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Obituaries Johathan Meyers, 49 Charles Miller Sr. Jackie Alexander, 77

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Family spend a little time with the departing guardsmen before they load up for the bus ride to Mississippi for a couple of weeks of training then heading back for a short holiday break.

278th leaves to train for Iraq By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — Loved ones of the 278th Armored Calvary Division saw their loved ones off at the Pigeon Forge Armory Sunday morning as they left for training in Mississippi. Their hearts were a little heavy, but there was great comfort in knowing they would reunite with their families in two weeks for a few days around Christmas. Pvt. Michael Jarrell stayed close to wife Jennifer, son Elijah, 6, and daughter Olivia, 4, before he had to board the bus. See 278th, Page A4

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Pvt. Michael Jarrell enjoys the 278th Armored Calvary Division’s Christmas party on Friday with children Elijah and Olivia and wife Jennifer.


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From Submitted Reports SEVIERVILLE — Farmers, ranchers and other eligible voters are reminded to cast ballots in local FSA County Committee elections before next Monday’s deadline. “It is crucial that all farmers and ranchers in Sevier County vote in this election to give them a voice in how FSA programs are administered in our area,� said James Giffin, executive director of the Farm Service Agency in Sevier County. Ballots were mailed Staff

County Mayor Larry Waters cuts the ribbon to officially open Willie’s Restaurant on Chapman Highway in Seymour. The restaurant serves sandwiches, Italian food and daily lunch specials. It also serves Sisters ice cream and espresso. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11-9 Friday and Saturday. Call 773-0170.

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A Kodak second-grader will share the field with the pros at the beginning of the Tennessee TitansMiami Dolphins game on Dec. 20 in Nashville. Justin Rodney, 7, has been selected as a regional winner of the Farm Bureau InsuranceTennessee’s “Tennessee Titans Kids Captain� contest. Farm Bureau Insurance offices in Tennessee keep boxes for children ages 5 to 11. For each Titan’s game, one child is named the winner of items in the box. The items include four tickets to the game, a Titan’s jersey and a child-size football helmet. The winner also has the opportunity to walk onto the field with the team captains at the beginning of the game for the coin toss and have his picture made with the players. “The kids have a ball with it,� said Morris Monroe, agency manager of Sevier County Farm Bureau’s Kodak office. “Farm Bureau does a lot for the community, including donating to the schools and sponsoring scholarships. This is the

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Campground only item on agenda for for county planners Meeting set for Tuesday at courthouse By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

SEVIERVILLE — Just how far has the local construction market fallen? Well, at a time when the register of deeds’ office is reporting its lowest October figures in a decade or so and Gatlinburg has canceled its Planning Commission sessions for the last couple months, the county’s planning group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the courthouse with just one item on the agenda. As the recession has drawn on, the group’s slate has dwindled from two pages at times to just a few items each month. It’s never been this far down since the county implemented zoning in 2006, though. Set to be considered Tuesday is a site plan for the Cove Creek Resort campground development off Wears Valley Road. Work on the site has been ongoing for quite some time, with a pool and clubhouse already constructed. The plan calls for 113 camping sites on 19.78 acres bounded on two sides by Mattox Cemetery Road and Cove Creek. It’s that proximity to the waterway that has given the development its name, one of its main draws besides being in the shadow of Cove Mountain and what might turn out to be one of its biggest liabilities. The creek winds its way along the back of the property, at times twisting and turning onto the land set to one day host those massive RVs. This year’s heavy rains have also sent it over its banks and onto the property multiple times. Known for being

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flood-prone, Cove Creek spilled onto the development area high enough to reach the clubhouse at least once this year and neighbors downstream have watched as construction equipment from the site, including plastic culverts, washed down the stream during storms. Still, it’s unclear that will serve as a hindrance to getting approval for the plan. Already there are a number of campgrounds in the county by such waterways, including a host of them along Waldens Creek, which Cove Creek empties into, in Pigeon Forge. Not only do many campers want to stay by a stream, campgrounds are considered by many to be the perfect use for such areas because they have few permanent structures to cause a problem in the event of flooding. Additionally, the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals has ruled that the things typically associated with campgrounds – concrete pads, sewage systems and roads – do not fall under the governance of regulations dictating that structures cannot be built in the flood hazard area. Cove Creek Resort, however, may come under some scrutiny because, as the map its developers submitted to the Planning Commission shows, the club house and pool actually are within the 100-year flood designation. n dhodges@themountainpress.

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 Samantha Anne Baldwin, 18, of 1028 Indian Gap Circle, Sevierville, was charged Dec. 4 with theft of property. She was released. u Austin Frederick Busha, 25, of 1277 Millwood Dr., Sevierville, was charged Dec. 4 with general theft. He was released on $1,000 bond. u Francisco Javise Camacho, 24, of 620 Delany Dr., Kodak, was charged Dec. 4 with driving without a license, violation of registration law and financial responsibility law. He was released on $500 bond. u Samuel David Cooper, 54, of 203 Caton Ave., Sevierville, was charged Dec. 4 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. u Mamadou Diallo, 29, of 236 Forest Hill Dr. #2, Sevierville, was charged Dec. 5 with shoplifting greater than $100, first offense. He was released on $2,000 bond. u Rachel Naomie Diallo, 30, of 236 Forest Hill Chapter 7 •

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Ret. SSGT Jonathan M. Myers, 49, of Columbus, GA., passed away on December, 3 2009. His service will be Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 1:30 p.m. at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest after the service. The family also had a service at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home, Columbus, Ga., on December 7, 2009. Mr. Myers was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to parents Homer Marshall and Annie Mildred May Myers. He is preceded in death by his father. Mr. Myers served in Germany during the cold war and Desert Storm, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. He enjoyed Nascar racing and attending the races. After his retirement he volunteered with the Red Cross at the Martin Army Hospital. He was a member of the American Legion 202, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Myers, of Cusseta, Georgia, mother, Mildred Myers, of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, two daughters, Kira and Jenna Myers, of Seymour, Tennessee, two sisters, Marcia Breeden of Sevierville, Tennessee and Susan Myers of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and one stepson, Eric Giddens He is survived by two brothers, Ken E. Myers, and wife Marsha, Steven Myers, three grandchildren, Jousha Renew, Jessica, and Brittany Renew, and his dog, UPS. The family request no flowers, but donations may be made to the Scholarship Fund of American Legion 202, P. O. Box 724, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, or The Ben Atchley Veterans Home, 1 Veteran’s Way, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Charles Miller Sr. Charles Miller Sr. died December 4, 2009 at Sevier County Health Care in Sevierville. Charles was born and raised in Anne-Arundel County, Maryland on April 20, 1918. He retired from Kuntz Audio Visual Company. He then moved to Hollywood, Florida where he met and married Dorothy Walker and moved to Pembroke Pines where they lived until they moved to Sevierville in 2005. Charles and Dorothy were married for 14 happy years. Charles is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Charles Miller, Jr. and wife, Barbara; son, Joseph Walker and wife, Susan; daughter Janet Schanzle and husband, Robert; son, Donald Walker and wife, Susan; son, Raymond Walker; son, Robert Walker; daughter, Sharyl Lewis and husband, Mark. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 7, 2009 at Rawlings Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Interment will be Thursday, December 10, 2009 in Maryland.

Jackie R. Alexander Jackie R. Alexander age 77 of Kodak, TN. died December 4, 2009 at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice in Knoxville, TN.

Musicians pitch in for Bluegrass Music Museum OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Musicians are pitching in to raise money for Owensboro’s International Bluegrass Music Museum to help spread the following for bluegrass music far beyond this country’s borders. Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, a Tennessee-based band, will kick off a series of benefit concerts for the museum on Thursday. Gabrielle Gray, the museum’s executive director, said Smith is the first of several artists who have announced plans to come to the western Kentucky city to assist the museum. “The International Bluegrass Music Museum is preserving an important part of America’s musical history in a very welcoming, interactive, fun, yet classy way,� Smith said in a statement. The Grascals, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2006 and 2007 entertainers of the year, are also planning a concert here to raise money, Gray said. Dates have not yet been finalized. Jimmy Mattingly, a Leitchfield native who has played fiddle with the Grascals, Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, among others, is also talking about an Owensboro show for the museum, Gray said. The Dec. 10 concert will be webcast live over Radio Bluegrass International, the museum’s online radio station, Gray said.

Jackie was a member of Smoky Mt. Church of Christ. He was a Mason and Shriner. Survivors include his wife, DeEtte Alexander of Kodak; sons, Jackie Ronald Alexander II of Sevierville; Ronald Ellis Alexander of Maine; daughter, Marjorie Steel Alexander Evans of Columbia, S.C.; brother, Jesse Kenneth Alexander of Trinity, TX; sisters, Edith Hoffman of Houston, TX; Frieda Jo Kelsey of New Mexico; 6 grandchildren. Services will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at Rawlings Funeral Home in Sevierville with Minister Al Behel Officiating. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. You may share your thoughts and memories with the family on our website. n www.rawlingsfuneralhome.com

“He just finished basic training, and this is his first deployment,� said Jennifer as she watched her husband in formation. “We still don’t know what to expect. We’re still learning — he’s still learning.� A giggly Olivia said she thinks her father will “play� after he leaves with his unit. “No, he won’t play,� Elijah told her. “I think he’ll fight.� When he returns for the holidays, the family plans to just stay home and take it easy. Cindy Shipley can’t believe she’s seeing off her baby boy, Pvt. Adam Hensley, 19, to his first deployment. “My brother was in Desert Storm, and Adam was 6 months old when we went to see him off at Fort Hood, Texas,� said Shipley, whose family is from Greeneville. “They’ve talked quite a bit — they share that Army language.� Shipley can’t wait until her family is together again for Christmas. “I don’t know how you can be so proud and upset at the same time,� she said with a laugh. “It’s hard, but I’ve never discouraged him from doing this.� Spc. James Reed is looking forward to opening gifts with wife Danielle and his young daughters when he returns in a couple of weeks. “It’s my first deployment,� said Reed, who grew up in Sevierville. “She (Danielle) hates that I can be called up anytime.� But Danielle, a Hurricane Katrina evacuee who met her husband when she moved to Tennessee, is still immensely proud of her husband. “We both worked at Wal-Mart — he actually proposed to me in the

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Obama pushes health bill in Capitol stop Sunday WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed directly to senators’ desire for historymaking change and their short-term political fears Sunday in urging them to stand together and overhaul the nation’s health care system. At the request of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Obama made a trip to the Capitol during a rare weekend legislative session to ask rankand-file Democrats to work for compromise and do it quickly. Vice President Joe

Biden joined Obama for the closed-door meeting. Greeted by applause, Obama spoke for 45 minutes and took no questions, according to several lawmakers. He highlighted the progress he said his administration has made on jobs, and focused on the implications for remaking a health care system that represents one-sixth of the economy. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said Obama described the health care bill as the “most significant social legislation in decades so don’t lose it.�

Reid called the weekend session as he races to finish the 10-year, nearly $1 trillion bill by Christmas. The legislation would provide coverage to more than 30 million additional people over the next decade with a new requirement for nearly everyone to purchase insurance. There would be new marketplaces where people could shop for and compare insurance plans, and lower-income people would get subsidies to help them afford coverage. The federal-state Medicaid program for the

poor would grow, and there would be a ban on unpopular insurance company practices such as denying coverage based on medical history. With midterm congressional elections looming next year, Democrats are determined to revamp health care, achieving a long-sought goal that has proven elusive for decades. “In short, he (Obama) pledged to work with us in any meaningful way that he can. .... There are still a few things we have to work

Ohio inmate to get 1-drug, slower, execution COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Condemned killer Kenneth Biros could become the first person in the country put to death with a single dose of an intravenous anesthetic instead of the usual — and faster-acting — three-drug process if his execution proceeds Tuesday. The execution could propel other states to eventually consider the switch, which proponents say ends arguments over unnecessary suffering during injection. California and Tennessee previously considered then rejected the one-drug approach.

Though the untested method has never been used on an inmate in the United States, one difference is clear: Biros will likely die more slowly than inmates put to death with the threedrug method, which includes a drug that stops the heart. Lethal injection experts on both sides of the debate over injection say thiopental sodium, which kills by putting people so deeply asleep they stop breathing, will take longer. How much longer is unclear: Mark Dershwitz, an anesthesiologist who advised Ohio on its switch to the single drug, has written

death should occur in under 15 minutes. Ohio inmates have typically taken about seven minutes to die after the threedrug IV injection, which combines thiopental sodium with the drugs pancuronium bromide — which paralyzes muscles — and potassium chloride, which causes cardiac arrest. Dershwitz also said in a court filing last week that a single dose of thiopental sodium would take longer than the three drugs, though he didn’t specify a time. The switch from three drugs to one was ordered last month because of the

state’s botched attempt on Sept. 15 to execute convicted rapist and killer Romell Broom. His executioners tried unsuccessfully for two hours to find a usable vein for injection, painfully hitting bone and muscle in as many as 18 needle sticks. Gov. Ted Strickland halted the execution. Broom, 53, has appealed the state’s attempt to try again. Ohio officials contend the single-drug method should end a five-year-old lawsuit against the state that claims injection can cause inmates severe suffering.

out in the bill, but issues are being narrowed as we speak,� Reid told reporters after the meeting. Obama and Reid must unite liberals and moderates in the 60-member caucus, even as moderates balk over abortion and the option of government-run health insurance. Sixty is the precise number needed to overcome Republican stalling tactics in the 100member Senate, so Reid doesn’t have a vote to spare. “I think if we don’t deliver, we’ve got a problem,�

said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., when asked on a Sunday talk show about the political consquences for Democrats should they fail to produce a bill. Moderate and liberal lawmakers met throughout the day Saturday to try to find a compromise on the government insurance plan that they could all support and that could also potentially attract Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, the one Republican to vote for the Democrats’ health overhaul bill in committee.

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Palin’s Iowa stop spurs talk of presidential run www.seviercountysingles.com SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin greeted hundreds of admirers in Sioux City on Sunday, fueling speculation about a possible presidential run in 2012. Iowa’s caucuses traditionally kick off the presidential nominating season, and Republican strategists saw the stop in Palin’s national book-signing tour as a signal not to be missed. “No politician comes to Iowa by accident,� Republican strategist Tim Albrecht said. “Every politician knows the implications when they set foot here.� As with other stops on Palin’s book tour, the event was tightly controlled with photographers allowed in briefly and reporters banned. Palin arrived about 90 minutes late and didn’t speak publicly, other than to greet the crowd. “Thank you guys very much,� she said to those gathered to watch her arrival. Stan Millage of Sioux City began waiting in line at 4:30 a.m. to get his book signed. “She’s a down to earth person who will fight against the government,� Millage said. “I can see her out there fishing with the guys. Plus, she’s hot.� Other supporters also described Palin as down to earth and someone

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they thought might lead the country someday. “I think she’s one of the few individuals who can whip Congress into shape,� said Grant Buldhaupt, who drove nearly four hours from Des Moines. “She’s conservative, and she can stop the runaway government spending.� Iowa’s Republican caucuses have been increasingly dominated by social and religious conservatives like Palin. Many strategists noted that her book-signing event was in Republican-dominated western Iowa, which would likely be her base if she ran. “In Iowa Republican politics, the more populist and religious conservatives are in control,� Drake University political science professor Dennis Goldford said. “They adore her.�

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Choral Society concerts planned

The Sevier County Choral Society will present concerts featuring holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 214 Cedar St., Sevierville; and 4 p.m. Sunday at Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church, 237 Reagan Drive. Admission is free. Music includes Vivaldi’s Gloria and familiar carols and popular holiday music. For more information call 429-0252.

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Arrowmont to host guitarists

Guitarists Ed Gerhard and Bill Mize join for their 18th annual Christmas guitar concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Arrowmont School of Arts, 556 Parkway. Tickets are $18 and available at the door. Call 436-5860 for information. The two will perform Christmas music, as well as selected solo pieces.

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Clinic offering dental services

Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic has appointments available for teeth cleaning. The charge is $40 and includes X-rays. To be eligible a patient must live or work in Sevier County and have no health insurance. Tenn Care, Medicare or other coverage is not acceptable, even if there is no dental coverage. To make an appointment, call 774-7684.

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Library hosts gaming events

The Seymour Branch of Sevier County Public Library System is using video game nights to provide literacy concepts. The December gaming events: n Teen Video Game Night: Dec. 7 from 4-7 p.m. n Senior Video Game Night: Dec. 21 from 2–5 p.m. For more information e-mail to tkrug@sevierlibrary.org or call 577-7511.

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Photo group to meet at church

Rob Mosely of PicsReasy in Raleigh, Va., will present the program at the LeConte Photographic Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 500 Belle Ave. Mosely will bring samples of his work with instruction on how to create photo books as well as other items. PicReasy is a photo products company launched in March. Based in Raleigh, the company is part of ASAP direct mail, a printing and mailing company. For more information visit LeContePhotographic. Com, or attend the meeting.

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Library seeks hygiene items

The Pigeon Forge Public library is collecting hygiene items for the Family Resource Center. For every item brought in, past due fines will be removed from one’s account. For more information, call 429-7490.

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Cross burning trial set to begin KNOXVILLE (AP) — The history of cross burning has become part of the legal maneuvering as the trial of an Anderson County man nears. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton will decide if a University of Tennessee professor will testify in the Tuesday trial of Steven Archer, who is accused of violating the civil rights of an interracial couple living in a home on his family’s property. In July 2008, a cross was burned in front of the house in the Heiskell

community where William Milligan “Billy” Woodruff, 30, was living with his white fiancee, Emily Devente. It was reported that Devente is the niece of Archer, 49. His attorney James A. H. Bell suggested during a court hearing last week that Archer believed Woodruff was physically abusing his niece and selling drugs. The couple later married, then separated, and Devente has an order of protection against Woodruff, according to court documents. The

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“You’ll find Wall Street stock brokers and small business owners trying to find temporary retail jobs during the holidays.” — Ellen Davis, vice president of the National Retail Federation, on the impact of the sour economy during the holiday season

“Everyone had to buy into not to be denied in this game. To be a champion, that’s what you had to do. I’ve never been prouder of a group of players.” — Alabama football coach Nick Saban after his team defeated Florida 32-13 in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle to decide the SEC championship and earn a berth in the BCS championship game

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Klan, copied by others, and are widely recognized as a symbol of “bigotry, hate and violence,” Fleming testified at a hearing last week. According to court documents, Woodruff has a criminal record. In questioning the professor, Bell said this history includes drug convictions, and said that Woodruff also has a history of abuse to women. Fleming said she did not know that, but that it makes no difference in the general history and significance of cross burnings.

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“Blind Side”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The football-inspired drama “The Blind Side” has become the underdog hit of the season with a $20.4 million weekend and a box-office victory over “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” The Warner Bros. sports tale had been runner-up for the previous two weekends to Summit Entertainment’s vampire romance “New Moon,” which fell to second place with $15.7 million. Great word-of-mouth from fans has sustained “The Blind Side,” which stars Sandra Bullock as a woman whose family adopts homeless teen Michael Oher, now a rookie tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. “How outstanding is it to have a movie at No. 1 in


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Pearl Harbor attack began justified war Today is Pearl Harbor Day — not a very celebrated event as far as days of remembrance. It doesn’t seem to get the fanfare of other national observances. It seems to pass by without too much celebration, except with veterans of that war. I’m sure there are still military people who remember Dec. 7, 1941, when the Empire of Japan attacked our forces on Oahu, Hawaii with 351 planes. I know that each year there are fewer veterans of that engagement who are still alive. Those of us who were not born yet, or were too small to remember the attack, can only read about it or watch movies. I remember the old classic, “From Here to Eternity,” with a whole cast of characters of wellknown names. Remember Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr on the beach with the waves coming ashore — a really famous scene in that movie. Of course, there have been many other movies on the subject, with one just recently out called ”Pearl Harbor,” starring Ben Affleck. I’ve seen a few others, but can’t recall the titles. You can look them up and maybe watch some to get at least a Hollywood feel for that event. Movies can sometimes be very moving and emotional outlets for people. Sometimes they inspire us to actually read up on the subject and learn even more. Here’s some information for history buffs: The first gunfire or defensive action by the Americans came with the sinking of a Japanese submarine that had ventured into the defensive sea area of Pearl Harbor. Not many heeded this first warning of a pending attack, and it wasn’t until 2002 that the kill was confirmed by a submersible in 1300 feet of water near Oahu. The second warning was when U.S. radar picked up a large formation of planes. The watch officer at Fort Shafter took no action, thinking the planes were a flight of B-17s flying in from California. If we had had reason to believe that we would be attacked, we might have had our decoders break a Japanese message on Dec. 2 that arrived in Tokyo that said, ”Climb Mt. Nitake.” This was the prearrainged signal to wage war on the U.S. Japan had sent 32 vessels with 351 planes to attack Paearl Harbor. Only one plane failed to make it to the fight because of engine trouble. Some of the Japanese planes were on suicide missions (kamizakes). The U.S. forces had their aircraft carriers out to sea and were spared the attack at Pearl Harbor. Five battleships were sunk, including the Arizona which has been made into a memorial for visitors to see. Three other battleships, including the Tennessee, were damaged but not sunk. The Americans sounded the alarm and fired back in sporadic response. The Japanese, satisfied with the damage done, retreated to their carriers; 29 planes were lost along with 55 airmen. They headed back to Japan with what they thought was a victory. In this confrontation, we had a clear enemy and a country of origin. We could declare war and be sure we were going in the right direction. The “wars” we are involved in today do not fit this category. This is why we cannot win as we continue to risk American lives and destroy innocent lives in those counties. Both current administrations have lied and/or continued a lie in the name of fighting terrorism. We’ve had more than enough time to complete the mission, if there ever really was one to begin with. I believe we had ulterior motives for invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Since we identified 19 of the original hijackers as being from Saudia Arabia, why not start there? Let me answer that for you: They are our allies and can do no wrong. Maybe they think the American people are gullable and won’t catch on. Have you caught on yet? Last Tuesday night I listened to President Obama’s speech explaining his decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. I’ve disagreed with almost all the decisions this man has made so far, and it continues. Of course I disagreed with President Bush’s decision to invade there in the first place; 30,000 more troops — I suppose that poppy plants are a terrible thing to waste. Pearl Harbor vets: I salute you on your special day. — Dan M. Smith is a Cincinnati native and Gatlinburg resident. He is the author of the forthcoming book “So Far from Forfar.” His son is serving in the Air Force. E-mail to danmakgow@bellsouth.net.

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A giving spirit

We need that spirit more than ever this Christmas season If those two spectacular parades over the weekend didn’t put you in the Christmas spirit, then maybe nothing will. Yes, times are tough, and too many people are out of work. But if you have your health and your family, then you are blessed. Christmas is rightfully a time we think of ways to help those less fortunate, and that number certainly has grown over the year. Visitors to the food banks are way up, and more and more people are seeking assistance from the agencies we have that support such people in need. There are a lot of hands out this time of the year from worthwhile and dedicated agencies seeking assistance to make Christmas brighter for the less fortunate among us. From our own Santa Fund to Smoky Mountain

Area Rescue Ministries to Sevier County Food Ministries to Christians Reaching Out to Serve Seymour (CROSS), there are a lot of volunteers asking for your hard-earned dollars this holiday season. It’s important that we who have share a little with those who don’t have. From the Salvation Army kettles in front of several stores to the other agencies that work so hard to serve those in need, we have a lot of ways and options to assist the needy at Christmas. Sevier County is a giving, generous and benevolent community. Few can match our willingness to share what we have. Cynics among us may doubt that, but in fact Sevier County does care about those in need. Look around and all the agencies

set up to assist. We have SafeSpace for victims of domestic violence, a massive scouting program for girls and boys, Toys for Tots, Teen Christmas, Boys & Girls Club and many more. All could use any help you can give them not only at Christmas, but throughout the year. Caring communities find a way to help those in need when they can. This is one of those times. The need is there. We have poor people, homeless people, children who go hungry and hundreds without jobs. America is founded on that basic biblical principle: Love thy neighbor. Please help. Choose the agency you support and have confidence in and give as generously as you are able.

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News, notes and thoughts from around the county Editor’s note: Starting this week, The Mountain Press staff will occasionally offer an eclectic mix of newsy tidbits, anecdotes, observations and one-liners ... District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn makes no secret about where his collegiate loyalties lie. His cell phone ring tone: “Rocky Top.” It sounds like Dolly Parton’s version, but it’s hard to tell. ... Spotted on Highway 66 headed toward I-40, a trailer carrying a beat-up race car. Just beneath the spoiler on the back of the race car was painted, “Watch for frequent stops.” ... The Temptations Revue, which has been playing at the Smoky Mountain

Theater in Pigeon Forge since spring closes its first season here Dec. 20, but will return for a second season beginning in March. The group is led by Rock ’n’ Roll Hall-of-Famer Nate Evans Sr., who played alongside several of the original Temptations, including David Ruffin and Eddie Kendrick. ... Work is progressing on The Incredible Christmas Place’s restaurant venture, Partridge and Pear. The new eatery on the site of the former Bob Evans Restaurant is set to open early next year. ... Woody’s Bar-B-Q restaurant is no more. The Dolly Parton Parkway eatery, which opened earlier this year, closed the week of Nov. 9. ...

Sevier County Schools Finance Director Karen King has a recipe for Thanksgiving dressing that she just may share with you if you ask nicely ... The Kentucky Fried Chicken in Seymour has reopened after a recent fire ... Mayor Bryan Atchley planning a big birthday celebration ... Have you noticed that now when people head outside during intermission at or after one of the shows, or step out for a break from work, they often reach for their cell phone instead of a cigarette? ... Dr. Robin Huskey, whose medical practice is in Sevierville, has joined the board of directors of SafeSpace, the agency that serves victims of domestic violence...

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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer The biggest winner in this year’s BCS debate? Could it be Baylor? The Bears haven’t been to a single bowl game of any kind in the 11-year history of the Bowl Championship Series, yet the money keeps flowing in. They’ll receive somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.4 million this year, thanks to a revenue-sharing deal the Big 12 and the other five conferences with automatic BCS bids have that guarantees bowl money to all their teams, even if they don’t play in a bowl game. So, while college football fans debate Alabama and Texas, TCU, Boise State and Cincinnati — five undefeated teams who came into Sunday vying for two spots in the Jan. 7 championship game — Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, uses Baylor as Exhibit A when he talks about why the BCS needs to change its business model. “I don’t have any ax to grind with the BCS as an organization that has a specific goal and does the best they can to maximize that goal,” said Barton, who wants to pass a bill that would force the BCS to start a playoff. “My problem is, they claim they’re about picking a national champion legitimately on the football field, and that’s flat disingenuous. They’re about maximizing revenue for their cartel.” Teams such as Vanderbilt and Duke — infrequent bowl visitors from among the six power conferences — typically benefit in the same way as Baylor, while teams like TCU and Boise State settle for leftovers. TCU is both the problem and the solution in a year like this. As the highest-ranked team from a nonautomatic qualifying conference, the Horned Frogs are guaranteed what the BCS likes to call “access” to a spot in one of its five big games. Which might keep some of the complaining down, but certainly won’t level the playing field, either financially or competitively. Even though the small-conference teams get more BCS money when their teams make it, it still has to be divvied up by five conferences comprising 50-or-so teams. And in 11 years, none of these schools has played for the national championship. “You look at a team like TCU, and before the first football was kicked in August, you knew TCU didn’t have a prayer of becoming a national champion,” Barton said. TCU’s problem is, essentially, baked into the equation. Rankings — from computers and human voters — decided which teams play for the championship. As a small school from a small conference, TCU started the season ranked No. 17 — behind Alabama, Texas and a number of other traditional powers who sometimes earn their preseason position on name and history as much as the product they’re expected to put on the field. Cincinnati and Boise State also finished without a loss this year, but, like TCU, were behind from the beginning. Heading into Sunday’s selections, the Bearcats of the Big East were guaranteed a spot in the BCS, while the Broncos of the Western Athletic Conference were a good bet, but had no guarantees — other than that they had zero chance to play for the championship.

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Tennessee Titans runnging back Ahmard Hall (45) fumbles the ball as he Is tackled by Indianapolis Colts linebacker Clint Session during the first quarter of their game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Perfect Colts trample Titans By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning changed the script for victory No. 21. It still worked. Instead of another patented comeback or another 300-yard day, the three-time MVP took control early and played keepaway from Tennessee, leading the Colts to a 27-17 victory for their 21st consecutive regular-season win. Only New England, from 200608, has won that many games in a row, and Indy can break the record at home next week against Denver. The victory also extended the Colts’ league mark for most consecutive 12-win seasons to seven, ended the Titans’ five-game winning streak and tied Indy with the 1990s San Francisco 49ers for most victories in

a decade (113). But unlike November, when Indianapolis (12-0) needed five straight fourth-quarter rallies to keep winning, the Colts spent the secondhalf Sunday holding off the Titans (5-7). Chris Johnson became the second running back in franchise history with seven straight 100-yard games, joining Earl Campbell. He carried 27 times for 113 yards but failed to become the first player in league history with seven straight 125-yard games. Tennessee had chances. Twice in the second half, the Titans went for it on fourth down in the Colts’ red zone and failed both times. Tennessee also recovered an onside kick after scoring a late TD, but turned the ball over on downs. That put Manning in ball-control

mode during a rare second half in which the Colts managed only three points. It was that kind of day. Indy, which hasn’t lost in the regular season since Oct. 27, 2008, at Tennessee, had its best rushing day of the season. Joseph Addai ran 21 times for a season-high 79 yards and two touchdowns. Manning was 24 of 37 for 270 yards and one TD, and Pierre Garcon caught six passes for a career-high 136 yards. But it was Manning’s ability to use most of the clock in the fourth quarter that sealed the win. Manning took Indy on a 15-play, 7:23 second drive, setting up Matt Stover for a 36-yard field goal with 3:14 left to seal it. During the week, Manning said he wanted a fast start — and he wasted no time in making it happen.

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Bears give best performance of year By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer SEVIERVILLE — The Sevier County High School Smoky Bears basketball team wasn’t satisfied with their performance in Thursday’s 36-29 win over Pigeon Forge, so they did something about it Friday night with a 71-42 tromping of visiting district rival Cherokee. “Cherokee has a very good team this year, but we played our best game of the season,” said SCHS coach Ken Wright. “The kids were disappointed in their performance on Thursday night, and they really came out and really played with a lot fire on Friday.” The Bears (7-1) led by just four at the break, 29-25, but a 26-4 SCHS run in the third quarter blew the doors off the game. “It was just a tremendous team effort,” said Wright. ““It was just a quality performance ... just the best performance of the year for us.” Austin Nave led the Sevier County effort with 15 points on five treys, and Jordan Henrickson had his best game of the season with 14 ticks. Bentley Manning and Zac Carlson added 12 and 11 points respectively in the win. The Bears next play at Seymour on Tuesday Cobey Hitchcock/The Mountain Press night. SCHS’s Austin Nave (4) banks a shot off the glass against Sullivan Central at the Landair Transport Tip-Off Classic held over chitchcock@themountainpress.com Thanksgiving break at Hal Henard Elementary School in Greeneville.

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The Chick-fil-A Bowl will host No. 12 Virginia Tech from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Tennessee from the Southeastern Conference. Bowl officials say the Hokies (9-3) and Volunteers (7-5) will meet Dec. 31 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The two teams last met in the 1994 Gator Bowl, which the Vols won 45-23. Virginia Tech played in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in 2006, losing to Georgia, and is making its fourth appearance in the bowl. It will be Tennessee’s fifth appearance, and the Vols most recently lost to Clemson in 2004. Tennessee is 25-22 in bowl games and ranks third in the nation in appearances. Virginia Tech is 8-14 in bowl games. The Vols return to the postseason in Lane Kiffin’s first season as coach and after an unusual absence last season. The Hokies are playing in their third straight bowl.

Ole Miss headed to Cotton Bowl

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Mississippi will make a return trip to the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 2, this time lining up against No. 21 Oklahoma State. Bowl officials announced the pairing in a news release Sunday afternoon. The Rebels (8-4) beat Texas Tech 47-34 last season, capping a return to prominence under coach Houston Nutt. It’s the first time Ole Miss has been to consecutive bowls since a streak of appearances from 1997-2000. This will be the fourth straight bowl appearance for the Cowboys (9-3), who lost to Oregon 42-31 in last year’s Holiday Bowl.

Auburn going to Outback Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Northwestern and Auburn will meet for the first time, playing in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., on New Year’s Day. Both teams finished the regular season with statement games. Northwestern (8-4) upset No. 24 Wisconsin 33-31, prompting the fans to storm the field. Auburn (7-5) led No. 1 Alabama until the final two minutes before losing 26-21. Northwestern is seeking its first postseason win since the 1949 Rose Bowl. Auburn will finish Gene Chizik’s first season as head coach in a New Year’s Day game after ending last season with a losing record and sitting out the postseason.

Arkansas will be in Liberty Bowl

MEMPHIS (AP) — Arkansas will be the Southeastern Conference team playing two-time Conference USA champ East Carolina in the Liberty Bowl on Jan. 2. Bowl officials on Sunday confirmed that Arkansas was in. The Razorbacks (7-5) lost to Missouri in the Cotton Bowl in January 2008. East Carolina wrapped up a second straight visit to Memphis by upsetting No. 18 Houston 38-32 in the C-USA championship on Saturday. The Pirates See BOWLS, Page A9


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NFL ROUNDUP Saints 33, Redskins 30, OT LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Garrett Hartley kicked an 18-yard field goal 6:29 into overtime Sunday, and the New Orleans Saints improved to 12-0 with a 33-30 victory over the Washington Redskins. The Saints clinched the NFC South with a far-fromperfect win that shows just how charmed their season is becoming. They trailed by seven points late in regulation when Washington’s Shaun Suisham was wide right with a gimmie 23-yarder that would have sealed the victory for the Redskins (3-9). Raiders 27, Steelers 24 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Louis Murphy caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Bruce Gradkowski with nine seconds remaining, his second score in the final 5 1/2 minutes, and Oakland scored three late touchdowns to deal Pittsburgh its fourth consecutive loss. The Steelers (6-6), in danger of missing the playoffs after winning the Super Bowl for a second time in four seasons, went ahead 24-20 on Ben Roethlisberger’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Hines Ward with 1:56 remaining, only to have the Raiders (4-8) rally and win it. Dolphins 22, Patriots 21 MIAMI (AP) — When Tom Brady missed repeated chances to put the game away in the fourth quarter, Chad Henne and the Miami Dolphins took advantage. Henne threw for a career-high 335 yards and directed a 51-yard drive for the winning field goal with 1:02 left, and Miami rallied past New England. The Dolphins (6-6) overcame an early 14-point deficit to keep their slim playoff prospects alive, while AFC East leader New England (7-5) remained winless in five games in opponents’ stadiums this season. Eagles 34, Falcons 7 ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Vick took the snap, sprinted to his right, made a quick cut to the left, broke a tackle and dove into the end zone. He wasn’t done, either. Turns out, No. 7 still rules Atlanta. Making quite a return to the Georgia Dome, Vick accounted for a pair of touchdowns — one running, the

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other passing — and basked in the cheers of his former home and Philadelphia thoroughly dominated the short-handed Atlanta. Bengals 23, Lions 13 CINCINNATI (AP) — Running back Cedric Benson returned from a two-game layoff because of an injured hip and tied the team record with his fifth 100-yard game of the season, setting up Cincinnati’s victory over Detroit that had even greater significance for the franchise. Jaguars 23, Texans 18 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — David Garrard threw two touchdown passes, Josh Scobee kicked three field goals and Jacksonville stayed in the AFC wild-card hunt with a victory over Houston. Panthers 16, Buccaneers 6 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jonathan Stewart rushed for 120 yards and the game’s only touchdown, and the Panthers intercepted rookie Josh Freeman five times — three times near the goal line — in a victory over Tampa Bay. Bears 17, Rams 9 CHICAGO (AP) — Jay Cutler fizzled after a strong start, throwing for 143 yards and a touchdown without an interception, and Chicago beat St. Louis. Cutler threw for 131 yards in the first quarter as the Bears built a 10-0 lead. After that? Chicago went to the run, St. Louis rallied and Bears receiver Devin Hester left the game with a calf injury. Broncos 44, Chiefs 13 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kyle Orton threw two touchdown passes and Denver used a punishing running game to manhandle Kansas City. Denver had 245 yards rushing to turn the 99th meeting between AFL originals into a laugher. Correll Buckhalter ran for 113 yards and Knowshon Moreno had two touchdown runs to help the Broncos (8-4) stay within reach of San Diego in the AFC West. The Chiefs (3-9) didn’t put up much of a fight on the day they retired Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas’ number.

(9-4) are the first C-USA team to win consecutive league titles since the conference split into divisional play in 2005.

S. Carolina going to Papa Johns.com

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut, which finished a season marred by tragedy with three consecutive wins, will play South Carolina in the PapaJohns. com Bowl on Jan. 2 in Birmingham, Ala. South Carolina (7-5) has been bowl eligible in all five of coach Steve Spurrier’s seasons. The Gamecocks defeated rival Clemson 34-17 last week in their final regular-season game.

Georgia going to Independence

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia’s skeleton staff of defensive assistants is facing a stiff challenge in its Independence Bowl matchup against Texas A&M. The Bulldogs (7-5) head into the Dec. 28 game in Shreveport, La., with their

by Cincinnati, Florida and unbeaten Boise State. The Trojans dropped out to snap a streak of 130 consecutive polls in which they were ranked, after completing their worst regular season since 2001. USC (8-4) was ranked 20th before losing 21-17 to Arizona on Saturday. Southern Cal’s streak was

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U.N. sees world closing in on greenhouse targets By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer COPENHAGEN — The world is entering talks on a new climate pact with unprecedented unity and leaders must seize the moment to create a turning point in the battle against global warming, the U.N.’s top climate official said Sunday. At a news conference, Yvo de Boer called on the 192 nations represented at the U.N. climate summit starting Monday “to deliver a strong and long-term response to the challenge of climate change.� A study released by the U.N. Environment Programs indicated that pledges by industrial countries and major emerging nations fall just short of greenhouse gas reductions that scientists have called for — and the gap is narrower than previously believed. “For those who claim a deal in Copenhagen is impossible, they are simply wrong,� said UNEP director Achim Steiner, releasing the report compiled by British economist Lord Nicholas Stern. Negotiators in Copenhagen are trying to set targets for controlling emissions of carbon dioxide and other globalwarming gases, including by the leading contributors, China and the United States. They will also seek agreement on how much rich countries should pay to help poor nations to deal with climate change. De Boer worried that e-mails pilfered from a British university would fuel skepticism among those who believe that scientists exaggerate global warming. “I think a lot of people are skeptical about this issue in any case,� de Boer told The Associated Press earlier Sunday. “And then when they have the feeling ... that scientists are manipulating information in a certain direction then of course it causes concern in a number of people to say ’you see I told you so, this is not a real issue.�’ E-mails stolen from the climate unit at the University of East Anglia appeared to show some of world’s leading scientists discussing ways to shield data from public scrutiny and suppress others’ work. Those who deny the influence of man-made climate change have seized on the correspondence to argue that scientists have been conspiring to hide evidence about global warming. “This correspondence looks very bad,� de Boer said, but noted that the matter was being investigated by the university, police and the head of the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change. He also defended the research — reviewed by some 2,500 scientists — that shows man has fueled global warming by burning fossil fuels.

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

Monday, Dec. 7 Gold Wing Riders

Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets 6:30 p.m. at IHOP Sevierville. 6604400.

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

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The U.N.’s top climate official Yvo de Boer at a press conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sunday. “I think this is about the most credible piece of science that there is out there,� he said. U.S. climate negotiator Jonathan Pershing called the science on global warming “very robust, very substantial.� He told AP that the controversy surrounding the leaked e-mails came at an “unfortunate� time, just before the longawaited U.N. talks, “but has no fundamental bearing on the outcome.� Climate skeptics meeting in downtown Copenhagen for a panel discussion organized by a Danish nationalist party said the leaked e-mails highlighted the limitations of global warming research. “There has been a lot of this kind of activity going on, there has been suppression of view points,� said Roger Pielke, Jr., a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado. De Boer told a news conference that Copenhagen must be a “turning point� in the international response to climate change. He said climate targets announced in the runup to the summit were boosting the chances of success — even though they fall short of what scientists say is needed to avoid dangerous levels of warming. “Never in the 17 years of climate negotiations have so many different nations made so many firm pledges together,� De Boer said. “It’s simply unprecedented.� De Boer told AP “it’s going to be two weeks of thorough negotiation to try and get the ambition level up and to get the financial specifics on the table.� The UNEP report said all countries together should emit no more than 44 billion tons of carbon dioxide by 2020 to avoid the worst consequences of a warming world. Computing all commitments publicly announced so far, the report said

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Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508 n 10-2 and 4-7, First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245. n 8:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:30 p.m. Kodak UMC, 2923 Bryan Road. 933-5996. Credit card and EBT orders at www. angelfoodministires.com.

Prayer In Action

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Seymour Story Time

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

Football Boosters

Sevier County High Football boosters meet 5:30 p.m. in Steve Brewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classroom at fieldhouse. Player parents invited. 679-5162.

Beekeepers

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GateKeepers

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Tuesday, Dec. 8 S.I.T.

Seniors In Touch (S.I.T.) meets 5 to 6 p.m., MountainBrook Village, 700 Markhill Drive, Sevierville. 428-2445.

Garlands of Grace

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study: n 1 p.m. Foxtrot B&B, Gatlinburg. 426-0313. n 6:30 p.m. UMC, Pigeon Forge. 640-7904.

Gatekeepers

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Garden Club

Sevierville Garden Club to travel to Racheff House for Christmas Greens Tea. Meet at Senior Center at 10:45 a.m. to carpool.

Softball Team Benefit

Pool Closing

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

Sevier County High School softball team hosts silent auction/spaghetti dinner in cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. $5; children under 4 free. Tickets at door or by calling 202-9097.

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

Wednesday, Dec. 9 Dinner/Auction

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

Sevierville Story Time

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

Santa Calls

For Santa to call your child age 4-9, contact Sevierville Community Center. Calls will be made 6-8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 17. Registration through Dec. 9. Space limited. 4535441 to register.

Thursday, Dec. 10 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study: n 9 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road n 6:30 p.m. Seymour UMC, back entrance n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room

TOPS

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

Hot Meals

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

Friday, Dec. 11 Kodak Story Time

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Sevier County Choral Society holiday concert 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Sevierville. Free. 429-0252 or 800-987-7771.

New Hope Christmas Show

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SCHS Softball Fundraiser

Sevier County High School Softball Team spaghetti dinner 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., auction 7:15 p.m., in the school cafeteria. Tickets $5 each. Proceeds for building and equipment funding. 696-9993.

Saturday, Dec. 12 Turkey Shoot

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

DAR

DAR, Spencer Clack Chapter, meets at 11 a.m. at Sevierville First Baptist parking lot to carpool to William Blount Mansion for meeting.

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453-2959

Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 14 November 2005, executed by CHRISTOPHER FRALEY and KELLIE R. FRALEY to Stanley Roden, Knox Co. Tennessee, as Trustee for Lendmark Financial Services, Inc., of record in the Office of the Register of Sevier County, Tennessee, in Book 2399, Page 273, and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in said RegisterĂ­s Office in Book 3447, Page 705, Instrument No. 09056508, and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, Lendmark Financial Services, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on MONDAY, 14 DECEMBER 2009, commencing at TWELVE O CLOCK NOON, on the east front steps of the Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATED IN THE 4TH CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND BEING ALL OF LOT NO. 21 IN RED BUD ACRES SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN LARGE MAP BOOK 1, PAGE, 144, IN THE SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE REGISTERĂ­S OFFICE, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR EXACT LEGAL DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ARDEN D. ROGERS, JR. AND WIFE, MARJORY T. ROGERS, BY WARRANTY DEED FROM DARRELL CATLETT, DATED NOVEMBER 15, 1997 AND RECORDED ON DECEMBER 3, 1997 IN WARRANTY DEED BOOK 614, PAGE 191 AND FURTHER BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CARL L. SEAGLE, MARRIED, BY WARRANTY DEED FROM ARDEN D. ROGERS, JR. AND WIFE, MARJORY T. ROGERS, DATED NOVEMBER 25, 2003 AND RECORDED IN DECEMBER 23, 2003 IN WARRANTY DEED BOOK 1863, PAGE 462 AND FURTHER BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CHRISTOPHER FRALEY, BY WARRANTY DEED FROM CARL L. SEAGLE, MARRIED, DATED DECEMBER 19, 2003 AND RECORDED ON DECEMBER 23, 2003 INâ&#x20AC; WARRANTY DEED BOOK 1863, PAGE 465 IN THE REGISTERĂ­S OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE.â&#x20AC;  THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE RESTRICTIONS, BUILDING SETBACK LINES AND TO ALL EXISTING EASEMENTS IN SAID REGISTERĂ­S OFFICE. INCLUDING THE MANUFACTURED HOME ATTACHED TO THE REAL PROPERTY PURSUANT TO THAT INSTRUMENT RECORDED IN BOOK 2399, PAGE 369, INSTRUMENT NO. 05059369 AND DESCRIBED AS MANU. SERIAL NOS. CLH023982PNA AND CLH023982PNB. Property Address: 446 Red Bud Lane Sevierville, TN 37876 Interested Parties: Carl L. Seagle At the time of this publication, a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any.â&#x20AC;  All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: November 17, 2009 APPERSON, CRUMP & MAXWELL, PLC 6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400 Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 756-6300 November 23, 30 and December 7, 2009

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439 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE

Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o LDWatts Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 221.0930628TN Web Site: www.msplaw.com

1 BR / 1 BA IN SEVIERVILLE $380.00 + DEPOSIT NO PETS 865-712-5238

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696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 922 Burden Hill Rd (Triplex) 3 minutes to downtown Sevierville. Clean 1BR 1BA, city view, $450. 865-2865070

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556 FIREWOOD

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE

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

900 Transportation

Includes Phone, Color TV, Wkly Housekeeping Micr./Frig. Available

LEGALS

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1063 Towering Oaks Drive Sevierville, TN 37876

400 Financial

Weekly Rentals

LEGALS

WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on April 3, 2007, by Angela M. Vega and David Izquierdo to Charlie R. Johnson, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book No. 2790, Page 62, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and WHEREAS, SunTrust Mortgage Inc., the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owner and Holderâ&#x20AC;?), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, December 17, 2009, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Situated in the Tenth (10th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee and being Lot 103 of Sterling Spring, a planned unit development, Phase 1, as the same appears on the plat of record in Large Map Book 7, Page 157 in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which reference is here made for a particular description. Subject notes, easements, setbacks, restrictions and right of ways as shown on the plat of record in Large Map Book 7, Page 157 in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Subject to the Master Deed and Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions and Easement for Sterling Springs, LLC (a Planned Unit Development) of record in Book 2442, Page 84 in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Angela M. Vega by deed from Sterling Spring, LLC dated April 3, 2007 and recorded in Book 2790, Page 60 in the Register s office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Which has the address of 1063 Towering Oaks Dr., Sevierville, TN 37876

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Convenient Location! 411 South, left on Robert Henderson Rd., 1/4 mile on right at Riverwalk Apts. 429-2962

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2 BR APT. in Pigeon Forge area. $550/mo, $275 damage dep. up front. No pets! 865573- 6859 or 3895229 2BR 2BA triplex PF. 2BR apt Sev. No pets. Clean & convenient. 453-5079. 2BR, 1.5BA townhouse apartment Chapman Hwy area CH&A $475 per mo No pets Call 453-2912 or 789-3893

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

Furn 1 BR apt for rent. Near downtown Gat. Util incl. $650 865-803-1746.

Gatlinburg 2BR/1.5BA Wd. Fire place. Quiet & safe neighborhood. Kit appliances , w/d connections. No Pets $600 Mo. $400 deposit. 1 yr lease 865-654-3615. Kodak 2BR $575 mth + security deposit Call Barbara 865368-5338

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 RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545.00 to $695.00 865-429-2962

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LEGALS

FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made by failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a certain Deed of Trust dated October 3, 2001, executed by Billie Jean Connerly and Steven W. Connerly, recorded in Book 1307, Page 318, and re-recorded in Book 1368, Page 296, Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, and wherein the said Billie Jean Connerly and Steven W. Connerly conveyed the property therein described to William C. Ford, Trustee, to secure the indebtedness therein described, and the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust and note, and payment not having been made as demanded; and the undersigned, Joel E. Jordan, of 3326 Aspen Grove Drive #604, Franklin, Tennessee 37067, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in the place and stead of William C. Ford, Trustee, said appointment being set forth in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, notice is hereby given that I, Joel E. Jordan, Substitute Trustee, having been requested so to do by the lawful owner of said indebtedness, will on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at 12:00 Noon at the Front door of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, free from equity of redemption, homestead and dower, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, the following described real estate in Sevier County, Tennessee: SITUATE in the First (1st) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows, to wit: BEING Lots No. 21 and 22, Section 31, of English Mountain Subdivision, as appears of record in Map Book 15, Page 32, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. THERE IS INCLUDED in the above described lot, but expressly excluded from this conveyance a 10 foot easement on subject lot surrounding the perimeter of same to be used for the installation, construction, and maintenance of roads, utility lines, including but not limited to roads, water, sewer, and electrical, both above and below ground level. There is also excluded from this conveyance an additional 15 foot easement along the rear property line to be designated as a green belt. SUBJECT to restrictions, easements, conditions, map notations and all other issues of record in Misc. Book 15, Page 408, Misc. Book 19, Page 445, Misc. Book 20, Page 82, Misc. Book 30, Page 342 & 392, Misc. 36, Page 202, Misc. Book 38, Page 12, Misc. Book 38, Page 886, Misc. Book 336, Page 586, Book 1132, Page 566, Map Book 15, Page 32, all in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Steven Wesley Connerly and wife, Billie Jean Connerly, by Warranty Deed from Otis Tarkington, single, dated October 3, 2001 and recorded in Book 1307, Page 315, Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee. Included in this conveyance is a 2002 Meadowbrook mobile home, Serial #TNL127AB25029MB12. This is improved property known as Lots 21 & 22, English Mountain Subdivision, Sevierville, Tennessee. The 2009 taxes are currently due and payable. Said sale is subject to any and all unpaid taxes and any other prior claims, liens, easements, set back lines and restrictions. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER.

JOEL E. JORDAN Substitute Trustee STELTEMEIER & WESTBROOK, PLLC 3326 Aspen Grove Drive, #604 Franklin, Tennessee 37067

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

698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

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2BR/2BA in PF. Includes refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher. W/D connection. Private deck. $650/mo. Call 654-9437 or 654-3456.

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

1BR mobile home for low income. Call 865-654-8702.

865-453-0086

Very Nice Unit Kodak

2BR/2BA $465 #(!DECKSs.O0ETS

2BR 1BA mobile home for rent. 3 miles from Wilderness Resort. $500 mth. 428-5204

2BR 2BA $475 mth $475 dep. No pets. 382-4199.

865-368-6602 2BR 2BA trailer $600 mth 1st & last required. Absolutely no pets! 429-4574 or 453-8243 2BR on Douglas Lake No pets. $400 mth $400 dep. 4282310. LEGALS

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on December 19, 2005, by Liset Lee and Armando Lee to Concord Title, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 2437, Page 71, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP; and WHEREAS, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owner and Holderâ&#x20AC;?), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, December 17, 2009, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATE IN THE ELEVENTH (11TH) CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND BEING ALL OF LOT 607, SECTION H TRACT 4, SKI VIEW COMMUNITY OF THE SKY HARBOR SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN ON MAO OF SAME OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK 14, PAGE 62, IN THE REGISTER S OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH REFERENCE MAP SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION. THE SOURCE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION BEING THE MAP OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK 14, PAGE 62, IN THE REGISTER S OFFICE OF DEED OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE; AND THE SURVEY DATED DECEMBER 15, 2005, BY WALLACE SURVEYING, DRAWING NO. 250418. SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD IN MISC. BOOK 33, PAGE 100, MISC 34, PAGE 175, MISC BOOK 34, PAGE 274 AND MAP 14, PAGE 62, ALL OF RECORD IN THE REGISTER S OF DEEDS OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPRTY CONVEYED TO GLENN SHOFFLER AND WIFE, PAMELA SHOFFLER, BY WARRANTY DEED DATED DECEMBER 3, 1999, OF RECORD IN BOOK 1010, PAGE 318, IN THE REGISTER S OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

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Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o PLG Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 432.0936656TN Web Site: www.msplaw.com

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WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on May 10, 2006, by Larry C Deloach Sr and Hilda Deloach to Jerry D Kerley, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 2528, Page 348, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and WHEREAS, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owner and Holderâ&#x20AC;?), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, December 17, 2009, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Situated in the Sixteenth (16th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being a portion of the Murphy Durfene et ux Property as described in warranty deed Book 382, at Page 552, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin at the Eastern edge of the 25 feet right of way 9.33 feet from Fox Road which is common corner to Dufrene, thence North 23 deg. 44 min. 22 sec. West 34.31 feet with the line of Dufrene crossing the existing roadway, thence North 23 deg. 39 min. 36 sec West 158.59 feet to an iron pin, thence North 70 deg. 31 min. 52 sec. West 15.19 feet to an iron pin, thence North 35 deg. 26 min. 25 sec. East 156.05 feet to an iron pin, thence North 34 deg. 00 min. 17 sec. East 194.20 feet to an iron pin in Walden Creek which is the common corner to Crick and Dufrene, thence 74 deg. 23 min 58 sec. East 62.93 feet with the line of Crick to an iron pin which is a common corner with Crick and Fox, thence South 16 deg. 10 min. 54 sec. West 238.99 feet with the line of Fox crossing Walden Creek to an iron pin, thence South 23 deg. 02 min. 16 sec. West 290.42 feet to the point of the beginning, and containing 1.1073 acres more of less according to a survey of Howard T. Dawson, RLS dated: March 27, 1990. Right of way. Beginning at an iron pin in Fox Road South 72 deg. 52 min. 04 sec. West 25.21 feet with Fox Road to an iron pin in Fox Road and a common corner of Dufrene and Wallace thence North 23 deg. 41 min. 30 sec. West 17.21 feet with the line of Wallace to an iron pin, thence North 23 deg. 01 min. 53 sec. East 34.36 feet crossing the existing roadway of Durfene to an iron pin, thence South 23 deg. 44 min. 22 sec. East 34.31 feet with the line of Dufrene crossing the existing roadway to an iron pin, thence South 23 deg. 41 min. 30 sec. East 9.33 feet to the beginning. This right of way is for the joint usage of the owners of both tracts as shown on the aforesaid survey, and contains 761.76 square feet more or less. This right of way is to remain open and unobstructed at all times forever; and is intended as a right of way for ingress and egress to run with the lands of both tracts. Subject to the payment of a fair proportion of the expense of maintaining and keeping the roadway right of way in repair. Less and except that portion of property conveyed in Deed Book 501, Page 57 in the said register s office. Subject to water rights shown in deed of record in Deed Book 434, Page 630 in the said register s office. Being the same property conveyed to Larry C. DeLoach and wife, Hilda DeLoach, by warranty deed of Julieann Munson dated May 10, 2006 and of record in Book 2528, Page 345 in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2030 Fox Lane Sevierville, TN 37862 CURRENT OWNER(S): Larry C Deloach Sr and Hilda Deloach The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o LDWatts Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 226.0936043TN Web Site: www.msplaw.com

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TENNESSEE, SEVIER COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Marta L. Driesslein and Ronald J. Driesslein to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee dated August 18, 2003 in the amount of $114,000.00, and recorded in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee in Deed Book 1776, Page 519, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. by assignment; and, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owner and Holderâ&#x20AC;?), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, Patrick A. Taggart, Laura A. Grifka, Sidney A. Gelernter, or J. Michael Dugan, any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, January 07, 2010 commencing at 12:00 PM at the front steps of the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevierville, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Situate in the Fifteenth (15th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Tract 4 of Judson Caughron Lands being more particularly described as follows: Beginning on a point in Lane Hollow Road, a corner to Tract 1 and 3; thence with the center of the Road North 2 deg. West 44 feet; thence North 23 deg. West 400 feet; thence North 4 deg. West 131.5 feet to a corner to Marshall Parton; thence North 10 deg. 30 min. East 307 feet with Parton line to a stake corner to Joe Flynn Heirs, thence with Flynn line South 88 deg. East 396 feet to a stake; thence South 55 deg. East 330 feet to a post oak; thence North 65 deg. East 561 feet to a black walnut; thence South 57 deg. East 208 feet to a stake corner to Tract 1; thence South 45 deg. 15 min. West 178.5 feet to an elm; thence South 41 deg. West 123.3 feet to a mulberry; thence South 56 deg. 30 min. West 472 feet to an elm; thence South 52 deg. West 206.5 feet to an elm; thence South 64 deg. West 209 feet to a persimmon; thence South 76 deg. 15 min. West 103.7 feet to a stake; thence North 77 deg. West 184 feet to the beginning. Subject to a right of way for a Wagon Road from said land down the hollow where the Road is now to the public Road as stated in Warranty Deed Book 132, Page 409, in said Registers Office. Being the same property conveyed to Ronald J. Driesslein and wife, Marta L. Driesslein by deed dated December 21, 1994 of record in Warranty Deed Book 535, Page 535, in the Registers Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Map & Parcel No.: 039-121.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 515 Lane Hollow Road Sevierville, Tennessee 37876 CURRENT OWNER(S): Ronald J. Driesslein and Marta L. Driesslein SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Key Bank N.A., American General Financial Services OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Judson Caughron Jr. and Anna F. Caughron All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rightsof-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C Ă&#x; 7425 and T.C.A. Ă&#x; 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Patrick A. Taggart, Laura A. Grifka, Sidney A. Gelernter, or J. Michael Dugan McCurdy & Candler, L.L.C. (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 09-12178 /FHLMC December 7, 14 and 21, 2009

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Nice 2BR W/D Conn. Water & Sewer Furnished. Big Yard. 1/2 mi from town $625 mo $400 dam No Pets. 453-9269 or 382-1966

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PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1807 High View Court Sevierville, TN 37876 CURRENT OWNER(S): Liset Lee and Armando Lee The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 5, 2010 at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by John Robert Binns a married man to Wesley D. Turner, Trustee, on March 27, 2006 at Book Volume 2506, Page 271conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee in trust for the benefit of the Certificateholders for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust Inc. 2006-HE2, Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-HE2 The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the City of Sevierville, in the Third (3rd) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 24 of Thomaswood as the same is shown by plat of record in Map Book 26, Page 160, in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat specific reference is here made for a more particular description. Street Address: 3359 Thomaswood Trail Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s) of Property: John R. Binns, a married man as his sole and separate property The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3359 Thomaswood Trail, Sevierville, TN 37876, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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

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

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

28x80 5BR $34,900. Very nice. 9336544

722 BUSINESS BUILDINGS 4 office rentals + large garage. S. Blvd Way $249,000. 933-6544

722 BUSINESS BUILDINGS

NEW 3BR/2BA behind SCHS. Large lot. $136,000. 6546505 or 654-8184.

2003 2BR 2BA Walk in closets. Lot payment is $100 mth. City water & sewer. Must see. For appointment call 908-7312 or 5895173.

945 TRUCK SALES

Must Sale. 2003 GMC Sonoma Low Mileage $5975. Lots of extras. 604-5050

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE OF SALE

SITUATE, LYING AND BEING in the Fourteenth (14th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lot 28 and Lot 29 of Big Chiefs High Point Subdivision, as the same are depicted on a plat of record in Map Book 16, Page 9, Register s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description; and, BEING the same property conveyed to James Coates and wife, Crystal Coates, by Warranty Deed of James A. Turk, dated the 1st day of July, 2008, of record in Book 3129, Page 242, Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. SUBJECT to Declaration of Restrictions for Big Chiefs High Point Subdivision of record in Misc. Book 32, Page 295, Register s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. FOR dedication of subdivision road to the public, see instrument of record in ROW Book 7, Page 432, Register s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day and time certain, without further publication and in accordance with law, upon announcement of such adjournment on the day and at the time and place of sale as set forth above. The above-described property will be sold subject to unpaid taxes, prior deeds of trust, all easements and restrictions, the rights of tenants in possession of said premises, if any, prior claims, or matters of record. The proceeds of the sale will be applied first to discharge the costs and charges of executing this trust, including attorney s fees; next, to all indebtedness remaining unpaid and secured thereby, including all indebtedness owing to Citizens National Bank, by the grantors; and next, the balance, if any, shall be paid to those legally entitled thereto.This 18th day of November, 2009. THOMAS H. DICKENSON Substitute Trustee Hodges, Doughty & Carson P. O. Box 869 Knoxville, Tennessee 37901 (865) 292-2307

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Patrick A. Taggart, Laura A. Grifka, Sidney A. Gelernter, or J. Michael Dugan McCurdy & Candler, L.L.C. (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 09-22383 /FHLMC

829 MANUFACTURED HOME SALES

Notice is hereby given that by authority of a Deed of Trust executed by James Coates and wife, Crystal Coates, to M. Coppley Vickers, Trustee, dated July 1, 2008, and recorded in Book 3129, Page 244 in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness due from James and Crystal Coates to Citizens National Bank, which has become due and payable by virtue of default in the Deed of Trust on the property hereinafter described; and Citizens National Bank, the true and lawful owner and holder of said indebtedness, having exercised its option to declare the indebtedness due and payable and having made demand for foreclosure pursuant to the Deed of Trust; I, the undersigned, acting under the authority of the Deed of Trust, by virtue of appointment as substitute trustee recorded in Book 3452, Page 169 in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, will be at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Tennessee, on the 14th day of December, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. to sell to the highest bidder for cash in bar of all rights waived by said Deed of Trust, the following described property to wit

LEGALS

CURRENT OWNER(S): Timothy M. Zeller SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES S : Shields Mountain Owners Association All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C Ă&#x; 7425 and T.C.A. Ă&#x; 671-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

943 AUTOMOBILE SALES

Office for rent used now as beauty shop. Avail Nov. 15th. 933-6544

December 7, 14 and 21, 2009

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2125 Spring Drive Sevierville, Tennessee 37876

2007 Kaw. Brute Force 650. Low miles. No damage. Lots of extras. $5500 OBO. 654-6247

LEGALS

Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-022923

TENNESSEE, SEVIER COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Timothy Zeller to Dwight B. Grizzell, Trustee dated December 20, 2005 in the amount of $132,000.00, and recorded in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee in Deed Book 2427, Page 626, Re-recorded on 02/13/2007 in Deed Book 2436 Page 305, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owner and Holderâ&#x20AC;?), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, Patrick A. Taggart, Laura A. Grifka, Sidney A. Gelernter, or J. Michael Dugan, any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, January 7, 2010 commencing at 12:00 PM at the front steps of the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevierville, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Situated in the Fourth (4th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and without the corporate limits of any municipality in the State of Tennessee, and being known and designated as all of Lot 23, Shields Mountain Estates, an unrecorded Subdivision and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning on a new iron pin in the North right of way line of Mountain Boulevard (25.80 feet from centerline), said iron pin located in the curve that is the Southwestern intersection of Mountain Boulevard and Spring Drive, said iron pin also being located S 58 deg. 09 min. 27 sec. W 134.90 feet from the centerline intersection of Mountain Boulevard and Spring Drive; thence from said beginning point around a curve to the right; R= 21.73; A=50.57 feet; CH= S 20 deg. 42 min. 57 sec. E 39.91 feet to a new iron pin in the Northwest right of way line of Spring Drive (25.43 feet from centerline); thence along the Northwest right of way line of Spring Drive, S 45 deg. 58 min. 49 sec. W 118.62 feet to a new iron pin; thence around a curve to the right; R=65.99 feet; A=42.44 feet; CH= S 64 deg. 21 min. 11 sec. W 41.71 feet to a new iron pin; thence continuing around a curve to the right; R=139.12 feet A=50.96 feet; CH= N 86 deg. 43 min. 48 sec. W 50.68 feet to an iron pin; thence continuing with the North right of way line of Spring Drive, N 76 deg. 14 min. 09 sec. W 73.01 feet to found iron pin, corner to Jones; thence along the line of Jones, N 34 deg. 49 min. 48 sec. W 134.01 feet to a found iron pin, corner to Jones (Lot 24); thence along the line of Lot 24, N 54 deg. 18 min. 28 sec. E 130.05 feet to a found pin in the Southwestern right of way of Mountain Boulevard; thence along the Southwestern right of way of Mountain Boulevard, S 48 deg. 13 min. 30 sec. E 38.22 feet to a new iron pin; thence around a curve to the left: R=155.35 feet; A=106.18 feet; CH=S 67 deg. 48 min. 22 sec. E 104.13 feet to a new iron pin; thence continuing along the South right of way line of Mountain Boulevard, S 87 deg. 23 min. 00 sec. E 76.33 feet to the point of beginning as shown by survey of Eddy R. Garrett, RLS 1544, dated February 8, 2005, Drawing No. 05-021. Subject to restrictions of record in Misc. Book 45, Page 67, in the said Registers Office. Being the same property conveyed to Timothy M. Zeller, a single person by Warranty Deed from Alan A. Thompson, a single person, dated April 15, 2005, of record in Book 2224, Page 110, in the Registers Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Map & Parcel No.: 085 011.00

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AUCTIONEER COMMENTS: This property consists of three self storage buildings, a metal ofďŹ ce building, a metal warehouse storage building, and a single family home. One of the ďŹ nest parcels of commercial property, Equipment, Trucks and Miscellaneous items that Kennedy Auction Company has ever offered for sale. Great Investment Opportunity!! Annual potential Rental Income of Over $70,000. Adequate parking for any type of Commercial venture. Trucks, ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Rangers, Suburban, Tractors, Horse Trailers, Tool Boxes, & Miscellaneous Equipment. 2008 Ranger, Like new w/$3000 of extras, 2003 Silverado Duramax-Diesel 1-owner, 2006 Kioti Tractor, 2001 Aluminum Stock Trailer w/dividers, 1996 Chevrolet Suburban, 2006 Ford F-550 4 Wheel Drive w/ Utility Bed (Like New), 2355 J.D. Tractor w/ Quick Attach Loader, S-250 Bobcat w/ New German Tracks (585Hrs.) DIRECTIONS: From Maryville/Alcoa take Pellisippi Parkway (I-140 W.) take Topside Road (TN-333) Exit 9. Turn left and go 3.0 miles. Turn left onto Louisville Rd./TN-334 and go approximately 1 mile to Auction Site. From West Knox. turn right on Topside and follow above directions. TERMS: Owner Financing 25% down, 3 yr. balloon, 4% interest. Further terms negotiable on Real Estate. DAY OF SALE: 10% Deposit required day of sale on Real Estate. Personal Property Cash or Check day of sale. NOTICE: Under 42 U.S. c 4582 (d) the purchaser of a single family residence has a maximum of ten (10) days to conduct a risk assessment or inspection of the property for the presence of lead-based paint hazards. December 2, 2009 begins this ten (10) day period.

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Dear Annie: My 60-year-old boyfriend has been accused of being a child molester. We were attending a birthday party, and “George” took a couple of pictures of a 14-year-old girl from her shoulders down. The girl was wearing a lowcut shirt that showed her cleavage. She looked around 20. Her parents are outraged. They took the pictures to the police, who stated they could not charge him because the girl was fully clothed. George claims the pictures were not taken intentionally. I think he was checking her out, not realizing how young she was. His behavior was wrong, but I don’t think he is a child molester. He has no criminal record, nor have I ever had reason to believe he was anything other than a decent and loving person. When he moved in with me, I went through all of his belongings in order to organize stuff and found nothing out of the ordinary. If he were into child porn, wouldn’t I have found some evidence? -Trusting Girlfriend Dear Girlfriend: On the assumption that the girl truly looked “around 20” and George didn’t actually touch her, he is technically not a child molester. But how, exactly, do you take that kind of picture unintentionally? Any man who chooses to snap photos of an unknown girl from the shoulders down is behaving like a pervert and ought to be ashamed of himself. He owes everyone an apology -- and tell him it better not happen again. (And those parents should pay attention to the way their young daughter is dressing if it

attracts dirty old men like George.) Dear Annie: In order to apply to college, get into certain clubs and receive scholarships, students often need to ask teachers for a letter of recommendation. Most of the time, my teachers give this letter back to me in an unsealed envelope. Am I allowed to read it, or is that like eavesdropping? Also, after receiving a recommendation, I feel I should get the teacher some kind of small gift. My mother says I should wait until the end of the year to do this or it will look like a bribe. But it feels wrong to ask a teacher for multiple recommendations without more than a “thank you.” What is the proper thing to do? -- Curious Girl Dear Curious: If the letter is unsealed, it means the teacher expects you to open it and you may do so. As for a small gift, it is OK to show gratitude in this way, provided you do it after the recommendation letter has been produced and not before. But frankly, a written thank-you note will mean just as much. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Lonely for Life,” the teenage girl who has few friends and doesn’t know how to make more. May I suggest she investigate the symptoms of Asperger syndrome? It is on the autism spectrum. People affected with

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Asperger’s are usually very intelligent but lack social skills. It’s much more prevalent than people realize. As a retired elementary teacher, I can tell you it’s only been diagnosed in the last eight to 10 years, so it’s now being confronted in the middle and high schools. However, much more needs to be done at the community level to support those who most likely have not been diagnosed. My husband was a gifted attorney, but didn’t have a single friend. This teen says her activities are “the computer, watching TV or pacing in my backyard.” The last really grabs my attention. Does she engage in any other repetitive activities that would hint of autism? Please suggest she look into this. -- Married to Him Dear Married: Several readers suggested Asperger’s, and we have printed information on this in the past. The fact that “Lonely” has an older sister who is also socially awkward could indicate a genetic predisposition. Thanks for the suggestion. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, IL 60611. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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