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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 65 ■ March 6, 2010 ■ ■ 50 Cents


Teens run theft suspect aground


5Mix of old and new Bearettes only returning four starters from last year’s team Sports, Page A8

By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — Three teenagers helped stop an attempted purse snatching at the Walmart shopping center on the parkway, police here said. A 75-year-old Gatlinburg woman was loading groceries into her care at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, when 21-year-old Wilford Jerimiah Gartin, of 930 Janolla Road in Sevierville, allegedly grabbed her purse and ran.

The victim’s husband, also 75, tried to give chase. That’s when 16-year-old Curtis Jordan, 19-year-old Justin D’Autremont and 18-year-old Chelsea Webb drove by. “He said (the man he was chasing) stole his wife’s purse,” D’Autremont said. “We pulled up beside the guy who was running and me and my friend Curtis got out and chased him.” Webb stayed in the car and called police, following along as her friends took off after the man. See Teens, Page A3

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Curtis Jordan, left, Chelsea Webb, and Justin D’Autremont pose with the car they were in when they saw a Gatlinburg couple that had been the victims of an attempted purse snatching and helped apprehend the culprit.

Bishop responds to ‘cookie’ pamphlet

5Talking some trash Law enforcement officials vow to enforce litter laws

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A long and winding road Disposal of coal ash affecting other states Page A6

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Pigeon Forge Primary teacher Trish Cole reads a short biography about Theodor Seuss Geisel after students questioned if there was really a Dr. Seuss.

Pigeon Forge Primary celebrates reading By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer

Sunny High: 54°

Tonight Mostly clear Low: 26° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Hazel Ward Arwood, 69 Freeman T. Ogle, 86 Gary Arndell Raper, 62 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A3 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-11 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Classifieds . . . . . . A12-14 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A12

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

With funny socks and hats, “many colored jello” and lots of Dr. Seuss books, Pigeon Forge Primary School teachers Trish Cole and Terri Williams have been celebrating “Read Across America” with their first- and second-grade students this week. Many Sevier County Schools are participating in the program, which is sponsored annually by the National Education Association. Held the week of March 2, the birthday of popular children’s author Dr. Seuss, the program motivates students to get excited about reading. “This week, we’ve been focusing on Dr. Seuss books — they love him so much,” Williams said. “The rhyming in his See Reading, Page A4

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Students stop by a display to decide their favorite Dr. Seuss book and character.

The Bishop of the Knoxville Diocese of the Catholic church says he’s “saddened” by the distribution of an antiCatholic pamphlet in Sevier County, calling it “reprehensible acts of prejudice and hatred of a few souls” who are ignorant of Catholic teachings. “These tracts contain outright lies and blatant exaggerations,” Bishop Richard F. Stika said Friday in prepared remarks about the “Death Cookie” pamphlet distributed by Conner Heights Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville includes 47 parishes and 36 counties in East Tennessee, including Holy Cross Parish in Pigeon Forge. Father Jay Flaherty of Holy Cross reacted to the pamphlet when one of his church members got it from a fellow student at Pigeon Forge High School. Stika mentioned Christian denominations, including many Baptist churches in East Tennessee, “with whom we pray and work in solidarity, according to the truths of the Gospel, in order to promote a culture of life.” But he is critical of Pastor Jonathan Hatcher of Conner Heights, who defended the pamphlet and its distribution when interviewed by See Bishop, Page A4

Teacher resigns over allegations Commission works on Seymour voting plan By JEFF FARRELL and ELLEN BROWN Staff Writers

PIGEON FORGE — A longtime teacher at Pigeon Forge High School resigned Thursday amid allegations he sent inappropriate text messages to a female student at the school, officials confirmed Friday. Jerry Sullivan was a vocational teacher; he had been at the school for more than 20 years, officials said. He is the husband of Shannon Sullivan, assistant principal at Boyds Creek Elementary. Sullivan could not be

reached for comment. A call using a number believed to be to his home p h o n e was not Sullivan answered. School officials confirmed Friday that Sullivan had resigned due to the allegations. When The Mountain Press inquired about the matter at the central office, officials there faxed over a press release they said had been prepared by school official Debra Cline before she left early Friday, and before the newspaper inquired about it.

Director of Schools Jack Parton later said school officials learned about the accusations Thursday. Pigeon Forge Police Chief Jack Baldwin said Friday that his department had opened an investigation into the matter after school officials notified detectives of the charges. “He has not been charged,” Baldwin said. “We are looking into the complaint and investigating it, but as of yet no one has been charged.” The alleged victim is now 18 years old, Baldwin said, and the investigation has not revealed whether any See Teacher, Page A4

By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

SEVIERVILLE — With it proving popular during the 2008 elections, county officials are working out the details of offering early voting in Seymour again. Election Commission member Liz Pierce told the group during a meeting Wednesday she’s working with folks in the Seymour community to figure out the most important issue — where the voting would be held. Making that determination is proving something of a challenge, though. The folks at First Baptist Church agreed to host the balloting two years ago, though that didn’t go entirely smoothly, as commission Chairman J.B. Matthews pointed out when the option of using that facility again was broached Wednesday. “The church could be an issue,” Matthews said. “You See Seymour, Page A4

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Local law enforcement officials say they’ve declared war on those who litter, vowing to fully enforce the state’s new law that can bring up to a year in prison and a $2,500 for the crime. Among those attending an event on the legislation this week were, from left, Pigeon Forge Patrolman Brad Lowe, District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Wildlife Officer Curt Henderson, Shelby County Environmental Judge Larry Potter and Sevierville Sgt. Robbie Ball.

Law enforcement talks trash By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

SEVIERVILLE — Trashy folks beware — local law enforcement formally declared war on you Wednesday and, if they catch you in the act, you could be facing as much as a year in prison and a fine up to $2,500. Those officers joined area leaders, city employees and residents at a litter law forum put on by Keep Sevier Beautiful and Sevier Solid Waste Wednesday. The purpose of the event was to offer education on relatively new legislation that cracks down on a problem that has plagued Sevier County perhaps as much as any other area in the state. “This issue affects all of us,� Sevier Solid Waste Director Tom Leonard told the group. “It’s so important in this area because we have so many tourists coming in and what they see is what they remember.� What they’re seeing in many cases, Leonard said, is litter and trash dumps, junk cars in yards and cigarette butts filling area roads. Those are the first things keynote speaker Larry Potter, the environmental judge of Shelby County and author of the state’s new litter laws, noticed as he came into the area. “I came to this area thinking you folks wouldn’t have all that, but I saw

all the same stuff I see in the big city,� Potter told the group. “I believe with the beauty you have here, there’s no reason I should see what I see when I drive into this area. It makes an impression. You people are not like that. You’re better than that.� Unfortunately, a variety of circumstances — from officers who don’t want to “waste� time writing a ticket for littering to judges who didn’t want to enforce the previous litter law because it carried a stiff $500 fine for any offense — helped create the current situation. Potter said that’s why he’s embarked on an effort to teach folks across the state about the new law. “It’s a win-win for everybody,� Potter said of the ordinance. “The county gets some money into its coffers and we may be changing someone’s behaviors with this law.� Beyond that, even an offense as seemingly minor as throwing out a cigarette butt, a move the law clearly defines as a misdemeanor that carries a fine and possible community service, can give officers probable cause to stop a vehicle. That, in many cases, has led to the discovery of other crimes or offenses in Shelby County, Potter stated. “There are worse things in life (than litter), but if you don’t clean up your nest, bigger problems can

develop,� he said. “It’s about much more than trash. It’s about cleaning up our communities. This is the same way (Mayor Rudolph) Giuliani cleaned up New York.� Potter pointed to one community near Memphis where litter elimination efforts have also helped cut crime by 22 percent. Still, though, the issue boils down to one of protecting our homes, Potter said. “(Littering) is disgusting, it’s illegal and it’s insane,� he said. “You don’t have to be a tree hugger. It is, after all, Biblical to be an environmentalist.� Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Wildlife Officer Curt Henderson said he understands Potter’s message well. The state organization has been given a directive by the General Assembly to enforce the litter laws strictly on public lands. “We’ve actually been mandated through the legislature to do it, but we have always done it when we catch people,� Henderson said. “We have more of an opportunity to see it going on than a lot of other officers because of the areas we patrol. It’s really a shame when you see things like that going on. We’re happy to help enforce that law.�

Bryan Lee Ogle has announced his candidacy for constable in the 3rd District, Seat A. The voting precincts are Northview school, Underwood School, Catlettsburg Elementary School and the Voting Machine Warehouse on Dolly P a r t o n Parkway. Two constables will be elected, Seat A and Seat B. “I have been honOgle ored to serve the people of the 3rd District for over a decade,� Ogle said. “During this time I have received letters of accommodation from former United States Congressman James H. (Jimmy) Quillen and Special Agent William E. Baugh Jr., former agent in charge of the FBIKnoxville Division.� Ogle graduated from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, attended Walters State Community College, received an honorable

discharge from the Air Force and graduated from Tennessee Constable Association Law Enforcement School. He has also served as judicial commissioner for General Sessions Court and is currently serving as records preservation specialist for Sevier County. “I have received numerous certificates from Inservice Law Enforcement Training,� he said. Ogle is a member of the Smoky Mountain Lodge No. 31, Fraternal Order of Police; Tennessee Constable Council; American Legion Post 202; Keep Sevierville Beautiful; has coached the United States Amateur Boxing Federation Club 351, Golden Glove Charities; and is a member of Roaring Fork Baptist Church. Ogle has two children, Bryan and Barbara. “I come from a prominent law enforcement family. I will continue to be accessible and serve the people of the 3rd District and Sevier County to the best of my ability,� he said.


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Commission moves road relocation to board By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — The Planning Commission approved a more detailed plan Thursday for the relocation of a portion of Lonesome Valley Road. The commission voted last month to recommend the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approve the abandonment of the same section of the road. The developers who own the entire section

want to move it away from the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River so they can build along the water. The board reviewed the proposal at its meeting Monday, but didn’t vote on the matter. It will have a public hearing on the proposal at its next meeting, and, if aldermen still favor the proposal, they will have the opportunity to vote on first and second reading at that time. Mayor Bryan Atchley, who

also sits on the planning commission, noted that would allow the plan to move through the city at the same pace as it would have if the board approved fist reading at Monday’s meeting. “We deferred it, but we delayed it,� Atchley said. He acknowledged some aldermen have gotten calls from residents asking bout the proposal, but so far he said no one had contacted the city in opposition to the plan and a few people

have called him to support the relocation. The developers would pay for construction of the new roadway, which would be built to current city specifications and include a sidewalk, Planing Director Jim Bryant said. The existing road would remain open until the new route is finished. Also Thursday, the commission: n Approved a site plan for a Weigel’s on Dolly Parton Parkway

C o m m u n i t y C ale n d ar Editor’s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. They are listed by date. To place an item phone 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

Saturday, March 6 Radio Class

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New Life Church

New Life Church of God gospel music with The Partons, The Porter Family and The Rochesters, 6:30 p.m. 850-3533.

Bradleys Chapel

Gospel singing 7 p.m. at Bradleys Chapel Baptist Church with The Camerons and Tracy Kear.

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Oratory Contest

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Benefit Basketball

Benefit basketball game for Catlettsburg School. Smoky Mountain Jam vs. Tri

City Racers has been canceled and will be rescheduled. 680-7369.

Sunday, March 7 Gatlinburg FUMC

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

Seymour UMC

Youth of Seymour UMC meet for discipleship training 4:30 p.m.; snack supper 5:30; activities 6; youth/parents Bible study 6:15. 573-9711 or

Hoops Challenge

First iHoops Challenge, basketball skills competition, 1:30 p.m., Pigeon Forge Community Center, for ages 9-14. Register day of the event or at skillschallenge. 789-6848 or 621-4511.

Monday, March 8 Cancer Support

Smoky Mountain Cancer Support Group meets at 6 p.m. at new Thompson Cancer Center. Ann Henderlite, VP and chief nursing officer, to give tour. Bring food. 428-5834 or 654-9280.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace Women’s Bible study: n Noon, Seymour Heights Christian Church, Chapman and Boyds Creek Highway n 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn

at Old Newport Highway, across from the new Walgreen’s pharmacy there n Approved a site plan for new hangars at the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Airport n Approved the subdivision of Snappwood Estates n Recommended the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approve rezoning of property on Chestnut Springs way from low density residential use to neighborhood commercial use


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Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 429-2508. n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245. n 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Kodak UMC, 2923 Bryan Road. 933-5996. Credit card and EBT orders may be submitted online at www.


Daughters of American Revolution, Spencer Clack chapter, meets at 7 p.m., Sevier County Library. Program by Judy Morgan, Sonya Nave and Tammy Sturdivant.

Seymour Story Time

Preschool story time, 11 a.m., Seymour Library, with the Puppet Lady. 573-0728.

Tuesday, March 9 S.I.T.

Seniors In Touch (S.I.T.) meets 5-6 p.m. at MountainBrook Village, 700 Markhill Drive, Sevierville. 428-2445.

Hot Meals

Hot Meals for Hungry Hearts served from 5:306:30 p,m. Second Baptist Church, Pigeon Street off Chapman Highway.

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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.

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Medic blood drive 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Kroger in Sevierville.

They pursued the man toward Pigeon Forge, where he started cutting into parking lots and behind bushes in an effort to lose them. For a minute, the two did lose sight of him, but Webb signaled where he was going. As they started toward him again, the man sprinted away, crossing the Parkway and running back toward Tanger Five Oaks Mall. “I almost hit him,� Webb said. “He ran right in front of me.� Eventually the man slid down a hill, and as the two caught up to him, he said he’d dropped the purse. “I found it; it was laying next to a bush,� Jordan said. The man was winded, they said, and he stayed where he was for a while — but eventually he ran again, toward NASCAR Speed Park. By that time, though, police were approaching. When Sevierville Police

Officer Tim Russell arrived, he saw Gartin behind the attraction and again chased him on foot. Eventually, a K-9 unit also responded along with other officers and after a search Russell found Gartin in the river, police said. At that point, Russell was able to arrest Gartin without further incident. Russell found a marijuana pipe while searching Gartin, according to police. Police charged Gartin with theft, evading arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held at the Sevier County Jail in lieu of $8,000 bond. Both D’Autremont and Jordan said it never crossed their mind until they were already chasing the man that he might have a weapon. When it did, it didn’t stop them from trying to catch him. The trio said they were just happy to be able to help out. “It made us feel good,� D’Autremont said. n jfarrell@themountainpress


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Catholics take seriously the scripture, “Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only� (James 2:24). “Perhaps some Christians misinterpret both Paul and James, thus concluding that their statements about faith and works contradict each other. This is simply not true,� the Bishop said. “There are differences in emphasis, but no contradictions in teaching, if one understands both properly.� Stika mentioned Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Inc., which he said “addresses the unmet needs of the most vulnerable of our region by providing shelter, nourishment, counseling, and education in order to foster human dignity.� Catholic Charities

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The Mountain Press. “The rationale one Baptist pastor gave in support of distributing these reprehensible, discriminatory and bigoted tracts was that he was trying to point out the primary difference his church has with Catholics: the belief that a person does not and cannot work his or her way to salvation. Unfortunately, this pastor does not have a correct understanding of what the Catholic faith teaches in this regard,� Stika said about Hatcher. Hatcher told other media outlets Friday that the church would no longer distribute the pamphlets. The bishop said

The second graders count Hank Zipzer books (written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver) and young adult sports books by Matt Christopher as among their usual favorites. Seven-year-olds Trinity Smith and Milu Chapparro enjoyed learning more about Dr. Seuss, who was born Theodor Seuss Geisel in 1904 and had published more than 60 children’s books, including “Green Eggs and Ham� and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.� A small reading task force at NEA came up with idea for “Read Across America� in May 1997, and the next year, the first celebration was born. Ever since then, teachers and librarians across the country have been planning activities for the program, including inviting local dignitaries to read to students. “We also want to show them how important reading is to us,� Williams said. “If you can read, you can do anything.�


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early books and the way he uses words really just pulls kids in. We’re trying to make them aware of how words are everywhere and also renew their interest in books.� Each day, the students have participated in an activity that ties in with the Dr. Seuss book read to them. That included wearing wacky socks and hats in honor of “Fox in Socks� and “500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins� earlier in the week, and enjoying a colorful jello/ m a rs h m a l l o w /g u m m i bear concoction Thursday, when “My Many Colored Days� was read. The students also acted out “The Cat in the Hat� for PFPS kindergartners. “It’s been fun,� said Chase Miller, 8. “I had never read ‘Fox in Socks’ before.� “I like to read,� agreed classmate John Ogle, also 8. “It’s just fun reading about different characters.� n


sent inappropriate messages to students. Former University of Tennessee wide receiver Josh Briscoe had been hired over the summer as an assistant football coach at the school, but resigned before the school year began after allegations surfaced that he’d sent an inappropriate text to a student. Police charged Briscoe with solicitation of a minor. His case has been bound over to the grand jury.

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of the alleged texting happened before she became an adult. That could play a factor in what, if any, charges might be filed against Sullivan. “That’s one of the things we’re looking into,� Baldwin said. This is the second incident in the past year involving allegations that Pigeon Forge High personnel

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of East Tennessee delivers 17 services through 24 programs throughout the region. Fewer than 5 percent of the more than 20,000 clients served annually are Catholic, he said. Stika said Catholics recognize that many Christians disagree with Catholic beliefs. “Even though we may not share the same doctrinal belief, we are thankful that our Christian brothers and sisters of different faiths deeply respect the Lord’s Supper and what it represents.� The bishop noted the Southern Baptist Convention states, “The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer


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know what we got into last time.� What the group “got into� was a debate about whether the folks at First Baptist would allow campaign signs to be posted on the property. The pastor there got into a spat with the leader of the local Democratic Party over the posting of signs for thenpresidential candidate Barack Obama. While state law requires that campaign information be allowed near polling places, the minister didn’t want the Democrat’s signs posted because he felt Obama’s positions on certain issues wouldn’t fit with the congregation’s. With that in mind, the group seems to have decided on doing its best to avoid putting the church, which did eventually allow the signs to be posted, in the situation again. Among the options seriously discussed Wednesday were using one of the Seymour schools or the public library. While board member John Huff reported that school officials are agreeable to the possibil-

Hazel Lee (Ward) Arwood

Hazel Lee (Ward) Arwood, age 69 of Sevierville, TN, went home to be with the Lord on March 4, 2010. Hazel worked at Sevier County Court House for 35 years. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Roy Ward, great grandson, Thomas Proffitt, sisters, Athleen Strevel, Louise Arwood and brother, Everette Thomas. Survivors include her husband, Charles Arwood, of Sevierville; sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Judy Ward of Kodak, Wayne and Denise Romines of Kodak; daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Doug Smith of Kodak, Darlene Shellhouse of Kodak, Karen and Jim Oakley of Sevierville; stepson, Bo Arwood and wife, Annette; stepdaughters, Robbie Henry, Katherine Arwood and Jama Rayfield; twelve grandchildren, eleven greatgrandchildren, eleven step-grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren; sister, Billie Lanear of Knoxville; brother, J. L. Thomas of Knoxville. The family would like to give special thanks to Annette Arwood and Caris Health Care Nurses. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Rawlings Funeral Home with Rev. Dan King officiating. Interment will follow the service in Beech Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010, at Rawlings Funeral Home. You may share your thoughts and memories with the family on our Web site.

ity of hosting the vote, Matthews pointed out the group has avoided using schools as voting locations when classes are in session in the past. That’s out of worries the traffic of the school day might prove a problem for some voters. Meanwhile, the other option seemed to receive a more positive review. “The library worked well for us before,� Administrator of Elections Ronee Flynn said. No final determination was made Wednesday, though. The commission did give the last nod to the ballot for the May 4 county primaries. The group approved the candidacies of all those seeking local posts except for that of one man who filed to run for sheriff but did not get needed approval from Nashville. Three of those candidates also took the opportunity of the gathering to address the board about questions they have about how the elections process will go. Those folks demanded answers to their questions, which they say are related to ensuring the security of the vote, and the commission members and employees agreed to provide them.


Gary Arndell Raper

Bank, c/o Josh or Joy Raper, to help the family with arrangeGary Arndell Raper, 62 ments. of Sevierville, died March 3, 2010. He was of the Baptist faith. Freeman T. Ogle He was a decorated Freeman T. Ogle, 86 of veteran of the United Sevierville, died Wednesday, States Army having March 3, 2010. received the Purple Survivors: wife of 51 years, Heart. Imogene Ogle; niece, Lois Survivors: mother Sutton; sister, Stella Patterson of his children, Gail Williams; and husband Sam; brother, son and daughter-in-law, Clyde Ogle; brothers-in-law Joshua and Joy Raper; daugh- and wives, Ralph Breeden and ter and son-in-law, Amanda wife Dorothy, Homer Breeden, and Eric Rowe; two grandchil- Fletcher Breeden and wife dren; brothers and sister-in-law, Shirley; sisters-in-law and husMike and Janice Raper, Rick bands: Emmalee Clabo, Joyce Raper; sisters and brothers-in- Brackins, Jane Mize and huslaw, Gail and Bobby Christman, band Larry, Jettie Clabo and Jan and Dennis Breeden, Ginger husband Steve, Helen Carver Latham, Marsha Raper; many and husband Allen, Faye nieces and nephews. Trentham; several nieces and Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday, nephews. March 6, until time of service at Family and friends meet 11 11 a.m. in High’s Chapel, High’s a.m. Saturday at Pigeon Forge Funeral Home, McMinnville Baptist Cemetery for graveside Tenn. Interment will follow in service and interment. The Rev. Laurel Creek Cemetery. W. W. Cope will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gary Raper n Memorial Fund, Sevier County

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Employment data lift hopes but where are the jobs? WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; At last, the unemployment crisis seems to be easing. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the good news. The bad news? Job creation remains scant because companies still lack enough confidence in the economy to ramp up hiring. The U.S. jobless rate held steady at 9.7 percent in February. And employers cut 36,000 jobs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fewer than predicted. Those figures signaled that the job market is slowly healing. Some economists said the jobless rate may have peaked and predicted the employment report for March will kick off a string of monthly job gains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the cusp of some job growth, finally, finally,â&#x20AC;? said Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services Group. The Labor Department report issued Friday cheered Wall Street, too. The Dow

Jones surged 122 points, or about 1.2 percent. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a long way to go. The recession eliminated about 8.4 million jobs. The slow-motion recovery means hiring is expected to remain feeble for the rest of the year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at most a net gain averaging about 100,000 a month. To put that in perspective, about 125,000 new jobs are needed each month just to keep up with population growth and prevent the unemployment rate from rising. To reduce the jobless rate significantly, employers would need to create 200,000 to 300,000 jobs a month. But most of them are waiting to see stronger sales, more spending by consumers and businesses, and a more vigorous global rebound to stimulate demand for U.S. goods and services.

HOLLISTER, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The man who opened fire in front of the Pentagon had a history of mental illness and had become so erratic that his parents reached out to local authorities weeks ago with a warning that he was unstable and might have a gun, authorities said Friday. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still unclear why John Patrick Bedell opened fire Thursday at the Pentagon entrance, wounding two police officers before he was fatally shot. The two officers were hospitalized briefly with minor injuries. Bedell was diagnosed as bipolar, or manic depressive, and had been in and out of treatment programs for years. His psychiatrist, J. Michael Nelson, said Bedell tried to selfmedicate with marijuana, inadvertently making his symptoms more

pronounced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without the stabilizing medication, the symptoms of his disinhibition, agitation and fearfullness complicated the lack of treatment,â&#x20AC;? Nelson said. His parents reported him missing Jan. 4, a day after a Texas Highway Patrol officer stopped him for speeding in Amarillo, according to the missing personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report. Bedell told the highway patrolman he was heading for the East Coast, and the officer used Bedellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone to call his mother, Kaye Bedell, because he seemed disheveled and out of sorts. Family friend Reb Monaco said Kaye Bedell asked the officer to take him to a mental health facility, but that the son refused. The patrol-

man let Bedell go with a warning. The next day, Kaye told deputies in California that her son had no reason to travel to the East Coast because he had no friends or family there and she and her husband were worried about his mental state, San Benito County Sheriff Curtis Hill said. Hill also said Bedellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents found an e-mail from their son that indicated he had made a $600 purchase from a shooting range in the Sacramento area that could have been a gun or ammunition. The 36-year-old Bedell returned to his parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home Jan. 18, telling them â&#x20AC;&#x153;not to ask any questionsâ&#x20AC;? about where he had been. But he left after that, and his parents didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where he went.

GM to reinstate 600 dealerships slated to be cut NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; General Motors Co. will reinstate 661 dealerships it sought to drop from its sales network. GM executives said Friday that 661 dealerships â&#x20AC;&#x201D; more than half of the 1,100 seeking to stay with the automaker â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will receive letters giving them the option to remain open. The company said it made the move because it would not have enough time to negotiate with all 1,100 dealerships within a four-month window imposed by the federal government. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By doing this we save a lot of time, energy and dollars,â&#x20AC;? said Jim Bunnell, GM general manager of network support, saying the company wished to avoid a â&#x20AC;&#x153;very large arbitration process.â&#x20AC;? As part of its restructuring, GM last year told about 2,000 dealerships it would not renew their franchise agreements once they run out in October 2010. But the dealerships have said GM treated them unfairly, and last month Congress passed a law requiring an appeals process for the dealers. About 1,100 dealers have appealed

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Joann Ganim, left, and her husband Don Ganim, of Hamilton, Mass., right, look at the Chevrolet Traverse Nov. 16, 2009, in Danvers, Mass. GMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision. GMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to keep the additional showrooms open effectively shrinks the number of appeals it has to contend with. Arbitration hearings for the dealers who did not get offers will begin later this month. The cuts to GMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6,000-dealer network were designed to compensate for much lower demand for cars and

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GM would not offer any details on Friday about which dealerships it was reinstating and where they are located. The company said it hoped to have every letter of intent with dealerships by Monday. At that point, dealers have 10 days to respond and 60 days to meet a set of criteria that would allow them to stay with GM. A spokeswoman with Chrysler Group LLC, which has cut 789 dealers, said the company was preparing a statement in response to questions about whether they also intended to reinstate dropped dealerships. Chrysler showrooms slated for closure are also appealing to stay open, though it remained unclear how many.

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Children invited to hoops challenge

Children ages 9 to 14 can participate in the free iHoops Skills Challenge, a time-based, half-court obstacle course, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Pigeon Forge Community Center. Participants may register the day of the event and bring a copy of their birth certificate and complete a registration/waiver form. A copy of the registration/ waiver form is available online at www.iHoops. com/skillschallenge. First-place winners from this local competition can advance to one of 29 regional competitions occurring in NBA team markets across the country. For questions contact Donnie Mashburn at (865) 789-6848 or Jim Carr at (865) 621-4511.

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Coal ash disposal a long, winding trip By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer CHATTANOOGA — More than a year after a Tennessee coal ash spill created one of the worst environmental disasters of its kind in U.S. history, the problem is seeping into several other states. It began Dec. 22, 2008, when a retaining pond burst at a coal-burning power plant, spilling 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash across 300 acres into the Emory River and an upscale shoreline community near Knoxville. It was enough ash to cover a square mile five feet deep. While the Tennessee Valley Authority’s cleanup has removed

much of the ash from the river, the arsenic- and mercury-laced muck or its watery discharge has been moving by rail and truck through three states to at least six different sites. Some of it may end up as far away as Louisiana. At every stop along the route, new environmental concerns pop up. The coal-ash muck is laden with heavy metals linked to cancer, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering declaring coal ash hazardous. “I’m really concerned about my health,” said retiree James Gibbs, 53, who lives near a west-central Alabama landfill that is taking the ash. “I want to plant a garden. I’m

concerned about it getting in the soil.” Gibbs said that since last summer there has been a “bad odor, like a natural gas odor.” After the spill, the TVA started sending as many as 17,000 rail carloads of ash almost 350 miles south to the landfill in Uniontown, Ala. At least 160 rail shipments have gone out from the cleanup site, said TVA spokeswoman Barbara Martocci. Since the EPA approved that plan, unusually heavy rain — including about 25 inches from November through February — has forced the landfill to deal with up to 100,000 gallons a day of tainted water.


Player evaluations scheduled today

Smoky Mountain Youth Baseball Association will evaluate children ages 7-16 who are not yet part of a roster team from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Sevierville City Park. Players who need to be evaluated should bring gloves and bats. The player draft will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sevierville Community Center. Practice field schedules will be determined.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Iraqis from around the Southeast United States are coming to Nashville this weekend to vote in the Iraqi parliamentary elections that will determine the future of that nation’s government. Nashville is home to a large Iraqi population, mostly Kurdish Iraqis, who came to the U.S. to escape persecution under Saddam Hussein. The United Nations refugee agency estimates that around 2 million Iraqis are living abroad — the majority of whom fled violence following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. The elections will decide who sits on the expanded 325-seat Parliament, which will later nominate the prime minister and main cabinet posts.



Student cuts self, claims gang attack

ATHENS (AP) — Investigators say a high school student who claimed he was stabbed in a gang attack at McMinn County High School cut himself on the abdomen. Sheriff’s Department Detective Greg Earps told The Daily Post-Athenian in Athens that the student made up the story Thursday to get attention.

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This day in history Today is Saturday, March 6, the 65th day of 2010. There are 300 days left in the year. year locally

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Three New York City officers were convicted of a cover-up in a brutal police station attack on Haitian immigrant Abner Louima. (The convictions of Thomas Wiese, Thomas Bruder and Charles Schwarz were later overturned, but Schwarz, whose conviction for participating in the attack was also overturned, was found guilty of perjury in a 2002 trial.)

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On March 6, 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege.

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Sevier County’s 12th annual Economic Development Council Job Fair was held Thursday. “When we opened, we already had 200 people,” SCEDC executive assistant Madeline Radel said of the fair, held at Music Road Hotel. “We had about 500 people last year and this year, we’re past that.”

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Smith & Hammacker Office Records Management is partnering with the Sevier County Bar Association for a free certified shredding day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the courthouse parking lot. Bad weather prevented many from attending the last such day in February. Persons may bring old documents/records of any kind, which will be taken to the company’s Knoxville facility for shredding. Each participant will receive a notarized Certificate of Destruction.

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quote roundup “We may never know why he made this terrible decision,” the statement said. “One thing is clear though — his actions were caused by an illness and not a defective character.” — Statement made by the Bedell family, relatives of the man who opened fire on Pentagon security guards.

“There is no doubt in my mind that I did in fact, use language in the privacy of my own home and in my inner office that, after 24 years in the Navy, might make a Chief Petty Officer feel uncomfortable. In fact, there is no doubt that this ethics issue is my fault and mine alone.” — New York Democratic Rep. Eric Massa, in statement announcing he was stepping down from his seat amid a harassment complaint by a male staffer.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Darius Rucker is still beaming from one of his recent gigs. It wasn’t playing a sold-out arena on the Rascal Flatts’ tour or entertaining screaming fans at a honky t o n k . Instead, Rucker Rucker w e n t room to room at the Veterans Administration hospital here, singing for one or two patients at a time. “It was an amazing experience, just going in and watching the faces,” said Rucker. “Those guys are in there, they’re vets, and they’re not feeling well. You get in there and you just play a song for them and just watch their faces, people smiling. You seem to just be making people happy for those two-anda-half, three minutes that you’re playing. That was awesome.”

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Three Cheers Women’s Care Center a beacon at age 20

Living legends? Hardly Stay with me, because you are not going to believe this column. This month in Chicago, an event will honor three men as “living legends.” The men are Minister Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam; the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of Barack Obama’s church; and Father Michael Pfleger, a radical-left Catholic priest. The men will stand together, and thousands of spectators will pay to see them. The press release announcing the program says, “Because of their legacy of educating, they are being honored as Living Legends for their unfailing work and dedication.” And who, exactly, selected the three men as honorees? Um, well, that would be the Rev. Jeremiah Wright! That’s right, the good reverend is honoring himself and his bomb-throwing pals — and charging up to $100 for a ticket. Who gets the proceeds? Again, that would be Wright. His school and day-care center will divvy up most of the dollars. Pfleger’s parish and Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity will also get some cash, according to the release. There are many interesting things about this exposition. First, it has received almost no media coverage, even though Farrakhan, speaking before a crowd of 20,000 a few days ago, accused the “white right” of planning the assassination of President Obama. The minister, wearing a Muammar Gaddafistyle hat, went on to say that the “Zionists” were derailing the president’s agenda and white Christians were praying for Obama’s death. Sounds like the stuff of “living legends,” doesn’t it? Also, what is a Catholic priest doing standing with Farrakhan and Wright? Catholics follow Jesus, a man who preached peace and love for all people. My staff called the Archbishop of Chicago, Francis Cardinal George, for comment. But he doesn’t have a comment. Are you kidding me? I’m a Catholic — I’d like to know what’s going on! If you decide to attend the “Living Legends” event, you will hear some music from the “Soulful Sounds” and will be able to purchase Wright’s new book, “A Sankofa Moment.” I don’t exactly know what that is, but it sounds like a thriller. By the way, there is no truth to the rumor that Farrakhan’s new book will be entitled “Marley, Me, and the Zionists.” This whole deal is pretty amusing, and even if you don’t like him, you have to give Wright some credit. The retired minister now inhabits a milliondollar house in a largely white, gated community and, apparently, has some time on his hands. So, he came up with an award ceremony that promotes his interests, and I’m betting the Chicago theater will sell out. But, as much as I’d like to, I will not be going. Somehow I don’t think old Louie, Jerry and Mike would appreciate me sitting there as the “Living Legends” program unfolds. Just a hunch. — 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.

Twenty years after being founded, this is not your mother’s Women’s Care Center. It has changed and expanded — and now even men are taking advantage of some of the services provided. From its origins as a crisis pregnancy center, officials say it has become more a pregnancy resource center for women. Some people stop by for grief counseling after abortions or for more pragmatic matters such as baby clothing. In 1990, the ministry had a simple beginning when a pastor and his wife opened their home to women in need. Last year, the Women’s Care Center had 945 clients ages 13-47, and also helped grandparents and great-grandparents. The staff has grown to include two part-timers, eight trained volunteers and a board of directors. Ministries such as this must have money to survive and thrive. To that end, a 20th anniversary fund-raising celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on March 18 at the Wood Grill Buffet in Pigeon Forge. It’s a most worthy cause. Call 428-4673 for more information.

Michelle Bearden shines for Boys & Girls Club

Michelle Bearden has so enjoyed her time growing up as a member of the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains that she says her goal is to eventually lead one of the clubs. The 17-year-old added a nice entry to her resume recently when the Sevier organization named her local Youth of the Year. The award is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. The title recognizes her character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community, contributions to family, school, the club and personal challenges and obstacles overcome. Praise from Bearden, who has been a club member since 2003, seems universal from its adult leaders. She will now go on to Nashville this month to compete for the Tennessee Youth of the Year award and a $1,000 scholarship. Bearden, a senior at GatlinburgPittman High School, will attend Walters State, then pursue a degree in child development — a natural step toward a career with the Boys & Girls Club. We wish her well.

SCHS band breaks from a cloak of anonymity

A banker robber, it has been said, could hide in a football team’s offensive line and never worry about being caught, such is its anonymous nature. Unfortunately, perhaps the same could be said of a high school or college band. Quick: Can you name who plays first trumpet for the University of Tennessee band? The Sevier County High School band is bucking that trend, starting with Jacob Allen, a senior bass clarinet player who was chosen to represent the Smoky Bears as a member of the All State Band, which will meet in April at the Nashville Convention Center. Allen has already been accepted for a slot at the University of Tennessee music program. Twenty-one from SCHS participated in the All East band, which met in Gatlinburg in February. Additionally eight members of the band, which includes 26 seniors, have auditioned to play in college bands, and all have made the grade. Much credit goes to Russell Ramsay, director the school since 1971, and Betty Smelcer, who directs the band.

P ubl i c f o r u m ‘Death Cookie’ hateful, venomous ‘Death Cookie’ pamphlet addresses It’s a fearful thing to fall example of religious propaganda false doctrine in an unloving way in the hands of the living God Editor: I am a member of Father Jay Flaherty’s parish, Holy Cross Catholic Church. I became a Roman Catholic as an adult. I have seen the pamphlet, “The Death Cookie.” I have rarely seen a more hateful and venomous example of propaganda; and nothing even close that claims to be historical religious literature. Pastor Hatcher’s wilting retreat into his claim that he didn’t mean to make a public forum and that he intended no affront to the Roman Catholic Church is both ridiculous and insulting to anyone who has examined the pamphlet he distributed in a most public way. I grew up in one of a group of Protestant denominations of Pastor Hatcher’s group. They were quick to point out why they were different, and therefore more righteous. There were the “We are better because we don’t drink” group, the “We don’t dance” group, the “We show our faith without works” group, the “We show our faith by our works” group, the “We don’t allow instrumental music” group, the “We don’t allow our women to pray publicly group.” They all contend Heaven is their exclusive purview. There was rarely mention of those Christian principles which they held in common. Each denomination obviously is confident in the rightness of their practice of faith. Roman Catholics feel we practice our faith in a complete way and are secure in that. We feel no need or justification in condemning our Protestant brothers and sisters. One of the first principles I was taught by Father Jay and Deacon Larry was that all Christians are brothers and sisters, and all are children of God, from whom comes unfathomable love for all His children. Father Jay is one of the most gentle, loving men I have known. He is, however, fierce in defense of his faith and the universal Christian principles to which he adheres. He has worked untiringly in the Christian community supporting that each person has the right to life from the time of conception until natural death. He works among and in cooperation with the Protestant community and is well respected by them. Pastor Hatcher’s reference to the passage in Revelation is vague and its connection to the Catholic Church unsubstantiated. I find it strange while referencing Holy Scripture, people like Pastor Hatcher rarely tell us about the consequences of judging others, and the inadvisability of trying to clear a speck from a brother’s eye while having one’s own vision compromised by debris (Matthew 1-5), or the hypocrisy of one, while being a sinner, condemning another whom he accuses of sin. (John 8:7) There is no hate in or from God. The soul of one who projects hate as though it were from God, may be in eternal danger. I would suggest that Pastor Hatcher and others of like mind would be well advised to do some searching internally and try to make peace with those whom they have defamed and slandered. Dr. Frank H. Alden Kodak

Editor: The article “Battle over religion” on March 3 was really a question of what one believes, teaches and practices with regard to the Lord’s Supper. First, all Trinitarian Christians (belief in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) would find themselves in agreement on the definition of what it means to be a Christian: belief that Jesus Christ died and rose to redeem us. To further define this would bring up points of disagreement. Second, all theologically conservative Christians agree on the divine inspiration and divine authority of the 66 books that constitute the Holy Bible. Our Catholic brothers and sisters would add to that list 12 apocryphal books canonized by the council of Trent on April 8, 1546. Anyone can go to and read “The Death Cookie.” This pamphlet does not speak the truth in love, but is designed to vilify and attack others instead of addressing false doctrine in a loving way. It is also done from a point of ignorance, citing unsubstantiated claims of a connection between Osiris and Christian communion practices, and to say “IHS” represents Egyptian gods shows a clear ignorance of Greek. I-H-S are the first three letters of the name Jesus in Greek. But instead of enumerating points of disagreement, I will give a sound biblical explanation of the Lord’s Supper. Making no excuses for things that function outside the realm of reason, if Christ can die and rise from the dead, then no other biblical miracle is impossible for the creator of the universe. At Saint Paul Lutheran Church we believe and teach that this sacrament is the physically true Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ — in, with and under the forms of bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for Christians to eat and drink. Christ said the word “is,” not “represents,” in Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, and in I Corinthians 11. Saint Paul further clarifies this in 1 Corinthians 10:16: “Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the Blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the Body of Christ?” To say these words are metaphorical departs from the grammar of the text. Before communing, we should examine ourselves in accordance with God’s word found in 1 Corinthians 11:28: “A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.” Our worthiness is not determined by our good works, but through faith accepting this mystery as it is clearly revealed to us in God’s Word. Having an unforgiving heart (Matthew 5:23-25) or unbelieving heart (1 Corinthians 11:27) are the only things that make us unworthy and unprepared. Out of love for God and fervent love toward all, we seek to administer this Sacrament in the most God-pleasing way possible. But I am afraid that Mr. Jack Chick would condemn me as a death cookie distributor as well. Pastor Robert Portier Saint Paul Lutheran Church

Editor: Thanks for giving me a chance to tell County Mayor Larry Waters to not stop our Lord’s Prayer from being part of the meetings of Sevier County Commission. To Mr. Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, please remember Hebrews 10-31 in our Bible. It is a fearful thing to fall in the hands of the living God. When I was in Vietnam, my God was with me. When I was bleeding to death, my God took care of me. He walked every step with me; he never left me. I depended on him daily, and I still do, daily. I feel sorry for Mr. Boston and his group in Washington, D.C. I bet our troops in the war we are now in don’t resist our Lord’s Prayer. It’s a funny thing, Mr. Boston, when we are in deep need, we call on our God, and then we forget him. But he doesn’t forget. Wonder if Mr. Boston has ever given anything for his country. I bet not. When your life depends on it, our Lord is who we call on. Our God knows the country needs him now. God bless. Douglas Milton Ikerd Sevierville

New show at Miracle Theater degrades the story of Joseph

Editor: We want to publicly thank Milton and Jody Greer for speaking out about the new Miracle Theater show that degrades the story of Joseph. We set out for a night of celebration of my birthday by eating out and taking in the Miracle Theater. This definitely will be a birthday I remember for a long time, but not because I enjoyed the show. We went away shocked, disappointed and appalled at the way one of our favorite Bible stories was made fun of. We only stayed for the second half because we were curious as to how the Gospel was going to be presented in this mockery of one of God’s precious stories, only to be disappointed that the mocking was repeated in the conclusion. It is a shame that the lessons taught in this amazing story were not portrayed for what God intended them. We agree that it is a terrible waste of talent. We hope and pray the owners and producers will not continue this mockery of the Bible. We certainly do not want the visitors to our area to go away thinking that we agree that it is all right to make a mock of God’s word. We also suggest that if the Miracle Theater wishes to continue with this show, that they change the name of the theater so that the public will not be deceived into thinking this has anything to do with Christianity. Allen and Cynthia Villanueva Sevierville

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Mix of veterans, newcomers will lead Bearettes Third-year coach Kroll has five returning starters for jump to IMAC By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor SEVIERVILLE — Thirdyear head coach Jill Kroll will lead her Bearettes into battle in a new district this season, and she’ll be doing it with a lot of new faces in the starting lineup. “We’ve got five new starting position players, and four (of those) are new to our team,” the coach said Friday as her team concluded practice at SCHS. “We’re pretty young, we’ve only got Jason Davis/The Mountian Press two seniors this year.” Kaitlyn Reilly puts down a bunt perfectly between third base and the And, of the two seniors, pitcher and gets a good break out of the batter’s box for an infield single only one has varsity experi- during practice on Friday afternoon at Sevier County High School. ence at Sevier County. “Jessica Hurst and Brittany Gallant are our seniors,” Kroll said. “This is Brittany’s first year out here with us, and Jessica transferred from Seymour a couple of years ago so this is her second year with us.” With that being said, Kroll is expecting a lot from her junior class — the class that started their SCHS careers Jason Davis/The Mountain Press when she took over at the helm of the squad. Third baseman Riana Blankenship fires across “They’ve been here since my first year, so they kind of the diamond for an infield assist. know what I expect out of them and they’ve kind of bought into the system. Our juniors are definitely our leaders.” Those players, Kaylee Kilroy, Melissa Finazzo and Kaitlyn Reilly, will be looked for to show the ropes to the incoming players, which make up over half of the starting lineup. Pitching duties will be handled by Brittany Ramsey and Finazzo, who will be the team’s starting second baseman as well. At first base the Bearettes will have Bailey Thomas, at shortstop Jaden McClure and at third, Riana Blankenship. Patrolling the outfield will be Brittany Gallant, center fielder Jordan Watkins and Kilroy in left. Handling the pitchers from behind the plate will be Hurst’s primary duties. When it comes to the team’s strengths, coach Kroll Jason Davis/The Mountain Press points to their defense. Sevier County left fielder Kayley Kilroy takes a “Our strength would be stab at a drive blasted to left. While she wasn’t our fielding,” she said. “Our able to come up with the catch, Kilroy did hamJason Davis/The Mountain Press mer a few pitches to the outfield in her turn at See BEARETTES, Page A11 Bearette Brittany Ramsey takes a cut at a pitch during the Purple and the plate. White’s practice Friday afternoon at SCHS.


Lady Vols whack Ole Miss at SEC tournament 76-51 By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer

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Tennessee forward Alyssia Brewer (33) goes to the basket against Mississippi guard LaKendra Phillips (3) in the second half during a second round game of the SEC womens basketball tournament on Friday.

DULUTH, Ga. — Mississippi coach Renee Ladner has yet to find a good way to defend Tennessee’s Alicia Manning. “Alicia Manning has kicked our butt (three) times we played them,” Ladner said. “She’s outmanned us, outhustled us and beat us on the boards.” Alyssia Brewer scored 21 points, Manning had 14 points with a career-high 14 rebounds, and No. 4 Tennessee beat Mississippi 76-51 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Friday. The Lady Volunteers (28-2) have won 12 straight overall and 17 consecutive in the SEC second round. Bianca Thomas scored 15 points for Ole Miss (17-14), which has dropped two of three and nine of 12 overall. The Rebels have lost 20 straight and 28 of 30 to Tennessee.

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The Lady Vols were determined to hold Thomas’ production down following her 34-point performance in Tennessee’s 12-point home win against Ole Miss last Sunday. “We were really focusing on limiting her touches, keeping a hand in her face at all times, getting in her shooting rhythm so she couldn’t get her shots off,” Manning said. “I think we did a pretty good job of that.” Brewer hit nine of 11 shots from the field. Her layup with 6:10 remaining made it 72-40 and gave

Tennessee its biggest lead. After scoring 20 points in victories over Alabama and Florida earlier this season, Brewer had her SEC career high against Ole Miss. “I think it’s been some of the confidence factor, having confidence in my shot,” said Brewer, a sophomore forward. “Also as a team, whenever we start moving, it opens different shots for each of us.” The Lady Vols are trying to win the SEC regularseason and league tournament titles in the same year for the seventh time overall and the first time since 2000. Angie Bjorklund added 16 points and five assists for Tennessee, which stretched its SEC secondround winning streak to 17 games. “We had some great possessions and we had some ugly possessions,” Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt said. “We’ve got to be more See LADY VOLS, Page A9

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Chicago Bears win Julius Peppers sweepstakes Team also inks RB Taylor and TE Manumaleuna By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer

LAKE FOREST, Ill. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Julius Peppers is no longer a Carolina Panther. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive end and top free agent prize agreed Friday to a six-year deal with the Chicago Bears, the biggest move on a day the team showed itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intent on contending again after missing the playoffs the past three seasons. Terms of Peppersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; deal were not released. Several outlets reported it was worth $72 million, with about $40 million coming in the first three years. The NFL Network, citing a source, reported the deal was for $79.8 million, with $40 million guaranteed in the first

three seasons. Peppersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; agent, Carl Carey, did not return messages left by The Associated Press. Besides Peppers, the Bears lured running back Chester Taylor from NFC North champion Minnesota with a fouryear contract and blocking tight end Brandon Manumaleuna from San Diego with a five-year deal. Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract is worth $12.5 million with $7 million guaranteed, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiation. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. By landing one of the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top pass rushers and a running back who

SPORTS BRIEFS Traveling team holding try-outs The Smoky Mountain Extreme competitive baseball traveling team is seeking 12-under players for the 2010 spring season. For tryout information call 865-748-2564. Players must not be 13 before May 1.

iHoops Challenge set for Sunday Local youngsters ages 9 to 14 have the opportunity to participate in the Inaugural iHoops Skills Challenge this Sunday, March 7, at the Pigeon Forge Community Center. This national basketball skills competition provides boys and girls a free opportunity to showcase their basketball abilities in a time-based, half-court obstacle course. The iHoops Skills Challenge focuses on basketball skill development while encouraging participation in the game. Participants may register the day of the event and must bring a copy of their birth certificate and complete a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. A copy of the registration/waiver form is available online at For additional information on the iHoops Skills Challenge, please visit

Special Olympic golf tourney ahead The Special Olympic Golf Tournament will be Wednesday, March 31, at Eagles Landing. The contest will be 2-man scramble and will cost $75 per person. The cost includes lunch by Collier Food Group and dinner by Carinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Grill. Call Dan Deremer for more information at 680-3668.

Little Bears football spring sign-ups

Come join the Purple and White on what could be a historic season. All three teams 10-11yrs, 8-9yrs, 6-7yrs will compete for the coveted EMFC Football Superbowl this season. The league has a record of 46 wins and 14 losses over the last two seasons with two Super Bowl Championships. We stress hard work, commitment and sportsmanship while teaching the fundamentals of football. Joining in the spring allows the players to get to know the system before the regular season rolls around. Spring sign ups will be held on March 6 from 9 a.m. until noon at the football field next to Sevierville Middle School. For more info call Joy at 865-776-3325.

Spring fitness swimming at Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;burg The Gatlinburg Recreation Department will be having an after school Spring Swim for Fitness program for students that can swim the length of the pool. Sessions are as follows: Feb 2-20, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30-4:30 ($20 for 8 classes); March 2-30, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ($20 for 8 classes); April 1-29, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ($17.50, 7 classes); and May 3-27, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ($20 for 8 classes). To register for any of these sessions, payments may be made at the Gatlinburg Community Center Information Office. There is a limit of 14 chilFive Oaks Tire & Service dren per class. For more 1425 Parkway (865) 453-3469 information, call Sherry Located Across From Walmart Jochen at 436-4990. Hours of Operation

could challenge incumbent Matt Forte, Chicago showed just how serious it is about contending in the NFC after missing the playoffs the past three years. General manager Jerry Angelo and coach Lovie Smith are operating on a win-or-else mandate from above after a 7-9 season that left many in Chicago calling for sweeping changes. A coaching staff shakeup that left the Bears with new offensive and defensive coordinators in Mike Martz and Rod Marinelli was just a start. The signings on Friday do not guarantee a turnaround, as Bears fans learned last season after the trade with Denver for quarterback Jay Cutler. Even so, the Bears did address some big needs, particularly on the defensive line. The 6-foot-7 Peppers brings uncanny athletic ability and questionable consistency, along with the 81 sacks he collected in eight seasons with Carolina â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10 1/2 last year. In Chicago, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get to play alongside Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher and Tommie Harris, and give a much-needed boost to a defense that ranked 17th overall and tied for 13th in sacks with 35. Peppers had been looking to get out of Carolina the past few years and he basically got his wish when the Panthers decided not to place the restrictive franchise tag on their career sacks leader for a second consecutive year at a cost of at least $20.1 million. That decision ended two rocky years of negotiations between the Panthers and Peppers, who played at North Carolina and was

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efficient. I think our team understands that, but overall a great win.â&#x20AC;? Ole Missâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kayla Melson, the SEC assists leader, was helped off the floor with 12:29 left in the game after injuring her right ankle. She finished with 14 points and three assists. The Rebels dropped to 1-10 when the junior guard has fewer than five assists. Melson described the injury as a mild sprain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My ankles have been tweaked since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been (at Ole Miss),â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve sprained both ankles


This Nov. 16, 2008 file photo shows Carolina Panthers' Julius Peppers (90) sacking Detroit Lions quarterback Daunte Culpepper (11) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Peppers, perhaps the most sought-after NFL free agent this offseason, signed with the Chicago Bears on Friday. drafted second overall by Carolina in 2002. Peppers acknowledged in a radio interview last month that he turned down a contract offer after the 2007 season that would have made him the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highestpaid defensive player. A year later, the Panthers ignored his public pleas to be allowed to leave in free agency and slapped him with the franchise tag and a one-year, $16.7 million tender.

Peppers eventually softened his stance and began negotiating on a long-term contract. They couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree, and he wound up earning $18.2 million in 2009, including a $1.5 million bonus for making the Pro Bowl. Taylor, meanwhile, backed up All-Pro Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll challenge for time in the Bears backfield after Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hallmark running game slipped last season, with Forte rush-

numerous times. This time was kind of different because I felt something I usually donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel.â&#x20AC;? The Rebels, who last made the SEC semifinals in 1993, lost their seventh straight second-round game. Ladner gave Manning much of the credit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once again she came in and got a double-double,â&#x20AC;? Ladner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is getting better every time I see her play, particularly against us.â&#x20AC;? Tennessee won the rebounding battle 48-22. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ole Miss is a really aggressive team,â&#x20AC;? Manning said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just had to match that, try to be more aggressive than them.â&#x20AC;?

No. 4 TENNESSEE 76, MISSISSIPPI 51 MISSISSIPPI (17-14) Robertson 1-8 0-0 2, Holloway 0-4 0-0 0, Black 5-9 0-0 11, Melson 6-11 2-2 14, Thomas 5-16 4-7 15, Phillips 0-2 0-0 0, Byrd 3-4 0-0 6, Laws 0-1 0-0 0, Marbra 0-0 0-0 0, Hameth 0-2 0-0 0, Lewis 0-2 3-5 3. Totals 20-59 9-14 51. TENNESSEE (28-2)  Brewer 9-11 3-4 21, Cain 2-2 1-2 5, Bjorklund 5-12 2-2 16, Manning 7-13 0-0 14, Stricklen 3-8 2-2 10, Bass 0-0 2-2 2, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Spani 1-7 0-0 2, Smallbone 1-3 0-0 2, Johnson 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 30-62 10-12 76. Halftimeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tennessee 50-25. 3-Point Goalsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mississippi 2-19 (Black 1-3, Thomas 1-6, Melson 0-1, Hameth 0-2, Robertson 0-7), Tennessee 6-16 (Bjorklund 4-9, Stricklen 2-5, Spani 0-1, Smallbone 0-1). Fouled Outâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Byrd. Reboundsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mississippi 22 (Black 4), Tennessee 48 (Manning 14). Assistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mississippi 7 (Melson 3), Tennessee 19 (Bjorklund 5). Total Foulsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mississippi 15, Tennessee 16. Technicalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Byrd. Aâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;NA.

ing for 929 yards after finishing with 1,238 as a rookie in 2008. Taylor had 42 catches for 389 yards and 94 carries for 338 yards as a valuable third-down player for the Vikings. He rushed for 1,214 yards in 14 games in 2006 before Peterson arrived and reduced his role. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; AP Sports Writer Dave Campbell in Minneapolis contributed to this report.

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TV SPORTSWATCH (All times Eastern) Live, same-day, and delayed national TV sports coverage for week of Monday, March 1 through Sunday, March 7. Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Saturday, March 6 AUTO RACING 9:30 a.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Atlanta 200, at Hampton, Ga. 11 a.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Kobalt Tools 500, at Hampton, Ga. Noon SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Sprint Cup, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Hour Series,â&#x20AC;? final practice for Kobalt Tools 500, at Hampton, Ga. 2 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Truck Series, Atlanta 200, at Hampton, Ga. 5 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rolex Sports Car Series, Grand Prix of Miami, at Homestead, Fla. BOXING 9:30 p.m. HBO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; WBC champion Devon Alexander (19-0-0) vs. IBF champion Juan Urango (22-2-1), for WBC/IBF junior welterweight title, at Uncasville, Conn. GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open, third round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (same-day tape)

3 p.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, third round, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 6:30 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Champions Tour, Toshiba Classic, second round, at Newport Beach, Calif. (same-day tape) GYMNASTICS 1 p.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; American Cup, at Worcester, Mass. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. WGN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Preseason, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, at Mesa, Ariz. MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; National coverage, West Virginia at Villanova ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Texas A&M at Oklahoma ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Florida St. at Miami 2 p.m. CBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; National coverage, Kansas at Missouri ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Syracuse at Louisville ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; South Carolina at Vanderbilt 4 p.m. CBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; National coverage, UCLA at Arizona St. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Texas at Baylor ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Big South Conference, championship game, teams and site TBA VERSUS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wyoming at UNLV

6 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tennessee at Mississippi St. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlantic Sun Conference, championship game, teams TBA, at Macon, Ga. FSN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; California at Stanford 8 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ohio Valley Conference, championship game, teams TBA, at Nashville, Tenn. 9 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North Carolina at Duke MOTORSPORTS 8 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; AMA Supercross, at Daytona Beach, Fla. (sameday tape) RODEO 8 p.m. VERSUS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PBR, Built Ford Tough Invitational, at Kansas City, Mo. SOCCER 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Premier League, Manchester City vs. Tottenham, at Manchester, England WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. FSN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlantic Coast Conference, semifinal, teams TBA, at Greensboro, N.C. 3:30 p.m. FSN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlantic Coast Conference, semifinal, teams TBA, at Greensboro, N.C.

Dunlap, Mathies lead No. 19 Kentucky past Auburn By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer DULUTH, Ga. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell realized he hardly helped Victoria Dunlap last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just told her today she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to get down on herself,â&#x20AC;? Mitchell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told her I was not going to get down on her and that I was going to encourage her as much as I could.â&#x20AC;? Dunlap scored 24 points and Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;dia Mathies added 15 to help No. 19 Kentucky beat Auburn 65-54 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Friday. Kentucky snapped a twogame losing streak and improved to 2-5 against Auburn in the tournament. The Wildcats (24-6) also have the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most wins since 1982-83. Morgan Toles scored 13



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points for Auburn (15-16), which had won two straight and took a 12-point home victory over Kentucky last Sunday. Dunlap, Kentuckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first SEC player of the year, indicated that she and Mitchell agreed that the Wildcats couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to let Auburn gain much confidence early in the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He just talked about how last game we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come out with the right energy,â&#x20AC;? Dunlap said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was nothing different with him. Just stayed intense (and was) getting on us for just about everything.â&#x20AC;? Mathies, the SEC freshman of the year, hit a jumper with 6:54 remaining to push the lead back to 55-44. Dunlap followed with a fastbreak basket 11 seconds later to make it 57-44. Tigers guard Alli Smalley finished with 11 points, going

1 for 6 on 3-point attempts. She was alone, however, in trying to solve Kentuckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s press, which gave Auburn fits throughout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As soon as they get the ball out of the basket, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pushing it to the other end,â&#x20AC;? Smalley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely hard to keep up with them.â&#x20AC;? Kentucky, which began the game ranked third in the nation with a 7.6-plus turnover margin, forced Auburn to commit 20 miscues that led to 22 points. Mitchell, however, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pleased that the Wildcats occasionally seemed to lose focus in their half-court defense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You cannot give Auburn a lot of easy looks or theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make you pay,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I thought they adjusted well. I thought Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;dia and Victoria in the last 7 minutes of the first half made some tremendous plays.â&#x20AC;?


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hitting is coming along, but with only two pitchers at practice it’s hard to see a lot of live pitching, especially at the speeds we’re going to see. It’s a lot different when you’re hitting against a pitching machine as opposed to live pitching. We don’t want to work our two girls too hard in practice, so we’re going to have to work on that as we go through the season.” One big positive for the team is their willing to learn attitude and positive outlook. “They’re all out here because they want to be out here, which is a good thing,” Kroll said. “I think we’re going to do some pretty good things this year.” The move to the District 2-AAA Inter-Mountain Athletic Conference (IMAC) is another big change for the Bearettes. “I think we’re going from one of the toughest leagues in the state to one that’s just about there,” Kroll said. “I don’t think there’s a whole lot of drop-off. You’re going to have your good teams in any district and everybody

else is fighting for the three, four, five, six spots, they’re all right there. It’s going to come down to one play in one game for a lot of teams.” While the Bearettes have faced new division rivals Seymour and Cocke County on a regular basis, they haven’t seen much of the other IMAC teams in previous years. “That they’re pretty much all brand new, the Cherokees, the Morristowns, it’s all pretty new to us,” Kroll said. Defending league champion Morristown East will present a sizeable challenge, as will their cross-town rival Morristown West. But the coach is still enthusiastic about the year. “I believe we have the ability to be better than we were last year,” Kroll said of her team’s chances of surpassing last year’s three wins. “That’s what we talk about at practice. We need to start the next day where we finished the day before. We always need to keep building on it. And it’s the same thing for the season. I feel if they come out every game and grow and grow and grow, I think we can do some good things this year.”

SCOREBOARD T RANSACTIONS BASEBALL National League COLORADO ROCKIES— Agreed to terms with RHP Alberto Alburquerque, RHP Jhoulys Chacin, RHP Samuel Deduno, RHP Matt Daley, RHP Edgmer Escalona, RHP Shane Lindsay, RHP Juan Nicasio, RHP Greg Reynolds, RHP Chaz Roe, RHP Esmil Rogers, LHP Franklin Morales, LHP Greg Smith, C Mike McKenry, INF Hector Gomez, INF Chris Nelson, INF Ian Stewart, INF Eric Young Jr., OF Dexter Fowler, OF Carlos Gonzalez and OF Seth Smith to one-year contracts. American Association FORT WORTH CATS— Signed RHP Joseph Muro, OF Marcus Porchia and C Brandon Fowler. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS— Signed OF Matt Padgett and OF Matt Esquivel. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS— Signed RHP Nick Sottung. FLORENCE FREEDOM— Signed 3B Johnny Welch to a contract extension. Signed RHP James Deighton, catcher Chris Oppel, RHP Jacob Ozment, and RHP Brendon Smith. Traded RHP Mark DiBernardo to Edinburg (United) for LHP Austin


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A Cuban doctor attends Chilean Mario Ruz at a field hospital set up in Rancagua, Chile, Friday.

Foreign hospitals help Chileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quake-damaged health system CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chile launched a hepatitis and tetanus vaccination campaign Friday and doctors warned of outbreaks of diarrhea and infection among thousands of people displaced by the earthquake and the tsunami that heavily damaged or destroyed 36 hospitals and made garbage dumps of coastal towns and cities. With many pharmacies looted, people suffering from diabetes, hypertension and psychological illnesses are going without medicine. Doctors report increasing cases of diarrhea among people drinking unclean water and worry that huge piles of garbage and tons of rotting fish and other

debris along the coast have become nests of infection. A growing number of patients are getting injured as they wade through the mess. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to keep needing water, electric systems, a functioning sewage system. We need to clean up rotting fish in the streets. We need chemical toilets, and when it starts raining, people living in tents are going to get wet and sick. All this is going to cause infections,â&#x20AC;? said Talcahuano Mayor Gaston Saavedra, whose port city was heavily damaged by the Feb. 27 quake and tsunami. Chile said more than a dozen of its own military and civilian field hospitals were operating Friday. Mobile

hospitals from a half-dozen other countries also were opening or about to open â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an unusual situation for a country that proudly sends rescue and relief teams to the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trouble spots. But most of the foreign units werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t treating anyone a week after the disaster. Chile insisted donor nations first figure out how to coordinate with Chileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advanced, if wounded, public health system. A Peruvian field hospital opened in Concepcion on Thursday with three operating rooms and 28 beds. But surgeons, trauma specialists and stood with their arms crossed Friday, waiting for patients to be sent by local health officials.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thousands of Iraqis living abroad lined up at polling stations to cast ballots in their homelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crucial parliamentary elections Friday, a constituency Iraqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunni Arab minority hope will boost their showing. Voting was being held in 16 countries across the globe, from neighboring Syria and Jordan, which are home to the largest Iraqi expatriate communities, to Australia and the United States. The United Nations refugee agency estimates that around 2 million Iraqis are living abroad â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the majority of whom fled violence following the 2003 U.S.led invasion. A large proportion of those â&#x20AC;&#x201D; particularly in Jordan and Syria â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are Sunni Arabs who fled the fierce wave of sectarian killings at the height of the Iraq war. That has made their votes a major focus of attention for Sunni leaders in Iraq, who are hoping a solid turnout among their community will counterbalance a strong vote among the Shiite majority for their own religious parties. Voting abroad will be held for three days, while in Iraq most voters go to the polls on Sunday, choosing a 325-seat legislature. The largest bloc in parliament will try to put together a government to

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lead Iraq for four key years as U.S. troops withdraw. In Jordan, a Sunni tribal leader from the western Iraqi province of Anbar, Saad Al-Hardan, warned that after the Americans leave, Iran will try to dominate Iraq â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a common fear among Sunnis because of the deep ties between Iraqi Shiite parties and Tehran. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The U.S. occupation will end, but the Iranian one is there to stay. The Iranian influence is significant in parliament and in the government,â&#x20AC;? he said. Many of those voting said they wanted liberal and secular politicians to take over from Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who many Sunni Muslims accuse of isolating Sunnis. Al-Malikiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government â&#x20AC;&#x153;hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done anything for Iraq,â&#x20AC;? said Samir al-Abdali, 56, who voted with his wife and daughter at a polling center in Damascus, one of 23 stations in Syria. He said he voted for Iraqiya, a secular list that includes both Shiites and Sunnis. Among its leaders


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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 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 Registerďż˝ 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, Registerďż˝ 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, Registerďż˝s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. 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 February 20, 27 & March 6, 2010

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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 RUCHARD R. VANCE, Circuit Judge. This 12th day of FEBRUARY, 2010. Rita D. Ellison Circuit Court Clerk Heather Estabrook Deputy Clerk 02-20-10, 02-27-10 03-06-10, 03-13-10



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PURSUANT OF DEFAULT Provisions Chapter 717, 1980 Public Acts of Tennessee, the contents of the following leased spaces will be sold to satisfy the ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lien. The entire contents will be sold to the public for the highest cash bid. The sale will be held on the unit site of S & S Mini Storage located at 249 Mount Rd. and at Hwy. 66 and Hwy. 139 intersection in Kodak, TN 37764. Time: 12:00 noon on March 20, 2010. This applies to the following units: Unit 432 Damian Gray 1218 Dantmore Rd Kodak, TN 37764

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NOTICE OF BMA WORKSHOP CITY OF SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE This will serve as legal notice that the Sevierville Board of Mayor and Alderman (BMA) has scheduled a workshop on Monday, March 15, 2010. The Workshop will be held at 4:00 PM in the Council Hall at the Sevierville Civic Center, 130 Gary Wade Blvd., Sevierville, TN. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss PBA Project and Budget Update and other items of interest. Lynn K. McClung, City Records

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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

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.

in the Mountain Press for four consecutive weeks. This 20th day of February, 2010.

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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.



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Local cabin company taking applications for Reservationist, Assistant Manager, and Cleaners. Apply in person at: 333 Ski Mtn. Rd. Gatlinburg. Local resort now hiring Part-time Housekeepers. Must be able to work weekends and have dependable transportation. Experience preferred. Applications are available at 746 Ski Mountain Road, Gatlinburg or resumes can be faxed to 865/436-4657. Looking for experienced Reservationist for fast paced rental office. Aunt Bugâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabin Rentals 908-4948. Mechanic & Helper w/tools for busy shop, 6 day work week. 908-7814. NASCAR Speedpark is now accepting applications. Apply in person at 1545 Parkway, Sevierville or online at Now hiring full time and part time HOUSEKEEPERS. Tree Tops Resort of Gatlinburg. 865436-6559. Probabtion Officer position available. Supervising misdemeanor defendants, 4 yr. degree required in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology. Send resume to: 233 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862. Security Officers needed. Must have state license. Call 531-8317 or 9249636. Supervisor needed with strong people, customer relations and leadership skills in a fast paced rental company Benefits/full time. Fax resume to 774-1713. We are seeking friendly, honest and dedicated Associates. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hiring full & part time Associates. We offer a fun & respectful work environment and an excellent compensation plan including: Great starting hourly wages; Flexible scheduling; 401K, Health insurance and Direct deposit plans available; Generous Christmas bonus; Advancement opportunities; Ongoing training; Free family admission to all company attractions. Please apply in person at The Big Castle, Monday-Friday 10am6pm. MagiQuest, 2491 Parkway, Pigeon Forge. Must be 16 to apply. EOE 238 HOTEL/MOTEL Best Western Zoderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inn, 402 Parkway, Gatlinburg hiring Housekeepers. Drug Free Work Place. Excellent Starting Pay. Apply in person. No phone calls please. Best Western Zoderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inn, 402 Parkway, Gatlinburg. Desk Clerk Position. 3 p.m.-11 p.m. shift. Part time 3 to 5 days per week. Excellent starting pay. Apply in person. No phone calls please.

242 RESTAURANT Now Hiring: All positions. Apply in person at: Blaineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill & Bar light #8 Gatlinburg, No Way Joseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Light #5, Gatlinburg, No Way Joseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Pigeon Forge Waldens Landing Mon-Fri 11:30am3pm OPEN HOUSE: Now hiring. On the spot interviews Mon.Thurs. 2-4; All positions. Good references req. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., 900 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN. 244 RETAIL SALES Now Hiring Top Sales People & Quality Retail Sales Associates for Lilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s As Seen on TV Store. Full-Time. Outstanding Customer Service Skills and Professional Sales ability needed. Flexibility & Dependability including Evenings & Weekends. Growth Opportunity. Vacation Pay. Employee Discount. Apply in person at 1985 Winfield Dunn Pkwy., Sevierville. 245 SALES Seeking Wedding Sales/Coordinator with excellent customer service, computer and telemarketing skills. Call 430-8877 to schedule application appointment. 247 MAINTENANCE Skilled full time maintenance person. Fast paced environment, evening & weekends, satellite TV experience. Drug testing required. 865-4285551. 248 CABIN CLEANING Cabin Cleaners needed. Transportation & weekends a must. Call 8034576. 250 BARBER/BEAUTY

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2 Rm Eff. near Old Mill in PF. $140 weekly. Dam. req. Util incl. 250-7740

2BR 2BA triplex PF. 2BR apt Sev. No pets. Clean & convenient. 453-5079. 2BR Apartments for Rent $475, $500 & $550 a month. 908-7805 or 3681327 2BR/1BA Apt. for rent. $600/mo. $550 deposit. Pet friendly, Boyds Creek area. 865-712-5823. APT FOR RENT IN KODAK: Deposit Call Barbara 865368-5338 CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5BA $545 2BR/2BA Large Garden apartment $570.00 to $580.00 865-429-4470 GATLINBURG Trolley rt. 2BR, furn. or unfurn. No pets. 865-621-3015.

RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545.00 to $695.00 865-429-2962 Sevierville, off Chapman Hwy, 1BR, water & W/D inlcuded. Pets welcome $450 mth, 1st & last. 865774-3553 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.

Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek. Fully furnished. Utilities included. $225 & $250 wk. 850-2487 2BR 2BA, hot tub, fully furnished cabin. across from Black Bear Jamboree. Community swimming pool. 1st, last, security. $900 mth. 865-428-2878 2BR/2BA, lg. sunroom, secluded, beautiful view. $850/mo. 1st & last mo. rent. Call 865-436-4227. 3BR 1BA House $850, 2BR 2BA $725 in Sevierville 865256-4809 or 865654-6042






Nice res. area off Hwy 66 2BR 2BA Furn/unfurn. with utilities & laundry. Pets welcome. 1 yr lease $875. 865774-3553


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


Office 1 block off Parkway. $475 mo. S. Boulevard Way. 933-6544

581 PETS

FREE KITTENS. Already fixed & vaccinated. Call Sonya 617-2380.


Some pets ok. Call for pet policy. 865-908-6789

Free Kittens to good home.Also 1 Siamese $55. 436-3868 731-453-5233.

Four Seasons Motor Lodge in Gatlinburg hiring 2nd Shift Desk Clerk. Apply in person.



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


4 BD / 2 BA + GARAGE 4 MILES FROM EXIT 407 $950/MONTH + DEPOSIT. NO PETS. 865-712-5238 3BR 2BA Overlooking PF. Fully furn. Jac, Fp, very clean, new Carpet, 2 car gar. 1st, last dam. 865-755-5325 o/a

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1,800 sq. ft. Nicely Furnished 2 Baths, PF/Gat


   2BD / 1BA House Sevierville Area on Parkway for lease with Side Storage Building

850-2487 2/2 Townhome Sevierville Area $


Some pets ok. Call for pet policy. 865-908-6789

BOB RENTS 1 & 2 BR UNITS in Sevierville Pet Friendly

EFFICIENCIES All Utilities Included

Wears Valley 1BD/1.5BA Pet Friendly

PIGEON FORGE luxury condo 2BR/2BA all extras


3BR, 2BA house in Shaconage Sub. $1250/mo. + dep. Call Todd 865-7053017.

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


1999 REDMAN 16X80, 3/2 Vinyl sided, shingled roof in great cond. 17,500 firm cash. Call 865-258-3602.

Large 3 level 3BR, 2.5 Bath near PF/Gat. $1050/mo. 805804-0590. NEW 2BR 2BA house. $550 mth. 865654-0221

HOME SHOW MARCH 11,12, & 13th at The Smokies Stadium 21 Homes on display FOR SPECIAL OFFERS

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.


RV Sites starting from $285 & UP on

Indian Camp Creek Monthly or Yearly Rentals. Utilities & wiďŹ Bathhouse & Laundromat Furn Near the Park Off Hwy 321 850-2487

3BR/2BA Boyds Creek area. $850 month. 865-368-1659 or 865-209-2201. 3BR/2BA w/FP, very near Sev. city limits, $750/mo., $750 dep. Credit check. 865-254-0678. 3BR/2BA w/garage, + bonus room. In Kodak. $950/mo + dep. 865-748-2684 4BR 3BA $1000 mth 2610 Surftide Dr in Dandridge off Exit 407. Near Dam, lake view. 865405-1478.



2BR/2BA 2 car garage Condo recently remodeled. Near hospital, schools & shopping $139,900 429-2880 or 6032881.

2006 Honda 400, 4 wheel drive. Good condition. $3,500. 908-0584 or 8507464.

Belle Meadows 4BR/2BA 2 car garage 2200 sq ft +/$1,200 per month 865-429-2962 Brand new 4BR/2.5BA home for lease. Lakeside Estates. Call for more information & pictures. $1200/mo. 865250-0212. Duplex Large 2+2 Like new. Has it all. Yard kept. No pets. 205 Hicks Dr by BankEast. $700 mth 453-4537 c 406-1456 FULLY FURNISHED 1440sf HOUSE 4 min from Walden's Landing off Wears Valley Rd convenient to all the back roads. Cedar cottage, picturesque views from covered deck with hot tub. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan. Fully furnished with cabin decor. Huge master suite with corner Jacuzzi, queen bed, and fireplace. Knotty pine walls and hardwood floors in main area. (Propane heat, central air, Comcast broadband available. Maid service available.) Sorry, no smokers, cats, or large dogs. $900 and worth it. 865-862-8769. Pics at

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Dear Annie: My mother-in-law has a heart of gold and always tries to help out — even when it is not welcome. My husband is in the military, and I’m a stayat-home mom. When he leaves on deployment, his mother takes charge of his bills and decides how much of an allowance I get for groceries, gas, etc. I have told my husband that I would like him to give me control of my own house. I know he tells his mother this, but she either won’t listen or doesn’t understand. I have no idea how to talk to her about this, and his next deployment is in a couple of months. Any suggestions? — Overwhelmed Daughter-in-Law Dear Overwhelmed: How does his mother get access to his bills? Are his paychecks coming to her? Since talking to Mom doesn’t help, your husband must set things up so that his income and household bills come directly to you. If you are living with Mom, he can open a post office box or have you pay some of the bills online. He must be willing to do this, or the situation will not change. Unless, of course, the money for these bills is coming out of Mom’s pocket. In that case, she has every right to manage the household and give you an allowance. Dear Annie: My dad is in his 70s and is way past obese. He is so big, he becomes breathless walking from one room to another. Even when he is sitting, you can hear

him fighting to breathe normally. There are many siblings in our family. When we have holiday gettogethers, we see what is happening and grow increasingly upset about Dad’s overall health. Mom says she tries to control his food intake during the year, but he continues to get bigger and bigger. Since he refuses to talk about the issue, my brother wrote him a long letter telling him all of our concerns. Dad thanked him for the letter and then never spoke about it again. My problem is, I can barely speak to him, let alone look at him. I think he is being very selfish by doing nothing to help himself. One of these days, he will leave our mother alone, and in the meantime, we have to watch him slowly kill himself. Both of my parents read your column daily, so your perspective would be appreciated. — Son of a Portly Pop Dear Son: Please try to forgive your father for finding his weight too overwhelming and depressing to fix. It is so difficult for him to move that exercise seems out of the question, and he has become fatalistic

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about his chances for survival, so why bother to eat properly? Part of his breathing difficulties may also be due to other medical or psychological causes, although his size undoubtedly exacerbates whatever else is going on. Dad should first see his doctor. Perhaps Mom would be willing to talk to a nutritionist about healthy meals that will fill him up without filling him out. You also can suggest that she (or one of you) ask Dad to come on a slow, short walk after dinner to encourage him to move a little bit more. But if none of this works, it serves no purpose to be angry, because stress will only make it worse. Right now, this is the best he can do. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Going Gray and Loving It.” I do not color my hair. Instead, I wear a sweatshirt that reads, “Gray is the new Blonde.” Everyone who sees it loves it. — Also Loving My Gray Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, 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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