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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 16 ■ January 16, 2010 ■ ■ 50 Cents



Auction company sues local man By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer An Auburn, Ind.-based auction company that was slow to pay its bills to the City of Sevierville has apparently sued a local man who purchased a car at its show here for defamation and for failing to pay for the cars he purchased. Kruse International filed the com-

5Out of the blue Dooley trading La. Tech blue for the Big Orange Sports, Page A8

plaint against Mark Kuykendall in the Dekalb Superior Court of Dekalb County, Indiana. News reports in Indiana state identify Kuykendall as a Sevier County man, and there is a man by that name with a Sevierville address and phone number. It claims that Kuykendall failed to pay for cars he bought at an auction the company held in September. Kuykendall bid a total of $97,500

for the cars, according to the claim. “Kuykendall had and has no valid reason nor basis for breaching the contractual agreement by and between (Kruse International and Kuykendall), “ according to the complaint. He has claimed the cars, but Kruse International paid the seller out of its own funds, the complaint states.

The complaint also claims he “defamed Kruse by falsely stating to law enforcement authorities that crimes had been committed by Kruse,” and “further defamed Kruse by falsely stating to news media representatives that Kruse had committed illegal and/or criminal acts.” It does not state what specific See Kruse, Page A4

Nantahala setting up Great Outpost in ’Burg By STAN VOIT Editor

5Fears of unrest Struggle to aid Haitians as fears of unrest rise World, Page A11


Bargaining continues Obama, congressional Dems near accord on health care Page A12

Weather Today Mostly cloudy High: 50°

Tonight Rain likely Low: 41°


Obituaries Danny Bise , 63 Stevan Bocik, 86 Elneva S. Franklin, 91 Darrell Hickman, 51 Jack Quillen, 75 Theo Hazel Sims, 94 Robert “BJ” Solari, 77 Betty R. Speers DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-10 Money . . . . . . . . . . . A12 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Classifieds . . . . . . A12-14 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . A12 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A11

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

GATLINBURG — What likely will be Gatlinburg’s largest retail store should open this spring, an 18,000-square-foot facility at the entrance to the Smokies that will be part of the massive and successful Nantahala Outdoor Center Inc. The store, to be called The Great Outpost, will feature apparel, outdoor supplies, a place to book trips and even a climbing wall with an elevator inside. The plan is for a soft opening a few weeks prior to a grand opening Easter weekend in early April. The company, with the help of three local investors, is spending around $4 million to buy and renovate the former Open Hearth restaurant building at the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nantahala Outdoor Center Inc. (NOC), based in western North Carolina, is one of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation companies with more than 500,000 customers a year, a selec-

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Brian May, the outreach coordinator of the new Nantahala Outdoor Center in Gatlinburg, stands on a cable bridge next to the rock climbing wall in the store. The elevator will be inside of the climbing wall. tion of some 80 river and land trips, five retail stores and a resort on the Nantahala that includes restaurants and lodging. “We tried over our his-

Few cities use bid process for advertising By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer It seems Pigeon Forge is far from the only city in the area that doesn’t get regular bids for its tourism advertising efforts. At least one marketing professional warns switching companies can cost a city valuable brand recognition. Pigeon Forge Commissioner Randal Robinson has suggested his city should seek annual bids for its advertising contracts. He argues the work doesn’t fall under the state’s definition of professional services, which don’t require bids. However, if that’s true it appears the other cities in Sevier County and nearby Knoxville are violating the law, and officials with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service report there are likely hundreds more across the state that don’t bid this kind of work. Robinson points to an opinion he secured from Dennis Dycus, director of the state comptroller’s Division of Municipal Audit, in which Dycus believes marketing is not a professional service. However, Robinson concedes the only way to get

a real legal interpretation is to request one from the state attorney general. Among the local cities, Gatlinburg has the most recent advertising contract, having hired a new firm just two years ago. Officials say that move came after a lengthy review process in which the city considered many factors. According to information about the process provided by Tourism Director Dave Perella, while value was likely considered in the talks, finding the lowest price wasn’t necessarily the bottom line for Gatlinburg. Had the city used a formal bid process, state law would have bound officials to pick the firm offering the lowest price while still completing the project satisfactorily. The city has also had no formal talks since then about changing companies, Perella said. Sevierville Chamber of Commerce handles its marketing efforts different from the other two cities, but also does not complete a bid process. With the smallest sales budget among the county’s three tourism hot spots, See Advertising, Page A5

tory to do outreach in Gatlinburg, but what we learned is, you can’t have one foot in and one foot out,” company president Sutton Bacon said in a

telephone interview. “We had to go in with both feet.” NOC found local partners in developers David Ogle and his brother Jim

Ogle, and Dan Greengold, whose family owns the Maples Tree stores in the area. They purchased the See Outpost, Page A5

Keeping the dream alive

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Judge Dwight Stokes reads to the children at the Sevier County Library story hour Wednesday. The visit was part of the lead up to Martin Luther King Day on Monday. Readings will continue at 10:30 a.m. today at Gatlinburg’s Anna Porter Public Library with guest readers Jamesena Miller and Sandra Donohoo.

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Community Calendar Editor’s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. They are listed by date. To place an item phone 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

Saturday, Jan. 16 Lions Club Sale

Sevierville Lions Club indoor charity rummage sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, 122 Bruce St., downtown Sevierville. Rescheduled from Jan. 8 and 9. 453-2025.

Gatlinburg Library

Anna Porter Public Library hosts guest readers Jamesena Miller and Sandra Donohoo at preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. as part of Sevier County Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. 436-5588.

Cove Clothes Closet

Cove Clothes Closet, 3238 Pittman Center Road at Old Richardson Cove Church, open 9-3 Saturdays only. Free clothing. 453-4526.

Freedom Quartet

Freedom Quartet gospel performance 7 p.m. at Laurel Grove Baptist Church on Waldens Creek Road, Sevierville.

with National Park Service. Refreshments served.

Monday, Jan. 18 GateKeepers

GateKeepers men’s community Bible study, 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mt. Drive, Sevierville. (865) 310-7831.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church (enter last door on right), Chapman and Boyds Highway n 1 p.m., Gatlinburg Inn

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Support Group will not meet January and February. Next meeting at 7 p.m. March 15 at Echota Resort Clubhouse on Highway 66. 453-6841 or 712-3287.

Seymour UMC

Women’s Bible study 10 a.m. in Room 201, Seymour UMC. 573-9711.

Seymour Story Time

Preschool story time at Seymour Library canceled and library closed due to Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Food City, Kodak.


Smoky Mountain Youth Baseball Association spaghetti dinner/auction/sign-ups 4-8 p.m. Evergreen Church, 1103 Dolly Parton Parkway. Cost, adult $6, 12 and under $3, age 3 and under, free. Dinner includes salad and beverage. Player sign-up $30. Bring copy of Birth Certificate. Andy Moore. 388-7672.

Sunday, Jan. 17 Historical Society

Smoky Mountain Historical Society meets at 2 p.m., third floor of courthouse. Speaker Carolyn Templeton, a volunteer

Wednesday, Jan. 20 Middle Creek UMC

Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge, worship services 6:30 p.m. 216-2066.

Seymour UMC

Celebrate Recovery meets at Seymour UMC, Chapman Highway at Simmons Road. Call 573-9711 for details.

Sevierville Story Time Preschool story time 10:30 a.m. Sevier County Library, 321 Court Ave. 453-3532.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 2-8 p.m., WonderWorks, 100 Music Road, Pigeon Forge.

Thursday, Jan. 21 Relay Dinner/Dance

Relay For Life dinner/ dance 6-10:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Sevierville Civic Center. $50 per person. Semiformal attire. RSVP by Jan. 21 to 428-0846. Table sponsorships available. 6549280; 397-5556; 603-1223.

Women’s Bible Study

GateKeepers men’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 908-0591.

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, Sevierville n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room, Sevierville

Hot Meals

Gatlinburg Library

Gospel Concert

Gospel music concert 7 p.m. at New Life Church of God featuring Mike Upright and The Partons. 453-6396.

Medic blood drive 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Farmers Insurance/David Owenby Agency/Advance Auto Parts, 501 Parkway.

Tuesday, Jan. 19 GateKeepers

Hot Meals for Hungry Hearts served from 5:30 to 6:30 p,m. Tuesdays at Second Baptist Church, Pigeon Street just off Chapman Highway.

Republican Party

Sevier County Republican Party meets at 6 p.m. at courthouse. 453-3882 or 368-3833.

Anna Porter Public Library Thursday Theater showing “Julie and Julia,� 6:30 p.m. 436-5588.

Hot Meals

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


Sevier County Crewettes meets at 7 p.m. at Rescue Squad. 453-3861 or 4538572.

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

Blood Drive



American Business Women’s Association meets at Holiday Inn, Pigeon Forge. Networking 6 p.m., $13 dinner meeting to follow. RSVP to 933-4048.

Submarine Veterans

Smoky Mountain submarine vets meet at 6 p.m., Islamorada Restauran. www.SmokyMountainBase. com or 429-0465 or 6923368.

Aero Club

Smoky Mountain Aero Club meets at 7 p.m., Sevierville Community Center. 604-5211 or 4283663.

Emergency Radio

Bruce Street. 286-9784 or 230-1526.

Radio Testing

Sevier County Emergency Radio Service amateur license and emergency communications course testing, 10 a.m. at Rescue Squad. 429-2422 or e-mail to

Sunday, Jan. 24 Walnut Grove Revival

Walnut Grove Church revival 7 p.m. today through Jan. 30. The Rev. Melvin Carr, visiting evangelist. The Rev. William Cope, pastor. 453-4302.

Monday, Jan. 25 GateKeepers

Sevier County Emergency Radio Service meets at 7:30 p.m., EOC office on Bruce Street. 429-2422 or

GateKeepers men’s community Bible study, 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mt. Drive, Sevierville. (865) 310-7831.


Women’s Bible Study

Chapter 94, Disabled American Veterans and DAV auxiliary meet at Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center. Potluck dinner 6 p.m., meeting 7.

Golden Agers

Golden Agers gather at 11 a.m. at Seymour UMC for travel to lunch at Gondolier. 573-9711.

Human Resource Assn.

Smoky Mountain Human Resource Association meets at 8 a.m. 286-1438.

Friday, Jan. 22 Kodak Story Time

Preschool story time 11 a.m. Kodak Library, 319 W. Dumplin Valley Road. 9330078.

Saturday, Jan. 23 Angel Food

Angel Food pickup: n 8 to 11 a.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508. n 8 to 10 a.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245. n 10-noon, River Of Life Outreach, 110 Simmons Road, Seymour. 679-6796. n 9:30 to 11 a.m. Basic Life Ministries, formerly The Father’s House, 139

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church (last door on right), Chapman Highway n 1 p.m., Gatlinburg Inn, Gatlinburg

Seymour Story Time

Preschool story time 11 a.m. Seymour Library, 137 Macon Lane. 573-0728.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walmart, Sevierville. Bloodmobile.

Tuesday, Jan. 26 Hot Meals

Hot Meals for Hungry Hearts served from 5:30 to 6:30 p,m. Tuesdays at Second Baptist Church, Pigeon Street just off Chapman Highway.


GateKeepers men’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 908-0591.

Gatlinburg Greenways

Second workshop to develop Gatlinburg’s Greenways Master Plan at 5 p.m. in City Hall. 436-4990.

Wednesday, Jan. 27 Middle Creek UMC

Worship services at 6:30 p.m. at Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge. 216-2066.

Seymour UMC

Celebrate Recovery meets Wednesday evening at Seymour UMC. Call 573-9711 for details.

Thursday, Jan. 28 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, Sevierville n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room, Sevierville

Hot Meals

Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Sevierville.


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

Midway FCE

Midway Family, Community and Education meets 1 p.m. at Mountain National Bank, Kodak Branch. Make plans for 2010 and collection of dues.

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Concert to benefit Trula Lawson

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Local entertainer Jimbo Whaley poses with students at the Trula Lawson Early Childhood Center. Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier will be performing a concert at the Miracle Theatre on Jan. 28th at 6:30 p.m. with all proceeds going to the school. The cost of admission is by donation.

Library offers computer classes

The Sevier County Public Library System offers computer classes each month for beginning learners to computer users with basic skills. The following classes will be available at the Sevier County Main Library (774-6033), 321 Court Ave. in downtown Sevierville: n Cut, Copy & Paste: Jan. 21 from 9-10:30 a.m. $5. n Creating a Great Resume: Jan. 21 from 4-7 p.m. $15. n Basic Computer Maintenance: Jan. 22 from noon-1:30 p.m. $10 (lunch included). n Basic Skills: Jan. 23 from 9-noon. $15. n E-mail: Feb. 18 from 9-10:30 a.m. $5. n Creating a Research Document: Feb. 18 from 4-7 p.m. $15. n Making & Using Folders: Feb. 19 from noon-1:30 p.m. $10 (lunch included). n Creating a Great Resume: Feb. 20 from 9-noon. $15. The Kodak Library (933-0078) will offer the following classes: n Creating a Basic Spreadsheet: Jan. 16

from 9-noon. $15. n Family Tree Maker: Feb. 13 from 9-noon. $15. The Seymour Library (577-7511) will offer the following classes: n Finding Information Databases: Jan. 27 from 4-7 p.m. $15. n Common Storage Devices: Jan. 29 from 9-10:30 a.m. $5. n 2007 Word Toolbar: Jan. 29 from 1-2:30 p.m. $5. n Blogs & Wikis: Jan. 30 from 9-noon. $15. n Basic Skills: Feb. 24 from 4-7 p.m. $15. n Online Genealogy Resources: Feb. 26 from 9-10:30 a.m. $5. n Getting Acquainted with the Web: Feb. 26 from 1-2:30 p.m. $5. n Learn to Use the Keyboard & Mouse: Feb. 27 from 9-noon. $15. All classes are limited to eight participants, and pre-registration and pre-payment are required three days prior to the class.

PIGEON FORGE — While debate about the city’s tourism marketing contracts dominated the evening, there were still plenty of other items on the agenda for the City Commission’s meeting. Perhaps the biggest ticket item on the list was approving efforts to repair the wastewater lift station off Jake Thomas Road, work that has been previously delayed but has now reached something of a critical stage. Such facilities are required to keep sewage running through the pipes in areas where gravity cannot do that job alone. Using a setup of motors and pumps, the equipment forces the raw wastewater through the lines to the treatment plant. As the city’s east end has continued to grow, the Jake Thomas station has aged quicker, Wastewater Department Supervisor Martin Cross told the commission. That has prompted the need to replace and upgrade parts in the facility, an effort that will be divided into three phases. The first of those will involve installing a temporary lift station to be rented at a total cost of not more than $4,783. That figure will only be charged by Rain For Rent Inc., if the work takes a full week, with savings for the city if it doesn’t. The next part of the effort calls for pipes serving the facility to be replaced

Arrests 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 Reynaldo Lucas Ayala, 24, of 912 Cloverleaf Lane in Sevierville, was charged Jan. 14 with a second count of DUI, financial responsibility law and driving while revoked. He was released on $5,000 bond. u Monica P. Bryant, 20, of Ski View Motel #19 in Cosby, was charged Jan. 14 with violation of probation and two misdemeanor warrants from general sessions court. She was being held. u Deborah Kathleen Burns, 40, of 1722 Rauhuff Hollow in Sevierville, was charged Jan. 14 with forgery. She was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond. u Michael Allen Cluff, 29, of 772 Fair Garden Circle in Sevierville, was charged Jan. 14 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Whitney Crowley, 23, of 160 Murrell Meadows #20 in Sevierville, was charged Jan. 14 with driving on a

revoked license. She was released on $1,500 bond. u Jason Shawn Crum, 31, of Newport, was charged Jan. 15 with violation of probation. He was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond. u Brian Keith Fares, 41, of Knoxville, was charged Jan. 14 with aggravated domestic assault and vandalism worth $500 to $1,000. He was released on $3,500 bond. u Derrick Grant Gamble, 25, of 533 Valley View Road in Seymour, was charged Jan. 14 with driving on a suspended license. He was released. u Joshua Daniel Gann, 31, of 188 Jones Drive in Kodak, was charged Jan. 14 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Tabitha Jarnigan, 23, of 1590 Dyke Road Lot 2 in Sevierville, was charged Jan. 14 with domestic violence assault. She was being held in lieu of $3,500 bond.


u Bridgitt Nichole McMahan, 35, of 914 Smoky Crossing Way in Seymour, was charged Jan. 14 with burglary. She was released on $3,500 bond. u Holly Marie Miller, 26, of 3455 Parkway Room #405 in Pigeon Forge, was charged Jan. 14 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court and failure to appear. She was being held. u Jeremie Roger Mullins, 21, of 2209 Black Oak Ridge in Sevierville, was charged Jan. 14 with two misdemeanor warrants from general sessions court and two counts of violation of probation. He was being held. u Jose Adan Orellana, 33, of 621 Cherokee Orchard #510 in Gatlinburg, was charged Jan. 14 with violation of a valid court order. He was released on $2,500 bond.

u Timothy Daniel Pendleton, 32, of Knoxville, was charged Jan. 14 with violation of probation. He was released on $1,000 bond. u Jeffery Lynn Stewart, 30, of 910 Hill Hollow Drive in Sevierville, was charged Jan. 14 with disorderly conduct, public intoxication, resisting arrest and assault. He was released. u Ashley Lynn Sutton, 26, of 507 Woodvale Lane in Sevierville, was charged Jan. 143 with aggravated burglary, theft of property worth $1,000 to 10,000. She was being held. u Vincent Lyle Trentham, 47, of 317 Carr Road in Seymour, was charged Jan. 14 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court, writing worthless checks and violation of probation. He was being held.




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at a total cost of $10,960. Finally, workers will install new electrical equipment, including replacing the pumps, at a cost of $1,181. Recognizing that the work needs to be done, particularly to facilitate planned further development in the Teaster Lane area, the commission unanimously approved the project. During the session, the group also: n Proclaimed March 15 Arbor Day n Reviewed and considered an option agreement with Cindy Owens as trustee for Ogle Credit Shelter Trust regarding the purchase of right of way and the rezoning of property from R-1 (low-density residential) to C-2 (tourist commercial) n Approved an addendum to the 2009-2010 scope of work with Internet marketing firm USDM with a total monthly charge of $39,000 plus a 10 percent commis-

sion on Web site ad sales from www.mypigeonforge. com n Approved an agreement with USDM to provide the Department of Tourism with integrated marketing services n Approved a scope of work and media plan with BOHAN Advertising to provide the Department of Tourism with advertising services for a total monthly cost of $23,525 plus a 15 percent commission off advertising buys n Approved an agreement with Vision Engineering for survey work at the new fire station site on Veterans Boulevard n Reappointed Police Chief Jack Baldwin to the E-911 Board of Directors n Appointed Commissioner David Wear to the Sevier County Economic Development Council board

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Theo Hazel Sims, LPN, age 94 of Sevierville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, January 14, 2010, at Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home. Mrs. Sims was a faithful member of Parkway Church of God in Sevierville and ministered to many families through her profession as a private duty L.P.N. Her goal in life was to bring her family, friends and those she met to a saving knowledge and eternal relationship with the Lord. Her work here is done but her influence will go on forever. Theo’s favorite quote was “our life on earth soon will pass, only what is done for God will last.� She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles “Bub� Sims; parents, Bates Smith and Mama Belle Walker; daughter, Freda Maples; brothers, Carl Smith and wife Ollie, and Stewart Smith; great-grandson Christopher Mark Sims. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Rev. John A. and Pat Sims; daughter and son-in-law, Anna R. and Bill Huskey; grandchildren, Rick Maples and wife Kathy, Bridgette Morton, Melody Blum and husband Elliott, Shawn Maples, John Patrick, Matthew, and Mark Sims, Maria Cutshaw and husband Stacy, Brent Huskey; great-grandchildren, Megan, Mary, David and Noah Sims, Jason Maples, Jessica Livesay, Hans, Seth, and Joseph Ballew, Oliver Morton, Ryan Cutshaw, Alex Maples, Cynthia McCroskey, Kim Forest; great-great-grandchildren, Elijah and Madeline Belle Ballew, Chloe and Elijah Livesay, Bryson Maples, Shelby, Spencer and Sylas McCroskey, Carrie, Mark, Katherine, Aaron and Jacob Forest; sister, Joyce Catlett; special niece, Betty M. Ogle and husband Ron; special thanks to the staff of Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Parkway Church of God, 661 Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with her son Rev. John Sims, Rev. Melvin Lonas and Pastor Philip Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Alder Branch Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

Betty R. Speers

In Memoriam

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Theo Hazel Sims

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Betty R. Speers of Sevierville died Jan. 12, 2010. Survivors: daughter, Hazel French; son, James V. Speers and wife Debby; daughter Robin D. Huskey and husband Steven; sons, Jeffrey M. Speers and wife Sheila, Patrick Speers; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Graveside services 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Beech Springs Cemetery in Kodak, the Rev. Jack Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to God’s Storehouse Food Pantry, 601 W. Broadway, Newport, TN 37821. Guestbook may be signed at www.highlandmemorialparks. com. Highland South Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is providing arrangements.

Robert “BJ� Solari

Robert “BJ� Solari, age 77, passed away Monday, January 11, 2010. He was born in Arlington, MA, in 1932, and served in the U.S. Navy. He retired to the Pigeon Forge area and worked at Dollywood for Kodak Co. for the past seven years. He is survived by brother, Joseph Solari, Centerville, MA; sister, Sister Joanne Solari, of Cambridge, MA; and long-time companion Charles “Chuck� Law of Pigeon Forge. Robert is also survived by many nieces and nephews. McCarty Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, 607 Wall Street, 774-2950, in charge of arrangements.

Stevan Bocik Stevan Bocik, 86, of Seymour, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Stevan was born in Senecaville, Ohio. He was the husband of 62 years to Marilyn Fisher Bocik, whom he married on July 26, 1947, in Findlay, Ohio. Stevan was a WWII Veteran and served in the Army Air Corps in England. He retired from North American Phillips after 30 years. Stevan was a member of Seymour United Methodist Church. Survivors: sister, Kathryn Bohlender; daughter and sonin-law, Cynthia and Dudley Lightle; son and daughter-inlaw, Todd and Donna Bocik; son-in-law, Andrew Hein; six grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Ray Franks and Shirley Fisher; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Seymour UMC, with funeral service to follow. Burial will be at the Highland South Cemetery directly after the Church service. Highland South Funeral Home and Cemetery. (865) 573-7300.

In Memoriam

Danny Bise

Danny Bise of Gatlinburg, Tenn., passed away on January 14, 2010, at the age of 63. He was a member of the Roaring Fork Baptist Church of Gatlinburg, Tenn., and was proud to be a Born Again, KJV Bible believing Christian. He was preceded in death by his son Brad formerly of Morristown, brother “Bud,� father Estel and mother Pollie of Kingsport, Tenn. He leaves behind his wife, Charlotte Marshall Bise, son Brian and daughter Nikki also of Gatlinburg and three sisters, Iva Strickler, Wanda Duncan and Sandy Short all of Kingsport; grandchildren, Brittany, Joshua, Brent, Danny, Megan, Charlee, Kristen, Jake, Blake and last but not least, Bradlee; great-grandchildren, Kailey and Taylor; several nieces and nephews along with many friends. The family will be receiving friends at the Stubblefield Funeral home, 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, and funeral services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Leroy Lewis, Rev. Brian Bise and Rev. Doug Messer. Interment will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens behind the funeral home.


In Memoriam

James Darrell Hickman

In Memoriam

Jack Lee Quillen

Elneva S. Franklin

Jack Quillen, 75, of Sevierville, died on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at his home. Born in Fall Branch on October 18, 1934, he was a graduate of Fall Branch High School and lived in Michigan for many years, where he retired from the Ford Motor Co., Livonia, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his father, Otis Quillen; his mother and stepfather, Mildred and Emmitt Taylor; and a son, Eddie Quillen. He is survived by two sons, John Quillen, of Fall Branch, and Frank Quillen and wife Barbara, of Michigan; five grandchildren, Andrew Quillen, Amanda Quillen, Jacob Quillen, Alyssa Quillen, and Michael Quillen; and two step-children, Cheryl and Jack McDonald, both of Michigan. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch. Services will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Carl Strickler officiating. Inurnment will be Monday at 11 a.m. at First Fall Branch Baptist Church. The family wishes to express special thanks to Ava Campbell. Please visit to leave on-line condolences for the family.

James Darrell Hickman, age 51 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2010. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother Annette Ford, grandparents Nellie Hickman and Raymond Hickman, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hickman, and uncle Harold Hickman. Survivors: wife, Suzanne Hickman; stepson, Robbie and Kelcey Levering; granddaughters, Chloe and Ella Levering; father, John Alf Ford; brothers, Donald Hickman, Rick Hickman and wife Jama, Phil Ford and wife Julie; sisters, Dorothy Pero and husband Sam, Johnna McMahan; several nephews, nieces and Tom Hickman. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Darrell Hickman Memorial Fund, Citizens National Bank, 813 Huckleberry Lane, Kodak, Tennessee 37924 Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday at Beech Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Kim McCroskey and Rev. John Stuart officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday in Beech Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Beech Springs Baptist Church. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.





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Elneva S. Franklin, 91 of Kodak, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. She was a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter, Christine Franklin; several nieces and nephews including special nephew Eddie Allen and wife Lynda; and very special church family at Beech Springs Baptist Church. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Beech Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Brandon Cate and Jack Anderson officiating. Mrs. Franklin will lie-instate at the church 1-2 p.m. Monday. Interment will follow the service in Beech Springs Cemetery with her nephews serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

information Kuykendall allegedly gave to the media. Some news sources quoted Sevierville Public Information Officer Bob Stahlke as saying the Secret Service was involved in an investigation of Kruse International. Stahlke made no such assertion to The Mountain Press, and Kuykendall did not speak to The Mountain Press about that story. He could not be reached for comment on the complaint filed against him. The complaint seeks payment of the money, return of the cars and other relief. Kruse International held a car show and auction in Sevierville in June. Months later, the city filed a complaint against the company in a local court, saying it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t receive $12,850 in payments from the company for use of the events center. The city said an $8,500 check issued earlier in the month didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clear the bank; it received an $8,500 cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check the day a story on the matter ran in The Mountain Press and Public Information Officer confirmed that check had cleared. The company still owes the city the remaining $4,350, Stahlke said, and the legal action is still pending. The city was also investigating claims that some consignors never received payments for cars sold at the local auction. There is still one person whose claim they are looking into. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have one person as far as we know who is still waiting to be compensated,â&#x20AC;? Stahlke said.

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Mentoring project proves successful for foster children From Submitted Reports Tennessee foster children who participate in the Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mentoring Initiative showed gains in a wide range of school and conduct measures, and their mentors also reported unexpected benefits, according to recent surveys. Youth Villages, which operates the program for the Department of Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services and the Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabinet, surveyed both the foster children and their mentors to determine the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact. The survey of nearly 500 foster children who had participated in the program showed that children with mentors improved their grades and school behavior, and were less likely to get into fights, use drugs or alcohol or have trouble with law enforcement. Ninety percent of the children who had mentors felt the relationship was beneficial to them; 67 percent said they would consider becoming a mentor themselves.

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Sevierville has learned to be thrifty with its money, marketing director Amanda Marr said. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Sevierville handles most of its advertising inhouse, with promotional materials like brochures and videos developed by the staff of the Chamber of Commerce. For those things that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be done by Chamber employees, the group has for several years retained the services of Nashvillebased Georgia Turner Group. The decision to continue working Georgia Turner came a few years ago, but is not reviewed annually, Marr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We looked at some other agencies about three years ago and really could not find a better deal for the amount of work we do,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do keep an eye on whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being spent and if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting the most bang for the buck, but we have not

Ninety-four percent of the 400 mentors surveyed reported that the mentoring experience was beneficial to them. The vast majority feel they are making a real difference in a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life through mentoring. Mentors say they can tell they are making a difference because the child they are helping is: more open and confident, learning important life lessons and making positive plans for his or her future. The Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mentoring Initiative was launched in 2007 as a way to improve the lives of older children in foster care. Some of these young people will age out of foster care and face becoming independent adults on their own. For more information about the Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mentoring Initiative or to become a mentor to a child in foster care, visit mentor. To find out more about how to become a foster parent, visit www.

gone through a bid process for that work.â&#x20AC;? Knoxville handles all its advertising through the Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corp. (KTSC), a nonprofit, nonmunicipal agency. Kim Bumpas, KTSC senior vice president of sales and marketing, said no one in city government has suggested the work should be bid or is not a professional service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve actually never heard anyone say that,â&#x20AC;? Bumpas told The Mountain Press. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand where (Robinson) might be coming from, because you really have to wonder how a company from Nashville would have Pigeon Forgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best interests in mind.â&#x20AC;? Bumpas warns having an annual bid process and switching marketing companies could hurt the Pigeon Forge advertising efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They really need to be at three- to five-year terms to be able to set up an effective marketing

plan,â&#x20AC;? Bumpas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can take a company 12 or 15 months just to get a direction developed for a marketing plan. With branding and marketing, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about consistency of marketing, and you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get that if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re constantly changing companies.â&#x20AC;? In the end, Bumpas thinks Pigeon Forge leaders are well-served if they are happy with the brand a firm has developed for them and think the price is in line. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime you bid something out, you really have to balance price and value,â&#x20AC;? Bumpas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you have someone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing good work, I tend to think if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not broken, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fix it.â&#x20AC;? n

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former restaurant building which is right at the entrance to the park and have spent several months renovating it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great location,â&#x20AC;? Bacon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That building is full of history. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a building everyone in the community is familiar with. Even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not from Gatlinburg youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve eaten at the Open Hearth or had a wedding rehearsal there.â&#x20AC;? NOC is taking care in its renovation of the building to â&#x20AC;&#x153;pay homage to the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past,â&#x20AC;? Bacon said. Many of the materials used in the construction are recycled. For example, the drop ceilings are making use of recycled tin from area barn roofs. The building also will feature design and construction techniques that should earn it LEED certification for green practices. The new elevator will be inside the climbing wall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; maybe the only one like it anywhere. Bacon envisions the NOC as being more than a store or place to book trips in the park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want it to be an

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his new job with the company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to help with marketing as much as I can,â&#x20AC;? May said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The company is spending quite a bit of money to become part of the community.â&#x20AC;? NOC already has permits for guided tours inside the national park, but most of its tours have originated on the Carolina side, Bacon said. Many of its trips are rafting excursions on the Nantahala and Pigeon rivers. They will also lead fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater, kayaking and nature excursions. May said the store will have showers available tor persons to use who are in the middle of long hikes. Simms is amazed at the transformation taking place at the building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absolutely extraordinary to look at what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done with that really prime piece of property in Gatlinburg,â&#x20AC;? she said.

attraction,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It certainly will be. Hopefully it will be a successful retail operation, but we want to use it as a platform to educate and inspire visitors to Gatlinburg to enjoy the natural amenities and resources the park has to offer.â&#x20AC;? Vicki Simms, executive director of the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce, sees the new business is making a positive impact in a struggling economy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact it will be such a unique venue is, from our perspective, going to make it such a wonderful draw. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also excited about the number of jobs theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re offering in the Gatlinburg area,â&#x20AC;? she said. NOC expects to hire 55 employees for the new store and is accepting applications. Brian May is serving as outreach coordinator for The Great Outpost. He has worked off and on with NOC for seven years and has moved to the Gatlinburg area for

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‘Puttin’ on Ritz’ set for Jan. 30

Relay For Life presents “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” an evening of dinner, dance and entertainment, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Sevierville Civic Center. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets are $50 per person and includes one photo. To RSVP call 4280846. For tickets and more information contact Alice Grady, 654-9280; Donna King, 397-5556; and Carlene Maples, 603-1223.



Pet vaccination clinic scheduled

The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley will hold a low-cost pet vaccination, testing and microchip clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the society’s Fix-A-Pet Clinic, 10421 Chapman Highway. No appointment is necessary. Rabies vaccinations will cost $12. Canine distemper/parvo and feline distemper vaccinations are $20 each. Kennel cough vaccinations for dogs and feline leukemia vaccinations will cost $20 each. For more information visit or call 579-6738.



Youth baseball fundraiser set

Smoky Mountain Youth Baseball Association will hold a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and player signup from 4-8 p.m. today at Evergreen Church, 1103 Dolly Parton Parkway. The meal, incluidng a beverage, is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under and free for ages 3 and under. Player sign-up fee is $30. Parents should bring a copy of the child’s bring birth certificate. For more information call Larry Emond at 548-8555.


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Education bill passage nears NASHVILLE (AP) — Administration officials and consultants worked Friday to complete Tennessee’s application for $485 million in federal “Race to the Top” money while lawmakers neared final action on a bill seen as key to the state’s bid. The group nicknamed the “mule team” has been meeting on the 13th floor of the Tennessee Tower — overlooking the legislative office complex — while putting the finishing touches on the 180page application and 340 pages of exhibits and attachments. Will Pinkston, a senior adviser to Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen,

said the “vast majority” of the application was done, though it wouldn’t be complete until the Legislature passes the bill and it’s signed into law. “The introduction that’s being written will emphasize that conditions are ripe in Tennessee for education reform,” Pinkston said. “It’s a Haley’s Comet type of event to see Republicans, Democrats, teachers’ unions, business groups and advocacy organizations all come together in agreement.” The U.S. Department of Education’s “Race to the Top” program is a $5 billion competi-

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TVA rates to drop again

KNOXVILLE — Abundant rainfall has again helped to reduce the Tennessee Valley Authority’s fuel costs and that means a monthly savings of between 50 cents and $1 for typical residential customers, starting Feb. 1. TVA began the fiscal year Oct. 1 with an 8 percent general rate increase but because of reduced fuel adjustment costs, customers are still paying less than a year ago. The fuel cost reduction is the fifth straight since TVA converted to a monthly calculation. TVA uses the fuel cost adjustment to help recover fluctuating fuel and purchased power costs.

tive fund that will award grants to states to improve education quality and results. The program, created in the economic stimulus law, is part of Democratic President Barack Obama’s efforts to overhaul the nation’s schools. The main focus of Bredesen’s proposal has been on an effort to require half of teachers evaluations to be based on student achievement data, including 35 percent on “value-added” scores that measure a student’s progress on standardized tests over time. Tennessee currently has no data requirement for teacher evaluations.

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This day in history Today is Saturday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2010. There are 349 days left in the year. Locally a year ago:

Today’s Highlight:

On Jan. 16, 1920, Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment.)

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In 1935, fugitive gangster Fred Barker and his mother, Kate “Ma” Barker, were killed in a shootout with the FBI at Lake Weir, Fla. In 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space, and Guion S. Bluford Jr., who became America’s first black astronaut in space.

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quote roundup “The situation is getting more tense as the poorest people who need so much are waiting for deliveries. I think tempers might be frayed.” — David Wimhurst, spokesman for the Braziliancommanded U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti.

“We are on the doorstep of accomplishing something that Washington has been talking about since Teddy Roosevelt was president.” — President Barak Obama, on reforming health care and health insurance in the U.S.

“A retaliatory holy war will be launched to blow away the headquarters of South Korean authorities.” — Statement by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency threatening to break off all dialogue with South Korea in anger over Seoul’s alleged contingency plan to deal with potential unrest in the communist country.

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A Seymour woman was among the people who escaped a plane that landed on the Hudson River Thursday afternoon, according to her son, Shannon. Debbie Ramsey of Seymour is shaken up but OK. Her husband and son plan to catch a flight to New York where they will rent a car and drive Debbie home.



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Clarence Clemons

NEW YORK (AP) — E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons says he’s “in great spirits” after undergoing back surgery. Bruce Springsteen’s longtime sidekick issued a statement to The Associated Press on Friday saying he’s “looking forward to a brighter Clemons future and playing more music!” The Big Man’s already doing a little Tweeting. Clemons, who turned 68 on Monday, sends his love to fans via Twitter. He adds that after he recovers, “We can dance again!”

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Three Cheers Not too late to enjoy Wilderness Wildlife Week

Palin critics hate her new Fox position The phenomenon known as Sarah Palin made her debut this week as an analyst on Fox News. You should have heard the braying from our competitors CNN and MSNBC. She’s a dunce, they wailed, a conservative shill! Foaming at the mouth doesn’t begin to describe the reaction. Here’s my question: If you guys are so smart, how come your ratings are softer than Jell-O? Palin appeared on my program and began by knocking President Obama around a bit on health care and terrorism, standardissue right-wing stuff. But then I asked her about charges on “60 Minutes” that her frame of reference is so weak, she doesn’t even understand why there are two Koreas. Palin just shook her head and said the man who made the charge, author John Heilemann, is a liberal who simply is not telling the truth. So there. Whatever your opinion of her, you have to admit the bashing of Palin is almost unprecedented in the media. Newspaper critics and uberliberal TV commentators are the worst. Reviewing my interview with the former governor in The New York Times, Kate Zernike wrote: “After marveling that ‘60 Minutes’ spent eight minutes on Ms. Palin on Sunday night, Mr. O’Reilly spent about 20 with her.” Well, yeah. She’s a brand-new FNC analyst and was the lead guest on my program. The “60 Minutes” story was about a book featuring dozens of politicians. Palin, however, got most of the airtime, and it was all negative. And that’s the point. If you hammer Palin, the Times will have no beef. But give her a forum in which she can respond to her detractors, and watch out. David Zurawik, television critic for The Baltimore Sun, makes that point better than I ever could. Reviewing the Palin chat, Zurawik said: “In a protected TV environment like the one Fox and O’Reilly skillfully provided for her Tuesday night, I think (Palin) could be a red-hot ratings winner. And the country and our political conversation are going to be the poorer for it. “I can only imagine what kind of power these two might come to wield in the elections of 2010.” Aha! Never mind that I asked Palin about the perception that her intellect is not up to presidential standards, Zurawik and his soul brothers and sisters on the left are very worried about the fact that Palin now has a place to state her case. A very wellwatched place. That presents a clear and present danger to the liberal ideologues masquerading as press people. No longer can they mock Palin with impunity. Now she can mock them back, big time, and perhaps convince open-minded folks that her message is worthy, and that she is not a reincarnation of Georgette on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Simply put, Palin has a big opportunity to balance the playing field. Boy, do her critics hate that. — Veteran TV news anchor Bill O Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Who’s Looking Out For You? Distributed by Creators Syndicate. (C)2009 Bill O’Reilly.

The weather outside might have been frightful for the first few days of the 20th annual Wilderness Wildlife Week at Pigeon Forge’s Music Road Hotel & Convention Center — but if you missed it, you can still get a sampling of the renowned event before it shuts down later today. Exhibitors will still be on hand, there are lectures to be presented and there are still six hikes remaining. Those hikes, for which participants pre-registered, range from lasting all day and “being moderate to strenuous,” to a two-hour walk is listed as “easy.” Today culminates the eight-day event that was scheduled to feature more than 230 programs, nearly 60 hikes and more than 150 expert presenters. The hard work put in by volunteers the last 19 years has resulted in the International Festivals and Events Association recognizing it for its environmental and educational efforts. For more information, visit www. or call 800251-9100.

An army of teenagers descends on Gatlinburg

Teens are infiltrating Gatlinburg by the thousands this weekend and next — but there’s no need for residents to worry. Some 13,000 Christian kids, ages 13 through 19, split almost evenly among the two weekends, are expected for the 25th annual Resurrection at the city’s Convention Center. According to event’s Web site, Resurrection “is an opportunity for ‘conversion,’ ‘decision’ and ‘revival.’” For others, it says, it will be “a moment to realize their faith needs to grow deeper and more serious.” Each session will be filled with speakers, music and fellowship. The keynote speaker will once again be Justin Lookadoo who has the reputation of being able to connect with youth of all ages. A former probation officer, Lookadoo commands attention just by how he looks: He’s 6-foot-7, lanky and has spiky hair, and combines that with a mesmerizing message. Some are expected to travel more than 500 miles to attend. Tickets are available at the door for $45.

Let’s enjoy this weather before winter comes back

It’s not time to break out the shorts and two-piece swim suits or start uncovering the pool, but the weather from the middle of this week on has seemed almost tropical in comparison to what we had the couple of preceding weeks. After many nights where the wind chill was zero or below, where highs didn’t exceed freezing and where many roads were covered with ice, daytime temps in the 50s and lows near 30 seemed absolutely balmy. There’s some rain in the forecast for the next week, but the National Weather Service says it will heat up to perhaps the upper 50s, with lows a withstandable lower 30s or higher 20s. The average high in Sevier County for this time of the year, according to the weather service, is 46; the average low is 28. Don’t get too comfortable. There’s lots more winter. But it’s nice to enjoy the weather at least for the moment.

Political view

Mature, common sense must exist on development issues

Editor: I live in Wears Valley. The recent stories in the press remind me that when we were raising our children, they too would threaten to hold their breath or some other childish thing if they were denied something. They outgrew it. I think that they matured because they were not always given in to. I have been fortunate enough to live in areas of the country that were also going through development growing pains. Somewhere between the folks who want nothing done to the area and those that have only their interests at heart, there exists mature, common sense.

Public forum I hope that is where the pendulum will school. I understand that we are not in New England end up. Bob Rose or have the revenue or equipment to handle the Wears Valley recent winter events in East Tennessee, but I only see a few icy spots in my neighborhood, which has many hills and is north-faced. However, schools School system should find way were closed once again on Tuesday. I suspect it is because the buses are in danger of causing harm to meet even in bad weather to children if they skid. I understand that. Editor: The school systems should open school, but These cold days in December and January so announce there is no bus service. Their parents far remind me of the winters in the ’60s and ’70s. are going to work; why can’t they take their chilI for one, am glad to see a true winter. Having worked in New England for many years dren to school? Just think of all the brainiacs who during the winters, I learned to see the beauty of want to go to school and are now behind. A department whose sole purpose is to educate the snow and the frozen ponds. I was impressed our youth should include educating the directors how the cites and counties took care of the roads. Their departments of transportation were well to think outside of the box and put education first, organized and they knew they had to be, because not more sleep. Lisa Acuff life goes on. Families needed to get to work and Sevierville

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Dooley Noted

Son of SEC legend tabbed as Volunteers’ next coach By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE — Derek Dooley has the Southern accent, the coaching pedigree and is doing his best to reassure Tennessee fans their new coach appreciates where he’s now working. “How can you ask for anything more than the University of Tennessee?” Dooley said Friday. The son of Georgia legend Vince Dooley was introduced as the Vols’ second new head coach in 14 months, replacing Lane Kiffin days after he bolted for Southern California. Among his first challenges will be reassuring fans and players that he wants to be at Tennessee. “The times of worrying about what happened is over,” Dooley said. Dooley talked about how he learned early that Tennessee represented the essence of college football, and remembers watching the weekly television shows of former coaches Johnny Majors and Phillip Fulmer. He also promised he will not try to sell Tennessee in a sound bite, perhaps taking a shot at Kiffin, who was reprimanded by the Southeastern Conference for brash comments. “Everything we’re going to do is going to be done with a foundation of integrity with every aspect of the program,” Dooley said. “We’re going to represent this institution with class on and off

the field.” Dooley was offered the job late Friday afternoon, resigned as coach and athletic director of Louisiana Tech, and flew into Knoxville for the late news conference. He brings along a son with a name popular in Tennessee — Peyton — just like Kiffin, who named his young son Knox after taking the Vols’ job in December 2008. “I am finally happy to be in a state where Peyton will be well received,” Dooley said of his 8-year-old son, whose name conjures memories of Vols’ star four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning. Like his predecessor, Dooley comes with a short head coaching resume. He went 17-20 in three seasons at Louisiana Tech and was the only coach in major college football to also serve as the athletic director. He holds a law degree and previously worked for several years under Nick Saban at LSU and with the Miami Dolphins. Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton said Dooley agreed that coaching the Vols is a destination job. He praised him for a fiveyear tutelage under Saban and for helping the current Alabama coach land two No. 1 recruiting classes at LSU. “I’ve talked to a number of folks over the past 24 hours,” Hamilton said. “He’s been described as very intelligent, intense, disciplined, hardnosed, a tenacious recruiter, a family guy and extremely

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Louisiana Tech players carry coach Derek Dooley from the field following their 17-10 victory over Northern Illinois at the 2008 Independence Bowl NCAA college football game in Shreveport, La., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. Dooley was hired as Tennessee’s coach on Friday. well-organized.” Dooley’s limited head coaching experience — like Kiffin, whose only head coaching stint had been a brief, bad one with the Oakland Raiders — makes him a risky pick. But the new coach’s uncle, former North Carolina and Virginia Tech coach Bill Dooley, voiced his support. “He’ll do well anywhere he goes, and at Tennessee, he would do very well,”

Bill Dooley said in a phone interview from his home in Wilmington, N.C. “When you get a law degree, it gives you a little notch up. He’s got his feet on the ground. He’s levelheaded. Dooley’s father coached at rival Georgia from 1964-88 and won the 1980 national title. He did not return a call to his cell phone seeking comment, but his son said his father is excited. Derek Dooley worked as

LSU’s recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach from 2000 through 2003’s signing day, landing classes rated No. 1 in 2001 and ’03. He coached LSU’s running backs and special teams in 2003-04. He followed Saban to the Dolphins as tight ends coach in 2005 before leaving for Louisiana Tech in December 2006. Dooley was a receiver in college at Virginia. After

earning his law degree from Georgia, he worked as an attorney for two years before starting his coaching career at Georgia in 1996 as a graduate assistant. He also worked as assistant recruiting coordinator at SMU from 1997-99 until being hired by Saban. He went to Louisiana Tech in December 2006 as one of the youngest coaches in the FBS and added the athletic director title in March 2008.



Tiger teams get two wins over Grizzlies

TKA gets 20-point win over MCS

Both pick up double-digit wins over Grainger By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor PIGEON FORGE — Both the Tigers and Lady Tigers had big nights Thursday, as the teams garnered double-digit victories over the visiting Grainger Grizzlies. The boys reeled off an impressive 68-45 win to improve their record to 7-8 on the season, equaling their win total from last season just midway through the year. The Tigers rushed out to a quick 19-13 lead in the first quarter, and things only got better in the second. Ben Cave, who finished with a game-high 18 points, knocked down a big threepointer to help jump-start the Pigeon Forge offense, and teammates Aaron Justus, Benton Tinker and Ryan Crowe followed his lead with threes of their own. By halftime, the team had established a huge

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Pigeon Forge post player Emily Hurst (25) prepares to box out Seymour’s Hayley Clark during a game earlier this season. 41-24 lead. Coach Jonathan Shultz said the team’s effort was fueled by their worst loss of the season Tuesday at Union County by an 87-61 score. “We really went after it Wednesday in practice after playing our worst game of the season,” Shultz said. “We kind of

re-dedicated ourselves to defense.” That defensive effort led to increased offensive output, as the Tigers’ shooting stroke returned. “We shot the ball pretty well and played pretty good defense,” Shultz said. Over the second half Shultz got to use his bench, as nearly every varsity

Tiger found the basket as the PF lead grew. Following Cave’s 18-point performance was Justin Carter with 14. Guard Andy Barnett added nine. Justus had seven, Ryan Crowe notched five, Billy Hewitt and Caleb Black got four each, Caleb Ownby and Benton Tinker scored three apiece, and

Will Crowe knocked in one point. The boys’ win came on the heels of a closer game for the girls. Tied at 40-40 with just six minutes left, the Lady Tigers’ guard duo of senior Danielle Rauhuff and Kelsey Brooks took the game over, leading the Orange and Black to the 58-46 win. “They definitely led us to victory in the fourth after their slow start,” coach Paul Reagan said. Rauhuff hit a pair of threes during the stretch run, and Brooks fired in another and then sealed the game down the stretch with clutch shooting at the foul stripe. Brooks scored an impressive 13 of her team-high 20 points in the all-important final quarter, while Rauhuff scored eight of her 17 in the last period. The win improved the Lady Tigers to 13-1 on the season. Following the scoring from the big two were Cassidy Martin, Sunni McAllister and Emily Hurst with five points each. Kesha Hooker, Ashley Wojnowski and Ashlynn Trotter added two points each.

The King’s Academy toppled Maryville Christian 52-32 Thursday night on the strength of huge games from Cyrille Sandjon and David Kirkpatrick. The two combined Lion big men combined to beat MCS in the post, as Sandjon tallied 19 points and 17 rebounds, while Kirkpatrick lodged 17 points and eight boards. TKA jumped out on top early 14-4 and extended their halftime lead to 22-9. The Lions maintained their lead through the third quarter and upped it to 20 points in the final period. Also contributing to the scoring for the Lions were Kelechi Ibe with six points, Jordan Smith with four, Dane Hoffmeister four, and Matt Ward with two points. From submitted reports

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 â&#x2014;&#x2020; The Mountain Press NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Colts want to be sharp against Ravens after break By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Indianapolis Colts are trying to repress those old playoff memories. Back in 2005, they were undefeated entering December, had a bye week in early January and a home date against the AFCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 6 seed (Pittsburgh), which had lost in the AFC championship a year earlier. The Colts lost. On Saturday night, Indy faces the same scenario against another AFC North foe, Baltimore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was 2005, and that was a completely different team,â&#x20AC;? defensive end Dwight Freeney said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a completely different defense. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much that needs to be said other than â&#x20AC;&#x2122;This is the playoffs.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Either win or go home.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simple philosophy the Colts (14-2) understand as well as any team still in the hunt. Despite having the most successful decade in regular-season history (115 wins), an NFL record seven straight 12-win seasons and the league mark for most consecutive regular-season wins (23), Indianapolis has won just one Super Bowl title. Critics contend theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve struggled in the playoffs because those long, lateseason breaks made them rusty. This time, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at least healthy. Not one player missed practice this week, a first this season. But the lesson is clear: Regular-season success, seeding and oddsmakers mean nothing in the postseason. Being sharp does. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go out there and look like you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played a game in six months,â&#x20AC;? receiver Reggie Wayne said when asked what the Colts learned from their early exits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As long as you can just go out there and play football and play all four quarters, somewhere in there youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have the opportunity to win the game.â&#x20AC;? A victory clearly would help the Colts change perceptions after two straight playoff losses, both to San Diego. Indy hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t won in the postseason since beating Chicago in the Super Bowl after the 2006 season. Baltimore (10-7), meanwhile, understands what it takes to be win playoff games on the road â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a suffocating defense and a proficient running game. That was the game plan Baltimore used to win its

Super Bowl title following the 2000 season as a wild-card team. They won their first-round game again last Sunday, handing New England its only home playoff loss since 1978 though quarterback Joe Flacco threw only 10 passes and finished with just 34 yards. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter on a day when the Ravens defense intercepted Tom Brady three times and its offense ran for 234 yards, including Ray Riceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 83-yard burst for a score to open the game. Not only was it the Ravens first win over New England, but it also gave Baltimore a sixth road playoff win this decade, matching the record set by the 1970s Dallas Cowboys â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and a chance to break it Saturday in Indy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing away is kind of an advantage because we always look at it as thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no pressure on us,â&#x20AC;? former Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bottom line is, no matter where we go play at, no matter who weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing, going to play in somebody elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home, there is no pressure. Just go let your hair back and just go play football.â&#x20AC;? Facing Indianapolis has always been a little different, though. In Baltimore, merely saying the word Colts is considered heresy even now, more than a quarter-century after the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s midnight move to Indy. The public address announcer and scoreboard still do not use the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nickname. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the results on the field that have caused Baltimore fans the most consternation. Franchise records set by the old Colts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Unitas, Raymond Berry and John Mackey â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have repeatedly fallen to the new ones â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison and Dallas Clark â&#x20AC;&#x201D; recharging the old arguments that those franchise records should have stayed in Baltimore. The Colts also will be using kicker Matt Stover, the Ravensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; career scoring leader, Saturday night. Worse yet, under Manning, the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first four-time MVP, the Colts have seven straight wins in this series including 17-15 in November and 15-6 in their only other playoff meeting Jan. 13, 2007, a game that featured seven field goals and no touchdowns. The confident Ravens arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worried about the past. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a totally different team than we were eight weeks ago,â&#x20AC;? Lewis said.

Arenas pleads guilty; could see jail time WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty Friday to carrying a pistol without a license in the District of Columbia, a felony conviction that could jeopardize his future in the NBA. Arenas pleaded guilty to a single count of violating the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strict gun laws as part of a plea bargain in D.C. Superior Court. He will remain free at least until his sentencing March 26. The charge stems from a Dec. 21 incident in which Arenas acknowledged he stored guns in his locker at the Verizon Center and took them out to play a joke on a teammate. The NBA has suspended him indefinitely. A pre-sentence report is not yet complete, but defense attorney Kenneth Wainstein said Friday that prosecutors have agreed not to seek a sentence longer than the low end of sentencing guidelines, which call for six months to two years. That could include probation, jail time or some combination. Judge Robert E. Morin emphasized he is not bound by prosecutorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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Washington Wizards' Gilbert Arenas, left, arrives with attorney Kenneth Wainstein, center, at D.C Superior Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Gilbert was charged Thursday with a single count of carrying a pistol without a license.

recommendation. Arenas â&#x20AC;&#x153;accepted full responsibility for his actions, acknowledged that those actions were wrong and against the law, and has apologized to all who have been affected by his conduct,â&#x20AC;? Wainstein said in a statement. Prosecutor Chris Kavanaugh, reading in court from a statement of facts that Arenas agreed to, said the charge stemmed

PF wrestlers top Red Devils 54-14 KNOXVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Pigeon Forge Tigers dominated Knox Halls Thursday night 54-14 to improve to 15-3 for the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The guys performed well and are continually cutting down on the little mistakes that can cost them in key matches,â&#x20AC;? coach Greg Foreman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of the guys and the direction that they are headed as a team.â&#x20AC;? Austin Ogle (119-pound class), Nate Croley (135), Nathaneal Parton (140), Edward Holland (152), Cody Davis (171) and Hayden Whaley (189) all

won their matches for the Tigers. The PFHS teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s losses this season have all come to top-10 state ranked teams â&#x20AC;&#x201D; LaRue (Ky.), Dutch Fork (S.C.) and Ravenwood (Tenn.). The Tigers will next wrestle at an 18-teamtournament at Creekwood High School this weekend. Follwing the tournament the team will take on Maryville and Heritage on Tuesday as a tune up for the county championship at Seymour on Thursday.

from a Dec. 19 dispute with another player over a card game. Kavanaugh did not identify the other player, but authorities have searched the home of teammate Javaris Crittenton for a gun.

Kavanaugh said the disagreement developed during a team flight back from Phoenix. The other player offered to settle matters with a fist fight, but Arenas, 28, said he was too old for that and suggested he would instead burn the other playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cadillac Escalade or shoot him in the face. The argument on the plane ended with the other player saying he would shoot Arenas in his surgically repaired knee. Two days later, Kavanaugh said, Arenas brought at least one gun to the Verizon Center in a black backpack. He laid out four guns on a chair in front of the other playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s locker with a sign saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pick 1.â&#x20AC;? When the other player asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is this?,â&#x20AC;? Arenas responded: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You said you were going to shoot me, so I thought you would like some firepower. Pick one.â&#x20AC;?

SPORTS BRIEFS Sevierville Middle splits with Seymour

The Seymour Lady Eagles used a strong second half to defeat the Sevierville Lady Cubs 47-24 this week. Lauren Johnson led all scorers with 10 and Kayla Tillie chipped in nine. Kasey Funderburg led Sevierville with six. The JV Lady Cubs pulled away early and defeated the JV Lady Eagles 32-18. Rachel Cole pumped in 11 points, and Abby Murrell added eight for the Lady Cubs. In boys action, the Sevierville Cubs defeated the Seymour Eagles 35-34. The Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Micah Baker led all scorers with 13 while Trent Pope added eight for the Cubs.

Little League football elections upcoming Sevierville Football Little League presidential elections will be held Monday, Jan. 25, at the little league football field house behind the middle school at 6 p.m. The board will vote following presentations from perspective candidates. Anyone is eligible to run for the position.

SCBA baseball sign-ups this weekend

Sevier County Baseball Association will be holding their sign-ups on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 9-3 at the Pigeon Forge Community Center.

Bower Field coaches meeting

There will be a Bower Field coaches meeting for all ages â&#x20AC;&#x201D; wee ball, tee ball and softball ages 8-14 and baseball ages 8-12. The meeting will be at â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Barnâ&#x20AC;? on Hwy. 411, Sunday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. Anyone interested in coaching or assisting must attend. For futher information, call Gary at 573-3016 and leave a message.






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SCOREBOARD TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed C Mike Redmond to a one-year contract. TEXAS RANGERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon McCarthy on a one-year contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Agreed to terms with INF-OF Conor Jackson on a one-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Promoted Tod Johnson to director of application development and Corey Kmichik to director of network services. Named Sarah Holbrook director of corporate marketing. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Recalled LW Drayson Bowman from Albany (AHL). Reassigned F Jerome Samson to Albany. ST. LOUIS BLUESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Assigned F Derek Armstrong to Peoria (AHL). American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Released D Ryan Stokes and D Johann Kroll. MANITOBA MOOSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed G Rejean Beauchemin. Released G Stefan Drew. Recalled C Derek LeBlanc from Rapid City (CHL). MILWAUKEE ADMIRALSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed C Oren Eizenman. ECHL ELMIRA JACKALSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Signed F Bear Trapp. Announced D Michael Busto has been assigned to the team by Hamilton (AHL). Loaned G Tyler Sims to Binghamton (AHL). Added G John Sellars to the roster. SOCCER Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Professional Soccer SAINT LOUIS ATHLETICAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Acquired MF Lindsay Tarpley from Chicago for G Jillian Loyden. COLLEGE CATAWBAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Named Josh

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T V S P O RT S BOXING 11 p.m. FSN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Champion Kassim Ouma (26-6-1) vs. Vanes Martirosyan (26-0-0), for NABF/ NABO welterweight title, at Las Vegas EXTREME SPORTS 1 p.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Winter Dew Tour, Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Invitational, at Ogden, Utah (includes taped coverage) FIGURE SKATING 4:30 p.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; U.S. Championships, pairs free skate and menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s short program, at Spokane, Wash. (includes taped coverage) GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, third round, at Johannesburg, South Africa (same-day tape) 7 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, Sony Open, third round, at Honolulu MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dayton at Xavier Noon ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Syracuse at West Virginia 1 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Missouri at Oklahoma 2 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Georgia Tech at North Carolina 2:30 p.m. FSN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; California at Washington 3 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Georgia at Mississippi St. 3:30 p.m. CBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; National coverage, Illinois at Michigan St. 4:30 p.m. FSN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Arizona at Oregon

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NASCAR to switch to rear spoiler after testing DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR informed teams Friday that it has scheduled an open test at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of an upcoming transition from a wing to a rear spoiler. The change had been discussed individually with teams, but nothing had been formally announced before the Friday memo to crew chiefs from Sprint Cup Series director John Darby. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To help put some of the rumor mills to rest, I am sending you the following facts as they relate to changes for 2010,â&#x20AC;? Darby wrote in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be transitioning from the usage of the current wing to an aluminum spoiler.â&#x20AC;? NASCAR will hold an

informational meeting for teams in mid-March, and the spoiler will be tested March 23-24 at CMS. No race has been selected for the spoiler debut, but the March 28 event at Martinsville is the earliest the change could be implemented based on the timeline outlined by Darby. The season opens Feb. 14 with the Daytona 500, and Martinsville is the sixth race on the schedule. Darby said in the memo that the rear spoiler will replicate the downforce and balance that is being produced on the current car. NASCAR in 2007 phased in a new model of race car that replaced the spoiler with a front wing. Many drivers were slow to adapt to the car, which went to full-time use in 2008, and fans have claimed it has

made the racing boring. NASCAR last May began a series of town hall and individual meetings with teams, and one of the constant cries from participants was a need to alter the car design. The decision to actually do so has come from offseason meetings with drivers, but the timing means teams will have to scramble to adjust inventory thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already been prepared for this coming season. Darby said the size and shape of the spoiler will not be determined until NASCAR has a chance to do wind tunnel testing on the car, and once decided, a supplier will be selected to produce the part. Teams will have to purchase the spoiler from the selected supplier.


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Struggle to aid Haitians as fears of unrest rise PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. troops touched down in earthquake-shattered Port-au-Prince overnight and were soon handing out food and water to stricken survivors, as relief groups struggled to deliver aid Friday and fears spread of unrest in Haiti’s fourth day of desperation. Pockets of looting flared across the capital. Small bands of young men and teenagers with machetes roaming downtown streets helped themselves to whatever they could find in wrecked homes. “They are scavenging everything. What can you do?” said Michel Legros, 53, as he waited for help to search for seven relatives buried in his collapsed house. A Russian searchand-rescue team said the general insecurity was forcing them to suspend their efforts after nightfall. “The situation in the city is very difficult and tense,”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it will allow Haitians already in the U.S. illegally to remain because of this week’s catastrophic earthquake. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano granted the temporary protected status on Friday. The protection is only available to Haitians already in the country as of last Tuesday. On Wednesday, Napolitano temporarily halted deportations of Haitians, even those already in detention. Temporary protected status is granted to foreigners who may not be able to return safely to their country because of a natural disaster, armed conflict or other reasons. AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa

People fight over goods scavenged from the rubble of buildings collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Friday. said team chief Salavat Mingaliyev, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency. Hard-pressed government workers, meanwhile, buried thousands of bodies in mass graves. The Red Cross estimates 45,000 to 50,000 people

were killed in Tuesday’s cataclysmic earthquake. Up to 50 percent of the buildings in the capital and other hard-hit areas were damaged or destroyed, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in New York. More and more, the


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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; President Barack Obama and top congressional Democrats closed in on agreement Friday on cost and coverage issues at the heart of sweeping health care legislation, their marathon White House bargaining sessions given fresh urgency by an unpredictable Massachusetts Senate race. Negotiators are â&#x20AC;&#x153;pretty close,â&#x20AC;? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said after returning to the Capitol in late afternoon. A White House statement said there are â&#x20AC;&#x153;no final agreements and no overall package.â&#x20AC;? But no further meetings were scheduled, and

Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., the third-ranking House Democrat, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Something should be going to CBO very soon, indicating that aides were drafting the decisions made around the table in the White House Cabinet Room. The Congressional Budget Office is the official arbiter of the cost and extent of coverage that any legislation would provide. No details were immediately available, and congressional aides stressed the decisions made at the White House had had not yet been fully shared with the Democratic rank and file. One key obstacle appeared on its way to a

resolution when Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., requested the elimination of an intensely controversial, oneof-a-kind federal subsidy to cover the entire cost of a Medicaid expansion in his home state. That provision in the Senate-passed measure has drawn criticism from gov-

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A year after the miracle, a toast on the Hudson NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Crying, cheering and embracing, the survivors of US Airways Flight 1549 raised a toast to life Friday, marking the anniversary of their harrowing water landing with a return to the place their crippled jet hit the Hudson River. Hollering, they raised their glasses at 3:31 p.m., the moment of impact, on one of the ferries that plucked them shivering from the water just minutes after they splashed down. With the sun gleaming on the Hudson and festive sprays of colorful water shooting into the sky behind them, they made the toast at the approximate place where the plane went down after a half-day of gatherings to mark their miraculous

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of ROBERT NEUMANN Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 23 day of DEC 2009 Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of ROBERT NEUMANN 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 above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 23 day of December, 2009. (Signed) Mary Davis Administrator Estate of ROBERT NEUMANN By:George R. Gallison Attorney By: Joe Keener County Clerk


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of BERTHA IRENE COLLINS Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 22 day of DEC 2009 Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of BERTHA IRENE COLLINS 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

NOTICE OF REPOSSESSION SALE In January 21, 2010, at 11:00 AM in the bank parking lot of Tennessee State Bank located at 2210 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37868, Tennessee State Bank will sell the following personal property: 2006 Nissan Maxima The property will be sold to the highest and best bidder for cash. Such sale to be without warranty, expressed or implied. For further details please call M-F 908-5738. T E N N E S S E E STATE BANK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO THE SALE FROM DAY TO DAY AND


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NOTICE OF REPOSSESSION SALE On February 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the back parking lot of Tennessee State Bank located at 2210 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37868, Tennessee State Bank will sell the following personal property: 2000 Fleetwood Motor Home 2008 Ford E150 Van The property will be sold to the highest and best bidder for cash. Such sale is to be without warranty, expressed or implied. For further details please call M-F 908-5738. T E N N E S S E E STATE BANK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJORN THE SALE FROM DAY TO DAY AND FURTHER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BID ON THE PROPERTY. 01/16/2010 NOTICE OF REPOSSESSION SALE On February 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the back parking lot of Tennessee State Bank located at 2210 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37868, Tennessee State Bank will sell the following personal property:


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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Bobby Lynn Wear and Deborah Lynn Wear, Husband and Wife to Kyle M. Walters, Trustee, on June 21, 2006 at Book Volume 2557, Page 686conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: Beneficial Tennessee Inc. 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 Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee and being more particularly described as follows: Being a 2.64 acre tract as shown on survey for Bobby Lynn Wear, et ux, as the same appears of record in Map Book 34, at Page 256 in the Sevier County, Tennessee Register s Office, to which reference is hereby made for an exact legal description.The property is conveyed with and subject to the joint use of the 50 foot right of way of Wear Lane. Street Address: 973 Wear Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 Current Owner(s) of Property: Bobby Lynn Wear and wife, Deborah Lynn Wear The street address of the above described property is believed to be 973 Wear Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, 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. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-023915


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Aggressive Sales People needed to assist with new growth in Gatlinburg & Sevierville 888-970-3555.

Full Time Service Coordinator Now accepting applications for a position that includes maintenance dispatching and guest/owner services for a busy cabin rental company. Competitive compensation offered plus insurance, paid vacation & retirement plan. REQUIRED SKILLS include excellent customer service, attention to detail, good written and verbal communication skills and computer knowledge. Applicants must be team players with positive attitudes. Microsoft Word & Excel experience is necessary. Microsoft Access experience is a plus! Background check will apply. Now accepting resumes and applications via email, fax 865-436-8885 or in person 1662 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only. EOE

Bring a Smile to the Elderly! Help brighten the lives of elderly in our community. Provide non-medical companionship and home-care services to help seniors remain at home for as long as possible. To learn more, contact

236 GENERAL Accountant in Pigeon Forge F/T or temp. BS or equivalent through any suitable combination of education, experience or training. Background, prepping tax returns, balance sheets, etc. Mail resume to H. Bhula, Smoky Hospitality, 2735 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

Architectural Cabinetry & Millwork manufacturer, based in Sevierville, is now hiring installers. 5 years exp. required. Call 865-774-7441.

Call Center Shift Supervisor Shift lead for reservations call center. Must be able to work 11am-7pm & 3pm-11pm shifts including weekends and holidays. Requires sales, supervisory & leadership skills. Timber Tops 865-4290831, x1185 or e m a i l EOE Contract cleaners needed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; must be licensed, insured and bonded. References required. Apply in person at 652 Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN. LEGALS

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 10, 2010 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Jeffrey A. McQueary, IRA to Sevier Title, Inc., Trustee, on February 16, 2005 at Book Volume 2184, Page 452conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: National City Bank 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 Sixteenth (16th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 222 of Hidden Mountain View Extended Subdivision as the same appears of record in Map Book 13, Page 54 in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows:Beginning at an existing iron pin in the Northeastern Right-of-Way of variable width, said existing iron pin being a common corner to Lot 221 of Hidden Mountain View and also being located approximately 376.08 feet from the intersection of said Right-ofWay and Ridgecrest Lane; thence from said point of beginning and with the line of Lot 221, North 69 degrees 43 minutes 30 seconds East 254.26 feet to an iron pin set in the line of Lot 215; thence with the line of Lot 215, South 16 degrees 47 minutes 21 seconds East 89.59 feet to an iron pin set, a common corner to Lot 223 Hidden Mountain View; thence with the line of Lot 223, South 69 degrees 43 minutes 28 seconds West 239.60 feet to an iron pin set in the Northeastern edge of a Right-of-Way of variable width; thence with said Right-of-Way, North 26 degrees 09 minutes 28 seconds West 89.90 feet to the point of Beginning. Street Address: 2312 Bonnie Lane Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s) of Property: Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Jeffrey A. McQueary IRA Other interested parties: Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Jeffrey A. McQueary IRA, Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Jeffrey A. McQueary IRA, Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Jeffrey A. McQueary IRA and The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2312 Bonnie Lane, Sevierville, TN 37876, 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. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-018207




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C B Builders Call Conley Whaley 428-2791 or 919-7340(cell)

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Kitchens, Bath, Decks,Windows, Doors, Trim, Sheetrock, Painting, Plumbing & Electrical, Vinyl & Laminate Flooring ALL REPAIRS 24 HOUR

865-740-7102 755-0178

Sell direct in the Classifieds!

Call 428-0746 to place your ad.



Experienced local carpenter Does all types remodeling Additions & Repairs Licensed & Insured

Immediate opening for theater/marketing and staff positions. Hiring FT and PT. Must be flexible. Apply in person between 9-5 at Tennessee Shindig located at traffic light 2 in Pigeon Forge.

January 16, 23 and 30, 2010

January 16, 23 and 30, 2010



Toll-free employment line: 1-877-581-5800 or 428


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Notice is Hereby Given that on the 22 day of DEC 2009 Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of GEORGE A. WORSHAM deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee.

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14 Â&#x2039; Classifieds 236 GENERAL


Quality Control Earn up to $100 per day. Evaluate retail stores. Training provided. No experience required. Call 877-696-8561.

NEW YEARS SPECIAL 2 new recliners $398 Cagles Furniture & Appliances 2364B Pittman Center Rd.

453-0727 Sevier Check Cashing Co. Customer Service. $24K start. No exp. preferred. We offer paid holidays, paid vacation, no Sundays, no nights. Candidate requirements: stable job history, basic math, cash handling exp., attention to details, financially responsible, friendly, energetic, outgoing, high school graduate. Resumes: MDB, 8018 Kingston Pike, Knox TN 37919

Wanted: Top Theater Managers and Sales Staff. Great Pay and Benefits. Fax Resume to 865-429-0159.


10X10 or 10X20 SELF STORAGE Convenient Location! 411 South, left on Robert Henderson Rd., 1/4 mil on right at Riverwalk Apts.

247 MAINTENANCE Maintenance Worker Handyman skills needed to provide general Maintenance duties for cabin rental company. Strong work ethic; ability to work weekends & holidays. Hours may vary. E m a i l :; Fax: 865-868-0836

A-1 pre-owned dryers, washers, ranges & refrigerators All with warranty. Cagles Furniture and Appliances





3BR 2BA Gat. $850 mth. W/D hkup. Kit appl. 865-3862512

*WEARS VALLEY 1BR/1BA $525/mo. + Dep. Walk-in closet All kit appl + W/D conn Some Pets OK. 865-654-6507

1 Bedroom condo for rent; includes water, cable and wifi. $695/mo. + deposit. No pets. 9081342

Duplex for rent: Big River Overlook, Sevierville 2BR 1BA W/D hkup. $500 mth $500 dep 1 yr lease. 428-0731 leave msg. 693 ROOMS FOR RENT

Private Motel Room Great for 1 person! 1 bed, full size frig. microwave, cable TV $120 weekly $50 deposit 436-7745 Gatlinburg

BIG BROKER BOBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s REALTY 865-774-5919


555 GARAGE & YARD SALES Rain or Shine. Inside & Out. Tools, skil saws, miter saws, collectibles, clothes, nic nacs. Thurs, Fri & Sat. 92. 2914 Easy St off Wears Valley Rd. 556 FIREWOOD Firewood for sale. All hardwood. $45 rick. 865-977-8903 557 MISC. SALES Local Flea Market Vendor going out of business due to health. Shoes, knives, books, odds & ends. To See Call 419-605-6427.

Affordable Housing in Gatlinburg 605 BUSINESS RENTALS

Rooms for rent, weekly rates, furn., cable TV, same rent all year.

in Sevierville Offers 1/2 BR Units Pet Friendly

Space for lease in climate control building. Hwy 321 East Gatlinburg. OfďŹ ce space for rent. 850-2487

436-4471 or 621-2941



   7 offices, conf. rm, work area, reception area, break rm, 4 baths, 2500 sq ft storage w/ loading dock. $2900 per mo Sevierville 865-3380790.

Retail shops in The Village shopping center downtown Gatlinburg. 865-4363995 or 803-5950


581 PETS Hybrid Wolf pups for sale. Only serious inquiries please. 423-237-2689 or 865-430-5840

3BR/2BA Garage, Pet Friendly










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If you have a problem with the delivery of your morning Mountain Press, please call the Circulation Department at 428-0746, ext. 239 & 231 Monday - Friday and your paper will be delivered to you on the same day. Newspapers from calls after 10:00 a.m. will be delivered with the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper. On Saturday, Sunday and holidays you may dial 428-0748 extensions 239 & 231. If complaints are received between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., papers will be delivered the same day. Newspapers from calls received after 10:00 a.m. will be delivered with the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper. This applies to in-county home delivery only. Sevier Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only Daily Newspaper

2BR 2BA P.F. Fully furnished condo 7th floor. Spectacular view. 30 ft private balcony. $1050 mth. 1st & last mth 425-9226988 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. Immediate occupancy, Minimum 1 Year lease $875 mth. 865-771-9600 698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS 14x70 2BR 2BA on County Line Rd. $450 mth. No Pets 286-5237

Weekly Rentals Includes Phone, Color TV, Wkly Housekeeping Micr./Frig. Available $169.77+

Wears Valley 1BD/1.5BA Pet Friendly

Family Inns West Pigeon Forge 865-453-4905

2BR 1BA apt. $595 mth Call 428-1514.


2BR 2BA triplex PF. 2BR apt Sev. No pets. Clean & convenient. 453-5079.


428 Park Rd. near trolley stop CHEAP$100 weekly Includes All Utilities. Cable, Laundry, Kitchens, Clean Rooms, NO PETS.


Gatlinburg Walking distance to town. Low weekly rates. Furn/cable TV, micro, fridge, phone. 436-4387

2 & 3 BR duplexes for rent in Kodak.

Who ya gonna call?

2BR 2BA Condo on Kodak. All app. including W/D. $650 a mth. 322-0487

5BD/4.5BA Fully furnished, w/hot tub, washer, dryer, etc.


2BR 2BA Like new. Immaculate. Excellent location, quiet neighborhood. Central H/A, W/D, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, large front porch, deck. In Pigeon Forge. Available immediately. $695 mth. 1st, last, security. 607-5111 or 4295111


New Center

2BR Apartments for Rent $475, $500 & $550 a month. 908-7805 or 3681327 3BR 2BA 1400+ sq ft. Pigeon Forge. Large private back porch on creek. Triplex unit. $950 a month + deposit. Call 865-654-2077. 922 Burden Hill Rd (Triplex) 3 minutes to downtown Sevierville. Clean 1BR 1BA, city view, $450. Pets ok. 865-286-5070



1BR Studio apartment on trolley route, walking distance to downtown for rent in Gatlinburg TN, first mth rent of $500, security deposit of $150 Water & sewer included 865-436-5691


238 HOTEL/MOTEL Gatlinburg Falls Resort Now hiring for PT/FT Reservationist/Fro nt Desk. Must be dependable, motivated and goal oriented. Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment and possess professional phone etiquette skills. Nights and weekends required. Apply in person or call for details. Miranda Lewis 865-4366333.

For Sale


NICE, CLEAN 1 BR / 1 BA IN SEVIERVILLE $380.00 + DEPOSIT NO PETS 865-712-5238 

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CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN SEVIERVILLE 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhomes Call 428-5161

Sevierville, Apartment 2 LG BR, 1.5 BA Private back porch $550/mo.

Call 865-933-9775 for all rentals visit :

Townhouse close to hospital. New carpet. $600 month. Small Pets ok. 865-384-4054 or 865-384-1054

Beautiful Newly redecorated 2BR 1BA. Sevierville $575, $400 dep. 712-0254. Commerical/2BR apt on Dolly Parton Pkwy downtown Sevierville for rent. 1150 sq ft $500 mth + utilities. Call 865-368-8301. CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5BA $545 2BR/2BA Large Garden apartment $570.00 to $580.00 865-429-4470 Large Efficiency $150 week. Electric & cable incl. 770335-7008 or 865286-5319 McCarterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Efficiency Apts 221 Newman Rd, $420 month everything except power and phone. Gatlinburg. No pets. Call 865-8502542 or 865-4364589. Pigeon Forge Condo Close to Parkway 2br 2ba No pets. $650 mth. Call 865-712-8333. RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545.00 to $695.00 865-429-2962 Sevierville Duplex 2BR 2BA Whirlpool. $650 mo. No pets. References. Tony414-6611 Spacious 1100 sq ft 2BR 2BA Almost new. 4 minutes from town. 865742-6176 Townhouse in Sevierville 2BR 1.5BA Stove, refrigerator & dishwasher. $475 + dep. No pets. Call 4532634 Winter Special Creek Place Eff. Studio w/ Util. $100-$145 Weekly/ Monthly. Clean, Trolley Route. 436-2115 697 CONDO RENTALS

2-3 BR Homes

Peaceful Settings Mountain View

865-933-0504 3BR/2BA rent to own. Seymour. $595/mo No pets. 865-7657929. For Rent: 2BR Near 407 Exit $375 + deposit. 865-2546238 Kodak area. 2BR 2BA $475 mth $475 dep. No pets. 3824199. KODAK: 3BR/2BA, no pets, references. 933-6544. Mobile Homes. 2&3 BR, CH/A, $450 and up. Kodak area. 382-7781 or 933-5894. Nice 2BR 2BA with cathedral ceilings, fresh paint, nice yard, near Sevierville. No pets. $575 mo. 1st, last, dep. Call Rebecca 6216615. 699 HOME RENTALS 1BR home Gatlinburg. No pets. $400 mth. 453-8852.

New Homes for Rent. 3BR/2BA starting at $700 - $850 & $1000 per month. No pets. 865-850-3874


3 BD / 2 BA 4 MILES FROM EXIT 407 $700/MONTH & DEPOSIT. NO PETS. 865-712-5238, 865-705-9096

3BR 2BA in Red Bud Subdivision. Appliances included. $750 & up + deposit. 428-5212 Very Nice Brick Home in River Run Subdivision 3br/2ba with basement garage $900.00 mo. Call 865-933-9775

Nice Homes in Kodak. 2 BR 1 BA $385 2BR 2BA $465 Each has C H/A, deck appliances. No pets.

865-368-6602 3 BR 2 BA house for rent with carport.

Boyds Creek Community $600 mth $600 damage deposit.

850-5700 Boyds Creek 3BR, 3BA. Large rooms & other amenities. Appliances included, $900 + dep.



Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek. Fully furnished. Utilities included. $225 & $250 wk. 850-2487

699 HOME RENTALS Seymour Hinkle Sub 3BR 2BA $975 mth. + dep. 6801032

Small 1BR cottage furn. $385 + $200 dep. 680-3078 No pets. HUD PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE

3BR 1.5BA Newly renovated. Sevierville. Garage. $950 mth + dep. 654-0222. Beautiful 3BR Log Home. Private wooded mountain type setting, fireplace, jacuzzi, CH/A, water furnished. $850 + dep. 933-5894 or 382-7781. Belle Meadows 4BR/2BA 2 car garage 2200 sq ft +/$1,200 per month 865-429-2962 Cabin for rent. Gists Creek area. 2BR 1BA. Screened porch. $550 mth. 428-5204.

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 1-800-6699777, The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Commercial or Residential 3 B R / 1 B A house in downtown PF. 2 car garage. $1000/mo.+dep. 865-254-0000. Great Location!! Privacy! Privacy! Privacy! House for sale. Pittman Center area. 3843 Heavens Way 2 story 2BR 2BA w/ garage & carport. 26 acres, gated entrance. Asking $385,000. Brackfield & Associates Thomas King 865654-0588 or 865691-8195 Great Location. 2 blocks from WalMart Sevierville 313 Lynn Dr. 3BR 1.5BA home. Immaculate. Laundry room with W/D. Quiet neighborhood, large yard, carport, city water, sewer & garbage pick up, central H/A. 1 year lease. $850 mth. 1st, last & $300 sec. dep. No pets/smoking. Call 429-1335 or 654-6623 Home In Kodak 3BR/2BA with unfinished basement & 2 car garage. Stove, fridge DW & W/D conn Approx 1250 sq ft 865-429-4470 LONG TERM RENTAL, VACATION PERKS 4 min from Walden's Landing off Wears Valley Rd. Cedar cottage, picturesque views from covered deck with hot tub. 1440sf, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan. Fully furnished with cabin decor. Huge master suite with corner jacuzzi, king bed, and fireplace. Knotty pine walls and hardwood floors in main area. Live every day like you're on vacation! (Propane heat, central air, Comcast broadband available. Maid service available. Sorry, no smokers or cats.) $900 and worth it. Call for details 865-8628769. Sevierville Doublewide 2BR $500 mth + deposit. No pets. Ref. 933-6544

721 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Building for lease formerly Creekside Wedding Chapel. Parkway Gatlinburg 850-2004. 722 BUSINESS BUILDINGS

OWNER FINANCE $2,200 per month Sale or Lease Option, New 5000 sf warehouse/ ofďŹ ce/storefront with loading dock, 1/2 acre plus parking, will ďŹ nish inside to suit, Kodak, near interstate, 865-654-6691 4 office rentals + large garage. S. Blvd Way $249,000. 933-6544

Office Space for Rent 119 South Blvd Way. Formerly used as Beauty Shop 933-6544



710 HOMES FOR SALE **Historic Home For Sale** 3BRHardwoodFloors, 8ft.ceiling,crown molding,sunroom, garage,basement, mature plantings Large fenced corner lot, Downtown Sevierville, close to schools.654-7907 ************************** 1600 sq ft home w/garage, Great Location to school etc. Newly Remodeled. Great Starter Home Must see. $144,000 OBO 680-4290 or 6965721

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1996 Hayabusa LTD. White many extras Only 3000 miles. Call 654-6299

Comics ◆ A15

Saturday, January 16, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home


Reader gives thanks for suggesting parent talk first with child’s teacher



Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: I am a middle-school teacher in California and would like to thank you for your wonderful response to “Frustrated,” who wrote about her son dealing with a “mean and degrading” teacher. You said to first talk to the teacher. At Back to School Night, I tell parents that open communication between the teacher and parent is the responsibility of both parties, and that if they have an issue with something I am doing, I would appreciate the opportunity to explain myself before they go to my boss. A parent who first goes to my principal with a problem does not set up positive conditions for an open dialogue. I am immediately placed on the defensive. Sometimes teachers have a reputation for being “mean” because they hold their students accountable, don’t give extra credit, etc. I have always told my students’ parents that if they have a concern, they can meet with me, call me, e-mail me or send me a note. I have had many potentially confrontational situations defused because parents met with me and allowed me to explain my reasoning. I’m not saying the teacher in question is innocent of all charges. In this particular case, since there is a waiting list of kids who want to leave her classroom, I would say she is probably guilty of degrading behavior. But in most cases, a reasonable solution can be found. As you said, the first step should always be to talk with the teacher. — A Grateful Teacher in Fontana, Calif. Dear Grateful: Most of our readers were terri-

bly upset with that teacher, and with good reason. We still believe it’s best to approach the teacher first, but sometimes that is not enough. Read on for more: From Boston: There are a few teachers who enjoy the terrorizing effect they have on young children. When our daughter was in first grade, she often would cry in the morning, asking me not to send her to school. I did not react until the day she came home hysterical. When I went to the principal, I discovered several children had already been transferred, and my daughter was put on a waiting list. I was fortunate enough to be able to transfer our daughter to another school, and she thrived until second grade, when the math teacher was a clone of her first-grade teacher. We transferred her to a private school, and she needed a year of psychological help. A few years later, I learned that three other children were still receiving psychological help after their experience with that one firstgrade teacher. Washington: If their son is on a waiting list to get out of the class, it means there are other parents who are displeased with this teacher. I’d recommend organizing the parents to take turns sitting in on the teacher’s classes to monitor her behavior and speak up whenever she belittles a student

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e


Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

For Better Or Worse

Tina’s Groove

or otherwise acts inappropriately. After a few weeks of this, she might get the idea. Texas: For far too long we have allowed bad teachers to stay in the classroom. Teachers who engage in the behavior that was described leave lasting scars on kids and are not suited for classrooms. We need to encourage public schools to keep qualified, effective teachers and to help others move on to areas where they cannot harm the children. Please suggest that the parents talk with the teacher, and if they receive no response, move up the administrative chain and advocate for their son so that no child coming after him will have to face the same situation. California: That letter brought up my worst nightmare as a parent. My bright, studious son barely survived fifth grade, his confidence shaken by the horrible teacher who belittled and bullied him. If it had not been for a brilliant, compassionate male teacher in sixth grade, he might have decided school was a bad idea. Tell “Frustrated” to be firm and demand a change to a new class — and mention a lawyer. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, IL 60611. 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

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