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5BP dealers getting fed up Frustrated station owners want help to overcome losses NATION, Page A18

Blountville called the inheritance tax a disincentive for retirees to move to Tennessee. “Tennessee is a great place to live and a terrible place to die,” Ramsey said. All three candidates also said they want to get rid of the state’s Hall income tax on interest and dividends when economic conditions permit.

“As soon you can see daylight, get rid of the Hall tax,” Wamp said. “That’s probably two years from now.” Wamp was alone among the three candidates in saying he would curb corporate franchise and excise taxes. The state levies a 6.5 percent excise tax on

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From left, Bruce Parker, Bill HIcks and Harvey Finwick prepare to take part in a global event for amateur radio operators.

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HENDERSONVILLE — Tennessee’s taxes on inheritance, investments and businesses are levies the state’s Republican gubernatorial candidates say that they would consider cutting if elected. The state’s 5.5 percent sales

tax on groceries did not make any of the three Republicans’ list when asked at a forum hosted by the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce earlier this month about which taxes they would cut. Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga and state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of

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the simulation is using power that isn’t supplied by a commercial service — and put up antennas. From 2 p.m. Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday, KODAK — If you swung by their goal was to contact as many Northview Optimist Park in other operators as they could. It’s Kodak Saturday or Sunday, you meant to simulate what they might had a chance to talk directly to someone across the world without have to do in a major emergency, leaving Sevier County or running albeit one might hope not on such a global scale. up a big long distance bill. “It’s basically a 24-hour compeSevier County Emergency tition,” said Verna Finwick, public Radio Service took part over the information officer for the group. weekend in an annual field day Some of the members planned to for amateur radio operators. The stick around overnight, to keep trying idea is to simulate an emergency where cable and satellite commu- to communicate with people in other time zones. They can contact friends nications are disabled, meaning they’ve made on their radios, but only ham radio operators might have once — no points are awarded for the main way of communicating duplicate contacts. over long distances. In the meantime, if people Members of the group came out early to set up a generator — part of came by, they could join in a radio conversation with whom-

ever they were talking to. It’s one of the things they like to do, to get people interested, Finwick said. “We were at a Boy Scout Jamboree Thursday and a lot of the scouts broadcast,” she said. Amateur radio operators must go through training before they’re permitted to broadcast on their own, she explained, but anyone can do it as long as a certified broadcaster is with them. While many of them train to be ready in case of an emergency, amateur radio operators still use their equipment for a hobby, too. One member of the group has regular conversations with a friend in Ireland. “We’ve got it set up on a schedule,” he said. n jfarrell@themountainpress.com

Farmers market ‘produces’ memories By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer GATLINBURG — Gatlinburg’s new farmers market reminds some local folks of a bygone era for the city when there were a lot more local folks selling their goods than there have been for a while. The new market is being held from 8 until 11:30 a.m. Saturdays in a portion of the parking lot for Alamo Steakhouse on Highway 321. It started a few weeks ago, but organizers set the grand opening for last week because they figured they’d start getting more produce by Jeff Farrell/The Mountain Press then. Vendors and custom- Edward Fitch and Lynda Baugh look over some of the items offered ers seemed impressed by Tracy Gebhardt of Cotton Creek Soap Co. during the farmers market at the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot in Gatlinburg. The event is See MARKET, Page A4 scheduled every Saturday morning through Nov. 20.

PIGEON FORGE — City officials will get their chance to vote on a proposed increase to certain trash collection services when they meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Hall. On the agenda for the commissioners’ regular session is a change to the fee schedule for that city program, though the minor increase will only apply to certain commercial customers. Those businesses that use 4-yard and 8-yard collection bins would be the ones paying the extra fee if it’s approved. The plan is to bump those rates up $2 each, bringing the charge for 4-yard customers to $8 and those for 8-yard to $14. The move is part of an attempt to help shore up what started as a $2.9 million budget shortfall, with tax revenue projections lower for the coming years. It is the only fee or tax increase in the plan that eventually eliminated that gap, largely thanks to recalculation of expected income thanks to higher-than-anticipated tax forecasts from the state. Even with the small bump, City Recorder Dennis Clabo told the commissioners during a work session last month the city will continue to operate its trash services mainly with money from tax collections, with the fees coming nowhere close to covered the costs. At least one official has expressed his opposition to the move, though. Commissioner Randal Robinson worried the change might put a significant burden on some businesses. He said conversations he had with friends who own commercial enterprises in the city convinced him that, while the $2 increase may seem minor to some, it will add up for some of those who produce the sales taxes that keep Pigeon Forge running. However, Robinson said he was unaware the city isn’t at least breaking even on trash collection. While it’s not clear that changed his mind See PFCC, Page A4


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Fodor’s Travel Submitted Report PITTMAN CENTER — Buckhorn Inn has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel as a 2010 Fodor’s Choice selection. This recognizes Buckhorn Inn as a leader for service, quality and value. Since 1988, Fodor’s Travel has been awarding the choice distinction. Every year, its writers evaluate thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions in their travels. Only 15 percent of those selections are awarded Fodor’s Choice designation.

Buckhorn Inn receives recognition in the current Fodor’s guidebook to this region and on Fodors.com. Buckhorn Inn was recognized in 2001 as one of the most unique lodging establishments in the United States. Innkeeper Lee Mellor said she and her husband John were delighted to be recognized. “While many of us like to use the Internet as a source of travel reviews and information, there is nothing more trustworthy than the unbiased information and reviews in Fodor’s travel books and

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A bouquet of field greens graces a table overlooking the Smokies from Buckhorn Inn in Pittman Center. on their Web site,” she said. Established in 1938, Buckhorn Inn offers traditional rooms, suites,

cottages and guesthouses on its 30-acre site overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains. It also offers dinner each evening.

Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House Inc., has provided travel information for more than 70 years.

Summer activities good analogies for long-term plans By PATRICK PIDKOWICZ Now that summer is officially here, you may be looking forward to vacations, barbecues, ballgames and other events of the season. But even while you’re engaged in these activities, you can’t forget about other aspects of your life — such as your plans to achieve your long-term financial goals. However, your summer activities can actually provide you with some valuable lessons on managing your investment strategy. Here are a few possibilities: n Plan your trip. If you’re taking a long road trip this summer, you’ll need to choose your vehicle, map out your route, determine how far you want to go each day and be quite certain of your destination. And, essentially, the same is true for your investment strategy. You need to choose the right investment vehicles, familiarize yourself with your ultimate goals (such as a comfortable retirement) and

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zon. Of course, diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against loss, but it can help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. chart your progress along the n Keep yourself “hydrated.” way. When you’re outside on hot n Try to avoid getting burned. days, you can lose a lot of fluIf you’re going to spend a lot ids, so you need to drink plenty of time outdoors this summer, of liquids to remain hydrated. you may need to apply some As an investor, you also need a sunscreen. But you don’t have reasonable amount of liquidity. to be exposed to the sun to get In the severe market downturn “burned” — it can happen in the of 2008 and early 2009, many investment world, too. However, investors found they had insufyou can help prevent this from ficient amounts of the type of happening. How? By building liquid investments — cash and a diversified portfolio. If most cash equivalents — that held up of your money is tied up in just better than other, more aggresone type of investment, and that sive vehicles. Furthermore, if you asset class falls victim to a down- are relatively illiquid, you may turn, your portfolio could take have to dip into your longerbig hit. But while some investterm investments to pay for ments are moving down, other short-term emergency needs. Try may be moving up, so it makes to always keep an adequate level sense to spread your money of liquidity in your holdings. among a range of vehicles appron Dress for the season. As you priate for your risk tolerance, go about your summer activiinvestment goals and time hori- ties, you won’t always wear the

same clothes. On hot days, you might want to wear shorts, but on cool, rainy days, you might need heavier items or even a raincoat. And as you go through life, you may need to adjust your investment approach depending on your individual financial “season.” For example, early in your career, you might be able to afford to invest more aggressively, as you’ll have more opportunities to recover from the inevitable short-term downturns. As you close in on retirement, though, you may need to take a more conservative approach so that you can lower your investment risk when you need to access your money. So there you have them — some ideas for “summertime investing.” Use them wisely, and they may be of value to you long after summer is over. — This column was provided by J. Patrick Pidkowicz, investment representative for Edward Jones in Sevierville.

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PIGEON FORGE — SmartBank has announced the addition of two new officers to its team. Gus Floodquist will serve the Gatlinburg location as vice president and lending officer. Bryan Johnson joins the Knoxville team serving as vice president and controller. SmartBank President and CEO Billy Carroll said, “The bank has had an outstanding start our first three and one-half years and we are fortunate to continue to add associates to our team with the experience and talent that Gus and Bryan

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possess. Recruiting exceptional people who are willing to share a common vision and work together is an essential component to successful business and that’s what we are striving for at SmartBank.” Floodquist brings over 18 years of experience in customer relations and management and has worked in the local banking community for

over six years. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1991 with a bachelor of arts, and completed the Graduate School of Banking in Baton Rouge in 2007. He is a member of the Gatlinburg Rotary Club and a graduate of Leadership Sevier. He is a member of Alder Branch Baptist Church and resides in Sevierville with his wife Julie and their son Skyler. Johnson was previously employed with Moon Capital Management where he was the head of research. He received a bachelor of science in economics from the United States Military Academy

Citizens National Bank earns highest rating for reinvesting Submitted Report Citizens National Bank has achieved the highest rating — “Outstanding” — for the most recent exam of the Community Reinvestment Act performed by the Comptroller of the Currency, Nashville office. The rating is the highest possible by federal regulars and was awarded to only 12 other banks in Tennessee and less

than 7 percent of banks nationally. The performance evaluation covers the period of April 20, 2006 through April 5, 2010, and is a scope review of the institution’s record of meeting the credit needs of the community, including low- and moderateincome neighborhoods. “We are extremely proud to have earned an Outstanding rating by our federal regulators for our CRA performance,” said

David C. Verble, president and CEO of Citizens National. “Achieving the highest CRA rating reflects our commitment to understanding the needs of all of our customers, developing innovative products, creating partnerships within our communities and being leaders,” added Verble. To obtain more information about the latest ratings of financial institutions, visit www.ffiec. gov/craratings.

at West Point in 1991. He also received his doctor of jurisprudence and master’s of business administration from UT in 2000. He is a chartered financial analyst and attorney and a member of the Tennessee Bar. He served as an officer in the Army from 1991-1996. Johnson also worked as an adjunct professor for UT. He and his wife, Heidi reside in Knoxville.

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PIGEON FORGE — Tyler Huskey has been named a member and shareholder of Gentry, Tipton & McLemore P.C., a law firm with offices in Pigeon Forge and Knoxville. Tim McLemore, president of the firm, said, “Tyler has been a valuable employee of our firm since 2003 and we are honored to have him as a shareholder. He has proven himself to be a successful and capable lawyer and has been instrumental in the expansion of our practice.” Huskey practices at the Pigeon Forge location, and his practice focuses primarily on business/commercial law, banking, real estate and bankruptcy law. Jim Tipton, one of the founding members of the firm, said, “We are proud of Tyler, not just for his legal abilities and accomplishments, but also for his hard work and dedication to his clients, his community and his family.” Huskey grew up in Sevierville and is a graduate of Sevier County High School. He is the son of former State Rep. Larry Huskey and Judith Balkcom and now resides in Pittman Center with his family. Before entering private practice, he served as law clerk to the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Huskey is a member of the 2009 class of Leadership Sevier and is a member of the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club and serves on the Advisory Council for the Salvation Army of Sevierville and the board of directors of Cherish the Child Foundation. Find custom window coverings that fit your style!

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Carousel Gardens holds ribbon cutting Submitted Report GATLINBURG — Carousel Gardens, a complex featuring local artwork, specialty shops, a restaurant, and an outdoor courtyard, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting, guided tours, live entertainment and demonstrations. Carousel Gardens is owned by Brownlee and Kelley Reagan. “We came up with the concept of

Carousel Gardens because we wanted to bring back the local traditions that made Gatlinburg the premier destination of the Smoky Mountains years ago...” said Brownlee Reagan. He opened it in March, after fire had destroyed much of the older building. Carousel Gardens includes Originals Fine Art Gallery, At a Glance Gallery, Lulu’s Cookie Gallery and The Shops at Carousel Gardens. Sweetpeas’s Café and Antique

Lounge, previously known as Desserts & More in The Village, is now in Carousel Gardens, located at at traffic light 3. The final phase of the project, the Gatlinburg Heritage Museum, is scheduled to be completed in summer 2011. The complex is located at 458 Parkway in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. For more Information, call 430-7334, or visit  shopsatcarouselgardens.com.

Many fail to plan for realities of retirement Submitted Report Where does your retirement plan stand? Although this phase in everyone’s life looms in the future, many people fail to set aside the money they will need to fund a healthy and happy retirement. Others who have saved diligently over time may have been hit hard by the stock market declines of the last couple of years, finding that their nest egg has declined sharply in value. If you’re not sure what your next best step might be, the Tennessee Society of CPAs offers this advice for anyone dealing with the new realities of retirement. It’s Still Smart to Save Even if your retirement portfolio took a beating in the stock market last year, don’t throw up your hands and stop contributing to your plan altogether. You will still need to pay for your expenses in retire-

ment, and it’s smart to have more than Social Security payments to cover your costs. If you’ve been burned in the markets and are reluctant to dive in again, you may want to choose investments that are least subject to market volatility and less likely to decline in value. If you’re uncertain about the best choices, speak to a trusted business adviser, like your CPA, about your best investment options. But don’t stop saving now or you’re sure to regret it later. Assess Your Situation The news has been full of stories of people whose retirements have been affected by market volatility, but don’t immediately assume you’re in the same boat. Instead, make a careful analysis of your financial situation to see where you stand. Do you know if your retirement portfolio will still cover your income needs in retirement?

The CPA profession’s 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy program offers free resources to help you get started on answering that question. On the program’s Web site, www.360financialliteracy. org, you’ll find tools to assist you in evaluating how much money you’ll need in retirement and closing gaps in your retirement income. Once you understand a little more about your expenses down the road, you can make better savings and investment decisions today. Consider Ways to Increase Your Nest Egg At what age do you plan to retire? Obviously, the longer you work the more money you’ll be able to set aside for your retirement account. And, of course, by continuing on the job you delay the point when you begin withdrawing from your retirement savings, which means there will be more

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Submitted Report SEVIERVILLE — New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb will be at the King Family Library for a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 16. The Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association will have an information table there with well-read and overstock copies of Sharyn’s books to sell. Books-AMillion will have copies of her new book “Devil Amoungst the Lawyers.” McCrumb returns to her highly acclaimed Appalachian Ballad series after an eight-year hiatus with her new novel, “The Devil Amongst The Lawyers.” Featuring McCrumb’s classic storytelling, the hill towns her readers have come to love, and the return of her most beloved character, Nora Bonesteel, the novel is certain to delight her legion of fans, who have been eagerly awaiting the return of this hugely popular Southern literary series. A striking return to the lands, ballads, and characters upon which she made her name, “The Devil Amongst The Lawyers” is a testament to Sharyn McCrumb’s lyrical and poetic writing. Inspired by the real-life 1935 murder trial of a young woman in Wise County, Va., the novel is written with an extraordinary sense of time and place and is filled with unforgettable characters, rich historical detail, and compelling insights into Appalachian tradition and culture. Sharyn McCrumb is the bestselling author of “The Rosewood Casket,” “She

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SEVIERVILLE — The Barker Lounge will hold its grand opening and ribbon-cutting from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at 1301 W. Main St. The Barker Lounge is independently owned and operated by Lory and Larry Popps, residents of Sevierville. The business is located to the west of Winfield Dunn Parkway on Chapman Highway/U.S. 441, approximately 1.25 miles on the left. The Barker Lounge offers all-day cageless dog day care, overnight boarding, grooming and training services. The facility has over 9,000 square feet of indoor cageless play areas; over 8,000 square feet of secure, gated outdoor play areas; climate control; indoor and outdoor security cameras monitored 24 hours per day; state-of-the-art air purification/filtration system; standard and luxury sized private boarding suites; quiet time accommodations; and a VIP room for birthday parties or private dog events. Members of the staff are all Pet Tech aid certified. A full-time groomer is available, and prices vary based on size and breed. A licensed dog trainer is available full-time and is certified in dog training and CPR. The facility is licensed by the state and Sevier County in addition to being a member of the Pet Care Services Association and Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. The facility sells merchandise ranging from Nature’s Valley — Prairie (holistic) dog and puppy food.

Wilderness Resort hosts gymnastics vacation meet Submitted Report

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In Memoriam

Robert Eugene McGill

Robert Eugene McGill, age 63, of Sevierville, passed away, Saturday, June 26, 2010. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lizzie Hurst, father, Huse McGill, brother, Billy Ray McGill, sister, Gayle McMahan, and uncle, Bill Hurst. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Joshua McGill and wife, Denise; mother, Dicie McGill; brothers and sisters-inlaw, Eddie McGill and wife, Vicki and Randall McGill and wife, Joan; sisters and brothersin-law, Brenda Pollard and husband, Fred, and Glenda Shrader; special nephew, Tim McGill; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to send a special thanks to his family and to all his special friends at Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service 7 p.m. Monday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Shook, Rev. Robert Settle, and Rev. Danny Suttles officiating. Family and friends will leave Atchley Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for 11 a.m. internment in Middle Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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Mattie S. Murrell

Mattie S. Murrell, age 97, of Pigeon Forge, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 26, 2010. She was the oldest member of Henderson Chapel Baptist Church and the Pine Grove Community. She loved her flowers, gardening, sewing and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvil, parents, George and Hettie Sharp, her brothers Paul, Mitchell, Fred, George and Freeman Sharp. Survived by: Son and daughter-in-law: Howard and Darlene Murrell; Grandchildren: Tim Murrell and wife Tammy, Tammie Jo Gillespie; Greatgrandchildren: Slade Murrell and wife Caroline, Heath Murrell and fiancé Ashley, Joyce McCall, Bailey Murrell, Tucker and Tyson Gillespie and one great-great grandson Riley Murrell and a great-great granddaughter due in November; Sister: Willie Fulton; Sister-in-law: Henrietta Sharp; Special friend: Oakie Sharp; Special caregiver and friend: Vivian Tullock The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Sevier County Health Care Center for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shiloh Memorial Cemetery, Lanning Wynn, Treasurer, 113 Joy Street, Sevierville, TN, 37862 The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM Monday with a funeral service to follow at 7 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville with Rev. Hudson Chesteen officiating. Interment 10 AM Tuesday in Shiloh Cemetery. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

Home intruder sleeps on couch DYERSBURG (AP) — Police in West Tennessee say they arrested a man who fell asleep after breaking into a home. The Dyersburg State Gazette reports that residents returned and found 22-year-old Craig Allen Thurmond asleep on the couch. Terry McCreight, an investigators for the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department, says officers determined that Thurmond once lived in the residence but had been asked to move.

income and a 0.25 percent franchise tax on businesses’ total property value. “Roll back the tax burden on small businesses ... and then we can grow this economy,” he said. Revenue Commissioner Reagan Farr said Wamp’s proposal “represents a fundamental misunderstanding of Tennessee’s business tax base.” About 10 percent of the 200,000 companies that pay business taxes in Tennessee pay 90 percent of the total taxes, Farr said. And 50,000 of the smallest businesses pay only the $100 annual minimum because owners can count earnings as personal income, which is untaxed because Tennessee has no income tax. “We already have the best incentive you can have for small business, and that is no income tax,” Farr said. “That just shows that Congressman Wamp has not done his homework.” Wamp spokesman Sam Edelen said in response to Farr’s comments that the congressman’s first aim would be to cut spending and that he “isn’t proposing any specific tax cuts at this time.” Ramsey said he’d phase in an end to the Hall income tax by first

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on the matter, he did drop the topic during the work session in which he brought it up. Also on the agenda for today’s session: n Ordinance 907 to set the property tax rate for the coming year (second reading) n Ordinance 908 to set the budget for the coming year (second reading)

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with what they found. “This is what the Glades (community) used to be like, and hopefully it’s coming back,” said Edward Fitch as he perused homemade soaps from Cotton Creek Soap Company. Owner Tracy Gebhart was selling eggs in addition to her soaps. By about 10:30 a.m. Saturday,

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exempting people over 65 years old. “We ask them to please save their money, please be frugal your whole life, so when you retire you have your own nest egg,” he said. “But, by the way, we’re going to tax that nest egg.” The state collected $91.5 million from the inheritance tax and $222 million from the Hall income tax in the last budget year, according to the Revenue Department. The department estimates that eliminating the Hall tax for seniors would cost the state about $48 million annually. Haslam, who has disclosed paying an average of about $100,000 per year in Hall income taxes, said he agreed with the need to cut that levy along with inheritance taxes. But he was the most vocal about the need for allowing the state’s economy to bounce back first. “When you’re a $1.5 billion in the hole, I don’t think I can sit here today and say my first year as governor we’re going to take that out,” he said. “Realistically, it’s not next year — it may be two years or three years before we can take on something like that.” Asked after another gubernatorial forum in Franklin why cutting the tax on groceries isn’t a priority, Haslam said it is too central to the state’s sales tax base to be cut. Sales

taxes account for two out of every three tax dollars collected in Tennessee. “If we’re going to be a sales tax-driven state, and we keep eliminating what we’re going to put the sales tax on, I don’t know how you’re going to generate enough revenue,” he said. Haslam said cutting the other taxes would be more manageable. “Taking away the estate tax, there’s a not a lot of dollars there,” he said. “Taking away the groceries, that’s a lot bigger impact.” Ramsey said at a recent campaign event in Memphis that the sales tax on groceries is “the most steady income that we have,” while taxes lag on other items like automobile sales and construction. “That’s the reason it’s hard to cut that, because that is our base,” he said. “And I think it’s offset — majorly offset — by the lack of taxes in other areas.” Wamp’s spokesman said the congressman “is not looking at any change in the grocery tax at this time,” but may consider it once revenues improve. “The most important thing to do right now is look for ways to stimulate capital investment and job creation in our state,” Edelen said. Jackson businessman Mike McWherter, son of former Gov. Ned

McWherter, is the lone Democrat in the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Phil Bredesen. McWherter has proposed creating tax breaks for small businesses similar to the incentives the state offers large investors. McWherter wouldn’t rule out lowering the sales tax on groceries. “During tough economic times, I understand that taxes on necessities can place a a difficult burden on working families,” he said in an e-mailed statement. “As governor, I would be open to looking at ways to reduce or eliminate the grocery tax as state revenues increase.” Farr, the current revenue commissioner, encouraged the candidates to think about restoring the state’s cash reserves before changing Tennessee’s tax base. “One reason Tennessee has been able to weather this storm when a lot of other states haven’t, is we had $1.5 billion in reserves, which allowed us to cushion the impact of the recession,” Farr said. “Had they just gone about cutting taxes left and right when times were good, we wouldn’t have had those reserves,” he said. ——— Associated Press Writer Adrian Sainz contributed to this report from Memphis.

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she’d sold out of eggs. Some other vendors had already sold out of all their merchandise and left by then, said Megan Jones, organizer of the market. The idea for the market had come up a few times, and several months ago some interested people got together and organized to see it happen. They’ve gotten support from the city and the community, and they’re pretty happy with what’s

happened so far, she said. “There’s never been a farmers market in Gatlinburg,” she said. “This is going to make the community even better. For Saturday’s event they had local produce, as well as potted plants and herbs people could grow around their homes if they want to get started. They had music and other entertainment, too. There’s no charge to come by, but vendors must pay

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Hundreds of people line up hand in hand as part of the Hands Across the Sand event in Pensacola Beach, Fla., on Saturday. Small amounts of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster have started coming ashore on the Florida and Alabama coast.

Alex not aiming at Gulf oil spill area — for now NEW ORLEANS — A tropical depression slamming into parts of Mexico isn’t taking aim at the massive Gulf oil spill — for now — though any system can quickly change course and send cleanup efforts grinding to a halt. The logistics of containing the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico are mind-boggling even in ideal conditions. Things become even more complicated with the approach of a storm system like Alex, which has pelted Belize, northern Guatemala and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with heavy rain. Any system with winds over 46 mph could force BP PLC to abandon efforts

to contain the flow for up to two weeks and delay the drilling of two relief wells that are the best hope of stopping it, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Saturday, shortly after Alex became the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. It has since weakened to a tropical depression. However, forecasters say Alex will cross over the Yucatan Peninsula back into the Gulf, where the warm waters could fuel it up to hurricane strength. It’s projected to hit Mexico again south of Texas and miss the spill, but officials are watching closely. “We all know the weather is unpredictable and we could have a sudden, last-minute change,” Allen said.

Emergency plans call for moving workers and equipment five days before gale-force winds are forecast to arrive at the half-square mile containment operation surrounding the blown-out well. Oil has been gushing since the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded 50 miles off Louisiana’s coast April 20, killing 11 workers. Nearly 39,000 people and more than 6,000 boats are working there, in other parts of the Gulf and on land to skim and corral the oil, protect hundreds of miles of coastline and clean fouled beaches. All of those efforts would have to be suspended if a storm threatened. At the well, the two

systems that have been capturing anywhere from 840,000 to 1.2 million gallons of oil a day would be unhooked, leaving oil to gush freely into the Gulf again. No one knows exactly how much is flowing, but worst-case estimates indicate it could be as much as 2.5 million gallons a day. Work would also stop on the two relief wells being drilled to take the pressure off the blown-out well, considered the only permanent solution. The first is on target for completion by mid-August, but there could be a significant delay if people and ships come ashore to ride out a storm. Despite the setback a suspension would represent, “the safety of life

6 kids killed in upstate New York fire FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — As a lethal fire intensified, one woman shoved an air conditioner out a window and then threw a 5-year-old boy out after it to safety, even as the blaze devoured a two-story house, killing six children. Two other adults tried in vain to rescue the children trapped inside the blazing building in a faded mill town along upstate New York’s Hudson River. Firefighters who raced to the house within four minutes of the call Saturday morning were repelled by intense flames that engulfed the building, burning so hot that it melted the siding off the house next door. “Everything was just fire,” said Bill Brown, first assistant chief of the Fort Edward Fire Department. “Top floor, bottom floor. I wasn’t risking any of my guys’ lives and putting them in danger to save someone who was probably already gone.” Five children in upstairs bedrooms and one in a downstairs bedroom died of smoke inhalation. The youngest, identified by family members as Abigail Smith, turned 1 on Thursday. It was the worst fire in memory in the tight-knit community, about 45 miles north of Albany. In 2002, four children died in a fire here. Five people — four adults and the 5-year-old boy, identified by family members as Noah Bosford — survived. Lewis Carl Smith Sr., the father of five of the children who died, and Samantha Cox, the mother of 8-year-old victim Paige Cox, were injured trying to rescue the kids. Samantha Cox was in critical condition at Westchester County Medical Center. Paige Cox’s stepmother, Rhoda Cox, said the little girl with blond hair and a big smile grew her hair long every year and donated the clippings to Locks Of Love. “She had a very huge heart,” Rhoda Cox said. Fire investigators scoured the charred wreckage Sunday for clues to a blaze. It could take investigators several days to determine what caused the fire. Investigators were still trying Sunday to figure out how many people lived in the house. Washington County Director of Public Safety William Cook said investigators believe the blaze started

in the living room on the first floor. They do not suspect foul play. The six, ages 1-12, died of smoke inhalation. Authorities did not identify them. But Florence Palazzo told The Associated Press that two of her daughters, 12-year-old Hope Palazzo-Smith and 6-year-old Mackenzie PalazzoSmith, died in the fire. The others who died were identified as Lewis Carl Smith Jr., age 7 or 8; and Emillie Smith, 3. “They were innocent kids,” Palazzo said. “None of them deserved this.” Lewis Carl Smith Sr. and girlfriend Samantha Cox were

in a first-floor bedroom when the fire broke out. The couple were injured trying to rescue the children, Cook said. He did not know the nature of their injuries. Cox was in critical condition at Westchester County Medical Center on Sunday. Donna Layton, the aunt of the elder Smith, said she spoke to him on the phone from the hospital. “He could hear the kids screaming to him, ’Daddy, help me!”’ said Layton. “It’s got to be terrifying to see your kids and not be able to help them.” The acrid smell of charred wood hung over the house

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is number one priority,” Allen said. Out in the Gulf, there is also concern about the thousands of feet of protective boom ringing numerous islands and beachfronts. Winds and waves could hurl the material, much of it soaked with oil, deep into marshes and woodlands. “What boom they don’t pick up — and there’s miles and miles of it, so there’s no way they can pick it all up — will end up back in the marsh,” said Ivor van Heerden, former deputy director of Louisiana State University’s Hurricane Center. Once a storm’s expected direction is determined, barges and crews plan to remove as much boom in its path as possible, said

Sam Phillips, solid waste permits administrator with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. The boom would be stored on barges so it could be put back in place quickly. “Obviously, it wouldn’t withstand a hurricane,” Phillips said. Workers probably would have enough time to retrieve most of the exposed boom, he said. “You can move a lot of boom in 48 hours, if that were your sole endeavor,” he said. “Can they get all of it? Probably not.” The spill — and the prospect of a hurricane whipping oily water into bayous and coastal communities — is also complicating the already complex hurricane planning that takes place each summer.

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The following service and facility schedules for the city of Sevierville will be in effect in observance of the Fourth of July holiday period: n Closed July 5: City Hall, Community Center, Civic Center, police records office, Sevierville Water Systems n Open July 5: City Park Family Aquatic Center, Eagle’s Landing Golf Club There will be no bulk/ junk collection on July 5. Those services will resume on July 6. n

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‘Pirates’ theme of reading effort

The Summer Reading Program for the Sevier County Public Library System includes stories, crafts, games, and special programs for preschool children through sixth grade. Children are urged to come dressed as a favorite pirate this week for a pirate’s adventure. The schedule: n Seymour Library: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. 5730728. n King Family Library: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. 3651666. n Kodak Library: 11 a.m. Friday. 933-0078. n

The Mountain Press is seeking recipes for the third edition of “Reader Recipes.” A maximum of five recipes per person is allowed in the contest where first-, secondand third-place honors will be awarded. The three finalists in each category will be asked to bring their prepared dish to a judging and photography session to determine the winners. The deadline for entries is July 2. Recipes can by sent by mail to P.O. Box 4810, Sevierville, TN 37864, or by e-mail to recipes@ themountainpress.com. For more information, call 428-0748 ext. 215. KODAK

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The Community Back to School Bash will be held Aug. 7 at Kodak United Methodist Church. The day will include inflatables, food, free haircuts for children, a magic show and free school supplies for children (K-12). Families must pre-register before July 31 and live in the Kodak area. KUMC is looking for local churches and businesses and volunteers to donate school supplies and other items. For more information and to register, e-mail to kodakback2school@ gmail.com or contact the church office at 933-5596.

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Cockfighting raid nets 100 on citations BENTON (AP) — Investigators have raided a cockfight in rural East Tennessee and more than 100 people have been charged with various misdemeanors. A Polk County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher said no one was arrested in the Saturday afternoon raid but between 100 and 150 people who were at the cockfight in a barn received misdemeanor offense tickets and are to appear in court Aug. 17. The raid involved the

Tennessee Highway Patrol and federal agencies. An e-mail statement from the Humane Society said agents seized about 150 roosters, many believed to have been carried in from other states. The Humane Society’s manager of animal fighting issues, John Goodwin, said in the statement that as long as cockfighting offenses remain a misdemeanor, Tennessee “will continue to be a magnet for cock-

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Friday night. Miller then sped away, running stop lights Driver shoots self before hetwo shot himself while driving down in police chase CLARKSVILLE (AP) — Ashland City Road. He A Clarksville driver shot then swerved and collided with two other himself during a police chase then collided with vehicles. Denny said people in two other vehicles. the other two vehicles Montgomery County were taken to Gateway Sheriff’s Office spokesMedical Center, but did man Ted Denny told not know the extent of The Leaf-Chronicle their injuries. Miller was that 25-year-old Robert Miller drove by the front pronounced dead at the of the sheriff’s office and scene. The sheriff’s office is waved a pistol in front of two deputies there on investigating.

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WORLD quote roundup “We’re seeing elements of progress, but this is going to be tough. ... We are engaged in the most aggressive operations in the history of the CIA in that part of the world, and the result is that we are disrupting their leadership.” — CIA Director Leon Panetta on the U.S. progress in Afghanistan

“They have got to be more competitive on their fuel costs to the retailers so we can be competitive on the street ... and bring back customers that we’ve lost.” — Bob Juckniess, who has seen sales drop 20 percent at some of his 10 BP-branded stations in the Chicago area

“There’s a pretty empty feeling right now because I think coming out of the first round, we felt that there was a real chance of doing something bigger.” — U.S. soccer coach Bob Bradley after a 2-1 overtime loss to Ghana eliminated the Americans in the knockout round of the World Cup

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In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending the First World War. In Independence, Mo., future president Harry S. Truman married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace.

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Many Good Samaritans among us This story is familiar to many of you; it’s one version of the “Golden Rule,” but stay with me, there is a terrific example and challenge ahead. Although the Bible is usually recognized as the source, the Golden Rule has its roots in a wide range of world cultures, and is a standard which different cultures use to resolve conflicts. It was present in the philosophies of ancient India, Greece, Judea, and China. Principal philosophers and religious figures have stated it in different ways. The Dalai Lama said, “Every religion emphasizes human improvement, love, respect for others, sharing other people’s suffering. On these lines every religion has more or less the same viewpoint and the same goal.” These facts suggest that the golden rule may be an important moral truth. The parable, or story, of the Good Samaritan really demonstrates the Golden Rule. The familiar phrase “good samaritan,” meaning someone who helps a stranger, comes from this parable, and many hospitals and charitable organizations are named after the Good Samaritan. A week ago Sunday, I went to the Verizon store to get some help before activating the service on a new phone that had been shipped to me to replace the one that had decided to act up. We have become very dependent on these things that will do everything for us. Darren was very helpful, as usual. I was driving a friend’s truck, and when I went out to drive home, the doors were locked and the key was in the ignition. Although we are spoiled with all kinds of gadgets, including electric door openers, I remembered that a wire coat hanger will help get in a locked vehicle. The auto parts store told me it was illegal to sell a Jimmy, a tool that car thieves use, and they did not have a wire hanger, nor did four other stores that I went in. An assistant manager at Food City gave me some wire that is used to bale cardboard cartons after they are crushed. So, in 97-degree heat, I attempted to get in the locked truck. Thirty minutes and two bottles of water later, the wire was well worn and the truck was still locked. I went back in the store to cool down and called a friend for some help. A gentleman heard the conversation and said, with great confidence, that he would help. It turns out that he is a mechanic for a police department in another city and he has a lock-out kit. Of course, he said that it was not in his truck, so he straightened out the wire and went to work. He went about the task with logic and skill and finally was able to hook the keys from the ignition. As he was pulling them towards the window, which was opened about an inch, they dropped on the floor. He was not discouraged and continued to work to retrieve the keys. I casually mentioned that this was just like fishing. He smiled and said; “That gives me an idea.” He walked over to his truck, pulled out a fishing pole and set about trying to hook the keys. After a few attempts he got them on the hook and, just like a fish, they slipped off. As if he does this every day, my new best friend walked over to his truck and put a bigger hook on the line. In two minutes the keys were securely on the hook and he reeled them in. You can imagine the gratitude and relief that we shared. A good deed like this should be rewarded, but this “Good Samaritan” would not accept anything. He said, “Oh no, I won’t take anything, just pass it on.” It’s obvious that he believes that we should “do unto others as we would have them do unto us.” The challenge is, do you believe that? Even more important, do you look for opportunities to demonstrate that belief? Our guests who visit us from all over the world are essential to the economy of our area. Will they go home and talk about meeting you? If so, what will they say? — Dave Gorden of Sevierville is a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame, past president of the National Speakers Association and one of the Authors of “Chicken Soup For the Adopted Soul.” E-mail Dave@davegorden.com.

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A fresh approach Our local farmers markets are treasures; be sure to visit them While it may be too hot even for East Tennessee, one refreshing thing summer does bring is an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local and area people. Store-bought tomatoes are OK, but they really can’t compare to a tomato grown and picked fresh from a local farm and sold to you for quick eating. In Sevier County there are three farmers markets open each week, featuring produce grown in this region. Gatlinburg’s farmers market is open from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturdays, in the parking lot of Alamo Restaurant on Highway 321. The Sevier Farmers Co-op has a farmers market each Wednesday and Saturday from 8-11:30 a.m. The co-op is on West Main Street across from the Food Lion/Big Lots shopping center. Seymour has a farm-

ers market open Saturdays from 7-11 a.m. in the parking lot of First Baptist Church on Chapman Highway. Each of these markets opens early and features fresh vegetables, fresh fruits and even some other products like honey and nuts. The prices are good, and you can pick out what you want. Local farmers markets are a great way for producers large and small to sell their goods to local people without having to travel great distances to do so. It gives small farmers and home gardeners a chance to find buyers for their food as well. And it keeps the money here so more fresh fruits and vegetables can be grown as well. Some of our local farmers are practicing organic methods of growing food, avoiding chemicals and pesti-

cides that some say can be harmful to people who ingest them in large quantities. Most grocery stores now feature organic food items as well, to meet an increasing demand for them by consumers. Local farmers markets also are enjoyable. You can meet your friends and neighbors. You can learn about new products you may never have tasted. You can pick out what you want. You can get good sources for food. And you can find good buys. Summers are hot and the pace slows down, but if you are an early riser and want a chance at some terrific locally grown food, visit one of our farmers markets. They won’t be around long; usually such markets end in September when the growing season ends.

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‘Editor: I would like to clarify something that was printed in the Public Forum section of the paper on June 23. Nancy Grant wrote a letter of commendation for the president of Kindness Counts, April Stone, and the group’s good works involving feral cats. We thank Ms. Grant for taking the time

to honor April and our volunteers with such public praise. In her letter, she mistakenly gave our mailing address of 134 Court Ave., Sevierville, TN 37864, as our physical office. At this time Kindness Counts does not have an office. We are a group of volunteers who meet at various places to coordinate our efforts and continue working to our goal of building a low cost spay/neuter/vaccination clinic, which will become our office here in Sevier County.

Many of your readers may recall seeing our name because of the wonderful article by Community Editor Gail Crutchfield titled, “When Kindness Really Counts,” and also in your Three Cheers section a few weeks ago. As always, we appreciate your time and coverage of our efforts towards the betterment of Sevier County. Jo Ann Dischinger Secretary Kindness Counts

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South Carolina headed for College World Series finals By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. — UCLA has won a nation-leading 106 NCAA championships in 17 sports. Not one of them is in baseball — yet. The Bruins’ chance is here, against South Carolina, in the best-of-three College World Series finals starting Monday night. “It’s obviously known as a basketball school with Coach Wooden and everything he did at UCLA and all the national championships and all the NBA players, and then certainly football has a rich tradition as well, and softball and gymnastics and volleyball and golf,” UCLA coach John Savage said Sunday.

“Every day we go in the Hall of Fame room and we go in the weight room and you see all the national championships, and baseball doesn’t have anything underneath it.” UCLA made it to the CWS 1969 and 1997 and went 0-2 each time. The Bruins are in the finals a year after finishing 27-29 and not making the 64-team NCAA tournament. They’ve ridden the strong pitching of starters Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer and Rob Rasmussen, and their offense has been timely, cranking out 15 hits in Saturday’s 10-3 win over TCU. South Carolina reached the CWS finals in 1975, 1977 and 2002, losing each time under the old tournament format that ended with a single national championship game. The

best-of-three finals started in 2003, a year too late for coach Ray Tanner and the Gamecocks. “Back when we were in this position before, we had finished on an early evening on a Friday, and we had a noon game on Saturday. It was set up for television,” Tanner said. “We were excited. We were energetic. It was a short turnaround and it wasn’t the best of three. Is that going to make it easier for us? Absolutely not. But I think it’s the way that it should be done. “Two teams left. Best of three. You get a variety of pitchers out there in the games, whether it’s a two-game or three-game set. We’re all used to the series mentality.” UCLA will start Cole (11-3), the New York Yankees’ 2008 first-round pick, in Game 1.

Tanner didn’t say his choice to start. He’s deciding among Blake Cooper (12-2), Tyler Webb (3-2) and Jay Brown (3-0). Cooper has started twice in the CWS but would be coming off only three days’ rest. The Gamecocks have won four elimination games to get to this point. They beat Oklahoma in 12 innings after being down to their last strike, and they got an improbable, complete-game, three-hitter from Michael Roth, a career situational reliever called on to start against Clemson on Friday. South Carolina wasn’t a top-10 team in the polls until mid to late April. The Gamecocks lost the Southeastern Conference regularseason title on the final weekend against Florida and went two-and-out in the SEC tournament.

Angry Johnson bumps by Busch

Tigers hammer Braves’ Hanson

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kurt Busch tried to bumpand-run past Jimmie Johnson for a win. What he really did was anger the four-time Cup champion. “I thought, I don’t care if I win this race or not,” Johnson said. “I don’t care if I finish this damn thing. I’m running into him and get by him one way or another.” Johnson paid back Busch with a poke of his own in the final stretch to surge ahead with two laps left and win the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday for his fifth victory of the season. “For sure, that’s what the fans want to see,” Johnson said. Busch grabbed the lead with about seven laps left when he nudged Johnson in the left rear and out of the way. Johnson ran down Busch and quickly got side-by-side to energize what had been a lackluster race on the 1.058mile track. Johnson put a little bump on Busch to move him up the track, allowing the No. 48 to slip underneath for the victory. His five wins tie Denny Hamlin for the series lead. “I’m not good at doing that stuff,” Johnson said. “Usually I crash myself in the process. So I tried it once and moved him. The second time I moved him out of the way and got by him.” Busch said his intention was to pass Johnson cleanly until he realized he could just push him out of his path. Johnson said he’d be surprised if Busch tried to purposely wreck him. “If that’s his intentions, that’d be the first time in nine years racing with him I’d experienced that,” Johnson said. “It definitely changes the way I race with him from that point on. I hate that he felt I wasn’t going to wreck him, because that was my goal, to wreck him.” “Strike that from the comments, he didn’t really mean that,” Johnson crew chief Chad Knaus interjected. Johnson didn’t believe there would be further retaliation. “He didn’t wreck me, so at the end of the day I guess I didn’t owe him,” Johnson said. The four-time defending champion pulled away to win his second straight race after taking the checkered flag last week on the road course at Infineon Raceway.

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Brennan Boesch homered and drove in three runs as the Detroit Tigers chased Tommy Hanson early and beat the Atlanta Braves 10-4 Sunday. Boesch hit an RBI single during a five-run fourth inning that finished Hanson (7-5). Boesch added a tworun homer, his 12th of the season and eighth in June, the next inning. Rookie Austin Jackson had three of Detroit’s 17 hits, including a two-run single in the big fourth. Justin Verlander (9-5) gave up six hits and four runs in seven innings as the Tigers avoided being swept. Hanson lasted only 3 2-3 innings for his second straight start. He gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks. Detroit manager Jim Leyland was ejected in the fourth for arguing a close call at first base. A day after umpire Gary Cederstrom acknowledged he mistakenly called strike three to end the Braves’ 4-3 win over the Tigers on Saturday night, Leyland took exception with a call by Fieldin Culbreth. Verlander was called out on a double-play grounder to shortstop Yunel Escobar with the bases loaded. Escobar threw to catcher Brian McCann to force out Carlos Guillen. McCann’s throw to first arrived about the same time as Verlander. As the crew chief, Cederstrom, stepped in between Leyland and Culbreth before walking with Leyland back to the dugout. Detroit led 1-0 before Hanson recorded an out. Jackson led off with a single, moved to second on Hanson’s errant pickoff attempt, and scored on a single by Ramon Santiago. The Tigers stretched the lead with five runs on five hits in the fourth. Don Kelly and Gerald Laird, who had three hits, hit run-scoring singles before Jackson’s tworun single. Boesch hit his fifthinning homer off Cristhian Martinez. Miguel Cabrera drove in a run with a single off Martinez in the sixth. NOTES: Braves RF Jason Heyward did not start for the second straight game and plans to have his sore left thumb examined by team physician Dr. Gary Lourie on Monday. ... Boesch leads all major league rookies with 12 homers, passing Heyward’s 11. ... Heyward, hitting .251, is second in the NL All-Star voting for outfielders. Boesch, hitting .338, doesn’t rank among the top 15 outfielders in the AL voting.

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Soccer fans celebrate after the United States’ Landon Donovan scored a goal as they watch the United States against Ghana World Cup soccer game on television at Costello’s Travel Caffe on Saturday in Portland, Ore.

Soccer lovefest The trick now, is making it last in the United States By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer IRENE, South Africa — The United States’ all-too-brief run at the World Cup was a smash hit. Record numbers for TV broadcasts, Internet traffic and ticket sales. Bars and restaurants packed with fans, no matter the time. So much World Cup-related traffic it temporarily brought down Twitter’s whole operation. Soccer not only went mainstream in the one country that’s resisted the charms of the beautiful game, it became the center of attention. Now the trick is making the love last. “Without a doubt, the game has grown in our country,” U.S. coach Bob Bradley said Sunday, a day after the Americans were eliminated. “We understand that every four years, to some degree, that growth will be put to the test by the results of that World Cup. That’s just the way it is. ... If we do take it further, then maybe that shows people the progress. When you don’t, then you still have to keep going. So we’ve got to keep going.” Soccer has its core of die-hard fans in the United States and, every four years, there’s a standingroom-only crowd on the World Cup bandwagon. But the tournament in South Africa had blockbuster potential, with all the pieces in place for a surge — and a lasting one at that — in the game’s popularity in the United States. The wall-to-wall coverage by ABC and ESPN is unprecedented. The U.S. team is a talented, entertaining bunch with its best players — Landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey — in their prime. An opening game against England’s glamour boys provided six months’ worth of hype. The first-round games only fed the fervor, with each game more gripping than the next, and the Americans soon found themselves riding a wave of unprecedented

Associated Press

Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah, left, and United States’ Landon Donovan, right, go for the ball during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana. hype. By winning its group, the United States avoided traditional powerhouses Germany, Argentina, Spain and Brazil, and set up what looked like an easy road to the semifinals. Rather than seizing what Donovan called a “massive opportunity,” the Americans came out flat and needed only five minutes to fall behind Ghana on Saturday night. They managed to tie it up, only to give up another early goal in extra time. “There’s things there that when we look from inside, we know we responded well, a lot they can feel very good about,” Bradley said. “At the same time, there’s a pretty empty feeling right now because I think coming out of the first round, we felt there was a real chance of doing something bigger.” The good news is that the Americans showed the skeptics back home that soccer games have plenty of action and excitement, even if only a goal or two

are scored. Now it’s up to soccer’s power brokers in the United States — and this goes beyond U.S. Soccer — to find a way to build on it, because standing pat until 2014 would be another massive opportunity wasted. With a population of more than 309 million and a culture that prizes athletics, the United States will make strides if just a few more kids in every city and town get interested in the game. Many in the current crew talk about being inspired watching the 1994 World Cup, and this run could have the same impact. “I hope so,” Howard said. “We’re one of the biggest countries in the world so we’ve got to start producing some megastars somewhere along the line. ... But you have to catch that bug first, so you hope this is all part of it for the next generation coming up. I’m sure it will be. I have no doubt.” The big key, then, is player development.


Nation â—† A9

Monday, June 28, 2010 â—† The Mountain Press

100% of Urban Prep’s first class college-bound By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer CHICAGO — For each boy, the new school offered an escape and a chance at a life that seemed beyond reach. Krishaun Branch was getting D’s, smoking reefer a lot, skipping school twice a week. His mother was too busy working to know what he was doing. He liked to hang out in the streets; having relatives in gangs was his armor. When a young man came to tell his eighth-grade class about a new high school on Chicago’s South Side, Krishaun wanted no part of it — until he heard students would have laptops. Suddenly, he was on board. Marlon Marshall was nonchalant about everything, school included. His mother pressed him to go to college, but it seemed like a pipe dream. Sometimes she’d yell at him and his brothers for his bad grades. Once she just cried when she picked up their report cards. Marlon had heard, too, about the new school. Students would be accepted by lottery so his mediocre grades wouldn’t disqualify him. He thought it was worth a shot. Marcus Bass figured there just had to be something better for him. Barely a teen, he’d been shot at, robbed a couple of times and had seen terrible things in his housing project. His parents argued constantly; life was chaotic. He was sold by the recruiter’s description of a “different� high school. Urban Prep would be a charter high school. It would bring together some 150 boys from some of the poorest, gang-ravaged neighborhoods and try to set them on a new track. They’d have strict rules: A longer school day — by two hours. Two classes of English daily. A uniform with jackets and ties. And Urban Prep had a goal — one that seemed audacious, given that just 4 percent of the Class of 2010 was reading at or above grade level when they arrived at the school in 2006. In four years, they were told, they’d be heading to college. ——— From the very start, Tim King had a grand plan. “I wanted to create a school that was going to put black boys in a different place,� says the founder of Urban Prep, “and in my mind, that different place needed to be college.� It had taken four years for King to win permission to open the Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, which receives about 75 percent of its funding from the Chicago public schools; the rest is private. King’s plan was both idealistic and grounded in the harsh realities of inner-city life: He’d take boys from tough situations, many way behind in school, and if they followed his road map, they’d get into college. If the premise seemed simple, implementing it was anything but. About 85 percent of the Class of 2010 came from lowincome families, the overwhelming majority single

mother households. The students would face problems far beyond poor academics. Safety, for example. Some kids had to alter their bus routes so they wouldn’t face gangs who might see their blazers and ties as inviting targets. The uniforms are part of a philosophy that blends discipline with an oath that is the school’s guiding principle. Every morning, students repeat the creed: “We believe... We are college bound. ... “We are exceptional — not because we say it, but because we work hard at it .... “We believe in ourselves. ... We believe.� ——— Krishaun didn’t believe. When he discovered what he’d signed up for, he wanted out immediately. No girls? School until 4:30 p.m.? A jacket and tie? You’ve got to be kidding. But his mother urged him to hang in. So did an aunt who threatened to stop buying him clothes and giving him spending money. So he stayed, and raised hell. He fought, he cursed the teachers, he got suspended. He wanted to get kicked out. “I went to the principal and said, ’I don’t want to be here. Just send me home,�’ he recalls. “I didn’t like the discipline. I didn’t like the surroundings. I didn’t like the uniform. I didn’t like anything.’ Krishaun started sophomore year on probation. He was failing some classes and straddling two worlds: A student at Urban Prep. And a kid clinging to street life who’d tuck a white T-shirt into his bag — part of the uniform of the gangbangers — so he could hang out with them. After fighting with another student sophomore year, Krishaun transferred to a Chicago public school. But he couldn’t stop his downhill slide, earning lots of F’s and D’s. Then came a brutal wakeup call. A close friend was beaten to death. Krishaun started seeing Urban Prep in a new light. He pleaded to return. “I knew I was going down the wrong path,� he says. “I had to graduate or my life was going to be nothing. ... I’d seen the streets were not going to get me anywhere.� He lobbied Evan Lewis, the recruiter who’d visited his elementary school and had become a mentor. “He didn’t take no or maybe for an answer,� Lewis says. Krishaun was readmitted. He buckled down, and during his junior year was honored five times with a “student of the week� designation. “My personality changed,� Krishaun says. “My posture changed. My speech changed. A lot about me has changed.� But Krishaun still has a glint in his eye and an easy charm that helped him become president of the Student Government

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Lewis, vice president of instiIt’s one of the unorthodox taking orders from anyone. There would be another tutional advancement. “He’s steps taken for a student I was used to just doing my embrace before graduation a very smart kid, a very savvy population that requires own thing.â€? night was over when Marlon kid. He sees the big picture. extra attention. That’s the There were warnings, Sr. thanked Richard Glass — That’s the reason he survived reason for longer school he says, from teachers and the man who guided his son on the streets. That’s the rea- hours, the double dose of administrators. There were to the finish line. son he’ll be successful.â€? 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The Mountain Press ◆ Monday, June 28, 2010

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

monday, 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.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Seymour UMC

Bible-based seven-week study for women, “When Wallflowers Dance,” Seymour United Methodist. 573-9711.

tuesday, june 29 Printing Workshop

Children’s free printing workshop, 10 a.m.-noon., Anna Porter Public Library, for ages 6-11. 436-5588.

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

Democratic Party

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

American Legion

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., Sevier Farmers Co-Op, 321 W. Main, Sevierville. 453-7101.

thursday, july 1

Tai Chi Chuan

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

Senior Outreach

Senior Outreach Sevier informational meeting 10 a.m., Senior Center, 1220 W. Main. Volunteer sought. If unable to attend, 4538080, ext. 104.

friday, july 2 St. Paul Lutheran

Women’s Bible study 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road, Sevierville. 429-6063.

Solid Rock Singing

Singing 7 p.m., Solid Rock Baptist Church. 428-2196.

saturday, july 3 Farmers Markets

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

Wears Valley UMC

Wears Valley UMC 5:30 p.m., free hot dogs and ice cream. Bring lawn chairs. Supper followed by choir musical, “This Is My Country.”

Lutheran Bible Study

Men’s Bible study meets 9 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road in Sevierville. 429-6063.

sunday, july 4

Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Sevierville and Kodak United Methodist. 9335996. TOPS weight loss chapter meets at 6 p.m., Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. 755-9517 or 429-3150.

Library Movies

“The Last Station,” 6 p.m., Anna Porter Library, Gatlinburg. Bring popcorn and soft drinks. 436-5588.

Estate of ELNEVA S. FRANKLIN Late of Sevier County, Tennessee

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All persons, resident and non-resident, havng claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to ile the same in triplicate with the Clerk of

Annual Flat Creek Boat Parade, 2 p.m., begins at Mayors’ Point (large windmill), proceed to mouth of creek and back. Boats welcome. Gatlinburg First UMC 6 p.m. fellowship of contemporary music and worship followed by a hot meal. 436-4691.

Camp Meeting

Norvel Hayes camp meeting, Glenstone Lodge, 504 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, through July 10. 10 a.m. MondaySaturday; 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Photographic Society

LeConte Photographic Society meets 6:30 p.m. with photo competitions, awards and critiques. Program by Julie Roberts. LeContePhotographic.com

Gold Wing Road Riders Assn. meets 6:30 p.m., Gatti’s Pizza, 1431 Parkway. 660-4400.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Prayer in Action

LEGALS the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 17 day of June, 2010. (Signed) Eddie B. Allen Executor Estate of ELNEVA S. FRANKLIN Attorney: none

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of ONETTA NEVINS Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 17 day of JUNE 2010,Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of ONETTA NEVINS de-

n 1 p.m. Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Garrett, Gatlinburg n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

Center. Bring covered dish. 429-7373.

American Legion

Farmers Markets

American Legion Post 104 dinner meeting, 6 p.m.; phone 908-4310; Web: www.amlgnp104tn.org

SCHS Football Boosters

Sevier County High School football boosters meet at 5:30 p.m., fieldhouse.

wednesday, july 7 Farmers Market

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

St. Paul Lutheran

Ice cream and dessert social following 7 p.m. worship service through summer, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road, Sevierville. 429-6063.

thursday, july 8 Women’s Bible Study

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

Celebrate Recovery

tuesday, july 6 Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s support group meets 6 p.m. at MountainBrook Village, 428-2445 Ext. 107.

Water Fair

Celebrate Recovery, meal from, 5-6 p.m. and 6:30 service then small groups. Kodak United Methodist Church. Childcare provided.

Hot Meals

“Wonders of Water” family water fair 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Anna Porter Public Library. Magic show 5-5:30 p.m. 4365588.

Kindness Counts

Kindness Counts, formerly Feral Cat Friends, meets 7 p.m., Pigeon Forge Community Center Park, Pavilion 1. 6542684.

NARFE

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

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.

friday, july 9 St. Paul Lutheran

Scrapbook Club

Scrapbook Club meets 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m., Whispering Winds Scrapbook retreat off Snapp Road. 4293721.

Women’s Bible study 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road, Sevierville. 429-6063.

Women’s Bible Study

Just Older Youth Club meets for bingo 10:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m., Pigeon Forge COmmunity

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study:

saturday, july 10 n 8-11:30 a.m., Sevier Farmers Co-Op, 321 W. Main, Sevierville. 453-7101. 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.

Lutheran Bible Study

Men’s Bible study meets 9 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road in Sevierville. 429-6063.

sunday, july 11

Seniors In Touch (S.I.T.) meets 5-6 p.m. at MountainBrook Village, 700 Markhill Drive, Sevierville. 428-2445.

Library Movie

“Happy Feet” movie free at Anna Porter Public Library from 10 a.m.noon.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Garrett, Gatlinburg n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

Summer Reading

Summer reading program 1 p.m. Pigeon Forge Public Library. Kevin Kidd to perform. 429-7490.

Reed Reunion

Reed family reunion lunch, 1 p.m. at Masonic Lodge on Boyds Creek Highway, Seymour. Bring covered dish. 453-7071.

Angel Food

Sunday Night Alive

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

monday, july 12 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.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Cancer Support Group

Smoky Mountain Cancer Support Group meets 6 p.m., Senior Center. Guy Jacob, former pharmacist at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and in hospice, to speak. 428-5834 or 6549280.

Angel Food

tuesday, july 13 S.I.T.

Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 429-2508.

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 4292508.

wednesday, july 14 Farmers Market

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

St. Paul Lutheran

Ice cream and dessert social following 7 p.m. worship service through summer, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road, Sevierville. 429-6063.

thursday, july 15 Submarine Veterans

Smoky Mountain submarine vets meet at 6 p.m., Bass Pro restaurant. www. SmokyMountainBase.com or 429-0465 or 692-3368.

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.

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Gold Wing Riders

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

Boat Parade

Sunday Night Alive

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.

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study

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

Hot Meals

Gatlinburg American Legion Post 202 potluck dinner and meeting 6:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Gatlinburg n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

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ceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee.

This 17 day of June, 2010.

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

(Signed) Thomas Nevins Executor Estate of ONETTA NEVINS Attorney: none By: Joe Keener County Clerk 06-28-10 07-05-10

LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of HETTIE OGLE Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 17 day of JUNE 2010,Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of HETTIE OGLE deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in tripli-

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500 Merchandise

100 Announcements

600 Rentals

200 Employment

700 Real Estate

300 Services

800 Mobile Homes

400 Financial

900 Transportation

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cate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred.

Andrew N. Wilson

to Scott Marine, Transit Director, at the Fun Time Trolley office, 186 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Telephone (865)453-6444. Questions or inquiries by mail shall be sent to Scott Marine, Transit Director, City of Pigeon Forge, P.O. Box 1350, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868-1350.

All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 17 day of June, 2010. (Signed) James Ogle Executor Estate of HETTIE REAGAN OGLE Attorney:

By: Joe Keener County Clerk 06-28-10 07-05-10

NOTICE OF BID The City of Pigeon Forge is receiving bids on two (2) eighty-eight (88) passenger Trams using ARRA 1512 (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) funds. Each Tram shall consist of two (2) power units and two (2) passenger trailers. Specifications may be obtained in person, and questions referred

All bids must be in a sealed envelope with the bidder’s name, and address on the outside, and marked “Bid on Eighty-Eight Passenger Trams”. Special colored paper will be supplied to vendors for submission of bid proposals.


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The Mountain Press ‹ Monday, June 28, 2010 LEGALS

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on J uly 14, 2010 at 10:00AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by B. Keith Allen and Buffy H. Allen, to Charlie R. Johnson, Trustee, on January 8, 1999 at Book T784, Page 726conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Diamond Resorts Corporation (f/k/a Sunterra Corporation), a Maryland Corporation 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 City of Pittman Center, in the Seventeenth (17th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Time Share Week 37, in Time Share Unit 11203AB, in the Bent Creek Golf Village Horizontal Property Regime established by a Master Deed of record in Deed Book 612, Page 1, et seq., in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sevier County, Tennessee, and any amendments thereto, in said Register’s Office, and as the same may be further amended from time to time, together with the interest in Common Elements provided in said Master Deed with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereto appertaining, to have and to hold the said premises to Grantee, and Grantee s successors and assigns, forever. Street Address: 3919 East Parkway, Unit 11203AB, Week 37, Annually Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Current Owner(s) of Property: B. Keith Allen and Buffy H. Allen The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3919 East Parkway, Unit 11203AB, Week 37, Annually, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 10-005351 June 14, 21 & 28, 2010

default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on June 16, 2006, by BRENDA S. GILLESPIE, single, to Anthony R. Steele, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, at , (“Deed of Trust”); and the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Brenda S. Gillespie subsequently transferred her interest in the property described in the Deed of Trust to JOHN W. RUSSELL by deed dated June 20, 2007 and recorded July 26, 2007, in Book 2876, Page 431 in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, and JOHN W. RUSSELL assumed the obligations to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. that are secured by said Deed of Trust; , the Grantors executed and delivered to Beneficiary a Security Agreement granting a security interest in the hereafter described manufactured home to the Beneficiary; notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in the Deed of Trust and that the Successor Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him will on July 26, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. local time, at the front steps of the Courthouse in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, proceed to offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or on such terms as may be announced at the sale, the following described real property and manufactured home, as the case may be: SITUATE, LYING AND BEING in the Fourteenth (14th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Lot No. 97, River Meadows, Unit 2, Phase 2, as shown on Map Book 36, Page 50, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description. SUBJECT to restrictions, easements, conditions, map notations, and all other issues of record in Book 2044, Page 165; Book 2457, Page 548; Deed Book 676, Page 84 and Book 1157, Page 652 and as any of the foregoing may have been amended, corrected or supplemented, all in the Register’s Office in Sevier County, Tennessee. BEING the same property conveyed to JOHN W. RUSSELL by Deed from Brenda S. Gillespie dated June 20, 2007, and recorded in Book 2876, Page 431, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. : 2279 Binginham Island Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee However, the property description shall control in the event of any inconsistencies between the description and address or tax identification number). The affixed manufactured home to be sold to the extent applicable pursuant to T.C.A. ß47-9-604 includes one (1) 2006 Clayton Manufactured Home bearing Serial Number NO1031111TNAB and all other property of any kind of the Grantors’ attached thereto together with any and all accessories, parts, additions, accessions, and substitutions now in existence or after-acquired and otherwise available for sale with all proceeds or replacements thereof. This sale of personal property shall be conducted as a public sale pursuant to the aforesaid Security Agreement and the Uniform Commercial Code as adopted in the State of Tennessee at the time, place, date, and terms described herein. All sales of Property, both real and personal, are “AS IS” and “WHERE IS” without representation or warranty as to merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or of any kind, except as to title and authority to convey. The sale of the described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes, any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances, if any, as well as any other priority as may appear in the public records or as may be disclosed by an accurate survey of the property. 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 Successor Trustee. Title to any personal property shall be transferred by Bill of Sale or Certificate of Title, as the case may require. The right is preserved 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 the 24th day of June, 2010.

Anthony R. Steele, Successor Trustee Winchester, Sellers, Foster & Steele, P.C. P.O. Box 2428 Knoxville, TN 37901 (865) 637-1980 June 28, July 5 and 12, 2010.

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Bids will be received at the trolley office until 2:00 P.M. August 11, 2010 at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The city hereby notifies all bidders that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprise will be afforded a full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and shall not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability in consideration for an award. The city reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or to accept the bid most favorable to the city. This 23 day of June, 2010. Scott Marine,

City of Pigeon Forge, TN 06/23/2010

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of J. REX WILLIAMS Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 18 day of JUNE 2010,Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of J. REX WILLIAMS deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee.

LEGALS Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 18 day of June, 2010.

All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her

(Signed) Mary Martha Williams Executrix Estate of J. REX WILLIAMS Attorney: none By: Joe Keener

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 Melonie M. Jones, to Charlie R. Johnson, Trustee, on January 12, 1999 at Book T782, Page 786 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Diamond Resorts Corporation (f/k/a Sunterra Corporation), a Maryland Corporation 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 City of Pittman Center, in the Seventeenth (17th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Time Share Week 39, in Time Share Unit 11203AB, in the Bent Creek Golf Village established by a Master Deed of record in Deed Book 612, Page 1, et seq., in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sevier County, Tennessee, as the same may be amended from time to time, together with the interest in Common Elements provided in said Master Deed, hereinafter together called the “Premises,” hereby releasing all claims to homestead and dower therein, to have and to hold the Premises to Trustee, and Trustee s successors, heirs and assigns forever, in trust for the purposes hereinafter set forth. Street Address: 3919 East Parkway, Unit 11203AB, Week 39, Annually Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Current Owner(s) of Property: Melonie M. Jones The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3919 East Parkway, Unit 11203AB, Week 39, Annually, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 10-005355 June 14, 21 & 28, 2010

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County Clerk 06-28-10 07-05-10

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of STEPHANIE ANN WOODBURN Late of Sevier County, Tennessee

nessee.

Executor

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

Estate of STEPHANIE ANN WOODBRUN

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

Notice is Hereby Given that on the 18 day of JUNE 2010,Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of STEPHANIE ANN WOODBURN deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Ten-

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This 18 day of June, 2010. (Signed) Matthew White

Attorney: none By: Joe Keener County Clerk 06-28-10 07-05-10

You Make The Call! 428-0746

NOTICE OF CONDOMINIUM TIMESHARE ASSESSMENTS FORECLOSURE SALES Default having been made in the payment of assessments, dues, interest, debts and obligations owing The Bent Creek Golf Village Condominium Association, Inc., sales at public auction will be on J uly 7, 2010, beginning at 10:00 AM and continuing until all have been called, at the front door, Court Avenue Side, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, pursuant to various Notice of Homeowner Association Liens. The foreclosure sales will be conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP, Appointed Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. The street addresses of the timeshares are believed to be as described in each exhibit in Sevierville, Tennessee, but such addresses are not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Liens, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sale and convey only as Appointed Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn day of sale(s) to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sales 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. These properties are being sold with the express reservation that the sales are subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. The sale(s) may be rescinded at any time. SALES ARE SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Each of the following real estate timeshares located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: S&K#09-014341 Sharon R. Luttenberger and Heirs of Roy D. Luttenberger HOA Lien recorded at Book 3363, Page 207, corrected at Book 3511, Page 479, and at Book 3550, Page 124, Sevier County, Tennessee, Register’s Office Present Owner(s):

Described property located in the City of Pittman Center, Seventeenth (17th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Time Share Week 9 in Time Share Unit 11102AB in the Bent Creek Golf Village Horizontal Property Regime established by a Master Deed of record in Deed Book 612, Page 1, et. seq., in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sevier County, Tennessee, and any amendments thereto, in said Register’s Office, and as the same may be further amended from time to time, together with the interest in Common Elements provided in said Master Deed with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereto appertaining, to have and to hold the said premises to Grantee, and Grantee s successors and assigns forever. Designated Season: White Street Address: 3919 East Parkway, Unit 11102AB, Week 9, Annually Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP, Appointed Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 June 14, 21 & 28, 2010

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on J uly 14, 2010 at 10:00AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Joseph W. Wallace and Laura Michelle Wallace, to Charlie R. Johnson, Trustee, on March 26, 2001 at Book 1243, Page 331conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Diamond Resorts Corporation (f/k/a Sunterra Corporation), a Maryland Corporation 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 City of Pittman Center, in the Seventeenth (17th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Being an undivided one-half interest in Time Share Unit 11132AB, in Time Share Week 7-O, in the Bent Creek Golf Village Horizontal Property Regime established by a Master Deed of record in Deed Book 612, Page 1, et seq., in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sevier County, Tennessee, and any amendments thereto, in said Register’s Office, and as the same may be further amended from time to time, together with the interest in Common Elements provided in said Master Deed with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereto appertaining, to have and to hold the said premises to Grantee, and Grantee s Successors and assigns, forever, for use and occupancy during ODD numbered years only, beginning in 2001, there being no right of partition with the other tenant(s) in common. Street Address: 3919 East Parkway, Unit 11132AB, Week 7, Odd Years Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Current Owner(s) of Property: Joseph W. Wallace and Laura Michelle Wallace, husband and wife, tenants by the entirety The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3919 East Parkway, Unit 11132AB, Week 7, Odd Years, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on J uly 14, 2010 at 10:00AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Rhonda R. Jeffords and Mac Jeffords, to Charlie R. Johnson, Trustee, on August 13, 1999 at Book 1044, Page 736conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Diamond Resorts Corporation (f/k/a Sunterra Corporation), a Maryland Corporation 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 City of Pittman Center, in the Seventeenth (17th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Being an undivided one-half interest in Time Share Unit 2103A, in Time Share Week 36-E, in the Bent Creek Golf Village Horizontal Property Regime established by a Master Deed of record in Deed Book 612, Page 1, et seq., in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sevier County, Tennessee, and any amendments thereto, in said Register’s Office, and as the same may be further amended from time to time, together with the interest in Common Elements provided in said Master Deed, with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereto appertaining, to have and to hold the said premises to Grantee, and Grantee s successors and assigns, forever, for use and occupancy during EVEN numbered years only, beginning in 2000, there being no right of partition with the other tenant(s) in common. Street Address: 3919 East Parkway, Unit 2103A, Week 36, Even Years Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Current Owner(s) of Property: Rhonda R. Jeffords and Mac Jeffords, tenants by the entirety The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3919 East Parkway, Unit 2103A, Week 36, Even Years, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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

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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June 14, 21 & 28, 2010

June 14, 21 & 28, 2010


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The Mountain Press ‹ Monday, June 28, 2010

LEGALS

110 SPECIAL NOTICES

NOTICE The Sevier County Beer Board will meet in a regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the Sevier County Commission meeting room regarding: Application for transfer of on premises permit for Daniel Feehan DBA River Islands Golf Club, located 9610 Kodak Road, Kodak, Tennessee.

110 SPECIAL NOTICES

236 GENERAL 110 SPECIAL NOTICES

Application for on and off premises permit for The Fraternal Order of Eagles Mountain View Aerie #4531 located at 544 Dumplin Valley Road, East, Kodak, Tennessee.

PHOTOS SUBMITTED If you submit a photo for publication, please pick it up after it runs in the paper within ONE MONTH of publication date. Our photo files will be discarded each month. Thank You!

Application for off premises permit for Deanna Darlene Fagiana DBA Quick Stop Market, located on lot 6R-3 Tract 6 of Katie Lee Layman Estate on Newport Highway, Sevierville, Tennessee. 6-28

LEGALS

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 Donald Bruce Blalock aka Donald Blalock, Single (Retaining a Life Estate for Wilma Joyce Blalock), to Kevin A. OConnor, Trustee, on January 24, 2008 at Book 3011, Page 600 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Household Financial Center, 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 Thirteenth (13th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, on the waters of the Little East Fork of the Pigeon River, more particularly described as follows: Beginning on a rock and walnut at the public road, a corner to W. W Blalock and Malissie Hurst; thence running South up the hill to a hickory; thence Southwest with the top of the ridge to a stake at a cross fence; thence with the cross fence Northwest to the public road to a pine at the rock quarry; thence with the public road East to the beginning corner. Street Address: 4024 Richardson Cove Road Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s) of Property: Donald Bruce Blalock Other interested parties: Citibank South Dakota, N.A. c/o John M. Richardson, Jr., P.C. The street address of the above described property is believed to be 4024 Richardson Cove 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. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-022659

June 21, 28 & July 5, 2010

Sale at public auction will be on at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Juan C. Pupo and wife, Elisa G. Pupo, to Douglas S. Yates, Trustee, on September 4, 2003 at Book Volume 1785, Page 128conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. . 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, within the corporate limits of the City of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 3, Section 2 of the Ski Road Properties, as the same appears on a plat of record in Map Book 7, Page 30, in the said Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which a specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description.SUBJECT TO right-of-way easement described in Miscellaneous Book 10, Page 161, in the said Register’s Office.

The street address of the above described property is believed to be 919 Ski Mountain Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. 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.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts has an immediate opening for a fulltime Accounting Clerk. The successful candidate should be energetic, have computer experience, with an emphasis in Microsoft Office applications, organized and able to work independently with attention to detail. Accounting/ bookkeeping experience preferred. Competitive wage and benefit package available. Qualified applicant should submit resume and compensation history to: Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts Attn: Accounting Clerk Search P.O. Box 567 Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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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.

American Homepatient, a leading National Home Medical Equipment provider is seeking an experienced Service Tech for our new location in Sevierville. The position is a dual role of customer service in the office and service tech. activity in patient home. Candidate must have exceptional customer service skills, be organized and able to multi-task with good computer skills. For consideration send resume to fax 865966-3586 or email cherri.phillips@aho m.com.

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

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

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.

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Hiring immediately for housekeeping and front desk. Please apply in person at Rocky Waters, 333 Parkway, Gat. 865426-7861. Housekeepers for a well established condominium resort in Pigeon Forge. Apply in person 205 Ogle Dr, Pigeon Forge at Whispering Pines Condominiums from 9am5pm NOW HIRING: 2nd shift Desk Clerk & third shift Night Auditor. Apply within. 8am-4pm; No phone calls please. James Manor, 2735 Parkway P.F.

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LEGALS

Notice is hereby given that by authority of a Leasehold Deed of Trust, Security Agreement, Fixture Filing and Assignment of Leases (“Deed of Trustâ€?) executed by MacKinnon Development, LLC to Hugh M. Queener, Trustee, dated March 20, 2008, and recorded in Book 3041, Page 798 in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness due from MacKinnon Development, LLC and 903 Parkway, LLC to Pinnacle National Bank, which has become due and payable by virtue of default in the Deed of Trust on the property hereinafter described; and Pinnacle National Bank, the true and lawful owner and holder of said indebtedness, having exercised its option to declare the indebtedness due and payable and having made demand for foreclosure pursuant to the Deed of Trust; I, the undersigned, acting under the authority of the Deed of Trust, by virtue of appointment as substitute trustee, recorded in Book 3588, Page 719 in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, will be at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Tennessee on the 19th day of July, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. to sell to the highest bidder for cash in bar of all rights waived by said Deed of Trust, the following described leasehold estate (which is believed to have a street address of ): TRACT 1 EXHIBIT A: SITUATED IN DISTRICT NO. I 1 OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE, AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING at an iron pin set in the northwest line of U.S. Highway 441 (Parkway), said iron pin being located South 60 deg. 41 min. West 72.00 feet, more or less, from the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and Historic Nature Trail, said iron pin also marking the common corner with McKays Family Partners, L.P. (Deed Book 621, Page 657); thence from said point of BEGINNING with U.S. Highway 441, South 36 deg. 25 min. 56 sec. West, 50.12 feet to a point; thence leaving U.S. Highway 441 and with a lease line shown in Deed Book 104, Page 601, North 39 deg. 39 min. 54 sec. West, 185’ to a point; thence South 43 deg. 09 min. 32 sec. West, 72.50 feet to a point in the line of Charles E. and Nell Inman (Deed Book 475, Page 736); thence with the line of Inman, North 30 deg. 09 min. 26 sec. West, 72.40 feet to a point; thence North 48 deg. 33 min. 13 sec. East 109.39 feet to a point in the line of McKays Family Partners, L.P. (Deed Book 621, page 657); thence with said line South 39 deg. 29 min. 25 sec. East, 238.81 feet to the point of BEGINNING. The foregoing description was prepared from the survey of Rodney J. McCarter, RLS No. 2316. The Surveyor’s address is 229 Prince Street, Sevierville, TN 37862. BEING property devised to Marie McKay and Gary Lynn McKay under the Will of John N. McKay of record in Will Book 7, page 212, in the County Court for Sevier County, Tennessee; and BEING part of the property conveyed to John N. McKay by deed of record in Deed Book 134, page 481, in the Sevier County Register’s Office. BEING the same property leased to MacKinnon Development, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company, by Ground Lease from Gary McKay and Marie McKay, as evidenced by Memorandum of Lease dated September 13, 2005, and recorded in Volume Book 2341, page 800, as amended by Amendment of Ground Lease and Memorandum of Lease dated as of December 2, 2005, and recorded in Volume Book 2473, page 89, both in the Sevier County Register’s Office. TRACT 2 EXHIBIT A: SITUATED IN DISTRICT NO. 11 OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE, AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING at a point in the northwest line of U.S. Highway 441 (Parkway), said point being located South 36 deg. 25 min, 56 sec. West 50.12 feet from a set iron pin, which iron pin is located South 60 deg. 41 min. West, 72 feet, more or less, from the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and Historic Nature Trail; thence from said point of BEGINNING, South 36 deg. 25 min. 56 sec. West, 109.12 feet to an iron pin set corner to Austin Trentham (Deed Book 274, Page 933); thence with the line of Trentham, North 30 deg. 05 min. 44 sec. West, 122.21 feet to a nail corner to Charles E. and Nell Inman (Deed Book 475, Page 736); thence North 30 deg. 09 min. 26 sec. West, 82.79 feet to a point; thence leaving the line of Inman, North 43 deg. 09 min. 32 sec East, 72.50 feet to a point; thence South 39 deg. 39 min. 54 sec. East, 185.00 feet to the point of BEGINNING. The foregoing description was prepared from the survey of Rodney J. McCarter, RLS No. 2316. The Surveyor’s address is 229 Prince Street, Sevierville, TN 37862. BEING part of the property conveyed to ILM Rentals, L.P. by deed dated December 18, 1992, of record in Deed Book 489, page 438, in the Sevier County Register’s Office, and BEING the same property leased to John N. McKay and Georgia McKay by Lease from I.L. Maples, dated August 18, 1950, of record in Deed Book 104, page 601, in Sevier County Register’s Office. See also deed of record in Deed Book 134, page 481, in the Sevier County Register’s Office. BEING the same property subleased to MacKinnon Development, LLC, by Sublease as evidenced by Memorandum of Sublease from Gary McKay and Marie McKay, dated September 13, 2005, and recorded in Volume Book 2341, page 791, in the Sevier County Register’s Office. TOGETHER WITH a non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress 14 feet in width extending from the northeast corner of Tract 1 northwesterly along the eastern line North 39 deg, 29 min. 25 sec, West, a total distance of 242.81 feet. TOGETHER WITH an easement for vehicular and pedestrian traffic over an approximately eight and one half (8.5) feet by fourteen (.14) feet rectangular strip located on Parcel 20 conveyed by Warranty Deed of record in Deed Book 621, at Page 657, Sevier County Clerk’s Office, and described as follows: TO FIND THE POINT OF BEGINNING commence at an iron pin set in the northwest right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 441 (Parkway), said iron pin being located South 60 deg. 41 min. West, 72.00 feet, more or less, from the intersection of the Parkway and Historic Nature Trail, said iron pin also marking common corner with McKays Family Partners, L.P. (Deed Book 621, Page 657); thence from said point of commencement and with the line of McKay, North 39 deg. 29 min. 25 sec. West, 242.81 feet to an iron pin; thence continuing with McKay, South 48 deg. 33 min. 13 sec. West, 40.35 feet to an iron pin found marking the point of BEGINNING; Thence from said point of BEGINNING, South 50 deg. 45 min 17 sec. West 2.61 feet to a point; thence North 39 deg. 26 min. 28 sec. West, 40.89 feet to a point; thence North 49 deg. 52 min. 34 sec. East, 0.99 feet to a point in the line of McKay; thence with the line of McKay, South 41 deg. 42 min. 56 sec. East, 40.95 feet to the iron pin marking the point of BEGINNING. ALSO TOGETHER WITH a non-exclusive parking and access easement benefiting Tract I and Tract II as set forth in that certain Reciprocal Easement Agreement recorded September 14, 2005 in Volume 2341, Page 805, as amended by Amendment to Reciprocal Easement Agreement recorded February 27, 2006 in Volume Book 2473, page 94, both in Sevier County Register’s Office. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day and time certain, without further publication and in accordance with law, upon announcement of such adjournment on the day and at the time and place of sale as set forth above. At the time and place of sale of the above-described leasehold estate, Pinnacle National Bank will also conduct a Uniform Commercial Code sale of all of McKinnon Development, LLCĂ­s right, title and interest in and to the following, said sale to be without any warranties, express or implied: That certain leasehold interest (the ĂŹLeasehold EstateĂŽ) in the Land described on Schedule 1 attached hereto with the Leasehold Estate being created pursuant to a (i) Ground Lease Agreement between Gary McKay and Marie McKay as lessors (hereinafter referred to collectively, as the ĂŹMcKaysĂŽ) and the Grantor as lessee, dated June 1, 2005 (as amended, modified or restated, the ĂŹMcKay Lease AgreementĂŽ), with a Memorandum of Lease dated September 13, 2005 and recorded September 14, 2005 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Sevier County, Tennessee (the ĂŹRegisterĂ­s OfficeĂŽ), in Deed Book 2341, page 800, as amended by Amendment to Ground Lease and Memorandum of Lease dated as of December 2, 2005 and recorded February 27, 2006 in the RegisterĂ­s Office at Book 2473, Page 89 and (ii) a Sublease Agreement between the McKays as lessors and the Grantor as lessee dated September 13, 2005 (as amended, modified or restated, the ĂŹTract 2 SubleaseĂŽ), with a Memorandum of Sublease dated September 13, 2005 and recorded September 14, 2005 in the RegisterĂ­s Office in Deed Book 2341, Page 791 (collectively, the McKay Lease Agreement and the Tract 2 Sublease are hereinafter collectively referred to as the ĂŹMcKay Lease AgreementsĂŽ); and Together with any and all tangible or intangible property of the Grantor now owned or hereafter acquired, used in, arising out of or relating to the ownership, maintenance and operation of the Project, including, without limitation, (i) equipment, furniture, fixtures, office equipment, tools, trade fixtures, other tangible personal property, documents, instruments, accounts, inventory, chattel paper, general intangibles and proceeds (each of the foregoing shall be as defined in the UCC), (ii) architectural and engineering plans and specifications for the Project or any portion thereof, (iii) escrow accounts, insurance policies and business records as to the Project, (iv) contract rights related to the Project and (v) any funds, letters of credit or other property which are now or hereafter provided by the Grantor to assure the payment of any indebtedness secured by the Leasehold Deed of Trust and the performance of all obligations of the Borrowers under the Loan Documents (all such properties described in this paragraph referred to collectively hereinafter as the ĂŹPersonal PropertyĂŽ); and Together with all easements, rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, vaults, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, waters, water courses, water rights and powers, shrubs, crops, trees, timber and other emblements now or hereafter located on the Land or under or above the same or any part thereof, and all estate, rights, titles, interests, minerals, royalties, reversions, remainder and remainders whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating or appertaining to the Property or any part thereof, or which hereafter shall in any way belong, relate or be appurtenant thereto, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by the Grantor; and Together with all insurance policies, contracts, permits, licenses and plans now or hereafter pertaining to, affecting or concerning the Project or the Personal Property, including, without limitation, all rights accruing to the Grantor from any and all contracts with all contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors or others relating to the design, development, construction, use, enjoyment, occupancy or operation of the Project, including performance and materialmenĂ­s bonds and any other related items; and Together with all Proceeds (as defined in the UCC) of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, of any of the foregoing into cash or liquidated claims including, without limitation, proceeds of insurance and condemnation awards.

Capitalized terms used herein if not otherwise defined herein shall be as defined in the Leasehold Deed of Trust, Security Agreement, Fixture Filing and Assignment of Leases dated March 20, 2008 made by the Debtor in favor of the Secured Party, as amended from time to time. The above-described property will be sold subject to unpaid taxes, prior deeds of trust, all easements and restrictions, the rights of tenants in possession of said premises, if any, prior claims, or matters of record. The proceeds of the sale will be applied first to discharge the costs and charges of executing this trust, including attorney’s fees; next, to all indebtedness remaining unpaid and secured thereby, including all indebtedness owing to Pinnacle National Bank, by the grantor; and next, the balance, if any, shall be paid to those legally entitled thereto. This 24th day of June, 2010.


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The Mountain Press ‹ Monday, June 28, 2010 500 MERCHANDISE

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555 GARAGE & YARD SALES

557 MISC. SALES

DOLLAR DVD: Huge Sale. VHS - $1.00 each. Disney VHS - $2.99 & up. All DVD’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.

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

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581 PETS

590 APPLIANCES

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

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

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566 BUILDING SUPPLIES For Sale. Mixer, roofing ladder, blocksaw. Call 2573363 after 4 pm.

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on J uly 14, 2010 at 10:00AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Danny L. Adams and Rhonda F. Adams, to Charlie R. Johnson, Trustee, on December 28, 1999 at Book 1029, Page 7conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Diamond Resorts Corporation (f/k/a Sunterra Corporation), a Maryland Corporation 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 City of Pittman Center, in the Seventeenth (17th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Being an undivided one-half interest in Time Share Unit 11103AB, in Time Share Week 1-E, in the Bent Creek Golf Village Horizontal Property Regime established by a Master Deed of record in Deed Book 612, Page 1, et seq., in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sevier County, Tennessee, and any amendments thereto, in said Register’s Office, and as the same may be further amended from time to time, together with the interest in Common Elements provided in said Master Deed, with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereto appertaining, to have and to hold the said premises to Grantee, and Grantee s successors and assigns, forever, for use and occupancy during EVEN numbered years only, beginning in 2000, there being no right of partition with the other tenant(s) in common. Street Address: 3919 East Parkway, Unit 11103AB, Week 1, Even Years Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Current Owner(s) of Property: Danny L. Adams and Rhonda F. Adams, tenants by the entirety The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3919 East Parkway, Unit 11103AB, Week 1, Even Years, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 10-005357 June 14, 21 & 28, 2010

Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 25 June 2002, executed by TIMOTHY CARL HUSKEY and NORMA GWEN HUSKEY, to Anthony Morton as Trustee for Household Financial Center, Inc., of record in the Office of the Register of Sevier County, Tennessee, in Book 1480, Page 288, and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in said Register’s Office in Book 3124, Page 606, Instrument No. 08038459, and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, Household Financial Center, Inc., 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 commencing at TWELVE O’CLOCK 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: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES, TO WIT: SITUATE IN THE THIRD (3RD) CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND BEING ALL OF LOT 56 OF MAPLEWOOD ESTATES SUBDIVISION AS THE SAME APPEARS ON A PLAT OF RECORD IN SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, REGISTER’S OFFICE IN MAP BOOK 13, PAGE 61, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HERE MADE FOR MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED FROM FREEMAN MATTHEWS AND LENA MATTHEWS TO TIMOTHY CARL HUSKEY AND NORMA GWEN HUSKEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE, BY DEED RECORDED 10/22/1986, IN BOOK 368, AT PAGE 867, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: 411-B-022

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Notice is hereby given that by authority of a Leasehold Deed of Trust, Security Agreement, Fixture Filing and Assignment of Leases (ÏDeed of TrustÎ) executed by 903 Parkway, LLC to Hugh M. Queener, Trustee, dated March 20, 2008, and recorded in Book 3042, Page 1 in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness due from MacKinnon Development, LLC and 903 Parkway, LLC to Pinnacle National Bank, which has become due and payable by virtue of default in the Deed of Trust on the property hereinafter described; and Pinnacle National Bank, the true and lawful owner and holder of said indebtedness, having exercised its option to declare the indebtedness due and payable and having made demand for foreclosure pursuant to the Deed of Trust; I, the undersigned, acting under the authority of the Deed of Trust, by virtue of appointment as substitute trustee, recorded in Book 3558, Page 721 in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, will be at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Tennessee on the 19th day of July, 2010, at 3:45 p.m. to sell to the highest bidder for cash in bar of all rights waived by said Deed of Trust, the following described leasehold estate to-wit (which is believed to have a street address of ): TRACT 1, EXHIBIT B: SITUATED IN DISTRICT NO. 11 OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE, AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING at an iron pin in the southern line of River Road, said pin being located South 59 deg. 6 min. West 480’, more or less from the intersection of River Road and Maples Lane, said iron pin also marking the common corner with Tract 2, Exhibit B; thence from said point of BEGINNING with the line of Tract 2, Exhibit B South 31 deg. 08 min. 09 sec. East 213.50’ to an iron pin found; thence leaving the line of Tract 2 and with the line of Arthur J. Oakley Heirs (Deed Book 83, Page 401) South 52 deg. 47 min. 38 sec. West 100.01’ to an iron pin set; thence leaving the line of Arthur J. Oakley Heirs (Deed Book 83, Page 401) and with the line of Mountain Heritage Inn (Deed Book 385, Page 528) North 31 deg. 08 min. 09 sec. West 227.02’ to an iron pin found in the Southern line of River Road; thence leaving the line of Mountain Heritage Inn (Deed Book 385, Page 528) and with the line of River Road North 60 deg. 33 min. 39 sec. East 99.49’ to the point of BEGINNING. The foregoing description was prepared from the survey of Rodney J. McCarter, RLS No. 2316. The Surveyor’s address is Vision Engineering and Development Services, Inc., 229 Prince Street, Sevierville, TN 37862. BEING the same property conveyed to Marie McKay by Warranty Deed from Minnie V. Agnew dated September 25, 1984, of record in Deed Book 341, page 283, in the Sevier County Register’s Office. BEING part of the same property leased to 903 Parkway, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company, by Ground Lease from Gary McKay and Marie McKay, as evidenced by Memorandum of Lease dated September 13, 2005, and recorded in Book 2341, page 795, as amended by Amendment of Ground Lease and Memorandum of Lease dated December 2, 2005, and recorded in Book 2473, page 83, both in the Sevier County Register’s Office. TRACT 2, EXHIBIT B: SITUATED IN DISTRICT NO. 11 OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE, AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING at an iron pin in the southern line of River Road, said pin being located South 59 deg. 6 min. West 480’, more or less from the intersection of River Road and Maples Lane, said iron pin also marking the common corner with Marie McKay (Deed Book 341, Page 283); thence from said point of BEGINNING with River Road North 59 deg. 06 min. 27 sec. East 115.14’ to an iron pin found; thence leaving River Road and with the line of Midtown Lodge Inc. (Deed Book 377, Page 639) South 42 deg. 20 min. 39 sec. East 155.08í to an iron pin set; thence leaving the line of Midtown Lodge (Deed Book 377 Page 639) and with the line of McKays Family Partners LP (Deed Book 621, Page 657) the following four calls and distances: South 53 deg. 41 min. 12 sec. West 88.96’ to an iron pin found; thence South 26 deg. 00 min. 41 sec. East 27.13’ to a point; thence South 41 deg. 42 min. 56 sec. East 85.50’ to an iron pin found; thence North 48 deg. 33 min. 13 sec. East 40.35’ to an iron pin set; thence leaving the line of McKays Family Partners LP (Deed Book 621, Page 657) and with the line of a 14’ Easement (Deed Book 1217. Page 764) South 39 deg. 29 min. 25 sec. East 4.00’ to a point; thence leaving the line of said 14’ Easement (Deed Book 1217, Page 764) with the line of Tract 1, Exhibit A South 48 deg. 33 min. 13 sec. West 109.39’ to a point; thence leaving the line of Tract 1, Exhibit A and with the line of Charles E. and Nell Inman (Deed Book 475, Page 736) North 30 deg. 09 min. 26 sec. West 3.91’ to an iron pin found; thence leaving the line of Inman (Deed Book 475, Page 736) and with the line of Arthur J. Oakley Heirs (Deed Book 83, Page 401) North 33 deg. 18 min. 32 sec. West 70.66’ to an iron pin set; thence leaving the line of Arthur J. Oakley Heirs (Deed Book 83, Page 401) and with the line of Marie McKay (Deed Book 341, Page 283) North 31 deg. 08 min. 09 sec. West 213.50’ to the Point of BEGINNING. The foregoing description was prepared from the survey of Rodney J. McCarter, RLS No. 2316. The Surveyor’s address is Vision Engineering and Development Services, inc., 229 Prince Street, Sevierville, TN 37862. BEING part of the property devised to Marie McKay under the Will of John N. McKay of record in Will Book 7, page 212, in the Chancery Court for Sevier County, Tennessee, Probate Division; and BEING part of the same property devised to Robert Q. Maples under the Will of Edna B. Maples of record in Will Book 7, page 331, in Chancery Court for Sevier County, Tennessee, Probate Division. See also Lease from I.L. Maples to John N. McKay and Georgia McKay dated July 18, 1950, of record in Deed Book 104, page 601, in the Sevier County Register’s Office. BEING part of the same property leased to 903 Parkway, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company, by Ground Lease from Gary McKay and Marie McKay, as evidenced by Memorandum of Lease dated September 13, 2005, and recorded in Book 2473, page 83, both in Sevier County Register’s Office. BEING part of the same property leased to 903 Parkway, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company, by Ground Lease from Gary McKay and Marie McKay, as evidenced by Memorandum of Lease dated September 13, 2005, and recorded in Book 2341, page 795, as amended by Amendment of Ground Lease and Memorandum of Lease dated December 2, 2005, and recorded in Book 2473, page 83, both in the Sevier County Register’s Office. TOGETHER WITH a non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress 14 feet in width from the southeast corner of Tract 2, Exhibit B northwesterly along the eastern line North 39 deg. 29 min. 25 sec. West a total distance of 4 feet and southeasterly along the eastern line of Tract 1, Exhibit A South 39 deg. 29 min. 25 sec. East, a total distance of 238.81 feet. TOGETHER WITH an easement for vehicular and pedestrian traffic on a strip of land 14 feet in length, 8 feet in width and lying 8 feet on the northeast side of the following described line: TO FIND THE POINT OF BEGINNING, commence at an iron pin set in the northwest right-of-way line of U.S. 441 (Parkway), said iron pin being located South 60 deg. 41 min. West, 72.00 feet, more or less, from the point of intersection of U.S. 441 and Historic Nature Trail; thence leaving U.S. 441, North 39 deg. 29 min. 25 sec. West, 242.81 feet to an iron pin; thence South 48 deg. 33 min. 13 sec. West, 40.35 feet to an iron pin marking the point of BEGINNING; thence from said point of BEGINNING, North 41 deg. 42 min. 56 sec. West, 14.00 feet to a point marking the northwesternmost termination of the foregoing easement. The foregoing description was prepared from the survey of Rodney J. McCarter, RLS No. 2316. The Surveyor’s address is Vision Engineering and Development Services, Inc. 229 Prince Street, Sevierville, TN 37862. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day and time certain, without further publication and in accordance with law, upon announcement of such adjournment on the day and at the time and place of sale as set forth above. At the time and place of sale of the above-described leasehold estate, Pinnacle National Bank will also conduct a Uniform Commercial Code sale of all of 903 Parkway, LLCís right, title and interest in and to the following, said sale to be without any warranties, express or implied: That certain leasehold interest (the ÏLeasehold EstateÎ) in the Land described on Schedule 1 attached hereto with the Leasehold Estate being created pursuant to a Ground Lease Agreement between Gary McKay and Marie McKay as lessors (hereinafter referred to collectively, as the ÏMcKaysÎ) and the Grantor as lessee, dated June 1, 2005 (as amended, modified or restated, the ÏMcKay Lease AgreementÎ), with a Memorandum of Lease dated September 13, 2005 and recorded September 14, 2005 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Sevier County, Tennessee (the ÏRegisterís OfficeÎ), in Deed Book 2341, page 795, as amended by Amendment to Ground Lease and Memorandum of Lease dated as of December 2, 2005 and recorded February 27, 2006 in the Registerís Office at Book 2473, Page; and Together with any and all tangible or intangible property of the Grantor now owned or hereafter acquired, used in, arising out of or relating to the ownership, maintenance and operation of the Project, including, without limitation, (i) equipment, furniture, fixtures, office equipment, tools, trade fixtures, other tangible personal property, documents, instruments, accounts, inventory, chattel pap er, general intangibles and proceeds (each of the foregoing shall be as defined in the UCC), (ii) architectural and engineering plans and specifications for the Project or any portion thereof, (iii) escrow accounts, insurance policies and business records as to the Project, (iv) contract rights related to the Project and (v) any funds, letters of credit or other property which are now or hereafter provided by the Grantor to assure the payment of any indebtedness secured by the Leasehold Deed of Trust and the performance of all obligations of the Borrowers under the Loan Documents (all such properties described in this paragraph referred to collectively hereinafter as the ÏPersonal PropertyÎ); and Together with all easements, rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, vaults, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, waters, water courses, water rights and powers, shrubs, crops, trees, timber and other emblements now or hereafter located on the Land or under or above the same or any part thereof, and all estate, rights, titles, interests, minerals, royalties, reversions, remainder and remainders whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating or appertaining to the Property or any part thereof, or which hereafter shall in any way belong, relate or be appurtenant thereto, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by the Grantor; and

Interested Parties: Blalock Lumber Company, LP d/b/a Blalock Ready Mix; Knox-Tenn Rentals; Dan Bradley and Kay Bradley 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. All right and equity of redemption, 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. 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. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: June 23, 2010 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119-3954 (901) 756-6300 June 28, July 5 & 12, 2010

Together with all insurance policies, contracts, permits, licenses and plans now or hereafter pertaining to, affecting or concerning the Project or the Personal Property, including, without limitation, all rights accruing to the Grantor from any and all contracts with all contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors or others relating to the design, development, construction, use, enjoyment, occupancy or operation of the Project, including performance and materialmenĂ­s bonds and any other related items; and Together with all Proceeds (as defined in the UCC) of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, of any of the foregoing into cash or liquidated claims including, without limitation, proceeds of insurance and condemnation awards.

Capitalized terms used herein if not otherwise defined herein shall be as defined in the Leasehold Deed of Trust, Security Agreement, Fixture Filing and Assignment of Leases dated March 20, 2008 made by the Debtor in favor of the Secured Party, as amended from time to time. The above-described property will be sold subject to unpaid taxes, prior deeds of trust, all easements and restrictions, the rights of tenants in possession of said premises, if any, prior claims, or matters of record. The proceeds of the sale will be applied first to discharge the costs and charges of executing this trust, including attorney’s fees; next, to all indebtedness remaining unpaid and secured thereby, including all indebtedness owing to Pinnacle National Bank, by the grantor; and next, the balance, if any, shall be paid to those legally entitled thereto. This 24th day of June, 2010.

THOMAS H. DICKENSON Substitute Trustee Hodges, Doughty & Carson P. O. Box 869 Knoxville, Tennessee 37901 (865) 292-2307


A16 ‹ Classifieds 696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 1BR $395 2BR $495 Mtn, view from patio, 908-2062

Townhouse Newly updated 2BR/1.5BA Covered Parking W/D Conn $ 625 mth Call 865-384-4054

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

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696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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

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

FOR RENT 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

654-7033 GATLINBURG, 2BR unfurn. water incl. No Pets. dep req. 865-621-3015. Large 1BR Water, app furnished. No pets. Ref. $450 + dep. 680-3078.

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 On Lake! 1BR Townhome. Elect./H2O incl. $160 wk + dep. 865-640-8751

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

APARTMENTS 2BR / 1 1/2BA SEVIERVILLE

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



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

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

699 HOME RENTALS

721 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

REALTY PLUS 428-8155

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

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 Renee’. Comm./Res. 210’ Road Frontage on 1 Ac. $120,000. Call Renee’. Level 1+ Acre Lot w/views $19,000. Call Renee’.

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

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

NIMERV Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

Ans: Saturday’s

698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

3BR/2BA w/garage bsmt in Mtn. Meadows Sub., Sevierville. $995/mo + dep. 748-2684.

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

710 HOMES FOR SALE Custom Homes, Additions, Garages, & Remodel Coplen Construction, 865654-6691. 718 LAND FOR SALE FSBO: 5.5 acres, 2800 sq. ft. shop. Powder Springs area. $115,000. 865712-5067. 721 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 1/2 Acre Commercial Zoned Lots, Kodak exit 407, $89,000. 865-654-6691.

909 BOAT SALES

829 MANUFACTURED HOME SALES

Got Land? We have a 3 BR 2BTH Double wide, No cash Dn with your land or family land, WAC, Pmts negotiable. Call Bill @ 865360-9959. 831 MOBILE HOME PARK LOTS

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. 943 AUTOMOBILE SALES

1992 Mercedes 190E for sale. 4 door, silver, runs great. 865-453-5968 945 TRUCK SALES

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Tent Sites Indian Camp Creek Rent by day or week. Utilities & wiďŹ Bathhouse Available Near the Park 850-2487

1984 3/4 ton Chevy Truck. King cab. Collector model. Good farm truck. $2500. 1995 Pontiac GrandAm. $600 Call 865-201 4902.

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

King’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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3BR on Upper Middle Creek. $500 mth $300 security dep. No pets. 453-2648

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

Renee’ Weiss 865-680-5564. Alicia Roy 865-809-3420

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

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SELLING 271 + ACRES IN 6 LOCATIONS SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOOTHILLS, COCKE COUNTY, NEAR NEWPORT, TN 2 BR, 1 BA apt., 3.5 miles from Pigeon Forge. $600 month. 712-4545. 3BR Apartment for rent in Kodak. $700/mo + deposit. Call Barbara 865-368-5338

!,,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.

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

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Close to Home

Advice

Not being able to see grandson has woman with nowhere to turn

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Dear Annie: I have a daughter whose lifestyle includes drugs. She has two children and refuses to let me be a part of their lives. The boy is only 3 years old, and no one has seen him in two months. I have contacted the police, child protective services and the child welfare department. They all tell me that unless I can prove my grandson’s life is in danger, there is nothing they can do. My daughter claims the boy is in Sacramento, Calif., living in a home with multiple families. She will not answer her door, and the police can’t force her. Even though they have talked to her on the phone, the fact is, we still have not seen my grandson. Is anyone able to help me? -- Worried Grandma Dear Grandma: Your situation sounds strange. If a child hasn’t been seen in months and the mother refuses to open her door, the police ought to investigate more thoroughly and child protective services should be deeply involved. Keep insisting. However, if the police have determined that the boy is actually safe and sound, but you are being shut out, there is nothing they can do. Call your daughter. See how she’s doing. Ask whether there is anything she needs, and let her know you want to help her. It may be the only way to see your grandson again. Dear Annie: I am getting married to a wonderful man. We both lived independently long enough to accumulate two of everything. I have requested that, instead of gifts, guests make a donation in our name to a charity of their choice. Here’s the problem:

No one is complying. They keep insisting there must be something I need. I hate the whole concept of registries or the thought of useless stemware being given when donations to local charities would go much further and make me happier. My future mother-inlaw isn’t supportive of the idea, so she won’t help spread the word. How do I respond when people keep asking, “No, really, what do you need?” -- Frustrated Brideto-Be Dear Frustrated: Brides can make suggestions about gifts (through registries and informing friends), but they don’t make the final decision. Guests can give whatever they choose, like it or not. Tell your friends to help pass the word. Consider registering at a store where the return policy allows you to receive cash back. When people ask what you really want, say calmly, “I really want donations made to charity. Those would be the most thoughtful gifts we could imagine.” But whatever they give, please be gracious enough to send an appreciative thank-you note. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Not Always Greener,” who found her birth mother but the relationship did not turn out well. When I was young, I became pregnant by my then-boyfriend. He was not interested in marriage. I was wildly irresponsible, but smart

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e

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Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

For Better Or Worse

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enough to realize I could not provide a decent home for a child. Giving her up for adoption was the most difficult thing I have ever done. For years after, I would regularly cry myself to sleep. Almost 25 years later, I still get sad as her birthday approaches. I have since built a life that includes a loving husband and two children. If that “baby” showed up at my door, I don’t know how welcoming I’d be. I worked hard to accept the fact that she is no longer mine. I hope she is healthy and happy. I would love to sit down, just the two of us, and talk about why I put her up for adoption and go over her family medical history. But we don’t need a relationship. It may sound cruel and uncaring, but I have a life I want to protect, and that is my choice. Please don’t judge those mothers who gave away their children. Most of us did so believing it was the best thing for the baby. -Still Cry About It Dear Still: We appreciate your candor. Thank you for offering the other side. 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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Frustrated BP station owners want help

NATION/WORLD BRIEFS Cheney reported feeling much better

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Dick Cheney’s daughters says the hospitalized former vice president could go home on Monday after receiving medication to treat a fluid buildup related to his aggressive form of heart disease. The 69-year-old, who has had five heart attacks, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Friday after experiencing discomfort. His last heart attack — described as a mild one — was in February. Liz Cheney tells “Fox News Sunday” that her father is feeling better and hopes to be released on Monday. Cheney’s office says Cheney has received intravenous medication and that he’s “markedly improved.”

Panetta: al-Qaida weakest in years

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Leon Panetta said Sunday that al-Qaida is probably at its weakest since the Sept. 11 attacks because of U.S.-led strikes, with only 50 to 100 militants operating inside Afghanistan and the rest hiding along Pakistan’s mountainous western border. Panetta said the U.S. hasn’t had good intelligence on Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts for years and that the terrorist network is finding smarter ways to try to attack the United States. Of greatest concern, he said, is al-Qaida’s reliance on operatives without previous records or those living in the U.S.

Associated Press Tension is mounting between BP and the neighborhood retailers that sell its gasoline. As more Americans shun BP gasoline as a form of protest over the Gulf oil spill, station owners are insisting BP do more to help them convince motorists that such boycotts mostly hurt independently owned businesses, not the British oil giant. To win back customers, they’d like the company’s help in reducing the price at the pump. BP owns just a fraction of the more than 11,000 stations across the U.S. that sell its fuel under the BP, Amoco and ARCO banners. Most are owned by local businessmen whose primary connection to the oil company is the logo and a contract to buy gasoline. In recent weeks, some station owners from Georgia to Illinois say sales have declined as much as 10 percent to 40 percent. Station owners and BP gas distributors told BP officials last week they

Senate hopeful subpoenaed for Blago trial

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias said Sunday that he has been subpoenaed to testify at the corruption trial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The first-term Illinois treasurer, a Democrat who’s locked in a contentious race for President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat with Republican Congressman Mark Kirk, told The Associated Press that he was subpoenaed by Blagojevich’s defense team. Giannoulias’ name was mentioned briefly last week during Blagojevich’s trial. Former Blagojevich chief of staff John Harris was heard on federal wiretaps mentioning that Giannoulias had called about Obama’s old seat on behalf of someone else.

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Prince Harry plays polo for charity

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry is capping off his New York visit with a polo match. The 25-year-old son of the late Princess Diana is challenging the equestrian game’s top star to benefit AIDS orphans in an impoverished African nation. The 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic was played Sunday afternoon on Governor’s Island off Manhattan. Harry faced famed Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras. A table for 10 overlooking the field went for as much as $50,000. Proceeds are going to a charity supporting at-risk children in Lesotho, in southern Africa, as part of the prince’s pledge to continue his mother’s fight against HIV.

Associated Press

Elaine Jesmer of Los Angeles holds a sign during a protest against BP outside an ARCO gas station in Los Angeles.

director of the independent BP Amoco Marketers Association. The station owners, who earn more from sales of soda and snacks than on gasoline, also want more frequent meetings with BP officials. “They have got to be more competitive on their fuel costs to the retailers so we can be competitive on the street ... and bring back customers that we’ve lost,” says Bob Juckniess, who has seen sales drop 20 percent at some of his 10 BP-branded stations in the Chicago area. Owners and distributors put forth their demands at a meeting in Chicago with BP marketing officials. BP’s reply could come as early as this week, says Kleine, whose group represents hundreds of distributors. Station owners are locked into contracts that can last seven to 10 years in some cases. So, switching to a competing brand if BP refuses to help may not be an option. BP spokesman Scott Dean declined to offer specifics about the discussions when contacted by The AP.

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