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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 25, No. 326 ■ November 22, 2009 ■ ■ $1.25


True Thanksgivings


By GAIL CRUTCHFIELD Community Editor

5Making its final push

SEVIERVILLE — The holidays are a time for family and sometimes it takes no more than that to make someone realize just how much they have to be thankful for. Shari Chambers, office manager at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, knows that’s true. This year she didn’t win the lottery, survive a life-threatening experience or find a copy of the Constitution hidden behind a yard sale painting of a clown. She will, however, have both her sons and her husband home for Thanksgiving and, for her, that’s what truly matters. “I’m so thankful for my family. The past few years we haven’t usually been able to all be together at the holidays, so this means a lot,” Chambers says. “It’s going to be a wonderful year.” Not only are both of Chambers’ sons home for the holidays, they’re both safe and sound, living in East Tennessee for the first time in a while. Youngest son Logan has given Chambers and her husband Ted their

Sevier County Relay For Life has been given the chance to have a fantastic Christmas season by the folks at Tanger Five Oaks. Starting Monday, the charity will set up shop in the old Samsonite store location and wrap gifts for shoppers. Wrapping for a Cure will continue through Dec. 31, with operating hours of 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. “This is going to be a tremendous opportunity, but we’re going to need a lot of people to help,” said team recruitment co-chair Wayne Knight. Along with volunteers to man the store and wrap gifts, donations of supplies are also needed. “We need donations of gift wrap, tape, extra scissors, you name it.” he said. “I potentially see this as a huge thing,” said Knight’s fellow co-chair Teri Newman. “I can’t tell you how awesome this is.” The space can also be used to sell the Fight Like A Girl T-shirts and hoodies and for teams to use for their own fundraising efforts. Relay For Life also accepted a $7,500 donation from the Mountain Valley Winery. Don Collier presented the check representing money raised during their Stomp Out Cancer fundraiser, allowing visitors to stomp grapes to be used for the “Pink” wine to be produced next year and selling bottles of the wine produced from last year’s harvest. Collier predicted they would give $15,000 next year. Also announced at the meeting: n $1,000 scholarships are available for high school seniors who were diagnosed with cancer as a child. Information is available at n Four Sevier County teams were recognized as top fundraisers in the state: Smoky Mountain Cancer Support Group, BankEast, Friends of Relay and Tennessee State Bank. n Anthony Berry from The Inn at Christmas Place will serve as co-chair. n Sevierville Middle School will host a Mini Relay For Life on May 1, 2010. It will follow the same format of the big Relay For Life event set for May 21-22. Upcoming fundraisers include: n Bake sale at Kroger’s on Wears Valley, starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. n Santa’s Workshop at Sevierville Community Center, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15; admission $10 first child, then $5 for each after. n Lee’s Pharmacy on the Parkway is giving away a UT men’s basketball package that includes tickets to the Georgia and Vanderbilt games, plus two parking passes, and two $50 gift certificates to Ruby Tuesday. They are also selling children’s and adult Christmas stockings. n Putting on the Ritz for Relay, a semi-formal dinner, will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Sevierville Civic Center. Tickets are $50 each and includes a photograph from Knight Photography. Table sponsorships are available.

See chambers, Page A3


Operation Christmas Child accepting gifts today, Monday LOCAL, Page A5

5Vols vs. Vanderbilt

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Kiffin, Tennessee take on state, SEC rival from Nashville Sports, Page A8

Mountain Life

How to cook a turkey Cattletsburg first-graders share their suggestions for fixing the feast Page B1

Weather Today Mostly cloudy High: 56°

Tonight Mostly cloudy

Richard Sorenson, an employee with the Seiverivlle Water Department, is happy to be back at work two years after doctors told him he had terminal cancer.

Cancer-survivor Sorenson ‘one in a million’ By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — Richard Sorenson is thankful for every day. A few years ago, his doctor was telling him to get his affairs in order. He’d gone to see the doctor after having problems with his balance. At first, it appeared he might have suffered a mild stroke. The doctor sent him for an MRI. He thought he was done after that; when the nurses came back he knew they’d found something more. “They wouldn’t let me leave,” he said. “I thought, ‘Well this isn’t good.’” Eventually he got the bad news from his physician. An MRI and ultrasound tests had con fired he

had cancer. It started in his lungs, and spread to his brain. The prognosis was for a year, tops. “He, in a tactful way, said I might want to get my affairs in order,” Sorenson related. That was in the fall of 2007. Today, the tumors in his brain are gone and the lung cancer is in remission. It was a gruelling ordeal, but Sorenson said he owed it to his positive outlook, his faith and the support of his friends and coworkers at the Sevierville Water Department. After hearing the prognosis, he said, “I told (the doctors) that, well, you know I appreciate anything you can do for me, but you’re not the final decider. The Lord has something to say about it and so

do I.” His manager, Steve Flynn, was one of the first people to hear about the prognosis. “He and I teared up a bit,” Sorenson said. The first weekend was the hardest time, he explained, as he had time to himself to think about what he’d been told. But that was when he also resolved to stay positive and to keep fighting. And to quit smoking, a habit he’d had for years that ended when the doctor gave him the diagnosis. So, he started round after round of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. He lost his stamina and his hair as a result of the treatment. He couldn’t work, although he continued to have the support of his coworkers. See sorenson, Page A3

Seymour family blessed by Sept. 11 recovery

Low: 45° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Barbara Kelley, 70 Ronald Lynch, 55 Ralph McCarter, 72 Leah Avril, 18


Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Nation . . . . . . . . . A5,A12 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A12 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . A8-A11 Classifieds . . . . . . . B9-10

Wrapping for a Cure begins on Monday

By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer SEYMOUR — Sept. 11 is a date that will forever be etched into people’s minds, but for one Seymour family, this year it took on another catastrophic meaning. And this Thanksgiving, Bob and Brenda Hammond and their children — Anna, 29; Will, 26; and Clay, 20 — are all especially thankful they will be able to celebrate the holiday together. On Sept. 11 of this year, Clay and a friend were driving to Orlando from Key West, where they were both stationed in the U.S. Coast Guard. Clay was planning to stay at his friend’s home in Orlando before he traveled to Knoxville the next day for the University of Tennessee football game. At around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, the Hammonds Submitted received a phone call telling them their son had Clay Hammond, left, of Seymour recently been in a wreck and was in critical condition at visited his mother, Brenda, at her Knoxville Orlando Regional Medical Center. office with his dad, Bob. Clay is currently undergoing rehab in Atlanta for a car acciSee recovery, Page A3 dent he had in September.

Family’s the reason for Chambers to be thankful By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

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

Derek Hodges/The Mountain Press

Shari Chambers holds pictures of her reasons to be thankful, from left, sons Logan and Travis, husband Ted and her pride and joy, 18-month-old grandson Bryson.

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The Mountain Press ◆ Sunday, November 22, 2009

commmunity 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.

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.

Sims Chapel Singing

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

Gospel Sing

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

Pool Closing

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

tuesday, nov. 24 Kodak Library Friends of Kodak Library membership appreciation meeting at 6:30 p.m. at library. Wears Valley Chamber Wears Valley Area Chamber of Commerce meets at 7 p.m. at Wears Valley Ranch. 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

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. 654-6868 or 680-4701.

Celebrate Recovery

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

Pool Closing

thursday, nov. 26

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

Community Centers

n 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.


National Association Retired Federal Employees meets at 6 p.m., Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge. 453-4174.

Angel Food

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

friday, nov. 27

thursday, dec. 3

Mission Auction

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


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

saturday, nov. 28 Cove Clothes Closet

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

Turkey Shoot

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

monday, nov. 30

Women’s Bible Study

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.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508.

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.

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.

friday, dec. 4 Angel Food

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.

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


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


Hot Meals

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

saturday, dec. 5

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Damon’s. 428-5834 or 6549280.

Turkey Shoot

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

Christmas Parade

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., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508.

Santa’s Workshop

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

Church, Sevierville. Competitions, critiques and program. LeContePhotographic. com.

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

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508

wednesday, dec. 9

Prayer In Action


Prayer In Action, Concerned Women of America, meets at 6 p.m., Pigeon Forge UMC. 436-0313.

Seymour United Methodist Church annual Gifts for the Christ Child dinner, silent auction. 573-9711.

Tuesday, dec. 8

thursday, dec. 10


Women’s Bible Study

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

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


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

Pool Closing

Sevierville Community


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Gold Wing Riders

Jerry L. Whaley 105 Sugarfoot Way Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 865-428-5855

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

Photographic Society LeConte Photographic Society meets 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian

Cancer Support Group Smoky Mountain Cancer Support Group annual Christmas luncheon,

Sevier County Residents (Driver’s License ID Required)

Bearskin Parking Garage 955 Parkway, Gatlinburg (across from Convention Center)


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The Mountain Press ◆ Sunday, November 22, 2009

More expected to travel for holiday WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans traveling away from home for Thanksgiving will be up only slightly this year from 2008, according to a report from the AAA auto club. The group, which surveyed 1,350 households, said there will be about 33.2 million people traveling by car this year — a 2.1 percent increase from last year. But there will be a 6.7 percent decrease in the number of air travelers, totaling 2.3 million this year, continuing a decade-long decline of Thanksgiving air travel. In the report released Wednesday, AAA officials said the expected increase reflects improved consumer confidence from a year ago, when Thanksgiving travel dropped 25 percent following the country’s housing and economic problems. Americans may feel more financially secure and be more willing to

recovery 3From Page A1

“My first thought was, ‘Oh my goodness — how do we get to Orlando?’” recalled Brenda. “You can’t get there fast (from here).” Bob and Brenda learned that Clay and friend Brandon, who had been driving, were involved in a four-car pileup. It had been raining very hard, and as Brandon went into the left lane to pass a car, they hydroplaned into oncoming traffic. The driver of the car that was hit died at the scene, and the other three passengers were hospitalized. Brandon’s spleen was severely injured but did not have to be removed, and there was an injury to his lung. Clay had a broken femur and a severe brain injury. “We were devastated, in a fog,” said Bob, a principal at Fort Sanders Educational Development Center in Knoxville. “We were told that his neurons were either crushed, bruised or sheared. We didn’t know what the outcome would be. For the first few weeks, I was looking for success stories.” Clay was in a coma for

sorenson 3From Page A1

“There’s a lot of good people here,” he said. “They really backed me up.” But he never lost his will to keep fighting. It helped, he said, that he didn’t suffer as many side effects as many cancer patients. After six months of near daily treatment, his doctor came back with news he called “one in a million.” The brain tumors were gone, and his lung cancer was in remission. \But he believes he owes his remarkable recovery to prayer, a postiive attitude and support as much as the doctors who treated him. And that’s what he wants other people with cancer to

travel, the report says. “The economy is still very clearly weighing heavily on the minds of Thanksgiving travelers this year, and that’s evidenced by the very small increase that we expect to see in total travel,” said Geoff Sundstrom, a spokesman for AAA’s national office in Heathrow, Fla. However, the slight increase suggests the economy has slightly stabilized, he said. Blanca Enriquez, 59, of El Paso, Texas, said she’s driving more than 800 miles to South Padre Island with her family for Thanksgiving. “We couldn’t fly because I’ve got too many grandkids, so it’s better to take a road trip,” Enriquez said. “We’ve been saving since the summer, otherwise it would not be possible.” The Air Transport Association has predicted that holiday passenger traffic will drop 4 percent from last year,

despite airlines’ heavy discounting in the past several months. With fewer flights, planes are likely to be full over Thanksgiving, the trade group said. Travelers began checking in for holiday flights Saturday at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. College student Lucy Crowley, 22, said she booked her flight to leave several days before the holiday. “I made travel plans around avoiding that rush,” she said. Crowley said two of her roommates from California will join her family in Boston, because tickets are cheaper there than going home. Tammy Jones, a spokeswoman with the Federal Aviation Administration, said the agency will work with the Defense Department to allow commercial air traffic to use air space normally reserved for the military — as it’s done the past few years — in the Southwest, East Coast and West Coast.

three weeks. During this time, he would show that he was still able to move all of his limbs. He would get agitated and open his eyes (although they were rolled back in his head). “We kept putting our faith in all of these little positive things,” Brenda said. “When he finally woke up, he said, ‘Mom, what do I owe you?’ I said, ‘You don’t owe me anything!’” Clay, who has lost 40 pounds since the accident, still has some short-term memory loss and doesn’t remember even being in Orlando. “I don’t remember anything about Sept. 11, and I don’t remember anything from Orlando,” he said. “Being at The Shepherd Center in Atlanta (where he is now) is what I remember.” During the first few weeks of Clay’s recovery, Bob and Brenda stayed at the Hubbard House, a home on Orlando Regional’s campus that offers families a safe haven when facing the extra burden of finding convenient and affordable temporary lodging in times of crisis. “We could walk back and forth to the hospital,” Brenda said. “It was nice that we

didn’t have to worry about little things.” “Friends of friends” would show up at “just the right time” to minister to them, Bob added. “The Lord just kept bringing different people to us,” Brenda said. “There was a male nurse who said he had also suffered a traumatic brain injury but pulled through fine. We only saw him once ... I wonder if he may have been an angel.” Brenda kept an online journal (at www.caringbridge. org/visit/clayhammond1) about Clay’s progress that she found very therapeutic. She also kept a special journal for Clay, filled with entries about friends who came to see him and his progress. On Oct. 20, Clay moved to The Shepherd Center in Atlanta. The not-for-profit hospital specializes in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury and brain injury. “I’ve been having speech therapy and physical therapy,” he said Thursday evening in a phone call. “I’ve been working on my movements ... when you’re in a hospital bed for as long as I was, your movements kind of

know. “Never give up fighting,” he said. “Don’t let the disease take you. “Stay positive, be postive

and don’t let it get you, and of course it doesn’t hurt to say a few prayers.” n




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just leave you. I was jogging in a little circle yesterday and jumping. My jump is not as high as it used to be. I’m also walking on a treadmill for 20 minutes every day.” Bob and Brenda are proud of their son’s “remarkable and quick recovery.” “It goes without saying that we’re thankful to have him still here with us,” Bob said. “We’ve been able to see Clay born three times: When he first came into this world, when he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior, and now, coming back from this. We didn’t lose him but we were faced with the reality that we could have.” Clay, who is hoping to return to the Coast Guard when he has fully recovered, is thankful for all the prayers he has received. “I don’t know why I was in this terrible accident, but I believe everything happens for a reason,” he said. “You keep your head up and you keep moving. Jesus and God have other plans for me.” n

chambers 3From Page A1

first grandson, while big brother Travis survived a year living in Baltimore, something Chambers at times wondered if he would do. “He had a hard time up there,” Chambers says, bluffing a bit on the full extent of the story. See, not long after he moved to the Maryland city to manage several restaurants there, Travis was mugged. “Five guys came up and demanded his keys, and he threw the keys in the woods,” Chambers explains. “I guess that made the guys mad because they knocked him down and started beating him. He was in a 4-wheeler accident when he was 18 and he literally broke every bone in his body. He told me when they were beating him he was trying to hide his face in the wheel well so they wouldn’t hit it.” Thankfully, a resident in the apartment complex Travis was visiting heard the commotion and called the police. He was saved but none of the men have been captured. That wasn’t the end of the ordeal, though. A few months later Travis was back in Sevier County visiting his family when he got a call from his landlord. “She told him he needed to come back up there because his apartment had been robbed. And this was in a gated community,” Chambers says. “They took his televisions and a blu-ray player and some other stuff.” By that time, Chambers was past he point of tolerating the crime wave that targeted her son. “I told him, ‘Son, get out of there,’” Chambers says. “I felt helpless. It’s the saddest feeling in the world because I thought I should be there taking care of him, but I couldn’t be.” It seems there may have been a higher power working to keep Travis safe, too. Just a short time after the robbery, he was given the chance to apply for a job managing new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants to

be built in Chattanooga or in Turkey Creek in Knoxville. He was eventually given the post in Knoxville and started making his preparations to move back to East Tennessee. “The grace of God brought him back here,” Chambers says. Unfortunately, Travis still hadn’t seen the end of his run-ins with the baddies of Baltimore. On the night before he was to move out of the city, he went out for a farewell party with some friends. That gave a thief the chance to get one last parting shot in. “He came out and found his car was gone. Someone stole it,” Chambers says. Now, though, Travis is home and that’s reason for Chambers to be thankful. So, too, is having son Logan and his little boy, 18-month-old Bryson, just down the road. “Being a mom is my best job, but being a grandma is better,” Chambers jokes. “You get to spoil them and send them home. No, I really do feel like I can fix the little things I would have done differently if I had known about them when I was raising my boys. We love Bryson. When he comes over, his feet never hit the ground. As soon as he’s up on our porch, we’re picking him up.” Beyond just her family, Chambers says she’s also thankful for Mountain Hope, the low-cost medical clinic where she’s worked for the last two years. The center just celebrated 10 years of helping provide health care for Sevier County residents who don’t have health insurance. “I’m thankful to be part of such a wonderful clinic because we help our community,” Chambers says. “There’s not one person here, staff or volunteer, who doesn’t want to love and help people. It’s so great to be part of that and I’m thankful for it. I’m thankful for the people I’ve met and the people I work with. They’re the most wonderful people. We have a great group here. It’s like a family.” n

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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 “Ed� 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

Ronald William Lynch Ronald William Lynch, age 55 of Sevierville, formerly of Germantown, TN, passed away Thursday, November 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-in-law and brothers-in-law: Melody and Kent Dunlap, Jackie and Brenda Nabors; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the 11th Floor East at UT Hospital. Memorial donations may be made to East TN Children’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. n

Freeman “Ralph� McCarter Freeman “Ralph� 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 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Ogle officiating. Interment 1 p.m. 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 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n

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 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville with Rev. Leroy Parton and Rev. Scott Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Caton’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

4 charged in shooting death of UofM student

MEMPHIS (AP) — Memphis police say four people have been charged in the shooting death of a University of Memphis student. The Commercial Appeal reported Saturday that they are charged with first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated robbery in the death of 19-year-old Tederrial “T.K.� Hancock earlier this month. The suspects are 18-year-old Charles McClain, Laterpa Mosley and Lavino Horne, both 17, and 16-year-old Quintel Stubbs Jr. Police found Hancock around 9 p.m. on Nov. 11 in a white Honda in the parking lot of a library. Hancock, a sophomore, had an 11-month-old son.

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Karen Hall, coordinator of Operation Christmas Child for Sevier County, examines a box of gifts dropped off at River Plantation RV Park for the charity. The gifts will be shipped to children in poverty stricken nations around the world.

Operation Christmas Child makes final push for presents By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

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SEVIERVILLE — It doesn’t take many gifts to fill a shoe box, but for children in some povertystricken parts of the world that could be as many presents as they’ve ever seen. That’s the idea behind Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that collects boxes full of gifts and sends them to poor nations where children otherwise might not get any Christmas gifts at all. The local dropoff area for the charity is the conference center of River Plantation RV Park at 1004 Parkway. Karen Hall, the coordinator for the Sevier County operation, will be there from 1 until 5 p.m. today and 8 until 10 a.m. Monday. “A lot of children where these will go have never

The local dropoff area for the charity is the conference center of River Plantation RV Park at 1004 Parkway. Dropoff will be there from 1 until 5 p.m. today and 8 until 10 a.m. Monday.

gotten a present in their life,� Hall said. They’ve been collecting boxes this week, and they’ve gotten 1,900 boxes so far, she said. They anticipated a heavy turnout today after church services concluded, she noted. The deadline is Monday because that’s the final day before they can ship them to Knoxville, where the boxes from East Tennessee will be packaged and shipped out. They asked for participants to fill a shoe box with presents for a boy or girl aged 2 to 4, 5 to 9, or 10 to 14. The gifts can be toys, school

supplies or other items. “Anything you think a child would like,� Hall explained. Volunteers go through each box to ensure that the gifts match the ages on the label and are otherwise appropriate, and add materials from the Samaritan’s Purse ministry, she said. Sevier County residents have been strong supporters since the ministry started having locations here several years ago. “We want to thank the people of Sevier County for their generosity,� Hall said. n jfarrell@themountainpress

Guns-in-bars law struck down NASHVILLE (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 establish-








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ments 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.

PIGEON FORGE — A bit of New York fashion may be headed to Pigeon Forge soon thanks to a plan to bring a new clothing chain to the city. Planning officials will consider a revised site plan for a New York New York Clothing store at 3370 Parkway during their meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. The trendy clothing store is set to be added in the block of the Parkway just north of the turn for the Old Mill. Alan Dillow, who has completed the architectural design and planning for the project, will present the item to the group. According to the Web site for New York & Co., the actual name of the national chain, the retailer offers “fashionable, attractively priced women’s apparel, accessories and beauty (items).� Also on the slate for Tuesday’s meeting is: Special Events n Maples Motor Inn Santa sled and pictures Nov. 27-Dec. 24 at 2959 Parkway from Mike Huskey n HolyCrossChurchVirgen Guadalupe Celebration and Parade, Dec. 11 at 144 Wears Valley Road from Cliff Perez n 5th Annual Sevier County Right to Life parade and rally from the Community Center to Country Tonite Theater Jan. 10 from Terry Aparicio n Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries 5K Road Race on Veterans Boulevard May 1 from Dick Wellons n Music Road Convention Center 10th Annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge at 303 Henderson Chapel Road June 4-6 from Joseph Blackburn Planned Unit Development n Revised preliminary plan of Lots 1-5 of Brookstone Village Phase 1 on Brookstone Way near Ogle Drive Site Plan n Gum Stand Baptist Church revised site plan on Veterans Boulevard Miscellaneous n Confirm date and time for the December meeting. n

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ARRESTS Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. u Vincent Henry Abbott, 21, of Friendsville, Tenn., was charged Nov. 20 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Jeremiah W. Bailey, 27, of Luttrell, Tenn., was charged Nov. 20 with fraud. He was released. u Joshua Bailey, 26, of Luttrell, Tenn., was charged Nov. 20 with contempt of court. He was released. u Helbert Navarez Beltran, 33, of Day Spring Road in Pigeon Forge, was charged Nov. 21 with driving while revoked. He was being held in lieu of $1,500 bond. u Keith Allen Benefield, 40, of 2225 Big River Overlook in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 21 with DUI and driving on a suspended license. He was released. u Charles Franklin Britton, 35, of 124 Roaring Fork Road in Gatlinburg, was charged Nov. 20 with driving on a suspended license. He was released on $1,000 bond. u Jose Castillo Corado, 32, of 1105 Blue Bonnet Drive #34 in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 20 with theft of property. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Kyle Blair Curtis, 24, of 1110 Rule Hollow Road in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 20 with a third count of DUI, a third count of violation of probation and driving while revoked. He was being held in lieu of $15,000 bond. u Wayne Harley Davidson, 59, of Kingston, was charged Nov. 20 with possession of a schedule II substance. He was being held in lieu of $25,000 bond. u Ashley Brook DeSanto, 22, of 4171 Boogertwon Road in Gatlinburg, was charged Nov. 21 with a circuit court warrant and misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held. u Steven Anthony Donaldson, 42, of Knoxville, was charged Nov. 20 with simple possession of marijuana and possession of a schedule IV substance. HE was released on $1,500 bond. u Oscar Adonay Escoto, 25, of Country Colonial in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 20 with theft of property. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Angela M. Harvey, 47, of 530 Bruce Road in Gatlinburg, was charged Nov. 20 with a circuit court warrant. She was released on $15,000 bond. u Sandra R. Hollifield,

42, of Morristown, was charged Nov. 20 with driving while revoked. She was being held. u Ashley Elizabeth Ledoux, 25, of 427 N. Rogers Road in Seymour, was charged Nov. 20 with public intoxication. She was being held. u Patricia Yvonne Leonard, 42, of Dandridge, was charged Nov. 20 with theft of property. She was released on $5,000 bond. u Abel Ramirez Martinez, 30, of Maryville, was charged Nov. 20 with public intoxication. He was released on $250 bond. u Johnny Wade McCarter, 38, of 1022 Charger Way in Pigeon Forge, was charged Nov. 20 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Joshua Lee McNabb, 25, of Oak Ridge, was charged Nov. 21 with domestic violence assault and simple possession. He was being held. u Alan Dwaine Moore, 27, of 2366 Webb Road in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 20 with misdemeanor filing a false report to an officer. He was being held in lieu of $3,500 bond. u Jacob Andrew Reller, 25, of Powell, Tenn., was charged Nov. 20 with DUI and violation of implied consent law. He was being held in lieu of $7,500 bond. u Deanna Lynn Roberts, 44, of 1401 Avenue C in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 20 with public intoxication. She was released on $250 bond. u Michael Brian Spurling, 27, of 804 Wears Valley Road #14 in Pigeon Forge, was charged Nov. 20 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Latoya Nathalie Stanley, 22, of 236 Forest Hill Drive in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 21 with violation of probation. She was released. u Marcos Celstino Villalva, 22, of 3105 Clintwood Way #43 in Pigeon Forge, was charged Nov. 20 with rape of a child less than 13 years old. He was being held. u Kenneth Austin Whaley, 27, of 426 Indian Gap Road in Sevierville, was charged Nov. 20 with possession of a schedule IV substance and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was released on $2,500 bond.

Mental health cases tax officials By LISA RATHKE Associated Press Writer BURLINGTON, Vt. — Police found him sitting on the floor of his old apartment near a bucket of urine, still dressed in his hospital gown. The apartment had been condemned for the squalor — food on the floor, flies — and his smoking in bed. But the mentally ill man, just released from the hospital, had managed to get back in. For the second time in four days, he was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Three firefighters, a battalion chief, the police chief, two police officers, a code enforcement person and a housing official responded, and finally, an ambulance crew — at a cost of thousands of dollars, Police Chief Michael Schirling said. Police and emergency responders around the nation have long struggled to deal with people who have mental illness, and some say

the situation is only getting worse. A poor economy and cuts to institutional programs threaten to overwhelm personnel trained to deal with crime and vehicle accidents, not mental crises. “The problem seems to be accelerating in scope and severity of late,� the police chief said. “More folks in need of mental health services, more significant issues occurring on the street as a result, and fewer available services for folks in acute crisis or those who are service-resistant.� On the same day they removed the mental patient from the condemned apartment, police searched the other end of Burlington for a homeless man who’d been yelling at kids in a residential neighborhood. Parents wouldn’t let their children out alone. Some called 911. The man has paranoid schizophrenia and other mental illnesses but has refused treatment, so police charged him with disorderly con-

duct. The chief called it a “workaround,� designed to get him into the mental health system by judicial order. “It’s a perversion of the system,� he said. And a clear sign that the mental health system has been gutted, he said. Around the country, as many as 1,300 departments have set up crisis intervention teams, modeled after a pioneering Memphis program created in 1988 after police shot a man with mental illness. The teams get specialized mental health training and work with the community on the responses. The Memphis Police Department now has 225 crisis intervention team members who volunteered for the training. After the move nationally to deinstitutionalize the mentally ill 50 years ago, resources were not adequately invested in community services, officials said.

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H1N1 flu shots to be available

The Sevier County Health Department will offer free H1N1 flu vaccine from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Sevier County Health Department, by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 453-1032. Appointments will be scheduled only for pregnant women; household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age; healthcare and emergency medical services personnel; all people from 6 months through 24 years of age; and persons 25-64.



Landry to be lunch speaker

The Gatlinburg Garden Club will have its annual Christmas luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at Mills Auditorium. Bill Landry, former host and co-producer of “The Heartland Series,” will be the speaker. Music will feature Norma Millener at the piano. The club’s Landscape Design Excellence Award, given each year to a business, will be presented. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 436-7036.



Spur/bypass work to affect traffic Motorists can expect single lane closures on the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Spur and on the Gatlinburg bypass through mid-January. No work will be allowed from noon Fridays to Monday mornings, on holidays, or the week between Christmas and New Year’s. A contractor will use single lane closures along the Spur to allow workers to clear the brush along the shoulders of the road and to cut back overhanging branches. On the twoway Gatlinburg Bypass, flaggers will control traffic flow around onelane closures.



Actor Cameron church speaker

Actor Kirk Cameron will speak today 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.



Commodity food to be distributed

USDA commodity food will be distributed by Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority at the Sevier County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed noon to 1) Tuesday. Proof of household income for the past 13 weeks must be presented or a “Statement of Support” form at the Neighborhood Center on Old Knoxville Highway. Food stamp cards may be used to verify income. If food is being picked up for someone else, a permission slip must be obtained at the Neighborhood Center. For more information, call 453-7131.

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Oak Ridge incinerator to shut down OAK RIDGE (AP) — The planned shutdown of a toxic waste incinerator at Oak Ridge is now set for the end of this month. It was reported that some liquid waste shipments contained more mercury than anticipated and had to be burned at a slower rate to stay within the incinerator’s emission requirements. The incinerator closing was scheduled for the end of last month, but officials say it will now be Nov. 30. The Department of Energy has discussed shut-

ting down its Oak Ridge incinerator for several years, but extended its lifetime a couple of times to treat additional waste from nuclear cleanup sites around the country. However, earlier this year it stopped accepting waste shipments and began burning up the remaining inventory, with a plan to shut it down permanently at the end of September. That was delayed until mid-November because of difficulties in treating the hazardous waste, leading to the current situation and



the new shut down date. The incinerator — at the site of the former K-25 uranium enrichment site — is uniquely qualified to burn a range of mixed wastes containing both radioactive materials and hazardous chemicals. More than 30 million pounds of hazardous waste has been burned at the Oak Ridge facilities over the past two decades. The initial 10-year permit for the facility expired in 1997 and DOE’s application for renewal has been under review since then.

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“Those recommendations will be used by the insurance companies as they make a determination as to what they’re going to cover.” — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, after this week’s recommendations for fewer Pap smears and mammograms fueled concern about government-rationed medical care.

“This is a perfect Christmas present for Alaskans and children across the country who love to write to and get a letter back from Santa.” — Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, after the Postal Service reversed a decision that would have discontinued the Santa’s Mailbag program due to privacy concerns.

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— Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who considers Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s rampage that killed 13 an act of terrorism.


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Locally a year ago:

A Sevierville senior citizen whose name has been withheld by her family to protect her privacy, has donated about 80 dolls, and their accessories to French Broad Valley Baptist Church for Franklin Graham’s Operation Christmas Child. The woman, who has dementia, and her caregivers from Home Instead Senior care, work together to refurbish the dolls they get from thrift stores, yard sales and donations. n

Today’s highlight

On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot to death while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Texas Gov. John B. Connally was seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested.


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“There are some who are reluctant to call it terrorism but there is significant evidence that it is. I’m not at all uneasy saying it sure looks like that.”

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In 1718, English pirate Edward Teach — better known as “Blackbeard” — was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.

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Today is Sunday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2009. There are 39 days left in the year.

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Full-scale operation of the $26 million incinerator began in 1991. After the incinerator’s burners are extinguished, it will take about a year to complete the cleanupand-closure activities, said Dennis Hill, spokesman for DOE contractor Bechtel Jacobs. He said most of the 68 employees who work at the incinerator or the nearby central neutralization facility will be retained or relocated to other jobs, although five hourly workers received layoff notices.

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During a visit to the former communist country of Bulgaria, President Bill Clinton promised tens of thousands of cheering Bulgarians in Sofia that “you, too, shall overcome” in their difficult struggle for democracy and prosperity. n

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Tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed downtown Kiev, denouncing Ukraine’s presidential runoff election as fraudulent and chanting the name of their reformist candidate, Viktor Yushchenko, who ended up winning a revote the following month. added, “there must be verification.” n

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NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville judge has dismissed assault and harassment charges against country music singer J o h n Rich. Rich and other w i t nesses testified Friday before Rich Judge J o h n 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.

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Vaughan ends hiking journey with walk today Today, Tommy Vaughan of Wears Valley completes a year-long project — a journey, in the truest sense of the word. He and about two dozen of his family and friends will join him at Little Greenbrier school in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a walk to the Walker Sisters house. Thus Vaughan will complete his goal of 75 hikes in 2009 in honor of the 75th anniversary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He didn’t set out to do it for weight loss or to get in shape, although he acknowledges that would have been a good idea. Instead, it was his way of memorializing a national park that has meant so much to him. Along the way he got his three children interested in doing a few hikes with the old man. He received spiritual fulfillment. He lost a few pounds. He jacked up his stamina. And today he completes his mission. “My parents used to bring me to the Smokies camping when I was a kid,” Vaughan said. “I knew something was special about it from that early age. I was fascinated by the place. And when I was able to move here, I spent way too much time in the park.” It took his wife, Carol Ann, to curtail his visits to the Smokies. After all, he worked six days a week running Foothills Milling Company, the Wears Valley restaurant that has since moved to Maryville. The seventh day should be spent with church and family, not in the park. So Vaughan went several years not seeing much of his beloved Smokies. Then last fall, as the 75th anniversary celebration approached, he and a friend who hikes a lot were talking about ways to honor the occasion. He was ambitious, wanting to hike 75 miles a week before his buddy talked him down. The idea of 75 hikes over the course of a year sounded doable and reasonable. On Jan. 1, 2009, he and Carol Ann made the first hike. The temperature was in the 50s, and the skies were clear. From that day forward, Vaughan was in the woods as often as he could be, keeping a journal of every outing. Often he convinced his reluctant children — 17-year-old Annie, 14-year-old Ben and 7-year-old Nate — to come along. They found it, well, boring. “That’s been a real struggle,” Vaughan said. “When they were younger I used to hike with them a lot. They shared my passion for the park and its cultural history. I tried to share things with them as I learned them. But the older they got, the more they saw it as a chore. I’d have to prep them. If I let them know ahead of time instead of the last minute, they were more willing to come along.” One time Vaughan was about to head out with some friends for a weekend hike when Ben asked if he could come along. That was nice. Vaughan didn’t follow any routine or head out for specific hiking trials. He traveled trails more than once. He was not after a spot in the 800-Mile Club, reserved for those who complete all of the trails in the park. His favorite hike was to Ramsay Cascades, and he did that one by himself the first of November. The colors were spectacular, the weather perfect and the waterfall great to look at. The worst hike: One in which he had to beg and cajole family and friends to come along. That took so much out of him that he was in a grouchy mood for the hike itself. “By the time I got there I had a miserable attitude,” he said, laughing about it now. “I harassed everyone into going and it made me miserable.” It was such a glorious experience that he often sang hymns as he walked. Hymns like “I Love You Lord” by Laurie Klein: I love You Lord and I lift my voice To worship You O my soul, rejoice! And he’d follow that with “Sweet Holy Spirit” which includes the verse, And for these blessings We lift our hearts in praise Without a doubt we know That we’ll have been revived When we shall leave this place Vaughan thinks of the Smokies as a place of divine intervention, a paradise that almost didn’t get preserved, a place of miracles. Today he completes his own little miracle. And not even the kids will be reluctant to come along. — Stan Voit is editor of The Mountain Press. His column appears each Sunday. He can be reached at 428-0748, ext. 217, or e-mail to svoit@


Birds in the hand Improvements to Birds Creek Road welcome news for Sevier County It’s as if the Tennessee Department of Transportation has suddenly discovered there is a Sevier County. Never mind we generate the third highest tax revenues of any county in the state. Never mind we have three of the state’s top five tourist attractions. Never mind that nine million people visit the Smokies every year, and millions more come here and never get to the park. Sevier County has critical transportation needs, and now it appears as if TDOT is acknowledging it and helping us to remedy the situation. We finally have the widening of Highway 66 under way. There is serious talk at least of another interchange on I-40 to assist with traffic flow. And now we find out the state will make some $9 million in repairs to Birds Creek Road between Sevierville and Gatlinburg. Birds Creek has long been a favorite of locals trying to connect the two

cities without having to use the often congested Parkway. But the road can be treacherous, as it winds around mountains and over ridges. The sharp curves, combined with erosion, make this a difficult road to travel safely, even though it is heavily used. The plan is to work on nearly five miles of Birds Creek, starting at Glades Road and continuing toward Sevierville all the way to Pittman Center Road. There will be bridges replaced, culvert crossings rebuilt and a new surface added. Cutting out some of the curves will be the biggest expense, especially the curve that takes cars around an historic barn near Catons Chapel Elementary. That curve will be eliminated through rerouting. So will a section not far away where the bank is crumbling and threatening safe passage. There are more than 90 counties in Tennessee, and all of them

have roadway improvement needs. Sometimes it seems as if a disproportionate chunk of the money goes to our four population centers: Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. But Sevier County, while not filled with as many residents as those other areas, nonetheless swells by the thousands during tourist season. It’s time we got more than what some bureaucrats think is our fair share. The Birds Creek work is welcome news for residents, as is the widening of Highway 66, even if that project can be disruptive. Progress comes at a price sometimes, and a price not just measured in dollars. The improvements to Birds Creek will affect traffic flow, to be sure, and try patience. In the end, it, like Highway 66, will be better for it, and our memories won’t be quite so long as we reflect on how trying the construction was while it went on.

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Public forum Don’t put all Lutheran churches into the same religious category

Editor: I have read with interest the letters about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ELCA allowing homosexual pastors to be in “same gender relationships.” I noticed the one pastor illustrated his position offering several Bible passages while the other one simply used the word “Bible.” I would be interested to read such Bible verses which permit Christians to believe that the homosexual lifestyle is acceptable to God, much less to be in the position of leadership within the church. Somehow or the other the old adage seems to have been lost to this generation: “God loves the sinner but hates the sin.” What person or family doesn’t have some sinner within their circle and still loves them? Alcoholics, fornicators, adulterers, homosexuals, gossips, gluttons, etc.

I know within my own family and within the congregations I have served, there have been several people I had to admonished, but still loved and accepted. The only ones who didn’t accept criticisms were some alcoholics. They were (in the words of Jesus) unwilling to deny themselves and take up their cross. It is no sin to be a homosexual or an alcoholic or whatever. We all have some predisposition — if you do not believe that, ask an honest friend. And we are all asked to deny ourselves and take up our cross. One letter cites “decades of study.” This is what the national president of our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) said about that: “This (decision) grieves my heart and the hearts of all in the ELCA and the LCMS and other Christian churches throughout the world who do not see these decisions as compatible with the Word of God or in agreement with the consensus of 2000 years of Christian theological affirmation

regarding what Scripture teaches about human sexuality.” Decades of study by scholars who do not believe the Bible to be the inspired inerrant Word of God, can make it say anything they want it to. Jesus said that we are to be the salt of the earth. We are to season our communities. It seems to me that in so many instances, the community has seasoned the Church. Along with my national president and, as he said, along with people and pastors within the ELCA, I grieve with them and for them. One reason I am writing is to inform people who are seeking a church relationship not to put all Lutheran churches into one mold. Lutherans are a minority in this location and not much is known about us. Just as there are several different denominations within the Baptist movement, so are there among Lutherans. Rev. L.H. Dettmer Sevierville

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Brown gets senior TD as Vols sink Vandy By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE — Jonathan Crompton threw for two touchdowns as Tennessee beat instate rival Vanderbilt 31-16 on Saturday night. After missing the postseason last year, the Volunteers (6-5, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) became bowl eligible with the victory. The Commodores (2-10, 0-8) finished without a conference win for the first time since 2002. Vanderbilt had a chance to tie the game before halftime but stalled on fourth-and-2 at the Tennessee 38 with 51 seconds left. Instead, Tennessee drove for a quick touchdown to go up 24-10. Vandy’s Steven Stone was called for a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty, and Crompton was perfect on four pass attempts. His 16-yard TD pass to Luke Stocker capped the 30-second drive. Crompton finished 20-for-34 for 221 yards with an interception. Montario Hardesty ran for a career-high 171 yards and a touchdown. The Vols struggled to move the ball in the second half, and Vanderbilt had a shot to pull within 4 points with about 6 minutes left. On third-and-goal at the 3, MacKenzi Adams attempted a pass for John Cole in the end zone. The ball bounced off Cole and into the hands of Tennessee’s Dennis Rogan, but a pass interference call on Rogan kept the Commodores’ drive alive. With a fresh set of downs,

Vanderbilt couldn’t move the ball, and Adams took a sack for a loss of 9 yards. Ryan Fowler kicked a 32-yard field goal to make the score 24-16 with 2:54 left, and the Commodores couldn’t pull any closer. Adams was 19 of 35 for 174 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Vandy’s Warren Norman had 73 yards rushing and 61 yards on kickoff returns. Norman’s 1,923 all-purpose yards broke Herschel Walker’s SEC freshman record of 1,805. He also became the Commodores’ single-season leader for all-purpose yards. Crompton’s third-quarter interception ended a streak of 142 straight pass attempts without one, one shy of Casey Clausen’s school record of 143. After struggling to find consistency on field goals with an injured Daniel Lincoln and punter Chad Cunningham, Tennessee introduced Devin Mathis as its new kicker. Mathis, who got the call this week to join the team, hit a 25-yard field goal and connected on three extra point attempts. Mathis was a walk-on last season and nearly earned a starting job as Lincoln struggled. He spent the spring semester studying in Mexico and did not participate in the Vols’ fall camp. Tennessee finished its senior day in style when senior defensive tackle Wes Brown, who’s played with injured knees for the past two seasons, intercepted Adams and ran 25 yards for a touchdown with 3 seconds left. His teammates piled on top of him in the end zone.

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Tennessee tight end Luke Stocker (88) is congratulated by teammate Quintin Hancock (87) during an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt Saturday in Knoxville.

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Seymour resident and former Eagle football player Kelby Atchley moves in on his wounded MMA opponent Eric Ferguson (above) and pounds him to the mat (below, left), where he’d finish the fight with the technical knockout. Atchley then received his trophy and posed for a photo with the ring card girls (below, right). Results from the Fit Factory event will be published later this week.

HOUSTON — In his last start at Reliant Stadium, Vince Young left the field blowing kisses to cheering fans after running for the winning score in overtime. It was a triumphant return to the city where he grew up against the team that passed on drafting him. “It was a fairy tale,” he said. “It was like a dream come true.” Since that win as a rookie in 2006, Young has gone through his share of ups and downs. On Monday night he’ll return to Houston with the Titans and a threegame winning streak to face a Texans team trying to stay in the playoff hunt. Young said he knew the reaction to his winning touchdown in the 26-20 victory was big, but he didn’t remember much else about the fans’ response. “Being a Houstonian, being a hometown kid, there’s a lot of Longhorn fans out there and it’s a lot of fans just period that’s pretty much been following my career ever since I was in high school all the way up to now,” he said Thursday while wearing a Houston Oilers cap. “So it’s just a lot of love. No disrespect to the Texans.” Young said that game ranks second in his career highlights to the 2006 Rose Bowl, when he

scored the winning touchdown to give Texas the national championship. The Texans have far less fond recollections of that game. “What I’ll always remember about that run was the way the crowd erupted like it was a home game for him or something,” said DeMeco Ryans, who was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2006 when Young won the offensive award. “That kind of always ticked me off that they were cheering like that for him. Our fans cheering for him really made me mad.” Ryans said he probably won’t be thinking about that play Monday night, but he will be focused on making sure Young doesn’t beat them with his feet. “As defensive players we have to do something about that,” Ryans said. “We’ve got to stop him and it wouldn’t be like that. We’re just going to go out and try to dominate and win the game.” Young’s teammate Ahmard Hall, who played with him at Texas, said Young is trying to contain his excitement about playing in his hometown for the first time since his rookie year. “Vince is the mayor of Houston, everybody loves him down there,” Hall said. “Everybody’s excited to see him play, and Vince thrives in big games and I think he’ll have a special night on Monday night.”

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 â—† The Mountain Press NCAA FOOTBALL

Is Weis era over? Irish lose to UConn on senior day By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After a string of stinging losses, the Connecticut Huskies finally won one for their slain teammate. Coach Randy Edsall called the Huskies’ doubleovertime victory against Notre Dame the program’s “best win.� On the other side, Charlie Weis was left to try to explain another jarring loss on senior day and wonder if it will be his last game at Notre Dame stadium as Fighting Irish coach. Andre Dixon scored on a 4-yard touchdown run in the second overtime to give the Huskies a 33-30 victory, their first since cornerback Jasper Howard was stabbed to death last month. “Jazz this is for you,� Edsall said, referring to Howard by his nickname. “Best win we have ever had.� Edsall said beating the Irish (6-5) was big, but getting the first win after the death of Howard was much bigger. “You’ve got to understand what this team has gone through,� he said. “A couple of close games, and then you lose a teammate, you lose a brother, you lose a son, and you’re trying so hard to honor him by winning on the field. We hadn’t done that.� Edsall said the Huskies

will send the game ball to Howard’s mother, Joanglia, stepfather, Henry Williams, and the rest of his family in Miami. The Huskies (5-5) had lost three straight painfully close games since Howard was killed. “We ended up just making the tough plays at the end that we hadn’t been able to make in some of earlier games,� Edsall said. The loss was the third straight for Notre Dame (6-5) and will add to the mounting calls for Weis to be fired. Weis declined to talk about that after the game, saying it wasn’t the time. “Today’s not the day for me to reflect on things like that. I mean today’s the day for me to be worrying about those guys, those 33 guys,� he said, referring to seniors on the roster. “I really feel absolutely miserable for those 33 guys. ... I’ll worry about me tomorrow. But I think today I should be worrying about them.� Notre Dame was upset last season by Syracuse in the final home game of a 7-6 season. “It just hurt,� linebacker Brian Smith said. “A lot of seniors lost their last game at Notre Dame Stadium. It’s supposed to be a memorable day for them and now it’s not for the right reason.� Senior tackle Sam Young, who made his school record


49th straight start, walked out to midfield dressed in a suit after the game and stood there by himself for a while. The Irish led 14-0 early in the second quarter but didn’t score another touchdown until the first overtime, a change from recent losses when they fell behind and rallies fell short. Edsall said the win wasn’t an upset. “We knew we could come out here and win if we just went and executed and did the things that our Godgiven ability would allow us to do,� he said. Jordan Todman ran for 130 yards on 26 carries, including a 43-yard TD run for UConn. He also added a 96-yard kickoff return for a TD. Dixon rushed for 114 yards on 20 carries. “Since everything happened to Jazz, we haven’t won one for him. This was our chance to get that one for Jazz,� Dixon said. This loss was Notre Dame’s fifth loss by a touchdown or less this season. Jimmy Clausen was 30 of 45 passing for 329 yards for Notre Dame. Golden Tate had nine catches for 123 yards and Michael Floyd had eight catches for 104 yards. Tate set school records for catches in a season (83) and season yardage (1,295) with a 39-yard catch in the first quarter that helped set up Notre Dame’s first score.

GATLINBURG — The Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders manhandled visiting South Greene on Friday night, 60-34, in a game that was not as close as the final score. “We were in control from the start,� said G-P coach Raul Placeres. “We started out 14-6, and then we went on a 14-point run to make it 28-6. “I was very pleased with what I saw (Friday). South Greene is a team that pushed Sevier County into overtime on Tuesday, and we were able to handle them very

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G-P runs through South Greene By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer

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Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis walk off the field following a 33-30 loss in double overtime to Connecticut in an NCAA college football game in South Bend.

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The Mountain Press â—† Sunday, November 22, 2009 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Ohio St. tops Wolverines in annual rivalry matchup 21-10 By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer

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Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor runs against Michigan in the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game in Ann Arbor on Saturday.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Terrelle Pryor is thankful he chose to play at Ohio State, instead of for Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines. Pryor threw a touchdown for the final score in the third quarter and avoided making many mistakes to help the ninth-ranked Buckeyes beat Michigan 21-10 Saturday for its sixth straight win in the series and an outright Big Ten title. “I’m glad I’m on this side,� Pryor said. Ohio State (10-2, 7-1) has won five straight conference championships and will play in the Rose Bowl with a fivegame winning streak. “When you’re undefeated in November, good things are going to happen over the holidays,� coach Jim Tressel said. Michigan wouldn’t know. The Wolverines lost their last five games and beat

only Delaware State after September to finish 5-7. College football’s winningest program has endured consecutive losing years for the first time since the 1962-63 seasons. Freshman Tate Forcier threw four interceptions and fumbled in his end zone, spoiling Michigan’s chances of an upset it needed to become bowl-eligible. “I lost that game,� Forcier wrote in a text message to The Associated Press about an hour after the game. “This offseason, I’m gonna make sure myself and every single person on this team works the hardest we have ever worked. “We’re gonna come back a a new team. I’m not going to let this happen again.� Michigan’s flop followed a school-record nine-loss year in Rodriguez’s debut in Ann Arbor. “I’m tired of being humbled,� Rodriguez said. He said earlier in the week the Wolverines would not be

“doomed� if they were shut out of the bowl picture. But he desperately needed the feel-good victory to take some heat off him — especially with an NCAA investigation looming over his program. Does Rodriguez fear losing his job? “No,� he said. Tressel, meanwhile, can probably coach the Buckeyes as long as he wants with the success he’s had overall and especially against their rival. He improved to 8-1 against Michigan and extended Ohio State’s longest winning streak that matches the best run in the rivalry since Michigan also won six in a row in the 1920s. Forcier fumbled on his first drive and Cameron Heyward recovered to give Ohio State a 7-0 lead. He threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter. Ohio State turned the ball over only once, on Pryor’s deflected pass, and outrushed Michigan 251-80.

Neyland Stadium upgrade work resumes Monday for Neyland Stadium to serve as a long-term solution to issues currently facing our stadium,� UT men’s athletics director Mike Hamilton. “These renovations are helping prepare Neyland Stadium for the next 75 years of service to the Volunteer nation.� Upon the 2010 completion of Phase III, 60 percent of the Neyland Stadium renovations will be finished. The completed Phase III renovations include:

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee Athletics Department announced Saturday that the second portion of Neyland Stadium’s Phase III renovations begin Monday. The Phase III renovations were stretched across two years. The first portion was completed before this year’s Sept. 5 opener against Western Kentucky. The second portion is projected to be completed in time for the 2010 campaign. During this off-season, crews will create a new Gate 21 entry plaza, add two elevators to the northwest side of the stadium, add brick and wrought iron façade work along the north and west sides of the stadium, as well as construct the Tennessee Terrace. The Tennessee Terrace features 1,800 chair-back seats on the upper west sideline and offers a private, climatecontrolled concourse. Crews also are preparing a site for a new statue of Gen. Robert Neyland, which will be added along the west side of the stadium next November. “In November 2004, we unveiled the master plan

2009 • Renovation of west sideline top lower level concourse • Removal of scissor ramps leading to west upper deck • Addition of elevators and stairwells on west side to increase fan accessibility and improve traffic flow • Improvements to west tower, including skybox and press center updates • Construction of West Club 2010 • Creation of Gate 21 Plaza • Two new elevators on north end of west side • Brick and wrought iron

façade along north and west outside of Neyland Stadium • Statue of Gen. Neyland added to west side entrance • Construction of Tennessee Terrace The addition of the West Club and Tennessee Terrace are the primary funding sources for the estimated $69 million Phase III renovations. Sales for the Tennessee Terrace have been strong over the past few months, with fewer than 900 seats still available for the 2010 season. All season ticket holders impacted by these areas have been contacted about joining the Tennessee Terrace or moving to another area of the stadium based on their preference and availability. No one will be displaced out of Neyland Stadium or be required to increase their annual donation to maintain their current number of season tickets. The timing of Neyland Stadium Phases IV and V is contingent upon available funding and the university’s master plan facility schedule. Neyland


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West Club and Tennessee Terrace seat contributions. No university funds or taxpayer subsidies are planned to be used in financing the projected total renovations cost of more than $200 million. Phase I was completed for the 2006 football season and included extensive infrastructure work, renovations in the north lower concourse and construction of the East Club. Phase II renovations were completed before the 2008 season and included the west lower concourse, the oldest part of the stadium that was constructed in 1921. The

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SCOREBOARD T V S P O RT S All times Eastern Sunday, Nov. 22 AUTO RACING 3:15 p.m. ABC — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Ford 400, at Homestead, Fla. GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — LPGA Tour Championship, final round, at Houston MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 — Carolina Classic, championship game, teams TBA, at Charleston, S.C. 8 p.m. ESPN2 — O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-off, championship game, teams TBA, at San Juan, Puerto Rico NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader FOX — Regional coverage 4 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage 4:15 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 8:15 p.m. NBC — Philadelphia at Chicago RODEO 9 p.m. VERSUS — PBR, Challenger Tour Championship, final round, at Atlanta (same-day tape) SOCCER 3 p.m. ESPN2 — FIFA, Beach World Cup, championship match, teams TBA, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates (same-day tape) 8:30 p.m. ESPN — MLS Cup, Los Angeles vs. Real Salt Lake at Seattle WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. FSN — Baylor at California Monday, Nov. 23 ATHLETICS Noon VERSUS — NCAA Division I, Cross Country Championships, at Terre Haute, Ind. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, first round, Colorado vs. Gonzaga, at Lahaina, Hawaii 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, first round, Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt, at Lahaina, Hawaii 6 p.m. FSN — Paradise Jam, third place game, teams TBA, at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — CBE Classic, first round, Wichita St. vs. Pittsburgh, at Kansas City, Mo. 8:30 p.m. FSN — Paradise Jam, championship game, teams TBA, at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — CBE Classic, first round, Texas vs. Iowa, at Kansas City, Mo. 12 Mid. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, first round, Arizona vs. Wisconsin, at Lahaina, Hawaii NFL FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Tennessee at Houston NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Detroit at Nashville Tuesday, Nov. 24 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Ball St. at W. Michigan MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, consolation round, teams TBA, at Lahaina, Hawaii 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, consolation round, teams TBA, at Lahaina, Hawaii 7 p.m. ESPN — Maui Invitational, semifinal, teams TBA, at Lahaina, Hawaii 9 p.m. ESPN — Maui Invitational, semifinal, teams TBA, at Lahaina, Hawaii

10 p.m. ESPN2 — CBE Classic, championship game, teams TBA, at Kansas City, Mo. SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, teams TBA 8 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, teams TBA (same-day tape) Wednesday, Nov. 25 GOLF 10:30 p.m. TGC — International Federation of PGA Tours, Mission Hills World Cup, first round, at Shenzhen, China MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, third place game, teams TBA, at Lahaina, Hawaii 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Preseason NIT, semifinal, teams TBA, at New York 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Preseason NIT, semifinal, teams TBA, at New York 10 p.m. ESPN — Maui Invitational, championship game, teams TBA, at Lahaina, Hawaii NBA BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN — Miami at Orlando NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. VERSUS — St. Louis at Dallas Thursday, Nov. 26 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Texas at Texas A&M GOLF 10:30 p.m. TGC — International Federation of PGA Tours, Mission Hills World Cup, second round, at Shenzhen, China MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN2 — Old Spice Classic, first round, Creighton vs. Michigan, at Orlando, Fla. 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Old Spice Classic, first round, Marquette vs. Xavier, at Orlando, Fla. 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — 76 Classic, first round, Texas A&M vs. Clemson, at Anaheim, Calif. 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Old Spice Classic, first round, Alabama vs. Baylor, at Orlando, Fla. 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 — 76 Classic, first round, Minnesota vs. Butler, at Anaheim, Calif. 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 — 76 Classic, first round, Portland vs. UCLA, at Anaheim, Calif. NBA BASKETBALL 8:15 p.m. TNT — Orlando at Atlanta 10:30 p.m. TNT — Chicago at Utah NFL FOOTBALL 12:30 p.m. FOX — Green Bay at Detroit 4 p.m. CBS — Oakland at Dallas Friday, Nov. 27 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m. ESPN2 — Rutgers at

Louisville Noon ABC — Illinois at Cincinnati 2:30 p.m. CBS — Alabama at Auburn 3:30 p.m. ABC — Nebraska at Colorado 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Pittsburgh at West Virginia 10 p.m. ESPN2 — Nevada at Boise St. GOLF 10:30 p.m. TGC — International Federation of PGA Tours, Mission Hills World Cup, third round, at Shenzhen, China MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN — Old Spice Classic, semifinal, teams TBA, at Orlando, Fla.2:30 p.m. ESPN — 76 Classic, semifinal, teams TBA, at Anaheim, Calif. ESPN2 — Preseason NIT, third place game, teams TBA, at New York 5 p.m. ESPN — Preseason NIT, championship game, teams TBA, at New York ESPN2 — Old Spice Classic, semifinal, teams TBA, at Orlando, Fla. NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Washington at Miami 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Phoenix at Minnesota UNITED FOOTBALL LEAGUE 3 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, championship game, Florida at Las Vegas Saturday, Nov. 28 BOXING 10 p.m. HBO — Joan Guzman (29-0-0) vs. Ali Funeka (30-2-2), for vacant IBF lightweight title; champion Lucian Bute (24-0-0) vs. Librado Andrade (28-2-0), for IBF super middleweight title, at Quebec City COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN — Clemson at South Carolina ESPN2 — North Carolina at N.C. State 12:30 p.m. FSN — Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma 2 p.m. NBC — Bayou Classic, Grambling vs. Southern, at New Orleans 3:30 p.m. ABC — Regional coverage, Missouri vs. Kansas, at Kansas City, Mo., Miami at South Florida, or Arizona at Arizona St. CBS — National coverage,

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Florida St. at Florida ESPN — Virginia Tech at Virginia 6 p.m. FSN — Texas Tech vs. Baylor, at Arlington, Texas 7 p.m. ESPN — Arkansas at LSU 8:07 p.m. ABC — Regional coverage, Georgia at Georgia Tech or Notre Dame at Stanford ESPN2 — Regional coverage, Georgia at Georgia Tech or Notre Dame at Stanford 10 p.m. FSN — UCLA at Southern Cal GOLF 10:30 p.m. TGC — International Federation of PGA Tours, Mission Hills World Cup, final round, at Shenzhen, China MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 — La Salle at Villanova 4 p.m. VERSUS — Louisville at UNLV SOCCER 9:54 a.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Portsmouth vs. Manchester United, at Portsmouth, England Sunday, Nov. 29 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 4:30 p.m. FSN — Nebraska at Southern Cal 5 p.m. ESPN2 — 76 Classic, third place game, teams TBA, at Anaheim, Calif. 6:30 p.m. FSN — Nevada at North Carolina 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Old Spice Classic, championship game, teams TBA, at Orlando, Fla. 10 p.m. ESPN2 — 76 Classic, championship game,teams TBA, at Anaheim, Calif. NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader 4 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage 4:15 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 8:15 p.m. NBC — Pittsburgh at Baltimore TENNIS 8 a.m. ESPN2 — ATP, World Tour Finals, championship match, at London

Ingram, Tide roll over Chattanooga By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — No. 2 Alabama was still celebrating Mark Ingram’s second long touchdown run when coach Nick Saban told his star tailback to take the rest of the day off. Ingram ran for 102 yards and TDs of 25 and 40 yards in the first 20 minutes, then happily yielded the stage while the Crimson Tide breezed to a 45-0 win over Chattanooga on Saturday. “Just get in, get a good day’s work, execute and have some success. Then let the other people get the playing time they deserve,� Ingram said. Yes, the Tide (11-0) did make it seem just that easy. Alabama raced to a 35-0 halftime lead and showed no signs of a letdown ahead of games with rival Auburn and No. 1 Florida. That enabled the starters to take a break in the second half against the Mocs (6-5), although Ingram and the Tide still managed a few highlight-reel plays. Javier Arenas set the SEC career record with his seventh punt return for a touchdown, sprinting 66 yards down the right sideline in the second quarter. He also had an interception. Julio Jones caught a 44-yard pass and scored on a 19-yarder from Greg McElroy. The stats were perhaps even more lopsided than the final score. The Tide had a 422-84 advantage in total yards, gained 313 on the ground and had five players with at least 60 yards rushing. They also had 26 first downs while holding

Chattanooga to five. It only seemed like a pressure-free game. Saban warned his team of the repercussions of a huge upset, even beyond their national title hopes. “I told the players if we had lost this game today, there would be nothing else that would tarnish what you’ve accomplished more than that. You would someday be an NFL player in a Mercedes-Benz and roll your window down to talk to a pretty girl and she’d say, ’You lost to Chattanooga when you played at Alabama,�’ Saban said. “Nobody would ever forget that one.� Instead, it’ll be forgotten quickly with the Iron Bowl awaiting six days later. This was the sixth time the Tide’s defense had held an opponent to seven points or less this season, but the first shutout since last year’s 36-0 win over Auburn. “We played a good football team and I don’t know if there was much we could have done to be better than this,� said first-year Mocs coach Russ Huesman, who led a turnaround after a 1-11 season. Ingram managed his sixth 100-yard effort of the last seven games despite carrying only 11 times. The Heisman Trophy candidate broke three tackles and had two defenders draped across his back at the end of the 25-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Then, Ingram zigzagged 40 yards for another score 5 minutes into the second quarter on his final carry. Then he headed to the sidelines and Saban told him he “was pretty much done.�

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Health care bill clears first Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping health care legislation has cleared its first hurdle in the Senate on a party-line vote. The 60-39 vote clears the way for a historic debate after Thanksgiving on the legislation. The measure is designed to extend coverage to an estimated 31 million Americans who lack it and crack down on insurance industry practices that deny benefits. The vote came in a rare Saturday session in the Senate. Democrats posted 60 votes in a Senate showdown, precisely the number needed to overcome Republican delaying tactics. The vote was a major victory for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the White House in a year-end drive to enact the most sweeping changes to the nation’s health care system in a half-century or more.

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bery suspect in Ohio may have eaten evidence when he gobbled a piece of paper while handcuffed and lying across the hood of a police cruiser. A police video camera captured the 35-year-old John Ford of Cleveland grabbing the paper with his mouth as police emptied his pockets.

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In full Santa costume, Joe Verneulen splashes into the frigid waters of the Mississippi River during the 11th annual Polar Plunge fundraiser in Dubuque, Iowa, Saturday. 112 people and a few dogs made up 21 teams who raised over $19,000 for the Special Olympics in Iowa during this year’s event.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military magistrate has ruled that the Army psychiatrist charged in one of the worst mass shootings on a U.S. military base will be held until trial. For now, Maj. Nidal Hasan will stay in a military hospital in San Antonio. The magistrate made that decision Saturday dur- estimate of $40,000. Also auctioned was the fedora hat Jackson wore ing a hearing in Hasan’s hospital room. Hasan is recovering from the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood, for the dance, which sold for $22,000. While Jackson didn’t invent the moonwalk, he Texas, that killed 13 and wounded more than two did popularize it with his Motown performance. dozen. He’s charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in a military court. Hasan’s civilian attorPolice: Suspect may have eaten evidence ney, John Galligan, says he’s concerned about STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a bank robwhere Hasan will be moved once he’s released from the hospital, but he doesn’t know when that will happen.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested a Sacramento fisherman Saturday in connection to shooting a sea lion in the head. California game wardens said they arrested Larry Allen Legans, 43, on misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty, negligent discharge of a firearm, and take of a marine mammal. Legans told authorities he grew tired of competing with the protected animals so he fired his 12-gauge shotgun at the sea lion, injuring the creature. “He said he was tired of watching sea lions take his fish,” said Warden Patrick Foy. About a half-dozen sea lions have started to spend time farther up the Sacramento River, competing with anglers for fish as far inland as Rio Vista, just southwest of Sacramento.

Wanted Colombian fugitive captured

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities have captured a former Colombian official wanted for collaborating with outlawed right-wing paramilitary fighters. Magally Moreno, 39, is wanted by Colombian authorities on charges of aggravated homicide and Interpol had called for her arrest, Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said Saturday.

Ex-nurse acquitted of killing patients

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A court martial acquitted a former military nurse of murder Saturday after he was accused of giving lethal doses of painkillers to hasten the deaths of three terminally ill patients at the Air Force’s largest hospital. Capt. Michael Fontana, 36, wearing his Air Force uniform, showed no emotion as a military judge cleared him of three counts of murder, then collapsed into the arms of weeping family members inside a Lackland Air Force Base courtroom. Military prosecutors had painted Fontana as a rogue and arrogant nurse who pumped patients full of fentanyl and morphine when they were not “dying quick enough.” After the ruling, Fontana said he never second-guessed his treatment or dosages.

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How to cook a turkey First graders from Catlettsburg Elementary provided The Mountain Press with their ideas and suggestions on how to cook the Thanksgiving turkey. Enjoy!

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for 25 minutes Last, you eat it with mashed potatoes and corn — Lexi Freeman First, find a turkey and kill it Next, take off the feathers Then, mix it with baked beans and chili Next, cook it at my home for 26 minutes Last, eat it with my family — Steven Hodges

First, get a turkey Next, you get the feathers off Then, you get the blood out Next, you cook it on the stove First, get a turkey in Last, eat it! the woods and kill it — Madi Bays Next, skin it Then cook it for 10 First, find a turkey in minutes the woods Next, warm it up in the Next, kill the turkey oven with a gun Last, eat it with silverThen, season it with ware bbq and pepper — Korlyn Hurst Next, cook it for 2 hours First, find a turkey Last, eat it with sweet Next, kill it potatoes and green beans Then, season it with — Summer Bochette sauce Next, put it in the oven First, catch a turkey in for 10 minutes the woods Last, eat the turkey Next, kill the turkey with mashed potatoes Then pull the feathers and green beans off — Emery Lambdin Next, wash it in the sink First, buy a turkey Then, cook it in the Next, get the ingredioven for 101 minutes ents Last, eat it with gravy Then, mix the ingrediand corn ents — Jamie Brackins Next, you cook the turkey 6 minutes First, get the turkey Last, eat it in a casfrom the forest and kill it serole Next, take the feathers — Skylar Nofsinger off Then, put it in the First, kill a turkey stove Next, cut the feathers Next, cook it for 25 off minutes Then, cook it for 20 Last, eat it with minutes mashed potatoes Next, season it with — Jinna Brackins salt Last, eat it with gravy First, find a turkey — Hayley Parsons Next, bring it home Then, you pick the First, shoot the turkey feathers off Next, pick the feathers Next, cook the turkey off

Then, cook the turkey for Thanksgiving Day Next, eat the turkey with gravy Last, have a good time — Kaitlyn Shimooka First, find a turkey and kill it Next, cut the feathers off Then, put it in the microwave Next, cook it for 4 minutes Last, eat it! — Gary Stafford First, get the turkey from the store Next, get the turkey feathers off by pulling them Then, clean it in the kitchen sink Next, cook it for 5 minutes Last, eat it with gravy and macaroni and cheese — Emily Stinnett First, find one turkey in the woods Next, bring it home in the car Then, pick the feathers out Next, you cook it for my family Last, eat it with macaroni and corn — Koby Tinajero

Lou Walker’s class First you buy the turkey at the store. Take the turkey home and take it out of the wrapper. Put the turkey on a pan. Turn the oven on 40°. Put the turkey in the oven and cook it for 30 minutes. Take the turkey out of the oven, then cut the turkey with a knife. Get See turkey, Page B7

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Dollywood wins top award again


Gatlinburg club staffers include, from left, Rhonda Morris, branch director; Ryan Bagent, Teen Center director; Joe Lindsey, athletic director; Donny Hartzog, First Impressions director; Rachel Dodgen, art director; and Debra Bearden, education director.

PIGEON FORGE — Dollywood theme park claimed its fourth consecutive international Heartbeat Award, along with three additional trophies, at this year’s International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo’s Big E entertainment awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The latest awards bring Dollywood’s total to 15 in the past four years — more than any other theme park in the world. “Sha-Kon-O-Hey! Land of Blue Smoke” won the Heartbeat Award. The $1.3 million production premiered May 9, featuring eight songs written by Dolly Parton and telling the story of the last family leaving the area that would become Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “Sha-Kon-OHey! returns May 2010 for Dollywood’s 25th anniversary season. Dollywood’s previous Heartbeat Award winners are “Dreamland Drive-In” (2008 and 2006) and “The Great American Country Show” (2007). “The true honor in receiving the Heartbeat Award lies in its recognition of our ability to speak to our audience, said Director of Entertainment Paul T. Couch. “There is no higher compliment.” Dollywood also took home awards in three additional categories. Creature Adventures starring the Kratt Brothers, a show which premiered in 2008 and headlined the park’s annual KidsFest event for two consecutive years, won Best Live Edutainment Show. Park performer Gabriel Myers from “Dreamland Drive-In” won Best Male Performer. Dollywood’s Gem Tones, an a capella group that performs ’50s and ’60s music, won honorable mention as Best Atmosphere/Street Performer. IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide. The organization represents more than 4,500 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 90 countries. the

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Officials of the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains include, from left, Eric Harper, Seymour branch director; James Peoples, Kodak branch director; Rhonda Morris, Gatlinburg branch director; Melissa Dove, Pigeon Forge branch director; Mark Ross, chief professional officer; and Shawn Snyder, Sevierville branch director.

Boys Club organization winner of 3 state awards At the recent meeting of the Tennessee Area Council of Boys & Girls Clubs, the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains won three state awards, including one for Best Overall Organization. The local organization, which currently guides 13 percent of

Sevier County’s schoolage youth, was selected out of the 20 throughout the state. The Gatlinburg branch also won in two categories: Best Art Program and Best Program in Character and Leadership. At the 2009 Boys & Girls Clubs of America

national conference, the Gatlinburg branch also took home second place for Best Overall Program in the World. The Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains serves more than 1,700 Sevier County children ages 6 to 18. For more information, call 428-6550 or visit

Artwork sought for juried exhibition From Submitted Reports KNOXVILLE — The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announces a call for entries for “New to Knoxville,” a juried exhibition.

Artists must have relocated within the past two years to counties that include Cocke, Jefferson and Sevier. Entries must be original works in the following categories: painting, graphic arts, 3-D, and photography.

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Boatner James Earl Boatner and Linda Arlene May Boatner of Kodak are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at French Broad Valley Baptist Church, 881 Douglas Dam Road in Kodak. All friends and relatives are invited. Submitted

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Alicia McGill and Justin Newman exchanged vows Nov. 21.

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McGill/Newman Alicia McGill and Justin Newman were married Nov. 21, 2009, at the home of the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Judy (Melvin) Hembree. Larry Teaster officiated at the ceremony. Mother of the bride is Judy Hembree of Townsend, Tenn. The groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother is Lana Newman of Sevierville. His grandmother is Ina Ray Howard and his grandfather is David Newman. The bride chose Crystal Gibson of Sevierville as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Hurst, Julie Messick and Sarah McGill, all of Sevierville. Flower girls were Kierstin King and Madison Garner. Ringbearer was Sammy

McGill, son of Brandon and Sarah McGill. The groom chose Michael Newman of Sevierville as best man. Groomsmen were Mike Morrow of Sevierville, Clint Ownby of Chestnut Hill and Brandnon McGill of Sevierville. Ushers were the groomsmen. Reception was held at Judy and Melvin Hembreeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s barn. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Sevier County High School. She is employed by Walliker Permits. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Sevier County High School. He is employed by David Tallent Productions. The couple resides at Lake Smoky in Sevierville.

Caroline Irene Growney and Slade Edward Murrell are now husband and wife.


Growney/Murrell Caroline Irene Growney and Slade Edward Murrell were married Sept. 12, 2009, at Richardsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove Baptist Church. Dr. David Ayers officiated at the ceremony. Music was provided by DJ Traxx. Parents of the bride are Lisa Russell of Kodak, and Gary Growney of Medford Lakes, N.J. The groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents are Tim Murrell of Kodak and Kim Murrell of Kodak. The bride chose Elizabeth Growney of Seymour as her maid of honor. Bridesmaid was Ashley McCall of Kodak. Junior bridesmaids were Amber Russell of Kodak and Bailey Murrell of Kodak. Flower girl was Caroline Wells, daughter of Kevin

and Angela Wells. Ringbearer was Danielle Russell, daughter of Martin and Lisa Russell. The groom chose Health Murrell as best man. Groomsman was Brandon Helton of Jefferson County. Junior groomsmen were Tucker Gillespie and Tyson Gillespie, both of Kodak. Usher was Patrick Howard of Seymour. The reception was held at River Plantation Convention Center. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Sevier County High School. She is employed by Walgreenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The groom is a graduate of Sevier County High School. He is employed by Sevier County Electric System. The couple resides in Sevierville.

You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat depression alone My husband just returned from a trip to Nicaragua. He went way out in the villages of the Mesquite Indians. He and the team gave eye exams and then fitted the people with glasses. They served three different villages in the eight days that he was gone. The people were so thankful to the team. They offered food and trinkets to show their thankfulness. They smiled and clapped as each one was successfully fitted with glasses that allowed some to see clearly for perhaps the first time in their lives. They live daily in poverty that we can only imagine, yet they are thankful and for the most part happy people. This struck my husband the most. They laughed as they walked the muddy roads to and from the clinic. They rejoiced with each person as they were able to see. It was as though they did not realize their poverty and need. People sit across from me and are so burdened with the cares of their

alistic to think that one should be thankful in poverty or depression? Well, what are your choices? You can be angry and bitter or choose to search for the good. There is medication to assist someone in fighting depression. I lives that they canrecommend it to many not meet my eye. They of my clients. However, cannot see anything to there are other choices cause them to lift their that are clinically proven heads. to aid someone in this Thankfulness and battle. gratitude are difficult The first step is to live choices to make when in the moment. Raise one is in depression. I challenge them to begin your head. I know that this is a difficult step. in the very moment in I too have suffered which they are living. Have you eaten today? depression. This first step towards Were you warm last thankfulness is the most night? Did you sleep in difficult. a bed? Then look around you. For the most part Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never had anyone say no If you have someone that loves you, be thankto the above. ful. If you have a place I am not unaware of to live that shelters you the issues of homelessfrom the elements, be ness and poverty in our thankful. If you are not city. I have dealt with it first-hand with children in constant pain, be thankful. and families that I have If you can eat when served. you are hungry, be My point is that even thankful. If you are able in that poverty there is to read this, be thankcause to be thankful. ful. Does this sound callous What I found both to you? Am I being unre-

in my own life as well as in the people that I sit with is that this decision, which is very difficult, leads to true thankfulness. The next step is to find someone that you can talk with. Rarely can depression be beaten alone. Discuss your issues. Take your medicine. Be mindful of your choices and practice your faith. I can tell you that this works. During this time when our country pauses to offer thanks, do so in your own life. The benefits last long after the last Thursday in November. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rhonda M. Pemberton is a licensed clinical social worker with a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from the University of Tennessee. She has a private counseling practice that focuses on families and children/ adolescents. E-mail to

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B4 â&#x2014;&#x2020; Religion

The Mountain Press â&#x2014;&#x2020; Sunday, November 22, 2009

Public pulpit

May we hear anew the call to follow the love of Jesus By ARNE WALKER We have a friend who has mastered the art of magic to a high degree. He has surprised and delighted us with not what you would expect by a bird appearing in an empty box which I held and a tiger appearing in a cage that once held a gorgeous girl. Like many who have the privilege of traveling, you come home to the question: â&#x20AC;&#x153;What was the highlight of your trip?â&#x20AC;? And to that question about our recent trip to Hong Kong I would reply: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not what you would expect.â&#x20AC;? You who have been there in person or by DVD, or through reading, please interact with us and propose what you think it would be. Was it this barren rock that experienced typhoon and epidemic and arose to be one of the three greatest financial centers in the world? No. Was it the reclaimed 100 square miles of land that added space for what we know as Hong Kong to continue to expand? No. Was it the underground network of rapid transit transportation that moves over 2.3 million people daily in this city-state of over 7.5 million people? No. Was it the 70 percent of green space that exists while only 30 percent contains all of its buildings? No. Was it the famous Peak which gives a magnificent overview of the city and the three kilometers walk-way through a seeming semi-tropical jungle? No Was it the doubledecker buses that cover great distances and delight the

senses with many varied views? No. Was it the marvelous Chinese food that you only find in Hong Kong if you know where to look? No, and we did know where to look. Was it Tian Tan Buddha, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest seated outdoor bronze Buddha (113 feet tall) besides the Po Lin Monastery? No. Was it the views from the 55th floor of the International Finance Center? Was it the monkey scurrying to and fro on â&#x20AC;&#x153;monkey mountain?â&#x20AC;? No. Before I completely frustrate you with my â&#x20AC;&#x153;nos,â&#x20AC;? please let me share with you my â&#x20AC;&#x153;not what you would expect listâ&#x20AC;? which I am sure most of you did not guess. My list includes three experiences all of which are tied for first place. The first is Janey and Ted Zimmerman, our Evangelical Lutheran Church in America missionaries. As they near retirement, their energy and enthusiasm, and love for the Gospel and the people of Hong Kong and beyond is still going very strong. It was a rare privilege to walk with them as Pastor Zimmerman both teaches at the seminary and assists local congregations and his wife is an enthusiastic teacher in the International School. First also is the opportunity to worship and interact with an international faculty as well as an international student body of our Lutheran Theological Seminary which includes students from China, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, American Samoa, Hong Kong and more. To share

in the vitality of their worship and witness was indeed exhilarating and I liken many of these first generation Christians to what it was like being in love for the first time. The final first is the apartment church where we witnessed the Acts verse â&#x20AC;&#x153;look how they love one another.â&#x20AC;? They are one of 52 apartment churches which total in membership 16,000 members. This is the Evangelical Lutheran Church-Hong Kong (ELCHK). With warmth and vitality they worshipped having committed much of their worship service to memory. Their love for the Lord and each other was hard to miss. You have special lens when you do not understand the language and must allow that which is nonverbal connect with you. Once again I liken their expressions of love to be like those of the first months and years of being a newlywed. So, as I suggested, our highlights were not what you would expect. And now, we have to ask ourselves, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What do we communicate nonverbally of our relationship with the Lord and His Gospel? And what do we communicate verbally about the loving heart of the God who has come to us in Jesus Christ? May He strangely warm or rewarm our hearts. And may we hear anew the call to follow Jesus in the context in which we are placed. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Rev. Arne Walker is a semi-retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who resides in Gatlinburg.

Words of Life

The recipe for banana pudding calls for several ingredients. And an orderly process. You must have the ingredients: milk, eggs, flavoring, bananas, and vanilla wafers, etc. And you follow the recipe or you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have banana pudding. But someone says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need bananas.â&#x20AC;? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say that fellow was pretty dumb! The recipe called for bananas. Likewise, you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t read the recipe where it said separate the egg whites and beat them and lean back and say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got banana puddingâ&#x20AC;?. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d proceed thru the entire recipe, step by step until youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d done everything it called for. If we stopped short, or if we decided to add watermelon, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d look ridiculous. So, we simply go by the recipe. And when we do, we have something very delicious. Very pleasant. Now letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make a spiritual parallel. The New Testament is our â&#x20AC;&#x153;recipeâ&#x20AC;? for being saved. If we can assume that you want to be saved, then you will have to follow the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipe. This recipe requires certain ingredients and a certain process, otherwise, you will not be saved when the judgement day comes! The first ingredient in this is our belief in God. Heb 11:6 says he that cometh to God must believe that He is. You cannot come to God unless you believe that He exists! How are you going to know that? We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see Him, feel Him, smell Him, taste Him nor hear Him with our physical senses. Well, how are we going to believe in Him? Rom 1 verse 20, the apostle Paul says we look at the things which are seen and they clearly demonstrate that there is a Creator not seen, but Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there. The watch on your wrist clearly proves someone made it. Likewise we look at the universe and know that there is a divine creator. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s God. Then of course we have Jesus and the Bible. Together, we have enough evidence to believe that God is. Ps 14:1 the fool says in his heart, there is no God. Then we must believe that Jesus is the son of God. In the 8th chapter of acts, verse 36, the Ethiopian asked Phillip the evangelist what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Phillip said, if thou believest with all thine heart thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Well is that the entire recipe? No. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more. Jesus in Lk 6:46 acknowledged that people believed in Him but goes on to say? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why call ye Me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lord, Lord,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and do no the things I say?â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total hypocrisy! Then He goes on to say one who hears My sayings and doeth them is wise, but he who hears and doeth them not, is a foolish man. James said in Ch 2 verse 24 that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not saved by faith only though most people believe that we are. What a tragedy that people only want to look at that one ingredient in Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipe for salvation. Bu thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more. We must believe in the word of God. Paul said Rom 10:17 faith comes from hearing the Word! Thy word is truth, Jesus said, and the truth shall make you free. Nothing else will make you free! But then again, the Bible teaches the necessity of repentance. Which is a change. A change of heart, a change of life. Jesus said except ye repent ye shall perish. But you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just take that ingredient of the recipe for being saved. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more. Acts 2:38 Peter said to repent and be baptized for the remission of sins. So baptism is one of the ingredients for being saved. Is it the most important? No No. But, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just as important any other of the ingredients. Can we leave out any of them? No. It takes the whole recipe! Jesus said in Mark 16:16, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. He that believeth not shall be damned.â&#x20AC;? And so, someone will jump and say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;See there you can leave out baptism!â&#x20AC;? That is not true at all. The verse simply means you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave out belief. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean you can leave out baptism! You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave any of the ingredients out. Friends, this is a partial list of things required of us if we want to go to Heaven. Our hope and our prayer for you is to study the Bible. And if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to visit the Cosby Church of Christ weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to have you. Everyone is welcome. We meet on Highway 321 approx 15 miles from light #3 in Gatlinburg. We meet Sunday 10 A.M. and 6 P.M. and Wed 7 P.M.

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re l i g i o n brief Haggard keeps meetings in home

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Former megachurch pastor Ted Haggard said he will continue to hold weekly prayer meetings at his home, three years after he was ousted from the church he founded amid a scandal involving a male prostitute and drug use. Haggard said that he was heartened by the 150 people who attended last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first prayer and that he wants to continue the gatherings at his home every Thursday. Haggard resigned from New Life Church in 2006 after a man revealed that the pastor paid him for sex for more than three years.

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Local ◆ B5

Sunday, November 22, 2009 ◆ The Mountain Press

Library board seeking new members Guidelines provided From Submitted Reports Sevier County Public Library Board of Trustees has decided to meet monthly instead of every other month until the new ibrary opens and things are running smoothly. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., usually at the Main Library. The Dec. 1 meeting will be held at the Seymour branch. In 2010, the board will need three new members due to term limits. Janet King, who has been board chairwoman during the last several years, will be going off the board. She encourages persons to consider submitting applications

for the board and to contact any member with questions. Board member contact information is available at any of the library system branches. The library board is made up of nine members, with two serving on the Nolichucky Regional Library Board. Membership is open to Sevier County residents. Board members are not paid for their service. Terms are for three-year periods. The board also includes several ex-officio volunteer members, who do not vote. The public may recommend people for the board, with applications available at or at any branch.

New members are nominated by the sitting members and submitted for approval to the Sevier County Commission. Among the nine members are a city of Sevierville representative, Administrator Steve Hendrix; and a County Commission representative, Commissioner Judy Godfrey. Other board members include David Sarten, Marye Rose, Muriel Higgins, Janet King, Kitty Manscill, Bill Yett and Dewey Manis as well as ex-officio members Robert Grover, Dwight Shephard and Dave Bradley. The main responsibilities of the library board are to hire the director; do long range planning, policy writing

and evaluation; review and approve an annual operating budget; and be advocates for the library system. As the new library building nears completion, the challenges of the board have increased to include development of new policies for meeting rooms, food services and security. The new King Family Library on Gary Wade Boulevard is on schedule to be completed sometime in mid-spring. The building exterior is in the final stages, with the limestone and brickwork under way. The interior steel work is completed, wiring under way and sheetrock going up. In a few weeks, the interior finish work will begin.

for support of Guard From Submitted Reports NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s largest National Guard unit is scheduled to deploy to Camp Shelby, Miss., on or about Dec. 5. At Camp Shelby, the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, which includes many members from Sevier County, will transition to active duty status and conduct predeployment training for approximately two months prior to their departure for Iraq. The regiment plans to allow block leave for the soldiers at some time during the Christmas holidays. According to

Army regulations, soldiers are responsible for their own transportation to and from destinations while on leave status. In several areas of the state, including Sevier County, efforts are currently under way to raise funds to provide the soldiers transportation from Camp Shelby to their home stations, should they be granted leave. Although units of the Tennessee National Guard are free to accept unsolicited donations, rules prohibit the direct or indirect solicitation of money or services by units and unit-sponsored support organizations.

B6 â&#x2014;&#x2020; Local

The Mountain Press â&#x2014;&#x2020; Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holidays all about unity The front yard has become a colorful collage, covered with different shades of orange, red, and gold. Several cars with license plates displaying various states pull in the driveway, crunching over the fallen colors. Grandma hugs the breath out of me before even entering the house. Aunts and uncles converse in the living room, being reunited for the first time in months. Everyone is anxious for the celebration yet to come, having fasted all day in anticipation of the event. Finally, Mom comes out of the kitchen and makes the announcement. Thanksgiving dinner is ready. Firstly, the great turkey is passed around, topped with stuffing and oozing gravy. It is followed by a massive honey baked ham, its aroma traveling around the table much more hastily than the plate can be passed. Next comes a radiant dish of homemade cranberry sauce accompanied by green peas, sweet corn, fresh rolls, candied yams and mashed potatoes. Finally, the caboose of the long train of dishes approaches containing a fresh pumpkin pie. All of the dishes return to their starting point barren and empty.

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are made as everyone begins slipping on coats and scarves. They then exit into the nippy air, returning to their slumbering vehicles. Having been fully satisfied by their meal to last until next year, everyone leaves the driveway, and departs in all different directions on their own unique path of life. Wherever the coming year make take them, they will never forget the single day when all of their paths met at a crossroad, so that they may cease their traveling and enjoy a pleasant evening in unity. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dylan Gamza is a senior at Sevier County High School. E-mail to

Local ◆ B7

Sunday, November 22, 2009 ◆ The Mountain Press


1. Get a turkey 2. Get a pan 3. Cook it at 250 for 5 hours 4. Get it out 5. Get a forke 6. Eat it — Kaden Velez

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some plates and forks and spoons. Put the turkey on the plate and eat it. — Cassie Kear First you go the store, and you look for a turkey. Go home. Then you put pepper and salt on it. Then you put it in the oven. Cook it for 30 minutes on 40 degrees. When it’s ready, you fix the table. Then you eat. — Tucker Calfee

1. You will need a turkey. 2. You will need a pan. 3. You will put siesuning on it. 4. You will cook it for 5 hous. 5. You will enjoy it! — Lacie Smith

First you go to the turkey pen and get one. Then you prepare the bird. Cook for 3 hours or until done. Get the forks and eat. Feed leftover turkey to the chickens. — Zach

1. First tou get a turkey. 2. Get the turkey out of the bag and put in in a pan. 3. Add spices. 4. Put the turkey in the oven at 400° for 20 menets. 5. Eat the turkey! — Michael

Fist you go to the store for the turkey. Then you go home. Cook the turkey for 20 minutes on 11 degrees. You put out plates. Then you put spoons out. Put the turkey on a tray and eat it. — Amber

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First you to the store and buy the bird. Take it home. Thaw and wash the bird. Heat the oven — Braydon Helton to 375°. Fix the bird by stuffing it with dressing. Then First you buy it at the salt and pepper it. Cook it store. for 3 hours. Remove from You take it home and the oven and cut it up and unwrap it. serve with peas, corn, and Next you put on the potatoes. salt and pepper and then — Mitch Pence you put the turkey on a pan. Then you turn the First you go to Kroger oven on 65° and cook it to buy a turkey. You take for 1 minute. it home. Unrap the turkey Take the turkey out and cut the legs off of it and of the oven and peel the throw them away. Put the meat off the bone. Then rest of the it on a pan. Put you eat it. the pan in the oven. Turn — Mariah Giles the oven to 20° and cook the turkey for 10 minutes. Take the turkey out of the Megan Stinnet’s oven. Cut it into little pieces. class Put them on a plate and eat them. 1. Get one from the — Katie Prouty store 2. Unwrap and season First you go the store, and it you pick the right one you 3. Put it in the oven for want to take home with you. When you get home you put 5 hours at 550° 4. Cut and enjoy. it in the oven. Cook it on — Abby Chapman 10 degrees for 20 minutes. Put it out of the oven. When 1. Get a turkey from the it is out of the oven cut it up then you get forks and spoons, and you eat the turkey. — Logan Agee

store. 2. put it in to the pan. 3. Put pepper on my turkey. 4. Put in the oven for 30 minutes. 5. Take it out and eat. — Adrianna Morse 1. Buy a Turkey 2. Season the Turkey 3. Put it in the oven 4. And cook for 5 min at 250 degrees. 5. Then sit down and eat. — Alex Hurst First put butr on the turkey. Second put on a montr and lasst put it in the oven and cook for 10 hours at 400° — CJ Robinson

5. Eat and n joye. — Caleb Marshall 1. You cut all the bones out. 2. Then you spise it. 3. You put it in the pot. 4. You Fri it n The pot. 5. Eat — Deserae Parsons 1. Get or turkey. 2. Defrost it. 3. Put seasin on it. 4. Put it in the oven for an hour. 5. Check it three times. 6. Take out and stuf it. 7. And eat and enjoy. — Destiny Batts

1. Go to the store and get a turkey. 2. You need a pan for a turkey. 1. Get a turkey from the 3. You need to cook a store. turkey in a stove. 2. Spis it 4. You need to teke the 3. Put the Turkey on a from the stove and cut it. pan 5. Then you enjoy the 4. Cook it foor 5 haurs turkey. — Jill Patel

First you go to the store. Then you go home and take the plastic off and get some flour. You put vegetables and put the turkey on the pan. Then you cook it for 50 hours on 75°. You get the plates and forks and then you eat it. — Zareeah Justus First you get the turkey at the store. Then you go home with your fresh turkey. When you get home, you take the wrapper off. You put the turkey on a pan and cook it for 10 minutes on 20 degrees. You pass out the forks and plates. Then you eat it. Bye Bye Turkey.

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Bake some turkey. When you are don put some salt and pepper. Put some milk. That is how to cook a turkey. But you have to cook the turkey for half a hour. Then you put turkey in the oven for 10 minutes at 24 hours. — Olivia Shoot a turkey. Then bake over nite with pepper and salt mix. Put it into the bowl and cook it for 34 hours. mmm it will be good. — David You can cook a turkey in a pot! I can cook a turkey on a grill. I can cook a turkey in an oven! I can cook a turkey in the microwave! You have to put salt and pepper on it. — Bianca Buy a turkey. You put the turkey in a pot. You put the pot in the oven. Then when it is done you put salt and pepper on it. — Doug You need these ingredients: pepper, salt, salsa, fruit skin, six gallons of water a drop of hot sauce, cheese, and butter. Put in in the oven until 6:00 — Luke You can go to the store get a turkey and hot sauce. Put salt on it and cut it so it can lay and cook on the inside and out. Put it in the oven for 12 minutes. Eat! — Colton I cook it with salt and pepper for 90 minutes. I put it in the refrigerator for 7 minutes. My family eats it. — Shane

B8 ◆ Local

The Mountain Press ◆ Sunday, November 22, 2009

No two pairs of shoes are alike (Editor’s note: First-run Trail Mix columns will return next week. Here is one from 2008.) Well, this past week I was looking down into the holler toward Webb’s Creek thinking about how most of America’s early explorers and pioneers owned just one pair of shoes. When John Wayne rode off into the sunset you never saw a half-dozen pairs of shoes flopping across his saddle. He won the entire West owning one pair of cowboy boots and (judging by his stride) that pair didn’t even fit that well. There were no moccasin racks in tepees and Smoky Mountain pioneer men like Wiley Oakley secured many items in their backpacks, but plush evening slippers was not one of them. It was a glorious time when a man would scoff at the need for clean socks and when womenfolk wore hi-topped leather shoes for those brief stints when they weren’t barefoot and pregnant. Ahh.....the good ole’ days! Today, shoes account for most of our domestic use gross national product and the shoe industry is the foundation of our nation’s economic system. The housing and oil industries are important, but if the shoe industry ever falters it is time to can beans and store liquid refreshments. Thank goodness there is little risk for a shoe recession because we all need special shoes for virtually every activity and women need them for every colored piece of clothing in their lives. How did I ever wade in streams without my stylishly fluorescent aqua shoes? Which came first: the mustardcolored shoes or the mustard-colored dress? Last week I carefully,

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though secretly, examined all of the shoes of our church members at the annual Big Fish Fry and discovered that absolutely no two pairs were alike. I continued staring at other people’s shoes for the remainder of the week and my initial findings were confirmed. I should not have been surprised. After all, when was the last time you were in an important business meeting or in line at a wedding reception and heard, “Hey, nice shoes. We match!” Each pair of shoes is like a snowflake. It would be irresponsible to avoid a brief mention of “snowflake” functionality or lack thereof. In my humble opinion high heeled shoes and 50,000-watt electronic billboards are in the same category of stupid and unsafe ideas. Ladies, I don’t mean to step on your toes, but what in the world are you thinking? Walking

shoes, not high heels are a much better shoe to help exhibit skinnier and more muscular-looking legs. Walking on tiptoes? I don’t think so. I own a pair of flipflops, leather sandals from Bass Pro Shopa, fluorescent aqua shoes, brown dress shoes, black

dress shoes, cowboy boots, running shoes and seven pairs of the coolest hiking boots ever. (I do love my Vasque Sundowner Summit GTX boots.) I guess if I were an explorer on a horse riding into the sunset I would have to string 13 pairs of shoes and boots across the back of my saddle, and my wife would require at least three additional pack mules. That is just how it looks from my log cabin. — John LaFevre is a local speaker and co-author of the interactive national park hiking book series,

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MORRISTOWN — Walters State Community College invites community members to join in the area’s first Slam Jam Poetry Contest at 6 p.m. Monday in the lobby of the Inman Humanities Complex. The contest is open to everyone, and cash prizes will go to the winners. “Slam poetry is just performance poetry,” said Sherri Jacobs, assistant professor of English and advisor to Word Up, the college’s English club. Word Up is sponsoring the poetry contest. “Slam Jam poetry involves poetry, beats and jazz. Word Up is proud to sponsor this contest in Morristown, since events have been held in Knoxville but not Morristown. Huge competitions happen in Nashville and all over the United States, so its popularity is growing.” Jacobs added that slam poetry isn’t just reading a poem, but performing it dramatically. “Slamming” poetry makes poetry more alive.

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10B Â&#x2039; Classifieds 242 RESTAURANT Now Hiring: Assistant Kitchen Manager & Experienced Cooks. Apply in person at: Blaineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill & Bar light #8 Gatlinburg MonFri 11:30am-3pm $26,000-$48,000 a year National chain looking for restaurant managers. No Breakfast or Late Nights. Qualifications: Must have proven team building skills & knowledge of P & L Call David Long 865-3889656. Email resume to ldavid211@comcast.n et. 247 MAINTENANCE Maintenance Requires good exp. in general interior repair and various skills such as electrical, plumbing, etc. Full time, year round with full benefits. Drug free workplace. Tree Tops Resort 865436-6559

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1/2BR Apartment. Quiet neighborhood. No pets. Call 4533177 or 850-1693.

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

Studio condo on Pkwy, furn, util inc, wifi, cbl, indr pool $200/ wk 540-397- 4977

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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

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922 Burden Hill Rd (Triplex) 3 minutes to downtown Sevierville. Clean 1BR 1BA, city view, $450. 865-2865070 A Great Location. 1 block off Pkwy, near Walmart. 2BR 2BA, carport, patio. Nonsmoking environment, no pets please. $535 mth, year lease. 4535396

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557 MISC. SALES Cannon Pool Table 8 ft Solid wood, slate surface Leather pockets. $1000 OBO 429-0127 or 654-7185 Buyer must move. 581 PETS Sheltie Pups 9 weeks Shots. $300 865654-6208.

Boyds Creek 2BR/2BA Condo. Lots of Storage, $600 a mon. 573-1099 CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5BA $545 2BR/2BA Large Garden apartment $570.00 to $580.00 865-429-4470 For Rent: 2BR $550. 1st & Last mo., w/d conn. New construction, downtown Sevierville & Riverwalk. Call Phyllis 455-5821. 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

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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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Bedroom mobile home. $450.00 month. $500.00 deposit. References required. Call 428-4242

3BR 2BA Kodak area. $550 mth $550 dep. No pets. 3824199. 3BR 2BA mobile home. No pets. $550 mth $600 dep Kodak 9320588 CLOSE IN TO SEV 2BR/2BA, Stove, Fridge, D/W, Includes Mowing. $575 a mo. Lease, Ref. Req. 1st, Last and Damage. No Pets. Rebecca 621-6615 Douglas Lake 2BR private lot $550 mth $350 dep. No pets. 865-428-9963 Furnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Sleeps 2. Gat. Very clean & private. $100 wk Water incl. 579-1514. 699 HOME RENTALS 1BR 1BA cabin in Cosby area for rent. $600 mth includes water & satellite. Will need 1st last & security to move in. Small pets welcome. 865-6846028.

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

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


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

3BR 2BA with basement. Great location near high school. No pets. $900 mth + sec. 368-6799

3BR house $600 mth in Sevierville. No pets. Call 865-2564809. 4BR/1.5BA, $1000/mo + deposit. 1444 Twin Oaks Rd. 423-967-6544. A fully furn. ranch style in Gat. 3 bedR. 2 ba. Utilities included. No pets $325 per wk. 1st, last and dep. 436-4710 or 865-292-9162 Between Gat & Pig. F. 1BR 1.5 BA Log Cabin Fully Furn King bed + hide-abed, W/D, 2 porches, jacuzzi, electric, water & satellite paid. No Pets. $250 Wk. 1st, last & Dep. 436-4710 or 865292-9162 CONV. TO SEV Vaulted Ceiling, Stone F/P, Loft, W/wet bar. Garage, Freshly Painted, No Pets or Smokers. Lease and Ref. Req. $1,100 per mo. includes mowing. 1st, Last + Deposit. Rebecca 621-6615. For rent in Sevierville: 4BR 2BA & bonus room. No pets. $900 mth. Call 654-6898 or 4280769 Furnished Log Cabin on large creek 1BR, FP, Hottub $700 per month 423-487-5020. Gatlinburg 2BR mobile home $400 mth + electric. Central H/A. Buckhorn Rd. 430-9082 Gatlinburg Cobbly Nob 2BR 2BA, all appl. fp Hot tub, mountain view $900 mth. 423-487-5020 House for rent. Seymour. References, credit check, security dep required. No pets. $750 mth. Call 615-494-0015 after 7pm for application information. 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 Log Cabin 3BR 2.5BA Sterling Springs Furnished. $1500 mth + dd. Call Phyllis 455-5821. Newer Home 3BR 2BA All appliances. Great location in Sevierville. $900 mth. 202-9340 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

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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

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 BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SEVIERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 yr old, 3 br, 2 ba home on 2/3 acre. Needs TLC, but only $110,000. Special financing available. Brittany LeTourneau, 9225500. Webb Properties. First Time Home Buyers Get Tax Credit Now 3 bedroom 2 bath 423-608-8146

2BR Fireplace, Furnished or unfurnished. Wears Valley/PF. $800 mth. Credit check/ References. Call Bonnie/Cheryl 865908-6000 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba house in Sevierville. References required. 750.00 per mo. 500.00 damage dep. No pets. 865573-3549



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BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Huge, detached garage w/ this 3 yr old, 3 br, 2 ba home on 2.5 acres. Need some space? This is it! Special financing a v a i l a b l e . $154,900. Bruce Webb, 922-5500. Webb Properties.

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FORECLOSURE SALE 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in Kodak area. Financing Available. Call 865-604-3565 for appointment. FSBO in Kodak Beautiful 3BR 2BA home in Grand View Estates. Over 1800 sq ft, all on 1 level, 2 car garage, large back yard. $159,900. Call 865-661-3298 711 CONDOS FOR SALE BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DUPLEX. Both units have 2 br. & great location. One unit needs repairs, but priced @ only $105,000! Dagan Greene, 922-5500. Webb Properties. BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NEAR DOLLYWOOD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Upscale, resort 1 br condo. Fully furnished, many amenities. Listed @ $164,500, but accepting offers. Bruce Webb, 865/922-5500. Webb Properties.


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BANK OWNED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beautiful 1 yr old 2 br, 2 ba doublewide in exclusive Keenland farms. Rare opportunity for only $94,900! Bruce Webb, 9225500. Webb Properties.

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

721 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Commercial or Residential Small House in Sevierville on North Parkway. Ideal for small business. 8502487.

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Log Cabins on Hwy 321 S. for lease Business and or business living quarters. Call Cheryl 865-3688640.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 ◆ The Mountain Press


Jennifer Cairns Baker was inducted into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame.


Lt. Col. William Pickron Jr. of Murfreesboro has been elected to the Hall of Fame.

Aviation hall inducts four new members


Jim Ethridge of Memphis was inducted during the recent ceremonies in Sevierville.


Submitted report SEVIERVILLE — Over 400 people witnessed the Induction of four Tennesseans into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame during the eighth annual banquet and induction ceremony at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation. This year’s event dedicated part of the program to a celebration of Evelyn Bryan Johnson’s 100th birthday. Johnson, an aviation legend, was inducted in 2002 and turned 100 years old on Nov. 4. Her 57,640 logged flight hours, more than any woman in aviation history, earned her a place intThe Guinness Book of World Records. Johnson manages Morristown’s municipal airport. A 2009 honoree, Lt. Col. William H. Pickron Jr., a pilot to many Tennessee governors, was surprised when he discovered that his World War II era friends were on hand: Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland, Lt. Col. Ed Yeilding, Lt. Col. Charlie Brakebill and Staff Sgt. Dennis Livesay. Gilliland was Lockheed’s chief test pilot for the SR-71 “Blackbird” development and still holds the record for the most flight hours at three times the speed of sound. Yeilding is the holder of a number of speed records in the SR-71, including a coast-to-coast flight time of 67 minutes 54 seconds. Brakebill and Livesay rounded out Pickron’s former Air Force comrades. Inductees for 2009: Nashville native Jennifer Cairns Baker; Memphian Jim D. Ethridge; the the late E. Ward King of Kingsport; and Pickron of Murfreesboro. Baker was honored for her advocacy for aircraft maintenance technicians and that profession. She owns the Baker School of Aeronautics in Nashville, a certification training school. Ethridge, a member of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority


Aviation legend Evelyn Bryan Johnson celebrated her 100th birthday at the banquet. She manages Morristown’s airport. and former member and chairman of the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission, has made numerous contributions to the airports and aviation industry in Tennessee. King founded Tennessee’s first intrastate commuter airline. Pickron, in addition to his military service, served as the state’s first chief pilot. He also made flights to successfully transport lifesaving human organs in extreme weather conditions. The Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame is Tennessee’s repository and archive for aviation history. Those selected for induction must have made a significant and enduring contribution or service to aviation from within Tennessee, or be a native Tennessean. To date, 33 men and women have been enshrined. Their stories are displayed on permanent plaques that hang in a place of honor in the Tennessee Museum of Aviation, located at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport in Sevierville.



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The Mountain Press â&#x2014;&#x2020; Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gatlinburg Christmas parade to honor Smokies GATLINBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In honor of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smokies Superintendent Dale Ditmanson will serve as grand marshal of the 34th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade on Dec. 4. Classic motor cars and period dancing routines will salute the Smokiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; anniversary at the lead of the parade. Representatives of the park partners, including Friends of the Smokies and Great Smoky Mountains Association, will also ride the grand marshal floats. Steve McGranahan, known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Strongest Redneck,â&#x20AC;? will serve as honorary grand marshal. The parade starts at 7:30 p.m. downtown, with more than 100 entries, including over a dozen marching bands and giant helium balloons. Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s autograph party begins at 6 p.m. at Riverbend Mall, in the midst of a main viewing area for the parade at traffic light No. 3 in front of the Welcome Center. The parade begins at traffic light 1A on Highway 321 and ends at light 10. Pre-parade performances by the Walters State Performing Arts Program, Elizabeth Williams Dance Academy, and the Winter Tunes & Tales carolers are also planned. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holiday lights program has received $1.5 million in new displays plus a 100-percent conversion to energy-efficient LED bulbs over the past three years. Santa Claus always makes a special appearance in the parade, scheduled this year for Dec. 4. To learn more, visit


Kiwanis solicits food for yule parade float From Submitted Reports The 47th annual Sevierville Christmas Parade will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 5, beginning at First Baptist Church parking lot. Last year the Sevierville Kiwanis club discussed themes and decorations for its Christmas float, but kept coming back to the same dilemma. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to do a great float, but still use it so that it would benefit our community,â&#x20AC;? said President Jessica Page. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After looking at the need for the basic necessities in our county at this time, we thought weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d try something a little different.â&#x20AC;? The Kiwanis Club decided to go with a plain float and spend the money that would have been used to decorate it on food to be donated to the Sevier County Food Ministries. The float was so successful the club has decided to do it again this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just felt that our funds would be better used and bring attention to the demands that are on the food ministry right now,â&#x20AC;? said club vice president Amy Kingery. The club is asking the community to help decorate the float with food donations that will be taken directly to the agency following the parade. There are several businesses supporting the effort by being drop-off points for food donations: Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation, Pioneer Credit, Sevier Title, Mountain National Bank and all five branches of the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We realize that there are a lot of food drives being done by different organizations, but the demand hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let up. The food ministry is feeding a minimum of 1,100 families per week. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really hard to imagine the level of need and what it takes to fill that need,â&#x20AC;? said Page. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are asking you to drop off food at any of the locations, or you can bring it to the parade.â&#x20AC;? Food City will provide grocery carts to collect the food.

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