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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 58 ■ February 27, 2010 ■ ■ 50 Cents


Shooting victim details incident


By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

5Postseason continues Lady Tigers, Bearettes play to stay alive in region tournament Sports, Page A8

Michael Mundy said he knew something wasn’t right when he pulled his car to a stop behind the O’Charley’s restaurant on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Jan. 27 for what he said was an illegal drug deal that turned into an armed robbery and almost cost him his life.

“It just didn’t feel right,” he said during a preliminary hearing Friday for the three people charged with attempted especially aggravated robbery in relation to the incident. There was only one other car in the parking lot, for one thing, and the restaurant appeared to be closed. Still, he turned off the ignition of his car when Amanda Abrams — whom he said arranged

By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

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the window and demanded he open the door, but Mundy said as soon as he saw the man he turned on the engine and locked the door. “I put the vehicle in drive, and that’s the last thing I remember,” he said. As it turned out, that’s because he’d been shot in the back of the See Shooting, Page A4

Incentives ‘Spur’ work Rockslide repairs ahead of schedule so far

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the transaction — told him the buyer was finishing work inside the restaurant and would be out shortly. Mundy was there to sell 20 pills of Oxycontin, the powerful prescription painkiller that is used illicitly has a narcotic. Not long after that, he said, Lee Franklin Morton charged from some nearby woods brandishing a handgun. Morton banged on

PIGEON FORGE — Crews working on clearing up and stabilizing the area of a Jan. 25 rockslide are running far ahead of schedule so far, but officials haven’t yet set a new completion date as they keep a leery eye on the weather. The contractors at the site have already cleared the debris and installed a retaining wall to support the hillside that collapsed into the southbound lanes of the Spur just beyond the Pigeon Forge city limits. While it seems likely they’ll beat both the March 12 deadline to open both lanes of traffic and the April 30 mark for wrapping all work on the project, they’re not yet confident enough to say that’s a certain. “The work has gone well. We’ve been

working a lot of hours,” project superintendent Dale Dockery said Thursday. “Hopefully we’ll be able to wrap it up early.” Already the workers, who have spent 15 to 18 hour shifts at the site under the emergency contract given to Sevierville’s Charles Blalock & Sons Construction, have cleared the debris, stabilized the Dockery rock face and built a 115foot long, 20-foot high retaining wall. Behind that fortification they have filled the gap between the earth and the woodand-metal barrier with jagged-cut rock. On Friday’s chilly morning, crews were using propane heaters to raise the temperature of the air around the rocks to at least 35 degrees, the minimum temperature required for pouring cement, which will fill in the gaps between the stone and further reinforce the wall. The heating Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press effort is another sign of just how hard Crews use propane heaters to raise the temperature of the air around the rocks above the See Spur, Page A4 retaining wall to be able to pour cement.

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Obituaries Donna Brown, 48 Frank B. Clabo, 88 Arnold L. McCarter, 66 Leroy Mitchell, Jr., 38 Johnnie M. Shults, 68 Mildred H. Teaster, 76 Harry L. Vann, 56 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A3 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-10 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Classifieds . . . . . . A12-14 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A11

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

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Crews, using jagged rock and cement, fill in behind the retaining wall along the Spur.

Walker grateful for ‘Idol’ experience

Briscoe case headed to grand jury

By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer Sevierville police officer Bryan Walker is still trying to wrap his head around becoming an overnight celebrity. If you’re an “American Idol” fan — and by now, even if you’re not — you’ve probably heard that the Sevier County resident was a finalist on the hit TV show. He was in living rooms across the country every Tuesday and Wednesday night from January until last week, when the finalists were narrowed to 24 singers. “The whole experience was mind-boggling,” he said. “I knew it had the possibility to be that big — but I didn’t know it would get that big that quick.” Walker had actually worked full-time as a gospel singer before he joined the Sevierville Police Department, wanting a job that wouldn’t require him to be on the road all the time. He credits his parents and a friend for encouraging him to audition for “American Idol” last summer. See Walker, Page A4

By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer


Bryan Walker auditions for “American Idol” in Atlanta.

SEVIERVILLE — A former University of Tennessee wide receiver and Pigeon Forge coach waived his preliminary hearing Friday on charges he sent an inappropriate text to a Pigeon Forge High School student while he was coaching at the school. Josh Briscoe appeared briefly in general sessions court as his attorney, Joe Baker, told Judge Dwight Stokes they would waive the hearing. That means the charges against Briscoe will See Briscoe, Page A4

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Native American musician Arvel Bird educates and entertains students, faculty and visitors with his blend of Native American/ Celtic music during a performance at WSCC.

Native American musician performs By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer Native American musician Arvel Bird performed at Walters State Community College Wednesday, an event sponsored by the college’s International Fee Oversight Committee. “Arvel is one of many musicians that has visited our campus over the past couple of years,� said Eileen Bowers, WSCC international educational specialist. “We’ve had groups from Zambia and Nigeria, and we’ve also had a lot of academic speakers. It’s an initiative to make students more aware of the global society we live in, to help them understand the world outside of East Tennessee. It’s great to have the community here, too.� Bird is a classically-trained violinist who was born in Idaho and raised in Utah and Arizona. He developed an interest in both his Native American Paiute heritage and Appalachian and bluegrass music, and later developed his own music style and a loyal following when he settled in Fort Wayne, Ind. He has toured with Glenn Campbell, Loretta Lynn, Louise Mandrell, Clay Walker and other performing artists, as well as record-


Bird was accompanied by Native American dancers. ed his own music with the violin as lead instrument. According to his Web site (, his Celtic and Native American roots are “intricately woven into his songs.� “I love to play at colleges,� Bird said. “What I do is entertainment, and I like to teach the history of Native American heroes, fiddling and spirituality. I didn’t become interested in my heritage until I was an adult — as a youth, I was concerned with blending in. I had heard about the ‘power and medicine within,’ but

I didn’t have it. I started reading Deepak Chopra and Abraham Hicks...and realized it was all about walking in balance and harmony with all living things.� His latest album, “Ride Indian Ride,� is a departure from his more traditional cultural music, “with an edgier blues/rock sound that blends his Native American/Celtic roots with a stronger, more soulful sound,� according to his Web site. In WSCC’s Conner-Short Center, he shared the history of his heritage in between

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performances, which were also accompanied by dancers in Native American costumes. Sevierville residents Charlene Sargent and Judy Clark were happy that they took the time to attend the performance. “It was beautiful, absolutely stunning,� Sargent said. “And I learned a lot through his stories.� For more information on WSCC’s international events, visit



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of a schedule II substance and a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held in lieu of $60,000 bond. u Michael Lee Miller, 36, of Gatlinburg, was charged Feb. 25 with vandalism. He was released. u Aimee J. Ogden, 34, of 228 Summer Meadow Apt. 21 in Sevierville, was charged Feb. 26 with worthless checks. She was released. u Charles Lucky Pierce, 33, of 2079 Maple Branch Road in Sevierville, was charged Feb. 26 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He

was being held. u Bahman PlaseyedFarrokhza, 26, of 2546 Big River Overlook in Sevierville, was charged Feb. 26 with DUI and driving on a suspended license. He was released on $2,500 bond. u Fred Arthur Poston, 27, of Dandridge, was charged Feb. 25 with theft: credit card $500 to $1,000. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Kelly Denton Rayfield, 20, of 416 Eastgatge Road in Sevierville, was charged Feb. 26 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was

Matthew Hunter, associate director of financial aid at Walters State Community College, meets with student Amy Johnson. Hunter encourages students planning to enter college this fall to apply for financial aid and scholarships now.






A rre s t s 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 Danny Joe Adams, 44, of 4354 Bruce Ogle Way in Pigeon Forge, was charged Feb. 25 with violation of probation. He was released on $3,500 bond. u Jeffrey Lee Blackwell, 33, of Pamplico, S.C., was charged Feb. 25 with being a fugitive from justice. He was being held. u Tracy Diane Blackwell, 32, of Pamplico, S.C., was charged Feb. 25 with being a fugitive from justice. She was being held. u Jamie Lee Carr, 21, of Newport, was charged Feb. 25 with driving on a suspended license. He was released on $500 bond. u Gary Lee Hamm, 53, of 932 Sycamore Drive in Sevierville, was charged Feb. 26 with allowing dogs to roam at large. He was released. u Molly Amanda Howard, 33, of 2330 Jones Cove Road in Sevierville, was charged Feb. 26 with theft. She was released on $250 bond. u Loyd McGraw, 44, of 202 Harden Lane Apt. 42 in Sevierville, was charged Feb. 25 with possession

Interested in attending Walters State in the fall? Financial aid administrators are encouraging prospective students to complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid Assistance (FAFSA) now in order to receive financial aid by the time fall semester starts in August. While the FAFSA determines need-based aid from federal and state sources, Walters State is now accepting applications for scholarships. Applications are available online at (Click the Financial Aid link on the main page, then WSCC Scholarships.) The deadline to apply is March 15. “If someone is considering college, I encourage them to go ahead and fill out the FAFSA. Additionally, they should also apply for the Walters

State scholarships,� said Matthew Hunter, associate director of financial aid at Walters State, said. For scholarships, students should also be planning to attend full-time. Preference is given to applicants in the Walters State service area, which includes Sevier, Cocke and Jefferson counties. Applying for the scholarship is free and receiving one does not commit a student to attending Walters State. Award decisions are made in May. The FAFSA also serves as an application for the Tennessee Hope Lottery Scholarship. Other common forms of aid determined by the FAFSA are Pell grants. Hunter said that the best way to complete the FAFSA is online at www. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (423) 585-6811 or visit the college’s Web site at

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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 4280748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Skywarn Class

Sevier County Emergency Radio Service three-hour Skywarn class 10 a.m., Rescue Squad. Free. 4292422 or e-mail to n4jtq@

Relay Breakfast

Relay for Life pancake breakfast 7-9:30 a.m., Old Mill Square Pottery House CafĂŠ and Grille.

Consignment Sale

Oak City Baptist Church children’s consignment sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit www. or call 6031388.

Literary Festival

Rose Glen Literary Festival 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Walters State Community College, Sevierville.

Chili Supper/Auction

Pigeon Forge Little League Football Booster Club chili supper/auction 6 p.m. at middle school cafeteria. $5 at door.

Sevier County VFD

Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department, New Center station, to hold meet-and-greet for local political candidates 5:30-9 p.m. Includes $5 chili supper. Proceeds benefit department.

CROSS Volunteers

Assn. meets at 6:30 p.m. at IHOP Sevierville. 6604400.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Seymour Story Time

Preschool story time 11 a.m. Seymour Library. 5730728

Tuesday, March 2 American Legion

American Legion Post 104 covered dish dinner meeting 6 p.m. at Post home. 908-4310 or

Boyds Creek Singing

Boyds Creek Baptist Church monthly service in song at 7 p.m. featuring Dumplin Valley Trio.

Colonial Dames

John Ogle chapter of Colonial Dames of the XVII Century meets at 2 p.m., Sevier County Library. Film of national headquarters to be shown.

Maples Branch Baptist Maples Branch Baptist Church singing 6:30 p.m. with Jackie Parton and Parton Family.

Al-Anon Family

Al-Anon Family Group meets at 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Pigeon Forge. 428-7617 or 680-6724.

Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s Support Group 6-7 p.m. at MountainBrook Village, 700 Markhill Drive.

Hot Meals

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

Swimming Lessons

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Gatekeepers men’s Bible study: n 6:30 p.m., 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 908-0591. n 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mt. Drive, Sevierville. (865) 310-7831.

Northview Optimist Club

Optimist club of Northview, Kodak, celebrates 25th anniversary with reception 7 p.m. at Northview Clubhouse. Charter members especially encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, March 3 First Presbyterian

Traditional Lent services 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 24, First Presbyterian Sevierville. Offering collected will go to help Haiti. 453-2971.

Gospel Singing

Old Time Gospel Missionary Baptist Church singing 6:30 p.m. with Cliff Adkins and New Calvary Echoes. 830 Sugarloaf Lane, Seymour. 584-4837.

Monday, March 1 Prayer In Action

Prayer In Action meets at 6 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC. Nondenominational.

Gold Wing Riders

Gold Wing Road Riders

Thursday, March 4 Democratic Party

Sevier County Democratic Party meets at 7 p.m. at courthouse.

American Legion

American Legion Post 202, 6:30 p.m. by post office in Gatlinburg. 5991187.

Evangelism Course

Hot Meals

Kindness Counts meets 7 p.m. at Sevierville IHOP. 654-2684.

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Garrett, Gatlnburg n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

Benefit singing 6 p.m., Hurst Chapel Baptist Church, with Locust Ridge Boys. Proceeds to Randy Ownby for medical expenses.

Preschool story time, Sevier County Main Library. 453-3532.

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Sunday, Feb. 28

Hurst Chapel Benefit

Sevierville Story Time

National Assn. of Retired Federal Employees meets 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge. 453-4174.


Children’s swim lessons at Pigeon Forge Community Center Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 2-25. 429-7373, ext. 18.

Gatlinburg First United Methodist Church offers 6 p.m. fellowship of contemporary music, worship, followed by meal. 436-4691.

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

Free evangelism course today-Saturday in Gatlinburg; daily sessions 9-11:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m. Register at or call 436-0313. Instructor Bob Kendig.

Christians Reaching Out Serving Seymour volunteer training 10 a.m. to noon, Seymour Heights Christian Church, 122 Boyds Creek Highway. 577-7508.

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

Women’s Bible Study

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


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

Right To Life

Sevier County Right to Life meets 5:30 p.m., Pigeon Forge Library. Discussion on stem cells and cloning. 908-2689 or 908-1968.

Garden Club

Gatlinburg Garden Club meets 1 p.m., Gatlinburg Community Center. Program presented by Carol Bennett of Anna Porter Public Library. To make corn husk dolls, bring $3 for supplies. Meeting to be canceled in the event of school closure due to weather.

Friday, March 5 JOY Club

Just Older Youth Club meets at Pigeon Forge Community Center. Bring covered side dishes. Bingo at 10:30 a.m. lunch at 11:30. 429-7373.

Kodak Story Time

Preschool story time 11 a.m., Kodak Library. 9330078.

Saturday, March 6 Radio Class

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Cades Cove Loop Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be closed between March 1 and late May to cars, bicycles and hikers for road improvements. The Cable Mill area store will also be closed. However, a similar store at Tremont will be open. Linda Vananda welcomes guests at Tremont’s visitor center.

Tremont ready to handle park visitors Submitted Report GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS — The 11-mile Cades Cove Loop Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be closed between March 1 and late May to cars, bicycles and hikers. The store at the Cable Mill area will also be closed. But, a similar store at Tremont will remain open. The store and visitors center are open seven days a week. The Tremont store is located two miles from the “Tremont Y� where the Little River Road and the Cades Cove approach road split just inside the park from Townsend. Cades Cove road is being closed for road improvements. The Tremont area and the Walker Valley have many hiking trails, and fishing along the stream is popular. At the visitors center or online, persons can check out the ongoing list of classes and learning experiences, both indoors and out, available at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Go to www.gsmit.


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Donna Leatherwood Brown

Donna Leatherwood Brown, age 48 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and formerly of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her brother David Paul Leatherwood. Survivors include her husband Randy Brown; father and mother Don and Marjorie Leatherwood; sister Barbara Sheirling and husband Rusty. She was the beloved “Aunt Dino� to Nikki and Jessica Sheirling and Jason and Amanda Leatherwood. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and her special cat “Cricket.� In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1523 or to benefit the family at Atchley Funeral Home. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hyder officiating and music by Rev. Scott Andrews. Family and friends will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in Shiloh Cemetery for interment with Pastor Randy Davis officiating. Pallbearers will be Rusty Sheirling, Danny and Keith Ogle, Jason Leatherwood, Andy King and Ernest Lamon. The family will receive friends 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n

Johnnie M. (Fox) Shults, 68 of Maryville, died at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. She was a member of Bakers Creek Presbyterian Church. Survivors: husband of 37 years, Don (D.H.) Shults of Maryville; daughter and sonin-law, Tammy (Fox) Caughron and Kevin of Maryville; son, Chad Shults of New York; brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Virgie Turpin of Sevierville; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Alice and Troy Gene Caughron; three grandchildren. Family received friends 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at Smith West Chapel with funeral service following at 8 p.m., the Revs. Ron Sabo and Keith Johnson officiating. Private graveside services for family and close friends will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Bakers Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, (865) 9831000.


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Arnold Lee McCarter Arnold Lee McCarter, 66, of Pigeon Forge, died Feb. 24, 2010. He is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Jerry Rawlings; brother, Michael K. McCarter; nephew, Scott Rawlings; uncle and aunt, Kelly and Velma McCarter; many cousins and friends. Memorial celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Banner Baptist Church.

Frank B. Clabo, 88 of Gatlinburg, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Gatlinburg. Mr. Clabo served as a county commissioner for twelve years and was in the service station business for 40 years. Survivors: wife of 68 years,

That included current finalists Michael Lynche (“Big Mike�) of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Michelle Delamor of Miami, with whom Walker ate breakfast every day. “We would be looking right at the Hollywood sign from where we sat, and we talked about how we would conquer the world one day,� he said with a laugh. Other friends are current finalists Lilly Scott of Littleton, Colo. (“She has a huge personality that hasn’t really shown on TV yet�) and Didi Benami, originally of Knoxville (“I didn’t know she was from Knoxville until I got back!�). Walker has a couple of revelations to share: He believes this year’s “American Idol� will be female (there are 12 female and 12 male contestants), and judge Simon Cowell is not as mean as he seems. “I agree with 95 percent of the stuff he says,� he said of Cowell. “Randy (Jackson, fellow judge) had a lot of positive com-


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Cecil Ogle Clabo; daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Johnny Farley; son-in-law, Bob McKay; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Marjorie Galyon and husband Ralph, Edna Wood, Betty Jo Wallwork and husband David, and Louise Motley and husband Earl; brother, Howard Clabo and wife Jeannie. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Gatlinburg, 742 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Funeral service was held Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Dial officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 104. n

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F. Leroy Mitchell, Jr., age 38 of Sevierville, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010. Leroy was former owner of Muffler King and was currently employed by Plumbing Solutions. He was of the Baptist faith and coached New Center football and Greater Sevierville Little League Baseball. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Mitchell; sons, Dalton Mitchell, Korey Mitchell and friend Bethann Barnhart; step-son, Derick Tarwater and fiancĂŠe Laurel Keithley; parents, Frank, Sr. and Carol Mitchell; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Bobby Smith; nephew, Robbie Smith; niece, Olivia Smith; and all the little guys he coached that touched his life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to benefit the family. Funeral service was held Friday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Curtis Wells officiating. Interment 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Kear-Loveday Cemetery.

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Mildred H. Teaster Mildred H. Teaster, 76 of Louisville, formerly of Townsend, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. She was a member of Headricks Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Wears Valley. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Debbie Teaster; son, Bill Teaster; three grandchildren; one greatgranddaughter; sisters, Mable Trentham, Wilma Majors, Carol

ments. We had to say why we would be the next ‘American Idol,’ and I told them that I represented the working man — and if I didn’t make it through the competition, I would place Simon under arrest. Everyone laughed at that, including Simon.� Walker himself got a kick out of what the judges called his “fake-out,� in which they didn’t believe his appearance matched his soulful voice. “When I opened my mouth and sang, I got an overwhelming response.� The most challenging aspect of the competition was Group Day, when the contestants had to audition together. Walker’s group performed “Carry On Wayward Son� by Kansas. “You had to go into it with the right mind set and be able to work with

Wright; a host of family and friends. Funeral service 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, in the Smith Trinity Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Hepperly officiating. Interment 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at Brickey Cemetery in Townsend. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000. n

Harry L. Vann Harry L. Vann, 56 of Kodak, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a self-employed long-haul truck driver. Survivors: wife of 32 years, Debra Vann of Kodak; children, Victoria Hester of LaGrange, Ga., Troy Vann of Pine Mountain, Ga., and Tony Vann of Woodland, Ala., Amy Leeper of Sevierville, Monica Whitley of Dandridge and Dale Vann of Kodak; 20 grandchildren; sister, Connie Wheat. Funeral services were held Friday at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Harkleroad officiating. Interment graveside services, Saturday, 1 p.m. at Beech Springs Cemetery.

a group. They didn’t show my group (on air) because there wasn’t any drama.� Although he won’t be this year’s “American Idol,� the King’s Academy graduate says this is not the end. “This is just a step forward. I don’t believe in taking steps backward.� In the meantime, he’ll continue to “protect and serve� his community as a police officer — and if another opportunity for him to sing arises, he’ll jump on it. “It’s not about fame and money for me. It’s about being able to present music to people that changes their lives. “I want to thank the police department and the rest of the community for their support. It’s been overwhelming.� n


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collect some money he was owed, but that Abrams had set him up to be robbed. Mundyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girlfriend later admitted theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d gone there to sell drugs, after several phone and text conversations with Abrams. Abrams came in and spoke to Joyner when he contacted her after Mundy said she had set the events in motion. Morton and Arwood were apprehended later in Knoxville. Morton didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make any statement to police, Joyner said. He testified that Arwood told him she knew they planned to rob Mundy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any money to buy the drugs from him â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know Morton had a gun. After binding the charges against all three defendants over to the grand jury, Judge Dwight Stokes reduced Arwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bond to $250,000, which is the same level as Abrams. It had been twice that amount. Morton didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask the judge to review his bond; he has an additional charge in another jurisdiction, and wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be eligible for release right now even if he could post the bond in this case.


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neck. His girlfriend and another woman with them drove him to Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center, and personnel there alerted authorities they were treating a victim of a gunshot wound. He was later taken to The University of Tennessee Medical Center. The wound has robbed him of his hearing in his left ear, and left him with nerve damage, he said Friday. He was in the hospital for a week after the incident. Mundy never mentioned April Arwood, the third person charged in the incident. Instead, Pigeon Forge Detective David Joyner said Abrams told him that Arwood had accompanied her and Morton. Joyner said that she told him Arwood and Morton asked her to arrange the deal with Mundy and promised her a couple of pills in exchange; he said she maintained she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know they planned to rob Mundy. When he first asked Mundy what happened, Mundy said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d gone to


ball team after finishing his career at UT when he was accused of sending the text to a 15-year-old, male student at the high school. He resigned as coach after the accusation surfaced and before police charged him with the crime. According to the warrant charging him with the crime, Briscoe sent the student a text saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;You owe me a lil action for going off like that,â&#x20AC;? and then suggested a specific sexual favor. Briscoe is free on $7,500 bond.

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be bound over to a Sevier County grand jury. Briscoe was charged with solicitation of a minor by an authority figure at the start of the school year. A student claimed Briscoe sent him a text message by phone soliciting sex. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He maintains his plea of not guilty, and we look forward to resolving the matter in circuit court,â&#x20AC;? Baker said. Briscoe had just been hired as an assistant coach with the Pigeon Forge foot-


of the Spur. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They asked that the wall be covered in that way to make it a little more harmonious with the natural surroundings in this area,â&#x20AC;? TDOT spokeswoman Yvette Martinez said. The second phase of the project calls for repaving, restriping and other work to recover the roadways from the strain of handling both increased traffic and the heavy equipment used in the effort. During that portion, the contract allows the crews to close one lane of traffic at a time when necessary, though no closures can be done on weekends. As work progresses on fixing this rockslide, TDOT officials are already keeping a watch on several other areas throughout the county that a state program has identified as potential slide sites. With the freeze and thaw pattern of this winter, and the continuing heavy precipitation, officials with the park service have conceded there is a daily potential for additional collapses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are more areas in Sevier County that have been identified as high slide risk areas,â&#x20AC;? Haddad said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are working to address those. In those areas, the exposed part of the rock is going to weather very quickly and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing left to hold it up, so it can slide.â&#x20AC;?


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the contractor is working to exceed the requirements put forth in the $713,909 contract, which offers a bonus of $5,000 per day up to $50,000 for each day before March 12 the road reopens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We chose this design because a retaining wall is quick and it can go up in any weather,â&#x20AC;? Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) geotechnical engineer Saieb Haddad said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew we had to be real quick. We had to choose the right concept.â&#x20AC;? Likewise, Dockery said the Blalock workers wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be discouraged by the frigid temperatures or even this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snow in their effort to get the road opened early. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The weather) hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been anything we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handle,â&#x20AC;? Dockery said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a road closed in Sevier County or anywhere, really, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard on the public and it hurts the economy.â&#x20AC;? The work the contractor is doing now is part of the first phase of the project. Completing that part of the effort will require the installation of a false rock front to cover the retaining wall at the request of officials with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, who maintain the majority


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Shows to go on at SeaWorld ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Shamu is big business at SeaWorld, which owns more killer whales than anyone else in the world and builds the orca image into its multimillion-dollar brand, and the killing of a trainer this week won’t change that. Shamu shows will resume Saturday, three days after a six-ton bull orca dragged Dawn Brancheau underwater to her death at the end of a show in Orlando, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment President Jim Atchison said Friday. But staff at the for-profit parks in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego won’t get back in the water with the hulking ocean predators until SeaWorld and a panel of outside experts complete a top-to-bottom review of how the company handles orcas. “We have created an extraordinary opportunity for people to get an upclose, personal experience and be inspired and connect with marine life in a way they cannot do anywhere else in the world,” Atchison said as orcas swam behind him on the other side of an underwater window, “and for that we will make no apologies.” The timing of the killer whales’ return to performances reflects just what the sleek black-andwhite mammals mean to SeaWorld, which the private equity firm The Blackstone Group bought last fall for around $2.7 billion from AnheuserBusch InBev in a deal that included two Busch Gardens theme parks and several other attractions.

Brisk growth in Q4 will likely fade WASHINGTON (AP) — The recovery is losing steam. The economy is now likely expanding at just half the brisk 5.9 percent pace at which the government on Friday estimated it grew last quarter. Business spending will make up for some of a slowdown in consumer spending — but not likely enough to reduce the jobless rate much. All that adds up to a long slog ahead for an economy trying to get back on firm footing after the worst recession since the 1930s. The economy continues to grow. But it won’t feel like much of a recovery this year amid high unemployment, record-high home foreclosures and tight credit. Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services Group, called the year-end growth spurt “a one-hit wonder.” In a fresh reading on the nation’s economic standing, the Commerce Department bumped up its growth estimate for the final quarter of 2009, from a 5.7 percent growth rate estimated a month ago. It was the strongest showing in six years. Roughly two-thirds of the growth came from a burst of manufacturing — but not because consumer demand was especially strong. In fact, consumer spending weakened at the end of the year, even more than the government first thought.

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By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed hard to revive President Barack Obama’s stalled health care overhaul on Friday — and pointed to glimmers of hope — but the long odds facing them seemed little changed after Obama’s extraordinary summit with both parties’ leaders. At the White House, press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama would unveil a “way forward” next week on legislation that has been his foremost domestic priority. Obama, who will first discuss the strategy with Democratic congressional leaders, said at Thursday’s bipartisan marathon that he’s open to several Republican ideas, including medical malpractice changes. There were signs of intensified activity on Capitol Hill. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and top adviser David Axelrod discussed health care in an early evening meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. And a spokesman for Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said White House officials have asked the senator to submit details of suggestions he made at Thursday’s meeting on rooting out fraud from the medical system. In addition, a pair of retiring Democrats who opposed the legislation when the House approved it in November appeared willing to reconsider. And some supporters of a House provision strictly banning federal financing for abortion — a complicated sticking point — indicated an openness to different language. The outcome could affect nearly all Americans,

remaking the way they pay for health care, the kinds of care they’re likely to receive and where they’re likely to get it. Or there could be smaller changes — or none — outcomes the Democrats say will lead to crushing budget problems and tens of millions of people still being left out. Republicans see problems in the health care system, too, but recommend less-far-reaching prescriptions. Despite the signs of movement, a day after television cameras brought the nation Obama’s unusual daylong discussion with top Republicans and Democrats there were no clear indications of a major change in Congress. The equation remained the same: Democratic leaders, especially in the House, will have to scramble to find votes to pass any health legislation and they’re almost certainly going to have to do it without Republican support. And there are Democratic doubts, as well. “People who voted ’yes’ would love a second bite at the apple to vote ’no’ this time, because they went home and got an

unpleasant experience” because of their votes, said Rep. Jason Altmire, a moderate Democrat from Pennsylvania. “On the other hand,” he added, “I don’t know anybody who voted ’no’ who regrets it.” Top Democrats spoke of plunging ahead anyway. Pelosi said she saw “good prospects for passing” health legislation and contended Thursday’s meeting showed a GOP content to accept the status quo of insurance companies bullying consumers. That was echoed in the Senate by No. 2 Democratic leader Richard Durbin of Illinois, who said, “We are not going to wait.” The Democrats seem ready to use “reconciliation,” a seldom-used procedure that could let them push legislation through the Senate with a simple majority. Until now, Republicans have used a filibuster to force Democrats to find 60 votes in the 100-member Senate — one more than




ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm smacked the Northeast on Friday, unleashing heavy snow, rain and hurricaneforce winds as it knocked out power to more than a million homes and businesses. It turned Maine beachfront streets into rivers and piled on the misery in places hit by three major blizzards in less than a month. Every form of travel was miserable if not impossible. More than 1,000 flights were canceled, bus service across northern New Jersey was knocked out and roads from Ohio to West Virginia to Maine were closed. State troopers used snowmobiles to reach motorists stranded for hours on an eastern New York highway. “We’re buried,” said Graham Foster, highway superintendent in the town of Wappinger, one of the hardest hit areas in upstate New York. “My men have been out since 7 yester-

day morning and we’re not making much headway because there are so many trees down and wires down.” Foster, who was working on one hour of sleep Friday, said one of his big concerns was getting more diesel fuel for his constantly running plows. Many local gas pumps were inoperable because of widespread power outages. Power failures were so severe and widespread in New Hampshire — 340,000 of the state’s roughly 800,000 customers — that even the state Emergency Operations Center was operating on a generator. Gov. John Lynch said it could take a week for all those lights to flicker back on. It was wind and rain rather than snow that wreaked havoc in that famously frigid state and its neighbor Maine. Parts of southern Maine were hit with more than 8 inches of rain.


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Cowboy Church set for Sunday

Highlighted by Western music, cowboy poetry and chuckwagons, Saddle Up! in Pigeon Forge will hold Cowboy Church, a non-denominational service, at 10 a.m. Sunday at Stages West, a western wear store on the Parkway. An 8:30 chuckwagon breakfast will precede the service. The $5 cost of breakfast will benefit Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. Cowboy Church will feature performances by a number of the entertainers, including R.W. Hampton, Dave Stamey and Waddie Mitchell.



Baseball group to hold sign-ups

Smoky Mountain Youth Baseball Association player sign-up and evaluation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Sevierville City Park, Field No. 4. The program is for players ages 3-16. League officials will evaluate players from 7 years and older that are not already on a team roster. Players should bring glove and bat and come prepared to catch, hit, field and run. Call 388-7672 or 5488555 for more information. The cost is $30 per player.



Fines waived on library materials

The Sevier County Public Library System is waiving any overdue fees on materials through February. Persons can return overdue books, audio CDs, videos and DVDs, books on tape and any other materials belonging to the Sevier County Public Library System to the Main Library and Kodak and Seymour branches.



Wyatts to tell of Haiti trip

Mike and Karen Wyatt will share stories and photos from their mission trip to Haiti on Sunday. The couple spent weeks in Haiti after the devastating earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands of people. The presentation will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Shagbark Club House, located on Clearfork Road in the subdivision located off of Wears Valley Road. Call 428-0820 for more information.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore will receive an honorary degree from the University of Tennessee May 14. He’ll get an honorary doctor of laws and humane letters in ecology and evolutionary biology at the spring commencement exercises of the College of Arts and Sciences. Gore, a graduate of Harvard, will be the featured speaker at the ceremony. In 2007, Gore was the co-winner, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change. His honorary degree was approved Friday by the UT Board of Trustees at its meeting in Martin, Tenn. Gore now lives in Nashville and formerly lived in Carthage, Tenn.

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Election season influences pace By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE — Election season is a driving factor behind a push by lawmakers for an early conclusion of the legislative session. It might also be to blame for keeping the session from immediately kicking into high gear. In the month since completing a whirlwind special session on education issues, lawmakers have fallen into a much more leisurely pace. Republican Rep. Joe McCord of Maryville said a key date on the elections calendar might be at the

root of lawmakers’ desire to stay away from some of the heavier lifting: the April 1 candidate filing deadline. “Historically it’s always been with bills that are controversial in nature, that they get kicked back to the first calendar in April, so people know where they are,” he said. All 99 House seats and 17 of 33 Senate seats are up for election this year. Also, two lawmakers are running for governor, three for Congress and at least three more for mayor of their home counties. House Speaker Kent Williams agreed that part of the problem is that “there’s a filing deadline of the

election coming.” The Elizabethton Republican said that may have led some members to “waiting for when the time’s right” to take up more serious matters. Meanwhile, lawmakers have given what some consider an undue amount of attention to issues like whether to honor late pop superstar Michael Jackson, add an eighth official state song or urge the U.S. Senate to reject a United Nations convention on children’s rights. And some measures that otherwise would have received little scrutiny have been magnified by the dearth of bills on more traditional hot button issues guns or abortion.


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This day in history Today is Saturday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2010. There are 307 days left in the year. year locally

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On Feb. 27, 1960, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets, 3-2, at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.)

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Texas Governor George W. Bush’s campaign released a letter to New York Cardinal John O’Connor in which the Republican presidential candidate said he deeply regretted “causing needless offense” by making a campaign appearance at Bob Jones University, a South Carolina school whose leaders had espoused anti-Catholic views.

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quote roundup “The truth of the matter is that politically speaking, there may not be any reason for Republicans to want to do anything. I don’t need a poll to know that most Republican voters are opposed to this bill and might be opposed to the kind of compromise we could craft. And if we can’t, I think we’ve got to go ahead and some make decisions, and then that’s what elections are for.” — President Barack Obama after a televised policy marathon on health care overhaul failed to produce a breakthrough.

“I had to be out there as Joannie the athlete and not the person. It’s not easy at some points. There’s always some moments when emotions take over. But I really tried to be strong to make my mother proud and my father, who was in the stands.” — Canadian Joannie Rochette, skating four days after the death of her mother, after winning the bronze medal in figure skating at the Vancouver Olympics.

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Mark Harrell, assistant band director at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and teacher of band at other county schools, is the composer of a piece premiering this week with a performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. His new composition “Time Like An Ever Flowing Stream,” was played during a performance at the Tennessee Theater that also featured the works of Johannes Brahms, whom Harrell lists as an influence.

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Pope John Paul II made a surprise first public appearance after surgery, appearing at his rome hospital window. The Iraqi government announced the capture of Sabawi Ibrahim al Hassan, Saddam Hussein’s half brother and former adviser. Academy awards went to “Million Dollar Baby,” director Clint Eastwood, star Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman.

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Three Cheers March for Babies needs your support

Obama is not a socialist as it’s defined Rush Limbaugh recently mocked me because I do not call President Obama a socialist. Although I asked Obama to explain his “socialistic tenets” in my last interview with him, I have not branded him with the “S” word, because the label does not exactly apply to his governance thus far. As defined in the American Heritage Dictionary, socialism is a social organization in which the means of distributing and producing goods is owned collectively. Last time I looked, my production of material was owned by my corporation; the government was not involved. Yes, the federal, state and local governments can tax me at will, and they do. But that’s a constitutional mandate and part of our capitalistic system. So until Obama begins seizing condos, I cannot put the “S” word on his resume. Of course, millions of Americans disagree with me, and I have plenty of e-mails to prove it. The basic theme is “we don’t need no stinkin’ dictionary to tell us Obama is a socialist.” OK, fine. I admit the man wants a huge federal presence to control as much of the economy as possible. I will agree that he is a big income-redistribution guy. But as long as he isn’t nationalizing industry or purloining private property, I don’t think the socialist label is accurate. But what I think doesn’t matter. If socialism and Obama become linked in the minds of most voters, the president is done -- and thus, the campaign to label him Hugo Chavez Lite. According to a recent Gallup poll, 36 percent of Americans view socialism positively, but 58 percent see it as a negative. No American president could win reelection if deemed a socialist. There is only one socialist in Congress, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Sanders is proud to state that he wants the government to call the economic shots and make sure there is “economic justice.” That means if your house is too big, the feds should be able to subdivide it. Sanders is a frightening guy. They love him on NBC News. But let’s get back to the president. If he does not begin tamping down the big government “nanny state” strategy, I believe the socialist label will get traction. Even with all our problems, the United States remains the most successful economy in the world, offering the most opportunity to the most people. Just ask the 12 million illegal aliens currently in this country. Capitalism is not going anywhere, and socialism will not take root here. If Obama gets on the wrong side of this, he is a one-termer for sure. But short of putting Sanders in handcuffs, there really isn’t much the president can do to turn the “S” word situation around. Except maybe hang around with Donald Trump. — 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.

Did you know that one in eight births in the United States are premature? That those babies are exponentially more at risk for long-term physical and mental disabilities than a child carried to fullterm? That the financial burden for families in such situations is astronomical? The answers to those questions are the reasons why the annual “March for Babies” kick-off breakfast Thursday in Pigeon Forge was so important. They are also the reasons why local folks need to get involved — either as a participant or sponsor — in the event that will take place April 17 at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge. March of Dimes spends 76 cents of every dollar raised in the event to support research and programs that help newborn babies. You quite possibly know someone who has been affected by a premature birth. For them get involved. Call Metro Knox Community Director Laurel Roberts at 694-6003 or visit

Jones Cove a model supportive community

The folks in the Jones Cove community are a close-knit group where most everyone knows everyone else and where old-fashioned family values are held close to the heart. It is also a community where, if there is a neighbor is in need, folks are going to band together to help. Such was the case last weekend when Patty Hurst organized an auction and chili supper to help cancer stricken Bill Thomas with expenses. Many flocked to the Sevier County Rescue Squad headquarters to help a friend who, according to all accounts, never met a stranger and was always available to lend a hand when needed. By no stretch of the imagination was this a one-time thing for the Jones Cove. Seems the community has been doing this for 20 years or more and have raised untold thousands of dollars for numerous neighbors. Folks have been known to pay $200 for a homemade pie.

KUMC get second helping of praise

Just a few weeks ago in this space, we were ladling out praise to the Kodak United Methodist Church for getting involved in the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries’ Hungry Hearts for Hot Meals program. Now, the church is back to get a second helping of accolades for its charitable work. Last weekend, about 50 families came to the church to participate in a new program called Bounty of Love. Well, not new really, because it had formerly been called Share the Bounty and had been held in December. But organizers moved the date to February because people need help more than just during the holidays. Officials were disappointed with the turnout, but attributed it people perhaps not knowing about it because the date changed. They hope more will come as the event continues. Still, the folks who did come received baskets, hygiene kits and homemade meals that included sandwiches, soups and desserts.

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Editor: We are Sevier Countians who live here and love it. However, recently we witnessed something that disturbed and offended us very much and we must speak out. The Miracle Theater has produced an atrocity of the life and family of Joseph. It’s what they call slapstick comedy. (Slapstick: a form of comedy marked by chases, collisions and crude practical jokes). We could not bear to watch such a degradation of a wonderful story of Joseph, whose life has several correlations to the life of Christ. This production, in our opinion, is a mockery to our Christian beliefs and dishonoring to God and to those who are called by His name. We left the theater along with many other people. This is not what we want our visitors to take home from here. People come here from all

over the world, mostly because of the beauty that surrounds us, that God has given us. Godfearing people live here who love the Lord. Hebrews 10:10 says that God’s word “is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” What is the intent here? In 1 Timothy 6:10 it states, “For the love of money is the root of all evil.” We certainly do not want to judge anyone. However, we do not understand why the owners of The Miracle Theater, who by all appearances seem to be good moral men, have brought this into their theater. We are not Broadway in New York (nor do we wanna be). How sad that they have chosen to make a mockery out of the life of one of God’s chosen men. It would be a wonderful story if it were presented in the true fashion in which it really took place, and would give hope, encouragement, love and mercy, which is so needed in this time of darkness and corruption. People need something to hold on to and take with them.

God’s Word is so precious. He gave it “to holy men who were moved by the Holy Ghost” II Peter 1:21 and it was given by “inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” II Tim. 3:16-17. Slapstick isn’t mentioned. To produce this show under the guise of Christianity is, in our opinion, not at all fitting nor appropriate. We have written to the theater owners about the things mentioned and asked them to reconsider what they are doing. What a shame to have wasted so much time and great talent; but, most of all, a missed opportunity to give honor to our God. II Samuel 2:30 “them that honour me I will honour.” We hope that the good people of Sevier County will join us in praying that the owners and producers will be enlightened as to what they are doing. Milton and Jody Greer Sevierville

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Season is over for Bearettes By NATE HUBBARD Bristol Herald Courier BRISTOL, Tenn. — Sevier County hung with Tennessee High all night but couldn’t overcome a five-minute-plus scoring drought to end the second quarter as the Bearettes fell 48-32 in the regional quarterfinals to end their season. District 1 top-seed Tennessee High turned a sixpoint deficit into a four-point lead during the Bears’ lengthy scoreless stretch and didn’t relinquish the lead in the second half. “We didn’t handle the pressure real well,” said Sevier County coach Stacy Marine, whose team was the No. 4 seed out of District 2. “Tennessee High does a great job pressuring the ball and getting after you and we made too many turnovers and took too many quick shots and bad shots.” Both teams struggled from the floor early as the Vikings (23-8) endured their own stretch of more than five minutes without a point before getting two quick buckets at the end of the first quarter. Most of the Tennessee High points on the night came in bunches as Viking buckets allowed Tennessee to set up its suffocating press, which led to numerous steals. “They take advantage of turnovers and that’s how they beat you,” Marine said. “Their defensive pressure was just relentless and that makes it tough on people.” Only five Bearettes scored on the night and Sevier County (10-21) only got two points off the bench. The lone Sevier County senior, starting guard Jaisa Moritz, was shutout and struggled to get good looks at the basket. Carly Pippin and Joslin Connaster led the way for the Bears with 10 points each. Vikings center Rachel Huneycutt finally provided an offensive spark for Tennessee High in the fourth quarter as she scored eight of her 12 points in the final period, out scoring the Bears all by herself during the final eight minutes.

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Pigeon Forge’s Cassidy Martin goes for two, but is whistled for a charge on the play.

Lady Tigers take Round 1 By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer PIGEON FORGE The Scott County Lady Highlander fans traveled well, but the team didn’t. Friday night at Pigeon Forge High School, the

homestanding Lady Tigers were unkind hosts to the Red-and-White Lady Highlanders, walloping the visitors by 22 points in a 58-36 region tournament first-round final. Although the Scott County fans may have

outnumbered the Pigeon Forge fans in attendance, the Orange-and-Black ladies put on a show and controlled the action all night against the Lady Highlanders, who were coming off an 80-pluspoint performance in their

previous contest against Stone Memorial. Pigeon Forge senior Danielle Rauhuff and junior Kelsey Brooks had their typical solid performances, scoring 15 and 14 See LADY TIGERS, Page A9


Going for the Gold USA will play for gold on Sunday By GREGG BELL AP Sports Writer

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Three generations of Nave basketball players pose for a photo after the Bears’ district title win this Tuesday. From left to right are Charles Nave, Chuck Nave, Austin Nave, Jordan Henrickson and Jayson Nave. Also picuted are Jayson’s two daughters Joslin and Jenna. PREP BASKETBALL

Three generations of Naves are Smoky Bear champions By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor SEVIERVILLE — When it comes to Smoky Bears basketball, the Nave family seems to be a good luck charm. When this year’s team captured the District 2-AAA title earlier this week with

cousins Austin Nave and Jordan Henrickson on the floor, an unusual feat was reached. Three generations of Nave men have been on Purple and White district championship teams. It all started with grandfather Charles Nave back during the 1954-55 sea-

son. A part-time starter that readily admits he “was not one of the heroes of that team,” Charles set off an unlikely chain of events by playing with a team that hoisted a banner at SCHS. Twenty-five years later See Generations, Page A9

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Patrick Kane went from one goal in the entire Olympics to spending most of Friday trying for a hat trick. Heady stuff, indeed. In a furious first period that included six American goals, it was two goals in 2 minutes from the youngest player on the U.S. team that knocked out bewildered goalie Miikka Kiprusoff — and essentially the Finns — in a 6-1 rout in Friday’s men’s hockey semifinal. Suddenly, the 21-yearold Kane is flying on the top U.S. line into Sunday. That’s when these American kids, with 19 players under 30 years old on the 23-man roster, play in their country’s first gold-medal game on foreign soil since 1972 in Sapporo, Japan. “Anytime you score two goals in the first period you are thinking about it the rest of the game,” Kane said of the hat trick. “But I’ll take the two and the win.”

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USA players celebrate after beating Finland 6-1in a men's semifinal round ice hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday. In the final seconds, Kane said he was “giddy” thinking of going home with at least a silver medal, while winning gold remains the top goal.

He also marveled that Americans who don’t follow hockey now know all about him and his teammates, while talk shows are all abuzz over this team’s Olympic run.


For Sevier County’s Smoky Bears, there’s no place like home By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor

SEVIERVILLE — As the Smoky Bears face the Vikings of Tennessee High tonight in the opening round of the region tournament, the Purple and White have huge advantage — Gene Huskey Court. The Smoky Bears are 12-0 playing in front of their home crowd this sea-

son, turning in huge wins against Morristown East, Cocke County, Jefferson County, Science Hill and Gatlinburg-Pittman in front of their cheering fans. Coach Ken Wright hopes Saturday night’s crowd will be no different. “ You tend to shoot a little better at home, you play a little harder in front of your home crowd, and you practice here everyday — you

ought to feel comfortable out here,” Wright said. The numbers play out Wright’s sentiments. In their 12 home games the Bears average 61 points per game — which is 11 points higher than they allow at the Bears’ Den. On the road the team’s scoring average falls to 47 points per game, which is just six points higher than their opponents.

If the Bears hope to keep the Vikings’ offense in check tonight, coach Wright said they’ll have to play a great game on the perimeter. “They’ve got two good post players ... but their game is the 3-point ball,” Wright said. “They’re going to run a lot of stagger screens and try and get the 3-point ball. They’ll isolate you on one side for a quick post-up, and they’ll be running the stag-

ger off the backside. “They’re just going to keep running it and keep running it, and when you go to sleep on it they’re going to bust a big three on you,” the coach continued. “Perimeter defense is what we’ve really worked on — I think perimeter defense is going to be the key to this game, that and shooting the basketball.” One thing that would def-

initely help the Bears would be a huge showing of the faithful. “I hope it’s a great turnout,” Wright said. “(We’re) 26-5, the first time we’ve hosted a (region) game here since the late ‘80s or early ‘90s. “The kids are excited about playing.” Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.

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Jordan Henrickson (left) and Austin Nave (center) put up shots for the Bears this season, while uncle Jayson Nave (right, from the 1990 Sevierian) fires a shot toward the basket during the 198990 season. The two cousins are on this year’s district championship team, while uncle Jayson was on the Bears’ 1989-90 district championship team and grandfather Charles Nave was on the 195455 district title team.


he was watching as his son, Chuck Nave helped the Bears go for the title in 1980. But that time it wasn’t to be. “Morristown East beat us in the ‘79 district championship by two points,” Chuck said by phone on Friday. Still, another Nave came along in 1990, and two generations could claim titles. Jayson Nave, currently the principal of Sevierville Middle School and younger son of Charles, was the second in line, and his team — spearheaded by players like Drew Overbay, Mark Newman and Eric Henderson — beat Farragut to raise the a second district banner. This season Chuck’s son Austin

and sister Cathy Nave’s son Jordan Henrickson made it three generations of Naves on championship teams at SCHS. And grandpa Charles couldn’t be more proud. “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed it,” the patriarch said Friday. “We can’t wait to see them play (Saturday), I hope they can go a long way. I don’t think there’s anybody in East Tennessee that they can’t beat.” Uncle Jayson has also been witness to his nephews’ play this season, and he’s loved every minute of it. “It’s been so fun,” Jayson said. “It’s like you’re going back in time a little bit. You’re seeing this tournament run that they’re on, and you know anything can happen at any time, but it’s so fun watching it. It takes you back in time.” Chuck, who coached both boys, as well as many of the other seniors,

through years of recreational leagues has been beaming with pride all season. “Bill Whaley and I have coached a lot of these seniors from the time they were down in fourth and fifth grade, so we’ve got a strong attachment to a lot of them. It’s been a blast to watch them. We knew when they were freshmen that they could be a special group if they continued to work. There were times when they were sophomores and juniors that we weren’t sure (how successful they’d be). They’ve certainly surprised us.” While it’s impossible to know if Jordan or Austin progeny will follow in the family footsteps as Smoky Bear hoops stars, for the sake of Purple fans and local banner makers, let’s hope so.

points respectively, while freshman Cassidy Martin had her best game in the postseason with 10 points, including two clutch three-pointers late in the first half to help preserve a commanding 11-point Orange-and-Black lead heading into the locker rooms at intermission. “It was a good win for us,” said Pigeon Forge coach Paul Reagan. “But I’m a little disappointed we didn’t have more Pigeon Forge faithful here tonight. These girls play so hard for the community, and I’m proud of the fans who did show up.” With the win, the Lady Tigers advance Monday night’s 6:30 p.m. region tournament semi-final contest against Christian Academy of Knoxville, losers of just two games this season. The game will be held at Alcoa High School. “I’m looking forward to Monday night,” said Reagan. “CAK is one of the best teams in Knoxville, so we need fans to come. We’re going to need a lot of support come Monday night.” Pigeon Forge couldn’t have gotten off to a better start on Friday. Rauhuff loosened the net with a three-point bomb from the top of the key and followed on the ensuing possession with another successful shot from downtown. Brooks followed with a trey of her own at the 5:14 mark of the opening quarter, making it 9-0 Lady Tigers. Scott County had seen enough and called a full timeout. “We started off really fast,” said Reagan. “Kelsey and Danielle knocked down some threes to get us started, and

when we shoot well, it’s hard for anybody to beat us.” The break in action did little to break the Pigeon Forge momentum, however, as the Lady Tigers held an 11-4 edge at the end of one. The Lady Highlanders offense woke up for a few minutes in the second quarter, cutting the Lady Tigers lead from 13 to six, 19-13. But by the time Martin had connected on her second trey of the period, Pigeon Forge was back up 22-13 with 52 seconds on the clock en route to a 24-13 edge by intermission. “Cassidy stepped up tonight,” said Reagan. “She came in off the bench and looked to shoot, and she’s a great shooter. “We’ve got to have that from Cassidy. She has to look to score for us.” Lady Tigers’ Ashley Wojnowski sniped a trey with 4:41 in the third quarter, sparking a 10-4 Pigeon Forge spurt, capped by a Wojnowski layup with 3:17 on the clock, making it 35-20 Orange-and-Black. The Lady Tigers held a 41-27 lead heading into the fourth quarter, and their opening possession set the tone for the rest of the night. Pigeon Forge used up 1:42 on its opening fourth-quarter possession, ending in two Emily Hurst charity shots to make it 43-27 with 6:18 remaining. “It was a total team victory for us,” said Reagan. “Against a very good Scott County team.” Wojnowski played a strong supporting role with nine points, Mindy Brackins had six and Hurst added four in the win. Syrena Kries led Scott County with 12 points, and Shay Anderson added 11 in the loss.

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o lym p i c s Winter Olympic Medals By At Vancouver, Canada Thursday, Feb. 25 70 of 90 total medal events

Nation G United States 8 Germany 8 Canada 8 Norway 7 South Korea 6 Switzerland 6 Austria 4 China 4 Sweden 4 Russia 3 Netherlands 3 France 2 Australia 2 Czech Republic 2 Belarus 1 Slovakia 1 Britain 1 Poland 0 Japan 0 Slovenia 0 Latvia 0 Italy 0 Finland 0 Croatia 0 Estonia 0 Kazakhstan 0

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Playoff Round Tuesday, Feb. 23 Classification At Canada Hockey Place Switzerland 3, Belarus 2, SO Canada 8, Germany 2 Slovakia 4, Norway 3 At UBC

Thunderbird Arena Czech Republic 3, Latvia 2, OT Wednesday, Feb. 24 Quarterfinals At Canada Hockey Place United States 2, Switzerland 0 Canada 7, Russia 3 Slovakia 4, Sweden 3 At UBC Thunderbird Arena Finland 2, Czech Republic 0 Friday, Feb. 26 At Canada Hockey Place Semifinals United States 6, Finland 1 Canada vs. Slovakia, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 At Canada Hockey Place Bronze Medal Finland vs. Canada-Slovakia loser, 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 At Canada Hockey Place Gold Medal United States vs. CanadaSlovakia winner, 3:15 p.m.

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Iraq to reinstate 20,000 Saddam-era army officers BAGHDAD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Iraq on Friday reinstated 20,000 former army officers dismissed after the U.S.-led invasion, a landmark gesture at reconciliation ahead of the March 7 elections. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a move designed to allay some of the bitterness that still rankles Iraq â&#x20AC;&#x201D; years after the Bush administration first made the controversial decision to dismantle Saddam Husseinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s army. The 20,000 returnees are the largest known group to rejoin the officer corps. The timing of the announcement also raised suspicions that Shiite Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki and his allies were just currying favor ahead of the election for a new, 325-seat parliament. News of the reinstatement was followed by a

U.N. announcement that Iraq was gaining momentum with its bid to end U.N. sanctions imposed after Saddamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s army invaded Kuwait in 1990. The U.N. Security Council pledged â&#x20AC;&#x153;to review, with a view toward liftingâ&#x20AC;? the sanctions once Iraqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safeguards against acquiring weapons of mass destruction are shown to be sufficient. The 2003 order by Iraqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s then-American governor L. Paul Bremer to dissolve Saddamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 400,000-strong army, the largest in the Middle East on the eve of the 2003 invasion, is widely seen as a key factor that fed the alienation many Sunnis felt toward the new Iraq. That rancor fueled a Sunni insurgency that broke out later that year and still claims lives in Iraq.

Sunnis dominated Saddamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regime, and many top military officers came from the community. Jobless and angry, some from the old army took their expertise in explosives, urban warfare and military tactics to the insurgency, seeking an income for their families or revenge against the Americans and their Iraqi allies. The disbanding of the army, along with the looting of the armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bases and depots across much of Iraq, is widely blamed for the torturously slow pace of forming, equipping and training the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new army. Defense Ministry Spokesman Mohammed al-Askari denied Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement was linked to the election, insisting funding for the 20,000

positions is only now available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This measure has nothing to do with elections, rather it is related to budget allocations,â&#x20AC;? said alAskari, who did not provide a breakdown of the ranks of the officers being reinstated. Critics, however, said the sudden return of their jobs might influence the votes of the reinstated officers.


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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 9, 2010 at 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Norma J. Dunn to Wesley D. Turner, Trustee, on March 7, 2005 at Book Volume 2217, Page 1Book 3273, Page 713; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: Liquidation Properties, 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: Tract I:Described property located in District Number Eight (8) of Sevier County, Tennessee, one mile West of Douglas Dam, more particularly described as follows:Beginning on an iron stake on the North bank of the public road and a corner to the lands of Miller and with the Miller property line; North 85 degrees West 203 feet to a walnut, a corner to Miller and Roberts; thence a severance line with Roberts, South 26 degrees 45 minutes East, 86 feet to a walnut; South 13 degrees 25 minutes East crossing the public road 113.5 feet to a stake in the property line of Little; thence with the line of Little and Ward, North 39 degrees East crossing the public road 225 feet to the point of beginning.Tract II:Described property located in the Eighth (8th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot Number 24 in Lakeland Hills Subdivision as the same is designated and appears on a plat of record in Map Book 12, Page 45 (Cabinet 3, Slide 176) in the Register of Deed s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Street Address: 2478 Roberts Road Kodak, TN 37764 Current Owner(s) of Property: Norma J. Dunn Other interested parties: Phoenix Credit, LLC c/o Buffaloe & Associates, Calvary Portfolio Services, LLC c/o David Mendelson, Mendelson Law Firm and Unifund CCR Partners c/o David L. Mendelson, Mendelson Law Firm The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2478 Roberts Road, Kodak, TN 37764, 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. 10-000566 February 13, 20 and 27, 2010

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a. Gondolier Pizza Sevierville Inc. - c. Lloyd Marlow & Preeya MarlowOn Premise Permit On Premise Permit d/b/a Gondolier Italian Restaurant d/b/a Thai Palace 964 Dolly Parton Parkway 1811 Parkway, Suite 104 Sevierville, TN 37862 Sevierville, TN 37862 b. Joe Warren Sr & Tammy Warren. - d. Dustin Manning - On Premise Permit On Premise Permit d/b/a Bistro 109 d/b/a Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill 109 Bruce Street 2004 Red Bank Road Sevierville, TN 37862 Suite 8 & 9 Sevierville, TN 37876 e. Other New Business

The application is for the purpose of selling beer as provided under Tilt 8, Section 8-201. et seq. of the Sevierville Municipal Code Act of 1964. This public meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 11:15 am, in Council Hall at the Sevierville Civic Center, 130 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, Tennessee. Further information concerning this meeting may be obtained prior to the public meeting by contacting Lynn McClurg, City Recorder at Sevierville City Hall (865) 453-5504, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The City of Sevierville does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Tilt VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d.) SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE

Sale at public auction will be on March 9, 2010 at 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Bruce Lee Myers an unmarried man to West Knox Title Agency, Trustee, on October 5, 2006 at Book Volume 2649, Page 564conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: PNC Mortgage, a division of PNC Bank, National Association 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 11th Civil Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Unit 12, in Wildflower Ridge, Condominium Unit Development, as shown on map of same of record in LM Book 2, Page 9, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which map specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Also conveyed and reserved for the use and benefit of adjoining landowners is a 25-foot ingress and egress easement as established by survey of George Dunn, RLS No. 93, dated July 1982, leading from Norton Creek Road to the above described property and along the western boundary, the center being more particularly described in Deed Book 570, Page 331.

Sale at public auction will be on M arch 16, 2010 at 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Michael Todd Ryan and wife, Reba Ann Ryan, to Title Professionals Inc., Trustee, on July 26, 2006 at Book Volume 2586, Page 223conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF14 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF14 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 Tenth (10th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 17, in Twin Pond Estates Subdivision, a subdivision to Sevier County, Tennessee, as shown by map of said subdivision record in Large Map Book 2, Page 15, Register s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, to which map reference is here made for a more particular description thereof.Together with easements for ingress, egress and utilities upon and over Leroy Way and Lela Way as shown on the aforesaid plat and as established by Declaration of Easement of record in ROW Book 17, Page 18, Register s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee.

Current Owner(s) of Property: Bruce Lee Myers The street address of the above described property is believed to be 370 Wild Orchid Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, 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. SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY INTEREST THAT MAY EXIST IN A PARTY WELL AGREEMENT OF RECORD AT VOLUME 2493, PAGE 148 IN THE REGISTER S OFFICE OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. 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. 10-000610

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Street Address: 1059 Lela Way Seymour, TN 37865 Current Owner(s) of Property: Michael Todd Ryan and wife, Reba Ann Ryan Other interested parties: Covenant Health Credit Union and Covenant Health Credit Union c/o Norman B. Jackson, Attorney The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1059 Lela Way, Seymour, TN 37865, 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. 09-020843

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on M arch 17, 2010 at 12:00PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Debra L. Butenko, A Married Woman, to Larry N. Westbrook, Esq., Trustee, on March 3, 2004 at Book Volume 1925, Page 118 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: PHH Mortgage Corporation 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 Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Tract One: Described property located in the Tenth (10th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, being bounded on the North by Reagan Springs Road, on the East by Mayo and on the South and West by the remaining property of Loveday, more particularly described as follows: Beginning in the Northeast corner of the property hereinafter described at an iron pin a common corner to Mayo at the right-of-way of Reagan Springs Road, said point of beginning being located 750 feet, more or less, from the point of intersection of Reagan Springs Road with Dupont Road; thence from said point of beginning and with the line of Mayo, South 30 degrees 48 minutes 24 seconds West (crossing a branch) 343.74 feet to an iron pin a common corner to Loveday; thence leaving the line of Mayo and with the line of Loveday, North 29 degrees 32 minutes 26 seconds West, 120.04 feet to an iron pin; thence North 40 degrees 53 minutes 59 seconds East (crossing a branch) 295.59 feet to an iron pin at the right-of-way of Reagan Springs Road; thence leaving the line of Loveday and with the road right-of-way South 51 degrees 57 minutes 14 seconds East 52.94 feet to the point of beginning. Tract Two: Described property located in the Tenth (10th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, being bounded on the North by Reagan Springs Road, on the East by a 20 foot right of way, on the South by Valentine and on the West by the remaining property, more particularly described as follows: Beginning in the Northernmost corner of the property hereinafter described at an iron pin a common corner to Loveday at the right of way of Reagan Springs Road, said point of beginning being further located 750 feet, more or less, from the point of intersection of Reagan Springs Road with Dupont Road; thence from said point of beginning and with the right of way of Reagan Springs Road, South 53 degrees 01 minutes 13 seconds East, 147.92 feet to an iron pin at the point of intersections of Reagan Springs Road with a 20m foot right of way; thence leaving the road with of way and with approximate Western boundary of a 20 foot right of way, South 00 degrees 41 minutes 08 seconds West, (crossing a branch) 100.21 feet to an iron pin; thence South 19 degrees 34 minutes 45 seconds West, 155.44 feet to an iron pin at a twin 8-inch walnut a common corner to Valentine; thence leaving the edge of the right of way and with the line of Valentine, North 76 degrees 38 minutes 55 seconds West 203.89 feet to an iron pin; thence South 81 degrees 04 minutes 15 seconds West, 43.07 feet to an iron pin at a 15 inch walnut a common corner to Loveday; thence leaving the line of Valentine and with the remaining property of Loveday, North 30 degrees 48 minutes 24 seconds East, (crossing a branch) 343.74 feet to the point of beginning. THERE MAY BE A MANUFACTURED HOME LOCATED UPON THE ABOVE- DESCRIBED PROPERTY WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID PROPERTY. IN THE EVENT IT IS DETERMINED THAT THE MANUFACTURED HOME IS NOT PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE PROPERTY, IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER TO UNDERTAKE ANY AND ALL LEGAL STEPS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN TITLE TO SAID MANUFACTURED HOME. Street Address: 733 Reagan Springs Road Seymour, TN 37865 Current Owner(s) of Property: Debra L. Butenko, a married woman Other interested parties: Arrow Financial Services LLC c/o Buffaloe & Associates The street address of the above described property is believed to be 733 Reagan Springs Road, Seymour, TN 37865, 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. 10-001038 February 20, 27 & March 6, 2010

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LEGALS PAUL R. CONNER is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, or his whereabouts cannot be ascertained so that ordinary process cannot be served upon him, it is ordered that said defendant file an answer with the Chancery Court of Sevier County, Tennessee, and a copy with Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorneys, J. Michael Winchester and Melinda Meador, whose address is, 800 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37929, within thirty (30) days of the last date of publication, exclusive of the last day of pulication, or a judgement by default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex parte as to him. Further, for the purpose of hearing the Final Decree, which is to be heard on the 27th day of April 2010, at 9:00 a.m. or as soon as this cause can be heard in the Chancery Courtroom, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, TN; further, that failure to answer gefore or appear on that date will result in the judgement being taken against him and entry of a Final Decree. This notice will be published in the Mountain Press for four successive weeks. This the 20th day of February 2010. Carolyn P. McMahan Clerk and Master

DOUGLAS LAKE RESORT OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. VS. PAUL R. CONNER STATE OF TENNESSEE IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this cause, it appearing from the Complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant,

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CHARD R. VANCE, Circuit Judge. This 12th day of FEBRUARY, 2010.

Docket No. 2009-0969-I Notice of Entry Required

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IN RE: Jacqueline Noelle Bergeron, A Minor DOB: March 10, 1998

Sealed bids for school supplies and paper will be RECEIVED UNTIL AND PUBLICLY OPENED AT 9:00 AM AND 9:30 AM, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010 by the Sevier County School System, 311 Bruce Street, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

AMENDED ORDER OF PUBLICATION This cause came on to be heard upon Petitionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Petition for Modification, and the Motion for Publication, and from the record as a whole, from all of which it appears to the Court that the Respondentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s address is unknown, so that ordinary process cannot be served upon him, it is therefore, ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that publication be made for four (4) consecutive weeks, in The Mountain Press, which is a newspaper published and circulated in Sevier County, Tennessee, notifying the Respondent to appear on the 19th day of April, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. to defend against the entry of a Judgment by Default.

Specifications and bid forms may be obtained by contacting Judy Schultz at the address and phone number below: Teacher Resource Center Attn: Judy Schultz 311 Bruce Street Sevierville, TN 37862 865-453-4671 ext. 3022 Bids received after the specified time, postmarks notwithstanding, shall be rejected.

ENTER this the 20th day of February, 2009. The Honorable Ben W. Hooper II Sevier County Circuit Court Judge


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CAUSE NO. 10-1-005

Street Address: 2415 Big River Overlook Drive Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s) of Property: Terry W. Huskey and wife, Rebecca Huskey, as Tenants by the Entirety The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2415 Big River Overlook Drive, 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. SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY INTEREST THAT MAY EXIST IN UNRELEASED DEED OF TRUST OF RECORD AT BOOK T806, PAGE 371, IN THE REGISTER S OFFICE OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. 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. 10-000853 February 20, 27 & March 6, 2010





ANDREY SHELEVER VS ZULFIYA SHELEVER In the cause, it appearing from the Complaint, which is sworn to, that the Defendant, ZULFIYA SHELEVER, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, it is ordered that publication be made for four consecutive weeks, as required by law, in the MOUNTAIN PRESS, a newspaper published in SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee, in said County, notifying said nonresident Defendant to file an answer with Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney, ANDREY SHELEVER, whose address is P.O. BOX 1911, PIGEON FORGE COURT , TN 37868 and the Circuit Court of Sevier County, Tennessee, within 30 days from the last date of publication, exclusive of said last date of publication, or a judgment by default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex-parte as to DEFENDANT, on the 18th day of MAY, 2010 at 9:00 a.m., before the Honorable RU-

TO: UNKNOWN FATHER, A NON-RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE. It appearing from the complaint filed in this cause, which is sworn to, that you are a nonresident of the State of Tennessee so that ordinary summons cannot be served upon you; you are therefore commanded to serve on Mitzi L. Sweet, plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, whose address is 523 N. Jackson St., Morristown, TN 37814, an answer to the complaintant filed against you in this cause within 30 days from the forth publication of this notice as required by law; otherwise judgment by default will be taken against you. It is further ordered that this notice appear in the Mountain Press for four consecutive weeks. This 20th day of February, 2010. Nancy C. Humbard Cllerk & master 02-23-10, 02-30-10 03-06-10, 03-13-10



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The Sevier County Beer Board will meet in a regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. in the Sevier County Commission meeting room regarding: Application for on and off premises permit for Allen Hood DBA Mawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place, located 993 Smokey Mountain Queen Road, Sevierville, Tennessee.



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236 GENERAL APPLIANCE REPAIR TECHNICIAN. Experience a must. Call 865-429-1138.

Assistant Manager needed. Drop off resume to Global Liquidation located at The Shops of Pigeon Forge East Wears Valley Rd


Business on Hwy. 66 part time sales assoc. Visual exp. required. Must work weekends. 865428-4844.

Full time, year round, pd. parking. Retail Associate needed. Must have experience, neat appearance, available on weekends. Apply in person Cowboy Way, Mtn. Mall, level C, Gat. 430-1949.

Full/part time positions available Sevierville, Pigeon Forge. Starting pay $8/hr. Call 865-223-4607.

Laurel Crest, A Bluegreen Resort, Seeking Full-Time Activities Associate. Nights and Weekends a Must. Please apply in person at: Laurel Crest Resort, 2628 Laurel Crest Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN

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Needed: Cosmetologist and Nail Tech. Full or part time. Sev. area. Call Janet at 654-0477.

Sevier County Schools is currently seeking a sign language interpreter for a hearing impaired student. For more information, please call the Department of Special Education at 4531036 or 453-1037 and ask for Dee Kilpatrick.

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Sale at public auction will be on M arch 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Terry W. Huskey and Wife, Rebecca Huskey, to Billy Rosenburg, Trustee, on December 26, 2007 at Book 2989, Page 380 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: Household Financial Center 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 Seventh (7th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Lot Number 83 of Big River Overlook Subdivision as shown on a plat of record in Map Book 13, Page 26 in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description.


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249 RESERVATIONIST Reservationist Are you motivated by money? Have Sales Experience? Enjoy working in the cabin rental industry? Able to work flexible shifts? Join our Team today! Apply at Timber Tops, 1440 Upper Middle Creek Rd, Sevierville, OR email resume: OR Fax: 865-8680836 EOE

Fine dining experience a plus, but not required. Candidates should apply in person at 961 Campbell Lead Rd., Gatlinburg. 430-8030 Wrecker or Rollback Driver needed. Recent experience a must! Apply in person 701 West Main St 237 HEALTHCARE Personal Care Choices is currently hiring caregivers or CNAs to provide in home non-medical care to seniors as well as adults and children with disabilities in Sevier Co. We offer flexible hours & competitive pay, preemployment background and drug testing required. EOE. Call 865681-0999. 238 HOTEL/MOTEL An

award winning property in the heart of Pigeon Forge is searching for a Guest Service Rep. and part time Breakfast Attendant w/experience in a fast-paced hotel environment. Candidate must possess a â&#x20AC;&#x153;guest service attitudeâ&#x20AC;?, be neat in appearance and have a professional demeanor. Candidates with prior hotel experience preferred for this nonsmoking property. Please email your resume to: gmepf or fax to 865-2934180. You may apply in person at 2440 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN. Sorry, no phone calls will be accepted.

Clarion Inn Willow River now hiring Experienced Room Attendants and Housemen. Apply in person 1990 Winfield Dunn Parkway (Hwy 66) Sevierville. Now hiring Housekeeping. Apply in person Park Tower Inn, 201 Sharon Dr, Pigeon Forge. 242 RESTAURANT

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590 APPLIANCES Washer & Dryer, 5 yr. old Maytag. $350 obo for both. 865774-9788 after 4:30 p.m. 592 WANTED TO BUY Motorcycle luggage trailer. Please call 776-3388


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555 GARAGE & YARD SALES A BIG SALE. Saturday 9-1. Furniture & misc. New Center Mini Storage # 33. 865-748-8133

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View Mt. LeConte from outside your new basement apartment or walk to the Old Harrisburg Covered Bridge. Fully furnished, the three large rooms include a big whirlpool tub and a full bathroom. Just right for the perfect single person with good references, $1000 will move you in with monthly rent then $650. Phone 429-4325 and leave a return number if no answer. 697 CONDO RENTALS

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3BR 1BA House $850, 2BR 2BA $725 in Sevierville 865256-4809 or 865654-6042 4BR 3BA $1000 mth 2610 Surftide Dr in Dandridge off Exit 407. Near Dam, lake view. 865405-1478. Belle Meadows 4BR/2BA 2 car garage 2200 sq ft +/$1,200 per month 865-429-2962 Below Market Lease IF you have excellent credit, references and No pets. 3BR/2BA Brick Rancher, Cherokee Hills Seymour $800 a month. 503-320-8500.

Home In Kodak 3BR/2BA with 2 car garage. Stove, fridge DW & W/D conn New carpet Approx 1250 sq ft $895.00 865-429-4470


Gatlinburg: 2BR/2BA, Furn. W/D; $875/ mo. Inc. water/cable & HBO, Pool; F/P; NO pets. 865323-0181.

*Sevierville, 3BR, 2BA. 28 ft. long family room. Excellent neighborhood! W/D, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher incl. Lg. level corner lot w/ 2 car garage. Professionally cleaned. Includes city trash pick-up. Available immediately! No inside pets. $895. 1st, last, sec. 6075111, 429-5111.

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Hwy. 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek, fully furnished. Utilities included. $225 & $250 wk. 8502487. In

Seymour area: 3BR/1BA, water & sewer furnished. $600/mo. + $300 damage dep. No pets. Call 865-6542519.

Kodak 3BR 2BA $850 plus dep. Very nice. No pets. 865933-6544 Large home on lake for lease in Kodak area. Minutes from Exit 407. 4BR 4+ BA, large deck, 2 fireplaces. $2000 per mth. 850-2483 Remodeled 3BR/1BA, large house in Sev. for lease 8502487. HUD PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE 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.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home


With her backing, talk to wife’s son about moving out of house



Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been happy together for 25 years. When her adult son lost his job, we let him move in with us so he could get back on his feet. Three years later, he is no better off than the day he arrived. “Joe” will find a good job, work for a while and then quit. Sometimes he won’t get out of bed until the afternoon. He contributes absolutely nothing toward the bills. I am angry that we are living paycheck to paycheck because of the extra money we spend to feed and house Joe. He is wasting his life. I’ve suggested he move in with his father, who lives in another state. My wife says, “If it bothers you, say something to him.” Annie, I resent that she is putting this problem in my hands instead of dealing with it herself. I know it bothers her, too. I want my home back without the extra baggage. What do I do? — Lost in My Own Home Dear Lost: Your wife is asking you to be the bad guy so she doesn’t have to be. We recommend you take her up on it. First make sure you and your wife agree on the message. Then tell Joe you can no longer afford to support him. Insist he get some type of job within two weeks and begin paying a reasonable amount of rent. If he doesn’t like it, he is welcome to live elsewhere. Joe should not be able to appeal to Mom for a better deal, so make sure she backs you up. Dear Annie: Boy, did I see our family when I read the letter from “Frustrated Mom in Michigan City,” whose

14-year-old son doesn’t turn in his homework or feed the dog, but spends hours on computer games. When our son was 14, the computer games seemed harmless. He is 21 now. He dropped out of college and has an entry-level job and no future. I wish we had cut the games off completely when his marks were low. — My Avatar is General Mom Dear General: Our readers had an interesting mix of responses to that letter, but many recommended unplugging the computer. Read on: From South Bend, Ind.: My 16-year-old daughter is a high-functioning autistic. She has delusions that she will be a marine biologist, but has to have an assistant simply to keep her on task. Her psychiatrist said she may improve with intense behavioral therapy, but reality will never come close to meshing with her fantasy world. Many of these high-functioning children suffer from ADD to OCDlike behaviors. They seem so intelligent, but they have no common sense. I suggest this mom take her son to their family doctor. Davenport, Iowa: I would recommend she find a good neurosurgeon and schedule a spine transplant. She should then tell her son he gets

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e


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For Better Or Worse

Tina’s Groove

one hour per day of gaming, after which he can read a book or throw a Frisbee. There is only one activity that can compete with the allure of computers for teenage boys: a Ping-Pong table with a good stereo next to it. Chicago: My son was also very bright and absolutely unmotivated to do anything but play computer games. I know now he was addicted. He ballooned to 280 pounds, was irritable, lied about schoolwork and would have spent every minute at his computer eating fast food in his underwear if we had let him. Mom must be in charge of computer access and food. He’ll make life a living hell until he knows you won’t back down. Montana: As a teacher, I have seen many children with the same problems. Parents need to reserve computer games as a reward after a child has finished all homework and chores. Many children this age retreat into the alternate reality of computer games because they find success in that world. Parents need to help them find success in the real world. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast. net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

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