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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 307 ■ November 3, 2010 ■ ■ 75 Cents


Haslam wins in rout


Knoxville mayor’s voter percentage hovers around 70 percent

5Highlanders sights set high G-P hopes to build on winning tradition set over past three years SPORTS, Page A8

5Mary reuniting with old friend Mary Tyler Moore will join Betty White on a “Hot in Cleveland” show CELEBRITIES, Page A6


Helping families hit by cancer SCHS club holding portrait drive for two local families Page A3


By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press N A S H V I L L E — Republican Bill Haslam, fresh off his victory in the Tennessee governor’s race, is warning about “sobering challenges” facing his incoming administration. Haslam, who defeated Democrat Mike McWherter to become the state’s 49th governor, said he will go to Nashville today to work on transition issues. His top priority is preparing for a state budget that he said will shrink up to $1.5 billion after federal stimulus money runs out next year. With 75 percent of precincts reporting, Haslam had 867,347 votes, or 69 percent, to McWherter’s 405,701, or 31 percent. McWherter in his concession speech in Jackson wished Haslam success as governor, “because if he does well, the state will progress.” Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Bredesen couldn’t run again because of term limits. Haslam overcame McWherter’s claims that he was a “billionaire oil man” and his own controversial statements on gun rights. Supporters began waving banners and cheering as word of his large margin began to spread at the Haslam campaign party at

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Republican Bill Haslam shakes hands with supporters in Knoxville after he was named the winner in Tennessee’s race for governor on Tuesday. a Knoxville hotel. “I know we worked hard, but not that hard,” said Wayne Schnell, of Loudon County. “It’s been exciting and we wanted to be here for the end. It’s joyful.” Haslam was president of the family-owned Pilot chain of truck stops, one of

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Obituaries Anne Ripley, 87 Joann Onspaugh, 83 Mary Weatherly, 95 Samuel Cooper, 74 Charlie Neely, 72 Linda Williams, 44 Donald Beasecker, 78 DETAILS, Page A4


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as they stand now, but that he would defer to the will of the Legislature. McWherter ended up just as unsuccessful as Haslam’s GOP rivals during the primary in attacking the mayor for his See HASLAM, Page A2

Montgomery wins after suffering mild heart attack

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he called his “reckless” pledge that he’d sign into law a potential measure to eliminate requirements to obtain a state-issued permit to carry handguns in public. Haslam stressed that he preferred keep the laws governing the state’s 300,000 permit holders

Sevier County voters pick winners across the board

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the country’s largest privately owned companies, until he was elected mayor of Knoxville in 2003. McWherter, son of former Gov. Ned McWherter, failed to capitalize on his famous family name. The Democrat recently hit Haslam over what

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Voters in Pittman Center have a little more incentive to vote as Herbert Williford, 81, provides his homemade jams, jellies, bread and cookies every election day.

Local voters picked a full slate of winners Tuesday, choosing the eventual victor by wide margins in every race on ballots in the area. From the top of the ticket, where Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam crushed businessman Mike McWherter by more than seven to one, to the local races for state House, Sevier County residents were perfect in voting for the candidate who came out on top. Of course, that may have more to do with the fact that this was a good year for Republicans, which this area favors strongly, than the possibility that local residents would be good at the blackjack tables. Of the five partisan races on the ballot here, no Democrat came within even 2,000 of their opponents. While it was a day of celebrations for members of the GOP, there were some scary moments for at least one Republican

Inside A2 — Dems lose control of state Congressional majority A4 — GOP adds seats in General Assembly A16 — GOP nears House control, piles up wins

candidate. Rep. Richard Montgomery, R-Sevierville, had to undergo emergency surgery Tuesday afternoon to place a pair of stints around his heart after he suffered a mild heart attack. “He had been having some discomfort for a while and he was actually scheduled to see a heart specialist next week, but we decided he didn’t need to be going around like that,” Montgomery’s wife Ann said late Tuesday. “He is resting now and doing well. The doctors said if everything goes well he might be able to go home tomorrow.” Haslam, who was called the winner early in the evening by media outlets See SEVIER COUNTY, Page A5

Liquor referendum supporters gather petition signatures at polls By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — Supporters of a referendum on whether to allow package stores in Sevierville said they would regroup and try again to get the needed signatures on a petition, and Tuesday they were back with a new strategy. A few months ago, the signatures collected on their first petition turned out to include more people from outside the city than inside it. They fell short of the 310 signatures. They were collecting signatures

at Sevierville voting precincts Tuesday, which they hoped would ensure that is not a problem this time. “I think we’ve already got out signatures or we’re really close,” said local businessman Tony Duckworth, who is once again spearheading the effort. “I’ll be doing the count (Tuesday night).” The petition must be signed by a number of registered voters Jeff Farrell/The Mountain Press from Sevierville that equals at Bartender Christian Pinkham was among those taking sigleast 10 percent of the total voters natures for a petition to put a referendum on next year’s city election ballot for voters to decide whether liquor See REFERENDUM, Page A4 stores should be allowed inside the city.

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Democrats lose control of state Congressional majority Incumbent Phil Roe beats Mike Clark in 1st District By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press NASHVILLE — Republicans took three Democratic seats Tuesday night to take control of the Tennessee congressional delegation for the first time in nearly a decade. The Democrats’ 5-4 majority was eroded when the GOP won key seats in the 4th, 6th and 8th congressional districts, giving Republicans a 7-2 advantage. Freshman Republican Rep. Phil Roe retained his seat in the 1st District beat Democrat Mike Clark, and Republican Rep. Jimmy Duncan of Knoxville defeated Democratic challenger David Hancock in the 2nd District. The last time Republicans had a majority was in 2002. U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis, elected that year, lost Tuesday to Dr. Scott DesJarlais Tuesday night. With 81 percent of precincts reporting, DesJarlais had 94,294 votes, or 57 percent, to Davis’ 62,354, or 38 percent. In the 6th, with 65 percent of precincts reporting, Republican state Sen. Diane Black had 100,000 votes, or 68 percent, to Brett Carter’s 41,909, or 28 percent. And with 66 percent of precincts reporting in the 8th District, Republican Stephen Fincher had 76,877 votes, or 59 percent, to Democratic state Sen. Roy Herron’s 48,790, or 37 percent. Fincher referenced the other Republican victories in his own speech Tuesday night, saying he planned to address the “health care mess” and cut taxes. “It looks like we’re going to have a lot of help in Washington to straighten those guys out,” he said. In the 6th, Black, a registered nurse, made headlines before the August primary when campaign ads by one of her opponents alleged a drug testing company owned by her husband received $1 million in state contracts. A defamation lawsuit was brought by the company and is currently in mediation. Despite the negative publicity, indicators pointed to Black as a likely favorite to win the race in the suburbs east of Nashville. One was her distinct money edge over Carter and the fact that the district has been trending Republican since incumbent Rep. Bart Gordon first won it in 1984. “We’re spending too much money, we’re allowing government to do too much in our lives,” Black said Tuesday night. “We’re not allowing businesses to grow and create jobs. That’s the reason we’re seeing this wave across the country.”

Gordon enjoyed easy victories in the mostly Democratic district in the early 1990s, as did former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore in 1992. Gore once represented the district. But the district started to trend Republican, with former President George Bush carrying the district in 2000 and 2004 as did presidential candidate John McCain in 2008. Retiree Oma Applegate, 56, acknowledged that Carter doesn’t have much political experience, “but I want to give him a chance.” In the 8th, open because of retiring Democrat John Tanner, Herron criticized Fincher for loaning his own campaign $250,000 but listing no major assets on his congressional candidate disclosure forms. Fincher said he’s filled out all the documents “in good faith,” and that Herron desperately attacked him because he was behind in the polls. Kellee Strawbridge, 50, said she was turned off by Herron’s persistent criticism of Fincher’s financial disclosures, saying Herron was unfairly attacking Fincher and distracting voters from the issues. “He used dirty means, so there’s something he’s trying to hide, for me anyway,” Strawbridge said. In the 4th, Davis’ campaign publicized old divorce filings of Davis’ GOP challenger. An ad cited several items in the records, including efforts by DesJarlais to reduce child support and allegations that he once held a gun in his mouth for three hours and that he repeatedly pulled the trigger of an unloaded gun outside his former wife’s bedroom door. Retired welder Roy Cheaves said the ad was “just not right” and that it didn’t influence his vote. “When you get in a divorce there are hard feelings,” said the 84-year-old. “I didn’t get into that.” Other congressional incumbents from Tennessee faced nominal challenges. Tennessee’s third open seat, the 3rd District, stayed in Republican hands with Chattanooga attorney Chuck Fleischmann beating Democrat John Wolfe. The seat was vacated by Zach Wamp to run for governor. Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper beat Republican David Hall in the 5th. Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn defeated Greg Rabidoux in the 7th and Rep. Steve Cohen defeated Memphis businesswoman Charlotte Bergmann in the 9th.

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refusal to disclose his personal earnings from his unspecified share in Pilot, which has annual revenues of about $20 billion. Haslam rejected claims that he was either or a billionaire or an oil man. Clarksville hotel worker Charlsie Lankford, 45, said she voted for Haslam “mainly because he knows how to run a business.” Haslam was the dominant fundraiser of the campaign, while McWherter struggled to raise campaign cash. Haslam had spent nearly $16 million since joining the race compared with McWherter’s $3.2 million, according to the most recent campaign finance reports. Roy Cheaves, a retired welder who cast his ballot at the Haletown Volunteer Fire Department in rural Marion County, said he voted for Haslam despite once going fishing with McWherter’s father. He said improving the state’s education system was among his top priorities. “I think education is something that needs more accountability,” said Cheaves, 84, “The kids are not learning. That’s the main thing. “ Both candidates said they’d work to build on Bredesen’s accomplishments. “It was really a tough choice for me,” said Craig Cowles, 70, who works in real estate in Memphis and usually votes Republican. “I do think the current administration has done a really good job ... I just voted for Mr. Haslam, I guess partly because of all the ads and so many signs.”

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Mike McWherter speaks to supporters in Jackson after Bill Haslam, was named the winner in Tennessee’s race for governor on Tuesday. The two candidates clashed most often over how they would work to improve the state’s economy and deal with the state’s budget crunch. Haslam argued that his executive experience makes him best prepared to work with lawmakers to make $1.5 billion in cuts needed in the new year. McWherter, meanwhile, charged that Haslam exaggerated the

severity of the state’s budget picture and that he would stick with the cuts already envisioned in Bredesen’s spending plans. Voter Jane Row, who works at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, said she cast her ballot for McWherter over the gun issue. “I like his position on guns,” said Row, 65. “There are too many guns in our country.”

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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 4280748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3 Conner Heights Revival

Revival at Conner Heights Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge through Nov. 5, 7 p.m. daily, Evangelist James Langston. 453-3403.

thurSDAY, NOV. 4 Salute to Veterans

Sevier County High School Salute to Veterans with performances 6:30 p.m. today, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5.

Souper Bowl

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Souper Bowl benefit for United Way, 5-6:30 p.m. $20 includes soup and bowl. Tickets sold by staff or at the door. 436-5860.

Library Movie

Thursday movie at Anna Porter Public Library, “The Ghost Writer” (PG13), 6 p.m. Free. 4365588.

Right To Life

Sevier County Right to Life meets 5:30 p.m. at the Pigeon Forge Library. 908-2689 or 335-7764.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. Pigeon Forge. 429-2508.

Conner Heights Revival

Revival at Conner Heights Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge through Nov. 5, 7 p.m. daily, Evangelist James Langston. 453-3403.

Rummage Sale

Sevier County Crewettes indoor rummage sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Friday, Rescue Squad, Dolly Parton Parkway.

Bible Study

Community study on “Returning to Bethlehem: The Book of Ruth” 10 a.m., FUMC Pigeon Forge. 436-0313.

Celebrate Recovery

Gatlinburg Garden Club

Hot Meals

Abundant Life Service

Celebrate Recovery, meal from 5-6 p.m. and 6:30 service then small groups, every Thursday. Kodak United Methodist Church. Childcare provided. Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:306:30 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.

Gatlinburg Garden Club meets 1 p.m., Community Center. Program: “Nature’s Jewelry Made from Roses” by Carolyn Mikles. Refreshments served. Abundant Life Christian Church, 707 W. Main, Sevierville, beginning a 6:30 p.m. Thursday worship service. 908-7727.


Mothers of Preschoolers through kindergarten and expecting, 9:30-noon, first and third Friday. Childcare provided. Evergreen Church. 4283001.

SCHS helping cancer-stricken families Today is deadline for portrait orders By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer Sevier County High School club Students Helping Others is hosting a portrait drive the weekend of Nov. 13 that will benefit families affected by cancer. “The students had friends who had family members with cancer and wanted to help them out,” said SCHS counselor and SHO sponsor Kristi Lakey. “There are two local families. One is having to travel to Vanderbilt a lot.”

Lakey had previously worked with photography company The Portrait Cafe during other fundraisers. It will offer two packages: “Kiddie Couture,” in which children ages 3 months to 10 years can dress up, and a traditional “Family Portrait.” Customers will receive one 8x10-inch, two 5x7-inch and eight wallet-size photos for $9.95, which will benefit the families. They also have the option to buy more pictures. All orders must be in by today. Those interested can call Lakey at 453-5525 or e-mail her at kristilakey@ Once all orders are

received, The Portrait Cafe will notify the school of the exact day or days the pictures will be taken (Lakey said one day would likely fall on Saturday, Nov. 13). “It’s for a great cause, and we’re hoping to raise quite a bit,” said SCHS senior and SHO member Chris Bush. “SHO is a group of kids who meet on Wednesday mornings and do community service,” Lakey said. “We encourage them to pass along their activities to other clubs. They do a wide variety of things, and it’s open to all age groups (in the school). Everyone needs experience in community service, espe-

cially these kids who are applying to colleges.” “We’re all very community service-oriented — it’s just something we love to do,” Bush said. The club has been involved in opening doors at Sevierville Primary School, working with the Sevier County Food Ministries and Toys for Tots, participating in the Sevierville and Gatlinburg Chambers of Commerce ELF Mini Golf Tournament and hosting their own fundraisers, including a “Rock-a-Thon” that is set for Dec. 3. “I’m really proud of them,” Lakey said. n

arre s t re p ort 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 Joshua John David Allison, 19, of 1454 Lin Creek Road in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 1 with theft. He was released on $500 bond. u Thomas Lester Campbell, 49, of 205 Buena Vista Drive in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 2 with driving while revoked and reckless endangerment. He was being held in lieu of $4,500 bond. u Christopher Ray Cox, 24, of 459 W. Mill Creek Road Lot 6 in Pigeon Forge,

was charged Nov. 1 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Sharon Duncan Fortner, 52, of 4333 Winfield Heights in Gatlinburg, was charged Nov. 2 with theft and violation of probation. She was being held in lieu of $3,000 bond. u Tyler Matthew Franklin, 23, of 4243 Douglas Dam Road in Kodak, was charged Nov. 2 with DUI. He was released on $2,200 bond. u Andrew Ryan Gossard, 23, of 2231 McCrosky Island Apt. 8 in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 1 with aggravated burglary. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Paula Michael Lootens, 32, of 803 Carter St. in


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Seymour, was charged Nov. 1 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held in lieu of $231.75 bond. u Vadym Aleksand Molchanov, 24, of 239 Sycamore Lane Apt. 31 in Gatlinburg, was charged Nov. 1 with DUI. He was released on $2,500 bond. u Bobby Joe Ogle, 27, of Knoxville, was charged Nov. 1 with theft. He was being held in lieu of $1,750 bond. u Tiffany Ann Rayfield, 31, of 404 W. Laurel Road in Gatlinburg, was charged Nov. 2 with being a fugitive from justice, violation of probation and criminal impersonation. She was being held. u Sherry Lee Thomas ,50, of C.M. Rankin Road

in White Pine, was charged Nov. 1 with driving on a suspended license and reckless driving. She was released on $2,450 bond. u Patricia Estelena Walker, 29, of 3809 Lower Powerdmill Road in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 1 with assault. She was released on $750 bond. u Brittany Hope Watson, 22, of 344 Sky Valley Circle in Seymour, was charged Nov. 1 with violation of probation. She was being held. u Amber Marie Wilkinson, 21, of 2232 McCroskey Road Apt. 8 in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 2 with aggravated burglary. She was being held in lieu of $2,000 bond.

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Joann Ruth Allinger Onspaugh, 83 of Sevierville, formerly of Virginia Beach, Va., died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Survivors: sons Terrence Lee Onspaugh of Goose Creek, S.C. and Charles Edward Onspaugh Jr. of Sevierville; daughter Pamela Ann McDaniel of Sevierville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Teri Newman, 3629 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Wednesday with a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Ernie Coleman in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

Charles Roy Neely

Charles “Charlie” Roy Neely, 72 of Seymour, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 after a battle with a spinal cord injury. He loved U.T. sports and was a former deacon at Alcoa First Baptist. He was a SSGT in the 134th Air National Guard. He was loved by all and always tried to do the right thing. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carrie Neely. Survivors: wife of 44 years, Pat Neely; first cousin, Dr. E. Robert Neely and wife Pat of Kingsport; brothers-in-law and sistersin-law, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews and extended family. In lieu of flowers memorial n donations can be made to First Baptist Church Seymour, 11621 Mary Ruth Weatherly Chapman Highway, Seymour, Mary Ruth Weatherly, 95, TN 37865. of Bayview Nursing Home Family and friends will meet in Beaufort, S.C., died Oct. 2 p.m. Wednesday in Atchley’s 31, 2010. She was born Seymour Memory Gardens for in Altamahaw, Alamance graveside service and interment County, N.C. to Dr. John with Pastor Bruce Yates officiatBruce Weatherly and Floy ing. Siler England. Survivors: sister Mattie n “Matsie” Weatherly Anderson of New York and by many Linda Gail Williams loving nieces and nephews. Linda Gail Williams, 44 of She and her sisters attended Asheville Normal School Newport, died Saturday, Oct. while their mother taught ele- 30, 2010 at Baptist Hospital of mentary school in Cherokee. Cocke County. Survivors: daughters and She and her mother moved Naomi and to Knoxville, where Mary sons-in-law was the head nurse on the Brandon Surber and Joy and maternity ward at St. Mary’s William McCarter and daughter Brooke Hall, all of Cosby; Hospital for many years. She was active in the daughter Kelly Cardwell of Fountain City Presbyterian Sevierville; seven grandchildren. Church in Knoxville and a Additional survivors include a frequent visitor with fam- special nephew. A memorial service will be ily members at the First Presbyterian Church in held at a later date. Online conSevierville. Copeland Funeral dolences to the Williams family Service in Beaufort and may be sent to costnermaloyfuRawlings Funeral Home in Sevierville are handling funerCremation arrangements by al arrangements. Graveside Costner-Maloy. services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the Shiloh Memorial Donald Eugene Cemetery in Pigeon Forge Beasecker with Ms. Pamela Kayon of Donald Eugene Beasecker, 78 of First Presbyterian Church of Kodak, and formerly of Arcanum, Sevierville officiating. Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 Suggested memorials: the at his daughter and son-in-law’s resShiloh Memorial Cemetery idence in Morehead, Association; or the Susan Ky. G. Komen Breast Cancer He was an Foundation, attn: Donor Industrial Engineer. Services, PO Box 650309, He worked at Dallas, TX 75465. N.C.R. in Dayton for 20 years and was also a Corrections Officer Samuel Andrew for the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Cooper Department in Clearwater, Fla. Services for Samuel Andrew for 13 years. Cooper, 74 of Bolivar are 2 Survivors: wife, Yvonne B. p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at (Brinegar) Beasecker; daughHolley-Gamble Funeral Home ters and son-in-law, Dawna in Clinton. Visitation is 10 a.m. Beasecker of Kodak and – 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sandra and Daryl Williamson funeral home. of Morehead; four grandchilHe was an electrical contrac- dren; eight great-grandchildren; tor for Kelley Electric Company. brothers, Robert Beasecker of He was born March 20, 1936 Greenville, Ohio and Walter in Pigeon Forge, grew up in Beasecker of Arcanum, Ohio. Gatlinburg and lived in Bolivar Donald was a veteran of the for the last six years. He was United States Air Force during a member of Bolivar Church the Korean Conflict. He was a of Christ. Mason and a Methodist. Survivors: daughters, Andrea A funeral service is 10:30 Cooper (Eddie) Henson of a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 Bolivar, Cathy (Joel) Fulgham of at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Montgomery, Ill.; son, Carson in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor (Pam) Cooper of Clearwater, Fred Herron officiating. Burial Fla.; stepchildren, Terry will follow in Ithaca Cemetery Smelcher of Lewisville, Sherry in Ithaca, Ohio. The family will Brummitt of Clinton, Michael receive friends on Wednesday Smelcher of Chattanooga; sis- from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral ter, Jane Crawford of Ellenton, home. Condolences for the famFla.; nine grandchildren. ily may be expressed through Memorials may be directed to

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Anne Browning Ripley Anne Browning Ripley died peacefully in her sleep at the Ben Atchley Veterans’ Home in Knoxville, on Nov. 1, 2010. She was 87. Ms. Ripley was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 9, 1923. She was the eldest child born to the late Preston Mercer Browning and Gertrude Stephenson Browning. Her childhood home was Culpeper, VA. Ms. Ripley attended St. Mary’s College after high school and later completed her Bachelor ’s degree in social work at the Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, VA. Ms. Ripley enlisted in the U.S. Navy, during WWII and was a WAVE from October 5, 1944 to August 21, 1946. During her time in the Navy, she met and married the late Thomas H. Ripley of Bennington, VT. The Ripley couple moved between Blacksburg, VA, Martha’s Vineyard, MA and Marston’s Mills, MA, while Dr. Ripley completed his Master ’s and Ph.D. Ms. Ripley grew to love New England, especially Cape Cod, MA. The family built a cottage on Cape Cod in 1960, and summered there every year with their children. It was there, that Ms. Ripley grew to have a lifelong love of sailing, beach-going, shelling and swimming. Ms. Ripley became a resident of Knoxville, TN in 1969 when Dr. Ripley was appointed Director of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife for the T.V.A. Ms. Ripley was an avid traveller, visiting Europe several times with her late husband and children in the ‘70s. Her favorite destinations were Sanibel Island, Fla., and her beloved Cape Cod. Ms. Ripley was a devoted Episcopalian and long-time member of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Knoxville. She was an avid reader and lover of the arts, particularly classical music and theater. Ms. Ripley is survived by three children: Elizabeth (Ripley) Stromeyer of Buzzards Bay, MA; James (Jim) Ripley of Sevierville, TN; and Constance (Connie) Ripley of Wildwood, GA. Ms. Ripley also leaves behind her 2 younger brothers, Charles W. Browning (84 of Chapel Hill, NC), Preston M. Browning, Jr. (81 of Ashfield, MA); her sisters-in-law, Margaret Knoerr (of Chapel Hill, NC), Mary Jo Browning (of Culpeper, VA), and Ann Browning (of Ashfield, MA). She also leaves behind her son-in-law, Don Stromeyer (of Buzzards Bay, MA); her former daughter-inlaw, Donna Ripley (of Sevierville); her former son-in-law, Francisco Perez (of Leon, Mexico) and her precious granddaughter, Meghan Ripley (of Knoxville). She loved all of her many nieces and nephews and their families and will be remembered by many friends. There will be a memorial service, celebrating her life, at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore at



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in the last election. It will likely be some time before voters find out if the referendum will appear on a ballot, however. The Sevier County Election Commission has until 30 days before the election to certify the petition; the municipal election is in May of next year. If the petition has enough signatures, it would be up to Sevierville voters to decide whether they want to allow the sale of liquor for off-premise consumption. The city already allows the sale of liquor by the drink, meaning it can be sold in bars and restaurants. n

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NASHVILLE — Republicans padded their majority in both chambers of the General Assembly during Tuesday’s election by riding a wave of anti-incumbent sentiment among midterm voters. With Republican Bill Haslam’s victory in the governor’s race, Republican House Caucus Chair Glen Casada said the party is ready to immediately support Haslam’s legislative agenda. “We have to get to work tomorrow and we are looking forward to working with Gov. Haslam on his jobs bill,” Casada said Tuesday night. State Democrats were unable to stop the Republican sweep in the House, losing a number of incumbents. Republicans picked up at least six seats in the House and one new seat in the Senate as of late Tuesday night, and were leading in several others. In District 64 in Bedford County, Republican Sheila Butt beat Democratic Rep. Ty Cobb, of Shelbyville. In District 32 representing Roane and Loundon counties, Republican Julia Hurley beat Democratic Rep. Dennis Ferguson. Republican challenger David Alexander beat Democratic Rep. George Fraley in District 39 representing Franklin, Moore and part of Lincoln counties. And GOP challenger Tim Wirgau beat Democratic Rep. Willie “Butch” Borchet, representing Henry, Benton and Stewart counties. Wirgau said he was encouraged by local residents run for the seat and was promised he’d have the support to win. “It was definitely my volunteer base, who helped me hand-in-hand,” he said Tuesday night. “It was amazing. I am very thrilled.”

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S T A T E / N A T I O N / W O R L D b rie f s McSween to become interim dean at UT

Discovery to the International Space Station. Otherwise, it will have to wait until December because of sun angles. Gas leaks had already forced a twoKNOXVILLE (AP) — Longtime day postponement for Discovery’s last University of Tennessee planetary sciences professor Harry “Hap� McSween trip into orbit. “ will become interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on Jan. 1. Dye helps catch robbery McSween’s appointment was suspect ‘red-handed’ announced in a daily e-mail to faculty and staff Tuesday morning. CHARLEROI, Pa. (AP) — The FBI McSween has been at UT for 32 years says a southwestern Pennsylvania bank and is a distinguished professor of sci- robbery suspect has been caught “redence and a chancellor’s professor of handed.� earth and planet sciences. Fifty-year-old Kurt Fritzel, of He will take over from Dean Bruce Charleroi, is in jail after police and Bursten, who announced last month he the FBI say he robbed a Citizens Bank would return to teaching at UT at the branch a few doors down from his end of the year. apartment. Witnesses say a dye pack The arts and sciences college admin- hidden in the money he stole exploded isters 60 percent of undergraduate in his hands, creating a red cloud that credit hours. led authorities to his home. Authorities searched Fritzel’s apartment above a thrift and used furniture Ex-Henderson deputy shop Monday after the heist. Senior indicted for child porn FBI Agent David Hedges, who heads the bureau’s Charleroi office, declined JACKSON (AP) — A former West to comment except to call it a “pathetic Tennessee sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on child pornography charges. case.� The Jackson Sun reports 42-year-old Robert Stacey Kilgore has a hearing Charlie Sheen files for date of Nov. 10 in U.S. District Court at divorce in Los Angeles Memphis. The newspaper reports Kilgore is LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Sheen accused of inducing a 10-year-old girl filed to end his marriage to his third to engage in explicit behavior and takwife Monday and stated in documents ing photographs. He was arrested last that the couple separated the same day month on federal child exploitation as a Christmas 2009 altercation that charges. led to assault charges against the vetSheriff Brian Duke said Kilgore — a eran actor. former narcotics officer — has been fired by the department.

Electrical problem on shuttle delays launch

Bombings, mortar strikes kill 76 across Baghdad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The final launch of space shuttle Discovery has been delayed again, this time because of an electrical problem. NASA decided early Tuesday evening to bump the liftoff until at least Thursday. The decision came less than 24 hours before the scheduled launch on Wednesday. The space agency has until Sunday — possibly as late as Monday — to send

BAGHDAD (AP) — Rapid-fire bombings and mortar strikes killed 76 people and wounded more than 200 across Baghdad’s myriad neighborhoods Tuesday, demonstrating the insurgents’ ability to carry out coordinated strikes from one side of the capital to the other. The attack — blasts in at least 13 separate neighborhoods — was clearly designed to hit civilians at restaurants and cafes where many Iraqis were gathered to enjoy the warm evening.

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statewide, won in Sevier County with 16,591 votes to McWherter’s 2,691. Haslam scored one of his biggest victories across the state with those numbers are he cruised easily to victory in the contest to succeed term-limited Gov. Phil Bredesen. In races for the U.S. House, both Republican incumbents held on to their seats easily. In the 1st District, Rep. Phil Roe received 11,642 votes in Sevier County to Democratic challenger Michael Clark’s 1,993, while Independent Kermit Steck managed only 320 here. John Duncan Jr. pulled in 4,450 votes from people mainly in the southern and western ends of the county including parts of Gatlinburg and Seymour. He was followed by a list of challengers including Democrat Dave Hancock (556 votes), and Independents D.H. “Andy� Andrew (64), James Headings (18), Joseph Leinweber Jr. (36) and Greg Samples (35). A pair of races for seats representing Sevier County in the General Assembly were also decided Tuesday, including Montgomery’s effort to retain his post. Montgomery handily bested his challenger, Democrat Gary Eichmann, in the 12th District contest, netting 13,591 votes to Eichmann’s 2,112. The eastern and northern parts of the county make up the entire district, meaning Montgomery was reelected. In the 8th District campaign to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Joe McCord, R-Maryville, who opted not to seek re-election, Republican Art Swann got 2,632 to Democrat Marvin Pratt’s 538. In Blount County, The Daily Times reported

How Sevier voted Results from Tuesday’s voting in Sevier County*: Governor Bill Haslam (R) 16,591 Mike McWherter (D) 2,691 U.S. House District 1 Phil Roe (R) 11,642 Michael Clark (D) 1,993 U.S. House District 2 John Duncan Jr. (R) 4,450 Dave Hancock (D) 556

Swann with 9,989 and Pratt with 2,322, meaning Swann will be the new representative for the area. Local voters weighed in on an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would designate hunting and fishing as a protected right, agreeing to make that change by a margin of more than 15 to 1. The total came down to 16,927 “Yes� votes and 1,469 “No� votes. Residents in Pittman Center also had their say in elections for mayor and alderman, with incumbents running in both those contests. Mayor Glenn Cardwell, who ran unopposed, received 160 votes to stay in office. In the race for alderman, Kevin Howard received 138 votes and Jerry Huskey received 146. Since voters were asked to pick two candidates and they were the only two on the ballot, they both won. Across the county there


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were no major issues reported with the voting, though there were some complications as poll workers at Seymour Primary School shut down their voting machines and found they were short on the seals required to close them. That situation was quickly remedied, Administrator of Elections RonĂŠe Flynn said. Election officials were pleased with the heavy turnout on election day, that made up for a slight decrease in early voting tallies. Nearly 20,000 local residents, or about 40 percent, turned out to cast ballots, Election Commission Chairman J.B. Matthews pointed out. All the results released Tuesday evening are unofficial until they can be checked and certified by the Election Commission when it meets next week. n

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Kickoff Nov. 8 for Winterfest

Sevierville will be the first to kick off Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual Music, Lights & Magic event fr0m 3-8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Municipal Complex. This year’s Music, Lights & Magic event will again include Santa’s Workshop for children, lighting displays and fireworks. Other event highlights include photo opportunities with Santa Claus. Sevierville city services will also provide children’s activities. Winterfest is celebrated throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.



Toys for Tots Bike Run Sunday

The 19th annual Toys For Tots Bike Run will be Sunday from the Sevier County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the ride leaves at 1 p.m. It will end at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, with music by Kelly Stout and Hand Over Fist and free food. Admission for the ride is $10 per person or a new unwrapped toy. For information call 429-9002 or e-mail to johnlinnert@mcl1206. com.



Two days left to enter pageant

Only two days remain to submit entry applications for The Mountain Press Relay For Life team’s second Holiday of Hope pageant benefiting the American Cancer Society. Friday is the deadline to enter the Nov. 20 pageant to be held at Country Tonite Theater. The minimum entry fee is $25. Forms can be picked up at The Mountain Press, Country Tonite, Tennessee State Bank and Thomas Fashions and Photography. Forms can also be requested by calling 428-0748 ext. 215 or 262 or by e-mailingto



Ramsey Prong Road is closed

The Ramsey Prong Road in the Greenbrier Area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be closed for bridge repairs through Friday. For safety reasons the road beyond its junction with the Porters Creek Road will be closed to all use. Park officials have advised that all vehicles will have to be out of the Ramsey Cascades Trailhead by Sunday night. Bridge inspections showed deficiencies which will be corrected during the closure period.

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Public discipline considered for judges NASHVILLE (AP) — Some Tennessee lawmakers say they would like to see more disciplinary action taken against state judges made public. The Tennessean reports the proposal is among changes lawmakers want to make to the Court of the Judiciary, which was created by the Legislature in 1979 to discipline Tennessee judges. According to the court’s recent annual report, of 344 complaints leveled against Tennessee judges

last year, only one resulted in a public reprimand. Most of the court’s work is conducted in private. A subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee completed its review of the court last week. Legislation is expected to be submitted to the full committee when the General Assembly convenes next year. Sen. Doug Jackson was one member of the subcommittee firmly against the court’s private procedures.

The Planning Commission will not hold its regular meeting Thursday, but the Board of Zoning Appeals will meet to review two items. The BZA will meet at 4 p.m. in the Civic Center to consider a request for a variance and another item.

executive director of the Tennessee Bar Association, defended the privacy process in a letter to the panel. “Such admonishment points out the behavior and suggests a remedy so that the judge, who will remain in office unless impeached, modifies his or her behavior,” Ramsaur wrote. “Making all such reprimands public may lead to the judge becoming defensive about the behavior rather than making the adjustments.”

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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2010. There are 58 days left in the year.

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On Nov. 3, 1900, the first major U.S. automobile show opened at New York’s Madison Square Garden under the auspices of the Automobile Club of America.


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nation quote roundup “No matter what happens (with the vote to legalize marijuana in California), it’s now undeniable that national public sentiment is increasingly turning against the idea that responsible adults should be criminalized for using a substance less harmful than alcohol. We are already looking forward to achieving major victories in 2012.” — Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project

“It takes a lot of luck for this to happen, too. You can have all the talent in the world. Those Giants teams with Willie Mays and (Willie) McCovey — they had four Hall of Famers on that team. We had the talent on this team, especially on the pitching side, but we got lucky, too. It takes a little bit of both to win a World Series.” — San Francisco outfielder Aaron Rowand after the Giants won the World Series for the first time since 1954, when the team was still in New York

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Four days before Election Day, Texas Gov. George W. Bush found himself being peppered with questions about the revelation that he’d been arrested for driving under the influence in 1976. Bush supporters accused Democrats of “dirty tricks,” prompting a denial of involvement from Vice President Al Gore’s campaign.

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In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a landslide election victory over Republican challenger Alfred M. “Alf” Landon.


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“I really question whether we should have private censure at all,” said the Dickson Democrat. Tennessee is among 33 states that keep complaints against judges private unless formal charges are filed after an investigation, according to the American Judicature Society. Oregon is the only state that makes judicial complaints and investigations public from start to finish. Allan Ramsaur,


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“Among these things but one thing seems certain — that nothing certain exists, and that nothing is more pitiable or more presumptuous than man.” — Pliny the Elder, Roman scholar.

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NEW YORK (AP) — TV Land is reuniting Mary Tyler Moore with her 1970s sitcom sidekick Betty White. T h e network announced Tuesday that Moore will guest star on the secondseason premiere of Moore White’s hit comedy, “Hot in Cleveland.” TV Land says the episode will air in January. Moore’s guest appearance will be the first time she and White have acted on screen together since “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” went off the air more than three decades ago.

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Polarizing of politics to get worse If it was my responsibility to organize a national Republican campaign (admittedly, a highly unlikely possibility) and could make only two phone-calls for advice, one of those calls, I can be sure, would be to former six-term GOP congressman from Virginia, Tom Davis. Davis who voluntarily left his suburban Virginia district in 2006 was the respected chairman of the House Republican campaign committee, four years earlier, when for the first time in 68 years (since FDR’s first term), the party controlling both the US House and the White House successfully increased its House majority in the President’s first mid-term election. So, I decided to seek in the closing days of President Barack Obama’s first mid-term election Tom Davis’s distilled wisdom on campaign 2010 and its consequences. What about the universally-expected GOP victories? According to Davis: “This race has not been about the Republicans; it has been about the Democrats. The 2010 election is not an affirmative endorsement of my Party. We are simply an instrument for voters to use as a protest” He reminded me of the similarities between 2010 and the year he was elected to Congress, 1994 the first mid-term election of the last Democratic President, Bill Clinton: “That year, voters elected me — and the first Republican House in 40 years-to protect them from Bill Clinton. Two years later, voters re-elected Bill Clinton to protect them from me and the House Republican majority.” Divided government-with one party controlling the White house and the other controlling at least the House or the Senate-has been lately the rule rather than the exception. “For 38 of the past 60 years, voters have given uns divided government.,” notes Davis.” This election has been about putting a check on the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress.” He has not been surprised at the “revolt against the nation’s political establisment of both parties” citing the upset primary victories of GOP insurgents against the Party-backed US Senate candidates in Kentucky, Colorado, Alaska, Utah, and Delaware. Davis thinks it only logical after the failed political record of the last decade beginning with “9/11, followed by two failed wars, a national economic meltdown, and a dysfunctional political system.” So what lies ahead? Tom Davis sees “ gridlock on steroids ... I believe it’s going to get more polarized before it gets better.” One reason for the increased polarization, according to Davis, is that the two parties are now defined and divided more “along cultural and values lines. It is much harder to compromise on differences in values than on economic differences.” Much will depend on the reaction of President Obama to the newly-embodened Republican opposition. “Which course do you think is more liely ?” asks Davis. “Will the President be bold and seek to set the Republicans as obstructionists or will he emerge as a “moderate to win back the middle?” But Republicans, according to this former Party leader, are “ not in any mood to compromise”-especially after they have seen what happened (in party primary defeats) to their colleagues who did so and were branded collaborators.Tom Davis thinks that the President conclude that he has “to demonize the Republican Congress.” Still he holds out hope: “Divided government can be a good thing when leaders can step forward and step out of their (partisan) boxes in order to get things done.” Davis was in office when Democratic President Bill Clinton and a Republican House passed welfare reform and managed to achieve the first balanced federal budgets in the last forty years. But Tom Davis believes that what lies ahead immediately is “going to be a nasty period.” I have learned from first-hand experience,don’t bet against the political insights of Tom davis,an authentic Republican wiseman. — Mark Shields is a veteran political campaign manager and frequent television talk show commentator. Column distributed by Creators Syndicate. (C)2009 Mark Shields.


Down on the farm

Victim of online scam tells a tale that is worth heeding Chuck Winstead deserves a lot of credit for telling his story. Nobody likes to be made a fool of. Nobody likes to be a victim and then relate how that came to happen. Winstead was a victim and did tell his story, and maybe someone else out there will be spared the grief and aggravation he has endured. Winstead was an avid participant in an online game called Farmville. It’s a game that offers participants the chance to maintain a virtual farm, calling on their friends and completing tasks to help them earn points they can use to advance their farm. He made an online purchase — the only one he made while playing the game. “A thing popped up to say I won a bunch of points, but I had to verify some of my information. They had part of my debit card number, but it said I had to give the rest and some other

information like my address and phone number to get the points.” He knew better than to give out such personal information, but be got caught up in the moment and provided the info. That led to his identity being stolen, a fake debit card being created and a number of charges made in his name at stores away from here. Winstead discovered the identity theft when he tried to make purchases with his real cards and they were declined. He never imagined his identity had been stolen. Few of us ever would. He thought the bank had made a mistake. He finally found out a hold had been put on his card by bank personnel suspicious of where purchases were being made in his name. He is grateful someone at the bank was watching the activity in his account and flagged it. Winstead is not sure how much

money was spent by thieves using his name. He hopes he’ll be forgiven much of the debt. He also has learned — the hard way — a lesson in using the Internet. Until things get sorted out, his bank account is frozen, his savings account is frozen and he has to figure out how to make payments until things are sorted out. Making purchases online is generally safe, if you are dealing with reputable businesses and websites. To avoid what happened to Chuck Winstead, be extra cautious when asked for information. There are lot of scammers at work in society. All they need are one or two hits to make it worth their efforts. And all it takes is one person victimized to turn your life crazy and create all sorts of problems to work out. There are a lot of scam artists, thieves and villains out there in cyberspace. You can’t be too careful.

Political view


Revenue Department scandal tarnishes With the administration of Gov. Phil Bredesen winding down to its final months, Tennesseans can look back with approval at the accomplishments of the past eight years in education reform, economic development and land conservation. Still, there have been some disquieting revelations recently that could tarnish the legacy. First, there was the hiring of Bredesen’s deputy, John Morgan, as chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents with a boosted salary (since reduced), a bypass of educational requirements for the position and without interviewing any other candidates. Now, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the FBI are scrutinizing whether the state Revenue Department mishandled taxevasion investigations involving a number

of businesses including D.T. McCall & Sons furniture stores. As The Tennessean reported Oct. 21, the law enforcement agencies have subpoenaed Revenue Department records to determine whether Reagan Farr, who was Bredesen’s revenue commissioner from 2007 until Sept. 1 of this year, and Revenue employees improperly ended criminal investigations to instead pursue confidential civil settlements in those cases. Farr, who left the administration to return to the private sector, says he did not interfere in investigations and is confident that they were “handled appropriately.” But questions have been raised since Davidson County District Attorney Torry Johnson and 15th Judicial District Attorney Tommy Thompson said they learned that

Farr’s office had dropped a criminal case against D.T. McCall after the business’ employees would not cooperate and that Revenue refused to turn over the investigation to the DAs’ offices that held jurisdiction. The furniture chain’s president also says his company has not done anything wrong. Clearly, much is not yet known. But even if there was no deliberate attempt to derail a criminal probe by Farr or Revenue employees, it does appear that, as Thompson says, the investigation has been “marred terribly.” ... And it could cast new scrutiny on other projects undertaken by the Revenue Department during Farr’s tenure. Questions were raised earlier this year over the expansion of the TNInvestco state-funded venture capital program — overseen by Farr. ...

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Bears have big shoes to fill a year after 2-AAA title season

Bearettes return most players from last year’s region team

By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor

By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor

SEVIERVILLE — Coming off of last year’s historic 27-6 District 2-AAA championship season, the 2010-2011 edition of the Sevier County Smoky Bears has their work cut out for them. The Bears graduated AllDistrict selection Austin Nave, as well as post Ken Wright stopper Jordan Henrickson, glue-guy Zac Carlson and subs Kel McCarter, Michael Brett and Nathan Hays. Now the team is without all of that leadership Josh Johnson and, perhaps more importantly, height. “It’s a new year, and there’s no doubt we lost an awful lot,” SCHS head coach Ken Wright said. Dakota Cogdill “That was a veteran team last year, but hopefully they’ve showed these kids the way — they showed them how to practice, how to play hard and how to Bentley Manning win. “Our biggest problem this year is going to be size — we just don’t have any,” he continued. “Our biggest kids are freshmen. So Zac Gonzalez we’re just going to have to scrap and battle for everything.” Leading the way will be senior point guard Zac Gonzalez and junior Bentley Manning, along with seniors Josh Johnson and Dakota Cogdill — both of whom are still battling with the SCHS football team. “You hope you miss them for a while,” Wright said. “Because we want football to do good.” Other varsity players missing due to football obligations are Jordan Whaley and Logan McCarter. Several JV players are also still on the gridiron. Still, Wright and crew are making due, and took to the court for their first practice on Monday. Having lost the team’s top scorer in Nave, the coach is looking to several players to step up their scoring and consistency from last year. “Basketball is not equal opportunity,” Wright said. “Your best players better be getting the most shots. Nave was our best player

SEVIERVILLE — Last year coach Stacy Marine took a struggling young Bearettes squad from a losing regular season to a respectable post season run that found the Purple and White climb to the region tournament. This year the SC squad is still very young, but Stacy Marine with experience all around the coach is — in a word — optimistic. “We’ve got a lot of people returning that played quality minutes,” the fifth-year Carly Pippin Bearettes coach said. “We got off to a difficult start last year, and I’m hoping to off to a lot better start this year.” The coach has some reason for Hailey Tackett the optimism. Despite the loss of Roane State signee Jaisa Moritz, the Bears return eight players that saw varsity action last year. Six of those Madison Pickel saw substantial playing time. Seniors Hailey Tackett and Amanda Parton, along with juniors Carly Pippin (a returning 2-AAA All-District selec- Amanda Parton tion), Madison Pickel and Joslyn Connatser, should be the backbone of the team. “They’re starting to understand me better, and what we want to do and we’re trying to accomplish — the system that we run, the offenses, defenses and sets,” Marine said. “They know what we’re doing now more often. It’s becoming more natural, instinctive, instead of mechanical. Now they know it, and they can just relax and play. It took a year for them to get a lot of that in, and now you can see it’s getting better.” As far as team leadership, Marine said it starts with Tackett and Parton. “You always depend on seniors for leadership, and then Carly, Maddy and Joslyn,” Marine said. “That’s where it’s got to come from. It’s there, but I think they’re still learning how to lead. Hopefully it gets better as we go. They started to show signs of it this summer a little bit, but it’s still not where it

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Gatlinburg-Pittman senior Mo Barber dunks during the Highlanders practice Tuesday afternoon. Barber is one of the Highlanders top returners for 2010. PREP BASKETBALL

Highlanders hope to improve on last year’s hoops success By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer GATLINBURG — “One, two, three, G-P. Four, five, six, state.” That’s the chant the GatlinburgPittman Highlanders have used to break their first two basketball practices of the 2010-11 season. And that’s what they expect from themselves this season. “We’re trying to get better every single day,” said fourthyear G-P basketball coach Raul Placeres, following Tuesday’s early afternoon practice on election day. “Obviously, our expectations are to try to make it to the state tournament. That’s what we say at the end of each practice, and that’s what we’ve been talking about this preseason.” But despite the lofty goals, the Highlanders say they understand that living in the present is a must in order to get to where they want to be in March. “We can’t worry about February and March if we can’t take care of today,” said Placeres. “We’re taking a dayby-day process.” The Blue-and-Gold ballers

finished last season with a 21-8 record and were ranked as high as No. 2 in the state, but they also slumped down the stretch with just one win in their final seven contests — their season ending with a disappointing first-round region tournament loss, 64-61, at Alcoa. “I think we learned a lot from that,” said Placeres. “Our motto all preseason has been ‘the pain of discipline, or the pain of regret.’ “To be disciplined in all areas is tough, and you have to pay the price. It’s not easy, and at times we fail, but we have to get to that point. If we can be disciplined, we won’t regret it. “I think that’s what happened toward the end of last year. There were some discipline issues. Even though we had a fantastic season ... we regretted the way it ended.” So despite losing McKinley Maples, Marquise Wall, Drew Barton, Jake Jackson and Chris Ledford to graduation, the Highlanders believe they can be a better team this season. G-P returns 2011 McDonald’s

All-American Game nominees Jose Agosto (6-foot-6) and Morrease Barber (6-foot-6) to lead this year’s edition of the Highlanders, who have just one player on their varsity roster listed at under six feet tall. Senior Jon McCroskey (6-foot-3) also returns to the squad and will provide some offensive firepower from threepoint land. “We’ve got those three kids who got a lot of valuable experience last year — Jose, Morrease and Jon,” said Placeres. “Everybody else is really inexperienced at the varsity level, but I’m fully comfortable with the talent we’ve got on our hands.” The Highlanders have a lot of size on their roster this season with three players listed at 6-foot-6, one at 6-foot-5, one at 6-foot-4 and three at 6-foot-3. Although McCroskey, who is a natural shooting guard, will likely spend time at point, that position appears to be the one weakness on this year’s squad. See HIGHLANDERS, Page A9



Giants give City by the Bay its long-awaited World Series title ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Buster Posey caught the final strike, started to rush the mound, then stopped and turned toward the dugout. The rookie catcher wasn’t quite sure what to do or where to go. Hard to blame him, either. It’s not as if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series every day.

More than a half-century after moving West, the Giants are taking the trophy to the city by the Bay for the first time. Tim Lincecum was wicked on the mound, Edgar Renteria broke a scoreless duel with a three-run homer in the seventh inning and San Francisco beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 in a tense Game 5 Monday night.

The prize that eluded Willie and Barry for so long finally belongs to San Francisco, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace. “World Series champs, 2010. Can you believe this?” October ace Matt Cain said. It was an overdue victory. Willie Mays led the

Giants to their previous crown in 1954, four years before they left the Polo Grounds in New York. After that, they never quite got it done despite the likes of baseball giants Barry Bonds, Juan Marichal and Willie McCovey. “This buried a lot of bones — ’62, ’89, 2002,” Giants general manager Brian Sabean said, tick-

ing off losing Series appearances. “This group deserved it, faithful from the beginning. We’re proud and humbled by the achievement.” In the Year of the Pitcher, the World Series proved the oldest adage in the game: Good pitching stops good hitting, every time. Lincecum and the team with the best ERA in

the big leagues completely shut down Josh Hamilton and the club with the majors’ top batting average. Texas managed just 29 hits in the five games. The Giants scored 29 runs, with Renteria hitting .412, leading all Series players with six RBIs and becoming the unanimous pick as MVP.

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NASCAR races should end at the start/finish line The Amp Energy Juice 500 at the Talladega Super Speedway on Sunday was an exciting event filled with all the things NASCAR fans should love. There was strategy, passing for the lead, close quarters racing throughout the field and even a crash or two if that is your thing. Unfortunately, the race lacked one important aspect in that it did not end at the start finish/line. A crash occurred just after the lead pack had taken the white flag signifying one lap to go. NASCAR rules state that if a yellow flag waves after the white flag is displayed, the race is officially scored at the moment of the caution. But not seeing cars race under the checkered flag left a bit of an empty feeling after such a great contest to that point. I have long stated my belief that if an incident occurs on the last lap the race should be allowed to carry on to the finish line if it is safe to do so. Obviously with the location of the late race crash, that would not have been the best option. But what would be wrong with having green/white/checkered finishes no matter at what point the caution comes out? I have been to numerous short track races in which that principle was applied. If there was an incident between the lead cars and the finish line then the caution is displayed and the race is restarted after the wreckage is cleaned up. If the incident did not block the leaders path the race simply finishes where it is supposed to finish. Anyone who claims this would only lead to more carnage is essen-

tially saying that the drivers at the top level of stock car racing are not as capable as local short track drivers of completing a race to the finish line. When NASCAR first instituted the green/ white/checkered rule there were predictions of gloom and doom from many who insisted the move would cost owners vast amounts of money in the way of destroyed race cars. And while there have been races which have required multiple restarts at the end, forecasts of the winner being the last man standing have not held true as often as some who have initially believed. Instead of having the assembled crowd, the television audience and the competitors themselves sitting around waiting to decide whether Clint Bowyer or Kevin Harvick had won in Talladega, why not simply try it again until the race ends where it is supposed to? My preference will always be for doing away with things such as Lucky Dogs and video replay finishes and replacing them with races to the line. But when that is not feasible, let the fans see a finish at the start/ finish line by use of the green/white/checkered, no matter when the yellow comes out. After all, based on the number of empty seats at NASCAR’s most exciting track, the sanctioning body should be going well out of its way to have everyone leave as happy as possible. Please contact me by visiting my website at




“If we have a weakness, it’s that we don’t have a true point guard,� said Placeres. “But we’re going to use different guys there.� At this early point of the season, it appears that junior Brandon Stewart (6-foot) will take the lead role at point, although both McCroskey and Barber will spell him at times. “So, right now, those are the three guys who will be doing most of the ball handling at that position,� said Placeres. Also returning to the squad are junior Matt Hinton (6-foot-5) and sophomore Davis Soehn (6-foot-3), and both are expected to provide some valuable depth. Matt is the younger brother of former late-blooming G-P standout Alex Hinton, who went on to play for Berea College after an excellent senior season at G-P in 2008-09. “Matt was so far behind athletically and basketball fundamental-wise, I didn’t think he was going to make it to his junior year,� said Placeres. “But he’s gotten to the point where he’s definitely going to get valuable minutes. “I didn’t think there was any way he would get to Alex’ level. Alex was a very late bloomer and really blossomed from his junior to senior year. But the great thing about Matt is that he’s blossoming from his sophomore to junior year, so we get him for two years. “And Davis has really developed into a shooter. He’s going to score some points for us.� Besides the start of the regular season, which is just 13 days away, the Highlanders are looking forward to an infusion of more talent whenever the

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Coach Raul Placeres works with senior Jon McCroskey during the Highlanders’ practice on Tuesday afternoon. G-P football team’s postseason playoff run concludes. Currently seniors Ryan Taylor (6-foot-2), Jeremy Hibbard (6-foot-2) and Walter Barber (6-foot-3), junior Ty Herrell (6-foot-6) and sophomore Blade “Use-the-Force� Durbin (6-foot-4) have yet to hit the hardcourt and won’t again until their run on the gridiron is done. Walter is the brother of Morrease Barber and transferred to G-P this fall to reunite the family for their senior year. Hibbard and Taylor haven’t played basketball since their freshman year, but after witnessing the atmosphere of G-P basketball from the stands last year, both decided to return to the sport. Herrell, the center for the G-P football team, has a similar story, although he hasn’t played since the eighth-grade. “I hope the football team makes it as far as possible, and I’m banking on them still playing for the next three or four weeks, but those football guys are going to be our main depth,� said Placeres. “Right now, we’ve got a solid seven or eight guys who will get a lot of playing time. That extra five from football makes us really deep, really big and really strong.

“I think we can literally impose our will on any team that we play this year, and I think that’s where we are headed. We are very strong, very big. “We’ve got a good team chemistry right now, and I think incorporating those five (football) guys who are high-character kids, that can only help us.� Also in the mix this year for varsity minutes will be freshman Clay Leatherwood (6-foot-2). “Clay is going to be a big surprise,� said Placeres. “You look at him, and he doesn’t look like much. He’s a freshman, and he’s not physically imposing, but he brings a dimension to our team that is invaluable. “Clay is going to be on the floor, and they’re probably going to put their worst defender on him, and by the time you notice it, he’ll have 10 points from long range. He’s going to extend


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Carly Pippin (left) and Madison Pickel (right) both suffered torn ACLs in their freshman seasons only to come back for successful sophomore campaigns last season. Both will have to step it up this season as they become juniors and expected team leaders with fellow 11th grader Joslyn Connatser.


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last year and he was getting the most shots. The year before that Kent Benjanmin. Who’s our best players (this year)? Well, we’re going to find out in two weeks. Who can step up when you turn on the scoreboard and put some players in the stands? We’ve got a lot of guys that look like they can do the job in practice, but can they do it with the scoreboard on and people in the stands?� Wright believes Manning can be one of the players to do it. “He’s got to be one of our go-to guys this year,� Wright said. “Bentley’s got the ability to lead this team, and it’s time for him to step up and lead. And I believe he will. He’s worked hard and got himself in position to be that player, he just needs to have the same confidence in himself that I have in him. He kind of backed off from the seniors last year, and this year he just needs to understand that he’s the man, and he’s got to play like the man.� Additionally, Johnson — who is the top returning scorer — will have to continue to score as he’s always scored. “J.J.’s an instinctive player. He’s not the guy that’s going to come out and just score at will off the offense. He’s going to get his points off steals, put-backs and lose balls. And you love those kind of guys. Those are the kind of guys that spark your team. It’s nice watching a guy stand out there and hit a 20-foot jumpshot, but man, those guys that make things happen, that create, those are the guys you love.� Also grabbing the scoring reigns will be Gonzalez, who had several big-point performances last year, thanks mainly to his perimeter shooting and scappy defensive play, which led to several steals and layups. Wright is also expecting big things from sophomore Devin Schmidt, who showed a lot in summer camps. “Devin Schmidt has no fear,� Wright said. “He showed me this summer that he’s got confidence in his abilities, and you always look for those kind of guys, especially when they’ve got the talent to go with it. He’s a streak shooter, but he can put it on the floor and play, and he’s got good instincts. I just like the way he battles. We’re expecting a lot out of him. He’s an integral part of the team.� Defensive stalwart Cogdill will also be huge for the Bears.

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Sevier County senior Josh Johnson scored lots of points in the paint last year for the Bears. “He’s going to be our fiveman,� Wright said. “And I guarantee you, as short as he is (5-11), he understands how to defend, he understands position, and he’s got great instincts for the game of basketball. He’s going to be a great coach one day, because he’s got a great mentality for basketball and football — where he understands the games. He’s not the fastest in football, but he’s a good running back because of instincts. He can’t jump a lick in basketball, but he’s a good basketball player because he’s instinctive, he understands how to play and he gets the job done.� Joining the varsity fray will be senior Andrew Newton, juniors Jake Moore, John Gonzalez and Josh

Henrickson and sophomore Weston Underwood. Other players competing for a varsity spot will be sophomores Brent Delozier and Seth Brooks and freshmen Cody Underwood and Micah Baker. Several others are also competing for varsity spot. “We’ve got some other sophomores and freshmen that will have that opportunity, but those were guys that showed me something this summer,� Wright said. Sevier County will begin the season Nov. 16 with a Hall of Fame game at home against Central. The night before they’ll host the county jamboree.







needs to be. “There’s a couple of them that are really trying to step up and try to become leaders, but we need all five of them to step up and lead us.� Pippin is the team’s leading returning scorer. Last season she’d put up a great game one night, only to get lost in the shuffle the next. Marine thinks she can be a more consistent offensive option this season. “(Pippin and Pickel) were like freshmen last year as sophomores (after ACL injuries their freshman years),� Marine said. “And that hurt them and hurt us. They’d have been a lot better with that freshmen year under their belt. That experience is huge. “Carly is going to be consistently better shooting it,� he continued. “She looked really good in the summer at times.� Still there’s some question about the talented junior. After looking improved in summer play, Pippin tore the meniscus on the same knee that suffered the ACL tear the year before. “She had to have that surgery. So I’ve not seen her actually in a live 5-on-5 setting since,� Marine said. “I was really pleased at camp this summer for the most part, and I though the consistency was there. “She’s done her therapy, and she’s done everything she can to make sure it’s as strong as it can possibly be. It’s kind of scary with her, because we’ve got to have her. Without her the chemistry of the team and everything changes a lot.� Beyond Pippin, athletic players Tackett and

Pickel should pick up some offensive slack. Both players are extremely quick and star on the SCHS track team. That speed helps both on the defensive end, where their steals can trigger fast breaks and easy buckets. Connatser is a good rebounder for the Bearettes and gets some points off the offensive boards, a place the team needs all the help they can get. “We’re not very big,� Marine said. “That’s one of the concerns. I don’t have a true post in the program. “Teams that have goodsized post players are going to be difficult for us to defend.� Parton is probably the team’s tallest player, and her post play will be vital because of the team’s lack of height. Junior Autumn Turner and sophomores Taylor Chapman, Kelsey Wypych, Emily Cross and Emily Campbell will round out the Bearettes varsity. “I’m going to start with 10, and you could always have a couple move up later in the year,� Marine said. “Everybody else is pretty new — either freshmen or sophomores that just tried out yesterday.� There’s an opportunity for hard-working players from that group to make it on varsity by season’s end. “I’ve got two jerseys back there (for) whoever works the hardest

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and shows they’re committed,� Marine said. “They’ve got a long way to go.� As far as the Bearettes in the pecking order of District 2-AAA, coach Marine said he believes it’s anybody’s district. “It’s tight, probably the tightest it’s ever been,� Marine said. “From top to bottom I think any team can beat anybody on any given night. You’re still going to have West and Jeff County being up toward the top, and I wouldn’t count out East or Cherokee. I just think it’s going to be really tight. Morristown West is probably still the favorite, but them beating teams by 30 isn’t going to happen with the frequency it did last year. They’ve come back down to earth a little, and it’s very possible that they could lose a few in the district this year.� The Bearettes kick things off by hosting the County Jamboree November 15. Things will start at 6 p.m. with SCHS girls hosting GatlinburgPittman. That will be followed by SCHS boys versus G-P’s boys. After a break for the 3-point and dunk contests, Seymour girls will play Pigeon Forge, followed by a boys matchup between the teams. The next night, Nov. 16, Sevier County will host Central for a Hall of Fame game.



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——— Sunday’s Games San Francisco 24, Denver 16 Detroit 37, Washington 25 Kansas City 13, Buffalo 10, OT St. Louis 20, Carolina 10 Miami 22, Cincinnati 14 Jacksonville 35, Dallas 17 Green Bay 9, N.Y. Jets 0 San Diego 33, Tennessee 25 New England 28, Minnesota 18 Oakland 33, Seattle 3 Tampa Bay 38, Arizona 35 New Orleans 20, Pittsburgh 10 Open: N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland Monday’s Game Indianapolis 30, Houston 17 Sunday, Nov. 7 Chicago vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 1 p.m. Miami at Baltimore, 1 p.m. San Diego at Houston, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. New England at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Open: Denver, Washington, St. Louis, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Tennessee Monday, Nov. 8 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.

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AFC Individual Leaders Week 8 Quarterbacks

Att Com Yds TD Int V. Young, TEN 122 72 998 9 2 P. Manning, IND 299 197 2184 15 2 P. Rivers, SND 306 198 2649 15 7 Garrard, JAC 149 101 1098 13 7 Brady, NWE 225 147 1602 12 4 Orton, DEN 316 195 2509 12 5 Fitzpatrick, BUF 176 105 1200 12 5 Cassel, KAN 179 105 1196 10 3 Schaub, HOU 235 149 1739 10 6 S. Wallace, CLE 100 63 693 4 2


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NFC Individual Leaders Week 8 Quarterbacks

Att Com Yds TD Int Romo, DAL 213 148 1605 11 7 Brees, NOR 331 234 2334 16 11 M. Ryan, ATL 252 156 1714 12 5 Manning, NYG 239 157 1785 14 11 Freeman, TAM 224 135 1533 8 3 Kolb, PHL 153 97 1035 6 4 Rodgers, GBY 269 165 2011 12 9 Cutler, CHI 181 111 1483 7 7 Sh. Hill, DET 208 127 1309 9 7 McNabb, WAS 277 159 1971 7 8


Att Yds A. Peterson, MIN 165 776 Bradshaw, NYG 134 708 Gore, SNF 164 691 S. Jackson, STL 172 676 M. Turner, ATL 131 587 L. McCoy, PHL 105 477 Jackson, GBY 95 418 Torain, WAS 91 391 Williams, CAR 87 361 Forte, CHI 90 352

Avg LG TD 4.70 80t 6 5.28 45 3 4.21 64 2 3.93 42t 2 4.48 55 3 4.54 46t 5 4.40 71 2 4.30 36 3 4.15 39t 1 3.91 68t 3

No R. White, ATL 54 Sa. Moss, WAS 48 Colston, NOR 46 H. Nicks, NYG 45 Amendola, STL 45 Austin, DAL 43 St. Smith, NYG 43 Witten, DAL 42 Cooley, WAS 39 Ca. Johnson, DET 38

Avg LG TD 13.8 46 5 12.6 56 2 11.5 30 2 11.7 31t 8 8.4 36 2 14.9 69t 2 11.0 45 2 11.0 31 3 11.3 35 2 14.2 87t 8


Yds 747 604 527 525 379 641 471 462 440 538


Punt Returners

No Yds Rocca, PHL 35 1647 Morstead, NOR 28 1317 A. Lee, SNF 46 2140 Dodge, NYG 28 1295 McBriar, DAL 27 1238 Donn. Jones, STL 42 1918 N. Harris, DET 38 1681 Kluwe, MIN 32 1412 J. Baker, CAR 38 1653 Masthay, GBY 34 1476

LG Avg 63 47.1 58 47.0 60 46.5 69 46.3 63 45.9 63 45.7 66 44.2 59 44.1 57 43.5 58 43.4

No D. Hester, CHI 17 D. Bryant, DAL 12 B. Banks, WAS 17 Logan, DET 14 G. Tate, SEA 14 Amendola, STL 21 Munnerlyn, CAR 12 Williams, GBY 16 Ginn Jr., SNF 13 Camarillo, MIN 14

Yds 284 198 234 184 161 208 111 145 112 109

Avg LG TD 16.7 89t 2 16.5 93t 2 13.8 53 0 13.1 71 0 11.5 63 0 9.9 42 0 9.3 31 0 9.1 52 0 8.6 20 0 7.8 22 0

No Washington, SEA 19 Logan, DET 23 Thomas, WAS 12 B. Banks, WAS 16 Stephens-H., ARI 32 Ginn Jr., SNF 16 Harvin, MIN 21 D. Manning, CHI 17 Weems, ATL 20 Roby, NOR 23

Yds 640 678 336 436 862 419 547 433 506 568

Avg LG TD 33.7 101t 2 29.5 105t 1 28.0 42 0 27.3 96t 1 26.9 102t 1 26.2 61 0 26.0 95t 1 25.5 62 0 25.3 55 0 24.7 39 0

Punt Returners

Kickoff Returners

Kickoff Returners

Scoring Touchdowns

TD Rush Rec Ret Pts Gates, SND 9 0 9 0 54 A. Foster, HOU 8 7 1 0 48 Johnson, TEN 8 8 0 0 48 Britt, TEN 7 0 7 0 44 Lewis, JAC 7 0 7 0 42 Tolbert, SND 7 7 0 0 42 Bowe, KAN 6 0 6 0 36 Collie, IND 6 0 6 0 36 Green-Ellis, NWE 6 6 0 0 36 Hillis, CLE 6 5 1 0 36

Scoring Touchdowns

TD Rush Rec Ret Pts Ca. Johnson, DET 8 0 8 0 50 H. Nicks, NYG 8 0 8 0 48 Forte, CHI 6 3 3 0 36 Maclin, PHL 6 0 6 0 36 A. Peterson, MIN 6 6 0 0 36 Harvin, MIN 5 1 3 1 32 R. White, ATL 5 0 5 0 32 Best, DET 5 4 1 0 30 D. Bryant, DAL 5 0 3 2 30


PAT FG LG Pts Janikowski, OAK 21-21 19-25 54 78 Bironas, TEN 23-23 15-16 55 68 D. Carpenter, MIA 11-11 18-20 54 65 Vinatieri, IND 22-22 13-15 48 61

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Yards Rush Pass San Diego 3415 893 2522 Oakland 2928 1348 1580 Denver 2908 538 2370 Indianapolis 2820 676 2144 Houston 2569 952 1617 Jacksonville 2494 1043 1451 Cincinnati 2488 707 1781 Tennessee 2485 984 1501 Kansas City 2484 1333 1151 Miami 2406 779 1627 Baltimore 2382 804 1578 N.Y. Jets 2365 1074 1291 New England 2312 789 1523 Buffalo 2097 801 1296 Pittsburgh 2083 821 1262 Cleveland 2044 708 1336


Yards Rush Pass San Diego 2080 665 1415 Pittsburgh 2114 412 1702 N.Y. Jets 2151 621 1530 Miami 2166 711 1455 Baltimore 2197 765 1432 Kansas City 2329 675 1654 Indianapolis 2355 932 1423 Cincinnati 2394 845 1549 Oakland 2480 1019 1461 Cleveland 2488 779 1709 New England 2688 711 1977 Buffalo 2690 1321 1369 Tennessee 2753 840 1913 Houston 2829 733 2096 Denver 2872 1237 1635 Jacksonville 3090 953 2137


Yards Rush Pass New Orleans 2921 678 2243 N.Y. Giants 2721 1018 1703 Green Bay 2687 776 1911 Dallas 2669 566 2103 Philadelphia 2608 905 1703 Washington 2604 757 1847 Atlanta 2596 962 1634 San Francisco 2527 789 1738 St. Louis 2421 849 1572 Detroit 2330 576 1754 Minnesota 2321 942 1379 Tampa Bay 2252 734 1518 Chicago 2033 620 1413 Seattle 1926 620 1306 Arizona 1823 650 1173 Carolina 1760 599 1161

Seattle 2578 Arizona 2619 San Francisco 2651 Green Bay 2729 Washington 3146

704 1002 802 989 899

1874 1617 1849 1740 2247


Yards Rush Pass San Diego 426.9 111.6 315.3 Indianapolis 402.9 96.6 306.3 Houston 367.0 136.0 231.0 Oakland 366.0 168.5 197.5 Denver 363.5 67.3 296.3 Cincinnati 355.4 101.0 254.4 Kansas City 354.9 190.4 164.4 Miami 343.7 111.3 232.4 Baltimore 340.3 114.9 225.4 N.Y. Jets 337.9 153.4 184.4 New England 330.3 112.7 217.6 Jacksonville 311.8 130.4 181.4 Tennessee 310.6 123.0 187.6 Buffalo 299.6 114.4 185.1 Pittsburgh 297.6 117.3 180.3 Cleveland 292.0 101.1 190.9


Yards Rush Pass San Diego 260.0 83.1 176.9 Pittsburgh 302.0 58.9 243.1 N.Y. Jets 307.3 88.7 218.6 Miami 309.4 101.6 207.9 Oakland 310.0 127.4 182.6 Baltimore 313.9 109.3 204.6 Kansas City 332.7 96.4 236.3 Indianapolis 336.4 133.1 203.3 Cincinnati 342.0 120.7 221.3 Tennessee 344.1 105.0 239.1 Cleveland 355.4 111.3 244.1 Denver 359.0 154.6 204.4 New England 384.0 101.6 282.4 Buffalo 384.3 188.7 195.6 Jacksonville 386.3 119.1 267.1 Houston 404.1 104.7 299.4


Yards Rush Pass N.Y. Giants 388.7 145.4 243.3

Dallas 381.3 80.9 300.4 Philadelphia 372.6 129.3 243.3 Atlanta 370.9 137.4 233.4 New Orleans 365.1 84.8 280.4 Green Bay 335.9 97.0 238.9 Detroit 332.9 82.3 250.6 Minnesota 331.6 134.6 197.0 Washington 325.5 94.6 230.9 Tampa Bay 321.7 104.9 216.9 San Francisco 315.9 98.6 217.3 St. Louis 302.6 106.1 196.5 Chicago 290.4 88.6 201.9 Seattle 275.1 88.6 186.6 Arizona 260.4 92.9 167.6 Carolina 251.4 85.6 165.9


Yards Rush Pass N.Y. Giants 263.3 85.4 177.9 New Orleans 287.3 108.6 178.6 Carolina 301.7 119.0 182.7 Chicago 305.3 89.3 216.0 St. Louis 313.9 97.8 216.1 Philadelphia 316.0 109.9 206.1 Minnesota 316.0 102.4 213.6 Dallas 327.3 121.9 205.4 San Francisco 331.4 100.3 231.1 Green Bay 341.1 123.6 217.5 Detroit 350.3 130.4 219.9 Atlanta 356.1 95.9 260.3 Tampa Bay 359.9 149.4 210.4 Seattle 368.3 100.6 267.7 Arizona 374.1 143.1 231.0 Washington 393.3 112.4 280.9

NFL Calendar Jan. 2, 2011 — Regular season ends Jan. 3 — Free agency signings begin for players who were not with teams at end of 2010 Jan. 8-9 — Wild-card playoff Jan. 15-16 — Divisional playoff Jan. 23 — Conference championship Jan. 30 — Pro Bowl at Honolulu. Feb. 6 — Super Bowl at Arlington, Texas.



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0151 Garage/Estate Sales 3019 Shaconage Tr. Th-F-S 8-5 Holiday items, char smoker, qual. clothes, LR chair, rock. horse Great prices Sevier Cnty Crewettes Rummage Sale inside at Sevier Cnty Rescue Bldg. Dolly Parton Pkwy Thur & Fri 8-4. Women's clothes size 14-2X, $2-$5. Some new. Business suit $10. Men's dress shirts $5. All in excellent condition. 865-712-9659 Dandridge.





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Experienced Bookkeeper Peachtree, Accts payable, GL, Excel. 40 HRS wk. Insurance, Apply in person @ Lid'l Dolly's traffic light#4.


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Club Chalet now hiring Housekeepers. Applicants must be able to work in a fast paced environment and have dependable transportation. Prior cleaning experience preferred, but not required. Scheduled hours will include weekends. 16-30 hours per week/ $9 + per hour. Please apply in person at Club Chalet, 746 Ski Mountain Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738: Monday-Friday 9-5; Saturday or Sunday 2-5. Convington Credit of Sevierville is seeking Customer Service Representatives. Customer service experience and knowledge of computers a plus. Apply in person at 907 Dolly Parton Pkwy. Unit 907 Sevierville, TN 37862. ISN Works, a 20 year old Sevierville Company needs a motivated person to market services. Check us out at Great income potential. Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00. Fax Resume to 429-4523 or email Looking for a motivated self-starter, cash management skills a plus. Fax resume to 865-670-3996 Old Navy is now hiring for stock & sales. Apply at Riverstone Resort & Spa is now hiring for Housekeeping. Apply in person at 212 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, left at traffic light #8. Sterling Springs Resort is now hiring Full Time Front Desk Reservationist in Morning & Afternoon shifts. Experience is helpful, customer service is key. Call 774-5053 & ask for Lucie.

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Award winning Clarion looking for Night Auditor. Please apply in person Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-4p.m. Clarion Inn & Suites, 1100 Parkway, Gat. NOW HIRING for Experienced Front Desk Clerk. Apply in person at Red Roof Inn, Pigeon Forge.



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Unfurnished Apartments

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8 Mo. Old Golden Retriever, $500 OBO, Current vaccines, Housebroke, (865) 908-2037

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

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

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN SEVIERVILLE 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhomes

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


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Golden Retriever Pup's Blond Beauties ready 11/20. $450. Taking deposits 423-768-1818

Apartments for rent. 15 min from Sev. W/D, stove, refrig. $400mo. 453-8686, 712-8301 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. CROSSCREEK 2BR/2BA garden $570.00 per month 865-429-4470 For Rent: 2BR Apt in Sevierville city limits. Call 865-428-0050 or 804-1953


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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




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

0512 Musical Merchandise

Music Equip for sale from local store closure. Will make pkg deal or indiv items. 865-951-9521, 865-951-9491

0563 Misc. Items for Sale

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1 & 2 BR avail. Park Village Apartments Some Pets OK.




Free to Good Home - 2 male guinea pigs with all of the accessories (cage, food, hay, carrier, etc.). Please call 865-582-1178 or 865-436-5981 with inquiries.


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2 bedroom apartments in Sevierville. $475, $550 & $600. 908-7805 or 368-1327 3BD/2BA Luxury Apartment for rent in Pigeon Forge. 818-613-9391



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Furnished Apartments/Houses

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Homes for Rent

2BD/2BA Wears Valley w/2 FP, circular black top drive, hot tub & Jacuzzi. Jenn Aire grill. Hdwd floors of 150 yr old tobacco barn oak. furn or unfurn. $950. annual. 239-595-5950 2BR/1BA, Close to schools, new library. 450 mo + deposit. Ref req. No pets. 453-7917 3/2 Log Cabin, Wears Valley on 1 acre, Very clean, HT, FP, WD, $995 Mo. 640-7803

3BR/2BA located behind Sevier County High School Full basement, 2 car garage with opener. Great location. $900 mo + Dep. 865-748-2684 4BR/2.5BA, 2 car garage, sunroom/office, marble floors. lake & golf course view. $1200 mo. Dandridge. 865-712-9659 4BR/3.5BA, 2000 sf. New Center, Big Yard, $1100 + dep. 865-654-0222 Belle Meadows 3BR/2BA, with 2 car garage Large lot $1,200 865-429-2962 Heart of PF. 3BD/1.5BA, $800 mo. No pets. Credit check & references. 865-335-3191 Hwy. 321 Pittman Center Area. 1 BDR Cabin Fully Furnished $175 Week 850-2487 Kodak 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage with un-finished basement. Approx. 1250 sq ft. $895.00 per mo 865-429-4470 Kodak area on the river: 2BD/1BA, lrg deck No Pets, $600 Mo. + Dep 865-680-9443


Large 1BR. Water & appliances furnished. No pets. Ref. $450 + dep. 680-3078

$650-$1,000 Monthly

Murrell Meadows 2BR/1BA, w/d hkps., new carpet. $455.00 mo. 865-429-4470


Traditional townhouse 2br 1.5ba Smoke free & pet free. $525 mth + $525 dep. Call 865-428-5781 On Lake! 1BR Townhome. Electric/H20 included. $150 wk+dep. 865-307-2882



Condominiums for Rent

2 BDR/ 2 BA Condo in Gatlinburg, W/D, unfurnished $750 Mo. (865) 654-2081 2BR/2BA, furnished upscale condo. Walk to Gat. $875 mo 1 yr lease. 865-771-9600

Auction Sales

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

453-0727 Handicap Scooter, 4 Wheel, Carrier & Cover Included, Like New $995. (865) 453-9065




Unfurnished Apartments

$575 & Up Move in Today. Ideal, quiet location. 2BR/1.5BA. Living room, kitchen. W/D included. No pets. 603-2512 1 bedroom apt. in quiet neighborhood. No pets. Call 908-8567 2 BDR/1 BA $600 Mo. 2 BDR/ 1 BA $675 Mo. 3 BDR/ 1.5 BA $775 Mo. 3 BDR & 5 BDR House also avail. 924-4761


Directions: From Sevierville travel 4.4 miles past Sevier County High School. Turn Right onto New Center Road. Travel 1/2 mile to The Lockers on your Right. Buyer’s Premium: 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to all final Personal Property Bids. Terms: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Day of Sale.

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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 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 EMMA L. BOWMAN Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 28 day of October 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of EMMA L. BOWMAN 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 28 day of October, 2010. (Signed) Rita Smith Executrix Estate of EMMA L. BOWMAN RICHARD T. WALLACE Attorney By: Karen Cotter County Clerk 11-3-10 11-10-10 If any person is holding an interest in this vehicle-1988 Ford 2 5 0 , V I N # 1FTHF26M3JNA91003. Notify me, Margaret L. Ogle within (10) days by certified mail. Margaret L. Ogle, 1106 Mechanics Way, Sevierville, TN 37862 11/3



NOTICE TO CREDITORS GARNET L. COLE Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 28 day of October 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of GARNET L. COLE 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 28 day of October, 2010. (Signed) Gregory K. Cole Executor Estate of GARNET L. COLE DALE ALLEN Attorney By: Karen Cotter County Clerk 11-03-10 11-10-10 INVITATION TO BID The City of Gatlinburg is accepting bids for the purchase and installation of parking control equipment for both of its parking garages. One parking garage has one entrance and one exit, while the other parking garage has two entrances and one exit. Bids will be received at City Hall until 2:00 p.m. November 18, 2010 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. No bid may be withdrawn for thirty (30) days. All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the notation "Bid on Parking Garage Equipment" along with the bidders name and address and the bid opening time and date clearly printed on the front of the outside of the envelope. Specifications may be obtained from Robert L. Holt, Treasurer, Gatlinburg City Hall, 1230 Parkway East, Suite 2, P.O. Box 5, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, Telephone (865) 436-1404; Questions regarding specifications should be directed to Parking Department Manager Gary Cole at 865-436-4991. The City reserves the right to qualify bidders, to waive any informalities in bidding and to reject any and/or all bids and to accept the bid deemed most favorable to the interest of the City. 11/03/2010 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. (Signed) Charles V. Owens Executor

sealed envelope with bidders name and address on outside and marked "Bid on Treatment Chemicals." Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., Tues0955 Legals day, November 16, 2010, at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to accept the bid most favorable to the City. This 1st day of November, 2010. 11/03/2010


HUD PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it il egal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We wil not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

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WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on December 13, 2007, by Misti Hays and David K. Hays to PRLAP, Inc, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 2983, Page 128, (“Deed of Trust�); and WHEREAS, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder�), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, December 2, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Te nnessee, to wit: LAND in the Thirteenth (13th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Lot 11 of Majestic Mountain as the same is shown by plat of record in Map Book P35, page 19, as revised in Map Book P35, page 192, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee for a more particular description. BEING the same property conveyed to Misti Hays, married, by Warranty Deed from Church Lane Rentals, LLC, of record in Book 2983, page 126, in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee.

The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any pri or liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Bank of America, N.A. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.



Sale at public auction will be on November 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Lynne M. Bever, a single person, to Arnold M. Weiss, Esquire, Trustee, on October 1, 2004 at Book Volume 2080, Page 400conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: US Bank National Association, as Trustee for WFMBS 2004-AA The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Thirteenth (13th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 7 of Majestic Mountain Subdivision, as the same is shown by plat of record in Map Book 35, Page 19 in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee for a more particular description. CONVEYED TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT to the rights of others in and to the joint use of all subdivision roads shown on said plats. SUBJECT TO a boundary line agreement of record in Book 2080, Page 395 in said Register’s Office.

Estate of MARGARET LOUISE OWENS By: Edward H. Hamilton Attorney By: Karen Cotter County Clerk 10-27-10 11-03-10 NOTICE OF BID The City of Pigeon Forge is receiving bids on treatment chemicals for the water plant. Specifications may be obtained from the Public Works Department in City Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. All bids must be in sealed envelope with bidders name and address on outside and marked "Bid on Treatment Chemicals." Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to accept the bid most favorable to the City.

The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1553 Majestic Mountain Way, Sevierville, TN 37876, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been timely given in compliance with Tennessee Code Annotated §35-5117. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee

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Comics ◆ A15

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

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Woman has no reason to stay with husband who treats her distantly



Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: How do I deal with being married to someone I simply do not like? After 15 years, I realize that I don’t enjoy being around my husband. I look forward to him leaving the house. It is hard for me to do anything for someone I feel nothing for. I am just going through the motions. Is this what marriage is supposed to be? My parents contentedly spent time together, and I long for this in my own relationship. I want a companion. My husband is rarely home, and when he is, he spends hours on the phone with his buddies. He is friendly to them, but cold and defensive with me. He treats his parents the same way. I used to blame myself and get upset when he would ignore me, and we would fight because he would accuse me of being controlling. He said I was jealous that he was having fun and that I needed to make friends. I gave up asking for his attention and began behaving sweetly toward him, but he still treats me the same, and I don’t understand why. He gets defensive when I say something completely innocent. It is like he is trying to get me to start an argument, but I won’t. I don’t think he will change. I have to learn to deal with it, but it makes me sad and lonely. Do you have any suggestions? -- Dealing with It Dear Dealing: We see no reason to stay with a man who treats you with complete indifference and whom you no longer like. If there are children involved, however, try

counseling first, and see if you can find more effective ways to deal with your husband. Dear Annie: I am an only child. My two siblings died in an accident, and my parents ended up divorcing after 20 years of marriage. Both of them married others, and after another 15 years, my father passed away. Here’s the dilemma: When my siblings died, they were buried at a cemetery in my hometown. My parents were obviously devastated, as were my paternal grandparents, and they all bought plots next to my siblings. My siblings are in the middle two plots, my grandparents are on one side, and my father is buried on the other side. This leaves a vacant plot next to my father. My mother intends to be buried next to her second husband in a different city, so my father’s wife has asked to take the vacant plot next to Dad. The plot is in my mother’s name, and she adamantly refuses to let my stepmother be buried near my siblings. She would rather the plot remain vacant. My father’s wife has no children and very much wants to be buried next to my dad. Now what? -Stuck in the Middle Dear Stuck: Your mother is being ungenerous. Perhaps you could convince her that her children won’t mind having your stepmother two

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plots down. Otherwise, we recommend your stepmother buy a plot close by. If your mother should pre-decease her, Stepmom can then negotiate to exchange her plot for the vacant one next to Dad. Dear Annie: I totally disagree with your response to “Crowded by the Ex.” The husband is married to his current wife and has an allegiance to her, not the ex. If the ex’s presence causes a problem, the husband has to tell her to keep her distance. The children from the first marriage, especially if they are adults, need to respect their father’s current marriage. The husband must set boundaries to support his wife. The gift giving, visiting and bon voyages should have stopped 20 years ago. I speak from personal experience and from many years of marital counseling for this very same issue. I am disappointed that you didn’t give “Crowded” more support. -- Feeling the Wife’s Pain 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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The Mountain Press ◆ Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tea time: GOP nears House control, piling up wins year tenure as the first to solve problems. By DAVID ESPO The preliminary findings AP Special Correspondent female speaker in history seemed near an end. were based on Election With unemployment Day and pre-election WASHINGTON — Republicans marched at 9.6 percent nationally, interviews with more than confidently to the brink interviews with voters 9,000 voters. All 435 seats in the of House control Tuesday revealed an extraordinarinight in midterm elections ly sour electorate, stressed House were on the ballot, shadowed by recession, financially and poorly dis- plus 37 in the Senate. An promising a conservative posed toward the presi- additional 37 governors’ majority certain to chal- dent, the political parties races gave Republicans lenge President Barack and the federal govern- ample opportunity for further gains halfway Obama at virtually every ment. Sen.-elect Paul, appear- through Obama’s term, turn. The GOP gained Senate seats, as well, but ing Tuesday night before although Andrew Cuomo a takeover there appeared supporters in Bowling was elected in New York Green, Ky., declared, for the office his father out of reach. “I’ll never let you down,” “We’ve come to take our once held. Republicans were cerHouse Republican leader government back.” About four in 10 voters tain of at least four Senate John Boehner, the likely next speaker, told tea party said they were worse off pickups, defeating veteran supporters in his home financially than two years Sens. Russell Feingold in ago, according to prelimi- Wisconsin and Blanche state of Ohio. Among the House nary exit poll results and Lincoln in Arkansas. In Democrats who tasted pre-election surveys. More addition, North Dakota defeat was Rep. Tom than one in three said their Gov. John Hoeven claimed Perriello, a first-termer for votes were an expression a seat left vacant by retirewhom Obama campaigned of opposition to Obama. ment, and former Sen. More than half expressed Dan Coats easily won the just before the election. In Senate races, tea negative views about both Indiana seat he voluntarily party favorites Rand Paul political parties. Roughly gave up a dozen years ago. But Democratic Gov. in Kentucky and Marco 40 percent of voters conRubio in Florida coasted to sidered themselves sup- Joe Manchin won in West easy Senate victories, over- porters of the conservative Virginia for the unexpired coming months of wither- tea party movement. Less portion of the late Sen. ing Democratic attacks on than half said they wanted Robert C. Byrd’s term, and their conservative views. the government to do more Attorney General Richard But Christine O’Donnell lost badly in Delaware, for a seat that Republican strategists once calculated would be theirs with ease. Republicans needed a • Spacious 2 Bedrooms • Fully Equipped Kitchen • Mini Blinds gain of 40 seats for a House • Washer/Dryer Hookups • Club House • Pets/Ask majority. With polls still • Ceiling Fans • Swimming Pool open on the West Coast, they had gained 34 and led River Country for 27 more. Apartments They picked up five Old Newport Hwy., Sevierville, TN Democratic-held seats in 428-5186 Pennsylvania, and three each in Ohio, Florida, and Virginia. Democrats conceded nothing while they still had a chance. “Let’s go out there and continue to fight,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi exhorted supporters in remarks before television cameras while the polls were still open in much of the country. But not long after she spoke, Democratic incumbents in both houses began falling, and her own four-

Blumenthal was victorious in Connecticut, dispatching Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment. A Republican takeover of the House would usher in a new era of divided government after two years in which Obama and fellow Democrats pushed through an economic stimulus bill, a landmark health care measure and legislation to rein in Wall Street after the near collapse of the economy in 2008. Republicans opposed all three of the measures, accusing the president of supporting an everexpanding role for the government with ever-rising spending.

Obama was at the White House as the returns mounted. He scheduled a news conference for Wednesday. Paul’s triumph in Kentucky completed an improbable rise for an eye surgeon making his first race. He drew opposition from the Republican Party establishment when he first launched his bid, then struggled to adjust to a statewide race with Attorney General Jack Conway. Rubio, also running with tea party support, was gaining about 50 percent of the vote in a three-way race in Florida, months after he forced Gov. Charlie Crist to leave the Republican

Party and run as an independent. Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek was running third. But a third tea party-backed candidate, O’Donnell, who went from a virtual unknown to primary winner to fodder for late-night comedians in the span of a few months, lost overwhelmingly to Democrat Chris Coons in Delaware. Republicans had counted on taking the seat from the Democrats early this year, but that was before O’Donnell defeated veteran Rep. Mike Castle in a September primary. Democrat John Carney easily won the seat that was Castle’s for nearly two decades.

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