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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 25, No. 364 ■ December 30, 2009 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents

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Alleged teen predator arrested

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Central Tennessee man came here for encounter 5Still going Seymour’s Lady Eagles keep things rolling at Pilot Classic at Knox Catholic High Sports, Page A8

By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — A Central Tennessee man who came here Tuesday looking for an encounter with a 14-year-old girl instead met

several Sevierville police officers. Police say 35-year-old Stephen T. Williamson came to a public location in Sevierville expecting “to per- Williamson form sexual acts ... to include intercourse” with a person he believed to be a teenaged girl, according to his arrest warrant. He’d actually been having con-

versations on the Internet with an undercover officer from the Sevierville Police Department, said Bob Stahlke, public information officer for the department. When Williamson showed up at the planned location, several officers took him into custody without incident. By the end of the day Tuesday, he was being held at the Sevier County Jail on charges of solicitation of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor. His bond was set at $20,000, Stahlke said. The second charge stemmed

from an Internet conversation with the officer in which Williamson allegedly exposed himself on a Web cam. The Sevierville Police Department has quietly begun an Internet Crimes Against Children program, and Tuesday’s arrest was the latest result, Stahlke said. “It’s been about one year we’ve had an undercover officer working with us, but we’ve had an investigator for longer,” he said. n jfarrell@themountainpress.com

Keeping your tree ‘alive’ 5Free TV in jeopardy? Cable fractures networks’ audience, recession siphons advertising $$$ NATION, Page A11

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State appointment Pigeon Forge official will serve on Municipal Technical Advisory Services committee Page A3

Weather Today Partly cloudy High: 47°

Tonight Partly cloudy Low: 36° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries

Cities’ exchange programs provide ‘win-win situation’ By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are all helping local residents stay green during the holiday season by providing recycle dropoff sites for Christmas trees. The city of Sevierville and Trees/Trails and Beautification Board have brought back the “Give a Tree, Take a Tree” program after it was discontinued for the past few years. “We were a little ahead of our time when we first started it 20 years ago,” Bob Parker, Sevierville Parks and Recreation director. “People got out of the mindset (of recycling), but then there was more education, which created more awareness.” Through Jan. 8, residents can drop off their tree in the parking lot shared by the Sevierville Community Center and Sevierville Police Department at the Municipal Complex. They will receive three tree saplings at the community center’s gym/pool office. The seedlings are donated by the Trees/Trails and Beautification Board; funds to purchase the seedlings come from private donations. The community center’s gym/pool office is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The live Christmas trees will be mulched and reused for a required alternate daily cover at the Sevier Solid Waste landfill. “It saves a lot of space at the landfill and saves the city a lot of money,” said Parker, who added Sevierville has been part of the Tree City USA program for 25 years. “It’s another way to increase awareness of preserving forestry. It’s a win-win.” The Gatlinburg Recreation Department and See TREE, Page A4

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Sevierville Community Center employee Katie Randles separates saplings to be handed out as part of Sevierville’s program.

Leslie Rosenberger Sarah Henry, 76 Michael Taylor 50 Judy Price, 64

Smoke alarm causes center evacuation in Gatlinburg

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6,000 Christian youth inside at time

Index Local & State . A1-A4,A6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . A8-A10 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A17 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A17 Classifieds . . . . . A12-A16 Nation . . . . . A5,A11,A18 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A18

By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

Though municipalities are required to rebid projects that only get one offer that is over the budgeted amount, it seems the state faces no such rule. “We look very closely at projects that only receive one bid,” TDOT spokeswoman Julie Oaks said, though she did not indicate that will mean the project will be sent back for another round of bidding. The only thing that might get

GATLINBURG — More than 6,000 attendees at a Christian youth rally were evacuated from the Convention Center after pyrotechnics at the end of a concert set of smoke alarms inside the building. The evacuation came at the end of the first of three Xtreme Winter events at the center this week, said Dave Parella, executive director of the city’s department of tourism. The conclusion of the first event included a concert, and pyrotechnics from the show activated a smoke alarm but did not cause a fire, Parella said. “There was a lot of fog in the room from that and they set off some cold pyrotechnics and one of the sparks struck the ceiling,” he said.

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

Motorists pass within feet of a barn in a sharp curve set to be eliminated during construction work on Birds Creek Road.

Birds Creek Road work near clear By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — Planned work to improve Birds Creek Road seems to have taken a step forward, but unofficially so. Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently completed the bid process, in which they secure offers from contractors hoping to be hired to complete the project. Apparently, though, only one con-

struction company is interested in doing the work, so that leaves some questions about how the state will proceed. As it turns out, Sevier County’s Charles Blalock & Sons, which handles a large number of TDOT projects in East Tennessee and beyond, is the lowest and only bidder for the project. The company proposed to do the work for just more than $9.78 million, higher than the $9 million state officials expected the effort to cost.

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

wednesday, dec. 30 Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pigeon Forge Care & Rehabilitation, 415 Cole Drive. Donors receive free T-shirt and cholesterol evaluation.

thursday, dec. 31 Blood Drives

n 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Food City, Sevierville n 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food City Seymour Donors receive free T-shirt and cholesterol evaluation.

Midnight Watch

Sevier County Church of God midnight watch starts 9:30 p.m. Refreshments followed by Midnight Watch service. Pastor Steve Dawson, 599-6875.

saturday, jan. 2 Cove Clothes Closet

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

monday, jan. 4 Prayer In Action

Prayer In Action meets 6 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC for a time of prayer for the United States and its government. Nondenominational.

GateKeepers

GateKeepers men’s community Bible study, 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mt. Drive, Sevierville. (865) 310-7831.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church (enter last door on right), Chapman and Boyds Highway n 1 p.m., Gatlinburg Inn

Photographic Society

LeConte Photographic Society club competition 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Sevierville. Judy Cravy to present program on architectural photography in area. lecontephotographic.com.

Seymour Story Time

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

Medic Blood Drive

Medic blood drive, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Food City Gatlinburg.

Retired Citizens

Retired Citizens of the Smokies meets at 1 p.m. at Gatlinburg Community

Center. Program on Porters Creek and spring wildflowers by Kenny Jones. 4363010.

Adoptable Pets

tuesday, jan. 5 NARFE

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

Gatekeepers

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

Video Contest

Sevier County Right To Life video contest open to high school students in Sevier County. Entries due today. 654-7685 or e-mail to sevcrtl@bellsouth.net.

Kindness Counts

Kindness Counts meets 7 p.m. at Sevierville IHOP. 654-2684.

Pokemon League

Sevierville Pokemon Trading Card Game League meets noon to 2 p.m. in community room at Sevier County Library on Court Avenue. 310-5140.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.

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Carl is a 6-month-old chow-chow mix. Sammy is a 2-year-old tortie mix. Adoption fee for cats and dogs is $100 and includes their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The shelter will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Methodist Church in Sevierville.

TOPS

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

Women’s Bible Study

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

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

Blood Drive

Blood Drives

wednesday, jan. 6 Sevierville Story Time

Medic blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 1103 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville.

thursday, jan. 7 Democrats

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

Gatlinburg Gardeners

Gatlinburg Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Community Center. Club will present “Tea Time Tidbits� by Kappy Lapides, Black Bear Tea Co. Meeting canceled if weather closes schools.

Hot Meals

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

n Gatlinburg First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. n Sevier Farmers Co-op, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 908-1245.

friday, jan. 8 Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508. n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245. n 3 to 6 p.m. River Of Life Outreach, 110 Simmons Road, Seymour. 679-6796.

Kodak Story Time

Preschool story time 11 a.m. at Kodak Library. 9330078.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive at Sevierville Post Office, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Boyds Creek Revival

Boyds Creek Church of God winter revival 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Bishop G.R. Hill from Cleveland to speak.

saturday, jan. 9 Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508. n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245. n 10 a.m to 2 p.m. River Of Life Outreach, 110 Simmons Road, Seymour. 679-6796.

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monday, jan. 11 GateKeepers

GateKeepers men’s community Bible study, 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mt. Drive, Sevierville. (865) 310-7831.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church (enter last

DAR

DAR Spencer Clack Chapter meets 7 p.m., Sevier County Library. Program on history of silver by Carrie Murphy.

Angel Food

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

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William Ogle was on a hunting trip from South Carolina when his Cherokee companions led him to the Smoky Mountains. He fell in love with the area and felt he had found paradise on earth and planned to move his family to the area. He planned a cabin and even cut the logs in 1803. He returned to the Greenville, South Carolina area to get his family and return with them to their new home. But he got sick with the plague - thought to be malaria - and died the same year. But his dream was kept alive by his determined wife Martha Jane Huskey Ogle. In 1807, four years later, she traveled to Gatlinburg with her 7 teenage children - 5 sons and 2 daughters - and her bother Peter Huskey. She was determined to fulfill the dream of her husband, and with her children and brother, she did. Located in downtown Gatlinburg, the cabin logs are made from American Chestnut, which is now extinct. The logs were hand hewn, squared off an notched on the ends to fit together. The Ogle name is a prominent and well-known name in the Sevier County area of the Great Smoky Mountains. it was said that in the mid 1950’s about 80% of the people who lived in Gatlinburg all their lives could trace their ancestry to the Ogle’s who built and lived in the Ogle cabin. Smoky Mountain native artist, Randall Ogle, traces is family to this first cabin.

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PF official named to state panel

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Public Works Director Miller will serve 3-year term as municipal technical adviser By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

“I think I’ll get to learn what a lot of the cities across the state are doing, and what kinds of questions and problems they’re dealing with. ... I think I’ll PIGEON FORGE — With learn things that I’ll be able to use to make the city of Pigeon Forge better.� two and a half decades in helping to lead municipal governments under his belt, Public Works Director Mark Miller has been asked to help give direction to cities across the state. Miller, public works director for Pigeon Forge, was recently named to a three-year term on the Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s (MTAS) own Advisory Committee, a group that offers leadership to the program. MTAS is an effort of the University of Tennessee system and, as its name implies, it offers assistance to folks in city governments across the state. That includes everything from leading workshops to help introduce new city commissioners to their positions, as was conducted

— Pigeon Forge Public Works Director Mark Miller

recently in Pigeon Forge, to answering questions about how to implement the new school system sales tax, a help Sevierville officials got this year. Miller said the group he’ll be serving on for the next three years will help provide the needed answers for cities and will help oversee how MTAS serves Tennessee’s municipalities. “I’m excited about serving,� Miller said. “I think I’ll get to learn what a lot of the cities across the state are doing, and what kinds of questions and problems they’re dealing with. It’ll be an exchange of ideas with peers across the state and I think I’ll learn things

that I’ll be able to use to make the city of Pigeon Forge better.� Miller was chosen to represent the hundreds of public works directors in cities across the state, according to a letter from MTAS Executive Director Michael Tallent. “With your extensive experience in municipal government and in working with MTAS, they have made a great selection and I look forward to working with you,� Tallent’s message to Miller reads. “I look forward to working with you in an effort to improve how MTAS serves Tennessee cities.� Miller has spent 25 years

as a public works director, including stints in Paris and Athens before coming to Pigeon Forge. He also worked for a time as assistant city manager in Athens and as a consulting engineer. For almost 10 years he has served as treasurer of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association, a group he also once led as its president. It was that group that put his name up for service on the MTAS Advisory Committee, Miller said. “It was an honor to be asked to serve,� Miller said. n dhodges@themountainpress.com

Tennessee Shindig to present ‘hybrid tribute’

KNOXVILLE — The New Year’s Day 5K Run and Walk will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Friday on Neyland Drive at Calhoun’s on the River. Race start is 9:30 a.m. for all runners and walkers. Race-day registration is available and the fee is $25. Participants who choose not to get a T-shirt may deduct $5 from their registration. Calhoun’s on the River will serve a continental breakfast during the postrace festivities. Awards will be presented to the overall first-place male and female as well as the youngest and oldest male and female. Commemorative awards will be given to the top 100 males and females. There will also be prize drawings for all participants and volunteers. This is the first race in the 2010 Grand Prix Series. The Grand Prix series is a year-long competition for Knoxville Track Club members who participate in races as well as volunteer for at least three events. The Knoxville Track Club is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to encourage lifelong physical well-being through running and walking. The KTC hosts over 30 events per year including the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. For more information about the New Year’s Day 5K Run and Walk, contact Kristy Altman at (865) 805-2008.

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PIGEON FORGE — Tennessee Shindig recently signed a contract with Las Vegas producer Johnny Stuart to present a “hybrid tribute show� this spring, which will combine local talent with world-renowned tribute artists in Pigeon Forge. “We kept hearing from tourists and the local community that we had the best show with the best talent in the area,� said Jess Davis, Tennessee Shindig owner. “So we thought, ‘Why not take it a step further?’� Davis and his wife, Linda, traveled to theaters in Myrtle Beach, S.C;

Vegas-style production and all family-oriented.� The production is expected to open in April. The Davises spent several days in Las Vegas with Stuart, the founder of the renowned “Legends in Concert,� and his wife at their ranch and attended some of his productions. Stuart is also founder of On Stage Entertainment Inc., and has been a performer and producer for nearly 50 years. His shows have included ice skating, magic, circus and flying apparatus. He is credited with helping the careers of many stars today, including comedian Wayne Brady, who he brought to the rock and roll revue “Rock Around the Clock.� “All of our people are fired up about working with a legendary producer like Johnny Stuart,� Davis said. Davis added that a “major announcement� would be

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held in lieu of $7,500 bond. u Jeffrey Travis Lowe, 26, of 670 Allensville Road in Sevierville, was charged Dec. 29 with two counts of accessory after the fact. He was being held in lieu of $7,500 bond. u David L. Pavon, 22, of Morristown, was charged Dec. 29 with public intoxication. He was being held in lieu of $250 bond. u David Sebastian Reed, 19, of 309 Smoky View Road in Gatlinburg, was charged Dec. 28 with theft, theft of property wroth $500 to $1,000, and a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Jean Paul Su, 23, of Morristown, was charged Dec. 29 with driving without a license. He was released. u Gregory Michael Surman, 18, of 1515 Bluebird Cove Lane in Sevierville, was charged Dec. 29 with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, two counts of aggravated burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was being held in lieu of $16,000 bond. u Julia Dawn Watson, 42, of 2045 Parkway #404 in Pigeon Forge, was charged Dec. 28 with being a fugitive from justice. She was being held.

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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 Joe Thomas Baggerly, 42, of 1690 Hobe Maples Way in Sevierville, was charged Dec. 28 with general theft. He was released. u Teddy Shane Catlett, 25, of 2845 Boogertown Road in Sevierville, was charged Dec. 28 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Jeremy Ray Franklin, 33, of 2059 Archrock Road in Sevierville, was charged Dec. 28 with violation of probation. He was released on $3,500 bond. u Heidi Lynette Jones, 30, of 1430 Allensville Road in Sevierville, was charged Dec. 28 with violation of probation. She was being held. u Sarah Sue Latham, 20, of 521 Tittswroth Springs road in Seymour, was charged Dec. 28 with driving while revoked. She was released on $250 bond. u Jeremy Lynn Lewis, 27, of 819 Lakeview Loop in Sevierville, was charged Dec. 29 with two counts of shoplifting and assault. He was being

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OBITUARIES

In Memoriam

Leslie (Les) K. Rosenberger Leslie (Les) K. Rosenberger formerly of Sevierville, Tn., went home to be with the Lord on December 26, 2009, in Houston, Texas. He was born November 10, 1949, to the parents William and Dorothy Rosenberger. Beloved husband of Janet Rosenberger. Beloved father of Tracey Thomson and husband Kelly of Angleton, Texas, Beloved father of Melanie Thornton and husband Adam of Dripping Springs Texas. Beloved father of Timothy Rosenberger and wife Jenny of Morristown, Tn. also seven grandchildren. Les loved working in the public and never met a stranger. He made many friends while living 14 years in Dandridge and working at public places such as: Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, Ober Gatlinburg, Music Outlet, Allstar Vending and the visitor guide. He will be sadly missed. He has lived the past two years with his wife Janet in Onalaska, Texas while attending the Church on the Rock in Livingston, Texas. In lieu of flowers you may send any remembrances to: Children Hope of Ministry, P.O. Box 14021, Morristown, TN 37814 or: Church on The Rock-Livingston, 1221 Hwy. 59 Loop N., Livingston Texas 77351.

Michael G. Taylor Michael G. Taylor, age 50 of Pigeon Forge, passed away Monday, December 28, 2009. Mike had served with the Gatlinburg Fire Department since 1977 and currently held the rank of Captain. He was a member of the International Association of Firefighters and the Tennessee Professional Firefighters Association. He was preceded in death by his father, Gene “Rusty� Taylor. Survivors: sons, Matthew Taylor; daughter, Meghan Taylor; mother, Hazel Ogle Taylor; brother and sisterin-law, David and Angie Taylor; sister and brotherin-law, Dee Dee and Bob Trentham; nephews, Andy and Aaron Taylor, Luke and Paul Trentham, Stephen and Brandon Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gatlinburg Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 91, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Merritt, Rev. W.A. Galyon officiating. Interment will follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens with Gatlinburg Fire Department Chaplain, Rev. Mitch Ayers officiating. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. John Wilder’s son said his father Sarah Grace Henry, age 76 of Sevierville, passed was in “serious� condition away Monday, December 28, 2009. She was a Tuesday, but his family is member of Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church. hopeful that his health will She was preceded in death by her parents, improve. Walter and Ethel Clabo. “At this point there Survivors: husband of 59 years, Ray Henry; are a lot of unanswered son and daughter-in-law, David and Janie Henry; questions,� said Shelton daughter, Linda Worrell; grandchildren, Tommy Wilder, who discovered Starkey and wife Tammie, Randall Starkey and his father Monday afterwife Kimberly, Tanisha Edwards, Amanda Henry, noon at his home. “But Sara Johnson and husband Courtney, Maddison we’ve got a lot of hope Henry; great-grandchildren, Hannah Johnson, and a lot of faith.� Maisie Johnson, Austin Starkey, Winter Starkey, Wilder didn’t reveal why Nathan Starkey; brother and sister-in-law, Lee and his father was hospitalized Iva Clabo; sister, Lula Clabo. or which hospital he was Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday in the East in. But earlier Tuesday, Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Elder Steve Butler, chairman Shirley Henry officiating. Interment 1 p.m. of the Fayette County Thursday in Middle Creek Cemetery. The family Democratic Party, said the will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley 88-year-old elder Wilder Funeral Home, Sevierville. had suffered a stroke and was in “pretty serious� conn www.atchleyfuneralhome.com dition in the intensive care unit of Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Judy L. Price “It obviously happened Judy L. Price, 64 of Huntsville, Tenn., died Saturday, Dec. 26, sometime yesterday morn2009. ing and they didn’t find Survivors: son, Brian Parton and wife Lisa; grandson, Timothy Allen; sisters, Jane Terry and Pat Davis; brother Donnie Davis; three nieces; one nephew; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 28, in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Murry-Wilson Cemetery in McCreary County, Ky. Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge.

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him until the afternoon, about 1:30,� Butler said. Sam McKnight, director of Fayette County’s Emergency Medical Service, said Wilder lives alone but his family lives nearby. “They talk on the cell phone regular and they couldn’t get him so they went over to check on him,� McKnight said. McKnight said privacy laws prevent him from speaking about Wilder’s medical condition. “But I do know him personally, and he’s a tough old bird,� McKnight said. Butler said many people are praying for Wilder’s recovery. “Of course, we all love Gov. Wilder,� Butler said. ... “He’s still referred to as ’Governor’ and I guess he always will be.� Shelton Wilder said his family appreciates all the concern from people.

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HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the intelligence community had bits of information that should have been pieced together that would have triggered “red flags� and possibly prevented the Christmas Day attempted terror attack on a Detroit-bound airliner. “There was a mix of human and systemic failures that contributed to this potential catastrophic breach of security,� Obama said. Senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press that intelligence authorities are now looking at conversations between the suspect in the failed attack and at least one al-Qaida member. They did not say how these communications with the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, took place — by Internet, cell phone or another method. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, said the conversations were vague or coded, but the intelligence community believes that,

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Unlikely twist in Alabama race Black candidate for governor faces opposition — from blacks By PHILLIP RAWLS Associated Press Writer MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The man vying to become Alabama’s first black governor is battling some unlikely critics — black Democratic leaders who were on the front lines of the civil rights movement. U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, 42, wasted little time launching his campaign after Barack Obama’s presidential victory last year. The prospects seemed promising for the Harvard-educated lawyer, a moderate with proven appeal to white voters who will be running in a June Democratic primary where black voters could account for as much as half the turnout. But a year in, Davis is finding that racial prejudice is not the biggest obstacle to presiding at the Capitol where Gov. George C. Wallace once proclaimed “segregation forever.� Among those criticizing him are Joe Reed, founder and longtime chairman of the black wing of the state Democratic Party, and former Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington, who was that city’s first black mayor. Across the South, a legitimate black candidate for governor is a rarity, but finding old-fashioned political opposition within black political ranks is not. Ferrel Guillory, an expert in Southern politics at the University of North Carolina, says there is a “generational cleavage� caused by the emergence of black leaders like Obama and Davis who are too young to have been part of the civil rights era. Those who were on the front lines of that movement want to maintain their influence. Davis, a three-term congressman who was Obama’s campaign chairman in Alabama, is no stranger to the phenomenon. Reed and Arrington opposed him in 2002 when he recruited strong white support to beat an incumbent black congressman with a long civil rights resume, and again in 2008 when many black leaders at first supported Hillary Clinton over Obama, warning that America wasn’t ready to elect a black president.

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U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala. gubernatorial candidate, talks to people about constitutional reform outside Constitution Village in Huntsville. Barack Obama’s presidential victory offered hope for African-American politicians in the South, “There is a group of insiders in this state who benefit from protecting the status quo,� Davis said. D’Linell Finley, an expert in minority politics at Auburn University Montgomery, says some Democrats are also concerned that if Davis tops the ticket in November, some white voters will cast straight Republican tickets and doom other Democrats. “They may have some merit,� Finley said. After all, Obama received only about 10 percent of the white vote in Alabama, according to some exit polls, and did worse among white Alabama voters than John Kerry four years earlier. In modern times, no black candidate has won any statewide office in the executive branch of Alabama’s government. Only about 25 percent of the state’s registered voters are black. Davis and Obama got to know each other at Harvard law school, but Davis’ political record is much more moderate — and on health care legislation, a sensitive issue for black voters, he has veered to the conservative side.

Criticism from Reed was fast and pointed when Davis was the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus to vote against the health care overhaul bill. Reed said Davis voted “no� to help himself in the

governor’s race by appealing to more conservative voters, not to help constituents in his mostly black, low-income district that stretches across the civil rights battlegrounds of Birmingham and Selma.

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Book clubs set January meetings

Sevier County Library System monthly book club meetings schedule: n Fireside Book Club, 10 a.m. Jan. 8, to discuss William P. Young’s “The Shack.” The club meets at Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center. n Inspirational Reading Club, 1 p.m. Jan. 13, featuring Debbie Macomber and her books. The club meets at the Seymour Library. n Literary Classics Book Club, 6 p.m. Jan. 22, featuring Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner.” The club meets at the Kodak Library. n

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Deadline nears for heritage book

The opportunity to be part of the book, “Sevier County, Tennessee and Its Heritage, Volume 2,” is nearing. Those who have not ordered a copy at $55 can do so now. “Sevier County, Tennessee and Its Heritage, Volume 2” will be a limited edition book. The deadline for submitting materials and ordering books is Jan. 5. For free, persons can include a personal or family story of no more than 500 words and one picture. Send check or money order for book purchase, or a free family story, to P.O. Box 4056, Sevierville 37864-4056.

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Christmas tree program to begin

The city’s “Give a Tree/ Take a Tree” program has begun. A designated area has been established in the parking lot by the Community Center. Residents may drop off their live Christmas trees and receive three tree saplings at the Community Center gym/pool office. The seedlings will be donated by the Trees/Trails and Beautification Board. The Community Center gym/office is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

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K-25 bomb plant razing may halt OAK RIDGE (AP) — Demolition of a Cold War bomb plant in Oak Ridge is proving difficult, and the Department of Energy doesn’t plan to extend the current contract. It has been reported reported Bechtel Jacob Co. and its subcontractors have taken down most of one wing of the huge, U-shaped K-25 building, but another wing and the north tower remain. The department modified and extended the contract last year, allowing more time to complete

tearing down the mile-long contaminated structure. The contract is valued at $1.48 billion. Accomplishing the task proved more difficult than expected. The department, Bechtel Jacobs and environmental regulators are still trying to determine the best way to safely take down the rest of the World War II-era plant. DOE Manager Gerald Boyd said he doubted the contractor would finish demolition by the end of 2011, when the contract

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runs out. Boyd said federal officials are making other plans to complete the work. Once the largest building under one roof, K-25 separated uranium for the first nuclear weapons and later for commercial reactors. It has been shuttered since 1985. The newspaper reported Boyd said DOE wants to have another contractor ready by the end of Bechtel Jacob’s contract, so the workers can be transferred and demolition can continue at K-25.

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It also appears Bechtel Jacobs’ work at the K-27 plant will be reduced. The company received $118 million in federal stimulus funds to prepare that structure for demolition. It was reported the work will be reduced in scope and terminated next fall, and most of the funds will be shifted to other work at the Oak Ridge reservation. The government is slowly converting the 1,500acre site around K-25 into an industrial park.

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The city of Sevierville Department of Public Works has scheduled installation of new drainage tiles on Reed Schoolhouse Road, beginning Monday. Weather and other conditions permitting, the estimated project completion date is Jan. 15. The work necessitates the closure of Reed Schoolhouse Road to through traffic between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Motorists can expect delays while work is ongoing and may wish to choose an alternate route if possible. n New

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— President Barack Obama in response to an attempted attack on a U.S. airliner, saying he has directed his national security team to keep up the pressure on those overseas who aim to attack the United States.

“Running a security agency with a revolving door is a recipe for failure.” — Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., speaking on the vacancies at some top posts in government security agencies.

“You better be in fear. If you tell anybody, I’ll kill you. ... Your mother’s money means nothing, I have ex-police I can hire who know how to get the job done and they won’t leave any trace.” — Brooke Mueller Sheen quoted in an arrest warrant affidavit what she claims her husband, actor Charlie Sheen, said during a Christmas Day fight in Aspen, Colo.

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“Work is a dull thing; you cannot get away from that. The only agreeable existence is one of idleness, and that is not, unfortunately, always compatible with continuing to exist at all.” — Rose Macaulay, English poet and essayist (1881-1958).

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lil Wayne emerged as a topselling musician known for his clever wordplay and risque lyrics, but like rappers before Lil Wayne him, he’s staring down a year behind bars at the peak of his career. The artist returned to his hometown of New Orleans for a performance Monday on what he’s calling his farewell tour. “I’m nothing without you,” he told the screaming crowd of thousands of fans at the New Orleans Arena after opening the concert with “A Milli,” which last year earned him a Grammy for best rap solo. The 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty in October to a weapons possession charge and will be sentenced Feb. 9.

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Lieberman has Dems wrapped up Based only on a strong hunch, I’m willing to bet that if Al Gore could change one decision in his public life, it would be that, as the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee, he would have asked then-U.S. Sen. Bob Graham of Florida — not Joe Lieberman of Connecticut — to be his vice presidential running-mate. Think about it: Gore lost the White House because, by the “official” count, he lost Florida by 537 votes out of nearly 6 million cast. Graham, who never lost a Florida election and was twice elected the state’s governor and three times U.S. senator (and who had the sense and strength in 2002 to oppose the U.S. going to war against Iraq), would undoubtedly have guaranteed Gore’s winning the Sunshine State’s 25 electoral votes and the White House. A GoreGraham 2000 ticket would have meant, simply, that there would never have been either a President George W. Bush or a Vice President Dick Cheney. But Gore chose Lieberman in 2000, in large part because on Sept. 3, 1998, Lieberman had become the first Democratic senator to publicly chastise President Bill Clinton for Clinton’s “sordid’ and “immoral” misconduct with Monica Lewinsky. As Clinton’s White House press secretary, Joe Lockhart, explained to a resistant Clinton on the day Gore picked Lieberman, “I think this is saying ‘screw you’ to Bill Clinton.” In 2004, as his party’s most recent VP nominee, Lieberman was treated as a serious presidential candidate. That January in New Hampshire, I followed around Sen. Chris Dodd, who had put his own White House ambitions on hold to back his Connecticut colleague, as he campaigned long and hard in union meetings and social clubs in support of Lieberman, who ended up in fifth place with just 9 percent of the vote. So it was a little surprising in 2007 when Dodd did launch his own long-shot presidential campaign that Lieberman did not even wait until the Iowa caucuses before breaking party ranks to endorse Republican John McCain. In defense of Lieberman’s scorning of Dodd, it was argued that Dodd — who had energetically backed Lieberman against a strong anti-Iraq war opponent in the 2006 Connecticut Senate primary — did endorse the primary winner, Ned Lamont, in the fall election. Another Lieberman backer was the firstterm Illinois senator who was recruited by Lieberman to be principal speaker at the pre-primary Democratic state dinner. At the event, Barack Obama, too, endorsed Joe Lieberman. Joe Lieberman in 2008 was no sunshine soldier in the McCain army. He endorsed Sarah Palin, addressed the GOP convention and campaigned across the continent with high-minded words such as: “The fact that the spokesperson for Hamas would say they would welcome the election of Sen. Obama really raises the question why. And it suggests the difference between these two candidates.” Just a little guilt by association. In 1964, John Bell Williams, then an 18-term Democratic House member from Mississippi, deserted his party and endorsed Republican Barry Goldwater for president. After that election, the House Democratic caucus stripped Williams of his seniority. But after the 2008 election, the “Can’t We All Get Along?” spirit of Rodney King seized President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. For the very same act for which Williams had been punished with the loss of his considerable seniority 44 years earlier, Joe Lieberman was “rewarded,” over the opposition of Sens. Pat Leahy of Vermont and Tom Harkin of Iowa, with the chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Boy, won’t that teach a tough lesson to anyone considering betraying his party? To watch Senate Democrats and the White House fall over backward to accommodate the mood swings of Joe Lieberman on health care reform is to understand why MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough asked Vice President Joe Biden if Obama is liked, but not feared, in the Congress. Biden insisted those who don’t fear Obama “are underestimating the steel in this guy’s spine.” If you doubt it, just ask Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman. — Mark Shields is a veteran political campaign manager and frequent television talk show commentator. Column distributed by Creators Syndicate. (C)2009 Mark Shields.

Editorial

New Year’s (Eve) resolution Celebrate and enjoy the night of revelry, but do it safely It is the time of the year when many are making their annual New Year’s resolutions. Folks are vowing to exercise more, drink less, quit smoking, start going to church, do more volunteer work, stop gossiping, put more money in the bank, watch less television. Many of those resolutions will be colder than the January temperatures in the national park. Before you even begin to make those New Year’s resolutions — and we wish all of you well-intentioned folks out there the best of luck — here’s one end-of-the-year resolution everyone needs to make: Be safe on New Year’s Eve. The most obvious concern is overindulging in alcohol. That means if you’re at a party or a club with friends, you need to have a designated driver. If there isn’t a designated driver, have a sober friend drive you home, call a cab, spend the night if you are at the home of a friend. Whatever you do, DO NOT get behind the wheel of the car if you’ve been drinking, or in a car with someone who has. You’re not only endangering your life, but the innocent

lives of others. If you are hosting a party, remember it is your responsibility to not allow those who have overimbibed to drive. It may make your friends mad, but if you even suspect it isn’t safe for them to drive, it probably isn’t. Take their keys away from them, insist they spend the night, take them home yourself. Remember, folks, you can get just as intoxicated off of beer or wine as you can hard liquor. Mixers don’t dilute the alcohol, and fruit juices and sweet mixers just mask the alcohol, often causing those partaking to drink even more. Children will be present at many parties where alcohol is being served. Keep the alcohol in an area where children do not have access to it — and have a sober adult monitor the young one to make sure they haven’t found a way to get to it. Parents, if you suspect your teens will be drinking, encourage them to call home if they’ve had too much. Tell them it’s better for you to be upset with them for a few days than

to lose them forever. Remember, parents, many teens drink. Don’t forget that you were young once. Drinking is not the only danger on New Year’s Eve. Many will be setting off fireworks — and those are dangerous enough even under the best of conditions. One Web site points out that many fatalities around the holidays are caused by faulty chimneys. It suggests that chimneys be checked each year and that carbon monoxide detectors be installed. Make sure smoke detectors are working — and buy special smoke detectors for those who are deaf or otherwise hearing impaired. If you plan on being on the water on New Year’s Eve, for goodness sake don’t be drinking. Make sure life jackets are available for all on board. A thorough check of the boat’s safety gear is advised. Don’t set off flares. Be sure your navigation lights are on. We encourage everyone to celebrate and enjoy New Year’s Eve. We also encourage everyone to make a New Year’s (Eve) resolution to make it one that is safe.

Political view

Public forum President Obama doesn’t deserve high marks in office

Editor: Maybe a recent letter writer and columnist Richard Reeves grade President Obama with a B or B+. So much for modesty. The only thing he has accomplished in his first year is a health care bill that he has had no input on, a Nobel Prize for promise, a huge debt and continuing unemployment — noth-

ing that he campaigned on. So much for earmarks or bipartisanship or the way Washington operates. I only hope that pro-Obama supporters and their families can afford the spending that this President and Congress find necessary to save our country. I can’t. My children and grandchildren can’t, and I don’t think our country can afford the debt. The Republican Party has not always been right, but the debt was a part of the Democratic

fix. What was our debt before they have had control of Congress. Have they not had control of Congress since 2006? The tea parties may be the wave of the future. We’ll see when the 2010 and 2012 elections come around. But I think you are looking at a one-term president and maybe fewer Democrats in the House and Senate. Only time will tell, if we can afford the wait. R.C. Davis Sevierville

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Lady Eagles make it 2-0 at Pilot Classic By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor KNOXVILLE — The Seymour Lady Eagles (9-4, 3-2) looked very average for a half against the overmatched Anderson County team (3-9, 1-3). Then a Lady Eagles did the expected thing and exploded for 22 third quarter points en route to a 54-46 win in the second day of the Pilot Foodmart Classic at Knoxville Catholic High School. Through the first half it took the 3-point marksmanship of Jordan Ballard and Shaelyn Brown to keep the Lady Eagles out in front of a scrappy Lady Mavs squad that seemed bent on getting the previous days’ two-point loss to Knox Catholic out of their minds. In fact, Anderson County, behind the scoring of Kaitlyn Cupples, Emily Griffith and Nicole Wilson actually knotted the score at 22-22 just seconds before halftime. A half-court prayer from Seymour’s Brown banked in at the buzzer, though, reminding the Lady Mavs of their underdog status. As is the Lady Eagles’ trademark, they came out in the third quarter like a team possessed. Point guard Casie Cowan, who went off for 34 points in the team’s opening day win over Powell, hadn’t looked like Seymour’s leading scorer in the first half of play, scoring just five points and missing a number of shots she’d normally make in her sleep. But in the third quarter the shooting star rediscovered her touch and torched Anderson County in the

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Seymour’s Hayley Clark drives toward the basket during the Lady Eagles’ 54-46 win over the Anderson County Lady Mavericks. process. Cowan scored a jawdropping 18 points in the quarter, including four 3-pointers, and also collected a pretty assist to a streaking Ballard, who made a clutch layup for her seventh and eighth points of the night. By quarter’s end the Lady Eagles had stretched their three-point lead to double-digits at 47-36. In the fourth quarter, though, the Lady Eagles’ offensive fell back to Earth. Anderson County capitalized on the Lady Eagles’ offensive slowdown to a degree, but couldn’t get over the hump to get the win back within reach.

Shaelyn Brown nailed a big 3-pointer to put the final nail in the Lady Mavs’ coffin. Cowan ended the game as the Lady Eagles’ scoring leader with 24 points. Brown was next with 14, including a trio of 3-pointers. Rounding out the scoring for Seymour were Ballard with 10 and Hannah Moore, Hayley Clark and Brittany Seagle with two points each. The Lady Eagles will face Classic host Knox Catholic tonight at 7 p.m., while the boys, who lost to Anderson County 50-39, will play the Jason Davis/The Mountain Press nightcap at 8:30 p.m. Jordan Ballard fires a 3-pointer during the first quarter of the Lady Eagles’ win over Anderson County Tuesday afternoon at Knoxville mpsports@themountainpress.com Catholic High School. Ballard finished with 10 points. PREP BASKETBALL

Vols look for best players amid struggles By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer

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Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 23 in Knoxville. Tennessee won 99-78.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee will have a chance to discover who the nine or 10 best Vols are before entering Southeastern Conference play thanks to a few tougher opponents. The No. 14 Volunteers (9-2) play at Memphis (9-2) before hosting Charlotte and No. 1 Kansas next week. “You’re going up against better defensive teams, therefore you’ve got to work harder to get good looks and there’s more a price that you pay for the miss,” Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl said Monday. “You’re not going to get as many good looks, so when you get them you’ve got to knock them down.” The Vols didn’t work too hard for their shots in

a win over North Carolina A&T and loss at Southern California. They averaged just 15.5 assists in those two games, choosing to fire freely from the outside rather than to pass inside. But they averaged just 39.8 shooting from the field and 14.2 percent on 3-point shots. No one is shooting well consistently, so Pearl has played as many as 12 or 13 players in some games, trying to find the right combination. He’d like to pare that down a bit before Tennessee kicks off Southeastern Conference play Jan. 14 against Auburn. Freshman forward Kenny Hall and sophomore guard Renaldo Woolridge have played well enough lately to be factored in the rotation while senior center Wayne

Chism has been dealing with a bruised pelvis. Freshman guard Skylar McBee and senior guard J.P. Prince have put pressure on sophomore starting guard Cameron Tatum. “Every opponent we play now is either as good as us or better,” Pearl said. “Every player will be challenged, so therefore how each player responds when challenged will determine what the rotations are.” The Tigers are limiting opponents to just 58 points per game and 39.8 shooting with an athletic and aggressive defense. Pearl knows for his Vols to be successful on offense, they must work harder to get open, pass more often, work harder on the offensive boards and avoid taking difficult shots.

He hopes his players got some shooting time in while they were at home for the holidays, but in case they didn’t he drilled the ones who had returned to Knoxville by Sunday night in a shooting practice. Senior forward Tyler Smith said he and his teammates understand they don’t have to rely so heavily on transition shots or 3s if they work harder in their halfcourt offense. “We have to be patient, just keep our poise,” he said. “We lost our poise at USC. We really weren’t knocking down shots, and we didn’t know any way to account for that. I think going into this game, being through those things at USC, we’ll know what to go through, we’ll know what to expect if our shots aren’t falling.”

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Vols star safety Eric Berry apparently bound for NFL By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA — Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin believes Eric Berry will play in the NFL next year. Virginia Tech is just trying to figure out what position Berry will play on Thursday night. Berry, a junior safety, could play his last game for Tennessee in the Chick-

fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech. He is projected as a high first-round pick if he enters the NFL draft. Most mock drafts list Berry among the top five picks. Berry said the draft decision is “kind of made.” He said he wants to play the bowl game in his Atlanta hometown before he discusses his plans. “I want to focus on Virginia Tech,” he said.

Virginia Tech’s biggest concern is following Berry on the field. He has 14 career interceptions but the safety often plays in the middle of the defense like a linebacker. “We’ve asked Tennessee to put a little red light on top of Eric and so we’ll know where he is all the time,” Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring joked Tuesday.

“They haven’t really gotten back with us to let us know if they’re going to do that.” Berry (5 feet 11, 203 pounds) is an effective runstopper. He is second on the team with 83 tackles, including six for losses. “From what I’ve seen they use him more like a linebacker, putting him in the box,” Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor said. “He’s a big hitter.

He’s strong in defending the running game. “We know he can run the field and he does cover the field well. But as far as the tapes I’ve seen, he’s down playing linebacker and he gets to the ball quick.” Free safety? Strong safety? Linebacker? Nickel cornerback? Return specialist? Berry has filled each role, and Kiffin said the junior’s versatility will

pay off big in the draft. “What Eric has done such a remarkable job of is the ability to do so many different things and to put that on film,” Kiffin said. “Your film is your resume. ... You’re going to have to do the things that the NFL wants to see when they come to watch your film. “Eric’s played manSee BERRY, Page A9

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SPORTS BRIEFS Bears football banquet upcoming

The Sevier County High School football banquet will be held Monday, Jan. 18, at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. The cost of the banquet is $25 per person, while players are free. All RSVPs must be received by January 8. Mail RSVP and money to Smoky Bears Club, PO Box 5625, Sevierville, TN, 37864.

Rockets seeking to trade McGrady

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man coverage, we’ve blitzed him, he’s played back in the middle and he’s played down. So to be able to do all those things and then also to play on our special teams as many snaps as he has, he’s created a lot of draft Jason Davis/The Mountain Press value for himself.� Seymour point guard Casie Cowan flies through Berry smiled as he heard the lane for a layup during her team’s win Kiffin add “I would think over Anderson County. Cowan is averaging 29 he’d go extremely high — points per contest in the Pilot Classic. whenever he leaves.� When making a bowl appearance in Atlanta earlier this month, Kiffin said “I would anticipate him probably not being with us next year.� Kiffin said he won’t try to convince Berry to return for his senior season. “This may be the only dition of anonymity because By BETSY BLANEY conversations that I don’t the investigation is ongoing. Associated Press Writer That person also said recruit in, is with these guys LUBBOCK, Texas — The Leach late last week post- because it’s too important lawyer for Mike Leach says poned a meeting related to for them to make the right the suspended Texas Tech the inquiry and refused to decision,� Kiffin said. “This coach did nothing wrong in sign a letter saying “no one isn’t about me and it’s not how he treated a player with injured would be returned about Tennessee. This is a “mild� concussion, and to work out without doctors’ about Eric and Eric’s family.� Leach wants a court’s help permission.� Kiffin said he advised The school’s attorney left to allow him to coach the a voice mail message with the junior to seize the NFL Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2. The motion for a tempo- Leach’s attorney that the opportunity. “I told him from my perrary restraining order was university needed a letter of filed Tuesday in Lubbock. apology by noon Monday, spective he’s done everything he can do,� Kiffin An in-chambers hearing was the person said. said. “If he wants to go, this It did not arrive. set for Wednesday morning is the time to go. I would “That’s when they made in the 99th District Court. University officials sus- the decision to suspend never want to hold somepended Leach on Monday (Leach), thinking that would one back from that, because while the school investigates bring him to his senses,� the it would be real hard to live a complaint from receiver person said. Adam James and his family. James is the son of former Holiday Skate Sale!!! NFL player Craig James, “#1 Selling Skate on Market� now a television sports anaReidell R3 All Sizes only $99 lyst for ESPN. A person close to James with direct knowledge of the Holiday Gift Certificates situation alleges the player Available Now: was twice forced to stand $10 $20 and $50 in a small, dark place while the team practiced. The perPerfect gift for the whole Family son spoke to The Associated 2891 PARKWAY PIGEON FORGE, TN Press on the condition on (LOCATED AT TRAFFIC LIGHT#4 IN PIGEON FORGE) anonymity because of the   s77730).#)4953!#/sensitive nature of the complaint. 2nd location in the Leach was “begged to Gatlinburg work something out to avoid Space Needle! a confrontation,� said a person familiar with the inquiry The BEST homemade Pizza and who spoke to the AP on conItalian Food in Town!

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with yourself if you tried to convince someone to stay and then something happened to him injury-wise and they weren’t able to get what they had worked so hard for.� Berry said he has been thorough in studying his options. “I really just wanted to make sure there was no stone unturned,� he said. “I sat down with Coach Kiffin and talked about it and talked with my family and talked with some of my close teammates and friends about the whole situation. I wanted to make sure I weighed every possible scenario or situation that could happen.� Berry won the Jim Thorpe Award honoring the nation’s top defensive back earlier this month. He was a first-team All-America selection by The Associated Press. Kiffin said it’s a compliment to Berry that he won the Jim Thorpe Award even though only two of his 14 career interceptions came this season. He had seven interceptions in 2008 to lead all FBS players. The 14 interceptions rank fifth in school history and third among active NCAA players.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets acknowledge they are trying to trade Tracy McGrady, after the two-time scoring champion’s representatives asked the team to deal him. General manager Daryl Morey says the two sides have had “multiple conversations� and that the Rockets “have agreed to look into trade opportunities and have granted him an indefinite leave from team activities.� McGrady was unhappy with his playing time in six games since returning from offseason knee surgery and left the team before two road games over the weekend. The seven-time All-Star is due to make about $23 million this season in the last year of his contract.

Polamalu’s status for Dolphins uncertain

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers safety Troy Polamalu may not be ready to play Sunday in Miami. Polamalu, out for the last six games and most of a seventh with a left knee injury, began running in a straight line only Monday. He has yet to begun cutting, turning or twisting, moves needed to play in a game. Polamalu also is running in a swimming pool. “(Monday) was a positive step,� coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. “The door’s not closed on him participating. ... He’s just progressing, trying to get him ready, hopefully to play.�

Saints DE McCray charged with DWI

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray was arrested early Tuesday and charged with driving while intoxicated and other counts, police said. Police spokesman Gary Flot says McCray was stopped by an officer who saw him speeding about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on charges of driving while intoxicated, speeding, careless operation of a motor vehicle and not having his vehicle registration with him. McCray refused to take a breathalyzer test, police spokesman Janssen Valencia said.

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SCOREBOARD Bowl glance

Bowl Glance By The Associated Press Saturday, Dec. 19 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Wyoming 35, Fresno State 28, 2OT St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl Rutgers 45, UCF 24 ——— Sunday, Dec. 20 New Orleans Bowl Middle Tennessee 42, Southern Miss. 32 ——— Tuesday, Dec. 22 Las Vegas Bowl BYU 44, Oregon State 20 ——— Wednesday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Utah 37, California 27 ——— Thursday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU 45, Nevada 10 ——— Saturday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Marshall 21, Ohio 17 Meineke Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Pittsburgh 19, North Carolina 17 Emerald Bowl At San Francisco Southern Cal 24, Boston College 13 ——— Sunday, Dec. 27 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Clemson 21, Kentucky 13 ——— Monday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Georgia 44, Texas A&M 20 ——— Tuesday, Dec. 29 EagleBank Bowl At Washington Temple (9-3) vs. UCLA (6-6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Wisconsin (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Wednesday, Dec. 30 Humanitarian Bowl At Boise, Idaho Bowling Green (7-5) vs. Idaho (7-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Nebraska (9-4) vs. Arizona (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Thursday, Dec. 31 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Air Force (7-5) vs. Houston (10-3), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Stanford (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Texas Bowl At Houston Missouri (8-4) vs. Navy (9-4), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Minnesota (6-6) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 6 p.m. (NFL) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia Tech (9-3) vs.

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Tennessee (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Friday, Jan. 1 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Northwestern (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Penn State (10-2) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida State (6-6) vs. West Virginia (9-3), 1 p.m. (CBS) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Ohio State (10-2) vs. Oregon (10-2), 5 p.m. (ABC) Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Florida (12-1) vs. Cincinnati (12-0), 8:30 p.m. (FOX) ——— Saturday, Jan. 2 International Bowl At Toronto South Florida (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (7-5), Noon (ESPN2) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Mississippi (8-4), 2 p.m. (FOX) PapaJohns.com Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Connecticut (7-5) vs. South Carolina (7-5), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. East Carolina (9-4) vs. Arkansas (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Michigan State (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Monday, Jan. 4 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Boise State (13-0) vs. TCU (12-0), 8 p.m. (FOX) ——— Tuesday, Jan. 5 Orange Bowl At Miami Iowa (10-2) vs. Georgia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) ——— Wednesday, Jan. 6 GMAC Bowl Mobile, Ala. Central Michigan (11-2) vs. Troy (9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Thursday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Alabama (13-0) vs. Texas (13-0), 8 p.m. (ABC) ——— Saturday, Jan. 23 East-West Shrine Classic At Orlando, Fla. East vs. West, 3 p.m. ——— Saturday, Jan. 30 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFL) ——— Saturday, Feb. 6 Texas vs. The Nation All-

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T ransacti ons BASEBALL National League SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Agreed to terms with UT Mark DeRosa on a two-year contract. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS— Signed C Peter Gilardo. Northern League JOLIET JACKHAMMERS— Acquired OF Mike Epping from Traverse City (Frontier) for a player to be named. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES—Acquired F Alando Tucker, a secondround draft pick and cash from Phoenix for G Jason Hart. PHOENIX SUNS— Reassigned F Taylor Griffin to Iowa (NBADL). Waived G Jason Hart. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS—Waived F Anthony Tolliver. Assigned G Patty Mills to Idaho (NBADL). SACRAMENTO KINGS— Signed president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie to a three-year contract extension. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS— Signed PK Steve Hauschka. Placed G Harvey Dahl and CB Chris Houston on injured reserve. Signed LB Robert James from the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Claimed S De’von Hall off waivers from Indianapolis. Signed FB Jehuu Caulcrick to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS— Reassigned F Matt Marquardt from Providence (AHL) to Reading (ECHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Reassigned F Dave Scatchard to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS— Recalled D Matt Corrente from Lowell (AHL) under emergency conditions. Placed RW Pierre-Luc LetourneauLeblond on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 17. OTTAWA SENATORS—Reassigned F Ryan Keller to Binghamton (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Assigned G Semyon Varlamov to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League SYRACUSE CRUNCH— Signed LW Rick Cleaver and C Charlie Kronschnabel. COLLEGE ILLINOIS—Announced junior G Alex Legion is leaving the men’s basketball team and plans to transfer. MISSOURI—Reinstated F Amanda Hanneman and F Jessra Johnson to the women’s basketball team.

Unbeaten Bearcats appreciate Florida’s fame By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS — There’s only one unbeaten team in the Sugar Bowl, and it’s not the one everybody’s talking about. Although Cincinnati is 12-0 and the champion of the Big East, the Bearcats have been largely overshadowed by the focus on Tim Tebow’s last college game and Urban Meyer’s resignation-turned-indefinite leave. “All the focus should be on Florida,� Cincinnati defensive end Alex Daniels said. “They have one of the greatest players to ever play the game and they’ve got an awesome coach who’s going through a problem right now.� “We just feel like it doesn’t matter. It’s always been like that. We always get overlooked and we don’t feel like it’s a problem,� Daniels added. “There’s all this stuff outside of football right now that’s the focus anyway. It’s not even the game that’s being talked about right now. It’s health issues, coaching issues.� Indeed, Cincinnati has coaching issues, too, though the Bearcats have had a couple weeks to digest Brian Kelly’s departure for Notre Dame and the arrival of new coach Butch Jones, who intends to linger in the background until after the bowl game. The announcement of Meyer’s short-lived resignation from Florida came last Saturday, drowning out Cincinnati’s arrival in New Orleans that same day. The Gators (12-1) traveled to the Big Easy the following day, and Meyer said he’d changed his mind and had instead decided to take an indefinite leave of absence while dealing with unspecified health issues. Cincinnati’s leading receiver, Florida native

Mardy Gilyard, was not at all bothered by all the fawning over the Gators. “We only have two BCS appearances in our history, this being the second one,� Gilyard said Tuesday. “I mean, Florida ... I can name for days all the great backs that went there, all the great receivers that went there, all the great QBs, the great coaches that have been there. They just have this history that’s forever-anda-day long. It’s 100 miles long. So you have to respect that. If you’re a fan of football, you have to respect the greats.� Rather than worry about getting their due, Cincinnati players seem to be relishing how all the emerging story lines surrounding this game are generating additional hype. “There’s nowhere to hide from this game and we’re just excited to be a part of this,� quarterback Tony Pike said. “A lot of the talk has been about Florida and our season’s kind of been overshadowed by the coaching changes and everything.

This team knows what we’ve done on the field and that we’re a pretty special group.� Gilyard added that he understands why a typical fan would struggle to see Cincinnati in the same league as a Florida team that has won a pair of national titles in the past four years and came within one victory of another trip to the BCS title game this season. For their part, Florida players say they may be giving Cincinnati more respect than anyone. It starts with Meyer, a Cincinnati graduate and Bearcats fan. Meyer said he watches the Bearcats whenever he can catch them on TV and his players are all familiar with how good Cincinnati has been this season. Nonetheless, Gators linebacker Ryan Stamper said he can sense the general public still views Florida as a prohibitive favorite. “I definitely feel like we have more to lose than Cincinnati, because a lot of guys expect us to just kill them,� he said.

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Sale at public auction will be on January 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by John DeVane and Mary Ruth DeVane, husband and wife to Mortgage Information Services, Trustee, on July 12, 2007 at Book Volume 2872, Page 44conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 29 of Middle Creek Village as the same appears on the Plat of record in Map Book 10, Page 12, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is here made for a more particular description.

Street Address: 2308 Hidden Mountain Road Sevierville, TN 37876

Street Address: 819 Shields Drive Sevierville, TN 37862

Current Owner(s) of Property: Equity Trust Company, Custodian fbo Jeffrey A. McQueary IRA The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2308 Hidden Mountain Road, Sevierville, TN 37876, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Current Owner(s) of Property: John T. DeVane and wife, Mary R. DeVane The street address of the above described property is believed to be 819 Shields Drive, Sevierville, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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Sale at public auction will be on January 21, 2010 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Keith Myers and wife, Julia I. Myers to Larry N. Westbrook, Esq., Trustee, on July 21, 2003 at Volume 1751, Page 269conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: PHH Mortgage Corporation The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Eleventh (11th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, within the corporate limits of the City of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, bounded on the northwest by Silverbell Lane, on the northeast by Loop Road West, and on the southeast by property now or formerly owned by Hickey (Warranty Deed Book 325, Page 822), and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: Beginning on a 5/8 inch iron pin (set) located at the approximate intersection of the southwestern right of way line of Loop Road West with the northwestern boundary of a gravel driveway located on property now or formerly owned by Hickey; thence leaving the southern right of way line of Loop Road west and with the line of Hickey the following courses and distances: south 05 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds west, 17.6 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set: south 71 degrees 30 minutes 55 seconds west 66.20 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set; south 54 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds west 60.80 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set; north 57 degrees 37 minutes 53 seconds west, 48.00 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set located in the southeastern right of way line of Silverbell Lane; thence leaving the line or property now or formerly owned by Hickey and with the southeastern right of way line of Silverbell Lane the following two courses and distances; north 21 degrees, 12 minutes 06 seconds east, 124.00 feet to a P-K nail set in pavement, north 55 degrees 10 minutes 02 seconds, east, 29.73 feet to a P-K nail set in pavement located at the intersection of the southeastern right of way line of Silverbell Lane with the western right of way line of Loop Road west; thence with the southwestern right of way line of Loop Road west the following two courses and distances; south 34 degrees 52 minutes 28 seconds east, 50.3 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set; south 62 degrees 32 minutes 00 seconds east 71.00 feet to the point of beginning.

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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 June 21, 2007, by Joseph A. Wilcox and Priscilla Lou Wilcox to Robert M. Wilson Jr., Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book No. 2856, Page 645, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP; and WHEREAS, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, January 14, 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 in the Fourth (4th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Lot 3 of Huntington Woods Subdivision as the same appears on a plat of record in Large Map Book 3, Page 42, the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee to which reference is here made for a more particular description. Subject to restrictions, reservations and easements of record in Book 1123, Page 282, and Large Map Book 3, Page 42, all 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. Being the same property conveyed to Joseph A. Wilcox and wife, Priscilla Lou Wilcox from Stoney Sutton and wife, Carolyn Sutton by deed dated April 4, 2001, of record in Deed Book 1209, Page 82, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. This conveyance is made subject to applicable restrictions, setback lines, all existing easements, and to all conditions as shown on the recorded map.

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 June 13, 2003, by Jace Ribblett and Debra Ribblett to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 1721, Page 226, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP; and WHEREAS, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, January 14, 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 in the Tenth Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lots No. 34, 35, and 36 in Davis Hills Subdivision No. One as the same appear on a plat of said subdivision of record in Map Book 13, Page 73, Register s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is here made for description of the premises herein conveyed. This conveyance is made subject to the restrictions as set out in Misc. Book 28, Page 173, in said Register s Office. Being the same property conveyed to Richard Dwayne Knight and wife, Janet K. Knight, by deed dated November 11, 1999, of record in Deed Book 680, Page 752, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Jace Ribblett and wife, Debra Ribblett, by deed dated June 13, 2003, of record in Book 1721, Page 224, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2513 Friar Wood Lane Sevierville, TN 37876

CURRENT OWNER(S): Joseph A. Wilcox and Priscilla Lou Wilcox 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 PLG Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 432.0901502TN Web Site: December 23, 30, 2009 and January 6, 2010

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 919 Davis Boulevard Seymour, TN 37865

CURRENT OWNER(S): Jace Ribblett and Debra Ribblett 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 PLG Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 432.0932732TN December 23, 30,2009 andJanuary 6,2010

WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on December 30, 2003, by Tim Meetze and Lisa Meetze to Priority Trustee Services of Tennessee, LLC., Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 1874, Page 482, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for the Ellington Trust Series 2007-1; and WHEREAS, HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for the Ellington Trust Series 2007-1, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, January 21, 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: Situated in the Fifth Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee and being all of Lot 1, Honeymoon Gardens, a planned unit development, as the same appears on a plat of record in large map book 4, page 52 in the register s office for Sevier County Tennessee, to which map specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Subject to the restrictions, conditions, easements, map notations, and all other issues of record in Large Map Book 4, page 52 and volume book 1457, page 339 in the register s Office. Subject to a boundary line agreement of record in WD Book 674, page 575 in the said register s office. Subject to row of record in Row Book 11, page 280, in the said register s Office. Begin a portion of the same property conveyed to Edd Bohanan and wife Jean Bohanan (1/2 Undivided interest) and Marvin C. Rauhuff and wife, Deborah Bohanan Rauhuf (1/2 undivided interest) by quit Claim Deed from Edd Bohanan and Marvin Carroll Rauhuff and recorded in Deed Book 1041, Page 317 and dated March 22, 2000 and recorded on March 22, 2000, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. For source of title to the grantor see Deed Book 1874, page 478, in the Register s Office of Sevier County, TN.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2036 Ridge Road Sevierville, TN 37863

CURRENT OWNER(S): Tim Meetze and Lisa Meetze 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 IMR Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 226.0932055TN December 30, 2009, January 6 and 13, 2010

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated December 20, 2004 and recorded on December 21, 2004, in Volume 2137, Page 1 in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee (the “Deed of Trust”), GARY S. LEWIS and wife, ELAINE G. LEWIS (the “Borrowers”), conveyed to JERRY D. KERLEY, Trustee for the benefit of STERLING BANK, an Alabama corporation (“Sterling Bank”), the property herein described to secure payment of a Promissory Note dated December 20, 2004, executed by the Borrowers to Sterling Bank (the “Note”), in the original principal amount of Three Hundred Nineteen Thousand Five Hundred Ten and 00/100 Dollars ($319,510.00), as modified, extended, replaced, renewed and amended. WHEREAS, Rachel E. Edwards, was appointed successor Substitute Trustee under the terms of the Appointment of Substitute Trustee executed by Sterling Bank on November 23, 2009, and recorded on December 1, 2009, in Book 3457, Page 642, in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee (“Register s Office”), with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in the Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the Note, which remains unpaid and secured by the Deed of Trust and in the performance of covenants contained in the Deed of Trust to which reference is made for recital of terms and conditions, and wherefore Sterling Bank, the lawful owner and holder of the Note and Deed of Trust, has declared the entire balance thereon due and payable; NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, I shall, at the request of the owner and holder of the Note, at 10:00 o clock a.m. EST on January, 20, 2010, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse, facing Court Avenue, located in Sevierville, Tennessee in bar of all statutory and common law equities of redemption, dower and homestead and all other rights and exemptions of every kind, the following described real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee and commonly known as 1435 Zachary Thomas Lane, Sevierville, Tennessee to-wit: SITUATE in the Sixteenth (16th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Lot 13 of Cedar Creek Crossing as the same is shown by plat of record in Large Map Book 5, Page 175 in the Register s Office for a more particular description. SUBJECT TO: (a) restrictions, reservations and easements as set forth in Book 2026, Page 61 and Large Map Book 5, Page 175 in the Register s Office; (b) Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Cedar Creek Crossing of record in Book 2026, Page 61 in the Register s Office; (c) map of record in Large Map Book 5, Page 175 (Cedar Creek Crossing) which discloses the following: (i) Lot 13 is approved for standard individual subsurface sewage disposal system serving a maximum of 3 bedrooms, (ii) setback – 30 ft long, 15 ft. sides, 25 ft. rear; and (iii) 5 ft. utility and drainage easements along all interior lot lines; 10 ft. utility and drainage easements along all exterior lot lines Being the same property conveyed to Gary Lewis and wife, Elaine Lewis by Warranty Deed of Legacy Homes, LLC dated December 20, 2004 of record in Book 2136, page 811 in the Register s Office. Personalty taxes for the year 2008 are a lien, now due and delinquent in the amount of $38.00 for county taxes. Personalty taxes for the year 2009 are a lien, now due and payable in the amount of $39.00 for county taxes. Tax Map No. 082JB-013.00. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, easements, covenants, conditions, encumbrances, and restrictions that may exist, including, without limitation, any unpaid ad valorem taxes or other taxes, and also subject to any right to redemption that may otherwise exist. The Substitute Trustee makes no covenant of warranty or seizing, but will sell and convey as Substitute Trustee only. The sale will be made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust and the proceeds thereof will be applied as provided by the terms of the Deed of Trust. Sterling Bank as the holder of the Note has the right to bid, including credit bid, at the foreclosure sale. This 30th day of December, 2009.

Rachel E. Edwards Substitute Trustee

December 30, 2009, January 6 and 13, 2010

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STATE OF TENNESSEE, SEVIER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a P ower of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed on November 7, 2005 by RONALD L GRAHAM AND WIFE BONNIE K GRAHAM to BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Lender and BB&T Collateral Service Corporation, Trustee(s), which was recorded on November 16, 2005, in Book 2393, at Page 257, modified in Book 2979, page 544, Sevier County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS , default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, Branch Banking and Trust Company, (the ìOwner and Holderî), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds 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 as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on January 20, 2010, at 1 2:00PM at the usual and customary location at 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 Sixth (6th) and Eighth (8th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lot 14 of Golden Leaf Mountain Estates, Phase I, as the same appears in the plat map of record in Large Map Book 6, at page 88, in the Sevier County, Tennessee Register of Deeds Office, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description. SUBJECT to easements, restrictions, reservations, setbacks, notations of record in Large Map Book 6, at page 88; Book 2237, at page 469; Map Book 16, at page 61 and Map Book 28, at page 378, all in the said Register s Office. BEING the same property conveyed to Ronald L. Graham and wife, Bonnie K. Graham by General Warranty Deed from Wears Valley Developers, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company of record in Book 2393, at page 255, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 113-018.23

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Said property is commonly known as Lot 14, Golden Leaf Mountain Estates Phase I ( Rubicon Ridge Drive) Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s): Ronald L Graham and wife Bonnie K Graham. Other Interested Party(ies): None. The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property 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; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and 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 office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Substitute Trustee M.Todd Jackson, TN BPR 23455 Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 5431 Oleander Drive, Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PH: 888-251-0331 FX: (910) 392-8597 File No.: 09-24140

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CO-SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that default has been made in the payment of that certain indebtedness (the Indebtedness) due from John E. Appman and wife, Eleanor M. Appman (the Grantor) to Bank of Putnam County (the Lender), secured by a deed of trust executed on November 19, 1998, by John E. Appman and wife, Eleanor M. Appman to Jack Ray, Trustee, recorded in Trust Book 742, Page 143, Register s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, and Trust Book X, Series 6, Page 278, Register s Office, Fentress County, Tennessee; as modified by an Agreement to Extend Lien of Deed of Trust, of record in Book 3077, Page 139, Register s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, and Book 140, Page 605, Register s Office, Fentress County, Tennessee, (collectively, the Deed of Trust). The Lender, being the true and lawful owner and holder of the Indebtedness, has removed Jack Ray as Trustee and has appointed Ryan L. Russell and Leon Foster as Co-Substitute Trustees (either of whom may act in the place and stead of the original Trustee, Jack Ray), as evidenced by an Appointment of Co-Substitute Trustees of record in Book 3449, Page 736, Register s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, and Book 165, Page 900, Register s Office, Fentress County, Tennessee. The Lender has further exercised its option to declare the entire Indebtedness due and payable and has made demand for foreclosure pursuant to the Deed of Trust. THE SEVIER COUNTY PROPERTY DESCRIPTION The phrase Sevier County Property as used herein shall mean all of the Grantor s right, title and interest in and to the following described real property (together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed improvements and fixtures, all appurtenant easements and rights of way, and other appurtenances) described as follows: SITUATE in the Eleventh (11th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and within the City of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and being all of condominium Unit 8107 of Gatlinburg Summit Horizontal Property Regime as shown on plat of record in Map Book 24, at page 296 in the Sevier County, Tennessee Register of Deeds Office, to which plat reference is here made for a more particular description of the condominium unit. The property described herein above is conveyed together with an undivided interest in the common elements, vote, common surplus and liability, for common expenses and other assessments appurtenant thereto and as set out in the Master Deed of Gatlinburg Summit Horizontal Property Regime, and First and Second Amendments thereto. Said property is conveyed subject to the restrictions, covenants and conditions as set out in the Master Deed of Gatlinburg Summit Horizontal Property Regime dated June 13, 1984, and recorded in Warranty Deed Book 336, at page 511 in the said Register s Office and the First Amendment to the said Master Deed dated June 21, 1984 and recorded in Warranty Deed Book 337, at page 347 in the said Register s Office, and the Second Amendment to said Master Deed dated December 6, 1984 of record in Warranty Deed Book 344, at page 445 in the said Register s Office, and the Third Amendment to said Master Deed dated April 8, 1985 recorded in Warranty Deed Book 348, at page 618 in the said Register s Office, and to matters contained in instrument of record in Miscellaneous Book 144, Page 380 in the said Register s Office. BEING the same property conveyed to John E. Appman and wife, Eleanor M. Appman by deed from James D. Wise and wife, Julianne M. Wise, dated May 11, 1992, of record in Warranty Deed Book 475, Page 508, Sevier County, Tennessee, Register of Deeds Office. SUBJECT TO grant of Power Line and Telephone Easement to the City of Sevierville of record in Miscellaneous Book 8, page 535. SUBJECT TO grant of Transmission Line Easement to Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company of record in Warranty Deed Book 116, page 497. SUBJECT TO 30 foot right of way or easement for ingress and egress of record in Warranty Deed Book 171, page 256, and as shown on plats of record in Map Book 24, pages 125, 184, 206, 260, and 296. SUBJECT TO utility easements, sewer easements, access easements and building setback lines as shown on plats of record in Map Book 24, pages 125, 184, 206, 260, and 296. SUBJECT TO a Deed of Trust dated May 5, 1992, recorded in Trust Deed Book 443, page 174, made by John E. Appman and wife, Eleanor M. Appman to secure Bank of Putnam County. SUBJECT TO Deed of Trust dated March 9, 1996, recorded in Trust Deed Book 594, page 682, made by John E. Appman and wife, Eleanor M. Appman to secure Bank of Putnam County.

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The tax map identification number is believed to be Tax Map 125M, Group A, Ctl. Map 125M, Parcel 024.00, S.I. 175. The Sevier County Property legal description shall control in the event of any inconsistency among the legal description, address, or tax map identification number. The Sevier County Property is subject to a Notice of Federal Tax Lien in favor of the United States, of record in Book 3280, Page 190, Register s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. Notice of the sale required by 26 U.S.C. ß 7425 (b) to be given to the United States has been timely given, and the sale will be subject to the right of the United States to redeem such property, as provided in 26 U.S.C. ß 7425 (d)(1). THE SEVIER COUNTY PROPERTY SALE Ryan L. Russell, Co-Substitute Trustee, acting under the authority vested in the Co-Substitute Trustee by the Deed of Trust, will be at the front door (Court Avenue entrance) of the Sevier County Courthouse (125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee) on January 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) to offer for cash sale to the highest and best bidder at public auction in bar of and free from all rights of redemption afforded by statute, equitable rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other rights waived by the Deed of Tr ust, the Sevier County Property (as defined herein). After all parties in attendance at the Sevier County Courthouse have made their bids for the Sevier County Property, the Co-Substitute Trustee shall adjourn the sale until January 7, 2010 at 11 :00 a.m. (prevailing Central Time) at which time Leon Foster, Co-Substitute Trustee, acting under the authority vested in the Co-Substitute Trustee by the Deed of Trust, will be at the front door (South Main Street entrance) of the Fentress County Courthouse (101 South Main Street, Courthouse Square, Jamestown, Fentress County, Tennessee) to restart the bidding and offer for cash sale to the highest and best bidder at public auction in bar of and free from all rights of redemption afforded by statute, equitable rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other rights waived by the Deed of Trust, the Sevier County Property (as defined herein). The Co-Substitute Trustee shall convey the Sevier County Property to the bidder with the highest and best bid of all bidders for the Sevier County Property present at the Sevier County Courthouse or the Fentress County Courthouse. The Sevier County Property is being sold AS IS WHERE IS without warranty or representation by the Co-Substitute Trustee. All rights and equity of redemption, afforded by statute or common law, homestead, dower and all other exemptions are expressly waived by the Debtor in the Deed of Trust and title is believed to be good, but the Co-Substitute Trustee will sell and convey the Sevier County Property only as Co-Substitute Trustee. Title to the Sevier County Property is to be conveyed subject to all prior liens, easements, covenants, conditions, encumbrances, and restrictions that may exist including, without limitation, any unpaid ad valorem taxes or other taxes. The current owner of the Sevier County Property is John E. Appman (Eleanor M. Appman is deceased). Subordinate Lienholders include the Gatlinburg Summit Horizontal Property Regime Council of Co-Owners, Inc. and the United States of America. The proceeds of the sale will be applied in accordance with the terms of the Deed of Trust. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of sale to another day and time certain, without further publication, upon announcement of said adjournment on the day and time and at the place set forth above, and to sell to the second highest bidder (at the second highest bidder s highest bid) in the event the highest bidder does not comply with the terms of the sale. THE FENTRESS COUNTY PROPERTY DESCRIPTION The phrase ìFentress County Propertyî as used herein shall mean all of the Grantor s right, title and interest in and to the following described real property (together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed improvements and fixtures, all appurtenant easements and rights of way, and other appurtenances) described as follows: SITUATED in the First Civil District of Fentress County, Tennessee, about 2 1/2 miles Southeast of the Courthouse in Jamestown, Tennessee, on the North side of road leading from State Highway No. 52 to the Allardt-Stockton County road being commonly known as the Knight Place Road and beginning on a set stone located in the North right of way line of the said Knight Place Road being also the Southwest corner of the John E. Appman and Eleanor M. Appman home place tract of land; thence with said Knight Place Road North 86 degrees West 100 feet; thence North 2 degrees East 467 feet; thence South 86 degrees East to the West line of the Jonn and Eleanor Appman home place tract of land; thence in a Southerly direction with the Appman line to the point of beginning, containing 1 acre, more or less. BEING property conveyed to John Edward Appman by inheritance under the Last Will and Testament of Willie Allie Appman, of record in Will Book 4, Page 160, Register s Office, Fentress County, Tennessee. SUBJECT TO any reservations, including reservations of minerals or mineral rights which may be set out in former deeds of conveyances covering the above described property. SUBJECT TO a Deed of Trust from John E. Appman and wife, Eleanor M. Appman to Jack Ray, Trustee, dated June 25, 1991, of record in Trust Book Q-5, Page 569, Register s Office, Fentress County, Tennessee, securing Bank of Putnam County. SUBJECT TO a Deed of Trust from John E. Appman and wife, Eleanor M. Appman to Jack Ray, Trustee, dated October 21, 1994, of record in Trust Book D-6, Page 560, Register s Office, Fentress County, Tennessee, securing Bank of Putnam County. SUBJECT TO a Deed of Trust from John E. Appman and wife, Eleanor M. Appman to Jack Ray, Trustee, dated March 9,1996, of record in Trust Book J-6, page 122, Register s Office, Fentress County, Tennessee, securing Bank of Putnam County. The Fentress County Property address is believed to be 2020 Memory Garden Road, Jamestown, TN 38556. The tax map identification number is believed to be Tax Map 075, Parcel 071.03. The Fentress County Property legal description shall control in the event of any inconsistency among the legal description, address, or tax map identification number. The Fentress County Property is subject to Notices of Federal Tax Liens in favor of the United States, of record in Book 157, Page 856; Book 157, Page 857; and Book 159, Page 292, all in the Register s Office, Fentress County, Tennessee. Notice of the sale required by 26 U.S.C. ß 7425 (b) to be given to the United States has been timely given, and the sale will be subject to the right of the United States to redeem such property, as provided in 26 U.S.C. ß 7425 (d)(1). The Fentress County Property is also subject to a Notice of State Tax Lien in favor of the State of Tennessee, Department of Revenue, of record in Book 158, Page 209, Register s Office, Fentress County, Tennessee. Notice of the sale required by T.C.A. ß 67-1-1433(b)(1) to be given to the State of Tennessee has been timely given, and the sale will be subject to the right of the State of Tennessee to redeem such property, as provided in T.C.A. ß 67-1-1433(c)(1). THE FENTRESS COUNTY PROPERTY SALE Ryan L. Russell, Co-Substitute Trustee, acting under the authority vested in the Co-Substitute Trustee by the Deed of Trust, will be at the front door (Court Avenue entrance) of the Sevier County Courthouse (125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee) on January 6, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) to offer for cash sale to the highest and best bidder at public auction in bar of and free from all rights of redemption afforded by statute, equitable rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other rights waived by the Deed of Trust, the Fentress County Property (as defined herein). After all parties in attendance at the Sevier County Courthouse have made their bids for the Fentress County Property, the Co-Substitute Trustee shall adjourn the sale until January 7, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. (prevailing Central Time) at which time Leon Foster, Co-Substitute Trustee, acting under the authority vested in the Co-Substitute Trustee by the Deed of Trust, will be at the front door (South Main Street entrance) of the Fentress County Courthouse (101 South Main Street, Courthouse Square, Jamestown, Fentress County, Tennessee) to restart the bidding and offer for cash sale to the highest and best bidder at public auction in bar of and free from all rights of redemption afforded by statute, equitable rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other rights waived by the Deed of Trust, the Fentress County Property (as defined herein). The Co-Substitute Trustee shall convey the Fentress County Property to the bidder with the highest and best bid of all bidders for the Fentress County Property present at the Sevier County Courthouse or the Fentress County Courthouse. The Fentress County Property is being sold ìAS IS WHERE ISî without warranty or representation by the Co-Substitute Trustee. All rights and equity of redemption, afforded by statute or common law, homestead, dower and all other exemptions are expressly waived by the Debtor in the Deed of Trust and title is believed to be good, but the Co-Substitute Trustee will sell and convey the Fentress County Property only as Co-Substitute Trustee. Title to the Fentress County Property is to be conveyed subject to all prior liens, easements, covenants, conditions, encumbrances, and restrictions that may exist including, without limitation, any unpaid ad valorem taxes or other taxes. The current owner of the Fentress County Property is John E. Appman. Subordinate Lienholders include the State of Tennessee and the United States of America. The proceeds of the sale will be applied in accordance with the terms of the Deed of Trust. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of sale to another day and time certain, without further publication, upon announcement of said adjournment on the day and time and at the place set forth above, and to sell to the second highest bidder (at the second highest bidder s highest bid) in the event the highest bidder does not comply with the terms of the sale. This Notice shall be published in The Mountain Press and The Fentress Courier on December 16, 2009; December 23, 2009; and December 30, 2009. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Ryan L. Russell, CO-SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE M. Coppley Vickers & Associates, P.C. P.O. Box 4486 Sevierville, TN 37864-4486

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WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated January 12, 2007 of record in Book 2728, page 507, in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office, Antonio Araujo and wife, Rosaura Castillo-Araujo, conveyed in trust to T. Mike Estes, Trustee for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, certain real estate hereinafter described, to secure the payment of the principal sum of $114,750.00, evidenced by a certain Promissory Note, said instruments being incorporated herein by reference; and WHEREAS, by instrument recorded in Book 3439, page 318, in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office, Farm Credit Services of MidAmerica, FLCA, the owner and holder of said indebtedness, appointed James E. Bondurant, Jr., Substitute Trustee; and WHEREAS, default has been made in said Deed of Trust referenced above and the owner and holder of the Note described above has declared the entire balance due and payable and has instructed the undersigned Substitute Trustee to foreclose said Deed of Trust in accordance with its terms and provisions. NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee under said instrument, I will on the 1 2th day of January, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse, facing Court Avenue, located in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, offer for sale and sell the property to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption and all statutory rights of redemption, homestead, dower and curtesy, all of which are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, property therein conveyed, which is more particularly described as follows: SITUATE in the Fourth (4th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Lot 284 of Hidden Springs Resort, Phase 2, Section 4, a Horizontal Property Regime Planned Unit Development, as the same is shown by plat of record in Large Map Book 6, Page 72, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description and as a point of reference the Southeast corner of Lot 284 being located North 20 deg. 10 min. 51 sec. West, 203.61 feet from the intersection of Bears Dean Way and Pike Peaks Way. SUBJECT to restrictions, reservations and easements as set forth in Book 1238, page 454; Book 1326, page 589; Book 1356, page 727; Book 1370, page 585; ROW Book 12, page 187; ROW Book 14, page 20; ROW Book 13, page 719, ROW Book 9, page 59; Large Map Book 3, page 111; Large Map Book 4, page 4; Large Map Book 4, page 6; Large Map Book 4, page 113; and Large Map Book 6, page 72, all in the Sevier County Register of Deeds 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. BEING the same property conveyed to Antonio Araujo and wife, Rosaura Castillo-Araujo, by General Warranty Deed dated January 12, 2007 and recorded in Book 2728, page 505, in the Sevier County Register s Office Said property is situated on Pikes Peak Way and being know as Lot 284, in Hidden Springs Resort, Phase 2, Section 4, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862, in Sevier County, Tennessee, and being identified as CLT No: 084EB001.00-238. The above-described property will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes, restrictions, easements and building setback lines, matters shown on the maps referenced above, and to any prior or superior liens, judgments or Deeds of Trust. The proceeds of the sale will be applied in accordance with the terms and provisions of the above-named Deed of Trust. Said sale is being made upon the request of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, due to the failure of the maker to comply with all provisions of said Deed of Trust. Other parties interested as defined by Tennessee statutes and to whom the Substitute Trustee has given notice of the sale includes the following: ANTONIO ARAUJO AND ROSAURA CASTILLO-ARAUJO Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of the bid at the public sale, then the Substitute Trustee shall have the option of accepting the second highest bid, or the next highest bid with which the buyer is able to comply. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time set forth above.

JAMES E. BONDURANT, JR. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE CROLEY, DAVIDSON & HUIE, PLLC 1500 First Tennessee Plaza Knoxville, TN 37929 (865) 523-0209 (93965)

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WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated December 1, 2006 of record in Book 2679, page 137, as amended and re-recorded in Book 2722, page 396, and as further amended and re-recorded in Book 2822, page 329, all in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office, Kateri Ann Goldwater, unmarried, conveyed in trust to T. Mike Estes, Trustee for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, certain real estate hereinafter described, to secure the payment of the principal sum of $101,532.00, evidenced by a certain Promissory Note, said instruments being incorporated herein by reference; and WHEREAS, by instruments recorded in Book 3402, page 202, and in Book 3406, page 411, both in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, the owner and holder of said indebtedness, appointed James E. Bondurant, Jr., Substitute Trustee; and WHEREAS, default has been made in said Deed of Trust referenced above and the owner and holder of the Note described above has declared the entire balance due and payable and has instructed the undersigned Substitute Trustee to foreclose said Deed of Trust in accordance with their terms and provisions. NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee under said instruments, I will on the 1 2th day of January, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse, facing Court Avenue, located in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, offer for sale and sell the property to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption and all statutory rights of redemption, homestead, dower and curtesy, all of which are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, property therein conveyed, which is more particularly described as follows: SITUATED in the Tenth (10th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being without the corporate limits of any municipality, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING on an iron pin in the eastern right of way of Long Branch Road, said pin being located 545 feet, more or less, from the centerline of Zion Hill Road and corner to property of James Gary Cutshaw (Warranty Book 366, page 425, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee); thence with the eastern right of way of Long Branch Road, a curve to the right having a chord bearing and distance of North 17 deg. 32 min. 49 sec. West, 34.80 feet to an iron pin, corner to Bobby C. Householder (Warranty Book 335, page 723); thence with Householder, the following eight (8) calls and distances, to-wit: (1) North 85 deg. 30 min. 04 sec. East, 72.48 feet to an iron pin; thence (2) North 72 deg. 18 min. 47 sec. East, 111.77 feet to an iron pin; thence (3) South 77 deg. 23 min. 30 sec. East, 224.67 feet to an iron pin; thence (4) North 03 deg. 24 min. 50 sec. East, 56.07 feet to an iron pin; thence (5) South 89 deg. 37 min. 26 sec. East, 199.70 feet to an iron pin; thence (6) South 20 deg. 45 min. 39 sec. East, 28.24 feet to an iron pin; thence (7) North 80 deg. 16 min. 58 sec. East, 465.99 feet to an iron pin; thence (8) South 09 deg. 39 min. 52 sec. East, 98.50 feet to an iron pin in the line of Norman Gibson (Warranty Book 127, page 463); thence with Gibson, South 67 deg. 45 min. 35 sec. West, 308.65 feet to an axle, corner to Howard Moore (Warranty Book 131, page 151; thence with Moore, the following two (2) calls and distances, to-wit: (1) North 61 deg. 05 min. 28 sec. West, 33.58 feet to an axle; thence (2) South 54 deg. 46 min. 24 sec. West, 84.35 feet to an iron pin, corner to David W. Moore (Warranty Book 521, page 696); thence with Moore, the following three (3) calls and distances, to-wit: (1) North 43 deg. 06 min. 19 sec. West, 112.05 feet to an iron pin; thence (2) South 87 deg. 25 min. 33 sec. West, 232.69 feet to an iron pin; thence (3) South 86 deg. 40 min. 38 sec. West, 95.46 feet to an iron pin in the line of James Gary Cutshaw (Warranty Book 366, page 425); thence with Cutshaw, North 52 deg. 06 min. 59 sec. West, 167.25 feet to an iron pin; thence continuing with Cutshaw, South 71 deg. 17 min. 12 sec. West, 164.78 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, and containing 2.51 acres, more or less, according to the survey of Wade B. Nance, RLS #856, 901 E. Summit Hill Drive, Suite LL100, Knoxville, TN 37915, dated April 25, 1996, bearing File #A-15639; said premises improved with dwelling. THERE IS CONVEYED herewith a 1992 Clayton Mobile Home, Model MID bearing VIN #GI8380AB which is permanently affixed to the real property conveyed hereby and is part of the total consideration due hereunder. TOGETHER with all of First Party s rights set forth in Boundary Line Agreement (with Quit Claim Provisions) between Freida S. Householder, a single person and Troy D. Darnell and wife, Barbara J. Darnell, dated December 27, 2002, of record in Book 1588, page 633, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, which instrument establishes the northern boundary of the property as: BEGINNING at an iron pin at the Eastern right of way of Long Branch Road, the Southwestern corner of the property of Householder and the Northwestern corner of the property of the Darnells, said point of BEGINNING being further located 579.8 feet, more or less, from the point of intersection of Long Branch Road with Zion Hill Road; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, North 85 deg. 29 min. 19 sec. East, 72.42 feet to an iron pin; thence North 72 deg. 17 min. 12 sec. East, 111.89 feet to an iron pin; thence South 77 deg. 24 min. 23 sec. East, 224.58 feet to an iron pin; thence North 03 deg. 24 min. 03 sec. East, 56.04 feet to an iron pin; thence South 89 deg. 40 min. 00 sec. East, 199.56 feet to an iron pin; thence South 20 deg. 50 min. 45 sec. East, 28.33 feet to an iron pin; thence North 80 deg. 15 min. 18 sec. East, 466.12 feet to an iron pin; thence South 09 deg. 38 min. 43 sec. East, 98.53 feet to an iron pin in the line of Gibson and the terminus of the boundary established herein as shown by the survey of David C. Houk, RLS No. 1901, 610 N. Cunningham Road, Seymour, Tennessee 37865, dated December 12, 2002. BUT EXCLUDING all rights to property North of the boundary line established by said Boundary Line Agreement, specifically the tract described as 13.94 acres, more or less, and a right of way over and across said tract, as more fully described in the Quit Claim Deed from Troy D. Darnell and wife, Barbara J. Darnell to Freida S. Householder, a single person, by Quit claim Deed dated December 27, 2002 of record in Book 1588, page 636, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. SUBJECT to rights of ingress and egress to landlocked parcel of land conveyed to Shirley LaFollette on March 17, 1986 from Bobby C. Householder and wife, Freida S. Householder in Warranty Book 361, page 295, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. No boundary survey has been made at the time of this conveyance. BEING the same property conveyed to Kateri Ann Goldwater, a single person, from Troy D. Darnell and Barbara J. Darnell by Warranty Deed recorded December 1, 2006, in Volume 2679, page 134, in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee Said property is situated on or about 2506 Long Branch Road, Seymour, TN 37865, in Sevier County, Tennessee, and being identified as CLT No: 047064.05. The above-described parcel of property will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes, restrictions, easements and building setback lines, matters shown on the maps referenced above, and to any prior or superior liens, judgments or Deeds of Trust. The proceeds of the sale will be applied in accordance with the terms and provisions of the above-named Deed of Trust. Said sale is being made upon the request of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, due to the failure of the maker to comply with all provisions of said Deed of Trust. Other parties interested as defined by Tennessee statutes and to whom the Substitute Trustee has given notice of the sale includes the following: KATERI ANN GOLDWATER Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of the bid at the public sale, then the Substitute Trustee shall have the option of accepting the second highest bid, or the next highest bid with which the buyer is able to comply. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time set forth above.

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WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated November 1, 2006 of record in Book 2658, page 316, in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office, Michael McAdams and wife, Jaclynn Marts, conveyed in trust to T. Mike Estes, Trustee for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, certain real estate hereinafter described, to secure the payment of the principal sum of $118,150.00, evidenced by a certain Promissory Note, said instruments being incorporated herein by reference; and WHEREAS, by instrument dated November 2, 2009 and recorded in Book 3445, page 113, in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, the owner and holder of said indebtedness, appointed James E. Bondurant, Jr., Substitute Trustee; and WHEREAS, default has been made in said Deed of Trust referenced above and the owner and holder of the Note described above has declared the entire balance due and payable and has instructed the undersigned Substitute Trustee to foreclose said Deed of Trust in accordance with their terms and provisions. NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee under said instruments, I will on the 12th day of January, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse, facing Court Avenue, located in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, offer for sale and sell the property to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption and all statutory rights of redemption, homestead, dower and curtesy, all of which are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, property therein conveyed, which is more particularly described as follows: SITUATED in the Eighth (8th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lot 14 of the HILLSVIEW SUBDIVISION, as shown on plat of Ronnie L. Simms, Surveyor, Tennessee No. 683, dated July 22, 2003, of record in Large Map Book LM 5, page 34, to which plat reference is here made for a complete description. SUBJECT to any easements, right of ways, restrictions, setbacks and/or protective covenants noted on plat of record in Large Map Book 5, page 34, and Record Book 1792, page 89, of record in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. BEING the same property conveyed to Michael McAdams by deed from Jaclynn Marts, dated January 28, 2009 and recorded in Book 3283, page 121, in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office. BEING also the same property conveyed to Michael McAdams and Jaclynn Marts by deed dated November 1, 2006 and recorded in Record Book 2658, page 314, in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office. Said property is believed to be located on or about 2665 Colonel Drive, Kodak, Tennessee, 37764 in Sevier County, Tennessee, and being identified as CLT No: 017AB-014.00. The above-described parcel of property will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes, restrictions, easements and building setback lines, matters shown on the maps referenced above, and to any prior or superior liens, judgments or Deeds of Trust. The proceeds of the sale will be applied in accordance with the terms and provisions of the above-named Deed of Trust. Said sale is being made upon the request of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, due to the failure of the maker to comply with all provisions of said Deed of Trust. Other parties interested as defined by Tennessee statutes and to whom the Substitute Trustee has given notice of the sale includes the following: MICHAEL MCADAMS AND JACLYNN MARTS Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of the bid at the public sale, then the Substitute Trustee shall have the option of accepting the second highest bid, or the next highest bid with which the buyer is able to comply. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time set forth above.

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Husband’s interaction with friend worries wife

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Dear Annie: My husband began getting a little too friendly with a female friend of ours. My husband seldom calls anyone, but he was finding reasons to pick up the phone for her. I told him I wanted the phone calls to stop, and he agreed. But he lied. The calls actually increased. He called from our home phone, his cell phone and his office phone -- all behind my back. She also called him, but he deleted her name from our caller ID so I wouldn’t find out. One night while I was out of town, he asked her to dinner, and she confessed that she was falling for him. He told me he decided then that the flirtation had gone too far and ended it. I know he called her twice after that, and I confronted him. He finally confessed everything and swears nothing like this will ever happen again. I want to believe him, but obviously, the trust factor is not nearly as high as it once was. I say his behavior was cheating. He says there was no sex, so it’s not. What do you say? -- Still Angry but Dealing with It Dear Still Angry: It was emotional cheating. Your husband may not have had sex with this woman, but he was spending time with her, encouraging her, doing things behind your back, calling in spite of how it made you feel and giving this woman the attention and affection that belong to you. Trust is easy to lose and quite difficult to regain. Please get counseling so you can work on it together. Dear Annie: What

is the proper reply to a sneeze? Many people are insulted if you don’t say some form of “bless you,” but why? I think the one who sneezes should be saying “excuse me” for propelling one’s germs into our shared space, but I rarely hear that. And it’s worse when the person has a cold and sneezes repeatedly. Am I really expected to issue a blessing every time someone sneezes? What is the socially acceptable etiquette? Oh, and bless you. -- Jacksonville, Fla. Dear Jacksonville: The origins of blessing a sneeze date at least to the Middle Ages when it was thought that sneezing expelled evil spirits or was dangerous to your body or soul. There is also the theory that it became popular as a prayer for the welfare of the sneezer during an outbreak of the bubonic plague. Regardless, over the centuries, it has become the socially acceptable etiquette. It is also socially appropriate for people to excuse themselves when they sneeze. One “excuse me” and one “bless you” per event is expected, regardless of how many sneezes are repeated. Dear Annie: I’d like to add a footnote to the letter from “South Bend, Ind.,” who has Hashimoto’s disease. The medication for

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Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (low thyroid) must be taken 30 minutes before eating breakfast. For years, I didn’t know that. No doctor had explained it to me, and nothing was in the information package with the pills. This medication doesn’t work properly if it is taken with food, and I had been swallowing it immediately after breakfast. I still felt tired, rundown and maybe a little depressed. I finally saw a new doctor, who casually reminded me to take the little pill 30 minutes before breakfast. I started doing so and was astounded when, a few days later, my energy level rose dramatically. I felt terrific. The pill was working. It is extremely important that doctors continually remind patients of how and when to take medication. The instructions really should be on the bottle, too. -Guilford, Conn. Dear Guilford: Doctors should discuss the appropriate way to take any new medication, but patients must be proactive and unafraid to ask questions. It also doesn’t hurt to ask the pharmacist to explain the particulars. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, IL 60611. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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WHO chief: H1NI pandemic continues GENEVA (AP) — Many more people could become sick with swine flu this winter even though it has peaked in North America and some European countries, the head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The worst of the swine flu outbreak is over in the United States, Canada, Britain and some other countries in the northern hemisphere, said Dr. Margaret Chan. But there is still intensive flu activity in Egypt, India and elsewhere, she said. “It is too premature and too early for us to say we have come to an end of the pandemic influenza worldwide,” Chan told reporters. Health experts should monitor the pandemic for another six to 12 months, she said, adding that the virus could still mutate and become more dangerous. Over 11,500 people are known to have died from the disease since the outbreak began in April, according to WHO. Between 250,000 and 500,000 people die from regular flu each year.

9 likely died of smoke inhalation

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Six children and three adults killed in a Mississippi apartment fire likely died of smoke inhalation, though autopsies on the three women were being performed Tuesday to find out for sure, the coroner said. Investigators, meanwhile, were working to figure out what sparked the blaze early Monday morning, killing several family members taken in because they had nowhere else to go. Autopsy results on the adults could be available later Tuesday or Wednesday, said Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt. Authorities don’t plan to do autopsies on the children unless they find something abnormal in the adults, he said. Arson wasn’t suspected, and while neighbors indicated the building had electrical problems, the fire chief said a private company’s recent inspection found no troubles.

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either ran out of fuel or his bike broke down. Graves says Ereckson faces felony charges of reckless driving and fleeing from police. He also faces past charges including burglary and auto theft. Footage from a TV helicopter showed the motorcycle weaving between cars and semis.

Somali pirates seize two vessels

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Striking into the heavily patrolled Gulf of Aden, Somali pirates seized a Britishflagged chemical tanker — the first merchant vessel to be hijacked there in nearly six months, the same day that a ship was taken by brigands in the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday. The double hijacking late Monday shows that, a year after an international naval armada began deploying off Somalia to protect shipping, piracy remains a problem. Monday’s attacks occurred more than 1,000 miles apart, indicating the wide range of territory prowled by pirates and underscoring the difficulty of policing such a large area. Cmdr. John Harbour, the spokesman for the European Union’s anti-piracy force, said the seizures were likely only a coincidence and not coordinated because several pirate bands operate in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.

Pot-stuffed teddy bear found in toy store

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they confiscated a teddy bear at a Southern California toy store that was stuffed with marijuana. The owner of Toy Town said Monday that he got the package last week, opened it up and found a 2-foot-tall blue teddy bear that felt “hard and crinkly.” The bear turned out to be stuffed with three large, vacuumsealed packages of marijuana. Owner Joshua Vecchione says he called Orange County sheriff’s officials. The package was addressed to someone in Colorado and mailed from Thousand Oaks with the toy store, in Ladera Ranch, as the return address.

Pump prices ticking up

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail gas prices increased for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, the first time it’s done that since October. The national average climbed a half penny overnight to a new national average of $2.608, according to auto club AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. A gallon of regular unleaded is 2.1 cents cheaper than a month ago, but nearly $1 more expensive than a year ago. Energy prices flattened with a majority of futures traders taking the holiday week off, though a stronger

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Motorcycle chase reaches 140 mph

PHOENIX (AP) — A motorcyclist is in custody after leading Arizona highway patrol officers on a chase at speeds reaching 140 mph. Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves says 22-year-old Ian Jonathan Ereckson of Phoenix rode his high-performance sport bike along the streets of west Phoenix and even into the airport. He then headed north on an interstate, pursued by a police helicopter. The chase ended near Black Canyon City nearly 50 miles north of Phoenix when the rider

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