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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 69 ■ March 10, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents

Wednesday

Spur totally open — for now

INSIDE

Work on phase two to begin on Monday By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

5Great Expectations Sterling has high hopes for Lady Tigers Sports, Page A8

PIGEON FORGE — Just more than two months after a rockslide blocked both southbound lanes of the Spur just past the Pigeon Forge

city limits, traffic is flowing freely through the area again – at least for now. Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) officials announced Tuesday the road has been cleared and was opened completely Friday, though that will only last through the beginning of next week, with the second phase of the project likely to force occasional one-lane closures.

The move was made possible because the work now is being done off-site as crews from Charles Blalock & Sons Construction cast concrete panels that will be used to cover the wooden retaining wall that has been put up at the site. At the request of the National Park Service, which manages most of the road’s length between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TDOT agreed to put faux stone over the structure.

The Blalock workers are pouring wet cement into metal molds that will create panels that have the appearance of stone masonry. Those will be finished with a stain to make them appear more realistic, TDOT spokeswoman Yvette Martinez said. Having completed the first phase of the work, which called for the

Tires shot out after man rams squad car

Keeping his eye on the ball

By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

5Adoptable Pets Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter offers pets looking for a good home Local, Page A2

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A magical weekend in PF Enthusiasts gather at Country Tonite Theater Page A3

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Stephen Cain, 5, keeps his eyes on the ball as he practices t-ball with his father Chris at Sevierville City Park on Monday. This will be Stephen’s first year playing so he and his father, suffering a case of cabin fever, headed to the park to take advantage of the spring-like weather.

Weather Today Scattered Showers High: 61°

Tonight Scattered Showers Low: 49° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Lawson Ogle, 94 Edna Inman, 79 Lon Sutton, 73 Dwight Wolfe, 53 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . A1-11 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-11 Classifieds . . . . . . A12-14 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A16 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A16

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

See spur, Page A4

AT&T brings U-verse to Sevier By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer Local dignitaries and other community leaders arrived at the AT&T store in Sevierville Friday morning for the company’s latest announcement: It has launched AT&T U-verse services in parts of Sevier County, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, including its U-verse TV, U-verse High Speed Internet and U-verse Voice. AT&T U-verse services, which are all delivered over its Internet Protocol network, bring together customers’ TV, broadband, home phone and wireless services on one bill with unique features that provide a new level of integration, convenience and control. “Sevier County will have an exciting new entertainment experience,” said Alan Hill, AT&T regional director of external affairs. See at&t, Page A4

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Launching AT&T U-verse in Sevier County on Friday were, from left, Jim McHargue, AT&T; state Rep. Richard Montgomery; Chris Gray, AT&T; Tammy DeGregorio, AT&T; Larry Waters, Sevier County mayor; Bryan Atchley, city of Sevierville mayor; Bill Snodgrass, district director for Congressman Phil Roe; Alan Hill, AT&T; state Sen. Doug Overbey; and Will Widby, AT&T.

SEVIERVILLE — Deputies had to shoot out the tires of a truck driven by local man after he repeatedly rammed a cruiser with it. The suspect was arrested with the help of a sheriff’s department dog when he tried to flee on foot, according to reports. Eric Christopher Hansen 31, of 1745 Walnut Lane in Sevierville, led deputies on a vehicle pursuit Sunday. He fled in his Nissan pickup after officers arrived at the scene of a dispute. “They got a complaint of a possible domestic dispute, and when they got there, he ran,” Sheriff Ron Seals said in an interview Tuesday when asked about the incident by The Mountain Press. Hansen reportedly turned his truck around at the end of a narrow road and drove straight at the deputies, striking Lewis’ vehicle head-on when Lewis didn’t move the cruiser out of Hansen’s way. Deputy Blaine Lewis said Hansen struck his cruiser during the pursuit, causing severe damage to the vehicle, then backed up and struck it again, and then again before Lewis shot out the tires. “I shot the front tire out because I was afraid he was going to run me over with his truck,” Lewis said in a warrant for Hansen’s arrest. Hansen then jumped out of the truck to flee, but was apprehended when Lewis sent his K-9 partner, Nina, after him. After See car, Page A4

Park gives tip of Stetson to honorary ranger Submitted Report

NATIONAL PARK — Great Smoky Mountains National Park managers and Friends of the Smokies board members gathered recently to recognize longtime park supporter Wilma Maples of Gatlinburg as an honorary National Park Ranger. Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson presented Maples with a mounted Stetson hat for her numerous contributions to support improvements to the Park, as well as support of the park’s staff and their families. “Over the years, Mrs. Maples has stepped up on numerous occasions to help the park overcome a challenging situation and keep us moving forward,” Ditmanson said. “In 2005, we were ready to award a contract for the new Twin Creeks Science and Education Center, but the lowest bid received still exceeded the federal funding available. The Friends of the Smokies came forward to make up the shortfall, with a leadership gift from Wilma. “She has been there for us on numerous other Submitted occasions. She helped create a Tremont endowment Longtime Great Smoky Mountains National Park supporter is presented that allows less fortunate students to participate with a mounted Stetson for her contributions by Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson See stetson, Page A4


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The Mountain Press â—† Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Local police nab three in connection with home invasion in Red Bank

o bit u a r i e s In Memoriam

Dwight David Wolfe

By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

Dwight David Wolfe, age 53 of Kodak, passed away Monday, March 8, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents Virgie Breeden McFalls and Virgil Bryan Wolfe. A beloved husband, father and friend, he is survived by wife, Tracey Wolfe; son, Tony Wolfe; daughter, Rachel Wolfe; brothers, Jeff and Scotty Wolfe; sisters, Virginia Baxter, Sherry Adkins, and Lisa Bohanan; aunts, Brenda Blanchard and Nancy Grubaugh; uncle, Orton Breeden; special friends, David Kerr and Rick Williams; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made Atchley Funeral Home to benefit the family. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home.

SEVIERVILLE — Sevierville police have apprehended three people wanted in connection with an alleged home invasion in Hamilton County. The Red Bank Police Department had issued a bulletin asking for law enforcement to be on the lookout for a black Camaro with a tem-

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removal of slide debris and stabilization of the hillside, workers must now wait for the panels to cure before they can do anything further. That will likely take until Thursday and, with a forecast for extended rain showers and a contract stipulation that all lanes remain open during the weekends, the decision was made to open the lanes for now and start the next phase on Monday, Martinez said. “TDOT estimates crews will begin to install the rock façade during the week of March 15,â€? she said. “At that time one southbound lane will close to allow crews to safely work on phase two of the rockslide repairs.â€? That second portion of the effort also calls for repaving and re-striping work on both sides of the highway to repair any damage done by the heavy machinery used in the project on the southbound side or the demands of handling all detour traffic on the northbound lanes. Blalock, operating on an emergency contract, completed the first phase of the work almost two weeks ahead of schedule, meaning it will get the total early completion bonus of $50,000. “Phase two is also currently ahead of schedule for completion,â€? Martinez said. “The entire emergency project is scheduled to be finished on or before April 30, 2010.â€? That date is the one set forward in the contract. So far, officials overseeing the project have been reluctant to offer a new projected completion date, concerned March’s tendency to “come in like a lionâ€? could push the effort back a bit. “We want to be careful about giving people an end date and then not being able to meet that date,â€? Martinez said. “It’s looking good now, though. Currently the contractor is ahead of schedule.â€?

that, Deputy Curtis French, who also took part in the chase, said he found Hansen smelled strongly of alcohol, with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. “He was highly intoxicated,� Seals said. Hansen’s tirade continued even after he was taken to the Sevier County Jail; Sgt. Phil King wrote in a warrant that Hansen struck and broke a window in one of the jail’s holding cells. Deputies also found

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In Memoriam

Lon E. Sutton

Lon E. Sutton, age 73 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville. He retired from the U.S. Government, Department of Agriculture. Mr. Sutton was a past president of the Sevierville Jaycees. He loved to fish on Douglas Lake and Lake Okeechobee in Florida. He enjoyed hunting, Tennessee football and basketball, and loved his game of golf. He and Beulah were high school sweethearts and were married 54 years. Although they didn’t have children of their own, they had very special nieces and nephews that loved them dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents Ashley and Rhetta Sutton, sister Bess Rolen Lee, and infant brother David Lee Sutton. Survivors: wife, Beulah Allen Sutton; brothers-inlaw and sisters-in-law, Horace and Juanita Burnette of West Palm Beach, Florida, Ben and Kathleen Henry of Kodak, Eddie and Jeannie Allen of Sevierville, Aileen Shearin of Sevierville, Dr. Jim Lee of Sevierville; special nephew and family, Ronnie and Michelle Shults of Huntsville, Alabama; Godson and nephew, Preston Allen of Sevierville; special nephews, Robert Burnette of West Palm Beach, Florida, John Shearin of Odessa, Florida; nephew, Larry Rolen and wife Gena Rolen of Sevierville; special niece, Deborah Henry of Kodak; several nieces and nephews from Washington State to Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Sevierville, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hyder and Horace Burnette officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Thursday in Allen Cemetery with Rev. Craig Mintz officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be: Anthony Rolen, Sutton Shults, Kirk Salmond, Isaac Lindsey, Tim Shearin, and John Shearin. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

porary tag in the back in connection to an incident there, said Bob Stahlke, police spokesman. Lt. Matt Ayers spotted a vehicle matching that description and stopped it. After talking to the occupants, he determined they were the three people mentioned in the bulletin and took them into custody without incident. Sgt. Rebecca Cowan assisted in the arrest, Stahlke said.

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Lawson L. Ogle

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Lawson L. Ogle, 94 of Gatlinburg, died Monday, March 8, 2010. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church Survivors: wife, Ellen S. Ogle; daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Johnny Bennett, Lynda and Randy Houser; one grandson; three great-grandchildren; brother, Ellis Ogle; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with the Rev. David Carver officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 104. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

Edna Ruth Inman, 79, of Seymour, died Monday, March 8, 2010. Survivors: sons and daughtersin-law, Greg and Jean Inman of Seymour, Eddie and Linda Inman of Maryville; grandchildren, Andy Duncan, Melanie Myers, Carla Carter, Jennifer, Brandi and Kimberly Inman, Ginger Lawson, Greg Inman Jr., and Justin and Jacob Purkey; 10 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Pat Glenn. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, with the Rev. Dennis Robertson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday at Valley Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865.

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viders to invest in the state to compete against incumbent cable providers, building advanced broadband networks that will create jobs and fuel economic growth. Hill thanked state Sen. Doug Overbey and state Rep. Richard Montgomery, both at Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s store event, for helping to pass the legislation. Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters and Sevierville Mayor Bryan Atchley were also present, as well as Bill Snodgrass, district director for Congressman Phil Roe; Allen Newton, director of Sevier County Economic Development; Amanda Maples Marr, marketing coordinator for the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce; and various other business leaders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is amazing to see how far technology has come in 40 years,â&#x20AC;? Atchley said. For more information about AT&T U-verse services, visit www.att.com/u-verse.

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in hands-on, residential environmental education programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She helped launch the Friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trails Forever capital campaign to upgrade park trails, supported our Parks-asClassrooms program, and helped establish a Smokies Employee and Alumni Association Scholarship Fund that provides college funds to children of park employees.â&#x20AC;? In recognition of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75th anniversary in 2009, she presented the park with a 105-acre tract of land that adjoins Foothills Parkway right of way just west of the Spur. Upon accepting her mounted hat, Maples said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always thought that being named an honorary ranger is one of the nicest things that can happen to anyone.â&#x20AC;? Maples is owner of the landmark Gatlinburg Inn, but she originally came to the Smokies from her native Loudon County in March 1943 to accept a three-year war service appointment as a clerk/ stenographer to the chief ranger. She followed that appointment with a job at the Gatlinburg Inn where she met, and later married, its owner, Rel Maples.

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wednesday, mar. 10 First Presbyterian

Traditional Lent Services 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 24, First Presbyterian Church Sevierville, featuring music. prayer and message. Offering collected will go to help Haiti. 4532971.

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ter meets at 6 p.m., Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. 755-9517 or 429-3150.

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Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m. to 2 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.angelfoodministires.com. Sonshineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministries womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conference today-Saturday, 1393 Denton Road, Sevierville. Speakers: 7 p.m. today, Cathy Tarwater; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Pastor Barb Lay; 10 a.m. Saturday, Brenda Crumley; singers, Ray Morris and Tommi Lami. 705-9030.

Preschool story time 10:30 a.m.. Sevier County Main Library, with The Puppet Lady. 453-3532.

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Angel Food orders taken 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Kodak UMC, 2923 Bryan Road. 933-5996. Credit card and EBT orders at www.angelfoodministires. com.

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friday, mar. 12 Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m. to 3 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.

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

SEVIERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Diner Rats Car Club will have its second annual Shamrock Saturday Cruisinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for Food event this weekend. The event will benefit Sevier County Food Ministries and Wears Valley Ranch childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. The car show will proceed in a caravan from Smokies Park starting at 11 a.m., headed to The Diner on Winfield Dunn Parkway. Trucks will be waiting at the restaurant to take food donations and transport them to the two charities that will benefit from the car show. Garyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sound Machine will provide music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Diner. To participate with a classic car, truck or motorcycle, or even an everyday vehicle, drive it Saturday morning to the baseball park along with nonperishable food, to join the Caravan Cruise to the restaurant starting at 11 a.m. Sevier County Food Ministries will get most of the donated food items. It serves more than 1,300 families a week. Those who cannot participate in the cruise can still make donations of food Friday and Saturday at The Diner.

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Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m. to 3 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 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Basic Life Ministries, formerly

Lucretia is a 3-year-old domestic short hair mix. Four-month-old Jasper is a black and tan coonhound. Adoption fee for cats and dogs is $100 and covers the first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. TFH. 286-9784. n 10-2 p.m., River Of Life Outreach, 110 Simmons Road, Seymour. 679-6796.

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A magical weekend in Pigeon Forge Enthusiasts gather at Country Tonite BY ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Winter Carnival of Magic, presented by Knoxville International Brotherhood Magicians Ring 58, returned to Country Tonite Theater for its annual convention Thursday through Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the largest magic convention in the U.S. that is funded by a single ring,â&#x20AC;? said Kyle Copeland, Ring 58 president and event cochairman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We routinely have between 300-400 registrants who are everything from medical professionals and engineers to film students and retired firemen. They come from every walk of life.â&#x20AC;? The 36th annual convention included lectures and seminars by professional magicians, magic vendors, contests and stage shows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of fellowship,â&#x20AC;? said Copeland, a pharmacist who became

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Harry Allen, a magician from Daytona Beach, Fla., displays one of his many tricks for sale at the Winter Carnival of Magic at Country Tonite Theater on Saturday. he saw the cut-and-restored rope act at SeaWorld at age 7. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want it to be the friendliest convention in the world. We also have people here who are highcaliber magicians, people who are at the top of their field.â&#x20AC;? This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performers and lecturers included Kendrick â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iceâ&#x20AC;? McDonald, international award-winning magician; Robert Bengel, a specialist in

David Thomas, awardwinning illusionist and producer; corporate entertainer Rich Bloch; fulltime entertainer Nathan Kranzo; Sean Paul and Julianne, who perform with Pigeon Forgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Magic Beyond Belief; Duane Laflin, professional magician; Keith Fields, magician and author; Eric Buss, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comedy Imaginator;â&#x20AC;? Arthur Trace, award-winning magician featured on

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Masters of Illusion;â&#x20AC;? Tim Wright, renowned expert on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Multiplying Ballsâ&#x20AC;? and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zombie;â&#x20AC;? and Scott Francis, comedy magician and nationally acclaimed keynote speaker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work at putting together the event all year,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Stratman, treasurer and former IBM Ring 58 president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wish I had a formula that would make it easier, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no rhyme or reason. For most of the attendees, magic is a hobby. We have all ages, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to see more kids. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting to be a vanishing breed.â&#x20AC;? Magician Harry Allen of Daytona Beacg, Fla. was showing fellow magicians such as Wayne Clemons of Nashville, his merchandise for sale, which included DVDs and tricks like the Ring Exchange. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With magic, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always learning,â&#x20AC;? Allen said. The Knoxville IBM Ring 58 also plans to bring the convention back next year, March 3-5, at Country Tonite Theater. n ebrown@themountainpress.com

Commission rejects Watson workshop request By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; County Commission wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t consider a resolution submitted by Commissioner Max Watson calling for the group to hold a workshop in a Blount County court during a hearing regarding allegations the commission has not properly followed the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open meetings law. The hearing is part of litigation over a complaint filed by Watson and a group of local citizens that alleges County Mayor Larry Waters improperly contacted commissioners outside of a meeting to discuss government matters in a way that violated the open meetings law. As a commissioner, Watson is also named as a defendant in the complaint.

He asked the county Steering Committee, which sets the agenda for commission meetings, to include a resolution in the agenda for Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting that would have called for the commission to have a workshop at the courtroom during the hearing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; essentially calling for commissioners to attend the hearing, but also calling for the commission to meet in a Blount County courtroom at 9 a.m. March 26 during a court proceeding. In a letter to commission, Watson said the hearing â&#x20AC;&#x153;may be among the most important events in Sevier Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history.â&#x20AC;? Waters, however, told the steering committee that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d spoken about the matter to Rhonda Bradshaw, the attorney

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arre s t s Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

u James H. Beck, 48, of 2124 Little Valley Road in Sevierville, was charged March 9 with DUI. He was being held. u Wanda Inez Childes, 32, of 2290 Archrock Drive in Sevierville, was charged March 8 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was released. u Robert Cole Conley, 27, of Swainsboro, Ga., was charged March 8 with DUI. He was being held. u Oliver Cruz, 31, of Knoxville, was charged March 9 with statutory rape He was being held in lieu of $60,000 bond. u Berylyn E. Gross, 23, of 428 park Road Room 2 in Sevierville, was charged March 9 with public intoxication. He was released on $250 bond. u Holly Kristen Honeycutt, 36, of 1625 Somerset Drive in Sevierville, was charged March 9 with a circuit court warrant. She was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond. u Crystal Leigh Matthews, 27, of 133 North Parkway in Sevierville, was charged March 8 with financial responsibility law, driving on a suspended license, hit and run and a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond. u Lela Lousie McGill, 30, of 1613 Ridge road in Sevierville, was charged Marh 8 with two counts of shoplifting and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was being held in lieu of $2,000 bond. u Max Kitner Metcalf, 35, of 1501 Goose Gap Road in Sevierville, was charged March 8 with public intoxication. He was released on $250 bond. u James Christopher Miller Jr., 23, of 909 Little Cove Road in Pigeon Forge, was charged March 8 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Joshua Harrison Phipps, 25, of Strawberry Plains, was charged March 8 with violation of probation. He was released on $2,500 bond. u James Anthony Sexton, 38, of Mascot, Tenn., was charged March 8 with contempt of court. He was released. u Tiffany Kristin Smelcer, 22, of 2730 Goose Gap Road in Sevierville, was charged March 8 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held. u Regina Shahan Soprito, 43, of 3348 Camp Smoky Way in Sevierville, was charged March 8 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held.

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Local police nab three in connection with home invasion in Red Bank

obituaries In Memoriam

Dwight David Wolfe

By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

Dwight David Wolfe, age 53 of Kodak, passed away Monday, March 8, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents Virgie Breeden McFalls and Virgil Bryan Wolfe. A beloved husband, father and friend, he is survived by wife, Tracey Wolfe; son, Tony Wolfe; daughter, Rachel Wolfe; brothers, Jeff and Scotty Wolfe; sisters, Virginia Baxter, Sherry Adkins, and Lisa Bohanan; aunts, Brenda Blanchard and Nancy Grubaugh; uncle, Orton Breeden; special friends, David Kerr and Rick Williams; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made Atchley Funeral Home to benefit the family. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home.

SEVIERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sevierville police have apprehended three people wanted in connection with an alleged home invasion in Hamilton County. The Red Bank Police Department had issued a bulletin asking for law enforcement to be on the lookout for a black Camaro with a tem-

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removal of slide debris and stabilization of the hillside, workers must now wait for the panels to cure before they can do anything further. That will likely take until Thursday and, with a forecast for extended rain showers and a contract stipulation that all lanes remain open during the weekends, the decision was made to open the lanes for now and start the next phase on Monday, Martinez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;TDOT estimates crews will begin to install the rock façade during the week of March 15,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At that time one southbound lane will close to allow crews to safely work on phase two of the rockslide repairs.â&#x20AC;? That second portion of the effort also calls for repaving and re-striping work on both sides of the highway to repair any damage done by the heavy machinery used in the project on the southbound side or the demands of handling all detour traffic on the northbound lanes. Blalock, operating on an emergency contract, completed the first phase of the work almost two weeks ahead of schedule, meaning it will get the total early completion bonus of $50,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phase two is also currently ahead of schedule for completion,â&#x20AC;? Martinez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The entire emergency project is scheduled to be finished on or before April 30, 2010.â&#x20AC;? That date is the one set forward in the contract. So far, officials overseeing the project have been reluctant to offer a new projected completion date, concerned Marchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tendency to â&#x20AC;&#x153;come in like a lionâ&#x20AC;? could push the effort back a bit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to be careful about giving people an end date and then not being able to meet that date,â&#x20AC;? Martinez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking good now, though. Currently the contractor is ahead of schedule.â&#x20AC;?

that, Deputy Curtis French, who also took part in the chase, said he found Hansen smelled strongly of alcohol, with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was highly intoxicated,â&#x20AC;? Seals said. Hansenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tirade continued even after he was taken to the Sevier County Jail; Sgt. Phil King wrote in a warrant that Hansen struck and broke a window in one of the jailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holding cells. Deputies also found

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In Memoriam

Lon E. Sutton

Lon E. Sutton, age 73 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville. He retired from the U.S. Government, Department of Agriculture. Mr. Sutton was a past president of the Sevierville Jaycees. He loved to fish on Douglas Lake and Lake Okeechobee in Florida. He enjoyed hunting, Tennessee football and basketball, and loved his game of golf. He and Beulah were high school sweethearts and were married 54 years. Although they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have children of their own, they had very special nieces and nephews that loved them dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents Ashley and Rhetta Sutton, sister Bess Rolen Lee, and infant brother David Lee Sutton. Survivors: wife, Beulah Allen Sutton; brothers-inlaw and sisters-in-law, Horace and Juanita Burnette of West Palm Beach, Florida, Ben and Kathleen Henry of Kodak, Eddie and Jeannie Allen of Sevierville, Aileen Shearin of Sevierville, Dr. Jim Lee of Sevierville; special nephew and family, Ronnie and Michelle Shults of Huntsville, Alabama; Godson and nephew, Preston Allen of Sevierville; special nephews, Robert Burnette of West Palm Beach, Florida, John Shearin of Odessa, Florida; nephew, Larry Rolen and wife Gena Rolen of Sevierville; special niece, Deborah Henry of Kodak; several nieces and nephews from Washington State to Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Sevierville, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hyder and Horace Burnette officiating. Interment 1 p.m. Thursday in Allen Cemetery with Rev. Craig Mintz officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be: Anthony Rolen, Sutton Shults, Kirk Salmond, Isaac Lindsey, Tim Shearin, and John Shearin. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

porary tag in the back in connection to an incident there, said Bob Stahlke, police spokesman. Lt. Matt Ayers spotted a vehicle matching that description and stopped it. After talking to the occupants, he determined they were the three people mentioned in the bulletin and took them into custody without incident. Sgt. Rebecca Cowan assisted in the arrest, Stahlke said.

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Edna Ruth Inman

Lawson L. Ogle, 94 of Gatlinburg, died Monday, March 8, 2010. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church Survivors: wife, Ellen S. Ogle; daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Johnny Bennett, Lynda and Randy Houser; one grandson; three great-grandchildren; brother, Ellis Ogle; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with the Rev. David Carver officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 104. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

Edna Ruth Inman, 79, of Seymour, died Monday, March 8, 2010. Survivors: sons and daughtersin-law, Greg and Jean Inman of Seymour, Eddie and Linda Inman of Maryville; grandchildren, Andy Duncan, Melanie Myers, Carla Carter, Jennifer, Brandi and Kimberly Inman, Ginger Lawson, Greg Inman Jr., and Justin and Jacob Purkey; 10 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Pat Glenn. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, with the Rev. Dennis Robertson officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday at Valley Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865.

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Hansenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license had been revoked due to previous convictions, according to the warrants. Hansen now faces two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, three counts of evading arrest, and single counts of DUI, driving on a revoked license, violation of probation, resisting arrest, vandalism and vandalism causing damage of $1,000 to $10,000. He is being held a the Sevier County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond. n jfarrell@themountainpress.com

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in hands-on, residential environmental education programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She helped launch the Friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trails Forever capital campaign to upgrade park trails, supported our Parks-asClassrooms program, and helped establish a Smokies Employee and Alumni Association Scholarship Fund that provides college funds to children of park employees.â&#x20AC;? In recognition of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75th anniversary in 2009, she presented the park with a 105-acre tract of land that adjoins Foothills Parkway right of way just west of the Spur. Upon accepting her mounted hat, Maples said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always thought that being named an honorary ranger is one of the nicest things that can happen to anyone.â&#x20AC;? Maples is owner of the landmark Gatlinburg Inn, but she originally came to the Smokies from her native Loudon County in March 1943 to accept a three-year war service appointment as a clerk/ stenographer to the chief ranger. She followed that appointment with a job at the Gatlinburg Inn where she met, and later married, its owner, Rel Maples.

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Individuals who violate an order of protection in Tennessee could face a fine of up to $500 under a proposal advancing in the Senate. The measure sponsored by Democratic Sen. Beverly Marrero of Memphis was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Violators are currently fined $50. But Marreroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal would give a court authority to fine a person as much as $500. Twenty-year-old Caitlin Nolan testified before the committee about her experience with an abusive boyfriend. She says the legislation is necessary to hopefully deter a violator from further violence. The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the House Judiciary Civil Practice Subcommittee. NASHVILLE

General fund falls short by $44M

General fund tax collections missed projections by about $44 million in January. General fund collections were $196 million below expectations through the first seven months of the budget year. Sales taxes, which account for two out of every three tax dollars in Tennessee, fell $38 million short in January. Finance Commissioner Dave Goetz said the unusually cold month might have contributed to the poor sales tax collections. Goetz said car sales, which had shown growth in the three previous months, dropped 8 percent in January. The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget year ends on June 30. n

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The Tennessee National Guard says military police units from Bristol and Lenoir City will deploy to Iraq at the end of March. The deployment of the 253rd Military Police Company will include about 170 soldiers. The soldiers will leave from the Lenoir

City National Guard Armory on March 28 and will fly to Fort Dix, N.J., for training. The soldiers will train there for about 30-45 days before deploying to Iraq. Almost 20,000 Tennessee Army and Air National Guardsmen have been mobilized since Sept. 11, 2001. n

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Burglar gets stuck in field

A Carter County deputy didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to look far to make an arrest in a weekend burglary. Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sgt. Brian Durham said he saw 19-year-old William Brian Deel III climbing a bank after getting his car stuck in a field next to the burglarized house. Durham told the Johnson City Press he found several stolen items in Deelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car. A drawer was missing from a tool chest and deputies found it next to the ransacked house. A truck parked next to the house had a broken steering column. Dunham said Deel, of Johnson City, admitted he broke into the home and said he broke the truck trying unsuccessfully to hot wire it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to pull his car out of the field.

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NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Want to be the first one on your block with a 3-D television? It will cost you about $3,000. Samsung and Panasonic will start selling 3-D TVs in U.S. stores this week, inaugurating what manufacturers hope is the era of 3-D viewing in the living room. But because the sets require bulky glasses, and there is for now little to watch in the enhanced format, it will take at least a few years for the technology to become mainstream, if that happens at all. Samsung Electronics Co. announced Tuesday that it is selling two 3-D sets this week. For $3,000, buyers get a 46-inch set, two pairs of glasses and a 3-D Bluray player. Panasonic Corp. has said it will start selling 3-D sets Wednesday. The sales debut comes as moviegoers have shown considerable enthusiasm for the latest wave of 3-D titles in the theater. Last weekend, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alice in Wonderlandâ&#x20AC;? grossed an estimated $116.2 million at the box office, beating the first-weekend receipts of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avatar,â&#x20AC;? the winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-D blockbuster. Although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear that 3-D sets for the home will appeal to technology and home-theater enthusiasts, it remains to be seen whether other consumers will be enticed to spend at least $500 above the price of a comparably sized standard TV and Blu-ray player. TV makers hope so, because sets with the last big technological improvement â&#x20AC;&#x201D; high definition â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have come way down in price, below $500. One challenge will be that the 3-D effect requires viewers to wear relatively bulky battery-operated glasses that need to be recharged occasionally. They are not like the cheap throwaways that have been used in the-

aters since the 1950s. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wearing these 3-D TV glasses, room lights and computer screens may look like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re flickering, making it difficult to combine 3-D viewing with other household activities. Anyone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not wearing the glasses when the set is in 3-D mode will see a blurry screen. (The sets can be used in 2-D mode as well, with no glasses required.) To give buyers something to watch, Samsung is including a 3-D copy of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monsters vs. Aliensâ&#x20AC;? on Blu-ray disc with its packages, in a deal with the studio, DreamWorks Animation

technology, starting with FIFA World Cup soccer in June. The sets could also be used for 3-D video games, when game consoles catch up to the new technology. Samsung, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest maker of TVs, has high hopes for 3-D. Tim Baxter, head of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s U.S. electronics division, said he expects 3-D systems to be in 3 million to 4 million of the 35 million TV sets sold in the U.S. this year by all manufacturers. Research firm iSuppli Corp. puts the figure at 4.2 million units globally this year. It expects the

able to play 3-D discs. Panasonic has not revealed what its sets will cost. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking a slightly different tack than Samsung, by introducing 3-D only on plasma screens, for maximum image quality. And rather than selling 3-D sets broadly, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going only through Best Buy Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Magnolia Home Theater stores. Samsungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two new sets will be followed by another 13 3-D-capable models in the next two months. Soon, 3-D packages with plasma sets will be available for about $2,000, Baxter said. ISuppli analyst Randy Associated Press

Sonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-D televisions are introduced as a model watches with its 3-D glasses included in the TV set in Tokyo on Tuesday. Sony said it will start selling the televisions in a few months.

SKG Inc. Its CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg, said it will convert its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shrekâ&#x20AC;? movies to 3-D for Samsung TV buyers later this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We continue to see this amazing level of enthusiasm and excitement for 3-D. The rate of adoption for this into the cinema has been a rocket ship these last couple of months,â&#x20AC;? Katzenberg said in an interview. Sets with 3-D-capability have been available for a few years from Mitsubishi Corp. But 3-D for the home is now coming together as a complete package with the arrival of more 3-D television models, as well as 3-D video players and 3-D movies. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a notable lack of 3-D material to watch. Eventually, sports and other programming that will benefit from a more immersive experience should be offered in 3-D. ESPN has said it will start a channel that will broadcast live events using the

numbers to ramp quickly, to 12.9 million next year and 27 million in 2012. For comparison, there were more than 210 million TVs sold worldwide year. Sony Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling 3-D televisions in June. U.S. prices were not revealed, but the sets will cost $3,200 and up in Japan. The company hopes that 10 percent of the TVs it sells in the next fiscal year will be 3-D units. Sony also plans to issue software upgrades for its PlayStation 3 game consoles and some of its Bluray players so they will be

Lawson said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fairly simple, inexpensive move for manufacturers to modify their high-end sets to be 3-D-capable. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of the reason iSuppli expects a quick increase in sales of such 3-D TVs. Whether people will use the feature is another matter, he said. Consumers should be more interested in the ability to connect the TV to the Internet, Lawson said. That feature, which started showing up last year, is more immediately useful, because it gives access to a vast array of online movies and TV shows.

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Cleanup event to be March 20

Wears Valley Cleanup Day will be March 20. The event will be hosted by East Tennessee Realty Group. Participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the business, 3278 Wears Valley Road. For more information call 774-7764. n SEVIERVILLE

Author Stepp guest speaker

Local author Lin Stepp, will discuss her book, “The Foster Girls,” at the Fireside Book Club meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 1220 W. Main St. Each novel in Stepp’s Smoky Mountain series is set in a different area of the park. “The Foster Girls” is the first of 12 novels in the series. The second book, “Tell Me about Orchard Hollow,” is due out this spring. For more information call Virginia Borelli at 7746033. n SEVIERVILLE

Road access to be closed off

Bruce Street, between Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue, will be closed from 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday while Winterfest displays are removed. The main entrance to the Municipal Complex off Gary Wade Boulevard will be closed from 8-11 a.m. The water bill drop box will not be accessible. City Hall, Community Center, Civic Center and Chamber of Commerce customers can access those buildings by using the other entrance north of the main entrance. n

GATLINBURG

Tunes & Tales auditions planned

Auditions for Tunes & Tales will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the American Legion on Highway 321. Bluegrass and traditional mountain music performers need to be prepared to play three to five songs of different tempos. Single performers should be storytellers as well as play an instrument or have a craft they can demonstrate on the street. For more information or to schedule an audition time, call Jon Elder at 4360505. n PIGEON FORGE

Quiltfest set for this week

A Mountain Quiltfest will be held today through Sunday, with a show and more than 70 classes and seminars. A Mountain Quiltfest features vendor malls and shows, located at Smoky Mountain and Music Road convention centers. Quilting experts will instruct organized classes at Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Detailed information is available at www.mountainquiltfest.com. For more information call 800-2519100 or visit www.mypigeonforge.com. n SEVIER COUNTY

Right To Life contest planned

Sevier County Right To Life announces its fifth annual oratory contest, open to high school students. Speeches must be pro-life on one of four topics: abortion, stem cell research, infanticide, or euthanasia. The deadline to register is April. The contest will take place on April 15. Cash prizes: first place $200, second place $125 and third place $75.

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Certification helps inmates leaving NASHVILLE (AP) — Testing that verifies state prison inmates have job skills as they complete their sentences is aimed at keeping them from returning behind bars. A new networking effort is also expected to help as is a continuing program of teaching job skills. The Tennessean reports that 4,000 state inmates will be tested over the next 18 months under the National Career Readiness Certificate program, which is new to Tennessee prisons.

The state also is backing a private effort to create a statewide network for men and women who are trying to adjust to life outside of a cell. Ex-convicts need every advantage they can get to find jobs, said Tim Dempsey, chairman and CEO of Chattanooga Endeavors, a charity that works with ex-offenders. He said about two in 10 companies will knowingly hire someone who has a felony conviction. “That’s the problem we really have,” Dempsey said. “It’s not skills train-

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ing. It’s employer training.” Getting more companies to take on former inmates is an aim of a new nonprofit effort called Out4Life. “All the job training and certification is good, but there has to be someone out there willing to hire you,” said Mark Earley, president of Prison Fellowship, the privately funded nonprofit group that runs Out4Life. Statistics suggest a decline in recidivism has already begun. Figures from 2007 show

39 percent of inmates released from state prisons were sent back within three years. That’s down from 42 percent shown by 2001 figures. Jim Cosby, assistant commissioner for rehabilitative services for the Tennessee Department of Correction, sees that as the influence of department efforts to get inmates ready for jobs. Between 800 and 1,000 state prisoners receive specialized training each year in trades like carpentry, welding, cosmetology and auto repair.

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“At the beginning I also repeatedly administered a slap in the face, but always had a bad conscience about it.” — Rev. Georg Ratzinger, brother of the pope, admitting that he slapped pupils as punishment after he took over a renowned German boys’ choir in the 1960s.

“We’ve referred to each other as wives. It’s just a legal document, so if anything happens to one of us, we have rights.” — Rebecca Taylor, who exchanged wedding vows with partner Delia Taylor on Tuesday, as one of the first couples to take advantage of legalized same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C.

“Everybody does business in a different way said Tuesday following a news conference to announce details of the first Pinstripe Bowl at new Yankee Stadium, “I just don’t believe in contract extensions, and that’s throughout the organization, no matter who it is. Hopefully nobody takes that personally. It’s just business.” — New York Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, announcing he will not talk about extensions with future Hall-of-Famers Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, whose contracts are up at the end of this season.

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Time now to help save Arrowmont By ALI TINNEY Guest columnist We need to wake up the village to save Arrowmont. Gatlinburg, Sevier County, get ready to lose a crown jewel or stand up make yourself heard, now. If Arrowmont does not leave Gatlinburg, I will be very surprised. The village is sleeping. I talked to Arrowmont with ideas of raising money and the will to spearhead some of the ideas. The school is taking a wait-and-see attitude. They do not want to start a major fundraising campaign to stay in Gatlinburg, in case they do not stay. Does that scare you? It should. The month of May is when they will know what they will be doing. That is when the proposals are to be in from Gatlinburg, Knoxville and Greeneville. Do you really want to wait until then? It is a bit scary that the school is in the mode of business as usual and not pushing for the funding to stay. Arrowmont says, “We will do what is best for the life and longevity of the school. When making our selection we would like to stay where we are.” Well, what have you done to show your desire to keep Arrowmont in Gatlinburg? Knoxville is already coming up with a plan. It has formed a committee to bring Arrowmont to Knoxville. Are we going to let Knoxville pluck Gatlinburg’s crown jewel? Are you scared yet? What is the city of Gatlinburg doing? Does anyone know? I called and asked. I hear they have been talking about it among themselves. We are waiting to hear from Arrowmont and what they need. Waiting? Is it not clear what they need? They need a place that has their name on it and a strong community support system. Arrowmont is still teaching locals to help provide a living. I have seen it first-hand. This is what this school did in the beginning and still does today. If you do not want to lose Arrowmont, I suggest you get crackin’. What can you do? I believe where there is a will, there is a way. Here are some of the ideas that were passed to me by the school: n Contact your community leaders to express your opinion and/or desire to have Arrowmont in your community. Contact Barbara Huff Beville​ by e-mail to bevilleb@bellsouth.net; Jim Davis,​public relations coordinator, City of Gatlinburg, e-mail to jimd@ ci.gatlinburg.tn.us. n Sign up for a workshop and bring a friend. Recommend Arrowmont and share one of its 2010 course catalogues with them. Increased enrollment is key to the school’s success. n Become a Volunteer! Give the gift of your time and expertise to keep Arrowmont growing and thriving in the community. Contact Jennifer Brown (865) 436-5860, ext.28) to sign up. n Add the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts toolbar to your computer. Once you add it, each time you shop at one of the more than 1,300 participating stores, a percentage of what you spend will be donated to Arrowmont at no extra cost to you. The toolbar also has a search box, and each time you search the Internet, about a penny is donated to Arrowmont. No registration is required. Visit http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/arrowmont-schoolof-artsand-crafts. n Make a tax-deductible gift and join Friends of Arrowmont or the Signature Circle. Friends is the annual giving fund of donor support. The Signature Circle is an active patrons group of supporters who donate $1,000 or more annually and receive invitations to programs. Gifts can be made online through the Arrowmont website or by mail. n Consider including Arrowmont in your long-term financial plans. n Follow all the various discussion groups on the Internet, Facebook (Arrowmont Art), Twitter (@ Arrowmont) and encourage others to support Arrowmont. Keep checking the Arrowmont Web site. Will Arrowmont stay or go? It is up to us to fight to not let Arrowmont go. Where there is a will, there is a way. It is time for us to hold ourselves, our city, and county officials accountable. Arrowmont needs us. — Ali Tinney is a resident of Sevierville. She can be reached by e-mail to GreatLoverOfMnt@aol.com.

E d it o r ial

Break in the case Justice for those responsible for 2002 double murder has been hard to attain The disappearance of two Russians from their Gatlinburg apartment in 2002 was the talk of the town for a while. The man and woman, who had come to the Smokies to work, vanished on that July day. Blood was found in their apartment. A person of interest, Yuriy Solovyev, was believed to have been living with the couple when they vanished. Authorities eventually said they found video evidence that Solovyev used one of the couple’s credit cards after their disappearance. Flash forward eight years or so, and officials report the skeletal remains of two people believed to be Vladimir Yemelyanov and Sufiya Arslanova were discovered not far from Highway 321 in Gatlinburg. The investigation is heating up.

So where’s Solovyev? He is believed to have fled the country and returned to Russia. He was indicted by a Sevier County grand jury in 2004 for murder and has been sought ever since. For a time he was on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted list, but eventually dropped off when the leads ran cold and other cases supplanted it. Authorities believe Solovyev is in Russia, but can’t extradite him. Not sure if it’s red tape, Russian resistance or some other bureaucratic reason, but if officials know he’s there and can find him, there should be a way to bring him back. Somewhere in Russia is a man believed to have killed two people in Gatlinburg and hidden their bodies. Police are not talking much about the new development in the case, waiting for forensics to look at the skeletal

remains and doing some more investigation. Whether this proves to be a major break in the case or merely closing a chapter in a notorious double murder remains to be seen. Sevier County attracts many Russians and people from Eastern Europe to work in our service industry. It can be hard to find enough workers to assist 12 million visitors a year. Importing them from other countries sometimes helps to fill the void. The circumstances that bring them here and the conditions under which they agreed to leave their countries for a chance to make money in America have always been a bit murky. Where this eight-year-old case is headed is anybody’s guess, as long as justice, however elusive it may be, is the goal.

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P u bli c f o r u m ‘Joseph’ filled with chaotic parody of superficial extremes

Editor: If you would like to see a true, beautiful and poignant story “interpreted” to a plagiarized, vaudevillian, chaotic parody of superficial extremes, complimented with weird songs and pretty good dance, then see “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” This production is supposedly based on the historical, true and powerful life story of a real man of God whose service saved both a country and himself from disaster written in the Holy Bible. His betrayal, persecution and condemnation by his brothers was turned inside out with blessing by the divine, providential design of God’s redemption which always prevails in the life of those who are under His blessing in spite of evil. Joseph, whose glossy mop of hair overwhelms his partially visible face, is thrown into a well by the rejoicing mob of jealous brothers who are annoyed by his dreams and obsession with his father’s ostentatious, garrish, gay “dreamcoat.” He twirls around while others help fan it out in a peacock-like circle around him so he can admire (ugh) it. After a scooter riding band of Ismaelites take him away with a credit card payment, he is welcomed into Pharoah’s home by the harem and evil, enthroned shopaholic wife. Instead of directing the construction of pyramids or something like that, we see Joseph prancing around feather dusting Pharoah’s castle, only to be clawed at by Potiphar’s wife and without even a brief time lapse necessary from the original account’s accusation, promptly and immediately

thrown into prison. Melinda Doolittle bravely tries to dignify the mess with her gifted voice, which only further highlights a disorderly and tragic attempt at comedy/entertainment. Although the Elvis-like Pharoah had some genuine talent and personality, the show lacked the one true and authentic character who made no appearance in the performance, nor was even made mention of, the giver of the gift of Joseph’s prophetically accurate dream interpretation, the Lord God Almighty, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who wrote the book projected onto the curtain of this warped production. I am sure, even if He had been consulted with, He would have had no part in it. The sickening fact is (although not the only one) the most honored star of the show is the overly sung about ugly coat which finally descends on a huge wire suspended hanger at the show’s conclusion. The mood of the audience: Bereft of joy, horrified fascination (such as when one views a Jerry Springer show), coupled with depressed handclapping out of sheer, polite tolerance. Needless to say, I didn’t clap at all. Know this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. Sign me a disgusted Christian. Eileen DiMeco Sevierville

which seemed to slam the Miracle Theater’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” I recently attended the show with my teenage son, and found it refreshing, professional and thoroughly entertaining. On the way home, my son admitted he thought it would be boring, and he was surprised at how much he enjoyed it. We shared a discussion about religion, morals and the way some human characteristics (i.e. the deceit of Joseph’s brothers) have been around for thousands of years. I notice that reporter Derek Hodges carefully quotes people with varied opinions, but after reading his article, I had the feeling that Mr. Hodges himself had not even attended one of the numerous showings complimentary to Sevier County residents. Perhaps he was trying to remain unbiased for literary purposes. As for Milton Greer, who made the comment about the theater taking a biblical story and making money on it, I would like to say that he is entitled to his opinion and criticism. I personally choose to applaud Fee/Hedrick for the generosity they have extended the county in providing weeks (not days) of free admission. I’m sure the employees, performers and utilities were not free to the theater during these performances, and many of us cannot afford much in the entertainment department in these times of economic downturn. It’s a shame that Mr. Greer and his party left before the last of the ‘Joseph’ show proves to be show — the final message was of Joseph’s magnanimous ability to forgive, which can only be entertaining, professional achieved with an open heart and mind. Editor: Lizabeth Campbell What a disappointment to see a headline Sevierville

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Lady Tigers hope for great things in new district Comfort level high at Pigeon Forge despite lofty goals By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer PIGEON FORGE — Despite winning 20 games and qualifying for the region tournament for the third straight year a season ago, the Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers are taking a different approach in 2010. “I think in years past, I put too much pressure on us, because I know what our (current) junior class is capable of,” said fourthyear Pigeon Forge softball coach Jessica Sterling. “Our expectations are still high this year, but I’m trying to be a little more laid back and low-keyed, and just make it a little more fun. “But the expectations are still there, and we’re capable of making a long (postseason) run.” Part of the reason for the tweak in team philosophy is due to the fact that the players have matured through the past three seasons, and Sterling believes the girls can handle the new approach. “Most of these girls have started since they were freshman,” said Sterling. “So they’ve had enough experience to know what to expect, and they know me well enough to know what to expect, and I think they’re better focussed and have a whole better attitude this year compared to years past.” Although the players and coaches felt free to joke around with each other whenever a light-hearted moment presented itself during Tuesday’s practice, there remains a strong work ethic and team discipline. That fact was evidenced by punishment running at the end of Tuesday’s practice, because someone on the team left a rake on the field after Monday’s practice. But hard work and putting too much pressure on young players are two different things. “This is by far the most comfortable I’ve been with a team heading into a season,” said Sterling. “But I felt I put way too much pressure on the sophomores last year, because I saw how much potential they have. “Over the summer, we sat down and talked about a new attitude for this season. I’m a very laidback person, and for our team not to be laid-back last year was very uncharacteristic. It was very odd, and I take most of the blame for that.” Another part of the reason for the new comfort level with the softball

Cobey Hitchcock and Jason Davis/The Mountain Press

Above, Pigeon Forge softball coach Jessica Sterling congratulates her team for an inning of excellent defense in last year’s district tournament. Left, pitcher Makenzie Oliver fires a pitch last season from 40 feet away from home plate. This year, Oliver will be firing it from 43 feet due to rule changes that make the high school game more consistent with the college level. Below, Sterling jokes with her team during Tuesday’s practice while Ashley “Wojo” Wojnowski watches on.

team is the familiarity between the players and their coach. Sterling, who also coaches volleyball and is an assistant with the girls’ basketball team, spends a majority of the school year coaching several multi-sport athletes who comprise the softball roster. “Most of these girls I coach in

more than one sport,” said Sterling. “And I’m with Danielle (Rauhuff) and (Ashley) “Wojo” Wojnowski from the beginning of school until the end of the school year. “They’re a good group of girls, they do what I ask, they don’t give me any trouble, so for the most part it’s fun.”

The Lady Tigers, who will spend this year’s Spring Break playing games at Disney World, have moved into a tougher district this season, but winning is expected to remain a part of Pigeon Forge’s game this season. The Orange-and-Black ladies expect to battle with Gibbs Lady

Eagles for District 3-AA supremacy, although Union figures to play in the mix, and Carter and Fulton are always talented yet unpredictable. Gatlinburg-Pittman has its work cut out to compete in the district, but first-year coach Katie Parton is working hard to build a winning foundation at the crosscounty rival. “But our goal is to make the region tournament every year, and to get that, you’ve got to finish in the top two (in the district tournament),” said Sterling. “But it won’t be easy, because our new district is a lot more consistent than our last district, and Gibbs is always a powerhouse, and they’ve been to state 20 million times it seems like.” The Lady Tigers won’t waste any time testing how good they are with a season home opener March 15 against 3A Jefferson County followed by two road trips to 3A Seymour and Gibbs. “Some people may say I’m stupid for scheduling things that way, but you want to play some good teams before you play Gibbs,” said Sterling. “And Jefferson County and Seymour are both 3A schools, so it doesn’t really count against us. “We may end up 0-3 to start, but we may be 3-0 against three really good teams. And really, the regular season record doesn’t really mean a whole lot. It’s when you get to the postseason that matters. We don’t play anybody who’s easy. We don’t play a 2A school unless we’re playing against someone in our district. “I feel we have a good shot for substate. We’ve got high hopes, lets put it that way. And if we can make it to substate, anything can happen on that one day.” The Lady Tigers are loaded with eight juniors on the roster, but the three seniors — Megan Kelly, Imelda Meza and Rauhuff — provide much needed leadership. “I call them my babies, because they were my first-ever class,” said Sterling. Juniors Makenzie Oliver and Lindsey Vaught will provide the firepower from the pitcher’s circle, while fellow juniors Wojnowski, Annie Vaughan, Taryn King, Sarah Carr, Jordan Harveston and Erika Denney are expected to contribute greatly to any Pigeon Forge success this season. Sophomores Brittany Wood and Katlyn Campbell, along with freshmen Ashley Spangler, Katie Shields and Tiffany Strickler round out the Lady Tigers roster. Sterling is assisted by coach Greg Cole, and coach John Hutchins ran the Lady Tigers offseason conditioning program. chitchcock@themountainpress.com

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Seymour the home of both 6th grade champions

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The Seymour Middle School 6th grade boys and girls teams swept the Sevier County 6th grade titles for the 2009-2010 season. The two teams posed for a photo together. Pictured are (front row) Madi Miller, Celina Roberts, Emily Palmer, Mikayla Harris, Hannah Schrimpsher, Caroline Ford, Reid Ballard, Bailey Lowery, Amber Lobaugh, (second row) Camille Davis, Clayton Ogle, Alex Vest, John McKay, Tyler Brown, Isaac Blaine, Jeremy Bryant, Chance Shular, Zach Williams, Brittany Lowery, (third row) Jaylen Minefiled, Garrett Turner, Devin Davenport, and Jake Blaylock.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After six years backing up Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, Jim Sorgi will get a chance to do the same for Peyton’s brother Eli. The New York Giants announced Tuesday that they have signed Sorgi to a one-year deal. Terms were not disclosed. Sorgi will compete with second-year man Rhett Bomar for the Giants’ backup quarterback job. The 6-foot-5, 196-pound quarterback was the Colts’ sixth-round draft choice in 2004. He has appeared in 16 NFL games, completing 99 of 156 pass attempts for 929 yards with six touchdowns and one interception. He played in only one game in 2009 and was placed on injured reserve in December with shoulder tendinitis. Sorgi worked out for the Giants on Monday and said his shoulder felt fine.


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 â&#x2014;&#x2020; The Mountain Press NASCAR SPRINT CUP

NASCAR puts Carl Edwards on probation for 3 races By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sticking with its â&#x20AC;&#x153;boys, have at itâ&#x20AC;? attitude, NASCAR placed Carl Edwards on probation for three races Tuesday for deliberately wrecking Brad Keselowskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car last weekend in Atlanta. Edwards will be monitored by NASCAR through the April 10 race at Phoenix but may drive in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. NASCAR president Mike Helton said Edwards acted unacceptably Sunday but

did not cross the line in what the sanctioning body will allow this season. NASCAR promised in January to give the drivers more leeway in policing themselves and settling scores in an effort to energize the sport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made it very clear to (Edwards) that these actions were not acceptable and did go beyond what we said back in January about putting the driving back in the hands of the drivers,â&#x20AC;? Helton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe (Edwards) understands our position at this point.â&#x20AC;? There had been a strong

call from fans and analysts for NASCAR to suspend Edwards, who returned to the track down 153 laps from an earlier accident with Keselowski and intent on wrecking his car. He tried for at least one lap before succeeding with three laps to go, nudging Keselowskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car and sending it airborne. The car banged hood-first off a retaining wall before flipping back onto its wheels. No one was hurt. Keselowski supported NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are not in an enviable position when it comes to these matters, but they

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New Center Football Little League will have signups on Saturday, March 27, from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Sevierville Community Center. All children ages 5-11 are invited to come and participate in football and cheerleading. Please bring 2 copies of birth certificate. Registration Fee is $55.00 and we also offer a $5 discount per child if you have 2 or more signing up. For more information, please call Tammy at 6405344.

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tions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dale Earnhardt Jr. was once punished for cursing on TV; Jeff Gordon was placed on probation for shoving Matt Kenseth â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was in large part due to increased fan excitement created by some 2009 feuds. Denny Hamlin had a monthslong dispute with Keselowski, an aggressive young driver who has made no apologies for banging fenders with established veterans. Tony Stewart and Juan Pablo Montoya played retaliatory bumpercars in the season finale at Homestead. Helton said the day after

the finale that NASCAR had perhaps gone too far in sterilizing the competition and acknowledged that more emotion and personality could benefit the sport. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;have at itâ&#x20AC;? era was announced less than two months later, and Helton was not backing down Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The clear message, I think, we sent in January was that we were willing to put more responsibility in the hands of the driver,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But there is a line you can cross and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll step in to maintain law and order when we think that lineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crossed.â&#x20AC;?

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of RHP Jason Berken, OF Adam Jones, OF Nolan Reimold and C Matt Wieters. DETROIT TIGERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Assigned C John Murrian and C Eric Roof to their minor league camp. NEW YORK YANKEESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Traded RHP Edwar Ramirez to Texas for cash considerations. TAMPA BAY RAYSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Agreed to terms with 3B Hank Blalock on a minor league contract. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Optioned RHP Alex Periard to Huntsville (SL). Returned RHP Eric Arnett and RHP Kyle Heckathorn to their minor league camp. NEW YORK METSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Assigned C Mike Nickeas, C Francisco Pena and C Kai Gronauer to their minor league camp. FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Released QB Derek Anderson. DENVER BRONCOSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Signed DL Jarvis Green. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed RB Thomas Jones. MIAMI DOLPHINSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Re-

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RACING WITH RICH

Sevier County native Vic Hill racing through life The fact that Vic Hill has become one of the most successful people in the racing business has come a surprise to some, including his family. It’s not that those closest to him didn’t believe he could be a success, it’s that no one could have foreseen that his success would come in racing. “No one in my family raced,” Hill said. “My grandfather was a well known doctor in Knoxville, and that’s what I was supposed to be.” The thing was, however, that life did not really appeal to the 1982 graduate of Sevier County High School. As a youngster growing up in the New Center community Hill discovered his passion. “I was always mechanical as a kid,” he explained. “I was always taking lawnmower motors and things like that apart to see how they worked and to see if I could make them work better. “My brother is a doctor so the family got to continue with having doctors,” he joked. “He’s a doctor on people and I’m an engine doctor.” Shortly after high school Hill moved to the Charlotte area to find a job in the racing business. In 1983 he was hired by Richard Childress Racing to work in their engine shop for driver Ricky Rudd. “I just kept knocking on the door until they finally gave me a job,” he said with a smile. From there he worked in other NASCAR related

shops specializing in cylinder head building and design. By 1986 he was regarded as one of the best at what he did which prompted a return to the RCR engine shop producing horsepower for the legendary Dale Earnhardt, Sr. In both 1986 and 1987 ‘The Intimidator’ won NASCAR championships with the help of Vic Hill. “I have my picture with him up on stage,” he declared as he pointed to a photograph in his shop. Hill worked for Cale Yarborough when the famed former driver formed his own racing team. He also served as a crew chief for driver Dick Trickle during a portion of his NASCAR career. A desire to drive as well as work on race cars led him back to east Tennessee. In 1998, he formed Vic Hill Race Engines. That company produces approximately 100 engines per year for some of the biggest names in dirt racing. The likes of Scott Bloomquist, Dennis Erb, Jr., Steve Casebolt, Skip Arp and Brady Smith use Hill’s engines to power them to victories and championships. As far as the driving part goes, Hill has established himself as one of the best

Sevier County native Vic Hill

in the area. “We ran 28 races last year and won 13 of ‘em,” he said. However, engine building is still his primary business. “I’ll race in some of the big races in other states just for the prestige of running in the big races,” he explained. “We were the fast qualifier once at Eldora. “But most of the time if there’s not a big race withChapter 7 ,

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Polished Professional seminar to be presented on March 24

A Mountain Quiltfest opens

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Jean Bullen, a vendor from Ohio, works the booth in between classes Tuesday at A Mountain Quiltfest. The event officially opens today and runs through the Sunday in Pigeon Forge. There are classes, vendors, quilt displays and special events. The festival is being held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and the Music Road Convention Center.

LeConte Photographic Society to hear Appalachia flora program Submitted Report SEVIERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Harold Jerrell, professional photographer and native of southwestern Virginia, will present the program at the LeConte Photographic Society on April 5. The society will meet at 6:30 p.m. with competition of photographs, critiques and awards, followed by the presentation by Jerrell. The meeting is held at First Presbyterian Church. The camera club will be offering a field trip to photograph wildflowers with experienced photographers such as club

president Dee Murphy and vice president Susan Dunn. More information on the club can be found at LeContePhotographic. Com. Jerrell began his career as a teacher and worked as a seasonal park ranger for the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. After working for more than 10 years with the Virginia Department of Forestry he has been employed by Virginia Cooperative Extension and serves as the agricul-

tural extension agent for Lee County. He has had his work published in many magazines, publications and on Web sites. Jerrell is president of the Cumberland Mountain Photography Club. His program, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Flora of the Southern Appalachian Mountains,â&#x20AC;? will be set to music and highlight wildflowers of the region. He also will discuss light, how to control depth of field and composition.

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on M arch 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Richard David Hubbs, a single man, to First American Title Insurance Co. of NY, Trustee, on January 26, 2007 at Book Volume 2727, Page 312 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: Southstar III, LLC by Southstar Holding Corp., its Sole Member 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 Eleventh (11th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, in the City of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to wit: Lot 31, Block M, Section 4, Tyrolea Subdivision, as shown on plat of record in Map Book 13, Page 38, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat specific reference is hereby made for a more particularly description, and being more particularly described as follows:

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Street Address: 904 Heiden Court, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Current Owner(s) of Property: Richard David Hubbs, a single man The street address of the above described property is believed to be 904 Heiden Court, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. 08-001138

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WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by that certain Real Estate Deed of Trust for Tennessee executed on October 22, 2004, by Jessica Shultz to Mary Ruth Tackett, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Registerís Office of Sevier County, Tennessee in Book 2096, Page 55-61, recorded October 22, 2004, (ìDeed of Trustî); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed(s) of Trust is the United States of America, acting by and through the United States Department of Agriculture (ìUSDAî); and WHEREAS, USDA, the current owner and holder of said Deed(s) of Trust appointed Jerry Amonett as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Registerís Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed(s) of Trust; and NOW THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed(s) of Trust by USDA, and Jerry Amonett as Substitute Trustee, or duly appointed agent, pursuant to the power, duty, and authorization in and conferred by said Deed(s) of Trust, will on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, commencing at 10:00 A.M. at the north door at the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest bidder either for cash or 10 percent of the high bid price as a nonrefundable deposit with balance due within ten (10) days of sale, (and if such balance goes unpaid, USDA will retain the deposit and re-foreclose) the following described property lying and being in the 4th Civil District in Sevier County, Tennessee to wit: Being all of Lot 255 of the resubdivision of ROCK GARDENS, UNIT 2, Group Development, as the same appears on a plat of record in MAP Book P34, Page 200, in the Registerís Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which reference is here made for a more particular description.. Being the same property conveyed by Darrell Keene to Jessica Shultz, by deed of record in Deed Book 2096, Page 53, in the said Registerís Office. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2336 Scenic Mountain Dr. Sevierville TN 37876 CURRENT OWNERS: Jessica Shultz The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed(s) 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.

Jerry Amonett Substitute Trustee 4730 New Harvest Ln. Suite 300 Knoxville TN 37918 http//www.resales.usda.gov February 24, March 3 and 10, 2010

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BEGINNING at an existing iron rod at the common corner of the subject property and Lot 8, said rod being along the Western edge of a cul-desac in the 50 foot right-of-way for “Heiden Court”; thence from the point of beginning, and leaving the line of said cul-de-sac, and with the line of the said Lot 8, South 66 degrees 14 minutes 00 seconds East, passing through the common corner of the subject property and the said Lot 8 and Lot 23, 168.39 feet to a new iron rod at the common corner of the subject property and Lot 23 and Lot 3; thence leaving the line of the said Lot 23, and with the line of said Lot 30, South 70 degrees 25 minutes 35 seconds West, 132.04 feet to an existing iron rod at the common corner of the subject property and the said Lot 30 and Lot 34, South 62 degrees 06 minutes 33 seconds West 108.29 feet to an existing iron rod at the common corner of the subject property and the said Lot 34 and the subject Lot 32; thence North 08 degrees 25 minutes 21 seconds East 141.35 feet to a new iron rod at the common corner of the subject property and the subject Lot 32, said rod being along the of the southern edge of said cul-de-sac; thence leaving the line of said Lot 32, and with the line of the said cul-de-sac, and curving in a concave posture, with an arc of 55.01 feet and a radius of 40.0 feet, North 63 degrees 09 minutes 19 seconds East, 50.78 feet to the point of beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT the following property being conveyed to the City of Gatlinburg: BEGINNING on an iron pin in the margin of a 40 foot cul-de-sac inZurich Court, a corner to Lots 30 and 34, Block M, Section 4 of Tyrolea Subdivision; thence with the arc of the cul-de-sac and Lot 30 and a curve to the right having a radius of 40 feet, a distance of 66.14 feet to an iron pin, a corner to Lots 29 and 30; thence with a curve to the left having a radius of 68.55 feet, a distance of 44.68 feet to a point; thence North 25 degrees 53 minutes West 24.93 feet to the point of beginning.

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Sale at public auction will be on A pril 1, 2010 at 12:00PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Tammy L. Lowrie and husband, Dean K. Lowrie, to Quality Title, Trustee, on December 13, 2006 at Book Volume 2689, Page 680conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Seventh (7th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Tract 4 of the Rudolph Property, as shown by plat of record in Large Map Book 5, Page 2, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Street Address: 1219 Powder Springs Road Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s) of Property: Tammy L. Lowrie and husband, Dean K. Lowrie Other interested parties: Acuity, c/o Christopher W. Conner, Garner and Conner, PLLC The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1219 Powder Springs Road, Sevierville, TN 37876, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. Terms of Sale will be public auction, for cash, free and clear of rights of homestead, redemption and dower, and the rights of Tammy L. Lowrie and husband, Dean K. Lowrie, and those claiming through them, and subject to the right of redemption by the DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE by reason of tax lien of record in Book 2802 Page 89Book 3097 Page 405, Registerís Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, subject to any accrued taxes and restrictions. 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. 09-012341

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WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts an obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed o April 20, 2007, by Charles Michael Garrett and Marty Garrett to Charlie R Johnson, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register s Office o Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 2804, Page 709, (“Deed of Trust”) and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was las transferred and assigned to SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.; and WHEREAS SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., the current owner and holder of said Deed o Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwid Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for recor in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trus and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtednes has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust b the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Truste Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys o agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will o Thursday, March 25, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of th Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, th following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wi Situate in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, withi the City of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and being all of Unit 365 of tha certain condominium known as Riverstone Resort Condominium bein designated and described as recorded in Large Map Book 7, Page 106 i the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, and more particularl described in that certain master deed for RiverStone Resort Condominium of record in Book 2578, Page 357 in the Register s Office for Sevie County, Tennessee, to which reference is here made for a more particula description. The land upon which the buildings are situated is described i Exhibit “A” of the master deed, the units are designated in attache exhibits and parking and storage spaces are designated on Exhibit “C” o the master deed. The condominium unit is conveyed subject to an together with the rights and privileges, restrictive covenants and condition set out in the master deed for RiverStone Resort Condominium of record i Book 2578, Page 357 in the Register s Office for Sevier County Tennessee. The developer and every owner, occupant, and any othe person or entity at any time having, taking or acquiring any right, title, claim or leasehold interest in and to any unit or any part of the property an premises dealt with and/or described herein shall be bound by and shall b deemed to have agreed to be bound by the master deed for RiverSton Resort Condominium, the Bylaws of the RiverStone Resort HOA, Inc. an the Club RiverStone Rules and Regulations, and such other rules an regulations as may from time to time be promulgated under the terms o the master deed, as such may or might be amended or modified. Th master deed for RiverStone Resort Condominiums, the bylaws, and a such rules and regulations shall constitute covenants running with the lan and shall bind any person having at any time any interest or estate in th unit, as though recited and stipulated at length herein; and shall b deemed to be incorporated into this instrument evidencing ownership. Th grantee accepts and ratifies the provisions of the master deed, the bylaws the club rules and regulations (and any other rules and regulations adopte under the bylaws) and agrees to comply with all the terms and provision thereof. Being the same property conveyed to Charles Michael Garrett b deed from 212 Dollywood Lane, LLC dated April 20, 2007 and recorded i Book 2804, Page 707 in the Register s Office for Sevier County Tennessee. The above described property was acquired by the grantor(s for investment purposes and is not, nor has it ever been used as a primar residence, in accordance with the provisions of TCA nor has it ever bee used as a primary residence, in accordance with the provisions of TCA Section 26-2-301. which has the address of: 212 Dollywood Lane Unit 365 Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 212 Dollywood Lane Unit 365 Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

CURRENT OWNER(S): Charles Michael Garrett The sale of the above described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorde plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-bac lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well a any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurat survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in sai Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned wi sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjour the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without furthe publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set fort above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee c/o LDWatts Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 221.1003660TN

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NOTICE The contents of Leased space of the units listed below will be sold to satisfy the owners lien. The entire contents shall be sold at Parkside Self Storage, 4515 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN. on Saturday, March 20, 2010, 10:00 AM until sold. Rights reserved to reject any and all offers. Cash sale only. Troy Ball Unit #3 David Bell Unit #7 Ann Marie Ford Unit 270 Magic & Novelty Outlet Units 210, 211, 212 Teyna Clevenger Unit 213

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Sale at public auction will be on M arch 25, 2010 at 12:00PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Stan A. Campbell, an unmarried man, to John Dyer, Trustee, on July 29, 2005 at Book Volume 2305, Page 241conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the registered holders of Aegis Asset Backed Securities Trust, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-5 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 Third (3rd) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 7 of the Re-Subdivision of Lots 10, 14, 15 and part of Lot 12, in the Manning Ridge Subdivision, as the same appears on the plat of record in Map Book 27, Page 327, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which specific map reference is hereby made for a more particular description.

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CITY OF SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE This will serve as legal notice that a public hearing has been scheduled to receive any public comment on the matter of closing and abandoning the right of way and existing roadway of a portion of Lonesome Valley Road. A new section of Lonesome Valley Road would be constructed to replace the portion of existing right of way proposed for abandonment. Said land is shown on the map.

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Further information on this proposed abandonment and relocation may be obtained prior to the Public Hearing by contacting the OfďŹ ce of Planning & Development at Sevierville City Hall at 453-5504 during regular ofďŹ ce hours, Monday through Friday. Lynn K. McC.urg, City Recorder

Current Owner(s) of Property: Stan A. Campbell, a single person The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2412 Manning Court, Sevierville, TN 37876, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above.If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

        

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Beautiful Lab Pups, Champion Petigree AKC black & chocolate. Males $450; Females $550. 865-388-6153.

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242 RESTAURANT Log Cabin Pancake House Gatlinburg accepting applications for Servers & Hostess. Apply in person Mon-Fri 7am-2pm. 327 Historic Nature Trail. 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 Papa Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Gat. now hiring team members. Exp. a plus. Apply in person, no phone calls please. 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. 246 TRUCK DRIVERS REGIONAL FLEET Create your own Schedule! LANDAIR Solutions from the Ground Up Great Pay & Full Benefits Class A CDL + 1 Yr. OTR Exp. 1-800-539-8016 www.landair.com 247 MAINTENANCE Motel Maintenance Man needed part time. A/C knowledge preferred. 654-8247.

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236 GENERAL Activities Assistant Large resort looking for person who is active, friendly, and enjoys working with people to help with Activities program. Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends. Tree Tops Resort of Gatlinburg 865-436-6559 Assistant Manager needed. Drop off resume to Global Liquidation located at The Shops of Pigeon Forge East Wears Valley Rd

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Professional office space for rent or lease. 1400 sq ft. For more information call Joanna 865-774-8885 or 1800-586-1494. EOE M/F/H

Large Efficiency apt. Utilities furnished. 774-3564 Lovely view, 1BR, w/d. dw, elect/water, $450 865-7122901. No smoking.

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BOB RENTS 2BR 2BA trailer $600 mth, 1st & last required. Absolutely no pets! 429-4574 or 453-8243. 3BR/2BA $525/mo. + $500 sec. dep. Douglas Dam area no pets. 850-3621.

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1BR 1BA condo, remodeled. Secluded mountain. Furnished. Rent with option to buy or trade for land. $59,900. 865-908-0170.

Beautiful 2BR Furn. Log Cabin for residential rent. Located between Gat. & P.F. $750 month. Days: 423-2461500, Nights: 423349-0222. Belle Meadows 3BR/2BA 2 car garage 2200 sq ft +/$1,200 per month 865-429-2962

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

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 cabin.hotslap.com

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Large 3 level 3BR, 2.5 Bath near PF/Gat. $1050/mo. 865804-0590. HUD PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-6699777, The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

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

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national briefs Same-sex couples marry in D.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) — One bride wore a black suit, the other had on a white one with rhinestones. They walked down the aisle to Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are” and kissed after the pastor pronounced them “legally married.” The Rev. Darlene Garner, 61, and the Rev. Candy Holmes, 53, were among the first same-sex couples to marry in Washington on Tuesday, when the district became the sixth place in the country to conduct the unions. The district joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont as places that issue same-sex couples marriage licenses.

Teacher backs SUV into room

FRANKLIN, Mich. (AP) — A teacher trying to park her SUV Tuesday backed through a large window and into a classroom at the suburban Detroit school where she taught, slightly injuring several preschool students, authorities said. The teacher was trying to park her Jeep outside Huda School & Montessori, a private Islamic school, and hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, Village of Franklin Police Chief Patrick Browne said. Browne said six of the 17 preschool students were injured, primarily with cuts and bruises. Four went to a hospital and three were released Tuesday afternoon. The fourth, a boy, was expected to be released by the end of the day.

Ohio State janitor kills worker, self

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State University janitor who received a bad job evaluation shot two supervisors in a campus maintenance building, killing one of them, then fatally shot himself, officials said Tuesday. Nathaniel Brown, 51, who was hired in October and was still on probation, arrived for work at the nation’s largest university dressed in dark clothing, a hooded sweat shirt and a backpack, then opened fire in an office suite using two handguns, campus Police Chief Paul Denton said. About a half-dozen other employees were in the building when the shooting began, he said. He described the shooting as workrelated and said Brown recently received a poor performance evaluation, though he declined to say whether that was the motive. No students were hurt, and classes went on as scheduled. The shooting was first reported at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Two of oldest people in U.S. die

WESTMORELAND, N.H. (AP) — Two of the oldest people in the world have died on the same day, one in New Hampshire and one in Michigan. Mary Josephine Ray was certified as the oldest person living in the United States. Her granddaughter Katherine Ray says she died in a Westmoreland, N.H., nursing home Sunday at 114 years, 294 days. The Gerontology Research Group says Daisey Bailey died in Detroit hours later at 113 years, 342 days. The group tracks and studies old people and certifies those 110 or older, called supercentenarians. The oldest person in the world is Japan’s Kama Chinen at age 114 years, 301 days.

Class-action lawsuits could cost Toyota $3B MIAMI (AP) — Toyota owners claiming that massive safety recalls are causing the value of their vehicles to plummet have filed at least 89 class-action lawsuits that could cost the Japanese auto giant $3 billion or more, according to an Associated Press review of cases, legal precedent and interviews with experts. Those estimates do not include potential payouts for wrongful death and injury lawsuits, which could reach in the tens of millions

each. Still, the sheer volume of cases involving U.S. Toyota owners claiming lost value — 6 million or more — could prove far more costly, adding up to losses in the billions for the automaker. Such class-action lawsuits “are more scary for Toyota than the cases where people actually got injured,” said Tom Baker, a University of Pennsylvania law professor. “A super-big injury case would be $20 million. But you could have millions of individual car owners who

could (each) be owed $1,000. If I were Toyota, I’d be more worried about those cases.” As Toyota continues to deal with the recalls and wavering public confidence in its vehicle safety, its biggest financial fight may be in the courtroom. A key decision could come at a March 25 hearing in San Diego, where a panel of federal judges will consider whether to consolidate the mushrooming cases into a single jurisdiction.

After that, a judge will decide whether all claims filed by Toyota owners nationwide can be combined in a single legal action — known as “certifying a class” — and whether the claims have enough merit to move toward either trial or settlement. Toyota owners suing the company contend their vehicles have dropped in value because of the recalls and that Toyota knew all along about safety problems but concealed them from buyers.


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The Mountain Press ◆ Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Close to Home

Advice

Woman suggests potty intervention for friend’s 6-year-old daughter

Zits

Blondie

Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: My best friend has a beautiful, bright, articulate almost6-year-old daughter, “Kit.” They have a nice home and good manners and are fun to be with. Kit is in kindergarten. When we go out, she is perfectly capable of using the rest room herself. However, at home, Kit prefers to use her potty chair. Unfortunately, the potty chair is kept in the family room, just a few feet from the dining room table. Kit uses the chair in front of whoever is in the room, and will also eat dinner and watch TV at the same time. I’ve repeatedly suggested that Kit’s potty chair should, at the very least, be in the bathroom. But when Kit has to use it, she will pick up the chair and carry it to wherever she wants. Last week, she brought it next to the TV and proceeded to poop in it. Her mom thought it was hilarious. I told her Kit needed a potty intervention. She suggested I write to Annie’s Mailbox. What suggestions do you have? -- Deborah in Los Angeles Dear Deborah: We have to admit we laughed, but we’re on your side. Kit needs to confine her toilet activities to the bathroom, and Mom should encourage this instead of turning a blind eye. It doesn’t do Kit any favors or teach her anything useful by allowing her to carry her potty chair all over the house and poop in front of company. Better that she stops this sooner rather than later. Dear Annie: “Married and Alone” complained about her husband, who tells her “thank you” and “I love

you,” but doesn’t buy her gifts and cards. Is she kidding? Every day this man shows her how much he loves her by working hard so she has the privilege of staying home with those two kids. How often does she give him gifts and cards that let him know how much she appreciates HIM? Has she thought that perhaps he’s too exhausted to stop at a store to buy her a cheap trinket? You should have verbally kicked this woman in the pants and told her to volunteer at a battered women’s shelter. Perhaps that would make her appreciate what a good husband she has. -- LAC Dear LAC: Everyone is different when it comes to the amount and type of attention they require. You have a good attitude for your situation, but not everyone responds so positively. “Married” needs to learn how to be engaged in other activities. Volunteering is always a good idea. Thanks for saying so. Dear Annie: I have been married to a beautiful woman for more than 10 years, and we have been together for nearly 20. In spite of our close relationship, I am troubled by the increasingly peculiar nature of our intimate lives. Always sexually vibrant, my lovely wife has become a wild woman in the bedroom

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e

Garfield

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

For Better Or Worse

Tina’s Groove

once or twice a month, but only after heavy drinking during one of her “girls’ nights out.” The rest of the time, she is disinterested at best and harshly standoffish at worst. I love my wife and am amazed at her occasional carnality, but the one or two days of erotic pleasure are becoming less and less worth the 28 days of emotional instability and sexual rejection. What can I do? -- Frustrated in Pennsylvania Dear Frustrated: The fact that your wife is only interested in you when she is totally smashed is a problem. We won’t even get into what might be happening at her “girls’ night out” that makes her so enthusiastic in the bedroom. If she is going through menopause, she may need the combination to rev up her libido. It also would explain the mood swings. The only way to work through these kinds of problems is by dealing with them honestly. Ask your wife to talk to her doctor about her “emotional instability” and lack of libido. Then please get into counseling so you can work on this together. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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