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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 300 ■ October 27, 2010 ■ ■ 75 Cents


Expansion at Titanic under way


By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

5The ‘Army’ needs volunteers Bell-ringers sought as agency prepares for the holidays LOCAL, Page A3

PIGEON FORGE — Work has apparently begun to expand the offerings at the Titanic Museum Attraction just months after the facility open, with a project to finish out the third floor of the structure under way. Developer Jon Joslyn says

contractors have begun to rough-in the space that will soon serve as an events and meeting space, complete with a serving area for caterers. The area seems likely to be open in time for Christmas gatherings, with Joslyn hoping it will become a popular offering for both local and out-of-the-area businesses to hold events.

Word of the plans for the popular, ship-shaped diversion first came out over the summer as the Pigeon Forge Planning Commission considered a request to make a small addition on the back of the building. That space would have held an elevator to access the third floor, though work on it has not begun, Joslyn says.

Instead, those who use the facility will be taken to it by an elevator inside the exhibit that goes to the third floor, which is not part of the regular tour offerings at Titanic. The building was constructed with the unfinished space to allow for future expansion, Joslyn explains. However, offiSee TITANIC, Page A5

Double fatality

Former Carter patients testify

5Conflicting views?

But staffers are contradictory

Haslam support of guns at businesses doesn’t jive with Pilot policy

By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

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Pigeon Forge in regional tourney Lady Tigers lose 7-1, eliminated by CAK Page A8

Weather Today Partly Cloudy High: 72°

Tonight Partly Cloudy Low: 48° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Larney L. Whaley, 66 Wahletha Cofer, 75 Debra Smith, 47 Hazel Maples, 91 Vera Fox, 87 Dennis Kappel, 73 Gaveta Chaney, 93 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . A1-A6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . A18 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . A8-A11 Classifieds . . . . . . A13-15 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A16 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A16 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . A17 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A17

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The first responders to the scene check for signs of life after an afternoon wreck on Chapman Highway southbound, about 100 yards from the Sevierville city limits. The 1999 Oldsmobile Delta 88 left the road in a straight away and went into the ditch hitting a culvert and flipping. The elderly couple inside died instantly. The vehicle had Knox County tags and the victims were wearing seat belts. Tennessee Highway Patrol, Sevier County Sheriff’s Department. rescue squad, Sevier County VFD., and ambulance service responded. As of press time Tuesday, officials had not released names of the victims.

SEVIERVILLE — The second day of Dr. Rodney Carter’s hearing before an administrative law judge was reminiscent of his criminal trial, with former patients testifying about alleged inappropriate contact by the doctor and staff members from his clinic contradicting the patients. A jury acquitted Carter earlier this year of charges of rape and sexual assault involving male patients at his clinic, but his license to practice medicine remains suspended until the Board of Medical Examiners resolves his status. While he has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing, the board is examining whether his actions violated guidelines for doctors. See CARTER, Page A5

Robinson continues to question WSCC donation City finances worry Forge commissioner By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — The battle lines were already clearly drawn coming into the City Commission meeting, but that didn’t stop discussion of a gift to Walters State

Community College exploding into a debate that ranged from pending lawsuits to funding a new wastewater plant. Though four of the board’s members already expressed support for giving $200,000 to the school to obtain an $8 million grant from the state, that did nothing to shorten the debate led by Commissioner Randal Robinson, the only official to

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question the move. Reading from a story in Monday’s Mountain Press, Robinson dismissed assurances from other officials that the city is on solid ground. He contends the city is $260 million in debt and cannot afford to make the contribution. “I’m 100 percent for giving money to Walters State of any other worthy organization,”

Robinson said. “But I don’t see how we can just give away $200,000 if we can’t pay our debts.” Robinson contends the city owes $260 million, but only has $32 million in reserves. He’s used the same argument in past fights; the other officials say he’s wrong. See ROBINSON, Page A5

National Samoyed championship

By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — A local car dealership is apparently closing within the next few days, though one person in its management hints the business may get new life. Just about six months ago the business’ namesake died, and now his son confirms Larry Hill GMC is closing. “We are only going to be open through the end of the month,” Jeff Hill said Tuesday. “There is a bit more going on behind the scenes, though.” Hill said he couldn’t discuss details, citing a confidentiality agreement. However, he did say there would be a “joint announcement” made between Larry Hill’s owners and another group before the end of the week. A salesman was telling customers at the site Tuesday that there is an “acquisition” in the works. Larry Hill piloted the dealership from 1982 See DEALDERSHIP, Page A4

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Louanne Burrows, of Savannah, Ga., guides her dog Flurry through a jumping agility course during the Samoyed Club of America National Specialty championship in Pigeon Forge.

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Church plans alternative Halloween Submitted Report PIGEON FORGE — As an alternative for families to traditional Halloween, The Church of the Way will hold the second annual free “God’s Country Celebration� Sunday at the Miracle Theater. The event will be from noon to 9 p.m. It features 11 bands, five singers, two rappers, two drama teams, 16 testimonies, seven onstage pastors, an author, gospel music, a skateboard group, clogging, children’s games, a youth tent, a prayer tent and more. Among the groups scheduled to appear is Bone Prophet, which entertained at the first “God’s Country� Festival in Jefferson City. His Song will perform at 6 p.m. as well as Michael Jason Frost, a cast member of both “The Miracle� and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat� shows at the theater. A DVD recording of the event will take place. Other entertainment: Down

South Disciples, Radical Remanant International, Haley Horn, Justin and Stacy Breeden, Jon-Do, Nathan Head of the Miracle Theater, skateboarder demonstrations, Mossy Creek Dixieland Jazz Band, Joe and BJ Spicer, Eye2Sky, Life Him Up, Chad Chambers, Mercy’s Rain, 3DDrama Ministries, Ace Infiniti, Jeremy Vanderloop, John and Sharon Sutton, Paula Michele, and BRIM. For more information visit or e-mail to or info@ “We want to present this as an alternative to trick or treating,� said Gwen Ford of God’s Country. The Rev. Wayne Cook of the Church of the Way said, “Our prayer for God’s Country 2010 is to touch, change, improve, motivate and create the best environment for Christian fellowship so that we can make a difference in this world. We want to honor God above anything else.� His Song received its first Dove

Award nomination in 2009 for Album of the Year. It had three 2009 Singing News top 10 songs. Frost leads music at The Church of the Way most Sundays. He recorded his first solo album in 2009, “Sing Like It’s the Last Time.� For the Halloween night concert, children are encouraged to dress in costume. The child with the most creative biblical costume will win a prize. Children also may ride camels for free. According to Cook, there will be a worship tent set up with speakers giving testimonies. They will be collecting clothing, shoes, personal hygiene items, household items and food. They community may bring items on Sunday. The Church of the Way is a new fellowship that meets at the Miracle Theater on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Cook was called to Pigeon Forge in September 1995 as minister of education and outreach at a local church, where he served for over 11 years.

Ripley’s Aquarium holding trick-or-treat carnival Submitted Report GATLINBURG — A trick-or-treat carnival sponsored by the city and Ripley’s Aquarium will be held from noon-3 p.m. Sunday at the aquarium

plaza downtown. The event includes contests, costumed characters, inflatables, candy and a bounce house. Those who attend can dance to “Thriller� and other Halloween

tunes. Officials from the Gatlinburg Police and Fire departments wll be on hand with safety tips and demonstrations. Special guests include Tennessee Smokies mascots Diamond and Slugger,

the Knoxville Zoo’s red panda and beaver, Bubba Gump’s shrimp Louie, Sharky, Zeno the Bear and more. Gatlinburg merchants will not be giving out candy on Saturday.

Sevierville to kick off Winterfest on Nov. 8 Submitted Report SEVIERVILLE — Sevierville will be the first to kick off Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual Music, Lights & Magic event on Nov. 8 at the Municipal Complex. This free event annually draws around 6,000 spectators for free food, children’s games, fireworks and more. The event runs from 3-8 p.m. This year’s Music, Lights & Magic event will again

include new elements, such as Santa’s Workshop where children can create ornaments and crafts, decorate cookies and have their faces painted. Crowd favorites such as synchronized lighting displays, hot chocolate, apple cider and fireworks will be back. Other event highlights include photo opportunities with Santa Claus, carnival games and inflatable bounce attractions/ Sevierville city services will also provide children’s activities such

as Patches & Pumper (a miniature fire truck driven by a remote controlled Dalmatian), an emergency response team display and free cable-style gun locks provided. Eagle’s Landing Golf Club will operate a chipping course. Bloomie the Pig and other area mascots will also make appearances and participate in a special “Mascot Dance Off� at the end of the night. Currently scheduled entertainment includ-

Cocke County bridge reopens Submitted Report COCKE COUNTY — Tennessee Department of Transportation has formally opened and re-dedicated the Major J.T. Huff Bridge on U.S. Highway 25/70 (State Route 9) in the Bridgeport community. The new concrete bridge replaces the original fourspan steel-through truss structure built in 1933. The old bridge was only 20 feet wide, was classified as structurally deficient and was posted with a weight limit, so in 2007 TDOT started work to replace the aging structure. The new bridge is more than twice the width with two 12-foot lanes and two 10-foot shoulders.

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ed Elizabeth Williams School of Dance, Donna’s Majorettes, The Miracle Theater, Cirque de Chine and more. In its 21st year, Sevierville’s Winterfest Celebration is now lit with 100 percent LED lighting. Winterfest is celebrated throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The four-month celebration features millions of lights displayed through Feb. 28.

arrests Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

u Vince Edward Blair, 47, of 10516 Chapman Highway #2 in Seymour, was charged Oct. 25 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Anthony Joseph Howard, 22, of 5019 Henry Town Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 25 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Christine Lynn Marshall, 45, of 5265 Mathis Branch road in Cosby, was charged Oct. 26 with public intoxication. She was being held. u Anita M. McWhorter, 30, of Knoxville, was charged Oct.. 26 with possession of a schedule III substance and possession of a schedule IV substance. She was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond. u Johnny Eugene Miller, 36, of 955 Jamesena Miller Road in Pigeon

Forge, was charged Oct. 25 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Christina Lynn Romero, 40, of 220 Conner Heights #3 in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 26 with assault. She was being held in lieu of $2,200 bond. u John Howard Siewert, 32, of 409 Coyote Peak Way in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 25 with violation of probation. He was released on $2,500 bond. u Richard Thomas Stinson, 44, of 432 Park Road #17 in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 26 with aggravated burglary. He was being held in lieu of $40,000 bond. u Elmer Kenneth Taulbee, 56, of 451 Mill Creek Road 4 in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 26 with public intoxication. He was being held.

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Alzheimer’s workshop Monday will be informative for caregivers BY ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer

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‘Army’ gears up for holidays; call goes out for bell-ringers By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer The Salvation Army is gearing up for the annual red kettle campaign that is crucial to its ability to serve thousands of Sevier County residents in need each year. As it does, the nonprofit is looking for local folks and groups who would be willing to pick up the ubiquitous bells that call people to help out their neighbors through most of November and December. The effort of ringing those bells to draw donations in the red kettles starts Nov. 15 and runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day through Christmas Eve. Even just the contribution of an hour one of those days can go a long way toward helping the agency provide a plethora of social services, the Sevierville Corps commander Lt. Justin Caldwell says. “We can’t do what we do without these volunteers,” he explains. “Volunteers are the army that keeps the Army going. For every hour we have volunteers ringing, that’s more money we have to serve people.” The Army, the national organization of which is year after year recognized by Money magazine as the best charity because it uses more of its contributions for actual social services than any other agency, will have kettles and ringers stationed at 21 spots around the county this year. Those include grocery stores, Walmart and even the Belz outlet mall in Pigeon Forge. The numbers the local Army organization has seen throughout the past few years are staggering, and only reinforce the need for a successful kettle campaign. It gave out 550 baskets of food at Thanksgiving to folks in

need last year, a significant increase over previous years. Likewise, the group served an astounding 700 children through its angel tree program in 2009, a program that provides two new outfits and a couple toys to children who might pass the holidays without a single present otherwise. Even that pales in comparison to what Caldwell expects the agency will be called on to do this year, though. “We’ve had so many calls it’s almost frightening. I’m expecting we’re going to have 700 or 800 families sign up for Thanksgiving baskets and I have no idea how many children we’ll serve at Christmas,” he says. “I say it’s almost frightening, but I’m not worried because I truly believe, once people hear about the need, they’ll step up and help.” In addition to those two seasonal programs, the Army works throughout the year to help people who find themselves in desperate situations. Through donations from the kettles and the community, the group helps people keep the heat

and lights on through the Smoky Mountain winter, provides character-building programs for children, and assists communities when disaster strikes, among a lengthy list of other programs. This year, the local group also added a baby pantry that provides supplies to parents who find themselves unable to provide for their children, filling in gaps left by government programs. It did so thanks to the generosity of local people during last year’s kettle campaign. “The funding we get from the kettles gets us through the whole year,” Caldwell says. “For some of the bigger corps like Knoxville it’s not as big a deal. It may be something like 20 or 30 percent of their budgets. For us, it’s about half of everything we’ll raise in the year and without it we would have to cut so much. It’s crucial.” For more information on the campaign or to volunteer, call the Salvation Army’s office at 908-4014. n

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SEVIERVILLE — The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Workshop is set for 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday at First United Methodist Church. The training workshop is to educate professional and family caregivers on Alzheimer’s disease and give useful information concerning dementia care. After completing the training, participants should have a better understanding of the disease, its process and available treatments; practical tips for caring for the individual with dementia; and insight into maintaining a healthy spiritual life. “The workshops are beneficial,” said Sevierville resident Alma Curtis, who was a caregiver for her sister before she entered an assisted living home. “You can get a lot of questions answered. Support groups are also a big help — people can really relate to one another.” Curtis, the youngest of three siblings, said her sister was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s around four years ago. “I had a brother who also had symptoms, but I wasn’t caring for him on a day-today basis,” she said. “My sister lived next door to me, and there was a lady who stayed with her during the day. I would put her medicine out and monitor if she took it or not. “I made sure she ate, because she wouldn’t get hungry and would forget to eat. I also helped her with her financial matters.” Her sister’s husband, a retired ophthalmologist, died in 2006. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease shortly afterward.

“She was confused, forgetful and hid things, like her purse. I suppose in her mind, she thought someone would get it,” Curtis said. “She started hiding it in the same place, but then she got smart and hid it different places, so it was harder to find. “She was in denial (about her disease). She would tell me, ‘Well, you forget things, too!’” Curtis said with a laugh. “I said, ‘Well, yes, I do.’” She took her sister’s car away, concerned that she would drive out somewhere and forget where she was. “That was tough. She was really depressed about that and the loss of her husband.” After she suffered a stroke, she received therapy. At that time Curtis began looking into assisted living homes. Her sister moved to a new community in April. “She was still in denial when she had her stroke, but now I think she’s happier — I think she forgot about a lot of things (that depressed her),” Curtis said. When she first began caring for her sister, Curtis started attending an Alzheimer’s Caregiver support group, one of the first formed in Sevier County at the old hospital. “You get something different out of the workshop and the support group. The workshop is more technical — you have doctors and social workers who come and speak. The support group is more personal, people sharing their experiences.” Topics for Monday’s Caregiver workshop include Alzheimer’s Disease overview and research highlights; legal issues, such as power of attor-

ney, Medicaid update and Medicare frauds; caregiver stress and burnout; and “Family Dynamics: Birth Order and Caregiving.” Keynote speaker is Lee Wilson, who has more than 18 years of experience in directing clinical services and community education. He is known for developing and facilitating family caregiver support groups for the community. Other speakers include George Doebler, special adviser to University of Tennessee Medical Center Pastoral Care Services; Dr. John Dougherty, director of the UT Medical Center Cole Neuroscience Center; Kelly Frere, certified elder law attorney; and Evelyn Taylor-McNamara, Chandler House spiritual and grief counselor. General registration is $40 for healthcare professionals and $20 for family caregivers. Advanced registration is required and seating is limited. The fee includes materials, refreshments and lunch. Registration and fees will be accepted by mail, fax or online at Curtis’ sister will be 86 years old in December. Curtis believes the medicine she is on is helping to slow down progress of Alzheimer’s. Most importantly, her sister seems happy. “She still likes to sing, and she remembers some things from when we were young.” To other caregivers and loved ones of Alzheimer’s patients, she offers this advice: “Seek education — learn all you can about the disease. The know you more about something, the more you can help.” n

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In Memoriam

Larney Leo Whaley

Wahletha Price Cofer

Larney Leo Whaley, age 66 of Gatlinburg, passed away Monday, October 25, 2010 after a two-year, hard-fought battle with lung cancer. He was a member of the Whaley family of Greenbrier and a lifelong resident of Gatlinburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and he worked for 36 years as the manager of the Holiday Parking Lot. Known as “Papa” to the grandsons with whom he adored spending time, he was a devoted father and grandfather and will be loved and missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Lincoln and Cora Lee Whaley. Survivors include his wife of 40 years Claudene Whaley; son David Whaley; daughter Marilyn Seabolt and husband Thomas; grandchildren John and Jack Seabolt; sister Pat Trentham; and brother Albert Whaley. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Parton officiating. Interment will follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

Wahletha Price Cofer, age 75, of Eden Prairie, MN will be deeply missed as she went to be with the Lord October 24, 2010. She was preceded in death by parents, Ennis E. Price, Sr. and Sarah Kerley Price of Sevier County and 6 siblings, and survived by a devoted and loving family; husband of 53 years, Marvin; daughter, Cindy (Randy) of Eden Prairie; son, Tim (Jodi) of Glenview, IL; grandchildren Avery and Alex of Eden Prairie; Dylan and Austin of Glenview, IL and one sister, Faye Frye of Greenville, as well as many other relatives. Wahletha was a deeply loved wife, mother and grandmother and will be remembered by family and friends around the world for her genuine kindness, Christian values and radiant smile. Wahletha was born in Sevier County, TN and graduated from East Tennessee State University. She enjoyed living in MN, TN, SC, Italy and Belgium before moving from White Bear Lake, MN to Eden Prairie in 1996. Wahletha maintained lifelong pride in her Sevier County roots and always enjoyed visiting many close family members. Funeral Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at Washburn McReavy Chapel, Mitchell Road; Eden Prairie; (952) 975-0400. Interment in the Eden Prairie Cemetery, 8810 Eden Prairie Road following the funeral. If desired, Memorials to Alzheimer’s Assn. or Fairview Home Care and Hospice of Minnesota.


Dennis G. Kappel Dennis G. Kappel, 73 of Seymour, died at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Sunday morning, Oct. 24, 2010. He was a member of St. Joseph the Carpenter Episcopal Church. Survivors: wife, Carol; eight children; 20-plus grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law; sister-in-law; motherin-law, Betty. A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph the Carpenter Episcopal Church Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Robert P. Henley officiating. Cremation services provided by McCarty Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, 607 Wall Street, Sevierville, TN 774-2950.

In Memoriam

Vera B. O’Dell Fox

Gaveta Chaney Gaveta Chaney, 93 of Sevierville, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at LeConte Medical Center. Survivors: sister, Velma (Joe) Samples of White Pine; sister-inlaw, Lillian Denton of Sevierville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rawlings Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:30 till 7:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Brewer and Rev, Ken Lambert will officiate. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Fox Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Fox Cemetery, c/o J. B. Hodge, 3597 Thomas Cross Road, Sevierville, TN 37876.


until his death in early April. A woman who answered the phone for the repair shop Tuesday told a caller who sought an appointment next week that the shop was closed for the day to complete an inventory, and no one could schedule that appointment. When asked if the mechanics would be back on the job the next day, she said she’s not sure if the project would be done by then and suggested the customer call Volunteer Chevrolet. Volunteer apparently purchased a considerable amount of the equipment from the Larry Hill dealership shop. There were employees in the service department at Larry Hill GMC on Tuesday. Jeff Hill’s comments were the first formal confirmation the business is closing, though there had been other signs. Over the last few days, hauler trucks have taken both new and used vehicles off the lot. The lot was nearly empty Tuesday morning. There was

no indication where the inventory has gone, though reports suggest the cars have been taken to other General Motors dealers. Additionally, the business’ Web site has been taken down, leaving in its place the simple statement, “This URL is not setup within our system.” There are indications some of the employees at the dealership were let go late last week. The land the business sits on is owned by J.S. Eledge Properties, which leases property to several commercial enterprises along Dolly Parton Parkway. When contacted by The Mountain Press Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the group said she doesn’t know anything about changes in the lease agreement with the car dealership. n

Vera B. O’Dell Fox, age 87 of Kodak, TN passed away Monday, October 25, 2010. She was a member of the Kodak United Methodist Church and was retired from Swaggerty Sausage Co. after 37 years of service. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul Fox; parents, Horace and Lockie O’Dell; brothers, Ray, Clifford and Burnett O’Dell; nephew, Johnny O’Dell. She is survived by her son, Roy Fox; sisters-in-law, Barbara O’Dell and Freda O’Dell Hodges and husband, Kenny; nieces, Patsy Wyatt and husband Glenn and Tonja O’Dell; several cousins and many friends. Graveside funeral services, Thursday, 11:30 a.m. at Henry Crossroads Cemetery with Rev. Rowland Buck officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Henry’s Crossroad Cemetery Fund, c/o of Roy Swann, 830 Kyker Ferry Rd., Kodak, TN 37764. Family will receive friends, Wednesday evening, 5 to 7 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.

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Debra Sue Smith 47, passed away Saturday Oct. 23, 2010 at LeConte Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents: Jack and Yuonne Hughes. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Smith of Knoxville; son, Daniel Smith of Knoxville; brother, Jackie Hughes of Sevierville; nephews, Ben, Matt and Josh Hughes; three greatnephews. A memorial will be held at a later date. Rawlings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. n

In Memoriam

Hazel Lou Maples

Hazel Lou Maples, age 91 of Sevierville, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Mrs. Maples was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge and was a loyal volunteer for Ft. Sanders Sevier/LeConte Medical Center for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Maples and great-grandsons Lucas and Connor Gill. She is survived by her daughters and sonsin-law Charlotte and Bill Maples, Bobbie Pierce, Bennie and David Jenkins, Betty and Bill Robertson; grandchildren Lewis Maples, Susan Veal and husband David, Alan Pierce and wife Joyce, Cindy Davis and husband Tim, Tommi Gill and husband Jon; great-grandchildren Chip Veal, Leah and Adam Pierce, Ashleigh Musgrove and husband Michael, Zac Tarwater, Wesley and Leslie Davis, Heath, Madison and Isabella Gill; great-great-granddaughters Kinsley and Kyleigh Hammer; brothers and sisters-in-law Wayne and Imogene Gray, Jimmy and Mae Gray; sister Mae Loveday; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Pigeon Forge, P.O. Box 98, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37868. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Cook and Rev. Tim Donohoo officiating. A eulogy will be given by Mike Smelcer. Interment 10 a.m. Friday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens with her grandsons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n


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That’s because, for one thing, they have an issue with Robinson’s math. “That’s fuzzy math,� Commissioner David Wear told him at Monday’s meeting. Robinson is adding the cost of a planned new wastewater plant to existing debt, and the cost of what he says is a $150 million court judgment against the city and a $10 million lawsuit related to that earlier case. However, city attorney Jim Gass pointed out the details of that first suit are still being debated and the latter hasn’t been settled yet, so there’s no guarantee the city will owe anything. Further, others on the commission say Robinson’s contention is absurd because he views debt as something that must be paid now, rather than something that can be spread out over years or decades to help the city afford major projects. “When I went to build my house, I didn’t have all the money to pay for it right away. I had to borrow it,� Mayor Keith Whaley said. Wear asked City Recorder Dennis Clabo to list the credits to the



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city’s financial situation, including that $32 million reserve and better-thanexpected tax receipts so far this year, before railing against Robinson’s argument. “I can’t imagine why anybody would have to defend helping (Walters State) and helping our local kids have access to cheap higher education right in our own backyard,� Wear said. “I did my homework on this. I called the counselors down at the high school. They said 40 percent of the kids from there go to Walters State after they graduate, and that’s not counting the single moms and dads who have the chance to go there and better their lives.� Wear argued the city does have the money to make the gift and, in fact, can’t afford not to make what he calls “our investment� in the school. “The purpose of a community is to enhance the quality of life for those in it,� Wear said. “This speaks directly to quality of life. I think it’s our obligation to do it.� In the end, the group voted 4-1 to support the move, with Robinson voting no. During the session, the commissioners also approved: n A bid for fire shelters


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from the Fire Department from The Fire Store at a unit cost of $314 and a total cost of $5,652 n A bid for janitorial and paper supplies for the Building Maintenance Department from Kelsan Inc. at $24,238.83 for the year n A request from Charlie Cobble to use the city’s Teaster Lane parking lot for the 33rd F100 Supernationals Show May 12-14 and the second annual All Chevy Supernationals Show June 16-18 n A proposal for additional survey and easement work for the Dry Fork sewer project from Cannon & Cannon Inc. to address issues with the plan, at a cost of $5,250 n Bids to purchase duty clothing and class A uniforms for the Fire Department from various companies n Submitting a letter of intent to the state Revolving Loan Fund Program to utilize $13 million from their monies for design and construction of a new wastewater treatment plant n Providing $600,000 to match a grant from the Local Parks and Recreation Fund for improvements at City Park. n

consider building a free“We’re not in the restaustanding theater or restaurant or theater business,â€? he 3From Page A1 rant at some point, Joslyn says. indicates that’s not in the cials with the attraction cards for the time-being. n weren’t certain until a few months ago exactly what form that would take. “We considered a simulator and a theater and even a restaurant, but there just wasn’t enough space to do any of that right,â€? he says. “We looked at some really cool stuff, but there just wasn’t the space.â€? Still, Joslyn says he’s excited about what the new space will offer. The area will be perfect for receptions after weddings on the attraction’s replica of the ill-fated ship’s grand staircase and for hosting conventions or other large-scale gatherings, Joslyn says. “We had a group from a human resources company, of all things, come down and want to have an event there already,â€? Joslyn says. “We had to set up a tent for them and it went really well, but this will be a nice opportunity for us to offer groups like that.â€? The area will be built and decorated elegantly in the KT’s Bar & Grill style of the grand oceanliner, complete with coffered ceilPresents ings, Joslyn says. Despite earlier indications that even the plates and menus will Come join us for the last outdoor party of the year carry the Titanic theme, Joslyn says the project isn’t Saturday October 30, 2010 going that far. At least, not yet. 8pm-close “We’ll have to wait and see how it goes and how it’s • Costume Contest received,â€? he says. “I think it • 1/2 price nachos • Great drink prices will be well-received because there aren’t a whole lot of Live music with this type of thing in the city Jimi Holscher & Steve Cummings except for some at a few hotels.â€? 1641 Parkway (Located in the Tanger Five Oaks Mall) Joslyn expects the work Sun.- Thurs. 11am-10pm to be finished around the Fri- Sat 11am-11pm end of November or early December. 865-428-1991 When asked if he might

State threatened by severe weather most of the day Combined Reports Strong windstorms have raced across Tennessee, spawning funnel clouds and bringing high winds. No tornado touchdowns were reported by late afternoon Tuesday as the storms in some super cells passed through Middle Tennessee and into East Tennessee. Some home videos showed


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To that end, the board ordered an administrative law hearing held here before Judge Steve Darnell. Darnell will make findings of fact in the case, and the board will review those in deciding whether Carter violated any of its standards. After that, the board will decide whether he should be reinstated or face other punishment, which could include permanent loss of his license. The hearings are being held in Sevierville so that witnesses won’t have to travel to Nashville. Prosecutor Shiva Bozarth called six of Carter’s former patients to testify about exams given by Carter in which they said they believed he acted inappropriately while performing genital or rectal exams. The patients’ testimony was similar to what they previously said during the criminal trial — that Carter touched them inappropriately with a bare hand during genital exams, or asked them to stimulate themselves while he was preforming a rectal exam or “milking their prostate,� or that he attempted to

what appeared to be funnel clouds. There was no immediate word of any damage in Sevier County. At the height of the storm, nearly 2000 customers were without power in Knox County. Other areas hit with power outages include the Meadowbrook neighborhood of Alcoa, where

400 utility customers were affected, and the White Oak area of LaFollette. Much of Middle Tennessee and parts of East Tennessee were under tornado warnings or watches during the day. Temperatures dropped from the 80s into the 60s or lower as a cold front moved quickly across the state.

stimulate them sexually himself. The patients said there was not a medical assistant or other member of Carter’s staff in the room when the alleged incidents took place. As they did in the criminal trial, members of his staff took the stand to contradict that testimony. Two staff members testified Tuesday, saying they were present for some of the exams and that they didn’t witness any inappropriate behavior by Carter. More staff members are expected to testify for the defense today, along with an expert called by the defense and, possibly, Carter himself. If Carter does testify, it would be his first time speaking publicly about the accusations that surfaced last year, when a

grand jury indicted him on rape and sexual assault charges. His defense has been that the patients mistook normal exams for inappropriate behavior, especially in exams where the patient can be uncomfortable despite the efforts of a professional. n



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Friends of library group planned

A kickoff meeting for the soon-to-be-formed Friends of the King Family Library will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Burchfield Room of the library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call K.C. Williams at 567-4438.



Library collecting personal care items

Pigeon Forge Public Library is collecting personal care items in conjunction with Sevier County Promise and the Family Resource Center. For each donated item, overdue fines will be removed from customer accounts. These items will be collected through Saturday. For more information, call 429-7490.


The Gatlinburg City Commission has scheduled a work session for today. The City Commission will meet at 3 p.m. in meeting room 2 of the Convention Center to hear from Jack Campbell of Walters State Community College about a planned building project for the Sevierville campus. The college is seeking $200,000 from each of the county’s three cities and $400,000 from county government to pay the matching portion of state bond money. GATLINBURG

‘Elegant Affair’ set for Thursday

The Gatlinburg Garden Club presents its second annual “Elegant Affair” concert featuring John Celestin, clarinet; and Peggy Smith, piano, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Wilma Maples, 1821 E. Parkway. Tickets are $30. All proceeds will be used to grant a college scholarship to a Sevier County graduating student who will be studying any of the natural sciences. For more information or tickets, contact Sandi Moersdorf at 436-2164.


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Labor outlook grim for coming year NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce predicts the state will lose thousands of jobs in its goods producing sector over the coming year, and that a post-secondary education will be vital to earn a decent wage. The department’s annual work force report released this week assesses the state of employment opportunity throughout Tennessee’s work force. It shows the state is projected to lose about 15,000 jobs in that area

over the next year because of the poor economy. It also projects an expected loss of more than 14,000 jobs in trade, transportation and utilities. However, the report said the service-providing industry may grow more than 18,000 jobs, the bulk of that expected in the education and health sectors. The report also examined Tennessee’s green energy sector and showed the state has attracted more than $5 billion in investments related to clean energy.

About 6,000 jobs are expected to be created because of those investments. As for wages, the report points out that they are directly related to educational attainment. According to the report, 13 of the 15 highest paying jobs statewide are in health care fields and all of them require college degrees or more. Those with bachelor’s degrees will have a tough time finding work, as well as those with just some postsecondary education,


‘The Big Read’ discussion today

The Sevier County Public Library System is participating in The Big Read, a nationwide project focusesd on one book. The book for this year is Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The library system will be hosting a community book discussion at the King Family Library today at 7 p.m. To participate, pick up copies of the book at King Family Library, Seymour Library or Kodak Library.



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Partly Cloudy

Chicago 61° | 49°

Washington 74° | 65°

High: 72° Low: 48°

Police in Knoxville have charged a school bus driver with DUI and reckless driving after a non-injury crash. WATE-TV quotes a release from police spokesman Darrell DeBusk in reporting 63-year-old Dinah Lynn Patterson McGlothlin of Knoxville was arrested Tuesday morning. Police said the bus she was driving rearended a delivery truck stopped for a traffic signal. Witnesses told police the bus had nearly hit another vehicle and was driven onto a curb before hitting the box truck. There were no children on board and neither driver was reported injured.

Memphis 77° | 54°


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Raleigh 85° | 67°


Atlanta 79° | 65°

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Today is Wednesday, October 27, the 300th day of 2010. There are 65 days left in the year. n Locally a year ago:

For Halloween this year it’s Spiderman, Batman and princesses for the kids and vampires, witches and werewoles for adults. According to the national leading retailer of online Halloween costumes, the top costume for adults and children this year is vampires, hands down. In 1961, U.S. and Soviet tanks were brought to the border between East and West Berlin because of a decree ordered all foreigners to submit to identity controls on entering East Berlin.


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In 1938, U.S. company DuPont, announced the invention of nylon. In 1975, Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat and Israel’s Prime Minister Menachem Begin were awarded Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter ruled out any U.S. embargo on trade with South Africa or any ban on U.S. investments to protest its racial policies.

n Five years ago:

Nation/world quote roundup “It’s both significant and rather ordinary. It’s a simple affirmation of the American ideal that what matters is how you do your job and not who you are.” — Michael Cole, a spokesman for the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign, on President Barack Obama appointing more openly gay officials than any other president in history

“People out there are still hurting very badly, and they are still scared. And so part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we’re hard-wired not to always think clearly when we’re scared.” — President Barack Obama


School bus driver charged with DUI

according to the report. Individuals without degrees are expected to be hit the hardest, with employment declining from 1.3 to 2.2 percent per year, the report showed. “It’s obvious that the types of jobs that are going to be available in the future are going to require post-secondary education,” said David Gregory, vice chancellor for the Tennessee Board of Regents, which oversees six state universities, 13 community colleges and 26 technology centers.

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“We are discussing this issue and what next step we should take. This sentence is not fair and it is politically motivated.” — Lawyer Badee Izzat Aref, after Tariq Aziz, a former highranking Saddam Hussein official, was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting Shiites

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Israel killed seven Palestinians in a missile strike against Islamic Jihad, and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon refuses to meet with the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas until he cracks down on armed groups.

n Thought for today:

“Happiness is a way station between too much and too little.” — Channing Pollock, American author and dramatist (1880-1946).

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Kevin Costner

NASHVILLE (AP) — Kevin Costner will host CMT’s new celebration of country music’s artists of the year. “ C M T Artists of the Year” will air Dec. 3. The 90-minute show will honor Costner J a s o n Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band. Costner is best known as an Academy Award winning actor and director, but he also fronts a country band, Modern West.

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Gates gives top speech of campaign As we, mercifully, approach the end of this depressing campaign season that has done about as much for serious public debate as the Boston Strangler did for door-to-door salesmen, a campaign year when to call one’s opponent an “incumbent“ was grounds for libel, when we’ve been reminded again that apparently the only president who resisted pinning all his problems on the previous administration was George Washington, we should take note of the one memorable speech of this relentlessly dismal political year. This speech was not given by any elected officeholder or candidate. It was that rare speech that did not seek to comfort the comfortable or pander by promising listeners an ouchless, painless future of endless tax cuts and balanced budgets. Nor did this speech blame all the nation’s and the listeners’ pains and trouble on an unpopular “them.” This speaker actually dared to do what neither President George W. Bush nor President Barack Obama has ever done since the U.S. invasion of Iraq: He explicitly urged the young men and women at an elite American university to join the U.S. military. These were the words of Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Duke University students, late last month: “So I would encourage you and all young Americans, especially those at the most selective universities who may not have considered the military, to do so. To go outside your comfort zone and take a risk in every sense of the word. To expand what you were capable of doing when it comes to leadership, responsibility, agility, selflessness and, above all, courage.” Gates offered more than a call to arms. He spoke directly of an avoided undemocratic reality -- that most Americans have grown detached from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, that the great civilian majority has come to view military service as “something for other people to do.” Those “other people,” as Gates reminded us, come overwhelmingly from a “tiny sliver of America” concentrated in the South and the Rocky Mountain West, in rural areas and small towns. There is the distinct possibility that eventually the U.S. military and its leaders will be estranged -- culturally and geographically -- from the civilian population it is defending. As of this writing, there are more than 310,534,000 of us living in the United States, and we are defended by roughly 2.4 million of our fellow citizens now on active military duty. This means that all the fighting, sacrificing and dying is being done by considerably less than 1 percent of all Americans and their loved ones. While emphatically praising the professionalism and the competence of those now serving, Gates spoke of the service members’ repeated deployments and the extended separations from their families, as well as the unforgiving pressure and emotional scars. Suicides have increased in every branch of the U.S. military, and the divorce rate has almost doubled. Every politician in shoe leather pays predictable, lip-service praise to those serving in uniform. But Gates told his audience, in and outside the hall, that while most Americans do respect and honor those who have volunteered to serve, the U.S. wars and enormous sacrifices in Iraq and Afghanistan are “a distant and unpleasant series of news items that do not affect them personally.” Absolutely and tragically true. Nobody understood this as well as the late military scholar and ex-GI, Charles Moskos, who told me that the U.S. “national interest is determined not so much by the cause, itself, but instead by who is willing to die for that cause.” Moskos continued: “Only when the privileged do military service, only when the elite youth are under fire does the nation define the cause as worth the blood of our young people.” He added that, in both World Wars, the British nobility had higher casualty rates than did the British working class. Bob Gates, unlike either of the commander in chiefs under whom he has served, has challenged the nation’s gifted and advantaged youth to acknowledge the unearned gift of freedom, to accept the challenge of full citizenship and to shoulder the burdens of defending the nation. The best speech, indeed, of campaign 2010. — Mark Shields is a veteran political campaign manager and frequent television talk show commentator. Column distributed by Creators Syndicate. (C)2009 Mark Shields.


TOY story Congratulations to Teacher of Year Cheryl Deaton, finalist Karen Kelley What a terrific honor Cheryl Deaton has brought to Sevier County with her selection as Tennessee Teacher of the Year (TOY). And how nice it was that two of the nine finalists for the honor came from this school system: Deaton, a fourth-grade teacher at Pigeon Forge Primary; and Karen Kelley, a history teacher at Pigeon Forge High. Deaton was announced as Teacher of the Year last Thursday night during a banquet in Nashville. She is the first state TOY from Sevier County since Edna Loveday won the honor some 20 years ago. Deaton’s 34-year career in education has seen her be a classroom teacher as well as a principal. She returned to the classroom nine years ago after she and her husband Bill retired to Wears Valley. Pigeon Forge Primary is sure glad she chose to get back to work. She has proven to be an asset to the school, her students and other faculty members. Her experience as both teacher and administrator has come in handy many times in assisting Principal Nancye Williams with special tasks.

Deaton’s selection is especially poignant, considering she lost her husband Bill unexpectedly in June. He never knew she was chosen a state finalist. Deaton’s acceptance speech included calling her two children, William and Celia, to the stage as she spoke of her husband’s influence and support. There were few dry eyes among the people at the banquet. Karen Kelley didn’t lose. She was one of the nine best teachers in Tennessee. Inspiring high school students to be interested in history can be a challenge. She does it by making the subject interesting and relevant. Deaton now competes for the national teacher of the year honor. She’ll attend a convention in Dallas early next year. Local school officials think she has an excellent chance to win there too. No matter the outcome, she will bring a favorable national spotlight on the Sevier County school system, just as she and Kelley did at the state level. Having a Tennessee teacher of the

year in a school doesn’t necessarily mean you have a superior school system. No school system can rightfully claim to be superior and without room for improvement. What it does show is that at least at Pigeon Forge Primary and High schools, quality, innovation and proven results matter and are supported. It can’t be easy serving as a public school teacher anywhere these days. The Sevier County system has its share of non-English speaking children, homeless kids, troubled children and indifferent parents. Each child comes to school daily with a different set of problems and personal expectations. We demand that our teachers to stand before this disparate group of youngsters and reach them all. Try it some time. Deaton and Kelley succeed in a profession in which success is not assured or, in some cases, appreciated. Congratulations to Cheryl Deaton for her honor and to Karen Kelley for being a finalist. Your students and our school system are richer for having you as teachers.

Political view

Public forum New Center community grateful for support given fall festival

Editor: Thanks so very much to everyone that made our 2010 New Center Community Fall Festival a success. Thank God for the awesome weather, Seagle Landscaping, Hillbilly Landscaping, Paradise Salon, Foothills Furniture, Smoky Mountain Memories Frame Shop, Farmers Table, Dynamite Cutz, Pepper Palace, Subway, Done Right Automotive, Reliable Car Care, Chic-fil-A, Mountain View Happy Apple. Constable Jacky

Galyon stood in for Constable Billy Seagle, who unfortunately was unable to attend, Also thanks to Runaway Helton, Bobby Joe Beason, Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department, Sevier County Rescue Squad, New Center Cub Scouts, New Center Baptist Church and Christian Academy, Mixx 105.5, Steve and Jay, vendors and anyone that helped in any way. Last but certainly not least, I want to thank The Mountain Press for all they have done to help us. They have aided us on numerous occasions. The Mountain Press has printed several stories about events that we have had

in the past. Last year, we had to cancel an auction that we had planned for three months due to weather and The Mountain Press came in and printed a story getting the word out that allowed us to reschedule and still do well. We are so blessed to live in Sevier County and to have the caliber of people that we have running businesses. It’s no wonder people come from around the world to visit our county. Thanks so much to everyone on behalf of the New Center Community Fall Festival. Tony Sutton Sevierville

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G-P, Pigeon Forge still alive for playoffs By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer Okay, this should be fun. I’m going to try to explain the new playoff picture for the two local teams playing football in District 3-AA. The two teams that ironically happen to be playing each other on a special Thursday night televised edition of prep football this week for the regular-season finale. Of course, I’m talking about the GatlinburgPittman Highlanders (6-3) at the Pigeon Forge Tigers (4-5) — Hammonds Bowl IV, which is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Jim Whaley Field. Once again, the Blue

there is an abstract concept you need to understand when it comes to determining wildcard spots, which is the best both G-P and Pigeon Forge can obtain this season. and Gold look to be in The number of availexcellent shape to claim able wildcard spots can, their 18th-consecutive and did from last week, playoff berth, while the change on a weekly Tigers are currently on basis. the outside, looking in, If the season ended and hoping for their first last week, there would playoff berth since 2005. have been 16 guaranteed Because this is the (that’s a funny word first season under the when it comes to this newest TSSAA playsystem) Class 3A playoff off rules (which have spots and 16 Class 3A become the alternative wildcard spots. after last year’s new sysIf the season were over tem was scrapped after today, however, there TSSAA was embarrassed would be just 14 guarby releasing playoff anteed Class 3A playoff brackets that then were spots and 18 Class 3A recalled and re-released wildcard spots. And with several changes),

that’s good news for teams in Pigeon Forge’s position. The numbers can and do fluctuate because the 16 districts of Class AA regular-season split into Class 3A and Class 4A at playoff time and are put into separate brackets. Yet, under the new, new TSSAA playoff system, only the top two teams from each of the 16 Class AA regular-season districts earn “guaranteed” playoff berths. It’s because of that rule that the number of guaranteed and wildcard spots changes from week to week. I hope I connected the dots enough there. If not, oh well, let’s move on, please. There are really so

many mathematical possibilities, it’s impossible to discuss them all. But I’ll attempt to look at some of the strongest possibilities. If the season were over today, GatlinburgPittman would hold the No. 10 wildcard position and Pigeon Forge would be two spots out at No. 20. If G-P wins against Pigeon Forge, it will be in the playoffs. I guarantee it, even though theoretically it could be proved mathematically that the Highlanders could be locked out of the postseason even with a 7-3 record. But realistically, that’s not gonna happen. If G-P wins, it will be in. If G-P loses, however,

everything hits the fan for the Blue-and-Gold team and it’ll suddenly be neck deep in TSSAA tie-breakers with potentially as many as 16 other six-win teams, depending on Week 10 results from across the state. With the top five wildcard hopefuls already with seven wins or more, currently that leaves 13 playoff spots available for potentially 16 six-win teams to fight for. But by the end of this week, there may not even be that many wildcard spots available. So, for G-P it’s simple. If the Highlanders beat Pigeon Forge, they’ll save a lot of nail-biting. See PLAYOFFS, Page A9


Ross, Giants ready for Lee in World Series By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and the rest of the San Francisco Giants can study the scouting reports and videotape all they want, trying to find the secret to getting a hit against Cliff Lee. Or, they can just ask Cody Ross. Because many years ago, before he blossomed into the MVP of the NL championship series, Ross was a struggling rookie with the Detroit Tigers. Who happened to hit his first major league home run off Lee. A grand slam, at that. Of course, Lee was early in his career, too. He hardly had become Mr. Perfect in the postseason, the left-hander who will pose a giant challenge for San Francisco when it faces the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night. “Cliff Lee, superhero,” summed up Sandoval. Watch Lee from the center-field camera and it’s difficult to tell exactly what makes him so dominant. David Price brings more heat. Andy Pettitte brought more October experience. But Lee beat them in the playoffs. Maybe it’s the way he throws any of his pitches for strikes on any count. At any speed, too. A reallife version of a video game — try to duplicate that in “Major League Baseball 2K10.” Lee is 7-0 with a 1.26 ERA in eight lifetime postseason starts heading into his matchup with two-time NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum in the opener. Lee went 3-0 this year in the AL playoffs, striking out 34 and walking just one. Lincecum and Lee pose an intriguing matchup of opposite artisans. The Giants’ lanky ace’s pitches have dizzying movement, while Lee is able to adjust his pinpoint control for an umpire’s strike zone. Lee’s severe strikeout-to-walk ratio has

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Pigeon Forge senior Kelsey Brooks, left, broke away from the Christian Academy of Knoxville Lady Warriors for a Lady Tigers goal in the closing moments of Tuesday night’s region tournament contest in Knoxville. Pigeon Forge’s season came to a close, however, after CAK’s dominant performance led to a 7-1 Lady Warriors victory. CAK will advance to the region tournament championship and have already earned a berth into the sectional tournament with the victory over Pigeon Forge. PREP SOCCER

Tim Lincecum prompted many to suggest the best strategy is to hit the first strike he throws, rather than risk falling behind in the count. A win over the Giants will tie Lee for the best start in postseason history — Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, with all his quirky gyrations and deliveries, won his first eight decisions. To Lee, it’s all rather routine. In fact, there was a neat picture of him during the playoffs, yawning in the dugout at Yankee Stadium. Sure doesn’t look like someone pitching in huge games. “I don’t really look at it like that,” Lee said a few days ago. “Some people might, I don’t feel any more pressure.” Lee has been equally perfect against the Giants — three starts, three wins and a 1.13 ERA. He last faced them in 2009 in his first start after being traded from Cleveland to Philadelphia, and breezed at AT&T Park. See WORLD SERIES, Page A10

Lady Tigers season comes to a close By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE — Once again, the Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers soccer team saw its season come to a close against the Christian Academy of Knoxville Lady Warriors, this time by a 7-1 final in a first-round region tournament match in Knoxville on Tuesday night. “I thought my girls played really hard, and my seniors and everybody stepped up,” said Pigeon Forge coach Billy Moseley, following Tuesday’s loss. “But it’s hard when you don’t have a feeder program at your school to come in and play teams like (CAK), especially these private schools. “(The private schools) can pick up talent from anywhere, and that makes it really tough. They get some of the best players around, and it’s hard to compete against them. “I’ve played against CAK ever since I started coaching in ‘99, and they’ve put me out of many sub-states, and now they’re putting me out of the region. It’s just hard to get past them ..., and they have an excellent program. They beat us, and I wish them the best of luck. “But it’s getting really hard for a public school to play against private schools.”

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Pigeon Forge goal keeper Sunni McAllister, top left, knocks away one of many CAK shots during Tuesday’s match in Knoxville. The Lady Tigers hung tough with the well-oiled CAK machine for the first 20 minutes of the contest, outshooting the Lady Warriors in that span but coming up empty. CAK scored a goal about halfway through the first half and added two more in the closing moments to take a commanding 3-0 lead at intermission. CAK continued to wear down the Lady Tigers and ran the score up to

7-0 in the second half. But Pigeon Forge senior Kelsey Brooks scored her final high school goal on a breakaway with 3:03 in regulation to make it the final. The shot came on a sweet play that saw Cassie Privett pass to Autumn Wilkinson, who then fed Brooks for the score.

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SCHS freshman QB Luke Manning (10) returns an interception for a score against the Seymour Eagles earlier this season. FRESHMAN GRIDIRON

SCHS freshmen finish perfect KNOXVILLE — The Sevier County High School Smoky Bears freshman football team finished its perfect season with another high-octane performance Tuesday night in a 48-28 shoot-out win over the South-Doyle Cherokees freshmen team. The Bears finished the season with an unblemished 9-0 record, and once again it was quarterback Luke Manning who led the Purple and White to victory, scoring six touchdowns in the win. He threw for three, rushed for two and returned an interception for another score. The game was a battle for the first two quarters of play, but Sevier County pulled away from the Cherokees in the second half. Manning got things going with a 20-yard TD pass to Logan Brett, who


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If they lose, however, things will get dicey for them because G-P is weak on the top TSSAA tiebreaker, which is games against teams with overall winning records. G-P currently has three such games. Currently, Pigeon Forge is in a battle for a wildcard spot with 11 other teams that could potentially finish the season with five wins. And based on this week’s total of 18 wildcard spots, there are currently seven playoff spots available for potential five-win teams to fight for. For Pigeon Forge, it’s lose against G-P and go home, or win and hope the cards fall right. The good news for Pigeon Forge is that of the six teams currently with four wins, four of them this week are playing opponents with winning records and another is also playing a four-win team from a different classification. That

took a screen and weaved his way through traffic to paydirt. Dustin Sutton’s PAT kick was true, giving SCHS an early 7-0 lead. South-Doyle responded immediately, however, and returned the ensuing kickoff for a score. The two-point try failed, but SCHS’s lead had been cut to 7-6. Manning got the Bears back in front late in the first when he took an option keeper four yards to the end zone. The kick failed, but Sevier County led 13-6. The Cherokees got their first lead of the night early in the second quarter with a 25-yard aerial score and a successful two-point try, making 14-13 S-D. Manning answered immediately for See SCHS FRESHMEN, Page A10

bodes well for the Tigers in that group. However, the bad news for Pigeon Forge is that of the six teams currently with five wins, four of them are playing teams with losing records. That’s not so good news for the Orange and Black, because most likely those four five-win teams will pick up their sixth win of the season, knocking the current number of potential wildcard spots down to just three to fight for. Another good piece of news for the Tigers is that they have a strong first tie breaker. Of the 12 teams that can potentially finish the season with five wins, just three of those teams have played more winning teams than the Tigers, who currently have five and will add another to their total when they play G-P on Thursday. Good luck to both teams, and here’s to a clean, hardhitting contest. Thursday night should be fun in Pigeon Forge.

After the Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Clint Bowyer’s car was found to be outside the allowable measurements. As a result, NASCAR levied a heavy fine and suspension against the team’s crew chief and car chief and they hammered the driver and car owner Richard Childress with points reductions. However, when the results for that race are found, Bowyer is still listed as the winner. On the opposite end of the spectrum, this past Saturday night at the 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee there was a somewhat similar situation. At the end of the O’Reilly’s Steel-Head Nationals, driver Bobby Giffin crossed the finish line first. However, second place finisher Ryan King put up the necessary money and protested the winning car. When Giffin refused to have his car inspected, King was declared the winner. Giffin was denied the win and all prize money. The results of the race made it look as if he was never there. So, which solution is the best way to deal with cars found outside the rules? Is it best to allow the driver who crosses the finish line first to keep a win but hammer him after the fact with penalties? Or, is it best to simply pretend as though

So which is more important, the fans knowing who won the race before they leave or making sure the race winner was within the rules? The fans leaving the NASCAR race in New Hampshire knew that Bowyer had won and that that driver was never there has not changed despite his by taking away the finishing infractions. Some fans may position and prize money. have found out after the fact Also, in the case of NASCAR that King, rather than Giffin, there would be the issue of had won at 411. But, a driver removing points earned in who had a car outside the the event. The O’Reilly’s race rules was not allowed to keep at 411 was not a points paya win. ing event so there was no In my opinion, NASCAR issue in that regard. has far too many rules and In 1978 after a race at the has totally removed creative Atlanta Motor Speedway innovation out of their form there was a scoring issue of racing. Having fewer rules which led to a great deal of but acting with the harshconfusion as to who won est possible measures when that race. At different times those remaining rules are throughout the afternoon broken would be the best and night Richard Petty and solution. Donnie Allison were each In the Bowyer case, his declared the winner before car was in violation by only Allison finally wound up with the slightest of margins. the trophy. However, it was in violation. Even though that race did According to the way many not involve a rules violation local tracks are run, his car it has had an impact on races would have been thrown out. that have. Many believe that In the Giffin case, he after the event in Atlanta, refused to have his car torn NASCAR made the decision down so the exact violation to always declare a winner is not known. According to immediately rather than the way NASCAR is run, he have fans find out later there would have been allowed to had been a change. keep his win but other penalIn the case of the 411 race, ties would have followed. some fans(and at least one I believe not so many rules writer) found out after the but tougher enforcement of fact that there had been a the rules in place is the way change in the final order. to go. What do you think?

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SC focused on Vols, not SEC East By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina keeps creeping closer to a first division title since joining the Southeastern Conference 18 years ago, but Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier isn’t ready to focus on that yet. If South Carolina beats Tennessee this weekend and a few other things fall into place, including a Georgia win over Florida, the Gamecocks could play for a spot in the SEC title game the next week at home against Arkansas and not have everything hinge on the trip the following week to take on the Gators in Gainesville, a place they’ve never won. But Spurrier and South Carolina fans have seen things fall apart before. In the past three years, the Gamecocks have gone 4-11 in their final five games of the regular season. “We’ve been 5-2 a bunch of times, as we all know,”

Spurrier said. “Whether or not we can finish strongly remains to be seen.” The Gamecocks should get a critical piece of their offense back Saturday. Spurrier said leading rusher freshman Marcus Lattimore’s sprained ankle should be healed enough for him to get significant playing time, if not the start. Fitting a topsy-turvy year for the SEC East, the teams in this year’s Tennessee-South Carolina game are coming from different directions in the standings. These aren’t the typical Vols, trying to stay in the SEC East race. Instead, they are 0-4 in the SEC, coming off a pair of 41-14 losses to Georgia and Alabama. The Gamecocks are on top of the division at 3-2 and are a couple of fourth quarter meltdowns away from even bigger things. But Tennessee has the team’s full attention this week. After all, it was less than two weeks ago the

Gamecocks followed up a win over than No.1 Alabama with their first loss in more than a decade to Kentucky. “Just thinking about that Kentucky game puts a bitter taste in our mouths and we don’t want to experience that again,” wide receiver Tori Gurley said. “We’re supposed to beat a team, then we need to go out there and steamroll them.” And while Spurrier is repeating warnings about collapses in seasons before, he also thinks this year’s team is a little different. “I don’t sense we’ve got as many goof-off type guys as we used to have around here. We don’t have too many,” Spurrier said. “I think our players understand that, if we can improve, there’s some things that we can achieve that haven’t been done before.” South Carolina also had solid offensive weapons. Along with Lattimore, the Gamecocks also have quarterback Stephen Garcia, who

is completing an SEC-best 72.1 percent of his passes, and Alshon Jeffery, who leads the league at seven catches and 121 yards receiving per game. “The formula on any good offense is great runner, great receivers and a quarterback who’s playing really well,” Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said. “And they’ve got all three.” With only a month left in the season, the SEC East is starting to shake out. South Carolina and Florida are the only teams left that control their own destiny. The Gators play Georgia this weekend, and if the Bulldogs win and Vanderbilt loses to Arkansas, then the Gamecocks could clinch the SEC East with a win Nov. 6 against the Razorbacks. Otherwise, it could come down to South Carolina’s game Nov. 13 at Florida. The Gamecocks are 1-17 against the Gators since joining the SEC and are 0-12 all time in Gainesville.

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“Weather and clubhouse and the bullpens” are different, he said. “Once you get on the mound, it’s 60 feet, 6 inches and you’ve still got a professional hitter in there trying to do damage off of you. To me, that doesn’t really matter that much.” Several of the Giants have faced Lee many times. Juan Uribe is 11 for 37 (.297) with two homers against him. Jose Guillen is 9 for 25 (.360) with two homers. Aaron Rowand is 7 for 25 (.280) with four doubles and a home run. Aubrey Huff is 5 for 19 (.263). Rowand is willing to give any advice he can. “You can watch video. You can talk to them about what his out pitches are, what he likes to do when he’s ahead, and with runners on,” he said. Then there’s Ross. Ross had played a handful of games in the majors and had only two career hits when he faced Lee on Sept. 2, 2003. Ross struck out looking his first time up, but got more than even in his next at-bat, launching the first grand slam ever allowed by the young Cleveland lefty. The game was memorable for Ross because of something else. In the late innings, he tripped over first base beating out a bunt, tore his knee, was carted off the field and done for the season. Both Ross and Lee have come quite a way since then. They haven’t faced each other since the slam, either. Ross promises his team will be ready for baseball’s No. 1 postseason ace, having already solved the supposedly unbeatable Roy Halladay in the NLCS opener. “It was the Halladay show a week ago after he threw the no-hitter against the Reds,” Ross said. “We’re not surprising anybody, believe me. Everybody knows how good our pitching staff is. But I think we prefer for everyone to talk about everybody else.”

Vols QB Matt Simms being treated for knee sprain KNOXVILLE — Tennessee starting quarterback Matt Simms says he will play against South Carolina, even after spraining his left knee. The junior says he hurt his knee on a run during

the second quarter of the Volunteers’ 41-10 loss to Alabama. He returned during the third quarter but was eventually replaced by Tyler Bray after taking another hit. Simms has been receiv-

ing extra treatment this week and likely will wear a brace on Saturday but is still fully participating in practice with the Vols. Coach Derek Dooley says he does not know yet if he will have Bray

take snaps against the Gamecocks. Bray earned playing time against the Crimson Tide even before Simms was hurt because of strong performances in practice.

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er long kickoff return for six point. The two-point try failed, but the Bears lead was trimmed to 21-20. But that’s as close as it would get the rest of the night. Manning scored three-unanswered touchdowns before the half. The first was a 50-yard post pattern to Whaley, the second was a 60-yard quarterback

scramble, and the third was a 55-yard interception return. Sutton made 2-of-3 PAT kicks, making it 41-20 at the break. The Bears picked up their final score of the night when Manning connected again with Whaley in the third quarter, this time 25 yards to paydirt. Sutton’s kick made it 48-20 SCHS. The Cherokees made it the

eventual final with a 35-yard TD pass coming on a reverse pass play. S-D scored the twopoint try to cut the SCHS edge to 20 points, too little, too late for the Cherokees. Sevier County’s Patrick Trentham had a big fourthquarter fumble recovery, and Joseph Hayes had a fourthquarter interception to kill two potential S-D scoring drives.

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the Bears when he connected deep to Jacob Whaley for a 45-yard score. Manning’s two-point run was good, putting SCHS back on top for good, 21-14 at the time. S-D responded immediately again, however, with anothSTATE FISHING

TWRC to set new fishing rules NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission will set the 2011 sport fish regulations during its meeting Oct. 27-28 at Pickwick Landing State Park. The TWRC was presented the 2011 sport fish proposals at its August and September meetings by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Among the proposed changes this year are the removal of special trout regulations in Dale Hollow Reservoir with the proposals to be the same as statewide regulations. Changes to trout fishing on the Hiwassee River include the removal of the 14 inch length limit on brown trout and eliminate the Quality Trout Fishing Area from the entire trout zone (from the Apalachia Powerhouse downstream to the L&N railroad bridge at Reliance). Other changes would include the implementation of a delayed harvest regulation for Hiwassee (from Apalachia Powerhouse downstream to the L&N railroad bridge at Relianceentire trout zone) and a no harvest, artificial lures only from Oct. 1-Feb. 28 and March 1-Sept. 30. The trout creel limit is seven trout (all species combined) only two may be brown trout. Changes proposed on South Holston Reservoir are being made to match Virginia regulations for the reciprocal agreement. They include no harvest of white bass, changing the catfish creel limit to 20 per day; only one of which may be over 34 inches, reduce bluegill creel limit to 50 per day and reduce the number of limb lines from 25 to 15. The agency will present a pair of rule amendments to establish a $10 non-refundable application fee for computerized quota hunts for deer, turkey and Wildlife Management Areas. Currently, TWRA already requires a non-refundable fee of $10 for the Elk Quota

Hunt and the Waterfowl Quota Hunt. This rule amendment will not affect Sportsman License holders, (including Annual and Lifetime Sportsman License holders, and persons possessing an Annual Senior Citizen Permit, Type 167), who will not be charged an application fee. In other agenda items, the agency will present a resolution for TWRC consideration that will emphasize the future status of wild hogs and give guidance to the TWRA in the control of this species. Also, a presentation will be made on the public dove field program. The annual awards for

the TWRA Wildlife and Fisheries Biologists of the Year will be presented at the October meeting. In addition, for the first time, the agency will present awards for the Wildlife and Fisheries Technicians of the Year. The regions and Nashville office nominated candidates from WMA technicians, heavy equipment operators, hatchery technicians, reservoir, stream, and agency lake technicians, creel clerks, and forestry technicians. Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. on Oct. 27 and the TWRA meeting will start at 9 a.m. on Oct. 28. The public is invited to attend.

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SCOREBOARD WORLD SERIES Wednesday, Oct. 27 Texas (Lee 12-9) at San Francisco (Lincecum 16-10), 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 Texas at San Francisco, 7:57 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 San Francisco at Texas, 6:57 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 San Francisco at Texas, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 San Francisco at Texas, if necessary, 7:57 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 Texas at San Francisco, if necessary, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 Texas at San Francisco, if necessary, 7:57 p.m.

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Unfurnished Apartments

$575 Move in Today. Ideal, quiet location. 2BR/1.5BA. Living room, kitchen. W/D included. No pets. 850-6123. 1 bedroom apt. in quiet neighborhood. No pets. Call 908-8567

NICE, CLEAN 1 BR / 1 BA IN SEVIERVILLE $380.00 + DEPOSIT NO PETS 865-712-5238 2 bedroom apartments in Sevierville. $475, $550 & $600. 908-7805 or 368-1327

Townhouse Newly Updated 2BR/1.5BA Covered Parking 7$#ONNsMTH

#ALL  OR   *WEARS VALLEY 1 BR/1BA $525/ Mo. + Dep. Walk-In Closet All kit. Appl. + W/D Conn. Some pets okay (865) 654-6507

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





Chamber's Farms now picking greasy, turkey craw, goose, half runner, peanuts & rattlesnake beans, cantaloupes, green tomatoes, Ambrosia sweet corn on Monday. 423-318-2908 Hay For Sale. 4 x 4 Rolls $10. Call (865) 453-4285 for more information.




Household Goods

New Mattresses, Twin, Full, & Queen. $80 and up 865-429-0744



New 4pc.

Bedroom Group

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


Solid Dark Oak, Used as Wine Chest, Sidepiece, or foyer 60" L. 36" H. 18" D. Lots of detail. Dark bronze handles and rivets, Broyhill Brand New, all tags, listed at $1,800. Quick sell $400. (865) 604-7237

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For Sale

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

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0605 Real Estate for Rent Kodak - 3BR/2BA DW Mobile $750 Mo & 2BR/1BA House $600 Mo $500 deposit each. 933-3657

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


CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN SEVIERVILLE 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhomes

Call 428-5161

Park Village Apartments Taking Applications

865-428-5280 1 & 2 BR avail. Some Pets OK. 50s7!4%2 ).#,5$%$ Murrell Meadows 1/8 mile from Walters State College Allensville Road sWalk to lake 2EASONABLE2ATESs654-7033

Apartments available 2BD/1BA. Pigeon Forge/Sevierville. 429-3201 Available November 1st: 2 BDR/ 2 BA, 1,200 Sq. Ft, one level, 1 mile off Pkwy. $700 MO, $700 Dep. (865) 429-8293 Beautiful, newly redecorated 2BR/1BA. $550 & $400 dep. Sevierville. 865-712-0254. Clean, 2 BDR Apt. Water furnished, Cable Avail. No Pets. $425 Mo. $300 Dep. 453-1420 CROSSCREEK 2BR/1BA townhome $470.00 per month 2BR/1.5BA garden $545.00 per month 865-429-4470

Kodak- 2 & 3 BDR, 2 BA Available Some w/ garages

$500-$750 Mo. + Dep.

NO PETS (865) 932-2613 Murrell Meadows 2BR/1BA, w/d hkps., new carpet. $455.00 per mo. 865-429-4470 Nice Res Area Off Hwy 66 2BD/2BA $875, Free util & Laundry facility. Pets welcome. 1 yr lease, 1st & last. 865-742-2839

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Unfurnished Apartments


SEVIERVILLE On The Little Pigeon River TVA Energy Efficient Attractive professional dÊcor Exclusive Screen Porch Room Abundant & Large Closets Washer/Dryer Hook-up’s Small Pet Welcome

1 BR/1BA – 784 Sq. Ft. Starts at $545 2 BR/2 BA – 1114 Sq. Ft. Starts at $675 Convenient location within one mile of restaurants, stores and banks.

Please Visit --- Open 7 Days PHONE: 429-4470 Seymour Area 2 Bedroom Duplex, 1.5 Bath, Central Heat & Air, W/D Hook-up, No Pets. Call 453-7842 Traditional townhouse 2br 1.5ba Smoke free & pet free. $525 mth + $525 dep. Call 865-428-5781 Triplex- 2BR/2BA PF. plus Apt. Patio, W/D connection No Pets $525-600 + dep. 453-5079


Furnished Apartments/Houses

1BR/1BA Apt. Wood/tile floors. Grt closets util inc $600. Dandridge by Golf Crs. Close to I-40. No smkg. 865-382-1981 Furn 1 BR apt, inc util, cable. Pond Creek horse ranch. WV. $135 per wk. 865-228-8414. Great! 3/2 fully furn, tvs, FP's, lots of amenities. $995 mo. 1st, last, dep. 352-275-4889


Homes for Rent

1 BDR in Cosby beside Park, very private, $350 mo. 1st & last. Call (423) 487-3505 2BD/1BA, kitchen, dining rm, living room, 1 car garage, near City Hall PF. No pets $900 mo. 1st & last. 654-9206 2BR Cabin. Furnished, W/D, water inc. $625. Some pets. 865-774-6796 3 BDR/ 1 BA, Carport, Located near Sevierville/ Pigeon Forge in country, $700 Month + Damage Deposit. Call: (865) 621-4011 or (865) 621-4010 3 BDR/1 BA Carport, deck, large detached garage, central H/A, W/D, big yard, Boyd's Creek area. $800 Mo. 1 yr. lease. No Indoor Pets. (865) 654-4514 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. 1 car garage on the river near Five Oaks Mall. No Pets. 1yr lease. $800/mo. Call Mark between 7:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. 865-453-5500. 3/2 Log Cabin, Wears Valley on 1 acre, Very clean, HT, FP, WD, $1,045 Mo. 640-7803 3BD/2BA house. Appl inc. Close to hospital & schools. Sev. $800mo/$800dep. 931-215-4614. 3BD/2BA in Kodak. Lrg closets, porch. Close to I-40, exit 407. 865-382-1981.

New 3 BDR/2BA home, 2 car garage with opener, in upscale neighborhood with great location & view + storage. $900 Mo. + Dep. 865-368-6799 Beautiful 4BR 3BA home with gorgeous mtn view. Pittman Center area. $1250 mth + dep. 865-712-3730 or 865-712-5808. Belle Meadows 3BR/2BA, with 2 car garage Large lot $1,200 865-429-2962 G'burg, 2 BDR/2 BA House near Trolley. W/D included, $695 Mo. Call: 436-0144 or 239-826-5303. Gatlinburg: walk to downtown, trolley. 3BR/1BA, remodeled, $800/mo., 1st/last mo, large yard. 865-661-0152.

2 BDR/ 2.5 BA

W/D, stove, refrigerator, central Heat & Air, $700 MO. + Sec. Dep. Ref & Credit Check No Pets (865) 453-4028 or (865) 771-5043

Hwy. 321 Pittman Center Area. 1 BDR Cabin Fully Furnished $175 Week 850-2487

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Homes for Rent



NO PETS 865-712-5238 Kodak 3 BD/ 2 BA house, large yard, garage, basement. 4 years old, well maintained, convenient to I40. $1,100 mo. Call 865-556-4111. Kodak 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage with unfinished basement. Approx. 1250 sq ft. $895.00 per mo 865-429-4470 Log Cabins 1 & 2 BDR, Rent or Possible Sale with Owner Financing, New Cabins built for 4.25% fixed APR for low income families under $47,000. (864) 423-7422

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

865-850-3874 0625

Condominiums for Rent

2BD/2BA 1700 sq ft. $950mo, 1 yr lease. Call for details. 865-406-7209 2BR/2BA, furnished upscale condo. Walk to Gat. $875 mo 1 yr lease. 865-771-9600

Want to Live in Luxury?... Call Today! 3BR/3BA Executive Condos in Sevierville, 3100 sq. ft. swimming pool, pets welcome, loaded with all amenities.

Call 865-428-5161


Duplexes for Rent

Near the River! 2BR/1BA duplex New carpet/ vinyl $525.00 per mo. 865-429-2962


Rooms for Rent

Beautiful Creekside Rooms In Gatlinburg FOR RENT



Gatlinburg/Dudley Creek

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



near trolley stop

Includes All Utilities.

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


Gatlinburg Rooms for Rent Furnished, all Utilities, cable, tax included $100 per week Rooms with Kitchens $120 per week


Rooms for Rent Low Weekly Rates $110.00 plus tax

 s   Greystone Rentals Red Carpet Inn 349 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN


Roommate Wanted

One room for rent, nice clean house in quiet country setting.865-851-5326.


Business Places/ Offices

3 Offices- 510 ($450), 846 ($550) & 1356 ($1000) sq. ft. S. Blvd. Way. (865) 933-6544

OFFICE SPACE $650 - $900 month

865-850-3874 Retail space for rent. $1200 mo. approx 900 sq ft. Next to very active retail shops on Dolly Parton Pkwy. 865-868-0449.


Mobile Homes for Rent

2BD/1BA close to Interstate. No Pets. $350-$400 month. 865-933-6300 3BR/2BA Cent H/A, city util, $550 mo, $500 dep. No pets. 865-748-1520, 865-453-3441 3BR/2BA rent to own. Seymour. $650/mo. No pets. 865-765-7929 4 very nice homes, $400-$550. Kodak + Sevierville. No pets. 865-740-2525 ATTENTION: Low Income 2 & 3 Bedroom for rent. 865-654-8702 Beautiful 2BD/2BA in Kodak. No pets. New ceramic tiled baths. New broadloom. Cent H/A. Appl & deck. $500 plus dep. 865-607-0392


Mobile Homes for Rent

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

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


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




Homes for Sale

3BD/2BA house. Appl inc. Close to hospital & schools. Sev. $117,500. Owner pays 2% closing. Must be approved. 931-215-4614. 4BR/3BA wrap around deck in PF. Hot tub. Range, refrig, micro, W/D. Bought new Jan 08. $190,000. 731-297-3875 Owner/Agent Moving Sale. Must Sell. 2800 SF Home in Pigeon Forge great subdivision. City water, paved road, 3 miles from Parkway, more information call Joe Acosta 865-428-6115 or 305-776-6206. Brokers Welcome extra 2% commission to seller agent. MLS #158561 Developer close out: Beautiful home sites. Utilities, paved road. 2 miles Chapman Hwy. 1.41 ac. $31,000.00. Call Joe Acosta: 865-428-6115 or 305-776-6206 Brokers Welcome extra 2% commission to seller agent. MLS #157373


Condominiums for Sale

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


Mobile Homes for Sale





0856 Sport Utility Vehicles Good 4WD SUV - $3,500! Reliable Engine, Trans, 4WD, & A/C. Interior & Exterior are Excellent and ALL Buttons Work! 96' Ford Explorer Green 2-Door with 190K miles. Call Angelie (865) 258-1091 (after 10am).


Pickup Trucks for Sale

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Five Oaks/Ogle Inc. is soliciting bids from qualified Contractors for Sevier County Board of Education for the renovations/additions at Gatlinburg Pittman High School. Interested bidders can find the Notice to Bid at , (our district, bid information) or may be picked up at Sevier County Board of Education, 226 Cedar Street, Sevierville, TN 37862. All bids must be received no later than November 16, 2010, 2:00 pm.est. October 21, 23, 25, 27, 2010 NOTICE TO CREDITORS DORIS ANN ROLEN THURMAN Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 22 day of October 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of DORIS ANN ROLEN THURMAN deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four

were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and 0955 non-resident, having Legals claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 22 day of October, 2010. (Signed) Aaron Todd Thurman Administrator Estate of DORIS ANN ROLEN THURMAN By: None Attorney By: Karen Cotter County Clerk 10-27-10 11-03-10 NOTICE TO CREDITORS MARGARET LOUISE OWENS Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 22 day of October 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of MARGARET LOUISE OWENS deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 22 day of October, 2010.

The site investigations and other related documents may be viewed at the: Tennessee The Mountain Department of Environment and Conservation Division of 0955Waste Management Legals Solid 5th Floor, L&C Tower 401 Church Street Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1535 The public may contact Ashley Holt (615-532-0853) to obtain a copy of the Brownfield Agreement or to request additional information during normal business hours. DSWM is also accepting written comments from parties that possess contribution claims regarding the matters addressed in the Brownfield Agreement for thirty (30) days, and these comments should be mailed to Ashley Holt, with the DSWM in Nashville at: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Division of Solid Waste Management 5th Floor, L&C Tower 401 Church Street Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1535 10/27

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NOTICE OF SEVIERVILLE BEER BOARD MEETING This will serve as legal notice that the Sevierville Beer Board will meet to consider the following application(s) for and or action regarding beer permit(s): Blazin Wings, Inc. On Premise Permit d/b/a Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 1430 Hurley Drive Sevierville, TN 37862

(Signed) Charles V. Owens Executor Estate of MARGARET LOUISE OWENS

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Other New Business The application is for the purpose of selling beer as provided under Title 8, Section 8-201, et seq. of the Sevierville Municipal Code Act of 1964. This public meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at 11:15 am, in Council Hall at the Sevierville Civic Center, 130 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, Tennessee. Further information concerning this meeting may be obtained prior to the public meeting by contacting Lynn McClurg, City Recorder at Sevierville City Hall (865) 453-5504, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The City of Sevierville does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d.)

STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF 0955 Legals ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION DIVISION OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT The Division of Solid Waste Sale at public auction will be on November 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Management (“DSWMâ€?) has Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Lynne M. Bever, a single person, accepted into its Brownfield to Arnold M. Weiss, Esquire, Trustee, on October 1, 2004 at Book Volume 2080, Page 400conducted by Program a site located at 1240 Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. & 1246 Airport Road, SevierOwner of Debt: US Bank National Association, as Trustee for WFMBS 2004-AA ville, Tennessee (the “PropThe following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject ertyâ€?), owned by Johnson Matto all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: they Inc. (“Johnson Mattheyâ€?). Described property located in the Thirteenth (13th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 7 of This is being done pursuant to Majestic Mountain Subdivision, as the same is shown by plat of record in Map Book 35, Page 19 in the Tenn. Code Ann. § Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee for a more particular description. CONVEYED TOGETHER 68-212-224. WITH AND SUBJECT to the rights of others in and to the joint use of all subdivision roads shown on said A Brownfield Agreement beplats. SUBJECT TO a boundary line agreement of record in Book 2080, Page 395 in said Register’s Office. tween Johnson Matthey and DSWM includes liability protections for Johnson Matthey and related parties, including protection against contribution claims regarding matters addressed in the Brownfield The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1553 Majestic Mountain Way, Agreement. The protection Sevierville, TN 37876, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in against third party contribution the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. claims is subject to notice of SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. the Brownfield Agreement to Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been timely given in compliance with Tennessee Code Annotated §35-5third parties possessing such 117. claims, and affording such parAll right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed ties a 30-day opportunity to of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute comment upon the Brownfield Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further Agreement. This notice constipublication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. tutes notice to contribution If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at rights holders. their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. Historically, the Property was This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender and continues to be utilized in or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. the operation of a facility for This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used manufacturing catalysts used for that purpose. in the petrochemical industry. The DSWM acknowledges that Shapiro & Kirsch, the Property has possibly been LLP Substitute Trustee impacted by past activities. The site investigations and other related documents may be viewed at the: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Division of Solid Waste Management 5th Floor, L&C Tower 401 Church Street Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1535 The public may 0955 Legals contact Ashley Holt (615-532-0853) to obtain a copyThe of theSevier Brownfield Agree- Commission and Committee meeting dates and times are listed below. County ment or to request additional They are also listed on the county website, information during normal business hours. DSWM is County Commission – monthly (third Monday at Planning – monthly (Second Tuesday at 5:30 pm) alsoSevier accepting written com6 pm)parties courthouse third floor meeting room courthouse third floor meeting room ments from that pos– monthly of the first full week of the Water Committee – monthly (Tuesday of the first full sessBudget contribution claims(Thursday reat 4 pm) courthouse room 100 week of the month at 3:30 pm) courthouse room 100 gardingmonth the matters addressed in the Brownfield Agreement Transportation – monthly (third Monday at 5 pm) road Education – monthly (second Monday at 5:30 pm) Sevier superintendent’s office County Board of Education central office for thirty (30) days, and these comments should be mailed to Intergovernmental – monthly (Thursday of the first full E-911 – monthly (second Monday at noon) emergency Ashley week Holt, with themonth DSWM of the at in 5 pm) courthouse room 100 operations center Nashville at: Tennessee De-– monthly (Thursday of the first Emergency Services Beer Board – monthly (second Thursday at 7 p.m.) partment Environment and at 6 pm) courthouse third floor fullof week of the month courthouse third floor meeting room Conservation Division meeting room of Solid Agriculture Extension Board – as called, Agriculture Waste Management Operations 5th Floor, Governmental – monthly (Tuesday of the Extension Agency L&C Tower 401 Church Street first full week of the month at 5 pm) courthouse room Delinquent Tax – as called, courthouse third floor meeting Nashville, 100Tennessee room 37243-1535 Steering – monthly (Monday of the second full week of Records – as called, Records Department 10/27at 5 pm) courthouse room 100 the month These times and locations are subject to change. Notification of meeting changes will be posted on the Sevier County website,

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A16 ◆ Comics Family Circus

The Mountain Press ◆ Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Close to Home


Mother fears daughter could be at risk due to bad hygiene



Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: My 19-year-old daughter came home for the summer after her first year of college. When I did her laundry, I couldn’t help noticing there were no panties. I was stunned when my daughter told me that she and many other girls at school had stopped wearing panties altogether. I asked if her clothes weren’t getting ruined by staining from natural secretions, and she said they wear tampons. Annie, I recall a lot of news reports about toxic shock syndrome. Women were getting it from wearing tampons without changing them frequently enough. Could my daughter be endangering herself? -- Worried Mom of Britney Spears Wannabe Dear Worried: We contacted J. Douglas Van Arsdale, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Here is his response: Dear Worried Mom: The abrasive nature of pants, particularly if they are tight, would not make this a comfortable endeavor. However, chronically wearing a tampon may increase the risk of minor vaginal wall abrasions, and thereby increase the risk of HIV infection. Also, the absorbent nature of tampons would decrease lubrication. A more dramatic concern is toxic shock syndrome. This is a rare event most often associated with superabsorbent tampons that have been left in place for extended periods of time. But one can never absolutely rule out this possi-

bility. So I would recommend the following: Have an exam by a gynecologist to be sure that she is healthy and has no sexually transmitted diseases. Make sure she knows how to use a condom and uses one every time she has sex. She may also need a lubricant. Be certain that she has been vaccinated for HPV. If she must go commando, she should use a low-absorbent tampon, and even then there may be a very low risk of toxic shock. And most importantly, stay away from the paparazzi. Dear Annie: I’ve been married to “Bob” for three years. I love him dearly and get along with my in-laws. The problem is, he insists we spend every holiday with his family, which is stressful for me. I don’t handle large crowds well, and at these holiday functions, there are at least 30 people crammed into a house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. We always stay at his folks’ place for several days, and I am constantly uncomfortable. I asked Bob if he would consider celebrating at least one holiday by ourselves, but he won’t hear of it. He says his parents would be hurt. Thanksgiving will be here shortly, and I am already dreading it. Can you help? -- Holiday Blues Dear Holiday: Putting up with the inlaws at family gather-

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ings is part of marriage. Although you shouldn’t have to spend every holiday with Bob’s family, if it is only a few days in November and December, please try to do your best. Having young children often provides an excuse not to travel so much. Right now, start with a compromise. If you can afford it, insist on staying at a hotel instead of at his parents’ home, at least part of the time. This will give you some privacy and may provide you with the equanimity to tolerate the rest. Dear Annie: Thank you for telling “Peg” that not all sex offenders are a threat to others. In our small town, there is one person on the sex offender registry. During a party at his house, he stepped outside to urinate in the backyard. It was dark, but there was a child in the yard next door who apparently saw him and told his parents. The young man was convicted of being a sex offender, even though he was unaware of the child’s presence. So not all registered sex offenders have sexually molested anyone, nor will they. -Small Town Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 â—† The Mountain Press

n a t i o n / w o rl d brie f s Police: Mom killed 4 newborns

READING, Pa. (AP) — A woman who secretly conceived several children through an extramarital affair killed at least four of her newborns, then kept their remains in coolers or encased in concrete in her closet until family members found them this year, authorities said Monday. Michele Kalina, 44, of Reading, hid at least six pregnancies from her husband and longtime boyfriend, according to officials in Berks County, where a homicide charge was filed against the home-health aide. DNA tests show the bones found in a locked closet came from five babies, at least four of whom were born alive, authorities said. The boyfriend fathered three and possibly four of the victims. Tests on the fifth baby were inconclusive.

Former Hussein aide to hang

BAGHDAD (AP) — The international face of Saddam Hussein’s regime, Tariq Aziz, was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting Shiites just over three months after the Americans transferred him to Iraqi government custody. Iraqi High Tribunal spokesman Mohammed AbdulSahib did not say when the 74-year-old former foreign minister would go to the gallows. Aziz has 30 days to launch an appeal. Aziz, the only Christian in Saddam’s mainly Sunni inner circle, was wearing a blue suit and sat alone in the court. He bowed his head and frequently grasped the handrail in front of him, as the judge read out the verdict.

Indonesian volcano erupts

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most volatile volcano erupted Tuesday, after scientists warned that pressure building beneath its dome could trigger the most powerful eruption in years. A 2-month old baby reportedly died as panicked villagers fled the area. Up to 20 people were injured by hot ash spewed from Mount Merapi, said an AP reporter who witnessed them being taken away for treatment. Some 11,400 villagers who live on the 9,737-foot -high mountain were urged to evacuate, but only those within four miles of the crater were forced by authorities to do so. Most of those who fled were the elderly and children. Some adults said they decided to stay to tend to homes and farms on the fertile slopes. There are fears that the current activity could foreshadow a much more destructive explosion in the coming weeks or months, though it is possible, too, that the volcano will settle back down after a slow, long period of letting off steam.

Indonesia tsunami kills 113

PADANG, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers battled rough seas Tuesday to reach remote Indonesian islands pounded by a 10-foot tsunami that swept away homes, killing at least 113 people. Scores more were missing and information was only beginning to trickle in from the sparsely populated surfing destination, so casualties were expected to rise.

Home sales up in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously occupied homes rose last month after the worst summer for the housing market in more than a decade. And fears over flawed foreclosure documents could keep buyers on the sidelines in the final months of the year. Sales grew 10 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.53 million, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. Home sales have declined 37.5 percent from their peak annual rate of 7.25 million in September 2005. They have risen from July’s rate of 3.84 million, which was the lowest in 15 years.

Haslam company bans firearms in lots By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press NASHVILLE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam’s support for requiring businesses to allow their workers to store guns in vehicles parked on company property conflicts with the policy in place for the 20,000 employees at a chain of truck stops his family owns. Company spokeswoman Cynthia Moxley told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Knoxvillebased Pilot Flying J prohibits workers from storing firearms in their vehicles at both its travel centers and corporate offices. Haslam said after a speech in Nashville on Tuesday that he was unaware of the policy. “The leadership of that company made a decision on that,� he said. “I never had a role in even talking to them about it. I didn’t even know what the rule was.� Haslam was president of Pilot until he was elected Knoxville mayor in 2003. The company was founded by his father Jim Haslam and is now run by his brother Jimmy Haslam. The candidate maintains an unspecified stake in the company with annual revenues of $20 billion, but won’t detail how much he earns from Pilot. Efforts to repeal a state law that lets companies decide whether to forbid employees from keeping guns in their cars while they work has pitted advocates like the National Rifle Association and Tennessee Firearms Association against business interests like the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Memphis-based Fedex Corp., whose lobbyists in committee hearings have argued that the gun ban is a workplace safety issue. Haslam caused some confusion on the campaign trail Monday when he first said it should be

Associated Press

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam talks with Patty Wise during a campaign stop on Monday in Springfield. up to employers to decide about gun policies on their property, but later clarified that business owners’ rights shouldn’t extend to firearms stored in locked cars. Haslam’s gun positions have come under closer scrutiny since he told the Tennessee Firearms Association last week he would sign into law efforts to end a requirement for people to obtain state-issued permits in order to carry handguns in public. The Republican said his personal preference is to maintain the current requirements for the state’s about 300,000 permit holders, but that he would defer to the will of the Legislature on the matter. Haslam, who does not own a gun, said he also supports a new state law allowing handgun carry permit holders to be armed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol. The measure has been subject of two overrides of gubernatorial vetos in the last two years. Democrat Mike McWherter has seized on Haslam’s positions on guns, calling it “irresponsible� because it will


Rapper ordered to prison

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities have ordered the rapper T.I. to report directly to a federal prison in Arkansas by Nov. 1 to start serving his 11 month prison sentence. U.S. Marshal Beverly Harvard on Tuesday ordered T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., to report to the Forrest City low-security prison where he served parts of an earlier 10 month stint on federal weapons charges. A federal judge in Atlanta sentenced the rapper this month to serve another 11 months in prison for breaking his federal probation after he was arrested on Sept. 1 in Los Angeles on drug charges.

ises, but he wants to leave it up to each business to decide for itself. “Bill Haslam is for letting anyone bring a gun to work unless they work for his oil company, in which case they can’t,� McWherter spokesman Shelby White said in an e-mail. “He’s all over the map on a fundamental public safety issue.�

encourage sympathetic lawmakers to pass a bill to do away with handgun carry permits. He also argues for restoring a ban on handguns at late-night bars. McWherter said it is the policy at his Jackson beer distributorship to allow workers to keep guns in their cars company prem-




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Peg Katz Pam McKay Sidney McKay Tressie Paschal Robin Trotter Sierra Trotter

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Auction Donors Alewine Pottery American Jewelry Company Applewood Farmhouse Art of Glynda Turley ArtWorks Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals, LLC Jeanette Ballard Barker’s Lounge The Barn Owl – Hallmark Bass Pro Shop Big Lots Biltmore Estate Black & Decker Blue Mountain Mist Inn Buie Pottery Mary Bundren Annette Carpenter Cathy’s Beauty Supply & Salon

Cherry Pit Chop House Citizen’s National Bank City of Sevierville Community Center Collier Food Group Color Bar & Spa Country Clutter Mandy & Jim Connor Country Tonite Craft Center Wine Direct Tools Dixie Stampede Dollywood From the Heart Florist G Webb Gallery Gary Woods Photography Linda Graham Grammy’s Hands - Wanda Smith Grand Majestic Theatre

Hidden Mountain Resort Eva Hill Vern Hippensteal Home Depot Jim Gray Gallery Linda Jones Knoxville Ice Bears Knoxville Zoo Kathryn Lathan LeConte Wellness Center LeConte Medical Center Gift Shop Lodge Cast Iron Lorelei Candles McMahan’s Auto & Truck Repair Medi-Spa at Knoxville Dermatology Mellow Mushroom Pigeon Forge Memories Theatre

Dorothy Middleton Morrison’s Mountain Brook Village Mountain National Bank Lee Murray Mr. Tablecloth Old Mill Square Outback Tressie Paschal Amanda Paletz Jason Patrick Karen Patterson The Peacock Main Street Boutique Quail Ridge Inn Bed & Breakfast Reagan Properties Reel Theatres Ripley’s Aquarium RiverStone Resort Package RiverStone Spa

Salon 1 Twenty Samuel’s Photography Tammie Sarten Sevier County Bank Simply Appealing Skin Care & Hairdresser SmartBank Smoky Mountain Memories Framery Smoky Mountain Palace Swaggerty’s Tennessee State Bank Basket Tennessee Titans Robert Tino The Tin Roof CafÊ David Trotter DDS Volunteer Glass Terri Waters Wilderness at the Smokies Wildernesswood

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All of the proceeds from Touch of Class will be applied to the Volunteers’ pledge to the Dr. Robert F. Thomas capital campaign for LeConte Medical Center.

A18 ◆ Local

The Mountain Press ◆ Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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

wednesday, oct. 27 Church Hoedown

Henderson Chapel Baptist Church Hallelujah Hoedown 5-7:30 p.m. Games, food and music. Costume parade. 453-0152.

Sevierville Story Time Preschool story time 10:30 a.m., King Family Library. Wear costumes. 365-1423.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Sugar Tree Road, Wears Valley. 4284932, n 9 a.m. Wellington Place. 429-5131

Riverbend Concert

Kenny Evans free concert 7 p.m., Riverbend Campground.

thursday, oct. 28 Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis exercise classes 9:30-10:30 a.m. UT Extension Office Mondays Thursdays in October. 4533695.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery free meal 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Kodak United Methodist Church. 933-5996.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Hot Meals

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


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

Midway FCE

Midway Family, Community and Education Club meets 1 p.m., Mountain National Bank, Kodak. Program on chocolate by county Agent Linda Hyder.

Emergency Panel

Sevier County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets 10 a.m. at E-911 Building on Bruce Street.

friday, oct. 29 Halloween Carnival

Gatlinburg Community Center Halloween Carnival 5:30-8:30 p.m. Costume contest, food, bowling, dance and taekwondo performances. Pre-school to eighth grade. 436-4990.

Kodak Story Time

Preschool story time 11 a.m. Kodak Library. Party and jack-o-lantern craft. Wear costumes. 933-0078.

Rummage Sale

Rummage sale at First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek, next to Dunn’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today and Saturday. Includes furniture.

saturday, oct. 30 Fall Carnival

Fall Carnival, Abundant Life Christian Church, 707 W. Main (Chapman Highway) 4-7 p.m. Free. Hot dog meal $1.50.

Roaring Fork Festival

Roaring Fork Baptist Church fall festival 3-7 p.m. Games, food, music. 680-5268.

Turkey Shoot

Turkey shoot 2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 18, Caton’s Chapel Volunteer Fire Department; $3 shot; $10 round. 314-0985

Covemont Baptist

Gospel singing 7 p.m., Covemont Baptist Church.

Community Appreciation

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival 4-7 p.m. Pigeon Forge First Baptist Church. Includes trunk-or-treat, food, balloon art, inflatables. 4534647.

Toy Run

Shiloh Riders East Tennessee Toy Run, Smokies Park. Gates open 9 a.m., ride leaves 1 p.m. $10 or new unwrapped toy.

Sevier Masonic Lodge No. 334, 434 Boyds Creek Highway, Seymour, free community appreciation monday, nov. 1 day 1-5 p.m. Includes food. Some in community to be Adult Basketball honored for service. Play starts at 6 p.m. for adult 5-on-5 basketball sunday, oct. 31 at Roaring Fork Baptist. Teams or singles welcome. 850-7501. Walnut Grove Baptist Walnut Grove Baptist Rocky Top Wings Church singing 7 p.m., Gold Wing Road Riders, featuring Steadfast from Rocky Top Wings, meets Hamlin, W.Va. 617-5380. 6:30 p.m. for meal; 7:30 meeting, IHOP, Gatlinburg Carnival Sevierville. Gatlinburg trick-or-treat carnival noon-3, Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza. Includes Prayer in Action contests, candy, bounce Concerned Women of house, music. sponsored by America Prayer in Action, 6-7 p.m. Pigeon Forge city and aquarium. UMC. 436-0313.

Gists Creek Singing

Gists Creek Baptist Church singing at 6 p.m. with New Mountain Grass.

Christian Festival

“God’s Country,” a free Christian festival, noon to 9 p.m. at Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge. 13 bands, drama teams, games, costume judging contest, more. 680-1891.

Harvest Festival

First Assembly of God Harvest Festival 6-8:30 p.m. Trunk-or-treat, games, food, 1187 Ernest McMahan Road, Sevierville. 453-8036.

Boyds Creek Baptist

Boyds Creek Baptist Church service in song, 7 p.m. with singers Still Standing.

Gateway Lighthouse

Revival 7 p.m., Gateway Lighthouse, 102 Red Bud Lane, Sevierville, with evangelists Keith and Marilyn Player, today through Friday. Homecoming and meal today.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Retired Citizens

Retired Citizens of the Smokies meets at 1 p.m., Gatlinburg Community Center. Program by Dr. Richard Dew on living wills. 436-3010.

Hot Meals

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

Audiobooks Class

Audiobook download class 10:30-11:30 a.m. Anna Porter Public Library. Free; registration necessary. 436-5588.


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Beech Springs Baptist

Trunk-or-treat, 4-7 p.m., Beech Springs Baptist Church, Kodak. Food, games, hayride, singing.


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