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Arrowmont weighs options
Gatlinburg school awaits study to help decide its future By STAN VOIT Editor
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GATLINBURG — Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts is continuing to consider offers to relocate, even as a study committee from the group that owns the downtown Gatlinburg property begins its work. But there has been a major change — for the better — in the
relationship between Arrowmont and Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women (PBP) in the last year. There are new members of the fraternity’s grand council, and that has triggered warmer feelings between the two sides as they try to work through the issue of Arrowmont’s future. David Willard, Arrowmont’s executive director, says the school is being recruited by three eastern
Tennessee entities that want to see Arrowmont move from downtown Gatlinburg to another location. He wouldn’t identify them. Arrowmont has commissioned a study due in January that will examine those options. All of this came about because Pi Beta Phi’s previous grand council — the panel that governs the fraternity for women — entered into negotiations in 2008
with developers who wanted to buy the Arrowmont land and turn the 72 acres into a $500 million project to include a water park, stores, hotels, condos and more. Pi Beta Phi pledged a multimillion dollar payout to Arrowmont if the land sold. The developers broke off those talks last fall. These days, Arrowmont and
Auction firm pays city part of rent
Third Wednesday means free lunch
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Dispute involving Events Center may be resolved soon
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By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer
Pride of Southland to celebrate
Sevier County, Rea was told by her new physician that her cancer had returned. The news was heartbreaking, but Rea had a peace from something she had found years ago — her faith in God. “When we married, my husband was a lab technician,” she said. “I was going to work and put him through medical school. Two years later, we received the holy spirit.” The couple was attending a Church of God when they had the lifechanging experience. “When I was about to receive the spirit, my hands started shaking so much that my rings wouldn’t stay on my fingers,” Rea said. Then, she added with a laugh, “I kept trying to slide
SEVIERVILLE — The city has received a partial payment from an Indianabased auction company for rental of the Events Center. City officials deposited an $8,500 check from Kruse International last Thursday, the same day The Mountain Press ran a story about the company’s failure to pay, city spokesman Bob Stahlke said Wednesday. A spokesman for the company said it had mailed a check to the city, which is owed $12,850 in fees. A previous check for $8,500 did not clear the bank. “We have received a check for partial payment,” said Stahlke. “As far as we know the check has cleared, because the bank hasn’t contacted us at this point. We’re still waiting on payment for the rest.” Stahlke said the company is also making good on payments to customers who sold cars at the auction. Sevierville police opened an investigation into Kruse Auctions after officials from the Events Center were unsuccessful in getting the company to pay its overdue bill; Stahlke said police then learned several consignors were complaining they didn’t receive the proceeds from the sale of their vehicles. “As of yesterday (Tuesday), Detective (Kevin) Bush said that there only remains one
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Obituaries Richard Guess, 68 Zelma Ivey, 71 James Tant, 77 DETAILS, Page A4
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Corrections The lists of county commissioners voting for and against a change in voting procedures was incorrect in a breakout box in Wednesday’s paper. Voting for the move: Ronnie Allen, Fred Atchley, Ben Clabo, Gary Cole, Jimbo Conner, Bryan Delius, Warren Hurst, Jim Keener, Phil King, Tommy McGaha, Buster Norton, Ray Ogle, Tony Proffitt, Carroll Rauhuff, Jimmy Temple and Ronnie Whaley. Voting against: Gene Byrd, Judy Godfrey, Mike Hillard, Bill Oakes, Frank Parton, Harold Pitner and Kenneth Whaley. The Mountain Press is glad to set the record straight.
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The ladies of Murphy’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Lydia Nelson, left, Mary Cooper and Karrie Murphy, dish up a free lunch Wednesday. The third Wednesday of each month the church offers a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and it is open to anyone and they will not accept donations. The church is on Pittman Center Road just down from Walters State Community College.
Keeping the faith Local cancer patient trusts the Lord will watch over her By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer Sevierville resident Juanita Rea remembers her first encounter with breast cancer eight years ago just like it was yesterday. “It was while I was living in Michigan. I was taking a shower, and I felt a lump,” she said. “I don’t think I even dried myself off before I went to the phone to call my doctor.” Rea, who eventually had a mastectomy, was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation during one of the country’s
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Juanita Rea, a breast cancer patient and resident at Iris B. Vest Widows Ministry Center, turns to her Bible for wisdom and strength. darkest moments. “I was having radiation and someone came in and said a plane had hit the World Trade Center,” she said. “I remember
the nurse who was there was so sweet to me. The doctor was very nice, too.” Five-and-a-half years ago, when she moved to
Disputed rezoning is put on hold by county By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
“I distinctly remember we met with these folks in this area and we only marked the lots along Chapman Highway as commercial. Everything else SEVIERVILLE — County Commission mem- was residential. I’ll just assure you this was a mistake. It’s not Mr. Cook’s fault — he bought the property in good faith. It’s just wrong.” bers postponed deciding on a controversial rezoning request that drew a lengthy debate and a considerable crowd. The matter centers around a petition put in by Mark D’Alessandro that property in the 100 block of Sky Drive be rezoned from C-2 (general commercial) to R-1 (rural resi-
— Commissioner Bill Oakes
dential). While that sort of request would usually pass fairly easy, considering the now-commercial property is in the middle of a subdivision, the problem some county leaders
have stems from the fact D’Alessandro doesn’t own the land. In fact, Jesse Cook holds the deed and opposes the rezoning. He hopes to build apartments on the
site and threatened to sue the county if the rezoning is approved. “I bought this for multifamily dwellings and that’s the way I intend to use it,” Cook said. “If this
is approved, it’s probably going to mean the biggest lawsuit Sevier County has ever seen. I’ve got the money to do it, too.” Cook seemed to suggest he might ignore the rezoning, which would prohibit his plans to build 24 apartments on about two acres. “I plan to build these and I don’t need any more problems,” Cook told the County Commission. “I’ve waited eight months and See DISPUTE, Page A4
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Editorâ€™s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. They are listed by date. To place an item phone 4280748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.
Thursday, Oct. 22 Hot Meals
Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Sevierville.
TOPS weight loss chapter meets at 6 p.m., Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. 755-9517 or 429-3150.
Womenâ€™s Bible Study
Garlands of Grace womenâ€™s Bible study: n 9 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road, Sevierville
Gatekeepers Menâ€™s Community Bible studies: n 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mountain Drive, Sevierville. 310-7831. n 6:30 p.m. Seymour UMC, Chapman Highway. 436-0313.
Midway Family, Community and Education meet 1 p.m at Mountain National Bank. Program: Stress and how to deal with it.
â€˜Suthern Livinâ€™ Niteâ€™ â€œSuthern Livinâ€™ Nite,â€? Wears Valley United Methodist, 3110 Wears Valley Road. Relay for Life team serving meal of beans, greens,
and cornbread for $5. Entertainment to follow.
Theresa Williams to hold free beginning genealogy class 4:30-5:30 p.m., Main Library, 321 Court Ave. 908-7988 day prior to class so materials can be reserved.
Book Sale 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center classrooms. Proceeds benefit the LeConte Medical Center.
Pi Beta Phi Drama
Pi Beta Phi Elementary School presents â€œLegend of Sleepy Hollow,â€? 7 p.m. at the school. Tickets $3.
Friday, Oct. 23 Church Concert
Faith Trio and the Camerons perform 7 p.m. at Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. Offering to help Missionaries For Christ.
Rummage sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday at The Crossing Church, 215 Kyker Ferry Road, Kodak, near post office.
St. Josephâ€™s Episcopal Church taking orders for boxed pork sandwich lunches to benefit local nonprofits. $7. Lunches can be picked up at Mountain Hope Clinic between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. 774-7684.
Native American powwow part of pig roast at St. Josephâ€™s Episcopal Church on Hardin Lane, Sevierville. 10-5 today and Saturday. Pow-wow $5. Meal Saturday 11-5 for $8. Tickets at door or from church members. 4530943.
Kidâ€™s Night Out
Pleasant HiIl UMC
Kidâ€™s Night Out 6 to 10 p.m. at the Pigeon Forge Community Center. $10 for PFCC members and $15 for nonmembers. 429-7373.
Pleasant Hill UMC Fall Festival 5 to 8 p.m. Free food, fun and games. Turn off Chapman Highway onto Whites School Road then Pleasant Hill Road.
Walk For Animals
Woodmen of the World meets 3:30 p.m. in Big Lots parking lot for Halloween party/corn maze at Kyker Farms. 765-0233.
Saturday, Oct. 24 5k Run for ACS Tanger Outletâ€™s first 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. at Tanger Five Oaks. $25 day of race. 453-1053 or wwwtangeroutlet.com. Pig Roast/Pow-Wow
Native American powwow part of pig roast at St. Josephâ€™s Episcopal Church on Hardin Lane, Sevierville, 10-5. Pow-wow admission $5. Pork meal $8 from 11-5. Tickets at door. 453-0943.
French Broad Valley Baptist Church Fall Festival/trunk or treat 4-6 p.m. Hot dogs, candy and games.
Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department 30th annual benefit auction and hot dog supper, 5 p.m. at fairgrounds, rain or shine. Includes games for children.
Roaring Fork Baptist Church health fair 10 a.m. to noon in Family Life Center. Flu shots $25; free blood pressure checks, breast cancer info and more. 436-9403.
Kodak Northview Optimist Club yard sale 8 a.m. at the Optimist Cub Building. For donations/into, 9330078.
Girl Scouts host annual â€œWalk for the Animalsâ€? today to benefit Sevier County Humane Society. Walk starts at 1 p.m. with Miss Ellie and canines from the Comedy Barn. Donations to the shelter can be dropped off.
Happy Hallelujah hog roast, music, games at Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church. Bring a covered dish. 428-8039.
New Center Baptist Church fall festival 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Includes open air craft fair, free for vendors. 774-0210.
Red Bank Singing
Red Bank Baptist Church, Highland Subdivision, singing 7 p.m. with Union Valley Singers and Ray Ball Singers
Sunday, Oct. 25 Toy Run
East Tennessee Toy Run from Smokies Park to Maryville. Gates open 9 a.m.; ride leaves at 1. Bring a toy or $10 per person. E-mail to fxdwglide@ hotmail.com or santa@ shilohriders.com.
Maples Branch Baptist Church singing 6:30 p.m. with Greg Bullock.
Gatlinburg Elks Lodge soccer shoot, 2 p.m. at Walters State in Sevierville, for ages 14 and under. Trophies in each age group. 436-7550.
tion of probation. She was being held. u Rusty Allen Potter, 19, of 459 W. Mill Creek Road Lot 5 in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 20 with simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $5,000 bond. u Timothy Marc Rava, 23, of 3561 Douglas Dam Road in Kodak, was charged Oct. 20 with domestic violence assault. He was being held. u Teresa W. Yoakum Roberts, 46, of Knoxville, was charged Oct. 20 with domestic violence assault. She was released on $1,500 bond. u James John Roe,
21, of 918 E. Parkway in Gatlinburg, was charged Oct. 20 with driving on a suspended license, financial responsibility law and traffic violations. He was released. u Todd Andrew Stavorff, 29, of 2661 Valley Heights Drive in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 20 with theft forgery (credit card). He was released on $2,500 bond. u Nancy Jane Ursprung, 52, of 203 Forest court in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 20 with simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. She was released on $2,500 bond.
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KNOXVILLE â€” When first established, the Pride of the Southland Marching Band was a small, all-male corps of cadets attached to the military department at the University of Tennessee. That was 140 years ago. Today, the now-coed band boasts 250 members. To celebrate its history and various milestones, the band is hosting a special anniversary celebration as part of homecoming. Open to the public, the festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Knoxville Marriott, 500 Hill Ave. Tickets are $25 for students (those 25 years and under) and $45 for others. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and celebration. Special guests include Bobby Osborne â€” original â€œRocky Topâ€? recording artist â€” and the Rocky Top X-press, and the marching band. There also will be silent and live auctions. In addition to making â€œRocky Topâ€? famous, the band also is known for inventing the circle drill and starting traditions such as â€œSalute to the Hillâ€? and the â€œT.â€? It is the only college band to participate in 12 consecutive presidential inaugural parades. â€œSuccessful work is hard work,â€? said Jeremy Lumpkin (â€™08), a former saxophone player. â€œHard work requires time. But the time is very well spent. The result of our hard work in the band is consistency and precision, and you can transfer those skills into a lot of other fields.â€? President of the Band Alumni Board Bill Burkhart (â€™77) looks at his membership as a way to stay engaged in the university. â€œAs an adult, the band has given me and other alumni the opportunity to give back to the university,â€? he said. â€œThe band is fun. What better way to spend oneâ€™s time than being part of something life changing for all involved and glorious at the same time? The Pride is not so much about game day as it is about character development, and that I value.â€? Reservations for the event can be made at alumni. utk.edu/programs/reunions/pride.shtml by calling (865) 974-3011 or by e-mailing to orreunions@ utk.edu.
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ARRESTS Editorâ€™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 James C. Adams, 20, of 718 Chris Way in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 21 with being a fugitive from justice. He was being held. u Gregory Kyle Cole, 24, of 2702 Seaton Springs Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 20 with DUI. HE was released on $1,000 bond. u Antonio DeJesus Deleon, 36, of 1203 Crestview Drive in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 20 with DUI and two traffic violations. He was released on $2,500 bond. u Derrick Bister Fraundorfer, 21, of Dandridge, was charged Oct. 21 with driving on a suspended license. He was being held. u George Jerry Gentry, 61, of Newport, was charged Oct. 21with a circuit court warrant He was being held. u John Girard, 63, of Cosby, was charged Oct. 20 with assault. He was released on $500 bond. u Edward Keith Glenn, 44, of Red Roof Inn in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 21 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Katherine Mary Gonzaelz, 49, of 244 Conner Heights in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 21 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held. u Jonathan Hager, 25, of 106 Jersey Drive in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 20 with violation of an order of protection. He was being held. u Michael Keith Hunter, 44, of Maryville, was charged Oct. 21 with contempt of court. He was being held in lieu of $5,500 bond. u Vicki Lynne Jordan, 44, of 1309 River Divide Blvd. in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 20 with a circuit court warrant She was being held. u Shawn Patrick Lewis, 23, of Clarksville, was charged Oct. 20 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Johnnie Michelle Ogle, 38, of 2683 Happy Hollow Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 20 with viola-
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u Brittany Hope Watson, 21, of 344 Sky Valley Circle in Seymour, was charged Oct. 20 with violation of probation and a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held. u Candace Ann Woods, 54, of 996 Jamesena Miller Drive in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 20 with criminal trespass. She was being held in lieu of $500 bond.
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Winners of the Sevierville Harvest Fest decorating contest join with Chamber officials. In front from left are Charlie Johnson, Emily McBrayer, Gabriella Solomon-Henry, Kristy Becker, Melissa Davis, Carrie Thompson, Susan Tarwater; back row, Chuck McCarter, Ellis Levine, Lance Gatlin and Craig Ratcliff.
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The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2009 Sevierville Harvest Fest decorating contest, with seven businesses claiming awards. The winners: Lodging n Large professional: Clarion Inn Willow River n Small non-professional: Blue Mountain Mist Country Inn N Large non-professional: Oak Haven Resort Others n Restaurant small non-professional: T.G.I. Fridayâ€™s n Retail small non-professional: Two Rivers Outlet (Home Accents Direct) n Services small non-professional: Ratcliffâ€™s Submitted Chiropractic Clinic n Services large non-professional: Mountain National Ratcliff Chiropractic was the small non-professionally decorated winner (service category). Bank (Highway 66) Sevierville Chamber of Commerce special projects facilitator Carroll McMahan organized Seviervilleâ€™s Harvest Fest decorating contest and says, â€œEvery year the displays seem more imaginative. We really thank everyone who decorates to make our city even more beautiful during the fall,â€? he said.
The Walters State Community College Foundation received more in private giving than any other Tennessee community college during the past year, according to a recent report by the Council for Aid to Education. This news was presented to the foundation trustees at their fall board meeting in Morristown. The report showed that Walters State received over $2.1 million in private contributions during 2008-09, outpacing all other Tennesseeâ€™s community colleges listed in the report. The foundationâ€™s fund balance, as of the end of September, is $11.5 million. The Walters State foundation also led all Tennessee community colleges in private giving the previous year, according to a 2008 report. In his college update to trustees, Walters State president Wade McCamey thanked trustees for their support. â€œYou are making the difference at Walters State,â€? said McCamey. â€œMuch of what we accomplished at the college this past year would not have been possible without your leadership.â€? McCamey reported that the college received its highest ranking ever in the national Digital Community Colleges Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Education and Converge magazine. Walters State is ranked the fourth most technologically advanced community college in the country among mid-
sized community colleges (3,000-7,500 students). The college has been awarded a $493,000 technology grant to expand dual enrollment courses via video streaming to area high schools and build three new technology enhanced classrooms at the college. Through the collegeâ€™s Center for Workforce Development, $1.7 million was used to provide job skills training and employment services to the unemployed. The CWD also administered the $2.2 million summer youth jobs program in which 875 area youth were employed in local businesses and industries. This program, he said, has been nominated by the U.S. Department of Labor as an exemplary program. The Walters State foundation, the official fundraising arm of the college, is governed by a board of trustees and managed by a 15-member executive committee.
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OBITUARIES In Memoriam
Richard C. Guess
Richard C. Guess, age 68 of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, October 19, 2009. Mr. Guess was a member of Bartle Baugh Baptist Church in Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his parents Taylor and Betty Guess; and brothers T. A. and Tom Guess. Survivors: wife, Lorene Sellars Guess; daughter and son-inlaw, Lisa and Mark Edwards; son, Richard Roach; grandchildren, Lauren Ashley Edwards, Austin â€œBusterâ€? Edwards, Joshua â€œJoshieâ€? Edwards; brother, George Guess; sisters, Penny Miller and Catherine Finn; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Don Ferguson officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Saturday in Deep Springs Cemetery for graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
Zelma Louise Byrd Ivey
Zelma Louise Byrd Ivey, age 71 of Sevierville, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2009. She was retired from Bush Brothers and Company. Mrs. Byrd was preceded in death by her husband William Ivey; daughter Sue Ivey Runyan and great-grandchild Hayden Rice. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Rita Ivey, Ted and Lisa Ivey, Eddie â€œSparkyâ€? and Missy Ivey; daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Ivey, Lisa and Gary Shoemake; grandchildren, Shea and Drew Frazier, Lee and Lisa Ivey, Renee and Dean Rolen, Carrie Robin Patterson, Jill and David Gibson, Cody, Nate and Kennedy Ivey, Kaitlyn Kyker, Haley and Masie Ivey, Shannon Ivey, Katie Shoemake, Josh Shoemake; greatgrandchildren, Isaiah and Lane Frazier, Will Ivey, Jesse, Conley, and Elmer Rolen, Christian and Sara Cagle, Logan and Lexi Lay, Asa Doc Gibson, Kandra Ivey, Gabe and Jacob Shoemake. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Revs. Fred Cagle and John Clark officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday in Fox Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
James â€œJimâ€? Darr yl Tant, 77 of Gatlinburg, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Jim was born and raised in Nashville. Af ter completing his militar y ser vice, he attended Auburn University studying Architecture. He worked in architectural offices in Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga assisting in the design of many landmark buildings. He was proud of his design of the Gatlinburg Church of Christ where the family attended. He was owner of Duff y â€™s Restaurant in Gatlinburg for 30 years. Sur vivors: wife, JoAnn King Tant; sons, James Dewan Tant, Darr yl King Tant; daughters, Mar y Lisa Campbell, Christy Moyers, Lara Carr; seven grandchil-
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PBP are negotiating an extension of Arrowmontâ€™s lease that runs through 2011. Neither Willard nor Mary Tatum, president of the grand council, will discuss those talks, but Willard said each side is trying to agree on how many years to extend the lease. But even with that, Willard said Arrowmont has to consider its options, including moving to another city. He wouldnâ€™t identity the three entities he described as â€œactivelyâ€? recruiting the school, but said Arrowmontâ€™s board has to consider long-term interests. The new grand council, which took office over the summer, named a Gatlinburg Study Committee to explore the PBP-Arrowmont relationship, issues involving the two sides and future opportuni-
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Iâ€™ve spent a lot of money. I donâ€™t see a problem.â€? The state and county have each strengthened their rules on such construction. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is requiring Cook to prepare a plan that shows how he will ensure the fill heâ€™ll have to use to build a parking lot wonâ€™t crumble onto neighboring properties. â€œThere are new rules and Iâ€™ll abide by them,â€? Cook said, though he suggested Monday heâ€™s not going to follow the TDEC request. Neighbors say the road through the area is too steep to support traffic for the apartments, and that the land there is not suitable. Beyond that, they say commercial zoning in the middle of a residential area is inappropriate. â€œWe donâ€™t want a change. We want the original intent of the zoning,â€? Dâ€™Alessandro said. â€œThis was a mistake. All we can figure is somebody with money or influence or both had this changed after 2006.â€? All the properties in the Shooks Gap development,
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dren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral ser vice 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Pastor Rod Ruther ford officiating. Interment will follow in Smoky Mountain Memor y Gardens. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevier ville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
person who apparently has not received payment yet, so it appears thereâ€™s been positive movement in those areas as well,â€? Stahlke said. Itâ€™s too early to say that the matter is resolved, but Stahlke said officials were encouraged by recent developments. â€œWeâ€™re pleased that it seems to be heading in the right direction and hope-
ties. Lisa Scott, a a resident of Colorado, chairs that committee, which visited Gatlinburg and Arrowmont earlier this month. Scott, in answer to questions e-mailed to her by The Mountain Press, said the committee is gathering data, surveying fraternity members and interviewing â€œa significant number of stakeholders,â€? but plans no more trips to Gatlinburg. â€œWe are confident we will deliver an impartial and thorough reportâ€? to the grand council next fall, Scott said. Arrowmont, meanwhile, expects to get results of a feasibility study in January in time for a board meeting that month, The study, being done by the Chattanooga firm of Kennedy, Coulter, Rushing & Watson â€” the same firm that did the Priority Gatlinburg report for the city â€” will examine other opportunities and offers. â€œWe donâ€™t even know if itâ€™s
possible for us or realistic for usâ€? to relocate, Willard said. â€œThe fact of the matter is, Arrowmont is exploring all opportunities presented to them in terms of alternative sites, should we have to relocate. The feasibility study is to determine in more depth the viability of those sites.â€? Tatum said in written response to e-mailed questions that the grand council is â€œnot actively seekingâ€? to sell the property it owns in Gatlinburg, but â€œany governing body is obligated to consider offers that would be financially in the best interest of the organization it represents.â€? As Pi Beta Phiâ€™s governing body, it is the grand councilâ€™s â€œdue diligence to research any proposalsâ€? about selling the land in Gatlinburg, Tatum said. Willard said Arrowmont doesnâ€™t have nearly enough information to make a decision about its future and is not leaning either way â€” staying or
moving. â€œWe have reported that our preference is to stay in Gatlinburg,â€? he said, â€œbut there are so many decisions in front of this.â€? Arrowmont is an outgrowth of the Pi Beta Phi settlement school started in 1912 to educate children in and around the Smokies. The fraternity voted in 1964 to establish an arts and crafts school. It opened in the late 1960s. Arrowmont has grown to be one of the nationâ€™s most respected schools and centers of arts and crafts. â€œI fully appreciate the role Arrowmont has played in the evolution of the historic philanthropic settlement school project of 1912,â€? Tatum said. â€œIn order for both organizations to move forward, we need to have a better understanding of the Gatlinburg communityâ€™s needs and how they relate to Pi Beta Phi.â€?
including those owned by Dâ€™Alessandro and his neighbors, were zoned C-2 up until a few months ago. While the other folks have since changed their designations, Cook said he bought the land specifically because it is zoned for commercial uses. â€œThese folks may not want to hear it, but that whole development was set up for residential, multifamily and commercial uses when it was developed,â€? Cook said. â€œI checked on that with the county planner before I bought this property in February of 2009.â€? Commissioner Bill Oakes insists he remembers when a committee he served on was coloring maps to show zoning in 2006. Oakes said he designated the Shooks Gap area as residential. However, something changed after those maps left his hands. â€œI distinctly remember we met with these folks in this area and we only marked the lots along Chapman Highway as commercial. Everything else was residential,â€? Oakes said. â€œIâ€™ll just assure you this was a mistake. Itâ€™s not Mr. Cookâ€™s fault â€” he bought the property in good faith.
Itâ€™s just wrong.â€? While Oakes has theories about the zoning change, it seems more likely the long and complicated process that led to the zoning maps caused the â€œmistakeâ€? Oakes refers to. Oakes has said Commissioner Judy Godfrey and former Commissioner Marty Hamilton took the maps to the Seymour Public Library after he was done with them. It seems likely thatâ€™s where the change was made leading to the C-2 designation for the residential area. Shooks Gap property owners argue they saw an R-1 designation covering the area on county maps after 2006. Though Oakes has become an aide to the opponents of the proposed development and openly supported the rezoning, there were plenty of commissioners who expressed concerns. Commissioner Bryan Delius conceded heâ€™s not sure the property in question is fit for the development Cook intends, something he said in a recent Planning Commission session. However, he dis-
agreed with the idea of a third party asking for rezoning on somebody elseâ€™s property. Commissioners Phil King and Warren Hurst agreed with Delius, pointing out the move could open the county up to a lawsuit. â€œWe donâ€™t have any legal right to do anything,â€? Hurst said. â€œThe person who owns the property has to ask for a rezoning. Whatâ€™s this gentleman to do if itâ€™s rezoned to R-1? Youâ€™re going to tell him after heâ€™s already started work that he canâ€™t do it?â€? Cook has already cleared much of the site, though his plan has been rejected by the Planning Commission because he hasnâ€™t met all requirements, including securing the TDEC permit. Commissioners voted unanimously to postpone action on the matter until next month. They asked County Planner Jeff Ownby to see if he can find the maps Oakes colored to determine if the propertyâ€™s designation was changed before or after the group voted on zoning.
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them back on, but the woman next to me said, â€˜Honey, if he wants your rings, give them to him!â€™ so I laid them on the altar. â€œI had gone to church before then but never heard of being sanctified or being filled with the holy spirit.â€? Soon after their church visit, Reaâ€™s husband was called to the ministry. He went to school in Cleveland (at what is now Lee University) and became pastor at a church in New Orleans. The family later moved to Michigan, where he pastored a church for 27 years. Although she knows the Lord is in control of her cancer, Rea has experienced the same fear and questions every cancer patient has. â€œI was mostly afraid of losing my hair, and after chemo, I would feel very tired,â€? she said. â€œMy grandson was studying biochemistry at the time, so he helped me understand a lot of what was going on. I canâ€™t remember how many times I had to go, but I would just sit in this chair and have the treatment.â€? Rea had heard good things about the Iris B. Vest Widows Ministry Center in Sevierville, where she would ultimately end up moving. â€œWhen I was looking for a doctor in the Yellow Pages, PIONEER WOODS Covering the Gatlinburg, Cosby, Hartford & Newport Areas â€˘ Truck and Trailer Rentals â€˘ Moving Supplies
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SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) â€” The federal government originally promised 120 million doses of swine flu vaccine by now. Only 13 million have come through. As nervous Americans clamor for the vaccine, production is running several weeks behind schedule, and health officials blame the pressure on pharmaceutical companies to crank it out along with the ordinary flu vaccine, and a slow and antiquated process that relies on millions of chicken eggs. There have been other bottlenecks, too: Factories that put the precious liquid into syringes have become backed up. And the government itself ran into a delay in developing the tests required to assess each batch before it is cleared for use. What effect the delays will have on the course of the outbreak is unclear, in part because scientists cannot say with any certainty just how dangerous the virus is, how easily it spreads, or whether it will mutate into a more lethal form. Since April, swine flu has killed more than 800 peo-
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schools in 15 states were closed Wednesday because of swine flu, with more than 65,000 students affected. That was up from 88 school closings the day before. â€œRight now, the vaccine is in a race against the virus, and the virus is winning,â€? Osterholm said. The government now hopes to have about 50 million doses out by midNovember and 150 million in December, Dr. Nicole Lurie, assistant health and human services secretary for preparedness, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. â€œBy the end of November, I think weâ€™re going to be pretty well back on track,â€? she said. However, a study by Purdue University researchers said the vaccinations will probably come too late to significantly reduce the number of infections. The study, published last week, predicted that infections would peak in late October and that by the end of the year, 63 percent of the U.S. population will have caught the virus. The blame for the delays has been placed in part on the chicken-egg technol-
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WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Hitting a 14-month low against the euro, the sinking dollar renewed concerns Wednesday about higher oil prices and other inflationary threats. A lower dollar can help U.S. manufacturers by making their exports cheaper for foreigners to buy. It also benefits factories in China, which pegs its currency to the dollar. But a weakening dollar hurts European businesses because their goods become relatively more expensive. Since early March, when the dollar hit a high for the year against the euro and other major currencies, it has declined about 12 percent against a basket of major currencies. On Wednesday, the dollarâ€™s value against the euro fell below the psychological barrier of $1.50. In response, oil prices jumped to a new high for the year, settling at $81.37 a barrel. Crude oil is priced in dollars. So when the dollar falls, oil producers demand a higher dollar price to make up for the lost purchasing power relative to other currencies, such as the Japanese yen or the euro. Oil, which was trading below $70 a barrel in early October, has been rising steadily as the dollar has fallen. The euro, the common currency of 16 European nationâ€™s peaked Wednesday at its highest level since August 2008. One euro cost $1.5046, up from $1.4928 in late trading Tuesday. Many analysts saw the euroâ€™s movement above $1.50 as a milestone that could put further pressure on the greenback. The dollar also continued falling against some other currencies, dropping against the British pound, the Canadian dollar and falling to the lowest levels in more than a year against the Swiss franc, the Australian dollar and the New Zealand dollar. The fall in the dollar is occurring as the federal governmentâ€™s budget deficit hit $1.42 trillion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30. The administration worries that a falling dollar could spoke foreign investors, including the Chinese â€” the largest foreign holder of Treasury securities â€” into dumping their dollar-denominated assets. That could send the dollar into a tailspin, push interest rates up and send stock prices plunging.
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September visits to the Smokies were up by 3.2 percent over 2008. That’s 845,655 people this September vs. 819,816 in 2008, Park spokesman Bob MIller said Wednesday. However visitation for September 2008 was off by 13.8 percent from 2007. Attendance at the Gatlinburg entrance was up 8.3 percent, Townsend 13.8 percent and Cherokee was unchanged. Year-to-date visits are up by 5.7 percent over 2008 with 7.2 million this year, Miller said. Camping in front-country fee campgrounds was also up by 16.6 percent for September despite the hevay rains.
The Sevier County Health Department will offer free H1N1 flu vaccine shots from 3-7 p.m. today. To make an appointment, call 4531032. At this time the H1N1 flu vaccine shot will be given only to children ages 6 months and older, and adults of all ages. For more information, call 453-1032 or the Tennessee Flu Information Line at 877-252-3432. Information is also available at www. tn.gov/health or www. flu.gov. SEVIER COUNTY
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Ex-girlfriend links suspect to deaths KNOXVILLE (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the alleged ringleader in the torture deaths of a young Knoxville couple said Wednesday she can place him in the victim’s shoes, driving the victims’ car and blaming his brother for the crimes. Daphne Sutton’s testimony came in the third day of Lemaricus Davidson’s murder trial in the January 2007 deaths of University of Tennessee student Channon Christian, 21, and her boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23. “He was begging me to
believe he didn’t do anything. It was all his brother,” she said when she confronted him after the news broke in the local media that Christian’s body had been found in the small rental house she had shared with Davidson until just a few days before the crime. Defense attorney Doug Trant made little attempt to blunt the testimony and JudgeRichardBaumgartner announced without elaborating that he couldn’t ask a follow-up question from the jury. Davidson’s brother and
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“President Karzai’s constructive actions established an important precedent for Afghanistan’s new democracy. The Afghan constitution and laws are strengthened by President Karzai’s decision, which is in the best interests of the Afghan people.” — President Barack Obama in a statement after Afghan President Hamid Karzai accepted election fraud findings that invalidated nearly a third of the votes cast for him in the presidential election in August.
“Prosecuting these individuals in our U.S. courts simply will not work and there is too much at stake to grant the unprecedented benefit of our legal system’s complex procedural safeguards to foreign nationals who were captured outside the United States during a time of war.” — Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga. in a statement after President Barack Obama won a modest victory in his continuing effort to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, allowing the government to continue to transfer detainees at the facility to the U.S. to be prosecuted.
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Carrying firearms into the Sevier County Courthouse is now officially prohibited for anyone other than law enforcement personnel. Bailiffs put up signs proclaiming the ban at all courthouse entrances after the county’s intergovernmental committee approved the prohibition. Violators can face a fine and confiscation of their weapon. Today’s highlight:
On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced a quarantine of all offensive military equipment shipped to Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet-built missile bases on the island.
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a carjacking gone horribly awry. The couple were on a Saturday night date when prosecutors say they were jumped by several gunwielding assailants, taken to Davidson’s house and over the next several hours, raped, beaten and murdered. Newsom’s naked, shot and burned body was found on Monday along some railroad tracks. Christian’s body was found a day later stuffed in a trash can in Davidson’s house.
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co-defendant, Letalvis Cobbins, has already been convicted of murder and related charges in the case and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Cobbins testified he participated in the crime because he feared his 28-year-old brother and that he saw him choke Christian. The grisly crime, which has gripped this community and touched a racial nerve with some because Davidson and his co-defendants are black and the victims were white, has been portrayed by prosecutors as
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carnie Wilson is opening up her life as a working mom in a new reality TV series. “Carnie Wilson: Unstapled” is in production and set to debut in January on GSN, Wilson which also airs “The Newlywed Game” hosted by Wilson. A singer-songwriter with the pop group Wilson Phillips and daughter of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, the 41-year-old Wilson said she’s comfortable being candid. Her 1999 obesity surgery was shown online. “I’ve written two autobiographies and posed for Playboy. I think I’ve pretty much been out there,” said Wilson.
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Libertarians not against having rules Pundits and politicians act as if government can solve almost any problem. At the slightest hint of trouble, the ruling class reflexively assumes that knowledgeable, wise and publicspirited government regulators are capable of riding to the rescue. This certainly is the guiding philosophy of the Obama administration. So how remarkable it is that this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in economics was shared by Elinor Ostrom, whose life’s work demonstrates that politicians and bureaucrats are not nearly as good at solving problems as regular people. Ostrom, the first woman to win the prize (which she shared with Oliver Williamson of UC-Berkeley), is a political scientist at Indiana University. The selection committee said that she has “challenged the conventional wisdom that common property is poorly managed and should be either regulated by central authorities or privatized. Based on numerous studies of user-managed fish stocks, pastures, woods, lakes and groundwater basins, Ostrom concludes that the outcomes are, more often than not, better than predicted by standard theories. She observes that resource-users frequently develop sophisticated mechanisms for decision-making and rule enforcement to handle conflicts” (emphasis added; http://tinyurl. com/yfk7kbu). Ostrom’s work concentrates on commonpool resources (CPR) like pastures and fisheries. Policymakers assume that such situations are plagued by free-rider problems, where all individuals have a strong incentive to use the resource to the fullest and no incentive to invest in order to enhance it. Analysts across the political spectrum theorize that only bureaucrats or owners of privatized units can efficiently manage such resources. Few scholars actually venture into the field to see what people actually do when faced with free-rider problems. Ostrom did. It turns out that free people are not as helpless as the theorists believed. She writes in her 1990 book, “Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action,” that there is no shortage of real-world examples of “a self-governed common-property arrangement in which the rules have been devised and modified by the participants themselves and also are monitored and enforced by them.” In other words, free people work things out on their own. Not only is government help often not needed, Ostrom says it usually screws things up because bureaucrats operate in an ivory tower ignorant of the local customs and the specific resource. Political theorists assume away the problems of political control, but the problems are real. There is no reason to believe that bureaucrats and politicians, no matter how well meaning, are better at solving problems than the people on the spot, who have the strongest incentive to get the solution right. Unlike bureaucrats, they bear the costs of their mistakes. Moreover, as the prize committee pointed out, “Rules that are imposed from the outside or unilaterally dictated by powerful insiders have less legitimacy and are more likely to be violated.” Some of Ostrom’s readers think that she is as critical of the free market as she is of government management. She writes, “(N)either the state nor the market is uniformly successful in enabling individuals to sustain long-term, productive use of natural resource systems.” But what those readers miss is that the resourcemanagement arrangements Ostrom documents are voluntary agreements that people themselves devise, monitor and enforce. These agreements are part of the free market, even if the resource is not formally divided into privately owned units. I was amused to see the lengths to which The New York Times went to spin Ostrom’s (and Williamson’s) selection in an anti-free-market direction. Reporter Louis Uchitelle (http://tinyurl.com/yk5e8xo) wrote, “Neither Ms. Ostrom nor Mr. Williamson has argued against regulation. Quite the contrary, their work found that people in business adopt for themselves numerous forms of regulation and rules of behavior — called ‘governance’ in economic jargon — doing so independently of government. ...” Please. Rules of behavior that are independent of government are not what anybody means by “regulation.” Advocates of regulation say people can’t devise methods of “governance” that leave politicians out of the picture, but Ostrom shows they are wrong. We libertarians aren’t against rules — we are against top-down rules imposed by out-oftouch bureaucrats. People generate better rules when the state leaves us alone. — 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.” (
Running in place County Commission makes change in way officials are elected Those who hold office always seem to be looking for any advantage that might help them stay in office. The power of the incumbency cannot be denied, but if you can gain even a little boost from something, why not? With that in mind it’s hard not to see a political upside for the current county commissioners in changing the way they are elected. For years people in Sevier County voted by district for commissioners in one list of candidates on the ballot, with the top vote getters winning. If one district were represented by two commissioners, the two candidates with the most votes won, no matter how many people were running in that district. That was then. On Monday the Sevier County Commission voted 16-7 to change all that and now have candidates run for specific spots. Starting with next year’s election, candidates in a particular district represented by more than one commissioner will have to choose a specific place. Instead of everybody running at-large in a dis-
trict, now they’ll run for Place 1, Place 2 or Place 3, depending upon how many commissioners represent a district. Frankly, it’s hard to be critical of the change. It appears most counties already hold their elections this way. It makes it easier on the voters and maybe even easier on the candidates. If a challenger wants to target a specific incumbent, he or she can do so. If both incumbents are running for re-election in a district, they don’t have to run against each other. It appears to make the elections better organized. The downside? Critics say it helps incumbents too much. This way they don’t get lost in a crowded field of candidates. But mostly it just seems to be opposition to change. Doing it the same way election after election doesn’t mean it’s the best way, just the traditional way. So why be suspicious of the switch? The Steering Committee rejected it a few months ago before reversing itself,
and it sailed through Monday with little discussion. But that may be unfair. Listen to what the biggest proponent of the switch said. “I’ve been working on this for the past 10-plus years,” Commissioner Tommy McGaha said. “I have looked at counties all around us that do it like this and it seems to work well in all those settings. I think it makes for more issues-driven campaigns. If a commissioner is doing a good job, he has a better chance to be re-elected. If he’s doing a bad job, it hurts his chances.” Commissioner Gary Cole agreed and said the move “takes politics out of politics.” The Sevier County Commission has taken its lumps over the years, including on this page of The Mountain Press. But to dismiss such a major change in the way elections are conducted just because it’s the County Commission is unfair. Having candidates run for a specific place within a district does seem to be the right thing to do.
Sara’s dream trip special thanks to many in county
Editor: I’m sure angels hover all around us. They must, because we found our fair share in Michigan who helped make Sara’s dream trip a possibility. We never expected to find even more in Tennessee and Dollywood. Actually, it started when one of these angels found us (Sevier
County EMS). Sara brought teddy bears for their ambulances. She collects them for our township ambulance in Michigan. They more than earned them with the assistance they provided us at Dollywood. Sara tires easily and our escort at Dollywood helped to make the best of Sara’s limited time there. Also, thanks to the vendors at Dollywood who made Sara’s visit special. Another thanks to The Mountain Press
community editor and photographer, Gail Crutchfield, who told Sara’s story. There are others: the people at Scenic Helicoptor Rides, Jeff and staff and Smoky Mountain Balloon Adventures, Dixie Stampede, and American National Cabin Rentals, who were also part of Sara’s trip. Thank you all for making Sara’s trip a memory that will last her and her family for a lifetime. Betty and Sara Murdoch Houghton Lake, Mich.
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Seymour looks to make it 2 wins in a row tonight
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Seymour FB Keegan Newport drags tacklers during 2009 preseason action in this file photo. Newport has been banged up this season with a broken finger and a separated shoulder. He left the game early during Seymour’s 35-0 win at South-Doyle last week after re-aggravating his shoulder injury, but he is expected to play tonight against Cherokee for the Eagles homecoming.
SEYMOUR — The Seymour Eagles prep gridiron squad is in search of its second consecutive win tonight when they host District 2-AAA rival Cherokee Chiefs for a special Thursday night homecoming event. And although the Eagles (3-5 overall, 2-3 District 2-AAA) have had to deal with a short week of preparation filled with the normal chaos always associated with homecoming week, Seymour feels its team is prepared for a victory tonight. “It’s been crazy, a typical homecoming week,” said Seymour coach Jim Moore. “There’s all kinds of activities going on all day, every day, and (the players) have been involved with it, and they need to be involved with it ... it’s their homecoming. “But they’ve also come out all week and worked hard and practiced well. We’ve just told them that we want them to have fun, we want them to be safe,
we want them to enjoy it ... but we want them to realize that it’s all centered around one thing, and that’s the football game at 7:30 p.m. (tonight).” Although Cherokee (2-6 overall, 0-4 District 2-AAA) has won just two games this season, the Eagles expect a tough battle tonight because the Chiefs have been on the losing end of several close battles against quality teams this year. Last week, Cherokee held a 19-14 lead over Sevier County in the third quarter for just one example. “They are a very good 2-6 team,” said Moore. “They also had Morristown East beat until about 20 seconds left in the ball game when East hit a 78-yard pass to win it. “(Cherokee) can play, and they’ve got some good athletes. They’ve got a heck of a running back, and their quarterback is pretty good. “We don’t overlook anybody, no matter what their record is.” email@example.com
EMFC gridiron Bears are playoff bound SEVIERVILLE — Led by the defending English Mountain Football Conference Grasscutter Superbowl Champions, the Sevierville Bears Little League organization has had plenty to cheer about this season. Posting a combined overall record of 16-8, only the Pee Wee Bears have posted more than one loss this regular season. The Grasscutter Bears (8-0) are rolling and are the defending champs from a season ago. The Grasscutter Bears are lead by a trio of running backs, including Garrett Adams, Camden Johnson and Dante Regan. The Grasscutter Bears won last year’s Superbowl against the Pigeon Forge Tigers, the two squads could be headed for a grudge match rematch again this year. The Tigers Grasscutter squad is the only other
undefeated team in the league. The two teams are on opposite sides of the league, so the only way the teams can meet will be as NFC versus AFC champs once again, with all the marbles up for grabs. In the next level of competition, the Super Grasscutter Bears (7-1) are in a three-way tie in the NFC with last year’s nemesis Grainger County Jaguars (7-1) and the Dandridge Broncos (7-1). The three teams defeated each other in the regular season, and the Bears managed to defeat the No.4seeded Newport Roosters (5-3) by two points in a defensive struggle with a final score of 2-0. The Super Grasscutter Bears are a strong defensive team led by “Big” Dalton Justice at defensive tackle and Benny Ramsey at end. Offensively, they have
hard running QB JzanDevin Adams, complimented by two speedsters in Chandler Adams, Chase Smith. The Pee Wee Bears (1-7) will be in the Division-2 Playoffs for the teams in the bottom half of the league. The Bears have improved steadily this season and have some key players returning from illness and injury. They are poised to make a run in their playoff bracket as well. The Pee Wee Bears have lost four games by just one score and were not at full strength until Week 7, which was their only win of the season. With 10 returning starters next year, this young Bears team hopes to build some momentum heading into the 2010 season. The EMFC Superbowl Photo submitted will be held at Sevier County High School on Saturday, Nick Britton (55), Will Stazzone and Isiac Carver pave the way for RB Justice Huff in the PeeWee Bears first win of the season, 37-7. Nov. 7.
NFL GRIDIRON COMMENTARY
What’s wrong with the Titans dates back to 1975 What’s wrong with the Tennessee Titans this year? I mean, how can a team that compiled the best regular-season record in the league last year at 13-3 suddenly find themselves in an 0-6 hole to start the very next season? On top of that 0-6 start, how can this team be getting worse each week, demonstrated by their most recent 59-0 debacle against New England that could have been 159-0 if Bill Belichick hadn’t taken Tom Brady out of the game after the first possession of the third quarter? These are questions that have filled the sports talk radio airwaves across the state of Tennessee recently. Some people say it’s the defense, which isn’t able to put pressure on opposing QBs with its front four since Albert Haynesworth left town after last season to become a highly paid Washington Redskin. Some people say it’s Jeff Fisher’s refusal to “manufacture pressure,” which is the Titans coach’s way of referring to blitzing schemes that use more than four men to rush the QB.
although Fisher’s reluctance to do so may just be his way of saving the mentally delicate quarterback’s life. The Titans as an organization are spending millions of dollars this year — when you figure the combined salaries of coaches, scouts Some people point the and personnel directors finger of blame at the new — trying to figure out what defensive coordinator, is wrong with Tennessee’s Chuck Cecil. professional football team, Others point to the and how it could have all offense. gone down hill so fast and Some people say it’s a furiously for them. lack of consistency in the I could have saved them running game. Sure, Chris a lot of money, because I Johnson puts up some crazy know the answer to their numbers sometimes, but downfall ... and it all started the skinny Lendale White in 1975 with a quirky guy — who is reportedly down named Myron Cope. more than 30 pounds in What could I possibly be weight this season — can no talking about, you ask? How longer pound out the tough could the woes of the 2009 yards, and Johnson also Titans possibly date back to leads the league in negative 1975? runs by a running back. Bear with me for a few Some people point the more moments, and I’m finger of blame at an aging sure that it will all make Kerry Collins, who seems to perfect sense. have lost the magic touch First, some background that helped the Titans win on the late Myron Cope, so many ball games last who passed away in season. February of last year. Some people say it’s Cope was commonly Fisher’s lack of willingness known as “the voice of the to promote Vince Young Pittsburgh Steelers.” He to the starting QB role, was an eccentric personality
with a nasally voice and a plethora of catch phrases. He broadcasted Steelers games for 35 seasons before retiring in 2005. He was the first football announcer to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. But despite his fame earned within the Steeler Nation, Cope’s most notable accomplishment perhaps was the creation of The Terrible Towel, which has often been imitated but never duplicated since its inception in 1975. The Terrible Towel has not only become the symbol of the Pittsburgh Steelers that’s raised more than $3 million to aid people with physical disabilities and mental retardation, it also has displayed some very mysterious powers through the 34 years of its existence. The year of its creation, the Steelers won its firstever Super Bowl trophy. Since then, the Steelers have appeared in seven Super Bowls and have won six of them, more than any other franchise in America’s favorite sport. But on its 20th anniversary in 1995, The Terrible
Towel developed some new kind of magic, which has since been dubbed as The Curse of The Terrible Towel. In January of 1995, the San Diego Chargers upset the Steelers in the AFC Championship game at the old Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. It was the first (and only) time the Chargers advanced to the Super Bowl, and at the end of the game many San Diego players could be seen waving The Terrible Towel on the sideline and then throwing it to the ground and stomping on it. The Chargers went on to be on the losing side of one of the worst Super Bowl blowouts in league history, 49-26. San Diego has never made it back to the big dance since. Nearly 11 years later, in December of 2005, the Cincinnati Bengals were the next victims of the Curse. If you remember, the Bengals were the darlings of the NFL that season, finally rising from obscurity and laughing-stock status to heavy favorites to advance to the AFC Championship game, presumably des-
tined to be against the Indianapolis Colts. The Bengals had a young and upcoming Carson Palmer at quarterback, and the sky was the limit for Cincinnati for the first time in years. The Bengals beat Pittsburgh 38-31 at Heinz Field in December that year to help earn the franchise’s first division title since the days of Boomer Esiason. It was their first winning season since 1990 and also their first playoff berth in 25 years. But at the end of the December game against Pittsburgh, T.J. Houshmandzadeh decided to disrespect The Terrible Towel by shining his cleats with it and then tossing it to the turf when he was done. A few weeks later, the Steelers paid a visit to Cincinnati in the playoffs. Pittsburgh was the No.6 seed wildcard team. The Bengals were Super Bowl bound ... that is, until Palmer’s knee was shredded on Cincinnati’s first offensive play of the game. To this day, Palmer has See THE CURSE, Page A9
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The Sevier County High School Smoky Bearettes cross-country team took the win during Mondayâ€™s county meet in Gatlinburg. From left are Courtney Kirby, Rebekah Fields, Taylor Woodard, Hannah Pelham, Emily Cross, Taylor Chapman and Stephanie Harris. Pelham was the overall female winner.
one career playoff pass and the Bengals had to wait four years to even get an early season sniff of first place in the AFC North division. By the way, the Steelers went on to become the first No.6 seed in the history of the league to win the Super Bowl. The magic of the Towel still worked for the Black and Gold. And the Curse had claimed its newest victim at the time. Not learning from the history of The Terrible Towel, the 13-2 Tennessee Titans of a season ago chose to celebrate a huge December win over the visiting Steelers by disrespecting The Terrible Towel. Specifically, LenDale White, Keith Bulluck and Javon Kearse were seen on the sidelines stomping on the symbol of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The result? The Titans have yet to win a game since. Tennessee lost its season finale, itâ€™s first playoff game and then are 0-6 so far this season. By the way, the Steelers went on to win their sixth Super Bowl. And if you think that itâ€™s all just a coincidence, consider also the way the city of
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Arizona chose to send off their beloved Cardinals prior to last yearâ€™s Super Bowl. Despite words of warning from former Steelers offensive coordinator and current Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt to the mayor Mayor of Glendale, Ariz., the leader of the city chose to blow his nose with The Terrible Towel at a pep rally before the teamâ€™s flight for the championship. Can anyone say Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes through triple coverage in the waning seconds? Now itâ€™s not clear exactly how long the Curse of the Towel lasts, or exactly what the punishment for disrespect will be ... but the last time I checked, the Chargers, Bengals, Cardinals and Titans have yet to win a Super Bowl. My words of advice for Titans: If a day comes again when you find yourselves on top of the league and have the good fortune of defeating the Steelers in an important regularseason contest, count your blessings. And whatever you do, donâ€™t disrespect the Towel.
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The Mountain Press â—† Thursday, October 22, 2009
auto racing at a gl ance
NASCAR SPRINT CUP Tums Fast Relief 500 Site: Martinsville, Va. Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 3-4:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (ESPN2, 10-10:45 a.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (ABC, 1-6 p.m.). Track: Martinsville Speedway (oval, 0.526 miles). Race distance: 263 miles, 500 laps. Last year: Jimmie Johnson led 339 laps and won the sixth of his seven victories en route to his third straight season title. Johnson also won at Martinsville in March, his fifth victory in the last six races at NASCARâ€™s smallest track. Last week: Johnson raced to his second straight victory and third in five Chase events, dominating at Loweâ€™s Motor Speedway to open a 90-point lead with five races left. The Loweâ€™s-sponsored driver led every practice session and started from the pole in his sixth career victory at the Charlotte track. Johnson has six wins this season and 46 overall, matching Buck Baker for 13th on the career list. Fast facts: Mark Martin is second in the standings and Jeff Gordon (135 points behind Johnson) is third, all three driving for Hendrick Motorsports. Tony Stewart is fourth, 155 points behind, and his first-year StewartHaas Racing team uses Hendrick engines. ... Gordon leads active drivers with seven Martinsville victories. He swept the 2005 races for his last wins at the track. Next race: AMP Energy 500, Nov. 1, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. On the Net: http://www. nascar.com â€”â€”â€” NATIONWIDE
Kroger On Track for the Cure 250 Site: Memphis, Tenn. Schedule: Friday, practice (ESPN2, 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10:45 a.m.-noon), race, 3 p.m. (ESPN2, 3-6:30 p.m.) Track: Memphis Motorsports Park (oval, 0.75 miles). Race distance: 187.5 miles, 250 laps. Last year: Carl Edwards won the fifth of his seven victories, holding off fellow Sprint Cup driver David Reutimann. Kenny Wallace was third. Last week: Kyle Busch, still dealing with flu that developed into walking pneumonia, raced to his seventh series victory of the year, leading 137 of 200 laps at Loweâ€™s Motor Speedway. He has 28 career Nationwide victories. Fast facts: Busch has a 195point lead over Edwards with four races left. Casey Atwood will stand in for Busch â€” racing at Memphis for the first time since 2004 â€” during practice and qualifying because of conflicts with the Sprint Cup event at Martinsville. ... Sprint Cup driver Matt Kenseth is making his first Memphis start since the inaugural series race at the track in 1999. ... Landon Cassill, the 2008 Nationwide rookie of the year, will drive the No. 1 Miccosukee Resort Chevrolet in his first series appearance of the year. ... Wallace is making his 450th series start. Next race: Oâ€™Reilly Challenge, Nov. 7, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas. On the Net: http://www. nascar.com â€”â€”â€” CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS Kroger 200 Site: Martinsville, Va. Schedule: Friday, practice;
qualifying (Speed, 1-2 p.m.); Saturday, race, 1 p.m. (Speed, 12:30-3:30 p.m.). Track: Martinsville Speedway (oval, 0.526 miles). Last year: Johnny Benson won the last of his five 2008 victories en route to the season title, twice holding off Ron Hornaday Jr. on restarts in the final 20 laps. Last race: Johnny Sauter raced to his first career Trucks victory Sept. 26 in Las Vegas, taking the lead from Matt Crafton with 16 laps left. Fast facts: Hornaday has a 197-point lead over Crafton with five races left. The 51-year-old Hornaday won five straight races this summer and has a series-high six victories. He has 45 career wins and three season titles, both records. ... Mike Skinner is making his 200th series start. The 1995 champion has three victories at Martinsville, matching Dennis Setzer for the lead. Hornaday has three wins this year and is third in the standings, 255 points behind Hornaday. ... Benson lost his ride in June when Red Horse Racing failed to find sponsorship, then was injured a week later in a Supermodified event at his home track in Michigan. Next race: Mountain Dew 250, Oct. 31, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega,
Ala. On the Net: http://www. nascar.com â€”â€”â€” FORMULA ONE Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Site: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Schedule: Nov. 1. Last week: Brawn GPâ€™s Jenson Button wrapped up his first season title with one race to go, finishing fifth in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Brawn is the first team to win the constructorsâ€™ crown in its initial season. Red Bullâ€™s Mark Webber won the race at Interlagos. On the Net: http://www.formula1.com â€”â€”â€” NHRA FULL THROTTLE NHRA Las Vegas Nationals Site: Las Vegas. Schedule: Oct. 29-Nov. 1. Last event: Mike Edwards went wire-to-wire at the NHRA Virginia Nationals on Oct. 11, earning the maximum 150 points to nearly clinch his first Pro Stock title with two races left. Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Brandon Bernstein (Top Fuel) also won. On the Net: http://www.nhra. com â€”â€”â€” OTHER RACES WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Cars, Saturday, Lonestar Speedway, Kilgore, Texas. On the Net: http:// www.worldofoutlaws.com
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