implied consent Eric Christopher Hansen — vandalism Billie Lynn Johnson — theft under $500 Ronald Luther Johnson — reckless endangerment, evading arrest, driving in a suspended license, child restraint law violation, reckless driving, speeding Jimmy Alan Jordan — DUI, implied consent William Franklin Lindsey — simple possession of a marijuana Jason McGill — domestic assault Julie Amber McManes — second count of DUI, implied consent with prior DUI conviction, child restraint law, reckless endangerment Allen Dwaine Moore — assault Daytona A. Myers — criminal impersonation Stacy W. Myers — domestic assault Michael D. Pack — theft over $1,000 Jackie Lee Paul — driving on a revoked license, financial responsibility Maxwell C. Richardson — aggravated burglary, theft over $500 Craig Roger Richter — theft over $1,000 Patricia E. Sawyer — second count of DUI, implied consent with past enumer-

ated DUI conviction, driving on a revoked license with prior DUI conviction, speeding Christopher Schneider — four counts of aggravated cruelty to animals Paul Carl Smith — public intoxication, disorderly conduct Daniel Watson — aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000 Nolan T. Wiginton — aggravated burglary Earl Williams — driving on a revoked license with prior DUI conviction Everette Wayne Williams — aggravated statutory rape William E. Willaimson — possession of a schedule II controlled substance Michael Abby Zebrane — domestic assault Stacy R. Allen — violation of habitual motor vehicle offender Dennis C. Bailey — violation of habitual motor vehicle offender, fourth DUI, implied consent with revoked license for DUI, driving on a suspended license Shawn Beasley — vandalism over $500, criminal trespass Brian Joseph Burross — driving on a suspended license, evading arrest, violation of financial responsibility Denver C. Collins — three counts of assault, one count resisting arrest, disorderly conduct Donald A. Collins — DUI, implied consent with previous DUI conviction James D. Covington — DUI, violation of habitual motor vehicle offender, driving on suspended license Jose Reuben ArizmendiDelgado — DUI, implied consent, no driver’s license Jamie Flynn — theft under $500 Gregory Lee Gray — domestic assault Christopher R. Grayson — domestic assault David A. Julian — introduction of contraband into jail David A. Julian — domestic assault, resisting arrest James King — theft under $500 Jenna Lewis — aggravated robbery Ryan Scott Marks — speeding, driving on a suspended license, financial responsibility Edward Joseph Martin — manufacturing meth Allen Dwaine Moore — assault Mark Anthony Moss — sexual battery Shannon Crystal Mckee — DUI, implied consent

Walter Noel Rivera — child abuse Walter Noel Rivera — driving on a suspended license, possession of a schedule II substance for resale Thomas Monroe Seay — driving on a revoked with prior DUI conviction, financial responsibility, lights required on motor vehicle Clifford Leo Skees — two counts of custodial interference Clifford Leo Skees — violation of order of protection Kevin E. Smith — domestic assault, violation of the sexual offender registry Paul Carl Smith — domestic assault, theft of property over $1,000, violation of order of protection Paul Carl Smith — assault Margaret Lee Stazzone — theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000 Zachary Jordan Sullivan — evading arrest Zachary Jordan Sullivan — theft over $1,000, aggravated burglary Allen Wells — theft under $500 Kayla Whaley — possession of drug paraphernalia Brian Wilson — vandalism under $500 NO TRUE BILLS Michael Hyde — aggravated domestic assault April Renea Arwood — worthless check under $500 Thomas W. Booth — theft under $500 Spencer James Ferrenberg — aggravated assault Melissa A. Fulbright — theft under $500 Jennifer Leann Hanna — prescription fraud Eric Wayne Harris — domestic assault Molly Howard — theft under $500 Nathanial A. King — two counts of worthless check Donovan Kovach — aggravated assault Timothy Mathis — domestic assault Shawn L. Mullinax — theft under $500 Connie S. McMahan — theft under $500 Jack Brandon Price — assault Michael Stubblefield — assault Michael Taylor — attempted aggravated burglary Thomas Norman Tuft Jr. — vandalism and assault Nicholas Ryan Vaughn — assault Daniel Watson — theft over $500

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SEATED Left to Right: Joe Keener – County Clerk; Larry Waters – County Mayor; Jonas Smelcer – Road Superintendent; Ron Seals – Sherriff; STANDING Left to Right: Connie Holt – General Sessions Court Clerk; Jettie Clabo – Trustee; Rita Ellison – Circuit Court Clerk; Sherry Robertson Huskey – Register Paid for by The Sevier County Republican Party

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In Memoriam

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In Memoriam

J.B. Stanley

Eve J. Henry

J.B. Stanley, age 84, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Sevier County Health Care Center. He was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church, Charles McKinney Masonic Lodge, Acacia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and JOUM Beaumont Chapter. J.B. was a Navy Veteran of WWII, and retired from Robert Shaw Controls. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Mae Stanley, son Jim Stanley, and sister Edna Boyd. Survivors: Loving wife of 67 Years: Bertha Lee Stanley; Devoted daughter and son-in-law: Debbie and Larry Stoffle; Beloved granddaughter: Sarah Stoffle; Grandchildren: Jimmy Stanley and Shellie Clapp; 2 Greatgrandchildren; Daughter-in-law: Betty Stanley; Brothers and sisters-in-law: Charles and Mary K. Stanley, Howard Stanley, Cleo Tucker, Barbara Lee, Chuck Silvey; Many nieces, nephews, and friends; Special and devoted friend: Stacy Thomas The family would like to thank the staff of Sevier County Healthcare center for their love and care of Papa. We will be forever grateful to each of you. Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers to Hillcrest United Methodist Church Roof Fund 1615 Price St. Knoxville, TN 37920 Funeral Service 7 PM Friday in Atchley’s Seymour Chapel with Dr. Pat Polis and Rev. Richard Richer officiating. Interment 10 Am Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friend 5-7 PM Friday at Atchley Funeral Home Seymour 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865 (577-2807).

Eve J. Henry, 89, was born to Harve Whaley and Letha Ogle Whaley in Elkmont, TN., April 4, 1921, passed away, on July 10, 2010. Longtime resident of Satellite Beach, Fl. Recently moved to Knoxville to be near her family. Eve lived with her sister, Kathleen Deitz. She was a telephone operator for 21 years at Patrick Air Force Base in Satellite Beach. She was a high school graduate. Her husband was in the Air Force and she was a military wife. The family was stationed at many bases and his last station was at Cape Canaveral. Preceded in death by her parents, Harve and Letha Ogle Whaley, husband, Horace (Bud) Henry, sons, Sam & John Henry. Her brothers: Leslie, Hansel, Hollen, Benjamin & Alvin Whaley and her sister, Inger Whaley Allen. Survivors include: Sisters, Trula Bull and Kathleen Deitz of Knoxville, brother-in-law, John Henry & wife, Elizabeth of Friendsville. Nieces & Nephews: Dorothy & Bob Roberts of Gatlinburg, Marty & Elden Elmer of Knoxville, Carol & Keith Walden of Vancouver, Washington, Amos (Bogie) Bull, Jr. (deceased) & wife, Sara of West Coxsackie, NY, Letha & Tom Hopwood of Alabama, Inger & Fred Ponton, Jr. of Knoxville, Joe Whaley & Violet of Washington State, Jerry Whaley (deceased) & wife, Barbara of Seymour. A host of great & great great nieces and nephews. Eve was very loved by everyone-she will be missed by all of her friends and family. She made friends easily, loved to laugh and joke around. She loved her Lord and loved teaching Sunday school classes. She enjoyed sewing, painting, making crafts & singing. Eve played the guitar (selftaught), wrote songs and poems. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 17, 2010 at Shiloh Cemetery in Pigeon Forge. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be sent to: “Our Father’s House” — 535 Cassia Blvd., Satellite Beach, Fl. 32937. Phone: 321-777-0057.

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Roy Herman Cogdill, age 66 of Sevierville, died Monday, July 12, 2010. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents Ashley and Lillie Cogdill, brothers Charlie and William (Bill) Cogdill, and sisters Jestine Green, Lottie McMahan, and Ollie Bell Smith. Survivors include his: Wife: Charlotte Atchley Cogdill; Sons and daughters-in-law: Mark and Terry Cogdill, Roy Lee and Lynn Cogdill; Daughter and son-in-law: Kathy and Jeff Hux; Stepson and daughter-in-law: David and Rosalee Atchley; Six Grandchildren; Three Great-grandchildren; Brothers: Troy and Cagle Cogdill; Sisters: Mary Ruth Cogdill, Katherine Teaster, Barbara Reagan, Pauline Haun; Sisters-in-law: Betty McKeeham; Special friend and sister-in-law: Peggy Martinson; Many nieces and nephews, including special niece: Lindsey Hodge The family received friends 5-7 PM Wednesday with a funeral service at 7 PM in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Christopher Teaster officiating. Interment 2 PM Thursday in Laurel Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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natorial race, the voting could have a significant hand in shaping the direction of the county. That’s because a host of local races will be settled, including contests for mayor, sheriff and all 25 county commission seats. Though not all of those have drawn more than one candidate, some have several running as Democrats, Independents and Republicans. The upcoming balloting will also settle primary battles for seats in the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives, including one being left open by State Rep. Joe McCord, who is not seeking reelection. Tennesseans will also set the names for the November contest for term-limited Gov. Phil Bredesen’s seat, as well as for each of the state’s posts in the U.S. House of Representatives. This being the second of three votes in the busy summer months of a mid-term election, with no high-profile presidential race to top the ballot, Sevier County Administrator of

Elections Roneé Flynn says she’s not sure how the turnout will run. “We haven’t had a lot of calls so far about the dates and times,” Flynn says. “Hopefully people won’t forget that we vote again before the November election. This type of election is one that typically has had a lower turnout.” For more informa-

Joseph “Darrell” Bright Joseph Darrell Bright, age 65 of Cosby, TN, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010. He attended Berea College. He was preceded in death by his mother Etta Bright Cowan, father James Bright, brothers Frank, Lee, and Paul Bright, and infant sister Pauline Bright. Survivors include his: Wife: Edna Ruth Bright; Son and daughter-in-law: Dale and Cindy Bright Daughters and sons-in-law: Lena and Doug Jenkins, Linda and Jim Blazer, Crystal and Donnie Hayes; Grandchildren: Justin Bright and wife Brandi, Holly and Megan Blazer, Hunter, Preston, and Dallas Hayes, Alex and Gavin Bright; Greatgrandchild: Porter Bright; Brothers and sistersin-law: Wade and Joyce Bright, Barbara Bright, Evelyn Whaley, Erma Ball, Euvella Bright, Arlene Jenkins; Sister and brother-in-law: Charlotte and McCord Price; Special nephew: Lonnie Bright. Memorial donations may be made to benefit the family. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Thursday with a funeral service beginning at 7 PM in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Rex Norton and Rev. Clifford Ball officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 AM Friday in Webb’s Creek Cemetery for graveside service and interment. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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Nell Fields Worth

Nell Fields Worth, 87, of Ten Mile (Meigs County), died Sunday, July 11, 2010. A native of Campbell County TN, she had lived in Sevier County before moving to Meigs County. She was the widow of J. A. “Nub” Worth. She attended Ten Mile United Methodist Church and was a member of FCE and Meigs County Historical Society. Surviving are two brothers, Ted Fields of Caryville TN and Ralph Fields of Pensacola FL; sister, Joanne Vitatoe of Ohio; nephew, Bill (Linda) Worth of Chesapeake VA; nieces, Mary (Bill) Marlowe of Jacksboro TN and Betsy (Larry) Ward of Lake City FL; sister-in-law, Georgia Nell (James) Runyan of Sevierville TN; brother-in-law, Hal (Emma Lou) Worth of Lake City FL. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 until 11 a.m. Friday, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Doug Brown officiating. Interment service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Shiloh Memorial Cemetery in Pigeon Forge TN. Memorial donations may be made to Ten Mile United Methodist Church, c/o Edith Jones, 149 Blue Heron Way, Ten Mile TN 37880 or Meigs County Historical Society, PO Box 43, Decatur TN 37322. Arrangements are by Bowers Funeral Home Decatur Chapel, Decatur TN.

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Michael Lynn Sutton Michael Lynn Sutton, age 28 of Pigeon Forge, passed away Monday, July 12, 2010. He was a member Liberty Baptist Church. Mr. Sutton is preceded in death by his grandparents George and Janie Sutton, and Charlie Cogdill; great-grandparents Shorty and Hazel Galyon. Survivors include his wife Crystal Sutton; sons Zachary and David Austin Sutton; mother Margaret Sutton and Steve Bohanan; father Jerry Sutton and wife Virginia; sisters and brothers-inlaw Sandra and Scotty Thomas, Melinda and Max Metcalf; grandmother Liz Cogdill; step-brother Chris Spurgeon; step-sister Brittney Spurgeon; several aunts and uncles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to benefit the family. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Friday with a funeral service beginning at 7 PM in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Settle and Rev. Danny Sutton officiating. Interment 11 AM Saturday in Hatcher Cemetery. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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Blago prosecutors rest their case early CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors at Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial wheeled three carts crammed with documents into court each day, making it easy to believe estimates that it could take more than two months to present their case to jurors. Instead, it took them just five weeks, despite having dozens of possible witnesses and hundreds of wiretap recordings at their disposal. They were able to rest their case against the ousted Illinois governor Tuesday in large part because they didn’t call several potential key figures, including convicted political fixer Tony Rezko, whose testimony might just have easily hurt prosecutors as help them. While prosecutors did not stop to speak to reporters as they left the courthouse, legal observers say it’s not uncommon for prosecutors to err on the side of overestimating the amount of time they’ll need. “If you tell a judge, it’s going to take a month to present your case and it takes two — the judge is going to be pissed off,� said Michael Helfand, a Chicago attorney with no connection to the Blagojevich case.

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loser’ not a ‘net winner.’� Walls has tried to reclaim any dividend checks paid out by Bolze to any investor for whom there were documented payments. He recently filed petitions that the U.S. District Court order 11 Bolze victims to repay amounts totaling in the tens of millions of dollars, the largest being the $814,000 demanded from the American Eagle Foundation. The foundation is based at Dollywood. Walls’ filings don’t imply that the reason he came after a specific investor is they are what Cecere calls a “net winner.� Rather, he has described the effort as simply going after any payments made from Bolze’s ill-gotten gains in an effort to secure all the swindler’s funds so he can distribute them fairly among victims. Though he’s far from the only victim to complain about Walls’ effort, Cecere is the first to say he’s hired a lawyer to fight it. According to his firm’s Web site, Quilling has had some success in fighting trustees on issues like this one.

“The foundation intends to vigorously defend itself in these proceedings,� Quilling said Wednesday. He said established case law “is solidly stacked against the Bolze bankruptcy trustee in this case and we intend to test his claims in court.� Cecere cited the Stanford Financial receivership, a Ponzi scheme similar to Bolze’s. In that one the trustee’s push to reclaim dividend payments was shot down by the appeals court when several of the victims fought it. The court ruled a so-called clawback cannot be used against those who still lost money even with the payments, as the Eagle Foundation and other Bolze victims did. The court said that would have the government doubling the victimization of investors. Quilling is confident the

Lawrence Co. deputy kills man

LAWRENCEBURG (AP) — Authorities say a Lawrence County deputy sheriff shot and killed a man during an exchange of gunfire while investigating a domestic case. Investigators said 42-year-old Whit McCormack was killed Tuesday night by deputy Byron Shelton, who was wounded. WSMV-TV said Shelton discovered McCormack in a bedroom where he had his estranged wife cornered. According to the station, McCormack fired and the deputy returned fire. Shelton was in stable condition Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville with one wound in his buttocks. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case.

BP will begin testing new cap

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government gave BP permission Wednesday to go ahead with testing its new, tighter cap over the Gulf of Mexico gusher after a daylong delay to satisfy worries about whether the work might make the leak worse. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said at a news briefing that testing would begin later Wednesday after the plan was carefully reviewed.

Cheney reveals recent heart surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney announced Wednesday that he has undergone surgery to install a small pump to help his heart work, as the 69-year-old enters a new phase of what he called “increasing congestive heart failure.� “The operation went very well and I am now recuperating,� Cheney said in a statement released by his office. The surgery took place last week at Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in northern Virginia, where Cheney said he is currently receiving care. A longtime face of the Republican Party, Cheney has dealt with heart problems much of his adult life, suffering five heart attacks since age 37.

8 Americans killed in Afghan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — American forces suffered a deadly 24 hours in Afghanistan, with eight troops killed in attacks including an audacious Taliban raid on a police compound in the key southern city of Kandahar, officials said Wednesday. The U.S. and its coalition allies have warned that violence and troop casualties are likely to mount this summer as thousands of new forces fan out across southern insurgent strongholds in a bid to turn around the nearly 9-year-long war.

court will rule in favor of the victims in this case as well. “He’s doing a disservice,� Quilling said of Walls’ clawback push. “All he’s doing is wracking up legal fees. We’re not criticizing the trustee. We’re just saying, ‘You’ve got the wrong people.’� Quilling insists Walls should only be pursuing those who ended up ahead in Bolze’s scheme, and he believes there are some who did. He also worries none of the overseas investors who were winners will ever have to pitch in, with international law and other complications protecting them from clawback. Quilling said figuring out exactly how much the foundation invested and lost is still under way. However, he figures the foundation had at least $1.25 million invested with the scam.

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Cecere defended his decision to invest money with Bolze. The group has come under some fire for not being more conservative with its money. “In an effort to maximize operating revenues, the foundation had invested a portion of its funds with Bolze’s Advanced Trading Service for several years, which it thought was involved in a legitimate, credible and secure investment program,� Cecere said in prepared comments Wednesday. “Like thousands of other non-profits and educational organizations worldwide, the AEF has placed some of its revenues in various diversified investments to support its future programs and activities.�

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tion, though. After leading the charge against Ogle’s prior requests, Clabo again made the motion to deny the current one. “This is a very dangerous intersection,� Clabo said. “Highway 321 (Wears Valley Road) is a very heavily traveled road. It’s just not a good place for a retail outlet.� Clabo said he checked with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and learned Ogle plans to build the driveway for the business off Valley View Road. While he previously worried about accessing the site off Wears Valley Road, he expressed concerns Tuesday about this alternate arrangement, pointing out it would mean more traffic exiting Valley View in a large curve on Wears Valley. Hillard wasn’t convinced, pointing out Ogle will have to secure other approvals from TDOT and the commission before he starts work on the site. In the end, Hillard and Frank Gibson were the only two to vote against Clabo’s motion. Immediately following that vote, the group agreed unanimously and without question to approve another rezoning request further down the curvy Wears Valley Road. That latter petition asked and was given the higher C-2 designation. The action means the request will now move on to the County Commission, which has the final say on rezonings. With Clabo and two others who voted against

the proposal Tuesday on the that board, it seems the petition may already face an uphill climb. Ogle has promised legal action if the request is denied and has litigation pending against the county and its Planning Commission. The planners were also given a report from the state’s local planning office, with staffer Bart Hose reporting that agency reviewed 18 rezoning requests for the county in the last year, a decrease of 33 percent from the prior year. While it would be easy to point to the recession for the decline, Hose gives credit to a pattern he’s been watching since before the economy dropped. “We’ve seen your rezoning requests decrease each year since the county implemented zoning,� Hose said. “That’s a good trend to see. It means the zoning is largely representatives of what’s out there.� During the session, the group voted to approve: n Reappointment of Dale Reagan to the commission Rezoning Request n David and Donna Finney for property at 3708 Wears Valley Road from A-1 to C-2 for offices and a storage building Final Plat Review n Joshua Landing, a 20-lot development on 5.51 acres at the corner of North Rogers and Wade roads Site Plan Review n Bethel Baptist Church addition, a new activities building for the church on Bethel Church Road off Jones Cove Road. n dhodges@themountainpress.com

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Woman charged for false report

Sheriff’s deputies say a local woman filed a false report of a rape by an acquaintance. Susan Elizabeth Wagers, 23, of 1339 Willow Creek Wagers Lane, called 911 July 8 and told officers she had been raped at her home by an acquaintance. Deputies and detectives served several area of the county until the next day, when Wagers admitted in a second interview that the allegations were false. She was charged with filing a false report, and is being held at the Sevier County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.

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The Gatlinburg Municipal/Regional Planning Commission will review its annual report when it meets today. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The panel also will elect officers. PITTMAN CENTER

Mayor, aldermen to meet today

The Pittman Center Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider filing paper work for a state recreation grant when it meets today. BOMA will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. It will also consider reappointing David Wilson to the planning commission.

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The Sevierville Little League Football Association is looking for cheerleading coaches. Those who are interested may contact Kim Broyhill at 382-2041. n

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A community meeting to discuss city park will be held at 7 p.m. today at Town Hall. Equipment needs for the park will be the topic.

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Lane shifts set on Highway 66

A lane shift on Highway 66 around the Fred Atchley bridge is scheduled this week so overhead utility cables can be strung. The contractor will continue the five-minute stoppages on Highway 66 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. n

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The Sevier County Budget Committee will meet on Monday at 4 p.m. The meeting will be in room 100 of the courthouse.

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Woman’s death sentence commuted NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Phil Bredesen on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of a woman convicted of paying a man to kill her husband, meaning she could be released as soon as 2012. Gaile Owens, 57, has been on death row since 1986. Bredesen said he decided to commute her sentence to life in prison because she had a plea deal with prosecutors but then was put on trial when her co-defendant refused to accept the bargain.

The state had set a September execution date. Under the terms of the arrangement Bredesen announced Wednesday, she’ll be eligible for parole in 2012. It has been more than 200 years since Tennessee executed a woman. One other woman, Christa Gail Pike, is in prison with a death sentence but she is continuing to appeal. Owens was convicted in Shelby County in 1986 of hiring Sidney Porterfield to kill her

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husband, Ron Owens. The victim was beaten to death with a tire iron at the suburban Memphis home the couple shared with their two sons. Witnesses testified that Owens had solicited several men over a period of a few months to kill her husband. She initially told police that she had a bad marriage but that there was little physical violence. Shortly thereafter, she told attorneys a different story: claiming her husband had repeatedly raped and denigrated

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The Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a child car safety seat checkpoint from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain National Bank, 470 Collier Drive. Certified SPD officers will be available to perform inspections of the seats, demonstrate proper installation techniques and offer general assistance.

her. He cheated on her and threatened to take the children when she asked for a divorce, according to defense claims. “Ms. Owens is guilty of first-degree murder; she accepted responsibility for that,” Bredesen said. “Life in prison is appropriate.” Owens agreed to a conditional guilty plea before her trial, but that agreement was rescinded after her co-defendant refused to also plead guilty, Bredesen said.

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“What kind of a man is that? Hitting a woman when she’s holding a child in her hands? Breaking her teeth twice in the face! What kind of man is that?” — Oksana Grigorieva, then-girlfriend of actor Mel GIbson, on tape in Gibson’s profanity-laced tirade against her. Gibson is heard allegedly acknowledging that he hit the mother of his 8-month daughter in a recording released by a celebrity news website.

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On July 15, 1910, the term “Alzheimer’s disease” was used to describe a progressive form of presenile dementia in the book “Clinical Psychiatry” by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, who credited the work of his colleague, Alois Alzheimer, in identifying the condition.

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Too many laws hamper the nation

Something’s happened to America, and it isn’t good. It’s become easier to get into trouble. We’ve become a nation of a million rules. Not the kind of bottom-up rules that people generate through voluntary associations. Those are fine. I mean imposed, top-down rules formed in the brains of meddling bureaucrats who think they know better than we how to manage our lives. Cross them, and we are in trouble. The National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) received an anonymous fax that a seafood shipment to Alabama from David McNab contained “undersized lobster tails” and was improperly packed in clear plastic bags, rather than the cardboard boxes allegedly required under Honduran law. When the $4 million shipment arrived, NMFS agents seized it. McNab served eight years in prison, even though the Honduran government informed the court that the regulation requiring cardboard boxes had been repealed. How about this one? Four kindergartners — yes, 5-year-old boys — played cops and robbers at Wilson Elementary in New Jersey. One yelled: “Boom! I have a bazooka, and I want to shoot you.” He did not, of course, have a bazooka. Nevertheless, all four boys were suspended from school for three days for “making threats,” a violation of their school district’s zero-tolerance policy. School Principal Georgia Baumann said, “We cannot take any of these statements in a light manner.” District Superintendent William Bauer said: “This is a no-tolerance policy. We’re very firm on weapons and threats.” Give me a break. Here’s another: Ansche Hedgepeth, 12, committed this heinous crime: She left school in Washington, D.C., entered a Metrorail station to head home and ate a french fry. An undercover officer arrested her, confiscating her jacket, backpack and shoelaces. She was handcuffed and taken to the Juvenile Processing Center. Only after three hours in custody was the 12-year-old released into her mother’s custody. The chief of Metro Transit Police said: “We really do believe in zero-tolerance. Anyone taken into custody has to be handcuffed for officer safety.” She was sentenced to community service and now carries an arrest record. Washington’s Metro has since rescinded its zero-tolerance policy. Keith John Sampson, a studentemployee at Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis, had the temerity to read “Notre Dame Versus the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan” during breaks on the job. One student complained because the book’s cover depicted the Klan. The university then found Sampson guilty of racial harassment! Thankfully, a great organization, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), came to his defense and got his school record cleared. Palo Alto, Calif., ordered Kay Leibrand, a grandmother, to lower her carefully trimmed hedges. Leibrand argued that no one’s vision was obstructed and asked the code officer to take a look. He refused. Then the city dispatched two police officers. They arrested her, loaded her into a patrol car in front of her neighbors and hauled her down to the station. In 2001, honor student Lindsay Brown parked her car in the wrong spot at her high school. A county police officer looked inside and saw a kitchen knife — a butter knife with a rounded tip. Because Lindsay was on school property, she had violated the zero-tolerance policy for knives. She was arrested, handcuffed and hauled off to county jail where she spent nine hours on a felony weapons possession charge. School Principal Fred Bode told a local paper, “A weapon is a weapon.” Congress creates, on average, one new crime every week. Federal agencies create thousands more — so many, in fact that the Congressional Research Service itself said that merely counting them would be impossible. This is a bad trend. As Lao Tsu said, “The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.” — John Stossel hosts a show on the Fox Business Channel and is the author of “Myth, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel — Why Everything You Know is Wrong.” (C)2009 JFS Productions Inc.

Editorial

Being resourceful Sevier County’s SROs polish skills during week of training From August until June, they go to school every day just the same as teachers and students — but they aren’t required to attend class. Except this week. From Monday through Friday, Sevier County’s 26 school resource officers — SROs — are taking their annual refresher course at Sevierville Primary School to hone their skills. Don’t underestimate the importance of these classes. It is imperative that SROs are up on the newest advances in law enforcement techniques, that they hear from people who specialize in dealing with students’ emotional problems, that they refamiliarize themselves with skills they may have learned years ago but have rarely had to put into practice. What should an SRO do, for example, if a bomb threat is called in? What if an actual bomb is found? What if

there is a fight between students or if a student, God forbid, got into a skirmish with a teacher, administrator or faculty member? What if a student brings drugs or alcohol to school? What if a teenager is involved in an automobile accident on campus? What if...? What if...? What if...? There are literally hundreds of situations that can crop up unexpectedly on campus that require a school resource officer to be fully prepared. On each of the five days of the SRO training course, different subjects were addressed. On the first day, for example, the Sevierville Police Department instructed the officers in an active shooting course in which techniques and different shooting scenarios were covered. Among other topics that will be covered, SROs will hear from the school system’s lawyers, who will provide

updates in public law. There will be seminars on child abuse, domestic violence, emergency vehicle operation, strengthening relationships with staff, lesson plans and much, much more. It hasn’t been that long ago that there wasn’t such a thing as a school resource officer. But students have become more sophisticated and the possibilities for problems have increased exponentially. Not only are school resource officer on campuses to handle whatever emergencies that may come up, they are, as much as anything, perhaps to serve as a deterrent. Students are more unlikely to cause problems if a police officer is patrolling the halls. Our student resource officers have an impeccable reputation for doing their jobs in a first-rate manner. This annual training course only helps them to do them even better.

Political view

Public forum Money is being wasted on projects around Highway 66

Editor: Please leave Highway 66 alone. It was good enough the way it was. I own land, pay taxes and am tired of seeing it wasted on projects that seem to be all around 66. We need two ways into the county and Veterans Boulevard to Interstate 40 would help. Traffic in summer is too much for one road from the interstate. People will get tired of sitting in traffic and come to the national park from other routes.

Bill McDaniel gifted and dedicated city leaders. I thank God Sevierville for them. Many are from fine families and were raised in the Word of God. Randal Robinson is one example. He cares Pigeon Forge’s Robinson earns about people and has a generous heart. He may be stirring things up a bit at City Hall, but he praise for ‘stirring things up’ is doing this to help us Pigeon Forge residents. Thank you, Randal, even though you sometimes Editor: In my opinion, Pigeon Forge is one of the best have to stand alone. Remember that many times God’s people are cities in the United States to live in. My prayer is that our city leaders will keep it a family ori- tested, but in the end we are all better witnesses ented place centered on godly principles and because we stood firm for God’s principles and values. If they don’t, we will lose our little city to values. Bonnie Denney the selfish sinful ways of the world. Pigeon Forge Also, in my opinion, we are blessed with

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Sports

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■ The Mountain Press ■ A8 ■ Thursday, July 15, 2010

PREP GRIDIRON

Buddy McCarter’s dreams come true at G-P By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer GATLINBURG — Some people may consider a custodial job to be a dirty one. For others, it’s a dream come true. Gatlinburg-Pittman High School’s newest custodian Buddy McCarter counts himself as blessed after receiving his position in February earlier this year, but the truth is whether he’d been hired on or not, it wouldn’t have changed his giving attitude or time spent at G-P. “Buddy is just one of a kind,” said 39th-year G-P football coach Benny Hammonds. “He’s just a giver. You don’t find many like Buddy around these days, especially for being a kid his age.” The 19-year-old McCarter played a couple of seasons for the Blue and Gold, but a knee injury sidelined him his junior season and for the rest of his playing career. But being the kind of guy that he is, McCarter made the most out of the situation, finding a number of other ways to contribute to the team and the tradition at G-P. “Buddy is a Mr. Do-itall for our football program,” said Hammonds. “Whether it’s myself or any of our assistant coaches, players, or our

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G-P’s Buddy McCarter stands outside of the Highlanders’ field house, waiting for the Highlanders’ free youth football camp to begin this week. trainer Scott Byrd, if anybody is needing an answer to any particular thing, we just holler at Buddy, and he’s usually got it all figured out, organized and knows what needs to be done.” After taking on a number of roles for the Highlanders football

team and developing a close working relationship with the LeConte Sports Medicine trainer Byrd, McCarter expanded his voluntary efforts into nearly every other sports program at G-P. “Buddy is excellent as far as taking initiative,” said Byrd. “He doesn’t

overstep his bounds — he knows what he’s capable of and not capable of — and he’s just an unbelievable asset to the school. “There’s other schools (in the county) that have people that help, but they’re a lot older and have been around a little bit. Buddy is kind of a

unique situation because of his age. “He started helping us his junior year because of his knee, and he’s just taken the bull by the horns and run with it.” McCarter, who continued his volunteer work with G-P even after his 2009 graduation, said his

motivations are simple. “I just like the program, I like being around it and I love this school,” said McCarter, who still volunteers his efforts at the school outside of his custodial role. “For me, it’s tradition.” chitchcock@themountainpress.com

SEC GRIDIRON

PROFESSIONAL GOLF

Vols’ Dooley vows to change culture of program By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer

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Spain’s Sergio Garcia, right, reacts to the weather during a practice round on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Wednesday. The British Open begins today at St. Andrews.

A British Open with all the elements By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The locals are famous for saying that if it’s “nae rain and nae wind then it’s nae golf.” There was rain. And there was wind. There just wasn’t much golf being played Wednesday on the eve of the British Open. Kenny Perry wanted to play one more practice round, and the miserable weather wasn’t about to stop him. It just made him think about how long he really wanted to be in the kind of elements St. Andrews hasn’t seen in 15 years for the British Open. Three holes after he teed off, with raindrops on his glasses and water dripping off a black rainsuit that had turned slick and shiny, he cut across the Old Course to play two holes back toward the clubhouse. As he stepped onto the 17th tee, Perry noticed a man grinning at him from beneath an umbrella. “Are you enjoying our weather?” the man said in his thick brogue. “What’s there to enjoy?” Perry

replied. Worse yet was leaving the 17th tee with Nick Watney, rain pelting them sideways and the sound of laughter above them. There was Ian Poulter, dressed in shorts and a shirt, taking pictures of them from the comfort of his third-floor room in the Old Course Hotel. “Having fun down there, boys?” Poulter called out to them. The fun doesn’t begin until Thursday, when the 139th version of golf’s oldest championship gets under way at St. Andrews, with weather that likely will as much of a factor as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or any of the players. And it’s about time. The last time the Open came to St. Andrews, there was only one round of a stiff breeze and Woods won by five shots at 14-under 274. Ten years ago on a sun-baked links, Woods set a major championship record at 19-under 269 for an eight-shot win in perfect weather. But there was nasty weather in 1995, when John Daly finished at 6-under 282 and won a playoff. The Royal and Ancient, which runs

this tournament, doesn’t get wrapped up in scores. It lets nature decide that. “The forecast for the championship is changeable — blustery, showery conditions,” R&A chief executive Peter Dawson, barely able to contain a grin. “Pretty good for links golf.” This is what Woods will face as he tries to make more history at the home of golf. No one has ever won the Open three times at St. Andrews, and this stage could be an important test for golf’s No. 1 player. Woods has never gone this far into the calendar without winning. He has never gone more than seven tournaments to start a season without a victory, and the Open marks his seventh event. His preparations included playing Sunday in gusts that approached 50 mph, and the next two days in wind out of different directions. He also endured a press conference in which about half of the questions were about his personal life. Among his chief critics has been Watson, who has said that Woods needs to “clean See BRITISH OPEN, Page A10

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley says he is embarrassed by the recent arrests of some his players and has vowed to change the culture of the Volunteer program. But those changes can’t come soon enough. There is an ongoing police investigation of several players involved in an off-campus bar brawl. Two players have been arrested and a seventh has been identified as a possible suspect. Defensive tackle Chase Nelson was named in a Knoxville police report released Wednesday. Sophomore defensive back Darren Myles Jr. was arrested Friday and has been dismissed from the team. Incoming freshman wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers was arrested, but Dooley has taken no disciplinary actions against him yet. NBA HOOPS

O’Neal leaves Heat for Celtics WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Jermaine O’Neal knows he’s nearing the end of his career and he saw Boston as his best chance to win a championship before he retires. So he left the Heat even as they were ramping up efforts to win a title in Miami. The Heat added LeBron James and Chris Bosh to Dwyane Wade this summer. O’Neal said he wants to win now, and not have to worry about the chemistry of a recently assembled team. O’Neal, who’s 31, admitted he was a dud in the firstround playoff series against Boston. He said he had been kicked in the left ankle at the end of the regular season and played injured. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said O’Neal checked out fine physically. SOUTHERN LEAGUE HARDBALL

Smokies get 2012 All-Star Game SEVIERVILLE — The Tennessee Smokies on Wednesday were awarded the 2012 Southern League All-Star Game by the Southern League of Professional Baseball after a vote by the SL board of directors. It will mark the third time the event has been at Smokies Park. Tennessee also hosted the 2001 and 2002 All-Star contests. The date and time for the game have yet to be announced.

Sports â—† A9

Thursday, July 15, 2010 â—† The Mountain Press NBA HOOPS

Wade says hardest part of rebuilding Heat is over By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer DORAL, Fla. — Dwyane Wade thinks there’s a clear favorite for the 2011 NBA championship. No, it’s not the Miami Heat. Even after Wade signed a new six-year deal and had LeBron James and Chris Bosh added to the Miami mix, the 2006 NBA Dwyane Wade finals MVP says the twotime defending champion Los Angeles Lakers should hasn’t proved anything yet. be the favorites heading “The Lakers are the into next season, simply champions and we know because this Heat team

the Lakers are very good,� Wade said Wednesday at a golf tournament he co-hosts with Alonzo Mourning. “That’s the team that everyone’s shooting for and they should be. Not the Miami Heat. The Los Angeles Lakers.� Oddsmakers in Las Vegas disagree, some sports books establishing Miami — a 20-1 pick before Wade, James and Bosh signed — as an 8-5 choice to win next season’s title. Wade said he still can’t

believe Miami pulled off the coup of free agency, luring James and Bosh to join him. And he said he’s proud not to be the highest-paid player on the Heat, with James and Bosh signing deals worth around $111 million, while Wade took about $107 million for the next six seasons. Wade took less, in part, to ensure Miami had enough money to re-sign Udonis Haslem, his close friend and teammate for the last seven years. “We got the big three,�

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By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson retired abruptly Wednesday as the Commodoresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; head coach for what he called personal reasons. Vice Chancellor David Williams announced the news in a post on the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic website Wednesday just before a news conference. Minutes later, the 59-year-old Johnson stepped up to a podium and said he was retiring from college football. Johnson called it a very difficult decision but one not prompted by health concerns for either himself or his wife. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Football is not life, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way of life and it consumes your life,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You only have so many years to live, and you want to see a different way.â&#x20AC;? Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retirement comes a week before he was scheduled to appear at the Southeastern Conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preseason media days, nearly three weeks before players report for fall practice and just seven weeks before the Commodoresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opener Sept. 4 against Northwestern. Williams announced that Robbie Caldwell will be the interim head coach

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Plus, several players have contacted Wade to see if the Heat has space for them on the roster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hard part is out of the way,â&#x20AC;? Wade said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trust me, I get a lot of messages from a lot of different guys that want to be a part of this. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about putting the right guys in the right situation. Everyone might not have the personality to deal with this. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to be the right mix. The locker room has to be right. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be patient to build this team.â&#x20AC;?

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up his act.” Given a chance to elaborate Wednesday, the five-time Open champion declined. “I said what I needed to say about Tiger Woods,” Watson said. “The one thing that you should be writing about Tiger Woods right now is that he���s won the championship the last two times he’s played here, and that he’s probably the odds-on favorite to win it again.” The challenge figures to be much greater, a result of Woods’ unpredictable form, the growing number of contenders — especially a European resurgence led by U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose and Lee Westwood — and the weather. Defending champion Stewart Cink played eight holes Wednesday on what felt like two courses. “The opening nine, you’re headed straight downwind with a little off to the right, and it’s like a dream,” he said. Every shot you hit, no matter how bad you hit it, it’s a nice draw. We played four holes and decided to turn around, and as soon as we hit 14 tee box, it was the exact opposite. You couldn’t do anything except his a huge slice. It’s hard to describe how difficult it is.” The only disappointment Wednesday was the hard rain and cold wind leading the R&A to cancel its “Champions Challenge,” a four-hole exhibition with past Open champions

The Mountain Press ◆ Thursday, July 15, 2010 like Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Ben Curtis. “I was on the range this morning and it’s just brutal out there,” Nick Faldo said. “It wouldn’t have been entertaining for anybody.” It wasn’t much fun for the marshals or the fans, wrapped in rain gear, walking back from the loop on the far end of the links toward the clubhouse as they searched for players, realizing most of them were doubling back after a couple of holes. There wasn’t much to gain on a day like this. “Obviously, we’ve had beautiful weather for two days,” Cink said. “And today, we have a wreck out there. And there’s not many golfers at all. But it’s a fair test.” The forecast? There could be rain, there might be spells of sunshine, there likely will be wind — that could be last four days or four hours around these parts. Rose is the freshest face of the English revival, having won two of his last three tournaments in America. He knows these links well, even though he didn’t qualify for the Open in 2000 or 2005. Rose already had in his mind the ideal day, which featured wind. “It would be nice and sunny, 20 mph breeze across the golf course. I think that would have tested everybody but made it very, very enjoyable,” Rose said. “If we get a little bit of that, it would be nice. And if we get a little bit of the extreme stuff, then so be it. That’s definitely part of the Open Championship.”

SCOREBOARD Thursday’s Games Milwaukee (Bush 4-6) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 1-3), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Moyer 9-8) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 7-7), 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 9-4) at St. Louis (Carpenter 9-3), 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 6-2) at San Francisco (Lincecum 9-4), 10:15 p.m. Friday’s Games Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

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WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 29, 2006, executed by MICHAEL VANSTEENKISTE, UNMARRIED, conveying certain real property therein described to CROSSROAD TITLE INC,, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, on April 3, 2006, as Instrument No. 06015655, in Book 2499, at Page 526; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OC6 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in Book 3434, Page 177 Instrument # 09052811the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 4, 2010, 11:00 AM at the Sevier County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier SITUATE in the Eighth (8) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lot 9, of the HILLSVIEW SUBDIVISION, as seen on plat of Ronnie L. Sims, Surveyor, Tennessee No. 683, dated July 22, 2003 of record in Large Map Book 5, Page 34, to which plat reference is here made for complete description. SUBJECT to any easements, right of ways, restrictions, setbacks, and/or protective covenants noted on plat of record in Large Map Book 5, Page 34, of record in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. THIS CONVEYANCE is subject to a Drainage Easement which exists on Lot 9 and 10, Grantor reserves the right to ingress and egress for the maintenance of the drainage area. Drainage Easement must remain intact and run with the land. Easement Agreement of record in Deed Book 2350, Page 343, of record in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee.BEING the same property conveyed to Michael VanSteenkiste, Unmarried by Warranty Deed from Samuel M. Roy and wife, Miranda L. Roy dated March 29, 2006 of record in Book 2499, Page 524, in the Sevier County Register’s Office.

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The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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Sale at public auction will be on at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Martha White Thornhill and Roy C. Thornhill, to Talon title Co/Joe G. Bagwell, Trustee, on July 9, 1999 at Book T783, Page 92 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office.

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The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Six Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee to wit: Lot 2A Revised of Smokeybrook Estates as shown by plat recorded in Map Book 29, Page 392, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which reference is made for a more specific description of said property. LESS & EXCEPT that property being a 0.5061 acre parcel being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron rod in the Eastern line of Covemont Road, said iron rod being at the Northwest corner to Lot 1 Smokybrook Estates (Map Book 29, Page 392); thence from said point of beginning and along the Northern line of Covemont Road, the following calls and distances: on a slight curve having a radius of 2005.99 feet and a tangent of 28.80 feet, 57.60 feet to a point; and North 24 degress 42 minutes 58 seconds East, 83.14 feet to an iron rod, corner to Lot 2B; thence along the line of Lot 2B, South 80 degrees 32 minutes 48 seconds East, 199.83 feet to an iron rod in the line of property now or formerly belonging to Frank Hatcher; thence along the line of Frank Hatcher, South 29 degrees 38 minutes 55 seconds East, 63.12 feet to an iron rod, corner to Lot 1; thence along the line of Lot 1, South 82 degrees 12 minutes 22 seconds West, 289.65 feet to an iron rod in the Eastern line of Covemont Road, the point of BEGINNING.

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The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2833 Covemont Road, Sevierville, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. Notice of this Substitute Trusteeís Sale has been timely given to the United States as required by 26 U.S.C. ß 7425(b).

All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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$575 Move in Today. Ideal, quiet location. 2BR/1.5BA. Living room, kitchen. W/D included. No pets. 850-6123 Near Hospital 2BR/1.5 BA All Appliances Houses 2/3 BR

$650 & up Some Pets

453-1748 - Day 428-3381 - Evening 3 BR Apartment for rent in Kodak, $700/mo + deposit. Call Barbara 865-368-5338

NICE, CLEAN 1 BR / 1 BA IN SEVIERVILLE $380.00 + DEPOSIT NO PETS 865-712-5238 SPACIOUS 1100 sq ft, 1 level 2BR 2BA $600 mth + $500 dep. 1 yr lease. No Pets. 428-0713 or 389-5780

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Quiet country setting 2BR/1BA, stove, ref., D/W disposal/micro., W/D hook-up, club house/pool/picnic area 24hr. maint. Year lease, behind S.C.H.S. Great spacious place to live. Dogs ok with deposit.

428-5227

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN SEVIERVILLE

Furnished Apartments

Spacious & Quiet! 2 BR / 2 BA Apts. for Rent in Wears Valley From $650/mo. 12 Mo. Lease Pets Allowed (865) 329-7807

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Homes for Rent

3BR 2BA in Red Bud area. Appliances included. Available now. $775 + dep. 865-428-5212 5BD/3BA Furnished cabin. Water incl. Pets under 25 lbs with pet deposit. $1000 per mth + sec dep. 865-322-5872.

Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek. Fully furnished. Utilities included. $200 & up per week 850-2487 Cozy 2BR/2BA private furnished hideaway in PF. $750 mth. Deposit & lease. 865-453-6547. For Rent: 3BR/2BA House, C H/A, 1500 SF + double carport, newly remodeled, Wears Valley. Kitchen appliances furnished. W/D hookup. $1,000 mo. + dep. Credit ck. 865-548-4654 Gatlinburg: walk to downtown, trolley. 3BR/1BA, remodeled, $875/mo., + deposit, large yard. 865-661-0152.

New Homes for Rent 3BR/2BA starting at $700 - $850 & $1000 per month. NO PETS.

865-850-3874 **NICE, CLEAN**

3 BR / 2 BA WITH GARAGE IN KODAK AREA

$950.00/MO. + DEP. NO PETS.

865-712-5238

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Condominiums for Rent Want to Live in Luxury?... Call Today!

2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhomes

3BR/3BA Executive Condos in Sevierville, 3100 sq. ft. swimming pool, pets welcome, loaded with all amenities.

1 & 2 BR avail. Some Pets OK. 50s7!4%2 ).#,5$%$ Murrell Meadows 1/8 mile from Walters State College Allensville Road sWalk to lake 2EASONABLE2ATESs654-7033

Gatlinburg Beautiful 2BR 2BA Furnished Condo with fireplace, overlooks stocked trout stream, and has heated pool. Walk to downtown Gatlinburg, includes water, cable, flat screen TV, granite countertops. Immediate occupancy. Minimum 1 yr lease. $975 mth. 865-771-9600. PIGEON F O R G E : Nice 2BR/2BA Condo, w/d hookup, walk to trolley, $650/mo. + dep. 937-308-1143.

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Kodak

2BR 2BA, 1 level No pets. 1 yr lease. $600 mth/$550 dep.

865-932-2613

Large 1BR. Water & appliances furnished. No pets. Ref. $450 + dep. 680-3078

Rooms for Rent

Beautiful Creekside Rooms in Gatlinburg

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Rooms for Rent Low Weekly Rates $120.00

436-5179

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Come See Why We Have Been Voted Best In Sevier County Year After Year. 1 BR/1 BA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 784 Sq. Ft. 2 BR/2 BA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1114 Sq. Ft.

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429-4470 www.seviervilleapartments.com

Nice 1 & 2BR Apts. 10 miles east of Gat.

865-430-9671 or 423-276-5678 On Lake! 1BR Townhome. Electric/H20 included. $160 wk+dep. 865-640-8751 Pigeon Forge 2BR 1BA $600 mth + $600 dep. Pets OK. Call 748-0270. RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545 TO $695. 865-429-2962 Spring Special: Creek Place Eff. Studio w/util. $100-$145 weekly/monthly. Clean, Trolley Rt. 436-2115, 865-567-9232.

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Furnished Apartments

2 Bedroom furnished apt. All utilities included. 300 yards behind Sevier County Bank, Gatlinburg. Call 436-5821.

Greystone Rentals Red Carpet Inn

349 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg Rooms for Rent Furnished All Utilities, Cable and Tax included

$100 per week 865-621-2941 Gatlinburg/Dudley Creek

Rent by the week, month, or year. Furnished, plus elec., cable & w/ sewer included. Call for appt.

856-429-2962

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Includes All Utilities.

Free Wi-Fi, Cable, Laundry, Kitchens, Clean Rooms, NO PETS.

405-2116

Weekly Rentals

Includes: Phone, Color TV, Wkly Housekeeping Micr./ Frig. Available

$169.77 +

Family Inns West

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Business Places/ Offices

3300 or 6600 sq ft retail/showroom space for rent in busy complex, with large delivery door. $2200 mth for 3300 sq ft or $4000 mth for 6600 sq ft. Call 865-388-5455 for more info.

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OFFICE SPACE

$650 month 5000 sf Warehouse $1500 month

865-850-3874 OFFICE SPACE - 5 30x20 units. 5 entrances, 5BA, $525 each or neg. for more than one. Call Bill 865-654-9001. Shop for rent. Located in downtown Traders Mall 805 Parkway, gatlinburg. No food & No t-shirts. 436-5691

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Kodak 2+2 $450, 2+1 $425 + dep. Very nice. Absolutely no pets. 933-6544.

(Signed) Lisa Marie McClain Administrator Estate of EARLINE EVANS MCCLAIN By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk 07-15-10 07-22-10

HUD PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE

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Estate Sale, 3 yrs old, 3/2, 1,400 sq. ft. cent. H/A, appliances, W/D, wired storage shed, near LeConte hospital. $124,000. 865-765-1563. O/A.

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Tent Sites Indian Camp Creek Rent by day or week. Utilities & wifi Bathhouse Available Near the Park 850-2487

All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Year round camper lots. Also 40 footer w/room built on for rent. 865-654-8702

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NEW DOUBLEWIDES EASY TO QUALIFY PAYMENT RANGE $ 500-$550 MO.

865-566-1733 WOW!!! New Homes READY! Boyds Creek Sevierville Exit 417-Jefferson County SAVE Thousands EASY BY PHONE 865-453-0086

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New 5000 ft warehouse/exit 407 Sale or lease $2650 mth. 865-654-6691

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2002 Honda Odyssey Appox. 115K miles, burgundy, quad seats, power passenger doors, power windows/door locks, power driver seat, cd player, rear climate control, good condition. Must Sell $6,800. 776-4970 0868 Cars for Sale Need Subaru parts? 1986 Subaru GL 155,000 mile engine, great tires. $300 OBO. Takes entire car. 865-436-8814 Turn your junk cars into cash. 865-908-6207

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Sevier County Board of Education is accepting bids for Texas Instrument Calculators and Texas Instrument Overhead Calculators on July 26, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Bid opening will be at Superintendent of Schools Office. Contact Dr. Susan Latham at (865) 453-4671, ext. 3049 for bid specifications. 7/15 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of EARLINE EVANS MCCLAIN Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 6 day of JULY 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of EARLINE EVANS MCCLAIN deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the

(865) 428-0746 email to: class@themountainpress.com

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matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the aboveThe named Court within four 0955 Legals months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once.This 6 day of July, 2010.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

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Advice

34-year-old daughter constantly disrespectful toward mother

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Dear Annie: My 34-year-old daughter, “Mary,” has two children I love dearly and often take care of. Though she says she loves me, Mary has told me in anger that she doesn’t respect me. I don’t know where I went wrong or whether it is something in her. We’ve always had a complicated relationship. I’m well aware of my failings as a mother, but I never was deliberately unkind to her. In fact, my other child views me in the opposite way. To her, I can do no wrong. Mary, however, thinks I can do nothing right. In order to keep the peace, I sit quietly and take her tongue-lashings even though they embarrass and humiliate me. Mary also treats her husband without respect, and he has witnessed her being intentionally rude to me. I cannot understand why she says things she knows will hurt me, especially since she didn’t grow up in this type of atmosphere. Please give me some guidance. -- A Sad Mother in a Southern State Dear Sad: It’s easier for Mary to blame others than to examine her own behavior. Unfortunately, she is not likely to see it that way. You might, however, mention that she seems unhappy and that, because you love her, you’d like to help. Maybe she needs a break from the kids. Perhaps she would be amenable to counseling. Simply talking to an uninterested third party about what bothers you can be tremendously helpful. Cast yourself as her ally instead of her put-upon mother, and it’s possible you could change the way

she responds to you. Dear Annie: Someone in my office keeps stealing lunches, including mine, from the workroom fridge. I don’t want to sink to their level and do something bad to the food. What should I do? -- Hungry in Grand Island Dear Hungry: We assume your lunches are well marked with your name so co-workers are not under the impression that it is communal food, and that warning signs are posted not to take your things. If you know who the culprits are, politely remind them that the food is someone’s property and ask that they not take what doesn’t belong to them. You also can report this to a supervisor. If this doesn’t solve the problem, we recommend you buy a reusable insulated bag and ice packs, and keep your lunch near your desk. Or perhaps the victims of the Food Thief would be interested in contributing to the acquisition of a small refrigerator with a lock. Dear Annie: I read another response to “Exhausted Wife,” whose husband expects her to pay for her share of their vacations, even though she can’t afford it. Another writer said he struggled to supply 50 percent of the household expenses when his wife had 10 times his income. Since when did marriage become a “yours

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and mine” union? I have been married to a terrific guy for 33 years, and we have raised two wonderful boys. We were a twoincome family until four years ago, when I left my job. At no time has our income been anything but “ours,” even now. We have always had joint banking accounts, along with joint bills, which were always paid with “our” money. The subject of who is responsible for what portion of the bills or who will pay what percentage toward a vacation never entered our minds. I am appalled that someone has so little regard for his marriage that his wife must forgo a vacation because she can’t afford it. Marriage brings a lot of changes, including the joining of income and financial responsibility. It is a selfish spouse who does not realize it should be a 50-50 partnership in all aspects. -- Happily Sharing for 33 Years Dear Sharing: In some marriages, both husband and wife prefer to have separate income and expenses, but regardless of the arrangements, no spouse should be punished for earning less money than the other. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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Author McCrumb at library Submitted report Author Sharyn McCrumb returns to her Appalachian Ballad series after an eightyear hiatus with her new n o v e l , â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Devil Amongst t h e Lawyers.â&#x20AC;? She will be at the KingFamily Library for a book McCrumb signing on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the event, contact K.C. Williams at 365-1666. Inspired by the reallife 1935 murder trial of a young woman in Wise County, Va., the novel is written with a sense of time and place and is filled with unforgettable characters, historical detail and insights into Appalachian tradition and culture. McCrumb is the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rosewood Casket,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;She Walks These Hillsâ&#x20AC;? and other novels. Her works have been named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. She lives and writes in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.

Tax free weekend in August

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Legislators to be Republican speakers Submitted report Two of Sevier Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state Legislators, Sen. Doug Overbey and Rep. Richard Montgomery, will speak to the Sevier County Republican Party at its Tuesday general membership meeting. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the courthouse. Both are expected to brief the party on activities within the

General Assembly and answer questions from the floor. Overbey was elected in 2008 to represent District 8, which covers Sevier and Blount counties. The Maryville resident is secretary of the Senate Judiciary Committee and serves on the Finance, Ways & Means Committee and the General Welfare, Health & Human Resources panel. He serves as chancellor of

the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee and on the board of directors for the Blount County Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advocacy Council and A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee Inc. Montgomery, who lives in Sevierville, represents House District 12, which includes Pigeon Forge, Pittman Center, Sevierville and portions of Seymour. He serves on the House



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Submitted report State Rep. Richard Montgomery, R-Sevierville, says the fifth annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for Aug. 6-8. During the three-day tax holiday, shoppers can save almost 10 percent on tax free clothing, school and art supplies, and computer purchases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tax free holiday in August is important for Tennesseans to utilize, especially in a year like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced,â&#x20AC;? said Montgomery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know families are struggling, but this tax holiday will provide an opportunity for families to purchase needed school supplies without the burden of a nearly 10 percent tax on top of their purchases.â&#x20AC;? The holiday begins on Aug. 6 at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Aug. 8 at 11:59 p.m. During the weekend, shoppers will not pay state or local sales tax on select clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item, and computers with a price of $1,500 or less. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I encourage everyone to take advantage of the three-day tax holiday to get supplies that are needed. This is a way to give back to Tennesseans who have been working hard all year long, and it will assist them in saving extra money,â&#x20AC;? said Montgomery. Visit www.tntaxholiday. com for more information. Exempted items: n Clothing: Shirts, dresses, pants, coats, gloves and mittens, hats and caps, hosiery, neckties, belts, sneakers, shoes, uniforms both athletic and non-athletic, scarves n School supplies: Binders, book bags, calculators, tape, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, pens, pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, paper, rulers and scissors. n Art supplies: Clay and glazes; acrylic, tempera and oil paints; paintbrushes for artwork; sketch and drawing pads; and watercolors n Computers: Central processing units (CPU), along with various other components including monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables to connect components.

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