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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 25, No. 298 ■ October 25, 2009 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ $1.25

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5Winners announced Contest winners recognized; cookbooks available Friday Mountain Life, Page B1

Boars, elk and bears Smokies wildlife managers have hands full with the big three

5Heartbreak in T-town Vols lose 12-10 on blocked field goal Sports, Page A8

Nation

Obama declares emergency President declares swine flu a national emergency Page A14

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A bear scrounges in the back of a pickup truck in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The bear population in the park is booming and humans are the greatest risk to the bears, officials say.

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Local bear populations booming By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

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Obituaries Ted Houser, 68 Marvin L. Norrell, 65 Danny Roy Price, 69 Mae Summitt, 92

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Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . A13 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-12 Classifieds . . . . . . . B9-11 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . A14 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A14

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

NATIONAL PARK — It wasn’t too long ago that visitors to the Smokies were pretty lucky to see one of the 300 or 400 black bears roaming the mountains. Now, it’s not uncommon for so-called bear jams, traffic snarls created by folks slowing down or stopping to look at a bear near the road, to back up motorists for hours on Newfound Gap Road. There are an estimated 1,500 to 1,600 of the animals living in the boundaries of the national park alone, not to mention all those that roam the areas around it. Smokies Supervisory Wildlife Biologist Kim DeLozier believes that may be near the extent of what can survive locally. “Bears sort of self-regulate, Boars becoming a nuisance, danger in that they in park. don’t seem to Page A2 overpopulate an area very often,” DeLozier explains. “What you have to look at is the carrying capacity of an area, and that’s not only environmental requirements but the human concerns.” Bear populations here have been growing steadily for the last several decades. Now, the Smokies have one of the densest collections of black bears in North America and, so far, the human concerns haven’t called for a serious reduction in bear numbers. That may be because of the bears’ popularity. “People come to the Smokies to see a bear and this is a great place for them to see them because we have so many,” DeLozier says. Unfortunately, it’s that desire to see and even interact with bears that ultimately and ironically leads to the park officials having to euthanize one or two of the animals each year. “The chances of human encounters are very high,” DeLozier says.

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Forge leaders to consider new light By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

PIGEON FORGE — City leaders will consider there options in a request for a new traffic light on the Parkway when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall. During a recent work session, commissioners heard a petition from the owners of the under-construction Titanic museum attraction and Black Bear Jamboree that a new signal be installed where the busy thoroughfare intersects with Music Road. That secondary street serves a development area that includes two theaters, a restaurant and WonderWorks, and will access Titanic. It was originally designed with two turn lanes onto the Parkway and two from the main road onto it. That setup has led at least Mayor Keith Whaley to suspect the folks who made the intersection intended it to have a traffic light, anyway. Whaley voiced support for the request to put a traffic light in the area, though it appears likely it won’t happen the way the business owners hope. Jon Joslyn, who is building Titanic, suggested to city attorney Jim Gass that the municipality move forward with installing the light, promising the business will reimburse the cost. However, Whaley pointed out the city isn’t allowed to work out such deals. Still, the issue, perhaps in a new form, is on the agenda for the City Commission meeting Monday. Also on the slate for that session is: n A bid for janitorial serSee Light, Page A4

Girl Scouts help make a difference By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer Submitted

A young elk feeds in a meadow in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The elk population is growing after being reintroduced to the park several years ago.

Future looking bright for elk After centuries-long absence, herd thriving

and a loss of habitat that eventually spread across the country and even threatened the very existence of the species. Now, the elk have returned to the Smokies and seem to be thriving. By DEREK HODGES Beyond that, it seems likely they’ll Staff Writer be around for some time, though the official decision hasn’t been made NATIONAL PARK — Given that yet. up until 2001 it had been nearly two “We are going to be considering centuries since elk roamed the Great all the options and we’ll make a recSmoky Mountains, it might be easy ommendation in an environmental to forgive some of the sillier quesassessment we’re working on,” tions Kim DeLozier has gotten about DeLozier, the supervisory wildlife the creatures. biologist in the park and a coordina“People will ask, ‘Are those moose,’ tor of the elk project, says. “We’ll or, ‘Are those reindeer?’” DeLozier take that to the public to get their says with a laugh. “They’re not sure input before we make a final deciwhat to make of them, but they’re sion.” amazed with them.” Among the courses of action that The last of the elk in North will be considered are continuing the Carolina were believed to have dispark’s management of the herd, leavappeared in the late 1700s, while ing the animals to their own devices Tennessee’s last bugling beast was felled a short time later. The aniSee Elk, Page A5 mals suffered from overharvesting

Dreary skies didn’t keep the Girl Scouts, their families and friends or their pets away from the annual Make a Difference Day/Walk For Animals on Saturday at Pigeon Forge City Park. The event, in which participants walk their pets for donations, benefitted the Sevier County Humane Society. “I think the girls had a good time, despite the weather,” said Joanne Overstreet, Smoky Shadows Girl Scouts service unit manager. The Walk For Animals began 16 years ago when the Sevier County Humane Society was in great need of assistance. Seven years ago, it began being held in conjunction with the national event Make a Difference Day, which was created by USA Weekend magazine. Various service See Scouts, Page A4


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Boar-ed nearly to death

Non-native wild pigs threaten local animal species By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

Notes about boars in the park: No population estimate can be formulated Booming number all spring from just a few n 604 have been put down this year n 1,146 – highest number killed in one year (1986) n About 12,000 have been exterminated since 1976 n Damage trails and trees, drive out and eat native species n People releasing domestic pigs in park a big problem. n n

rabbits. They’re prolific.� That has certainly proved true in the Smokies, where the animals have become a real menace. The pigs root in the dirt to find food, meaning they tear up maintained trails and destroy native plants. They eat anything and everything they can find, leaving little for animals that belong in the mountains like deer, elk and bears. The pigs also have a habit of eating other animals, including the rare red-cheeked salamander that biologists are working to protect. As if that isn’t enough, the pigs can carry foreign diseases that can decimate native animal species, spread to domestic pets and even infect humans. They also present a small but real danger to people, with powerful tusks, razorsharp defensive hairs and a strong defense instinct when they feel threatened. Fortunately, there have been few incidents in which people have even felt threatened by a pig in the Smokies. “They’re a real problem; a real challenge,� DeLozier says, shaking his head. “The worst thing is, I think there are more pigs here now than we can control with the resources we’ve got.� Though it is somewhat controversial, the park service operates a program that seeks to

control the pig population, not eliminate it, by exterminating as many of the animals as employees can find each year. Though that control was sporadic in the park’s early days, with maybe a hundred or so killed in a given year in the first four decades, the effort has been more concerted since 1976. Since that time, when park officials stepped up the project, nearly 12,000 of the animals have been exterminated. Even with that extra push, there have been times when, for reasons mostly unknown, the population has exploded out of control. That was happening in the mid-1980s, when park officials asked for and received even more funding for the control effort. In 1986, the first year that extra money was in place, 1,146 boars were killed. In the following years, the number of pigs that had to be killed each year slowly decreased, eventually settling to a rhythm of about 200-400 annually. That was until the last couple years, when the boar population suddenly spiked. “We’ve already killed 604 pigs this year alone,� DeLozier says. “We’re on track to have at least the third-highest number of pigs we’ve ever had.� Some of that boom is

Adult and juvenile boars root around looking for food in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. unexplainable, with populations of all animals regularly rising and falling. However, biologists believe they can pinpoint some of the increase to humans. “We have had reports of people bringing domestic pigs to the park boundary and dumping them off,� DeLozier explains. “There are some indications they want to hunt them. We can tell when the boars are mating with domestic pigs because we start

to see characteristics in them like curly tails, rounder faces and bigger haunches.� For the time being, it looks like DeLozier and the other biologists in the park will continue to fight what might be a losing battle. They’re hoping they might find more money for their efforts in an upcoming budget or that there could be a significant failure in the pigs’ food supply in a coming year, though that could also send more

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bears out into developed areas looking for food. As it is, education and the somewhat limited extermination efforts are all that stand between control and the park’s been overrun by the nonnative boars. “I think pigs are probably always going to be here and I think we’re always going to be after them,� DeLozier says. “You can’t let your guard down.�

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NATIONAL PARK — Great Smoky Mountains Supervisory Wildlife Biologist Kim DeLozier likes to joke he’s dealing with the silver and bronze medal winners for intelligence when it comes to the park’s wildlife management efforts. “In terms of brain size compared with ability, bears are the second-smartest animals just behind primates,� DeLozier explains. “Of course, pigs are No. 3, so we’re dealing with two of the top three smartest here. Sometimes they get a little bit of a leg up on us.� That certainly seems to be the case right now with the snouted third-placers, a species that isn’t native to the Smokies, growing at an alarming rate. That might surprise a majority of visitors to the national park, given that most will never see a wild hog running through the mountains. “A lot of people would come here and not even realize we have pigs in the park,� DeLozier says. “They’re mostly nocturnal and they are wild, so like any wild animal, they’re afraid of people.� DeLozier might not care about the pigs, he might actually not know much about them, if they weren’t such a problem. The local population is a moderate hybrid of a Eurasian wild board that was brought to the United States in the 1800s for sport hunting. Though it’s hard to believe, biologists say the potentially thousands — it’s impossible to get an accurate count — that roam the Smokies now likely started with just a handful that escaped from a pen at a hunting club on Hoopers Bald in North Carolina. Though pigs are best known for their voracious eating habits, it turns out they could borrow a stereotype from another animal. “They theoretically can have two litters in a year and seven or eight piglets each time,� DeLozier says. “They’re like giant


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Volunteers sought as citizen scientists From Submitted Reports Researchers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are inviting people to volunteer as citizen scientists on Saturdayand join Park biologists and educators in developing scientific data in the national park. The scheduled field activity will involve mapping locations of ash trees on the Tennessee side of the park from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will learn how to identify ash and other common trees found in the Smoky Mountains, read a topographic map, and use a GPS (Global Positioning System) unit. The ash trees are at

risk from the invasive, non-native Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that can travel undetected in firewood and nursery stock from quarantined areas of the country into new locations in the park. The data that is collected will help Park staff map the locations of ash trees parkwide to monitor the health of the forest and detect future infestations. The volunteers should be prepared to hike up to five miles on trails and in rough terrain off the main paths. It is recommended that participants wear long pants and comfortable closed-toe shoes or boots for hiking and bring a lunch, water, sunscreen

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(children 12 and under must bring an adult). Contact ranger Susan Simpson at 436-1200.

Senior Events

By JANE FORAKER I had the privilege of taking seniors over the mountain last week and my goodness, the views of the crimson, yellow and orange leaves were fantastic. It’s worth the trip if you haven’t had a chance to take in the beauty of fall this year yet, but be sure to make a pit stop before your adventure. On Monday, we welcome the Golden Cloggers Dance Troupe at 1 p.m. The Golden Cloggers are from Knoxville and range in ages from 62 to 85. On Wednesday, our Simply Sewing Class will be making homemade placemats. Bring a yard of cotton material and enough batting for every two placemats you’d like to make. Instructors are Susan Thacker and Nancy Younce. There is no charge; just bring in your own materials and sewing supplies including a machine if you have one. “The Aging Spine� will be the topic of Thursday’s Lunch and Learn scheduled for noon. Join Dr. Alan Whiton as he discusses options on how to relieve back pain. Lunch is free, but you must register in advance by calling the center or stopping by. Our annual Halloween costume party/dance is planned for Friday at 6 p.m. We will be providing hot dogs and are requesting that you bring a side dish to share. Beverages and gift bags will be provided. Prizes will given out to the best costumes. Cost is $5 per person. A+ D.J. Services will be entertaining so bring song requests. Make sure you check out our new classes. Ballroom dancing, square dancing, computer classes, pottery classes,

and dichroic glass jewelry class are scheduled throughout the week. Also, coming on Nov. 7 is our second annual Pre-Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.. Admission is free and the fair is open to the public. Jewelry, ceramics, floral, wood crafts and much more will be offered from over 50 vendors. Enjoy one stop shopping for all of your holiday needs. Also offered will be delicious food and baked goods. We have invited the Foothills Antique Tractor Club to join us so be on the look out for some really neat tractors. The entire community is invited to attend. For more information, or if you are a crafter and would like more information regarding booth rentals, please call 453-8080 x 107 or e-mail me at jforaker@seviercountytn. org. Be sure to mark your calendars. Senior Center menu for Monday: roast beef with gravy, baked potato, peas, cinnamon roll. Tuesday: chicken salad sandwich, potato soup, cake. Wednesday: beef stew, biscuits, peaches, apple crisp. Thursday

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Rummy, Pinochle, poker and movie party; 2:30 p.m. Dominoes. Thursdays: woodshop opens at 9 a.m.; body sculpting class 10 a.m.; Sit B Fit 11 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge 12:30 p.m.; 12:30 pottery class; 1 p.m. ballroom dance class; Tripoley 1 p.m. Fridays: ceramics 9 a.m.; 10 a.m., 50+ Fitness; 10 a.m. horseshoes; Yoga-Pilates class is offered at 11 a.m. The Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center and Sevier County Office on Aging is located at 1220 W. Main Street in Sevierville. To make reservations for upcoming events or for more information, please contact us by calling (865) 453-8080 x 108. — Jane Foraker is program coordinator at Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center. She may be reached at 453-8080, ext. 108.

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 until proven guilty by a court of law. u Chelsea Regan Baughman, 18, of Knoxville, was charged Oct. 24 with underage consumption of alcohol. She was being held on $500 bond. u Marcus William Cowan, 37, of 321 Ingle Hollow Rd., Sevierville, was charged Oct. 24 with two counts of domestic violence assault. He was being held on $5,000 bond. u Donald Raymond Gillespie, 29, of 2849 Old Newport Hwy., Sevierville, was charged Oct. 23 with violation of probation from general sessions court. He was released on $1,500 bond. u Timothy Wayne Irick, 25, of 1306 Walter Webb Dr. Apt. 507, was charged Oct. 23 with violation of probation from general sessions court. He was being held. u Christopher Henry Jarrett, 22, of 3012 Jess Wilson Rd. Lot 23, Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 23 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Jeffrey Emmerson Landis, 50, of Cosby, was charged Oct. 24 with public intoxication and vandalism. He was being held. u Hector R. Martinez, 37, of 3105 Clintwood Way #53, was charged Oct. 24 with public intoxication. He was being held. u Armando Perez, 23, of 428 Keegan Dr. #15, Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 24 with public intoxication and unlawful possession of weapon. He was being held.

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In Memoriam

Mae Kimbrough Summitt

Mae Kimbrough Summitt, age 92 of Sevierville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2009. Mrs. Summitt was member of First United Methodist Church, Sevierville where she belonged to the Emily Thomas Circle and was a member of the Manthano Club for more than 50 years. She was a former teacher at Madisonville High School and a former private pilot. She was preceded in death by her parents J. Mohler Kimbrough and Mamie Henderson Kimbrough; sister, Elizabeth Kimbrough Marshall; brother, Joe B. Kimbrough Survivors: husband, Ross B. Summitt; sons, R. B. Summitt, II and Joe Jim Summitt; daughters, Mary K. Summitt, JoAnne Summitt Williams and husband Jack Williams; grandchildren, Bond Jones, II, J. Paul Summitt, Tyler Summitt, Kelly K. Jones; sister, Lorene McNabb Kimbrough. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 214 Cedar Street, Sevierville, TN 37862. The family will receive friends 2-5 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Sevierville with funeral service to follow at 5:30 p.m., Rev. Charles C. Harrison, Sr. and Rev. Bobby Ely officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Monday at Shiloh Cemetery for graveside service and internment. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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Ted Houser Ted Houser, 68 of Sevierville, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009.

He was a member of Roaring Fork Baptist Church and was a sales associate and greeter at Wal-Mart for 13 years. Survivors: sons, Scott Houser, Kevin Houser and wife Denise; daughter, Deana Galyon and husband James; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Wesley Houser and wife Virginia, Isham Houser and wife Faye; sister, Martha Brennan and husband Richard; nieces and nephews. Funeral service 5 p.m. Sunday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Kim McCroskey officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Monday in Laurel Grove Cemetery for graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

Marvin L. Norrell Marvin L. Norrell, 65 of Sevierville, died Thursday Oct. 22, 2009, at his home. He was a U.S. Marine and served in Vietnam. He was retired from the railroad. Survivors: sons, Dallas, Shane and Alan Norrell; daughters, Corena Hightower, Kim (David) Greenleaf, Redonna (Stephen) Morse; step-daughter, Amanda (John) Ramsey; brothers, DeWayne and Troy Norrell; sisters, Carolyn King and Tammy Rodden; 18 grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Memorial graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Whitted Family Cemetery. Rev. Ben Whitted will officiate. Rawlings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

From Submitted Reports KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee’s priority application deadline — which incoming freshmen for the 20102011 academic year must meet to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor’s Honors Program — is Nov. 1. The regular admissions deadline is Dec. 1. “This is the second year for the main deadline to be Dec. 1, which

is earlier than it was in the past. We’re hoping high school seniors, and parents, have it marked on their calendars so there’s no lastminute crunch,” said Vern Granger, director of undergraduate admissions and assistant dean of enrollment services. A myth has existed that students with less than a 26 ACT should not apply to UT, but for 2009, 57 percent of applicants who had less than a 25 ACT or who had less than a 3.4

core GPA were offered admission, Granger said. All students who meet the Dec. 1 deadline will be notified of their admission status no later than March 15. Two other important deadlines to remember: n March 1 is the filing deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). n May 1 is the deadline for admitted students to confirm their attendance by paying a nonrefundable deposit of $150.

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groups and individuals across the country participate each year in what the magazine calls “a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors.” Attendees of the Pigeon Forge event also brought supplies for the Sevier County Animal Shelter. Around 130 people participated, which Overstreet said is half of what attendance usually is — but no one was complaining. “Considering the blustery day, we are tickled with the supplies we got,” said Jayne Vaughn, Sevier County Humane Society director. “This is the longest-standing program to benefit the Humane Society. A lot

From Submitted Reports SEVIERVILLE — The Silver Ring Thing (SRT) is a high-tech performance that educates young people about remaining abstinent until marriage and the dangers of promiscuous behavior. On Nov. 1 SRT will be coming to Sevierville for an event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Pathways Church, located on Wagner Drive across from Sevier County High School. With comedy, drama, videos, special effects and speakers, it is hoped teenagers will be motivated to choose abstinence. More than 100,000 teens and young adults have joined the movement and are wearing silver rings to show their commitment, the organization says. Through messages of forgiveness and new beginnings, the program also reaches out to teens who have already become sexually active. The Silver Ring Thing’s mission is to motivate, educate, support and transform people to embrace a lifestyle of sexual abstinence. For more information contact J.C. Andrews at (412) 424-2419 and visit www.silverringthing.com.

Students are encouraged to apply online at www.apply.utk.edu. This year, for the first time, Undergraduate Admissions is taking its message on the road with “Volunteer Visits.” All are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The schedule for area visits: n Nov. 3: Bearden High School, Knoxville n Nov. 9: UT Visitors Center, Knoxville n Nov. 12: Sullivan South High School, Kingsport-Tri-Cities area

of toil has been put in.” The Comedy Barn’s Miss Ellie, winner of “The World’s Ugliest Dog” — and also in the running for the Cutest Dog Competition — made a special appearance on Saturday, which included a doggie costume contest as well. Businesses who made contributions to the event included Cabot Cheese, CocaCola, Nutro Products, 3 Blonds Advertising and Dunn’s Market. Sevier County was awarded an honorable mention for its Make a Difference Day in 2007. Last year, 3 million people across the United States participated in Make a Difference Day. For more information, visit www.usaweekend. com/diffday. n ebrown@themountainpress.com

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vices and paper supplies for the Building Maintenance Department n Purchase of a computer and software to operate the HVAC system in the Community Center and library n Review of the city’s Enhancement Grants for the greenway, and Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant for the City Park renovations n Acceptance of a State Operating Assistance Grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the Trolley Department n Purchase of a new pump for the Ridge Road lift station from Water and Waste Equipment n An agreement with Time Scape Consulting for a national register eligibility survey and a report for the Dollywood interchange project n An agreement with S&ME for a natural resources permitting for the trolley station project n An agreement with S&ME for geotechnical services for the trolley station project n An agreement with SSR for an archaeological survey at a possible location for the new wastewa-

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Danny Roy Price, 69, of Rogersville died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital. Mr. Price was currently the Field Representative for Congressman Roe and was serving on the Hawkins County Industrial Board and the Holston Electric Board. He had been the campaign manager for Mike Harrison. He was named Statesman of the year in 2007 by the Tennessee House of Representatives. He served in the United States Army. Survivors: wife, Carol Livesay Price; children, Jennifer Miller and husband, Jim of Knoxville and Brent Price and wife, Crystal of Rogersville; one granddaughter; brothers, Admiral Price and wife, Ova of Surgoinsville and Keith Price of Rogersville; sister, Judy Price of Rogersville; sister-in-law, Patsy Price of Rogersville; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Hope Community Church. Funeral services follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Rip Noble officiating. Hawkins County Color Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard will conduct military graveside honors 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hawkins County Humane Society and Hope Community Church. Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is serving the Price family.

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Bears

nic area at night, a place where they can smell food 3From Page A1 but they know there won’t be people around, to look “Our job and our challenge for scraps. If they find them, they’ll get a little more daris to keep bears wild. It’s a ing and come around durbig challenge. People want ing the daytime when they to feed the bears and they know there will be food want to get their pictures there. Eventually, they’re at any cost. We’re being having encounters with peoproactive about keeping ple and we’re getting calls.” bears wild, but if we’re not That’s when the park’s around, people will invariably feed bears. Not a large wildlife staff gets down to the business of putting the percentage of them do, but fear of humans back into it only takes a few to really the animal. They do that mess things up for us.” Unfortunately, it seems a through a number of techniques, including using nonbear that’s close enough to lethal projectiles to deter the feed has likely already lost bears, and trapping bears some of its fear of people, both to relocate in other a natural timidity taught parts of the park and simply to cubs by their mothers. DeLozier explains that bears to release immediately. “Believe it or not, that go through a process much does seem to be enough to like a child testing his or her limits when it comes to scare a bear out of an area, just that negative experibecoming accustomed to ence of being captured and people. overpowered by a human,” “They start out with DeLozier says. “We actusomething a little less dangerous just like a kid trying ally think that might be part of why we don’t have something their mother so much predation of elk warned them about,” he calves by bears, because we says. “They’ll go into a pic-

Fast facts on Smokies bears: Estimated 1,500-1,600 in park Density is about two per square mile n Population has grown five times in about 60 years n Eat plants, nuts, berries, insects and meat n Range of these black bears is from Mexico to Canada and 41 states between n Humans are biggest threat. n n

captured some of the bears and released them out of that area.” The efforts seem to be working, though they won’t if the rangers slow their efforts. In the last few years, calls about nuisance bears in local cities have decreased, DeLozier says. Still, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of unfortunate instances involving bears that have apparently lost their fear of people. In just the last few weeks alone The Mountain Press has been contacted several times by folks who have seen a bear in their yard, digging in their trash, appearing to threaten people or getting killed because of interactions

with humans. That may be because the bears are looking for food as the cold months come on, though DeLozier concedes many of the human-friendly bears don’t hibernate in the Smokies because they have a year-round food supply. Anytime a bear comes into a developed area, it’s because it’s been fed by humans or is starving, something that isn’t happening this year with an abundance of bear food available, DeLozier says. “Wild bears will not go into Gatlinburg,” he says. “If a bear is in a developed area, it’s because it’s been fed or it can’t find food.” Gatlinburg resident Martha Ward is among

ed,” DeLozier says. “You know, to a hunter the aniInteresting tidbits about the elk: 3From Page A1 mal has value because he’s n There are 110 living in the park going to shoot it, take it n Elk haven’t roamed the Smokies since at least the home and throw the meat or suspending the program 1800s in the freezer. In the park, and taking the elk back to n 25 elk brought here in 2001, 27 in 2002 that animal is worth much Land Between the Lakes more because you have n 16 of 19 calves survived this year, the most for this and Elk Island national people coming here to see herd parks, where they came it and they get the experin Elk can grow to 700 pounds and 10-feet long from in 2001 and 2002, ence of seeing an animal respectively. Fortunately, n Eat mainly grasses, nuts, bark, leaves, and buds return that had died out in it seems that latter option n Most visible in grassy areas on N.C. side of park this area. They’re spendisn’t much of an option at n Mate in fall, birth in early summer. ing money in the park and all. outside the park, so it has “It’s not a very serious great value.” surviving calves in the proreintroduction, there were one, anyway,” DeLozier Of course, DeLozier’s gram’s eight years, with 16 virtually no female calves says. “People absolutely bringing up hunters born, a real problem when out of 19 babies making it love to see the elk. There’s through the summer. That isn’t entirely random. mating season came. Of just not many places they course, even those all-male provided some good news This year represents can go to see them. I can’t the first in more than a for coordinators of the younglings were the lucky say for certain yet, but I century that Tennessee effort, who late last year would say it’s highly unlike- ones, with a high mortality rate for newborn calves wrapped up their research has allowed an elk huntly we would recommend efforts with plenty of ques- ing season. While the thanks to bears and coyremoval.” park’s elk are protected, it otes. Park officials decided tions about the predation Beyond their popularmight not be long before ity — traffic back-ups have to take action on the larger concern still hanging the herd in the Smokies around. of those predators, tranbecome as common in grows to a point where That good news is clearings around Cherokee quilizing them and moving it’s fanning out more onto welcome, too, because it them other parts of the and in the Cataloochee land outside the park’s helps justify the program, park during the birthing Valley as bear jams are on boundaries and the aniDeLozier says. Newfound Gap Road — the season. mals find themselves in “There were a lot of “During that summer animals have succeeded to the crosshairs. people who questioned some extent beyond expec- we moved bears 49 times, As coordinators of the this because of what a some of those were repeat tations. major undertaking it was,” reintroduction look to the offenders,” DeLozier says. “I remember back to he says. “We spent $1 “It seems to have worked, when we started the probut we’re not sure why. We million on the experimengram and it’s interesting tal phase of this reintrothink the elk cows have how many naysayers we duction and a lot of labor learned better how to prohad then,” DeLozier says. was put into it.” tect their offspring from “Once the people saw the Now, seeing the elk suranimals, they gravitated to predators. We’re not sure, but we also think that nega- viving and the park’s visithem.” Even as a pair of research tive experience of the bears tors thrilled to welcome them back, organizers being handled by humans efforts on the herd — one was enough to teach them. believe all that work has lasting five years and been worth it. They’ve pretty well stayed another documenting the “We weren’t sure, away from the elk now.” following three — began, either, where this thing Indeed, this year has things didn’t look good. In would go when we startseen the largest group of the first few years of the

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those who has spotted one of those nuisance bears this year. She says several bears have been plaguing her neighborhood this year. “I had to run off three bears to keep them from attacking an elderly neighbor yesterday at 2 p.m.,” Ward wrote in a message to The Mountain Press last week. “They seem to be in every part of the county, including downtown Gatlinburg where I live. People who have never had bear problems are talking about various run-ins with hungry, often aggressive bears. It may seem quaint and charming to tourists, but I fear someone will get seriously hurt.” That sort of incident not only is bad news for the person and the bear involved, it also creates bad publicity that can hurt the local economy, Ward says. Jane Morris, who also lives in Gatlinburg, reports similar instances of bears making their way into residential areas this year. “A bear was found

dead by our street here in Gatlinburg yesterday,” Morris wrote to The Mountain Press. “It was directly across from (the Dorchester Apartments trash receptacle) that is rusted out and the tenants at the apartments are notorious for just putting their trash beside it instead of inside it. It was sad and tragic to see the 3-year-old bear dead.” Morris saw now blood around the animal and wonders if it might have been poisoned by something it ate out of the waste bin. More than harm to humans, which is a pretty rare result of a bear encounter with people, such encounters are bad for the animal, DeLozier says. “The bears are the ones that are going to suffer because, if they’re just coming into people areas, we’re going to have to do something to scare them away, but if they’re being a nuisance, we may have to put them down,” he says.

future, they can see it will likely be interactions with humans that cause the most problems for the elk. “The people are welcoming to them now, but we’ll have to see if we get

to a point where we’re seeing elk like we see deer and they’re becoming a nuisance,” DeLozier cautions. “Hopefully we won’t get to that point, but we don’t know at this point.”


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SEVIERVILLE

Relay pageant to be meeting topic

The Mountain Press Relay For Life team will hold an informational meeting from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the newspaper office, 119 Riverbend Drive, regarding the Nov. 21 Holiday of Hope Pageant. Persons may pick up or drop off registration forms and donations and get information about the pageant. For more information call 428-0748, ext. 215. n

Pastor Appreciation Day at First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road, will be today. An old-fashioned worship service is planned in honor of Pastor Owen Wetzel and his wife, Pat. Special music will be presented. Barrett Smith will preach. A potluck meal will follow. PIGEON FORGE

Craft festival now under way

The 33rd annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Festival runs through Oct. 31 and is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Patriot Park. Admission is by donation. Arts and craft items inside include woodworking, home decorations, Native American items and more. This is the biggest fundraiser for the Rotary Club, generating revenue through booth rental, concessions and donations.

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MEMPHIS

Assault rifle found at high school

MEMPHIS,(AP) — A Memphis man was arrested and charged with providing an AK-47 assault rifle to juveniles after police responded to shots fired near a high school. The Commercial Appeal reports that 18-year-old Jheramy W. Justice faces two felony charges for carrying a weapon on school property and for reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. He faces a misdemeanor charge for providing a weapon to a juvenile.

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LOUISIANA

Orphaned bear cub rescued

MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — Wildlife agents have trapped a black bear cub whose mother and brother were struck and killed by a vehicle earlier this month. The cub will be taken to the Appalachian Bear Rescue center in Tennessee for rehabilitation. In the spring, wildlife agents plan to release the bear back into the wild in Louisiana.

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Westinghouse expanding CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Westinghouse says it will construct a new $3.6 million office building to house 165 office workers and handle future growth in its nuclear services training business. In August, Westinghouse opened its $21 million boiling water reactor training center and welding institute at the site. The 65,000-square-foot facility is aimed at training employees and customers on the safe maintenance and refueling of reactors in nuclear power plants. The new office building is next to

that and will allow Westinghouse to move office employes now working out of temporary quarters, company spokeswoman Kathy Szlis told the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Friday. Westinghouse, owned by Toshiba Group, has about 130 people in the city and plans to add up to 50 more, Szlis said. J.Ed. Marston, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of marketing, said he sees the Westinghouse effort as a huge endorsement of the bid to reinvigorate the city’s position as a hub for the power generation

industry. “Westinghouse is a major player,” said Marston. “It’s a fantastic asset in preparing our work force, and it’s potentially a point of attraction for other power generation-oriented businesses.” When Westinghouse announced its first Chattanooga expansion in March 2008, it had about 75 workers. Nick Liparulo, Westinghouse’s senior vice president of nuclear services, said recently it has orders for 10 nuclear power units. Six are in the United States and four in China, he said.

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This day in history

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Today is Sunday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2009. There are 67 days left in the year.

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Last year locally

Gatlinburg-Pittman High School students and faculty members adopted the Sevier County Humane Society Animal Shelter as a year-long project. Students and faculty collected cleaning supplies, food and other items for the shelter.

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On Oct. 25, 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown went on trial in Charles Town, Va., for his failed raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. (Brown was convicted of treason against Virginia, murder and conspiracy, and was hanged.)

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Ten years ago

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Golfer Payne Stewart and five others were killed when their Learjet flew uncontrolled for four hours before crashing in South Dakota; Stewart was 42.

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Five years ago

quote roundup “All I’m saying is we were not asleep; we were not having a fight; there was nothing serious going on in the cockpit that would threaten the people in the back at all. ... It was not a serious event, from a safety issue. I can’t go into it, but it was innocuous.” — First officer Richard Cole, one of the pilots of a Northwest Airlines jet that missed its intended destination of Minneapolis by 150 miles.

“He was just a magnificent man. Everybody loved him.” — Jeannette Miller, cousin of the Rev. Ed Hinds, who was slain in the rectory of his New Jersey church.

“It is particularly Draconian, abusive, intimidating. Those are totally intimidating, totally personal questions, and it’s nobody’s business.” — Former Democratic state Rep. Wanda Jo Stapleton, a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging Oklahoma’s reporting requirements for abortion.

NORTH CAROLiNA

No one on ballot for mayor, council

SPENCER MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Who’s on the ballot in a tiny North Carolina mill village? This year, no one. The Charlotte Observer reports that no one has filed to run for mayor or any of the three town council seats in Spencer Mountain in Gaston County. The incumbents say the filing deadline just sneaked up on them, but they have a solution: They’ll just show up at the polls and write in each other’s names.

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced that Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist had thyroid cancer.

Thought for today

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Bill Cosby

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Cosby still thinks America is funny — like the name-calling over health care and the way we drink so much w a t e r from plastic bottles that could be toxic Cosby — even though he says the nation has some serious problems it needs to tackle. The 72-year-old who has long drawn laughs for his wisecracks and deadpan observations will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Monday at the Kennedy Center in Washington.


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Editorial

Get us our shots

Democracy poorly served by cable news I like and admire Barack Obama. He has that special gift of communicating, of somehow connecting with his audience. It was the same skill Ronald Reagan possessed. That doesn’t mean Obama will be a great president, but it does mean he can convey his ideas and thoughts to Americans in ways others who may be more talented and intuitive cannot. Unlike some Americans, I want the president to succeed. I want this country to get better, to rise from the recession, to lift the morale of the people. I don’t know if he’ll be able to pull that off. I’m not sure anyone can any more. We used to admire our presidents, whether we voted for them or not. Elected officials were people to aspire to be like, because public service was deemed a part of being an American citizen. But as a number of our public officials began to deceive us, to serve not our interests but special interests or their own interests, the wheels came off of democracy. Politics is a sport these days and it takes no prisoners. The goal is not to govern, but to win, and if someone is in the way of that win, they are vilified, second-guessed, scorned, derided and ridiculed. Hell, we even make up stories about them. Usually we elect good people to be president. They may not always be effective, and they certainly are flawed like the rest of us, but basically they are good people who want to do good. You may disagree with their means to the end, but to the victor belong the spoils. The problem always seem to be the people a president surrounds himself with. Those people’s flaws, their motives, their roles to play are not always the same as the guy they serve. That was the case with Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and certainly George W. Bush. The in-fighting and power struggles that go on inside an administration can only be imagined. These people want power, not service to the country. Democracy is under siege. Democrats and Republicans no longer disagree agreeably. Compromise is a distant memory. Our system of governing has taken an ugly turn, and I look to the rise of cable news, talk radio and the Internet as the prime culprits. George W. Bush left office with the lowest approval ratings of almost any president in history. He got us into a war with no strategy or plan for what would happen after we won. He gave the appearance of being disengaged. His eight years were not successful. But he was and is a good and decent man. On a nightly basis the liberals at MSNBC bashed and battered him. He could do nothing right. His advisers and associates were corrupt and stupid. Each night the commentators at MSNBC used Bush and his administration as a punching bag. Today Obama faces the same sort of assault from Fox News Channel. Those who spend their days and nights watching only that station must think we have a left-wing lunatic as president, surrounded by communists, gays, Maoists and people out to destroy this nation. The Fox commentators oppose everything — everything — this president tries to do, even if his ideas are sound and the proposals are good. Bill O’Reilly touts Fox News’ high ratings and MSNBC’s low ratings as proof his network is on to something, as if the number of people who are watching is proof of accuracy or relevance. The president is wrong to attack his critics and boycott Fox News. You don’t duck your enemies, you take them on and appear on their shows. I hope the president will reconsider this one. In a match between Glenn Beck and Barack Obama, Beck won’t stand a chance. I also hope Americans will come to realize that the country is not well served by a steady barrage of personal attacks and bashing, whether by the left on MSNBC or the right on Fox News. Healthy debate is essential to our nation. What we are getting now is neither healthy nor debate. It’s making millionaires of Hannity, Beck and O’Reilly, but it’s not making us a better country. It keeps us divided not over ideology, but over who’s in office and who’s not, and who can make money over it. — Stan Voit is editor of The Mountain Press. His column appears each Sunday. He can be reached at 428-0748, ext. 217, or e-mail to svoit@themountainpress.com.

Shortage of swine flu vaccine just makes people more anxious about the illness Make no mistake about it: The H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, is a serious, potentially deadly strain of the disease. To dismiss its impact as hyperbole or exaggeration is to do so at your own peril. That may sound like doomsday talk, but there is almost universal belief that this is something to be taken very seriously. A government survey announced last week found that 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month, and most of those cases likely were swine flu. The information comes from a household survey of more than 10,000 adults done in the first 11 days of October. Overall, the survey found that 7 percent of the surveyed adults said they’d had a flu-like illness in the past week. Yet for all the nervousness, all the dire predictions, we can’t seem to get enough of the vaccine. The Sevier County Health Department had a fourhour flu shot clinic on Thursday and promised it would hold more clinics as soon as it gets additional vaccine. The federal government promised 120 million doses of swine flu vaccine by now. Only 13 million have come through. Production is running several

weeks behind schedule, and health officials blame pressure on drug companies to produce swine flu vaccine along with the ordinary flu vaccine, and a process that relies on millions of chicken eggs. Factories that put the vaccine into syringes are backed up. The government ran into a delay in developing the tests required to assess each batch. It’s a major snafu that only heightens people’s anxiety. On the one hand we’re told how serious this strain is, and yet the drug that could prevent it is stuck in the pipeline. People distrust their government enough as it is without creating both panic and delay at the same time. The longer it takes for the vaccine to reach the consumer, the more anxious people will become. If it is as bad as everyone says, they reason, why don’t we have the vaccine to stop it? Since April, swine flu has killed more than 800 people in the U.S., including 86 children, 39 of them in the past month and a half, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than half of all hospitalizations since the beginning of September were people 24 and under.

Many states have had to postpone mass vaccinations. Clinics around the country that managed to obtain doses of the vaccine have been swamped. And doctors are getting bombarded with calls. Chaos reigns where order is needed. Federal officials urge patience, saying there should be enough of both vaccines for everyone who wants them. But when? The longer we go without it, the more dangerous the virus becomes and the likelihood if it spreading increased. It’s a race against time, and the virus is winning so far. This strain of flu is especially hard on the young, the statistics show. Usually it’s older Americans who get the brunt of a flu outbreak. Swine flu is a killer. For now, all we can do is trust in the system and hope the vaccine gets to us before it’s too late to do any good. We’ve been assured it will, but we also were assured we’d have it by now. Every year there is a particular toy or electronic device that is so popular at Christmas that parents can’t seem to find it in the stores. Maybe this year it’s not a toy, but a life-saving vaccination that we may have difficulty locating.

Political view

One-way traffic on parkway through Sevierville best route

Editor: I live on the west side of Sevierville. Many times I have been forced to wait for several changes of the traffic light where Chapman Highway crosses Forks of the River Parkway. The northbound traffic has to squeeze into a single lane and routinely blocks this intersection. This one lane of northbound traffic again causes needless congestion when it gets to the intersection just north of the river. The tourists persist in traveling north at the same turn they have used for years in the south end of town and ignore the many signs pointing them into the three northbound lanes leading to Interstate 40. This makes shopping in Sevierville an annoying task, and I am sure it costs business for Sevierville merchants. The southbound Parkway through Sevierville should be one way. The north-

Public forum bound Parkway through town should be one way. This would solve the problem for the tourist traffic and would bring hometown people back to the local businesses to shop. All this would take would be a few gallons of white paint to remark the lanes and a few minor physical changes to the intersection at the south end of Sevierville. Loy W. Jones Sevierville

City shouldn’t use tax dollars to build road into development

Editor: Why should dollars, apparently designated toward extension of Veterans Boulevard, be spent for the sake of completing a private developer’s project? Dumplin Creek, when completed, will make its money back and big ongoing profits for the developer/owner. If the Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen changes polices and

gives the developer money to aid completion of his personal project, they open a new can a worms for other developers with rich dreams who are not wanting to use their personal money to see them through. “Gives” is the key word. We’d be handing over $8.5 million to do a road, paid back not with the developer’s own profits but with taxes his development would already be obligated to pay back. Best case: BOMA loans the money to hasten project completion and tax revenue collection. In the end, the road is done and project development is hastened along, the city gets its taxes, the developer pays back the $8.5 million from lease income, and the developer starts getting a share of profits that will increase as the debt is repaid. Better than paying taxes on a large volume of empty commercial property — that is, if taxes were not relinquished to entice development of the Dumplin Creek project. Charles Rhodes Seymour

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TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS FOOTBALL

UT Heartbreaker in Tuscaloosa Blocked field goals end Vols’ upset bid By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s Mount Cody proved too big for Tennessee to kick over. Terrence Cody, the Crimson Tide’s 350-pound nose guard, blocked a 44-yard field-goal attempt on the final play and No. 1 Alabama escaped with a 12-10 victory over the rival Volunteers on Saturday. Cody broke through the line on the last play and practically ran into Daniel Lincoln’s low kick. Relieved Alabama fans chanted “Cody” as the All-American ambled toward the locker room. It was Cody’s second blocked field goal of the fourth quarter. Leigh Tiffin booted four field goals — including a 50-yarder and a 49-yarder — to provide all Alabama’s offense and the Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) survived Mark Ingram’s first college fumble and some problems for the nation’s top defense. Tennessee (3-4, 1-3) kept alive its hopes for coach Lane Kiffin’s first huge victory with Eric Berry’s fumble recovery and Jonathan Crompton’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Jones with 1:19 left. Then Tennessee’s Denarius Moore recovered the onside kick at the Vols’ 41 with no time outs remaining. Crompton hit Jones on a 14-yarder before Tennessee was pushed back by a false

start. On second down, the much-maligned Crompton hit Luke Stocker for a 23-yard gain to get the Vols into position for the potential game-winning kick. But Cody and the Tide made a big push, and Alabama still controls its destiny in the national title race. Tiffin’s 49-yarder with 6:31 left had barely cleared the uprights for the 12-3 lead and, it turns out, the decisive points. That came after Cody batted Lincoln’s 43-yard field goal attempt with his left hand. Tennessee would get new life when Ingram lost the first fumble of his career, giving the Vols the ball back at the Bama 43. All-American safety Eric Berry jarred the ball loose as Ingram was going down, and then recovered it. Crompton overcame a sack on the first play and completed 4-of-4 passes for 42 yards and the TD to make it 12-10. Alabama had nearly made it three games in a row without allowing a touchdown. It was the second straight fourth-quarter scare for Alabama, which also needed a late score to ensure a 20-6 win over South Carolina. The Volunteers now have tested two No. 1 teams. They lost 23-13 to then-No. 1 Florida earlier and Kiffin’s team came even closer this time.

Mark Almond/AP, Birmingham News

Alabama defensive lineman Terrence Cody (62), left, blocks a field goal by Tennessee kicker Daniel Lincoln (26) in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter to clinch the Crimson Tide’s 12-10 victory over the Vols at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday.

See HEARTBREAK, Page A10

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Pi Beta Phi, Seymour win county middle volley championships

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Pi Beta Phi won the county small schools tournament championship in volleyball after recording a 12-0 record in their league this season.

The Seymour Lady Eagles and Pi Beta Phi Mountaineers can call themselves county champions after this month’s Sevier County Middle School volleyball tournaments. The Lady Eagles captured their third-straight title in the large schools division, while Pi Beta Phi completed a weep of the small school division season and tournament to claim their championship. Seymour Middle took

a 26-25, 25-19 win over Sevierville Middle in the final game to become 2009 champs. The Lady Eagles scored an earlier tournament win over Boyds Creek 25-11, 25-22, after a bye in the first round thanks to earning a 1-seed due to their regular season play. Sevierville had advanced to the finals after downing Pigeon Forge Middle 25-9, 25-23. See VOLLEYBALL, Page A9

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Titans hope bye week helps them remove losing ways By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE (AP) — Easing the pain of the worst NFL loss since 1976 usually involves playing again as quickly as possible. Thanks to the schedule, that’s not an option for the woeful Tennessee Titans. Instead, they are stewing at their bye week, mired with an 0-6 record. Resting won’t be easy for a team that can’t quite pinpoint why it’s all gone wrong after posting an NFL-best 13-3 mark just a year ago. The Titans deny talk they’ve quit or have tuned out coach Jeff

Fisher, whose job security rests on how they rebound in the final 10 games. Their biggest enemy so far? Themselves. “We dug this hole ourselves, so we want to dig ourselves out,” tight end Bo Scaife said. It’s been a stunning turnaround for a team that was the last to lose a game in 2008 and now threatens to be the last to win this season. The AFC’s No. 1 seed in 2008 can’t even think playoffs now with all six losses inside the conference. The goal is simply win one game after eight straight losses dating back to Dec. 21. That’s why

“(The bye week) couldn’t come at a better time. We all get our minds right, come back and hopefully it’ll all work out.” Titans running back LenDale White

they spent the bye week regrouping and worked on football basics: catching, running, blocking and tackling. Fisher also sees a mental break as crucial. “It couldn’t come at a better time,” running back LenDale White said. “We all get our minds right, come back and hopefully it’ll all work out.”

Kerry Collins has worries of his own with fans eager to see if backup Vince Young can provide a spark, but Fisher keeps insisting the veteran isn’t the problem. Collins, whose eight interceptions are one more than he had all of 2008, agrees this bye is well-timed. “It’s going to give us a chance to kind of step back

and gain some perspective on what’s going on and what we need to do to right it,” he said. Theories on the dramatic reversal abound. Ego with 20 starters back, expecting a repeat performance. Balls that bounced Tennessee’s way a year ago when it intercepted 20 passes have gone the other way. The Titans’ 18 giveaways lead the NFL. Young players such as safety Michael Griffin are struggling in what was expected to be a breakout season. Roster decisions haven’t helped either. They kept nine rookies, and two had to start

last week’s 59-0 rout in New England with cornerbacks Cortland Finnegan (right hamstring) and Nick Harper (broken right arm) out. Fisher had veterans to turn to a year ago, but couldn’t keep Eric King or Chris Carr, who left for more money and opportunities elsewhere. “We felt through drafting and planning for the future we could bring some young players along,” Fisher said. “We didn’t anticipate having to play them as early as we did, but that’s the National Football League.” All have contributed to the defense ranking last in See TITANS, Page A10


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PREP FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tennessee Prep Football Scores

Jackson Northside 0, Dyersburg 23 Adamsville 46, West Carroll 13 Anderson County 35, Knoxville Hardin Valley 14 Austin-East 34, Pigeon Forge 6 Bartlett 24, Bolton 17 Beech 21, Hendersonville 9 BGA 23, Pope John Paul II 20 Blackman 35, Brentwood 27 Boyd Buchanan 21, Marion County 7 Brainerd 42, Hixson 14 Brentwood Academy 26, MBA 7 Briarcrest 42, St. Benedict 0 CAK 14, Elizabethton 13 Cascade 47, Moore County 15 Chester County 45, Bolivar Cobey Hitchcock/The Mountain Press Central 10 Claiborne County 44, South G-P junior RB Dillon Reagan, left, pounds out some tough clock-eating Greene 37, OT yards late in the fourth quarter Friday night at Knoxville Carter. Clarksville NW 43, West Creek 14 Clinton 16, Oak Ridge 14 Collierville 30, Houston 14 Collinwood 35, Cornersville 6 Columbia 34, Centennial 17 Columbia Academy 37, Loretto 14 Cordova 35, Raleigh Egypt 0 Craigmont 7, Millington 0 â&#x20AC;&#x153;This just happens to be the second half. By COBEY HITCHCOCK Creek Wood 42, Camden 35 a team that enjoys playing Carter turned the ball over Crockett County 42, Ripley 13 Sports Writer defense more than they do to G-P with a fumble on the Cumberland Gap 48, Cosby 25 David Lipscomb 13, PearlKNOXVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Neither offense. There is a little bet- opening play from scrim- Cohn 7 offenses shined Friday night ter leadership on defense, mage in the third quarter, Davidson Academy 20, at Knoxville Carter, but with and that just shows up on giving the Highlanders a Knoxville Webb 18 short field with the ball on DCA 27, Franklin Road the way the Gatlinburg- game day.â&#x20AC;? Academy 6 Although the Highlander the Carter 9. Pittman Highlanders G-P managed to punch in Eagleville 24, Huntland 12 defense played, the Blue and offense left 14 uncapitalized East Ridge 10, Chattanooga Goldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lone touchdown was points on the field in the the game-winner three plays Central 0 all that was needed for them first half at Carter, and the later. East Robertson 40, On seven second-half pos- Westmoreland 13 to get back on the winning score remained 0-0 at intertrack after last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14-7 mission, the Green Hornet sessions, the Carter offense ECS 49, Fayette Academy 30 heartbreaker against Austin- offense never threatened managed a fumble, four Ensworth 29, Baylor 15 to capitalize on missed G-P punts and an interception. Ezell-Harding 48, St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East. The seventh and final Hornet 8 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our defense has been opportunities. 23, Lewis County 21 The Hornets had six firstpossession ended with a G-P Fairview real solid all year,â&#x20AC;? said 38thFarragut 42, Lenoir City 7 year G-P head football coach half possessions and were senior Paul Howard sack as Father Ryan 17, McCallie 12 Forrest 51, Community 6 Benny Hammonds, follow- forced to punt on five of time expired. For the game, G-P lim- Franklin County 21, Coffee ing his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7-0 win Friday them. Their final posses0 night at Carter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach Neal sion came after G-P missed ited Carter to just 41 rush- County Friendship Christian 60, Red Estes does a fabulous job a 27-yard field goal with 0.8 ing yards on 33 totes (a Boiling Springs 0 seconds until intermission. 1.24-yard average), 22 aerial preparing that group, and Gallatin 38, Lebanon 7 they really know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carter took a knee to get to yards on 3-of-10 passing and Gatlinburg-Pittman 7, a mere four first downs. Knoxville Carter 0 going on before the ball is the half. Germantown 23, Ridgeway Things never got any betsnapped. ter for the Green Hornets in chitchcock@themountainpress.com 22 Gibbs 41, Union County 13 Giles County 42, East Hickman 0 Pi Beta Phi parlayed their semifinal win over Catons Gleason 21, Scotts Hill 0 first round bye into an easy Chapel 25-15, 25-21. Goodpasture 14, Sycamore 7 3From Page A8 In the finals Pi Beta Grace Christian 13, Johnson win over Wearwood 25-10, 25-10 in the tournamentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showed their mettle, win- County 12 ning over the Pioneers Greeneville 63, Grainger 16 second round. Grundy County 51, Grace The top seed was also In the title game they 25-14, 25-11. Baptist 7 victorious in the small met up with a Jones Cove Halls 7, Greenfield 6 schools tournament, as team that had scored a From submitted reports Hampton 30, Happy Valley 20

G-P football back on track It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pretty, but Highlanders rebounded from loss

VOLLEYBALL

Harpeth 49, Montgomery Central 7 Harriman 28, Coalfield 20 Henry County 34, Dickson County 14 Heritage 21, Knoxville Catholic 7 Hunters Lane 35, Glencliff 8 Independence 38, LaVergne 22 Jackson Central-Merry 31, McNairy Central 8 Jackson Christian 38, Harding Academy 14 Jackson County 47, Pickett County 6 Jackson South Side 14, Fayette Ware 0 Jefferson County 21, Morristown East 14 Jellico 46, Oakdale 28 Jo Byrns 41, Clarksville Academy 0 Kingsport Dobyns Bennett 24, Science Hill 10 Kingston 28, Cumberland County 14 Kirby 34, Memphis Overton 0 Knoxville Halls 28, Campbell County 13 Lawrence County 28, Hardin County 0 Liberty Magnet 46, Lexington 21 Lincoln County 38, Warren County 19 Livingston Academy 31, Macon County 13 Lookout Valley 42, Copper Basin 12 Loudon 41, Sequoyah 0 Maplewood 41, Stratford 0 Maryville 30, William Blount 0 McEwen 26, Nashville Central Christian 8 McGavock 16, Antioch 7 Melrose 28, Memphis Central 14 Midway 14, Hancock County 6 Milan 40, Covington 7 Mitchell 40, Kingsbury 21 Morristown West 49, Cocke County 0 Mt. Juliet 38, Portland 13 Mt. Pleasant 28, Richland 12 MUS 38, CBHS 14 Nashville Overton 51, Cane Ridge 7 Notre Dame 7, Sweetwater 6 Oakhaven 32, Madison Academic 6 Oakland 14, Christian Co., Ky. 0

Obion County 33, Gibson County 12 Oneida 42, Sunbright 6 Ooltewah 28, Cleveland 7 Page 35, Marshall County 14 Peabody 20, South Fulton 13 Polk County 34, South Pittsburg 28 Powell 52, Knoxville Central 36 Red Bank 50, East Hamilton 14 Riverdale 42, Cookeville 7 Riverside 33, Stewart County 7 Rockwood 27, Bledsoe County 25 Rosemark Academy 22, Middleton 16 Rossview 14, Clarksville 7 Rossville Christian 42, Bishop Byrne 0 Scott County 48, Upperman 6 Sevier County 28, South Doyle 0 Shelbyville 48, White County 0 Smyrna 28, Ravenwood 7 Spring Hill 46, Hickman County 0 St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 52, FACS 28 Sullivan Central 34, Volunteer 12 Sullivan South 24, David Crockett 6 Tennessee 51, Daniel Boone 26 Trezevant 42, Dyer County 6 Trinity Christian Academy 42, Hollow Rock-Bruceton 6 Tyner Academy 43, Howard 12 Unicoi County 35, Unaka 30 Union City 49, Lake County 0 University-Jackson 24, SBEC 21 Waverly 8, Cheatham County 0 Wayne County 39, Perry County 13 West Greene 37, ChuckeyDoak 14 Westview 38, Haywood County 37, OT White House 28, Springfield 21 White House-Heritage 54, Houston County 0 White Station 49, Hamilton 6 Whitehaven 46, Memphis East 0 Whites Creek 26, East Literature 14 Wilson Central 26, Station Camp 7 Wooddale 35, Southwind 28

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A10 â&#x2014;&#x2020; Sports

The Mountain Press â&#x2014;&#x2020; Sunday, October 25, 2009

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Alabama coach Nick Saban, left, shakes hands with UT coach Lane Kiffin after the top-ranked Crimson Tide beat the Vols 12-10 Saturday.

heartbreak 3From Page A8

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Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher, center, and quarterback Kerry Collins (5) leave the field after their 59-0 loss to the New England Patriots in a NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, Oct. 18.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lack of preparation, lack of emotion or lack of heart because this team has 3From Page A8 plenty of heart. Some of the mistakes weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had, the NFL in yards passing thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lapses of focus. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the reason for allowed (310.7 per game) that. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something we can correct and fix and time spent on the field moving forward.â&#x20AC;?

Titans

(34 minutes, 30 seconds). Fisher has defended Chuck Cecil, in his first year as defensive coordinator. So have the Titans, who ranked second in the NFL in points allowed in 2008. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, if we execute this defense properly, if we execute the offense properly, we would be winning games,â&#x20AC;? defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what it comes down to. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lack of preparation, lack of emotion or lack of heart because this team has plenty of heart. Some of the mistakes weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lapses of focus. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the reason for that. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something

Titans defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch

we can correct and fix moving forward.â&#x20AC;? Finnegan and Vincent Fuller, their fifth defensive back, are both expected back Nov. 1 when the Titans host Jacksonville (3-3). The only thing Tennessee has done well offensively is run with Chris Johnson. He ranks second in the NFL with 596 yards rushing, averaging 6.3 yards per carry. But the Titans havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t scored an offensive touchdown in eight quarters and have been outscored 127-26 in the past three games.

One reason Fisher has been defending Collins is because the Titans have dropped 18 catchable balls, according to STATS LLC. Veteran Justin Gage has struggled, while rookie Kenny Britt leads the team with 19 catches and could be an option depending on any roster changes Fisher makes. Staying on the field longer would be a start. The Titans rank last in that category too, averaging a measly 25:30 in time of possession. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keeping in rhythm and converting on third downs,

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Tennessee was unranked the last time it beat a No. 1, topping Auburn 38-20 in 1985. Alabama was held without an offensive touchdown for the first time since the Mississippi State game in 2007. The Vols outgained Alabama 318-233 and Crompton outplayed the Tideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greg McElroy. He was 21-of-37 passing for 265 yards with an early interception and did a good job of keeping the ball away from the Tide. McElroyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17-of-28 day came mostly on short passes and produced 110 yards. Ingram gained 96 yards on 17 carries after gaining 418 yards the previous two games. Alabamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense was still

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Sevier Aquatic takes 3rd at Oak Ridge AAU wrestling LOCAL YOUTH WRESTINB

OAK RIDGE — The Sevier Aquatic Club Stingrays recently opened their 20092010 USA Short Course season in Oak Ridge, and traveling with 18 swimmers, SAC finished with a strong third-place showing. Age group high point winners were Sarah Nowack, Glenna Whaley and Thomas Horne. A new SAC meet record was set by the 10-and-under boys’ 200 free relay team of Cannon Claiborne, Hayden Williams, Charles Blalock and Thomas Horne. The 10-and-under boys’ medley relay team of Brady Cusick, Cannon Claiborne, Hayden Williams and Charles Blalock also finished in first place. Morgan Hatcher, Rachel Watts, Leah Rollins and Chandler Horne finished third in the 11-12 girls’ 200 and free 200 medley relay. Grant Rollins, Tyson Claiborne, Mason Fox and Chase Shaffer finished third in the 11-12 boys’ 200 free and 200 medley relay. Glenna Whaley had a great

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PIGEON FORGE — The 2009-2010 youth AAU wrestling season in Pigeon Forge is nearing, and wrestlers wishing to participate should be at progam sign-ups on Nov. 2 or Nov. 9. The registration will take place at 6:30 p.m. on both days at the Pigeon Forge High School Wrestling Building (white building beside football field). Practice for the season, which lasts Nov. through March, will begin on Nov. 16. The second practice will be Nov. 23. Both practice will go from 6:30-8 p.m. All information (practice and event schedule, cost, gear, etc.) can be picked up at sign-up days. For further information, call coach Greg Foreman at 5771950 or 774-5790.

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Sevier Aquatic swimmers pose for a photo after finishing 3rd in their first short season meet of the year at Oak Ridge. Several swimmers earned trophies at the event with strong swimming performances. meet and won all twelve of the 9-10 girls’ events. Grant Rollins, Bailey Rollins, Lila Blalock and Tyson Claiborne dropped See SAC, Page A12

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Rams’ Little, Peyton Manning share long history ST. LOUIS (AP) — In his home, St. Louis defensive end Leonard Little proudly displays a photograph of himself sacking Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning. “I want to be able to show my kids that I sacked a Hall of Fame quarterback,” Little said after a recent practice. In fact, Little had two sacks in that Dec. 30, 2001, game in St. Louis, which the Rams won 42-17 en route to their second Super Bowl appearance in three years. Times have changed since then for Little and Manning, who were teammates for two years at Tennessee and will face each other Sunday. Manning is two years younger than Little — who turned 35 on Monday — and has lifted the Colts to an elite team that’s made the playoffs in nine of the last 10 years. Meanwhile, the Rams are 0-6 and suffering through a 16-game losing streak. The Rams are 5-33 since 2007. “Any win would be big for us right now,” Little said. “We need to get that first one under our belt.” Little, who has four sacks this season, was battling the effects of strep throat last Sunday against Jacksonville when he snared David Garrard’s flare pass and returned it 36 yards for a score with 4:36 remaining. Little ended the run

by diving headfirst into the end zone pylon for his third career touchdown and first since Dec. 12, 2004. It was his first career interception. “I just made a play, but we didn’t win the game so that was disappointing,” Little said. Little relishes the opportunity to go against the Colts (5-0), who are coming off a bye week and have won their last 14 regular-season games. He said he knows the defense has a big job in trying to stop Manning and company. “We’re running into a great offense and a great team,” Little said. “Guys have been working real hard in practice and I hope we step up to the challenge.” The Colts rank fifth in the NFL with 27.4 points a game and third in the league with 404.8 yards a game. Indianapolis is the best in the league at not allowing sacks. “There are a lot of sleepless nights,” defensive coordinator Ken Flajole said. “I could give you the old Lou Holtz line and say I sleep like a baby in that I get up every two hours and cry. They’re a heck of a football team. Everybody knows we’re facing a future Hall of Famer. “There’s no question they present some difficult matchup problems.”

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time in all of their individual events. Individual Results are as follows: n 8U girls: Lila Blalock (6) finished in the top 15 in five swims, dropping 22 seconds in the 50 backstroke. n 8U boys: Thomas Horne (7) high point winner in his division, placed first in seven events and finished second in two other events. He also made a 9-10 Southeastern cut in the 50 butterfly. n Brady Cusick (8) finished in second place overall in his division., placed first in the 50 backstroke and the 25 and 50 breaststrokes, and finished second in seven other events. n Bailey Rollins (7) competing in his first USA meet dropped time in all of his events. He had six top-five finishes, placed third in the 50 free and placed fourth in four other events. n 9-10 girls: Emily Grace McCarter (9) competing in her first USA meet finished in the top 20 in three swims and dropped three seconds in the 50 breaststroke. n Glenna Whaley (10) high point winner in her division and made all twelve her of 9-10 Southeastern cuts and seven age group sectional cuts. She won all twelve events she competed in. n 9-10 boys: Cannon Claiborne (10) finished in second place overall in his division and made ten 9-10 Southeastern cuts and seven age group sectional cuts. He had ten top-three finishes and won the 50 breaststroke. n Hayden Williams (9) finished in third place overall in his division and made nine 9-10 Southeastern cuts and two age group sectional cuts. He had seven top-three finishes and won the 50 butterfly. n Charles Blalock (9) finished fourth place overall in his division and made five 9-10 Southeastern cuts. He swam to ten top-five finishes and dropped three seconds in the 100 IM. n 11-12 girls: Morgan Hatcher (12) finished in the top 10 in five events. She placed eighth in the 100 butterfly and 100

backstroke and dropped four seconds in the backstroke. n Rachel Watts (11) finished in the top 15 in eight events. She placed ninth in the 100 butterfly and dropped three seconds in the event. n Leah Rollins (12) finished in the top 15 in nine events. She placed fifth in the 50 breaststroke and dropped seven seconds in the 100 backstroke. n Chandler Horne (11) finished in the top 10 in eleven events and placed fourth in the 100 free and 100 butterfly. n 11-12 boys: Mason Fox (11) finished in the top 20 in six events and dropped seven seconds in the 50 breaststroke. n Tyson Claiborne (12) finished in the top 10 in ten events and made his first two 11-12 Southeastern cuts in the 50 and 100 breaststroke, finishing third in both events. n Chase Shaffer (12), competing in his first USA meet, finished in the top 15 in eight events and placed seventh in the 50 breaststroke. n Grant Rollins (11) finished in the top 15 in nine events, swimming to sixth in the 50 breaststroke. He also dropped 18 seconds in the 100 butterfly, placing twelfth in the event. n Senior girls: Sarah Nowack (17) high point winner in her division, finished first in five events and made two senior Southeastern cuts in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. For more information on becoming a part of SACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning tradition, stop by the Sevierville Community Center indoor pool any afternoon between 3 and 7 p.m.

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20. (12) Steve Wallace, Chevrolet, 253, 98.2, 103, $25,818. 21. (43) Michael McDowell, Dodge, 252, 50.4, 100, $18,375. 22. (27) Eddie MacDonald, Ford, 250, 57.7, 97, $18,250. 23. (3) Richard Boswell, Chevrolet, 249, 65.7, 94, $19,500. 24. (30) Justin Marks, Toyota, 249, 46.7, 91, $24,468. 25. (32) Kelly Bires, Chevrolet, 235, 62.5, 88, $24,543. 26. (33) Brian Ickler, Toyota, accident, 234, 68.1, 85, $24,348. 27. (37) Kevin Conway, Dodge, 215, 51.2, 82, $17,825. 28. (21) Jason Keller, Ford, engine, 207, 85.6, 79, $24,248. 29. (24) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, oil pump, 206, 58.8, 76, $17,745. 30. (42) Eric McClure, Ford, accident, 163, 43.7, 73, $24,478. 31. (22) Erik Darnell, Ford, accident, 152, 75.6, 70, $24,143. 32. (36) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 89, 33.4, 67, $24,108. 33. (9) Mark Day, Chevrolet, overheating, 86, 56.9, 64, $17,605. 34. (23) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, brakes, 58, 50.6, 61, $17,570. 35. (41) Jeff Fuller, Chevrolet, overheating, 52, 39.5, 58, $24,003. 36. (16) Andy Ponstein, Chevrolet, vibration, 38, 41.6, 55, $17,500. 37. (40) Kenny Hendrick, Ford, brakes, 25, 34, 52, $23,928.

38. (39) Coleman Pressley, Toyota, overheating, 15, 36.7, 49, $23,873. 39. (28) Chase Miller, Dodge, accident, 8, 37.6, 46, $17,370. 40. (20) John Wes Townley, Ford, accident, 7, 40.4, 43, $17,310. 41. (26) Justin Hobgood, Chevrolet, brakes, 4, 31.4, 40, $17,270. 42. (19) Danny Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quinn Jr., Chevrolet, ignition, 4, 28.9, 37, $17,235. 43. (8) Willie Allen, Dodge, vibration, 3, 27.8, 34, $17,130. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 74.374 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 33 minutes, 41 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.90 seconds. Caution Flags: 14 for 72 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Allgaier 1-34; M.Bliss 35-62; C.Edwards 63-68; B.Keselowski 69-86; M.Bliss 87-93; K.Busch 94-95; M.Bliss 96-126; K.Wallace 127128; K.Busch 129-143;

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Sunday, October 25, 2009 ◆ The Mountain Press

Community Calendar Editor’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 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

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

Maples Branch Baptist Church singing 6:30 p.m. with Greg Bullock.

Soccer Shoot

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.

Boyds Creek Baptist

Boyds Creek Baptist Church monthly service in song, 7 p.m. with Cody Shuler and Pine Mountain Railroad.

Gists Creek Baptist

Gists Creek Baptist singing 6 p.m. with Marcia Huskey-Nelson and Jarrod Wilson from First Baptist Sevierville, members of Hearts On Fire Band.

Fall Festival

Pigeon Forge First Baptist Church Fall Festival 4-7 p.m., 209 Wears Valley Road across from Kroger. Trunk or treat, bounce rides, food. 453-4647.

New Salem Baptist

Singing at New Salem Baptist Church on Jones Cove Road, 6:30 p.m. with Russell Family and Gospel Tradition.

Second Baptist

Parton Family singing 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church.

Old Timers Day

Walden Creek Missionary Baptist Church Old Timers Day following 9:30 a.m. service. Singing by the Heirmen. Lunch served after dedication ceremony. 453-5805.

Pastor Appreciation

Pastor Appreciation Day at First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road, to honor Pastor Owen Wetzel and wife Pat. Special music; Barrett Smith preaching. Potluck dinner to follow.

monday, oct. 26 Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church n 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn, Gatlinburg

Holiday of Hope

Mountain Press Relay For Life team meeting 3:306:30 p.m. at newspaper office, 119 Riverbend Drive, regarding Nov. 21 Holiday of Hope Pageant. Pick up or drop off registration forms and donations, and get info. 4280748, ext. 215.

Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers men’s Bible study 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mountain Road, Sevierville. 310-7831.

Winterfest Lunch

Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Council hosts Winterfest luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Mills Auditorium. $25. Tickets at Welcome Center on Spur.

Pool Closing

Sevierville Community Center Pool to close at 3:30 p.m. for swim meet.

Seymour Story Time

Preschool story time 11 a.m., Seymour Library. 5730728.

tuesday, oct. 27 Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Fox Trot B&B, Gatlinburg, 436-0313 n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC, 640-7904

Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers men’s Bible study, 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 9080591.

Fall Harvest Festival

American Legion Post 104 Fall Harvest Festival 6:30 p.m. $10. Includes meal, music from 1950s.

Wears Valley Chamber

Wears Valley Chamber of Commerce organizational meeting at 7 p.m. at the Wears Valley Ranch dining hall. 384-9884.

Anna Porter Public Library, Gatlinburg, will hold Vampire Movie Night for teens at 5:30 p.m. 4365588.

Church of God

Sevier County Church of God Fall Festival 6-9 p.m. Includes games, talent show, cake walk, pumpkin painting, chili dinner and marshmallow roast. 4286794.

Hallelujah Hoedown Halloween alternative 4:30-7:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist Church. Entertainment, games, food, booths. 453-0153.

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Preschool story time 11 a.m. Kodak Library. 9330078. Students for Appalachian Relief, sponsoring a coat drive at Sevier County High School football game, 7 p.m. tonight. All sizes needed. 654-9318.

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Trunk or Treat

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Hoedown

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Swine flu declared national emergency By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect noninfected patients. The declaration, signed Friday night and announced Saturday, comes with the disease more prevalent than ever in the country and production delays undercutting the government’s initial, optimistic estimates that as many as 120 million doses of the vaccine could be available by mid-October. Health authorities say more than 1,000 people in the United States, including almost 100 children, have died from the strain of flu known as H1N1, and 46 states have widespread flu activity. So far only 11

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ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of parents, their young children in tow, have filed past the mountainous makeshift memorial for a 7-year-old girl found slain in a landfill some 50 miles from her suburban neighborhood. They were angry, sad and many afraid as they waited for detectives to scour the area for clues to what happened to Somer Thompson as she walked home from school Monday. “We have to protect our children,” sobbed 37-yearold Patricia Navarro, who brought her two children, ages 9 and 16 months, to Somer’s neighborhood on Saturday morning. “We have to catch this person and put him away.”

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first officer of the Northwest Airlines jet that missed its destination by 150 miles says he and the captain were not sleeping or arguing in the cockpit but he wouldn’t explain their lapse in response and the detour. “It was not a serious event, from a safety issue,” pilot Richard Cole said late Friday in front of his Salem, Ore., home. “I would tell you more, but I’ve already told you way too much.” Air traffic controllers and pilots had tried for more than an hour Wednesday night to contact the Minneapolisbound flight. Officials on the ground alerted National Guard jets to prepare to chase the airliner, though none of the military planes left the runway. The jet with 144 passengers aboard was being closely monitored by senior White House officials, White House spokesman Nick Shapiro told The Associated Press on Saturday. He didn’t say if President Barack Obama was informed. Many aviation safety experts and pilots say the most likely explanation is that the pilots fell asleep along their route from San Diego. NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway said fatigue and cockpit distraction are factors that will be looked into. “We were not asleep; we were not having an argument; we were not having a fight,” Cole said, but would not discuss why it took so long for him and the flight’s captain, Timothy B. Cheney, of Gig Harbor, Wash., to respond to radio calls. “I can tell you that airplanes lose contact with the ground people all the time. It happens. Sometimes they get together right away; sometimes it takes awhile before one or the other notices that they are not in contact.”


Mountain Life ■ The Mountain Press ■ B Section ■ Sunday, October 25, 2009

Calling all cooks Cookbook winners recognized by The Mountain Press

Reader Recipes Publishes: Friday Cost: $5 each n Available: The Mountain Press and all Sevier County Food City locations n n

By GAIL CRUTCHFIELD Community Editor The Mountain Press honored the winning cooks in the 2009 Reader Recipes cookbook contest with a reception at Walters State Community College. Twelve of the 15 winners were able to attend the Thursday night event where they were treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres, fellowship and prizes. The winners were recognized with first-, second- and third-place honors in five different categories: Appetizers, Soups & Stews, Vegetables, Casseroles and Desserts. The winners in each category: n Appetizers: First place, Kumud Malaney, Spinach & Chicken Quesadillas with Sun-Dried Tomatoes; second place, Merle Stevens, Sweet Potato Sausage Balls; third place, Pat Marcum, Polish Mistakes n Soups & Stews: First place, Suzanne Hussey, Kale Soup; second place, Walter Younce, BlackEyed Pea Chili; third place, Jean Dew, White Chili with Chicken n Vegetables: First place, Cindy Jordan, Grandmother Stella’s Cole Slaw; second place, Clara Lee Hobby, Scalloped Asparagus; third place, Carolyn Chavez, Cheesy Potatoes n Casseroles: First place, Barbara Stevens Weeks, Chicken Pie; second place, Linda Rideout, Tom’s Breakfast Casserole; third place, Betty Cox, Rancher David’s One-Pot Dinner n Desserts: First place, Carol Keathley, Graham Nut Torte with Buttercream Icing; second place, Joan Varnes, Peanut Butter & Jam Oatmeal Bars; third place, Karen Berry, Banana Pecan Cake. Along with prize bags filed with gifts from The Mountain Press, Walters State Community College and Mountain National Bank, those who attended received advanced copies of the cookbook. One complimentary copy of the cookbook will be inserted into subscriber copies of the newspaper on Friday. Additional copies will be available for sale at The Mountain Press and all Sevier County Food City locations. They will be sold for $5 each. The cookbook includes almost 70 recipes provided by local cooks. The Mountain Press began soliciting recipes for the cookbook in the spring and had a panel of professionals read through the recipes to narrow down the list of finalists. The finalists were contacted in June and asked to bring their prepared dishes to Walters State in July, where they were judged on taste, appearance and ease of preparation. They were scored and ranked accordingly. The Mountain Press received almost 100 recipes, so unfortunately some could not be included in the cookbook. Here are a few that were not included due to space restrictions, but are worthy of being added to your recipe collection. See cookbook, Page B5

Cover art by Curt Habraken

The Mountain Press’ 2009 Reader Recipes cookbook will be distributed in subscribers’ papers on Friday and available for sale at all Sevier County Food City locations.

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Vegetable category winners: Cindy Jordan, left, first place; Clara Lee Hobby, second; and Carolyn Chavez, third.

Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press

Dessert category winners: Carol Keathley, left, first place; Karen Berry, third. Not pictured is Joan Varnes, second place.

Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press

Appetizer category winners: Kumud Malaney, left, first place; and Merle Stevens, second. Not pictured is Pat Marcum, third place.

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Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press

Casserole category winners: Barbara Stevens Weeks, left, first place; Linda Rideout, second; and Betty Cox, third.

Soups and Stews category winners include Walter Younce, second place; and Jean Dew, third place. Not pictured is first-place winner Suzanne Hussey.


B2 ◆ Local

The Mountain Press ◆ Sunday, October 25, 2009

Submitted

Missy Wade of Northview Elementary School accepts a $750 grant from Roger Shipley of Allen Petroleum Co. and the local Okeedokee Market who worked with school officials to secure the grant.

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AT&T recently presented $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains. From left are CPO Mark Ross, State Rep. Richard Montgomery, board president Lee Wertheim and Alan Hill, regional director for external affairs, AT&T Tennessee.

Boys & Girls Club given support from state AT&T From Submitted Reports AT&T recently presented a $5,000 check to the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains to help support programs for its 1,700 members. The money was presented thanks to the efforts of State Rep. Richard Montgomery, R-Sevierville. “The Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains provides critical services for youth in our communities,” said Alan Hill, AT&T regional director, external

affairs. “Connecting our youth with programs and resources provided by  the Boys & Girls Club is exactly what we want to do to help our communities grow and prosper.” Hill credits Montgomery for helping to create a climate for good business so that corporations like AT&T can make such contributions. “As a policymaker, one of my priorities is working to ensure the best possible future for our youth.  The Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains is

similarly committed and sees measurable and impressive results,” said Montgomery. “Clearly, our business community also has an interest in an educated and successful youth community.  I am pleased that AT&T Tennessee is making these kinds of contributions in our community.”  “Friendships with state representatives like Richard Montgomery and strong corporate citizens like AT&T are absolutely critical to the success of our 1,700 Sevier County

youth,” said Mark Ross, chief professional officer for Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains. “We can’t thank them enough for making sure our kids have opportunities to make positive choices in their young lives so they grow up reaching their full potential.” The Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains serves more than 1,700 Sevier County youth ages 6-18. For more information call 428-6550 or visit www.bgcsmoky.com.

Northview school receives funding From Submitted Reports

Northview Elementary School has received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to support various school programs. Lee Hudson and Roger Shipley with Allen Petroleum Co. and the local Okeedokee Market worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of the 2,400 available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations. The grants were made possible by funding from the ExxonMobil Corp. “Northview Elementary School works hard to make learning interesting and fun,” said Shipley. “As an Exxon retailer, I am proud to help local young people.” The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. Allen Petroleum and the local Okeedokee Market met eligibility criteria before applying for and being awarded this grant. Since 2000, Allen Petroleum and the Okeedokee markets have helped secure more than $48,000 in grants from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance for schools across East Tennessee.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009 ◆ The Mountain Press

Wedding

Carver/Henderson

Mary Jessica Wilson and Nicholas Michael McWilliams were wed in July.

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Wilson/McWilliams Mary Jessica Wilson and Nicholas Michael McWilliams were married July 18, 2009, at Rose Hill Wedding Chapel in Johnson City, Tenn. A reception was held at King’s Ballroom in Johnson City. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Barbara Wilson, Sevierville, and the granddaughter of the late Arthur and Mary Greene of Sevierville, the late Herman Wilson and Omalee Wilson. She is a 2007 graduate of ETSU, Johnson City. The groom attended ETSU and is the son of Mike and Becky McWilliams, Iowa,

and grandson of Herbert and Ethel Thomas, Seymour, and Roger and Beverly McWilliams of Iowa. The bride’s strapless Oleg Cassini gown featured a pick-up ball gown skirt with beaded embroidery and allover crystal and pearl beaded bodice with a princess Cathedral train and crystal beaded veil. After a honeymoon cruise to the Western Caribbean Islands and Cozumel, the couple will reside in Jonesborough, Tenn. The bride works at AT&T in Johnson City and groom works at Studio 13 in Johnson City.

school lunch menu Sevier County School breakfast and lunch menus for Monday through Friday are as follows:

rito, Danish/sweet roll; milk. Lunch: Choice of managers meal choice, salad bar or bowl; cinnamon rolls; milk.

Breakfast: Choice of juice/ fruit, cereal (hot/cold), toast/bagel, chicken biscuit, fruit yogurt; milk. Lunch: Choice of sub sandwich, ham or turkey, cheese, salad bar or bowl; baked potato wedge, lettuce/ tomato, pickle, onion, carrot stick, fresh apple, or manager’s choice; pudding; milk.

Breakfast: Choice of juice/ fruit, cereal (hot/cold), sausage biscuit, toast/muffin, gravy; milk. Lunch: Choice of taco, shredded cheese, chicken fajitas, chicken quesadilla, salad bar or bowl; shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, refired beans/pintos, salsa, fruit or manager’s choice; ice cream; milk.

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Engagement

Friday

Cecil and Evelyn Carver of Pigeon Forge announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Leigh Carver, to Barry Max Henderson, son of Max and Paula Henderson of Sevierville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Samuel Wiley and Lona King and the late Lonzo and Anna Mae Carver of Pigeon Forge. She is a 2001 graduate of Sevier County High School. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Sevierville and is employed by Dr. Jon Shell, DDS. The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Conley and Willie Mae Henderson of Sevierville and the late Norman and Charlene Menard of Maryville. He is a graduate of Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and the NASCAR

From Submitted Reports

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Kathryn Leigh Carver and Barry Max Henderson will be wed Nov. 7.

Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Sevierville and is employed by Tennessee State Bank. The wedding will take place Nov. 7, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Sevierville.

KNOXVILLE— Boo at the Barn will be hosted by Horse Haven of Tennessee from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 at HHT’s facility located at 2417 Reagan Road off Hardin Valley Road. Children can go trick or treating from stall to stall and receive treats from each horse, some of which will be in costume. There will be bobbing for apples, s’mores around the camp fire, spooky story tellers, a pumpkin carving contest, face painting and a cake walk for the children on stick horses. Visitors will also vote on the best team in the stall decorating contest. Admission is free. Horse Haven of Tennessee is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist in the protection of equines in the state by educating the public about cruel and inhumane practices. The organization is involved in the rescue, rehabilitation and adoptive placement of abused and neglected horses, and is funded solely by donations and occasional grants. HHT was founded in 1999 and is Tennessee’s oldest and largest equine rescue organization. Funds are used for medical care, feeding, facility maintenance and other expenses. Donations can be mailed to Horse Haven of Tennessee at P.O. Box 22841, Knoxville 37933. The organization is staffed by volunteers. For more information about this event or Horse Haven of Tennessee visit www.horsehavenoftn.com.

Drug Court makes debut in area Submitted reports Circuit Court Judge Duane Slone has announced the start of Drug Court to serve the 4th Judicial District, which covers Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke and Grainger counties. Slone, along with fellow Circuit Court Judge Ben Hooper, has gotten a twoyear state grant to start the district’s first drug court. Slone credits Assistant Public Defender Ron Smith for his efforts in obtaining a training grant from the National Drug Court Institute as well as the $140,000 state grant. The program requires rehabilitation and monitoring of nonviolent, convicted felons whose history and offenses are drug-related. Participants are required to undergo substance abuse treatment, drug testing, supervision and monitoring while reporting to regularly scheduled hearings before the judge. Patty Williams, coordinator of the Drug

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Ready for the start of drug court are, from left, Assistant DA Chuck Murphy; officer Rick Wardroup; Judge Ben Hooper II; a drug court participant; Judge Duane Slone; Mmntal health representative Ida Boatman; public defender Ron Smith; law enforcement officer Bud McCoig; and public defender Ed Miller. Court, said the program’s focus goes beyond the treatment of the substance abuse issues. “Drug Court takes a holistic approach to treatment,” she said. “This includes helping offenders with educational and vocational objectives as well as ancillary services such as men-

tal health treatment, family therapy, and job skills training.” “This district’s problem with substance abuse is enormous,” said Slone. “Well over half of the defendants in our courts are having problems with use and addictions to drugs and alcohol. We’re not just talk-

Breakfast: Choice of juice/ fruit, cereal (hot/cold), pancakes/waffles, toast, sausage biscuit; milk. Lunch: Choice of pizza, cheese bread sticks, salad bar or bowl; tossed salad, green beans, sliced peaches, marinara sauce or manager’s choice; cookie/fruit; milk.

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Breakfast: Choice of juice/ fruit, cereal (hot/cold), sausage/biscuit, French toast sticks, eggs; milk Lunch: Choice of baked chicken, salad bar or bowl; broccoli/peas, mashed potatoes, carrot/celery sticks, cooked apples, fresh fruit or manager’s choice; fruit; milk.

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B4 â&#x2014;&#x2020; Religion

The Mountain Press â&#x2014;&#x2020; Sunday, October 25, 2009

Public pulpit

When we belong to Jesus, he molds us in his image By ALDEN MARSHALL â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life is not fair.â&#x20AC;? That sentiment may be voiced when we see a loved one hurt, or we were wronged and someone offers that observation to sympathize. But the statement is profoundly un-Christian. That is because God is in control, he is sovereign and, as one song puts it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.â&#x20AC;? Much more importantly, Romans 8.28 promises â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;Ś all things work together for good to them that love God â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? What could be more fair than that? When even the difficulties are caused by God to bring good to us when we love him, then we never have any right to complain about anything that happens or does not happen to us. But when we do not think Christianly, we fantasize about being healthier or richer or with more respect or love or status, and how unfair it is that we do not equal or surpass others in these categories. But it is God who sets one up and brings another down, who opens and closes doors (Revelations 3). So if we say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life is not fair,â&#x20AC;? that is only a cowardly way of affirming God is not fair. Let us call our rebellion against God as it really is, and repent, instead of rationalizing resentment against â&#x20AC;&#x153;life.â&#x20AC;? What is life, after all? No life has ever come from non-life, but from life, and God is the source of life â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all life. If that is not true, then life is random, and it is nonsense to ever speak of anything being either fair or unfair. There is no right

or wrong, or any reason to praise or blame anyone for anything, if life evolved on its own without a creator and guide. Few are either brave enough or logical enough to face the consequences of believing that life has no creator behind it. But as the Russian writer Doestoyevsky said â&#x20AC;&#x153;If there is no God, anything is permissible.â&#x20AC;? And why not, for then the powerful would rip over the weak, and no one could have a basis for saying it was wrong, but only that the values of one person or group were trampled by the values or another person or group. So what, unless there is a God who is just and loving? But we know such a being exists, for he broke into human history to add human flesh while he continued to be God, and calls us to love and obey him. He makes all things fair, although at first glance (or maybe the one millionth glance) things may not seem fair at all. It certainly did not seem fair that the Russian writer Soltzenitsyn, who was a decorated army officer, was sent to prison for criticizing Stalin in a letter. But he later said he blessed his prison walls, for it was there he met Godly Christians and became a believer himself. What are our prison walls, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;unfairâ&#x20AC;? circumstances? God gives more grace or favor when we need it, as we love and obey him, and therefore he levels the playing field of life for his followers. He very fairly uses unique and tailor-made circumstances, to mold us into his image. Those may include sickness or poverty or lonliness, or

health or wealth or good fellowship, or normally a combination of these over a long period of time. Should we bless and thank God only when we see and feel and understand how life seems fair to us? Or should we consider all situations to be a gift from God, and pray that God help us to grow where we are planted? No, I do not always do that either, and that is one reason I must repent very much or keep on grieving the Holy Spirit who is within each believer. Genesis 50.20 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? These very powerful words were spoken by Joseph to his brothers who had sold him into slavery, and who were now afraid that he would get revenge on them since he was the governor of all Egypt. But Joseph forgave them, and saw the hand of God even in their wicked and very â&#x20AC;&#x153;unfairâ&#x20AC;? treatment against him. No doubt Joseph questioned the fairness of God several times when he was in prison because of his brothers, and no doubt we will also doubt the mercy and love of God when our girlfriend/boyfriend falls for a person of no integrity, or we are passed over for a promotion in favor of a slacker or thief, etc. But when we belong to Jesus Christ, he molds us into his image at least as effectively during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;unfairâ&#x20AC;? situations as he does during the pleasant and â&#x20AC;&#x153;fairâ&#x20AC;? ones. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dr. Alden Marshall is a Presbyterian minister who lives in Gatlinburg.

THE GREATNESS OF THE CHURCH

The church of Christ is the greatest institution the world has ever known. It is a divine institution and should never be regarded as an ordinary worldly thing. Neither should we treat it as such. The church is Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kingdom over which He reigns at the right hand of God. One cannot be loyal to Christ without being loyal to His church. Why is Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church so great?: 1. It is great because of its founder. Jesus built the church, (Matthew 16:18). The founder is a most important factor in any organization. He sets it in order functionally and gives it a code of operation. His wealth and mentality furnishes its life-blood. The church must reflect the spirit and ideals of is founder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have this mind in you which was also in Christ. . .â&#x20AC;? (Philippians 2:5). 2. It is great because of the price. Most concerns are founded to enrich the founder . . . even many religious sects. The church of Christ was not founded for financial gain, rather to benefit lost mankind. Christ purchased the church with His own blood, (Acts 20:28). 3. It is great because of its relation to Christ. It is His Body, (Ephesians 1:22); His Bride, (Ephesians 5:22-32); His kingdom, (Matthew 16:18); His Army, (Hebrews 2:10) and His Family, (Matthew 12:50). 4. It is great because of its mission. It is a world wide and age lasting mission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,â&#x20AC;? (Mark 16:15). Its mission is to save lost men form sin by winning them to Christ. It helps sinners reform their lives. It prepares men for heaven. It is not political, war-like, nor an economic power. It evangelizes; serves the unfortunate; keeps Christians in service. It holds forth the Word if Life, (1 Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 4:11-12). 5. It is great because of its blessings. All spiritual blessings: (Ephesians 1:3-7); Sonship, fellowship, brotherhood, communion, prayer, providential care, comfort, opportunities to serve God and your fellowman, to make the world a better place to live. 6. It is great because of its members. They are Christians, saints, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not of the worldâ&#x20AC;? (John 17:14) honorable, humble, liberal, pure, well-informed, truthful, faithful, benevolent, devoted, loyal. 7. It is great because of its ultimate goal. Christ saves the body, (Ephesians 5:23). He will deliver the kingdom to the Father, (1 Corinthians 15:24). It is a matchless privilege to be a member of the greatest organization the world has ever known, the church of Christ.

John B. Daniels, Minister Church of Christ 208 Hicks Drive Sevierville, TN 37862

re l i g i o n b r i e f s Polygamous sect fights land grab

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A polygamous sect is asking the Utah Supreme Court to overturn a state court decision that stripped the religious purposes from its communal land trust. In a court filing, attorneys for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints argue that making the United Effort Plan Trust secular was a violation of the faithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constitutionally protected religious rights.

Notre Dame re-elects leader

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Rev. John I. Jenkins, who came under fire for inviting President Barack Obama to the University of Notre Dame campus, has been re-elected to a second five-year term as presi-

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Sunday, October 25, 2009 ◆ The Mountain Press

cookbook 3From Page B1

Not Your Everyday Banana Pudding Jackie Muse, Pigeon Forge 1 box of vanilla wafers 6-8 bananas 2 c. milk 1 (5 oz.) box instant French vanilla pudding 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, soften 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk 1 pint of heavy whipping cream

Line bottom of pan with wafers. Reserve a few for top of pudding. Trifle bowls make a great presentation but you will have some extra mixture left over with the bowl. Layer with cut bananas In mixer, beat milk and French vanilla pudding until smooth. Add cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk. Beat until smooth and creamy. Layer mixture on top of wafers In separate bowl beat whipping cream until stiff and fluffy. You may sweeten the whipping cream to taste or leave as is. Spread whipping cream on top of mixture crushing left over wafers on top of whipping cream. Refrigerate immediately.

3/4 c. of milk 1 c. flour 1 c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 large can of sliced peaches

This is best served the day it is made. Substitutions: To add a different taste try using Pepperidge Farm Chessman cookies instead of vanilla wafers. Fat-free and low-fat products work very well in recipe. If you are in a hurry use cool whip instead of the whipping cream.

Melt margarine in 9-by-13 inch pan. Mix flour, sugar and milk and pour into butter in pan; mix. Pour vanilla into can of peaches, then pour peaches into pan. Mix slightly. Put in 350° oven until golden brown (about 45 minutes).

Caramel Apple Salad Nancy Younce, Sevierville 1 (20 oz.) pineapple tidbits with juice 2 small apples, cut into bite size pieces 1 (3 oz.) pkg. sugar free instant butterscotch pudding 1/4 c. pecans, chopped 8 oz. Cool Whip

Mix pineapples and apples. Sprinkle with pudding and mix well. Add pecan and Cool Whip. Mix and chill.

Buttermilk Candy Linda Norton, Gatlinburg 3 c. sugar 1 c. buttermilk 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar 1/8 tsp. salt 1/3 tsp. soda Large hunk of butter 1 tsp. vanilla

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Cookbook winners and guests help themselves to the food prepared by Walters State Community College culinary arts students during The Mountain Press’ 2009 Reader Recipes winners reception. 1 c. nuts (hickory nut are best)

Combine sugar, buttermilk, cream of tartar and salt in sauce pan and bring to a boil until mixture is at soft ball stage, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add soda, butter, vanilla and nuts. Pour onto lightly buttered platter and allow to cool.

our back yard. Walnuts, etc. have a dark stain which will darken the candy and ruin the presentation effect of the creamy, white fudge.

Nana’s Peach Cobbler Caroline Lamkey, Seymour 1 stick of margarine melted

Mema’s Lemon Ice Cream Brenda Broome, Sevierville 3 eggs 1 c. sugar 1 pint half & half cream 2 T. lemon flavoring (1 oz. bottle) Milk Ice cream salt 1 bag crushed ice

Beat eggs and sugar until creamy. Add half & half cream and lemon flavoring,

mix well together. Pour into electric ice cream freezer church. Add enough milk to fill the churn to the fill line. Follow electric churn directions for freezing with ice cream salt and ice. Makes 2 quarts. For 1 gallon churn, you will need to double the above recipe.

Fudge Lynette Appleton, Sevierville 4 c. sugar 2/3 c. cocoa 1 (12 oz.) can Pet milk 1 stick butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1 (12 oz.) jar marshmallow cream 1 c. nuts

Mix sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Boil for 11 minutes, stirring constantly. Take off heat and stir in vanilla. Add marshmallow cream and nuts and mix well. Pour into greased pan.

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Maryville College sets annual fall open house From Submitted Reports MARYVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet Maryvilleâ&#x20AC;? will be held Nov. 7. Hosted by the Admissions staff, the fall open house is designed to help people become more familiar with the college. This year, the event coincides with the Fine Arts Showcase Nov. 6-8. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet Maryvilleâ&#x20AC;? event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. in Bartlett Hall. At 9 a.m., students will be divided into groups for a tour, which ends with a welcome session at 10:05 a.m. in the Bartlett Hall Student Center. A lunch in Pearsons Hall is scheduled for 12:15 p.m., followed by a session with current students.

Wrap-up is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Student-athletes are invited to Lawson Auditorium at 2 p.m. A tour of the new $47 million Clayton Center for the Arts under construction is also scheduled. Parents and family members of prospective students are encouraged to attend, but their morning agenda is slightly different from that of their students. For more information or to register, call (865) 981-8092 or visit www.maryvillecollege. edu/admissions/events/ meet-maryville/110709. asp. The Fine Arts Showcase kicks off at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 and features stu-

dent and faculty soloists, the Jazz Band and a scene from the theater departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production â&#x20AC;&#x153;String of Pearls.â&#x20AC;? A reception and art walk featuring student work will follow. For more information about the Fine Arts Showcase, e-mail Stacey Wilner, coordinator of choral music, at stacey. wilner@maryvillecollege.edu or call 9818151.

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Waterfalls are happy places, so take the time to visit them Well, this past week I was looking down into the holler toward Webb’s Creek thinking about all the waterfalls I have known before. There is something about waterfalls that act like a magnet for human beings. Since the human body is over 60 percent plain water (more after a three glasses of sweet tea) I guess it only makes sense that we will go to great lengths to just stare at one waterfall. Scientists have also discovered something scientific about waterfalls that explains our attraction. “Where is the nearest waterfall?” is just slightly behind “Where can I find a bear?” as two of the most popular questions asked by our 10 million visitors in the Smokies. “Where is the nearest restroom?” never has to worry about losing its title as the granddaddy of all champion questions. The term “waterfall” originated from two words, “water” and “fall.” It is no wonder we love to stand next to waterfalls. Waterfalls and fast moving streams generate water friction and create thousands of negatively charged molecules that are released into the air. You can’t see, taste or smell them, but those negative molecules called ions help release more chemical stuff in your brain (serotonin) that reduces depression and stress and even helps get more oxygen to your brain. Some hospitals in Europe now pump negative ions into rooms to help patients and visitors feel better. If a waterfall isn’t handy you can buy a negative ion generator for $124.95 at negativeiongenerators. com. I’m thinking James Brown may have been standing next to a waterfall when he wrote the song, “I Feel Good!” I have known so many waterfalls and would still love them all even if they didn’t have those great feel good negative molecules. I met a waterfall at the bottom of the Grand Canyon not too far from the Phantom Ranch Lodge and the Colorado River. I jumped under that icy waterfall in 120degree dry heat and still vividly remember that wonderful traumatic experience. I’ve looked hard and there are no words in the dictionary that can come close to describing that moment when the extreme dry heat and the ice cold waterfall said hello in unison on my body. I will never forget that waterfall. Nearer to home in the Smokies brings to mind the sweet memories of a quaint waterfall above a

hidden deep pool of water known as Drinkwater Pool. Please don’t ever bring this story up to locals Joe Guenther, former Special Forces and owner of The Day Hiker store, or Dan Miller, former owner of a nice watch. Mountain man Mark Clark and I joined them on an expedition to find the waterfall above Ramsey Cascades Falls (note: It is dangerous and is not recommended for anyone and should never be attempted). We took separate routes to the top of the falls and agreed to meet at the flat slippery shelf where Ramsey Cascades hurls itself over some flat slippery rocks and drops 100 feet. Well, Mark and I climbed to the top, didn’t see Joe and Dan and assumed they went ahead. The overgrowth was so thick along the shore on

Horace Kephart topic of program From Submitted Reports

GATLINBURG — The Anna Porter Public Library will host a special program on Horace Kephart, the Smoky Mountain author, outdoorsman, and conservationist who was recently highlighted in the Ken Burns documentary on America’s national parks. Kephart is the author of “Our Southern Highlanders,” “Camping and Woodcraft,” the “Cherokees of the Smokies” and a recently published novel, “Smoky Mountain Magic.” He was also one of the primary catalysts for the creation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, for which a mountain was named in his honor. The event is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and will feature short talks by George Ellison, Elizabeth Ellison and Libby Kephart Hargrave. In addition, the segment of the Burns documentary that focuses on the Smokies will be shown. George Ellison of Bryson City, N.C., is among the nation’s leading experts on Horace Kephart. He authored the introductions to “Our Southern Highlanders” and “Smoky Mountain Magic,” both of which serve as minibiographies of Kephart. Elizabeth Ellison, George’s wife, painted the cover to “Smoky Mountain Magic.” Libby Kephart Hargrave of Pensacola, Fla., is the author of the foreword to “Smoky Mountain Magic” and the great-granddaughter of Horace and Laura Kephart. Her research into family history is detailed in the foreword. The hosts will sign copies of “Smoky Mountain Magic” and “Our Southern Highlanders” which will be offered for sale at the event. “Smoky Mountain Magic,” completed in 1929, but never before published, was handed down through the Kephart family for three generations before Libby Hargrave presented it to Great Smoky Mountains Association for consideration. The adventure novel set in Bryson City, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, and the Deep Creek area, was published in late September. The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from sales of the book benefit Friends of the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains Association, and the library. For more information contact 436-5588.

guys never made it to that beautiful waterfall above Drinkwater Pool, but fortunately Mark and I took a lot of pictures after enjoying lunch at the falls. Waterfalls always go together with such great memories. If you are ever feeling down just grab a couple of friends and go find some negatively charged molecules — now you know where to look. Golden Hiking Rule: Never separate from your hiking each side that we were party. forced to fight our way up That is just how it looks the middle of the Ramsey from my log cabin. Prong to find the awesome — John LaFevre is waterfall. a local speaker and coSome time later after author of the interactive reaching the falls and national park hiking book enjoying some lunch we series, Scavenger Hike waded back down and Adventures, Falcon Guides, found Joe and Dan (Dan Globe Pequot Press. E-mail had broken his watch to scavengerhike@aol.com. climbing over a log). G. Webb of Pittman Center They were standing in the does the artwork for the colmiddle of the stream in umn. Visit Gwebbgallery. a perceived high state of com. irritation. They figured we had fallen down the mountain and had spent a couple of hours hiking numerous routes up and down the steep Ramsey Falls searching for the bodies of their two forGrand Opening - Crusty Joe’s Pizzeria!! merly beloved friends. The negative ions flowSince 1987, Crusty Joe has been making authentic ing from Ramsey Falls New York Style Pizza, Pasta, Calzones, Subs, Salads were simply not enough and Desserts using fresh, homemade to relieve their stress and anxiety and it didn’t ingredients and recipes. improve, even after they found us well fed and in Now, we've opened a new location such good health. Those

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INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sevier County, Sevier County Emergency Management Agency and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office are soliciting sealed bids on the following: Digital Mobile Radio Unit Digital Portable Radio Unit Digital Repeater/Base 2010, ton, long-bed, crew-c ab 4x4 pickup truck SUV Mid-size sedan Ballistic Vests with Impac Plate Hazmat Suits Explosive Detection Canine Thermal Imaging Cameras Bids will be received at the Sevier County Mayors Office, 125 Court Ave., Suite 102E, Sevierville, TN, 37862 until 10 a.m., November 4, 2009, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Specifications and questions may be obtained from John Mathews at Sevier County Emergency Management Agency, (865) 453.4919. The Bidder’s name, address, bid opening time and the quotation "EMA/Sheriff" must be printed on the sealed, opaque envelope containing the bid. Sevier County reserves the right to accept or reject any/or all bids and to accept the bid deemed most favorable to the interest of Sevier County. 10-24-09, 10-25-09, 10-26-09

107 LOST & FOUND FOUND on Douglas Dam Rd. Very friendly black male dog. Approx 1 yr old. Blue collar, no name. 453-5341.

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Position: Group Sales Secretary The City of Pigeon Forge is accepting resumes’ for the position of Group Sales Secretary. This person works under the direction of the Senior Sales Manager, performing secretarial duties. Qualifications: High School Diploma with some college courses is preferred. Three years secretarial experience is preferred. Possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license. Must possess excellent computer skills in Word Processing, Database, and Internet. Excellent English grammar and communication skills are required. Mail resumes:

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590 APPLIANCES Whirlpool Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Non-vented Corner Gas Fireplace. Make offer. 586-531-5842.

2128 sq ft building for lease on East Parkway in Gatlinburg. Suitable for retail space or deli. Parking available. $1500 per month Please call 4286338 leave message.

For female inc. laundry area, utilities . Boyds Ck at 66 $115 wk 661-7770 Pigeon Forge Weekly Rentals $150 & up Suites & singles. Stoves in most rooms. 865-2063655

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in Sevierville

2BR Apts

Offers 1/2 BR Units

608 RESORT RENTALS RV Sites on Indian Camp Creek Monthly or Yearly rentals. Util. Furn.. Near the Park off Hwy 321 850-2487 610 DUPLEX FOR RENT

1BR 1BA Duplex Apt off 416. $475 mth. $300 damage. 1 yr lease. No pets. 680-4290 or 428-1297

2BR 1.5BA Townhouse

DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE

428 Park Rd. near trolley stop CHEAP$100 weekly Includes All Utilities.

Townhouse Spacious, Furn or Unfurn 2 story & Garage W/D, D/W, Balcony Weekly or Monthly

Cable, Laundry, Kitchens, Clean Rooms, NO PETS.

Affordable Housing in Gatlinburg

436-4471 or 621-2941

(865) 654-6526

2BR/2BA

NEWLY RENOVATED

(865) 329-7807

Call 384-1054 Or 384-4054

2BR/1BA

329-7807

453-6823 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS and TOWNHOMES Sevierville 428-5161

Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc. will be bidding on Knox County CNH 209, Call 017* Sevier County CNH 138 Call 027* Sevier County CNH 308 Call 028* * Denotes DBE/WBE Goal In the Tennessee Department of Transportation Letting - October 30, 2009 We are interested in receiving quotes from Disadvantage Business Enterprises for any work or materials on the above referenced project. If you need further information you may contact us at our office in Sevierville, Tennessee at (865) 453-2808 or FAX (865) 453-9181.

105 YARD & TREE SERVICES

Property Clean Up Cutting of trees, underbrush & misc. Yard Work. FIREWOOD Free Delivery Call Joe 428-1584 or 850-7891

CART

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865-654-0892

2BR/2BA located in New Center area. $$500/mo / & upp + $300 damage g dep. No Pets Call for appt. p pp 428-5157

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4BD/3BA 1 block off parkway

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Light 6, PF, Duplex, 2BR/1BA, $575 mo. 1st/last/dep. 865-898-7925

654-7033

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Sale at public auction will be on November 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Brittni Costa and Michael Costa, wife and husband to Joseph B. Pitt, Jr., Trustee, on April 30, 2007 at Book Volume 2809, Page 359and conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: OneWest Bank FSB The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Eighth (8th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 1 of Hillsview Subdivision, as shown on plat of record in Large Map Book 5, Page 34 of record in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description.

2BR 1.5BA Sev. Stove & refrigerator furn. NO PETS. CH/A Quiet 453-5079.

Conv. Downtown Gatlinburg 1BR $500 a mon. Low Sec Dep. 430-3271

2BR apt. W/D hkup. 1 block from center of Gatlinburg. $800 mth utilities included. 453-4363

CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5BA $545 2BR/2BA Large Garden apartment $570.00 to $580.00 865-429-4470

2BR/1BA apt. $675 mth. 2BR/2BA cabin $775 mth., 3BR/2BA house $1000 mth., 3BR/ 1.5BA apt. $800 mth. 924-4761. 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba apt in Sevierville. References required. 700.00 per mo. 500.00 da. dp. No pets. 865-5733549 APTS. AVAILABLE 1BR/1BA to 2BR/2BA $415.00 &UP. Many styles to choose from. 865-429-2962

For Rent: 1BR $450, 2BR $550. 1st & Last mo., w/d conn. New construction, downtown Sevierville & Riverwalk. Call Phyllis 455-5821. Live On Lake! 1BR Apt. Elect./H2O incl. $150 wk + dep. 865-640-8097 Mountain View Townhome apartment for rent 2BR 1.5BA. Newly remodeled with hardwood flooring & new carpet. Located in Gatlinburg. 1st mth rent & security deposit required. For more information call 865-868-0449 Mon-Fri 8:30am5:30pm or 865356-3015 after hours & weekends

New 2BR 1.5BA Walking distance to Gatlinburg. Jeff 865-850-0840.

Nice, clean 1 BR. 10 miles East of Gat. (865) 228-7533 or (865) 430-9671.

Pigeon Forge furnished efficiency apt. W/D H/A Large screened in front porch, over looking pond. $150 weekly. Available now. 865-365-1133

Sevierville Duplex 2BR 2BA Whirlpool. 1 level. $700 mo. No pets. References. Tony-414-6611

Spacious 1BR 900 sq ft. 1 mile off Dolly Parton Pkwy. 4536758 or 207-5700.

Spacious 2BR/2BA Apt 1100 sq ft. Close to town & school. $700 mon. 9ft ceiling. Call 742-6176

697 CONDO RENTALS

If you have a problem with the delivery of your morning Mountain Press, please call the Circulation Department at 428-0746, ext. 239 & 231 Monday - Friday and your paper will be delivered to you on the same day. Newspapers from calls after 10:00 a.m. will be delivered with the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper. On Saturday, Sunday and holidays you may dial 428-0748 extensions 239 & 231. If complaints are received between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., papers will be delivered the same day. Newspapers from calls received after 10:00 a.m. will be delivered with the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper. This applies to in-county home delivery only. Sevier Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only Daily Newspaper

Current Owner(s) of Property: Michael Costa and wife, Brittni Costa The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2692 Colonel Drive, Kodak, TN 37764, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-020414

October 11, 18 and 25, 2009

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Call 865-382-5527 Or 865-453-8224

Best mountain & city views. Immaculate! Downtown Sevierville 2/1.5, Ceramic Tile and new carpet. $575 monthly. $305 security. deposit. 366-4601

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Street Address: 2692 Colonel Drive Kodak, TN 37764

Quality Work - Reasonable Prices

Fall Clean-up Trees, brush & leaf removal.

  

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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Affordable Lawn care & Landscaping

    

Available Nov. 1st. 1 bedroom apartment (one or two people) for rent in Gatlinburg TN, first mth rent of $525, last mth rent $525 and security deposit of $150 865436-5691

1 & 2 BR avail. Some Pets OK. Water Incl. Fantastic locations Murrell Meadows 1/8 mile from Walters State College Allensville Road Walk to lake Reasonable Rates

C B Builders Experienced local carpenter Does all types remodeling Additions & Repairs Licensed & Insured

Call Conley Whaley 428-2791 or 919-7340(cell)

ALL REPAIRS 24 HOUR 865-740-7102

Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning Fall Yard Clean-up Home Maintenance/ Cleaning

Don Ryan

865-908-9560 or 865-621-6559

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Construction

We do it all, Big or Small Start to Finish Quality Work 30 Years Experience Licensed / Insured

865-654-6691 Tri-County Glass and Door Comm, and Residential Glass repair, Showers, Doors, Insulated Glass

865-286-9611 24 Hour Emergency Service

Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Handyman & Moving Service Local Christian Handyman

865-257-8311

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SOLICITATION OF BIDS

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Upstairs Apt Newly Remodeled $500 + Utilities No Pets

2BR, 1.5 BA Townhouse $ 580 Mo.

Like New ALL Appliances

LEGAL

105 YARD & TREE SERVICES

PIGEON FORGE

New Center

2BR/2BA

800-359-8913

Rooms for rent, weekly rates, furn., cable TV, same rent all year.

865-789-1427

2 BD / 1 BA Upstairs Apartment Downtown Sevierville

Apt for Lease in Wears Valley 1 Month Free Excellent Mountain Views.

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

429-2475

Pet Friendly

2BR/1BA

Central H/A. All appliances + W/D. Very nice. Great location. PF City Limits. $650/mth + damage dep. No pets. 428-1951 Ask for Ron

Apartments for Lease in Wears Valley Quiet and Easy Access. We also have some houses for rent. East Tennessee Realty Group

$600/mo. + Sec. Dep. water & sewer incl. W/D Hookup, Pet Policy

2BD/2BA APARTMENT

550/month

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693 ROOMS FOR RENT

601 TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT

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The Mountain Press Â&#x2039; Sunday, October 25, 2009 697 CONDO RENTALS

698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS Sevierville doublewide. 2BR $550 + deposit. No pets. 933-6544

$99 move in Special + Deposit 1 Condo left 2BR/2BA with Pool Access Contact Kim 654-2850

699 HOME RENTALS $700 to $1000+. Wanda Galli Realty Exec. 680-5119 or 774-4307.

2 BDR in Gatlinburg, W/D Hook-ups, jacuzzi, pool access 1,150 Sq. Ft. in Chalet Village $650 Month (865) 850-2312

***3BR 2BA Seymour. Like new. $1100 mth. 5BR 3BA Sevierville. Has perfect in-law quarters $1200 mth. 548-5577

698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

1BR Gatlinburg Trolley Rt. No Pets. $500 1st & Last.$500 Damage 453-8852

NICE, CLEAN IN KODAK

3 BD / 2 BA 4 MILES FROM EXIT 407 $700/MONTH & DEPOSIT. NO PETS. 865-712-5238, 865-705-9096

BEAUTIFUL 2-3 BEDROOM HOMES STARTING AT

$495/MO

CALL PINE KNOB

865-933-0504

Sevier County

Kodak

very nice late model double wide on corner lot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath,

2BR/2BA $465 C H/A & decks No Pets

$625/month Straw Plains, late model 2 bedroom 1 bath singlewide,

865-368-6602

$350/mo (865)933-9775 for all rentals visit: www.rentalhouseonline.com

OPEN HOUSE 15 Homes to view

RENT NO MORE! RENTERS, LET YOUR RENT BE YOUR DOWN PAYMENT!

New Rental Energy Eff. GeoThermal H/A, Gated, Pvt. On 2.8 Acres, Mt. View! 2BR/2BA plus Attic BR, fp, furnished. Ref Required. Credit Check. Courtyard Seperation.

$875 mo. 1st & last deposit water & sewer no charge and cantilever barn.

865-453-0086

(865) 428-7747 Cell: 207-2719 Optional Connected In-Law Apt. (Extra Charge)

2BR 1BA mobile home on Indian Gap Cir. 933-5509 or 7552402

New Homes for Rent. 3BR/2BA starting at $700 - $850 & $1000 per month. No pets. 865-850-3874

2BR 2BA singlewide in good condition. $450 mth 2BR 2BA singlewide 70 ft $500 mth. + damage dep. Near exit 407. No pets. 865-397-7140.

2BR 1BA Pigeon Forge Carport, deck, private neighborhood, washer/dryer, central h/a. $725 mth. 1st, last & deposit. 1 yr lease. No indoor pets. 865654-4514

3BR 1.5BA Kodak area. $475 mth $475 dep. No pets. 382-4199.

50 plus. Immaculate 3BD/2BA, Carport quiet MH Pk. Conv. to 66 and I40 $650 a mo. 382-6133

2BR house in Gatlinburg for rent. Call 436-5385 or 8507256

Kodak Immaculate 2BR/2BA. Mtn view. Quiet. $575 mth. 865-429-3082

3BR 1BA $650 mth City water, sewer. 2BR 1BA $550 mth. Both have $500 deposits. Allensville Ridge. 689-2181.

PF 2BR 1.5BA Well Water. C/H. No utilities included. $120 a week. 2352198 or 318-1930

3BR 2.5BA 2 car garage, mtn & river views. $1000 mth 1st last & sec. 865932-2147 or 386689-4514

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3BR 2BA houses for rent by owner. In Sevierville $775 865-258-8966

Seymour Country Setting 2BR/1BA w/loft. No Pets $650 mo 428-4073

3BR 2BA Located in Gatlinburg. Close to pkwy. Available Now. $850 mth 727-776-1987.

Two cabins for residential rental between Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge in Sky Harbor Development. Very nice & completely furnished. 1BR $600 mth, 2BR $700 mth 1 yr lease required. No subleasing. 423-2461500.

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P.F home $1700/mth. 2/1 Condo Gatlinburg. $1100/mth. More rentals Pristine Realty 453-6389 or Hannah 556-2150.

A Perfect Location 1 Block off Pkwy, near Walmart. 2BR/1BA Double Carport, Sun room, extra storage. Nonsmoking Environment. No Pets please. $745 mo/yr lease. 453-5396 Below Market Lease IF you have excellent credit, references and No pets. 3BR/2BA Brick Rancher, Cherokee Hills Seymour $800 a month. 503-320-8500 For rent in Sevierville: 4BR 2BA & bonus room. No pets. $900 mth. Call 654-6898 or 4280769 Furnished House for Rent 1 blk from Pky Gatlinburg. Great location 865-274-2637

Wears Valley 3BR 2BA Private driveway, 2 car garage, secluded. $900 mth + security 865-9083145 or 321-9606506

All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-6699777, The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Gatlinburg Cobbly Nob 2BR 2BA, all appl. fp Hot tub, mountain view $900 mth. 423-487-5020

Large home on lake for lease in Kodak area. Minutes from Exit 407. 4BR 4+ BA, large deck, 2 fireplaces. $2000 per mth. 850-2487 Like New 3/2 2 car garage. Mtn view. 1st last & dam. Some pets. Call Terri Williams at Remax Prime Properties 865-556-4111/865428-1828 LOVELY CONTEMPORARY HOME, Pretty Setting, 2 or 3BR, loft w/ wet bar, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, garage, 1 mile off 66. $1200 mth References required. NO PETS. 1st, last & sec. Call Rebecca 865-621-6615 New, super clean, upscale, 3BR 3BA, 3 car garage, waterfront home off route 66 for lease. $1495 mth Call 388-9656. PF Small 1BR $95 weekly. Well Water. Sevierville Small 1BR $90 weekly. Utilities not included. 235-2198 or 318-1930 PF/Gatlinburg Cabin 3BR 2BA 2 kitchens, 2 living areas. 654-8507. Pigeon Forge 2BR 2BA Swimming pool access, fireplace, on creek. No pets. Credit references. $750-800 414-6611.

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New Townhomes 2 BD/2 BA Excellent View FHA, USDA Approved $105,000 Call Kim Sheets (865) 387-7717

BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; COSBY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Private retreat w/1822 sq ft, 3 br, 2 ba on 3â &#x201E;4 acre lot. Priced @ $150,000. Special financing available. Dagan Greene, 922-5500. Webb Properties.

BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Very nice, 4 yr old, 3 br, 2 ba home w/special financing available. Only $90,000. Brittany LeTourneau, 9225500. Webb Properties.

BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NEAR DOLLYWOOD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Upscale, resort 1 br condo. Fully furnished, many amenities. Listed @ $175,000, but accepting offers. Bruce Webb, 865/922-5500. Webb Properties.

BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; COSBY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Huge 3 br, 2 ba, 3 yr old doublewide on 1.38 ac. Great buy @ $89,900! Dagan Greene, 865/9225500. Webb Properties.

Cabin By Owner 2 Levels, 2 Kit, 3BA, 3BR, 2300 sq ft. Close in City of Pigeon Forge yet secluded. $245,900. 865-898-9591 FORECLOSURE SALE 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in Kodak area. Financing Available. Call 865-604-3565 for appointment.

Nice 3BD/3BA house, approx 2,000 sq ft, 5 Star TVA rating. Large living rm., lg Kitchen 2 garages, Mountain View & some Lake view. Asking $229,000. Call Fred 865-4283766

Pigeon Forge. Nice. Newly remodeled. 3 B R 2 B A $159,900 obo. 385-9530

REDUCED Owner Financed on the river. NEAR TITANTIC. 3-1.5 new carpet and Pergo flooring, new counter top, new paint, central H/A. $5000 down $154,000 6% for 30 years. Current total payment $1020 monthly. 1400 sq ft. 423318-9064 or 865806-0702.

Waterfront Just completed upscale 3BR 3BA 3 car garage. On 1 acre off rt 66. Beautiful home or Business $299,000 Limited Owner Financing possible. Call 3889656

Windswept Sub. Beautiful 4BR home. Fireplace, in ground pool. $399,000. 865908-8508 or 7120366

712 OPEN HOUSE Open House Sunday Oct. 25 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm 1048 Old Dandridge PK Strawberry Plains

829 MANUFACTURED HOME SALES

16x72 2+2 Fltwd Price includes delivery & set up $10,900. 933-6544

Forgety Farm Estate 2 Houses & up to 33 acres 1st time on market! Spacious custom built home w/5 acres $299,000 in Jefferson & Sevier counties with additional acreage available. Home offers over 3,300 sf w/3 BR, 3.5 BA, lots of extra touches including a canning kitchen. Room for horses and only 3 miles from Sevierville city limits & exit 407. Property is on Hwy 139 approx 1 mile off of US 25/70. Hosts: Ed Mathews 865216-9955 or Ron McElroy 865-2570452

3BD/2BA With Land I will ďŹ nance!

Beautiful above average 16x80. $27,750. For info: 591-7177

908 ATV SALES 2007 Red 450 Yamaha Rhino. Excellent shape with approx 60 hrs on engine. $5500. 865-9083785. 943 AUTOMOBILE SALES 1995 Honda Accord EX $3000 good condition 712-3280

1997 HONDA Accord, 4 cyl., 5 sp. AC, 4 dr., looks & runs good. $3195. Call 865-607-6542.

837 CAMPER SALES 2006 K-Z Jag 32JSS Slide out travel trailer w/warranty til March 2010. $12,000 Firm. 2420021. Can be seen at Powder Springs Storage.

Only 3 left! Call Mickey (865) 453-0086

CLAYTON HOMES 1751 WinďŹ eld Dunn Pkwy Sevierville, TN 37862

2004 SATURN ION2, AT, 4cyl, AC, PW, PDL, cruise, keyless entry, new tires. 68,000 miles, nice car, $5995. Call 865-607-6542. 945 TRUCK SALES 1999 Chevy S-10 94K miles. Excellent shape. $4500. 865-908-3785

Sacrifice. 2003 Sonoma. Ext. cab. Autoair, low mileage. $7300. 865-6045050.

714 LOTS FOR SALE 2 Adjoining Wooded lots on dead end street. Near park boundaries in Gatlinburg. $40,000 for both. Owner/ Agent. 423-2310307. 721 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Commercial or Residential Small House in Sevierville. Ideal for small business. 8502487. 722 BUSINESS BUILDINGS 4 office rentals + large garage. S. Blvd Way $249,000. 933-6544 724 REAL ESTATE WANTED Small Church Looking for a Building Call Pastor Lux 865774-3074

6 ACRES ON LITTLE RIVER

BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HARTFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spacious, open floor plan, cedar sided cabin home w/2 br, 1.5 ba on 5 acres next to Cherokee National Forest. Many features. Special financing available, only $130,000. Dagan Greene, 865/9225500. Webb properties. BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; KODAK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 br, 2 ba, partially finished bsmt, 2 car garage. Many features. Needs some repairs, but only $99,900! Dagan Greene, 922-5500. Webb Properties.

BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SEVIERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 br, 2 ba, 9 yr old, 2 story home in private setting. A beautiful retreat with TLC. Special financing available. Bargain priced @ $85,000. Dagan Greene, 865/922-5500. Webb Properties.

EAGLE CREEK LANDING

Reduced to Sell! Was $189,900. NOW

829 MANUFACTURED HOME SALES

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711 CONDOS FOR SALE

HUD PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE

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710 HOMES FOR SALE

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YOUR OWN BED & BREAKFAST Custom built English Country Classic with 900 ft. on Little River. This charming home offers great vistas of Little River from every room. 3 spacious Bedrooms plus a huge master suite. 3.5 baths. 3 brick ďŹ replaces. Slate, brick, and hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors throughout. Gourmet kitchen with island & breakfast room. All main level rooms have rich hardwood beams in ceilings. Screened porch. Outdoor stone patio. 3 car garage. Detached heated & cooled workshop. Very private with gated entry. Your own private retreat just minutes away from Sevierville, Maryville, and Knoxville. Only $695,000 Dean-Smith Realty (865) 588-5000 Call John Gillespie for your private showing.

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The Mountain Press ◆ Sunday, October 25, 2009

State ranks high in school nutrition sales From Submitted Reports NASHVILLE — Tennessee is among the 10 best states in the percentage of schools that did not sell less nutritious food and beverages last year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Coming on the heels of Child Health Week and its focus on raising awareness of the issue of childhood obesity in Tennessee, this news reflects encouraging

progress,” said Gov. Phil Bredesen. “We are excited to receive this recognition from the CDC and know it is important to continue to support our Coordinated School Health initiative in improving the nutritional environment for all students,” Education Commissioner Timothy Webb said. n The percentage of schools that did not sell soda or fruit juice that was not 100 percent juice increased from 26.7 per-

cent in 2006 to 74 percent in 2008. Tennessee is now second in the nation. n The percentage of schools that did not sell sports drinks increased from 18.1 percent in 2006 to 66.1 percent in 2008. Tennessee is now first in the nation. n In 2008, 64.7 percent of schools did not sell junk food (soft drinks, fruit juice that was not 100 percent juice, candy and baked goods) in vending machines, school stores, canteens or snack

bars. Tennessee ranks sixth in the nation in this category. “The incredible rate of improvement in school providing healthier food choices for students is directly linked to the efforts of Coordinated

School Health officials in each school system throughout our state,” said Connie Hall Givens, executive director of the Office of Coordinated School Health. “Coordinators help to create partner-

ships and collect critical data such as body mass index and School Health Profiles.” For more information on the CDC report, visit www.cdc.gov/mmwr/ preview/mmwrhtml/ mm5839a4.htm.

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Maryville College official named Lambuth leader From Submitted Reports MARYVILLE — Bill Seymour, vice president for administrative services at Maryville College, has been named president of Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn. The announcement was made following a vote of the university’s board of trustees. “Lambuth University is excited about Dr. Seymour being elected president of this institution,” said chairman Michael Keeney. “We believe he is committed to the small-college, liberal arts education and possesses the leadership qualities that will enable him to provide stability to Lambuth for years to come.” Seymour expects to begin his new job in early November. Founded in 1843, Lambuth is a liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Current enrollment is approximately 650. “Becoming a president has been a professional goal of mine, and I’m excited to have this opportunity,” he said. “At Maryville College, we teach our students a lot about vocation and calling. Higher education is my vocation, and I’m pleased to be called to this new opportunity to serve as president of

Lambuth University.” Hired at Maryville College in 1995 as vice president and dean of students, Seymour is the longestserving Seymour vice president under President Gerald Gibson. He came to Maryville from Wesley College in Dover, Del., where he was dean of students for four years. He was also dean of student life at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, for three years. He holds a Ph.D. in higher and adult education and M.Ed. degree in counseling and personnel services, both from the University of MissouriColumbia. He earned his bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Oswego. “I invite the campus to join me in congratulating Dr. Bill Seymour on being named president of Lambuth University,” Gibson wrote in a memo distributed to the campus. “Bill has served on the Maryville College Cabinet during a period of great progress, and I am deeply grateful for his contributions over so many years to the advancement of this college.”

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The Mountain Press for October 25, 2009

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