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Civil Rights Icons in Nashville By A.J. Dugger III

There were a lot of Nashvillians making a difference during The Civil Rights Movement. Though she was born in Birmingham, AL, Catherine Burks-Brooks was a major contributor to the movement in Nashville. She was a Tennessee State University student when she became a volunteer for the Nashville Movement Freedom Ride. In 1961, she had a famous confrontation with Birmingham Public Safety Commissioner Bull Connor, who

Catherine Burks-Brooks

dropped Brooks and six of her friends off on the side of the road at the state line in the middle of the night. She stood up to him, saying, “We’ll be back by high noon.” Though she was unnerved and showed no fear against the racism that constantly surrounded her, there was one incident that startled her. She has a clear memory of the beginning of the siege of the First Baptist Church in Montgomery that same year. “I heard a rock hit the window. Some of us got up to look out the window and we got hit by more

rocks. That’s when a little fear came.” After leaving her legacy, Brooks made a living working as a teacher and social worker. She also owned a jewelry boutique and was an Avon cosmetics sales manager. Another Freedom Rider was John Lewis, who was honored by the Tennessee General Assembly in March 2011. Lewis, also from Alabama, organized Tennessee’s first lunch counter sit-in in Nashville. (He was 19 at the time). Today Lewis is the U.S. Representative for Civil Rights Continued on page 11A

Walter Holloway Looks Back at a Distinguished Career fighting crime, and helping his community. He fought the usual battles any Black determined to advance has to face, and he encountered some obstacles that are unique to police work. These include chasing felons and dodging bullets, as well as dealing with management scrutiny, going through the necessary minefields for promotions, and helping improve the city’s police image among AfricanAmericans. Walter Holloway amassed an admirable set of accomplishments over

By Ron Wynn

Both Nashville and its police department were very different when Walter Holloway began his tenure over 35 years ago. There were few Black officers and even fewer Blacks in positions of authority. The city was still the prototypical small Southern town, and the fact nearly 30 percent (28) of its population was Black meant little to its white majority. But Holloway was determined to make a difference, both in terms of

his lengthy time with the Nashville police department. These include being a Vice President and President of the Nashville chapter of the National Black Police Association (NBPA). Holloway eventually became President of the organization’s Eastern Region, and finally a National Vice Chairman. He’s received multiple awards, and been instrumental in seeing changes made that have helped get more Blacks hired by the DepartHolloway Continued on page 2A

Walter Holloway and his wife, Saletta

Female Law Firm Fights Tough Battles for Clients By A.J. Dugger III

In October, it will be 22 years since Lynda Jones started practicing law. Her law firm, “The Jones Law Group, PLLC, is an all-female multiracial company passionate about serving their clients. “We take care of our clients the way we take care of our children,” said Jones, founder of the firm. “When dept relief and a life after bankruptcy are your goals in Tenneseee, Davidson County and surrounding areas, I want to be the lawyer who helps you achieve them.” Jones is originally from Lima, Ohio. She has lived in Tennessee for the last 38 years. Lawyers Continued on page 11A

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l-r, Women of The Jones Law Group, Stephanie Lee, Phylanice Nash, Lynda Jones and Niki Harris

Top Ladies of Distinction Founder Honored at 90th Birthday Party

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Standing l-r, Eva Morris, Henrietta Hardin, Amelia Tucker Shaw, Edith Langster, Mary Walker, Pam Bright, Rosetta Miller Perry; seated l-r, Eleanor Bright, Gladys Lawrence, Carrie Hudson front, Nan Ruth Deaderick (Guest of honor)

NASHVILLE, TN — Over 200 family and friends from Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Nashville and around the country celebrated the 9 birthday of Nan Ruth Deadrick, a retired school teacher. The master of cere-

mony was her nephew, Leon A. Deadrick, Jr., opening ceremony, Reverend Dr. Judy D. Cummings, Senior Pastor, New Covenant Christian Church and giving the occasion was nephew Hubert Deaderick. Council

Publisher’s Great-Niece is Promising Golfer

l-r, Valerie Morato, Prof. Paula Johnson, Emily Quinlan

Members of the Cold Case Justice Initiative (CCJI) are guests this week on Take 10 on Tuesdays with the Tennessee Tribune. Tribune Social Media Director Jason Luntz talks with the CCJI about their work to solve racially-motivated murders committed during the Civil Rights era. They seek justice on behalf of the victims, their families, local communities, and society at large. The Syracuse University College of Law interdisciplinary project emphasizes this work as part of the social and professional responsibility of lawyers, legal educators, and law students. You can see the interview on Take 10 on Tuesdays at www.tntribune.com

Lauren Artis

UPPER MARLBORO, MD — On July 31 Lauren Artis, great-niece of Tribune Publisher Rosetta Miller Perry, participated in a junior golf tournament at the Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro Maryland, which is listed as the No. 2 Golf Course by Golf Week Magazine in the state. Lauren competed in the 10-11 age group for girls and came in first place, she shot a very

good nine hole round of 59 for her first victory of the year. Lauren also has been swimming almost daily since she was 4 years old. Members twelve years of age and older play 18-hole events, and all others like Lauren Artis play 9-hole events. She looks forward to obtaining a swimming and golf scholarship when she is ready for college.

Member, district 21, Edith Taylor-Langster issued a proclamation on behalf of Metro Council. She also shared a picture of Nan in the wedding of her mother Willa Taylor Birthday Continued on page 11A

INDEX Classifieds.................12A Editorial.....................4A Entertainment...........1B Health.........................4B Religion......................8B Sports.........................6B


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Walter Holloway with daughters, l-r, Teresa Jarrett, Felecia and Alicia Holloway

l-r, The Holloways with Representative Brenda Gilmore and husband, Harry Gilmore

l-r, Eugena Grayer and Walter Holloway

l-r, Simon Morrow, Allen Jackson, Walter Holloway and Melvin Payne

l-r, Leslie Seymore, Walter Holloway, Doris Byrd and Cora Williams

l-r, Cassandra Armstrong and Walter Holloway

l-r, Jeffrey Tharpe, Walter Holloway and Simon Morrow

l-r, Walter Holloway and Ada Thaxter

Marchon (left) and Cherum Lyons (right) with Walter Holloway

Holloway From page 1A ment, and streamlined and improved the system used for assignments, promotions and position changes. He battled to see unfair disciplinary actions overturned, and to ensure accountability and fairness. Holloway’s retirement was celebrated by family and friends at the Marriott

Nashville Airport Hotel July 6. The event was sponsored by his wife, former Councilwoman Saletta Holloway, and planned by Ms. Vicki McKissack. Special guest vocalist Ms. Allison Talley performed a pair of songs that elicited rousing audience response. The event was attended by three former National NBPA Presidents. These included the organization’s first female President Leslie Seymore of Omaha, Nebraska. Doris Byrd of Chicago, Illinois

and guest speaker Preston Gilstrap of Dallas, Texas also were guests. Local dignitaries included Representative Brenda Gilmore and her husband Harry, Pastors James Thomas and Judy Cummings of Nashville, and Eldon Tharpe of Camden, Tennessee, as well as retired Captain Samuel Williams and his wife retired Major Coria Williams from the Memphis Police Department. When asked why he chose being a po-

lice officer for a career, Holloway’s answer was a simple one. “I wanted to help out my community, and I felt that this would be a way to do that,” he said during an interview last week. “I was fascinated by police at an early age, and felt that this would be something I could do that could directly affect others positively. At that time there were so few Blacks in police work, Holloway Continued on page 15A

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Nashville Initiative for Men to Stop Violence Against Women/Girls NASHVILLE, TN — Nearly 400 community, religious and government leaders gathered at the Curb Event Center on Belmont University’s campus to start a very important conversation Wednesday morning. The YWCA is launching a multi-year initiative to engage men to reduce all violence against women and girls in Middle Tennessee. Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn shared the facts: Tennessee ranks third in the nation for the rate of women murdered by men; domestic violence accounts for more than 71 percent of all crimes against women in Tennessee; and in 2012, an act of domestic violence was reported every 21 minutes in Nashville. Both law enforcement leaders committed their support to the program. “We need to change the conversation from ‘Why doesn’t she leave?’ to ‘Why does society allow this to continue?’” said YWCA board member Peter Macdonald. The retired district judge from Kentucky is spearheading this initiative with fellow board member Tom Negri, Interim Director of Metro Human Relations Commission. Macdonald added, “We need everyone to learn the facts, know the resources and start the conversation. Good men are the missing piece and the key to stopping violence against women.” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean challenged the audience in a video message to get involved. “As Mayor and as a father of two daughters, I want Nashville to be the safest city in the country for women. And when we become the safest city in the country for women, we will also be the safest city for children – because the two go hand-in-hand.

l-r, Peter MacDonald, YWCA board member and Tom Negri, interim director of Metro Human Relations Commission accept the check for $40,000 from the Verizon Foundation that will help start the initiative

Once you understand the complexities involved, you can start talking about the issue and invite discussions at work and among friends and family. And when you start talking about the problem of domestic violence, you will add to the number of men who will feel compelled to become a part of the solution.”  The YWCA is working with the nationally recognized anti-violence organization, A CALL TO MEN and Co-Founder Tony Porter to engage the greater Nashville community. Outreach efforts will include hosting workshops and trainings for sports organizations, schools, colleges, churches and businesses. Individuals who want to receive updates on the Engaging Men initiative are urged to text the word “MEN” to the YWCA’s unique number: 31996. Numerous organizations are joining the YWCA as members of a coalition supporting the campaign, including, but not limited to: Conexión Américas, Hands on Nashville, Martha O’Bryan Center, Metro Nashville

Police Chief Steve Anderson

Police Department, Sexual Assault Center, TBI and You Have the Power. The Verizon Foundation is partnering with the YWCA on this initiative and presented Macdonald and Negri with a $40,000 check that will help kick off the project. The YWCA’s Engaging Men effort is closely aligned with Verizon’s strategy to engage and empower men to speak up and be part of the solution to end the violence. 

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LOCAL Laine Joins First Freedom LEBANON, TN — Alex Laine has joined First Freedom Bank in the credit administration department, announced John Lancaster, President and CEO of First Freedom Bank. Laine joined the bank through an internship program which gave him exposure to the Accounting department and the Credit Administration process. As a full-time employee, Laine has now been assigned to the Credit Administration department where he will assist the bank with credit analysis, documentation and portfolio management. “Alex Laine is a fine young man with a great accounting education and strong desire to learn the banking business. He is a great example of our ‘promote from within’ culture and we are very pleased to have him on our team,” said Lancaster.

Alex Laine

A graduate of Lebanon High School and life-time Lebanon resident, he is a 2011 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. He is an affiliate member of AICPA, and is currently studying for CPA licensure. Laine is a member of Westland United Methodist Church in Lebanon.

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NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE - TO BE EQUAL #33

BUSINESS EXCHANGE Trying to Get Paid

I” in 1999. The $2.3 billion settlement became “I’m on the grind, the largest in history. trying to make paper USDA is the federal stack up, and if I slip executive department and fall, then I get back responsible for develup.” – “Trying to Get oping and executing Paid.” – Paul Wall policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and Blacks need to develfood. The USDA repop a mindset that “it’s resents centuries of ractime to get paid!” If we ism toward Blacks and decide to go after what practices that have left is owed us, what better “payee” is there than them completely out of the United States DeWilliam Reed its loop of productive partment of Agriculprograms. ture (USDA)? When it Black America’s first entreprecomes to discrimination based on race; neurs now need “some help from their theft and appropriation of Blacks’ land; friends.” Black farmers have felt the and outright illegalities toward a particular race of people, the USDA is the heel of USDA officials for centuries. They tell stories of USDA officials – master culprit. If the George Zimmerman verdict especially local loan authorities in allmakes you feel violated, take a look White county committees in the South at the decades of proven racism and – spitting on them, throwing their loan discriminatory practices at USDA to- applications in the trash and illegally deward Black farmers. While Blacks’ at- nying them loans. But when the USDA’s tention and concern have been placed local offices did approve loans to Black elsewhere, an overall travesty has been farmers, they were often supervised, occurring for Blacks across America. farmers couldn’t spend the borrowed Years since President Obama signed a money without receiving item-by-item law compensating Black farmers for de- authorization from the USDA, or the cades of discrimination by federal agriagency paid them late. culture officials, the claims haven’t been It’s time for America to “pay the paid. Black farmers.” There is a long train of Racism and ethnic discrimination has been at the core of the American evidence that the USDA participated in fabric from the beginning. Despite the “systemic and planned and orchestrated political power Blacks have acquired, discrimination.” Although the U.S. govincluding that of POTUS, the case of the ernment never followed through on its Black farmers questions Blacks’ mea- promise to freed slaves of “40 acres and sure of political power and clout. a mule,” African Americans were able The latest voice in the matter, Missis- to establish a foothold in Southern agrisippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thomp- culture. Black land ownership peaked in son, says payments from a $1.2 billion 1910 when 218,000 African-American discrimination settlement should start farmers had ownership in 15 million going out to Black farmers soon. The settlement resolved a lawsuit the farm- acres of land. But, by 1992, those numers filed against the federal Department bers had dwindled to 2.3 million acres of Agriculture claiming officials denied held by 18,000 Blacks. Be it known by all, the USDA played them loans and other assistance because of their race. Congress approved the a lead role pushing Blacks off their land. settlement in 2010. Farmers originally In 1920, one out of seven U.S. farms were told payments would arrive by late was Black operated; by 1992, African2012. Thompson estimates about 18,000 Americans operated one out of every to 20,000 farmers, mostly in Mississippi 100 farms. It’s time that we help the and Alabama, will be eligible to receive Black farmers get their due. Start with payments in the case known as “Pigford letters to the White House and your II.’’ member of Congress demanding the The settlement Obama signed marked USDA uphold the contractual terms of the second round of payments for Black farmers. The first was a 1999 class-ac- the Pigford I and II cases and pony up tion settlement. The USDA denied Black Black farmers’ money. William Reed is publisher of “Who’s farmers equal access to farm loans and Who in Black Corporate America” assistance based solely on their race. The USDA settled the case brought by and available for projects via the BaiNorth Carolina farmer Timothy Pigford leyGroup.org and 400 other black farmers in “Pigford By William Reed

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IN MEMORY OF L.O.P. Perry M.D. 1923-2009 Publisher 1990-2009 Tennessee’s First Black Gastroenterologist

DISCLAIMER: The articles and thoughts expressed throughout this newspaper are the sole opinions of the individual author or group that expresses them and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Tennessee Tribune. We welcome comments from our readers. To send material for the editorial page be sure to include a name, your area of residence and if available, an e-mail where you can be contacted accompanying the material submitted. Please note, we maintain the right to edit for brevity and clarity. THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE.

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington why this is not simply a time of commemoration, but more importantly, a time of continuation. The “The hour is late. The National Urban League gap is widening. The was there in 1963, and rumbles of the drums we are still there in 2013. of discontent resoundWe are still determined to ing throughout this land continue America’s unfinare heard in all parts of ished march to freedom the world.” Whitney M. and to bring jobs, dignity, Young, Jr. at the 1963 economic empowerment March on Washington and justice to communities most in need. Fifty years ago, on AuA comprehensive gust 28, 1963, more than schedule of activities, Marc H. Morial 250,000 people gathered looking back and looking for the historic March on forward, has been planned Washington to demand jobs and freedom. by the National Urban League, Rev. Al The March was organized by a coalition of Sharpton of the National Action Network, civil rights, social justice and labor move- Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP, Melament leaders known as the “Big Six” – nie Campbell of the National Coalition on James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Black Civic Participation and others leadEquality (CORE); Dr. Martin Luther King, ing up to the August 24th 50th AnniverJr. of the Southern Christian Leadership sary March on Washington at the Lincoln Conference (SCLC); John Lewis, of the Memorial. Most notably, together with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Comthe Memorial Foundation led by Harry E. mittee (SNCC); A. Philip Randolph of Johnson, we are hosting the Drum Mathe Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; Roy Wilkins of the NAACP; and our own jors for Justice Celebration on August 23, Whitney M. Young, Jr. as President of the followed by an Urban League pre-March rally on August 24. National Urban League. Our activities will kick-off on August While that day is most remembered for 23 at 8:30am with a “Redeem the Dream Dr. King’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech, Whitney Young and a host of other Summit” at the Washington Grand Hyatt speakers took the podium to call for the Hotel, featuring civil rights legends, conpassage of long overdue civil rights legis- temporary leaders and members of the lation and to demand jobs, a living wage, public in dialogues about the legacy of the decent housing and quality education for March on Washington in the new era of all. As America prepares to mark the an- civil rights and how to chart the way forniversary of this watershed moment and in ward. A “Drum Majors for Justice Future the same spirit of unity and collaboration Leaders Celebration” will follow from 2-4 that Whitney Young brought to the 1963 pm at Washington’s Freedom Plaza. On March, the National Urban League will August 24th, Urban League leaders and again join with other leading civil rights supporters will gather at the Grand Hyatt organizations to mobilize citizens across at 5:30am for a brief program and rally bethe nation to gather in Washington, DC to fore parading together to the Lincoln Mecontinue to press for economic empower- morial for the 50th Anniversary March on Washington. ment and justice. We urge you to join us for this historic While much progress has been made in the last 50 years, in re-reading Whit- weekend of commemoration and continuney Young’s insightful 1963 speech, I was ation. As Whitney Young reminded us 50 disappointed by the fact that many of the years ago, “We must support the strong. problems he so passionately challenged us We must give courage to the timid. We to face back then, continue to plague us must remind the indifferent, and we must today -- growing income inequality, high warn the opposed. Civil rights which are unemployment, urban and rural poverty, God given and constitutionally guaranteed separate and unequal schools, health and are not negotiable.” For more information, visit http://drumcriminal justice disparities, even racebased barriers to the right to vote. That is majorsforjustice.com/ or www.nul.org. Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League

LETTERS TO EDITOR Dear Editor: The Missouri State Fair Commission may apologize for the actions of a rodeo clown who donned a Barack Obama mask during a performance at the fair in Sedalia. The announcer was identified as Mark Ficken, the announcer is the Bonnville R-1 School District superintendent of schools website and a site called RodeoAttitude.com, Ficken is the superintendent of schools. The rodeo announcer asked the spectators if they wanted to see the president run down by a bull. Another clown ran up and “started bobbling the lips on the mask and the people went crazy. There is only one thing that needs to be done here - Fire the Superintendent of Schools. He is a clown and should not be in any school system unless he is the janitor. He is a true Tea Party Racist who proudly carries his goverment social

security card in his wallet as he spews out hate about the government. He is too dumb to know that social security is government not private. If he wasn’t in the school system he wouldn’t have health insurance either. So he needs to be fired now. We have had enough disrespect for this president in Tennessee and the nation and it is time for this ignorant racism to stop. Will the students who attended the fair start disrespecting their African American and Hispanic classmates because the superintendent disrespected the President of the United States of America who happens to be half black? Born of a white mother, I think he is more white than Black. Peter James Clarksville, Tn 37042


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Fortress White America Nonprofit Success: More Than “Feel Good” Part Two of a two part interview

Success in business is not enough. In fact, nonprofit involvement –and giving – can be a greater “buzz” than continued business growth. “After becoming reasonably able to share, a person realizes that the buzz you get from sharing can be greater than the buzz you get from daily life in business. Ten percent growth year-after-year doesn’t always equal the buzz of giving ten percent to the community.” That’s the experience of Mike Bruns, founder of Comtrak Logistics, a national transportation and logistics company headquartered in Memphis. “The true donor misses the boat if they don’t get just as much back in their heart, meeting people and making friends,” Bruns continued. “Involvement brings satisfaction - it makes the donor feel good. I was chair of Youth Villages for so many years, and they did as much for me as I could ever do for the organization.” Youth Villages, also headquartered in Memphis, is a leading national nonprofit dedicated to providing the most effective local solutions to help emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. “Youth Villages grew as a result of a wonderful culture, incredible leadership team, and a management team that knew this was a business. Nonprofit is more than a feel-good. Many stall out because the person who started the organization didn’t surround themselves with good business people. At Youth Villages the leadership surrounded themselves with business people who helped them run the organization like a

business, but not at the expense of their passion. They serve 60,000 young people and they measure everything. ‘Feel good’ doesn’t last long if the business model doesn’t work.” That goes for the board as well. The biggest challenges Bruns has experienced arise when board members don’t know what is expected of them. “That has to be done on the front end. You can’t read a board manual to people. You need to explain their job description, financial expectations, and share with them why they were recruited. They have to become involved with the organization and passionate about it. Board members who are engaged and feel a part of something come to meetings. This solves the problem some boards have where they spend almost half their time worrying about the best time to get attendance. As board chair I focused on getting engagement. So many boards operate without engagement.” Bruns closed with his perspective on board members’ reluctance to fundraise. “When a board member is not prepared, and is not personally passionate, the gifts he solicits become a ‘trap’ wherein he now ‘owes’ an equal gift to the donor’s nonprofit of choice.” The solution: “Be prepared and sell the nonprofit on its merits; then people give to the organization and not to you. You then are free to make your gifts based on merit too.” Copyright 2013 – Mel and Pearl Shaw; Mel and Pearl Shaw are the authors of “Prerequisites for Fundraising Success.” They position nonprofits for fundraising success. Visit them at www.saadandshaw.com

Don’t Have Any White Friends, So What? By Demetria L. Lucas

Sometime last week, a poll was released by Reuters/Ipsos that found 40 percent of white Americans had no friends of color and 25 percent of people of color had no friends of a different race. Covering a broader circle of acquaintances to include co-workers as well as friends and relatives, the poll showed that 30 percent of Americans are not befriending others of a different race. That “news” spread quickly, with an emphasis on how so many white people didn’t have black friends. There were, of course, Paula Deen jokes and giggles about that elusive “black friend” that nonblack people always allude to when they’re denying they’re racist, and someone discovered a spoof site (I hope it’s a spoof site; you can never be too sure) called BlackFriendConnect, where white people can rent a black friend for the day. There was a delight in chiding this chunk of white folks for, intentionally or not, self-segregating. But even as I laughed and teased, I wondered, “Hold up; what’s really wrong with white people not having black friends?” Here’s the thing: I, like most of my friends, don’t have white friends. Asians, Indians and Hispanics? Yes, at least one of each. And not in a token “Here’s my differentrace friend; I have to say I have one” way, but more

like the “If you call me in the middle of the night, I will show up” way. I have black friends who represent the entire black Diaspora from South Africa to Haiti to Brazil to Alabama. But actual white friends, as in people I actually hang out with? No. Not a one. I’m not entirely sure why that is. It wasn’t planned. I never sat and decided “no white friends.” I don’t harbor any secret loathing for white people in general, or white women specifically. It just sort of happened. And maybe that’s strange, seeing as how I live in New York City, oft touted as the most diverse city in America. But my Brooklyn slice of life is as nonwhite as Lena Dunham’s Girls (also based in Brooklyn) is starkly white. From house parties and BBQs and weddings and Sunday service, pretty much everyone I invite out and interact with everywhere I go (except for work or other business endeavors) is black or “of color.” What might be even stranger is that I went to predominantly white schools and universities, and half of my jobs have been in predominantly

white workplaces. I’ve been cozy with several white people, but once the semester ended, graduation came or I got a new job, the classroom or cubicle “friendship” fell by the wayside. A year or so ago, I wrote about my unintentional, predominantly all-black world for Clutch magazine in a story called “All My Best Friends Are Black.” It was a celebration of black sisterhood, a way to scoff at the surprisingly widely held belief that black women don’t or can’t get along. Some readers received it that way. Others insisted that something was wrong because I didn’t have white friends, and I should go make some. The suggestion -- in essence, “tokenism,” whether it’s encouraging black people to have white friends or white people to pick up nonwhite friends just to say they have some -- is laughable. People -black, white, brown and all other colors -- should select their friends based on who they mesh with, period. I don’t want any token friends, and I certainly don’t want to be the token black friend for anybody else.

People opposed to immigration legislation currently in Congress gather at a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 15, 2013. AP Photo J. Scott Applewhite

By Richard Kim

Remember the days after the 2012 election when it looked like Republicans would finally be persuaded, if only by self-interest, to support immigration reform? Brit Hume of Fox News blamed Mitt Romney’s loss on his abysmal showing among Latinos and his “hardline position on immigration.” Hume’s colleague Sean Hannity came out in favor of a pathway to citizenship. “Yes, amnesty,” implored Charles Krauthammer. “Use the word.” That panicked counsel proved to be the high point of GOP minority-outreach efforts. In Congress, as immigration reform went from cheap talk to real legislation, the hard-liners circled the wagons, pressuring Speaker John Boehner into declaring the measure “dead on arrival.” Now Hannity is opposed to reform because he thinks “it won’t help the GOP in future elections,” and Hume calls his own argument “baloney,” contending that the Latino vote is “not nearly as important” as the white vote. This is an example of what psychologists call “adaptive preference formation,” or as Aesop allegorized in “The Fox and the Grapes”: if you can’t get something, convince yourself it wasn’t very good in the first place. The most insidious of these arguments—because it comes wrapped in the cool logic of charts lacking explicit racial animus—belongs to Sean Trende, an analyst with Real Clear Politics, who composed an influential four-part series purporting to show that Republicans can survive and indeed thrive as a de facto whites-only party. Simply by finding the 6 million “missing white voters” who sat out 2012, Republicans can roll Democrats in presidential elections 2016 to 2044 (sorry, Hillary!)—even in a worst-case scenario in which 90 percent of all minorities vote Democratic. As Ruy Teixeira and Alan Abramowitz point out at Think Progress, there’s a heavy dose of magical thinking in Trende’s math, which assumes a boost in turnout exclusively among whites instead of the electorate as a whole. Even more magical is Trende’s strategic advice to the GOP: court downscale, rural white voters by embracing the economic populism of Ross Perot, whose platform included higher taxes on the rich and universal healthcare. Good luck selling that to the Tea Party. For candor and a certain brute common sense, one must turn to Pat Buchanan, who starkly warns that the “demographic winter of white America” is nigh. His solution: “no amnesty, secure the border, enforce laws against businesses that hire illegals [sic], and impose a moratorium on new immigration.” And there you have a succinct blueprint for the construction of Fortress White America: evict as many brown people as legally possible; build a wall to keep out the rest. This has all delighted Democrats, who are savoring their schadenfreude. “Keep doing it…the Democrats love it!” quipped MSNBC’s Joy Reid, echoing Democratic chest-thumping after the 2012 election about how a “coalition of the ascendant” or an “Obama realignment” would secure a “permanent majority.” That might be plausible in terms

of upcoming presidential elections, but what this triumphalism misses, as Thomas Edsall has pointed out, is the success of the GOP whites-only strategy at the state and local levels, especially in the South—not to mention its disastrous consequences for real people. For the past two decades, the GOP has waged a crusade to redraw the political map so as to maximize the number of white voters in Republicanleaning districts, while lumping as many minority voters as possible into Democratic-leaning ones. The siege mentality is baked into the very DNA of the party, and it creates a perverse incentive structure in which only white voters matter. This precision racial gerrymandering has been frighteningly effective. In 2012, Democratic House candidates won 1.4 million more votes than Republicans, who nonetheless control 54 percent of the seats in that chamber. Similarly, while many Southern states have been getting bluer (and browner), Republicans have locked down Southern state legislatures by wildly disproportionate margins. In North Carolina, for example, registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 45 to 32 percent, and Mitt Romney squeaked out a two-point victory over Obama in 2012. Republicans, however, control the state Senate and House by almost 2-to-1 margins, their largest share ever. Please support our journalism. Get a digital subscription for just $9.50! And what have North Carolina Republicans done with this historic, veto-proof supermajority? They’ve cut unemployment benefits and Medicaid eligibility, gutted environmental regulations, and repealed the Earned Income Tax Credit and the 2009 Racial Justice Act, which allows death row prisoners to appeal their sentence if they can prove race was a factor in sentencing. If the GOP budget goes through, more programs will get the ax: early childhood education, pay for teachers and teachers’ aides, campaign financing, water safety, even the state income tax, which will be replaced by a regressive sales tax. Polling has shown that the majority of North Carolinians reject these measures, but enough voters who support them live in the white districts, where the GOP has retrenched. It’s a similar story in Texas, where a supermajority of Republicans has pushed through voter ID laws, rejected Medicaid expansion and cut school budgets. Yes, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis became famous for filibustering a bill that would in effect shut down the state’s abortion clinics, but the bill eventually passed, and its author, State Representative Jodie Laubenberg, hasn’t faced an opponent in the last three elections. Her district was drawn to be 67 percent white, a bleached electoral haven in a state that is majority-minority. One day, the ultimate victims of Republican efforts to build a whitesonly party may be the Republicans. But for now, it is women, gays, minorities and poor people who are being royally screwed. As the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman reminded us, there is nothing more dangerous than a white man standing his ground in his own castle.


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Mixing Hip-Hop and Chemistry

Tropicana Evansville Announces New Director

Tropicana Evansville is excited to introduce their new Director of Food & Beverage, Mr. Chuck Belanger. Mr. Belanger brings with him a wealth of experience in the casino resort industry from gaming properties around the country including New Jersey, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and the St. Louis, Missouri market most recently. He has a wide-ranging educational background, as well, from Cape Fear College in Wilmington, NC, the Rutgers University Masters Program, and The Wine School of the Four Seasons Hotel brand.

“Chuck Belanger will supervise all restaurant operations at Tropicana Evansville including Cavanaugh’s, Riverside Cookery, Max & Erma’s, Temptations Buffet, Diamond Deli, Riverview Coffee Company, Blush Ultralounge, Le Merigot Hotel Guest Room Service, and Catering Services. Chuck joins us at an exciting time as we prepare for renovations to some of our existing restaurants and the opening of a new sports bar and grill next to the new Boogie Nights nightclub in September.” says Tropicana Evansville General Manager, Ward Shaw.

Two Job Fairs Offering More Than 1200 Positions MIDDLE TENNESSEE — Looking for work? We know who’s hiring. The Goodwill Career Solutions will host more than 10 job fairs during the week of August 19. Two of those job fairs are highlighted below. The Goodwill Career Solutions center in Rivergate will host a job fair for two staffing agencies looking to fill approximately 900 positions in Middle Tennessee. Kelly Services is looking to fill 600 warehouse positions for a Sumner County company. Randstad is looking to

fill 300 production positions for a Robertson County company. Representative from both staffing agencies will be on site from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. JOB FAIR FOR RANDSTAD & KELLY SERVICES Tuesday, August 20 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Career Solutions 2101 Gallatin Pike, North Madison

The company is looking to fill more than 300 positions ranging from managers to sales associates. JOB FAIR FOR WALMART Wed., August 21 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Career Solutions, 1008 Nasdaq St., Spring Hill

Representatives will be on site and interviews are possible, so dress for success. Job The Goodwill Ca- candidates are encourreer Solutions center aged to bring resumes, in Spring Hill will host photo ID, and their a job fair from 10 a.m. Social Security card or until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Birth Certificate. August 21 for Walmart.

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NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – Olisa Menakaya hopes one day to teach high school science… more specifically chemistry. It is a subject he is passionate about, but knows sometimes students can struggle with the subject matter. Now, the graduate student at Tennessee State University has found a way to mix chemistry with hiphop to bridge the gap between science and music. “I’m excited to bring this fresh, new idea to the science and music community,” said Menakaya, who is pursuing a Master of Science degree in chemistry. “Music has been an influential outlet for me to share my experience and knowledge. I believe that my project would greatly benefit young children who have not been exposed to chemistry or have great difficulty with the subject.” During Menakaya’s high school and early college years, he was heavily exposed to hip-hop, and began performing freestyle rap with local Nashville and Atlanta artists. His soon-tobe-released CD, Life of A Black Chemist, infuses hiphop beats and high-energy lyrics. “My primary goal of the project is to create a CD set and educational video series focused on a variety of chemistry topics using upbeat and modern music,” added Menakaya. “As the demand for science education increases, this project aims to meet the growing need by providing creative and interactive learning tools catered toward students. Menakaya, who hails from Fort Worth, Texas, first launched the foundation of the project in a video competition when he attended the American Chemical Society conference in 2010, placing fourth

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in the competition. From there, he continued to expand his project outreach through social media and video sharing. Later that year, he received first place in the Innovation Taskforce video competition. “Since then, I have continued to post more videos online about chemistry for people in the field and the general public to view and share with others,” said Menakaya. Menakaya credits the creation of the album after he received second place in a business pitch competition during the National American Chemical Society Conference earlier this year. Combining his master’s thesis with fundamentals of chemistry fused into a musical album, Life of a Black Chemist: A Novel Method of Education and Entertainment Using Global Video Sharing, was born. “The accolades I have received have given me the

confidence and passion to continue to represent my school and subject as a young leader and educator,” said Menakaya. “This educational experience has opened my mind to what I can bring to the future as a chemist fueled with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.” The release of his debut CD on Aug. 20 is only the beginning for Menakaya. He is already working on a second album, A Master’s Thesis, and plans to publish a complimentary story in the book, Life of a Black Chemist: A Master’s Thesis. But his major plan is to become a teacher who is passionate about chemistry and encourage students to have fun while learning. “Overall, I hope these projects change how people view Chemistry, and to inspire the next generation to use science to positively impact our society.”

Belmont Named As One of ‘Best in Southeast’ NASHVILLE, TN — Belmont University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. Featured for the sixth consecutive year, Belmont is one of 138 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that posted today on the organization’s website. The 138 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Southeast” designations are located in 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Princeton Review also designated 226 colleges in the Northeast, 124 in the West, and 155 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 643 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges. Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publisher, said, “We’re pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees. We chose these as our ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take

into account what students at the schools reported to us. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists.” About The Princeton Review Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, MA. The Company has long been a leader in helping students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House, Inc. The Princeton Review delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S.A., Canada, and international franchises. The Company also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to provide students with college readiness, test preparation and career planning services.


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New Life Grad Takes on Role With Program By A.J. Dugger III

NASHVILLE, TN — Reginald Green is grateful for his new role as co-facilitator for Nashville’s New Life Program, an organization that helps fathers who are struggling financially, spiritually or emotionally. Green was one of the graduates from the first class of New Life graduates last year. Before enrolling in the program, Green was having a rough time. “I was self-employed as a barber for nine years,” he said. “When the economy failed, business started going down. I started losing customers. It cut my client list in half. Most of my colleagues wound up being laid off or moving way. I started getting behind in child support and they suspended my license.” Shortly after his license was suspended, Green saw a posting promoting The New Life Program on Facebook. The program hadn’t started yet, but Green got in touch with Robert Taylor, the founder of New Life. “He told me I was the first person to call,” Green remembered. With Taylor’s help, Green got his license reinstated. “I started attending the program and it opened up doors for me to move forward. Every-

Reginald Green (center) credits The New Life Program for allowing him to spend more time with his children

thing just kept falling into place. ” As things progressed, Green became passionate about seeing so many fathers doing their best to improve their lives. “I grew up without my father in my life,” he said. “I was 30 years old when I reunited with my dad. Growing up, I never wanted my children to feel like I did.” Green became more and more involved with New Life. “Every time there was a function, I was always willing to help. There are a lot of fathers out here that fall between the tracks and need help.” Taylor and the rest of his staff took note of Green’s enthu-

siasm and asked him to become a co-facilitator, a role he has held for four months. Green helps teach the workshop classes. “I’m trying to get everyone to see the greater good of this program,” said Green. “It impacted my life. I’m able to spend more quality time with my kids and have that quality one-on-one time with them.” Green has five children. He married in July and a sixth child (a stepdaughter) has become a new addition to his family. For more information on The New Life Program, call (615) 340-8989.

Nashville Adjunct Instructor Co-Invents Beat Thang

NASHVILLE, TN — Reavis Mitchell, an adjunct instructor at the Nashville campus of creative media education college SAE Institute, is a co-inventor of Beat Thang, a portable tactile drum computer. Beat Thang is available in 300 U.S. retail locations as well as stores in 30 countries. “Our company, BKE, knew that there was demand for a versatile studio solution like Beat Thang among artists, songwriters, engineers, and producers in all music genres, and that the major manufacturers of digital audio workstations weren’t serving this need,” says Mitchell, a Nashville native. “Our products are made by musicians with the unique needs of our fellow musicians in mind, and we’re thrilled to be able to deliver exactly what the marketplace is looking for.” Mitchell’s work in the music business dates back to the early 90s when he was a producer for Nashville-based R&B groups. He also has an extensive background in computer science, including a degree at Tennessee State University and work for the U.S. Department of the Interior on technology for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Army. Com-

Reavis Mitchell

bining both areas of expertise, he helped to launch BKE in 2008 with collaboration from veteran producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Jane’s Addiction, The Deftones) and support from Nashville-based venture capitalist David Crabtree. Since hitting the market, BKE’s music technology solutions have been used by a variety of today’s top producers, including Grammy winners Tricky Stewart, Dallas Austin, India Arie, OutKast, and will.i.am. Along with being the Chief Technology Officer at BKE, Mitchell has also been an adjunct faculty member for the past 6

years at the Nashville campus of SAE Institute, which was recently cited as being the best audio recording/engineering school in America by Vibe Magazine. “Students in SAE’s audio technology program benefit from smaller class sizes and more hands on experience than I’ve seen in the audio engineering programs of other schools,” says Mitchell. “Another advantage that SAE offers is that fact that so many of the faculty members are musicians, producers, and entrepreneurs, which allows students to learn their craft from those who are successfully making a living at it.”

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Joelle Phillips Named President of AT&T TN NASHVILLE, TN —AT&T announced that Joelle Phillips has been named president of AT&T Tennessee. Phillips most recently served as general attorney for AT&T Tennessee. Former AT&T Tennessee President Gregg Morton has been appointed President of AT&T Southeast Region with leadership responsibility for Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina and Louisiana. “We know that Joelle will do a great job in her new position,” said Gregg Morton, President, AT&T Southeast Region. “She has been a central part of the leadership team in Tennessee for some time and will continue and enhance our work to bring innovative new technology to our customers across the state.” As president of AT&T Tennessee, Phillips will work closely with community and business leaders, elected officials and others at AT&T to continue to bring advanced communications technologies, including mobile 4G LTE and other broadband services, to consumers and businesses. “I am honored for this opportunity and look forward to leading our great AT&T team in Tennessee,” Phillips said. “We are off to a great start on Project VIP, an initiative to significantly expand and enhance our wireless and wired broadband services to more Tennesseans in order to deliver the advanced services consumers and businesses demand. Our company and our employees have been a

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part of local communities in Tennessee since 1879 and I look forward to continuing our legacy of investment, job creation, innovation and community engagement.” Phillips is a 12-year veteran of AT&T and its predecessor companies. Beginning her career in the legal department, she moved through positions of increasing responsibility at the state and regional level. She was recently recognized by the Nashville Business Journal’s peer-selected “Best of the Bar” awards for Corporate Counsel and in 2008 was recognized for her work in Telecommunications. In addition to her responsibilities in the company, Phillips has also been very involved in community and charitable activities. Ms. Phillips holds a Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Birmingham-Southern College. She is married to Brant Phillips, a partner with Bass, Berry and Sims Law Firm, and they reside in Nashville.


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EDUCATION Libscomb Offering Free Legal Clinic NASHVILLE, TN — The Lipscomb University Institute for Law, Justice and Society is hosting a free legal advice clinic on Thursday, Aug. 22, in Lipscomb University’s Swang Chapel in the Ezell Center, at 5:30-8:30 p.m. for anyone with a legal question or involvement in a simple legal matte. No one will be turned away based on their income. Six volunteer attorneys will be available to meet with clients and discuss legal problems, answer questions, explain legal rights or review legal documents. The public can come to the clinic with questions on immigration, conflict disputes, debt issues, inheritance or tax issues, or any other type of simple legal matter.

Clients should bring any papers that deal with the problem. Lawyers may only have 10 to 15 minutes to talk to each person. They will not be available to take on cases presented by clients at the clinic, and they won’t be able to go to court with clients from the clinic. Free parking is available on campus, and the Lipscomb University campus has a Metro bus stop on Belmont Boulevard, at the softball field entrance adjacent to the Ezell Center. CONTACT for the PUBLIC: Randy Spivey, Director of the Institute for Law, Justice and Society, 615.966.2503 randy. spivey@lipscomb.edu

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University Gives Back to Community During Fall Day of Service August 24 NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – More than 80 years ago, Laura M. Averitte penned the moving words to the alma mater of Tennessee State University, stating that, “…by the Cumberland’s fertile shore stands a school for greater service,” a tradition the University continues to honor today. On Saturday, Aug. 24, TSU will continue the tradition of service as they partner with Hands on Nashville in an act of giving back to a community that has embraced the University for more than 100 years when students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members take part in the annual 2013 Fall Service Learning Day. During the day, the University will see volunteers from throughout the campus pitch in at more than eight different organizations that help needy, hungry and homeless people in the Greater Nashville area. Volunteers will not only help at the University, but also Second Harvest Food Bank, Hands On Nashville Farm, Good Food for Good People, Earth Matters and Cumberland River Compact. “We’re shooting for 600 participants, and we’re well on our way,” said Dr. Linda Guthrie, acting director of the Center for Service Learning, noting that 159 volunteers have already pre-registered. “We have a rich tradition of service at the University and try to instill in

Tennessee State University students Joteshia Medaries and Amber Jones worked to improve the campus of Caldwell Elementary during a recent TSU Service Day. The University will hold this year’s annual Fall Service Learning Day Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo by John Cross, TSU Media Relations)

our students an ethic of caring and a sense of responsibility for making our world a better place. We have a lot of students, especially freshman, interested so far, but we want to engage as much of the University community as possible, and there are still plenty of spots left for those who want to serve that day.” The service-day event takes place from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers will gather at the Gentry Center for transportation to area work sites, departing at 8:30 a.m. and returning by noon. TSU officials encourage volunteers and students who are required to complete service learning hours are encouraged to sign up at www.hon.org/tsu. Use invitation code TSU to view the project descriptions and to volunteer.

Service learning and community service is nothing new to the students, faculty and staff at the University. According to the Center for Service Learning, TSU offered 93 service-learning courses last year, while more than 2,000 students performed 20,000 community service hours at an estimated value of $400,000. Just recently, TSU was named for the fifth year in a row to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. For more information, contact Marc Anthony Peek at 615.498.5124 or marcanthony@hon.org

MTSU Commencement to Include Distinguished Guests MURFREESBORO — Three Middle Tennessee State University alumni will be recognized as respective Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Achievement recipients during Summer Commencement ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 17. Maria Salas of Nashville and the late Dr. Larry Needham will be honored by the National Alumni Association as 201213 Distinguished Alumni, and Deanna Meador of Gallatin, Tenn., will be saluted as the 2012-13 Young Alumni Achievement honoree during graduation ceremonies that will begin at 10 a.m. in Murphy Center. The family of Needham, a member of the class of 1968 and who passed away in October 2010, will accept his Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement. His wife, Doris, and their son, Lance, are among family members planning to attend. Salas, a member of the class of ’85, will be bestowed the Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to Community. Meador, who was a member of the class of ’04, will be presented the Young Alumni Achievement Award. The three recipients also were recog-

Dr. Larry Needham

nized during Homecoming 2012 activities last October. “We are delighted to have our Distinguished Alumni and families back on campus to be honored at graduation,” Alumni Relations director Ginger Freeman said. “It is such an incredible time to allow the most recent graduates the opportunity to see what their predecessors have accomplished and give them an honor to strive for. Our Distinguished Alumni are such an amazing representation of what it

considered one of the pre-eminent human exposure assessment experts in the field. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. Salas, who owns her own bankruptcy law firm, is a former Lady Raider basketball player. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the College of Mass Communication. A practicing attorney for more than 20 years, she devotes much of her time to public service. She has a daughter, Owen, 8. Because of a prior commitment, Salas will not be able to attend. l-r, Deanna Meador (’04) and Maria Salas Meador, a first-generation college stu(’85) are the respective MTSU Young Alumni dent in her family, graduated with a bachAchievement and Distinguished Alumni in Service to Community recipients for 2012elor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. 13. They will be recognized during Summer She coordinated two grant-funded mulCommencement ceremonies Aug. 17 in the timillion-dollar, grant-funded research Murphy Center. (MTSU file photo by Andy Heidt/Creative and Visual Services) projects at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Research Institute. Meador was promoted to program manager for the research instimeans to be True Blue.” Needham, who was living in Lilburn, tute on July 1. She and her husband, Jason, Ga., at the time of his death, was a re- have two children, Logan 11, and Hayden, nowned chemist. He spent 34 years work- 4. The Lafayette, Tenn., native volunteers ing for the Centers for Disease Control with children in foster care in Tennessee. and Prevention in Atlanta. Needham was

Five MTSU Grad Students Take Science on the Road to Chile ing and mathematics. Vick, who conducts DNA research, said he hopes to meet with his international research partner “to set up a collaboration there. With the schools, they do more advanced study. I’ll be working with seniors, but will not be doing DNA manipulation until they are equipped to handle the concept.” While all the students had a two-week crash course in Spanish through associate professor Shelley Thomas’ Center for

l-r, Eric Vick of Nashville, Rachel Lytle of Brentwood, Nicholas Chamberlain of Franklin, biology professor Anthony Farone, grant coordinator Karen Case and Ashley Cole and Corbett Ouellette of Murfreesboro are part of a two-week trip to Chile in an international exchange of science ideas. (Photo by MTSU News and Media Relations)

MURFREESBORO — Bound for Chile in South America and joined in Miami, Fla., by two University of Puerto Rico grad students, they will work with students at two Santiago high schools for one week and fellow researchers at the University of Santiago the next, said biology professor Anthony Farone, who will accompany them on the trip. The group left Aug. 9 from Nashville International Airport. The venture is part of a National Science Foundation-sponsored GK-12 grant that sends the grad students to teach and perform research in Davidson and Rutherford county high school

classrooms. As an added component in the final year of the grant, NSF provided $65,000 for MTSU to take it to an international level. “Our GK-12 Fellows (grad students) will be teaching and observing science,” said Farone, who will be joined on the trip by MTSU’s Karen Case, who coordinates the grant, and Hillwood High School teacher Rey Mora. While in Chile, they will visit three biotech companies and visit the U.S. Embassy for a panel discussion with Chilean scientists on “our project in STEM education,” Farone said. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineer-

Accelerated Language Acquisition, Lytle had had four years of the language at Father Ryan High School in Nashville and said she will be “kind of an interpreter.” Carmichael said he wants to see how the University of Santiago research lab is set up and managed “compared to how we do it at MTSU.” Farone, who served as the co-leader of the project along with his wife, Mary, an associate professor in biology, said the trip “is a big endeavor.”


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Strengthening the Middle Class for African Americans WASHINGTON, DC — It wasn’t that long ago that our housing market was in a free-fall – in fact, most of us know somebody in our family or circle of friends who was in danger of losing a home, were foreclosed on, or who had to do a short sale on their property. In the African American community, those impacts were extremely painful. From 2005 to 2009, inflation-adjusted median wealth fell by 53% among black households. African American families also took on more unsecured debt during the economic downturn, with the median level rising by 27%; and, the percentage of homeownership decreased between 2005 and 2011 from 46% to 43%. Today, the housing market is recovering, and we have come a long way thanks the leadership of President Obama. Shortly after taking office, the President took immediate action to stabilize our housing market and protect the middle class. Thanks to programs like the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) (and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), we have been able to work with millions of middle class families to help them stay in their homes, save money on their mortgages, and turn their communities around. HUD

has also invested $7 billion through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to increase affordable housing and stabilize neighborhoods hardest hit by foreclosures, many of which are neighborhoods of color. Since the President took office in 2009, more than 353,000 African American households have purchased a home using a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) guaranteed mortgage, and over 205,000 thousand have refinanced, in many cases dramatically reducing their monthly payment or getting out of a risky adjustable rate loan. To build on this progress, yesterday, the President Obama laid out his ideas to help more responsible homeowners refinance, to cut red tape, to help the hardest hit communities rebuild, and to ensure those who rent have decent and affordable options. The President made clear that going back to the same bubble-and-bust housing system that caused the financial crisis is not acceptable. We need a rock-solid foundation for financing homeownership with a bigger role for the private sector, where taxpayers aren’t on the hook for the irresponsible behavior or bad decisions of financial institutions. He also declared that it is time we finally put an

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end to the era where Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could expect a bailout for risky behavior in pursuit of profits. Finally, he announced an initiative through FHA , which would give well-qualified Americans who lost their jobs during the crisis a fair chance to get a loan if they’ve worked hard to repair their credit and meet all the requirements for a loan insured by FHA. Though we’ve made progress there is still a lot more work to do. Several months ago, President Obama nominated Congressman Mel Watt, who has served as the House Financial Services and Judiciary Committee for over

twenty years. A distinguished member of Congress and the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Watt has a proven track record of fighting against predatory mortgage lending and protecting consumers from financially abusive practices. His confirmation would provide certainty and strong leadership at FHFA while it plays a critical role in winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and bringing back private capital toward a safer housing finance system. As we continue to provide a better bargain for the Middle Class, we must also move forward a leader like Mel Watt, who has bipartisan support, and dedicated his life to creating ladders of opportunity for families from all communities. The President understands that homeownership is an important ladder of opportunity into the middle class, and the equity in a home is often the way that many families put their children through college, retire, or even open a small business. The President’s proposals announced today, along with the work being done at HUD, will help build on the progress we’ve made over the last four years. Together, we can make owning a home a symbol of responsibility and a source of security for generations to come.

Obama to Honor Sixteen for Presidential Medal of Freedom WASHINGTON, DC — President Barack Obama named sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House later this year. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Executive Order signed by President John F. Kennedy establishing the

Presidential Medal of Freedom, as well as the first ceremony bestowing the honor on an inaugural class of 31 recipients. Since that time, more than 500 exceptional individuals from all corners of society have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Obama said, “The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours. This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world. It will be my honor to present them with

a token of our nation’s gratitude.” The following individuals will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom: Ernie Banks, Ben Bradlee, former President Bill Clinton, Daniel Iouye (posthumous), Daniel Kahneman, Richard Lugar, Loretta Lynn, Mario Molina, Sally Ride (posthumous), Bayard Rustin (posthumous), Arturo Sandoval, Dean Smith, Gloria Steinem, Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian, Patricia Wald and Oprah Winfrey.


10A The Tennessee Tribune

TRAVEL

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 - 21, 2013

Nashville to Montreal

Visiting Little Italy, Rue St. Denis, McGill University, Chinese Garden, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, McCord Museum

Montreal’s cool cultural festivals

Edwina Hefner and Roseeta Miller Perry at House of Jazz in Montreal, Canada. The House of Jazz is a Montreal landmark of entertainment, cuisine, and history. The House of Jazz was built by French Montrealer Georges Durst.

Tribal gyrating in Montreal

House of Jazz , l-r, Edwina Henfner, Eddie and Margie Southard, Austin, Texas

Black youth performing hip-hop dancing

A scenic view in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tribal gyrating moving to the beat of many drums

The interior of the Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec, Canada


THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 - 21, 2013

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. waves to the crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial before the speeches began during the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.

lip Randolph, Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins and James Farmer, Lewis was recognized as one of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963. He also helped plan the March on Washington in 1963 where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr delivered his famous, “I Have A Dream” speech. Another Civil Rights Activist available at that historic march was Will Campbell, one of the most notable white leaders for change. Throughout his life, Campbell stuck to his principals, even stepping down as the director of religious life at the University of Mississippi in 1956 because of the hostility he faced for wanting integration. Campbell was the only white person present when the Southern Christian Leadership

Conference was founded by King. He was also one of the four people to escort the African American students who integrated the Little Rock, Arkansas public schools. Campbell also opposed the Vietnam War, abortion, and the death penalty. He was also an author and conducted house church services at his home in Mt. Juliet during his twilight years. He suffered a stroke in May 2011 and died in Nashville last June at the age of 88. “I’ve lived here my whole life,” said Emily Johnson, a Nashville native and grandmother of nine. “I witnessed a lot of changes here. Let’s just say that Nashville is a much better place to live today than it was 60 years ago. Not just for African Americans, but for everyone.”

she is. “Whatever your problem is — foreclosure, repossession wage garnishment, creditor She is also the founding harassment — I look member of a non-profit forward to discussing organization called The solutions to it. I can help Neighborhood Compas- you put bankruptcy and sion Center. The four debt issues in a broader women at The Jones Law perspective, giving you Group are hard-working the tools you need to put and ready for all chal- your financial life on a lenges. “There are 13 more solid foundation. children between us,” Along the way, I work said Jones. “We’ve got to hard to take the fear and do it all-- we are mothers, embarrassment out of daughters fighters, inno- bankruptcy for you. The vators, and advisors who most important message provide legal service in I can give to any client is the middle Tennessee this: ‘You are going to be area.” okay.’” Though the firm’s ofThroughout her caficial name is The Jones reer, Jones has been honLaw Group, PLLC, they ored with many awards. are also refered to as In 2006, she won the “The Lynda Jones Law Cable Promote Women Group” to avoid confu- Award. “I always hire sion with other firms women and mentor them with the name “Jones.” and young girls. I believe One of the specialities of in trying to empower the firm is that they often women as much as poshelp underdogs achieve sible. I was honored to victory. “We represent receive that award.” Not a lot of ‘David versus long afterward, she won Goliath’ types of cases,” the Nashville Buisness said Jones. “I am usually Journal “Best Of The litigating against insur- Bar” Award. In 2010, she ance companies.” On became the Midsouth the firm’s website, Jones Super Lawyer. In 2013, stretched how serious she was a nominee for

the Athena Award. “It’s a thrill just to be nominated,” said Jones. “There’s all these different women’s groups. Each group nominates one member for that award. It meant that the people wanted me to represent the entire organization.” Helping people is something that Jones sets out to achieve each day. “We are here to help people. That’s what we all live for. We hope that people are flattered when they come to us to help. We’re very community friendly and walk-in friendly,” said Jones. “You can walk in and schedule an appointment. We have a front porch with a comfy sofa. We’ve got tea and we’ve got coffee. Come on in!” In her spare time, Jones raises money to help the community. She says she wants to help make it a better place for everyone. The Lynda Jones Law Group is open on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 pm. The office is located at 343 Harrison Street. (615) 983-4500 www.joneslawgrouppllc.com

Civil Rights From page 1A Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, a position he has served since 1987. He is also the Dean of The Georgia Congressional Delegation, and has credited Nashville with “Making me the person I am today.” In February 2011, he received The Presidential Medal of Freedom. Lewis joined The Freedom Riders in 1960, becoming one of the original members. The Freedom Riders were a group of six blacks and seven whites who drove from Washington, D.C. to New New Orleans together. This was frowned upon in certain states because it was against the law for white and black riders to sit next to each other during public transportation. Along with A. Phil-

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Lynch Retires After 45 Years With Metro NASHVILLE, TN — Mayor Karl Dean today announced that longtime Metro employee John W. “Billy” Lynch, who currently serves as interim fire chief, is retiring this month after 45 years in various roles working for six mayors. The Nashville native has served as director of Metro Public Works, director of Human Resources and chief deputy sheriff, as well as a previous stint as interim fire chief. Mayor Dean also announced that Metro Fire Assistant Chief Richard T. “Rick” White will be elevated to interim fire chief. White has worked at the department for 35 years, beginning in 1978 as a firefighter and rising through the ranks until being named assistant chief in 2003. “Billy loves Nashville and the people who live here, and our city is fortunate to have had such a dedicated public servant work in so many areas of our Metro government,” Mayor Dean said. “He has helped make several of our departments more efficient and effective and leaves behind many Metro employees inspired by his commitment to public service. All Billy has ever wanted to do was serve the people of Nashville, and he has done so in a way that has made me and five mayors before me very proud.” Lynch has served as interim fire chief since April, 2012. He will continue to serve in a parttime role as a special advisor to Mayor Dean and assist with the Fire Department, Public Works and other special projects. Mayor Dean was joined by Lynch and White in a news conference at the Mayor’s Office today. “This city means the world to me,” Lynch said. “As a native Nashvillian, I take enormous pride in the incredible growth and progress that Nashville has made. Serving the citizens of this great

Birthday From page 1A and the late Wallace Taylor. Tributes included, Thomas Ray, former coworker, Bena MurphyHarris, former student, and Ernestine Foster, friend/church member. From Baltimore, niece Debora Brockington

city has been my life’s work, and I will always be grateful to have been given this opportunity by Nashville’s mayors. Nashville has been fortunate to have had outstanding and dedicated leaders, and from my experience working at four different Metro agencies, our employees are also the best.” Lynch began working for Metro in 1968 in the Human Resources Department, and, at the age of 25, became the youngest assistant director of any Metro department. After obtaining a master’s degree in criminal justice from Middle Tennessee State University, he was appointed chief deputy sheriff in 1979. In 1987, he returned to the Human Resources Department to serve as director. Lynch was appointed interim fire chief from 2000 to 2001, and then returned as director of Human Resources, where he oversaw the merger of the Benefit Board and the Human Resources Department. He was appointed director of Public Works in 2002, and continued in that position under Mayor Karl Dean. After the 2010 floods, Lynch and the staff at Public Works organized and directed the massive cleanup of the city in less than 30 days. Also during his 10 years overseeing Public Works, the department redeveloped Church Street and Deaderick Street, built a new bridge over Demonbreun Street and began the massive effort of extending Korean Veterans Boulevard on the south side

of the Music City Center. He also took on the challenge of updating the city’s Solid Waste Code, the first major update to occur since the creation of Metro. As interim fire chief, Lynch has overseen a comprehensive audit of upper level management practices and the expansion of ambulance coverage by reorganizing existing staff. White is a Nashville native who worked ten years as a firefighter before moving on to roles as a fire engineer, fire instructor, captain of the Hazardous Materials Team, district chief of special operations and assistant chief of the Urban Search and Rescue Team. “With 35 years at Metro Fire, Chief White has immense experience and knowledge about the department and our city,” Mayor Dean said. “Keeping our citizens safe is one of my top priorities, and I am confident that Nashville families will be well served by Chief White’s leadership.” White is a master trainer on hazardous materials with the International Association of Firefighters. At Metro Fire, he has overseen implementation of audit recommendations to enhance fire and medical responses. He has a political science degree from Middle Tennessee State University and an Associate’s of Science degree in fire protection technology from Tennessee State University. He graduated from Glencliff High School in 1973. “Our task is to provide the best possible services to the people of Nashville, a great responsibility that I am honored to undertake,” White said. “I want to thank Mayor Dean and Chief Lynch for the confidence they have shown in me. Nashville is a great city, and protecting the lives, property and environment of all its citizens is a job worthy of our greatest efforts.”

sang a moving inspirational song to Aunt Nan. Family tributes included nephew, Thomas “Cookie” Deaderick, niece Connie Kendall, nephew Henry Deaderick, Jr., and great-nephew Abraham Cromartie VI. The family and friends enjoyed a PowerPoint presentation by niece-in-law Marquen-

tas Smith Deaderick, in which revealed the life of a lady loved by family and friends. All of the great and great-great-nieces and nephews presented a rose to Ms. Nan. The program closed with everyone singing “Happy Birthday” and a closing prayer by Nan’s nephew, James T. Deaderick.

John W. “Billy” Lynch

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Nan, 3rd from the left, bride Willa Taylor, (mother of Council Representative Edith Taylor Langsters), 2nd from right is her late father, Wallace Taylor


12A The Tennessee Tribune NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated October 19, 2009, executed by KENNETH BARNES AND TONYA BARNES, conveying certain real property therein described to CHARLES PATRICK FLYNN, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded October 27, 2009, at Instrument Number 20091027-0098987 (modified at instrument number 20121016-0094701); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO-WIT: LOT NO. 16 ON THE FINAL PLAT, PHASE I, NOCTURNE FOREST, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 7900, PAGE 21, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO TONYA BARNES AND HUSBAND, KENNETH BARNES, BY WARRANTY DEED FROM CUMBERLAND BUILDERS, INC., DATED 10/5/99 AND RECORDED 10/21/99 IN BOOK 11711, PAGE 502, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL ZONING REGULATIONS, BUILDING RESTRICTIONS, SETBACK LINES, IF ANY, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES APPLICABLE TO THIS PROPERTY. TAXES FOR THE CURRENT YEAR HAVE BEEN PRORATED AND ARE ASSUMED BY THE GRANTEE(S) HEREIN. Parcel ID: 70-3A-16.00CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 816 W NOCTURNE DR, NASHVILLE, TN 37207. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): KENNETH BARNES AND TONYA BARNES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., (“MERS”), acting solely as a nominee for NVR MORTGAGE FINANCE, INC. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #56428 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 30, 2005, executed by DAVID HILAND, conveying certain real property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded October 4, 2005, at Instrument Number 20051004-0119646; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-16 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 9 ON THE PLAN OF GRIDIRON HEIGHTS OF RECORD IN BOOK 2230, PAGE 37, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE GRANTORS BY DEED WHICH IS BEING PLACED OF RECORD BY INSTRUMENT NO. 200510040119645 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. Parcel ID: 042-120-017.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 204 WALKER TERRACE, MADISON, TN 37115. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): DAVID HILAND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: RBS CITIZENS, N.A., U.S. COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #56457 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, HAMILTON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Jeanette Frances Boyd and John Boyd, II to Transcontinental Title, Trustee dated February 12, 2000 in the amount of $108,500.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 2000021800161, Deed Book GI 5540, Page 27-33, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I Trust 2004-BO1 by assignment; and, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I Trust 2004-BO1, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 22, 2013 commencing at 11:30am at the Walnut Street side of the Courthouse steps, Hamilton County Courthouse, Chattanooga, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Lot Fifty-Three (53), Williamsburg Estates, Unit Two (2), as shown by plat recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 55, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Amsouth Bank, by Trustees Deed from Thomas S. Kale, Trustee dated December 20, 1999, and recorded January 7, 2000 in Book 5515, Page 578, Registers Office for Hamilton County, Tennessee. Parcel ID No.: 159C-A-01606000 Map & Parcel No.: 159C-A-01606-000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8642 Surry Circle, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 CURRENT OWNER(S): John Boyd, II SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: Midland Credit Management, Inc. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Internal Revenue Service This sale is also subject to the right of redemption by the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF U.S. TREASURY, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7425(d)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in:Book9353 Page 943; Book 9962 Page 875 Notice of the sale has been given to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 7425(b). All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the

sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 08-02827 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013, and 08/15/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #56461 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 13, 2007, executed by VICTOR G. WATKINS, conveying certain real property therein described to ReconTrust Company, N.A., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 26, 2007, at Instrument Number 200707260089024; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-12 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 86 ON THE PLAN OF CALHOUN`S SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 20, 21, AND 22 OF THE W B LEWIS PLAN, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 57, PAGE 92, REGISTER`S OFFICE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SAID LOTS ADJOIN AND FRONT 50 FEET EACH ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF CALHOUN AVENUE AND RUN BACK BETWEEN PARALLEL LINES 170 FEET TO AN ALLEY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO VICTOR WATKINS BY DEED FROM VICTOR G WATKINS, MARK E WATKINS, SHERROD E. WATKINS, JERRY W. YEARGIN AND WILLIAM H. BARTON OF RECORD AS INSTRUMENT # 200707260089022, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 094-13-0093 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 745 Calhoun Avenue, Nashville, TN 37210. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): VICTOR G. WATKINS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: METRO CODES # 824 The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #56472 201308-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Jose Javier Semidei to John T. McMahan, Trustee dated June 4, 2005 in the amount of $102,491.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20050616-0068796, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC by assignment; and, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 22, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: All that parcel of land in Davidson County, State of Tennessee, as more fully described in Deed Inst.# 200412170149945, ID# 23.00-74, being known as designated as: Lying in the 10th Civil District of said County and State, being a part of Lot No. 5 on the Plan of Partition of the land of John Cummings, Deceased, and described partially according to a survey by T.R. Sanford, May 11, 1957, as follows: Beginning at a spike in the center of Lickton Pike in the center of a Culvert Crossing said Pike, being Mrs. E.M. Gailbraith, Sr.s Northwest corner; thence with the center of said Pike, North 8 degrees 30 minutes East 100 feet to a point; thence leaving said Pike, Easterly 335 feet more or less, to a point in the center of Whites Creek; thence with the same, Southerly 100 feet to an iron pin, Gailbraiths Northeast corner; thence with her Northerly line and along the center of a drain, North 79 degrees 19 minutes West, 332.4 feet to the point of beginning. By Fee Simple Deed from Shelby Jean Semidei as set forth in Inst.# 200412170149945 dated 09/08/2004 and recorded 12/17/2004, Davidson County Records, State of Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 23-74 Map & Parcel No.: 23-74 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 5245 Lickton Pike, Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072 CURRENT OWNER(S): Jose Javier Semidei SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, 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, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 3731612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-00531 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 8/1/2013, 8/8/2013, and 8/15/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #56492 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Gerald Smith and Sharon Smith to Waterfield Financial Corporation, Trustee dated August 28, 1997 in the amount of $89,933.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 199709040596274, Deed Book 10596, Page 274-281, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, September 19, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 772 on the Map of Parkwood Estates, Section Four, as of record in Book 3300, Page 79, said Registers Office for said County. Said Lot No. 772 fronts 75 feet on

the North side of Masonwood Drive and extends back between line 166.2 feet of the East line and 193.8 feet on the West line to a dead line in the rear, which is a broken line and on which it measures 85.0 feet thereon. Being the same property conveyed to Gerald Smith and wife, Sharon O.I. Smith by Warranty Deed of Gwendolyn B. Davis Keitt and husband, Melvin Keitt, dated August 27, 1986, and of record in Book 6966, Page 113, Registers Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 50-10-22 Map & Parcel No.: 50-10-22 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3245 Masonwood Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37207 CURRENT OWNER(S): Gerald Smith and Sharon O.I. Smith SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: The Bank of Nashville, State Farm Automobile Insurance Company OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Corporation of the South All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 1303446 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013, and 08/15/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #56498 2013-08-01 2013-0808 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 24, 2008, executed by KEIONA D UNDERWOOD, conveying certain real property therein described to CHARLES E. TONKIN, II, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 29, 2008, at Instrument Number 20080929-0098529; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT(S) 49, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED THE WOODS OF NEELEY`S BEND, PHASE 3, OF RECORD AS INSTRUMENT NO. 20080606-0058247, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KEIONA D. UNDERWOOD, UNMARRIED, BY DEED OF RECORD AS INSTRUMENT NUMBER 200809290098527, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. Parcel ID: 53-14B-6.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1716 COMANCHE RUN, MADISON, TN 37115. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): KEIONA D UNDERWOOD OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The Woods of Neely`s Bend Home Owner`s Association, Inc. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #56549 201308-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 20, 2010, executed by CALEB RAPPAPORT, MARISSA A. RAPPAPORT, conveying certain real property therein described to DAVID W. KIOUS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded October 8, 2010, at Instrument Number 20101008-0080824; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 13 ON THE PLAN OF VILLAGES OF BRENTWOOD, PHASE TWELVE, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 7900, PAGE 713, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CALEB RAPPAPORT, A MARRIED MAN, BY DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 29, 2009, FROM APRIL DAWN HEFNER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT 20091002-0091706, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE; AND ALSO BEING THE SAME PROPERTY PREVIOUSLY CONVEYED TO APRIL DAWN HEFNER, UNMARRIED BY DEED DATED APRIL 1, 2004 FROM CHRISTOPHER L. GRIFFIN AND WIFE, ANGELA A. GRIFFIN OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20040406-0038926, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. MARISSA RAPPAPORT, SPOUSE OF CALEB RAPPAPORT, JOINS IN THIS DEED OF TRUST TO CONVEY ANY INTEREST SHE MAY HAVE IN AND TO SAID PROPERTY; MARITAL OR OTHERWISE; HOWEVER, THE SAID MARISSA RAPPAPORT IS IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR REPAYMENT OF THE INDEBTEDNESS INCURRED HEREIN. Parcel ID: 161-10B-153.00CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 5245 VILLAGE TRACE, NASHVILLE, TN 37211. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): CALEB RAPPAPORT, MARISSA A. RAPPAPORT OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #56552 201308-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 - 21, 2013

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 26, 2007, executed by PAUL GEDDES AND KIMBERLY GEDDES, conveying certain real property therein described to JERE N. MCCULLOCH, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded March 5, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070305-0026393; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MASTR ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007NCW, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-NCW who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NO. 23 ON THE PLAN OF REELFOOT, SECTION 3, OF RECORD IN BOOK 6250, PAGES 167 & 168, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID LOT NO. 23 FRONTS 78.38 FEET ON THE BROKEN WESTERLY MARGIN OF REELFOOT DRIVE AND EXTENDS BACK 123.42 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY LINE AND 129.54 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE TO A DEAD LINE IN THE REAR, MEASURING 80.23 FEET THEREON. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO PAUL GEDDES AND WIFE, KIMBERLY GEDDES BY WARRANTY DEED FROM GORDON J. FACEMIRE, A MARRIED MAN DATED FEBRUARY 26, 2007, AND OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20070305-0026392, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 10808024900 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3033 REELFOOT DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37214. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): PAUL GEDDES AND KIMBERLY GEDDES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., (“MERS”), acting solely as a nominee for NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #56605 201308-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 23, 2008, executed by CARA BEASLEY, conveying certain real property therein described to HOME TITLE CONNECT, LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded March 26, 2008, at Instrument Number 20080326-0030261, as modified by instrument recorded in Instrument Number 20121001-0089188; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, AND STATE OF TN AND BEING DESCRIBED IN A DEED DATED 07/10/2007 AND RECORDED 07/12/2007 AS INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20070712-0083118 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF THE COUNTY AND STATE SET FORTH ABOVE AND REFERENCED AS FOLLOWS: LAND SITUATED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 75 OF THE PLAN OF PHASE THREE, HERITAGE MEADOWS, OF RECORD IN BOOK 9700,PAGE 984 REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. PARCEL NO MAP 075, GROUP 11A, PARCEL 080000CO Parcel ID: 075 11A 08000 CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1469 STONER RIDGE, HERMITAGE, TN 37076. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): CARA BEASLEY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/ property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 6015846 Ad #56613 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 10, 2012, executed by DONNIE L. JAVNER, conveying certain real property therein described to NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE OF NEW YORK, INC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 20, 2012, at Instrument Number 20120920-0085699; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: IN CITY OF BRENTWOOD, COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE: BEING LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NUMBER 345 ON PLAN SECTION ONE, AUTUMN OAKS, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 9700, AT PAGE 913 AND 914, REGISTER`S OFFICE OFR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PARCEL CONVEYED TO DONNIE L. JAVNER FROM LISA E. JAVNER, BY VIRTUE OF A DEED DATED 11/4/2011, RECORDED 04/10/2012, IN DEED AS INSTRUMENT NO.20120410-0030604 COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 181100A02900CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 6736 AUTUMN OAKS DR, BRENTWOOD, TN 37027. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): DONNIE L. JAVNER OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This

sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #56614 201308-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 26, 2008, executed by FREDERIC BARD AND ALICE BARD, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded February 4, 2009, at Instrument Number 20090204-0009512; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 629 ON THE PLAN OF HARPETH WOODS, SECTION OF HARPETH VALLEY PARK, OF RECORD IN BOOK 4860, PAGE 111, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PARCEL CONVEYED TO FREDERIC BARD AND ALICE BARD, HUSBAND AND WIFE FROM SAMUEL G. GLOVER, III AND WIFE, JESSICA K, GLOVER, BY VIRTUE OF A DEED DATED 6/18/04, RECORDED 6/22/04, AS INSTRUMENT NO. 20040622-0073749, COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE. ASSESSOR`S PARCEL NO: 15602012900 Parcel ID: 15602012900 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 870 BEECH BEND DR, NASHVILLE, TN 37221. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): FREDERIC BARD AND ALICE BARD OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #56663 201308-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 23, 2009, executed by Danny L Wilburn Jr., conveying certain real property therein described to HUGH M. QUEENER, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 24, 2009, at Instrument Number 20090724-0069714; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT 63, PHASE THREE, HERMITAGE MEADOWS, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 9700, PAGE 984, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID PROPERTY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DANNY L. WIL BURN, JR., AN UNMARRIED MAN BY DEED FROM HANK E. ELZWEIG AND WIFE, ANGELA J. ELZWEIG RECORDED SIMULTANEOUSLY HEREWITH IN BOOK _________, PAGE _________ OR INSTRUMENT NO. 200907240069713, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. Parcel ID: 075110A06800CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1420 Stoner Ridge, Hermitage, TN 37076. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Danny L Wilburn Jr. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #56938 201308-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 1, 2005, executed by CRAVON L. TROTTER AND MARCIE J. TROTTER, conveying certain real property therein described to Gail C. Victory, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded April 7, 2005, at Instrument Number 20050407-0038342; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005FFH1 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 5 ON THE PLAN OF SCHOOLSIDE HEIGHTS, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 3700, PAGE 38, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID LOT NO. 5 FRONTS 120 FEET ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF CANTON PASS AND EXTENDS BACK 137.5 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY LINE AND 108.4 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE TO A DEAD LINE, MEASURING 78.7 FEET THEREON. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CRAVON L. TROTTER AND WIFE, MARCIE J. TROTTER BY WARRANTY DEED FROM DONNA C. GREGORY, A SINGLE WOMAN, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200504070038341, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS OF RECORD IN BOOK 3949, PAGE 401, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVID-

SON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 052120057.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 644 CANTON PASS, MADISON, TN 37115. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): CRAVON L. TROTTER AND MARCIE J. TROTTER OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: METRO CODES, North Star Capital Acquisition, LLC, as assignee for Capital One Bank (USA) NA, PALISADES COLLECTION, L.L.C., Assignee of AT&T The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #56946 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated January 18, 2007, executed by MARCUS DILLARD, TRINA DILLARD, conveying certain real property therein described to FEARNLEY AND CALIFF, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded January 23, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070123-0009334; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING ALL OF LOT NUMBER 17, SUBDIVISION PLAT OF CANE RIDGE FARMS, PHASE ONE, AS SHOWN BY PLAT APPEARING OF RECORD IN PLAT INSTRUMENT NUMBER 200008250083988, OF THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR MORE COMPLETE DETAILS OF SAID LOT. Parcel ID: 174 11 1A 17.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1068 BLAIRFIELD DR, ANTIOCH, TN 37013. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): MARCUS DILLARD OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: CANE RIDGE FARMS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., MERS/First Franklin Financial Corp, An Op. Sub. Of MLB&T Co., FSB, US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO LASALLE BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FFC TRINA DILLARD The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #57120 2013-0

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 - 21, 2013 of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, September 26, 2013 commencing at 10:00 am at the Sheraton Read House Hotel Chattanooga, 827 Broad Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: In the City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee: Lot Four (4), Winfield Estates, a Re-Subdivision of part of Brainerd Bend, as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 14, Page 79, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. For prior title, see Deed from Virginia Louise Adkins, unmarried, to Benjamin George Keim, III dated July 24, 1997 and recorded in Book 4911, Page 808, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. This conveyance made subject to the following: Restrictions and easements as set out in Instrument recorded in Book 815, Page 162, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee, but omitting any covenant or restriction based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin unless and only to the extent that said covenant (a) is exempt under Chapter 42, Section 3607, of the United States Code or (b) relates to handicap but does not discriminate against handicapped persons. Utility easement as shown, described or noted on recorded plat. Building setback of thirty (30) feet as shown, described or noted or recorded plat. Any governmental zoning and subdivision ordinances in effect thereon. All notes, stipulations, restrictions, easements, conditions, and regulations as shown, described or noted on recorded plat. Parcel Id No.: 157NH13 Map & Parcel No.: 157NH13 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 205 Hunt Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411 CURRENT OWNER(S): Darryl L. Howard and Lisa Howard 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, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C s 7425 and T.C.A. s 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. s35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-03549 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 8/8/2013, 8/15/2013, and 8/22/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #57338 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 2013-08-22 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Mark Duncan and Sheri Duncan to Glenn Balletto, Trustee dated August 6, 2012 in the amount of $210,498.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20120814-0072496, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Mortgage Investors Corporation by assignment; and, Mortgage Investors Corporation, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 29, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: A certain tract or parcel of land in Davidson County, State of Tennessee, described as follows; to wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 96 on the Plan of Woodland Point, Phase V, of record in Instrument No. 20011011-0110678 and Amended in Instrument No. 20020419-0048815, Registers Office for said County, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Being the same property conveyed to Mark Duncan and Sheri Duncan from Sonia Chavez by Deed dated March 30, 2012 and recorded April 4, 2012 as Instrument No. 20120404-0028538 in the ROD Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel Number: 122010A13600CO Map & Parcel No.: 122-1A136CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1753 Woodland Pointe Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214 CURRENT OWNER(S): Mark Duncan and Sheri Duncan SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: Woodland Pointe Single Family HOA, Inc. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-02851 /VA Ad Run Dates: 8/8/2013, 8/15/2013, and 8/22/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #57361 201308-08 2013-08-15 2013-08-22 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 2, 2009, executed by JAMES R JACKSON AKA JAMES RONALD JACKSON, conveying certain real property therein described to JON M. AHERN, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded February 9, 2009, at Instrument Number 20090209-0010755; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY BEING KNOWN AS 3012 DELTA QUEEN DRIVE NASHVILLE TN 37214 AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 128 ON THE PLAN OF RIVER TRACE ESTATES, PHASE I, SECTION II, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 6900, PAGES 158 AND 169, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE ACCURATE AND COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY AS THAT CONVEYED TO JAMES R. JACKSON, UNMARRIED, BY DEED OF EDWARD R. JAMES III, SINGLE, BEARING DATE THE 17TH DAY OF MARCH, 2000, AND RECORDED IN THE DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, REGISTER`S OFFICE IN INST. NO. 200005030044605, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. Parcel ID: 062.02OA128.00CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3012 DELTA QUEEN DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37214. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Estate of/any-and-all heirs of James R. Jackson, Rhoda Jean Jackson Tidwell OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Harry Wade The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #57371 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 2013-08-22

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Thad W. Smith to Freedom Title Services, Trustee dated December 22, 2011 in the amount of $84,784.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee in Deed Book 1420, Page 2351, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, September 5, 2013 commencing at 12 pm at the front door of Montgomery County Courthouse, Two Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, TN; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Land in Montgomery County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 422 on the Plan of Belle Forest, Section 13, as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 12, Page 170, Plat 170, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee, to which reference is made for a complete description. This being the same property conveyed to Thad W. Smith, married, by Warranty Deed from Mamie Pearl Godbolt, single, recorded in ORBV 1420, Page 2349, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 44FD21 Map & Parcel No.: 44FD21 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 574 Caskey Drive, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042 CURRENT OWNER(S): Thad W. Smith SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: 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, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-03249 /VA Ad Run Dates: 8/8/2013, 8/15/2013, and 8/22/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #57382 201308-08 2013-08-15 2013-08-22 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 28, 2004, executed by MARCUS L. TOWNSEND, conveying certain real property therein described to PRLAP, INC. AND GRISSIM TITLE & ESCROW, LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded October 11, 2004, at Instrument Number 20041011-0122304; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: TRACT 1: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 334, ON THE PLAN OF GRA-MAR ACRES, SECTION XI, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 2663, PAGE 113, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SAID LOT NO. 334 FRONTS 182.4 FEET ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY SIDE OF JOYCE LANE AND RUNS BACK 133.3 FEET ON THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE AND 238.6 FEET ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE TO DEAD LINE IN THE REAR, WHICH IS A BROKEN LINE, ON WHICH IT MEASURES 211.6 FEET. TRACT 2 BEING PARCEL NO. 1 ON AN UNRECORDED MAP BY SWEENEY CLARK REALTY COMPANY OF A PART OF THE WEST PART OF LOT NO. 4 ON THE MAP OF THE SUBDIVISION OF WILLIAM BRADFORD LAND OF RECORD IN BOOK 547, PAGE 91, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, AND DESCRIBED ACCORDING TO A COPY OF A SURVEY MADE BY BARGE-WAGGONER AND SUMNER, INC. ENGINEERS, DATED JANUARY 10, 1963 AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT AT A REAR EASTERLY CORNER OF LOT NO. 334 AS SHOWN ON PLAN OF SECTION XI OF GRA-MAR ACRES, OF RECORD IN BOOK 2663, PAGE 113, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE; THENCE ALONG THE EASTERLY REAR LINE OF SAID LOT, NORTH 2 DEGREES 31 FEET EAST 177.4 FEET TO THE CORNER OF SAID LOT AND OF A RESERVED PARCEL SHOWN ON SAID PLAN; THENCE SOUTH 42 DEGREES 05 FEET EAST 251.5 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 44 DEGREES 13 FEET WEST 124.9 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MARCUS L. TOWNSEND BY DEED OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20041011-0122303, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 061 020 055.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 596 JOYCE LANE, NASHVILLE, TN 37216. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): MARCUS L. TOWNSEND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Capital One Bank (U.S.A.) N.A., Citifinancial , Inc., Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC, GAULT FINANCIAL LLC AS ASSIGNEE OF HSBC/ORCHARD BANK The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #57455 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 2013-08-22 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, HAMILTON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Scherri Hickman and Larry Hickman to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee dated April 25, 2003 in the amount of $161,000.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 2003050200349, Deed Book GI 6655, Page 369-385, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Trustee for Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity Mortgage AssetBacked Pass Through Certificates Series 2003-KS4 by assignment; and, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Trustee for Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass Through Certificates Series 2003-KS4, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 29, 2013 commencing at 11:30am at the Walnut Street side of the Courthouse steps, Hamilton County Courthouse, Chattanooga, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: The following described real estate located in the Third Civil District of Hamilton County, Tennessee: Lot Twenty-Six (26), Corrective Plat Willow Creek as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 38, Page 334, Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Subject to restrictions of record in Book 3466, Page 656, as adopted in Book 3522, Page 554, and as waived in Book 3540, Page 77, said Registers Office. Subject Ten (10) Foot Drainage Easement as shown on plat. Subject to conditions and easements of record in Book 2116, Page 186, said Registers Office. Subject to undivided 1/16 of all oil, gas, and other similar minerals, as a non-participating royalty interest as set out in Deed recorded in Book 3463, Page 430, and refiled in Book 3465, Page 691, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Subject to any governmental zoning and subdivision ordinances or regulations in effect thereon. The grantors source of interest is a Deed recorded in Deed Book 4456, Page 515 in the Hamilton County Registers Office. The legal description of the herein described property is the same

as in the Deed of prior title. This property is also known as 167 Willow Creek Drive, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. Map & Parcel Number: 065N-E-023 Map & Parcel No.: 065NE023 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 167 Willow Creek Drive, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee 37379 CURRENT OWNER(S): Larry Hickman and Scherri Hickman SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: East TN Endodontics, PLLC, Affordable Roofing 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, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 07-09299 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 08/08/2013, 08/15/2013, and 08/22/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #57554 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 2013-08-22 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 22, 2006, executed by MICHAEL J. MADDEN, TAMARA K MADDEN, conveying certain real property therein described to RUDY TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded January 5, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070105-0002420; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, in trust for registered holders of First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-FF2 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 4 ON THE PLAN OF SECTION FOUR, MADISON HEIGHTS, OF RECORD IN BOOK 2330, PAGE 87, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION, BUT EXCLUDED FROM THIS CONVEYANCE IS THE PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20061009-0124847, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE PRESENT RIGHT-OFWAY OF NEELYS BEND RD, 25.48 FEET RIGHT OF THE CENTERLINE STATION 21+44.03 FOR PROJECT 06-R02, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF COMMENCING. THENCE: S 63 DEG. 58 MIN. 31 SEC. E, A DISTANCE OF 139.04 FEET; THENCE: S 26 DEG. 02 MIN. 27 SEC. W, A DISTANCE OF 9.82 FEET; THENCE: N 64 DEG. 00 MIN. 24 SEC. W, A DISTANCE OF 139.04 FEET; THENCE: N 26 DEG. 02 MIN. 27 SEC. E, A DISTANCE OF 9.89 FEET; TO THE POINT OF COMMENCING; CONTAINING 1322 SQUARE FEET, MORE OR LESS. PERMANENT CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE PRESENT RIGHT-OF-WAY OF NEELYS BEND RD, 25.48 FEET RIGHT OF THE CENTERLINE STATION 21+44.03 FOR PROJECT 06-R-02, THENCE: S 26 DEG. 02 MIN. 27 SEC. W, A DISTANCE OF 9.89 FEET; SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF COMMENCING. THENCE: S 64 DEG. 00 MIN. 24 SEC. E, A DISTANCE OF 139.04 FEET; THENCE: S 26 DEG. 02 MIN. 27 SEC. W, A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET; THENCE: N 64 DEG. 00 MIN. 24 SEC. W, A DISTANCE OF 139.04 FEET; THENCE: N 26 DEG. 02 MIN. 27 SEC. E, A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET; TO THE POINT OF COMMENCING; CONTAINING 2086 SQUARE FEET, MORE OR LESS. BEING PART OF THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MICHAEL MADDEN AND WIFE, TAMARA MADDEN BY WARRANTY DEED FROM JO ETTA TAYLOR, UNMARRIED, RECORDED ON THE 19TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2004 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20041019-0125643, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS CONVEYANCE IS SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EXISTING EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS AS SHOWN OF RECORD. Parcel ID: 52-7-65.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1032 NEELYS BEND RD, MADISON, TN 37115. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): ESTATE AND/ OR HEIRS AT LAW OF MICHAEL J MADDEN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: U.S. Bank National Association, successor trustee to Bank of America, N.A., as successor trustee to LaSalle Bank, N.A., as trustee for the holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-FFC The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #57573 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 2013-08-22 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Brandi Phillips and Mose J. Phillips to Gary B. Fisher, Trustee dated June 3, 2005 in the amount of $181,750.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20050621-0070747, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005KS8 by assignment; and, U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-KS8, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 29, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee being Lot No. 37 on the Plan of Classic Meadows, of record in Instrument No. 200407150084487, Registers Office for said County, to which reference is made for a more complete description. Parcel Id No.: 147-12-B-37.00 Map & Parcel No.: 147-12-B-37.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 4016 Hollis Hill Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37211 CURRENT OWNER(S): Mose J. Phillips SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: EMC Mortgage LLC, Suntrust Bank, Ghertner and Company, Classic Meadows Homeowners Association OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Pied-

The Tennessee Tribune 13A mont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 08-16568 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 08/08/2013, 08/15/2013, and 08/22/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #57603 2013-08-08 2013-0815 2013-08-22 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Desmond Taylor to Jeffrey C. Horn, Trustee dated September 23, 2005 in the amount of $123,250.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 200510070121557, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2006KS1 by assignment; and, U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2006KS1, as the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Owner and Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, September 5, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property towit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 60 of Roxborough of record in Book 5200, Page 63, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description of said lot. Being all of the same property conveyed to Desmond L. Taylor, an unmarried person, by Deed from James H. Studdard, Sr., an unmarried person, of record in Instrument Number 20051007-0121556, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 09801009700 Map & Parcel No.: 09801009700 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 5108 Lana Renee Court, Hermitage, Tennessee 37076 CURRENT OWNER(S): Desmond L. Taylor SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. fka WAMU 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, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C s 7425 and T.C.A. s 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 McCurdy & Candler, L.L.C. (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 07-11736 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 08/15/2013, 08/22/2013, 08/29/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #57650 2013-08-15 2013-08-22 2013-08-29 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 27, 2007, executed by EDWARD BLACKWOOD, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M WEISS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 4, 2007, at Instrument Number 200709040105820 (and modified in Instrument Number 201305160049177); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN THE 13TH, FORMERLY 23RD, CIVIL DISTRICT OF DAVDISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED ACCORDING TO A SURVEY MADE BY EARL DRAKE, SURVEYOR, DATED MARCH 6, 1912, AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE CENTER OF CATO ROAD AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE PROPERTY CONVEYED TO C.B. WINFREY BY DEED OF RECORD IN BOOK 329, PAGE 718, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY; THENCE NORTH 74 DEG. EAST 5.7 POLES TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 31 DEG EAST 13 POLES TO A POINT IN DRAIN; THENCE NORTH 23 1/2 DEG. EAST 12 POLES TO A STONE IN DRAIN IN C.B. WINFREY`S LINE, 7 FEET SOUTH OF A POPLAR SAPLING STUMP; THENCE SOUTH 87 1/2 DEG. EAST WITH C.B. WINFREY`S SOUTH LINE 36 POLES TO A STAKE, HICKORY AND HACKBERRY POINTER, C.B. WINFREY`S CORNER IN MRS. BRITT NICHOLSON`S WEST LINE; RUNNING THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION 37 POLES, MORE OR LESS, TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF THE CATO GRAVEYARD; THENCE NORTH 37 3/4 DEG. WEST, 18.18 POLES TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 52 1/4 DEG. WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY MARGIN OF SAID GRAVEYARD, 18.18 POLES TO THE CENTER OF CATO ROAD; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE CENTER OF SAID ROAD, 9.87 POLES TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 6 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO EDWARD BLACKWOOD BY WARRANTY DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2004 FROM RUBY MAE BIGGS MORRIS OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 200410050120043, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. Parcel ID: 005700004501 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 4600 CATO RD, NASHVILLE, TN 37218. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): EDWARD BLACKWOOD OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Midland Funding, LLC as successor in interest to HSBC Bank Nevada N.A. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/propertylistings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #57654 2013-08-15 2013-08-22 2013-08-29 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 2, 2007, executed by ALLISON J. LOWRY A/K/A ALLISON LOWERY, ASHLEY L. LOWRY A/K/A ASHLEY LOWERY, LAUREN J. LOWRY A/K/A LAUREN LOWERY, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON JR , as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 6, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070706-0080629; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Alternative Loan Trust 2007-23CB, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-23CB who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING UNIT NO. 33, BUILDING NO. 6, ON THE PLAN OF SECTION 4, PHASE 1A, EAGLE RIDGE AT THE RESERVE CONDOMINIUMS, A HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME, CREATED UNDER TITLE 66, SECTION 27-101, ET SEQ., AS AMENDED, TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED, AND AS ESTABLISHED BY A MASTER DEED AND BY-LAWS, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20011011-0110875, AS SUPPLEMENTED AND AMENDED BY SUPPLEMENT AND AMENDMENT NO. 9 TO THE MASTER DEED, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20020417-0047840, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TOGETHER WITH THE UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT TO SAID UNIT AS SET FORTH IN SAID MASTER DEED, REFERENCE

IS HEREBY MADE TO THE PLAT OF EAGLE RIDGE AT THE RESERVE CONDOMINIUMS AS SHOWN ON EXHIBIT “A” TO THE MASTER DEED, OF RECORD AS AFOREMENTIONED, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE, FOR A MORE COMPLETE IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF SUCH UNIT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LACI SHARYL COPPINS BY WARRANTY DEED FROM RICHARD J. WILLIAMS AND WIFE, MARLAINE COLLINS, RECORDED ON THE 3RD DAY OF JANUARY, 2006 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200601030000622, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE WITHIN NAMED GRANTOR(S) (BUT INCORRECTLY REFERRED TO AS ALLISON LOWERY AND LAUREN LOWERY AND ASHLEY LOWERY) BY DEED RECORDED SIMULTANEOUSLY HEREWITH IN BOOK ___, PAGE___ OR INSTRUMENT NO. 20070706-0080628, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. Parcel ID: 128-12A-33.00CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 320 OLD HICKORY BLVD APT 602, NASHVILLE, TN 37221. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): ALLISON J. LOWRY A/K/A ALLISON LOWERY, ASHLEY L. LOWRY A/K/A ASHLEY LOWERY, LAUREN J. LOWRY A/K/A LAUREN LOWERY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: EAGLE RIDGE AT THE RESERVE HOMEOWNERS` ASSOCIATION, INC., Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., (“MERS”), acting solely as a nominee for COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #57698 2013-08-15 2013-08-22 2013-08-29 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 15, 2005, executed by VINCENT HARRIS, conveying certain real property therein described to ROUSHANAK PAZOUKI BAGHAII, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded August 5, 2005, at Instrument Number 200508050092720; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage, LLC f/k/a Centex Home Equity Company, LLC who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 23 ON THE PLAT OF PHASE 1-A, REVISION ONE, LAKESIDE COVE AT PERCY PRIEST, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200412020143540, A REVISION OF INSTRUMENT # 200410200126312, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO VINCENT HARRIS BY DEED FROM CENTEX HOMES, A NEVADA GENERAL PARTNERSHIP RECORDED OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20050805-0092719, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 151-9B-23 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 5253 SUNSAIL DRIVE, ANTIOCH, TN 37013. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): VINCENT HARRIS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #57756 2013-08-15 2013-08-22 2013-08-29 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 27, 2010, executed by MICHAEL EVERETT, conveying certain real property therein described to EDWARD KERSHNER, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 29, 2010, at Instrument Number 20100729-0059528; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 396 ON THE PLAN OF SECTION ONE, BORDEAUX GARDENS OF RECORD IN BOOK 3300, PAGE 91, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE SOUTHWESTERLY MARGIN OF PANORAMA DRIVE AT THE CORNER OF LOTS 395 AND 396; THENCE WITH THE LINE BETWEEN SAID LOTS, SOUTHWESTERLY 94.83 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY 118 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY MARGIN OF COUNTY HOSPITAL ROAD; THENCE WITH THE MARGIN OF THE SAME, NORTHEASTERLY 70 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE; THENCE AROUND SAID CURVE EASTERLY 39.27 FEET TO THE MARGIN OF PANORAMA DRIVE; THENCE WITH THE MARGIN OF THE SAME SOUTHEASTERLY 95.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MICHAEL EVERETT, HEREIN BY WARRANTY DEED DATED 27TH DAY OF JULY, 2010, OF RECORD AT 20100729-0059527 IN SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 0800801800 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3261 PANORAMA DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37218. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): MICHAEL EVERETT OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #57764 2013-08-15 2013-08-22 2013-08-29

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Visit http://www.flynashville.com/businessopportunities/Pages/default.aspx for more information about this solicitation. REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS THE METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE AIRPORT AUTHORITY (MNAA) is requesting Statements of Qualifications from interested consulting engineering firms with extensive experience in reconstructing concrete cargo aircraft aprons for the CIP 1408A, CARGO NORTH APRON SLAB REPLACEMENT (PHASE 1) project at the Nashville International Airport, Nashville, Tennessee. ELECTRONIC STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS submitted through www. aerobidz.aero will be received by Ms. Nena Bowling, Specifications Writer, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, One Terminal Drive, Suite 501, Nashville, Tennessee, 37214, until 5:00 p.m. (local time) August 27, 2013. Free registration with aerobidz is available by contacting Nena Bowling at aerobidzregistration@nashintl.com. A complete RFQ package may be downloaded from www.aerobidz.aero on or before July 26, 2013. It is the Authority’s objective to promote, encourage and stimulate participation of local, small, minority and women-owned business enterprises (SMWBE) within its organization and the economic community served by it so as to provide maximum opportunities for participation in contracts, programs and all related business activities of the Authority, and to implement participation levels, policies and operational procedures to insure the Authority’s objectives. The SMWBE participation level established for the DESIGN portion of this project will be a minimum of TWO AND SIX HUNDREDTHS percent (2.06%) MBE and/or WBE. For information on eligible SMWBE firms, respondents may contact the Director, Business Diversity Development, (615) 275-1468. See http:// www.flynashville.com/business-diversitydevelopment/Pages/default.aspx for more information. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR MNAA SERVICE UNIFORMS AND NONGARMENT ITEMS Proposals for MNAA Service Uniforms and Non-Garment Items shall be received by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, Consolidated Services Facility (CSF), located at 815 Hangar Lane, Nashville, TN until 10:00 a.m. (CT) on Thursday, August 22, 2013. A Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. (local time), Thursday, August 1, 2013, in the Nashville International Airport, Consolidated Services Facility (CSF) Conference Room located at 815 Hangar Lane, Nashville, TN. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory. MNAA will display a set of its current Service Departments uniforms and products to reflect quality and style expectations. The Small Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) participation level established for this project is Race and Gender Neutral (0%). For information on eligible SMWBE firms, bidders should contact the Director, Business Diversity Development, (615) 275-1468, or visit http://www.flynashville. com/business-opportunities/opportunities/ Pages/default.aspx Further detail concerning this bid may be obtained from the MNAA web site: http://www.flynashville.com/businessopportunities/opportunities/Pages/default. aspx Publish 8/1, 8, 15 PUBLIC NOTICE The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for transportation planning and transportation related air quality planning in Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties and the urban areas of Springfield in Robertson County and Spring Hill in Maury County. On June 19, 2013 the Executive Board endorsed the Draft for Fiscal Year 2014 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), subject to comments, for public review and comment. The UPWP is a work program of transportation planning activities to be accomplished during the federal fiscal year of 2014 (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014) within the metropolitan area. A copy of the Draft to the FY 2014 UPWP is available for public review and comment in all public libraries in the MPO area and on the MPO website www.nashvillempo.org . Comments received on the draft document will be considered by the MPO Executive Board prior to final approval. Two Public Hearings will be held for the UPWP. The first will be on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:30am in the Sonny West Conference Room, Howard Office Building, 700 2nd Ave. S., Nashville. The final hearing will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 9:00am at the Music City Central Meeting Room, 400 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. For more information call 615-862-7204 or e-mail skipper@nashvillempo.org Equal Employment Opportunity Employer The Planning Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline or any other employment practices because of non-merit factors shall be prohibited. For ADA inquiries, contact Josie Bass, ADA Compliance Coordinator, at (615) 862-7150 or e-mail her at josie.bass@nashville.gov. For Title VI inquiries, contact Caroline Blackwell of Human Relations at (615) 880-3370. For all employment-related inquiries,contact Human Resources at (615) 862-6640. NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 25 July 2006, executed by HEATHER M. HEATH and JAMES L. MCCLANAHAN, to Larry A. Rocconi Jr. as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SouthStar Funding, LLC (“SF”), of record in the Office of the Register of Montgomery County, Tennessee, in Volume 1114, Page 54; said Trust Deed, debts and


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Metro Human Relations Commission Acknowledges Resignation of Executive Director Caroline G. Blackwell NASHVILLE, TN — The Metro Human Relations Commission (MHRC) has accepted the resignation of Executive Director Caroline Blackwell effective August 23, 2013.  Ms. Blackwell has accepted the position of Vice President for Equity & Justice, with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), headquartered in Washington, D.C. “The Metro Human Relations Commission is a place of power and hope because it embodies a noble mission—that of protecting obligations having been assigned by SF to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., by instrument recorded in said Register’s Office in Volume 1512, Page 1580; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s office in Volume 1520, Page 2140, and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on THURSDAY, 22 AUGUST 2013, commencing at TWELVE O’CLOCK NOON, in front of the Register of Deeds office at 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 101A, Clarksville, TN 37040, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Montgomery County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NUMBER 108, ON THE PLAN OF WEST CREEK, AS SHOWN BY PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 163, PLAT 163, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. THIS PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO BUILDING SETBACK LINES, UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS AS SHOWN ON THE AFOREMENTIONED PLAT OF RECORD. ADDITIONALLY, THIS PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS OF RECORD IN ORBV 398, PAGE

try has given precious lives to uphold,” Ms. Blackwell said. “It is an honor and joy for me to have lead this Commission with a vision and conviction that our table was set to invite and serve all,” she said. “Fortunately, for the residents of Nashville and Davidson County, our Board of Commissioners has re-affirmed these principles during the Caroline Blackwell transition my resignation the equality and dignity of affords.” every individual, and adIn less than three years as vancing every cause that af- our Executive Director, Ms. firms the values our coun- Blackwell moved the Com1486, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO GRANTOR, BY DEED OF RECORD IN ORBV 1114, PAGE 52, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS PROPERTY IS IDENTIFIED AS TAX PARCEL # 42N-F-009.00 IN THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE. Property Address: 730 Jace Drive, Clarksville, TN 37040 At the time of this publication, a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: July 25, 2013 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, Tennessee 38119 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 1, 8, 15 August 2013

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mission, educating and advocating resistance to any actions that marginalize or disenfranchise people for one or more dimension of human difference.” We are excited that Ms. Blackwell will have an opportunity to positively influence the lives and educational experiences of children, families, teachers, and administrators across the country and internationally in her new role at NAIS.  At the same time, she will be greatly missed.  We are also grateful that she has positioned the MHRC as a solid, valuable department from which to begin a nationwide search for the Commission’s next Executive Director. We thank Ms. Blackwell for her illustrious and devoted service to the Metro Human Relations Commission, and we wish her all the best in future endeavors. Dan Cornfield, Chair, MHRC August 6, 2013

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and our community’s problems and interest were being overlooked. So that was my motivation.” Holloway feels that generally the image of police within the Black community is better today than it was when he began. But he acknowledges that at least one problem has gotten worse. That’s the gang situation, one he knows first hand. Holloway directed the NBPA’s “Gang Intervention Program” for over 10 years. Many of the students in his program later completed college, while some served in the military. “One thing that’s added to the problem is you haven’t had enough adults in cities willing to talk plainly and directly to gang members,” Holloway said. “When I was doing the program I had member of the Titans attend our events, anti-gang lecturers would come in. But I would also do some things to get their attention. Once I dressed up like a member of a hip-hop group and started rapping on stage. Once they got into it, then I could talk straight to them about the problems of gangs.” Holloway said politics and procedure hampered Blacks in the police department for many years. “One thing we had to do was change the whole system of promotions, make sure that we had a system that rewarded both what you did on tests and also the kind of assessments you got from supervisors,” he continued. “Once everything got weighted more fairly, when there was a balance, you started to get more Blacks promoted. Like a lot of things, we had to get the politics out of it before we could get it changed and have a more equitable and accountable situation that rewarded everyone rather than a few people.” The father of five children, Holloway doesn’t gloss over current problems facing the police in terms of the Black community. “There have been lots of studies done by the NBPA showing the business of driving while Black is a real issue,” he said. “Just one aspect of it I’ve seen over the years involves the children of people who have gotten really good jobs in the police department and elsewhere. These people have gotten nice cars and let their children drive them. Police see these young people driving these cars and they stop them just because they don’t think any young people could be driving these cars legitimately, and probably stole them. That’s just one aspect of the problem we’ve got to stop.” He’s not a Nashville native (Ripley), but has been here so long it’s become home. Walter Holloway has plans to restart a security company, so he “can work for myself.” He has plenty of memories from his lengthy time with the police department, but summarizes his career in this manner. “I feel I always tried to treat everyone with respect and dignity, do what I could to help others on the job, and try and see that people in our community were always given their fair shake when it came to the police.”

l-r, Bobby Fitzgerald and Walter Holloway

l-r, Eric Quails and Walter Holloway

l-r, Walter Holloway and Mark Bennett l-r, Vincent Campbell, Walter Holloway and Willie Bradford

l-r, Walter Holloway and Allison Talley Atemus and Deborah Russell with Walter Holloway

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l-r, Saletta and Walter Holloway with Tribune Publisher Rosetta Miller-Perry


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Tribune Writer Authors New Book

By Janice Malone

They shared the stage with Kool and The Gang, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Pointer Sisters, Ray Charles, Teddy Pendergrass, The Eagles, Eddie Kendricks, The Supremes and other music legends. They recorded an album for CBS Records in 1985. They were label mates with Michael Jackson. The soul/ funk band, The Dealers were right on the verge of superstardom. But what happened? What why aren’t they household names? The answers to those questions is lovingly documented by award-winning journalist A.J. Dugger III, in his just released new book, THE DEALERS: THEN AND NOW. In addition to now being a new author, A.J. is also a regular contributing writer to the Tennessee Tribune. A.J. knows the story well because The Dealers are members of his own family, which includes his parents. The book tells the explosive story of this popular band from Memphis, which featured Brothers Stanley and Elton Johnson, who fell in love with music at a young age. Together with their younger sister, Meeky, their cousin Darrell Hunter, and close friends Ricky Townes, Kenneth “B.C.” Blackwell and George “Pieface” Wilburn, they became The Dealers, a Memphis funk band whose popularity soared outside of Tennessee to places such as New York and Canada. During the 1970s and ‘80s The Dealers often shared the stage with many of the music legends they idolized. In the book A.J. recalls the time Marvin Gaye kissed his mom’s ear after he performed with The Dealers during a concert in New Orleans, along with many other behind the scenes stories the band experienced from working with some of the biggest names in music. But just as The Dealers touched the brink of worldwide fame, things began to go awry for the multitalented young family group, which prevented them from major stardom. Harsh lessons were learned. But the music never stopped, and still continues to play on. “Through all the triumphs and tragedies, The Dealers never lost the beat,” says A.J.

Several critics are already saying this book would make a great film. It’s a must-read for those who are music aficionados of R&B/funk music from the past two decades. Here, A.J. shares about more details from his debut as a new author. TRIBUNE: Why did you decide to write the book? A.J.: “My family has a story that needs to be told. The book is filled with stories the public has never heard before about household names

nal members are retired, like my parents are. There’s one former band member who’s now a pastor. They’re now parents and grandparents. My mom is now singing in church and still has the most amazing voice that gives you chills. But there are two original members who are still performing, along with some younger members. They’re the new generation of The Dealers. They perform a lot of shows and they’re also working on a new album project that will be released to coincide with the promotion of this book… Last year my mom performed with the band for the first time in 21 years. My sister and her friend were the backup singers for her. It was such a special night.”

Tribune writer/author A.J. Dugger III

in music such as: Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, The Jacksons, Michael Jackson, The Supremes and others. There’s just an abundance of details and stories that haven’t been told until now. I don’t want the music and hard work The Dealers band achieved to go unnoticed. The group had several songs played nationally on the radio. Also, since I’m the journalist in the family I feel that God really wanted me to write this book. It was such a labor of love to interview my parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents during the research of the book.” TRIBUNE: Where are the other members of The Dealers group these days? A.J.: “Most of the remaining origi-

TRIBUNE: This group/band had all of the ingredients to make it big to superstar status. What happened? A.J.: “They were really close to reaching worldwide fame. In the book I wrote about how major fame affected some of them, through alcohol, excessive partying, and innerturmoil among group members. But today, for the most part, the original members are doing fine and are living in the Memphis area. They’re very supportive of the new book.” TRIBUNE: Give us the titles of some of the songs from The Dealers that received airplay. A.J.: “Their biggest hit was Don’t Keep Me Waiting. They did a cover of Minnie Riperton’s Loving You song that was also very popular. Many people liked The Dealers version of the

song more than the original. Another one of their songs was Miss Foxy. The Dealers had a nice run from the 1970’s until about 2005. They had brief periods of a hiatus in between those years. Their lawyer was also the manager for country music star Charlie Rich. The band was really self-contained. They wrote and produced most of their own material and had some outstanding musicians. The guitarist could even play guitar with his teeth. And actually had just as many white fans as they did African American fans.” TRIBUNE: Have any of the members of The Dealers expressed any regrets of not making it to the superstar leagues in music? A.J. “Believe it or not, I’ve heard the members say not reaching superstardom was probably the best thing that could’ve happened for them because they would’ve destroyed each other. With the success they did achieve it was already affecting them negatively. They were bickering and turning against each other; there was alcohol, bad influences, and rivalries. But if they would’ve made it big I know Grammys, American Music Awards, and all of the accolades would’ve followed.” TRIBUNE: Are there any music videos on You Tube of The Dealers? A.J.: “Unfortunately, there are none. But that’s one of the other main problems as to why they didn’t get the major stardom. During the height of their career, they didn’t get any promotion money from the record company. It was during the 1980’s and if you were a singer or band, it was mandatory to have a music video. Most of the promotional music video money went to singers like Michael Jackson.” TRIBUNE: That’s totally how the music industry works though. I understand that when you were just a little tyke, you were also a part of the show. A.J.: “That’s right. I was actually a part of the show. They would put the spotlight on me and I would do my Michael Jackson dance/impersonation. I loved it!” To read a free excerpt of The Dealers: Then and Now visit: www.ajdugger. com/uploads/7/5/5/9/7559732/dealers_ book_sample.pdf

Nashville Native Hopes to Publicize Spoken Word Scene By Ron Wynn

Nashville spoken word artist, poet and actor Aubrey L. Simpson understands that the city’s reputation as songwriting and music mecca tends to obscure many other things happening in town. He says that one area where this has especially been the case is the spoken word community. It’s another case of plenty of talent, but not much exposure nor places to perform. Simpson is taking on the challenge of getting more exposure for Music City spoken word artists. He’s beginning what he hopes will be a monthly showcase for the genre August 18 with a CD release party for his second project “Memoirs of a Recovering, Love Addicted Fiend.” The event is being held at the revamped and refurbished venue known as The City: Ultra Lounge, 701 4th Avenue South. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. “We want to get some exposure for spoken word artists, and also establish The City as a hot spot for the genre, very much in the manner that the open mic nights at the old Kijii’s used to be the place to go,” Simpson said during a recent interview. “There’s no question there’s some very capable, exciting spoken word artists in Nashville. But the scene tends to be kind of quiet until someone comes out and does something, then it tends to be quiet again. “What I would like to see happen with the City on at least a monthly basis is that we generate an excitement, a sense of an event, where people really want to come out and hear what’s happening, where spo-

ken word artists are anxious to get their work out to the people. It’s my dream to kind of see this city’s spoken word scene really explode, and to see this turn into kind of a Nashville version of a “Def Poetry Jam” as applied to spoken word performances.” Simpson cites other areas like Atlanta, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and similar urban sites as places where spoken word flourishes. But Simpson has also written poetry since childhood, and is careful to make a distinction between the two art forms, while saying he loves both and plans to continue working within both genres. “I got excited and fell in love with poetry as a child through the work of

Langston Hughes,” Simpson said. “That type of expressiveness, it was very magical. With spoken word, there’s an improvisatory energy, and an immediate audience reaction that you don’t necessarily get with poetry. When I write a poem, I’m never sure unless a reader tells me that they enjoy it or they want to know more about it, how they are interacting with it. With spoken word, you’re up there on the microphone and the audience is right there and that immediacy lets you know what’s happening.” “Both of them are illustrative of the power of language, and what you can do with it. You can inspire, anger, thrill, delight or generate many types of emotional reaction with either poetry or spoken word.” Simpson credits the interaction of a teacher in a summer program with getting him interested in poetry and spoken word as a career. He’s been in Nashville the past few years (he’s originally from Chattanooga) working not only on the spoken word circuit, but also doing some acting. He’s also done prose and creative writing, even some occasional modeling, but cites being

on the microphone as his favorite among many things. “Memoirs of a Recovering, Love Addicted Fiend” includes some potent memories of past romantic encounters, plus a very torrid and sentimental tribute to his young daughter, and even some social and political commentaries. Simpson, better known locally as “Aubrey the Poet,” also sees the event as helping him to get refocused and motivated to help propel the local spoken word and poetry scenes forward. “It’s something that I can really envision happening with the right push,” Simpson concludes. “There’s more than enough talent for this spoken word community to really be big nationally. It just needs some exposure and something to help it take off and I hope this series can be that catalyst.” “Aubrey the Poet’s CD release party Sunday, August 18, at The City: Ultra Lounge, 701 4th Avenue South. Doors open at 7 p.m., Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. They can be purchased at www.AubreythePoet.eventbrite.com. For more info contact Kenya at 423-227-0378.).

Coming Next Week: • Kam Williams chats with award winning actor Forest Whitaker about his role in the new film The Butler • A chat with COGIC First Lady Catherine Hawkins re: the new CD “Pastor Milton R. Hawkins Presents The Temple of Deliverance Women’s Choir “In The Sanctuary” • Announcements for upcoming auditions for new reality shows!


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Lighting 100’s Live on the Green Concert Series

NASHVILLE, TN — Live on the Green, Nashville’s free concert series held at Public Square Park in front of the Metro Courthouse, kicked off its fifth season last week. With more than 60,000 attendees at last year’s six shows, Live On The Green will feature an expanded footprint for this year’s series. This includes a larger VIP area, which offers access to the Lightning Lounge with benefits including exclusive stage access, private restrooms, comfortable shaded areas with open seating, complimentary catering, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Single and series VIP tickets are on sale now at www.liveonthegreen.net There will be at least a dozen food trucks and mobile food vendors on site, as well as expanded drink offerings, including a draft beer truck with 20 selections and a large craft beer tent sponsored by M.L. Rose. Walk/Bike Nashville will provide free, secure valet bicycle parking at 3rd Avenue North and Union Street during each event. The remaining series lineup is as follows:

August 15 – Matt Nathanson with Erin McCarley and The Mowgli’s August 22 – Michael Franti & Spearhead with The Delta Saints and Luella and the Sun August 29 – Robert Randolph & The Family Band with St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Joe Robinson September 5 – Local Natives with Leagues and Lulu Mae September 12 – Moon Taxi with The Weeks and The Wild Feathers Visit Live on the Green at http://www. liveonthegreen.net

SEE YOU THERE Nashville Public Library “Hit the Books” “Hit the books” with great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks for all ages at several locations of the Nashville Public Library. Locations at times are listed below: • Back-to-School Book Sale, Looby Sat, August 24, 2013 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM • Back-to-School Book Sale, Looby

Mon, August 26, 2013 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM • Back-to-School Book Sale, Looby Tue, August 27, 2013 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM • Back-to-School Book Sale, Looby Wed, August 28, 2013 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM • Back-to-School Book Sale, Looby Thu, August 29, 2013 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Membership Week at the Frist, Aug. 25-30 NASHVILLE, TN —The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will host a membership week from August 25-30 celebrating the exhibition Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles with memberonly hours, a “Hoods Up!” event, and the final evening of the Frist Friday summer series featuring DRIVIN’ ’N CRYIN’. Non-members are encouraged to become members of the Frist Center to participate in these exciting events. Join on site at any of these events. The Frist Center is the only venue for Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles, which includes 18 cars and two motorcycles from some of the most important auto collectors and collections in the United States. Inspired by the Frist Center’s own historic Art Deco building, the exhibition features spectacular automobiles that exemplify the classic elegance, luxurious materials and iconography of motion that characterized vehicles influenced by the Art Deco style. Sunday, August 25 The week will kick off with member-only hours from 10 a.m. to noon. Frist Center members will have the galleries to themselves to leisurely explore the feature exhibitions Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles, Jack Spencer: Beyond the Surface and Vik Muniz: Garbage Matters. Tuesday, August 27 The Frist Center will

host a one-time Hoods Up! event from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at which members will have the opportunity to look under some of the hoods and inside some of the interiors of the automobiles on display in Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles. There will be a jazz trio, a cash bar and a selection of light food. Only current Frist Center members may attend this event (member guest passes will not be accepted). To attend the “Hoods Up!” event, current members should make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance by calling the member hotline at 615.744.3248. A number of the automobile lenders and owners have granted the Frist Center permission to open the hoods and doors. These include: 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow Sedan, 1935 Chrysler Imperial Model C-2 Airflow Coupe, 1938 Talbot-Lago T-150C-SS Teardrop Coupe , 1938 Tatra T97, 1939 Delage D8120S Saoutchik Cabriolet On hand to discuss the automobiles will be the following Middle Tennessee automotive authorities: Mark Lambert, automotive

historian, Lambert Auto, world renowned authority on historic restoration. Jeff Lane, president, Lane Motor Museum, lender to the exhibition and famed collector of more than 300 unique European vehicles. Tim Marinos, principal, Vintage Autocraft and former working manager of the highly respected restoration firm, Paul Russell and Company. Friday, August 30 The American southern rock band DRIVIN’ ’N CRYIN’ will close out the member week—as well as the Frist Fridays summer concert series—with a fullthrottled roar. DRIVIN’ ’N CRYIN’ crafts songs that blend hard rock riffs with country and Americana melodies. The band is featured in a documentary film directed by Eric Von Haessler titled “Scarred but Smarter: (life n times of drivin n cryin)” tracing the ups and downs of the band’s 28-year career and narrating the life of a rock band in a 20th century setting. Members Free/Visitors $10.


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Lee Daniels, The Butler

Kam Williams

By Kam Williams

Lee Daniels is best known for directing and producing the Academy Awardwinning film Precious which was nominated for a half-dozen Oscars in 2010, including histwo for Best Picture and Best Director. Mo’Nique won for Best Supporting Actress while scriptwriter Geoffrey Fletcher landed another for Best Adapted Screenplay. Lee’s production company, Lee Daniels Entertainment, made its feature film debut in 2001 with Monster’s Ball, the dysfunctional family drama for which Halle Berry would earn her historic, Best Actress Oscar. Last year, he wrote, produced and directed The Paperboy, an adaptation of the Pete Dexter novel starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, and Nicole Kidman. Here, he talks about his new picture, The Butler, a civil rights epic recounting the real-life story of an African-American who served in the White House at the pleasure of eight presidents, from 1952 to 1986. KW: So, what inspired you to make the movie? LD: What attracted me to the project was the father-son story which I looked at as a love story with the Civil Rights Movement as a backdrop. That was intriguing to me both because I’d had issues with my own dad, and because I have issues with my teenage son. I think the father-son love story is a universal one which transcends color. That’s what was sort of there on the page, but it wasn’t until I started shooting that we began getting into the Woolworth’s sit-ins and the Freedom Riders with the Molotov cocktails that I asked myself, “What have I stumbled upon?” It was then that I realized the film was much bigger than just the father-son story. KW: Did you decide to tackle the civil rights material because of the Trayvon Martin shooting? LD: No, it hadn’t happened when Danny Strong wrote the script, including the line “Any white man can kill any of us at any time and get away with it.” KW: You got Oscar-winners in Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams and Melissa Leo, and Oscar-nominees in Terrence Howard and Oprah Winfrey to come aboard. How were you able to assemble such an outstanding cast? LD: My usual way… throwing out a net, and fishing. [LOL] This one was easy because the material was so good. The actors I approached took the bait because

with Tonya English Dear SMC Last year when she was 15 my daughter had a baby. I didn’t know that she was sexually active at the time so, as much as I love my grandson, he was a big surprise. Now I don’t really trust my daughter when she says she’s not having sex but I know that the odds are that she is. She and my grandbaby’s father have a stranded relationship, but I think that they may still be sneaking around. I really don’t want her to have another baby but I don’t want her to think I’m giving her permission to have sex by putting her on birth control. Please help. No More Grandbabies Dear No More Grandbabies Forgive me if I don’t quite under-

they wanted to serve the material. We really didn’t have any money to pay them, so most of them lost money in relation to what their normal acting fee would be. KW: Harriet Pakula-Teweles asks: How has the tempest over re-using the title The Butler affected you? LD: Well, I just finished editing the movie five days ago. When did you see it, Kam? KW: Earlier today. LD: Well, I’m not sure which version you saw. Anyway, when I’m working on a movie, it’s like being in a cocoon. I consider it like giving birth, and I don’t leave the bubble, because if I do, then it’s bad and affects the child. But I was pulled out for a min-

Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels

ute when my kids told me about something they saw online. I didn’t even hear about it from the studio. It disturbed me, but I didn’t have time to think about it. KW: Well, it’s now called Lee Daniels’ The Butler. LD: The MPAA [Motion Pictures Association of America] gave me that title and I still don’t know how to feel about it. I just finished giving birth to the movie. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler!” It sounds like “The Greatest Show on Earth!” KW: My eyes must have welled up at least a half-dozen times while watching the film. As the director, you must be too close to the film for it to have that sort of emotional effect on you. LD: No, when I actually sat down all alone to watch the final cut just for pleasure, I broke down in tears. KW: You did a masterful job of portraying the tensions and differences between the Civil Rights and Black Power Generations. LD: There was no right and wrong. Cecil [played by Forest Whitaker] was right and so was his son [played by David Oyelowo]. You’ve got a problem when neither is wrong, yet you have a conflict. KW: Patricia also asks: What message do you want the public to take away from The Butler? LD: I hate that question, Patricia, because it forces me to be philosophical… I think the message is that we have got a long way to go. I hope that this film rips a scab off the sore that is racism in America today. stand the problem. Your teenage daughter already has a child and you think that putting her on birth control will be giving her permission to have sex. Mom, it seems to me that the one thing your daughter isn’t looking for is your permission. Let’s be real. As a mother if you feel that your daughter is sexually active, she probably is. It’s time that you and your daughter sit down mother to mother and look at birth control options. If you pretend that this isn’t something that needs to be addressed, so will she. Your baby now has a baby. So not only should you discuss birth control, but you need to get real with her about STD’s, AIDS and everything else that comes along with the physical act of sex. Her simple days of the birds and the bees have flown out the window. Don’t let her future follow. Send your letters to letters@singlemomchronicles. Tonya English is an entrepreneur, writer, motivational speaker and the founder of Single Mom Chronicles. She resides in the Dallas metroplex and is the single mom of two teenage girls.

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Liam Hemsworth’s Spying High in Paranoia

By Rych McCain, www.twitter.com and Facebook, www.rychmccainhollyhoodnotes.blogspot. com, www.rychmccainreviewwagon.blogspot. com

Liam Hemsworth plays a character named Adam Cassidy in the new technothriller PARANOIA. The character becomes trapped between two corporate CEO’s who are former partners but fell out with each other. The ex-partners not only started own companies, but eventually become bitter rivals are at odds with each other, in a quest to to grab gain and maintain dominance in their markets. Melbourne, Australia native Hemsworth navigates the role smooth and convincingly, while keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. So how was his experience filming in Philadelphia? Hemsworth is relaxed stating, “Philadelphia was great. I’d never been there before. It was interesting because it’s like a small New York. It’s not as big and easy to film in. We had a great time there. It’s a good city.” This is a story with a different twist from other projects he has worked on. What was the difference for him? A nice smile is produced as Hemsworth explains, “I think what’s good about this film is that you get a good inside about this day and age and how hard it is to keep things private from your personal life to the internet, and how much information is able to be stolen so easily and so quickly.” Hemsworth’s character Adam becomes involved with a high ranking corporate, sexy blonde bombshell named Emma (played by Amber Heard) who works closely under her boss Nicolas Wyatt (played by Gary Oldman) who is the adversary of his former partner Jock Goddard (play by Harrison Ford). The two meet at a dance club

Liam Hemsworth brings intrigue and drama in new film Paranoia (photo by: Relativity Media)

then are re-acquainted at a corporate meeting where Adam gets sucked into a vicious spy game between two companies. How would he sum up his character’s on screen romance with Emma? Hemsworth squeezes out a coy, sneaky grin when he says, “Amber’s character in the film is extremely intelligent and a little scary. I would say she’s pretty close to that in real life. On the set I would have conversations with Amber where she would say things that I didn’t understand. Those fashion magazines that she had spread out to read were just a front. She is really intelligent.” What are Hemsworth’s biggest concerns with electronic data now that he has done this film? He becomes serious at this point, “It’s interesting that one of the biggest threats these days is cyber warfare and how dangerous it is when they talk about terrorist groups hacking into to power plants and all of these things that are now run by computers and everything is connected. All of a sudden, we don’t have these things in place to protect us. We’ve advanced our technology so quickly that we haven’t thought about all of the repercussions that go along with it.”

TERRI’S REVIEW “The Butler: A Witness to History”

Terri Schlichenmeyer

Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer

Your boss is a very powerful person. When things need doing, he makes sure they’re done. She knows people, knows when to act and when to be patient, and how to get the best from her employees. He’s a class act. Everybody wants to work with her. Yes, your boss is powerful – but Eugene Allen had you beat. Over the course of thirty-four years, he worked for eight of the most powerful men in the free world. In “The Butler: A Witness to History” by Wil Haygood, you’ll read about Allen’s history-making job. In the middle of 2008, long before Democratic candidates for office were decided, Wil Haygood says that he “knew” Barack Obama would be the next president – which got him thinking. Haygood decided to find someone for whom all the historical events of the past sixty years had meant something. He wanted to find a black man or woman who’d worked in the White House. His search led him to eighty-nine-year-old Eugene Allen. Born some five decades after the end of slavery, Allen grew up working in a white family’s kitchen. There, he learned the fine arts of table-setting and dishwashing, which served him well: during the Depression, when jobs were scarce, Allen landed a position at a Washington DC country club. In 1952, he heard that the White House had openings in pantry work. He “wasn’t… looking for a job,” but applied anyhow. Not long after he was hired, he met his first boss, Harry Truman. He became good friends with his second boss; Haygood says that the two men

Written by Wil Haygood, c.2013, Atria (37Ink) ($18.00 / $21.00 Canada) 97 pages

golfed together after Dwight Eisenhower left office. In the aftermath of his third boss’s assassination, Allen held a “party” for White House children because he understood what they couldn’t. His last boss, Ronald Reagan, invited him to the White House… as a guest. For thirtyfour years, Allen worked his way from pantry to parlor. He met (and kept secrets for) world leaders and influential people. And in 2008, Eugene Allen did what he never before thought possible: he voted for an African American president. In his foreword to “The Butler,” the story that begat the movie, director Lee Daniels says his movie’s title character is “fictionalized.” The real Eugene Allen lived nearly a stones’ throw from his former place of employment. Author Wil Haygood got to know the man he frequently calls “the butler” and was obviously fascinated at the backstory to the job Allen did. “He was both a witness to history and unknown to it,” says Haygood as he puts Allen’s life in perspective for his readers. As that part of this book – and the friendship the men shared – unfolds, it’s hard not to feel a little awestruck at the history Allen witnessed and his humility for doing it. At just under 100 pages, it’ll take you about as long to read this book as it will to see the movie – and read it, you should. That’s because, for movie buffs and historians, “The Butler” is one very powerful book.


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 - 21, 2013

HEALTH

Lack Family, Feds Reach Settlement on Use of DNA Info

tion was out there,” Whye said. “It was like her medical records are just there to NEW YORK — Some 60 years ago, view with the click of the button. They a doctor in Baltimore removed cancer didn’t come to the family. ... It was like cells from a poor black patient named history was repeating itself.” After complaints, the researchers reHenrietta Lacks without her knowledge moved the genome data from public daor consent. Those cells eventually helped tabases. lead to a multitude of medical treatments Meanwhile, a team from the Univerand lay the groundwork for the multibilsity of Washington had derived a gelion-dollar biotech industry. nome from a different HeLa strain with It’s a saga made famous by the 2010 funding from the NIH and submitted it best-seller “The Immortal Life of Henfor publication. rietta Lacks.” The new agreement will restrict acNow, for the first time, the Lacks cess to the genome data from both studfamily has been given a say over at least ies. Researchers who want to use that some research involving her cells. Henrietta Lack’s sons and granddaughters data will have to ask permission from Lacks’ family members have never Jeri Lacks Whye, a granddaughter from a packed schedule of speaking en- the six-member committee. shared in any of the untold riches unApplicants will have to agree to relocked by the material, called HeLa who lives in Baltimore, said: “In the gagements and have also received donacells, and they won’t make any money past, the Lacks family has been left in tions from a foundation the writer estab- strictions such as not sharing the DNA information with others, reporting back under the agreement announced recently the dark” about research stemming from lished. Henrietta Lacks, who died in 1951 at on their results, and acknowledging the by the family and the National Institutes HeLa cells. Now, “we are excited to be part of the important HeLa science to age 31, was being treated for aggressive Lacks family in their publications. of Health. cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins HosThe deal also covers any future HeLa But they will have some control over come.” pital when the cells were removed. The genomes produced with NIH funding. Medical ethicists praised the NIH acscientists’ access to the cells’ DNA code. “They’ve basically put (the family) at And they will receive acknowledgement tion. There was no legal obligation to lack of consent was typical of the time, give the family any control over access long before modern-day rules were put the table where the decisions are going in the scientific papers that result. in place. to be made. That’s really a commonThe agreement came after the family to the genetic data. The cells were the first human cells sense thing to have done,” said Dr. Rob“They’re doing the right thing,” said raised privacy concerns about making Henrietta Lacks’ genetic makeup pub- Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton of Vanderbilt that could be grown indefinitely in a ert Cook-Deegan of Duke University’s lic. Since DNA is inherited, information University’s Centre for Biomedical Eth- laboratory. They became crucial for key Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy. The family has a legitimate right to from her DNA could be used to make ics and Society. “Having people at the ta- developments in such areas as vaccines say, “We want this to be a partnership, predictions about the disease risk and ble makes a difference in what you do,” and cancer treatments. HeLa cells are the most widely used not an exploitation,” Cook-Deegan said. other traits of her modern-day descen- she said, noting that some Native Amerihuman cell line in existence today. But can groups have a similar arrangement He and Clayton said the Lacks saga dants. Lacks died of her disease without know- was so unusual that they don’t expect the Under the agreement, two family with researchers. Rebecca Skloot, author of the ac- ing about them, and family members agreement to be repeated for other cases. members will sit on a six-member comclaimed 2010 book, sat in on the negotia- didn’t learn of them until 25 years later. But they said the deal highlights the ethimittee that will regulate access to the geThey weren’t told in the 1970s, when cal issues surrounding the handling of tions leading to the agreement, and she netic code. “The main issue was the privacy con- said family members never demanded doctors did research on Lacks’ chil- DNA and other biological samples from dren. And in the 1980s, family medical patients in research. cern and what information in the future money. Clayton said she thinks it will promight be revealed,” David Lacks Jr., “This discussion wasn’t about money records were published without family mote the idea of controlling access to grandson of Henrietta Lacks, said at a for them,” she said. Skloot noted that consent, according to Skloot. The story took a new turn in March, genome information, or at least obtainnews conference. family members are earning income when German researchers published ing explicit and informed consent from the DNA code, or genome, of a strain donors before putting such information of HeLa cells. The researchers hadn’t in publicly accessible databases. sought permission from the Lacks famCook-Deegan said the agreement proily before publishing, and the family motes the idea that donors or their family found out about it from Skloot. should have some kind of say over how “It was shocking and little disappoint- their DNA or tissue is used for research. ing, knowing that Henrietta’s informaBy Malcolm Ritter

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Your Eyes May Hold Clues to Stroke Risk DALLAS — In a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, researchers said retinal imaging may someday help assess if you’re more likely to develop a stroke — the nation’s No. 4 killer and a leading cause of disability. “The retina provides information on the status of blood vessels in the brain,” said Mohammad Kamran Ikram, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and assistant professor in the Singapore Eye Research Institute, the Department of Ophthalmology and Memory Aging & Cognition Centre, at the National University of Sin-

gapore. “Retinal imaging is a non-invasive and cheap way of examining the blood vessels of the retina.” Worldwide, high blood pressure is the single most important risk factor for stroke. However, it’s still not possible to predict which high blood pressure patients are most likely to develop a stroke. Still, the prevalence of high blood pressure in African-Americans is the highest in the world – an area of high concern. In this study, researchers tracked stroke occurrence for an average 13 years in 2,907 patients with high blood pressure who had not previously experienced

a stroke. At baseline, each had photographs taken of the retina, the light-sensitive layer of cells at the back of the eyeball. Damage to the retinal blood vessels attributed to hypertension — called hypertensive retinopathy — evident on the photographs was scored as none, mild or moderate/severe. During the follow-up, 146 participants experienced a stroke caused by a blood clot and 15 by bleeding in the brain. “It is too early to recommend changes in clinical practice,” Ikram said.


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 - 21, 2013

NFL PRESEASON

Titans Almost Win Preseason Opener By Ron Wynn

Titles are not won or lost in the preseason, so few people care that the Tennessee Titans dropped their exhibition opener 22-21 to the Washington Redskins Thursday night at LP Field. Instead, what was under scrutiny concerned the performances of the first team offensive and defensive units, how the top rookies and free agents looked, and whether Jake Locker has continued to make progress as the starting QB. Judging by the results, the Titans look a bit better than the 6-10 unit in disarray from last year, but they still have a long way to go before they resemble a playoff team. The best sign of improvement came in the running game, which head coach Mike Munchak has repeatedly said will be a point of emphasis this year. Chris Johnson only had two caries, but one of those was a 58-yard touchdown run. During that scamper, Johnson made a great cut back to the inside and also put such a move on Washington’s rookie safety Baccari Rambo that it ended up on ESPN’s SportsCenter. New addition Shonn Greene had a 19-yard scoring run and also looked good during his stint. He ran well both inside and outside, getting the tough yards that the Titans often failed to pick up last season. A second good sign came in the pass rush. Defensive ends Derrick Morgan and Karl Klug and tackle Jurrell Casey applied steady and consistent pressure. Rookie linebacker Lavar Edwards supplied a first-half sack and excellent pass rushing from the outside. The Titans also got steady play from new middle linebacker Moise Fokou. Jake Locker wasn’t overwhelming, but he avoided any devastating mistakes while playing much of the first half. He was sacked twice, and also had some early troubles. But he completed seven of 11 passes for 58 yards, though most of the completions came on check downs and were midrange passes. The Titans either deliberately didn’t try to stretch the field or were unable to get receivers open. The revamped offensive line’s performance wasn’t anything to celebrate, especially veteran tackle Michael Roos, usually one of their best players. Roos surrendered two early sacks, and was

BY RON WYNN Ugly Incident Puts More Focus on Language

Tennessee Titans’ defensive end Derrick Morgan (81) makes a big stop against the Washington Redskins during the early moments of Thursday’s opening preseason game. The Titans were edged 22-21 on a last minute scoring drive, but the first team offense and defense played well during its time on the field. The Titans’ next game is Saturday night on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals. Photo by Earl Flippen, Jr.

safety Bernard Pollard made for a tackle that violated the new rules against players launching themselves against other players. In past years, his diving tackle wouldn’t have even gotten much attention, but it drew a 15-yard penalty in Thursday’s game. Pollard is definitely an aggressive, hard-hitting type, but he needs to stay within the confines of the rules. The Titans aren’t good enough to NEXT PRESEASON afford giving teams extra downs and additional chances to score. GAME: August 17 Rob Bironas missed the game with a at Cincinnati bad back, so the Titans didn’t have any field goal attempts. Bret Kern did a decent badly beaten on one of them. Another jog of punting, but seemed to get weary time rookie guard Chance Warmack and in the second half. Marc Mariani handled tackle Mike Otto got confused on who punt returns, while Darius Reynaud was was supposed to pick up a rushing line- the kickoff returner. One surprise was man. Neither one did, and Locker paid Jackie Battle, who made a good impresthe price with a sack. sion as the number three running back The Titans’ gave up a late touchdown behind Johnson and Greene. He seemed and two-point conversion, but by that to get an advantage over Jalen Parmele time both teams had emptied their bench- and Reynaud. Maikon Bonai handled es. There won’t be third and fourth-string kickoffs. defensive players on the field when the The Titans play their final home preseason starts, so the last minute Wash- season contest Aug. 24 against the Atington touchdown won’t be held against lanta Falcons. The first roster cuts come the regulars. Aug. 27, when they get down to 75 playBut one thing that will be closely ers. The final cuts and trimming to 53 monitored concerns the penalty that will be Aug. 31.

LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

South Nashville Heads to Williamsport, PA

Nelson. He allowed only one run on five hits during his five-inning stint. He also The South Nashville Little League struck out five. The Sounds got a boost All-Stars made it two consecutive years from Blake Lalli. Lalli had two hits in for area teams to enjoy postseason sucfour at bats, with the biggest being a cess Friday, as they won the Southtwo-run homer in the top of the second east Regional 5-3 in Warner Robins, inning off Colorado Springs starter ArGeorgia. The victory ensured a trip for mando Galarraga. Josh Prince matched them to the Little League World SeLalli with two hits in three at-bats. His ries Thursday. But the win didn’t come single preceded Lalli’s home run. The easy, as South Nashville rallied from an Sounds got their other run in the fifth early three-run deficit to defeat the team inning on a sacrifice fly by Eugenio from Tuckahoe American, Virginia. over the team that had defeated them Velez. That scored Blake Davis, who Zane Denton and Trae McElemore 3-1 in the regional’s opening round opened the inning with a single. each had singles that drove in runs dur- Aug. 2. Johnnie Lowe and Brent Leach coning their third-inning rally. But the big tributed a combined three plus innings The city of Warner Robins provided blow came from Robert Hassell. He a fireworks celebration after the win of scoreless relief, before giving way had a three-run homer over the cen- that lasted nearly an hour. Then the to closer Jesus Sanchez in the ninth inter-field fence that capped the five-run team returned to its hotel to pack. A ning. He didn’t escape unscathed, givexplosion. McElemore then switched shuttle took them back to the hotel early ing up three consecutive singles and a his heroics to the pitching side of the in the morning and they took a return run to Colorado Springs. Jordan Pachediamond. The youngster nicknamed bus trip to Atlanta. That was followed co, Tim Wheeler and Herman Iribarren “Big Papi” (after the Boston Red Sox by a 6:30 a.m. flight to Williamsport, (a former Sound) put together hits, with designated hitter) pitched three score- Pennsylvania. Iribarren’s single scoring Pacheco and less relief innings, stopping what had Fortunately, there are a few practice putting Wheeler on third. But Sanchez previously been an explosive Tuckahoe days ahead for the South Nashville team retired Reid Brignac on a lineout to American squad. before they face New England in the third that ended the game. South Nashville got a good early opening round on Thursday. Some inThe Sounds remain on the West pitching performance from starter Tan- field and outfield practice will no doubt Coast this week. They began a fourner Morgan. He struck out six during be part of those pre-game activities. game series with Reno Monday night. the first three innings, but was a bit The Little Leaguers weren’t the only Sounds’ left-hander Chris Narveson undermined by shaky defensive per- Nashville team to enjoy some road suc- has enjoyed some recent success despite formances behind him. There were cess over the weekend. The Nashville an overall 4-6 record and 4.99 earnedthree errors during his stint, plus a two- Sounds earned a split of their four-game run average. Narveson has worked a run homer from Mark Buisson. But road series with the Colorado Springs season-high 16 2/3 consecutive scorethe combined efforts of Morgan and Sunday night, defeating them 3-2. less innings over his last three games. McElemore enabled South Nashville to It was the third win in seven deci- He was opposed by left-hander Tyler get both a comeback and revenge win sions for right-handed starter Jimmy Skaggs (6-7, 4.12). By Ron Wynn

When Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Riley Cooper was caught on video uttering the “N” word at a Kenny Chesney concert, there was immediate and widespread reaction. The fallout remains, with many people questioning Cooper’s quick return to the Eagles’ camp and roster following three days of “sensitivity training.” It remains to be seen whether the Eagles can ever fully recover from the situation. But another incident, one not nearly as well publicized, has triggered more discussion about the power and pervasiveness of racial slurs. A News One story surfaced regarding a confrontation between ESPN broadcasters Michael Smith and Hugh Douglas. Douglas, who was drunk, was heard berating Smith for not supporting his desire to go on stage with a musical group. He also hurled the “N” word at Smith several times in a vicious and ugly series of verbal assaults. As of last week, Douglas was on suspension at ESPN, but the incident wasn’t being discussed on that outlet’s airwaves. It was just beginning to be assessed among various Blacks, in part because it hasn’t gotten the general coverage given the Cooper incident. But it did bring renewed questions of whether a double standard exists regarding racial slurs and their impact. Some Black journalists, notably USA Today’s Jarrett Bell and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, have publicly talked about how much they dislike hearing the “N” word being casually used in locker rooms around the country. But others have in turn attacked Bell and Smith, claiming that they are letting Whites off the hook by equating internal friendly banter with racist diatribes, and trying to take the onus off racism by making it seem as though Blacks don’t really care that much about racial slurs and only get exorcised if they hear whites using the term. One thing that often gets lost in these discussions is context. There has always been a degree of internal joking and references among groups that represent a bond between them. Whether it’s racial or ethnic, words that would be slurs and insults when used outside the group can truly be terms of endearment within it. That’s vastly different from someone using those terms in deliberately offensive, inflammatory fashion. Both the Cooper and Douglas incidents are examples of people who have taken one of the worst (if not the most vile) words in the English language and intentionally used it to demean the image and reputation of others. Cooper’s saying he would “beat every “N” word in here” and Douglas’ calling Smith a “house “N” word” were done to illustrate just how little they thought of particular people. In both cases, the user knew the power and historical meaning of the word, and was seeking to make a point. I’ve long wished that all racial and ethnic slurs could be removed from the language, and that people would find more positive ways of addressing each other. But I also understand that sometimes what’s otherwise a derogatory term can be turned into an endearing one in the right situation and presented in a very specific manner. I’m not sure what’s going to happen with either Riley Cooper or Hugh Douglas, but both of them could use some sensitivity training and history lessons.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 - 21, 2013

The Tennessee Tribune 7B

SPORTS Serena Breezes To Rogers Cup Victory Expectations Low for UT

WOMENS TENNIS

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

By Ron Wynn

Serena Williams won her third Rogers Cup and eighth title of the season Sunday in Toronto. The 6-2, 6-0 victory took less than an hour and cemented her firm hold on the WTA’s number one ranking among women tennis players. Williams next heads to Cincinnati as she prepares to defend her U.S. Open singles title in a couple of weeks.

rarily settle Cirstea down. She won two straight games, closing to 3-2. But then Serena Williams was back in domi- Williams blistered through the next nant form last week, romping to her three games, with a forehand winner third Rogers Cup title Sunday in To- closing out the first set at 6-2. She then ronto. Williams didn’t lost a set the en- never let opponent into the second set, tire week and dropped only 22 games blowing through it to quickly end any before Sunday’s finale, where she oust- suspense regarding the match. “The start was not as bad as the ed unseeded Romania Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-0. It was her eighth WTA title scoreboard showed,” Cirstea said. “The first three games I had really this season and the 54th of her career. This field wasn’t nearly as strong good chances, so I should have been as those in some other tournaments up three-love. Suddenly I found myshe’s won. It was missing two top five self down three-love. I know the score players as neither Maria Sharapova or seems quite tough, but there were moVictoria Azarenka were entered. Then ments when I felt the match was closer Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli than it seemed.” “I was surprised to see how many dropped out early due to injury. Williams’ only really difficult match was Romanians there were out there and her semifinal against third-seeded Ag- how many flags I’ve seen,” Cirstea nieszka Radawnska. She dropped half continued. “It was an incredible atmoof the games that she lost the entire sphere and it made me feel like home when they were screaming, supporttournament during that match. “No tournament is ever easy, espe- ing me and saying positive things. I’m cially in the position I am in,” Williams looking forward to coming back here.” But she is hoping for a better perfortold USA Today. “The tournament starts and they expect you to win. And mance next time, especially after a secthe tournament is like, “You’re going to ond set that took less than a half hour be in the final and after your semifinal and an overall loss that ended just short I want you to do this, and you do this of sixty minutes. Still, Cirstea earned and this press.’ Who knows if I’ll even $213,000, almost half of what she’d make it to the semifinals? It’s a lot of won for the entire season to date. Williams earned $426,000 for the victory. pressure. It’s not easy.” Williams’ previous Rogers Cup “For me it’s always about constantly improving and never saying ‘I did great victories came in 2001 and 2011. She and I can be satisfied,” Williams added. had several friends on hand cheering “I did great (today), but can I do better? her as well, most notably local hip-hop What can I improve on? That’s what I star Drake, who was also in attendance always strive for. When I get satisfied, when she won in 2011. “We’re really good friends,” Wiland for a lot of players, the (playing) liams acknowledged. “I was excited level goes down.” Williams put immediate pressure that he made it today.” She has another on Cirstea, who was appearing in only warm-up tournament in Cincinnati this her third final. She double-faulted on week, before heading to New York and the very first point, and again at 30-40 the US Open, where she is the defendto give Williams a quick break. Then ing champion. Other than her surprisshe was broken again to fall behind 3-0 ing early exit at Wimbledon, Williams early in the first set. A visit from her has been undefeated in match play coach Darren Cahill seemed to tempo- since March. By Ron Wynn

After three subpar seasons, few people have high expectations for Tennessee’s football team in 2013. Though their history and tradition are such that anything less than championship contention is too much for some fans, the majority recognize that new coach Butch Jones is making changes on both sides of the ball and that it would be the ultimate folly to expect his first team to challenge for conference honors, let alone a place in the national championship scheme. Instead, Jones will work to establish consistency and ultimately excellence from his offensive and defensive units, neither of which displayed very much during a three-season run that’s featured at least seven losses each time. The first thing that must be fixed is a defense that gave up a record number of big plays and points. Tennessee is returning to a 4-3 scheme, abandoning the 3-4 installed last season by Sal Sunseri that could neither stop the run, put pressure on the passer or prevent teams from routinely marching up and down the field at will on the Volunteers. The second thing that has to be addressed is their quarterback situation. Tyler Bray departed with a year of eligibility remaining, but there wasn’t much of an attempt at persuading him to stay. It seems that Tennessee coaches had had their fill of Bray, especially some off-thefield antics and what they perceived as a lack of leadership and a tendency to let any in-game setbacks affect his attitude and performance. Whether they can get quality performances from any of the newcomers or holdovers will go a long way towards determining if they can break the run of 5-7, non-bowl performances. Tennessee looks best on its lines, particularly the defensive one. The offensive line seems capable of providing quality production, while they desperately need the defensive tackles and ends to deliver more sacks and also stop the onslaught of teams having success with sweeps to either side. They’re also looking for more toughness, improved pass rush and better coverage from the linebackers. There was a time when any UT home game was automatically a sellout and always available on television. That’s no longer the case, with their Aug. 31 opener against Austin Peay a textbook example. The 6 p.m. game will be on pay-per-view only, and there’s a good chance that there will be plenty of tickets available. It’s also the kind of game that they absolutely have to win.

The Tennessee Volunteers hope that Justin Worley can establish himself as their quarterback this season.

The same is true for their second home game Sept. 7 against Western Kentucky. That’s on the new SEC Network, and is a 12 noon contest. Once again, expect tickets to be rather plentiful, and UT has to have a win as well to enjoy any chance of a winning season. Things get rough from that point. Their first road game is Sept. 14 against the Oregon Ducks in Eugene, a 3:30 contest that’s also on either ABC or ESPN. Oregon has been among the nation’s premier teams the past few years. They also have a new coach, but their fastbreak offense is extremely tough and they seldom lose at home. Then Tennessee goes from there to another bruising locale where visitors seldom win, the swamp in Florida against the Gators Sept. 21. Assuming a 2-2 record over that first month, they will be home favorites against South Alabama Sept. 28. They’ll be a considerable home underdog against Georgia Oct. 5. So that puts them at 3-3 coming into the Oct. 12 open date. The second half stars with two more very difficult games. They’re at home Oct. 18 against South Carolina and on the road Oct. 26 for the annual contest with Alabama. That’s followed by another road game against Missouri Nov. 2 and a home game with Auburn Nov. 9. Their second open date should see them at 5-5. A best case scenario has UT winning their final two games against Vanderbilt at home and Kentucky on the road for a 7-5 season and first winning mark in four years. A more realistic assessment would be splitting the final two games, making Butch Jones’ first year 6-6 with a possible bowl in the offing. Not exactly a great season, but a lot better than 5-7 or worse.

MLB

Braves Beat Marlins After Snapping 14-Game Win Streak

being moved into the lead-off spot. Atlanta shook off an early three-run deficit The Atlanta Braves bounced back and took their 38th comeback victory of Sunday night to start a new winning the season, the most in the major leagues. streak, defeating the Miami Marlins Mike Minor improved his record to 12-5, 9-4 and taking two of the three games even though it was not his sharpest outing in their weekend series. It was also their this season. He saw a streak of six straight 15th win in their last 16 games, and their starts with no more than two earned runs offense reasserted itself after being held broken, but after surrendering the early to three hits in Saturday night’s 1-0 de- runs he kept the Marlins in check. feat. The only disappointing thing about Miami has lost seven of its last eight. the weekend was the one loss prevented Starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez had them from tying their all-time mark of 15 gone the entire season without giving up a home run before Freeman connected. straight wins. “When you win 14 in a row, it’s al- He gave up four runs on seven hits and ways a good thing and then the next thing a walk in six innings. Pinch-hitter Joey you know you get shut out,” Braves first Terdoslavich drew a walk to start a fourbaseman Freddie Freeman told the As- run seventh inning. Dan Jennings (1-3) sociated Press Sunday. “You don’t want took the loss. that to keep going. We wanted to come The Braves did suffer another injury out here and get some runs on the board problem, though this one doesn’t seem early.” quite as serious. Justin Upton left the The Braves got a three-run homer game in the fifth inning with cramping in from Freeman and four hits from Jason his left hamstring. Braves manager Fredi Heyward, who has been flourishing since Gonzalez said it was the second time this By Ron Wynn

Coming Next Week The Titans go to Cincinnati as they play their first road preseason game of the year against the Bengals. The Predators get ready for training camp, while we’ll preview the new season schedule for the Tennessee Volunteers. The Sounds look to the end of the year, while the Braves prepare for the playoffs. We’ll have those and other stories in next week’s edition of the Tennessee Tribune.

season that the problem has occurred. The Braves’ tear began with a threegame sweep over the St. Louis Cardinals. When they came into Atlanta, the Cardinals were leading MLB in several offensive categories. Since being swept, they endured their worse slump of the season and now trail the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Central Division by three games. After that, the Braves faced the Colorado Rockies. They produced one of their trademark comeback wins, overcoming a 5-0 third inning deficit by scoring six of their own. They then proceeded to plow through series against the two teams directly behind them, posting sweeps of both Philadelphia and Washington on the road. Already possessing the best home record in the majors, the recent winning streak has elevated their road record to 32-30 (as of Monday). Most importantly, they began the week with a huge 14 ½ game lead over the Washington

Nationals, easily the biggest of any division leader. The Braves have certainly been helped by the weakness of the National League in general. There were only six teams out of 15 on Monday with .500 or better records, and three of those were in one division, the Central. The Los Angeles Dodgers, winners of five straight and nine of 10, had opened a 7 ½ game lead over the Arizona Diamondback, the only other Western Division club with a winning record at 59-57. The best National League race was in the Central. Pittsburgh at 70-47 needs only 12 victories in its final 45 games to snap a 20-year string of losing seasons. The Cardinals were three games back, the Cincinnati Reds were five behind them. All three of those teams may make the playoffs, with the numbers two and three in the division probably slated to face each other in the wild card elimination game.

Today would be Gene Upshaw’s 68th birthday. Upshaw was one of the greatest offensive linemen in NFL history. He was the first player to appear in Super Bowls during three different decades (‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s). He was selected to the Sporting News’ 1969 AFL All League Team as well. But while his lengthy career with the Oakland Raiders (14 years) was exemplary, Upshaw enjoyed even more notoriety and importance as the longtime head of the NFL Players’ Union. He was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987. Upshaw passed in 2008.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 - 21, 2013

RELIGION

Studying to Show Ourselves Approved: The Necessity of Bible Study

Rev. Jason Curry, Ph.D.

By Rev. Jason Curry, Phd. Fisk Memorial Chapel

Unfortunately, Christians are often misled by people, who in some cases, are sincerely trying to help other Christians in their walk with God. One of the reasons why we are often mislead by those who are teaching or preaching the word of God is because we have not taken the time to study the bible for ourselves. I remember going over my friend’s house a few years ago, and I noticed that there was more dust on top of his bible, then there was on the front porch outside of his house. He had

a very nice looking bible which sat on the top of his dresser. After seeing that the bible had not been used for some time, I was tempted to tell a joke by saying: “Brother, is the bible for reading or is it just for decoration? What would it take to get you to open this book?” However, in an effort to keep the friendship intact, and eat some more of the great chicken that his mom was cooking, and just decided to bite my tongue and to keep the peace. Finding a daily and consistent time to ready, study, memorial and internalize the word of God is essential for those to are called to lead, teacher, preach or minister to the people of God. In the Old Testament, specifically Psalm 119 and verse 105, King David says: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Paul picks up this theme about the importance of the word of God in the New Testament, for his writes in the fifteenth verse of his second letter to Timothy : “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth

not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Studying the word of God will assist us in avoiding the persistent perils of “prosperity preaching.” God loves affluent and impoverished people. Some people do not have a number of material possessions; however, their financial reality does not mean that they are somehow outside of the love, grace, influence of God. Studying the word of God helps to remind us how God has moved in the lives of people throughout salvation history. Through God’s word we are reminded that sometime kings and prophets can share common ground. When Nehemiah saw the walls torn down he wept. The King allowed him to rebuild the wall and ultimately God was glorified. Through God word were are reminded of miracles; thousands were fed with manna and Moses led with a cloud by day and fire by night. A daily devotion to God through bible is essential for growth in our spiritual live. Let us continue to study to show ourselves approved unto God.

When You Open Your Eyes, What Do You See? Everyday Joy by Regina Prude

young enough to be a recent high school graduate—assured me that “floaters” are common. Her solution: “Come back if they get worse.” Later, in the drug store, I noticed an entire section of vitamins for eye health. I bought some. Each morning, when I open my eyes, I am thankful for vision. Without it, what would I miss? How would I work? The eyes have an infinite Regina M. Prude ability to express emotion— what we feel, how we love, what “…I will guide You with My we think. The eye speaks many eye.” Psalm 32:8 NKJV languages. These strange, lovely words by the psalmist remind Got healthy eyes? Be thank- us of God’s gentle compassion. ful. Scientists say 4.2 million Just think, God has His eye on Americans are visually im- you! paired. Experimental therapies What do you see when you and technologies are solving look at God? What does God vision problems with gene ther- see when He looks at you? In apy, stem cells and even modi- that contact, two become one. fied versions of Vitamin A. You and God. Recently, I panicked when In heaven, we will see Him I saw a small pool of shadowy face-to-face. For today, clear spots drift across one eye. My your vision; focus your gaze young doctor—who looked on God. Prayer clears your vi-

sion. When you pray, more light streams in. His brightness illuminates. 0.3 seconds. That’s the time it takes to blink. Every blink lubricates our eyes. Our blinks total thirty minutes per day. Thirty minutes of your waking time is spent with your eyes closed. You see nothing. In the spiritual context, fix your vision on God; try not to blink! Keep your eyes open. God is looking into your eyes, across a sea of other faces. Look back. You’ll like what you see. © Regina M. Prude, 2012 Regina is an inspirational speaker & author. Comments: regina@reginaprude. com or POB 58795, Nashville, TN 37205. Blog: www. reginaprude.com; Facebook: w w w.fa c e b o ok .c om /re g i naprude; Twitter: http://twitter.com/rprude.

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AsktheElder Are You Your Brothers & Sisters Keeper? Governor Bill Haslam Again thank you Rev. down to the local DisJoseph Myles for your comtrict Representative any ments and in the same spirit representative is against of Godly love I start off this “The Affordable Care article by saying yes we Act.” http://www.whiteare our brother’s & sister’s house.gov/healthreform keeper. As followers of Jewe are all covered by the sus Christ we are called to grace of God, the love of not only win souls, Mark God, and the patience of 16:15, “And he said unto God, why do we allow them, Go ye into all the our tax dollars to go to world, and preach the gosthings such as spendpel to every creature.” But Elder “X” Lawson ing 20.1% on National to also help transform the Defense, but we do not world into the kingdom of heaven. We are called to “pursue perfec- consider to spend one cent, one penny tion to impact an imperfect world.” Jesus of a single dollar to help our fellow huis perfect and we peruse Jesus to have man being who cannot afford health care access to the things of God. In the state have access to a doctor? As Christians of TN there should be no reason from we cannot say we allow our tax dollars

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to be spent to prepare for war, build weapons of mass destruction, and train up great military’s but as for our citizens who need the most help we spend less and if some had their way spend nothing on them. We are called to speak the gospel of Jesus, teach the gospel, and to also live out the gospel of Jesus Christ who laid down his life for us showing us what the ultimate sacrifice looks like to love someone even though they don’t realize, recognize or even understand why the system is broken the way it is, but despite just how broken it is, love covers a multitude of brokenness. Love should cause you to vote in every local then national election, love should get you to knock on doors and make sure your neighborhood is a voting neighborhood, love polices your community driving out the drug dealers, the pimps and the prostitutes teaching them they can have what they are searching for through

Segregated Churches, Segregated Lives in houses of worship on Sunday mornings appears In a scene from the mov- to limit the likelihood nonie “Lincoln,” a Democrat Hispanic white Americans arguing against passage of will date, much less marry, the 13th Amendment de- a black, Hispanic or Asian risively mentions the idea partner. of interracial marriage to In one national study of ridicule the legislation that dating practices, researchwould abolish slavery. ers found those who atA century-and-a-half tended church most often later, as an African-Amer- were far less likely to have ican president is inaugu- dated someone from anrated for a second term, other race. interracial unions still are And in a separate study relatively rare. of more than 12,000 peoAnd faith groups may ple who were or had been be part of the reason married, only Catholics Americans still find it so were significantly more difficult to transcend race likely than people from and ethnicity in matters of other traditions to cross the heart, new research in- significant racial or ethnic dicates. boundaries. Believers played a ma“Segregated churches jor role in the civil rights breed segregated lives,” movement, but the volun- says researcher Samuel tary segregation still found Perry of the University of By David Briggs

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an almighty God, and love causes us to challenge the status quo of “OUR” government telling “OUR” government what we want it to do for us and not what a lobby group thinks is best for their organization. As followers of Jesus Christ our impact must be beyond the church walls, we are the church and the church is in us, where we are is where the gospel must be spread. Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand help spread that word to every political leader starting from your local assembly to the Governor of TN and beyond, Psalm 24:1, “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” Do you have any questions and comments; email it to Elderxlawson@yahoo.com Catch “Real Gospel” with The Xman Sunday’s 9a–12n on 88.1FM WFSK, Listen live at WFSKFM.ORG. On Twitter @XuamLawson

Chicago. Churches are still one of the least likely places white, black, Asian and Hispanic Americans will encounter one another. Pew’s 2007 American Religious Landscape Survey found non-Hispanic whites made up more than 9-in-10 members of mainline Protestant churches and more than 8-in-10 members of evangelical Protestant churches, while more than 9-in-10 members of historically black churches were non-Hispanic blacks. Nearly 3-in10 Catholics were Hispanic, compared with just 3 percent of mainline Protestants.


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MTSU Disabled Student Services Head Retiring Aug. 15, Leaves Lasting Legacy MURFREESBORO — Blind since birth, John Harris attended MTSU in the late 1970s and later returned to become the university’s first Disabled Student Services director in 1985. This week, Harris will be retiring from the job he calls “the greatest thing ever to happen to me” after 27-plus years of service as an iconic member of the university staff. A native of Munford, Tenn., in Tipton County, Harris officially will retire Thursday, Aug. 15, but will stay on in a part-time capacity while a replacement is found. The university held a celebration for Harris on Tuesday in the Keathley University Center. One of the most treasured people on campus because of his outgoing personality, attitude and how he treats others, Harris said it was time to leave. “Sometimes you kind of need to know when it’s time to do something different or move in another direction,” he said. “Two questions I kept asking myself were, ‘Do I have enough money to live on and could I wake up every morning at 7 or 7:30 and not have anywhere to go?’ For 27 years, I had this job. How am I going to manage that?” Factoring into his decision was changing technology. “What I do best is sitting down with students and mapping out a strategy for life,” he said. “You don’t have a lot of time to do that. Things just move too fast.” Harris, who turns 62 on Oct. 27, leaves a lasting impression on his superiors and colleagues for his efforts in administering the Americans with Disabilities Act and his being in the corner for students with disabilities. The MTSU program recently had 770 students with disabilities that range from vision, hearing, physical, psychological, learning and others. “John is like an ADA celebrity within the state,” said Dr. Watson Harris, ADA coordinator and director of MTSU’s Academic Technology Planning and Projects. “And he deserves this celebrity status. He is an excellent advocate for

A framed photograph titled “Window of Opportunity” appropriately is located in the MTSU office of John Harris, director of Disabled Student Services. Blind since birth, the continually optimistic Harris always has looked forward to the opportunities he has encountered. He calls his job “the best thing that ever happened to me.” Harris, 61, an MTSU alumnus and native of Munford, will retire Aug. 15 after more than 27 years on the job. (Photo by MTSU News and Media Relations)

students with disabilities. His heart is in helping these students survive not only college, but pushing them to be successful in life.” Sarah Sudak, associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students, said Harris “established the program at MTSU and has grown the program over the years to serve the needs of our varied students. Throughout his years of service, John has broadened his reach beyond the MTSU campus and has become a valuable resource across the state.” “But he has never forgotten that his roots are at MTSU,” Sudak added. “I know John is eager to see the program reach the next level, and we are committed to insuring his legacy continues to

serve our students well.” Deb Sells, vice president for Student Affairs, said Harris “has left an indelible mark on MTSU, having been the primary builder of our highly successful program to support disabled students on our campus.” “John has served as a skilled service provider, while also serving as a role model for students pursuing their education and career,” Sells said. “John’s strength has been his ability to build effective relationships, not only with students, but with faculty, staff, parents, legislators and other professionals throughout the state. He will be missed.” Harris said he was a captain who compiled a 21-3 individual record wres-

tling in the 120-pound weight division when in high school at Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville. He is a season ticket holder for MTSU football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball games. Influenced by his grandfather, who was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, Harris remains a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball fan, listening to many of their games on radio and occasionally on television. How does Harris want to be remembered? “That I love the school (MTSU), that I gave everything I had every day I came to work and that I never wanted to leave work any day and say I didn’t try to help students that day.”

Glasses Bring Girl’s World Back in Focus NASHVILLE, TN — Once upon a time, teenage girls were not clamoring to sport a pair of thick, black, oversized eyeglasses. But 13-year-old Alexis London couldn’t hide her excitement; not only at a chance to wear the lenses, but to show them off. “So what if I look like a robot?” giggles Alexis. “I can read. I can text. I will be able to do my own homework without my mom’s help.

“Hey daddy I love you!!!”Alexis typed with a grin almost as bright as the lights on her new-age specs. The reaction was just what Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D., was hoping for. Sonsino is an optometrist and director of the Center for Sight Enhancement at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He developed the Low Vision Readers that enable Alexis to perform tasks that were deemed near impossible, like texting and reading without an oversized

Jeffery Sonsino, O.D., gets a hug from Alexis at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. (photo by Steve Green)

With the help of her new Low Vision Readers, Vanderbilt Eye Institute patient Alexis London can once again perform difficult tasks such as texting and reading. (photo by Steve Green)

“I think I’m going to call them my Google glasses.” Moments after having the glasses adjusted to her face, she asked for her mother’s cell phone.

magnifying glass. The lighted eyeglasses, which are a relatively inexpensive piece of technology, will allow the eighthgrader to return to using textbooks in- on an iPad. stead of relying on grossly enlarged text Alexis’ vision began to deteriorate

after she was diagnosed last fall with an inoperable brain tumor. She has experienced a rapid decline in her eyesight over the last four months, with no vision in her right eye and only half of the visual field remaining in her left eye. “She has really had to rely on us,” said Tammy London, Alexis’ mother. “I’m not sure how she has compensated, to be honest. But she has a great attitude and hasn’t really slowed down too much.” As a member of the cheerleading squad, the Sycamore Middle School in Pleasant View student will be rooting for members of the Knights football and basketball teams. “I’ve been cheering since I was 8 years old,” said Alexis. “The only things my doctor said I can’t do are stunts and gymnastic stuff. “I love cheering,” she said. “It’s just a great feeling and I like seeing people smile. Cheering makes me smile, keeps me upbeat and happy and I get to do the same for other people.” Sonsino is grateful he was able to be a part of making Alexis’ day. The glasses, typically sized for adults, required quite a bit of tweaking to fit the petite teen’s face. But Sonsino is most thankful for Juana “Chiqui” Goldstein, who donated the funds to cover the glasses. “This family has been dealing with so many medical expenses with Alexis’ cancer treatments,” said Sonsino. “When I was talking about her case, I was blown away that there are wonderful people connected to Vanderbilt whose small donation can make such a huge impact. “Looking in the mirror, she smiled with such confidence,” he said. “And getting that huge hug from her was all the thanks any provider would ever need.”


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