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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 82 ■ March 23, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents

Tuesday

What’s this? Springtime with snow?

INSIDE

5It’s Flynn again Sevier County slugger goes deep again as Smoky Bears roll

By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

Sports, Page A8

5And now comes the sell Obama to sign health care bill, hit road to convince America NATION, Page A5

Celebrities

Targeting Tyson PETA wants probe into ex-boxing champ’s pigeon racing show Page A6

Weather Today

Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press

Snow streaks the sky along River Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Monday as Mother Nature reminds everyone that winter will not go along quietly.

The old saying holds that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but offers little perspective on what we should expect the middle of the month to hold. For Sevier County this year, though, it’s trending more toward the lion. It may have “officially” been the third day of spring, but Monday brought flurries and even accumulating snow showers throughout East Tennessee and, while it may not be the latest the area has seen winter precipitation, it certainly caught some folks off guard. “There are a lot of cars up in the park right now because we have a lot of spring-breakers who have come out to enjoy the weather we were having over the weekend,” Great Smoky Mountains National Park spokesman Bob Miller said Monday morning. “Certainly we are concerned that some of those folks might be illprepared to move from the weather we had over the weekend to this.” Those people may also have had a hard time getting off the mountain once their trips into the backcountry were over. While the snow melted as it hit the ground in most parts of Sevier County, there was some accumulation in the higher elevations, particularly in parts of the park. That prompted officials to close Newfound Gap Road at lunchtime. “We did get enough snow and icy material on the road by noon that we decided we needed to go ahead and close the road,” Miller said. “When it comes to that decision, it’s not so much about how much accumulation there is as how slick the road is getting.” Park crews started early Monday running snow plows and other equipment in an effort to keep the road clear. While that sufficed for most of the morning, with only an inch of snow at Newfound Gap by 7 a.m., it became See snow, Page A4

Group prepares to file prayer suit vs. county Officials say they won’t stop opening meetings with traditional invocation

Mostly cloudy High: 57°

Tonight Clear Low: 38°

DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Tammy Shultz, 49 Wanda Lewelling, 85 “Rick” Sexton Emmett Tabor, 52 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . A1-A4,A6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8,A9 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A13 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A13 Classifieds . . . . . . A9-A12 Nation . . . . . . . . . A5,A14 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A14

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

By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

“Instead of taking these simple steps to comply with the law, Sevier County appears to have choSEVIERVILLE — The Washington-based group sen to deliberately flout the U.S. Constitution.”

“This is something we’ve done for as long as I’ve been mayor and we’re going to continue doing it.”

— AU Senior Litigation Counsel Alex Luchenitser

— County Mayor Larry Waters, in office for 32 years

that fielded a citizen’s complaint about the County Commission’s practice of reciting the Lord’s Prayer says it’s gearing up for a possible legal battle as local leaders continue to dismiss the organization’s demands. Meanwhile, it became apparent Monday it may be easier for the group to file that suit than previously thought.

An attorney with Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) says the group is “taking all steps necessary to prepare the case for litigation.” Meanwhile, county officials say they’re not budging on AU’s insistence that they stop opening their sessions

with the invocation and remove a poster depicting the prayer, the Ten Commandments and a depiction of Jesus from the meeting room. “While we had hoped to be able to resolve this matter without going to court, the odds of that happening appear to

be quite slim now,” AU Senior Litigation Counsel Alex Luchenitser said in an e-mail to The Mountain Press on Monday. “Instead of taking these simple steps to comply with the law, Sevier County appears to have chosen to deliberately flout the U.S. Constitution.

“It is unfortunate that the county has invited a lawsuit that will waste county funds and detract from the proper tasks of county government.” Though AU officials previously told The Mountain Press they would have See PRAYER, Page A5

Loud and proud Fundraiser for 10th Smoky Mountain Thunder draws enthusiastic crowd for day-long festivities By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — There’s a very obvious reason why they call the annual motorcycle rally honoring America’s military Smoky Mountain Thunder. “It’s loud,” a young boy shrieked as he cupped his hands over his ears at the fairgrounds Saturday next to a herd of revving hogs. The thunder came early to Sevier County this year as organizers prepare for the 10th anniversary ride, which will be held on the Sunday preceding Memorial Day. A fundraiser was held this weekend to help raise some of the more than $5,000 it takes to put the event on annually. The festivities ran nearly all day, featuring live music, vendor displays and competitions, including, as that little fellow learned, a loud pipe contest that challenged participants to make the

most-deafening noises they could with their two- and three-wheeled rides. “We’re having a lot of fun here today as a fundraiser for the Smoky Mountain Thunder ride on May 30 this year,” event organizer Ron Giddis said. “It should be a good day and we’re expecting a great turn-out. I’ve been getting calls for weeks from all over from folks wanting to know about this. We’re hoping we’re going to just load it up.” The American Eagle Foundation set up a booth at the event that included the national symbol standing above a mounted flag, while the Sevierville Police Department offered child safety programs and displays of the skills of its K-9 officers. Meanwhile, paying vendors offered their wares to ticketed visitors, with all the money from the Derek Hodges/The Mountain Press event directed to funding the special Keith Click of Knoxville shines his machine anniversary ride. prior to a bike show during a fundraiser for the See LOUD, Page A4 Smoky Mountain Thunder ride Saturday.


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The Mountain Press ◆ Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Byrd running for County Commission seat

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

tuesday, march 23 Seymour Story Time

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

Hot Meals

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

Women’s Bible Study

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

Gatekeepers

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

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New Center Football

New Center Football Little League sign-ups 12:30-4 p.m., Sevierville Community Center, for ages 5-11. Registration fee for football and cheerleading $55; discount for more than one child. 640-5344.

Smoky Mountain Jam Basketball

Smoky Mountain Jam Basketball fundraiser game for Catlettsburg Elementary School, 6 p.m. Donations also acceptedl. Admission $5 for adults, $3 for children and $1 for any student basketball player. Concessions available. (865) 680-7369. Tickets available at the door.

sunday, march 28 Sunday Night Alive

Gatlinburg First UMC, 6 p.m., fellowship of contemporary music and worship followed by a hot meal. 4364691.

Boyds Creek Baptist

Boyds Creek Baptist Church service in song, 7 p.m. Guest singers, Heavenly Sunshine.

Gists Creek Baptist

Gists Creek Baptist Church service and singing 6 p.m. with Matt Cordell, local tribute artist; Andy Stringfield, pianist from The Kingdom Heirs. 428-1703.

WEDNEsday, march 25 Maples Branch Baptist

First Presbyterian

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

Middle Creek UMC

Worship services at 6:30 p.m. at Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge. 216-2066. Preschool story time 10:30 a.m., Sevier County Main Library. 453-3532.

thursday, march 25 Hot Meals

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

TOPS

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

Women’s Bible Study

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

Cougar Sign-Ups

Cougar football and cheerleading sign-ups 6-8 p.m., Northview Middle School football field. 388-1618.

Midway FCE

Midway Family Community and Education Club meets 1 p.m., Mountain National Bank, Kodak. Master Gardener will speak.

Monday, March 29 Women’s Bible Study

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

tuesday, march 30 Hot Meals for Hungry Hearts served from 5:306:30 p,m. Second Baptist Church, Pigeon Street just off Chapman Highway. Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Garrett, Gatlinburg n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

Gatekeepers

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

WEDNESday, march 31 Middle Creek UMC

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

Submitted report John French has announced his candidacy for county commissioner in the 3rd District, Seat B. The 47-year-old has been married to Debbie Caylor French for 28 years and they have two sons, Justin and Cameron. A member of Red Bank Baptist Church and a graduate of the Sevier County School System, French said his platform is “A Voice for You.” French, a full-time firefighter for the city of Sevierville, has volunteered thousands of hours with Sevier County fire and rescue services over the past 24 years. “Now I want to volunteer my time and service to the people of the 3rd

Submitted Report

Women’s Bible Study

8th District,” he said. “I will work with School Board members to try to locate land in the Kodak area for a new high school and will also support enhancing the Northview Fire department’s facilities to better serve the homes and businesses in the community. I will partner with the Road Superintendent and the State on safety issues. “If elected,” Byrd said, “I will do my best to serve the constituents of the 8th District and vote how the majority of the citizens want me to vote.”

French running for County Commission District, with a commitment to keeping our taxes low, our communities safe, and making sure our French children have skills they need to compete in today’s global economy,” he says. “When elected I would like to form a committee to raise money for a boys and girls club in the New Center area. Land has already been given for the project, and I feel a safe place for our children to play is very important. I also want to improve our schools as our area continues to grow. “With this growth

Overbey appointed to state Child Fatality Review Team

Hot Meals

Directors; charter member of Northview Optimist Club, twice serving as president and treasurer, with several years on the Board of Directors; oversaw the construction of new Optimist Club building; member of Sevier County Ruritan Club; and a member of Eagles1 Riders. “My primary focus is on the education of the children, safety of all people, and dedication to preserving the integrity and beauty of the community. I’ll strive to keep taxes low and will only vote for a tax increase if it benefits the

NASHVILLE — State Sen. Doug Overbey, R-Maryville, has been appointed to the Tennessee Child Fatality Review Team. The appointment was made by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who named Overbey as one of two Senate members on the team. The Child Fatality Review Team includes individuals from various occupations that affect child health and safety. The team collects information in every case of child death, so that a greater understanding can be reached as to the reason for such tragidies, and to learn of any possible preventive measures. Overbey has served

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on the House Health and Human Resources Committee for eight years and on the Senate General Welfare, Health and Human Services Committee for two years. “I am very pleased to be appointed to the Tennessee Child Fatality Review Team,” said Overbey. “We have many challenges before us and I look forward to being a part of finding solutions to give every Tennessee child a healthy start in life.” Among the Team’s top child health concerns is the state’s high infant mortality rate.

comes the added responsibility to be a good steward towards what attracts so many visitors to our area. I want to work with the Hillside Task Force and the Planning Commission to preserve the natural beauty of our county, which is loved by so many. “It is through this same planning that we must recruit industry to our county. Geographically, Sevier County sits in a prime location to bring small industry into our area. We must work harder to bring good-paying

jobs to Sevier County and position it as a place that small industry wants to be, especially in these trying times. “Politicians love to make promises. This is my promise to you: I will make sure your voice is heard, because I will and can work the hours it takes to be an effective voice for you.”

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friday, march 26 Kid’s Night Out

Kid’s Night Out 6-10 p.m. Pigeon Forge Community Center. $10 for PFCC members, $15 for nonmembers. 429-7373.

Kodak Story Time

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

Donkey Basketball

Jones Cove School Beta Club presents Donkey Basketball at school gym, 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 for students and $5 for adults before the game. Tickets are $5 and $6 at the door. Concessions available.

Pancakes/Easter Bunny

Pancake supper with Easter Bunny 5:30-7:30 p.m. Flapjacks, Sevierville. $5. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Bring camera. 428-3954 or 603-1223.

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Gene Byrd has announced his candidacy for county commissioner in the 8th District, Seat A. He is a lifelong resident of Kodak and a member of Holston Memorial Baptist Church. He is the son of the late Frank and Joanna Byrd. He is married to Kay France Moore Byrd and has two daughters, Regina Johnson and Kym Meade; a stepson, Anthony Moore; and four grandchildren, Tyler and Kyle Johnson, Piper Meade and Nicholas Moore. Byrd was self-employed

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press

Sellars running for County Commission

ARRESTS Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. u Michael Paul Bingham, 29, of Powell, Tenn., was charged March 20 with a child support warrant from circuit court. He was released on $250 bond. u Austin Fredrick Busha, 25, of 215 Mayes Road in Pigeon Forge, was charged March 21 with theft forgery (credit card). He was being held. u Joe Childress, 47, of Knoxville, was charged March 20 with cruelty to animals. He was released. u Caroline Conner, 18, of 153 Proffitt Road in Gatlinburg, was charged March 21 with violation of a valid court order. She was being held. u Sherrie Lee Dugger, 48, of 3732 Oldham Creek in Sevierville, was charged March 21 with two warrants for violation of probation. She was being held in lieu of $30,000 bond. u Michelle Mae Gunter, 31, of 519 Butler Branch Road in Gatlinburg, was charged March 22 with theft and violation of probation. She was being held. u Eric Shane Jenkins, 37, of Dandridge, was charged March 21 with DUI. He was released on $2,500 bond. u Danny Allen Julian, 49, of 204 Winding Ridge Trail in Sevierville, was charged March 21 with public intoxication. He was released. u Jason Darrell Lawrence, 27, of Powell, was charged March 21 with three counts of burglary. He was being held in lieu of $30,000 bond. u Robert Earl Loveday Jr.,

28, of 318 Myers Hollow Road in Seymour, was charged March 20 with a second count of DUI, violation of implied consent law and reckless endangerment. He was released. u Amanda Mae Maples, 29, of 613 Ridge Road in Sevierville, was charged March 22 with violation of parole. She was being held. u Timothy Edward Mathis, 30, of 745 Southview Circle in Kodak, was charged March 19 with domestic violence assault. He was released on $2,500 bond. u Charles Richard Maxwell, 42, of 2020 Ridge Road Apt. 10 in Pigeon Forge, was charged March 21 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court He was being held. u Jonathan Samuel Oakley, 34, of 1416 S. Circle Drive in Sevierville, was charged March 21 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Justin Lenard Ownby, 18, of 905 Maryville Highway #14 in Seymour, was charged March 19 with driving on a suspended license. He was released. u Heather Nicole Ramsey, 21, of 997 Old Newport Highway in Sevierville, was charged March 21 with two misdemeanor warrants from general sessions court. She was being held. u Seth Aaron Smith, 20, of 307 Cate Byrd Road Lot 24 in Sevierville, was charged March 21 with aggravated burglary. He was released on $15,000 bond. u Dominick Robert Stazzone, 40, of 199 Murrell Meadows Drive in Sevierville, was charged March 21 with violation of probation. He was released. u Amy Sue Tague, 42, of 313 Circle Drive in Gatlinburg, was charged March 21 with being a fugitive from justice. She was being held.

state b r i e f s Clarksville man fatally stabbed

CLARKSVILLE (AP) — Police in Clarksville say the suspect who stabbed a man to death fled the scene and has not been found. Police responded to a call about the stabbing around 6:14 a.m. Sunday. A statement from Clarksville police says they believe there was a confrontation and 28-yearold Hashim Moorman of Clarksville was stabbed multiple times.

that copyright ownership of Miller’s 1964 songs goes to Mary Miller and Roger Miller Music Inc. The songs include “Dang Me,” “Chug-A-Lug” and “You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd.” Miller, who also acted in and wrote the lyrics and music for the Tony award-winning Broadway musical “Big River,” died from cancer in 1992 at 56.

Singers’s widow copyright winner

NASHVILLE (AP) — The widow of country music singer Roger Miller has won a protracted legal battle over the copyrights to “King of the Road” and other of the late artist’s best known songs. U.S. District Judge William J. Haynes ruled

Troy Sellars is announcing his candidacy for the Sevier County Commission, 8th District, Seat A. Sellars, a resident of Kodak, is a smallbusiness owner who served over nine years with the Sevierville Police Department as a patrol and K-9 officer and two years as a Judicial Commissioner/ Magistrate for Sevier County General Sessions Court. His wife of 13 years, Christy, is a school resource officer at Seymour Primary. They

have a 5-year-old son, Christopher, who will be attending Northview Primary School next Sellars year. Sellars, who calls himself a conservative Republican, says he is running on a platform “to provide strong representation that provides a new voice to all 8th District citizens. “I am 100 percent behind the volunteer fire department and our sheriff’s department,” said Sellars. “I have

worked closely with both departments as a resident and as a K-9 officer. I know first-hand how much they benefit our community. “My wife works in the schools and our son will be attending kindergarten at Northview next year. There is an immediate need for more school funding in the 8th District. “All of our kids need an environment where they can make the most of themselves. “I also believe that the 8th District needs to make the most of its own economic growth,”

he said. “Our district doesn’t have the national park and we don’t have other major tourist attractions. “We have to do all we can to bring good jobs like that to the 8th District. These things have prompted me to seek election to the 8th District County Commission seat. “I have one thing to say that sums it all up,” Sellars said. “I have nothing to gain and plenty to give. “I have no interest in politics beyond representing my neighbors and making sure their voice is heard on County Commission.”

Moore seeks re-election to school board Submitted report Stanley Moore has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Sevier County Board of Education in the 3rd Educational District. Moore is currently the Sevier County Board of Education member representing Northview Primary School, Northview Middle School, Sevier County High School and the newly opened Catlettsburg Elementary School. Moore is a lifelong resident of the Northview community and a graduate of Sevier County High School. He has been married to his wife, Sherry, for 32 years. Sherry Moore teaches at Northview Primary. The Moores have one

daughter, Samantha, who attended Northview Primary and Northview Middle schools. She graduated from Sevier County High School and is currently a sophomore at Walters State Community College. The Moores are members of Kodak United Methodist Church. While serving on the Board of Education, Moore said he has worked to provide new schools in several areas of Sevier County to alleviate overcrowding. “In fact, I am committed to building a new high school to serve the children of the 3rd Educational District. The new high school will relieve overcrowding at Sevier County High School,” he said.

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Some of the other needs Moore cites as being addressed in the 3rd Educational District: n Purchase of land for the new high school so the first phase of construction can begin n Replacement of the gym floor and bleachers at Northview Middle School n Replacement of bleachers at Northview Primary School n Installation of air conditioning in the gyms at Northview Primary and Northview Middle schools n Resurfacing of entrance roads to Northview Primary and Northview Middle schools n Purchase and installa-

tion of playground equipment at Catlettsburg Elementary “When re-elected, I will continue to work closely with the schools and communities of the 3rd Educational District to make sure that our children receive an outstanding educational experience that develops lifelong learners,” he said.

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The Mountain Press â—† Tuesday, March 23, 2010

OBITUARIES

into the wild. “At this time of year, a lot of the people out the in the backcountry are on the Appalachian Trail and, if they’re planning to stay in one of the shelters up there, they have to check in with someone at the park office first,� Miller explained. “Those folks will check to make sure they’ve got everything they need given the conditions that are expected. For the most part they’re prepared, but we do have some who just really are not ready to go out.� For those folks, the options are finding a way to secure the equipment they’ll need, like warm clothes, or canceling their plans. While that may seem harsh, it might save the person’s life and valuable park resources expended in rescue operations if they should get into trouble, Miller said. At lower levels, it appeared

there was little impact on daily life as temperatures several degrees above the freezing mark kept local roads mostly clear. School children perhaps saw it as a bit of torture that they had to watch the snow all day from their desks. “We are in school today as scheduled,� Curriculum Director Debra Cline said. While they may have dreamed of at least getting an early start on their afterschool plans, there seems to be reason for local children to be grateful they got a full day’s education Monday. That’s because the schools have been closed 13 days already this year, the maximum number built in to the calendar. Having another cancellation could mean an extra hour tacked on to the school day or even class on Saturday, Cline said. “If we miss another day, that will be when we have to consider our options,� she said.

It doesn’t appear any accumulating snow — and there was some in the area, including 14 inches on the ground at Mt. LeConte on Monday morning — will last for long. According to information provided by the National Weather Service’s Morristown office, the cold front that brought the March snow here and in the Great Plains will quickly yield to warmer weather. Though Monday’s temperatures got just over the 40-degree mark in much of the county, today’s forecast called for the mercury to near the 60-degree mark again. Through the rest of the week, the warmer trend is expected to continue, with forecast highs reaching 70 again by tomorrow then staying in mid- to upper60s through the weekend.

with the utmost respect and dignity,� Giddis said. 3From Page A1 “We’re not going to do something halfway.� In an effort to attract “This is a special year folks to the event, the for us because of the 10 group brought in live years, but every year music, catered food and we do this is special,� offered trophies in conGiddis said. “I used to go tests that rewarded the to the Rolling Thunder owners of the best-lookMemorial Ride in Washington and one year ing, best-burning-out and loudest bikes, as well as I was riding back with a buddy of mine and I asked categories including best patriotic tattoo. him, ‘Why isn’t someJay Hobbs, a ride sponbody doing something at home like this?’ Well, one sor who operated a booth thing led to another and I at Saturday’s event, agreed with Giddis that the effort became somebody.� must be top-notch to As organizers like Giddis make plans for the capture the respect the participants have for those anniversary year, they’re well aware this event, like who gave their lives for their those before it, will cost a country. “I believe in what pretty penny. That’s why they’re doing here,� Hobbs they decided to hold the said. “This is all about fundraiser. “When you do a tribute honoring the heroes. They deserve our utmost to fallen military memrespect.� bers, it should be done Hobbs and just about

every man in his family served in the military, covering every branch except the Coast Guard. He said he understands the importance of remembering fallen soldiers, having fought under the red, white and blue himself. That’s why he helped organize the Patriot Heart Riders of East Tennessee, which pays tribute at military funerals, send-offs for departing soldiers, and

even memorials for law enforcement and other emergency responders. It’s also why Hobbs has participated in Smoky Mountain Thunder for nine of its 10 years. “It’s a great event and we’re proud to be a part of it,� he said. “Every year it just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and better and better.�

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In Memoriam

Tammy Diane Houser Shultz

Tammy Diane Houser Shultz age 49 of Pigeon Forge, TN. (formerly of Knoxville) passed away on March 20, 2010, at LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville. She was of the Baptist Faith. Tammy is preceded in death by her father, Carl Franklin Houser. She is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Starkey, Jennifer Shultz and Sonya Brown; grandchildren, Aaron and Alijah Davidson, Gabriel Shultz, Taylan and Savannah Brown; mother, Flora Houser; brothers, Carl and Gary Houser; sisters, Carla Miller and Mary Richmond; special friends, Alex Martinez, Gay and Paul Arnieri. A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Rawlings Funeral Home in Sevierville. Donations may be made to the family for final expenses to Suzanne A. Starkey, 2300 Merchants Dr. Apt. 99, Knoxville, TN. 37912. You may share your thoughts and memories with the family on our Web site. n www.rawlingsfuneralhome.com

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Wanda Lewelling

Wanda Lewelling, age 85 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday March 21, 2010. She was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her niece Robin Mattern Fitzgerald. Survivors: sister, Eleanor Mattern; nieces, Jackie Finchum, Pat Carr; nephew, Michael Mattern, and wife Karen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sevier County Humane Society, P.O. Box 976, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eden Cemetery for graveside service and interment with Rev. Hudson Chesteen officiating. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

clear as the snow continued to fall that the battle was being lost. The closure is far from the latest one forced by winter weather, even in the last two years, with snow shutting the gates on April 6, 2009. However, park officials have been prompted to stop access to the road 43 times this year, far more than last year’s 25. As for those folks out in the backcountry who might have been surprised by the flakes after a weekend of 70-degree sunshine, Miller said park officials will be keeping an eye out for anyone in trouble. Additionally, park workers try to spot those who might not be ready for everything Mother Nature might throw at them before they set out

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Joe Richard (Rick) Sexton, Attorney, born November 14, 1946, passed away suddenly on March 11, 2010, at U. T. Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is survived by: son, Allen Morrow Sexton; daughter and son-in-law, Christa Sexton Hedtke, Brad Hedtke and grandson, Vincent Danger Hedtke; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Lewis Sexton, Angela Sexton and granddaughter, Ava Grace; ex-wife, Cynthia Costner Sexton; mother, Sadie Morrow Sexton; several sisters and brothers and their families, as well as numerous cousins, greatnieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Malvin C. Sexton, brother, Allen C. Sexton, and many aunts and uncles. Rick graduated from the Nashville School of Law and was licensed to practice in 1992. He was admitted to practice in Federal Court, and was a former Public Defender for Scott County. He served in the Air Force as crew chief for the SR-71 Blackbird during Vietnam, and was honorably discharged. He also served in the Tennessee Air National Guard at McGhee Tyson Air Base. He formerly managed several local cable companies and Halls Telephone. There will be a memorial honoring his life on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on 214 Cedar Street, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862. At that time, his family hopes to see his friends and share memories of Rick in celebration of his life.

Emmett Allen Tabor, 52 of Sevierville, died Friday, March 19, 2010, after an extended battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born in Charleston, W.Va., and grew up in Flagler Beach, Fla., and St. Augustine, Fla. Survivors: children: Emmett Allen Tabor Jr. and Tabatha Tabor of Walden, N.Y.; three grandchildren; lifelong partner, Starrleen Webb; brothers, John, Tom, Bobby, Ray and Lonnie Dale; sisters, Brenda, Betty Jo, Oleeta and LaQuita; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4219 Hillsboro Road, Suite 306, Nashville, TN 37215. Memorial service was held Tuesday at Smoky Mountain Baptist Church on Caton’s Chapel Road. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California signs the Health Reform bill, Monday in Washington. deficits and ban insurance company practices such as charging more to women and denying coverage to people with medical problems. “This is what change looks like,” Obama said after the vote, a remark echoing his 2008 campaign promise of “change we can believe in.” “We proved that this government — a government of the people and by the people — still works for the people.” Obama’s young presidency received a much needed boost from passage of the legislation, which would touch the lives of nearly every American. The battle for the future of the health insurance system — affecting one-sixth of the economy — galvanized Republicans and conservative activists looking ahead to November’s midterm elections. A companion pack-

age making a series of changes sought by House Democrats to the main bill, which already had passed the Senate, was approved 220-211. The fix-it bill will now go to the Senate, where debate is expected to begin as early as Tuesday. Senate Democrats hope to approve it unchanged and send it directly to Obama, though Republicans plan parliamentary objections that could change the bill and require it to go back to the House. Sen. John McCain said Monday morning that Democrats have not heard the last of the health care debate, and said he was repulsed by “all this euphoria going on.” Appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” McCain, who was Obama’s GOP rival in the 2008 presidential campaign, said that “outside the Beltway, the American people are very angry. They don’t

like it, and we’re going to repeal this.” The complicated twostep approval process for the legislation was made necessary because Senate Democrats lost their filibuster-proof supermajority in a special election in January, a setback that caused even some Democratic lawmakers to pronounce the yearlong health care effort dead. Under the relentless prodding of Pelosi, in particular, it was gradually revived, and the fix-it bill will be considered under fast-track Senate rules that don’t allow minority party filibusters. “We will be joining those who established Social Security, Medicare and now, tonight, health care for all Americans,” said a jubilant Pelosi, D-Calif., partner to Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the grueling campaign to pass the legislation.

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to find a local person to put his or her name on any legal action brought, that appears to not be the case. Throughout the goingson between the county and the activist group, the person who called the local issue to AU’s attention has remained anonymous. Earlier information from AU indicated that would have to change before the suit is filed; however Luchenitser now says that’s not true. “Assuming that it does become necessary to file a lawsuit, our expectation is that all plaintiffs would proceed under pseudonyms,” Luchenitser said, indicating the names “John Doe” or “Jane Doe” would likely be used to cover the local resident’s identity. Using such a pseudonym is not uncommon in controversial cases based on civil rights claims that have the potential to escalate beyond a local court. For instance, the false name “Jane Roe” was used for Norma L. McCorvey, the plaintiff in a now-famous court case regarding abortion. County officials first learned of the group’s concerns about the prayer and the picture in mid-February. A letter sent at the time demanded the practice stop and the depiction be removed from the room, which is also used on occasion for court proceedings. However, county officials from Mayor Larry Waters to a number of the commissioners have voiced support for ignoring the demands and the group did say the prayer when it met March 15, to the delight of an overflow crowd that turned out to support continuing the tradition. “This is something we’ve done for as long as I’ve been mayor and we’re going to continue doing it,” said Waters, who has been in office for 32 years. “This is a part of our culture and our heritage in Sevier County. We feel like, based on past Supreme Court rulings, that we’re on solid

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Park visits show drop in February

The combination of winter weather and the Interstate 40 rockslide cut visits to the Smokies for February by 28.4 percent (100,000 people), park officials said Monday. Year-todate travel is down 17.5 percent. Newfound Gap Road was closed 15 times in February, compared with five closures in 2009. Cherokee was down 20.4 percent, Gatlinburg 19.1 percent, and Townsend dropped 7.3 percent, park spokesman Bob Miller said. n

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Ice cream cones free at local store

Ben & Jerry’s celebrates its company anniversary by giving away a free cone Tuesday at its Tanger Five Oaks store to benefit Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. The ice cream cones are free, but all donations collected will go to the Sevierville clinic. n

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Free ice cream helps Safe Harbor

Ben & Jerry’s in Gatlinburg is partnering with Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center by offering a free ice cream cone from noon to 8 pm. today. Donations received at the Gatlinburg shop will be donated to Safe Harbor. n

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Library friends schedule event

Friends Of Kodak Library will mark its 15th anniversary at its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the library. In addition to the regular business of the annual meeting (election of officers, setting dues and meeting dates for the coming year), the group will present an exhibit case as a gift to the library. The case will house display items from the Kodak Heritage Handcrafted Collection. That collection has been funded entirely by FOKL since it was created a little over one year ago. Charter members and past officers will be recognized. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited. n

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Parking lot to open for season

The city’s municipal parking lot at Bishop Lane off Baskins Creek Road will open for the season on Friday at 8 a.m. Season parking permits (monthly or annual) for the Baskins Creek lot and the Highway 441 metered lot as well as the city parking garages at Ripley’s Aquarium and at traffic light No. 3 on the Parkway may be purchased at City Hall. For more information, call the Parking Department at 436-4991. n

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Dems await cost of health overhaul NASHVILLE (AP) — State House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner said Monday he’s still awaiting a complete analysis of how the health care bill passed by the U.S. House will affect Tennessee’s budget. Turner said that Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen’s administration was still working out the detailed financial impact of the measure. Bredesen has described previous versions of the health care bill before Congress as presenting “challenges to the

financial viability of our state.” Meanwhile, Republican state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville urged the House to pass a bill that would require the state attorney general to challenge the constitutionality of the health care measure. The companion version of the “Tennessee Health Freedom Act” passed the state Senate last month on a 26-1 vote. The House panel is scheduled to consider the measure on Wednesday. “The health care legis-

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lation passed yesterday is a disaster for Tennessee citizens and our constitutional requirement to maintain a balanced budget,” Ramsey, who is seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination, said in a release. “Individual states must challenge this legislation immediately to halt its implementation,” Ramsey said. “The longer we wait, the more it will cost the state of Tennessee and her citizens.” Turner said he’s unimpressed by the move to

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try to have Tennessee opt out of the federal health care legislation. “I have one thing to say about that: ’Appomattox,”’ Tuner said, referring the site of the Confederate surrender at the end of the Civil War. “I think all of a sudden we have a black man elected president, and everyone wants to start acting like something’s wrong with our country,” Turner said. “I didn’t agree with a lot of things George Bush did, but I wasn’t ready to secede from the Union.”

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“Outside the Beltway, the American people are very angry. They don’t like it, and we’re going to repeal this.” — U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on the health care bill

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The Gatlinburg Recreation Department plans a scuba class at the Community Center, with an orientation meeting at 6 p.m. April 30 in the pool area. Cost for the pool segment of the course will be $100 which includes equipment. Instructor will be Jay Ferns, and he may be reached at 654-5373.

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The Northview/Kodak Optimist Club sponsored its annual oratorical contest recently. Rachel Edmond, winner of the girls contest spoke on the topic, “For Me, Optimism is…” The winner in the boys contest was Noah Clabo, who spoke on the same topic. Noah and Rachel are seventh-graders at Northview Middle School. Today’s highlight:

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

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NEW YORK (AP) — An animal welfare group wants New York City prosecutors to investigate boxing great Mike Tyson’s upcoming reality television show about pigeon racing. People for the Ethical Tyson Treatm e n t of Animals alleges the Brooklyn-based show is cruel to animals. It says races likely will involve illegal gambling. The show will follow Tyson as he competes in pigeon races. The former world heavyweight champ has raised pigeons all his life but is a racing rookie. The show is slated to air next year on Animal Planet.


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■ The Mountain Press ■ Page A7 ■ Tuesday, March 23, 2010

commentary

Adultery’s no model for business Seeing Rielle Hunter sprawled like an aging model on the pages of GQ raises once again the question: Should there be a legal right to commit adultery? The ACLU says yes, and so does much of the family law bar that seeks to strip the law of all vestiges of “judgmentalism” (at least when it comes to sex). But what do the rest of us think? Here’s what I think: There’s something wrong with a society that permits adultery to become a pathway to commercial success. Adultery involves twin offenses: (1) the violation by a married person of his or her vows; and (2) a third party’s decision to invade another person’s marriage, to seek their own personal satisfaction at the expense of the unknowing and unconsenting spouse. “You can’t legislate morality,” we are always told. Maybe not, but perhaps we could come up with a way to encourage a little common decency. On behalf of the injured wives, is there really nothing we can do to throw a little sand on the wheels of their marketing machines? Item: I’m driving in my car, listening on Sirius/XM radio to the Fox News Channel. In between Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly, I hear an ad for a Web site whose commercial niche is helping arrange adulterous liaisons for married men. (I refuse to help their marketing by repeating the business’s name.) Item: I open up my favorite newspaper, the New York Post. Ashley Dupre, the prostitute who serviced Eliot Spitzer (meaning she committed both prostitution and adultery), is now a sex columnist dispensing relationship advice to young people. Item: There’s Rielle Hunter on the pages of a national magazine, pontificating about her compassion for John Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, in this particularly unattractive way: “Infidelity doesn’t happen in healthy marriages. ... So the home was wrecked already. I was not the Home Wrecker. ... It’s also really sad to me, her unwillingness to take responsibility for her part in the marriage.” I have never seen a more aggressive display of narcissism: blaming the wife for failing to take responsibility for Hunter’s acts of adultery -- acts that destroyed three children’s home and put a fourth child — her own — in a fatherless home as well. Currently we offer the person most injured by adultery — the innocent spouse — only one legal option for redress: the nuclear option of exploding her own family through divorce. I understand why women might choose that option, but not why we are so unwilling to give them any other option. I do not want to pin a scarlet “A” on the breast of every man or woman who has sinned. I want something much more modest. I want people who commit this moral trespass to have the decency not to attempt to profit from it in the national media. Here’s what I’m guessing: We have some of the tools right now to stop it, if we wanted to use them. Some of the men hooking up through Web sites that advertise adultery probably live in states where adultery is still technically against the law, or where torts of criminal conversation or alienation of affection exist. An injured spouse or an aggressive state attorney general could make a case out of this. But we could also update these older torts of adultery with new language that makes explicit that commercial enterprises that intentionally and explicitly attempt to profit from acts of adultery expose themselves to lawsuits by the injured wife and children. For that matter, why isn’t commercially soliciting for adultery as much of a crime as soliciting for prostitution? People do bad things. We can’t always stop them. But we could prevent them from turning adultery into a business model. — Maggie Gallagher is known for her right-leaning social policy analysis of social trends and conditions. ©2007 Maggie Gallagher. Distributed by Universal Press Syndicate.

Editorial

Sharing the pain Gubernatorial forum great, but having them experience traffic woes even better Nobody really expected there to be much news to come out of last Friday’s gubernatorial forum at Dollywood. The subject was tourism, and while that’s important to Sevier County, it’s not terribly controversial or divisive in a forum with people running for governor. What the event did, though, was make all six candidates aware of the difficulties visitors sometimes have reaching their destinations in Sevier County. Almost all of the candidates — Republicans Bill Haslam, Bill Gibbons, Zach Wamp and Ron Ramsey and Democrats Kim McMillan and Mike McWherter — commented on the traffic they encountered on their way to Dollywood, where the forum was held. And all in their own way promised that if elected they’d pay some attention to our transportation challenges and do what they can to fix them. Squeezing so many people into what amounts to a small county is not

easy. If, as some say, we attract more than 12 million visitors a year, they all arrive by the roadways, whether individual cars or tour buses. On a Friday afternoon it’s a chore to make it from Interstate 40 through Sevierville, through Pigeon Forge and into Gatlinburg, if that’s where you’re headed. How many tourists do we lose each year because they had such a frustrating experience reaching their hotel/ cabin or leaving to go home? Nashville has never been a true friend of Sevier County, despite all the tax money we pour into the state coffers. They seem to take us for granted. Our political clout is diluted because we have only one resident legislator and two U.S. House members representing us. Having someone in Nashville, especially someone in the governor’s office, who has seen our problems and will

help us solve them would be a big help. If the forum on tourism did nothing but make candidates for governor aware of our challenges, it was a success. While a governor may be limited in what he or she can do in terms of directing transportation funds, it’s for sure that having a governor who understands our plight and is sympathetic to us will be a big step forward. To the Gatlinburg and Sevierville Chambers of Commerce that sponsored the forum: thanks. To the candidates who showed up to participate: thanks. To Dollywood for agreeing to let its Showstreet Theater host it: thanks. And to the citizens who turned out to see it: thanks. Tourism will always be our strength and our draw. The more candidates for high office know about us and our challenges, the better off we’ll be — no matter who wins.

Political view

Public forum Despite what some are claiming, we don’t live in Christian nation

Editor: I wanted to comment on the recent uproar about the Ten Commandments and prayer at the County Commission meetings. We have separation of church and state in this country for a reason: to not allow a church or particular religion to dictate law. The courthouse is not a church, and it should never be made into one. If you want to pray, you do it in private, or you do it at a church, and if you want to display the Ten Commandments, do it at home or at your church. What County Mayor Larry Waters is doing is against the Constitution, plain and simple, and yes, it should be stopped. Regardless of what Evangelical Christians say, we do not live in a Christian nation. We

live in a nation of many different religions, colors and creeds. And I find it sad that The Mountain Press has not said one thing in support of the ACLU. Every story has been in support of the County Commission. Frankly, I do not want to live in a theocracy, nor should I be forced to live in one. Shawn Williams Sevierville

No state income tax? What about taxes on investments?

Editor: Tennessee is a beautiful state with wonderful people. So how does it manage to have the most dishonest politicians in the country? I am talking about state income tax. They say they don’t have state income tax. That statement is false. They do have 6 percent state income tax on your investments.

An elderly couple who has worked hard all their life and saved some money for their old age, such as bonds or an IRA, must pay 6 percent state income tax on what they earn. If the economy is bad and you lose, say $50,000, you can’t charge that off. But if you make $50,000 from retirement investments, you must pay 6 percent. But here is the crux of my complaint. A football coach can have a salary of $3 million per year and not pay one cent state of income tax. The politicians who make the laws don’t pay one cent of tax on their income. And these dishonest politicians have the audacity to say, “We don’t have a state income tax in Tennessee.” They say, “Let the old people who have worked hard all their life and saved a little money to live on in their old age: let them pay the bill.” Chester Rose Kodak

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PREP HARDBALL

Bears run-rule Cocke County for IMAC win Gavaghan fires 6 innings of 1-hit ball; Flynn homers again By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor SEVIERVILLE — On the mound the Sevier County Smoky Bears got just what they needed from junior hurler Charlie Gavaghan, and the bats provided all the offense the team needed in a 10-0 win over IMAC foe Cocke County Monday night. With the temperature in the low 40s the bats were anything but cold as the Purple and White took their raps, tacking on run after run against CCHS. In the meantime, Gavaghan had his stuff working, retiring the Fighting Cock hitters one after another. In fact Gavaghan had a perfect game until deep in the fifth inning, when Cocke County’s Jared Ramsey hit a seeing-eye single through the left side of the infield for his team’s only hit of the day. “Charlie Gavaghan came out and gave us exactly what we needed,” Sevier County head coach Lance Traywick said. “We had a lot of sore and tired arms from the tournament this weekend — we’ve had six games in six days. “I told him I was giving him the ball, and I wasn’t taking it back,” Traywick said. Sevier County had taken an early 2-0 lead in the second inning, when Austin Solomon and Dillon Cate, who’d both walked, scored

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Sevier County junior Charlie Gavaghan fires a second-inning pitch to Cocke County’s Devon Yankee. Gavaghan got a strikeout on the at-bat. He ended up pitching a six-inning shutout for the Smoky Bears in their 10-0 victory. on a two-run error when the Fighting Cocks’ first baseman threw wildly home after a Gavaghan groundout. The team added two more runs in the third as Charlie Fields banged out

an RBI fielder’s choice, and Kyle Pope absolutely smashed an RBI double sharply down the third baseline. “We came out and took care of business from the get-go,” Traywick said.

PREP HARDBALL

The Bears added another pair in the fourth as Gavaghan singled and Kelby Carr walked to set the table for senior allstater Zach Flynn. Flynn pounded a two run double off the right

field wall to make the score 6-0. Not yet done the Smoky Bears connected for two more in the bottom of the fifth. After Solomon and Cate drew back-to-back walks,

the Bears stole their way into scoring position. A wild pitch later and the score was 7-0 with Cate at third. Gavaghan got his second hit of the night moments later, driving in the Bears’ eighth run of the evening. Finally, after another 1-2-3 inning for Gavaghan on the mound, the Bears scored the final two runs needed to implement the mercy rule and end the game early. Flynn led off the sixth inning with his fourth home run of the season, this one a line drive shot off the roof of the indoor baseball facility beyond the left field wall. Later, with two outs, the freshman Cate poked a single through the middle, scoring Fields to end the ball game at 10-0. The Bear offense racked up 10 hits, while the Fighting Cocks could muster only one. On the hill Gavaghan faced only one more than the minimum, suffering only the one hit while giving no free passes. “The boys gave a good effort and showed a lot of maturity and mental toughness,” Traywick said. The Bears will visit Newport today to face the Fighting Cocks in the teams’ final game of the season series. “We’re walking into a trap game tomorrow night,” Traywick said of the game. “They’re a much better team than they showed tonight. (Firstyear Cocke County coach) Andy Crisman has done a great job, you can already see (they’re getting better). mpsports@themountainpress.com

WOMEN’S HOOPS

Tigers still perfect with 13-8 win By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer PIGEON FORGE — The Pigeon Forge Tigers remained undefeated despite struggling defensively for the first time this season in a 13-8 win over visiting John Battle in a Smoky Mountain Invitational tournament contest on Saturday at Jack A. Parton Field. Tigers pitching gave up just three hits in the win, but six Pigeon Forge defensive errors made it difficult for the Orange-and-Black (5-0) to stay unblemished this young season. It’s a good thing the Pigeon Forge bats were hot. Tigers freshman Colt Buchanan came up big with a 2-for-4 night with four RBIs and two runs scored. Freshman Wil Crowe went 2-for-2 with four runs scored and an RBI. Senior Justin Carter went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Senior Hayden Whaley went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs and a triple. Senior Bret Gallihugh was just 1-for-4, but he made his one hit count with a tworun blast over the 335-foot mark in left field. And freshman Drake Byrd finished the night 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Pigeon Forge sophomore James Jinnette went three innings in the start, allowing six runs but just two of them earned. Jinnette allowed just one hit and one walk and struck out one, but the Tigers defense committed four errors in the first two innings with Jinnette on the mound. Senior Trevor Matthews came in for an inning of middle relief and allowed two

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Pigeon Forge senior Hayden Whaley rounds first base on his way to second on a Friday night double against visiting John Battle. The Tigers followed Friday’s 4-0 win with a 13-8 win over John Battle on Saturday. runs on a hit and a walk. Gallihugh pitched two innings of relief and held John Battle scorers in his time on the mound. Gallihugh struck out three, allowed one hit and walked one. Buchanan entered in the top of the seventh to close the game down, allowing no runs on no hits, striking out one and walking none. John Battle jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning after the Tigers committed three errors and allowed a hit. Pigeon Forge cut it to 3-2 in the bottom of the first after Carter and Crowe took home on two John Battle wild pitches. The Tigers rallied for five more runs in the bottom of the second to take a 7-3 lead, and it all came on a two-out rally. Carter stroked a two-out double to get things started, and Gallihugh followed with the dinger over the left-field fence. Crowe followed with a walk, and Whaley singled to put runners on the corners.

Buchanan then stroked a double to left center, scoring Crowe and Whaley. Byrd followed with a single to plate Buchanan and give the Tigers a four-run edge heading into the top of the third. John Battle came back with a run in the third and four more in the top of the fourth to take an 8-7 edge over Pigeon Forge. Pigeon Forge came back to tie it at 8s in the bottom of the fourth after Crowe scored on a Whaley RBI single. The Tigers made it the eventual final in the bottom of the sixth with a five-run explosion. Gallihugh plated on a Crowe RBI single. Crowe scored on a Whaley RBI triple. Whaley scored on an RBI single by Buchanan. Byrd singled to put runners at the corners, and Buchanan scored on a sacrifice RBI by sophomore Titus Berry. Later in the inning and the bases juiced, Carter made it the final by drawing an RBI walk. chitchcock@themountainpress.com

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Tennessee’s Angie Bjorklund (5) works against Dayton’s Patrice Lalor, right, in the first half of a second-round college basketball game Monday in Knoxville. See story on Page A9. PREP HOOPS

Parton takes over G-P hoops By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer GATLINBURG — Katie Parton was named the new coach of the GatlinburgPittman Lady Highlanders basketball program on Monday. Parton, who was named the interim coach after former G-P coach Mike Rader announced his retirement earlier this month, was informed that she received the job permanently by G-P principal Curtis Henry yesterday. “I’m very excited,” said Parton. “I just can’t wait to get started. We have a lot of young girls, and things look bright for the

future of the Lady Highlanders.” Parton, a 2002 graduate from G-P, was the assistant basketball coach for both the girls’ and boys’ teams at G-P for the past four seasons, coaching under Rader and Raul Placeres. “I’ve got some big shoes to fill with coach Rader leaving,” said Parton. “But I feel like I know the game. “I’ve worked under two great coaches, and I’ve learned a lot from both coach Rader and coach Placeres. It was a great opportunity to work under both of them.” Parton, a Maryville College graduate, is also in her first season as the head coach of the G-P softball team.


Sports ◆ A9

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press NCAA HOOPS

WOMEN’S HOOPS

Vols are 1 win from history Top seed By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer

of the NCAA tournament. He did it with WisconsinMilwaukee in 2005 before KNOXVILLE — Reaching Tennessee hired him away to revive a program that the regional semihad to hide empty finals of the NCAA sections in its cavtournament has ernous arena with become quite a black curtains. habit for Tennessee. Asked if he feels Figuring out how to not reaching the win once the Vols regional final is get there? Well, weighing on him, that’s the problem. Pearl said no. The Vols have “But it will be if it never advanced Bruce Pearl continues,” he said past the round of with a smile. “It’ll 16. Tennessee is in the be a great problem to have round of 16 for the sixth if every year I can’t get my time in school history and team from the Sweet 16 to for the third time in Bruce the Elite 8. It’s like when Pearl’s five seasons. The Mike Krzyzewski got to the second-seeded Vols (27-8) Final Four every year but play No. 2 seed Ohio State couldn’t win the national (29-7) on Friday night in championship. That was a St. Louis — a rematch of real burden.” Pearl is trying a combithe 2008 regional semifinal Tennessee lost 85-84 nation in trying to find the after blowing a huge half- right buttons to push to time lead against Greg lead his Vols to Sunday’s Oden and Michael Conley. regional final against Pearl said Monday that either Michigan State or his Vols have been playing Northern Iowa. His Vols lifted weights Monday just for history all season. “This team is one win like they always do, and away from going some- they planned to cheer the place that no Tennessee Lady Vols in their secbasketball (team) has ond-round game against ever gone. Every one of Dayton Monday night. But Pearl also has talked us would like to have our name on that accomplish- to some coaches, trying to glean any advice or tidbit ment,” he said. This is the fourth time he can use. Pearl said he in six seasons for Pearl to plans to throw in a couple take a team to this point of different things at his

team to keep the mood light. And he will tap Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt when she’s off her own game-pressure for some tips considering her eight national championships. “I’ll be interested to see what her thoughts are,” Pearl said. Tennessee has plenty of experience this time around. Senior Wayne Chism will be playing in his third regional semifinal, while this will be the second for J.P. Prince. The prospect of playing the Big Ten champ pales considering what Tennessee already has been through this season. Hopes of reaching the round of 16, let alone a fifth straight NCAA tournament berth, supposedly were ruined Jan. 1 when senior Tyler Smith and three teammates were arrested on misdemeanor drug and gun charges. Pearl dismissed Smith a week after that arrest, and the other three — Cameron Tatum, center Brian Williams and point guard Melvin Goins — all had to work their way back from suspensions. That left the Vols with six scholarship players, and they worked with three walk-ons to hand then-No. 1 Kansas its first loss of the season. Then Tennessee became

the first team since the 2001-02 season to knock off the top two ranked teams in the country in the same season with a 74-65 win over then-No. 2 Kentucky on Feb. 27. The Vols are 9-3 over their last 12 games including their 83-68 secondround rout of Ohio, the team that knocked out Georgetown. Without using Pearl’s preferred full-court pressure, they are holding opponents to 38.2 percent shooting during the tournament, a stat that slumps to 29.5 percent from 3-point range. They also are grabbing 3.5 more rebounds per game. That has stoked expectations — not just from Tennessee fans but the Vols’ themselves. Pearl said Northern Iowa’s upset of Kansas has all four teams heading to St. Louis for a two-game stretch where each has to like the odds of advancing. “We’ve got to look at it the exact same way. We’re two wins away from going to the Final Four,” Pearl said.

Tennessee beats No. 8 Dayton

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Alicia Manning scored a career-high 17 points and had 10 rebounds to help No. 1-seeded Tennessee beat eighth-seeded Dayton 92-64 in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament on Monday night. Tennessee (32-2) will make its 28th appearance in the regional semifinals, this time playing 350 miles from home in Memphis. The Lady Vols have been absent from the round of 16 only once in the tournament’s 29-year history. They lost to 71-55 to Ball State in the opening round last season. Dayton (25-8) was tasked with playing it’s second all-time NCAA tournament game in front of about 10,000 orange-clad fans on the court named for Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. A three-point play by Shekinna Stricklen launched a 17-2 scoring run for Tennessee. The Lady Vols had their way under their own basket, hitting wide-open shots from the perimeter and slashing the lane to take easy layups. Justine Raterman led the Flyers with 17 points.

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on April 23, 2010 at 12:00PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by William Fannin, Unmarried, to Priority Trustee Services of Tennessee, L.L.C., Trustee, on June 24, 2005 at Book Volume 2279, Page 199conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC 2006-OP1 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-OP1 The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Sixteenth (16th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lots 24-A and 32 of The Twin Bridge Subdivision in accordance with the plat thereof recorded at Page 99 of Map Book Number 8 in the Sevier County Register�s Office, being more particularly described as follows.Beginning at an iron pin in the southern edge of a 30 foot subdivision street leading to Wears Valley Public Road, said pin marking the northeast corner of Lot 24A and being located at the intersection of the southern edge of said subdivision street with the western edge of another 30 foot subdivision street; thence with the southern edge of said street leading to Wears Valley Public Road, North 78 degrees West 16 feet to an iron pin; thence South 64 degrees 30 minutes West 300 feet to a point in the center of Waldens Creek thence up and with the center of Waldens Creek South 14 degrees 45 minutes West 160 feet to a point; thence South 23 degrees 15 minutes West 178 feet to a point; and South 27 degrees 35 minutes West 122 feet to a point at the northwest corner of Lot 33; thence with the northern line of Lot 33, South 59 degrees 30 minutes East 412.1 feet to an iron pin in the western edge of a 30 foot subdivision street; thence with the western edge of said street, North 13 degrees East 195.4 feet to an iron pin; thence North 1 degrees East 377.4 feet to an iron pin; and continuing North 31 degrees East 247 feet to the point of Beginning.

Street Address: 1001 Trentham Lan Pigeon Forge, TN 37862 Current Owner(s) of Property: William Aaron Fannin Other interested parties: Branch Banking and Trust Company The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1001 Trentham Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. 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 William Fannin, Unmarried, 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 3380, Page 793Book 3440, Page 459, Register’s 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

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NOTICE OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated December 21, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date, securing said Deed of Trust Note recorded in Book 2705, at Page 575 in the Registers office of Sevier County, Tennessee, executed by Thomas Fogt and Nanette Fogt conveying certain property described therein to J. Phillip Jones, as Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Homecourt Mortgage Group, Inc. and to Robert S. Coleman, Jr., having been appointed as Successor Trustee by instrument of record in the Registers office for Sevier County, Tennessee in Book 3311, at Page 26 and as Instrument No. 09018323. WHEREAS, the owner and holder of the Deed of Trust Note has declared the entire indebtedness due and payable and demanded that the hereinafter described real property be advertised and sold in satisfaction of indebtedness and costs of foreclosure in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Deed of Trust Note and Deed of Trust. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that an agent of Robert S. Coleman, Jr., as Successor Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty and authority vested in and conferred upon said Successor Trustee, by the Deed of Trust, will on April 6, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevierville, Tennessee, offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, and free from all legal, equitable and statutory rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which have been waived in the Deed of Trust, certain real property located in Sevier County, Tennessee, described as follows: Situated, lying and being in the Fifteenth (15th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Tract No. 13, of the High and Silva Hodges Estate, as the same appears on a plat of record in Map Book 22, Page 185, in the Registerís Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is here made for am ore particular description. Subject to grant of transmission line easement to the Tennessee Public Service Company of record in Warranty Deed Book 63, Page 96, in the Registers Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Subject to restrictions contained in deed of record in Warranty Deed Book 291, Page 524, in the Registers Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Thomas Fogt, et ux by warranty deed of William G. Thompson, et ux, dated September 10, 1990, of record in Warranty Deed book 442, Page 676, in the Registerís Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Parcel No. 028 095. 11 More Commonly Known As: 839 Sylvia Lane Sevierville, Tennessee 37876 Said sale shall be held subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and subject to, but not limited to, the following parties who may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: none. The following individuals or entities have an interest in the abovedescribed property: (1) Thomas Fogt, and (2) Nanette Fogt. To the best of the Trusteeís knowledge, information, and belief, there are no Federal or State tax lien claimants or other claimants upon the subject property which would require notice pursuant to the terms and provision of T.C.A. ß 35-5-104 or T.C.A. ß 67-1-1433 or 26 U.S.C. ß 7425. The Successor Trustee may postpone the above referenced sale from time to time as needed without further publication. The Successor Trustee will announce the postponement on the date and at the time and location of the originally scheduled sale. This is an attempt to collect a debt, and any information gathered in connection herewith will be utilized for that purpose.

Prepared by: Robert S. Coleman, Jr. Robert S. Coleman, Jr. as Successor Trustee 1405 N. Pierce, Suite 306 Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 March 16, 23 & 30, 2010

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email to: class@themountainpress.com SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on A pril 8, 2010 at 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Patrick L. Saxton and Tami G. Saxton, Husband and Wife as Trustees of The Patrick L. Saxton and Tami G. Saxton Living Trust, to Title Enterprises, LLC, Trustee, on January 31, 2007 at Book Volume 2728, Page 113conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Registers Office. Owner of Debt: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee under Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of June 1, 2007 Equifirst Loan Securitization Trust 2007-1 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-1 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 Fourth (4th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 22 of Rock Gardens Subdivision, as the same is shown by plat of record in Map Book 32, Page 75 in the Registers Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Street Address: 178 Red Bud Lane Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s) of Property: Patrick L. Saxton and TamiG.Saxton as Trustees of The Patrick L. Saxton and Tami G. Saxton Living Trust, Dated August 17, 2005 The street address of the above described property is believed to be 178 Red Bud Lane, Sevierville, TN 37876, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on August 16, 2002, by Rickey McCrackin and Alice T. McCrackin to Lanning P. Wynn, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Registers Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 1506, Page 577, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Suntrust Mortgage Inc.; and WHEREAS, Suntrust Mortgage Inc., the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Registers Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, April 22, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Situate, lying and being in the Sixth (6th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Lot 10 Cove Mountain Woods as the same is shown by plat of record in Map Book 27, Page 176, in the Registers Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat specific reference is here made for a more particular description. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3059 Perry Circle Way Sevierville, TN 37862 CURRENT OWNER(S): Rickey McCrackin and Alice T. McCrackin 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 set-back 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: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The 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. 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 rxk Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 File No.: 221.0925529TN

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WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on December 7, 2007, by Carlos Ortiz and Natalia Ortiz to Larry A Weissman, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Registers Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book No. 2979, Page 623-642, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Suntrust Mortgage, Inc; and WHEREAS, Suntrust Mortgage, Inc, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Registers Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, April 1, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:SITUATE in the Eleventh (11th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of LOT 10 of Forest Springs Development, Section One, as the same appears on plat map of record in Map Book 14, page 37, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which reference is hereby made for a more exact description. SUBJECT to the restrictions, conditions, easements, map notations and all other issues of record in Misc. Book 32, page 154, as amended in Misc. Book 360, page 723 and Misc. Book 361, page 300, and all other notations appearing on plat of record in Map Book 14, page 37, all in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. BEING the same property conveyed to Carlos Ortiz and wife, Natalia Ortiz, by Quit Claim Deed from Smoky Mountains Investments, LLC, a Louisiana Limited Liability Company, dated November 29, 2007, recorded December 03, 2007, in Book 2970, page 676, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. FURTHER REFERENCE ALSO BEING the same property conveyed to Smoky Mountains Investments, LLC, a Louisiana Limited Liability Company, by General Warranty Deed from Earl F. Britland and wife, Linda L. Britland, dated March 26, 2004, recorded April 02, 2004, in Book 1944, page 131, in the Register s Office for SevierCounty, Tennessee. Natalia Ortiz being owner of 45% and Carlos L. Ortiz being owner of 55%.

Michael D. Salaita, a/k/a Mike Salaita, and Deborah Salaita (the ìBorrowersî) conveyed to Bruce Batten, as Trustee, real property in Sevier County, Tennessee by Tennessee Deed of Trust dated December 21, 1998, recorded December 29, 1998 in Book T746, page 9 in the Registerís Office of Sevier County, Tennessee (the ìDeed of Trustî) to secure payment and performance of the debt described in the Deed of Trust. First Tennessee Bank National Association (the ìBankî) is the owner and holder of the debt secured by and the beneficiary of the Deed of Trust. The Bank, as such owner, holder and beneficiary, appointed Richard B. Gossett as Substitute Trustee by Appointment of Substitute Trustee recorded January 19, 2010 in Book 3479, page 524 in said Registers Office.Default has been made in the payment of the debt secured by the Deed of Trust. The Bank has declared the entire balance due and payable and has instructed the Substitute Trustee to foreclose the Deed of Trust in accordance with its terms. NOW, THEREFORE, the Substitute Trustee, on F riday, April 9, 2010, commencing at 11:00 a.m. at the main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, will offer for sale and sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash the property therein conveyed, designated as 6 04 Wall Street, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862, and described as follows: Located in the 5th Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee and being all of Lot 32 of the Dolly Parton Parkway Business Park Subdivision as shown on map of record in the Registers Office of Sevier County, Tennessee in Map Book 26, page 164. Being the property conveyed to Michael D. Salaita by deed of record in Warranty Deed Book 483, page 523 in said Register s Office. The sale shall be in bar of all rights and equities of redemption, statutory and otherwise, homestead, dower and all other rights or exemptions of every kind, all of which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, but subject to the following: (a) unpaid taxes against the property; (b) recorded easements, restrictions, conditions, covenants, rights-of-way or subdivision plats affecting the property; (c) dedication of roads affecting the property and applicable governmental zoning and subdivision ordinances and regulations, (d) prior or superior liens, judgments, deeds of trust or other interests of record; and (e) matters that an accurate survey of the property might disclose. Notice has been given pursuant to the provisions of 26 U.S.C. ß 7425(c) and Reg. ß 301.7425-1, and T.C.A. ßß 50-7-404(i)(2)(B) and 67-11433(b)(2) and Rule 1320-2-1-.35, if applicable. The Property Is To Be Sold Without Covenants Or Warranties, Whether Express Or Implied, Including Without Limitation, Warranties Of Merchantability Or Fitness For A Particular Use Or Purpose. The following items recorded in said Registerís Office may be adversely affected by the foreclosure sale: Deed of Trust dated March 21, 2008 from Michael D. Salaita and Deborah B. Salaita benefiting Comerica Bank, recorded April 15, 2008 in Book 3063, page 382. Substitute Trustee, at his sole discretion, at the time and place appointed above for the sale, to accomplish the most advantageous sale and consequent discharge of his trust obligation under the circumstances, reserves the right to do any or all of the following: 1. Postpone the sale of all or any portion of the property by public announcement at such time and place of sale, and from time to time thereafter postpone such sale by public announcement at the time fixed by the preceding postponement or subsequently noticed sale, and, without further notice, make such sale at the time and place fixed by the last postponement, or in his discretion, give a new notice of sale. 2. Appoint an agent to sell the property in accordance with the power of sale contained in the Deed of Trust and to take other action which the Substitute Trustee may take thereunder. 3. Elect to delay the sale for a reasonable time during regular business hours on the same day to be continued at the same place at the announced time in order to enable any bonafide bidder to determine and submit a bid, so long as no potential purchaser is thereby precluded from placing a bid. 4. Elect to sell the property in any other manner or manners as may accomplish the most advantageous sale and consequent discharge of his trust obligation under the circumstances. The failure of the high bidder to close this sale shall be cause for rejection of the bid, and if the bid is rejected, the Substitute Trustee shall have the option of making the sale to the next highest bidder who is capable and willing to comply with the terms thereof. The proceeds of the sale will be applied as provided in the Deed of Trust. /s/ Richard B. Gossett, 633 Chestnut Street, Suite 1800, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37450, 423-756-2010.

WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on June 3, 2005, by Linda J. Nicholson to Larry A. Weissman, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Registers Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 2262, Page 765, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.; and WHEREAS, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Registers Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, April 8, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Exhibit “A” Situated in District Number Nine (9) of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being known and designated as Lot 103, in Eagle Den Subdivision, Unit 3, as shown on map of record in Map Book 26, Page 25, in the Registers Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, and being more fully bounded and described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin in the South right of way of Dora Street, said iron pin being located 120 feet in a Westerly direction from the point of intersection of the South right of way of Dora Street and Eagle Den Drive; thence from said iron pin and leaving the South right of way of Dora Street, South 33 degrees 01 minute East , 170.65 feet along the line of Lot 104 to an iron pin; thence from said iron pin, South 62 degrees 40 minutes West, 120 feet to an iron pin, said iron pin being common corner to Lot 102, 103, 106 and 107; thence from said iron pin, North 33 degrees 01 minute West 170.65 feet along the line of Lot 102 to an iron pin in the South right of way of Dora Street; thence North 62 degrees 40 minutes East, 120 feet along the South right of way of Dora Street to an iron pin; said iron pin being the place of BEGINNING; according to the survey of Trotter-McClellan, Surveyors, dated May 28, 1990, bearing Drawing No. 29297. The above description is the same as the previous deed of record, no boundary survey having been made at the time of this conveyance. Being the same property conveyed to First Party, by Warranty Deed dated June 3, 2005, of record in Deed Book 2262, Page 763 in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. This conveyance is made subject to all applicable easements, restrictions and building set back lines.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 433 Forrest Springs Gatlinburg, TN 37738 CURRENT OWNER(S): Carlos Ortiz and Natalia OrtizThe 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 set-back 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: N/AOTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/AAll right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee.The 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.THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trusteec/o NDS1 Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 File No.: 221.1005483 March 9, 16 & 23, 2010

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PROPERTY ADDRESS: 915 Dora Street Seymour, TN 37865 CURRENT OWNER(S): Linda J. Nicholson The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., UCC Financing (2) OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The 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. 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 File No.: 221.0931430TN March 16, 23 & 30, 2010


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Administrative/H.R. Clerical position available for a growing Home Health Agency. Clerk will have experience in Human Resource principals and software applications such as Microsoft Office. Time management, organizational skills, Supervisory experience required. Please contact Girling Homecare at 865428-3345 for application. 238 HOTEL/MOTEL CLARION INN & SUITES Looking for dependable, detailed and customer service oriented personnel. Now accepting applications for the following full time positions: Room Attendants Accepting applications 1100 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN.

3rd Shift Desk Clerk needed. Apply at Smoky Meadows Lodge, P.F. 865453-4625.

Experienced MAINTENANCE personnel needed Apply in person at Grand Smokies Condo Lodge, Pigeon Forge, located between traffic 1& 2 Must be able to work on Restaurant equipment and HVAC Fax resume to 865-4290159

Front Desk Clerk Looking for friendly person with excellent people skills and some computer experience. Year round position w/benefits. Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends. Tree Tops Resort of Gatlinburg 865-436-6559 Riverstone Resort & Spa now hiring Front Desk Clerk. Apply in person at 212 Dollywood Ln. Pigeon Forge, left at traffic light #8. 242 RESTAURANT Immediate Opening for Servers/Cooks/ Cashiers. Apply in person at the New Wood Grill Buffet located at traffic light #1 in Pigeon Forge between 9am and 3pm Monday-Friday.

Papa Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Pigeon Forge and Papa Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Seymour are now hiring drivers and managers. Apply at either store.

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Lic & Insured 254-3844 Senior Discounts

Looking for the Best Complete Lawn Care Service? A&M Brothers YEARSEXPs&REE%STIMATES Our estimates will not be beat.

865-318-6405

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Now hiring person part time with excellent people skills & computer skills to take reservations for a growing cabin rental company. Please apply in person 4301 E. Parkway, Gat. 865436-4944. Reservationist/Office Work. Part time to full time. Call 865868-1470.

500 MERCHANDISE

555 GARAGE & YARD SALES

BIG GARAGE SALE. Everything must go. Tools, 6 elect. wheelchairs. 1976 MG Migi II. Sat. & Sun. 9a.m.-3p.m. Go 411 to propane gas co., right on Thomas Crossroad 1.6 mi. on right. 581 PETS

AKC Lab Pups, Champion Bloodlines. Chocolate & black. $250. 865556-8879

 

               

  

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BIG CITY CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING

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Cobbly Nob Rentals now hiring Front Desk Reservationist. Must have resume. Apply in person at 3722 E. Pkwy. Gat. Drug free workplace.

Mail to: , Easter Bunnies, P.O. Box 4810, Sevierville, TN 37864

Free Estimate

Quality and Professional Service Additions, Remodeling, New Construction For Free Estimates Call:

429-2962

249 RESERVATIONIST

Outside sales people for marketing/advertising covering PF, Gat., & Sev. 865-607-3470 865582-1017.

Contractors

Licensed

Convenient Location! 411 South, left on Robert Henderson Rd., 1/4 mil on right at Riverwalk Apts.

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Lic. & Insured

STANLEY LANDSCAPING

356 STORAGE BUILDINGS

A page featuring Your Special Bunny Will Be Published Sunday, April 4, 2010 in The Mountain Press $18.75 per photo prepaid - 1 child per photo please. All photos must be in our ofďŹ ce by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010 I give my permission to publish the enclosed picture and information in The Mountain Press 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Easter Bunniesâ&#x20AC;?

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Quality work at very Reasonable prices. Plenty of local refs. Pressure washing

Thompson Brother Construction Licensed & Insured 30 yrs in business Excavating, Tree Cutting, Septic Installation, etc. 865-908-7181 or 865-382-8171

238 HOTEL/MOTEL

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Complete Landscape Services and Fiberglass Installation

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The Spa at Riverstone is now hiring a part time experienced Massage Therapist. Must be available weekends. Apply in person at 212 Dollywood Ln., Pigeon Forge, left a traffic light #8.

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Fence Builders and Repair Specializes in over 10 types of fences.

382-5527

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A&M Brothers

Riverwalk Apartments is looking for a full time leasing consultant. Must be a people person and highly self-motivated. Job would include: general office duties, answering the phone, light computer, show and lease Apts. Must work weekends. Please call 865-429-2962.

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12Â&#x2039; Classifieds Free to a good home 2 purebred Basset Hounds. Male & Female. Female is spayed. 389-0536. 589 FURNITURE

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

605 BUSINESS RENTALS 1500 SF office space/ 1500 sf warehouse space. $1500/mo 2 miles from pkwy. 865-573-6859.

 

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

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

Office space, retail showroom & warehouse. 1200-6400 SF, Sev. area. Call 865-388-5455.

453-0727

Affordable Housing in Gatlinburg Rooms for rent, weekly rates, furn., cable TV.

436-4471 or 621-2941

610 DUPLEX FOR RENT RIVERTRACE 2BR/1BA duplex with 1 car garage. Quiet area $665.00 865-429-2962

ROOMS FOR RENT Weekly Low Rates $110.00 + tax 436-5179

693 ROOMS FOR RENT

601 TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT Traditional townhouse 2BR 1.5BA Smoke free & pet free. $550 mth + $550 dep. Call 4285781.

Greystone Rentals Red Carpet Inn 349 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN

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

DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE

$169.77+

near trolley stop

Pigeon Forge 865-453-4905

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

Family Inns West 

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Edge Park Motel, downtown. Weekly: $139 + tax , no pets, refrigerator, microwave, 2 dbl. beds. 865-4364164.

1 & 2 BR avail. Some Pets OK. $400 UP WATER INCLUDED Murrell Meadows 1/8 mile from Walters State College Allensville Road Walk to lake Reasonable Rates

Walking Gatlinburg distance to town. Low weekly rates. Furn/cable TV, micro, fridge, phone. 1 person $130 per week. 436-4387

 

453-0727

For Sale

693 ROOMS FOR RENT

428 Park Rd.

2

BR/1.5 BA Sev. Clean, patio, partly furn. $475 to $625 + dep. 453-5079.

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

850-2487

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

BOB RENTS EFFICIENCIES

      $495 mth.   Water/Sewer incl.   Great mtn views   from patio.    908-2062. 

2 BR Apt

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

Kellum Creek Townhomes 1 & 2 Bedroom Units

Available Now

865-908-6789 Now Leasing, New apartments in the Gatlinburg area. 2 BR / 2 BA $585.00/mo. Call (865) 436-3565

Kodak: 2BR 2BA 2car garage No pets. $750/mo.

SUBORDINATE LIEN HOLDERS TO WHOM NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE SALE HAS BEEN GIVEN: Not applicable.

No warranties are made as to the merchantability of title of said real property, which property is being sold, ĂŹwhere is, as isĂŽ, subject to all restrictions, easements, governmental zoning or regulations, subdivision ordinances or regulations in effect with respect to the property, unpaid property taxes, assessments and all superior encumbrances and liens, if any, whether of record or not. The Substitute Trustee herein makes no representations or warranties as to status of title or description of this property. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of the bid at the public sale, then the Substitute Trustee shall have the option of accepting the second highest bid, or the next highest bid with which the buyer is able to comply. The Substitute Trustee will make a deed to the purchaser on the day of sale, and the premises will be sold subject to any unpaid taxes, other than those tax encumbrances which are divested by nonjudicial sale, further, the premises will be sold subject to any and all other restrictions, encumbrances and any governmental zoning or regulations and subdivision ordinances or regulations in effect with respect to the property. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Substitute TrusteeĂ­s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information collected or garnered hereby or as a result hereby may be used for purposes of collecting the debt.

4 BD / 2 BA + GARAGE 4 MILES FROM EXIT 407 $950/MONTH + DEPOSIT. NO PETS. 865-712-5238 3BR 2BA

             

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Sevierville 3BR/2BA Garage/basement Swimming Pool

Call 428-5161

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

4BA/3BA REDUCED

3BR/2BA Boyds Creek area. $850 month. 865-209-2201.

2BR/2BA

A great location. 2 blocks off Parkway near Walmart. 2BR/2BA w/carport, w/d & water furn. Approx. 1400 SF, non-smoking environment. No pets please. $750 month. Year lease. Call 865-453-5396.

LOW RENT

865-774-5919 2BR Apartments for Rent $475, $500 & $550 a month. 908-7805 or 3681327. CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5BA $545 2BR/2BA Large Garden apartment $570.00 to $580.00 865-429-4470

Beautiful 2BR Furn. Log Cabin for residential rent. Located between Gat. & P.F. $750 month. Days: 423-2461500, Nights: 423349-0222.

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

Seymour area: 2 Bd. house, central H/A, W/D hookups, no pets. 453-7842.

Mountain View Townhome apartment for rent 2BR 1.5BA. Newly remodeled with hardwood flooring & new carpet. Located in Gatlinburg. $650 mth 1st mth rent & security deposit required. For more information call 865-868-0449 Mon-Fri 8:30am5:30pm or 865356-3015 after hours & weekends On Lake! 1BR Townhome. Elect./H2O incl. $150 wk + dep. 865-640-8751 RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545.00 to $695.00 865-429-2962

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.

Sevierville 2BR/1BA $550/$300 dep. 712-0254 697 CONDO RENTALS 3BR 2BA near Apple Barn, on the river, $950/mo. 1 mo sec. dep. 1st mo. rent free. 865-3882365. 698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

This the 12th day of March, 2010.

BRIDGET J. WILLHITE Substitute Trustee

709 TOWNHOUSES FOR SALE New townhome 2BR 2BA. Exc location. Sev. $104,900 KJ Real Estate 865365-0913 or 865387-7717 Kim 710 HOMES FOR SALE

March 16, 23 & 30, 2010

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ORNL Federal Credit Union is seeking a part-time teller for our Sevierville Branch located on Dolly Parton Parkway. Banking or retail experience preferred. Must have a strong sales and customer service focus as well as excellent communication skills. Must be goal and team oriented. Part-time beneďŹ ts are available.

3BR/3BA, 2 storypriced below appraisal. Must sell. 865-660-2333.

2BR/2BA Conv. to 407. $685 electric & water incl. 9338955 or 323-1007. Possibility to work for some of rent. 3BR/2BA $525/mo. + $500 sec. dep. Douglas Dam area no pets. 850-3621. Kodak $400 mth 2BR No pets. Ref. 7402525

Foreclosure Sale, 3 BD / 2 BA House in Kodak Area Appraised Value $240,000 Selling Price $186,500 Call (865) 436-3565

LeConte Landing, 3BR 2BA, Brick, Sale, Lease, may trade smaller home. 865414-0117.

838 CAMPER RENTALS

943 AUTOMOBILE SALES

Camper lots for rent on Price Way. Prices start at $250 mth. May have pets. 865-654-8702

06 Cadillac DTS Luxury Package II Leather, heated & a/c seats, much more. 44,200 miles. $19,950. 865-856-5493

New 3 bd, 2 ba, basement rancher, 2 cg, beautiful mtn views! $159,900. O/A.865.599.2886. Owner Finance 4BR 3BA almost 2 acres. 2 master suites, mtn views, 2800 sq ft. Minimum down payment req. Monthly pmt $1200. $239,900 3564415

Overlooking PF. Fully furn. Jac, Fp, very clean, new Carpet, 2 car gar. 1st, last dam. 865-755-5325 o/a

  

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2341 Trace Way Sevierville, Tennessee.

OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES IN REAL PROPERTY TO WHOM NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE SALE HAS BEEN GIVEN: Not applicable.

Sevier Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best for 13 years

1 bdrm apt Private patio entrance. Mtn view. 15min to Sev. Elec, water & TV included. $450 mth $250 damage dep. No pets or drugs. 429-6059

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE Default having been made in the payment of installments due on the Note from S HE GROUP, LLC payable to CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK, of Athens, Tennessee, which note is secured by a certain Deed of Trust referenced herein, dated the 27th day of December, 2006, executed by JAN HUTCHISON and husband, TIMOTHY HUTCHISON, and of record in the Registers Office of Sevier County, Tennessee in Trust Volume 2703, Pages 594-598, to which reference is hereby made, and the holder of the note in question having declared all debt, principal, interest, and attorney s fees, immediately due and payable, notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of April, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the front door of the Courthouse for Sevier County, Tennessee, at Sevierville, Tennessee, the undersigned Substitute Trustee, on behalf of Citizens National Bank of Athens, Tennessee, the holder of the note in question, will sell for cash, to the highest bidder, and in bar of the equity of redemption and the statutory right of redemption, the following described premises: SITUATED in the Sixteenth (16th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, a two and thirty-two one hundredths acre portion, more or less, and being the remaining portion of Tract or Lot 40 and now known and designated as T RACT 40, TRACE TWO HUNDRED SUBDIVISION, which has erroneously been referred to as Trace Two Subdivision in previous deeds, Map Book 21, Page 64, and Tax Map #104, Parcel 109, and more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at the iron rod at the northeast corner of Lot 39; thence South 86 degrees 26 minutes 29 seconds West 472.68 feet to an iron rod; thence North 01 degrees 44 minutes 12 seconds West 255.56 feet to an iron pin being the southwest corner of Tract 40A (Sam and Susan Polson property); thence along the property line of Sam and Susan Polson, North 84 degrees 27 minutes 21 seconds East 82.31 feet to an iron pin; thence a curve where L=28.89, R=90.00, D=18 degrees 23 minutes 39 seconds, CLEN = 28.77 and BRG = South 86 degrees 20 minutes 49 seconds East 82.31 feet to an iron pin; thence South 77 degrees 09 minutes 00 seconds East 167.89 feet to an iron pin; thence South 79 degrees 09 minutes 37 seconds East 192.63 feet to an iron pin being the southeast corner of Tract 40A (Sam and Susan Polson property); thence South 02 degrees 14 minutes 32 seconds East 87.09 feet to an iron pin; thence South 09 degrees 58 minutes 13 seconds East, 65.29 feet to an iron pin; thence South 09 degrees 58 minutes 13 seconds East 7.45 feet to the point of BEGINNING,, containing 2.32 acres, more or less, according to the survey, dated 26 day of August, 2006, by Albert B. Rand, RLS #2087. SUBJECT to setback lines, drainage and/or utility easements and conditions and limitations as depicted on survey by Albert B. Rand, dated February 12, 2005, and on the plats of record in the RegisterĂ­s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, in Map Book 21, Pages 64, 65 and 66, if applicable. SUBJECT to a 50 foot private and permanent easement as described in Deed Book 1907, Pages 28-30, Deed Book 1907, Pages 31-34 and Deed Book 1460, Pages 287-289, if applicable. BEING the same property conveyed to Timothy Ray Hutchison and Jan Marie Hutchison by Quitclaim Deed from Jan Marie Hutchison, dated December 11, 2006, of record in Book 2686, Page 94, in the Sevier County Registers Office. Also see deed of record in Book 2884, Pages 812-813, in the Registers Office for Sevier County, Tennessee.

699 HOME RENTALS

710 HOMES FOR SALE

NICE, CLEAN IN KODAK

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

800-359-8913

Nice 2BR 2BA with cathedral ceilings, fresh paint, nice yard, near Sevierville. No pets. $575 mo. 1st, last, dep. Call Rebecca 6216615.

654-7033

River View Inn, Sev. Weekly: $150+ tax. Refrig., microwave, hair dryer, balcony on river. 865-4286191.

Includes All Utilities.

698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

REALTY PLUS * Lot - .70 ac. $19,900 Exit 415 Dandridge *Maintenance Free Livin New Townhomes 2BR, 2 BA VIEWS $104,900 * Owner Financing 2 Cabins next to Dollywood 2BR, 2BA $10,000 Down $265,000 *New Construction Home Sevierville Level Lot 3BR, 2BA 1400 SF $169,900 *Gatlinburg -2BR Chalet Private Setting -1600SF $145,000 *Custom Built Craftmans Home 4BR 3.5 Baths Covered Outdoor Living Sevierville VIEWS! 3 Car Garage & Rec. Rm $969,000 * Sevierville's Finest 6000 SF 4BR 4.5 Baths Exercise RM, Office Pool, Keeping Room, All Room Sound/TV S y s t e m $1,300,000 __________________ Can't Sell your Home? Let us Rent It! Full Service Property Management-Call Joe 865-696-7926 __________________ CALL RENEE' WEISS 865-428-8155 865680-5564 cell.

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Chevy Corvette New paint, motor & transmission, body kit, too many parts to mention. $9000 invested asking $5800 OBO. Call 865-654-7923

94 Jaguar XJS convertible, new paint, more. Asking $4500. 72 Custom Monte Carlo over $10,000 invested asking $8000 obo Call 865-654-7923

941 SUV SALES 1997 Factory RHD Jeep Cherokee 4x4, 155K miles, brand new transmission at 118k miles, great for mail or newspaper delivery, $5,000 OBO. 865-4281318.

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Lincoln Towncar Asking $1500. 88 Mercury Cougar, runs & drives good. Rebuilt transmission. Asking $1250. Call 865-654-7923

945 TRUCK SALES

2003 Tahoe LT 4x4 128K miles. Completely loaded. Everything but navigation. $13,500 or best offer. 865640-0839.

1970 Ford F-100 Ranger CLT turquoise 360 engine 4 spd Original 8 track, am radio, brakes booster, original paint, long bed. 42,700 original miles. $7500 908-5470 or 7651609

943 AUTOMOBILE SALES

949 AUTOS & TRUCKS WANTED

We buy junk cars. 9086207

1997 Toyota Camry, good cond., low miles, 2nd owner. AT, sunroof, 4dr., 3 disc CD player, a/c, leather seats.. Sacrifice - $5,000 cash. Call 2014902.

950 MOTORCYCLE SALES 2005 Yamaha 650 VStar classic. Many extras. $3800. 865-654-9783. THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

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4 NEW DOUBLEWIDES SET UP W/LAND SEVIER & Jefferson CO. EASY LOAN BY PHONE

865-453-0086 1st TIME BUYERS New Singlewides Low Down Payment Cheap Monthly Payment Credit Hotline 865-453-0086 831 MOBILE HOME PARK LOTS

RV Sites starting from $285 & UP on

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

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Comics ◆ A13

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home

Advice

Woman unsure about marriage after learning of husband’s past

Zits

Blondie

Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: When I met my husband, he told me he was separated from his wife. At the time, I was separated, too. It turns out I was the only one telling the truth. My husband is in the service, and when he met me, his wife and children were at home waiting for his return. After three years of marriage, I heard the real story -- how he blindsided his wife by asking for a divorce and how devastated she was. Then last night, he said if he hadn’t met me, he would still be married to her. He has also lied about other stuff, but those lies are minor compared to this one. I totally regret marrying him and realize he could do the same thing to me that he did to his ex. Please help. -Seeing the Future Dear Seeing: One of the foundations of a good marriage is trust, and Hubby has thrown yours away. This does not mean he doesn’t love you, but it does make it harder to feel secure in the marriage. Ask him to go with you for counseling to see whether there is any way to help him understand why his behavior was so wrong and whether your relationship can be salvaged. As always, if he won’t go, go without him. Dear Annie: May I say a word about behavior at the movies? With the increase in home entertainment options, movie theaters have lost some of their popularity and need our support. If bad behavior in movie theaters keeps us from going, the remaining theaters will be forced to charge higher rates or go out of business. So, here are my guidelines for

today’s moviegoers: 1. Go Unplugged: Turn off electronic devices with glowing screens or sound, such as MP3 players, PDAs, cell phones, iPods and pagers. Do not text (the screen glows). Do not use laser pens. If you can’t be without your devices for two hours, stay home. 2. Make Sure the Movie Fits: If you’re bringing young children, avoid films with violence and sex, and also make sure the movie is appropriate for your child. If you have to explain everything happening onscreen, you’re better off with a different movie. 3. Tackle the Tantrums: Please wait until your child is able to sit quietly for at least two hours before you take him to his first movie. Also, don’t bring the kids at night when they are tired. Make sure they have had their naps, snacks and anything else they need to be comfortable. If little Prunella does have a tantrum despite your best efforts, remove her quickly and quietly. 4. Take a Load Off and Keep it There: Once you find a seat, stay there. Getting up or going in and out frequently is distracting. 5. Check the Time: It’s irritating to have the door opening during the film. Try to get in early, and if the movie has already started, wait for the next showing. Thanks, Annie. -MM2010

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e

Garfield

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

For Better Or Worse

Tina’s Groove

Dear MM: People sometimes forget that others want to enjoy the film, as well. Your guidelines are simply a way to show consideration, and we thank you. Dear Annie: I was deeply disturbed by “Mom of an Unhappy Toddler,” whose child saw a commercial for Cymbalta and wanted some so she could be “happy.” That mother should be outraged that they even show drug commercials on TV. It’s no wonder our society is so addicted. When my children were sick, I took them to the doctor. I did not look to the TV for symptoms, nor would I have thought it was funny had they acted like that 3-year-old. These drug companies are using our babies as guinea pigs. I can’t believe people would even take these drugs after hearing about all the side effects. -- Furious Grandma Dear Grandma: You make a good point. All drugs have side effects, and even doctors are not immune to the influence of good advertising. 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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ACORN folds because of money woes, scandal By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer

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Former President George W. Bush, center, stretches his hand to shake it with an unidentified man next to Haiti’s President Rene Preval, left, and former President and U.N. special envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton at a homeless earthquake survivors camp in Port-au-Prince on Monday.

Presidents Bush, Clinton pay visit to devastated Haiti By JONATHAN M. KATZ and MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writers PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton clasped hands with residents of one of Haiti’s massive tent cities Monday on a tour of its quake-devastated capital — a visit intended to remind donors of the immense needs facing the recovery effort. The two former leaders, who were tapped by President Barack Obama to spearhead U.S. fundraising for the crisis, made their first joint visit as part of the mission to raise aid and investment for the impoverished Caribbean nation. At a news conference with President Rene Preval on the grounds of the collapsed national palace, Bush said he was struck by the devastation caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake. “It’s one thing to see it on TV, it’s another to see it firsthand,” said Bush, who was making his first visit to Haiti. “Hopefully our visit will remind people that Haiti needs help.” Clinton and Bush later greeted quake survivors camped on the Champ de Mars, the national mall filled with 60,000 homeless people. Secret Service agents and Haitian police surrounded the men as they waded into a fenced-in section of the mall where dozens of families have pitched blue, orange and silver tarps. While many of the homeless welcomed the visit as a sign that the U.S. would continue to supply aid, some said they were disappointed the presidents did not bring anything more tangible. “The visit is like no visit at all. They walked inside, it’s to show off,” said Rene Pierre, a 35-year-old homeless man. About 100 supporters of ousted President Jean-

Bertrand Aristide staged a protest outside the national palace, burning tires and demanding the return of their exiled leader. Clinton and Bush visit as the country struggles to feed and shelter victims of the magnitude-7 quake, which killed an estimated 230,000 people. Another 1.3 million quake survivors are homeless, with many living in camps prone to dangerous flooding in the April rainy season. The former presidents also visited the Maxima SA woodworking plant where manager Evelien Degier, a native of the Netherlands, said they can build houses for $2,000. She said she hopes the presidents help direct investment to companies like hers that employ Haitians as part of the reconstruction effort. “It’s wonderful to have the handouts and the food,” she said. “But now people need to go back to work to real life to earn real money.” The chairman of Haiti’s chamber of commerce, Reginald Boulos, said

Monday that Clinton and Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive will cochair a task force overseeing the large amounts of international aid expected to pour in next month. Clinton said he had not been formally offered the position but was open to helping in any way. The Haitian government is asking for $11.5 billion over the next three years, including more than $3 billion as soon as possible. Clinton, who has been the U.N. special envoy to Haiti since last year, said the former presidents hoped to get all the aid agencies and the Haitian government working together to make the most of the huge global outpouring of support. “The most important thing in the short run is to coordinate what the NGOs do with the long-term plans that the Haitian government has. They can’t be a self-sufficient country unless we both are transparent in this aid and build the capacity of the government,” he said.

CHICAGO The once mighty community activist group ACORN announced Monday it is folding amid falling revenues — six months after video footage emerged showing some of its workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute. “It’s really declining revenue in the face of a series of attacks from partisan operatives and right-wing activists that have taken away our ability to raise the resources we need,” ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan said. Several of its largest affiliates, including ACORN New York and ACORN California, broke away this year and changed their names in a bid to ditch the tarnished image of their parent organization and restore revenue that ran dry in the wake of the video scandal. ACORN’s financial situation and reputation went into free fall within days of the videos’ release in September. Congress reacted by yanking ACORN’s federal funding, private donors held back cash and scores of ACORN offices closed. Earlier this month, a U.S. judge reiterated an earlier ruling that the federal law blacklisting ACORN and groups allied with it was unconstitutional because it singled them out. But that didn’t mean any money would be automatically be restored. Bertha Lewis, the CEO of

ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, alluded to financial hardships in a weekend statement as the group’s board prepared to deliberate by phone. “ACORN has faced a series of well-orchestrated, relentless, well-funded right wing attacks that are unprecedented since the McCarthy era,” she said. “The videos were a manufactured, sensational story that led to rush to judgment and an unconstitutional act by Congress.” ACORN’s board decided to close remaining state affiliates and field offices by April

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