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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 209 ■ July 28, 2010 ■ ■ 50 Cents


‘This is ... like chump change’


Alleged robber demanded cash; then asked that cops be called By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

5WSCC a great place to work? Chronicle of Higher Education names Walter State in survey Local, Page A2

GATLINBURG — A local man now faces a charge of attempted robbery after he allegedly demanded money from a bank teller Monday, but then asked her to call police and waited to be taken into custody. Police charged Chad Edward Smith, 34, of 2210 Rattlesnake

Hollow Road in Gatlinburg, with attempted robbery late Monday night. He is being held at the Sevier County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond. According to his arrest warrant, Smith entered the Citizens National Bank at 906 East Parkway and said, “I want all of your money in your drawers.” When the teller gave him all of

the money from the drawer, he demanded more, and she put additional cash on the counter, according to the warrant. “He stated, ‘This is something like chump change,’ and then asked her to call the police,” Detective Keith Brackins wrote in the warrant. “The defendant then sat in the floor and then laid down in the floor until police arrived and took him into

custody,” Gatlinburg Police Chief Randy Brackins said that, while the man’s behavior was unusual, they have not requested a mental evaluation. “We didn’t really think it was necessary,” he said. “I really don’t know what his motive was or anything. It’s a bizarre case.” n

The fix on 66

Remains confirmed as those of Reagan By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

5Next stop Titanic New expedition will create 3D map of wreck Nation, Page A18


Celebrities in the news Daniel Craig signs on for role in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Page A6

Weather Today Scattered Storms High: 88°

Tonight Scattered Storms Low: 70° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Otis Nelson, 93 Liza Teaster, 78 Elfriede McCormick, 90 Joan Donovan, 68 Suzanne SouthworthStutz, 64 Tommy Agee, 70 Bobby Reagan, 50


Tennessee Department of Transportation maintenance crews dug 25 feet down and approximately 10 to 15 feet in diameter to find the source of the water that saturated the ground under the road on Highway 66.

Sinkhole repaired, lanes reopened Submitted Report SEVIERVILLE — Tennessee Department of Transportation maintenance crews reopened the northbound travel lanes on Highway 66 shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The turn lane was opened later that afternoon. TDOT crews discovered a depression in a turn lane on Highway 66 Monday morning and closed both the outside (or right) northbound travel lane and the turn lane to Huffaker Road to protect travelers as repairs began. After excavation, crews discovered a leak in a water line beneath the roadway had softened the ground and contributed to the sinkhole. Workers dug 25 feet down and approximately 10 to 15 feet in diameter to find the source of the water that saturated the ground under the road. Sevierville Water Department crews worked through Monday night to repair the water line, which allowed TDOT workers to fix the sinkhole on Tuesday. TDOT crews filled the hole with rock and concrete before the area was paved.

PIGEON FORGE — A medical examiner has confirmed the remains found Sunday in the composting plant of Sevier Solid Waste belong to Bobby Reagan, the employee Reagan who went missing from the plant Thursday. His cause of death has not been determined. Reagan, a tipping floor truck spotter, would guide garbage trucks entering the facility to the area where they would release their cargo. He vanished shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, and law enforcement and emergency personnel searched for him until Sunday afternoon when they found remains inside one of the digesters used to break down waste at the plant. While they concluded the search after finding the remains, officials could not confirm the body’s identity until they compared the remains with dental records. Pigeon Forge Police Chief Jack Baldwin announced the confirmation Tuesday. The medical examiner has not announced the cause of death, Baldwin said. His department is awaiting that announcement before deciding if the case needs to be investigated further. See reagan, Page A4


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Park Vista Hotel celebrates $11M grand reopening By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer

Corrections The Mountain Press is committed to accuracy. Please report factual errors by calling 428-0748 Ext. 214.

GATLINBURG — The Park Vista, now a Doubletree Hotel, held its grand re-opening Tuesday to celebrate an $11 million renovation and new name. Hotel General Manager Jackelyn Schafer said the renovation, which began in early January and involved everything from “the roof to the base of the driveway,” is nearly complete. “It’s absolutely fabulous,” said Gatlinburg

Going to the mat

On video See video of the Park Vista’s grand reopening at The Mountain Press’ Web site at

Vice Mayor Mike Werner. “It’s a dream come true, a great reflection of the city.” The new, “environmentally friendly” hotel colors of browns, tans and beiges were considered appropriate for the area, Schafer said. See hotel, Page A4

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Instructor Lawrence Evans teaches participants on how to get out of a headlock during the Gatlinburg Police Camp. Evans was helping officers teach self defense and water safety Tuesday. The camp runs through Friday with more than 30 children learning a variety of police tactics and fun field trips featuring rafting, hiking and biking.

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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 Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

wednesday, july 28 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.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Sugar Tree Road, Wears Valley. 4284932, n 9 a.m. Wellington Place. 429-5131

Free Concert

Free concert with Clayton Inman from Triumphant Quartet, 8 p.m., Riverbend Campgroud, Pigoen Forge. 453-1224

thursday, july 29 Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room 850-4685.

Hot Meals

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


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

Celebrate Recovery

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

Church Yard Sale

Henderson Chapel Baptist Church back to school yard sale for missions trip, 407 Henderson Chapel Road, Pigeon Forge, 7:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday.

friday, july 30 St. Paul Lutheran

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

Nazarene Yard Sale

Yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday, inside First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road.

saturday, july 31 Farmers Markets

n 8-11:30 a.m., Sevier Farmers Co-Op, 321 W. Main, Sevierville. 4537101. n First Baptist Church on Chapman Highway, 7-11 a.m. 579-5433. n Gatlinburg Farmers Market, 8:30-11 a.m., parking lot of Alamo Restaurant, Highway 321. 659-0690.

Lutheran Bible Study

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

Relay Benefit

Beech Springs Baptist Church sponsoring a tent sale to benefit Sevier County Relay for Life, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., corner Douglas Dam Road and Hodges Ferry roads. 9334391

Kodak School Event

Pre-register K-12 children by today for free school supplies Aug. 7 at Kodak United Methodist. Children must live in Kodak area.

E-mail to or call 933-5996.

Nazarene Yard Sale

Yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. inside First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road.

Backpack Giveaway

Backpack giveaway 3-5 p.m. Roberts UMC, 1810 Jayell Road. Some school items provided. All ages. 453-2292.

New Center Rockets

New Center Rockets Football family day, 4-9 p.m., fairgrounds. $5 for unlimited inflatables. KFW Wrestling 7 p.m.; admission $7. Includes burger or hot dog meal. 640-5344.

McMahan Baptist Church

McMahan Baptist Church singing 7 p.m.

sunday, aug. 1 Sunday Night Alive

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

Pilgrim’s Covenant

WSCC feted as great place to work Walters State Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Results are based on a survey of more than 42,000 employees at 277 colleges and universities. In all, only 97 of the 277 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For� recognition for specific best practices and policies. Walters State was one of only 39 colleges or universities that made the honor roll for being cited in the most categories. And it was also one of only nine community colleges to be selected as a “Great College to Work For.� Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with Walters State included among the medium-sized institution with an enrollment of 3,000-9,999 students. Enrollment at Walters State is 6,800 students. Walters State won honors in eight categories: n Collaborative Governance n  Professional/Career-


Walters State Community College has been designated one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Development Programs n Teaching Environment n Compensation and Benefits n Facilities, Workspaces, and Security n Confidence in Senior Leadership n Respect and Appreciation n Diversity

“The Great Colleges to Work For� designation represents the third time in which Walters State has received national recognition in the past year. Walters State was also named the eighth safest campus in the country by as well as the fourth most tech-

nologically advanced community college of its size by the Center for Digital Education and “Converge� magazine. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web site at

Pilgrim’s Covenant Church, 1308 Bluegrass Road, Sevierville, 10 a.m. worship; 7 p.m. youth group; 7 p.m. “Share Jesus Without Fear� series. 429-2046.

’Burg sets business luncheon series

Flea Market Fellowship

GATLINBURG — The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Gatlinburg Department of Tourism have partnered to create a special Dine & Discover series to acquaint the business community with the city’s new marketing partner, Peritus. The first luncheon in this series will take place Aug. 3 at the Convention Center. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., and the program will start at 11:30. When registering, persons are encouraged to schedule a special one-on-one workshop with Peritus representatives following the luncheon. Workshops can only be scheduled by phone at 436-4178.

Fellowship 8-9 a.m. inside Great Smokies Flea Market, W. Dumplin Valley Road. Speaker Judge Dwight Stokes.

monday, aug. 2 Gold Wing Riders

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

Prayer in Action

Concerned Women of America Prayer in Action, 6-7 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC. 436-0313.

Hot Meals

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

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These personal workshops will be approximately 15 minutes long and allow business owners to receive a more indepth look at the material and how their businesses can benefit from the new PR firm. This event is open to the public and costs $15. Make reservations by calling the Chamber at 436-4178. The quarterly partner learning series will consist of four luncheon workshops where members of the business community can learn

information about how to market their businesses. Peritus has designed this quarterly partner learning series to engage

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PF Commission advances sewer interceptor project PIGEON FORGE — A sewer interceptor project that would eliminate five lift stations and spur development took a major step when the City Commission approved engineering services. The Dry Fork Sewer Interceptor Project in the Kings Hills area would involve some 4,100 feet of sewer lines providing sewer service to areas with no or limited service now. It would eliminate the need for three privately owned lift stations and two city-owned lift stations, all of which require electricity to

run. The sewer interceptor would be gravity-powered, not electricity-powered, Public Works Director Mark Miller said. The City Commission voted to hire Cannon & Cannon engineers for $38,700 to map out and design the sewer project, which will cost around $800,000. City officials hope the engineering will take around three months, and construction could be under way in six months. The city considered four proposals from engineering companies, prompting City Commissioner Randal Robinson to note that the process saved the city around $20,000, based on the spread of

the proposals. “That’s a prime example of what I have been saying,� Robinson said. He has long urged the city to seek competitive bids or proposals for all professional services, even though state law does allow governments to hire professional services without seeking bids or proposals. Tony Glenn Rast hopes the new sewer interceptor will spark development of his property on Sequoia Road. He has 26 acres with a plan to develop 142 residential units, but he wants to tie those units to the sewer interceptor. The city agreed to approve his

Rangers investigating single-vehicle accident that left Knoxville man dead Submitted Report

than five minutes and found the victim unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No evidence of alcohol or drugs was evident. The investigation continues. Rural Metro Ambulance transported the victim to Blount Memorial Hospital. Blount County Fire and Rescue members also responded and were key in extricating the victim from the van.

SPD offering services during National Night Out on Tuesday Submitted Report The Sevierville Police Department, as part of the National Night Out program, will be offering services to several area communities from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday. Officers will be in the Gateway, Robert S. Howard and Eastgate communities providing the following services: n Gateway: child fingerprinting, child car safety seat checks, and general safety information n Robert S. Howard and Eastgate: child fingerprinting and general safety information. For additional information, contact

Sgt. Rebecca Cowan at 868-1866 or e-mail to Last year’s program involved over 36 million people in 14,625 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. NNO is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Heat blamed in 2 more Shelby deaths MEMPHIS (AP) — Health officials say exceedingly hot temperatures have contributed to the death of two more Shelby County residents, bringing this year’s total to eight. Dr. Karen Chancellor, the county’s medical examiner, said Tuesday

a 57-year-old man was found dead in his home Friday. A fan was on in the home, but there was no working air conditioner. On Sunday, a 56-yearold man who had been working in his yard was found dead, seated in a car parked in the carport of his home. Rain or shine

Both victims had chronic diseases and environmental heat exposure contributed to their deaths. Temperatures were in the mid- to high-90s on both days and heat indexes exceeded 100 degrees. Heat index combines air temperature and humidity to reflect how hot it feels.


a r r e sts 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 Bairon Avila Amador, 23, of 422 McMahan Ave. in Sevierville, was charged July 26 with financial responsibility law, driving without a license and reckless driving. He was being held in lieu of $1,300 bond. u Max Gates Chase, 25, of Knoxville, was charged July 26 with violation of probation. He was released on $1,000 bond. u Amanda Ashley Claxton, 24, of 539 Hemlock St. #5 in Gatlinburg, was charged July 26 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held. u German Orlando Cruz, 43, of 3029 Jess Wilson Road #7 in Pigeon Forge, was charged July 26 with driving without a license, financial responsibility law and traffic violations. He was released on $500 bond. u Rachel Ann Dean, 38, of 2470 Herb Ownby way in Sevierville, was charged July 26 with driving on a suspended license. She was released. u Stephen Joseph Heig, 39, of 3221 Black St. in Pigeon Forge, was charged July 26 with being a fugitive form justice. He was being held. u Willard Glenn Loveday, 29, of 4226 Boogertown in Sevierville, was charged July 27 with DUI, driving while revoked, habitual offender: motor vehicle and violation of implied consent law. He was being held.

u Sandra Lynne Massey, 45, of Newport, was charged July 26 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held. u Tina Marie Mollere, 33, of 617 Wallin Way in Kodak, was charged July 27 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court, failure to yield to lights and siren, driving on a suspended license and leaving the scene of an QUALITY EYEWEAR AT AMAZINGLY LOW PRICES!

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n Agreed to purchase ammo for the police department under the state contract amount n OK’d an agreement with S&ME for environmental services at the trolley station site n Accepted a $499,633 bid from PBM Graphics in RaleighDurham to print the city’s annual tourism travel planner n Voted 4-1 to pay bills, including one added to the list Monday night from Barnes Insurance. Robinson voted against the motion. He wants the city to seek competitive bids for insurance coverage.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers are still investigating a Tuesday single-vehicle motor vehicle wreck in which 47-year-old Paul J. Rodgers of Knoxville was killed. The accident occurred around 10:05 a.m. Tuesday. According to witness reports, Rodgers was

driving east on the Laurel Creek Road about 5.5 miles from the Townsend junction when his 2001 Chevrolet van drifted off the right edge of the road, struck a tree, and then slid about 15 feet down an embankment. He was alone in the vehicle. Rodgers was wearing his lap/shoulder restraints and the van’s airbag deployed. Rangers arrived in less

development as a customer of the new line, provided his project gets Planning Commission and state approval. In other business during the Monday meeting the City Commission: n Approved a $6,328 bid to refinish the gymnasium floor at the Community Center n Agreed to allow the Teaster Lane parking lot to be used for the September Shades of the Past car show n Approved agreements with SSR Inc. to revise and update the city’s hydraulic water model and revise the standards and specs for water and sewer service



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obituaries Otis Lester Nelson Otis Lester Nelson, 93 of Sevierville, died Friday, July 23, 2010. He was a veteran of the Air Force who served during WWII and the Korean War. Survivors: sonin-law, Roy Roger Webb; greatgrandchildren, Justin Nels Olson, Lacie Taylor Olson, Carl Roy Clay Olson; sister, Rosie. A private service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n

Liza Teaster Liza Teaster, 78, of Sevierville, died Sunday, July 25, 2010. Survivors: children, Carolyn Faye Wear, Eddie Teaster and wife Gail; grandchildren, Roger Asberry and wife Tina, Jennifer Bales and husband Shane; brother, Joe Trentham and wife Wanda; sister, Lillie Reagan and husband Cling. The family received friends Tuesday with a funeral service in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home officiated by the Revs. Christopher Teaster and Michael Teaster. Family and friends meet 10 a.m. Wednesday in Elkmont Cemetery for graveside service and interment. n

Elfriede McCormick Elfriede McCormick, 90 of Sevierville, died Sunday, July 25, 2010. Born in Bamberg, Germany, in 1920, Elfriede met her husband Raymond after World War II. They married in 1952 and moved to the United States. They were stationed at several military bases before settling in Miami, Fla. Her husband died in 1997. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law Linda McCormick, Elisabeth and Donald Rex Mansfield; one grandson; sister, Erna Howell. Memorial donations may be sent to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, 501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510. Family and friends meet 10 a.m. Wednesday in Middle Creek Cemetery for graveside service and interment. The Revs. Jerry Hyder and Craig Mintz, and Elizabeth Young (chaplain with Caris Hospice) will officiate. n

Suzanne Southworth-Stutz Suzanne Southworth-Stutz, 64 of Sevierville, died Thursday, July 22, 2010. Survivors: husband, Walter Stutz; children, Lisa Wright, Brian Wright, Jason Wright and wife Kristy, Joshua Wright, Zachary Stephens; 10 grandchildren; brother, Robert Armentrout; sister, Kim Stovall. Memorial service Noon Friday, July 30, 2010, at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Ogle officiating. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-noon Friday, July 30, at Bethany Baptist Church.

Bobby Gene Reagan Bobby Gene Reagan, age 50 of Cosby, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n


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There’s been no reason to suspect foul play, but there were apparently no witnesses to Reagan’s death. “Anytime you have an unattended death, you look at it with some speculation,” he said. “You don’t want foul play to be involved in a death and you didn’t look at it, so we will follow up if we deem that there’s (a reason),” he said. The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the incident, but that is standard procedure for any fatality at a work place. Officials there said it could take several weeks before their work is completed. Reagan was 50 years old and had worked at the landfill for more than 10 years. He was a lifelong resident of Sevier County. n

In Memoriam

Joan Elaine Cary Donovan

Joan Elaine Cary Donovan, age 68 of Sevierville, Tennessee, passed away Friday, July 23, 2010. Joan was born on December 2, 1941, in Laurel, Mississippi, to the late Marie Sumrall and Meryl Hall. She enjoyed a career in medical sciences, was integral in starting a business with her late husband, John R. Donovan, and received numerous awards from the American Business Women’s Association. She had a passion for care giving, particularly with the elderly. In addition to her husband she is preceded in death by her beloved companions Lulu and Cassie. She is survived by her daughters and sonsin-law, Sean High-Smith and husband Freeman Smith Jr., and Jill Cary Boushek and husband Michael Boushek; beloved grandson, Freeman Smith; stepchildren, Meghan Morrissey, Kyle Donovan, and Keith Donovan; many loving neighbors and members of Christ Covenant Church; and many of the staff and residents of Mountain Brook Village who became her extended family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Christ Covenant Anglican School, P.O. Box 4717, Sevierville, TN, 37864. The family will receive friends 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, with a memorial service beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Christ Covenant Church, 1435 Cherokee Drive, Sevierville, with Reverend John Houck, Jr. officiating. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home.

BP replaces Hayward, reports $17 billion loss NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The American picked to lead oil giant BP as it struggles to restore its finances and oil spillstained reputation pledged Tuesday that his company will remain committed to the Gulf region even after the busted well is sealed. Robert Dudley will become BP PLC’s first ever non-British chief executive, the company said as it reported a record quarterly $17 billion loss and set aside $32.2 billion to cover costs from the spill. Ending weeks of speculation, BP confirmed that gaffe-prone Tony Hayward will step down Oct. 1 as the London-based company seeks to reassure both the public and investors that it is learning lessons from the spill. “There’s no question we are going to learn things from this investigation of the incident,” Dudley told reporters by phone from London after the announcement was made. BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg

echoed that during a webcast presentation on the company’s earnings, telling investors that BP will change as a result of the April 20 oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and set off the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. “We are taking a hard look at ourselves, what we do and how we do it,” he said. “What we learn will have implications for our ways of working, our strategy and our governance.” Svanberg said the company’s priority was to stop the Gulf leak permanently and then to clean up miles of spoiled waters and beaches and compensate people whose livelihoods have been lost because of the accident. But he added that the company was determined to restore value to shareholders, after a 35 percent, or $60 billion, drop in market value to around $116 billion since the explosion. Under U.S. political pressure, the company also axed dividends to shareholders this year.


In Memoriam

Tommy Edward Agee Tommy Edward Agee, age 70 of Sevier County, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010. He attended Middle Creek United Methodist Church. A selfemployed builder, he enjoyed winter fishing, gardening, and tending to his orchard. He was preceded in death by his father Waymon Agee, mother Isaphene Agee Laney, and brother Teddy Agee. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ruth Agee; son and daughter-in-law, Mitch and Carol Agee; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Bill McNabb, Abby and David Black; grandchildren, Andrew Black, Joseph Craig, Elizabeth Black, Michael Craig, Austin Agee, Jake Agee, Aarin McNabb; sister-in-law, Shirley Agee; sisters and brothersin-law, Faye and Mel Hill, Sue and Jerry Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Middle Creek United Methodist Church, c/o Tom Ricker, 439 Ledo Drive, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday with a funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home and officiated by Rev. Steve Pross, Rev. Jerry Page, and Judge Jeff Rader. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday in Middle Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n

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From left, Mike McCarty, Davidson Hotel regional vice president; Jackelyn Schafter, Park Vista general manager; Cindy Ogle, Gatlinburg city manager; and Mike Werner, Gatlinburg vice mayor, celebrate the Park Vista of Doubletree’s grand reopening.


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“We’re always striving to be a good partner of the city,” she said. On June 8, 1976, the Park Vista opened as an independent hotel in the Smokies. This year in June it became a Doubletree Hotel, but still called Park Vista. The popular high-rise round landmark has newly renovated guestrooms, including 12 new suites for families. The children’s quarters in those suites have bunk beds, along with a large TV with Nintendo Wii. Twelve new king suites feature views overlooking the city and the mountains. There are 42-inch flat screen TVs and refrigerators in all of the rooms, which also have updated bath amenities. The guestrooms are only a part of the large renovation, said Sharon Rinehart, director of sales. “There’s not an inch of this hotel that they didn’t touch,” she said. “Everything is being redone, even the employee areas. We’re

extremely excited that our company has invested so much in this.” An indoor pool created as a “private water park attraction” features slides and plenty of decorative touches. The hotel’s 25,000 square feet of meeting space — along with public spaces like the lobby — have new carpet and furniture.

Other improvements include the new patio lounge with outdoor seating and the renovated restaurant. “What another great day for our city,” said Cindy Ogle, Gatlinburg city manager. “This is going to help get us through these tough economic times.” n


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Attorneys offer competing sides of Blagojevich By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer CHICAGO — Two portraits of Illinois’ disgraced former governor emerged Tuesday from his corruption trial: An insecure bumbler who talked too much and a greedy, smart political schemer determined to use his power to enrich himself. The contrasting images were offered by a prosecutor and a defense attorney as they finished closing arguments and prepared to hand the case over to the jury, which was scheduled to begin deliberating Rod Blagojevich’s fate Tuesday after hearing seven weeks of evidence. Defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. described his client as naive and a poor judge of character — but not a criminal. He dismissed prosecution claims that Blagojevich tried to sell or trade the nomination to Barack Obama’s former Senate seat. Adam told jurors they knew the truth after listening to hours of FBI wiretap tapes played by prosecutors. “You heard the tapes, and you heard Rod on the tapes,� he said. “You can infer what was in Rod’s mind on the tapes. You can infer from those tapes whether he’s trying to extort the president of the United States. We heard tape after tape of just talking.� But Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar took those same words and told the jury to listen to both what the governor said and what he didn’t say. Blagojevich, he insisted, knew how to ask for a bribe in a way that the person on the other end of the phone understood exactly. “He knows how to communicate, that is what he does for a living,� Schar said. “He’s good at it.� Dismissing the idea that others led him into the schemes, he asked, “Somehow he is the accidentally corrupt governor?� Adam — pacing, sweating and alternately shouting and whispering to the jury — acknowledged to jurors as he began that he did not call Blagojevich to testify, as he had promised when the trial started, because the government did not prove its case. “I thought he’d sit right up here,� Adam shouted, walking over to the witness stand and pointing at the empty chair. “I promised he’d testify. We were wrong. Blame me.� “I had no idea that in two-and-a-half months of trial that they’d prove nothing. ... They want you, you and you to convict him� with no evidence, he yelled, moving along the jury box and pointing to individual jurors. Instead, he portrayed Blagojevich as a victim of

overzealous prosecutors. Adam had wanted to name potential witnesses that prosecutors didn’t call to testify, even threatening Monday to risk jail by doing it after Judge James B. Zagel forbid it. Zagel rejected the idea of incarcerating him at the beginning of the proceedings, but still warned him not to name the witnesses, saying he would be held in contempt of court. Adam never crossed that line but did find a way to work in references to Obama, presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. The prosecution objected more than 20 times to Adam’s statements, all of which were sustained by the judge. Blagojevich, 53, has pleaded not guilty to 24 counts, including trying to sell or trade an appointment to Obama’s vacated Senate seat for a Cabinet post, private job or campaign cash. His brother, Nashville businessman Robert Blagojevich, 54, has also pleaded not guilty to taking part in that alleged scheme.

GM to sell Volt for $41K

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. said Tuesday its Chevrolet Volt electric car will cost $41,000 when it goes on sale in November. While the price is about $8,000 more than its closest rival, the Nissan Leaf, GM said it will offer a $350per-month lease deal that’s essentially equal to the Leaf’s. That will put the battery-powered Volt within reach of many people, GM said. Both cars also are eligible for a federal tax credit that will cut their prices by $7,500. The Volt’s price would fall to $33,500 while the Leaf’s would drop to $25,280 from $32,780. Some states, such as California, Georgia and Oregon, offer additional tax breaks that lower the price further. The Volt, a 4-door sedan, runs on battery power for up to 40 miles but has a small gasoline engine to generate electricity once the battery runs down. The gas engine can generate power to run the car another 300 miles.

EF1 tornado confirmed in Nashville

NASHVILLE (AP) — A tornado touchdown with winds up to 110 mph has been confirmed from Monday night storms in Nashville. Bobby Boyd of the National Weather Service said Tuesday that an EF1 tornado hit north of downtown Nashville with winds of 105 to 110 mph. The area is south of Goodlettsville, in the Belshire community along Brick Church Pike. No injuries were reported, but the storm damaged at least 12 roofs, knocked down trees and limbs, brought down power lines and tore shingles off roofs. The forecasts statewide call for a chance of thunderstorms into the weekend.

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A preproduction Chevrolet Volt is driven at the General Motors Hamtramck Assembly plant during a news conference in Hamtramck, Mich., in December.

U.S. can’t find $8B in Iraqi funds

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday. The report by the U.S. Special Investigator for Iraq Reconstruction offers a compelling look at continued laxness in how such funds are being spent in a country where people complain basic services like electricity and clean water are sharply lacking seven years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. The audit found that shoddy record keeping by the Defense Department left the Pentagon unable to fully account for $8.7 billion it withdrew between 2004 and Dutch boy, 14, to sail world 2007 from a special fund set up by the U.N. Security MIDDELBURG, Netherlands (AP) — A 14-year-old Council. Dutch sailor will be allowed to launch a risky attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, a court said Tuesday, clearing her for an adven- Koreas mark truce amid tensions ture that could begin within two weeks. ABOARD THE USS CURTIS WILBUR (AP) — On Laura Dekker said she was thrilled to hear of the the 57th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Middelburg’s family court’s decision to lift a guardian- Korean War, U.S. and South Korean ships intensified ship order imposed on Dekker last year after she said high-profile military exercises Tuesday that undershe wanted to set sail when she was still just 13. score rising tensions in a region yet to truly find Presiding Judge S. Kuypers said the decision and peace. responsibility for Laura now “lies with her parents.� The massive maneuvers, called “Invincible Spirit,� are being conducted by an armada of South Korean and U.S. ships — including the USS George Washington Barge collision closes Miss. River supercarrier — in international waters off the South COVINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Twenty-five vessels Korean coast. were backed up on the Mississippi River at midday, 13 hours after a chemical spill closed a stretch north of Memphis. A barge collision at about 9 p.m. Monday spilled the chemical acrylonitrile. Three tugboat workers were hospitalized as a precaution and the river was closed at 10:22 p.m. A Coast Guard spokeswoman said a lightering vessel that could offload the remaining acrylonitrile from the damaged barge was on the way and would arrive Tuesday evening. The accident happened near the line between Tipton and Lauderdale counties on the Tennessee side and about eight miles south of Osceola on the Arkansas side.

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“1,2,3,4 Parents,” a program for parents with children from birth to age 5, will be held Aug. 3, 12, 19 and 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sevier County Board of Education, Room 17, 300 Cedar St. Registration starts at 5 p.m. The cost is $25 for one parent and $40 for couples. Parents must attend all four sessions. All parents are welcome to attend, but space is limited. No childcare is available. To pre-register, call the Family Resource Center at 428-7999.



Luau party to end program

A luau party at King Family, Seymour & Kodak libraries will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is by invitation only for those children who return their final reading log up to July 23. Children and parents can wear Hawaiian attire for games, food, activities and more to end a summer of reading.



Medic schedules local blood drives

Medic Regional Blood Center, like most other community blood banks across the county, is experiencing a decline in donations. Upcoming Sevier County blood drives: n Today: Big Lots, 1-6 n Thursday: Gatlinburg First Baptist Church, 10-6, Fellowship Hall n Thursday: Sevier Farmers Co-op, 8-4



Legion cancels motorcycle ride

Riders 104 is a new group formed by American Legion Post 104 for veterans who enjoy motorcycles. If interested in finding out more, attend the Post 104 annual picnic on Aug. 3 at Douglas Dam Overlook picnic area. Legion members will be there starting at 1 p.m. with the meal served at 6. The ride planned from the Post to the picnic has been cancelled. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Post 104 chaplain Clifford Negrete at 405-0776 by July 30, if possible. For more information visit http://www., call 428-0704 or e-mail to

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Man faces two counts of murder

Knox County authorities have charged 34-yearold Benjamin Keith Fowler with two counts of felony murder in a home invasion that claimed three lives. It was reported 31-yearold Robert Sanders Doyal, 63-year-old Judy Adams and 20-year-old Ronald H. Carter III were killed in the break-in early Saturday. Doyal was the homeowner’s son and Adams was the father’s fiancee. Records show Carter was the other invasion suspect. He was fatally shot by 61-year-old Larry Doyal, who police say will not be charged. Court records indicate the motive appears to have been legally prescribed drugs inside the home.

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Ramsey criticized for Islam comment NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Ramsey is being criticized by a national Muslim rights group for positing that Islam may be more of a cult than a religion. At an event in Chattanooga earlier this month, Ramsey said: “You could even argue whether that being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it a nationality, way of life, cult or whatever you want to call it?” Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the

Washington-based Council on AmericanIslamic Relations, said Ramsey’s comments are a sign of “a disturbing trend in our nation in which it is suggested that American Muslims should have fewer or more restricted constitutional rights than citizens of other faiths.” Hooper urged Ramsey to meet with members of the Muslim community in Tennessee, “who can offer him balanced and accurate information about Islam.” Ramsey in response



issued a statement saying he’s concerned that “far too much of Islam has come to resemble a violent political philosophy more than peace-loving religion.” “It’s time for American Muslims who love this country to publicly renounce violent jihadism and to drum those who seek to do America harm out of their faith community,” he said. Ramsey faces U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam in the Aug. 5 pri-

mary. Ramsey’s original comments come amid heightened emotions over a planned 52,000square-foot mosque and Islamic community center in Murfreesboro that has led to protests and counter protests. The project drew national attention last month when Lou Ann Zelenik, a Republican candidate for Congress, said the facility was “designed to fracture the moral and political foundation of Middle Tennessee.”

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nation quote roundup “You heard the tapes and you heard Rod on the tapes. You can infer what was in Rod’s mind on the tapes. You can infer from those tapes whether he’s trying to extort the president of the United States. We heard tape after tape of just talking. ... If you put Joan and Melissa Rivers in a room you wouldn’t hear that much talk. That’s how he is.” — Defense attorney Sam Adam in his closing arguments in the former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

“If I had gotten this trove on the Taliban or al-Qaida, I would have called it priceless. I would love to know what al-Qaida or the Taliban was thinking about a specific subject in 2007, for instance, because I could say they got that right and they got that wrong.” — Former CIA Director Michael Hayden following the disclosure of thousands of once-secret U.S. military documents concerning Pakistan and Afghanistan

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In 1914, World War I began as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000 “almost immediately.” n

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Ten years ago:

Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sworn in for an unprecedented third term of office, infuriating demonstrators who set government buildings ablaze. n

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NASA said space shuttle Discovery had escaped any serious damage from the potentially deadly piece of foam that broke off from the fuel tank during liftoff and looked safe to fly home in a week. n

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“It is impossible to write ancient history because we lack source materials, and impossible to write modern history because we have far too many.” — Charles Peguy (pay-GEE’), French poet and writer (1873-1914).

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Craig has a new mission. The current star of the James Bond films has signed on for the Englishlanguage remake of “The Girl With the Craig Dragon Tattoo.” Distributor Sony Pictures confirmed that Craig is taking on the role of journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the thriller based on the first novel in the best-selling series from the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson.

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Marine values needed in United States

A half a century ago, I spent the longest 13 weeks of my life at an outof-the-way place called Parris Island, S.C., then and now the home of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. We were strangers who arrived there in the middle of the night and were immediately relieved of all our civilian clothing and possessions -- including our hair. Standing there confused, apprehensive and bald, I remember asking myself over and over: What the hell am I doing here? Then silently appeared in our midst a man in a starched uniform and polished boots brimming with self-confidence and a sense of command. This was the Marine drill instructor, the DI, who did not conceal his disgust with what he saw in us. I can still hear him that we were the sorriest collection of misfits and rejects he or anyone else had ever seen. What followed was 90 days of splendid misery. Civilian habits, speech and attitude were marched and drilled and driven out of us. The DI was relentlessly democratic. He treated everyone on our platoon, 189, with equal contempt while double-timing us 12 hours a day from mess duty to the rifle range and back. He used his personal term of endearment to remind us, “Maggot, remember, you volunteered to be here.” Somehow after more than three months of no Cokes, no beer, no TV and not even a day off, the DI, by then our Ultimate Authority Figure, reluctantly conceded that just possibly, maybe someday, we might actually be Marines. The combination of joy, relief and pride was unmatched. I was not a great Marine. I never saw combat. I got a lot more from the Marines than the Marines got from me. But I believe fervently that this nation today needs the values of the Marine Corps as much as the nation needs the Marine Corps. Of course, honor, courage and commitment are always in short supply. But the Marines teach personal responsibility and accountability by example, that any chain is only as strong as the weakest individual link. As a unit, we are stronger working together than the individual members can separately be. Marines take care of their own — and they take care of their fellow Marines before themselves. The well-being of the country and of the Corps is more important than our individual well-being. This may best be stated in the hard-and-fast Marine rule: “Officers eat last.” The Marine officer does not eat until after his subordinates for whom he is responsible — the corporals and privates -- have been fed. Marines live by the rule that loyalty goes both up and down the chain of command. Would not our country be a more just and human place if the brass of Wall Street and Washington and executive suites believed that “officers eat last”? The Marine ethic emphasizes responsibility to duty and responsibility to others before self. This is the very opposite of the unbridled individualism that elevates profit and personal comfort to high virtues. The selfish and self-centered CEO or senator who disregards and discards his loyal “troops” would be shunned in the Corps. Civilian Americans must understand that the greatest civil rights victories have been won by the Marines and the U.S. military, the most successfully integrated sector of our national life. Why? No racial reference and no racial discrimination. The first time I ever slept in the same quarters with AfricanAmericans or Latinos — or took orders from them — was as a private in the Marines Corps. Yes, America really does need more Marine values and influence. — Mark Shields is a veteran political campaign manager and frequent television talk show commentator. Column distributed by Creators Syndicate. (C)2009 Mark Shields.


Not such green grass

Lane Kiffin’s dream job turning into a nightmare Is there a man more vilified, more hated, in all of Tennessee than Lane Kiffin? Hard to believe that a year ago he was considered refreshing for his candor, his ready-fire-aim lack of self-control, his brashness and his willingness to dig at the football team’s biggest rivals. Tennessee nearly defeated Alabama, continued its mastery of Kentucky and reached a bowl game. His recruiting prowess was legend, and he was backing it up with some quality young athletes. He has an ego the size of the Smokies. Some say he can strut sitting down. Then he left. He didn’t just leave, he slipped away in the night, with little notice and fanfare, to head west to the University of Southern California. After one year at Tennessee. Suddenly those qualities many admired in him were not serving him well. Fans felt betrayed.

Since his departure things have really taken a turn for the boy wonder. USC got slapped with a stiff penalty for NCAA violations. The man who hired Kiffin was let go, replaced by Pat Haden, a USC alum and board of trustees member who has a reputation for honesty and integrity. Now Kiffin faces a lawsuit by the Tennessee Titans in which the USC coach and his institution are accused of tampering to hire away a Titans assistant. It’s hard to imagine this lawsuit doing much more than embarrassing the coach and his university, but it is another setback in Kiffin’s effort to settle into what he called his dream job. His detractors back in Tennessee are enjoying his troubles. It’s funny how sports fans can so quickly go from hero worshippers to enemies. Had Lane Kiffin stayed at Tennessee, those people who

scorn him and laugh now at his problems would be his defenders and biggest fans. It can all change in a hurry. Phillip Fulmer won the 1998 national championship. A decade later he was forced out. What have you done for me lately? There was no one more loyal and dedicated to all things University of Tennessee than Fulmer, but when you don’t win titles, you fall from grace. Kiffin was bringing the Vols back, but he dared to leave after one go-round, so good riddance. In his quiet moments, as he contemplates players leaving Southern Cal, two years of probation, no conference championships and a new boss less tolerant of his peculiar ways, Lane Kiffin probably might figure he had it pretty good back in Knoxville after all. Sometimes, he must learn, you have to beware of greener grass.

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Public forum Free cigarette sample giveaways now illegal under new federal law

Editor: As summer heats up with outdoor concerts, festivals and open-air events, questions regularly arise about laws regarding free tobacco samples at venues frequented by young people. My office has long been involved in enforcing laws designed to help stop young people from smoking tobacco. For many years, it was too easy for young people to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products. Within the past decade, the federal government and states, including Tennessee, have been cracking down with new laws that punish businesses that were either lax or irresponsible about tobacco sales to youth. With so many new laws, event organizers understandably might be confused about what is legal with regard to cigarette giveaways. My office was recently contacted by a local health department seeking guidance with regard to free tobacco product samples at an outdoor concert festival that attracted a lot of young people. At the time, manufacturers were legally able to offer free samples of tobacco products provided they took precautions to prevent youth access to such products. Since that inquiry, the Family Smoking and Prevention and Tobacco Control Act has taken effect. As of June 22, the federal law no longer allows any free cigarette sample giveaways, and there will be no confusion for festival operators or concert goers about cigarette samples. Under the new law, Tennessee

will join Alabama, Mississippi, Maine and Massachusetts as the first states authorized to enforce the new FDA tobacco regulations. The Family Smoking and Prevention and Tobacco Control Act and other measures are a logical extension of the work done in conjunction with the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, which went into effect 12 years ago. Negotiated between the state attorneys general and major tobacco companies, the agreement has produced almost $1.8 billion in payments to Tennessee from cigarette manufacturers since 2000. With a tight state budget in tough economic times, it remains a priority for my Office to ensure Tennessee collects all the money to which it is entitled under the agreement. In fact, the attorney general’s office has the Tobacco Enforcement Division, an experienced team dedicated to ensuring tobacco laws are diligently enforced and the state is complying with the agreement. Recently, the National Association of Attorneys General recognized one of our attorneys, senior counsel Leslie Bridges, with a national award for her work in this area. I am proud of the work my office does to stop cigarette marketers who target young people or otherwise violate tobacco laws. We all need to do everything we can to discourage our kids from picking up this expensive and dangerous habit. Bob Cooper Tennessee Attorney General Nashville

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Former Seymour catcher will be a Vol Walters State stop over pays dividends for former All-State catcher By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor SEYMOUR — For former Seymour Eagles catcher Wes Walker, a dream is coming true. A life-long fan of the Orange and White, Walker, who just finished a twoyear stint with the Walters State Senators, got a call last week that was music to his ears. Bradley LeCroy, a UT baseball assistant in charge of recruiting, was on the phone, offering Walker what he’d always wanted from Tennessee — a chance. Accepting a spot as a walk-on with a chance for scholarship money in the spring, it only took Walker a little time and talking with his parents to agree to suit up for the Vols. “I’ve wanted to play there for a long time,” Walker

said Tuesday afternoon from Gastonia, N.C., where he’s playing summer ball with the Forrest City Owls, a Coastal Plains League team. “I’ve always been (a fan of Tennessee).” In high school Walker was an All-State catcher for Seymour, but for whatever reason, he didn’t get much interest from the Vols’ recruiting staff. “They’d come and watched me several times, but they never really showed much interest,” Walker said. The Vols may have though he wasn’t physically ready for the SEC or that he could grow with some experience in junior college. In the end, that was exactly the direction Walker went, joining former Seymour teammate Kyle Koeneman at Walters State in Morristown.

As a freshman Walker shared time behind the plate with an older teammate, but as a sophomore he won the starting job outright. With more playing time, Walker flourished both defensively and at the plate, where he hit .354 in 130 at-bats for the season, including 11 doubles, three triples and a pair of home runs to go with his 30 RBIs and .396 on-base percentage. “Junior college was a bigger step than I thought it (would be),” Walker said. “It was a big step from high school. I saw a lot of good pitching, which i think is going to help me over at UT. The fast balls are probably 10 miles per hour faster than what I saw in high school, and it’s not just offense. (From behind the plate) runners are faster, and pitchers

throw harder.” In fact, Walker said the biggest adjustment to moving up in baseball was behind the plate. “Handling the pitchers was the biggest adjustment, and hitting was a big step, too,” Walker said. “(But) I’m mainly concentrating on defense.” Walker isn’t the first Walters State player to make the move up the road to UT. Former Senator Cody Hawn excelled with the Vols the past two seasons, earning some All-American honors and coming just shy of Tennessee’s all-time career home run record. Hawn’s success makes Walker confident he can play at the SEC level. “I think I’ll do really well, I’m pretty good buddies with Cody Hawn, and See WALKER, Page A9 Wes Walker PREP FOOTBALL

Despite storm, Highlanders in full swing for 2010 season By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer

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G-P running back Terry Phillips does some drills indoors Monday.

GATLINBURG — For at least the fourth consecutive year, the GatlinburgPittman Highlanders first full-pads practice of the season was rained in. At least they weren’t rained out. Despite a torrential downpour Monday evening with bolts of lightning looking like threats thrown by Zeus himself, the Blue and Gold made the best of the situation in what was supposed to be their first practice with pads of the season. “That’s four or five years in a row we’ve been forced inside on the first day of pads, and that’s unreal,” said 39thyear G-P coach Benny Hammonds. “But with the lightning and the strong rain, we had no choice but to go inside again. “But we made the best of the situation, and we had a decent practice for it to be inside. We were

just limited on contact.” And the Highlanders were itching for some of that contact, especially for the offensive and defensive linemen, who appear to be the most unproven part of the Highlanders heading into the 2010 season after losing the likes of Chris Ledford, Spencer Williams, Jared Thomas and Elijah Casey to graduation. Anchoring the Blueand-Gold line will be 2010 Murphy Fair prep preseason Class 3A All-State selection Bill Huskey, a rising senior, but overall game experience remains a concern for G-P. Rising seniors Bill Bales and Mahavir Patel along with rising juniors Hunter Meier and Ty Herrell are expected to step up for the Blueand-Gold big boys this year. “Being indoors is not made for roughneck linemen who like contact and knocking each other around,” said See RAINED IN, Page A9

Benny Hammonds

“That’s four or five years in a row we’ve been forced inside on the first day of pads, and that’s unreal. But we made the best of the situation.” — 39th-year G-P coach Benney Hammonds


Smokies complete series with 10-5 win over Braves PEARL, Miss. – The first place Tennessee Smokies continued their winning ways against the Mississippi Braves, winning 10-5 on Monday night at Trustmark Park. The victory is Tennessee’s fourth in the five-game series, the second time the Smokies have taken four of five from the Braves in Pearl. Tennessee’s win along with Carolina and Huntsville’s losses has put the Smokies second half North Division lead at two games, as the Smokies improve to 18-13 in the second half. The Smokies overall record is now 60-40, the best record Tennessee has had in 2010, a full 20 games over the five hundred mark.

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The Smokies built their large lead in the first three innings. Robinson Chirinos’ sacrifice fly in the top of the first staked Tennessee to an early 1-0 lead before the Braves would tie the game in the bottom of the first. The Smokies broke the tie with three-run rallies in the second and third innings.

The second inning twoout rally was built by an RBI double for Tony Campana, then RBI singles for Brett Jackson and Blake Lalli gave the Smokies a 4-1 lead. Tony Thomas hit a three-run homer in the top of the fourth to give the Smokies a six-run advantage, as his second homer

North Division W L Pct. GB x-Tennessee 17 13 .567 — Carolina 16 15 .516 1 1/2 Huntsville 16 15 .516 1 1/2 Chattanooga 14 16 .467 3 West Tenn 14 17 .452 3 1/2 South Division W L Pct. GB Mobile 17 13 .567 — x-Jaxx 17 14 .548 1/2 Montgomery 17 14 .548 1/2 Mississippi 15 15 .500 2 Birmingham 10 21 .323 7 1/2

in as many days put the Smokies ahead 7-1. Smokies starter Rafael Dolis lasted three innings on the mound, giving up one run on three hits as he walked three batters while striking out three. Mississippi’s starter Tim Gustafson also pitched

three innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits with four walks. Gustafson is now 3-2 in 2010. Oswaldo Martinez picked up the win for Tennessee, pitching three innings in relief where he gave up two unearned runs on four hits. Martinez’s win improves his season totals to 2-1 with the Smokies in eight relief appearances. Mississippi scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning, thanks to RBI triples for Willie Cabrera and Mauro Gomez to put the score at 7-3. The Braves also scored one run in the eighth inning against Smokies reliever Ryan Buchter to cut Tennessee’s lead to 7-4. Tennessee got two

insurance runs in the top of the ninth to extend the lead to 10-4. Luke Sommer pitched in the ninth for Tennessee, giving up a run but got the final out to preserve the 10-5 victory. Tennessee will have Tuesday off before beginning a five-game home series against the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, the Class AA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. The opener at Smokies Park will begin at 7:15 p.m., as Chris Carpenter will start for Tennessee. Carpenter is 7-4 with a 3.07 earned run average in 18 starts in 2010. Blake Beavan will pitch for West Tenn, and he is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in 2010.

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Did you see Indy as half full or half empty? During the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday the empty seats around the facility were unmistakable. Scores of unfilled bleachers rimmed the historic track as it hosted what many consider to be the second biggest race on the NASCAR schedule. NASCAR’s own estimate of the crowd at Sunday’s race was 140,000. The 2009 estimate was 180,000 while in 2008 there were 240,000 in attendance. 280,000 saw the 2007 version of the race. The 140,000 fans make up the 3rd largest crowd of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The Daytona

500 had 175,000 people and the race in Las Vegas drew 150,000. So, was it a good crowd in Indy or not? One way to look at it is that losing half an audience in three years is essentially a disaster of monumental proportions. Many would contend that there can’t be any way to spin such a drop off in a positive way. Those folks would argue that no matter how bad the economy, that many people could not have been affected. More than the economy, people seem to be just losing interest in the sport according the so called naysayers. Along with poor atten-

dance, those who insist the sport’s popularity is waning would point to lowered television ratings as evidence that fewer and fewer people care about ‘watching cars ride around in circles’. However, there is another view of Sunday’s attendance in Indianapolis. It can be argued by those with a more positive outlook on NASCAR that few if any other events around

the country are bringing in 140,000 fans. Drop off from three years ago or not, that is an impressive number in these hard times according the more upbeat. Should the view of NASCAR in 2010 be optimistic or pessimistic? Is the sport really in the midst of a popularity freefall or is this just an unfortunate blip created by a poor economy? My view is that NASCAR has taken a fall that is going to be extremely difficult to recover from. While the argument that the crowd was quite good considering the economic situation is plausible, the

fact that television ratings have taken a dip in almost every year since 2004 indicates a serious issue. In hard economic times people tend to fall back on things that bring them joy and comfort, if only for a short time, so as to avoid the pressures of day to day life. Baseball attendance actually fared reasonably well during the Great Depression, which was a far worse economic disaster than the modern fall. For that matter, the dirt races I have been to this year have boasted record crowds on more than a few occasions. If people still loved this sport they would be watching even when

they can’t afford to make the trip to a track. NASCAR has some serious problems which the recent report by AP reporter Jenna Fryer shows they are clueless about. According to that report, NASCAR has chosen to fine drivers who are critical of the sport to keep them quiet instead of working to resolve the issues at hand. History is littered with dynasties that fell when they became reactionary toward those who offered any sort of realistic criticism. To contact me please visit my website at


“I’ve done really good catching, but my hitting as struggled a little bit. It’s a big change going from aluminum to wood bats.� Signs that he’s getting the hang of it are becoming apparent, however. Sunday night was his best game at the plate, as he went 3-for-5 with a home run, his first in the league. “It felt amazing,� Walker said. “I really wasn’t expecting it. I thought it was going to be a double, I stopped at second base. I wasn’t even thinking home run. The way they have their scoreboard is weird, you have to hit it over a certain spot for a home run. “I stopped at second and the umpire started doing his hand motion for home run, and I was like — wow. It was a real exciting moment.� Hopefully a lot more of those moments are in store for Wes Walker. And even better, they’ll be in Orange and White.

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he said it’s a big step going from JUCO to there, but he said I’d love it,� Walker said. “ I’ve just got to work my butt off there. At an SEC school you’ve really got to fight for your spot.� This summer Walker’s having tons of fun and gaining some great experience in the Coastal Plains League, one of the premier wooden bat summer leagues for college baseball players. “It’s awesome,� Walker said. “It’s the first time I’ve ever played a real summer league with a wood bat. Its really competitive, there are a lot of good arms and good hitters. Its basically all Division 1 players. I’ve loved it so far.� And Walker’s team has had success as well. “ We clinched the first half, so we automatically got a spot in the playoffs,� he said. As for his individual performance, Walker said he could be doing better.

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Hammonds. “Our line needs all the work it can get. There’s no doubt we’re behind there with experience, but coach Evans does an excellent job and they’re working hard at it. I feel like our line will end up being very competitive this year.� Rising 235-pound senior tight end Turner Merritt should also help solidify the offensive line after changing positions for the betterment of the team recently. “Because we have three senior tight ends, Turner has moved down into the line some,� said Hammonds. “He’s a big boy, and that’s helping us some and giving us some depth at offensive line. “He decided that’s what he wanted to do, switch positions, because he figures to Cobey Hitchcock/The Mountain Press

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Raiders hard-hitting Jack Tatum dies at 61 By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jack Tatum, the Pro Bowl safety for the Oakland Raiders best known for his crushing hit that paralyzed Darryl Stingley in an NFL preseason game in 1978, has died. He was 61. Nicknamed â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Assassin,â&#x20AC;? Tatum, died of a heart attack Tuesday in an Oakland hospital, according to friend and former Ohio State teammate John Hicks. Hicks said Tatum had diabetes the past several years, and had lost his left leg because of circulation problems. On Aug. 12, 1978, in a preseason game against the New England Patriots, the hard-hitting Tatum slammed into Stingley with his helmet while the receiver was running a pass pattern. The blow severed Stingleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth and fifth vertebrae and left the receiver paralyzed from the neck down. The two never met after the hit. Stingley died in 2007. Tatum was not penalized on the play and the NFL took no disciplinary action, but it did tighten its rules on violent hits. Despite Tatumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure to show remorse, Hicks said Tatum was haunted by the play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was tough on him, too,â&#x20AC;? Hicks said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the same person after that. For years he was almost a recluse.â&#x20AC;? Tatum had said he tried to visit Stingley at an Oakland


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heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given the opportunity to take some snaps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because of his experience, Tye is ahead,â&#x20AC;? said Hammonds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we still feel like we have an excellent backup. Ryan Myers is always ready to step in, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good playmaker and athlete too.â&#x20AC;? As long as Marshall stays healthy the job is his, but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that Myers will be spending a lot of time riding the pine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a firm believer that if a boy is there at practice and is working day in and day out and has made the commitment to the program, he needs to get as much playing time as possible,â&#x20AC;? said Hammonds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ryan just happens to play a position where only one boy can play, quarterback. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a junior, and he feels like heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready to play. So heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working in the defensive secondary and even some at receiver, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our longsnapper on the punt team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But you never know when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re number is going to be called. Hopefully everyone can stay healthy, but sometimes one play takes you from the second team where nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever heard of you much to a first team starter.â&#x20AC;? Rising senior running back Dillon Reagan will again be the featured back in the G-P ground attack, but the stable is full at

hospital shortly after the collision but was turned away by Stingleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not so much that Darryl doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the people around him,â&#x20AC;? Tatum told the Oakland Tribune in 2004. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to get through that. Every time we plan something, it gets messed up. Getting to him or him getting back to me, it never happens.â&#x20AC;? Part of the alienation came after Tatum wrote the 1980 book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;They Call Me Assassin,â&#x20AC;? in which he was unapologetic for his headhunting ways. In a statement, the Raiders said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack was a true Raider champion and a true Raider warrior. ... Jack was the standard bearer and an inspiration for the position of safety throughout college and professional football.â&#x20AC;? After starring for Ohio State under coach Woody Hayes, Tatum was drafted in the first round by the Raiders in 1971. In nine seasons with the Raiders, Tatum started 106 of 120 games with 30 interceptions and helped Oakland win the 1976 Super Bowl. He played his final season with the Houston Oilers in 1980. Tatum also wrote books titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;They Still Call Me Assassin: Here We Go Againâ&#x20AC;? in 1989 and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Final Confessions of an NFL Assassinâ&#x20AC;? in 1996. In the latter he wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was paid to hit, the harder the better. And I hit, and I knocked people down and

knocked people out. ... I understand why Darryl is considered the victim. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never understand why some people look at me as the villain.â&#x20AC;? Tatum was a central figure in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Immaculate Receptionâ&#x20AC;? in the Raidersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1972 playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. With 22 seconds left, Tatum jarred loose a pass to Frenchy Fuqua from Terry Bradshaw, and the ball bounced off Fuquaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foot and ricocheted into the arms of Steelers running back Franco Harris. Harris never broke stride and ran 42 yards for the winning touchdown. Despite their lingering resentment, Stingley was gracious in 2003 when he learned that Tatum had diabetes and several toes amputated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, as a human being, feel happy about something like that happening to another human being,â&#x20AC;? Stingley told The Boston Globe. Tatum began a charitable group to help kids with diabetes and helped raise more than $1.4 million to fight the disease in the Columbus area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a good athlete and a good person,â&#x20AC;? Hicks said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He gave a lot back to the community, but he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want a lot said about it.â&#x20AC;? Tatum grew up in Passaic, N.J. and had little interest in organized sports until high school. He grew to love

football and was offered a scholarship to Ohio State. Recruited as a running back, Tatum would sneak over to the defensive side to play linebacker. In time, the Ohio State coaches â&#x20AC;&#x201D; particularly secondary coach Lou Holtz â&#x20AC;&#x201D; recognized that Tatum was a natural on defense. Tatum was a part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;super sophsâ&#x20AC;? class that led Ohio State to an unbeaten season and the national championship in 1968. He stole the headlines in the Buckeyesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; showdown with No. 1 Purdue early in the season, shadowing All-American running back Leroy Keyes in Ohio Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13-0 upset of the Boilermakers. In his three years as a starter, Tatumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teams went 27-2 and won two Big Ten titles. Each week after an Ohio State game, the coaching staff awards the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack Tatum hit of the weekâ&#x20AC;? award for the hardest tackle or block by a Buckeye. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have lost one of our greatest Buckeyes,â&#x20AC;? current Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said in a statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you think of Ohio State defense, the first name that comes to mind is Jack Tatum. His loss touches every era of Ohio State players and fans.â&#x20AC;? Raiders safety Michael Huff sent a message on Twitter after learning of Tatumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death: â&#x20AC;&#x153;R.I.P. Jack Tatum the assassin. One of the best safetys to ever play this game, his legacy will live forever.â&#x20AC;?

SPORTS BRIEFS UT, NFL lineman Galbreath dead at 45 KNOXVILLE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NFL veteran offensive lineman Harry Galbreath has died. He was 45. His death was announced by the Tennessee athletic department and confirmed by CSX Transportation in Mobile, Ala., where he was working at the time of his death. Galbreath was selected by Miami in the eighth round of the 1988 NFL draft after playing for Tennessee from 1984-87. He was named to the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rookie team that season. He and spent five seasons with the Dolphins, three with the Green Bay Packers and two with the New York Jets before retiring at the end of the 1997 season. The Clarksville, Tenn., native started for the Vols for three seasons and was named to the 1987 AllSoutheastern Conference team.

AP Source: Bengals reach deal with TO CINCINNATI (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to a contract with receiver Terrell Owens, who is expected to report to training camp in a couple of days, a person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press. Owens wanted to play for the Bengals, who offered a deal on Monday looking to add another deep threat to their offense. He accepted the offer on Tuesday, said the person who confirmed the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had made no announcement. The Bengals report for training camp Wednesday in Georgetown, Ky. Owens is expected to arrive for the first day of workouts Thursday. Receiver Chad Ochocinco is one of Owensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; close friends, and welcomed him on his Twitter feed. Ochocinco lobbied for the team to sign Owens and has dubbed the two of them Batman and Robin. INSULATED RODENT PROOF *STORAGE BUILDINGS*

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catching everything thrown in his area all preseason despite a sore wrist. G-P will continue to spread the ball around, however, and rising seniors Jeremy Hibbard, Ryan Taylor and junior Ty Smith should catch plenty of balls throughout the year. Also, rising sophomore Clay England, who is just getting back to full strength from a stomach injury, looks like he has the ability to play a role for the varsity team this year. The Highlanders will continue to work this week in preparation for a home scrimmage

6 p.m. Thursday night against the Grainger Grizzlies. G-P also has another home scrimmage scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, against former Watauga Conference rival Cumberland Gap. The Blue and Gold will also hit the road for another 6 p.m. scrimmage Thursday, Aug. 12, at Cherokee, N.C.







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GOLF GL ANCE LPGA TOUR/LADIESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; GOLF UNION Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s British Open Site: Southport, England. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Royal Birkdale Golf Club (6,465 yards, par 72). Purse: $2.5 million. Winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share: $398,254. Television: ESPN (ThursdayFriday, 9 a.m.-noon; SaturdaySunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.) and ABC (Sunday, 2-3 p.m.). Last year: Scotlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catriona Matthew won her first major title, beating Karrie Webb by three strokes 10 weeks after giving birth to her second child. Matthew was 3 under at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. Last week: South Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jiyai Shin won the Evian Masters in France to reclaim the top spot in the world ranking, finishing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Morgan Pressel, Na Yeon Choi and 15-year-old Alexis Thompson. Notes: The tournament became an official LPGA Tour event in 1994 and was elevated to major status in 2001, replacing the du Maurier in Canada. ... Shin won the 2008 tournament at Sunningdale for the first of her seven LPGA Tour titles. ... Sherri Steinhauer won the 1998, 1999 and 2006 titles. ... Webb won in 1995, 1997 and 2002. ... The 2011 tournament will be played at Carnoustie, and the 2012 event is set for Royal Liverpool, also known as Hoylake. ... The tour is off the next two weeks. Play will resume Aug 20-22 with the Safeway Classic in North Plains, Ore. On the Net: LPGA Tour site: http://www.lpga. com Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Golf Union site: http:// Ladies European Tour site: http:// â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION U.S. Senior Open Site: Sammanish, Wash. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Sahalee Country Club (6,866 yards, par 70). Purse: TBA ($2.6 million in 2009). Winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share: TBA ($470,000 in 2009). Television: ESPN2 (ThursdayFriday, 5-9 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m.). Last year: Fred Funk won by six strokes, closing with a 7-under 65 at Crooked Stick for a tournament-record 20-under total. Funk broke the event mark of 17 under set by Hale Irwin in 2000 at Saucon Valley. Last week: Bernhard Langer won the Senior British Open for his first senior major title, holding off Corey Pavin by a stroke at Carnoustie. Langer has three victories this year and 11 in four seasons on the 50-and-over tour. Notes: Fred Couples, a threetime winner in his first season on the Champions Tour, is the tournament honorary chairman. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from Seattle. Last week in Toronto, he missed the cut in the PGA Tourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canadian Open. ... If tied after 72 holes, a three-hole playoff will immediately follow the fourth round. If still tied after three holes, the players will go to sudden death. ... Vijay Singh won the 1998 PGA Championship at Sahalee, also the site of Craig Parryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2002 NEC World Golf Championship victory. ... The tour will return to the Seattle area Aug. 27-29 for the Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. ... The 2011 event will be played at Inverness in Toledo, Ohio. ... The 3M Championship is next at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn. Online: Champions Tour site: http://www. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA TOUR Greenbrier Classic Site: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: The Greenbrier, Old White Course (7,041 yards, par 70). Purse: $6 million. Winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share: $1.09 million. Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, midnight-3 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, midnight-3 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.). Last year: Inaugural event. Last week: Carl Pettersson rallied to win the Canadian Open for his fourth PGA Tour victory, following his tournament-record 60 with a 67 for a one-stroke victory over Dean Wilson. Pettersson was six strokes behind with 11 to play at St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Notes: Designed by Charles Blair MacDonald in 1914, the Old White was recently restored by Lester George. PGA Tour victory leader Sam Snead was The Greenbrierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s professional for 29 years and served as professional emeritus from 1993 until his death in 2002. ... Pettersson and Richard S. Johnson, the Scandinavian Masters winner last week, are in the field. ... The World Golf Championshipsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bridgestone Invitational is next week at Firestone in Akron, Ohio. The Turning Stone Resort Championship also is next week in Verona, N.Y. The PGA Championship is Aug. 12-15 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. 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stroke victory over Argentinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rafa Echenique. Notes: U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy, both from Northern Ireland, top the field along with Irish star Padraig Harrington and Lowry. Harrington won the 2007 tournament at Adare Manor. ... Following two weeks in the United States for the World Golf Championshipsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship, the tour will return to Europe Aug. 19-22 for the Czech Open. Online: http://www.europeantour.

com â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NATIONWIDE TOUR Cox Classic Site: Omaha, Neb. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Champions Run (7,165 yards, par 71). Purse: $725,000. Winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share: $130,500. Television: None. Last year: Rich Barcelo won his first Nationwide Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 for a one-stroke victory over Tom Gillis. Last week: D.J. Brigman won the Nationwide Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital

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the PGA Tour â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and is second on the money list with $323,267. ... Lovemark tops the money list with $338,701. The final top 25 will earn 2011 PGA Tour cards. ... The Wichita Open is next week, followed by the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Mo. Online: â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; OTHER TOURNAMENTS Men NGA HOOTERS TOUR: Michelob Ultra Classic, Thursday-Sunday, The Auburn University Golf Club, Auburn,

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Rocketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Yao says he may quit if foot doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fully heal BEIJING (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is considering quitting basketball after next season if he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fully recover from his lingering foot injury. In comments to Chinese state media Monday, Yao sounded far from optimistic about his future and also made a rare criticism of Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national basketball program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the foot injury does not heal next season, I might choose to call it quits,â&#x20AC;? he said. Yao turns 30 in September and missed last season following foot surgery. He is set to return to the Rockets after deciding not to opt out of the final year of his contract. Though he has said his recovery was going well,

the Rockets have signed 7-foot veteran Brad Miller to share the work at center. Yao, who was in China for charity events and remains wildly popular in his country, all but ruled out playing in the 2012 London Olympics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The chance is very small,â&#x20AC;? the 7-6 center was quoted as saying by the official Xinhua News Agency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The foot injury will not allow me to play so many games anymore. Like I said before, I will quit the national team and the sport one day. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what happens to every athlete.â&#x20AC;? Without Yao, the national team has played lackluster ball, including an embarrassing home loss to Iran in the final of


Former Bama lineman Cody flunks Ravensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; conditioning test By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer WESTMINSTER, Md. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Baltimore Ravens secondround draft pick Terrence Cody failed his conditioning test Tuesday and was not permitted to participate in the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first training camp practice. The 360-pound defensive tackle out of Alabama signed a three-year contract Monday and arrived at McDaniel College eager to launch his NFL career. But after flunking his physical, he was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list (PUP). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part of our process is everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to pass the conditioning test to be sure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to compete,â&#x20AC;? coach John Harbaugh said after Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be hot out here, our practices are fast. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be sure guys are physically ready to practice at the pace weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re practicing at. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, when he passes the conditioning test, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll practice.â&#x20AC;? Years ago, Cody weighed over 400 pounds. After falling to the second round

on draft day, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt it was my weight and stuff that dropped me to this late.â&#x20AC;? And now, his NFL career will get off to a late start. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not surprised. Every year certain guys struggle with that,â&#x20AC;? Harbaugh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys learn thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a certain level of expectation in terms of conditioning that goes with being an NFL player, especially for this team. So heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to have to get himself in the type of shape he needs to be in.â&#x20AC;? Cody was drafted 57th overall by the Ravens. Baltimoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other secondround pick, linebacker Sergio Kindle of Texas, fractured his skull while falling down a flight of stairs last week and will probably miss the entire camp. Ten players are currently on Baltimoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PUP list: Cody; safety Ed Reed; cornerbacks Fabian Washington, Lardarius Webb, Prince Miller and Walt Harris; linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo; offensive tackle Oniel Cousins; running back Matt Lawrence; and wide receiver Rodelin Anthony.

the Asian Championship last year. Yao attributed the poor showings to Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus on the 2008 Beijing Olympics and neglect of development teams and the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s professional league. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are paying for what we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do leading up to 2008. We skipped the development of a reserve team and the CBA league and focused only on the national team and the Olympics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like you are killing the goose that lays the golden egg,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 30. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an athlete, I am not the future of China basketball anymore.â&#x20AC;?


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SCOREBOARD t v s p o rt s Today

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — St. Louis at N.Y. Mets SOCCER 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, All-Star Game, Manchester United vs. MLS All-Stars, at Houston

p r o ha r d b all National League East Division

Atlanta Philadelphia Florida New York Washington

W L Pct GB 57 41 .582 — 53 46 .535 4 1/2 50 49 .505 7 1/2 50 49 .505 7 1/2 42 57 .424 15 1/2

St. Louis Cincinnati Milwaukee Chicago Houston Pittsburgh

W L Pct GB 55 44 .556 — 55 46 .545 1 48 53 .475 8 46 54 .460 9 1/2 40 59 .404 15 34 64 .347 20 1/2

San Diego San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado Arizona

W L Pct GB 58 39 .598 — 56 44 .560 3 1/2 53 46 .535 6 51 48 .515 8 37 62 .374 22

Central Division

West Division

——— Monday’s Games Philadelphia 5, Colorado 4 Chicago Cubs 5, Houston 2 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 2 Florida 4, San Francisco 3 Tuesday’s Games Arizona at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Houston,

8:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Florida at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 5-7) at Houston (Norris 2-7), 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Tr.Wood 0-1) at Milwaukee (Narveson 8-6), 2:10 p.m. Arizona (E.Jackson 6-9) at Philadelphia (Halladay 11-8), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 10-5) at Washington (L.Hernandez 7-6), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Sanabia 1-1) at San Francisco (J.Sanchez 7-6), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 9-4) at N.Y. Mets (Takahashi 7-5), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 1-8) at Colorado (Cook 4-6), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 8-8) at San Diego (Richard 7-5), 10:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Florida at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 6:35 p.m. Arizona at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. American League East Division

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G Furcal LAD 69 Prado Atl 97 Polanco Phi 72 Byrd ChC 98 Votto Cin 94 CGonzalez Col 87 AHuff SF 97 Holliday StL 96 Pagan NYM 91 GSanchez Fla 94

——— Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 3, Cleveland 2 Toronto 9, Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 0 Minnesota 19, Kansas City 1 Chicago White Sox 6, Seattle 1 Boston 6, L.A. Angels 3 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Minnesota (Duensing 3-1) at Kansas City (Bannister 7-9), 2:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 10-7), 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 8-8) at Cleveland (Carmona 10-7), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 4-10) at Toronto (Mills 0-0), 7:07 p.m. Detroit (Bonine 4-0) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 8-3), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 9-4) at Texas (C.Lewis 9-6), 8:05 p.m. Seattle (J.Vargas 6-5) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 9-8), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Detroit at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Baltimore at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.

AB 282 420 306 368 346 362 350 364 339 356

R 55 71 46 56 67 59 62 56 49 47

H 92 134 97 115 108 111 107 111 103 107

Pct. .326 .319 .317 .313 .312 .307 .306 .305 .304 .301

Home Runs Votto, Cincinnati, 25; Fielder, Milwaukee, 24; ADunn, Washington, 23; Pujols, St. Louis, 23; Reynolds, Arizona, 23; Hart, Milwaukee, 22; Howard, Philadelphia, 22. Runs Batted In Howard, Philadelphia, 78; Hart, Milwaukee, 70; Pujols, St. Louis, 70; DWright, New York, 68; Votto, Cincinnati, 67; Weeks, Milwaukee, 66; Loney, Los Angeles, 65. Pitching Jimenez, Colorado, 15-2; Wainwright, St. Louis, 14-5; CCarpenter, St. Louis, 11-3; Latos, San Diego, 11-4; Nolasco, Florida, 11-7; Halladay, Philadelphia, 11-8; Cueto, Cincinnati, 10-2.


G Hamilton Tex 96 MiCabrera Det 95 Morneau Min 81 ABeltre Bos 96 Cano NYY 97 DelmYoung Min 93 DeJesus KC 91 AJackson Det 89 Butler KC 97 Crawford TB 94

AB 384 357 296 367 380 332 352 361 369 363

R 66 70 53 49 68 45 46 60 46 73

H Pct. 137 .357 124 .347 102 .345 123 .335 125 .329 109 .328 112 .318 114 .316 115 .312 113 .311

Texas, 20; Teixeira, New York, 20; VWells, Toronto, 20. Runs Batted In MiCabrera, Detroit, 88; ARodriguez, New York, 81; Guerrero, Texas, 76; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 75; Hamilton, Texas, 74; JBautista, Toronto, 70; Teixeira, New York, 70. Pitching Sabathia, New York, 13-3; Price, Tampa Bay, 13-5; PHughes, New York, 12-3; Verlander, Detroit, 12-5; Pavano, Minnesota, 12-6; Pettitte, New York, 11-2; CBuchholz, Boston, 11-5.



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Friday’s Games Spokane 63, Chicago 49 Saturday’s Games Orlando 49, Oklahoma City 21 Tampa Bay 53, Alabama 29 Arizona 61, Tulsa 51 Jacksonville 48, BossierShreveport 20 Milwaukee 75, Iowa 67 Utah 51, Dallas 41 Friday, July 30 Tulsa at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Spokane at Jacksonville, 8:05 p.m. Iowa at Arizona, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31 Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Orlando at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Bossier-Shreveport, 8:05 p.m. Utah at Alabama, 8:30 p.m.


Home Runs JBautista, Toronto, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 24; Hamilton, Texas, 23; Konerko, Chicago, 22; DOrtiz, Boston, 21; CPena, Tampa Bay, 21; Guerrero,

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W L T Pct PF PA y-Tulsa 9 6 0 .600 920 838 Oklahoma City 6 9 0 .400 772 796 Bossier-Shreveport 3 12 0 .200 743 968 Dallas 2 13 0 .133 738 864


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Trustee, the hereinafter described real property to secure the payment of Grantorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Promissory Note, as modified by Modification of Note (collectively the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noteâ&#x20AC;?) and all other obligations to Joe Griffin Brownlee and wife, Aileen M. Brownlee (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beneficiariesâ&#x20AC;?); , Beneficiaries appointed the undersigned, Greg Forderhase, as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in Book 2790, page 821 in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County Tennessee, with all of the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in the Deed of Trust; default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by the Deed of Trust, as modified, the Beneficiaries have declared the entire balance of said indebtedness due and payable in accordance with the terms of the Note and Deed of Trust and have directed the undersigned Substitute Trustee to foreclose said Deed of Trust in accordance with the terms thereof and to sell said real property. that by virtue of the authority vested in me, the undersigned Substitute Trustee, I will on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Front Door of the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the last, highest and best bidder for cash in hand the following described real estate, to-wit: in the Eleventh (11th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, in the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and being a 5.79 acre tract off Glades Road, being more particularly described as follows: at an existing iron pin at the southeast corner of the property hereinafter described and in the westerly right-of-way line of Glades Road, a common corner to Lot 77 of Montgomery Woods Subdivision (Map Book 11, Page 61), and 100 feet more or less to the intersection of Glades Road and Bruce Road; leaving the westerly right-of-way line of Glades Road and running with the northern boundary line of Lot 77 of Montgomery Woods Subdivision, N 80 38Ă­ 58ĂŽ W, 77.89 ft. to an existing iron pin; thence N 83 39Ă­ 22ĂŽ W, 77.78 ft. to an existing iron pin at the forks of a double White Oak, a common corner to Lot 78; thence with the northern boundary line of Lot 78, N 72 05Ă­ 33ĂŽ W, 44.88 ft. to an existing iron pin at a 22 inch Hickory; thence N 74 14Ă­ 20ĂŽ W, 105.46 ft. to an existing iron pin at a 36 inch double White Oak; thence N 79 05Ă­ 23ĂŽ W, 58.32 ft. to an existing iron pin at a Chestnut Stump; thence N 72 56Ă­ 49ĂŽ W, 57.71 ft. to an existing iron pin at a 18 inch White Oak; thence N 54 43Ă­ 33ĂŽ W, 78.06 ft. to an existing iron pin at a Oak Snag and a common corner with Lot 93 in said subdivision; thence with the northern boundary line of Lot 93, N 56 49Ă­ 17ĂŽ W, 153.67 ft. to an existing iron pin, a common corner with Lot 94; thence with the boundary line of Lot 94, N 07 39Ă­ 00ĂŽ W, 75.30 ft. to an existing iron pin; thence N 32 13Ă­ 39ĂŽ W, 65.91 ft. to an existing iron pin; thence N 42 47Ă­ 45ĂŽ W, 55.65 ft. to an existing iron pin; thence N 47 53Ă­ 26ĂŽ W, 42.05 ft. to an existing iron pin; thence N 66 09Ă­ 01ĂŽ W, 59.43 ft. to an existing iron pin; thence N 82 05Ă­ 55ĂŽ W, 23.92 ft. to an existing iron pin, a common corner with Lot 95 of Montgomery Woods Subdivision; thence running with the northern boundary line of Lot 95, N 82 05Ă­ 55ĂŽ W, 63.39 ft. to an existing iron pin; thence N 67 23Ă­ 13ĂŽ W, 81.39 ft. to an existing iron pin; thence N 81 21Ă­ 54ĂŽ W, 7.57 ft. to an existing iron pin, a common corner with the Henry Parton property (WDB 129, Page 114); thence leaving the line of Lot 95 and running with easterly line of Parton, N 32 57Ă­ 13ĂŽ E, 146.91 ft. to an existing iron pin; thence S 71 38Ă­ 48ĂŽ E, 122.93 ft. to a metal fence post, a common corner with Daniel Warrensford Property (WDB 531, Page 1); thence leaving the line of Parton and running with the southerly boundary line of Warrensford, S 71 38Ă­ 48ĂŽ E, 509.43 ft. to a metal fence post, a common corner with the Fred Ogle Property (WDB 118, Page 430); thence leaving the line of Warrensford and running with the southerly boundary line of Ogle S 70 13Ă­ 46ĂŽ E, 123.85 ft. to a metal fence post; thence S 70 45Ă­ 59ĂŽ E, 118.95 ft. to an iron pin set in the westerly right-of-way line of Glades Road; thence leaving the line of Ogle and running with the westerly right-of-way line of Glades Road and a curve to the right having a Radius of 572.18 ft., an arc length of 85.22 ft., and a chord bearing and distance of S 02 17Ă­ 57ĂŽ E, 85.15 ft. to a point; thence continuing with the westerly right-of-way line of Glades Road, S 06 34Ă­ 00ĂŽ E, 248.35 ft. to the containing 5.79 acres more or less, according to survey by David W. Baker, RLS #1777, of Gatlinburg Land Surveying, 446 E. Parkway, Suite #6, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, dated July 28, 2005, bearing Drawing No. 04-030. the same property conveyed to Andy R. Morgan and wife, Beverly Morgan by deed from Joe Griffin Brownlee and wife, Aileen M. Brownlee, dated August 19, 2005, recorded in Book 2323, Page 780, in said Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. 117-214.00 Andy R. Morgan and wife, Beverly Morgan will be free from the right of equity and redemption, homestead, dower and all other exemptions, the same having been waived in said Deed of Trust. Said property will be sold to subject to all unpaid real estate taxes and any and all other prior liens and mortgages, and all easements, leases, objections, conditions, restrictions and out-conveyances, if any, as may appear of record.The following item, re corded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sevier County, Tennessee, may be adversely affected by the foreclosure sale: Judgment in favor of Peter and JoAnn Nervo entered in Case No. 08-CA-026133 in the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial District in and for Lee County, Florida which judgment was recorded March 17, 2009 in Book 3304, page 333 in said Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Interested parties, as defined by T.C.A. 355-104, are: Peter and JoAnn Nervo. A copy of this notice has been forwarded to said interested parties via Certified U.S. Mail, Return Receipt Requested. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of sale to another day certain, without further publication and in accordance with the law, upon announcement of such adjournment on the day and at the time and place set forth above. The Beneficiaries reserve the right to bid on said real property. This notice posted and published in accordance with said Deed of Trust on July 28, 2010, August 4, 2010 and August 11, 2010. DATED: June 16, 2010

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GHOST TOUR GUIDES NEEDED: Must have very flexible night time schedule. If not PLEASE DO NOT APPLY! Must have outgoing personality, be dependable, have cell phone, reliable transportation, internet access, must live in Sevier County. WHAT WE OFFER: $40 base pay for 2 hrs. work + tips + graduated pay scale. No costumes, part-time, this is a 1099 contractor position only. In Gatlinburg. Contact Ken 828-337-0645. Our fast paced rental company is in need of team players. Must be self motivating with knowledge of basic computer programs and be willing to have a flexible working schedule from day shift to nights. Must provide exceptional customer service while conveying company objectives, complete daily procedures, meet sales goals, multi task and work well with other depts. Competitive pay & Benefits. Mountain Rentals of Gatlinburg 436-9274 Ext. 2862 or 2853. We are growing! Come grow with us!! JOHNSON PEST CONTROL is adding service technicians and sales inspectors to our team. Go to: to pursue a new career with JOHNSON PEST CONTROL. FE/MALE; EOE; Benefits; F/T; Year Round; Drug/Physical Screening; Clean Driving Record; Reference Checks


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House for rent off Douglas Dam Rd. Close to new Sev convention center and Dumplin Creek Dev. 2BR/1BA, no pets inside or out, landlord provides lawn maint. & monthly pest control. $650/mo, first mo + $400 damage dep. References needed, call 865-428-4752 M-F 7-4. House for Rent, Partly furnished, 2BR/1BA, $600 mo, $250 Damage Deposit, No pets, 865-228-2203 Quiet & convenient 2BR, 1BA Farmhouse. Bonus room, country kitchen, screened porch. Includes mowing. No pets. $700 mo. First, last & deposit. Call Rebecca 865-621-6615. Sevierville 2 blocks off Dolly Parton Pkwy. 3BR 1BA 2 car garage $600 mth $400 damage dep. 1 yr lease. Must have refs. No inside pets. Day 428-1465 Night/Wknd 453-8187 Small House in Seymour: 3BR/1BA, LR, kit. on deadend street. NO PETS! Quiet neighborhood. $650/mo. $500 deposit + 1st & last mo. rent required. References req. Call 865-577-3869.


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of MARY RUTH BLACKSTOCK Late of Sevier County, Tennessee

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Notice is Hereby Given that on the 20 day of JULY 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of MARY RUTH BLACKSTOCK, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 20 day of July, 2010.



NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of MATTIE SHARP MURRELL Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 22 day of JULY 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of MATTIE SHARP MURRELL, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 20 day of July, 2010.

against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four Classifieds ď ľ A15 months from the date of the 0955 Legals first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 20 day of July, 2010. (Signed) Howard Edward Murrell Executor Estate of MATTIE SHARP MURRELL

WHO YA GONNA CALL? By: Jeffrey R. Murrell

Attorney If you have a problem with the delivery of your morning The Mountain By: Joe T. Keener Press, please call the Circulation Department at 428-0748, ext. 230 & County Clerk 231 Monday - Friday and your paper will be delivered to you on the (Signed) 07-28-10 same day. Newspapers Howard from Edward calls after will be delivered Murrell10:00 a.m. 08-04-10 Executor with the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper. Estate of On Saturday, Sunday and holidays you may dial 428-0748 extensions MATTIE SHARP MURRELL 230 & 231. If complaints are received between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., By: Jeffrey R. Murrell papers will be deliveredAttorney the same day. Newspapers from calls received after 10:00 a.m. will be By: delivered with the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper. Joe T. Keener County Clerk This applies to in-county home delivery only.

(Signed) Howard Edward Murrell Executor Estate of MATTIE SHARP MURRELL

07-28-10 08-04-10

Sevier Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only Daily Newspaper

By: Jeffrey R. Murrell Attorney


By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk 07-28-10 08-04-10

(Signed) Ramona Davis Melanie Mitchell Richard Blackstock Karin Woodbury Michael Blackstock Co-Executors



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Estate of MARY RUTH BLACKSTOCK By: R. Alex Johnson Attorney By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk 07-28-10 08-04-10




THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

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


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Notice is Hereby Given that on the 22 day of JULY 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Es0955 Legals tate of MATTIE SHARP MURRELL, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 20 day of July, 2010.

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


Jumbles: Answer:


(Answers tomorrow) GAWKY ABASH CLOTHE EXCITE What the crook discovered when the police dog caught him â&#x20AC;&#x201D; THE LAW HAS TEETH

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 22, 2006, by Global Acquisitions LLC to Sevier Title, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book No. 2470, Page 771, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP; and WHEREAS, BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owner and Holderâ&#x20AC;?), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Tr ustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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, August 19, 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: Situate, Lying and being in the Thirteenth (13th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Lot 11 of MOUNTAIN VIEW DEVELOPMENT, UNIT II, as the same is shown by plat of record in Map Book 31, Page 48, in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee to which plat specific reference is here made for a more particular description. Being the same property conveyed to Global Acquisitions, LLC, by Quit Claim Deed from Robert S. Mechigian, Et Ux, dated December 13, 2004, and of record in Volume 2154, Page 566, in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee.


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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 pri or 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. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Mountain View Developement Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association, Inc., Mountain View Developement Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association, Inc. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A 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.

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This will serve as legal notice that the Sevierville Beer Board will meet to consider the following application(s) for and or action regarding beer permit(s): a. Xin Ying Chen b. Other New Business On Premise Permit d/b/a Sakura Japanese Buffet 624 Parkway Sevierville, TN 37862 The application is for the purpose of selling beer as provided under Title 8, Section 8-201. et seq. of the Sevierville Municipal Code Act of 1964. This public meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 11:15 am, in Council Hall at the Sevierville Civic Center, 130 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, Tennessee. Further information concerning this meeting may be obtained prior to the public meeting by contacting Lynn McClurg, City Recorder at Sevierville City Hall (865) 453-5504, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The City of Sevierville does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d.) Lynn K. McClurg

Estate of MATTIE SHARP MURRELL By: Jeffrey R. Murrell Attorney By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk 07-28-10 08-04-10 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the contents of the units listed below and stored at Maples Valley Storage, 1950 Chapman Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37876 will be sold on August 7, 2010 at 10:00AM. The contents will be sold for the highest cash bid for nonpayment of rental storage. Maples Valley Storage reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Josh/Dan Williams #16 & 29 Jennifer Brown #2 07/24, 07/26, 07/28 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION Respondent Mother Unknown Father State of North Carolina County of Henderson In the District Court In the Matter of Minor Boy A.J.T.N. File Number 09 JT 48 TO: Misty Dawn Nickles of Minor Boy A.J.T.N. and Unknown Father Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled juvenile action. The nature of the relief being sought is the termination of your parental rights in and to Minor Boy A.J.T.N., born on or about 22 January 2002 in Greene County, Tennessee. A court order from the District Court of Henderson County directing that service of process on you take place by publication was entered on 13 May 2010.You must answer or otherwise respond to the pleading within thirty (30) days of the date of first publication of this Notice stated below. If you fail to answer or otherwise respond within the time prescribed, your parental rights in and to the juvenile referred to above will be terminated. You are advised to IMMEDIATELY contact the Clerk of Court of Henderson County, at (828) 694-4100, to obtain further information about this case, including a copy of the pleading filed herein, and the date(s) and time(s) of scheduled hearings, and appointment of an attorney if applicable.First published this the 21st day of July, 2010.Rebekah R. PriceOffice of the County Attorney for Henderson CountyAttorney for theHenderson County Department of Social Service1200 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 400Hendersonville, NC 28792Telephone (828) 694-6490

The Mountain Press ď ľ Wednesday, July 28, 2010



(Signed) Rosalee Webb Administratrix

i in n t th he e C Cl la as ss si if fi ie ed ds s. .

Estate of VERNA MAE DINKINS By: M. Sue White Attorney By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk 07-28-10 08-04-10

HUD PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.



Classifieds 428-0746

(Signed) Classifieds ď ľ A16 Howard Edward Murrell 0955 Legals Executor

ters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of VERNA MAE DINKINS, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County 0955 Legals Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 20 day of July, 2010.


once. This 20 day of July, 2010.


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Preview: Fri., July 30th @ 2-6 PM

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7/21, 7/28, 8/4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of VERNA MAE DINKINS Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 22 day of JULY 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of VERNA MAE DINKINS, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward proper settle1018and make Asphalt/Concrete ment with the undersigned at once. This 20 day of July, 2010.

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Comics ◆ A17

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home


Stepmother at the center of ongoing family feud



Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: I am 55 and have been married to Jim, age 73, for five years. Jim’s wife died six years before we met, and his two children became furious when he began dating, saying he was being unfaithful. They badgered Jim until he deeded them his house and property. Jim also gave each kid $250,000 in cash and paid off the mortgages on their homes. The deeds specify that Jim can stay on the property as long as he lives, but make no provision for a surviving spouse. When we married, Jim asked the kids to allow me to continue to live there after he dies, but they refused. After that, whenever the kids asked for money, Jim told them it was time they lived within their means. (They have good jobs.) They became hostile and accused Jim of choosing me over them. They have not allowed him to see the grandchildren for three years. The only time they speak to him is to demand he divorce me. Without telling Jim, I sent both his children a polite e-mail asking what it would take for us to be a family again. They told Jim about the letter, and he accused me of interfering in his relationship with his kids, saying it was none of my business and I have “ruined all possibility of reconciliation.” I was shocked by his reaction, but apologized. However, Jim will not accept my apology. Was I out of line? What about his kids? Is there any hope for this family? -- Tired of Drama Dear Tired: Jim is worn down from fighting

with his kids, defending his marriage and missing his grandchildren. Although your intentions were good, the e-mail was the straw that broke the camel’s back. His selfish children used it as an excuse to attack him in force. Ask Jim to go with you for counseling to see whether your relationship can withstand the pressure. If he won’t go, go without him. Dear Annie: My best friend is having an online affair. She feels it is only a minor form of cheating since they are not meeting in real life. Frankly, in my book, it’s cheating all the way around. I told her that if her husband asks me about it, I will not lie to him. But I am so uncomfortable with the situation that I no longer call her or visit their home. Even if she were to stop e-mailing this guy, I still would not lie to her husband if he asked why we’ve stopped speaking. Is this friendship a writeoff? -- Confused in California Dear Confused: It certainly sounds like it. Your friend is behaving terribly, and we agree that you should not be a party to her lies. The most you can do is suggest she get into counseling with her husband so they can figure out why she is willing to risk her marriage for her online buddy. Otherwise, keep your distance. Dear Annie: I

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would like to respond to “V.W.,” who has an autistic child and whose relatives don’t understand how demanding it is. I have three children, one of whom has already been diagnosed with Asperger’s and the other two are showing similar traits. I found support through my child’s school and the local county services. The county provides respite care, and the school has special classes where I have made friends with other parents. Also, I discovered and, where you can search for trustworthy sitters in your area, some of whom may have experience dealing with autistic children. A starting point is asking the school nurse, school counselors or family doctors what services are available in your area. Support makes a big difference. -- N.Y. Dear N.Y.: Thank you. Websites like the ones you listed provide child care, senior care, pet sitters, housekeeping services and even tutors. We appreciate the information. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, 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

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New Titanic expedition will create 3D map of wreck By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press Writer RICHMOND, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A team of scientists will launch an expedition to the Titanic next month to assess the deteriorating condition of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous shipwreck and create a detailed threedimensional map that will â&#x20AC;&#x153;virtually raise the Titanicâ&#x20AC;? for the public. The expedition to the site 2 1/2 miles beneath the North Atlantic is billed as the most advanced scientific mission to the Titanic wreck since its discovery 25 years ago. The 20-day expedition is to leave St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Newfoundland, on Aug. 18 under a partnership between RMS Titanic Inc., which has exclusive salvage rights to the wreck, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. The expedition will not collect artifacts but will probe a 2-by3-mile debris field where hundreds of thousands of artifacts remain scattered. Some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most frequent visitors to the site will be part of the expedition along with a whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who of underwater scientists and organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Organizers say the new scientific data and images will ultimately will be acces-

sible to the public. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the first time, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really going to treat it as an archaeological site with two things in mind,â&#x20AC;? David Gallo, an expedition leader and Woods Hole scientist, told The Associated Press on Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One is to preserve the legacy of the ship by enhancing the story of the Titanic itself. The second part is to really understand what the state of the ship is.â&#x20AC;? The Titanic struck ice and sank on its maiden voyage in international waters on April 15, 1912, leaving 1,522 people dead. Since oceanographer Robert Ballard and an international team discovered the Titanic in 1985, most of the expeditions have either been to photograph the wreck or gather thousands of artifacts, like fine china, shoes and ship fittings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Titanicâ&#x20AC;? director James Cameron has also led teams to the wreck to record the bow and the stern, which separated during the sinking and now lie one-third of a mile apart. RMS Titanic made the last expedition to site in 2004. The company, a subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions Inc. of Atlanta, conducts traveling displays of the Titanic artifacts, which the company says have been viewed by tens of millions of people worldwide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a number of really exciting

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In this undated file photo, the bow of the Titanic at rest on the bottom of the North Atlantic, about 400 miles southeast of Newfoundland. mysteries to be discovered at the wreck site,â&#x20AC;? said Chris Davino, president of and CEO of Premier Exhibitions and RMS Titanic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our contention that substantial portions of the wreck site have never really been properly studied.â&#x20AC;? RMS Titanic is bankrolling the expedition. Davino declined to state the cost of the exploration other than to say it will be millions of dollars. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;dream teamâ&#x20AC;? of archaeologists, oceanographers and other scientists want to get the best assessment yet on the two main

sections of the ship, which have been subjected to fierce deep-ocean currents, salt water and intense pressure. Gallo said while the rate of Titanicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deterioration is not known, the expedition approaches the mission with a sense of urgency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We see places where it looks like the upper decks are getting thin, the walls are thin, the ceilings may be collapsing a bit,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hear all these anecdotal things about the ship is rusting away, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collapsing on itself. No one really knows.â&#x20AC;?

The expedition will use imaging technology and sonar devices that never have been used before on the Titanic wreck and to probe nearly a century of sediment in the debris field to seek a full inventory of the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artifacts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re actually treating it like a crime scene,â&#x20AC;? Gallo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out there in that debris field, what the stern and the bow are looking like.â&#x20AC;? The expedition will be based on the RV Jean Charcot, a 250-foot research vessel with a crew of 20. Three submersibles and the latest sonar, acoustic and filming technology will also be part of the expedition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never before have we had the scientific and technological means to discov-

er so much of an expedition to Titanic,â&#x20AC;? said P.H. Nargeolet, who is co-leading the expedition. He has made more than 30 dives to the wreck. Bill Lange, a Woods Hole scientist who will lead the optical survey and will be one of the first to visit the wreck, said a key analysis will be comparing images from the first expedition 25 years ago and new images to measure decay and erosion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see things we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen before. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a given,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The technology has really evolved in the last 25 years.â&#x20AC;? Davino said he anticipates future salvage expeditions to the wreck, and Gallo said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect the science will end with one trip.

July 28, 2010  

The Mountain Press for July 28, 2010

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