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Raven Goodwin, Harvey Guillen, Ari Stidham, Nikki Blonsky, Hayley Hasselhoff and Ashley Holliday (from left) star as teens at a weight-loss camp in “Huge,” premiering Monday on ABC Family.

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TBI to help probe Cosby case By JEFF FARRELL Staff writer District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn confirmed Thursday that he has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to aid in the investigation into the shooting death of a local woman in Cosby. Molly Amanda Greene Howard

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this week that no one had been charged and they were not ready to name a suspect. Dunn told The Mountain Press Thursday that he’d asked the state law enforcement agency to be involved in the case. “I did ask for a TBI investigation,” he said. The case is being investigated as a potential homicide; no other

details have been released. A caller to The Mountain Press who didn’t provide a name but appeared to be familiar with the case said the shooting was an accident. It is typical for authorities to pursue deaths by gunshot wound as homicides until the evidence shows whether or not they were. n jfarrell@themountainpress

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of Sevierville died in the early morning hours of June 17 from a gunshot wound she suffered at a house in Cosby. Sources familiar with the investigation said Howard had been shot in the stomach with a shotgun. Reports at the time said she knew her killer and an arrest had been made, but Cocke County Sheriff Claude Strange said

Firefighters from Seymour Volunteer Fire Department, Kodak Volunteer Fire Department and the Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department spent hours in the hottest part of the afternoon Thursday fighting a blaze at 972 Hicks Way. Chief Chuck Godfrey said one occupant of the house was present, but was alerted to the blaze by a neighbor. Firefighters consumed 15 cases of drinking water as they tried to keep hydrated while fighting the fire wearing full turn out gear in the heat, Godfrey said. At left, firefighters pour water onto the roof of the home. Below, firefighters rehab, affected by the 90-degree temperatures, get water, wet towels and frozen vests to help get their core temperatures down by the Sevier County Ambulance Service.

Mike Helton elected mayor By STAN VOIT Editor

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Obituaries Tommy Knight Jr., 49 Ruby Gibson, 98 David Marcum, 60

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GATLINBURG — On a night when Gatlinburg got a new mayor, the City Commission approved a $508,000 grant with the state for the next phase of the downtown undergrounding project. M i k e H e l t o n was elected mayor and Mike Werner vice mayor to start the Helton meeting; each will serve through June 2011. Helton was elevated from vice mayor. He replaces Jerry Hays, who ended his term at Tuesday night’s meeting. Both Helton and Werner praised Hays for his leadership over the past 12 months. “It’s a trying job sometimes,” Helton said of being mayor. Gatlinburg voters don’t elect a mayor; the five commissioners choose a mayor from among themselves, just as Pigeon Forge does. During the meeting the commission approved the grant with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for phase 6 of the undergrounding project, which involves moving electrical lines below the ground throughout the downtown area. Work on the next phase won’t begin until November 2011, consulting engineer Steve Fritts of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc. said. The commission also See grant, Page A4

Man faces petty charges in park bear incident By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer NATIONAL PARK — The man whose interaction with a bear on Laurel Falls Trail last month led to the animal being euthanized has been charged with a minor offense in the incident. Sean Konover, 26, of Wilton, Conn., is facing a petty charge of disturbing an animal, filed

in federal court, where charges related to the park, which is federal land, are handled. Konover is likely to have his first chance to face the charge in August, a court official reported. Until news of the charge came out, Konover was the only one of the two involved in the May 12 whose name was not publicly known. After his encounter with the juvenile female bear, the

creature was given the name Laurel by concerned animal lovers who started a campaign to save her life. According to national park spokeswoman Nancy Gray, visitors to Laurel Falls had been feeding the bear for some time, to the point where the animal was known to come regularly to the trail to eat. Having received reports of what park officials

call a “food-conditioned bear,” that is one that is comfortable with humans because it has learned they can provide its meals, rangers began patrolling the area in an effort to stop the interactions. Unfortunately, those efforts were unsuccessful, mainly because the rangers couldn’t be on the trail all day every See bear, Page A4


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Scottish Festival moves to Maryville Submitted Report

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Sevierian FFA chapter participants at Tennessee FFA Leaderhsip Camp held in Doyle. From left in back are Jessica Mottern, Kensey Catlett, Tyler Mayfield; front row, Quanah Allen, Katie Story, Tiffany Hodges, Jesse Holt. Not pictured: advisors Misty Larrance, Daren Helton and Laticia Howard.

FFA locals attend leadership camp Submitted Report Members of the Sevierian FFA chapter attended the Tennessee FFA Leadership Camp held at Camp Clements in Doyle. Chapter officers who attended leadership camp included Tyler Mayfield, president; Kensey Catlett, vice president; Jesse Holt, sentinel; Katie Story, reporter; Jessica Mottern, secretary; Tiffany Hodges, parliamentarian; Misty Larrance, advisor; and Daren Helton, advisor.

Also attending were Quanah Allen, Gatlinburg-Pittman FFA member; and Laticia Howard, Gatlinburg-Pittman FFA advisor. FFA Camp is offered for six weeks during the summer and open to all chapters throughout the state. During week three of camp, there were 186 members, advisors and guests attending from across the state. Camp participants attended leadership, officer training, and specialty classes each morning and competed in various athletics each evening.

Mayfield and Story participated in the FFA talent show singing “Jackson� by Johnny Cash. Catlett served as our Camp Council representative and was elected to camp council office as treasurer. Story competed in the extemporaneous speaking contest, placing fourth overall. The Sevierian FFA Chapter was awarded the Outstanding Officer Team for week three. Each officer received leadership awards. Chapter members attend FFA leadership camp.

MARYVILLE — Board members of the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games Inc., will move their annual event from Mills Park in Gatlinburg to the Maryville College campus in 2011. The event, scheduled for May 20-22, will be hosted jointly by the college and the City of Maryville. “The Maryville College facilities, location and the school’s Scottish ties, as well as the support promised to the games by all parties, made this a perfect fit for us,� said Clifford Fitzsimmons, president of the non-profit organization. “From a crowd capacity standpoint, our games had simply outgrown the space available in Mills Park.� Fitzsimmons added that his board also voted to change the name of the event to the Smoky Mountain Highland Games and the non-profit’s name to reflect the change in location. Last month, the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games hosted its 29th celebration, which was attended by more than 3,000 paid attendees, according to the president. The schedule for the three-day event typically includes a banquet, athletics, pipe and drum band competitions, dance competitions, Scottish entertainers and children’s activities. Celtic-themed vendors sell a variety of Scottish items, including clothing, jewelry, music and food. Fitzsimmons said several games in the South have been affected by the economy, but not the one held in Gatlinburg. “We have been fortunate to have been able to hold firm and expand what we offer,� he said. “Hopes are high, however, that the added space and convenience of Maryville will help these Games grow even larger.� The facilities committed by the college include the varsity soccer field, the football practice field, intramural fields and adjacent green spaces, the McArthur Pavilion and the House in the Woods. “The College has an established relationship with the games’ board,� said Gerald W. Gibson, president of Maryville College. “Members use our facilities for meetings, and they have joined with us in planning Scottish-themed celebrations. When discussions turned to hosting their big annual event here on campus, we were extremely interested. “Given the college’s founding by Scots-Irish Presbyterians and our strong Scottish heritage, we believe our hosting will be a win-win for the college, the games’ organization, the City of Maryville and the wider Blount County community,� he said.

Bike blessing supports children’s charity Vacation Bible School Submitted Report

PIGEON FORGE — Road Riders for Jesus Christian Motorcycle Ministry will hold a bike blessing from 1-4 p.m. July 11 at First United Methodist Church of Pigeon Forge. The event benefits its program, Taking Care of Children. The event includes worship and fellowship with

music, food and drinks provided. Taking Care of Children was established 10 years ago to help support the need for school clothes, shoes, supplies and necessities for underprivileged children in Sevier County. The program is directed by Daniel Giammichele, president of Road Riders for Jesus, Smoky Mountain Chapter 62.

Taking Care of Children is an outreach of First United Methodist Church of Pigeon Forge. With the help and support of chapter members and the community through fundraisers, Taking Care of Children was able to help more than 70 children in Sevier County last year. Working closely with school staff and officials, Taking Care of Children has grown

in the past several years. Giammichele said, “In our current economic situation, we can always use more help, since we rely solely on fundraising, donations and contributions. Please come and support this worthy cause. All are welcome.� For more information contact Giammichele at (865) 719-7688 or e-mail to Danrrj62@mail.com.

Knox technology center looking for teenagers with disabilities Submitted Report KNOXVILLE — The East Tennessee Technology Access Center is looking for teenagers with disabilities who would like to participate in the development of adapted toys, robots, and possibly even X-Box controllers. They will be working with a group of design-

ers and technicians at ETTAC’s Knoxville office, 4918 N. Broadway, for one or two afternoons the week of July 12. Students must be able to communicate about

the toys, trucks, robots, and electronic games they need help playing with. Those who participate will

be the first to get newly adapted items. For more information, call (865) 219-0130.

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

The charges listed for Laniesha Michelle Turner, 36, of 513 Grace Ave. in Sevierllle, in Tuesday’s arrest reports were incorrect. Turner was charged with domestic assault and was released on bond. u Ramone Arrante, 30, of 621 Cherokee Orchard #509 in Gatlinburg, was charged June 23 with public intoxication. He was released on $250 bond. u Christopher Edward Ball, 28, of 4336 Manis Hollow Road in Gatlinburg, was charged June 24 with a circuit court warrant, driving while revoked and a second count of DUI. He was being held. u Jacob Alan Chrisman, 31, of 1759 Sandplant Road in Sevierville, was charged June 23 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Jessica Marie Dunn, 26, of 112 Shenandoah Drive in Seymour, was charged June 23 with assault. She was released on $1,500 bond. u Mark Thomas Gilbertson, 40, of Knoxville, was charged June 23 with a felony warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Richard Scott Johnson, 49, of 733 River Road in Kodak, was charged June 23 with bond revocation. He was being held. u Russell Kirby, 49, of 123 S. Shiloh Road in Seymour, was charged June 23 with possession of a schedule II substance and theft. He was released. u Justin Harold Matthews, 18, of 321 Smoky Crossing in Sevierville, was charged June 23 with possession of a schedule VI substance. He was released. u Gregory Doyle Mitchem, 18, of 421 Temple Way Elder Trail Park in Kodak, was charged June 23 with theft of property. He was released on $750 bond. u Andrea Michelle Morrow, 28, of 507 Cool Hollow Ave., in Pigeon Forge, was charged June 24 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held. u Mario Loyd Ramos, 39, of 1115 E. Dogwood Lane in Sevierville, was charged June 23 with unlawful possession of a weapon and driving without a license. He was released on $5,000 bond. u Jovon Daniel Richardson, 32, of Lexington, Ky., was charged June 23 with reckless endangerment. He was released on $2,100 bond. u Kelly Ray Sabo, 29, of Knoxville, was charged June 23 with violation of probation. He was being held in lieu of violatio of probation. He was being held. u Matthew Mark Sise, 26, of 843 Thomas Circle in Seymour, was charged June 23 with vioaltion of probation. He was being held. u Tyler Andrew Smith, 25, of Blountville, Tenn., was charged June 24 with DUI, possession of a schedule IV substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule II substance. He was being held. u Caleb Lance Trentham, 22, of 416 Rocky Top Way in Sevierville, was charged June 23 with public intoxication. He was released on $250 bond. u Christy Nicole Tullock, 20, of 3724 Wilhite Road in Sevierville was charged June 23 with theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000 and violation of probation. She was being held. u Amber Lynn Ward, 23, of 209 River Park Way Apt. 2305 in Sevierville, was charged June 23 with possession of a schedule IV substance. She was released. u Tania Karen Wilson, 57, of 1137 Peninsula Road in Sevierville, was charged June 23 with theft of property. She was released on $500 bond.

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Make sure home canned foods safe Would you like to enjoy nature’s bounty from the summer garden all year long? If you are planning to preserve foods at home this summer, there are a few questions you might have about the safety of home canned foods. Q. Can jars of food spoil after being sealed for several weeks or months? A. If you follow the instructions given in Extension and USDA tested recipes for processing canned foods and they seal correctly, they should not spoil. The processing times provided in these recipes should be long enough to kill disease-causing and spoilage microorganisms. However, it is important to store your canned foods in a cool, dry place. The ideal temperature is 50 to 70 degrees. High temperatures cause canned food to lose quality. Low temperatures may cause your food to freeze, which can crack your jars or break the seals. If your storage area becomes too cold, wrap your jars in paper or cover them with a

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State promoting moonshine-NASCAR trail By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer

Knoxvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market Square and Old City and the Museum of Appalachia between Clinton and Norris. There are also historic homes, antique and crafts stores, restaurants and natural attractions, some of which overlook the Cumberland Gap. Along the way thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a motel owner who might be persuaded to tell the sad tale of how he saw his moonshiner daddy shot dead in a long-ago raid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Visitors will travel some of the same routes ... bootleggers used to transport moonshine, a distilled corn whiskey also known as â&#x20AC;&#x2122;white lightning,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; according to a statement promoting the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To outrun tax collectors, bootleggers altered their cars from the original factory design so they could reach much higher speeds.â&#x20AC;? Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Assistant Commissioner Jennifer Spence said she knows of no other such government-sponsored tourism attraction based on moonshine and

CHATTANOOGA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tennessee tourism officials see gold in them there hills where moonshine stills once bubbled and bootleggers hauled illegal whiskey in fast cars. They are trying to lure free-spending visitors to retrace the mountain roads where â&#x20AC;&#x153;white lightningâ&#x20AC;? helped give birth to NASCAR. The newly dubbed White Lightning Trail traverses a network of roadways that span hundreds of miles across nine counties in northeast Tennessee. Tourism officials who launched the promotion Friday in Knoxville were quick â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even a bit defensive â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in saying the trail name is â&#x20AC;&#x153;not about promoting moonshine.â&#x20AC;? The trailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notorious name helps highlight a regional heritage that includes the hometowns of famous country musicians such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;King of Country Musicâ&#x20AC;? Roy Acuff at Maynardville and Chet Atkins at Luttrell. There is

bootleggers. The White Lightning Trail is one of 16 self-guided driving trails that have opened or are being developed and is intended to be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fun attraction ride.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is a culture of that area,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part of that was to come up with a fun name like that.â&#x20AC;? The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s promotional material also notes that moonshine running gave birth to stock car racing, which grew into the popular NASCAR. One stop includes a visit with a self-described teetotaler who recounts that he saw his moonshiner daddy shot dead in a raid in upper East Tennessee in 1943. Seventy-four-year-old Hack Ayers owns motels along the trail in Caryville and hopes to cash in on the new tourist venture. He will display the jacket his father was wearing when shot by a state patrolman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they are trying to copy off â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thunder Road,â&#x20AC;? Ayers said in a telephone interview, referring to a 1958 movie about moonshining.

state briefs The FBI said agents rescued more than 45 suspected 9 percent UT tuition hike OKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d teenage prostitutes, some as young as 13, in a nationNASHVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The University of Tennessee Board wide sweep last year to remove kids from the illegal sex of Trustees has approved a 9 percent tuition increase at trade and punish their accused pimps. the Knoxville, Martin and Chattanooga campuses. Meanwhile, the state Board of Regents meets Friday Racist symbol found on blacksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; land and will consider tuition hikes of between 5 and 11.4 percent for its schools. LEBANON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Racist graffiti has been scrawled For the UT system, the increases range from $407 on a wall where an African-American couple plan to to $534 a year for in-state, undergraduate students at build a vacation home east of Nashville. Knoxville, Martin and Chattanooga. The Tennessean reported Kenneth and Deborah The system said in a news release that much of the Boyd found the symbol on Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; days away from new revenue will cover increases in operating costs and their planned closing on a lot in Wilson County. help prepare for looming reductions to recurring state Deborah Boyd told the newspaper she regretted funds for fiscal year 2012. that the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13-year-old daughter also saw it.The The trustees considered tuition increases of 8.5 perspray-painted image was of a stick figure hanging from cent, but decided to add dollars to protect the availabil- a noose and a racial slur was painted beneath it. ity of courses and preserve studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to complete their degree in a timely manner.

25 years for sex trafficking

MEMPHIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Memphis man who pleaded guilty to child prostitution charges as part of a nationwide investigation has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison. Leonard Fox also received 10 years probation at sentencing in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. Fox pleaded guilty in February 2009 to sex trafficking of minors. The 43-year-old Fox acknowledged recruiting and obtaining underage girls to engage in commercial sex acts for his financial benefit.

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day and visitors continued to ignore signs prohibiting the feeding of wild animals. The bear was interacting with hikers on May 12, with reports some were feeding it and that an obvious crowd of onlookers and amateur photographers had assembled, Gray said. Konover was apparently among those and is believed

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approved its annual emergency ordinance to get the budget through the end of the fiscal year. Under its charter the city has to approve a budget based on actual revenues and expenses through the previous fiscal year, but since that year wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end until June 30, the city canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finalize the budget until early July. A story in Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mountain Press about the commission agenda incorrectly indicated the ordinance was an unusual stopgap measure due to financial concerns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has been standard operating procedure that has existed since I have been with the city of Gatlinburg,â&#x20AC;? City Manager Cindy Ogle said. The ordinance is called an

Vegas benefits from Nashville woes

NASHVILLE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gaylord Entertainment CEO Colin Reed says Las Vegas has been a major beneficiary of the convention businesses the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center had to cancel because of last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s floods. The hotel had 320,000 room nights booked between the beginning of May and the end of October. Some of those guests went to other Nashville hotels or to Gaylord hotels in other cities, but the majority did neither. Speaking at a Thursday news conference, Reed said he was not concerned about losing business to Las Vegas over the long term.

to have approached the bear to get a picture of it. Gray said witness reports indicate Konover actually stopped some distance from the animal, which then approached him and eventually struck his left foot, leaving only minor injuries. Contrary to those statements from other Laurel Falls hikers that day, the federal citation reportedly alleges Konover approached to within a foot of the bear, which then turned on him.

Either way, the fact Konover and the others were too close and the fact he could have moved away from the bear as it approached are good reason to file charges, Gray said. Far from just being a means to punish Konover for the incident, which led to the bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being put down a week later according to park service policies, the charge is also an attempt to educate the public about the fact approaching wild animals in

the park is illegal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When someone is cited for an activity that is illegal, hopefully people will learn from that incident,â&#x20AC;? Gray said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When somebody is involved in an illegal activity or performs an illegal action, the park is responsible for filing charges. Hopefully publicity about that can serve as an education for other folks, as well.â&#x20AC;?

emergency measure, finance director David Beeler said, because it has to be passed on first reading. Most ordinances pass on second or sometimes third reading. In other business the City Commission: n Approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance related to temporary uses and farmers markets n Approved a $178,500 three-year contract with Pugh and Company P.C. to handle auditing duties n Approved an agreement between the golf course and Charles Richard Resources to handle the concessions at the course n Agreed to close part of River Road for the May 2011 Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival n Agreed to use of the aquarium parking garage for the Sept. 16 library fundraising luau â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the last one to be hosted by the aquarium

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Tommy Joe Knight, Jr. Tommy Joe Knight, Jr. (Brother), age 49 of Kodak, entered the gates of Heaven into the loving arms of his parents Tommy and Betty Knight on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of 32 years, Reda Grayson Knight; son, Billy Knight; sisters and brother-in-law, Linda (Bunny) and Jack Bright Jr., Darlene (Jabber) Jones; nephews, Jack Bright III, Joshua Bright and wife Kristi; and aunts, uncles, cousins, loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and many devoted friends. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 25 at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26 in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Breeden officiating. Family and friends will drive in procession to Oak Grove Cemetery in Kodak for graveside service and interment. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Carl Norris, Ruby Louise Gibson, 98 of 173 Whites School Road, Sevierville, died Tuesday, June Sevierville, TN 37876. 22, 2010 at Fort SandersFuneral service 10 a.m. Regional Medical Center. She was the oldest member of Friday in the West Chapel of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Atchley Funeral Home with the Church and Whites commu- Revs. Steve Tuck and David Smith officiating. Interment nity. to follow in Pleasant Hill Survivors: sons and daughCemetery. ters-in-law, James E. (Jake) and Mary Lou Gibson, Kennith and Sue Gibson, Frank Gibson; n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com daughters and sons-in-law, Louise Franklin, (Liz) Dean David Lee Marcum and Sam Adams, Peggy and David Lee Marcum, 60 of Curtis Williams, Linda Gayle and Jere Loveday; son-in-law, Sevierville, died Tuesday, June Winfred Williams; daughter-in- 22, 2010. Survivors: wife, Patsy law, Nancy Gibson; Marcum; sons and daughGrandchildren, Greg and Janet, Gary and Sheila, Russell ters-in-law, Craig and Anna and Kay, Dale and Lisa, Darrell Marcum, Brandon and Tatiana grandchildren, and Sandy, Scott, and Amy Marcum; Gibson; Karen and Dennis Ogle, Michael Ellis and Lilly Marcum; Sandy McFalls, Jimmy and mother, Edna Helfenstine; Jama, Tony and Amber, Brad brother and sister-in-law, and Stephanie Williams; Ricky Randy and Teri Marcum; sisand Lisa Franklin, Belinda and ter and brother-in-law, Barbara Bill Gibson, Angela and Mike Johnson, Diana and Phillip Rayfield, Tammy and Mark Wisecup, Janet Hamblin. The family will receive friends Suttles, Donna and Tim Shular, Beth and Rodney Webb, Billy 4-7 p.m. Friday with funeral and Dena Green, Ricky and service to follow at 7 p.m. in Kathy, and Bobby Adams; the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Christy and Jimmy Maples, Home, Sevierville. Interment April and Chad Henderson, will be 2 p.m. Saturday in April and Kandi McMahan; 45 McKinney Chapel Cemetery in great-grandchildren; 13 great- Rogersville, Tenn. Arrangements great-grandchildren; sisters, by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Eva Gibson, L.J. Lawson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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A belated Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Memorial for a man who exceeded what being a father is all about. The love and compassion he could show at times; and yet discipline too. Pop, you would do things for others without any thought of future rewards. You just cared. Your two hands held more talent than anyone could possibly believe. Your art speaks for itself. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t count how many times you took care of me in the worst situations. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never know how much I love you. I miss you being around. Lucky and I miss your smiling face. He sends you a lick in heaven. I can honestly say that I had the best father God could give a son. Thank you for everything. Your legacy will live on! Love, Your son, Dennis C Brown

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Judge refuses to delay ruling on drilling ban in the Gulf of Mexico NEW ORLEANS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A federal judge who overturned a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed after the Gulf oil spill refused Thursday to put his ruling on hold while the government appeals. The Justice Department had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman to delay his ruling until the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans can review it. Feldman rejected that request Thursday. On Tuesday, he struck down the Interior Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moratorium that halted approval of new permits for deepwater projects and suspended drilling on 33 exploratory wells. Feldman concluded the government simply assumed that because one deepwater rig went up in flames, others were dangerous too. The moratorium was imposed after the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20, killing 11 workers. Oil has been gushing from the blownout well ever since. The Justice Department said in court papers that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has instructed all employees not to enforce the moratorium. Rig operators are getting letters that say suspension notices they received have no legal effect right now. But the Justice Department argues that delaying Feldmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling would eliminate the risk of another drilling accident while new safety equipment standards and procedures are considered. Feldman had agreed to hold an emergency hearing by phone Thursday on a motion filed by several oilfield service companies

who say the Obama administration is ignoring his ruling. But the judge informed attorneys only minutes before the call that he would rule without hearing oral arguments. The hearing would not have been open to the public. Separately, a number of environmental groups asked the court to release additional information about Feldmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial interests. The judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial disclosure report for 2008, the most recent available, shows holdings in at least eight petroleum companies or funds that invest in them, including Transocean Ltd., which owned the Deepwater Horizon. The report shows most of his holdings were valued at less than $15,000; it did not provide specific amounts. The environmental groups want to know whether Feldman has a financial interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome of the proceeding. If so, he could be forced to disqualify himself from the case.

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Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iPhone4 flying off shelves By JESSICA MINTZ AP Technology Writer SEATTLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The iPhone 4 has arrived, but for some people the wait continues as Apple sprints to keep up with fierce demand for its latest gadget. From Tokyo to San Francisco, some stores started selling out of Apple Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest iPhone just hours after it went on sale Thursday. Some would-be buyers walked away disappointed; tensions grew at Apple stores that hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run out. In Aventura, Fla., Loren and Veronica McHenry held out hope, even after miscommunications landed them at the back of the line. They were told Wednesday that no one

even people who reserved a phone waited in line for eight hours or more. Outside New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fifth Avenue store, Jasmine Cordova, 25, said that given the hype and advertisements surrounding the launch, â&#x20AC;&#x153;they should make sure to stock enough.â&#x20AC;? It seems even Apple was surprised by the number of people who wanted to snap up the fourth version of the iPhone. More than 600,000 had rushed to pre-order iPhones on the first day they were available, prompting Apple and its exclusive wireless partner in the U.S., AT&T Inc., to stop taking orders for pickup or shipment by Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s launch. On Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, new orders werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t promised for delivery until July 14.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thankfulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; message from Obama aide irked Blag CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rod Blagojevich became bitter when told that he would receive thanks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but nothing else â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from Barack Obama in return for naming a friend of the newly elected president to the Senate, according to an FBI tape played Thursday at the former governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corruption trial. Blagojevichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trial proceeded after Judge James B. Zagel turned down a defense request for a delay following a new Supreme Court decision in a different case limiting the use of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;honest servicesâ&#x20AC;? law â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the basis for some charges against Blagojevich.

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With former Blagojevich chief of staff John Harris on the stand, prosecutors played an FBI tape on which Harris is heard telling the governor that the Obama camp sent word that it would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;thankful and appreciativeâ&#x20AC;? if Valerie Jarrett were appointed to the Senate seat. Jarrett, a Chicago busi-

nesswoman and former aide to Mayor Richard M. Daley, was a longtime Obama family friend and the presidentelect wanted her to have the Senate seat he was leaving. Blagojevich had allegedly sent word through a labor union official that he would appoint Jarrett if Obama agreed to appoint him as secretary of health and

human services. Blagojevich apparently took the words â&#x20AC;&#x153;thankful and appreciativeâ&#x20AC;? as a sign that the Obama camp didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want such a deal. Jarrett later withdrew her name and is now a White House adviser, and Blagojevich named former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to the Senate.


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Jaycees making flags available

Persons interested in having an American flag displayed in front of their business can call the Sevier County Jaycees at 429-0948 by July 1. The flags will be placed again for Independence Day. n

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Farmers market opening Saturday

The grand opening of the Gatlinburg Farmers Market will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Alamo Steakhouse on East Parkway (Highway 321). There will be fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, health and wellness products, coffee, demonstrations from local artists, live music by Boogertown Gap, storytelling, chair massages, prizes and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. For more information visit http://gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com/ or call 6590690. n

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Spaghetti dinner planned for 278th

Members of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment and their families will be honored with a spaghetti dinner and auction at 6:30 p.m. today at American Legion Post 104. All members of the 278th who just returned home from Iraq and their families may eat for free, as well as all children under 6. Others are asked to pay $6.50. Call Ray McPeek at 7761051 if planning to attend. Post Mmmbers are asked to bring a dessert to share and something to be auctioned, with all proceeds going to the Post. n

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Celestin, Smith to give concert

John Celestin on clarinet and Peggy Smith on piano will give a concert at 7 p.m. today at Gatlinburg First United Methodist Church. The first half of the concert will consist of classical music by various composers; the second half will feature traditional jazz. There will be no admission charge, but an offering will be taken to benefit the Vacation Bible School at the church. For more information about the concert, call 277-7086 or 654-4256. n

GATLINBURG

Fireman’s Ball to be Saturday

The Gatlinburg Firefighters Association will hold the Fireman’s Ball from 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Mills Auditorium. The hospitality room opens at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7. There will be dining, dancing and a live band. Tickets are $50; a table of eight can be reserved. Dress is formal attire for guests, although firefighters, law enforcement and EMS personnel are encouraged to wear dress uniforms. For tickets, call the Gatlinburg Fire Department at 436-5112.

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Troy man killed when ATV flips

A West Tennessee man has been killed when he tried to climb a steep creek bank on an all-terrain vehicle. WCMT radio in Martin reported the death Wednesday evening of David Short of Troy. Weakley County Sheriff’s Investigator Marty Plunk said Short and a group of friends were four-wheeling in the Chestnut Glade community in northwestern Weakley County when Short’s ATV turned end over end, crushing him.

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26 alleged Bloods affiliates indicted NASHVILLE (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 26 alleged members and associates of an infamous street gang on various charges, including conspiracies to participate in a racketeering enterprise and to commit murder in aid of racketeering. Jerry Martin, the top federal prosecutor for Middle Tennessee, was joined Thursday by federal, state and local authorities in announcing the indictments. He said 21 of those indicted have been arrested.

“We believe the individuals named in the indictment have been responsible for multiple attempted murder conspiracies and numerous violent crimes in the Nashville area,” Martin said. According to the indictment, the defendants were part of the Bloods, a violent street gang that originated in Los Angeles in the 1970s and ultimately migrated to other cities, including Nashville. From 2006 to this month, the gang members conspired to commit crimes including

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attempted murders and murders, robberies, narcotics trafficking, bribery and extortion, the indictment said. The indictment also alleges that a local nonprofit organization — Galaxy Star Drug Awareness and Gang Prevention Center — was used to conduct gang meetings and provide some gang members with “fraudulent certification” of community service. In February, Bloods gang members met and discussed retaliating against a rival Crips gang for rob-

bing one of their own. “At approximately 4:27 p.m., an individual was assaulted by numerous Bloods gang members. Shortly thereafter, several Bloods gang members ... shot and wounded two known individuals who were sitting in a vehicle” in Nashville, the indictment said. Authorities would only refer to the indictment when pressed by reporters on whether the community should be concerned about such a public facility being used for gang activity.

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Nation/World quote roundup “The true significance of Medvedev’s visit is that it brings us closer to a relationship that doesn’t require Cold War-style summits to sustain itself. The lack of headlines is actually a sign of progress.” — Sam Charap, a Russia analyst at the Center for American Progress on Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visit to the White House

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Brit backing of war effort seems fragile The 300th British soldier was killed in Afghanistan last week, which means that, proportionately, Great Britain is paying a higher price in manpower and money out there. That’s 300 dead in a 10,000-troop commitment compared with the United States’ 1,126 deaths with a commitment of more than 94,000 troops right now. The debate in London — “Why are we in Afghanistan?” — seems more heated over there, but the essentials of the arguments are about the same. The new British prime minister, David Cameron, marked the death of the Royal Marine in a place called Sangin by saying: “It is a moment, I think, for the whole country to reflect on the incredible service and sacrifice and dedication that our armed services give on our behalf. “We are paying a high price for keeping our country safe, for making our world a safer place, and we should keep asking why we are there and how long we must be there. “The truth is that we are there because the Afghans are not yet ready to keep their own country safe and to keep terrorists and terrorist training camps out of their country. That’s why we have to be there. But as soon as they are able to take care of security for their own country, that is when we can leave.” So the Brits are still on board. Cameron and Obama are saying about the same thing these days. The important difference is the new prime minister emphasized that his people should keep asking, “Why? Why? Why?” They are a tough people; it has always seemed to me that their virtues and vices add up to the same things: stubborn, determined, obstinate, pig-headed. I have always been a bit of an Anglophobe, perhaps because I lived in France for years, but I developed a tremendous admiration for them over the last three years, working on a book about the Berlin Blockade and Airlift of 1948-49. The impossible adventure of feeding and maintaining more than 2 million desperate people, enemies but three years before, by air for 11 months was actually a British idea, seized on with American determination and courage by President Truman. When it was over, one-third of the 2.5 million tons of food, fuel, medicine and raw materials that kept West Berlin alive and working was delivered by British planes and pilots, even though they had far fewer resources than we did. More than that, there were times when food rationing in London (which only ended in 1952) was stricter than for West Berliners. This is how rough it has been for Britain in this new, doomed adventure. In Sangin, a poppy-growing town of perhaps 15,000 people in Helmand province, more than 10 percent of all NATO casualties are being suffered by the Royal Army’s 3 Rifles Battle Group — even though that group represents less than 1 percent of NATO strength in the country. In other words, the group is taking 12 times the casualties of all other NATO units. Of the 300 British soldiers killed in Afghanistan, 96 died in Sangin, mostly victims of improvised explosive devices. “Sangingrad” soldiers are calling it, comparing it to the German siege of Stalingrad. Actually, the first time British rifles came to Sangin was in 1878; it was the scene of one of the first battles of what the British call the Second Anglo-Afghan War. They came back this time as early as the summer of 2006 to beseige the town, which has always been a Taliban stronghold. Always determined. Always brave. Always stubborn. But for how long this time? The conservative journal The Economist said this last week: “It is hard to escape the conclusion that the war is now mainly an American show, with the British playing a side role. To British critics of the war, this is the time to start withdrawing British forces. ... The Dutch and Canadians are already preparing to leave, and America itself has promised to start drawing down troops from July 2011.” That seems to mean the British will always stand by us — until or as we leave. — Richard Reeves, a presidential scholar and expert on six presidents, is the author of several books, including profiles of Richard Nixon and John Kennedy. Column distributed by Universal Syndicate.

Editorial

Tell it on the mountain Junior Rangers good example of park programs To experience the magnificence of the Great Smoky Mountains, all one must do is find a spot in the valley that offers an unimpeded view and look to the east. There, rising to a height of 6,593 feet above sea level is Mount LeConte, the highest point in eastern Tennessee, its majesty ever so breathtaking when snow caps its peaks during the late fall, winter and early spring. But there is much more to the Smokies. There are so many natural wonders and ways to enjoy the park — whether it is hiking along the hundreds of trails, the miracle of the fall foliage, seeing the waterfalls, picnicking or just communing with nature. For example, through Aug. 14 the park is offering dozens of free handson activities for children ages 5-12 through its Junior Ranger program. Children can make their own dinner bell in a 19th century blacksmith shop, create a piece of Cherokee pot-

tery or wade in streams to find salamanders. Upon completing the series of activities, children are sworn in as Junior Rangers, receiving a badge and a certificate. There are many more activities assisted by park personnel. They range from lectures and group discussions to watching sunrises and sunsets to demonstrations of everything from blacksmithing to quiliting. A sample: n Wild by Design — A 30-minute talk and hands-on demonstration about the wild things in the park. n Cades Cove Early Bird and Evening hayrides — Join a ranger for two-hour open-air hayride in the Cove. n Heritage Hunt — A ranger gives a one-hour program meant to discover the stories, mysteries and provide insight cemeteries tell about community life in the Cove. n Cades Cove Mill Area Walk — A 30-minute, ranger-led walk through

several of the historic structures. n Mingus Mill Demonstration — Chat with a miller and feel the rumble of this historic grist mill in action. n Mountain Farm Museum, adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, allows people to walk down to the open air museum for a glimpse into the past. n Fishy Facts — What kinds of fish are native to the Appalachian streams? A ranger leads a short walk near the Oconaluftee River. There are many other activities offered for youngsters and adults. They vary in physical difficulty. Some are free, while some have modest fees. It has been said that people often ignore the wonderful things in their home areas that others travel hours and hours and hundreds of miles to see. With the extra mile the national park staff goes to make it user-friendly, it would be a shame to not take advantage.

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Public forum Many of our churches have become entertainment centers

Editor: How saddened God must be when He looks down from heaven and sees what a mess man has made of His beautiful creation. Never before has there been a time when people need to turn to God for guidance. The devil knows his time is limited here; he is doing all he can to plant seeds of doubt and confusion in our churches. Since Satan cannot keep salvation from anyone who believes or wants to believe, he tries to ensure that people will either be too emotionally handicapped to be an effective witness, or too broken to avoid falling into some sort of scandalous sin. Satan’s hope for Christians is that we will either be so ineffective we will have no testimony or we’ll ruin the one we have. I believe we are seeing that today, In many churches there is much quarreling, jealously, outbursts of anger, selfishness,

back-stabbing, gossip and conceit, and when the outside world sees this among churchgoing people, it’s hard to be a witness. When we are saved, we forsake the sinful life for a new way of life. We replace that sinful, hardened heart for a humble, loving, caring heart. When we can become grieved by the ungodly things around us, we will know that Christ is working in us through the Holy Spirit. We do not do insult to repay an insult; neither do we do wrong to repay wrong. The way we treat other people says a lot about who we are. Many people are quick to point a finger at someone else or say God told them to do it; we need to take responsibility for our actions. God is not the author of confusion. The Apostle Paul wrote about difficult times that would come in the last days. Anyone can follow a form of religion, but only those who put faith and trust in Jesus Christ, and not man, will have a daily relationship with Him and truly know that lifechanging spiritual power.

If we have a problem with someone in the church, we had better fix it while we are still able, because if we are lucky enough to get to heaven, I don’t believe God has reserved a “time-out” corner for us to go and pout. There are far too many preachers, deacons and teachers today that need to refresh their memory by reading 1st Timothy, Chapter 3 and see what it says about the qualifications for elders and deacons. Many of our churches have become an entertainment center, and what used to be a place where we could go and worship God in love and peace, has become more like a war zone. I don’t understand why people in churches today can’t get along and love one another. We Christians need to come together in one accord, expressing love for one another, being strong in the Lord. When one door closes, God opens a better one. We need to dwell on God’s promises of hope and victory. Mary E. Patterson Sevierville

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Murphy: baseball numbers becoming more realistic By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer SEVIERVILLE — Atlanta Braves baseball legend Dale Murphy has never been one to shy away from the steroid problem in Major League Baseball, but Thursday afternoon the former two-time MLB League MVP said the game is beginning to get back on the right track, though it still has a ways to go. Nearing the halfway point of the current MLB season, “20 homers is leading the league,” said Murphy, who returned to Smokies Park for the second consecutive year to meet, greet and eat with fans and the media. “So the numbers are starting to become a little more realistic, and that’s a good thing. “Baseball doesn’t need the home run to survive. It’s a great game without it. People appreciate defensive plays, stolen bases, bunts ... it’s all part of the game. It shouldn’t be about sitting around like a softball game on the weekend when everybody is trying to hit home runs.” Murphy eluded to the great St. Louis Cardinals teams he played against throughout his career. Those Redbirds were loaded with speed from top to bottom, including the likes of Vince Coleman, Willie McGee and Ozzie Smith. “They had six or seven guys that stole at least 50 bases a year,” said Murphy. “We used to say that by the time the

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Former Atlanta Braves great Dale Murphy entertained a crowd of fans and media with his stories and perspectives on the game of baseball Thursday afternoon at Smokies Park. National Anthem was finished playing, the Cardinals will have the bases loaded with Pedro Guerrero coming to the plate. I mean, they were

that fast. Back in the ‘80s (and early ‘90s), when one of them hit a ball that should be a double, the thought was to hold them to a triple. If you

bobbled it at all, it would be an inside-the-park home run. “I’m not saying that the league should be at that extreme, but there needs

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to be a balance there. It’s more fun that way, and it’s good for young athletes. Kids who can fly will get drafted now in baseball, kids who thought

they were going to play football because they run a four-something 40. There’s opportunities in baseball, especially if it’s not all about home-run hitters.” Murphy said there have been enough skeletons removed from the MLB closet already, and getting past the “steroid era” is what needs to be done now. “There’s a lot of blame that can be placed around, but I don’t place blame,” said Murphy. “I’m more interested in solving the problem. “We know guys were taking (steroids). So what? Should we go back ... and find out somebody who pitched six games in the Majors took steroids. So what? This is a waste. Let’s figure out what the problem is and address it. Let’s just solve the problem.” Murphy said he supports lifetime bans for steroid use, much like how the game of baseball has banned one of its greatest players — Pete Rose — for gambling. “If they had that for steroids, I guarantee that a lot of guys wouldn’t risk taking them,” said Murphy, who suggests a three-strikes policy for the league. “Now we have 50-game suspensions (for a first offense) and then a 100-game suspension ... it wouldn’t be a bad thing to kick them out of the league after three strikes. “At least that would send a strong message to the league and to young See MURPHY, Page A12

COMMENTARY AND OPINION

Give U.S. soccer a shot this Saturday By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor

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John Isner, left, of the US walks with opponent France’s Nicolas Mahut off the court following their epic men’s singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24.

70-68 in 5th! Isner beats Mahut at Wimbledon American wins longest match in Grand Slam history By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer WIMBLEDON, England — When The Match That Would Not End finally did, at 70-68 in the fifth set, after a record 11 hours, 5 minutes spread over three days, the customary handshake between opponents simply would not suffice. So when John Isner of

the United States won the longest match in tennis history and went to the net to greet Nicolas Mahut of France, who — for lack of a better word — lost Thursday at Wimbledon, Isner pulled Mahut in for a hug. “You know,” Isner told the crowd moments later, “it stinks someone had to lose.” Quite true. There were 980 points overall, and Mahut won more, 502-478. There were 711 points in the fifth set, and Mahut won more, 365-346.

But Isner (IHZ-ner) won the most important point of all: the last one, which happened to be a rather nondescript backhand winner down the line. It allowed Isner to break Mahut’s serve for only the second time all match. That also was the only service break of the seemingly interminable fifth set, ending a run of 168 consecutive holds that began in the second set, all the way back on Tuesday. Essentially, the match lasted as long as it did for two reasons: Neither man could break the other’s

serve, and Wimbledon does not employ a tiebreaker in the fifth set. “Especially once the match got past, you know, 25-all, I wasn’t really thinking,” said Isner, who led the University of Georgia to the 2007 NCAA team tennis championship. “Hitting a serve and trying to hit a forehand winner is the only thing I was doing.” When it did conclude, Isner dropped down to the court, rolled on his See MARATHON MATCH, Page A10

I can remember as kid the taboo connected to four-letter words. Cursing, more commonly referred to as cussin’ where I’m from, was the quickest way for a young thug to gain street credibility with his trashmouthed buddies as well as the quickest way to draw the ire of most parents, mine included. Over the past couple of decades movies and pop culture have unfortunately made cursing a more accepted practice — just listen to the words blaring out of your local neighbor low-rider. But there are still words that can make many folks around here cringe. Over the past few weeks, I’ve found out that soccer is one of those words. For every person I meet who, like me, is enjoying the athleticism and artistry of the World Cup, I meet at least three or four that loath “the beautiful game.” At least they think they hate it. One thing I’ve found to be mostly true over the past few weeks is that “I hate soccer — it’s so boring,” is really synonymous with “I don’t understand soccer, and I don’t care to learn.” I, too, at one point in my life probably would have said the same thing. Once upon a time

I was a kid in a place called Campbell County, about 70 miles away from Sevierville and as far from the center of the soccer universe as philosophically possible. When I was growing up there were zero soccer leagues for kids — none. In fact, the one soccer ball I remember seeing back then was a neon orange one we used for kickball on the fields of Jacksboro Elementary. I do remember in high school a group of my buddies, relocated from Florida, tried to get the administration to let them start a soccer team. If I remember correctly, they were encouraged to go out for football. My first real experience with soccer came in college, watching my fraternity’s team pummel our opponents for two straight intramural championships. Unversed in the rules, I was content to essentially stand on the sidelines and ridicule opponents. But in one game with a comfortable 4-0 lead, I was in playing defense. I quickly had a newfound respect for that “boring” game. Slowly, I started watching some matches, beginning with the ‘98 World Cup. See SOCCER, Page A10


Sports ◆ A9

Friday, June 25, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press

SPORTS BRIEFS

Pigeon Forge T-Ball Champions

Team Elite Basketball Camp coming

Team Elite Basketball Camp will be June 28-30 at Sevierville Middle School from 8am-1pm. The camp is open to both girls and boys ages 8-16. This individual skills camp is fast paced. Camp registration is $60. For more information or to register, contact Jim Moore at 712-5953 or email teamelitebasketball@gmail.com.

Bower Field Summer Bash Tourney

There will be a Summer Bash Baseball Tournament held at Bower Field in Seymour on June 25, 26 and 27, for Rec and AA teams only. The entry fee is $50 for 9U, 10U, 11U and 12U teams. Coach-Pitch teams are free. For more information, call 748-0122 or 573-3016. Leave a message and your call will be returned.

Bower Field fall leagues

The Bower Field fall leagues for youth softball and baseball are taking sign-ups for the season that begins Sept. 7, in Seymour. Age groups for softball are 8, 10, 12 and 14. Age groups for baseball are 8, 10 and 12. There is also T-Ball available for ages 3, 4 and 5. Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 7480122 or 573-3016. Leave a message and your call will be returned.

Free G-P Highlanders football camp

The Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders Football Camp will be held July 12th and 13th on both the game and practice fields at the G-P High School. The camp is open to all rising 3rd through 9th graders and will run from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly. There is no cost for the camp, and the first 60 participants will receive a T-shirt. The camp is designed to teach basic football techniques and skills, and each position will be instructed by the G-P High School football staff. Registration will be from 5 to 6 p.m. on the first night of the camp, Monday, July 12. Early registration is not available. For more information, call the high school Monday through Thursday at 436-5637.

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The 2010 Sidewinder T-Ball team took the Pigeon Forge League T-Ball Championship on May 27 at Pigeon Forge Park. Pictured are (front row, left to right) coach Drew Overbay, Matt Loveday, Alex Ogle, Ben Archer, Grayden Wear, Corbin Overbay, Christian Hoffman, Carson Catlett, head coach Steve Catlett, (back row, left to right) coach Bob Koester, Marshall Ginstead, Tyson McFalls, David Greene, Kent Koester, Riley Franklin, Cooper Takacs, Garrett Hawkins, Conner Catlett and coach Mike McFalls.

Pigeon Forge T-Ball Champions

The Smoky Mountain Panthers finished undefeated for the thirdstraight season in the Sevier County Baseball Association, placing first place in the season and first place in the league tournament for the 2010 10U fast pitch softball season. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Dru Dawson, Macie Adkins, Kaitlyn Strange, Hanna Fennell, Maddi Henry, Lauren Parton, (middle row, left to right) Michelle Wilson, Kaitlyn Mazzoni, manager Amy James, Cassidy Richardson, Brooklyn Potter, Mallory Sutton, (back row, left to right) assistant manager Mark Strange, and assistant manager David Henry.

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 and match playThe 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.

Future Eagles 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.

Smoky Bears football camp ahead

The 2010 Smoky Bears football camp will be July 12-15 at the SCHS practice and game fields. Cost for the camp is $50, but $10 can be saved by registering prior to July 1. The camp is designed to enhance basic skills that are required to succeed in the game of football. Each camper’s position will be trained by some of the SCHS coaches, current college football players and hand-picked varsity players. For more information, call Todd Loveday at 607-9573.

SC summer basketball forming

SEVIERVILLE — The Sevier County High School Basketball Booster Club is hosting a summer basketball league for all incoming 3rd thru 8th grade boys and girls basketball teams. Games will be played at Sevierville Middle School on Saturday, July 10, Saturday July 17 and Saturday, July 24. Each team will be guaranteed 3 games and there is no team entry fee. All proceeds will benefit the Sevier County High School Basketball Program. For more information or to register your team, coaches are invited to contact Allen Newton at 368-9011 or Phil Whaley at 6406415. The entry deadline is Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

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A10 ◆ Sports

The Mountain Press ◆ Friday, June 25, 2010

MARATHON MATCH

on my block heard my cheers, and if they didn’t 3From Page A8 know any better they probably would have In 2002 I went off the thought there was either a Volunteers game going deep end. on somewhere or the Caught up the exciteCincinnati Reds just got ment a co-worker had a game-winning grand for the games, I set my clock for 5 a.m. to catch slam. While I’m not expectthe United State’s opening match with Portugal. ing everyone to like soccer, I do believe Two hours and a 3-2 more people would U.S. upset later, and I appreciate the sport if was hooked. they’d simply give it a I stuck with the team legitimate chance. Be all the way to the quarterfinals, where they lost patient, listen the the commentators and try to eventual runners-up to learn about the game. Germany. Appreciate the strategy, Now, like 2002, I’ve the expert passing and got the fever again. Wednesday morning’s ball control. Wait for the 1-0 win over Algeria was goals to come. Like I’ve said before, probably the most excitit helps to watch soccer ed I’ve ever been about with someone knowlsoccer. edgeable of the game, so Say what you will take a trip to either your about a 1-0 score, I friendly neighborhood was on the edge of my Mexican restaurant or, seat for the game’s if you’re so inclined, an entirety. There were so English-style pub. many opportunities for If you do decide to both teams, from Rafik give the game a chance, Djebbour’s shot off the try Saturday afternoon. crossbar six minutes The U.S. game starts at into the action to the plethora of U.S. opportu- 2:30 p.m. against Ghana, nities that fell short — or and the loser will go missed wide — through- home. Those stakes, not to mention that Ghana out the game. is the last remaining I had just about lost African team playing hope of the U.S. surin a World Cup on that viving pool play when Landon Donovan nailed continent, will make it a huge game on the bigthe game-winner on a rebound in the first min- gest stage. ute of extra time. mpsports@themountainpress.com I would guess that just about everyone

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and kicked his legs in the air. After the players briefly spoke, Mahut sat in his changeover chair, stared blankly ahead, then draped a purple-and-yellow Wimbledon towel over his head. “It’s really painful,” Mahut said. The 23rd seeded Isner’s 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68 victory — yes, that’s 70-68, not 7-6; sure reads like a typo, huh? — was merely a first-round match between two relatively unheralded players. Yet it will be remembered far more distinctly, and discussed far more frequently, than many a Grand Slam final, not because of the stakes, certainly, or the quality of play, necessarily, but because of all the math involved. “The numbers,” Mahut said, “speak for themselves.” To wit: The 183 games and total time, both far beyond the existing records of 112 and 6:33. The 138 games and 8:11 in the fifth set alone, also records. Isner’s 112 aces in the match, and Mahut’s 103, both much higher than the old mark of 78. The combined 490 winners (Isner had more, 246-244) and only 91 unforced errors (Isner had more, 52-39). “We played the greatest match ever, in the greatest place to play tennis,” said Mahut, who is ranked 148th and went through qualifying. “I thought he would make a mistake. I waited for that moment, and it never came.” Instead, Mahut faltered — 46 hours, 39 minutes after the first point was played — and later acknowledged his abdominal muscles were aching Thursday. Both men showed remarkable resilience, even if they moved increasingly slowly. They began at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday, but action was suspended after the fourth set because of darkness. And following 7 hours, 6 minutes of play Wednesday, the match was suspended again at 59-59 in the final set. At some juncture as daylight was turning to dusk Wednesday, Isner said, “I was completely delirious. ... Even though it was dark, and no one could see, I wanted a final verdict, win or lose. I didn’t want to have to sleep on it. But it wasn’t to be.” Indeed, they had to come back Thursday afternoon, when another 20 games — the equivalent of at least two sets — and another 1 hour, 5 minutes, were required to wrap things up at 4:48 p.m. “I’m tired watching this,” kidded three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe, who took it in from a third-row seat. “It’s Herculean what they’re doing. ... I had to come pay my respects.” While Mahut remained mostly straightfaced and silent Thursday, Isner was constantly muttering to himself after missing shots. His coach, Craig Boynton, kept imploring Isner, yelling, “That’s the right stuff, kid!” or “You’ll get your look, kid!” Eventually, Isner did. Coming out of a change-

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John Isner of the US reacts as he defeats France’s Nicolas Mahut, in their epic men’s singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24. over ahead 69-68, he got to 15-all when Mahut pushed a forehand long. On the next point, Mahut hit a poor drop shot that hit the net, then yanked at his hair and grimaced, the score now 15-30. His volley winner made it 30-all, but Mahut would not win another point. Isner smacked a forehand passing winner down the line to earn his fifth match point of the fifth set — he had wasted four such chances Wednesday — and shook his fists, while Mahut rolled his eyes. And then, in a blink, it was over, thanks to Isner’s last backhand. “It was the will to win. Not that I outwilled him; I mean, obviously, he gave it his all,” Isner said. “I just kind of was a little bit more fortunate than he was.” As he basked in the crowd’s standing ovation, Isner made sure to point in Mahut’s direction and applaud, too. There were moments the night before when Isner wasn’t sure he’d be standing at the end. Mom wasn’t so sure, either. “At the end of yesterday, I was worried,” Isner’s mother, Karen, who sat in the stands, said Thursday. “He was kind of stumbling around, and I was kind of worried. My friends had to sort of hold me back, because I was kind of inclined to go on the court and go, ’OK. That’s it. We’re done here.”’ Understandably, both men

were wiped out Wednesday night. Isner “was incoherent” for 20 minutes, according to Boynton. Isner and Mahut tried to recover as best they could, with ice baths and massages, by drinking and eating plenty. Andy Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion who played earlier Wednesday, went out and got an assortment of takeout food for Isner and his coach, including pizzas, chicken and mashed potatoes. The 25-year-old Isner, of Tampa, Fla., was heretofore best known — if known at all — for upsetting fellow American Roddick in the U.S. Open’s third round last year, and never before had won a match at the All England Club. The 28-yearold Mahut’s biggest accomplishment probably was his Wimbledon junior title in 2000; as a pro, he’s only once been to the third round at any Grand Slam tournament. So it was understandable that neither managed more than about three or four hours of sleep Wednesday night, anxious about getting back out there. After all, cozy Court 18 might have only 782 seats, but it had become their big stage. “Not often do I steal the show from a guy like Federer, but I think I did,” Isner said. Roger Federer, who owns a record 16 Grand Slam titles, including six at the All England Club, was among

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Ruling in drug case could clear two Vikes to play MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected the NFL’s request to expedite its handling of the case of Minnesota Vikings Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, which means the defensive tackles may get to play the entire upcoming season. The players are fighting a closely watched legal battle that so far has blocked the NFL from suspending them for four games apiece

for testing positive for a banned diuretic in 2008. The Williamses, who are not related, were in training camp when they took a weight loss supplement called StarCaps, which contained the diuretic bumetanide but did not list it on the label. The NFL bans bumetanide because it can mask the presence of steroids, though it never accused the two players of taking steroids.


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Friday, June 25, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press 2010 NBA DRAFT

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Slovakia ready for more upsets after beating Italy

Point guard is first Wildcat to be selected with NBA’s top pick

By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Wizards selected John Wall with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday as they quickly began rebuilding their backcourt. The SEC player of the year is the first Kentucky player ever chosen first overall. He goes to a Washington team hoping to quickly bounce back after a disastrous season that included Gilbert Arenas’ season-ending suspension for bringing guns into the team locker room. Wall could replace Arenas as the Wizards’ point guard, or perhaps play alongside him in a potential high-scoring backcourt. The pick came shortly after a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the Chicago Bulls had agreed to trade veteran guard Kirk Hinrich and the 17th pick in the draft to the Wizards. Hinrich is a solid veteran defensive guard who could help with Wall’s transition to the NBA. After his name was announced to begin the draft, Wall hugged family members and donned a blue Wizards cap before climbing onto the stage to shake commissioner David Stern’s hand. The Philadelphia 76ers took national player of the year Evan Turner from Ohio State at No. 2. The notoriously tough Philadelphia fans at Madison Square Garden liked the choice, loudly cheering and chanting “Evan Turner! Evan Turner!” Derrick Favors became the second freshman taken in the first three picks when the New Jersey Nets chose the Georgia Tech forward. Patrick Semansky/AP The Minnesota Timberwolves then Kentucky guard John Wall(11) raises his hand during the second grabbed Syracuse forward Wesley Johnson, whom the Nets also had half of an NCAA second-round college basketball game against Wake Forest in New Orleans, Saturday, March 20. Wall was considered. picked first in the NBA Draft by Washington on Thursday.

JOHANNESBURG — Robert Vittek and his Slovakian team were in last place in the group and had to get past defending champion Italy to reach the second round of the World Cup. So calling them long shots was overstating their chances of advancing. Two goals from Vittek stunned the Italians at Ellis Park and helped Slovakia to a 3-2 victory Thursday that turned the soccer world upside down. The Italians were eliminated, finishing last in Group F, and Slovakia — 17 years after splitting from Czechoslovakia — moved to the round of 16 for the first time as an independent country. “We came here as newcomers and outsiders,” Vittek said. “But we have already surprised once and we want to do it again. We really have moved the limits of Slovak football somewhere else. “We couldn’t have dreamed about this ... we showed everybody we are capable of achieving this.” What surprised the players was just how comfortable they were against Italy, a four-time World Cup winner. The only threats from the Azzurri came in the last 15 minutes, by which time Vittek had given the Slovaks a two-goal cushion. Most of the late Italian challenges were repelled by solid defending. Kamil Kopunek added a third for Slovakia after Antonio Di Natale pulled one back for Italy. The Slovaks clung on despite Fabio Quagliarella’s second goal for the holders. “Of course we didn’t expect such domination — maybe I shouldn’t say dom-

ination — but we had the game under our control,” said Vittek. “We played better and we played with our hearts. That decided the match.” Pessimism, though, had been predominant entering the last Group F match. Slovakia had one point after a draw against New Zealand and a loss to Paraguay. Coach Vladimir Weiss had to apologize for directing an expletive-laced outburst at his media critics. “Before the match we were under great pressure,” Weiss acknowledged. “It was not so easy to prepare; in my mind I had many questions about the starting 11.” And Weiss had a simple message for supporters back home: “Enjoy football — let’s celebrate. This is a present to all our fans.” There was no cheery embrace for the media, though. While tensions still simmer — the players largely snubbed reporters despite their elation at conquering Italy — the Slovakian Football Association hopes for unity as the team’s South Africa campaign continues. “I told the Slovak media that it’s time to make a clear line and start again together,” association president Frantisek Laurinec said. “I will push to Mr. Weiss and the players to normalize relations.” Now it’s time to savior the win over Italy, he said. “It’s an extraordinary moment for Slovakian football,” Laurinec said. “It’s something from heaven, it’s like a dream ... we are also ambitious.” Those ambitions extend to strengthening Slovakia’s domestic league — all 23 members of the World Cup squad play away from home.

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kids.” Murphy said the enforcement of a non-steroid policy should also be strong in the Minor Leagues, because as the system currently stands, the risk-reward ratio for players hoping to crack a Big League lineup is nowhere close to where it needs to be. “The incentives (to make the Majors) is huge,” said Murphy. “We’ve got to make the consequences of getting caught as big as the incentives to take steroids. “The consequences should be the ending of your career.” But steroids weren’t the only thing Murphy spent time talking about: ——— Murphy eluded to a possible coaching position with the Atlanta Braves sometime in the future. “I’ve been to spring training the past couple of years,” said Murphy. “And I told the Braves if something comes up, I’m a lot more available. “But I’m not really interested in being a Major League manager, to be honest. But I’m interested in helping. It’s fun to work with young kids. “You never get (the game of baseball) out of your system. I don’t know if I’m a full-time guy, but I’m willing to help out when I can and stay involved.” ——— Why hasn’t Murphy been inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame despite 398 career homers, 1,266 RBIs, five Gold Gloves and a consecutive games played streak of 740 playing center field for Atlanta? The answer: three career postseason games. “I’m only getting 10 percent of the vote, and you need 75 percent,” said Murphy. “I’m a long ways away. “I think the postseason is a chance for players to sort of cement their legacy, and I just played in three games. I think that’s the main thing. I

Dale Murphy understand it, but I do have some people who are very supportive, so we’ll see... maybe one of these days.” ——— What does Murphy miss the most about being in the MLB spotlight? “I think like most occupations, you miss being with the guys you work with,” said Murphy. “Of course, you miss the competition, and you miss the good performances. You don’t miss the bad ones. “But mostly you miss being around the guys in the locker room and making fun of somebody’s hair cut or something. The goofy stuff you do, you know, everybody’s a comedian. “I think mostly that’s because everybody is so nervous, you’re just trying to relax. In that atmosphere, your adrenaline goes crazy being out in front of all those people. That’s something that’s hard to replace, and you never really get it out of your system.” ——— Murphy said he owns stock in Apple and he encouraged people to rush out and buy the new iPhone 4 released by the company on Thursday morning, although he personally won’t be making an upgrade from his old iPhone for awhile. “I invested in Apple, so get a new iPhone so the stock will go up,” joked Murphy. “I don’t have a new one yet, because I’m not eligible for an upgrade until January. I’m living on that retirement money, so I can’t just go out and get a new iPhone.” chitchcock@themountainpress.com

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Portland police say they investigated allegations that former Vice President Al Gore had â&#x20AC;&#x153;unwanted sexual contactâ&#x20AC;? with a massage therapist during an October 2006 visit, but they found insufficient evidence to support the womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claims. Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk said Wednesday an attorney representing the woman contacted police in late 2006. Schrunk said the woman refused to be interviewed by detectives and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the investigation to continue. But the woman contacted police in January 2009 and gave a statement, saying Gore tried to have sex with her during a massage appointment at the upscale downtown Hotel Lucia. Gore reportedly was registered at the hotel as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Stone.â&#x20AC;?

Geologist survives attacks by grizzly

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The first time the bear charged, Robert Miller had just enough time to get out his gun, squeeze off a shot and play dead before the grizzly attacked. The first attack lasted 10 or 15 seconds and the bear wandered off, but not far enough. Miller was trying to stand up when the bear attacked, again. The 54-year-old geologist got two more shots off, then turned back onto his stomach and played dead again, as the bear chewed on.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Angry womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; detain store peeper

CHURCH HILL, Tenn. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Police say 10 â&#x20AC;&#x153;angry womenâ&#x20AC;? detained an accused changing room peeper at a thrift store in East Tennessee until officers arrived. Twenty-year-old Bradley J. Wallen of Rogersville has been charged with two misdemeanors, observation without consent and photographing in violation of privacy. Church Hill police chief Mark Johnson said that a small hole between the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changing rooms at the Flashbacks and Reruns thrift store was allegedly discovered by a woman who dropped something on the floor. Johnson said â&#x20AC;&#x153;10 angry womenâ&#x20AC;? prevented Wallen from leaving by blocking a rear door.

Lohan ordered to answer questions

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lindsay Lohan will have to answer more questions about a 2007 car chase that landed her in jail, including inquiries about drug use at the time, a judge ruled Thursday. Lohanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answers will be used in a civil lawsuit filed against the actress by a woman who claims she suffered emotional distress after the incident, which prompted a criminal case that still haunts the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mean Girlsâ&#x20AC;? star. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard A. Stone ordered Lohan to sit for a two-hour deposition next month.

Attacks in Iraq kill at least 10

BAGHDAD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A spate of attacks targeting Iraqi security forces and their allies killed at least 10 people on Thursday, half in suicide bombings in the northern city of Mosul, officials said. The ability of insurgents to strike against Iraqi police and soldiers has raised worries about their competence as Iraq takes over its own security ahead of the planned U.S. withdrawal of combat troops by the end of August.

By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A great wooden steamship that sank more than a century ago in a violent Lake Michigan storm has been found off the Milwaukeearea shoreline, and divers say the intact vessel appears to have been perfectly preserved by the cold fresh waters. Finding the 300-footlong L.R. Doty was important because it was the largest wooden ship that remained unaccounted for, said Brendon Baillod, the president of the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the biggest one Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been involved with,â&#x20AC;? said Baillod, who has taken part in about a dozen such finds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really exhilarating.â&#x20AC;? The Doty was carrying a cargo of corn from South Chicago to Ontario, Canada in October 1898 when it sailed into a terrible storm, Baillod said. Along with snow and sleet, there were heavy winds that whipped up waves of up to 30 feet. The Doty should have been able to handle the weather. The ship was only five years old, and the 300foot wooden behemothâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hull was reinforced with

steel arches. But it was towing a small schooner, the Olive Jeanette, which began to founder in the storm after the tow line apparently snapped, Baillod said. The Doty probably sank when it came to the schoonerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aid. All 17 of its crew members died, along with the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cats, Dewey and Watson. As a maritime historian Baillod spent more than 20 years researching the shipwreck. He knew that swaths of debris had washed up afterward in Kenosha, about 40 miles south of Milwaukee. But he

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; President Barack Obama declared Thursday that he and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have â&#x20AC;&#x153;succeeded in resettingâ&#x20AC;? the relationship between the former Cold War adversaries that had dipped to a dangerous low in recent years. Obama directly acknowledged differences in some areas, such as Moscowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tensions with neighboring Georgia, but said â&#x20AC;&#x153;we addressed those differences candidly.â&#x20AC;? And he announced that the U.S. and Russia had agreed to expand cooperation on intelligence and the counterterror fight and worked on strengthening economic ties between the

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Obama promised that the U.S. will â&#x20AC;&#x153;not miss a beatâ&#x20AC;? because of the change in military command that he ordered on Wednesday. Obama accepted Gen. Stanley McChrystalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resignation and replaced him with his direct boss, Gen. David Petraeus. Petraeus â&#x20AC;&#x153;understands the strategy because he helped shape it,â&#x20AC;? Obama said. Medvedev seemed reluctant to wade into the topic, recalling the ultimately disastrous Soviet

invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try not to give pieces of advice that cannot be fulfilled,â&#x20AC;? Medvedev said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a very hard topic, a very difficult one.â&#x20AC;? Yet he said that Russia supports the U.S. effort if it can result in Afghanistan emerging from extreme poverty and dysfunction to have â&#x20AC;&#x153;an effective state and a modern economy.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the path to guarantee that the gravest scenarios of the last time will not repeat,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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found news accounts that it had last been seen closer to Milwaukee, near Oak Creek. Meanwhile, a Milwaukee fisherman in 1991 reported snagging his nets on an obstruction about 300 feet under water. The observation was largely forgotten for decades until diving technology improved enough to enable exploration at that depth. A number of explorers did some preliminary scouting on the lakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surface in recent months, using deepsea technology to find a massive submerged object.

Presidents say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;resetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; U.S.-Russia relations

Australia gets its 1st female PM

SYDNEY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Julia Gillard had long been tipped as Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first woman prime minister, but the way it finally happened has shocked almost everyone. Only last month she said she was more likely to become a football star than replace her boss. But in a brutally efficient move driven by bad opinion polls and the approach of a general election, the Labor party dumped Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for his 48-year-old deputy. On Thursday Gillard was sworn in.

Associated Press

This photo provided by Great Lakes Shipwreck Research shows the gangway under the boiler house of the wooden steamship L.R. Doty found off the Milwaukee, Wis., shoreline. All 17 crew members died in the mishap.

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The Mountain Press ◆ Friday, June 25, 2010

The ‘Energizer general’ soon back running a war ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — Army Gen. David Petraeus has already turned around a struggling U.S. war once. President Barack Obama is betting he can do it again. The professorial four-star general with an outsized reputation hasn’t been chosen as Afghanistan war commander to bring a bold new strategy to the effort. Instead, he is seen as the officer best able to make the current strategy work — and to end the squabbling between diplomats and military leaders that broke into the open and consumed Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s career. If McChrystal’s staff resembled a locker roomstyle boy’s club, Petraeus, a Princeton Ph.D., is known for running his team more like a graduate seminar. But he can set a ferocious pace. “He is the Energizer general,” says retired U.S. Army Col. Peter Mansoor, who was Petraeus’ executive officer in Iraq in 2007 and 2008. “But what he’ll need is someone on his staff to make him pace himself. That was my job.” Mansoor said: “His natural instinct is to run himself into the ground.” Petraeus, 57, rises early for long runs, outgunning officers half his age, and responds to e-mails in the middle of the night. The intensity has sometimes shown. Petraeus briefly collapsed during Senate testimony last week, apparently from dehydration. He is seen as ablest to pick up the counterinsurgency battle plan exactly where McChrystal is leaving off. Petraeus was McChrystal’s boss as head of U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., where he was already keeping tabs on the campaign, with frequent visits to Afghanistan, neighboring Pakistan and Washington. “He’s already completely up to date on the intelligence, knows the political and military actors, and understands the region,” says John Nagl, president of the Center for the New American Security. “He’ll have the support of the troops,” says Mansoor. “He can just roll up his sleeves and get right to work.” Over the past two years at Central Command, Petraeus has fostered what’s been described as a good working relationship with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. He knows Afghanistan’s U.S. ambassador, former Gen. Karl Eikenberry, from their years together in the army. Also important, Petraeus has established a solid relationship with the White House as one who took part in strategy reviews of Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran policies, says Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution. “He and the president know each other pretty well right now,” he said, a personal relationship that was notably lacking between Obama and McChrystal. The Afghanistan job is technically a demotion from Petraeus’ current post, where he oversees U.S. military involvement across the Middle East, including Iraq and Iran, as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan and several Central Asian nations. Yet no one who has worked with him thinks that’s how he’ll see it. “He’s getting another opportunity to step into a war at a critical inflection point,” said Nagl, a retired Army officer who worked for Petraeus in drafting the Army’s counterinsurgency manual. “So this is by no means a step down.” Response to his nomination on Capitol Hill has been widely positive, and he is expected to be confirmed quickly by the

Associated Press

President Barack Obama stands with Gen. David Petraeus and Vice President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Senate. Rep. Ike Skelton, a Missouri Democrat, said Petraeus’ willingness to step back as a war commander shows “the measure of a man.” “He knows we have to be successful there,” Skelton

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Mountain Life ■ The Mountain Press ■ B Section ■ Friday, June 25, 2010

A rt s & E n tertai n m e n t

Competing to be the

Biggest Loser

Editor’s Note: The Arts/Entertainment calendar is printed as space permits. Events within a two-hour drive will be considered. To place an item phone (865) 428-0748, ext. 215, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913. n

Local Entertainment

Up

8:30 p.m. today at Tin Roof Cafe’s movie on the back lawn; free, bring blanket or lawn chair

John Celestin, Peggy Smith

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

Tanya Tucker

8 p.m. July 2 at Country Tonite; tickets $35, 453-2003, www.firstclassconcerts.com

Styx, Kansas

7 p.m. Sept. 3 at Smokies Stadium; tickets $42.50, (865) 656-4444, www. concertsinthesmokies.com

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Regional Entertainment

Hokum’s Heroes

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

Emmylou Harris

8 p.m. Saturday, Jubilee! fundraiser at Bijou Theatre; tickets $58.50, $75, $251.50 VIP ticket packages, (865) 6564444, www.knoxbijou.com

Adam Lambert

8 p.m. July 6 at Tennessee Theatre; tickets $39.50, (865) 656-4444, www. tennesseetheatre.com

Chris Tomlin

7 p.m. July 8 at Knoxville Coliseum with Toby Mac; tickets $27.50, $32.50, (865) 215-8999, www.knoxvillecoliseum. com

Weird Al Yankovic

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

Hinder

8 p.m. Aug. 21 at Bijou Theatre with My Darkest Days and Bad City; tickets $24.50, (865) 656-4444, www.knoxbijou.com

The Black Crowes

8 p.m. Sept. 15 at Tennessee Theatre; tickets $42, $59.50, (865) 656-4444, www.tennesseetheatre.com

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Sevier County Fair

Sept. 6-11, Sevier County Fairgrounds, 453-0770

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Regional Festivals/Events

Bijou Jubilee! 2010

11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Bijou Theatre; $25 day passes (includes oneyear membership to Friends of Bijou) or free, $5, $10 individual event tickets, (865) 684-1200 ext. 2, www.knoxbijou. com

Hard Knox Blues Bash

8 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Old City Courtyard, 106 South Central St. Knoxville (Southband Bar & Grill in case of rain); tickets $5 adult, $2 ages 13-17, free 12 and under

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Artists-in-Residence Collection

Through July 10 at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Loggia Gallery; 4365860,, www.arrowmont.org

Instructor Exhibition

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

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Art Market Gallery

Through Sunday at Art Market Gallery of Knoxville, featuring clay work by Gray Bearden and painting by Suzanne Jack and work of new members; (865) 5255265, www.artmarketgallery.net

A Celebration of Color

July 2-30 at the Emporium Center, downtown Knoxville, featuring paintings by Larry S. Cole; (865) 523-7543, www. knoxalliance.com

And the winner is…

Flynn keeps slim lead to win contest

Editor’s Note: This is the last in a three-part series that follows the efforts of participants in a “Biggest Loser” type weight loss contest. By GAIL CRUTCHFIELD Community Editor After 16 weeks and the shedding of almost 500 pounds, a winner was declared in the first “Biggest Loser” type weight loss contest held by a local business. Kevin Flynn of Sevier County Utility District was declared the Biggest Loser, but only by a slim margin; fellow competitor and co-worker Nikki Hurst finished second. Flynn lost about 37 pounds, or 15.82 percent of his starting weight, while Hurst pared 27 pounds from her frame, or 15.55 percent. Flynn was the one to beat from early in the competition and was in the lead at the halfway point. Hurst, however, was close on his heels by the end of the competition after she recovered from a broken foot. Both Flynn and Hurst joined the competition to improve their health. “I wanted to lose some weight and be healthy for the summer,” Hurst said. Her initial goal was to lose 15 pounds. “Then I thought, well maybe I’ll lose a little bit more, and then it got to be competitive,” she said. A member of her high school’s color guard and cheerleading squads, Hurst didn’t play team sports, but said she’s always had something of a competitive streak. “Anything I’d do for fun with my friends, I always wanted to win,” she said. Her competitive spirit really kicked in after she recovered from an injury. “The first six to eight weeks (of the competition) I had a broken foot,” she said. So she watched what she ate at first and then began walking after the boot came off. She would walk 30 minutes with co-worker Sandy Lane during their lunch break and another 30 minutes on a treadmill. Flynn’s exercise of choice was running every morning, picking up an exercise schedule he left behind from his days as a high school quarterback. That’s not to say they didn’t indulge in junk food every now and then, something their co-workers noticed. “They really gave us a hard time,” Hurst said of one indulgence during Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, when she and Flynn worked the SCUD booth. “They had deep fried Oreos,” Hurst said of one of the vendors. Flynn purchased a basket for them to share, each eating two. “But I wouldn’t eat mine until he ate his,” Hurst said, her competitive spirit still alive and well. “He still beat me, though.” “Another week and you would have had me,” Flynn told her. Hurst lost 5.4 pounds the last week of the competition. Flynn lost some weight too. “If I hadn’t lost (weight) you would

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Nikki Hurst, left, and Kevin Flynn weighed in as the first- and secondplace winners in a “Biggest Loser” type competition, with Flynn edging out Hurst by less than a half a percent. have won,” he told her. “I never thought I had a chance to beat Kevin,” Hurst said. “I just wanted to beat the girls.” When she recorded a substantial weight loss at that last weigh-in, she thought she might have a chance. She even took the extra step of not eating lunch before the 3 p.m. weigh-in. But Flynn stilled edged her out by 4.6 ounces. Flynn took that weigh-in day off to take his son to Morristown for baseball tryouts at Walters State. “I had to rush back to get to the weigh-in,” Flynn said. “Too bad he wasn’t stuck in traffic,” Hurst joked. Since the contest concluded, both Flynn and Hurst said they are still exercising and watching what they eat,

although they may indulge a bit more than before. They’re not going to compete in the next round of competitions, which Luke Michaluk of Healthy Balance has started up after the success of the first. There is no charge to enter the competition, nor is there a commitment to purchase Healthy Balance meals. For more information on the competition, contact Michaluk at 286-5394. Other big “losers” in the contest include Amber Adams at TVA Credit Union, who lost 10.77 percent of her body weight; Tammy McGaha at The Mountain Press, 11.4 percent; and Penny Donnell at Dr. Steven Morton’s office, 8.04 percent. In all, Michaluk said 493.6 pounds were lost among all the participants. n gcrutchfield@themountainpress.com


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Et Cetera Showing at Reel Theatresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Movies on the Parkway in Sevierville. For show times, call 453-9055. *Grown Ups (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James. The death of their childhood basketball coach leads to a reunion for some old friends, who gather at the site of a championship celebration from years ago. *Knight & Day (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. A wholesome, Midwestern woman accidentally gets involved with an international super spy and is forced to flee the country with him while he protects a dangerous new piece of technology. Toy Story 3 (2D) (G) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars the voice talents of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. Woody, Buzz and the rest of their toy-box friends are donated to a day-care after their owner, Andy, departs for college. Jonah Hex (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Josh Brolin and Megan Fox. Scarred bounty hunter Jonah Hex is charged with tracking and hunting down his oldest enemy who is preparing to unleash Hell. The Karate Kid (PG) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. The A-Team (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper. A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed. Killers (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Katherine Heigle and Ashton Kutcher. A young woman who has been unlucky in love meets the man of her dreams only to find out three years later he is a hit man with a price on his (and her) head. *Indicates new releases this week

Spotlight Calendar

To add or update items to the weekly entertainment calendar, call 428-0748, ext. 205, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com.

LOCAL THEATERS

n American Oldies Theater: 543-0833 n Black Bear Jamboree: 908-7469 n Blackwoods Breakfast Show: 908-7469 n Comedy Barn: 428-5222 n Country Tonite Theatre: 453-2003 n Dixie Stampede: 4534400 n Elvis Museum TCB Theater, featuring Matt Cordell: 428-2001 n Grand Majestic Theater: 774-7777 n Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 908-1050 n Magic Beyond Belief: 428-5600 n Memories Theater: 4287852 n Miracle Theater (The Miracle and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor

Dreamcoat): 428-7469 n Smith Family Theater: 429-8100 n Smoky Mountain Theater: 774-5400 n Smoky Mountain Palace Theatre: 429-1601 n Soul of Shaolin: 4538888 n Sweet Fanny Adams Theater: 436-4039 n Tennessee Shindig (formerly Fiddlersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Feast): 908-3327 n WonderWorks â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hoot Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hollerâ&#x20AC;? Show: 868-1800

Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Junction

Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Junction, 10237 Chapman Highway, Seymour: Country Tradition, 7-10 p.m. Friday; live music, 7-10 p.m. Saturday

Appalachian Music

Jerry and Joan Paul perform Appalachian music most afternoons in Gatlinburg at Alewine Pottery in Glades. 774-6999

Blue Moose Burgers and Wings Located on the Parkway behind Bullfish Grill and Johnny Carinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Live music, 7-10 p.m. Fridays. 286-0364

Cowboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ

Located on Hwy. 321 across from Cosby High School; New Rain performs 6 p.m. every Friday

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

Guarinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant

Located across from Food City in Gatlinburg; New Rain 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Michael Hicks 6-10 p.m. every Friday

New Orleans on the River

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

Ripleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aquarium

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

The Ship Pub

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

Skiddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place

Skiddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place on Birds Creek Road in Gatlinburg; Karaoke, Tuesday and Thursday nights; Locals Night, 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; various performers on weekends. 4364192

Smoky Mountain Brewery

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

Smokyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Pub & Grub

1151 Parkway (Light #10) Gatlinburg: Weekly live entertainment and karaoke. 436-4220

Sunset Grille

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

Gatlinburg to kick off July 4 celebrations Submitted Report GATLINBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The first Independence Day parade in the nation marks its 35th year on July 4. Gatlinburg kicks off Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebration with the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first parade, which leads off at 12:01 a.m. Featuring a special tribute to military personnel, participants in the parade are being encouraged to display how many years they have been in business or organized. Featured as one of the grand marshals will be Ripleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Entertainment, which is celebrating 40 years in Gatlinburg. Ripleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aquarium of the Smokies marks its 10th year. The Riverside, Iowa Community Club will have a parade-sized â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star Trekâ&#x20AC;? starship, the USS Riverside, in the parade. Riverside is the official future birthplace of Capt. James T. Kirk. Members of the Riverside Community Club will blog their experience at www.trekfest.com. Also featured in the parade will be the 129th U.S. Army Band, and members of each branch of the service, plus vintage military vehicles. Over 100 units will make their way through Gatlinburg. Spectators will start placing folding chairs along the route as early as 7 a.m. July 3. In addition to the parade, the 129th Army Marching Band, Boyertown (Penn.) Alumni Marching Unit, the Nashville Suzuki Strings and Knoxville Pipe & Drum will also perform in free weekend concerts downtown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will be one of the most patriotic and colorful midnight parades that the City of Gatlinburg has ever produced,â&#x20AC;? said Special Events Manager George Hawkins, who organized the first one in 1976. Gatlinburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s River Raft Regatta takes place at noon on July 4 beginning on River Road and ending at the aquarium bridge. This unmanned river raft race is open to anything floatable except balls and plastic eggs. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the race beginning at noon. Prizes will be awarded. An hour after sundown, the fireworks show starts, which will be visible all along the Parkway and adjacent downtown areas starting about 10 p.m. For more informa-

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Fourth of July Midnight Parade, the 35th annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Independence Day parade in the nation,â&#x20AC;? is hosted by the city of Gatlinburg. Pictured is the U.S. Army float from a previous parade.

tion call 800-568-4748 or visit www.gatlinburg. com. July 3 activities n 1 p.m.: Nite Fire of the 129th Army Band (Rock Group) at aquarium plaza. n Midnight: Parade July 4 n 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: River Raft Regatta, Pigeon River between Christ In the Smokies and Submitted Ripleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aquarium The family of Wilma Bell Proffitt â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the n 1 p.m.: Direct Hit at Patriotic Proffitts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is aboard this July 4 midaquarium plaza night parade float. n 4 p.m.: Nashville Suzuki Strings at Gatlinburg Inn n 4 p.m.: Boyertown LOCATION: 118 Bruce Street, Sevierville Alumni Marching Unit Approximately 1,800 square feet at aquarium plaza Up to 1 year rent assistance for approved tenant n 8 p.m.: Nashville 3 year commitment requested Suzuki Strings at aquariTO APPLY um plaza Please Submit Business Plan and Financial Proforma n 8:30: 129th Army Concert Band at aquariTO: BRUCE STREET PROPERTIES um plaza Attn. Property Manager *OY3TREETs3EVIERVILLE 4. n 10: Fireworks show

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Friday, June 25, 2010 â&#x2014;&#x2020; The Mountain Press

Several vital elements lead to individual and group success Continuing to recognize June as Effective Communication Month, I share the story about a business woman named Donsa who received a promotion and her boss phoned the bakery to order a cake to celebrate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two questions,â&#x20AC;? said the baker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is Donsa a man or a woman? And what do you want the cake to say?â&#x20AC;? The boss replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The cake should simply read, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Congratulations.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; After a pause, the boss added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, and Donsaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a woman.â&#x20AC;? The next day, the office celebrated the promotion with a cake inscribed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Congratulations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donsaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a woman.â&#x20AC;? Mentioning celebration cakes causes me to think about cake candles â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which leads me to think about a short verse by Helen Steiner Rice (1900-1981). Known as Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspirational poet laureate, she wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t light a candle to show others the way, without feeling the warmth of that bright, little ray.â&#x20AC;? And one of the best means of lighting a candle in business, sports, family or any type of group is to do what you can to help yourself and others work together to grow individually and to accomplish the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission. In a business group, for example, whether you are a frontline worker, supervisor, manager or president, it is important to know that individual growth and group accomplishment can be attained when team members combine efforts to create an atmosphere that promotes several vital elements. One of the elements is that everyone in the organization has a great understanding of what his or her duties are and exactly what is expected of him or her. A closely-related element to this is to make sure members have the talent, ability, tools and training needed in order to accomplish the expectations. If the right people have been recruited into the group and if the tools and training are provided, then people will continually find an opportunity to excel in what they are capable of doing. When this happens, you will find that members are commended by leaders and co-workers for their achievements and their continued progress, which in turn can help every individual in the organization and, therefore, help the organization. Such an atmosphere increases how much

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people in the organization encourage one another. As encouragement among group members grows, members show more personal concern for one another. Group members will also see an increase in how others want to support them and help them improve in their tasks. As with sports teams, for example, I have found that as these described elements multiply, more people with whom you work pay more attention to doing the best jobs they can possibly do. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a football player once told me, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I find that the harder I go the harder the guys around me go.â&#x20AC;? As all these elements come together, team members continue to buy into the organization more. Members feel the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission has elevated meaning and value, and their excitement to be a part of the organization and working toward the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission increases. Members increasingly discuss their development and the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development with one another. They look at how people have had a chance over the past weeks and months to gain new skills and improve overall performance. I have just described about a dozen elements that lead a sports team to win a championship â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and lead a business organization or any group to achieve excellence. Š 2010 by Carl Mays, speaker and author whose mentoring site, www. MyMerlin.net, is based on his book and program, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Strategy For Winning.â&#x20AC;? E-mail to carlmays@carlmays.com, call 436-7478 or visit www.carlmays.com.

Emma Ruth Catlett, left, chairwoman of Scholarship Committee; Jamie Maples; and Carol Buss, member of Scholarship Committee. Maples was recently awarded The Sam and Myrtle Bible Scholarship from the Northview/ Kodak Optimist Club.

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Emma Ruth Catlett, left; Landon McCallister; and Carol Buss. McCallister was recently awarded a college scholarship from Northview/ Kodak Optimist Club.

Emma Ruth Catlett, left, chairwoman of the Scholarship Committee; Zachery A. Carlson; and Carol Buss, member of Scholarship Committee. Carlson was awarded a college scholarship from the Northview/Kodak Optimist Club. Not pictured: scholarship winner Kelsey Blankenship.

Optimist Club presents scholarships The Northview/Kodak Optimist Club recently awarded five college scholarships to students living in the Kodak/ Northview area. Carol Buss, member of the Scholarship Committee, presented the checks after Emma Ruth Catlett introduced each student. The winners include Landon McCallister, son of Regina

and Dennis McCallister; Mary Trentham, daughter of Monica and Charles Trentham; Jamie Maples, daughter of Michele and LeRoy Maples; Zachery Carlson, son of Nanette Scruggs; and Kelsey Blankenship, daughter of Janet and Douglas Blankenship. Each winner has enrolled in classes for the fall semester in various colleges in the area.

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The Mountain Press ◆ Friday, June 25, 2010

Gradys recall visit on submarine

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Capt. McDonald and Alice Grady aboard the Naval sub.

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The USS L. Mendel Rivers Nuclear Submarine in which Don and Alice Grady took a 14-hour voyage in 1996.

USS L. Mendel Rivers Capt. McDonald with Don Grady Sr. and Don Grady Jr.

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Don Grady Jr. at the periscope of the nyclear submarine. tion, such as observing torpedo tube operations, demonstrating use of shipboard damage control equipment, standing watch as OOD on the bridge and as sonar operator, and operating the ship’s periscope. We both “qualified” as an honorary submariner, and some of the crew joked that they wished it were that easy for them to earn their Dolphins.

Some highlights of the trip were seeing our son navigate the sub and sitting at the captain’s table in the Officers’ Mess. We were impressed and pleased that Capt. McDonald gave thanks to God before the meal. Another highlight for Don was actually being allowed to take the boat 600 feet under the ocean and bring it back to 300

responsibilities and what dangers they face. After about two hours being submerged under the ocean, we resurfaced for the six-hour trip back to port.

feet. In the torpedo room, Don fired a “water slug”: 400 pounds of water forced through the torpedo tube which simulates the firing of an actual torpedo. We were told that the Navy Seals sleep in the torpedo room. One of the goals of this “family cruise” was to gain knowledge of the purpose and role of today’s submarine force. As a result, we got a small idea of what these men experience when they are gone for up to six months at sea, what very small sleeping quarters they have, their great

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This was an incredible and unforgettable experience, and we thank God for these highly skilled and dedicated men who are defending our nation on and under the sea.

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By DON and ALICE GRADY In light of Editor Stan Voit’s column on June 13, about Stan Mize and the Smoky Mountain Submarine Vets, we thought readers of The Mountain Press might be interested in a submarine voyage taken by us about 14 years ago. Our son, Donald E. Grady Jr., is a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and, after graduation, he prepared for submarine service. He served on the USS Portsmouth (SSN 707) and the USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN 686) until his retirement from active duty in 1999. He then went into the Naval Reserves. He was called up in September 2006, and sent in early 2007 to the American Embassy in Yemen under the auspices of the U.S. State Department. Our visit with him in Sana’a, Yemen, was the subject of an article in The Mountain Press on Jan. 29. In August 1996, we had the fascinating experience of taking a 14-hour trip on the USS L. Mendel Rivers Nuclear Submarine. We arrived at the dock in Norfolk, Va., a little before 5 a.m. when our son reported for duty. At 6 a.m., family members and friends of the crew boarded the sub, and in a few minutes we were on our way into the Atlantic Ocean. We had to travel for six hours on the surface before the water was deep enough to submerge. In talking with our son, we mentioned that probably very few civilians ever get under way on a sub, and he said that very few Navy people get to ride on one. Each of the civilians that day was given a check-off list to qualify in various areas of submarine opera-


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Friday, June 25, 2010 â&#x2014;&#x2020; The Mountain Press

R e a l E s t a t e Tr a n s f e r s District 2 Murray and Pamela Ragan to Alva and Lori Grimm for $165,000 for lot 10, Brent Hills Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. and Soundview Home Loan Trust to Dorothy Joyner and Vanessa Johnson for $60,000 for 1.5840 acres in district 2.

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District 4 Alex and Vivian Szorad to Mark and Mary Tassell for $155,000 for lot 5, Tiffany Ridge Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Chicago Title Insurance Co. and ServiceLink to Charles and Teresa Harris for $23,600 for lot 21, Monte Vista Estates Lynn and Ann Pitts to Dale Koder for $235,000 for lot 2, Cedarwood Acres Douglas and Pamela Butler to James Beeson and Bruce Retel for $129,900 for lot 35, Hidden Springs Resort Raymond and Dorothy Allen to Gregory and Angela Hopper for $125,000 for lot A, Eastgate Kari and Homer Hicks, Ronald, Sandra K. and Sondra Robinson to Mistry 21 Investments LLC for $160,000 for lot 4, Laughing Pines Ussery Development LLC to Weizhong Wang and Wei Gu for $363,000 for lot 4013, Starr Crest Resort Two Jack Parton to Amanda and Matthew Gibson for $139,900 for lot 110, unit 3, Murphy Farm

District 5 Jean Bonnot and James L. Bonnot Jr. deceased, to Joe and Sarah Miller for $189,500 for lot 7, Valley View Addition Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association, and Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC to Dennis and Jymie Woods for $303,000 for lot 43, Foxwood Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association, Wilson & Associates PLLC to Billy ad Gloria Jones for $98,000 for lot 107, phase IV, Hidden Mountain East Sheri Russell to David and Pamela Bearden for $95,931.31 for 2.99 acres, Mountain Spring Way Danny and Cecil Ward, Sharon Cunningham and Jayetta Montgomery to Frank Ziepiela for $107,000 for lot 98, Mount Conley Delight Danny Ward Estate, Cecil Ward, Sharon Cunningham and Jayetta Montgomery to Frank Ziepiela for $60,000 for lots 97 and 99, Mount Conley Delight Juan and Miriam Garcia to Bent Johansen for $195,000 for lot 2, phase 1, Gray Wolf property Don and Patricia Gibson to Kathy Valentine and Kimberly McCarter for $160,000 for lots 3 and 4, Don Gibson property

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David Stanfill, Willamae Stanfill and Stanfill Family Trust to Bennie and Lucinda Greer for $90,000, for lot 83, Montgomery Woods A. Floyd and Malinda Scott to Louis Carr Jr., Susan B, Carr, Barnett J. Carr and

MCC TN LLC, Harold and Pat Allen to Bank of New York Mellon Co., Trustee, RASC for $60,884.94 for 0.401 acres, Locust Ridge Road Jeff and Cindy Martin to Deward and Karen Melton

for $130,000 for lot 27, Smokey Ridge II Bernard and Rita Polzin to Jerry and Jean Cannon for $307,000 for lot 14, Laurel Branch Frank Stuart Jr. to Brent and Joy Steffen for $199,000 for unit X and Unit 24, Summit View Condominium Shellie Wallace, Julia and Jonathan Graham to Homesales Inc. for $117,783.80 for unit T and Unit 20, Summit View Condominium

District 14 Joe and Mary Anna Jones to Charles and Dorothy Allen, Richard Allen and Robin Bazer for $150,000 for lot 8, Valley View Farms

District 16 Brock & Scott PLLC, Tina and Gerald Metzger to Branch Banking and Trust Co. for $35,703.32 for lot 115R, unit 4, phase I,

Homestead in Wears Valley Brock & Scott PLLC, Sal and Tammy Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Allura to Branch Banking and Trust Co. for $32,000 for lot 65, unit 3, Homestead in Wears Valley Highlands Union Bank to Thomas and Carol Welch for $180,000 for lot 24R, Laurel Creek David Flitcroft and Sheila Seals to Enrichment Federal Credit Union for $16,139.93 for lot 18, Laurel Creek Richard and Carol Hayden to Daniel and Karen Paulin for $495,000 for lot 146, unit 6, phase I, Homestead in Wears Valley Jeff and Sandra Wood to Daniel Zandt and Daniel Van Zandt for $160,000 for lot 64, phase III, Laughing Pines Shellie Wallace, Ronald and Suzanne Graham to U.S. Bank Trustee and Bear Stearns for $94,000 for lot 8, Shagbark Justin Willess to Bernardo and Vivian Del Riesgo for $178,000 for lot 60, Phase 7, Bear Creek Crossing

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The Mountain Press ◆ Friday, June 25, 2010 Close to Home

Advice

Be advocate for teenagers ridiculed for their size

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Baby Blues

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Dear Annie: My widowed uncle has two sons, ages 11 and 13. My uncle is as skinny as a rail, but the boys are quite fat. They eat healthy food — my uncle is a great cook — but their portions are large, and their father makes no effort to control how much goes into their mouths. When we were with the extended family over the holidays, there were nonstop comments about the boys’ weight, none of which was constructive and all of which included ridicule. Yet, these same relatives filled the boys’ Christmas stockings with chocolate and candy and fed them a huge meal with all the fat-laden trimmings, plus desserts. The boys were encouraged to serve themselves as much as they wanted. Later, when they grabbed a snack, they were asked, “You’re eating again?” Not once did anyone say “no candy before lunch,” yet I heard plenty of comments like “you’re well-marbled.” This really bothered me, as I’m sure it affects the boys’ selfesteem. It happened again when we were together for Mother’s Day. I don’t feel it is my place to comment on how the boys are raised, but I can’t handle another family event like this. I feel terrible for those kids. I love my family, Annie, but they are clueless and unsympathetic. — Don’t Make Fun of Fat Children Dear Don’t: It’s possible some of the weight will drop off as the boys go through puberty and gain some height, as well as an interest in looking good. But in the meantime, please be their advocate. Talk to the family members who are the worst behaved.

Say you are certain they don’t intend to harm these children by mocking them, but their comments are hurtful and undoubtedly contribute to the boys’ overeating. Ask those responsible for the food to present more healthful alternatives — for everyone’s sake. Offer to bring dessert to the next gathering. Stand up for those kids as often as you can. Dear Annie: I am a 21-year-old female and am depressed. I recently started seeing a therapist and have come to the realization that the majority of this depression is due to the emotionally abusive relationship I have with my parents. The therapist suggested I move out of their home, but I’m scared I won’t be able to support myself. Is it possible to stay in the house for another eight months to complete school and ensure that my tuition is paid? — Stuck in Watertown, N.Y. Dear Stuck: Your therapist gave you good advice, but it is a suggestion, not an order. If you need to stay with Mom and Dad in order to finish your education, it’s OK, although it will not be easy. Ask your therapist to help you work on ways to cope while focusing on your future. Find a job, start saving your money, and scout around for roommates and rentals.

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Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Help,” whose husband doesn’t close any cabinet doors. My mother left her cabinet door open and stood up quickly, hitting her head smack into the corner. Nothing happened right away, but a month later, she bent over to pick up a book and felt nauseated and got a severe headache. Thankfully, my father was home and took her to the hospital. The neurosurgeon said this blunt trauma to her head caused a cerebral hemorrhage that left her left side temporarily paralyzed. If she had been alone, it could have been fatal. Her rehab took more than a year. Thankfully, Mom has made a complete recovery, but should she bump her head in the same spot, she is at risk of dying. I hope this helps someone else understand the seriousness of not closing cabinet doors. — Laurie B. Dear Laurie: And for those who believe it can’t happen to them, please consider the other people who live in your home, not to mention guests who know lawyers. 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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Community Calendar

Friday, June 25 Dinner/Auction

American Legion Post 104 spaghetti dinner and auction. $6.50; free to members of 278th and their families, and children under 6. 776-1051 for reservations. Post members asked to bring dessert and auction item.

Scuba Class

Scuba class orientation 6 p.m., Gatlinburg Community Center. $100, includes equipment. 6545373.

Smoky Mountain Baptist Smoky Mountain Baptist Church revival 7 p.m. through June 27. Preaching: Doug Messer through Saturday. Levader Sizemore, Sunday.

Saturday, June 26 Farmers Markets

Radio Field Day

Sevier County Emergency Radio Service field day 2 p.m. today to 4 p.m. Sunday, community park, 319 Dumplin Valley Road, Kodak. 314-0899 or e-mail to scers2008@gmail.com.

Cancer Support Group holding cookout 4-8 p.m., River Plantation, 1004 Parkway, Sevierville. Burger and hot dog plates $5. Live entertainment and Relay video. 654-9280 or 6031223.

Ice Cream Social

Wellington Place ice cream social 2-4 p.m. 7742221.

Revival

Smoky Mountain Baptist Church revival 7 p.m. through June 27.

Sunday, June 27 Old Harp Singing

Annual Old Harp singing and covered dish dinner, noon, Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Caney Creek Road. 6543557.

Boyds Creek Baptist

Boyds Creek Baptist Church monthly service in song 7 p.m. with Foothills Quartet.

First Baptist VBS

Pigeon Forge First Baptist Church vacation Bible school 6:30-9 p.m. through July 1. To register call 4534647.

Maples Branch Baptist

Singing at Maples Branch Baptist Church 6:30 p.m. with Donald Shultz.

Solid Rock

Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church homecoming/decoration day. Dinner on the grounds and singing follow 10 a.m. services. 428-2196.

Sunday Night Alive

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

New Era Bapitst

New Era Baptist Church, 1389 New Era Road, vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 through July 2.

n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room

Monday, June 28 Hot Meals

Hot Meals For Hungry Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist Church. Sponsored by Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn. 4360313.

Seymour UMC

Bible-based seven-week study for women, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Wallflowers Dance,â&#x20AC;? Seymour United Methodist. 573-9711.

Tuesday, June 29

Hot Meals

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

TOPS

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

Library Movies

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Last Station,â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m., Anna Porter Library, Gatlinburg. Bring popcorn and soft drinks. 436-5588.

Monday, July 5

Solid Rock Singing

Farmers Markets

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

Democratic Party

Lutheran Bible Study

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Program 1 p.m., Pigeon Forge Public Library with storyteller Alan Wolf. 429-7490.

Wednesday, June 30 Middle Creek UMC

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

Farmers Market

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

Thursday, July 1 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study: n 9 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road

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

American Legion

Gatlinburg American Legion Post 202 pot luck dinner and meeting 6:30 p.m. with the meeting immediately following dinner. Next to Gatlinburg Police Department.

Tai Chi Chuan

Traditional Tai Chi Chuan classes, Gatlinburg Community Center, beginning today. 2 ongoing hourlong classes Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Visit www.jiushantalchi.com or call 712-4065.

Friday, July 2 JOY

Just Older Youth Club meets at Pigeon Forge Community Center. Bring covered dish. Bingo 10:30, lunch 11:30, 429-7173.

St. Paul Lutheran

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road, Sevierville. 429-6063.

Garlands of Grace Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn. 436-0313.

Prayer in Action

Concerned Women of America prayer session, 6-7 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC. 436-0313.

Hot Meals

Hot Meals For Hungry Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist Church, 407 Henderson Road, Pigeon Forge. Sponsored by SMARM.

Wears Valley UMC

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

Garlands of Grace womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Gatlinburg n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

8-11:30 a.m., Sevier Farmers Co-Op, 321 W. Main, Sevierville. 4537101. n First Baptist Church of Seymour on Chapman Highway, 7-11 a.m. 5795433. n Gatlinburg Farmers Market, 8:30-11 a.m., parking lot of Alamo Restaurant, Highway 321. 659-0690. n

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free printing workshop, 10 a.m.-noon., Anna Porter Public Library, for ages 6-11. 436-5588.

Celebrate Recovery

Gold Wing Road Riders Assn. meets 6:30 p.m., Gattiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza, 1431 Parkway. 660-4400.

Saturday, July 3

Wears Valley UMC 5:30 p.m., free hot dogs and ice cream. Bring lawn chairs. Supper followed by choir musical, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Is My Country.â&#x20AC;?

Printing Workshop

Gold Wing Riders

Singing 7 p.m., Solid Rock Baptist Church. 4282196.

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn. 436-0313.

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study meets 9 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road in Sevierville. 429-6063.

Tuesday, July 6 Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support

Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support group meets 6 p.m. at MountainBrook Village, 4282445 Ext. 107.

Sunday, July 4 Boat Parade

Water Fair

Annual Flat Creek Boat Parade, 2 p.m., begins at Mayorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Point (large windmill), proceed to mouth of creek and back. Boats welcome.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wonders of Waterâ&#x20AC;? family water fair 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Anna Porter Public Library. Magic show 5-5:30 p.m. 4365588.

Kindness Counts

Sunday Night Alive

Kindness Counts, formerly Feral Cat Friends, meets 7 p.m., Pigeon Forge Community Center Park, Pavilion 1. 654-2684.

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NOTICE OF SUBSTIUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, Joe W. Lipsey and Kelly D. Lipsey, by Deed of Trust dated on or about 11-30-07 of record in Book 2975, Page 785 and amended on or about 4-3-08 in Book 3052, Page 496, Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, conveyed to DOUGLAS N. BLACKWELL II, duly appointed SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, the herein after described real property to secure the payment of certain Promissory Notes described in the Deeds of Trust, which Notes were payable to Athens Federal Community Bank, and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the Notes, and WHEREAS, the owner and holder of the Notes has demanded that the hereinafter described real property be advertised and sold in satisfaction of the indebtedness and costs of foreclosure in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Notes and Deed of Trust. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, DOUGLAS N. BLACKWELL II, SUBSITUTE TRUSTEE, pursuant to the power, duty, and authority vested in and conferred upon me, by the Deed of Trust, will on July 8, 2010, at 1:00pm at the front of the Main Door of the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevier County, Tennessee, offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, and free from all legal, equitable and statutory rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which have been waived in the Deeds of Trust, certain real property and attachments located in Sevier County, Tennessee, described as follows: SITUATED in the Fourteenth Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, BEING LOT NINETY FOUR (94) of the D OGWOOD HILLS SUBDIVISION III as depicted on Plat of record in L arge Map Book 5, Slide 122, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. Lot 94 is more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pin in the Northwest side of Benjamin Boulevard, same marking the Southwest corner of Lot 93, and the Southeast corner of Lot 94 conveyed herein; F ROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING with Benjamin Boulevard South 63 degrees 28 minutes 32 seconds West 129.29 feet to an iron pin corner; thence with Lot 95 North 26 degrees 34 minutes 25 seconds West 150.15 feet to an iron pin corner; thence with the Sevier County Board of Education property (deed reference not provided) North 63 degrees 29 minutes 27 seconds East 150.09 feet to an iron pin corner; thence with Lot 93 South 18 degrees 40 minutes 55 seconds East 151.53 feet to the P OINT OF BEGINNING. LOT 94 CONTAINS 0.48 OF AN ACRE according to that Survey by Timothy J. Howell TN RLS No. 2263 Sevierville, Tennessee 37862, same dated October 31, 2007 and being Project No. dogwood hills 94. SUBJECT to any setback lines, drainage and/or utility easements and conditions and limitations depicted and/or noted on or attached to the recorded Plat and/or the above referenced Survey. See also, Plat Cabinet LM5, Slide 122. SUBJECT to restrictions as recorded in Deed Book 1970, page 743. BEING the property conveyed to Joe W. Lipsey and wife, Kelly D. Lipsey, by Warranty Deed from Bluff Mountain Realty, Inc., same dated November 15, 2007 and recorded in Deed Book 2975 Pages 783-784, Registerís Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. See also, Deed of Trust to Athens Federal Community Bank in Trust Book 2975 Page 785, amended in Trust Book 3052, Page 496. See also, partial release as recorded in Book 3192, Page 475, Register of Deeds Office of Sevier County, Tennessee. SUBJECT to any governmental zoning and subdivision ordinances in effect thereon, and any roadway or rights of way extending into, through, over or under said property. Commonly known as Lot 94E, Benjamin Blvd., Sevierville, TN 37876, but such is not included in the legal description herein. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Joe and Kelly Lipsey, Occupants, Sevier County Property Tax Office. The title to said real estate is believed good, but I will convey as substitute trustee only and subject o any unpaid taxes or Homeowner Association fees. This sale is subject to all matters shown on applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of the bid at the public sale, then the Successor 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 of the sale to another day certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time set forth above. This sale is subject to liens, easements, encumbrances, property taxes, rights of redemption of taxing entities and other matter, which are prior in right to the lien of the aforesaid Deed of Trust. WITNESS my hand this 1st day of June, 2010. /s/ Douglas N. Blackwell II Douglas N. Blackwell II, Attorney Blackwell Law Offices PLLC P. O. Box 1455, Cleveland, TN 37364 (423) 472-3000 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. June 11, 18 & 25, 2010

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on J uly 12, 2010 at 10:00AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Juanita Allen, to Lenders First Choice, TN, Trustee, on June 20, 2007 at Book Volume 2858, Page 666conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Financial Freedom Acquisition LLC The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Fifth (5th) District of Sevier County, Tennessee, in the McMahan Addition to the Town of Sevierville, Tennessee, and bounded and described as follows:BEGINNING on a stake on the west side of Henderson Street, a corner to Wallace Henderson; thence with Wallace Henderson about North 85 1/2 deg. West, 175 feet to a stake in the line of Charles Sims, and with same in part, and perhaps others, about North 4 1/2 deg. West, 50 feet to a stake; thence running a new line parallel with Wallace Henderson, about South 85 1/2 deg. East, 175 feet to a stake in Henderson Street; thence with Henderson Street southward 50 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 225 Henderson Avenue Sevierville, TN 37862 Current Owner(s) of Property: Heirs of Juanita Allen, Stacy Terina Stackhouse Other interested parties: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Sevier County Electric System The street address of the above described property is believed to be 225 Henderson Avenue, Sevierville, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. SALE IS SUBJECT TO ONE YEAR RIGHT OF REDEMPTION HELD BY THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT BY REASON OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF RECORD IN VOLUME 2858, PAGE 676, IN THE REGISTER S OFFICE OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE.SALE IS SUBJECT TO UCC FINANCING STATEMENT HELD BY SEVIER COUNTY ELECTRIC SYSTEM, OF RECORD VOLUME 2270, PAGE 370, AMENDED IN VOLUME 3524, PAGE 469, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on J uly 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Bradley Duncan and Wendy L. Duncan, Husband and Wife, also known as Brad Duncan and wife, Wendelin Duncan, to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq., Trustee, on February 27, 2004 at Book Volume 1925, Page 360 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Residential Credit Solutions, Inc. The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Sixteenth (16th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Lot 88R of Black Bear Ridge as the same appears on a plat of record in Large Map Book 5, Page 20, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee to which reference is here made for a more particular description. Street Address: 942 Black Bear Cub Way Sevierville, TN 37862

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on J uly 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Nelson Bryan Smith and Karen W. Smith, to John O. Rhea, Trustee, on April 27, 2005 at Book Volume 2236, Page 581 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: PNC Mortgage, a division of PNC Bank, National Association successor by merger National City Mortgage, a division of National City Bank The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Eleventh (11th ) Civil District of Sevier County , Tennessee, to wit: Lot 1484K, Section B, Fred Raymond Tract, Ridgeview community of the Sky Harbor subdivision , as the same appears on a plat of record in Map Book 21, Page 165 in the Register’s Office for Sevier county, Tennessee, to which map specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Street Address: 2460 North School House Gap Road Sevierville, TN 37876

Current Owner(s) of Property: Brad Duncan and wife, Wendelin Duncan Other interested parties: Black Bear Ridge Owners Association, Inc. c/o Kerley & Koester, Attorneys at Law The street address of the above described property is believed to be 942 Black Bear Cub Way, Sevierville, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Current Owner(s) of Property: Karen W. Smith The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2460 North School House Gap Road, Sevierville, TN 37876, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

STATE OF TENNESSEE, SEVIER COUNTY

STATE OF TENNESSEE, SEVIER COUNTY

Under and by virtue of a P ower of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed on December 15, 2005 by Jose I. Carrodeguas and wife, Diana Carrodeguas to Branch Banking and Trust Company, Lender and BB&T Collateral Service Corporation, Trustee(s), which was recorded on January 4, 2006, in Book 2433, at Page 403, and modified of record in Book 2976, Page 768, Sevier County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS , default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, Branch Banking and Trust Company, (the Owner and Holder), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on J uly 16, 2010, at 11:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATE in the Ninth (9th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Lot 165 of MAJESTIC MEADOWS, PHASE III, as the same is shown by plat of record in Large Map Book 6, Page 181, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee for a more particular description. SUBJECT to restrictions, reservations and easements as set forth in Book 2033, Page 811 and amended in Book 2433, Page 328 and Large Map Book 6, Page 181 in the said Register’s Office. Subject to By-Laws of Majestic Meadows property Owners Association of record on Book 3159, Page 312, said Register’s Office. Adoption of Restrictive Covenants of record in Book 2172, Page 548 and in Book 2562, Page 666, said Register’s Office. Subject to Right-of-Way Deeds of record in Book 2186, Page 680, Book 2638, Page 646 and in Book 2638, Page 644, said Register’s Office. ALSO SUBJECT TO any and all restrictions, easements and building setback lines as are shown in the records of the said Register’s Office BEING the same property conveyed to Jose I. Carrodeguas, married, by Warranty Deed of Majestic Meadows, a Tennessee General Partnership comprised of Ronald W. Ogle and wife, Betty M. Ogle, John M. Parker, Steve Madison, Jerry D. Kerley and Stephen Ollard, dated December 15, 2005of record in Book 2433, Page 401 in the said Register’s Office. Parcel ID Number: 0 35F-B-165.00 Said property is commonly known as

Under and by virtue of a P ower of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed on August 20, 2007 by Jason O. Sullivan, an unmarried person to Compass Bank, Lender and William G. Mathews, Trustee(s), which was recorded on September 18, 2007, in Book 2911, at Page 738, Sevier County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS , default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, Compass Bank, (the ìOwner and Holderî), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on J uly 16, 2010, at 11:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Situate in the Eleventh (11th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and within the corporate limits of the City of Gatlinburg and being Unit No. 401 of Baskins Creek Condominium, a Tennessee Horizontal Property Regime, as the same is depicted and more particularly described and defined in the Master Deed of Baskins Creek Condominium of record in Book 2573, Page 427, and as amended and restated in Book 2617, Page 426, Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, to which Master Deed, and amendments thereto, specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description. The premises described herein are condominium units established pursuant to the provisions of the Tennessee Horizontal Property Act as the same is set out in TCA 66-27-101 et seq, and are subject to the provision and requirements thereof; and are subject to the by-laws for the administration thereof; also subject to easements, rights and interests in favor of other unit owners, and all sewer, water, and electrical telephone and other utility easements now or hereafter established over, through, or upon the land embracing the regime and buildings thereon; and also including, without limitations, all conditions, covenants, restrictions, options, burdens, assessments, provisions, and other matters and undertakings contained in the Master Deed as amended establishing Baskins Creek Condominium (a Tennessee Horizontal Property Regime) of record in B ook 2573, Page 427, as amended and restated in B ook 2617, Page 426, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed unto Jason O. Sullivan by Warranty Deed from Smokey Mountain Developers, LLC, a Tennessee Limited Liability Company, recorded October 16, 2006 of record in Book 2642, Page 350, Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 1 26N/J/031.00-C-043 Said property is commonly known as

Lot 165 Phase III Majestic Meadows Seymour, TN 37865 Current Owner(s): J ose I. Carrodeguas, married. Other Interested Party(ies): K noxville TVA Employees Credit Union and Majestic Meadows Property Owners Association, Inc.

215 Baskins Creek, Unit 401 Gatlinburg, TN 37738

The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Current Owner(s): J ason O. Sullivan, single. Other Interested Party(ies): N one known. The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

File No. 10-004680

Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee M.Todd Jackson, TN BPR 23455 Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 5431 Oleander Drive, Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PH: 888-251-0331 FX: (910) 392-8597 File No.: 10-13023

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June 25, July 2 & 9, 2010

Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890

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Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee M.Todd Jackson, TN BPR 23455 Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 5431 Oleander Drive, Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PH: 888-251-0331 FX: (910) 392-8597 File No.: 10-13487 June 25, July 2 & 9, 2010


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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 18 June 2008, executed by JONATHAN R. RUCH and LYNN M. RUCH, to Allan B. Polunsky as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Primelending, a Plainscapital company (PL), of record in the Office of the Register of Sevier County, Tennessee, in Book 3160, Page 550, Instrument No. 08048787; said Trust Deed, debt and obligations having been assigned by PL to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. (ĂŹHSBCĂŽ), by instrument recorded in said Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office in Book 3540, Page 792, Instrument No. 10019655; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in said Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office in Book 3540, Page 794, Instrument No. 10019656, and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, HSBC, having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on F RIDAY, 9 JULY 2010, commencing at TWELVE OĂ­CLOCK NOON, on the east front steps of the Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATED IN THE SIXTEENTH CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT SEVEN (7), SECTION 12D, OF MOUNTAIN STATES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SHAGBARK SUBDIVISION AS DEPLETED ON PLAT OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK 20, PAGE 37 (ERRONEOUSLY STATED AS MAP BOOK 16, PAGE 37 IN THE DEED OF ACQUISITION), REGISTERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OFFICE, SEVIER COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE: SAID LOT 7 IS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN NEAR THE CENTERLINE OF HEADRICK LEAD, SAME MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 6, AND THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 7 CONVEYED HEREIN. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING ALONG THE CORNER OF HEADRICK LEAD NORTH 88 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST 150.03 FEET TO A MARKED CORNER; THENCE WITH LOT 8 SOUTH 16 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 250.00 FEET TO A CORNER; THENCE WITH UNIDENTIFIED PROPERTY SOUTH 88 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 150.00 FEET TO A CORNER, THENCE WITH LOT 6 NORTH 16 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 250.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LOT SEVEN CONTAINS 0.82 OF AN ACRE ACCORDING TO THAT SURVEY BY TIMOTHY J. HOWELL TN RLS NO. 2263 SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE 37862, SAME DATED JUNE 26, 2006 AND BEING DRAWING: SHAG 7, SECT 12D. SUBJECT TO ANY SETBACK LINES, DRAINAGE AND/OR UTILITY EASEMENTS AND CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS DEPICTED AND/ OR NOTED ON OR ATTACHED TOT EH RECORDED PLAT AND/OR THE ABOVE REFERENCED SURVEY. SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD IN MISC. BOOK 30, PAGE 349 AS AMENDED IN MISC. BOOK 331, PAGE 39, MISC. BOOK 331, PAGE 45, AND MISC. BOOK 1014, PAGE 173, REGISTERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OFFICE, SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SUBJECT TO THE JOINT USE OF THAT PORTION OF UNNAMED ROAD LYING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. SUBJECT TO RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES TO CITY OF SEVIERVILLE OF RECORD IN RIGHT OF WAY BOOK 5, PAGE 309. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JONATHAN R. RUCH AND WIFE, LYNN M. RUCH BY QUIT CLAIM DEED FROM THE SHAGBARK GROUP, LLC, A TENNESSEE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, DATED MAY 27, 2008, RECORDED MAY 30, 2008, IN BOOK 3100, PAGE 688, IN THE REGISTERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. FURTHER REFERENCE BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE SHAGBARK GROUP, LLC, A TENNESSEE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY BY QUIT CLAIM DEED FROM JONATHAN R RUCH AND WIFE, LYNN M. RUCH, DATED MARCH 13, 2008, RECORDED MARCH 13, 2008, IN BOOK 3036, PAGE 646, IN THE REGISTERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Property Address: 2224 Headrick Lead Road Sevierville, TN 37862 At the time of this publication, a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any.â&#x20AC; All right and equity of redemption,â&#x20AC;  homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee.â&#x20AC;  The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. 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Under and by virtue of a P ower of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed on September 29, 1998 by Robert J. Wheeler and wife, Joan W. Wheeler to BankFirst, Lender and Fred Lawson or R. Stephen Hagood, Trustee(s), which was recorded on October 26, 1998, in Book T734, at Page 677, and modified of record in Book T797, Page 746, Sevier County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS , default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, Branch Banking and Trust Company, (the ĂŹOwner and HolderĂŽ), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on J uly 16, 2010, at 11:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATE in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, being all of Lots 10 and 11 of Highland Park Subdivision, shown on map of record in Map Book 6, page 2, in said Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pin in the northeastern edge of Hilltop Drive and the northern edge of Highland Park Drive and in the line of Lot 9; thence with the line of Lot 9, North 05 deg. 55 min. 41 sec. West 133.62 feet to an iron pin; thence continuing with the line of Lot 9, North 05 deg. 53 min. 18 sec. West 71.14 feet to an iron pin at a metal t-post in the line of property owned or formerly owned by Lena Dockery; thence leaving the line of Lot 9 and with the line of property owned or formerly owned by Dockery, North 76 deg. 02 min. 00 sec. East 73.33 feet to an iron pin in the line of Lot 24; thence leaving the line of property owned or formerly owned by Dockery and with the line of Lot 24, North 76 deg. 02 min. 00 sec. East 35.17 feet to an iron pin; thence continuing with a line of Lot 24, South 67 deg. 13 min. 34 sec. East 139.45 feet to an iron pin in the western edge of Highland Park Drive; thence leaving the line of Lot 24 and with the western edge of Highland Park Drive, South 09 deg. 49 min. 15 sec. West 38.20 feet to an iron pin; thence continuing with the western edge of Highland Park Drive South 07 deg. 58 min. 26 sec. West 97.27 feet to an 18 inch pine in the northern edge of Highland Park Drive; thence with the northern edge of Highland Park Drive, South 78 deg. 47 min. 01 sec. West 89.19 feet to an iron pin, thence continuing with the northern edge of Highland Park Drive, South 76 deg. 52 min. 11 sec. West 108.10 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.9257 acres, more or less, according to survey of Ronnie L. Sims, RLS No. 683, dated April 13, 1993 Subject to restrictions of record in Warranty Deed Book 124, Page 299 and Warranty Deed Book 120, Page 223, Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee. SUBJECT to rights of way, notations and all other matters as shown on maps of record in Map Book 6, page 2 and Map Book 4, page 11, both in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee. BEING the same property conveyed unto Joan W. Wheeler, by Quitclaim Deed dated January 6, 2003, of record in Deed Book 1593, page 819, Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. See also Warranty Deed of record in Book 496, Page 104, Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 0 83 NB 024.00 Said property is commonly known as 2634 Highland Park Drive Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

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Carrs Northside Cottages Highway 321, Gatlinburg looking for neat, dependable, honest persons for Housekeeping. Please apply in person between 7am-3pm.

GRAB more attention with Classifieds! Call 428-0746

FREE Infor Meeting: Meet self-made millionaire. Find out how she did it. Spots filling quickly. 407-383-2808. FT Dietary & FT Security position available. Apply: MtnBrook Village, 700 Markhill Dr. Mechanic needed and helper needed. Call 654-7923. Mobile Mechanic needed. Must have own tools. We provide truck. Knowledge of gas & diesel engines. If interested, Call 4533152 Ask for Jim Now Hiring Mellow Mushroom Pizza All positions available. Apply in person at 2485 Parkway between 2&4pm. MondayFriday. Riverstone Resort & Spa is now hiring for Front Desk Clerks, Relief Night Auditor & Housekeeping positions. Apply in person at 212 Dollywood Ln., Pigeon Forge, left at traffic light # 8.

238 HOTEL/MOTEL

Clarion Inn Willow River, 1990 Winfield Dunn Parkway (Hwy. 66) Sevierville now hiring housekeeping Apply in person. Four Seasons Motor Lodge in Gatlinburg hiring Experienced Mature Dayshift Clerk and Housekeepers Please apply between 7am-3pm.

Front Desk Clerk Looking for friendly person with excellent people skills and some computer experience. Year round position with benefits. Tree Tops Resort of Gatlinburg 865-436-6559

LEGALS

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Sale at public auction will be on J uly 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by John P. Russell and wife, Hilda Russell, to Transcontinental Title Company, Trustee, on November 23, 2004 at Book Volume 2127, Page 94 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Owner of Debt: HSBC Bank USA The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Sevier County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Tract 1: Beginning at an iron stake in the Eastern right of way line of Kodak Douglas Dam Public Road and point having 355 feet North of Parsonage property line, and being a corner to a lot this date conveyed by the Grantors to Kenneth Simpson and wife; and running with said Kodak Douglas Dam public road in a Northern direction 100 feet to an iron stake in said right of way in the line of the Grantors; thence with the line of the Grantors in an Eastern direction 180 feet (erroneously referred to as 100 feet in Trust Deed of record at Volume 2127 Page 94) to an iron stake; thence continuing with the line of the Grantors in a Southern direction 100 feet to a corner to said lot of Simpson; thence with the line of Simpson s Lot in a westerly direction 180 feet (erroneously referred to as 100 feet in Trust Deed of record at Volume 2127 Page 94) at a stake in said Highway the point of beginning. Tract 2: Beginning at an iron pin set in the East margin of Tennessee State Highway 139 being a corner to Russell; thence a division line with Russell South 81 degrees 30 minutes East 180 feet to an iron pin set in the fence line of Raymond Snyder; thence with Raymond Snyder s fence line South 11 degrees West 25 feet to an iron pin a corner to Snyder and Simpson; thence with Simpson s line North 81 degrees 30 minutes West 180 feet to an iron pin set in the margin of State Highway Number 139; thence with said Highway North 11 degrees East 25 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 4658 Douglas Dam Road Strawberry Plains, TN 37871

Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee M.Todd Jackson, TN BPR 23455 Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 5431 Oleander Drive, Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PH: 888-251-0331 FX: (910) 392-8597 File No.: 10-13455

Current Owner(s) of Property: Heirs of Hilda Russell (Tract 1); John P. Russell, Trustee and Hilda A. Russell, Trustee of the John P. and Hilda A. Russell Revocable Living Trust (Tract 2) The street address of the above described property is believed to be 4658 Douglas Dam Road, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890

June 25, July 2 & 9, 2010

File No. 10-005496

Current Owner(s): E state of Joan W. Wheeler, Janet E. Wheeler, Jack Wheeler, Joe Wheeler, and John Andy Wheeler. Other Interested Party(ies): I nvacare Corporation; Branch Banking and Trust Company; and Internal Revenue Service Ăą KentuckyTennessee District, Internal Revenue Service Ăą Wage & Investment Area #3 The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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238 HOTEL/MOTEL

238 HOTEL/MOTEL

238 HOTEL/MOTEL

307 CHILDCARE

Hiring immediately for housekeeping and front desk. Please apply in person at Rocky Waters, 333 Parkway, Gat. 865426-7861.

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

Riverchase Motel Pigeon Forge now hiring dependable, experienced Front Desk clerk for 311pm shift. Apply in person 3709 Parkway.

Day care in Kodak $85/wk. Food incl. CPR /First Aid cert. Trina 643-4441.

MasterCorp Inc., is hiring Housekeepers, Housemen and Supervisors. We offer excellent wages, training, and weekly pay. Must be able to work weekends. Please apply in office at 275 Rainbow Rd. Sevierville, TN.

MasterCorp Inc., is hiring Housekeepers. We offer excellent wages, training, and weekly pay. Must be able to work weekends. Call 865-436-1026. Leave message if no answer.

Now hiring Housekeepers & Desk Clerks. No phone calls please. Apply in person 9a.m.5p.m. Motel 6, PF, 336 Henderson Chapel Rd. Now hiring relief night audit, breakfast attendant & p.m. maintenance. Apply in person 2440 Parkway, P.F. NOW HIRING: 2nd shift Desk Clerk & third shift Night Auditor. Apply within. 8am-4pm; No phone calls please. James Manor, 2735 Parkway P.F. Now hiring: Front Desk Clerks & Housekeepers. Apply in person, Park Tower Inn, 201 Sharon Dr., P.F.

242 RESTAURANT Atrium Pancakes, Gat. hiring hostess/ cashier, excellent hours & pay. Call 430-3684 for interview time or apply in person 7a.m.-2p.m.

Food City #611 in Gatlinburg is looking for an enthusiastic and customer oriented CertiďŹ ed Pharmacy Tech. This position offers extremely competitive wages and an excellent beneďŹ ts package. BeneďŹ ts include: Medical, Dental and Prescription Coverage, 401K, ESOP, Paid Holidays, 100% Paid Premiums for Company Life and Disability Insurance Plan, and Weekly Paychecks. All interested and qualiďŹ ed candidates apply online at:

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500 MERCHANDISE

247 MAINTENANCE Park Village Apts is seeking a full-time maintenance man. Must have own tools, pass background check and drug screen. References required, apply within. No phone calls please.

Dispense yourself a new career at Food City as a CertiďŹ ed Pharmacy Technician.

356 STORAGE BUILDINGS

248 CABIN CLEANING Part time cabin cleaners needed. Call 865-868-1470. 249 RESERVATIONIST R E S E RVAT I O N I S T: Fast paced rental company. Good work environment. Hours flexible. Apply in person at Eden Crest, 652 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN.

Food City #611 1219 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN

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555 GARAGE & YARD SALES 2 Family Garage Sale: Friday, 8-3; 320 Saddleback Way, Sev. Baby items, clothes, HH items, furn., w/d, 4-wheeler.

2 Family Yard Sale: Fri. & Sat. 9-1; 1265 Allensville Rd., 3.5 mi. from Hwy. 66. A Grand Moving Sale! Appliances, furniture, tools, antiques, etc. On corner of City Park and Ridge Rd. Baby girl items, clothes all sizes, craft supplies, lots of misc. Jones Cove Rd 3rd house on right past Carols. Fri & Sat 8am-?

DOLLAR DVD: Huge Sale. VHS - $1.00 each. Disney VHS - $2.99 & up. All DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Buy 4, get 1 Free. All DVD rentals $1.00 per night. (incl. New Release)We rent, buy, sell & trade. 535 Dolly Parton Pky. K.O. Square, beside Ole Smoky Discount Tobacco. Owner: Kim Pierce 865-428-4620. Estate & yard sale. Wed Thurs & Fri June 23, 24, 25. 215 McMahan Ave, Sevierville. Turn at SunTrust Bank, 2nd house on right past Boys & Girls Club. New gift items, designer junior clothes & men clothing, household items & much more.

Estate Sale. Contractor tools, building materials, pottery, furniture, lots of misc items. 1319 Benton Way, Licklog Hollow off Jones Cove Rd.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Everything Must Go! Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes and some baby items. Too much to list. Thu-Sat, 85, 3269 Riverpointe, Kodak.

First Yard Sale Ever! Great furn., odds & ends. Wed., June 23 thru Sat., June 26. 8a.m.-4p.m. No early birds. 832 Lake View Loop, off Allensville Rd. Garage Sale - Fri & Sat 8-4 girls clothing size 3T - 16 plus size also, toys, books,household items & more 1209 Barton Fields Dr., Sev. Snappwood II Subd. Garage Sale: Fri. & Sat. Furn., TV, clothes, misc. 3504 Vickwood Ln., P.F.

555 GARAGE & YARD SALES 2 Family Garage Sale Saturday Only! 335 Birchwood Subdv. Kitchen island, Yamaha keyboard, furniture, old/antique items, jr girls and young mens clothes, mens/womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes, and other items. 8-? Huge Multi Family Yard Sale for Youth Mission. Gas grill, furniture, baby items, toys galore, womens plus sizes, much more. 1011 Allensville Rd Saturday 7am-Noon Huge Sale: Something for everyone. Clothing, furn., exercise equip, HH items. 411 N. to Thomas Cross to Thomas Loop to 3319 Thomas Wood Trail, Sev. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 10a.m.-4p.m. Large Yard Sale: Fri. & Sat., June 25 & 26. 8-5; 116 Cedar Hills Rd. Turn at Love Rd. & Cedar Hills off Chapman at Enterprise. Antique bookcase bedroom suite, full sz., & dark oak dining table w/4 chairs, dishwasher, much more. Moving Sale Everything goes but the baby! Wed night 7pm and goes thru Fri. Everything 1/2 off Sat. 229 Dove Dr, Sevierville MOVING SALE. 6/25 8am-noon Bring your truck. Nice furniture incl Queen oak sleigh bed & nightstand, large oak desk, leather sofa & assorted tables & chairs. 2016 Rivershore Lane Sevierville Yard Sale 3830 Wears Valley Rd at Church in The Valley. Fri & Sat 9-5 Yard Sale Fri. & Sat. Tools, childrens clothing from 7 am3pm. 508 Fred Sales Place. Yard Sale Thurs & Fri 8am-? Turn right at Walgreens past Apple Barn Restaurant on Apple Valley Rd. Follow signs. Yard Sale-2887 Easy St.-Wears Valley Rd. Fri & Sat June 25 & 26, 8am-3pm Antiques, pictures, Avon-Cape Cod Collectibles, etc. Yard sale. Most items $1, kids and adults clothing. Fri. & Sat. 9 am-3pm 414 Grace Ave. Yard Sale. Small kitchen appliances, hats, new t-shirts, canning jars, collectibles, DVDs & CDs, much more. From Sevierville, take 339 aka Jones Cove Rd past the school to Bogard on left, Follow signs to Stinnett Ridge Rd June 25, 26 & 27. 8-8

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diamond curved Journey pendant. 1/2 Kt. total wgt. set in yellow gold. $225.00. Call Roger 865-654-3895. 581 PETS

REWARD: Lost: 6 lbs Black/Silver Yorkie. Name is Precious. S. New Era . Very cute, 1 yr old, female mid-sized dog, housebroken, has rabies shots, very friendly. The dog does bark a lot to outside sounds. 865-314-1765 or 933-2662 584 FEED, SEED & PLANTS Day Lillies for sale. Thompson Day Lillies. 10104 Asheville Hwy, Strawberry Plains, TN. Free Day Lily with purchase. 9330713 586 FARMERS MARKET

605 BUSINESS RENTALS

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Affordable Office Space for rent in busy complex. 800sq.ft. with nice layout. Semi furnished. Three officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & conference room. Also, break room w/frige. $550mth. Call 865388-5455 for more info.

$575 Move in Today. Ideal, quiet location. 2BR/1.5BA. Living room, kitchen. W/D included. No pets. 850-6123.

GATLINBURG Deal! APT./SHOP - office space. water incl. 621-3015. Office building for rent. 119 South Blvd, just off pkwy. $475 mth. 933-6544 Warehouse/office space with loading dock for lease in Sevierville. Climate control, 2,700 sq. ft. $1,400/mo. 865-256-4809 or 865-654-6042. 693 ROOMS FOR RENT

Weekly Rentals

CHAMBERS FARMS now picking Ambrosia sweetcorn $4 dozen, Half runner beans $20 bushel, Rattlesnake beans $20 bushel, Field tomatoes $1 lb. 4233 1 8 - 2 9 0 8 w w w. c h a m b e r sproduce.webs.co m

Includes Phone, Color TV, Wkly Housekeeping Micr./Frig. Available $169.77+

Family Inns West Pigeon Forge 865-453-4905 

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Apartments, mobile homes and trailer lots for rent

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

$600/mth

430-4222

Affordable Housing in Gatlinburg

Complete log furniture package from a 5BR cabin. 1 yr old. Includes pool table & theater room. Value $35,000 will sale for $15,000. Call Sally 774-2136

      

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

Furnished All Utilities, Cable and Tax included

$100 per week 865-621-2941

453-0727

1 & 2 BR avail. Some Pets OK. $400 UP WATER INCLUDED Murrell Meadows 1/8 mile from Walters State College Allensville Road Walk to lake Reasonable Rates

ROOMS FOR RENT

Greystone Rentals Red Carpet Inn 349 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN

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601 TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT Traditional townhouse 2BR 1.5BA Smoke free & pet free. $525 mth + $525 dep. Call 4285781. 605 BUSINESS RENTALS

Room mates or young couple. Possible lease option to buy. 3 mi. to PF/Sev. Local ref. Leave msg. 865201-4902.

Large clean room near fairgrounds, cable included. $75 wk. Refs req. 865-4531259.

BOB RENTS House Sev. 3BR/2BA Great!

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2 Burial Lots at Smoky Mountain Memory Garden Pigeon Forge 1200.00 each OBO

Call David 865-382-1844

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Apartments for rent. $525-$675/mo. 2 BDRM, w/d hookup. Locations in Sevierville & Pigeon Forge.

Sevierville Fully Furnished Large basement apartment. Private entrance, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Kitchen, Large Living room. $675 per month $100 damage deposit, utilities furnished. No pets. Shared Laundry. Credit Check & References. Great for singles or couples. Call 4293813

GATLINBURG, 2BR unfurn. water incl. No Pets. dep req. 865-621-3015.

EfďŹ ciency Apt. 1BR/1BA P.F.

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A Great Location. 2 blocks off Parkway near Walmart. 2BR/2BA w/carport, w/d & water furn. Approx. 1400 SF, non-smoking environment. No pets please. $695 month. Year lease. Call 865-453-5396.

FOR RENT

654-7033 Low Weekly Rates 436-5179

3BR Apartment for rent in Kodak. $700/mo + deposit. Call Barbara 865-368-5338

CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5 BA to 2BR/2BA garden apts. $545 to $580 Trolly access 865-429-2962

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589 FURNITURE

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Large 1BR Water, app furnished. No pets. Ref. $450 + dep. 680-3078. Large Studio Apt. in Seymour. Full kitchen, private bath, king bed, fireplace, large deck overlooking mountains. $500/mo + util. 680-4182. No Saturday calls.

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

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ONE MAN LAND LIQUIDATION

SELLING 271 + ACRES IN 6 LOCATIONS SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOOTHILLS, COCKE COUNTY, NEAR NEWPORT, TN

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!,,3/,$!42)6%2&!2-,/#!4)/.s&!2-,!.$s-/5.4!).&/2%34s(/-%s,!+%&2/.4 DIRECTIONS FOR SALE: All properties at the other 5 locations will sell from under the large tent here: From Downtown Newport take Hwy. 321 North, go 3.5 mi. Turn right on Good Hope Rd. Go 0.8 mi., turn right on Secluded River Cr. Go 1.1 mi., turn right on Fairfax Rd. Go 0.2 mi. to Sale Day Auction Site #1 on right.

SATURDAY,, JULY 3RD,, 2010,, 10:30 AM HOUSEWIDE SALE: Huge! 9 pc. formal dining set, coffee tables, rockers, jewelry & armoire, desk, bookshelf, stereo, toys, piano, crystal, old books, fine china, Christmas decor, bells, lenox birds, tools, much more! Fri. & Sat. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. (early shoppers Fri. 6:30 for $5.00). 246 Dove Dr., New Center.

SITE #1: 40 AC. RIVERFRONT FARM, 6 TRACTS - EVERYTHING SELLS FROM THIS SITE SITE #2: 193 ACRES ROCKY TOP ESTATES IN 18 TRACTS 1-70 ACRES EACH SITE #3: TWO 3+ACRE TRACTS, WHISPER WIND SITE #4: NEWER 1500 SQ. FT. HOME NEAR COSBY SCHOOL SITE #5: 25+ ACRES DOUGLAS LAKEFRONT RECREATIONAL PROPERTY SITE #6: 5+ WOODED ACRES NEAR PARROTTSVILLE TO BE SOLD HIGH BIDDER CHOICE-NO REGROUPING 10% BUYERS PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO EACH SUCCESSFUL BID

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LEADERS IN REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS SINCE 1953

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

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

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The Mountain Press Â&#x2039; Friday, June 25, 2010 696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

699 HOME RENTALS

REALTY PLUS 428-8155

Now Leasing, New Apartments in Gatlinburg 2BR/2BA $495

behind GP High School near trolley stop 2 BR / 1 BA $585/mo.

2 & 3 BR Homes

Call (865) 436-3565

Pine Knob Mountain View

RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545.00 to $695.00 865-429-2962

Swimming Pool

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

405-2116

865-933-0504

SEVIERVILLE Free credit check, 7 days free rent, salt water pool, 2BR, 2BA, 1,114 sq. ft. $675.00 & up. 865429-4470.

2BD 5 min. from Sev. $135/wk. 1st, last + damage deposit due. References, no pets, no smoking. 621-2300.

697 CONDO RENTALS

2BR 2BA $130 weekly + $500 security or $500 mth + $500 security. 933-8185 2BR/1BA near Fairgounds, Sev. Call 397-0685 or 8505428. Kodak 3BR Trailer Exit 407. Private-on farm-includes water. $500 per mo. $500 deposit. 6 mo lease-ref req- Bk check. 865-3106510 or 310-6627

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

Low Income 1BR some furniture. 865-654-8702

Studio condo on Pkwy, furn, util. inc., wifi, cbl, indr pool $200/ wk 540-397-4977.

699 HOME RENTALS

698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

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

2 & 3BR mobile homes for rent Must have refs. No Pets. Call for info 428-3096

1BR/1.5BA, fully furn. Log Cabin. Convenient to Gat. & PF. $250/wk, all utilities incl. 865292-9162.

3 BD / 2 BA 1 Car Garage

$745/mo. (865) 908-6789

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3 BR / 2 BA WITH GARAGE IN KODAK AREA $950.00/MO. + DEP. NO PETS. 865-712-5238 Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek. Fully furnished. Utilities included. $200 & up per week 850-2487 2 BR w/loft on Nichlos St. $550/mo with $500 Dep. 865932-9691. 2 Story House, 3BR/ 2BA house near Dollywood. Carport, deck, 1 acre lot, $895/mo. 865654-9150. 2BR/1BA, newly remodeled. Douglas Dam area. $625/ mo. + security dep. No pets. 865-4281277. 3 Br, 2 1/2 Bath home in woods. $750.00 + SD. 1 yr lease. 865-774-6796. 3BR 2BA in Sevierville area. $750 mth $750 dep. No pets. Call 680-4615 3BR/2BA Home in Gat. Fully furn. $325/wk All utilities incl. 865-292-9162. 3BR/2BA House, centrally located off Veterans Blvd. $750/mo., Dep. required, credit ck. Avail. immediately. Call 865-323-3457.

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

699 HOME RENTALS

New Homes Under Construction: Sevierville: Call Renee'/Alicia Approx. 1620 SF 3/2 Gar. $170,000. Approx. 1540 SF 3/2 Gar/Basement $154,900. Approx. 1462 SF 3/2 Gar. $159,900. Approx 1444 SF 3/2 Gar. $159,900. Kodak: Approx. 1400 SF 3/2 Gar. $149,900. Builder Blow Out New Town Home 2BR/ 2BA Awesome views! Lg. Master BR, Stainless Appl. $93,900 Call Alicia. OWNER FINANCING 2 - 2BR CABINS NEXT TO DOLLYWOOD on rental program. $15,000 DOWN $255,000. Call Reneeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Comm./Res. 210â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Road Frontage on 1 Ac. $120,000. Call Reneeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Level 1+ Acre Lot w/views $19,000. Call Reneeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Reneeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Weiss 865-680-5564. Alicia Roy 865-809-3420

710 HOMES FOR SALE Custom Homes, Additions, Garages, & Remodel Coplen Construction, 865654-6691. FSBO in Pigeon Forge 3BR 2BA, lg kitchen, fp, util rm w/ sink, landscaped lg lot. Must see! $145,000 865-7747650 Rancher lease option 3Br, 2Ba, 1,870 sf. Den $164,000. 1433 Cherokee Cr. 966-9354.

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

720 LAKE & RESORT PROPERTY Waterfront, Douglas Lake, 11 ac. Make offer. Must sell. Near Dollywood. Bob 865-908-8888.

607 Haggard Drive

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

$159,900

FSBO Open House at 221 Woodland Rd #212, Gatlinburg. Fri 6/25 4-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm.

NEW SINGLE WIDES & DOUBLE WIDES

1992 Mercedes 190E for sale. 4 door, silver, runs great. 865-453-5968

EZY PURCHASE HOTLINE WE LOVE TRADES HAVE LAND

FSBO: 5.5 acres, 2800 sq. ft. shop. Powder Springs area. $115,000. 865712-5067.

721 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Call 865-850-7253 for directions. Rhonda Jernigan Prime Choice Realty

943 AUTOMOBILE SALES

718 LAND FOR SALE

712 OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, June 27th 1 PM - 3 PM

829 MANUFACTURED HOME SALES

945 TRUCK SALES

865-453-7523 NEW D WIDES SETUP PRIVATE LAND WOW BOYDS CREEK IN SEVIERVILLE AND EXIT 417 EZY EZY HOTLINE # 865-453-2931 Nice 3BR Doublewide with Family room, All Appliances. Will move to your land or family lane, WAC, Call Bill @ 865-360-9959.

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

909 BOAT SALES Pontoon 2002 Weers 20 ft. 2003 90 HP. Johnson, AM/FM, CD Radio, Horn, Headlights, Shade Top, Ladder for Swimmers, Trailer. Mint condition $7,800. 335-5727. 941 SUV SALES

831 MOBILE HOME PARK LOTS

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

Tent Sites Indian Camp Creek

943 AUTOMOBILE SALES

Rent by day or week. Utilities & wiďŹ Bathhouse Available Near the Park 850-2487

714 LOTS FOR SALE

837 CAMPER SALES

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

1995 Camper, Catalina Kroger. Like new. Fully furn. Sleeps 4. 865-850-0521.

1966 Ford Galaxy. 289 Auto. $2700. Call Benny 865607-6542.

2002 JAGUAR X-type, 3.0, gray w/black interior. Nice car. $4000 OBO. Call 865-607-6542.

1984 3/4 ton Chevy Truck. King cab. Collector model. Good farm truck. $2500. 1995 Pontiac GrandAm. $600 Call 865-201 4902. Pick-Ups for sale Fords 1988 F150 1995 F150 1995 F250 All good work trucks. 1135 Old Newport Hwy Call 776-1051 for info Sat 8am

Warehouse Tool Sale Truck tool boxes, shop tools, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; glass roll around, glass tools, truck glass rack, scaffolding. 1135 Old Newport Hwy Call 776-1051 for info Wed & Sat 8am 950 MOTORCYCLE SALES

2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Classic. 16,504 mi., silver. Lots of additional accessories. $5,000. No trades. 865-603-0813. In Gatlinburg.

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

SEVIERVILLE, TN PREMIER COMMERCIAL

OWNER TERMS NO QUALIFYING

13.63 ACRE TRACT FRONTS HIGHWAY 66 #1 ROUTE TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS Land has been in same family over 60 years A very rare opportunity to buy Land sells in 1 tract to highest bidder

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DIRECTIONS: On East side of Hwy. 66, WinďŹ eld Dunn Parkway, between Downtown Sevierville and Exit 407 of I-40 across from Clarion Inn. TERMS: REAL ESTA TATE: 10% Deposit day of sale, balance due at closing within 30 days. All successful bidders will be required to sign a note for the deposit amount with the contract, in addition to deposit paid day of sale. Note shall become null and void when buyer shall complete all requirements for closing as set out in their contract. PERSONAL PROPERTY: Cash or good check day of sale. 10% BUYERS PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO EACH SUCCESSFUL BID

www.McCarterAuction.com sold@mccarterauction.com

Toll Free: 1-877-282-8467

LEADERS IN REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS SINCE 1953

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

Auc. Lic. #335 Real Est. Lic. #214075 Keith Shults Brent Shults Lisa M. Carroll Megan McCarter Cates Amanda M. Williams

WE SELL THE EARTH

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

ABSOLUTE FARM

4BR 3BA 2300 sq ft. Garage. Sev. $1200 mth + dep. 865-654-0222

by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

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BELLE MEADOWS Available in July 4BR/2BA, 2 car garage. Approx. 1870 sq. ft. $1,200 865-429-2962

NEW BIBLE Jumble Books Go To: http://www.tyndale.com/jumble/

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

Log Cabin in Gatlinburg, 1BR partially furn. $600. + elec. Water furn. NO PETS! Ref. req. 865-430-9082. P.F.

Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hills: 3BR/2BA, newly remodeled, new carpet, FP, all appl., w/d, $900 mo. 1 yr. lease, 865-385-9530.

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

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ANTIQUES, HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS, TRACTOR, EQUIPMENT, TOOLS FARM DIVIDED INTO 3 NICE TRACTS WITH 2 OVER 12 ACRES EACH

SATURDAY, JUNE 26

, 2010, 10:30 A.M.

'%.4,92/,,).',53('2%%.0!3452%,!.$s(!.$9,/#!4)/.7)4(3#%.)#-/5.4!).6)%73 3(/24$2)6%4/+./86),,% 3%6)%26),,% *%&&%23/.#)49s+5"54),)497!4%2!.$0/7%2 DIRECTIONS: From Knoxville take Hwy. 11-E to Strawberry Plains. Turn right on Hwy 139 and go 1 mile. Turn left on Blue Springs Rd., go 1 mile to Auction Site on left. From I-40 Exit 407 (near Bass Pro Shops) in Sevierville, take Snyder Rd. North, go 2.6 mi. to Asheville Hwy. 25/70. Go straight across onto Hwy. 139 and go 4.4 mi. Turn right on Blue Springs Rd. and go 1 mile to Auction Site on left. TERMS: REAL ESTATE: 10% Deposit day of sale, balance due at closing within 30 days. All successful bidders will be required to sign a note for the deposit amount with the contract, in addition to deposit paid day of sale. Note shall become null and void when buyer shall complete all requirements for closing as set out in their contract. PERSONAL PROPERTY: Cash or good check day of sale.

OPEN HOUSE F Friday, June 25th, 4:00p.m. til dark and Saturday before sale GREAT FOR HORSES OR CATTLE TRACT #2 is improved with an older, one-level farm house with 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, 2-car detached garage/workshop, and nice large barn. All of this is located on level 1.2 acres. TRACT #1 has 12.6 beautiful acres and has frontage on Blue Springs Road and Shiloh Circle, and is improved with a nice large barn. TRACT #3 has 12.6 nice acres fronting Blue Springs Road in 2 places and is also improved with a good barn. Tracts #1 and 3 gently slope upward toward the back and have gorgeous building sites with outstanding mountain views. $RIVEOVERTHISNICEFARMANDENJOYTHEVIEWS 7ELOOKFORWARDTOSEEINGYOUATTHISEXCITINGHOMEPLACE 7 !UCTION 0ERSONAL 0ROPERTYBELONGINGTO 0OPPY.ICHOLS -ASSEY&ERGUSON4RACTOR$IESEL3ER!s"IG,EE, 2OTARY-OWER 0T(ITCHs#RAFTSMAN,42IDING-OWER)NTEK(6 s-URRAY3ELECT2IDING-OWERvHPs-URRAY #LASSIC0USH-OWERvHPs3EVERAL,ADDERSs3AWHORSESsWHEELBARROWs%XCELSIOR""0USH 0EDAL3EWING-ACHINEs5TILITY4ABLEs7OOD$ESKs3ETOF7OOD(EAD&OOTBOARDSs7OOD Y 4ABLES 4YPEWRITER 7OOD0ODIUMs$ESKs3HELVESs6ARIOUS3HOP4OOLSsWRENCHES /AK$INING ROOM4ABLEWCHAIRSs4%!#! 3TEREO#ASSETTE$ECKs#HARGE!IR0RO!IR#OMPRESSOR HPGALs3HOP6ACs&LOOR*ACKs7ATERLOO4OOL#HESTs#UMMINS-ACK($%LECTRIC"ENCH'RINDERs!NTIQUE)RON.ON FUNCTIONALs3EVERAL%ND4ABLES 2EADING#HAIR #OUCHs0HONE4ABLE s 4IER4ABLEs#OFFEE4ABLEs#LASSIC3EWING-ACHINE "EDROOM3UITEs"EDW(EAD&OOTBOARDSsVANITIESW-IRRORS3TOOLSs!RVIN3OLID3TATE3TEREOPHONIC4URNTABLEs6ARIOUS$ISHES 'LASSWAREs"OOKSHELFs FLOOR,AMPs2IVERSIDE$AIRY#LEAR'LASS-ILK"OTTLEs#HESTOF$RAWERSs/AK7ARDROBE $RESSORW-IRROR %ND4ABLEW$OORSs#EDAR(OPE#HESTs'%7ASHING -ACHINEs7ASHROOM#ABINETs7OOD)RONING"OARDs(OTPOINT$RYERs3MALL#HEST&REEZERs2EFRIGERATORs-ANY-ORE)TEMS 4/"%3/,$()'(")$$%2#(/)#% ./2%'2/50).' "59%2302%-)5-7),,"%!$$%$4/%!#(35##%33&5,")$

www.McCarterAuction.com sold@mccarterauction.com

LEADERS IN REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS SINCE 1953

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

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

WE SELL THE EARTH

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

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


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The Mountain Press ◆ Friday, June 25, 2010

CARL HATCHER FURNITURE

1/2 OFF 1/2

THE STORE

12

Many Summer Clearance items reduced storewide. "UYASOFA GETTHE -ATCHING,OVESEAT

HALF OFF!

3OFASNOTPARTOF#LEARANCE

"UYA2ECLINER

GETTHENEXTONE

HALF OFF!

IN-STOCK ONLY

MONTHS SAME AS CASH

HALF OFF! "UYABEDROOMSUITEGETA &2%%NIGHTSTAND !.$ANYMATTRESSSET

HALF OFF! !LLLAMPS

HALF OFF!

"ROYHILLs,A : "OYs3ERTAs,ANE In Stock Items Only! All items subject to prior sale. Does not apply to previous purchases or any other offers.

307 Court Avenue Sevierville, TN 37862 (865) 453-3620 www.carlhatcherfurniture.com

Store Hours:

Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30-6:00pm Wed. 8:30-5:00pm & Sat. 8:30-4:00pm

Friday, June 25, 2010  

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