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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 25, No. 343 ■ December 9, 2009 ■ ■ 50 Cents


Letters deadline Today is the deadline for The Mountain Press to receive letters to Santa Claus for publication in a special section of the paper. Letters must be received by 5 p.m.


Coach pleads guilty in fatality

Wesley Teaster gets probation in motor vehicle death By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — Pigeon Forge volunteer baseball coach Wesley Teaster pleaded guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide by reckless conduct in the 2008 wreck that caused the death of friend and fellow coach Jeremy Chesney.

In a plea agreement reached with prosecutors, Teaster, who helps coach the Pigeon Forge High baseball team, admitted that his reckless driving led to the May 4, 2008, wreck that took the life of Chesney, who was a passenger in Teaster’s Jeep. The plea agreement calls for a five-year suspended sentence, to

be served on probation. Attorney Bryan Delius has submitted an application for judicial deferral that would allow Teaster, who was 20 at the time of the accident, to have the crime removed from his record if he completes probation; Hooper will take that request up at a Jan. 4 hearing where he will also outline the con-

ditions of Teaster’s probation. Delius said his client wanted to make it clear there was no evidence Teaster was driving under the influence at the time of the wreck. “It’s been widely reported that he was under the influence, but the evidence does not bear that See teaster, Page A5

Douglas Cooperative clients feted Lintner

gets max sentence: 2 years

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By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

S.C. first lady: I wouldn’t have stood with governor

PIGEON FORGE — In this season of giving, folks who depend on 24 local assistance agencies and social programs are relying on Sevier County residents make some gifts that don’t come bundled in paper or bows. Supporters of United Way of Sevier County are making their final push for the 2009 fundraising campaign. With only at most about a week left in the effort, they’re still a long way from their goal and worried this may be the fourth year in a row they’ve fallen short. If that’s the case, United Way Director of Marketing Elaina DeLozier says, it will likely mean further cuts for the organizations that depend on funding from the campaign. That, in turn, could mean local residents who need help, a booming population as the recession drags on, may have fewer options for finding it. “There really is an urgency to this,”

SEVIERVILLE — Judge Richard Vance sentenced Paul Lintner, former kitchen supervisor for the Sevier County Jail, to the maximum two-year sentence on Tuesday for having sex with a male trusty while employed at the jail. Lintner pleaded guilty last month to a single felony count of having sexual contact with an inmate. Lintner His defense attorney, Charles Sexton, said at the time Lintner was making that plea because it was in his best interest. The state dropped another five counts of the same charge at that time. Vance reviewed presentations from both sides before announcing the sentence. The primary factor turned out to be Lintner’s prior convictions, which include a federal tax evasion conviction and forgery charges that first landed him at the jail. He became kitchen supervisor after first serving as an inmate himself. “His prior felony convictions justify enhancing his sentence to the maximum,” Vance said. Lintner will remain free on bond until Jan. 2, when he will report to the jail to begin serving his sentence. In outlining the case against Lintner after his guilty plea, prosecutor Steve Hawkins said Lintner was exchanging favors for sex. He took the victim to visit with family at a local grocery store, and took the man home on Christmas Day while the inmate was serving his sentence. Family members took photos of Lintner at the Christmas party that day, Hawkins said. The state’s evidence

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Sevierville Rotary Club members prepare plates full of turkey, ham, and trimmings during their annual Christmas party for the clients of Douglas Cooperative. At right, Douglas Cooperative clients go through and enjoy their goody bags after the meal. Photos by Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press

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Obituaries Ralph Styles, 70 John Joyce, 59 Mary Miller, 86 Marie Broas, 81 Harold Matheson, 68 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . A1-12 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-10 Money . . . . . . . . . . . A11 Nation . . . . . . . . . A11-13 Calendar . . . . . . . . . A12 Classifieds . . . . . . A13-15 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A16 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A16

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

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Summer Blalock, 21, of Sevierville, sits by her wrecked 2002 Jeep Liberty after an accident on Pittman Center Road just south of Mitchell Bottoms Tuesday morning. The right side wheels left the road and the Jeep went down into the ditch, where according to a witness who was driving towards the jeep, the vehicle flipped 3-4 times. A lucky Blalock received minor injuries and was transported by family. The Sevier County Rescue Squad, Caton’s Chapel Fire Department, Sevier County Ambulance, and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department responded.

Contributions for Santa Fund climb to nearly $7,000 The Santa Fund inched toward the $7,000 mark Tuesday with nine new contributions. The latest donations, bringing the total to $6,870: n $200: Anonymous n $100: In memory of Julie n $100: In memory of Dr. Edward Wear n $100: Anonymous n $50: In honor of Sgt. 1st

Class Michael n $15: In memory of Brenda McNaughton Huskey by Mary Anne The Santa Fund benefits seniors and Randy who signed up for help through McNaughton Douglas Cherokee and children n $30: Harold registered through their Boys & and Dolores Baker Girls Club branch. n $25: Doyle and Contributions can be mailed to Carol Frazier The Mountain Press, P.O. Box n $15: In memory of Kay 4810, Sevierville 37864; or made Parton in person at our offices, Riverbend

Drive in Sevierville, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All contributions will be acknowledged in The Mountain Press, unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous. Donations also can be made in memory or honor of other people. The deadline for donations is Dec. 18. Call 428-0746, ext. 217, with questions.

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Fest of Christmas Past is Saturday From Submitted Reports NATIONAL PARK — Great Smoky Mountains National Park announces the 34th annual Festival of Christmas Past celebration scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sugarlands Visitor Center. The event, sponsored in cooperation with Great Smoky Mountains Association, is free to the public. Festival of Christmas Past is an annual celebration of the culture of the Smoky Mountains, with an emphasis on the Christmas season. “Around Christmas time, people gathered in churches, homes and schools, and many of them celebrated the holiday through music, storytelling and crafts. Festival of Christmas Past allows us to pause and remember some of these traditions,� said Kent Cave, North District resource education supervisor. The festival will include old-time mountain music featuring the Lost Mill String Band, Boogertown Gap and South of the River Boys. Demonstrations of traditional domestic skills such as the making of baskets, lye soap, quilts, and apple butter will be ongoing throughout the day. Other special programs that will be presented include: n 9:30 a.m., old-fashioned harp singing led by Bruce Wheeler, Paul Clabo and Martha Graham n noon, Cuz Headrick telling stories of the holiday season n 1 p.m., “Stories of the Past� session, presented by Smoky Mountain Historical Society n 2-3 p.m., “Memories Along the Trail.� Costumed interpreters will lead a short walk from the visitor center and talk about life in the mountains.

Seymour parade set for Saturday From Submitted Reports SEYMOUR — Seymour’s 16th annual Christmas parade will be Saturday. The parade leaves from Valley Grove Baptist Church at 4 p.m. It will end at the Kroger store. L a s t y e a r ’ s Landry parade can be viewed on YouTube by searching for Seymour Tennessee 2008 Christmas Parade. Applications to be in the parade are available at TriCounty News on Chapman Highway. Call 577-5935 for more information. This year’s grand marshal is Bill Landry of the Heartland series. He is currently involved with Roane State Community College restoring its Princess Theater. This is Landry’s second time as grand marshal for the Seymour parade.

Allen Ray Doane, 55, of 3115 Sims Road, Sevierville, was brought to Sevier County to face previous charges of sexual battery. The listing published in Monday’s arrests reports was not a new charge. 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 Valerie Lynn Fennell, 29, of 4031 Hitching Post Road in Pigeon Forge, was charged Dec. 8 with two circuit court warrants. She was being held in lieu of $70,000 bond. u Katherine May Gonzalez, 49, of 244 Conner Heights Road in Pigeon Forge, was charged Dec. 7 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held. u Tony Craig Hardin, 28, of Maryville, was charged Dec. 7 with contempt of court. He was released on $1,600 bond. u Robert Lynn McCarter, 36, of 1146 Powder Mill Road in Gatlinburg, was charged Dec. 7 with general theft. He was being held in lieu of $1,500 bond. u Heath Barkley Sanchez, 25, of Knoxville, was charged Dec. 7 with violation of pre-trial bond release conditions and a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Jarod Gary Seal, 29, of Dandridge, was charged Dec. 7 with a fourth count of DUI, violation of implied consent law and violation of open container laws. He was released on $5,000 bond. u Rodney Edward Shackleford, 28, of Newport, was charged Dec. 7 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Brittney L. Shipley, 25, of Newport, was charged Dec. 7 with theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000 and burglary. She was released on $5,000 bond. u Steven David Standifer, 30, of 2540 Parkway 163 in Pigeon Forge, was charged Dec. 8 with driving on a suspended license. He was released. u Ronnie Chris Stansbury, 67, of 3741 Thomas Cross Road in Sevierville, was charged Dec. 7 with reckless endangerment. He was released on $2,000 bond. u Paul Jay Vasallo, 37, of 404 E. Douglas Dam Road in Sevierville, was charged Dec. 7 with forgery and aggravated burglary. He was being held.

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Sevier County 4-H new All-Star Members. From left: front row, Lauren Jenkins, Maddie Rule, Erin Perry, Heather Hatcher, Courtney Rolen, Shaye Smith. Back row, Jared Bruhin, Lawrence Clements, Spencer Lewis and Josh Gideon.

4-H All stars recognized for 2009 Sevier County 4-H recently had ten senior 4-H members inducted into the State 4-H All Star organization. The induction ceremony was held at the Eastern Region 4-H Fall All Star Conference in Gatlinburg. Tennessee 4-H All Stars is the second level in the Tennessee 4-H recognition program for outstanding 4-H members. Qualifications for the All Star recognition include: being an active 4-H member; having completed eighth grade; must be a 4-H Honor Club Member; exhibit outstanding leadership ability; commendable character and be willing to serve. New Sevier County All Stars include: Josh Gideon, Spencer Lewis and Courtney Rolen, Gatlinburg-Pittman High School; Lauren Jenkins and Heather Hatcher, Pigeon Forge High

through county, regional and state service projects to benefit their neighbors at home and around the world. At the regional conference, delegates completed six different service projects. All Stars from across East Tennessee raised $1,200 School; and Jared Bruhin, for the Second Harvest Food Bank; they conLawrence Clements, structed 100 Beanie Baby Maddie Rule, Erin Perry care packages for Ronald and Shaye Smith, Sevier McDonald House; preCounty High School. pared 300 Christmas Other Sevier County AllCards for East Tennessee Stars taking part in the Fall Regional Conference Nursing Homes; prepared 600 Christmas included Samantha Cards for U.S. Military Greene, Homeschool personnel currently Club; Lizette Aparicio, stationed overseas and Hannah Clevenger, Hunter Greene, Christina cleaned several hundred dollars worth of coins Lulich, Daniel Roberts and Autumn Ward, Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and J.P. Caylor, Sevier County High School. The All Star motto is 3NELLING3TUDIOS “Service” and 4-H All !LL!GES   Stars exhibit this motto




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that had been tossed in the Grist Mill at Cades Cove for donation to the National Park. All totaled, 4-H members contributed over 350 hours to these projects. Congratulations to these outstanding young people for their examples of service. If you need more information about 4-H and 4-H All Star opportunities in Sevier County, please contact Glenn Turner at 4533695. — Glenn Turner is a Sevier County agricultural extension service agent. Call him at 453-3695.

GATLINBURG — The annual All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) conference this year is titled, “Invasive Species: The Biggest Threat to Biodiversity?” The event will be today through Saturday at Riverside Terrace Resort and Conference Center. Discover Life in America staff, national park staff and volunteers are involved in putting the conference together. This year’s conference will include ATBI science talks; Smokies’ air quality update; Smokies’ save the Hemlocks update; silent and live auctions to raise  funds to help support the ATBI; a nature photographer workshop; and a full day for educators. The culminating event is the Salamander Ball” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Ball activities: n Live music by the Johnson Swingtet n Beauty pageant n Hors d’oeuvres and beverages n Aquarium scavenger hunt n Live auction n Children’s area with games and crafts The All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory is an ecological undertaking to find and document every species of life in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The effort began in 1998 and is serving as a model for efforts to document the diversity of life at other national and state parks, and in other preserves. To date over 900 species have been identified that are new to science and over 6,400 species have been identified that are new records for the Smokies.


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State asks for execution date for female inmate NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee’s attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to set an execution date for the first women to be sentenced to death in the state. In a motion filed Tuesday, the state says 57-year-old Gaile K. Owens has exhausted her three-tier appeals process after the U.S. Supreme Court last month denied her petition for a rehearing. Owens was convicted in 1986 in Shelby County for the murder-for-hire of her husband. She is accused of hiring Sidney Porterfield to kill her husband with a tire iron. Porterfield was also sentenced to death and is still on death row. According to court records, the U.S. Supreme Court last month denied her petition for a rehearing.


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also included testimony from another inmate who saw Lintner and the victim having sex, Hawkins said. The Mountain Press does not typically identify victims in sex crimes. The victim in Linter’s case has filed a $15 million civil case against Linter and the county in federal court; he declined to comment on the case Tuesday.

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DeLozier says. “We’re not where we need to be at this time in the campaign. We’re not where we need to be for the community partners and the residents who depend on them. I think everyone involved in the campaign is definitely concerned. As we all know, there’s even more need this year than before because of the economy.� Still, even as the downturn has forced more people to seek the help of groups like the Salvation Army and Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, both of which rely on United Way funding, United Way supporters realize it has also limited their pool of potential donors. “We all know there’s a lot of need out there, but the working people are really just trying to get by,� United Way Board of Directors member Mike Hodge says. “That might mean they don’t have the money to give to groups like United Way this year. We certainly understand that, but there’s still a lot of need that we have to figure out how to fill. There a lot of people who need help out there.� That’s why United Way staffers and volunteers have stepped up their efforts to push to the finish line this year. With only days left, the total stands at about 60 percent of the $500,000 goal. “We’re well aware that we’re nearing the end of the campaign and we are still short,� DeLozier says. “We’re all still really pushing until the end of the campaign because every dollar matters at this point. It does throughout, but especially now. We’re working to raise as much as we can in these final days of the campaign.� For information about donating to United Way, call the agency’s office at 453-4261 or visit the Web site n

A second inmate has filed a complaint claiming Lintner harassed him, but did not have sexual contact with him. Kim Pierce, former sheriff’s deputy and frequent candidate for sheriff, was outspoken about the allegations against Lintner; she said Tuesday she was surprised and relieved to see Lintner get the maximum sentence. “I’m really, really glad,� she said. n

United Way agencies There are 24 local community service agencies that depend on funding from United Way of Sevier County’s annual fundraising campaign, including: n Boy Scouts, Great Smoky Mountain Council n Boys and Girls Clubs of the Smoky Mountains n Cherish the Child n Child and Family Services n Douglas Cooperative n Epilepsy Foundation n Florence Crittenton Agency n Girl Scouts of America Tanasi Council n Goodwill Industries n Helen Ross McNabb Center n Legal Aid of East Tennessee n Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic n National Kidney Foundation n Pittman Center Volunteer Fire Department n Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center n Safe Have n SafeSpace n Samaritan Place n Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service n Sevier County Children’s Shelter n Sevier County Council on Aging n Sevier County Help Fund (Douglas Cherokee) n Sevier County Rescue Squad n Seymour Volunteer Fire Department

obituaries In Memoriam

Ralph Wayne Styles Ralph Wayne Styles, age 70, of Malaga, Washington, died Nov. 2, 2009. He was born May 9, 1939, in Sevier County. He moved to Washington in 1953. He graduated from Entiat High School. He was a United States Army Veteran who served as a Paratrooper. He worked for Alcoa Aluminum Company as a crane operator for 32 years. He leaves his wife, Judy; four children; one sister; two brothers of Washington state; one brother, Walter L. Styles of Sevierville.

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John Richard “Rick� Joyce John Richard “Rick� Joyce, age 59 of Gatlinburg, passed at home Monday, December 7, 2009. A man who was committed to making his community a better place, Rick worked through several charities and organizations including the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce and served as Chairman for Sevier County’s Hillside Task Force. He is a graduate of Leadership Sevier and the owner of Cupid’s Petals and Gatlinburg Farms. He served as Sgt. Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was preceded in death by his parents Edgar and Dorathy Joyce, grandparents Ruby and John Sandridge and Cecil and Matilda Joyce, brother Theron Joyce, sister Clara Devine. Survivors include his wife, Mara; daughters and sons-in-law, Janette and Jeff Jump, Janell and Scott Nelson, Meghanne and Daniel Bell; sons, Charlie Joyce, Neal Santin; grandchildren, Jordan and Jenna Nelson, Julia Jump; Godchildren, Jeremy O’Blenis, Lambrey, Meriah, Malachi, and Ezekiel Sancreek, Ava and Raidyn Wilson; sisters and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Jack Christian, Barbara Joyce; brother and sisterin-law, Robert and Joanne Joyce; uncle and aunt, Jack and Suzanne Sandridge; several nieces and nephews and many close friends. Many special thanks to all who helped with his care. Memorial donations may be made in Rick’s honor at any Citizens National Bank. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Ownby and Rev. Bill Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n


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back to her home in Tennessee. Survivors: sister, Lydia O. Mary Jane Miller, 86 of Reagan; niece and caretakSeymour, died Dec. 7, 2009. ers, Linda Heatherly and Survivors: sons, Clarky Miller, husband Harold of Maryville; Kenneth Miller; grandchildren, best friend, Emanuel Farber of LeAnne West and husband Macon, Ga.; many nieces and Sam, Kenny Miller, Robin nephews. Martin and husband Dennis, Graveside service 11 a. m. Becky Miller, Derek Treffner, Dustin Treffner, Brandon Miller; Wednesday in Hatcher Cemetery. three great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Lanier and husband n Jim; several nieces and nephews. Harold W. “Matt� Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel Matheson Harold W. “Matt� Matheson, of Atchley Funeral Home, the Revs. W. A. Galyon and Ronnie (U.S. Navy Ret.), age 68 of died White officiating. Interment Sevierville, 11 a.m. Thursday in Shiloh Sunday, Dec. 6, Cemetery, Seymour. The fam- 2009. ily will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Survivors: Wife: Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Ellen M. Matheson; Home Sevierville. daughter, Michele Carter; sons, Matthew Matheson and Marc Matheson; n 11 grandchildren; six sisters. Cremation arrangements Marie G. Broas by Atchley Funeral Home, Marie G. Broas, 81 of Sevierville, Sevierville. died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. She spent most of her life living and n working in Atlanta and retired

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Obama urges major new stimulus, jobs spending WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called for a major new burst of federal spending Tuesday, perhaps $150 billion or more, aiming to jolt the wobbly economy into a stronger recovery and reduce painfully persistent double-digit unemployment. Despite Republican criticism concerning record federal deficits, Obama said the U.S. has had to “spend our way out of this recession� with so many people out of work but insisted he was still mindful of a need to confront soaring deficits. More than 7 million Americans have lost their jobs since the recession began two years ago, and the jobless rate stands at 10 percent, statistics Obama called “staggering.� Congressional approval would be required for the new spending. “We avoided the depres-

sion many feared,� Obama said in a speech at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. But, he added, “Our work is far from done.� It was the third time in a week the president had presided over a high-profile event on jobs, responding to rising pleas in Congress that he spend more time discussing unemployment as midterm election season draws near. Obama proposed new spending for highway and bridge construction, for small business tax cuts and for retrofitting millions of homes to make them more energy-efficient. He said he wanted to extend economic stimulus programs to keep unemployment insurance from expiring for millions of out-of-work Americans and to help laid-off workers keep their health insurance. He proposed an additional $250 apiece

in stimulus spending for seniors and veterans and aid to state and local governments to discourage them from laying off teachers, police officers and firefighters. He did not give a price tag for the new package but said he would work with Congress on deciding how to pay for it. On Capitol Hill, estimates of a potential jobs bill range from $75 to $150 billion, said Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House. “100 billion, 150 billion, 75 billion — those are all figures that are being talked about,� Hoyer told reporters. Those billions would be on top of money for separate legislation for safety-net initiatives such as extending unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless and providing them health insurance subsidies. Some lawmakers put the total

cost of the new proposals at $200 billion or more. White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein said the White House is considering spending $50 billion on infrastructure projects alone such as roads and bridges and water projects. Other figures, he said in an interview with The Associated Press, would be worked out with Congress. Republicans ridiculed the president’s speech and his parallel call for doing more to hold down government deficits. “At least the president’s proposal will result in one new job — he’ll need to hire a magician to make this new deficit spending appear fiscally responsible,� said Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, the senior Republican on the Senate Budget Committee. House GOP leader John Boehner of Ohio declared the president “out of ideas and out of touch.�

While Obama did not propose the kind of direct federal public works jobs that were created in the 1930s, he said government action could set the stage for more job creation by private business. Many of his proposals would extend or expand programs included in the mammoth $787 billion stimulus package passed last winter. While acknowledging increasing concerns in Congress and among the public over the nation’s growing debt, Obama said critics present a “false choice� between paying down deficits and investing in job creation and economic growth. “Even as we have had to spend our way out of this recession in the near term, we have begun to make the hard choices necessary to get our country on a more stable fiscal footing in the long run,� he said.

Baghdad government targets struck; 127 dead We Want GOLD! BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide car bomb flattened a court building and an explosives-rigged ambulance blew down walls like dominos near the Finance Ministry during a wave of coordinated attacks Tuesday that targeted high-profile symbols of Iraqi authority. At least 127 people were killed. The blasts — at least five in total — marked the third major strike on government sites since August and brought uncomfortable questions for Iraqi leaders. These include


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out,� Delius said. Special prosecutor Steve Garrett said the state did not pursue allegations that Teaster was intoxicated at the time of the wreck due to discrepancies with a blood sample taken after the wreck. “There were basically three things that caused questions about the test,� Garrett said. The sample was drawn two and a half hours after the accident, he said, while state law at the time called for a sample to be drawn within a maximum of two hours after an incident. That law was later changed, but the discrepancy still could have been used to have the sample ruled inadmissible, Garrett said. Also, Teaster is a diabetic and uses an insulin pump, which was ripped from his body during the wreck. That could also have affected the test results, Garrett explained. Finally, further tests didn’t detect the presence of morphine and other pain medication administered by medical personnel treating Teaster for his injuries. “Those were all reasons that it came into question, whether it was admissible and whether or not it would be viable,� Garrett said. That also weighed into the state’s decision to accept a

signs al-Qaida in Iraq is regrouping and concerns over the readiness of Iraqi forces to handle security alone as U.S. forces depart. The bombings also brought swift accusations about the motives behind the attacks. Officials claimed a Sunni insurgent alliance, including members of Saddam Hussein’s banned Baath Party, seeks to undermine the pro-Western government ahead of elections set for March 7 and the later withdrawal of U.S. combat forces.

plea agreement with Teaster. “When you have those issues, they raise doubts and it leads both sides to come to some middle ground, which is what happened here,� he said. Garrett oversaw the prosecution of the case at the request of District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn, whose office ordinarily would have handled the case. Dunn’s office accepts funding from Sevier County and each of the cities in the county, including Pigeon Forge; Teaster’s grandmother is Pigeon Forge City Manager Earlene


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Teaster. Chesney’s family has filed a $5 million civil suit against Teaster and his family as a result of the wreck. That lawsuit has not been resolved. The wreck happened at about 2:15 p.m. May 4; Teaster

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The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley will hold a low-cost pet vaccination, testing and microchip clinic on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the society’s Fix-A-Pet Clinic located at 10421 Chapman Highway. No appointment is necessary. Rabies vaccinations will cost $12. Canine distemper/parvo and feline distemper shots are $20. Kennel cough vaccinations will cost $20 each. For information visit or call 5796738.



New Hope Church show scheduled

The free Broadwaystyle show, “Christmas — Around the World and Through the Ages” will be staged Friday-Sunday at New Hope Church, 2450 Winfield Dunn Parkway. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A final performance will be at 10 a.m. Sunday. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Call 804-3300 for free tickets.



Humane Society to wrap gifts

The Sevier County Humane Society is having several gift wrapping events to purchase items for the animal shelter on Gnatty Branch Road. This wrapping will take place at Belz Mall on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge. Items do not have to be purchased at the mall. Wrapping dates: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 19; noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 20; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 21-24.



Santa Claus can call your child

Santa Claus will call a child and discuss their Christmas wish list. Parents should contact the Sevierville Community Center to complete a registration form to have Santa call their child. For ages 4-9, calls will be made between 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 17. Registration continues through today. Space is limited. Call 453-5441 to register. Registration can be completed over the phone.



Bowling event to help Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center is hosting a bowling fundraiser Thursday at Pigeon Forge Community Center. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for a two-person team. This will be a no-tap tournament — bowlers only have to knock down nine pins to get a strike. There will be prizes for the top three teams. For more information call 774-1777 or 429-7373.



Christmas festival Saturday in park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park announces the 34th annual Festival of Christmas Past celebration scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sugarlands Visitor Center. The event, sponsored in cooperation with Great Smoky Mountains Association, is free to the public. Festival of Christmas Past is an annual celebration of the culture of the Smoky Mountains, with an emphasis on the Christmas season.

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Thomas convicted in couple slayings KNOXVILLE (AP) — A jury in Knoxville on Tuesday convicted a third suspect in the carjacking and torture killing of a young Knoxville couple. The jury, chosen in Chattanooga, found George Thomas guilty on Tuesday in the January 2007 murders of 21-yearold Channon Christian and her 23-year-old boyfriend Christopher Newsom. In live television coverage, the jury foreman announced guilty verdicts for all 38 counts against

him, ranging from firstdegree murder to robbery, rape and kidnapping. The defense presented no testimony in defense of Thomas, of Lebanon, Ky., but told jurors the state failed to present evidence that Thomas carjacked, raped or killed anyone. His attorneys did not speak to reporters after the verdict was read. Newsom’s mother, Mary Newsom, said she hoped to see Thomas receive the death penalty.

“They took our kids’ lives away,” she said, referring to Thomas and his co-defendants. “We feel like they should take his life, too.” The jury today will begin hearing testimony about whether he should receive the death sentence. In earlier trials, ringleader Lemaricus Davidson was sentenced to death and his brother Letalvis Cobbins of Lebanon, Ky., was sentenced to life without parole. A fourth defen-

dant, Vanessa Coleman, remains to be tried. A fifth conspirator, Eric Boyd, was convicted in federal court of being an accessory after the fact for hiding Davidson, and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. The jury deliberated for about six hours over two days during the trial that began a week ago. Newsom’s naked, bound and burned body was found near railroad tracks and Christian had been stuffed into a trash can and left to suffocate.


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On this date:

In 1958, the antiCommunist John Birch Society was formed in Indianapolis.

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Ten years ago:

In Worcester, Mass., six firefighters who had died in a warehouse blaze were honored as fallen heroes by thousands of their brethren from around the world.

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Five years ago:

President George W. Bush ruled out raising taxes to finance a Social Security overhaul. Bush announced he was keeping the heads of the Transportation, Interior, Housing and Labor departments. Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was constitutional.

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national quote roundup “These long-overdue findings cement 2009’s place in history as the year when the United States government began addressing the challenge of greenhousegas pollution.” — EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in remarks after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that there was compelling scientific evidence that global warming from manmade greenhouse gases endangers Americans’ health.

“Bernanke’s main message is that the Fed still remains very committed to policies that will provide further support for a stronger recovery. There hasn’t been dramatic enough improvements in the economy to make any major changes.” — Brian Bethune, economist at IHS Global Insight in a statement after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned that it’s too soon to know whether the economic recovery will last and again pledged to hold rates at record-low levels for an “extended period.”

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On Dec. 9, 1854, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s famous poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” was published in England.


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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Police say a former cast member of the 1980s television show “Family T i e s ” has been arrested for investigation of assault in Colorado. Police Bonsall s a i d Monday that 28-year-old Brian Bonsall got into a fight at an apartment on Saturday and hit a friend with part of a broken wooden stool. Bonsall allegedly told officers he had been drinking and didn’t remember what happened. Bonsall played Michael J. Fox’s little brother Andy Keaton on the sitcom. He is being held in the Boulder County Jail and was due in court Wednesday. Jail records didn’t indicate his lawyer’s name. Authorities say Bonsall was sentenced to probation in 2007 for assaulting his girlfriend. He was later accused of probation violations.

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Real grief, sorrow mark these times Numbers do not have emotions. Data does not cry. All the economic statistics from Washington and New York — no matter how discouraging they may be — do not bleed. Human beings feel pain. Human beings live with heartache. Never was this more obvious to me than last Monday night in Philadelphia, while watching a two-hour focus group of 11 area voters conducted by respected pollster Peter Hart for the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. It is truly a shame that the nation’s political and financial leadership was not there to hear for themselves the heartache and the fear in these voters’ voices. The words of two married mothers, Patricia Mitchell, 45, who tends bar and voted for John McCain, and Cheryll Darby, 36, who was laid off in July from the company where she had worked for 11 years and who voted for Barack Obama, were both honestly painful and painfully honest. Asked by Hart about the economy, Patricia spoke of her tips being “way down” and about her husband, a carpenter and former Marine, who every day seeks work unsuccessfully: “On Craigslist this morning, there were over 100 postings of a blue-collar tradesman looking for work and there was one posting for a carpenter.” How had she had been affected personally? “My family is facing homelessness right now, which I never imagined could ever happen ... sorry.” Patricia answered with understandable emotion. Cheryll, who told of one of her brothers being laid off and another finding a job after nine months of looking, expressed her deepest concern for her father, soon to be 59, whose unemployment benefits are about to expire. He looks for work, but employers “can hire someone who’s 25 or 30 and will work for less.” As the oldest of five, she’s grateful that “our parents struggled our whole lives to provide for us ... look they could live with me, but I don’t want them to have to lose their home.” No doubt touched by the emotional candor of Patricia and Cheryll, the men in the group spoke of their own economic setbacks — of being forced into early retirement, having work cut from full-time to part-time, of clients unable to pay them and reducing their standard of living. The group, seven Obama voters and four McCain supporters, strongly agreed that unemployment is the nation’s most urgent problem. There was virtually no enthusiasm for the sending of more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. Bill Kelly, 62, an independent and retired shipping supervisor who voted for Obama, spoke for many. “I guess we didn’t learn anything from Vietnam,” he said, comparing Afghanistan to the war in which he, himself, served. The villains in our contemporary drama? The Congress — both parties — and Wall Street — especially AIG. Republican John Rounce, 63, a small business consultant, criticized the Obama administration for the financial bailout “throwing money at the same people who caused the problem.” But Congress, both parties, has political halitosis. If health care reform, which was overwhelmingly favored, fails, the blame will not be on the president who proposed it, but rather on both parties in the “dysfunctional” Congress, whose members are faulted for being “self-serving” and consumed with “self-interest.” When Hart asked whom they saw as “the face” of Congress, Lisa Romantino, 44, a medical secretary and Obama backer, offered “Satan.” With 11 months until Election Day, 2010 does not look like a good year for incumbents. The Philadelphia group still mostly roots for President Barack Obama to succeed and continues to give him the benefit of the doubt. As Cheryll Darby summed up, “The excitement is gone, but the hope is not gone.” But more than any political story, the message from Philadelphia in these harsh economic times is of the real grief and personal sorrow these Americans and their families are suffering. Would-be leaders who ignore their fellow citizens’ pain or who fail to respond will deserve the unemployment they could face. — Mark Shields is a veteran political campaign manager and frequent television talk show commentator. Column distributed by Creators Syndicate. (C)2009 Mark Shields.


Generous nature Utility workers show Christmas spirit, as so many of us do The generosity of the Sevier County people is really on display at Christmas time. Sure, other communities reach out to the needy during the holidays, but Sevier County seems to do it with deeper intensity. Sevier County Electric System, which provides the electrical power to virtually all of the county, handed over a bounty of bicycles, tricycles and other toys this week to the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program. More than two dozen beautiful and new children’s bikes will be among the gifts provided to boys and girls throughout the county on Saturday when the Toys for Tots distribution takes place at Belz Mall in Pigeon Forge. The employees of Sevier County

Electric really came through for the Toys for Tots program. Such a giving spirit may never have been as needed and appreciated as it is this year, when the sour economy and high jobless rate have taken a toll on the less fortunate among us. Some 4,000 children will receive Christmas presents on Saturday, thanks to the Marine Corps League and its annual holiday efforts. These volunteers spend countless hours each year gathering support, both in terms of material goods and money, so they can assist the hundreds and hundreds of families that signed up for assistance. John Linnert, who coordinates Toys for Tots for the Marine Corps League, says the level of need this season has been almost overwhelm-

ing. Thankfully, the employees of the electric utility, who all have good jobs and security, are giving of themselves to help others they may never know or meet. The spirit of Christmas is spiritual, to be sure, but no one’s faith should determine the level of Christmas they enjoy, especially children whose circumstances are beyond their control. Groups like the Marine Corps League help ensure some level of enjoyment and pleasure for the children of needy families. Thanks to Sevier County Electric System and its employees for recognizing that spirit and taking it to a new and higher level. They have made many, many kids happy. Yes, that is the spirit of Christmas.

Political view

Public forum Liver transplant recipient in need of money assistance

Editor: Many are experiencing difficult times. There are plenty of people who need help. There are many ways to get help in Sevier County and many goodhearted volunteers doing a lot for the needy and homeless, and the almost-homeless. There is a major economic downturn under way and many jobs have been lost and businesses have gone under. How can anyone be faulted for being in need during a famine? Unemployment is at record highs. Add to that some personal misfortune and that could turn into a very hard time indeed. I wrote a letter a few months ago about a friend, Nancy Grinstead, who received a liver transplant in August. A liver transplant that saved her life also means constant medical attention to monitor and maintain her health. This includes thousands of dollars in medication every month and many trips to the hospital for blood work to monitor her health. She also needs everyone’s help. Here is a link to her secure Web site biography maintained by, a national nonprofit organization helping transplant patients nationwide. You can visit and read her biography and, if you are in a position to help, please donate. All donations will be for Nancy and her needs. Visit www. I think tipping should be voluntary, according Bob Sturgeon to service. When did it become mandatory? At Sevierville the end of the cruise you have an opportunity to go over your bill with personnel. Of course I did and I had them cut the tipping in half. I will think harder before going on another cruise. Automatic tipping on cruise Lisa Acuff upsets passenger forced to pay Sevierville Editor: My husband and I recently came back from a Humane Society director says Norwegian cruise. The cruise itself was less than $500 for the two of us. Sounds too good to be thanks for supporting auction true. Editor: When you are standing in a forever line when I want to take this opportunity to express our the ship leaves the dock, you are given a plastic thanks to everyone that helped to make our key for your room (a credit/debit card). This 29th annual Champagne Auction a success. We card is used to make purchases on the ship. At are very grateful and fortunate to live in such a the end of the cruise, you are given a summary great, supportive and caring community. of your bill. The folks and businesses that donated the Every day you are given an itinerary and items for this year’s event were very generous, important information. This is placed on your and our audience was as well, with their biddoor in the middle of the night. On day six of ding. Auctioneer Tim Milks and his crew from the seven-day cruise, the cruise line informed its the Smokies Investors did an awesome job for customers, on the itinerary, that a $12 gratuity us too. was added to your check per person, per day. This year’s event brought $21,829, which This would have been $24 per day for the two of goes toward providing veterinary care and supus. This was to tip all the employees that cleaned plies for our animals. Five thousand animals a your room every day and picked up your dishes year equals a lot of vaccines, dewormer, mouths at the end of your meal. to feed, etc. Why so sneaky about it. This was in internaThank you, Sevier County, for stepping up tional waters were you have little legal recourse. and making this year’s auction a success for the When I asked for an itinerary the employee needy animals in our community. informed me that the info they send out can Jayne Vaughn change daily. You better believe it can and to Executive Director their advantage. Sevier County Humane Society

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This time, it counts

Sevier County, Seymour split first matchup as District 2-AAA rivals SEYMOUR -- Meeting for the first time as District 2-AAA foes on the basketball court, Sevier County High School and Seymour High School matched up Tuesday night with a great crowd, great energy and a great atmosphere. The only thing missing were great games. The Seymour Lady Eagles and Sevier County Smoky Bears won lopsided victories over their county and newly-formed district rivals, as SHS topped the Bearettes 45-29 and SCHS shocked the Eagles 57-26. Without their top scorer, Tyler Tilson, who was out with a foot injury, Seymour (2-7, 0-3 in 2-AAA) struggled to find the basket all night in the boys’ game. In fact, the Blue and Gold didn’t even get into doubledigits until late in the third quarter. By that point, Sevier County (8-1, 3-0) had built an unheard-of 42-10 lead. “We came out and played great defense to start the game,” SCHS coach Ken Wright said. “The shots started falling. This game was won with our defense tonight.” TheBearsprimarystrength in the game was their defensive pressure and 6-foot-8 Jordan Hendrickson’s dom-

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Bearette Carly Pippin is pressured in the backcourt by Seymour point guard Casie Cowan as Lady Eagles fans cheer from the bleachers. ination of the low block. Hendrickson imposed his will inside, and late in the third quarter he had probably accumulated more blocked shots than the Eagles had points. “Jordan Hendrickson was an eraser in the middle,” Wright said. “He did a fantastic job of just clogging the middle. He’s doing a job not going for the fakes, keeping his feet and staying out of foul trouble. That forces teams to make shots.” It was obvious Hendrickson’s blocks were frustrating the Eagles, and as the blocks piled up, more and more shots came from outside the paint.

In addition, Zac Carlson was handling things on the offensive end for the SCHS squad, and his 17 points, combined with teammate Josh Johnson’s 12, was more than enough for Sevier County to win. Garrett Hillard, who scored nearly all of his points from outside, managed to lead Seymour with 12 points. The only other Eagle with more than one bucket was newcomer D.J. Griffin, who ended with four points. In the girls contest, Sevier County (1-7, 1-2 in 2-AAA) managed to keep things interesting for a half before Seymour’s Casie Cowan and

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Sevier County’s Josh Johnson is fouled by Seymour’s Alex Lambert during the Bears and Eagles Tuesday night game. Johnson scored 12 for SCHS in their 57-26 win. Shay Brown took control. Up just five points at half 19-14, Cowan and Brown helped the Lady Eagles (6-3, 3-1) spark a 13-2 run at the beginning of the third quarter to move the score to 32-16, putting them firmly ahead. “We played with great effort and focus, and we did it for 32 minutes,” Seyour coach Andy Rines said. “We got a lot of good stuff out of our press. It was pretty

effective.” Sevier County’s Madison Pickel and Amanda Parton did get the Bearettes going on a 7-0 run to get the game back to a single-digit lead, but a Casie Cowan turnaround jumper at the third quarter buzzer got the lead back to 11, and it would get no closer in the fourth quarter. Cowan led the Lady Eagles with 18 points, followed by Brown with 13.

“Casie did a great job, I felt like she took over the game,” Rines said. “We challenged her tonight, and she always responds.” Ashley McCarter added six points, while Hannah Moore had four, and Jordan Ballard and Brittany Seagle notched two each. Carly Pippin and Amber Harris led the Bearettes with six points apiece.


G-P boys remain unbeaten, girls fall to 3-2 with loss Placeres’ boys are 7-0

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G-P senior Marquise Wall (12) drives to the basket and goes airborne for two points against visiting West Greene Buffaloes on Tuesday night.

GATLINBURG — The West Greene Buffaloes entered Tuesday night’s contest at Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders with upset on their minds, but what the visitors got was blown out. After West Greene (2-5) grabbed a surprising 14-12 lead halfway through the opening quarter, G-P (7-0) responded with a 20-0 run over the next four minutes en route to an 82-56 Blueand-Gold victory. G-P senior McKinley Maples led the way with 17 points, followed by junior Jose Agosto’s 16. Junior Garrett Buckner came through with a doubledouble on 10 points and 10 boards. Junior Morrease “Mo” Barber turned in another strong performance with seven points, nine boards and five assists. Barber could score a lot more if he wasn’t such a good teammate. “Morrease is very unselfish,” said G-P coach Raul Placeres. “And he plays a lot of positions for us. He can do everything on the court.” Senior Marquise Wall scored all seven of his points at the start of the game, also adding four rebounds and two steals. Senior Jake Jackson came through with eight points off the bench, and senior Drew Barton scored just two points but grabbed five boards and led the team defensively.

“Drew is my warrior,” said Placeres. “He knows his job is to come in the game and play defense and grab the rebounds for us. That’s what I love about him.” As a team, G-P shot an astounding 75 percent (21-of-28) in the first half. The Highlanders next travel to county and District 3-AA rival Pigeon Forge Tigers on Friday night.

G-P beats A-E by 3

KNOXVILLE — The Highlanders boys’ basketball squad came up with a historic win at District 3-AA rival Austin-East Roadrunners on Monday night, 50-47. Although the Highlanders (7-0, 1-0) didn’t perform up to their potential, they did enough to come through with reportedly the first Blue-and-Gold victory at the Roadrunners home court in school history. In what’s becoming a common occurrence this season, Maples — who’s been averaging a consistent 16 points per game — led the Blueand-Gold with 15 points, also chipping in three steals and a pair of boards. But nobody was bigger than Buckner, who scored 13 points with 11 of them coming in the fourth quarter. Other key contributors were Agosto with seven points, Barton with six ticks, four steals and four boards, Barber with just four points but nine rebounds and senior Jake Jackson with two points on a timely fourth-quarter field goal that gave G-P the lead inside three minutes.

G-P girls lose 52-44

GATLINBURG — It was a roller coaster night Tuesday for the Lady Highlanders, but in the end the GatlinburgPittman train got derailed by visiting West Greene Lady Buffaloes, 52-44. “We’re just in search of a scorer,” said G-P coach Mike Rader. “Right now, we just don’t have anybody consistently scoring. We’ve got two or three that will do it in spurts, but nothing on a consistent basis.” After exploding for 20 points in the opening quarter, the Lady Highlanders (3-2) had trouble scoring the rest of the night. But after falling into a nine-point hole with less than five minutes remaining, the Lady Highlanders made a comeback. When junior Beka Owens drained a trey with 44.59 seconds on the clock, the West Greene (3-4) edge was trimmed to 46-44. But the Lady Buffaloes converted 8-of-8 from the charity stripe in the final minute of the game — and 12-of-12 for the fourth quarter — to hold off the Blue and Gold by six. Owens and sophomore Sami John led the Lady Highlanders with seven points, juniors Macy Shults and Steph Taylor had six apiece, and freshman Karsen Sims and junior Morgan Dodgen had five each in the losing effort. G-P next travels to county and district rival Pigeon Forge on Friday night.

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SCOREBOARD Ernie James, 193 Liz Garrett, 191 High scratch series: Bobbie Hart, 521 Liz Garrett, 508 Wilma McConville, 501

tv sports Today

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Georgia at St. John’s 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Villanova at Saint Joseph’s 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Kentucky vs. Connecticut, at New York NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Chicago at Atlanta NHL HOCKEY 9 p.m. VERSUS — Minnesota at Colorado RODEO 10 p.m. ESPN CLASSIC — PRCA, National Finals, seventh round, at Las Vegas

ncaa gridiron

Thursday, Dec. 10 GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship, first round, at Mpumalanga, South Africa (same-day tape) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 — DePaul vs. Mississippi St., at Tampa, Fla. 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati 9 p.m. ESPN — Syracuse vs. Florida, at Tampa, Fla. NBA BASKETBALL 8:15 p.m. TNT — Boston at Washington 10:30 p.m. TNT — Orlando at Utah RODEO 10 p.m. ESPN CLASSIC — PRCA, National Finals, eighth round, at Las Vegas

prep wrestling State Prep Wrestling Poll

School PR 1. Baylor 100 2. Bradley Central 90 3. Father Ryan 79 4. Christian Bros. 75 5. McCallie 67 6. Cleveland 57 7. Science Hill 36 8. Soddy Daisy 33 9. Montgomery Bell 28 10.Clarksville 24 11.Independence 19 12.Ravenwood 13

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-——— Others receiving votes: Blackmon, Brentwood, Cookeville, Franklin, Hixson, MT. Juliet, Ooltewah, Seymour. ——— The Poll is primarily a measure of dual meet strength with some consideration to individual tournament strength. Votes are cast by a state-wide panel of high school wrestling coaches and are based on a maximum Power Ranking of 100 percent. ——— PR= Power Ranking

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Local driver making his way in NASCAR Near the end of the 2009 NASCAR schedule Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Trevor Bayne would compete full time for their organization in the upcoming Nationwide Series season. Bayne is a native of Knoxville who actually began his racing career right here in Kodak at the Dumplin Valley Raceway, a go-kart track located just off of I-40 near the Tennessee Smokies ballpark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was only 5-yearsold,â&#x20AC;? Bayne recalls of his first race. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just me and one other kid. I wanted to win so I just cut right through the middle of the track so I could get ahead.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not so hard for Bayne to remember that first race. After all, he is only 18 years of age now as he prepares for his first full season driving the 99 Nationwide car. NASCAR requires that drivers in its top three divisions be at least eighteen. He will turn 19 in February of 2010. As it turned out, Bayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s karting career did not stay in Kodak. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After a couple of years racing there we starting going all over the place,â&#x20AC;? he recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were on the road a lot.â&#x20AC;? He found numerous race

wins and karting championships while out on the road. That traveling did not prevent Bayne from having a somewhat normal childhood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I played baseball and football all the way up to my first couple of years in high school,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then, it got kinda tough to do more than just the racing. After my sophomore year we moved to Mooresville, North Carolina so I could focus more on that.â&#x20AC;? Bayne attended both Knoxville Central and Gibbs high schools while living in the Knoxville area. After moving to Mooresville, Bayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career really began to take off. He was driving in the USAR stock car series at the age of 15 when an impromptu meeting lead to even bigger and better things. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was racing in the USAR race at Bristol,â&#x20AC;? Bayne recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During a break I was in the back of a hauler with Billy Ballew(owner of Kyle

NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Camping World East late model stock car series. Just as it looked like things were going as well as possible, DEI informed Bayne in early 2009 that because of finances they were going to have to let him go. However, the closing of one door opened another. Bayne meet with former team owner Gary Bechtel, who was looking to get back into the Nationwide Series. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really worked Trevor Bayne out just perfect,â&#x20AC;? Bayne said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gary was looking to Buschâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truck series get back into it, I needed a team). We talked about me maybe driving for him ride and MWR was looking for a partner for their someday. Nationwide team. We were â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was also a guy named â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; who was there all in the right place at the right time.â&#x20AC;? in the hauler as well,â&#x20AC;? he Aaronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rents has added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ended up talkagreed to sponsor some ing to Pat more than to Ballew. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think any- of the races for the 99 Nationwide Toyota in thing had come of it.â&#x20AC;? 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gary and MWR It turns out the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are committed to running Bayne had been talking the full schedule whether to was Pat Suhy, General Motorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; NASCAR director. we get more sponsorship or not,â&#x20AC;? Bayne declared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know who Things have really he was,â&#x20AC;? Bayne admitted. fallen into place for this From the time of the meeting things that would nice and accommodating young man. Perhaps those move Bayne toward NASCAR top levels began things will continue to fall into place all the way from to fall into place. Suhy Dumplin Valley to victory called Bayne and evenlane in Daytona. tually helped the young Please contact me by driver sign a developvisiting my website at ment contract with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. to drive in


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NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bryant Gumbel shocked a television audience with the news that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recovering from lung cancer surgery and treatment. The former â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;? show anchor, 61, said a malignant tumor and part of his lung were removed two months ago. He revealed his condition to Kelly Ripa while subbing for Regis Philbin on Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live With Regis and Kelly.â&#x20AC;? (Philbin recently had hip replacement surgery.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing to hide from,â&#x20AC;? Gumbel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They opened up my chest, they took out a malignant tumor, they took out part of my lung and they took out some other goodies.â&#x20AC;? Even with the surgery, some aggressive cancer cells had escaped, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so I went through some treatment and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done now,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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defensive player; and the Lott Trophy, awarded to college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Berry was the selected first-team All-SEC and the league's Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press last season. Williams closed out his Tennessee career with 61 tackles, the fourth most by an interior lineman at Tennessee since 1990. The

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LOS ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A handful of pets have been sickened with swine flu in recent weeks, but here are doctorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; orders: Wash your hands and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t panic. The virus, also known as H1N1, has been diagnosed in only a few cats and ferrets since it emerged in April. Veterinarians say they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if that is because so few animals have been tested or because so few have the disease. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably going to be seeing more (pet) cases in the future. There is more focus on it so people are looking harder,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Kristy Pabilonia of the Colorado State University Department of Veterinary Medicine, which confirmed two new cases in cats on Friday. A lethargic 13-year-old tabby in Iowa that was having trouble breathing was the first house cat to be diagnosed. In the last two months, other cats have tested positive in Iowa, Utah and Pennsylvania. All have recovered or are expected to recover, Pabilonia said. Swine flu appears to be the latest disease spread between animals and humans, said Dr. Miranda Spindel, Director of Veterinary Outreach for the ASPCA and based in Fort Collins, Colo. Other examples include ringworm, salmonella, plague and rabies.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are lots of diseases that are transmitted from people to pets and vice versa and people tend to forget that,â&#x20AC;? Spindel said. However, it is rare for flu viruses to jump between species, according to the AmericanVeterinaryMedical Association. And there is no evidence that humans can get the swine flu infection from pets. Still, the few confirmed pet cases have people keeping a closer eye on their animals, Spindel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of questions coming in. People are anticipating, worried about ways they can limit transmission or prevent exposure,â&#x20AC;? she said. Whether doctors are treating humans or pets, they give the same advice: Wash your hands, cover your mouth when you sneeze and limit

The following recalls have been announced: n About 66,000 Evenflo ExerSaucer 1-2-3 Tea for Me activity learning centers, manufactured in China by Evenflo Co. Inc. of Miamisburg, Ohio, because the fake candle flame on top of the cake toy can detach and pose a choking risk. And additional 13,660 were recalled in Canada. The company has received 11 reports of detached flames in both countries, but no reports on injuries. The activity centers were sold at Toys â&#x20AC;&#x153;Râ&#x20AC;? Us and other juvenile product stores nationwide between

December 2007 and March 2009. Details: by phone at 800-233-5921; by Web at or n The CPSC also issued a second recall of 30,000 packaged terminal air conditioner/heat pump units, manufactured in the United States by Goodman Co. LP of Houston, after two additional incidents of smoke or fire were reported. The units were initially recalled in August 2008. A total of 11 incidents of smoke or fire have been reported, but no injuries. The units were sold by Goodman heating and cooling equipment dealers around the country

cate at a Portland hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are aware of the swine flu and we watch them closely.â&#x20AC;? No cases have been reported in dogs or birds, but at least five ferrets in Nebraska and Oregon tested positive, and one died. There have been a few cases in other animals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including turkeys and pigs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that appear to have gotten the illness from farm workers. A cheetah from a zoo in California also tested positive, but it is unknown whether it had contact with a handler or zoo visitor with swine flu. Swine flu is waning in humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reported Friday that infections are now widespread in only 25 states, down from 48 in late October.


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contact with others if you are ill. Symptoms in pets may include lethargy, decreased appetite, fever, runny nose and eyes, sneezing, coughing and changes in breathing patterns. Because there have been only a few cases, Pabilonia said vets have limited information about the severity of the disease in house pets. Patrice deAvila of Portland, Ore., worries her four rescue cats are more vulnerable to the swine flu than she is, because of both her job and her age, which she calls middle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very careful when I come home. I take my shoes off. I wash my hands very diligently. I try not to expose them because of the potential exposure I have,â&#x20AC;? said deAvila, a patient advo-

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Early present: Tips for picking perfect Christmas tree Christmas trees are a traditional part of the festive holiday season. The most popular Christmas trees that are grown in Tennessee are Virginia pine, eastern white pine, eastern red cedar, Fraser fir and Scotch pine. Here are some tips for choosing and maintaining your Christmas tree. 1. Measure the dimensions, including ceiling height, of the area where the tree will be placed before buying the tree. This will help you select the right size and shape of tree.

2. The easiest method to obtain a fresh tree is to cut one from a Tennessee Christmas tree grower. There are many growers of â&#x20AC;&#x153;choose and cutâ&#x20AC;? Christmas trees in Tennessee. For a directory of Christmas tree growers, contact

the Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture, Division of Marketing at (615) 8375160 or access the following web site: www. cmastrees.html 3. Trees in Christmas tree lots are often obtained from Michigan, Oregon, Colorado and New England as well as regionally in Tennessee and adjacent states. These trees may have been cut four to six weeks before they appear on the lot. Make sure to test the tree for freshness by placing a branch between

the thumb and forefinger of your hand. Pull your hand toward you allowing the branch to slip through your fingers. The needles should bend but not break, and adhere to the branch, not fall off in your hand. A second test is to lift the tree a few inches off the ground and drop it on the stump end. Some interior brown needles should fall, but if green needles fall in abundance, find another tree. 4. To keep your tree fresh, cut ½ to 1 inch of the bottom of the trunk.

community calendar Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. They are listed by date. To place an item phone 4280748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

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. 453-5441 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

Evergreen Live Nativity Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Dolly Parton Parkway, live nativity walk-through, inside the church, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. Free hot chocolate and snacks.


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

Preschool story time 11 a.m. Kodak Library, featuring Puppet Lady. 933-0078.

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

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.

Evergreen Live Nativity

Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Dolly Parton Parkway, live nativity walkthrough, inside the church, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, and Saturday. Free hot chocolate and snacks.

saturday, dec. 12 Turkey Shoot

Choral Society Concert

Annual Sugarlands Old Harp Shape Note Singing, 9:30 a.m., Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Paul Clabo, 453-5847.

New Hope Christmas Show

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Around the World and Through the Agesâ&#x20AC;? will play today, Saturday and Sunday at New Hope Church in Kodak, 2450 Winfield Dunn Parkway. Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A final performance is 10 a.m., Sunday. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Call 804-3300 for free tickets.

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

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

Angel Food

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sunday, dec. 13 SCHS Choir

Sevier County High School Concert Choir performs Christmas and gospel selections, 6 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church.

Choral Society Concert Sevier County Choral Society holiday concert 4 p.m., Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church, 237 Reagan Drive. Free. 4290252 or 800-987-7771.

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Seymour UMC Kiaros reunion 9 a.m., Christmas concert rehearsal 10:30 a.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministries â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Birthday, Jesusâ&#x20AC;? party at noon. 573-9711. Clothing giveaway 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at River of Life Outreach 110 Simmons Road, Seymour.

tree stand. 5. The tree should be placed in a cool area. Keep your tree away from fireplaces, heat registers, radiators, heaters and televisions. Inspect your Christmas tree lights for broken insulation or faulty sockets each year. Always unplug tree lights when you are away from home and before you go to bed. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alan Bruhin is the Sevier County agricultural extension service director. Call him at 453-3695.


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

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S.C. first lady: I wouldn’t have stood with governor By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON, S.C. — Even if her straying husband had asked her to, South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford says she wouldn’t have stood with Gov. Mark Sanford when he faced cameras to tell the world about his affair with an Argentine woman. Jenny Sanford told ABC’s Barbara Walters for a special airing today her husband’s actions have caused consequences but not robbed her of her self esteem. Excerpts of the interview were released Tuesday. As she has said in earlier interviews, Sanford told Walters she found out about her husband’s affair last January and forbid him to see the other woman. She said she told him not to see his four boys or her for a month last summer as well. “My hope was that he would wake up from whatever he was in the throes of and maybe see what he might lose,” she


are considering whether to impeach Sanford for abandoning the state when he took the trip. When he returned, Sanford, at a tearful news conference, confessed the affair. But Jenny Sanford was not beside him and she told Walters that the governor never asked her to appear.

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said. “Certainly his actions hurt me, and they caused consequences for me, but they don’t in any way take away my own self-esteem,” she said. “They reflect poorly on him.” Jenny Sanford said she did not know where her husband was for five days last summer when his disappeared from the state. The governor told his staff he was hiking the Appalachian Trail although he was in Argentina seeing his lover. State lawmakers

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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 May 30, 1995, by John H. Griffin and Jill R. Griffin to Tennessee Title Services, Inc., Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book T559, Page 536, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to SunTrust Bank; and WHEREAS, SunTrust Bank, 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, January 7, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Situate, lying and being in the Ninth (9th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lot Nos. 2 and 4 of Oak City Subdivision as shown on a plat of record in Map Book 2, Page 132, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, and as shown on the survey of Leonard A. Kidd, registered land surveyor no. 1556, dated May 18, 1995, at Dandridge, Tennessee, to which plat and survey reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Being all of the same property conveyed to John H. Griffin and wife, Jill R. Griffin, by deed of Deborah L. Franklin, single, dated May 30, 1995, and of record in warranty deed Book D546, Page 274, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Subject to all applicable restrictions, easements and setback lines of record in Map Book 2, Page 132, and as the foregoing may be amended or corrected, in said register s office. Also subject to any and all applicable restrictions, easements and building setback lines as are shown in the records of the said register s office. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1731 Jackson Ave Seymour, TN 37865 CURRENT OWNER(S): John H. Griffin and Jill R. Griffin 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.: 221.0804806TN Web Site:

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

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away unwanted items in the Classifieds.

Weekly Rentals Includes Phone, Color TV, Wkly Housekeeping Micr./Frig. Available $169.77+ Family Inns West

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696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 1BR Water & appl furn. No pets. Lease. $385 mth Refs 680-3078.


Retail shop in The Village shopping center downtown Gatlinburg. 865-4363995

2 new recliners $398 Cagles Furniture & Appliances 2364B Pittman Center Rd.




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RV Sites starting from $285 & up on Indian Camp Creek Monthly or Yearly rentals. Util. & wi-fi bathhouse & laundromat Furn Near the Park off Hwy 321. 850-2487


PROPERTY ADDRESS: 808 Plantation Drive Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 CURRENT OWNER(S): Belinda Olmos-Woodbury 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: North Star Capital Acquisitions, LLC and River Pointe Home Owners Association 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 PP Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 416.0810859TN Web Site:




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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 September 20, 2005, by Belinda Olmos-Woodbury to Quality Title, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 2357, Page 252, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-CB8; and WHEREAS, The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-CB8, 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 Tuesday, December 22, 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 Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of LOT 35 OF RIVER POINTE SUBDIVISION, as the same appears in plat map of record in Large Map Book 3, Page 153, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description. SUBJECT to the restrictions, conditions, easements, map notations and all other issues of record in Book 1277, page 420; Book 1280, Page 373; Book 1330, Page 575; Large Map Book 3, Page 153, and Map Book 32, Page 276, all in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. ALSO SUBJECT to any and all applicable restrictions, easements and building setback lines as are shown in the records of the said Register s Office. Being all of the property conveyed to Belinda Olmos-Woodbury, a single woman, from Gordon J. Clark, single man, by General Warranty Deed of record in Book 2357, Page 250, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee.





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Neptune Washer $300, 36 in Sony $200, 24 in Sony $50, Double Bed & Mattress $75, Chair And Ottoman $50, 5 Garage Shelves $20 each, Lawn Mower $25 865-776-7750




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The Mountain Press Â&#x2039; Wednesday, December 09, 2009 696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

*WEARS VALLEY 1BR/1BA $525/mo. + Dep. Walk-in closet All kit appl + W/D conn Some Pets OK. 865-654-6507

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1 & 2 BR avail. Some Pets OK. $400 UP WATER INCLUDED Murrell Meadows 1/8 mile from Walters State College Allensville Road Walk to lake Reasonable Rates

2 BR APT. in Pigeon Forge area. $550/mo, $275 damage dep. up front. No pets! 865573- 6859 or 3895229

654-7033 BIG BROKER BOBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s REALTY 865-774-5919 SILO APARTMENTS in Sevierville Offers 1/2 BR Units Pet Friendly


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Pigeon Forge EfďŹ ciency Utilities Included

922 Burden Hill Rd (Triplex) 3 minutes to downtown Sevierville. Clean 1BR 1BA, city view, $450. 865-2865070 Apartment for rent 2 Bedroom Large Utility Room Satellite & cable TV, Washer & Dryer, Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher. Pigeon Forge. One block off Teaster Lane. 865-8092525





WALK TO WALMART Furn, W/D On Trolley Route Large 2 Bed Weekly, Bi-Weekly or Monthly 865-789-1427

Very Nice Unit

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

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

Boyds Creek 2BR/2BA Condo. Lots of Storage, $600 a mon. 573-1099


Spacious 1100 sq ft 2BR 2BA Almost new. 4 minutes from town. 865742-6176

Kodak 2BR $575 mth + security deposit Call Barbara 865368-5338 Large 1BR apt 4536758 or 207-5700. Large Efficiency $150 week. Electric & cable incl. 770335-7008 or 865286-5319 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


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 May 25, 2006, by Jerry Owen Meador and Marsha Johnson Meador to E. Franklin Childress, Jr. and Mary K. Alissandratos, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Instrument No. 2543, Page 581, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Option One Mortgage Corporation; and WHEREAS, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for ABFC 2006-OPT1 Trust, ABFC Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-OPT1, 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 Tuesday, December 22, 2009 (having been postponed from the previous sale date of June 11, 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 Fourth Civil District, Servier County, Tennessee, and being Lot 65, of the W.A. Blalock Subdivision, as SHOWN ON a plat of James F. Hatcher, surveyor, dated January 20, 1965, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning on an iron pin in the northern edge of peachtree street, corner to Lot 66, and being the southwest corner of the Lot herein conveyed; Thence with the common line between Lot 66 and Lot 65, North 21 Deg.26 W 180 feet to iron pin; Thence North 74 Deg 54 E. 288.2 feet to an iron pin in the Western edge of Peachtree Street: Thence in a Southern Direction with the Western Edge of Peachtree Street, 22.8 feet to a point, thence continuing with the edge of said street, south 11 deg.26 E. 110.0 feet to a point; Thence following the curve of the western edge of Peachtree Street in a Southwest direction same having a radius of 78.1 feet to a point; thence continuing with the edge of PEACHTREE street, south 76 deg. 04 W 207.6 to the point of beginning. Being the same property as transferred by Warranty Deed on 5/13/1986 and recorded 5/19/1986 from Michael L. Shular and Wife and June Sissum Shular to Jerry Owen Meador and Marsha Johnson Meador, Husband and wife, recorded in Book 363 and Page 127. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1501 Peach Tree Street Sevierville, TN 37862 CURRENT OWNER(S): Jerry Owen Meador and Marsha Johnson Meador 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. This sale is also subject to the right of redemption by the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE U.S. TREASURY, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7425(d)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in: Book TL 11, Page 285; Book TL 11, Page 335; Book 2802, Page 88. Notice of the sale has been given to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 7425(b). In addition, this sale shall be subject to the right of redemption by the TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, TAX ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, pursuant to T.C.A. 67-1-1433(c)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in: Book 2680, Page 592; Book 2219, Page 7. Notice of the sale has been given to the State of Tennessee in accordance with T.C.A. 67-1-1433(b)(1). 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 IMR Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 226.0814356TN Web Site:

November 25, December 2 and 9,2009

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


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$625 to $850+. Wanda Galli Realty Exec. 680-5119 or 7744307.

3BR 2BA All Appliances & Lake Access Call Frank (865) 919-3433

1BR home Gatlinburg. No pets. $400 mth. 453-8852.

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


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

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

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

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 Studio condo on Pkwy, furn, util inc, wifi, cbl, indr pool $200/ wk 540-397- 4977 698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

2BR 2BA trailer $600 mth 1st & last required. Absolutely no pets! 429-4574 or 453-8243

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

Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1BR cabin on creek fully furnished Utilities included. $225 wk 850-2487.

3BR 2BA in Red Bud Subdivision. Appliances included. $750 & up + deposit. 428-5212

New Rental Energy Eff. GeoThermal H/A, Utilities Reduced by 1/2, Gated, Pvt. On 2.8 Acres, Mt. View! 2BR/2BA plus Attic BR. Ref Required. Credit Check. Courtyard Separation.

3BR/2BA rent to own. Seymour. $695/mo No pets. 865-7657929.

Kodak 3BR 2BA $500 mth + dep. No pets. Refs. 9336544. Sevierville Doublewide 2BR $500 mth + deposit. No pets. Ref. 933-6544

For rent: 2BR 1BA Recently remodeled off Pittman Center Rd. $600 per mth + electric. 1st & last down. Call 865-436-4227.



2BR on Douglas Lake No pets. $400 mth $400 dep. 4282310.

CLOSE IN TO SEV 2BR/2BA, Stove, Fridge, D/W, Includes Mowing. $575 a mo Fresh paint. Lease, Ref. Req. 1st, Last and Damage. No Pets. Rebecca 621-6615

4BR/1.5BA, $1000/mo + deposit. 1444 Twin Oaks Rd. 423-967-6544.

Gatlinburg 3BR 2BA $1000 mth. Gatlinburg 2BR 2BA $850 mth Furnished in Cosby 1BR on creek $700 mth. All have appliances & W/D, fp, hot tub, whirlpool tubs. 423-487-5020 or 865-719-7000.

lease option, purchase. 3bd/2ba, all brick, ďŹ replace, w/tub plus ext 24x24 garage/ workshop, large lot, 100% of pmnts go toward purchase $1400 a month


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.



$875 mo. 1st & last deposit

water & sewer no charge and cantilever barn.

(865) 428-7747 Cell: 207-2719

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2BR/1BA w/App. 1 Block off Pkwy in P.F. No Pets, No Smoking. $600 per month 1st & last. 3BR 1BA Close to Walmart in Newport. $700 mth + $500 dep. 6969993


One Bedroom Cabin Furnished. Very nice residential rental between Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge. $600 mth, 1 year lease. No sub leasing. 423-246-1500. Renters Wanted New Home $440 mth 423-608-8146 Seymour Hinkle Sub 3BR 2BA $975 mth. + dep. 6801032 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.



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

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

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


2007 Kaw. Brute Force 650. Low miles. No damage. Lots of extras. $5500 OBO. 654-6247 941 SUV SALES

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

PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3536 Carsons Ridge Way Sevierville, TN 37862 In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Todd Carter and Lynn E. Carter OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; 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 to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. 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. 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 Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular us or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Everett L. Hixson, Jr., Substitute Trustee Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano, LLC One Park Place, Suite 380 6148 Lee Highway Chattanooga, TN 37421 WWW.RUBINLUBLIN.COM/PROPERTY-LISTINGS.PHP Tel: (888) 890-5309 Fax: (423) 296-1882 December 9, 16 and 23, 2009



We buy junk cars. Cash at pick up. 865-385-2280

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


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




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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 2, 2007, executed by Todd Carter and Lynn E. Carter, conveying certain real property therein described to Tennessee Valley Title Insurance Co., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee recorded on March 9, 2007 at Book/Instrument No. 2763, Page 774-795; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, As Trustee For BCAP LLC Trust 2007-AA3 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, Everett L. Hixson, Jr., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Everett L. Hixson, Jr., as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on J anuary 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the SEVIER County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held at the SEVIER Courthouse, located in 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 DISTRICT NO. SIXTEEN (16) OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND WITHOUT THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF ANY MUNICIPALITY, AND BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 44, IN BROTHERS COVE SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION TO SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AS SHOWN BY MAP OF SAID SUBDIVISION OF RECORD IN LARGE MAP BOOK 5, PAGE 115, IN THE SEVIER COUNTY REGISTER`S OFFICE, SAID TRACT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS SHOWN BY MAP AFORESAID, TO WHICH MAP SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION. THERE IS ALSO CONVEYED HEREWITH RIGHTS OF INGRESS AND EGRESS ALONG A 40 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY KNOWN AS BROTHERS WAY AS SHOWN ON MAP OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET 30, PAGE 109, ALONG BRICE HOLLOW WAY AS SHOWN ON MAP OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET 33, PAGE 197, AND ALONG CARSONS RIDGE WAY AS SHOWN BY MAP OF RECORD IN LARGE MAP BOOK 5, PAGE 115, ALL IN THE SEVIER COUNTY REGISTER`S OFFICE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO TODD CARTER AND WIFE, LYNN E. CARTER BY QUITCLAIM DEED DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 13, 2007, FROM LYNN ELIZABETH DESIGN, LLC, A MICHIGAN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, OF RECORD IN BOOK 2745, PAGE 779, IN THE SEVIER COUNTY REGISTER`S OFFICE.

For Sale 2007 Chevy Suburban Tahoe fully loaded in excellent condition. $23,500 OBO. Contact David at 456-7929



5BD/4.5BA Fully furnished, w/hot tub, washer, dryer, etc.

3BR 1.5BA $750 mth 2BR 1BA $600 mth 3BR 1BA $700 mth 3BR 2BA house $1100 mth. 9244761




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


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710 HOMES FOR SALE First Time Home Buyers Get Tax Credit Now 3 bedroom 2 bath 423-608-8146 NEW 3BR/2BA behind SCHS. Large lot. $136,000. 6546505 or 654-8184. 718 LAND FOR SALE For Sale 5 Acres Close to New Convention Center $75,000 865-429-2279 721 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Commercial or Residential Small House in Sevierville on North Parkway. Ideal for small business. 8502487.




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Mother fears daughter’s reputation will be spoiled by relationship with teacher



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Dear Annie: My outgoing, popular and smart daughter, “Lizzy,” graduated from high school last June. During the school year, there was an investigation into rumors of inappropriate conduct between a male teacher and my daughter. Lizzy assured me nothing was going on. A few days later, the principal informed me that the rumors were not true and Lizzy was in the clear. To make a long story short, the teacher eventually resigned because of the rumors, and I thought that was the end of it. But over the summer, the mother of one of Lizzy’s best friends informed me that my daughter was spending time with this teacher and they had bought a dog together. He also gave her a cell phone so I wouldn’t know about his calls, and she was staying at his house until late at night. Lizzy admitted everything, but said there was no sex involved. I was devastated. Annie, this has tainted my whole image of my daughter. The teacher is old enough to be her father. It makes me sick to know what was happening. My husband and I contacted this teacher, telling him we think he’s an awful person for taking advantage of one of his students and that he must never see her again. But I don’t trust my daughter. I fear her infatuation with this pervert will cloud her judgment. Can I take any legal action against this teacher or the school? Teachers like this should not be in the classroom. -- Teaching Her To Lie Dear Teaching: The school investigated

when it became aware of the rumors and could find nothing incriminating. If Lizzy was 18 and out of school before there was evidence that they were involved, there may not be much you can do, especially if they weren’t intimate. However, you should inform the school that there was inappropriate contact during her senior year and ask if anything can be done from their end. You, however, need to talk to Lizzy calmly and let her know how much you love her and want her to be in a healthy relationship. Explain that it can be manipulative for a teacher to become involved with a student because, intentionally or not, he is taking advantage of his position of authority. Don’t alienate her by attacking him. She will only feel obligated to rush to his defense. Dear Annie: I am 45 years old and have chosen to go gray naturally. My mother and grandmother both have beautiful gray hair. It isn’t a matter of money. I like the gray. The problem is, when people see my hair, they immediately think I am much older. I’ve been mistaken for my husband’s mother, my son’s grandmother and my girlfriend’s mother. I am past the stage of it bothering me, but I don’t know how to respond

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For Better Or Worse

Tina’s Groove

to these people without embarrassing them. The whiter I get, the more this is bound to occur. Any comebacks for me? -- Going Gray and Loving It Dear Going Gray: The nice response is to smile while gently correcting them and add, “It’s OK. I get that a lot.” But we’re certain our readers will come up with more clever comebacks, which you are welcome to use when you feel less charitable. Dear Annie: You made my day. I read the letter from “Dirty Debbie,” who has a very serious cat bowl problem. Wow, this couple has a rough life. One of the cats prefers to get up early, and the other two sleep in, as does her husband. How sweet is that? Her husband, being retired, should volunteer somewhere and maybe take the cats with him. Thanks for the distraction from the real world. -- Carol in Oklahoma Dear Carol: Dirty cat bowls may not be a world catastrophe, but it is a genuine annoyance for the couple involved and deserves the same consideration from us as any other problem. We’re glad, however, that it cheered you up. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, IL 60611. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

December 9, 2009  

The Mountain Press for December 9, 2009