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Candidates Support North Nashville By Clint Confehr

Six of the seven mayoral candidates attended the Pancakes and Politics forum at The Cal Turner Center at Meharry Medical College last Saturday. Candidates shown l-r, Charles Robert Bone, Bill Freeman, Megan Barry, Jeremy Kane, David Fox and Linda Rebrovick. Candidate Howard Gentry, Jr. was not available because of a previos committmentto attend a national conference. Photo by Brandon Sawyers

NASHVILLE, TN — Six of seven candidates for mayor voiced support for North Nashville, minority employment, affordable housing and other needs of the community during a political forum Saturday at Meharry Medical College. At the end, the missing candidate’s mother was declared the forum’s winner by a candidate who whimsically said he’d vote for her. She said her son was representing Nashville at a conference and asked nearly 140 people attending The Tennessee Tribune Candidates Forum to vote for her son. However, the tone of the forum was set by Meharry Senior Vice President Robert Poole. Meharry, General Hospital, Matthew Walker Health Center, Fisk and Tennessee State universities have a $1 billion economic impact on the city, Poole said. Tribune Social Media Director

See MAYORS, 12A

C-SPAN Visits Fisk and The Tennessee Tribune By Jason Luntz

NASHVILLE, TN — On February 10th C-SPAN’s award winning, 45-foot customized Bus visited both Fisk University and The Tennessee Tribune office. The bus arrived as part of CSPAN’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Tour. Students, professors, and area residents stepped aboard the Bus to learn about the public affairs network’s programs and resources, including its in-depth coverage of the U.S. Congress, White House, federal courts, and the American political process. Through interactive exhibits, students and educators learned how to access and utilize C-SPAN’s comprehensive online educational resources and services, including C-SPAN.org. Dr. H. James Williams, President of Fisk University, appeared on CSPAN’s flagship morning program, Washington Journal, via the mobile studio on the Bus. After stopping at Fisk, the bus traveled to The Tennessee Tribune where the newspaper staff was allowed to explore the vehicle. Students from Tennessee State University’s newspaper The Meter were also present for the tour. The Bus, now in its 22nd year on the road, partners with local cable providers to visit schools and community events across the country. See C-SPAN, B11

Take 10 on Tuesdays

Eddie George, actor and former Titans player, and “The Whipping Man” director Rene’ Copeland are guests this week on Take 10 on Tuesdays with The Tennessee Tribune. Social Media Director Jason Luntz discusses the new play with the featured actor and director. “The Whipping Man,” which opened on Feb. 10 and runs through Feb. 21 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), explores religion and slavery at the end of the Civil War. Copeland and George explore the importance of examining the topics of race and the relevancy of those stories today. The two also touch on the growth of Nashville’s art community. To learn more about this powerful play go to:

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TSU Students and Tennessee Tribune Publisher Mrs. Rosetta Miller Perry in front of the C-SPAN bus

Obama Nominates Atty. Crenshaw By Clint Confehr

President Barrack Obama has nominated Nashville lawyer Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. to succeed U.S. District Court Judge William Joseph Haynes Jr., who attained senior status in December. “Out of an outstanding field of candidates, President Obama is nominating a first-rate local attorney and community leader,” U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper said. “Waverly Crenshaw will make a fine federal judge. I just hope the Senate con-

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firms him quickly because he is needed on the bench now.” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairs the Judiciary Committee. U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker congratulated Crenshaw. “I … will help make sure he has a fair and prompt consideration by the U.S. Senate,” Alexander said. Corker said, “I … look forward to meeting with him during the confirmation process.” Crenshaw’s name and one for

See CRENSHAW, 12A

State Represented at SBA Gathering By Deborah A. Culp

As the month of February 2015 kicked off with a great start, so did the area Small Business Association (SBA). Over 30 resource partners and small business owners gathered in Nashville, Tennessee at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s District Office to view the State of the Region Address by Regional Administrator, Cassius Butts. The event was held at the U.S. Small Business Administration Building

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Pancakes & Politics, Continued from page 1A

Meharry Medical College Senior Vice President Bob S. Poole gave the opening remarks at the Pancakes and Politics event last Saturday.

Breakfast line at the Pancakes & Politics Mayoral Forum held at Meharry’s Cal Turner Family Center, sponsored by Juan Gipson, Franchise Consultant

Real estate executive Bill Freeman, right, a candidate for mayor, listens to a resident as At-Large Councilman Jerry Maynard, center, looks on during the breakfast portion of Pancakes and Politics with Rev. Neal Darby, rear.

Photos by Clint Confehr and Brandon Sawyers

Jason Luntz President of NABJ and Social Media Director for The Tennessee Tribune explains the role the black media will serve in the Mayoral election 2015.

Mayoral candidate Charles Robert Bone speaks at the mayoral forum

After the Mayoral Forum everybody wanted a photo of the candidates, the panelists and the luminaries.

Charter school founder Jeremy Kane, a candidate for mayor of Nashville, listens to a potential constituent before the forum.

l-r, former Tribune senior editor Renuka Christoph, mayoral candidates Jeremy Kane and Linda Rebrovick

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Unity Luncheon Brings Community Together

MURFREESBORO, TN — Five people whose devotion to their community has enhanced the lives of others were feted at MTSU during Black History Month. The annual Unity Luncheon was held Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the second floor ballroom of the Student Union. A hallmark of MTSU’s Black History Month observances since 1996, the Unity Luncheon brings to light the achievements of citizens whose guiding principle is service to others. Bishop Joseph W. Walker III, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, was the featured speaker. Walker created the “Women’s Night Out” tour in 2010 “to expose and discuss the root causes of failed human relationships,” according to www.josephwalker3.org. Walker, a noted motivational speaker, is the author of “Love and Intimacy: Five Ways to Get Together and Stay Together” and “Life Between Sundays,” an account of his first wife’s battle with stomach cancer. This year’s honorees were Clifford Allison, Dr. Barbara Canada, Percy Ford, Madelyn Scales Harris and Karl Thomas. A veteran of World War II, Allison was drafted at age 18 and served in the European Theater of Operations. In peacetime, Allison ran a well-respected mortuary business. The 91-year-old Allison is an active member of the American Legion. Canada, a retired Tennessee State University assistant professor and cooperative extension specialist, is the founder and chief executive officer of Aspire to Educate-Empower-Encourage. Known as “AE3,” the nonprofit organization was founded to help people and groups achieve business, health and

Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III

community-building goals. Ford is a nationally certified drug and alcohol counselor. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Key United Methodist Church and the Murfreesboro chapter of the NAACP. Harris, the only woman on the Murfreesboro City Council, is retired from State Farm Insurance Company as a business account underwriter. She is the owner of New Beginnings, a youth

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motivational speaking company. Her community service legacy includes activism with the League of Women Voters, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund of Rutherford County and First Baptist Church, among other groups. Thomas, a poet and oral historian known as K.H.A.O.S., worked for 10 years at The Village Cultural Arts Center, which provided programs designed to deter teen pregnancy, juvenile delin-

quency and high-school dropout rates. Previously, Thomas founded and managed the Outreach Program from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s to help the underprivileged access disability benefits or drug and alcohol rehabilitation services. Also as part of the event, Dr. Cornelia Wills, director of student success for the University College at MTSU, signed copies of her book “Mama Said: A Word to the Wise is Sufficient” at the luncheon.


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2015 Workforce Diversity Forum and Awards

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NASHVILLE, TN — The National Organization for Workforce Diversity presents the first annual 2015 Workforce Diversity Forum and Awards on Friday Feb. 27 from 7:30 am - 9:30 am at Bass Berry and Sims located in The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, 150 3rd Avenue South on the 28th floor in Nashville. The purpose of the event is to recognize the importance of workforce diversity. Reflecting on the significant legacy during the celebration of black history month, the forum will address the opportunities, challenges and solution strategies for business advancing workforce diversity. Mayor Karl Dean will kick-off the event with an award presentation ceremony. Claude Humphrey: Pro Football Hall

of Famer, Debbie Turner: Executive Vice President Journal Communication, David Williams: Vice Chancellor, Vanderbilt University will be recognized for their significant achievements in promoting workforce excellence and diversity. Bridgestone Americas will be awarded the Corporate Leadership Award, Diversity and Inclusion. A panel discussion will follow the event ceremony with the following speakers: Mayra Zimmer, Vice President of MultiCultural Affairs, AIG Chris Simmons, Retired, Chief Diversity Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers Renata Soto, CoFounder, Executive Director, Conexion Americas Vicki Yates with NewsChannel 5 will lead the

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Mayor Adds Four Members to Committee NASHVILLE, TN —Mayor Karl Dean announced an expansion of the newly created Diversity Advisory Committee with the addition of four new members. Additionally, he has appointed Davidson County Clerk Brenda Wynn to serve as co-chair with Metro Water Services Director Scott Potter. Newly appointed members include Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway and Metro Deputy Finance Director Talia Lomax-O’dneal. Additionally, Metro Council Members Sandra Moore and Sheri Weiner will serve as representatives of the Metro Council and were recommended by Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors. “I am pleased that we were able to make a strong committee even better,” Mayor Dean said. “We recognize that more voices at the table give us the best opportunity to ensure our workforce represents the rich diversity of Nashville’s population.”

Last week, Mayor Dean signed an executive order to create the Diversity Advisory Committee and named nine members. The executive order will be amended to reflect the expansion. The Diversity Advisory Committee will serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and will develop a plan that will ultimately assist all Metropolitan Government agencies, boards and commissions in their efforts to recruit, hire and retain a workforce that is inclusive and representative of Nashville’s demographics. The nine members appointed last week were Potter; Wynn; Police Chief Steve Anderson; Metro Action Commission Director Cynthia Croom; Interim Human Resources Director Veronica Frazier; Acting Public Works Director Randy Lovett; Law Director Saul Solomon; Interim Human Relations Commission Director Tom Negri; and Fire Chief Ricky White.

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Say Yes to the Audi S! By Tribune Staff

The all-new 2015 Audi S3 Sedan model offers drivers specific details that underscore the high-performance for which the Audi S lineup is known for. One of those standout features is a popup screen that displays the radio/music system, fuel gauge and other important dashboard features. On the right side arm rest, there you will find all of the vehicle control panel, which includes the push button, keyless start ignition feature. Other interior highlights include offering, instrument dials that are in an S specific dark gray metallic finish with the numbers and needles in white. The tachometer features a three-dimensional S3 logo and boost pressure indicator. A leather-covered, multifunction sport steering wheel with the rim flattened at the bottom and S3 badging and standard shift paddles with aluminum details are also standard on the S3. Underneath the hood the Audi S A3 a powerful, highoutput 2.0L TFSI® engine with quattro® all-wheel drive produces an impressive 292 horsepower. The S3 boasts a Singleframe® grille with aluminum-look, double horizontal bars and a chrome frame outline. Aluminum-look double ribs and honeycomb inserts fill the air inlets in the bumper and optional LED headlights add to an unmistakable look. The S3 will also come with a S3 specific sport suspension and unique S3 specific 18-inch wheels and

optional S3 specific 19-inch wheels. Other cool features include: Audio system with AM/FM radio, one CDs (reads MP3 format), digital media card, digital radio, satellite radio and color screen Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls Fourteen Bang &Olufsen speakers subwoofer and surround sound Diversity antenna Cruise control Trip computer: includes average speed, average fuel economy, current fuel economy and range for remaining fuel Alloy trim and none Card key power locks : includes power windows ; automatic locking Electric glass sunroof Leather upholstery Driver and front passenger seat bucket front seat heated with 12-way power power height, 2-way electric and power tilt Split-folding rear seats: Front cup holders The aesthetics all add up to this being a really gorgeous looking car to drive, inside and out. The numbers: 31 (city) 43 (Hwy) MSRP: $32,600


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New Atty. Joins Firm

The ‘Carnegie Hall or Bust’ Fundraiser Part two of a two-part series Dr. Todd Robinson is a navy pilot and flight surgeon, author, film producer, medical school faculty member, and a practicing physician. He is an MD and a PhD. But until now there was one area in which he had no experience: fundraising. Here’s the background: Getting ready for the world premier of renowned composer Earnestine Rodgers Robinson’s oratorio “Exodus” required fundraising. Dr. Robinson (Mrs. Robinson eldest son), and family members needed to raise $140,000 to $170,000 to bring 200 diverse choir members to New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The family organized supporters as Chicago Voices United. But, surprisingly, not as an independent 501c3 organization. “One of the FUNdraising Good Times! articles talked about being creative in looking for funding sources as it pertained to nonprofits. This was very encouraging as we struggled in the early phases. Initially, we used personal funds and a loan as start-up capital for Chicago Voices United. But we quickly realized that we needed the nonprofit status to be more attractive for donations,” Dr. Robinson shared. Instead of becoming a 501c3 organization, Dr. Robinson asked an existing nonprofit if Chicago Voices United could become a “sponsored project” of that nonprofit. The answer was yes, and months of paperwork and filing fees were saved, allowing the group to focus on their goal: fundraising for choir members. They launched a website (www. ChicagoVoicesUnited.org), attempted crowdsource funding, website marketing, and social media but found each to be “extremely ineffective.” “We decided to go a different approach. Like the article I read and resonated with, we had to get creative with our fundraising,” Dr. Robinson shared. “As a result, we decided to pursue industries/companies directly involved in our fundraising needs: hotels and airlines based in Chicago. We figured it would easier for a company to donate their time or services to a home-grown project in-

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stead of just forking over cash.” The results? “Requesting donations in the way of services, we quickly landed a sponsorship from Hyatt who made a donation in the form of “discounted” room prices; and in the world of expensive hotel rates of downtown Manhattan, this was a big win. Now, the price of lodging during the concert event was more within reasonable reach for our average choir member,” Dr. Robinson continued. “This also made it easier for us to recruit choir members. Recently, United Airlines has expressed interest in making a donation of its services.” A January “sneak preview” of Exodus in Chicago was well-received, and part of the Robinsons’ fundraising strategy: potential donors and influencers had the opportunity to experience the oratorio and become inspired. Follow up meetings are in progress as we go to press. Dr. Robinson’s advice: “Constantly monitor your efforts with a critical eye; be adaptive and flexible enough to quickly change directions if needed; and think creative.” You can donate at www.chicagovoicesunited.org or by calling Dr. Robinson at 901-414-3366. Contact him by email at info@chicagovoicesunited.org Copyright 2015– Mel and Pearl Shaw; Mel and Pearl Shaw position nonprofits, colleges and universities for fundraising success. For help with your fundraising visit www.saadandshaw. com or call (901) 522-8727.

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STUART, FL — Trial attorney Willie Gary recently announced that Lanesha Sims has joined his Florida-based law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C., as an associate attorney specializing in commercial litigation, employment discrimination, products liability and medical malpractice. Sims will assume her new position immediately and will be based in the law firm’s main office in Stuart, Florida. Sims is a member of the Florida Bar and Mississippi Bar and has built an exemplary career. She began the practice of law in Florida at a global defense law firm after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry Lee Adams, Jr., District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and the Honorable Carl E. Stewart, Chief Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Sims has represented Fortune 500 companies, medical associations, product manufacturers, and individuals. Her experience includes commercial litigation, wrongful death, products liability, class action litigation, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, federal and state court litigation, and appellate practice. Due to her reputation and experience, Sims was invited to teach as an adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law. She later served one year as a full-time visiting professor of law, where she taught Products Liability, Civil Procedure II, Employment Law, and Legal Profession/ Ethics. Sims received her B.A. from Tougaloo College in Mississippi and her law degree from University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, Mississippi. She is a member of the National Bar Association and has received numerous accolades

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and awards including the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Volunteer Award. She is also a recipient of and was selected as a Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by the Jacksonville Bar Association. Prior to joining Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C., Sims served as a full-time volunteer in a community life support program, was a regular volunteer at the Clara White Mission, and served as a volunteer and mentor with the Children’s Home Society of Florida. Sims is a zealous, skilled, and caring advocate, and has consistently demonstrated a commitment to protecting the voiceless members of her community. “It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Lanesha to the Firm family,” stated Gary. “Lanesha is a talented and dynamic litigator, and we look forward to maximizing her expertise and legal intelligence,” continued Gary.


EDITORIAL THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, February 12 - 18, 2015

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Republicans Fail the State Once More By Rosetta Miller Perry

Republicans make a lot of noise and speeches about how they’re truly the party of the people, the only ones willing to oppose government’s supposed erosion of rights and freedoms. But the reality is when it comes to truly doing something that will benefit those most vulnerable in society, no one exhibits less interest than Republicans, whether they are in Congress or the state house. Last Wednesday, they gave numerous needy citizens the back of their hand by voting 7-4 to kill Insure Tennessee, an attempt by Governor Bill Haslam to craft legislation that would expand the state’s Medicaid Program. Various GOP mouthpieces have been claiming for years that they, not the federal government, should decide what’s best for Tennessee citizens when it comes to health care. So they’ve now made their decision. In their eyes, keeping things like they are is the best option. The Senate Health Committee was supposed to be taking a week to consider and evaluate this plan. That notion proved a fraud, just another opportunity to kill the bill. The Republicans’ perfect track record of ignoring those most in need of help remains intact. The plan contained built in health care incentives and vouchers toward employer-sponsored health plans. It represented a way of expanding access to health care to an estimated 280,000 more people. But House leaders

ROSETTA MILLER PERRY said they ultimately did not have the votes, and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said Senate opposition was two-to-one. House Democrats, who two weeks ago had 10 of 26 votes in favor, were ultimately all in, according to caucus officials. Gov. Bill Haslam said he does not see a path forward at this point, but is “committed to finding some way of addressing the problem.” This is meaningless, self-serving rhetoric and it is a shame that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey mouthed empty justification for this action, including a lame explanation about not seeing the entire legislation in writing, as if that were the program. One Republican after another trotted out canards about suspicion of government, disenchantment with “Obamacare,” and even nonsense about creating “entitlement” programs for able-bodied people.” Setting aside the incredible hypocrisy evident by the fact five of the six Republican Senators who voted against the bill have state-sponsored health insurance plans, what these people have done (again) is put their narrow political philosophy ahead of what’s best for their con-

stituents. Access to affordable health care isn’t an entitlement, it’s a necessity. Sooner or later, every adult gets sick. Those who don’t have health insurance will still go to emergency rooms, have procedures, and do whatever they need to do, and those bills will have to be paid. Few things bust a budget more than soaring medical costs, and those are a direct result of uninsured people. But instead of increasing access and reducing total costs, the Republicans are doing nothing. Many, if not most, of the 280,000 population that could have been helped, won’t be, and you can count on many of them getting sick at some point and needing medical care. This callousness remains par for the course among Republicans. They’ve spent the last six years in Washington opposing any and everything proposed by President Obama, and their minions at the state level are taking their cues from their national leaders. Sadly, while they play politics, the people they’re supposed to represent are getting the short end of the stick. Remember - “Death Panel” are bureaucrats who would decide whether Americans—such as her elderly parents or children with Down syndrome— were “worthy of medical care”. I pray this is a myth.

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Last week we had so much hope for Tennessee because of Governor Bill Haslam’s noble efforts to establish a healthcare system that works for all Tennesseans. This healthcare system would give urgent care and healing to a quarter of a million people that have none whatsoever. I took the occasion to commend Mr. Haslam for leading his party to do what was right for the state and relished the thought of so many other good things that would come as the result of Insure Tennessee. But that was not to be. Seven other Republicans; Dr. Joey Hensley of Hohenwald, Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains, Todd Gardenhire, Chattanooga, Mike Bell from Riceville, Brian Kelsey of Germantown, Kerry Roberts from Springfield and Rusty Crow of Johnson City, just couldn’t bring themselves to the obvious conclusion that the Governor had come to—that it was the right thing to do. This move demonstrated the failure and heartless nature of our Republican government leaders to actually lead and to save about 19,000 lives and hospitals in areas where so many are about to close, particularly in rural communities. I don’t know what else does. Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and Speaker Beth Harwell, along with the other miscreants in this travesty of leadership, in my opinion, have innocent blood on their hands. That would be the blood of those who will suffer and die daily, only because of the extreme “wrongs” (some call it the “right”) racist hatred of one man among 6.5 million Tennesseans and 316 million people in our country--the President of the United States.

RODNEY BEARD I mention their names to burn it into our minds when it comes to the next elections. I wonder, where is the outrage that some of us feel already? I mean the kind that drives us to the polls to vote this cancer in Tennessee and America out of office! How do we help people who should and will vote, understand that those eight (and I’m sure there are more) haters have affected the welfare of an entire state by passing up $1.14 billion dollars in Medicaid/ healthcare expansion for “the least of these,” which is about 250,000 human beings in our state alone. Amazing isn’t it? In addition to preserving or saving lives, and making for a healthier state that big companies would now consider moving to because of the much lower cost of healthcare, that $1.14 billion dollars would have generated some much needed prosperity for Tennesseans. The trickle-down effect of Insure Tennessee would have created 15,000 brand new jobs because of healthcare alone, which equates to more than $900 million in income alone plus, well over a billion dollars in new spending derived from that 15,000 who will have more money to shop with, buy groceries, and eat out etc. So, my question becomes: How could they deny Tennesseans so much and why? The answer is, candidly--Barack

Obama. He’s the one that the Republican Party vowed would never succeed in anything that was good for the country (or their own states) if they had anything to do with it. It now seems that vow was made on the very night he was inaugurated—period! President Obama is the man they just love to hate. He’s the one who took their Republican healthcare idea (from Mitt Romney) and implemented it for an entire nation. It works and is working for the 7.5 million Americans that have signed up (at last count), and their states, (plural). Not only that but by his active demonstration, once again, of being truly bipartisan, forward thinking, and a just leader, he acknowledges seeing what is best for America as a whole. He’s done so by adopting this Republican Governor’s plan for higher education, by making sure that all high school graduates have two years of free community college. I mean come on! I think that the “wrongs’” hatred for one man is the obvious and irrefutable evidence of the hatred that they have for all of us that may be “colored” or “socialized” as he is. They (you know who they are), know that the future of this country is in the hands of liberal Blacks, Whites, Mixed, and Browns that really do care about human society. This will be a society that we’ll possess by default by standing for what is right for all of us together. Their hate, disregard, and insensitivity should empower us. We can’t let this slide. Enough is enough! pastorbeard@comcast.net


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Pancakes & Politics Continued from page 2A

At-Large Metro Council member Megan Barry, a candidate for Mayor, listens to a constituent during the breakfast portion of the event.

Tribune Publisher Rosetta Miller Perry stands with mayoral candidates Charles Robert Bone and Megan Barry. Bone who, during his closing remarks at the mayoral forum at Meharry, cited Jeramiah 29-7 which encourages man to promote peace and prosperity. He wants to correct the notion that every family benefits from Nashville’s new momentum.

Members of the Nashville chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists include, l-r, Jason Luntz, Vicki Yates and John Smith

R.H. Boyd Publishing COO LaDonna Boyd, a candidate for an open seat on Metro Council, confers with real estate executive Bill Freeman, candidate for mayor during the breakfast portion of Pancakes and Politics.

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Elementary Students and Families Earn Awards

NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Fourth-grader Marlee Sabria Wade was all smiles as she looked at the blue lapel pin she had just received. The wording on the pin read, “Students with Academic Greatness.” All semester-long the 9-year-old from Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School in Nashville came to class every day and on time, participated and scored very high on all her class work, she had no unexcused absences, and no office referrals for bad behavior. Marlee displayed the behaviors necessary to succeed in school. That seems like a badge of excellence, but for Marlee, standing barely 3 feet tall, it is an understatement. “When I was younger I always knew I had academic greatness but I just didn’t know what it was,” said Marlee, with a grin and a show of confidence that explains how proud she is of her own ability. “I want to be a doctor or a fashion designer and I know I will make it because I do well in all of my work and I am never late.” She definitely will. Her “no-nonsense” grandmother, Margaret Thomas, a retired seamstress, is a major influence, and already has Marlee watching as she (Thomas) stiches different styles -- in case fashion design becomes the choice. Being on time, working hard and already having career choices have certainly earned stripes of excellence for Marlee, her younger sister, Ilee Wade, a kindergartener, and about 50 other students from their school, thanks to a Tennessee State University initiative that keeps the students on track and their parents engaged. About a year ago, the University, through the College of Education, entered a partnership with Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School through the S.W.A.G. (Students with Academic Greatness) initiative to acknowledge and recognize families and students who strive to achieve behavior and academic benchmarks identified by their home school. Every nine weeks the Dean of the College, Dr. King-Jupiter, and the S.W.A.G. Team travel to Churchwell Elementary School to award certificates to students for maintaining the program’s goals. Students who received two certificates during the fall semester were recognized with a pin and a certificate at the inaugural S.W.A.G. Award ceremony in the Ferrell-Westbrook Complex at TSU on Thursday, Jan. 29. Essential to the academic greatness of any students are engaged parents. So, the Team recognizes parents for what they do to encourage academic greatness. “The goal of ‘S.W.A.G.ging’ these students from K-4th grade is to stress the importance of not just going to school but to do their best academically,” said King-Jupiter. “So often, kids only receive acknowledgement for sports and entertain-

ment. Or, they receive notoriety for bad behavior. The goal of the S.W.A.G. Initiative is to reward students publicly for academic excellence while also exposing them to alternative career choices.” And the message is getting across, S.W.A.G. officials say. They say parental and family engagement – a key indicator to students’ academic success – is overwhelming. For instance, Marlee says she does not worry about getting to school on time. It just happens, as she puts it. Her mother, Treva Wade, a TSU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, knows the importance of being on time and she makes sure Marlee and her sister are out the door in time to be in class on time. “My mom gets me and my sister up early and ready for school everyday, so we are never late, and she makes sure we do our homework,” said Marlee. With no direct University or government funding, how is such a novel program staying afloat, dean King-Jupiter was asked. “We see the S.W.A.G. Initiative as a low-cost way to build a pipeline, but we are looking for funding sources through grants and other means to sustain the program,” she said. Until then, resources, including award and gift items, are donated by some of her fellow deans, vice presidents, professors and the core of staff members who help run the program. That’s in addition to members of the community who contributed to the purchase of Kindle tablets for each family. “We got by with a lot of help from our TSU family and friends.” At the inaugural S.W.A.G. award ceremony that included a catered buffet dinner, University, state and local officials formed a procession to receive the students as they came up to be pinned and presented with their certificate of excellence. A parent, representing each of the more than 40 families at the ceremony received a gift bag stuffed with a Kindle tablet and other University paraphernalia. Officials included TSU Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mark Hardy; State Representative Harold Love Jr., Churchwell Elementary School Principal Trellaney Lane, and Robert Churchwell Jr., after whose late father the elementary school was named. “Your child has been a model student in the partnership’s examination of parental involvement and academic achievement,” Hardy said to the parents, as he presided at the ceremony on behalf of TSU President Glenda Glover, who was away on business. “And to you the Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School, and Dean King-Jupiter and our College of Education, we applaud you for promoting academic excellence. Your presence here tonight along with all of these officials is

State Representative Harold Love Jr., pins TSU Students with Academic Greatness Award winner Marlee Sabria Wade, a fourth-grader from Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School, during the inaugural S.W.A.G. Award ceremony at TSU on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Participating in the inaugural S.W.A.G. Awards ceremony at Tennessee State University were: l-r, State Representative Harold Love Jr., Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School Principal Trellaney Lane, the Dean of the College of Education Dr. Kimberly King-Jupiter, and Robert Churchwell Jr., after whose late father the elementary school was named.

an indication of how much importance we attach to the S.W.A.G. program and what it is doing for these young people.” While S.W.A.G.’s primary target is student academic excellence, parents received rousing ovations for encouraging their children. “In SWAG we recognize and reward the model of parenting that is engaged. This is the only way we can be sure these students will succeed. We also want ‘S.W.A.G.gers’ to know that a focus on academic excellence will open doors to opportunities,” King-Jupiter noted. Principal Lane added that the TSU/ Robert Churchwell partnership offers an opportunity to recognized students who have academic greatness and parents who give it their all to make sure their children are achieving at their very best.

Today we celebrate academic excellence and congratulate these students for their accomplishments,” she said. “We thank you parents. You are doing something special; please continue to be the great role models you are.” The College of Education S.W.A.G. Team received high praise for their contribution. They include: Assistant Dean Alethea Hampton, Assistant Professor Thurman Webb, Assistant Professor Calli Holaway, John Barfield, of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; and graduate assistant Darreon D. Greer Sr. The team also receives support from other members of the college including Associate Dean Heraldo Richards, and department chairs Trinetia Respress and John Tiller; and Ruth Gordon, Jo Mercer and Jennifer Sparks.


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The Power and Future of Black Faith By Joshua Lott via Getty Images

with my theological assumptions of Jesus who was moved by such a depth of love that he willingly evacuated his privilege and learned obedience through his death on the cross. And because of his low ego and high impact, my physical and eternal destiny is transformed. When I think of Black Future Month, and the kind of vision that could emerge from my Black Faith, it would be grounded in a similar spirit of low ego and high impact, showing up through what I will call the Body, the Ballot and the Buck. In my vision, the Body serves as a double entendre describing two ways we can show up. As institutions of black faith, can we re-imagine our congregations as more than a house for weekly worship? Can we embrace the notion of our institutional Body as power bases of black power and agency that can be leveraged to invent a future for our black families that see the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven? Likewise, can we preach, pray and act in ways that disciple our congregants to be open and willing to put their personal Body in the fight for freedom through principled nonviolent direct action or mentoring or any form of physical engagement? This would mean that clergy, seminaries and ongoing Christian education programs must develop a robust theology that collapses the false dichotomy between biblical understandings of righteousness and justice. Some of this work

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Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial - Martin Luther King, Jr I am unapologetically a Christ follower. I am unapologetically black. And at times, I am apologetically a clergy leader in the American church. These self-descriptions attempt to gesture at the intersectionality of my own faith journey and perspective that informs the lens through which I see the world. While none of these self-descriptions give a full account of who I am, they are significant because they tell a story of what is shaping me. And this story deeply informs the way I see black faith relevant in a black future we dare to imagine. On August 19, 2014 while in Ferguson during the aftermath of Michael Brown’s killing, I was walking down W. Flourissant for the evening resistance and protests. This particular night, we called for one hundred clergy to show up and be present. While walking to “ground zero”, a group of young men asked “Why are all you preachers out here tonight? What’s going on?” I said to them, “We are here because we love you and we care!” One of the young men replied, “Fa real?” My encounter with these young men reflect one of my hopes for our black future: an accelerated day when young people disconnected from our faith and community institutions don’t question why are we here. Nor respond with doubt, incredulity or skepticism when we reply with genuine love and concern. I have grown to love the spirit and vision of this burgeoning revolutionary era, particularly its guiding leadership principles of low ego, high impact. It resonates

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is emerging in places likePICO’s Live Free Campaign, The Samuel DeWittt Proctor Conference, and the The Black Church Center for Justice & Equality. And while the Body may show up differently for institutions and individuals, the non-negotiable in my vision would be the Body showing up in concrete ways that leverage our unique privileges of power, wealth, talent and numbers to reaffirm that Black Faith matters in the future of black lives. Our Ballot could be utilized as a tool of accountability for elected officials and political interests who for too long have failed to respond with the requisite response that matches the depth and complexity of suffering in black communities through mass criminalization & incarceration, police brutality and state-sponsored violence. Can black faith incubate and unleash the moral outrage necessary to inspire sustained engagement in electoral and political engagement? This means regular social justice ministries committed to civic engagement, organizing and advocacy must be prioritized and resourced in our ministries. I believe black faith overflowing from neighborhood-based congregations can catalyze and sustain local political engagement between election cycles since all politics is really local. Organizations like the Values Partnership, Let My People Vote and National African American Clergy Network are powerful resources which have

year round capacity to support our local efforts. Our Buck gives us an opportunity to harness the $1 trillion dollars of economic wealth, which flows through the black community. Black faith can mine the theological and moral values of our traditions to critique the dominant and excessive spirit of materialism and unfettered capitalism grinding our communities into dust. Black Faith can sustain a rhythm of boycotts and economic interruptions that are targeted to demonstrate the power of wealth already at our disposal. Black faith institutions can channel business and parishioners to minority and women-owned businesses to keep our wealth circulating in our communities. I am inspired by Rahiel Tesfamariam’s Not One Dime Campaign and the Blackout for Human Rights Campaigns, which seek to provide structure for a sustainable movement. Showing up through our Buck would increase more access to jobs, entrepreneurship, opportunities and self-sufficiency, all the while alleviating economic poverty in our communities. I can go on about many other ways that Black Faith can show up to create a black future where all of our families can live free. I could talk about: Re-entry ministries for the formerly incarcerated, health ministries for those living with HIV/AIDS, expanding our circle of concern to our LGBTQQI community members, and so much more. My vision only makes sense to those young men we met in Ferguson, and the future we seek to create if Black Faith will show up. May we show up creating the moral and theological confrontation that makes the systems and forces of this world answer: Which Side Are You On? Our scriptures teach us that faith without works is dead. May the works of our Black Faith be so alive that the future being invented can never be surprised to see us walking down the street.


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UT Health’s Chaum Receives Grant for Research

MEMPHIS, TN — Significant eye injuries are common in the military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, Plough Professor of Retinal Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $999,488 from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to study the effects of ocular trauma. The award will be used to support a project titled, “Nutlin Analogues for the Prevention and Treatment of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy in Ocular Trauma,” and will be distributed over three years. This grant will explore the use of a new class of drugs for the treatment of ocular injuries, in particular those that prevent the scarring caused by traumatic injury, which often leads to blindness. The candidate drug molecules being tested are variants of a known drug currently in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer. In partnership with Focal Point Pharmaceuticals, a Memphis startup company, the goal of Dr. Chaum and his research team is to prove the effectiveness of these drugs in ocular trauma and other eye diseases, and to develop them commercially for military and civilian clinical use. “I have had the privilege of working in partnership with the Department of Defense and the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center at Fort Detrick, Maryland, for the past ten years to translate engineering concepts into novel medical devices and research programs to benefit our veterans,” said Dr. Chaum. “This exciting project, in partnership with the DOD, is anticipated to lead to the development of a new class of drugs to treat traumatic eye injuries in military and civilian medicine, and improve the ability of retina surgeons like myself to prevent blindness in the most difficult cases we face.” The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, the contracting element of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, provides support to the Command headquarters and affiliated organizations. For more information, please visit http://www. usamraa.army.mil/index.cfm. As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic

A new $999,488 grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity will allow Dr. Edward Chaum and his research team to study the effects of ocular trauma, a condition that is common among military personnel who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate and selected baccalaureate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.

UTHSC also educates and trains cohorts of medicine, pharmacy and/or health professions students -- in addition to medical residents and fellows -- at its major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its more than 100 years, UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 57,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu. Follow us on Facebook: facebook. com/uthsc, on Twitter: twitter.com/uthsc and on Instagram: instagram.com/uthsc

Professor Cho Awarded Grant From Foundation MEMPHIS, TN — Osteoarthritis (OA) is an increasingly large burden on the American health care system. This debilitating condition affects 60 percent of Americans over the age of 60 -- the fastest-growing demographic in the nation. Hongsik Cho, PhD, MBA, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $130,808 grant award from the William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation. The award will support a project titled, “Theranostic Nanosomes for Osteoarthritis.” Although there have been substantial advancements in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis, treatments for OA have lagged and are currently primarily palliative until joints become totally dysfunctional and prosthetic replacement is needed. Early detection and treatment of this condition could delay the onset of disease and spare pain and cost. The purpose of Dr. Cho’s research is to develop a drug delivery system using the very small packets, called nanosomes, enclosing drug and a fluorescent dye to repair damaged cartilage. The earliest injury of joint cartilage damage starts from the destruction of the cartilage extracellular matrix (ECM) and exposed type II collagen, one of the major components of knee cartilage. Dr. Cho’s nanosome technology targets damaged cartilage only, using a specific antibody that binds to exposed type II collagen. “We believe that binding of nanosomes containing therapeutic agents in a small animal model will target the release of this agent locally,” said Dr. Cho. “This will deliver high concentrations of the therapeutic agent lo-

A $130,808 grant award from the William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation will allow Dr. Hongsik Cho and his research team to develop a drug delivery system using very small packets, called nanosomes, that enclose a drug and a fluorescent dye to repair damaged cartilage.

cally where it is needed and prevent its general distribution. If successful, this targeted nanosome technology should aid in reducing general undesirable side effects.” Founded in Texas in 1998, the William and Ella Ow-

ens Medical Research Foundation gives primarily to support original research on the cause, cure, treatment, or prevention of human diseases and disorders, including basic research, applied research, and clinical trials.

WTRFC Participating in National Effort to Learn About Sudden Death in Young MEMPHIS, TN — The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is managed by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is one of four Tennessee locations participating in the new Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Case Registry, a national data collection project to learn more about the reasons for sudden and unexplained deaths of those under the age of 20. The Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have funded the project in a total of 10 states

or regions. The Tennessee Department of Health will oversee data collection at the four centers in the state. After consent is obtained, data from deaths that meet specific criteria will be collected using nationwide standards of practice. This will include information from death certificates, medical records, death scene and pathology reports, as well as DNA samples that will be stored in a national biorepository. All information will be entered into a database to provide a nationwide registry of information that can be analyzed. “The hope is we will learn something about why these children are dying,” said

WTRFC’s Karen Chancellor, MD, chief medical examiner for Shelby County. Dr. Chancellor, a neuropathologist and forensic pathologist, served on the task force that wrote the autopsy protocol for the registry. Dr. Chancellor is also a professor of Pathology at UTHSC. A similar project, the CDC’s Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry, started in 2009, provided information that supported sleep recommendations for infants. “We learned that a lot of those deaths were asphyxiation deaths,” said Dr. Chancellor. “We’re hoping for something just as substantial to come from this study, to find out something in these

deaths that is preventable.” It is estimated that more than 260 young people die each year in Tennessee without a known cause. Conditions such as heart disease and epilepsy may contribute to these numbers. Besides the WTRFC, Tennessee data collection will be done at the Hamilton County Forensic Center, Forensic Medical Management Services in Davidson County, and the William L. Jenkins Forensic Center in Johnson City. Four-year grants to fund the effort were awarded in September. Training was done in December. Case reviews and data collection began nationwide in January.


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THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, February 12 - 18, 2015

Family Fantastic

The Power of Parental Guidelines By M. Simone Boyd

“You are the meanest parents ever,” is a phrase I used often growing up. My parents were very strict. We couldn’t spend the night at most of our friend’s homes. We could only watch TV on the weekends. We had to exercise with my dad on weekday mornings. And we were never allowed to watch PG-13 movies, until we were 13. This was one more reason why I felt like I never quite fit in. Because when my friends were talking about the awesome new movie they had seen, chances were, I had not seen the movie. So, when I went to college I used every opportunity to rectify that situation. But, as I began to watch movies my parents never would let me watch and listen to music my parents never would have let me listen to, my behavior changed. And I began doing things my parents would be ashamed to know that I have done. Are the music and movies to blame for my behavior? No. I am. But, I think the music and the movies blurred the lines between right and wrong and black and white. And I ended up with a shade of gray that I thought was acceptable behavior. Speaking of Shades of Grey, can Hollywood sink any lower?! If you are not familiar with 50 Shades of Grey, it is about a young college student that meets a billionaire and begins a tawdry affair. The thing is that this veiled attempt at romance (the movie is being released on Valentine ’s Day) is simply pornography dressed up in a suit and tie. Admittedly, I haven’t seen the movie or read the books. But I do know this: affairs are bad for marriages and pornography is bad for families.

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Some of you reading this will say “Simone, you have no right to tell me what to watch!” You are right. You have the right to exercise free will. But if you choose to see 50 Shades, will you do me a favor? Listen to how you feel. I can almost guarantee that you would not be willing to have your thoughts posted on the front page of the New York Times. Now, compare that to how you felt when you left Selma. If you are like me, you left there feeling strong and powerful.

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You see, our minds are a battlefield. Bad inputs lead to bad outputs. Good inputs lead to good outputs. And daily we should be waging war to only receive good inputs. The Good Book says “whatsoever things are pure, lovely, and of good report think on those things.” But, we can’t focus on good things if we fill our minds with smut. So while my parents set strict guidelines, I am grateful for their moral stand. And, I’m asking that you be intentional in choosing the guidelines for your family. M. Simone Boyd writes about families and relationships. Reach her at simone@myfamilyfantastic.com

Sustainability, the Language of Love

By Thomas Sheffield

Love is a powerful thing. Never under estimate the power of love. Lives have been changed, wars have been started and history has been made because of love. American writer Thomas Mertan said: “If you have love, you will do all things well.” We must choose to love and give it away freely. We must love our businesses, love our employees and love our customers. This will in turn allow us to be the recipient of love. The three basic subjects of sustainability, people profit and planet gives us the framework to show love to others. Sustainability presents you with some wonderful options which leads to better decisions. Let’s face it, society has lost trust in business leaders within the past 20 years. Scandal has been publicized in the media regarding the drive for short-term gains. Business is not evil. Wall Street put pressure on corporations to increase short term stock prices. This pressure, in turn, put many companies out of business and in effect cost investors their life savings. Where is the love? Operating a business with sustainability at the fore-

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THOMAS SHEFFIELD front brings the love back to business. Sustainability is an approach of ongoing investment in the business and gives the business options for creating value for the stakeholders of the company. Love the planet. Show your love for the planet by conserving natural resources. Take steps to reduce your water consumption. Take steps to reduce energy usage and paper usage in your business. Recycle when you can and donate things you cannot use. There are many organizations that can use old computers, books and magazines. Encourage the use of public transportation to reduce carbon emissions. Publish these acts in your sustainability report. This shows all stakeholders how you are different from your competition. Love people. Show your love for your stakeholders by investing in

your community. Your neighbors are a valuable resource. You have the power to create loyalty from your customers, suppliers and the community. If you are a treasure of the community, the community will protect and look out for your business. When you look at small businesses that have been in the community for a long time, it is evident that the community has supported them. People will return the love for you when times are tough. Show the love of profit by using it in a responsible way. Business has and can continue to change the world. Business must think of a higher purpose than just making a profit. Business must be about serving others and making lives better. A rising tide raises all boats. Not just big boats but little ones too. Business leaders can be used as a vessel to create a world of prosperity and love for all. If these things inspire you, and you need help to learn how to do more, please feel free to contact me thomsustainableconsulting@gmail.com. Or you can follow me on Twitter @tcsheff. I also invite you to my new website: thomsustainableconsulting.com.

The Nashville Women’s Empowerment Workshop will host a Book Publishing seminar on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Belle Meade Executive Suites, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37205. Early registration is $59.95 per person through Sunday, Feb. 15. After that, regular registration is $75. Aspiring authors and business owners will learn the step-by-step process of writing, marketing and publishing a book. By the end of the training, attendees will know how to: Get published in 90-days or less, Understand all aspects of the publishing industry, Publish e-books, children’s books, poetry an training manuals, Clearly understand the Book Publishing Process, Write a Best Selling Book, Get your book into bookstores, Create an effective marketing plan, Manufacture and organize your book, Use the “FREE” Resources to help you publish your book, Select the right editor, printer, publisher and book cover designer, Publish and print 100 books for under $300.00, Sell 100 books in less than 100 days, Create multiple products from one book, Put your book in e-book format and sell it via Kindle, Sell your book on Amazon.com and other on-line distributors, Use Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to sell books, Bonus Training: How to Publish an E-book How to Register: 1. Online at http://www.nashvillewomensempowerment.com/start-smart-training 2. Fill out attached Registration Form and mail it to R.B.I. Enterprise, P.O. Box 583, Hermitage, TN 37076 3. E-mail Renee Bobb at bobbrenee@yahoo.com 4. Call (615) 753-5647


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Mayors Continued from page 1A

Drs. Cheryl Robertson, David Dantzler and Mariba Wariboko presented a workshop on heart health on February 7 Photo by Rose Ballard

African American Women and Heart Disease By Sandra Long Weaver Tribune Editorial Director

Heart disease kills more African American women in this country than any other medical condition. “It is under diagnosed, especially in women,” Dr. David Dantzler, a Vanderbilt University cardiology fellow told about 40 people at workshop sponsored by the National Medical Association. “And a lot of the risk factors people don’t know about until it’s too late,”Dantzler said. Of African American women age 20 and older, about 49 percent have heart disease, he added. The workshop, which was hosted by the Auxiliary to the R.F. Boyd Medical Society at St. Anselm’s Episcopal Church on Feb. 7, is an effort to start more conversations about heart health, especially in African American women. Dantzler was joined

by cardiology fellows Dr. Cheryl Robertson and Dr. Minaba Wariboko who also pointed out African Americans have higher risk factors that lead to heart disease. “About 37 percent of African Americans suffer from diabetes, 50 percent have high cholesterol and 40 percent are estimated to be smokers,”Dantzler said. Other factors are hypertension and physical inactivity. In addition, Robertson said people need to be aware of the Body Mass Index (BMI). “Anything greater than 25” is a concern, she said. “It takes into consideration your height and weight. We tend to be heavier so we are prone to more diseases,” she said. “We need to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy diet.” The signs and symptoms of heart disease “present differently” from

Crenshaw Continued from page 1A judge in California were sent Feb. 4 from the White House to the Senate. “I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates for the federal bench,” President Obama said. “They will be distinguished public servants and valuable additions to the United States District Court.” Crenshaw has been a partner at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP since 1994, where his practice focuses on labor and employment issues. From 1990 to 1994, he was an associate at Waller. Matt Burnstein, chairman of the prestigious Nashville law firm, said Crenshaw would be an excellent judge. “Waverly has been one of Waller’s leading partners for many years, in multiple ways,” Burnstein said in a statement. Companies facing complex employmentrelated issues turn to Crenshaw when facing multi-plaintiff and class action discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases, as well as wage and hour collective actions, the law firm states. Crenshaw “has represented our clients with great skill and professionalism,” Burnstein said. “I know he is humbled by President Obama’s confidence shown in [the] nomination, and when

confirmed by the Senate will be an excellent District Court judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. His nomination is well deserved.” Crenshaw was the first African-American attorney and partner at Waller, the law firm states. He’s on the firm’s Diversity Committee and helped lead and expand its labor and employment practice from two to more than 15 lawyers. He became the first African American member of the Belle Meade Country Club in 2012. Crenshaw will not be the first African American to serve on the U.S. District Court bench in Middle Tennessee. Judge William Joseph Haynes Jr. was the first. Haynes also served as a federal magistrate. He’s now the chief judge of the federal court’s Middle District of Tennessee. Crenshaw is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Museum of African-American Music. “Waverly is a great attorney and friend,” said H. Beecher Hicks III, president and CEO of the National Museum of African-American Music. “He brings honor to his profession and to NMAAM,” Hicks said. “He’ll make an outstanding federal judge.” Crenshaw also serves on the board of the Tennessee Performing Arts

women, Wariboko said. “You may be more fatigued, may break into sweats, may have very bad abdominal pain. “As soon as you notice something is going on, you need to let someone know,” she said. “And you need to have blood pressure and cholesterol checked at least once a year even if you are symptom free.” According to a brochure published by the Auxiliary, only one in five African American women believe they are at risk for heart disease. Only 36 percent of African American women know that heart disease is their greatest risk for death. All three physicians emphasized eating healthy and exercising which can help control blood pressure and weight. “It is important to get a good pre-screening and a good history so you know your risks,” Dantzler said. Center and the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association. Last year, he was appointed to the Nashville Convention Center Authority board. Crenshaw proudly calls himself “a product of the desegregated Nashville public school system,” Cooper’s office reports, noting he’s a graduate of McGavock Comprehensive High School, Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Law School. Crenshaw began his legal career by serving as a law clerk on the Chancery Court for Davidson County, Tennessee from 1981 to 1982. He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1981 and his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1978. From 1987 to 1990, he was an associate at Passino, Delaney & Hildebrand. From 1984 to 1987, Crenshaw served as an assistant attorney general for Tennessee, where he worked on antitrust and consumer protection litigation. He served as a law clerk to Judge John T. Nixon of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee from 1982 to 1984. Crenshaw has handled a wide variety of cases for clients in areas, including health care, retail, manufacturing, transportation, communications, hospitality, education and public utilities.

Jason Luntz, president of the Nashville Association of Black Journalists, followed through with the first question about the hospital and medical college. Growth, redevelopment, diversity and economic empowerment were themes for candidate answers. Answers came from Councilwoman Megan Barry, attorney Charles Robert Bone, former metro school board member David Fox, real estate executive Bill Freeman, charter school founder Jeremy Kane and business executive Linda Rebrovick. Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry agreed to be elsewhere before the forum was scheduled. For Nashville General Hospital, located here at Meharry, to continue to serve the safety net patients who have the highest needs, would Meharry and Metro General be supported in the mayor’s budget, and to what extent? “Yes,” Kane replied. The audience applauded after he said: he went to General Hospital while growing up; the hospital needs a pharmacy because many patients ride a bus, so filling prescriptions elsewhere adds trips; and, he’d get his mayoral physical there. Freeman said he “would explore that issue and give every bit of support I could, providing funding and direction.” Berry said health care is a “fundamental right” and that “dictates how the next mayor will engage Metro General Hospital.” Bone said, “The answer is yes,” and more patients and a different pay system are needed. Fox noted University of Tennessee plans to move its medical school to Nashville, and said Meharry and General are a financial issue that he’s trying to solve. Rebrovick said: the mayor must support General and Meharry; her experience as a consultant will help increase their efficiency; and she would get her physical there. Question II What are your plans for bringing restaurants, amenities and quality housing to North Nashville? Kane was applauded again after saying: he’d work with residents and Metropolitan Development and Housing Authority to keep housing affordable in the face of “gentrification” of neighborhoods; he likes streetscapes that add street lamps, landscaping, and benches to improve neighborhood appeal; he endorsed the Amp rapid transit proposal; and wants better public transportation and sidewalks. Barry said, Metro Council is investing in North Nashville with the 28th Avenue connector to connect universities, but with the National Museum of African American Music planning a downtown location, more must be done to increase business on Jefferson Street.

Bone said economic development and infrastructure plans should be unique to each community, based on residents’ input. The baseball stadium and the connector are good steps, but North Nashville needs its own development district to qualify it for property tax increment financing. Fox was impressed with the “velocity” of change in parts of Nashville, and new restaurants are a precursor of that. Buyers bidding on homes shows change is coming quickly. He asks if housing for current residents can be retained through affordable housing measures. Rebrovick said, “North Nashville is the ideal spot [for growth] and is just sitting on the cusp of getting ready to expand.” Planning for that should be viewed holistically. “We can recruit some outstanding businesses to come here… My great grandfather started his business at Jefferson and 11th … so I’m passionate about business development … so we can get quality jobs.” Freeman said Williamson and Rutherford counties were Nos. 1 and 2 in the rate of job growth in America during the fourth quarter of 2014. Nashville wasn’t in the Top 10. “Our city and our Chamber of Commerce are working to recruit industry to go to these outlying counties when there are sites … right here in North Nashville. It should be an embarrassment that North Nashville is not developing as fast as other arts of our county and our midstate area… As mayor, I’ll make sure we look at sites in Davidson County first, and in North Nashville first.” Question III Nashville is getting a reputation as a welcoming city for all nationalities. What have you done to embrace and be a part of this and what will you do to continue to foster this? Bone said Nashville got that reputation because it’s the right thing to do, and it’s good for business, the economy and quality of life. His law firm hosted meetings where liberals, businessmen, the Chamber and faith-based groups agreed the now-defeated English-only referendum was bad for business. That must be taken further with education, transportation and affordable housing. Kane said during meetings in Coptic and other churches, mosques and apartment complexes parents were asked to enroll children in his charter school. From that he advocates partnerships with colleges to add diversity and include, for example, more Latina teachers and Kurdish police officers. Fox said defeating the English-only referendum was “probably the most critical thing” for the city in decades. He worked for its defeat. The schools’ director says children learn language best when

they’re with people learning the language so Fox opposes segregating Hispanics from mainstream classes. The entrepreneurial class is coming from new Americans, so “we need to be as accommodating as we can.” Rebrovick said she’s been a minority in various ways and knows diversity is important when decisions are made. Metro’s Human Relations Commission studied the government’s diversity and recommendations were made on how to diversify. “But it has to start at the top ... I will make sure [city] government represents the diversity of our city.” Freeman opposed the English-only referendum with his time, energy and wallet. Its defeat “was a pivotal moment for the city,” he said. His financial support isn’t all he’s done, but “We need to put our money where our mouths are.” Berry said, “We had to fight” the English-only initiative. “It was wrong for Nashville.” Its defeat put us on the path we’re on.” She leads on legislation such as: making sure Metro employees are not discriminated against for who they love; and paying a minimum wage. Question IV Continuing a theme of making Nashville a welcoming city, how would you award contracts to minority owned businesses? Bone drew applause for saying, “You can’t just say you want [diversity.] You can’t just be an intake box for resumes. You have to go out and recruit them... Diversity in our government is lacking.” His family’s law office has a diverse workforce, he said. “We go there by intentionally pursuing diversity at all levels.” Bone worked on procurement non-discrimination in 2008, but it’s become stale, he said. “We can be more aggressive. Out policies are more on the safe side.” Kane: Awarding contracts to more minority owned businesses brings jobs to lower class families so they can afford to send their children to school. He advocates improving schools with classes teaching, for example, concrete engineering that pays $40,000 annually. Kane advocates finding ways to give industry incentives to hire minorities. Fox said construction of the Music City Center came with good statistics on minority business participation, but Nashville residents weren’t always getting the jobs and he wants county residents to get those jobs. The state’s program for free two-year education for community college and trade schools is a great opportunity for students and the mayor should capitalize on that. Rebrovick is “a fan of everyone, regardless of background … [to have] opportunity to compete” for contracts, she said. Minority-owned businesses are important for the success of Nashville. See MAYORS, B13


LOCAL NEWS THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, February 12 - 18, 2015

Tribune, NABJ Host Mayoral Forum

By Clint Confehr

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Tribune and the Nashville Association of Black Journalists presented Pancakes and Politics on Feb. 7 to inform voters about the candidates for mayor. “The most significant outcome of the forum at Meharry Medical College is that prior to last week, candidates were equal,” Tribune Publisher Rosetta Miller Perry said. “After this forum, three candidates have advanced to another level.” She refused to name names. “This is the second Pancakes and Politics forum and the first to include the NABJ,” Miller Perry said. “That organization must carry the torch of the Black Press.” Tennessee Tribune Social Media Director Jason Luntz, president of the NABJ, is proud that the NABJ participated in the Pancakes and Politics Mayoral Forum. “During this election season in Nashville, our organization will continue to cover the campaigns and help to make sure that the black media is represented,” Luntz said. Of that Saturday morning, he said, “We were able to represent the citizens of our community and ask the questions they find so important.” For 23 years, The Tennessee Tribune has delivered its views on the various social, political and economic issues that commonly confront

African Americans in the Nashville Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area. “Today,” Miller Perry said, “we have a relationship with many of the ethnic minority groups in Nashville because we realize that this coalition can determine who becomes mayor of Nashville and who sits on the city council.” Never one to mince words, the Tribune publisher added that politicians “visit our churches and community halls, but once they get in office, they’ve closed the door to ethnic minorities. What’s different this year is our video, Internet radio, and the Tribune’s Take 10 interview programs through which we document those political promises,” Miller Perry said. “Politicians who lie to our ethnic community will face the almighty pen.” She went on to say she appreciated one candidate last year who said he would hire a African American male attorney, if he could find one who’s qualified. “His competitor said, there are qualified African American male attorneys and I will hire them within 30 days if elected,” Miller Perry said. “Both were honest, and I respect an honest politician.” Thursday, Aug. 6, Election Day, is 25 weeks away. Thirty days before that is July 7 which is the deadline to register to vote. Mayor Karl Dean is term-limited, so he’s not

running for re-election. Questions asked by panelists from the NABJ were received from the community. Miller Perry, an NABJ member, has organized candidate forums before, notably one at the law offices of Lansden Dortch & Davis. This latest forum was held in the auditorium of the Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education, the newest building on the campus of Meharry Medical College. News Channel 5 anchor Vicki Yates was the moderator. Questions were asked by Luntz; Tennessean business writer Getahn Ward, NABJ parliamentarian; WSMV News’ Haley Mason, vice president of the NABJ, and Paul Galloway, who participated as a representative of the American Center for Outreach. NABJ is an affiliate chapter of The National Association of Black Journalists. The local chapter was formed more than 30 years ago. The national association is an organization of AfricanAmerican journalists, students, and media professionals. Founded in 1975 by 44 journalists in Washington, D.C., the NABJ exists to provide quality programs and services to and advocate on behalf of black journalists. The organization has worked for diversity and to increase the number of minorities in newsrooms across the country. Tennessee Tribune ed-

l-r, NABJ Members Getahn Ward, Hayley Mason, Jason Kyle Luntz, Tammy Taylor, John Smith, Vicki Yates and Sam Latham Photos by Brandon Sawyers

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Pancakes & Politics Continued from page 7A

With Victor Davis at the keyboard, Paula Chavis sings during the pancakes portion of Pancakes & Politics. l-r, Steve Benson confers with Atty. Robert Green, a rep with the Linda Rebrovick for Mayor campaign

Campaigning for an open seat on Metro Council is, at left, LaDonna Boyd, COO of R.H. Boyd Publishing Corp., who’s sharing a moment with Advance Financial 24/7 President Michael Hodges

Renuka Christoff, a former Tribune senior editor, and mayoral candidates Charles Bone, attorney, and Linda Rebrovick, business executive, smile for a group photo after the Pancakes & Politics political forum at Meharry Medical College.

l-r, Jamie Isabel, Rosetta Miller Perry and Getahn Ward

On the front row were l-r, the Tribune’s associate publisher, Wanda Benson, Publisher Rosetta Miller Perry and Carrie Gentry, mother of Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry, a candidate for mayor who could not attend because of a commitment made before the forum was planned.

Candidate Charles Bone introduced himself to one of the attendees at the Pancakes and Politics Breakfast

l-r, Mayoral candidate David Fox, a former member of Metro’s Board of Education, confers with Michael Hodges, president of Advance Financial 24/7. Photos by Clint Confehr

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Women’s HEALTH ISSUES THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, February 12 - 18, 2015

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Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples Here are some creative ways to tell your spouse, “I love you.” Is it more important to love … or to be loved? Most of us would agree with George Eliot’s words, “I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.” Valentine’s Day is the occasion when you can experience both. We asked FamilyLife Facebook friends and Marriage Memo readers to share some of their favorite Valentine’s Day ideas. With a little help from our friends, here are some creative ways to tell your spouse, “I love you.” 1. On small pieces of paper, write down every kind of kiss that you can think of (examples: passionate, on the cheek, etc.). Then fill an inexpensive red felt bag with your “kisses” and give it to your spouse. Ask your spouse to pull several pieces of paper from the felt bag, and then give your sweetheart whatever kind of kiss is described. 2. Make a book about why you love your spouse and why you are thankful for him/her. The woman who sent this idea wrote, “He loved it! Said it was the best gift he has ever gotten. And it helped me to focus on the things I love about my husband and not his shortcomings.” 3. Take your sweetie on a scavenger hunt. Ask him/her to answer riddles to find the clues to items that you placed somewhere around town. The last item should give instructions that lead to your Valentine’s Day activities. 4. After enjoying a candlelight dinner for two at home, give your spouse a massage and watch a romantic movie. The woman who suggested this wrote, “Last Valentine’s Day when I got home from work, my husband … had our bedroom set up with a candlelit table for two. He is NOT a cook but he made an awesome meal … grilled steak, sautéed shrimp in lemon, garlic, and butter, a vegetable, and [he] bought a chocolate fountain that was

Where to buy the best chocolates in Nashville Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co 1628 Fatherland Street, Nashville, TN (615) 262-3007 Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams 1892 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN 615) 262-8611 Godiva Chocolatier Nashville International Airport Nashville, TN Phone:(800) 946-3482 flowing—surrounded by fresh fruit for dipping. After dinner he led me over to his homemade massage table. … We ended our special night with a romantic movie. 5. Surprise your spouse with a special getaway together. The man who suggested this made reservations at a bed and breakfast, arranged for childcare, asked for time off from work for himself and his wife, and packed his and her bags. When he asked his wife to go to lunch on Valentine’s Day she was in for a wonderful surprise. “The little bit of effort I put into that weekend paid off huge for weeks to come.” (For an extra special experience, take your spouse to one of FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember marriage getaways. It’s one of the best investments you could make in your marriage. There are seven scheduled around the country for Valentine’s weekend, and many more throughout the year.) 6. Give your wife a dozen roses. On each stem attach a note for a future date— to do something that she would enjoy (example: Go to the symphony). 7. If possible, go on a date with your spouse to a restaurant that you enjoyed when you first met. After you order your meal, take some time to write down favorite memories from the past year. Then

share your lists. 8. Have 11 roses delivered to your wife, and then give her a 12th yourself while reading her a love poem. 9. Fill a large box with helium balloons and special gifts for Valentine’s Day. The woman who suggested this said that her gifts included “new sleep shorts for him and a new nightgown for me, a box of chocolate-covered strawberries and red napkins ... some new candles, and a romantic CD. He got the hint. And loved the weekend.” 10. Create an intimate Valentine’s Day evening at home, without the children. The woman who suggested this idea said that she and her husband “enjoyed planning the menu, shopping for the meal, and ultimately preparing the meal together. Cooking to soft, romantic music can really be a turn on! While dining, the same soft, romantic music is a wonderful mood-setter. Dinner was followed by just the two of us having the whole dance floor, our den, to ourselves. I won’t say what all this led to, but it was a truly romantic night that would not have happened at the local restaurant!” 11. Order food from a take-out restaurant and have a picnic for all the Valentines in your family on your living room floor.

Schakolad Chocolate Factory 443 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, Phone:(615) 771-5077 The Cupcake Collection 1213 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN Phone:(615) 244-2900 The person who suggested this said, “The kids look forward to this every year. When we tried to change it, they wouldn’t allow it ... it has become a tradition. The kids see the value of family and a loving marriage.” 12. Privacy and weather permitting, watch a romantic movie on your deck or patio. 13. If you are separated across the miles, send a care package filled with things that are red. 14. Make a meal with symbols of love. Examples: Write I love you with string beans, make a tart in the shape of a heart. 15. Hide little heart candies in your spouse’s shoes, coat, car, etc. The woman who suggested this said that she’s been doing this for decades. “Now a couple of the grandkids help me with delight.”

Do You Resent Being a Caregiver of a Loved One? If you’re caring for a loved one – an ill parent, a spouse, a child with special needs – you might agree that caregiving, even when it’s from the heart, can include complicated emotions. Sadness, frustration, guilt and anger are all common. And these emotions sometimes grow into resentment, which only makes the care-taking role more difficult. If you can identify the source of your resentment, or (better yet) identify rising frustrations, you can address your feelings and take steps toward positive change. Here are a few common reasons for feeling resentful, and ways to cope with them:

allow in the necessary emotional and practical support from others. Not getting expected help from others: You might have expected support from other family members, only to find yourself essentially alone as a caregiver. Others may even fail to come through if you ask directly for help. As a result, you might understandably feel increasing resentment. If you have only hinted at your need for help, then consider trying the direct approach – it could yield surprising results. However, if you’ve asked family or others close to you for help and your attempts have fallen flat, then you need to come to terms with that. Work on accepting the situation, even

Guilt over-flow: You might struggle with feeling that you can not do enough for your loved one, or you may feel guilty about your desires to do some things for yourself. The reality is that in many situations, no one can do enough to turn the tide of events or take away all of the pain and difficulties of your loved one. So, in a sense, no one can do enough. Accepting your limits can go a long way toward freeing you of guilt and resentment as you take care of your other responsibilities, care for yourself, and

if you are not happy about it. Then move on. This might mean going it alone or engaging the help of others, such as professional aids or other supportive services. An impossible situation: Your position may feel incredibly painful, and there may be obstacles that prevent you from doing more. As a result, you may experience growing resentment, which could lead to feeling negatively toward your loved one. It’s important to remain aware that you resent the situation, not the person you want to

By Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D.

care for. To help you gain or maintain this perspective, reach out to others for support. Caring for someone who was unkind to you: One of the more difficult situations you might face is feeling responsible to care for someone who was unkind, or even abusive, to you. This often arises with those who need to care for aging parents, but it occurs in other relationships, too. If you decide that caring for this person is the right thing to do, keep in mind that you are living

according to your values. Focus on the person you are and find others who can support you in your efforts. In each of these situations, if you are having a difficult time breaking loose of your resentments, don’t be too hard on yourself. Pause and consider how you would respond to someone else going through the same struggles you’re experiencing. Then apply the same understanding and compassion to yourself. Remember, to be a good caregiver, you must be sure to care for yourself, too.


Health & WELLNESS THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, February 12 - 18, 2015

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Seniors Need Two Vaccines Says CDC Panel By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter

Adults 65 and older need two vaccines to better protect them from bacterial infection in the blood (called sepsis), meningitis and pneumonia, according to a revised vaccination schedule from the 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The ACIP is the vaccine advisory panel for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading below... Such infections are caused by pneumococcal bacteria, and older people have an increased risk of life-threatening infection from these bacteria. “All adults aged 65 years or older should talk to their health care providers about getting pneumococcal vaccines for protection against pneumococcal diseases,” said Dr. David Kim, the CDC’s deputy associate director for adult immunizations. The new recommendations were published in the Feb. 3 Annals of Internal Medicine. The committee recommended that seniors get both the Prevnar 13 and the Pneumovax 23 vaccines. As their names imply, Prevnar 13 protects against 13

types of pneumococcal bacteria, and the Pneumovax 23 protects against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria. Why not just get the vaccine that covers more strains? Because the two vaccines work in different ways, which appears to offer broader protection, according to Dr. Sandra Fryhofer. She is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and author of an accompanying editorial in the journal. Additional protection is especially important for older adults because they’re

much more vulnerable to serious infections, she noted. “The risk of invasive pneumococcal disease in older adults is nearly 10 times that of young adults,” Fryhofer said. According to the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases (NFID), about 1 million U.S. adults get pneumococcal pneumonia every year. As many as 7 percent die from these infections. Although fewer people get pneumococcal meningitis or sepsis, the death rate is higher -- 10 percent or more, according to the foundation.

Overall, pneumococcal pneumonia, meningitis and bloodstream infections kill tens of thousands annually in the United States. Of those deaths, 18,000 are adults ages 65 and older, the foundation said. Pneumococcal disease is also responsible for serious illness and complications that may last a lifetime. These complications include heart problems, hearing loss, seizures, blindness and paralysis, the foundation said. Fryhofer said that since these new recommendations come from the CDC’s vaccination committee, both vaccines should be covered by health insurance companies. And, as of Feb. 2, Medicare should cover them as well. However, both shots must be given at different times. “These vaccinations cannot be given at the same time, because they induce an immune response in a different way,” Fryhofer said. For older adults, the Prevnar 13 vaccine is generally given first and then the Pneumovax 23 vaccine 12 months later, she said. If someone has already had the Pneumovax 23, they can get the Prevnar 13 immunization 12 months later, according to the editorial.

Are You Living Healthy on a Retirement Budget? Reviewed By David T. Derrer, MD

You don’t have to worry about keeping your healthy habits if you’re on a retirement budget. You can eat well and stay fit without breaking the bank. Eating Well at a Low Cost Healthy eating isn’t expensive, says AARP savings expert Jeff Yeager, author of How to Retire the Cheapskate Way. “Many of the healthiest foods we should be eating happen to cost the least on a per-pound basis, like whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables,” Yeager says. He tries to spend less than $1 per pound on most of the foods he eats. Do this at the grocery store: Base your weekly menus on the sale items. Check the store’s ads. The best deals are usually on the front page, Yeager says. Shop the frozen food aisles. Frozen vegetables are as healthy as fresh, and they’re cheaper and last longer. Seafood isn’t usually cheap. Try less popular, but very healthy types of fish such as mackerel and sardines. They’re rich in good-for-you omega-3s. Shop on days when grocery stores give seniors extra discounts. Keep Active for Free You don’t need a gym to exercise and stay fit. Walking is a great, free way to stay active. Walk with friends around your neighborhood or in the mall if the weather isn’t great. You’ll motivate each other, says

Tiffany Hughes, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh, an expert on aging. “Make it a social event, which can have benefits for your overall health and your brain health,” she says. If you’d rather go to a class or a group workout, call around. Many gyms have lower rates for seniors. Some community centers, churches, and universities offer inexpensive fitness classes for people in their 50s and older. Save on Drugs Never stop taking medication because you want to cut your bills. Talk to your doctor to see if there are generic or less expensive versions of prescription medicines that you can take. And always ask for free samples when you visit your doctor. If you don’t have insurance and can’t afford your prescriptions, you can apply for help from drug companies that offer free medications through patient assistance programs. Other ways to save Try a warehouse membership store. They often have good deals on prescription prices, says Yeager, and you don’t have to be a member to use the pharmacy. Look for $4 prescriptions. Some chain drugstores, grocery stores, and retailers with pharmacies offer some generic prescriptions for $4. Don’t worry about brands. “The perception is that it’s better to take a namebrand painkiller or multivitamin,” says Amy R. Ehrlich, MD, associate chief of

geriatrics at the Montefiore Medical Center. “But that’s extremely expensive and there’s no data that buying an expensive name brand is any more beneficial than generic. I personally see people spending a tremendous amount of money on this.” Think twice about supplement shakes. Some seniors feel like they need to take regular nutritional supplement drinks or shakes. But unless your doctor tells you otherwise, it’s less expensive -and healthier -- to get your nutrition from a well-balanced diet, Ehrlich says. Call in an expert to save on insurance costs. Ehrlich suggests finding an advocate in your health care network who

can make sure you’re getting the right benefits and can answer any questions. “Their job is to work with you and make sure you’re getting any services you’re entitled to.” If you’re worried about health care expenses, you should talk to your doctor, Yeager says. “Everything is negotiable, including health care costs. If you have trouble with a copay, don’t be shy about raising the issue in advance with your health care provider,” he says. “If nothing else, it seems to be very easy to negotiate a payment plan for treatment.”


SPORTS THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, February 12 - 18, 2015

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

TSU Loses Close Game to EKU

BY RON WYNN

JOSH GORDON A TROUBLED ATHLETE

Josh Gordon, Cleveland Brown Wide Receiver

There’s a scene in the great Paul Newman film “The Hustler” where George C. Scott’s manager character says to Newman’s “Eddie Felson” that “it’s not enough that you have talent. You’ve got to have character.” While it may be unfair to claim troubled Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Josh Gordon is lacking character, no one disputes two things about him. One is that he’s as gifted as anyone at his position in the NFL. The second is that he has some serious problems, and no one has any ideas about how to handle them. Last Wednesday, Gordon was suspended at least one year without pay by the National Football League after failing another drug test. The Browns, whose run of bad seasons never seems to end, said in a press release that Gordon “needs to make some substantial strides” if he wants to continue his pro career “We are disappointed to once again be at this point with Josh,” Browns General Manager Ray Farmer said in a statement released by the team. “Throughout his career we have tried to assist him in getting support like we would with any member of our organization. Unfortunately our efforts have not resonated with him.” The ugly reality is that if Gordon, 23, wasn’t so talented he would have been out of football long ago. He’s already had a series of suspensions during his three years in the NFL. But he was selected an All-Pro in 2013 when he led the NFL with 1,646 yards receiving and caught nine touchdown passes despite being suspended two games for violating league substance-abuse rules.Teams will tolerate a lot to retain the services of people who can do what Gordon’s done when able to play. Unfortunately, that’s not nearly often enough. His track record includes being suspended for the first 10 games of the 2014 season for again violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Plus add that he was suspended for the Browns’ season finale for a breach of team rules. One would think that with a track record this bad, Gordon would at least acknowledge there’s a problem. Instead, he recently wrote an open letter to his critics in which he apologized for his latest failed test -- which he said was due to consuming two beers and two alcoholic drinks on a private flight to Las Vegas with teammates -- and defended his actions as well as describing his tough childhood. “What I do know is the following: I am not a drug addict; I am not an alcoholic; I am not someone who deserves to be dissected and analyzed like some tragic example of everything that can possibly go wrong for a professional athlete,” he wrote. “I am a human being, with feelings and emotions and scars and flaws, just like anyone else. I make mistakes -- I have made a lot of mistakes -- but I am a good person, and I will persevere.” I’m not an addiction expert, nor do I want to posture like a moralist. But there is definitely something wrong in Gordon’s life. At this point, whether he ever plays another down in the NFL doesn’t matter much. This young man needs to get his life in order, before he does become what he says he deplores: another stereotype and another statistic.

By Ron Wynn

The Tennessee State Tigers stayed close to Eastern Kentucky for the entire game, but some questionable officiating at a key moment ultimately spelled another conference defeat, this one 77-72 on the road to Eastern Kentucky University. The Colonels won their sixth conference game in 10 tries, and are 14-9 for the season. After taking two of three during a recent home stand, the Tigers are now 2-8 in OVC play (5-20 overall). But the Tigers managed to get the scored tied at 72 with only 24 seconds remaining. Unfortunately, those final seconds then degenerated into a free throw shooting contest, with Eastern Kentucky getting their final five points from the line. The final outcome negated a fantastic game from Marcus Roper, a player who eventually may become a star in the Ohio Valley Conference. He kept TSU in the game with a career-best 32 point effort. Roper hit 11 of 20 shots from the floor, and made more than half (seven of 13) his three-point attempts. It was the best offensive game so far this season for any Tiger. Xavier Richards had 16 and Jay Harris added 12. But EKU had two players who hit the 20-point mark, and one of them really hurt the Tigers with long-range accuracy. Timmy Knipp made six of eight from three-point territory and led all scorers with 23 points. Corey Walden contributed 22. Yet Tennessee State began in fine fashion, getting off to a slim lead as EKU was slow to respond. But then they rallied, caught and passed the Tigers. EKU took the lead and subsequently began building on that lead. A steal and breakaway dunk by Demontez Loman was a first half highlight for TSU.

Still, the Colonels took a 42-30 lead into the locker room. Roper gave the Tigers some momentum by hitting a three-pointer just as the clock expired. TSU shot 47.4 percent for the half (nine for 19) but EKU shot a torrid 53.8 percent (14-for-26) including six for 13 from behind the arc. The Tigers hit only 25 percent (two of eight) from three. The Tigers made a brief rally early in the second half, coming within six of the Colonels It was fueled by a three-pointer and free throw from Roper. His final threepointer capped TSU’s last rally and made it 72-72 with 24 seconds remaining. But then came some costly errors. Walden drew a foul, and made both shots to give EKU a 74-72 lead with 23.6 seconds to play. Roper tried to give the Tigers the lead with a three-point attempt from the left wing, but missed the shot. Everyone on the Tigers’ bench felt a foul should have been called, but there was no whistle, and the Colonels got the rebound. A vigorous protest from head coach Dana Ford regarding the lack of

a foul call on Roper resulted in a technical foul. EKU made three of their four shots from the line to give them the five-point win. The Lady Tigers grabbed their second straight OVC win Saturday night, taking an 81-74 road contest over Morehead State. They hit 10 three-pointers, their second best mark in that area. Brianna Lawrence led TSU with 22 points behind a stellar shooting performance. The junior went 8-of-14 from the field and 6-of-8 from three-point range. I’mani Davis also reached double-digits with 14 points while Chelsea Hudson added 12. Rachel Allen posted her second career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Allen also only committed one turnover in the contest. Morehead State had three players in double-figures led by Shay Steele’s 25 points. Almesha Jones scored 16 and Maiki Viela tallied 12. Both the men’s and women’s teams will head to Cookeville Thursday for a conference doubleheader against Tennessee Tech.

Volunteers Drop Game to Georgia By Ron Wynn

The second half of the SEC season began with the Tennessee Volunteers, dropping a close game to Georgia 56-53 in Athens. The two teams were both tied in the middle of the conference pack at 5-4, but offensive problems, which have plagued the Volunteers reared their head once more. Meanwhile, Georgia’s J.J. Frazier. who had been mostly quiet for much of the game, came alive down the stretch, ensuring that the Bulldogs would move to 6-4 in the SEC (15-7 overall). Frazier’s 10 points came in the final minutes, including a trio of three-point field goals. “I was missing bad early,”

Frazier told the Associated Press. “I had to try and find my rhythm again.” Georgia had lost two straight conference games, and Tennessee’s tough defense forced 20 turnovers. But the Volunteers couldn’t take advantage of their prowess on the defensive end, and were particularly hampered by an awful game from leading scorer Josh Richardson. Richardson was averaging over 16 points per game (16.2), but he scored a grand total of two points against the Bulldogs. He missed 11 of 12 shots from the floor, including the potential game-tying three-pointer, though he did finally make a shot with 30 seconds remaining. On his final attempt, there was a scramble for the rebound near the

Tennessee’s problems on the road continued Saturday, as they were defeated by the Georgia Bulldogs Georgia vaults ahead of Tennessee in the SEC standings, with the Volunteers dropping to 6-5 in SEC games.

Tennessee bench as time expired, and Georgia’s Charles Mann slowly left the court holding his head. Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall thought Richardson might either make the shot, or get fouled. Neither happened. “I kind of wish Josh had leaned into the contact and not away from it,” Tyndall said. “But the kids played hard. It literally came down to the last possession.” Richardson didn’t reach double figures for only the third time this season. Armani Moore led the Vols with 16 points. Robert Hubbs III had 15 and Kevin Punter added 10. Mann and Nemanja Djurisic had 10 points apiece for Georgia. Mann had six turnovers. A tip-in by Hubbs with 1:46 remaining brought Tennessee to within three points at 53-50. Following a miss near the basket by Marcus Thornton, Tennessee called timeout with 1:14 remaining. While moving with the ball, Moore slipped and was called for traveling. Georgia stretched the lead to five points on a jam by Djurisic, who was left open as the Vols’ defense swarmed the ball on the perimeter. Thornton had eight points in his return after missing two games with a concussion. He had not been practicing while on concussion protocol. Georgia lost both games -- at South Carolina and at No. 1 Kentucky -- without Thornton. “It was certainly good to have him back, and it made us much more efficient offensively,” Fox said. Tyndall called Georgia “a nice team. They’ve got an inside attack, an outside attack and they played really hard and defended the right way.” The Volunteers road trip continued Wednesday as they traveled to Nashville to face instate rival Vanderbilt.


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Vanderbilt Wins Second Straight Game

star, finished with a team-high 16 points and Morgan Batey had 14 for Vanderbilt. It was an ugly first half of the SEC season for the Tia Faleru, the SEC’s rebounding leader, finished Vanderbilt Commodores, but they got the second porwith 23 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out in tion started in good fashion Saturday, defeating South the closing seconds for the Rebels (14-9, 4-6), who Carolina 65-50. They also rallied from 12 points down dropped their fifth straight game. Vanderbilt outscored in the second half, closing with a rush to outscore the the Rebels 34-14 over the final 13:24 to flip a 40-24 Gamecocks by 27 points and turn what looked like deficit into the four-point victory. Morgan Batey hit a another home loss into their third SEC victory in 10 pair of free throws with five seconds remaining to seal games. the win. Vanderbilt’s Jasmine Jenkins tied the game Vanderbilt is now 13-10 overall. South Carolina at 54-54 with a jumper with 2:07 to go. Both teams looked the better team through the first half and part then had several chances to move in front, but neither of the second, but then faded badly as the Commocould score until Gaffney got loose for a layup with dores took over the game on both ends of the floor. six seconds left. James Siakam scored 16 points and had a game-high Gaffney was fouled on the play, and missed the 10 rebounds as the Commodores earned their second The Vanderbilt Commodores are back in good form. Saturday they won subsequent free throw. After the miss, Batey was consecutive win after breaking a seven-game losing their second straight SEC game, overcoming a 12-point second half deficit fouled by Faleru -- her fifth -- during a battle for the and defeating South Carolina 65-50. streak. South Carolina (11-11, 2-8) has lost 20 of its ball. Batey hit both free throws to seal the win. GaffThe Gamecocks had a four point halftime lead, but last 21 SEC road games, and hasn’t won at Memorial ney finished with just four points, but her late basket Gym since March 2010. South Carolina led 43-31 with once they began falling behind several ill-advised three- was monumental for the Commodores, who desperately 12:40 remaining before the Commodores shut out the point attempts only made matters worse. South Carolina needed the win. Gaffney said the decisive play didn’t deGamecocks for the next 5:58 while scoring 18 consecu- made only five of 19 from behind the arc. The Commo- velop exactly as planned. tive points that included Riley LaChance’s back-to-back dores weren’t much better, hitting only five of 17. But they Vanderbilt was limited to a season-low 16 points in the three-pointers. LaChance led the Commodores with 19 dominated the backboards, outrebounding South Carolina first half, and they were down six at the break after shootpoints.Vanderbilt’s erratic offense was at its best through 33-20, led by Siakam’s 10. ing just 28 percent in the first 20 minutes. But the ComKristen Gaffney, who has battled back from two knee modores heated in the second half, going 11-of-20 (55 the game’s final portion. After scoring 31 points in the first 27:20, Vanderbilt injuries in her college career, scored the go-ahead basket percent) from the floor and 18-of-21 (85 percent) from the with six seconds left as the Lady Commodores rallied foul line. For the game Vanderbilt converted 20-of-25 free outscored South Carolina 34-7 in the final 12:40. Wade Baldwin IV added 12 points for the Commo- from a 16-point second-half deficit to down Ole Miss, throws. Ole Miss shot 39 percent from the floor, including dores, who were without point guard Shelton Mitchell, 58-54, at Memorial Gym Friday. The dramatic victory 3-of-15 (20 percent) from three-point range. who suffered a concussion in Thursday’s practice. Sindar- snapped a two-game skid for the Commodores (13-10, The Commodores faced their in-state rival Tennessee ius Thornwell led the Gamecocks with 12 points and 4-6), who have now won 17 straight against Ole Miss in Wednesday. The Lady Commodores opposed Kentucky Duane Notice added 10. Nashville. Freshman Rachel Bell, the former Creek Wood Sunday. Both games were at Memorial Gymnasium. By Ron Wynn

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Despite Comeback Bid, MTSU Loses Game By Ron Wynn

Middle Tennessee State had a chance to make some noise in the Conference USA race, but instead found out first hand why Louisiana Tech is among the top teams in C-USA. The Blue Raiders did make a late bid for a comeback win, but eventually were defeated 73-62. Louisiana Tech has won nine of 11 conference games and has an 18-6 overall mark. MTSU is floundering at 6-5 in the conference and 13-11 overall. Unless there’s a late surge, or a rush to the tournament title, the Blue Raiders postseason hopes are on life support. The Blue Raiders did get a superb game out of Reggie Upshaw. He had a career high 21 points. But his efforts alone couldn’t match the far more consistent Louisiana Tech team, with four players in double figures. The closest the Blue Raiders came was five points, with a little less than 10 minutes (9:47) remaining. That came on Jacquel Raymond’s three-pointer. But that was as close as they got. Tech came out strong and forged a 12-point halftime lead. They shot 50 percent for the game, and whenever it seemed MTSU was about to rally, they would put on another spurt and increase the lead back up to a double digit advantage. “Give Louisiana Tech all of the credit,” MTSU head coach Kermit Davis said afterwards on their website. “Their best players played really well. They just pressured and you have to go make basketball plays. I don’t know how many opportunities we had within four or five. We were intimidated around the goal, but give them credit. We just got beat by a really good team.” Upshaw led all scorers and tallied 17

of the Blue Raiders’ first 25 points. The senior hit a trio of three-pointers, a career best, while hauling in six rebounds. Marcus Tarrance had 14 points, reaching double figures for his second straight game. Jacquez Rozier made all four of his attempts from the floor for eight points, and also added six rebounds. Richmond also pulled down a careerhigh eight boards. The first half was close for the first 16 minutes. An Upshaw three-pointer tied it 19-19 with 5:31 on the clock. But the Tech offense cranked up the tempo in those final minutes, ending the half on a 14-2 run to give the Bulldogs a 33-21 advantage. Tech extended that lead to 15 points with an opening run, but the Blue Raiders hit six of eight from the field in the second half’s early moments, keeping them within 11 points with a bit under 15 minutes to go. But even though the Blue Raiders outscored the Bulldogs 4140 in the second half, that didn’t mean much with Tech hitting 61 percent from the floor. Richmond hit his first three to make it 48-42 with 12 minutes left in regulation, His second one later cut the deficit to five points. “We needed that one extra play, one extra three to get it to three or four.” Davis added. “We couldn’t and then they shot the ball well from the line down the stretch.” The Blue Raiders held the rebounding edge 35-33 and outscored the visitors 16-4 on second-chance points. LA Tech limited the Blue Raiders to 40 percent shooting overall and the Bulldogs’ bench contributed 23 points, outscoring MTSU reserves by three. The Blue Raiders next game is on the road against Rice Thursday.

NEXT WEEK IN TRIBUNE SPORTS Any time Tennessee and Vanderbilt meet in any sport, it’s always a heated contest. Vanderbilt seems to have found new life with a couple of conference wins, while the Volunteers have found life tough on the road. UT comes to Nashville this time around. TSU heads to Tennessee Tech for a showdown with both their men’s and women’s teams. The Predators continue a busy stretch of games, and the Grizzlies look to remain on top in the NBA’s Southwest division. Plus, MTSU tries to stay in the C-USA race. Those stories and more next week in the Tennessee Tribune.

NHL

The Nashville Predators keep finding ways to win, even in games where they fall behind. They defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 Saturday and continue to lead their division.

Predators Edge Rangers By Ron Wynn

One team got their ace goaltender back Saturday at Bridgestone Arena, while the other began a three-week stretch minus the services of their best goalie. The results were a 3-2 victory for the Nashville Predators over the New York Rangers. The Predators now have Pekka Rinne, who leads all NHL goalies in victories, back in his regular place. The Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist is recovering from a vascular injury. The Rangers did get a solid effort from Lundqvist’s backup Cam Talbot. The Predators got goals from defensemen Roman Josi and Shea Weber, as well as number one center Mike Ribeiro. The Rangers’ Rick Nash got his NHLleading 33rd goal, with team captain Ryan McDonagh getting the other. But New York was also minus some other players. Their best two-way center, Derek Stepan (flu), was a late scratch, and valuable depth winger Jesper Fast (right leg) left the game for good after a collision 7:03 into the second period with Predators defenseman Anton Volchenkov. The Predators’ cause was aided by their defensemen keeping players from camping in front of the net and screening Rinne. So despite the fact the Rangers’ spent an inordinate amount of time controlling the puck in Nashville territory, it didn’t result in more goals or tough shots on Rinne. A hallmark of the new Predators’ focus on offense this season is that the team no longer gets concerned about getting the first goal. In fact, Nash opened scoring on the power play at 11:49 of the second with Weber in the penalty box. But Josi and Weber

found lots of room to slide in and blast slap shots uncontested in the final two minutes of the period to take a 2-1 lead over the Rangers into intermission. McDonagh tied the score early in the third period, making a nice move on Eric Nystrom to score on a wrist shot, one of the few times someone (Chris Kreider) did screen Rinne in front. However, Ribeiro broke the tie at the 12:46 mark, scoring as his shot made it through a crush of bodies before the puck deflected in. The Rangers got two assists from center Derick Brassard. Kevin Hayes took Stepan’s place centering Nash and Martin St. Louis. The results were so-so. Lundqvist expressed his disappointment at being unable to play after the game to the New York Daily News. “I can’t be on the ice right now, it’s disappointing. I’m focused on doing everything I can for a fast recovery with help from our great staff,” he said. “It’s all under control and I feel better and better, but right now I need some rest to heal.” Rangers’ head coach Alan Vigneault said he spoke to Lundqvist on Friday and that his goalie “felt fine,” then alluded to the Rangers’ week-long secrecy about the injury. “I think for (Lundqvist) he just wanted to, like you guys, he wanted to get the story out,” the coach said. But whatever the reason or motivation, the Predators were more than happy to capitalize on the situation. Rinne was expected to be back in net for at least two of the next three games, though Carter Hutton was most likely tabbed for the Sunday game against Carolina. Others in the stretch included Tampa Bay Tuesday and Winnipeg on Thursday.


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By Scott Wallace Final Regular Season Metro Sweet 16 Metro Girls Sweet 16 School Metro Overall District Division 1 Martin Luther King 14-0 21-4 14-0 10AA 2 East Nashville 9-3 24-3 11-3 10AA 3 Overton 14-3 19-8 13-1 12AAA 4 Cane Ridge 10-1 12-8 10-1 12AAA 5 Hunters Lane 9-7 16-12 7-7 12AAA 6 Pearl-Cohn 11-4 13-9 10-4 10AA 7 McGavock 7-6 9-14 6-8 12AAA 8 Antioch 9-7 9-9 6-7 12AAA 9 Hillsboro 6-8 7-17 6-7 12AAA 10 Hillwood 4-8 5-14 4-8 12AAA 11Whites Creek 5-9 6-14 5-9 10AA 12 Maplewood 5-9 6-12 5-9 10AA 13 Glencliff 2-13 4-16 1-13 12AAA 14 Lead Academy 0-0 4-13 4-8 10A 15 Hume-Fogg 1-8 1-17 1-13 10AA 16 Stratford 1-8 1-17 1-13 10AA Metro Boys Sweet 16 School Metro Overall District Division 1 East Nashville 12-1 25-2 13-1 10AA 2 Cane Ridge 12-4 20-7 11-3 12AAA 3 Hillwood 15-4 19-4 10-4 12AAA 4 Pearl-Cohn 11-4 16-5 11-3 10AA 5 Hillsboro 11-5 18-8 10-4 12AAA 6 Maplewood 10-7 14-10 8-6 10AA 7 McGavock 10-7 15-10 9-5 12AAA 8 Overton 8-8 17-12 7-7 12AAA 9 Lead Academy 0-2 17-9 9-3 10A 10 Glencliff 9-9 14-13 5-9 12AAA 11 Whites Creek 6-11 10-14 5-9 10AA 12 Martin Luther King 6-7 7-13 5-8 10AA 13 Antioch 4-13 4-18 4-10 12AAA 14 Stratford 2-14 4-18 2-12 10AA 15 Hume-Fogg 2-10 5-20 2-12 10AA 16 Hunters Lane 1-17 5-22 0-14 12AAA

East Boys, MLK Girls Repeat As Champs The Nashville East Eagles Boys’ Basketball Team and the Martin Luther King Girls’ both led wire to wire and took the WTNTribune Radio Sweet 16 Regular Season championship for the second consecutive year. Now, both teams look to repeat as District 10AA champions this week at Whites Creek High School. Check out WTNTribune Radio’s preview of four district tournaments that should be interesting.

East’s Thomas Booker Photo by Emanuel Henderson

Maplewood’s Will Alexander Photo by Emanuel Henderson

teammates are the only district to defeat East. Pearl-Cohn lost to East last season in the district championship game at Maplewood. The Firebirds then returned to the regional looking to get another shot at East but fell to Cheatham County High School. “To be honest I have kept those two games at the forefront of my mind,” said Firebird Head Coach Raymond Pratcher on WTNTribune Radio’s Bench Press Radio Show. “We thought we would have a good chance to get to state last year but fell short. A lot of the guys returned this year and we seem to be clicking at the right time. We are excited to get the playoffs started.” Other teams that will challenge East for the title is a dangerous Maplewood Panthers team. The young Panthers boasts two 20 point plus per game scorers in senior Will Alexander (22.4 ppg.) and sophomore Bo Hodges (20.7 ppg.). The two have combined for six 30 point plus games this season. Maplewood also has the state’s top rebounder in sophomore Deshawn Johnson (11.0 per game) and the Tennessee assist leader in sophomore Mike Parker (8.1 per game). 2014 District 10AA Most Valuable Player Jalen Duke led his Martin Luther King Royals to the regional last season and Lipscomb Academy has defeated both PearlCohn and Maplewood this season making District 10AA one of the toughest districts in the state.

Ravens, Hillwood Lead Formidable District District 12AAA champs the Cane Ridge Ravens find themselves in a dogfight to win a tournament championship at Glencliff High School. Led by the three-headed attack of DeMonte Evans, Kyree Elder and DeMarco Churchwell the Ravens squeaked by overtook Hillsboro and Hillwood by one game for the regular season title. Hillsboro has a college type frontline led by 6’8 KeKe Davis. Davis along with Donavan Donaldson and Scoop Richardson are playing at a high level right now winning six of their last seven games. Hillwood is limping into the post season going 3-3 down the stretch but they will run out one of the top players in the state in D’Marco Steele. Steele along with teammate Byron Dean are a dynamic duo that teams have struggled to control. Hillwood’s only four losses this season have been to district teams. McGavock’s Chris Claybrooks was the surprise recipient of the district Most Valuable Player award. Claybrooks also starred for his school’s football team. He and Chris Williams look to once again shock their opponents in their quest for a district title. Anthony Francis will attempt to lead his Glencliff Colts as they play at home. Overton’s Leon Howard as a do everything point guard that can put a team on his back “Kemba Walker style”.

MLK, Majors Looks to Keep Rolling Overtons’ Girls Basketball Team look to repeat as district champs

The MLK Lady Royals are the only metro team to go undefeated in district play. Seniors Jordan Majors, Brianna Smith and Molly Kafader are primed to return to Murfreesboro. The East Nashville Lady Eagles and Pearl-Cohn Lady Firebirds have some talented players that should make a consecutive tournament title interesting. Lady Eagle Le’JZhae Davidson leads a high powered offense. Davidson along with Erica Haynes-Overton and Kaia Upton are tough to stop. The Lady Firebirds will counter with their own three-headed attack of Janiah Sandifer, Shanice Nelson and Jasmine Rowan.

Lady Bearcats, Lady Ravens Hope for Rubber Match

Maplewood Girls’ Head Coach Tristin Williams Photo by Emanuel Henderson

In District 12AAA if everything falls into place the girls’ championship game should be extremely competitive. Regular season champion Overton and runner-up Cane Ridge split their two games this season. District MVP LaShae Brown and Martoria Patton hope to add a second consecutive tournament trophy to their school. Cane Ridge’s Morgan Seiferth is a scoring machine. When all is said and done, Whites Creek and Glencliff will be two of the hottest venues this week in the state.

Super Grizzlies Grind Out Another Victory By Art Reyna Jr., Memphis Correspondent, Wallace Media Group

MLK’s Briana Smith

East Looks to Fly Back to Regionals

East suffered a huge loss before the season even started losing two year starter Isiah Upton to a knee injury he suffered during football season. Last week Upton signed to play football at Middle Tennessee State University. As a junior, he was the point guard that led his team to the state championship game eventually losing in overtime to Jackson Southside. Thomas Booker has taken over as the leader of the Eagles. The junior shared District Most Valuable Player Honors with Pearl-Cohn Firebird Jordan Sandifer. East isn’t about one player. Frontcourt players Toree McGhee, Isaiah Blacksmith and Booker’s backcourt mate Leonardo Holmes all earned All District 10AA honors. A district championship won’t come easy for the Eagles. Sandifer and his Firebird

MEMPHIS, TN — This past Sunday night, Memphis was treated to a battle of NBA Titans. While the rest of the country watched the Cavaliers destroy the Lakers on national television, the Memphis Grizzlies got their “Grind On” with the best team in the NBA the Atlanta Hawks. The Grizzlies defeated the Hawks 98-88. It was a playoff atmosphere and the Grizzlies did not disappoint as they were led by their emotional leader the “Grind Father” Tony Allen. His defense along with his teammates held the Hawks to .250 shooting (4of-16 3FG) from beyond the arc in the first half and limited the team to only 17 assists. Atlanta entered first in the league in three-point percentage averaging .391 and second in assists averaging 25.8 per game. The win extended the Grizzlies home winning streak to six games and improved its record at FedExForum to 22-5 this season. Memphis shot 36-of-92 (.391) from the field and 3-of-13 (.231) from beyond the arc. The Grizzlies were able to control the Hawks in the paint, outscoring them 52-34. Memphis also out rebounded Atlanta 55-37. Mike Conley led all Grizzlies scorers with 21 points on 7-of-12 (.583) shooting and added six assists. Five Grizzlies scored in double-digits. Marc Gasol had his 14th double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Zach Randolph recorded his 30th double-double of the season with a 15 point and 10 rebound effort. Jeff Teague led the Hawks with 22 points on 9-of-13 (.692) shooting and six assists. This week Memphis had two other home games before this weekend’s all star break. The Grizzlies took on the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. (CT) at FedExForum and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday Feb. 11 in Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. (CT). By press time we didn’t have the results. Art Reyna Jr. is the Wallace Media Group Memphis Correspondent. Be looking out for more stories by him from The Bluff City.


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Nashville Artist Featured in ‘Poets Corner’ By Janice Malone

NASHVILLE, TN — Scarritt-Bennett’s monthly POET’S CORNER event will feature the work of poet, author, activist and artist Henry L. Jones. His multi-talents embody life experiences and history about Black culture through literary writings, artwork and vivid images. Mr. Jones’ first book, Run Into Blackness: Feeling My Poetic Gumbo, (Pneuma Publishing International, Inc.), has received critical acclaim and praises by local and national media. For the upcoming Poet’s Corner event, Henry will be reading several poems from his Run Into Blackness book. “One of the poems I’ll be reading is titled ‘I Am the Eye,’ which is a poem I wrote back in the days when I hosted open mic night at Kijiji’s on Jefferson St., “ recalls Jones about his reflective piece. “I think it’s a very timely poem because it talks about the racial conditions in America and the promises, along with the things that have happened in the past. The poem presents the question of how do we realistically approach a way to truly fulfilling those promises?” . In the area of photography, Henry has collaborated with renowned photographer Carlton Wilkinson in “The African Male Museum Series,” which won the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship (visual art). A concerned activist, Jones’ essay and poem, “Our Houses are Burning Again,” was published in Houses of God, a gospel music CD release and book by the House of Blues Music Company & Platinum Entertainment.

Various artists included: The Winans, Stevie Wonder, LA Mass Choir, The Temptations, Andrae Crouch Michael Brooks & The Nation, Cissy Houston, and others. This project raised nearly half a million dollars to rebuild Southern churches attacked by racially motivated fires and bombs in the 1990’s. “I grew up in the church. So In that poem, I take the reader inside of a church that’s been burned. I describe the burnt smell of the charred pews and other destroyed items,” shares Henry about the insight of the poem, which will also be performed during the upcoming Poet’s Corner event. Among his many accolades and recognitions, includes the Dr. Harriette BiasInsignares Award for Poetry. Dr. BiasInsignares is Nashville’s Poet Laureate/ Ambassador of Letters. In the area of photography, he collaborated with photographer Carlton Wilkinson in The African Male Museum Series, which won the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship (visual art). A Fisk University graduate, Jones has been a visiting poet at numerous colleges and has taught ways to help students unleash creativity in workshops. Later this year Henry will soon be expanding his talents into the area of film making. Plans are to complete a documentary about the art of poetry, using visuals from his collection of various poems and artwork. He’s excited about releasing the film at various film festivals upon completion. In addition to the documentary, Henry’s nearly finished with his next book titled Black Skillet Blues: Poetry without Cornbread.The colorful

Artist Henry L. Jones at work in his art studio

and unique title was inspired from deeply rooted,loving family memories. He says, “This whole project started with an image. I have this old black cast iron skillet that was given to me by my step mother. The skillet once belonged to my father, who used to make some of the most delicious cornbread using that old skillet. Whenever I touch that skillet it just brings back so many wonderful memories and thoughts. So the book’s titleand the theme for this next book is based upon that skillet, which I see as a symbolic tool. I’ve always believed that the kitchen is that meeting spot where most families had their discussions, memories and meals.” One of Henry’s artwork collections is currently on display at the Bordeaux Branch Library. The exhibit, “Duality, 2 Roads Traveled,” features 24 paintings

that reflect on the theme of the various types of dualities in life. On February 28th Henry will be a featured speaker for a reception at Bordeaux Library. His abstract Dr. Martin Luther King-inspired painting, “King without a Crown” from his last solo exhibit, “Freedom Echoes: Three Views of Hope and Memories,” is currently hanging in the front lobby gallery area of the Hendersonville Library. “This painting is the largest one in the exhibit and the most painful one for me to complete but Iloved the journey,” says Henry about his painting that’s filled with beautiful deep rich hues. The Poet’s Corner will take place February 26th7 – 8pm at: Scarritt-Bennett Center’s Fondren Hall 2nd Floor, 1008 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212. It’s free and open to the public.

‘The Negro Travelers’ Green Book’ By Janice Malone

During the Jim Crow era years, a simple road trip could often be dangerous or even deadly for African American citizens if they were caught driving or visiting in the wrong areas of a town or region. “The Negro Travelers’ Green Book” was a travel guide series published from 1936 to 1964 by Victor H. Green. It was intended to provide African American motorists and tourists with the information necessary to safely board, dine, and sightsee comfortably during the era of segregation. It was a very helpful and much needed little booklet for both travelers and businesses. It was first published as The Negro Motorist Green Book and later became known as The Negro Travelers’ Green Book. Each year 15,000 copies were printed. Mr. Green, the creator of the book, was a New York City postal worker who later became a successful publisher. It is believed that the insightful future entrepreneur created the travel booklet while managing his musician brother-in-law, and listening to the horrific travel stories Black musicians often encountered while traveling..

Green saw a problem and worked on fixing it. He started this travel guide after collecting information on stores, hotels, restaurants, gas stations and other related businesses in the New York area that would accept Black travelers. The travel book was an immediate hit, which caused Mr. Green to extend his research to include other regions of the country, especially the segregated south and outside of the country into parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, After retiring from the post office, Green established a publishing office for himself in Harlem. During that

era some towns didn’t have hotels and motels that would accept African American travelers, so Green listed “tourist homes” in the book where the owners would rent out rooms to travelers. At the time, Esso gas stations readily welcomed African American travelers when other stations often wouldn’t. Esso was also a sponsor for The Green Book. The various Esso gas station locations were featured throughout the publication. The Green Book was marketed to both black-owned businesses and white establishments who patronized with African American customers. By 1956 the U.S. national highways had increased, along with the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, slowly began to minimize the need for the Green Book travel guide. Victor Hugo Green died in 1960 and the last edition of the travel guide was printed in 1964. For more information about Victor H. Green and his accomplishments visit this link below and others: http:// americacomesalive.com/2014/02/09/victor-hugo-green1892-1960-creator-green-book-first-travel-guide-africanamericans/#.VNl8dPnF-So

Nashville Producer Wins Grammy Gold By Janice Malone

NASHVILLE, TN — Music producer and executive Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond represented Nashville, Atlanta, and Memphis quite well, at the 57th GRAMMY® Annual Awards this past Sunday night. The now 2-time Grammy Award winning producer won his latest Grammy for Song of the Year in the Christian Contemporary Music category for his contributions on Christian rap artist Lecrae’s chart topping record “Messengers,” which features the band for King & Country. “It’s an amazing feeling. Any time you’re a winner in any Song of the Year category it’s a big deal. I’m just thankful for the opportunity to work alongside some of the best songwriters in the business,” says Esmond about his latest Grammy win. “I honestly didn’t think we were going to win. Although I felt we had an amazing song, there was a lot of great competition. Initially there was some anxiety as the nominees were being called, but once they announced us as the winners that anxiety just turned into joy.” Torrance’s latest Grammy win is less than a week old but he’s already hard at work, back in the studio working on highly anticipated album releases later this year with Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Ludacris, and Yo Gotti.

Torrance and Lacrae have been friends since their college days. This is not the first time the Lacrae/Esmond combination has found Grammy gold together. Esmond served as executive producer for Lacrae’s Grammy Award-winning album GRAVITY. The multi-talented producer was in command of the creative direction for the album, and was a major component critical component behind Lecrae’s crossover to mainstream success. Achieving crossover music success is a talent most music performers aspire for but not many can achieve but somehow Torrance has found a formula that’s working for him. “I’m a hip hop guy at heart and coming from a music background that includes Nashville, Memphis and Atlanta, I’m just a real lover of music,” shares Torrance. “When I first started working with Lacrae, I thought he was an excellent performer and lyricist. But I always felt that the music in the gospel/Christian rap genre wasn’t really up to par. When I say up to par it’s two things that I did with Lacrae. The first thing I did was brought in mainstream producers and writers so that the songs wouldn’t sound too ‘over preachy’ so to speak. We wanted to utilize Lacrae’s message but in a way that was more palatable but still stuck to the truth of his songs. Secondly, on the music side, I just brought in better composers and producers. I then connected him to other

Award winning producer/musician Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond (center) walks the red carpet during the recent GRAMMY® Awards

hip hop deejays and artists. He already had a strong following in the Christian and gospel hip hop side of music. And finally, I actually co-managed Lacrae for about a year, as well as executive produced, in an A&R capacity, two of his earlier albums.” Torrance has spent most of his life living in the “music trinity” region of the country. He was born in Memphis; spent his teen years in Nashville and is now currently living in Atlanta. “I’m a hip hop guy at heart and coming from a music background that includes Nashville, Memphis and Atlanta, I’m just a real lover of music,” shares Torrance, who’s also a very talented violinist. He graduated from Hume Fogg Magnet

High School, here in downtown Nashville and later went on to graduate Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. He recalls fond memories of his teen years of living in Music City. “I remember attending the Summer Lights Music Fest in the downtown area. That was always so much fun! Going to the TSU Homecoming events was really a blast. And I’ll never forget going to the concerts out at the old Starwood Amphitheater. “ Torrance ‘Street Symphony’ Esmond has become a top source for multiplatinum superstars and independent artists looking for commercial accessibility, and he has the “Grammy gold” to prove it.


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Swing/Dance and Get ‘In the Mood’ For Valentine’s Day By Janice Malone

This Valentine’s Day weekend, why not try something different and fun by taking a step back in time by swing dancing to the sounds of the show IN THE MOOD: A 1940s BIG BAND MUSICAL REVUE at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center: February 15th for two shows and a matinee show. See www.nashvillesymphony.org for tickets and exact show times. Critics agree that the In the Mood show is far more than just a mere oldies Big Band music concert. It’s a 1940’s retro musical revue featuring top-notch singers and dancers, accompanied by the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The combination of up-tempo big band instrumentals and intimate, romantic ballads set the mood for a fun-filled night on the town. In the Mood show creator/producer and music director Bud Forrest says the show has something for everyone. “The music is the story for this show,” Mr. Forrest tells the Tribune earlier this week. “There’s no plot. It’s really a variety show with a band, singers, dancers, and it’s a lot of fun for everyone…We also have a salute to veterans, no matter which war they served in. It’s our way to musically say thank you for all of the hard work they’ve done for our country.” The show offers audiences the hits of the day, including: “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Moonlight Serenade,” and many, many more. This year marks the show’s 21st year of touring and it’s their second time of visiting Nashville. It seems that fans are quite excited for the return of In the Mood. According to Mr. Forrest ticket sales are selling fast. The idea for In the Mood began in 1988, in Washington, D.C., with Bud Forrest, who’s a very talented Julliard trained pianist. He says the original idea was inspired by the music from the world famous Andrew Sisters. Within a few short

years the production added more musicians, singers and dancers. By 1993 The World USO selected In the Mood to be an official entertainment show for the 50th Commemoration of World War II. From 1994 to 2014 the show has traveled throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand plus, it’s had over 80 sold-out performances. It looks as if the Nashville shows may also be added as sold-out to the list. In 1997, Forrest and his String of Pearl Orchestra were featured as one of the entertainment shows for the inauguration of President and Mrs. Clinton. Each year twenty five to thirty percent of the show is changed but according to Bud, it’s mandatory for them to keep certain songs within the core of the production. He says, “We have to do certain songs such as: ‘Tuxedo Junction,’ ‘In the Mood,’ ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.’ Sometimes we will have a featured trumpet or saxophone player

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or some other featured performer in the show. But we always stick to the show’s main music format, which is timeless.” Some of the audience members have been known to attend the In the Mood shows wearing their WWII military uniforms, which Bud says is so touching to see. “In the Mood triggers a lot of great memories for families. It’s a

family show that appeals to audiences from ages 8 to 98. I often get emails from young people who’ve seen the show, asking more about the music of that era and what was life like back then. There’s a lot of college kids today who are really into swing-style dancing, so they especially love the show. And that’s really great.”

UPCOMING NASHVILLE EVENTS Feb. 14: A Valentine’s Day Soul Brunch with soul singer Charles “Wigg” Walker, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at Acme Feed & Seed, 101 Broadway Nashville Feb. 14: Black History Month Celebration: Exploring African-American Genealogy at The Hermitage Home of President Andrew Jackson at 1 pm 615-889-2941 Feb. 15: Mardi Gras Brunch and Celebration at Cabana 1910 Belcourt Avenue Nashville, Brunch: 12-2 pm and Mixer: 2-6 pm(615) 662-2122 Feb. 19: “CULTIVATING COMPASSION” www.compassionatenashville. com or email compassionatenashville@gmail.com ** To be included in our events calendar please email info to tribunenews1@aol.com

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During Black Hisnuanced view of American tory Month, Independent culture and society and its Lens presents two provocfounding ideals. Inspired ative new documentaries by Reflections in Black by that take a fresh look at not author Deborah Willis, the only the African American film features the works of experience but the ongoing Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna question of the meaning of Simpson, Anthony Barrace in America. The first boza, Hank Willis Thomas, documentary to explore Coco Fusco, Clarissa Sligh, the role of photography in and many others. shaping the identity, aspiHow do we explain the KAM WILLIAMS rations and social emerdisconnect between what gence of African Americans we believe and what we pracfrom slavery to the prestice in what some have called a “postent, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Pho- racial” America? American Denialextographers and the Emergence of a Peo- plores this question through the prism of ple premieres on Monday, February 16, a landmark 1944 inquiry into Jim Crow 2015, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET (check local segregation conducted by Swedish socilistings). ologist Gunnar Myrdal for the Carnegie Commission. His question: How could a people who cherish freedom and fairness also create such a racially oppressive society? Seventy years later, American Denial juxtaposes Myrdal’s investigation with current stories of racial injustice that are often overlooked in our national insistence on the preeminence of the ideals of liberty, justice, and equality. Directed by Llewellyn Smith and produced by Christine Herbes-Sommers, Smith, and Kelly Thomson, American Denial premieres Monday, February 23, 2015, 10:00-11:00 pm. ET (check local listings). Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. The acclaimed series features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic Directed by Thomas Allen Harris, achievement, and unflinching visions of the film probes the recesses of American independent filmmakers. Presented by Inhistory through images that have been dependent Television Service, the series suppressed, forgotten and lost. Bringing is funded by the Corporation for Public to light the hidden and unknown photos Broadcasting, a private corporation fundshot by both professional and vernacu- ed by the American people, with addilar African American photographers, the tional funding from PBS and the John D. film opens a window into the lives of and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. black families, whose experiences and For more visit pbs.org/independentlens. perspectives are often missing from the Join the conversation: facebook.com/intraditional historical canon. These im- dependentlens and on Twitter@Indepenages show a much more complex and dentLens.


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How Sweet it is and Healthy too for Valentine’s By Janice Malone

NASHVILLE, TN — This special time of the year is of course all about giving and receiving sweets for the sweet. For this Valentine’s Day, consider putting a slightly different spin on the “sweetest day of the year” by giving gifts that are tasty, sweet and healthy. Is that really possible, especially for Valentine’s Day? The answer is a resounding--Yes! Carol Batey (Carol’s Vibration Cooking) is a Nashville-based entrepreneur and holistic products expert who has several items on her menu for Valentine’s Day that are delectable, without breaking the “calorie bank.” For Valentine’s Day 2015 Carol has partnered with fellow entrepreneur Carol Clark, owner of Iced Delites. Carol and

Lavender heart shaped bath bombs with all natural ingredients

Heart-shaped lemon thyme cookie

Carol have combined their talents for making healthy culinary products that are good for the palate and natural skin care items that are gentle on the skin. The ladies have a unique special set of products just in time for that special love in everyone’s life. Orange Spice cookies with Orange Spice Lotion Bars; Lemon Thyme Cookies, along with its matching Thyme Lotion Bar will make Valentine’s Day sweeter than ever. Other flavors are available as well. The Carol ladies are still taking orders. Look for them at various Farmers Market locations or visit their websites at www.artlifestylecoach.com/ (Carol Batey) www. facebook.com/pages/Iced-Delites-byCarol/157421521111379 (Carol Clark)

MTSU Alumna, Grammy Executive Honored LOS ANGELES — MTSU honored Alicia Warwick, executive director of The Recording Academy’s Nashville chapter, at an event Saturday (Feb. 7) in downtown Los Angeles as part of the university’s second-annual outreach during the Grammy Awards. About 50 recording industry executives, artists and university alumni, students and supporters attended a brunch on the rooftop of The Standard hotel to recognize Warwick, a 1999 graduate of MTSU’s Recording Industry program. She was named to the chapter’s top job last year. Among those in attendance were MTSU alums Pete Fisher, general manager of the Grand Old Opry, and Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond, who is nominated for a Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Grammy as a co-writer on a song by popular Christian rapper Lecrae Moore, who also attended MTSU for a time. Ken Paulson, dean of the College of Mass Communication, said Warwick’s colleagues from The Recording Academy who attended the brunch all sang her praises. “I’ve talked to her colleagues here and they all said from the moment that they met her, they all recognized her leadership, her passion and commitment,” Paulson said. “We (at MTSU) have loved watching her career blossom,” he said. “We are so proud and we are delighted to honor her today.” Warwick said she was moved by the tribute from her alma mater on the eve of the industry’s biggest night, the 57th annual Grammy Awards. “I transferred to

TERRI’S BOOK REVIEW

‘Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’

MTSU alum Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond (left), who won a Grammy this year, poses with MTSU alumna Alicia Warwick, executive director of The Recording Academy’s Nashville chapter, at a brunch in Warwick’s honor in downtown L.A. MTSU photo by Andrew Oppmann

Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer

Compton and Watts, near L.A. There, she attended a series of private schools, There is life after high in all of which she was one school. of a small handful of black And were you ever kids. The family moved a happy to learn that! You lot – and with each new locouldn’t imagine spending cation, it became harder to the rest of your days feelkeep up, harder to be one ing like you did at thirteen, of the Popular Kids. It was or enduring a not-cool harder to be cool. TERRI lifetime of zits, hormones, SCHLICHENMEYER Oh, but she tried! She self-consciousness, bad attempted to give herself hair, and Mean Girls. You a cool nickname, but it didn’t stick. She were only able to endure it then by rehaunted online chatrooms, but her profile membering that you weren’t alone. And in “The Misadventures of Awkward Black lies were quickly discovered. She was Girl” by Issa Rae, life got better. For much taunted by classmates for her inability to of her early childhood, Jo-Issa Diop never dance, by peers for not having “cool” muworried about being cool. sic, and by family for being overweight. Valentine’s Day was particularly embarrassing. Even after moving to New York as an adult and assuming a new name, Issa Rae felt like a misfit. And then she realized a few things: she didn’t need constant companionship. She needn’t laser-focus on black culture, or think about racism. She could use innate talents to make videos, launch a new web series, write TV shows, and win awards. She could be liked for who she was in person. And she didn’t have to say yes to every man; she could love herself enough to find real love. Mistaken me: I misunderstood “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” as a comedy piece, and I was initially disappointed. Yes, it’s got its crack-a-smile moments but it’s not hilarious. As turns out, there’s really so much more to it. Author Issa Rae writes with a wonderful universality: no matter who you are, there’s By Issa Rae c.2015, Atria Books, $26.00, been a time when you’ve felt out-of-place 224 pages and floundering. Because of the candor Rae applies to her essays, we intimately Coolness wasn’t an issue when, until know the feelings of which she writes and age three, she lived with her parents and her father’s extended family in his native it’s easy to see her as an ally and cringe Senegal. There, she was surrounded by along with her, since we’ve been in that loving aunts, uncles, and assorted cousins, same situation. And then, we’re delighted all living within the family compound. when things finally go her way. So, while Coolness never came up when she started this isn’t a laugh-a-minute book, it’s a nice grade school in Maryland with a diverse memoir that will resonate with anyone group of children of many races. It was, in who’s ever felt like an oddball. If that’s fact, barely discussed… until Diop’s fam- you, then “The Misadventures of Awkily relocated to South Central, between ward Black Girl” is pretty cool.

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MTSU my junior year and it changed my life,” she said. “The friendships I made, the relationships and internships. Some of my favorite mentors are here (at the brunch) today. “(MTSU) is such a blessing and such an amazing university. It’s so exciting (that) I kind of have to pinch myself.” The Warwick brunch was among several activities that MTSU put forward as part of the Grammy week of festivities. On Thursday and Friday, six Recording Industry students volunteered in various capacities during the 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert. Later Saturday evening, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee held a meet-andgreet session with Southern California alums. On Sunday, MTSU will co-sponsor a pre-Grammys event with Leadership Music, a training program for industry executives. The students here for the Grammys — seniors James Belt, Eryn Green, Quentin Lee, April Manuel, Taylor Thompson and Keagan Scribner — were under the direction of assistant professor Stacy Merida. They attended Saturday’s brunch and mixed and mingled with industry pros. Belt called the week “a monumental revelation,” adding it was an “honor to meet and work with individuals in the industry.” Warwick said the hands-on experiences offered through the leadership of Recording Industry chairwoman Beverly Keel underscores the relevance of MTSU’s program. “I’m so excited for you guys,” Warwick told the students. “You are in good hands.”

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FORECLOSURES & LEGALS THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, February 12 - 18, 2015 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 4, 2005, executed by GLENN P. HORLACHER, conveying certain real property therein described to MATTINGLY FORD TITLE SERVICES, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded October 13, 2005, at Instrument Number 20051013-0123713; 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 CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH TRUST 2006-3, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 who is now the owner of said debt; 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 February 26, 2015 at 10:00 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. 2 ON THE PLAN OF HICKORY WOODS ESTATES SECTION C, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 6900, PAGE 884-887, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 176050B00200CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 404 HICKORY WOODS CT, 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): GLENN P. HORLACHER 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 #77097 2015-01-29 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 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 31, 2007, executed by CHARLES L. GODWIN, SUE E. GODWIN AND TARA GODWIN, conveying certain real property therein described to VENTURE TITLE & ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded August 3, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070803-0092678 (see also the Scrivener`s Affidavit at Instrument Number 20130122-0007076); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Selene Finance LP who is now the owner of said debt; 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 February 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING UNIT NO. 98 ON THE SITE PLAN OF KINGSWOOD CONDOMINIUMS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 5200, PAGE 520, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION, TOGETHER WITH THE APPURTENANT INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF KINGSWOOD CONDOMINIUMS AS SET FORTH IN EXHIBIT “C” OF THE MASTER DEED ESTABLISHING KINGSWOOD CONDOMINIUMS, AS AMENDED IN BOOK 6058, PAGE 322, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 119140A09800CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2929 SELENA DR F-98, 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): CHARLES L. GODWIN, SUE E. GODWIN AND TARA GODWIN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: KINGSWOOD HOMEOWNERS` ASSOCIATION, INC. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #77135 2015-01-29 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 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 31, 2007, executed by BOBBY E. DOUGLAS AND CHANTY S. MCFARLAND, conveying certain real property therein described to TRISTAR TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded February 5, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070205-0014701; 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, 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 February 26, 2015 at 10:00 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 ALL OF LOT NO. 14, ON THE PLAN OF FINAL PLAT, SECTION I, THE PRESERVE AT OLD HICKORY, “CLUSTER LOT SUBDIVISION”, ACCORDING TO PLAT AND SURVEY APPEARING OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20060824-0104545, OF THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR MORE COMPLETE DETAILS OF LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN INSTRUMENT OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 200608240104548, AND IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 200612080152023; EASEMENT TO TENNESSEE TELEPHONE COMPANY OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20061013-0127087; EASEMENT TO COLONIAL PIPELINE OF RECORD IN BOOK 4542, PAGE 131, IN BOOK 3616, PAGE 453, IN BOOK 3570, PAGE 13, AND IN BOOK 3571, PAGE 599; FIRST SUBURBAN WATER DISTRICT OF RECORD IN BOOK 4453, 154; TRANSMISSION LINE EASEMENTS TO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OF RECORD IN 4425, PAGE 582, AND IN BOOK 2346, PAGE 378; DECLARATION OF TAKING TO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (TVA) OF RECORD IN BOOK 11335, PAGE 609, AND IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20021017-0127752; STORMWATER DETENTION AGREEMENT OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20041103-0132562; CHARTER OF HOMEOWNERS` ASSOCIATION OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20060824-0104548; EASEMENT TO TDS TELECOM OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20061013-0127208; AND TO ANY AND ALL MATTERS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT AND SURVEY OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20060824-0104545; ALL OF SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. Parcel ID: 175060A1400CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 921 BIRCHMILL PT S, 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): BOBBY E.

DOUGLAS AND CHANTY S. MCFARLAND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The Preserve at Old Hickory Homeowners Association, Inc. 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 #77177 2015-01-29 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 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 31, 2005, executed by REBECCA WADE, 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 1, 2005, at Instrument Number 20050401-0035660; 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 2005-11CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-11CB who is now the owner of said debt; 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 February 26, 2015 at 10:00 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. 71, KIMBOLTON, PHASE II, IN PLAT BOOK 6900, PAGE 792-794, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. Parcel ID: 05313014400 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 717 JESSICA TAYLOR 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): REBECCA WADE OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: MIDLAND FUNDING LLC AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GE CAPITAL RETAIL BANK/DILLARD`S, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GE CAPITAL RETAIL BANK/JC PENNY 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 #77305 2015-01-29 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 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 10, 2003, executed by LULA I. PERRY, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M. WEISS, ATTORNEY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded April 21, 2003, at Instrument Number 20030421-0051712; 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, 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 February 26, 2015 at 10:00 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: SITUATE LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE, TO WIT: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 108 ON THE FINAL PLAN OF WOODLAND HILLS SECTION 1, PHASE 2 OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 7900, PAGE 408, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 13409014700 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3508 PARAGON DRIVE, 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): THE ESTATE AND/OR HEIRSAT-LAW OF LULA I. PERRY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 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 #77355 2015-01-29 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 10, 2012, executed by ASHLEY SUZANNE SHELLEY AND STANLEY MICHAEL SHELLEY, conveying certain real property therein described to FMLS, INC., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded August 16, 2012, at Instrument Number 20120816-0073462; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE who is now the owner of said debt; 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 February 26, 2015 at 10:00 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: A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTRY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 110 ON THE PLAN OF MATLOCK, PHASE 1, OF RECORDED IN THE MASTER DEED OF MATLOCK TOWNHOMES RECORDED AS INSTRUMENT NO. 200705020052533 AND AMENDED IN INSTRUMENT 200705090055599 & 20070705-0080103, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 163160C11000CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1833 ISABELLE LANE, 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): ASHLEY SUZANNE SHELLEY

AND STANLEY MICHAEL SHELLEY 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/propertylistings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #77390 2015-01-29 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 27, 2001, executed by NORMA C. DEAN, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M. WEISS, ATTORNEY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 30, 2001, at Instrument Number 20010730-0080504; 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, 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 March 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Front Entrance of The Historic Davidson County Courthouse, One Public Square, 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 THE SOUTHERLY ONE-HALF OF LOT 18 AND THE NORTHERLY ONE-HALF OF LOT NO. 19 ON THE MAP OF SHARPE & HORN`S 6TH ADDITION, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 332, PAGE 118, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID PARTS OF LOTS NOS. 18 AND 19 FRONT TOGETHER 101 FEET ON THE EASTERLY SIDE OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND RUN BACK 298 FEET, MORE OR LESS, ON THE NORTHERLY LINE OF 317.25 FEET, MORE OR LESS, ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE, TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID SUBDIVISION, MEASURING 100 FEET THEREON. Parcel ID: 07215028400 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1521 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37206. 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): NORMA C. DEAN 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 #77404 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 2015-02-19 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 21, 2008, executed by DONITA BRYANT, conveying certain real property therein described to RONALD P IMBRECHT , as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded November 24, 2008, at Instrument Number 20081124-0114999; 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, 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 March 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Front Entrance of The Historic Davidson County Courthouse, One Public Square, 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. 24 ON THE PLAN OF SECTION TWO, VANTAGE POINTE OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK INSTRUMENT NO. 20060406-0040015, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 04103A08600CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1448 GOOD NIGHT COURT, 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): DONITA BRYANT OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Vantage Point Owners Association, Inc. 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 #77499 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 2015-02-19 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 26, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by MARLENE G CRUZ AND FRANK F CRUZ AND THELMA EWELL, to DAVID A. NEAL, Trustee, on November 17, 2006, as Instrument No. 20061201-0148566 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America National Association, as Trustee, successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Residential Asset Mortgage Products, Inc., Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007RZ1 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING THE WESTERLY 46.0 FEET OF THE EASTERLY 54.2 FEET OF LOT NO. 77 ON THE MAP OF INGLEWOOD PLACE OF RECORD IN BOOK 332, PAGE 101, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY. SAID PART OF LOT NO. 77 FRONTS 46.0 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF SHELTON AVENUE AND RUNS BACK BETWEEN PARALLEL LINES 186.0 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT NO. 98. Tax ID: 72-3-289 Current Owner(s) of Property: MARLENE G CRUZ AND FRANK F CRUZ AND THELMA EWELL The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1141 SHELTON AVENUE, NASHVILLE, TN 37216, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF ASSET

ACCEPTANCE, LLC AND JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF CITIFINANCIAL INC AND JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL ACCEPTANCE TN AND STATE TAX LIEN IN FAVOR OF STATE OF TENNESSEE THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or 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.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-002253-670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #77613 2015-01-29 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 26, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by EDWARD SYNICKY AND BEVERLY LIBBY-SYNICKY, to SETTLEMENT SERVICES OD TENNEESSEE, LLC, Trustee, on September 8, 2005, as Instrument No. 20050914-0110646 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Trustee for Residential Accredit Loans, Inc., Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005QS16 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE BEING UNIT NO. 13B, OF TRACT II ON THE PLAN OF FINAL PLAT, VILLAS AT BELLE PARKE, PHASE II, A HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT #20020722-0087814, AND AS DEFINED IN THE AMENDMENT TO MASTER DEED AND BY-LAWS OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT #20040218-0018915 TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. BEING PART OF THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO EDWARD J. SYNICKY AND BEVERLY LIBBY-SYNICKY BY WARRANTY DEED FROM NVR INC., A VIRGINIA CORPORATION, T/A FOX RIDGE HOMES, TO BE RECORDED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE RECORDING HEREOF IN INSTRUMENT NO.200S0914-0110645, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Tax ID: 162120B07800CO Current Owner(s) of Property: EDWARD SYNICKY AND BEVERLY LIBBY-SYNICKY The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1345 Bell Road Unit 441, Antioch, TN 37013-6722, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: JP MORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. FKA WAMU JUNIOR DOT AND VILLAS AT BELLE PARKE TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or 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.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-006302670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE:

(615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #77616 2015-01-29 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 26, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by GWENDOLYN BRAZELTON, to J.PHILLIP JONES, Trustee, on January 26, 2006, as Instrument No. 20060201-0012636 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-1 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-1 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE,DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEING LOT NO. 323 ON THE PLAN OF PARKWOOD ESTATES, SECTION 2, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 3300, PAGE 5, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY.SAID LOT NO. 323 FRONTS 83.26 FEET ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF LESWOOD LANE AND RUNS BACK BETWEEN LINES MEASURING 146.7 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY SIDE AND 104.4 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE TO A BROKEN LINE IN THE REAR ON WHICH IT MEASURES 105.5 FEET. Tax ID: 05014014300 Current Owner(s) of Property: GWENDOLYN BRAZELTON The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3203 LESWOOD LN, NASHVILLE, TN 37207, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or 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.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-006062-670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #77618 2015-01-29 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 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 15, 2007, executed by ADRIAN H. MILLER, conveying certain real property therein described to WINDMILL TITLE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded February 22, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070222-0021977; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee, on behalf of the registered holders of MASTR Asset Backed Securities Trust 2007-NCW, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2007-NCW who is now the owner of said debt; 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 March 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 23 ON THE PLAN OF CREEKSIDE

9B TRAILS, PHASE 1 OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20001026-0106269, AS AMENDED IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20021210-0152343, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY. Parcel ID: 058090A02300CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1021 RAMBLING BROOK RD, NASHVILLE, TN 37218. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): ADRIAN H. MILLER 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 #77875 201502-12 2015-02-19 2015-02-26 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 29, 2000, executed by JOHN H. MARTIN AND LOIS C. MARTIN, conveying certain real property therein described to PRLAP, INC. , as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 7, 2000, at Instrument Number 200007070067282 (modified at Instrument Number 20141017-0095984); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC a Delaware Limited Liability Company who is now the owner of said debt; 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 March 12, 2015 at 10:00 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: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 8 ON THE PLAN OF EDGE-O-LAKE SECTION 21 OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 5200, PAGE 577, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 14904003700 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 448 RURAL HILL RD, 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): JOHN H. MARTIN AND LOIS C. MARTIN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, CHERNAU, CHAFFIN & BURNSED, PLLC, METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT 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 #77935 201501-29 2015-02-12 2015-02-19 2015-02-26 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance

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CLASSIFIEDS 10B of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated October 13, 2011, executed by CHRIS V. GREENE AND CHRISTINA M. GREENE, conveying certain real property therein described to JOSEPH B. PITT, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded October 31, 2011, at Instrument Number 201110310084257; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Quicken Loans Inc. who is now the owner of said debt; 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 March 12, 2015 at 10:00 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 SITUATED IN THE CITY OF ANTIOCH IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON IN THE STATE OF TN LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT(S) 377, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED OAK HIGHLANDS, PHASE TWO, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, OF RECORD AS INSTRUMENT NO. 199912130302267, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 173040A24800CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 629 COPPER RIDGE TRL, 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): CHRIS V. GREENE AND CHRISTINA M. GREENE OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #77975 2015-02-12 2015-02-19 2015-02-26 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 30, 2007, executed by BRENDA TRUJILLO AND DANIEL A. TRUJILLO, conveying certain real property therein described to PREFERRED ESCROW AND TITLE LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded April 10, 2007, at Instrument Number 200704100042492; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2009-1, AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2009-1 who is now the owner of said debt; 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 February 26, 2015 at 10:00 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. 344 ON THE PLAN OF RIVER TRACE ESTATES, PHASE 1, SECTION 3, AS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 6900, PAGE 615, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS CONVEYANCE IS SUBJECT TO PLAT BOOK 6900, PAGE 615, AND RESTRICTIVE OF RECORD ALL RESTRICTIONS, EASEMENTS, SETBACK LINES, CONDITIONS, PLAT OF RECORD, AND ENCUMBRANCES OF RECORD IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR THE AFORESAID COUNTY. Parcel ID: 062020A22100CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2750 RIVERBEND DR, 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): BRENDA TRUJILLO AND DANIEL A. TRUJILLO OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: FIA CARD SERVICES, N.A., PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC ASSIGNEE OF FIA CARD SERVICES, N.A., RIVER TRACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., CAVALRY SPV I, LLC 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 #78093 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 2015-02-19 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY WHEREAS, Paul W. Harper and Thelma M. Harper executed a Deed of Trust to SunTrust Bank, Nashville, N.A., Lender and T. Michael Logan, Williamson County, TN, Trustee(s), which was dated September 7, 1999 and recorded on September 7, 1999 in Book 11653, Page 293, and modified by document dated January 22, 2001, and recorded on January 23, 2001, in Instrument No. 20010123-0007100, Davidson County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, SunTrust Bank, (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on March 3, 2015, at 10:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Davidson County Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being a tract of land designated as Lot No. 1, containing 3.20 acres, more or less, on the Plat of Dylan’s Forest, as of record in Plat Book 11190, Page 121, Register’s Office for said county, to which plan reference is made for a more complete description. Being part of the same property conveyed to Paul W. Harper and wife, Thelma M. Harper by deed from Thomas A. Graves and Helen M. Graves of record in Book 4743, Page 781, said Register’s Office. Parcel ID Number: 048 00 0 293.00 Address/Description: 4955 Clarksville Pike, Whites Creek, TN 37189. Current Owner(s): Paul W. Harper and Thelma M. Harper. Other Interested Party(ies): Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development; Tennessee Department of Revenue- Tax Enforcement Division; SunTrust Bank; and Citizens Savings Bank & Trust Co. In addition, this sale shall be subject to the right of redemption by the TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, TAX ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, pursuant to T.C.A. 67-1-1433(c)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in: Instrument 20120918-0084605. Notice of the sale has been given to the State of Tennessee in accordance with T.C.A. 671-1433(b)(1). The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, February 12 - 18, 2015 will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484 File No.: 14-29806 Ad #78101 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 2015-02-19 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY WHEREAS, Betty J. Matlock and Jermaine B. Phillips executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Franklin American Mortgage Company, Lender and Charles Patrick Flynn, Trustee(s), which was dated May 27, 2008 and recorded on May 29, 2008 in Instrument No. 20080529-0054670, Davidson County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust, (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on March 3, 2015, at 10:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Davidson County Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: A certain tract or parcel of located in Davidson County, Tennessee, described as follows towit:Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 8, Phase One, Section One, Heron Walk, as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 9700, Page 173, Register’s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description of said property. Being the same property conveyed to Betty J. Matlock and Jermaine B. Phillips from Demarcus Woolfork, and wife, Jai Woolfolf, by Warranty Deed being recorded simultaneously herewith in Instrument Number 20080529-0054669, in the 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 Number: 052080A00800CO Address/Description: 2109 Laguna Bay, Madison, TN 37115. Current Owner(s): Betty J. Matlock and Jermaine B. Phillips. Other Interested Party(ies): N/A The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484 File No.: 15-01273 Ad #78109 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 2015-02-19 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY WHEREAS, Vicki J. Clem executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Lender and Larry A. Weissman, Trustee(s), which was dated July 30, 2009 and recorded on July 31, 2009 in Instrument No. 20090731-0072051, Davidson County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on March 5, 2015, at 10:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Davidson County Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: Being Lot No. 5 on the plan of Ramsay-Elizer Resubdivision of Dabbs & Elliot Subdivision, Section 18, of record in Book 2083, Page 5, Register’s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description. Being the same property conveyed to Vicki Clem by deed from Ronald G. DeBracy and wife, Patricia M. DeBarcay, July 30, 2009, of record in Instrument Number 20090731-0072050, Register’s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 05312015700 Address/Description: 3002 Lakeshore Drive, Old Hickory, TN 37138. Current Owner(s): Vicki J. Clem and Anita J. Hicks. Other Interested Party(ies): .N/ AThe sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484 File No.: 14-29968 Ad #78143 2015-02-05 2015-02-12 2015-02-19 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, 2012, executed by PAUL A. WILLIAMS, conveying certain real property therein described to NETCO, INC., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded January 23, 2013, at Instrument Number 20130123-0007407; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to American Neighborhood Mortgage Acceptance Company LLC who is now the owner of said debt; 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 March 12, 2015 at 10:00 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. 19 ON THE PLAN OF OAK CREEK SUBDIVISION, OF RECORD IN BOOK 5200, PAGE 96, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE; SAID LOT NO. 19 FRONTS 82.00 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY MARGIN OF OAK LEAF DRIVE AND EXTENDS BACK 124.98 FEET ON THE EASTERLY LINE AND 125.08 FEET ON THE WESTERLY LINE TO A DEAD LINE IN THE REAR, MEASURING 115.81 FEET THEREON. Parcel ID: 07601003100 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 825 OAK LEAF DR, OLD HICKORY, TN 37138. 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 A. WILLIAMS 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 #78158 2015-02-12 2015-02-19 2015-02-26 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY WHEREAS, Pennye L. Smith executed a Deed of Trust to U.S. Bank National Association ND, Lender and U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, Trustee(s), which was dated May 25, 2007 and recorded on June 8, 2007 in Instrument No. 20070608-0069140, Davidson County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s)

thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, U.S. Bank National Association, (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on March 3, 2015, at 10:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Davidson County Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: The land referred to in this Deed of Trust is as follows:Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Unit 129 of Easthaven Townhomes, a Planned Unit Development, as established by the Declaration and Covenants and Restrictions Recorded in Instrument No. 20010806-0083543, Register’s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Pennye L. Smith, unmarried, by Deed from York Construction, LLC dated 04-11-2003, and recorded in Instrument No. 20030414-0049337, Register’s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 095 05 0B 049.00 Address/Description: 2120 Lebanon Pike, Apartment 129, Nashville, TN 37210. Current Owner(s): Pennye L. Smith. Other Interested Party(ies): Citibank (South Dakota), N.A.; U.S. Bank National Association ND; and Easthaven Townhome Association. The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484 File No.: 14-24988 Ad #78182 201502-05 2015-02-12 2015-02-19 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY WHEREAS, Warren Thomas Randolph and Sandra Faye Randolph executed a Deed of Trust to Beneficial Tennessee Inc., Lender and Harold D King, Trustee(s), which was dated April 14, 2007 and recorded on April 17, 2007 in Instrument No. 20070417-0045611, Davidson County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF8 Master Participation Trust, (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on March 10, 2015, at 10:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Davidson County Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, 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:Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being a lot in the 22nd Ward of the City of Nashville as follows: Said lot fronts 60 feet on the South side of Caruthers Avenue, beginning at a point 80 feet West of the right of way on the Nashville Railway and Light Company, now 10th Avenue, South; thence westwardly along the southern margin of said Caruthers Avenue, 60 feet; thence southwardly 178 feet more or less to an alley; thence eastwardly with said alley, 60 feet to Culloms Corner; thence northwardly, with Culloms line 178 feet more or less to the beginning. Being the same property conveyed from Bonnie H. Dolan and Robert E. Dolan, wife and husband, to Warren Thomas Randolph and Sandra Faye Randolph, husband and wife, by deed recorded 11/7/90, in Book 8233, at Page 282, in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. This conveyance is subject to the matters set forth in the above referenced plan of record. Tax Map or Parcel ID No.: 11801-183.00, Tax Map or Parcel ID No.: 118-01-183. 00 Parcel ID Number: 11801018300 Address/Description: 1003 Caruthers Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204. Current Owner(s): Warren Thomas Randolph and Sandra Faye Randolph. Other Interested Party(ies): N/A The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484 File No.: 14-04009 Ad #78320 201502-12 2015-02-19 2015-02-26

EMPLOYMENT DELIVERY DRIVER Markraft Cabinets, a local cabinet & countertop distributor, seeks fulltime delivery driver for high volume distribution center in Nashville. Duties include accurate/timely deliveries to jobsites. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. on a regular basis, possess a valid DL and reliable transportation. Bar coding and basic computer skills a plus. $11-12 HR, DOE. Excellent benefits pkg. Please send resume to jdavis@markraft.com CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE Invites applications for the position of: FIREFIGHTER The City of Franklin Fire Department has a vacancy for a Firefighter. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn.gov/ jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: 3/1/2015 SALARY: $1,346.16 bi-weekly, $1,521.16 bi-weekly with Paramedic license EEO/ Drug-free Workplace CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE Invites applications for the position of: UTILITY INSPECTOR The City of Franklin Water Department has a vacancy for a Utility Inspector. Please see full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn.gov/ jobs. Deadline to apply: 2/10/2015 Salary $21.29/hr$23.17/hrEOE/Drug-free Workplace

CLASSIFIEDS NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS OF EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE The Episcopal School of Nashville anticipates that academic instruction will begin in August, 2016, for Grades Pre— Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First and Second. The School will admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Publish February 12, 2015 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF CITY OF SHELBYVILLE CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED March 5, 2015 Sealed Bids will be received by the City of SHELBYVILLE for the CONSTRUCTION

of the SHELBYVILLE SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS project, at the City of Shelbyville Purchasing Office, 201 North Spring Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160, until 3:00 P.M., March 5, 2015 and opened publicly at City Hall. The reading of the bids will begin at 3:00 P.M. No Bids will be accepted after said date and time. The work includes the following elements: the replacement of existing sidewalk, accessibility improvements, crosswalks, and associated improvements east of downtown Shelbyville, TN. The project includes sidewalk improvements on both sides of East Depot Street from South Main Street at East Side Square 320 feet east to Brittain Street, continuing east 540 feet to North Jefferson Street, on the east side of Brittain Street from the intersection with East Depot Street 315 feet north to Holland Street, and 145 feet along the south side of Holland Street to an existing sidewalk. Crosswalk and accessibility improvements will be made at four intersections and a mid-block crossing along East Depot Street. A pre-bid conference will be held at 1:30 P.M. on February 26, 2015 at City Hall 201 North Spring Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160. Representatives of the City and Wiser Consultants, LLC shall be present to discuss the Project. Each Bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond in the minimum amount of FIVE PERCENT (5 %) of the contract price for the purpose of guaranteeing the bidder will enter into an acceptable contract. A contract performance bond and payment bond of ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) of the contract price will be required for execution of contract. 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. A Prime contractor must be licensed through the State of Tennessee, Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI), Board for Licensing Contractors (BLC), prior to recommending award of a contract. The CITY OF SHELBYVILLE 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. No Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal has been set on this contract. However, the use of DBE or minority/woman owned firms are encouraged. The CITY OF SHELBYVILLE is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents, information, and plans may be examined at the City of Shelbyville Purchasing Office, 201 North Spring Street, Shelbyville, TN or copies of these plans and contract documents may be obtained from Wiser Consultants, LLC, at 1427 Kensington Square Court, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 upon payment of a nonrefundable amount of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). Wiser Consultants may be contacted at (615) 278-1500. Lori Saddler, Purchasing Agent City of Shelbyville Publish February 12, 2015 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED ON MARCH 4, 2015 Sealed Bids will be received by the CITY OF LEBANON, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT at their offices in LEBANON, TN, until 9:00 A.M., MARCH 4, 2015 and opened publicly at CITY HALL, 200 NORTH CASTLE HTS. AVE. at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin at 9:00 AM THE RESURFACING OF VARIOUS STREETS IN LEBANON TDOT PROJECT NUMBER: 95LPLM-F3-039 FEDERAL PROJECT NUMBER: STP-M-9309(20) PIN: 120009.00 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 LEBANON 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 LEBANON is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone 615-443-2809 THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be obtained by contacting Ms. Regina Santana at the CITY OF LEBANON, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, 300 NORTH CASTLE HTS. AVE., LEBANON, TN 37087, 615-444-3647, upon receipt of a nonrefundable payment of $50.00 for each set. Information for Bidders, Bid Form, Form of Contract, Plans, Forms of Bond and other contract documents may be examined at the following locations: Gresham, Smith and Partners Mr. Jody Vance 511 Union Street, Suite 1400 Nashville, TN 37219 615-770-8579 City of Lebanon Engineering Department Ms. Regina Santana 200 North Castle Hts., Suite 300 Lebanon, TN 37087 615444-3647 Publish February 5, 12, 19, 2015 CHRISTY RAMIREZ Vs MARCELINO RAMIREZ-DELACRUZ Non-Resident Notice 4TH Circuit Docket No. 14D2383

In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon MARCELINO RAMIREZ-DELACRUZ. It is ordered that said Defendant enter HIS appearance herein with thirty (30) days after February 19, 2015 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on March 23, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By C. Fleming Deputy Clerk Date: January 21, 2015 Sean R. Richardson Attorney for Plaintiff Publish January 29, 2015, February 5, 12, 19, 2015 GYASI A. WYNN Vs DONNA R. JONES Non-Resident Notice 3rd Circuit Court Docket No. 15D154 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon DONNA R. JONES it is ordered that said Defendant enter HER appearance herein with thirty (30) days after March 5, 2015 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on April 6, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By: Deputy Clerk C. Fleming Date: February 4, 2015 Cynthia Greene-Campbell Attorney for Plaintiff Publish February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2015 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P108 ESTATE OF CLAUDIA BOOKER LISENBY, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of January 2015, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of CLAUDIA BOOKER LISENBY, who died December 19, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 4th Day of February, 2015. Sherry Booker Reynolds, 1795 Cayce Springs Road, Thompson Station, TN 37179, Charlotte Booker Hall, 3220 Cynthia Lane, Nashville, TN 37218, Personal Representative. Booker, Cyrus Lucius, 1720 West End Avenue, Suite 640, Nashville, TN 37203. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 5, 2015 and February 12, 2015. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P107 ESTATE OF WILLIE B. MANNING, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of January 2015, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of WILLIE B. MANNING, who died January 3, 2015, 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 un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 4th Day of February, 2015. Deborah Marshall, 1910 – 28th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208, Ernestine Swafford, 2404 Grover Street, Nashville, TN 37207, Personal Representative. Hirsch SR., Renard Astaire, 3250 Dickerson Pike, Suite 121, Nashville, TN 37207. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 5, 2015 and February12, 2015. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P88 ESTATE OF RICH B. MANN, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of January 2015, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of RICH B. MANN, who died January 8, 2015, 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 un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 4th Day of February, 2015. Claiborne K. McLemore III, 1211 Sixteenth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212, Personal Representative. MeLemore III, Claiborne, 3250 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37212, Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 5, 2015 and February 12, 2015. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P74 ESTATE OF LUCY P. SANFORD, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of January 2015, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of LUCY P. SANFORD, who died December 14, 2014, 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 un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 4th Day of February, 2015. Brenda G. Sanford, 423 Coventry Drive, Nashville, TN 37211, Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 5, 2015 and February 12, 2015. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P77 ESTATE OF MARIE ANNETTE NANCE, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of January 2015, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of MARIE ANNETTE NANCE, who died October 8, 2014, 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 un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 4th Day of February, 2015. Laura Carter, 637 Brooksboro Terrace, Nashville, TN 37217, Personal Representative. DeMarco, Louis Raphael, 1312 Sixth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208, Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 5, 2015 and February 12, 2015. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P104 ESTATE OF TAYLOR HARDING COOPER, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of January 2015, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of TAYLOR HARDING COOPER, who died November 29, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 4th Day of February, 2015. Thomas Howard Haynes, 208 Royal Oak Drive, Dickson, TN 37055, Personal Representative. Hedgepath JR., Richard, Film House Building, 810 Dominican Drive, Nashville, TN 37228, Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 5, 2015 and February 12, 2015.

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CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUED NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P80 ESTATE OF DONNA GAIL LUTTERMOSER, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of January 2015, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of DONNA GAIL LUTTERMOSER, who died October 14, 2014, 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 un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 4th Day of February, 2015. David Harley Luttermoser, 1204 Stratton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206, Personal Representative. Tidwell, Nicholas M., 216 Centerview Drive, Suite 317, Brentwood, TN 37027, Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 5, 2015 and February 12, 2015. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P61 ESTATE OF MILDRED MAY MCMURTRY, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of January 2015, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of MILDRED MAY MCMURTRY, who died September 10, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 4th Day of February, 2015. Samuel Thomas McMurtry JR., 3112 Laurel Forest Drive, Nashville, TN 37214, Personal Representative. Moser, Paul W., 1994 Gallatin Road North, Suite 305, Madison, TN 37115, Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 5, 2015 and February 12, 2015. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P71 ESTATE OF FREDERICK NEIL LEE, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 2nd day of February 2015, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of FREDERICK NEIL LEE, who died August 29, 2014, 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 un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of

the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 4th Day of February, 2015. Donald E. Freet, 1050 Bateman CT., Chapmansboro, TN 37035, Personal Representative. Dean, Benjamin K., 2209 Memorial Blvd., Springfield, TN 37172, Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 5, 2015 and February 12, 2015. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P162 ESTATE OF NATHANIEL CHARLES BOZARTH JR., DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day February, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of NATHANIEL CHARLES BOZARTH JR., who died December 11, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 9th day of February 2015. Nathaniel Charles Bozarth III, 3814 Sam Boney Drive, Nashville, TN 37211, Ronald W. Bozarth, 1755 Halls Mill Road, Unionville, TN 37180. Personal Representative. Lee, Robert Evans, 109 East Gay Street, Lebanon, TN 37087. Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 12, 2015 and February 19, 2015. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P116 ESTATE OF DONALD CARL BATTLE., DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day February, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of DONALD CARL BATTLE who died December 06, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received

an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 9th day of February 2015.Ruby Jean Brown-Battle, 1307 Meharry Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208, Personal Representative. Notestine III, Robert John, 109 Kenner Ave., Suite 201, Nashville, TN 37205. Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 12, 2015 and February 19, 2015. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P132 ESTATE OF WILLARD W. ADAMS, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day February, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of WILLARD W. ADAMS , who died January 02, 2015, 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 un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 9th day of February 2015. Charlene Sue Griffin, 8601 Central Pike, MT. Juliet, TN 37122. Personal Representative. Lee, Robert Evans, 109 East Gay Street, Lebanon, TN 37087. Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 12, 2015 and February 19, 2015. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 15P138 ESTATE OF ELEANOR LOUISE CAPLINGER, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 4th day February, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of ELEANOR LOUISE CAPLINGER , who died August 04, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name 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 (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual 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 Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 9th day of February 2015. Diana L. Antanaitis, 4101 Helena Bay Court, Hermitage, TN 37076. Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: February 12, 2015 and February 19, 2015

the success of Nashville. She would examine the procurement process. Training minorities for such work must be supported. Freeman said it’s “tough when a government looks at bids” for the best price. The makeup of his company “is as diverse as our city,” Freeman said. “Those are the indicators … of how you would proceed. That’s how I would govern.” Berry recalled that in 2005 a city study found it was a “passive participant in discrimination.” In 2007, when she came

to council, legislation was passed to create the minority women-owned business organization to reach out to minorities so when related legislation was adopted, businesses were ready to advance then and minority employment increased. She also worked to diversity membership on boards and commissions. Answers to questions from the audience and the candidates’ closing remarks touched on all issues but Freeman’s closing statement included a light touch to the event before he excused himself

SBA Continued from page 1A in Nashville, but the entire state was represented. The cold weather didn’t stop those who pressed their way to the 8:30 am (CST) networking event for our SBA borrowers, bankers and prior success story recipients. Including former SBA Small Business Persons who have earned the prestigious title of “Tennessee Business Person of the Year.” No worries, good hot coffee was a part of the momentous itinerary. In fact the theme of the event was: “SBA State of The Region Coffee with SBA Tennessee Director.” Local Director David Tiller, joked with Tribune Publisher, Mrs. Rosetta Perry in the announcement correspondence by saying: By the way, we plan to have some “third-wave coffee” because of your recent ar-

ticle on coffee! Amid the networking, the exchange of business cards and telephone numbers, some valuable news and updates was successfully shared with the attendees. All indications confirm that this momentous event was well received and just what the proverbial Doctor ordered for Middle Tennessee. “One highlight of the event is Tennessee’s $100 million in SBA loans statewide thus far this Fiscal Year, along with opportunities for many of our middle Tennessee firms to become participants in the Business Development Program,” said SBA District Director, Walter Perry. One of District Director Perry’s key announcements was that Nashville has been selected as a 2015 Emerging Leaders initia-

to go to a family event. “I’ve gone through a change today,” the real estate executive said. “I came here this morning — I was for Bill Freeman for mayor. I now am for Mrs. [Carrie] Gentry.” As a campaign spokeswoman, Howard Gentry’s mother proved to have an enviable ability to advocate and command attention that might be likened to the moniker mentioned in national news commentary that’s recently been attached to and predicted for Hillary Clinton — grandmother-in-chief. Two mayoral candidates suggested that Freeman would have Carrie Gentry go to campaign events on his behalf. tive site. This was duly welcomed by the various resource partners as they were asked to help identify established businesses. Business owners who are ready to develop and grow their business to the next level. Everyone in attendance left the viewing encouraged and motivated about SBA’s support of small businesses in the heart of Nashville and throughout the Volunteer State. Contact information for the Nashville, TN SBA Office is located at: 2 International Plaza Drive Suite 500, Nashville, TN 37217. Phone: 615-736-5881, Fax: 615-736-7232. They can be found via Social Media too. Investigate SBA TN on; Facebook, Twitter. Pinterest, You Tube, Google and SBA Blogs to sign up or for future events, times and dates. https://www.sba.gov/ offices/district/tn/nashville


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REGINA PRUDE God shows his great love for us in this way: Christ died for us while we were still sinners. —Romans 5:8 NCV There’s something amazing about God’s math, especially as it relates to how He loves us. A nd, in case y ou’re wondering— I have no elaborate eq uations or algorithms to share. I j ust want y ou to know that God’s love for us exceeds our ability to calculate it. Paul’s letter to a y oung church in Rome explores the irony in

divine math. God sent His only Son to die for adopted children. Who are we? We are not all that impressive. On our best day s, we are often pathetic, rebellious, inconsiderate and unlovable. It doesn’t add up. A sacrificial, passionate death may make sense for someone who is alway s noble and loving. But God showed His great love for us, j ust the way we are. His love is infinite. It never runs out. E very day , He pours that love out again. God’s addition takes our imperfections, adds them to the cross, and we become heirs of all He has promised. God’s subtraction is also amazing. Romans 8: 38-39 reminds us that nothing can separate us from God’s love. Natural math doesn’t work that way . One trip to the doctor’s office plus a negative diagnosis can take away y our health. Depression or sadness can deplete y our j oy . Pick up today ’s newspaper or turn on the local news for the latest story of how thieves have stolen someone’s car, money , or identity . But what power on earth can strip

Jesus away from us? A bsolutely none! K now today that, whatever y ou may go through, God’s complete, total, uneq uivocal love surrounds y ou. The psalmist wrote: How precious to me are y our thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I were to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.— Psalm 139: 17 18. I like that math! Dear Reader, here’s a special invitation! I will be speaking on “ F earlessness! ” at the A IG F inancial Network F OCU S 2015 Women’s Conference, Saturday , F ebruary 21, 1: 00-3: 4 5 p.m., 2000 A merican General Way , Brentwood, TN. A dmission is free with a business card. Please come; bring a friend. © Re g ina M . P r u de , 2 0 1 5 C om m e nt s : r e g ina@ r e g inapr u de . c om or P O B 5 8 7 9 5 , N as h v il l e , T N 3 7 2 0 5 . Bl og : w w w . r e g inapr u de . c om ; F ac e b ook : w w w . f ac e b ook . c om / r e g inapr u de ; T w it t e r : h t t p: / / t w it t e r . c om / r pr u de

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DR. CHRIS JACKSON My q uote of the week comes from Richard Needham: “ Y ou don’t marry one person, y ou marry three: The person y ou think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to be as a result of being married to y ou.” There is so much truth in those words. This q uote rests on the premise of expectation being the foundation of much of our relationships. We cannot be disappointed unless our expectations are high but are not met. U nful-

filled e pectations can mean the premature death or at least the serious illness of a relationship. There are several factors that can contribute to a breakup. I outlined some of them in my book, The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality . I will list a few of those factors here 1. Selfishness When a person display s a pattern of selfishness, it is like the slow but steady drip of a poisonous “ IV ” into the partner’s veins of selfesteem. A person full of him or herself leaves no room to contain a relationship. 2. Relationship Drifting elationship Drifting occurs when one or both partners gradually pull away from each other simply because they are interested in something or someone else. It is usually a very gradual process so it is often imperceptible but it is very real. 3. L ack of Progress Some relationships are not going backwards but not going forward either. There are

many things that can paraly ze the progress of a relationship. One of the big ticket items is boredom. Being bored should be an insult to one’s relationship because it implies that someone is not creative enough or excited enough to make something happen. . Pain outweighs Peace If y ou weighed y our relationship right now, which would weigh the most: Power or Peace? A healthy relationship should reflect more peace than pain. 5 . Sexual Disappointment ontemporary society has so elevated marriage that if a brother does not compare to 5 0 Shades of Gray , or if a sister cannot hold her own with the girl who swings on a pole, something seems to be lacking. A lthough sex is important, it should not be elevated to the top of the relationship priority list. Put sex and all other items into perspective and if y ou expect nothing, y ou will be disappointed less.

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Pancakes & Politics Continued from page 14A

l-r, Steve Benson shares a moment with Brenda Wynn Davidson, County Clerk

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l-r, Tennessee Tribune Publisher Rosetta Miller Perry, left, shares a moment with Meharry Medical College Senior Vice President Robert S. Poole, right, after the Pancakes & Politics Mayoral Forum in Meharry’s Cal Turner Family Center.

Rosetta Miller Perry with extended family son, Manucher Akbari

l-r, At-Large Metro Councilman Jerry Maynard, considers the circumstances during a conversation between Tom Negri who has served as interim director of the Human Rights Commission and real estate executive and mayoral candidate Bill Freeman.

David Fox, right, a former member of Metro’s Board of Education, takes time to be a father during the breakfast portion of the Pancakes and Politics mayoral forum as his wife, becomes acquainted with a member of the audience, left.

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CARRIE

SEARCY H METRO COUNCIL

1-800-342-5386 | TROPEVANSVILLE.COM | 421 NW RIVERSIDE DR., EVANSVILLE, IN 47708

*Free Play and Cash Prize winners must be present. **Bonus Entry winners need not be present. Winners’ names will be posted on the Casino Boarding Ramp on each drawing date. See Trop Advantage® Club for complete details. Must be 21 years of age or older. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-9 WITH IT.

DISTRICT 2

“Taking pride in our community”

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Carrie Searcy, Dwayne Bell Sr., Treasurer