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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 287 ■ October 14, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 75 Cents

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Pigeon Forge CNA pleads guilty

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Longmire faces up to 2 years on charges of taking improper pictures By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

5Pearl Speaks to media UT Vols basketball focusing on practice, not NCAA investigation sports, Page A8

SEVIERVILLE — The second of two certified nursing assistants accused of taking improper pictures of patients at Pigeon Forge Care and Rehab entered a guilty plea Tuesday, hours after she lost a bid to get her charges dropped. April Longmire was charged with four counts of willful abuse,

neglect or exploitation of adults for taking pictures of patients in the Alzheimer’s care wing while the patients were undressed, or in other states that prosecutors say could have embarrassed the patients. She entered an “open plea,” meaning she acknowledged her guilt without an agreement. A deferred sentence is not an option for the charge. However, officials have said she has no prior convictions so

the longest sentence she would likely serve is two years. “April Longmire did a complete open plea, with no agreement as to the terms, so the max she could get is two years,” Assistant District Attorney George Ioannides said. Judge Richard Vance will determine whether she serves that sentence in prison, on probation, or some combination of the two. The other CNA charged with

the crime, Mary Ann Burgess, entered a plea agreement earlier this year. While she had prior convictions, the agreement calls for a two-year sentence. The investigation into the two started when Burgess left a cell phone at a restaurant. Employees there found pictures of male and female patients in various states of undress while trying to find

Fatal fire

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Memory Walk set Saturday at PFHS

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$147K is goal for Alzheimer’s event

Chilean miners lifted to safety after 69 days under ground WORLD, Page A14

By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer

acknowledging the financial crisis hit plenty of people hard and believing all along there may be hope of a resurrection. They held onto the merchandise, ignoring the missing money, for the last two years, even as

PIGEON FORGE — The Smoky Mountain Memory Walk, coordinated by the Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Pigeon Forge High School — and people raising funds are still hitting the streets, determined to meet the organization’s goal of $147,500. “We’re still fund-raising and firming things up, making sure we have everything ready logistically,” said Patrick Baker, event co-chair and Walgreens community leader. “We have a backup plan if it rains — we’ll have it inside the school (instead of outside), but it looks like the weather is going to be good.” Signs that fundraising is still in full swing include a flock of purple flamingos making the rounds around Sevier County. “It’s something new we’ve done this year,” Baker said. “Businesses and individuals have been getting visits from a flock of 20 purple — not pink — flamingos in their yards to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s.” In exchange for having the flamingos removed from their yards and sent on to their next destination, individuals and businesses have been asked to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. For a slightly larger donation, they can choose where the birds will land next. Walgreens, located at the Forks of the River, was the first Sevierville business to be “flocked.” Registration opens and entertainment begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Opening ceremonies will be at 10 a.m., followed by activities such as tricycle races, a scavenger hunt, team T-shirt design contest and more. The Memory Walk ribbon cutting is set for 11 a.m. Baker said that Walgreens has been involved with the Memory Walk for 15 years,” Baker said. “This is his ninth year involved in Sevier County’s Memory Walk. “You can ask anyone, and there’s someone they

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Local

Commission eases the way Special events planners in Pigeon Forge helped by new ordinance Page A3

Weather Today

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Investigators sift through the ashes at 869 Timberlake Circle Wednesday morning looking for any evidence.

Identity unconfirmed in Tuesday night blaze

Partly cloudy High: 65°

Tonight Clear Low: 39°

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Obituaries Neal Soutra, 73 Lester Householder Jr., 74 Lloyd Smith, 99 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . A1-A4,A6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . A8-A10 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A13 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A13 Classifieds . . . . . A10-A12 Nation . . . . . . . . . A5,A14 World . . . . . . . . . . A5,A14

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

By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies believe a local man died Tuesday night in a fire at his home, but have not confirmed the identity of remains found at the trailer. Dispatchers were notified of the fire at 869 Timberlake Circle, off Flat Creek Road, at about 11 p.m.,

Sheriff Ron Seals said. When firefighters arrived, they found the residence fully engulfed in flames. Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters found human remains inside the house. The remains were badly burned and, as of Wednesday evening, authorities could not confirm their identity. However, Seals said the resident of the trailer, 50-year-old

Billy M. Griffin, has not been seen since the fire. The body was taken to The University of Tennessee Forensic Center for an autopsy. Because the fire resulted in a fatality, the Tennessee Bomb and Arson Division was called in to assist with the investigation. n jfarrell@themountainpress.com

Belle ‘souvenirs’ to be auctioned By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — Even as one city official says she’s “optimistic” about the future of Belle Island Village, $300,000 worth of souvenirs headed for the defunct development’s shops is set to go on the auction block in the coming days. Clyde Rennie Jr. says the merchandise, much of it branded with Belle Island’s name or the names of attractions that were to be included in it, has been filling half of a 7,000-square-foot warehouse his father owns for almost two and a half years. Unfortunately, it has apparently stayed there without the benefit of rent money for most of that time, a fact Rennie says has forced the sale. The auction will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the warehouse at 1510 West Meadow Court. When the lease agreement was first signed with Belle Island developer Glen Bilbo, things seemed fine, Rennie

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A Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture Museum coffee cup sits amid boxes filled with Belle Island merchandise that will be auctioned off on Tuesday. says. Development was proceeding apace at the 17-acre island in the Little Pigeon River and the payments were made on time. That all changed, though, as the enterprise’s financing collapsed in late 2008, taking the development down with

it. It was about that time that the checks stopped coming. “I guess they paid for about six months, but when their financing blew up, they stopped paying,” Rennie says. Still, the warehouse owners gave Bilbo the benefit of the doubt,


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The Mountain Press ◆ Thursday, October 14, 2010

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, OCT. 14 Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis exercise classes 9:30-10:30 a.m. Extension office, Mondays and Thursdays in October. 4533695 for registration and information.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery free meal 5 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Kodak United Methodist Church. A Christbased 12-step program for anyone with hurts, habits and hangups. crkodak.com or 933-5996.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Hot Meals

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

TOPS

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

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-4 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.

Riverbend Concert

J.P. Miller in concert 7 p.m. Riverbend Campground. Free.

Church Yard Sale

Henderson Chapel yard sale, rain or shine, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. Proceeds go for youth mission trip. 4530152.

friDAY, OCT. 15 Carter Benefit

Benefit/fundraiser for Dr. Rodney Carter sponsored by Jessica Johnson and Collier Foods from 4-10 p.m., Mr. Gattis at Governor’s Crossing in Sevierville. There will be live entertainment and door prizes. Proceeds to benefit the Carter Family. For more Information please call Jessica at 4532806.

MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers through kindergarten and expecting, 9:30-noon, first and third Friday. Childcare provided. Evergreen

Church. 428-3001.

Relay Fundraiser

Wal-Mart Relay For Life team selling hog dogs, burgers, nachos, baked goods today through Oct. 17. E-mail to earl1969@ charter.net.

Christmas Bazaar

Christmas bazaar yard sale today and Saturday, 312 Kelly Hills Road, Sevierville, to benefit people of Scott County for Christmas.

PEP Moms

PEP Moms meets 9:15 a.m.-noon, First Baptist Sevierville for food, fellowship and devotion. Karen Koerten speaking on “From Tween to Teen, Better to Prepare than to Repair.” Breakfast provided.

tunebook for free entry. 428-0874.

Benefit Singing

Benefit singing for Dot and Carolyn Ball, 7 p.m. Conner Heights Baptist Church, with Ray Ball, Locust Ridge, Destiny Band and Ron Seals.

Thomas Ogle USD

Thomas Ogle USD 1812 meets 2 p.m. at the King Family Library.

Yard/Bake Sale

Yard/bake sale 10 a.m.3 p.m., Gatlinburg First United Methodist UMW for Missions. Includes cookbooks, crafts, dishes, jewelry.

Market Harvestfest

Bring non-perishable food items (or money) to Sevier County High School football game today. Items to be donated to Sevier County Food Ministries.

Gatlinburg Farmer’s Market Harvestfest, 8 a.m.noon at Alamo Steakhouse parking lot on Highway 321. Live music, costume contest for dogs, pumpkin painting, Indian corn, bakery items and seasonal foods.

Angel Food

Angel Food

Bears Food Drive

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 1-6 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.

Candy Sale

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 10 a.m.-4 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245. n 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Father’s House, 139 Bruce Street, Sevierville.

Community First Church of God, 131 Palette Circle, Seymour, taking orders for chocolate covered peanut butter footballs until Oct. 15, for pick-up Oct. 29 and 30, 774-5983.

Original Smoky Mountain Jubilee Quartet in concert 7 p.m., Riverbend Campground. Free.

Church Singing

Love Your Neighbor

Waldens Creek Missionary Baptist Church singing 7 p.m. with Red Bank Youth Choir.

saturDAY, OCT. 16 SCHS Reunion

Riverbend Concert

Love Your Neighbor Day needs volunteers. Meet at 8 a.m. at Big Lots to spend the day working on repairs to homes of six different families. 604-4088 or www. live-it.tv.

Sevier County High School Class of 2000 reunion, 6-10 p.m., River Plantation, 1004 Parkway in Sevierville. $50 couple, $35 person. E-mail to 2000bears@gmail. com or visit Facebook.

Hills Creek Baptist Church pastor appreciation spaghetti dinner and singing 5-7 p.m. with auction to follow. Dinner is $7 for ages 19 and up, $5 for ages 6-18.

Church Yard Sale

Supper/Auction

Henderson Chapel yard sale, rain or shine, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 453-0152.

Wearwood Fundraiser

Yard sale to benefit Wearwood Elementary eighth-grade trip, 9-3 at Bear’s Valley Antiques ’n Flea Market, next to BP station. Donations of items accepted at school. 8985408 or 774-5500.

Hobo Supper

Hobo supper 6 p.m., Gists Creek Baptist Church. $5. 428-7346, 441-4057 or 908-2770. Proceeds benefit youth mission.

Electro-Voice Reunion

Reunion of former employees of Electro-Voice, 3-7 p.m. at Mountain Star Lodge, 1309 Dolly Parton Parkway. Covered dish meal 5 p.m. 453-2593.

Shape Note Singing

Annual Dollywood shape note singing 2 p.m. Show New Harp of Columbia

Hills Creek Baptist

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church soup/ chili/bean supper and silent auction 5-8 p.m. $6 for 12 and older, $4 for children 4-11. Proceeds benefit local missions.

sunDAY, OCT. 17 Middle Creek UMC

Homecoming, Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge. Covered dish lunch to follow service. 216-2066.

Pro Life Speaker

Pro-life advocate Brandi Lozier speaks at 6:30 p.m., Freedom Harvest Church, Grand Majestic Theater in Pigeon Forge.

Kodak UMC

Shadow Ridge Bluegrass Band at 9 a.m. worship service, Kodak United Methodist Church, 2923 Bryan Road.

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 Joseph Vincent Bastanzi III, 22, of 2859 Luther Catlett Circle in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 12 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Glen Scott Boyles, 53, of Dandridge, was charged Oct. 12 with a second count of violation of probation. He was released. u Jesse Bright, 29, of 459 Asbury Drive in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 12 with contempt of court. He was being held in lieu of $2,242 bond. u Anthony Paul Davis, 34, of 2330 Maxwell Lane 8 in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 12 with violation of probation. He was released on $3,000 bond. u Kaila Everheart, 18, of Strawberry Plains, was charged Oct. 12 with domestic violence assault. She was being held in lieu of $500 bond. u Jessica Nicole McMahan, 26, of 1305 Park

Road #2 in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 12 with theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000. She was released on $3,500 bond. u Michael Jay Will, 25, of 3704 Hardwood Road Apt. 2 in Kodak, was charged Oct. 12 with a misdemeanor warrant from general

sessions court and second count of violation of probation. He was being held. u Christopher Lee Williams, 37, of 643 S. Rogers Road in Seymour, was charged Oct. 12 with violation of a valid court order. He was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond.

Flea Market Fellowship

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

Sims Chapel Singing

The Bradley Family from North Carolina will be singing 6:30 p.m. at Sims Chapel Baptist Church, Sims Road. 765-0678.

Glades Lebanon Singing

Singing with the Faith Trio, 10:45 a.m., Glades Lebanon Baptist Church. Greg Watson, 659-3443.

Basketball Clinic

Pigeon Forge Junior League basketball clinic for grades 1-6, 2-5 p.m., middle school. Registration 1:30. $20 per player. To preregister call 654-2105.

monDAY, OCT. 18 Weight Loss Surgery

Smoky Mountain Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery Support Group at LeConte Medical Center meets 6:308 p.m. in classrooms. 2509354 or e-mail at Nsg4Him@ aol.com.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 11 a.m.-5 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.

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

Hot Meals

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

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Pleasant Hill UMC members Trace and Chance Loveday look at a few of the items donated for the upcoming auction.

Pleasant Hill UMC supper, auction set for Saturday Submitted Report SEVIERVILLE — The members of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church are preparing for their seventh annual supper and silent auction for local missions. “We have seen an increased need for assistance due to the economy,” said auction coordinator Dara Loveday. The supper and silent auction will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday in the church’s activities building, left off Chapman Highway on Pleasant Hill Road, just past road construction. The all-you-can-eat supper is $6 for ages 12 and older, $4 for children 4-11 years and free for children 3 and younger. The meal includes soup/chili/beans, bread/crackers, drink and dessert. All proceeds will benefit those in need in Sevier County. Take-out trays will be available, and there will be door prizes. “Local businesses are always very generous,” volunteer Diana Moore said. “We have certificates from numerous shops and restaurants. Businesses have also donated a lot of great items and members of the church are making baked goods for the auction. “The food is great too. We expect to have 14 different choices available, including homemade chili, potato soup, and beans. You can try them all or just have your favorite one.”


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Thursday, October 14, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press

PF Commission eases way for special events planners By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — Schools, churches and other nonprofits got a break in planning special events Monday after the City Commission ratified a change to the ordinances governing how those gatherings get city approval. In the past those requests had to go through the same procedure as everything else, with lemonade stands for the Girl Scouts mixed in with everything from outlet mall sidewalk sales to rod runs. Now, they’ll get a break, with city planning staffers now given the ability to approve them.

The move makes it so those proposing events that include fundraisers and parties for nonprofit organizations no longer have to go before the Planning Commission for approval, a process that can take weeks. That system has frequently led to problems for the organizers who, often unaware of the requirement, haven’t submitted their events until it was too late to get the needed OK. “That has forced us to deny some of these requests simply because they could not be added to the Planning Commission agenda,” Chief Planner David Taylor said. Those rejections have most often come in the days preceding

major events like rod runs. With a number of groups seeing the opportunity to hold fundraisers with all those folks in town, petitions for subsidiary events during those gatherings often flood in, Taylor said. The new rules will still require those who plan the events to submit site plans and show their efforts won’t disrupt traffic. However, that work can most of the time be done with pen and paper, and is far less involved than drafting a site plan for a proposed building, Taylor said. If everything meets with the planners’ approval, the event can move forward without going before the Planning Commission.

Though it was the proposal’s second time before the group and it got unanimous approval both times, it didn’t move through without questions. Commissioner David Wear worried some potential vagueness in the new rules might open the doors for accusations of favoritism. Taylor assured the group only small-scale events sponsored by non-profits will get the treatment. Further, he said existing rules will govern how those are approved. During Monday’s session, the group also voted to approve: n Ordinance 914 to rezone a parcel located approximately 550 feet northwest of the inter-

section of Waldens Creek and Goose Gap roads from R-1 (low-density residential) to C-3 (neighborhood commercial) n A request from Eddie Fox to connect at his expense to the city’s water system on Waldens Creek Road n A bid from Charles Blalock & Sons Construction to relocate a water line owned by the city in front of Catons Chapel School at a cost of $118,768.50 to allow for road construction n A bid from Liquid Engineering Corp. to perform the inspection and cleaning of four water storage tanks at a cost of $7,100. n dhodges@themountainpress.com

Woman arrested in connection with February crimes

Kiwanis pancake dinner stirs up $7,000 for charity

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The sunshine brought diners to Flapjacks Pancake Cabin in Sevierville for the semi-annual Sevierville Kiwanis pancake supper. The event ran from 4-7:30 p.m. The club raised more than $7,000 in meals sold, table tips and advertising on placemats from area businesses. By 6 p.m. the restaurant was filled. It is estimated that 350 people attended. The Kiwanis Club members volunteered their time to serve the crowd. Funds raised are used throughout the year for local causes.

SEVIERVILLE — Sheriff Ron Seals said Wednesday a Sevier County Grand Jury has indicted a second person in connection with a February 2 0 1 0 day-long crime Key spree. Seals said that Amanda J. Key, age 25 of 8023 Dotson Road, Knoxville, was arrested on a Grand Jury Indictment for two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of theft of property. Key’s boyfriend, James W. Nuchols, age 25 of Knoxville, was arrested on the day of the crimes by sheriff’s detectives but

Key had fled the area. The pair are accused of robbing a female in the parking lot of Walgreens in Pigeon Forge and also robbing another female in the paring lot of Kroger’s in Seymour. The pair also stole a license plate from a car in Sevierville and stole gas from a market on Chapman Highway back on Feb. 2. Key was arrested without incident and is being held in the Sevier County Jail under a $75,000. A hearing date will be set later in Circuit Court.

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WSCC presents ‘America’s Music’ today Submitted Report SEVIERVILLE — Music and dance numbers from the early days of country to modern jazz will be featured when Walters State Community College students present an evening of “America’s Music” today and Friday on the Sevier County Campus. “America’s Music”

is a tribute to all forms of American music. Audience members will enjoy music ranging from “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “Where the Boys Are” right up to “ABC” and “Pin Ball Wizard.” Backbeat, the show choir of the program, will be doing the numbers with special choreographing. The musical is directed by Deborah Hicks,

director of professional entertainment. Show times are 7 p.m. for both days. Admission is $10 for adults. An assortment of heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 6 p.m. for at an additional price today. To make reservations for either night or for more information, contact Hicks at 774-5810.

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The Mountain Press ◆ Thursday, October 14, 2010

Right to hunt, fish issue on election ballot CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Tennessee voters will decide whether there should be a constitutional guarantee to hunt and fish. State Sen. Bo Watson, a Hixson Republican, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press he co-sponsored the ballot initiative because he wants to see the right to take game embedded in the constitution where government couldn’t infringe upon it. If the issue is approved Nov. 2, a right to hunt and fish would be guaranteed as are such rights as trial by jury and bearing arms. Ashley Byrne of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals calls the

proposed amendment frivolous and asked why not guarantee the rights to shop and golf. A national federal survey shows the number of people hunting and fishing in Tennessee has declined since 2001 and some people worry that the long-presumed right could one day be taken away. Arizona, Arkansas and South Carolina are also asking voters on Nov. 2 to decide whether to establish a constitutional right to hunt and fish. Ten other states already have such a right, including Georgia, which passed a similar measure in 2006,

and Alabama, which passed the rule in 1996. “People sort of understand it and know it, but without it being a part of the actual framework of the constitution, it leaves open the opportunity for the government to infringe on people’s rights to hunt and fish,” Watson said. Ashley Byrne, senior campaigner for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the proposed amendment is on the ballot “because hunting is in decline because most Americans prefer environmentally sound, nonconsumptive ways of enjoying wildlife and nature, especially younger people.”

state briefs TVA fuel adjustment dropping

KNOXVILLE (AP) — After increases for eight months, starting Nov. 1 the Tennessee Valley Authority will cut residential bills between $3.50 and $7 due to lower-thanprojected fuel costs. The nation’s largest public utility said in a statement Wednesday that in September, coal, purchased power and gas prices were 12 percent below the predicted level. That helped to offset demand that was higher than projected and lower hydro generation than had been forecast. The 5 percent decrease in November follows a total 28 percent increase in the fuel cost adjustment since March.

Inspectors: Gay club fire was set

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Knoxville fire officials say a blaze at a gay nightclub was intentionally set. Assistant Fire Chief Danny Beeler said investigators have determined the incident Sunday morning at Club

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out who owned the phone, and called authorities. Longmire was included in some of the pictures, according to authorities. She can be seen in a video joining Burgess in agitating the bed of a patient, trying to get the patient to make a sound. Defense attorney Jerry Galyon offered Vance a reason for that: He said she learned it from the older nurse.

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know affected by Alzheimer’s. One of our employees — both of her parents have it. She works part time now so she can care for them.”

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the property was foreclosed on and contractors working on the project complained they were left without payment. However, with the recent failure of an effort to secure money from the state to finance the finishing of the project, Rennie says he has basically given up hope for Belle Island’s future. “You’ve got to give (Bilbo) credit, I guess, because he’s held in there and kept trying,” Rennie says. “But at this point we figure Belle Island isn’t going to happen.” Bilbo didn’t return several phone messages seeking comment for this story or to update the situation of the development. Rennie says Bilbo always answered his phone calls or returned messages until after the state’s rejection. Since then, Rennie has had no luck trying to reach the developer, who also isn’t

XYZ was “a set fire” for which no motive has been established. Flames didn’t get into the club, but began on a wooden deck outside it and burned an overhead awning, melting ceiling fans. It also spread to an adjacent building, where an awning was burned.

Student dies in accidental shooting

JACKSON (AP) — Police said a Lane College student died after being accidentally shot in the throat by his roommate at an apartment off campus in Jackson. Lt. Rick Holt of the Jackson police department said 23-year-old Timothy Hammons of Memphis was killed during the accidental shooting on Tuesday morning. Witnesses told police that another Lane student, 22-year-old Jeff Houston, was handling the 9 mm pistol when it “inadvertently discharged.” Holt said investigators met with the office of the district attorney and no charges are forthcoming.

“My client had only been there two years, and the codefendant taught my client,” Galyon said. He said other employees and supervisors knew the women took pictures but didn’t report it or take any action because the pictures did not violate any policy at the facility and they didn’t think the pictures violated the law. Officials from Pigeon Forge Care and Rehab weren’t called on to address that assertion during the hearing. Galyon presented

Longmire as a good nurse who was one of the top employees at the facility and who believed that taking care of her patients was a calling, not just a job. While Galyon was unable to convince Vance to dismiss the charges, he got the judge to remove the portion of the indictment accusing her of exploiting the patients. Proving that would have required them to show she misused funds belonging to patients, the judge said, and that wasn’t part of the state’s case.

Galyon also argued that the state didn’t prove that she neglected or abused the patients. The images weren’t intended to be shared or broadcast, he said. “There’s no proof they were there for exploitation or any sexual gratification,” he said. However, Vance said that was a question for the jury to decide. After conferring with Galyon and family members, though, he decided not to take the case before a jury.

Janette Ballard, who serves as event co-chair with Baker, has raised more than $1,000 through bake sales with her Memory Walk team (team captain is sister Gwen Brown). On the last day of her yearly golf tournament, Ballard “passed the hat around”

and collected $124. “Gwen’s father-in-law has Alzheimer’s, and our mother has dementia,” she said. “We have an uncle who died last year from Alzheimer’s. It’s a scary thing — we don’t know what’s going on in their minds. It must be a ter-

rible thing to live with. “People should be more aware of the disease and get more involved. I want everyone to come out and walk on Saturday.” For more information, visit www.alz.org/tn.

returning his calls. Rennie says the move will mean writing off tens of thousands of dollars in missed rent payments. He’s hoping to recoup some of that cash through the auction. Those who hope to own a piece of the defunct development need to bring their checkbooks, though. Rennie says he considered selling the merchandise piecemeal but realized that process could take days with everything that is in the warehouse. Instead, he’s hoping he’ll find one buyer who is willing to purchase the whole lot. However, if that doesn’t happen he says he’ll likely be forced to sell the items in smaller groups. Among the host of boxes stacked on wooden pallets in the warehouse are ones holding Belle Island Village pencils, mugs, shot glasses, T-shirts and other trinkets. Additionally, logos for the Darrell Waltrip Racing Experience and the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture

Museum adorn some of the items. While Rennie is convinced Belle Island is sunk, some local officials aren’t so certain. Sevier County Economic Development Council Director Allen Newton, who worked with Bilbo on the effort to get the state funding, says he hasn’t heard anything from the developer lately. However, he says he’s heard some rumors indicating Bilbo may have found a new investment group to move forward on buying the land back from Regions Bank. Pigeon Forge City Manager Earlene Teaster

has more than rumors to base what she calls “cautious optimism” on. She asserts she’s spoken to Bilbo and someone involved in financing the project in recent days and believes there may soon be some developments on the project. “It appears things may be moving there,” Teaster says. “I feel like progress is being made and I feel fairly optimistic.” Still, Teaster says she doesn’t know details of the plan, if one exists, to get the effort back up and running.

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obituaries In Memoriam

Neal Soutra

Neal Soutra, age 73, of Kodak, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010, of a sudden illness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived many years in Massachusetts and Florida and retired in Kodak, TN. He had owned his own floral shops and loved working with flowers. Neal was a preschool Sunday School Teacher at Kodak United Methodist Church and loved the children. The Lord has taken him home to live in peace forever. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survivors include wife, Sheryl Soutra of Kodak; daughters, Carla Soutra, Corey Soutra of Massachusetts; son, Scott Soutra of Massachusetts, Kent Soutra of Florida; 16 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. The family will receive friends from 2 – 3 p.m. Saturday at Kodak United Methodist Church with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Rowland Buck officiating. Interment will follow at Henrys Crossroads Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Kodak United Methodist Church building fund, 2923 Bryan Rd. Kodak, TN 37764. Arrangements by LynnhurstGreenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. Condolences may be offered at www. lynnhurstchapel.com

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Lester Ray Householder, Sr.

Lester Ray Householder, Sr., age 74 of Seymour passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Nellie Ruth Householder and daughter Sharon Kay. Survivors: sons, Lester Ray Householder, Jr. and wife Patti, Adam Dewey Householder and wife Scarlett; daughters, Tanna Marie Lowe and husband Eric, Deidra Lynn Maxey and husband Bill; grandchildren, Jade, Chesney, Hannah, Lilly, Billy, Addison, Riley, Heather, Joshua, Elizabeth, Parker, Emily and Hollie; great-grandchildren: Phoenix, Bailey, Nathaniel and Carter. Family and friends will meet 1 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865. (865) 577-2807. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

Lloyd Fred Smith Lloyd Fred Smith, born Oct. 12, 1911, died Oct. 12, 2010, his 99th birthday. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Kathleen Cox Smith, whom he married Aug. 26, 1940 in Jonesboro, Tenn. They were married for 66 years until her death Jan. 23, 2007. Survivors: son, Steven Fred Smith of Nashville; nephew, E.C. Cates and his wife, Rosemary, and Phil Scheuneman, the husband of Fred’s niece, Cathy, who recently passed away, and their children Matthew and Megan, and many special cousins. Fred attended Knoxville City Schools and then the University of Tennessee where he graduated in 1938 with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. He retired from Southern Railway Company in January 1975 after nearly 36 years of service.. Fred and his wife Thelma resided at the LakeBrook Assisted Living Place for several years prior to her death. He had many friends at LakeBrook who were very helpful and compassionate to Fred. Fred and his family were members of the Druid Hills United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains in Sevierville. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct.14, 2010 at Lynnhurst Cemetery, 2300 W. Adair Drive, Knoxville, with his cousin, Morris Chapman, and good friend, Scott Scheaffer, presiding. Mynatt Funeral Home in charge.

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LONDON (AP) — It wasn’t love. It could have been adventure. Or maybe she just got lost. It remains a mystery why a female humpback whale swam thousands of miles from the reefs of Brazil to the African island of Madagascar, which researchers believe is the longest single trip ever undertaken by a mammal — humans excluded. While humpbacks normally migrate along a north-to-south axis to feed and mate, this one — affectionately called AHWC No. 1363 — made the unusual decision to check out a new continent thousands of miles to the east. Marine ecologist Peter Stevick says it probably wasn’t love that motivated her — whales meet their partners at breeding sites, so it’s unlikely that this one was following a potential mate. “It may be that this is an extreme example of exploration,� he said. “Or it could be that the animal got very lost.� Stevick laid out the details of the whale’s trip on Wednesday in the Royal Society’s Biology Letters, calculating that, at a minimum, the whale must have traveled about 6,200 miles (10,000 kilometers) to get from Brazil to Madagascar, off the coast of east Africa. “No other mammal has been seen to move between two places that are further apart,� said Stevick, who works at the Maine-based College of the Atlantic. And while he said “the distance alone would make it exceptional no matter where it had gone,� there was an added element of interest. Humpbacks are careful commuters, taking the same trip from cold waters where they hunt plankton, fish and krill to warm waters where they mingle and mate “year after year after year,� he said. The location of their feeding and breeding spots sometimes varies, but their transoceanic commute doesn’t usually change much. Swapping a breeding ground in Brazil for one in Madagascar was previously unheard of. “That’s almost 90 degrees of longitude — so a quarter of the way around the globe,� Stevick said. “Not only is this an exception, but it’s a really remarkable exception at that.� Humpback whales are powerful swimmers, and the 40-ton (36-metric ton) behemoths typically clock up 5,000 miles in their trips from the frosty waters of the North Atlantic and the Antarctic to more temperate areas around the equator. They’re known for their eerie songs — composed of moans and cries — which travel huge distances underwater and whose precise function remains a mystery. They’re also cherished by whale-watchers for their spectacular out-of-thewater jumps, called breaching. Their numbers have recovered since they were almost hunted to extinction in the mid-20th century. But improvements have been uneven and scientists have been studying the whales and their movements to understand why.

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President considering fast appeal of gays-military order WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House weighed a quick appeal of a judge’s order abruptly allowing gays to serve openly in the military as Pentagon chief Robert Gates warned on Wednesday of “enormous consequences� for men and women in uniform if the ruling stands. A day after the federal judge in California ordered the Pentagon to cease enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell� law, Gates told reporters traveling with him in Europe that repealing the law should be a question for Congress — and only after the Pentagon completes its study of the issue. Allowing gays to serve openly “is an action that requires careful preparation and a lot of training,� Gates said. “It has enormous consequences for our troops.� In Tuesday’s ruling, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ordered the military “immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation� or other proceeding to dismiss gay service members. The 1993 law says gays may serve in the military but only if they keep secret their sexual orientation. Phillips wrote that the law “infringes

the fundamental rights� of current and prospective service members. Gay rights advocates cautioned gay service members to avoid revealing their sexuality for fear that the Phillips ruling could be tossed out on appeal and they would be left open to being discharged. Defense Department officials would not say what was happening to current discharge cases, or even confirm how many pending cases there might be. A Pentagon spokesman, Col. David Lapan, said no written guidance had been issued to commanders on how to deal with the court order. An Air Force officer and co-founder of a gay service member support group called OutServe said Wednesday he will continue using a pseudonym out of concern that he could still be discharged. “Can I come out right now and be OK? And if I made a statement would it be held against me?� asked the officer, who calls himself JD Smith and said he is an Air Force Academy graduate. He said service members are hoping the Pentagon will clarify the meaning of the court ruling.

Dozens charged with largest Medicare scam NEW YORK (AP) — A vast network of Armenian gangsters and their associates used phantom health care clinics and other means to try to cheat Medicare out of $163 million, the largest fraud by one criminal enterprise in the program’s history, U.S. authorities said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors in New York and elsewhere charged 73 people. Most of the defendants were captured during raids Wednesday morning in New York City and Los Angeles, but there also were arrests in New Mexico, Georgia and Ohio. The scheme’s scope and sophistication “puts the traditional Mafia to shame,� U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said at a Manhattan news conference. “They ran a veritable fraud franchise.� Unlike other cases involving crooked medical clinics bribing people to sign up for unneeded treatments, the operation was “completely notional,� Janice Fedarcyk, head of the FBI’s New York office, said in a statement.

Search for missing girl goes on

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Investigators used a police dog to search among tree-trimming equipment and piles of mulch for a missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl on Wednesday, a day after authorities said they believed the girl had been killed. Hours earlier, Zahra Clare Baker’s stepmother showed no emotion in court as a judge explained she could be sentenced to up to 30 months in prison if convicted of obstruction of justice. Elisa Baker is accused of trying to throw off investigators with a fake ransom note. The girl, who used hearing aids and a prosthetic leg because of bone cancer, was reported missing over the weekend, but police have indicated they don’t believe her father and stepmother’s story.

U.S. Hispanics outlive whites, blacks

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Hispanics can expect to outlive whites by more than two years and blacks by more than seven, government researchers say in a startling report that is the first to calculate Hispanic life expectancy in this country. The report released Wednesday is the strongest evidence yet of what some experts call the “Hispanic paradox� — longevity for a population with a large share of poor, undereducated members. A leading theory is that Hispanics who manage to immigrate to the U.S. are among the healthiest from their countries. A Hispanic born in 2006 could expect to live about 80 years and seven months, the government estimates. Life expectancy for a white is about 78, and for a black, just shy of 73 years.

Man uses goats to clear weedy lot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About 50 goats were hired for an unusual job in Oregon, but one they obviously were born to do: lawn mowing. The animals were brought in to clear weeds from a two-acre lot in southeast Portland, drawing hundreds of onlookers. The idea came from Brett Milligan, whose Portland landscape company GreenWorks was hired to tend the lot. Milligan liked the idea of avoiding gas-powered mowers. Georgina Stiner, president of Goat Rental NW, says using goats instead of lawnmowers is hardly new, but says there is a growing interest for it in urban areas.

Drunken men knocked at police station

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Pennsylvania say they charged two men with public drunkenness after they knocked on a police station door. A Uniontown police report says 30-year-old Alan Scritchfield, of Uniontown, and 30-year-old Peter Dominick, of McClellandtown, came to the police station about 9 p.m. Sunday. A police sergeant says Dominick was slurring his words while Scritchfield was drinking out of a plastic cup. Asked what was in it, Scritchfield allegedly told police, “alcohol, Crown Royal� before saying he was drunk. Police say they subdued Dominick with a stun gun when he realized he was being arrested and tried to run away.


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Sevier County’s three state legislators will speak at a luncheon Oct. 29 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Sen. Doug Overbey and Reps. Joe McCord and Richard Montgomery will attend the meeting, hosted by the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Gatlinburg Hospitality Association. The cost is $15 for Chamber members and $25 for others. Call 4364178 by Oct. 25 to attend.

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Early voting for the Nov. 2 election will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 28 at the Voting Machine Warehouse on Dolly Parton Parkway. In Seymour, ballots can be cast at the public library on West Macon Lane from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 23.

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Volunteers sought for home repairs

Live-It, a local Biblebased charity, will have a Neighbor Day project Saturday. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at Big Lots on East Main Street to assist in repair projects to the homes of six families. Persons can work on a single project or make monterary donations to LIve-It, P.O. Box 416, Seymour 37865. Visit www.live-it.tv.

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Streets to close for display work

The Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation will be performing work on Winterfest displays which will mean temporary closures of some streets today. Bruce Street, between Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue, will be closed to all traffic from 6-10 p.m. The access drive at the Municipal Complex will be closed from 6-10 a.m.

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Show choir to perform today

Backbeat, the show choir of Walters tate Community College’s Professional Entertainment Program, presents “America Sings Its Songs” today and Friday. Concerts both days begin at 7 p.m. with tickets $10 for the show. A reception featuring heavy finger foods provided by the Rel Maples Institute for Culinary Arts will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. today. For ticket information on this event, contact Jeri Haun at 774-5817.

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Child safety seat inspections set

The Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a child car safety seat checkpoint from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tennessee State Bank, 3307 Winfield Dunn Parkway (Highway 66). Certified officers will be available.

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Record early-voting turnout forecast NASHVILLE (AP) — Early voting got under way in Tennessee on Wednesday and election officials expect the turnout to beat the record for a non-presidential year. Democrat Mike McWherter and Republican Bill Haslam are joined by 14 independent candidates running to succeed term-limited Gov. Phil Bredesen. Voters also will decide who will fill three seats in Congress where the incumbents are retiring and determine whether

to amend the state constitution to guarantee the right to hunt and fish in Tennessee. State Election Coordinator Mark Goins said officials expect about 1 million early ballots to be filled, up from the previous record of 850,000 in a non-presidential election year. Meanwhile, third quarter campaign finance reports due by midnight Tuesday showed Haslam with a wide fundraising advantage over McWherter.

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Haslam, who was the president of the family founded Pilot chain of truck stops before he was elected Knoxville mayor in 2003, reported raising $3.2 million from outside donors in the quarter that included the final days before the Aug. 5 primary. He gave his effort another $2.8 million of his own money, spent $6.1 million and had about $1.8 million remaining on hand. McWherter, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary,

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raised just $275,214 in the period and spent $685,603. He had a balance of about $861,500 remaining. McWherter recently launched television ads charging that Pilot buys oil from Venezuela’s anti-U.S. government. That charge resonated with voter Judy Irwin, who cast her early ballot in Chattanooga. “I don’t support buying from somebody who is subversive,” said Irwin, 62, who works at a fence company.

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WORLD/NATION/STATE quote roundup “This rescue operation has been so marvelous, so clean, so emotional that there was no reason not to allow the eyes of the world — which have been watching this operation so closely — to see it.” — Chilean President Sebastian Pinera after the first of 33 miners was brought to the surface after being trapped under ground for 69 days

“I feel strongly this is an action that needs to be taken by the Congress and that it is an action that requires careful preparation, and a lot of training. It has enormous consequences for our troops.” — Defense Secretary Robert Gates on the possibility of ending the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy of gays serving in the military

“I just don’t look at it that way. You play to the final whistle.” — Tennessee Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam, discounting his substantial financial lead and lead in the polls as he kicked off a three-week bus campaign

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NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson’s complete library of videos is being restored and rereleased, as well as a neverreleased clip for his song “One More Chance.” T h e “Michael Jackson’s Vision” boxed set Jackson is due out on Nov. 22 and includes 4 1/2 hours worth of material, including the full version of “Black or White,” which was cut short after its initial release due to violent imagery and Jackson’s gyrations. Jackson made a short film for the song “One More Chance,” but it was never released. He was charged with sexual molestation in 2003, right around the time the single was released.


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Reverse our decline? Cut government The 2010 Index of Economic Freedom lowers the ranking of the United States to eighth out of 179 nations — behind Canada! A year ago, it ranked sixth, ahead of Canada. Don’t say it’s Barack Obama’s fault. Half the data used in the index is from George W. Bush’s final six months in office. This is a bipartisan problem. For the past 16 years, the index has ranked the world’s countries on the basis of their economic freedom — or lack thereof. Ten criteria are used: freedoms related to business, trade, fiscal matters, monetary matters, investment, finance, labor, government spending, property rights and freedom from corruption. The top 10 countries: Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, the United States, Denmark and Chile. The bottom 10: Republic of Congo, Solomon Islands, Turkmenistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Venezuela, Burma, Eritrea, Cuba, Zimbabwe and North Korea. The index demonstrates what we libertarians have long said: Economic freedom leads to prosperity. Also, the best places to live and fastest-growing economies are among the freest, and vice versa. A society will be materially well off to the extent its people have the liberty to acquire property, start businesses, and trade in a secure legal and political environment. Bill Beach, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis, which compiles the index with The Wall Street Journal, says the index defines “economic freedom” to mean: “You can follow your dreams, express yourself, create a business, do whatever job you want. Government doesn’t run labor markets, or plan what business you can open, or over-regulate you.” We asked Beech about the U.S. ranking. “For first time in 16 years, the United States fell from the ‘totally free’ to ‘mostly free’ group. That’s a terrible development,” he said. He fears that if this continues, productive people will leave the United States for freer pastures. “The United States has been this magnet for three centuries. But today money and people can move quickly, and in less than a lifetime a great country can go by the wayside.” Why is the United States falling behind? “Our spending has been excessive. ... We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. (Government) takeovers of industries, subsidizing industries ... these are the kinds of moves that happen in Third World countries. ...” Beach adds that the rule of law declined when the Obama administration declared some contracts to be null and void. For example, bondholders in the auto industry were forced to the back of the creditor line during bankruptcy. And there’s more regulation of business, such as the Dodd-Frank law for the financial industry and the new credit-card law. But how could the United States place behind Canada? Isn’t Canada practically a socialist country? “Canada might do health care the wrong way,” Beach said, “but by and large they do things the right way.” Lately, Canada has lowered tax rates and reduced spending. China is an interesting case. It ranks 140th out of 179, but its economy is on fire. How can this be? “They have a complex economy,” Beach says. “Around the edges of the mainland are rapidly growing city-states, like Hong Kong, which are pockets of enormous prosperity (and) economic freedom. But within the mainland is a very different economy. It’s heavily controlled by the state. If you look at the growth rates of these two regions, you’ll see one hardly growing.” And look at France. It ranks 64th, behind Mexico, Peru and Latvia! Yet France is a much wealthier country. “France is doing their best to fall out of the index,” Beach explained. “That’s a country that says, ‘We’d rather not be economically free if we can be economically secure.’” Which countries should we keep an eye on in the future? Beach says parts of Central and South America are awakening. “Brazil has pretty much broken through after years of doing the right thing and is on the verge of serious sustained economic growth.” And Mexico is improving: “If Mexico could fix its drug war problem, we’d see the good things happening there.” If we want to reverse America’s decline, we’d better get to work. There’s a lot of government to cut. — 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.”

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Survival mode Restaurant fire a tragedy, but buildings can be rebuilt; lives can’t What must it be like to stand and watch helplessly as your home or business goes up in flames? Few things in life can be as heartbreaking. It is with compassion and empathy that we relate to Clint Carnley as his beloved businesses burned to the ground Tuesday morning. Clint’s Barbecue and Country Cookin was a place locals treasured. That it was successful owed as much to his personality and charm as to the food. The restaurant was three miles outside of Sevierville, isolated, away from the concentration of eateries that draw tourists and even locals for lunch or supper. But Clint’s thrived, enough so that he remodeled and expanded earlier this year. His musical sessions several times a week were just a bonus to diners. The building also housed his car-

pet business as well as his wife’s real estate operations. It is little more than ashes today. What a tragedy. On the same day Clint lost his businesses and thus his livelihood, the first of more than 30 miners in Chile was brought to the surface after 68 days underground. They have survived the longest such ordeal in history. To get to them and rescue them took ingenuity, teamwork and determination. It was a remarkable scene that was uplifting as well as emotional. Two separate events thousands of miles apart. One a tragedy, one a rescue. Related? Only in the sense that for Clint Carnley, his family and legions of friends, it’s a count-your-blessings moment. Buildings can be rebuilt. Jobs can be re-created. Brick and mortar do not

trump human life. Nobody got hurt in the fire. Sadness prevails, but we do not mourn the passing of anybody. This is not something easily overcome. Let’s be clear about that. However, we humans have an enormous capacity for coming back from the brink. Look at those miners, who survived in conditions few of us can imagine. While they certainly have changed and will require counseling and understanding for a long time, they are alive to return to families and loved ones. Clint Carnley is alive to return to his family and friends. He has vowed to rebuild, to open again. That’s great, and few would doubt his capability and perseverance. Good luck to Clint. Good luck to the miners. Lots of people are pulling for you.

Political view

Public forum Constitution allows for mosque, but that doesn’t mean it should be built

Editor: I know a lot of people didn’t think it a big deal when, at Buckingham Palace, newly inaugurated President Barack Hussein Obama bowed before King Abdullah bin Abdul Azziz. The prostration of the bow could be felt across the world. That bow was a surrender. The FBI gave a tour of our secure counterterrorism facility to an unindicted leader of a hot bed mosque in Illinois. He is known as coconspirator No. 31. America needs to realize how serious things are getting. The Times Square bomber just sentenced was an immigrant who became a U.S. citizen eight years ago. He lived a normal life. Had a job and a wife. He was the guy living next door to somebody in Connecticut. It’s scary how we are living among Muslims who want to destroy our way of life. When asked how, after taking the citizenship oath, he could lie after swearing his allegiance to America and still want to kill Americans, he said the Koran allows him to lie to promote Islam. We can’t let ourselves get caught up in the freedom of religion argument. Islam is not only a religion, but a social, legal and political way of life. Our Constitution was created to stop such tyranny. There is no room in our country for fundamental Islam to exist. We have laws and courts. Shari’a Law should not be practiced on American soil. Being politically correct is the terrorists’ best and most danger-

ous weapon. We need to have an adult conversation. We need to say what needs to be said. They are everywhere, including our military. Remember the Fort Hood incident? I do know that Muslims look at Americans as infidels, less than human. We are filthy animals in their minds. The purpose of Islam is to try and convert us. As a Christian, I don’t see that happening to me. The strength of the Baptist community I live in is not going to let that happen either. If Islam and the Muslims can’t or don’t convert us, then they will enslave us. You see, the Koran calls for the subordination of the West before the might of Islam. This gesture is a “willing submission.” This comes from the “verse of the sword” surah 9:29. It considers us, Dhimmis, non-Muslims that have not only surrendered, but feel ourselves subdued. Have you noticed since Obama took office and took his bow of submission, that there are more issues arising involving Muslims? There is the Murfreeboro mosque problem, involving the commissioners handling of announcing and making public the agenda for the planning of an unwanted mosque. Then of course the whole ground zero mosque issue in NYC. Our president didn’t have a multi-denominational prayer dinner, but he did host a celebratory end-of-Ramadan dinner for some Muslims, where he said the mosque should go up. Our Constitution allows for the mosque to go up. That doesn’t mean it should. They are planning on the mosque to open Sept. 11, 2011. A.R. Tomasello Sevierville

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■ The Mountain Press ■ A8 ■ Thursday, October 14, 2010

PREP GRIDIRON

PREP VOLLEYBALL

Tigers ready for a homecoming By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer PIGEON FORGE — The Pigeon Forge Tigers expect to win their second-straight ball game for the first time since this same time a year ago. Friday night, District 3AA rival Union County (1-6 overall, 1-2 in District 3-AA) will visit the Tigers den for an Orange-and-Black homecoming event. “We expect to win ‘em all,” said Pigeon Forge coach Lee Hammonds, following a focused Wednesday practice session at the high school. “But this is a big district game for us ..., and we’ve beat Union the last two years.” The Tigers (3-4 overall, 0-3 in District 3-AA) last lost to the Patriots in Hammonds’ first season, an 18-13 defeat in 2007. Since then, Pigeon Forge has won two straight by 22-12 and 7-6 finals respectively. “They’ve always been close ball games,” warned Hammonds. “We’ve preached that all week, that these games with Union have always been close. It’s always been pretty evenly

matched.” Besides the visiting Patriots, Pigeon Forge must also battle any potential homecoming distractions. “We’ve got to overcome homecoming and keep our minds focused on this football game,” said Hammonds. “We’ve got to show up to play early and not just wait until it gets too late. “It’s been a good homecoming week so far, and I don’t feel that it’s been a distraction yet, but we’ll see on Friday night.” The Tigers know the Pats are desperate for a win. “We’ve talked about that all week,” said Hammonds. “This would be a big win for Union County. It would be a big district win that would keep them in the playoff hunt. “But at the same time, we’re looking for our first district win to keep us in the playoff hunt. It’s a big game for both teams. “So we are just going about our business, keeping the same routine and trying to get better for Friday night. That’s all we can do, try to get better every day of practice.” chitchcock@themountainpress.com

Lady Tigers advance to region

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Pigeon Forge sophomore Kaleb Black (3), right, puts a juke on Carter senior Zach Ballinger (22) during an Oct. 1 contest in Knoxville. The Tigers lost a heartbreaker 27-24 that night. The Tigers will try to up their season record to .500 when they host District 3-AA rival Union County on Friday night for the Orange-and-Black homecoming. Union County’s lone win this season was a 36-28 win over Carter.

The Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers volleyball team clinched a berth into the region tournament with a second-place finish at the district tournament on Tuesday night. The Orange-and-Black ladies clinched the region berth after defeating the Union County Lady Patriots in a four-set district tournament semifinal clash. Pigeon Forge won by game finals of 25-19, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-20. The Lady Tigers came up short of the district tournament championship when the Gibbs Lady Eagles swept the Orange and Black later Tuesday night. Both Amy Vaugn and Ashley “Wojo” Wojnowski were selected to the AllDistrict Tournament Team. The Lady Tigers will next travel to Christian Academy of Knoxville on Tuesday night to play a region tourney contest. The time and opponent are TBA.

SEC HOOPS

UT hoops getting focused By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer KNOXVILLE — Bruce Pearl was a lot more comfortable addressing the media Wednesday talking about basketball than when he acknowledged lying to NCAA investigators a few weeks ago. “It’s my favorite time of the year ... (with) the development of the players individually and the challenge of putting them all together and seeing if you can become a competitive, championship basketball team,” Pearl said. Pearl didn’t directly address the NCAA investigation that was made public in September when he revealed he had provided misleading information to investigators. The NCAA was looking into allegations that Pearl improperly hosted a recruit at his home and that he and his staff made an excessive number of phone calls to recruits. Tennessee won’t receive notice of allegations from the NCAA until at least December. If Pearl, who could be facing a charge of unethical conduct, is bothered by the looming allegations, he isn’t letting on to his players. “He’s the same, enthusiastic coach. Nothing’s changed,” redshirt junior guard Cameron Tatum said. “He’ll still be out there yelling and stomping his feet. (The coaches) have done a great job with handling it, so it appears nothing has changed and everybody can just go about their day and just play ball and not have that cloud over their head.” Instead of thinking about what could happen to their coach or their team, the Volunteers are trying to figure out how they can make a repeat trip to the NCAA regional finals this season or go one step farther to the Final Four. The Vols had never been to a regional final until last season, where they lost 70-69 to Michigan State after Scotty Hopson missed a free throw and J.P. Prince

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Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl addresses the press during media day at the Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday in Knoxville. couldn’t get a decent gameending shot off. Prince and fellow team leaders Wayne Chism and Bobby Maze are gone now, leaving Hopson, now a junior, as one of the leaders of a vastly different-looking Tennessee team. Hopson hasn’t forgotten what it felt like at the free throw line in March. “Every time I go into the gym to shoot free throws I think about it, it’s in the back of my mind,” he said. “But at the same time, I’ve got to let that go. It’s always in my mind, but we’re working to get back to that level and go farther.” The Vols have a lot of new faces on the bench, which has a full 14 scholarship players for the first time in several seasons. He landed top forward prospect Tobias Harris while also signing guards Jordan McRae and Trae Golden and adding Marquette transfer Jeronne Maymon and UNCWilmington transfer John Fields. Last year’s team was able to turn another troubling time for the program into a positive. Tatum, center Brian Williams, point guard

Melvin Goins and senior forward Tyler Smith were arrested on alcohol, drug and gun charges midway through the season. Pearl dismissed Smith and suspended the rest for multiple games, but the team still went on the improbable run that included wins over two No. 1 teams — Kansas and Kentucky — and the trip to the NCAA regional finals. Tatum said this year’s team could use the negative attention that’s been on the program during the offseason as a push to do well on the court. He also doesn’t think it’s necessary with the kind of attitude all the Vols had during offseason workouts. “I definitely think we don’t need it. We’re here to play basketball, and we really can’t control the things that go on off the court,” he said. “That was the same thing that happened last year: there was an off-thecourt situation, but when it came time to step on the floor we came together as a team, and the coaching staff did a great job of holding us together as a team, and I just think it’s our turn to return the favor.”

Sevier County’s Caroline Miller (4), right, goes up for a kill during a first-round District 2-AAA tourney contest against Cherokee on Monday at SCHS. PREP VOLLEYBALL

SCHS still alive, Seymour’s season ends By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer MORRISTOWN — The Sevier County High School Smoky Bearettes volleyball team’s quest for their first-ever region tournament berth remains alive, but the Seymour Lady Eagles volleyball season has come to a close. A possible Thursday showdown for a region tournament berth between the two county and District 2-AAA rivals, SCHS and Seymour, was avoided when the Lady Eagles fell in four sets in Wednesday’s loser’s bracket match against Morristown East. Seymour’s season came to a close in 25-20, 22-25, 19-25 and 22-25 game finals against the Lady Hurricanes.

Sevier County played the district’s No. 1 overall team Morristown West Lady Trojans late Wednesday night. The contest did not go final by press time, however. But win or lose, the Bearettes were playing in a winner’s bracket contest against West, which guarantees the loser at least one more contest tonight. Depending on the result of Wednesday’s match against West, Sevier County will either already have a region tourney berth locked up or will be playing for a region berth tonight. The Bearettes will play tonight at either 5:30 or 6:45 p.m. against either West or East. chitchcock@themountainpress.com

PREP SOCCER

Lady Lions soccer ends on a sad note HERITAGE — The King’s Academy Lady Lions soccer team saw their season come to an early close on Tuesday night when they traveled to Heritage and were blown away by a 7-0 final. “It wasn’t pretty,” said TKA soccer coach Paul Mobley. “We were missing a couple of key players, but we don’t want to even make excuses. We just played bad, and it

was a really bad game.” TKA (7-8) was still supposed to play Cumberland Gap to finish the season, but the Gap called and cancelled on the scheduled game. “So that means we have to finish the season on a loss, and we were expecting to win against Cumberland Gap,” said Mobley. “It’s disappointing.”


Sports â—† A9

Thursday, October 14, 2010 â—† The Mountain Press MLB HARDBALL

Braves waste no time, Gonzalez takes over for Cox By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA — Talk about a seamless transition. Less than 48 hours after Bobby Cox wrapped up his managing career, the Atlanta Braves introduced his protege, former Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez, to take over the job Wednesday. The decision was widely expected since Gonzalez was fired in June by the Marlins. Cox had announced more than a year ago this would be his final season, and his two-decade-long tenure ended with a loss to San Francisco in the NL division series Monday night. Cox held a farewell news conference at Turner Field, reminiscing about a career that left him as the fourth winningest manager in baseball history and a likely Hall of Famer. As soon as he was done, the Braves introduced Gonzalez as their new manager, with Cox as his side. “This is perfect for us on so many levels,� general manager Frank Wren said. Gonzalez served as the Braves’ third-base coach from 2003-06. He then took over as Florida’s manager, a post he held for 3 1/2 years. He had a record of 276-279 with the Marlins, one of baseball’s lowest-spending teams. When Cox decided 2010 would be his final year, the Braves immediately thought of Gonzalez as their No. 1 candidate — even though he was managing another team.

“He was on our radar before he was available,� Wren said. “We thought there may come a time when we Fredi Gonzalez were going to have to ask the Florida Marlins for permission to talk to their manager. We really thought Fredi was the best candidate for us.� That became a moot point when Gonzalez was fired by the Marlins on June 23, a month after he benched star shortstop Hanley Ramirez for a lack of hustle — a move that many believed angered owner Jeffrey Loria. Gonzalez said he never thought his decision would become such a big deal, perhaps costing him his job but drawing praise from around baseball. “That’s the way I was brought up,� he said. “I know the way the game should be played. If you don’t something, you’re going to lose those 24 other guys. For me, it was just a simple thing to do.� In early July, Wren took the unemployed Gonzalez to his lake cabin in east Alabama for a daylong interview. A few days later, team president John Schuerholz met with Gonzalez. Finally, in September, the top two Braves officials held one more formal interview with Gonzalez and knew they had the right guy.

The Braves didn’t even bother interviewing anyone else, and Gonzalez turned down the chance to talk with four other teams that need or were considering new managers, most notably the Chicago Cubs. “He’s got a great personality,� Wren said. “Players gravitate toward him. They like playing for him. It’s important that guys like playing for you, because they’ll usually play even better. We’ve seen him over the course of time. Managing at the major league level is different, but we saw what he did at Florida. He ran a good game.� Gonzalez said he’s not worried about following in Cox’s large footsteps. The Braves’ manager since 1990, he led the team to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and the 1995 World Series championship. After missing the playoffs the last four years, Atlanta returned as a wild card this season. Cox’s last hurrah ended with a four-game loss to the Giants in which every contest was decided by one run. “Our goal is simple: We want to keep putting flags on that facade up there,� Gonzalez said. “I don’t think there’s a person alive that’s going to replace Bobby Cox. We just want to continue the winning tradition and go from there.� Cox chimed in, saying it’s not going to be that tough for Gonzalez to put him own stamp on the job. “Walter Alston was replaced by Tommy

Lasorda,� Cox said. “Tommy did a great job and they forgot all about Walter Alston. That is what’s going to happen here.� He recalled the advice he gave Gonzalez when he first took the Florida managing job in 2007. “You are who you are. You’ve got to be yourself,� Cox repeated. “Fredi’s got the right makeup to be a great manager. He has all the respect around baseball that you can get. I just want to be in the background. There’s always going to be new starts, and Fredi is getting a new start here.� Gonzalez said he’ll do a few things differently than Cox. Perhaps the most noticeable change will be having the players stretch on the field before batting practice, something his predecessor never asked the Braves to do. Also, the Braves shook up Cox’s coaching staff just a bit, firing first-base coach Glenn Hubbard and bench coach Chino Cadahia. Carlos Tosca, who was with Gonzalez in Florida, will take over the bench coach duties and hitting coach Terry Pendleton will shift over to Hubbard’s post. The Braves plan to hire a new hitting coach after struggling at the plate this season. “There’s not going to be a lot of crazy changes,� Gonzalez said. “The players might not even notice it. But whoever comes in has their own little way of doing things.�

SPORTS BRIEFS Pigeon Forge Jr. League b-ball clinic

There will be a Pigeon Forge Junior League basketball clinic at the Pigeon Forge Middle School this Sunday from 2-5 p.m. The clinic is limited to the first 100 girls and boys in the 1st-6th grades, registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, and the cost is $20 per player. To preregister for the event, call 654-2105. Special guest coaches will be former UT Vols Damon Johnson and King College women’s basketball coach Michelle Williams. All players will compete in drills and will learn new skills and have a chance to win some prizes.

Seymour wrestling sign-ups tonight

Middle School AAU Wrestling sign-ups, first practice, and parent meeting will be tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Seymour High School wrestling building. Contact Brent Wallen 865-599-7132 for more information. Elementary AAU Wrestling sign-ups, first practice, and parent meeting will be November 1st, 5:30 at Seymour High School wrestling building. For more information, contact Gary Caldwell 865-654-3150.

SCHS Quarterback Club dinner

The Sevier County High School Quarterback Club will be hosting a benefit dinner before Friday night’s home football game against District 2-AAA rival Cherokee. Texas Roadhouse will be serving dinner from 5-7 p.m. near the stadium entrance. The cost is $6 per person.

Favre’s elbow the latest problem for QB

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Brett Favre’s latest problem is his elbow. Favre said Wednesday he would consider sitting out a game or two for the Minnesota Vikings this season if the tendinitis in his right elbow gets worse. Favre has started an NFL record 289 straight games, a streak he cherishes. The 41-year-old quarterback did not practice on Wednesday, according to an injury report released by the team. Favre’s injury trouble comes as he is the subject of an NFL investigation into allegations that he sent racy messages and lewd photos to a game-day hostess in 2008 while both worked for the New York Jets. Favre again sidestepped questions about the matter during his weekly news conference. He says he’s focused solely on helping the Vikings come back from a 1-3 start.

a u t o r a cing a t a g l a nce NASCAR Bank of America 500 Site: Concord, N.C. Schedule: Thursday, practice (ESPN2, 3:30-5 p.m.), qualifying (7-9 p.m.); Friday, practice (ESPN2, 5-7:30 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. (ABC, 7-11:30 p.m.). Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 501 miles, 334 laps. Last year: Jimmie Johnson raced to his sixth career victory at the track en route to his record fourth straight series championship. Last week: Tony Stewart pulled away from Johnson on a late restart to win at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Johnson finished third to take a 36-point lead over Denny Hamlin atop the season standings. Fast facts: The race is the fifth of 10 Chase events. ... Kevin Harvick is third in the standings, 54 points behind Johnson. Jeff Gordon (85 points behind Johnson) is fourth, followed by Stewart (-107), Kurt Busch (-140), Carl Edwards (-162), Jeff Burton (-177), Kyle Busch (-187), Greg Biffle (-215), Matt Kenseth (-241) and Clint Bowyer (-247). ... In May, Kurt Busch swept the All-Star race and Coca-Cola 600 at the track. ... Johnson won five times in a six-race stretch at the track — taking the 2003 Coca-Cola 600 and sweeping the spring and fall races in 2004 and 2005. Next race: Tums Fast Relief 500, Oct. 24, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville. Va. Online: http://www.nascar. com ——— NATIONWIDE

SEC GRIDIRON

SEC games on CBS draw best TV ratings since 1999 NEW YORK (AP) — SEC football is a big hit with television viewers. The first four weeks of coverage on CBS have drawn the network’s highest rating in 11 years. The average 4.2 rating and 10 share are the best at this point of the season since the games drew the same numbers in 1999. The rating is up 11 percent from a 3.8 last year. Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time.

Dollar General 300 Site: Concord, N.C. Schedule: Wednesday, practice; Thursday, practice, Friday, qualifying (ESPN2, 3-5 p.m.), race, 8 p.m. (ESPN2, 7:30-11 p.m.). Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps. Last year: Kyle Busch won the seventh of his nine 2010 victories en route to the season title, leading 137 of 200 laps. Last week: Busch raced to his record 12th victory of the season, taking advantage of Kevin Harvick’s pitroad problems at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Fast facts: Busch won in May at the track for his sixth Charlotte Nationwide victory and fourth in the last five race. He’s second on the Nationwide career victory list with 42 — six behind Mark Martin. ... Keselowski has a 384-point lead over second-place Carl Edwards with five races left. ... The race is the fourth and final event for the series’ new car model. Next race: Gateway 250, Oct. 23, Gateway International Raceway, Madison, Ill. Online: http://www.nascar. com ——— CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS Next race: Kroger 200, Oct. 23, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va. Last race: Austin Dillon raced to his second victory of the year, leading the final 35 laps Sept. 25 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Online: http://www.nascar. com

——— FORMULA ONE Next race: Korean Grand Prix, Oct. 24, Korean International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea. Last week: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix for his third victory of the season, starting from the pole and holding off teammate Mark Webber. Webber leads the season standings with three races left, 14 points ahead of Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. Online: http://www.formula1. com ——— NHRA FULL THROTTLE Next event: NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, Oct. 29-21, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Last week: Larry Dixon raced to his 12th Top Fuel victory in 12 final-round appearances this year, beating championship rival Cory McClenathan at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in the fourth of six playoff races. ——— OTHER RACES WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Spint Car, Saturday, TriState Speedway, Haubstadt, Ind. Super DirtCar, Sunday, Brockville Speedway, Brockville, Ontario. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws. com U.S. AUTO RACING CLUB: Silver Crown, Rollie Beale 150, Saturday, Toledo Speedway, Toledo, Ohio. Online: http://www.usacracing.com

NASCAR Sprint Cup 2010 Driver Standings 1. Jimmie Johnson, 5,673 2. Denny Hamlin, 5,637 3. Kevin Harvick, 5,619 4. Jeff Gordon, 5,588 5. Tony Stewart, 5,566 6. Kurt Busch, 5,533 7. Carl Edwards, 5,511 8. Jeff Burton, 5,496 9. Kyle Busch, 5,486 10. Greg Biffle, 5,458 11. Matt Kenseth, 5,432 12. Clint Bowyer, 5,426 13. Ryan Newman, 3,656 14. Jamie McMurray, 3,596 15. Mark Martin, 3,506 16. JP Montoya, 3,455 17. David Reutimann, 3,382 18. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 3,379 19. Kasey Kahne, 3,349 20. Joey Logano, 3,348 NASCAR Nationwide Series 2010 Driver Standings 1. Brad Keselowski, 4,764 2. Carl Edwards, 4,380 3. Kyle Busch, 4,279 4. Justin Allgaier, 3,938 5. Paul Menard, 3,866

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Thursday, Oct. 14 AUTO RACING 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Bank of America 500, at Concord, N.C. 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Bank of America 500, at Concord, N.C. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN — South Florida at West Virginia FSN — Kansas St. at Kansas GOLF 10 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Portugal Masters, first round, at Vilamoura, Portugal 1:30 p.m. TGC — Nationwide Tour, Miccosukee Championship, first round, at Miami 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Frys. com Open, first round, at San Martin, Calif. 7:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA Challenge, first round, at Danville, Calif. NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Tampa Bay at Philadelphia PREP FOOTBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Abilene (Texas) at Midland Lee (Texas)

local bowling Pigeon Forge Bowling Center Results from Monday. Monday Afternoon Ladies High Scratch Game: Caroline Kent 208, Wilma McConville 191, Bobbie Hart 187 High Scratch Series: Caroline Kent 550 Wilma McConville 530 Carolyn Yates 484 Results from Monday, Oct. 4. Monday Afternoon Ladies High Scratch Game: Ernie James 195, Carolyn Yates 189, Wilma McConville 179 High Scratch Series: Ernie James 531, Bobbie Hart 489, Liz Garrett (tie) 474, Wilma McConville (tie) 474 Sevierville Bowling Center High Scores through Tuesday. Women’s Games: Annette Simons 237, Melanie Norman 234, Carolyn McGill 232, Donna Yost 210, Sharon McFalls 204, Carolyn Sklar 199, Fiona MacIntosh 191, Debbie Sherles 190, Janet

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Sevierville Bowling Center High scores through Tuesday, Oct. 5. Women’s Games: Sherry Bevins 247, Sharon McFalls 212, Betty Bevins 192, Debbie Dockery 190, Pam Galyon 190, Stephanie Lanier 185, Sandy Layman 184, Carolyn McGill 184, Jean Maples 182, Carolyn Sklar 182, Shasta Garst 182 Women’s Series: Sherry Bevins 596, Sharon McFalls 570, Debbie Dockery 531, Carolyn McGill 528, Margaret Meadows 512, Jean Maples 504, Debbie Murray 501, Melanie Norman 497, Toni Alexander 494, Pam Galyon 493 Men’s Games: Nate Hatefield 279, Oliver Large 257, Jim Garst 257, Danny Wyrick 246, Tim Bevins 245, Ernest Lamon 245, Ed bell 236, Rufus Asher 235, Tommy Garst 234, Joe Brown 231 Men’s Series: Nate Hatfield 755, Mark Oppie 696, Ernest Lamon 692, Danny Wyrick 684, Tim Bevins 677, Oliver Large 677, Jim Garst 676, Rufus Asher 669, Matt Blakeman 666, Steve Morton 659 Submitted by: Charlie McFalls, Sr.

l o cal g o lf Bent Creek Golf Course Hole-in-1 from Tuesday. Sam Jones of Lebanon, Tenn., hit a hole-in-one on Hole 7 at the Bent Creek Golf Course on Tuesday. He sank the 145yard shot with a 6-iron. Creekside Plantation Golf Course Double-eagle from Friday, Oct. 8. Terry Carpenter holed his sec-

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Postseason Baseball Glance DIVISION SERIES American League Tampa Bay vs. Texas Wednesday, Oct. 6 Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1 Thursday, Oct. 7 Texas 6, Tampa Bay 0 Saturday, Oct. 9 Tampa Bay 6, Texas 3 Sunday, Oct. 10 Tampa Bay 5, Texas 2 Tuesday, Oct. 12 Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1, Texas wins series 3-2 Minnesota vs. New York Wednesday, Oct. 6 New York 6, Minnesota 4 Thursday, Oct. 7 New York 5, Minnesota 2 Saturday, Oct. 9 New York 6, Minnesota 1, New York wins series 3-0 National League Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati Wednesday, Oct. 6 Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 0 Friday, Oct. 8 Philadelphia 7, Cincinnati 4 Sunday, Oct. 10 Philadelphia 2, Cincinnati 0, Philadelphia wins series 3-0 San Francisco vs. Atlanta Thursday, Oct. 7 San Francisco 1, Atlanta 0 Friday, Oct. 8 Atlanta 5, San Francisco 4, 11 innings Sunday, Oct. 10 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 2 Monday, Oct. 11 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 2, San Francisco wins series 3-1 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES American League Friday, Oct. 15 New York (Sabathia 21-7) at Texas (Wilson 15-8), 8:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 New York (Pettitte 11-3 or Hughes 18-8) at Texas (Lewis 12-13 or Hunter 13-4), 4:07 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18 Texas (Lee 12-9) at New York (Hughes 18-8 or Pettitte 11-3), 8:07 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 19 Texas at New York (Burnett 10-15), 8:07 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 Texas at New York, 4:07 p.m., if necessary Friday, Oct. 22 New York at Texas, 8:07 p.m., if necessary Saturday, Oct. 23 New York at Texas, 8:07

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Christmas Bazaar Sale Oct 15 &16 at 312 Kelly Hills on Old Newport Hwy. Lots of Thanksgiving and Christmas items. This sale is to benefit the impoverished of Scott Co. in rural Appalachia. All proceeds will be used to purchase food and toys for Christmas.

Garage Sale Thurs-Sat 3059 Sugarwood Dr. in Kodak Moving sale with furniture & much more! 8-5

Garage Sale-Grandview Estates , 141 Huffaker Rd, Kodak. Fri 9-5. Sat 9-3. Primitive Home Decor, Grapevine Tree, Furniture, Books, Housewares, Adult & Children's Clothing & Shoes. Too many items to list. Nice Clean Sale!

Estate Sale, indoors, 267 S Hwy 32. follow signs. Oct 15 & 16, 8-3. Antiques, Furn, glsswre, books, woodworking

Garage Sale Wed & Thur. 2938 Village Lane off Wears Valley Rd. Maples Annual garage sale. 3111 Rena St PF. clothing, home decor, furn, you name it, we've probably got it. Thur & Fri. Rt at Shoneys, rt at 4-way stop, 3rd hse on rt.

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Experienced Mechanic needed. Must have own tools. Please call 865-654-7923 Full Time position available for Experienced Sales Person for up and coming retail store, must be motivated and have good communication skills. Email resume to: officex.position@gmail.com Help Wanted: Guides, Office, Sales. Apply in person at 1133 Parkway Gatlinburg. Higher Assist Mgr, Reservationists Laundry, Hskpg & Maintenance. Apply in person at 333 Ski Mtn Rd., Gat Now Accepting applications for Maintenance Position at The Track in Pigeon Forge. Papa John's seeking Manager with experience. Call 865-428-7600 ask for Mike The Salvation Army is in need of paid bell ringers. Please call 908-4010 or come by the office at 806 W Main St to fill out an application. SALES CLERK $10/hr. Lid'l Dolly's Light #4, PF

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Personal Care Choices is currently hiring Caregivers/CNAs to provide in-home non-medical care to seniors as well as adults and children with disabilities in the Sevier County area. We are primarily seeking to fill hours on Monday and Friday from 11a.m.-2p.m. and weekends (12 hour shifts). We offer flexible hours and competitive pay. Pre-employment background and drug testing required. EOE. Call 865-681-0999. Sevier County is accepting resumes for the position of Library Business Coordinator. For a complete job description, click on Sevier County Job Openings at www.seviercountytn.org For more information, contact K.C. Williams at 865-365-1416 or kcwilliams@sevierlibrary.org Resumes should be sent to: Sevier County Mayor's Office, 125 Court Ave., Suite 102E, Attn: Perrin Anderson-LBC, Sevierville, TN 37862. Resumes must be received by 9 a.m., October 22, 2010. Sevier County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does no discriminate based on race,, color or national origin. WAREHOUSE & STOCK 10/hr. LID'L DOLLY'S LIGHT 4 PF

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WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on August 29, 2006, by Richard M. Yake and Cindy L. Yake to Wesley D. Turner, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book No. 2613, Page 78-93, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee Signature Block to read: Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee Residential Funding Company, LLC Its Attorney in Fact; and WHEREAS, Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee by Residential Funding Company, LLC Attorney-In-Fact , the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owner and Holderâ&#x20AC;?), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, October 28, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Situate, Lying and being in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Lot 2A of the Re-Subdivision of Lots 2 and 3 of the Lee Cardwell Subdivision as shown on the map of record in Map Book 5, Page 100, in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin on the Northwestern line of the right of way known as Lee Cardwell Circle common corner to Lot 1, said iron pin located 478.01 feet from the intersection of Lee Cardwell Circle and Middle Creek Road; thence leaving Lee Cardwell Circle and with the line of Lot 1, North 66 deg. 35 min. 46 sec. West 203.65 feet to an iron pin, common corner to Lot 2; thence leaving Lot 1 and with the line of Lot 2, North 33 deg. 43 min. 43 sec. East 126.72 feet to an iron pin in the line of Lot 3; thence leaving Lot 2 and with the line of Lot 3, South 44 deg. 35 min. 56 sec. East 99.61 feet to an iron pin common corner to Lot 3 and Lot 5; thence leaving Lot 3 and with line of Lot 5, South 65 deg. 43 min. 25 sec. East 129.77 feet to an iron pin on the edge of Lee Cardwell Circle; thence leaving Lot 5 and with Lee Cardwell Circle South 49 deg. 08 min. 48 sec. West 94.79 feet to the point of Beginning, as shown on survey by Timothy J. Wallace, RLS No. 1758, PO Box 5278, Sevierville,, TN 37864, dated 05/16/1999, bearing Drawing No. 990153 Being the same property conveyed to Richard M. Yake and wife, Cindy L. Yake, by Warranty Deed from Donald E. McFalls and wife, Melissa A. McFalls, dated 12/10/2002, recorded 12/10/2002, in Book 1576, Page 747, in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Together with a 10 foot utility easement over and across Lot 2, the approximate Southern boundary being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin at the right of way of Middle Creek Road a common corner to Lots 1 and 2 of the Lee Cardwell Subdivision, said point of Beginning being further located 175 feet, more or less, from the point of intersection of Middle Creek Road with Lee Cardwell Circle; thence from said Point of Beginning and being the approximate Southern boundary of a 10 foot utility easement South 66 deg. 36 min. 01 sec. East 76.24 feet to an iron pin being the approximate Southwestern corner of the above described property.

The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, this sale shall be subject to the right of redemption by the T ENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, TAX ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, pursuant to T.C.A. 67-1-1433(c)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in: Book 3398, Page 617; Book 3575, Page 206. Notice of the sale has been given to the State of Tennessee in accordance with T.C.A. 67-1-1433(b)(1). SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: J.S. Eledge and Iva Grace Eledge OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.


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Classifieds ď ľ A12 0610

Unfurnished Apartments

RIVERWALK APARTMENTS

0620

Homes for Rent

Homes & Apts. $640-$1000 mo.

SEVIERVILLE On The Little Pigeon River TVA Energy Efficient Attractive professional dĂŠcor Exclusive Screen Porch Room Abundant & Large Closets Washer/Dryer Hook-upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Small Pet Welcome

1 BR/1BA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 784 Sq. Ft. Starts at $545 2 BR/2 BA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1114 Sq. Ft. Starts at $675 Convenient location within one mile of restaurants, stores and banks.

Please Visit --- Open 7 Days PHONE: 429-4470 www.seviervilleapartments.com Traditional townhouse 2br 1.5ba Smoke free & pet free. $525 mth + $525 dep. Call 865-428-5781

0615

Furnished Apartments/Houses

Furnished 2BD/1BA Apartment. Quiet Location. PF Area. No Pets. $500 mo Ref req & checked. Call after 4pm, leave message. 865-306-1246 Walk to Trolley, Large 1 or 2 Bedroom/1 Bath, Furn or Unfurn, Washer & Dryer, Only $200 Dep. Call 865-789-1427

0620

Homes for Rent

1 BDR in Cosby beside Park, very private, $350 Mo. $350 Dep. Call (423) 487-3505 1100 Sq. Ft. House. 1 BR + loft. Beautiful view in Pigeon Forge. $800 mo. 865-696-6900 1BR 1BA Waldens Creek. Private, convenient, fully furn. $200 wk incl utilities & cable TV. 850-8867 2 BDR/1BA FP, Hwd. Floor, On River, furn/unfurn. $700 Mo. + Dep. (865) 453-5363 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, water incl, dining rm, lrg living rm, sunroom. No pets. $595 mo, 1st, last & dep. 865-654-7715 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. 1 car garage on the river near Five Oaks Mall. No Pets. 1yr lease. $800/mo. Call Mark between 7:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. 865-453-5500.

3BR 2BA with full basement + 2 car garage w/ openers. Located behind Sevier County High School $900+ dep. No pets. 2 Homes Avail. 865-368-6799 3BR/1BA, kitchen/living rm, frig, range, oven, A/C, deck, covered porch, W/D hook-up, new paint/carpet, priv/secluded. Lease req, pet ok, 1st, last, dep req. $795, Gat. Immediate! 436-9811 3BR/2BA GATLINBURG. Trolley route, Glades rd. $950 mo. Lrg garage. 865-654-6702 Country Setting 2 BDR/1 BA full basement, smoke-free, pet free $625 Mo. $625 Dep. 428-5781 For Rent 4 Bdr Home in Jones Cove Area. Call after 4:30. 865-428-8704 Gatlinburg: walk to downtown, trolley. 3BR/1BA, remodeled, $850/mo., 1st/last mo, large yard. 865-661-0152.

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Asphalt/Concrete

Lowest Prices on Sealcoating and HOT crackfilling

865-719-2340 1048

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Susanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cleaning Service

WANDA GALLI REALTY EXECUTIVES 680-5119 or 774-4307

2 BDR/ 2.5 BA

W/D, stove, refrigerator, central Heat & Air, $700 MO. + Sec. Dep. Ref & Credit Check No Pets

**NICE, CLEAN**

3 BR / 2 BA WITH GARAGE IN SEVIERVILLE CITY

Fence Installation

STANLEY FENCING

Chain Link Fences Wood Fences Ornamental & Vinyl

All work guaranteed. Licensed and insured.

865-254-3844

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, tax included $100 per week Rooms with Kitchens $120 per week

865-621-2941

0670

Business Places/ Offices

OFFICE SPACE

Lease w/ PURCHASE OPTION. 3 Bd, 2 Bath Kodak / Dandridge Only 2 yrs old. 1512 sf. Lease $1,200 month Purchase $169,900. Call 865-712-3819.

865-850-3874

NEW HOMES FOR RENT $650-$1,000 Monthly

865-850-3874 Real l y ni ce spaci ous 2BR/2BA, close in on river, nice lawn, furn. or unfurn. No pets. $700/mo. 865-453-5363.

0625

Condominiums for Rent

2 BDR/ 2 BA Condo in Hidden Hills, W/D, unfurnished $800 Mo. (865) 654-2081 2 BDR/ 2 BA, 1 car garage, Sevierville, $865 Month. Call: (865) 654-3306

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

0630

Duplexes for Rent

Near the River! 2BR/1BA duplex New carpet/ vinyl $525.00 per mo. 865-429-2962 Spacious 1BR/1BA $495/mo. Excl cond. CH/A, W/D conn., D/W, vaulted ceiling, front porch, rear patio, lawn, trash & city water incl. 705-0387.

0635

Rooms for Rent

Beautiful Creekside Rooms In Gatlinburg FOR RENT

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We fix anything, no job too small! Free Estimates

Modern Commercial SpaceBusy rd Pittman Center near Jayell 5 units Negotiable for more than 1. 525 + utilities. 30x20 Call Bill 865-654-9001 Nice Office with Warehouse Bay. Sevierville Reasonable Rent 453-6289 or 548-6838 Retail space for rent. $1200 mo. approx 900 sq ft. Next to very active retail shops on Dolly Parton Pkwy. 865-868-0449.

0675

Mobile Homes for Rent

3BR/2BA Cent H/A, city util, $550 mo, $500 dep. No pets. 865-748-1520, 865-453-3441 3BR/2BA No Smoking, No pets. Kodak area. 865-216-2939 4 very nice homes, $400-$550. Kodak + Sevierville. No pets. 865-740-2525

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 Price's Camper Lot's For Low Income For Rent (865) 654-8702

0710

2 New homes 3 BR 2 BA, double garage, one on large level lot in Grandview, $149,000. On on nice lot Murphy Farms close in. $157,000. 654-6505 or 654-8184. 2BR/2BA jacq tub, FP, stove, refrig, microwv, dshwshr near schools & hospital. $98,900. 865-984-0141 or 919-4023.

1162 Home Improvement & Repair

Cabins Home Repair Cabin Pressure Washed Caulked, Sealed, Stained Tile & Hard-wood floors Carpentry Repairs

KELLYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOME

great finds with the Classifieds.

0741

Mobile Homes for Sale

CLAYTON IN SEVIERVILLE MOVING SALE 20 HOMES MUST GO MOVING TO ALCOA HWY THE NEW CLAYTON SUPER HOME CENTER

865-970-7355

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Motorcycles

1980 HONDA, CM200. Beautiful bike, 9800 miles, $1395. Call 865-365-7202.

0864

Pickup Trucks for Sale

1994 Ford F150 XLT ext. cab, too many new parts to list, good truck, $3,500. 865-429-2279.

0868

Cars for Sale

1966 Chevrolet Elcamino, All original $5,500 (865) 908-0584 or (865) 850-3846. 1966 Ford Galaxy. 289 Auto. $2600. Call 865-607-6542.

1991 CADILLAC BROUGHAM 179000 miles. Burgandy . Air conditioning. Leather Seats. Power Windows. Power Locks. VERY NICE RIDE, DEPENDABLE, LOOKS GREAT AND RUNS GREAT! MANY GOOD MILES LEFT! MUST SEE!. $4500 OBO 865-466-1139.. 2001 MUSTANG $4995. AC, DVD. 160K, one owner since new. Well kept. 365-7202.

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Legals

PUBLIC NOTICE The regular session of the Board of Commissioners of Shady Grove Utility District of Jefferson and Sevier Counties, Tennessee, will be on Monday October 18, 2010 at 4:00 o'clock P.M. at the district office located at 830 Hwy 139, Dandridge, Tennessee. Nancy Humbard, President 10/14

1198

Lawn/Landscape/ Tree Svc

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1198

Lawn/Landscape/ Tree Svc

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STANLEY LANDSCAPING Aeration, Reseeding, Tree and Shrub Trimming, Stump Grinding All work guaranteed. Licensed & insured.

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Lawn/Landscape/ Tree Svc

1198

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Al real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it il egal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in ad it on to those protected under federal law. We wil not knowingly ac ept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Al persons hereby informed that al dwel ings advertised are available on an equal op ortunity basis. To complain of discrimination, cal HUD Tol -fre at 1-80 -6 9-97 7, The Tol -fre telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-80 -927-9275.

BUSHHOGGING-CLEARING, DUMPTRUCK GRADING, BACKHOE. LIC. & INS.

Trees trimmed/cut/removed Firewood $60

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IMPROVEMENT

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1162 Home Improvement & Repair Tri-County Glass and Door

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$650 - $900 month

NO PETS 865-712-5238

1108

Davids Nursery 865-428-6198

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

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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.

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0635

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Comics ◆ A13

Thursday, October 14, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home

Advice

Man very uncomfortable after neighbor’s inapproriate advance

Zits

Blondie

Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: I am 26 years old and happily married. We recently moved into our first home, next door to “Tom and Sophie,” a childless 45-year-old couple. My wife likes Sophie, and I enjoyed Tom’s company until he asked me to join him on a fishing trip. We rented a singleroom cabin for two nights, sharing all expenses. In the middle of the night, I woke up to find Tom’s hands rubbing my body. I pushed him away, offered a few choice words and began packing. He quietly drove us to our respective homes. I told my wife about the incident, swearing her to secrecy. I don’t wish to be responsible for problems in Tom’s marriage. However, I find it difficult to continue our relationship. We cannot afford to move to another neighborhood. What should I do? How can our wives continue their friendship with this awkward history? How do I relate to Tom? -- Mike in Alabama Dear Mike: Here’s what you do: Act as if it never happened. Your wife can still maintain a friendship with Sophie, but you should find ways to be busy with other things. Do not encourage get-togethers, but don’t abruptly cut them off. If you gradually back away from socializing, it will seem natural. Avoid any reason to be alone with Tom. He won’t question why, and we suspect his wife won’t, either. Dear Annie: Last weekend, I stayed at an upscale motel where they serve breakfast in the lobby. After eating, I went to the elevator,

and a little boy, perhaps 6 years old, left the table where his father was eating and announced, “I’m going up to Mom.” Dad agreed, and the boy rode up to the third floor with me, chatting the whole time, before getting off on my floor and pounding on a door farther down the hall. Annie, this child could have been abducted at any time. The elevator was at the intersection of two hallways and was 10 feet from a stairwell. Anyone could have gotten on that elevator or been in the hallway when he got off. I was tempted to say something to the parents, but figured I would be told to mind my own business. Please remind parents that the world is not child friendly and safe, and even the most responsible “big boy” or girl could disappear in a matter of seconds. -Concerned in Texas Dear Texas: We appreciate the heads up. Most children are safer than we fear, but still, parents need to be cautious and alert. A motel is filled with strangers, and there are hallways, doorways and empty rooms where kids can be lost -- or taken. It is foolish to allow young children to run around unseen and unsupervised in such places, not only because the child can lose his way, but because it presents an opportunity for those with malicious

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e

Garfield

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

For Better Or Worse

Tina’s Groove

intent. Next time, speak up. Even if the parents tell you to MYOB, they might be more circumspect in the future. Dear Annie: I strongly disagree with your response to “Modest Mary,” who was uncomfortable when her friend held a conversation stark naked in the women’s locker room at the health club. You said it was “normal.” I have been a member of a health club for 20 years, and I have seen only one woman walking around naked. It made me very uncomfortable. I do not view this as normal gym behavior. All of the women I have encountered wear a towel and change in a dressing room. -- Debbie from Sarasota, Fla. Dear Debbie: Your health club must be more upscale than the ones we frequent, where women change in an open locker room area. While we agree that a towel would be nice, we also think some nudity is to be expected in an all-female changing area, and some women are less inhibited than others. 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.


A14 ◆ World/Nation

The Mountain Press ◆ Thursday, October 14, 2010

World watches, cheers as Chilean miners recued By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile — The miners who spent 69 agonizing days deep under the Chilean earth were hoisted one by one to freedom Wednesday, their rescue moving with remarkable speed while their countrymen erupted in cheers and the world watched transfixed. Beginning at midnight and sometimes as quickly as once every 40 minutes, the men climbed into a slender cage nearly a halfmile underground and made a smooth ascent into fresh air. In a meticulously planned operation, they were monitored by video on the way up for any sign of panic. They had oxygen masks, dark glasses to protect their eyes from unfamiliar daylight and sweaters for the jarring climate change, subterra-

nean swelter to the chillier air above. They emerged looking healthier than many had expected and even cleanshaven, and at least one, Mario Sepulveda, the second to taste freedom, bounded out and thrust a fist upward like a prizefighter. “I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God,” he said as he awaited the air force helicopter ride to a nearby hospital where all the miners were to spend 48 hours under medical observation. The operation moved past the halfway point with the rescue of the 17th miner, a 56-year-old electrician named Omar Reygadas who helped organized life underground. His fourth great-grandchild was born a month after the men were sealed into the mine’s lower reaches by an Aug. 5

collapse of 700,000 tons of rock. As it traveled down and up, down and up, the rescue capsule was not rotating as much inside the 2,041-foot escape shaft as officials expected, allowing for faster trips, and officials said the operation could be complete by sunrise Thursday, if not sooner. The anxiety that had accompanied the careful final days of preparation broke at 12:11 a.m., with the first rescue — Florencio Avalos, who emerged from the missile-like chamber and smiled broadly after his half-mile journey. He hugged his sobbing 7-year-old son and wife and then President Sebastian Pinera, who has been deeply involved in an effort that had become a matter of national pride. Avalos was followed an hour later by the most ebullient of the group,

Associated Press

Miner Mario Gomez, left, gestures Wednesday as he meets his wife for the first time after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for more than two months near Copiapo, Chile. Sepulveda, whose shouts were heard even before the capsule peeked above the surface. He hugged his wife and handed out souvenir rocks from the mine to laughing rescuers. No one in recorded history has survived as long trapped underground as the 33 men. For the first 17 days, no one even knew whether they were alive. In the weeks that followed,

Gates: Courts shouldn’t set policy on gays WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that abruptly ending the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy as a federal judge has ordered would have enormous consequences. A day after a judge in California ordered the Pentagon to cease enforcement of its policy barring gays from openly serving in the military, Gates told reporters traveling with him to Brussels that the question of whether to repeal the law should be decided by Congress, and done only after the Pentagon completes its

study of the issue. “I feel strongly this is an action that needs to be taken by the Congress and that it is an action that requires careful preparation, and a lot of training,” said Gates. “It has enormous consequences for our troops.” The defense secretary, who has supported lifting the ban, said that besides new training, regulations will need revisions and changes may be necessary to benefits and Defense Department buildings. The White House said time is running out for the ban on gays serving open-

ly. “This is a policy that is going to end,” spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday. Yet, the battle in the courts over gays in the military may not be over. The Justice Department is considering whether to appeal the court ruling and its first response may well be another trip to the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, Calif., to seek a stay, or temporary freeze, of her ruling. If Phillips turns down the request, the Justice Department would likely turn to the federal appeals court in

California. It was unclear whether Phillips’ injunction against the 17-year-old policy on gays in the military would affect any ongoing cases. If the government does appeal, that would put the Obama administration in the position of continuing to defend a law it opposes. Gay rights groups warned gay troops not to disclose their identity for now. Aaron Tax, the legal director for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, said he expects the Justice Department to appeal the case to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

the world was captivated by their endurance and unity. Health Minister Jaime Manalich told a news conference after eight miners

were rescued that all of them were in good health, and none has required any special medication, not even the diabetic among them.


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