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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 231 ■ August 19, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 75 Cents

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Fire destroys vacant home

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PREP FOOTBALL 2010 Reaching the Summit

Court action on Santa debt now looming

Highlanders legend Benny Hammonds goes for 300th career win — Page 2

By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer GATLINBURG — The city appears set to go to court to get its money from the local couple that organized a Santa-themed festival, after they failed to meet the latest deadline for making payments on use of city facilities and services. Joe and Mary Moore, a Seymour couple, are codirectors of Jolly Old Elf, LLC — the group that organized the Celebrate Santa! festival that has been held in Gatlinburg twice. City officials have said the couple did not pay about 60 percent of the bill for the 2009 festival. They said the Moores promised to pay the bills before the second event, but this past March, just before the event was set to happen, the Moores informed them that they could not pay the remaining bill and would not be able to make payments on this year’s event, either. Their latest deadline for payment has now passed, and City Manager Cindy Cameron Ogle said she has turned the matter over to City Attorney Ron Sharp. “The city’s turned it over to me and I’m in the process of doing what I have to do to collect it,” Sharp

Can the Smoky Bears repeat last year’s perfect 10-0 regular season? — Page 6 Talented Pigeon Forge Tigers look to get over the .500 hump — Page 4 Young Seymour squad hopes to improve in tough District 2-AAA — Page 8 Will TKA succeed without winningest class in school history? — Page 10

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5Are you ready for some football? Special section takes a look at upcoming high school football season LOCAL, Page A3

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Probe continues into the death of sanitation worker

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5Adoptable Pets Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter offers pets looking for a good home Local, Page A3

Weather Today Mostly Cloudy

Volunteer firefighters pack up after answering an early morning call to a structure fire on Millican Grove Road on Wednesday. The two story 1950s’ era home was vacant at the time and was a total loss. Firefighters from Sevier County, Northview/Kodak, and Chestnut Hill were still on the scene about five hours after the original call.

By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — The investigation into last month’s death of a worker at the Sevier County Solid Waste Compost Plant continues, with an investigator from the Tennessee Division of Occupational Safety and Health working on a probe into the incident. Sevier Solid Waste (SSW) Director Tom Leonard thinks it may yet be weeks or even months before the state official concludes his study into Bobby Reagan’s death at the plant. “He was at the plant yesterday looking around where the accident happened and interviewing everyone who was in the area,” Leonard said following Wednesday’s meeting of the SSW Board of Directors. “He told me his next step is going to be talking to the detectives with the Pigeon Forge Police Department, but I don’t think he has been able to get in touch with them yet.” It seems likely the autopsy report, which could still be a few weeks off, will also be part of the investigation,

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Tonight Mostly Cloudy Low: 68°

See probe, Page A5 DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Lew Stamm, 71 Sue Smith, 68 Gearldene Dykes, 72 Eula Sutton, 70 Robert Burse, 90 Frances Hicks, 81 Barbara Spangler, 73 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . A1-14 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A3 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A4 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . A8-9 Classifieds . . . . . . A10-12 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A13 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A13

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

SOS welcomes group of eight ‘elite’ volunteers By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — Senior Outreach Sevier welcomed nine new volunteers to its program Wednesday, with eight having completed the required training. SOS is run out of the Fort Sander Sevier Senior Center and Office on Aging at 1220 W. Main St. (Chapman Highway). “You’re a very exclusive, elite group, and I’m proud to be associated with you,” senior center and Office on Aging Executive

Know someone in need? Contact the Sevier County Office on Aging at 453-8080

Director Lisa Yarber told volunteers during a special lunch and presentation at Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. “We want to support you, to support the seniors — you’re the first line of defense out there.” SOS provides information and resources to seniors in need, many of whom are isolated, homebound

or referred by a medical provider. SOS volunteers visit seniors’ homes to offer these resources and make sure their needs are being met. “We have a total of 21 volunteers who have completed training,” Yarber said. “It’s definitely a needed program — it’s basically an extension of the Office on Aging. Hopefully it can continue so people can continue to live at home and get support services.” Philip and Kimberly Gurley, Diana and Frank Ferguson, Lynn Jordan, Gwen Ford, Harry

Cundy and Pat Dettmer are the program’s newly graduated volunteers. Grace George was also recognized for joining the team as a new volunteer. “They continue to train — this group trained an hour and a half before they graduated,” Yarber said. “We go over behavior, confidentiality, home safety, scams, reporting agencies and more.” “They have all kinds of information — it’s phenomenal what’s available,” said volunteer See s0s, Page A5

Relay For Life only $500 from finish line for goal By GAIL CRUTCHFIELD Community Editor Sevier County’s Relay For Life is just a stone’s throw of meeting their fundraising goal for 2010, needing a little more than $500 to meet the $340,000 mark set last year. But with a couple of weeks left in the fundraising year and at least two more events planned this week, there’s a good chance it will meet if not surpass that goal. Event chair Robin Kurtz asked for a drum roll, which the crowd

gathered at The Christmas Place enthusiastically supplied, before announcing the total amount raised so far. “I’m so proud of this,” Kurtz said before announcing the more than 50 teams and 665 participants in this year’s event raised $337,996. She was then surprised with an additional $1,500 from Team Dress Barn, bringing the total to $339,496. “It has been a great honor being the event chair for a cause See relay, Page A4

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Numerous awards were presented during the Relay For Life of Sevier County’s 2010 Wrap-Up Party Tuesday at The Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge. From left are Judy Bales of Team Barn Owl, Phyllis Green, Earl Gibson of Walmart Heroes #578, Nikkie Simmons of Sevierville Middle School, and Danielle Ferrante of Team Barn Owl.


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4-h connections

100 Years of 4-H to be honored Sept. 6 at County Fair It’s almost time for the Sevier County Fair. It is set for its 75th run, Sept. 6-11. The fair means different things to different people and most of us have childhood memories of our visits to the fair. From the rides, food, animal shows and exhibits, the fair offers a multitude of opportunities. On Sept. 6, following the opening ceremonies, a celebration of 100 Years of 4-H has been planned to recognize all current and former Sevier County 4-H members. The Tennessee

4-H Performing Arts Troupe will perform at 5 p.m. Special recognition will be given for the oldest former 4-H member in attendance. Opportunities abound for young people to be recognized for their efforts through 4-H, FFA, school

work and individual projects. The Sevier County Fair Premium List is available in the Extension office and online at myseviercountyfair.com. It has all the details on what can be entered. You are encouraged to pre-register your entries using the entry form in fair catalog. Most entries will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. In the 4-H section alone, there are nearly 200 categories that 4-H members

can enter. These include crops from the farm, vegetables from the garden, canning products, baked goods and exhibits/products from project book work. Members may also enter a 4-H Project Exhibit which presents an overall view of a specific project. In the school age Arts and Crafts division, elementary age students can enter 40 different craft categories. These include paintings, drawings, seasonal crafts, weaving, wood crafts and string art just to name

Vols’ Pearl will help lead the way in OUTLIVE ride

from Sevier County and East Tennessee will be participating in several animal shows at the fair. They include: Sevier County 4-H Chick Chain; Junior Beef Show at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7; Junior Sheep Show 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. If you need more information about entries at the Sevier County Fair, call me. Hope to see you at the fair. — Glenn Turner is a Sevier County agricultural extension service agent. Call him at 453-3695.

Sevierville listed 5th for travel destinations for dialysis patients Submitted Report

Submitted Report Coach Bruce Pearl and wife Brandy Pearl will be part of OUTLIVE: Tennessee Fights to Beat Cancer Motorcycle Ride Aug. 28. Following a morning brunch with the Pearls at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville, it’s kickstands up at 2 p.m. for the event that will raise funds to benefit cancer patients and their families through the renovation and expansion of the facilities of the Cancer Institute at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. “The OUTLIVE ride gives us a chance to get together with a group of folks who are passionate about riding, but even more passionate about helping members of their community who are faced with a very serious disease,� said Pearl. “That’s why Brandy and I are so excited to have the motorcycle ride as one of the OUTLIVE events.� The Pearls were instrumental in the launch of OUTLIVE in 2009. Inspired by the successful fight against testicular cancer by former Vols basketball player Chris Lofton, who received his treatment at the Cancer Institute, the OUTLIVE program has gained supporters from across the country. Early this year, the Pearls announced their commitment to raise $1 million in five years through events of the OUTLIVE campaign.

few. Young people may also enter science/history fair type projects in the individual youth exhibits. There is also a category for school exhibits for schools and school clubs. For the young photographer there is a student photography contest. There are no entry fees for these exhibits. Prize money and ribbons are presented in each category. I know of some members each year who bring home a check of about $100. In addition to these exhibits, young people

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Coach Bruce Pearl wears his OUTLIVE T-shirt during a Tennessee basketball game last year. Pearl and his wife Brandy will be part of the Aug. 28 motorcycle ride against cancer at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson.

For more information or to preregister for the motorcycle ride, visit www.utoutlive.org or call (865) 305-6611. Registration also is available on the day of the ride at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, located at 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. Cost of the event is $55 for a single rider and $70 for a pair. There will also be a special brunch with the Pearls from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The brunch is limited to 100 people. This option is $105 for a single rider and $170 for a pair. All participants in the event receive a T-shirt, a meal following the ride and a wristband for free admission into the live concert that evening at The Shed. VIP registration starts at 11 a.m., with brunch with the Pearls following. Main registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

Most dialysis patients receive life-sustaining therapy at a clinic near their home three days a week. The Fresenius Medical Care Patient Travel Service arranges thousands of treatments each year for patients — whether they spend the winter in Florida, take in a Vegas show, visit family or simply get out of town for the weekend. Sevier County and its attractions is listed fifth among the top 10 travel destinations for dialysis patients who use the service. The top 10: Las Vegas; Baton Rouge; Orlando; Dallas; Sevierville (Smoky Mountains and Dollywood destination); Honolulu; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Atlantic City; Bullhead City, Ariz. (popular snowbird spot and casino area on the Colorado River); and Cape May, N.J. Some of these cities are popular destinations for gaming, amusement parks and entertainment, while others are known for sunshine and beaches. FMCNA reports that patients use the travel service primarily for vacations and family visits, but one of the growing trends is a road trip. Dialysis is a life-sustaining process that cleans waste products from the blood, removes extra fluids, and controls the body’s chemistry when a person’s kidneys fail. Dialysis patients typically require treatment on an ongoing basis unless they receive a kidney transplant. For more information about Fresenius Medical Care, visit www.fmc-ag.com.

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

THURSDAY, AUG. 19 Submarine Veterans

Smoky Mountain submarine vets meet at 6 p.m., Bass Pro Shops restaurant. www.SmokyMountainBase. com, 429-0465 or 6923368.

Hot Meals

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

TOPS

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

Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3 p.m. Wellington Place. Sherry Woten, 774-2221.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Radio Service

saturday, aug. 21 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.

River Terrace Reunion

Reunion of River Terrace employees, noon, Mynatt Park in Gatlinburg. Burgers/hot dogs provided; bring side dish. (423) 487-3445.

Angel Food

Angel Food pick-up: n 8-11 a.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 8-10 a.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.

Carry Permit Class

Handgun carry permit class 8:30 a.m., Dandridge Police Department. To register (865) 397-8862 ext. 26, or 356-7423.

Daughters of 1812

Thomas Ogle Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812, meets 2 p.m. at King Family Library. Program by Laura Bales on Fort McHenry,

Scuba Class

Scuba Class 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gatlinburg Community Center. $100, includes equipment. 6545373 to register.

Soccer Boosters

Sevier County Emergency Radio Service, 7:30 p.m., EOC office on Bruce Street. 314-0899. www. freewebs.com/aresradio

Sevier County High Soccer Boosters Club banquet 6:30 p.m., River Plantation. $250 for two guests. 8681598.

Library Theater

Banner Baptist Supper

Anna Porter Public Library free showing of “The Lovely Bones” 6:30 p.m. 436-5588.

FRIDAY, AUG. 20 MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers through kindergarten and expectant mothers, 9:30-noon, first and third Friday. Childcare provided. Evergreen Church. 428-3001.

St. Paul Lutheran

Banner Baptist Church, 209 Beech Branch Road off Spur, supper and auction 5 p.m. to benefit Youth Charities Fund. Adults $5, children 6-12 $2.50.

Roberts UMC Supper

Community supper and fellowship 5 p.m. followed by singing 6:30 p.m., Roberts UMC. 1810 Jayell Road, Sevierville. 4532292.

sunday, aug. 22 Laurel Branch

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

Laurel Branch Baptist Church homecoming service 10:30 a.m. following Sunday School at 9:30.

Waldens Creek Singing

Chambers Reunion

Singing 7 p.m. at Waldens Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Relay Concert

Relay for Life a country/ gospel/bluegrass musical event with Dean Townsend and Phil Campbell, 8 p.m., Sevierville Civic Center. $10 at door, 13/under free. 453-0415, ext. 148.

Relay Cookout

Wal-Mart Heroes and Team Dress Barn will have Relay For Life burger/hot dog cookout starting at 10 a.m. at Wal-Mart today and Aug. 21-22. E-mail to earl1969@charter.net.

Descendants of Jake & Elizabeth Chambers reunion 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 104, Sevierville. Bring covered dish. 661-5627.

Lawson Reunion

Thomas Houston Lawson and Winnie Texanna Tuck Lawson reunion, 12:30 p.m., Metcalf Bottoms picnic area. Bring lunch. 774-7440.

Helton Reunion

Helton reunion Waldens Creek UMC. Lunch served 12:30 p.m. Preston Joslyn to give service.

Adoptable pets

Flea Market Fellowship

Fellowship 8-9 a.m. inside Great Smokies Flea Market, W. Dumplin Valley Road. Speaker Krista Atchley.

Maples Branch Singing

Maples Branch Baptist Church singing 6:30 p.m. with Danny Pierce.

monday, aug. 23 Hot Meals

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

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace Women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn. 436-0313. n 1 p.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church, Chapman and Boyds Creek n 6:30 p.m., Gatlinburg Call 436-0313 for location

Cancer Treatment

Look Good...Feel Better for women who are undergoing cancer treatment meets 10 a.m., LeConte Medical Center. 446-8775.

Spiritual Pep Rally

Glades Lebanon and Cartertown Baptist churches back-to-school spiritual pep rally 6:30 p.m. today through Aug. 25 at Mills Park. Speakers, singers and food.

tuesday, aug. 24 Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Ski Mountain Road. 436-6434 for location n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

Mothers Day Out

Mothers Day Out, First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg, fall classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year for ages 1-4. 436-4685.

Al-Anon Group

Al-Anon Family Group meets 11 a.m. Pigeon Forge UMC. 428-7617 or 680-6724.

Spiritual Pep Rally

Glades Lebanon and Cartertown Baptist churches back-to-school spiritual pep rally 6:30 p.m. today through Aug. 25 at Mills Park. Speakers, singers and food.

Lions Club

Sevierville Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday at King Family Library. 4537796.

Cub Scouting

Cub Scout Pack 110 in Sevierville for boys in grades 1-6 meets at 6:30 p.m., Sevierville Primary School cafeteria. 2567393.

wed., aug. 25 Farmers Market

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

Spiritual Pep Rally

Glades Lebanon and Cartertown Baptist churches back-to-school spiritual pep rally 6:30 p.m. at Mills Park.

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Chris and Lois are 4-month-old rat terrier mixes. Jo is a 3-month-old domestic short hair tiger. The adoption fee for cats and dogs is $100 and covers the first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Maryville man charged with several burglaries Submitted report

A Maryville man has been charged in connection with multiple burglaries in the Seymour area. Sheriff Ron Seals said that in the early morning hours on Tuesday Sevierville Bowen p o l i c e stopped a van on Main Street after they received information it was involved in a burglary in the city. The driver of the van was identified as Matthew J. Bowen, 36, of 101 Blue Sky Drive, Maryville. During the stop several items, including weed trimmers, pressure washers, chainsaws and other power tools, were found inside the van. Upon investigation it was

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Items believed stolen in a string of burglaries this week have been recovered, and a Maryville man is facing charges. determined that the tools had been taken from several burglaries earlier in the night in the Seymour/Wye Drive area. All the items was identified and returned to the owners, Seals said. Bowen was charged with five counts of burglary, one count of aggravated burglary, two counts of theft and two counts of vandalism.

Bowen was arraigned before a magistrate and a $20,000 bond set. A Sept. 27 hearing date has been set in General Sessions Court. The investigation was a joint effort of Sevierville police and Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective James Breeden at 4281899.

ARRESTS Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. u Matt Jonathan Bowen, 36, of Maryville, was charged Aug. 17 with attempted vehicular theft, two counts of burglary, theft, theft $500 to $1,000, two counts of vandalism and possession of burglary tools. He was being held in lieu of $20,000 bond. u Monica D. Burgins, 42,0f 1760 Sand Plant road in Sevierville, was charged aug. 17 with possession of a schedule II substance. She was being held in lieu of $225,000 bond. u Melissa Ann Burress, 37, of Strawberry Plains, was charged Aug. 17 with violation of implied consent law, a second count of DUI, a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court and driving while revoked. She was being held. u Keith W. Chapman, 42, of 1039 Eslinger Court Way in Kodak, was charged

Aug. 17 with manufacturing marijuana. He was released on $500 bond. u Mario Alfredo Flores, 24, of Blue Bonnet Trailer Park #60 in Sevierville, was charged Aug. 17 with aggravated domestic assault, vandalism and criminal trespass. He was released on $2,500 bond. u Scott James Johnson, 55, of 1305 Allensville Road in Sevierville, was charged Aug. 17 with public intoxication and theft. He was being held in lieu of $1,500 bond. u Jacquelyn C. Kelly, 42, of Maryville, was charged Aug. 17 with a felony warrant from general sessions court. She was released on

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$3,500 bond. u William David Lockwood, 26, of Knoxville, was charged aug. 17 with vandalism: $1,000 to $10,000. He was released on $3,500 bond. u Leah Johnson Pearson, 32, of 201 Mountain View Drive in Sevierville, was charged Aug. 18 with public intoxication. She was released on $500 bond. u Michael Jeffrey Workman, 42, of 1254 River Divide in Sevierville, was charged Aug. 18 with possession of a schedule II substance and promotion of methamphetamine. He was being held in lieu of $15,000 bond.

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Gearldene “Tootsie� Reagan Dykes, 72 of Seymour, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010. She was born Feb. 27, 1938 and was baptized Oct. 1970 in Gatlinburg. Survivors: husband, Roy Dykes; children, Michael Dykes, Tammy Dykes; long time boyfriend, Darrell Gross; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Dale “Tiny� Reagan; uncle and aunts, nieces and nephews; Grandpup “Taco.� Funeral service was held Wednesday in Atchley’s Seymour chapel with Brother Augustus Hughes officiating. Family and friends meet 2 p.m. Thursday at Dripping Springs Cemetery for interment.

Eula Rhea Sutton, 70, of Sevierville, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and was retired from Dan River Textile Mills with 40 years of service. Survivors: sons and daughtersin-law, Joel and Karen Sutton, James and Michelle Sutton; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Bill Williams, Pauline and Carroll Shoemaker; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Evelyn Carr, Mayford and Cleta Carr; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue and Homer Ogle, Paulette and Fred Ogle, Dorothy Reagan, Vida Reagan; sister-inlaw, Doris Carr. The family received friends Wednesday with funeral service following in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, the Rev. Ed Parton officiating. Family and friends meet 10 a.m. Thursday in Walnut Grove Cemetery for interment. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

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Frances Brown Hicks Frances Brown Hicks, 81,of Cleveland, Tenn., died Monday, Aug. 16 in Sevierville. Frances retired from Magic Chef where she was employed for 36 years. She was a former member and Sunday School teacher at Unity Methodist Church and a current member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, Ron Hicks and wife, Leigh of Sevierville; grandson, Ryan Hicks of Knoxville; granddaughter, Erin Hicks Lehmkuhl of Palm Beach, Florida; two greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. A Remembrance of Life Service 11 a.m. Thursday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Cleveland with Pastor Robert L. Smith officiating. The body will be at the church for viewing one hour prior to service. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Wednesday at the North Ocoee Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes The family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer ’s Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Mrs. Hicks memorial book may be signed at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.

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Barbara A. Spangler, age 73, of Seymour, TN passed away Wednesday August 18, 2010. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she is survived by her husband, Billey Spangler; daughter, Lisa Spangler; sons Scott and Mark Spangler; mother Eva Fogle; brothers, sisters and grandchildren. Barbara worked at the Tennessee Baptist Foundation and following retirement volunteered and worked at Ladies of Charity. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 307 Black Oak Ridge Road, Seymour, TN on Saturday, August 21, 2010. Celebrating Mass immediately following will be Father Ragan Schriver. A gathering of friends and family will follow. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273)

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Robert J. Burse, age 90 of Seymour, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. Mr. Burse was an Army veteran and served in World War II and Korea. He was formerly employed by Sevier County Sheriff’s Department with 18 years of service. Mr. Burse was a loving husband and father and is survived by his wife Carole Burse; sons Ricky, Robin and Michael Burse; and nephews Jerry Burse, Tommy Linder and Jimmy Goodall. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-12 noon Saturday with funeral service beginning at 12 noon in Atchley’s Seymour Chapel. Rev. Gary Crisp will officiate. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Pigeon Forge. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour.

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so near and dear to me,� said Kurtz, who is a cancer survivor. “I’m very proud to have had the privilege to plan and fundraise with so many dedicated individuals. Currently, we are only short by $504, but with the upcoming fundraisers this weekend, I’m sure these teams will put us over the top of our goal of $340,000.� The Christmas Place is holding a concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the Sevierville Community Center featuring Dean Townsend and Phil Campbell. Tickets are $10, with children 12 and under admitted free. Walmart Heroes #578 and Team Dress Barn will join forces for a threeday event Friday through Sunday at the Sevierville Walmart store. Starting at 10 a.m. each day they will have hot dogs and nachos to sell. So far, Sevier County Relay For Life ranks second in the state of Tennessee for raising funds for the American Cancer Society. “On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I want to thank everyone who participated in Relay For Life this year,� said Kathleen Steel, the ACS staff partner for Sevier County. “The success you all have had has been terrific. We appreciate all that our volunteers do in Sevier County in the fight against cancer. The success of Relay For Life will help us continue to save more lives every year. Congratulations to Robin and (co-chair) Anthony (Berry) and the committee and everyone who attended and had a hand in this year’s event.� There will be no rest for the teams as the next step is to gear up for 2011, starting with next month’s meeting and kick-off party. All meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month, with tentative plans for this year’s meetings to be held at The Christmas Place. Committee meetings start at 5:30 p.m., and team meetings at 6:30. Before the year is up, however, the committee thanked its sponsors and presented awards for a job well done. Sponsors recognized include: Blalock Company, Home Federal, LeConte Medical Center, Mountain National Bank, Tanger Outlets, Tennessee State Bank, Thompson Cancer Survival Center, East Tennessee Radio Group, Cherokee Group and The The Spa at Bear Run Falls 865-908-1342

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Sue Evelyn McCall Smith, age 68, passed away Monday, August 16, 2010, at her home on Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents Everett Lee McCall and Thelma Estelle Wear McCall, her husband Ronald McCarter Smith, and brothers Wallace Wear McCall and Jimmy Edward McCall. Born in Asheville, NC, Sue was raised in Sevier County, Tennessee, and attended Sevier County High School. Sue and her husband Ronnie had a true entrepreneurial spirit and working together established and operated several businesses: North American Van Lines Long Distance Movers, Blades and Bullets in the Red Roof Mall, Smith Coastal Gas Station, and Mountain Echo Laundromat and MiniStorage on Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge, TN. She is survived by her son Mitchell Shae Smith of Pigeon Forge; daughter Angela Kay Smith Stallings of Sevierville; grandson Matthew David Stallings and his wife Heather Ann Moul Stallings; her only great-grandson Robby Ray Stallings, all of Sevierville; sister Betty McCall Williams and husband Donald of Cookeville, TN; and nieces and nephews Constance Smutz, Jimmy Edward McCall II, Aaron Smutz, Donna Budai, Vicki Heller, Kathy Wilson, Sharon Newman, Tim Williams, and Beth Woodward. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2010, at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Family and friends will meet at 3 p.m. Friday in Shiloh Cemetery in Pigeon Forge for graveside service and interment. A memorial register is available online at www. atchleyfuneralhome.com

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Lew Lee Stamm, 71 of Seymour, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. He was a member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville. Survivors: brothers, Jim and Joe; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Sherry Stamm; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Kenneth Mears; son, Lewis George Stamm III; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Greg Jones; son, Michael Stamm; daughter, Grace Stamm; step-children Fe’, Kate, C.J., Ben; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. He was an artist, illustrator and designer who resided in Sevier County since 1968. Many of his art and design works can be seen at local attractions. Memorial service is 7 p.m. Thursday Aug. 19 at Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, 4615 Asheville Highway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Road Ministries at 4100 Fulton Road, Corryton, TN 37721.

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College n Small business division: The Barn Owl, Dr. Bozeman, Norma Dan Motel-The Monkeys n Large business division: Tennessee State Bank, The Christmas Place, The Mountain Press Club awards: n $5,000 Club: Wears Valley United Methodist Church, The Old Mill, Friends of Relay, The Dress Barn, Citizens National Bank n $7,500 Club: Mountain Valley Winery, The Mountain Press, Norma Dan Motel-The Monkeys, Dr. Bozeman n $10,000 Club: The Christmas Place, BankEast n $15,000 Club: Smoky Mountain Cancer Support Group, Barn Owl n $20,000 Club: Walmart Heroes #578 n $25,000 Club: Tennessee State Bank Top overall fundraising awards n Individual, Earl Gibson, Walmart Heroes #578 n Team, Tennessee State Bank The awards presented to the teams and individuals who make up Sevier County Relay For Life are a small token of appreciation for all the work they do every year in the fight against cancer. “Each year we try to make Relay a great experience for the teams, community and, of course, cancer survivors and caregivers,� Kurtz said. “I’ve learned a great deal and hope next year will be just as successful. Any individuals or businesses wishing to receive information about joining or forming a team, please feel free to call me at 908-5789.� The 2011 event is set for May 20-21 at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge. Upcoming fundraisers for the 2011 Relay For Life include the Sun & Moon Challenge at county schools in October and a Mini-Relay Nov. 6 at Sevierville Middle School.

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said. “He owes money to the city and the taxpayers of Gatlinburg. We’ll pursue it and file a lawsuit if we have to, and it appears in this case we will.� The Moores could not be reached for comment. Phone numbers for Celebrate Santa! are not in service and they did not respond to an e-mail from The Mountain Press. Moore issued a promissory note on March 10, 2010, saying he would pay the city $69,080 by June 10. Tourism Director David Perella said the city went ahead with this year’s event despite being owed money from 2009 because so many festival attendees had already booked trips and made plans. In April, the city sent a statement about the debt to some Internet sites for professional Santa portrayers. City officials also commented on the matter in a story that ran in The Mountain Press. Perella said the statements were issued after officials saw complaints aimed at the city on some of the Web sites, claiming Gatlinburg had raised rates on the festival and treated the organization unfairly. Moore has said he was not responsible for those complaints, and that during the events the city “handled everything beautifully,� but that the city’s statement hindered his efforts to get sponsors who would help pay the bills. After the deadline of the promissory note passed, the city gave Moore until July 22 to make full payment. The Moores have sent the city a letter in which they blame the city for their inability to make payments. “We would have hoped that you exercise the same professionalism as we have and not made rash or undocumented comments, let alone airing private financial information and agreements to the public,� the letter said, later adding, “Because of your many statements and accusations, it has certainly set us back in securing the funding we have sought.� The letter says if the Moores are forced to seek bankruptcy protection they will also “seek punitive damages for interfering with our commerce.� Some of the Santa portayers who attended the event have called The Mountain Press since the festival to say that the Moores don’t represent most Santa portrayers and to question where the money went. Richard Jones of Fort Worth, Texas, said he attended this year’s event. For most portrayers, playing the part of Santa isn’t a business. It’s a hobby, and an expensive one, he said. Jones said he paid Celebrate Santa for classes and other expenses, and that he didn’t get everything originally promised. For one thing, he said, attendees had been promised buffet style meals but when they arrived were given vouchers for meals. “I just wondered why he couldn’t pay his bills since we were paying ... to be there,� he said.

By ERIC GORSKI AP Education Writer Average scores on the ACT college entrance exam inched downward this year, yet slightly more students who took the test proved to be prepared for college, according to a report released Wednesday. The findings sound contradictory. But the exam’s authors point to a growing and more diverse group of test-takers — many are likely scoring lower overall, but more are also meeting benchmarks used to measure college readiness. Last spring’s high-school seniors averaged a composite score of 21.0 on the test’s scale of 1 to 36, down slightly from 21.1 last year and the lowest score of the last five years.

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Kimberly Gurley. “We try to get the calendars out to them and let them know about the services the center offers, like bingo, crafting and woodworking.� Diana Ferguson and her husband, Frank, read about SOS in the newspaper and were interested to learn more. “We had actually watched the senior center being built, and at first we thought it was an assisted living home. I found out that it wasn’t from a neighbor who had taken a class there.� “We both have a giving nature and wanted to give back to the community,�

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Leonard said. In particular, there is considerable interest in determining whether Reagan — who apparently had some health problems — died before or after falling into one of the compost plant’s digesters. Leonard said he and his staff are as interested as anyone to hear the results of the probe. With guidelines intended to keep workers safe already in place before Reagan’s death, officials with SSW are waiting for the information from the Occupational Safety folks to determine what more can or should be done. “Right now we’ve kind of just got to wait and see what we can do,� Leonard said. “We’re discussing things to see if there is anything we can do to improve safety at the plant. That’s a discussion we have each day.� For the time-being, no one is filling the position Reagan held. He disappeared while on the job July 22. After several days of searching, emergency responders found Reagan’s body inside

At the same time, 24 percent of ACT-tested students met or surpassed all four of the test’s benchmarks measuring their preparedness for college English, reading, math and science. That is up from 23 percent last year and 21 percent in 2006. Although that still shows three in four test-takers will likely need remedial help in at least one subject to succeed in college, ACT officials are encouraged to see improvement as ever-larger numbers of students take the exam. “It’s slow progress,� said Cynthia Schmeiser, president and chief operating officer of ACT’s education division. “We are headed in the right direction.� Schmeiser highlighted slight gains in math and science readiness, traditional weak spots for

Psychology 101. The ACT report found a combined total of 43 percent of testtakers met either none (28 percent) or only one (15 percent) of the four college readiness benchmarks. A record 1.57 million students, or 47 percent of this year’s high school graduates, took the ACT. That’s a 30 percent increase from five years ago. The SAT remains the most common college entrance exam, though the rival ACT has nearly caught up in popularity. Most colleges accept either, and a growing minority no longer requires either one. SAT results are due out Sept. 13. The ACT is growing as more states require it for all high school seniors, meaning test-takers are not just the college-bound.

The new SOS graduates completed 20 hours of training and are required to volunteer at least four hours each month. “As soon as we have enough volunteers for another class, we’ll start training,� Yarber said. She reported that due to the outreach of volunteers, one man had recently been placed in adult protective care — so his family would no longer be taking advantage of his finances. “You are making a difference,� she told them. Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press Yarber also urges peoSenior Outreach Sevier Volunteer Voordinator Michelle Dresch introple to contact the Office duces the fifth graduating class of the program, bringing up the numon Aging at 453-8080 if ber of volunteers to 21. they know of anyone “who Frank added. “(The train- the lookout for, like drug “We all know how seniors needs a helping hand.� ing) covers a variety of abuse, or if they even have fall through the cracks. We n ebrown@themountainpress.com things we should be on medication available. just want to help.� the digester, a machine that tumbles the county’s waste until it is broken down to usable compost. The plant remained closed until just a week ago Wednesday, with the big bay doors down for weeks and trash-hauling trucks diverted to dump their loads into the landfill. Since the facility reopened, the driver of a loader that pushes the refuse into the digesters has been directing traffic into the facility and doing his best to fill in on Reagan’s other tasks. Among those, and the only reason Reagan would have been anywhere near an area where his body could end up in the digester, is checking the waste stream for prohibited materials. Workers on what’s called the tipping floor, the area where the trucks tip their loads out, do a visual check of the piles of trash to ensure those items don’t end up in the digesters. That’s because things like tires, hoses, wires, bungee cords, carpet and other construction waste can cause the digesters to malfunction or even be damaged if they end up inside.

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Workers have to pull the materials out and pile them up to be taken to another area that can handle them. “It’s just stuff that does not belong in a garbage can or in the digesters,� Leonard said. “This is the biggest problem — these things that come in that aren’t supposed to be there.� The easiest solution to the danger of having workers on the tipping floor would be to be able to eliminate those problematic items from the waste stream. Unfortunately, people continue to dump the wrong things into local receptacles, despite numerous attempts by SSW to educate local residents about what should and should not be put into the trash. One possible way to eliminate the need for a staff member patrolling the tipping floor Leonard is considering is installing cameras that can watch what is being dumped in the building, allowing a remote

inspector to stop problem materials from getting in the digesters. However, it’s not yet clear if that type of system is feasible or if it would even allow enough visual access to prevent the prohibited items from moving through the system. “We don’t know if it would work, but it’s worth a shot,� Leonard said. SSW has also received inquiries from companies that investigate accidents at green technology centers, which the compost plant’s recycling 70 to 80 percent of

the county’s waste qualifies it as, and recommend safety improvements that could prevent future problems. As for the staff at the plant, Leonard said some of them have really struggled with the loss, though he believes they’ve been helped a great deal by counselors the Pigeon Forge Fire Department brought in immediately after the accident. “I think everybody is holding up pretty well,� he said. n dhodges@themountainpress.com


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Blalock & Sons has expedited its plan to shift southbound traffic from Gist Creek Road to Allensville Road. The contractor will close the right southbound lane of Highway 66 from Douglas Dam Road to Allensville Road from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. today. Crews must also close Gist Creek Road at 66 today from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.; Gist Creek Road traffic will be detoured to Old Knoxville Highway. Southbound traffic will be on the new outside lanes by 6 a.m. Friday.

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The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host the first “Capitol Connection: Update from the U.S. Chamber” luncheon on Tuesday at Calhoun’s Banquet Hall. The speaker will be Southeastern Regional Director Moore Hallmark of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., and the program will start at noon. Advance reservations are required. The cost is $15 per Chamber member, and $25 for others. For reservations call the Gatlinburg Chamber at 436-4178.

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SCHS Class of 2000 reunion set for Oct. 16 Sevier County High School class of 2000 reunion is 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at River Plantation Conference Center, 1004 Parkway in Sevierville. The cost is $50 per couple, $35 per person. RSVP on or before Sept. 30 to SCHS Class of 2000 Reunion, P. O. Box 4067, Sevierville, TN 37864. Participants may also plan to attend the SCHS Homecoming football game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. For further information, 2000bears@gmail.com or on facebook.

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The principal of a Knox County school has returned to hugs and high-fives six months after being wounded during a shooting at the school. Elisa Luna greeted students at Inskip Elementary School on Tuesday. It was reported Luna and assistant principal Amy Brace, who was also wounded in the Feb. 10 attack, welcomed students back on the first day of the new school year. Brace returned to full time status Tuesday. Former fourth-grade teacher Mark Foster awaits trial in the shooting. Authorities allege Foster shot the administrators after being told his teaching contract would not be renewed.

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to adopt electric vehicles once laws are in place to make their development, purchase and regular use more attainable.” Congressional committees are now reviewing the Promoting Electric Vehicles Act. Communities would be chosen from competitive applications, and grants would help them develop charging stations, offer consumer incentives and shift government fleets to plug-in electric vehicles. “If we could get grants to do the infrastructure in

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“He is thinking like a lawyer and not like an American, making declarations without America’s best interest in mind.” — Andrew Harris, a Republican running for Congress in Maryland against first-term Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil, on President Barack Obama’s support of building a mosque near ground zero in New York

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On Aug. 19, 1960, a tribunal in Moscow convicted American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage, two days after his 31st birthday. (Although sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment, Powers was returned to the United States in 1962 as part of a prisoner exchange.) n

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The public is invited to attend the 75th anniversary rededication of Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Sept. 2. Park officials have identified a 2,000-person capacity for the event at Newfound Gap. The program will mirror the original 1940 dedication and includes special guests and an impressive slate of dignitaries who will take part in the rededication. n

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ogy needed to make electric cars and other nonfossil fuel sources of energy available to the masses.” Nissan North America Inc. broke ground near Nashville in May for a lithium-ion battery plant as part of a plan to build a five-passenger all-electric car, the Leaf, and create up to 1,300 jobs. The plant is part of a $1.7 billion investment to start production of the Leaf in 2012. Most of the investment comes from a federal loan aimed at fostering energy independence.

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Norwegian divers with video equipment went down to the sunken Russian submarine Kursk in a final attempt to find survivors trapped for a week, even though Russian officials said all 118 seamen aboard were probably dead. n

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“A mere madness, to live like a wretch and die rich.” — Robert Burton, English author (15771640).

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NEW YORK — Jenny McCarthy is officially off the market. The former Playboy model is dating Jason Toohey, a former fitness model, her rep confirmed to People magazine. The pair have been McCarthy dating for about two months — and already live together. The couple have a house in Las Vegas. Toohey resides in Las Vegas and once starred as a pirate in Treasure Island’s “Sirens of TI” show. He is also the founder of Eyedews, an under-eye mask treatment.


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Obama sells privatization demagoguery Last weekend, President Obama pandered for votes by trashing Social Security privatization. “I’d have thought that debate would’ve been put to rest once and for all by the financial crisis we’ve just experienced,” Obama said. “(N)o one would want to place bets with Social Security on Wall Street” (http:// tinyurl.com/28mkgqs). Such demagoguery sells. It’s probably been poll-tested. Many Americans fear privatizing anything they’ve come to view as government work. They object to privately managed roads, independent charter schools, private prisons, etc., despite private companies’ repeated success at providing better service while lowering costs. Private retirement accounts seem particularly threatening. Rep. Paul Ryan includes a version in his budget-reform package (http://tinyurl.com/2u6jaw7). But as The Washington Post said, “(F)ew GOP lawmakers today support the idea....” What a shame. Social Security is popular but unsustainable. Its commitments over the next 75 years exceed its expected revenue by $5.3 trillion (http://tinyurl.com/29nclg7). Politicians know this, but pander anyway. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused Sharron Angle, who’s challenging Reid’s re-election bid in Nevada, of “raiding” the Social Security trust fund because Angle has talked about phasing out Social Security. There are two problems with that statement — as Reid must know: First, there never has been a trust fund! Your FICA tax payments were not saved or invested. Social Security transferred them to current retirees. Second, in return for IOUs, Congress raided Social Security’s budget surplus every year and spent like any other tax revenue. Now the days of surplus are over. Unless benefits are cut and the retirement age is raised, the deficits will only grow. When Social Security passed in 1935, most Americans died before age 65. There were many workers and few retirees. Ten years later, there were still almost 42 workers for each retiree. Five years afterward, the ratio slipped to about 17 to 1. Now it’s 3.4 to 1. Thirty years from now, the ratio is projected to be 2 to 1 (http://tinyurl.com/7zpktt). That won’t work. Workers cannot afford to give up half their earnings to pay others’ retirement benefits. It would be far better to begin partial privatization now. But what about Obama’s point that President George W. Bush’s privatization plan would have been a disaster because the market crashed? Obama is just wrong. For one thing, under the privatization plans backed by the Cato Institute and others (http://tinyurl. com/28t2xju), retirees and near-retirees wouldn’t have been affected by the 2008 stock-market decline. Only younger workers would have diverted some of their money from government to capital markets. They would have had time to recover (unless government continued to screw up and cripple the private sector). Second, even with the 2008 decline, the picture is not nearly as bad as Obama implies. Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute ran the numbers (http:// tinyurl.com/2wqtdd7) for a hypothetical worker who retired in 2008, right after the market crash, after a career under a partially privatized Social Security program. “A typical retiree in 2008 would be entitled to a traditional Social Security benefit of around $15,700 per year,” Biggs writes. “For workers who chose personal accounts, this traditional benefit would be reduced by around $7,800. However, the worker’s personal account balance of $161,500 would pay an annual annuity benefit of around $10,100. This $2,300 net benefit increase would raise total Social Security benefits by around 15 percent.” No can say the future will be like the past, but we know what the future of the government’s scheme holds: postponed retirement and/or reduced benefits and/or crushing taxes and (most likely, I think) a near-worthless dollar because politicians will print money to “keep” their deceitful pension promises.Privatization is better. Everything that works well comes from the private sector. Obama is irresponsible to campaign against that. There’s no ideal fix. But our best hope is separation of economy and government. — John Stossel hosts a show on the Fox Business Channel and is the author of “Myth, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel — Why Everything You Know is Wrong.” (C)2009 JFS Productions Inc.

Editorial

Filling space Election Commission deserves top consideration for filling vacant buildings While many local governments scramble to find enough space for their employees — governments never seem to shrink; they always expand — Sevier County has a different dilemma. It has the old library and the old hospital empty, plus offices clamoring to fill them. Chief among the crowded offices in need of more space is the Election Commission, which can easily justify a move to roomier surroundings. This key branch of county government has to have more space for its workers and for storage. Voting records are not only of critical importance, they are essential. The Election Commission quarters inside the courthouse are simply insufficient, given the number of employees, the functions of the office and the filing cabinets, some of which are in a basement with treacherous access at best. Allen Newton and his staff at the Sevier County Economic Development Council have been charged with deciding which offices should go in which

empty buildings, and reporting back to the County Commission committee that will evaluate the findings. Behind the scenes, many officials are probably pushing for their share of the vacancy pie. There are some worthy contenders, but none that can show the need any stronger than the Election Commission. Originally, the plan was to move the Election Commission to the Voting Machine Warehouse on Dolly Parton Parkway, renovating and expanding that building to accommodate the move. Anyone who has taken part in early voting knows this is a dangerous place to enter and leave. The parkway is busy, and one wonders how many people choose not to vote early because they fear the traffic problems. That leaves the old library on Court Avenue and the old hospital on Middle Creek, both of which are available, though in need of some maintenance and renovation. There is nothing magical about all

of county government being located in the core of downtown Sevierville. In many counties you’ll find the court offices and courtrooms some distance away from the courthouse in a judicial center. There is no reason certain offices have to be close to the courthouse. Consideration should be given to how many people need to visit, the parking availability, ease of access and security. It’s for sure the staff of the Election Commission would be willing to move to Newfound Gap if it meant adequate space and sufficient public access. Short of that, Newton and his department should give strongest consideration to a new home for the Election Commission ahead of almost any other county office. This can’t be about who yells the loudest or who has the best connections, and there is some reason to think that might matter — there is certainly a political aspect to space allocations. This should be about how the public and the workers are best served.

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Public forum Billions go missing, wars keep going on in our troubling times

Editor: These are troubled times in America. The economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, to name a few. Back in the year 2000, none of this existed. Times were great with near full employment, cheap fuel, budget surpluses, and a healthy stock market. The U.S. was the only world super power. Then the events of 9/11 occurred, and thus the turn for the worse. Ten years later, America is in a death spiral. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are especially troubling. America has now been at war for eight years with a cost of some $1 trillion to date making it the most costly and lengthy war in its history, with no end in sight. The Republican administration was defeated almost two years ago on a promise from this president to end the war. Instead, President Obama has been given hundreds of billions of dollars and tens of thousands more troops to extend the war from Iraq into Afghanistan. The latest word is that the U.S. will always

have a presence in the Middle East possibly spreading into Pakistan and Yemen, at least until we need no further oil. In 2009, only 32 Democrats from the House voted against funding the war further. Makes you wonder who really runs America, and what influences are at work. Under the Bush Administration, $11 billion went missing during the Iraq war. Recently, $8 billion went missing under the Obama Administration during the Afghanistan campaign. How does $19 billion go unaccounted for? Originally, the plan was to capture Osama bin Laden. Remember him? The U.S. has sent 150,000 troops along with thousands of coalition troops to help find him. In addition, the Iraqi police and army along with the Afghani police and army, and Pakistan militia, have been enlisted to help capture him. Furthermore, the U.S. has employed military technology in the billions of dollars including drones, satellites and night vision. With a million dollar bounty on this man, you’d think one of his poor subordinates would turn him in. Is he really directing the war from a cave?

Of intrigue, though, is who is funding the Taliban and al Qaida, our purported enemies. Not only who, but how? Surely there must be a money trail and culprits to fight all the U.S. resources being invested in the region. This war has gone on this long with just road side bombs and sniper rifles? Could the U.S. be funding both sides inadvertently? The recent leaks of 106,000 military documents may shed some light on this quagmire, not unlike the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War. The commonality in both wars: A U.S. government influenced by corporate America. As a fourth-grader, I remember listening to a song called “Sink the Bismarck” by Johnny Horton. I don’t think the Taliban has anything like the Bismarck. The Nazis and the Japanese were a real enemy, fully equipped for warfare and millions of well-armed soldiers. We were able to defeat five million Nazis in just 11 months from D-Day on, and put an end to Hitler at a time when the U.S. population was only 132 million people. My question is “What in the world are we doing?” Michael Wood Sevierville

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Young Lady Tigers growing up quick By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer PIGEON FORGE — After losing 16 players from last year’s team, the perennial District 3-A/AA champion Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers soccer team is young but growing up quick under seventh-year girls’ soccer coach Billy Moseley. “I may have six freshmen starting for me this year, but I feel like they’re learning quick and they can contribute to our team this year,” said Moseley, whose Lady Tigers have won the district title for five-consecutive seasons. “We may be a year away, but I believe these girls will just get better and better as the season progresses, and we’ll be a team that gets better every single week. “As the season goes along, I believe these girls can compete in our district.”

With Gibbs and Knoxville Carter perennial challengers for the district crown, and a young and talented Gatlinburg-Pittman program on the rise, Moseley knows his team has a long way to go to win its sixthstraight championship. But with senior captains Kelsey Brooks and Autumn Wilkinson — along with seniors Amber Fair, Olivia Frost, Sydney Brown and Cassi Privett — the Lady Tigers shouldn’t be written off for a six-peat. “Kelsey and Autumn are my captains, and both of those girls love soccer,” said Moseley. “When there is something to be done, or if somebody is slacking, they’re always ones to give motivation in a positive way to try to help. “They understand that we are a team, and that we have to work together as See LADY TIGERS, Page A9

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Pigeon Forge senior midfielder Kelsey Brooks fires off a shot at Gatlinburg-Pittman last season.

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Fast start a must for Titans after 0-6 woes last season By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer

with the Vikings. In a scene nearly identical to his arrival last August, Favre took a private plane from Hattiesburg on Tuesday, was followed by news helicopters from a suburban airport to the team headquarters and was greeted by dozens of fans and media members upon his arrival. “Helicopters acting like they are following O.J.,” tight end Visanthe Shiancoe tweeted. “Where is the bronco.” The big difference between this year and last year? His signing with the Vikings — Green Bay’s bitter NFC North rival — was a stunner after he tormented Minnesota for so long as a member of the Packers. This time around, virtually everyone expected the quarterback who flirts with quitting every summer to return. Favre’s latest dalliance centered on the ankle that was injured in New Orleans and needed surgery. This is the third straight year the Vikings have dealt with questions about Favre, so they weren’t convinced he was done. Now it’s time to see if the old man can do it all again. The gray-haired Favre turned in one of the best seasons in a terrific career last

NASHVILLE — The Titans have had trouble with consistency the last two years. Tennessee has started fast and fizzled and have stumbled woefully out the gate before finishing strong. Tennessee opened the 2008 season winning its first 10 games only to blow home-field advantage with a playoff loss. The Titans followed up with an 0-6 start, but did make NFL history — becoming the first team to finish .500 after such a woeful start. The Titans won eight of 10 to finish 8-8 last year. Now they need to put two good halves together — start fast and finish strong. Defensive tackle Tony Brown said he’s seen players committed to returning to what he called “Titans football” since the offseason started back in March. “The sky’s the limit for this team,” Brown said. “Right now we don’t want to talk about playoffs or Super Bowl because we’ve never done it around here. ... We know we have a pretty good team. We just have to go out and display it.” Coach Jeff Fisher, entering his league-leading 16th straight season with this team, says what the Titans have to do is simple. “We need to get off to a good start this year,” Fisher said. That’s why Fisher tweaked his preseason schedule yet again, putting his team on the field at high-noon to sessions under the lights at night to simulate kickoffs. The Titans are studying a couple more upcoming opponents a little bit more, including the Oakland Raiders before the season opener Sept. 12. They also got younger, letting four starters leave including key leaders in center Kevin Mawae, linebacker Keith Bulluck and end Kyle Vanden Bosch. Tennessee now has 10 players in camp 30 years or older including kicker Rob Bironas (32) and backup quarterback Kerry Collins (37). Fullback Ahmard Hall (30) is the only starter in that group. It won’t be easy. The Titans go into the season tied with Houston for the league’s toughest schedule based on opponents’ winning percentage in 2009 at .547. “It’s all about us,” Vince Young said. “We’ve got to go out and take care of our responsibilities.” Young is back as the starter after coming off the bench to oversee that winning finish and improving to 26-13 as a starter. The Titans also have Chris Johnson, the NFL Offensive Player of the Year back looking to become the first in league history to string together consecutive 2,000-yard rushing seasons in his quest for Eric Dickerson’s league rushing record. Together, Johnson and Young helped the Titans rank second in the NFL in averaging 162 yards per game. Young had his best passer rating yet at 82.8, and receivers Nate Washington and Kenny Britt are much more comfortable in their second season with this team. “We feel like we’re equipped at those positions to score points,” Fisher said. “We’re didn’t set our goals to go out and win 13-10. We want to increase our points per game. At the same time, we gave up way too many points per game last year. We need to improve both those areas.” This is the first time since 2007 that Fisher has had both his coordinators back from the previous season, and offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger has worked all offseason to rev up a unit that averaged 27 points per game with Young at starter. Defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil’s challenge is bigger, replacing three starters and improving the defense against the pass. The Titans gave up 258.7 yards passing per game, a figure inflated by a 59-0 loss at New England.

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Vikings QB Brett Favre throws a pass during training camp Wednesday in Eden Prairie, Minn. After staying away from training camp, Favre was practicing less than 24 hours after the team sent three of his closest friends to Mississippi to bring him back following another summer of indecision.

Favre comes back for Vikings By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The lure of playing in another Super Bowl brought Brett Favre back to the NFL — again. Favre joined his Minnesota Vikings teammates at practice Wednesday. The three-time MVP wore a helmet, shoulder pads and red quarterback’s jersey as he worked out with Minnesota for the first time since getting battered by New Orleans as the Vikings lost the NFC championship game in January. “As we were driving on that last drive it seemed like it was destiny — for us,” said Favre, whose interception in the final minute ended that march and the Vikings never got the ball in overtime. “I was so close, so close to getting these guys to the Super Bowl. “I owe it to this organization to give it one more try.” Not that coming back for a 20th season was a simple decision. “I could make a case for both playing, not playing,” Favre said. “This is a very good football team, the chances here are much greater than other places. From that standpoint, it was always going to be easier (to return). “Part of me said it was such a great year, it would be easy

to say, ’Hey can’t play any better, why even try?’ Then the other part is, ’Guys are playing on a high level. Why don’t I go back out?’ The expectations are high here, as they should be.” The expectations always are high for Favre, even at 40. He’s the NFL’s leader in nearly every significant passing category and the winningest regular-season quarterback ever. After staying away from training camp, as he’s done for much of the past two summers, Favre was practicing less than 24 hours after the team sent Steve Hutchinson, Jared Allen and Ryan Longwell — three of his closest friends — to Mississippi to bring him back. Favre underwent left ankle surgery on May 21 and just a few weeks ago texted several teammates and Vikings officials that he would not return because the recovery was slower than he expected. He’s back now. “There is nothing on me that’s 100 percent, there wasn’t anything that was 100 percent last year or the year before,” Favre said. “The surgery made me a little better. “I have played 309 straight games, I can’t complain.” Favre’s return to the field came on the one-year anniversary of the day he signed a two-year, $25 million contract


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year, throwing 33 touchdowns and only seven interceptions to lead the Vikings to the NFC North title. He passed for 310 yards and a touchdown against the Saints in the Superdome, but also threw an interception at the end of regulation that cost them a chance at a winning field goal that would have put Minnesota in the Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years. Now after being cajoled by Allen, Hutchinson and Longwell, Favre will have one more shot at redemption and a second Lombardi Trophy. Even though it was expected that he would be back, the same excitement as last year surrounded his return on Tuesday. Fans clogged Viking Drive, and police tried to control traffic and keep youngsters and television cameras from spilling onto the street. Last year, Childress picked up Favre from the airport. This year, Longwell was the chauffeur, and fans tried to mob his black BMW SUV as he pulled into the driveway at Winter Park. “Brett Favre for President!!� receiver Bernard Berrian tweeted.

a team, especially with all the new, young people that we have.� Along with the group of seniors, juniors Clare Johnson and Aricia Krahmer are expected to step up for the team this season. “All my seniors are out there giving 100 percent,� said Moseley. “And I expect Clare and Aricia to step their games up this year. “We need those girls to step their games up, because next year they have to become the leaders of the team.� After a 6-1 loss to Lenoir City in the girls’ first preseason scrimmage action, the Lady Tigers have won two straight, including a 5-2 win over Heritage and a 6-1 win over ChuckeyDoak. Pigeon Forge hosts a scrimmage 6 p.m. tonight against Grainger before opening the regular season with a 6 p.m. county rivalry match-up against the Sevier County High School Smoky Bearettes at the SCHS Soccer Complex on Tuesday of next week.

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Brett Favre He’ll have to settle for quarterback for now. Even though he will turn 41 in October, Favre doesn’t figure to need much time to get warmed up and ready for another season. He skipped all of training camp last year before unretiring and joining the Vikings. The three-time MVP then delivered a season even he didn’t expect. He set career bests in completion percentage (68.4), quarterback rating (107.2) and fewest interceptions, while throwing for 4,202 yards. The Vikings (12-4) earned a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs, and Favre became the first 40-year-old QB to win a playoff game with a four-touchdown performance against the Dallas Cowboys. One good omen for the Vikings in 2010: Favre ran — slowly — without a limp on Wednesday.

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Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher watches from the sidelines in an NFL preseason game against the Seahawks on Saturday in Seattle.

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But Tennessee drafted end Derrick Morgan, signed Brown to a new deal and brought in free agent ends Jason Babin and Raheem Brock. With tackle Jason Jones healed up from a shoulder injury that ended his 2009 season and promising Sen’Derrick Marks, the Titans hope to help their secondary with more quarterback pressures and sacks.

pro hardball W L Pct GB 70 49 .588 — 67 51 .568 2 1/2 59 60 .496 11 58 60 .492 11 1/2 51 68 .429 19

Cincinnati St. Louis Milwaukee Houston Chicago Pittsburgh

W L Pct GB 68 51 .571 — 65 53 .551 2 1/2 57 64 .471 12 52 66 .441 15 1/2 50 71 .413 19 40 79 .336 28

Central Division

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego 72 47 .605 — San Francisco 67 53 .558 5 1/2 Colorado 61 57 .517 10 1/2 Los Angeles 61 59 .508 11 1/2 Arizona 47 73 .392 25 1/2

——— Tuesday’s Games Florida 6, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 9, San Francisco 3 Atlanta 10, Washington 2 Houston 4, N.Y. Mets 3 San Diego 1, Chicago Cubs 0 Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 2 Cincinnati 6, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, Colorado 0 Wednesday’s Games Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 2 San Diego 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Florida at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Washington (Lannan 4-5) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 11-10), 1:05 p.m. San Diego (Latos 12-5) at Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 4-6), 2:20 p.m. Florida (West 0-2) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 7-11), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 8-8) at Philadelphia (Hamels 7-9), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Misch 0-1) at Houston (Norris 5-7), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Tr.Wood 3-1) at Arizona (J.Saunders 1-2), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 4-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 6-8), 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Atlanta at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Florida, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. American League East Division

Tampa Bay New York Boston Toronto Baltimore

W 74 73 68 63 42

L 46 46 52 57 78

Pct .617 .613 .567 .525 .350

GB — 1/2 6 11 32

Minnesota Chicago Detroit Kansas City Cleveland

W 69 65 58 50 49

L 50 54 61 69 70

Pct .580 .546 .487 .420 .412

Texas Los Angeles Oakland Seattle

W 67 60 59 47

L 52 60 60 73

Pct GB .563 — .500 7 1/2 .496 8 .392 20 1/2

West Division

GB — 4 11 19 20

——— Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Detroit 2 Seattle 4, Baltimore 0 Boston 6, L.A. Angels 0 Tampa Bay 10, Texas 1 Minnesota 7, Chicago White Sox 6, 10 innings Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1 Oakland 6, Toronto 2 Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay 8, Texas 6 Oakland 5, Toronto 4 Detroit at N.Y. Yanks, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at KC, 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Detroit (Porcello 5-10) at N.Y. Yanks (P.Hughes 14-5), 1:05 p.m. Texas (C.Lewis 9-9) at Baltimore (Matusz 4-12), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 12-8) at Boston (Beckett 3-2), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 11-9) at Minnesota (Pavano 15-7), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Talbot 8-10) at KC (Davies 6-7), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Sonnanstine 3-1) at Oakland (Cahill 12-5), 10:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Cleveland at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at N.Y. Yanks, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. White Sox at KC, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

Southern League North Division

W L Pct. GB x-Tennessee (Cubs) 33 18 .647 — Huntsville (Brewers) 27 24 .529 6 West Tenn (Mariners) 24 27 .471 9 Carolina (Reds) 23 28 .451 10 Chattanooga (Dodgers) 22 28 .440 10 1/2

South Division

W L Pct. GB x-Jacksonville (Marlins) 30 21 .588 — Mobile (D-backs) 28 22 .560 1 1/2 Montgomery (Rays) 24 27 .471 6 Mississippi (Braves) 23 28 .451 7 Birmingham (W. Sox) 20 31 .392 10

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NASCAR Irwin Tools Night Race Site: Bristol, Tenn. Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, noon-3:30 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN, 5:30-7 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. (ABC, 7-11 p.m.). Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (oval, 0.533 miles). Race distance: 500 miles, 266.5 laps. Last year: Kyle Busch completed a season sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway, holding off Mark Martin by 0.098 seconds in a frantic four-lap sprint. Last week: Points leader Kevin Harvick raced to his third victory of the season, passing Denny Hamlin with 11 laps to go at Michigan International Speedway. Harvick also won at Talladega and Daytona for Richard Childress Racing. Fast facts: Harvick has a 293-point lead over secondplace Jeff Gordon with three races left before the 10-race, 12-driver Chase. Hamlin and three-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson (fifth in the standings) lead the series with five victories, with each worth 10 bonus points when the points are reset for the Chase. Clint Bowyer is 12th, 35 points ahead of No. 13 Martin and 129 ahead of No. 17 Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... In March, Johnson won for the first time at Bristol, powering from sixth to first in three laps after a late four-tire stop. Tony Stewart finished second, and Kurt Busch was relegated to third after leading 278 laps. ... The race is the 100th Cup event at Bristol. Darrell Waltrip holds the track record with 12 victories, winning seven straight races from 1980-84. Gordon and Kurt Busch each have five Bristol wins to top the active drivers. Kyle Busch has won three of the last seven Bristol races. Next race: Emory Healthcare 500, Sept. 5, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga.

Online: http://www.nascar.com ——— NATIONWIDE Food City 250 Site: Bristol, Tenn. Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 10:30 a.m.-noon), qualifying (Speed, 4-5:30 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (ESPN, 7-10:30 p.m.). Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (oval, 0.533 miles). Race distance: 250 miles, 133.25 laps. Last year: David Ragan held off Roush Fenway teammate Carl Edwards in a two-lap sprint to the finish. Last week: Michigan driver Brad Keselowski won at Michigan International Speedway, holding off rival Edwards. Keselowski has four victories this year and leads the season standings, 347 points ahead of second-place Edwards. Fast facts: Kyle Busch has nine victories this season, one short of the series record he shares (2008) with Sam Ard (1983). Busch is second in series history with 39 victories — nine behind Mark Martin. Busch isn’t running for the championship after taking the season title last year. ... In March at the track, Justin Allgaier raced to his first NASCAR victory, holding off Keselowski in Penske Racing’s first 1-2 finish in the Nationwide Series. Keselowski won the August 2008 race. ... Kevin Harvick, the series leader with five Bristol victories, is skipping the race. Elliott Sadler will drive Kevin Harvick Inc.’s No. 33 Chevrolet. Next race: NAPA Auto Parts 200, Aug. 29, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal. Online: http://www.nascar.com ——— INDYCAR Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Site: Sonoma, Calif. Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (Versus, 6-7 p.m.); Sunday, race, 5:30 p.m. (Versus, 5-8

p.m.). Track: Infineon Raceway (road course, 2.303 miles). Race distance: 184.2 miles, 80 laps. Last year: Target Chip Ganassi’s Dario Franchitti raced to the fourth of his five 2009 victories en route to the season title, leading from start to finish. Last race: Franchitti won at Mid-Ohio on Aug. 8. The Indianapolis 500 winner in May, Franchitti tied Gordon Johncock for 12th place on the open-wheel victory list with 25. Series leader Will Power was second. Fast facts: Power leads the series with four victories — all on street and road courses — and tops the standings with 461 points. The Penske driver swept the seasonopening races in Sao Paulo and St. Petersburg and also won consecutive events at Watkins Glen and Toronto. ... Franchitti is second with 420 points. Next race: PEAK Antifreeze Indy 300, Aug. 28, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. Online: http://www.indycar. com ——— FORMULA ONE Next race: Belgian Grand Prix, Aug. 29, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, SpaFrancorchamps, Belgium. Last race: Mark Webber won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Aug. 1 for his fourth victory of the year, taking advantage of a penalty against Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel. Webber took the lead in the series standings, four points ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton. Vettel was given a drive-through penalty for fall-

ing more than 10 car-lengths behind the safety car. ——— NHRA FULL THROTTLE Next event: Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Sept. 1-6, O’Reilly Raceway Park, Clermont, Ind. Last event: Top Fuel points leader Larry Dixon remained perfect in final-round appearances in 2010 by defeating Cory McClenathan at the Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. Bob Bode (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won. Online: http://www.nhra.com ——— OTHER RACES AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES: American Le Mans Series powered by eStar, Sunday (Speed, 3-6 p.m.), Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis. Online: http://www. americanlemans.com ARCA RE/MAX SERIES: Allen Crowe 100, Sunday, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Macon, Ill. Online: http:// www.arcaracing.com U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Silver Crown, Tony Bettenhausen 100, Saturday, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Macon, Ill.; Sprint Car, Sunday, Winchester Speedway, Winchester, Ind. Online: http://www.usacracing.com WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car, Magic City Showdown, FridaySaturday, Nodak Speedway, Minot, N.D.; Late Model, Thursday, Rolling Wheels Raceway, Elbridge, N.Y., and Friday-Saturday, Mohawk International Raceway, Akwesasne, N.Y. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws. com

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Garage/Estate Sales

Moving Sale-Fri & Sat Decor & gift items, dishes, baby girl clths, furn, Iron UT frpl screen, Tiki bar wear, much more. 1608 Rivergate, Sevierville.

Multi Family Yard Sale off Boyds Creek Hwy on McCroskey Island Rd. Thurs, Fri & Sat 8am-? RAIN/SHINE, GARAGE/YARD SALE Thur, Fri, Sat, 9-5, 625 Shiloh Dr. Kokak. 139 E off Hwy 66, 2mi, turn on Roberts Rd, go 1 mi Turn on Shiloh Dr. Top of Hill Yard Sale 1st time this year. Back-to-school clothes & more. Bluegrass rd behind SCHS. Thur & Fri.

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Assistant Manager Position needed for the Sevierville Branch of World Finance Corporation. We offer a competitive salary and a fringe benefit package. Valid drivers license and auto with current insurance required. All interested applicants bring resume to: 970 Dolly Parton Pkwy Sevierville, TN 37862. No phone calls please. Riverwalk Apartments is looking for a full time leasing consultant. Must be a people person and highly self motivated. Job would include, general office duties, answering the phone, light computer, show and lease Apts. Must work weekends. Please call 865-429-2962 Maintenance man needed for condo project. Serious inquires only. Full time year round employment. Experience required. Please call 436-3547 ext 121 to set up interview. Need Person or Housekeeping Service to clean 4BR & 1BR condos located on Dollywood Ln. Call 865-765-5303 NOW HIRING Gatlinburg Package Store. Sale/Stock position. Full time. Year round. Please call 436-7806 to apply in person between 10am-4pm.

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Garage/Estate Sales

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. RESORT POSITIONS AVAILABLE FRONT DESK PERSONNEL, Friendly, customer-service oriented people for a large resort. 6am until 2pm and 2pm until 10pm shifts available.

3 Family Garage Sale, Thur & Fri, 9-?. Behind Ruby Tuesdays in PF. Follow signs. Furn, clthing-infant to plus, toys, hshld, too much to mention.

MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL General maintenanceGrounds and Certified AC Tech first shift positions.

Furniture, collectibles, misc. Majestic Meadows Subdivision off Boyds Creek Fri & Sat 9-3

Apply in person at Gatlinburg Town Square/Village Hotel at 515 Historic Nature Trail. Phone 865-436-1008 Managed by Summer Bay Resorts. All positions: benefits, paid vacation, health, optical and dental insurance available. Competitive wages. An equal opportunity employer, Drug Free Workplace

Fri & Sat 8-4. Inside Moving Sale. Dining table/chairs, recliner, kitchen appl, side-table, bkcases, some collectibles, etc. 531 High St. #3. Across from Sev Middle School

Garage Sale 3149 Clover Circle off Boyds Creek Hwy Fri & Sat 9am-? HH items, furniture, clothes all sizes, toys, rims & wheels, motorcycle & car. This is the Sale of the Year!!

Garage Sale, Wed, Thur, Fri, 2938 Village Lane off Wears Valley Rd. Lots of everything.

Garage Sale Friday the 20th & Saturday the 21st, off of East Union Valley in King View.

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Machinery & Tools

Now Hiring truck driver, 1yr flat-bed experience. If interested call Mike at 453-7200.

Lift Genie, model 1930. 160 hours. 500lb capacity. Raises 19ft. $3,000. 865-809-5434.

Award winning Clarion looking for dependable customer service oriented personnel. Full time Front Desk & Night Audit Please apply in person Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-4p.m. Clarion Inn & Suites, 1100 Parkway, Gat.

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Hotel/Motel

CLARION INN WILLOW RIVER now hiring front desk agent. Computer skills, customer service, good work record. Apply in person 1990 Windfield Dunn Pkwy. Sevierville (Hwy 66). Cobbly Nob Rentals is now hiring Front Desk Clerk. Will work around college schedule. Please apply in person at 3722 E Parkway, Gatlinburg. Drug Free Workplace. Front Desk-full-time & Maintenance Man on premises needed. Please apply within. Red Roof Inn & Suites. 401 Hemlock St, Gat. Local resort now hiring Part-time Housekeepers. $9+/hr, Must be able to work weekends and have dependable transportation. Experience preferred. Applications are available at 746 Ski Mountain Road, Gatlinburg or resumes can be faxed to 865-436-4657. MasterCorp Inc., is hiring Housekeepers and Part Time Laundry Personnel. We offer excellent wages, training, and weekly pay. Must be able to work weekends. Call 865-621-7128 NOW HIRING for Experienced Front Desk Clerk and Housekeepers. Apply in person at Red Roof Inn, Pigeon Forge. Park Tower Inn now hiring Housekeepers. Apply in person 201 Sharon Dr, PF. Part-Time Front Desk, Apply in person. Must have experience. Smoky Meadows Lodge 2809 Pkwy. Pigeon Forge.

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Restaurant

Now accepting applications for team members & shift managers. PF location. All shifts. Apply online at: apply.bojangles.com. EOE drug free workplace.

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Child Care

HILLTOP CHILD DEVELOPMENT CTR. now accepting all ages and also enrolling pre-K program. Call 428-2440.

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Businesses for Sale

FOR SALE OR LEASE

Boyds Creek Market & Deli

Also Garage available.

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Household Goods

For Sale-Leather & fabric easy chair. Custom made. A Must See- $400. 4 green glass-top tables, very nice-$100ea or $300 for all. 2 sea grass rugs, green brdrs, 6x9-$100, 3x5-$50. 865-08-2352

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Furniture

New 4pc.

Bedroom Group

Dresser, mirror, 4 Drawer chest, headboard. $399 Cagles Furniture and Appliances

453-0727

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SALES CLERK $10/hr. Lid'l Dolly's Light #4, PF WAREHOUSE & STOCK $10/hr. LID'L DOLLY'S LIGHT 4 PF

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Unfurnished Apartments

RIVERWALK - Sevierville

AFFORDABLE LUXURY APARTMENTS

Misc. Items for Sale

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

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Unfurnished Apartments

1 & 2 Bedroom near G’burg

$450 & up Discount on 1st month’s rent. 865-430-9671 865-228-7533 423-276-5678

TVA Energy Efficient for Low Cost Electric 1 BR/1 BA - 784 Sq. Ft. 2 BR/2 BA - 1114 Sq. Ft. $545 to $735 Screened Porches Professional Decor & Colors Washer/Dryer Connections or Use our on-site laundry Skylights & Vaulted Ceilings Some Pets Welcome Furnished Corporate Suites Available

Visit us at 240 Riverwalk Dr. 429-4470 www.seviervilleapartments.com Newly remodeled - 2BR/1BA Apartments. Near Dollywood. 865-712-4545. On Lake! 1BR Townhome. Electric/H20 included. $150 wk+dep. 865-307-2882

BOB RENTS

2BR/1BA, 4x8 storage room, ground level, in Sev. $500/mo + dep. Short or long term lease avail. 2 weeks Free Rent. Call 423-619-1925.

JACUZZI TUB IN MASTER BATH VERY NICE, PIGEON FORGE

2 BR & 2 BA

2 BR & 2 1/2 BA HOUSE NICE/CLEAN SEVIERVILLE

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

428-5227 Apartment available new 2BD/1BA w/d hook-up. 1,000 sq ft. Sevierville. 429-3201

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN SEVIERVILLE 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhomes

Call 428-5161

Nice, cleaN 1 Br / 1 BA in SevierviLLe $380.00 + DepoSit no petS 865-712-5238 Apartments available 2BD/1BA. Pigeon Forge/Sevierville. 429-3201 Beautiful, newly redecorated 2BR/1BA. $550 mo & $400 dep. Sevierville. 865-712-0254.

Beautiful, spacious, 1100 sq ft. 2BD/1BA. Close to New Center School. 865-742-6176 Gatlinburg Dwntwn, 1BD/1BA walk to work. Appl furn, No pets. 1st+sec. 865-430-3271 1 Bedroom Apt. Country setting. $375/mo., $200 Deposit. No pets. 453-6186, 654-2450.

Near Hospital 2BR/1.5BA

All Appliances 24 hr. Maintenance

$550 month Some Pets

774-2494 or 386-1655 1 & 2 BR avail. Some Pets OK. $400 UP • WATER INCLUDED Murrell Meadows 1/8 mile from Walters State College Allensville Road • Walk to lake Reasonable Rates • 654-7033

Townhome for rent 2BR/2BA $645 month includes water/sewer 908-6789

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Homes for Rent

3BR, 2BA, near Boyd’s Creek Elem. Garage, deck, fenced + other extras.

$925 + deposit 865-428-5212

1BR apt. 710 West Main St. No W/D hkup. Newly refinished. $400 mth. 865-453-2026 or 548-1486

2BR/1.5BA C/H, stove, frig, furn. Sevierville NO PETS, patio -$500+. 453-5079

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APARTMENT 2 BR & 1 BA

Field Crest Subdivision 3BR/2BA w/2 car garage Large lot, approx. 1500 sq ft. $1,095 mo. 865-429-4470

House For rent. 3BR 2BA Boyds Creek area No Pets 850-5700

HOUSE ON BEAUTIFUL LOT, NO PETS. CALL 453-0883

House For Sale, or Rent to Own: 2,300 Sq.Ft. 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths and 2 Half Baths, wrap-around porch, over-sized garage, private, 5 mins. from Pkwy. $975 month, 1st, last and deposit.(865) 603-9222

**Nice, cleaN**

3 BR / 2 BA with GARAGe in KodAK AReA

$950.00/mo. + dep. no pets.

865-712-5238

Kodak 3+2: 2,000 SQ. FT. 1 BLK. off 66, NO PETS $800 MO. 865-740-2525

3 BR & 2 BA

NEW HOMES FOR RENT

865-774-5919

$650-$1,000 Monthly

INCLUDES WASHER/DRYER PIGEON FORGE

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Furnished Apartments/Houses

Walk to Walmart

Large 2 Bedroom/1Bath Furn or Unfurn, Washer & Dryer, Only $300 Dep.

Call 865-789-1427 GATLINBURG TROLLEY RT. 2BR No pets. Deposit required. 865-621-3015

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Homes for Rent

2 Homes For Rent: Each one 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. One is near Five Oaks Mall and the other is near the Old Mill. No pets, 1 year lease, $800/mo. Call Mark between 7:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. 865-453-5500. 2 newly remodeled 3BD/2BA houses in Sevierville. Call 429-3201. 2BD/1BA home for rent. Close to exit 407. No Pets. $500 mo, $300 dep. 865-690-2408 2BR 1 1/2BA C H/A, hot tub. Near the college. $750 + last & dep. 865-643-6753 2BR house on Jackson St. Sev. $650 mo/$500 dep. 865-932-9691. 3 BDR/2 BA House for rent in Kodak, fenced back yard, like new, two car garage, $950 MO. $950 Dep. (865) 323-3457 3 BR/2 BA, brick rancher, W/ 2 car garage, C/HA, gas, FP, kitchen appliances, large lot, Boyd's Creek. $900/MO + $900 Damage Deposit, Reference required (865)640-7990 3BD/1BA Ranch Appl incl, W/D, Wears Valley area, $800 mo. 453-2374 or 388-1209. Belle Meadows Available in Aug. 3BR 2BA w/ 2 car garage Approx. 1800 Sq ft. $1200 865-429-2962 House in Seymour: 3BR, 1BA, LR, kit., laundry room. Located on dead end street. Quiet neighborhood. No Pets! No smoking. $600/mo. + $500 damage deposit. References required. Please call 865-577-3869.

865-850-3874 HOUSE FOR RENT $850/ mo. $104,900 *Lease Purchase Option Buyer incentives available

Boyds Creek Area

(865) 223-5677 after 5 (865) 850-7253

Wears Valley 3 BR 2 Bath 2300 sq ft $1500 mo Lease/purchase option (865) 607-4792

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Condominiums for Rent Want to Live in Luxury?... Call Today!

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

Call 865-428-5161

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Duplexes for Rent

Duplex 2BD/2BA S. Flat Creek Rd. No Pets. $500mo. 865-453-5337.

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0635 Rooms for Rent

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Mobile Homes for Rent

For Rent

Beautiful Creekside Rooms in Gatlinburg

1BR trailer, no pets, $400mo/$400 dep. 654-1117 or 453-7252

• Private Balcony • Jacuzzi, Very Quiet • No Pets, No Dep. • $150/week • Wifi & all utl. included

3 BDR Mobile Home & 2 BDR house for rent, some furniture. (865) 654-8702

865-621-2941

DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE 428 Park Rd.

near trolley stop

Includes All Utilities.

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

405-2116

Gatlinburg/Dudley Creek

Rent by the week, month, or year. Furnished, plus elec., cable & w/ sewer included. Call for appt.

865-429-2962

Gatlinburg Rooms for Rent Furnished All Utilities, Cable and Tax included

$100 per week 865-621-2941 0670 Business Places/ Offices

BURCHFIEL MEDICAL PARK Medical Suites for Lease 1440 sq ft 2880 sq ft. and/or 4320 sq ft. 453-3315 or 850-3315 EAST GATE PLAZA Suites for lease 1100 sq ft and 1600 sq ft. 453-3315 or 850-3315

OFFICE SPACE - 5 30x20 units. 5 entrances, 5BA, $525 each or neg. for more than one. Call Bill 865-654-9001.

Office Space 119 S. Blvd. 20 x 30, $475 Month, 865-740-2525

SHOPS FOR RENT. ELKS PLAZA 968 Parkway, Gatlinburg. 865-436-7550.

3BR/2BA $500-$700/mth Boyds Creek Area No pets. 908-8629 Quiet 2BR, 2BA Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher. Mowing included. No pets. Close to Sev. $575 mo. First, last & deposit. Call Rebecca 865-621-6615 Sev & Kodak, 2+1, DW $500mo, 2+2 $475mo, No Pets. 865-740-2525 Small Mobile in Wears Valley for rent: $125 Week, $400 Deposit (865) 679-4274

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Homes for Sale

2BR/2BA jacq tub, FP, stove, refrig, microwv, dshwshr near schools & hospital. $98,900. 865-984-0141 or 919-4023. Furnished cabin on 2.5 Acres with detached 2 car garage, workshop & hook up for motor home. Just $120,000 Call Elaine at Homes R Us 865-453-6923

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Condominiums for Sale

2 New condos for sale--$189,000, 1,700sf Living, 2 car gar, Jacuzzi, Fpl, Hardwood, All Appl. 865-654-3667 or 865-429-5065

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Mobile Homes for Sale

Classifieds ♦ A11

New Double-wides Single-wides Trades Welcome Land Home • Packages Call to Qualify

865-566-1733 16X80 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH

$19,900

Ready to Move-In

Call Joe 865-428-1978 0760

Business Properties

Established Gatlinburg Market & Grill for lease. Call 865-548-4565 Excellent Zip-line location. 42 acres on Walden's Creek Rd. between Laughing Pines & Summit Subdiv. $750,000 possible owner financing. 865-548-4565

0773 Income Property WANTED: Investor for income producing real estate. Short term, great return. Contact Jeri 863-381-7370.

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2006 CHRYSLER SEBRING GTC 2d CONVERTIBLE. Excellent condition. 57000 miles. Silver exterior. Black interior. Air conditioning. CD player. Cruise Control. Power Windows. Power Locks. Tinted Windows. NADA is $9825. Asking ONLY $8200 865-466-1139..

WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 8, 2007, executed by TODD S QUATRO, A MARRIED MAN, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD WEISS as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, on November 15, 2007, as Instrument No. 07064166, in Book 2954, at Page 709; 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 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 27, 2010, 11:00 AM at the Sevier County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATED IN THE SIXTEENTH (16TH) CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, WITHOUT THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF ANY MUNICIPALITY, AND BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 71, OF BROTHERS COVE SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION TO SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AS SHOWN BY MAP OF SAID SUBDIVISION OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK P37, PAGE 201, IN THE SEVIER COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE, SAID LOT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS SHOWN BY MAP AFORESAID, TO WHICH MAP SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be

In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control.

OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. 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. 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 Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.


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NOTICE OF GRAND JURY MEETING SEVIER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

In accordance with Public Chapter No. 727, 1978 Public Acts and T.C.A. 40-12-105, the following NOTICE is hereby given:

offense which they know or have reason to believe has 0955committed andLegals been which is triable or indictable in this County. Any person having knowledge or proof that an offense has been committed, may apply to testify before the Grand Jury subject to the provision of Tennessee Code Annotated 40-12-104.

perjury for any oral or written statement which you make un0955 Legals der oath to the Grand Jury, when you know the statement to be false, and when the statement touches on a matter material to the point in question.

The Foreperson of the Grand Jury in Sevier County, Tennessee is presently:

Rita D. Ellison Circuit Court Clerk

LYLE OVERBAY Address: 123 Cedar Hill Road, Sevierville, TN 37862 Please call 774-3730 (Clerk's number to leave a message and telephone number for the Foreperson.) The Clerk will notify the Foreperson of your message, or, you may write to the Foreperson at the above address. The Grand Jury will next meet on: Monday, September 20, 2010 AT 9:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 21, 2010 AT 9:00 A.M.

This the 13th day of August, 2010.

INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sevier County is soliciting sealed bids for Public Officials Bonds. The surety bonds would cover the terms of office beginning September 1, 2010 and ending on August 3, 2014. Bonds must go into effect September 1, 2010. For a list of offices and amounts to be covered by the bid, please go to www.seviercountytn.org and click on Bid Notices under Quick Information.

The Bidder's name, address, It is the duty of your Grand Jubid opening time and the quoYou may be prosecuted for rors to investigate any public tation "Bid for Public Officials perjury for any oral or written offense which they know or Bonds" must be printed on the statement which you make unhave reason to believe has sealed, opaque envelope conder oath to the Grand Jury, been committed and which is taining the bid. when you know the statement triable or indictable in this to be false, and when the County. Any person having Bids will be received at the statement touches on a matter knowledge or proof that an ofSevier County Mayors Office, material to the point in quesfense has been committed, 125 Court Ave., Suite 201E, tion. may apply to testify before the Attn: Greg Patterson, SevierGrand Juryhave subject the pro- with the delivery of your morning ville, TN 37862 until 9a.m., If you a to problem The Mountain This the 13th day of August, vision of Tennessee Code AnMonday, August 23, 2010, at 2010. Press, please call the Circulation Department at 428-0748, ext. & notated 40-12-104. which time they will 230 be publicly opened and 231 Monday - Friday and paper will be delivered toread youaloud. on the Rita your D. Ellison The Foreperson of the Grand same day. Newspapers Circuit fromCourt callsClerk after 10:00 a.m. will bereserves delivered Jury in Sevier County, Sevier County the Tennessee is presently: right to accept or reject any/or with the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper. all bids and to accept the bid On OVERBAY Saturday, Address: Sunday and holidays you may dial deemed 428-0748 LYLE most extensions favorable to the 123 Cedar Hill Road, interest of Sevier County. 230 & 231. If complaints are received between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., Sevierville, TN 37862 8/18, 8/19

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Please call 774-3730 (Clerk's after to10:00 will be delivered with the next number leave a.m. a message and telephone number for the This applies to in-county home delivery only. Foreperson.) The Clerk will notify the Foreperson of your message, or, you may write to the Foreperson at the above address. The Grand Jury will next meet on:

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This the 13th day of August, 2010. Rita D. Ellison Circuit Court Clerk

CROUTY

Estate of STELLA ANN COOPER Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 19 day of July 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of STELLA ANN COOPER , 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 19 day of July, 2010.

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Bids will be received at the Sevier County Mayors Office, 125 Court Ave., Suite 201E, Attn: Greg Patterson, Sevierville, TN 37862 until 9a.m., Monday, August 23, 2010, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

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Comics ◆ A13

Thursday, August 19, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home

Advice

Wife concerned for husband since he fell off the wagon

Zits

Blondie

Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 20 years. He was a drinker when I met him, but of course, I was young and naive and thought I could change him. When I couldn’t, I decided to join him. We had two children, and because of our drinking, the children were taken away from us for two months. If we wanted them back, one of the conditions was to go through an alcohol treatment program and attend AA. We both did this and were sober for three wonderful years, during which time we had a third child. The problem is, my husband got a job in a different city and started drinking again. Things have gone downhill ever since. We tell him often that he drinks too much and needs to get help, but he doesn’t see it. When he is drunk, he repeats himself over and over and causes drama with everyone around him. He yells at our adult children and is angry that he can no longer control their lives. It seems he only cares about himself. He is not remorseful when he sobers up and instead sulks for days and stops speaking to everyone. I don’t know how to help him. I know that I don’t want to be with him anymore unless he changes. Any advice? -- Confused in S.D. Dear Confused: It’s likely that your husband’s work relocation uprooted the support system he had in place that helped him stay sober. Also, if he was a drinker when you met him, there could be a genetic component to his

alcohol problem. Please contact Al-Anon (al-anon. alateen.org) at 1-8884AL-ANON (1-888-4252666) and ask for help. Dear Annie: I work at a nursing home. I love my job, and my co-workers are the best. However, some of the other employees bring their children to work with them. Aside from the inappropriateness of having children at a nursing home all day, it is unfair to the rest of us because these children bother us constantly with questions about what we are doing. Some of these parents make decent money and should be able to afford day care or a babysitter. I know one woman has relatives her kids could stay with during the day, but she brings them anyway. I like to have peace and quiet at work and don’t want to have to worry about a child running around. Nursing homes are for the care of elderly people and are not day care centers for children. What can I do? -- Concerned Employee at a Nursing Home Dear Employee: While we sympathize with parents who have difficulty finding day care for their children, nursing homes are not an appropriate alternative. The staff dispenses medications and handles other items that could be dangerous to youngsters,

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Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

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not to mention the possibility of children tripping up the residents. Talk to human resources and find out what the policy is and ask that it be enforced. Dear Annie: Having recently thought about changing my will, I was delighted by the brilliant though unintentional suggestion of “J.P. in N.H.” that I physically divide my actual body parts -- as opposed to my cremated remains -amongst my friends and relatives upon my death. What a splendid idea! My head goes to my dad, who always said I would lose it if it hadn’t been bolted on. My heart goes to my high school sweetheart. My liver goes to my older sister, the tippler, who declares she could use a spare. My lungs to my younger sister, “the quiet one,” so she can keep up in the heated debates at the family reunion. My spleen I send to my younger brother, so now he will have two to vent. And of course to the IRS, I bequeath an arm and a leg. -- J.P. in La. Dear J.P.: Let us know who gets your sense of humor. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.


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Two children involved in accident near Spur

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Two injured in fire

nation/world briefs Landscapers deny abuse

SMYRNA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A spokeswoman for a Tennessee landscaping company said the U.S. Labor Department and state Transportation Department are investigating accusations by Mexican guest workers that the company abused them. Deborah Varallo, a spokeswoman for Vanderbilt Landscaping LLC, said the company welcomes the investigations. She said accusations that the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owners confiscated the workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; passports were false and that workers voluntarily handed over their passports for safekeeping.

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LIMA, Peru (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An American activist convicted of aiding leftist rebels turned herself in to police on Wednesday after a court ordered her arrest and struck down a decision granting her parole. Lori Berensonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband and lawyer, Anibal Apari, said she had turned herself in to police after the decision by a criminal appeals court was announced. Apari spoke to reporters outside the U.S. Embassy. Apari declined to say whether she had turned herself in inside the diplomatic mission, but

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LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Two infant skeletons wrapped in 1930s newspapers and placed in doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bags have been found inside a trunk by workers cleaning out the basement of a 1920s Los Angeles building thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

being converted to condominiums, police said. The skeletons, believed to be decades-old remains of fetuses or infants, were discovered late Tuesday in a trunk also containing personal letters and ticket stubs from the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Airline to charge for front row seats NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

American Airlines has found another fee. The Fort Worth, Texas, airline will charge between $19 and $39 for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Express Seatsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; those spots in the first few rows of coach that include bulkhead seats. The carrierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parent AMR Corp. said Wednesday that the price of the seats includes getting on the plane in the first â&#x20AC;&#x153;general boardingâ&#x20AC;? group of passengers.

U.S. activist surrenders

Sevierville city firefighters work the fire scene at 1436 Dewberry Lane on Wednesday around 5 p.m. Two occupants of the house were taken by ambulance to UT Medical Center. No fire was visible and little smoke seen outside the house at the scene.

CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; They were close. After three weeks of respectful but increasingly tense deliberations, 11 jurors were ready to convict Rod Blagojevich of what prosecutors called a â&#x20AC;&#x153;political corruption crime spreeâ&#x20AC;? that would have sent yet another former Illinois governor to prison. Not close enough. On vote after vote, the jury kept coming up one juror short â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a lone holdout who wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t budge and would agree only that Blagojevich lied to the FBI. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The person just did not see the evidence that everyone else did,â&#x20AC;? said juror Stephen Wlodek. The guilty verdict on the least serious of the 24 counts against him, and mistrial on all the rest, led Blagojevich to taunt prosecutors in the courthouse lobby. More than a year after federal prosecutors accused him of crimes that would make Abraham Lincoln â&#x20AC;&#x153;roll over in his grave,â&#x20AC;? the disgraced politician bragged about essential-

Stephen Reis, 26, of Sevierville was involved in this onecar accident around 11 a.m. Wednesday on King Branch Road off the Spur. Nancy Gray, spokeswoman for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, said Reis lost control of his vehicle, a 1997 Chevrolet pickup, just prior to entering the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Spur. Other passengers were two children, ages 3 and 10. The 10-year-old boy was transported to LeConte Medical Center by Sevier County ambulance for evaluation, and the uninjured 3-yearold girl, who was strapped in a car seat, was released to her grandparents. Reis was charged with DUI, Gray said, and park rangers transported him to Pigeon Forge Police Department and later to Sevier County Jail. He also was charged with refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test and failure to maintain control of his vehicle.

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