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Maryland Touts Low Obamacare Health Insurance Premiums By Jeffery Young Huffingtonpost.com

Health coverage sold on Obamacare’s health insurance exchange in Maryland will be among the cheapest in the country, state officials said. A 21-year-old nonsmoker will be able to buy health insurance that costs as little as $93 a month on the Maryland Health

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Connection, the state’s health insurance exchange, starting Oct. 1 for coverage that takes effect Jan 1, the Maryland Insurance Division revealed in a press release. Rates for insurance with richer benefits and lower deductibles will be higher and premiums will vary by age, residence location, tobacco use and whether family members enroll. Maryland is the latest state to disclose how much health insurance actually will

cost under President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. The state joins California, New York and elsewhere in achieving monthly premiums below estimates by the Congressional Budget Office and others. Officials in states including Indiana have released preliminary findings suggesting health insurance costs will skyrocket as a Premiums Continued on page 8A

Future of Nashville General and Meharry Still Questioned By Ronald W. Weathersby

Last September in a letter to Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. Chairman, Board of Trustees of Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority (MNHA) the Alvarez and Marsal Healthcare Industry Group, LLC provided the board with a strategic assessment of opportunities that provided short term strategies for financial and operational improvement of the facility. Those strategies have yet to be acted upon given the current instability at Meharry Medical College the hospital’s partner. However, change will be coming according to Crenshaw.

Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr.

with the Community Dance Group. Her first CD: “So Amazing”, was produced by Toney Dabney. On Sunday, join Robyn Gordon at Kenwood High School as she sings the National Anthem for the Raleigh A. Jones Back 2 School Bash. Lelan Statom of News channel 5 will host this event.

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ville and Davidson County. NMNHA has received substantial financial support from Mayor Karl Dean and the Metro Council and in a written statement the mayor affirmed his commitment to the facility located in North Nashville. “Mayor Dean is supportive of Nashville General Hospital (NGH). We are working with both Nashville General and Meharry Medical College on how best to serve the healthcare needs of North Nashville residents and all Nashvillians,” wrote spokesperson Bonna Johnson. “This process is an opportuHospitals Continued on page 11A

TSU Music Professor to Release Debut CD Aug. 27

Local 9-Year-Old Artist Performs Robyn Gordon, age 9 who is a 4th grader at Hazelwood Elementary School in Clarkesville Robyn sang the National Anthem at the Clarksville Community wide “Back to School Event at Summit Heights”. Lelan Statom of News channel 5 hosted this event. Multi Talented Robin also danced

“Since the report was issued we have continued to review it, implemented some changes and established some benchmarks,” Crenshaw said in a telephone interview. “We continue to be challenged in terms of our patient census that is too low. The economic status of the hospital has not changed.” Patient census refers to the number of admitted patients in a hospital at a given time. Crenshaw says that the lack of admitted patients at MNHA has necessitated the short-term and long-term changes the board is contemplating but he is committed to continuing the historic mission of MNHA which is to serve uninsured and under-insured individuals in Nash-

NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – Edwin Imer Santiago, a Nashville trumpeter, composer and Tennessee State University adjunct professor in the department of music, will release his debut music CD, Hidden Journey, Aug. 27, bringing the vibrancy of Nashville’s current jazz scene into shining focus. Santiago’s musical journey, which began in his native Ohio with stops in New Orleans and Austin, took an important turn Santiago

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Mitchell to Lead Heritage Foundation on

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Reavis Mitchell

Retired police officer Walter Holloway looks back on his 35 years with the Nashville police force on this week’s Take 10 on Tuesdays with the Tennessee Tribune. Holloway tells reporter Ron Wynn he served as both a regional and national figure in the National Black Police Association. In Nashville, he spent 12 years heading the anti-gang unit and presided over several programs at local churches and youth organizations to stop the spread and influence of gangs in the area. Holloway also worked very hard to improve relations between the African American community and the police force. You can see the interview at www.tntribune.com Please pick up a copy of the August 15 edition of the Tennessee Tribune to read more about retired Police Officer Walter Holloway.

NASHVILLE, TN — Reavis Mitchell, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, is a renowned historian, faculty member and author at Fisk University, the well known historically black university in Nashville, Tennessee. Fisk University , acknowledged as the seat of many highly

acclaimed, celebrated and historically significant icons such as the Jubilee Singers, social scientist and activist, W.E.B. DuBois, composer and musician, John W. Work, poet, Arna Bontemps and artist, Aaron Douglas, adds the name of Dr. Reavis Mitchell to its list of no-

TN Jr. Senate Candidate Responds to Lies Though Lenard was born in St. Louis, Missouri, she grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She worked hard, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biblical Education and Leadership from Beulah Heights Bible University, and earning her masters degree in Public Administration and Political Science at Kennesaw State University. Currently, she is working on her PHD at The University of Tennessee at

By A.J. Dugger III

Many people are talking about Brenda Lenard as she runs to become the next United States Senator for Tennessee. If elected, she’ll become the first African American woman to hold the position. However, she’s had to endure several recent hardships including being the unfortunate subject of fraud in articles written by journalists and the loss of her six month-old baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

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table talent. Dr. Mitchell , a 1965 graduate of Pearl High School has continued to play a pivotal role in preserving, recording and disseminating historical, information about the importance of Fisk University, it’s contributions and Mitchell Continued on page 11A

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Front row l-r, Jean Reed (1949), Ann Green (1954), Alice Epperson (1962), Gwendolyn Sharp (1954), Judyth Martin Jones (1962), Novella Page (1956), Joyce Rucks Foley (1962); 2nd row l-r, Booker White (1959), Henry Irvin (1962), Brenda Howard Irvin (1963), Mildred Saffell Smith (1964), Walbrey Whitelow (1959), Leroy Duff (1954), William Buckley (1955), John Howard (1961), Sandra Washington (1964;) Not pictured: Melvin Ridley (1949), Margaret McClain (1965), Frank Pillow (1963)

Former Negro League Baseball Players Welcomed at White House

President Barack Obama meets with former Negro League baseball players and their family members in the Cross Hall of the White House (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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A Good Man, Great Father

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Allstate Appoints Whitfield as New Sr. VP

Carlos Franklin (left) shown with his sons

a Guardian Ad Litem. The courts also gave my sons’ I am often reminded of mother an attorney. The the old saying “God allows mother, through the court people to cross your path for appointed attorney, made a reason or a season”. I, Car- false allegations to DCS aflos Franklin, am no excep- ter my initial visitation retion. Within recent years, I quest. The problem with have had my share of strug- the allegation was (1) it was gles. I have struggled to be false and (2) they never cona productive citizen of soci- sulted with my son regarding ety, to be a good man and a the validity of the allegation. great father. I struggled to I was crucified because I be active in my son’s life as I wanted to spend more time should, but the world seemed with my son, initially, by adamant that it could not be. the courts and then by DCS. I made a personal choice to Thankfully, I had an attorbecome a father and I make ney who was able to medino apologies. I presumed so- ate this case and ultimately ciety would commend a man my request was honored. I for taking full responsibil- was granted joint custody. I ity of his choice. I was not have been successful in my prepared for the harassment attempts to obtain more time I received when I chose to be with both my boys. My biginvolved in my son’s lives, gest fear is them becoming especially their education. a statistic; dead or in jail. In I have been in and out of spite of my life, I want them juvenile court to obtain the to know that failure is never right to just spend the nec- an option; only motivation to essary time with my sons. strive for better. I wanted to show the court Within recent years, I that their plan was not ad- have had so many good equate enough for a male people to cross my path that child on his way to becom- have brought me nothing but ing a man. So in November thankfulness. I was eventu2012 the journey to obtain ally referred to the New Life reasonable custody with my Fatherhood Program. What children began. They needed I appreciate about this protheir father far more than gram is that they offer you four days a month. Again, direction to resources that the journey was not easy and could be very valuable in asthe struggles were many. sisting a man to become a My oldest son was given great father. The individuan attorney referred to as als working this program By Carlos Frankin

took the time to get to know the individual. They were eager to find what direction you wanted to go in on a weekly basis to find gainful employment. I liked the fact that a counselor would actually call the employer for you to confirm to them that you are a participant of their program. They provided the basic tools to be considered for employment like; • How to conduct yourself on an interview • How to conduct yourself in public • How to communicate with my children and their mothers • How to bank efficiently • How to save money Having been a part of the New Life Fatherhood Program, I was eventually led to the Real Program at the Oasis Center where I became more involved with helping other. Having had previous experience with volunteering at local community centers, I thought it was only befitting to continue my public service by becoming a part of this program. As a franchise owner of a cleaning service, my schedule is busy, but I find great joy in volunteering by helping others in my community. My personal goal is to be able to help someone in my community with future employment.

NASHVILLE, TN — Allstate Insurance Company names Cynthia Whitfield, Field Senior Vice President for the company’s Southern Region. Whitfield’s Allstate career began in 1981 as a claims adjuster trainee in New Jersey. She’s held leadership roles across the country in Operations, Accounting, Finance, Risk Management and Product. She joined Allstate’s Southern Region in December 2009 as the Field Vice President, and is now being promoted to the position of Field Senior Vice President. Whitfield has a passion for giving back and is very active in the Nashville community. She serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Middle Tennessee, volunteers as a “Big Sister” and as Vice President on the Executive Committee on the Board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and is a member of the Nashville CABLE organization. Whitfield is also a member of the National Black MBA Association

brief investigation into Kinderlou’s army of Black laborers held against their will. He A Black worker in 1904 described to discovered that the brothers had arrangea journalist how he arrived at the farm at ments with sheriffs and other officers in at age 10 as a free laborer. A few years later, least six other Georgia counties. These law he attempted to leave to work at another enforcement officials would seize Blacks plantation. Before sundown on the day on the grounds that they were “committing of his departure, one of the McRees and crimes,” often specious and sometimes al“some kind of law officer” tracked him together made up, and then sell them to the down. The new employer apologized to the McRees and other businessmen, without McRees for hiring the young worker, say- ever going through the regular processes ing he would never have done so if he had of the criminal courts. When the McRees known “this nigger was bound out to you.” learned of the investigation, they hastily “So I was carried back to the Captain’s,” freed the workers being held involuntarily. the man said later. “That night he made me At least forty fled immediately. James Robinson, the brother of Carrie strip off my clothing down to my waist, had me tied to a tree in his backyard, ordered Kinsey, may have been one of them, though his foreman to gave me thirty lashes with a federal officials never connected her allegabuggy whip across my bare back, and stood tions to the Kinderlou investigation. Even if Kinsey’s brother’s case had been investiby until it was done.” When his labor contract finally expired gated, her letter misspelled the name of the after a decade, the man was told he could plantation. In November 1903, a grand jury indicted leave Kinderlou, so long as he could pay his accumulated debt at the plantation com- the McRee brothers on 13 specific counts of missary-$165, the rough equivalent of two holding African-American men and womyears’ labor for a free farmer. Unable to do en illegally. Many of those enslaved had so, of course, he was compelled to sign a never been charged or tried in any fashion. contract promising to work on the farm un- Several public officials were indicted for til the debt was paid, but now as a convict. conspiring to buy and sell Blacks arrested He and other “prison laborers” slept each on trivial or fabricated charges and then night in the same clothes they wore in the turning them over to the McRees. Sheriff fields, on rotting mattresses infested with Thomas J. McClellan, resorting to an audapests. Many were chained to their beds. cious legal defense employed repeatedly in Food was crude and minimal. The disobe- the handful of slavery cases brought by feddient were tied to a log lying on their backs, eral officials in the early twentieth century, while a guard spanked their bare feet with a argued that since no federal law specifiplank of wood. After a slave was untied, if cally made slavery a crime, he could not be he could not return to work on his blistered guilty of violating it. In effect, he claimed feet, he was strapped to the log again, this slavery was not illegal in the United States. A member of the U.S. Congress subtime facedown, and lashed with a leather whip. Women prisoners were held across a mitted a legal brief in support of the sherbarrel and whipped on their bare bottoms. iff, and prominent state officials sat at the In the summer of 1903, the assistant defendants’ table during a hearing on a U.S. attorney in Macon, Georgia, began a challenge to their charges. Across Georgia,

(NBMBAA), the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and a member of Menttium, a national professional mentoring organization. In her new role, she’ll continue to be based in Nashville, but will be responsible for sales and customer service in the states of Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Whitfield replaces Mike McKinney who is retiring after 37 years of serving Allstate customers.

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America’s Twentieth-Century Slavery By Douglas A. Blackman

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operators of lumber camps, where thousands of other men were being held under similarly dubious circumstances, watched the proceedings closely. Appearing with his brothers before a Savannah courtroom, Edward McRee assured the judge that while his family had held many African Americans in the four decades since slavery’s abolition, they had never intended to enslave anyone or break the law. “Though we are probably technically guilty we did not know it,” he told the court. “This custom has been [in] existence ever since the war.... We never knew that we were doing anything wrong.” More than 100 years after Carrie wrote her letter, I received an unexpected call from a man who identified himself as Bernard Kinsey. He believed he was one of Carrie’s cousins. Her letter had haunted me through years of research for the book I wrote on re-enslavement. What those few lines conveyedthe seizure of a teenage boy and his sale to a powerful businessman, the abject refusal of authorities to assist her, the brutalization of thousands of other Blacks on the same plantation, the heroism of Carrie in seeking the aid of President Roosevelt, and, finally, the futility of her letter-captured the entire epic tragedy of Black life in the rural South in the time between the Civil War and World War II. Even to this day, I find myself turning back to her story, resifting census records and cemetery records, looking for the fate of her brother. Did he escape? Did he die at Kinderlou? The answer still eludes me. Bernard Kinsey represented the counter story. He told me that the Kinsey family fled to Florida not long after the McRee trial of 1903. Bernard’s father opened one grocery store. Then more. Bernard graduated from Florida A&M University in 1967, and a few

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PART III years later he became one of the first Black employees of Xerox Corp. Twenty years later, he retired as a senior executive, one of more than 10,000 African Americans at the company. He then became a major civic leader in Los Angeles, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, and one of the leading collectors of African- American art and artifacts in the U.S. Here was the valiance of AfricanAmericans who persevered against immeasurable odds. Here was the miracle that American society survived its sweeping betrayal of its own values, its collective dishonoring and debasement of Lincoln’s achievement, the euphoric crowds of 1865 and all those who had died in the Civil War. Ultimately, it is only in a full revelation of all three narratives-of Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment, of re-enslavement and the failure of American character, and of the slow ongoing resurrection of our values through the struggle of citizens such as Bernard Kinsey-that we can begin to understand the progress we have made, and the progress we have yet to achieve. A few weeks after the publication of my book, the great-great-granddaughter of a White industrialist and enslaver of thousands in Atlanta wrote me to describe her pain at discovering a personal connection to these events-and the importance of not looking away from them. Douglas A. Blackmon is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.” He teaches at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center and is a contributing editor at the Washington Post. This article, the first of an 11-part series on race, is sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and was originally published by the Washington Monthly Magazine.


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NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE - TO BE EQUAL #32

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The Economics of Race in America ployment; inheritance; financial support from If we talk about what families or friends; and ails us that will make it pre-existing family better. When will Black wealth. Whites have 22 Americans stop getting times more wealth than short shrift? Here lately Blacks. the Supreme Court’s The story of race in invalidation of valuAmerica has been at the able parts of the Voting center of some of our Rights Act, to which greatest national trauSen. Patrick Leahy (Dmas, as well as servVt.) called “a central ing as the yardstick by pillar of the civil rights which progress toward laws that helped bring a more equal and fair America’s ideals clossociety is measured. William Reed er to reality for all” ... It’s apparent both from and “feared the ruling the varied reactions to Obama’s presiwould jeopardize the rights of racial mi- dency and events beyond it, that race norities.” still serves as a critical stumbling block “Black life is valued less than White in American society. life” and has become a familiar activist Times of challenge provide the opchant. From the very beginning, there portunity to create change. There has was no more powerful theme in the fatal never been a better time to re-examine shooting of Trayvon Martin than the is- and correct racial inequalities in Amerisue of race. Now, the national conversa- can society. Instead of allowing the tation is about “race in America.” What boo on the subject to continue, the nawe really need across America is “a con- tion needs to start an honest discussion versation on race” that helps Blacks to about race. We all need to pay more atrearrange some priorities. tention to the growing wealth inequalAs President Barack Obama said af- ity and expanding racial wealth. There ter the Zimmerman verdict “we should needs to be some systematic, organiask ourselves if we’re doing all we can zational commitment to making policy to widen the circle of compassion and that helps Blacks to gain grants, and inunderstanding in our communities. vestment in our communities and busiWhat Americans need are a series of nesses. Let no one tell you “all is equal” race dialogues toward garnering on- with demonstrated disparities in health going commitments to combat preju- care, education, housing and criminal dice and strengthening understanding justice continuing. among all.” Don’t let the “talking heads” that Republican Sen. John McCain should regularly represent the country’s wealth be recognized as an ally saying Ameri- interest to have you believe “all things ca has “a long way to go” before racial are equal.” White Americans have condisparities end. The senior senator from tinued to enjoy material advantages Arizona said that Obama’s impromptu based on past racially exclusionary speech about being a Black in America, practices and current institutionalized “…proved there needs to be more con- discrimination. However, this long hisversation about the issue of race. We tory of racism has created social costs cannot become complacent when we in terms of social instability and loss of still have a dramatic disparity in Black economic productivity. African Ameriyouth unemployment,” said McCain. cans bear costs of low self-esteem, high It wouldn’t be as ironic as some Blacks unemployment, low socioeconomic stathink that Republicans follow McCain’s tus, and limited opportunities. lead to bring about a conversation on As we march from one unemployrace in America. Race and racism are ment line to another, don’t let American the most challenging issues confronting politicians and media weasel out on this America. Yet, polite society refuses to one. A dialogue on the role race curdiscuss it. Racial inequality in the Unit- rently plays in the economy from the ed State underlies a wide range of so- workplace to the criminal justice system cietal issues that affect different groups is needed. Politicians should be encourdisproportionately. The total wealth gap aged to expedite a series of conversabetween White and African-American tions on race across the country. families increased from $85,000 in 1984 William Reed is publisher of “Who’s to $236,500 in 2009. The biggest driv- Who in Black Corporate America” ers of the racial wealth gap are: years of and available for projects via the Baihomeownership; household income; em- leyGroup.org By William Reed

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Supreme Court Weakens Worker Rights working environment. Writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito declared that an “The Court’s disreemployer is only regard for the realities of sponsible for the disthe workplace means criminatory conduct of that many victims of an employee who meets workplace harassment a new and more restricwill have no effective tive definition of a “suremedy.” Ruth Bader pervisor.” The Court Ginsburg, Associate narrowed the longJustice, United States standing Equal OpSupreme Court portunity Employment Commission (EEOC) While the headlines definition of a superviMarc H. Morial have been dominated sor so that it might now by the much-anticipated exclude the person who recent Supreme Court rulings on the sets your schedule and directs your Voting Rights Act, affirmative action and marriage equality, the Court also workflow and apply only to someone issued two lesser-covered rulings that with the power to hire, fire, promote or are an affront to workers’ rights and demote. Prior to this decision, employers their ability to seek justice if they face have historically been diligent about discrimination on the job. As with the ruling on Section Four of the Voting monitoring issues of discrimination Rights Act, these two decisions strip because of the threat of liability. The away critical protections granted under Supreme Court has now given employTitle VII of the Civil Rights Act and ers an effective “out” by removing that continue to overturn decades of anti- liability. discrimination protections. In the Univ. of Texas Southwestern It should be noted that like the disap- Medical Center case, the Court has pointing Voting Rights Act ruling, the made it more difficult for workers to Title VII decisions resulted from a 5-4 prove retaliation as the reason for their ideological split, with liberal Justices dismissal. A key provision in Title VII Ginsburg, Beyer, Sotomayor and Ka- prevents an employer from punishing gan standing strong for worker rights, or dismissing an employee for makwhile the more conservative Justices ing “a charge, testifying, assisting or Alito, Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy and participating in any manner in an inChief Justice Roberts voted to put the vestigation, proceeding, or hearing” reinterests of powerful corporations garding discrimination. The Supreme above the rights of workers. Court ruling now requires employees When coupled with the Court’s evisto show that retaliation was not just a ceration of the Voting Rights Act, these “motivating factor,” but the sole reason decisions reflect an alarming dismanfor their dismissal -- meaning an emtling of decades of civil rights progress that can only be reversed by a shift in ployer could escape liability by claimthe balance of the Court or principled, ing other reasons for firing or demoting but difficult, interventions by Congress. a whistleblower. Justice Ginsburg, who six years ago The decisions in both Vance v. Ball successfully challenged Congress to State University and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar correct the Court’s dismissal of a Title harshly narrow the interpretation of Ti- VII lawsuit by passing the Lily Ledbettle VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ter Fair Pay Act, said, “The ball again prohibiting employment discrimination lies in Congress’s court to correct this based on race, color, religion, sex and court’s wayward interpretation of Title national origin. In the Vance case, the VII.” We urge the Congress to again anCourt has made it harder for workers to bring a lawsuit for workplace discrimi- swer the call. nation when a superior creates a hostile Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League

LETTERS TO EDITOR Dear Editor,

cated on the power that comes with the IRS and the tax code the congress “The Senate’s top tax writers have doesn’t govern effectively. promised their colleagues 50 years This couldn’t happen if the FairTax worth of secrecy in exchange for sug- Act were adopted. This proposed tax gestions on what deductions and credits legislation has been before congress to preserve in tax reform.” This is the for over 10 years but never even conopening sentence in a piece published sidered. With the FairTax there are NO by THE HILL, a Washington DC on- LOOP HOLES; absolutely no opportuline newspaper. Re-read that first sen- nity for “crooked deals” by elected contence. gressmen. Its passage would annihilate Our senate is so corrupt its members the IRS too. don’t want their name connected with Educate yourself about the FairTax. the sordid “tax deals” they have made in Contact your congressman; demand its the past. It can’t be because they would passage. be embarrassed or ashamed. They are The corrupt congress is bringing our incapable of such. They are afraid that nation to ruin. we, their voting constituents, might find out just who the corrupt SOBs are Submitted by: and vote them out. Glen E Terrell Many congressmen are so intoxiArlington, TX 76013


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George Zimmerman Juror B37 and the Racist Connection You Can’t Sell What You Don’t Know nothing worse than leadership that is begrudging or ‘resume building.’ The secret to success lies in the passion of Mike Bruns possesses the charac- the leadership.” teristics of an ideal board member: Equally straight-forward were his deeply engaged with the organizations comments regarding expectations of he supports, generous as a donor, and fellow board members in the area of he treats his nonprofit involvement with fundraising. He cited the lack of board the same seriousness he applies to busigiving as the number one obstacle to ness ventures. He has a great sense of humor, a kind heart and a warm smile. fundraising success. “There’s nothing He’s also the founder of Comtrak Lo- worse than a board member soliciting gistics, a national transportation and money and they haven’t made a meanlogistics company headquartered in ingful gift. It doesn’t always have to be Memphis, and chairman emeritus of all money - it can be meaningful giving Youth Villages, a national nonprofit. of time. But they have to believe in the We recently talked with Bruns to learn organization and be engaged.” Comparing fundraising to sales, the secrets to his success as a nonprofit volunteer leader. Bruns was critical of board members We asked what he looks for in a who are not qualified to “sell the prodnonprofit when deciding whether or not uct.” For that he places responsibility to become involved. His response was squarely on the shoulders of leaderstraight-forward, “I do not want to be a ship, “What is the orientation? Without part of an organization that is a fixer- proper training, orientation, knowlupper, or is trying to make payroll by edge, feeling and involvement a board Friday. I want to support organizations member can’t ‘sell’ the nonprofit to powho want to grow to the next level. The tential donors. You can’t sell what you ‘heart tug’ is always trumped by an ordon’t know or believe in.” ganization that is well run. With a well Next week: Nonprofit success: run organization I can work with other board members to help grow it to the more than “feel good” Copyright 2013 – Mel and Pearl next level.” Shaw, Mel and Pearl Shaw are the It’s not that he is opposed to the “heart tug.” In fact, Bruns is passionate authors of “Prerequisites for Fundabout the organizations he is involved raising Success.” They position nonwith. “I truly believe in the organiza- profits for fundraising success. Visit tions I become a part of. And I expect them at www.saadandshaw.com that of fellow board members. There’s Part one of a two part interview with Mike Bruns

All People of African Origin Live the Trayvon Martin Experience By Mark P. Fancher

While visiting Ghana, a traveler observed residents of that West African country carefully monitoring George Zimmerman’s trial on their smart phones. More remarkable than how technology has shrunk the world is the way at least some people in Africa apparently identified with Trayvon Martin, and were concerned about the fate of the man who killed him. Concern abroad about the plight of Trayvon Martin occurred because racial profiling, discrimination, racial violence and harassment are not unique to U.S.born blacks. The memory of Amadou Diallo still haunts many. In 1999, the unarmed 23-year-old immigrant from Guinea was hit by 19 of 41 bullets fired by four New York City police officers as the young man stood in the doorway of his apartment. The officers were tried, but like George Zimmerman, they were acquitted. More recently, Africans in Europe have encountered remarkable racial hostility and disrespect. A BBC news report noted: “[British government officials] proposed that certain visitors, including Nigerians, pay a $4,600 ‘security bond’ for the privilege of being a tourist in the [United Kingdom]. The figures say Nigerians are the sixth biggest-spending tourists in Prince George’s future kingdom – above them are the people from China, the Middle East, Russia and Thailand – but none of these will be asked to pay a deposit.” The article also describes how in Italy, a “cabinet minister of Congolese descent [was] likened to an orangutan by a fellow Italian politician…” Less than two weeks later, while speaking at a rally in favor of immigration reform, “bananas were thrown in her direction – following on from the ‘resemblance to an orangutan’ gag…” Because racial and ethnic groups who are perceived as powerless are magnets for this type of disrespect and abuse, there is little wonder that Africa and her children are targets – even when they occupy the White House. Instant respect for Africans would however come from their ability to credibly threaten crippling economic sanctions in response

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to racial insults, discrimination, and racial profiling. Notwithstanding Africa’s vast supplies of oil and mineral wealth, foreign ownership and control of these reserves strips Africans themselves of the option of withholding - or threatening to withhold these vital resources in response to abuse. More than fifty years ago, Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah proposed a global united struggle by all people of African origin to reclaim mass collective control of Africa’s land and resources. Based on the record, it is not unreasonable to conclude that many U.S.based corporations that have interests in Africa resolved long ago to resist – by force of arms if necessary - attempts by Africans to reclaim their most valuable natural resources. This would explain the presence of thousands of U.S. military personnel in Africa who are under the direction of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). The question for us is whether, for the sake of the global African community we will use our rights as U.S. citizens to resist implementation of any plans for AFRICOM to deprive Africa of its own wealth and power. Mark P. Fancher is an attorney who writes frequently about the U.S. military presence in Africa. He can be contacted at mfancher@comcast.net.

Juror B37…”I’m 101% that he was – that he should have done what George Zimmerman is delusional! he did, except for the things he did He somehow managed to convince before.” himself that he was a member of Cooper…”You mean he shouldn’t Neighborhood Town Watch, answer- have gotten out of the car – he able only to himself! Rules from shouldn’t have pursued Trayvon Marthe handbook that applied to others, tin - but in the final analysis – in the didn’t apply to him! final struggle… Now the operative word here, is Juror interrupts – “when the end watch! Members sighting anything at came the end”…Cooper again – “he all that appears suspicious are to was justified”… call police. They are not to confront Juror B37...”He was justified in anybody, get physically involved, get shooting Trayvon Martin.” out of the car if they’re in one. …and most important of all, For Juror B37 to say sometown watch people are not permitted thing so incredibly stupid, is testato carry guns! ment to a mindset that is woefully George Zimmerman arrogantly dis- lacking! Incapable of understanding regarded all of the above, and a even the most elementary of things! young black man is dead! Why? Like the indisputable fact, that if Because George Zimmerman is also George Zimmerman had not fola racist! lowed Trayvon Martin, this 17-yearTrayvon Martin was 17 years old. old would still be alive! The evening of February 26, 2012, Sure I’ve heard people say he went to a 711, bought a bag that based on the instructions given, of Skittles, and a can of Ice Tea. these jurors had no choice but to On his way home he was spotted find Zimmerman not guilty. Only by George Zimmerman. Only Zim- this lady didn’t sound at all like merman didn’t see somebody simply somebody who had no choice. She hurrying in the rain to get home. sounded as though she truly believed He saw instead what the racist in that Zimmerman had every right him chose to see! A black teenager to kill this teenager. Came to his who, on the call he made to 911, defense every chance she got! Said was described as “a real suspicious at one point she believed Trayvon guy”. Martin “played a huge role in his He also said to the Dispatch- death.” That when “George confronter, ‘these assholes, they always get ed him, he could have walked away away.” Asked by Dispatcher, “are and gone home. He didn’t have to you following him?” Zimmerman said do whatever he did and come back “yeah”. and be in a fight.” Dispatcher…”ok – we don’t need Also said she “didn’t think race you to do that.” Zimmerman replied, had anything to do with this trial.” “ok”.…then promptly ignored what Yeah I know! I didn’t believe it eicame out of his own mouth, and pur- ther! sued this teenager anyway! Young They kept showing these pictures Trayvon Martin ended up dead! And of Zimmerman’s “injuries”. I don’t George Zimmerman wound up in doubt that Trayvon Martin fought court over a year later pleading George Zimmerman, as it’s only self defense. natural to defend oneself when atBased on what? Anybody defend- tacked! And this teenager was fighting themselves have to first be at- ing for his life. tacked! And anybody initiating an …a fact that somehow can’t find attack has to be the aggressor! a home in the mind of Juror B37. That would be George Zimmer- Far as she’s concerned, “when the man! He’s the one who left his car! end came the end”, Zimmerman “was He’s the one who was told by justified in shooting Trayvon Martin.” the 911 Dispatcher, not to follow And I’m justified in saying she’s Trayvon Martin! He’s the one mentally deficient! who acknowledged by saying “ok”! Anybody who’s racist and hides And he’s the one whose racist finger behind a bunch of excuses to try pulled that trigger! and justify unwarranted ugliness, is In spite of this, a jury of six mentally deficient - missing the mind women came back with a verdict links necessary to hook stuff up! of not guilty. Later CNN’s Anderson Not only does she lack the ability Cooper did an interview with one of to justify something this sick, she the women, identified only as Juror lacks the wherewithal to know just B37. The following is an excerpt from how sick it is! that interview: It’s what I call “racist-dumb”, and Cooper…”When you lay your head it applies to Juror B37! She’s too tonight on (indistinct) your pillow, dumb to know she’s racist, and too in your heart and in your head – racist to know she’s dumb! And so you are 100% convinced that George she and George Zimmerman have Zimmerman, in taking out his gun, something in common. and pulling the trigger – did nothing They have the racist connection! wrong.” By Louise L. James


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Gov. Haslam Should Back Words With Actions By Tribune Staff

Governor Bill Haslam paid tribute recently to Representative Lois DeBerry, citing her many contributions on behalf of the oppressed and neglected throughout this state. But words without actions don’t mean much, especially when people are suffering, and in many cases, dying due to the failures of his administration. Since becoming governor, Haslam has politicized something that never should have gotten caught up in partisan battles: health care. Because (local, state and national) Republicans are so intent on making certain nothing President Obama ever creates becomes law, they have steadily opposed health care reform, even as the President’s plans finally come close to making certain everyone has access to the medical treatment and care they need during their lifetime. The Governor and his cronies in the legislature, both in Nashville and Washington, have no ideas or suggestions of their own. They just keep opposing the President so they can tell their conservative supporters they won’t compromise. It doesn’t matter to them how many others are hurt or affected by their actions, even among their own constituency. For them, all that counts is they block whatever President Obama proposes. Governor Haslam steadfastly refuses to accept federal funding from Washington. He has turned down 100% of it, an action that among other things ensures that while federal dollars go to other states that enable them to provide health care for working citizens, that won’t be the case in Tennessee. That puts more than 330,000 Tennesseans in working families, 80,000 of them children, at risk of not getting the benefits from full cost of health care being paid for within three years. After the three-year period, the state could opt out if they didn’t want to pay at most 10 percent. Those who won’t be covered unless the governor changes his mind are working people. Unemployed single mothers and their young children have TennCare. Retired senior citizens have Medicare health insurance. Of course the politicians, including the governor, have their own extensive health care plan. Even convicted felons and people on death row get health care, courtesy of the working people in the state whose interests are being ignored by the Republicans in power. Few things are crueler than the reality that working people in Tennessee and nine other states under Repub-

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lican rule will be paying taxes so other states can get health care, yet the working families here will have to do without it. That means no health insurance and benefits for working people throughout the Volunteer state. Everyone who works in a small business or is selfemployed, many in construction or the food services industry, plus clerical and temporary staffers among numerous others are not covered due to the governor’s decision. It’s more important for Haslam and company to oppose the President than to take care of the people whose interests they supposedly were elected to serve. Folks who are barely making a living will either have

to somehow find the money for some degree of health insurance, or be unable to help loved ones or even themselves when medical emergencies strike. Representative Lois Deberry would be the first one to stand up and say she’d rather see the Governor help people in need than spend time saluting her with words that ring hollow when contrasted with his actions. Governor Haslem, If you truly believe in the work and causes that Lois Deberry spent a lifetime fighting for, you should accept federal funding from Washington on behalf of all those who need medical care, and you should do it immediately.

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Seniors Aged 100+ Inducted into ‘Century Club’ MURFEESBORO, TN — 14 women, all over the age of 100, were honored at the 2nd annual Century Club celebration on July 25, 2013 at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. The event, sponsored by Family Staffing Solutions, honored the contributions of these women to the community over their 100+ years. Of the 14 women inducted into the Century Club, nine were able to attend this special event. Each honoree enjoyed cake and tea and received a pearl bracelet along with other gifts. Framed copies of the special proclamations from Governor Bill Haslam and Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg were also presented. Mayor Tommy Bragg issued a joint proclamation that the last Thursday of July will henceforth be observed as Centenarian Appreciation Day. Family Staffing Solutions is proud to sponsor this event and take the lead in the effort to recognize the countless contributions of the community’s oldest citizens. 2013 Century Club Inductees: Elizabeth Barrett, age 100; Pauline Cantrell, age 100; Mary Chrisman, age 100; Margaret Cook, age 101; Rita Greenfield, age 102; Nell Jetton, age 102; Annie King, age 103; Lyndall McMillan, age 101; Ida Overton, age 101; Mabel Robertson, age 102; Dora Rucker, age 102; Mary Soper, age 102; Sylvia Taylor, age 102; Blanche Wise, age 102

l-r, Becci Bookner and Senator Bill Ketron

l-r, Diane Reed, Delores Dancer, Mary Louise Chrisman (age 100), Billie Jean Chrisman, Martha Millsaps

Rita Greenfield (age 102) looks over the proclamation issued by Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg

l-r, Kathy Bennett and Ida Overton (age 101)

Nell Jetton (age 102) reacts to the gifts she received at the Century Club Celebration

UL Workplace Names New Sr. VP of Marketing

David Libardi

FRANKLIN, TN — UL Workplace Health and Safety today announced it has named David Libardi senior vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, Libardi will spearhead the development, implementation and management of all sales and marketing efforts as well as oversee the strategy for expanding UL’s client base, increasing customer retention and growing sales. “We are excited to welcome Dave to our team, as he brings decades of sales leader-

ship, marketing and strategy expertise that will support our efforts to aggressively grow market share and further our mission of fostering safe living and working environments for people,” said Bill Grana, president of UL Workplace Health and Safety. “His excellent leadership and wealth of experience will be highly valuable assets to our organization and those we serve.” Libardi joins UL from Emdeon (formerly WebMD), where he served in the top sales

leadership role. Prior to Emdeon, he worked for 24 years at Ceridian where he held the position of senior vice president of field operations. In this role, he led a team of 600 employees who were responsible for the sales, implementation and customer support of a complex product portfolio of workforce and HR management solutions. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Williams College.


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EDUCATION Fisk Racing to Meet December Deadline Fisk University, racing the clock to regain an unqualified seal of approval from its major higher education accrediting agency by a December deadline, is focused and on track to meet that goal, says the historic institution’s new president. “Everything hinges on SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools),” said Fisk President Dr. H. James Williams, referring to the Atlantabased higher education accrediting agency. “Things are okay,” Williams said in a recent interview reflecting on his first six months on the job. “We’re making progress in addressing the SACS issues.” SACS is the major accrediting agency for nearly all institutions of higher education in the South including Fisk, Vanderbilt and Tennessee State universities. The agency sets uniform standards for measuring the merits of an institution from a variety of perspectives. They range from academic standards to financial viability to campus safety to governance, to name a few. While fully accredited and its academic offerings never called into question, Fisk was placed on probation nearly two years ago by SACS for a variety of other reasons including concerns about its long term financial viability, the quality of its administration and its management. The university must fully respond to all the SACS concerns by December. Failing to win a clean bill of health on the probation issues could further jeopardize the university’s standing and its ability to received funds from the federal government and some private organizations that use SACS ratings as a guide for funding. Williams said the university cleared the “first hurdle’ this summer when it closed its books June 30 on its most recent fiscal year (2013) with a positive financial standing. Fisk was able to finish the year “in the black,” he said, due to a boost in financial aid for the university, including alumni and several new supporters, one of whom gave the institution a $1 million unrestricted cash gift. Finishing the year above water wasn’t

easy, Williams added, even with the added outside support. Soon after he took on his new job, he put nearly all the university’s employees on unpaid furloughs, cut the already pared university budget and cut salaries across the board by 1.6 percent for all but senior level staffers. Senior level staffers were asked to take a 12 percent pay cut between last March and June, Williams said. Williams noted he was no exception to the slashing, having gotten one full pay check after he started work then being included in the 12 percent pay cut. The internal cuts were complemented by the university’s ability to raise some $6.1 million in the final months of the recent school year. Of that amount, $5.1 million was in unrestricted funds, Williams said. That unrestricted money gave Fisk the flexibility it needs today to address a number of pressing issues, including boosting financial aid to many students whose college plans have been derailed by the U.S. Department of Education which dramatically changed its lending criteria. The new Parent PLUS loan (PPL) criteria, imposed last year, have resulted in many parents being able to borrow funds to support their children’s tuition costs. “It’s been a major hit for sure,” said Williams, noting many Fisk students rely on a combination of grants and loans to pay their way through college. More than 80 percent of the students at Fisk, a tuition-dependent institution, require such

aide to attend and graduate from college. On the topic of enrollment, Williams said the PPL situation, which has hammered enrollment at a number of institutions across the country, especially historically Black colleges, is expected to have a negative impact of Fisk’s final numbers for this fall. By late spring, with some 3,000 applicants, Williams said he and his enrollment staff felt confident in being able to boost fall enrollment significantly above the 700 level compared to 610 students enrolled in the fall of 2012. Given the PPL loan denials and other considerations, Williams said Fisk now hopes to enroll about 680 students. Williams said he and his staff have built a lot of flexibility into the university’s budget for the coming year, a posture that will allow the institution to deal with the anticipated revenue shortfalls stemming from developments like the PPL loan denials to parents of current and prospective students and the impact of the five percent across the board cut in federal budget spending, commonly referred to as “sequestration.” Fisk expects to feel a little pain from that action, although far less than some peer institutions, Williams said. Meanwhile, the focus is on SACS, Williams said, ticking off a short list of hurdles still to be cleared. Williams, whose depth of knowledge and experience in the fields of finance, accounting, management and academic, were major lures to Fisk trustees in choosing him as its new chief, said the university is waiting for its audit report. It is preparing for a SACS committee site visit this fall. He is also organizing the team that will represent the university in December at the winter meeting of the SACS Commission on Colleges. That body will decide whether Fisk comes off probation, based on its work under new leadership, or more punitive actions will be taken against the university. “It’s all about finances,” said Williams, noting he has added three people on the business side of university operations and “shored up” human resources. He said while he has “had to insist on a

State Rep. Harold Love, Jr.

NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) - Love’s Healthy Start Fest, a back-toschool community event sponsored by State Representative Harold Love Jr., Tennessee State University, and several local and national organizations, will be held in Hadley Park Saturday, August 3, from 10 a.m. – 6.p.m. Called a day of free family fun, organizers say Love’s Healthy Start Fest is “a hands-on way for the community to rally around educational success, physical health and safe communities” for Nashville’s children and youth. It included a health fair, free back-

packs and school supply giveaways, free food and drinks, and a variety of live music and vocal performances by local entertainers of all ages. Representatives from the TSU departments of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, including students, conducted health screening to include height and weight measurement, blood pressure check, visual acuity test, dental screening, patient education on brushing and flossing, toothpaste and toothbrush giveaways, and coupons for free cleaning for children in the TSU Dental Hygiene Clinic. The back-to-school outdoors event,

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Dr. H. James Williams

number of changes” in business side operations, he has not “micro managed” the financial overhaul of Fisk’s operations. “I’ve respected the leadership roles of the people I have in place,” he said. “I have been consultative.” Appointing a Provost, usually the second in command at a university and the daily operations chief, has been put on hold until the SACS issues are resolved, he said. Williams said he has spent about 50 percent of his first six months focusing on getting Fisk’s SACS issues addressed. Still, he said, he has been busy meeting the city, making contacts and spreading his message that Fisk wants to be considered a meaningful player in metropolitan Nashville. He has had several audiences in that regard, he said, noting that a surprising number of encounters were with people who only knew Fisk, if at all, based on its financial troubles. People were surprised to hear of Fisk’s national stature as a leader in several academic rankings, he said, adding a recent Forbe’s magazine honor to his list. Citing the academic standing of Fisk “gave me a chance to brag a little bit and have some third part confirmation about the academic excellence associated with Fisk around the nation,” he said, referring to the Forbes report and others. Like his new counterpart at Tennessee State University, President Glenda Glover, Williams said he has been getting welcomes from medical and church groups, Greek letter organizations, Kiwanis and Rotary clubs and others. “I’ve been surprised in a positive way about how open and welcome the community has been,” said Williams, a North Carolina native who came to Nashville from Grand Valley State University, in Michigan. There, he was Dean of the Seidman College of Business. “Nashville is vibrant, progressive and forward looking,” he said.

also included cooking demos and other fun activities, is part of the Metropolitan Nashville Public School Community Achieves Initiative, the Gideon Peace Project, and the Children’s Defense Fund Sabbath weekend lineup of events promoting student, parental, community and organizational involvement in education, health and safety. Other sponsors and key collaborators in the inaugural Love’s Healthy Start Fest were Mount Carmel Baptist Church and the Urban League of Middle Tennessee.

TSU, Rep. Harold Love, Jr. Hosted Back-to-School Fest

Cohen Announces $1.7M College Project to Help Minority Students WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that LeMoyne-Owen College has been awarded $1,736,699 in continuing grant funding for its “Moving Forward – Steps to Graduate School” project. The

project will build on a previous successful project aimed at preparing minority undergraduate students for graduate school and for successful careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

man Cohen’s support in procuring this crucial funding.” LeMoyne-Owen College President Johnnie B. Watson said. “The demand for science and technology professionals is growing each day and our goal is to provide an education that will enable our students to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that await them in the STEM fields.” In order to achieve the project’s goals, LeMoyne-Owen College will focus on improving recruitment and retention rates, enriching the academic preparation of its students, broadening the undergraduate research program through partnerships and collaboration, and strengthening faculty expertise as mentors and researchers. The project’s outcomes will then serve as a model for othCongressman Steve Cohen er minority-serving private institutions “This funding is an important invest- seeking to enhance STEM undergradument in our students at LeMoyne-Owen ate instruction and research programs. College,” said Congressman Cohen. LeMoyne-Owen College celebrat“This effort to build on the school’s al- ed its 150th anniversary last year. The ready-proven projects will go a long way school enrolls mostly African American towards preparing undergraduates for students, over 60% of whom are women. successful careers in good-paying fields.” “We are truly grateful for Congress-


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NATIONAL NEWS U.S. Homeowners Still Defaulting

Attendees at the NABJ l-r, William Visher, Dr. Sybril Bennett, Aundrea Cline-Thomas, Jonathan Martin, Sandra Long Weaver, Harriet Vaughn-Wallace, Nancy DeVille, David Seals and Getahn Ward Photo by Sandra Long Weaver

NABJ Elects New Officers, Charts New Path For Future By Sandra Long Weaver

Bob Butler, a radio reporter in San Francisco, has been elected the 20th president of the National Association of Black Journalists during the group’s 38th annual convention and career fair in Orlando, Fla. He narrowly won over Sarah Glover, the social media editor at a Philadelphia television station. Others elected to office were Errin Haines Whack, vice president for print; Dedrick Russell, vice president for broadcast and Khorri Atkinson, student representative. Cindy George was re-elected parliamentarian, Corey Dade was elected secretary and Keith Reed was re-elected treasurer. Gayle Hurd was elected Region III director. The region covers seven Southern states including Tennessee. She follows Russell who had been Region III director. The largest minority media association convention was attended by nearly 2,000 people. Interviews with the family of Trayvon Martin, the teenager killed by George Zimmerman in nearby Sanford, Fla. dominated the plenary sessions. There was also a panel discussion with reporters who covered the trial of Zimmerman. The business meeting focused on the finances and direction of the organization. It was not clear if NABJ would end 2013 with a deficit or with a budget surplus. Butler promised fiscal responsibility and to ease tensions among the board members over the next two

years. Members also voted to convene a constitutional convention to revisit the bylaws that have guided the organization for the last 38 years. As the media business has evolved, there is agreement that the constitution needs to updated. The proposal is expected to be completed by January 2014. There were over 100 workshops ranging from professional development to ways to better use social media and technology and transitioning from a job in a media company to being a media entrepreneur. The new movie, “The Butler,” debuted during the convention. It was followed by a Q and A discussion by director Lee Daniels, star Forrest Whitaker and Wil Haygood, the Washington Post reporter who wrote the original story upon which the movie was based. The movie opens to the public on August 16. During the Salute to Excellence Gala, Denver Post editor Greg Moore was honored for his lifetime achievement. He has led the Post to winning a Pulitzer Prize every year since 2009. Roland Martin was honored as journalist of the year. Dr. Sybril Bennett of Belmont College, moderated a panel on authors and also participated in a panel on technology. she demonstrated how to use google glasses that are in a testing phase. Next year’s convention will be held in Boston, Massachusetts.

A government auditor has warned that the U.S. Treasury Department doesn’t understand why distressed homeowners are redefaulting at an “alarming” rate on government-aided mortgages, costing taxpayers more than $800 million and renewing questions over the administration’s efforts to help troubled borrowers. The troubling report by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or SIGTARP, comes as President Barack Obama is set to deliver Wednesday what aides describe as a major address on the economy and the middle class. By detailing the administration’s shortcomings in aiding homeowners, the report may undercut Obama’s message. The Home Affordable Modification Program -- the White House’s signature effort to assist struggling borrowers in the wake of the financial crisis and Great Recession -- was initially promised to help up to 4 million homeowners avoid foreclosure. Through May, fewer than 880,000 borrowers were making payments on their new HAMP mortgages. The $50 billion commitment to the

program has shrunk to about $38 billion. Less than $9 billion has been spent so far on housing programs under the bank bailout program known as TARP. The initiative has languished as mortgage companies have struggled to handle applications for loan modifications and subsequently service homeowners, and Treasury has stumbled in overseeing the companies and setting consistent policies. Despite the humbling results, Treasury officials have consistently argued that homeowners entering the program stood a better shot than most at keeping their homes, thanks to the effective cap on their new monthly loan payments relative to their income. But the inspector general is questioning that argument. In the report, it urged Treasury to do more to understand why homeowners are falling behind on their newly affordable mortgages and further tailor the

initiative to maximize the number of assisted borrowers. “Treasury has no idea why people are falling out of the program.They haven’t collected data and they haven’t asked [mortgage] servicers to collect the data,” said Christy Romero, the official leading SIGTARP. “Treasury has got to do better than that.” Homeowners apply for HAMP mortgages through their loan companies, known as mortgage servicers. If accepted, they have to make on-time payments for three straight months before having their mortgages permanently modified. Homeowners, mortgage servicers and the owners of the loans all get taxpayer funds for successful modifications. The program was designed to make sure that homeowners who achieve this last step stand little chance of redefaulting on their new loans.


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COMMUNITY Les Gemmes 2012 Last Summer Fling

Front row l-r, Gemmes Hellena Pleas-Conley, Charlotte Mann, Carolyn Piphus; Back row Janice Woodard, Edwina Hefner, Anne Haynes and Gloria McKissack

Artist Michael Threalkill

Artist Michael McBride painting the Perry Gazebo

The Perry Gazebo

l-r, Gemme Gloria McKissack, Pamela Bradley Smith, Anna Perry Battle, Terry Smith, Gemme Dr. Evelyn Fancher, Gemme Judge Joy Ball and Jalilah Hagg

Foreground l-r, Gemme Gloria McKissack and Jalilah Hagg

Some tasty food by various caterers at the event

Melvin “Maestro” Lightfoot (left) and band

Welcome to the Les Gemmes Last Summer Fling 2012

At left, Gemme Anne Haynes and Marjorie B. Cordice

l-r, Gipson Johnson and Lucille McKinley

l-r Gemstone Dr. James Hefner, Gemme Edwina Hefner, Ida K. Martin, Calra Elam, Amelia Tucker Shaw and Gemme Janice Woddard

At right, JoAnn Artis (foreground) and Edwina Hefner

l-r, Anna Perry Battle, Dr. Jimmy and Simone Sheats

l-r, Gemme Gloria McKissack, Jeff Majors and Gemme Janice Woodard

l-r, Jalilah Hagg and Gemme Dr. Evelyn Fancher


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Premiums From page 1A result of the law. Younger, healthier people who buy inexpensive, bare-bones insurance on today’s market may see higher prices for more comprehensive coverage on the exchanges, while older people are expected to see lower rates. People with preexisting conditions can’t be turned down or be charged higher premiums because of their medical histories. The law also prohibits women being charged more than men. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and his administration have wholeheartedly embraced Obamacare implementa-

Hospitals From page 2A nity for Nashville General to better meet our community’s healthcare needs, while also setting a course for a more stable financial future.” However, Johnson did say that due to changes in healthcare the hospital will undergo some necessary modifications. “There are many changes taking place in healthcare, including the Affordable Care Act, and all healthcare providers are looking closely at their operations to better serve their respective communities in this new environment. The subsidy of Nashville General has decreased over the last few years.” According to the report the decreases subsidy to MNHA coupled with current healthcare market trends makes the current model at Nashville General tenuous at best and possibly unsustainable. “Overall, healthcare delivery is shifting from an acute care, hospital centric model of delivery to a patient centered, Medical Home model of community based primary care. This trend, which is being seen nationally, is also reflected at NGH where there has been a precipitous decline in inpatient days at the same time that outpatient and emergency room visits have grown steadily. “Given the decrease in inpatient volume over the past few years, the high proportion of unfunded and underfunded patients, and the inability of NGH to attract more commercially insured patients, NGH will continue to need substantial subsidies to continue operations in its current configuration. “The financial difficulties at NGH are primarily a function of its

tion, in stark contrast to the the 34 states, mostly with Republican governors, that left the federal government to erect the health insurance exchanges that will be used by residents who don’t get health benefits at work or are employed by small businesses. Maryland also exercised its regulatory authority to force health plans to curb rate increases for next year, such as the 25 percent hike initially requested by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in April. In the Baltimore metropolitan area, a 25-yearold nonsmoker will have access to “bronze” level coverage -- the secondleast generous of four tiers of benefits -- for $124 to $237 a month. A 50-year-old nonsmoker

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will see monthly prices for a “silver” plan ranging from $267 to $470, according to a Maryland Insurance Administration analysis. By contrast, the median cost of an individual health insurance plan for a 30-year-old, nonsmoking man in Maryland this year is $190 a a month and the cheapest is $62, according to a report issued by the Government Accountability Office this week. An exact comparison can’t be made because current plans aren’t subject to Obamacare’s minimum benefit standards and the least expensive policy has a $10,000 deductible -- far higher than will be allowed on the health insurance exchanges.

Over 250,000 people lined the Mall in Washington, D.C. on August 28,1963 during a march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to priest segregation in housing and jobs.

Crisis at Nashville General: Too many empty beds in an “over bedded” community. Although Nashville General Hospital (NGH) has 150 licensed beds, the hospital admits an average of just 11 acute care patients per day. More than 2,300 licensed hospital beds are available within a 2.5-mile radius of NGH; last year, the hospital captured just 6% of total market discharges. NGH required more than $46 million in subsidy and extraordinary payments in fiscal year 2011 which amounts to nearly $90,000 daily. Increased hospital patient volume is not the answer. If the hospital were 99 percent full, NGH would still lose about $1,600 per patient day. The demand for outpatient services at NGH continues to grow. In 2011, the NGH emergency room and clinics served approximately 76,000 patients. During that same time the hospital admitted 4,000 patients. payor mix and relatively small number of beds. Combined, this creates a structural problem, meaning one that cannot be solved by growth and/ or cost reduction efforts alone or even in combination. Growth and cost reductions help somewhat but do not solve the fundamental problem.” Crenshaw believes NGH can withstand the market changes but must refocus its medical delivery system. “I anticipate that at some point we have to move forward and ascertain the best model for NGH. It’s clear the community is not using us as an acute care facility. Secondly we have to ask ourselves how we can provide necessary medical services the safety net population in a proactive manner. We can provide preventive cancer, diabetes and hypertension care in clinics.” NGH is caught in a national trend in which hospitals are aligning and merging systems of care in order to provide the full spectrum of services under a single umbrella organization. Small, solo hospitals like NGH are seen as economically vulnerable and may not survive the next wave of hospital consolidation. The consultant re-

port suggested that NGH form a “strategic partnership with a larger, better funded system” that “can provide services that NGH does not offer, a more financially diverse patient flow and operating economies of scale.” Crenshaw says NGH cannot compete with larger, modern equipped and well financed hospital in the city. “It’s not a matter of marketing because we don’t have the money the other hospitals have nor the services.’ No matter the future scenario Crenshaw said that there was is no thought of shutting down the existing hospital. “I don’t see us moving but the facility will have to be remodeled.” MNHA fulfills its mission through a close association with Meharry Medical College and Crenshaw pledged his willingness to continue to work with the nation’s oldest African American medical college in the future. “No matter which direction we go in the future there will be a role for Meharry.” The Tennessee Tribune will soon report on the ramifications of the proposed changes on Meharry Medical College.

National Association of Social and Behavioral Scientist. Dr. Mitchell is also an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This year the Pearl High School Herisignificance to the city of Nashville. Dr. Mitchell has served on the Nash- tage Classes Foundation’s fundraising ville Metro Historical Commission. He is event will convene at the Millennium Vice President of the Tennessee Histori- Maxwell House Hotel located at 2025 cal Commission, and has been awarded Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN. at the W.E. B. DuBois social award as a 6:00 p.m. on Friday August 9, accordleading American social scientist by the ing to Novella Page, chairperson of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee.

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Santiago From page 1A in 2007 when he relocated to Nashville. Here the accomplished young trumpeter forged a close bond with saxophonist Rahsaan Barber, one of the local jazz scene’s key players as well as the owner of Jazz Music City Records. “You may not associate Nashville with jazz or Latin jazz,” says Santiago, now 36, “but Barber has an open mind to what the future can be. And he’s an entrepreneur. He’s one of my best friends and truly a brother. All those things led me to ask him to produce this record.” Santiago contributed most of the album’s compositions and, with Barber, all of the album’s arrangements. The core quintet heard on Hidden Journey, in addition to Santiago and Barber, is rounded out by pianist Bruce Dudley, whose The Solo Sessions was released by Jazz Music City last year; bassist Jon Estes, who also mixed and mastered the new CD and shot the striking cover photographs; and drummer Josh Hunt, currently touring with bluegrass great Alison Krauss, among other artists. Guest musicians include percussionist Giovanni Rodriguez, who co-leads the Latin-jazz fusion band El Movimiento with Santiago and Barber; El Movimiento guitarist James DaSilva; Imer’s younger

brother Ivan Santiago on electric bass; trombonist Roland Barber, Rahsaan’s twin; and Jazz Music City artist Stephanie Adlington, who’s featured vocally on “The Very Thought of You.” Santiago was born in Lorain, Ohio, to parents originally from Puerto Rico. He took up trumpet while in the fifth grade, and grew up listening to church hymns and to African-American gospel songs that had been translated into Spanish. Remaining active in church music, he toured from 2004 to 2007 as a member of the prominent Austin-based Christian rock band Salvador, with whom he still plays occasional dates. After high school, where he played in the orchestra, marching band, jazz band, and discovered the music of Miles Davis and Charlie Parker, Santiago spent five years at The Ohio State University, where trumpet-playing professor Pharez Whitted was a huge influence on his musical development. After earning bachelor’s degrees in jazz studies and atmospheric sciences from Ohio State, Santiago received a master’s of music degree in jazz studies in 2000 from the University of New Orleans, where his instructors included Ellis Marsalis, Wendell Brunious, Harold Battiste, and Clyde Kerr Jr. Initially drawn to Nashville because Salvador’s management and record label were located

there, Santiago began teaching middle school in 2007, and in August 2012, also began working part-time as an adjunct trumpet instructor at Tennessee State University. He will begin working in the fall of 2013 as the director of the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools’ ambitious new district-wide mariachi music program for students in grades 6 through 12. Santiago currently lives in Nashville with his wife, Laisa, and his son, Keegan. He is a sought after studio musician, clinician, band leader (El Movimiento & Imer Santiago Quintet), indemand side man, and worship pastor at The Church at Antioch, a dynamic, multi-ethnic congregation in Metropolitan Nashville. Some of his career highlights include having original compositions performed at Urbana 2006 & 2009 (North America’s largest Missions convention), performing on the 2009 & 2010 Dove Awards, releasing The Movement (El Movimiento’s debut album, March 2010), being selected as the Tennesse Lottery/News Channel 2 Educator of the Week (March 2011), receiving the 2012 Edwina Hefner Award (Jan. 2012), and being featured as a guest artist at The University of New Orleans’ “Jazz at The Sandbar Series” (March 2012) and OSU’s 35th Jazz Festival (April 2012).

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Keep up with the news in your community. See our Subscription Form on Page 6A for either a print or online subscription for more information. Ms. Page identified this year’s scholarship recipients as: Quanique Coffman, M.L. King Jr. Magnet High School graduate, planning to attend U.T. Knoxville; Imani Fields, Spring Hill High School graduate who has been accepted at Howard University, Washington, D.C., Darian Frierson, graduate, Cane Ridge High School who will attend U.T.- Knoxville; LaDoverick Huggins Jr. University School of Nashville accepted at Univ. of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music; Sayyid

Love, M.L. King Jr. Magnet High School who will enroll at Fisk University; Clinton Ricks, graduate Pearl-Cohn Magnet High School accepted at U.T.- Knoxville; Antonio Turner graduate of Whites Creek High School will attend Lipscomb University and Destinee Wright graduate of Beech High School has been accepted at Western Kentucky University. Ms. Page said the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee was impressed with this year’s applicant pool.


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 July 2, 2009, executed by FELIPE MOREJON GUERRA, BRAULIO HOLGUIN ROACHO, MARIA C RUIZ-CORZO, HECTOR VALIENTE ZAMORA, conveying certain real property therein described to HIGHLAND TITLE, LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 7, 2009, at Instrument Number 20090707-0063327; 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 IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT: BEING LOT NO. 183 ON THE PLAN OF SHEPHERD HILLS, SEC. VIII, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 2854, PAGE 120, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BRAULIO HOLGUIN ROACHO AND MARIA C. RUIZ-CORZO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, HECTOR VALIENTE ZAMORA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, AND FELIPE MOREJON GUERRA, AND UNMARRIED MAN AS TENANTS IN COMMON, , BY WARRANTY DEED FROM MARIE F. BURR, DATED JULY 2, 2009, RECORDED 7-7-09, IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20090707-0063326 REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 03407005200 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 313 TWIN HILLS DRIVE, 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): FELIPE MOREJON GUERRA, BRAULIO HOLGUIN ROACHO, MARIA C RUIZ-CORZO, HECTOR VALIENTE ZAMORA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: First Resolution Investment Corp., MARY D. JONES, UNIFUND CCR ASSIGNEE OF CLASSIC 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 #56057 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 20, 2006, executed by CONNIE MCDONALD, MONTAGUE MCDONALD, 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 April 18, 2006, at Instrument Number 20060418-0044397; 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 August 29, 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. 110 ON THE PLAN OF SECTION ONE, WEMBLEY DOWNS, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 7900, PAGE 301, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. SAID LOT NO. 110 FRONTS 38.50 FEET ON THE EASTERLY MARGIN OF SELSEY COURT NORTH AND EXTENDS BACK 100.00 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY LINE AND 100.00 ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE TO A DEAD LINE IN THE REAR MEASURING 38.50 FEET THEREON. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JASON P. PICCIONE AND WIFE, KATHERINE F. PICCIONE, BY DEED, RECORDED 03/21/2001 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20010323-0028243, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. MAP-PARCEL NO. 064-16-0/C/029.00 CO Parcel ID: 064160C02900CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 604 SELSEY COURT NORTH, 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): CONNIE MCDONALD, MONTAGUE MCDONALD OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: WEMBLEY DOWNS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION 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 #56059 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 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 Randle Herron and Belinda A. Herron AKA Belinda King to Logos Title & Escrow, LLC, Trustee dated December 29, 2005 in the amount of $76,556.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20060109-0002550, (“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 12, 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: The land referred to in this Deed of Trust is as follows: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 130 on the Plan of Fortland Park, Section 2, Addition One of record in Plat Book 2854, Page 85, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete description of the property. Being the same property conveyed to Randle Herron by Deed dated October 14, 1997 from Andrew M. Cuomo, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, of Washington, D.C., of record in Book 10659, Page 992, and corrected to show the dated of said deed as October 16, 1997 by Deed of Correction dated November 13, 1997 of record in Book 10687, Page 593, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. For the purpose of creating a tenancy by the entirety with his wife, the said Randle Herron conveyed an interest to Belinda A. Herron by Quitclaim Deed dated June 11, 2001 of record in Instrument No. 200106190065007, said Registers Office. Parcel Id No.: 83-15-112 Map & Parcel No.: 83-15-112 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 201 Noonan Court, Nashville, Tennessee 37206 CURRENT OWNER(S): Belinda A. King SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: American General Finance Inc. 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

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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. 13-03292 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 07/25/2013, 08/01/2013, and 08/08/2013 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 #56079 201307-25 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 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 9, 2005, executed by JUAN M. TAPERIA, VIOLETA C. TAPERIA, conveying certain real property therein described to NASHVILLE TITLE INSURANCE CORPORATION, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 22, 2005, at Instrument Number 20050922-0114091; 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 CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-67CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-67CB 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 August 29, 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: BEING LOT NO. 37 ON THE PLAN OF FINAL P.U.D. PLAN, PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, PHASE II, MULLEN VALLEY, OF RECORD IN BOOK 6250, PAGE 477, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND SUBJECT TO THE COMMON AREA AND/OR SPACE AS SHOWN BY QUITCLAIM DEED OF RECORD IN BOOK 6577, PAGE 17, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JUAN M. TAPERIA AND VIOLETA C. TAPERIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, FROM MICHAEL RAY RAMSEY, UNMARRIED BY DEED ON SEPTEMEBER 9, 2005, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20050922-0114090, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 149-1A/37.00CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 674 FRANKLIN LIMESTONE, NASHVILLE, TN 37217. 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): JUAN M. TAPERIA, VIOLETA C. TAPERIA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: SunTrust 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 #56119 2013-0725 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 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 Dimeta Smith to Michael T. Bates, Trustee dated June 25, 2003 in the amount of $96,000.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20030709-0094490, (“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 N.A., as Trustee for RAMP 2003-RS8 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 N.A., as Trustee for RAMP 2003-RS8, 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 15, 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 TN as more fully described in Doc# 200006290064923 and being more particularly described as follows: Being Lot No. 27 on the Plan of Meadow Bend Subdivision, Section 2, as of record in Plat Book 5800, Page 275, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee to which plat reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Being the same premises as conveyed to Grantee from Grantor in Doc # 200006290064923. APN: 52-08 113.00 Map & Parcel No.: 052-08-0-113.0 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1508-1510 Meadow Bend Drive, Madison, Tennessee 37115 CURRENT OWNER(S): Dimeta 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. 13-01775 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 07/25/2013, 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013 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 #56166 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 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 Louis Baar and Erica Baar to Glenn Balletto, Trustee dated July 30, 2011 in the amount of $108,163.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee in Deed Book 1396, Page 2411, (“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 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, August 15, 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: Being Lot No. 199 on the Plan of FontaineBleau Subdivision, Section D, as of record in Plat Book 7, Page 78, Plat 78, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee, to which said plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate legal description thereof. Being the same property conveyed to Louis F. Baar and wife, Erica M. Baar by Warranty Deed from Marciana B. Owens dated Aril 30, 1999 and recorded on May 3, 1999 in Book 702 Page 2210 of the Registers

Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 54B G 4.00 Map & Parcel No.: 54B G 4.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 105 Charlemagne Boulevard, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042 CURRENT OWNER(S): Louis F. Baar and Erica R. Baar SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Regency Finance Company d/b/a FMAC 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. 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. 13-02257 /VA Ad Run Dates: 7/25/2013, 8/1/2013, and 8/8/2013 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 #56194 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 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 November 30, 2004, executed by JUANA SAUCEDO, NICHOLAS SAUCEDO, 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 December 3, 2004, at Instrument Number 20041203-0144029; 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 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. 56 ON THE PLAN OF HICKORY WOODS ESTATES SECTION C OF RECORD IN PLAN BOOK 6900, PAGES 885, 886 AND 887, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JUANA SAUCEDO, A MARRIED WOMAN, BY WARRANTY DEED, FRANKLIN SCOTT MEARES AND WIFE, HEATHER L. MEARES, OF RECORD IN BOOK 20041203-0144028 , PAGE ____, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 176050A03900CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 5444 HICKORY WOODS 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): JOSE ANTONIO SAUCEDO, JUANA SAUCEDO, MYRNA SAUCEDO OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC, SOUTH PLAZA INVESTMENTS, LLC, TROY CAPITAL, LLC NICHOLAS SAUCEDO 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 #56260 2013-0725 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 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 June 6, 2008, executed by MARY V. BELCHER A/K/A MARY VANESSA BELCHER, conveying certain real property therein described to K. THOMAS SIDWELL OF WILLIAMSON, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded June 12, 2008, at Instrument Number 200806120060704; 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: BEING LOT NO. 58 ON THE PLAN OF WEMBLEY DOWNS, SECTION 4, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 7900, PAGE 456, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MARY V. BELCHER, UNMARRIED BY WARRANTY DEED FROM MARY E. RADER, UNMARRIED OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20031106-0163406, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DATED OCTOBER 23, 2003. Parcel ID: 064160c10300CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1212 WEMBLEY DRIVE, 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): TIMMEKA R. BELCHERMURDIC A/K/A TIMMEKA RENAE BELCHERMURDIC, EDWARD C. MURDIC OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: MARY V. BELCHER A/K/A MARY VANESSA BELCHER 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 #56288 2013-0725 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 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 Tennes-

see 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: 70-3A16.00CO 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 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 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 200510040119646; 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. 20051004-0119645 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 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 #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 FiftyThree (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-01606-000 Map & Parcel No.: 159C-A01606-000 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 towit: 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.: 5010-22 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. 13-03446 /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 2013-08-08 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 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. 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THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 - 14, 2013 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 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) 601-5846 Ad #56605 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 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 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 #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 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 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. 200406220073749, 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 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 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. 20090724-0069713, 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 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 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 2005-FFH1 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 DAVIDSON 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 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 #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

The Tennessee Tribune 13A 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 2013-08-01 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 March 13, 2007, executed by CARLOS MARTINEZ BARRON AKA CARLOS MARTINEZ M BARRON, MARINA MACIAS, conveying certain real property therein described to WEISS AND WEISS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded March 14, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070314-0031218; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2 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. 40, ON THE PLAN OF SECTION TWO, ADDITION TO SUGAR VALLEY, RS10 CLUSTER LOT SUBDIVISION, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO.20040622-0073636, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH SAID PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION THEREOF. MARINA MACIAS, SPOUSE OF THE ABOVE NAMED CARLOS MARTINEZ BARRON, JOINS IN THIS CONVEYANCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF RELEASING ANY AND ALL RIGHTS SHE MAY HAVE IN AND TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY, ESPECIALLY HER MARITAL RIGHTS. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE GRANTOR(S) HEREIN BY DEED OF EVEN DATE AND BEING FILED FOR RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO.20070314-0031217, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON OCUNTY, TENNESSEE, RECORDED SIMULTANEOUSLY HEREWITH. Parcel ID: 181 01 OB 089.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 668 SUGAR MILL DR, 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): CARLOS MARTINEZ BARRON AKA CARLOS MARTINEZ M BARRON, MARINA MACIAS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for First Franklin Financial Corp., an Op Sub. of MLB&T Co., FSB, Prime Acceptance Corp. 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 #57279 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 Darryl Howard and Lisa Howard to First American Title Insurance Co., Trustee dated June 12, 2009 in the amount of $112,818.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Deed Book GI 8953, Page 155-164, (“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 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, 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 Depart-

ment 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 cov-

enants, 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 SEC E A D STANCE OF FEET TO THE PO NT OF COMMENC NG CONTA N NG SQUARE FEET MORE OR ESS PERMANENT CON STRUCT ON EASEMENT COMMENC NG AT A PO NT ON THE PRESENT R GHT OF WAY OF NEE YS BEND RD FEET R GHT OF THE CENTER NE STA T ON FOR PRO ECT R THENCE S DEG MN SEC W A D STANCE OF FEET SA D PO NT BE NG THE PO NT OF COMMENC NG THENCE S DEG M N SEC E A D STANCE OF FEET THENCE S DEG M N SEC W A D STANCE OF FEET THENCE N DEG M N SEC W A D STANCE OF FEET THENCE N DEG M N SEC E A D STANCE OF FEET TO THE PO NT OF COMMENC NG CONTA N NG SQUARE FEET MORE OR ESS BE NG PART OF THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO M CHAE MADDEN AND W FE TAMARA MADDEN BY WARRANTY DEED FROM O ETTA TAY OR UNMARR ED RECORDED ON THE TH DAY OF OCTOBER N NSTRU MENT NO N THE REG STER S OFF CE OF DAV DSON COUNTY TENNESSEE TH S CONVEYANCE S SUB ECT TO ANY AND A EX ST NG EASEMENTS AND RESTR CT ONS AS SHOWN OF RECORD P D PROPERTY AD DRESS T NEELYS BEND RD MAD SON TN w CURRENT OWNER S ESTATE AND OR HE RS AT AW OF M CHAE MADDEN OTHER NTERESTED PART ES U S B N A B Am NA S B NA F F M T M A B C S FFC T m w m m m w m m m T w m S T T m m T m w m m A m w m w w D T w S T T P w w w TH S AW F RM S ATTEMPT NG TO CO ECT A DEBT ANY NFORMAT ON OBTA NED W BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE R TN P C S T S M S S M m TN www m T F A

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14A The Tennessee Tribune

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 - 14, 2013

Negri Named Interim

NASHVILLE, TN — Members of the Metro Human Relations Commission today unanimously voted to name Tom Negri as interim director, based on a recommendation from Mayor Karl Dean. Negri, a vocal community leader on issues of diversity and immigration, retired earlier this year as managing director of Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Current executive director Caroline Blackwell has accepted a position with the National Association of Independent Schools as vice president for equity and justice. She leaves later this month. “Tom Negri is a respected leader in Nashville whose business experience at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel and background as a founder of Nashville for All of Us will be an asset to the Metro Human Relations Commission as it continues with its important work,” Mayor Dean said. “As long as I’ve known Tom, he has always had Nashville’s best interest at heart, especially in making our city more tolerant, welcoming and diverse.” Negri is founding chairperson of the Nashville for All of Us, a coalition that promotes Nashville as a welcoming and inclusive city and that worked for a 2009 defeat of efforts to make English the only permissible language for use

appurtenances for the construction for the 1400 MURFREESBORO ROAD RENOVATIONS (MONELL’S) and other incidental items shall be received by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, in the Boardroom, 4th Floor, Terminal Building, Nashville International Airport, not later than 2:00 p.m. (local time), August 8, 2013. All bidders must be licensed contractors as required by the Contractor’s Licensing Act of 1994, T.C.A. § 62-6-101 et seq. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. (local time), July 17, 2013, at 1400 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee. Attendance at this meeting is MANDATORY. A one-time tour of the project site will be conducted after the meeting. Copies of the Contract Documents (ITB, Bid Schedule, Attachments, etc.) will be available on July 8, 2013 and may be obtained electronically from www.aerobidz.aero, an online tendering service. The requestor shall pay the cost of the document printing. The project is contingent upon availability of funding. The Small Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) participation level established for this project is TWENTY AND EIGHTY-SIX HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (20.86%) (FOURTEEN AND THIRTY HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (14.30%) MBE AND SIX AND FIFTY-SIX HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (6.56%) WBE). For information on eligible SMWBE firms, bidders should contact the Director, Business Diversity Development, (615) 275-1468, or visit http://www.flynashville.com/ business-diversity-development/Pages/default. aspx. Further detail concerning this bid may be obtained from the MNAA web site: http://www.flynashville. com/business-opportunities/Pages/default.aspx NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED ON TUESDAY AUGUST 13th, 2013 Sealed Bids will be received by MORGAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE at their offices in WARTBURG, TENNESSEE, until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday August 13th, 2013 and opened publicly at THE MORGAN COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S OFFICE, ROOM 301 OF THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 415 NORTH KINGSTON STREET, WARTBURG, TENNESSEE, at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin at 2:00 P.M. A mandatory prebid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at the County Executive’s Office in Room 301 in the Morgan County Courthouse, 415 North Kingston Street in Wartburg. The project consists of Installing Advance Warning School Signal at five School locations in Morgan County, Tennessee. PROPOSAL CONTRACTS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE TIME SET FOR OPENING BIDS A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalification of contractors or be on the permanent register of qualified bidders for the State of Tennessee Department of General Services before biddable proposals will be furnished. MORGAN COUNTY hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award. MORGAN COUNTY is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone (865)-457-6218 THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be viewed at: COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE, MORGAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 415 NORTH KINGSTON STREET, WARTBURG, TENNESSEE, (423) 346-6228 KNOXVILLE BUILDERS EXCHANGE, 300 CLARK ST, KNOXVILLE, TN 37921 ROBERT G. CAMPBELL & ASSOCIATES, 7523 TAGGART LANE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37938, (865) 947-5996 COPIES OF THE CONTRACT DOCUMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM: ROBERT G. CAMPBELL & ASSOCIATES, L.P. 7523 TAGGART LANE KNOXVILLE, TN 37938 UPON A NON-REFUNDABLE PAYMENT OF $75.00 PER SET.

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by Metro government. Negri has served in leadership roles with several hospitality organizations, is past chairperson of the Tennessee State University Foundation and is an executive board member at Conexion Americas. In 2009, he received the Spirit of the Chamber Award from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Outstanding Diversity Leader Award. Negri is former managing director of Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, where he was responsible for managing day-to-day operations and development of the hotel and adjacent office building complex. He spent 35 years with Loews Hotels before retiring on Feb. 1.

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED ON AUGUST 13, 2013 Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Pulaski, at the Pulaski City Hall, 203 South First Street, Pulaski, Tennessee (Office of Public Works, Harold Brooks) until 12:00 P.M local time, on the 13th day of August, 2013, and opened publicly at the Pulaski City Hall, 203South First Street, Pulaski, Tennessee (City Council Room) during regular session of the City Council at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin shortly after 12:00 P.M. Such bids may be delivered or mailed to the Pulaski City Hall, ATTN: Harold Brooks, 203 South First Street, Pulaski, Tennessee 38478. If for any reason such bid does not reach Pulaski City Hall prior to the opening, it shall be rejected. No bids shall be accepted after the time stated for receipt of bids. This requirement shall not be waived. The state funded project, Construction of a SIA Road in Pulaski, will consist of approximately 0.16 miles of grade, base, drain, and paving. Plans are included in the bid documents. PROPOSAL CONTRACTS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE TIME SET FOR OPENING BIDS A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalification of contractors before biddable proposals will be furnished. The City of Pulaski hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award. The City of Pulaski is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone (931) 363-2516 THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be obtained by contacting Kenny Shelton, Sain Associates, Inc., 122 South First Street, Pulaski, TN, (931) 424-0300, ext. 12. A charge of $30.00 will be made for each Proposal Contract and is non-refundable. Bid documents are on file and will be available for examination at the Pulaski City Hall, 203 South First Street, Pulaski, Tennessee (Office of Public Works). 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.

Lenard From page 1A Knoxville. Lenard and her supporters were surprised when an article was published in The Daily Caller claiming that she was a convicted felon guilty of abusing the bankruptcy system. Other publications, including the The Knoxville News Sentinel and Tea Party Nation, fed on the fabrication and republished the lies. “Shock would probably be the best word to describe how I felt when I read those articles,” said Lenard. As it turned out, there is a simple explanation. “In 1992, I was the victim of a crime. Someone passed a bad check to me. I simply deposited the check not knowing that the culprit had given me a bad check,” explained Lenard. “I’m happy that I am able to set the record straight. I was surprised that someone could get away with printing something so false. Sensationalism sells, but I wish they (the journalists) would be more concerned with journalistic integrity instead of writing tabloid trash. I’m poised to be Dr. Brenda Lenard and the next Junior Senator from Tennessee. That’s the story.”

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 14 June 2005, executed by ARTHUR F. BREWER and LORINDA BREWER, to National Title Insurance Agency, Inc., as Trustee for Lendmark Mortgage and Finance, Inc., of record in the Office of the Register of Hamilton County, Tennessee, in Book GI 7587, Page 514, Instrument No. 2005070100289; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s office in Book GI 9897, Page 306; Instrument No. 2013031500034; and the owner of the debt and obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, Lendmark Mortgage and Finance, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire

Lenard does not have a victim mentality and doesn’t want to blame the fabricated articles on racism, but she says it’s no coincidence that this happened to the first African American person to run for Tennessee State Senator. Lenard is also the first woman to run, another reason she feels some people are threatened by her. “Tennesse has never had a black or female United States Senator, and some people want to keep it that way. But I’m not going to be silenced and I’m not going anywhere. I hate to think that people are racist. You hate to believe that. It may or may not have something to do with it.” Lenard says she has requested the slanderous articles to be retracted but it it hasn’t happened. She also asked for an apology but never received one, something that didn’t surprise her. Regardless, she is moving on. “What we’re trying to focus now on is campaigning and not letting these distractions get us off of our campaign and message,” she said. A Republican, Lenard is running on the Pro-American Platform. “I decided to run because I wanted to help put Americans back to work in this failing economy,” she said. “I am dedicated to the

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, 15 August 2013, commencing at TWELVE O’CLOCK NOON, at the west front door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 625 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Hamilton County, Tennessee, to wit: LOCATED IN THE THIRD CIVIL DISTRICT OF HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE: LOT TWENTY-SIX (26), CHINMEY HILLS SUBDIVISION, PHASE I, AS SHOWN BY PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 43, PAGE 974, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ARTHUR F. BREWER AND WIFE, LORINDA BREWER BY DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 7109, PAGE 545, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING: ANY GOVERNMENTAL ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ORDINANCES OF REGULATION IN EFFECT THEREON. RESTRICTIONS AS SET OUT IN INSTRUMENT RECORDED IN BOOK 3554, PAGE 421, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. STIPULATIONS AS MADE ON LEGEND OF RECORDED PLAT. ANCHOR EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON RECORDED PLAT. APPLICABLE CONDITIONS AND EASEMENTS IN SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS RECORDED IN BOOK 2116, PAGE 186, SAID REGISTER’S OFFICE. Property address: 2334 Chimney Hills Dr., Soddy Daisy, TN 37379 Interested Parties: Atlantic Credit and Finance, Inc. Assignee from HSBC; U.S. Government. The U.S. Government claims a federal tax lien against the above-described property pursuant to 26 U. S.C. § 7425(b); the Notice required by said statute has been given to the U. S. Government; and, the sale of the abovedescribed property will be subject to the right of the U. S. Government to redeem pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 7425(d)(1). At the time of this publication, 1) the § 35-5117 notice of the right to foreclose was timely forwarded and 2) 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 12, 2013 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 18, 25 July, 1 August 2013 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 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

idea of change in Washington, D.C. That change will occur by me being the first African American woman from Tennessee elected to the United States Senate. I know and I understand hard work and strong value. These are the things my mother taught me that I use in everyday life.” Lenard had to file for bankruptcy shortly after the untimely death of her six monthold son, Daniel Christopher. Not long afterward, her exhusband packed his bags and left. “I found myself grieving the loss of a child and now having to take care of three small children by myself. When you lose an infant child, it is one of the most severe tragedies anyone can endure, especially as a woman.” It took Lenard a while to go through the grieving process. She has advice for parents who lose a child. “Take your time and grieve the way its most helpful to you. Whatever is your most appropriate form of grieving, go through that process. Seek counseling and support. Take a moment and reflect to see how I can use this grief to turn into something positive.” For more information on Lenard, visit brendalenard. com

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 1486, 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 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1028 ESTATE OF CLARA T. RHODES ALEXANDER , DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of JULY, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of CLARA T. RHODES ALEXANDER, who died 01/20/2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting as the case may be) of this Notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty days from the date the creditor received an actual the copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A) ;or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 1st day of AUGUST, 2013 DOUGLAS ALAN RHODES 1913 SALEM MASON DRIVE NBASHVILLE Tn 37208 Personal Representative. BEAM III JOHN AARON P.O. BOX 280240 NASHVILLE, TN 37228 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; August 1st, 8th 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1070 ESTATE OF EDGAR W CUNNINGHAM, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of JULY, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of EDGAR W CUNNINGHAM, who died 05/03/2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non- resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the

estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting as the case may be) of this Notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty days from the date the creditor received an actual the copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A) ;or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 1st day of AUGUST, 2013 KENNETH A. CUNNINGHAM 9504 GOLDBORO CIRCLE KNOXVILLE Tn 37922 MICHAEL E. CUNNINGHAM 407 LANDON DRIVE NASHVILLE, TN 37220 Personal Representative. SNODGRSS, THOMAS TURNER 2100 PARKWAYS TOWERS 404 JAMES ROBERTSON PKWY NASHVILLE, TN 37219 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; August 1st, 8th 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1080 ESTATE OF BETTY KING PROFFITT, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 25th day of JULY, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of BETTY KING PROFFITT , who died 06/08/2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non- resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting as the case may be) of this Notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty days from the date the creditor received an actual the copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A) ;or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 1st day of AUGUST, 2013 KATHEEN KING PROFFITT 1913 BENTON SMITH ROAD Tn 37218 Personal Representative. BEAM III JOHN AARON P.O. BOX 280240 NASHVILLE, TN 37228 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; August 1st, 8th 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1119 ESTATE OF RUTH LAMBERT SLACK, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 25th day of July 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of RUTH LAMBERT SLACK, who died 3/20/2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non- resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting as the case may be) of this Notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty days from the date the creditor received an actual the copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A) ;or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 1stth day of AUGUST 2013 SYLVIA ANN SLACK 1004 GOLF CLUB LANE Hendersonville Tn 37075 Personal Representative. TEMPLE, GARY WAYNE 4211 Gallatin Road NASHVILLE, TN 37216 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; August 1st, 8th 2013.


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Goodwill’s Wheels-to-Work Program

Matthew Bourlakas, (far right) Goodwill Industries president & CEO, hands keys to Evan McAuley. Already having received their keys are Augustine Collier (far left) and Jonnie Ogletree (center)

NASHVILLE, TN — Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee kicked off an exciting new program. The Wheels-toWork Program was established to help Goodwill employees and clients eliminate the barrier of transportation. The program gives donated vehicles to qualified Goodwill employees or clients who cannot afford to purchase a car at this time and need one to get to work. Goodwill President and CEO Matthew Bourlakas presented the first three recipients the keys to their “new” vehicles during a special ceremony today in downtown Nashville. “The guiding philosophy of Goodwill has been grounded in the belief that productive, paid work is integral to the positive self-esteem of individuals and to the success of the communities in which those individuals live,” said Bourlakas. “One of the keys to gainful employment is being able to get to your work.” More than 20 people applied to receive a vehicle through the Wheels-to-Work program. A selection committee made up of Goodwill employees from various departments helped to determine who was eligible to participate. In order to qualify for the program, participants had to meet certain qualifications such as being employed at least 30 hours, having a valid

driver’s license and good driving record. Jonnie Ogletree After being notified of acceptance into the program, participants will warehouse in Nashville. She has to get had to complete training classes on bud- up at 4:30am and catch two buses just to geting, defensive driving and car mainte- get to work on time. In addition, Johnnie had a total knee replacement last year, and nance. This is only Goodwill’s first vehicle walking is beginning to affect her hip joint. presentation. There are several employees Lack of transportation has even prevented on a waiting list for the program, so if you Johnnie from obtaining her own housing. have a vehicle you’d like to donate, know According to her manager, these obstacles have not stopped Jonnie from having a that it will be put to good use. good work ethic and good attendance. Meet Today’s Recipients Evan McAuley - 2001 Cadillac Catera For Johnnie, receiving a vehicle through Evan is a processor at our Goodwill the program is a blessing. Augustine Collier – store in Lebanon. She lives more than 50 1996 Ford Explorer miles from the Goodwill store where she Augustine is an associate in the Goodworks. There is no public transportation will Call Center. He has struggled with in her area, so Evan has to rely on other having to rely on the bus to get to work. people to give her a ride to work, which is a daily struggle. Despite Evan’s barrier Augustine has even had to wait over an to transportation her manager said she hour just to get home due to limited bus works 40 hours per week and is always schedule for his route. Although Auguson time. For Evan, receiving a vehicle tine relies on the bus, his supervisor stated through this program will give her the that he is always on time and ready to work. For Augustine, receiving a vehicle break she has been looking for. through this program means renewed inJonnie Ogletree – dependence. 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Johnnie is a textile grader at our Good-

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“What’s Happening Now” With Danielle Spencer mals would take me into one day becoming a veterinar- ed to do it or not. And it’s now I’m celebrating my 20th ian. I love trying to heal animals. It’s a lot of fun and year as a veterinarian.” Who could forget the classic hit TV sitcom “What’s very rewarding TRIBUNE: Over the years have you run Happening” featuring characters, “Raj,” (Ernest Thomas) work.” into some of the former What’s Happening cast “ReRun,” (Fred Berry), “Dwayne,” (Haywood Nelson) TRIBUNE: members? “Shirley”(Shirley Hemphill), “Mama Mabel” (Mabel Over the years DANIELLE: “Yes, I have. The only cast King) and Raj’s little sister “Dee,” members left now are Heywood Nelson, my(Danielle Spencer). It was a show self, and Ernest Thomas. I just had brunch with with characters that so many of Ernest a few days ago. I see him almost once us grew up with and loved watcha month. And it’s been about a year ago since ing each week from 1976 – 1979. I’ve seen Heywood because he mainly lives on Unfortunately, Fred Berry, Mabel the east coast. But I understand that he’s now King and Shirley Hemphill have passed on. But Ernest Thomas, here in L.A., so I hope to see him soon. Ernest is Haywood Nelson and Danielle still doing some acting but he’s also managing Spencer continue to remain in consome singing groups too. And Heywood is really tact with each other. a computer expert. He’s always been involved Danielle Spencer was the bratin computers IT systems and computer animaty, cute and worrisome little sister, tion.” who’s favorite line—“Oooh I’m TRIBUNE: When you starred as “Dee” your gonna tell mama,” became a na(Left) Danielle starred as “Dee” on hit show character was the cute but annoying little sister tional catch-phrase. Whatever hapWhat’s Happening Now, (Right) Danielle today that exists in almost every family. Away from pened to Danielle? We had the opas Dr. Danielle Spencer-Fields, veterinarian the show, were you anything like Dee? DANIportunity to chat with her recently (photo courtesy of People magazine) ELLE: “I didn’t think that I was (she laughs) and we’re happy to report that she’s However, my brother, who’s about eleven years doing great! She’s been married have pet owners ever made the connection with you being younger than me, seems to think that Dee would come out since 1999 and is currently, Dr. Danielle Spencer-Fields, a very successful veterinarian. In fact, this marks her 20th the What’s Happening show child actress? DANIELLE: of me at times. My mom of course wouldn’t allow Dee to anniversary as a vet. A few years ago Danielle was para- “I’ve had people figure it out when they see me on other come out. But with some of my cousins, I did use to be a lyzed from spinal stenosis, which resulted from a major shows talking about it or if they read an article about my little tattler on them at times.” car accident when she was a child. But thanks to medical earlier TV career. It usually surprises them that I’m now TRIBUNE: Over the years how often have you technology, and her faith in God and family, she’s back to the same person who’s taking care of their beloved pets. watched the old What’s Happening and What’s Happenhelping our furry friends get better again at her Southern It’s pretty neat when people do that.” TRIBUNE: I understand that you attended Tuskegee ing Now shows? DANIELLE: “I’ve seen them quite often, California area veterinarian clinic. especially since the TV One network started showing the After the What’s Happening show ended, Spencer at- University. DANIELLE: “Yes, I went to veterinary school tended the University of California-Davis two years to there. Attending Tuskegee was such a great experience shows. Watching the shows refreshes my memory on so many things that I had forgotten because I was so young pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. She later took for me. I am so happy that I was a student there.” TRIBUNE: Do you recall details of auditioning for back then.” a break from her studies to participate in the revival of TRIBUNE: I understand that you released a book a her character, Dee, in What’s Happening Now!! (1985– the original What’s Happening show? DANIELLE: “I was quite young. I think I was 10 when few years ago. DANIELLE: “The book is tltled ‘Through 1988). While matriculating her sophomore year, Danielle pledged and became a member of Delta Sigma Theta so- the show started. I don’t remember every single aspect the Fire…Journal of a Child Star.’ It’s a very candid book rority. Spencer attended Tuskegee University Veterinary of the audition but I do recall that I didn’t get the part on where I discuss the portion of my life of being a child star, School. She also portrayed a veterinarian in the films As the first time I auditioned. The show already had a girl going to college and what my life was like after HollyGood as It Gets in 1997 and Peter Rabbit and the Crucifix doing the part in L.A. and my family was living in NY at wood. On the other hand, I reveal how this back surgery in 2001. Dr. Danielle and her husband have no children the time. But about a month later we got a call from the I had changed my whole life and how my husband and I but are proud pet parents to 3 dogs and 1 cat. Here, she show stating they were now interested in me having the survived this ordeal.” chats about her amazing life and career as one of the most part instead. I was flown out to L.A. and I’ve been living TRIBUNE: Do you still have any interest in acting or here since then.” memorable TV characters from back in the day. TRIBUNE: After the What’s Happening shows any areas of entertainment? TRIBUNE: When you were a child star did you have DANIELLE: “There’s still an interest in acting. In ended, did you still have a desire to pursue acting and a love for animals back then or years later? fact, I’ve been taking acting classes with a wonderful actDANIELLE: “Oh definitely. I’ve always loved animals. show business? DANIELLE: “It was a combination. I still My family’s always had pets from as far back as I can wanted to do some acting but I also knew the importance ing coach. Each time I take a class it seems to revitalize remember. So as I grew up I just kept in my mind that I of having a good education too. So I decided to dedicate my interest in acting even more. I also have a couple of wanted to one day do some kind of work with animals. So more time to my education. I figured that I would give projects that are in development, where I will be the proit was my mom who explained to me that my love for ani- veterinary medicine a good 10 year run, see if I still want- ducer once they’re fully developed.” By Janice Malone

Music & Food for the SOUL Celebrated By Janice Malone Photos by Earl Flippen Jr.

It was that time of year again. A time when old school music and down home music come together for Nashville’s annual “eat’em up/ dance’em up” event of the summer—The Soul Food Festival! This year’s lineup of classic R&B soul performers from back-in-the-day did not disappoint the hundreds of loyal fans in attendance in the downtown RiverFront Park area of the city. The Soul Food Festival is an inviting event that highlights the aroma of traditional soul food cooking in the air while bringing together families & friends in an outdoor social setting for a day of reunion, information and live national award winning entertainment. This year’s lineup of talent did not disappoint fans. Stellar performances were delivered from: Color Me Badd, Peabo Bryson, Loose Ends, Guy (featuring Aaron Hall), and Urban Mystic. Each group brought back such fond memories of whatever we were doing in the 1980’s-- good/bad/and ugly. However, Guy could have left some of the rather raunchy dance moves back in the 80’s where they belong. Long time festival attendee Sheila Chunn was thrilled to see one of her favorite singers—Peabo Bryson, who actually serenaded her as he sang his classic hit “Feel the Fire.” “I was actually trying to take

Soul Food Fest fan Sheila Chunn enjoys the moment of being serenaded by the great Peabo Bryson (photo by: Sheila Chunn)

a picture of Peabo on my cell phone, when suddenly he took my hand and started singing to me!” says Sheila, who’s still filled with excitement. “Feel the Fire is my favorite Peabo Bryson song. I just never would’ve thought I would get the chance to have him sing the song to me.” Guy and Aaron Hall show their rather risqué dance moves The Soul Food Festival is Housing, Financing, Business & presented by The Kinfolks Foundation Inc., an orga- Workforce development. If you plan nization whose objective is to create on doing some traveling and missed platforms from which the general the Nashville festival, the event will public can come and retrieve life continue in other cities throughout changing knowledge as it relates September. Visit www.ilovesoulfood.com to Health & Wellness, Education,

Now Casting! A new anthology documentary television series is seeking Blue Collar Success Stories to profile the unbreakable American spirit, determination and hard work that lead to achieving the American dream. People who stood up to skeptics, worked through tough times, and never lost sight of their vision. They saw what no one else could see, had the drive to go the extra mile when everyone else was afraid to travel, they poured their blood, sweat, and tears into a trade, craft, a business, and now these Blue Collar Millionaires are reaping the rewards and living the dream. This is the embodiment of spirit, hard work, true grit and it’s paid off in spades; blue-collar success stories. Doron Ofir Casting is seeking modern day legends and millionaire success stories who have risen up from dirty jobs, labor intensive and traditionally blue collar or even menial careers. Service industry, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, manual labor, infrastructure or anything in between – If you’ve done it and risen up to the top, if you want to showcase what hard work can achieve, we ask you to submit for this upcoming documentary series. America needs working class heroes, and there’s no more inspiring story than the self-made-success. To be apply for casting visit: www.successcasting.com


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ENTERTAINMENT Pilobolus Dance at TPAC NASHVILLE, TN — A troupe of daring dancers with an international reputation will take the stage for one night in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $25 for this exclusive performance are now on sale and may be purchased at www.tpac.org, by phone at (615) 7824040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. Known for leaping, flying and breaking all the rules of dance, Pilobolus is named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength. Founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971, the company has built its fervent and expanding international following by showing the human body to be the most expressive, universal, and magical of media. Pilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shape-shifting, shadowplay and other explorations, while actively collaborating with the best and brightest minds

from all conceivable professions the world over. To date, Pilobolus has collaborated with Penn & Teller, the MIT Distributed Robotics Laboratory, Art Spiegelman, Maurice Sendak, OK Go, Radiolab, and many others. The results of these collaborations have proven that amazing feats can be achieved, and Pilobolus has been recognized for its development of dance and multimedia art, described by The New York Times as “A new idiom of movement drama.” Based in Washington Depot, Connecticut, Pilobolus has, in recent years, transformed from an avant-garde dance company into an international entertainment brand featured by the likes of Oprah, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and the Academy Awards. The company has explored worlds as disparate as advertising, publishing, film, and music videos, earning a 2012 Grammy® Award nomination for the video for OK Go’s “All Is Not Lost.” Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world through perfor-

mance, education and consultation. The company has been touring its 115 pieces of repertory to more than 64 countries over the last 42 years. Pilobolus achieves all this without ever losing sight of their core mission: to make art that builds community. Over three decades, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 11 million audience members and served more than 1.5 million students and educators with performances at TPAC, resources for teachers, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs for adults. Founded in 1980, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members each year with the annual series of HCA/ TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of the three resident artistic companies—Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Tennessee Repertory Theatre. For more information, visit www. tpac.org

Nashville Shakespeare Festival to Perform Aug. 15 NASHVILLE, TN — The Nashville Shakespeare Festival will honor as well as “hold up the mirror” to its hometown with its 2013 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, at the Centennial Park bandshell.Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening with pre-show entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. Food and drink can be purchased at the park. The show is free and open to the public with a $10 suggested donation. The festival continues its 25th anniversary celebration with one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, perfect for Nashville’s “magical summer evenings,” according to Denice Hicks, who is directing this familyfriendly and “green” production. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a favorite for so many people,” said Hicks, who serves as executive artistic director for the festival. “The comedy is still fresh, the magic still charming. We’re setting it here and now – in the ‘Athens of the South’ 2013 --because the characters work so well in the Southern culture and Nashville is truly a magical, romantic city.” Hicks explained that the production holds up “a comedic mirror” to Nashville. Those who attend are likely to recognize themselves and their neighbors in the characters.” The traditional, privileged world of the Athenian upper class will be represented as ‘Old Nashville,’ full of debutantes, politicians, cigars and champagne,” she said. “The Mechanicals in the play are the hard-working, blue-collar class and our devoted tourists. Meanwhile, the Fairies are creative, magical creatures who make flowers bloom and butterflies fly as well as recycle and repurpose trash into clothing, accessories and works of art. The play has fun with every aspect of Nashville society, and we will see how we

can all complement each other and live harmoniously in this great city.” Nat McIntyre and Apolonia Davalos, newcomers to Nashville from New York, will play Oberon and Titania, with Andrew Gumm in the role of Puck. Bonnie Keen, three-time Dove award winner and Grammy and Emmy nominee, will lead the “Mechanicals” as Peter Quince, and Craige Hoover will play Nick Bottom. The play will also feature Brad Brown, Nettie Kraft, Derek Whittaker, Houston Mahoney, Raffeal Sears, Lauren Ballard and Savannah Frazier.June Kingsbury has created costumes that consist entirely of recycled items, including costumes from previous shows, coffee bags, plastic shopping bags, bottle caps and second-hand clothing. MadeFirst is designing the set with lighting by Anne Willingham. Nettie Kraft, the festival’s education director, has designed an online study guide for the summer production. In addition, she can book school and business workshops.


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“Fruitvale Station Interview With Coogler

Kam Williams

By Kam Williams

Born in Oakland, California on May 23, 1986, Ryan Coogler attended college on a football scholarship, playing wide receiver as an undergrad before earning his MFA in Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California in 2011. He worked as a security guard and as a counselor to inmates at a juvenile prison in San Francisco before getting his big break with the help of Forest Whitaker.The Oscar-winning actor agreed to produce Ryan’s first feature film, Fruitvale Station, a bittersweet biopic chronicling the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, a 22 year-old black man shot in the back by a cop on a train platform in Oakland, California on New Year’s Day 2009. The case became a cause célèbre because the killing was caught on camera by numerous passengers. Here, Ryan talks about his critically-acclaimed writing and directorial debut, which has already won awards at both the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals. KW: Congratulations on winning at both the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. That’s pretty impressive for a first-time filmmaker. Your picture’s star, Michael B. Jordan, told me Fruitvale received a very long standing ovation at Cannes. What did that feel like? RC: Just playing at Cannes was overwhelming, man. It was one of those moments I never imagined happening. I think a lot of the response was due to the audience’s connecting to the cast. The performances were incredible! I really felt happy for my actors, especially Michael [B. Jordan], Melonie [Diaz] and Octavia [Spencer]. None of them had ever been to Cannes before. They were really moved to have their work embraced like that. And it was very moving to me how this story that I wanted to relate about a real event that had happened in my hometown managed to touched people thousands of miles away. KW: What interested you in making the movie? RC: The incident itself and what happened immediately afterwards in the Bay area, which is where I was born and raised. I heard about the tragedy almost immediately after it happened, because I was home on Christmas break from film school. Then it was on the news, and I still remember the first time I saw the footage on the internet. I was very emotionally affected by it. Ev-

erybody in the Bay was. There were protests and rallies and riots. I saw myself in Oscar. We were the same age, he looked like me, and we wore the same type of clothes. Seeing someone getting shot like that, and not getting a chance to say goodbye to his loved ones was painful. I couldn’t imagine myself in that situation. With my being a filmmaker, I wondered whether there was a way I could do something. My mind immediately goes to that, whenever I’m affected by anything, since film is my outlet. Then, I saw how the incident got politicized, and how Oscar became a symbol, this icon, a martyr who had never done anything wrong in his life to some people, and how he was demonized by others as a criminal and a thug who got what he deserved. In truth, he was neither one of those things. He was just a normal person who had both flaws and good qualities. So, I wanted to tell his story from the perspective of the people he meant the most to and who knew him the best. KW: What message do you hope people will take away from the picture? RC: To me, the film is a domestic story about this 22 year-old and his relationships. It

Film maker Ryan Coogler accepts award at the recent Sundance Film Festival

is my hope that people will see a little bit of themselves in the characters. And with that, I hope it will trigger a little bit of a thought process about how we connect to and treat each other, whether strangers or those we’re close to. Some people never come in contact with someone like Oscar, a young African-American male, at all. Their only access to his world is through media. So, I hope the film offers some insight for folks like that. KW: You originally went to college on a football scholarship. How did you make the transition from jock to film student? RC: Initially, I was majoring in chemistry and planning to become a doctor, if football didn’t work out. But in a creative writing class, I had a professor who encouraged me to go to Hollywood and write screenplays. I thought she was a little crazy at first, since it came out of nowhere, but it stuck in my head. I later transferred schools, switched majors, and started taking a bunch of filmmaking classes. Then I went to USC film school for my graduate degree.

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Raven Goodwin Being “Niecy” On Being Mary Jane

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BET’s new hit drama “Being Mary Jane,” has hit the airways like a tsunami! One of the reasons for the show’s success is the main star, sexy and gorgeous Gabrielle Union, along with a great supporting cast and storylines that are gut wrenchingly real. One of the show’s outstanding performances comes from Raven Goodwin who plays Niecy, the daughter of Mary Jane’s misfit brother who is an unemployed, recovering alcoholic. Niecy herself is not fairing too well either because she is not in school and pregnant by a boy who has another girl knocked-up as well. Nobody has a job and newscaster/talk show hostess Mary Jane must shoulder the financial burden and management load for the entire dysfunctional family. Acting since age four, Ms. Goodwin, a Washington, D.C. native, has worked her way up the ranks like her youthful colleagues, via appearances on TV shows such as “Everybody Hates Chris,” “3rd Rock,” “Glee’ and others. She may be best known to date as “Tangie Cunningham” on Nickelodeon’s Just Jordan. Film wise Goodwin won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance as Annie Marks for the indie comedy/drama “Lovely & Amazing.” In getting back to her Being May Jane character, Goodwin laughs and says, “She’s something else, that’s for sure.” What is her experience like in Atlanta? Goodwin says, “I was commuting

Raven Goodwin

between L.A. and Atlanta. It’s a series but we shot it like it was a movie. So I was there on and off for a few weeks then, I was there for a month straight, and you know, we just kicked it and I’m loving it.” What is the chemistry with this cast? Goodwin is all smiles, “It’s an amazing chemistry. We’re family and we all look alike. Oddly, because as you know on TV they like to put two dark skin parents with a light skin kid – how did that happen? But it’s a beautiful Black family, middle upper class and even though on the outside it’s beautiful, on the inside we have some baggage. So I’m excited for everyone to see that.” In the upcoming episodes, what are we going to see from Nicey? Is she going to blow our minds? Goodwin reacts, “She is! I think she’s going to prove to everybody that no matter if you are a mom or not, you still try to find your way and I think that is important.” As a mention of note, I would remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that Goodwin has made my Rych McCain’s top t0 list of Hollywood’s most talented youth and is a part of my media family.

TERRI’S REVIEW “The Sweetest Hallelujah” by Elaine Hussey

idolized the father she’d never met. Billie talked all the time about finding him, but Betty Jewel knew that Saint Hughes was no good. He ruined her life and her career. The only thing he’d ever give Billie was his last name. Ten years after her husband, Joe, died, Cassie Malone still grieved deeply. Not one day went by without her missing his hugs, his laughter. She couldn’t bear to get rid of his clothes, or the empty crib for the babies they never had. She Terri Schlichenmeyer regretted most of all that they never had Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer children. Three miscarriages still made her ache. Your best friend knows everything she Which is maybe why the ad in the needs to know. She knows your secrets, weekly paper caught her eye. “Desperand the dreams you hold. She chases ate,” it said. “Dying woman seeks mother away your insecurities, your sorrows are for her child.” her burdens, your joy is her triumph. Your What would make a woman do that? best friend knows Cassie had to know – your heart, and loves though lynchings and you better for it. And Jim Crow laws would in the new book “The make it dangerous to Sweetest Hallelujah” find out. So she left by Elaine Hussey, a her well-appointed friendship that starts Tupelo house, and with a secret ends stepped right into a with a forever bond. secret...I loved this Dead Alice Watkins knew how to send a book, but not for the message to residents story itself - which is of Shakerag, Missiswonderful and a little sippi, on the north side reminiscent of a cerof Tupelo. tain Oscar-winning When something movie, only with a bad was about to haptwist. I loved this pen, everybody knew book, but not for the that Alice sent the exceptionally likeable c.2013, Harlequin ($15.95 / $18.95 odor of barbecue and characters. Canada) 346 pages notes from a blues harNo, I loved “The monica around. Now, Sweetest Hallelujah” those things could be blamed on Tiny Jim’s barbecue house because of the way author Elaine Hussey and juke joint, it was true, but most folks has written it. With words that will make knew a warning when they smelled one. you weep and descriptions that put you And lately, ten-year-old Billie Hughes directly in the scene, Hussey tells a tale smelled barbecue a lot. She tried not to of racism, understanding, and a mother’s think about it, however, even though she love. There’s conflict in here, and maybe knew Mama was sick. That’s because Bil- a bit of controversy; some Southern hoslie knew something Alice didn’t: if Billie pitality, and a haint that plays a surpriscould find her daddy, he’d fix everything. ingly large part in the story. It’s a beautiHe was a famous musician in Memphis, ful novel. That’s all. If your book group is and was surely rich. Billie figured he was in need of a great title, give them this one: kind of like Roy Rogers, only black. Betty Jewel, Billie’s Mama, knew her daughter “The Sweetest Hallelujah.” With that, they have everything they need to know.


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HEALTH 2013 Inductee to the Academy for Women of Achievement

Vera A. Stevens Chatman, professor of the practice of human and organizational development, emerita, at Vanderbilt University, has been named a 2013 inductee to the Academy for Women of Achievement, presented by the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and First Tennessee. The AWA honors women who, through excellence and leadership in their chosen fields, serve as role models for other women. Photo by Vanderbilt/Steve Green

One Type of Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Chances for Breast Cancer By Bahar Gholipour/LiveScience

The researchers found women in the study who had been taking calcium-channel blockers to treat high blood pressure for more than 10 years were 2.5 times more likely to have breast cancer, compared with women who did not use blood pressure medication, or who used other types. “While the results are intriguing, we really need to wait until we see confirmatory studies before we make any kind of recommendations,” said study researcher Dr. Christopher Li, an epidemiologist and breast cancer researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. “People should absolutely not stop taking their medication,” Li said. About 1,900 women with breast cancer participated in the study, as well as about 850 women with no cancer who served as the control group. The researchers didn’t find a link between an increased breast cancer risk and other types of high blood pressure medications, such as beta-blockers or diuretics, according to the study published today (August 5) in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Medications for treating high blood pressure, called antihypertensives, are the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States with an estimated 678 million prescriptions filled in 2010, including 98 million prescriptions for calciumchannel blockers, the researchers said. “This is not the first time that the specter of a link between [calcium-channel blockers] and breast

cancer risk has arisen,” Dr. Patricia Coogan,professor of epidemiology at Boston University, wrote in an editorial accompanying the study in the journal. But previous studies had yielded mixed results. They did not have a sufficient number of participants, or did not investigate long-term use of antihypertensives. The new study “is a very well-done study and therefore there appears to be a hypothesis that now needs to be confirmed,” Coogan said. The study shows a link, but does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship between the drugs and breast cancer. The evidence “is not at the stage where women should be panicking about taking these drugs,” Coogan told LiveScience. Calcium-channel blockers work by slowing the movement of calcium into muscle cells, which dilates blood vessels, reduces the force of the heart’s contractions and slows the heartbeat. In deciding which drug to use to treat a patient’s high blood pressure, doctors may consider how the patient responds to different medications, and their other conditions. “There are people who don’t tolerate some of the other classes of medications, and respond well to

calcium-channel blockers,” said Dr. Randy Wexler from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, who was not involved in the study. “We still have to look at things in terms of the overall risk. Don’t forget that heart disease is still one of the biggest problems in the United States,” Wexler said. However, if patients are concerned, and because there are several classes of hypertensives, patients can certainly discuss their options with their physician, and look into alternative blood pressure treatments, Wexler said. The next step in the current research would be to look at more groups of people who take blood pressure medications, as well as to better understand the underlying mechanism by which the calciumchannel blockers may affect cancer risk, the researchers said. “Antihypertensives only came on the market in the past few decades, so there has not been sufficient number of long-term users of these medications,” Li said. “We are now getting to the point where we have enough people who’ve been exposed to these medications for long periods of time to evaluate such long-term potential risks,” he said.

Women Veterans & Mental Health

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Please Welcome Ayrika Bell, M.D.

TriStar Southern Hills is pleased to welcome Ayrika Bell, M.D., specializing in family medicine close to where you live and work. Dr. Bell is now accepting new patients at her office located in the Maryland Farms area at 5046 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027. Same day appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome! Ayrika Bell, M.D. 5046 Thoroughbred Lane Brentwood, TN 37027 Phone: (615) 370-8080 M-F: 8-6; S: 9-2

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Recent research shows that about 25to 30 percent of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of a mental disorder. Untreated mental health issues can result in long-term problems. These mental health issues may include: Anxiety disorders, Depression, Intimate partner and domestic violence, Mood disorders, Substance abuse (using alcohol or drugs), Suicide and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you are in the military, you may have seen combat. You may have been on missions that exposed you to horrible and life-threatening experiences. You may have been shot at, seen a friend shot, or seen death. These are types of events that can lead to PTSD. PTSD can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. Military sexual trauma (MST) can also lead to PTSD. Sometimes, PTSD is also associated with intimate partner violence (IPV). Women are more likely than men to develop chronic, or long-lasting, PTSD after experiencing a trauma. Not all women who experience a traumatic event develop PTSD. However, women are more likely to develop PTSD if they: have a past

mental health problem (like depression or anxiety), experience a very severe or life-threatening trauma, were sexually assault, were injured during the event, had a severe reaction at the time of the even, experienced other stressful events afterwar and do not have good social support. Some PTSD symptoms are more common in women than in men. Women are more likely to be jumpy, to have trouble feeling emotions, and to avoid things that remind them of the trauma. Home life struggles are also common, and can include marital and caregiver stress, elder abuse or neglect, and problems with parenting anger management. These types of relationship challenges can build on already existing mental health problems or lead to them.


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Tuskegee Airman John Edward Allen Dies of Cancer

John Edward Allen, a New Mexico veteran, one of the original Tuskegee Airman during World War II and later earned honors for his service in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, has died after a long battle with cancer.

John Edward Allen, a New Mexico veteran, one of the original Tuskegee Airman during World War II and later earned honors for his service in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, has died after a long battle with cancer. The NAACP Albuquerque Chapter President Harold Bailey said Allen died from multiple myeloma. He was 84. A long-time resident of New Mexico after retiring, Allen was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Forces right out of high school. At 17, he was assigned to the 332nd Fighter Wing of the Tuskegee Airmen – a group that broke racial barriers in World War II by becoming the first black aviators in the U.S. military. He did not see combat in World War

II but he later received the Air Force Commendation Medal for assisting in de-arming two dozen 500-pound bombs that were dropped from the wing of a B-52 being prepared for a Vietnam War mission. In addition, Allen and about 300 original Tuskegee Airmen were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. Upon retiring, the Rio Rancho resident was a sought after speaker around New Mexico and founded in 2000 a local arm for the General Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton Chapter of the Tuskegee Airman. “History speaks for itself,” said Bailey. “He was a role model, not only for African-Americans, but for all Americans in general.” Despite his accomplishments, Al-

len’s wife, Willie E. Allen, said her husband rarely talked about them unless he was asked. “I didn’t even know he was a Tuskegee Airman until after we were married,” she said. “When I found out I started reading all about the Tuskegee Airmen. I was so proud of him.” His wife also said Allen hardly talked about the racial discrimination he faced in the military. “That was just not the type of person he was,” Allen said. Last year, the veteran was a victim of a botched surgery that resulted in an eye infection and subsequently permanent scarring and vision impairment. Family members said a memorial is being planned Aug. 13 at the African American Performing Arts Center.

Heart Stent: George W. Bush’s Procedure Explained

Former President George W. Bush had a stent procedure this week.

By Amanda L. Chan/The Huffington Post

Former President George W. Bush is recovering after undergoing a stent procedure to open up a blocked artery in his heart. The procedure was performed suc-

cessfully and “without complication” at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, according to a statement. The blockage was discovered during his annual physical. Dr. Samin Sharma, M.D., Director of Interventional Cardiology at The Mount

Sinai Medical Center in New York City, who has not treated Bush, explained to HuffPost that blocked arteries can be detected during an annual physical through a procedure called a stress test, during which a doctor monitors a patient as they exercise (such as on a treadmill or stationary bicycle ) to test the heart’s ability to respond to stress placed on it by physical exertion. Symptoms , such as shortness of breath or chest pain , can also indicate a blocked artery; a cardiac CT scan can also detect a blocked artery. Most people with a blocked artery will end up getting a heart stent, which is a wire mesh tube that keeps an artery open in order to allow blood to flow through. Sharma said about 70 percent of these heart patients will require a stent, 25 percent will be able to manage their

condition with just medication, and 5 percent will require open-heart surgery. Fortunately, for most people, heart stent procedures are same-day procedures, he added. Doctors may choose to keep older patients in the hospital for monitoring for a short period of time. After a person has a heart stent put in, he or she will likely have to go on bloodthinning medication (such as aspirin or antiplatelet therapy). However, these patients can resume their normal activities just a couple weeks after the stent procedure; they will have to have their heart health monitored every year with a stress test to make sure there is no re-blockage. Sharma said that re-blockages are rare, but do happen occasionally.

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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Sounds’ Win Streak Snapped By Ron Wynn

They’ve posted the worse record in the minor leagues much of the season, but the Nashville Sounds had recently enjoyed their longest winning streak this year. That ended Sunday when the Tucson Padres scored four times in the top of the ninth inning, defeating the Sounds 8-5. It snapped a six-game winning streak, and left Nashville with a 44-72 mark, lodged in fifth place among Pacific Coast League teams in the American North. The only bright spot for the Sounds, in the midst of a lengthy home stand, was Hunter Morris’ 21st home run in the fifth inning. It was a three-run blast, which temporarily put them ahead. Tucson’s Cody Decker hit a basesloaded triple off reliever Jesus Sanchez to put the Padres in front, then he scored on a bunt single by Chris Robinson. The Sounds tried to rally in the bottom of the ninth, and actually got the tying run to the plate wice. But they were unable to score. Johnny Hellweg, the team’s biggest winner at 10-4, started Sunday’s game, but wasn’t able to secure what would have been his eighth straight victory. The Sounds had staged an impressive rally Saturday night before one of their biggest home crowds this season (8, 731). They fell behind 4-0 in the second inning, but came back to grab a 6-5 lead in the sixth on the way to a 10-6 win. The comeback was fueled by a double from Robinson Diaz. He moved to third on Blake Lalli’s single, and scored on Josh Prince’s single to center. Diaz had three hits on the night, along with Eugenio Velez. Diaz has been the Sounds’ hottest hitter over the past month, batting nearly .400 (.391). They also enjoyed an offensive explosion Saturday night, getting 16 hits. Tim Dillard picked up the win in relief, his second in four decisions. Dillard al-

BY RON WYNN Cooper Controversy Puts NFL in Tough Position

The Nashville Sounds’ Hunter Morris hit his 21st home run Sunday against the Tucson Padres. The three-run blast temporarily put his team ahead. But the Sounds eventually lost 8-5, as Tucson snapped Nashville’s six-game winning streak, their longest of the season.

lowed only one run in two innings. The winning streak didn’t get them out of the divisional basement, but it at least temporarily improved clubhouse morale in the midst of what’s been a very difficult year. Instability has been at the root of many Sounds’ problems. Their Major League parent Milwaukee Brewers are having an equally tough year, currently residing in last place among National League Central teams. Their best player, former MVP Steve Braun, has been suspended for the rest of the seasons for steroids. The Brewers’ have been ravaged by injuries, and in turn the Sounds have had most of their best players promoted to Milwaukee for most or part of the season. The Sounds have used 19 position players and 24 pitchers, with 12 players going to Milwaukee. There have been eight Sounds’ teammates who’ve made their MLB debut this season. Neither the team’s offense or defense has been consistent enough to get the

Sounds into title contention. As of last week, they were last in the Pacific Coast League in batting average and on-base percentage. They have one .300 hitter on the current roster in Diaz. He’s hit .354 since joining Nashville June 29. But their best overall hitter, Caleb Gindl, is now on the Brewers. Other than Hellweg, pitching has been a problem area as well. The 10 other starters had won only 21 of 110 games prior to the six-game winning streak. The staff leads the PCL in walks and in stolen bases allowed. Those are all contributing factors to an extremely disappointing season. The Sounds had two more games with Tucson on Aug. 5 and 6. They begin a four-game road series with Colorado Springs Aug. 8, then head to Reno for another four-game stretch Aug. 12. They return to Greer Stadium August 16 for a five-game series against Round Rock. After that concludes, they’ll have only two more August home games, against Iowa Aug. 30 and 31.

MLB

First-Place Braves Win 10th Straight By Ron Wynn

The Atlanta Braves matched their hottest streak of the season Sunday night, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 to sweep the three-game road series. It was their 10th straight win, and it moved them 12 ½ games ahead of the second-place Washington Nationals. The loss also dropped Philadelphia further behind in the National League’s Eastern Division. It was their fifth straight loss and their 50-61 mark puts them 16 full games behind the Braves in third place. The Braves’ starter was rookie Alex Wood, who had made only three previous MLB starts. But he was in command, giving up only one run and two hits in six innings while striking out three and walking only two. “(Braves catcher Brian McCann) and I had a good game plan, just attack and make good pitches,” Wood told SI.com. “I didn’t want to be the one who lost the streak.” Wood got plenty of help from third baseman Chris Johnson. Johnson, now leading the National League in batting, had a two-run single in the first inning that gave the Braves a lead they never surrendered. Justin and B.J. Upton each had two hits, while the Braves’ pitchers held Philadelphia to only four hits. The Phillies have scored only 33 runs in their last 14 games. “Our offense got us going,” Wood said. “To get two runs before I got out there, you feel like you have a little to work with.” The Phillies’ frustrations were exemplified most by outfielder Delmon Young, who struck out four consecutive times. The final time came in the ninth inning, and triggered a wave of boos from Philly fans, though

The Braves’ outfielder Justin Upton had two more hits against the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday night, including a double. Upton is now hitting the way he did earlier in the season, and stretched his current hit streak to nine games.

they also had plenty for other players. Cliff Lee has been their best pitcher, but he suffered his 5th loss (against 10 wins) and had his shortest outing of the year. Lee gave up four runs (three earned) in five innings and took his third straight loss. His earned-run average during this losing streak has ballooned up to 6.00. The Braves added two more runs in the fourth on singles by Jason Heyward and Justin Upton. Upton extended his hitting streak to nine games with a double. Craig Kimbrel’s scoreless ninth inning gave him 34 saves in 37 chances. He leads the National League in that category. Philadelphia manager Charlie Manu-

el didn’t like much of what he saw from his team. “You’ve got to show more hungriness when you’re hitting,” Manuel said. “I don’t see no getting after at-bats. Looks like we take it very casual. We say, ‘We’ll get ‘em next time. No, that’s not good enough. At times, we definitely get out-talented, but that doesn’t give you any reason why you can’t concentrate, stay focused on your at-bats and play the game right.” “Not much you can find that’s good about the way we’ve played the last couple of weeks,” Lee added. “We’re getting outplayed all the way around. We’ve got to have more pride, more fire and play better fundamental baseball. Period. If we do that, we’ll turn it around.” Lee was also upset by two lengthy delays that came because umpires were reviewing plays. One was a double originally called a home run. Another was a double first called a home run, then overturned due to fan interference. “It doesn’t help anything to delay the game for five, six, seven minutes, however long it takes to review it,” Lee said. There’s got to be a better way to do it. I don’t know what it is. On one hand they talk about the pace of the game, they need to speed the game up. Then they go to replays to get it right, but then that’s slowing the game down. There’s got to be a way to make it quicker.” The Braves headed to Washington for a three-game series against the second-place Nationals that began Monday night. Left-hander Mike Minor, the team’s biggest winner at 11-5, opposed Stephen Strasburg, whose 5-9 record and 3.04 ERA was one of the reasons for Washington’s disappointing season (54-57 beginning the week).

Philadelphia wide receiver Riley Cooper’s racist comments caught on tape triggered a firestorm last week when they went viral. Cooper had made the statements during a confrontation with a Black security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert. Unaware that he was being caught on a camera phone, Cooper blurted out that he would fight every “N word” in here. It took over a month for the video to surface, but its impact was immediately evident. Cooper was fined by the Eagles, then placed in a racial sensitivity program. But what triggered a different controversy was the NFL’s reaction. Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league would not take any additional action against Cooper, leaving it up to the team to discipline him. Unlike the NBA, which has issued stiff fines against players who made homophobic comments, the NFL didn’t officially act against Cooper. While some Philly players have strongly responded (particularly Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy who took opposing positions), many others have been guarded or diplomatic in their responses. Journalists, on the other hand, have been less reserved, particularly ESPN’s Michael Wilborn. He accused the NFL and Roger Goodell of cowardice, and urged some official action be taken. Then the conversation turned another way, after Black journalists like ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and USA Today’s Jarrett Bell pointed out that they had frequently observed Black athletes using the “N” word in conversation and even addressing each other that way. While they didn’t excuse what Cooper said, they felt that the lax attitude they’d observed among some athletes might have created an atmosphere where others (especially Whites) felt it was OK to use that term. I’d like to see all sports leagues take a harsh stand against the use of racial and ethnic slurs. There’s absolutely no reason in 2013 for anyone to be casually tossing them out in regular conversation. It’s simple laziness and a lack of concern that has driven some folk to depend on slurs and vulgarities to make their points. It doesn’t take much effort to refrain from calling someone any type of slur, just the recognition that this type of language is ugly, hurtful and historically used as part of the overall oppression of people in this society who aren’t considered human. It’s also equally nonsensical to get into a discussion about whether putting an a on the end of the word rather than er somehow robs it of its sting. It is a vile word period, and one that society as a whole would be much better off if it disappeared tomorrow. Sadly, only the naïve would think that the Cooper episode will result in some epiphany in NFL, NBA or MLB locker rooms. Anyone who lives in a predominantly Black neighborhood and takes a stroll during the day has a great chance of hearing that word dozens of times, if not more. But that doesn’t stop any and all professional sports leagues from penalizing those who persist in using that type of language publicly. The government can’t stop it, but nothing in the Constitution gives a pro football or basketball player carte blanch to spew racist language without paying the consequences.


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SPORTS Tiger Woods Wins His 79th Tournament

PGA

By Ron Wynn

He might not be winning majors, but Tiger Woods’ doesn’t seem to have much trouble with other tournaments. Sunday, he breezed to a seven-shot victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at the Firestone Country Club with a final round 70. It was Woods’ 79th PGA tour victory, leaving him only three short of tying Sam Snead’s mark of 82. Though he’s only played 11 tournaments in 2013, Woods has won five of them. He tied a career-best low round Friday with a 61. That pushed him way ahead of the field, and Woods then was never threatened over the weekend. The win also was his eighth at Firestone. That also left him tied with Snead for most wins at a single PGA tour event. “It was a really weird feeling because it was like a tournament within a tournament, I felt like,” second place finisher Keegan Bradley told the Hartford Courant. “Coming in second is a big accomplishment considering Tiger had such a big lead. It’s very tough to give Tiger that many shots. The round he shot on Friday was pretty special. You know, I hate to sit here and go on and on about how good he is, but he is.” Woods acknowledged playing it safe the final two rounds, though it would have taken a miraculous effort from anyone to catch him. “As blustery as it was, it was going to be hard for someone to shoot 63 or 64,” Woods told the Associated Press. “If I didn’t give any shots away and played my game and shot even par or better, I’d force these guys to go and shoot something

Tiger Woods captured the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational for the eighth time Sunday, earning his 79th PGA tour win in the process. He’s only three behind Sam Snead’s 82 victories. Woods won by seven strokes. It was his fifth win this season in only 11 tournaments.

super low on a golf course that wasn’t going to give it up under these conditions. No one got within six shots of Woods, whose 15-under-par 265 total put him well ahead of both defending champion Bradley and Henrik Stenson. Both of them finished with eight-under-par scores. But now the golf world turns to his quest for a 15th major this week at the PGA Championship. It’s the year’s final major, and Woods’ last shot at ending a slump dating back to 2008 in these events. “I feel my game is pretty consistent in all areas,” Woods told USA Today when asked about his chances in the PGA. “Some weeks I hit it good but don’t putt

well. Some weeks I putt well and don’t hit it all that great. This week I hit it well and putted well.” “It’s a continuation of the British Open,” Woods added. “I hit it really good there, and I just didn’t make anything after the first day. Once the speed started changing, I didn’t adjust to it very well, and consequently I didn’t win. This week I felt like I had the same type of control as I did at the British Open and I made some putts and won.” The tournament was special for Woods in another way. It was the first time his four-year-old son Charlie saw him win in person. “That’s what makes it special for both us,” Woods said. “(Daughter) Sam was there when I won the U.S. Open in ’08 and she loves to look at the YouTube videos and back to Daddy. She loves looking at that, and Charlie has never had that, never felt what it’s like to be with the trophy. They always say, “Daddy, when are you going to win the tournament? Are you leading or not? That’s always a stock question. Not leading. “Well, are you going to start leading? Well, I’m trying. This week was nice. I was able to get the lead, and I held it, and it was awfully special for me to have him here to witness it because he understands it now. He understands when I make birdie, when I make par, and he understands the difference. It’s awfully special to share that kind of moment.” The PGA championship begins Thursday at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Woods seeks to snap an 0 for 17 streak in majors. Sunday’s win made his record 53-4 when holding a least a share of the 54-hole lead in any tournament.

TSU Band Tapped for National Spot in St. Louis

playing a Thursday night game on the NFL Network. He took advantage of this Tennessee State University’s Aristo- opportunity to make it happen. The staff crat of Bands has been selected to per- contacted the senior director of comform at halftime of the Sept. 26 game munications for the team, who just hapbetween the St. Louis Rams and San pened to be a TSU alumnus. Francisco 49ers in the Edward Jones “We contacted Artis Twyman, who Dome in St. Louis. This is just the latest has been with the Rams since 2003, and in a series of honors that’s seen the Aris- approached him with the idea,” McDontocrat of Bands playing halftime shows ald explained. “He let us know within before fans in Chicago, New York, Los two days that we would be performing a Angeles and during Titans’ games in six-minute show.” Nashville. While the students and staff are ex“This is a real honor,” Dr. Reginald cited about appearing in primetime and McDonald, acting director of Bands, performing in front of a national audisaid in a press release. “There are a lot ence, it won’t come easy and will take of college bands in the country and only a lot of hard work. The freshman band a very few ever get the chance to play members arrive the beginning of Auin this type of venue. We are excited to gust, with the upperclassmen arriving perform in a different market and let the Aug. 18. The band will have two weeks Midwest know what TSU is all about.” to prepare for the first home game, the The opportunity to play during this John Merritt Classic, on Sept 1, then halftime, according to McDonald, re- devote practice time to the four perforsulted due to the band being in St. Louis mances they have scheduled in St. Louis for the Gateway Classic football game over a three-day period. later that week. Also, he was looking for “We will have 12 days to put together another venue to play and help spread the NFL halftime program, the pep rally the TSU name. for the Gateway Classic and parade, then While reading a local newspaper, a separate halftime show for the classic,” McDonald noticed that the Rams were McDonald added. “All the performances By Tribune staff

TSU’s Aristocrat of Bands will be playing twice in St. Louis next month

will be different, and will surprise and thrill the crowds. It will be exciting for everybody.” The Aristocrat of Bands have been performing NFL halftime shows in Nashville for the Tennessee Titans since the team relocated to the state, playing at one or two home games each season. As ambassadors of the University, the performance in St. Louis, according to McDonald, will enable the band to spread their recruiting reach to the Midwest, especially since many may not have been

exposed to the high-energy performance styles of an HBCU marching band. “This is the first time we have been to the area and people will get to see the showmanship that is the Aristocrat of Bands,” McDonald said. “This is an opportunity for us to recruit in a different area, perform in a different part of the country that we usually don’t get to, and show that TSU is the best marching and performing band in the country.” The Aristocrat of Bands will perform during halftime of the Rams/49ers game that will be televised on the NFL Network beginning at 7:25 p.m. CDT. They will also perform during halftime of the Gateway Classic, Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at 2 p.m., also at the Edward Jones Dome. Since its inception in 1946, and subsequently becoming a show band under the administration of TSU’s second President Walter S. Davis, the Aristocrat of Bands has been featured at many international and national events. These include halftime shows at several NFL games, various Bowl games and HBCU Classics, plus Presidential Inaugurations. The most recent they appeared was Bill Clinton’s in 1993.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Optimism High Among Vanderbilt Football Fans

money standpoint, but also result in a blowout loss. They’ve caught a break It’s very doubtful anticipation for from the SEC as well in that the eightthe start of a Vanderbilt football sea- game conference slate does NOT inson has ever been higher than for the clude either Alabama or LSU. They do 2013 campaign. Last year, the second have tough road games against Florida under head coach James Franklin, the (Nov. 9), South Carolina (Sept. 14), and Commodores won nine games for the Texas A&M (Oct. 26), though the latter first time since 1915. They also earned may not be as difficult if the troubles a second consecutive bowl victory, of defending Heisman winner Johnny something that had never happened be- Manziel result in him being benched or fore in school history. losing time away from the Aggies. Coach Franklin steadfastly refuses Vanderbilt opens its home and conto discuss anything beyond the open- ference season in a big way August. ing game, and always avoids making 29. They’ll be on ESPN against the Ole sweeping predictions or season fore- Miss Rebels, it will be a tough match, casts. But the greatest thing he’s done, but one the Commodores should win. aside from making the team competiGame number two matches them tive against almost everyone they face, against the Austin Peay Governors at is winning those games that they should home Sept. 7. A competitive loss to win and scheduling in a smart manner. South Carolina in week three is exIn looking at their 12-game slate, pected. An upset would be icing on the Vanderbilt wisely avoids putting on its cake. But most likely the Commodores schedule powerhouse teams from other will head to UMass with a 2-1 record. regions that would be profitable from a Unless something totally unexpected By Ron Wynn

Coming Next Week The NFL preseason is heating up, with the Titans heading to Cincinnati for their first road game. The Sounds near the end of their disappointing 2013 campaign as they continue another long road trip. TSU, MTSU, Vandy and UT all are now in full camp mode as they move towards their opening games. Plus the Atlanta Braves try to solidify their playoff hopes as they remain atop the National League East with MLB’s biggest lead. We’ll have all those stories and more in next week’s Tennessee Tribune.

happens, they should be able to defeat both UMass and the UAB Blazers at home Sept. 28. That would conclude the opening month with a glittering 4-1 record. October begins with another home contest against the Missouri Tigers, a team they defeated on the road last season. An open date precedes what looks like the toughest home game on the schedule. The Commodores face the Georgia Bulldogs at home Oct. 19 in what will most likely be a nationally televised game. Then they head to College Station for the game with Texas A&M. A best case scenario following that game would be a 6-2 mark, but a 5-3 is a lot more likely. Anything else (4-4 or worse) would be cause for alarm. After another open date, the November slate starts with a rough one. Anytime you head into Florida for a road game you’ve got your hands full. It won’t be any dif-

ferent this time for the Commodores, who found out last year just how explosive on offense and tough on defense the Gators are. But then comes a three-game stretch that includes home games against Kentucky (Nov. 16 ) and Wake Forest (Nov. 30) sandwiched around a road game against arch-rival Tennessee (Nov. 23). Those are three games that definitely should go in the Vandy win column. Assuming everything has gone as predicted, that would give Vandy another impressive season at 8-4 (9-3 with an upset here or there). Of course, they could just as easily go 7-5 if a couple of games where wins are expected go south. But almost everybody in Nashville looks for the Commodores to get a third straight bowl bid and continue their recent heroics. Just don’t say that around Coach Franklin.

Tennessee Titans coach Bruce Matthews celebrates his 52nd birthday today. Matthews played with both the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans for 19 seasons, participating during three different NFL decades (1980s, 1990s 2000s). A former All-American for the University of Southern California, Matthews was a first-round draft choice and 14-time Pro Bowl selection. That ties Merlin Olson for the most Pro Bowl selections in NFL History. Matthews was a 10-time All-Pro choice, and a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade team. He played in a record 296 games for an offensive lineman. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 and has been the Titans’ offensive line coach since 2011.

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RELIGION

Reclaiming the Power of Intercessory Prayer Rev. Jason Curry, Phd. of Fisk Memorial Chapel

Rev. Jason Curry, Ph.D.

Before I accepted my call to preach, I was a bit skeptical about the power of intercessory prayer. I would hear about children who lived in homeless shelters, and I would help them by providing them with tutoring so that they could pass their classes. Every year, I would hear that our church was serving food to people on Thanksgiving morning, and my cousin and I would help to serve food in order to demonstrate the love that God had and still has for them. If someone wanted to make a change in society, as a teenager, I would

direct them to a voter-registration table so that they could participate in the forthcoming election. Indeed, if a community-service project involved the act of helping, informing or teaching someone in need, I was among the first to volunteer for the job. My family and the church had taught me about the importance of community service, and as a young adult, I neither had the patience nor the wisdom to entertain a serious conversation about the power of prayer to make a difference in someone’s life. As I grew older, I began to understand and value the power, the significance and the necessity of prayer. I quickly figured out that I would probably not possess all of the intellectual, capital and financial resources to help every person in the world. Often times, we as Christian do not have the time to help everyone who requests help, the energy to listen to everyone who has a problem or the money to help everyone who has demonstrated a financial need. In fact, the person in need may also be a Christian, but he or she does not

have the spiritual strength to bring his or her cares and concerns before the Lord in prayer. Over time, I have learned that we have an obligation, an opportunity and a privilege to bring the concerns of others before the Lord in prayer. Prayer is a great resource of the Church that has been used by Christians throughout the past two-thousand years. Intercessory prayer is the act of praying for someone who is unable or unwilling to ask God to make a change in his or her life. The power of intercessory prayer is found throughout the bible. For example, in Genesis 25:21, Isaac prayed to God on behalf of Rebecca and God blessed them with two sons, Jacob and Esau. In Luke 23:34, Jesus prayed on behalf of those who were crucifying him and said: “Father forgive them, they know not what they do.” God responds to prayer, and prayer changes things! Let us remember to bring the cares and concerns of others before God in prayer.

It’s Time to Get it All Back Everyday Joy by Regina Prude

lost. On a spiritual level, restoration is a divine way of putting things right when you may have been wronged. Life is a process of suffering inevitable loss. If you don’t believe me, just pick up today’s paper. Or yesterday’s. Or last year’s. You will read a story about someone who has lost a job. Or lost their home to a fire, or lost belongings as a result of a burglary. Regina M. Prude There was recently a story in the news about a wife who had David said to him, “ for I will tucked her diamond ring into surely show you kindness … I an old box and placed it on a will restore to you all the land shelf in her closet. Her husband that belonged to your grandfa- was collecting items to add to ther Saul …” the neighborhood yard sale and ——2 Samuel 9:7 gave them the box, not realizing its contents. The wife was God is a God of restoration! devastated. Not long afterward, The dictionary defines the however, the woman who had word “restoration” as the pro- purchased the box saw the stocess of restoring something to ry in the newspaper, found the the rightful owner after it has ring tucked inside and returned been taken away, lost, or sur- it to its rightful owner. rendered. It also means making God is completely aware of good on something you have everything that the devil has

taken from us. God knows that Satan’s mission is to steal, kill and destroy. He has stolen the joy of some believers, forcing them, instead, to be filled with fear and disbelief. In the scriptural example above, David restored everything that was lost by the grandson of King Saul and gave him a permanent seat at David’s table. Loss happens to everyone at some time, but the beautiful thing is that God is keeping an account of your losses. One day, the final record will be tallied and you will be on the receiving end. The God who knows your trials and tribulations will surely restore your joy and give you back all of the “stuff” the devil has taken from you. Believe it! Stand on His promises. The prophecy belongs to you this day. © Regina M. Prude, 2013

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A Reader’s Response

AsktheElder Dear Elder, I am forwarding this email that I sent to my family members and a few friends. I am sharing this with you because of your comments in The Tennessee tribune, Thursday July 18-24. Yours is the first article that I have seen written by an African American leader that seems to understand the difference Elder “X” Lawson between what is moral, ethical, and legal. There is no doubt that there was racial profiling. (In the Trayvon Martin Case) However, as an African American male I have been profiled by African American women who concluded that since I was a Black man I was

less than a white man. I did not know how to treat a woman. The problem as I see it is that instead of attacking the jury that made a legal decision based on the law and the guidelines set by the judge, we must focus on the inherent injustices in the law itself. No mother should be expected to feel any different than Trayvon Martin, Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. It is simply not natural for a parent who loves their child to feel any different. However, our feelings, our sense of morality, and what you and I think believe to be just is simply not wedded to the law. In fact, some laws have been deliberately passed so that certain groups, especially African Americans, could be taken advantage. Have we forgotten that slavery was legal? Jesus came to bring the kingdom of God. He told the people that he wished to help to repent (Matt. 4:17), that is to change their minds about themselves and the nature of the world. His method of changing the world was to bring people into the kingdom of heaven. The reason is that the god

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of this world will never issue in any truly just and equitable system. To do so would be to surrender his rule in the earth to the God of heaven. So, we must teach our people about the realities of the cruelties of the world system. Yes, we should strive for justice everywhere, but we should never conclude that evil has been defeated. Evil lurks for every opportunity to raise his head, especially against those who are innocent of wrong doing. Keep up the good work that you are doing Rev. Joseph Myles. Thank you Rev Myles and to everyone who reads these columns, whether you agree or disagree keep “Pursuing perfection to impact an imperfect world through Christ Jesus, for more of my response and on this subject check out next week’s issue. 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.

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Panama City Laketown Wharf

A stunning view from the balcony of a luxurious unit within Laketown Wharf

ABOVE: Enjoy a mouthwatering dinner along the beachside at Spinnaker’s BELOW: Grouper at its best, Creole style at Spinnaker’s

Ripley’s offers rare exhibits and remarkable facts

Renuka Christoph Ready for a beach getaway? Cruise eight hours and find beach paradise in Panama City. It is guaranteed fun for the entire family with endless ocean discovery along the white sands. Whether the desire is relaxation and watching ocean waves, building a sand castle or water sports, all ages will be entertained. And the place where it can be found is Laketown Wharf, part of Sterling Resorts. Sterling Resorts’ Laketown Wharf property has been honored with TripAdvisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This esteemed award recognizes hospitality superiority and is bestowed to TripAdvisor establishments that consistently receive outstanding customer reviews. “We owe this award to our amazing staff,” notes General Manager, Gene Murphy. “I’m incredibly proud of the unified effort by all to serve our guests at the highest level – I believe it’s what sets us apart. It’s amazing to be recognized for our hard work and commitment.” The resort has offers guests a one stop shop of convenience. One-bedroom condominiums feature a full kitchen, two baths and bunks to accommodate up to a family of four. For those requiring additional space for friends and extended family, Laketown offers two- and three-bedroom units that sleep up to eight guests. Nightly rates starting from $195.00 (Rates do not include taxes and fees. Minimum two-night stay required, weekends excluded. Offer valid May 24 – August 7, 2013) Managed by Sterling Resorts, the landmark Laketown Wharf is located in the heart of Panama City Beach just steps from the sand. Laketown’s spacious, one- to three-bedroom units are chock-full of amenities and feature full kitchens, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, washer/dryer and private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Five sprawling resort pools and a children’s aquatic playground make a splash with families. Other onsite amenities include the state-of-the-art fitness center and 52,000-square-foot boardwalk surrounding an immense freshwater lake with theatrical fountain displays nightly. For reservations please visit www.LaketownWharf.com or call 855-238-6946. Where to Eat A must stop is at Spinnakers. which offers fresh and amazing seafood along

The Perfect Midway Stay When driving to Panama City, take a midway break and enjoy a comfortable stay at the Doubletree, located oat 120 Madison Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama. The spacious and luxurious accommodations are worth an overnight stay, making the vacation a truly relaxing experience. Visit doubletree3.hilton.com or call 334-245-2320 for reservations.

the beachside. Recommended is the Grouper Creole which consists of a hearty fresh catch Blackened Grouper over cilantro saffron yellow rice and topped with a red pepper and red onion medley and sautéed in a white wine garlic Creole reduction. Each bite offers a harmony of spicy flavor within the creamy sauce. Another great choice are the Grouper Tacos, served with an amazing cilantro sour cream. And top it off with the classic Key Lime pie. Conveniently located across the street from Laketown Wharf, Pineapple Willies is the place to find a lively atmosphere with frozen favorites to take on the beach. Among their specialities are the Mahi Mahi BLT which is a fish steak, juicy and succulent. If seafood is not an option, go for the “World Famous” BBQ Ribs, served, yes, in a souvenir sand bucket. It is a fall of the bone experience. Willies boasts in serving 1,000 lbs. a day. What to do Visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not, within walking distance of Laketown Wharf. The attraction tugs at emotions with its recently opened Titanic exhibit, where visitors can put their hand in water which was the exact temperature of the waters that tragically took the lives of the trapped passengers. Artifacts and photos capture the excitement and thrill and then the sudden tragedy of the passengers. Ripley’s Odditorium consists of what it sounds like, oddities around the globe, from rare finds to extreme human capabilities. The 4-D theater promises viewers a virtual thrill ride with the 3-D glasses. For the perfect spa experience, drive to the Serenity Spa at Wyndham Bay Point Resort. Relieve stress and tension with a massage or body treatment. Recommended is the Signature Facial, offering a pampering experience as well as deep facial cleansing. Skilled experts cater to the needs of each guest based on skin type. Call 850.236.6028 or visit www.wyndham.com/hotels/florida/ panama-city-beach to make reservations. Make plans for the perfect getaway at Sterling Resorts. For more information on Laketown Wharf, other Sterling Resorts properties or to make reservations, visit www.SterlingResorts.com, or call toll-free 1-866-695-8734.

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