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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 25, No. 325 ■ November 21, 2009 ■ ■ 50 Cents


Morse: Sevier better than some


By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

5Smoky Bear hoops heat up Bears, Bearettes host visiting Campbell County Cougars Sports, Page A8

PIGEON FORGE — Things may be bad here but they could be a lot worse, and they are in some parts of the country. That’s the message folks attending the monthly Area Attractions Luncheon this week got from University of Tennessee economist and Tourism Institute Director Steve Morse. Ironically, Morse gave his presentation the same day labor officials announced the state’s unemployment level is holding steady at 10.5 percent, the highest in decades. Morse admitted the numbers he compiled for his presentation were a bit of a shock even to him.

“I was surprised,” Morse said. “I think you’ve done a lot to develop your brand as a promise people can rely on for good family entertainment and high value. That’s why you’ve done better than some others.” Well, that and, apparently, Dollywood’s staying open into January. Among the graphs Morse presented to the group was one showing the amusement and theme park sales from this year compared to 2008. Not surprisingly, five of the eight months Morse’s presentation showed reflected decreases between the two years, though none more than 8 percent and much of that may be attributable to rain rather than the sour economy. However, for the month of January the income was up 62 percent. This was the first

year Dollywood extended its season past Christmas, keeping its gates open to Jan. 3. That likely helped draw in more visitors during the usually-slow month, with those folks spending their money not just at the theme park but at other local attractions, Morse said. The presentation also included comparisons of Sevier County to two other tourist areas – Branson, Mo., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. In several of those, Morse found the local area coming out ahead this year. Among the three, Sevier County was the only one that experienced increases in hotel occupancy between June and July of the two years. The county saw increases of 0.3 and See Tourism, Page A4

Home destroyed in blaze

5Facing impeachment S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford faces possible trial in state legislature Nation, Page A13


Hold your fire Guns-in-bars bill tossed out by judge Page A6

Weather Today Partly sunny High: 60°

Tonight Rain likely Low: 45°

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Firefighters douse hot spots at a mobile home fire on King Road in Kodak Friday afternoon. The trailer, located at 901 King Road, was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene, Lt. Joe Fields of the Northview/Kodak Volunteer Fire Department said. A resident at the home was inside when the fire broke out, Fields said, but got out safely. He said the cause is under investigation. Northview/Kodak sent two engines, a tanker and two support trucks to the scene, involving 11 firefighters. Sevier County VFD and Rural/Metro from Knoxville also responded to the scene.


Family Dollar holding toy drive

Obituaries Jo Ann Anderson, 63 Leah Avril, 18 Ronald Lynch, 55, Ralph McCarter, 72 Patrick O’Doherty , 66 Barbara Kelley, 70, Katherine Thomas, 87, DETAILS, Page A4

By Ellen Brown Staff Writer

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-10 Money . . . . . . . . . . . A12 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A11 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A11 Classifieds . . . . . . A14-16 Nation . . . . . . . . . . A5-14

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

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A line of movie goers waiting to see “New Moon” surveys reactions from people exiting the theater at Reel Theaters in Sevierville on Friday.

‘New Moon’ sells out for opening day By Ellen Brown Staff Writer It didn’t take long for the highlyanticipated movie “New Moon,” based on the second novel of the hit young adult series “Twilight,” to sell out for its opening day at Reel Theaters on Friday. “We sold out a day or two ago for the first theater,” said Lona Pridgen, Reel Theaters assistant

manager. “Then when we opened a second theater to show the movie, we sold out in a couple of hours.” Sevierville isn’t the only place where “New Moon” hysteria has struck — the movie pulled in $26 million across the United States and Canada from its midnight showings on Friday. “We had a movie critic that came to the midnight showing, and he said his favorite part was

just watching and listening to the audience,” Pridgen said with a laugh. “Every time one of the guys would take their shirt off, all the girls were like, ‘Ohhhh!’” The heartthrobs causing all the commotion are Robert Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward Cullen, and Taylor Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob Black. Both are See New Moon, Page A3

Family Dollar, located at 1359 E. Parkway in Gatlinburg, is holding a toy drive for the city’s children in need through Dec. 22. Store manager Paula Lancaster said her friend, Single and a Mom Ministry founder Patti Gallo-Bryant, was her inspiration for the event. “I met her as a customer,” Lancaster said. “She would come in and buy all this stuff (for mothers and their children). That woman is amazing to me — I can feel God with her and how much love she has for these moms and kids.” When Bryant told her that there were more than 750 homeless families in Gatlinburg, it “just made me sick,” Lancaster said. “Gatlinburg has been great to me and my family, and having been a single mom, I wanted to help.” A big red box sits outside the store, where patrons can leave toys as well as clothes, See Toys, Page A4

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community calendar Editor’s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. They are listed by date. To place an item phone 4280748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

saturday, nov. 21

Valley Ranch. Officers to be elected.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Fox Trot B&B, Wiley Oakley, Gatlinburg, 436-3033 n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

wednesday, nov. 25 Bake Sale

Cove Clothes Closet, 3238 Pittman Center Road at old Richardson Cove Church, open 9-3 Saturdays. Free clothing. 453-4526.

Bake sale by youth of Gists Creek Baptist Church, 8 a.m. at Exxon and BP markets in Wears Valley. Proceeds help needy children at Christmas. 6546868 or 680-4701.

Turkey Shoot

Celebrate Recovery

Cove Clothes Closet

Turkey Shoot 2 p.m. weather permitting, behind Catons Chapel Fire Department, 3109 Pittman Center Road.

Gun Carry Permit

Handgun carry permit class 8:30 a.m., Dandridge Police Department. (865) 397-8862, ext. 26; or 3567423.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots sign-ups 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (corrected times), Belz Mall (old KB Toy store). Picture ID, proof of residency, birth certificate/social security card for each child. 4299002 or e-mail to

VFD Supper/Auction

Waldens Creek Volunteer Fire Department Thanksgiving supper 5 p.m., auction, 7 p.m. at the Fire Station on Goose Gap Road. $7 for adults, $5 for children, includes meal, dessert and drink. 803-4673.

Kephart/Masa Programs Programs about the life and work of George Masa, photographer (10 a.m.), and Horace Kephart, author (1 p.m.) in auditorium at Sugarlands Visitor Center.

sunday, nov. 22 Colonial Dames

John Ogle Colonial Dames XVII Century meets at 2 p.m. at Sevier County Library. Memorial service by chaplain Verna Finwick.

Celebrate Recovery will meet this evening at Seymour UMC, Chapman Highway at Simmons Road. For details phone 5739711.

thursday, nov. 26 Community Centers

Sevierville Community Center closed today and Friday for Thanksgiving. 453-5441. n Pigeon Forge Community Center closed today and Friday for Thanksgiving. 429-7373 n Gatlinburg Community Center closed for Thanksgiving, open Friday. 436-4990. n

n 2-5 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508. n 10 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road

tuesday, dec. 1 Blood Drives

Medic blood drives 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in library of Pigeon Forge High School.

Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s Support group meets 6-7 p.m. at MountainBrook Village, 700 Markhill Drive, Sevierville. 428-2445.


Gatekeepers men’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 908-0591.

Pool Closing

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


National Association Retired Federal Employees meets at 6 p.m., Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge. 4534174.

Angel Food

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wednesday, dec. 2

Cove Clothes Closet

Cove Clothes Closet, 3238 Pittman Center Road at Old Richardson Cove Church, open 9-3. Free clothing. 453-4526.

Turkey Shoot

Turkey shoot 2 p.m. weather permitting, behind Catons Chapel Fire Department, 3109 Pittman Center Road.

sunday, nov. 29

Sevierville Story Time

Preschool story time 10:30 a.m., Sevier County Main Library. 453-3532.

thursday, dec. 3 Democrats

Sevier County Democrats meet 7 p.m., third floor of courthouse. Visit or call 617-2145.

Hot Meals

Sims Chapel Singing

Sims Chapel singing 6:30 p.m. with the Parton Family. 765-0678.

Pure Faith Ministries will lead a youth service at 10:30 a.m. at Henderson Chapel Baptist Church.

Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Sevierville.

Gospel Sing

Boyds Creek Singing


Waldens Creek United Methodist Church gospel music with Shultz family, 11 a.m. Lunch to follow. 453-4398 or 453-0579.

monday, nov. 23 Women’s Bible Study

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

Thanksgiving Meal

Sevierville First United Methodist Church Thanksgiving community supper at 5:30 p.m. in fellowship hall. 453-5754.

Pool Closing

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

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508.

Shiloh Baptist Church in Seymour mission auction includes hot dog supper at 5 p.m. and auction at 6.

Mission Auction

Henderson Chapel

Botds Creek Baptist Church monthly singing 7 p.m. with Ray Ball.

Gospel Concert

Sharon Tarwater will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. at First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road.

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

Thanksgiving Meal

Trinity Full Gospel Church on Thomas Cross Road serving Thanksgiving meal at 6 p.m. Bring covered dish. 453-8889.

Wears Valley Chamber Wears Valley Area Chamber of Commerce meets at 7 p.m. at Wears

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508. n 10 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road

JOY Club

Santa’s Workshop, Pathways Church, 1126 Wagner Drive, Sevierville, 8-11 a.m. Includes pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa, crafts.

sunday, dec. 6 “Night in Araby�

“Night in Araby� stage musical, 3 p.m. at Gatlinburg Elks Lodge to benefit Christmas Basket Fund for families in need. $10. 436-7550.

Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti dinner at Shady Grove Methodist Church, 1675 Harold Patterson Road, Dandridge, 12:30-2 p.m. $6 adults, children age 6 and under and veterans free. (865) 397-7453 for tickets.

monday, dec. 7 Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets 6:30 p.m. at IHOP Sevierville. 660-4400.

Kodak Story Time

Photographic Society

Craft Fair

Holiday Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, MountainBrook Village, 700 Markhill Drive, Sevierville.

Cancer Support Group

Smoky Mountain Cancer Support Group annual Christmas luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Damon’s. 428-5834 or 654-9280.

Turkey Shoot

Turkey Shoot 2 p.m. weather permitting, behind Catons Chapel Fire Department, 3109 Pittman Center Road.

Christmas Parade


Gatekeepers men’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 908-0591. Sevierville Community Center Pool to close at 3:30 p.m. for swim meet.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508

wednesday, dec. 9 Dinner/Auction

Seymour United Methodist Church annual Gifts for the Christ Child dinner, silent auction. 5739711.

thursday, dec. 10

Gold Wing Riders

LeConte Photographic Society meets 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Sevierville. Competitions, critiques and program. LeContePhotographic. com.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508 n 10 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road

Prayer In Action

Seniors In Touch (S.I.T.) meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. at MountainBrook Village, 700 Markhill Drive, Sevierville. 428-2445.

Pool Closing

Just Older Youth Club meeting at Community Center, with ornament exchange. Bring covered side dishes. Bingo at 10:30, lunch 11:30. 429-7373. Preschool story time 11 a.m. at Kodak Library. 9330078.


Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 9 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road, Sevierville n 6:30 p.m. Seymour UMC, Chapman Highway, back entrance n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room, Sevierville


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

saturday, dec. 12 Turkey Shoot

Prayer In Action, Concerned Women of America, meets at 6 p.m., Pigeon Forge UMC. 4360313.

Turkey Shoot 2 p.m. weather permitting, behind Catons Chapel Fire Department, 3109 Pittman Center Road.

Sevierville Christmas Parade 11 a.m. on Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue. 738-4378. UT Medical Center mobile mammography screenings 9-4, Roaring Fork Baptist Church, Gatlinburg. Insurance filed. For information/ appointment, 305-9753.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd.,

Blood Drives

Medic blood drives 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Food City in Sevierville; 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in gym at Seymour High School.

Seymour Story Time

Preschool story time at Seymour Library 11 a.m. 573-0728.

Angel Food

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Friends of Kodak Library membership appreciation meeting at 6:30 p.m. at library.

friday, dec. 4

Pigeon Forge. 429-2508. n 10 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road


tuesday, nov. 24 Kodak Library

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 9 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road, Sevierville n 6:30 p.m. Seymour UMC, Chapman Highway, back entrance n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room, Sevierville

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508. n 10 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road

friday, nov. 27

Women’s Bible Study

Saturday Nov. 21st Only $20 6PM - 7AM

Contests Exhibition

Music Games

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S t a t e b r i e fs Students face tuition hike

NASHVILLE (AP) — Students at Tennessee’s public colleges and universities could be facing a 5 percent tuition increase. Tennessee Higher Education Commission executive director Richard Rhoda told Gov. Phil Bredesen at budget hearings Thursday that the tuition recommendation has been passed along to the administrators of the University of Tennessee system and the Board of Regents schools. Rhoda said THEC is also encouraging differential tuition payments, meaning students would pay varying rates depending on which subjects they focus on. Rhoda says higher education has planned a 6 percent, or $64 million, reduction in its spending plan for the budget year that starts July 1. The planned cuts come even as schools cope with a 7.4 percent increase in enrollment this year.

to prepare an additional 3 percent cut from their spending plans in addition to the 6 percent he’s already requested. Miller says the cuts would mean closing several group homes and downsizing youth development centers. She says about $76 million would be cut from the agency’s budget. The governor has said children’s services is one of the most difficult areas to make cuts.

School says student killed

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — School officials from a Tennessee university say a 20-year-old student doing missionary work in Micronesia was killed. Southern Adventist University, a Seventh-day Adventist university near Chattanooga, posted a message online about the death of Kirsten Elisabeth Wolcott, who was found dead Wednesday after not returning from a morning jog on the island of Yap. According to a statement provided to the Cuts could close Chattanooga Times Free several homes Press, police are invesNASHVILLE (AP) — tigating the death as an Tennessee Children’s apparent murder. No Services Commissioner cause of death has been Viola Miller says proposed listed. additional cuts by Gov. Wolcott was a junior Phil Bredesen would be liberal arts education “very painful.� major originally from The governor heard Laneview, Va. from the agency’s officials during budget hearings on Rural areas targets Friday. In case economic condi- of crackdown tions persist, Bredesen NASHVILLE (AP) — has asked state agencies Law enforcement officers

in Tennessee are targeting rural areas for motorists and passengers not wearing seat belts. Of the 776 people killed in Tennessee car crashes in 2008, 62 percent were in rural areas. More than half of all traffic fatalities were people not wearing seat belts. Fifty-two law enforcement agencies in 19 counties are participating in the crackdown: Anderson, Wayne, Franklin, Macon, Clay, Pickett, Overton, Jackson, Smith, DeKalb, White, Fentress, Morgan, Jefferson, Monroe, Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion and Sequatchie. Authorities said they were chosen because of their apparent low seat belt use.

Charges dismissed against John Rich

NASHVILLE (AP) — A General Sessions Court judge has dismissed assault and harassment charges against country music singer John Rich. Rich and other witnesses testified Friday before Judge John Aaron Holt that he did not punch aspiring singer Jared Ashley at a private nightclub in March 2008. Ashley, a former contestant on the cable TV music show “Nashville Star,� claimed Rich later threatened him in a voice mail message. Rich is a member of the duo Big & Rich and had a solo hit earlier this year, “Shuttin’ Detroit Down.�

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Authorities work on an overturned bus Friday, in Dinwiddie, Va. One person was killed Friday when a tour bus belonging to entertainer Miley Cyrus overturned, but the 16-year-old “Hannah Montana� star

Miley Cyrus tour bus overturns in Va., killing 1 DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — The driver of a Miley Cyrus tour bus was killed Friday when the bus overturned, but the 16-year-old “Hannah Montana� star wasn’t on board, Virginia State Police said. Sgt. Thomas Molnar said the bus ran off the left side of Interstate 85, struck an embankment and overturned. The accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. in Dinwiddie County, about 40 miles south of Richmond. Speed and weather weren’t considered factors. The driver, William G. Douglas, 53, of Austin, Texas, died at the scene, police said. Marty Zilio, 48, of Canada, was injured in the crash and treated at a local hospital. He was one of nine members of Cyrus’ production crew who were riding in the bus. They escaped the crashed bus through the front windshield. The Cyrus family said on her Web site that they were “deeply saddened by the loss of Bill ’Uncle Bill’ Douglas� and that

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battling for the affection of young Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart. Fourteen-year-old Amber Withey was joined by mom Michelle Withey and aunt Krista Barker to catch the 4 p.m. show on Friday. The group bought their tickets three weeks ago. “One of my friends was really into the books and said, ‘You have to read this!’� Amber said. “I really like all of the characters, and the plot is really good.� “She got me into the books,� Withey said of her daughter. “I think they’re well-written, and it’s a good story for all age groups.� Barker said that she saw the movie “Twilight� (which opened last year) before she read the book. “I read the book to see what I was missing, to get more details,� she said. “I really like the rivalry between Edward and Jacob, and the story of Bella, a young girl trying to find herself.� Hunter Price, Alexis Stumbo, Haylee Denton and Kelsey Han, all 13 years old and Dandridge residents, got to leave school early to make the last matinee. “Taylor Lautner is just the cutest thing ever,� Hunter said. “I like him better than Edward because he has more respect for Bella.� Sisters Whitney and Heather Farmer of Sevierville arrived at the theater early Friday afternoon to ensure they could get good seats. “It’s every girl’s fantasy to find a vampire,� said Whitney, 19. What is it about vampires? “I don’t know,� she said. “Everyone just loves them...� “They sparkle,� offered Heather, 22. Theater employee Mike Kalinowski, 20, was one of the first to see the movie. “I went with my girlfriend,� he said. “It’s not really my kind of movie, but I ended up liking it.� “It was awesome!� said Julie Maples of Maryville upon exiting the theater. “I loved the romance.� Beth Maples (no relation to Julie) of Sevierville

he would be missed. “Members of our tour are like members of our family,� the statement said. A wrecker arrived late Friday morning to haul away the black and maroon luxury tour bus, which was on its side in a ditch off the highway where it had apparently skidded for several hundred feet. The bus was hauled by the wrecker up to the next exit off I-85, where two other tour buses and members of the tour were waiting. About two dozen members of the tour, some still wearing pajama bottoms, began transferring backpacks and laptops from the wrecked bus into two other buses parked outside a restaurant. They declined to speak to reporters. Molnar said the bus was one of four traveling together after the singer’s twoshow stint Wednesday and Thursday in Long Island, N.Y. The group was heading to Greensboro, N.C., where she is scheduled to perform Sunday.


Champagne Auction

Saturday Dec. 5th, 2009 at the Sevierville Civic Center Preview at 1:00p.m. and Auction at 2:00p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of food & fun!

Tickets are a $5.00 donation & available by calling the shelter 453-7000 and will be available at the door.

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Obituaries In Memoriam

Leah Victoria Avril

Leah Victoria Avril, age 18 of Sevierville, passed away from this life to be in the presence of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 17, 2009. She was born on June 13, 1991. Leah was a Christian and a beautiful person inside and out. She loved her family and many friends. She was a 2009 graduate of Sevier County High School and was attending Walter State Community College. She had accumulated 12 college credits and was awarded numerous scholarships. She was preceded in death by grandfather, Victor Boling, aunt Barbara Jane Boling, great-grandparents Rev. Marshall and Cora Parton, Isaac and Elzora Boling. Survived by Mother: Shirley Boling Sanders; Father: Chris Avril; Sister and brother-in-law: Amy and Jason Thomason; Special adoring niece: Haley Thomason; Grandmother: Gladys Parton Boling; Grandparents: Bill and Josette Avril; Uncles and aunts: Jack and Lorene Boling, Sue and Jimmy Whaley, Joann and Steve Finchum, Roger Boling and Peggy, Bonnie and Tim Loan, Darlene and Ralph Stinnett, Darrell and Teresa Boling, Jason Avril, Lisa and Phil Savage; Numerous cousins and friends. Funeral service 2 PM Sunday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville with Rev. Leroy Parton and Rev. Scott Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Catonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 PM Saturday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

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Freeman â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ralphâ&#x20AC;? McCarter

Freeman â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ralphâ&#x20AC;? McCarter, age 72 of Sevierville, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009. He was a lifetime farmer and was a member of Heaven Bound Baptist Church. Ralph was preceded in death by his father Virgil McCarter; mother Iva Ownby McCarter; brothers George Fred and J.C. McCarter; and sister Euna Floyd. Survivors: Wife: Louise McCarter; Son and daughter-in-law: Donald and Mary McCarter; Daughters and sons-in-law: Wanda and Eric Vance, Rhonda Swink and Dennis Brackins; Grandchildren: Amy, Jessica, Adam, Samantha, Jacob, Justin and Tori; Great-grandchildren: Dylan, Shane, Gavin, Garrett and Kolby; Brothers and sisters-in-law: Xan and Shirley McCarter, Carl and Lorene McCarter, Rex McCarter; Sister: Pauline Gibson; Special nephew: Joe Dunn; Extended family and special friends: Gene Maples, Bob Ownby, Bob and Bill Maples, Heaven Bound Baptist Church family and friends. Funeral service 7 PM Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Ogle officiating. Interment 1 PM Sunday in Roberts Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Wilson, Eric Vance, Dennis Brackins, Adam Griffin, Rex Ownby and Justin Vance. The family will receive friends 4-7 PM Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n


In Memoriam

Barbara Jean Ramsey Kelley Barbara Jean Ramsey Kelley, age 70, of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009. She was preceded in death by: her husband, William Edward â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edâ&#x20AC;? Kelley; parents, Arlie and Zadie Ramsey; and brother-in-law, Dewey Thomas. She is survived by her: Son and daughter-in-law: Troy and Karen Kelley; Grandchildren: Jonah and Kyndall Kelley; Mother in-law: Anna Lou Kelley; Sisters: Mary Thomas and Roe Ella Haun Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Clark Haun, Elaine Kelley, Carol Kelley, Ronnie Russell, Jeannette Sawyer, Charles and Pam Kelley, and Paul Kelley; Nieces and nephews: Terry Thomas, James Thomas, Gary Thomas, Lindsey Thomas, Keela Phillips, Ramona Green, Paula Newsome, Roger Kelley, Donna Gilbert, Randall Sawyer, Cathy Kelley, Barry Kelley, Rodney Kelley, Ryan Russell, and Kelley Russell Funeral service 7 PM Monday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hyder officiating. Interment 1 PM Tuesday at Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n

Patrick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Doherty Patrick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Doherty died at UT Hospital on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. He was 66. He was born in England and served in the Royal Air Force. He later moved to Las Vegas where he was a stage manager and worked with many stars. For 20 years he was the stage manager for Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Betty and Paddy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Doherty. He is survived by his sister, Pat MacPherson, brother-in-law Don MacPherson, nephew Chris MacPherson, niece Jennifer Evans, her husband Laurence, and their children Max, Xander, Riley, and Eloise. Surviving family and friends in England are Mrs. Beth and Madeline Dunbar, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. Tonks, and many cousins in England and N. Ireland. The family will hold a private memorial service. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. He was an avid fly fisherman. He was preceded in death by his son Matthew. Survivors include his wife: Marilyn Nabors Lynch; daughter: Erin Marie Lynch; sisters-inlaw and brothers-in-law: Melody and Kent Dunlap, Jackie and Brenda Nabors; several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to East TN Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, P.O. Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901-5010; or Friends of the Smokies, P.O. Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764. The family will receive friends 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday with a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Doyle officiating. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

In Memoriam

Jo Ann Brackins Anderson

Jo Ann Brackins Anderson, age 63 of Baneberry, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Franklin Duff Anderson; and brother George J Brackins. She is survived by Husband: James Melton of Baneberry; Son adopted with James: Jeremy Beachner. She is also survived by her children with Frank: Daughter, Nancy R. Anderson, M.A., and son-in-law Joshua S. Schendel, M.A. of Knoxville; Son, William T. Anderson, JD and daughter-inlaw Sharon E. Anderson of Minneapolis MN; Grandchildren: Victoria E., Alexandria N., William Franklin, Patrick H., Olivia D. Anderson; Brothers and sisters-in-law: Gary and Pat Brackins, Rickey Brackins; Jerry and Liz Shultz, Jim and Kathy Miller; Sisters and brothers-in-law: Candy and Jerry Brown, Cathy and Scott Douglass, Tammy Miller; Mother: Nancy Kate Brackins Miller and step father: James D. Miller; Loyal companion, dog Max. The family will receive friends 11 AM-1 PM Saturday with funeral service to follow at 1 PM in the East chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Rev. Mark McFadden will officiate. Interment will follow in Huskeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n

Garneta Hood, Pauline Manes and Johnnie Frye Survivors: son Tommy Thomas wife Jane and their daughter, Julia Thomas significant other Russ Creecy; daughter Linda DeArmond, husband Wayne, and their children Darren DeArmond wife Amy and children Taylor, Joshua, Trevor, and Caleb. Kristi Greene husband Eric and children Andrea and Thomas; Son: Gary Thomas wife Vickie and their children Karie Spencer husband Brad, and Katie Thomas; sister: Jean Hardin husband

Curtis of Florida; sister-in-law: Viola Julian; brother-in-law: Gene Frye. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Cross Ministries. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday in Atchleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seymour Chapel with Rev. W.A. Galyon officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday in Highland South Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Seymour chapel. n


Katherine Julian Thomas

Katherine Julian Thomas, 87, of Seymour, died Friday, Nov. n 20, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Thomas; Ronald William Lynch infant daughter, Judy Diane Ronald William Lynch, Thomas; parents, Perry and 55, of Sevierville, formerly of Ezra Holt Julian; brothers, Otha Germantown, Tenn., died Julian, Troy Julian; sisters,


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5.1 percent, while Myrtle Beach had a decrease of 6.7 percent in June and an increase of 1.4 percent in July, and Bransonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers fell 2.7 percent and 2.1 percent respectively. For the next two months, Branson continued its fall logging 12.8 percent and 6.4 percent decreases in August and September. Meanwhile, Sevier County fell 3.5 percent in August but rebounded 5.8 percent in September. In that graph, Myrtle Beach was something of an outlier, Morse said, with a 3.4 percent decrease in August and a 23 percent increase in September. That gain came primarily because Hurricane Hanna hit the Eastern United States coast in September 2008, Morse said. In a comparison of tourist spending at attractions and theaters from June, July and August between the two years, Sevier County actually saw decreases in each month, down 6.1 percent, 8 percent and 6 percent respectively. Still, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not as bad as the other areas saw.


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blankets and other items. There are also boxes at the registers where money can be donated. Lancaster and her employees have been working on an Angel Tree as well, which is displayed inside Family Dollar and includes the names of children and their Christmas wishes. The store is also recycling its cardboard, with the money benefitting the toy drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I went to my district manager, he said he

During the time, Branson had decreases of 7.4 percent, 9.8 percent and 8 percent. Myrtle Beach actually posted the worst numbers, despite being the only one of the trio to have a positive month, with a 15.3 percent drop, a 4.2 percent gain and a 21.9 percent tumble. The numbers are something of a validation for local tourism officials, who have remained optimistic throughout the recession that the area would remain popular with travelers because of its proximity to so many major markets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so close to 60 or 70 percent of the population,â&#x20AC;? Morse said, echoing exactly what local officials have been saying. Morse also gave his own forecast of where the economy is headed, stating he believes the recovery will come very slowly as some important sectors of the U.S. financial system fight to make their way back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This recession is different from others in that this recession came with credit market issues,â&#x20AC;? Morse said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The other recessions weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen recently didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have that and I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take a little bit longer to mop those up.â&#x20AC;?

thought it was a wonderful idea,â&#x20AC;? Lancaster said. Santa Claus will be dropping by Family Dollar from 3-9 p.m. on Friday to hand out candy canes and visit with children. Bryant, who is also founder of Smoky Mountain Alliance for the Unborn, was touched by the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a chain to do this is a really big deal,â&#x20AC;? she said.




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nomination to a second term will be the subject of a Senate Banking MINNEAPOLIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Committee hearing next Holiday travelers waited a month, the panelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chairman said Friday. little longer to book their President Barack flights this year, likely Obama nominated holding out for better deals and waiting to see if Bernanke to another they would still have a job. four-year term in August. The nomination requires And some arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going at Senate approval. all. Bernanke has drawn Travelocity reports that both praise and criticism the average advance purfor his creative thinkchase fell to 55 days for ing and unconventional Thanksgiving travel this year. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2.6 days later actions to pull the country back from economic ruin than last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s average. last year. People flying in late His decision to bail out December â&#x20AC;&#x201D; around insurance giant American Christmas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; waited to buy International Group Inc. until 88 days in advance, was especially controverdown from 96 days last sial. year, for domestic trips. For international trips, the average purchase was Burris receives made 7.5 days later, or 110 Senate rebuke days in advance. WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pharmacy linked The Senate ethics committee on Friday admonished to Jackson drugs Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., for making â&#x20AC;&#x153;inconsistent, LAS VEGAS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; misleading or incompleteâ&#x20AC;? Police believe a batch of statements about the cirdrugs blamed in Michael cumstances surrounding Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death was purhis appointment to the chased by his personal seat once held by Barack physician at a Las Vegas Obama. The committee pharmacy, court docurecommended no action ments released Friday beyond the letter. show. Burris was appointed by Search warrant records disgraced former Illinois released by a Nevada judge revealed that police Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was impeached and found receipts in the Las driven from office after he Vegas medical office of Dr. Conrad Murray show- was accused of trying to sell the Senate seat. ing he bought the powThe committee cited erful sedative propofol at least one example, a from Applied Pharmacy phone conversation with Services on May 12. the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Murray, 56, a cardiwhere Burris linked ologist, is the focus of a homicide investigation by his willingness to raise funds for the governor Los Angeles police into with appointment to the the June 25 death of the Senate. 50-year-old pop music icon. Murray has not been charged with a crime. Pap smear needed

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; First mammograms. Now â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in an apparent coinciSAN DIEGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A 17-year-old pleaded guilty dence â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pap smears. New guidelines by Friday to murdering a the American College Border Patrol agent who of Obstetricians and was shot eight times in Gynecologists say most head, neck and torso in the mountains east of San women in their 20s can have a Pap smear every Diego. Christian Daniel Castro two years instead of annuAlvarez admitted entering ally to catch slow-growing the United States illegally cervical cancer. The change comes to rob a Border Patrol amid a separate debate agent, the U.S. attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office said. Alvarez said he over when regular mamlured Agent Robert Rosas mograms to detect breast out of his car on the night cancer should begin, in the 40s or the 50s. The of July 23 and struggled timing of the Pap guidewith him over a firearm. lines is coincidence, said Rosas, 30, was shot four times in the head, once in ACOG, which began reviewing its recomthe neck and three times in the torso. He was found mendations in late 2007 and published the update near Campo, Calif., withFriday in the journal out a pulse. His BorderObstetrics & Gynecology. Patrol issued gun was missing. Rosas had left his car Pirate hostages with the ignition on while fear for lives pursuing three suspected illegal immigrants. LONDON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A British couple being held Girl raped, killed hostage by Somali pirates said in an interview

day of abduction

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A 5-year-old North Carolina girl was raped and killed the same day she was taken from her home, according to an arrest warrant released Friday. Shaniya Davis was sexually assaulted and asphyxiated Nov. 10, the day her mother reported her missing from the trailer park where she was staying, according to the warrant. Authorities embarked on a nearly weeklong search that ended when the girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body was found dumped off a rural road. Mario McNeill is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree rape of a child in the warrant, which was issued after police said they collected hair and fibers, clothes, and a straw from his 1997 Mitsubishi Galant. He was initially charged only with kidnapping.

Bernanke subject of Senate panel

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernankeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

broadcast Friday that they fear they will be killed or handed to a terrorist group if a ransom is not paid soon. Paul and Rachel Chandler were kidnapped by pirates on Oct. 22, who seized their 38-foot yacht â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Lynn Rival. In an interview with Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Channel 4 news program, the Chandlers are seen surrounded by armed men, some of whom have their guns pointed directly at the retired couple.

Afghan corruption targeted â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gates HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The United States will do its part to reduce corruption in Afghanistan by examining its own contracts and projects, even as it is demanding the same from the Afghan government, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday. He said the U.S. can exert the most leverage when it is signing the checks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The place for us to start is to deal with corruption that may be associated with contracts weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re letting or work that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having done and development projects that we are undertaking in partnership with others including with the Afghans,â&#x20AC;? Gates said.

Lopez promises show surprises

LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jennifer Lopez plans to include fireworks and an on-stage costume change in her performance at the American Music Awards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;? runnerup Adam Lambert will incorporate leather and chains into his. Lopez and Lambert will be among more than a dozen performers at Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceremony, and they took time out Thursday to perfect their performances. Lopez is in top form, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a little nervous. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be singing a song fans have never heard before and performing live on TV for the first time in years.

Cyrus tour bus driver killed

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The driver of a Miley Cyrus tour bus was killed Friday when the bus overturned, but the 16-yearold â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hannah Montanaâ&#x20AC;? star wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on board, Virginia State Police said. Sgt. Thomas Molnar said the bus ran off the left side of Interstate 85, struck an embankment and overturned. The accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. in Dinwiddie County, about 40 miles

south of Richmond. Speed and weather werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t considered factors.

Students take over campus

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Students barricaded themselves inside buildings on University of California campuses to protest a 32 percent increase in student fees and budget cuts that have led to slashed programs and lost jobs. Demonstrators at UC Berkeley occupied Wheeler Hall on Friday and hung a sign from a window that read â&#x20AC;&#x153;32 Percent Hike, 900 layoffs,â&#x20AC;? with the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;Classâ&#x20AC;? crossed out in red. A group of students also rallied outside the building. Campus police said they had arrested three of the demonstrators inside.

Church fraud under probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; California is investigating several companies suspected of bilking churches nationwide of hundreds of thousands of dollars through fraudulent computer leasing schemes, authorities said Friday. State Attorney General Jerry Brown said as many as 30 Southern California churches may have been defrauded, with the same companies suspected of bilking other churches in as many as 10 other states. The companies offered churches free computer kiosks that could serve as electronic message boards and generate advertising revenue, Brown said.

Harley, cheese may get honors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Choppers and cheese may soon become official Wisconsin symbols. Bills to honor HarleyDavidson motorcycles and Lactococcus lactis â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a bacterium used in the making of cheese â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with the state symbol designation were introduced in the Legislature last week. Supporters say that naming two of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most well-known exports as the official motorcycle and microbe will help promote the dairy and motorcycle industries in lean times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cost anything to designate a state microbe,â&#x20AC;? said Rep. Gary Hebl, D-Sun Prairie, who introduced the microbe measure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything we can do to encourage the dairy industry, we need to do that.â&#x20AC;?

Comcast-NBC deal drags out

first court hearing in his hospital room on Saturday. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s civilian attorney, John PHILADELPHIA (AP) Galligan, said Friday that â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A deal for Comcast Corp. to buy a controlling military prosecutors notified him of their plans for stake in NBC Universal and create one of the most the hearing at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San powerful media companies in the world is taking Antonio. Hasan has been recoverlonger than expected as the current owners tussle ing there since the Nov. 5 rampage at Fort Hood that over price. left 13 dead and more than Comcast, the larg30 wounded. Hasan was est cable TV operator in shot by civilian members of the United States, wants NBC Universal largely for Fort Hoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s police force. its lucrative cable channels, but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t likely to Resistant flu raise its offer to General found in N.C. Electric Co., which first needs Vivendi SA to sell ATLANTA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Four its minority stake. North Carolina patients at a single hospital tested posiTerrorism leader tive for a type of swine flu that is resistant to Tamiflu, draws prison term health officials said Friday. The cases reported at MIAMI (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Duke University Medical ringleader of a group of men convicted of plotting Center over six weeks make to destroy Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sears up the biggest cluster seen so far in the U.S. Tower and bomb FBI Tamiflu â&#x20AC;&#x201D; made by offices has been sentenced Switzerlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roche to 13 1/2 years in prison. Group â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is one of two flu U.S. District Judge medicines that help against Joan Lenard issued the sentence Friday in Miami swine flu, and health officials have been closely for 35-year-old Narseal watching for signs that the Batiste. Prosecutors had virus is mutating, making sought the maximum the drugs ineffective. 70-year sentence. Four other men convicted along with Batiste Man paid teens of terror-related charges in May were sent to prison to spit in face but got less time than THOUSAND OAKS, prosecutors sought. Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A 39-yearThe men were arrested old Southern California in 2006 and accused of man has been arrested plotting attacks with an for misdemeanor child FBI informant posing as annoyance after allegedly an al-Qaida operative. paying a teenager $31 to spit in his face. Hasan faces hearing The Ventura County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department from hospital room says Charles Hersel was arrested Wednesday in a SAN ANTONIO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sting operation at a mall An attorney for the Army in Thousand Oaks. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s psychiatrist charged in the mass shooting at Fort Hood free from jail pending a court hearing. says his client will have his

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Masa, Kephart program topics

The life and work of two of the park’s earliest proponents will be highlighted in two separate free programs today at Sugarlands Visitor Center. “George Masa: A Perspective on his Life & Works” will be presented at 10 a.m. At 1 p.m. retired park ranger Butch McDade will present “The Back of Beyond: Horace Kephart in the Smokies.”



Storytelling to be held at event

Smoky Mountain storytellers will perform at 7 p.m. today at Holiday Inn, 3230 Parkway. Admission is $5; maximum $20 per family. Call 429-1783 or 4297350 for information or visit or Hosts are Charlie and Jeanette Stevens of Powell. They’ll be joined by Millie Sieber, Maryville; Owen Duncan, Decatur; Janice Brooks-Headrick, English Mountain; Susan Fulbright, Kodak; Lovella Richardson, Knoxville; and Robert “Redhawk” Eldridge, Knoxville.



Christmas Child gifts are sought

Karen Hall is Sevier County coordinator for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that brings the holiday to children throughout the world with a gift-filled shoe box. Bring gifts to the conference center at River Plantation RV Park, 1004 Parkway, during collection week Nov. 16-23. Remaining collection hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Contact Hall at 982-9968 or 851-2922, or e-mail to occseviercounty@yahoo. com.



Child safety seat inspections planned

The Sevierville Police Department has scheduled child car safety seat checkpoint from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Larry Hill Pontiac/ GMC, 1040 Dolly Parton Parkway. Officers will be available to answer questions regarding the child restraint law. Parents may also come to the police station at 300 Gary Wade Blvd. for a seat inspection, when a technician is available. Call 453-5507 to ensure that a technician is on duty.



Actor Cameron church speaker

Actor Kirk Cameron will speak Sunday at both morning worship services of First Baptist Church of Sevierville. The former child star, who has dedicated his adult life to Christian causes, will speak at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services. He will be featured speaker today at Hearts On Fire, a two-day convention for middle and high school students held in Gatlinburg.



Library assisting local unemployed

The Sevier County Public Library System is offering free fax and copy services for persons seeking employment. The service is available the Sevierville, Kodak and Seymour locations. In addition, copies of resumes and job applications will be printed free of charge. Unemployed persons may also use fax services for free to send resumes and job applications to businesses and companies.

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Guns-in-bars bill tossed NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s new law allowing people with handgun permits to be armed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol is unconstitutionally vague, a judge ruled on Friday. Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman said the law, enacted earlier this year over the veto of Gov. Phil Bredesen, is “fraught with ambiguity.” She ruled after an hour of arguments in a lawsuit brought by a group of plaintiffs, many of them restaurant owners. More than 257,000 people have handgun carry permits in Tennessee.

Tennessee previously banned handguns in all locations where alcohol was served. The new law made an exception for establishments that serve at least one meal on five days per week and that “the serving of such meals shall be the principal business conducted.” Tennessee has no legal definition to distinguish bars from restaurants. Plaintiffs’ attorneys argued that it would be difficult for patrons to know what restaurants met the exceptions, which would put them at risk of breaking the law. “What citizen could ever know that?” attorney David Raybin

asked during the hearing. “It’s not within the knowledge to know that fact. It’s criminal if you make the wrong choice.” However, Assistant Attorney General Lyndsay Fuller Sanders said patrons who have concerns “can just ask.” “Common sense should not be thrown out the window,” Sanders said. But Bonnyman eventually ruled that language in the current law is “unfairly vague.” Sharon Curtis-Flair, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general’s office, said attorneys will study the opinion and decide whether to appeal.


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Dollywood’s plans to build a new attraction for the 2009 season have been put off for now. Park officials say they are being “fiscally conservative” in delaying the addition, saying they’re keeping an eye on the economy to make their decision about when they’ll proceed with construction of Adventure Mountain.

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In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1969, the Senate voted down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth, 55-45, the first such rejection since 1930. In 1973, President Richard Nixon’s attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, revealed the existence of an 18 1/2minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate.

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President Bill Clinton, speaking at a conference in Florence, Italy, called on prosperous nations to spread global wealth by helping poor countries with Internet hookups, cell phones, debt relief and small loans.

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national quote roundup “Twenty-five years feels right in my bones and feels right in my spirit.” — Oprah Winfrey on her reasons for ending her talk show in 2011

“We know we’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic. We have an obligation to address this head on, knowing full well there’s going to be some fallout.” — James L. DeBoy, chairman of Lincoln University’s department of health, physical education and recreation in Pennsylvania, on the school’s requirement that overweight students take a fitness course to graduate.

“He’s getting back into fighting shape. He had confidence, knowledge and looks like he’s enjoying the debate in Washington and may want to become a formal part of it.” — GOP strategist Scott Reed on Rudy Giuliani’s return to the public stage amid rumors he may run for the Senate in New York

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T h r e e CH e e r s ‘Historical Ghosts’ great teaching idea

Liberals incensed by Palin With the possible exceptions of Richard Nixon and George W. Bush, no modern era politician has been more derided by the media than Sarah Palin. And the attacks do not stop with her. They include nasty rumors about her family and even the mocking of her children. Palin has responded to some of the vitriol in her new book, “Going Rogue,” hoping to give readers her side on controversies like the expensive clothes, the interview gaffes and Alaska’s “Troopergate” case. How have the media received the former Alaska governor’s side of the story? Not well. She is being called a whiner and an ingrate, among other things. Uber-liberal Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta JournalConstitution says: “There is absolutely nothing in Sarah Palin’s past that suggested she was ever going to let the past go. She’s always been petty. She’s always been vindictive.” Let’s get this straight: Media people like Tucker can hammer Palin all day long, but if she defends herself, she’s petty and vindictive. Aren’t the American media swell? It is worth noting that the left has not been able to knock Palin out despite trying very hard. A study by the Culture and Media Institute looked at a twoweek period during last year’s presidential campaign. During that time, the nightly network newscasts ran 18 negative stories about candidate Palin for every positive story. Fair and balanced? Give me a break. Somehow Palin has gotten under the skin of the far left. Feminist Naomi Wolf and crazy-left Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson put forth the latest propaganda. Independently, they dubbed Palin the new Evita. What are the odds of Wolf and Robinson, who operate worlds apart, both referencing Argentine Eva Peron at pretty much the same time? Coincidence? Sure. Peron was a demagogue who appealed to the common man. She was also an incompetent leader. The song “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” has immortalized her. So I am expecting a new song, to be sung by Bruce Springsteen, entitled: “Don’t Cry for Me Wasilla, Alaska.” I hope the lyrics aren’t whiny. My theory is that liberal America fears Palin. Even though a CBS News poll has her approval rating at just 23 percent, a whopping 37 percent of respondents say they are still undecided about the former governor. That means millions of Americans are potential converts to her populist cause. Bad news for the left if the country turns against the Obama administration. Thus, the liberal media are hunting Palin, trying to drive a stake through her heart once and for all. But the woman is tough, wily and unafraid. She’s driving them crazy. — Veteran TV news anchor Bill O Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Who’s Looking Out For You? Distributed by Creators Syndicate. (C)2009 Bill O’Reilly.

Sevierville Intermediate School thirdgrade teacher Denise Buckner deserves praise for a motivational method for having her students learn about history. She calls it “Historical Ghosts.” Buckner had her students research a character, preparing a poster with a timeline and significant information. On a designated day, the students came to school dressed as their chosen character and went from class to class sharing why their characters were so important. Once they returned to their class, they presented their full reports. Among the characters who showed up this year were Abraham Lincoln, Milton Hershey, Elvis Presley, Mother Teresa, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Babe Ruth, Minnie Pearl, Sacagawea, Rosa Parks, Daniel Boone, Ulysses S. Grant, Albert Einstein, Anne Frank and Amelia Earhart. Our bet is the students learned a lot — and had a lot of fun.

SCUD youth program promotes conservation

The Sevier County Utility District has come up with a good idea for having young students become more aware of the environment. SCUD recently initiated its Adding Beauty and Conservation classroom for children in grades K-5. Ultimately, the goal is help the community create stronger partnerships. Students throughout Sevier are encouraged to draw pictures of the region’s natural beauty and briefly describe how the environmental benefits of natural gas help preserve that beauty. The drawing judged to be the best earns the student’s class a $200 donation, and the student receives a $20 gift card. A drawing by Gracie Harrison, a student in Traci Dodgen’s second-grade class at Wearwood Elementary, was recently selected the inaugural winner. Winning classes will be selected at the first of each month throughout the school year.

A tip of the helmet to deserving players

The Sevier County and Seymour high school football teams made their presence felt their first year in the Class 5A-6A Inter Mountain Athletic Conference, sweeping the top three honors and putting several other players on the league’s postseason all-conference first-team. Sevier County’s Steve Brewer was named coach of the year; SCHS’s Zach Flynn, offensive player of the year; and Seymour lineman Nick Smith, defensive player of the year. Making first team on offense from SCHS: wide receivers Bryant Gilson and Bryce Whaley; linemen Ross Heatherly and Bryson Maples; athlete Danny Chastain. On defense from SCHS: linebacker Kel McCarter; linemen Thomas Hamilton and Robert Whitelaw; backs Jeremiah Foster, Matt Spangler, Josh Johnson. From Seymour: first-team offense, RB Blake Overton; defense, linebacker Keegan Newport; back Cory Clark; punter Stephen Smith.

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Editor: The Broken Windows theory says crime is the inevitable result of disorder. If a window is broken and left unprepared, people walking by will conclude that no one cares or is in charge. Soon, more windows will be broken, and the sense of anarchy will spread to the street, sending a signal that anything goes. Broken windows are invitations to more serious crimes. Muggers and robbers believe they reduce their chances of being caught or identified if they operate on streets where potential victims are already intimidated by prevailing conditions. If the neighborhood cannot control a bothersome panhandler, the thief may reason, it is less likely to call police to identify a potential mugger or to interfere in a mugging. This is an epidemic theory of crime. It says that crime is contagious — just as a fashion trend is contagious — that it can start with a broken window and spread to a community. The impetus

to engage in a certain kind of behavior is coming from a feature of the environment. In New York City, removing graffiti from the subway system resulted in a lowering of the crime rate. You might wonder what this has to do with two college students using a pellet gun to commit a robbery. Circumstances and situations may make committing a crime more inviting, make it seem more logical. Circumstances or the environment may encourage a person inclined to criminal behavior to act or to pause. Circumstances or the environment do not turn a criminal into a lawabiding citizen but might cause a citizen think twice about committing a crime. NCAA rules allow athletes on scholarship to earn up to $2,000 during the school year working part-time jobs. In reality, it’s a cruel joke. Given the demands of being a college athlete, 20 hours a week in a part-time job is not practical. The hours athletes would spend working are already spoken for. Typically, they already spend that much time every week in team meetings, practices and traveling to games. And, depending on the sport, the off-season time

demands aren’t much different from the actual season. That’s why college athletes should be paid a reasonable stipend as part of the scholarship. Since they don’t have time to work, it’s the only way they can receive money without breaking rules. It’s the fair thing to do, especially for those athletes who come from low-income families. True, athletes who are on a “full ride” have all the basics covered for school. Even so, the scholarship does not include spending money to help cover incidental expenses such as laundry and bath items or being able to go to the movies or buy a hamburger. The question is, would some of the criminal behavior by University of Tennessee athletes have been avoided if not for the NCAA rules? Robbery is never the solution, but a change in circumstances may deter someone from thinking it is. These fellows need to be punished, but can something to be done to help others avoid the same bad decision? John Jenkins Gatlinburg

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Bears declaw Cougars Bearettes hang tough, lose 53-50 heartbreaker BY JASON DAVIS Sports Editor

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Josh Johnson had 15 points against the Campbell County Cougars Thursday night, teaming with Zac Carlson to lead SCHS in scoring.

SEVIERVILLE — Sevier County High School hosted two exciting games Friday night at the Bears’ Den, but unfortunately for the fans in purple, only one turned out the way they’d hoped. The Bears (2-0) matched a chaotic pace on the floor and played some stellar defense to earn a 71-60 victory over the hightempo Cougars (0-2), while the Bearettes played tough, but came up just short against the a Lady Cougar squad (1-1) led by Division I signee Jessica Moore 52-50. A big first quarter from junior Josh Johnson, including back-to-back 3-pointers, helped spark the Bears to an early 17-13 lead, while the SCHS defense clamped down on a Cougar offense that scored 29 in the first quarter earlier in the week against Morristown West. Going to-toe-to with the Cougars’ frequent masssubstitutions and full-court press, the Bears continued to control the game into the second quarter behind scoring bursts from Zac

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Zac Carlson had perhaps the best game of his Bears’ career with 16 points in the win over Campbell County Friday night. Carlson and Kel McCarter. “We’re playing really hard and good things happen when you play hard,” SCHS coach Ken Wright said. Later in the period, however, the Courags went on

a 9-2 run to knot the game at 27-27. But a Johnson bucket on an assist from Austin Nave sparked a 9-0 Smoky Bear run to close out the See BEARS, Page A10


Seymour girls move to 2-0 vs. Catholic Boys fall to 0-2 with 61-40 loss to Fighting Irish By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer KNOXVILLE - It was the same story until the end. The Seymour Lady Eagles (2-0) traveled to Knoxville Catholic to take on the Lady Irish and eventually took a 42-34 win in a game that was closer than it should have been. The Lady Eagles jumped out with a spurt to start all four quarters, but the Lady Irish were able to chip away at the Seymour edge each time, until the fourth quarter. "Sometimes we're very good, and sometimes we're not," said Seymour coach Andy Rines. "We just never maintained our intensity See EAGLES, Page A9

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Seymour senior Wes White (32) drives to the basket in the second quarter Friday night at Knoxville Catholic.

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Seymour junior Max Harrell runs down a loose ball Friday night at Knoxville Catholic.


Vols dominate in East Carolina at Paradise Jam 105-66 Hopson stays hot with 25 points ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — Scott Hopson is making himself right at home outside the 3-point arc. Tennessee is making itself at home in the Virgin Islands. Hopson hit four 3-pointers and scored 25 points Friday, and the No. 10 Volunteers rolled to a 105-66 rout of East Carolina in the opening round of the Paradise Jam at the University of Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center. “I believe every shot is going in, and that con-

fidence helps me,” said Hopson, who has made 14 of 18 attempts from beyond the arc this season. “I believe when I start hitting the shots it really helps in getting the team going.” Pirates coach Mack McCarthy could only shake his head. “At 6-foot-7, it’s hard to contest him,” McCarthy said. “What is he, 14 of 18 this season? There are guys that aren’t shooting that from the free throw line.” Hopson played only 23 minutes, the most of any Vols player. Bobby Maze scored 15 points, Cameron Tatum had 14, Tyler Smith 13 and Melvin Goins added 10 points and five assists. Seven different Vols hit 3-pointers, with the team collectively

making 13 of 24. Tennessee (3-0) plays DePaul (2-0) in second round Sunday. The Blue Demons upset NCAA tournament participant Northern Iowa 60-52 earlier in the day. Tennessee’s defense created many of the scoring opportunities, smothering the Pirates with its self-styled “controlled chaos” press. Tennessee forced 35 turnovers, most in Bruce Pearl’s five years as the head coach. “Obviously when the tempo got up it was in our favor,” Pearl said. “We played with passion and intensity.” East Carolina (1-3) was competitive early, using an 8-0 run to take a 17-13 lead on Brock Young’s steal and layup at the 12:01 mark of the first

half. That’s when Hopson heated up. He hit a 3-pointer coming out of a timeout, then made a putback as the Vols answered with a 9-0 run of their own to reclaim the lead for good. East Carolina, led by Young’s 15 points and four assists, managed just one field goal over the final 12:01 of the first half and trailed 43-27 at intermission. “They certainly wore us down,” McCarthy said. “They don’t lose much when they go to the bench. But 35 turnovers? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that.” AP

Scotty Hopson (right) scored 25 points to lead the Vols to the win over ECU Friday.

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Hintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body, game, team and mind grow at Berea Former Gatlinburg-Pittman star shining for Mountaineers By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer BEREA, Ky. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The sky is the limit for former Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders basketball star Alex Hinton, as he keeps growing in more ways than one as a freshman baller for the Mountaineers of Berea College in Kentucky. Not only has Hintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game been growing since last high school season with the Highlanders, his body has too. Currently standing at 6-foot-7 and about 225 pounds, growing about an inch and a half since last season, Hinton says his body has just started another growing spurt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I grew more than two inches my sophomore year, I had growing pains in my shins,â&#x20AC;? said Hinton, who was speaking from Berea College while preparing for a trip back to Gatlinburg on Friday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those same pains are coming back now, and I already know Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m growing again.â&#x20AC;? Although the growing pains hurt, Hinton just shrugs them off because more size will only add to his game, which has already grown by leaps and bounds early in his freshman college season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is so much more talent on the court,â&#x20AC;? said Hinton, about the differences between high school and college ball. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the game speed is crazy compared to high school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People on the court are way more fundamentally sound, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much room for error at this level of basketball.â&#x20AC;? But Hinton has started three of the Mountaineers

(4-2) first six games this season, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been the sixth man in the other three contests. Hinton scored just three points from the post in his first college game, but he improved to eight points in the second, nine in the third and 18 in his fourth game. He now has 46 points this season and is averaging 7.67 points per game with about 15 to 25 minutes of court time per contest. But just as his body is doing now, Hinton expects his minutes and points to grow as the season progresses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I expect to average about 12 or 13 points a game,â&#x20AC;? said Hinton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I expect my minutes to increase as I improve through the year.â&#x20AC;? Hinton isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only one growing at Berea College. The majority of the Mountaineers are freshmen and sophomores, outnumbering the juniors and seniors by an 11-7 margin. Although Berea, a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, has had a tradition of basketball excellence â&#x20AC;&#x201D; making appearances in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national tournament five of the past eight seasons, including a Final Four appearance in 1999 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the program is on the rise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a young team, and this was the best recruiting class the school has had with seven freshmen,â&#x20AC;? said Hinton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see us doing anything but getting better over the next four years.â&#x20AC;? But Hintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body, individual basketball

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Former G-P basketball start Alex Hinton (21), right, sinks a shot against Cumberland Gap during last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s district tournament at Grainger High School. Hinton is has grown another 1.5 inches since last basketball season and is averaging more than seven points per game as a freshman post presence at Berea College in Kentucky. game and college team still arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only things maturing at Berea. With a goal for a degree in sports communications, a demanding class schedule has his brain developing too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I thought it

would be,â&#x20AC;? said Hinton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of hard work, and you have to be regimented with your time because everything is on such a tight schedule ..., but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m having fun.â&#x20AC;?



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(Friday night). â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started out strong and lost it. We started out the second half strong, and I thought we had the chance to put the game away twice, but we never did.â&#x20AC;? After building a big 20-9 edge by the midway point of the second quarter, the Lady Eagles allowed the doubledigit lead to slip to just two points, 20-18, by intermission after a 9-0 Lady Irish run closed the second quarter. Seymour started the third quarter with a 5-0 run for a 25-18 edge, but by the 46 second mark of the third, the Lady Irish had cut it down to 26-25. The Lady Eagles started the fourth with a 10-2 spurt to regain their first doubledigit edge, 37-27, with 3:05 remaining. For the second straight game, Cowan and junior Shae Brown were the lone Lady Eagles in double digits, with Cowan leading the way with 14 and Brown adding 10. Seymour junior Ashley McCarter added nine in the win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We certainly werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the team that played William Blount (and won by 18 points) on opening night,â&#x20AC;? said Rines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played sloppy, without a whole lot of intensity and we made poor decisions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did make enough plays to win the game, but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play very well.â&#x20AC;?

Eagles fade down stretch against Irish Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been the same story so far this young season for the Seymour Eagles basketball team. In their first two games this year, the Eagles (0-2) were able to hang tough with teams for the better part of three quarters before eventually falling away down the stretch. Friday night at Knoxville

Catholic, the Eagles were able to stay close until the 2:28 mark of the third quarter, when Knoxville Catholic built a 10-point edge, 34-24, and made it 39-27 heading into the fourth en route to an eventual 61-40 Irish victory. Part of the reason why the Eagles faded down the stretch was the absence of big man senior Jordan Lee, who picked up his third foul at the end of the first half and had limited court time in the second half due to the foul woes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to keep Lee out of foul trouble,â&#x20AC;? said first-year Seymour coach Brian Jessie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And in a game like this against a team with the size of Catholic, we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to play a lot

of minutes without our size. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For (most of the fourth quarter) they had 3-on-1 with the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bigs,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t match up like that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my fault, because I gambled by keeping Lee in the game with two fouls in the first half. But sometimes you have to gamble, and (Friday night) we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win that gamble. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re growing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a process. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to regroup, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get ready for Heritage on Monday.â&#x20AC;? Tyler Tilson led Seymour with 15 points, and Skylar Brown was the only other Eagle player in double digits with 10 points. Garrett Hillard had five in the losing effort, including Seymourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s



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half. The run included a big 3-point bucket from 6-8 senior Jordan Hendrickson and two-straight pretty inside moves from Nave. Trailing 36-27 at halftime, the visitors and their contingent were clearly shaken. The game continued its frantic pace in the second half, but Sevier County’s game plan to force Campbell County outside — away from its inside duo of Cody Malicote and Sean Chapman. “They really love to spread the court with their 3-point shooters and get it inside,” Wright said. “Hendrickson did a good job — we think we really got (Malicote) frustrated in the first half. That was the key I think, defensively, for us, shutting down their inside game and forcing them to shoot 3’s.” By the end of the third the Bears had stretched their lead to 13 at 52-39. Campbell County closed the gap to eight points several times in the fourth quarter, but the Smoky Bears had an answer every time, whether it be bucket from Johnson, Carlson, Nave or point guard Zac Gonzalez to finish out the game with the 71-60 win. Carlson led the team with 16 points, while Johnson had 15. Nave and Hendrickson eached chipped in 11 points, while Gonzalez (8), McCarter (6) and Jordan Whaley (2) rounded out the scoring.

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Senior Amber Harris (left) blocks a Lady Cougar shot but picks up a foul in the process. But that’s as good as it would get for SCHS. After a foul sent Lady Cougar Candice Seiber to the charity stripe for two points to cut the lead to one, the Bearettes turned it over on two-straight possessions. After the second, CCHS’s Lindsey Evans was fouled and went to the line, where she knocked down both shots to give the visitors the

51-50 lead. Two more free throws in the next minute put CCHS up three with only seconds left. A desperation 3-pointer missed, and the game ended at 53-50. Pickel led SCHS with 13 points, followed by Joslin Connaster and Pippin with nine each. Moore led CCHS with 15.

Girls close gap in 4th, lose it on the line The Bearettes looked like they might pull out a comefrom-behind victory against the Lady Cougars Friday night, but two late turnovers and six CCHS free throws sealed the 53-50 win for the visitors. After the team had trailed the entire game, a 3-pointer from sophomor guard Madison Pickel tied the game late in the fourth quarter, and minutes later fellow sophomore Carly Pippin drained another shot from distance to put the Bearettes up 50-47 with just over two minutes remaining.

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson’s run for his fourth straight Cup title starts from the pole. Johnson turned a lap of 173.919 mph on Friday to top qualifying at HomesteadMiami Speedway, a big boost for the Hendrick Motorsports star as he tries to become the first driver in NASCAR history to win four consecutive championships. “We did an awesome job today, and I feel that the start will go smoothly,” Johnson said. The start could be tricky for the unflappable Johnson. Scott Speed qualified second and Marcos Ambrose third, two drivers who haven’t spent very much time on the track racing up front and around Johnson. Johnson crashed on the third lap at Texas two races ago when he was hit by Sam Hornish — another non-Chase contender. The wreck spoiled Johnson’s shot at possibly clinching his unprecedented fourth straight championship last week. Speed and Ambrose don’t want to be the drivers who take out Johnson and forever are tagged as the ones who spoiled history. “Certainly you don’t want to be the guy that takes out the 48,” Speed said. “That doesn’t look good on your resume. You give him room, you race him as hard as you can.” Ambrose, who has only six top-10 starts this season, has a similar fear. “You don’t want to be the guy that does that to him,” he said. “He’s not going to do it on his own.” Johnson said the Texas wreck has made him somewhat apprehensive that a

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Driver Jimmie Johnson holds up the pole-sitter flag after winning the pole position during qualifying at the Homestead-Miami International Speedway in Homestead, Fla. on Friday. similar scare could happen again. He did not return to the track in that race until lap 115 in a rebuilt car. If he’s knocked out early in Sunday’s 400-mile event, his title hopes could be on the ropes and Mark Martin could have some new life as he shoots for his first championship. “I typically wouldn’t be (worried), but with living through the Texas experience, I’m not taking anything for granted,” Johnson said. “I’m happy to hear that both Marcos and Scott recognize what’s going on. Those guys have both raced for championships. They know what it’s like to get to that final race and you want that halo, you want that space.” Johnson won his fourth pole of the season in the No. 48 Chevrolet hours after it was announced he signed a contract extension to drive

for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2015 season. He has 23 career poles in 291 Cup races. Johnson was so pumped at taking the pole he yelled, “Yes! Yes! Yes! Wow!” over his radio. Crew chief Chad Knaus told him, “God, I love you.” Johnson goes into Sunday’s Chase for the championship finale with a 108-point lead over Martin and needs only to finish 25th or better to win the title. He’s not looking for any driver to concede the title to him. “Everybody needs to race because we’re all here for a reason,” Johnson said. “Everybody is trying to finish as strong as they can. It’s not, let’s not race. It’s, let’s race, but let’s just give each other a little bit more room.” Martin and Tony Stewart round out the top five.

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Dear Annie: I am a happily married straight male and am having a problem with a coworker. “Gil” is a selfproclaimed bisexual. Even though he is fully aware of my orientation, he constantly makes lewd comments to me. He also invites me to his home for dinner on a regular basis — without my wife, of course. Gil is senior to me at work. Because of his stature, I am hesitant to report his behavior. How can I resolve this? — Need Guidance Dear Need Guidance: Gil is guilty of sexual harassment. Tell him you find his comments unprofessional and inappropriate and you want him to stop. If he keeps it up, speak to his boss or someone in human resources. He is leaving the company open to a lawsuit. Dear Annie: My husband is approaching 60, and I’ve long been frustrated with our poor communication. Counseling has been useless since his participation was minimal. I suspect he has Asperger syndrome. I’ve done some reading online, and “Ron” exhibits nearly all the traits of this disorder. I struggle with depression myself, and the prospect of dealing with this situation for the rest of my life fills me with sadness. Leaving is not financially possible. I’ve read about treatment options, but I doubt Ron would be willing to make the effort. I find it hard to fully express my feelings, even in a professional setting, so I’m hesitant to seek counseling on my own. I don’t have the kind of friends I can talk to about this. I feel so alone. Where do I go from here?

— Hopeless Dear Hopeless: You might benefit from contacting an online support group for spouses dealing with this disorder. Online chat groups will allow you to “listen in” without participating until you are ready. Try MAAP Services, Inc. (, P.O. Box 524, Crown Point, IN 46307, the Autism Society ( or the online Asperger’s forum at autism.about. com. Dear Annie: Perhaps you will let me talk to “Unappreciated,” who works for a small family-owned company. Employee morale has decreased because of the perception that the owners are not sacrificing the way the employees are. I, too, have a small family-owned business. Our sales are down, and we currently have a freeze on salary and benefit improvements. Occasionally, I hear a comment about the fact that my husband and I live in a fine house, drive nice cars and take vacations. Here are the differences: Our morale is high. Our employees know sales figures and profit margins. They know that two of our employees actually make more than we do, and that the only people who have taken a pay cut are my husband and I. They’ve seen that the recession has not had a positive effect on our marriage or our health.

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They’ve seen us work many weekends. They know we are not too proud to clean the toilets or do any other job. “Unappreciated’s” employers may be making many sacrifices she is unaware of because the bosses have mistakenly chosen to keep things to themselves rather than consider their employees to be partners in their own success. I suggest she spend this time taking classes or learning new skills. It’s a good time to hunker down and find ways to create value for the company. When times improve, she will be better positioned to move to another company if she wishes. In the meantime, she should be grateful to have a job. Your suggestion that she express herself to her employer makes her look like a whiner. I had better not hear this type of thing from my staff. This has been hard on everyone. — Been There, Too Dear Been There: You had us on your side until the last few sentences. We’re glad you’ve found a way to make employees feel valued. But no hardworking employee with a legitimate concern should be considered a “whiner.” 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, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, IL 60611. 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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Moderates hold key on health bill WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Suitably opaque, Section 2006 takes up only a few dozen lines in a sweeping health care bill that runs to 2,074 pages and mentions neither Sen. Mary Landrieu nor her state of Louisiana. But the sectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purpose is indisputable: to deliver $100 million or more in federal funds to the state. And in the process clear the way for one of three moderate Democratic fence-sitters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas are the others â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to help propel the legislation past its initial hurdle in a crucial Saturday vote. Nelson, Landrieu and Lincoln emerged several days ago as the last public holdouts among 58 Democrats and two independents whose votes Majority Leader Harry Reid and the White House must have to overcome the Republicansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; attempt to strangle the bill before serious debate can begin. Each has moved carefully with an eye on homestate voters. And inside the Senate, each has taken advantage of the political leverage newly available. Alone among the three, Nelson issued a statement Friday ending any lingering public suspense about his intentions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Senate should start trying to fix a health care sys-

tem that costs too much and delivers too little for Nebraskans,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding his decision should not be seen as an indication of how he will vote on the legislation itself. Nelson had been publicly signaling his intentions for more than a week, and his words presumably came as no surprise to Reid or the White House. This sort of political minuet can be delicate, as shown when the Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-ranking Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, said earlier on Friday that Lincoln had already confided to Reid how she planned to vote. Republicans, eager to scuttle the bill â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and defeat Lincoln in 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; instantly accused the twoterm senator of telling Democratic party leaders before informing her own constituents in Arkansas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No other senator speaks for Senator Lincoln. She is still reviewing the bill,â&#x20AC;? declared the senatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokeswoman, Leah Vest DiPietro, adding her boss had not yet made up her mind. For his part, Durbin sought to quickly closed the loop with a statement saying he had been unclear and misinterpreted. As for Nelson, several officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he had insisted Reid omit from the bill

any change in the insurance industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s protection from federal antitrust law. The House version of the legislation would expose the industry to scrutiny by both the Justice Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s antitrust lawyers and the Federal Trade Commission. Reid, who spoke out strongly in favor of the change in antitrust treatment earlier in the fall, left it out of the bill he drafted over several weeks and unveiled on Wednesday. Lincoln has been the most close-mouthed about her intention. As a committee chairman, she is the most powerful of the group. As the only one of the three seeking re-election next year, she is also the most politically vulnerable. In public, she has asked that the bill be available for 72 hours before the vote occurs. In private, her demands have been more substantive, according to officials who did not describe them.

She is virtually certain to be criticized no matter what her vote. After the House cleared its version of the legislation this month, a conservative group began airing commercials criticizing Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., for voting in its favor. At the same time, MoveOn. org, a liberal organization, slammed another one of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawmakers, Rep. Mike Ross, for opposing it. A hint: At home, Lincoln has suggested her vote will be influenced by former President Bill Clinton, who was Arkansas governor for 12 years before winning the White House. Clinton recently met privately with Senate Democrats, telling them that passing an imperfect bill was better than nothing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever go to Washington with the idea that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to create a work of art,â&#x20AC;? Lincoln said afterward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to be a work in progress.â&#x20AC;?


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Gov. Sanford faces possible trial in state legislature

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South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford may be impreached. Lawmakers say they’ll formally consider the possible impeachment of Sanford for the first time Tuesday.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers plan to formally consider impeaching Gov. Mark Sanford for the first time next week, the chairman of the committee beginning that work said Friday. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Harrison told The Associated Press he is appointing an ad-hoc committee of four Republicans and three Democrats who will begin meeting Tuesday. He said he expects to have a resolution to impeach ready before Christmas for the full Judiciary Committee to consider. Sanford spokesman Ben Fox declined to comment. Sanford attorney Butch Bowers said his firm is representing Sanford in the impeachment hearing and “we look forward to coop-

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announced his plans two days after the State Ethics Commission said it would move forward with charges against the two-term governor. The commission spent three months investigating Sanford’s use of state planes for personal and political purposes, unreported trips on donors’ and friends’ planes, pricey commercial travel despite a state low-cost travel rule and personal reimbursements from his campaign account. The Ethics Commission could release details of those charges as soon as Monday. But Harrison said the ad hoc panel would begin work without that information. “We don’t need the ethics report for that,” he said. Harrison will chair the panel, which will include


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erating with the House throughout this process.” Sanford, a Republican, left the state for five days in June to rendezvous with his Argentine lover. Since he returned and tearfully confessed the affair, he has faced questions about his travel and whether he should be removed from office for misconduct. He has resisted calls to resign. The meeting is to take up the issue at the heart of an impeachment resolution that four Republicans filed this week. It says Sanford left no one in charge of the state, a dereliction of duty, while he “directed members of his staff in a manner that caused them to deceive and mislead the public officials” about where he was. His staff told reporters he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. Harrison, R-Columbia,

state Rep. Walt McLeod, a Prosperity Democrat who irked others in his party by moving to block an impeachment resolution last month. McLeod said he was only doing so because the resolution wasn’t appropriate in a special session to deal with unemployment benefits and economic development incentives. Harrison said a majority vote of the 25-member judiciary committee is needed to get the impeachment resolution to the House floor in January for debate. To pass there, it would require a two-thirds vote, which would result in Sanford’s suspension. The Senate, acting as jury, then would decide whether Sanford would be removed from office, which would also require a two-thirds vote.



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Winfrey: Much prayer, thought behind decision CHICAGO (AP) — Holding back tears, Oprah Winfrey told her studio audience Friday that she would end her show in 2011 after a quartercentury on the air, saying prayer and careful thought led her to her decision. Winfrey told the audience that she loved “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” that it had been her life and that she knew when it was time to say goodbye. “Twenty-five years feels right in my bones and feels right in my spirit,” she said. Winfrey talked about being nervous when the program began in 1986 and thanked audiences who had invited her into their homes and lives over the past two decades. “I certainly never could have imagined the yellow brick road of blessings that have led me to this moment,” she said. The powerhouse show became the foundation for her multibillion-dollar media empire, but in the last year, has seen its ratings slip 7 percent. Winfrey, 55, is widely expected to start up a new talk show on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a much-delayed 50-50 joint venture with Discovery Communications Inc. that is projected to debut in January 2011. OWN is to replace the Discovery Health Channel and will debut in some 80 million homes. Winfrey offered no specifics about her plans for the future, except to say that she intended to produce the best possible shows during her last 18 months on the air. “Over this holiday break, my team and I will be brainstorming new ways that we can entertain you and inform you and uplift you when we return here in January,” she said. “And then, season 25 — we are going to knock your socks off.” CBS Television


tense and emotional, with some reaching for tissues as Winfrey announced her decision. But amid the sadness, there also was understanding among the crowd, Donaldson said afterward. “When I looked around, there was a peace there, because I like to think everybody was happy for her decision to move on,” she said. Fans expressed hope that Winfrey would soon announce another project. “Oprah, she impacts everybody, her life, the way she gives,” said Shawana Fletcher, 29, of Chicago. “I hope she’s not totally done. That’s what we’re praying.” Winfrey’s 24th season AP Photo/Harpo Productions, Inc., George Burns opened this year with a In this photo taken Friday and provided by Harpo Productions Inc., talk- bang, as she drew more than show host Oprah Winfrey announces during a live broadcast of “The 20,000 fans to Chicago’s Oprah Winfrey Show” in Chicago that her daytime television show will Magnificent Mile for a end its run in 2011 after 25 seasons on the air. block party with the Black Eyed Peas. She followed Audience members with a series of blockbuster Distribution, which dis- watched by an estimated tributes the show to more 42 million viewers a week described the atmosphere interviews — Mike Tyson inside the studio Friday as and Evander Holyfield, than 200 U.S. markets, in the U.S. alone. held out hope it could continue doing business with Winfrey, perhaps producing a new show out of its studios in Los Angeles. “We know that anything she turns her hand to will be a great success,” the CBS Corp. unit said in a statement. “We look forward to working with her for the next several years, and hopefully afterwards as well.” Many fans heading into Harpo Studios on Friday morning seemed to support Winfrey’s decision. “It’s time to elevate to something new,” said Sandra Donaldson, 59, of Indianapolis. “Whatever she does is going to be a blessing. It’s going to be rewarding and eyeopening. Her name alone opens doors.” Once a local Chicago morning program, the production evolved into television’s top-rated talk show for more than two decades, airing in 145 countries worldwide and


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****YARD SALE**** Saturday Only 11/21/09 8am-? Treadmill, Sizzix Machine & dies, printer, Christmas tree, lights, ornaments, decorations, small kitchen appliances, purses, dishes, lots of books including cookbooks, piano music books, clothes steamer, craft supplies, record albums and lots of other items. Turn at Weigels onto South Boulevard Way. Follow signs to 1123 Hummingbird Lane

555 GARAGE & YARD SALES Friday & Saturday 7:30-3:00. Estate Sale. Antiques, books, furniture, kitchen items, jewelry, VCR’s. 2121 Chapman Hwy in front of Signs on Time.

Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-noon. Garage Sale. Furniture & misc items. 1553 Wood Haven Dr, Sevierville.

Huge Yard Sale Love Addition. Lots of Everything. 202 Sunnyside Ave.

Large antique apple press & small cast iron stove, Wilderness Systems ‘Ripper’ kayak, child’s 6 piece drum set & ‘boy stuff’ 8-? Fri. 1952 Riverview Circle behind McDonalds near Apple Barn. 6545454

SAT 11/21/09 8AM3PM. NO EARLY SALES. Christmas stuff, Tools, Ladders, Guitar Hero World Tout for XBox lots of misc. 1425 Old Newport Hwy.

The Mountain Press Â&#x2039; Saturday, November 21, 2009 555 GARAGE & YARD SALES Multi Family Yard Sale Saturday Only 7am-5pm. Rain or shine. At the former Creswellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market on Dolly Parton Pkwy. Sat only. Lots of goodies. 340 Smokey View Dr Kodak off Kyker. 933-6544 Sleeper sofa, log bed, matching stove, dishwasher & microwave, luxury pool table, decorative items, lamps, shelving, black refrigerator. 324 Lynn Dr, Sevierville. Saturday only

581 PETS Sheltie Pups 9 weeks Shots. $300 865654-6208.


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Pigeon Forge Duplex 3BR 2BA 1 level Double carport. $750 mth. No pets.1yr lease. 932-2613

2 & 3 BR Duplex for rent. 1 year lease. No Pets 428-6598


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3BR 2BA Gat. $850 mth. W/D hkup. Kit appl. 865-3862512 605 BUSINESS RENTALS

557 MISC. SALES Cannon Pool Table 8 ft Solid wood, slate surface Leather pockets. $1000 OBO 429-0127 or 654-7185 Buyer must move.

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Sale at public auction will be on December 15, 2009 at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Robert J. Sanders and Wife, Barbara D. Sanders to Transcontinental Title, Trustee, on June 8, 2006 at Book Volume 2555, Page 387conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. 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 Fourteenth (14th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 59 Big Chief s High Point Subdivision, as the same appears on a plat of record in the Sevier County, Tennessee, Register s Office in Map Book 16, Page 9, to which reference is here made for exact legal description.

Sale at public auction will be on December 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Clifford E. Carpenter And wife, Casaundra G. Carpenter to Wesley D. Turner, Trustee, on December 14, 2006 at Volume 2690, Page 117and conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: Deutsche Bank Nat l Trust, as trustee for WaMu Series 2007-HE1 Trust 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 Fourth (4th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 39 of Snappwood Estates, Block B, as the same is shown by plat of record in Map Book 27, Page 67 in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat specific reference is here made for a more particular description.


2BR 1BA Pigeon Forge $625 mth, $625 damage. 865-654-0222.

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3BR 3BA $800 mth. W/D hkup. Kit. appl. 865-3862512 3BR/1BA Garage. All Kit. Appl Sevierville behind High School $800 plus Damage Call 7123946

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE This will serve as a legal notice that a Public Hearing has been scheduled to receive any public comment on the matter of rezoning property at the 3800 Block of Douglas Dam Road. The proposed rezoning is A-1 to C-2. The Public Hearing will be Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:30 P.M. in the multipurpose room of the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevierville. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Sevier County Planning OfďŹ ce at 453-3882.

Street Address: 2098 Highpoint Lane Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s) of Property: Robert J. Sanders and wife, Barbara D. Sanders The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2098 Highpoint Lane, 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. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-022506

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Current Owner(s) of Property: Clifford E. Carpenter and wife, Casaundra G. Carpenter The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1155 Pullen Road, Sevierville, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-012791 November 14, 21 and 28, 2009

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Sale at public auction will be on December 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Glen Roberts and Minda Roberts, husband and wife to Heritage Title Services, Trustee, on May 24, 2006 at Book Volume 2570, Page 483conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2006-HE8 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 Civil District Number One (1) of Sevier County, Tennessee, adjoining the lands of Stinnett and Proffitt and public road, and more particularly described as follows:BEGINNING on a sycamore at the creek and runs South 29 degrees East 838 feet to a stake at the road; thence with road, North 75 degrees East 249 feet to a stake, corner to Proffitt; thence with same North 32 degrees 45 minutes West 706 feet to a stake at creek; thence with same, North 61 degrees West 200 feet to a stake; thence South 76-1/2 degrees West 114 feet to the beginning.SAID PREMISES ARE SUBJECT TO free access to the springs on the S. L. Rolen property, as set out in deed in division of property, is hereby conveyed to the party of the second part.


Street Address: 1155 Pullen Road Sevierville, TN 37862

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Street Address: 1408 Rocky Flats Road Sevierville, TN 37876

This will serve as a legal notice that a Public Hearing has been scheduled to receive any public comment on the matter of rezoning property at 363 Thorngrove Pike. The proposed reszoning is A-1 to R-2. The Public Hearing will be Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:30 P.M. in the multipurpose room of the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevierville. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Sevier County Palanning OfďŹ ce at 453-3882.

Current Owner(s) of Property: Glen D. Roberts The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1408 Rocky Flats Road, 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. SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY INTEREST THAT MAY EXIST IN UNRELEASED DEED OF TRUST OF RECORD AT BOOK D660, PAGE 631, IN THE REGISTER S OFFICE OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-022186 November 14, 21 and 28, 2009



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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Get Stuck in Tourist Traffic! 2 BR Duplex Apartment Unit(s) with garage for $600$635 in the Boyds Creek-Sevierville/ Seymour area. No pets/No smoking. $600 deposit required. Applicants must also sign waiver allowing background/credit check. 865-3320448 any nite from 5pm-9pm.

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

RENT REDUCED!! 2BR Duplex. Quiet country setting. Water included. Pets ok $550 mth. 865-806-9896

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Sale at public auction will be on December 15, 2009 at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Kenneth J. McMahan and wife, Gayle L. McMahan and Zola McMahan, unmarried to Transcontinental Title Company of Knox County, Trustee, on June 27, 2001 at Book 1260, Page 641conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 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, and more particularly described as follows:BEGINNING on a point located in the center line of Lower Powder Mill Road, said point being located 480.0 feet, more or less, along said center line in a southerly direction from the intersection of said center line with the southeastern right of way of Old Bird Creek Road, and being further located South 69 degrees 01 minute 19 seconds West 42.04 feet from an iron pin set at a 10 inch hickory in a fence line and in the southern line of property now or formerly owned by Henderson (Deed Book 313, Page 144); thence from said point of beginning, and with the line of property now or formerly owned by Henderson, North 69 degrees 01 minute 17 seconds East 42.04 feet to an iron pin at a 10 inch hickory; thence North 64 degrees 41 minutes 32 seconds East with a fence line 100.30 feet to an iron pin at a 6 inch maple; thence continuing with said fence line and Henderson, North 67 degrees 21 minutes 00 seconds East 114.98 feet to an iron pin at a 22 inch oak, marking a common corner of Henderson and property now or formerly owned by Leisure (Deed Book 144, Page 249); thence with the line of Leisure and a fence line, South 49 degrees 20 minutes 17 seconds East 120.21 feet to an iron pin at a 6 inch maple; thence South 43 degrees 55 minutes 59 seconds East 133.22 feet to an iron pin at a 7 inch oak; thence South 37 degrees 13 minutes 38 seconds East 112.73 feet to an iron pin at a 9 inch hickory; thence South 32 degrees 29 minutes 28 seconds East 67.98 feet to an iron pin at a 5 inch sweet gum; thence South 33 degrees 49 minutes 22 seconds East 68.25 feet to an iron pin at a 12 inch white oak; thence South 33 degrees 12 minutes 51 seconds East 129.84 feet to an iron pin at a 12 inch oak; thence South 32 degrees 24 minutes 50 seconds East 165.66 feet to an iron pin at a 13 inch oak; thence leaving the line of Leisure and with a new division line of Zola McMahan, South 69 degrees 09 minutes 40 seconds West 348.22 feet to an iron pin at a 5 inch hickory; thence North 89 degrees 39 minutes 56 seconds West 25.08 feet to a point in the center line of Lower Powder Mill Road; thence with the center line of Lower Powder Mill Road the following courses and distances: North 18 degrees 34 minutes 49 seconds West 118.20 feet to a point; North 22 degrees 37 minutes 39 seconds West 82.98 feet to a point; North 33 degrees 05 minutes 19 seconds West 74.94 feet to a point; North 35 degrees 26 minutes 42 seconds West 91.21 feet to a point; North 34 degrees 32 minutes 43 seconds West 101.56 feet to a point; North 31 degrees 50 minutes 34 seconds West 117.13 feet to a point; North 32 degrees 35 minutes 25 seconds West 165.20 feet to a point, being the point of beginning. Street Address: 3859 Lower Powder Mill Road Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s) of Property: Heirs of Zola McMahan, a 33% interest as co-tenant, and Kenneth J. McMahan, a 67% interest as co-tenant Other interested parties: Gabriel McMahan and Ronald McMahan The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3859 Lower Powder Mill Road, 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. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-021767 November 21, 28 and December 5, 2009

BOSTON HILL APARTMENTS Located in Gatlinburg Now Accepting Applications. Call (865) 436-3565 For Appointment. CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5BA $545 2BR/2BA Large Garden apartment $570.00 to $580.00 865-429-4470 Furn 1 BR apt for rent. Near downtown Gat. Util incl. $650 865-803-1746. Gatlinburg 2BR 2BA w/washer & dryer hook up $700/mo 865-654-8368 Kodak 2BR $575 mth + security deposit Call Barbara 865368-5338 Live On Lake! 1BR Apt. Elect./H2O incl. $150 wk + dep. 865-640-8097 McCarterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Efficiency Apts 221 Newman Rd, Gatlinburg. Call 865-850-2542. Mountain View Townhome apartment for rent 2BR 1.5BA. Newly remodeled with hardwood flooring & new carpet. Located in Gatlinburg. 1st mth rent & security deposit required. For more information call 865-868-0449 Mon-Fri 8:30am5:30pm or 865356-3015 after hours & weekends New 1BR furn apt. All utilities incl $135 wk. Wears Valley. 865-228-8414 RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545.00 to $695.00 865-429-2962 Sevierville Duplex 2BR 2BA Whirlpool. 1 level. $700 mo. No pets. References. Tony-414-6611 Seymour Hinkle Sub 3BR 2BA $975 mth. + dep. 6801032 697 CONDO RENTALS 2BR 2BA P.F. Fully furnished condo 7th floor. Spectacular view. 30 ft private balcony. $1200 mth. 1st & last mth 425-9226988 Gatlinburg Beautiful 2BR 2BA Furnished Condo with Fireplace, Overlooks stocked trout stream and has heated pool. Walk to downtown Gatlinburg, includes water, cable, Flat screen TV. Immediate occupancy, Minimum 1 Year lease $875 mth. 865-771-9600

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Kodak 3BR, 1.5BA Brick with Carport, C H/A $700 a month. 680-8313 Large A-Frame Fantastic view. 2BR 1BA with mother in-law apt. 1BR 1BA rent as 1 or separate. 865-4307430 Newer Home 3BR 2BA All appliances. Great location in Sevierville. $900 mth. 202-9340 Nice 2BD 2BA Furn. in PF. SM Pet ok. Lease, dep, $900 mth 366-7339 Renters Wanted New Home $440 mth 423-608-8146 Sevierville & Kodak $500 + dep. No pets. Refs. 9336544. Sevierville 3BR/2BA House $800 per month + $800 Deposit. No Pets. 428-2372 Very nice 3 bed/2 bath home w/entry gate on paved drive, 2 car garage, sunroom, and yard care included. Ref. req. Minutes from PF on Waldens Creek. $1200 monthly, deposit req. Call 389-9326

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1950 sq. ft. Brick, 3bd/2ba 2 covered porches gas ďŹ replace, great room, hickory cabinets, below bank payoff $195,000 ďŹ rm 932-2229

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

1984 Beautiful Red Corvette Many extras. 423-29-8310 or 423-465-7142

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1996 HONDA PASSPORT. V-6 AT, 4wd, good tires. Red with gray int. $3500. Call 865607-6542.

Mobile Homes in Park Own Your Home! $150.00 + lot rent Sevierville 865-654-3118

1997 HONDA Accord, 4 cyl., 5 sp. AC, 4 dr., looks & runs good. $3000. Call 865-607-6542. We buy junk cars. Cash at pick up. 865-385-2280

*NEW* 3 BEDROOM $17,900 Delivery Included 865-428-1978

945 TRUCK SALES 1946 Red Hot Rod Dodge Pickup. Must see to appreciate in Cosby 423299-8310 or 423465-7142

FORECLOSURE SALE 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in Kodak area. Financing Available. Call 865-604-3565 for appointment.

1997 Ford XLT 6 cyl 4 WD 49,700 miles, cub cab, bed liner. 776-3107

2003 GMC Sonoma EXT Cab Tow Package Low Mileage $6,900. 6045050

FORECLOSURE-3BR, 3BA two story on corner lot. $199,900 OWNER TRANSFERRED-Great starter home w/ 3BR, 2BA & private backyard. $119,900 Teresa Luttrell RE/MAX Preferred Properties 2184366 718 LAND FOR SALE 3.6 acres in Piedmont 634 ft road frontage. Call 6409063.




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Private motel room. Great for 1 person! 1 Bed, full size refrig., microwave, cable TV, $120 weekly, $50 deposit, 436-7745 Gatlinburg.

2BR appliances furnished $600 a month $500 security 654-7127 or 748-7946



Furnished Chalet bedroom for rent. $87.50 week. Close to Pigeon Forge. Fully loaded. 428-6638

2BR 2BA triplex PF. 2BR apt Sev. No pets. Clean & convenient. 453-5079.

Available Now. Studio apartment walking distance to downtown. for rent in Gatlinburg TN, first mth rent of $525, last mth rent $525 and security deposit of $150 865436-5691

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Apt for rent. Call after 5:30 774-6448.

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Wears Valley, 4.75 Acres on Hwy 321 865-453-3340 721 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Log Cabins on Hwy 321 S. for lease Business and or business living quarters. Call Cheryl 865-3688640. 722 BUSINESS BUILDINGS 4 office rentals + large garage. S. Blvd Way $249,000. 933-6544

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Brian Shults shot this winning photo fromn Abrams Creek.

Donald Miller of Oak Ridge made this prize-winning photo from Newfound Gap.


Top Smokies photos take wins in contest Brian Shults and Donald R. Miller have won East Tennessee Public Televisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;View from the Topâ&#x20AC;? Great Smoky Mountains photography contest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had so many amazing entries that truly captured the beauty of our mountains,â&#x20AC;? said Teresa James, president and general manager of ETPtv. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This contest is a perfect complement to our newest documentary â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;East Tennessee Stories: The Land, Its People and The

Great Smoky Mountains National Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as well as Ken Burnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The National Parks: Americas Best Idea,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; which both feature breathtaking views of the Smokies.â&#x20AC;? Both programs will reair in January. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Photo of the Great Smoky Mountainsâ&#x20AC;? entry winner is Brian Shults from Greenback. Inspired by the colors of spring,

Shults took his winning photograph at one his favorite places: Abrams Creek. Donald R. Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photograph won â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Representation of the spirit of Jim Thompson.â&#x20AC;? An Oak Ridge native, Miller has lived in East Tennessee for nearly 70 years and snapped his picture from a favorite hiking trail in Newfound Gap.

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 AC, Auto, V6, 2-Door

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Power Buttons, Alloy Wheels.

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2009 Dodge Ram CrewCab Pwr everything, HEMI, auto, bedliner

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