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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 123 ■ May 3, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents

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Distillery takes case to ’Burg

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Organizers seek certificate of good moral character to do business By STAN VOIT Editor

5Storms pound Tennessee, region Gov. Bredesen calls out Guard as 7 die across state; 3 in Mississippi NATION, Page A10

With their federal license in hand, organizers of an attraction with a working moonshine still take their case to the Gatlinburg City Commission on Tuesday. The organizers will be seeking a certificate of good moral character, a requirement in Gatlinburg

for any business whose owners want to sell alcoholic beverages. Sevierville attorney Joe Baker and his partners Cory Cottongim and Tony Wayne Breeden plan to open Ole Smoky Distillery in the Lineberger Plaza. The business will include a working still and a separate area for adults only where people can buy commemorative bottles of the alcohol made

by the still. Baker has been working on the project since last year, inspired by what he says is the historical connection of moonshine making to East Tennessee. Since they’ll be making actual moonshine alcohol, they needed a federal license, which they got in March. Now they need a state alcohol license as well as city permits.

Baker emphasized that the law requires a separate adults-only area for the selling of the commemorative bottles of moonshine. The area of the store open to all will include the working still and sales of souvenirs, books, educational materials and food. Baker said Ole Smoky Distillery See DISTILLERY, Page A5

Big Day for

Mini Relay

5Pope’s proclamation

Sevier Middle School draws big crowd for cancer fundraiser

Benedict all but declares authenticity of Shroud of Turin WORLD, Page A11

By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

Sports

No fear of ‘the deer’ Hawks rip Milwaukee Bucks by 21 to advance in the NBA playoffs. Page A8

Weather Today Showers High: 80°

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Relay For Life volunteers inflate balloons during a cancer-battling event for young people at Sevierville Middle School on Saturday. The Mini Relay was expected to draw hundreds of local students.

SEVIERVILLE — With the big event only three weeks away, local Relay For Life supporters got a practice run on a smaller scale Saturday with an event held at Sevierville Middle School. The track behind the educational center transformed into a miniature Relay event, complete with vigilant walkers and a celebration of a huge number of local cancer survivors. All the effort, organizer and seventh-grade math teacher Nickie Simmons explained, was meant to get the next generation involved in the battle to end the dreaded disease. “We need to get kids devoted to this fight because you can never do too much in this fight,” Simmons said. “Until we can abolish the term, ‘You have cancer,’ from our vocabulary, we can never do too much and we can never stop working.” To baptize local children into Relay’s efforts on behalf of the American Cancer Society, the youngsters were called on to help organize and put on the event. That brought students such as Sevierville Middle sixth-grader Devin Quinones out early on a Saturday to be part of something big. “I just want to help raise money for cancer,” Quinones said as he helped the Smoky Mountain Cancer Support

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Obituaries James Miller Dorothy Walker, 63 Maxine Manning, 73 Ada Ogle, 92 ‘Jock’ Lijoi, 50 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . A1-A6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . A14 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8,A9 Business . . . . . . . . . A2,A3 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A17 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A17 Classifieds . . . . . A14-A16 Nation . . . . . . . . . A5,A10 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A11

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Runners hit road against hunger More than 200 turn out for second SMARM 5K on Saturday morning By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — More than 200 people turned out this weekend to help give Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries a running start in its effort to help meet the needs of local folks. The group held its second annual 5K in May Rescue Run Saturday morning, sending participants on

a 3.1-mile out-and-back course on Veterans Boulevard. Motorists were constrained to just one northbound lane as thousands of dollars was poured into the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries (SMARM) coffers thanks to the generous joggers. “This is absolutely fantastic,” SMARM Executive Director Dick Wellons said as he stood at the finish line awaiting the first returns. “The Lord gave us a beautiful day and we’re just thrilled with the turnout.” Though the forecast looked daunting earlier in the week, Saturday’s dawn brought perfect running con-

ditions, with sunny skies and moderate temperatures. That’s a far cry from last year’s event, when a persistent drizzle plagued the race’s start, then a torrential downpour washed out the awards ceremony. The weather likely contributed to the race’s continued popularity. The crowd was also bolstered by the good reviews for last year’s run, organizer and SMARM board member Danny King said. Derek Hodges/The Mountain Press “We feel like, as the years go by, the popularity of this event will A young participant continue to grow,” King said. “The hits stride in SMARM’s 2nd annual 5K in May See RUNNERS, Page A4 Rescue Run Saturday.

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Customer service name of the game for Hampton Inn’s Christie Jordan

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Christie Jordan helps oversee operations at the Hampton Inn in Gatlinburg.

GATLINBURG — There’s probably no business as competitive in Sevier County as hospitality. With hotels and motels lining the Parkway, cabins along the mountains and time-shares throughout, making visitors feel comfortable is how many local folks earn their living. For Christie Jordan, a manager with Hospitality Management Solutions, the focus is to keep people coming back to the Hampton Inn in Gatlinburg, as well

as to have new people coming in. Customer service is the emphasis for everyone working there. “We teach our staff that from the get-go,” Jordan said. “Little things go a long way. Smiling when they check in, really taking time to listen to them. ... The customers have to feel like you want them here.” They try to check in several times in the visit to make sure lodgers are happy with their stay, she said. It’s a big operation to manage, even as part of a chain. Keeping it running See NEIGHBOR, Page A5


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Ice cream parlor opens in Pigeon Forge

Deadlines nearing for annual acreage reports Submitted report SEVIERVILLE — Terry Chaney, USDA Farm Service Agency Sevier County Committee chairman, reminds producers to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office. “Producers must file their reports accurately and timely for all crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage, to ensure they receive the maximum FSA program benefits possible,” said Chaney. Accurate acreage reports are necessary to determine and maintain eligibility for various programs. The final reporting date for fall seeded crops is May 15; spring seeded crops is July 15. Prevented acreage must be reported within 15 calendar days after the final planting date. Late-filed provisions may be available.

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A new Baskin-Robbins has opened on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, adjacent to Cove Mountain Real Estate. Stokely Hospitality Enterprises, owner of the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Applewood Farmhouse Grill, owns and operates the new ice cream store. A ribbon-cutting was held last week to officially open the new business.

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able service to businesses nationwide. I will continue to fight for legislation that helps grow our nation’s economy, keeping America’s businesses the most competitive in the world.” The award is given annually to members of Congress based on rankings it gives for key business votes outlined in its

yearly publication, “How They Voted.” This is the 22nd year that the U.S. Chamber has honored the accomplishments of members of Congress. The U.S. Chamber represents more than three million businesses. To view a complete list of the Spirit of Enterprise recipients visit www.uschamber. com/soe.

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I am running for County Commissioner in the 6th district, seat B. My wife is Charlesetta Gray and my children are; daughter Nichole and husband Alan Loy; son, Dennis Gray Jr. I have 3 grandchildren; Dawson and Dylan Loy, and Jaden Gray. I have been a State Electrical Inspector for 28 years. I went to U.T. for 4 years majoring in Business Management. I have a love for this community and county. Our family and heritage goes back 6 generations, if not more. Our family was here from the beginning. I’ll always want what is best for these mountains and valleys that we call home. I want our families to be able to flourish and grow and be everything they can be. I want our children to have the best educations possible, to have food to eat, warm homes, and places of work for the parents so they can have the pride they so deserve. I am a Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Teacher, and Sunday School Director at New Era Baptist Church where we attend. I will never compromise or vote to change the opening of public meetings with prayer. I have lived in the Seymour community for 39 years and have seen the growth here. My children attended the schools in Seymour. I also know the needs in our community and it seems that we are the last to receive the funds needed to deal with them. We each need to go to the polls and vote so our voices will be counted and heard. This is how we get our funds. If I am elected, I will attend the meetings; voice the concerns of the 6th district and work to get everything I can for it. I appreciate each of your votes and will try to be the commissioner you would be proud to have voted for. Thank you.

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From left: Chad Reagan, left, Chamber president-elect; Marion Paul, owner of Fannie Farkle’s; and Tim Manners of Mountain National Bank celebrate Fannie Farkle’s 30th year during the Chamber Business After Hours.

Fannie Farkle’s hosts ’Burg Chamber Business After Hours Submitted report GATLINBURG — The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Hours hosted by Fannie Farkle’s, located on the Parkway downtown. Owner Marion Paul welcomed the 140 guests for arcade games. Many took part in contests while dining on food catered by the Convention Center. “When I arrived in Gatlinburg in January of 1981, I had no idea that I would still be doing business 30 years later in the same

location,” Paul said. “It truly has been my personal labor of love and that is why we pay so much attention to every detail.” Laurie Ross is supervisor of operations.  Randall Starkey is the technician, John Ogle and Phil Kinch prepare the food. Chris Ogle is general maintenance person. Mike Kinch is redemption counter contact and Stephanie Ogle is responsible for the merchandise and all the displays.    Paul was congratulated on the attraction entering its 30th year of operation. “What an exciting celebra-

tion of an attraction which has become a staple of our community. We are thrilled to join Marion and her staff in this celebration of outstanding achievement,” said Vicki Simms, executive director of the Gatlinburg Chamber. Those who attended received souvenir bags along with a very special card entitling the bearer to free food during the year. For more information on Chamber events, including hosting a Business During or After Hours function or to become a member, call 436-4178.

Budget Blinds opens in Sevier County Submitted report Budget Blinds, a window covering company, is now available to homeowners in Sevier County. “With lifestyles becoming more hectic, consumers require the most convenient services possible for home improvements,” said Michael Pope, owner of the business serving East Tennessee. “Our window-covering specialists come directly to customers’ homes to display products, professionally measure and install the products. The consumer never needs to leave home to

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By PATRICK PIDKOWICZ In the investment world, there aren’t many certainties, but here’s one of them: Prices will always go up and down. As an individual investor, you can’t do anything about this volatility. But the way you respond to it could make a big difference in your long-term investment success. Many investors think they can “beat” volatility by trying to time the market — in other words, by buying when prices are low and selling when prices are high. In theory, this is an excellent strategy, but in reality, it’s pretty much impossible to follow — because no one can really predict, with any accuracy, market highs and lows. So instead of attempting to time the market, you’re much better off by following a time-tested strategy known as systematic investing. To systematically invest, you simply put the same amount of money into the same investments at regular intervals. To illustrate, you could put $100, $500, $1,000 or more into Investment X on the first of every month. To make it even easier on yourself, you could automatically transfer those dollars from your bank account directly into the investment you’ve chosen. In all likelihood, your contribution will buy a different amount of shares of Investment X each month. For example, if Investment

X sells for $100 per share in January, a $500 investment will buy five shares. In February, if the price has fallen to $50 per share, your $500 will buy 10 shares. In other words, when you systematically invest, you’ll automatically buy more shares when the price is low and fewer shares when the price is higher — and that’s a great way to cope with market volatility. But systematic investing also offers some other advantages, including the following: n Efficient share building — The more shares you own of an investment, the bigger your cumulative gains whenever the price of that investment rises. Consequently, increasing your shares should be a prime objective — and systematic investing is one way of building your share ownership. n Investment discipline — Most people realize the value of investing for their retirement and other longterm goals, but they often put it off each month and find other things to do with

the money— and by then, there’s often nothing left to invest. But by setting up a bank authorization to invest systematically each month, you’ll “pay yourself first.” n Lower cost of investing — Through systematic investing, your cost per share likely will be lower than if you made sporadic lump sum investments. And by lowering the cost of investing, you will, in effect have the potential to boost your returns. While systematic investing is typically a good way to fight the effects of volatility, it can’t guarantee a profit or prevent a loss in declining markets. And keep in mind that you need to have the financial wherewithal to keep investing through up and down markets. But if you have that ability, consider putting systematic investing to work for you. It may not be glitzy or glamorous, but it may work for you. — This column was provided by J. Patrick Pidkowicz, investment representative for Edward Jones in Sevierville.

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In Memoriam

Maxine Manning

Maxine Manning, age 73 of Sevierville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born April 27, 1937 and went to her Heavenly home Saturday, May 1, 2010. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Erica Manning; parents, Oscar and Jettie Bohanan; brother, Ralph Bohanan; and sister, Thelma Bohanan. Survivors: Husband of 53 years: Herbert Manning; Sons and Daughters-in-law: Michael and Wilma Manning, David and Sheila Manning; Daughter and Son-in-law: Susan and Tim Dixon; Grandchildren: Dustin Manning, Heather Homan and husband Jason, and William Manning, Benjamin Dixon and Eleanor Dixon; Brother: Theron Bohanan; Sisters: Sharon Justus and husband Sam, Darlene Parsons. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sevier County Erica Manning 4H Camp Memorial Scholarship Fund, 752 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862. The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation for all the loving care that Caris Healthcare provided to the family. Family and friends will meet 11 AM Tuesday at Jones Chapel Cemetery for graveside service and interment with Rev. Tim Dixon officiating. The family will receive friends 6-9 PM Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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Dorothy D. Walker

Dorothy D. Walker age 63 of Sevierville, TN. passed away on May 1, 2010 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Dorothy or “Dottie” as most everyone called her loved the Lord, her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Walker; her parents, George and Mary Maples Parton; sister, Birgie Parton; brothers, Junior Bruce Parton; Carl Parton. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Ann Jaimes and husband, Macario; Brenda Lee Sappington and husband, Tommy; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Mary Sue Parton; grandchildren, Marie, Macario, Mellissa, Melina Jaimes; Jennifer Sparks and Cindy Sappington; 5 great grandchildren, Benjamin, Madelyn, Austin, Josie and Kassie. Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Rawlings Funeral Home in Sevierville with Brother W.H. Burcham officiating. The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 prior to the service www.rawlingsfuneralhome.com

over from Knoxville to be part of the race. “I really came over to support the cause because they do great work,” he said. “I pretty much travel around the region competing in races and they have a good one here. They were offering some really good prizes, so that made it more attractive, but supporting the cause is really what brought me here.” Among the prizes Holcombe and other divisional winners claimed are passes to Dollywood, Splash Country and Tennessee Shindig. Additionally, for claiming the top of the podium, Holcombe walked away with a plaque and bragging rights until next year. For participants such as Sylvia Foster, though, the gold medal was less the goal than the finish line and beating a self-imposed time mark. Foster ran her first 5K event Saturday, saying she saw the race as a challenge in her budding running hobby. “It was excellent. I loved it,” Foster said breathlessly shortly after crossing the finish line. “It’s challenge of it that makes it great. It just makes me feel like super Energizer bunny when I finish.”

Ada Miriam Ogle, 92 of Seymour, died Friday, April 30, 2010 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was born August 8, 1917. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and a friend to all that knew her. She was well known for her coconut cakes. Her strong faith and love for God made her a special person. She will be deeply missed by all. Survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Nancy & Jimmy Norton; son and daughter-in-law, Earl & Faye Ogle; daughters-in-law:, Laverne Ogle & Bertha Ogle; grandchildren, Roger Ogle & wife Edith, Earl Wayne Ogle & Carolyn, Curtis Ogle & wife Teresa, Nancy Cline, Tammy Valentine, Jama Owens & husband Bobby, Donna Thompson & husband Charlie, Doug Ogle, Kathy Dyer & husband Tim, Karen Harm & husband Gerald, Raymond Ogle & Kireston, and Ranee` Webb; 25 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; host of nieces and nephews and friends; and special friends. Funeral service was 7 p.m. Sunday at Atchley’s Seymour Chapel with Rev. Robert Burns and Rev. Lee Fuller officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday in Ellejoy Cemetery. The family received friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865, (865) 577-2807. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

Giacomo (Jock) Lijoi Giacomo (Jock) Lijoi, aka Chef Jock, 50 of Knoxville, (formerly Sevier County), died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at his home in Knoxville. He was in a tragic car accident in 2001 that left him a quadriplegic. At the time of his death, he was in good health and spirits; he died peacefully. He was a well known and respected chef who owned Chef Jock’s Tastebuds Café in Pigeon Forge, Chef Jock’s Roasted Pepper Café & Bakery in Sevierville, and Chef Jock’s Bistro in Knoxville. He received many awards such as Best Chef by the Knoxville News Sentinel. He was also featured in Southern Living magazine and on the Food Network channel. Survivors: daughters Shana Lijoi and fiancé Mark Branner, and Lea Lijoi and fiancé Matt Godfrey;two grandchildren and one on the way; parents Andrea and Raphael Lijoi; sister Marianna Lijoi; brother Saverio Lijoi. The family will hold a Memorial Service and Mass at 3 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Knoxville held by the Rev. Gerard P. Tully. Reception following service 5 p.m. West Hills Village Apartment Clubhouse, 3100 Lake Brook Blvd,, Knoxville.

word is getting out that we’re having a great event over here and people want to come be part of that. I think there has been enough interest and there has been a commitment from our board and volunteers so that I believe this will continue for many years.” The event, slated for the first weekend in May annually, evolved from another now-defunct one called Hike for the Homeless, which sent participants out in group treks in the national park’s Greenbrier section. “It got to the point where we outgrew that,” King said. “I just thought, ‘What better way to raise some money and awareness than to send people pounding the pavement through Pigeon Forge and Sevierville?’” The event’s growing popularity will mean good things for SMARM and the thousands of local residents who depend on its assistance each year just to survive. The ministry provides assistance with every necessity from food to shelter, which is a good enough reason for Bobby Holcombe, who finished first Saturday just about 17 minutes after the starting gun fired, to drive

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is the name for the attraction, but a separate license is needed for the part of the store known as Ole Smoky Bottle Shop, where the alcohol will be sold and some samples made available. All sales will be for off-premises use, he said. Baker said he purchased the still from a Kentucky manufacturer. It’s created with new equipment and materials, but made to look historic. Baker said he expects to employ 10

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smoothly requires housekeeping, maintenance of elevators and other equipment, staff for the desk and other personnel. It’s hard to focus on one duty — in fact, she said, the key is finding a way to balance most days so that

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Group drape tablecloths over the stands that would soon be filled with homemade strawberry shortcakes. “A lot of people have cancer and they don’t have a cure, so I want to be part of helping.” Quinones said he’s been lucky to not have been closely affected by cancer, going so far as to say he has never known anyone with the disease. He was quickly corrected by support group leader Alice Grady, who was pulling on the other end of the tablecloth Quinones had his hand on. “I’m a cancer survivor for 25 years now,” Grady told him. Grady marks that twoand-a-half decades milestone with Relay For Life itself, which this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In that time, thanks to the help of events such as the one Saturday and the larger one coming up May 21-22 at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, the initiative has raised millions of dollars

Seckman Reid Inc. for the new wastewater treatment plant digester project n First reading of an ordinance to regulate farmers markets n Approval of a bid for the purchase of mobile radios and repeaters for the mass transit department n Approval of a grant application to the state for the mass transit department n As the Beer Board, approval of an on-premises beer permit for Hellbender’s

she’s making sure everyone is staying on task and they have what they need to do their jobs. The hotel also serves breakfast, including waffles, so that can be one of the busiest parts of the day for them. “It can get a little crazy then,” she said. Being in Gatlinburg means they stay pretty

busy throughout the year, she said. “For us, the slower times are January to March during the week. Most weekends, we’re still pretty busy because of groups at the (Gatlinburg) Convention Center.” Jordan said she didn’t immediately know she wanted to focus on hospitality as a career. After working some other jobs,

she took a job as night auditor at a hotel near her home of Anderson, S.C. She came to Sevier County in 2006, and has been at her current job since 2008. When she’s not working, she likes spending time with her sons, Zachary and Joseph.

that have gone to funding cancer research and treatment. “It’s a great program,” Grady said. “It’s good to bring the kids into it like this, too. These Mini Relay For Life events are done by schools all across the country and we’re so glad to have this one here. This is meant to give the kids an idea of what Relay is and get them involved now.” Having dedicated all week to learning, most kids weren’t looking for more education Saturday. That’s why the organizers of the event were sure to bring in plenty of things that students from schools across the area, which were wallpapered with fliers about the event, would enjoy. At the booth set up by Cubs for a Cure, Sevierville Middle School’s own Relay For Life team, participants were given the chance to try their skill at several games

in the effort to win small prizes. Meanwhile, just down the track Grady and her cohorts offered their strawberry cake right next to the Old Mill’s booth, where birthday fudge and chocolate shaped and dyed to look like pink and purple ribbons, two of the symbols of the American Cancer Society, were on sale. A stage was set up in one corner of the grassy expanse that hosted the event, with activities and entertainment throughout the day. The festivities started off with a recognition of the cancer survivors in the crowd, which Grady pointed out to Quinones included at least one person in nearly every booth. That was followed by clogging, a talent show and, in the afternoon, a luminaria ceremony to pay tribute to those who have lost their fight with the disease. Simmons said she thinks the event was a huge success.

“I’m very pleased with how things have come together,” she said. “We’ve been truly blessed by God. It’s a great day.” For those who might not understand the purpose of holding the smaller event less than a month before the twoday gathering, Simmons points out plenty of her students have been touched by cancer and need to know there is a way to fight back against the disease. “I have one student who has a family member who has cancer and another had a sister who died from it,” she said. “You know, cancer is the second leading cause of death in adults but it’s the first leading cause in children. This touches our kids.”

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Titanic to host United Way event

An evening aboard the Titanic as a fundraiser for United Way of Sevier County is scheduled for May 20 beginning at 6 p.m. Guests will experience a progressive wine and cheese tasting tour. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased from a United Way representative, online at www.uwosc. org, by calling 4534261. They also can be bought at the event, if available. All proceeds will benefit United Way of Sevier County and its community partners. n

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Homeschoolers to present play

At 7 p.m. today and Tuesday, the group Home Fire, a homeschool drama team, will present “The Story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz,” written and directed by Sabrina Gray. The free performances will be held at Victory Baptist Church, located across from the Walter State campus. For more information e-mail to Selahmercy@ wmconnect.com or contact Sabrina Gray at 258-9424. n

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Photo society to meet today

A presentation on the art of dye sublimation printing will be the topic at today’s meeting of the LeConte Photographic Society. The meeting at First Presbyterian Church of Sevierville begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information go to LeContePhotographic. com. Dye sublimation printing is the physical process where a solid turns directly into a gas without becoming a liquid.

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Dog attack proves costly

The family of an 8-yearold girl who was attacked by a pit bull on her birthday is now wondering how to pay for a large Memphis hospital bill. Eileen King has nothing but praise for the treatment her daughter Hailey received at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center after the April 8 mauling in north Shelby County. King told The Commercial Appeal her children are covered by her ex-husband’s health insurance, but she’s concerned she still might have to pay some of the $47,870 hospital bill. The woman who owned the dog that attacked Hailey has no homeowner’s insurance that could cover the costs. n

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Joseph Walters, who co-founded a television station in south-central Kentucky, has died. He was 95. Stoner Family Funeral Home in Bowling Green says he died Friday at Britthaven Nursing and Rehab.

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a computer and Tidwell plays every one back on a Windows Media Player, summarizes each in writing and forwards them to others in the department. TDOT officials say callers can expect a response in five to seven days if they leave their names and phone numbers. Diligently, day-after-day, she hears calls like this: “You are useless state workers; (profanity) worthless!” “Your road conditions is pretty worthless ... You are being typical state workers and I about ran over like

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100 people.” For the record, Tidwell has listened to as many as 4,700 calls since January 2006. Is she thick skinned?“You have to be or it drives you up the wall.” Tennessee has more than 1,100 miles of interstate highway. Interstates 75, 65 and 24 are main routes between much of the Midwest and points south of the state; I-40 is an eastwest route connecting the two coasts. And how about the imposing steep grade around Monteagle on I-24?

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“We’re going to do everything in our power to protect our natural resources, compensate those who have been harmed, rebuild what has been damaged and help this region persevere like it has done so many times before.” — President Barack Obama, after flying to southern Louisiana to inspect the damage done by the oil well catastrophe

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peacably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” —United States Constitution, Amendment One

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Intent of amendment understood

There has been a great deal in the media lately about separation of church and state. Locally we have a threat of a lawsuit against the county for opening commission meetings with prayer and having the Ten Commandments on the wall. In almost every case, the only ones who win on both sides are the attorneys. I am in no way religious. I do have a very strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ. However, there are some hills we do not need to die on because we have bigger mountains to climb. Before you jump to any conclusions and decide what you think I think, please feel free to ask me. There are times that I write something just to make you think. Instead of sending an angry e-mail, ask some questions. Communication is my life and I welcome the opportunity to discuss any issue with anyone. It stretches my thinking and that is very healthy. Most of the 55 founding fathers who worked on the Constitution were members of orthodox Christian churches, and many were even evangelical Christians. The first official act in the First Continental Congress was to open in Christian prayer, which ended in these words: “...the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Savior. Amen.” Sounds Christian to me. Ben Franklin, at the Constitutional Convention, said: “...God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?” John Adams stated so eloquently during this period of time that, “The general principles on which the fathers achieved Independence were ... the general principles of Christianity ... I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that the general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.” The intent of the First Amendment was well understood during the founding of our country. The First Amendment was not to keep religion out of government. It was to keep government from establishing a ‘national denomination (like the Church of England). As early as 1799 a court declared, “By our form of government the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed on the same equal footing.” The First Amendment to the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The First Amendment prohibits government from establishing a religion and protects each person’s right to practice (or not practice) any faith without government interference. The First Amendment says that people have the right to speak freely without government interference. As recently as April 27, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court was looking at the interpretation of the First Amendment. The good news is that we have freedom in this country that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. That means that we may discuss and even question anything that we so choose. There has been a lot of debate and discussion about a local show at the Miracle Theater, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Some have said that it makes a mockery of the Bible. I have seen the show four times with different people each time, and I have spoken with at least 100 people who have seen it. The majority of folks, myself included, do not feel it is sacrilegious, a mockery or anything of the sort. It is a very well done adaptation of the Broadway musical. While it is based on a story in the Old Testament, it is not meant to be a passion play or anything of the sort. As a matter of fact, the opening announcement states that it is a fictional representation. Tomorrow is election day and there are some important decisions to be made in our county. In the 4th District, there are three new candidates running for one seat. The question is, will you vote or will you let others make the choices and then complain about what is going on? — Dave Gorden of Sevierville is a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame, past president of the National Speakers Association and one of the Authors of “Chicken Soup For the Adopted Soul.” E-mail Dave@davegorden.com.

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Questioning the candidates Confused about who to vote for? Read candidates’ answers to our questions Each election cycle, The Mountain Press prepares a questionnaire for candidates in contested races. We come up with questions we think are relevant and that may show differences among the candidates. The questionnaires are mailed to each candidate, using the addresses they provide to the Election Commission. If you are undecided who to vote for on Tuesday in local races, take a look at the answers the candidates gave to our questions. We have posted them on our Web site. Among Republicans, incumbent Larry Waters is challenged by Howey Reagan in the race for county mayor. There are contested races for most of

the seats on the County Commission. There are contested races for constable and for two seats on the school board (a nonpartisan election). If you want to vote in the Democratic Primary, you certainly can, but there are no contested races among the Democrats. One new wrinkle to this year’s election concerns the County Commission. In years past everyone was listed by district, and the top vote getters were elected, based on the number of seats in that district. If five people were running in a district with two seats, the top two vote getters among the five were elected. The County Commission changed that for this election. Now, candi-

dates run for specific seats within a district. For example, District 3 has two seats on the County Commission. Candidates chose to run for Seat A or Seat B. That’s the way your ballot will look this year. If you voted early, you know this. If you are waiting to vote on Tuesday, then be aware of this change. The positions of county mayor, constable, school board member and county commissioner are important and carry a great deal of influence and power. Learn about the candidates seeking your vote. Read their answers to the questions. Be an informed voter when you go to the polls on Tuesday. Above all, go vote.

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Public forum Editor, newspaper not helping by publishing hateful letters

Editor: In his March column headlined “Understanding, acceptance are missing,” Mountain Press editor Stan Voit expresses absolute shock that anyone would have the nerve to complain about the County Commission’s prayer practices: “For some reason that defies logic, somebody complained to Americans United for Separation of Church and State about the County Commission opening its meetings with the Lord’s Prayer.” He goes on to note how truly exceptional this complaint is and seems to dismiss the aggrieved citizens concerns off-hand as totally unreasonable: “If one person in more than 30 years doesn’t like the Lord Prayer’s being said at government meetings, that person can’t just not recite the prayer — he wants it banned so nobody else can say it either.” Mr. Voit’s surprise and consternation at someone exercising their First Amendment rights is somewhat upsetting in light of the

role his newspaper has played in fanning the flames of divisive public discourse. Since news of the complaint became public, The Mountain Press has published a number of letters in which those who oppose the prayer policy are compared to “wolves” who “to seek and destroy us,” labeled as the “devil’s disciples” and told in no uncertain terms that if they don’t like the prayer the should just leave the county (on the assumption they have no loved ones, friends, homes or jobs keeping them here). One notably vitriolic letter published on April 8 (that never appeared online) made no coherent argument in favor of the prayer policy aside from the assertion that it’s bigmouthed opponents had an “anti-Christ” agenda of “hatred and satanism.” In his column, Mr. Voit bemoans the rhetorical demonizing that takes place in Washington, D.C. these days, yet he appears to have no qualms with the literal demonizing of members his own community who choose exercise their right to free speech. It is before this backdrop of hateful rhetoric facilitated by his newspaper that Mr. Voit wonders aloud

why so few people have chosen to speak out against the county in 30 years. If Mr. Voit truly understands the role religion plays in the Deep South, as he claims, he will no doubt understand how dangerous some of the letters he is publishing sound and what a profound chilling effect they have on those who would otherwise speak up. I still sincerely believe a productive dialogue on this issue can take place in our community. Opposing view points should be offered up, debated respectfully and a path forward chosen. This is democracy, and as Mr. Voit points out, it is not easy. Necessarily, democracy can only flourish in an environment in which reason, civility and integrity cannot be crowded out by fear, intimidation and slander. By providing an open forum to those (on both sides of this issue) who would resort to the rhetoric of unwarranted stereotyping, personal attack and intimidation, Mr. Voit and his newspaper have not done a very good job of fostering such an environment. Benjamin Zank Gatlinburg

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The Bucks stop in Atlanta; Hawks move on

Kobe’s 31 carry LA by Jazz in opener LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just in case the Utah Jazz forgot how Kobe Bryant finishes games, he provided another painful playoff reminder. Bryant scored 11 of his 31 points in the final four minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers blew a fourth-quarter lead before rallying for a 104-99 victory over the Jazz in their second-round series opener Sunday. Pau Gasol had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the topseeded Lakers, who played a dismal final period before Bryant seized control. Last season’s NBA finals MVP coolly scored seven consecutive points to erase Utah’s four-point lead, followed by a dynamic slice through the lane for a layup with 22.6 seconds left. The clubs are meeting in the postseason for the third consecutive year after the Lakers ended Utah’s last two seasons, including a first-round victory in 2009. In each of the teams’ previous five playoff meetings, the winner went on to the NBA finals. Deron Williams scored 24 points for fifth-seeded Utah, which managed just one more field goal after taking a 93-89 lead with 4:10 to play. Utah has lost 15 straight to the Lakers at Staples Center, including seven playoff games. Los Angeles will host Game 2 of the best-of-seven series on Tuesday night. Carlos Boozer had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Utah. Paul Millsap and C.J. Miles contributed 16 points apiece, including several difficult baskets in the fourth quarter while the Jazz surged ahead with a 12-1 run. It wasn’t enough to stop Bryant, who took over right when Utah’s excited bench seemed certain it was headed to an upset win. Both teams finished their first-round series roughly 36 hours earlier, with the Lakers winning at Oklahoma City on Gasol’s last-second tip-in shortly before Utah held off Denver. Lakers center Andrew Bynum started and played 24 minutes after discovering a small tear in the meniscus of his right knee Saturday. The 7-footer wore a large brace on his knee, but didn’t appear limited while collecting eight points and 10 rebounds. Utah also has pronounced injury problems. With Andrei Kirilenko still sidelined with a strained left calf and center Mehmet Okur out for the postseason, the Jazz struggled to guard the Lakers inside when Los Angeles forced the ball down low. But the Lakers sometimes seemed disinterested, a mood matched by the home crowd. After the Lakers’ consecutive losses to Oklahoma City inspired a crackling atmosphere for their blowout victory in Game 5 last week, Staples Center was back to its usual relaxed state. Los Angeles gave out thousands of white T-shirts in an apparent attempt at a whiteout crowd to go with the Lakers’ Sunday white uniforms, but the majority of fans didn’t bother to put on the shirts. Lakers fans get excited about titles, not T-shirts — and despite an inconsistent regular season, their team appears capable of contending for its 16th crown.

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Atlanta Hawks’ Jamal Crawford gestures to the crowd as time runs out in their 95-74 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in game seven of their NBA basketball playoff series Sunday in Atlanta. Crawford led all scorers with 22 points.

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks weren’t going to let another game slip away on their home court. After keeping their season alive with a gutty win in Milwaukee, the Hawks made sure the Bucks were in no position to duplicate their improbable Game 5 upset. Jamal Crawford scored 22 points, Al Horford put up a double-double and Atlanta pulled away for a 95-74 win Sunday that gave the Hawks a 4-3 triumph in the tougher-than-expected series. It was the only series to go the distance in the opening round. The third-seeded Hawks advanced to face No. 2 Orlando in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Magic, who have been resting since wrapping up a sweep of Charlotte last Monday, will host the first two games of the series beginning Tuesday night. Crawford, appearing in the playoffs for the first time in his 10-year career, looked like a rookie through the first five games of the series. He was at his lowest after a 4-for-18 shooting performance in Game 5, when the Hawks squandered a nine-point lead in the final four minutes to put the Bucks in control of the series. But Crawford scored 24 points in Game 6, and the Hawks clamped down defensively for an 83-69 win that sent the series back to Atlanta for Game 7. This one was no contest. The Hawks led by as many 24 late in the game and got a chance to pull their starters so they could receive a proper ovation from the sellout crowd of 19,241. “We going to Disney World,” the public address announcer screamed as the final seconds ticked off. Crawford hit 8 of 16 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers. Horford worked hard at both ends of the court, finishing with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Mike Bibby scored 15 points and hit several big shots, including an off-balance, one-handed fling from 20 feet that just beat the shot clock. Josh Smith also had 15 for Atlanta, which won even though star Joe Johnson was held to 8 points on 4-for-14 shooting.

King James rules NBA with second MVP AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James won his second straight NBA MVP award Sunday, dominating the voting just as he dominated on court all season. The Cleveland Cavaliers star received 116 of a possible 123 first-place votes to win in a landslide over Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant. Durant was picked first on four ballots and Orlando center Dwight Howard, who finished fourth, received the other three first-place votes. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe

Bryant had no first-place votes and finished third. Voting was done by a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters, and this year one ballot was cast by fans in an online vote. Players were awarded 10 points for first, seven points for second, five for third, three for fourth and one for fifth. James finished with 1,205 points, nearly doubling Durant (609). His margin of victory is the second largest in history, topped by only teammate Shaquille

O’Neal, who by 799 points in 2000. James is the 10th player to win the award in consecutive seasons, joining Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem AbdulJabbar, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan and Steve Nash. Russell, Chamberlain and Bird won it three times in a row. “I never imagined I would be on a list with names like that,” James said. “Those are players I

always looked up to when I was a kid.” For the second straight year, James accepted the Maurice Podoloff Trophy in his hometown of Akron. Last May, he returned to St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and received the award in the quaint gymnasium in front of family, friends and the student body. He chose a larger but still familiar stage this year, opting for Rhodes Arena on the campus of the University of Akron.

Red-hot Heyward leads Braves’ sweep ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Heyward knows the Atlanta Braves can’t dwell on their three-game sweep of slumping Houston. Heyward said the Braves, like the Astros, “are still in last place and still have some work to do.” Heyward and Melky Cabrera each drove in three runs and the Braves beat Houston 7-1 on Sunday, handing the Astros their sixth straight loss. “Let’s keep it going,” Heyward said. Heyward, the rookie sensation who had homers in three straight games before Sunday, had two hits. He ranks among the NL leaders with seven

homers and 23 RBIs and has demonstrated a flair for key hits in his first month in the major leagues. “I think what makes it most impressive is when he gets his hits and RBIs,” Braves starter Derek Lowe said. “You know it’s not by accident he’s having the success he’s having.” The Braves outscored the Astros 21-4 in their first three-game sweep of Houston since 2003. The modest winning streak followed nine straight losses, Atlanta’s longest skid in almost four years. The losing streak was capped by an 0-7 road trip. “We needed to get on track, we needed to get

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Atlanta’s Jason Heyward, right, slides home safe against Houston Astros catcher J.R. Towles, left, on a two-run double off the bat of Braves Melky Cabrera, not pictured, during the fifth inning Sunday at Turner Field in Atlanta.

back to winning games,” wasn’t us. We need to us. Big, big series.” said Braves catcher Brian make sure it was just a The Braves begin a McCann, who scored bump in the road. nine-game road trip at two runs. “That road trip “This was a big series for Washington on Tuesday.

Smokies’ ninth-inning rally falls short against Lookouts CHATTANOOGA — The Tennessee Smokies left the bases loaded in the ninth inning and fell to the Chattanooga Lookouts 4-3 here Sunday afternoon. Tennessee trailed by two heading into the final inning. With one out, pinch-hitter Steve Clevenger hit a double to left and advanced to third on a ground out. After Nate Samson and Tony

Campana drew two-out walks, Starlin Castro beat out an infield hit to score Clevenger, but Ty Wright grounded out to end the game. Even with the loss, the Smokies, 17-7, maintained a 3 1/2-game lead over Huntsville in the Southern League’s Northern Division. Tennessee completes its road trip tonight at Chattanooga,

takes Tuesday off, then returns to Sevierville on Wednesday to begin a 10-game home stand that includes five games each against the Mobile Bay Bears and Carolina Mudcats. Hung-Wen Chen suffered his first loss of the season, falling to 3-1 with a 2.40 earned run average, going 5 1/3 innings, allowing six hits, three runs (two

earned) and three walks, striking out two. The Smokies had nine hits. Castro (.354 batting average), led the way with a double and single, Campana (.376) had two singles, recently activated Matthew Spencer of Morristown had two singles and Clevenger, with his pinch double, increased his batting average to .343.


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20-year-old sensation wins Quail Hollow title by four over Mickelson

Saturday night shoot-out

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Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the Crown Royal NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at the Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night.

Kyle Busch ends frustrating streak Runner-up Gordon finishes second for the eighth time since his last victory By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer RICHMOND, Va. — Kyle Busch snapped a 21-race losing streak — an eternity by his standards — with a late-race pass at Richmond International Raceway that denied Jeff Gordon yet another victory. Although Busch embarrassed the field early Saturday night — at one point, there were only eight cars on the lead lap — the racing evened out and Busch’s car faded just a bit. That put Gordon in position for the win, a spot he’s been in at least three other times this season. Once again, though, he was denied. Three late cautions gave the challengers a chance to chase Gordon

down, and Busch capitalized with a pass on the final restart to stretch the four-time NASCAR champion’s winless streak to 38 races. “I don’t even remember what just happened,� Busch said. “I drove it down into Turn 1 and hoped it stuck. I knew I had to baby it into Turn 3 and finally got to clear Jeff. We set sail there from there.� Indeed he did, as Gordon had to hold off Kevin Harvick to keep second place. Since Gordon’s last victory, at Texas last year, he has finished second eight frustrating times. “I’ve been doing this long enough to know that they don’t give out trophies for leading any lap other than the last one,� Gordon said.

The race was unbelievably fast at the start. Busch lapped car after car through the first 150 laps until only seven others were still running with him. A pair of cautions for debris allowed everybody to catch up under NASCAR’s “wave around� rule, and Busch finally had some competition. He still led 221 of the first 229 laps before his Toyota began to fade. Gordon eventually took command of the race, leading 144 late laps, but he knew he’d have to withstand a slew of late cautions to close out the win. After just three cautions through the first 364 laps, there were three in the final 36 laps. “Of course, it’s never easy,� Gordon grumbled over his radio.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — All the buzz about Rory McIlroy came to life Sunday at the Quail Hollow Championship with one dazzling shot after another in a record round that made him the PGA Tour’s youngest winner since Tiger Woods. Explosive as ever, the 20-year-old from Northern Ireland was 5 under over the final five holes to set the course record at 10-under 62 and win by four shots over Masters champion Phil Mickelson. McIlroy finished in style, rolling in a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and thrusting his fist into the air. “I suppose I got into the zone,� said McIlroy, who celebrates his 21st birthday on Tuesday. “I hadn’t realized I was going in 9, 10 under. I just know I got my nose in front and I was just trying to stay there.� It was an awesome display of skill that left two-time major champion Angel Cabrera in his wake and thrilled thousands of fans on a steamy day at Quail Hollow. With a one-shot lead, McIlroy hit a 5-iron from 207 yards up the hill to 3 feet for eagle on the 15th. From a fairway bunker on the 16th, he hit 7-iron to 5 feet for another birdie. Then came the finish, when the kid’s face was bursting with joy. Woods, who missed the cut this week, was 20 years and 10 months when he won his first PGA Tour event in Las Vegas in 1996. Mickelson was in the hunt until he had to play a right-handed shot from the woods on the 10th hole and made bogey. When he got around to making a late charge, McIlroy already was too far ahead. Mickelson closed with a 68 to finish alone in second. Mickelson figured 68 would be enough to win. The roars he heard ahead of him told him otherwise. “I’ve got to congratulate Rory,� Mickelson said. “He played some incredible golf. He’s an amazing talent. You knew he was going to come out and win out here. He is some kind of player.� Cabrera was tied for the lead with eight holes to play until his putter failed him. The former Masters and U.S. Open champion missed five putts inside 10 feet on the back nine and shot 68.

Super Saver jockey predicts Triple Crown By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Calvin Borel boldly predicted he’s going to win the Triple Crown after Super Saver sloshed to a 2 1/2-length victory in the Kentucky Derby. Ever-cautious trainer Todd Pletcher sure likes the rail-hugging rider’s confidence. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a jockey come to the paddock more focused,� he said Sunday. “I would equate it to someone coming out for a heavyweight fight. He was so in the zone and pumped up. Didn’t have much to say, but you could just see the intensity on his face. He was revved up.� So was Pletcher, at least in his own quiet way, after watching alone on television as Borel stole away in his customary spot along the rail and went on to win for the third time in four years Saturday. “A lot of guys you look at and they’re closest to the fence, but they’re not on the rail,� Pletcher said. “When he gets there, he’s scraping paint.� The win ended his 0 for 24 skid in the Derby.

“This is wonderful, but you kind of start thinking about moving forward and what the next plans are and how you’re going to get there,� the trainer said after ducking out of a drenching rain with his perfectly coifed head of gray hair intact. Heavy rain pelted the track for a second straight day, forcing Super Saver to stay inside his barn, where he walked in circles after coming out of the 1 1/4mile race in good shape. Pletcher plans to keep Super Saver at Churchill Downs for training before shipping him to Pimlico four days ahead of the May 15 Preakness. “The colt is peaking right now at the right time,� Borel said after the race. “This colt might just get better.� Last year, Borel won the Preakness aboard filly Rachel Alexandra, beating Mine That Bird, whom he rode to victory in the Derby. Borel returned to Mine That Bird for the Belmont, where they finished third as the 6-5 favorite. “We’re going to win the Triple Crown this year,� he said. There was no raucous post-Derby celebration for

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“It’s not only for me, but just everybody in the barn. So many people help you get here,� he said. “It’s rewarding to see how happy they are and your family.�

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Bredesen calls out Guard to help with storm damage Seven killed in Tenneessee; 3 dead in northern Mississippi MEMPHIS (AP) — Seven people were killed in Tennessee and three in northern Mississippi by a line of storms that brought heavy flooding and tornados to the region over the weekend. More rain and storms loomed Sunday as emergency officials in Tennessee sought help from the state’s Army National Guard, and urged people to stay off roads and interstate highways turned into raging rivers. At a Sunday news conference, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said it will likely be days before floodwaters recede enough to thoroughly assess the damage to roads and bridges. Tennessee officials have confirmed 7 deaths. At least three people are missing after getting swept away by flood waters, and one of them is presumed dead by the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, which would bring the death toll to 8. Bredesen said he expects to ask for federal disaster designation. Earlier Sunday, TEMA asked for the state’s National Guard to help with rescue operations. Agency spokesman Jeremy Heidt confirmed that one person died around 4 a.m. Sunday in a tornado near Pocahontas, about 70 miles east of Memphis. The other deaths in Tennessee were all due to flooding, TEMA said. Interstate-24 remained closed in Nashville, and segments of I-40 between Nashville and Memphis were blocked. “The big message we’re trying to get out is stay off

the road,” TEMA spokesman Mike Browning said. “It’s really dangerous for a lot of people to be out there right now.” In northern Mississippi, Benton County Coroner John Riles said two people were killed in a mobile home that “looks like you stuck about four sticks of dynamite on it and it just disappeared.” Riles said a two-story house nearby also was obliterated. “If you didn’t know the house was there, you’d think it was a vacant lot,” he said. In Lafayette County, Emergency Management coordinator David Shaw said one person was killed in Abbeville, where 15 or 20 houses were damaged by strong winds. A spokeswoman at the National Weather Service said it was too early to say if tornadoes had caused the damage in Mississippi. A line of strong thunderstorms Saturday dumped at least 10 inches of rain on Memphis and produced tornadoes and hail along the Mississippi River Valley in Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky and northward. The forecast called for more rain through the day Sunday, which could stymie rescuers trying to reach all of the far-flung areas that have been affected. Some areas were hit by 13 inches of flash flooding on Saturday, and the same was expected on Sunday, Browning said. “This thing is not going to be over this weekend by any means,” he said. The weekend deaths came on the heels of a

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Pope Benedict all but endorses the authenticity of Turin Shroud TURIN, Italy — Pope Benedict XVI all but gave an outright endorsement of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin on Sunday, calling the cloth that some believe is Christ’s burial shroud an icon “written with the blood� of a crucified man. During a visit to the Shroud in the northern Italian city of Turin, Benedict didn’t raise the scientific questions that surround the linen and whether it might be a medieval forgery. Instead, he delivered a powerful meditation on the faith that holds that the Shroud is indeed Christ’s burial cloth. “This is a burial cloth that wrapped the remains of a crucified man in full correspondence with what the Gospels tell us of Jesus,� Benedict said. He said the relic — one of the most important in Christianity — should be seen as a photographic document of the “darkest mystery of faith� — that of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. The 14-foot-long, 3.5-foot-wide (4.3-meterlong, 1 meter-wide) cloth has gone on public display for the first time since the 2000 Millennium celebrations and a subsequent 2002 restoration. Kept in a bulletproof, climatecontrolled case in Turin’s cathedral, it has drawn nearly 2 million reservations from pilgrims and tourists eager to spend three to five minutes viewing it. The Shroud bears the figure of a crucified man, complete with blood seeping from his hands and feet, and believers say Christ’s image was recorded on the linen’s fibers at the time of his resurrection. Benedict focused in his meditation on the message that the blood stains conveyed, saying the Shroud

was “an icon written in blood; the blood of a man who was whipped, crowned with thorns, crucified and injured on his right side. “The image on the Shroud is that of a dead man, but the blood speaks of his life. Each trace of blood speaks of love and life,� Benedict said. The Vatican to date had tiptoed around the issue of just what the Shroud of Turin is, calling it a powerful symbol of Christ’s suffering while making no claim to its authenticity. Benedict’s meditation — delivered after he prayed as if in a trance before the shroud — appeared to imply that in the end it doesn’t matter what science says about its authenticity. “The Shroud of Turin offers us the image of how his body lay in the tomb during that time (of death); time that was brief chronologically — about a day and a half — but was immense, infinite in its value and significance,� Benedict said. A Vatican researcher said late last year that faint writ-

ing on the linen, which she studied through computerenhanced images, proves the cloth was used to wrap Jesus’ body after his crucifixion. But experts stand by carbon-dating of scraps of the cloth that determine the linen was made in the 13th or 14th century in a kind of medieval forgery. That testing didn’t explain how the image on the Shroud — of a man with wounds similar to those suffered by Christ — was formed. However, some have suggested the dating results might have been skewed by contamination and called for a larger sample to be analyzed. When Pope John Paul II visited the Shroud during a 1998 public display, he said its mystery forces questions about faith and science and whether it really was Christ’s burial shroud. But he said the church had “no specific competence to pronounce on these questions� and urged continuous study. Benedict, who has made

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$150 OffOffer Your First Months Rent expires May 31, 2010. Where you live does matter

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Family Man - Farmer - Business and civic leader As a cancer survivor, you fought a very personal battle. And you won. Now, we want to celebrate your achievement and continue to fight for others. Survivors play a major role in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and we want you to be a part of that. Register today and be a leader in the fight against cancer! Relay For Life of Sevier County at Patriot Park May 21 at 2 p.m. until May 22 at 2 p.m. For more information visit relayforlife.org/serviertn or call Robin Kurtz at 908-5789.

Us Marine corps veteran president sevier county Farm Bureau 40+ years Management hospitality industry secretary sevier Farms co-op Board of directors treasurer sevier county livestock association leadership sevier class 2000 past president pigeon Forge rotary club and recipient J. pritchard Barnes community service award past president pigeon Forge lodging association and recipient tourism leader of the year award Paid for by: Friends to Elect Roger Radel, Doug Huffaker, Treasurer


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community calendar Editor’s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Items must be submitted at least five days in advance. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. To place an item phone 4280748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

monday, may 3 Prayer In Action

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

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace Women’s Bible study 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn. 4360313.

Gold Wing Riders

Gold Wing Road Riders Assn., 6:30 p.m., Gatti’s Pizza, Sevierville. 6604400.

Hot Meals

Hot Meals For Hungry Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist

Retired Citizens

Church, 407 Henderson Road, Pigeon Forge. Sponsored by Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.

Ruritan

Dunn’s Market, 2650 Upper Middle Creek Road, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Survivor/Caregiver Meal n Food City Sevierville, Survivor/caregiver brunch 10 a.m.-6 p.m. honoring cancer survivors and caregivers, 11-1 May Farmers Market 8, First Baptist Sevierville. Dandridge Farmers Market 428-5834. RSVP by May 3 to meeting at 4 p.m. at UT 428-0846. Extension Office on Lake Drive. (865) 368-9097. n

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 429-2508. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 908-1245.

Homeschool Play

Photographic Society

SCHS football boosters meet 5:30 p.m., fieldhouse.

LeConte Photographic Society meets 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Sevierville. Program includes photo competitions and dye sublimation by Bruce Hannold. lecontephotographic.com.

Homeschool students perform “The Story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz” 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Victory Baptist Church. Free.

Football Boosters

Beekeepers

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

Scrapbook Club meets at Whispering Winds Scrapbook retreat off Snapp Road, Sevierville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. 429-3721.

Kindness Counts

Pancake Supper

NARFE

Blood Drives

Sevier County Ruritan Club meets 7 p.m. at the Sevier County Garage.

Scrapbook Club

tuesday, may 4

Retired Citizens of the Smokies meets at 1 p.m. at Gatlinburg Community Center. Arthritis program topic. 436-3010.

Kindness Counts will meet at 7 p.m. at Pigeon Forge City Park, pavilion 1. 6542684.

Legion Gatlinburg

American Legion Post 202, by post office in Gatlinburg, meets at 6:30 p.m. 599-1187.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Pancake supper at Flapjacks, 3401 Winfield Dunn Parkway in Kodak. $5; children under 3 free. Benefits Boys & Girls Club Kodak, Northview Optimist Club, and Safe Harbor CAC. Tickets $5, under age 3, free. 654-7723.

Beekeepers Association meets at Smoky Mountain Park Service. 453-1997 for details.

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. 3107831.

Weight Loss Management Center Free Facial with purchase of Microderm or chemical peel.

865-429-0921

1360 Dolly Parton Parkway • Sevierville • Splendor Oaks Plaza Medically Supervised by Dr. A.L. Cabrera

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Network Technologies • 573-8785

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800 Mobile Homes

400 Financial

900 Transportation

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500 Merchandise

300 Services

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APPOINTED TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 10, 2010 at 12:00PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Oliver G. Hickman, a married man and wife, Sylvia Hickman, on February 23, 2007 at Book Volume 2754, Page 28conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Appointed Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Registers Office. Owner of Debt: American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Eleventh (11th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Lot 595, Section J, Ski View Community, Tract 4 of Sky Harbor Subdivision as the same appears on a plat of record in Map Book 14, Page 73, in the Sevier County, Tennessee, Register of Deeds Office, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Street Address: 1755 Silver Poplar Lane Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s) of Property: Oliver G. Hickman and wife, Sylvia Hickman The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1755 Silver Poplar 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 Appointed 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.

April 19, 26 & May 3, 2010

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A publication from The Mountain Press

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LEGALS

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE ’ S SALE

Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Appointed Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 10-000611

Our name is on the door and we stand behind our services!

213 Forks of the River Parkway, Sevierville

10922 Chapman Hwy.

700 Real Estate

We are now offering: • Facials • Microdermabrasion • Chemical Peel • Botox • Juvaderm • Waxing • Latisse

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Carrier Specific. Call for details.

200 Employment

Extension Birthday

Max Richardson Jewelers

50% OFF RETAIL!

600 Rentals

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

Gatekeepers

NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES offers pre-owned phones, 30 days old, Full Warranty

100 Announcements

Wednesday, May 5 Middle Creek UMC

UT Extension Home Demonstration Club 100 Year Celebration, 2-3:30 Angel Food p.m. at UT Extension t LossSevier County. Angel Food orders:Weigh Office, n 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gum 453-3695 for more inforStand Baptist Church. mation.

Lost or Damaged Phone? No Insurance?

Legals

429-2508. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 908-1245.

Sale at public auction will be on May 17, 2010 at 12:00PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Alvin Ellis Todd Jr, An Unmarried Person, to Quality Title, Trustee, on October 19, 2007 at Book 2943, Page 740conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: First Horizon Home Loans, a division of First Tennessee Bank National Association The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 55 in Vickwood Hills Subdivision as the same appears on a plat of record in Map Book 14, Page 38 in the Register�s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which reference is here made for a more particular description of said property. Street Address: 3360 Progress Hill Boulevard Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 Current Owner(s) of Property: Alvin Ellis Todd, Jr. The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3360 Progress Hill Boulevard, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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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 June 11, 2004, by Frank Gordon and Josephine Gordon to Crossroad Title Inc., Trustee, as same appears of record in the Registers Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book No. 2006, Page 650, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, 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, May 13, 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 Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lot 21, Block A, of New Pioneer Center Subdivision as the same appears on a plat of record in the Sevier County, Tennessee, Registers Office in Map Book 18, Page 42, to which reference is hereby made for more particular description. Being the same property conveyed to Frank Gordon and wife, Josephine Gordon by warranty deed from Kimble Overnight Rental, LLC of record in Book 2006, Page 648 in the Sevier County Registers Office. Conveyed herewith is the use of the easements of rights of way serving the lots in this subdivision. This conveyance is subject to the restrictions of record in Misc. Book 37, Page 333, to which reference is hereby made. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 4571 Wilderness Plateau Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee

CURRENT OWNER(S): Frank Gordon and Josephine Gordon 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.

Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-022353

Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee c/o SBS Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 File No.: 432.1007075TN

April 26, May 3 & 10, 2010

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696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Now Leasing, New Apartments in Gatlinburg behind GP High School near trolley stop

698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

Nice 2BR 10 miles from G’burg on 321 North

No Dogs! 1 YR LEASE 865-430-9671 or 865-228-7533

2 BR / 1 BA $585/mo. Call (865) 436-3565

2BR CH/A., $375/mo + deposit. Call 865382-7781 or 865933-5894.

3BR/2BA Single wide trailer. Located on Pittman Center in Sev. No pets. No smoking. $600/mo. incl, water, 1st & last mo. rent req. 865-366-7045.

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN SEVIERVILLE 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhomes Call 428-5161

Doublewide 3BD/2BA, on private lot, $500mth. 1st, last & sec. dep. due to move in. 14 miles from Gatlinburg on Hwy 321. NO PETS. 865-2588046.

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GATLINBURG Deal! OFFICE/APT/SHO P water inc. No Pets. 621-3015 Retail Shops, Elks Plaza 968 Parkway, Gatlinburg. 865436-7550. 693 ROOMS FOR RENT

Weekly Rentals Includes Phone, Color TV, Wkly Housekeeping Micr./Frig. Available $169.77+ Family Inns West

Pigeon Forge 865-453-4905 

Spacious & Quiet! 2 BR / 2 BA Apts. for Rent in Wears Valley From $650/mo. 12 Mo. Lease Pets Allowed (865) 329-7807 7!,+4/ 7!,-!24 ,'"2&52. 7!3(%2$29%2 7%%+,9 ") 7%%+,9 -/.4(,9

  

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

Kodak: 2BR 2BA 1 level No pets. $600 w/$550 dep.

932-2613 Townhomes Near hospital

2BR 1.5BA

2BR Apt $495 mth. Water/Sewer Inc. Great views from patio. 908-2062 CROSSCREEK 2BR/2BA large garden Trolley access $580.00 865-429-2962 GREAT DEAL! 2BR/ 1BA, C/HA, elect., water, cable TV w/all movie channels & wireless internet incl! P.F. behind Duff’s. Some pets! $675/mo. + dep. 865-809-1437

Kodak 3+2 $550 2+2 $450. No pets. References. 9336544 Sevierville 2+1 Dwide $500. Plus Dep. NO PETS. Ref. Call 933-6544. 699 HOME RENTALS $550 to $950+. Wanda Galli Realty Exec. 680-5119 or 7744307.

Sevierville/Pigeon Forge area. Available now. 2BR, 1.5BA, incl. refrig., range & full size w/d. $650/mo. Call 865-654-9826. SMALL 1 Rm Eff. near Old Mill in PF. $125 weekly. $250 Dam. req. Cable & Util incl. 250-7740

865-453-1748 (Day) 865-428-3381 (Night)

697 CONDO RENTALS

Rooms for rent, weekly rates, furn., cable TV.

436-4471 or 621-2941

NICE, CLEAN IN KODAK

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

ROOMS FOR RENT Weekly Low Rates $110.00 + tax 436-5179 Greystone Rentals Red Carpet Inn 349 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN

10 miles from G’burg on 321 North

Sevierville 3BR/2BA Garage/basement Swimming Pool

Call 428-5161

865-430-9671 or 865-228-7533

DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE 428 Park Rd.

near trolley stop

DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE 428 Park Rd.

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

800-359-8913

near trolley stop

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

800-359-8913

For Rent

Beautiful Creekside Rooms in Gatlinburg s0RIVATE"ALCONY s*ACUZZI 6ERY1UIET s.O0ETS .O$EP sWEEK s7IlALLUTLINCLUDED

865-621-2941

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT *WEARS VALLEY 1BR/1BA $525/mo. + Dep. Walk-in closet All kit appl + W/D conn Some Pets OK. 865-654-6507 1BR $395 2BR $495 Mtn, view from patio, 908-2062

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

Gatlinburg Beautiful 2BR 2BA Furnished Condo with Fireplace, Overlooks stocked trout stream and has heated pool. Walk to downtown Gatlinburg, includes water, cable, flat screen TV, granite counter tops. Immediate occupancy, Minimum 1 Year lease $975 mth. 865-771-9600 698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

2BD/1BA All Appls. W/D Large Family Rm Wood Floors $550 Mo. 1st/Last/Dep. No Pets 865-898-7925

BOB RENTS

Boyds Creek Area 3BD/2BA, freemowing, $725mth, Call 865-573-8311. Gatlinburg: 2BR/1BA, No pets. Credit check, Sec. Dep. required. $600 mth 430-4222. House for rent-2BR 2BA $500 mth off Pittman Center Rd. No pets. 254-8513 New 2BR, 2 car garage, pond, Wears Valley. $875/mo. 865-228-8414.

Sevierville 2 mi from dwntwn 3/2 rancher w/ garage on 1 acre. $950 mth Lease & security No pets. 453-9185 or 405-4130

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.

829 MANUFACTURED HOME SALES

1925 sq ft. All brick rancher. Seymour schools. 1 acre lot. Appliances stay, new roof. 3BR 2BA 428-0664 or 3083770

16x80 above average. 3BR/2BA. On lot in Sev. $26,000. Call 865-898-6565.

428-0746

2001 Mazda MPV Excellent condition All options Dealer price over $6000 Asking $4800. See at Knife Works 765-969-5012

FROM $368 PER MONTH

945 TRUCK SALES

5% ON 240 MO. 7.5 APR W.A.C. EASY LOAN BY PHONE

Foreclosure Sale, 3 BD / 2 BA House in Kodak Area

865-453-0086

909 BOAT SALES

WOW!!

16 ft John boat with 50 horse Mercury. Very good shape $2500. 696-2938

WE TAKE TRADES NEW DOUBLE WIDES NEW SINGLE WIDES LAND HOME PACKAGE EASY-BY-PHONE 865-453-0086

Appraised Value $240,000 Selling Price $186,500 Call (865) 436-3565

831 MOBILE HOME PARK LOTS Great Location - Beal Woods, Sev. 3BR, 3BA home. Fireplace, CH/A, new roof, carport, finish basement, huge deck, laundry/pantry room. Must see. 865-604-1948. LeConte Landing, Reduced. 3BR 2BA, May take sometrade. 865-4140117. New 3 bd, 2 ba, basement rancher, 2 cg, beautiful mtn. views! $159,900. O/A.865.599.2886. RIDGEWOOD: 5BR, 4.5BA, 6000+sq. ft. All brick. $280,000. Call Sheila @ 6549990 - American Dream Realty. 711 CONDOS FOR SALE

RV and Tent Sites

943 AUTOMOBILE SALES 1999 Mustang GT Convertible, Black, all options, runs & drives great. $6500. 453-7400 2002 JAGUAR X-type, 3.0, gray w/black interior. Nice car. $4500 OBO. Call 865-607-6542.

Indian Camp Creek Monthly or Yearly Utilities & wiďŹ Bathhouse & Laundromat Near the Park 850-2487

97 1/2 Volvo S90 Low mileage. Like new, white with tan leather interior. 453-5613

1981 4 x 4 Ford. Late model motor & transmission. $1000. OBO. Call 908-6029. 950 MOTORCYCLE SALES

1991 Harley Davidson Sportster 883, $4500. OBO. 1979 Harley Davidson Basket Case Shovelhead, $3000. Call 908-6029.

We Buy Used Bikes! Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Shane Tymon (865) 977-1669

Who ya gonna call? If you have a problem with the delivery of your morning Mountain Press, please call the Circulation Department at 428-0746, ext. 239 & 231 Monday - Friday and your paper will be delivered to you on the same day. Newspapers from calls after 10:00 a.m. will be delivered with the next day’s paper. On Saturday, Sunday and holidays you may dial 428-0748 extensions 239 & 231. If complaints are received between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., papers will be delivered the same day. Newspapers from calls received after 10:00 a.m. will be delivered with the next day’s paper. This applies to in-county home delivery only. Sevier County’s Only Daily Newspaper

HG=HL?HK0:E> Cherokee Lodge in Pigeon Forge

2 BD / 2 BA On Excellent Rental Program

865-850-2004 716 ACREAGE Beautiful mountain property 5.6 acres on Upper Middle Creek, not far from Dollywoood. Great for a private estate or possibly rentals. Call 256-1410 720 LAKE & RESORT PROPERTY Campsites near Douglas Lake. All hookups. $275 mth 382-7781 or 9335894.

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Sevierville Silo Apartments

2BR/1.5BA

5BR/3 1/2BA

865-774-5919 Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek. Fully furnished. Utilities included. $225 & $250 wk. 850-2487

NO MINIMUMS NO RESERVES

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RAIN OR SHINE ON SITE

THE DREAM RIVERFRONT FARM 91.3 BEAUTIFUL ACRES ON MAJESTIC, HISTORIC NOLICHUCKY RIVER Near Morristown & White Pine, TN Handy location only 5.4 Miles to I-81 exit #8 INLARGESHOWFARMTRACTSs"UY/NE/R!LL

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2001 MH, Low mileage, Slideout, generator, V10 engine, Call 430-4218

Apartments

   

ON-THE-SPOT

944 VAN SALES

NEW SINGLE WIDES

Owner Financing 3BR 2BA all brick 2000 sq ft. In Kodak. $188,000 865-932-2613

1BR Eff. W/D. All utilities. $600 a mth. Jones Cove Area 865-654-1486 1BR Furnished Apt No Pets. Very Nice. Refs. required $150 wk. + $400 dam. dep. Call: 428-2190

837 CAMPER SALES

2BR/2BA

Cabin on the river

2 & 3BR mobile homes for rent Must have refs. Call for info 428-3096

Beautiful 2BR Furn. Log Cabin for residential rent. Located between Gat. & P.F. $750 month. Call Business office:423-246-1500/ day or night

710 HOMES FOR SALE

Pigeon Forge

Pittman Center

654-7033 LIGHT 6 P.F. DUPLEX

DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE

405-2116

No Dogs! 1 YR LEASE

Available in May 2BD/1BA $565. Near the river. Pool access. 865-429-4470

HUD PUBLISHER’S NOTICE

Cute 2BR/1BA walking distance to school. $800/mo. – $800/dep.

Nice 1BR

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.

Redbud area. 3BR/ 2BA w/storage unit Like new. $800/mo + dep. 428-5212.

Some pets

Affordable Housing in Gatlinburg

1100 Sq. Ft. House. 1BR + loft. Beautiful view near Pigeon Forge. $825 mo. 865-696-6900.

New construction, near hospital & schools. 2BR/2BA, $700/mo 865-963-6146.

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Comics ◆ A17

Monday, May 3, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home

Advice

27-year-old son recently released from prison has no zest for life

Zits

Blondie

Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: My 27-year-old son was just released from prison after serving 18 months on drug charges. While there, he was enthusiastic about turning his life around, saying he’d find a job and attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings when he got out. Since his release, however, he has not attended a single meeting and has done very little to find work. He lives with his mother, consuming caffeine and mooching off of her. My heart breaks that my son had such a positive attitude toward changing his life while in prison and, except for the drugs, is now back to his old behavior. While he was incarcerated, I spoke to him every week. But now he rarely calls or visits, and we live only a few miles apart. I am devastated that he doesn’t want to help himself. What can I do? -- Bummed Out in Bradenton, Fla. Dear Bradenton: Your son may be depressed. He may have given up on finding work when he noticed jobs are scarce and most employers are reluctant to hire ex-cons. Don’t wait for him to call or visit. Go see him. He needs your emotional support and encouragement. Check city hall or the governor’s office to see whether there are programs to help ex-offenders. Goodwill Industries does some job training and placement, and the military also accepts some enlistees who have a criminal record. Offer to go with him to NA meetings. And you should look into Nar-Anon (nar-anon. org) for families and friends of drug addicts. Good luck.

Dear Annie: Last year, President Obama signed new legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco products. It was a huge victory for teens like me who have been targeted by tobacco companies for decades, but there is still work to be done. My city has enacted an ordinance eliminating smoking in most workplaces, but tobacco companies are still finding new and clever ways to hook kids on tobacco. My town has been a test market for new smokeless tobacco products, which include dissolvable orbs, sticks and tiny pouches disguised in colorful packaging that look like small breath mints or gum. Instead of doing nothing, I have spent the past year working with the Campaign for TobaccoFree Kids as a youth advocate, letting people know that Big Tobacco is still trying to target and influence teens. We need to do more on the state level to pass laws that protect kids and to send a message that we will not be manipulated. One way your readers can get involved is by visiting tobaccofreekids. org and learning more about what is being done in their home state. -Emily Kile, age 18, Greenfield, Ind. Dear Emily: Thank you for a persuasive call

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e

Garfield

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

For Better Or Worse

Tina’s Groove

to arms. We hope all our readers will visit the website and learn what they can do to help. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Cornered in California,” whose friends use their entire paycheck for the husband’s cancer medications, and now they’ve been evicted. Please tell them to call United Way’s three-digit social services line at 2-1-1. The couple can also visit a local United Way office or other social service offices in their area. Look under social services in the Yellow Pages. Good luck to them. -- Concerned for the Homeless Dear Concerned: Thank you for the excellent information. We have mentioned 2-1-1 (211.org) in the past and are happy to do so again. Currently, this number serves all or part of 46 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and sections of Canada. It connects people with community services and volunteer opportunities. It is spearheaded by United Way and the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems. 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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The Mountain Press ◆ Monday, May 3, 2010

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