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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 148 ■ May 28, 2010 ■ ■ 50 Cents



Miller suspect paroled in ’09 for ’76 murder

Motorcycle passenger injured

5What’s all that racket?

By JEFF FARRELL Staff writer

Ngo Gwodog of TKA is in state tennis finals today in Murfreesboro Sports, Page A8

5’Lights, camera ...’ Movie wraps up filming in the county MOUNTAIN LIFE, Page B1


The biggest in U.S. history Gulf oil spill surpasses Exxon Valdez catastrophe Page A13

Weather Today Mostly cloudy High: 83°

Tonight Mostly cloudy

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Emergency personnel tend to the injured passenger of a Vulcan motorcycle involved in a wreck on Newport Highway on Thursday afternoon. The driver and passenger were transported with what appeared to be minor injuries after the driver of the motorcycle put the bike down to avoid colliding with a vehicle stopped to turn left into Sammy’s Auto Parts. The motorcycle tag was from Canada.


Obituaries Frank Bird, 93 Joy Jenkins Cecil Atchley, 88 Dick Spahr, 55 DETAILS, Page A4

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Corrections Dick Fortenberry, who served as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam war, will be the guest speaker Sunday to kick off the annual Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride. His name was misspelled in a story about the event in Wednesday’s edition. The Mountain Press is glad to set the record straight.

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Sevierville Building Authority seeing green City has money to pay CBID debt for 2 years By JEFF FARRELL Staff writer

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One of three men charged with murdering a local woman earlier this month was paroled last year from a life sentence after he was convicted of killing another elderly woman while he was a teenager. Theadore “Teddy” Ratliff, 52, was one of three suspects arrested in Ratliff the death of Mary Jo Miller, whose body was found May 7 in her home on Day Drive in north Sevier County. He was apprehended in Knoxville along with the initial suspect in the case, Steven Weaver. Authorities believe Ratliff, Weaver and suspect Shannon Rodney Baltimore went to Miller’s home, possibly to take drugs she used to treat her cancer, and killed her. Neighbors said Weaver knew Miller through her daughter, and Ratliff had worked at her home on several occasions. The Independent Herald in Scott County reported that Ratliff was convicted of the 1976 murder of an

elderly woman who was set to testify against him in a theft case. Ratliff was 17 at the time, but was tried as an adult. He and his older brother, Fredrick, were convicted of firstdegree murder in the case and sentenced to life in prison. Their parents were also indicted on the charges, but were acquitted, according to the newspaper. The state Board of Probation and Parole is aware of the new charges against Ratliff, spokeswoman Melissa McDonald said. “The Board of Probation & Parole takes any new offenses by parolees very seriously, and we take immediate action in such cases,” she said. The office was notified the day after his arrest. “A revocation hearing will be set in the next few weeks for this offender,” she said. “That’s our normal procedure as dictated by statute.” Ratliff first became eligible for parole in 1993, according to state records. The parole board declined to release him at the time, and scheduled his next hearing six years later — the maximum amount of time allowed before it could

SEVIERVILLE — The Public Building Authority won’t have to borrow from the city to pay for debt service on the bonds borrowed for the Central Business Improvement District this year or next. At one point this year, it appeared the PBA would have to use some of the city’s reserve

funds to pay debt service on the approximately $150 million the city has drawn so far for the project. That was before the city refinanced the bonds and before it began seeing more favorable returns on the sales tax revenue that is used to pay the debt. “It’s not only paid for this year, we’ve also got it paid for next year,” City Administrator Steve Hendrix said. Payment of the debt service for the first few years was included in the bonds themselves. “That’s to give you time to get going,”

“It’s really difficult to know what’s going to happen until the state makes that payment.”

— Sevierville City Administrator Steve Hendrix

Hendrix explained. At one point, he said, it appeared the PBA would have to see the city’s assistance in paying the debt service, he said, but after refinancing the project and getting some favorable returns, it now has enough to make the current payment and next year’s payment as well.

It can be difficult to know how much it will get from the state each year for the district, he explained. Under state law, the city gets a portion of sales tax funds inside the district that would ordinarily go to the state and the county. However, the See GREEN, Page A5

Jones Cove students build ‘recyclable’ city By STAN VOIT Editor JONES COVE — What better way to teach students about recycling than to use discarded household items to build a classroom city? Using cardboard, plastic bottles, some glue and a lot of ingenuity, the second-graders in Liz Gibson’s class at Jones Cove Elementary took up a lot of floor space in the room by building what they called Gibson City. “This became a science and social studies project,” Gibson said. “We asked them to bring in recycling things from home, things they would have thrown away.” The students were divided into two-person teams to create the difCurt Habraken/The Mountain Press ferent aspects of a typi- Second-graders at Jones Cove Elementary playing in their recycled town made on the classroom floor are, from left, Madison Whaley, Jackie Singleton (partially hidden), Shelby Moore, T.J. See JONES COVE, Page A4 Lancaster, Leann Kirby, Josh Brandt (standing) and Zach Sutton.

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Heritage Day set June 5 in Kodak Submitted Report


Pigeon Forge High School competitors with their trophy for Strongest High School in Sevier County. Seated on the bench are Simon Bradbury of the Community Center and Greg Foreman, Pigeon Forge High wrestling coach. Contestants, from left, are Logan Sims, Josh Peek, Caleb Poole, Brett Stelzer, Trent Dryman, Michael Hutchens, Shane Shahan, Edward Holland, David Kieta, Joseph Dodgen, Jared Beck, Spencer Davis, Coty Watson, Nathaneal Parton and Nate Croley.

PF is ‘Strongest High School’ Submitted report PIGEON FORGE — The fourth annual Smoky Mountain Bench Press contest was held at the Community Center, with all proceeds going to the United Way of Sevier County. This year’s winner was Pigeon Forge High School with a total of

2,445 pounds. There were high school divisions, open division, masters division and women’s division. Each participant got three attempts to bench-press the most weight they could. The high schools compete for the coveted title of “Strongest in Sevier County.” This award goes to the high school that

lifts the most weight combined. Area sponsors were Holiday Inn, Christmas Place, The Thomas Group and Food City. The event gives local high school athletes an opportunity to work towards a goal during their team sports training in the weight room and gets local youth involved in supporting the United Way.

Summitt warns of more federal control Bank president talks to local Republicans By MEL CANTERBURY Special to The Press R.B. Summitt, president of Sevier County Bank, spoke to the Sevier County Republican Party recently, saying the current financial reform bill being debated in Congress will, in many cases, grant more federal government control of all financial services. “In Washington and in the national media, it seems bank is a four letter bad word, which may be true when it comes to Wall Street, but community banks like Sevier County Bank and four others headquartered in Sevier County are Main Street

banks and should be distinguished from, and not condemned, with the multibillion dollar money center companies,” he said. In early May, Summitt traveled with a group of 60 other members of the Tennessee Bankers Association to Washington to discuss issues with representatives of the Obama Administration, the FDIC, Federal Reserve, Independent Community Bankers Association as well as all Tennessee members of Congress. He said the state’s elected officials agree that the proposed legislation is not good, places a burden on the community banks and said the Administration’s proposal avoids dealing with either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, which were at the center of the sub-

prime housing fiasco and are still losing billions of dollars. Summitt said the proposed financial reform legislation would remove the flexibility small-town bankers have had to make loans, and said some of the language sounds like federal credit allocation, similar to the recent restructuring of student loans. More regulations and government controls could be devastating to the five community banks in Sevier County, as well as nationally, he said. He said most officials felt there was an unwritten agenda or a move to force more consolidation of the approximately 8,000 banks in the U.S., causing even more financial concentration and fewer

choices for consumers. He expressed concerns about the nation’s national debt and said very large credit unions that want to be banks should have to pay their fair share of income taxes. Summitt said the federal bureaucracy and Congress itself need reform, not health care, student lending or community banking. The local Republican Party meets the third Tuesday of each month at the courthouse. Visit or e-mail to

KODAK — Kodak Heritage Day will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5 at Northview Optimist Park on West Dumplin Valley Road. This annual event is co-sponsored by Friends Of Kodak Library and the Northview Optimist Club to celebrate the history of the community. The day will feature opportunities to learn about local history, see crafts demonstrated, hear live music and have good food. Admission and parking are free. Opportunities to learn about local history will come from representatives from Marble Springs (home of John Sevier, signer of the Treaty of Dumplin Creek and first governor of Tennessee), the Sevier County Public Library System History Center and the Smoky Mountain Historical Society. There will be an exhibit of scrapbooks of the community collected over the years, items from the Kodak Milling Co. that closed in the mid-1960s and memorabilia from the Kodak Post Office. There will be a special ceremony to mark the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Dumplin Creek. This treaty was the only one made by the government of the “State of Franklin” and opened the area up to settlement by the pioneers. The ceremony will be led by Nelson Ross, who has done a great deal of research on the treaty. A number of crafts will be demonstrated and/or discussed during the day. There will be craft vendors from the region. There will be displays of antique tools, farm equipment and automobiles as well. The Sevier County Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer questions and sell plants. Live entertainment will be offered throughout the day, including music and storytelling. For children 13 and under there will be a chance to take part in an old-fashioned cakewalk several times. Participation will be limited with free tickets available. Barbecue and hot dog plates will be available. The local Boy Scout troop will be selling drinks as a fundraiser. In cooperation with the Food City in Kodak, the “Dumplin Valley Apple Dumplin” will make its debut this year. This treat, based on the old dessert, will sell for $1. In a nod to the pie suppers of yesteryear, a silent auction will again be held. Among the items available will be homemade pies and cakes. Other items include handmade items, gift certificates and items donated by local businesses. Items will be on display and open for bidding beginning at 10 a.m. Bidding will end at 1 p.m. Friends Of Kodak Library will use its portion of the proceeds to expand the Kodak Heritage Handcrafted Collection at the library and to fund next year’s Heritage Day. The Northview Optimist Club will use its portion to finance various activities to benefit youth.

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These four teams participated in Sevier County Right To Life Flag Football Tournament/Picnic at Pigeon Forge High School on May 22.

Right To Life hosts flag football tourney Submitted Report PIGEON FORGE — Sevier County Right To Life recently sponsored a flag football tournament/picnic at Pigeon Forge High School. Four teams competed in the double elimination tournament. Two teams were representing the RTL Youth Board, one was students from GatlinburgPittman High School, and another from Holy Family Church in Seymour.

During lunch there were two testimonies of women who had abortions and how they changed their lives receiving forgiveness by the Lord, and another testimony by a couple that opted for having their baby and got married. Pastor Robert Portier of Saint Paul Lutheran Church spoke. There were information booths from Right To Life, the Women’s Care Center, The Harvest and the Smoky Mountain Alliance for the Unborn. All these orga-

nizations offered help and support for pregnant women (especially single mothers and teenagers). The SCRTL Youth Board meets monthly. For information on meetings and activities call Lizette Aparicio at 6547681. Right To Life meets at 5:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Pigeon Forge Library. For more information call President Ursula Beckman at 908-2689.

Dolly to announce relief contribution June 2 Donations accepted through Monday Submitted Report PIGEON FORGE — After a successful “Dolly Helps Nashville” flood relief fundraising effort at Dollywood and Dixie Stampede, Dolly Parton will announce the total contribution on June 2 in Nashville. After witnessing the devastation and families displaced by the May flooding, Parton donated the net admissions revenue from Dollywood and Dixie Stampede as well as donations made by fans to DollyParton. com. Before announcing the amount of the contribution, Parton has asked officials to determine how best to identify those with

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the greatest need in the flood’s aftermath. “From the moment I saw how devastating the flooding was, I wanted to help those folks who literally lost everything,” Parton said. “After such a strong turnout from guests at Dollywood and Dixie Stampede and my fans at,

I want to make sure that the money raised goes to those who need and those who are hurting the most. “Since I’m waiting until June 2 to make the final announcement, I want folks to know they can still help us help the people,” Parton said. will con-

tinue to accept donations until midnight Monday. Parton extended a challenge to East Tennessee area businesses to contribute to the fundraising efforts. For more information visit www.dollyparton. com.

TOWNSEND — Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center’s Sunset Music Series, now in its fifth year, will open June 11 with a performance by Wild Blue Yonder. All the concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are presented in the Heritage Center’s outdoor amphitheater, which has a roof so that concerts may be presented rain or shine. Wild Blue Yonder is back for its fifth appearance and is the only band to perform every year since the series began. Also back by popular demand are Labron Lazenby and LA3, which made it to the finals of this year’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis; Hokum’s Heroes, from Boston; John Myers Band, which recently released “I Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”; EG Kight, the “Georgia Songbird”; Y’uns, a jugband from Knoxville; and Steve Kaufman, three-time national guitar champion from Maryville. Making their Sunset Music Series debut this year are the Lonesome Coyotes, which plays in the western swing and country-rock style. Admission to the concerts is $4 and tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call the center at 448-0044. Sunset Music Series 2010 schedule: n June 11; Wild Blue Yonder, bluegrass, country and Americana n June 18; Labron Lazenby & LA3, blues, boogie and rockabilly n June 25; Hokum’s Heroes, string-band music with elements of swing, folk and blues n July 16; Lonesome Coyotes, western swing, honkytonk and country-rock n July 23; John Myers Band, soul, gospel and country n July 30; EG Kight Blues, ballads and roots music n Aug. 6; Y’uns jugband music with elements of country, swing and blues n Aug. 13; Steve Kaufman, three-time national guitar champion

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Frank Babington Bird

Frank Babington Bird, age 93, of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the family home. Born March 12, 1917, in Athens, TN, he was the youngest child of J.T. and Emily Bird. As the son of a Methodist minister, the family lived in several areas of East Tennessee including Maryville. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth and Grace; brother, Merrill; and daughter, Patsy. His first wife Agnes, with whom he practiced law, died in 1994. He leaves his wife Martha; her daughter, Charlotte (Art) Ellis; granddaughter, Kara; nieces, Marilyn (Stu) Hammond and Julia (Robert) Cooper; nephew, Jim (Becky) Bird; a great nephew and several great nieces. He also leaves his brother-in-law, Bob (Carol) Thornton, and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Thornton, all of Texas. Mr. Bird graduated from Central High School in Knoxville and earned his law degree from UT in 1941. After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he opened his office in Maryville in 1946. In the course of his career he practiced with several attorneys, the last being Mr. Lee Kull. At the time of his death, he was the oldest practicing attorney in Blount County. Mr. Bird was a member of the Maryville Optimist Club and American Legion Post 13 and will be remembered for his many contributions to Maryville and Blount County. He founded “Boys and Girls County Day,” “More Blount Jobs,” and was the moving force behind the establishment of the Blount County Industrial Board, serving as its attorney for thirty years. He was an avid supporter of Maryville College, UT, Blount Memorial Hospital, and the Blount County Library. The family wishes to express thanks to Dr. John Ingram, III; his caregivers, Virginia, Dolly, Angela, Autumn, and Caleb; and to his longtime assistant and friend, Pat Martin. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Miller Funeral Home Magnolia Chapel. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Because Mr. Bird supported many philanthropic interests, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to any favorite charitable cause.


In Memoriam

Joy Marie Jenkins

Joy Marie Jenkins (nee Bonaventura) passed away at her home in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on Wednesday May 12, 2010. Her name epitomized what she brought to all those around her. For family and friends, bears and dogs, birds and cats, anyone or anything in need of a place to call home, Joy created a sanctuary of unconditional love, warmth, compassion, acceptance, humor and hospitality. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, May 30th at 6 p.m. at Chalet Village South Clubhouse, 1319 South Baden in Gatlinburg, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joy Jenkins Memorial Fund through Fifth Third Bank. McCarty Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, 607 Wall street, Sevierville, TN, 774-2950 in charge of arrangements.


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Cecil Sanders Atchley



people use it. The students worked on 3From Page A1 the project every day for Dick Spahr about two weeks. They had Dick Spahr, 55 of Sevierville, died Tuesday May 18, 2010. cal town — hospital, school, to be creative. For example, Survivors: girlfriend, Sally Howe; son, Caleb Spahr; daughter, the school yard includes basMichele Spahr; son, Brian Perkins; three grandchildren; parents, city hall, water plant, busiketball goals with the hoops Carolyn and Myron Pilger; sister: Diane and Bob Kenney; cousin nesses, police station, made from those plastic homes, etc. It was a student and extended family; several nieces and nephews. rings that seal milk jugs. The project. They designed it, In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to benefit the family. wheels on the police cars built it — except for using Memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010, in the Chapel were made from bottle caps. the glue gun Gibson brought of Atchley Funeral Home with the Rev. Kim McCroskey officiating. Gibson is proud of the The family will receive friends 11-1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010, to class — and laid it out. work her students did. The Along the way they made at Atchley Funeral Home Sevierville. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home. sure their town had energy- children, on the last day of efficient features, from solar school before summer, got to play in the town for the n panels on the electric plant to wind turbines and electric camera. In the process they destroyed a lot of it, includcars. ing the parts they made that “Cities waste too much they could take home with fuel,” Shelby Moore said. 3From Page A1 them. Josh Brandt agreed. So the “Looks like a tornado fuel to run the pretend cars went through Gibson City,” and houses come from — review the matter again. Ratliff appeared before the board in 1999, 2001 and ready for this? — dog poop. their teacher said. Left standing: the “That way,” Josh said, 2007 before the board released him in 2009, meaning Tennessee orange ice cream “you don’t have to clean it it held five hearings over the course of 16 years before store. up in the yard.” he was paroled. Gibson said she may Madison Whaley helped The board considers matters such as seriousness of expand the project for next to create the lake and the offense, time served, disciplinary actions taken while year’s students. water plant. A water plant is imprisoned and programs completed while incarcerneeded, she learned, to filter ated. n and clean the water before

In Memoriam

Cecil Sanders Atchley, age 88 of Walden’s Creek Community, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville. Cecil was a retired farmer, avid fox hunter, longtime Alcoa work bus driver and Trailway bus driver. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Glenda Hardin Atchley; parents, W. Wallace and Nola Parrott Atchley; sister, Gladys Sims; brother, Wallace (Jay) Atchley; grandson, Randy Myers and son-in-law, Ted Myers. Survivors include daughter, Sandra Myers; daughter and sons-in-law, Sue and Jack Ownby; Diann and Ronnie Yates all of Sevierville; sister, Lela Letherwood of Maryville; sister-in-laws, Sue Atchley of Knoxville; Olive Kear and Ina Nell Hardin of Sevierville; granddaughters, Kim Bean, Sonia Meyer and Lisa Ownby; granddaughter and son-in-law, Misty and Scott Parton; grandson, Jackie Ownby Jr. and grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Rusty and Melissa Yates; great-granddaughters, Ali Bean, Katie Myers, Sara Meyer, Emma and Lily Yates; great-grandsons, Blake and John Myers, Jacob and Jonathan Parton; granddaughter-in-law, Elaine Myers; special nieces and nephews, special family and friends at Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Walden’s Creek Cemetery with Rev. Ron Reagan officiating. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2010, at Rawlings Funeral Home in Sevierville.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks had another turnaround Thursday and rocketed higher after China reassured investors it doesn’t plan to sell the European debt it holds. The Dow Jones industrial average surged nearly 285 points. Treasury prices tumbled as traders funneled money into riskier assets like stocks and commodities. China’s show of confidence in Europe let the market resume a rally that stalled late Wednesday following a report that the Chinese government was considering cutting its European debt holdings. If that were true, such a move would have signaled that China didn’t think Europe would be able to contain its debt crisis. The agency that manages China’s $2.5 trillion in foreign reserves denied the report. Analysts also said some bounce has been expected after the slide that drove the Dow down 11 percent from its 2010 peak a month ago. Traders cautioned that this might not be a rally but merely a break in selling.

Senate panel votes to repeal military gay ban; House next WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee on Thursday took a first step toward ending the policy that allows gays to serve in the military only if they don’t disclose their sexual orientation. In a 16-12 vote, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a provision to repeal the 1993 “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The full House was expected to take up the identical amendment late Thursday and opposition is fierce, particularly among Republicans who cited letters from military service chiefs urging Congress to hold off on the legislation until the Pentagon completes a study of the impact on military life and readiness.

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. u Tonya Monday Acor, 39, of 4438 Bruce Ogle Way in Pigeon Forge, was charged May 26 with driving while revoked, seat belt law and financial responsibility law. She was released. u Olga Lydia Alvarez, 47, of 684 Cartertown Road in Gatlinburg, was charged May 27 with a second count of violation of probation. She was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond. u Michael Lee Arp, 43, of Union County, Tenn., was charged May 26 with driving on a suspended license,


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state still collects the sales tax and pays the funds to the city once a year, meaning city officials have to estimate the revenuesup until the state makes the payments. “It’s really difficult to know what’s going to happen until the state makes that payment,” he said. Sales tax revenue statewide had been lower than expected, but between the refinancing and the strength of the local market, the city is collecting a stable amount of revenue, he said. The city also planned ahead by making sure construction of the Bass Pro Outdoor Worlds store was finished before it started drawing the funds. The store is an important source of sales tax revenue within the district, and the city planned its early projections around the money it expected to get from the store. The facility has actually exceeded expectations; officials have said it is among the top selling stores of its size in the chain. The revenue from the golf course and Events Center have not caught up to expenses, but Hendrix

has said they are moving in that direction. City officials are also quick to point out the Events Center in particular is creating new revenue to the city by adding new events that hadn’t been coming to Sevierville and drawing new tourists to the area. So far, the PBA has paid $67 million for the Events Center, and it had paid or is committed to pay $34 million total for the expansion of Eagles Landing Golf Course. That’s almost half the total of $200 million for those projects, and two thirds of the $150 million the city has drawn so far. The cost of the golf course includes the purchase of the original property from the city. Hendrix noted that has created a savings of about $375,000 from the year it was purchased and stretching out the following 10 years because the city doesn’t have to pay the remaining debt service for the initial acquisition. Hendrix has reduced the scale of some plans for the course since taking over, but acknowledged it’s costing more than anticipated. In the meantime, the city is also still working toward several of the road improvement projects that were promised as part of the plan for the district. Officials have consid-

ARRESTS speeding and financial responsibility law. He was released on $2,500 bond. u Elisabeth M. Burgess, 23, of 1123 Blue Bonnet #25 in Sevierville, was charged May 26 with possession of a schedule III substance. She was released on $1,000 bond. u Xavier A. Jackson, 19, of Oak Ridge, was charged May 27 with unlawful possession of a weapon and aggravated assault. He was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond. u Kevin James Jones, 23, of 1529 School Gap Road in Sevierville, was charged May 27 with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and aggravated assault. He was being held in lieu of $15,000 bond. u David Allen Julian, 36, of 334 Baskins Creek Road in Gatlinburg, was charged

May 27 with violation of pretrial release bond conditions. He was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond. u Scott David Langston, 39, of Knoxville, was charged May 27 with contempt of court. He was being held. u Mervin Frances Lyndall, 50, of 1477 Jasmine Trail in Sevierville, was charged May 27 with theft. He was being held. u Mary Alice Medley, 50, of 639 Johnson Road in Kodak, was charged May 26 with failure to report an accident. She was released on $1,500 bond. u Isaac Lee Metcalf, 25, of 2319 Webb Road in Sevierville, was charged May 26 with a second count of violation of probation. He was released on $1,000 bond. u Bruce Ogle III, 36, of 4438 Bruce Ogle Way in Pigeon

Forge, was charged May 26 with driving while revoked and violation of probation. He was released. u Blaire L. Passard, 18, of 500 Railroad St. in Sevierville, was charged May 27 with unlawful possession of a weapon and aggravated assault. He was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond. u James Franklin Puckett, 24, of 2167 Dark Hollow Road in Cosby, was charged May 27 with theft of property. He was released. u Andrew Earl Rochelle, 24, of 113 Almond Road in Cosby, was charged May 27 with public intoxication. He was being held in lieu of $250 bond. u Allison Erin Vaughn, 28, of Knoxville, was charged May 26 with theft of property worth $500 to $1,000. She was released on $1,000 bond.

ered a number of options for working on the extension of Veterans Boulevard, but have decided to focus on finishing the next leg, which would take it over Dolly Parton Parkway and across the Little Pigeon River, opening a new access to Robert Henderson Road. They had originally planned on paying for the design, but decided that it benefited the city more to complete the new section and relieve traffic on Dolly Parton Parkway. “That section will provide immediate benefit to the community,” Hendrix said. Hendrix said they plan to wait to draw the last funds available from the state. Until they draw the funds out, they don’t have to start paying interest on them, and their hope is that work will start on more commercial projects and that the market overall will improve in the meantime.

They also hope it will give the developers the chance to set up special assessment districts, which would allow the developers to draw on additional funds for their own infrastructure improvements and pay for them through assessments on tenants. The city is hoping the developers will use some of that money on joint projects within the district. Hendrix acknowledged that some people within the city have become impatient to see the promised infrastructure improvements, but he said they needed to proceed first with the projects expected to draw money. “If you build Veterans Boulevard first, it doesn’t pay the bills right away,” he said. By attracting new visitors to the area with the Events Center, they have helped to increase sales tax revenues, he noted. n

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Visitation to park goes up in April

April visits to Great Smoky Mountains National Park were up by 10.2 percent, but visitation is still down 12.7 percent for the year, park spokesman Bob Miller said. The Gatlinburg entrance was up 17 percent, even though Interstate 40 at the state line only reopened April 26. Cherokee rose 39 percet, owing to the detour. Townsend was down 19 percent, but probably because Cades Cove was closed until April 24. Cherokee Orchard Road was up by 46 percent, wich Miller attributed to construction. n


Beer Board to meet June 10

The Sevier County Beer Board will meet at 7 p.m. June 10 on the third floor of the courthouse. The board will consider an application for a manufacturer’s or distributor’s permit for Steve Koplow and Randall S. Mitchell, doing business as Smoky Mountain Cheese, 1562 Madron Drive, Sevierville. n

The Sevier County Intergovernmental Committee has requested a workshop with the full Sevier County Commission at the next committee meeting June 17 at 4 p.m. at the Special Operations Center, 735 Middle Creek Road (the old ambulance building). The workshop is being held to discuss options for the former Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center. SEVIERVILLE

Veazeys to be church speakers

Col. Eli L. Veazey (retired) and his son, Evangelist Terry Veazey, will be at Bethel Baptist Church on Jones Cove Road (Highway 339) for a Memorial Day celebration Sunday. They will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. Since 1970, Terry Veazey has been in 60 nations on five continents. He has spoken to more than a million students in schools worldwide. Eli “Link” Veazey served as a flight engineer and top turret gunner in the 446th Bomber Group (H) in the European Theater of Operations. He retired with the rank of colonel in June 1979. n

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Senate overrides guns-in-bars veto NASHVILLE (AP) — The state Senate voted 22-10 on Thursday to once again override the governor’s veto of a bill to allow handgun carry permit holders to bring weapons into bars and alcohol-serving restaurants. Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen last week vetoed the guns bill sponsored by Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, on the basis that “guns and alcohol don’t mix.” The House had passed the bill on a 66-31 vote, while the Senate approved

it by a 23-9 margin. “On this issue, I respectfully submit to this body that the governor is wrong,” Jackson said before Thursday’s vote. The measure would apply to the state’s 270,000 handgun carry permit holders. Bar and restaurant owners would maintain the power to ban all weapons from their establishments. “I haven’t gotten a complaint from a single citizen that a permit holder made them feel uncomfortable,” Jackson said.

Bredesen vetoed a similar measure last year, flanked by law enforcement officers and prosecutors who opposed the bill, but he was easily overridden by the Legislature. The governor said earlier this week that he expected Thursday’s override of his veto, which takes only a majority in both chambers of the General Assembly. Jackson said he expects the House to also override the latest veto because it initially passed by a large margin.


Memorial ride scheduled Sunday

Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride will be held Sunday at the courthouse. A ceremony to honor veterans will be at 10 a.m., featuring singer James Rogers, with the ride starting at 11 destined for the veterans overlook in Grainger County. Participants will ride down Dolly Parton Parkway toward Newport. Anyone is welcome to join the rally or on the ride. There will be police escorts along the route. Some downtown streets will be closed until after the riders depart.

Bredesen in his veto message called this year’s version “expansive and dangerous.” Jackson said he’s reached out to the governor to get details of his concerns, but “I have had no communication from the administration.” “If the governor believes the legislation poses a threat to public safety, then I think communication should have taken place between the executive branch and the legislative branch,” he said.

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“It’s time for this policy to go. It doesn’t reflect America’s best values of equal opportunity, and it’s not good for the military.” — U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., on the military’s don’t ask-don’t tell policy of gays in the military

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former child television star Gary Coleman is in critical condition in Utah, a spokeswoman for the hospital said Thursday. U t a h Valley Regional Medical Center spokesColeman woman J a n e t Frank said Coleman, 42, was admitted to the Provo facility on Wednesday but she couldn’t release any other details. Coleman lives in Santaquin, which is 55 miles south of Salt Lake City. The actor is best known for his stint on TV’s “Diff’rent Strokes,” which aired from 1978 to 1986.

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Republican bubble may get deflated In a rather charming video at, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate from Kentucky, Rand Paul himself, a libertarian by birthright, says that he was not named for Ayn Rand. The writer is acclaimed as a prophet by many libertarians, although she once said she would rather vote for the Marx Brothers than a libertarian. No, says Paul. The candidate chuckles and says his first name was actually “Randal.” His wife called him “Rand” and it stuck. He goes on to express great admiration for the other Rand, the lady who invented “Objectivism” as a raging individualistic, anti-government political and cultural philosophy in the 1940s. He read all her books and she led him, intellectually, to the Austrian school of “laissez faire” economics and governance — which finally can mean no government. I would guess that he has also read Federalist Paper 51, written as an anti-big government tract in 1788 by James Madison. If he has not, he should, although it is probably too late. In the flush of his victory in the Republican primary last week, he stretched his own anti-government attitude to more or less defend segregation and attack government for picking on corporations just because they destroy things like the national economy or the Gulf of Mexico. This is what Madison could have told him in the paper that famously argued for “checks and balances” in a democratic society: “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” Ironically, the most recent (and fatally flawed) comparison of men and angels came from the most famous of Ayn Rand’s acolytes, Alan Greenspan, who worked for the lady when he was a young man. He went on to great distinction, becoming chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve for 18 years. In explaining how he missed the warning signs of the housing and market bubbles from that lofty perch he said: “I made a mistake in presuming that the self-interests of organizations, specifically banks and others, were such that they were best capable of protecting their own shareholders and their equity in the firms.” Ah, yes. If bankers were angels we might not need a Federal Reserve system. And they are not the only anti-regulation, anti-government conservatives to ignore the necessary connection between human nature and governance. In last Sunday’s New York Times, Sam Tanenhaus recounted William F. Buckley’s epiphany on states rights, civil rights and big government, writing: “One fierce opponent of civil rights legislation, William F. Buckley Jr., admitted as much. ‘I once believed we could evolve our way up from Jim Crow,’ Mr. Buckley said in 2004. ‘I was wrong: federal intervention was necessary.’” Ah, yes. If only those Southern sheriffs and their ilk were angels. Rand Paul, it seems, is going to try to stay out of sight and sound for a while. He canceled a coveted spot on “Meet the Press” last Sunday. I assume he is sitting down now with friends and advisers to try to figure out how to turn his principles and philosophy into sane political patter. His charm and ideas may have been salable in a Republican primary in a border state, but he sounded like a fool in the days after his Kentucky victory. He may be revealed as a great philosopher. But politics isn’t philosophy, or as Peter Finley Dunne said a long time ago, “It ain’t beanbag.” And governance ain’t a tea party. The Republicans have been thriving on the conventional wisdom that they will do well in November because voters are angry at Washington. That might happen. But the contradictions between human nature and what Republicans are talking about these days could deflate that particular political bubble. — Richard Reeves, a presidential scholar and expert on six presidents, is the author of several books, including profiles of Richard Nixon and John Kennedy. Column distributed by Universal Syndicate.


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SIS, Catlettsburg students sell lemonade for good causes For some area youngsters, charity work isn’t their thing. It’s more like their cup of lemonade. That’s been the case over the last couple of weeks when students at Sevierville Intermediate and Catlettsburg Elementary set up lemonade stands to raise money for worthy causes. At Sevierville Intermediate, the cause was the flood victims in Nashville and was the brainchild of fourth-grader Alexandria Ramsey. She was in a dance competition a few weeks ago when the torrential storms rolled through, and her teacher heard that the No. 1 need was money. So passionate was Alexandria that she went to Principal Terri Dodge. During Field Day week, students sold cups of lemonade for 50 cents, and also sold fruit snacks and juice.

The Sevierville Fire Department donated ice. Inspired by Alexandria and with the help of her friends, SIS raised about $1,000 to donate to the American Red Cross to help flood victims. At Catlettsburg, the charity was childhood cancer research and the fundraiser was the brainchild of thirdgrade teacher Jessica Justus, with help from colleague Kim DeBusk. When Justus heard about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national organization, she thought it was perfect for her students. Students were assigned to a number of details. As at SIS, the lemonade stands at Catlettsburg were open during field day hours. The young students took the project to heart. “They bring their own money

and buy the lemonade, too,” said DeBusk. “They’ve worked very hard, and I think they’ve done a wonderful job.” The original Alex’s Lemonade Stand belonged to Alex Scott, diagnosed with cancer shortly after her first birthday. The day after she got out of the hospital after her fourth birthday, Alex wanted to open a stand so she could help doctors. She raised $2,000 that year, and the seeds to her foundation were planted. Going into their last day, Catlettsburg students had raised over $600 toward their $1,000 goal. Add that to the thousand dollars raised at SIS for another good charity and it comes to a tidy sum for worthy causes. Join us in raising a glass — of lemonade — in a toast to a lot of hardworking third- and fourth-graders.

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Public forum Criminals on way to trial should read Ten Commandments

Editor: I have before me a copy of the Constitution of the U.S., which I think should be a required study in our public schools. I also think that our president and Congress should also study this great document. We’re taught in the Holy Bible to pray for our leaders and those in authority, and each of us needs to do that today like never before. God has blessed the U.S. like no other nation on earth and I think it is because it was founded as a nation where we could have freedom of religion. Many of our civil laws were made from Christian laws. Wouldn’t it be a good thing if, as a criminal was carried into the courthouse for trial, they see and read the Ten Commandments which are written in God’s Holy Bible? If criminals had been taught these commandments as a child, maybe our jails wouldn’t be so overcrowded today, because they teach you not to kill, steal, lie, commit sexual sins or to covet what does not belong to you. Those who are so opposed to the Christian

religion in the U.S. are free to leave our country, as there are many places in the world where they can go and Christianity is strictly forbidden. May God continue to bless America and may we always honor our veterans and those in the military service of our country who have helped to keep us free. Melba Oakley Gatlinburg

God wants all people to love him, if they choose

Editor: Once again I’ve been told to shut up or leave this country. At least I didn’t have a cross burned on my lawn. Many of my friends came back to this country and got spit upon, so why should I think anything has changed. When I started my ministry it was to serve God only, not religion. It’s my belief no religious group has the right to shove their beliefs on another. Anyone living in our country has the right to worship with their own belief. We are, I think, a free nation. I serve God, not religion. Some people think we should complicate God, but God

wants all people to love him, if they choose. I don’t condemn anyone because of their beliefs. Certain people think they control others because they think they are right and everyone else is wrong. When the Democrats were creating this so-called recession, as some believe, what were the Republicans doing? They were supposed to have been in charge. Why can’t Americans be responsible for their own actions? Christians are taught Jesus died for everyone’s sins. So, why do they preach hell and Lake of Fire? It’s only scare tactics. if a person keeps God in his or her heart and does good, then why should there be a need of a place called hell? I help homeless veterans and homeless families. All my donations are for them. God provides the needs and we serve God. All I ask is, when and if I do leave this country, I’m afraid my homeless vets and families will be herded like cattle. I’ve already told them that because this is such a strong Christian community they don’t have a homeless problem here. This was told to me 20 years ago. Thomas Bordeaux Sevierville

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TKA tennis player makes state final Christine Ngo Gwodog of Cameroon could give TKA its 2nd-ever state title By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor

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Christine Ngo Gwodog returns a shot to her semifinal opponent Anna Catherine Foster at the state championships in Murfreesboro. After losing the first set 0-6, Ngo Gwodog rallied to win 6-1, 6-4 and advance to the state final this morning at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.

MURFREESBORO — This morning Christine Ngo Gwodog goes for a state championship. The 17-year-old from The King’s Academy hopes to bring back the school’s second-ever state title after an early morning match with Sadie Shackelford of St. Andrews-Sewanee. It won’t be the first time the pair have met. Shackelford topped Ngo Gwondog in the finals of the region tournament, dealing TKA’s sensation from Cameroon her only loss of the year. “That match was pretty one-sided,” TKA coach Adam Hall said. “She only won maybe a handful of games. “It’s kind of sweet,” Hall continued, “hopefully we’ll get a little taste of revenge in the final. I think (Christine) is ready.”

Thursday afternoon it looked like Ngo Gwondog had more than she wanted from Anna Catherine Feaster of Knoxville Webb. After losing the first set of her semifinal matchup 6-0, Ngo Gwondog buckled down for what would be a jaw-dropping come-frombehind win. She took the second set 6-1, and then fought through a tough back-and-forth battle to claim the decisive third set 6-4. The junior is playing her first season for the Lions, but she’s already made a huge impression with her coach. “She’s the best that I’ve ever played against or coached or anything,” Hall said. “When she came to the school I was told she was good at tennis, but I didn’t know anything about her. I watched her hit for about 15 minutes and it was obvious that I had a great player on my hands.”


Coaches proud of Fox’s effort in hurdles this season By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer MURFREESBORO — Sevier County High School Smoky Bearette sophomore Hayley Fox may have been disappointed about her performance in the 100meter hurdles at the state championship preliminary Wednesday afternoon at the Middle Tennessee State University track complex in Murfreesboro, but she’s had a lot of positives and accomplishments throughout her second high school season. “We’re just so proud of the way she’s worked this year,” said SCHS coach Jonathan Brewer, following Fox’ sixteenth-place finish at state. “(If you would have asked if Hayley

would have made it to state before the season), I probably wouldn’t have said yes. “But she cut about two seconds off her time just to get here. And when you cut two seconds off your time, that’s pretty impressive. But that’s what she had to do, and that’s what she did to get here. “She might have been a little star struck (Wednesday), and she didn’t run good today, but that takes nothing away from her season. “We’re not displeased at all with the way she’s ran, and we’re very proud of her.” Fox set the SCHS school record with a time of 15.90 in the 100-meter hurdles at last week’s region/sectional meet. But Wednesday, she had trouble out of the

blocks, which affected her entire race along with her finishing time of 16.73 seconds. “She came out of the gates a little slow and had some trouble with her first three hurdles, but she ran her last seven hurdles great,” said Brewer. “She’s had great form all year long, but she just had a little mishap with the first couple of hurdles (Wednesday) and it cost her. “And when you get to this level of competition, you have room for zero mistakes. When you make a mistake at state, you pay for it. But being a sophomore, she’ll learn from it, she’ll work hard and she’ll be here again next year.”

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Morristown East’s Taelor Slaughter (1) edged out Sevier County sophomore Madison Pickel (3) by 0.04 seconds to capture the last spot to advance to Thursday’s finals in the 400 meter at the MTSU track complex. PREP TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pickel blisters SCHS 400 record, takes 9th at state meet By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer

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Boston Celtics players, from left, Ray Allen (20), Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett watch from the bench, the final moments of Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals against the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, May 26. Orlando won 113-92.

Celtics hope to avoid choke, reach finals By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON — It’s a good thing for the Boston Celtics that the NBA rescinded center Kendrick Perkins’ technical foul and nixed his suspension. He might be the only big man they have left. Perkins was ejected

from Boston’s 113-92 loss to Orlando in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night after picking up two technicals in the first half. The league rescinded one on Thursday, clearing Perkins to play in Game 6 when Boston tries for the third time to eliminate the Magic and advance to the

NBA finals. “We know what we haven’t done, and what we need to do,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday. “I think we’ll be ready to do it tomorrow night.” Even with Perkins, the Celtics will still be shorthanded. See CELTICS, Page A9

MURFREESBORO — The best thing about being a sophomore is there’s always next year. Despite shattering the old school record by 3.2 seconds in the 400-meter dash and finishing as the seventh fastest runner in the state track championship preliminary held Wednesday night at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Sevier County High School Smoky Bearette sophomore Madison Pickel was edged out of Thursday night’s finals. In Wednesday’s preliminaries, two eight-runner heats were ran to determine the top eight girls to advance to tonight’s finals. Pickel will not be included in that group, because TSSAA rules say that the top three finishers in each heat automatically qualify for the finals, with the final two slots determined by overall fastest time. If Pickel would have ran in the second heat, her school record-setting time of 1:00.10 — which eclipsed

her own record mark set earlier this season — was good enough for second place and a berth into the finals. But because she ran in the first heat, she leaves Murfreesboro with a ninthplace finish ... just out of the medals. “She got sixth place in a very, very fast heat,” said SCHS track coach Jonathan Brewer from the stands of the MTSU track complex. “She ran faster than all the girls but one in the (second) heat. “But they still had to take the top three in the second heat, because that’s just the way they do it. Ninety-nine percent of the time, it works out good. This is one of those rare cases that it didn’t, and not the eight fastest girls are (moving on to the finals). “Say what you want to say, but she’s just a sophomore and all those girls she was running against were juniors and seniors. “I’m just proud of her effort, proud of her being able to make it here and to compete the way she did. And she’s just a sophomore, so she’ll be back next year, she’ll compete and she’ll get

faster.” Like salt added to a wound, Pickel was edged out of the eight spot by Morristown East’s Taelor Slaughter — a rival sprinter Pickel had defeated in races earlier this season — by a mere four-hundredths of a second. But Pickel refused to make any excuses for not advancing. “It’s frustrating, because I’ve beaten (Slaughter) before,” said Pickel. “But I guess I just need to finish harder.” Pickel had built a lead over Slaughter through most of the race, but the Lady Hurricane gained ground inside of 30 meters and took the Bearette by a nose at the finish line. “I guess it makes it worse, because I’ve beaten her before, but she beat me here (Wednesday),” said Pickel. “I should have qualified, but I just need to learn to finish harder. “It makes me want to come back next year and do better.”

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Sevier County’s Kel McCarter passes the baton to Brett Pippin during the 4x200 relay at the Blue Cross Spring Fling in Murfreesboro. The team qualified for the finals today by finishing winning their heat and finishing third in the preliminaries.

SCHS track stars do well at state By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer MURFREESBORO — It was a day of highs and lows for the Sevier County High School track team Thursday at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. On the high side of things, the Smoky Bears boys’ team is qualified for four finals events to be ran tonight at MTSU, including senior Jeremiah Foster in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles, the 4X200 relay team and the 4X800 relay team. But on the other side of the emotional spectrum, senior distance star Alex McCandless blacked out and collapsed just short of the finish line in what would have been a record finish in the 800 meter, the boys’ 4X400 relay team missed finals with a 14th-place finish in the prelims, and junior Alexis Conner advanced to the finals in the long jump but placed ninth, one place away from receiving a state medal. “I don’t know if we’ve ever had a day that was such a good day, but at the same time such a bad day where things happened to people on your team that just kills you,” said SCHS coach Jonathan Brewer. “But at the same time, we ran extremely well in a lot

of races. “It was just a roller coaster day. But I’m proud of the way everyone competed, and I’m proud of how they’ve represented Sevier County, our area and our region.” Alex McCandless in the 800 meter: McCandless paced himself through the first lap and then pulled away from the pack in the second and final lap in a top-three group seemingly destined to punch a ticket to Friday night’s state championship finals. But then the unthinkable happened, and McCandless collapsed hard onto the track just about 10 feet short of the finish line. McCandless regained consciousness, got to his feet and finished the heat

in last place with a time of 2:08.66, but his chance to advance to the championship race was lost. “It was just one of those situations where he blacked out,” said Brewer. “He said he didn’t feel it coming. “Whenever you run that type of race, it’s very physically demanding and grueling. He was feeling some pain, but you feel that pain every time you run that race. “He was just telling himself to push through it, and he just blacked out at the end.” McCandless was on pace to shatter his own SCHS record by two full seconds when he collapsed. “It’s just unfortunate, and it’s hard to even find the words to talk to him after something like that, because it’s impos-

sible to say anything that would make him feel better in this situation,” said Brewer. “But you’re not ever disappointed when a kid goes out there and runs a race with everything he has but then comes up a little short. “We’re not at all disappointed or upset. We’re just sort of heartbroken for him.” But McCandless doesn’t expect Thursday’s 800 meter to be his final prep performance. According to Brewer, the runner has every intention to line up with the 4X800 relay

Backup Glen “Big Baby” Davis was diagnosed with a concussion after blacking out on the court from an inadvertent elbow to the face in Game 5. Rasheed Wallace tweaked his back in the game and couldn’t even sit down to watch film on Thursday. Rivers said they are both gametime decisions. Reserve Marquis Daniels also sustained a concussion, and he has been all but ruled out for Friday night’s game. “Our mentality is: We just have to lace them up and go play,” Rivers said. “We have a lot of bumps and bruises right now, but we’ll be OK.” The Celtics need a victory Friday night to avoid a trip back to Orlando for a seventh game, where a Magic victory would make them the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-ofseven playoff series. “I didn’t like being in a 3-0 hole, but it’s still doable. I don’t think we’ve had a lack of belief,” Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said. “We can’t go back and get those first three. ... I don’t know why we didn’t get at it, I don’t know why we didn’t play with the same type of energy in the first three games. I really do not know.” Only four times in North American pro sports history has a team come back from a 3-0 deficit. But the Magic wouldn’t even be the first to do it this month in Boston: The Bruins led the NHL’s Eastern Conference semis 3-0 before the

Philadelphia Flyers came back to advance — celebrating in the very same TD Garden locker room where the Magic dress. “I would doubt that players would get affected by what happened in another sport,” Van Gundy said. “I would have a hard time believing that. I don’t think most of our guys on any of our teams follow hockey very much.” What started as an unprecedented pipe dream — Boston had never even needed a sixth game after going up 3-0 — is now more realistic as the Magic gain confidence and the Celtics lose personnel. “It’s another closeout game on their home court,” Magic forward Rashard Lewis said. “I think the game on Friday will most definitely be the hardest game of the playoffs that we’ve ever faced. They’re a veteran team. They’ll come out with a lot of energy and a lot of heart, and I’m sure they’re not going to want to come back to Orlando.” Perkins was called for two technicals on Wednesday night — an automatic ejection — and since that gave him seven total in the playoffs he was in line for a mandatory one-game suspension. But the league rescinded the second “T” on Thursday — taking the rare step of announcing it in a news release — clearing him to play. Rivers said he was planning all along to use Perkins. “I knew he would play tomorrow,” Rivers said. “I’m a little disappointed that both technicals weren’t rescinded. I think they both should have been; I’ll take the one. Unfortunately, we can’t get those calls back.”

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“We knew we had one of the best 4X200 teams in the state coming in. But going into the finals ranked third doesn’t mean anything, because we still have to perform.�


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team in tonight’s final at MTSU. “He’s planning on racing,� said Brewer. “It was just one of those things that his body stopped working for him, but he’s planning on coming back for the 4X800, and I’m sure he’ll go out there and Jonathan Brewer, SCHS give another 110-percent track head coach effort like he’s done all year.� 1:30.00, earning the boys a spot in tonight’s chamJeremiah Foster in pionship race at MTSU. the 110- and 300-meThe Bears turned in ter hurdles: a great prelims perforFor the second consecu- mance, earning their best tive year, Foster qualified time of the season despite for the state finals in both the handicap of running the 110- and 300-meter out of Lane 8, the most hurdles with Thursday challenging position in a prelim times of 15.10 and relay event. 39.77 respectively. “But we knew we had a “We’ve said it over and good shot, and we knew over,� said Brewer. “For we had one of the best the last two years, he’s 4X200 teams in the state basically been the back- coming in,� said Brewer. bone of our track team. “But going into the finals “He just consistently ranked third doesn’t mean performs at a very high anything, because we still level, and that’s very evi- have to perform (tonight). dent by him making the “But I feel if we run our finals of both hurdles best time of the year, we events as a junior and this have a shot to win it, or at year as a senior. least finish state runners“Jeremiah Foster had a up.� very impressive day. He broke the school record Alexis Conner jumps once again in the 110 hur- just short of a state dles, and he’ll run faster medal: than that (in the finals). Although she just missed He’ll run faster in the 300 getting a state medal with hurdles (in the finals).� a ninth-place finish in the state long jump champiThe boys’ 4X200 relay onship Thursday mornteam advances to ing at MTSU, Conner has finals: improved dramatically The SCHS boys’ 4X200 from last season’s 14threlay team of Kel McCarter, place finish at state and Brett Pippin, Brandon has another year to keep White and Dustin Hurst building. won their preliminary In the girls’ long jump heat and earned the third event, nine leapers fastest time of the day advance past prelims into Thursday with a mark of

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Sevier County’s Jeremiah Foster runs 110 hurdles at the state championships in Murfreesboro. Just fractions of a second ahead of Foster is Jeremy Merriweather of Bartlett High School. Foster finished seventh in the state. the finals. Conner was one of those nine to advance, but she came short of the medal stand with her best finals leap of 16-feet-6.25. “Even though she didn’t get a medal, this year she moved up five spots at state,� said Brewer. “And we only expect her to improve on that next year, and we’re pretty excited about it.� With four seniors plac-

ing above her in the state finals, Conner will enter next season ranked No.5 in the state in the event. “She’s improved by almost a foot every year in the long jump, and I don’t see why that wouldn’t continue next year,� said Brewer. “We’re excited about what she’s done this year, and what she’s going to do in the future.�



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Lenhart finishes 4th in discus as state meet By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer MURFREESBORO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers junior discus star Katherine Lenhart was heartbroken with her fourth-place finish in the event at the state tournament in Murfreesboro on Thursday. But sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already planning on a comeback for next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She definitely felt like she left one on the table,â&#x20AC;? said Pigeon Forge coach Jimi Rowland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall, she was very disappointed, because she knew she had better throws in her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the beauty of the state championship. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to bring your A game when you show up.â&#x20AC;? Lenhart did have some good throws in her four tries, but foot faults on the first two attempts and a toss that sailed wide right and out of bounds on her final throw left the Orange-and-Black lady with just one scoring throw of 105-feet-1, good enough for fourth place. Tyesha Jones of Stratford High School won the event with a toss of 108-feet-5.

Lenhart may have had the championship distance with her first two throws of the day, but a slight loss of balance led to foot faults on both attempts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She just lost her balance at the end and kind of tip-toed at the board and just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sit back far enough to stay in,â&#x20AC;? said Rowland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The second one especially looked like the winning throw, but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mark if you scratch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already talking about how this will motivate her for next season. She works hard already, but this will definitely give her some good motivation for next year.â&#x20AC;? Rowland said the Pigeon Forge team already has hopes to send two throwers to state next year ... Katherine in the discus and her rising-freshman sister Rebecca in the shot put. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping to maybe take two next year,â&#x20AC;? laughed Rowland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody likes to be greedy, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to take as many as we Cobey Hitchcock/The Mountain Press can ... you know, compete and get With her coach Jimi Rowland (far left) and brother Jebb (center) watching, Pigeon up there with those numbers that Forgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Katherine Lenhart winds up to throw the discus at the Blue Cross Spring Fling. Sevier County takes.â&#x20AC;? Lenhart finished fourth in the state in A/AA.


Busch-Hamlin dispute seems far from settled now melee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course I was heated after the incident,â&#x20AC;? Busch said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It surprised me and I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have expected my teammate to race me that way, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the leader, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got the race track and I now understand that.â&#x20AC;? Nonetheless, Busch said he was surprised to see his teammate racing him like everyone else. Hamlin clearly had been briefed about Buschâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reaction, and he was ready to thrown down. He took shot after shot at Busch, and when it was over, he stood up and told reporters, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all be nice to me. I lashed out. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the new me, the new me.â&#x20AC;? That was one final parting shot at Busch, who earlier this month credited his calm demeanor during a race as being part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;new Kyle.â&#x20AC;? Hamlin laughed at that notion back then and pretty much did the same Thursday, saying he expects more of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;old Kyleâ&#x20AC;? down the road. Hamlin also reiterated his position that Busch was

at fault in the All-Star race. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He just felt like I took his line away,â&#x20AC;? Hamlin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His line, the guy behind me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sorry. ... If I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I could win, then maybe I shouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve given him the line, but I was racing as if I could win. I just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look myself in the mirror or any of my team guys in the face if I pulled over there.â&#x20AC;? Hamlin finished fourth. Busch wound up 14th in the 21-car field. It remains to be seen whether they can work together, beginning Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600. Busch insisted they could. Hamlin said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;not going to put too much effort in it, to be honest with you.â&#x20AC;?

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CONCORD, N.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Just as Kyle Busch settled into a chair in the media center Thursday, someone dropped a package in front of him. It was a FedEx box. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Denny Hamlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NASCAR sponsor. Busch smiled, opened it up and found a pair of boxing gloves inside. Busch initially shrugged off the gag that came five days after his on-track altercation with Hamlin in the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but then sounded like he might consider going a round or two with his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate. If so, Hamlin is ready. Ding, ding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kyle brings this stuff on himself, and he gets mad at the media for asking him questions about his blowups,â&#x20AC;? Hamlin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But he does it to himself. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be part of it. Any drama that he wants to create is on him. Anything he says on the radio is on him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to say, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to be done with it, is that each year I think Kyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to grow and he just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Until he puts it all together, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll become a champion, and right now he just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have himself all together.â&#x20AC;? So much for playing nice, settling their differences in private and preventing another Sprint Cup feud. Although Busch insisted he and Hamlin have moved on from last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incident, he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t back down from radio chatter in which he threatened to kill Hamlin. Any regrets? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Absolutely not,â&#x20AC;? Busch

said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the heat of the moment and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who I am and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my expression and I am not going to be sorry for what I say. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freedom of speech. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was frustrated. ... It was a saying that is said a lot, and take it for what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth. ... It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t joking, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to happen. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meant (like I was going to kill him). With what? With my great looks?â&#x20AC;? Busch sure looked intent on doing some damage Saturday night. Busch attempted to pass Hamlin for the lead with 10 laps to go in the non-points race, but Hamlin blocked him high and forced him into the wall. A few laps later, Busch blew a tire and crashed. He responded by lashing out at Hamlin, threatening him over his team radio and then confronting him at Hamlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hauler after the race. Team owner Joe Gibbs stepped in and calmed Busch down. Busch ducked reporters afterward, making his media session Thursday his first reaction to the


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SCOREBOARD T V S P O RT S Monday, May 31 AUTO RACING 2 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rolex Sports Car Series, Memorial Day Classic, at Lakeville, Conn. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. WGN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COLLEGE LACROSSE 3:30 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NCAA Division I tournament, championship game, teams TBD, at Baltimore MOTORSPORTS 5 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; FIM World Superbike, at Salt Lake City (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. TNT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Playoffs, conference finals, game 7, Phoenix at L.A. Lakers (if necessary) TENNIS Noon ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; French Open, round of 16, at Paris Tuesday, June 1 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Philadelphia at Atlanta TENNIS Noon ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; French Open, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarterfinals, at Paris WNBA BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Phoenix at Minnesota 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlanta at Seattle Wednesday, June 2 GOLF 1 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Memorial Skins Game, at Dublin, Ohio MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cincinnati at St. Louis NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. VERSUS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Playoffs, finals, game 3, Chicago at Philadelphia TENNIS Noon ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; French Open, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarterfinals, at Paris Thursday, June 3 COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 1, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 3:30 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 2, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 7 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 3, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 4, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City GOLF 10:30 a.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; European PGA Tour, Wales Open, first round, at City of Newport, Wales 12:30 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nationwide Tour, Melwood Prince Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s County Open, first round, at College Park, Md. 3 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, The Memorial, first round, at Dublin, Ohio NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ABC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Playoffs, finals, game 1, teams TBD TENNIS 8 a.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; French Open, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinals, at Paris

400k, at Fort Worth, Texas BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Card TBA COLLEGE SOFTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 5, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 6, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City GOLF 10:30 a.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; European PGA Tour, Wales Open, second round, at City of Newport, Wales 12:30 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nationwide Tour, Melwood Prince Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s County Open, second round, at College Park, Md. 3 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, The Memorial, second round, at Dublin, Ohio 6:30 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Champions Tour, Principal Charity Classic, first round, at West Des Moines, Iowa (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. WGN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chicago Cubs at Houston NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. VERSUS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Playoffs, finals, game 4, Chicago at Philadelphia TENNIS 11 a.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; French Open, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinals, at Paris (same-day tape) Saturday, June 5 AUTO RACING 10 a.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500, at Long Pond, Pa. 11 a.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Sprint Cup, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Hour Series,â&#x20AC;? final practice for Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500, at Long Pond, Pa. 2 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rolex Sports Car Series, Six Hours of The Glen, start of race, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. 4 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ARCA, Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200, at Long Pond, Pa. (same-day tape) 5:30 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Federated Auto Parts 300, at Lebanon, Tenn. (sameday tape) 6 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rolex Sports Car Series, Six Hours of The Glen, finish of race, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. 8 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Federated Auto Parts 300, at Lebanon, Tenn. VERSUS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; IRL, Firestone 550K, at Fort Worth, Texas 11 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NHRA, qualifying for United Association Route 66 Nationals, at Joliet, Ill. (sameday tape) BOXING 10:15 p.m. HBO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Junior middleweights, Vanes Martirosyan (27-0-0) vs. Joe Greene (22-0-0); champion Yuri Foreman (28-0-0) vs. Miguel Cotto (34-2-0), for WBA junior middleweight title, at New York

COLLEGE SOFTBALL Noon ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 7, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 8, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 7 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 9, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 10, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City GOLF 9 a.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; European PGA Tour, Wales Open, third round, at City of Newport, Wales 12:30 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, The Memorial, third round, at Dublin, Ohio 2:30 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nationwide Tour, Melwood Prince Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s County Open, third round, at College Park, Md. 3 p.m. CBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, The Memorial, third round, at Dublin, Ohio 6:30 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Champions Tour, Principal Charity Classic, second round, at West Des Moines, Iowa (same-day tape) HORSE RACING Noon ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NTRA, Belmont Stakes undercard, at Elmont, N.Y. 5 p.m. ABC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NTRA, Belmont Stakes, at Elmont, N.Y. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m. FOX â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Regional coverage, Florida at N.Y. Mets, Milwaukee at St. Louis, or L.A. Angels at Seattle 7 p.m. WGN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cleveland at Chicago White Sox MOTORSPORTS 9 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; AMA Pro Motocross 450, at Wortham, Texas (sameday tape) 10 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; AMA Pro Racing, at Elkhart Lake, Wis. (same-day tape) 12 Mid. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; AMA Pro Motocross 250, at Wortham, Texas (sameday tape) RUGBY 4 p.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sevens Collegiate Championship Invitational, pool play, San Diego St. vs. Tennessee; Army vs. Navy; California vs. Dartmouth; Ohio St. vs. Penn St., at Columbus, Ohio SOCCER 8:30 a.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national teams, exhibition, U.S. vs. Australia, at Roodepoort, South Africa TENNIS 9 a.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; French Open, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship match and menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doubles championship match, at Paris

Long Pond, Pa. 4 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NHRA, United Association Route 66 Nationals, final eliminations, at Joliet, Ill. (same-day tape) AVP VOLLEYBALL 2 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Huntington Beach Open, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship match, at Huntington Beach, Calif. 4 p.m. ABC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Huntington Beach Open, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship match, at Huntington Beach, Calif. COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 11, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 3:30 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 12, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 7 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 13, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City (if necessary) 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; World Series, game 14, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City (if necessary) CYCLING 1:30 p.m. VERSUS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Philadelphia International Championship 3 p.m. VERSUS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dauphine Libere, prologue, at Evian-les-Bains, France (same-day tape) GOLF 11 a.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, The Memorial, final round, at Dublin, Ohio 1:30 p.m. CBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, The Memorial, final round, at Dublin, Ohio TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nationwide Tour, Melwood Prince Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s County Open, final round, at College Park, Md. 4 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; European PGA Tour, Wales Open, final round, at City of Newport, Wales (same-day tape) 7 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Champions Tour, Principal Charity Classic, final round, at West Des Moines, Iowa (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; N.Y. Yankees at Toronto 2 p.m. WGN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chicago Cubs at Houston 8 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Milwaukee at St. Louis MOTORSPORTS 8 a.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; MotoGP World Championship, Italian Grand Prix, at Mugello, Italy5 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; MotoGP Moto2, Italian Grand Prix, at Mugello, Italy (same-day tape) 11 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; AMA Pro Racing, at Elkhart Lake, Wis. (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m.

ABC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Playoffs, finals, game 2, teams TBD NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Playoffs, finals, game 5, Philadelphia at Chicago (if necessary) RUGBY 4 p.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sevens Collegiate Championship Invitational, championship game, teams TBD, at Columbus, Ohio TENNIS 9 a.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; French Open, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship match, at Paris

MLB National League East Division W L Pct GB Philly 26 19 .578 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlanta 24 22 .522 2 1/2 Florida 24 23 .511 3 New York 24 23 .511 3 Washington 24 23 .511 3 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 27 20 .574 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; St. Louis 26 21 .553 1 Chicago 22 25 .468 5 Pittsburgh 20 27 .426 7 Milwaukee 18 28 .391 8 1/2 Houston 16 30 .348 10 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB San Diego 28 18 .609 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; LAD 26 20 .565 2 Colorado 24 22 .522 4 SF 23 22 .511 4 1/2 Arizona 20 27 .426 8 1/2

St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 4:10 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Washington at San Diego, 8:35 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct Tampa Bay 32 15 .681 New York 28 18 .609 Boston 27 21 .563 Toronto 27 22 .551 Baltimore 15 32 .319 Central Division W L Pct Minnesota 26 20 .565 Detroit 25 21 .543 Chicago 20 26 .435 Kansas City 19 28 .404 Cleveland 17 28 .378 West Division W L Pct Texas 26 21 .553 Oakland 24 23 .511 Los Angeles 23 26 .469 Seattle 18 28 .391

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Questions raised about ‘Ardi’ as man’s ancestor

Associated Press

A sign protesting the oil spill and BP is shown in Grand Isle, La., on Thursday.

NEW YORK (AP) — Last fall, a fossil skeleton named “Ardi” shook up the field of human evolution. Now, some scientists are raising doubts about what exactly the creature from Ethiopia was and what kind of landscape it inhabited. New critiques question whether Ardi really belongs on the human branch of the evolutionary tree, and whether it really lived in woodlands. That second question has implications for theories about what kind of environment spurred early human evolution. The new work is being published by the journal Science, which last year declared the original presentation of the 4.4 millionyear-old fossil to be the magazine’s break-

through of the year. Ardi, short for Ardipithecus ramidus, is a million years older than the famous “Lucy” fossil. Last October, it was hailed as a window on early human evolution. Researchers concluded that “Ardi” walked upright rather than on its knuckles like chimps, for example, and that it lived in woodlands rather than open grasslands. It didn’t look much like today’s chimps, our closest living relatives, even though it was closer than Lucy to the common ancestor of humans and chimps. Such questioning isn’t unusual; big scientific discoveries are typically greeted that way.

Gulf leak eclipses Valdez as worst U.S. spill ever By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer COVINGTON, La. — BP’s attempt to choke off the gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico appeared to be making some progress, officials said Thursday as dire new government estimates showed the disaster has easily eclipsed the Exxon Valdez as the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. As the world waited to see whether the “top kill” would work, President Barack Obama announced major new restrictions on drilling projects, and the head of the federal agency that regulates the industry resigned under pressure, becoming the highest-ranking political casualty of the crisis so far. BP started shooting heavy drilling mud into the blownout well 5,000 feet underwater on Wednesday afternoon.

Tensions rise on Korean peninsula SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military tension on the Korean peninsula rose Thursday after North Korea threatened to attack any South Korean ships entering its waters and Seoul held anti-submarine drills in response to the March sinking of a navy vessel blamed on Pyongyang. Separately, the chief U.S. military commander in South Korea criticized the North over the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan in which 46 sailors died, telling the communist country to stop its aggressive actions. North Korean reaction was swift. The military declared it would scrap accords with the South designed to prevent armed clashes at their maritime border, including the cutting of a military hot line, and warned of “prompt physical strikes” if any South Korean ships enter what the North says are its waters in a disputed area off the west coast of the peninsula. A multinational team of investigators said May 20 that a North Korean torpedo sank the 1,200-ton ship.

It was the latest in a string of attempts to stop the oil that has been spewing for five weeks, since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank off the coast of Louisiana. Eleven workers were killed in the accident. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Tony Russell said the mud was stopping some oil and gas but had a way to go before it was declared a success. BP said it should know by the end of the day whether it worked. If the procedure works, BP will inject cement into the well to seal it permanently. If it doesn’t, the company has a number of backup plans. Either way, crews will continue to drill two relief wells, considered the only surefire way to stop the leak. A top kill has never been attempted before so deep underwater. The stakes were higher

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by a panel of culinary professionals to choose a determined number of recipes for the cookbook. 8. A number of select recipes from each category will be chosen to compete for fi rst-, second- and third-place honors. Submitters of the chosen recipes will be contacted and asked to bring their recipe to a taste-testing and photo session. 9. Those who cannot be reached or are unable to attend the taste-testing will forfeit, and an alternate recipe will be chosen. 10. Photographs for use in the cookbook will be taken at the taste-testing and the recipes will be judged by a panel of culinary professionals. Their decisions will be based on appearance, taste and ease of preparation. 11. Winners will be announced shortly before publication of the cookbook in late October. Depending on placement, winners will receive a certain number of cookbooks.

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A rt s & E n tertai n m e n t Editor’s Note: The Arts/Entertainment calendar is printed as space permits. Events within a two-hour drive will be considered. To place an item phone (865) 428-0748, ext. 215, or e-mail to Items may be faxed to 453-4913. n

Local Entertainment

Glenn Miller Orchestra

8 p.m. today at Country Tonite; tickets $30, 453-2003,

Roy Clark

8 p.m. June 18 at Country Tonite, with Lulu Roman; tickets $30, 4532003,

John Celestin, Peggy Smith

7 p.m. June 25 at Gatlinburg First United Methodist Church, with classical music and traditional jazz; free admission


Regional Entertainment

Diana Ross

8 p.m. Wednesday at Tennessee Theatre; tickets $81, $109.50, (865) 656-4444,

Barenaked Ladies

8 p.m. Thursday at Tennessee Theatre; tickets $44.50, (865) 6564444,

Blues Traveler

6 p.m. Thursday with The Dirty Guv’nahs at Sundown in the City on Market Square in downtown Knoxville; free admission, www.

Lee Greenwood

8 p.m. June 5 at Knoxville Coliseum with The Van Lears, benefiting the Knoxville Fire Fighters Association; tickets $25, (865) 546-9628, www.

Dark Hollow Band

8 p.m. June 5 at Bijou Theatre; tickets $12, (865) 656-4444,


Local Festivals/Events


Friday-Sunday at Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center

Dumplin Valley June Fest

June 10-12, 525 East Dumpling Valley Road; tickets $25-$85, 397-7942, www.

Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival

June 10-12 in Pigeon Forge; 4538574,


Regional Festivals/Events

Statehood Day

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Governor John Sevier Historic Site, 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville; free, (865) 573-5508,

Smoky Mountain Pottery Festival

Noon to 5 p.m. June 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 5 at Townsend Visitors Center, with featured artist Cynthia Bringle; free admission, (800) 5256384,

Today’s Woman Expo

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 12 at Anderson County High School in Clinton; two-day advance tickets $4, at door $3, $5; (865) 4572559.


Local Arts/Exhibits

Artists-in-Residence Collection

May 28-July 10 at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Loggia Gallery; 4365860,,


Regional Arts/Exhibits

Art Market Gallery

Through Saturday at Art Market Gallery of Knoxville, featuring work of Zophia Kneiss and Marily Avery Turner; (865) 525-5265, www.artmarketgallery

Watercolor Society Showing

Through June 11 at Fountain City Art Center, featuring work of members of the Knoxville Watercolor Society, opening reception 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 14, free and open to the public; (865) 357-2787

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Crew members from the film “Ace Wonder: Message From a Dead Man” laugh at Gator Moore as he makes faces through a magnifying glass during a break in filming.

Lights, Camera, Action Movie wraps up filming in county By GAIL CRUTCHFIELD Community Editor WEARS VALLEY — There’s a mystery surrounding Wears Valley Ranch, but it’s expected to be wrapped up any day now. The “mystery” is the film being shot in part at the Christian-based residential program and school, where the crew has built an elaborate tree house set that will become a permanent fixture and reminder after filming concludes Saturday. “Ace Wonder: Message From a Dead Man” is the name of the movie written and directed by John Moore of Kaufman, Texas. “The film’s a mystery/adventure,” Moore said. “Of course it’s a family film, so it’s got all the nice little blends of comedy and intrigue and some good old-fashioned family drama.” The story revolves around the character of Gator Moore, played by Moore’s younger brother of the same name. (In fact, all of the characters in the film use their real names as their character names.) Gator is a pre-teen who is also an aspiring novelist. “Ace Wonder is a fictional character created by Gator Moore,” John Moore said. “He envisions himself being this detective Ace Wonder, and he’s writing novels about the exploits of his fictional character. He has a lot of goals and ambitions and he’s trying to prove himself in the world as both a detective and as a writer.” Some “very strange circumstances” lead Gator to investigate the mysterious death of an old man, but first Gator must gain the trust of the man’s family in order to look further into the death. “First, he’s not welcomed into this family, but he slowly proves himself as a detective and wins over the confidence of Derek (the dead man’s grandson), who lets him investigate the family mystery,” Moore said. The theme of the film, Moore said, is to teach families not to take each other for granted and for parents to build a lasting relationship with their children based on more than familial bonds. “I think the message of the Ace Wonder film is there’s more than just a physical inheritance that’s passed on from generation to generation,” he said. “Parents take it for granted that their children love them, because they love their children, but it doesn’t necessarily automatically go both ways. And we’ve got a nation of drifters today that don’t really try to inherit the spiritual legacy

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Scenes from “Ace Wonder: Message From a Dead Man” are filmed at the tree house set built on location at Wears Valley Ranch.

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Gator Moore makes faces into a magnifying glass during a break in filming of “Ace Wonder: Message From a Dead Man” at Wears Valley Ranch.

to me is to be able to work with family, and yet the film industry is know for being notoriously hard on family n relationships simply because of the n long hours and nobody’s able to work together,” Moore said. “We structured this film in such a way that we would of their parents. So I think the message be working together consistently and is to invest in your children and to real- long hours. I know a lot of people would ly try to win them, tie their heart strings be afraid of working that many hours under stressful circumstances with their to you and to not take for granted that family, but it’s been a real blessing; relationship.” we’ve had just a wonderful time.” The Moore family seems to live that Part of the wonder for them is the message, with many members working scenery. When doing Internet searches on the film. for possible locations, Moore said he Along with Moore as the writer and kept returning to East Tennessee. director and Gator as the lead actor, “I started finding consistently the their father is a producer, their mother imagery I was looking for was availhelped with writing and a few other able in eastern Tennessee,” Moore said. siblings are also in the film. Two other “East Tennessee is absolutely beautiful. actors, Jeff and Derek Moreland, are father and son, and there are also other It’s stunning and it’s so refreshing to be able to film where anywhere you point sets of brothers and sisters working in the crew. See Movie, Page B4 “Something that’s really important

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Et Cetera Showing at Reel Theatres’ Movies on the Parkway in Sevierville. For show times, call 453-9055. *Prince of Persia: The Sand of Time (PG-13) — Stars Jack Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arteton. A rouge prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time — a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. *Sex & The City 2 (R) — Stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall. The girls are off on a glamorous, sun-drenched adventure that whisks them away from New York to one of the most luxurious, exotic and vivid places on earth, where the party never ends and there’s something mysterious around every corner. Shrek Forever After (2D) (PG) — Stars the voice talents of Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz. A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he’s duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away — where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted and he and Fiona have never met — he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love. Robin Hood (PG-13) — Stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. The story of an archer in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion who fights against Norman invaders and becomes the legendary hero known as Robin Hood. Letters to Juliet (PG) — Stars Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave. A young American travels to the city of Verona, home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of Romeo and Juliet fame and joins a group of volunteers who respond to letters to Juliet seeking advice about love. Iron Man 2 (PG-13) — Stars Robert Downey Jr.,

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Shamrock on Reagan Dr., in Gatlinburg; acoustic duo New Rain performs 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday.

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Ryan McCaffrey, equestrian director at Wears Valley Ranch, recently held a riding instructor certification clinic. The ranch provides a program that includes time spent with horses as part of a child’s recovery therapy.

Wears Valley Ranch hosts clinic for riding instructors Submitted Report

WEARS VALLEY — Ryan McCaffrey, equestrian director for Wears Valley Ranch, recently hosted a clinic put on by the Certified Horsemanship Association at the ranch’s facilities on Lyon Springs Road. Some 10 instructors took part in the sessions. Training consisted of teaching mock group horsemanship lessons. After each lesson, the other participants would evaluate the lesson before staff would offer a review. Every participant learned at least one new thing they could incorporate into their programs at home. At Wears Valley Ranch, the equine program is designed to offer a fun activity for children who come from families in crisis. The program is tailored to include time with the horses as part of the child’s recovery therapy. McCaffrey is a certified riding instructor. Most of his previous employment was in

year-round camp settings. Wanting a longer-term mentoring role with children, he and his family moved to Wears Valley Ranch. “We have been so blessed to be a part of Wears Valley Ranch. Having students come to the barn for weekly riding lessons is so much fun. Many of them progress from never having ridden and being quite scared, to being able to walk, trot, canter, and even jump. Beyond that, they grow so much personally that it is a privilege to be a part of the bigger things the Lord is doing in their lives,” said McCaffrey. Many residents arriving at Wears Valley Ranch have never seen a horse

other than in books or TV. Harley came to the ranch as a 9-year-old. He has since ridden horses and is working toward his Boy Scout horsemanship merit badge. “I have learned not to be scared. I am more confident being around the horses and riding them,” he said. The horse program has several needs ranging from the cost of having hay cut, to a three-point hitch sprayer with boom arms and a spray gun, to quality tack. To assist, call 429-5437. Wears Valley Ranch is operated strictly from donations, with no debt or government assistance. Visit for more details.


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Seventeen area students were recently honored by the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club as its 2010 scholarship winners at the annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club scholarship luncheon.

Forge Rotary provides 17 scholarships Submitted Report Seventeen area students were recently honored by the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club as its 2010 scholarship winners. They received their awards at the annual Rotary scholarship lun-

cheon. The students were chosen based on their academic achievement and scholarship essay, as well as how they have demonstrated leadership in school and the community. The recipients are Autumn Bland, Ryan

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Gatlinburg-Pittman High School students experienced Government Day with city officials.

GPHS students run city government for a day Submitted report GATLINBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The city hosted its 32nd annual Government Day recently. The top academic achievers in the junior class at GatlinburgPittman High School are treated each May to a day experiencing government in Gatlinburg, including a decision-making exercise, a mock city council meeting, a visit to a city department and lunch at Calhounâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Vice Mayor Mike Helton, Commissioner Mark McCown, City Manager Cindy Cameron Ogle and Recreation Director Marty Nicely led the activities. The students invited to participate in Government Day: Kevin Alana, Cameron Allen, Austin Auclair, Blake Baker, Connor Dixon, Landon Dixon, Morgan Dodgen, Ronald


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Funeral Home, and in Pigeon Forge, Harriman, Knoxville and Jefferson City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been great,â&#x20AC;? Gundersen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously East Tennessee is completely gorgeous. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from Texas so everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flat there. The mountains have been amazing and the locations that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been getting have been really, really great.â&#x20AC;? Gundersen said they did plan to shoot some scenes in Texas, but after a little bit of scouting found everything they needed in Tennessee. He also agreed their association with Wears Valley Ranch was great. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These guys have been an amazing blessing,â&#x20AC;?

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R e a l E s t a t e Tr a n s f e r s District 1 Daniel Hellman and Prestige Land Development Inc., to Larry and Lynne Wilder for $176,124.64 for two tracts in District 1 Shellie Wallace and Denise Jacobson to CitiMortgage Inc., for $64,600 for 0.348 acres, Jones Cove Road Robin and Betty Brunder to Carla and John Wolf Jr. for $85,000 for lot J, Forest Trails Development

District 2 Petra Finance LLC, Vantium Capital Inc. and Acqura Loan Services to Hyrom Howell for $260,000 for lot 3, Trentham Property Margaret Czajkowski to Robert and Geraldine Valosik for $199,000 for lot 36, Whaley property

District 3 Barry and Deborah Kirk to Spencer and Marshil Locklear for $140,000 for lot 3R, Bear Country Hideaway

District 4 Edward Shultz, Betty and Nolan White Jr. to Mountain Commerce Bank for $210,000 for lot 17, The Oaks Jared and Janna Willson to Tara Benger for $98,000 for property at Cypress Court, Building 8 Orsa Everhart to John and Susan West for 294,000 for lot 2, Hickory Hills Estates Selma Roach to Robert Penny for $299,999 for lot 12, Belle Meadows

District 5 Brittney Davis and Charles Ferguson to Lesster and Linda Horne for $102,500 for lot 29, Highland Park Addition Sheila Matthews and Mary Ann Yoakum to Darrell Keene for $90,000 for 0.4860 acres, Cherry Street Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association, Shapiro & Kirsch to Marta Medlyn for $180,000 for unit 253, Riverstone Resort Condominium Crossville RV Inc. to Smith Family Partnership, D.R Smith Jr., Brenda, Summer and Dustin Blue Smith, Misty and Kevin Hedrick for $370,500 for lots 17 and 18, Dell at Hidden Mountain Resort Evan Hauser, R. Patrick and Joi Harrell to Eastman Credit Union for $300,000 for lot 8, 9 and 10, George W. Wynn Property Mountcastle Properties Inc to Joseph and Kathy Scarpa for $199,970 for lot 127, unit 4, phase 3, Sherwood Forest

District 6

36, Clearfork Everett Hixson, Raquel Savage and Percy Savage to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company for $105,705 for property on Wears Valley Road Randall and Tammy Haney to Kevin and Christine New for $300,000 for lot 29, Misty Shadows Gerald Dost to Richard and Connie Reinart for $300,000 for lot 10, phase I, Mockingbird Hill Lawrence and Amy Thomas to Stacy and Mary Lawson for $289,000 for lot 6, Millers Creek

District 7 Diane Walker to Todd and Terri Frazier for $115,000 for lots 50, 51 and 52, Scarborough Place

District 8 Ramon and Carmen Sardinas to Jan and Teresa Lindbert for $30,000 for lot 2, Phase I, River Cliff Meadows Mark Rueter to Andrew and Helen Tymocz for $151,500 for lot 11, Lakeland Hills Richard and Nancy Hopkins to Lyle and Jennifer Springer for $166,400 for lots 35 and 37, Grandview Estates

District 9 Shapiro & Kirsch LLP, Christopher and Vickie Smith to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company for $116,000 for lot 65, Unit 2, Eagle Den HUD to Robert Johnson for $100,000 for lot 4, Gus D Fox Farm Ashley Kremblas to Kyle and Lakyn Williamson for $139,900 for lot 13, Emerts Crossing Kristi Browning to Erik and Sarah Griffith for $149,900 for lot 9, Emerts Crossing

District 12 Douglas and Vicki Mallory to Robert and Cassie Gervin for $61,500 for lot 13, Tomahawk Hills

District 13 Ross B. Summitt and

Legacy Homes LLC to Sevier County Bank for the following: n $270,000 for lot 86, Unit 1, Legacy Mountain n $270,000 for lot 68R, Unit 1, Legacy Mountain n $245,000 for lot 97, Unit 1, Legacy Mountain Shellie Wallace and Johnny Whaley to Homesales Inc. for $88,978.50 for 0.760 acres, Birds Creek Road Bruce and Linda Greene to Maria and Arturo Cea for $159,900 for lot 25, Smokey Ridge II

District 14 Citizens National Bank to Cole and Katie Young for $15,000 for lots 28 and 29, Big Chiefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Point Shellie Wallace and Danny Fugate to Deutsche Bank National Trust for $118,150 for lot 12, River Vista Kelly Hunt, Matthew Fisher and Timothy Fisher to Darrell Garland for $130,000 for lot 1, Boyds

District 15 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Freddie Mac, National Default REO Services and First American Closing Services to Gloria Adams for $55,331 for 1.00 acre, Lane Hollow Road

MCC TN LLC, Janice and Robert Quatro to J. P. Morgan Chase Bank for $178,560 for lot 69, Brothers Cove Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association to Vickie and Farley Shaw for $135,000 for lot 88, Hidden Mountain View Number One Wears Valley Developers LLC to Clifton Dyer for $135,000 for lot 34, Gold Leaf Mountain Estates Shapiro & Kirsch LLP, Thiphachan Harrison and James Murray to Wells Fargo Bank and Doundview Home Loan Trust for $91,875 for lot 2, Shagbark

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Ralph Pannell to Anthony Nataro for $25,000 for lot 242, Outdoor Resorts at Gatlinburg Gary Makey to Dakat Properties LLC for $160,000 for lot E2 Latta Plat Number 2 and lot 8, Webb Creek No. 1

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David Sledge to Carla and Robert Pawlowski for $159,000 for lot 2, Mountain Acres Estate Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association, Wilson and Associates to Benjamin Rice for $126,900 for lots 930 and 931, Sky Harbor Tennessee State Bank to Thomas and Kathy Freeberg for $135,900 for unit 18, Phase 1, Forest Springs Development Sykes & Wynn PLLC, Roger and Barbara Simmons to Tennessee State Bank for $17,000 for lot 199, Sky Harbor

Troy Lee Holt II to Troy Holt for $186,000 for 52.57 acres in District 10 Shellie Wallace and Michael Vaughn to Chase Home Finance LLC for $82,387.50 for lot 3, David and Darnell Vaughn property HUD to Shelley Cameron for $160,200 for one acre, Highway 411 Shellie Wallace and Daniel McGraw to CitiMortgage Inc. for $57,653 for lot 19, Hunters Ridge

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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 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

Friday, May 28 Barbecue/Bake Sale

Barbecue/bake sale noon-6 p.m. at Rescue Squad. $5. Proceeds benefit family of Emmett Tabor who died March 19. 696-9857.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 11 a.m.-6 p.m., inside Grand Resort Hotel, Pigeon Forge.

Church Yard Sale

Yard sale for Burchfield Memorial Methodist Church youth, 8 a.m. at Sammy’s Auto Parts on Newport Highway May 28-29. Church youth selling hot dogs and baked goods.

7 p.m. with The Nickell Family and The Camerons.

Rummage Sale

Benefit rummage sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside RV Park, 4280 Boyds Creek Highway. All proceeds benefit the mission group’s orphanage in Honduras. 4537299.

Sunday, May 30 Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Grand Resort Hotel, Pigeon Forge.

Boyds Creek Singing

Boyds Creek Baptist Church monthly service in song 7 p.m. with Faith Trio.

Sunday Night Alive

Gatlinburg First UMC, 6 p.m., fellowship of contemporary music and worship followed by meal. 436-4691.

Thunder Memorial

Banner Baptist

Donations needed for upkeep of cemetery. Send to Banner Baptist Cemetery, c/o James “Lum” Ownby, 1423 Goose Gap Road, Sevierville 37876.

Mountain View Revival

Tent revival 7 p.m. today then daily at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Mountain View Baptist Church, 1406 Walt Price Road, Sevierville. Evangelist Lynn Martin from Louisiana.

Pilgrim’s Covenant

Pilgrims Covenant Church worship service 2 p.m., American Legion building, Sevierville. 366-0001.

Monday, May 31 Hot Meals

Hot Meals For Hungry Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist Church, Pigeon Forge. Sponsored by SMARM.

Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride opening ceremony 10 a.m. at courthouse; ride at 11 to Grainger County veterans overlook.

Yard Sale

Glades Singing

Glades Lebanon Baptist Church benefit singing 7 p.m., 820 E. Highland Drive, with Parton Family, Everett Ball, others. Proceeds to Cancer Society. 436-3970 or 640-0654.

Medic blood drives: n 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Big Lots, Sevierville, 3224 West Main Street. Bloodmobile n 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food City, Seymour, 11503 Chapman Highway. Bloodmobile.

Spaghetti dinner 6 p.m, at Rescue Squad. Proceeds benefit Carol Deleeuw for medical bills. Adults $7, children under 12 $4.

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Bethany Baptist Church revival 6:30 p.m. with Michael Allen and Bob Zavattiieri.

Saturday, May 29 Rummage Sale

Seymour UMC youth rummage sale. Bring donations to church. 573-9711 or for details.

Spaghetti Dinner

Cummings Chapel cemetery decoration. Donations for upkeep accepted.

Gists Creek Baptist Church singing 6 p.m. with The Partons.

Bethany Revival

Burchfield Memorial Church yard sale 8 a.m., Hillbilly Landscaping, Highway 411.

Garlands of Grace Bible study for women, 10 a.m., Seymour Heights Christian Church, 436-0313.

Tuesday, June 1 Alzheimer’s Support Alzheimer’s support group meets 6 p.m. at

McMahan Baptist Church singing 7 p.m. 110 Henderson Avenue, Sevierville. Gospel singing at Covemont Baptist Church, Wears Valley, 7 p.m. with Three for Thee and others.

Red Bank Baptist

Red Bank Baptist Church, Newport Highway, singing

1219 East Parkway. Bloodmobile.

New Center Rockets

Pilgrim’s Covenant

New Center Rockets football spring practice 6 p.m. at school. Practices Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 6405344.

Pilgrim’s Covenant Church youth group trip to Cades Cove. 366-0001.

Kindness Counts

Middle Creek UMC

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Wednesday, June 2 Worship services 6:30 p.m., Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge. 216-2066.

Blood Drive

Scrapbook Club meets 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5:3010 p.m. Whispering Winds Scrapbook retreat off Snapp Road. 429-3721.

Medic blood drive 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Murphy’s Chapel, 1569 Promise Way, Sevierville.

Women’s Bible Study

Youth/Women’s Ministries

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

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a..-6 p.m. Food City, Gatlinburg,

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McMahan Singing

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Pilgrim’s Covenant Church youth and women’s ministries meets 7 p.m., American Legion, Sevierville. 366-0001.

Thursday, June 3 Library Movies

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p.m., Anna Porter Library, Gatlinburg. Free; bring popcorn and soft drinks. 436-5588.

Right To Life

Sevier County Right To Life meets at 5:30 p.m. in Pigeon Forge Library. Karen Black Mercer, who counsels women considering abortions, will speak. 908-2689.

Gatlinburg Garden Club

Gatlinburg Garden Club meets 1 p.m. at Gatlinburg Community Center. Program: Installation of officers and awarding of scholarship.

Democratic Party

Sevier County Democratic Party meets at 7 p.m. at courthouse.

Women’s Bible Study

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

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Sale at public auction will be on J une 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Larry W. Reece, an unmarried man, to Candy Burke-Robertson, Trustee, on April 12, 2001 at Book 1219, Page 763 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Owner of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as purchaser of the loans and other assets of Washington Mutual Bank, formerly known as Washington Mutual Bank, FA (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Savings Bankâ&#x20AC;?) from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, acting as receiver for the Savings Bank and pursuant to its authority under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. Ă&#x; 1821(d) 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: Tract 4, Unit B of Cove Mountain Resorts, a Planned Unit Development, as shown on a plat map of record in Map Book 28, at Page 131, in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which map specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description.

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2 BR / 1 BA $585/mo.

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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. $695 month. Year lease. Call 865-453-5396.


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Call (865) 436-3565

Kodak: Spacious 2BR/2BA 2 car garage No pets. 1 yr lease. $800 mth/$550 dep.


Gatlinburg Rooms for Rent

Spring Special Creek Place Eff. Studio w/ Util. $100-$145 Weekly/ Monthly. Clean, Trolley Route. 436-2115 or 865-567-9232


2BR/2BA for rent on private lot. References required. 865-429-7149 or 865-654-8687.

3BR/ 2BA with appliances. W/D conn. NO Pets. Quiet area. $650mth. $550. dam. dep. Call after 6pm 908-1272. Mobile Home, Kodak, 2BR, 2BA on horse farm, no pets. $500/mo. 865933-8046.

Sevierville 2+1 Dwide $500. Plus Dep. NO PETS. Ref. Call 933-6544.

3BR/2BA Sev. Peace & quiet. 2 miles from Courthouse. No steps. DBL garage, Ex-clean. No Pets. No smoking.

2BR 2BA Furnished fp, hot tub, jaccuzi, private. Mtn view. $750 mth/dep. 453-6547

3BR 2BA house includes W/D. 10 miles east of Gatlinburg. $725 Call 865-436-0144 or 239-826-5303

$850 mth. 453-0205

Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek. Fully furnished. Utilities included. $200 & $225 wk. 850-2487

Executive Home 3 BR 2 car garage Wears Valley Call (865) 607-4792

Gatlinburg 2BR/1BA in City W/D hook up, $650 per mth. $200 Damage dep.1st + Last. Call Bula 556-5971

DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE Cute 2BR/1BA walking distance to school. $800/mo. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $800/dep.


KODAK 3BR/2BA Double Wide. New carpet, stove, fridge, W/D hkps. $750.00 865-429-4470

CONDO FOR RENT 1 BR Furnished, W/D, incl. water, cable, WIFI, local phone, indoor/outdoor pool

$695/mo. + dep.

865-908-1342 New Furn 2BR/2BA, on Pkwy, pool, elec, water, cable, wifi, $1100mth. 423-838-3303. 698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

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Street Address: 1109 Annes Road #6 (per Deed of Trust) 1110 Annes Road U4 (per Property Assessor) Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Current Owner(s) of Property: Larry W. Reece The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1109 Annes Road #6 (per Deed of Trust), 1110 Annes Road U4 (per Property Assessor), Gatlinburg, TN 37738, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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Sev/New Center 2bd/2ba $900/mo.. $900/sec dep. Sevierville 4bd/3ba $1200/mo.. $1200/sec dep. Sevierville 3bd/3 ba $1200/mo.. $1200/sec dep. Seymour 3bd/2 ba $1200/mo.. $1200/sec dep. Sev/New Center 3bd/2 b a $600/mo..$600/sec .dep. email us at:



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Sevierville 3/2 rancher w/central heat/air, 2 car garage on 1 acre. $850 mth Lease & security No pets. 453-9185 or 4054130

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

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LeConte Landing, FSBO. Reduced. 3BR 2BA, Very Desirable location. 865-414-0117. Rental house for sale, 3BR/2BA. Has monthly rental income. $99,000. Call 865-388-5455 for more info. 711 CONDOS FOR SALE Affordable Fully Furnished Mtn condos for sale 1 & 2BR units available. Live in year round or put on rental program. Ammenities include: pool, hot tub, tennis court, clubhouse. Asking Prices starting from $39,900 to $89,900. Chasan Realty Group. 865712-3026

712 OPEN HOUSE Open House Murphy Farms Sun 10-6pm. Tours & Refreshments. New homes starting at $139,900. Contact Don Fields 865804-3841, Melissa Fields 865-804-3842. Countryside Real Estate. 865-4283033.

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Monthly or Yearly Utilities & wiďŹ Bathhouse & Laundromat Near the Park 850-2487 837 CAMPER SALES Winn. Itasca 2007, Like new, 23.5 ft., Class B+, 15,000 mi, Mercedes Diesel, 1 slide, many extras, incl swivel pass seat, masserator sys, a dream to drive & park, $57,000. 865-5773090

943 AUTOMOBILE SALES Repo For Sale: Taking Open Bids. 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS. 4-door, Lthr Seats, Pwr Sunroof, 113,000 miles. Sale Date: June 4th, 2010 at 4pm. Bid starts at $6,999 Call 865428-4426.



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TERMS: 10% Deposit day of sale, balance due at closing within 21 days. There will be a 10% Buyers Premium added to each successful bid. Announcements made day of sale supersede any and all printed or verbal statements made by the Owners or the Auction Co. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Terms on Personal Property, cash or check day of sale. NOTICE: Under U.S. c4582 (d) the purchaser of a single family residence has a maximum of ten (10) days to conduct a risk assessment or inspection of the property for the presence of lead-based paint hazards. May 27, 2010 begins this ten (10) day period.


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Dear Annie: My daughter is 13 years old. She has a 12-year-old friend, “Tasha,” who is often left home alone, sometimes watching a younger sibling, while her mother works a secondshift job. Mom doesn’t get home until 1:00 a.m. My daughter is upset that I won’t let her sleep over at Tasha’s on the occasions when she’s by herself or watching her sibling. Apparently, her other friends are allowed to do this, but I have my doubts that these friends’ parents are aware that Tasha is alone so late. I like Tasha and her mother, but I question the parent’s judgment. Tasha has come here for sleepovers, and I allow my daughter to go to her home during the early evening, but only for a couple of hours because of the lack of supervision. Am I being too overprotective? — Concerned Mom Dear Mom: No. We’re sure Tasha is a perfectly responsible young girl, but if you would not leave your own child alone in the house until 1:00 a.m., there is no reason to allow it in someone else’s home. (There are also legal issues about children under 16 being left unsupervised.) We imagine Tasha’s mother does this because she cannot afford a sitter. It would be a great kindness if, on the days when Tasha is alone (and not taking care of her sister), you would offer to let her stay with you. Dear Annie: I’m a professional single woman in my 50s. Several of my friends are quite active on Facebook and have recently been posting photographs of parties I’ve attended, including some from many years ago. I do not wish to have

my picture posted on Facebook and have said as much. These friends are ignoring my request with replies like, “But you look so good!” and “It’s a great picture of you.” I have asked my friends to let me preview any pictures before they post them, to no avail. Am I being unreasonable? I am a very private person and am selective about sharing my life with others. What can I do? — Want My Privacy Dear Want: Not too much. You have asked these friends, nicely, to remove the pictures, and they have refused. They should respect your wishes not to have your face plastered on their pages, but they don’t care. You have the option of indicating your displeasure in more forceful terms (becoming angry, not attending any future parties, un-friending them in cyberspace or in reality), or you can accept that this is the price you pay for having clueless, inconsiderate friends. (You are lucky these are good pictures. Too many people post the least flattering shots they can find.) Dear Annie: “Grossed Out in the Silver State” was upset about overweight people wearing illfitting clothes that show body parts. You agreed it “isn’t pretty.” You know what else isn’t pretty? The assumption that obese people can afford new clothes. It is well known that

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poor nutrition is a class issue. Many people have trouble eating well because they cannot afford healthy, fresh ingredients, or they don’t have the time to prepare home-cooked meals. Eating right and exercising is easy when you have the time and resources, but if someone has put on extra weight and lacks the funds for a new wardrobe, one can hardly expect them to stay inside all the time. We are not guaranteed a public environment that is personally appealing. I find those who openly gawk at others to be quite unattractive, but I wouldn’t demand they stay home. — Massachusetts Dear Massachusetts: We agree that poor nutrition and insufficient funds can make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight, even though jogging around the block doesn’t require a lot of time or resources. What would help is for people to be better educated about the dangers of fast food and processed foods (which contain high levels of fat, salt and sugar), and for healthier alternatives to be cheaper to get. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

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Air Force Band performs at Old Mill

Regional Calendar Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note: The regional events calendar is printed as space permits. Notices are reserved for events happening within a three-hour drive of Sevier County. Events may appear only once. Phone 428-0748, ext. 214, or send the notice via e-mail to

June 10 Cirque Dreams Illumination

8 p.m. at Tennessee Theatre; tickets $47-$67, (865) 656-4444, www.

June 15-16 Avenue Q

7:30 p.m. at Tennessee Theatre; tickets $31-$77, (865) 656-4444,

June 17 Drive-by Truckers

6 p.m. with Eli â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paperboyâ&#x20AC;? Reed & The True Loves at Sundown in the City on Market Square in downtown Knoxville; free admission, www.

June 18 Mason Jennings

8 p.m. at Bijou Theatre; tickets $19.50, (865) 6564444,

June 26 Emmylou Harris

8 p.m. Jubilee! fundraiser at Bijou Theatre; tickets $58.50, $251.50 VIP ticket packages, (865) 656-4444,

July 6 Adam Lambert

8 p.m. at Tennessee Theatre; tickets $39.50, (865) 656-4444,

July 8 Chris Tomlin

7 p.m. at Knoxville Coliseum with Toby Mac; tickets $27.50, $32.50, (865) 215-8999,

Weird Al Yankovic

8 p.m. at Tennessee Theatre; tickets $39.50, $49.50, (865) 656-4444,

July 9


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8 p.m. at Tennessee Theatre; tickets $27, (865) 656-4444,

July 21 Mary Chapin Carpenter 8 p.m. at Bijou Theatre; tickets $41.50, (865) 6564444,

July 23 X Fest 2010

The United States Air Force Band of MidAmerica Hot Brass performed a 90-minute concert at Old Mill Square. The musicians covered songs by artists such as Credence Clearwater Revival, Ray Charles, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, the Beatles, Santana and others. After the concert they handed out CDs â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can unlock great from their tour.

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Kodak UMC offers new program Submitted Report Kodak United Methodist Church announces a new program. Celebrate Recovery is a ministry to hurting people. It is for anyone willing to open their life to healing and change. It includes regular people who are on a journey toward wholeness; seeking recovery from and celebrating Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healing. The program is aimed at persons who struggle with pain from relationships; disappointments; anger; family problems; enabling; defeating habits; job loss; stress; guilt; abuse: verbal, sexual or physical; depression; divorce; faith doubts; loss; serious illness; overeating; gambling; pornography; and substance abuse. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christcentered groups. They offer their stories as well. Each weekly meeting begins with a meal. Celebrate Recovery will be held every Thursday at Kodak United Methodist Church. Dinner is served from 5-6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery starts at 6:30. Child care and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs are available. Volunteers are also needed as shoppers, cooks, preparers, for set-up, sound and video services, musicians, vocalists and greeters. Contact Royce Pruitt at 397-5011 or the church office at 933-5996.


Tent Sale

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Scratch & dent merchandise and unclaimed layaway Name Brand manufacturers sold at 30 to 80% off retail Living Room, Bedroom, Dining Room, Recliners & Mattress Sets all priced to move fast!

Friday, Saturday and Monday are the final days of the Tent Sale and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got 2 truckloads that have just hit the building.....many recliners in time for Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day

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