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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 187 ■ July 6, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents

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Man eluding police crashes, dies

INSIDE

Accident occurs early Monday on Highway 66 By JEFF FARRELL Staff writer

5Too little, too late Damon Evans apologizes on day resignation as Georgia AD announced SPORTS, Page A8

SEVIERVILLE — A Sweetwater man died early Monday morning when he wrecked his car shortly after a Sevierville police officer tried to stop him.

Chad B. Merchant, 37, apparently tried to swerve across the median of Highway 66 when he saw an officer approaching him with his cruiser’s blue lights flashing. Officers had been ordered to be on the lookout for Merchant’s car after Merchant’s girlfriend called dispatchers and said they were involved in domestic situation. “Basically, we had been notified of a domestic situation between a girlfriend and boyfriend,” said Bob Stahlke, public information

officer for SPD. “Both of them were in vehicles. The called us and we started looking for the boyfriend.” The first officer to see Merchant’s car found it traveling north on Highway 66 near the intersection with Highway 139 at about 12:15 a.m., Stahlke said. Merchant allegedly tried to accelerate away when he saw the officer approaching. Merchant passed through the intersection, where other cars were present, and then apparently

swerved into the median, according to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. His car went airborne and rolled several times, crossing all the southbond lanes and winding up in the shoulder on that side of the road. There were other cars traveling south, but the only one to suffer damage in the wreck sustained minor damage when it collided with a tire that detached from Merchant’s vehicle when he crossed into the median. See CRASH, Page A4

Getting into the swim 5Taking a bite into crime Japanese hot dog eating champ released from New York jail Nation, Page A5

Local

Right back in hot water Man out on bond faces aggravated burglary charges Page A2

Weather Today Sunny High: 94° Jeff Farrell/The Mountain Press

Tonight Clear Low: 65°

DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Leonard Parton, 79 Wilbur Clark, 80 Bill Williams, 54 Paul Wheatly, 53 Lela Teaster, 85 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . A1-A2,A4 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A13 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A13 Classifieds . . . . . A10-A12 Nation . . . . . . . A3,A5,A9 World . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9

The Pigeon Forge Aquatic Center was a popular choice for beating the heat. The slide made a fun way to hit the water. Some of the more daring tried out the diving board.

Families find pool cool way to beat the heat By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE— With an extra day off and holiday festivities behind them Monday, there were lots of families looking for a way to cool off for their holiday. There were people tubing, enjoying the area’s water parks, out on the lake, and enjoying their local city pool. Families from local areas and from faraway alike enjoyed the aquatic center at the Pigeon Forge Community Center. “We’re having an excellent time,” said Kevin Bolden, as he sat in the shade watched his son, See SWIM, Page A4

Cow joins in the fun at Gatlinburg Muny

Corrections In a story in Monday’s paper, the name of outgoing Pigeon Forge Special Events Director Lila Wilson was wrong. His name is Arthur “Butch” McDade. The Mountain Press regrets the error and is happy to set the record straight.

By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

Jeff Farrell/The Mountain Press

Joshua An of Knoxville tees off Monday at Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course.

PIGEON FORGE—There were a lot of people — and one cow —kicking off a vacation week in Sevier County with a round of golf at Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course on Monday. The course proved a popular destination for people from all over, and many of them said they were there staying for the week. Bryan Phillips was there with his family from Michigan. “We got here Friday and we’re planning on staying the week,” Phillips said. They’d been to Dollywood and Splash Country, and were looking forward to seeing more the mountains as well. “We’re really enjoying it here,” he said. Bob Young and his party were from Maryland. They See GOLF, Page A4


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

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.

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

Blood Drive

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

FRIDAY, JULY 9 St. Paul Lutheran

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

JOY Club

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.

SATURDAY, JULY 10 Farmers Markets

n 8-11:30 a.m., Sevier Farmers Co-Op, 321 W. Kindness Counts, formerly Main, Sevierville. 453Feral Cat Friends, meets 7101. 7 p.m., Pigeon Forge n First Baptist Church Community Center Park, of Seymour on Chapman Pavilion 1. 654-2684. Highway, 7-11 a.m. 5795433. NARFE n Gatlinburg Farmers National Assn. Retired Market, 8:30-11 a.m., Federal Employees, 6 parking lot of Alamo p.m., Holiday Inn Pigeon Restaurant, Highway 321. Forge. 453-4174. 659-0690.

Kindness Counts

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

Lutheran Bible Study

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

sunDAY, JULY 11 Reed Reunion

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

Bike Blessing

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

Sevier County High School football boosters meet at Bells Chapel 5:30 p.m., fieldhouse. Homecoming at Bells Chapel Baptist Church Blood Drive in Seymour with the Medic blood drive 9 a.m.- Rev. Travis Weeks and 3 p.m., Sevierville Post Masterpiece singers, 9:30 Office. a.m. Lunch follows with singing.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7

Farmers Market

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

St. Paul Lutheran

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

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.

THURSDAY, JULY 8 Women’s Bible Study

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

Celebrate Recovery

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.

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monDAY, JULY 12 Hot Meals

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

Women’s Bible Study

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

Cancer Support Group

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

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 429-2508. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 908-1245.

TUESDAY, JULY 13 S.I.T.

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

Library Movie

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

Women’s Bible Study

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

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Appointments on ’Burg agenda Meeting set for 6 p.m. today By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer GATLINBURG — The City Commission will hold its first of two monthly meetings at 6 p.m. today in City Hall, with a slate of committee and board appointments filling most of the agenda. The city has or is a partner in a couple of boards that will require either new representatives or reappointment of existing ones for further terms. However, just because there are four appointments to be made doesn’t mean there will be as many groups getting new faces

from Gatlinburg. Because of the way it is structured, the Municipal/Regional Planning Commission will require three of the four. The planners themselves make recommendations on who should fill each seat. Among those are an appointment from the full board of one of their own to serve, a mayoral designee — the full board discusses and approves this recommendation, though it’s officially the mayor’s appointment — and a regional representative. In addition to those posts, the group is also set to add someone to the city’s Public Building Authority Board of Directors. Also on the agenda for today’s session is: n Recognition of the

2010 Employee of the Second Quarter Rodney Hurst of the Recreation Department n Recognition of the 2010 Units of the Second Quarter, the Water and Police departments n Ordinance 2422 amending the zoning ordinance by repealing Section 405 and adopting a new one, adding Section 706.10, and amending Sections 708 and 710 in regards to temporary uses and farmers markets (third reading) n Consideration of a certificate of good moral character for Nicholas Christopher, doing business as Sweet Peas Cafe and Antiques Lounge at 458 Parkway, Suite 6 n A memorandum of understanding with the

Sevier County Board of Education related to the School Resource Officer Program n Consideration of the hours of operation at the Community Center n Resolution 857 adopting a capital improvements program for fiscal years 2010-15 n Consideration of a research project with Ethridge and Associates for fiscal year 2010-11. The group will convene as the Beer Board following the City Commission meeting for the purpose of considering approving an off-premise beer permit for Jean Zinneman, doing business as McCarter’s Market at 103 Mills Park Road. n dhodges@themountainpress.

Park closing Elkmont trail until Aug. 31 Submitted Report NATIONAL PARK — Great Smoky Mountains National Park has announced that the Little River/Jakes Creek Trail access road in the Elkmont area will be closed to public use through Aug. 31, to aid in the next phase of a construction improvement project. The work, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, started in April and consists of repaving all of the connecting roads to the popular trails in Elkmont and creating formalized

parking areas for the trailheads, as well as a new day use parking area at the Appalachian Clubhouse. The clubhouse is undergoing renovation to become a public day use rental facility in conjunction with the Elkmont Historic District planning project. The Park is asking that visitors avoid making plans to hike the Elkmont trails during this period due to all the construction activity and the extremely limited available parking. Only a few parking spaces are available on a first-come, first served

basis at the Elkmont Campground for day and overnight trail use for the Little River Trail. Trail users must check in at the campground kiosk for instructions. A marked route through the campground to the Little River Trail has been established and visitors are advised to adhere to this route to avoid potential hazards from the ongoing road and parking area construction. There is no temporary parking available for the Jakes Creek Trail during the construction activity. Visitors are encouraged

to take advantage of the other 750-plus miles of trails in the Park. The new parking areas at the trailheads will help to solve traffic congestion problems and natural resource damage caused by limited parking along the narrow roadway. When completed, a total of approximately 79 parking spaces will be available; 48 at Jakes Creek and 31 at Little River. There will be two handicap accessible spaces assigned to each parking area as well.

Man out on bond faces burglary charge By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer KODAK — Investigators with the sheriff’s office arrested a Kodak man Sunday after he allegedly broke into a home on River Road while out on bond from similar charges. Nicholas R. Vaughn, 25, of 3020 Kathy Drive in Kodak, now faces

an additional charge of aggravated burglary after his arrest. The owner of the home on River Road reported a burglary at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday, and a witness reported having seen a strange vehicle at the home shortly before that, Sheriff Ron Seals said. Based on the description of the car, detectives took Vaughn into custody, and a witness identified him

as being at the home at the time of the alleged burglary. Vaughn had paid bond on previous charges of burglary and theft, Seals said. Anyone with information on the incident should call Detective James Breeden or Detective Jim Huddleston, Seals said. n jfarrell@themountainpress.com

ARRESTS Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. u Shannon Lynn Allen, 38, Newport, was charged July 3 with possession of burglary tools, driving while revoked, possession of a schedule II substance, burglary and theft of property worth $500 to $1,000. She was released. u William Lynn Blackburn, 36, of Corryton, was charged July 4 with a second count of DUI and violation of implied consent law. He was being held in lieu of $4,250 bond. u Jason Paul Carter, 36, of 451 W. Mill Creek Road #19 in Pigeon Forge, was charged July 4 with reckless endangerment. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Robert Lasater Dyer, 40, of Knoxville, was charged July 3 with aggravated assault and public intoxication. He was released on $10,000 bond. u Roberto Vazquez Estrada, 33, of 507 Eastgate Road #2 in

Sevierville, was charged July 4 with DUI, financial responsibility law and driving without a license. He was being held in lieu of $3,500 bond. u Kerry Lane Hale, 41, of Kingsport, was charged July 3 with DUI, violation of implied consent law, reckless endangerment, child abuse neglect and resisting arrest. She was released on $10,000 bond. u Curtis Logan Lawson, 28, of 120 Connelly St. Apt. 3 in Sevierville was charged July 4 with theft of property. He was being held in lieu of $1,500 bond. u Andrew Herbert Little, 28, of Strawberry Plains, was charged July 4 with aggravated assault. He was released on $10,000 bond. u Berry Wayne Little, 31, of 2726 Parkway 216 in Sevierville, was charged July 5 with violation of implied consent law, violation of order of protection and DUI. He was being held in lieu of $20,000 bond. u Ronald Vincent Margeson, 19, of 1001 Nelson Family Way in Kodak, was charged July 4 with domestic violence assault. He was released

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on $1,500 bond. u Joshua Andrew Mays, 26, of 199 Murrell Meadows Drive #54 in Sevierville, was charged July 3 with simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in lieu of $1,500 bond. u Tracy Lynn Pannell, 38, of Bristol, Va., was charged July 3 with child abuse: neglect. She was released on $1,500 bond. u Scott Anthony Plamann, 49, of 310 Huskey Drive Lot 7 in Seymour, was charged July 4 with domestic violence assault. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Guy C. Rippy, 58, of 4889 Wakeman Way in Cosby, was charged July 5 with manufacturing marijuana. He was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond. u Derek Lewis Solomon, 19, of Knoxville, was charged July 3 with aggravated assault. He was released on $5,000 bond.

u Nicholas Ryan Vaughn, 25, of Strawberry Plains, was charged July 4 with aggravated burglary. He was being held. u Steven Nuno Vitorino, 31, of 4025 Parkway #259 in Pigeon Forge, was charged July 3 with possession of a schedule II substance and possession of a schedule IV substance. He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bond. u Matthew Wayne Wensil, 26, of 821 Mill Creek Road in Pigeon Forge, was charged July 4 with violation of probation. He was released. u Jill Williams, 23, of 4889 Wakeman Way in Cosby, was charged July 5 with aggravated domestic assault. She was being held in lieu of $7,500 bond. u Josh R. Williams, 30, of 1686 Moon Court in Sevierville, was charged July 5 with domestic violence assault. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond.

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NATION/WORLD BRIEFS Sex offenders in halfway houses limited

NASHVILLE(AP) — A new law limiting the number of sex offenders living in Tennessee halfway houses may make it tougher for them to find places to live. The measure signed by Gov. Phil Bredesen last week forbids more than two registered sex offenders from living in the same residence. The Tennessean reports that out of the 62 halfway houses listed on the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole’s Web site, only six take sex offenders. Four of those are in Middle Tennessee and the other two are in Memphis. Probation and Parole spokeswoman Melissa McDonald acknowledges the law will present some challenges for that particular offender population, but she says the agency’s officers will do what they can to help those individuals.

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A damaged carriage is moved after the horse that was pulling it got loose, trampling many parade-goers at a Fourth of July parade in downtown Bellevue, Iowa, on Sunday.

Runaway horses ruin parade One killed, nearly two dozen injured in Iowa on Fourth of July

July 4th partiers fall 3 stories; 1 dead

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer

“I could see it was two horses. I could see they were running at full speed and they were harnessed together and I knew we were going BELLEVUE, Iowa — A pair of runto most certainly get hit, and as soon as it happened, everybody was away horses in harness crashed into crying and screaming.� a Fourth of July parade float and collapsed, ending a rampage that injured nearly two dozen people and killed one, people at the parade said Monday. Tammy Muller, 43, a bartender who works downtown, said she was watching the parade at an intersection when she heard screaming. She said she looked up, saw the horses and yelled, “back up!� The frenzied animals sped past her and were heading for a large crowd including children who had gathered to pick up candy, when they crashed into the Maquoketa State Bank’s float as it turned at the intersection. The horses went down, and her boyfriend Dennis “Cowboy� Dunne jumped on one to hold it down, Muller said. She said he described the animals as quarter horses. Mayor Virgil Murray said officials were working Monday to reconstruct exactly what happened at the parade, which he described as “bigger than Christmas� in the small Mississippi River town on the Iowa-Illinois border. The parade, which draws 3,000 to 4,000 people to the town of about 2,300, began about 10 a.m. Sunday. The rampage began sometime between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., he said, and was over in minutes. The horses got spooked after they

— Spectator Sandie Crilly

rubbed heads and one’s bridle fell off, police said. They ran about six blocks, moving up onto sidewalks and back into the road, plowing through children lined up along the street to watch the parade, Murray said. People at the parade said the buggy hit a sign and overturned, dumping its four passengers. One, Janet Steines of Spragueville, died Sunday evening at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, according to the Hachmann Funeral Home in Bellevue. Her husband had been driving the carriage. The horses continued to run after it came unhitched, Muller said. They were still harnessed together when they hit the float. She said they eventually got up and people led them down to the river to calm them down. Sandie Crilly was helping her 8-yearold son, 12-year-old niece and 2-yearold granddaughter pick up Tootsie Rolls when someone yelled to get out of the way. Looking up, she saw the panicked horses dragging a carriage charging toward them. “I could see it was two horses,� said

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PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — Across a wide stretch of the Gulf of Mexico, the cleanup of the region’s worst-ever oil spill has been essentially landlocked for more than a week, leaving skimmers stuck close to shore. Last week, the faraway Hurricane Alex idled the skimming fleet off Alabama, Florida and Mississippi with choppy seas and stiff winds. Now they’re stymied by a succession of smaller storms that could last well into this week. “We’re just lying in wait to see if we can send some people out there to do some skimming,� said Courtnee Ferguson, a spokeswoman for the Joint Information Command in Mobile, Ala. Officials have plans for the worst-case scenario: a hurricane barreling up the Gulf toward the spill site. But the less-dramatic weather conditions have been met with a more makeshift response. Skimming operations across the Gulf have scooped up about 23.5 million gallons of oilfouled water so far, but officials say it’s impossible

JOHNSON CITY (AP) — Eastman Chemical Co. has donated 144 acres of its Valleybrook property to the East Tennessee State University Foundation. The property will be leased to the school itself for research and educational purposes. The university said in a news release that the value of the donation exceeds $1 million. The donation includes a 72,000-square-foot research and office complex and a 30,000-squarefoot warehouse and storage facility. ETSU officials said the property will help alleviate a critical need for more biomedical and pharmaceutical research space.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A wooden deck crumpled under a group of Fourth of July partiers in Alabama, killing one person and injuring six others. Seven partygoers plummeted three stories when the deck at an apartment complex in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover collapsed Sunday night. Two uninhabited decks below were crushed by the falling debris. Hoover Fire Department spokesman Rusty Lowe said one person was pronounced dead at the hospital, another is in critical and three are hospitalized with serious injuries. Two were treated for minor injuries and released. The coroner did not immediately return a call for comment on the death. The cause of the collapse is being investigated. Lowe said it was fortunate the lower decks were empty. He said: “It definitely could have been worse.�

Oil spill response passes $3 billion

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP’s costs for the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill climbed nearly half a billion dollars in the past week, raising the oil giant’s tab to just over $3 billion for work on cleaning and capping the gusher and payouts to individuals, businesses and governments. London-based BP PLC, the largest oil and gas producer in the Gulf, released its latest tally of response costs Monday. The total of $3.12 billion was up from $2.65 billion a week earlier. The figure does not include a $20 billion fund for Gulf damages BP created last month. The company is also billing partners Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Japan’s Mitsui for their shares of the cleanup. BP has billed Anadarko, a 25-percent stakeholder in the blown-out well, for more than a quarter billion dollars so far. It also has reportedly billed Mitsui, a 10-percent partner, for $111 million. As BP continued drilling relief wells that are the best hope for plugging the blown-out well, a giant new oil skimming vessel was tested in the Gulf.

Fishermen reel in stolen, dumped cars NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A couple of fishing buddies from Delaware have been catching more than just bass. They’ve been helping police reel in cars. Larry Newirth and Dan Cathell spotted a white BMW 750 sedan on June 17. Then on Friday, they found a late-model Honda Accord. Police say the cars were stolen and abandoned. No arrests have been made. Newirth, a 63-year-old retired carpenter, jokes that he and Cathell better stop finding cars or the police will think they’re the ones stealing them. Cathell, a 44-year-old millwright, says he hopes the thieves stop dumping the cars from the boat ramp so police don’t close the dock to the public.

Queen wraps up Canadian visit

WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will tour the headquarters of BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion and will have a state dinner with the prime minister on the last full day of her nine-day visit to Canada. Today, the queen heads to New York. There she will visit the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and also address the United Nations General Assembly. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty on Monday is expected to present the queen and Prince Philip with personalized BlackBerries with messages from him. The queen visited Canada to celebrate the country’s 143rd birthday and to mark the Canadian navy’s centennial.


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OBITUARIES In Memoriam

Leonard G. Parton

Leonard G. Parton, age 79 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010. He was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Simpson Construction. He was preceded in death by his son Lynn Parton, parents Walter and Bessie Parton, brothers Oscar, Orville, Earl, Lee, Ray, and Winford Parton, and sisters Hazel Whaley, Margie Parton, and Christine Rickman. He is survived by his: Wife of 50 years: Doris Whitted Parton; Daughters and sons-inlaw: Cathy and Randall Baxter, Cindy and Neil Hattingh; Daughterin-law: Peggy Blalock Parton; Grandchildren: Eric Baxter and wife Candi, Jordan and Samantha Ogle; Greatgrandchildren: Heavan and Baylor Baxter; Brother and sister-in-law: Fred and Pat Parton; Sisters: Irma Trude Barnes, Ora Dale Gray; Many special nieces, nephews, and cousins The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Tuesday with funeral service beginning at 7 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Rev. Jack Edward and Harold Edward Parton will officiate. Family and friends will meet 10 AM Wednesday at Parton Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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Bill C. Williams

Bill C. Williams, age 54 of New Market, went to be with his Savior on Sunday, July 4, 2010 after a six month battle with lymphoma. He was a longtime member of Bethany Baptist Church. Over the years, Bill touched many lives through his singing with Ray Ball and Larry & Peggy Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents Burl and Erma Williams and infant daughter Stacey Renee Williams. He will be sadly missed by his: wife: Darlene Williams; daughter and son-in-law: Beverly and Steve Anderson; son and daughter-in-law: Matthew and Jennifer Williams; grandchildren: Stacie, Kayla, and Emily Anderson, Hailey and Lexi Williams; brothers and sisters-in-law: Dwane Williams, Bobby and Chris Williams, Jack and Elaine Williams; sister: Charolette Williams; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 4-7 PM Wednesday with a funeral service beginning at 7 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Clay Sutton and Rev. Billy Ogle officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 AM Thursday in Thomas Cemetery for graveside service and interment with Rev. Ben Whitted officiating. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

In Memoriam

Wilbur Baxter Clark

Wilbur Baxter Clark, age 80 of Seymour, passed away Monday, July 05, 2010. He was retired from Standard Knitting Mill after 40 years of service, and served as a constable for Sevier County in the 10th District. He was preceded in death by his: parents, Preston & Iona Rule Clark; brothers, E.P. Clark & Fred Clark; sisters, Clarice Hockenjos & Wanda Byrd; grandson, Charles Edward Clark, Jr., and a brother-in-law, Vernard Loveday. Survived by: Wife: Ruth Delozier Clark; Sons & Daughter-in-law: Donnie & Debbie Clark, and Charles Clark; Daughter: Doris Starnes; Grandchildren: Ernie & Shannon Owens, Jared Clark, Derek Clark, and Dustin Starnes; Greatgrandchildren: Kerri and Jesse Owens; Sisters: Aileen White and Jewel Clark; Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law: Illo Clark, Ruby Loveday, W.R. & Betty Ruth Delozier, Georgia & Ralph Teague, and Jean Evelyn & Dallas Cutshaw; Several Nieces and Nephews; Other family members: Janice Clark, Kim, Josh, & Chelsea Epperson; Special friends: Jim Webb, Bob Reep, and Ben Mitchell Funeral service 7 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, with Rev. Dallas Moore officiating. Interment 11 AM Friday in Zion Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN, 37865 (865) 577-2807. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

Paul “Wesley” Wheatley

received friends 5-7 PM Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

Paul “Wesley” Wheatley, age 53 of Sevierville died Friday, July 2, 2010. He was employed by Old Mill and Restaurant for 11 years before suffering a stroke. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: Wife of 34 years: Joyce Naillon Wheatley; Daughter: Kimberly Wheatley Wilson and husband Carl; Grandsons: Austin Wesley Wilson, Cole William Wilson; Mother: Margaret Leo and step-father John Leo; Sister: Sabrina Pittman; Mother and father-in-law: Fred and Shorty Naillon Brothers-in-law: Bill Naillon and wife May, Freddy Naillon and wife Rhonda, Robbie Naillon and wife Tammy, Todd Naillon and wife Jennifer, Eric Naillon and wife Ginger; Sisters-in-law: Sharon and Ben Redding, Tina and Donald Chapman, Pam and Mark Renner, Susie and Donnie Napier Several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews; Uncle: John Robert; Special family friends: Pam Tarwater, Helen Ownby, and all friends and employees at the Old Mill. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to benefit the family c/o Atchley Funeral Home. Funeral service was 7 PM Monday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Stephens officiating. Interment 1 PM Tuesday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. The family

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Lela Reagan Teaster Lela Reagan Teaster, age 85, of Sevierville, died Saturday, July 3, 2010. She was a lifelong member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Teaster, son, Fred Teaster, parents, Alfred and Francis Reagan, brother, Ted Reagan, and sister, Della Teaster. Survivors: Son and daughter-inlaw: Leon Teaster and wife Tammy Teaster; Daughter and son-in-law: Darlene Patterson and husband Kenny Daughter-in-law: Marilyn Teaster Granddaughters: Carissa Mitchell and husband Dan, Kayla Pearson and husband Sean, Baylee Teaster; Grandson: Joshua Teaster; Sister: Flossie Allison; Special friends: Jean Teaster, Lilly Reagan, and Wanda Patterson; Lots of friends and family Funeral service was 7 PM Monday in the West chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Huskey, Rev. Milburn White officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 AM Tuesday in Headrick’s Chapel Cemetery for interment. The family received friends 5-7 PM Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

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A box of peace protest necklaces wait for protestors gathering near the Y-12 boundary marker, the so-called “Blue Line,” of barriers erected by security officers along the Bear Creek Road entrance to Y-12 nuclear weapons plant during a peace vigil Monday.

More than 30 protesters arrested at Y-12 plant OAK RIDGE (AP) — More than 30 anti-nuclear weapons protesters were arrested at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge. It was reported the protesters were commemorating the 30th anniversary of the initial “Plowshares” anti-nuclear weapons protest that took place in 1980. Officials say 14 of the protesters will be charged for crossing a fence onto Y-12 property. Another 23 face state charges for blocking a roadway into the plant. A counter-protester who blew his horn incessantly at the activists and then got out of his car will be charged with disorderly conduct. The protest drew about 200 people.

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Merchant was ejected from the vehicle during the wreck, and died as a result of his injuries. SPD requested THP investigate the wreck, although Stahlke stopped short of saying it involved a pursuit. “This wouldn’t be

characterized as a traditional pursuit because it happened just a few seconds after (the officer turned on his emergency lights),” Stahlke said. SPD does not plan to offer additional details or comment on the matter until THP completes its investigation, Stahlke said. n jfarrell@themountainpress

Hickman flood victims are far from spotlight By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press Writer CENTERVILLE — Far from the spotlight shining on the Nashville victims of May’s deadly floods, Mike Anglin looks at the now-empty space next to Indian Creek where his doublewide mobile home stood and wonders how he will replace it. The Hickman County resident was within 3 years of paying off the home when floodwaters picked it up, spun it around and dumped it next to some trees on the edge of his property. The home was wrecked and most everything inside was ruined. Terry Work, director of the nonprofit Helping Hands of Hickman County, said she’s trying to find help for people like Anglin, but it’s a struggle. “I wish we could get some country music artist to do a concert for us,” she said. “They raised all this money but they’re just keeping it in Nashville.” Nashville was the municipality that was hardest hit by the flooding that killed 22 people in Middle and West Tennessee. Officials still have not released an estimate on the total damage to the city, but it tops $2 billion. Ten people died during the floods. And at last count, FEMA had received more than 22,000 applications for assistance in Davidson County. That’s compared to just 1 death in Hickman County and 1,356 applications for assistance. But with a population of only about 24,000 (to Nashville’s more than 626,000), Hickman likely has more victims per capita. And it has fewer resources to deal with the aftermath. One of the main nonprofits distributing flood relief grants in the area is The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. It has two disaster funds. One that serves Nashville has raised $1.57 million and given out $701,00 in grants. A second fund that serves all 40 counties of Middle Tennessee has taken in $2.7 million and given out $723,400 in grants. So far Hickman County churches and nonprofits have received $25,000 of that. Helping Hands got $10,000, but Work says that won’t go far. Anglin, 51, says he received the maximum grant from FEMA, $29,900, but doesn’t know if that will be enough to replace what he’s lost. Someone claiming to be from FEMA told him he had to use the money to pay off his home loan and he gave the bank $8,000 before he realized that was a scam, he said. And now the county wants him to build up the land before putting a new trailer there. “We’re trying to figure out how we can come up with the money to do this,” Anglin said. He said he hasn’t been able to work as an auto mechanic since he went into the hospital a year ago with his carotid arteries blocked. His wife is currently recovering from open-heart surgery in the small camper he is buying for a temporary home. He pulls photographs out of his truck showing his former home pinned against trees, its tidy curtains still hanging in the window. Another photo shows the inside of the mobile home, a thick layer of muck covering the floor and furniture and going about halfway up the walls. About 100 feet away, the lazy, inches-deep Indian Creek meanders by. It’s hard to imagine this tiny stream could turn into a torrent big enough to lift a mobile home. But little bodies of water like this all over Hickman County flooded homes and tore up roads and bridges after more than 15 inches of rain dumped on the county seat of Centerville over May 1 and May 2.

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Matthew, perform acrobatic flips off the diving board. They were planning on spending the afternoon there, he said, from lunchtime to closing, he said. “It’s very relaxing.” The pool was a popular

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were enjoying the course, including a cow from a neighboring farm that either decided it was a new obstacle or wanted to join the game. Officials from the golf course quickly

choice, with lines at the slide and the diving board and lots of other folks just cooling off in the water. Doreen Langley, of Louisville, Ky., was there with family and friends who’d come to the area before a youth convention back in Kentucky. “We’re just relaxing with family and friends,” she said. “The kids wanted to cool off, so here we are.” n jfarrell@themountainpress.com

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Hot enough for ya? Temps near 100 in East By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press Writer NEW YORK — The heat wasn’t going to keep Jerryll Freels inside on his vacation. The 28-year-old made his way through Times Square on Monday, combating the hot weather with a wet white washcloth over his head and a water bottle in hand. “It’s hot, but I know how to stay cool,” said Freels, visiting from Minneapolis. A string of hot days were expected this week, with temperatures en route to 100-plus degrees in some places. Temperatures reached into at least the 90s Monday from Maine to Texas, into the Southwest and Death Valley. In the East, warm air is “sitting over the top of us, and it’s not really going to budge much for the next day or two,” said Brian Korty, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Camp Springs, Md. He said after that, a system coming in off the Atlantic Ocean would bring in cooler temperatures. Monday was a day off for many to mark Sunday’s Independence Day holiday. The extended weekend aided utilities by lowering demand for power, said Lissette Santana, a spokeswoman for PPL Electric Utilities in Allentown, Pa. For others, though, there was no getting away from the heat. Richard Willis, 52, was one of a few dozen homeless men in Franklin Square, a small park in downtown Washington. He spent his day drinking water and staying in the shade. “That’s all you can do, really,” said Willis, who wore jeans and a longsleeve shirt and sat under a tall tree near a fountain. “I’ve been through many summers. I’m experienced.”

A child cools off in the East River during a visit to the Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday in New York. In New York, Yasser Badr manned his steel food cart in the sun outside Penn Station. Surrounded by the grill, fryer and gyro rotisserie all going full throttle, he was already covered in sweat. A question about the heat elicited only a resigned laugh. “This kind of metal, it makes everything more hot,” he said, patting the wall of the cart. The long weekend had more people out seeking relief. Five Connecticut state parks had to stop admitting people because they had reached capacity. A major utility restricted water use on the New Jersey shore, forbidding residents from watering lawns and washing cars. About 17,000 customers

in northern New Jersey lost power at about 1 p.m. Monday, though Jersey Central Power and Light spokesman Jim Markey said it was too early to know whether the outage was heat-related. While some tried to stay inside, others chose to brave the heat, including tourists who wanted to make the most of their holiday trips. In Washington, people were out exploring the city on the final day of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. Ben Mullen just returned from Iraq, “so he’s really used to it,” said his wife, Stephanie Mullen. The couple from upstate New York planned to walk by the White House and visit

the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. “We just told each other we’ll go slow, and if we get too tired, we’ll go back to the hotel and go sit by the pool,” she said. In Philadelphia where the high-90s heat was rising from the sidewalk, Yvette Valiente, 40, of Baltimore walked nearly a mile round-trip to try to sample Jim’s Steaks — with four young sons and a niece in tow. But with the line wrapped around the building, they went elsewhere for the Philly specialties. The family was sightseeing in the city after some of the children visited on a class trip. “We just got our cheesesteaks, so we’re doing OK,” said Valiente, who

said the family could not reschedule the trip despite the heat. “It’s the last day off before we go back to work.” In the mid-Atlantic, the heat was expected to get worse Tuesday, with highs of up to 102 degrees. Wednesday was forecast to be the most humid day of the stretch. Santana, the Pennsylvania utility spokeswoman, cautioned consumers to conserve energy on hot days. “Tomorrow’s another day, and you never really know with the weather,” she said. Demand is anticipated to increase when offices reopen, said Bob McGee, spokesman for Consolidated Edison in

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New York. He said Con Ed was preparing for peak usage to break the record set on Aug. 2, 2006. Korty reiterated that danger from increasing temperatures is likely to grow. “As the temperature and humidity both get higher, the stress it can put on the human body increases,” he said, “and therefore the higher the temperature and higher the humidity, the greater the chance of people having problems.” ——— Associated Press writers Eva Dou and Samantha Gross in New York, Maryclaire Dale in Philadelphia, and David Melendy and Sarah Karush in Washington contributed to this report.

Democrats resist GOP bid to nationalize election By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans are framing the elections in starkly different terms, with GOP strategists painting it as a national referendum on President Barack Obama and the party in power, and Democrats working feverishly to make all politics local. The outcome will help determine whether Republicans take control of the House, the Senate or both. It also may profoundly affect Obama’s agenda for the next two years. Republicans have every reason to try to nationalize the Nov. 2 election, when voters will fill all 435 House seats, 36 Senate seats and 37 governorships. Democrats succeeded in the elections of 2006 and 2008 by focusing on President George W. Bush’s tenure, Republicans’ performance in Congress and the Iraq war; the GOP hopes to turn the tables now. Polls show significant discontent with policies linked to Obama and congressional Democrats, including rising deficits and bank bailouts. The latest AP-GfK survey found that 60 percent of those questioned think the nation is heading in the wrong direction, and 73 percent disapprove of the Democratic-led Congress. Polls also show significantly higher energy and enthusiasm among conser-

vative voters than liberals. GOP strategists believe they can sustain this wave and ride it to victory if they can focus voters’ attention on overarching complaints against Obama and Democratic lawmakers: government overreach, big spending, Washington intrusion. “It’s going to be a national election,” said Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, head of the Republican committee overseeing House races. He said Republicans will run on broad themes, such as arguing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s agenda for health care, energy and labor unions is destroying jobs. Even if Pelosi, D-Calif., isn’t well-known to some voters, Sessions said, “I think they’re aware that America is under one-party rule.” Democrats are pushing a very different narrative. The election will be “a choice between two candidates in every congressional district,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the Democrats’ counterpart to Sessions. Van Hollen pointed to the May 18 special House election in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Mark Critz

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Republicans’ bid to nationalize the election and focus on Washington. Of course, Democratic candidates can’t avoid the national issues that agitate many voters, such as health care and deficit spending. But they have a better chance to make their case, Van Hollen said, if voters see the nominee as a local person with community ties. “It’s important to engage voters directly and personally, early on, and not just trying to call them up at the last minute,” Van Hollen said. That’s what freshman Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Va., is trying to do in his tough re-election campaign. His votes for Obama’s health care bill and cap-and-trade carbon-reduction bill make him a White House favorite, and a top GOP target. Perriello’s latest TV ad mirrors Van Hollen’s philosophy: Make a personal, even folksy appeal to voters, and focus on job creation rather than sensitive issues such health care. Perriello mentions “jobs” six times in

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Many Democrats seem inclined to hand Obama a rather narrow mission: wooing the millions of young and minority voters who rallied to his side in 2008 but who may skip the less-exciting 2010 midterm elections. Obama’s political group, Organizing for America, “will focus on firsttime Obama voters,” Van Hollen said. As president, Obama cannot sit out the election, and lately he has shown relish for the challenge. At a recent Wisconsin event, Obama mocked senior Republican lawmakers for apologizing to BP after the Gulf oil spill and for minimizing the impact of the recession. Republicans, Obama said, “think that our economy will do better if we just let the banks or the oil companies or the insurance industry make their own rules. They still believe that — even after the Wall Street crash, even after the BP oil well blew — that we should just keep a hands-off attitude.”


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Back to School Bash to be held

The Community Back to School Bash will be held Aug. 7 at Kodak United Methodist Church. The day will include inflatables, food, free haircuts for children, a magic show and free school supplies for children (K-12). Families must pre-register before July 31 and live in the Kodak area. KUMC is looking for local churches and businesses and volunteers to donate school supplies and other items. For more information and to register, e-mail to kodakback2school@gmail. com or contact the church office at 933-5996. n

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Stop-smoking class scheduled

LeConte Medical Center’s next “Freedom From Smoking” class will be from 6-7 p.m. July 12. “Freedom From Smoking” is a sevenweek program designed by the American Lung Association 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. Registration is required. For more information or to register call 4539355.

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Special programs set at libraries

Two branches of the Sevier County Public Library System will host a special summer reading program next week: n King Family Library: An Underwater Adventure on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Vickie Kelly at 365-1666. n Kodak Library: Shelley the Mermaid visits on Friday at 11 a.m. with music and stories. For more information, call Kelly Hamilton at 933-0078.

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Fry’s Haiti trip topic of forum

Today’s meeting of the Seymour Library Community Forum will feature a discussion with Dr. Bill Fry on his trip to help with the disaster in Haiti. Fry spent a week on the scene in early April providing medical relief. Call the library at 5730728 to register for the event so information packets may be prepared. Seymour Community Forum meetings are held at the library at 137 W. Macon Lane. For more information regarding these events, contact Tony Krug at 577-7511.

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Nashville begins bicycle sharing

Nashville is beginning a bicycle sharing program, joining a growing list of cities with such a service. It will start using a fleet of 30 bikes in two locations with plans to expand to thousands of bikes citywide by next spring. “We don’t really have a biking culture in this city,” said Toks Omishakin, whose job is to turn the city into a bicycle-friendly, pedestrian-friendly mecca. “But change is happening. If you build it, they will come.”

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Courts using collection company JACKSON (AP) — Dozens of cities and counties in Tennessee with unpaid fines and court fees are using a collection company with a vice president who says the service is a cost-free benefit for taxpayers. Solutia Revenue Recovery’s vice president of operations, Laura Boyd, declined to say how much the Columbia-based company is making from the collection work for 40 county courts and about 50 municipalities, but she said the profit is from added fees. The Madison County cir-

cuit and general sessions court offices are using the company and clerk Judy Barnhill told The Jackson Sun “it seems to be working well.” Lebanon police chief Scott Bowen said that after using a company that took a percentage, the city changed to Solutia in February 2008 and has received $273,000, at no cost to taxpayers. He said the company’s profit was about $80,000, from additional fees. Bowen said another benefit is an attitude change: a larger percentage of people

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now pay fines and court costs on time. “It has worked very well for us,” he said. Boyd declined to provide a total of fees the company has collected for the local government collections since starting the work but said the client list has steadily grown. “It was mostly word of mouth,” Boyd said. “We’ve had a lot of success.” She said “most clerks’ offices are understaffed; plus they don’t have the expertise and don’t have access to databases. Many of our

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collectors have been here 20 to 25 years and know the business like the back of their hand.” Barnhill said the two court offices review cases to decide which ones to turn over to the collection agency and generally refer those that are more than six months in arrears. Madison County began turning cases over to Solutia in November, and through the end of May, the company had collected $20,338, Barnhill said.

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“ ... This is not an example of the kind of leadership that I expect our senior administrators to set. I have high regard for Damon personally; I care deeply about him and his family.” — University of Georgia President Michael Adams, announcing he had accepted the resignation of Athletic Director Damon Evans after his arrest for DUI last Wednesday night in Atlanta

“We’ve seen increasing numbers of people losing their health insurance, particularly in this recession. “Providing this early relief will help people who are particularly affected by the downturn.” — Sara Collins, vice president of the Commonwealth Fund, a New York-based health research clearinghouse, on the first phase of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul

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Ten years ago:

The German parliament offered a formal apology to Nazi-era slave and forced laborers as it passed a bill setting up a $5 billion compensation fund. n Five years ago: New York Times reporter Judith Miller was jailed after refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating the leak of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity (Miller was jailed for 85 days before agreeing to testify). n

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“Fear is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday.” — Renata Adler, American writer.

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Jenna Fischer

NEW YORK — “The Office” star Jenna Fischer married screenwriter Lee Kirk this weekend on July in a private ceremony, Us Weekly reports. The couple had got engaged last summer while on holiday in Europe. T h e y have been Fischer dating since January 2008. The actress, 35, was previously married to director James Gunn for nearly seven years before they divorced in July 2007. This is the first marriage for Lee. Fischer’s “Office” co-star Rainn Wilson as among guests in attendance. After the wedding, he headed to Twitter to share his congrats for the newlyweds. “Went to the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever experienced,” Wilson tweeted.


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Kagan is a legal progressive Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan seemed taken aback when asked a simple question at her confirmation hearings: “Are you a legal progressive?” “I honestly don’t know what that label means,” Kagan said. Let’s help professor Kagan out. McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court’s decision on gun control this week, provides a pretty good window into the key differences between legal progressivism and a more restrained judicial approach. Judicial restraint does not mean the Supreme Court doesn’t vigorously enforce the rights that are in the Constitution. It means a justice doesn’t creatively interpret text to protect rights that are not in the Constitution — or worse, to ignore those that are. These two things often go hand in hand. How can you spot a legal progressive? A legal progressive is someone who believes rights that are not stated in the Constitution, but inferred or extrapolated, should be given more weight than rights plainly enumerated. A legal progressive is someone who knows there is a fundamental constitutional right to gay marriage, for example, even though the Constitution says nothing directly about marriage, but that a law-abiding individual has no right to own a gun, even though the Constitution clearly states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” A legal progressive believes that sexual liberty trumps religious liberty, even though the Constitution says nothing about sex, and guarantees explicitly the right to free exercise of religion. The Constitution mysteriously confers an unlimited right to an abortion, but the core right to life mentioned in the due process clause is reserved for criminals facing the death penalty. Human beings living in their mother’s wombs need not apply. I could go on and on. Very smart people have developed very sophisticated legal rationales for their views. But they come down to saying, “Words mean what I want them to mean, if necessary.” Words express values, values evolve — therefore, a legislature that passes a law or a constitutional amendment never knows what it will mean. That’s up to judges to decide. The authority of the democratic process is thus as thoroughly undermined by legal progressivism as is the legitimacy of the Constitution. What’s the opposite view? The words of the Constitution mean what they say, what the people who passed them understood them to mean. If under the 14th Amendment the states are forbidden to abrogate any of the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment counts as much as the First or the Fourth. Both at the time of the adoption of the Second Amendment and at the time of the passage of the 14th Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms was considered a fundamental civil right. The dissent of Justice John Paul Stevens, the court’s oldest member, is a fine example of legal progressivism. He redefines even the idea of judicial restraint to mean: We judges get to decide which rights we want to enforce and which ones we can ignore. As Justice Antonin Scalia points out in yet another of of his cuttingly candid opinions: “The subjective nature of Justice Stevens’ standard is also apparent from his claim that it is the courts’ prerogative — indeed their duty — to update the Due Process Clause so that it encompasses new freedoms the Framers were too narrow-minded to imagine.” Justice Stevens worried about majorities getting their way, but he doesn’t worry about judges always getting their way. “That such usurpation is effected unabashedly — with ‘the judge’s cards ... laid on the table’ — makes it even worse,” writes Scalia. “In a vibrant democracy, usurpation should have to be accomplished in the dark. It is Justice Stevens’ approach, not the Court’s, that puts democracy in peril.” — Maggie Gallagher, president of the National Organization for Marriage, is known for her conservative social policy analysis of social trends and conditions. (C)2009 Maggie Gallagher. Distributed by Universal Press Syndicate.

Editorial

Dropping the ball Georgia’s young, until-now impressive AD had to go following embarrassing DUI Talk about irony: During the fiveplus years Damon Evans served as athletic director at the University of Georgia, a taped message from him played before football games at Sanford Stadium. “If you drink and drive, you lose,” he said. Late last Wednesday, Evans drank, he drove — and he lost. Lost his job, lost his reputation and may have done serious damage to his marriage. Pulled over at 11:54 p.m. in Atlanta — only six minutes before he was to receive a $110,000 raise that would have given him an annual salary of $550,000 — Evans was arrested and charged with DUI. In the car with the married father of two was a beligerent 28-year-old woman who was not his wife, and in his lap was a pair of panties that apparently belonged to the woman. Evans was not forthcoming with UGA President Michael Adams on a number of those details. Until 11:54 Wednesday night, Evans, 40, was the model of decorum, a young athletic director whose star was clearly

on the rise. In July 2004, at age 34, he had replaced the legendary Vince Dooley as the Bulldogs’ AD and, from all indications, he was doing an outstanding job. He oversaw a program that included 21 teams, had an $84 million annual budget, a 260-person staff and more than 600 student-athletes. He sat on many Southeastern Conference committees, had been named one of “101 Most Influential African-Americans in Sports” by one publication and was a much sought-after motivational speaker. Had it only been a DUI, perhaps Evans could have survived, although the Bulldogs would have probably kept him on a short leash. But Evans did not give his bosses full disclosure before a Thursday afternoon press conference announcing the arrest last week. The arrest report, which could be found easily on the Internet, was damning. He pleaded with the officer to not arrest him, pointing out he was AD at Georgia. He said he was hold-

ing the woman’s panties because she had taken them off and he was “trying to get her home.” He told the officer, “Sooner or later everyone drinks and gets behind the wheel.” How lame. In the world of athletics, both at the professional and collegiate level, hardly a week goes by when a player or coach somewhere isn’t arrested for DUI, drugs — or worse. Unfortunately for him, Evans is not a player or coach. At the time he was athletic director and as such must be held to higher standards. ADs are expected not only to run their departments and represent their schools with proper comportment, they must be role models for the student-athletes in their charge. During a four-year playing career in which he started at least one game in every season, Evans was patently an outstanding wide receiver at the University of Georgia. On Wednesday night, Evans dropped the ball. Georgia really had no choice. It’s unfortunate, but Evans had to go.

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Report indicates prison reform seems to be working A report from the Tennessee Department of Correction offers some good news. The return rate for ex-felons dropped 3 percentage points over the past five years — from 39 percent to 36 percent. Some other states report recidivism as high as 65 percent. The state also is maintaining lower return rates for felons convicted of violent crimes such as murder, rape and assault. By race, black return rates are slightly lower than those for whites. The average return rate for blacks three years after release is 19.5 percent, while the average for whites is 20.6 percent. Another report from the Pew Center on the States found that overall, one in 31 adults in

America is imprisoned or jailed, or on probation or parole. In Tennessee, it is about one in 40. The Pew Center report said that states should try harder to prevent those on probation or parole from returning to prison and to strengthen their “community corrections systems.” Tennessee already has made strides in that regard and certainly has come a long way since 1983, when the state prisons were placed under federal court supervision following a lawsuit on overcrowding. That supervision ended a decade later. As a part of prison reform, the state tries to identify those factors that might lead to those on probation or parole violating the

conditions of their freedom. For instance, substance abuse or mental health problems might lead to a higher recidivism risk. If those underlying problems can be treated, then the odds of them staying out of prison go up. Tennessee also is trying to reduce the number of prisoners whose probations are revoked on technical violations. These are offenses such as driving on a suspended license or missing a counseling session. Yes, those people who committed crimes that landed them in prison need to learn to obey the law and play by society’s rules. But there are less draconian ways to approach the correction system than to use a return to custody as the default. ...

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NASCAR must consider fans if tweaking Chase By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

Damon Evans speaks during a news conference in Athens, Ga., last Thursday.

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Too little, too late

Evans apologizes on day resignation as AD announced By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATHENS, Ga. — Damon Evans offered another apology on the day his resignation as Georgia’s athletic director was announced by the school’s president. The announcement by Michael Adams came after a conference call with the executive committee of the athletic association’s board of directors Monday. Adams said Evans resigned Sunday, less than a week after Evans was arrested on a DUI charge. Evans released a statement Monday in which he offered “my sincerest apology” to Adams, Georgia officials, coaches, fans and student-athletes. Evans was 34 when he was chosen athletic director in 2004. “It had been my hope since taking the job in 2004 that I would have a long career at UGA,” Evans said. “But because of a serious mistake in judgment, that won’t be the case and I understand that I have a long road to rebuilding my reputation and career.” Adams read a statement and said he will have no other comment until Tuesday. Evans was arrested late Wednesday in Atlanta. He was charged with DUI and failure to maintain a lane. Also arrested with him was Courtney Fuhrmann, who was charged with disorderly conduct. Evans said Thursday Fuhrmann is “just a friend.” According to the incident report, the arresting officer said Fuhrmann told him she had been seeing Evans for “only a week or so.” Evans and his wife, Kerri, have two children. He apologized to his wife Thursday as she attended his news conference. Evans became the Southeastern Conference’s first black athletic director in 2004. There was no immediate word on a replacement. Adams said Evans, whose raise to a $550,000 annual salary took effect at about the same time as his arrest, will be paid three months salary as severance. Evans also will receive $100,000 he has earned as a longevity bonus. “We acknowledge the many positive accomplishments of his tenure, including an increased focus on the academic success of student-athletes, the overall financial strength of the athletic department and the hiring of many very good people as head coaches and senior leaders in the athletic department,” Adams said, reading from a statement.

“It had been my hope since taking the job in 2004 that I would have a long career at UGA. But because of a serious mistake in judgment, that won’t be the case and I understand that I have a long road to rebuilding my reputation and career.” — Former Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans

Despite those accomplishments, Evans’ arrest caused damage to his reputation that led to the resignation. “As I said on Thursday morning, when I first learned of the situation, this is not an example of the kind of leadership that I expect our senior administrators to set,” Adams said. “I have high regard for Damon personally; I care deeply about him and his family.” Adams chose Evans as AD after the president refused to extend Vince Dooley’s contract. Possible candidates to replace Evans from the Georgia staff include associate ADs Frank Crumley, Arthur Johnson and Claude Felton and senior associate AD Carla Williams. At his news conference Thursday, Evans said he “failed miserably” as a leader and representative of Georgia. At that time, Evans said he hoped to save his job. Details from the Georgia State Patrol’s incident report from the arrest added even more embarrassment. According to the report, Evans attempted to influence the arresting officer, identified in the report as M. Cabe, by telling the officer he was Georgia’s athletic director. According to the report, Evans said: “I am not trying to bribe you, but is there anything you can do without arresting me?” Cabe said that Evans asked to be taken to a motel instead of jail or to be let off with a warning. The officer noted that Evans was found with a “red pair of lady’s panties between his legs.” Evans was the public face of the school’s athletic department in many venues, including at home football games at Sanford Stadium. Before each game, his taped video message was played as he urged fans not to drink and drive. “If you drink and drive, you lose,” Evans said in the video message.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR fans are reluctant to change, even when tweaks are made to grossly outdated policies and procedures. They like how things were done “in the old days” and are quick to criticize new ideas. So there’s been a decent amount of consternation about the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, the 10-race, title-deciding format adopted in 2004 and altered three years later. Now NASCAR chairman Brian France is again considering a tweak or two, and it’s imperative that he keep in mind just how fans will react. After all, every move of late has been made with a focus on stopping the slide in both attendance and television ratings. And while many recent changes have greatly improved the on-track product, NASCAR is not receiving an overwhelming return on its investment. “There’s always a number of things that are working against you or for you at any one time,” France said last week at Daytona International Speedway, where he cited competition against the Winter Olympics, the World Cup and the economy for underwhelming attendance and ratings so far this season. What France didn’t address is the faction of race fans who simply have lost interest in the sport. Although NASCAR has in past years received favorable feedback from its “fan council,” there remains a large group of one-time enthusiasts who just don’t like what’s become of the stock-car series. Time and time again they rail against the Chase, which they blast as manufactured entertainment. After 29 years of crowning a champion based on a season-long accumulation of points, NASCAR devised a 10-driver, 10-race “playoff” that would create excitement when auto racing goes head-tohead with college football, the NFL and the World Series. In 2007, France expanded the field to 12 drivers and tacked on a “seeding” system that ranked drivers based on 10-point bonuses they earned by winning “regular-season” races. The results under both formats have been mixed: The inaugural year had five drivers in mathematical contention heading into the season finale, and Kurt Busch edged Jimmie Johnson by eight points. In the first year of the expanded field, Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon waged an epic championship battle that resulted in Johnson beating his mentor by 77 points. Those two years were the exception, not the rule, and Johnson’s reign of four consecutive championships hasn’t helped drum up excitement for the Chase. So now NASCAR is taking another look at what could be done differently, and ideas being bandied about are a 15-driver field, elimination rounds, different Chase tracks and a system that could send a handful of drivers into the season finale for a winner-take-all situation. “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, right? That’s what the essence of Game 7s, eliminations, and all that are,” France said. “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.”

NBA’s most wanted man makes surprise early appearance at camp By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James took a break from his whirlwind courtship to get back on the basketball court. The NBA’s most wanted man made a surprise appearance Monday at his Nike Skills Academy to work out as the sports world awaits his decision on where he’ll play next season. James was not expected to attend the camp featuring some of the nation’s top college and high school players until today. Wearing a New York Yankees cap and white T-shirt, James strolled into Rhodes Arena just before 3 p.m. He was accompanied by former Cavaliers teammate Damon Jones and others. James asked for the main locker room to be opened so he could dress. After stretching out with a trainer, James shot jumpers as New Orleans star guard Chris Paul, his closest friend in the league, looked on. Paul was dressed in street clothes and did not join James on the floor of the arena, where the two-

time MVP played many of his high school games for St. Vincent-St. Mary. Moments later, Cleveland teammate Jawad Williams and high school buddy Romeo Travis showed up and took part in shooting and driving drills with James, who was dressed in a black, body-hugging top, black shorts and his signature Nikes. As James fine tuned his game, camera crews filmed his every move from the other side of Rhodes, hoping to catch some sign that he has come to a decision. A little more than an hour into his workout, James teamed up with Paul, Jones, Williams and Travis, and scrimmaged fullcourt against some college stars. Organizers asked TV crews and reporters to stop filming, perhaps afraid there could be a repeat of last year, when camper Jordan Crawford of Xavier dunked on James, and the video became an Internet sensation. James is not expected to say which team he’ll choose until the camp ends Wednesday. Last week, James heard presentations from the Cavs, Nets, Knicks, Heat, Clippers and Bulls.

Dwayne Wade back in Miami

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LeBron James makes his way through the IMG building to talk with the Miami Heat on Friday in Cleveland.

MIAMI (AP) — The word went out early Monday morning to Miami Heat fans. Show up at 8 a.m. and welcome Dwyane Wade back to South Florida, they were told. So they did. Right time. Wrong location. Wade arrived back in Miami, but instead of flying on a private jet into a charter facility — as the Heat marketing department expected — he took a commercial flight from Charleston, S.C., into one of the airport’s main terminals. So about 50 Heat fans, as well as a handful of team employees, left without a glimpse of Wade, who is expected to decide his playing future in the coming days. Later, Wade was seen walking into the Heat’s arena with owner Micky Arison.


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Gloomy economy dampens mood at Pamplona bull run By ALAN CLENDENNING AP Business Writer

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This Web site screen grab from www.nflextrapoints.com shows an advertisement reminding people to use their extra points on NFL branded credit cards.

NFL runs reverse

Two-month warning sounds for credit card holders By EMILY FREDRIX AP Marketing Writer

NEW YORK — The National Football League’s decision to move its branded credit card business from Bank of America to British banker Barclays is forcing customers of the Charlotte, N.C., bank to scramble to spend reward points before they expire next month. On message boards, in between talk about upcoming training camps, fans are discussing how they’ll spend their points in Bank of America’s “NFL Extra Points” program. They have until the end of August, just before Barclays’ new program begins in September. Fans can get a one-hour appearance from the Denver Broncos mascot Miles for 40,000 points, Pittsburgh Steelers head rest covers for 3,250 points, or replica team jerseys for 10,400 points. Fans also can buy “experiences” such as visiting the playing field before the game. A point typically equals $1 spent on the card. There’s a giant countdown clock ticking away the time on the program’s site, www.nflextrapoints.com — 57 days as of Monday. Ann Weinzimmer has racked up about 5,000 points on her Cleveland Browns card. The 33-year-old Cleveland lawyer is frustrated that her accounts seem to keep changing ownership. She’s planning to look for better point deals rather than get a new NFL card.

Weinzimmer — who notes she’s really more of a Cincinnati Bengals fan — will probably spend her points on baseball caps. “I might as well, otherwise you’re just throwing it away,” she said. The market for credit cards affiliated with sports teams, universities or other special-interest ventures has been growing and consolidating amid the financial shakeout. The NFL likes having credit card partners because it gets a cut of the business beyond the initial payment for the rights to the franchise. Credit card companies like the programs because rabid fans don’t need much convincing to sign up. Bank of America Corp. won’t say why it and the NFL failed to reach agreement on an extension of a contract it has held since 1995. It is still the official bank of Major League Baseball and for four NFL teams, the Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys, which let it issue debit cards with their logos but not credit cards. The NFL, which announced the deal with Barclays last month, declined further comment. Bank of America’s credit card business is large. It reached a peak of $184 billion in balances outstanding in 2008, but it was stung in the recession by growing defaults. The default rate went from 3.9 percent in 2006 after

it acquired MBNA to 11.2 percent by the end of 2009, though the rate has started to improve. The sticking point in the NFL talks may have been the issue of debit cards, said Odysseas Papadimitriou, a former executive with Capital One and now CEO of CardHub.com, a credit card comparison site. Banks prefer debit cards because customers usually keep their accounts longer — which means less work to land new accounts. And customers are also less likely to run up debt because debit card charges are automatically deducted from customers’ checking accounts. Bank of America may have wanted only to have debit cards accumulate NFL points, Papadimitriou said, while the NFL likely wanted to also include credit cards because people typically spend more with those cards, making the business more valuable. The deal to market credit cards with logos of the NFL and the league’s 32 teams is the latest sports-related marketing move in the U.S. for Londonbased Barclays PLC and its Barclaycard U.S. unit. It has agreed to pay more than $300 million for a marketing partnership that includes naming rights for the New Jersey Nets’ new NBA arena in Brooklyn. It also sponsors the PGA Tour’s Barclays tournament, being held this year from Aug. 26-29 at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.

Eating champ leaves N.Y. jail after hot dog fracas By EVA DOU Associated Press Writer

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Six-time hot dog-eating contest champion Takeru Kobayashi, center, is joined by his attorney Mario D. Romano, left, and interpreter Maggie James as he speaks to reporters after leaving Brooklyn Criminal Court Monday in New York. was waved up onstage after spectators began chanting “Let him eat!” “Shortly after he got on the stage, he was grabbed from behind by officers,” Romano said. Kobayashi was charged with obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly conduct. Kobayashi, who’s currently living in New York, had refused to sign a contract with Major League Eating, the fast

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NEW YORK — Japanese eating champion Takeru Kobayashi, arrested at a July Fourth hot dogeating contest, was freed Monday after a night in jail, looking a little weary and saying he was hungry. Kobayashi, wearing a black T-shirt bearing the message “Free Kobi” in green letters, was freed by a Brooklyn judge after he pleaded not guilty. The slim, boyish 32-year-old said he consumed only a sandwich and some milk in jail. A contract dispute had kept Kobayashi out of Sunday’s annual Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, but he showed up anyway. “I was there as a spectator, just to cheer on my buddies,” he said through an interpreter outside court Monday. Fans chanted for him, and “in the heat of it, I jumped on the stage, hoping they would let me eat.” His attorney, Mario D. Romano, said his client

Island) event.” Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., won by downing 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes. After witnessing the drama involving Kobayashi, Chestnut said, “I feel bad for him.” Chestnut claimed the mustard-yellow champion’s belt and a $20,000 purse but was disappointed with his own performance. The 26-year-old was aiming for a record 70 dogs in 10 minutes. Last year, he ate 68 dogs, four more than Kobayashi. Major League Eating issued a statement calling Kobayashi’s actions “inappropriate and unfortunate.” “Kobayashi was a great champion and we hope that he is able to resolve his current situation and move past this,” the organization said.

PAMPLONA, Spain — Hordes of humans will sprint ahead of thundering beasts this week at Pamplona’s famed running of the bulls, but Spain’s most storied fiesta is being overshadowed by a crisis in the bullring. A proposed regional bullfighting ban is combining with grim economic times to send a chill through the national pastime. Pamplona’s historic old quarter comes under the international spotlight because its bullfights are preceded by thousands of thrillseekers chased by bulls that invariably end up goring some humans on cobblestoned streets en route to bloody deaths in the ring. But across Spain, the number of bullfights has dropped from about 1,000 in 2008 to a projected 800 or less this year, as local governments that have always subsidized small-town bullfights cut budgets because of declining tax revenue. Bullfights, or corridas in Spanish, have become a luxury when cuts must be made by town councils to maintain funding for schools, social programs and road repairs. Making matters worse for bullfighting aficionados, the vast northeastern Catalonia region where more than 10 percent of Spain’s 46 million people live could wind up without bullfights when provincial legislators vote on a proposed ban in mid-July. That would shut down Catalonia’s last bullring in the city of Barcelona, though it wouldn’t ban other bull spectacles like “correbou,” where people chase bulls through the streets and “bouembolat,” where bulls are forced to run around with flaming wax balls on their horns. Animal rights activists say the gory spectacles are one of the planet’s most blatant forms of animal cruelty. They hope a ban in Catalonia nine years after the Canary Islands enacted a similar one could prompt other Spanish regions to follow suit. “It would be a huge step forward, Catalonia telling Spain and the rest of the world that they are not for torturing animals,” said Mimi Bekhechi, special projects manager and anti-bullfighting campaigner for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Bullfight defenders insist the tradition is still so strong that bans are unthinkable across the rest of Spain. They concede, however, that the country’s debt woes coupled with 20 percent unemployment and government austerity spending cuts could keep down the number of small town corridas for years. In Pamplona, the crisis is expected to take a toll for tourism and nonstop street parties during its weeklong festival of bullfighting made famous by Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises.” Hotels used to sell out three to four months before the event — but not this year. “You can still find good quality rooms going for around euro100 ($125) and vacancies even in some top class hotels, something unheard of four years ago,” said Nacho Calvo of the Navarra Restaurant and Hotel Association. In Pamplona’s sprawling main plaza, Jose Correa glumly gazed at a crowd numbering in the hundreds instead of the typical thousands he used to see on the eve of the five-day bash of drinking, debauchery and tourism purchases by Spanish, European, American and Australian tourists. There were plenty of people speaking English instead of Spanish, but few were buying the T-shirts emblazoned with bulls and wine skins he used to sell by the dozens each hour to the partying masses. “Normally you wouldn’t be able to walk out there,” he said. “It’s the crisis, another year of it.” Bullfighting promoter Luis Miguel Ballesteros two years ago put on 27 or 28 small town bull spectacles in villages with populations ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 people each across the Castilla-Leon region, part of Spain’s historic heartland. This year he’s down to nine or 10 because the rest can’t come up with the euro30,000 to euro35,000 subsidy payments they used to give him for putting on corridas costing euro80,000 to euro100,000. “The first thing they are cutting are the bullfights, they’re spending less money on bulls so they can pay for education,” Ballesteros said. Things are so bad in Estepona, a Mediterranean seaside resort of quaint whitewashed homes, that city officials couldn’t find a promoter willing to stage bullfights at the local festival starting Tuesday. “It did surprise us, but we understand there is not a lot of money out there,” said town councilor Carmen Ocana. Estepona — a town of 70,000 that doubles in size each summer as tourists pour in — normally spends euro250,000 on its weeklong summer festival of music, parades, food and booze. But this year there will be no public spending and no parade. A children’s show that used to be free will charge admission. Instead of hiring big-name musicians for concerts, Estepona put out a call for local musicians who will play for free. Some see a silver lining in the crisis: higher quality fights.

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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) Riverchase Motel Pigeon Forge now hiring dependable, experienced Front Desk clerk for 3-11pm shift. Apply in person at 3709 Parkway. 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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Sevierville Free credit check, 7 days free rent, salt water pool, 2br, 2ba, 1,114 sq. ft. $675.00 & up. 865-429-4470

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Furnished Apartments

Spacious & Quiet! 2 BR / 2 BA Apts. for Rent in Wears Valley From $650/mo. 12 Mo. Lease Pets Allowed (865) 329-7807 Large 1BR Water, app furnished. No pets. Ref. $450 + dep. 680-3078 Single size apt. $425 mth. incl. utilities. No pets. Near Dollywood. 307-0861.

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Homes for Rent

1100 Sq. Ft. House. 1 BR + loft. Beautiful view near Pigeon Forge. $825 mo. 865-696-6900 2BR House Close to Sevierville. Sewer & water furnished. C/HA. W/D hook up. $625 + dep. No pets. 382-1966 or 453-9269. 3BD/2BA Private Country Seting off Dixon Branch Rd $950 mth. 865-712-3026 BELLE MEADOWS Available in July 4BR/2BA, 2 car garage. Approx. 1870 sq. ft. $1,200 865-429-2962

Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek. Fully furnished. Utilities included. $200 & up per week 850-2487 Wears Valley - Fully furnished Cabin. 2BR/2BA, quiet area, no pets, lease option available. 865-908-8495.

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865-712-5238

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

2BR/2BA water & sewer furn., washer/dryer. On Hwy. 66, near Swaggerty's. 933-5509 or 755-2402. Affordable accomadation for low income. 865-654-8702

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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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3BR/2BA house for sale. Mountain views. $92,000. 865-640-9794 Estate Sale, 3 yrs old, 3/2, 1,400 sq. ft. cent. H/A, appliances, W/D, wired storage shed, near LeConte hospital. $124,000. 865-765-1563. O/A. 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.

$100 per week 865-621-2941

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405-2116

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

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

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Tent Sites Indian Camp Creek

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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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

2009 Jeep Patriot, extremely low mileage, 1,500, estate sale, 2 WD, A/C, automatic, CD player, gray, like new condition, manual windows and locks, $14,000. 865-765-1563.

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99 Dk Green Honda Prelude. 5 speed, 4 cyl, approx. 180K miles, rebuilt motor, pwr win/lock, moonroof, new paint. $5200 obo. 865-322-2570. 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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Specifications may be obtained from the Department of Parks and Recreation office in the Community Center located at 170 Community Center Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All questions should be referred to Mike Weddington, Building Maintenance Supervisor, at 865-850-4728. Bids may be delivered to 170 Community Center Drive or mailed to: Department of Parks and Recreation ATTN: John E. Wilbanks, Director P.O. Box 605 Pigeon Forge, TN 37868-0605 All bids must be in a sealed envelope with bidder's name and address, bid opening time and date, and the quotation "Bid Gym Floor Refinishing", stated plainly on the outside of the envelope. All bids will be received until 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 15, 2010, at which time they will be opened and read aloud in the Pigeon Forge Community Center Conference Room.

of Parks and Recreation office in the Community Center located at 170 Community Center Drive, Pigeon Forge, Classifieds ď ľ TN A11 37863, between the hours of 0955 Legals 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All questions should be referred to Mike Weddington, Building Maintenance Supervisor, at 865-850-4728. Bids may be delivered to 170 Community Center Drive or mailed to: Department of GAMES Parks and Recreation ATTN: John E. Wilbanks, Director P.O. Box 605 Pigeon Forge, TN 37868-0605 All bids must be in a sealed envelope with bidder's name and address, bid opening time and date, and the quotation "Bid Gym Floor Refinishing", stated plainly on the outside of the envelope. All bids will be received until 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 15, 2010, at which time they will be opened and read aloud in the Pigeon Forge Community Center Conference Room. The City of Pigeon Forge reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to accept the bid most favorable to the City of Pigeon Forge.

Specifications may be obtained from the Department Legals of0955 Parks and Recreation office This 6th day of July, 2010. in the Community Center located at 170 Community CenThe City of Pigeon Forge reDepartment of ter Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN serves right of tothe reject any Parks secured and Recreation WHEREAS, default in the the payment debts andorobligations to be paid by that 37863, between thehaving hoursbeen of made certain Trust executed on April 13, 2006, Dragomir ElenaForge, Dimitrova. to Larry A. all bids or tobyaccept theDimitrov bid and Pigeon Tennessee 8:00 a.m.Deed and of 4:30 p.m., Weissman, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under most favorable to the City of Monday through Friday. All Book 2514, Page 742, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and Forge. Pigeon 07/06/2010 questions should be referred WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Deutsche Bank toTrust Mike Company Weddington, Building Americas As Trustee for 6th Residential Funding Company, Deutsche Bank Trust Company This day of July, 2010. Maintenance Supervisor, at Americas as Trustee for Residential Funding Company, LLC fka Residential Funding Corporation Attorney in 865-850-4728. Fact ; and Department of WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as Trustee for Residential Funding Company, LLC fka Parks and Recreation Bids may beFunding delivered to 170 Attorney Residential Corporation in Fact , the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Community Center Drive or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owner and Holderâ&#x20AC;?), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by mailed to: filed for record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and instrument Department of Trustee named in said07/06/2010 privileges of the original Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by Parks Recreation the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his ATTN: John E. Wilbanks, duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, July Director 22, 2010, commencing P.O. Box 605 at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, th e following Pigeon Forge, TN described37868-0605 property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATED in the Second (2nd) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lot 16, Country Manor Estates, as the same is shown on a plat of record in Large Map Book 4, Page 2, in the Sevier County, Tennessee Register of Deeds Office to which

All bids must be in a sealed plat reference is here made for a more particular description of said property, and which description is envelope with bidder's name incorporated herein by reference; THE ABOVE described property is conveyed subject to matters shown on and opening plataddress, of record bid in Large Map time Book 4, Page 2, including 25 feet front, 15 feet side, and 20 feet rear minimum and date,setback and lines; the quotation building 15 feet utility and drainage easements inside all exterior boundary lines including road "Bid rightsGym of way,Floor 7.5 feet Refinishutility and drainage easements inside all other interior lines; and 30 feet joint permanent ing", statedalong plainly the outeasement the on Southern lot line; THE ABOVE described property is conveyed subject to Agreement and side of the envelope.for Joint Use Right of Way of record in Book 1148, Page 764, in the Sevier County, Grant of Easement Tennessee Register of Deeds Office. Said right of way is the 30 feet joint permanent easement along the

lot received lines referred to above; THE ABOVE described property is conveyed subject to restri ctions AllSoutheastern bids will be until of record Book 1360, July Page 15, 49, in the Sevier County, Tennessee, Register of Deeds Office. BEING a portion 2:00 pm, inThursday, of theat same property 2010, which timeconveyed they willto Dragomir Dimitrov and wife, Elena Dimitrova from SKL, LLC, a Tennessee Liability by General Warranty Deed dated April 11, 2006, of record in Book 2514, Page 740, beLimited opened andCompany, read aloud in in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. the Pigeon Forge Community Center Conference Room.

The City of Pigeon Forge reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to accept the bid most favorable to the City of Pigeon Forge. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any

unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or

This 6th day of July, encumbrances as well2010. as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose.

Department of Parks and Recreation All rightForge, and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Pigeon Tennessee

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 07/06/2010 further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Pickup Trucks for Sale

1984 3/4 ton Chevy Truck. King cab. Collector model. Good farm tuck. $2,500. obo. 1995 Pontiac GrandAm. $600. Call 865-201-4902. 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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Gatlinburg Rooms for Rent Furnished All Utilities, Cable and Tax included

Homes for Sale

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

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3BR/3BA Executive Condos in Sevierville, 3100 sq. ft. swimming pool, pets welcome, loaded with all amenities.

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racquetball courts, totaling approximately 22,600 square feet in the Pigeon Forge Community Center.

Cars for Sale

1966 Ford Galaxy. 289 Auto. $2600. Call 865-607-6542. 1993 Mustang Sedan. 93K miles, automatic, 4 cylinder, ac, cruise control, cd player, delayed wipers, runs good. $3,000 or will trade for a truck. 384-6354.

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Sale at public auction will be on at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Chad Carter and wife, Dawn Carter, to Wesley D. Turner, Trustee, on November 17, 2000 at Book 1144, Page 71conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Owner of Debt: U.S. Bank, N.A., successor trustee to Wachovia Bank, N.A. (formerly known as First Union National Bank),as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2000-1 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 First (1st) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Tract 3A Billy Goat Hollow Section of the Walter Williams Tract, more particularly described as follows:Beginning on an iron pin in the end of a 30 foot right of way, a point between Tracts 2 and 3; thence with the line between Tracts 2 and 3, North 43 degrees 22 minutes 28 seconds East 228.01 feet to an iron pin in the easterly line of the Billy Goat Hollow Section; thence with the Easterly line of said section, South 26 degrees 58 minutes 28 s econds East 522.84 feet to an iron pin, a corner to Tract 3A and 3B; thence with a new division line between Tracts 3A and 3B, North 62 degree 38 minutes 29 seconds West 580.49 feet to an iron pin in the Southerly margin of a 30 foot right of way; thence continuing North 62 degrees 38 minutes 29 seconds West 49.43 feet to the center of said right of way; thence with the center of said 30 foot right of way, North 86 degrees 17 minutes 40 seconds East 166.07 feet to the point of Beginning.THERE MAY BE A MANUFACTURED HOME LOCATED UPON THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID PROPERTY.IN THE EVENT IT IS DETERMINED THAT THE MANUFACTURED HOME IS NOT PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE PROPERTY, IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER TO UNDERTAKE ANY AND ALL LEGAL STEPS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN TITLE TO SAID MANUFACTURED HOME.

Other interested parties: Ford Motor Credit Company The street address of the above described property is believed to be 5008 Bogard Road, Cosby, TN 37722, 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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Bids may be delivered to 170 0955 Legals Community Center Drive or mailed to: Department of Parks and Recreation ATTN: John E. Wilbanks, Director P.O. Box 605 Pigeon Forge, TN 37868-0605

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envelope with bidder's name and address, bid opening time and date, and the quotation "Bid Gym Floor Refinishing", stated plainly on the out0955 side of the envelope. Legals

All bids must be in a sealed envelope with bidder's name and address, bid opening time and date, and the quotation "Bid Gym Floor Refinishing", stated plainly on the outside of the envelope.

All bids will be received until 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 15, 2010, at which time they will be opened and read aloud in the Pigeon Forge Community Center Conference Room.

All bids must be in a sealed All bids will be received until envelope with bidder's name 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 15, 0955 Legals and address, bid opening time 2010, at which time they will and date, and the quotation be opened and read aloud in "Bid Gym Floor Refinishthe Pigeon Forge Community ing", stated plainly on the outCenter Conference Room. of the WHEREAS, on the 12th day of April,side 2007, Tonyenvelope. Papa conveyed to David T. Black, Trustee, the property TheCounty, City ofTennessee, Pigeon Forge herein described by Deed of Trust recorded in the Register’s Office for Sevier in BookreAll bids will be ofreceived serves right to reject any or 2800, page 397, for the purposes set forth in said Deed Trust; anduntil which note and the Deed of Trust is payable 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 15, all bids or to accept the bid to Citizens Bank of Blount County; and 2010, at which willrefuses most the City WHEREAS, David T. Black, the Trustee named in said time Deed they of Trust, or favorable is unable toto execute said of opened and read aloud Pigeon Forge. trust, and Citizens Bank of Blount be County, the holder of the noteinsecured thereby has appointed the undersigned, J. MICHAEL GARNER, the SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, by instrument recorded in. Book 3542, page Pigeon Forge Community 123, at the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee,Room. in accordance with terms Deed Center Conference Thisthe 6th day ofofsaid July,Trust 2010. therein referred to; and, WHEREAS, Citizens Bank of Blount The County is the and lawful holder of the City of true Pigeon Forgeowner re- and Department of note secured by said instrument and has advised me serves as Substitute Trustee, of default in theParks terms of said Note and Deed of the right to reject any or and Recreation Trust: all bids or to accept the bid Pigeon Forge, Tennessee NOW, THEREFORE: most favorable to the City of BY VIRTUE OF THE POWER vested in me as Substitute Trustee, under the terms of said Deed of Trust Pigeon Forge. 07/06/2010 hereinabove referred to, I will on the 13th day of July, 2010 at 10:00 oíclock A.M at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, proceed to sell the property here inafter This 6thbest daybidder of July, 2010.free from homestead and dower and other described at public outcry to the highest and for cash, exemptions and in bar of all homestead and rights, equity of redemption, and statutory right of redemption, the Department of following described real estate: Parks andofRecreation LYING AND BEING in the First Civil District Sevier County, Tennessee and being more particularly Pigeon Forge, Tennessee described as follows: BEING what is shown as Lot No. 30, Section P of English Mountain Subdivision as appears on record in Map Book 11, page 69 at the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. 07/06/2010 THIS CONVEYANCE IS SUBJECT to certain Protective Covenants and Building Restrictions as the same appear in Misc. Book 15, page 408, Misc. Book 19, page 445, Misc. Book 20, page 82 and Misc. Book 30, page 392 all at the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY conveyed to Tony Papa from William N. Thombs and Carol G. Thombs, Trustees of the Thombs Family Revocable Living Trust, UAD May 10, 2004, by Warranty Deed dated April 13, 2007 and of record in Book 2800, page 395 at the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. THIS SALE is made subject to any unpaid property taxes.

The right is reserved to adjourn the sale to another date without further publication, upon announcement at the time set forth above. This 19th day of May, 2010.

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Sale at public auction will be on at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Raymond Wilson, A Married Person, to US Title Corp., Trustee, on February 24, 2006 at Book Volume 2480, Page 117 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and within the corporate limits of the City of Sevierville, Tennessee, to wit: Lot 2 of Hideaway Ridge, as the same appears on a plat of record in the Sevier County, Tennessee Register’s Office, in large Map Book 2, at Page 44, to which reference is here made for exact legal description.

The street address of the above described property is believed to be 414 Hideaway Ridge Circle, Sevierville, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in sa id 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.

The City of Pigeon Forge reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to accept the bid most favorable to the City of Pigeon Forge. This 6th day of July, 2010. Department of Parks and Recreation Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

considering and transacting all business that may properly come before the Authority, inThe Mountain Press cluding, but not limited to,  dis- Tuesday, cussing and taking action re0955to the renovationLegals lating modification or improvement of certain schools and educational facilities in Cheatham County, Tennessee and the entering into agreement facilitating and implementing the construction and development of said improvements, and taking all other actions relating thereto as may be properly presented to the meeting. For information concerning the agenda, please call 865-453-2877.

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©2010 Tribune Media Services, Inc. Notice is hereby given that All Rights Reserved. The Public Building Authority YIXTS of Sevier County, Tennessee (the "Authority") will hold a special meeting on Thursday, LUBBEA July 8, 2010, at 10:00 A.M., EDT, in the conference room at Mill Corner Place, 248 Bruce Street, Sevierville, TenROPOLY nessee, for the purpose of Now arrange the circled letters considering and transacting all to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon. business that may properly come before the Authority, in” OF A: THE “ cluding, but not limited to, dis(Answers tomorrow) cussing and taking action reJumbles: PUDGY KETCH PRAYER NINETY Yesterday’s Important to do in trying times — Answer: lating to the renovation modifiKEEP TRYING cation or improvement of certain schools and educational 0955 in Cheatham County, Legals facilities Tennessee and the entering into agreement facilitating and implementing the construction and development of said improvements, and taking all Sale at public auction be on at the front door, Sevier County other actions relatingwillthereto Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by John P. Stockhausen and wife, Kay asCourthouse, may be properly presented Stockhausen, All-Star Title Inc., Trustee, on May 31, 2007 at Book Volume 2838, Page 119 conducted by toL.the meeting. toFor informaShapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. tion concerning the agenda, Owner of Debt: Yale Mortgage Corporation please call 865-453-2877.

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: The Public Building Authority Described property located in the Eleventh (11th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee to wit: ofLot Sevier 844, County, Section K,Tennessee Ski View Community, Tract 4 of Sky Harbor Subdivision, (erroneously referred to as Ski Harbor Subdivision in Trust Deed of record in Volume 2838, Page 119) as the same appears on a plat of record in Map Book 17, Page 36, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee to which reference is here made fo a more particular description.

The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1938 a/k/a 1932 Orchad Drive (Per Trust Deed), 1938 Orchard Drive (per Assessor), Pigeon Forge, TN 37876, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control.

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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WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on February 12, 2007, by Phyllis Motta to CHICAGO TITLE INSURANCE, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book No. 2736, Page 750, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Aurora Loan Services, LLC; and WHEREAS, Aurora Loan Services, LLC, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, July 15, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATED IN THE NINTH (9TH) CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, WITHOUT THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF ANY MUNICIPALITY, AND BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 35, BOON DOCKS, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF THE SAME RECORD IN PLAT CABINET 8, SLIDE 4, FORMERLY MAP BOOK 23, PAGE 8. REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION AND AS SHOWN ON THE SURVEY OF TIMOTHY J. WALLACE, RLS # 758, DATED JULY 13, 1998. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO PHYLLIS MOTTA, UNMARRIED, FROM ROBERT A. CULBERT AND WIFE, DARLENE CULBERT BY WARRANTY DEED DATED FEBRUARY 12, 2007, RECORDED FEBRUARY 12, 2007, IN VOLUME BOOK 2736, PAGE 748, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. PROPERTY BEARS THE ADDRESS OF 340 FALLEN OAK CIRCLE, SEYMOUR, TN 37865

CURRENT OWNER(S): Phyllis Motta The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on June 22, 2005, by James Allen Yates and wife, Toni Yates to Lawrence Vogan, a resident of TN, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, in Book 2283, Page 193 (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC; and WHEREAS, Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, The Callins Law Firm, LLC, as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, The Callins Law Firm, LLC, Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on , , commencing at at the Main entrance or hallway of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennes see, to wit: SITUATE IN THE NINTH (9TH)CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND BEING ALL OF LOT 5 OF THE A A WADE ESTATE PROPERTY AS SHOWN ON MAP OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK 22, PAGE 21, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH MAP REFERENCE IS HERE MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JAMES ALLEN YATES, BY DEED FROM TONI M. YATES, DATED 12/10/1999, OF RECORD IN BOOK 1005, PAGE 321, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TN. Tax ID # 9-057-054.05

CURRENT OWNER(S): James Allen Yates The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose.

All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.


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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

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Mom needs to keep her nose out of adult child’s Facebook page

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Dear Annie: Over the years, I have made several major moves around the country and have found that my Facebook account is a great way to keep in touch. However, my dear mother does not seem to understand Facebook etiquette. She comments on my page as if each change were directed specifically to her. If a friend posts a message that is clearly meant for me, Mom will respond before I have a chance to. My friends have stopped leaving me comments because they know they will end up having a conversation with my mother. She has even managed to insult a few of them when she disagreed with things they posted on their own pages. She does the same thing to my siblings. I live out of state, but I call Mom every week and instant-message her most days, as well. It’s not as if she isn’t up-to-date on my life. I don’t know how to fix this, though, because her feelings are easily hurt. -- J.C. in Wisconsin Dear J.C.: Your mom thinks she is ever so cool because she communicates with your generation through something as contemporary as Facebook. It might help to tell her why her behavior has the opposite effect. Then gently explain the best way to use Facebook so her comments are welcome. We’d hate to have you “unfriend” Mom. A spokesperson at Facebook said it is possible to set your preferences so that Mom is prevented from seeing specific things. You also can “hide” your wall

so no comments are visible to others and make yourself available only through personal mail. Dear Annie: My niece, “Isla,” will be 6 years old soon, and she’s still using a pacifier. Every time I come back to visit my family, I pray she has given up the “passy,” but she hasn’t. My mom and I have brought this up numerous times, but my sister claims she isn’t strong enough to take it away from her. Isla knows I hate seeing her with the pacifier, so she hides it from me. I refuse to let her speak to me with this thing in her mouth, and when she’s not around, I secretly dip it in vinegar in the hope that she will dislike the taste of it. I’ve sent my sister articles on the dangers of using a pacifier for long periods of time and also hints on ways to wean my niece off of it. Isla is now starting to show signs of overuse with frequent ear infections, but nothing is being done. How do I make my sister understand that taking the easy way out puts my niece at risk? -- Anti-Pacifier Uncle Dear Uncle: We agree that Isla is too old to be using a pacifier, and your sister is too lazy to work on it, but we are more upset with you. You have succeeded only in making Isla feel terrible when she is around her uncle. You,

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too, can find more positive ways to encourage the girl to give up the pacifier by complimenting her when she takes it out of her mouth instead of criticizing and punishing her when she doesn’t. And if Isla’s teeth require braces later, that is your sister’s problem. Please be the uncle Isla loves instead of the one she avoids. Dear Annie: As a board-certified behavior analyst and the wife of a chronic “door left open” husband, I have an alternate suggestion for “Help,” whose hubby leaves cabinets ajar: Catch him actually closing a door, and as soon as he does (within five seconds), give him a really sexy kiss. The next time he closes something, reward him in a similar fashion. Keep this up, and I guarantee results. More effective than nagging? Yes. She should try it. They may both like it. -- BCBA from Connecticut Dear BCBA: Thanks. Of course, it presupposes that you can actually catch him closing a door. 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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