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Sunday RECORD YOUR GUIDE TO PUBLIC RECORDS AND VITAL STATISTICS IN CALHOUN COUNTY BANKRUPTCIES
deaths Kenneth M. Baber, Oxford Grace Virginia Barnard, Anniston Brittney Bonner, Oxford Dr. Charles E. Brown Sr., Millbrook David L. Cantor, Ardmore, Tenn. Kenneth Wayne Carr, Piedmont Geraldine Elizabeth “Jerri” Collum, Georgia LTC Donald E. Cunningham, U.S. Army (ret.), Jacksonville James “Rubberneck” Edwards, Talladega John Erskine, Anniston Annie Ruth Faulkner, Weaver Lou “Britt” Floyd, Anniston Randy H. Fordham, Heflin Joseph Emery “White Silent Bear” Fox, Eastaboga Carla Michele Cook Fuqua, Piedmont Doris Marie Steed Hairrell, Cedar Bluff John Edward Harris, Eastaboga Hilda Winette Gravette Haynes, Oxford James Curtis Laney, Bynum
Roy Lee Ledbetter, Anniston Joe L. Lynch, Munford J.B. Maner, Anniston Patsy Ruth Jones Messer, Ashland Era “Precious” Moore, Lincoln Bera Roberts Norred, Anniston Vicie L. Pearson, Oxford James Michael “Trey” Phillips III, Oxford Vivian Maxine “Granny Mac” Pressley, Anniston Retired MSGT John H. Sexton, Anniston Henry C. Smith, Anniston John R. Smith, Spring Garden Charity Ann Stewart, Anniston Elmer Eugene “Rod” Thomas, Southhaven, Miss. Alan Timothy “Tim” “Tater” Todd, Roanoke Patricia Tubbs, Talladega William L. “Bill” Willis, Georgia John Harlin Yates, Woodland
RATE OF BANKRUPTCIES
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• Travis S. Roney, Wilingham Drive, Anniston • Dustin Shane Knight, Old Coldwater Road, Anniston • Arthur Ray Header, Alexandria • Wanda D. Smitherman, E. Glen Road, Alexandria • Pamela D. Norton, E. 11th Street, Anniston • Keith S. Mahan, Loy Street, Anniston • Charlotte A. Ivey, Jean Boulevard, Anniston
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A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows the debtor to retain certain exempt property, but the debtor’s remaining property is gathered and sold by a trustee from which creditors will receive payment. It may also be used by businesses which wish to terminate their business. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy enables debtors, through court supervision and protection, to propose and carry out a repayment plan under which creditors are paid, in full or in part, in installments over a three-year period. During that time, debtors are prohibited from starting or continuing collection efforts. The following bankruptcies declared by Calhoun County residents were recorded by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Alabama last week:
MARRIAGE LICENSES • Jonathan Edward Duncan of Jacksonville to Jessica Mae Smith of Jacksonville • David Shannon Smith of Eastaboga to Rebecca Dianne Horton Shears of Eastaboga • Matthew Alan Daniels of Oxford to Starlene Gail Combee of Oxford • Newton Lamar Seale of Delta to Courtney Michelle Clegg of Jacksonville • Samuel Lee Leahey of Anniston to Stacy Rena Gallman of Anniston • James Matthew Owens of Anniston to Camika Denise Willis of Anniston • Joseph Robert Grimes of Piedmont to Jamie Michelle Shierling of Piedmont • Billy Franklin Bryant of Lineville to Rita Brooks Walker of Lineville • Lester Roy Ledlow of Alexandria to Melissa Harrison Brooks of
Alexandria • Jimmy Adams Haynes of Oxford to Deborah Jane Hopkins of Oxford • Simon Fouzi Joubran of Jacksonville to Barbara Treasa Daniel of Jacksonville • William Edward Reid of Jacksonville to Nancy Lynn Sanford of Jacksonville • James Chris Conner Jr. of Anniston to Heather Brooke Aurand of Anniston • Michael Paul Eaton of Woodstock, Ga., to Sara St. John Lewis of Woodstock, Ga. • Rodney Jack Wade of Eastaboga to Lucy Denise Franks of Oxford • Christopher Allan Boody of Munford to Anastasia Katerina Paudrups of Anniston • Rushen Randall Roberson III of Sylacauga to Jani Rhea Sumner of Anniston • David Messer of Oxford to Cathy Ballard Messer of Oxford
CATTLE SALE Here is the livestock market report for the Tuesday sale. Receipts for this week 532 compared to 1044 last week. Receipts a year ago 1277.
FEEDER CLASSES: Bulls and steers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200-300 lbs. 165.00 to 215.00; 300-400 lbs. 160.00 to 210.00; 400-500 lbs. 145.00 to 192.50; 500600 lbs. 126.00 to 165.00; 600-700 lbs. 110.00 to 145.00. Heifers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200-300 lbs. 135.00 to 187.50; 300-400 lbs. 130.00 to 177.50; 400-500 lbs. 124.00 to 147.50; 500-600 lbs. 110.00 to 140.00; 600700 lbs. 106.00 to 122.00.
SLAUGHTER CLASSES: Cows: Breakers 64.00 to 69.50; Boners 70.00 to 73.00; Lean 60.00 to 63.00. Bulls: Normal Dressing 54-58% 75.00 to 94.00.
• Willie B. Bell and Belinda A. Bell, BobThe material inside the white Street, Oxford Sunday Record is recorded • Steven Adderhold and Tammy Adderby The Anniston Star from DIVORCES hold, Old Centre Highway, Piedmont various institutions and • Flora Alexander, Nathaniel Avenue, government offices. Thacker • Rebecca H. Davis Piedmont The public records are • Nicholas Jeremy and Nathan E. Mason • Nathaniel P. Hamilton, Southmoor Circle, published as they appeared Jones and Angelique • Michael Clint Dover Oxford on the documents obtained M. Jones and Tara K. Dover • Arlene O. Matthews • Joanie Wooten Tur- by the newspaper. Direct WILLS PROBATED and Virgil Todd Mat- ley and Christopher G. questions and comments • Gladys M. Howard Thompson about Sunday Record to Turley thews • Wallace H. Wil- • Iva F. Anderson • Leah Danielle Thack- • Jeffery C. Curry and Isaac Godwin at jgodwin@ liams • James F. Roper Sr. er and Jarred Charles Angela Fears Curry jsu.edu. • Hazel Mae • Barbara J. Roper Phillips • Pauline McFall AnnistonStar.com • Jeannie C. Goodwin
ARRESTS The people listed in this arrest report, whose names and charges are obtained from public records, are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
possession of marijuana. • Charla Joan Taylor, 38: second-degree domestic violence. • Roger Lee Grayson, 30: first-degree receiving stolen property. • Sandra Lynn Bowman, 36: second-degree theft. Anniston • Vaudray Martez Murray, 27: violation of The following felony arrests were report- the Community Notification Act. ed by the Anniston Police Department (addresses not provided) during the sevenCalhoun County day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. • Christopher Dale Grayson, 31: third- The following felony arrests were reportdegree domestic violence, second-degree ed by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office promoting prison contraband. during the seven-day period ending at 7 • Aundrey Gordon Patton, 36: third-degree a.m. Thursday burglary. • Jeremy Wade Brackett, 39, of Ohatchee: • Kevin Lamar Winningham, 34: third- grand jury indictment for breaking/enterdegree burglary. ing a vehicle. • Tina Jean Devaney, 33: third-degree rob- • Stephanie Kirby, 35, of Piedmont: felony bery, two counts of possession of a con- order of arrest. trolled substance. • Daniel Earl Tyler, 37, of Anniston: violation • Brittney Lasha Young, 22: second-degree of the Sex Offender Registration Notificadomestic violence. tion Act. • Quenton Cornelius Carter, 29: first-degree • Megan Heather Smith, 19, of Weaver: possession of marijuana, second-degree fraudulent use of a credit/debit card. promoting prison contraband. • David Jeffery Allen, 23, of Decatur: pro• Lomonte Devon Ashford, 26: first-degree bation violation.
23-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. • Michael Alan Ross, 56, of Anniston: second-degree theft of property. • Alyce Bernice Baldwin, 36, of Oxford: receiving stolen vehicle. • Geoffrey Michael Fuller, 24, of Munford: possession of a controlled substance. • Rodgers Lee, 49, of Anniston: theft of property. • Dondeana Johns Maddox, 51, of Eastaboga: two counts of illegal possession of credit/debit card. • Stedman Ashton Jennings, 21, of Anniston: theft by fraudulent leasing. • Gregory Keith Sansing, 47, of Oxford: second-degree possession of a forged instrument. • Linwood Ray Boykin Jr., 28, of Burlington, N.C.: second-degree theft of property. • Destiny Nicole Gilmore, 26, of Lexington, N.C.: second-degree theft of property. • Skyler Marlon Easterwood, 19, of CullOxford man: auto theft. The following felony arrests were reported • Joseph Leonard Fitzpatrick, 33, of Annisby the Oxford Police Department during the ton: first-degree criminal mischief. • Alicia Maxwell, 38, of Oxford: first-degree theft of property. • Cheri Burt Finley, 52, of Anniston: firstdegree assault, reckless endangerment. • Gerald Lawler, 38, of Anniston: firstdegree possession of marijuana. • Stanley Cunningham, 51, of Anniston: possession of a controlled substance. • Patrice Nichole Harris, 30, of Anniston: first-degree theft of property. • Keith Dewayne Hale, 42, of Anniston: first-degree theft of property. • Christopher Ray Knight, 22, of Anniston: failure to appear in court for third-degree burglary. • Michael Leon Simpson, 49, of Piedmont: failure to appear in court for two counts of possession/receiving a controlled substance, failure to appear in court for firstdegree receiving stolen property. • Dennis Norman Steward, 51, of Anniston: first-degree theft by deception, two counts of second-degree theft by deception.
BLOTTER Crimes are listed by location. Anonymous tips may be called in to Crime Stoppers at 256-238-1414. A reward of up to $1,000 may be given.
Anniston The following property crimes were reported to the Anniston Police Department during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday.
Office during the seven-day period ending Oxford: household items. • Sears, 700 Quintard Drive: cologne, jew• Residence, 400 block of Magnolia Ave- at 7 a.m. Thursday. elry. nue: photographs. Burglaries • Residence, unspecified block of Pelham • Residence, Jamback Road, Anniston: • Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2024 U.S. 78 E: cell phone. Heights: jewelry. cash, photographs. • Residence, 300 block of East 5th Street: • Residence, Barry Street, Oxford: case of • Target, 400 Oxford Exchange Blvd.: mertable saw, drill. diapers, clothing, children’s toys, vehicle chandise. (Recovered 12-8-2012) • Residence, 1100 block of Boynton Ave- license plate. • Residence, 0-100 block of Sunny Eve nue: computer. • Restaurant, Alabama 9, Anniston: cash, Road: firearm. • Commercial location, 700 block of Golden coins. • Samco, 9629 U.S. 78 W: jewelry. Springs Road: computer. • Residence, 100 block of Irby Drive: female Thefts yorkie dog. Robberies • Residence, Roy Webb Road, Piedmont: • Department store, 0-99 block of Plaza • Department store, 5500 block of McClel- firearm. Lane: television, DVDs, beverages, card lan Boulevard: food items, 18-gallon tote. • Unknown location, Quintard Avenue, game. (Recovered 12-7-2012) (Recovered 12-06-2012) Oxford: cash. • Unknown location, 1800 block of U.S. 78 Auto-related thefts East: tools, speaker, amplifier. Oxford • Parking lot, Walmart, 92 Plaza Lane: • Residence, 400 block of Hilltop Drive: catalytic converter, exhaust pipe, 1994 The following property crimes were purse, cash, cell phone. Honda civic. reported to the Oxford Police Department • AT&T kiosk, 700 block of Quintard Drive: during the 13-day period ending at 7 a.m. cell phones. Thursday. Calhoun County Auto-related thefts
• Residence, 700 block of West 12th Street: copper pipe and wire. • Residence, 3000 block of Walnut Street: television, laptop computer. • Residence, 800 block of Gate 8 Road: air compressors, chainsaws, leaf blower, battery charger, battery, trolling motor. • Residence, 500 block of Pine Lane: game console, television. (Item recovered 126-2012) • Residence, 4900 block of Cleghorn Ave• Parking lot, 2000 block of U.S. 78 East: nue: firearms, televisions, cash, laptop The following property crimes were Thefts computer. reported to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s • Hotel, 100 block of Spring Branch Road, 1974 Ford F100 Ranger truck.
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CALENDAR: AnnistonStar.com/calendar PROPERTY TRANSFERRED • George Keith Ramsden to Timothy Alan Foust, Trinity Heights, lot 8, $10. • Michael R. Dunn to Michael R. Dunn and Tisha Brown, a parcel of land in section 19, township 14, range 7, $100. • Richard A. Metcalf to Josh Carlegis, Stoneybrook subdivision, 1st addition, block 4, lot 20, $10. • G & M Homes LLC to James C. Turner, Buckhorn, lot 4, $10. • Alton C. Hall and Cheryl A. Hall to Devin Roszell and Shanea Roszell, a parcel of land in section 11, township 16, range 9, $10. • Frances Lois Blair to Frances Lois Blair, Michael James Carey and Bruce Michael Carey, W. T. Williamson subdivision, 1st addition, lot 14, $10. • Amber Clark Green to Clarence Blalock, Barlow Estates, block 118, lots 3 and 4, $10. • Marita W. Watson and James Watson to Anna M. Daniels and David W. Daniels Jr., a parcel of land in section 4, township 14, range 8, $152,000. • Equifunding Inc. to AOD Federal Credit Union, Pettus-Boozer subdivision, lot 16, $39,951. • Farmers & Merchants Bank to Crimson Properties LLC, BennettWillis subdivision, block B, lot 7, $100. • Farmers & Merchants Bank to Crimson Properties LLC, E. E. Strickland’s addition to Oxford, lot 5, $100. • Stephen W. Dyson and Shelia S. Dyson to Aubrey Hartley Frederick, Strickland’s addition to BettaView Hills subdivision, block 2, lot 5, $100.
• Kayla L. Avery to Lester Avery and Sheila Avery, a parcel of land in section 21, township 15, range 5, $10. • Advanced Metals & Manufacturing Inc. to Jackie Bonds, a parcel of land in section 32, township 14, range 6/8, $10. • Advanced Metals & Manufacturing Inc. to Jackie Bonds and Earl Bonds, a parcel of land in section 32, township 14, range 6, $0. • Janet McCollough to Ben Howell and Michelle Howell, a parcel of land in section 5, township 15, range 8, $14,000. • Billy Fleming to Lenn L. Costner Sr., a parcel of land in section 27, township 14, range 7, $1. • Carolyn M. Ingram to Michael Randall Ingram, South Anniston Land Co., 4th division, block 14, lot 1; South Anniston Land Co., 4th division, block 15, lot 8, $10. • Roscoe Lee Lecroy and Jean Ann Lecroy to Roscoe Lee Lecroy, Jean Ann Lecroy and Kathy Lecroy Greene, Carterton Hills, block 7, lots 11-13, $10. • Samuel E. Pritchett to Tristan Homesley, a parcel of land in section 13, township 13, range 8, $9,000. • John A. Hisamoto and Deborah L. Hisamoto to David M. Williams and Amanda R. Williams, Jacksonville Mining & Manufacturing Co., block 296, lots 17-20, $10. • Housing & Urban Development to Tyler A. England, Cheaha Acres Estates, block F, lot 3, $40,100. • Peggy Ann Holder to Peggy Ann Holder, Jeffrey Scott Rowland and Christopher Alan Sanford, a parcel of land in section 3, township 13,
range 8, $10. • Betty J. Smith to Art Brown, a parcel of land near 231 Main Street, Oxford, $35,000. • Freddie Mac to Christopher Riker and Amanda Riker, Willow Creek, 4th addition, lot 11, $27,500. • Walter D. Brown-Estate to Ervin E. Huguley, Cooper Reservation Land Co., block 4, lot 15, $10. • Cynthia Jones to Tony Keith Murray, Lake Lee Estates, lots 8 and 9, $45,000. • Bessie P. Gidley to Misty Mills and John E. Mills, a parcel of land in section 20, township 13, range 8, $10. • R & B Rentals LLC to Redona Williams, Carterton Hills, block 6, lots 37 and 38, $1. • Samuel E. Pritchett to Charles Douglas Creswell, a parcel of land in section 13, township 13, range 8, $39,000. • Housing & Urban Development to Alabama Housing Finance Authority, a parcel of land in section 9, township 14, range 8, $1. • Carolyn B. Dunaway to Franklin L. King and Christine A. King, Jacksonville Mining & Manufacturing Co., block 151, lots 9 and 10, $10. • Elbert D. Wilson and Barbara A. Wilson to Daniel D. Hughes and Colonie M. Hughes, a parcel of land in section 9, township 14, range 8, $10. • Bates Investments LLC to Wesley Brubaker and Kathleen C. Brubaker, a parcel of land in section 36, township 13, range 7, $10. • Carol H. Angle to Cody Wade Doss, Weaver North subdivision, 1st addition, block E, lot 2, $10. • Donald A. Cline to Daphanie
Michelle Hurst, Sherwood Forest, 9th addition, lot 49, $10. • Michael Shayne Hurst to Daphanie Michelle Hurst, Sherwood Forest, 9th addition, lots 48 and 49, $10. • Daphanie Michelle Hurst to Kenneth E. Reid II and Roxane M. Reid, Sherwood Forest, 9th addition, lots 48 and 49, $10. • Shirley Duncan to Teresa Duncan, a parcel of land in section 15, township 14, range 9, $10. • Johnney Ray Weaver-Estate to Brandon Thompson and Amanda Smart, a parcel of land in section 5, township 13, range 10, $10. • Cecil Lane Weatherbee to Cecil Lane Weatherbee and Katherine Michelle Weatherbee, a parcel of land in section 7, township 13, range 10, $10. • Calhoun Development Co. Inc. to Charles L. Thompson and Edna E. Thompson, Buckhorn subdivision, phase 9, lot 1, $10. • Johnnie Faye Ray to Gary M. Ray, Hillyer Highlands, block 15, lot A; Hillyer Highlands, 14th addition, block 15, lots 3 and 5, $10. • Southern Charm Properties LLC to Jason S. Brown, Carriage Hills subdivision, 2nd addition, block 8, lot 9, $10. • Green Tree Servicing LLC to Eric Lee Higginbotham, a parcel of land in section 36, township 12, range 9, $10. • Ready Mix USA LLC to City of Jacksonville, a parcel of land in section 14, township 14, range 8, $22,500. • Fannie Mae to Shawn A. Jarvis and Haley M. Jarvis, a parcel of land in section 15, township 14,
range 8, $85,000. • Nan L. Thacker to Christopher K. Thacker and Christie P. Thacker, Fairview Heights re-subdivision, lots 14-16 and 105-107; Fairview Heights re-subdivision, block 1, lots 19, 20, 101 and 102, $10. • Freddie Mac to Julia Areno, Lake Louise subdivision, section 3, block 8, lot 6, $70,000. • Steven O. Sandlin and Ami J. Sandlin to Mary T. Coyle, Clubview Heights, block 561, lot 2, $10. • Doris P. Angel-Estate to Gary T. Greer and Cindy A. Greer, a parcel of land in section 6, township 14, range 8, $10. • Sondra Holley and Susan Kimbrell to Sondra Holley and Susan Kimbrell, Quintard Land Co., block 113, lots 11 and 12, $10. • Barbara Wilson to Veronica Davis, Woodland Heights, 2nd section, block 10, lot 8, $10. • Leonard D. Norton and Virginia Norton to Craig E. Gardner, a parcel of land in section 21, township 13, range 8, $10. • Suntrust Mortgage to Freddie Mac, a parcel of land in section 32, township 15, range 9. • Housing & Urban Development to Kim Kihynn, Cotton Creek subdivision, phase 3, lot 26, $225,050. • Raymond A. Williams and Silvia L. Williams to Ryan Todd Drummond, a parcel of land in section 27, township 13, range 7, $10. • Housing & Urban Development to Slayton Blake Lloyd, Alexandria Heights, lot 9, $86,000. • Water Works and Sewer Bard of Anniston to Alabama Gas Corp., a parcel of land in section 10, township 15, range 8, $1.
R. Sams, Kon Tiki subdivision, lot 109. • Jerald D. Wiggins and Brenda J. Wiggins, Eastwood subdivision, block B, lot 1.
• David Keith Roberts, Cheaha Acres Estates, block B, lot 6. • Murray J. Riggins Jr., A. C. Shelton’s addition to Jacksonville, block 6, lots 4-6.
FORECLOSURES • Ralph Edward Barbao, Woodland Heights, 2nd section, block 9, lot 1. • Richard Joel Laird and Whitney Turner Laird, Hillyer Highlands,
block 9, lot 2. • Dejuan A. Roberts and Crystal M. Roberts, Bradley Acres, block 3, lot 4. • James N. Preston and Sarah T.
Preston, Vaughn’s, lots 60-63. • Richard Scott Davis, Hillcrest Townhomes, block A, lot 8. • Johnny Lynn Sams and Melanie
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS Here are food service establishments recently inspected by the Calhoun County Health Department, along with scores. A score of 100 indicates the inspector found no deficiencies. Potentially hazardous deficiencies (four- or five-point demerit items) are noted. These must be corrected immediately and inspectors say they are often corrected while the inspection is underway. Restaurants earning below 70 must raise their scores within seven days or face closure.
• Taco Bell, 2130 Quintard Ave., Anniston — 90, approved • Piedmont Health Care Center — 97. • Randolph Park Elementary School — 98. food safety course certificate required. • Saks Middle School — 100. NO MAJOR DEMERITS • Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 219 Colonial Drive, Oxford • Anniston High School — 99. — 96. • Anniston Middle School — 98. • Subway, 624 U.S. 278 By Pass, E., Piedmont — 98. • Cobb Elementary School — 100. • Winn-Dixie (Deli), 1408 Golden Springs Road, Anniston • Constantine Elementary School — 99. — 97. • Friendship BP, 1701 Cheaha Drive, Oxford — 96. • Winn-Dixie (Market), 1408 Golden Springs Road, Anniston 4-OR 5-POINT DEMERITS • Golden Rule, 50 Oxford Exchange Blvd., Oxford — 97. — 96. • Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2024 U.S. 78, E., Oxford — 87, • McDonald’s, 3424 Greenbrier-Dear Road, Anniston — 98. • Winn-Dixie (Seafood), 1408 Golden Springs Road, Annisequipment (pans) must be clean and sanitized. • Piedmont Head Start — 99. ton — 100.
Museum celebrates bad guys who battled Bond By Buzz Mcclain
global strife), “Earth Redesigned” (villains who want to kill everybody), “Drugs and Fort Worth Star-Telegram Thugs” (the villains come down to earth) Where would James Bond be without and “New World Disorder” (welcome to memorable villains? our time of terrorism). The hero of the most successful film And that’s all well and good, but what’s franchise in history might be a pudgy pengoing to register best with the casual spy cil-pusher beavering away behind a desk fan are the exhibits such as the one showsomewhere in the bowels of Britain’s MI-6 ing the various animals used to attempt to spy agency without those dastardly arch kill Bond (spiders are big, literally); there’s villains. The evidence shows that Bond a showstopper in this section, one that needed the baddies as badly as the baddies depends on surprise shock effect, and all needed Bond to push them to ever loftier, we can tell you is that it really works and is zanier god-complex heights. a tour highlight. The International Spy Museum is celThere are artifacts galore, on loan from ebrating — and, yes, that’s the word — 50 EON Productions, the company that proyears of Bondian villainy now through duces the Bond film series, including props November 2014. “Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years from the first film, Dr. No in 1962, to 2012’s of Bond Villains” is a multilevel, multimeSkyfall, including nefarious Silva’s (Javier dia exhibit that not only reminds us of the Bardem) hacked laptop and a scale replica vast variety of villainy Bond has defeated in of the gorgeous Aston Martin that meets a 23 films but puts those over-the-top deluterrible fate. sional megalomaniacs and the art of espio“Exquisite Evil” plays well as a simple nage in real-world perspective. pop-culture exhibit, but it does equally One of the brilliant strokes in the 5,000well as a thoroughly researched and caresquare-foot show is the idea of presenting fully designed study of fiction’s impact on “Bond moments” experienced by real real-world espionage. former spies, who are included in video (Blofeld answer: The bald baddie with United Artists Corporation via MCT exhibits. They describe close encounters the hideously scarred eye appears in six The teeth of Jaws from the film ‘Moonraker’ are on display at the International with their own archenemies or put into movies, but not always bald and not always Spy Museum’s exhibit ‘Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains.’ context just how not-so-farfetched some of with a scar. In “From Russia With Love” Bond’s maneuvers are. and “Thunderball,” he’s seen only from spies’ skills at, say, deactivating a scaryHere’s a quiz question to get you going: the white cat in his lap up; the hands are For example, Valerie Plame Wilson, looking high-tech bomb as the red countCan you name the six actors to play Ernst whose cover was blown for political gain Anthony Dawson’s and the voice is Eric Stavro Blofeld? (Answer at the end.) by the Bush administration (and for doing down numbers get closer to indicating Pohlmann’s each time. Donald Pleasence your demise. Feel the pressure, Faux Bond! The cold-blooded (and, to a man, so, Scooter Libby, an adviser to Dick finally plays a full-figured Blofeld in “You You can also see if you can hang with ill-fated) henchmen and the arm-candy Cheney, was sentenced to prison), says Only Live Twice,” Telly Savalas does a Bond, literally, on a bar that lifts you a few damsels of distress who have tried over Roger Moore’s misdirecting dialog with cheerfully sinister turn in “On Her Majesinches off the ground as a whirring fan, the years to harm Bond are on display as Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) in “A ty’s Secret Service,” Charles Gray is a gem in well, and well they should be, as they often “Diamonds Are Forever,” and the great Max View to a Kill” about being in town to buy a presumably the wind from the rushing are the most memorable characters in the race horse is typical of what a covert agent train you are holding onto, blows in your von Sydow is called in for “Never Say Never would do with an “intelligence target.” She face. Can you hang as long as Daniel Craig films. Naturally, steel-toothed Jaws (RichAgain,” an unauthorized, renegade Bond goes into detail about how a real spy would does in “Skyfall?” No? Then, it’s time to die, ard Kiel) from “The Spy Who Loved Me” offering featuring the reluctant return of Mr. Bond. and “Moonraker” has a rather expansive deepen the masquerade with even more Sean Connery. Rumor has it, Blofeld will be The self-guiding exhibit gives the visitor display. cunning duplicity. resurrected for the 2014 Bond film.) and guests ample time to quiz and quesThe exhibit has grander designs than There are other former real spies Ever wonder why a woman, played tion each other on their Bond favorites just generating movie trivia; there is a — careful to not reveal anything that’s by Dame Judi Dench, is “M,” the head of (but, please, just this once, let’s not bring sincere effort, and a successful one as far not declassified — who share their Bond the MI6 spy agency in “Skyfall” and other up who your favorite Bond is; let the bad as it can go, to put espionage into perspec- recent Bond films? moments, including Bob Baer, who was tive, as well as to suggest just how much undercover in Russia targeting larger-than- guys have their day for once). The character is modeled on Dame Is it Dr. No? Hugo Drax? Dr. Kananga? influence on the real world Ian Fleming’s life Soviet officers and was compelled, Stella Rimington, who was director general Blofeld? Le Chiffre? Elliot Carver? fictional character has had. For instance, in of the British Security Service (MI5), and is as part of his job, to drink vodka, heavily, Elliot Carver? Forgot him? The Interone video, Jonna Mendez, the former CIA then shoot machine guns after drinking, now on the board of the International Spy national Spy Museum didn’t: He was chief of disguise (she and her husband, and parachute out of airplanes with subMuseum. Tony, are the subjects of Ben Affleck’s sequent massive hangovers. He was never played by Jonathan Pryce in “Tomorrow She was at the press opening of the Never Dies,” and his big thing was keep“Argo”), says that after a new Bond movie sure, he says, if his parachute was going to exhibit, and we got to ask her a few quescame out, they’d get calls from case officers tions, the burning one being, “Would you open, a complication that’s part of the job. ing newspapers in business, which, to our mind, makes him the good guy — except in the field asking if they could actually do Visitors to the museum, including have ordered the kill shot that takes down for those stolen cruise missiles, of course. what Bond does in the movie. the youngest of them, who are taken into Bond in ‘Skyfall?’” (His quaint idea was to sell newspapers by The exhibit is segmented, seamlessly, in consideration in the exhibit, are invited “Never,” she said in a hushed tone. “It creating deadly wars, as if the world didn’t themed galleries such as “Cold War Power was a terrible mistake.” to enjoy their own “Bond moments” at six have enough already.) Plays” (bad guys who want to profit from interactive stations that test the would-be The secret is out.
The Anniston Star's Sunday Record for December 16, 2012.