The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 87 ■ March 28, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ $1.25
Is debate on uphill swing?
Work on hillside regulations continues By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
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SEVIERVILLE — The effort to institute new regulations on development on local hillsides and ridges continues to plug forward, set for consideration by officials in the cities and the county’s Planning Commission next month before it’s discussed by the County Commission likely in May. It’s been almost two years since a task force appointed to consider recommendations for
regulating such construction started its work. Though the effort has seemed to languish in recent months, the group and some county planning officials Wednesday morning got a look at what’s caused the delay. In the time since the Hillsides Taskforce essentially wrapped up its recommendations last summer, little public action has been taken, to the frustration of some of the group’s members. However, County Planner Jeff Ownby has explained he’s been working on preparing the maps showing the overlay districts the new regulations would create. Those zones would cover properties that have an average slope
of 30 percent or greater with stricter rules on development. The intent of the proposed legislation, which still faces the daunting task of gaining approval from a County Commission that has proven itself to be reluctant of new land use rules, is to protect the area’s scenery from reckless development and ensure development is done safely. During the session Wednesday, Ownby gave a presentation showing the group, which included the task force members and representatives from the county Planning Commission’s Rules and Regulations Committee, the maps he’s come up with showing
properties that will be affected. He compiled them by overlaying topographical information on county tax maps. “There are somewhere in excess of 88,000 parcels in the county and about 60,000 of those are in the county,” Ownby said. “I didn’t look at all of them individually, but I did look at most of them and this is what I’ve come up with.” Though there is yet work to be done before the maps are completed, what Ownby presented showed local ridges and slopes, and the way they lay on properties across the county. See hillside, Page A4
History in the making
5Summitt simmering Lady Vols fall to Baylor in Sweet 16 Sports, Page A8
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Obituaries Ernest LeMay, 62 DETAILS, Page A4
Editor’s note: Several local students walked away winners in the East Tennessee History Day competitions. The following stories spotlight their accomplishments.
Clevenger spotlights Foxfire By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer Gatlinburg-Pittman High School student Hannah Clevenger had long been a fan of Foxfire books, the series originally written for Foxfire magazine, which was developed in an effort to document the lifestyle, culture and skills of people in Southern Appalachia — so much that she made it her History Day project. The choice proved to be a good one, since she took home first place in Senior Individual Documentary at the March 1 competition in Knoxville. “It was the first time that cultural journalism really took off,” said Hannah, who was also awarded last year for her documentary on Arrowmont pioneer
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New Center Elementary School students winning events at the East Tennessee History Day include from left, in front, Caroline Rader, McKynlea Cable, Olivia Spangler; in back, Matthew Rush, Hope Morris, Ben Dawson and Tyler Hounshell.
New Center Elementary boasts several winners By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer
Seven New Center Elementary School students dominated East Tennessee History Day, held March 1 in Knoxville, by winning first and second place in their division. Olivia Spangler, eighth grade, placed first in the Junior Individual See cleenger, Page A4 Exhibit with “A Mirror With a Memory: The Innovation of the Daguerreotype;” Tyler Hounshell, eighth n GPHS students put spotgrade, placed second in light on traffic light the Junior Individual n Sevierville student inves- Exhibit with “Proving the Past: The Impact tigates judicial review Page A2 of Radiocarbon Dating on Archaeology;” Hope
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Morris, Ben Dawson and Matthew Rush, seventh grade, placed Byrd first in the Junior Group Exhibit with “From Fiction to Fact: The Innovation of Germ Theory;” and McKynlea Cable and Caroline Rader, seventh grade, placed second in the Junior Group Exhibit with “Fight for the Right: The Impact of the 19th Amendment.” “They all did a super job — I’m very proud of them,” said history
teacher Rebecca Byrd. “I think their experience helped; it was Olivia’s third year at the competition and everyone else’s second year. Last year, I was able to go to the national competition (with former student Hannah Clevenger), so I felt like I was able to be a better advisor. They were also very dedicated.” Olivia’s project on daguerreotype, one of the earliest photographic processes, was chosen because of her interest in photography. It was developed in 1837 by Louis Daguerre, in which the image is formed by combining mercury and silver.
“I thought it was interesting that he was a painter before he came up with daguerreotype,” she said. “It was a challenge because there wasn’t a lot of information on it since it was developed so early.” Hope and Matthew had been partners last year for the competition, when they researched Col. Harland Sanders. This year, they teamed with Ben, who did his project on baseball player Jackie Robinson last year. All three had placed in the top 10. “This year we started out with Louis Pasteur, but the subject was too See new center, Page A4
Pi Phi students enjoy learning through projects By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer Pi Beta Phi Elementary School students made a strong impression on East Tennessee History Day’s judges. Eighth-graders Robert Marshall and Bennett Lapides won first place in Junior Group Interpretive Web Site for “Bounty Land Warrants: The Making of America,” and fellow eighth-graders Claire Ballentine, Micki Werner and Kenzie Thomas won second place in Junior Group Performance for “Smallpox Vaccine.” Robert and Bennett got the idea for their project from teacher Suzanne Terrell, who had been researching her family’s genealogy. “We started with the papers she found on (her grandfather) Mr. Sullivan,” Robert said. “We found his actual bounty pension from National Archives.” Ellen Brown/The Mountain Press Although the snowy and icy weather threatened to Robert Marshall and Bennett Lapides show off their Web site for delay their project, along with a different software “Bounty Land Warrants: The Making of America,” which won first place See Pi Beta Phi, Page A4 in Junior Group Interpretive Web Site on East Tennessees History Day.
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Sevierville Middle student examines judicial review By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer
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GPHS juniors Courtney Rolen, Megan Ortiz and Christina Lulich won second place in Senior Group Documentary for “The Road to Regulation” at East Tennessee History Day.
GPHS students highlight origin of traffic signal By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer
Megan said. They recorded the narrative for the documentary at Christina’s A history project on house. The introduction the traffic light? and conclusion were Gatlinburg-Pittman filmed at a crosswalk in High School stuGatlinburg. dents Courtney Rolen, “One major challenge Christina Lulich and was that we couldn’t find Megan Ortiz, who many pictures,” Christina took home second said. “There was also a place in Senior Group lot of background noise Documentary for “The with cars going by, so it Road to Regulation” at was a challenge to get the East Tennessee History sound even.” Day, can explain. The high school juniors “We wanted to do our got a late start on the project on something that everybody uses daily project as well, beginning in early February with but maybe didn’t really the competition just a know about,” Christina few weeks away. said. “Also, organizing a “It was kind of last documentary was more fun than doing a research minute, and it was tricky with all of the snow paper.” days,” Christina said. The group recorded their video in Sevierville, “And I live on a mountain!” Pigeon Forge and The girls enjoyed the Gatlinburg, “whenever process, however, along we were out and about,”
with the things they learned. “It was actually in London where the traffic light originated,” Courtney said. “It was interesting how it changed over the years,” added Christina. “It started out as a gas lantern.” There turned out to be just eight documentaries in their division. First was a brief interview with the judges, then a more intense round of questions. The students may have access to more advanced technology before the state’s April 17 competition and plan to tweak their work. “We got papers back with comments, so we’ll just improve on what we have,” Christina said. n firstname.lastname@example.org
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It wasn’t hard for Sevierville Middle School student Scarlett Fox to find an inspiring topic for her History Day project — the aspiring lawyer chose to research the origins of judicial review. “I look around every day, and I see wrong things and right things,” said Scarlett, who won third place in Junior Individual Interpretive Web site at East Tennessee History Day, held March 1. “I want everything to be fair. My mother used to work at CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate Association), and I would think, ‘What’s going to happen to those children and families?’ Maybe I can do something about that.” The 1803 case of Marbury v. Madison was the origin of judicial review. “Back then, they were just starting off — they didn’t think before that the Constitution could strike down a law. The case gave them the ability to show that laws of the land could be unconstitutional. I learned more about the individual people in the case (financier William Marbury and Secretary of State James Madison), too. It was complicated because judicial review wasn’t something where you could see an immediate impact; you had to read between the lines.” It was also Scarlett’s first time designing a Web site, which she chose to do because it was “different, modern and outside of the box.” “I learned how to size and crop pictures, and I used
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Sevierville Middle student Scarlett Fox and teacher Janet McCullough display Scarlett’s Web site that won third place in Junior Individual Interpretive Web site at East Tennessee History Day. Bing and Google images. I also used The Oyez Project (at www.oyez.org, a database of major constitutional U.S. cases). When I found it, I thought, ‘This is perfect!’ The annotated bibliography was the most difficult part of the project.” She credits CSA (Children with Special Abilities) teacher Janet McCullough and history teacher Dennis Chambers as her two biggest inspirations during the process. “She was always finding books and printing out information for me,” she said of McCullough. Sevierville Middle had a total of 10 students competing in the regional competition.
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“This was our big project,” McCullough said. “They had to have primary and secondary sources, and they had to point out what was innovative. It was big for a middle school student.” Scarlett’s advice for future History Day participants is to pick a topic that they would enjoy researching. “Just have fun with it, and tell what you feel is important,” she said. McCullough wasn’t at all surprised that Scarlett will be headed to the state competition in Nashville on April 17. “Scarlett has a spirit that drives her — she’s persistent.”
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SEVIERVILLE â€” It doesnâ€™t matter if you walk it, jog it or run it â€” participating in Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministriesâ€™ second annual 5K In May Rescue Run will help the poor and needy of Sevier County. SMARM is inviting the community to participate. Anyone who is interested can start training now with Dr. John Hood each Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Sevierville Primary School. For more information, contact Hood at 908-2699 or e-mail to email@example.com. The event, on May 1,
takes participants out Veterans Boulevard and back with a challenging hill and fast downhill finish. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. near the main entrance to Splash Country and the race begins at 8 a.m. In last yearâ€™s inaugural race, participation was twice as much as planners expected with about 200 involved. Money raised from sponsors and registration fees helps SMARM provide aid to hundreds of families each year by assisting with shelter, clothing, and medications; subsidizing utility bills and rent; and furnishing hot meals, minor car repairs and
much more. Registrations postmarked by April 23 are $25 and will include a race T-shirt. Later registrations will be $30 and will also include a T-shirt while supplies last. Church or school youth groups (consisting of 10 or more people) can pre-register for $15 per person. Mail registration to SMARM 5K Run, P.O. Box 5968, Sevierville, TN 37864. Checks should be written to SMARM. For more information call 908-3153 or visit www.smarm.org, www.5Kinmayrescuerun. com or the Facebook site under â€œ5K in May Rescue Run.â€?
Runners gather before last yearâ€™s first SMARM 5K in May. The run takes place along Veterans Boulevard starting near the main entrance to Splash Country and is set for May 1.
By JANE FORAKER What an unbelievable turnout for our second annual talent show/dinner fundraiser. Packed out with over 150 folks, this yearâ€™s show was a hit. Talents ranged from young magicians, to singing and dancing seniors, to flute, piano, fiddle and guitar players, to an angry piggy act. A special thanks to all of our sponsors, supporters, volunteers and talent show performers. Join us at 10 a.m. Wednesday for Simply Sewing class. Instructors Susan Thacker and Nancy Younce will teach the art of appliquĂŠ. Scrap fabrics and patterns will be provided; however, if youâ€™d like to make a small quilt or pillow, bring extra cotton fabric along with your sewing machine and other sewing tools. This class is for folks wanting to learn how to sew and for those that would like to brush up on their sewing skills. This class is free and open to the community. Judy Bond of Regency Retirement Village will be here Thursday to host their monthly Bingo with Regency at 1 p.m. Regency Retirement provides prizes and an afternoon playing bingo for participants. All are welcome to this free event. The center will be closed April 2 for Good Friday. Tickets can be purchased for our upcoming Murder Mystery Dinner Show scheduled for 6 p.m. April 16. â€œIt Was Murder, Your Honor,â€? written and directed by Darren Howes, will include dinner. Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance. Be the one to figure out the killer
with clues provided in the program and possibly win a prize. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 453-8080, ext. 107. Senior Center menu for the week: Monday, baked spaghetti, house salad, garlic cheese biscuit, cheesecake; Tuesday, salmon patties, fried potatoes, pinto beans, corn muffin, chocolate cake; Wednesday, grilled chicken breast, baked potatoes, green beans, roll, apple crisp; Thursday, taco salad with tortilla chips, strawberry shortcake; Friday, center closed for Good Friday. Note that beverage is included with each meal. Meal costs $4 per person. Friendly Bridge scores: Ruth Smith 5,560; Janie Murphy 4,750; Beatrice Scholz 3,940; Laverne Bernard 3,890. Mondays: Piecemakers Quilt Guild, 9 a.m.; painting with LaViolet Bird, 9 a.m.; 50+ Fitness, 10 a.m.; blood pressure checks, 11 a.m.; Sit B Fit (gentle exercise) 11
a.m.; Bible study, noon; bingo, 1 p.m. Tuesdays: woodshop and painting, 10 a.m; pottery class, 10 a.m.; Friendly Bridge Group and cards/games, 1 p.m. Wednesdays: 50+ Fitness and Stitch and Chatter Club, 10 a.m.; Rummy, Pinochle, poker and movie party, 2:30 p.m.; games/cards, 2:30 p.m. Thursdays: Woodshop opens at 9 a.m.; Sit B Fit, 11 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m.; ballroom dance class, 1 p.m. Fridays: ceramics, 9 a.m.; 50+ Fitness, 10 a.m.; Yoga-Pilates class, 11 a.m.; pottery class, 12:30 p.m. The Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center and Sevier County Office on Aging is located at 1220 W. Main Street in Sevierville. To make reservations for upcoming events or for more information, call (865) 453-8080 x 108. â€” Jane Foraker is program coordinator for Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center. She may be reached at 453-8080, ext. 108.
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Surprisingly little of the county actually falls into the category of properties that would trigger the new rules. As would be expected, the southern end of Sevier County closer to the Smoky Mountains includes a majority of the potentially impacted properties, while the northern portion only has sparingly affected parcels. Most of those are near Interstate 40 or on Douglas Lake, where whole subdivisions that already exist would have faced tougher construction rules if they were built under the proposed ordinance. The session contained relatively little new information as the two groups have been meeting together
Gatlinburg-Pittman High School student Hannah Clevenger works on her documentary on Foxfire, which won first place in Senior Individual Documentary at East Tennessee History Day.
with Foxfire. His teaching method consists of 11 core principles similar to those developed by Dewey. Clevenger began working on the project in October, finishing near the day of the regional competition. â€œI read the first couple of Foxfire books, and I got a lot of my primary sources from the Foxfire Museum. They even put me up in their guest house.â€? Challenges included narrowing down the photo images for her documentary. â€œThere were so many. Last year, with the Evelyn Bishop project, I had the opposite problem because they didnâ€™t take as many photos.â€? Having competed in the regional and national History Day before, Clevenger wasnâ€™t anxious â€” until she arrived at the University of Tennessee campus, where it was held. â€œDuring the opening ceremony, you could just feel that everyone was very nervous. But the judges were very friendly and accommodating.â€? Before she travels to Nashville for the April 17 state competition, she plans to add just a bit more to the documentary (it was under the 10-minute time limit) and re-do some of her narration. â€œItâ€™s a really good opportunity to learn about history,â€? she said. â€œYou also learn to prioritize. As much as youâ€™d like to put everything in your project, you canâ€™t.â€?
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Evelyn Bishop. â€œFoxfire is also a teaching approach â€” that learning comes from experience â€” from the philosophies of John Dewey. It was an innovation of two parts. I learned that not only the books and magazines were known internationally, but the teaching method was also known around the world.â€? According to Wikipedia, the Foxfire concept originated with a class project initiated by Eliot Wigginton and his students in an English class at the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in 1966. The class decided to attempt to publish a magazine over the course of the semester, interviewing their relatives and local citizens about how lifestyles had changed over the course of their lives. The magazine has continuously been published since 1966. The magazine and books became extremely popular and the students decided to establish the Foxfire Fund with the profits. Proceeds have been used to create the Foxfire Museum in Mountain City, Ga., near Black Rock Mountain. By the early 1970s it was decided to republish some of the magazineâ€™s articles along with additional content in book format. Wigginton was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 1989 for his work
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narrow,â€? Hope said. â€œWe found out he was a leader in germ theory and went with that. We divided the board into three sections and worked on it up to the day of competition.â€? McKynlea and Caroline had also been partners for previous History Day competitions. â€œWe had wanted to do
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said. â€œI also learned a lot about atomic energy, and I got to interview three University of Tennessee archaeology professors.â€? Byrd said she had several other students who competed in the district competition and put forth â€œexcellentâ€? projects. â€œAlthough not everyone placed, they all worked very hard. Iâ€™m hoping they will continue to compete next year.â€? Byrd also credited
Micki Werner, Kenzie Thomas and Claire Ballentine model the costumes they wore for their â€œSmallpox Vaccineâ€? History Day project, for which they won second place in Junior Group Performance.
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something on fashion, like Coco Chanel, but everything we researched was in French,â€? Caroline said. â€œWe wanted to do something we felt strongly about,â€? McKynlea added. â€œWomen had a big part in history.â€? Tyler had always been interested in archaeology, so his topic was easy to choose. â€œPeople had theorized that there was an Ice Age, but this (radiocarbon dating) actually proved it,â€? he
ALCOA (AP) â€” The United States trails Brazil, Germany, Russia and some other countries in its rate of recycling aluminum beverage cans and Alcoa Inc.â€™s chief executive said Friday that needs to change. The Pittsburgh-based company dedicated an expansion of its aluminum can recycling operation in east Tennessee, a $24 million investment that a spokesman said makes it the largest such operation under one roof. Alcoa President and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld said the expansion will help support a goal of boosting the current 54 percent rate of recycling beverage cans in the United States to 75 percent by 2015. The rate of recycled beverage cans in Russia is currently 75 percent, 91 percent in Germany and 95 percent in Brazil, according to Alcoa. A company statement said the 75 percent recycling rate can be achieve in the United States if each person recycles one more can each week. Christy Valentine, her cosponsor of the schoolâ€™s history club, for assisting the students with their projects. â€œItâ€™s wonderful to see them take ownership and get motivated,â€? Valentine said. â€œTheyâ€™re able to shine with their creativity.â€? The students will advance to Tennessee History Day, held on April 17 in Nashville. n email@example.com
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frequently since late last year as they pushed toward the effortâ€™s completion. Still, the officials did get their first look at how the proposed rules would actually affect area property owners. The rules proposed by the task force â€” tweaked by county staffers and the Rules and Regulations Committee â€” call for properties at a slope of 30 percent or greater to fall under new development rules. They dictate, among other things, that the construction not disturb more than 25 percent of the lot, that all utilities be installed underground and that structures be at least 75 percent screened by their natural surroundings during the summer months.
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program that took some time to learn, the pair managed to submit their Web site two weeks before the competition. Claire, Micki and Kenzie started their project at the beginning of the school year and visited the Oak Ridge Playhouse to pick out costumes for their skit. â€œThere were not as many people doing performances,â€? Micki explained. â€œWe thought weâ€™d have a better chance moving on if we did one.â€? The group learned that cowpox was actually used to treat smallpox. Both groups of students had participated in the History Day competition before; Pi Beta Phi makes the projects a requirement for each sixth-, seventh- and eight-grader in the school. n firstname.lastname@example.org
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Another Goldrush Road resident asks for city’s help By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
Dr. Charles Bozeman, third from right, traveled to Haiti with other health care professionals from the area.
Dr. Bozeman takes first trip to Haiti on medical mission By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer As soon as Dr. Charles Bozeman had heard about Haiti’s earthquake in January, he was ready to make the trip to lend a hand. “It was just chaotic,” he said of the planning. “I was going to go with Partners in Health (a Boston-based nonprofit health organization) but ended up going with Dr. Dean Mire (primary care physician) and some other doctors from Knoxville. We were two groups that merged together. It was worthwhile — there were a lot of things that needed to be done.” Regents Bank provided a jet for the physicians, and they stayed at a home provided by Provision Ministry Group. “They had a relatively modern hospital and operating room, but the earthquake had made it unstable, so no one could spend the night there,” Bozeman said. “We had tents that we used as make-shift outpatient clinics. People could see either English-speaking or French-speaking doctors.” Bozeman saw many patients, especially children, with worms and skin infections (from lack of available hygiene), as
well as with dehydration, hypertension, diabetes, bronchitis and post-traumatic stress. “The whole country was just in shock. One thing you couldn’t show on TV was the smell of the decaying bodies.” Each day there was always “a huge line of people waiting to see us,” he added. “My group would see around 200 every day. We’d work from as soon as we could get to the site in the morning until 5 p.m. They were doing more than 20 operations a day at the hospital. We didn’t operate on anyone without proper anesthesia.” The Haiti children were stoic and didn’t cry often. “There was just one little boy who had managed to get out the door without a toy (at the church where they were distributed), but once he got one, he was OK. Most of
the Haitians were very appreciative. They’re tough people.” He recalled an anonymous donor who sent a semi tractor trailer full of food — around 50 to 100 pound bags of rice, sugar, powdered milk, sardines and other items. “When there was food, there were riots. We unloaded that food at night, and it could have been significantly dangerous, but we felt the presence of the Lord.” Bozeman had participated in other missions, but this was his first trip to Haiti — and he plans to return. Those wishing to also help can donate to Provision Ministry Group (www.provision.org), Partners in Health (pih. org) or the Luther and Stella Ogle Foundation (436-4711 or P.O. Box 648, Gatlinburg, TN 37738). n email@example.com
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PIGEON FORGE — Traffic on Goldrush Road was again the topic of discussion for the City Commission as yet another resident came forward to ask that something be done on widening the narrow thoroughfare. During the group’s last two sessions, a group of neighbors asked officials if they could do anything to stop folks from using their road and a new driveway as a shortcut between Veterans Boulevard and Ridge Road. With the objection of the owner of that private access, city leaders had to turn down requests to put up signs or a gate to keep motorists out. That didn’t satisfy the neighbors and they asked that the city consider widening the road to at least help alleviate safety concerns. Last week, Goldrush property owner Michael Mullins came to the meeting to say he’s glad the city won’t be doing anything on private property, but still hopes officials will find a way to improve the narrow street. “I’m glad you stood up for the property owner,” he told the group. “I would like to see if the city would consider widening that road or something.” Part of Mullins’ property includes a small pond that sits just off the edge of the pavement for Goldrush Road. The group of neighbors asked that a guardrail be put up in the area to keep cars from going into the water, particularly as they try to pass wider vehicles like school buses on the little strip of asphalt. Mullins is hopeful the city might again try to
widen the road. In their last meeting, commissioners committed to keep the issue in mind and suggested the road might be added to the city’s next street maintenance plan. They referred Mullins to Public Works Director Mark Miller to get an update on any progress on that possibility. In other business, the group voted to approve: n A request from Kevin Blalock for a waterline extension on Little Laurel Road n A request from Thunder Mountain subdivision to connect Phase 4 to the city’s water system n A final change order for the Red Roof Interceptor Phase II project with a savings of $36,080 n Purchase of radio equipment for the Police Department on a statewide contract at a total cost of $350,982 with all but $244 paid for with grant monies n Purchase of three mobile data terminals for the Police Department on a statewide contract at a total cost of $20,144 n Purchase of computers
for the Police Department per the U.S. Communities contract at $6,555 for six units n Purchase of a 2010 Chevrolet Impala for the Trolley Department for a staff car per a state contract at $18,125 from a Lebanon dealership using remaining grant funds n Bid to purchase striping for city streets from Volunteer Highway Supply at a cost of $410 per mile for yellow and $.95 per foot for white n Bid to purchase asphalt for paving city streets at a cost of $63.50 per ton from Charles Blalock & Sons Construction n Bid to purchase Winterfest LED replacement bulbs from Universal Concepts at a total cost of $22,387 n Rejecting a bid from T.R.A.M. Roofing Company for the wastewater building roof and rebidding n An agreement from S&ME for limited geotechnical exploration at the proposed trolley center site. n firstname.lastname@example.org
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Old Douglas Dam Road to be closed
The contractor working on Highway 66 expansion will be closing Old Douglas Dam Road at Highway 66 this week (Monday-Friday) to cut it down to grade, place base stone, and pave. Traffic will be directed to use Allensville Road. They will also continue to stop traffic in five-minute increments weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Highway 448 to Gist Creek. This is necessary to pull electric lines across 66. Officers will be used each day to flag traffic. For questions call 4294509.
Child safety seat inspections set
The Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a child car safety seat checkpoint from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday at David Ownby Insurance, 501 Parkway. Officers will be available to answer questions regarding the child restraint law. In addition to the above event, parents may also come to the police station at 300 Gary Wade Blvd. for a seat inspection, when a technician is available. Call in advance (453-5507) to ensure that a technician is on duty.
Asian carp in Tenn. waters
NASHVILLE (AP) — Wildlife officials say Asian carp that can weigh up to 50 pounds and jump into the air when disturbed have shown up in the Cumberland River as far upstream as Cheatham Dam in Ashland City. The Tennessean reports the spread of the fish, commonly called silver carp, has fisherman concerned because they can breed quickly and threaten to eat food that bass, crappie, paddlefish and the state’s other native species depend on. Bill Reeves, chief of TWRA’s fisheries division, said they don’t know if the fish will start spawning and filling up Kentucky Lake, which runs from Kentucky to Pickwick Dam south of Savannah, Tenn., and is part of the Tennessee River.
Rendezvous founder dies
MEMPHIS (AP) — Charlie Vergos, the founder of Memphis’ best known barbecue restaurant Rendezvous, has died. He was 84. Patrick Donohue, manager of the restaurant, told The Commercial Appeal he died Saturday morning with his family nearby. Vergos founded the restaurant originally as a sandwich shop in 1948 and then 20 years later moved it to its present location, an alley behind 2nd Street in downtown Memphis. It has become nationally renowned for barbecue.
Guardsmen back from Afghanistan
NASHVILLE (AP) — Two units of the Tennessee Army National Guard are scheduled to arrive home this weekend after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. The units were select soldiers from throughout Tennessee who served as military advisers and mentors to the Afghan National Army. The 40 soldiers are scheduled to arrive at Nashville International Airport on Saturday evening.
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Democratic leader laments racial tension By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II dent has opened more Associated Press Writer dialogue about race. But the Memphis Democrat NASHVILLE — said criticism of President Legislative disagree- Barack Obama’s agenda ments over policy have — such as his historic taken on racial overtones health care reform legin Nashville, just as they islation — has prompted people to use race in a have in Washington. The chairman of the “negative fashion.” “We have got to get Tennessee Black Caucus says racial incidents at ourselves back on some the state Capitol and in solid ground because Washington erode the this is a slippery slope,” progress the nation has he said. “Once you get made in trying to combat on it, it’s kind of hard to turn it around. And racism. John Deberry acknowl- I think in this nation edges the election of the we’ve worked too hard nation’s first black presi- ... on how we’re going to
work together as different races.” Before the vote on the president’s bill last weekend, protesters shouted racist slurs at black congressmen outside the U.S. Capitol, and one lawmaker was reportedly spat on. Last week in Tennessee, comments by a House Democrat had House Republican leaders demanded an apology on the grounds he had accused them of racism. State House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner of Nashville
compared a move by Tennessee to opt out of the health care plan to Appomattox, 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.” Republican leaders said Turner’s comment also was racism.
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This day in history Today is Palm Sunday, March 28, the 87th day of 2010. There are 278 days left in the year.
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Belle Island Village Retail, LLC, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, meaning the company behind the development will sell its assets to repay its creditors. Developer Glen Bilbo said he still believes the project can be completed and he is looking forward to moving ahead with a new ownership group.
■ Monday Cloudy
High: 52° Low: 40° ■ Tuesday Partly Cloudy
High: 59° Low: 34°
■ Lake Stages: Douglas: 967.4 U0.3
Today’s Highlight in History:
■ Ski Report:
On March 28, 1979, America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.
Base: 20-45 inches Primary surface: Machine groomed Secondary surface: Loose granular Trails open: Ober Chute, Bear Run, Castle Run, Cub Way, Ski School, Mogul Ridge (not groomed)
National quote roundup “Someone needs to tell him, this is not a crapshoot.” — Sarah Palin to thousands of tea party activists assembled in the Nevada desert Saturday of how Sen. Harry Reid is “gambling away our future” with vote on health care reform
“What we’re still looking for in this coming year is a global deal that encourages all countries to lower their emissions.” — Andy Ridley, a World Wildlife Fund worker in Sydney who came up with the idea of Earth Hour, which was held on Saturday by having participants turn off their lights and appliances for one hour
“These folks are working for a year or two or three in a row on an hour or two of sleep a night. They’re zombies. If people had some money in their pockets or a good night’s sleep, they probably wouldn’t stick around.” — Barry Van Sickle, attorney for couple seeking back pay and overtime from Sea Organization, which reproduces the works of Scientology founder Ron L. Hubbard
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apolo Anton Ohno is going for the green at the Kids’ Choice Awards. The Olympic-winning speed skater will attempt to set a new world record for being catapulted into slime at SatOhno urday’s 2 3 n d annual shenaniganpacked Nickelodeon spectacle held inside UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Ohno will perform the messy feat with the help of the Kids’ Choice Awards Slime Slingshot and ripped World Wrestling Entertainment champion John Cena. Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga are up for favorite female singer while brothers Dylan and Cole Sprouse and Nick and Joe Jonas will individually vie for favorite male TV actor.
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Bright future threatened by dogged cancer 13 DUIs by one person draws attention to flaws in the law You’re 19 years old, newly married to coworker Crystal, in management training at Kroger and moving into your first home. A.J. Seaton was on top of the world in the summer of 2008. But something wasn’t quite right. The night of the wedding reception in August 2008, he became sick. Vomiting, indigestion. It went on for days. But hey, he was a kid, so he’d get over it. Probably a touch of the flu, a stomach bug at worst. He didn’t improve, and at long last he went to see about it. His first doctor thought it nothing more than the flu. But after not getting well, he sought a second opinion, and that’s when a blood test revealed a white cell count dangerously low. He was sent to UT Medical Center, where further testing revealed an enlarged lymph node. A biopsy was taken. The diagnosis: Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had never been sick a day. If you’re gonna get a cancer, doctors told him, this was the one to get. Hodgkin’s lymphoma has a survival rate of around 90 percent — if caught in time. A.J. Seaton, a graduate of Sevier County High, a bright future at the Sevierville Kroger, is fighting for his life. He has endured rigorous, debilitating rounds of chemotherapy, plus a painful stem-cell implant. Now he faces what may be his last chance. A persistent family member has convinced M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to see him next week. It’s one of the world’s top cancer hospitals, a specialist in cancer of the lymph nodes. He and Crystal are flying out April 6 for the visit and testing, to see if he is a candidate for treatment. “The hardest thing,” he admits, “has been to keep my spirits up. Constant pain has been an issue.” He has been unable to work much since the diagnosis. Life for him has been an endurance test, with pain, nausea and discouragement thrown in. Consider: n The diagnosis came after 12 days in the hospital, during which he couldn’t keep any food down. n The first round of chemo was administered every other week for three months. It seemed to be going well, and doctors were optimistic. “They practically told me I was done,” Seaton said. While Crystal worked, his grandmother stayed with him. He and Crystal gave up their apartment so they could move back to his parents’ home and save money. n Just as the chemo was ending, a scan showed the tumor was growing. That led to ICE chemo, named for the three powerful drugs used in the treatment. It made him sicker than he’d ever been, affecting his blood pressure, kidneys and blood sugar. It lasted three months. His father, a contractor, finished remodeling a small home next to the family home so he and Crystal could live there during treatments. He was denied disability. n The ICE treatments didn’t work, so doctors recommended a stem cell transplant using his own cells, plus more chemo. That caused horrible pain, mouth sores, a messed up digestive tract, nausea and a foul body odor. The treatment ended around August of 2009, and he was able to return to work. But the cancer grew. n Vanderbilt considered doing a stem cell transplant from someone else, and a match was found, but doctors there found he was too sick to have the treatment. n Another round of chemo ensued, leaving him with a sinus infection and pneumonia. And that brings us to now, when M.D,. Anderson looms as his last best hope. Through it all Kroger has been wonderful, from manager Jason Campbell down to every employee; they’ve encircled him like a family. His own family has done all it can. Seaton has health insurance through Kroger, but deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses have wiped put his and Crystal’s savings, his parents’ spare money and the resources of his extended family. The store employees have opened an account in the name of Crystal Lynn Seaton for the benefit of Alex James Seaton. Deposits are welcomed and appreciated at any Citizens National Bank. “I hate asking for anything. I feel all I’ve done is take from everybody, especially Crystal. I feel like I’ve reached the end,” he said. Maybe not. In the meantime, help this young man and his family if you can. And a prayer wouldn’t hurt. — Stan Voit is editor of The Mountain Press. His column appears each Sunday. He can be reached at 428-0748, ext. 217, or e-mail to svoit@ themountainpress.com.
Hobart William Reagan is the kind of menace to society who needs to be put away for a long time. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been, and that’s why he is facing what would be his 13th conviction for driving under the influence. That’s not a misprint. Thirteen. The New Market resident was arrested yet again March 18, this time by Sevierville police officer Stephanie Quigly who spotted an apparently drunk Reagan at a service station near Interstate 40. Turns out he has a rap sheet as long as you’ll find on anyone in these parts. He has 12 prior convictions for DUI, all in Knox, Sevier and Jefferson counties, stretching back 18 years. He also has been charged with bribery of a public official in Jefferson County and possession of cocaine in that same county. It’s the DUI cases that should alarm everyone. A drunken driver is dastardly, irresponsible and selfish, because his actions threaten not just himself, but everyone who shares the road with him.
Reagan clearly has little regard for anyone but himself. It’s easy to blame state law, but no matter his sentence over the years and his time behind bars — some 33 months, records show — he continues to drive drunk, with or without a license. District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn will go after this guy with the full extent of the law, but he is limited by what the law provides and by overcrowded jails that pressure officials to release nonviolent offenders early to free up bed space. In most cases over the years, Reagan got a much longer sentence than he actually served. For example he was sentenced to six years on the bribery charge, but served about a month. He got a three-year sentence in 2004 for yet another DUI in Sevier County. He served three months. Of course, once he is paroled, he is free to repeat his offenses, with or without a driver’s license. That’s what this sorry
excuse for a man has done every time. The law is only as good as the punishment, and if a habitual DUI offender is determined to drive, he’ll do it, as Reagan has done. Of course, when Reagan actually hurts someone else because of his drinking and driving — and the odds increase that he will do just that one day — the courts can send him away for a longer time. It’s sad that it takes injuring or killing an innocent person to take a criminal like Reagan off the street and behind bars for a longer period, but that’s the way it is. In the meantime, the attention this case has gotten from The Mountain Press and DA Dunn should ensure that Reagan won’t be a free man anytime soon. His bond of $35,000 and his history of offenses should guarantee he’ll be living in the gray bar hotel for a long time. Justice may finally come to Hobart Reagan — fortunately, not too late to save the rest of us.
Public forum Middle class must fight to maintain its survival
Editor: Much is being said about the Titanic as the new Titanic amusement gets set to open in Pigeon Forge. To view the sinking as just a tragedy misses the bigger picture. After the Titanic sank, White Star Lines was investigated for many wrongdoings, including why so many third-class passengers perished. White Star lied about reports that third-class passengers were trapped when access gates were purposely locked. The expedition to view the Titanic confirmed the gates were locked. The Titanic represented the class system. First-class passengers were of great wealth while third class had little. Those running the ship determined third class was not worth saving. The were trapped to perish. The middle class in this country is an aberration of the industrial revolution. It didn’t exist before the 1860s, and probably won’t in the near future. With irreversible
actions condoned by big business and the U.S. government, the middle class is fighting to survive. Millions of home foreclosures and mortgages in default, millions of illegal immigrants undermining wages, exportation of our job base, and the loss of half this country’s pension funds have secured a return to the two-class system. If you doubt this, your college-educated children are jobless, living at home, and many collecting food stamps. The 2000s are now referred to as the “lost decade.” It won’t be the only one. Former President Bush, who represented unregulated big business interests, wanted social security “invested” in the stock market. We know what they would be worth today had he gotten his way. Of course, there’s still time to “invest” these funds after the Republicans return to office. But the stock market crash in 2008 may not be over. There still remains a lot of money invested in the current market which is overvalued, and due for another massive correction. The nearly $2 trillion lost in the 2008 market was collected by the super rich. And now
their children are in control. You need not apply. The mindset of the people to get us out of this economic catastrophe is the same as those who locked the gates of the Titanic. You posed a threat to their status and were dealt with accordingly. Aren’t all recessions really concocted and planned by these people? Did you think it was a coincidence that the first few years of each decade were recessionary followed by about five years of growth? Check automobile sales the past 80 years. Fewer autos sell during recessions. Some of you have figured this out, but most have not given it much thought. Many will think I’m attacking capitalism. But if we continue on the current path, the middle class will fade away, and you and your children will live with little hope for the future. Socialism may not be the answer, but some hybrid of the two systems may be. Regardless, the middle class needs to pool their resources and reinvent the American way lest we perish in the planned manner that those third-class souls perished on the Titanic. Michael Wood Sevierville
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NCAA WOMENS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Griner blocks Lady Vols’ path to Elite 8 By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer
Baylor’s Brittney Griner, center, blocks a shot by Tennessee forward Alyssia Brewer (33) in the first half of an NCAA Memphis Regional semifinal college basketball game Saturday, March 27, in Memphis, Tenn. At left is Baylor guard Kelli Griffin (21).
MEMPHIS — Freshman sensation Brittney Griner has grown up a lot this season — just ask Tennessee. Griner scored 27 points and blocked 10 shots, leading fourth-seeded Baylor to a 77-62 win over the top-seeded Lady Vols on Saturday to advance to the NCAA tournament regional finals. “She was the X factor,” said Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, whose team was taken out in the first round last season. Baylor’s only other appearance in the round of eight was in 2005, the same year it won the national championship. The Lady Bears (26-9) will face No. 2 seed Duke on Monday night. The Lady Vols’ loss spoiled the highly anticipated matchup between Tennessee and Connecticut, which could have happened in this year’s national semifinals. The Lady Vols, who lost in the first round last season, haven’t missed out on back-to-back Final Fours since 1993-94. Tennessee (32-3) successfully limited the 6-foot-8 Griner in its 74-65 win over Baylor in the first game of the season but couldn’t do it again even with as many as four players on her at a time. Griner hit several shots while double-teamed or passed to an open Lady Bears teammate for an easy layup. “You’re watching a phenom out here play above the rim,” Mulkey said. “That’s what needs to be written in every article from this day forward, because she’s such a sweet
Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt yells to her players in the second half of an NCAA Memphis Regional semifinal college basketball game against Baylor Saturday, March 27, in Memphis, Tenn. Baylor upset Tennessee 77-62. child as you can see.” Griner had been somewhat tentative on offense since she was suspended for two games after throwing a punch against a Texas Tech player in early March. She was back to her dominant self on both ends of the court. “I just knew I had to come out and play my game and go back to the old Brittney,” Griner said. Griner’s 26 blocks in the NCAA tournament ranks her second in his-
tory. Duke’s Alison Bales holds the NCAA tournament record with 30 in 2006, and Connecticut’s Rebecca Lobo’s 22 now ranks third. The teams went back and forth throughout the first half and early in the second, trading the lead 10 times and tying four times. With both 6-foot-6 Kelley Cain and 6-foot-3 Alyssia Brewer on the floor to guard Griner, Tennessee See LADY VOLS, Page A10
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Seymour pitcher Logan Sawyer had a nice game for the Eagles, pitching three scoreless in relief. PREP BASEBALL
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Surrouned by his Smoky Bears teammates, Sevier County center Jordan Henrickson signed with Milligan College on Friday, his 18th birthday. PREP BASKETBALL
Bears’ big man inks with Milligan Henrickson will take 6-9 frame to next level By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor SEVIERVILLE — Coming into the 20092010 basketball season, opponents of Sevier County High School probably had little knowledge
of Jordan Henrickson. The towering senior center had played sparingly in his first three seasons with SCHS. Now, 27 wins and an IMAC Conference championship later, it’s safe to say the secret is out. A shot-blocking machine in the post, Henrickson helped the Smoky Bears to one of their most successful seasons in school history. As a result he’s now earned a spot to con-
tinue his basketball career at the next level with Milligan College. The Buffaloes, an NAIA team located just outside of Elizabethton, came calling on the senior this past Friday — on his 18th birthday — and he was more than happy to sign a national letter of intent. “I liked (the visit at Milligan) a lot, the coaches are great. It’s a nice place,” Henrickson said, with family and friends packed
in the Sevier County High School Library, where the signing took place. Milligan coach Bill Robinson seemed most pleased with the signing. Asked how his team discovered the diamond in the rough, Robinson credited his assistants. “One of my assistants just found out about Jordan,” Robinson said with a smile. “I think his See HENRICKSON, Page A11
Maryville rallies in last inning to upend Seymour 6-4 By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor SEYMOUR — The Seymour Eagles baseball team rode a roller coaster of emotions Saturday in their 6-4 loss to the visiting Maryville Rebels. The Eagles (5-4) trailed early, then rallied to tie and eventually take the lead before losing to the neighboring Rebels in the last inning of play. Down 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, the Seymour bats came alive behind back-
to-back doubles from Brandon Timmerman and Keegan Newport. Timmerman’s wallbanging two-bagger drove in the Blue and Gold’s first run of the game, scoring Cody Fox, who started the inning getting to first by way of a defensive error. Newport’s double moved Timmerman to third, and a Corbin Weaver walk next filled the bases with Eagles with no outs. But Seymour would manage only one more run See SEYMOUR, Page A9
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Seymour lost to Maryville 6-4 on Saturday. (Clockwise from top) Oakley Fox takes a cut; catcher Cory Clark looks to the dugout for the signs; coach Scott Norman has a word with starting pitcher Keegan Newport; Corbin Weaver knocks an RBI single into right field.
out of the opportunity, as catcher Cory Clark hit a sac fly to right. In the bottom of the fifth the Eagles moved ahead of Maryville 4-2, as Weaver drove in second baseman Logan Jenkins with an RBI single, and Cody Fox scored on a wild pitch. But again the Eagles stranded the bases loaded, as a Clark warning track fly made Seymourâ€™s third out with the bases full. Heading into the final frame coach Scott Norman pulled reliever Logan Sawyer, whoâ€™d tossed three solid scoreless innings behind Newport, who started the game. â€œSawyer threw excellent. Heâ€™s working his way up the ladder,â€? Norman said. â€œHeâ€™s throwing really well right now. I would have kept him in if it would have been a normal situation. I was trying to see where Timmerman was in terms of the closing role.â€? The coach inserted ace Brandon Timmerman to try to close out the Rebels. Timmermanâ€™s closing experiment didnâ€™t go as planned. The normally good starter, whoâ€™s already signed with Carson-Newman, gave up a quick five-pitch walk to start off, and then Maryville connected for back-to-back doubles to pull within one run with two men in scoring position. The Rebelâ€™s next hitter, D.J. Pugh, singled to rightcenter, knotting the score at 4-4 with the first out still to be recorded. Timmerman did get that first out, striking out the next Rebel batter. But with the infield playing in to try and prevent a run, Maryvilleâ€™s Landon Talley delivered a heartbreaker â€” a bloop single over short
that gave the Rebels the go-ahead run. Moments later, after Eaglesâ€™ catcher Clark through out Talley at second on a steal attempt, the Rebs added some insurance as Pugh scored on a wild pitch, making the score 6-4. Finally the Eagles got out of the jam, as Timmerman chalked up another K to retire the side. â€œWeâ€™re trying things differently from a pitching standpoint,â€? Norman said. â€œWe donâ€™t have the type of starting pitchers that can go the distance. Weâ€™re trying to figure out who can close, who can be a middle guy, who can come off three days rest. â€œTimmerman was coming off three days rest, and I was seeing if he could close. I donâ€™t think he had good stuff,â€? the coach said. â€œ(But) they didnâ€™t hit him hard. Three little hits and a base on balls killed him. Maryvilleâ€™s a good team. We had a lead going into the seventh, we just couldnâ€™t quite close it out.â€? Now trailing by two, the Eagles offense was poised for a great opportunity with the top of the order coming to the plate. And, like clockwork, the first two hitters, Cody Fox and Timmerman reached base. Unfortunately for Seymour, the meat of the order couldnâ€™t deliver. Newport and Weaver went down on strikes and Oakley Fox hit a dribbler to second base, which resulted in a runnerâ€™s interference, for the third out. â€œWe left nine runners on base (in the game),â€? Norman said. â€œ(And) the middle of the order hitters coming up with runners on base and both of them punching out, weâ€™re not going to win like that.â€? email@example.com
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