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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 184 ■ July 3, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents

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5Youth movement Moore must replace 8 starters on Eagles defense Sports, Page A8

Rich Iceland/Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department

5Where’s her magic wand?

Emergency responders attempt to resuscitate Paul Wheatley, the victim of a morning fire on Jersey Drive in Sevierville, as firefighters enter the home to battle the blaze.

One dies in fire

Dolly Parton Miley Cyrus’ ‘fairy godmother’ Local, Page A2

By JEFF FARRELL Staff writer

Nation

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Weather Today Sunny and hot

Rich Iceland/Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department

Firefighters enter the 354 Jersey Drive home where a fire claimed the life of one man.

Tonight Mostly clear Low: 62° DETAILS, Page A6

As one of the year’s two big pyrotechnics holidays nears, local and national fire officials are warning those who choose to use the dangerous devices to do so with extreme caution. According to statistics from the U.S. Fire

Administration, there were nearly 9,000 emergency room visits prompted by injuries from fireworks in 2009 and two of those folks died. Most of those injuries were to people younger than 20 years old and resulted in the loss of a limb in many cases. “Fireworks not only create significant dan-

gers to citizens when used improperly or illegally, but also increase the demands on fire departments and firefighters,” acting U.S. Fire Administrator Glenn Gaines said. “Calls to EMS and fire departments have increased as individuals continue to See Safety, Page A2

Obituaries Lois I. Caylor, 87 Deanna Funderburk, 52 Kenneth Galyon, 94 Gail McCarter, 70 Lloyd McDaniels, 83 Sharon Meares, 58 Geneva Milliron, 91 Heather Morris, 28 “A.J.” Seaton, 21 Faye Whaley

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Tony Rice, left, and his attorney Michaela Burnham sit in court Wednesday during his trial on numerous rape charges, all of which he was found not guilty.

Jury clears man of rape charges

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By JEFF FARRELL Staff writer

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A3 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-11 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Classifieds . . . . . . A12-14 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . A5

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Play it safe with fireworks By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

High: 89°

SEVIERVILLE — A Sevierville man died Friday morning after a fire at his home. Firefighters found the body of 53-year-old Paul W. Wheatley near the door of his home on Jersey Drive. Wheatley was not breathing when he was found, and emergency personnel were unable to revive him, Sheriff Ron Seals said. The cause of death was not

determined Friday, but foul play is not suspected at this time, Seals said. Neighbors reported the blaze to dispatchers at about 7:30 a.m., authorities said. Wheatley lived at 354 jersey Drive with his wife, who had left for work before the fire started. The fire didn’t appear to cause widespread damage to the house; investigators have not determined how or where the fire started.

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Following a few simple rules can keep your fireworks displays safe.

A Sevier County jury cleared a local man on aggravated rape and other charges after a two-day trial this week.

Tony Rice was charged with aggravated rape, two counts of rape and aggravated statutory rape, all involving an underage relative. See Charges, Page A2

Band, parade centerpiece of ’Burg celebration

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The 129th U.S. Army Band returns to the midnight parade tonight in Gatlinburg, then performs throughout the day on Sunday.

GATLINBURG — The 129th U.S. Army Band, the midnight parade, the river regatta — it’s all part of Gatlinburg’s annual celebration of Independence Day. From tonight’s midnight parade down the Parkway to Sunday’s fireworks show, there is plenty to see and do, and it’s all free. The Tennessee Army National Guard musicians are headquartered at Houston Barracks in Nashville and include marching, concert, rock and jazz sections, which will perform in Gatlinburg during the celebration. A highlight of Sunday will be the conSee Gatlinburg, Page A4


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Two charged in home invasion By JEFF FARRELL Staff writer A grand jury will hear the allegations against two men believed to be responsible for a home invasion shooting in Gatlinburg last month. Joshua Michael Baber, 21, of Rockford and Jose Luis Rodriguez, 19, of 234 Sycamore Lane in Gatlinburg, are charged with aggravated kidnapping and especially aggravated robbery in relation to the June 12 incident on Autumn Lane.

Police say the suspects allegedly broke in and shot one person in the home before taking some property and fleeing the scene. Investigators eventually learned that Baber had been arrested in Blount County on other charges; Detective Rodney Burns went there to interview him. He eventually located Rodriguez, and spoke to him as well. “Evidence was found that tied them both to the crime,� Burns said. The pair were transferred from Blount County for arraignment and a

preliminary hearing in Sevier County General Sessions Court. Their charges have been bound over to the Sevier County grand jury. In the meantime, they have been returned to Blount County, where they face additional charges. Gatlinburg Police Chief Randy Brackins said his investigative unit worked hard to make the arrests. “They did a good job,� Brackins said. n jfarrell@themountainpress.com

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Ernest Justice deliveries a cart full of eggs to the bagging room at the Sevier County Food Ministries. Last week the agency fed 1,139 families.

Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus’ ‘fairy godmother’ which airs Saturday on the Hallmark Channel. The special is filled with performances, glimpses of the theme park and unscripted moments between the stars, including a part where Parton and the Cyruses play guitar and talk in an attic. It also includes tributes from friends — Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, and others. “There are a lot of wonderful things,� she said. “It shows the park really great, and the audience and all the people that work here, so we’ve really covered it in every respect.� One highlight featured Parton and Miley turning the song “Jolene� into a spirited duet, with the two fighting over the same man. “I was blown away when they did ‘Jolene,�’ Billy Ray said. “It was amazing, it was just a moment of going, ’Wow, listen to how great they sound together.�’ Parton said she consid-

 

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Rice was charged with raping a female relative. He had been in the Sevier County Jail since May of last year awaiting trial. He said he was unable to pay the $250,000 bon set soon after his arrest, which came after a Sevier County Grand Jury returned a sealed indictment against him on three counts of rape.

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Eggs on the move

PIGEON FORGE (AP) — If the superstardom Miley Cyrus has experienced by age 17 sounds like a fairy tale, maybe there’s a good reason. “I’m her fairy godmother,� exclaimed Dolly Parton after they recently performed together at Dollywood. Parton has known Miley since she was a baby. Her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, met Parton in the early 1990s when he shot to fame with “Achy Breaky Heart.� He credits Parton for inspiring his acting career and is thankful that she has been a role model for Miley. “It’s great that she has someone like Dolly to idolize, someone to look up to,� said Billy Ray in a recent phone interview. “Having that type of influence in her life, it’s so amazing and so special.� In late May, Miley, Billy Ray and Kenny Rogers joined Parton in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., to shoot the hour-long TV special “Dolly Parton Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood,�

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Dolly Parton arrives for a taping of “The Late Show with David Letterman� in New York, Tuesday to promote the Hallmark special, “Dolly Parton Celebrates 25 years of Dollywood.� The one-hour special airs at 8 p.m. today. ers Miley to be like one of her nieces or a little sister. “I’m just real proud of her. She does not need my advice, but she’s often asking for information and advice, and I tell her what I know, but I think

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far providing extremely arid conditions locally. “We’re very dry right now and that presents a big risk for us,� Watson says. “We just had a brush fire in Wears Valley that burned several acres, so it’s very obvious those conditions are out there that could lead to a serious fire.� The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers tips to those who do decide to light up this weekend, including: n Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. n Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them. n Avoid buying fireworks that come in brown paper packaging, as this can often be a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and could pose a danger to consumers. n Adults should always supervise fireworks activities. Parents often don’t realize that there are many injuries from sparklers to children under 5. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees — hot enough to melt some metals. n Never have any portion of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Move back to a safe distance immediately after lighting. n Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully functioned. n Never point or throw fireworks at another person. n Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. n Light one item at a time then move back quickly. n Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers. n After fireworks fully complete their functioning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding to prevent a trash fire.

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be injured and burned. With these increased demands, the risks to firefighters and EMS personnel needlessly increase when fireworks play gets out of control.� Closer to home, Pigeon Forge Fire Department Chief Tony Watson says he’s seen first-hand the damage fireworks can do, recounting incidents in previous years in which local folks were seriously burned and even lost fingers thanks to pyrotechnics. When it comes down to it, he points out the items are nothing more than manufactured explosives and should be treated as such. In preparation for the holiday weekend, the department calls in extra staff to cover all the festivities and expected calls. While it’s illegal to use fireworks inside the corporate limits of all four of Sevier County cities, the firefighters will have their hands full helping keep folks at the Patriot Festival safe and providing aid to departments out in the county. “This is typically one of the busiest days of the year for us,� Watson says of Independence Day. “We really get geared up in advance of that. It’s all hands on deck this weekend.� That’s because in addition to its regular duties, the department has to provide trucks and personnel to watch over the city-sponsored fireworks display at the Patriot Festival. Of course, there’s also the increased demand cause by explosives in the hands of amateurs and the huge crowds that fill the area around the holiday to contend with. “We’ll usually get some structure fire calls just because we have so many rental cabins that will be full and things like that,� Watson says. “We’ve seen several brush fires over the years, too.� That latter risk is especially high this year, with the summer months so

The charges were later amended to include the aggravated rape and aggravated statutory rape charges, he said. His trial started Wednesday, and the jury reached a verdict late Thursday afternoon. Rice said he hoped after his acquittal he’d be able to return to his old job and return tho the life he led before the charges were leveled against him.

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

SATURDAY, JULY 3 Farmers Markets 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.

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.

Mission Benefit

Rummage sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m., pavilion at Riverside Campground/RV Park, 4280 Boyds Creek Highway. Proceeds benefit Honduras mission.

McGill/Adams

McGill/Adams reunion starts at noon, Dupont Community Center, Seymour. Bring covered dishes.

Patriot Festival

Boat Parade

Annual Flat Creek Boat

Sunday Night Alive

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

Henderson Chapel

Henderson Chapel Baptist Church God and Country Day, 10:30 a.m. worship. Show the colors. Wear red, white and blue. Includes patriotic music. 453-0152.

MONDAY, JULY 5

Beekeepers

Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Sevier County Courthouse, upstairs. David Walker, 453-1997.

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

Water Fair

“Wonders of Water� family water fair 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Anna Porter Public Library. Magic show 5-5:30 p.m. 436-5588.

Kindness Counts

Gold Wing Riders

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

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

Women’s Bible Study

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

Prayer in Action

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

Hot Meals

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

Women’s Bible Study

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

Camp Meeting

Patriot Festival in Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge, begins at 2 p.m. and continues until fireworks show. Free parking at city lot on Teaster Lane with trolley shuttle to festival.

SUNDAY, JULY 4

Parade, 2 p.m., begins at Mayors’ Point (large windmill), proceed to mouth of creek and back. Boats welcome.

Norvel Hayes camp meeting through July 10, Glenstone Lodge, 504 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg. 10 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 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.

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

Scrapbook Club

Scrapbook Club meets 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m., Whispering Winds Scrapbook retreat off Snapp Road. 429-3721.

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

American Legion

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

SCHS Boosters

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

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sevierville Post Office.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 Farmers Market

Farmers market 8-11:30 a.m., Sevier Farmers

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Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. u Joshua Michael Baber, 21, of Rockford, was charged July 2 with aggravated kidnapping and especially aggravated robbery. He was being held. u Michael Nelson Butler, 26, of River Valley Circle #3 in Sevierville, was charged July 1 with theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000. He was released. u Raymond Dale Davenport, 49, of Strawberry Plains, was charged July 1 with vandalism. He was released on $250 bond. u Dustin Arvin Lowe, 23, of 110 Poplar Way in Cosby, was charged July 2 with domestic violence assault. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Peter Richard Maples, 23, of Mountain View inn #318 in Pigeon Forge, was charged July 1 with disorderly conduct. He was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond. u William Rodis Munsey, 26, of 558 Old stage Road in Dandridge, was charged July 1 with a circuit court warrant. He was being held in lieu of bond. u Jose Luis Rodriguez, 19, of 234 Sycamore Lane in Gatlinburg, was charged July 2 with aggravated kidnapping and especially aggravated robbery. He was being held. u Eric Scott Simpson, 29, of 2410 River Bend Loop Apt. 12 in Pigeon Forge, was charged July 1 with theft. He was being held in lieu of $500 bond. u Elizabeth Dan Valentine, 29, of 301 Valley Drive in Pigeon Forge was charged July 1 with forgery. He was being held in lieu of $3,000 bond.

Just Older Youth Club meets for bingo 10:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m., Pigeon Forge COmmunity Center. Bring covered dish. 429-7373.

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.

SATURDAY, JULY 10 Farmers Markets

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 3-6:30 p.m. Smoky Mountain Convention Center, 4510 Parkway.

Canning/Freezing Class

Food Canning and Freezing class July 12 at Extension office, Old Knoxville Highway. Registration needed by July 7. 453-3695.

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.

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

SUNDAY, JULY 11 Reed Reunion

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

Celebrate Recovery

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

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.

Bike Blessing

Bike blessing 1-4 p.m., First United Methodist, Pigeon Forge. Benefits underprivileged children in county. Includes food, music and worship. 7197688.

Bells Chapel

Homecoming at Bells Chapel Baptist Church in Seymour with the Rev. Travis Weeks and Masterpiece singers, 9:30 a.m. Lunch follows with singing.

TOPS

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

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.

Blood Drive

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

FRIDAY, JULY 9

Women’s Bible Study

St. Paul Lutheran

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

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

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Obituaries In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Alex James Seaton Alex James “A.J.� Seaton, age 21, of Sevierville, lost his battle with cancer and went to be with Jesus Wednesday, June 30, 2010. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jean Seaton, grandfather, James B. Huskey, and aunt, Billie Dix, grandfather, Chester Bell, great aunt Lois Ogle. Survivors: wife, Crystal; parents, Tank and Vicky Seaton; extended brothers and sisters that he loved dearly, Ricky, Pamela, Amber, and Stefni; grandparents, Andy Seaton and wife Mary, Ruth Ramsey, Delmar Shults and wife Hilda; great-grandma, Flora Huskey and ReVel Bell; aunts and uncles, Angela Douglas, Chad Seaton, Vivian Shults and Charles Shults; great-aunts and uncles, Kirby Dix, Jan Caughron and Jerry, Betty Jo and Dan Ford, Ginger Sue Cantrell, Tommy and Joyce Bell, Bob and Ann Seaton; special friends, Valarie Pope and Brandon Jeffers; many cousins and friends that were loved very much. The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Monday with a service to follow at 2 p.m. in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Burkett and Bro. Jimmy Thomason officiating. Interment will follow in Proffitt Cemetery. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

In Memoriam

Kenneth Galyon Kenneth Galyon, age 94 of Seymour, went home to join his Lord and other loved ones on Thursday, July 1, 2010. Kenneth accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and joined Zion Hill Baptist Church September 17, 1932. He remained a member his entire life and held many positions within the church. He was a member of Sevier Masonic Lodge #334 for 51 years and the Eastern Star for 50 years. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Flora Taylor Galyon, his loving wife Bonnie Reed Galyon, his dear daughter Brenda Galyon Loveday, sisters Esta Rogers, Eula Hatcher and Marjorie Johnson. He is survived by his daughter Barbara Jean Galyon; son Jerry K. Galyon and wife Trish; daughter Savannah Gibbons; son-in-law Wayne Loveday; grandchildren Keneath Galyon, Kelly Faulconer, Salena Gibbons, Chris Gibbons, Kevin Loveday and Kipp Loveday; eleven great-grandchildren; special friend Eva Davis; brothers Rev. W.A. Galyon and wife Dorothy, Darrell Galyon and wife Bea, Harold Galyon and wife Joy; sisters Ruby Blalock, Louise DeLozier and husband Rex; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Saturday with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. W.A. Galyon, Rev. Troy Cody and Rev. Floyd Powell officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Zion Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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Family and friends will gather Deanna Ruth for graveside service for Faye Funderburk Whaley, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Deanna Ruth Funderburk, 52 July 6 , 2010 at Gists Creek of Sevierville, died Tuesday, Cemetery. June 29, 2010. Survivors: parents Alice and Lois I. Sutton Ballew Bill Funderburk; brother Billy Funderburk, II; sister Rebecca Caylor Kirby; beloved nieces and nephLois I. Sutton Ballew Caylor, ews; cousins and several great87 of Pigeon Forge and Oak aunts and uncles. Ridge, died Wednesday, June The family received friends 30, 2010. Friday at Atchley’s Smoky Lois was a flower arranger at Mountain Chapel in Pigeon The Rebel Corner in Gatlinburg Forge. during the 1960s and 1970s. Survivors: husband George n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com Caylor; daughters and sons-inlaw Sheridan “Sheri� and Richard “Dickie� Hickam, Angela Marson Heather Awa Morris and Bill Campbell; two grandHeather Awa Morris, 28 of children; sister Estelle Grisham, Seymour, died Thursday June sister-in-law and husband Susie 30, 2010, an angel on Earth, and Chester Graves; nieces and now in Heaven. nephews; stepson William H. Survivors: mother, Pat Morris; Caylor and wife Betty; five stepfather, Steve Morris and Debbie grandchildren; four step-greatLockhart; brother, Jeremiah grandchildren . Morris and wife Chelsie; grandThe family received friends mother, Erma Murrell; three Friday. Funeral service fol- aunts; three uncles; five couslowed in the Chapel of Atchley ins; two nieces. Funeral Home with the Rev. Funeral service was held Lowell Wilson officiating. Family Friday in Atchley’s Seymour and friends will meet 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Cemetery Chapel with Pastor Bruce Yates for graveside service and inter- officiating. Graveside service ment. Arrangements by Atchley and interment 10 a.m. Saturday in Chilhowee Cemetery. The Funeral Home, Sevierville. family received friends Friday at Atchley Funeral Home Seymour, n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, QUALITY EYEWEAR AT AMAZINGLY LOW PRICES!

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Gail Wilson McCarter, age 70 of Seymour, our precious wife and mother, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ July 1, 2010. Our mother was mother to many through the years and a great friend to all that she knew. She had a special heart. She loved her church, her Sunday School class, but most of all the Lord. She was a member of Oak City Baptist Church and was a volunteer at Cross Ministries, Seymour. She was preceded in death by her father Hugh Ray Wilson and parents George Quenton and Leota Lewis Bolin. Those left to celebrate her life: husband of 51 years, Gene McCarter; sons, David and Philip McCarter; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Jack Pace; the apples of her eye, her grandchildren, Zachary Pace, Jacob Pace, Tyler McCarter, Caleb McCarter, Katie McCarter, Madison McCarter, Caroline McCarter, and Michael McCarter; brothers, John (Danta) Bolin and Mark Bolin; special nieces, Kelly Curtis and Rebekah Ramos; several nieces, nephews and extended family members. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oak City Baptist Church Sunday School Building Fund, 211 Main Street, Seymour, Tennessee 37865. Family and friends will celebrate Gail’s life 6 p.m. Sunday at Oak City Baptist Church with Rev. Bryan Creswell officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be: Jack Pace, Tyler McCarter, Zack Pace, Carroll McCarter, Don McCarter, and John Bolin. Interment 11 a.m. Monday in Atchley’s Seymour Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Oak City Baptist Church. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865.

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Lloyd Norris McDaniels (Poppy), age 83 of Sevierville, passed on to the Lord on Thursday July 1st, 2010. The written language fails to illustrate the great loss in the passing of this man. After bravely serving his country in World War II with the Air Force, Lloyd returned home to teach at and oversee numerous schools as a principal. A devoted Christian, he served as a deacon at Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Driven by an unwavering dedication to the Lord and his family, he helped to shape the character, creativity, wisdom and faith that is all too often lost in our society. The virtue and honor of every great man, every great hero, was found in this one man’s soul. A passionate storyteller, he was able to whisk you away... across the globe on an amazing adventure, hanging on every word and waiting breathlessly for the next twist and turn. He is still the only man that I, his grandson, have ever known to never raise his voice in anger.... never. We mourn today, because the world was a far better place with Lloyd McDaniels in it. A beloved husband to Margie “Clem� McDaniels for 59 years, he has now gone to once again sit with his daughter, Rikie, in glorious heaven. He is also survived by his daughter, Robin Bradley; grandchildren, Rayne Marsh, Eric Bradley and wife Sara, Sarah and husband Jon Lilly, Hannah Bradley and Madison Bradley; brothers, G. Wray McDaniels and wife Rebecca, William O. McDaniels and wife June; sister Shirley and husband Joe Robertson; great-grandchildren, Chiane Marsh, Fox Marsh, Baylie Bradley, Ryele Marsh and Jakob Bradley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Gideons International, P.O. Box 429, Seymour, Tennessee 37865. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Atchley’s Seymour Chapel with Rev. Charlie McNutt and Rev. Dustin George officiating. Interment will follow in Boyd’s Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865 (577-2807). n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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Mrs. Geneva (Williams) Milliron, 91 of Kodak, died Thursday, July 1, 2010. She was a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter, Randi and husband, James Clay of Kodak; sons and daughters-inlaw, Paul and Debbie Williams of Petros, Tenn., and Bernie and Rena Williams of Joyner, Tenn.; sisters, Ruby Young of Wartburg, Mable Ward of Sunbright, and Rema Marlow of Petros; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; many special nieces, nephews and friends; and her friends at Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 3, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with Dr. Don Long officiating. Interment will be in the Petros

Sharon Boling Hicks Meares, 58 of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of South Knoxville, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Survivors: daughters, Stacy League and husband Robert, Christi Daniels; granddaughters, Mikayla Helton, Ivey League, Katelyn Helton and Meadow League; brothers, Robert Boling and wife Darlene, Kenny Boling, and Dennis Boling and son Eddie; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service 4 p.m. Saturday in Atchley’s Seymour Chapel with Rev. Eddie Kitts officiating. Interment will follow in Seven Islands Cemetery. The family received friends Friday at Atchley Funeral Home Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865.

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Volunteers ready but left out of spill cleanup Stocks fall as jobs report By TOM BREEN Associated Press Writer

NEW ORLEANS — BP and the Obama administration face mounting complaints that they are ignoring foreign offers of equipment and making little use of the fishing boats and volunteers available to help clean up what may now be the biggest spill ever in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said there have been 107 offers of help from 44 nations, ranging from technical advice to skimmer boats and booms. But many of those offers are weeks old, and only a small number have been accepted, with the vast majority still under review, according to a list kept by the State Department. And in recent days and weeks, for reasons BP has never explained, many fishing boats hired for the cleanup have done a lot of waiting around. A report prepared by

investigators with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., detailed one case in which the Dutch government offered April 30 to provide four oil skimmers that collectively could process more than 6 million gallons of oily water a day. It took seven weeks for the U.S. to approve the offer. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs on Thursday scorned the idea that “somehow it took the command 70 days to accept international help.� “That is a myth,� he declared, “that has been debunked literally hundreds of times.� He said 24 foreign vessels were operating in the Gulf before this week. He did not specifically address the Dutch vessels. The help is needed. Based on some government estimates, more than 140 million gallons of crude have now spewed

from the bottom of the sea since the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, eclipsing the 1979-80 disaster off Mexico that had long stood as the worst in the Gulf. Still, more than 2,000 boats have signed up for oil-spill duty under BP’s Vessel of Opportunity program. The company pays boat captains and their crews a flat fee based on the size of the vessel, ranging from $1,200 to $3,000 a day, plus a $200 fee for each crew member who works an eight-hour day. Rocky Ditcharo, a shrimp dock owner in Buras, La., said many fishermen hired by BP have told him that they often park their boats on the shore while they wait for word on where to go. “They just wait because there’s no direction,� Ditcharo said. He said he believes BP has hired many boat captains “to show numbers.�

Democrats use Kagan to sign up voters, raise funds WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party put Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan front and center Thursday on an e-mail appeal to raise funds and sign up supporters for President Barack Obama’s agenda. “Kagan for Justice,� reads a bumper stickerstyle headline on a website where supporters are asked to sign their names and give their e-mail addresses, then taken to a site where they are asked to donate money to the Democratic National Committee. Also topping the site is a picture of a smiling Kagan, who just concluded three days of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee at which she pledged repeatedly to cast aside any political allegiances if confirmed, and decide cases solely on the basis of the Constitution and the law. The appeal comes from Donna Brazile, one of Democrats’ top voter registration officials. COMBS CONSTRUCTION

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adds to economic fears NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slid Friday after a disappointing jobs report added to investors’ concerns that the economic recovery is losing steam. The Dow Jones industrial average fell for a seventh straight day and lost about 80 points in afternoon trading after the government said private employers added 83,000 jobs last month. That was fewer than the 112,000 analysts had forecast. Broader indexes also fell. Trading could become choppy Friday as traders look to avoid risky investments ahead of the long Independence Day weekend. Reports on jobs in the past two days had diminished expectations for the snapshot of the labor market. Payroll company ADP said private employment was weaker than expected, while the government said initial claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week. Investors are focused on business hir-

ing because that makes up the bulk of the country’s work force. And overall jobs numbers have been skewed in recent months by the hiring of temporary census workers. Businesses aren’t adding to payrolls as quickly as most investors would like. “The small businessman refuses to play here,� said Linda Duessel, equity market strategist at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh. She said business leaders don’t yet have the confidence to hire and are instead relying on temporary workers. The enduring jobs problems are raising concerns that the economy will begin sliding again. Many economists say that’s unlikely but still a worry. “We’re going to need, as a market, something to make us believe that the double-dip scenario is wrong,� Duessel said. “A soft patch is normal.� She said earnings reports for the April-June quarter could boost sentiment if companies also give upbeat forecasts.

Job market not growing fast enough for big rebound WASHINGTON (AP) — A second straight month of lackluster hiring by American businesses is sapping strength from the economic rebound. The jobless rate fell to 9.5 percent in June, still far too high to signal a healthy economy. It came in slightly lower than the month before only because more than a half-million people gave up looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed. The private sector added just 83,000 jobs for the month. Looked at from that angle or almost any other, from a teetering housing market to falling factory orders, the recovery is limping along as it enters the year’s second half. And that is when the benefits of most of the government’s stimulus spending will begin to wear off.

The fate of the economy will hinge on whether it can stand on its own. President Barack Obama acknowledged the slow pace of the recovery and used the new jobs figures to argue for more stimulus spending and extended unemployment benefits. “We’re not headed there fast enough for a lot of Americans,� the president said. “We’re not headed there fast enough for me, either.� Overall, the nation’s total payroll actually shrank last month by 125,000, the first decline in six months, the Labor Department said Friday. The loss reflected the

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Country music group Diamond Rio and a massive fireworks display will highlight the free Patriot Festival today in Patriot Park. Activity begins at 2 p.m. and continues until dark, when fireworks will light up the night sky. Seven musical groups will perform through the afternoon and evening. There will be food vendors and a Kids Karnival area. Diamond Rio, Steve Azar, Jimbo Whaley and Greenbrier, TelluRide, Thompson Square, Grafite and the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus also will perform. Information is at www. MyPigeonForge.com or by calling 800-251-9100.

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Midnight parade scheduled tonight

Gatlinburg kicks off America’s celebration with the nation’s first parade, which leads off at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. It features a special tribute to military personnel. Spectators will start placing folding chairs along the Parkway/321 route as early as 7 a.m. In addition to the parade, the 129th Army Marching Band, Boyertown (Penn.) Alumni Marching Unit, the Nashville Suzuki Strings and Knoxville Pipe & Drum will also perform in free weekend concerts downtown. The River Raft Regatta takes place at noon on Sunday beginning on River Road and ending at the aquarium bridge. The fireworks show starts around 10 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 800-568-4748 or visit www.gatlinburg.com.

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The city of Pigeon Forge has received $100,000 in an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, part of the federal stimulus program. The money is to retrofit the air conditioning system at City Hall. State officials say the grants will enable communities to implement cost-effective programs to reduce energy expenses and save taxpayer money.

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Stop-smoking classes planned

LeConte Medical Center’s next “Freedom From Smoking” class will be from 6-7 p.m. July 12. “Freedom From Smoking” is a seven-week program that includes a support group atmosphere, and focuses on overcoming addiction. The class requires a $50 deposit that is refundable at completion of class (when meeting the attendance requirement) and a $25 nonrefundable materials fee. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call 453-9355.

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Tenn. bed plant shipping oil-sopping pads to Gulf MARTIN (AP) — A bedding company in West Tennessee is swamped with work because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Dan Chadwick — vice president of Regency Pads Corp. in Martin, Tenn. — told Kentucky newspaper The Paducah Sun the company’s pads sop up floating oil while pushing away water. “We have more work than we can say grace over,” he said.

The pads are designed as pillow tops to use on mattresses. Chadwick says he demonstrated the pads to BP engineers at Orange Beach, Ala., in early July and said the company is now trying to keep up with demand for them. “Overnight we went to not a vendor for BP, but one of their main suppliers,” he said. Regency shipped its first order

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — A 120-year-old steam locomotive that spent 55 of those years sitting out in the weather at Chilhowee Park will be back on the tracks this weekend for the first time since 1953, hauling passengers for the Three Rivers Rambler train excursion. Locomotive No. 154 will make its first run in 57 years at 11 a.m. today during a private unveiling at Volunteer Landing.

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World quote roundup “I’m trying to work with these guys. But everything they’re giving me is a wish list, not what’s actually out there.” — Billy Nungesser, president of Louisiana’s hard-hit Plaquemines Parish of efforts to clean up oil spill

“I’ll remember him as he was when I came to know him, his white hair flowing like a mane, his gait steady with a cane, determined to make the most of every last breath. The distinguished gentleman from West Virginia could be found at his desk to the very end and doing the people’s business.” — President Barack Obama at memorial service for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd in West Virginia, who served in the senate for 51 years

“We got hit right between the eyes in June. July is starting to look like a total disaster.” —Pensacola Beach, Fla., hotel owner Julian MacQueen

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The Dumplin Creek shopping project got a boost this week when Walmart signed a purchase agreement for a 20-acre tract in the development which will run along the Interstate 40 southeast of Exit 407. Construction is expected to start in spring and take about a year.

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OCALA, Fla. (AP) — John Travolta is thanking his adopted Florida hometown, Ocala, after residents waged an online campaign to bring a limited rerelease of his hit “Grease” to the area. T h e 1978 classic is being Travolta shown in select theaters nationwide as the “Grease Sing-A-Long,” with karaoke-style subtitles for the songs. Ocala wasn’t on the distribution list. So residents swamped an online poll that allowed the city with the most voting fans to get the film. Ocala topped the poll by hundreds of votes. Travolta released a statement through JTP Films thanking residents and promising to buy free snacks. “Wish I could be there with you,” he said. Travolta and wife Kelly Preston bought an $8 million home in Ocala in 2003 with a landing strip so Travolta, an avid pilot, can fly.


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Three Cheers Davis Rader aiming right with trap shooting talents

Constitution clear on gun rights Even a simple guy like me can figure out these words from the U.S. Constitution: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” That’s contained in the Second Amendment. So why did four Supreme Court justices this week vote to infringe on the right to bear arms? The court ruled 5 to 4 that 76-year-old Otis McDonald, an African-American Democrat who lives in Chicago, can own a handgun. McDonald, a retired working-class guy, sued the city for taking away his right to protect himself. McDonald was blunt: He said his neighborhood is full of thugs who threaten his well-being, and the city cannot control the situation. So he has to protect himself from harm. But Justices John Paul Stevens, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg basically told McDonald to take a hike. They opined that guns cause a lot of damage to society; therefore, if a city wants to ban them, it can. But that is a policy belief, is it not? Where in the Constitution does it say that if guns become a menace to society they can be banned? Where does it say that? The Founding Fathers well understood the need for individual protection. Under King George, British soldiers routinely threw Colonial families out of their homes using a bogus law called the “Quartering Act.” Also, the colonists had little protection from harm because there was no federal authority and state governments were in their infancy. The founders also recognized that armed rebellion was a possibility even after we threw the British out. So they allowed the new American citizens the right to “bear arms” as protection and, indeed, wanted the folks to form “militias” in case of emergency. A smart fifth-grader understands all that, but apparently four Supreme Court justices do not. If these liberal jurists really cared about gun control, they would urge Congress to pass a law making all gun crimes federal offenses with mandatory prison sentences of 10 years. That would mean that any thug who carried a gun illegally or used one to commit a crime would be facing a 10-year stretch on top of whatever else he or she had done. You want bad guys with guns off the streets? That’s the way to do it. My opinion on gun control changed drastically when I saw the chaos in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Armed bands of looters in boats cruised the city taking pretty much anything they wanted because the local police presence had collapsed. If you had remained in town in order to protect your property, you would have been at the mercy of these looters unless you had the firepower to ward them off. That is why all Americans have the right to bear arms. It is depressing to think that the Ruth Bader Ginsburgs of this world do not care a whit about the welfare of Otis McDonald and other Americans who find themselves at risk. For Ginsburg, it is all about her liberal philosophy — not what benefits the American people. The Supreme Court is just one justice away from giving Ginsburg and her leftist crew the power to completely usurp the Constitution. Be very afraid. — Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Who’s Looking Out For You?” Distributed by Creators Syndicate. ©2007 Bill O’Reilly.

Sure as shootin’, Davis Rader, a junior at Sevier County High School, is aiming right. The teenager won the sub-junior state singles and doubles events in the American Trap Association state championship held at Clays Complex in Nashville. He will travel to the national championship in Sparta, Ill., in August to compete for U.S. honors. This young man spends hours practicing his craft, while remaining a well-rounded student at the high school. He is a member of the Sevier County High School football and track teams. He will be a member of the Smoky Mountain Youth Leadership Group this fall. He is a member of the SCHS Students Helping Others (SHO) Club and a member of First United Methodist Church in Sevierville. Rader is helping to coordinate the SCHS Foundation’s annual golf tournament this summer, to raise money for college scholarships. Hey, it’s not often you find someone of his caliber. Ouch! But congratulations to Davis.

Seymour Library promoting Good Citizenship awards by methods to unify families DAR spotlight quality kids The families that play together, stay together, But how do you bring parents and children together to enjoy common activities that build relationships and bonding? The Seymour Public Library has one answer. The library hosts monthly gaming programs for all ages. Using the proceeds from a state grant that provided games and gaming units for the library, they put together monthly programs designed to bridge the generation gaps and encourage kids to participate in activities that also may teach them a thing or two. The grant was established to build community by providing access to people of all ages to engage in programming for underserved populations in addition to raising awareness of library services. Video games provide literacy concepts by focusing on following directions, map reading and problem solving. The library hosts a video game family night and senior video game night each month. For more information regarding the program schedule, e-mail to tkrug@ sevierlibrary.org or call 577-7511.

The Spencer Clack Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presents Good Citizenship awards each year to eighth-grade students of eight county schools. This is a marvelous idea. The students are chosen for their honesty, trustworthiness, moral strength, good behavior, service, courage, sportsmanship, leadership, patriotism and good attitude. Those are attributes all people should possess. Instilling them in young people can be a challenge. But groups like the DAR are doing their best to make sure those qualities, when found in young people, are recognized and rewarded. Students receiving the awards: Taylor May and Daniel Watson of Caton’s Chapel; Shelby Maxwell and Josh Gibson of Boyds Creek; Alexis Hall and William Proffitt of Jones Cove; Amiti Little and Blake Gibson of Sevierville Middle; Jade Bradley and Dennis Tabisz of Catlettsburg; Mitchel Perry and Kayla Atchley of Northview Middle; Ashley Pridemore and Devin Narwani of New Center; Erin Thomas and Matt Gainey of Seymour Middle. Nice work, everyone.

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Fourth of July activities can be difficult for pets Editor: Problems Associated with July 4th and Animals Typically the day after July 4, animal shelters are inundated with animals that have become lost during the festivities and fireworks. Loud noises, and lights from fireworks and firecrackers confuse and disorient animals. In their fear many will attempt to escape what they perceive as danger. Animals will attempt to bolt through doors, go over or under fences, and many have been known to even break through windows. Underground fences which may typically keep

an animal within their perimeter, might fail to confine an animal if their fear is great enough. Following the Fourth, we have many animals come into the shelter with electric fence collars. Fireworks, firecrackers, sparklers, etc. pose a threat to curious animals that could be injured by getting too close. They can burn their nose or mouth by sniffing or even attempting to eat the hot remains. Their paws can be burned as well by stepping on the cinders. Preventative Measures Include: Keep pets inside if at all possible in a semiconfined area. A pet taxi or crate serves as a safe haven where pets is less likely to be able to injure themselves. Animals that suffer from storm phobia (those that are upset by storms, thunder and lightening)

are certain to have a difficult time during fireworks. If you are aware that your pet suffers from this fear syndrome, it is advisable to visit with your veterinarian who may want to prescribe a mild sedative to help the animal stay calm. Make sure that the pet is wearing identification, so that in the event they become lost they can be reunited with their owner. (Of course dogs and cats should always wear identification). Before starting your car, bang on the hood as cats are known to seek haven in engines of vehicles. In the event your pet becomes lost, visit the animal shelter as soon as possible to see if they have been turned in. Amy Ogle Rescue Coordinator Sevier County Humane Society

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Seymour looking to improve despite loss of 8 defensive starters By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor SEYMOUR ­— Coach Jim Moore had his work cut out for him as he took the helm of the Seymour Eagles football program last fall. Following in the footsteps of venerable Seymour fixture Gary Househoulder, Moore’s Eagles were not only moving up a classification but were staring down a schedule in which three of the

first six teams they faced would end the season with 10 wins. Still, despite taking a few hard knocks, the Eagles competed well in AAA football. Though they finished the regular season with a 4-6 record, four of those losses were single-digit defeats — not bad for the smallest school in district 2-AAA. This year Moore's hoping for better, but he knows his team again has some obstacles to overcome.

“We’re young, inexperienced especially,” Moore said. “We lost eight of 11 on defense, so that’s a big concern, and then we lost our kicker. Those are two big places that we’ve got better. In the spring both areas looked pretty good (though), we’ve just got to get some experience and grow up quick.” That will be a big difference from last year’s squad, which See EAGLES, Page A11

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Coach Jim Moore talks to players after a game last season.

2010 FIFA WORLD CUP

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Netherlands knock off Cup favorite Brazil 2-1

Tiger barely survives cut at AT&T By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — Don’t call the Dutch underachievers anymore. Not after the way the Netherlands rallied to upset fivetime champion Brazil 2-1 in the World Cup quarterfinals Friday. After waking themselves up at halftime, the title that has eluded the Dutch for all these years is now just two wins away. “For 45 minutes we went full throttle,” said Wesley Sneijder. “We were rewarded.” One of the shortest players on the field, Sneijder put the Netherlands ahead in the 68th minute on a header — a thrill so huge he ran to a TV camera, tapped the lens and stuck his face in for a close up. “It just slipped through from my bald head and it was a great feeling,” Sneijder said. He was in the middle of the post-game party, too, as his teammates swarmed him when the final whistle blew. John Heitinga picked up Sneijder and slung him over his shoulder as Netherlands captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst, a Brazil shirt in hand, leaped up and rubbed Sneidjer’s closely shaved head. The result was a case of role reversal for both sides. The top-ranked team in the world and one of the most impressive squads in the tournament until Friday, Brazil lost its composure after falling behind and defender Felipe Melo was ejected in the 73rd minute for stomping on the leg of Arjen Robben. The Dutch made the championship match in 1974 and ’78, lost both, and rarely have lived up to their talent in other World Cups. They did this time, helped by an own goal off the head of unfortunate Felipe Melo that brought them into a 1-1 tie in the 53rd. “I’m devastated. It was hard to see the players crying back there,” Felipe Melo said after emerging from the locker room.

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G-P coach Benny Hammonds enters his 39th season at the helm of the Highlanders and 43rd overall season as a head football coach this fall season.

Hammonds’ Highlanders hope to build on 2009’s success in 3-AA By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer GATLINBURG — The Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders football team knows it won’t have the luxury of sneaking up on any District 3-AA opponents this season after their 9-1 regular season a year ago, but to tell the truth, the Blue and Gold aren’t really concerned about anyone but themselves. “The teams we’re going to face have a little bit different of an outlook on us, I would think,” said G-P football coach Benny Hammonds, who enters his 39th season at the helm of the Highlanders and 43rd overall season as a head coach. “I’m

sure they’re going to take us a little more seriously, and they’ll probably be a little more prepared for us this year. We realize that, and we’ve talked about that. “But our main thing is just competing with ourselves, that’s always our goal. Daily, we just try to get better. Your competition is within yourself, just trying to develop yourself to be as good as you can possibly be. Our goal is always to make ourselves as good as we can be.” The Highlanders lost 11 players to graduation, but the team still feels good about the skill positions both offensively and defensively. The biggest question marks for the Blue and Gold

appear to revolve around the offensive and defensive lines. “That was 11 good boys we lost, a really tight-knit group and easy to coach,” said Hammonds. “But we’re returning a lot of experience at the skill positions, and that appears to be a strong point for us.” Returning rising senior quarterback Tye Marshall, who struggled down the stretch last season while playing with a throwing wrist injury that required offseason surgery, will be returning to the team in good health for his senior campaign. Rising senior Dillon Reagan and junior Terry Phillips will carry most of the ground load See G-P, Page A10

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — Tiger Woods figures he’ll be playing on the weekend, just a lot earlier than he wanted. Woods again played well from tee-to-green Friday in the AT&T National and had hardly anything to show for it in a round of even-par 70 that left him flirting with the cut line, yet still not out of the picture. Jeff Overton didn’t make a bogey until his final hole and shot a second straight 68 to reach the halfway point at 4-under 136. He was the leader in the clubhouse, with the four players who opened at 4-under 66 — Nick Watney, Joe Ogilvie, Jason Day and Arjun Atwal — playing in the afternoon at Aronimink. Woods had five consecutive one-putt greens — two of them for birdie, one for a bogey — until he missed a 30-inch par putt on his 17th hole and did not give himself a reasonable birdie chance on the par-5 ninth to end his round. He was at 3-over 143. That was barely outside the cut line when he signed his card, yet he was inside the cut an hour later and likely to be safe. “I drove the ball on a string for the most part the last two days and haven’t gotten anything out of it,” Woods said. “I’ve just got to put together two good rounds and see where it leaves me.” Woods played before a large and enthusiastic gallery in the Philadelphia suburbs, which hasn’t seen a PGA Tour event in eight years. His second round likely was enough to draw large crowds on the weekend, the only question being whether they’ll go home when he finishes. Overton did a good job saving par when he had to, and making the few good birdie chances he had. His only blemish came on the 591-yard ninth hole at the end of his round, when he caught a bad lie in the rough and took two shots to reach the green, making a bogey.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP

NASCAR considering changes for championship chase By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is considering tweaking the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, with chairman Brian France wanting to create more drama to the title-deciding format. “We want to make sure (the Chase) is giving us the biggest impact moments it was designed to do,” France said Friday. “Everything,

to us, means pushing the winning envelope to mean what it needs to mean in our sport. We’re happy with the Chase, (but) if we can enhance it in a pretty significant way, we may do that.” The Chase was one of several topics France covered Friday at Daytona International Speedway during a question-and-answer session. Also under consideration are changes to the second-

tier Nationwide Series that could affect the participation of Cup drivers, and scheduling requests made by track operators International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc. for the 2011 season. But it was the Chase that received the most attention as France admitted NASCAR is continuously trying to improve its championship system. Introduced in 2004 as

a radical new system for crowning the Cup champion, 10 drivers competed over the final 10 races of the season. The inaugural year was a smashing success, as five drivers went into the season finale in mathematical contention to win the title that ultimately went to Kurt Busch, who beat Jimmie Johnson by eight points in the final standings. Two years later, Johnson began his run of four con-

secutive titles, even as NASCAR widened the field to 12 drivers and created a seeding system based on bonus points earned through “regular-season” victories. Now, as NASCAR goes through a self-evaluation period designed to renew interest in a series that has suffered through sagging attendance and television ratings, changes to the Chase are again on the table.

France would not talk specifics, but in general terms, his ideas sounded as if NASCAR is considering both eliminations and tweaking the system to ensure that several drivers are in title contention during the season finale. In the past several years, Johnson has had to only preserve a decent finish to wrap up the title with little to no competition. See CHASE, Page A9


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SCHS letterman’s club breakfast

The Sevier County High School letterman’s club will have breakfast 8 a.m. on July 5th at Shoney’s in Sevierville. All lettermen are welcome to attend.

Bent Creek will host annual golf tourney to benefit G-P Highlanders tennis team

The Coach P Basketball Camp is coming to the G-P High School gymnasium July 19-22. The fourday camp is for all rising 1st through rising 8th graders, and it will run from 9 a.m. to noon daily. The cost is $80 with a multi-sibling discount available. Call Raul Placeres at 256-2222 or email placeresraul@yahoo.com for more information or to register.

GATLINBURG — With little built-in fundraising ability, the GatlinburgPittman High School tennis team relies on it’s annual golf tournament to supply much of the team’s financial needs throughout the season, including balls uniforms and other organiza-

Seymour’s Future Eagles Camp

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Coach P Camp coming

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

Starz Futbol Club taking new players The successful Starz Futbol Club competitive soccer teams based in Sevierville is expanding. The program is for boys and girls ages 6-18. For more information, contact Tom Leonard at 755-8288.

Pittman Center basketball camp

There will be a Pittman Center Elementary basketball camp July 12-15 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily for 3rd through 8th grade boys and girls. The cost is $50 per camper. For more information, call 696-7240.

Free G-P Highlanders football camp

The Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders Football Camp will be held July 12th and 13th on both the game and practice fields at the G-P High School. The camp is open to all rising 3rd through 9th graders and will run from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly. There is no cost for the camp, and the first 60 participants will receive a T-shirt. Registration will be from 5 to 6 p.m. on the first night of the camp, Monday, July 12. For more information, call the high school Monday through Thursday at 436-5637.

Smoky Bears football camp ahead

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

PF youth FB camp

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

Summer Tennis Camp

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

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

Bower Field events upcoming

There will be two Bower Bash Baseball Tournaments in July, with the first running July 9-11 with an entry deadline of July 6, and the second will be July 23-25 with a July 20 entry deadline. All 8U teams play free, and the cost for 9U, 10U, 11U and 12U recreation and AA teams only is $50. Bower Field fall league signups for boys and girls ages 4-12 will be July 6 and July 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the field. Tryouts for the Tri-County Canes 12U team for the 2011 season can be made by appointment. The Bower Field fall league coaches meeting will be 7 p.m. July 8 at the Bower Field shed. For more information on any of the previous events, call 748-0122 or 573-3016. Leave a message and your call will be returned.

tional expenses. The team will host their 4th Annual G-P Tennis Team Golf Tournament and Auction next Sunday, July 11. The four-man scramble tournament will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. Lunch at the turn will be

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — The Miami Heat used every precious second of their promised time with LeBron James — and then some. Team president Pat Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra, billionaire owner Micky Arison and former center Alonzo Mourning spent nearly three hours making their presentation to try to lure James, the NBA’s most coveted free agent, to sunny South Florida. The Heat’s delegation arrived at 10:20 a.m. James showed up two minutes before the scheduled 11 a.m. meeting wearing a T-shirt, shorts and a backpack. At 1:50 p.m., the Heat’s delegation paraded through the lobby of the IMG building without saying a word. Before getting in their cars, they passed the Los Angeles Clippers’ two-man contingent of acting general manager Neil Olshey and executive Andy Roeser. Olshey then joked that Riley went into overtime with James. “Is coach going to get fined for going over his allotted time?� Olshey asked a person who works for James. “Don’t worry, we’ll be short.� The Clippers wrapped up their meeting with James in about an hour. Olshey coached James at a summer camp before his senior year of high school. He knew back then James was a special player, one he would like to see relocate his game to the West Coast. “I predicted he would be Rookie of the Year, an All-Star in his second year and the best player on the planet in his third year,� he said. “So far, I’ve been right.

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“We like a playoff-style format for sure,� France said. “The big design is to have playoff type moments that only can be, in any sport, created when there’s a lot on the line at any one moment. That’s what the essence of Game 7s, eliminations and all that are. “What we’re talking about is enhancing it in a way that will bring out more of the winning moments, the big moments that happen in sports. And if there’s a way we can do that, and there are a couple of ways, we’re going to give that a lot of weight.� Drivers immediately questioned where NASCAR is headed.

I think we’ve got the best roster and the best chance and the best city.� After the meetings concluded, James was asked how things were going as he headed out the door. “Good,� he said. Riley felt the same way. “This is a very fluid process,� Riley said. “We’ve had five meetings across the country in the span of 40 hours. We will continue with the process. It’s still early in free agency, but we feel very good with how our presentations have gone thus far.� The second day of LeBronmania didn’t have as much star power. On Thursday, James met with the New Jersey Nets, who brought billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov and hip hop superstar Jay-Z to help make their pitch. The New York Knicks followed with a presentation that required a rental van to haul their equipment. James will visit on Saturday with the Chicago Bulls and Cavaliers, the two teams widely considered co-favorites to sign the twotime MVP. James pulled into the garage of the IMG building in a Range Rover and was escorted to the elevator banks by two Cleveland police officers for his 11 a.m. meeting with the Heat. Miami’s advance team, led by executive and salarycap specialist guru Andy Elisburg, arrived nearly 90 minutes before the start to set up the Heat’s production. Elisburg may not be the best known of Miami’s group, but he may have the most important job since the team is hoping to resign Dwyane Wade and add either James and/or fellow

“I believe that we should keep things as simple as possible,� Carl Edwards said. “We should keep them the same. I think that if you change things over and over, and this is just my opinion, but if you constantly change things, then it makes it harder to believe in and feel comfortable with.� Denny Hamlin, considered the biggest challenger this season to Johnson’s reign, seemed opposed to any tweaks. “Why do we keep wanting to change chase format,� he posted on his Twitter page shortly after France concluded. “if we haven’t noticed already... the more we change stuff the lower the ratings get.� But NASCAR has always maintained that its Chase is a work in progress, and

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Cleveland Cavaliersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; LeBron James drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half in an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 16. free agent Chris Bosh to its roster. The Heat, who have more than $40 million in salary-cap space, met with Bosh in Chicago on Thursday. James was in a great mood when he walked in for the second day of his hyped recruitment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up?â&#x20AC;? he said before heading to LRMR Marketing, the company he started with Maverick Carter, his close friend and business partner. On the eighth floor, Riley was seen pacing the hallway waiting for James. Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pitch to James wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expected to contain too many surprises, and it likely focused on the possibility of him playing with Wade, a U.S. Olympic teammate and friend. The Heat also have talked about

uniting the two with Bosh, who was in the same draft class as James and Wade. Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recruiting plan goes something like this: He talks about the benefit of playing in an no-incometax state like Florida, something that would be worth millions to James, whose off-court earnings dwarf his on-court salary. He sings the praises of having a willing-to-spend, not-willingto-meddle owner in Arison, plus talks about what it means to be part of the Heat family, something to which Mourning can attest. And Riley also speaks about building a dynasty, the word heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been using with Heat fans for months. Given all that, these days could largely define a huge portion of Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heat legacy.

it will continually look at ways to improve that â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as any other aspect of the sport â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if its in the best interest of the industry. Although unlikely, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible, France indicated, that NASCAR wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything at all to the Chase. He compared the process over the next few months to what the NCAA recently experienced while considering expanding the field for the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball tournament. The NCAA originally discussed expanding to 96 teams, but when the idea wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t well received, it instead expanded from 65 teams to just 68.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t made a decision,â&#x20AC;? France said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think you saw that get played out with the NCAA tournament, as a matter of fact. A lot of things were discussed on their end. They ended up doing something that they thought worked for them, which was a lot less than they had originally considered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re no different than that. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their tournament, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our Chase. So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look at what we think can make the biggest impact, managing the either unintended consequences or certainly the integrity of the format itself.â&#x20AC;?

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AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL 12 Mid ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Richmond at Sydney (delayed tape) ATHLETICS 4:30 p.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Prefontaine Classic, at Eugene, Ore. AUTO RACING 1 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rolex Sports Car Series, Brumos Porsche 250, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 7:30 p.m. TNT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Coke Zero 400, at Daytona Beach, Fla. CYCLING 11:30 a.m. VERSUS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tour de France, prologue, at Rotterdam, Netherlands GOLF 8 a.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; European PGA Tour, Open de France, third round, at Paris 1 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, AT&T National, third round, at Newtown Square, Pa. 3 p.m. CBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, AT&T National, third round, at Newtown Square, Pa. 6:30 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Champions Tour, Montreal Championship, second round, at Blainville, Quebec (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m. FOX â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Regional coverage, N.Y. Mets at Washington, Tampa Bay at Minnesota, or Florida at Atlanta 8 p.m. WGN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chicago White Sox at Texas MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE 3 p.m.

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â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Cincinnati 3, Chicago Cubs 2, 10 innings Washington 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2 Milwaukee 4, St. Louis 1 Colorado 7, San Francisco 3 Houston 6, San Diego 3, 10 innings Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Cincinnati 12, Chicago Cubs 0 N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Florida at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Houston at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Cincinnati (Cueto 8-2) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 3-6), 1:05 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 7-4) at Atlanta (Hanson 7-5), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 6-1) at Washington (Strasburg 2-2), 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee (M.Parra 2-5) at St. Louis (Carpenter 9-1), 6:35 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 4-3) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 5-6), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 7-4) at Colorado (Jimenez 14-1), 8:10 p.m. Houston (Norris 2-5) at San Diego (Correia 5-6), 8:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 7-4) at Arizona (R.Lopez 4-6), 9:40 p.m. American League East Division

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â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Cleveland 6, Toronto 1 N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 2 Oakland 8, Baltimore 1 Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 4, 10 innings L.A. Angels 2, Texas 1 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Toronto 6, N.Y. Yankees 1, 11 innings Oakland at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Toronto (R.Romero 6-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 9-2), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 5-9) at Minnesota (Liriano 6-6), 4:10 p.m. Oakland (Mortensen 0-0) at Cleveland (Westbrook 5-4), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (J.Vargas 6-3) at Detroit (Verlander 9-5), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 3-9) at Boston (Lester 9-3), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 7-6) at Texas (Tom.Hunter 4-0), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (Chen 4-2) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 8-5), 9:05 p.m.

for the Highlanders, and seniors Ron Durbin, Jeremy Hibbard and Ryan Taylor will be Marshallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary aerial targets in the passing game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some pretty good skill people with some good potential,â&#x20AC;? said Hammonds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some boys with some good experience, boys who have been under the fire and the pressure.â&#x20AC;? If the G-P spring scrimmage at District 2-AAA Cherokee is any indication, the Blue and Gold will continue to find ways to compete with bigger programs this season. With Marshall out with a bruised spleen, backup rising junior quarterback Ryan Myers stepped up for the Highlanders and threw three touchdown passes in the G-P scrimmage win, highlighted by a 65-yard TD bomb to Hibbard on the opening play of the game. The Blue and Gold defense was not to be outdone, however, and on Cherokeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first offensive snap, Durbin stepped in front of the intended receiver and returned the pick to paydirt for a quick second G-P score. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our boys had a good scrimmage up there, and our boys turned in a lot of big plays,â&#x20AC;? said Hammonds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We ended up scoring five or six (touchdowns), and we held them to one ... so that was good to see. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was proud of the boys,

but having a good scrimmage in the spring doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t automatically translate into a good season in the fall. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn the scoreboard on in the spring, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to keep working. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But what I like about this team more than anything ... there are several boys on this team whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got their minds on making big plays, and they try to make them every play.â&#x20AC;? Rising senior lineman Bill Huskey will reportedly be named to the first team of the preseason Murphy Fair All-State Team in a couple of weeks, and rising senior Bill Bales and juniors Ty Herrell and Hunter Meier will also bring some starting experience to the G-P front. But beyond those players, the question of line depth remains a big concern heading into this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our challenge is definitely the offensive and defensive lines,â&#x20AC;? said Hammonds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where we need the most work and the most help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a lot of guys competing for a spot, but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be yet. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some big boys, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for some to be a little bit quicker.â&#x20AC;? A rotation system could be employed, especially early in the season, to try to plug in the holes on the G-P front. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see,â&#x20AC;? said Hammonds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still trying to figure that one out.â&#x20AC;? chitchcock@themountainpress.com

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hung its hat on its physical defense, and held seven of 10 opponents to under 13 points. Offensively, the Eagles could be improved from last season. Dustin Fain, who took over the starting job partway through the 2009 campaign, has now had an offseason to prepare for the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I expect a lot more from him,â&#x20AC;? Moore said of his QB. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had a good spring, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been throwing the ball well. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big kid, a strong kid 6-1, 200, and his speedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gotten better. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the second-strongest kid on the team. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a good one.â&#x20AC;? Also playing a big role will be rising senior Cory Clark at wide receiver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cory had a big year (last season),â&#x20AC;? Moore said. Taking over primary duties in the backfield will be Lee Knight, who had a good spring and did â&#x20AC;&#x153;really wellâ&#x20AC;? in limited action

last year, according to the coach. Senior Chris Humphries, the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strongest player, will anchor the offensive line at senior. Aside from his spot as the primary receiver, Clark will also be looked to for leadership on defense as one of only three returning starters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hanging a lot on him this year. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to have to be vocal and be a leader,â&#x20AC;? Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of those kids that does everything that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to do. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a worker, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s somebody you can always count on, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a great kid besides being an athlete.â&#x20AC;? Moore also said outside linebackers Kevin Kennedy and Logan Rutherford have expectations and returning starters. Like most football teams, the Eagles are fighting some injuries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a couple of injuries and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not sure how those are going to pan out,â&#x20AC;? Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Austin Satterfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going

to be a senior linebacker and tight end. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to miss some time with an ACL tear. And Bryson Dockery is a sophomore and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a meniscus tear. I talked to his mother a few weeks ago, and at that time they still had him on no weight-bearing. So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just kind of waiting on that one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Besides those two injuries, the spring went good. We had a scrimmage (with Loudon) and it went good. We beat them 3-1.â&#x20AC;? The Eagles will kick-off practice July 20 and will be in pads on July 26. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be ready to go, we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be feeling it out when we start last year,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year we were still feeling it out. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be ready to go August 20 and have our ducks in a row.â&#x20AC;? The team opens the season at Daniel Boone High School on August 20. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play a warm-up with Gatlinburg-Pittman on August 13 at the Sevier County Jamboree. mpsports@themountainpress.com

NCAA BASKETBALL

NCAA picks format for 68-team hoops tourney By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The NCAA has settled on the format for the new 68-team menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball tournament, though the announcement isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t scheduled until sometime next week. The Division I menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball committee reached its decision after studying a number of options and discussing feedback during meetings in Chicago, said David Worlock, associate director of the March Madness tournament. Details were not disclosed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We discussed several options, just trying to not leave any stone unturned,â&#x20AC;? said committee member

Laing Kennedy, the athletic director at Kent State. The NCAA announced in April that it would add three teams to the field, the first expansion for the tournament since it went from 64 to 65 in 2001 after going from 48 to 64 in 1985. The new format is scheduled to take effect next March. NCAA officials recommended the 68-team field after the public loudly complained that going to 80 or 96 teams would water down the NCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marquee event, and network executives insisted they did not need more tourney games to make a profit on the next television contract â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a 14-year, $10.8 billion television package with CBS and Turner Broadcasting.

A 96-team field likely would have enveloped the 32-team NIT, the NCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other, independently run season-ending tournament. Instead, the expansion was much more modest, but it was not without hurdles. The committee was known to have looked at at least three possibilities. One would slot the bottom eight teams in the tournament into the opening round and have them play for the right to move on to the round of 64. Another option would put the last eight at-large teams to make the field into the play-in games. There was also talk of a hybrid plan that could include both at-large teams and automatic qualifiers.

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0151 Garage/Estate Sales 4 Generation Estate Sale 3205 Burns Road, Wears Valley. Glassware, dishes, wood cook stove, wagon, surrey tools, clocks, etc... Call 865-680-4039 Fri & Sat 8-4 Garage Sale. Fri & Sat. 440 Maggie Mack Ln. Lots of stuff. 2 Family Yard Sale Saturday 8a.m. Quilts, dishes, knick-knacks, furniture, clothes, etc. From Hwy. 66 take Douglas Dam Rd. to 1st road on left past 84 Lumber. 2 Family Yard Sale: Fri. &: Sat. 3166 Maples Branch Rd. Adult & kids clothing, hundreds of PS2 games, furn., fresh produce, much more. 654-8747. Rummage Sale to benefit Honduras Mission Saturday, July 3, 8-3. At Riverside RV Park Pavillion. Many household items, furniture items, clothing, lots of miscellaneous items. Big Yard Sale Fri 2 & Sat 3 8-? Turn @ Golden Corral, go one mile out Allensville to Hilltop Cir #922. Tools, lots of fishing poles & tackle, sheet sets, clothes, books, CDs, DVDs, housewares, lots of Halloween stuff, lot more things. Come and see. Garage sale: Thurs.-Sat. 8-4; Antiques , furn., guns, RV, clothes, flowers from Old Time Pottery, sinks, fountain, baby stuff, electronics, etc. 2160 Mountain Vista Rd. Follow signs from Walters State. 423-327-0185, 865-654-5121. Huge Baby Sale. Thurs, Fri & Sat. 9am-5pm 3213 Bativa Garden Ct, New Center. Sz P-5T boy & girl, many new items. Huge Garage Sale Everything from A-Z. Cheap! Everything must go! Dogwood Hills Sub. Saturday only 8am-3pm Huge Yard Sale Fri & Sat 8-? U Street, off Love Rd, near fairfgrounds Baby boy clothes, little girl clothes, big men clothes, plus size women, furniture, TOYS, books, electronics Huge Yard Sale Friday 7/2 & Sat.7/3 8:00am-? 403 Dean Hill Dr. Sevierville Huge yard sale, Fri. & Sat., lots of kids clothes, tools, furniture and much more. 1232 Blake Lea, Belle Meadows. 8:30am-?, 865-360-6945. LeConte Landing, 1336 Ellendale Cove, July 1 & 2, 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Home interior pictures and decor, toys, & clothes. Meadowlatk Mania Yard Sales. Fri & Sat. Turn between Weigel's and SmartBank. Follow signs to Meadowlark Lane.

YARD SALE: Friday & Saturday, July 2 & 3, 8-4. 1710 Thurman Circle, Shaconage S/D just past Walters State. Antique linens, recliners, love seat, tables, crib, men, women & children's clothing, TV's, mower, jewelry, king bedding, lg. floral arrangements, Eliptical exerciser, much more.

YARD SALE: 2887 Easy St. Friday & Saturday 8a.m.-3p.m. Pictures, small appliances, etc. Everything must go. Make offers. YARD SALE: Fri. & Sat. on Covemont Lane in Wears Valley. Antiques and more. Yard Sale Fri & Sat July 2 & 3. Baby items, household items, furniture, exercise equip, hunting, fishing & golf items. 3743 Hardwood Rd, Kodak.

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Sales

Ambitious Salesperson Full or Part time. Nights & weekends. Hourly plus commission. Parking provided. Call for appt. The Hayloft in The Village, Gatlinburg. 436-6944

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Now Hiring Professional Salesperson for year round full-time selling medical/fitness equip. in Pigeon Forge. Must have integrity & good character. Hourly + commission. Avg. erngs $800+$1400/week. Send resume to resumesevier2@gmail.com

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Medical/Dental

NP's/PA's NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND/OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS needed to work for Summit Medical Group's Express Clinic opening in Sevierville. The qualified candidate will be treating patients 2 years of age and older. Current state certification required, experience with ER or urgent care preferred. Good pay with a great company. Mail resume to: Summit Medical Group, 1225 E. Weisgarber Road, Suite 200, Knoxville TN 37909 or fax to 584+1363 or email to khickok@summithealthcare. com (If emailing, attachments should be in Word, Excel or pdf format).

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General Help

RESERVATIONIST for fast paced rental company. Good work environment. Hours flexible. Sign on bonus. Apply in person at Eden Crest, 652 Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN. Vac/Truck Operator. Clean. CDL w/tank endorsement a must. Good health w/strong back. Drug test. 30-40 hrs./wk. Pay $11-$14 hr. depending on exp. All replys confidential. 865-577-1157. Sevier County is accepting resumes for the position of Emergency Management Director. For a complete job description, contact Perrin Anderson at 865-774-3643. Resumes should be sent to: Sevier County Mayor's Office, 125 Court Avenue, Suite 102E, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862. Resumes must be received by 4 p.m., July 7, 2010. Sevier County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin.

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Hotel/Motel

Capri Motel now hiring desk clerks. Weekends required. Please apply in person Mon-Fri 9-3. 4061 Parkway, Pigeon Forge. Four Seasons Motor Lodge in Gatlinburg hiring Front Desk, Night Auditors, Maintenance & Housekeeping. Please apply between 7am-3pm. Front Desk Clerk Looking for friendly person with excellent people skills and some computer experience. Year round position with benefits. Tree Tops Resort of Gatlinburg 865-436-6559 Housekeepers for a well established condominium resort in Pigeon Forge. Apply in person 205 Ogle Dr., Pigeon Forge at Whispering Pines Condominiums from 9 am-5 pm Hampton Inn Gatlinburg Now hiring Part-time Night Audit. Must be reliable, customer focused, and self motivated. Hotel experience preferred but not required. Great starting pay and benefits. Must be available to work weekends. Please apply in person at 967 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Riverside Motor Lodge - Gatlinburg now hiring 11 p.m.- 7 a.m. Desk Clerk. Apply in person 715 Parkway, Gatlinburg. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Housekeepers needed experience desirable, no phone calls. Apply at Conner Hill Motor Lodge 3921 Parkway Pigeon Forge. Local resort now hiring Part-time Housekeepers. Must be able to work weekends and have dependable transportation. Experience preferred. Applications are available at 746 Ski Mountain Road. Gatlinburg or resumes can be faxed to 865-436-4657.

Housekeepers Needed! Apply in person at Mainstay Suits, 410 Pine Mt Rd., Pigeon Forge.

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Maintenance Tech General maintenance skills, plumbing and electrical a plus. Year round position w/benefits. Tree Tops Resort of Gatlinburg 865-436-6559 Needed: Full-time or Part-time Front Desk Clerks *Year End Bonus *Paid Weekly *Good Starting Pay *Parking provided Apply in person to Greystone Lodge at the Aquarium 559 Parkway, Gatlinburg (Light #5)

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Unfurnished Apartments

2 BR, 1 BA apt., 3.5 mile from Pigeon Forge. $600 month. 712-4545. 2BR/1BA, 4x8 storage room, ground level, in Sev. $500/mo + dep. Short or longterm lease avail. Call 423-619-1925.

Now hiring: Front Desk Clerks, & Housekeepers. Apply in person, Park Tower Inn 201 Sharon Dr. Pigeon Forge

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.

Riverchase Motel Pigeon Forge now hiring dependable, experienced Front Desk clerk for 3-11pm shift. Apply in person at 3709 Parkway.

Apartments for rent. $525-$675/mo. 2 BDRM, w/d hookup. Locations in Sevierville & Pigeon Forge. 429-3201.

WANTED: Drug Free and Dependable housekeeper/laundry person for motel and vacation rental business in Gatlinburg. Part-time year round position $8.50 per hour to start. Please call Trina at 865-436-7622 WANTED: Self motivated, drug free, team player for Front desk clerk position at a motel/vacation rental business in Gatlinburg. Part-time year round position, must have experience. Please call Christina at 865-436-7622

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Restaurant

Baskin Robbins Shift Manager/Customer Service Baskins Robbins Shift Managers and Customer Service Representatives needed for Pigeon Forge Location. Management experience preferred for Shift Manager position. Applicant must pass background/credit/drug screening for Shift Manager. All applicants must have a stable work history with good references. To apply for these positions please contact Baskin Robbins, 3270 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 428-1770. Join the Johnson Family of Restaurants family... The folks who brought you Bennett's BBQ, Alamo Steakhouse and Mama's Farmhouse are at it again, with Big Daddy's Pizzeria, a real wood-fired brick oven pizza place We are looking for a quality Assistant Manager, and a couple of great cooks. Please call our home office at 429-0082 to set up an interview.

Part Time Sales Director If you!re looking for a Part-time sales position you might be the right fit for our local company. You must be a self starter who can work well in a team environment as well as extroverted in business and social situations. Previous experience in sales or marketing required. Candidates should be up to date on Microsoft programs and have the ability to multi task. Please email resumes to: salesevier@gmail.com Wanted: Top Restaurant Manager. Great Pay and Benefits. Fax Resume to 865-429-0159. Part-time & full time p.m Cashier & Servers. No tip sharing, no tipping out. Apply in person at Cracker Barrel, 2285 Parkway, Pigeon Forge.

CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5 BA to 2BR/2BA garden apts. $545 to $580 Trolly access 865-429-2962 Gatlinburg 2BR apt. Quiet area in city. $550 mo. No smoking or pets. 786-412-7871. GATLINBURG 2BR unfurn. Water incl. No pets. Dep. req. 865-621-3015 Large 1 Bedroom Apt. Country setting. $375/mo., $200 Deposit. No pets. 453-6186, 654-2450. 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 8:30am-5:30pm or 865-356-3015 after hours & weekends Pigeon Forge 1BR New Kitchen, fireplace, w/d. $500 mth $500 sec. 453-4744 RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545 TO $695. 865-429-2962

Sevierville 2br duplex 2ba, whirlpool 1 level. $675mth $500 deposit no pets credit ref 865-414-6611

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1BR Furnished Apt. No pets. Very nice. Refs. required. $150 wk + $400 dam. dep. Call: 428-2190 Large 1BR Water, app furnished. No pets. Ref. $450 + dep. 680-3078

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Homes for Rent

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

1BR fully furnished Cabin home Pigeon Forge $600 mth. 865-712-3026

2 BR/1BA, lg. kitchen, dining, ofc. room. No pets! 805 Main St. $700/mo. $700 dep. 577-5350. 2 Living areas, 3BR/2BA, 2 kitchens, Decks, between Gat & P.F. Private. 865-654-8542 2BR/1BA off Pittman Center Rd. $600/mo. 1st & last. Call 865-436-4227. 3 BR house for rent. Contact number O/A 865-654-3797.

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Cats/Dogs/Pets

3BD/2BA Private Country Seting off Dixon Branch Rd $950 mth. 865-712-3026

For Sale: Huskey pups, ready to go. $100. 2 Black labs, free. 774-7404 or 384-3736

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

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BELLE MEADOWS Available in July 4BR/2BA, 2 car garage. Approx. 1870 sq. ft. $1,200 865-429-2962 Charming Cottage-1bdrm, 1ba, wa & dryer, central location, low utilities, $600 mo, $600 dep. Call 865-712-2455 Cozy 2BR/2BA private furnished hideaway in PF. $850 mth. Deposit & lease. 865-453-6547. Wears Valley - Fully furnished Cabin. 2BR/2BA, quiet area, no pets, lease option available. 865-908-8495. House on mountain. 1BR 1loft 1.5BA, jaccuzi. Nestled in the trees. Steep driveway. $250 week includes elect, water, gas. Private and beautiful. 865-898-2629 Nice 1728 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA home. On 1 acre w/decks & carport. Boyds Creek $900/mo., $900 dep. 1 yr lease. Call 865-748-5342. P.F. 1425 Sq. ft. home, 3 BR, 2 bath, 2 car garage, C H&A, no pets. $900 mo. $500 security deposit. Ref. req. no smoking. 865-332-9227. REALTY PLUS 428-8155 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 BUILDERS BLOW OUT: New Town Home 2BR/ 2BA Awesome views! Large Master BR, Stainless Appl. $93,900. Call Alicia OWNERS FINANCING: 2-2BR Cabins next to Dollywood on rental program. $15,000 Down $255,000. Call Renee' COMM./RES. 210' ROAD FRONTAGE ON 1AC. $120,000. CALL RENEE' LEVEL 1+ Acre Lot w/views $19,000. Call Renee' Renee' Weiss 865-680-5564 Alicia Roy 865-809-3420

Sevierville Free credit check, 7 days free rent, salt water pool, 2br, 2ba, 1,114 sq. ft. $675.00 & up. 865-429-4470

3 BR house in Kodak and 2 BR apartment in Sevierville. No pets. 865-933-6697.

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Condominiums for Rent

Gatlinburg Beautiful 2BR 2BA Furnished Condo with fireplace, overlooks stocked trout stream, and has heated pool. Walk to downtown Gatlinburg, includes water, cable, flat screen TV, granite countertops. Immediate occupancy. Minimum 1 yr lease. $975 mth. 865-771-9600.

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Duplexes for Rent

Duplex for rent: Big River Overlook, Sevierville, 2BR 1 BA W/D hkup. $500/mo $500 dep 1 yr. lease. 428-0731 leave msg.

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Business Places/ Offices

GATLINBURG Deal! APT./SHOP-office space, water incl. 621-3015 Office building for rent 119 South Blvd, just off Pkwy. $475mth. 933-6544 Shop for rent. Located in downtown Traders Mall 805 Parkway, gatlinburg. No food & No t-shirts. 436-5691 Warehouse/office space with loading dock for lease in Sevierville. Climate control, 2,700 sq. ft. $1,400/mo. 865-256-4809 or 865-654-6042.

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Mobile Homes for Rent

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Mobile Homes for Rent

2BR/2BA water & sewer furn., washer/dryer. On Hwy. 66, near Swaggerty's. 933-5509 or 755-2402. 2BR/2BA, 1/2 mile from Douglas Dam. References required. 865-429-7149, 865-654-8687. Affordable accomadation for low income. 865-654-8702 County Line Road: 16x80, 3BR/2BA. No pets. $550/month. 865-453-1449.

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Homes for Sale

3BR/2BA house for sale. Mountain views. $92,000. 865-640-9794 Custom Homes, Additions, Garages, & Remodel Coplen Construction, 865-654-6691. DANDRIDGE: Large home 3200 SF, 5BR/5.5BA, approx. 2.5 acres. Hardwood floors, new cabinets. $275,000. 865-740-6810. NEW CONSTRUCTION FARMS PLUS GARAGE 3BR, 2BATH, 2/Garage. Sevier City Limits. $149,900 NEW CONSTRUCTION: 3BR/2BATH, 2/Garage. 865-387-7717 MURPHY FARMS 865-381-1968. $159,900. NEW TOWNHOMES 2BR/2BATH, Boyds Creek area. $99,900. NEW CONSTRUCTION: 3BR/2BATH, 1600 Sq. ft. + unfin. basement. New Center area. $169,900. NEWER HOME IN MURPHY 3BR/2BATH, 1560 Sq. Ft. Sevierville City Limits. $164,900. Call Kim Sheets at KJ Real Estate 865-387-7717. Owner/Agent Moving Sale. Must Sell. 2800 SF Home in Pigeon Forge great subdivision. City water, paved road, 3 miles from Parkway, more information call Joe 865-428-6115 or Chris: 865-453-6389. Developer close out: Beautiful home site. Utilities, paved road. 2 miles Chapman Hwy. 1.41 ac. $36,000.00. Call Joe: 865-428-6115 or Chris: 8a65-453-6389.

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Condominiums for Sale

FSBO: Golf Course Condo, end unit, swimming pool, 2BR/2BA, FP, covered private porch, awesome view of the National Park & Golf Course, laundry room, low maintenance fees, security and lots of storage. $129,500. 1 yr. golf membership included. 865-654-6468.

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Duplex/Apts

Spacious 2BR/2BA $695/mo.; 1BR/1BA $495/mo. Excl cond. CH/A, W/D conn., D/W, vaulted ceiling, front porch, rear patio, lawn, trash & city water incl. 705-0387.

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Lake/River/Resort

FSBO: 5.5 acres, 2800 sq. ft. shop. Powder Springs area. $115,000. 865-712-5067.

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Lots & Acreage

5 acres, Dunns Ck. $42,000. Also 3 lots, septics in place, gated community $32,000. 865-453-2229 The developer of Laughing Pines is offering the remainder of the lots for sale at $40,000 under county appraisal. On Walden's Creek. Call Mike May 865-548-4565.

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Manufactured Homes for Sale

New Double wide with Mountain View lot, city water. $79,900. Call Bill @ 865-360-9959.

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Commercial/Office

16 ft wide 3/2 mobile home, Kodak. City water & yard maintenance. $650 mth. 865-286-5319 or 770-335-7008

1/2 Acre Commercial Zoned Lots, Kodak exit 407, $89,000. 865-654-6691 12 Unit MOTEL for sale + CABIN. 9 mi. from Gatlinburg. Call 865-908-3897 or 865-332-6203.

Kodak 2+2 $450, 2+1 $425 + dep. Very nice. Absolutely no pets. 933-6544.

New 5000 ft warehouse/exit 407 Sale or lease $2650 mth. 865-654-6691


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Boats for Sale

Pontoon 2002 Weers 20ft. 2003 90hp Johson, Am/Fm CD Radio, Horn, Headlights, Shade Top, Ladder for swimmers, Trailer. Mint condition $7,800. 335-5727

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Cars for Sale

1994 Olds 98, 117K miles, runs great, looks good but aging like owner, $1,000 firm. 865-932-1173. For Sale, 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada. 150K miles, A/C, electric seat, fair condition. Asking $1,200 or best offer. Call for details. 865-660-7914.

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1984 3/4 ton Chevy Truck. King cab. Collector model. Good farm tuck. $2,500. obo. 1995 Pontiac GrandAm. $600. Call 865-201-4902.

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Cars for Sale

1966 Ford Galaxy. 289 Auto. $2600. Call 865-607-6542.

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Quiet country setting 2BR/1BA, stove, ref., D/W disposal/micro., W/D hook-up, club house/pool/picnic area 24hr. maint. Year lease, behind S.C.H.S. Great spacious place to live. Dogs ok with deposit.

428-5227 Special Notices

Sale at public auction will be on at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Cynthia Sanz and David R. Sanz, wife and husband, to LandCastle Title, LLC, Trustee, on November 16, 2007 at Book 2971, Page 387conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Ninth (9th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee to wit:Lots 120 and 121. Phase II, Majestic Meadows, as shown on plat of record in Large Map Book 6, Page 48, in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property.

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

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0620 The street address of the above described property is believed to be 222 Illinois Avenue, Seymour, TN 37865, 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.

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The street address of the above described property is believed to be 618 Honeysuckle Way, Seviervill e, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

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Pickup Trucks for Sale

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Boyds Creek Sevierville Exit 417-Jefferson County SAVE Thousands EASY BY PHONE 865-453-0086

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1965 Chevrolet Pickup. This attractive truck is designed to display and vend produce. I use it in campgrounds. Perfect for flea mkts. & farmer's mkts. Blue & white w/new canopy top. AT, looks & runs great. Asking $4,000 obo. Call Gene 865-719-4605 or 774-4677.

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GAMES All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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Comics ◆ A15

Saturday, July 3, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home

Advice

Share feelings with neighbor who didn’t invite friends to wedding

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Blondie

Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: For the past 20 years, I have been fortunate to have four neighbors who have become good friends. We socialize, take care of each others’ houses when one is out of town, and exchange birthday and Christmas gifts. We also have celebrated our children’s milestones. Last year, “Patty’s” son got married. For several months, she went on and on about the wedding plans, so we were all surprised when none of us was invited to the wedding. She never said a word about our being excluded. We thought maybe the guest list was limited or the groom’s family was given a smaller number of invitations. But after the wedding, Patty rambled on and on about the festivities and showed us all the pictures. It was a huge wedding, and several of Patty’s other friends were in attendance. Now Patty’s daughterin-law is pregnant, and she is planning a baby shower. To this event, we are invited, along with her other friends, but we don’t want to go. Although we have known Patty’s son for years, we have never met the daughter-in-law. Are we wrong to have hurt feelings, or is Patty totally thoughtless? One of these women wants nothing more to do with her. I am sad to think we might lose our wonderful neighborhood feeling. Any suggestions? — Nevada Dear Nevada: Some people separate their friends and don’t mix Group A with Group B. But whatever the reason, it was terribly insensitive of Patty to prattle on about the wedding

plans and show you the pictures. It is OK to take her aside and tell her how hurt all of you were by the exclusion and see if she says anything that will allow you to forgive her. Inviting you to the shower could simply be a grab for gifts, but it also could be her way of making up for the previous slight. How you choose to interpret it will determine the future of the relationship. Dear Annie: During the course of a conversation, my husband’s best friend called me “gargantuan.” I was shocked and insulted. I find the word to be an unflattering description of anyone. I argued the point, but he was adamant. This really hurt me, and worse, my husband didn’t say anything in my defense. Then my in-laws came to visit. Feeling in need of some cheering up, I asked what they thought about the comment. They agreed with the description! Annie, I am a 42-yearold female, am nearly 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh 150 pounds. I’d like to be a bit thinner, but I’m not that big. Now I feel like an ugly, fat freak with long legs. I don’t have anyone to talk to because I’m afraid they’ll see me the same way. What can I do? — Gargantuan Freak Dear G.F.: You don’t sound particularly gigantic to us -- neither overly

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tall, nor particularly overweight. We can only assume your husband’s family and friends must be quite short and rather delicate. You might tell them so. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Worried Mom,” whose older son is athletic and a scholar, but whose younger teen, “Logan,” is overweight and unmotivated. I suspect the main problem is that Logan is in the shadow of a superstar older brother. Logan sounds like a fairly normal teenage boy to me. My son was bright as the dickens and an underachiever until he joined (of his own initiative and against my wishes) his high school Junior ROTC program, in which he excelled. In addition to the way it changed his life, I gained an appreciation for this nation’s military. He is now in his late 20s and making six figures at a major corporation, while still working on an undergraduate degree. — L.A. Mom Dear L.A.: Many readers suggested that Mom was comparing her sons, and this is always a bad idea. Thanks for the words of encouragement. 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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