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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 160 ■ June 9, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents

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Nursing assistant pleads guilty Admits taking nude photos at care center By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

5Richt in the hot seat? Georgia needs big year after sub-par 2009

SEVIERVILLE — One of a pair of women accused of taking compromising pictures and videos of patients under their care at Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center plead-

ed guilty to the phone to capture images of charges against invalid residents at the center, her Monday in including some in which the exchange for a subjects were partially clothed lighter sentence. or fully naked. Her confession, Mary Ann entered in front of a Sevier Burgess, 50, County judge, will net her a was indicted in two-year sentence, though she September on won’t know until an upcomBurgess four counts of ing sentencing hearing if she’ll health care abuse spend that time behind bars, after allegations surfaced she on probation or in a combinaand fellow nursing assistant tion of the two. April Longmire used a cell The saga began on April 2,

2009, when Burgess apparently left a cell phone at a local restaurant. Employees there began searching the phone to see if it might have information about its owner and stumbled on a total of 47 pictures and 27 videos showing 12 residents taken between July 2007 and March 2009. Those images included photos of male residents being showered, a female resident in briefs

City set to slice free golf at ELGC

Sports, Page A8

By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

5CMT Awards or bust Kid Rock set to host Country Music Television Awards State, Page A5

Weather

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Pulling into and out of the Food City parking lot on Dolly Parton Parkway can be a challenge at best and an accident waiting to happen at worst.

Today Scattered Storms High: 87°

Tonight Scattered Storms Low: 68° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Roy Smelcer, 68 Preston Lethco, 67 Anita Dalton, 60 Betty Huskey, 73 Lucas McCarter Kenneth McMahan, 77 Harold Ogle, 93 Carroll Clabo, 75 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-10 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . A11 Classifieds . . . . . . A12-14 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A15

Clarification Ralph Robertson of Sevier County is the halfbrother of the late Sgt. Lloyd Robertson Jr., a Sevier Countian who was killed during the D-Day invasion at Normandy during World War II. Martha Robertson Rodgers of Knoxville is Sgt. Robertson’s half-sister. Neither local relative was identified in an item about Sgt. Robertson in Monday’s Mountain Musings column. The Mountain Press is glad to set the record straight.

See guilty, Page A5

Traffic signal may get green light BOMA gets favorable report for Food City intersection By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — The intersection in front of the busiest store in the Food City chain may soon get safer — if a Knoxville engineering firm is right and a plan to put up a traffic signal there moves ahead. Officials with the grocery retailer asked for

a study of the possibility of putting a light a the entrance to its location on Dolly Parton Parkway, which has in the past provided K-VA-T Food Stores Inc. of Abingdon, Va., with some of its best sales. All that business has meant some headaches for motorists. With that in mind, Food City’s management

approached city leaders with a proposal to pay for study, design and installation of a traffic light on Dolly Parton Parkway, a move they hope will make accessing the store easier and safer. Putting a light up in the area has been something like the weather in recent years — everyone has been talking, but

nobody has done anything about it. City officials have studied a light in the stretch between North Henderson Road and Middle Creek Road, though their research went into the intersection of Dolly Parton Parkway and Robert Henderson Road. It showed there isn’t See boma, Page A4

More is better Brennan Ayers, age 6, decides her cat needs a little green to complement the purple, red and yellow during art fest at the Anna Porter Library on Tuesday. Ethel Hamlin, the children’s librarian, was teaching a group of about 15 children different types of paint and techniques. In future classes drawing and print making will be covered.

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It’s sign-up time for Camp Smoky Retreat By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — Camp Smoky Christian Retreat is holding registration from June 14-18 for its summer camp programs. The nonprofit facility will host local children — as well as those from neighboring counties and states — in grades 1-12 for three weeks (one for each session) next month. “We’re getting really excited about it,” camp director Paul Shook said. “The board has done

Interested? Call camp director Paul Shook at 206-5896 or visit www.campsmoky. com.

some tremendous stuff.” Camp Smoky Christian Retreat, sponsored by the Sevier County Baptists Association, was formed in the mid-1970s as a place “for kids to come and experience Christ,” Shook said. “It’s just grown from there. Bill Atchley, SCBA director of

missions, has helped make the camp what it is today.” Camp for children in grades 1-6 will be July 5-9 and July 12-16, and camp for children in grades 7-12 will be held July 19-23. While chapel is held every evening at 7 p.m., campers do electives during the day, such as campfire cooking, pottery, jewelry making, drama, broom hockey, wood shop, volleyball, basketball and pool games. See camp, Page A5

SEVIERVILLE — The free ride may soon be over and that could have some folks pretty teed off — or not. It seems a number of golfers have gotten accustomed to playing free rounds at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, with the gifts awarded by a former official at the course. However, city officials are now working to stop the charity, both in the interest of ending what some say looks like corruption and in helping to make the course profitable. During a far-ranging joint session, members of the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Public Building Authority took up the future of the golf course. At the center of the discussion was a plan to oversee the enterprise when the additional 18 holes are opened in a few months — a year earlier than expected. The matter of the free play came up following a comment by Alderman Barry Gibbs, though it quickly became clear that was not the first time it has been on his mind. “If we’d just make everybody who plays pay, we’d make up any gap real quick,” Gibbs said. He was referring a shortfall between what city leaders expected the course to bring in this year and what it actually did. Documents provided to the group show a deficit of $521,987 in the numbers, a huge hit that comes as officials face pulling $1.5 million out of the city’s reserve fund to meet gaps in the overall budget. Combined with other issues at the course, there’s a need for about $167,916 more to keep up with operations. City Administrator Steve Hendrix believes the drop in business can largely be traced to three factors: decreased revenue thanks to price discounts through the construction, bad weather and closure of parts of the course, including the driving range, as work has progressed. Gibbs’ point was well taken, with Hendrix saying there likely won’t be an issue with free rounds of golf after some personnel changes. “That’s something I brought up back in January,” Hendrix said. “The real problem is that it’s not accounted for.” In the past when free rounds were awarded, See elgc, Page A4


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Editor’s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Items must be submitted at least five days in advance. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. To place an item phone 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress.com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9 Middle Creek UMC

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

Church of God VBS

Vacation Bible school at Sevierville Church of God, 1018 Oak St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. today through June 11. 599-6875.

Sevierville Garden Club

Sevierville Garden Club meets at noon, Sevierville City Park picnic area No. 1. Bring lunch and drink, plus flowers, greenery and containers for fall flower show. In case of rain meeting will be at Senior Center.

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

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery 6:30 p.m.; meal 5-6, Kodak United Methodist Church. Child care provided.

Right To Life

Right To Life documentary movie, “Maafa 21,” about history of Planned Parenthood, 1:30 p.m., Pigeon Forge library. 9082689.

friDAY, JUNE 11 Volunteer Training

Women’s Care Center volunteer training 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at center, 304 Eastgate Road. 428-4673.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 4292508. n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.

saturDAY, JUNE 12 Cruisin’ for Cure

Farmers Market

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

thurSDAY, JUNE 10 Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 4292508. n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Hot Meals

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Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Sevierville and Kodak United Methodist. 9335996.

Cruisin’ for a Cure, Tanger Outlet Ride for Life, 10 a.m.; registration 9:30 a.m. at NASCAR Speedpark. Single rider $15, double rider $25.

Trinity Full Gospel

Trinity Full Gospel Church, Thomas Cross Road, gospel sing 7 p.m. featuring Robert and Jane Shaffer, Gloryland Singers, and other local singers. 453-8889.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 4292508. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. River of Life Outreach, 110 Simmons Road. 679-6796. n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 5-9 p.m., Smokies Park, Bloodmobile.

Crawfish Boil, noon at the Rib Shack, 2933 Pittman Center Road. For a donation of $20, receive a plate of crawfish, shrimp, sausage, tators and corn. Sevier County Relay For Life receives 100 percent of proceeds.

Farmers Market

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

Church Yard Sale

Yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Huskey Grove Chruch on the Spur. Benefits youth mission trip. 426-9796.

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Bluff Mountain Saddle club horse show 6 p.m., Show Ring on Shiloh Road. 607-5368 and 661-7109.

sunDAY, JUNE 13 Whaley Reunion

Whaley family reunion 12:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, Dolly Parton Parkway. Bring covered dish and memorabilia.

Roaring Fork VBS

Roaring Fork Baptist Church vacation Bible school 6-9 p.m. June 13-18. For more information contact Sherri at 654-2671. For a ride call David Ogle at 6597235.

Oak City VBS

Vacation Bible school at Oak City Baptist Church, Boyds Creek community, 6-8:30 p.m. through June 17. Family carnival and cookout 6 p.m. June 18.

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Boys & Girls Clubbers getting ready for plant sale

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Members of the Sevierville Boys & Girls Club work in the greenhouse built by Jerrod Anders as an Eagle Scout project a few years ago. Liz Clark, a volunteer, supervises their efforts and teaches the children about gardening and plants. On Friday beginning at 4 p.m., they are having a plant sale, with all proceeds going back into their gardening program for supplies. Clark says about 40 members participate in the gardening project each year.

School’s out: 4-H members earn recognition As the final school bell rings, we would like to recognize several individual 4-H members for their accomplishments during this year. Tiffany Baisden, who is homeschooled, was recognized as the Outstanding 4-H Club Secretary for 2009-2010. The secretary award is based on club secretary records submitted for judging. Kaycee Ogle, Northview Primary School, was named the outstanding Service Learning Chairman for the county. This award is based on service learning scrapbooks submitted for judging. In individual project work, 225 members

Intermediate; Garet Loveday, Sevierville Intermediate. Fifth-12th-grade members who were named county winners in their individual project work: Hanna Wilbour, Boyds Creek; Skylar Walker, received the 4-H Golden Pigeon Forge Middle; Eagle Award. Golden Victoria Clements, Zach Eagle Awards are preMize, Will Mitchell, sented to members Sevierville Middle; for their participation Andrew Roberts and throughout the year. Kyle Cates, Pi Beta Phi; The following fourthAmber Galant, Catons graders received the Chapel; Jesse Williams, Explorer Award as they New Center; Santana were recognized for Hostetler, Northview having the outstandMiddle; Daniel Hatcher, ing fourth-grade 4-H Wearwood; Olan Loveday Project work at their and Christy Newsome, school: Jessica Bentley, Sevierville Intermediate; Northview Primary; Trisha Clay and Christian Abigail Williams and Hayes, Seymour Rachel Dutcher, Seymour Intermediate; Hannah

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Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. u Joe Martin Bates, 42, of 403 Parton Drive in Gatlinburg, was charged June 7 with passing worthless checks. He was released. u Edward Blackwell, 60, of Jefferson City, was charged June 8 with failure to appear. He was being held. u Ronald Lee Brady, 46, of Knoxville, was charged June 7 with possession of Schedule II drugs. He was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond. u Anthony Wayne Flanary, 29, of 3029 Jess Wilson Road Lot 33 in Pigeon Forge, was charged June 7 with violation of a General Sessions Court probation. He was being held. u Christopher Henry Gerace, 30, of Dandridge, was charged June 7 with driving while license revoked and violation of a Circuit Court probation. He was being held. u Randy Lee Howard, 39, of 4302 Bluebird Lane in Gatlinburg, was charged June 7 with violation of a Circuit Court probation. He was released. u Randy Wayne Johnson, 23, of 2116 Happy Creek Road in Seymour, was charged June 7 with theft forgery (credit card). He was released on $1,000 bond. u Fredrick Scott Keith, 28, of 4560 Herman Snyder Way in Strawberry Plains, was charged June 7 with possession of Schedule II drugs and a misdemeanor warrant from General Sessions Court. He was released on $75,000 bond. u Corinna Nel Kinner, 20, of 412 Apple Valley Road in Sevierville, was charged June 7 with a second offense violation of a General Sessions Court probation and a warrant from Circuit Court. She was being held in lieu of $5,000 bond. u Charles Jason Knox, 29, of 639 Johnson Road in Kodak, was charged June 7 with driving while license revoked. He was being held. u Jerry L. McCarter, 52, of 5265 McCarter Branch Road in Sevierville, was charged June 7 with two counts of aggravated sexual battery. He was being held in lieu of $7,500 bond. u Christopher Miles McDonald, 32, of Knoxville, was charged June 7 with a warrant from Circuit Court. He was being held. u Dustin Donald McLain, 29, of 2807 St. Charles Place in Pigeon Forge, was charged June 7 with violation of a General Sessions Court probation. He was released on $1,000 bond. u McCabe Jeffery Paige, 26, of 101 Pigeon Street in Sevierville, was charged JUne 6 with general theft. He was released on $1,500 bond. u Danny Jack Pemberton, 34, of 1431 Allensville Road in Sevierville, was charged June 8 with public intoxication. He was being held. u Jackie Arron Ricker, 19, of Greeneville, was charged June 6 with underage consumption of alcohol. He was released on $500 bond. u Charles K. Riddle, 46, of 2301 Fawn View Road in Sevierville, was charged June 6 with leaving the scene of an accident. He was released on $1,500 bond. u Alex Hilario Rivera, 27, of Morristown, was charged June 7 with driving on a suspended license. He was released on $1,500 bond. u Andrew Earl Rochelle, 24, of 113 Almond Road in Cosby, was charged June 6 with vandalism. He was released. u Bobbi Sue Shular, 25, of 2402 High View Road in Sevierville, was charged June 8 with public intoxication. She was released on $250 bond. u Bryan Tate Shultz, 36, of 605 Railroad Street in Sevierville, was charged June 7 with assault. He was released on $1,500 bond. u Tiffany Amber Thompson, 25, of Motel 6 Room 329 in Sevierville, was charged June 7 with theft of property $500-$1,000. She was being held in lieu of $1,500 bond.


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In Memoriam

Roy Arthur Smelcer Roy Arthur Smelcer, age 68, of Athens passed away Monday evening, June 7, 2010 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville after a brief illness. A native of Sevierville and former resident of Mableton, Ga. and a resident of Athens since 2000, he was a son of the late Arthur Clay and Inas Marusia Smelcer. Roy was an antique tractors collector and restorer and participated in many antique tractor shows. He was a retiree of Norfolk Southern Railroad after 30 years of service and attended West End Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Janice Myers Smelcer of Athens; two daughters, Connie Shamblee of Douglasville, Ga., Pamela Smelcer of Knoxville; two granddaughters, Savanah Nicole Shamblee of Douglasville, Ga., Brandi Nicole Smelcer of Knoxville; two sisters and brothersin-law, Doris and Reaford Terry of Sevierville, Freda and Kenny Hodges of Kodak; sister-in-law, Vida Rogers of Sevierville; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David and Christine Myers of Dandridge, Jerry and Kim Myers of Sevierville; several nieces, nephews, one uncle and several aunts; special friends, Glenna and Denton Galaspie of Seymour, Gail and Dean Sellers of Douglasville, Ga. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Price officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday in McMinn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of the arrangements.

In Memoriam

Anita Gale Dalton

Anita Gale Dalton, age 60, of Knoxville passed away Sunday June 6, 2010. Survivors: husband, Charles Dalton; daughters, Donna Marie Smith, Karen Elaine Bucklew and husband Wayne, Tracy Anne Smith; son, Jason Bryant Smith and wife Melissa. She was a loving grandmother of thirteen grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Funeral service 4 p..m. Thursday at Tarklin Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Mclemore and Rev. Claude Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 3-4 p.m. Thursday at Tarklin Valley Baptist Church. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour. (577-2807) n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

Kenneth McMahan

and friends will meet 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Sherwood Kenneth McMahan, 77, of Memorial Gardens for graveside Pigeon Forge, died Saturday, June service and interment. The fam5, 2010. ily will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Survivors: sons and daughters- Wednesday at Atchley Funeral in-law, Kenneth C. and Pam Home, Sevierville. McMahan, Michael W. and Lisa McMahan; four grandchildren; n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby, Jimmy and Coy McMahan; Carroll Luther Clabo brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and Carroll Luther Clabo, 75 of many nieces and nephews. Gatlinburg, died June 7, 2010 Funeral service 7 p.m. Monday at LeConte Medical Center in in Atchley’s Smoky Mountain Sevierville. Chapel in Pigeon Forge with Carroll was a member of Beech the Rev. Daniel Suttles officiat- Grove Primitive Baptist Church. ing. Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday Survivors: wife, Blanche in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens with military honors pro- McCarter Clabo of Gatlinburg; vided by American Legion Post sons and daughters-in-law, Scott 104. The family will receive friends Clabo and Sharon of Seymour; 5-7 p.m. Monday at Atchley’s Steve Clabo and wife, Vickie of Dandridge; brothers, Ralph Clabo Smoky Mountain Chapel. of North Carolina; David Clabo of Sevierville and Brady Clabo of n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com Sevierville; sisters, Faye Green of Sevierville and Bessie Helton of Sevierville; five grandchildren; 10 Harold A. Ogle Harold A. Ogle, 93, of great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, Dandridge, Tenn., formerly of Knoxville passed away Sunday, June 8, 2010 at Rawlings Funeral June 6, 2010. He was an Army Home in Sevierville with the Revs. veteran and served in World War Shirley Henry, Rick Clabo and Terry II under General Patton. Mr. Ogle Spivey officiating. was a recipient of the Purple Interment will be 10 a.m. Heart Award. Wednesday, June 9, 2010 in Survivors: son, George Ogle Beech Grove Primitive Baptist and wife Melody; daughter, Ellen Church Cemetery. Robinson and husband Robert; The family received friends numerous grandchildren, great- Tuesday at Rawlings Funeral grandchildren and great-great- Home. grandchildren; two brothers. Share thoughts and memories Funeral service 7 p.m. with the family on Rawlings Web Wednesday in the East Chapel site. of Atchley Funeral Home with Pastor Chris James and Elder n www.rawlingsfuneralhome.com Larry Colburn officiating. Family

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Preston E. Lethco

Preston E. Lethco, age 67 of Pigeon Forge passed away Monday June 7, 2010. He was of the Baptist faith and was an Army veteran having served in Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Lethco, Sr. infant son, Preston, Jr., father-in-law, Lonzo Carver. Survivors: wife, Ruth Carver Lethco; son and daughter-inlaw, Paul and Michelle Lethco; daughter, Tena Rosenbalm; grandchildren, Jennifer Lethco, Joshua and Alex Lethco, Sid and Austin Rosenbalm, Delaina Turner; mother, Mozell Lethco; mother-in-law, Anna Mae Carver; brothers and sisters-inlaw, Alvin and Carolyn Lethco, of Dade City, Fla., Ronald and Mary Lethco, of San Santino, Fla., Elmer Jr. and Joy Lethco, of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; sisters and brother-in-law, Charlotte Baber, Sue and John Ryals, of Sevierville; uncle, Frank Brackins; aunt, Bertha Lethco; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery.

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enough traffic to warrant a light there, and that the site is too close to other traffic lights. The study Food City paid Knoxville Wilbur Smith Associates to perform at its entrance provided a different outcome, though. During a work session Monday afternoon, members of the Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Public Building Authority received a report from engineer John Gould that looks favorably on installing a light. “What we determined is, a signal is warranted,� Gould told the group. The engineers looked at regular traffic flow patterns through the area and found that the number of vehicles moving through the intersection exceeds state-issued requirements for a signal. Their research also indicates having a signal there could help things move more smoothly through the entire area, including at a nearby congested intersection. “What we found is, a light would not impact the intersection at North Henderson Road, but it would actually

improve traffic flow down the other direction and at the Middle Creek Road signal,� Gould said. The findings indicate movement at the Middle Creek intersection would improve one letter grade on the scale used to rate how traffic lights affect flow. The only downside in the study is that a new signal would only be 1,000 feet from the Middle Creek light and 700 feet from the one at North Henderson Road. That’s what Gould called “less than desirable,� with regulators in Nashville generally looking for 1,300 feet or so between lights on state and federal highways. Still, Gould is confident the study results will be enough to get approval for the signal from BOMA and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Add to that the fact Food City has offered to foot the bill of installing the light — a tab that will likely run upward of $130,000, with city officials committing about $50,000 toward the whole project — and it seems likely the effort will move forward, City Administrator Steve Hendrix indicated. n dhodges@themountainpress.com

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ELGC In Memoriam

Betty Jean Lindsey Huskey Betty Jean Lindsey Huskey age 73 of Pigeon Forge, TN passed away June 8, 2010 at LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Huskey, sister, Bonnie Seymore, brother, Frank Lindsey and infant brother, William Lindsey. Survivors include her sons, Paul Lindsey of Pigeon Forge, TN, Tony Huskey of Sevierville, TN, David Huskey of Pigeon Forge, TN, and Jerry Huskey of Sevierville, TN, brother, Paul Lindsey of Knoxville, TN, sisters, Laura Segars of Webster, Fla. and Marcella Hurd of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Brandon and Travis Lindsey, Anthony and Andrew Huskey, special friends at the rivers. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Rawlings Funeral Home in Sevierville. Interment will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Little Cove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2010. You may share your thoughts and memories with the family on our website. n www.rawlingsfuneralhome.com

In Memoriam

Lucas Garrett McCarter

Lucas Garrett McCarter, infant son of Edd and Bethany McCarter of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2010. In addition to his parents, Lucas is survived by his brother Jonas McCarter; grandparents Eddie and Carolyn McCarter, Steve and Vickie Ownby, Gary and Elaine Cutshaw; great-grandparents Helen Ownby, Juanita Story; several cousins, aunts and uncles. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to First Baptist Church, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee, 37862 or March of Dimes Foundation, 322 Nancy Lynn Lane, Suite 11, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37919. Family and friends will meet 6 p.m. Thursday in Providence Cemetery for graveside service and interment with Pastor Randy Davis officiating. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

  

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there was no record kept. Additionally, everyone from local business leaders to outof-town guests got the benefit, provided they had the right friend at the course. Now, only Hendrix and Mayor Bryan Atchley can award free rounds, a move that’s part of a crackdown that Hendrix began months ago. Former Eagle’s Landing director Faye Randolph was removed from her job some months ago amid allegations of improper financial matters. “There were a lot of things I felt like had not been attended to in the past,� Hendrix said of the course when he took over as city administrator. Beyond the fixes Hendrix and the Public Building Authority, which oversees the course, have enacted, the administrator believes it’s time to set the facility on a positive track. “This board and the staff have accomplished a lot in the past year, but now I think it’s time to start a new plan,� Hendrix said. He suggested the group consider appointing a task

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Nursing assistant pleads guilty Admits taking nude photos at care center By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

5Richt in the hot seat? Georgia needs big year after sub-par 2009

SEVIERVILLE — One of a pair of women accused of taking compromising pictures and videos of patients under their care at Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center plead-

ed guilty to the phone to capture images of charges against invalid residents at the center, her Monday in including some in which the exchange for a subjects were partially clothed lighter sentence. or fully naked. Her confession, Mary Ann entered in front of a Sevier Burgess, 50, County judge, will net her a was indicted in two-year sentence, though she September on won’t know until an upcomBurgess four counts of ing sentencing hearing if she’ll health care abuse spend that time behind bars, after allegations surfaced she on probation or in a combinaand fellow nursing assistant tion of the two. April Longmire used a cell The saga began on April 2,

2009, when Burgess apparently left a cell phone at a local restaurant. Employees there began searching the phone to see if it might have information about its owner and stumbled on a total of 47 pictures and 27 videos showing 12 residents taken between July 2007 and March 2009. Those images included photos of male residents being showered, a female resident in briefs

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Pulling into and out of the Food City parking lot on Dolly Parton Parkway can be a challenge at best and an accident waiting to happen at worst.

Today Scattered Storms High: 87°

Tonight Scattered Storms Low: 68° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Roy Smelcer, 68 Preston Lethco, 67 Anita Dalton, 60 Betty Huskey, 73 Lucas McCarter Kenneth McMahan, 77 Harold Ogle, 93 Carroll Clabo, 75 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-10 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . A11 Classifieds . . . . . . A12-14 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A15

Corrections Ralph Robertson of Sevier County is the halfbrother of the late Sgt. Lloyd Robertson Jr., a Sevier Countian who was killed during the D-Day invasion at Normandy during World War II. Martha Robertson Rodgers of Knoxville is Sgt. Robertson’s half-sister. Neither local relative was identified in an item about Sgt. Robertson in Monday’s Mountain Musings column. The Mountain Press is glad to set the record straight.

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Traffic signal may get green light BOMA gets favorable report for Food City intersection By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — The intersection in front of the busiest store in the Food City chain may soon get safer — if a Knoxville engineering firm is right and a plan to put up a traffic signal there moves ahead. Officials with the grocery retailer asked for

a study of the possibility of putting a light a the entrance to its location on Dolly Parton Parkway, which has in the past provided K-VA-T Food Stores Inc. of Abingdon, Va., with some of its best sales. All that business has meant some headaches for motorists. With that in mind, Food City’s management

approached city leaders with a proposal to pay for study, design and installation of a traffic light on Dolly Parton Parkway, a move they hope will make accessing the store easier and safer. Putting a light up in the area has been something like the weather in recent years — everyone has been talking, but

nobody has done anything about it. City officials have studied a light in the stretch between North Henderson Road and Middle Creek Road, though their research went into the intersection of Dolly Parton Parkway and Robert Henderson Road. It showed there isn’t See boma, Page A4

More is better Brennan Ayers, age 6, decides her cat needs a little green to complement the purple, red and yellow during art fest at the Anna Porter Library on Tuesday. Ethel Hamlin, the children’s librarian, was teaching a group of about 15 children different types of paint and techniques. In future classes drawing and print making will be covered.

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It’s sign-up time for Camp Smoky Retreat By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — Camp Smoky Christian Retreat is holding registration from June 14-18 for its summer camp programs. The nonprofit facility will host local children — as well as those from neighboring counties and states — in grades 1-12 for three weeks (one for each session) next month. “We’re getting really excited about it,” camp director Paul Shook said. “The board has done

Interested? Call camp director Paul Shook at 206-5896 or visit www.campsmoky. com.

some tremendous stuff.” Camp Smoky Christian Retreat, sponsored by the Sevier County Baptists Association, was formed in the mid-1970s as a place “for kids to come and experience Christ,” Shook said. “It’s just grown from there. Bill Atchley, SCBA director of

missions, has helped make the camp what it is today.” Camp for children in grades 1-6 will be July 5-9 and July 12-16, and camp for children in grades 7-12 will be held July 19-23. While chapel is held every evening at 7 p.m., campers do electives during the day, such as campfire cooking, pottery, jewelry making, drama, broom hockey, wood shop, volleyball, basketball and pool games. See camp, Page A5

SEVIERVILLE — The free ride may soon be over and that could have some folks pretty teed off — or not. It seems a number of golfers have gotten accustomed to playing free rounds at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, with the gifts awarded by a former official at the course. However, city officials are now working to stop the charity, both in the interest of ending what some say looks like corruption and in helping to make the course profitable. During a far-ranging joint session, members of the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Public Building Authority took up the future of the golf course. At the center of the discussion was a plan to oversee the enterprise when the additional 18 holes are opened in a few months — a year earlier than expected. The matter of the free play came up following a comment by Alderman Barry Gibbs, though it quickly became clear that was not the first time it has been on his mind. “If we’d just make everybody who plays pay, we’d make up any gap real quick,” Gibbs said. He was referring a shortfall between what city leaders expected the course to bring in this year and what it actually did. Documents provided to the group show a deficit of $521,987 in the numbers, a huge hit that comes as officials face pulling $1.5 million out of the city’s reserve fund to meet gaps in the overall budget. Combined with other issues at the course, there’s a need for about $167,916 more to keep up with operations. City Administrator Steve Hendrix believes the drop in business can largely be traced to three factors: decreased revenue thanks to price discounts through the construction, bad weather and closure of parts of the course, including the driving range, as work has progressed. Gibbs’ point was well taken, with Hendrix saying there likely won’t be an issue with free rounds of golf after some personnel changes. “That’s something I brought up back in January,” Hendrix said. “The real problem is that it’s not accounted for.” In the past when free rounds were awarded, See elgc, Page A4


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Seniors can toss outdated pills

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, senior citizens are invited to get rid of their outdated bils and medicines. On Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. seniors can take their pills to one of two locations: Pigeon Forge Police Department, 225 Pine Mountain Road; or Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center, Chapman HIghway in Sevierville. For more information, call Lisa Yarber at 4538080. n

PIGEON FORGE

Right To Life to show film

Sevier County Right To Life is again showing the documentary “Maafa 21,” about the history of Planned Parenthood and Eugenics. The film will be shown at Pigeon Forge library at 1:30 Thursday. For more information call 908-2689. n

NATIONAL PARK

Clingsman Dome volunteers needed Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to help staff a new visitor contact station at Clingmans Dome when it opens June 19. The building that served as a comfort station is being converted into a seasonal information center that will also include a bookstore/ sales area managed by Great Smoky Mountains Association. Many services will be available. The period that volunteers will be needed is during the peak season, June-October. To sign up or for more information, contact Florie Takaki at (828) 497-1906 or e-mail to Florie_Takaki@nps.gov, Wednesdays-Fridays. n

GATLINBURG

United Way to hold open house

The Sevier County United Way will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at its new headquarters, 906 East Parkway, Suite 2, inside the new branch of Citizens National Bank. The purpose of the open house is to make the community aware of the new location and provide information about the agency’s community partners. n

SEYMOUR

Crash survivor forum canceled

The Seymour Library Community Forum scheduled Saturday and featuring Flight 1549 survivor and Seymour resident Debbie Ramsey has been canceled. Call the library at 5730728 for more information. n

SEVIER COUNTY

Agency offering emergency aid

Douglas-Cherokee provides emergency assistance with utilities, rent and food, along with other services to low-income households in Sevier County. They can be contacted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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College tuition increases OK’d

The Business and Finance Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents voted to recommend raising tuition at colleges and universities between 5 and 11.4 percent. The committee voted Tuesday on the staff recommendation.

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Soldier charged after selling weapon By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE— A Fort Campbell soldier was arrested after selling a machine gun and a land mine to an undercover federal agent, authorities said. A federal official said Spc. Eric David Waldman, 22, of Clarksville, was charged with one count of possession of an unregistered machine gun. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and

Explosives resident agent in charge Kevin Kelm said the charge stems from when Waldman sold a machine gun to an agent in January for $5,500. Kelm said an agent set up another meeting with Waldman on Monday in Oak Grove, Ky., just outside the installation, and he sold the agent another machine gun and a Claymore land mine. Waldman could face additional charges from the Monday sale, Kelm said. According the criminal complaint, ATF was

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tipped off that Waldman was trying to sell a fully automatic machine gun to a licensed gun dealer. The complaint stated that during the first meeting in January, Waldman said he was an infantryman in the Army and he had a Claymore mine that was brought back from Afghanistan that he wanted to sell. According to the complaint, Army investigators at Fort Campbell confirmed that Waldman is assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 4th

Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Kelm said the machine guns are not military weapons, but the agency is checking a lot number on the mine to determine its origins. Waldman was being held without bond by the U.S. Marshals Service and he is scheduled for a detention hearing in federal court in Paducah, Ky., on Thursday. Waldman’s federal public defender, Pat Bouldin, declined to comment on the case on Tuesday.

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nation quote roundup “The strategy here is a combination of diplomacy and pressure to persuade the Iranians that they are headed in the wrong direction in terms of their own security, that they will undermine their security by pursuit of nuclear weapons, not enhance it.” — Defense Secretary Robert Gates on today’s pending U.N. vote to impose sanctions on Iran

“The firing squad is archaic, it’s violent, and it simply expands on the violence that we already experience from guns as a society.” — Bishop John C. Wester, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, on Utah death row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner, who has asked to be executed (June 18) by firing squad

“I have never said this is going well. We’re throwing everything at it that we’ve got. I’ve said time and time again that nothing good happens when oil is on the water.” — Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen on efforts to clean up the Gulf oil spill

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On June 9, 1954, during the Senate-Army Hearings, Army special counsel Joseph N. Welch berated Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy for his attack on Frederick Fisher, a junior attorney at Welch’s law firm, asking: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

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President George W. Bush defended the USA Patriot Act, saying it had made America safer and should be made permanent. n

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Blown call reaction is refreshing “Sports do not build character,” stated legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. “They reveal character.” Never was that more true than on a Wednesday night in June in Detroit, when Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was deprived by a blown call from umpire Jim Joyce — with two outs in the ninth inning — of pitching only the 21st perfect game in baseball history. You want character? Just pay attention to Umpire Joyce and Pitcher Galarraga. “This isn’t ‘a’ call. This is a history call. ... I missed it from here to the wall. ... I took a perfect game away from that kid (Galarraga) over there.” That was what Joyce said in a postgame press conference, after he viewed a tape replay that showed the 27th batter, whom he had called safe, was clearly out. These are the words and actions of a stand-up guy who refuses to duck responsibility. We haven’t seen a lot of that on the evening news lately. With uncommon grace, the wronged party, Armando Galarraga, responded to the umpire’s public confession: “I say many times: ‘Nobody’s perfect. Everybody makes a mistake.’” He added: “There’s no doubt he feels bad and terrible. I have a lot of respect for the man.” To prove he meant what he said, before the next day’s game, Galarraga personally brought the Tigers’ lineup card to the home-plate umpire, Jim Joyce, whose hand he then shook. Talk about class acts. Throughout, these men have conducted themselves the way grown-ups are supposed to and too infrequently do. In a recent Wall Street Journal piece on how to avoid the self-inflicted wounds of institutions like BP, the Catholic Church and Toyota, Peter Hart and Dan McGinn wrote that the public assesses the individual or institution in trouble to get “a sense of the values that are driving the response” and to see if “that response is slow, defensive or, worst of all, arrogant ...” Just think about the corporate chieftains who, unlike the courageously candid Umpire Jim Joyce, are, as Hart and McGinn wrote, “typically too slow to react, and their reactions are too often not honest or transparent,” who do not tell their “story as if you are talking to the person whose opinion you value most in the world, not like a lawyer talking to a judge.” Their solid counsel continued: “Tell the full story. Always assume that the full story will emerge. In an age of ubiquitous cameras, microphones and global social networks, there aren’t many secrets. ... No matter how unpleasant, get the whole story out fast.” That advice has been overwhelmingly rejected by Wall Street and other major corporations caught in compromising situations, when their predictable reaction has been to avoid any admission of responsibility often by resorting to Washington’s preferred evasiveness, the passive voice. The dead giveaway line of those who seek authority without accountability: “Mistakes were made.” Throughout the pain of the financial crisis and during the seven weeks of the disastrous oil spill in the gulf, men who had earlier boasted of their power have insisted they have, in fact, been powerless. Blame-shifting and responsibility-denial have been the order of too many days. But thanks to a Wednesday June night in Detroit, people who don’t ordinarily follow baseball, at least until the World Series, were talking instead about how well and how admirably all those involved in the botched call and the lost perfect game — especially, but not limited to, Jim Joyce and Armando Gallaraga — behaved. It was both refreshing and reassuring to see men under enormous public pressure being so manly. Let us just hope that Wall Street and Washington were watching. — Mark Shields is a veteran political campaign manager and frequent television talk show commentator. Column distributed by Creators Syndicate. (C)2009 Mark Shields.

Editorial

Get them off the couch

Children need to be active, busy this summer, away from the TV, computer If you saw our Sunday collection of stories about things children can do this summer around the county, then you know there is no excuse for your child to sit passively in front of the TV watching cartoons or playing video games. Summer is supposed to be when kids have a good time, when they play free of recess and teacher rules. It would be nice if they read as well. The main thing is to get your child active and productive. From Sevierville to Gatlinburg, Seymour to Kodak, Pigeon Forge to the Smokies, there is a lot to do. Some activities require a fee, to be sure, and some may be filled up already. But make a few calls. Get those kids off the couch and outside. Make them stay busy during their

long break from school. The Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains has five club branches, all with summer activities and field trips. The cost? They’ll work with any families to ensure the children are involved. The libraries have summer reading programs, with prizes, special weekly events and programs sure to entertain. The cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have recreation departments loaded with summer fun, from camps to sports to crafts. Many churches have vacation Bible schools with daily programs, and they welcome kids regardless of their church affiliation. A number of families struggle to make ends meet. Both parents work, so time with their children is limited.

Those are very real and very understandable challenges faced by people all over Sevier County. There are ways to work through such challenges. It takes planning, commitment and organization. Children today lead lives that too often don’t include recreation or outside activities. It’s a main reason we are raising a generation of children who are, percentage wise, overweight and not as healthy as generations before them. Parents should run the household and make the rules. Turn off that TV. Shut down the computer. Limit time on the PlayStation or Wii. Take advantage of the programs and activities throughout the county. Summer should be a time of play and reading for every child.

Political view

Public forum Put pressure on officials to create VA hospital here

Editor: All veterans: Attention on deck. If you are tired of driving miles to see a doctor, it’s time to put pressure on your local representative for the old hospital to become a VA Hospital. If we don’t have luck with the local elected officials, I guess we can call or write our federal elected officials. Tennessee has the distinction of being the most corrupt state in the United States; yes, you didn’t know that. That comes from TheDaileyBeast.com. I suppose being number one at something is a good thing. So, maybe a deal has already been made that no one knows about. If such a deal exists, I bet Covenant Health is in on it. My last trip to the hospital they flew straight to UT. I suppose Covenant doesn’t

want veterans in their new $120 million hospital. Al Adams Sevierville

Life in prison should mean spending life inside prison

Editor: Reference your editorial on June 2, “Releasing Inmates Early Can Lead to Tragedy, as One Family Here has Learned”: I love your justification. “The board presumably made the best decision it could make based on the inmate’s record, seriousness of offense, time served, disciplinary actions taken while imprisoned and programs completed while incarcerated.” What were they thinking? What are you thinking “seriousness of offense?” He killed a woman. He did not kill out of temper

or fear. He killed her because he did not want her to testify in court. He killed her because he wanted her quiet and the only way to ensure that was to make her dead. He should have been executed. He should have been killed in the same manner in which he killed. Look at reality. Beginning at 17 years he lived among animals for 33 years, and you think there is any way he can get along in society when he is 50 years old? For 33 years he lives in a world of kill or be killed, take what you want, prison guards making decisions for him. What have you been smoking? How about he moves next door to you and your family or the families of those decision makers? The judicial system in this country is a joke. Life in prison should mean life in prison. The death penalty should mean death. John Jenkins Gatlinburg

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County has 8 named to District 3-AA baseball teams By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer The All-District 3-AA Baseball Team was finally chosen this past Saturday, and nine players from the county were given honors. There were six Pigeon Forge Tigers players to receive nods, while the Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders hardball squad earned three spots. Pigeon Forge senior pitcher/CF Justin Carter was named the regular season Most Valuable Player, while senior pitcher/SS Bret Gallihugh received Co-Pitcher of the Year and pitcher/3B Wil Crowe was named the Freshman of the Year. The Tigers named to the All-District Team include senior DH Hayden Whaley, freshman all-purpose player Drake Byrd, freshman 1B Colt Buchanan, Carter, Gallihugh and Crowe. The Gatlinburg-Pittman hardballers who made the team were senior pitcher/ catcher Drew Barton, senior pitcher/3B Daniel Roberts and sophomore catcher/2B Ryan Myers. Gallihugh, Whaley and Byrd were also named to the All-District 3-AA Tournament Team for the Tigers. Pigeon Forge Tigers: Carter earned MVP honors with his solid pitching and hitting numbers, along with some excellent defensive play in center field. He batted .373 with an on-base percentage of .507 hitting lead off for the Orange and Black. He led the team with 34 stolen bases and 51 runs scored, and he pounded out a .545 slugging percentage with 12 doubles, two triples and a homer. He also pitched 63-2/3 innings, earning a 9-1 record with

Justin Carter, MVP three saves and an ERA of 1.43 with 89 strikeouts. Gallihugh earned Pitcher of the Year honors by eclipsing the century mark with 101 strikeouts this season, earning a 8-4 mark with a 1.12 ERA in 62-1/3 innings of work. He batted just .267 this season, but his on-base percentage was .414 and he was second on the team with 41 runs scored and 15 stolen bases to go along with 23 RBIs. Crowe earned Freshman of the Year with an impressive rookie campaign that saw him lead the team in batting with a .476 average, in slugging percentage with a .733 mark, in RBIs with 49 and in hits with 50 in 105 trips to the plate. He was second on the team with five home runs. He put up some nice pitching numbers as well, finishing second on the squad with a 1.15 ERA and a 7-1 record, and third with 50 strikeouts. Whaley suffered an arm injury early this season and never recovered enough to

Bret Gallihugh

Wil Crowe

Hayden Whaley

Drake Byrd

Colt Buchanan

Drew Barton

Daniel Roberts

Ryan Myers

play catcher but still made the All-District team with his hitting, which included a team-leading six home runs. He posted a .375 batting average, a .472 on-base percentage and a .712 slugging percentage, finishing

second on the team with 42 RBIs. Byrd made the team with a solid all-around season, which included a .341 batting average and a 4-0 record on the mound. Byrd’s on-base percentage

was .492, and his slugging percentage was .490 with 24 RBIs, two homers and six doubles. Buchanan also had a nice year at the plate, hitting .341 with 29 RBIs, an onbase percentage of .483

and a .409 slugging percentage. He also picked up a save with 4-2/3 innings of work on the mound, totaling eight Ks with an ERA See All-DISTRICT, Page A9

NCAA FOOTBALL

Richt heads into crucial season after sub-par 2009 By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer MACON, Ga. — Mark Richt knows how quickly things can turn for a college football coach — especially in the high-pressure Southeastern Conference. Heading into his 10th season at UGA, Richt has been around longer at the same school than any other SEC coach. And Mark Richt his record is glittering: 90 wins, a mere 27 losses, two conference championships. But seniority and past success mean little in this cutthroat profession. Just ask Phillip Fulmer. Or Tommy Tuberville. Richt turned 50 this year and is coming off his worst season at Georgia since his first. The Bulldogs stumbled to an 8-5 record in 2009, and the passionate fan base is clearly worried about falling even farther behind SEC powerhouses such as defending national champion Alabama and bitter rival Florida. “If you’re in a leadership role, if you’re the head coach of a football team, there’s always going to be stuff swirling around,” Richt said Tuesday during the annual Pigskin Preview, a gathering of the state’s football coaches at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. “You’ve got to learn to focus on the most important things, and that’s what I’m doing.”

While Richt insists this season is no more crucial than any other, it’s clear he’s taking a different approach. He put his staff through its first major shake-up, firing defensive coordinator Willie Martinez and two other defensive assistants. He reclaimed a more active role in the offense, sitting in on all quarterback meetings during the spring along with coordinator Mike Bobo. The players certainly noticed. “He’s definitely been more hands on,” senior receiver Kris Durham said. “He’s got great knowledge of the game. Just looking at the success he had at Florida State (as an assistant to Bobby Bowden) and previously here at Georgia. He just knows football. We need to take that and do whatever he asks.” While it would probably be a bit of a reach to say Richt’s on the hot seat, that might change if the Bulldogs endure another disappointing season. The grumbling actually started two years ago, when Georgia started out ranked No. 1 in the country but didn’t even finish as the best team in its own state. There were blowout losses to Alabama and Florida, and the first setback against Georgia Tech since Richt became coach in 2001. Last season was even worse. The Bulldogs were routed by Tennessee and Florida, lost at home to Kentucky and had to settle for a trip to the Independence Bowl.

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Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) scores against Flyers goalie Brian Boucher (33) in Game 5 on Sunday, June 6, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-4 and lead the series 3-2. NHL HOCKEY

Blackhawks want to clinch in Philly By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA — In a city where the Stanley Cup drought is 49 years and ticking, the temptation is to say it’s OK to win the silver trophy at home. Win it in front of the rowdy Chicago fans. Win it with “Chelsea Dagger” roaring through the stadium in an endless loop. Win it and keep partying right into the parade past City Hall. It’s tempting, for sure. It’s just not necessarily ideal. The Blackhawks want to win the Stanley Cup, period. “We want it more than anything,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said Tuesday. “Whether it’s on the road or at home, to us it doesn’t matter.”

The Blackhawks would love to leave Philadelphia with a new carry-on for the plane. Beat the Flyers in Game 6 on Wednesday, and they’ll win their first championship since the days of Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita in 1961. The 49 years without a championship is the longest active streak in the NHL. Toews and his teammates know the Stanley Cup will be the guest of honor at Game 6 in Philadelphia. No celebrity, no dignitary will mean more than the nearly 3 feet and 35 pounds of one of sports’ great trophies, and only 60 victorious minutes would turn it into the world’s largest champagne flute. “The more time you spend away from the rink, the easier it is to think about how close you are to winning the Cup,” Toews said.

Holding the Stanley Cup high and giving it a celebratory shake is the dream of every hockey player. It could come true faster than most for the 22-year-old Toews, already the star and captain in just his third NHL season. Toews, who leads the Blackhawks with 28 points this postseason, drew inspiration from Pittsburgh’s championship run last season. He saw Sidney Crosby, then only 21, hoist the trophy as the youngest captain to ever win the Stanley Cup. Toews can’t beat Crosby in the age category. But he could join Crosby and have his name forever etched on hockey’s ultimate prize. “I think that’s when it really first set in that I felt our team, and myself personally, never felt closer think-

ing that this is an opportunity — this is something that can really become a reality,” Toews said. “It’s been a long year, but I think we all knew all along that we can make it this far.” Ah, yes. That DetroitPittsburgh final. Turns out, a year later it’s just as inspirational to the Flyers as it’s been to Toews. In that series, the Penguins lost the first two games on the road, were pounded in Game 5, and trailed 3-2 in the series before storming back to win the championship. Yo, Philly! Sound familiar? The Flyers opened the finals with two straight losses in Chicago, won Games 3 and 4 at home and were pounded 7-4 back in Chicago in Game 5.


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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 â—† The Mountain Press RACING WITH RICH

Feuds heating up the NASCAR summer Perhaps not since Cale Yarborough and the Allison brothers wrestled in the Daytona mud has there been so much talk of feuds and rivalries as there has been in the 2010 NASCAR season. The Gillette Fusion 500 at the Pocono Raceway provided very little excitement in its first 150 laps but the final stages of the race created quite a stir among fans and competitors alike. Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick provided one set of fireworks while teammates Kasey Kahne and A.J. Allmendinger proved more. As the cars raced toward the white flag,

in a heated rush. By that time there were a number of crew members surrounding the two drivers. After an aggravated gesture by Logano’s father, the 20 year old driver went toward Harvick and offered up some angry Logano and Harvick shouts at the current were battling for posiSprint Cup points leader. tion within the top-5. Eventually, they went Going into turn 3 the their separate ways with two cars touched and no real harm done. Logano went for a long However, that was not slide. Harvick finthe end of it. After a call ished 4th while Logano to the dreaded NASCAR wound up 13th when he hauler, Logano delivappeared destined for no ered a verbal haymaker worse than 5th. toward Harvick. “I don’t After the race, Logano know what his problem parked his car next to is with me but it’s probthat of Harvick and ably not his fault,� he got out of his machine said. “His wife wears

t v s p o rt s Today

COLLEGE SOFTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, finals, game 3, UCLA vs. Arizona, at Oklahoma City (if necessary) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee NHL 8 p.m. NBC — Playoffs, finals, game 6, Chicago at Philadelphia

p r o h a r d ball National League East Division

Atlanta Philadelphia New York Florida Washington

W L 33 25 30 26 30 27 28 30 27 31

Pct GB .569 — .536 2 .526 2 1/2 .483 5 .466 6

Cincinnati St. Louis Chicago Milwaukee Pittsburgh Houston

W L 33 25 33 25 26 31 23 34 23 34 22 36

Pct .569 .569 .456 .404 .404 .379

Central Division

West Division

W L San Diego 34 23 Los Angeles 34 24 San Francisco 31 25 Colorado 30 27 Arizona 23 35

GB — — 6 1/2 9 1/2 9 1/2 11

Pct GB .596 — .586 1/2 .554 2 1/2 .526 4 .397 11 1/2

——— Monday’s Games Chicago Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 1 San Diego 3, Philadelphia 1 San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 5 Colorado 5, Houston 1 Arizona 7, Atlanta 4 L.A. Dodgers 12, St. Louis 4 Tuesday’s Games Florida at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Florida (Jo.Johnson 6-2) at Philadelphia (Halladay 8-3), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Lincoln 0-0) at Washington (L.Hernandez 4-3), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Latos 5-4) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 4-2), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 4-4) at Cincinnati (Harang 4-5), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 1-4) at Milwaukee (Wolf 4-5), 8:10 p.m. Houston (F.Paulino 1-7) at Colorado (Cook 2-3), 8:40 p.m. Atlanta (Kawakami 0-8) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-3), 9:40 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 8-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-3),

American League East Division

Tampa Bay New York Boston Toronto Baltimore

W 37 35 34 33 16

L 20 22 25 25 41

Pct .649 .614 .576 .569 .281

Minnesota Detroit Chicago Kansas City Cleveland

W 33 29 24 24 21

L 24 27 32 34 35

Pct GB .579 — .518 3 1/2 .429 8 1/2 .414 9 1/2 .375 11 1/2

Los Angeles Texas Oakland Seattle

W 32 30 30 23

L 28 27 29 34

Pct .533 .526 .508 .404

Central Division

West Division

GB — 2 4 4 1/2 21

GB — 1/2 1 1/2 7 1/2

——— Monday’s Games Boston 4, Cleveland 1 Seattle 4, Texas 2 L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 2 Tuesday’s Games Boston at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Boston (Buchholz 8-3) at Cleveland (Masterson 1-5), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 5-3) at Baltimore (Tillman 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Marcum 5-2) at Tampa Bay (Price 8-2), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Snell 0-4) at Texas (C.Wilson 4-3), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 4-5) at Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 5-3), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 4-4) at Minnesota (Pavano 5-6), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (J.Saunders 4-6) at Oakland (Braden 4-5), 10:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. Boston at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

(Tampa Bay Rays) 2007 — David Price, lhp (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) 2006 — Luke Hochevar, rhp (Kansas City Royals) 2005 — Justin Upton, ss (Arizona Diamondbacks) 2004 — Matt Bush, ss (San Diego Padres) 2003 — Delmon Young, of (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) 2002 — Bryan Bullington, rhp (Pittsburgh Pirates) 2001 — Joe Mauer, c (Minnesota Twins) 2000 — Adrian Gonzalez, 1b (Florida Marlins) 1999 — Josh Hamilton, rf-lhp (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) 1998 — Pat Burrell, 3b (Philadelphia Phillies) 1997 — Matt Anderson, rhp (Detroit Tigers) 1996 — Kris Benson, rhp (Pittsburgh Pirates) 1995 — Darin Erstad, of-1B (California Angels) 1994 — Paul Wilson, rhp (N.Y. Mets) 1993 — Alex Rodriguez, ss (Seattle Mariners) 1992 — Phil Nevin, 3b (Houston Astros)

Southern League North Division

Tennessee (Cubs) West Tenn (Mariners) Huntsville (Brewers) Chattanooga (Dodgers) Carolina (Reds)

W L Pct. GB 34 23 .596 — 33 23 .589 1/2 27 31 .466 7 1/2 25 32 .439 9 25 33 .431 9 1/2

Jacksonville (Marlins) Montgomery (Rays) Mobile (D-backs) Mississippi (Braves) Birmingham (W. Sox)

W L Pct. GB 34 23 .596 — 32 24 .571 1 1/2 29 27 .518 4 1/2 25 31 .446 8 1/2 20 37 .351 14

South Division

——— Monday’s Games Montgomery 11, Jacksonville 2 Birmingham 5, Mobile 1 West Tenn 4, Mississippi 1 Chattanooga 3, Carolina 0 Huntsville 6, Tennessee 4 Tuesday’s Games Jacksonville at Montgomery, 8:05 p.m. Birmingham at Mobile, 8:05 p.m. Mississippi at West Tenn, 8:05 p.m. Carolina at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m. Huntsville at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Carolina at Chattanooga, 11:15 a.m. Birmingham at Mobile, 1:05 p.m. Mississippi at West Tenn, 1:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Montgomery, 8:05 p.m. Huntsville at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m.

30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

SEVIERVILLE – Leading for much of Monday night’s contest against the Huntsville Stars, the Tennessee Smokies were unable to hold a two-run lead late and fell 6-4 to the Stars in front of 3,143 at Smokies Park. The loss puts the Smokies at 34-23 on the year, only a half-game ahead of charging West Tenn with 12 to play in until the first-half break. Tennessee started off strong Monday night as Tony Campana and Marwin Gonzalez led off the first with consecutive singles off Huntsville starter Mark Rogers. Following a double steal, Campana scored on Blake Lalli’s groundout to the shortstop to put the Smokies up 1-0. Gonzalez, now on third, scored on a groundout by Robinson Chirinos to increase the Smokies’ lead to 2-0. Starter Craig Muschko

delivered one of his best outings of the year for Tennessee. Although he allowed a run in the third following his escape of a bases-loaded jam in the second, Muschko dominated Huntsville to the tune of one run allowed on two hits in six innings. He struck out eight. After a run by the Smokies in the third, followed by one by Huntsville in the sixth, Tony Thomas blasted a solo home run off former Smokies pitcher Jim Henderson to left to put the Smokies lead back at two at 4-2 in the seventh. Tennessee reliever Jake Muyco was unable to follow up his scoreless seventh with the same result in the eighth. With one out in the frame, Muyco allowed four consecutive hits that brought in two runs to tie the game at four. Luke Sommer replaced Muyco (1-2) and finished

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scored 15 runs, had 13 RBIs, scored, nine walks, 11 sto10 walks, nine stolen bases len bases, five doubles, two and four doubles. On the triples and four homers. mound, he recorded a 3-3 record with a save in 44 chitchcock@themountainpress.com innings of work, striking out 54 batters and allowing just five walks. Myers made the team with some solid offensive and defensive numbers, including a .400 batting average with a team-leading .650 on-base percentage while committing just four errors in 26 games at second base. get the full story everyday! He had 23 RBIs, 18 runs 865-428-0748 ext. 230

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Barton was given AllDistrict honors for his team-leading .475 batting average with a .585 on-base percentage, scoring 17 runs and knocking in 14. He also led the team with 17 stolen bases and had nine walks, six doubles and a triple to his credit. Roberts made All-District with some nice offensive and pitching numbers, including a .448 batting average and an impressive 0.95 ERA. Offensively, he

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race car. Allmendinger was apologetic for the result of his last lap actions. He finished 10th. The feuds and animosity played out so far this season have been one of, if not the, storyline of NASCAR 2010. In what appeared at first to be a race that would do little to perpetuate that, Pocono actually added to the drama. The Mountain Raceway in Maryville is hosting a $5,000 to win Southern All Star race on Saturday, June 12th.

off the frame, but not until a Marwin Gonzalez misplay of a grounder allowed two more Huntsville runs to put the Stars up by the eventual final. The Smokies were unable to muster much of a rally, as Huntsville held Tennessee hitless over the final two frames. Donovan Hand (S, 1) picked up the save and Henderson (2-0) got the win. Ty Wright and Blake Lalli continued their hot hitting for the Smokies, extending their hit streaks to 10 and eight games respectively. Chirinos had two RBIs on the night and Tony Campana’s 2-for-3 night raised his team-leading average up to .353. Tennessee next hosts Huntsville 7:15 p.m. tonight, wrapping up the five-game series against the Stars before an important five-game homestand against West Tenn.

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While all of that was going on, more drama was playing out elsewhere. During the green/white/checkered finish, Kasey Kahne was forced to the grass by Richard Petty Motorsports teammate A.J. Allmendinger. The resulting spin for the 9 car sent Kahne spinning into the path of a gaggle of oncoming cars, and he was hit by just about every one of them. Kahne voiced his displeasure about being forced to the grass when he had a strong run going and looked poised to gain several positions. Instead, he ended up with a disappointing 27th and a destroyed

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the fire suit in the family and tells him what to do.� No doubt, that won’t be taken well or forgotten. What will make this little feud even more interesting is that it could have a significant impact on the Chase for the Championship, depending on when any paybacks might occur. As said before, Harvick leads the standings, and at 17th, Logano is still in contention for a top-12 spot. This was not the first time these two have had issues. Logano was sent on a similar ride at the end of a Nationwide Series race in Bristol earlier this year.

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SPORTS BRIEFS PF youth wrestling camp

There will be a youth wrestling camp for kindergartners through fifth-graders from July 8-10, at the Pigeon Forge High School. The camp will run from 6-8 p.m. on the opening night Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on the final day Saturday. Preregister by June 25th for the cost of $100, which includes a T-shirt, water bottle and lunch on Friday. For more information, contact Darrell Lauderdale at 755-7872 or darrelllauderdale@sevier.org, or Greg Foreman at 256-4734.

PF youth football camp coming

PIGEON FORGE — The Pigeon Forge Tigers youth football camp will be July 12, 13 and 14 from 6-9 p.m. nightly. The camp is for rising 2nd through 9th graders. The cost of the camp is $50, and all campers will receive a T-shirt. Campers can sign-up now through the opening night of camp, with registration starting 5 p.m. July 12th. For more information, contact coach Lee Hammonds at 774-5347.

Mixed doubles league forming

There will be a mixed doubles league at the Don Watson Tennis Center at Mynatt Park in Gatlinburg starting June 3. The league will play every Thursday night at 6 p.m. Call G. Webb at 368-3433 or the Gatlinburg Tennis Office at 436-3389 to register.

Summer Tennis Camp

There will be a Summer Tennis Camp at the Don Watson Tennis Center in Gatlinburg July 26-30 for ages 9-14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The camp will include stroke development, fitness conditioning, match play, and a lot of fun! Camp fee is $125 and includes a t-shirt. Instruction will be by G. Webb, PTR trained instructor. Call The Tennis Corner at 368-3433 or 436-3639 to register or pick up an application at The Tennis Corner, located next to G. Webb gallery. Enrollment is based upon availability.

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 577-7040 or email brianjessie@sevier.org.

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 2nd-through-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.

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.

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An undefeated season The Pigeon Forge Tigers ended the 2010 CoachPitch baseball season undefeated in league play. They were the regular season and tournament champions. Pictured are (back row, left to right) coaches Dan Shannon, Rick Sharp, Greg King, Rick Valentine and Darrell Brooks, (front row, left to right) Simone Mora, Dylan Hardin, Nathan Hoffman, Bryson King, Colin Ross, Tanner LaFollete, Andrew Valentine, Jonah Kelley, Pierce Hammonds, Carter Whaley, Mason Brooks, Colin Shannon and Josiah Townsend.

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Top pick Harper fine with full-time shift to RF WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper is more than fine with the Washington Nationals making him a full-time right fielder. “I’m pretty stoked about that,� Harper said on a conference call Tuesday. “Whatever the team wants, whatever it needs, it’s up to the team.� The Nationals took the 17-year-old Harper with the overall No. 1 pick in the draft Monday night. He played catcher and other positions in his one season at the College of Southern Nevada, and the Nationals want him to develop without the toll it takes to play behind the

plate. Pittsburgh. Harper and “Right now, his family have I’m just letting retained bigthe business take time Scott Boras, its course with who’s known for Boras and all long and somethis negotiation times difficult stuff,� Harper negotiations. The said. “Whatever Bryce Harper Nationals have happens, haplots of experipens.� ence with Boras, Harper hit .443 who represented Stephen with 31 homers and 98 Strasburg, last year’s top RBIs this season in a wood draft pick. bat league. He skipped Strasburg didn’t agree his final two years of high to terms with Washington school and got his GED, last year until minutes making him eligible for before the deadline to the draft. sign. He was set to make In the meantime, his major league debut Harper said, he wouldn’t Tuesday night against mind some down time.

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SCHS will host the Bear Strength and Speed Camp for rising 4th-8th grade boys and girls June 21-24 at the SCHS Football Fieldhouse from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily. The camp is designed to implement an athletic foundation of physical improvement that will benefit the individual in any athletic arena. Coach Todd Loveday, athletic director at SCHS, is the camp coordinator. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Several hand-picked college athletes, as well as other coaches, will assist at the camp. Cost is $50. For more information, contact Loveday at 453-5525 or 607-9573.

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 3897634.

“I’m trying to relax, hang out and have fun with the family,� Harper said. “Go do some fishing.� Harper said he hadn’t made plans to watch Strasburg’s first game. “I might be on a plane,� he said, declining to say where he was heading. He hasn’t met Strasburg yet. Whenever and wherever Harper begins his pro career, the Nationals insist he plays without his trademark eyeblack. He’s OK with that, too. “That’s totally fine,� he said. “You’ve got to live with it and play without it, I guess.�

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Iran sanctions vote set for today

LONDON (AP) — The United States and its allies called for a U.N. vote today on imposing new sanctions on Iran’s suspect nuclear program, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said those would be followed by even stricter unilateral penalties by Washington and others. The international sanctions, up for a vote before the U.N. Security Council, would be tougher than previous penalties but still far short of crippling economic punishments or an oil embargo. The final version of the U.N. resolution, which was obtained Monday by The Associated Press, would ban Iran from pursuing “any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons,” bar Iranian investment in activities such as uranium mining, and prohibit Iran from buying several categories of heavy weapons including attack helicopters and missiles.

Job openings at 16-month high

Utah inmate to face firing squad

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Barring a lastminute reprieve, Ronnie Lee Gardner will be strapped into a chair, a hood will be placed over his head and a small white target will be pinned over his heart. The order will come: “Ready, aim...” The 49-year-old convicted killer will be executed by a team of five anonymous marksmen firing with a matched set of .30-caliber rifles. He is to be the third person executed by firing squad in Utah — or anywhere else in the U.S. — since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Utah was a long holdout in keeping the method, which it has used in 40 of its 49 executions in the last 160 years. Utah lawmakers made lethal injection the default method of execution in 2004, but inmates condemned before then can still choose the firing squad.

GM to keep 900 more dealerships

Defense attorney: Blag honest man

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for Rod Blagojevich says the former governor is an honest man who “didn’t take a dime.” Fiery defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. says by the end of the case, jurors will know that in their gut. In presenting the opening statement to jurors, he also says Blagojevich will take the stand on his own behalf. Earlier, a federal prosecutor said Blagojevich sought to use his power as governor to get benefits for himself and his inner circle. Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s former Senate seat. He also denies that he plotted to turn his power as governor into a moneymaking scheme for himself and insiders.

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sales tax paid on purchases of major appliances, furniture, or building supplies. A fine of $25,000 would be imposed for fraudulent activity. “We have seen so much devastation to homes throughout Tennessee, and many people remain displaced due to the May floods,” said the bill’s sponsor, Democratic House Minority Leader Gary Odom of Nashville. “It’s the least we can do to help our neighbors get back on their feet.” Also Tuesday, the House passed a proposal 53-32 that challenges the insurance coverage mandate of the federal health care law. It “prohibits the Legislature from requiring any person to participate in any health care system or plan.” “This gives the people of Tennessee the right to make their own health care choices,” said Rep. Susan Lynn, a Mt. Juliet Republican and sponsor of the proposal. However, opponents of the proposal say it’s uncertain how such a proposal would affect the state’s other programs.

Gulf oil leak may be bigger than BP says NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While BP is capturing more oil from its blownout well with every passing day, scientists on a team analyzing the flow said Tuesday that the amount of crude still escaping into the Gulf of Mexico may be considerably greater than what the government and the company have claimed. Their assertions — combined with BP’s rush to build a bigger cap and its apparent difficulty in immediately processing all the oil being collected — have only added to the impression that BP and the government are still floundering in dealing with the catastrophe and may be misleading the public. The cap that was put on the ruptured

well last week collected about 620,000 gallons of oil on Monday and another 330,000 by noon Tuesday funneled it to a ship at the surface, said Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man on the crisis. That would mean the cap is capturing better than half of the oil, based on the government’s estimate that around 600,000 to 1.2 million gallons a day are leaking from the bottom of the sea. The undersea efforts came as BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles struck an upbeat tone about the anticipated progress of the oil containment, saying that the spill “should be down to a relative trickle by Monday or Tuesday.”

Suttles told The Associated Press in a stop in Alabama that the arrival of a second vessel in the coming days to help pump the oil from the deepwater gusher will allow engineers to make significant progress, even as others involved in the disaster were much less optimistic and continued to criticize BP over its litany of failures to control the spill. A team of researchers and government officials assembled by the Coast Guard and run by the director of the U.S. Geological Survey is studying the flow rate and hopes to present its latest findings in the coming days on what is already the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

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DETROIT (AP) — About 900 General Motors dealerships that the company WASHINGTON (AP) — had planned to cut loose Job openings jumped in appear to be getting a April to the highest level in reprieve. 16 months, a sign that priGM North America vate employers may boost President Mark Reuss has hiring in coming months. told The Associated Press The number of jobs that the automaker should advertised at the end wind up with about 5,000 of April rose to 3.1 dealers in July. That’s million from 2.8 milthe end of a process that lion in March, the allows dealers to appeal Labor Department said GM’s decision. Tuesday. That’s the The company origimost openings since nally planned to have only December 2008. 4,100 dealers across the Private employers country. accounted for the entire The decision reflects net gain. The governa shift in strategy from ment’s advertising for GM’s previous regime jobs decreased, despite and could save thouthe hiring of hundreds sands of jobs. of thousands of census GM wants to avoid the workers in May. expense and time of the The department’s closures. Reuss and other report, known as the new leaders at the compaJob Openings and Labor ny also feel shedding dealTurnover survey, or ers isn’t critical for GM to JOLTS, follows a disapachieve profitability. pointing employment report Friday that found private employers added only 41,000 jobs in May.

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen said Tuesday he’s pleased the state budget was overwhelmingly approved, but he expressed misgivings about some items that have passed or are pending before lawmakers. He told reporters they include a resolution to commend Arizona on the state’s tough new immigration law and another seeking to allow Tennesseans to opt out of the new federal health care overhaul. “I’ve not met anyone who knows what they’re talking about who thinks we have the right to opt out,” Bredesen said. “I’m sure they’ll push forward with it, but it doesn’t make any difference.” The “Health Freedom Act” is expected to be resurrected this week in the Senate, and the resolution has passed both chambers. The House reconvened Tuesday and the Senate is scheduled to do the same Wednesday. Bredesen said if lawmakers care so strongly about the immigration issue, they should work to craft their own solution “and not spend their time

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LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of JOHNNIE MAE BALLARD Late of Sevier County, Tennessee

Notice is Hereby Given that on the 18 day of MAY 2010,Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of JOHNNIE MAE BALLARD deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee.

All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred.

All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 18 day of May, 2010. (Signed) William R. Brewer, Jr. Executor Estate of JOHNNIE MAE BALLARD Attorney: none By: Joe Keener County Clerk

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Late of Sevier County, Tennessee

Notice is Hereby Given that on the 25 day of MAY 2010,Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of RAY FRED BENSON deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee.

All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred.

All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once.

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(Signed) John Hickam Administrator Estate of CHRISTY HICKAM

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of FRED P. DAVIS Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 25 day of MAY 2010,Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of FRED P. DAVIS deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once.

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Estate of CHRISTY L. HICKAM Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 18 day of MAY 2010,Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of CHRISTY L. HICKAM deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date

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 reserves the right to reject any/or all bids. Specifications may be obtained at the Sevier County Highway Department, 125 Court Avenue, Room 304E, Sevierville, TN 37862. This 1st day of June 2010.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of DAVID JONOTHAN MEYER Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 26 day of MAY 2010,Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of DAVID JONOTHAN MEYER deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 26 day of May, 2010. (Signed) Brenda Gail Meyer

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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 Of-

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PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to public notice a meeting of the CITY OF PIGEON FORGE BEER BOARD has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Room of City Hall Complex. The purpose of the meeting is for consideration of application of: PERMIT FOR SALE OF BEER IN A RESTA U R A N T / E AT I N G PLACE 1. Christmas Place Properties LLC DBA The Partridge and Pear Restaurant 2480 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 The public is invited to attend. This 9th day of June, 2010. Earlene M. Teaster City Manager 06/09/2010

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of GEORGE JOSEPH REILLY Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 25 day of MAY 2010,Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of GEORGE JOSEPH REILLY deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four

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This 25 day of May, 2010. (Signed) Mary E. Reilly Executor Estate of GEORGE JOSEPH REILLY Attorney: none By: Joe Keener County Clerk

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INVITATION TO BID 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)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of LINDA SHAPRAY Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 25 day of MAY 2010,Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of LINDA SHAPRAY deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 25 day of May, 2010. (Signed) Dolores W. Lewis Executor Estate of LINDA SHAPRAY Attorney: Amanda Busby By: Joe Keener County Clerk

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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. The Sevier County Highway Department Purchasing Committee reserves the right to reject any/or all bids. Specifications may be obtained at the Sevier County High-

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated December 13, 2007, and recorded in Record Book 2982, page 140, in the Sevier County, Tennessee, Register of Deeds Office (the ìDeed of Trustî), Michael Miller, Unmarried, did convey in trust to T. Mike Estes, Trustee for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, certain real estate hereinafter described, to secure the payment of the principal sum of $142,547.00, evidenced by a certain Promissory Note, said instrument being incorporated herein by reference; and WHEREAS, by instrument recorded in Record Book 3511, page 82, in the Sevier County Register’s Office, Farm Credit Services of MidAmerica, FLCA, the owner and holder of said indebtedness, appointed James E. Bondurant, Jr., as Substitute Trustee; and WHEREAS, default has been made in the Deed of Trust and Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, the owner and holder of the Note, has declared the entire balance due and payable and has instructed the undersigned Substitute Trustee to foreclose the Deed of Trust in accordance with its terms and provisions. NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee under the Deed of Trust, I will on the 23rd day of June, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse located in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, offer for sale and sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and in bar of the statutory right of redemption, the equity of redemption, and in bar of all homestead and dower rights, all of which were waived and surrendered in the Deed of Trust, the property therein conveyed which is described as follows: SITUATE in the Sixteenth (16th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, without the corporate limits of any municipality and being more particularly described as follows: BEING designated as Lot 65 of Laughing Pines, Phase 3, as shown on plat of same of record in Large Map Book 6, page 151 in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office, to which plat specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. SUBJECT TO the rights of the public in and to Laughing Pines Lane, as shown on recorded plat in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office. SUBJECT TO Right of Way Deed as set out in Record Book 2561, page 334 in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office. BEING the same property conveyed to Michael Miller by Michael E. May by Warranty Deed dated October 3, 2005, filed for record in Record Book 2359, page 364 in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office. The above described property is Lot 65 in Laughing Pines Subdivision, Phase 3, on Crown Point Lane, Sevierville, Tennessee, 37862, and identified as CLT No. 092LA-065.00 (See Tax Map No. 092E).

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does not recommend or endorse any product, service or company. For more information and assistance regarding the investigation of FINANCING, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND WORK AT HOME OPPORTUNITIES, this newspaper urges its readers to contact the Better Business Bureau, 2633 Kingston Pike, Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37919, Phone (865)692-1600.

The above described property will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes, restrictions, easements, and building setback lines, and to any prior or superior liens, judgments or Deeds of Trust. The proceeds of the sale will be applied in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Deed of Trust. Said sale is being made upon the request of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust due to the failure of the maker to comply with all provisions of the Deed of Trust. Other parties interested as defined by Tennessee statutes and to whom the Substitute Trustee has given notice of the sale include the following: Michael Miller Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of the bid at the public sale, then the Trustee shall have the option of accepting the second highest bid, or the next highest bid with which the buyer is able to comply. The right is reserved to adjourn the day and/or time of the sale to another day and/or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time set forth above.

James E. Bondurant, Jr., Substitute Trustee CROLEY, DAVIDSON & HUIE, PLLC 800 South Gay Street, Suite 1500 Knoxville, TN 37929 File No. 95814 June 2, 9 & 16, 2010


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!SAVE THOUSANDS! QUALITY STEEL Buildings Only a few sizes left2 0 x 2 6 x 1 2 , 3 0 x 3 4 x 1 2 , 30x60x14. This Deal Won't Last! Ask about our Display Promotion. Call Now 1-8663 5 2 - 0 4 6 9 (TnScan) Business Opportunities ALL CASH VENDING! DO you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy All for $9,995. 1888-745-3351 (TnScan) Career Training AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-2660040 (TnScan) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-738-0607, www.CenturaOnline.com (TnScan) Equipment For Sale NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS- LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34" diameter, mills boards 28" wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40%! www.NorwoodSawmills.com /300N 1-800-6617746 Ext 300N (TnScan) Financial CASH NOW! GET CASH for your structured settlement or annuity payments. High payouts. Call J.G. Wentworth. 1-866SETTLEMENT (1866-738-8536). Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. (TnScan) Health / Beauty IF YOU USED TYPE 2 Diabetes Drug Avandia and Suffered a Stroke or Heart Attack you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-8005 3 5 - 5 7 2 7 (TnScan) HEALTH INSURANCE FOR PRE-existing Conditions / Affordable. *No Medical Questions. *All Pre-existing OK. *Hospitalization / Surgery *Doctor visits / Wellness / Dental / Vision / RX. Real Insurance - Not a discount plan. Licensed Agent 00763829. Call 1866-584-9817. (TnScan)

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Benefits. Sign-On Bonus! Ask about Jump Start Lease Program! Excellent Equipment. Call ACT Today! 8775 8 4 - 7 2 4 0 (TnScan)

Help Wanted - Drivers BIG G EXPRESS 100% Employee Owned OTR Solo Drivers Home Most Weekends, 1yr w/Class A-CDL, Low Cost Insurance, Free PrePass/EZ Pass, APU's in all trucks 1-800-684-9140 ext. 2 www.biggexp r e s s . c o m (TnScan) REGIONAL DRIVERS NEEDED! MORE Hometime! Top Pay! Newer Equipment! Up to $.43/mile company drivers! 12 months OTR required. Heartland Express 1-800-441-4953 www.heartlandexp r e s s . c o m (TnScan) ATTN: DRIVERS! NEW PAY Increase! 34-40 cpm Excellent Benefits Need CDL-A & 3 mos recent OTR 877-258-8782 www.meltontruck.c om (TnScan) SLT NEEDS CDL A team drivers with Hazmat. $2,000 Bonus. Teams split $.68 for all miles. O/O teams paid $1.65-$2.00 per mile. 1-877-2532897 / 1-800-8359471. (TnScan) YOUR ROAD TO SUCCESS Starts Now‌ Company D r i v e r s (Solos/Hazmat Teams/Students) * Good Pay & Benefits * Great Miles * Great Career CDL Training Available. No Credit Check. Tuition Reimbursement. Call now: 866-775-7416 Swift (TnScan) CALL NOW! BIH TRUCKING Company/ International Truck Driving School Now taking Students! No CDL, No problem! State WIA Program if qualified, or Financing available. 888-780-5539 (TnScan) FLATBED, REEFER AND TANKER Drivers Needed! Now hiring students and CDL Training available! Incredible Freight Network! All levels of experience welcome to apply 1800-277-0212 www.primeinc.com (TnScan) DRIVER- COMPANY EXPERIENCED OTR drivers and Teams. Consistent Miles, Excellent Health Benefits. 6 mo. OTR exp. & current CDL 8884 6 3 - 3 9 6 2 www.usatruck.jobs eoe m/f/h/v (TnScan)

BOYD BROS. IS HIRING CDL-A Experienced Drivers. Great Pay Raise! Sign-On Bonus! We are loaded with freight. Top Equipment and Benefits. Flatbed Training Available 800-5438923 (TnScan)

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CDL-A DRIVERS: OUR FREIGHT Needs You! Over The Road Flatbed & Dry Van. Professional Equipment. High Miles. Good Driving Record Required. We accept your long form and medical card. Western Express. Call Lynn: 8888 0 1 - 5 2 9 5 (TnScan) THE MASON & DIXON Lines Experienced Owner/Ops Wanted. Daily Settlements, No Forced Dispatch, Fuel Discount Programs, Flatbed & Van Divisions. Contact Donna 877-242-1276 dreynolds@madl.c om (TnScan) Help Wanted-Insurance SALES REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED. MOST earn $50K$100K or more. Call our branch office at 615-4824243. Ask for Nicole Roberts or email nicole.roberts@insphereis.c om. Visit www.insphereis.com. (TnScan) Lake Property UNBELIEVABLE LOG CABIN SALE Sat June 12th Log Cabin & 2AC Only $79,900 w/ Free Boat Slips! Ready to finish log cabin & 2 acres abutting nature preserve at 160,000 acre recreational lake in KY. Excellent financing. Call now 1-800-704-3154, x 3 5 0 8 kylakesale.com (TnScan) OVERSIZE LAKE LOT! 3+ Acres$29,900. Free Boat Slips! (was $49,900) Park-like hardwood setting near lake. Enjoy deeded access to private lake, free boat slips & pavilion. Quite rd frontage, utilities, warranty deed. Excellent financing. Must see, call now 1-888-792-5253, x 3502 (TnScan) Miscellaneous for Sale

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Bennett's Pit Bar-BQue in Gatlinburg now hiring NIGHT SHIFT COOKS. Want to be a part of the team, earn good money and have fun doing it? Then stop by 714 River Road to apply in person, Mon-Fri. 11am4pm.

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 SALES CLERK 10.00 Hr. Lid’l Dolly’s Light #4, P.F.

236 GENERAL Administrative Assistant to handle clerical & operational duties. Must be able to use Microsoft word, good spelling & gramatical skills. Non smoking, male or female, mature employee, willing to work year round. Gatlinburg Wedding Center is the leading provider of wedding services in TN. Fax or email resume to 865430-3382 or gatweddingcenter@ aol.com

Assistant- Grease Duct Cleaning 654-0966 After 11 AM- Ron COLLEGE STUDENTS & 2010 HS Grads $13 base-appt, FT/PT schedules, sales/svc, no exp nec, all ages 17+, conditions apply, 865-366-0277

Housekeeper Needed $10/hr Full-time Apply Lid’l Dolly’s at traffic light #4

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, Cleaners & Maintenance person. Apply in person at: 333 Ski Mtn. Rd. Gatlinburg.

SINGERS, ACTORS, SPECIALTY ACTS & DANCE TEAMS Come be a part of the Gatlinburg's Newest Property! We are looking for local performers to sing, dance, entertain our guests nightly. OPEN AUDITIONS TUE,6/15 6:00-9:00PM WED, 6/16 2:00-5:00 PM Shops at Carousel Gardens 458 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN. (Traffic Light #3) 865-430-7334

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 WAREHOUSE & STOCK 12.00 HR LID’L DOLLY’S LIGHT 4 PF 237 HEALTHCARE CAREGIVER Del Rio, Newport and Sevierville Home Instead Senior Care is seeking a compassionate, reliable and experienced person to provide non-medical home care services in Del Rio. Must have flexible schedule and be available to work weekends. We offer competitive pay and a bonus program. Health insurance and retirement plans available. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please call our employment line tollfree at 1-877-5815800 or visit us online at www.homeinstead.com/428

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Now hiring for Customer Service rep needed for Fast paced internet sales and ware house. Job Requires Answering Customer Questions, Complaints and Order taking. Answer Emails, Phones, Refunds, Claims and basic office duties. Must be able to offer solution where appropriate. Apply in Person Tues.-Fri. 9-3 Adventure RV 2910 Newport Hwy.

Nursing BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING Brookdale Senior Living, an industryleading operator of Assisted Living communities, has an exciting opportunity in Sevierville, TN! LPN Part Time, Evening Shift, 2:30-9:00pm. Apply in person to the Health & Wellness Director at 1020 Middle Creek Rd., Sevierville, TN 37862 or send your resume to: CBarhan@brookdaleliving.com EOE M/F/D/V

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Moving Sale: 1353 Snappwood Dr 6/11 & 6/12 9am4pm Misc household items & furniture. Just tuned riding tractor lawn mower-great shape.

249 RESERVATIONIST Reservationist/Office Work. Part time to full time. Call 865868-1470.

Wed-Fri 6/9-6/11 7am1pm Sat 6/13 7am12pm. Incredible variety!! Furniture antiques, store fixtures & displays, home & Christmas decor, collectables, clothing, purses, books. 1282 Foxwood Dr, Sevierville

Accepting applications 1100 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN.

Exp. Desk Clerk/Auditor needed. Apply in person at Colonial House Motel in Pigeon Forge.

Experienced Desk Clerk/Night Auditor needed. Apply in person at Pigeon River Inn, 1931 Parkway, PF.

Four Seasons Motor Lodge in Gatlinburg hiring Experienced Mature Dayshift Clerk. Please apply between 7am-3pm.

Red Rooster Pancake House hiring all positions for night shift. Apply in person 9am-noon. 3215 Parkway, Pigeon Forge

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Now Hiring for Experienced Front Desk Clerk. Apply in person at Red Roof Inn, PF.

Now hiring full and part time housekeepers. Tree Tops Resort of Gatlinburg 865-436-6559 Overnight Rental Company is offering a great opportunity to qualified individuals for the following positions: Front Desk/Reservations Maintenance Housekeeping Supervisor/ housekeeping staff Full and Part-Time positions available. Benefits include paid vacation and medical insurance. Apply in person to: Eagle Property Management 2740 Florence Drive Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 Directions only: 865908-2644

Help Wanted Smiling Sales Associates, Come Join Our Team... -Strong customer service -Great communication skills -No Sales Experience needed Apply online at: www.shopsatcarouselgardens.com

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. 246 TRUCK DRIVERS DEDICATED RUN

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Great Pay & Benefits LANDAIR Solutions from the Ground Up

439 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Restaurant/Snackshop available at Outdoor Resorts at Gatlinburg. Complete facility. For information call 865-654-4199.

572 ANTIQUES For Sale: Antique Tobacco Baskets $15. Call 865621-4477 581 PETS

All New Happy JackÂŽ Kitty Kat TM Paste. The safe and effective way to treat worms in cats and kittens,. Tuna flavored. SMITH HARDWARE BLDG. SUPPLY (658-5072). www.happyjackinc. com

FREE to good home, 1 yr. old AKC reg. male Lab. Yellow. Cannot keep due to job. Call 423619-1925. 589 FURNITURE

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555 GARAGE & YARD SALES 3 Family Yard Sale Thurs. 6/10, & Fri. 6/11. 8a.m.-? 219 Lenz Dr. Kodak, (behind Smokies Stadium).

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

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4 Family Garage sale: Thur/Fri 8-? Jasmin Trail off Snapp Rd. Big furn, boys clothes 3mth -5t, designer women clothes.

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Tennessee’s best jobs are here at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Smoky Mountain Resort!!

Riverside Motor Lodge P.F., now hiring Housekeepers. Apply in person.

Join our Sales Team and Maximize your earning potential. We are an Award-Winning Timeshare Industry Leader that believes in putting our employees ďŹ rst. We are currently seeking Motivated, Goal-Oriented Professionals to join us in another Award-Winning Sales Season!

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605 BUSINESS RENTALS

693 ROOMS FOR RENT

OfďŹ ce / Warehouse space for rent.

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

Conveniently located, water/sewer included. Call 388-0263 or 850-2231 for more info.

$169.77+ Family Inns West

Pigeon Forge 865-453-4905 

693 ROOMS FOR RENT

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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SEVIERVILLE RENTALS

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments available. 865-397-5365.

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

865-621-2941 ROOMS FOR RENT

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. 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.

Low Weekly Rates 436-5179 Greystone Rentals Red Carpet Inn 349 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN

Affordable Housing in Gatlinburg 436-4471 or 621-2941

DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE 428 Park Rd. near trolley stop

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

405-2116

Gatlinburg Rooms for Rent

610 DUPLEX FOR RENT 3BR DUPLEX in Seymour. Hardwood floors. $500 deposit, $700/mo. rent. Call 865-919-1324.

Furnished All Utilities, Cable and Tax included

$100 per week 865-621-2941

453-2959

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

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

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

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

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Apartments, mobile homes and trailer lots for rent

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  2 B R / 1 . 5 B A . To w n house. NO pets. Patio, year lease. $525+. 453-5079. 2BR/1BA, 4x8 storage room, ground level, in Sev. $500/mo. + dep. Short or longterm lease avail. Call 423-619-1925. 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.

Beautiful newly redecorated 2BR, 1BA. Sevierville $550, $400 dep. 712-0254. Best mountain & city views. Excellent! Downtown Sevierville 2/1.5, New ceramic tile and new carpet. $550 monthly. $305 security deposit. 3664601. CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5 BA to 2BR/2BA garden apts. $545 to $580 Trolly access 865-429-2962 Gatlinburg 2BR apt Quiet area in city. $550 mo. No smoking or pets. 786-412-7871 GATLINBURG, 2BR unfurn. water incl. No Pets. dep req. 865-621-3015. 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 RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545.00 to $695.00 865-429-2962 697 CONDO RENTALS

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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.

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2BR 2BA Private. Mtn view. Furn, nice, PF. $850mth. 865453-6547 2BR/2BA in Waldens Creek area. $750 mo. + deposit. Pets neg. 865-4530788. 3BR 2BA Belle Meadows $850.mth Plus $850. dep. 865-654-0222. 3BR 2BA in Sevierville area. $750 mth $750 dep. No pets. Call 680-4615 3BR 2BA No pets, Non smoking. Sevierville $750 mth. 865-654-9004 3BR house for rent. Contact number O/A 865-654-3797 7BR/4BA fully furnished w/game room, Will entertain a family of 8 to 10. 1yr lease. $2100.mo. Near Dollywood & Splash Country Call 321-695-6161 Beautiful log home on Golf Course + pool. 2BR 2BA plus loft, Fully furnished. Only $795 mth + dep. Call Diane 865-654-7861 Gatlinburg Executive 4 BR home. Near downtown, Mt. LeConte View. Great Location. $2000mth. 765412-7871 Log Cabin in Gatlinburg, 1BR partially furn. $600. + elec. Water furn. NO PETS! Ref. req. 865-430-9082. PF,

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2BR/1BA Mobile Home $375 sec. dep., $375 + $25 water per month. Call 453-6300. In

Seymour Area 3BR/2BA water & sewer furnished. $550mth, $300 dam. dep. No Pets. 654-2519

3209 Gold Dust, 3BR/3BA ch & a, NO pets. $900mo., 1st, last 368-5002.

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837 CAMPER SALES

829 MANUFACTURED HOME SALES

2005 Lance Truck Camper, 2001 Ford 1Ton Truck, 865-429-5961 $24,995.00

NEW SINGLE WIDES & DOUBLE WIDES EZY PURCHASE HOTLINE WE LOVE TRADES HAVE LAND

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

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718 LAND FOR SALE 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. 721 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 1/2 Acre Commercial Zoned Lots, Kodak exit 407, $89,000. 865-654-6691. Commercial Space for Lease. READY NOW!!! 2400 sq ft. with plenty of parking, common area plus public restrooms. GREAT LO CATION!!! Downtown Gatlinburg, Red Light #3. $4000.a month. e m a i l : jamileew@shopsatcarouselgardens.com READY NOW!!! 600 sq ft. with plenty of parking, a common area plus public restrooms. GREAT L O C AT I O N ! ! ! Downtown Gatlinburg. Red light #3 $1500 a month. E m a i l jamileew@shopsatcarouselgardens.com

943 AUTOMOBILE SALES

Repo For Sale: Taking Open Bids. 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS. 4-door, Leather Seats, Pwr Sunroof, 113,000 miles. Sale Date: June 18th, 2010 at 4p.m. Bid starts at $5,000 Call 865428-4426.

2000 American Eagle 40 footer Has 350 Cummins Engine, 2 A/Cs Water heater, microwave, fridge, Freezer, stove, oven, auto level, Sleeps 4, 2 slide outs, 3 awnings Diesel, garaged, loaded with every imaginable option. Absolutely immaculate condition.

949 AUTOS & TRUCKS WANTED

Turn your junk cars & trucks into cash. 908-6207 950 MOTORCYCLE SALES 1995 Kawasaki Police 1000. Great shape. $2500 786-4127871

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Comics ◆ A15

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home

Advice

Woman should seek counseling with do-nothing boyfriend who is son’s dad

Zits

Blondie

Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: I have a toddler and another child on the way. I’ve been with my children’s father for years, although we are not married. “Evan” does not have a job, and it seems as if he has no intention of ever getting one. While I’m at work, Evan takes our son to his mother’s house and stays until late at night. He says he doesn’t like to sit around our apartment all day. I do not understand why his mother’s house is any better. If we get into an argument, Evan will leave for a couple of days. I don’t know what to do because I love him and my kids need their father. -- Trying To Do the Right Thing Dear Trying: If Evan takes care of the children, helps to keep the house orderly and cooks meals, it means he has a job no matter where he spends his time. If, however, he is dropping your son off at Mom’s so he can go to the pool hall or play videogames with his friends, that’s another story. You and Evan need to work this out together. Counseling will help. Dear Annie: I have three siblings. Our parents have willed half their property to us, with the remainder to go toward scholarships to the college we all attended. I feel they should give all their property to us to be used as we see fit. None of us is in financial need, but this would be a nice addition. I have tried to get them to see my side, but they remain adamant. Because of this, I have not spoken to them for six months. This does not seem to be working. Do you have any suggestions? -- Stiffed

in Iowa Dear Iowa: Yes. Stop. Your parents’ property belongs to them, which means they get to decide what happens to it when they die. You have no say in the matter, and pressuring them makes you seem greedy and ungrateful. Not speaking to them for six months because you didn’t get your way is childish and manipulative. We hope you can be mature enough to apologize, and we hope they will forgive you. Dear Annie: I read with interest the letter from “Raised in the Sun Belt,” who had misgivings about seeing a dermatologist who left most examinations to his assistant. As a board-certified Mayo Clinic-trained clinical dermatologist with 30 years of practice, I agree with the writer that many of my colleagues, lured by lucrative dollars, are abandoning patients with medical problems to concentrate on cosmetic procedures. Many cosmetically focused doctors dump patients on “physician extenders,” otherwise known as physician assistants or nurse practitioners. They take 18 months to 24 months of general courses to assist a general practitioner, and specialty care is only learned from the supervising physician. The amount of training they receive is quite variable. They then see patients on their own. In many states, there is no law

requiring the physician to be present at all. More and more people are being cared for by those with less and less training. The result is misdiagnosis, mistreatment and increasing expense. There is no way a physician assistant can match the scope of knowledge the doctor possesses. In my experience, a PA doesn’t know enough to adequately diagnose and treat dermatology patients. The American Academy of Dermatology maintains that all new patients should be seen by the physician and any new problem should be evaluated by the doctor. If the doctor’s office looks like a showroom, the focus is on sales and cosmetics, not medicine. You’re no longer a patient. You’re a customer. “Raised in the Sun Belt” is right to be wary. She should be seen by a well-trained medical dermatologist. Accept no substitutes. -- Deanna DuComb, M.D., Dermatologist Dear Dr. DuComb: Thank you for weighing in. We appreciate the expert opinion. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

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