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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 155 ■ June 4, 2010 ■ ■ 50 Cents


INSIDE Spotlight

June 4 - 10, 2010

On Smoky Mountain Entertainment

Jobless picture improves here

On the tube

Dianna Agron, Mark Sallling, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale and Jane Lynch star in “Glee,” which wraps up its freshman season Tuesday on Fox.

5On the tube this Tuesday Fox’s “Glee” wraps up its successful first season inside

By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer It sounds bad but it’s actually good: Sevier County is on a downward slide. For the second month in a row the local unemployment rate decreased, tumbling 3.7 percent in April from its March mark to land at 10.4 percent. While the number’s

still high, it’s exactly the same as it was a year earlier. March was the first time in many months that the current number was lower than for the same time for the previous year. While the feat wasn’t repeated in April, it’s been as rare to have a month that was even with the mark for the preceding year, based

on data provided by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Certainly there’s plenty to be desired out of April’s number, though. The 10.4 percent figure represents 5,100 local residents who are without jobs as the recession lingers, despite nationwide hints that the worst economic downturn since

the Great Depression is ebbing. That the number is going down isn’t surprising in Sevier County. That figure generally takes a big tumble as the warm weather and tourists return. Some who watch the national picture are suggesting the numbers are reflecting a higher rate than they would at any

other time because unemployment benefits have been extended several times. Usually only those collecting the government checks are counted among the out-of-work. During the current recession, though, Congress has voted multiple times to extend the number of months jobSee jobless, Page A4

5Synchronize your watches Park begins shuttles to see fireflies mate Mountain life, Page B1


Girls’ got game too County has 3 in inaugural Women’s Rocky Top League Page A8

Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press

Sevierville Aquatic Club coach Ryan Buechmer leads the class at Splash Country.

Try at record, push for safety goals of event By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

Weather Today Scattered Storms High: 88°

Tonight Scattered Storms Low: 67° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries John Ramsey, 28 John Storms, 67 Thomas Sutton, 55 Stella Cooper, 63 Margaret Holder, 42 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . A1-12 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A3 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 World . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-11 Classifieds . . . . . . . . B4-7 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8

PIGEON FORGE — Ninety-one local youngsters were part of a push to set a world record Thursday when they hit the water for some safety lessons in the wave pool at Dollywood’s Splash Country. The gathering of little paddlers was part of an effort that spanned 175 sites in nine countries. The joint aims were spreading the word about water safety and landing a place on the pages of Guinness World Records. Though an official ruling wasn’t immediately available, organizers of the local event say they achieved and exceeded their goals. Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press “We were expecting about 50 participants and we had The first lesson taught to those learning to swim is how to safely go up See safety, Page A4 and down the ladder at the wave pool.

Tea Party may be organized here By STAN VOIT Editor When Billie Jeanne Peattie attended the recent Tennessee Tea Party convention in Gatlinburg, it sparked her interest in politics and change. Now she and others are hoping that same feeling can lead to the creation of a Sevier County Tea Party branch. An organizational meeting has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the offices of Thompson-Carr, in the Reagan

Industrial Park across from Sevier County High School. “That convention was great for me,” said Peattie, who works in local government. “We learned about the Constitution and about the different amendments and the application of those amendments. We learned about the rights of states vs. the limited rights the federal government actually has. We need people to understand the issues.” Peattie said some of the leaders of the Tennessee Tea Party urged

those at the convention to go back to their communities and try to start local chapters. According to the Tea Party Patriots’ Web site, “The impetus for the Tea Party movement is excessive government spending and taxation. Our mission is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited govern-

Sevier County Tea Party What: Organizational meeting for forming such an organization n When: 10 a.m. Saturday n Where: ThompsonCarr offices in Reagan Industrial Park across from Sevier County High School n

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Family gathers on ancestor’s property


By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer

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

Photo courtesy John Saunders

Longtime Old Mill employee Emma Huskey, second from right, shows members of the Lewis family — descendants of Old Mill land owner Mordecai Lewis, who moved to Sevier County in the early 1790s — the kinds of cornmeal the mill produces.

PIGEON FORGE — Descendants of original Old Mill land owner Mordecai Lewis — from all ages and various places in the country — gathered at the site Thursday for a tour during their reunion trip. “I got the idea for this gathering a year and a half ago,” said Johnny Lewis, who lives in Nashville and coordinated the family reunion. “I retired in 2000, and that’s when I started really getting into genealogy. I joined, and I e-mailed descendants of my mother and father, getting in touch with different branches of the family. We just got deeper and deeper into the family history.” Johnny Lewis, a retired minister, was born in Missouri and lived in other places before he moved his family to Tennessee in 1976. In May 1810, Mordecai Lewis received 151 acres of the original Tennessee Land Grant No. 905, where part of The Old Mill was built. He had served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Capt. Jacob Holleman’s Company of the Virginia Dunmore County See family, Page A4

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In support of the fallen

Photos courtesy Gene Timmel

Sunday’s annual Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride attracted hundreds of motorcyclists who paid tribute to fallen military as well as civil servants who have died in the line of duty. The ride started in downtown Sevierville and proceeded out Dolly Parton Parkway to Grainger County’s Veterans Memorial, where a ceremony was conducted.

Post Honor Guard Cancer side effects focus on new program in need of support Submitted Report

Submitted Report American Legion Post 104 Honor Guard has for many years volunteered its time and resources to ensure that the sacrifices the veterans in the community made will be honored. Many hours are spent in training. Many miles are driven to cemeteries across the area. They serve regardless of the weather. Honor Guard members do not receive any compensation for their time or expenses in providing this service. With fuel prices high, this is difficult. Yet, as one member recently said, “This is a privilege I earned on D-Day on the beaches at Normandy.� In addition to funeral services, Honor Guard members participate in other ceremonies such as Veterans Day, Memorial Day, flag-raising events, reunions and conventions held in the county — sometimes as many as 20 events in a month. Until last year the Tennessee National Guard made a contribution for each funeral service, but this was cut due to budget constraints. To make a contribution to these volunteer HOnor Guard members and to assist them in their efforts, send a check to American Legion Post 104, P.O. Box 4242, Sevierville, TN 37864. Chapter 7 ,

SEVIERVILLE — The latest weapon in the fight against cancer? For women participating in the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program, the weapon of choice is a makeup brush. “Look Good ‌ Feel Betterâ€? helps women cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment by teaching them beauty tips that can help them enhance their looks and boost their self-image. The program is facilitated by licensed cosmetologists who volunteer their time. Registration is currently under way for the next “Look Good ‌ Feel Betterâ€? session in Sevier County, which will take place at 10 a.m. each Monday on the second floor of the Dolly Parton Center for Women’s


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Library hosts photo exhibition

Poppy Days held

arrests Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Submitted Report GATLINBURG — Whether it’s an image of a white horse grazing on green grass, a large eye seemingly staring out from the side of a building or a black-andwhite shot of former Beatle Paul McCartney performing in concert, photographs by Tesa Nauman tend to catch your eye. And that’s just how she likes it. This month the public can view an exhibit of Nauman’s photographs in Anna Porter Public Library. The exhibit runs through June 20. The Gatlinburg native, who has been a reporter and freelance writer since 1988, wasn’t into photography as an art form until a few years ago when she started using a digital camera. “As a reporter I had taken hundreds of photos with film cameras as part of my job. But I didn’t do much photography outside of work until I bought my first good digital camera in 2004,” Nauman said. “The ability to get instant feedback from a digital camera plus the financial advantage of not having to pay for developing and printing really got me interested in photography as a hobby.” Nauman also feared she didn’t have what photographers call “the eye” — the ability to take a well-composed photograph. “The kind of photos I took for newspapers were rather straight on and simple. Composing them was easy, but I didn’t feel I had an eye for non-journalistic photos. However, after I started shooting with the digital camera — which gave me the freedom to take thousands of shots — I soon developed an eye. “It probably sounds a bit conceited, but I knew I had improved immensely when I started comparing my photos to people I knew who had ‘the eye’ and my photos were better than theirs. Then people started telling me how good my photos were, so I knew it couldn’t all be just my ego,” she said. A dozen of Nauman’s photographs are on exhibit in the Sue Bock Cafe. They range from images of sunsets, landscapes and flowers taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to images of an eye on the Knoxville Museum of Art building and of Paul McCartney. She photographed McCartney while covering the former Beatles’ 1990 concert in Lexington, Ky. Among her favorite photos is what she calls her “visual puns” series. They include “Only THIS Can Prevent Forest Fires,” a shot of a fire hydrant sitting in the woods in front of a tree, and “Naughty Pine,” a shot of knotty pine paneling on a wall that looks as if it has the physical attributes of a naked lady’s torso.


American Legion Post 202 in Gatlinburg kicked off its annual Poppy Days recently. Junior Auxiliary members came out to help support the veterans. The Village in Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Post Office and the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Food City stores allowed use of their facilities. From left are Poppy Days helpers Jama Kennedy, fifth grade, Pi Beta Phi; Kali Davis, third grade, Sevierville Intermediate; and Alexis Valentine, third grade, Pi Beta Phi.

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.

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Bethany Baptist

Gists Creek Baptist vacation Bible school kickoff party, 4-6 p.m. 908-2770.

Bethany Baptist Church singing, 7 p.m.

Sunny View Church

Singing at Sunny View Church, 7 p.m.

912 Project

912 Project meeting 7 p.m., Sevier County Courthouse. 436-6219.

Retired Teachers


Spaghetti supper 5-6:30 p.m., auction 7 p.m. at Wearwood Elementary School. Proceeds benefit Rodger and Penny Brackins for medical bills. Adult $10; 10 and under, $5.

Waldens Creek UMC

Decoration at Walden’s Creek United Methodist cemetery. Trustees on site Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accept donations for upkeep.

JOY Club

Just Older Youth Club meets at 10:30 a.m. for bingo; 11:30 for covered dish lunch, Pigeon Forge Community Center. 4297373.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a.m-6 p.m. Food City in Kodak.

Canning & Freezing

Food preserving class, canning and freezing, 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; $25. Deadline to register June

Sevier County Retired Teachers meets at 11:30, Damon’s. Program includes memorial service for teachers who have died.

Saturday, June 5 Radio Class

Sevier County Emergency Radio Service technician class 9:30-5 p.m., EOC office on Bruce Street. Testing to follow. 314-0899 or e-mail to n4jtq@livecom.

Live-It Yard Sale

Live-It Ministry yard sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 707 W. Main Street (formerly The Gathering). All proceeds benefit the ministry’s local projects. 604-4088.

Gists Creek Baptist

Burchfield Memorial

Burchfield Memorial Church yard sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the little red house on 2024 Newport Highway.

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u Tommy Lynn Campbell, 20, of Newport was charged June 3 with aggravated burglary and was being held. u Brandon Deluca, 20, of Melbourne, Fla., was being held for violation of probation. u Justin Thomas Deluca, 20, of Melbourne, Fla., was being held for violation of probation. u Thomas Walter Gonzalez, 19, of 143 Red Bud Lane, Sevierville, was charged June 3 with simple possession of marijuana and was being held. u Kimberly Shyan Gudger, 19, of Newport was charged June 3 eith agravated burglary and was being held. u Daniel Vincent Hodges, 19, of 648 Lane Hollow Road, Sevierville, was charged with underage consumption of alcohol and was released. u James Connor Keith, 46, of 2546 Newport Highway, Sevierville, was charged with physical child abuse and was released. u Brandon Douglas Little, 27, of Strawberry Plains was charged June 2 on a capias misdemeanor warrant and was released. u Melissa Jean Marchetta, 40, of

Knoxville was charged June 2 with DUI and simple possession and was released. u Sammy Ray Miller Jr., 40, of Lutrell was being held for being a fugitive from justice and for public intoxication. u Donnie Lee Moore, 56, of Knoxville was being held for violation of probation. u Curtis Parks, 32, of 218 Henderson Ave. Apt. 3, Sevierville, was charged June 3 with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault and was being held on $100,000 bond. u Richard Benjamin Parton, 27, of 1240 Kings Branch Road, Sevierville, was charged June 2 with driving on a suspended license and was released. u John Lee Siglar, 31, of 2336 Oldhams Creek Road, Sevierville, was charged June 2 with aggravated domestic assault and was released. u Shannon Dewayne Whitehead, 37, of 3115 Hickory Drive, Pigeon Forge, was charged June 2 with violation of probation and was released.

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Sunday Night Alive

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

Cherokee/Dan River

Fourth annual Cherokee/ Dan River reunion, 12:30– 4:30 p.m., Sevierville City Park. Potluck with hot dogs and burgers provided. 6546571 or 898-1243, e-mail to

Farmers Market

Farmers market 8-11:30 a.m., Sever Farmers Co-Op, 321 W. Main, Sevierville. 453-7101.

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obituaries John Edward Ramsey John Edward Ramsey, 28, of Gatlinburg, died Sunday, May 30, 2010. He was a member of Hills Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors: mother and stepfather, Sherry and Stanley James; stepmother, Bertie Ramsey; sister Laura Ramsey; nephew Kegan Ward; grandparents Jack and Nancy Davidson; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to benefit the family. Funeral service was held Thursday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Brian Huff and the Rev. Lowell Wilson officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday in Webb’s Creek Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home. n

Thomas Clint Sutton Thomas Clint Sutton, 55, of Sevierville, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010. He was a muscle car enthusiast. Survivors include his wife, Judy Faye Sutton; son and daughterin-law, Chad and Jessica Sutton; daughters and sons-in-law, Stephie and Chris Gregg, Tessa and Felix Nicholas; four grandchildren; mother and stepfather, Sonja and Bob Hall; sisters, Shirley Burchfield, Teresa Rolen, Linda Seaton; brothers-in-law, Billy Floyd, Fred Floyd; sisters-inlaw, Eilene Williams, Rita Floyd, Brenda and Clayton Bohanon;

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In Memoriam

John Robert Storms

John Robert Storms, age 67 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday morning, June 3, 2010, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Survivors: wife of 44 years, Barbara; daughters Mabel and Melodie; sons, Bill and Scott; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by McCarty Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, 607 Wall Street, Sevierville, TN 7742950. father-in-law, Robert Ramsey. Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday in Walnut Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n

Stella Ann Cooper Stella Ann Cooper, 63, of Sevierville, died Monday, May 31, 2010. Survivors: sons and daughtersin-law Chuck and Teresa Cooper, Joey and Chrystal Cooper; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters and brothersin-law Katherine and Jim Harris, Helen and Jack Adams, Zola and Glenn Hurst, Betty Kenton; brother and sister-in-law Jack and Edna King; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held

Thursday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Cory Fordham officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday in Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home. n

Margaret Elizabeth Holder Margaret Elizabeth Holder, 42, of Sevierville died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria White; brothers, Bernie and Dana White. Survivors include her husband, Ed Holder; sons, Patrick Holder, Andrew Holder, and Alec Whaley; sister-in-law, Aletha (Ralph) Babb; nephews, Randy Babb and Dustin Babb. Ms. Holder was cremated and a private memorial is planned. Arrangements by Dotson Funeral Home, Maryville/Seymour.


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less benefits can be granted, meaning people have stayed on the list longer. That makes the unemployment number look worse than it would at other times. Still, there are those who say that’s a good thing because it means the figure is closer to reality. Across the state, 89 counties had decreases in their numbers. Sevier County’s was the highest, with Cocke County’s drop of 2.3 percent; it has a 13.4 percent rate, still the highest in the area. Blount County registered a 9 percent rate, while Jefferson County checked in at 13 percent. Knox County maintained a position among the 10 counties with the lowest numbers, with its 8.2 percent figure good for thirdlowest in the state behind Lincoln (7.1 percent) and Williamson (8.1) counties. Blount also made that list, marking a three-way tie for eighth place with Davidson and Cheatham counties. At the other end of the

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ment and free markets.� Peattie says she is a registered voter and has participated in every general election since becoming one. “I’m not a political activist,� she said. “But I do not like what is happening, and I cannot just sit by and not do anything, not make any effort to try to get some of these laws not passed that are being proposed.� She is especially concerned about the proposed Child Protection Act, which she says would lead to parents losing their rights. She says that has happened in other countries that have adopted similar laws under an international child protection treaty. Peattie doesn’t see the Sevier County Tea Party fielding candidates, “because that would divide everything up too much.� She does see it as a way to get more people involved in the local election process. Peattie is hoping at least 80 to 100 people will attend Saturday’s organizational meeting. She sees it as a


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and me) that whoever had the most kids would get their house. Now, our families are both too big for that house!� He knew very little about his ancestors until a year ago. “We’ve been here for a few days, driving around, and it’s been great. (The history) adds depth for the kids.� Other visitors included the brothers’ 94-year-old grandfather; Sherry Lewis Lineberry and husband George from Toney, Ala; Roland Lewis, an attorney from Mississippi; and Paulette Jones, historian of Tennessee’s Meigs County. “We’ve been to The Old Mill many times to eat, but we’ve never taken the tour,� Sherry said. Owner Craig Faulkner presented members of the family with prints of a painting of The Old Mill, which was created in the 1970s but had never been sold. “They found me by accident,� Jones said. “It’s been a great thing — we’ve all brought what we know and shared about the family.�

Wallis said with a laugh as she kept an eye on her youngsters’ progress. “It’s also really good that they’re getting this safety lesson because these are important things for them to know. Plus, how often do you get a chance to be in the Book of World Records?� Wallis heard about the event through Sevierville Aquatics Club, with Cameron on a swim team and Connor taking lessons. She invited sister-in-law and Jefferson County resident Candy Pelham to bring daughter Sarah, 9, and sons James, 6, and Michael, 4, to the event. It was a chance to get Michael more comfortable in the water. “He’s still a little unsure about the water,� Pelham said, adding with a bit of irony, “We’re here to sort of give him a chance to test the waters.� The class was a good introduction to water safety, with Pelham considering sending her own children to be part of

the Sevierville Aquatic Club or another closer to home. “I hear good things about them. Her boys are good swimmers,� she said, indicating Wallis’ sons. “What kid doesn’t like water?� For the park, the event provided an opportunity to open its gates and waters to a good cause. “We feel like it’s important for us to get involved in the community,� Leach explained. “Along with that, we fell like it’s part of our responsibility to educate folks about how to be safe in and around the water. We recognize that this type of swim lesson can save lives.� That’s also why the park will host its own water safety day activities on Wednesday. That initiative, which is free with a paid admission, will include lessons on CPR, lifeguarding procedures and managing crises.

more than 90, so we’re very pleased with the turnout,� Splash Country aquatics team leader Jordan Leach said. “We feel like 90 participants is a good number and it’s going to be a good part of this world record attempt.� According to Dollywood spokesman Pete Owens, the park got involved after officials were contacted by the World Water Park Association, which organized the globespanning try. They in turn called Sevierville Aquatic Club, which put the word out to its membership. “They’ve been a great partner in organizing this and we’re happy they came onboard,� Owens said of the club. “Today they’re offering a standard safety lesson that they give young swimmers.� n The tutelage included instruction on things like how to enter and exit a pool using the metal ladders, floating without sinking, and keeping toes pointed while kicking through the water. Throughout most 3ENIOR,IVINGATITS"EST of the activities there were youngsters who seemed &RIENDLY+NOWLEDGEABLE3TAFFs"EAUTIFUL3URROUNDINGSs&UN3ENIOR!CTIVITIES determined to learn the les!PPOINTMENTS&REE4OUR s)NDEPENDENT!SSISTED,IVING sons and another group that s!LZHEIMERS#ARE seemed to appreciate a free s2ESPITE#ARE day at the county’s largest s!DULT$AY#ARE WWWMOUNTAINBROOKVILLAGETNCOM waterpark. The two were not always mutually exclusive, with children floating between attentiveness and distraction. Heather Wallis — Sevierville resident and mother of Cameron, 9, and Connor, 5 — admitted her children were drawn to the event in part because of the setting. “Being at Splash Country is always a good thing,�


spectrum, Scott County has busted the scale with a 20.3 percent number. It’s the highest the state has experienced in any county in recent times and is a sign of just how hard the recession has hit Tennessee. The statewide not season-

ally adjusted figure stood at 10.3 percent for April. The national number was down 0.7 percent between the two months, landing at 9.5 percent and back below the milestone 10 percent mark.

grassroots movement. “I love the principles on which America was founded,� she said. “I want to see our Constitution upheld and for states to have the rights they are supposed to have. I want the federal government to operate only in those areas where they have

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Militia and was later made captain. He moved to Tennessee in the early 1790s, serving as Sevier County’s first justice of the peace (1794) and coroner (appointed a month later). When Lewis died in August 1817, he left his land to his eight children. Only one — Mary “Polly� Lewis — had the capital and bought out her siblings. She was married to Isaac Love, a schoolteacher and developer of an iron forge along the Little Pigeon River. The iron forge needed power, and the mill was built around 1830 by Love’s oldest son, William King Love. “He belonged to one of the first families in Tennessee,� Johnny Lewis said of Mordecai. “He was the youngest son of John and Margaret Lewis, who came from Wales. We assume he was a friend of John Sevier.� In the 1840s, the iron works began to fail because of the low

iron content in the ore mined in the area and the lack of transportation facilities, so Isaac Lewis Love and his family moved to Missouri. In 1849, John Sevier Trotter bought it and changed the name from Lewis Mill to Trotter Mill. Around 40 family members traveled for this week’s reunion, which also included a trip to Knoxville’s McClung Museum, where the Lewis family Bible is located. Brian Lewis of Jacksonville, Fla., and his brother, Harry, made the trip with several of their children; Brian has 10 kids and Harry has eight with another one on the way. “My six oldest are with me, and their mom is home with the younger kids,� said Brian Lewis, whose oldest is 12 and youngest seven weeks. “My parents used to tell (my brother

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nation/world briefs Back-room deal charge resurfaces

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House faced fresh questions over backroom dealmaking after acknowledging that one of President Barack Obama’s top advisers encouraged a Colorado Democrat to apply for an international development job instead of challenging the candidate whom the president favored in a Senate race. The aide “wanted to determine if it was possible to avoid a costly battle between two supporters,� White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in a statement Thursday. But once the aide learned former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff was determined to run against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet, Gibbs said, “There was no offer of a job.� Speaking to reporters in Colorado on Thursday, Romanoff said “at no point was I promised a job.�

Trial opens for Rod Blagojevich

CHICAGO (AP) — The corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich began Thursday, 18 months after authorities arrested him at home at dawn one day and accused him of trying to sell the Senate seat that President Barack Obama had vacated for the White House. Blagojevich arrived at federal court with his wife, Patti, and stepped into a gauntlet of about 30 waiting cameras and reporters. He hugged supporters and thanked them on his way into the courthouse. That included a group of women with signs supporting him. “I feel great,� said Blagojevich, who denies any wrongdoing.

Del. (AP) — Rehoboth Beach in Delaware isn’t a topless beach — but a few transgender men caused a stir by treating it like one. Police say passers-by complained after the men removed their tops and revealed their surgically enhanced breasts over Memorial Day weekend. A lifeguard asked them to put their tops back on. The men initially refused, but covered up before police arrived. Even if they hadn’t, though, Police Chief Keith Banks notes the men were doing nothing illegal.

CMA Awards to air Nov. 10

NASHVILLE (AP) — The 44th annual CMA Awards will be held Nov. 10 this year. The Country Music Association says in a Thursday news release that the show will air live on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. More than 17 million viewers tuned in to watch the show last year when Taylor Swift won entertainer of the year and three other awards. It was the biggest Wednesday audience for ABC in nonsports programming in more than four years.

Economy reports look encouraging

WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of economic reports released Thursday raised hopes for an improving job market with fewer layoffs and more hiring. Productivity slowed more than initially estimated in the first quarter of the year, a sign that employers are struggling to squeeze more work out of leaner staffs. The lower figure was expected after the Pipe sheared, but government last week revised its growth estichallenges remain mate for the first quarMETAIRIE, La. (AP) — ter. The number of people BP sliced off a pipe with giant shears Thursday in filing first-time jobless claims dipped for the latest bid to curtail a second straight week, the worst spill in U.S. though it remains elevathistory, but the cut was jagged and placing a cap over the gusher will now be more challenging. BP turned to the shears after a diamondtipped saw became stuck in the pipe halfway through the job, yet another frustrating delay in the six-week-old Gulf of Mexico spill. The cap will be lowered and sealed over the next couple of hours, said Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man for the disaster. It won’t be known how much oil BP can siphon to a tanker on the surface until the cap is fitted, but the irregular cut means it won’t fit as snugly as officials hoped.

Complaints aimed at Delaware beach REHOBOTH BEACH,

ed for the year.

Billboard aroma beefs up interest

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — It’s not just the picture of beef on a new billboard in North Carolina that tries to catch drivers’ attention, it’s the aroma coming from the sign. The billboard on N.C. 150 in central North Carolina emits the smell of black pepper and charcoal to promote a new line of beef available at the Bloom grocery chain. Bloom is part of the Salisbury, N.C.based Food Lion chain. The billboard shows a fork piercing a piece of meat.

STOCK EXCHANGE HIGHLIGHTS an international panel to investigate its deadly takeover Monday of six aid ships trying to break Israel’s three-year blockade of the Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hotly rejected calls to lift the blockade on Hamasruled Gaza, insisting the ban prevents missile attacks on Israel.

Arizona governor meets with Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she and President Barack Obama have agreed to try to work together on a solution to the nation’s immigration and border security woes. Brewer also says Obama assured her that most of the 1,200 National Guard English cabbie troops he is sending to the southern border will kills 12 people be coming to her state. WHITEHAVEN, England (AP) — Derrick Brewer recently signed a tough new immigration Bird killed his twin enforcement law that brother and the family requires police to check lawyer, then traveled the roads he had worked people’s immigration status. as a taxi driver, shootObama has denounced ing people — apparently the law as discriminatory. aiming for their faces Brewer spoke Thursday — killing 12 in all and wounding nearly a dozen after a half-hour meeting with Obama in the Oval before committing suiOffice. cide. Detectives Thursday were trying to answer the elusive question: What drove the 52-yearold cabbie to commit the worst mass shooting in Britain since 1996? “There are 23 families out there who want to know why these events happened,� Detective Chief Superintendent Iain Goulding said.

Mourners honor slain activists

ISTANBUL (AP) — Mourners hoisted coffins over their heads Thursday to cheers of “God is great!� as they honored activists slain during an Israeli commando raid, and the father of the lone American killed praised his teenage son as being a martyr for a just cause. The joint funeral in Istanbul came as Israel rejected demands for

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Farmers market to open season

The Seymour Farmers Market will kick off its new season Saturday. The farmers market will open from 7-11 a.m. Saturdays through mid-October. It will be located on the north side of the church parking lot. All local farmers and gardeners may sell their locally produced products and bring their own scales, bags and table. n


Radio test to be administered

Sevier County Emergency Radio Service will have the last amateur radio technician class under the old question pool at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the EOC building, 245 Bruce St. A photo ID or equivalent will be required. The cost is $15. After July 1, the question pool will be changing and the test will be somewhat harder. The test will be given following the class. For more information call 314-0899 or e-mail to n4itg(fl),live. com. n


County libraries to close early

The Sevier County Public Library System, which includes the King Family Library in Sevierville, the Seymour branch and the Kodak branch, will close at 5 p.m. June 15 for a librarysponsored event. All locations will be open for regular hours on June 16. For more information, call 453-3532. n


Math, science camps available

Walters State Community College is now taking applications for its summer math and science camps, which will be held at the Sevierville campus. Camps are open to students who will be in the eighth and ninth grades this fall. Camps will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 12-16. Lunch, snacks, backpacks and T-shirts will be provided. Students will also receive a cash award if they attend every session. Applications are due today and are available at For more information, call (423) 585-6864 or e-mail to

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Bill would target super fast drivers

The Senate has passed a proposal that would fine motorists driving at least 25 mph over the speed limit in Tennessee as much as $500. The “super speeder” bill proposed by Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Franklin was approved 19-6 on Thursday. He said the bill is needed because Tennessee court rulings have found that excessive speed alone is not enough to charge motorists with reckless driving. n

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Report: State economy recovering KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee’s economy is slowly recovering from the Great Recession but employment probably won’t be back at pre-recession levels until 2013 or later, according to a University of Tennessee study. The report by the UT Center for Business and Economic Research is a spring update to the annual Report to the Governor, which the administration uses in budgeting. Economist Matt Murray directed the study and said

the recession in the state hit rock bottom in mid2009. He said Tennessee is “finally on a sustainable path to recovery.” However, Murray cautioned the state’s economy isn’t likely to fully recover until 2012 or 2013 and employment might not completely rebound until even later. “The employment situation across the state has been nothing less than grim,” Murray wrote. “It will take a considerable period of time to erase the job losses that mounted



better hiring days won’t start until next year and nonfarm employment is likely to fall slightly in 2010 before growing 1.8 percent in 2011. Manufacturing is expected to continue to slide by 2.5 percent in 2010 before gaining traction in 2011 with an expected 3 percent job growth. Retail, professional and business services, education and health services, leisure and hospitality and government are all expected to see job growth in 2010.

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nation quote roundup “For an English kid growing up in Liverpool, the White House — that’s pretty special.” — Paul McCartney on performing at the White House for the Obama and others

“We all have social mores we live by, and Larry just throws it into the wind. He doesn’t care about that stuff.” — Susie Essman, one of the stars of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” on show creator Larry David. The show has begun airing on the TV Guide Network.

“They see me out there and say I’m out there gang-banging, but I’m not. I feel like I’m locked up. I can’t do nothing.” — Christian Rodriguez, a straight-A student at an alternative high school who also attends college classes and recently won a scholarship, on a new police tactic in Los Angeles that lets officers enforce a nighttime curfew and arrest people for hanging out in public and wearing gang colors.

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For the last two weeks of school Pi Beta Phi students stayed after classes two afternoons each week to learn Spanish. The school has developed a Spanish pilot program to improve the chances of getting approval from the school board for a more formal program next year. Pi Beta Phi parent Amelia Sweeney, whose native language is Spanish, volunteered to be the instructor. On June 4, 1940, during World War II, the Allied military evacuation from Dunkirk, France, involving more than 338,000 troops, ended.

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A Waffle House employee has survived without serious injury after three teens took off without paying and he clung to the hood of their car. The incident occurred in Murfreesboro and Andrew Brian McKnight says he wasn’t trying to be a hero, but climbed onto the hood when the driver tried to run over him in his escape. The Daily News Journal reported that during the fiveminute ordeal on Sunday the car reached speeds up to 60 miles per hour.

over the course of the recession. Even in 2012, employment levels will lag the figures that prevailed in 2007.” The report said employment, other than agricultural jobs, slipped 0.8 percent in 2008 and then fell 5.6 percent the next year. Between the first quarter of 2007 and the first quarter of 2010, the state manufacturing sector shed 88,000 jobs. Manufacturing jobs dropped 14.2 percent in 2009 alone. The study predicts

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Emmy-winning “Golden Girls” actress R u e McClanahan died of a stroke in a New York hospital early T h u r sday, her manager McClanahan said. She was 76. McClanahan’s family surrounded her bed when she died at New York Presbyterian Hospital, according to manager Barbara Lawrence. The actress’ career began on the New York stage in the 1950s, but her long television career was first boosted when producer Norman Lear cast McClanahan in his hit CBS series “All in the Family” in 1971.

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Obama shows real leadership as president President Obama, in an impossible position, decided to take a page from the Harry Truman-John F. Kennedy playbook as oil fouled the Gulf of Mexico and the second year of his presidency. “The Buck Stops Here” read the sign on Truman’s desk in the Oval Office. “I am the responsible officer of this government,” said Kennedy at a press conference after the disaster of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961. In fact, or in private, Kennedy felt he was the victim of the incompetence and hubris of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Back in his office, he sputtered: “What the hell do they want me to do? Say we took the beating of our lives? That the CIA and the Pentagon are stupid?” His attitude about such things was expressed dramatically, and privately, again two years later during the terrible summer of civil rights in 1963. He lost his cool when the dean of the Harvard Law School, Erwin Griswold, offered this opinion: “It seems clear to me that (the president) hasn’t even started to use the powers available to him.” “That son of a bitch!” said Kennedy when he read the Griswold quote. “Let him try.” When he calmed down, Kennedy laughed and quoted his favorite bit of Shakespeare. It was from “Henry IV, Part 1” — where Glendower says, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep.” And Hotspur replies: “Why so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call them?” I thought of that as I watched the pictures of President Obama looking out toward the vasty deep of the gulf and saying his administration was in control of the oily havoc out there. He’s not in control, of course, no more than he was a day later when he was to speak at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery for Memorial Day back in Illinois, when the skies opened up and lightning took over the day. What a piece of work is man, but he’s no Mother Nature! And what a piece of work is leadership. It seems to me that Obama has shown real leadership in his year-plus in the White House. But it is not the kind of leadership many Americans want. Some are turned off by his cool and deep intellectual approach to the problems of the day — and there are more problems than usual these days because of economic disarray and, frankly, because his predecessor was a fool. Beyond the talents of individuals, as Kennedy perceived, and propagated, too, we have come to overrate the powers of the presidency. The idea that the country’s racial divides could be closed with a few pen strokes, or that Haiti could be healed before or after an earthquake, or that the history of the Middle East could be changed in a few years, or that a political leader could stop an oil leak a mile under the waves — those ideas are ludicrous. But we want to believe them, and political leaders encourage us to do just that. It may be that what we want now is political leaders who cannot solve our problems but do feel our pain. That translates into demands that the president go to every disaster and look sad and angry. That seems to be what was demanded of Obama and of George W. Bush, too. A photo op looking toward the vasty deep. It’s not easy in a time when people are chanting that there is too much government, but when something bad happens, people want to know why government can’t fix it — right now! So, what’s a president to do? All he can do: react. Fulminate about bad guys to buy time. Then fire people who screwed up, punish corporations or institutions or individuals that violated the public’s trust and ignorance. Put in new regulations and regulators and enforcers to ensure people play by the rules. Make them pay. No one is too big to fail. Call the cops! — 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.


Lasting legacy James Shults personified dedication during 41 years with GFD When James Shults joined the Gatlinburg Fire Department in 1969, Richard Nixon had just become president of the United States. The average cost of a new house was about $15,500 and gasoline was 35 cents a gallon. Times changed, but Capt. Shults did not — his dedication to his community and his job will be a lasting legacy. He was a pioneer in the truest sense of the word. On Sept. 1, 1969, barely six weeks after Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon, the Gatlinburg Fire Department opened for business for the first time, and Shults was one of eight original paid firefighters, making all of $400 per month. He is believed to be the last of the original set of firefighters. Recently, Shults announced he was retiring from the GFD after 41 years

to spend more time with wife Joann, granddaughter Logan Abigail, and to help son Joe with his business interests. Over the course of those four decades, Shults fought countless fires and answered untold numbers of alarms for other emergencies. It would be impossible to say how many lives he saved, how many times he put his own life on the line for others. He answered the call during snowstorms and heavy rain, freezing cold and scorching heat. The 17 years he spent working the night shift are a testament to the self-sacrifice he made. But Shults was more than a firefighter. He earned paramedic certification in the early 1970s and was often among the first to arrive at the scene of an emergency. He drove a school bus for 35 years. He also served

Sevier County and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service as a magistrate. Over the years, Shults has seen a lot of changes, as the Gatlinburg Fire Department has grown to become the modern, first-rate operation that it is. He recalls that in the early days, ambulance calls were run out of the back of an old Suburban and later the back of a Mercury station wagon. Equipment and training at the fire department were also upgraded exponentially. “I’ve seen a lot of changes and I’ve gotten a lot of good friends through this job,” Shults said at a recent reception in his honor. Those friendships will continue to thrive — but the Gatlinburg Fire Department won’t be the same without this extraordinary public servant.

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motorcycles participating. We made a great medications. statement to honor our fallen. Greene Valley is the only place they have Thanks, everyone. stayed since leaving home where I didn’t have Sandy Gaddis to worry when I left them. Editor: Sevierville Group homes are good for some mentally Coordinators of Smoky Mountain Thunder handicapped people, but my brothers are not Memorial Ride would like to thank everyone safe in these places. We have tried them and who participated in the May 30 ride to help Greene Valley Development when they get out of control they end up at honor our fallen military and civil personLakeshore, where one has already had a front nel. Also, we want to thank Sevierville Police Center needs to stay open tooth knocked out by another patient. Department’s T.C. Faulkner and Eric Denton Editor: I humbly ask all who read this to call for helping close and monitor intersections I’m writing this letter on behalf of the and placing our wreath at the Veterans residents and employees of Greene Valley our state legislators and voice concerns and Memorial. Developmental Center in Greeneville. In the plead with them to cut costs somewhere else. A big thank you to officers Gary Kent, Bob last of June 2010, more than 200 employees Employees need their jobs, and the precious Bundren and Ronnie Smelcer of the Sevier are to be laid off from their jobs at this facil- people at GVDC need their care. It is my understanding that Gov. Phil County Sheriff’s Department for escorting ity. us on our 60-mile ride to Grainger County’s The unemployment rate is around 18-20 Bredesen is behind these cuts. Please let him Veterans Overlook. Thank you as well to percent (if my sources are correct) in know this is not the place to save money. These people don’t deserve to be thrown out all city and county police departments and Greeneville. sheriff’s departments along the route that I have a set of identical twin brothers, in the streets. Time is running out for this to be stopped. helped get us through key stop signs and traf- Ronny and Donny Loveday, who have been Please help me fight this battle. I will apprecific lights. at GVDC for many years. They receive excelAll along the route people waved flags and lent care at Greene Valley. They function at ate it greatly. Judy Williamson some stood at attention saluting us as we a pre-kindergarten age level and sometimes Cosby went by. We ended up with more than 1,000 get violent. They take carefully monitored

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County has 3 in inaugural Women’s Rocky Top League By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer KNOXVILLE — Girls got game too. In response to the growing popularity of the Rocky Top League men’s summer basketball program, Adidas presents the first Women’s Pilot Rocky Top League in 2010. More than 50 women will compete in the six-team league this summer, including two former Seymour Lady Eagles and a Sevier County High School Smoky Bearette. Former Lady Eagles Casie Cowan and Ashleigh Elliott, who will hoop it up for Cumberland University and Maryville College respectively this fall after their recent graduation from Seymour, will play for the Orange Team and Blue Team respectively. Recent SCHS grad Jaisa Moritz, who will play the sport for Roane State next season, will join Cowan on the Orange team. “I’m very excited to see how I can stand up to college players, and I’m always open to playing against new talent,” said the point guard from Seymour, Cowan. But some of that new talent will be playing for the same team. “I’m looking forward to playing with (former UT Lady Vol post) Dominique Redding,” said

Casie Cowan

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Cowan. “I’m excited to be her point guard and to see how well that works out.” Cowan’s teammate, Moritz, said the formation of the new league came at the perfect time, immediately following her senior season.

“I’m very excited, and I feel very blessed to get an opportunity like this,” said the former SCHS shooting guard Moritz. “It’s a once-ina-lifetime thing, and I feel blessed to have been chosen as a player. “It’s the first year of the league,

and I’m very excited to get to play in it. I think that this (new league) will help promote women’s basketball a lot more in East Tennessee. “The guys have had their Rocky Top League, and a lot of people



have talked about their basketball. This will help bring women’s basketball up more.” The women’s league will play on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Knoxville Catholic High School, while the men’s league — which will be holding a draft next week — will play on Mondays and Wednesdays, also at Knoxville Catholic. At the conclusion of the season, one top player will be awarded the Women’s Rocky Top League MVP sponsored by the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville. The league will also have benefits during some game nights that will raise money for the Mission of Hope and the Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Representing the Lady Vols in the league are several future and former players, including Shekinna Stricklen, Courtney McDaniel, Kamiko Williams, Dominique Redding, Alyssia Brewer, Faith Dupree, Glory Johnson, Sydney Smallbone and Alicia Manning. The first Women’s game night will be Tuesday, June 15, and will run through to the championship game on Friday, July 2. Admission is free, and tip-offs will be 6 p.m. each game night.


Selig will not reverse umpire’s blown call

Canseco says he’s never seen Clemens use steroids

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to make changes, corrections. I’m looking forward to the second chance and the second opportunity — not just in football, because I think everybody knows what you’re going to get (from me) in football, but in life. I think that’s kind of what’s more important.” Roethlisberger offered no specifics about his dealings with Goodell, who ordered him to undergo an evaluation before clearing him to take part in the Steelers’ final few spring practices. On Wednesday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin also said he and the team were working closely with the quarterback. Goodell has the option of trimming the suspension to four games if Roethlisberger does all the league asks him to do. The NFL has not revealed any specifics. “(I’m) evaluating what I need to do, and be smarter when it comes to certain things,” Roethlisberger said. P r e v i o u s l y , Roethlisberger’s only comments since the Georgia incident were a statement he read April 12 in the Steelers’ locker room after learning he wouldn’t be charged and

WASHINGTON — Former slugger Jose Canseco said he told a federal grand jury Thursday that he had never seen Roger Clemens use steroids, maintaining the support he’s shown for the former ace since 2008. Canseco, wearing jeans, a black shirt and a dark blazer with silver embroidered designs, described his testimony to reporters after his two hours of testimony. The grand jury has been hearing witnesses as it considers whether to indict Clemens for allegedly lying to Congress two years ago, when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone. Canseco maintained his support for the pitcher, again saying there’s no evidence that Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs. “I had my suspicions back then of a lot of players because it was so rampant in the game of baseball,” he said. “But if you ask me if I have any solid evidence, did I ever inject Roger Clemens or put him in contact or did he ever use steroids. Never.” In the proceeding, he said he was asked about his own steroid use and about comments players made about steroid use that are mentioned in his book, “Juiced.” Canseco said Clemens knew about his drug use, but never asked to get in touch with suppliers. “I definitely spoke to Roger Clemens about steroids just like a lot of other players, but what we didn’t talk about was Roger Clemens using steroids,” he said. Canseco was accompanied by his attorney, Gary Holmes of the Raines Law Group in Beverly Hills, Calif. The former player’s statements are consistent with what he previously conveyed in a March 2008 affidavit. In addition, Canseco said he was shown a photo of himself, Clemens and Brian McNamee in Yankee Stadium. McNamee, Clemens’ former personal trainer and a star witness, testified May 25 before the grand jury. McNamee said in the 2007 Mitchell Report that he injected the 354-game winner with steroids and HGH at least 16 times. Clemens denied the allegations, and both repeated their conflicting claims at a congressional hearing in 2008. During Thursday’s proceeding, Canseco said he was asked about who attended a pool party at his Miami home in 1998. He said he reiterated that Clemens did not attend. The party has been an issue because McNamee has said Clemens

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NEW YORK — Commissioner Bud Selig won’t reverse an umpire’s admitted blown call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game. Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball will look at expanded replay and umpiring, but didn’t specifically address umpire Jim Joyce’s botched call Wednesday night. A baseball official familiar with the “If I was Mr. decision confirmed Selig, in the to The Associated best interest Press that the call of the game. was not being reversed. The per- The guy got son spoke on con- it and I’d dition of anonym- give him ity because that his perfect element was not game.” included in Selig’s statement. Joyce said he Tony La Russa, erred on what Cardinals manager would’ve been the final out in Detroit, where the Tigers beat Cleveland 3-0. The umpire personally apologized to Galarraga and hugged him after the game, then took the field at Comerica Park on Thursday in tears. Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski had said the team wouldn’t ask MLB to overturn the call. The mistake denied Galarraga the 21st perfect game in history, and the first for the Tigers. Joyce ruled Cleveland’s Jason Donald safe at first base, but later said he got it wrong. Even in the sports world, where bad calls are part of the mix, this one reached way beyond the lines: the perfect game that wasn’t. Galarraga, who was barely known outside of Detroit before this week, and Joyce, whose career had flourished in relative anonymity, remained trending topics on Twitter more than 12 hours after the game ended. At least one antiJoyce Facebook page popped up and was launched. From Derek Jeter to casual fans, opinions poured in. “I was thinking if the umpire says he made a mistake on replay, I’d call it a no-hitter, perfect game. Just scratch it,” St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. “If I was Mr. Selig, in the best interest of the game. The guy got it and I’d give him his perfect game. But here again, I should just shut my mouth.”

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws during football practice on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Roethlisberger: Make best of ‘second chance’ By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger issued no apology. He didn’t ask for forgiveness from his fans, and he didn’t lobby NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to reduce his six-game suspension. What the Steelers quarterback said Thursday in his first comments since being suspended April 21 by the NFL were revealing: He’s ready to make major changes to a lifestyle that cast him as a role model for bad behavior by privileged pro athletes with a sense of entitlement. “I’ve spent a lot of time evaluating and looking at my life both on and off the field,” Roethlisberger said in brief remarks following a Steelers voluntary practice. “I think this is a time for me to kind of close the chapter of the last couple of years of my life and move on to a new one, kind of a new start. I’m kind of really excited about it.” Roethlisberger, accused twice of sexual assault in the last two years, pledged to make smarter decisions during what he called “the second chance” he’s received to turn around his life. He also

said he’s working closely with Goodell to rehabilitate his lifestyle and repair an image that’s been tarnished by his boorish behavior. Roethlisberger, known for frequenting nightclubs with an entourage of friends, did not specify what changes he is making. “Well, a lot of them are personal things, which is just something that I need to do,” Roethlisberger said. “But it’s been neat being able to really reevaluate my life and spend time with my family and kind of reevaluate and refigure what’s important in life. ... It’s a new chapter and I’m looking forward to it and it starts with football and I’m glad to be back out here.” Roethlisberger did not apologize for his conduct in a Milledgeville, Ga., nightclub, where a college student accused him of sexually assaulting her March 5. But he said he has spent considerable time since then thinking about the type of person he wants to be. “I’ve put a lot of thought into my life, the decisions that I’ve made in the past,” Roethlisberger said. “I’ve been sitting at home thinking about things, and I’ve been working closely with the commissioner on ways

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Friday, June 4, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press LOCAL FISHING

Gatlinburg will host youth trout rodeo and free fishing GATLINBURG – The Gatlinburg Recreation Department celebrates the start of Free Fishing Week in Tennessee by hosting its annual Children’s Trout Rodeo on the morning of Saturday, June 12, at Herbert Holt Park. Cosponsored by the Gatlinburg Sportsman’s Club, Gatlinburg Elks Lodge #1925 and Wal-Mart, the 19th annual youth tournament is free to all anglers age 16 and under. Prizes will be awarded in several divisions (6-andunder, 7-9, 10-12 and 13-16) based on total weight of fish caught. Creel limit is five trout per person. “We’ll be stocking extra fish, including some trout in the 12-inch range for the kids rodeo,” said Danny Gray, Trout Facility manager. Pre-registration is required and begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with weighin at 10:30 a.m. at the picnic pavilion at Herbert Holt Park, located at the north end of town. Kids can fish

anywhere in Gatlinburg. Fishing in Herbert Holt is restricted to youngsters age 12 and under with a limit of two trout per child allowed from a youth-dedicated stream. Anyone of any age can fish in Tennessee public waters on June 12. Every year on the second Saturday in June, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency allows all residents and non-residents to fish without a license. Children 15 years of age or younger may fish without a license for the entire week starting on Free Fishing Day, June 12, and continuing through the following Friday, June 18. Children age 12 and younger may fish without a license at any time of the year. All participants must have a parent or guardian sign the entry form and rules must be followed, including use of single hook lures. For more information, Photo submitted contact Danny Gray at the The Gatlinburg Recreation Department will host a trout rodeo Saturday, June 12, at Herbert Holt Gatlinburg Trout Rearing Park for anglers 16 years of age and younger. Prizes will be awarded in various divisions based on Facility, 436-4558. total weight of fish caught.


Smokies Win Rickwood Classic 8-7 in 11 Innings BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In a tightly played game at historic Rickwood Field, the Tennessee Smokies outlasted the Birmingham Barons 8-7 in 11 innings during Wednesday night’s 15th annual Rickwood Classic. A crowd of 9,448 fans packed Rickwood Field in the celebration of 100 years of baseball at America’s oldest ballpark. Marquez Smith hit a solo home run off former Tennessee Volunteer Deunte Heath to give the Smokies the winning run in the top of the 11th inning. Ty Wright also shined at the plate in a 4-for-6 performance which included two doubles and a run batted in. The win keeps Tennessee two games ahead of West

Tenn for the Southern League North Division lead, and the Smokies have a 2-to-1 advantage in the series against the Barons. The teams dressed in 1910 apparel, with the Smokies suiting up as the 1910 Knoxville Appalachians. Tennessee wore grey jerseys and pants with “Appalachians” written across the chest in blue script and blue ball caps with a grey block letter “A.” The Barons wore their 1910 home white uniforms. Hall-of-Famer and former Minnesota Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew served as the guest of honor for the game. The Barons put the first runs on the hand-operated left field scoreboard in the

bottom of the first, earning a 2-0 advantage, but the Smokies answered with five runs on a two-out rally in the top of the third inning. Morristown native Matt Spencer (6) capped the inning with a two-run dinger, making it 5-2 Tennessee. Smokies starter Craig Muschko gave up three runs in the bottom of the fifth, knotting it at 5s. Muschko lasted 4-2/3 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits. The Smokies retook the lead in the top of the seventh, highlighted by Brandon Guyer’s RBI double to give the Smokies a 7-5 lead. The Barons answered in the bottom of the seventh with two runs for a 7-7 deadlock, before Smith’s gamewinning shot in the 11th.


believe?” The grand jury has been hearing from witnesses for at least 16 months. Canseco said he hopes it’s coming to an end. “I think everybody’s hoping that this is coming to a wrap. It’s been a long time coming up,” he said. “There’s got to be better ways of spending taxpayers’ money.”

Canseco said he couldn’t tell if the grand jury was trying to make an example out of Clemens, but he said baseball has come a long way in combating steroid use. “I think everyone’s done a great job to put this steroid era behind us,” he said. “Major League Baseball has definitely cleaned up the game.”

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spoke with Canseco and soon afterward approached the trainer about using performance-enhancing drugs. Canseco said he was shown a couple of pictures of Clemens in Canseco’s pool, but those were not taken at that party. He questioned McNamee’s credibility. “He’s an absolute liar. I challenge him to polygraph me,” he said. “It’s his word against mine. Who are you going to

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another he issued April 26 after being suspended. On Thursday, Roethlisberger made brief remarks, then took two questions before a team publicist cut off his news conference. While ticket sales weren’t affected — the Steelers have sold out every home game since 1972 and have a substantial season ticket waiting list — the team acknowledged the Roethlisberger incident cast the long-admired franchise in a bad light. To repair that, Roethlisberger is promising to be more accessible — he rarely talks to Pittsburgh reporters for more than five minutes a week, except on game days — and to be a better teammate. He also thanked the Steelers players who have answered countless questions about him while he

himself was silent for six weeks. Roethlisberger appeared friendly and outgoing. “It’s been a long time away, it’s been hard, but I’ve been putting a lot of time and effort and working hard both on and off the field while I’ve been gone,” Roethlisberger said. “I love football to death. I think it’s meant more to be out here with my teammates and my brothers, my family if you will, (and) that’s what’s really been neat about getting back out here.”

While the Steelers have three more voluntary practices next week, they have other team activities scheduled for two of them, so their on-field work is all but over until training camp starts July 30. Roethlisberger is permitted to take part in camp and preseason games, but cannot practice once the season starts and his suspension begins. “It’s a new chapter and I’m looking forward to it,” Roethlisberger said.


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8th Annual Sports Medicine Cup

The 8th Annual Sports Medicine Cup Benefit Golf Tournament is scheduled for this Sunday at Eagle’s Landing Golf Club. With a 2 p.m. shotgun start, proceeds for the tournament benefit the Sevier County Board of Education’s Sports Medicine Program. Players will enjoy a tee-off banquet starting at 12:30 p.m. with lunch provided by Damon’s and Five Oaks Development Group, L.P. Registration is $75 a player, or sponsorship opportunities are available that include team registration fees. Tournament brochure is available for download at www. For more info, call Scott Byrd at429.6538 or e-mail

Summer track & field at SCHS

The Knoxville Track Club Youth Athletics will hold its annual Summer Track & Field Program at Sevier County High School. Learn the fundamentals of track and field with an emphasis on fun and fitness. Open to all girls and boys ages 5-18, starting June 1st and ending June 26th. Twice weekly practices, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., will be at the SCHS Track. Track meets are held each Saturday in June at UT’s Tom Black Track. Registration fees are $38 per child with a family maximum of $70. The fee includes a T-shirt, instruction and four weeks of fun at practices and meets. For more information, call Eddie McCandless at 389-7634.

Eagle Pride basketball camp

The Seymour High School basketball head coach Brian Jessie and staff will be hosting two separate player development camps at the high school. The first will be June 21-24 for rising 2nd through 5th grade boys and girls. The second will be July 19-22 for rising 6th through 9th grade boys. The cost is $65 per player or $100 for two campers in the same family. For more information, call Jessie at 5777040 or email

Future Eagles Football Camp

The Future Eagles Football Camp will be held at Seymour High’s Householder Field July 12-14 and is open for 2ndthrough-8th graders. The camp will run daily from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $50. It will teach fundamentals and safe techniques in each aspect of the game. For additional information, call 577-7040.

G-P basketball camp

The coach Placeres boys’ and girls’ basketball camp will be June 7-10, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $80, and it’s for players ages eight to 18. There will be daily games and scrimmages, and contests will be held with prizes awarded at the conclusion of camp. Participants will learn individual and team skills, and a popular UT Vol basketball player will be in attendance to talk and sign autographs on the final day of camp. The first 100 campers will be accepted. Deadline for registration is June 7, at the door. Call 2562222 for more information.

SCHS softball camp upcoming

Due to new TSSAA regulations, the SCHS Smoky Bear Summer Softball Camp will be for 6-8th graders only. It is July 12-16 everyday from 8-10 am. Registration forms can be picked up in the SCHS front office.

Smoky Bears baseball camps slated

The 2010 Smoky Bears baseball camps will be June 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the SCHS baseball field. Ages 6-13. For more information call 368-7648.

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SCHS baseball will have a fund-raising car wash at Zippy’s Carwash on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SCHS freshman football lifts today SEVIERVILLE — The Sevier County High School Smoky Bears football team will continue its offseason program this morning, when all rising freshmen football players are to report for weightroom workouts at 7:45 a.m.

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p r o ha r dball National League East Division

Atlanta Philadelphia Florida New York Washington

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W L San Diego 32 21 Los Angeles 31 22 San Francisco 28 24 Colorado 28 25 Arizona 20 34

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——— Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1 Dodgers 1, Arizona 0, 14 innings San Diego 5, Mets 1, 11 innings Chicago Cubs at Pitts., ppd., rain Milwaukee 7, Florida 4 Houston 5, Washington 1 St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1 San Francisco 4, Colorado 1 Thursday’s Games Houston 6, Washington 4 Milwaukee at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Atlanta at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Cinci (Harang 4-5) at Washington (L.Hernandez 4-3), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Latos 5-3) at Philly (Halladay 7-3), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 3-4) at Pittsburgh (Duke 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 5-2) at Mets (Dickey 2-0), 7:10 p.m. Cubs (Zambrano 1-3) at Houston (F.Paulino 0-7), 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 4-4) at St. Louis (Wainwright 7-3), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (Cook 2-3) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-3), 9:40 p.m. Atlanta (Kawakami 0-7) at Dodgers (Kershaw 5-3), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Florida at N.Y. Mets, 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 4:10 p.m. Cubs at Houston, 7:05 p.m. Cinci at Washington, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Philly, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Pitt., 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Atlanta at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Florida at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Cinci at Washington, 1:35 p.m.

American League East Division

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Minnesota Detroit Chicago Kansas City Cleveland

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——— Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 9, Baltimore 1 Detroit 3, Cleveland 0 Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 3 Boston 6, Oakland 4 L.A. Angels 7, Kansas City 2 Texas 9, Chicago White Sox 5 Seattle 2, Minnesota 1, 10 innings Thursday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 3 Detroit 12, Cleveland 6 Oakland 9, Boston 8 L.A. Angels 5, Kansas City 4 Texas at White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston (Buchholz 7-3) at Baltimore (Tillman 0-0), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 6-2) at Toronto (Cecil 5-2), 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 5-4) at Texas (C.Wilson 3-3), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-5) at White Sox (Danks 4-4), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 2-4) at Kansas City (Chen 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 5-4) at Oakland (Braden 4-5), 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (J.Saunders 3-6) at Seattle (Snell 0-3), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Yankees at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 4:10 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at White Sox, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Yankees at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.

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NASCAR SPRINT CUP Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 Site: Long Pond, Pa. Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 3:306:30 p.m.; Saturday, practice (Speed, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (TNT, noon-5:30 p.m.). Track: Pocono Raceway (triangle, 2.5 miles). Race distance: 500 miles, 200 laps. Last year: Tony Stewart raced to his first Cup points victory as an owner, coming from the rear of the field and gambling on fuel. Stewart became the first owner/driver to win a points race since Ricky Rudd at Martinsville in 1998. Last week: Kurt Busch held off Jamie McMurray to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch also won the AllStar race the previous week at the track. Fast facts: Kevin Harvick leads the season standings with 1,898 points, followed by Kyle Busch (1,869), Matt Kenseth (1,781), Jeff Gordon (1,760), Denny Hamlin (1,732), Kurt Busch (1,726) and fourtime defending champion Jimmie Johnson (1,694). ... Hamlin, tied with Kurt Busch and Johnson for the series victory lead with three, won the August 2009 race at the track. He also swept the 2006 Pocono races as a rookie. ... The series will return to Pocono on Aug. 1 for the Pennsylvania 500. ... Johnson will race Saturday in the Grand-Am series’ Watkins Glen event. He will team with Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty in the Bob Stallings Racing entry. Next race: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, June 13, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Online: http://www.nascar. com ——— NATIONWIDE Federated Auto Parts 300 Site: Gladeville, Tenn. Schedule: Friday, practice (ESPN2, 7:30-9 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying

auto racing at a gl ance (ESPN2, 5:30-7 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (ESPN2, 7-11 p.m.). Track: Nashville Superspeedway (oval, 1.333 miles). Race distance: 300 miles, 225 laps. Last year: Kyle Busch raced to the fourth of his nine 2009 Nationwide victories en route to the season title, easily holding off Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards in the second Nashville race of the year. Busch smashed the guitar trophy in Victory Lane. Last week: Busch won at Charlotte Motor Speedway, beating Keselowski for his second straight series victory and fifth of the season. Fast facts: Busch and Kevin Harvick, the April winner at the track, are skipping the race and dropping out of the title chase, leaving Keselowski, Edwards and Paul Menard the only double-duty Sprint Cup drivers in the field. Keselowski leads the standings, a point ahead of Busch and 94 in front of third-place Harvick. Edwards is fourth, 257 points back. He won three straight races on the concrete track in 2006-07. ... Mike Bliss is driving Harvick’s No. 33 Toyota, and Brad Coleman is taking Busch’s spot in the No. 18 Toyota. Next race: Meijer 300, June 12, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. Online: http://www.nascar. com ——— CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS WinStar World Casino 400k Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Schedule: Thursday, practice, qualifying; Friday, race, 9 p.m. (Speed, 8:3011:30 p.m.). Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 250.5 miles, 167 laps. Last year: Todd Bodine became the first five-time winner at Texas Motor Speedway in any series. He also became the Trucks driver to win five times at one track. Last race: Kyle Busch raced to his 70th victory in NASCAR’s top three divi-

sions, holding off Bodine on May 21 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Fast facts: Bodine, winless in 24 races, has a two-point lead over Aric Almirola in the season standings. Timothy Peters is third, 86 points back. Four-time series champion Ron Hornaday is fourth, 103 behind Bodine. ... Ken Schrader is driving the No. 2 Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick, and Johnny Benson is taking Busch’s spot in the No. 18 Toyota. Harvick and Busch each have two Trucks victories this year. Next race: VFW 200, June 12, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Online: http://www.nascar. comusch ——— INDYCAR Firestone 550k Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Schedule: Friday, practice, qualifying (Versus, 5-6 p.m.); Saturday, race, 8:45 p.m. (Versus, 8-11 p.m.) Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 342 miles, 228 laps. Last year: Helio Castroneves followed his Indy 500 victory with his third win at Texas Motor Speedway. He beat Penske Racing teammate Ryan Briscoe off pit row on the final stop, then held the top spot for the final 46 laps. Last week: Dario Franchitti raced to his second Indianapolis 500 victory, winning under caution after a spectacular, airborne crash with a lap left that sent Mike Conway high into the fence and to the hospital with a broken left leg and compression fracture in his back. The victory made Chip Ganassi the first owner to win Indy and NASCAR’s Daytona 500 in the same year. Fast facts: Will Power leads the season standings with 227 points, 11 more than Franchitti. Power swept the opening road races in Sao Paulo and St. Petersburg. ... Conway is expected to be sidelined at least three months. ... Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel will attempt to jump more

than 200 feet over police cars before the race. Next race: Iowa Corn Indy 250, June 20, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa. Online: http://www.indycar. com ——— NHRA FULL THROTTLE Route 66 NHRA Nationals Site: Joliet, Ill. Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 4-7 p.m.). Track: Route 66 Raceway. Last year: Spencer Massey raced to his first career Top Fuel victory, beating Antron Brown in the final. Tony Pedregon (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Matt Guidera (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won. Last event: Tony Schumacher won the Top Fuel final in the Summer Nationals on May 23 in Topeka, Kan., beating Cory McClenathan. Fellow defending series champions Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro

Stock) also won. Fast facts: John Force has three Funny Car victories this year to push his record total to 129. The 60-yearold star, trying to add to his record 14 season championships, leads the standings — 49 points ahead of Hight. ... In Top Fuel, Larry Dixon has a 97-point lead over McClenathan. Dixon has four victories this year. Next race: NHRA Supernationals, June 10-13, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J. Online: http://www.nhra. com ——— FORMULA ONE Next race: Canadian Grand Prix, June 13, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal. Last week: Lewis Hamilton led McLaren to a 1-2 finish in the Turkish Grand Prix after a costly run-in between Red Bull teammates Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. Webber and Vettel touched as Vettel looked to pass for the lead, sending Vettel spinning out of the race. Webber recov-

ered to finish third behind Jenson Button. Online: ——— OTHER RACES ARCA RE/MAX SERIES: Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200, Saturday (Speed, 4-6 p.m.), Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. Online: GRAND-AM ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES: Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, Saturday (Speed, 2-4 p.m., 6-8:30 p.m.), Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Online: http:// WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car, Hall of Fame Classic, Thursday-Saturday, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, Iowa. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws. com U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Sprint Car, Thursday, New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt, N.J., and Friday, Big Diamond Raceway, Minersville, Pa. Online:


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real estate transfers district 1 Junior and Gladys Sutton to James and Judy Griffin for $20,000 for lots 199 and 201, Lin Creek Section, English Mountain A. Randolph Sykes, Elizabeth and Joseph Crawford to Wilma Jenkins for $7,099.27 for 1.922 acres, Bogard Road Jonna Datz and Henry Kratz Estate to Jennifer Kratz-Kral for $15,000 for lot III, Lunsford Heirs property, Chavis Road

district 2 Cary and Janet Jackson to Michael McCroskey for $15,000 for lot 13, Whaley Subdivision

district 3 Cheryl and Marvin Fisher Jr. to Dale and Karla Keene for $531,250 for lots 29 and 30R, Burning Oaks Joseph and Sandra Estridge to Carl Fox for $40,000 for lot 24, Fiesta Hills

district 4 Wells Fargo Bank and Chase Home Finance LLC to Kristen and Mark Jackson for $263,550 for lot 53, W. A. Blalock property Wells Fargo Bank to Marshall and Mildred Street for $127,000 for lot 16, River View Tennessee State Bank to Joshua and April Conley for $245,000 for lot 96, Phase 2, Belle Meadows Willadean and Thomas Cooley to Terry and Rhonda Savage for $195,500 for unit 602, phase 2, Hidden Springs Resort Otilia Gimenez to Eusebio Santos for $93,000 for lot 7B, unit 3, phase 2, Rock Gardens Norman and Joann Guire to Daniel and Kathy Hall for $155,500 for lot 9, phase I, Hidden Springs Resort Robert and Patricia Leis and Leis Family Trust to Jerry Simerly for $197,000 for lot 13-B, Snappwood Estates

district 5 Bruce Carpenter to Holley Britton and Dennis Bunfield for $25,000 for unit 70, phase II, Mountain Brook

Mountcastle Properties Inc. to Sam Crowder and Denise Barnett for $201,800 for lot 121, unit 4, phase 3, Sherwood Forest Resort William Claiborne Jr., Marsha Wilson, Kathy Kipps and Carol C. Cowart to John Crusey for $125,000 for lot 51, phase 2, Brookstone Village Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association, Wilson & Associates PLLC to Laura and John BonneCarrere for $153,000 for lot 2, Paradise Thomas Dickenson, Donna King and Donna Marie Hankins to Gary Huskey for $55,000 for property on Mark Ann Lane Kay Conter to Jeffrey Gann for $76,900 for lot 27B, Summer Addition Lyle and Russell Hale and Dogwood Trace to Highlands Union Bank for $700,000 for lots 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24, Dogwood Trace. Lyle and Russell Hale and Dogwood Trace to Highlands Union Bank for $2,000,000 for 50.5198 acres, Terrell Williams et al, subdivision

district 6 Dennis and Carmen Charles to Crystal and Michael Kirkland for $145,000 for lot 13B, Phase II, Dogwood Farms Mountain National Bank to Terrell Simmons for $230,000 for lot 36, Smoker Holler Paul and Brigette Bricketto to Kira Terhune and Tammy Lynn Brown for $290,000 for lot 19, phase V, Dogwood Farms

district 7

Marjorie Hall to Mountain National Bank for $1,400,000 for lot 4, Minor Etherton property and lot 6, phase I, Granny’s River Bottom

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Thomas Dickenson, Sammy and Marjorie Hall to Mountain National Bank for $470,000 for lot 5R, Smokey Vista Michael and Amy Williams to William and Jennifer Hammond for $160,000 for lot 22, Dogwood Acres

J. Phillips Jones, Roger and Brenda Payne to Rose Acceptance Inc. for $41,550.46 for unit 204, phase 1, Gatlinburg Summit Condominium HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Daniel and Richelle Fowler for $190,000 for property on Ridge Road Rodney and Ann Ward to Ronald, Barbara and Bret Cook, Steven and Denise Larson, Ronja and Charles Branson for $150,000 for Ski Loft Motel Property Bonnie Young and Holly Rich to Natalie and Richard Orpin Jr. for $125,000 for lot 37, Valley High and Lot 37, Condo Villas of Gatlinburg Billy Sharp, Anthony Bradley, Charles McCombs and ABC Enterprises LLC to Robert and Debra Kendall for $207,000 for lot 651, Sky Harbor

district 9 Robyn Hosler and Robyn Demaat to Patrick and Jacqueline Nobles for $129,900 for lot 7, Irwin Estates Shapiro & Kirsch LLP, and Teresa Dennis to Deutsche Bank Trust Company for $143,741.21 for lot 62, Boon Docks Ella Pyrtle, and James Pyrtle, deceased, to Jennifer Wager for $138,000 for lot 83, Meadow View Acres Robert and Patricia Carden to John and Sherry Harris for $246,200 for lot 49, Majestic Meadows Branch Banking and Trust Company to Dustin and Colleen Brackins for $17,500 for lot 7R, Trinity View Estates Teresa Lethco, Nelson and Doris Tate and Susan Gail Tate Green to Jeffrey and Chassity Bird for $196,000 for lot 21, Boon Docks Federal National Mortgage Association, Johnson & Freedman LLC to James and Tricia Parks for $56,907 for lot 46, Eagle Trace

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Shapiro & Kirsch LLP, Terry and Rebecca Huskey to J. Phillip Jones, Betty Still, Household Financial Center Inc. for $104,000 for W lot 83, LRalph oss Still, deceased, to eightand American General Financial Big River Overlook Services Inc. for $122,408.11 Thomas Dickenson, Halls for lot 2, Ralph L. and Betty & Allen LLC, Sammy and

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Linda and Victory Wilson to Buddy Smyre Jr. for $112,500 for lot 40, Dogwood Don and Alethea Ingram to Janine Orlando for $129,900 for 2.0278 acres, Thorngrove Pike

district 14 Patricia and Charles Morehead Jr. to George Wadsworth for $250,000 for lot 42, French Broad River Baby Farms Cody McCarter and Michael Maddron to Paul Breighner for $100,732 for lot 52, Big Chiefs High Point Charles and Aimee Parker to Robert and Mary Rifley for $120,000 for lot 113, Eagle Springs Michael and Kathy Tollefsrud to Anovchirvan Ekhtebar for $325,000 for lot 61, River Run Estates

district 16 Shapiro & Kirsch LLP, Jesse and Diana Woodall to HSBC Bank USA for $297,000 for lot 37, Phase I, Cedar Falls William Witherington Jr. to Mark and Jacqueline Hellrug and Ronny Bergeron for $160,750 for lot 5, Shagbark

Michael and Donna Bryant to James and Kathleen Aplin for $215,000 for lot 81, phase VIII, Bear Creek Crossing Michael and Joan Hill to Fortenberry Properties No. 3 LLC for $325,000 for lot 196R, Unit 2, Phase 2, Black Bear Ridge Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association, Shapiro & Kirsch LLP to Alan and Janice Halphen for $137,000 for lot 222, Hidden Mountain View

district 17 Billy and Bonnie Templeton to Chad and Lisa Helton for $20,000 for lot 158, Outdoor Resorts of Gatlinburg Bank of New York Mellon, BAC Home Loans Servicing and BAC GP LLC to Melisa and Jacob Crotts Jr. for $536,999 for lot 9, Pinnacle View Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association and Wilson & Associates PLLC to Carlos and Janis Lopez for $55,900 for unit D0201, Gatlinburg Golf and Racquet Club Condominium Chris Ford to Phillip and Margaret Pippenger for $595,000 for lot 37, Broken Pine Section, Cobbly Nob

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Arts & E n t er t a i 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 editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913. n

Local Entertainment

Roy Clark

8 p.m. June 18 at Country Tonite, with Lulu Roman; tickets $30, 453-2003,

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

Lee Greenwood

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

Dark Hollow Band

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

Cirque Dreams ‘Illumination’

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

Wild Blue Yonder

7 p.m. June 11 at Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center’s outdoor amphitheater, Townsend; tickets $4, (865) 448-0044


Local Festivals/Events

Dumplin Valley June Fest

June 10-12, 525 E. Dumplin Valley Rd., Kodak, 397-7942,

Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival

June 10-12 in Pigeon Forge; 453-8574,

Founder’s Day

June 14 at Hard Rock Cafe, Gatlinburg, 11 a.m. Burger Badge Bas, 5 p.m. Guns & Hoses Silent Auction, 4307625,


Regional Festivals/Events

Smoky Mountain Pottery Festival

Noon to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Townsend Visitors Center, with featured artist Cynthia Bringle; free admission, (800) 525-6384, www.

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) 457-2559.


Local Arts/Exhibits

Arts 4 Art’s Sake

Silent and live auction June 24 at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, silent auction and preview 6:30-7:30 p.m., live auction 7:30 p.m.

Artists-in-Residence Collection

Through July 10 at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Loggia Gallery; 4365860,

Instructor Exhibition

Through Oct. 8 at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Sandra J. Blain Galleries; 436-5860, www.arrowmont. org

Photography Exhibit

Tesa Nauman photographs on display through June 20 at Sue Bock Cafe at Anna Porter Public Library in Gatlinburg, 436-5588


Regional Arts/Exhibits

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


June 4-25 at Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Knoxville, featuring work of Ethan Bach, S. Beth Bishop, Jessica Gregory, Zophia Kneiss; (865-) 523-7543, www.


Fireflies draw thousands of visitors to the Elkmont area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year. Shuttles begin Saturday and last through June 13, starting at 7 p.m. each day.

Synchronize Your Watches Park begins shuttles to see synchronous fireflies By GAIL CRUTCHFIELD Community Editor NATIONAL PARK — When word got out that you didn’t have to go all the way to Asia to see the show produced by synchronous fireflies, the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park became the place to be in early to mid-June. The crowds got so big park officials finally had to close off the area to vehicle traffic and began transporting visitors from Sugarlands Visitors Center to see the show. The annual trek to the woods of Elkmont begins Saturday when the park and the city of Gatlinburg teams up for the sixth year, using the trollies to take the thousands of curious onlookers further up the mountain to see the beetles in action. “We discovered this phenomenon back in the early ’90s,” said park spokesman Bob Miller. “It was originally reported by some of the folks that used to have leases at Elkmont.” Those people said they would sit on their verandas every year and watch the lightning bugs, noticing after a while the bugs would flash at the same time. It was thought all fireflies flashed in a similar way until research from a University of Georgia professor proved differently, with the belief that the synchronous fireflies were common only in Asia. “She got really excited about it and come up to document” the activity, Miller said. Word spread form there and soon thousands of people were making the trek up to Elkmont to see the fireflies. “The first few years after word got out, people swarmed in there,” Miller said. They would crowd the parking area at Elkmont and then park on both sides of the road. Some people would make a day of it, hanging out around the campground. “It became a safety hazard and a nuisance to campers,” Miller said. “People would get in there early, have too much time on their hands and become boisterous. We decided we’d have to manage it for the benefit of the people in the campground and safety.”


Even if you don’t see the synchronization of the fireflies, you’re sure to enjoy a peaceful night with nature.

In 2005, they began with a pilot program to test the feasibility of shuttling visitors up to Elkmont to see the lightning bugs. There are several other places in the park to see the lightning bugs, Miller said, but Elkmont provides is the most reliable location. The nine days the shuttle is offered falls within the two-week period considered the peak of the mating season for the adult fireflies. According to, the adult fireflies live for about 21 days. Their light patterns are part of the adulthood mating display. Each species of firefly has a characteristic flash pattern that helps its male and female individuals recognize each other. Most species produce a greenish-yellow light; one species has a bluish light. The males fly and flash and the usually stationary females respond with a flash. Peak flashing for synchronous fireflies in the park is normally within a two-week period in mid-June. No one is sure why the fireflies flash synchronously, the Web site reports. Competition between males may be one reason: they all want to be the first to flash. Or perhaps if the males all flash together they have a better chance of being noticed, and the females can make better comparisons. The fireflies do not always flash in unison. They may flash in waves across hillsides, and at other times will flash randomly. Synchrony occurs

Firefly shuttles Where: Sugarlands Visitor Center When: June 5-13 n Starting: 7 p.m. n End: 9 p.m. or when parking lot is full n Return: Last shuttle returns at 11 p.m. n Cost: $1 per person, round-trip n Allowed: Lawn chairs, food or water in backpacks, flashlights with red cellophane covering n Not allowed: Coolers, alcoholic beverages, pets n n

in short bursts that end with abrupt periods of darkness. Patience is definitely a virtue to have when watching the fireflies, and the quality of the show is all up to Mother Nature. “Obviously, we don’t organize the show,” Miller said. The beetles’ activity is dependent on the temperature and rainfall. Temperatures under 50 degrees will inhibit their flashing, and heavy rains will make them seek shelter. Patience comes in handy as you wait to notice the synchronicity. “It takes a while for them to see it,” Miller said. “You really notice it when they’re not flashing and everyone goes dark at once. It’s kind of slow but it’s still pretty exciting.” Miller said they usually shuttle between 700 and 1,000 people each night, with 1,000 being their maximum capacity. The shuttles begin running from Sugarlands at 7 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m. or when the parking lot is full, whichever comes first. The last trollley to return visitors to Sugarlands Visitor Center is scheduled at 11 p.m. There is a $1 roundtrip fee per person. Visitors should bring a lawn chair and a flashlight with red cellophane to cover it. The cellophane minimizes the use of light and protects everyone’s night vision. The flashlight can also disrupt the fireflies. It’s requested you point the flashlight at the ground as you secure a viewing spot and turn it off once you’re settled. They may also want to bring an umbrella or rain gear. They can bring a bag lunch, but no coolers or alcoholic beverages are allowed. Pets are also not allowed. Though it seems a rite of passage for most children, the park asks no one attempt to catch a firefly, that everyone stay on the trails and to pack out any garbage. n

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Showing at Reel Theatres’ Movies on the Parkway in Sevierville. For show times, call 453-9055. *Marmaduke (PG) — Stars the voice talents of Owen Wilson and George Lopez. A suburban family moves to a new neighborhood with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc on his own oblivious way. *Killers (PG-13) — Stars Katherine Heigle and Ashton Kutcher. A young woman who has been unlucky in love meets the man of her dreams only to find out three years later he is a hit man with a price on his (and her) head. *Get Him to the Greek (R) — Stars Jonah Hill and Russel Brand. A record company intern is hired to accompany an out-of-control British rock star to a concert at L.A.’s Greek Theater. 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, sundrenched 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 dealmaker 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. Iron Man 2 (PG-13) — Stars Robert Downey Jr., and Mickey Rourke. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony Stark is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron

Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. *Indicates new releases this week

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Amelia & Louis perform 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 933-7244

Ripley’s Aquarium

Bluegrass group Smoky Mountain Travelers 10-4 p.m. Saturday in front of Aquarium in Gatlinburg

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Shamrock on Reagan Dr., in Gatlinburg; acoustic duo New Rain performs 7:30-11:30 p.m. every Wednesday and 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday.


The Ship Pub

Black Bear Jamboree: 908-7469 n Blackwoods Breakfast Show: 908-7469 n Comedy Barn: 4285222 n Country Tonite Theatre: 453-2003 n Dixie Stampede: 4534400 n Elvis Museum TCB Theater, featuring Matt Cordell: 428-2001 n Grand Majestic Theater: 774-7777 n Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 908-1050 n Magic Beyond Belief: 428-5600 n Memories Theater: 428-7852 n Miracle Theater: 4287469 n Smith Family Theater: 429-8100 n Smoky Mountain Theater: 774-5400 n Smoky Mountain Palace Theatre: 429-1601 n Soul of Shaolin: 4538888 n Sweet Fanny Adams Theater: 436-4039 n Tennessee Shindig (formerly Fiddlers’ Feast): 908-3327 n WonderWorks “Hoot N’ Holler� Show: 868-1800 n

Andy’s Junction

Andy’s Junction, 10237 Chapman Highway, Seymour: Country Tradition, 7-10 p.m. Friday; live music, 7-10 p.m. Saturday

Appalachian Music

Jerry and Joan Paul perform Appalachian music most afternoons in Gatlinburg at Alewine Pottery in Glades. 7746999

Blue Moose Burgers and Wings

The Ship Pub on Glades Road in Gatlinburg, pool tournaments at 8 p.m. every Friday, New Rain performs 7 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, 430-4441

Skiddy’s Place

Skiddy’s Place on Birds Creek Road in Gatlinburg; Karaoke, Tuesday and Thursday nights; Locals Night, 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; various performers on weekends. 436-4192

Smoky Mountain Brewery

In Gatlinburg, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.: karaoke/ DJ, Monday-Tuesday; live music, WednesdaySunday. In Pigeon Forge, 9 p.m. to midnight: karaoke/DJ, Sunday-Monday; live music, TuesdaySaturday

Smoky’s Sports Pub & Grub 1151 Parkway (Light #10) Gatlinburg: Weekly live entertainment and karaoke. 436-4220

Sunset Grille

142 Thinwood Drive Newport: The show starts at 9 p.m.

Live bluegrass, 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; live folk and acoustics, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. (423) 4872875

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Michael Hicks sings and plays piano, 6-10 p.m. every Friday in Gatlinburg

GATLINBURG — Back by popular demand, Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales begins downtown on June 11 and will run through Aug. 7. The performers arrive daily at 5 p.m. in the center of town. Characters disperse along the downtown Parkway for entertainment and storytelling until 10 p.m. As many as 18 nightly Submitted acts perform throughout Quiltin’ Annie, a mainstay of Tunes & Tales, will the evening. be on hand with stories about the old-time way Trios, duos, single acts of doing things. and clogging groups will perform seven nights a old time clogging and official ambassador of week for the duration of even teaching folks some Gatlinburg. the summer. The mountain moves and steps. Newcomers include style of music will be feaMiss Nan, the school Uncle Tubby, Ol’ Rowdy tured all season, from the marm, and Quiltin’ Annie and Smiley Burdett, each pure Appalachian sounds will be returning this relating stories of the of Boogertown Gap and year to teach their oldGreat Smoky Mountains, Rattlesnake Hollow, to time ways. Also returnits people and history more traditional bluegrass ing this year is Zeno the and even sing a little song music from groups such Gatlinburg Bear, the about them. as Hurricane Ridge, The Grassabillies, Southern Skye, Timber Creek, and the Holloway Sisters. Visitors will also be able to learn how instruBBQ & Country Cookin ments like the mountain 2334 Newport Hwy ( 4mi. past Sevier Co. High) and lap dulcimers and gourd banjo are made by local craftsmen Denton 32 oz. Cowboy Cut Prime Rib LIVE MUSIC Bragg and Mark Edelman. EVERY TUES. Bet ya can’t eat it all! THURS. and They will also enjoy the SAT. NIGHT talents of the Back Porch AT 6pm. Cloggers demonstrating 865-453-5150

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TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that default has been made in the payment of that certain indebtedness (the Indebtedness) due from Steven Oliphant (the ìGrantorî) to Citizens National Bank (the Lender), secured by a deed of trust executed on the 13th day of December 2005, by Steven Oliphant, single, to M. Coppley Vickers, Trustee, recorded in Book 2420, Page 399, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee (the Deed of Trust). The Lender, being the true and lawful owner and holder of the Indebtedness, has exercised its option to declare the entire Indebtedness due and payable and has made demand for foreclosure pursuant to the Deed of Trust. Therefore, I, the undersigned, acting as Trustee under the authority of the Deed of Trust, will be at the front door (Court Avenue entrance) of the Sevier County Courthouse (125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee) on June 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) to sell for cash to the highest and best bidder at public auction in bar of and free from all rights of redemption afforded by statute, equitable rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other rights waived by the Deed of Trust, the Real Property (as defined herein). The phrase ìReal Propertyî as used herein shall mean all of the Grantor’s right, title and interest in and to the following described real property (together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed improvements and fixtures, all appurtenant easements and rights of way, and other appurtenances) described as follows: SITUATED in the 16th Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lot 100 of the Hidden Mountain View Subdivision, as the same is depicted on plat of record in Map Book 11, Page 86, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description. BEGINNING at an iron pin set in the Western right-of-way of Fantasy Way, said iron pin set being approximately 500 feet, more or less, from the intersection of Walt Price Road and Fantasy Way, said iron pin set also being a common corner to Lot 101 Hidden Mountain View; thence from said point of beginning and with the line of Lot 101 Hidden Mountain View, South 68 deg. 05 min. 00 sec. West 132.00 feet to a metal fence post in the line of Lot 104 Hidden Mountain View; thence with the line of Lot 104 and continuing with the line of Lot 105 Hidden Mountain View, North 21 deg. 29 min. 15 sec. West 122.00 feet to a metal fence post, a common corner to Lot 99 Hidden Mountain View; thence with the line of Lot 99, North 68 deg. 03 min. 00 sec. East 165.07 feet to an iron pin set in the Western right-of-way of Fantasy Way; thence with the right-of-way of Fantasy Way, South 06 deg. 21 min. 44 sec. East 126.73 feet to the point of BEGINNING. Containing 0.41 acre, more or less, according to the survey of Timothy J. Wallace, RLS #1758, Wallace Surveying Company, PO Box 5278, Sevierville, TN 37864, dated March 26, 2001, bearing Drawing #210098. TOGETHER WITH the right to use, for the purpose of ingress and egress, a 10 ft. wide gravel road traversing the East boundary of Lot 101, as described the General Warranty Deed of record in Warranty Deed Book 454, Page 217, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. TOGETHER WITH the right to a joint use driveway easement crossing Lot 101, as described in, and subject to the terms of, the Joint Driveway Easement of record in Book 1214, Page 199, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. BEING the same property conveyed to Steven Oliphant, single, by General Warranty Deed from Daniel W. Valdetero and wife, Susan K. Valdetero, dated December 12, 2005, of record in Book 2420, Page 397, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. SUBJECT TO all matters noted and/or depicted on plat of record in Map Book 11, Page 86, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. SUBJECT TO a 10 ft. wide gravel road along the Eastern boundary of Lot 100 reserved by F. Nicky McCarter and wife, Cynthia Diana McCarter, and their heirs and assigns, in General Warranty Deed of record in Warranty Deed Book 454, Page 217, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. The owner of Lot 100 is jointly responsible for the maintenance of this gravel road pursuant to the terms of the above described General Warranty Deed. SUBJECT TO an easement from the gravel road on the East boundary of Lot 100, along the Northern boundary of Lot 100 and the Southern boundary of Lot 99 for the benefit of Lot 99 and for the purpose of ingress and egress to both Lots 99 and 100 as described in General Warranty Deed of record in Warranty Deed Book 454, Page 217, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. The owner of Lot 100 is jointly responsible for the maintenance of this easement pursuant to the terms of the above described General Warranty Deed. SUBJECT TO restrictions of record in Miscellaneous Book 27, Page 323, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, as may be applicable. The Real Property address is believed to be 1619 Fantasy Way, Sevierville, TN 37876. The tax map identification number is believed to be Tax Map 082I, Group F, Ctl. Map 082I, Parcel 016.00. The Real Property legal description shall control in the event of any inconsistency among the legal description, address, or tax map identification number. The Real Property is being sold AS IS WHERE IS without warranty or representation by the Trustee. All rights and equity of redemption, afforded by statute or common law, homestead, dower and all other exemptions are expressly waived by the Debtor in the Deed of Trust and title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Trustee. Title is to be conveyed subject to all prior liens, easements, covenants, conditions, encumbrances, and restrictions that may exist including, without limitation, any unpaid ad valorem taxes or other taxes. Current Owner(s): Steven Oliphant The proceeds of the sale will be applied in accordance with the terms of the Deed of Trust. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of sale to another day and time certain, without further publication, upon announcement of said adjournment on the day and time and at the place set forth above, and to sell to the second highest bidder (at the second highest bidderís highest bid) in the event the highest bidder does not comply with the terms of the sale. This Notice shall be published in The Mountain Press on June 4, 2010; June 11, 2010; and June 18, 2010. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. M. Coppley Vickers, TRUSTEE M. Coppley Vickers & Associates, P.C. P.O. 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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 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 Register’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 “Savings Bank”) 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. ß 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 Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which map specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description. 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. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 10-004864 May 28, June 4 & 11, 2010

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LEGALS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The City of Gatlinburg is soliciting proposals to support telephone services for the listed locations along with high speed Internet connectivity for all departments within the City. The City of Gatlinburg prefers to procure this solution from one vendor for all locations but understands that this may not be possible due to regulations and service offerings of the solicited providers. Therefore, we request that Vendors present their most total solution and clearly identify areas where it is not possible (or practical) for you to provide services. Agreements are expected to be for a 3year term. Proposals should be submitted no later than June 24, 2010 at 4:00 PM. The City of Gatlinburg is looking for a solution that will improve the performances of its data communications while maintaining the functionality of its existing telephone and long distance services. Service levels common in the telecom industry are expected with no degradation in existing voice quality, up time, or service response times. Our primary goal is to increase efficiency and reduce costs by attempting to combine telephone and internet services. All phone numbers will be maintained. If Long Distance charges are to be incurred an account code system will be needed to trace employee usage on a monthly bases by employee name; we will require the ability to modify codes as needed. Please submit a proposal to the City of Gatlinburg based upon research and review of the current system being used by the City. (For the most part, the City of Gatlinburg is currently using the



Centrex System.) All proposals should include a full detailed description of services proposed along a monthly fee schedule including any specific installation charges broken out per location. The cost for each individual type of line with fees needs to be shown.

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INVITATION TO BID The Sevier County Highway Department will receive bids on the following item until 10:00am on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Bids will be opened at 10:00am on the same date, but will be awarded at a later date. Bids should be submitted to the Road Superintendent’s Office, 125 Court Avenue, Room 304E, Sevierville, TN 37862. New 2010 Backhoe All items must be delivered to the Sevier County Highway Department Garage or Sevier County Roads, unless otherwise stated. The above bids must be SEALED AND CLEARLY MARKED “BID” on the outside of the envelope. The Sevier County Highway Department Purchasing Committee

INVITATION TO BID SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE Sealed bids for GUARDRAIL IMPROVEMENTS will be RECEIVED UNTIL AND PUBLICLY OPENED AT 2:00PM, TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010, by the City of Sevierville, 120 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, Tennessee, 37862. Bids received after the specified time, postmarked notwithstanding, shall be rejected. Bids shall be submitted on forms furnished by the City. Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the Sevierville City Hall, 120 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, Tennessee, 37862. or on website at www. Envelopes shall be labeled: “BID ENCLOSED: GUARDRAIL IMPROVEMENTS” and mailed to the following address: Lynn K. McClurg, City Recorder City of Sevierville P.O. Box 5500 Sevierville, TN 37864-5500 The City of Sevierville does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 UlS.C. 2000d)

Specifications may be obtained at the Sevier County Highway Department, 125 Court Avenue, Room 304E, Sevierville, TN 37862. This 1st day of June 2010.

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The Sevier County Highway Department will receive bids on the following items until 10:00 am on Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

Bids will be opened at 10:00 am on the same date, but will be awarded at a later date. Bids on more than one (1) item must be submitted separately in sealed envelopes. Bids should be submitted to the Road Superintendent’s Office, 125 Court Avenue, Room 304E, Sevierville, TN 37862. ITEMS TO BID Tiles & Bands (Metal & Plastic) Tires & Tubes Salt Drilling Crushed StoneCrusher Run Pug Mix, and 6, 7 and 8 Stone Hot Mix AsphaltTopping Mix and C-Mix (for patching per tonpicked up at your plant) Asphaltin place per tonCW Mix, Topping Mix, and C-Mix (virgin mix only) RS-2, AE-3, Patch Magic and other emulsified products (required to furnish on site mixer per lease)

All Items must be delivered to the Sevier County Highway Department Garage or Sevier County Roads, unless otherwise stated.

The above bids must be SEALED AND CLEARLY MARKED “BID” on the outside of the envelope.

The Sevier County Highway Department reserves the right to re-bid ant asphalt project.

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The Sevier County Highway Department Purchasing Committee reserves the right to reject any/or all bids.

All members of the public, please take notice that on Monday June 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm, the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) will hold a public meeting on the ground floor of the offices at 460 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee, to consider the proposed Settlement Agreement between Foothill Water Properties and Nonmember Utility Users (agreement between members already settled)

Specifications may be obtained at the Sevier County Highway Department, 125 Court Avenue, Room 304E, Sevierville, TN 37862. This 1st day of June, 2010. Jonas Smelcer Sevier County Road Superintendent 06/04, 06/06, 06/09

06/04/2010 NOTICE The Public Hearing/2nd Reading regarding the Farmer’s Market Ordinance # 2422, that was scheduled on June 8, 2010, has been rescheduled to June 22, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Room.

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Laurel Crest, A Bluegreen Resort, Seeking Seasonal Activities Associate. Nights and Weekends a Must. Please apply in person at: Laurel Crest Resort, 2628 Laurel Crest Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN Local cabin company taking applications for Reservationist, Assistant Manager, and Cleaners. Apply in person at: 333 Ski Mtn. Rd. Gatlinburg. PART TIME WORK ALL AGES 17+ Great pay, ideal for college students & ’10 hs grads, customer sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, 865-366-0277

COLLEGE STUDENTS & 2010 HS Grads $13 base-appt, FT/PT schedules, sales/svc, no exp nec, all ages 17+, conditions apply, 865-366-0277

Contract cleaners needed -- must be licensed and insured. References required. Apply in person at 652 Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN

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Experienced Maintenance staff urgently needed to work full time. The job includes day to day maintenance in the hotel, pool maintenance and assisting in the laundry. Experience of working in hotel / motel will be a plus. Please apply in person: Park Grove Inn, 149 Community Center Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. No Phone calls please.

SALES CLERK 10.00 Hr. Lid’l Dolly’s Light #4, P.F. The Spa at Riverstone Resort now hiring Experienced Massage Therapist and Receptionist Part time. Please apply in person 212 Dollywood Ln, Pigeon Forge 286-3400


Experienced Desk Clerk needed. Apply in person Spirit of the Smokies Condo Lodge, 2385 Parkway, Pigeon Forge

Wahoo Ziplines and Sterling Springs Resort are looking for front desk clerk & laundry staff. Applicant must be able to multitask, make quick decisions, and have strong guest service skills. F/T and P/T positions. Please come by our office Mon-Fri at 1200 Matthews Hollow Road, Sevierville between 3:00 and 4:00 pm for interviews. WAREHOUSE & STOCK 12.00 HR LID’L DOLLY’S LIGHT 4 PF 238 HOTEL/MOTEL CLARION INN & SUITES Looking for dependable, detailed and customer service oriented personnel. Now accepting applications for the following full time positions:

Four Seasons Motor Lodge in Gatlinburg hiring Experienced Mature Dayshift Clerk. Please apply between 7am-3pm. Hampton Inn Gatlinburg now hiring for full-time Front Desk Associate. Must be reliable, customer focused, and self-motivated, with outgoing personality. Hotel experience preferred. 1st & 2nd shift Full & part time hours available. Hours are 3p.m. to 11p.m. Great starting pay and benefits. Must be available to work weekends. Please apply in person at 967 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

NOW HIRING PM Servers. Apply Daily 3-6 PM: Mel’s Diner 119 Wears Valley Rd. Pigeon Forge Red Rooster Pancake House hiring all positions for night shift. Apply in person 9am-noon. 3215 Parkway, Pigeon Forge 245 SALES Now Hiring Sales Associates & Assistant Mgr for Billy’s/HHI As Seen on TV Store. FT/PT & Outstanding Customer Service Skills & Prof. Sales ability req. Must be flexible & dependable. Includes evenings & weekends. Growth opp. Vacation pay. Employee disc. Apply in person: PF traffic light #7. Ask for Regina. 249 RESERVATIONIST


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Housekeeper & Laundry Person Needed, Apply in person, 10am - 1pm. Spirit of the Smokies Condo Lodge, 2385 Parkway, Pigeon Forge,

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FRONT DESK Accepting applications 1100 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN.

ORNL Federal Credit Union is seeking a parttime teller for our Sevierville Branch located on Dolly Parton Blvd. Banking or retail experience preferred. Must have a strong sales and customer service focus as well as excellent communication skills. Must be goal and team oriented. Part-time beneďŹ ts are available. Please fax resume to 865-425-3303, email stafďŹ or complete an application at our Sevierville Branch. Please include salary requirements. EOE.

Laundry/inspector personnel needed. Only motivated hard working people with integrity need apply in person at 652 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN. Now Hiring for Experienced Front Desk Clerk. Apply in person at Red Roof Inn, PF.

Riverstone Resort now hiring Housekeepers. Apply in person 212 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, left at traffic light #8. 239 OFFICE/CLERICAL EXPERIENCED PA R T- T I M E BOOKKEEPER WANTED Minimum 3 Years Experience in Payroll, Accts Payable, Excel/Word Experience a plus,Salary based on experience. Please send resume to P.O. BOX 809, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.



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Gatlinburg Bus Opt 2000 SF former grill and market for lease on East Parkway. 786-4127871

3 Family Garage Sale at Florence Drive, Pigeon Forge. Fri 8-3 Sat 8-1 Everything priced to go! 865-809-6362

5 Family Yard Sale Fri 8-? Lots of clothing, womens 0-12, housewares, Christmas, costume jewelry & more. Allenridge Estates, 2nd entrance. Rain or shine.

5 Family Rummage Sale Kids clothes, adult clothes, furniture, lots of misc. 8-? 3008 Kathy Dr, Kodak Sat & Sun

NAME YOUR PRICE! MULTI family sale. Thursday-Saturday Includes medical equipment, furniture, baby items & clothes. 240 Bruce St., Sevierville Across from Sevier 911 Offices. Join us & LET’S MAKE A DEAL.

Yard Sale Fri/Sat 7-? 1423 Deer Meadows Rd. Deer Valley Sub. Full size bunk beds, baby beds, toddler beds, Chester drawers, toys, clothes & hh items.

Free Field Dirt Wanted, Call 865-9326468.

I Need Room & Board in exchange for housekeeping, errands, etc. 423754-5769.

1BR Apartment, electric, water & sewer included. $400mth. $200dep. Call 865-429-0711.


4 Family Yard Sale Rain or Shine June 3, 4 9-7, June 5 8noon. 8803 Simpson Rd, South Knoxville Bargains Galore! Sat 8-3pm. 1634 Rivergate Drive. off Snapp Road.

555 GARAGE & YARD SALES 3 Family Sale Mens & womens golf clubs, printer, baby items, stroller, pack n play, adult & kids clothing, household items, much more. Thurs, Fri, Sat. 8am-5pm 3269 Riverpointe Circle, Kodak off River Rd 3 Family Yard Sale 3339 Bentwood Dr, Kodak. Pool table, couch, kitchen set, childrens-adult clothing 2XL. Rain or shine 8am-4pm June 4 & 5 3 Family Yard Sale, Brand name adult & kids clothing, furn, baby items & much more. Don’t Miss This One! Fri/Sat 7-? Shaconage Sub. 4 Family Garage Sale, Rain or Shine, Fri/Sat 8-? saddles, antiques, etc. Too much to list. Take Old Newport Hwy to Allen Rd, on Arch Rock Drive

Big Garage Sale. Rain or shine Fri, Sat June 4 & 5 8-? 390 Cate Byrd Rd, Kodak 3 quarter mile from Smokies Park. Tools, fishing stuff, lawn tractor, stove, fridge, laptop computer, much, much more. 300-8072 Birchwood, 225 Hemlock Ct. Fri/SatGrill, designer clothes, old tools, dishes, some are very old, canning lids, shoes, table clothes & lots more. Estate Sale 5BR home Fri & Sat 6/4 6/5 9am-2pm 908 Village Loop Rd, Gatlinburg (Wiley Oakley to Village Loop Rd) 865774-5251 Estate Sale Rain or Shine, 2 Days Only! Fri/Sat 9-4pm. furn, baby items, dishes, knick knacks, clothes & misc. hh items. 2991 Old Newport Hwy. 1/2 mile pass New Center School.

Friday & Saturday. Clothes, 4 wheeler, push mower. 2816 New Center Dr Garage & Yard Sale Fri/Sat 8-3pm. Lots of stuff. Little Kaycee Dr. Garage Sale Fri/ Sat 8:30 - 3pm 1519 Snapp Rd, Sev. Garage Sale Sat 6/5 mens, women, boys brand name clothing, hh items, toys, trampoline, bicycles, & lots more. Boyds Creek to Radar Drive & follow signs Garage Sale- Fri & Sat June 4th & 5th 7-3 Lots of items Boys & girls clothes, furniture. Rivergate Subdivision 1737 Meadow Ridge Circle Garage Sale- Sat. turn left at Newcenter Market on Newport Hwy. follow signs. go to Muddy Hollow Rd. about 2miles. Clothing, costume jewelry, sheets, hh items, tools, antiques & many more items. Groj Sale. Get rid of junk. Saturday 6/5 8am-3pm 2626 Covington Cir, Boyds Creek to Hodges Bend Rd. Follow signs.

Huge 2 Family Yard Sale, Fri/Sat & Sun 8-5pm. Furn, mens, women & kids clothes, 3x3 bird cage, knick knacks, misc. 2645 High Valley Dr. Huge Moving Sale Rain or Shine Antique loveseat, cedar chest, loveseat sofa, tents, linens, lamps, clothes, kitchen items,puzzles, lots of good stuff. 3316 Mr Marshall Dr Thurs Fri & Sat 8-3 Huge Yard Sale behind Bennett’s BBQ in Pigeon Forge Fri & Sat 8-? Boys & Girls clothes newborn4T, adult clothing all sizes, household items, toys, hunting & fishing stuff. 771-7077 HUGE Yard Sale Thurs, Fri & Sat. Furniture, kids clothes, toys & lots more. Follow signs from Dunns Market LIVE-IT Ministries Fund Raising Yard Sale Toys, lots of clothes, appliances, furniture, electronics, kitchenware, etc. 9am3pm Saturday only Rain or Shine 707 West Main St, Sevierville next to ServPro Moving Sale 3506 Walking Horse Ln, Sev. 561-385-3282 Multi Family Yard Sale Friday 8-? 1 mile on Chapman Hwy on right from Sev Multi Family Yard Sale, Fri/Sat 8-4pm, clothes, toys, baby items, rugs, furn, bedding, curtains, books, garden items, misc. household, flat screen monitor, left hand female golf clubs, shoes, purses, pet items. 2521 Lees Path, Sev. Multi Family Yard Sale, Sat Only! 7-4pm. Home & kids items. 624 Riverbrook Dr. Sev.

New Yard Sale, bicycle, tv’s, exercise machine, jewelry, large variety of items. Fri/Sat 83pm. 1226 Rachel St. Sev. Boyds Creek Rd to Korey St. to Rachel. Dogwood Hills. Rain or Shine, 7-1pm, Sat Only. Furn, & baby furn. & more. From Pullen to Somerset Downs Sub. follow signs. Rain or shine. Appliances, home school books, clothing, Thomas the Train, much more. 8am-? Fri & Sat 609 Greenfern Trail, Seymour Sat

Only! 10-4pm, 3652 Farmland Way, Farmland Estates, off Kodak Rd

Sat Only. 8am - 4pm Snappwood Estates, furn, clothes, toys & much more. Saturday June 5 2245 Allenridge Estates Lots of everything 8-2. Saturday only 8am3pm. Big Neighborhood Sale: 6 Family. Lots of good stuff. 915 Eagle View Dr, Kodak. Savannah Glen Community Garage Sale Sat June 5th 8-4 20 Families participating. Watch for balloons on mail boxes. Middle Creek Rd to Ernest McMahan to Savannah Glen on right Seymour, Foothills Estate, 3 Family Garage Sale, Sat 85pm. Splendor Oaks Community Yard Sale, Fri/Sat 8am. East on Rt 139 from Hwy 66. Info at 365-5461.

Yard Sale Rain or Shine, Fri/Sat 8-? furn, stove, ref., couch, leather chairs, desk, household odds & ends. Plenty for everyone. Glenn Huskey Rd off Wears Valley Rd. Yard Sale-Sat 416 Pittman Center to Maples Branch 3 1/2 miles Kid-adult clothes. Sinks, garage door, 40� tires, tools, misc.


610 DUPLEX FOR RENT 2BR Duplex. Quiet country setting. Water, Pets ok $575 mth. 865806-9896 590 APPLIANCES

For Sale

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






428 Park Rd. near trolley stop

Includes All Utilities

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


572 ANTIQUES For Sale: Antique Tobacco Baskets $15. Call 865621-4477 581 PETS Female brown & white short haired, medium sized dog. 1yr old, house broken, very friendly, very cute looking. Has rabies shots, needing a good home for a very good dog. 933-2662 or 314-1765.

Free 1yr old female large dog, mutt, long brown hair, 1 blue eye, 1 brown eye, has rabies shots, not house broken, loves to be petted, loves to go on long walks. very loyal acting. Call 933-2662 or 3147165.

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557 MISC. SALES 3 toilets, color Biscuit, Crane, used about 4 yrs. 933-5225


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

Yard Sale. 1437 Park Lane Dr, Sevierville off Hwy 338. Grills, baby stuff, appliances, tools, housewares etc. Fri & Sat Rain or Shine 8am. Yard Sale: 1210 Blake Lea, Sevierville, in the Belle Meadows community. Saturday 6/5 8am-? Mens big and tall, womens plus, misses, girls, home decor, bedding, bicycles, tv’s, more.

3BR/2BA in Sev. 626 King Fisher, Unit 1, All appl. furnished. w/d connection. No smoking or pets please. $700mth. $700 sec. dep. 1yr lease. 865-5992009.




OfďŹ ce / Warehouse space for rent. Conveniently located, water/sewer included. Call 388-0263 or 850-2231 for more info.

Gatlinburg Rooms for Rent Furnished All Utilities, Cable and Tax included

$100 per week 865-621-2941

Affordable Office Space for rent in busy complex. 800sq.ft. with nice layout. Semi furnished. Three office’s & conference room. Also, break room w/frige. $550mth. Call 865388-5455 for more info.

865-932-2613 Gatlinburg area:


3300 or 6600sq.ft. retail/ showroom space for rent in busy complex, with large delivery door. $2200mth for 3300 sq. ft. or $4000mth for 6600sq.ft. Call 865-388-5455 for more info.

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

Rooms in Gatlinburg On Site Laundry, No Pets. Cable, Phone, WiďŹ , Pool included $140/week. No Deposit

2BR/1BA No pets. Credit check, Sec. Dep Required.



865-621-2941 696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 1BR $395 2BR $495 Mtn, view from patio, 908-2062

Now Leasing, New Apartments in Gatlinburg behind GP High School near trolley stop 2 BR / 1 BA $585/mo. Call (865) 436-3565

Office building for rent. 119 South Blvd, just off pkwy. $475 mth. 933-6544





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Toll Free: 1-877-282-8467


3140 Newport Hwy. Sevierville, TN 37876

Auc. Lic. #335 Real Est. Lic. #214075

AUCTIONEERS: Edd McCarter Chuck McCarter, Auctioneers Keith McGregor, Apprentice Auctioneer


(865) 453-1600 Scott E. McCarter, CAI

Keith Shults Brent Shults Lisa M. Carroll Megan McCarter Cates Amanda M. Williams


2BR Apt $495 mth. Water/Sewer Inc. Great views from patio. 908-2062



Offered in Tracts or As A Whole


OPEN HOUSE: FRIDAY JUNE 4 from 5-7pm DIRECTIONS: From Sevierville take Chapman Hwy. towards Knoxville, turn left at Exxon Station onto Whites School Rd. and go 2/10 mile, turn right onto Goose Gap Rd. and go 4/10 mile, turn right onto Sugar Loaf Rd., go 6/10 mile, turn left onto Thomas Rd., bear right at the fork on Thomas Rd. and follow Thomas Rd. 1/2 mile to Sale Site on left.

!5#4)/.%%23 #/--%.43 We have been commissioned by Ms. Eula Floyd to sell this beautiful property situated near the base of Bluff Mt., with the west prong of Gists Creek bordering the front of property. The property is divided into 5 tracts with the main home & mobile home on smaller tracts and three nice big 6 acre tracts. Private and wooded, each has a great building site surrounded by mature trees to insure your privacy. Great location for cabins, or any type of homes. Just minutes from downtown Sevierville or Pigeon Forge. We will also be selling some good tools, a few antiques and personal property. ATTEND, BID & BUY. DON’T MISS THIS ONE, SATURDAY, JUNE 5, AT 10:30 AM. 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.



3140 Newport Hwy. Sevierville, TN 37876 AUCTIONEERS: Edd McCarter Chuck McCarter, Auctioneers Keith McGregor, Apprentice Auctioneer

Toll Free: 1-877-282-8467 Auc. Lic. #335 Real Est. Lic. #214075


(865) 453-1600 Scott E. McCarter, CAI

Keith Shults Brent Shults Lisa M. Carroll Megan McCarter Cates Amanda M. Williams

2BR APT FOR RENT $175 week. Utilities incl. 654-3799

2BR apts for rent Sevierville area $475 $500 $550 $600. 908-7805 or 3681327 2 B R / 1 . 5 B A . To w n house. NO pets. Patio, year lease. $525+. 453-5079.

2BR1BA Apt. Sev. $550mth. Clean, 1yr lease req. Call 428-1514.

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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CROSSCREEK 2BR 1BA Townhome Just off the pkwy. $470 865-429-4470 CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5 BA to 2BR/2BA garden apts. $545 to $580 Trolly access 865-429-2962 Furn 2br 2ba Great views $450 per week. Call 540421-6845 or 724714-6565 Gatlinburg 2BR apt Quiet area in city. $550 mo. No smoking or pets. 786-412-7871 Gatlinburg 2BR, Central H/A, Water furnished, Private deck. No pets. Credit check. $575 + dep. 690-2766 Large 1BR Water, app furnished. No pets. Ref. $450 + dep. 680-3078. Mountain View Townhome apartment for rent 2BR 1.5BA. Newly remodeled with hardwood flooring & new carpet. Located in Gatlinburg. $650 mth 1st mth rent & security deposit required. For more information call 865-868-0449 Mon-Fri 8:30am5:30pm or 865356-3015 after hours & weekends Murrell Meadows 2BR 1BA $455 Close to Walter State 865-429-2962 On Lake! 1BR Townhome. Elect./H2O incl. $160 wk + dep. 865-640-8751



3BR 2BA in Sevierville area. $750 mth $750 dep. No pets. Call 680-4615

3BD/2BA Apt. in Sev. Non smoker/ no pets/ ref. req. $675 mo/ $500 dep. 865-573-3549 or 865-607-3007. Beautiful Newly redecorated 2BR 1BA. Sevierville $550, $400 dep. 712-0254.

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4 BD / 2 BA + GARAGE 4 MILES FROM EXIT 407 $950/MONTH + DEPOSIT. NO PETS. 865-712-5238 DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE Cute 2BR/1BA walking distance to school. $800/mo. – $800/dep.


Beautiful fully furnished home with washer/ dryer, hot tub, pool table 3BR 3BA. Quiet, peaceful neighborhood, Annual lease & deposit required. On Ski Mtn Rd. in Gatlinburg. $850 mth + utilities. No pets. 865-4360313 Executive Home 3 BR 2 car garage Wears Valley Call (865) 607-4792 For Rent 4BR on lake home. Gated Comm. $1000 mo 1st & last mth. 428-0103 In

3 BD / 2.5 BA $800/mo. (865) 908-6789 BOB RENTS

APARTMENTS PIGEON FORGE AND SEVIERVILLE 865-774-5919 2BR/2BA in Sev. No Pets. $500mth. 1st & last mths rent. 428-1445. 3BR/2BA FP, lg. screened deck, hot tub, in Gat. 1st, last mo. req. 1 yr. lease. Great Location! $950/mo. 864-992-0363

Seymour area: 3BR/1BA, water & sewer furnished. $600/mo. + $300 damage dep. No pets. Call 865-6542519.

Nice 1728 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA Home . On 1 acre w/decks & carport. Boyds Creek $1000mth. 1yr lease. Call 865-748-5342. HUD PUBLISHER’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.

709 TOWNHOUSES FOR SALE BUILDER BLOW OUT $93,900 2br, 2ba Townhomes Awsome Views! Large Master suite, Stainless Appliances Sevierville, Call Realty Plus 428-8155 710 HOMES FOR SALE "HOME FOR SALE" FSBO 1516 sqft 3br/2ba split plan ranch, hrwd flrs, fp, bonus room,central heat/air, workshop, lots of storage, many extras, move in ready! Montgomery Woods, Gburg 407-7311370

OWNER FINANCE You can buy this 3-bed 1 1/2 bath house for as little as $1000, down plus 1st mth payment $875. On the river in Pigeon Forge. New paint and new counter tops, New heat pump. 7yr. old roof, vinyl double pane windows. Almost 1/2 acre. 1400sq.ft. Not a mobile home. 1 1/2 story. 423-3189064 or 865-8060702.

714 LOTS FOR SALE Riverdale Subdivision 3 lots. 865-6546155


OWNER FINANCING 1- 5 AC Tracts approx 2 miles to sevierville Paved Roads, Underground Utilities, Water Starting at $45,000. Buy over 1.4 AC Tract for $261.Mo. Call Joe Acosta @ Barnes Real Estate Company 305776-6206.



Boyds Creek/Cool Springs Sub. Lot 64, $49,900. 865654-6155.

1/2 Acre Commercial Zoned Lots, Kodak exit 407, $89,000. 865-654-6691.

721 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY New 5000ft warehouse/ exit 407 Sale or lease $2650.mth. 865654-6691

Single size apt. $425 mo. Incl utilities. No pets. Near Dollywood. 307-0861 697 CONDO RENTALS

Outstanding Commercial Building ready for nightly rental office or pizza house restaurant. In Gatlinburg next to Westgate Resort 865-978-1056

       2BR Mobile Home in Pigeon Forge $475 a month. Deposit required. No pets. 865-436-6313 or 850-7043 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.

3BR/2BA rent to own. Seymour. $750/mo No pets. 865-7657929.

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


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950 MOTORCYCLE SALES 1995 Kawasaki Police 1000. Great shape. $2500 786-4127871

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Custom Homes, Additions, Garages, & Remodel Coplen Construction, 865654-6691.


LeConte Landing, FSBO. Reduced. 3BR 2BA, Very Desirable location. 865-414-0117.



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Subscribe Today! 428-0746 ABSOLUTE ESTATE AUCTION Sat. June 12th 10:30 am Preview: Fri. June 11th 2:00PM until 6:00PM Call Thompson Carr for a Private Inspection


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Smoky Pines Motel:  ‡ 19 Unit Motel / 1.14 acres  ‡ Fee Simple  ‡ 3 Stand Alone Rental Houses / Cabins  ‡ Largest House 4 Bedroom and 21/2 Bath  ‡ Major Renovation in the last year  ‡ Beautifully decorated Themed Rooms  ‡ Walking Distance to Downtown

Mae Ogle Estate Auction Auction being conducted on-site at 2704 Wears Valley Rd. Sevierville, TN We are excited to bring the Mae Ogle Estate to auction. This property has an old remodeled farmhouse, extensive highway frontage on Wears Valley Rd. and 5.7 acres with creek frontage. Join us June 12th in the valley! Directions: In Pigeon Forge at trafďŹ c light number #3 travel Wears Valley Rd. 6 ½ miles to auction site on the right.

4 Condos in Mountain Vista  ‡ 2 Bedroom Fully Furnished Condos  ‡ Gas Fireplaces & 9 ½ Ceilings  ‡ Walking Distance to Downtown  ‡ Covered Parking  ‡ Address: 215 Woliss Lane, Gatlinburg 2 Commercial Parcels Holly Ridge  ‡ 3ac. Flat Ridge top with Grandeur setting. Pre-Approved for 150 Units.  ‡ .81 ac. Commercial Parcel across from 3ac. on Holly Ridge Multi- Use Parcel join together for Large Scale Development.  ‡ Address: 504 Cherokee Orchard Rd., Gatlinburg Elkington Place  ‡ 3.12ac Mtn. Top Estate Tract.  ‡ Previously approved for 6 (PUD) home sites.  ‡ Established Investment Rental Area  ‡ Commanding Breathtaking Views  ‡ Water & Sewer Available  ‡ Wiley Oakley Frontage  ‡ Address: Wiley Oakley Dr., Gatlinburg

House Tract: 1500 sq. ft. Farmhouse on 1ac. with new hardwood oors / and numerous upgrades and a 240 sq. ft. outbuilding. The house tract would be suitable for a variety of uses such as a Rental OfďŹ ce, Artist Gallery, Crafts shop, Antique Shop or your primary residence.

Property Address: 344 Baskins Creek Rd. Gatlinburg, Tn #!,,&/2$)2%#4)/.3

10% Buyers premium will be added to all successful real estate bids.. 10% down day of sale, balance due at closing within 30 days. Broker Participation is being offered. Contact ofďŹ ce for guidelines.

Acreage Tracts: Three acreage parcels with extensive frontage on Wears Valley Road both with creek frontage, one improved with a barn. This is beautiful bottom land that is open, in grass and currently zoned A-1.

Kodak 3+2 $550 2+2 $450. No pets. References. 9336544

Low income, 1 & 2 BR Mobile home, some furniture, 865-654-8702.


2005 Mercury Mariner, V6, 4x4, automatic, sunroof, Michelin, perfect condition, 95k miles, $9,500 Call 865-603-2877.


344 Baskins Creek Rd., Gatlinburg, TN





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New Furn 2BR/2BA, on Pkwy, pool, elec, water, cable, wifi, $1100mth. 423-838-3303.



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The Mountain Press ◆ Friday, June 4, 2010 Close to Home


Seek help in rescuing sick father from controlling woman



Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: My father is 78 years old and has been a widower since Mom died four years ago. Last June, an old acquaintance resurfaced and swept Dad off his feet. “Lisette” once served jail time on drug charges, yet Dad is acting like a teenager in love and gave her control of all his financial and medical decisions. She alienated him from his family and friends. She convinced him to sell his house, and in a year’s time, $75,000 disappeared, along with our parents’ life savings. To make matters worse, Dad recently had a stroke and was diagnosed with dementia and cancer. Lisette does not want to care for him, but has convinced him that his children will not care for him, either. She refuses to allow hospice to come into the home. She is verbally abusive and won’t allow him to keep any personal possessions (keys, wallet, phone, etc). When he’s in the hospital, she never visits. We are afraid Dad will die alone. We love our father dearly. Any of the four of us would willingly take him and arrange for hospice to help him be comfortable and maintain his dignity. We don’t even know if Dad is getting the proper pain medication. Lisette has taken him to different doctors to get prescriptions that we aren’t sure she is giving him. We think she may be selling the pills. Please help. — Heartsick Daughter Dear Daughter: Call Adult Protective Services in your area, or the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116, to report that you believe your father is being neglected and/or abused. You also can contact the National Center on Elder Abuse

( to find out whether your state has a hotline and other resources. If Lisette is not taking proper care of your father, you need to wrest control away from her. Dear Annie: I have a friend who is a habitual braggart. It doesn’t bother me, but whenever she is with my other friends, they complain about it and tell me they don’t want to be around if she is invited. Every conversation must be about her, all the great things she does and the wonderful stuff she has. In truth, she really doesn’t have much to brag about. Is there a polite way to let her know her behavior is a problem for others? — California Dear California: Most bragging is the result of insecurity. Your friend feels inadequate, so she tries to build herself up, not realizing how others perceive it. You can try reassuring her of her worth, but sometimes these things require professional help. If you think she would be receptive, have a quiet talk with her and explain that people respond better when you seem more focused on them instead of yourself. Dear Annie: After reading the letter from “Getting Anxious,” I had to write. I, too, suffered from hyperhidrosis until I was 32. I remember reading to my son’s kindergarten class about a rainstorm, and one little boy thought it was really

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e


Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

For Better Or Worse

Tina’s Groove

cool that the book was “raining” on my hands. I also used different medications, prescription antiperspirants and homeopathic treatments, with no luck. My dermatologist told me about a procedure called endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. She referred me to a vascular surgeon, who operated the following week, and my insurance covered the cost. I was back at work the next day with minimal pain. My skin is sometimes too dry, but it was worth the trade. No more puddles under my paperwork. No more passing my babies off to friends, saying, “Oh, his diaper leaked.” No more pretending to be rude so I won’t have to shake hands. This surgery changed my life. I’m more confident and successful. Please encourage her to do it. — Not Sweating It in Kentucky Dear Kentucky: Surgery is a highly personal choice, and there are always risks. But the testimonials we have received from readers indicate that they are glad they had it done. Thanks for sharing. 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

Friday, June 4, 2010  

The Mountain Press for Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010  

The Mountain Press for Friday, June 4, 2010