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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 242 ■ August 30, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 75 Cents

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Off on a good foot

INSIDE

5Committed to revival

It wants members on tourism board

Obama visits Gulf on Katrina anniversary, says he won’t forget

By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

NATION, Page A5

5Tide bigger and better Alabama increases Bryant-Denny Stadium to more than 101,000 SPORTS, Page A9

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Business

Trial Lawyer of the Year SCHS grad Richard Sayles wins honor from Texas association Page A3

Weather Today Partly cloudy High: 89°

Tonight

Wedding industry’s proposal to Forge

Cody Hurst, of Sevier County, tries on some new shoes while a volunteer from The Lord’s Child helps. The local organization helped more than 120 area children get new shoes and clothes Saturday.

Lord’s Child provides shoes, entertainment for kids By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

shoes as well as giving them a good day out. “It’s just an all-day event,” said Darla Walker, spokesperson for SEVIERVILLE — Dozens of The Lord’s Child. kids from several East Tennessee The children were picked counties got a good start to the school year thanks to a local orga- because they are children of single parents or they have lost both nization. The Lord’s Child, an outreach of parents, she said. They could be living with just one parent or with The Gathering, took 122 children from Sevier County and four other relatives or in another situation, she explained. counties to local stores and local They got to pick out their own entertainment venues Saturday, brand new shoes and clothes, with paying for new clothes and new parents or guardians and volun-

teers around to help, enjoy some local entertainment, and go out to eat — with lunch provided at a restaurant and a cookout to cap off the day. It was a much-needed boosts for the families they helped. “With the economy like it is, this has been a big help and I really appreciate it,” said one mother as she watched her two children try on shoes. “They’ve been a big help to a lot of families.” n jfarrell@themountainpress.com

Partly cloudy Low: 61° DETAILS, Page A6

PIGEON FORGE — Officials in the local wedding industry say they believe officials here have divorced themselves from a great marketing opportunity in not promoting their businesses, though they’ve vowed to push on until that changes. The latest effort to get the chapels married with tourism advertising is playing out now in Pigeon Forge, where city officials are set to discuss who they want to fill new seats on the citizen board that oversees marketing there. One strong advocate for the industry has been petitioning the City Commission for weeks to think of an army of women in white gowns when they name new at-large members of the group. So far the commissioners seem amenable to the idea, promising to remember the advice from Laurie Holmes — who co-owns Wedding Bell Chapel with her husband Tom and operates a pair of Web sites extolling the area as a destination for weddings — when they vote. Holmes seems to have been successful in getting the group to think of not just wedding bells but cash registers ringing when a group comes in for a matrimony service. She pointed out during lat week’s City Commission meeting that those who wed here almost never singly come, bringing with them family and friends to join in their happy days. And those folks piling in, some of them with crowds upwards of 100, See WEDDING, Page A4

Obituaries

Former Sevierville police chief Hatcher dies

Lynn Hatcher, 85 Paul Ellison, 84 Gina Tolifson, 52 Barbara Todd, 81 G.H. Conner, 72 Bob Reynolds, 89 Velda Manis, 70 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . A1,A3-A6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . A12 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8,A9 Business . . . . . . . . . . . A3 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Classifieds . . . . . A12-A14 Nation . . . . . . . . . A5,A16 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A16

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Tanya Gant, center, helps collect money as Stephanie Moyers, left, of the March of Dimes helps to register participants in the March of Dimes Bikers for Babies Ride.

Bikers take a Saturday ride for babies By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — Saturday was a perfect day for riding a motorcycle, and the bikers forming a long line at the Dixie Stampede had a good cause for riding, too. Saturday was the annual March of Dimes Bikers for Babies ride, a fund raiser for the charity that’s working to improve the health of babies and eliminate premature deaths and birth defects. Dozens of bikers had registered

and more were streaming in as the 11 a.m. startup time closed in. “It looks like it’s going to be a success,” said Stephanie Moyers, spokesperson for the March of Dimes. She credited Tanya Gant, one of the interns who worked there this summer, with putting this year’s Sevier County ride together. Gant said she got interested because her fiance, Robert Lord, rides. Even though her internship ended and she’s back in school, she returned to help with registration and planned on going on the

ride with her fiance, she said. “He loves to ride and I’m getting my feet wet, so I’m going with him,” she said. They had a good reminder of why they were there. Ashley Carver was present with her 20-month-old daughter, Cheyla, who was born premature and spent 77 days in a natal intensive care unit before coming home. Cheyla was born with cataracts and wears glasses, but Saturday she was as curious and rambuncSee BIKERS, Page A4

SEVIERVILLE — Lynn Hatcher, who rose through the ranks to become Sevierville chief of police, died Saturday at age 85. Hatcher’s son, Mike, said his father served as police chief “from about the mid ’60s through the mid ’70s.” He said his father was one of the original members of the Sevierville police auxiliary and served in several positions before becoming chief. Mike Hatcher said the former chief left the force and worked for Rohm & Haas for about 10 years before retiring. Hatcher was a Naval veteran of World War II, a longtime Shriner and member of Valley View Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. today at the church. Complete obituary, Page A4.


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Connie Holbert, area sales executive for Dixie Stampede, received the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Friendship Award at the recent Coffee Talk. Chamber membership coordinator Jim McGill presents the award.

Dixie Stampede’s Connie Holbert wins Chamber Friendship Award Submitted Report SEVIERVILLE — Connie Holbert, area sales executive for Dixie Stampede, received the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Friendship Award at the recent Coffee Talk. Holbert has been part of Dixie Stampede for 14 years. “I love the Sevierville Chamber,� Holbert said. “It’s a great way to meet new people, network and tell people about what Dixie Stampede offers.�

Holbert received a gift card from M&M Shows and a plaque from Sign Master. Chamber membership coordinator Jim McGill said, “This is Connie’s second win with the Friendship Award. She’s always there to support the Chamber, and because of that our members see that Dixie Stampede is an involved and active member of our community.� Friendship Awards are based on points accumulat-

ed monthly from attending functions and volunteering as well as bringing inactive members and potential new members to Chamber events. Monthly points will go toward determining the Friend of the Year Award recipient. The next Chamber Friendship Award will be presented during Coffee Talk Sept. 21, hosted by Charter Media. Coffee Talk begins at 8 a.m. at the Civic Center. For more information, contact McGill at 453-6411.

Honeysuckle Hills’ Regina Starkey wins awards at state photographer convention Submitted Report Photographer Regina Starkey of Honeysuckle Hills studio in Pigeon Forge won several awards at the Tennessee Professional Photographers’ annual convention held in Franklin. Starkey was chosen as one of the top 10 photographers as well as receiving the Fuji Masterpiece award for her wedding print titled “A Country Romance.� Additionally, Starkey won the Bill Stockwell Wedding Award for the print best exemplifying the late Stockwell’s style and tradition. All five images entered in the print salon were accepted for exhi-

bition, and were all photographed at the Honeysuckle Hills photography studio and wedding venue. Starkey and Geoff Wolpert of Park Grill Restaurant in Gatlinburg have teamed to donate a Canon Powershot camera, memory card, and set of rechargeable batteries for the children’s division in the photography contest at the upcoming Sevier County Fair. One person will receive this prize for the best photograph overall in the children’s division. For more on Starkey visit www.mypigeonforgefamilyportrait.com and www. honeysucklehills.com.

SCHS grad Texas Trial Lawyer of Year Submitted Report DALLAS — Former Gatlinburg resident Richard A. Sayles has been named Texas Trial Lawyer of the Year by TEX-ABOTA Inc., the Texas chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Sayles is a graduate of Sevier County High School and Vanderbilt University. Co-founder of the Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner, Sayles will be recognized during an awards presentation in October. “Our firm has been fortunate to work on some pretty great cases this year, and I believe this honor is a reflection of the

work we do together,� said Sayles. “To be selected by fellow lawyers whom I consider to be the Sayles best in the profession means more than I can say.� Sayles earned the award based on his work for clients in cases, and his dedication to the preservation of the American jury system. His recent courtroom work includes: n A $1.67 billion verdict on behalf of a unit of Johnson & Johnson in an intellectual property trial over patents used to produce a popular arthritis medication. The verdict

represents the top U.S. verdict of last year and the biggest intellectual property verdict in history. n A $3.7 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Commil USA LLC against Cisco Systems Inc. in a dispute over wireless network technology. Sayles is named in The Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, Chambers USA, and Martindale Hubbell, among other listings of the country’s top attorneys. He is the son of Geneva Sayles and the late Hall F. Sayles of Gatlinburg.

By PATRICK PIDKOWICZ Like most people, you probably save and invest throughout your working years so that you’ll be able to afford a comfortable retirement. Once you retire, you’ll want to focus on strategies to help you make the most of your retirement income — and you might want to become familiar with these ideas well before you retire. Basically, you’ll have some “must doâ€? moves and some “think about doingâ€? moves. Let’s take a look at the “must doâ€? ones first: Take the right amount of distributions from retirement plans. Once you turn 59½, you may be able to take penalty-free withdrawals, or distributions, from some of your retirement accounts, such as your traditional IRA and 401(k). But once you turn 70½, you generally must start taking distributions from these accounts. Your required minimum distribution, or RMD, is based on the previous year’s balance in your retirement plan and life expectancy tables. You can take more than the minimum, but you’ll want to make sure you don’t take so much that you outlive your savings. Maximize your Social Security benefits. You can start collecting Social Security as early as 62, but if you wait until your “fullâ€? retirement age, which will probably be around 66, your monthly checks will be larger. And if you wait until after your full retirement age before you start collecting benefits, your checks can be even larger, though they’ll “top offâ€? when you turn 70. What should you do? Start taking the money as early as possible or delay payments, waiting for bigger paydays? There’s no one right answer for everyone. To get the maximum benefits from Social Security, you’ll need to factor in your health status, family history of longevity and other sources of retirement income. Now let’s consider two moves that you may think about doing during your retirement years: Purchase incomeproducing investments. Outside your IRA

and 401(k), you may have other investment accounts, and inside these accounts, you’ll need a portfolio that can produce income for your retirement years. You may choose to own some investment-grade bonds and certificates of deposit (CDs), both of which can help provide you with regular interest payments at relatively low risk to your principal. However, these investments may not help you stay ahead of inflation, which, over a long retirement, can seriously erode your purchasing power. Consequently, you also may want to consider dividend-producing stocks. Some of these stocks have paid, and even increased, their dividends for many years in a row, giving you a chance to obtain rising income. (Keep in mind, though, that stocks may lower or discontinue dividends at any time, and an investment in stocks will fluctuate with changes in market conditions and may be worth more or less than the original investment when sold.) Go back to work. In your retirement years, you may decide to work part time, do some consulting or

even open your own business. Of course, the more earned income you take in, the less money you’ll probably need to withdraw from your investments and retirement accounts. However, if you’ve started collecting Social Security, any earned income you receive before your “full� retirement age will likely cause you to lose some of your benefits. Once you reach full retirement age, you can keep all your benefits, no matter how much you earn. Keep these strategies in mind as you near retirement. They may well come in handy. — This column was provided by J. Patrick Pidkowicz, investment representative for Edward Jones in Sevierville.

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OBITUARIES In Memoriam

Lynn B. Hatcher

Lynn B. Hatcher, age 85, of Sevierville, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010. He was proud to be a former Police Chief for the City of Sevierville. Mr. Hatcher was a Navy Veteran of World War II and a dedicated Shriner. He was a committed husband, father and grandfather and loved his family unconditionally. Mr. Hatcher was a member of Valley View Baptist Church where he started the Cemetery Association next to their farmhouse in Wears Valley. Survivors: Wife: Edna Ownby Hatcher; Son and daughter-in-law: Mike and Leilah Hatcher; Grandchildren: Jasmine Hatcher Hardin and husband Scott, Nancy Hatcher Cherry and husband Nick, Lindsey and Megan Hatcher; Great-grandchildren: Kahli N. Hardin, McClain Ownby Hardin, Campbell S. Hardin and Henry Hatcher Cherry; Brother: Marion Hatcher; Sisters: Lorraine LaHaie, Thelma Keith and husband Don, Florence Autrey and husband Clarence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online at shrinershospitals.org in his name or Valley View Cemetery Association, c/o: Debbie Litton, 3569 Ownby Rd., Sevierville, TN 37862. Funeral service 6 PM Monday at Valley View Baptist Church in Wears Valley with Rev. Preston Joslin officiating. Interment 10:30 AM Tuesday in Valley View Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 104. The family will receive friends 4-6 PM Monday at Valley View Baptist Church. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

In Memoriam

Paul J. Ellison

Paul J. Ellison, age 84, of Sevierville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Mountain Brook Village. Paul was a member of Oak Street Church of God. He served many roles in his beloved church for over 50 years. He was a loving husband to Helen (Guffey) Ellison, the love of his life for 63 years. He was a kind, gentle and humble man who loved those around him, especially his three grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Army 8th Infantry Unit from August 16, 1944, to July 6, 1946, during World War II. He is survived by his two sons, Gary Ellison and wife Rita, Larry Ellison and wife Doris Ann, his three grandchildren, Bryan Ellison and wife Hope, Megan Ellison May and husband Jeremy, Meredith Ellison Honey and husband Rob, two great grandchildren, Ava and Isabella May, and three step great-grandchildren, two half sisters, Velda Seagle and Daisy Ogle. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Tuesday with a service to follow at 7 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville with Rev. James McFalls officiating. Interment 10:30 AM Wednesday in Middle Creek Cemetery. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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G.H. Conner G.H. Conner, 72 of Sevierville, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. G.H. was an auctioneer and real estate developer in business in Sevier County since the early 1960s. He was an Army veteran and served in the Military Police in the Korean War. G.H. was a charter member of the Sevier County Board of Realtors and assisted the Friends of the Smokies as auctioneer for many benefit auctions. Survivors: wife, Debby Proffitt; son and daughter-inlaw Tim and Debbie Conner; daughter Debra Conner; step-son Josh Ray and wife Ginger Walker Ray; granddaughter Elizabeth Conner; step-grandson Brady Ray; brother Robert (Bob) Conner; sister-in-law Martha Conner; nieces, nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the G.H. Conner Scholarship Fund, c/o Great Smoky Mountain Association of Realtors, 1109 Glenhill Lane, Sevierville, TN 37862. The family received friends Saturday with funeral service in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Barnes officiated. Interment was Sunday in Shiloh Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 104. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

Robert Reynolds Robert “Bob” Reynolds, 89 of Pigeon Forge, died Thursday at Sevjer County Health Care Center. He was a veteran of WWII. Survivors: wife, Mable Reynolds; step-son, Richard (Valerie) Williams; brother, Ralph (Martha) Reynolds; son-in-law, Ray (Phyllis) Hudson; sister-in-law, Frances Reynolds; four grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday at Rawlings Funeral Home. The Revs. Wayne Cook and David Huskey will officiate. Burial followed in Cummings Chapel Cemetery.

Velda Manis Velda Manis, age 70 of Sevierville, passed away Friday, August 27, 2010. Survivors: daughters, Geraldine Ogle, Marty Gattis and husband Gary; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette Morgan, Gloria Holbert and Emily Chance; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to benefit the family. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, with Pastor Stephen Rose officiating. Interment will follow in Middle Creek Cemetery. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

Father dies saving family’s lives during shooting rampage at party CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A Cleveland man killed during a shooting rampage at his daughter’s birthday party is being hailed as a hero for saving the lives of his ex-wife and three children. The Cleveland Daily Banner reports 41-year-old Kenneth Simonson died at a hospital, where he was taken after the shooting Thursday at a home in nearby Whitfield County, Ga. Whitfield County sheriffs deputies say they were called to a home around 8:30 p.m. Thursday where they found 61-year-old Edward Henry Manz III and 41-yearold David Dwight Hartline dead, and Simonson and his ex-wife 35-year-old Mindy Nicole Bullard injured. Police say Simonson spirited the three children to an upper floor of the house and physically shielded two of them from gunshots. The newspaper reported he then created a diversion that allowed his ex-wife to escape Hartline, the shooter, by jumping out a second-story window.

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tious as any 20-monthold should be. “It hasn’t slowed her down any,” Ashley said as she watched Cheyla climbing into and out of a stroller. March of Dimes has

been a major help for them, she said, and she hopes to help them so one day there won’t be any premature births or birth defects. “It’s just a great organization all around,” she said. n jfarrell@themountainpress.com

mean big bucks for local retailers and government coffers, not just those in the wedding industry, Holmes said. “They stay in your hotels, they eat in your restaurants, they go to Dollywood and other things,” she said. “It really benefits the entire local economy.” In addition to bringing in wedding parties that fill up local hotel and dining rooms, Holmes points out many of those who wed here return here year after year for anniversary celebrations or just because they like the area. If those folks start multiplying, bringing family and telling friends what a great time they have here, they’ll be a marketing engine of their own, Holmes reasons. The industry has seen some truly booming years based on the number of marriage licenses issued here in years past. According to information from the county clerk’s office, the number soared from 1993, when the total was just 9,982, to 2000, when it reached a record peak of 21,136, good enough to rank the area as second in the nation for total weddings. However, since then, there have been fewer and fewer people making their way down local aisles. Last year the clerk’s office issued a relatively paltry 11,662 licenses. As even more bad news for folks like Holmes, the figure for the first six months of this year is already down by 835, including a drop of 234 in the usually booming Valentine’s month of February. “The word is just not getting out about what we have to offer here and it’s just down, down, down,” Holmes told the group. “Chapels are closing and those that are still here are really struggling.”

Of course, some of the most recent decreases might have more to do with the economy than the word not getting out, but the effect seems to be cyclical. That is, as the economy locally has fallen, so has the number of weddings, which means that the economy locally falls more. Holmes sees an opportunity to start turning things around with that army of women in the flowing gowns. She has a sort of, “If you advertise it, they will come,” attitude about the industry she’s dedicated her life to. “I think it would be a wonderful opportunity for everybody,” she said of upping the marketing done for the business. Beyond just pushing for the increase, Holmes has ideas on where the new advertising should start. She offered the commissioners information showing the hoops folks who want to marry in Mississippi must jump through there, including a blood test and a three-day waiting period. She suggests targeting the first wave of ads at neighboring states, pointing out to folks there how easy — and delightful, in her opinion — it is to be wed in the Smokies. Holmes’ solitary push isn’t the first effort by wedding chapel owners to get local officials to push their businesses in national advertising. Representatives from the industry have also approached leaders in Gatlinburg and at the county about expanding matrimonial marketing with mixed results. As for Holmes, she vowed she’ll just be satisfied if the group can get one of its number named to the tourism board. “My concern is just that the wedding industry have the opportunity for representation,” she said. n dhodges@themountainpress.com

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In Memoriam

Gina Marie Tolifson

Gina Marie Tolifson, age 52 of Harriman, passed away Saturday August 28, 2010, at her sister’s home in Sevierville. Survivors: Husband of 21 years, Rick Tolifson of Harriman; Daughters, Krystal Ault, and Jenny Parton; Son, Larry Davidson. Sisters and brothersin-law, Donna and Burton Houk, Vicki and Joe Teran; 6 grandchildren. Mother, Kay Cochran. Cremation services provided by McCarty Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, 607 Wall Street, Sevierville 774-2950.

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Questions loom over drug given to sleepless veterans By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer

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President Barack Obama talks with resident Maude Smith and her grandson David Robichaux Jr., 9, in her Columbia Parc Development home in New Orleans, Sunday on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Obama commits to revival of Gulf Coast during visit By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS — Five years after Hurricane Katrina’s wrath, President Barack Obama sought to reassure disaster-weary Gulf Coast residents Sunday that he would not abandon their cause. “My administration is going to stand with you, and fight alongside you, until the job is done,” Obama said to cheers at Xavier University, a historically black, Catholic university that was badly flooded by the storm. The president said there are still too many vacant lots, trailers serving as classrooms, displaced residents and people out of work. But he said New Orleanians have showed amazing resilience. “Because of you,” the president declared, “New Orleans is coming back.” Obama spoke five years to the day from when Hurricane Katrina roared onshore in Louisiana, tearing through levees and flooding 80 percent of New Orleans. More than 1,800 people along the Gulf Coast died, mostly in Louisiana. Even as the region struggled to put despair behind it, hardship struck again this year in the form of the BP oil spill. More than 200 million gallons of oil surged into the Gulf of Mexico before the well was capped in mid-July. New Orleans’ economy, heavily depen-

Gunman kills five, himself in Arizona LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A gunman entered a western Arizona home and began shooting, killing the mother of his two children and four others before fleeing with his two children, police said Sunday. Police say the alleged gunman, identified as 26-yearold Brian Diez, was found dead early Sunday at a California home of a selfinflicted gunshot wound. The two young children were safe at the home with relatives, Lake Havasu City police said. Police dispatchers received an emergency call at 11:57 p.m. Saturday from a woman who said an intruder had come into a home and shot several people. Officers responding to the scene said they found four people dead and two others wounded. One of the injured died early Sunday at a local hospital, while the other person was being treated at a Las Vegas hospital, police said. Diez fathered the 4-yearold and a 13-month-old children with one of the victims during a long-term relationship, but the couple had been estranged, Lake Havasu City police said.

dent on tourism and the oil and gas industry, was set back anew. Standing in front of a large American flag with students arrayed behind him, Obama boasted of his administration’s efforts to respond to the Gulf spill, saying one of his promises — to stop the leak — has been kept. “The second promise I made was that we would stick with our efforts, and stay on BP, until the damage to the Gulf and to the lives of the people in this region was reversed,” Obama said. “And this, too, is a promise we will keep.” But Obama’s speech didn’t offer any new plans for restoring the Gulf, bringing New Orleans’ fast-disappearing wetlands back to life or cleaning up BP’s spilled oil. Some residents had hoped Obama would take the opportunity to announce an early end to the deepwater drilling moratorium he enacted after the spill. But he made no mention of the moratorium, which people here say is costing

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condition. It’s unclear how many soldiers have died while taking Seroquel, or if the drug definitely contributed to the deaths. White has confirmed at least a half-dozen deaths among soldiers on Seroquel, and he believes there may be many others. Spending for Seroquel by the government’s military medical systems has increased more than sevenfold since the start of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act. That by far outpaces the growth in personnel who have gone through the system in that time. Seroquel is approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, but it has not been endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for insomnia. However, psychiatrists are permitted to prescribe approved drugs for other uses in a common practice known as “off-label” prescribing. But the drug’s potential side effects, including diabetes, weight gain and uncontrollable muscle spasms, have resulted in thousands of lawsuits. While on Seroquel, White gained 40 pounds and experienced slurred speech, disorientation and tremors — all known side effects. Last year, researchers at Vanderbilt University published a study suggesting a

new risk: sudden heart failure. The study in the January 2009 edition of the New EnglandJournalofMedicine found that there were three cardiac deaths per year for every 1,000 patients taking anti-psychotic drugs like Seroquel. Seroquel’s unique sedative effect sets it apart from others in its class as the top choice for treating insomnia and anxiety. AstraZeneca PLC, maker of the drug, said it is reviewing the study. The FDA is conducting its own review, citing the limited scope of the Vanderbilt study. Marine Cpl. Chad Oligschlaeger, 21, was being treated for PTSD when he died in his sleep at Camp Pendleton, Calif., in May 2008. Oligschlaeger was taking six types of medication, including Seroquel, to deal with anxiety and nightmares that followed two tours of duty in Iraq. The military medical examiner attributed the death to “multiple drug toxicity,” indicating that Oligschlaeger, too, died from a drug interaction. Because of the complex reactions between various drugs, medical examiners do not attribute such deaths to any one medication. After consulting with physicians, parents Eric and Julie Oligschlaeger now believe their son died of sudden cardiac arrest caused by Seroquel.

WASHINGTON — Andrew White returned from a nine-month tour in Iraq beset with signs of posttraumatic stress disorder: insomnia, nightmares, constant restlessness. Doctors tried to ease his symptoms using three psychiatric drugs, including a potent anti-pyschotic called Seroquel. Thousands of soldiers suffering from PTSD have received the same medication over the last nine years, helping to make Seroquel one of the Department of Veteran Affair’s top drug expenditures and the No. 5 best-selling drug in the nation. Several soldiers and veterans have died while taking the pills, raising concerns among some military families that the government is not being up front about the drug’s risks. They want Congress to investigate. In White’s case, the nightmares persisted. So doctors recommended progressively larger doses of Seroquel. At one point, the 23-year-old Army corporal was prescribed more than 1,600 milligrams per day — more than double the maximum dose recommended for schizophrenia patients. A short time later, White died in his sleep. “He was told if he had trouble sleeping he could take another (Seroquel) pill,” said his father, Stan White, a retired high school principal. NOW OPEN An investigation by the 2946 WINFIELD DUNN PKY Department of Veterans KODAK, TN 865-465-3030 Affairs concluded that NEXT TO FAMILY DOLLAR IN FOOD CITY PLAZA White died from a rare MONDAY IS DART NIGHT 7-10 drug interaction. He was TUESDAY TEXAS HOLDEM 7-? Y A also taking an antidepresRSD AT WEDNESDAY TRIVIA NIGHT 7-10 U H sant and an anti-anxiety ET I-S SUNDAY NFL DIRECT TICKET AOK C FR pill, as well as a painkiller KAR MUSI E HAPPY HOUR 4-7 EVERY DAY VISIT T for which he did not have LIV HE P a prescription. Inspectors ANY STEAK BURGER $2 OFF CO ARTY RRA concluded he received the WITH COUPON L “standard of care” for his Mon-Thur 4pm-11pm • Fri-Sat 11am-? • Sun 11am-Midnight


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Center hours are changed

The Gatlinburg Recreation Department announces new operating hours for the Community Center September through May: n Bowling: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays; 11-9 Saturdays; 1-6 p.m. Sundays n Gym/pool: 6 a.m.9 p.m. weekdays; 10-6 Saturdays; 1-6 Sundays For further information call 436-4990.

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Road project to affect motorists

Weekday evening traffic will be affected for the milling and paving of Parkway (Highway 441) from the city limits south through traffic light 3. The state project requires temporary rerouting of traffic lanes along Parkway, which will be reduced to two lanes of traffic between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. today through Thursday. All four lanes of traffic will be reopened at 7 a.m. daily.

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Senior health fair planned Sept. 10

LeConte Medical Center is sponsoring a senior health fair Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center, 1220 W. Main St. The event will include free health screenings and reduced-cost blood work. No appointment is required. For more information call 453-9355.

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Dollywood plans children auditions

Dollywood’s entertainment department will conduct children’s auditions from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Connor-Short Center at Walters State Community College’s Sevierville campus. Roles require boys and girls who can appear to be approximately 8 to 12 years of age. Performers must be able to sing, act and move well. Each child should be prepared to sing three songs. For additional information, visit www.dollywood.com/employmentq10152-c10151-Audition_ Requirements.aspx.

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Historic sign program set

Longtime Knoxville business JFG Coffee Co. and nonprofit preservation group Knox Heritage have announced a program to preserve historic signs in East Tennessee. The program, “Save Our Signs — Knoxville,” will help preserve endangered signs in Knox and 15 other East Tennessee counties. Knox Heritage will run the program and take applications in January for the first grants. “Preservation is not just about old houses or saving old buildings,” said Knox Heritage Board President John Craig. “Preservation is about preserving the cultural resources that link us to our past.” JFG, itself the subject of two iconic downtown Knoxville signs, will provide up to $15,000 in seed money to the sign-saving fund. That money will come from JFG coffee sales. Some of the proceeds of sales in Knoxville area groceries and restaurants until Dec. 31 will go to the fund.

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Fire at proposed mosque site probed MURFREESBORO (AP) — A spokesman for federal arson investigators said Sunday a fire that damaged construction equipment at the site of an Islamic center in suburban Nashville remained under investigation. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Eric Kehn said his department was working with the FBI and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office to determine what happened at the site early Saturday morning. “At this point, it’s still

an onging investigation,” Kehn said. He declined to characterize the fire, which a spokeswoman for the center said appeared to have been set by someone who doused construction equipment with gasoline then set at least one truck ablaze. Camie Ayash told the Daily News Journal the fire has frightened Muslims, who have been part of the community for decades. “Everyone in our community no longer feels safe,” Ayash said. “To set a fire that could have blown

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up equipment and, God forbid, spread and caused damage to the neighbors there ... When (officials) called me this morning, I started crying.” A sign marking the site of the future Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has been vandalized twice in the past several months. But Ayash said the fire “takes it to a whole new level.” The incident marks the latest twist in an increasingly volatile debate surrounding the efforts of the local Muslim community to build a much

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NATION quote roundup “For too long, this country has wandered in darkness. ... Today we are going to concentrate on the good things in America, the things that we have accomplished — and the things that we can do tomorrow.” — Conservative commentator Glenn Beck at a Tea Party rally at the National Mall in Washington on Saturday

“I’m tired of the anniversaries. I miss my home every day. I feel lost. But I also know we are getting back. We’re survivors.” — Katrina victim Barbara Washington, 77, said Saturday at a symbolic funeral and burial for the storm in Chalmette, La.

“I’ll support (President Barack Obama) when I think he’s right and I won’t when I think he proposes something that isn’t in the best interests of Delaware.” — Democrat John Carney of Delaware, who has a strong chance of unseating an incumbent Republican in a bid for a seat in Congress

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At the 2009 Summer National Senior Games Sevierville octogenarian Hollyce Kirkland took five medals in the 85-89 age group. She qualified for the state games by finishing in the top three spots in the district meet at Gatlinburg. She dominated the pool at nationals winning a pair of gold medals, two silvers and a bronze.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fright flick “The Last Exorcism” and the heist thriller “Takers” were in a photo finish for the top spot at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lionsgate’s “The Last Exorcism” had a thin lead with a $21.3 million debut, closely followed by Sony’s “Takers” with a $21 million opening. They were close enough that rankings could change after final numbers are released Monday. After two weekends in the No. 1 spot, Lionsgate’s action romp “The Expendables” slipped to third place with $9.5 million, raising its total to $82 million.


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Cherokees know how to build school Last week, it was announced a school in California in the Robert F. Kennedy Community School System is costing $578 million to build or refurbish — the most expensive school ever in America. It’s costing $135,000 per student to build. It’s on 23 acres and will house 4,200 students in grades K-12. Besides the exuberant price tag, the school will be run by the same people who boast of a 50 percent dropout rate. What do you expect, though, from California? The poor students will be the victims. Let’s talk about a real school system built for a reasonable price and that will take the environment into account, as well as give students a great education. I’m talking about the new Cherokee Central Schools, run by our neighbors just over the mountain in Cherokee, N.C. I had the honor and privilege of talking to Yona Wade, who is the director of public relations and cultural arts in the Cherokee School System. He gave me a tour of a building system that is second to none, if I may borrow the phrase, and that totally astounded me. It took about two years to build and is K-12. The buildings are separated, with the pre-K and kindergarten at one end, the middle school in the middle, and the high school at the other end. The school has 1,068 students with 116 licensed staff plus Cherokee Language instructors and coordinators. This school was built for $140 million with 2 percent coming from the gaming industry which is around 14 percent of the operating budget. The school is laid out in the wooded area right next to the Blue Ridge Parkway, away from the main road with all the hustle and bustle of the tourist traffic. In fact, it’s hard to know where the school is unless you ask for directions or already know. Apart from the main school campus, out on the parkway heading into the town of Cherokee is Kituwah Academy, a language immersion school, where only Cherokee is spoken — keeping the language alive is very important for any culture. They are doing the same thing in Scotland — where my ancestors came from — with the Gaelic. I was given a tour of the Performing Arts Center, where Yona Wade is coordinator. It seats 1,040 people and has an orchestra lift at the stage with fully automated rigging system — no ropes for stagehands to tug on. This massive room was inspiring. Another impressive addition to the school was that each of the three grade levels had its own media center, gymnasium and dining room. This way, the grades are kept separate with age groups staying among themselves. By the way, just a few years ago the land on which the new school sits was a bit controversial in that it involved the Great Smoky Mountains National Park land swap. The Cherokee people needed that particular piece of land, known as the Ravensford Tract, adjacent to the Big Cove area of the Qualla Boundary. It’s 143 acres and was exchanged for 218 acres off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Cherokee needed this land badly as their old elementary school was housing 700 students and was built for only 480. Growth is a part of any society, as we well know here in Sevier County with our own expanding school system. I want to touch on how they incorporated the school into the environment and kept it green. They didn’t just slap some cinder blocks together and build like it was 1955, but instead planned and thought out how to make the school a part of the living, breathing eco-system that their forefathers have lived in for the past 500 years. As I mentioned previously, this area reconnects the Big Cove to the rest of the Qualla Boundary and keeps the continuity of the region in tact. This school is the largest green building project in the Southeast; 90 percent of the waste generated by the construction was recycled; 14 acres of trees harvested to 96,000 board feet of lumber for use within the school; the geothermal heating and cooling system is comprised of 296 wells at 450 feet deep: they use 37 percent less water than a baseline building. Remember, it’s the Qualla Boundary region, not a reservation. They own the land and their homes, not the U.S. government. Continued success to Chief Michell Hicks and former Chief Joyce Dugan, now superintendent of the Cherokee School System. — Dan M. Smith is a Cincinnati native and Gatlinburg resident. He is the author of the forthcoming book “So Far from Forfar.” His son is serving in the Air Force. E-mail to dan0729@ yahoo.com.

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String music Old Mill praised for stepping in to keep Stringtime in the Smokies going Thanks to the people at Old Mill, one of Pigeon Forge’s most anticipated and enjoyed music events will continue. City officials had decided not to sponsor Stringtime in the Smokies any more because of dwindling attendance, but in stepped Old Mill, the shopping plaza just off the Parkway next to Patriot Park, to rescue it. The district will get to use the name Stringtime in the Smokies, even though its ownership remains with the city. Stringtime in the Smokies has usually taken place in the area around Old Mill and Patriot Park. The two-day event features area Appalachian musicians, pickers, crafters, and artisans who demonstrate their skills and share their knowledge with visitors.

Mountain music fills the air from performers on stage to breakout jam sessions. A variety of old-fashioned games are put on for all ages, and antique farm equipment often is on display. Admission is always free. The Old Mill had been a part of the annual summer music event for several years, inviting its own musicians and holding its own events in conjunction with the city’s annual summer festival. The Old Mill enjoyed success with its offerings, and it drew music lovers as well as customers to the Old Mill’s shops and restaurants. The city decided to end Stringtime because, Tourism Director Leon Downey said, attendance had been dropping in the last few years of its

six-year run. Downey blamed the offseason and the hot weather. Old Mill, on the other hand, has been pleased with its role and wanted to keep Stringtime going. Old Mill Special Events Coordinator Marvelle Sewell asked the city to allow the shopping district to proceed and use the name, which is owned by the city. All parties agreed to it. That’s good. So we’ll comtinue to see Stringtime in the Smokies played out in Pigeon Forge, even if under different auspices and sponsorship. Those who so look forward to this event will be happy. Old Mill is happy. The city is happy. This is the very definition of a win-win situation. That’s music to everyone’s ears.

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Real-life miracles at The Miracle Theater Every two weeks, The Mountain Press offers an eclectic mix of newsy tidbits, anecdotes and other one-liners: There are real-life miracles happening at The Miracle Theater, reports Debbie Newsom. The publicist for Fee-Hedrick Entertainment Group says in an e-mail: “Leah Johnson, a singer/dancer in the “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” show, had tumors in her hip and was told by doctors that she would never dance again and would have trouble walking forever because the tumors were just too hard on her joints. She began to have people pray for her and what happened was nothing short of a miracle. Johnson had a total hip replacement and is now back on stage. Aaron McCreless, who plays the high priest in “The Miracle Show” and Pontius Pilate in “Joseph,” had an atrial heart defect (hole in his heart) that

was found through ultrasound. After weeks of people praying for him, he went back to the cardiologist to see how big the hole was and what to do about it and the hole was completely healed. He has the pictures of his heart with the hole and without the hole to show people. (And) Rev. Wayne Cook, pastor at The Miracle Theater and Church of the Way, had colon cancer last year. After many people prayed for him, he had the final chemotherapy port taken out ... and has been completely healed.” ... Just a tongue-in-cheek suggestion: Following in the tradition of the Gatlinburg Golf Course being in Pigeon Forge, and the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport being in Sevierville, why not rename Eagle’s Landing Golf Club, which is in Sevierville, the Gatlinburg (or Pigeon Forge) Golf Club? ... If you ever need someone to keep a secret for you, tell a member of the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts board.

The members of that board had voted on staying in Gatlinburg and adjourned around noon Saturday, Aug. 21, and kept a tight lid on their actions until the decision was announced he following Monday afternoon. Gatlinburg City Commissioner Jerry Hays, whose sister-in-law, Barbara Bevelle, is on the board, couldn’t even get her to tell him. ... The Mediterranean Grill on the Parkway across from Belk shopping center has closed. It was only open for a few weeks. ... During the recent bar association luncheon featuring Tim Priest, who does color commentary on Tennessee football radio broadcasts, host R.B. Summitt was telling the audience his assessment of the economy. During his remarks he said, “I’m afraid it’s gonna get worse before it gets better.” From the audience came, “Are you talking about the economy or Tennessee football?” ...

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By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — Star running backs Chris Johnson and DeAngelo Williams couldn’t find any holes. Vince Young and Matt Moore weren’t much better through the air. Optimists can point to the ferocious defense Carolina and Tennessee played Saturday night, but the offensive ineptitude was cause for concern after the Panthers slogged to a 15-7 victory over the Titans. Carolina’s overhauled defense hardly looked like it missed Julius Peppers, sacking Young four times, keeping Johnson in check and holding Tennessee to 50 yards in the first half. “We got caught off guard by a lot of pressures, a lot of blitzes and things like that,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. “I think that happens, it’s coaching, and it happens in a short week.” But the Titans stymied Moore and Williams, too. Carolina’s firstteam offense is still looking for its first touchdown of the preseason despite playing into the fourth quarter against Tennessee’s second- and third-stringers. “Two of our three biggest playmakers from a year ago haven’t played a snap in the preseason,” Panthers coach John Fox said, referring to receiver Steve Smith (broken arm) and running back Jonathan Stewart (heel). “I think we’re very young overall and particularly at the receiver position. We’ve still got a lot of work to do.” But Fox’s defense is playing better than anybody could’ve hoped. Johnson, the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2009, managed just 10 yards on eight carries with little room to roam in his most extensive work of the preseason. He has 39 yards on 19 carries in three games after rushing for 2,006 yards last season.

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Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann, third from left, is mobbed by teammates Brooks Conrad (26), Tim Hudson, second from left, and Omar Infante (4) after hitting a baseball game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Florida Marlins in Atlanta on Sunday.

McCann’s replay-assisted homer gives Braves win By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA — Brian McCann stood at second base, convinced he had just hit a game-winning homer. His teammates gathered along the first-base line, ready to celebrate. After 86 seconds, umpire crew chief Tim McClelland popped out of the Florida dugout, looked toward McCann and twirled his right index finger — the universal signal for a home run. Upon further review, the Braves win. McCann capped a stunning comeback with a replay-assisted homer that gave Atlanta a 7-6 victory over the Marlins on Sunday — the first time a game ended on a call using video. Without it, McCann might have only gotten credit for a double and the game would have continued on. Instead, he was jumping into the arms of his teammates after the umps took a second look, taking advantage of a limited replay rule that went into effect two years earlier almost to the day — Aug. 28, 2008 — to make sure they got these sort of calls right. “I heard it hit the back tin (wall), so I knew that wasn’t the sound of the pads,” McCann said. “I knew

it was a homer. I was telling Tim McClelland, ’I promise you it’s a homer, I heard it hit the back.”’ Pinch-hitter Matt Diaz tied the game with a two-run homer off Leo Nunez (4-3) after Brooks Conrad led off the ninth with a walk. Nunez retired the next two hitters, then McCann drove a 1-2 pitch toward the wall in right. The ball bounced back onto the field, and the umpires initially ruled it was still in play. McCann stopped at second and began arguing that he should have more than a double. The umpires conferred, then headed toward the tunnel alongside the Florida dugout to look at a replay that clearly showed the ball struck the top of the wall — right over McCann’s name on an auxiliary scoreboard — and went over. It ricocheted back onto the field off the wall in front of the seats. “Yep, that was a home run,” said Florida manager Edwin Rodriguez, whose team took a devastating loss in its long-shot bid to get back in the playoff race. “It was a home run all the way.” When McClelland signaled homer, McCann finished his triumphant jog around the bases, slamming down his helmet before he touched home and disappeared into a mob surrounding the plate. “It was the worst celebration of

Japan ends five-year reign of U.S. in Little League Series

McNabb status in question for season opener ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — It could be a smoke screen or just a cautious assessment of his quarterback’s health, but Mike Shanahan says he’s not certain Donovan McNabb will be available for the Washington Redskins’ season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. “I really don’t know for sure,” Shanahan said Sunday. “That’s why it’s day by day. We’ll see how it goes.” McNabb hasn’t practiced since spraining his left ankle in the second preseason game against Baltimore. He sat out Friday’s game against the New York Jets . Shanahan said the leg is too sore for McNabb to play Thursday against the Arizona Cardinals, but McNabb likely wouldn’t have played in that game anyway because the coach prefers to rest his starters and some of his top backups in the final exhibition to avoid injuries.

all time,” McCann quipped. “I got lost in the moment.” The NL East-leading Braves overcame a 6-1 deficit, scoring three runs in the eighth and three more in the ninth for a victory they will surely remember if they hold on for their first division title since 2005. “There’s not a better feeling,” McCann said. “It makes it better being in a playoff race.” Takashi Saito (2-3) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win, while Nunez’s eighth blown save in 37 chances ruined a strong outing by Florida starter Josh Johnson, who pitched three-hit ball over six innings and allowed only an unearned run. The Braves won for the 23rd time in their final at-bat, which leads the majors. It wasn’t even their biggest comeback of the season — a seven-run ninth gave Atlanta a 10-9 victory over Cincinnati back in May — but this finish will be remembered right alongside Conrad’s walk-off grand slam, especially if this team goes on to make the playoffs. “What team hits two homers in the ninth inning to win a ballgame? Hopefully, that means we’re a team of destiny,” Diaz said. “If this continues, we’ll either all have heart attacks or make the playoffs.”

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Matt Kuchar’s fortunes took quite a turn Sunday, and so did his golf ball. Kuchar beat Martin Laird in a playoff at The Barclays with a shot out of the rough that rolled toward the back of the 18th green, then caught enough of the slope to turn back toward the hole and stop 30 inches away for a birdie. It was a stunning conclusion to the first FedEx Cup playoff event. Kuchar closed with a 5-under 66, and it didn’t look as though it would be enough. Laird had a oneshot lead and needed two putts from just inside 25 feet for the victory, when he ran his putt 7 feet past the hole. He missed the par putt, setting up the playoff. The timing could not have been better for Kuchar. His first victory of the year came two weeks after he made his first Ryder Cup team, and the win can only give him a shot of confidence. Kuchar moved to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings by winning the first playoff event, giving him a good shot at the $10 million prize. And his third career win is likely to move him to a career-best No. 10 in the world ranking. Tiger Woods continues to make progress, which in this case means he gets to keep going. Woods, who started these playoffs at No. 112 in the standings, closed with a 4-under 67 to easily make the top 100 who advance to the second round next week at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Woods tied for 12th, his best finish since June, and moved up to No. 65. Laird, who recovered from a shaky start, looked just as shaky at the end, especially with his putter. He was tied for Kuchar when he had a 20-foot eagle putt on the par-5 17th, only to roll it nearly 8 feet beyond the hole. He made that birdie putt to take the lead, then repeated his mistake on the final hole in regulation. This time, the comeback putt never had a chance. Neither did Laird in the playoff after Kuchar’s shot stopped so close to the cup.

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer

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Waipahu, Hawaii’s Brysen Yoshii walks off the field after the team’s 4-1 loss to Tokyo, Japan, during the Little League World Series championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Little League aces from Japan ended the United States’ five-year reign as World Series champions. The team from Tokyo limited Waipahu, Hawaii, to four singles, and got a homer and three RBIs from Konan Tomori to take the Little League World Series title with a 4-1 victory Sunday. For the first time since 2003, a team from Japan is flying home with the championship banner. Hawaii, which had scored 29 runs over its previous three games, came up short at the plate against Tokyo. Hawaii’s only run came on an error off a sacrifice bunt in the fourth, but reliever Ichiro Ogasawara worked out of a second-and-third jam with a strikeout and a weak bouncer. Ryusuke Ikeda got the win with after striking out five and allowing four hits over three innings, before Ogasawara pitched the final three, striking out three to get his third save. Fittingly, Japan’s players gravitated to the mound after the game to scoop up bags of dirt to take home as mementos, as family members watched proudly from the first-

base stands. After exchanging handshakes at the plate with Hawaii, Japan also got another souvenir — a banner that read “2010 Little League World Series Champions.” They finished the tournament a perfect 5-0. Cheered on by Hawaii fans waving U.S. flags and tea leaves they’ve been carrying around for good luck, the Waipahu All-Stars put on a valiant effort on the mound and with the glove. Thirteen-year-old lefty starter Cody Maltezo, who hadn’t pitched in roughly a month, held Japan to four hits over 5 2-3 innings, and Noah Shackles’ fine stop of a hard bouncer at third likely saved two runs from scoring in the third. But the mashers from the West region couldn’t get the clutch hits that had propelled their unlikely run of four victories in four elimination games over four days into the Little League final. So the All-Star team from Tokyo’s Edogawa Minami Little League became the first international team to take the crown since Curacao in 2004. A team from Tokyo’s Musashi-Fuchu league was the last winner from Japan, the previous year. Through the week, Japan’s fans clad in bright red hats and white T-shirts have been cheering the team with rhythmic clapping from the stands.


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Tide (stadium) bigger, better

s p or t s br i e f s Bob Feller treated for leukemia

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bob Feller is back watching his beloved Cleveland Indians, a bounce in his step as he is treated for leukemia. The third-oldest living member of the Baseball Hall of Fame at age 91, Feller said Sunday that he’s “feeling better than I have in weeks,” following two days at Cleveland Clinic and a week of outpatient treatment.

Seating capacity now tops 100,000 By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s Dre Kirkpatrick and Chris Jordan trotted onto the field and couldn’t stop smiling about the upgrades to Bryant-Denny Stadium shortly after the latest expansion was completed. “This is nice,” said Kirkpatrick, a sophomore Crimson Tide cornerback. “Man, this is going to be loud,” agreed Jordan, a junior linebacker. Indeed. One of college football’s biggest programs now has a stadium to match. A $65 million expansion has pushed capacity to 101,821 and made BryantDenny the nation’s fifthlargest stadium. The South end zone work added 9,683 seats, including 36 luxury boxes. “We’re all just very proud and pleased as to how it has turned out,” Tide athletic director Mal Moore said. “If you sit on the 50-yard line and look North, then look South, they’re identical.” Now, the defending national champions’ stadium stands behind only Michigan (109,901), Penn State (107,282), Tennessee (102,455) and Ohio State (102,329) in seating capacity. It features new video boards, along with a wrought-iron fence and brick-lined avenue along the sidelines. Red and white camellias are expected to bloom in the fall. The “nosebleed” seats are 158 feet high. All told, the project took 22,380 cubic

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Bryant-Denny Stadium, home of the University of Alabama football team, is shown in an aerial photo in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 1998. The latest renovations bring the stadium’s seating capacity to 101,821. feet of concrete, 175,000 bricks and 16 months. “I think the stadium looks fabulous,” Tide coach Nick Saban said. “I think we had one of the best venues in college football before we made the addition of the end zone. Now we’re over 101,000 people, and I think now that we may be among the top two or three venues in terms of a place to play college football of anywhere in the country. I think it’s a beautiful stadium, I think it’s a great place to watch a game.” Fans will get their first experience inside the bigger Bryant-Denny on Saturday against San Jose State. It’s the second expansion of the last four years following a fundraising campaign that has at the least allowed Alabama to catch up with most of its rivals. This expansion comes at a

time when Saban is vaulting the program back to the top of college football. Alabama’s football fortunes were up and down, with coaching changes, athletic leadership in flux and NCAA troubles, when the money-raising campaign started in 2002. “At that time we had reached a real low,” Moore said. “We had fallen way behind. There had been uncertainty with our turnover at the AD position, and changing of the coaching staffs and so forth. Problems with the NCAA. It was very tough on this department, but we simply felt that we couldn’t wait until all of that ended to see where we were and decide what to do. “We thought we had to do something to correct facilities to give our coaches a chance to recruit the great players, to develop competi-

tive teams, and to support athletes to reach their potential in every sport here. I think what we’ve done has done exactly that.” The program didn’t really turn around until Saban’s hiring before the 2007 season. The South end zone includes a massive area called “The Zone” where ticketholders can hang out and eat before, during and after games for $500 a year. They can’t see the field, unlike the pricier area for luxury box holders above. With both end zones filled out, lead architect Courtney Puttman doesn’t see much room for further growth in the stadium. “I think this was meant to be the final touch to the stadium,” she said, “the final statement about Crimson Tide football.”

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It hasn’t been the peaceful, drama-free South Carolina camp Steve Spurrier hoped for. There’s the continued suspension of standout tight end Weslye Saunders, which has gone almost a week with no indication when he might return. There’s been the missed practice time of players who Spurrier told to move out of a local hotel where they had stayed. And there are the lingering injuries to key performers like fullback Pat DiMarco, a team captain, and linebacker Shaq Wilson, the Gamecocks’ leading tackler last season. But Spurrier says his players have put that aside and worked to make sure they’re ready for action when they open against Southern Miss at WilliamsBrice Stadium on Thursday night. “We really haven’t been distracted,” Spurrier said last Thursday night. “Things happened all the time and

some unforeseen things happened this year at preseason practice.” The biggest one’s have involved Saunders, a solid tight end considered a high NFL draft pick next spring. He has met with the NCAA about a party in Miami last May and was among those players living at the hotel. Spurrier suspended him Aug. 23, two days after he led all South Carolina receivers during a scrimmage session. The coach said Saunders’ suspension was not connected to NCAA issues or his hotel stay. Saunders issued a statement through a local radio station Friday saying he had done nothing wrong and had smoothed out his misunderstanding with Spurrier. Still, Saunders, the team’s third-leading receiver with 32 catches last year, was nowhere on South Carolina’s depth chart for the opener. “I’m not going to talk about his situation,” Spurrier said after practice Saturday. “We’re still on hold with him.” Also on hold is what, if anything, may

Jets release Laveranues Coles

NEW YORK (AP) — Laveranues Coles’ third tour with the Jets ended before it really got started. Now, the popular wide receiver’s career is likely over. New York released Coles on Sunday, a month after the Jets brought him back to add depth at the wide receiver spot. The 32-year-old Coles had four catches for 19 yards in three preseason games. He insisted throughout training camp that this would be the last stop of his playing career, reiterating that as recently as last week. But Coles also said he was encouraged that he could still play.

Durant sends U.S. to 2-0 start

ISTANBUL (AP) — An arena that was nearly covered in Slovenian green grew louder with every U.S. miss. Playing a rare early game, the United States had stalled after a quick start, and a double-digit lead was down to five as halftime approached. Then, every time the Americans needed them, Kevin Durant seemed to get on the scoreboard and Kevin Love was on the backboard. Durant scored 22 points, Love added 10 points and 11 rebounds in a gritty 13 minutes off the bench, and the Americans beat Slovenia 99-77 on Sunday in an opening-round game.

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Spurrier ready to end preseason drama By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled left-handed pitcher Mike Minor and optioned reliever Craig Kimbrel to Triple-A Gwinnett. The moves were announced Sunday before Atlanta’s game against the Florida Marlins. Minor had been sent to the Gulf Coast League for a few days but it was merely a paper move, since he had been skipped over in the rotation and wasn’t scheduled to start again until Tuesday. Kimbrel gave the Braves an extra arm in the bullpen for the first two games of their series against Florida. With the rookie league season over, Minor was officially recalled.

happen to those players who lived at the hotel at discounted rates, which the NCAA could consider an extra benefit. Spurrier told those involved to pay their bills and get out. However, several of them have missed practice time or arrived late to workouts as they handled the situation. Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward, in charge of the secondary, worked Tuesday without starting safety Akeem Aguste and backup cornerback C.C. Whitlock. Defensive lineman and captain Ladi Ajiboye was late to that session because of what assistant coach in charge of defense Ellis Johnson said were issues about the hotel. Ward didn’t know if Aguste and Whitlock would play Thursday night, although both are on the depth chart. Spurrier expected a decision about potential penalties before game time. He said last week that typically in such cases a player is forced to miss a game or two and South Carolina would accept the decision and move on.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nyjah Huston has won the inaugural Street League Skateboarding contest and $150,000, the biggest payday in pro skateboarding. The 15-year-old from Davis, Calif., scored 116 points on Saturday to hold off Shane O’Neill, who scored 114.9 to win $80,000. Torey Pudwill was third and won $25,000 while Sean Malto was fourth and earned $10,000. Rounding out the top seven were Chris Cole ($7,500), Chaz Ortiz $6,000) and Paul Rodriguez ($5,500). Huston ended a string of second-place finishes, including in the Maloof Money Cup in Costa Mesa, Calif., three weeks ago. Huston landed all 16 trick in the final heat of that competition but Cole landed enough tricks to walk off with the $100,000 first prize.

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wednesDAY, sept. 1 Medic Blood Drive

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Medic blood drive 11 a.m.7 p.m. Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

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850-5700

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0610

Unfurnished Apartments Townhouse Newly Updated 2BR/1.5BA Covered Parking W/D Conn • $625 mth

0610

FINCHUM PROPERTIES Leasing 1 & 2 BR apts. Hardwood floors, plus many extras, 1 year lease, no pets. TVA energy efficient

865-453-8947 • 865-740-3514

Call 865-384-4054

finchumproperties.com

ARM

0410

Park Village Apartments Farm Market

Concord Grapes, for table, wine, jelly. Morning Glory Farm 865-217-4082.

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0533

Furniture

New 4pc.

Bedroom Group

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

453-0727

0563

Misc. Items for Sale

For Sale

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

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Unfurnished Apartments

453-0727

Taking Applications

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.

865-428-5280 Gateway Village Apartments Affordable family housing 1, 2, 3 BR aparts. Appliances, on-site laundry, convenient to city park. 120 West Paine St. Sevierville 865-453-1729. Income limits apply. Section 8, elderly, mobility impaired encouraged to apply. EHO/Handicap Accessible.

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

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

REACH more buyers with the Classifieds.

Call 428-5161

EAL ESTATE FOR RENT

0610

Unfurnished Apartments

$575 Move in Today. Ideal, quiet location. 2BR/1.5BA. Living room, kitchen. W/D included. No pets. 850-6123

1 & 2 Bedroom near G’burg

$450 & up Discount on 1st month’s rent. 865-430-9671 865-228-7533 423-276-5678 2BR/1.5BA C/H, stove, frig, furn. Sevierville NO PETS, patio -$500+. 453-5079 *WEARS VALLEY 1 BR/1BA $525/ Mo. + Dep. Walk-In Closet All kit. Appl. + W/D Conn. Some pets okay (865) 654-6507

• Spacious 2 Bedrooms • Washer/Dryer Hookups • Ceiling Fans

• Fully Equipped Kitchen • Club House • Swimming Pool

• Mini Blinds • Pets/Ask

River Country Apartments Old Newport Hwy., Sevierville, TN 428-5186

ABSOLUTE AUCTION 45 Acre Farm (Divided in 6 tracts) + 1008 SF Home

Saturday, September 4, 10:30 a.m.

Estate of Herman & Margaret Smith., Late Directions: From Sevierville, west on I-40, to exit 402, follow auction signs 3 miles to farm & home on Curtis Road.

OPEN HOUSE: SUN. AUG. 29th or Call Selling Agent for appt. Go to: www.easttennesseerealty.com for more details

EAST TENNESSEE REALTY & AUCTION CO. 3036 Highway 33, Maynardville, TN - 865-992-8981 Lic. #46


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0610

Unfurnished Apartments

RIVERWALK - Sevierville

AFFORDABLE LUXURY APARTMENTS

0620

Homes for Rent

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

House For rent. 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

3BR 2BA Boyds Creek area No Pets 850-5700

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.

BOB RENTS

NEW HOMES FOR RENT

2 BR & 2 1/2 BA

$650-$1,000 Monthly

HOUSE NICE/CLEAN SEVIERVILLE

APARTMENT 2 BR & 1 BA

865-850-3874

PIGEON FORGE

APARTMENT 2 BR & 1 1/2 BA

0625

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

SEVIERVILLE

HOUSE 3 BR & 2 BA

Convenient Location SEVIERVILLE

865-774-5919

0620

Homes for Rent

2-Story 3BD/3.5BA xtra lrg 2 car garage. Close to Sev & PF. No pets, $1100mo. 865-654-8894

4 Bedroom, 3 Car Garage, Luxury Home, Sevier. $1600 (865) 654-4696

Available Sept 30, 3BD/2BA, Living rm, dining rm, kitchen, laundry, huge bonus rm with gas frplc, small bonus rm, gorgeous views from front porch, back patio or side deck. 2 lrg out bldgs on over 1 acre. Some pets ok. $995mo. owner, agent. 865-654-9972

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

Call 865-428-5161

RESORT CONDO FOR RENT. 1 BR and 2 BR furnished and unfurnished. Includes W/D, water, cable, WIFI, local phone, indoor/outdoor pool. From $550/month + deposit. 865-908-1342

0630

Duplex 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (each side) in Gatlinburg city limits, no pets, one side is $600/MO, one side is $500/Mo. (865) 428-7575

0635 Rooms for Rent

For Rent

Beautiful Creekside Rooms in Gatlinburg

Belle Meadows 3BR 2BA w/ 2 car garage Approx. 1800 Sq ft. $1200 865-429-2962

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

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

865-621-2941

Private Motel Room

DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE 428 Park Rd.

near trolley stop

Includes All Utilities.

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

405-2116

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

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

Nice Office with Warehouse Bay. Sevierville Reasonable Rent 453-6289 or 548-6838 Warehouse & office space near exit 407, 933-5894 or 382-7781

0675

Mobile Homes for Rent

2 & 3 Bedroom near Douglas Dam, $450-$475 mo + Dep. One on large wooded lot. 933-5894 or 382-7781. Clean & Quiet, 2BR 2 BA, large master, W/In Closet, sep.laundry rm, Stove, fridge, D/W. Mowing included. No pets. Close to Sev. $575 mo. First, last & deposit. Call Rebecca 865-621-6615

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

428-3096

3BR/2BA $500-$700/mth Boyds Creek Area No pets. 908-8629

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EAL ESTATE FOR SALE

0710

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

Great for 1 person! 1 bed, full size frig. microwave, cable TV $120 weekly $50 deposit 436-7745 • Gatlinburg

Grandview Estates, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Brick Ranch, 2 car garage plus detached 2 car garage/workshop $225,000. for more information call 865-755-1708

1162 Home Improvement & Repair

1162 Home Improvement & Repair

$925 + deposit 865-428-5212

1156 Heating/Cooling

Duplexes for Rent

AIR CONDITIONING

Lower Your Electric Bill TUNE UP $49.95 + FREON Service/Repair/Install LESS WATTZ AIR CONDITIONING

Remodeling? Combs Construction 25 years experience fully licensed and insured

865-809-8802

1162 Home Improvement & Repair The p/up #, 250451, is not in our system. Painting/Remodeling & Please give valid p/up Handyman SeRvice orJob attach pdf of ad. no too Small Thanks. call derich

We do everything from decks to building your house

Jester’s

865-599-1258

BOBCAT/CONCRETE WORK GARAGE SlABS PATiOS/SidEWAlKS/ETC. GRAdE dRiVEWAYS

865-680-4678 865-428-3151

DIG UP great finds in the Classifieds.

All work guaranteed No job too small

363-8555 1198

KELLY’S HOME IMPROVEMENT

Quality Work - Reasonable Prices Carpentry • Electrical • Plumbing Kitchens • Bathrooms • Painting Licensed & Insured

Call Ty 368-2361

All for Your Cabin Caulking, Re-staining, Pressure Washing, Carpentry, Floors, Remodeling High Quality, Good Price

865-621-7847

Classifieds ♌ A13

0635 Rooms for Rent

Lawn/Landscape/ Tree Svc

Yard Mowing & Weedeating, Yard Clean Up, Hauling Trash & Brush, Trees Cut & Removal & Trimmed

865-654-0892

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE

Sale at public auction will be on September 14, 2010 at 10:00AM local time at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Charles J. Sisson, Sr., to Tri State Land Title, Trustee, on September 7, 2007 at Book 2907, Page 160conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office, Owner of Debt: Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Sixteenth (16th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 62 of Brothers Cove as shown by said plat recorded in Plat 36, Page 75 in the Office of the Register of Deeds, Sevier County, Tennessee, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property.This conveyance made together with right of ingress, egress and utility service along existing roads to the subject property. Street Address 3446 Carson Ridge Way Sevierville, TN 37862 Current Owner(s) of property: Valentine Branch Properties, LLC The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3446 Carson Ridge Way, Sevierville, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIKGHTS IN POSSESSION SALE IS THE SUBJECT TO ANY INTEREST THAT MAY EXIST IN UNRELEASED DEED OF TRUST OF RECORD AT BOOK 2902, PAGE 83, IN THE REGISTER’S OFICE OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee.The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above.If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 10-005599 August 23, 30 & September 6, 2010

1198

Lawn/Landscape/ Tree Svc

RDC

Lawn Care and Maintenance We treat your yard as if it was our own. Mowing, mulching, weed-eating, planting, pressure washing, clean gutters, fall leaf removal and much more.

McKinney Lawn Service Landscaping, All Drain Work, Mulching, Mowing, Pressure Washing. We Do It ALL. Quality Work. Senior Discount 20 yrs exp.

654-9078

1276

Roofing

Call for a free estimate 556-4952 Bushhogging-Clearing, DumptruCk graDing, BaCkhoe. Lic. & ins.

CAMPBELL ENTERPRISES 865-850-2078

A&J’s Tree Experts

 

Our Price will not be beat! Full insured. 14+ years exp.

      

Lawn/Landscape/ Tree Svc

25 yrs exp.

    

      

1198

Trees trimmed/ cut/removed/ landscaping

865-774-1253

1342 Storage, Indoor/ Outdoor

CLIMATE CONTROLLED 10x10 self-storage $65 mo. Discounts Available! Behind Riverchase subdiv. 1855 Country Meadows Dr. 865-318-3415

NOW LEASING WAREHOUSE SPACE 1500-3100 sq ft. Great for distribution co. Please call for lease rate. Behind Riverchase Subdiv. Country Meadows Dr. 865-318-3415.

10X10 or 10X20 SELF STORAGE

METAL ROOFING 247-6044 All types of Roofing Commercial Roofing Rubber Roofing Roof Leak Experts Metal Roofing

247-6044

Classifieds 428-0746

Convenient Location! 411 South, left on Robert Henderson Rd., 1/4 mile on right at Riverwalk Apts.

429-2962


does not recommend or endorse any product, service or company. For more information and assistance regarding the investigation of FINANCING, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND WORK AT HOME OPPORTUNITIES, this newspaper urges its readers to contact the Better Business Bureau, 2633 Kingston Pike, Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37919, Phone (865)692-1600.

0710

Homes for Sale

Owner/Agent Moving Sale. Must Sell. 2800 SF Home in Pigeon Forge great subdivision. City water, paved road, 3 miles from Parkway, more information call Joe 865-428-6115 or 305-776-6206. Developer close out: Beautiful home site. Utilities, paved road. 2 miles Chapman Hwy. 1.41 ac. $36,000.00. Call Joe: 865-428-6115 or 305-776-6206.

0715

Condominiums for Sale

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

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

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RANSPORTATION

0832

Motorcycles

2006 Honda BTX 1300 for sale. 3800mi like new. $1500 worth of extras. $6500. Call 865-365-7878 after 5pm.

Classifieds 428-0746

0856

2003 GMC Yukon V8 SLT 4WD. Rear ent ctr. 107000mi, $13,000. 865-621-2578

0868

Cars for Sale

2002 NISSAN SENTRA, 4 cyl., AT, AC, 4 Dr., black w/gray interior. 110,000 miles. $3600. Call Benny 865-607-6542.

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

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Classifieds ♦ A14

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

AND

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: BRAWL ADAGE ENTITY SAFARI Answer: What spring does after a long, cold winter — BRINGS “RE-LEAF”


Comics ◆ A15

Monday, August 30, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home

Advice

Couple should seek counseling at crossroads of 17-year relationship

Zits

Blondie

Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been together for 17 years -- married for the past nine. This is a second marriage for both of us. We have no children together. Things were good for the first several years, but then I became complacent and lost interest. Sex happened only on rare occasion. We started doing things separately. My wife told me she loved me, but she’d met a man who made her feel good and wanted to be with him. Annie, I knew she was unhappy with me, but I didn’t want our marriage to end. So I gave my consent for her to spend more time with this man -- and she did. After several months, she said I should go out and meet someone. Three weeks ago, my wife and her boyfriend went out of town for the weekend, and I decided to go for a few beers. I met “Nancy,” and we really hit it off. Being with her was exciting, and I felt alive for the first time in years. Here’s the problem: When I told my wife about Nancy, she went ballistic. She broke down and said she is still in love with me, and the thought of my being with another woman is more than she can handle. I realize it’s unfair that she got to be with her guy for a year and now the rules change. But in the past two weeks, we’ve done a lot of talking and soul-searching. I feel the right thing to do is forget about Nancy. The problem is, I can’t stop thinking of her. I’m afraid if I agree to stay in the marriage, it will

never be really good, and that’s not fair to either of us. Any advice? -Emotionally Drained Dear Drained: Your wife obviously wanted to have it both ways. Still, the solution is not to accept being miserable. It’s to find out why things became so muddled and how you can fix them -- or go your separate ways. What you found appealing about Nancy could simply have been the novelty of having someone take an interest in you. Please ask your wife to go with you for counseling and work on these issues with the help of a professional. Dear Annie: My daughter sent a nasty, hateful letter about me to her siblings. She broke my heart. Until then, she was the perfect daughter, and we had a close relationship. I waited for an explanation or an apology. She made several e-mail attempts, saying she was sorry I was offended by her joke. That was not acceptable to me. I said I want a face-to-face apology, an admission of wrongdoing, a showing of remorse and a request for forgiveness. It’s been four years, and I have not seen her or my grandchildren. Now the granddaughter has invited us to her winter graduation. I think it’s best not to go because I do not want to be near this daughter and will

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e

Garfield

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

For Better Or Worse

Tina’s Groove

not speak to her until she offers a sincere apology. I don’t want my attendance at the graduation to give her the chance to do so at the event. Are my expectations too high? -- Brokenhearted Mother and Grandmother Dear Broken: By not attending the graduation, you are depriving your granddaughter of your presence, and you are deliberately trying to make your daughter grovel in order to be forgiven. While you certainly deserve an apology, you don’t have to make it so hard. It will only prolong the estrangement. If she uses the graduation as an opportunity to apologize, isn’t it worth it? Dear Annie: Years ago, I worked at a warehouse where someone kept stealing lunches, so I spiked my tuna sandwiches with as many red pepper flakes as I could stand. The next day, someone took my lunch, and it was obvious who did it because the woman was by the water cooler trying to drink the whole jug. -- H. 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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Housekeeping Tournament of Champions

NATION/WORLD BRIEFS Volcano quiet for 400 years erupts

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in western Indonesia spewed hot lava and sand high into the sky early Sunday in its first eruption in 400 years. Government volcanologist Surono, who uses only one name, said Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province started rumbling a few days ago and the minor morning eruption had mostly stopped. He said Mount Sinabung last erupted in 1600, so observers don’t know the volcano’s eruption pattern and are monitoring it closely for more activity. It caused no major damage and “only dust covered plants and trees,� he said.

Earl becomes Cat 1 hurricane

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Earl has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane as it barrels toward several islands in the eastern Caribbean. Meanwhile, the Category 1 Hurricane Danielle was bringing dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Earl could make landfall over the Northern Leeward Islands as soon as Sunday night. It could become a major hurricane by Tuesday.

Above, Team Inn on the River celebrates after Heidi Avila is the first to knock over shampoo bottles with a spray bottle during the 2010 Housekeeper Tournament of Champions at the Music Road Convention Center Thursday. Teams from around the county competed in events such as timed bed making, dummy undress and dress, toilet paper toss and dustpan golf. At right, Ramon Armenta, of team Cabin Fever, gets advice from team members during the bedmaking race.

Mistaken ID jails Louisiana pastor

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A series of unfortunate coincidences led to a case of mistaken identity that put a Louisiana minister behind bars for nearly eight hours. Gregory Jones, pastor at Eden Worship Center, was pulled over for speeding and arrested as a man wanted for violating parole in Texas. The minister not only had the same name as the wanted man, but the same birthdate — and a Texas driver’s license. So he wound up handcuffed and taken to a Shreveport jail.

Memphis schools may get millions

Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press

MEMPHIS (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has declined to hear the City of Memphis’ appeal in a school funding dispute, leaving city officials to figure out how to pay up to $57 million. In 2008, the City Council sliced its school contribution by $57 million as part of an effort to shift funding to the county. School officials said this violated the state’s Basic Education Funding formula.

7 U.S. troops killed in latest Afghan fighting KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Seven U.S. troops have died in weekend attacks in Afghanistan’s embattled southern and eastern regions, while officials found the bodies Sunday of five kidnapped campaign aides working for a female candidate in the western province of Herat. Two servicemen died in bombings Sunday in southern Afghanistan, while two others were killed in a bomb attack in the south on Saturday, and three in fighting in the east the same day, NATO said. Their identities and other details were being withheld until relatives could be notified. The latest deaths bring to 42 the number of American forces who have died this month in Afghanistan after July’s high of 66. A total of 62 international forces have died in the country this month, including seven British troops. Fighting is intensifying with the addition of 30,000 U.S. troops to bring the total number of international forces in Afghanistan to 140,000 — 100,000 of them American. Most of those new troops have been

assigned to the southern insurgent strongholds of Helmand and Kandahar provinces where major battles are fought almost daily as part of a gathering drive to push out the Taliban. The five campaign workers were snatched Wednesday by armed men who stopped their twovehicle convoy as it drove through remote countryside. Five others traveling in the vehicles had earlier been set free, according to a man who answered the phone at the home of candidate Fawzya Galani and declined to give his name. Residents of Herat’s Adraskan district reported finding the bodies early Sunday. They were later transported to the local

morgue for identification by family members, district chief Nasar Ahmad Popul said. No one has claimed responsibility for the killings, although Taliban insurgents have waged a bloody campaign of murder and intimidation against candidates and election workers in hopes of sabotaging the Sept. 18 parliamentary polls the 249 seats in the lower house. In a similar attack in Herat, male parliamentary candidate Abdul Manan was shot and killed Saturday on his way to a mosque by an assassin traveling on the back of a motorcycle. Meanwhile Sunday, two

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