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MDHA to Build on Jefferson Street By Ronald W. Weathersby

The Metro Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) has agreed to purchase the property belonging to the Metropolitan Teachers Credit Union (MTCU) located at 1605 Jefferson St and is planning a 35-unit apartment development on the site. The 26,000 square foot lot will be bought for $219,000 and the purchase should be completed by the beginning of 2014. MTCU began in 1957 as the Teachers Benefit Association with a

group of eight educators who sought to serve the unmet needs of African American Teachers in Nashville. According to the Website, crediunionaccess.com the MTCU has nearly 1,000 members and assets of $3 million. MTCU purchased its present location in the late 1960s. Beverly Barton, manager of the financial institution said she was not ready to make any announcements to the press about the future location of the credit union at this time. “We need to go to our members first before we talk to the newspa-

per,” Barton said in a telephone interview. However, she did confirm the fact that the apartments will be built on the property. “The complex will go up here.” Barton did tell the Tribune that MTCU operations will continue if not at its present location. “As far as I know the credit union will remain open.” Joe Cain, MDHA director of urban development, told the Tribune the agreement between the city and

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Rendering of planned 35-unit apartment building to be built at 1605 Jefferson Street.

Deltas Converging on Washington This Week

started 100 years ago at Howard University, in Washington, now has more than 200,000 members who still want to be part of that sisterhood of service,” said the Rev. Olivia M. Cloud, president of the Nashville alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta (DST) sorority. She projects more than 200 Delta women from the Nashville area alone will participate. In addition to members of the two Delta chapters in Nashville, organization members are expected to go to Washington from Tennessee Chapters representing Rutherford County, Clarksville, Dyers-

By Reginald Stuart

Thousands of members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, one of the oldest and largest predominantly Black sororities in the nation, are expected to converge on the nation’s capital this week and next to collectively celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the collegiate women’s group. Some 1,000 Delta women from across Tennessee are expected to be among the more than 30,000 women from across the nation registered for the anniversary event set for July 11-17. “It’s important that what 22 women

l-r, Dr. LaMonica Stewart and Rev. Olivia M. Cloud and will be in Washington for the sorority’s 100th anniversary celebration

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Atanda Joins Bone McAllester Norton NASHVILLE, TN — “Tayo Atanda joined us soon after graduating from law school in a temporary position, and his outstanding performance made him invaluable to our firm,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton. “We are pleased to have him join us.” Mr. Atanda concentrates his practice in Alcoholic Beverage Law, Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business Law, and Litigation and Dispute Resolution. The Alcoholic Beverage Law field includes beer, liquor, dance and catering licensing for restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and resorts throughout Tennessee. For new and emerging businesses, Mr. Atanda is involved in LLC formation, reviewing and drafting contracts and evaluating nondisclosure agreements. His Litigation and

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Former U.S. senator James R. Sasser (left) and wife Mary have donated their papers to Vanderbilt. Shown with Sasser is Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Tayo Atanda’s specialty is alcoholic beverage law

Dispute Resolution practice involves labor and employment cases, as well as personal injury claims. Mr. Atanda is a recent graduate of the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, where he was a Baker Law Scholar and participated in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, Black Law Student Association, International Law Society and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He is an advocate for education and environmental programs. While attending

college, Mr. Atanda worked as a program coordinator for the Oasis Center, where he advocated for education and economic equality. As a city dweller, he takes advantage of a bike-sharing program, Nashville B-cycle, to get to and from work. A native of Nigeria, Mr. Atanda moved to the United States at the age of 14 and graduated from Stratford STEM Magnet High School in East Nashville. He is fluent in the West African dialect of Yoruba.

TN Statesman Sasser Donates to Vanderbilt NASHVILLE, TN — James R. Sasser, a former three-term U.S. senator from Tennessee and ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, and his wife, Mary Sasser, have donated their papers to Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections. “We are  deeply  grateful  that Jim and Mary  Sasser, treasured alumni who have devoted  their lives  to  outstanding  public service on

Advertising Executive Allen, Dies Dr. LaMonica Stewart and Rev. Olivia Cloud, presidents of Nashville Metropolitan Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta Sorority chapters and Nashville Alumnae, are the guests this week on Take 10 on Tuesdays with the Tennessee Tribune. Join Tribune Editorial Director Sandra Long Weaver as she discusses with Cloud and Stewart this year’s centennial celebration of the sorority. The sorority convenes its 51st annual convention on July 11 in Washington, D.C. where it was founded at Howard University. They explore the history of Delta Sigma Theta and what the two chapters have meant to the Nashville community. You can view the interview at www.tntribune.com Wendell Ray “Klyde” Allen

Wendell Ray “Klyde” Allen a successful advertising executive has died at aged 52. Allen was born November 24, 1960 in Beaumont, Texas, to the late James J. Allen and Frankie Morris. He attended Marten Elementary School, Lincoln Jr. H.S. and French H.S. He moved to Houston and attended and graduated from Westbury High School in 1979.

Wendell Ray, called “Klyde” by his friends, worked at a Houston radio station. After helping to make the station one of the top in the city, he was hired by Stevie Wonder to work as the Promotion Director at his radio station, KJLH, in Los Angeles California. In that position Klyde conceived of the idea of the KJLH Allen Continued on page 7B

behalf of Tennessee and the nation, have chosen Vanderbilt as  the  home for their archives,” Chancellor Nicholas S.  Zeppos said.  “Having  first-hand information from Jim’s career as a senator and ambassador  and from Mary’s work in bridging cultures  will offer Vanderbilt scholars an invaluable level of insight into a vital time in Sasser Continued on page 11A

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Pastor Breaks Down Racial Barriers One Meal at a Time Staff Writer

Gathering and coordinating up to 50 volunteers for a few hours and feeding at least 400 families is all in a day’s work for Pastor Chris Whitney, head of Nashville Family Church in Franklin. It was three years ago that the pastor, father and husband announced ambitious plans to feed more than 1 million people around the world. “Six years ago we were doing a Cinco de Mayo special and they needed food. A guy came in delivering bread. We told him we would drop off a truck of food. We dropped off the food and little did we know, that day that One Gen Away was born,” said Whitney. Since then, Rev. Whitney has partnered with pastors from around Middle Tennessee and in Houston, Texas, setting up massive food giveaways. Whitney’s movement, One Gen Away, would bring in a large bed truck carrying up to 25,000 pounds of food and drop it off at a site in the neighborhood they were serving. Volunteers from the neighborhood churches would help pass out the food to the hundreds that would often wait in line for hours, regardless of the cold or heat. “Almost everyone says you didn’t tell me it was going to be this big. I can’t explain in words, even visually, how big it is until they see it happen. Everyone is amazed at how quickly and thoroughly everyone was served. I’ve never heard anyone say they would never do it again. I’ve always heard people say they can’t wait to do another one,” added Rev. Whitney. Breaking down barriers If you ask Whitney, he’ll tell you that feeding people isn’t the main objective for One Gen Away. His main goal for the movement is to actually break down racial and economic barriers in the community. Though the work with One Gen Away actually started a few years ago, it was actually born nine years ago during a normal day of prayer. He says God, in the middle of his prayer, dropped the phrase on him “one generation away”. Whitney said he didn’t know what that meant. He just knew to hold onto it and keep praying that God would show him what to do with that. He even went so far as to purchase the domain name for it. The light bulb went off a few years later when he says he and his wife were watching television with their daughter. He says they were watching a movie about Martin Luther King, Jr. and their daughter broke out in tears. She couldn’t understand why the Black people in the movie were being mistreated. She asked Whitney ‘why the brown people in the movie were being hosed down like that.’. “She didn’t’ understand the history of people of color and that’s when it hit me. We are one generation away from racism. We are one generation away from eliminating racism and the most segregated day of the week is Sunday. I thought how cool would it be to have churches getting together to help mankind,” added Whitney. Breaking down racial barriers in a southern city rich with a Civil Rights history, is a large task for the white, small framed St. Louis native based in affluent, Franklin, Tn., but it’s a challenge that he says he is up for. “I’m humbled. I don’t know why this white guy gets to grace people’s lives. I’m humbled and grateful. I hope my heart comes across with no agenda. That is my passion for my wife Elaine and I. We just want to serve people and other churches,” said Whitney. So far, it seems to be working. “Fifty or 60 years ago, what we’re doing today would have been unheard of. A Black pastor and a White pastor coming together to serve the common man on their own

To help eliminate economic and social barriers, One Gen Away encourages children and adults to volunteer in the food giveaways.

Food giveaways hosted by One Gen Away typically feed around 400 families, giving away about 25,000 pounds of food. Often times, those in need are already in line hours before the giveaway begins.

Pastor Chris Whitney

will, would have been unimaginable. But we have joined hands, partnered together and in the name of God, are tackling hunger and racism one food giveaway at a time. We are feeding people the Word, a meal and hope,” said Mitchell. “Whitney has been a blessing to work with. I’m proud and honored to call him my brother in Christ where color doesn’t matter, but what you do for mankind does.” “Hopefully we’ve represented ourselves as Christ would and that’s with no agenda and a desire to help.

It’s not just me. It’s we. Nashville is doing it. If we can do this in Nashville, then I believe we can do this in any city or country,” said Whitney. Buying food for all The effort to feed people across the world started a few years ago and quickly put a dent in hunger, particularly during the recession. Last year, One Gen Away gave away a little more than 600,000 pounds of food costing nearly $1 million. So far this year, One Gen Away has given away more than 375,000 pounds of food which equals about 284,000 meals given to families in need. One Gen Away, along with its partner churches, must first purchase the food and have spent about $640,000 this year. It’s a cost that Pastor Ronnie Mitchell of New Livingstone Church in East Nashville says he’s willing to help cover. “People are crying out from every corner of this city, this state and this world, and it’s up to the church to stand up and take care of that need. We profess to be Christ-like. Well, this is action meeting word, and the Church making good on its promise to take care of hurting humanity and do God’s will,” said Mitchell. His church has co-hosted two massive food giveaways in 2012 in East Nashville in conjunction with One Gen Away. They are gearing up for a third giveaway on July 20.

How’s Nashville Meets Goals, Shelters 43 of the Homeless NASHVILLE, TN — How’s Nashville, a new community campaign to end chronic homelessness in Nashville, moved 43 chronically homeless people into permanent supportive housing meeting its goal set for June.  Will Connelly, director of the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission, said he was excited and grateful for the tremendous collaboration among provider agencies.  “We are thrilled to see this local movement spreading across the city,” Connelly said. “We would not have reached our goal for this month without the initiative of private landlords who stepped up to the plate and set aside select units at reduced rents.”  How’s Nashville partners set monthly goals to meet its overall goal of housing 200 people in 100 days – by September 12.  The goal to house 43 vulnerable and chronically homeless people in June was met the following way: - 11 people are living in set-aside units identified by individual landlords; - 6 veterans received VASH vouchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (overall, 13 of the 43 people housed were identified by providers as veterans); and - 26 people were housed by community service providers.   Connelly explained that housing 

Will Connelly, director of Metropolitan Homelessness Commission, has seen much progress in the first thirty days

43 people this past month far exceeds previous housing placement rates. Between January and May, an average of 19 chronically homeless people were placed into permanent housing each month. “The How’s Nashville campaign has jump-started a movement in our community and our goal is to support service providers in their continued effort to help people move into their own homes,” Connelly said.  Ashley Blum, homeless outreach supervisor for Park Center, said that what really counts is to see the reaction of people who have experienced homelessness

for years and years once they open the door to their own apartment.  “Frank and Jerry are so grateful and welcoming,” Blum, who is a member of the How’s Nashville leadership team, said about Frank Clements and Jerry Jackson who were among the first persons moving into permanent supportive housing. “They can lock their door, they have a key, they make it their home.”  Clements, who had been homeless for 35 years and was the first person housed by the How’s Nashville campaign, said that having an apartment was like going from one world to another.

 “It feels good to have my own place,” Clements said. “You can wake up and not worry where you will get your meals or about having to move around. It feels great… It gives me faith in mankind that this world still has people that really care.”   Jackson, who is sharing a two-bedroom apartment with Clements, said that his life changed overnight.  “To even have to walk around town to just find water was an issue,” he said, adding it was nice to have a safe place to call home.   By meeting its June housing goal, Nashville is being recognized by the national 100,000 Homes Campaign as one of the communities that are on track to ending chronic homelessness within the next four years.   Connelly thanked the many local service providers who participate in the How’s Nashville campaign including Open Table Nashville, Mental Health Cooperative, Park Center, the local VA, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA), Nashville Cares, Room In The Inn, the Nashville Rescue Mission, Colby’s Army, United Neighborhood Health Services, Operation Stand Down, Metro Social Services, and many more.


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What Should Blacks Expect From Republicans? To help build the party and its future, The National ReRepublicans must show publican Committee Black voters that “share surely needs to confar more values with vince Black Americans the Republican Party of the benefits of registhan they realize.” The tering in their party. Is Republicans are on the Republican Party’s the same page as most ideology that different Blacks on abortion, gay from Blacks’? What marriage, Christian will it take to get Blacks values, and take a conto vote Republican? servative stance on illeIf Blacks looked gal immigration, school back over history choice, being tough on William Reed they’d see that the relacrime, and supporting tionship with Republientrepreneurs. Repubcans has been one of nearly unanimous lican Party people have to start working support of Republicans’ progressive policies and practices. The Grand Old with Black Americans and using conParty was founded by anti-slavery ac- servative principles to address issues tivists in 1854 and dominated national impacting them. Nationally, and at local politics from 1860 to 1932. Abraham levels they have to introduce legislation Lincoln was the first of 18 Republican advocating minority business developpresidents. So, how is it that the party of ment and resources to implement innerLincoln, now only gets about 10 percent city enterprise zones and micro-loan programs. Republicans should take the of the Black vote? It’s time Republicans make moves initiative to help in our cities and tackle that show contemporary Black Ameri- issues among Blacks that Democrats cans how they can benefit from their par- have ignored for decades. The Republicans have little time to ty, people and policies. The most sublose if they want to remain relevant in stantial political and economic strides that Blacks made from Reconstruction politics. It’s imperative they discard to the civil rights era were under Repub- old practices and start to make solid licans. Legislative gains Blacks made in and lasting political inroads among the 1950s and in minority enterprise and African-American voters. Some rewealth development in the 60s occurred cent high-profile Republican gestures under Republican Presidents Dwight toward Blacks include the Speaker of Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. the House’s hosting dedication of FredThe Democrats have given Blacks erick Douglass’ statue in the Capitol ample reason to change their party and Hill Rotunda. The statue’s unveiling practices. In 2009, the average net worth was followed by Republicans’ release for White households was $113,149 and of a video by Sen. Tim Scott extolling $5,700 for Blacks, 14 percent of Black Douglass’ civic and political leadership Americans are unemployed compared on behalf of Blacks. And, RNC Chair to 7 percent of Whites, and over the Reince Priebus continued his “listening past two years Black households’ me- sessions” with community leaders in dian annual income fell more than twice Cleveland, Ohio. Priebus said the Cleveas much as Whites. Since Blacks have land meeting was “part of the Party’s efmonolithically voted the Democratic fort to grow and expand with different Party into office over the past 40 years, communities and groups.” one would think those numbers are terA strategic mistake Priebus’ made rific arguments for Blacks voting Republican. Irony of ironies, Black voters was not starting his conversations in continue their blind allegiance to ruin- Cleveland with the Call & Post Black ous Democratic leadership and policies. newspaper. Over the years, from PittsUp to now, no matter how poorly burgh Courier publisher Robert Vann to served Black America is by the Demo- Call & Post publisher Don King, Black crats they won’t listen to what Republi- newspaper publishers have been influcans have to say. But, the Republicans ential in Republican politics and outaren’t exactly “locked and loaded.” They reach. Reince and the Republicans need have yet to clearly define their brand to utilize the best and most-effective and “what it is” and “what it stands for.” ways they can find to connect with the The time is near that the GOP imple- nation’s 11 million Black voters. William Reed is publisher of “Who’s ments activities and practices that poWho in Black Corporate America” sition their message and image toward garnering 30 percent of Black votes in and available for projects via the Baithe 2016 national elections. leyGroup.org By William Reed

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The State of Black Men - Part I

Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League

have had a devastating impact in Black communities. African American men are six times more likely to be incarcerated “As of 2004, more than whites. More Afblack men were denied the rican Americans are in right to vote because of a prison or on probation tocriminal record than in day than were enslaved in 1870, when the Fifteenth 1850. Amendment was ratified, The economic consegiving blacks the right to quences have been just as vote.” Joshua Dubois, bad. This year’s Urban former director of PresiLeague State of Black dent Obama’s Office of America report found that Faith-Based Initiatives the average unemployMarc H. Morial ment rate for Black men in As the Trayvon Martin 2012 was 15% compared trial and record high summer temperatures both begin to add their heat to the unem- with just 7.4% for white men. Black men ployment and economic woes plaguing earn only 72 cents for every dollar earned Black America, we thought it would be a by white men. Because of the civil rights good time to take stock of the one group advances of the past 50 years and the electhat more than most continues to be locked tion of Barack Obama as President, in the up, shut out and left behind -- African words of Michelle Alexander, we may have American men. This topic is too big and been “lulled to sleep by the rhetoric of color too complicated to cover in one essay. But blindness and the appearance of great rait is not too big or complicated to solve with cial progress” and thus have “closed our the necessary resources, commitment and eyes to the millions who have been locked partnerships. So we will continue our disup, locked out and relegated to second-class cussion of the issues, along with the crecitizen status.” ation of solutions, in future columns. But our focus must extend beyond talkToday, we simply want to provide ing about the problems. an overview and begin to point to some That is why the National Urban League answers. A good place to start is the rehas been a leading voice in challenging cent Newsweek cover story, “The Fight Washington to develop a comprehensive for Black Men,” by former Obama White urban agenda. It is also why we recently House advisor Joshua Dubois. Like the National Urban League, Du- announced our $100 million Jobs Rebuild bois understands that the solution to the America campaign designed to address under-employment and over-incarceration the nation’s employment and education criof African American men must begin with sis. This effort includes our Urban Youth changing our perception of who they are Empowerment Program, which offers job and investing in their potential through training, education and other wrap-around job opportunities, quality education and services to prepare out-of-school and adjueconomic development. These have been dicated youth for the world of work, as well the building blocks of the great American as our Training for Work-Adult Re-entry middle class and represent the surest path program, which targets convicted adults in to responsible adulthood and stronger comWork Release Programs and provides them munities. So why haven’t we done this for with supportive services, education and African American men? The reasons are many but one stands training opportunities, mentoring, and job out. As described by Michelle Alexander readiness and placement support. We must create more opportunities for in her best-selling 2010 book, The New Jim Crow, the intentional mass incarceration of Black men who have been locked up or left young Black men has created what she calls out. As we celebrate the momentous ana “permanent under-caste” that may never niversaries of our civil rights struggle, let’s be able to escape the past and compete on remember – there can be no celebration equal footing with the rest of us. Dispro- without continuation. We cannot afford to portionate arrests and unequal sentencing stop now.

LETTERS TO EDITOR Letter from CEO David Lifsey Dear Editor; On Friday, June 21, 2013, NBC News reported on the use of Special Minimum Wage Certificates by some other Goodwill agencies.  The certificate is a portion of the Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA), which allows employers to pay a rate less than minimum wage to employees whose disability significantly impairs their productivity. While some Goodwills utilize this employment tool, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee does not. In fact, all of our more than 2,000 employees are paid more than minimum wage. Each Goodwill Industries is a separate, locally chartered not-for-profit corporation governed by its own board of directors, which means policies and procedures vary at each agency. Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc. is committed to paying our employees fairly according to their abil-

ity to work and our ability to pay, and we pay all of our employees above the minimum wage.  Our mission is to provide employment and training for people who have a disability or who otherwise have difficulty finding and keeping a job.  Our services to those we are privileged to serve are provided, for the most part, free of charge. Our Goodwill takes seriously the trust our many donors of clothing and household goods place in us to use those donations in support of our mission.  We are grateful for that support and we are committed to maintaining accountability to its donors, employees, and community members. You may visit our website http://giveit2goodwill.org/annualreportto learn how the company uses its revenue and to better understand the programs and services we provide. David Lisey CEO, Goodwin Industries


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McNeely Pigott & Fox Adds Staff Associate Investing in Fundraising Success

When the reality of “it takes money to make money,” collides with shrinking budgets, nonprofits can face shortterm and long-term revenue challenges. Consider the trend among some donors and funders to “restrict” their giving and grantmaking to programs, or direct services. This is a move away from “unrestricted giving” or “operating grants” which allow a nonprofit to use gifts and grants where they are needed most. Restricted giving can reduce funds available for overhead which in turn can limit a nonprofit’s ability to support effective programs: “overhead” pays for technology, accounting, fundraising and more, all of which support successful programs. This trend was documented in a 2009 Stanford Social Innovation Review article written by Ann Goggins Gregory and Don Howard. Here are a few powerful quotes from their article The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle. “.... nonprofits settle into a ‘low pay, make do, and do without’ culture.....” “... we often see clients who are unable to pay competitive salaries for qualified specialists, and so instead make do with hires who lack the necessary experience or expertise.” “The burden of breaking the cycle of nonprofit starvation does not rest solely with funders (and donors). Nonprofit leaders also play a role. As a baseline task, they should commit to understanding their real overhead costs and their real infrastructure needs.” In our work we engage with board members and nonprofit executives on the subject of fund development and fundraising. We have found that there are nonprofits – small and large – who cut expenses related to development and fundraising as a way of reducing overhead. Some cut these expenses in a

process of “across the board” cuts. We both understand the tendency, and object to it. The development department – or advancement department as it is referred to by colleges and universities – is a revenue center. A challenging fundraising environment should be met with strategic investments in fund development and fundraising. We also understand the skepticism that can greet the idea of increasing investment in fundraising: some nonprofits are not confident in the ability of their development/advancement department to meet fundraising goals. Yet cutting the ability of these departments is not necessarily the answer. Instead, pay attention to factors that contribute to the lack of confidence. These can include noncompetitive salaries that fail to attract and retain experienced and talented fundraising professionals; staff whose skills do match well with the type of fundraising your nonprofit needs to focus on; executives without the knowledge or experience to effectively manage and coach the development/advancement team; the setting of unrealistic fundraising goals based on projected budget gaps instead of an analysis of current and prospective donors; and expecting fundraisers to focus on areas other than fundraising. \We encourage board members and nonprofit executives to ensure adequate investment in fund development and fundraising to help ensure nonprofit financial health. Copyright 2013 – Mel and Pearl Shaw. Mel and Pearl Shaw are the authors of “Prerequisites for Fundraising Success.” They position nonprofits for fundraising success. Visit them at www.saadandshaw.com.

NASHVILLE, TN — McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has hired Audrey Webster as the firm’s newest staff associate. Webster, a native of Memphis, Tenn., graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and dual concentration in international business. Her previous experience includes internships with Scripps Network Interactive, Tahzoo Digital Media Consultancy and the Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation. At Scripps Network Interactive, Webster worked closely on HGTV’s #lovehome campaign, which has received more than 150,000 tagged pictures since the campaign’s launch in January. She was also one of 26 Global Leadership Scholars, an elite College of Business honors program designed to provide students with a global perspective of the world and its economy. As part of the program, Webster completed a 30-page honors thesis that explored the drivers of electronic word-of-mouth communication on several social media platforms. “Audrey is a talented addition to our

team,” said MP&F partner Keith Miles. “She brings significant experience to this entry-level position, and that will help her make an immediate contribution to our client service.”

Mindfulness and Presence Training With Doug Silsbee

Doug Silsbee

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Coaches Alliance will host a one-day professional development seminar on Friday, July 19, in Nashville, Tennessee. The seminar will feature Doug Silsbee, world renowned Professional Certified Master Coach, author and thought leader in the area of mindfulnesss. The seminar is a major event for experienced and practicing coaches as well as for facilitators, consultants, counselors and educators. New entrants to the coaching field will also gain new insights from this intensive workshop. The workshop will be held at Fifty Forward in the Patricia Hart Building at 174 Rains Avenue, Nashville 37203. The seminar will be especially rewarding for professionals interested in sharpening their skills, enriching their focus and facilitating change. Doug Silsbee will present on Friday, July 19th from 8:30 to 4:30pm. Workshop admission is $149.00 for TCA members and $199.00 for others. Registration fee includes lunch and materials. Non-members are invited to join TCA and receive the reduced rate until the seminar date. Seven (7) International

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Coach Federation-approved CCEs will be awarded. Additional information is available at the Tennessee Coaches Alliance website at http://tncoachesalliance. com. Doug Silsbee specializes in the fields of presence-based coaching, leadership development and resilience. Professionals across a broad range of disciplines have benefited from Doug’s state of the art guidance. His professional experience includes: coaching leaders on five continents; developing and teaching a curriculum approved for coach certification by the International Coach Federation; teaching coaching methodology at the Federal Executive Institute; speaking frequently at major conferences for the International Coach Federation, International Association of Facilitators, and OD Network; and providing coaching for major corporations, non-profits, and government. He has authored two books: The Mindful Coach and Presence-Based Coaching. Doug has also worked with culturally diverse groups in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. See more at: http://www.dougsilsbee.com/ doug/index_ Tennessee Coaches Alliance, founded in 1996, is a nonprofit professional organization affiliated with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and upholds the standards and ethics set forth by the ICF. TCA is committed to developing the coaching field by maintaining a professional designation. It supports the professional development of the member community, educates the public about the coaching profession and upholds the ethics of the International Coach Federation. TCA is proud to offer this major event to area professionals. TCA also hosts a bi-monthly membership Luncheon at the University Club at Vanderbilt University. Membership information is available at http://www. tncoachesalliance.com

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LOCAL NEWS Nashville Attorney Miller to Release Book

Atty. Phillip H. Miller

NASHVILLE, TN — A new book co-authored by Nashville attorney and trial consultant Phillip H. Miller, is set was released July 10, 2013. The book, Advanced Deposition Strategy and Practice, was co-authored with fellow attorney Paul J. Scoptur and offers an optional DVD/CD set. The project tackles the complexities of delivering case-winning depositions through a series of strategies and techniques developed by the two trial lawyers. “It is a monumental task anytime you set out to write a book about such a complex topic, but I am so pleased with the outcome of this project,” said Miller. “My hope is that this book will shed light on some of the strategies and techniques Paul and I have learned throughout our careers.” The project was completed in conjunction with Trial Guides Publishing and the American Association for

Justice (AAJ) of which both Miller and Scoptur are members. The book will be available through Trial Guides. Advanced Deposition Strategy and Practice addresses a variety of topics including: Case Strategy and Planning for Depositions Advanced Deposition Techniques Establishing Standards and Rules Dealing with the Evasive and Difficult Witness Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner Phillip Miller is certified as a civil trial specialist of the National Board of Trial Advocacy for his experience representing injured persons in personal injury cases. He has served as a course advisor or faculty member for 36 national programs presented by the National College of Advocacy of the American Association for Justice

(AAJ). Miller is a past member of the Board of Trustees of AAJ’s National College of Advocacy, a national board member of the American Society of Trial Consultants, and a past president of the Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ). He is a five-time faculty member of the Trial Advocacy Program at Harvard University. Miller received a B.S. degree and a Masters in Public Administration degree from Pennsylvania State University. He holds his law degree from the Nashville School of Law. He is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Society of Trial Consultants, and the Tennessee Association for Justice. Miller’s firm, Phillip Miller & Associates, is located at 631 Woodland Street in Nashville.

Two Nashville Engineers Selected for ACEC of TN NASHVILLE, TN — Chuck Saunders, PE, Manager of the Nashville office of Fisher & Arnold, Inc., has been elected 2013 – 2014 President-Elect of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC of TN), an organization whose membership includes more than 100 engineering firms located across the state. In addition, Amy Spann, Environmental Engineer at EnSafe Inc., Nashville, was named Secretary. Other officers of ACEC of Tennessee for 2012-2013 are: President David Harrell, PE, Vaughn & Melton, Inc., Knoxville; First Vice President John Kenny, PE, Facility Systems Consultants, Knoxville; Second Vice President Joe Ledford, PE, Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc., Knoxville; Treasurer Tim Verner, PE, Fisher & Arnold, Inc., Memphis; Director at Large Patrick Neal, PE, Pickering Firm, Inc., Memphis. The ACEC of Tennessee officers assumed their positions on July 1 and will be formally installed during the organization’s annual meeting in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on September 12 - 13. Saunders, a graduate of Tennessee Technological University, has more than 16 years of civil, utility, transportation, and environmental engineering experience.  Saunders has been associated with Fisher & Arnold for seven years

management, storm water permitting, spill-planning, environmental auditing and federal and state regulatory compliance.  She is a member of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, Junior League of Nashville, and American Society of Civil Engineers.  Spann is the secretary of the City of Brentwood Environmental Advisory Board and volunteers with Ride for Reading, a literacy nonprofit organization, MATHCOUNTS and the Nashville Children’s Theater. Founded in 1968, ACEC of Tennessee is a statewide organization with chapters in East and Southeast Tennessee, NashAmy Spann Chuck Saunders ville and Memphis. The organization is and has been involved with several key engineer registered in five states and cer- committed to providing leadership on projects including the Line 383-South tified hazardous materials manager with business issues affecting engineering Nashville 20 inch Connector for Pied- 15 years of experience. She specializes in firms and to increasing public awareness mont Natural Gas, the Duck River Walk air pollution control, hazardous waste of the value of engineering. in Columbia and numerous utility and civil works projects in the Nashville area and North Carolina. He is a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA), the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, Tennessee Gas Association, Forward Sumner, and several local Chambers of Commerce.  A resident of Murfreesboro, Saunders is a volunteer supporter of CASA, Boy Scouts, the Salvation Army, and Boys and Girls Club. He is a registered engineer in five states. Spann, a graduate of Tennessee Technological University, is a professional

Society of Women Engineers Launches Nashville Section NASHVILLE, TN — The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Nashville Section. Newly elected officers, who officially began their term on July 1, are: President: Emily (Fronheiser) Gwaltney, Environmental Engineer at Stantec Consulting - PE; Vice President: Kacey Ivey, Water Resources Engineer at Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon – EIT; Secretary: Lisy Quinn, Civil Engineer at Civic Engineering & IT - PE; Treasurer: Rachel Henry, Project Manager at OHM Advisors - PE; and Section Representative: Brittany Ramans, Staff Professional at TTL – EIT. SWE gives members the opportunity to connect with like-minded engineers and develop personally and professionally. The society provides abundant resources to network and mentor aspiring students, recent graduates and young engineers and harvest a culture of strength in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the local community. “We have a great group of women who have really devoted their time to charter the Nashville Section of SWE,” comments Emily (Fronheiser) Gwaltney of Stantec Consulting, SWE Nashville President. “I have really enjoyed meeting such a diverse and strong group of women. I feel like we have a great team in place and really com-

plement each other by bringing different backgrounds to the table. I’m excited to see where this next year takes us, and look forward to growing our membership and getting more seasoned professionals involved.” Membership is not exclusive to females with engineering degrees. The society is intended for those interested in developing engineering and related skills, in women of all ages. Therefore, engineers, designers, educators, males or females in positions to influence the lives of young women are invited to join. Upcoming activities include a networking mixer and tour of Nashville’s Jackalope Brewery. Local officers have started to develop relationships with the PENCIL Foundation for involvement late this year. About SWE The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and receive the recognition and credit for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. For more information about the Society please visit www.swe.org or call (312) 596-5223.


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Poet Amanda Oliver to Read at Scarritt-Bennett NASHVILLE, TN — Poet’s Corner at ScarrittBennett, a free monthly poetry reading, will feature poet Amanda Oliver on Thursday, July 25 at 7p.m. in the Fondren Building at Scarritt-Bennett. Amanda Oliver was first published in the Birmingham News at the age of 16. Most recently published in the San Diego Poetry Annual, Torrid Literary Journal, and by Steady Moon Press. Her work has also appeared in the Boston Literary Magazine, Emerge Literary Magazine, Barefoot Review, Lamplighter Review and for the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society. Oliver has had three plays (“Stuck,” “Elevator Music,” and “Lines”) produced in Alabama. She currently resides with her husband in Nashville, TN where she reads monthly with DNR Publishing group at Cafe Coco and Logue’s Black Raven Emporium. View Amanda’s poetry at http://bit.ly/14AayX1

Poet Amanda Oliver

Hearing on Violence Against Women in Jackson

Tennessee Development District and will be held at the Walter Barnes Conference Center at West Tennessee Health Care, located at 620 Skyline Drive. It will be held on July 15th from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., central time.   The hearing will be convened by Council member and owner of Somerville’s Tennessee Pewter Company, Kathleen Armour Walker.  “Domestic violence and human sex trafficking are known to impose burdens on businesses, health care, social services and the legal system,” says Walker.  “The cost of domestic violence, alone, has been estiKathleen Armour Walker mated to exceed $5.8 billion a year naJACKSON, TN — The Tennessee tionally, but what we are hearing across Economic Council on Women (TECW) the state indicates that the cost is likely will hold its eighth public hearing on even greater.”  The information gathered during this Violence Against Women in Jackson as it continues a statewide campaign to hearing series will be used to produce a gather detailed information about the report on violent crime against women cost of violent crime to Tennessee com- that will expand on the Economic Counmunities.  The hearing will collect infor- cil’s study released in 2006, which remation from the eight-county Southwest vealed more than $174 million in report-

ed costs caused by domestic violence in Tennessee, alone.  The current work will include a more rigorous update of that information and will also address the economic impact of human sex trafficking and sexual assault.  Margie Quin, Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, is one of several speakers confirmed for the event and is a leading authority on combating human trafficking in the state.  She has provided materials in previous hearings about human sex trafficking in Tennessee and will soon present an update to the TBI’s 2011 report on that subject.   “We often think of human sex trafficking as something that happens somewhere else or with other people, but this is happening right here in Tennessee and the majority of the victims are young girls born in Tennessee.  Thankfully, the Tennessee Legislature has taken this issue seriously and has passed legislation in recent years to enhance the penalty for

both pimps and johns who prey on children and women, as well as to decriminalize the actions of minors who are victimized in this way,” said Quin.    Federal and state officials as well as representatives from law enforcement, social service agencies, healthcare, the judicial system and survivors will testify to the economic impact of these crimes.  The 2013 public hearing series on the economic impact of Violence Against Women will conclude in July with hearings in Jackson and Johnson City, July 15 & July 31, respectively.  Surveys, focus groups and a literature review will round out the data gathering process as the newest TECW report approaches its October release date.   For further information about the TECW’s hearings on Violence Against Women, please contact the Tennessee Economic Council on Women at (615) 253-4266, www.tennesseewomen.org, www.facebook.com/TNECW, or info. ECW@tn.gov.


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EDUCATION

FAMU President, a Memphis Native, Leading One of the Nation’s Prominent Public Colleges

By Reginald Stuart

When Larry Robinson was attending high school on the South side of Memphis, he never dreamed of one day being responsible for leading one of the nation’s most prominent public colleges out of a period of public shame and back to respectability. Today, that’s been Robinson’s more than full time assignment as interim president of Florida A & M (FAMU) University, a post he took on a year ago July 16, as the institution was reeling from one day of bad news to the next. “It’s an honor and pleasure to serve,” said Robinson, using language that would be considered boilerplate had it come from most any other speaker. There’ nothing phony about the humility, starting with the fact he rarely uses his academic PhD in sir name to immediately establish he credentials, say those who have come to know Robinson. Robinson, a 58-year-old Memphian, is not a ladder climber or attention seeker, say those who monitor the university on a regular basis. He really is just trying and doing a good job in the task at hand, they say. “He’s just the kind of guy we need,” said FAMU Alumni Association President Tommy Mitchell, a retired FAMU employee and alumnus. . “He is laid back and intelligent,” Mitchell said, echoing others interviewed. “He doesn’t get upset and emotional. Nobody questions his intellect. During all this chaos, we’re still on track.” Robinson got a major endorsement just last month when Florida’s Board of Governors for state funded higher education approved FAMU’s revised strategic plan, one it had rejected this time a year ago. System Chancellor, Frank Brogan, credited Robinson with helping move the ball. In a talk last month with reporters after the board meeting concluded, Brogan was reported by the Tallahassee Democrat as citing Robinson’s “openness” and desire to work with the board. Brogan noted the collegial atmosphere Robinson has established and maintained since taking over had not always been the case at FAMU. Robinson has received such praise

Larry Robinson

in the year he’s been in charge, that the chants that he made permanent president grow steadily. It’s not something he’s campaigning for, he said, noting there’s a lot yet to be done in the job he has now. Most of the cleanup work dates to the troubling news stemming from the death in October, 2011, of a school band drum major who died from injuries inflicted by fellow band members as part of an illegal hazing activity gone terribly wrong. That incident opened the flood gates on a range of complaints of hazing and lax student safety at FAMU, complaints that resulted in more than state charges being brought against more than 30 students for violating state laws prohibiting hazing. Meanwhile, there were investigations into inappropriate use of band program funds, concerns about the university athletic program’s growing deficit and questions about proper assignment of faculty to various teaching responsibilities. In addition to various investigations by the State of Florida, FAMU’s troubles eventually drew the attention of the powerful Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the higher education accreditation agency governing most colleges and universities in the South. With troubles piling on, FAMU’s board of trustees voted in June, 2012, to terminate the service of then President Dr. James Ammons, a FAMU alumnus who had been president of North Carolina Central University. Without haste, they turned to Robin-

son, a low profile nuclear scientist with keen intellect and a wry sense of humor who had twice served as Provost (the No.2 job at a university) at FAMU since coming to the university in 1997. They considered him the person with the stamina and skills needed to right their ship. “Nobody said it would be easy,” Robinson said in a brief interview just after taking on the job of running FAMU, a multi million dollar enterprise with more than a thousand employees and more than 10,000 students. For sure, the interim president job has taken most of Robinson’s time and attention, eliminating trips home to visit family in Memphis and making a fading memory the drives he used to take for years between Memphis and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory near Knoxville where he worked for more than a decade after graduating with his PhD in nuclear chemistry from the University of Washington in St. Louis. His time and his attention are focused on the task at hand. With a few notable stumbles along the way, Robinson has been leading a major overhaul of leadership, policies and practices on a variety of fronts few institutions in the nation have executed so aggressively, yet methodically, in such a short span of time. FAMU has strengthened its “zero tolerance” policies regarding student hazing with new rules imposed covering all organizations on campus and exercise of those rules sparing no violators. Additional personnel, including a special assistant to the president for antihazing, have been hired to make sure the policies are respected, enforced and monitored. FAMU has strengthened its office of judicial affairs, the university office that addresses alleged violations of student conduct rules. Admissions requirements have been heightened and new programs initiated aimed at improving retention, progression and graduation of students To address the SACS concerns, intense work is being done by a special FAMU task force whose assignment is to get the institution ready for a clean bill of health by fall.

FAMU has until December, 2013, to comply with all SACS standards or risk further punishment. A SACS Special Committee is to visit the institution this fall. At the same winter board meeting, the SACS Commission on Colleges will also separately rule on the status of Nashville’s Fisk University. It too is on probation. The FAMU overhaul has been marked by appointment of half a dozen new deans. The university’s athletic director, his department sinking deeply in the red, retired last month. A new campus chief of police was appointed last month, after filling a position vacant for a year. The SACS issues which Robinson jokingly calls “the elephant” in the room is “our Number One priority,” Robinson said. “If we were not accredited that would cost about $150 million a year in federal aid plus about $50 million in sponsored research.” The most notable move toward normalcy was Robinson’s decision earlier this summer to remove the FAMU band from suspension. “The Marching 100,” as the world famous band was once known was silenced soon after the drum major’s death. Being off probation does not automatically mean the band will take the field as soon as the university’s football season starts this fall. Return to the field, where the band is know for its football game half time performances, hinges on a number of considerations, Robinson said in an interview earlier this month, reaffirming his position of last year that he won’t be rushed into deciding. Robinson was not ready to offer details of the new band plan beyond saying his emphasis will be on “quality not quantity.” Others familiar with prevailing thinking among FAMU administrators is that “The Marching 100,” which boasted more than 400 members at the time of the drum major incident, will be smaller. All band participants will also have to comply with a roster of new rules, including being fully registered in the university, maintaining their academic standing and honoring band practice and conduct requirements.

TSU President Addressed State of Education in Chicago NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University president, Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, will join a prestigious list of speakers during the 42nd Annual Rainbow Push Coalition International Convention in Chicago, Ill., July 6-10.   Dr. Glover joined other notable speakers, including civil rights activist, the Reverend Al Sharpton; Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP; National Organization of Women president, Terry O’Neil; Rainbow PUSH spokesperson Jonathan Jackson; and Judge Greg Mathis, television host and Co-Chair, PUSH for Excellence, among others during the five-day event.  The president was part of a roundtable discussion Monday, July 8, responding to the State of Education address given by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of PUSH for Excellence. Along with Dr. Glover, other educators, college and university presidents, deans, and administrators will explore solutions to the current crisis in funding and access to high quality public education. Dialogue will focus on issues facing Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Parents Plus, and K-12 school reform.  Now in its 42nd year, the Rainbow PUSH convention focused on A More Perfect Union: 150 years later and beyond freedom—reconstruction.

Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover

Rev. Al Sharpton

Benjamin Jealous

Terry O’Neil

Judge Greg Mathis

Julianne Malveaux

Volunteers 55 and Older Needed to Help Tutor Students NASHVILLE, TN — Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP) is looking for new volunteers aged 55 and older to tutor at-risk children in grades K-4 in Metro Nashville Public Schools. FLIP is a program of RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) and is sponsored locally by FiftyForward. Tutors, who work with students on literacy and reading skills, spend at least two hours each week during the school year, working one-on-one with three-four students. Volunteers are also needed to serves as substitute tutors. The goal of the program is to help students raise their reading scores and provide students with a posi-

tive adult role model and mentor. FLIP tutors receive training before they start tutoring and receive additional training during the school year. They are monitored in each school by the literacy coach or some other designated school employee. FLIP and the schools provide books and other materials tutors need to use with the students. Those interested in FLIP are welcomed to attend a Lunch & Learn session on Thursday, July 11, at noon at the FiftyFoward Knowles Center at 174 Rains Ave. For more information, contact Michele Clark at 615 860-7180 or mclark@fiftyforward.org.


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NATIONAL NEWS

Black Conservatives Join Supreme Court to Put Aside Race Preferences in Michigan

Washington, DC - The Project 21 black leadership network has joined an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief filed with the U.S. Court in support of Michigan voters who overwhelmingly sought to remove preferential race policies in that state. The filing in this case came just days after the U.S. Supreme Court sent the University of Texas at Austin’s race-conscious admissions policy back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for re-evaluation under a strict scrutiny standard. “The people of Michigan agree with the drafters of the 14th Amendment -- the state government shouldn’t predicate hiring, firing or scholarship and admissions decisions to whether one is white or black,” said Horace Cooper, a legal commentator and co-chairman of Project 21. In the case of Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court during its term that begins this October, the Court is asked to determine if the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals correctly voided an amendment to the Michigan state constitution, passed by voters in 2006, that prohibits preferential treatment in public employ-

ment, education and contracting based on “race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin.” The Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, which became Section 26 of the state’s constitution after its enactment, was supported by 58 percent of Michigan voters. It was struck down by the 6th Circuit in 2012. Project 21’s brief argues that the legal doctrine of political structure (popularly called the “Hunter/Seattle doctrine” among lawyers) that was used to outlaw discrimination in lesser government policies such as housing and busing cannot be used to invalidate Section 26. The brief explains, “Section 26 enhances protections against discrimination and covers all Michigan government action -- not just a single political issue.” In analyzing the historic use of this doctrine, the brief points out: “Both Hunter and Seattle necessitated the finding of an impermissible racial classification in the challenged law before the political structure doctrine was invoked... The clear effect of Section 26 is to prohibit the State and its political subdivisions from adopting race- and sex-based preference programs.” Project 21’s Cooper explains: “The 6th Circuit misapplied the test when they reviewed the Michigan Civil

Rights Initiative. The so-called ‘political structure doctrine’ applies only in circumstances where a specific anti-discrimination statute is repealed, not when a state or local government affirmatively adopts race neutral policies going forward.” The brief also notes adherence to the Hunter/Seattle doctrine would essentially make racial preferences permanent. It is noted that “[n]o government institution is required to institute race-based preferences, yet Hunter/Seattle prevents institutions from repealing them... [T]here will be no stopping point for racial preferences -- they will be required by the Constitution.” Similarly, the brief adds: “No case has cast doubt on the constitutionality, under the political structure doctrine, of a law which -- like Section 26 -treats all racial matters the same by outlawing discrimination and preferential treatment by government in all cases. This should not be the first.” In the brief, factual data is presented about how the prohibition of race-based preferences in California has increased diversity and minority retention rates. Similarly to Michigan, California voters outlawed race preferences in public college and university admissions in 1996.

Ex-U.S. Rep. William H. Gray, First Black Majority Whip, Dies as the Majority Whip. Bill’s extraordinary leadership, on Former U.S. Rep. William issues from housing to transH. Gray III, who rose to influ- portation to supporting efforts ential positions in Congress and that ended Apartheid in South was the first black to become Africa, made our communities, majority whip, died Monday at our country and our world a 71. more just place. Michelle and I Gray passed away suddenly extend our deepest sympathies Monday while in London with to Bill’s family, especially to one of his sons to attend the his wife Andrea and their three Wimbledon tennis champion- sons.” ships, said William Epstein, a --President Barack Obama former aide to Gray. Born in Baton Rouge, La., “Bill Gray was a trailblazer, Gray graduated from Franklin proudly representing his be- & Marshall College and Drew loved Philadelphia in Congress Theological Seminary in Jersey for over a decade as the first City, N.J., before being elected African-American to chair the as a Democrat to Congress Budget Committee and to serve in 1978. He served as chairman of the powerful budget committee and became the first African-American in the 20th century to become majority whip of the U.S. House. During his tenure, he authored legislation implementing economic sanctions against apartheid in South Africa. In 1991, he surprised colleagues by resigning to run the United Negro College Fund, for which a biography on his company website says he raised more than $2.3 billion for minority institutions. In 1994, President Bill Clinton tapped him as a temporary special adviser on Haiti. Succeeding his father as pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church By Ron Todt/ap

Congressman William Gray III appears in front of the nation’s Capitol Building in 1989. (Moneta Sleet, Jr./Ebony Collection via AP Images)

in 1972, he continued in that position until 2007. Epstein said he commuted back to the city on weekends to deliver Sunday sermons. Gray also founded Gray Global Advisors, a business and consulting firm of which he was chairman emeritus at the time of his death. Mayor Michael Nutter hailed him as “a transformative leader among leaders” and ordered flags at all city buildings to fly at half-staff beginning Tuesday. “He knew guys on the corner, and he knew Nelson Mandela and everyone in between,” Nutter said in a statement. “He created a political organization that for decades has continued to be one of the most powerful, productive and progressive forces in the social and political life of our city’s history.” U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., called Gray “a tireless advocate for the people of Philadelphia and a trailblazer for a new generation of African American elected officials.” “Bill Gray was a friend and a mentor. With his unyielding spiritual faith and a deep dedication to public service, Bill made an indelible mark on both the history of Philadelphia and the U.S. House of Representatives. He was a proud leader and representative of the people of Philadelphia and a staunch advocate for the middle class and those less fortunate in Pennsylvania and across the nation. In the House, Bill was the first African American to serve as Chairman of the Budget

Committee and the first to rise to the rank of Majority Whip. He fought against the injustice of apartheid in South Africa and pressed America and Congress to fight for its downfall. Following his service in Congress, he moved into a new phase of public service as President and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, where he helped send more young people to college. I am deeply grateful for Bill’s guidance and support early in my career. He was an important mentor and I am honored that he was my friend. My heartfelt condolences go to his wife, Andrea, his family and his loved ones.” U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., credited Gray with helping to develop housing for lowand middle-income residents through the nonprofit Union Housing Corp. and with providing federal resources for renovations that have made the city’s Amtrak station “one of the best, most efficiently run train facilities in the nation.” “And finally, Bill Gray was my friend — he was the very embodiment of how to turn the power and platform of the House of Representatives for true public service,” Fattah said. He is survived by his mother, his wife and three sons. The Celebration of Life Memorial Service for the Reverend William H. Gray, III will be held at Bright Hope Baptist Church, 12th Street & Cecil B. Moore Avenue on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11AM.

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COMMUNITY

Jazz Fest Benefit in Clarksville For Oklahoma By Rev. Brenda Harris Haywood

Tina Brown Blues Band

People having fun at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksville, TN Oklahoma City Benefit Concert On the Lawn

out the world. With the establishment of its Community Love Center at 636 Main Street in Clarksville, the church has a more permanent way to care for the needs of the community. Under the leadership of Bishop Alvin E. Miller, Sr., the St. John Love Center opened its doors nearly four years ago. To date including its annual Thanksgiving Day Feeding, the Love Center has serviced over 40,000 people. The St. John Love Center is opened three days a week on

CLARKSVILLE, TN — Bishop Alvin E. Miller, Sr., pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, TN was given the vision to bring the city of Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN and surrounding areas together for a community-wide fundraiser that would assist victims of the May 2013, Oklahoma City Tornados that ravished Moore, Oklahoma. The American Red Cross was on hand during the event with a misting station that added to the fun for the kids and adults. The musical headliners were the Tina Brown Blues Band, T.R.E.A.L. (a gospel rap group from Nashville), the St. John Church Praise Team, and other community singers that performed during the St. John Church Music on the Lawn Benefit Concert. During the concert, the Mayor of the City of Clarksville, the Honorable Kim McMillian and the Clarksville City Council presented a Proclamation honoring the St. John Missionary Baptist Church for its benevolence contributions to the citizens and youth of Clarksville, and for helping people throughout the state of TennesMayor of the City of Clarksville, the Honorable Kim McMillian and the Clarksville City Council presented a see, and across America Proclamation honoring the St. John Missionary Baptist during times of disaster. Church for its benevolence contributions to the citizens and According to the Mayor’s youth of Clarksville Proclamation, the St. John Missionary Baptist Church has provided financial assis- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from tance to the 2010 Nashville Flood ef- 11 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Love Cenforts; the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund ter is operated weekly by a staff (Rev. in 2012, and assisted tenants in the Jack Monica Mitchell, Executive Director) Miller apartment fire in 2012 by provid- and faithful volunteers (Wynona Faye ing clothing, food, and monetary dona- Washington, Teresa Graham, Gertrude Benton, Gloria Gibson, Joncie Powell, tions. Also, the Mayor’s Proclamation Michael Mitchell, Eunice Washington, highlights the compassionate deeds of and Anthony Cameron). The Love Center’s daily mission is to the St. John Church for its: “exemplary service to support the American Red help accommodate the needs of people Cross during its 2013 Blood Drive and by providing food, clothes, shoes, hyfor feeding the homeless throughout the giene products, allow the homeless year, which is extremely appreciated by population to do their laundry, take a the entire Clarksville Community and shower, and help various patrons with surrounding areas . . . On behalf of the job searches and job networking. The City Council, I Kim McMillan, Mayor Love Center provides crisis counseling of the City of Clarksville, do hereby at no cost to the customers. During proclaim June 29th , 2013, a special day the past five years, the St. John Church to recognize the benevolent contribu- through its deacons’ ministry, Chaired tions of the St. John Missionary Baptist by Deacon Derek Jones, has been assistChurch of Clarksville, Tennessee and ing people within the Clarksville area invite all citizens to join in and celebrate with financial support on a weekly basis by helping them to pay their utilities, this special day.” Over the past five years, St. John rent/mortgage, purchase prescription Missionary Baptist Church has es- medication, and delivering fans and tablished itself as a ‘ray of hope’ in heaters to seniors and disabled citizens the Clarksville community. St. John during seasonal changes, etc. The proceeds from the Oklahoma Church has become known for its unCity Benefit “Music On the Lawn” will selfish benevolence deeds to members and non-members across Middle Ten- be donated to the American Red Cross of nessee, America, and people through- Middle Tennessee (Clarksville chapter).

l-r, Deacon Derek Jones, Bishop Alvin E. Miller, Sr., Mr. William M. Harpel, Chief of Staff for the City of Clarksville Mayor’s Office, Deacon Eunice Washington, and Ms. Tina Brown from the Tina Brown Blues Band. Bishop Miller and church leaders receive Proclamation from the Mayor’s Office.


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Nashville Student Awarded AXA Achievement Community Scholarship NASHVILLE, TN — Alexandria Pankey, a student at Ezell Harding Christian School, has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by AXA Equitable, as part of its AXA Achievement program. Pankey is one of six community scholarship recipients across Tennessee. An AXA Achiever must demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community, and ability to succeed in college. Pankey volunteered at Renewal House, renovating an apartment for a recovering mother and her two sons. Her girl scout troop continues to be involved with the non-

profit organization that assists families victimized by substance abuse, drug addiction, and mental disorders. “The Tennessee branch office of AXA Advisors has a history of community involvement and we are proud to provide support to families so that they may help their children financially prepare for, attend, and succeed in college,” said T. Scott Hart, Executive Vice President and Manager of AXA Advisors’ Tennessee branch. “AXA Advisors is about investments and we consider these scholarships an investment in our students and in our community.” The AXA Achievement

Community Scholarship is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a program of Scholarship Americas, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit private sector scholarship and educational support organizations. Financial services available to individuals and business owners through AXA Advisors, LLC include: strategies and products for financial protection and investments; asset allocation, college, retirement, business and estate planning strategies; life insurance, annuity and investment products, including mutual funds.

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building containing two and three bedroom apartments renting from $659 to $955 a month. For many years Jefferson Street merchants have been fighting to clean up the area which, in spite of a rich history as the center of African American culture in Nashville has developed a negative reputation which has made it difficult for new businesses to start. The announcement of the development has many of the local business owners optimistic about the future. They hope this will be the beginning of bigger and brighter future for the area. “They say that one of the hindrances on Jefferson Street was that there is not enough housing,” said Nathaniel Harris who has operated Woodcuts Gallery and Frame Shop at 1613 Jefferson Street since 1987. “More housing should bring more customers and more business development to the area. I would think the same thing would happen here as what’s happening in Georgetown. We also need more housing for stu-

dents at Fisk, Meharry and Tennessee State as well as their instructors.” Harris is referring to the successful Georgetown redevelopment which has seen a boom in housing developments which generated an increase in retail establishments and restaurants in the area which is about two miles from the Historic Jefferson Street District. In addition, there has been extensive redevelopment of the Hope Gardens area between Rosa Parks Blvd and 12th Avenue North. The total cost of the yet to be named 1605 Jefferson Street complex is projected to be between $3.5 million and $4 million. All units will be rented at market rates. There are currently no plans to offer the units as low income or Section 8 housing. The community will have an opportunity to review and comment on the project according to Cain. “We are planning to hold community meetings to discuss the design and construction of the complex.”

marking the 100th anniversary of the historic Suffragist march for the women’s right to vote. The original march was the Delta’s first public act after their founding on the Howard University campus six weeks earlier. The Suffrage protest march set the tone for decades of Delta activism nationally and, as the organization grew, in communities across the country. The Deltas, started as a splinter group of the slightly older Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at Howard, has since been know for its civic activism as well as a group that knows how to throw a good party. Today, both groups boast more than 200,000 members each and separately claim more than 800 alumnae and student chapters. Since the Rose Bowl kickoff, Delta chapters across the state and nation have held numerous local social and civic events and plan to have more after their Washington gathering. The Deltas staged at 22 city torch tour similar to the running of the World Olympics torch run in the months and weeks leading to the Washington gathering. They are set to arrive in Washington this week and next by car, chartered

bus, rail, plane and, possibly, boat. Events and activities on the local level are scheduled across the state for the rest of the year. The 100th anniversary event, which carries the theme, “A Century of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service,” will be marked by several events across the nation’s capital honoring founders and past leaders. In addition to plenary sessions on regional and national issues, a number of meal functions and chapter reunions are set, in addition to a step show and ecumenical services. At Howard University, where the sculpture Fortitude stands in honor of the group’s founders and where a $1 million scholarship endowment was established 10 years ago to mark the Delta’s 90th anniversary, the institution plans to “permanently enshrine” the sorority with installation of a stained glass window at its historic Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel. “This is indeed an auspicious occasion as you celebrate a century of providing exemplary leadership and committed service…,” Howard President Dr. Syndey A. Ribeau wrote in a letter sent Delta leaders early this year to mark their anniversary.

MTCU allows the credit union six months after completion of the sale to “find another location.” “During the six month period after closing we will begin the design work. Once the period is over, construction will begin immediately.” Cain also said the apartment development probably be a mixture of units to serve families and single residents. “We don’t know the full mixture of 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms,” Cain said. “We have begun the preliminary studies but we have not hired an architect at this time.” Cain said the public could look to the new Uptown Flats apartment complex located on Dickerson Avenue as a model of what should be constructed on Jefferson Street. Uptown Flats in east Nashville was built to “bring new life to an area once plagued with crime and prostitution” according to MDHA. It is a three story 72 unit residential

Delta From page 1A burg, Jackson, Memphis and Shelby County, Knoxville and Chattanooga and other parts of East Tennessee. Many students active in college campus Delta chapters from Tennessee State, Middle Tennessee State, East Tennessee State universities and others, are also expected to participate. “We’re really excited,” said Dr. Charlotte M. Freeman, president of the 800 members plus Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, the largest of two Delta alumnae chapters in Shelby County. “Not only is this the 100th year of our sorority, it’s really an opportunity to reflect on our history and chart our future,” said Freeman. The Delta’s launched their anniversary year January 1 with a float in the world famous Tournament of Roses Parade, the annual national parade that precedes the Rose Bowl football game in Pasadena, California. In March, Freeman, from Memphis, joined her sorority sisters around the nation in Washington to participate in a march

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Sasser From page 1A our world’s history. These papers will be a pivotal part of the work of  researchers  for many generations to  come  in advancing understanding of global affairs.”   “Mary and I have chosen Vanderbilt as the home for our records because in many ways it is where our journey began,” James Sasser said. “We met as students there in the ‘50s and the education that it provided us, as undergraduates and then for me as a law student, proved to be the foundation for decades of public service for which we are both enormously grateful. We are hopeful that this record, and all of the stories that it tells, will be useful to future students, scholars and researchers.”  The Sasser family has many ties to Vanderbilt. James Sasser earned his bachelor’s degree in 1958 and his law degree in 1961. Mary Sasser received her bachelor’s degree in 1959. They first met in a history class in the College of Arts and Science. Their son, James Gray Sasser, is a 1998 graduate of the Law School. “The senator’s papers are a treasure, providing insights into some of the most significant political and global issues of our time, said Connie Vinita Dowell, dean of libraries. “Among our most important collections, the Sasser Archives will serve as an invaluable resource not only for Vanderbilt scholars, but also for researchers from around

the world. I am especially pleased that Mary and Jim Sasser decided to open their papers to the public as soon as the preservation process is complete. I knew I was touching history when I held the photographs and correspondence in the Sasser Archives, and I want our Vanderbilt students to have that experience too.”  Included in the papers will be photographs and other memorabilia from the couple’s time in China. James Sasser served as ambassador from 1996 to 1999. He played an important role in strengthening Sino-U.S. relations and developing close working relationships with President Jiang Zemin and other Chinese leaders. The ambassador and Mary Sasser hosted President Bill Clinton and then-First Lady Hillary Clinton during their historic eight-day trip to China in 1998. The collection contains materials from one of the scarier times during Sasser’s ambassadorship. In May 1999, NATO mistakenly bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, sparking violent, anti-American protests in Beijing and other cities across China. The ambassador was trapped inside the defaced embassy for four days. Sasser represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 1995. Included in the archival material is the gavel he used while chairing the Senate Budget Committee for six years. During that time the senator worked with Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton as well as his

senate colleagues from both parties to pass fiscal reform measures that eliminated the federal deficit for the first time in a generation. James Sasser is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was honored as Vanderbilt Law School’s Distinguished Alumnus in 1998. Mary Sasser taught in public schools in Memphis and Nashville after graduating from Vanderbilt. In Nashville, she was active in organizations that included the Nashville Women’s Political Caucus, League of Women Voters and Historic Nashville. During her husband’s years in the Senate, she co-founded a celebrity speakers bureau with a list of prominent authors, journalists, athletes and business leaders. While in Beijing, she hosted many groups to promote the advancement of women in business around the world. One of the goals was to identify universal and culture-bound factors that have led to the success or failure of women entrepreneurs. She also hosted several exhibitions of Chinese and American art at the ambassador’s residence to showcase the richness and variety of the art of both cultures. The Sassers returned to the United States in 1999 and now reside in Washington, D.C. In addition to their son, Gray, they have a daughter, Elizabeth, and three grandchildren.

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12A The Tennessee Tribune NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 10, 2009, executed by KENNETH L. GRAMMER, LADONNA LYNN GRAMMER, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT WILSON, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded June 2, 2009, at Instrument Number 20090602-0050438; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on July 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: TO-WIT: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO.11 ON THE PLAN OF SECTION ONE, WESTBORO SUBDIVISION, OF RECORD IN BOOK 1424, PAGE 18, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION, TO WHICH PLAT SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE AND INCORPORATED HEREIN AS IF COPIED VERBATIM. SUBJECT TO ALL EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS AND CONDITIONS AND OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD ALL ITEMS SET OUT ON ANY APPLICABLE PLAT OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO ANY COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS, OR EASEMENTS OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO ANY GOVERNMENTAL ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ORDINANCES OR REGULATIONS IN EFFECT HEREON. FOR PRIOR DEED REFERENCE SEE INSTRUMENT#20080505-0046271 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. TAX ID#091-13-0-189.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 418 WESTBORO DR. NASHVILLE, TN 37209 Parcel ID: 091-13-0-189.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 418 WESTBORO DR, NASHVILLE, TN 37209. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): KENNETH L. GRAMMER, LADONNA LYNN GRAMMER 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 setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #52327 2013-06-27 2013-07-04 2013-07-11 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 22, 2007, executed by BOBBY J. SANDERS AND BONNIE C. SANDERS, conveying certain real property therein described to PETER WEISS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded August 23, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070823-0100952; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on July 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE BEING LOT NO. 2, ON THE PLAN OF PHASE TWO, 2ND ADDITION TO SUGAR VALLEY, AN RS-10 CLUSTER LOT SUBDIVISION, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20060322-0032604, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH SAID PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION THEREOF. BEGIN THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE GRANTOR(S) HEREIN BY DEED OF EVEN DATE AND BEING FILED FOR RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200708230100951, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, RECORDED SIMULTANEOUSLY HEREWITH. Parcel ID: 181010B13700CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 6748 SUNNYWOOD DRIVE, CANE RIDGE, 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 J. SANDERS AND BONNIE C. SANDERS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: CITIFINANCIAL, 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 #53316 2013-06-27 2013-07-04 2013-07-11 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 25, 2002, executed by PEGGY A. CAMPBELL AND THOMAS W. CAMPBELL, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M. WEISS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 5, 2002, at Instrument Number 20020705-0081064; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2002-BC3 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on July 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE BEING LOT NO. 56 FOR THE REVISED PLAN OF CALDWELL HALL SECTION I AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 2900, PAGE 59, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID LOT NO. 56 BEGINS AT A POINT IN THE WESTERLY MARGIN OF SHADESCREST DRIVE BETWEEN LOTS NOS. 56 AND 55 THENCE NORTHWESTERLY 94 FEET WITH THE LINE BETWEEN SOLD TWO LOTS TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT THE COMMON CORNER OF LOTS NO. 55 AND 111 THENCE WESTERLY WITH THE LINE BETWEEN LOTS NO. 111 AND 56, 45 FEET TO A POINT IN THE COMMON CORNER OF LOTS 56 AND 57, THENCE SOUTHERLY WITH THE LINE BETWEEN SAID TWO LOTS 150 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTHERLY MARGINS OF BLACKMAN ROAD THENCE WITH SAID MARGIN OF BLACKMAN ROAD EASTERLY 92.01 FEET TO A POINT THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE THENCE AROUND SAID CURVE NORTHERLY 39.27 FEET TO A POINT IN THE WESTERLY MARGIN OF SHADESCREST DRIVE THENCE WITH SAID MARGIN OF SHADESCREST DRIVE NORTHERLY 93.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THOMAS W. CAMPBELL AND WIFE, PEGGY A. CAMPBELL BY DEED FROM PHILIP N. BROWNSTEIN DATED 6/29/65, RECORDED 7/14/65 IN BOOK 3911, PAGE 894, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 244 BLACKMAN ROAD NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37211 Parcel ID: 147-6-46.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 244 BLACKMAN ROAD, 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): PEGGY A. CAMPBELL AND THOMAS W. CAMPBELL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (USA), LVNV

FUNDING LLC as assignee of GE CAPITAL - WALMART, US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, N.D. 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 #53420 2013-06-27 2013-07-04 2013-07-11 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 14, 2008, executed by JASON BARNETTE, A/K/A JASON WADE BARNETTE, JENNIFER BARNETTE, A/K/A JENNIFER NICHOLE BARNETTE, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded October 16, 2008, at Instrument Number 20081016-0104075; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on July 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 61 ON THE PLAN OF POPLAR CREEK ESTATES, PHASE I, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 6250, PAGE 647, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 155080A06100CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 309 HOLLOW TREE CT, NASHVILLE, TN 37221. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): JASON BARNETTE, A/K/A JASON WADE BARNETTE, JENNIFER BARNETTE, A/K/A JENNIFER NICHOLE BARNETTE 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 #53473 201306-27 2013-07-04 2013-07-11 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Monique Hoard and Larry Hoard to First American Title Insurance Company, Trustee dated April 5, 2011 in the amount of $115,500.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20110412-0028153, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, July 18, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property towit: A certain tract or parcel of land in Davidson County, State of Tennessee, described as follows, to-wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 40 on the Plan of River Glen, Phase Five, Section 1 of record in Instrument No. 20011207-0135344, Registers Office for said County, Tennessee, to which reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Being the same premises as conveyed in Deed from Sharon Mcadoo, unmarried recorded 09/26/2007 in Document Number 20070926-0114946 in said County and State. Commonly Known As: 2534 Sonar St. Nashville, TN 37214 Parcel Id No.: 52-13B-233CO Map & Parcel No.: 52-13B-233CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2534 Sonar Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37214 CURRENT OWNER(S): Monique McCoin SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C s 7425 and T.C.A. s 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. s35-5117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. MCCURDY & CANDLER TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-02859 /FHLMC Ad Run Dates: 6/27/2013, 7/4/2013, and 7/11/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #53694 2013-06-27 2013-07-04 2013-07-11 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 12, 2008, executed by Dorris D. Helms A/K/A Dorris Desmond Helms, Vivian P. Helms, conveying certain real property therein described to Infinity Title, LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded August 20, 2008, at Instrument Number 20080820-0085651; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT 57, G. E. JACKSON`S SUBDIVISION OF THE MARABLE TRACT, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 161, PAGE 86, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. Parcel

ID: 09209043400 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3220 TORBETT STREET, NASHVILLE, TN 37209. 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): Dorris D. Helms A/K/A Dorris Desmond Helms, Vivian P. Helms 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 #53854 201306-27 2013-07-04 2013-07-11 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Jennifer Tarkington and Raymond E. Tarkington, Jr. to Weiss and Weiss, Trustee dated August 10, 2005 in the amount of $150,000.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20050812-0095900, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor-in-interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2006-AR1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-AR1 by assignment; and, The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor-in-interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2006-AR1, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2006-AR1, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 1, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property towit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee being Lot No. 407, Block 21 in Charlotte Park Companys First Addition, of record in Book 57, Page 103, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which said plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate legal description thereof. Being the same property conveyed to Raymond Edward Tarkington, by Deed from Richard Ice, of record in Instrument No. 20040518-0058355, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Jennifer Tarkington, spouse of the above named Raymond Edward Tarkington, Jr., joins in this conveyance for the purpose of releasing any and all rights she may have in and to the above described property, especially her marital rights. Parcel Id No.: 103-4-8 Map & Parcel No.: 103-4-8 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 4506 Idaho Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37209 CURRENT OWNER(S): Raymond Edward Tarkington, Jr. SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: NA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: NA All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. MCCURDY & CANDLER TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-02966 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 7/11/2013, 7/18/2013 and 7/25/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #53909 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 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 29, 2003, executed by LINDA H. CRUTCHER A/K/A LINDA M. CRUTCHER, conveying certain real property therein described to WILLIAM L. ROSENBURG, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 11, 2003, at Instrument Number 20030911-0133796; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage, LLC f/k/a Centex Home Equity Company, LLC who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 77 ON THE PLAN OF JOYWOOD HEIGHTS, SECTION 1, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 1130, PAGE 91, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID LOT NO. 77 FRONTS 60 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF WESLEY AVENUE AND RUNS BACK BETWEEN PARALLEL LINES 160 FEET TO A DEED LINE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CLARENCE E. CRUTCHER AND LINDA H. CRUTCHER BY DEED OF RECORD IN BOOK 5072, PAGE 770. Parcel ID: 0718020600 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 529 WESLEY AVENUE, 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): ANGELA LYNN CRUTCHER A/K/A ANGEL CRUTCHER, THE ESTATE AND/OR HEIRS-OF-LAW OF LINDA H. CRUTCHER OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: RAZOR CAPITAL II, LLC LINDA H. CRUTCHER A/K/A LINDA M. CRUTCHER 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 #53910 2013-0711 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Jennifer Tarkington and Raymond E. Tarkington, Jr. to Weiss and Weiss, Trustee dated May 16, 2005 in the amount of $148,000.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20050523-0057994, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor-in-interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2005-AR7 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-AR7 by assignment; and, The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor-in-interest to JPMorgan Chase

THURSDAY, JULY 11 - 17, 2013

Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2005-AR7 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-AR7, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 1, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee being Lot No. 17, on the Revised Plan of Brentwood Glen, a Planned Unit Development, of record in Book 7900, Page 189, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which said plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate legal description thereof. Jennifer Tarkington, spouse of the above named Raymond Edward Tarkington, Jr., joins in this conveyance for the purpose of releasing any and all rights she may have in and to the above described property, especially her marital rights. Being the same property conveyed to the Grantor(s) herein by Deed of even date and being filed for record in Instrument No. 20050523-0057993, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, recorded simultaneously herewith. Parcel Id No.: 161-5-B-1700 Map & Parcel No.: 161-5-B-1700 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 710 Brent Glen Place, Nashville, Tennessee 37211 CURRENT OWNER(S): Raymond Edward Tarkington, Jr. SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: NA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Ann Wigginton All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 13-02937 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 7/11/2013, 7/18/2013 and 7/25/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #54043 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Sarah Smith to Craig E. Newby, Trustee dated January 15, 2009 in the amount of $91,829.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 200902200015009, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 22, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 117 on the Plan of Arrowhead Estates Section II, as of record in Plat Book 5050, Page 83 Registers Office for said County to which plan reference is made for a more complete description. Being the same property conveyed to Sara J. Smith by Warranty Deed from Michael R. Williams as recorded 8-9-1983 in Book 6112 at Page 486. Parcel Id No.: 43-15-230 Map & Parcel No.: 43-15-230 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 309 Warrior Road, Madison, Tennessee 37115 CURRENT OWNER(S): Sarah J. Smith SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rightsof-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C s 7425 and T.C.A. s 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. s35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 13-03057 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 07/11/2013, 07/18/2013, and 07/25/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #54071 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Thomas Lester and Robin Rix-Lester to E Keith Bell, Trustee dated October 10, 2007 in the amount of $99,150.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee in Deed Book 1201, Page 2027, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 8, 2013 commencing at 12 pm at the front door of Montgomery County Courthouse, Two Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, TN; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property towit: Land located in the 2nd Civil District of Montgomery County, Tennessee, described as follows to-wit: Being Lot Number 113, on the Plan of Pondiwoods, Section C-2, as shown by Plat Book 13, Page 428, Plat 428, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee, to which reference is made for a more complete description. Being the same property conveyed to Thomas N. Lester and Robin B. Rix-Lester, husband wife, by Warranty Deed from Freddy Fletcher and Lakiya Buchanan, husband and wife, dated 07/27/07 and recorded in Volume 1186, Page 1333, said Registers Office. Robin B. Rix-Lester joins in this conveyance to convey any rights she may have, marital or otherwise. Parcel Id No.: 32K F15 Map & Parcel No.: 32K F15 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2827 Nat Hoosier Lane, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040 CURRENT OWNER(S): Thomas N. Lester and Robin B. Rix-Lester SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: NA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: NA All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the

first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-02942 /VA Ad Run Dates: 7/11/2013, 7/18/2013 and 7/25/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #54090 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, HAMILTON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Brittany Shields and Thomas Shields, III to Kathy Winstead dated December 14, 2006 in the amount of $79,728.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Deed Book GI 8185, Page 589, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 22, 2013 commencing at 11:30am at the Walnut Street side of the Courthouse steps, Hamilton County Courthouse, Chattanooga, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Tax Map and Parcel Number: 147J-E-006 Located in the City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN: Lot Three Hundred Sixty-Five (365), Allens Addition to East Highlands, as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 7, Page 33, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Atushi J. Kira by Warranty Deed from Deidre Tyrone Hemphill and wife, Belinda L. Hemphill dated July 25, 2003 and recorded August 13, 2003 in Book 6807, Page 229, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Subject to: Any governmental zoning and/or subdivision ordinance or regulation in effect thereon. Subject to: Rights or claims of parties other than insured in actual possession of any or all of the property. Subject to: Restrictions, conditions, reservations, easements and stipulations as set forth in Instrument of record in Book 795, Page 682 in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Map & Parcel No.: 147JE6 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 818 Aubrey Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411 CURRENT OWNER(S): Brittany Marie Shields and Thomas McKinley Shields, III SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: NA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: NA All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 13-03056 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 7/11/2013, 7/18/2013 and 7/25/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #54093 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 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 30, 2004, executed by JAMIE J. WILLIAMS AND GEORGE C. WILLIAMS , 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 January 6, 2005, at Instrument Number 20050106-0002480; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 50 ON THE PLAN OF GATEWAY, SECTION I, OF RECORD IN BOOK 3300, PAGE 39, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE GRANTORS BY DEED WHICH IS BEING PLACED OF RECORD AT INSTRUMENT NO. 20050106-0002479 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. Parcel ID: 03312009400 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 206 FRIENDSHIP DR, GOODLETTSVILLE, TN 37072. 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): JAMIE J. WILLIAMS AND GEORGE C. WILLIAMS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: BENEFICIAL TENNESSEE, INC., CT Lien Solutions/Carmel Financial Corp , City of Goodlettsville , Resurgent Capital Services, LP , Heights Finance Corporation The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #54128 2013-0704 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 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 May 23, 2007, executed by MICHELLE SPEARS, conveying certain real property therein described to HERITAGE TITLE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded December 19, 2007, at Instrument Number 20071219-0145545; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: FILE # 07771-CS PARCEL/TAX ID # 171 03 0B 281.00 A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO-WIT: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING UNIT NO. 43, ON TE PLAN OF PHASE TWO, SECTION SEVEN, TOWNHOMES OF FREDRICKSBURG, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 11339, PAGE 743, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE

OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LISA MARIE NESS FROM ANNE H. CAMPBELL AND HUSBAND, GARY KEITH CAMPBELL BY DEED DATED AUGUST 16, 2004, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20040824-0102247 IN THE RECORDS FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. BEING FURTHER CONVEYED TO MICHELLE SPEARS FROM LISA MARIE NESS BY WARRANTY DEED DATED MAY 23, 2007, OF RECORD IN 200712190145544, RECORDER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 17103B28100CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 601 OLD HICKORY BLVD UNIT 85, BRENTWOOD, TN 37027. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): MICHELLE SPEARS 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 #54268 2013-07-04 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 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 29, 2005, executed by BRANDON OWENS A/K/A BRANDON A. OWENS, SR., conveying certain real property therein described to LARRY A. WEISSMAN, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded December 9, 2005, at Instrument Number 20051209-0148251; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson Coun T w BE NG OT NO ON THE P AT OF H CKORY VA EY SECT ON OF RECORD N P AT BOOK PAGE REG STER S OFF CE FOR DAV DSON COUNTY TENNESSEE TO WH CH REFERENCE S HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMP ETE DESCR PT ON BE NG THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO GRANTOR S BY DEED RECORDED S MU TANEOUS Y HEREW TH N BOOK PAGE OR NSTRUMENT REG STER S OFF CE FOR SA D COUNTY P D PROPERTY AD DRESS T OCALA COURT S NASHV LLE TN w CURRENT OWNER S BRANDON OWENS A K A BRANDON A OWENS SR OTHER NTERESTED PART ES T m w m m m w m m m T w m S T T m m T m w m m A m w m w w D T w S T T P w w w TH S AW F RM S AT TEMPT NG TO CO ECT A DEBT ANY NFORMAT ON OBTA NED W BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE R TN P C S T S M S S M m TN www m T F A NOT CE OF SUBST TUTE TRUSTEE S SA E TENNES SEE DAV DSON COUNTY DEFAULT m m m D T T m D E D A M W T S m m R O D C T m N D T D T D B T C m Am T R A M A B P T C S QS m D B T C m Am T R A M A B P T C S QS D T H S T w mm m R O D C T w w T m D T NOT CE m S m

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THURSDAY, JULY 11 - 17, 2013 Hills Subdivision, of record in Book 4860, Page 47, said Registers Office, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate legal description. Being the same property conveyed to Ervin Sanderford and wife, Brenda Sanderford from Damian R. Mingle and Sarah M. Mingle, husband and wife, from by Warranty Deed dated January 31, 2007 and recorded ____ in Instrument No. 20070202-0014096, Registers Office for Davidson County. This conveyance is subject to restrictions of record in Book 4813, Page 77; Book 4843, Page 701; and Book 4895, Page 102; and all matters of record on plat in Book 4860, Page 47, Registers Office for Davidson County. Parcel ID NO.: 05811020200 Map & Parcel No.: 05811020200 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 569 Phipps Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37218 CURRENT OWNER(S): Ervin Sanderford and Brenda Sanderford SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: NA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: NA All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 09-18668 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 7/11/2013, 7/18/2013 and 7/25/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #54638 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 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 15, 2008, executed by SLAVISA NINIC, MEKREMA SPAHIC, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M WILSON JR, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded December 23, 2008, at Instrument Number 20081223-0122318; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE, BEING KNOWN AS LOT NO. 66 ON THE PLAN OF CHATHAM POINTE, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 6900, PAGES 444-447, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY AND STATE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY AS CONVEYED FROM SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT TO SLAVISA NINIC AND MEKREMA SPAHIC, AS DESCRIBED IN DEED INSTRUMENT NO. 200005120048164, DATED 04/28/2000, RECORDED 05/12/2000, DAVIDSON COUNTY RECORDS. TAX/PARCEL ID: 151010A06600C0 Parcel ID: 151010A06600C0 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3432 BRIDGETON CV, 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): SLAVISA NINIC, MEKREMA SPAHIC 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 setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #54640 2013-07-04 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, HAMILTON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Melvin Petty and Edna Petty to Choo-Choo Title, Trustee dated October 4, 2002 in the amount of $70,800.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 2002101800273, Deed Book GI 6408, Page 573-580, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association FKA The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Trustee for RASC 2003-KS2 by assignment; and, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association FKA The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Trustee for RASC 2003-KS2, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 1, 2013 commencing at 11:30am at the Walnut Street side of the Courthouse steps, Hamilton County Courthouse, Chattanooga, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Being part of the property conveyed to Charles W. Petty and wife, Dorothy Mae Petty, by instrument recorded in Book 969, Page 58, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwestern corner of the property conveyed to Edith M. Neeley and husband, by instrument recorded in Book 2300, Page 215, in the said Registers Office; thence Southwestwardly along the Southernmost line of the said Neeley property, Three Hundred Forty-Eight and 48/100 (348.48) feet to a point; thence Southwestwardly and at right angles, One Hundred Twenty-five (125) feet to a point in the Northeastern corner of the property conveyed to Charles E. Petty and wife, by instrument recorded in Book 2560, Page 561, in said Registers Office; thence Northwestwardly along the Northernmost line of the said Charles E. Petty property, Three Hundred Forty-eight and 48/100 (348.48) feet to a point, said point also being the Northwestern corner of the said Charles E. Petty property; thence Northeastwardly, One Hundred Twenty-Five (125) feet to the point of beginning. Subject to and together with an easement, Thirty (30) feet in width, Fifteen (15) feet of which is located on the Western Fifteen (15) feet of the above described tract, as set out in Instrument recorded in Book 2045, Page 698, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. For prior title see Quitclaim Deed from Barbara June Ingle, formerly Barbara June Petty to Melvin G. Petty dated May 31, 1994, filed for record July 5, 1994 in Book 4372, Page 921, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 150-171.06 Map & Parcel No.: 150-171.06 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 4026 Happy Valley Lane, Ooltewah, Tennessee 37363 CURRENT OWNER(S): Melvin Petty and Edna Petty SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 09-02158 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 7/11/2013, 7/18/2013, and 7/25/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS AT-

TEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #54645 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Robert Holt, Jr. to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee dated April 4, 2003 in the amount of $84,930.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee in Deed Book 892, Page 1398, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Trustee for RAMP 2003-RS5 by assignment; and, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Trustee for RAMP 2003-RS5, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 1, 2013 commencing at 12 pm at the front door of Montgomery County Courthouse, Two Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, TN; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property towit: Being Lot No. 369, on the Plan of Belle Forest, Section 12, as shown by Plat Book 12, Page Number(s) 32-32B, Plat Number(s) 32-32B, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee, to which reference is made for a complete description. This being real estate conveyed to the Grantor herein by deed of record in ORBV 892, Page 1396, ROMCT Parcel ID No.: 43I-E-27 Map & Parcel No.: 43I E27 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 631 Doane Drive, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042 CURRENT OWNER(S): Robert Holt, Jr. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C s 7425 and T.C.A. s 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. s35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-01244 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 07/11/2013, 07/18/2013, and 07/25/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #55326 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 19, 2003, executed by Marsha Ann Mayfield, Ronald Mayfield, conveying certain real property therein described to Arnold M, Weiss, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 24, 2003, at Instrument Number 20030924-0141655; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND BEING LOT NO .,83 ON THE PLAN OF MADISON PARK, A RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 81, 82 AND 83, OF SECTION 2, OF RECORD IN BOOK 4300, PAGE 98, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID LOT FRONTS 95 FEET ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF SINGER DRIVE AND EXTENDS BACK 139.65 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY LINE AND 101.6 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE TO A DEED LINE AND MEASURES 59.5 FEET THEREON. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RONALD D. MAYFIELD BY DEED FROM EDWARD E. VEARD AND WIFE, MARIE A. VEARD, OF RECORD IN BOOK 10868, PAGE 678, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. MARSHA ANN MAYFIELD, JOINS IN THIS CONVEYANCE TO RELINQUISH ANY AND ALL RIGHT, ESPECIALLY MARITAL RIGHTS, WHICH SHE MAY HAVE IN SAID PROPERTY, BY VIRTUE OF HER MARRIAGE TO RONDALD D. MAYFIELD, BUT HE IS IN NO WAY OBLIGATED FOR THE REPAYMENT OF THE INDEBTEDNESS SECURED BY THIS DEED OF TRUST. Parcel ID: 043 06 0 052.000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 305 Singer 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): Ronald Mayfield OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Discover Bank , Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC Marsha Ann Mayfield 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 #55478 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 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 16, 2006, executed by PATRICIA F. STARNES AND WILLIAM L. STARNES, conveying certain real property therein described to SERVICE LINK, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded August 23, 2006, at Instrument Number 20060823-0103576; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF15 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF15 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON AND STATE OF TENNESSEE, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 12 ON THE PLAN OF MERRY OAKS, SECTION IV, OF RECORD IN BOOK 2330, PAGE 128, 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: 95-11-34.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2414 Cloverdale Road, 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): PATRICIA F. STARNES AND WILLIAM L. STARNES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL CENTER 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

The Tennessee Tribune 13A 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 #55509 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 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 16, 2009, executed by JAMES R. MCGLOCKLIN, conveying certain real property therein described to ALAN E. SOUTH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, SOUTH & ASSOCIATES, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded May 4, 2007, at Instrument Number 20090504-0040610; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: EXHIBIT A TO THE MORTGAGE MADE ON APRIL 16, 2009, BY JAMES R. MCGLOCKLIN, A SINGLE PERSON (“BORROWER”) TO URBAN FINANCIAL GROUP (“LENDER”). THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE CITY OF HERMITAGE, COUNTY OF DAVIDSON AND STATE OF TENNESSEE BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 3 ON THE PLAN OF SUMMIT RUN, PHASE 1, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, OF RECORD IN BOOK 9700, PAGE 334, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF SAID PROPERTY. BEING ALL OF THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JAMES R. MCGLOCKLIN, AN UNMARRIED MAN FROM NED A. PACER AND WIFE, THERESE A. PACER BY DEED DATED JANUARY 22, 2007 AND RECORDED JANUARY 23, 2007 IN INSTRUMENT 200701230009115, PAGE N/A IN THE LAND RECORDS OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. Parcel ID: 86-3A-3.00CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 109 SUMMIT RUN PLACE, HERMITAGE, TN 37076. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): JAMES R. MCGLOCKLIN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 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 #55736 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 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 31, 2005, executed by ANGELA CAMPBELL, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M. WEISS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 8, 2005, at Instrument Number 20050908-0107997; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-17 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NUMBER 33A ON THE PLAN OF ZONE LOT DIVISION LOTS 32 THRU 36, CHELSEA OF PRIEST LAKE, SECTION ONE-A, AS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 5200, PAGE 696, AMENDED IN PLAT BOOK 6250, PAGE 35, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ANGELA CAMPBELL, UNMARRIED WOMAN BY WARRANTY DEED FROM FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20050908-0107996, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 15004000100 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3705 Folkstone Drive, Antioch, TN 37013. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): ANGELA CAMPBELL 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 setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #55749 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 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 24, 2006, executed by DARYL HILL AND JACQUES J. HILL AND JUDITH HILL, conveying certain real property therein described to Gregg Murphy, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded January 30, 2006, at Instrument Number 20060130-0011173; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 179 ON THE PLAN OF SECTION ONE, JOYWOOD HEIGHTS, OF RECORD IN BOOK 1130, PAGE 91, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DARYL HILL, UNMARRIED AND JACQUES J. HILL, MARRIED, BY DEED FROM HOWARD SIMS, DATED JANUARY 24, 2006, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT # 200601300011172, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. JUDITH HILL HEREIN JOINS TO CONVEY ANY AND ALL RIGHT AND INTEREST SHE MAY HAVE, ESPECIALLY HER MARITAL RIGHTS. Parcel ID: 07108012100 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2028 Jones Circle, 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): DARYL HILL AND JACQUES J. HILL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: FIA Card Service, N.A., PORTFOLIO

RECOVERY ASSOCIATION LLC assignee of GE MONEY BANK, F.S.B., DILLARDS JUDITH HILL 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 #55752 2013-07-11 2013-07-18 2013-07-25

EMPLOYMENT CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE Invites applications for the position of: Assistant Solid Waste Director The City of Franklin Solid Waste Department has a vacancy for an Assistant Solid Waste Director. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn.gov/jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: 7/19/2013 SALARY: DOE/Q EOE/Drug-free Workplace CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE Invites applications for the position of: Grounds Turf Crew Chief The City of Franklin Parks Department has a vacancy for a Grounds Turf Crew Chief. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn.gov/jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: 7/23/2013 SALARY: $16.52 per hour EOE/Drug-free Workplace

CLASSIFIEDS INVITATION TO BIDDERS FOR 1400 MURFREESBORO ROAD RENOVATIONS (MONELL’S) MNAA PROJECT NO. 1340 & 1384 ELECTRONIC BIDS, submitted through www. aerobidz.aero, (or SEALED NON-ELECTRONIC BIDS, if Bidder has written authorization from MNAA) for furnishing all materials, labor, tools and appurtenances for the construction for the 1400 MURFREESBORO ROAD RENOVATIONS (MONELL’S) and other incidental items shall be received by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, in the Boardroom, 4th Floor, Terminal Building, Nashville International Airport, not later than 2:00 p.m. (local time), August 8, 2013. All bidders must be licensed contractors as required by the Contractor’s Licensing Act of 1994, T.C.A. § 62-6-101 et seq. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. (local time), July 17, 2013, at 1400 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee. Attendance at this meeting is MANDATORY. A one-time tour of the project site will be conducted after the meeting. Copies of the Contract Documents (ITB, Bid Schedule, Attachments, etc.) will be available on July 8, 2013 and may be obtained electronically from www.aerobidz.aero, an online tendering service. The requestor shall pay the cost of the document printing. The project is contingent upon availability of funding. The Small Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) participation level established for this project is TWENTY AND EIGHTY-SIX HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (20.86%) (FOURTEEN AND THIRTY HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (14.30%) MBE AND SIX AND FIFTY-SIX HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (6.56%) WBE). For information on eligible SMWBE firms, bidders should contact the Director, Business Diversity Development, (615) 275-1468, or visit http://www.flynashville.com/ business-diversity-development/Pages/default. aspx. Further detail concerning this bid may be obtained from the MNAA web site: http://www.flynashville. com/business-opportunities/Pages/default.aspx NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will hold Public Meetings regarding proposed changes to Route #15 Murfreesboro Road, Route #24X Bellevue Express, and Route #42 St Cecelia – Cumberland. The elimination of Route 75 Antioch Bus Link and the possible elimination of Route #39 Cane Ridge Express will also be discussed. In addition, MTA is making significant route changes in the vicinity of Music City Central due to the recent restructuring of 5th Avenue. MTA will also be seeking general input on possible future changes to multiple routes. MTA public meetings will occur as follows: Monday, July 22, 2013 at Music City Central Community Meeting Room, 400 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm6:00pm Served by all MTA bus routes Wednesday, July 24,2013 at Southeast Public Library, 2325 Hickory Highlands Drive, Antioch, TN 11:00am-1:00pm served by MTA Route #15 Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Music City Central Community Meeting Room, 400 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 4:00pm-6:00pm Served by all MTA bus routes Please note that attendance at these meetings is not required for comments. You may also mail comments to MTA Planning Department, Attn: Public Meeting Comments, 430 Myatt Drive, Nashville, TN 37115, fax to 615-862-6208, call Customer Care at 615-862-5950 or email them to mta.publicmeetings@nashville.gov through August 9, 2013. For ADA accessibility information contact: ADA Coordinator, 430 Myatt Drive, Nashville, TN 37115, 615-862-5950. INVITATION TO BIDDERS FOR RUNWAY SAFETY AREA AND RUNWAY EXTENSION (SITE PREPARATION PHASE) MNAA PROJECT NO. 1191 ELECTRONIC BIDS, submitted through www. aerobidz.aero, (or SEALED NON-ELECTRONIC BIDS, if Bidder has written authorization from MNAA) for furnishing all materials, labor, tools and appurtenances for the construction for the RUNWAY SAFETY AREA AND RUNWAY EXTENSION (SITE PREPARATION PHASE) and other incidental items shall be received by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, in the Boardroom, 4th Floor, Terminal Building, Nashville International Airport, not later than 2:00 p.m. (local time), July 25, 2013. All bidders must be licensed contractors as required by the Contractor’s Licensing Act of 1994, T.C.A. § 626-101 et seq. A Pre-Bid Meeting will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. (local time), July 2, 2013, at John C. Tune Airport Terminal Building, Nashville, Tennessee. Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory. A one-time tour of the project site will be conducted after the meeting. Copies of the Contract Documents (ITB, Bid Schedule, Attachments, etc.) will be available on June 21, 2013 and may be obtained electronically from www.aerobidz.aero, an online tendering service. The requestor shall pay the cost of the document printing. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal established for this project is FOURTEEN AND FIFTY-EIGHT HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (14.58%). For information on eligible DBE firms, bidders should contact the Director, Business Diversity Development, (615) 275-1468, or visit http://www.flynashville.com/businessdiversity-development/Pages/default.aspx Further detail concerning this bid may be obtained

from the MNAA web site: http://www.flynashville. com/business-opportunities/opportunities/Pages/ default.aspx REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (“the MNAA”) is assisting in the qualification selection process for the MPC Holding Company, LLC, (“the MPC”) a wholly owned subsidiary of MNAA and the owner of the International Plaza Building. The decision as to which Respondent will receive the contract will ultimately be decided by MPC, and the contract will be between MPC and the selected Respondent. For the purposes of this document, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, The MPC Holding Company, LLC, Owner, Authority, or any other similar variation is intended to mean the MPC Holding Company, LLC. THE METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE AIRPORT AUTHORITY (MNAA) is requesting Statements of Qualifications from interested consulting architectural/engineering firms with extensive experience in Emergency Generator and Life Safety Code Upgrade for the CIP 1480A, EMERGENCY GENERATOR AT INTERNATIONAL PLAZA project at the International Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee. ELECTRONIC STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS submitted through www. aerobidz.aero will be received by Ms. Nena Bowling, Specifications Writer, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, One Terminal Drive, Suite 501, Nashville, Tennessee, 37214, until 5:00 p.m. (local time) July 9, 2013. It is the Authority’s objective to promote, encourage and stimulate participation of local, small, minority and women-owned business enterprises (SMWBE) within its organization and the economic community served by it so as to provide maximum opportunities for participation in contracts, programs and all related business activities of the Authority, and to implement participation levels, policies and operational procedures to insure the Authority’s objectives. The SMWBE participation level established for the DESIGN portion of this project will be a minimum of FOUR AND SEVENTY-THREE HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (4.73%), SMWBE. For information on eligible SMWBE firms, respondents may contact the Director, Business Diversity Development, (615) 275-1468. See http://www.flynashville.com/business-diversitydevelopment/Pages/default.aspx for more information. Further detail concerning this advertisement may be obtained from the MNAA web site at the following address: http://www.flynashville.com/ business-opportunities/Pages/default.aspx NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED JULY 18, 2013 AT 9:00 AM CST Sealed Bids for the construction of the Montgomery County Spur Line Trailhead will be received by the MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT, at the County Purchasing office located at 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 101-E, Clarksville, TN 37040, until 9:00 A.M.CST on Thursday, July 18, 2013 and opened publicly at the same address listed above at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin at 9:00 A.M. A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held at Montgomery County Civic Hall, 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville, TN 37040 followed by a site visit, on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:00 AM. For directions to the pre-bid meeting site please call 931-648-5720 or come to the Montgomery County Purchasing Office, 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 101-E, Clarksville, TN and you will be directed to the meeting location which is within walking distance. ***SPECIAL NOTE*** IF ANY VENDOR IS MORE THAN 15 MINUTES LATE TO THE PRE-BID, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE PRE-BID NOR BID ON THIS PROJECT AS THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR. PRE-BID MEETING WILL BE CLOSED AS OF 9:15 A.M. The Scope of Work for this project includes: earthwork, site concrete work, landscaping, irrigation system(s), light (pole) fixtures, Information Kiosk Pavilion, vinyl coated chain link fencing, ground mounted park signage/ historic plaques and pavilion sign panels. The type of bid required is unit price. 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 Montgomery County Government hereby notifies all bidders that a 12.5% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal has been set for this project and must

be met or exceeded. All DBE firms must be TNUCP certified (a listing of these firms can be found on TDOT’s Small Business Development website) and pre-qualified by the TDOT Construction Division as stated in the Local Government Guidelines Manual. Each Bidder must deposit (with his bid) bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. The Montgomery County Government 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 Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone: 931-648-5715 THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS AND TO WAVE TECHNICALITIES IS RESERVED BY THE OWNER. Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be obtained by contacting the office of the Architect: Lyle, Cook, Martin Architect, Inc., 310 Franklin Street, Suite B, Clarksville, TN 37040, PH: (931) 552-4771 upon payment of a non-refundable payment of $75.00 for each set. All checks should be made payable to Lyle Cook Martin Architects. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P930 ESTATE OF LENA MAXCINE BOSLEY, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of June, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of LENA MAXCINE BOSLEY who died March 22, 2013 were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file 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 3rd day of July, 2013 . Reginald W. Jones ,1005 Highland Circle, Madison , TN 37115, Personal Representative. Holden , Travenia A., 1037 West Main St. Suite C Lebanon, TN 37087. Richard R. Rooker, Seventh Circuit Court, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: July 4, 2013 and July 11, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P935 ESTATE OF LOISTINE ELIZEBETH YOUNG, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of June, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of LOISTINE ELIZEBETH YOUNG, who died APRIL 15th, 2013 , were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file 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 3rd day of July, 2013 . David H. Taylor,128 Greenyards, Hendersonville , TN 37075, Personal Representative. Holden , Travenia A., 1037 West Main St. Suite C Lebanon, TN 37087. Richard R. Rooker, Seventh Circuit Court, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: July 4, 2013 and July 11, 2013.

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14A The Tennessee Tribune

THURSDAY, JULY 11 - 17, 2013

YWCA Names 2013 Academy For Women of Achievement Honorees

NASHVILLE, TN — Seven dedicated and dynamic Nashville women have been selected as inductees into the 2013 Academy for Women of Achievement. They will be honored at the 22nd annual Academy for Women of Achievement celebration and induction dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The event is presented by the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee and First Tennessee. The 2013 honorees are: Lauren Brisky, board of trustees chairwoman, Simmons College; Dr. Vera Stevens Chatman, professor, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College; Becky Harrell, member in charge of not-for-profit clients, KraftCPAs PLLC; Beth Harwell, Tennessee state representative, 56th District, and speaker of the House; Hope Stringer, board chairwoman, The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park; Hedy Weinberg, executive director, American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee; and Brenda Wynn, Davidson County clerk. The Country Music Association, Inc., is the 2013 corporate honoree. Corporate honorees are chosen based on their commitment to helping women enter the workforce and advance in their careers, and for providing a positive work environment for female employees. “These seven individuals and our corporate honoree have made, and are continuing to make, significant contributions to our community,” said AWA co-chairwoman Beth Fortune. “We are both proud and excited to recognize them and honor their amazing achievements.” Event co-chairwoman Rita Mitchell echoed Fortune’s sentiment. “The Nashville and Middle Tennessee community thrives because of these women’s hard work. They are inspiring, successful women whose service to their community deserves recognition and reward.” The Academy for Women of Achievement was launched locally in 1992 by the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee. The AWA honors women who, through excellence and leadership in their chosen fields, serve as role models for other women. This year’s recipients join 125 other women who hold this distinctive honor. The Academy judging committee, composed of business and community leaders, chose the honorees from an exceptional list of nominees. The awards celebration will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Tickets are $175 per person ($125 tax-deductible), and tables are available for $1,750 ($1,250 tax-deductible). Tickets and tables can be purchased before Oct. 11 by calling (615) 9835110. For more information about the YWCA Academy for Women of Achievement, please visit www.ywcanashville.com.

2013 AWA honorees Beth Harwell, Lauren Brisky, Amy Smartt (representing the CMA), Hope Stringer, Becky Harrell, Hedy Weinberg, Dr. Vera Stevens Chatman and Brenda Wynn

l-r, 2007 AWA honoree Amy Joyner, 1998 AWA honoree Carole Bucy and 1997 AWA honoree Ruth Johnson

For 115 years, the YWCA has helped women, girls and families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee build safer, more self-sufficient lives. It operates the largest domestic violence shelter in Tennessee along with a 24-hours-a-day, seven-daysa-week crisis and information line. The YWCA offers free GED® education to men and women and mentors middle school girls in some

l-r, Damien Wynn, Meritza Holbert and Alfred Degrafinreid, III

of Nashville’s toughest neighborhoods. The YWCA exists to educate, encourage, and break down those barriers that perpetuate racism, violence and hopelessness. For more information, visit www.ywcanashville.com.


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Rebel Hill Florist Ranked in Top 250 in Nation by Teleflora International

NASHVILLE, TN — For the ninth year in a row, Rebel Hill Florist is ranked as one of the Top 250 Florists of the Year on the annual listing compiled by Teleflora International, the world’s largest floral wire service. Rebel Hill Florist competed with approximately 20,000 florists throughout the United States for the prestigious designation, which is awarded based on quality standards, customer service and sales. Rebel Hill Florist first appeared on the prestigious Top 250 listing in 2005 and has been included in Teleflora’s Top 500 rankings since 1999. “It is such an honor to be recognized

Anna Page, Rebel Hill Florist owner

among the best florists in the nation,” said Anna Page, owner of Rebel Hill Florist. “I am so proud of our team and the quality, professional service we provide our customers every day. Our designers and staff members really are among the best in the industry.” Rebel Hill Florist designers consistently receive honors for their creativity. This year, Designer Kathy Bates was named Designer of the Year 1st Runner-up by the Central Tennessee Professional Florist Association (CTPFA). Designer Jeff S. Bradshaw, AIFD, has won the title, Tennessee State Designer of the Year, three times. Designer Mary Steverson, TCF, is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the

Tennessee State Florist Association (TSFA) and a member of the TSFA Hall of Fame. Rebel Hill Florist is one Nashville’s largest independently owned florists and is a direct importer of floral and interior design and gift products from Europe. Rebel Hill Florist is also proud to sell many products made in Nashville and Tennessee. Through its Helping Hands program and other activities, it supports a variety of local charities. Rebel Hill Florist and its designers have received numerous industry awards. Rebel Hill Florist is located on Trousdale Drive near the I-65/Harding Place interchange. For more information on Rebel Hill Florist, visit www.rebelhillflorist.com.

2013 Family of the Year Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hefner and Kennedy, Atlanta

Young Local Women Receive Awards

WERE YOU THERE?

Did you attend the historic 1963 March on Washington?

Jenean Davis has received the Rising Star Award which honors a young CABLE member who exhibits energy & leadership potential through her willingness to assume responsibility for projects and activities of the organization.

Jessica Pryor, is one of the finalist for the 2013 Nashville Emerging Leaders Awards. This award is sponsored by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Nashville who honor young professionals in 15 industry classifications who are excelling in their careers and making a difference in the Nashville community.

The Tennessee Tribune wants to record your memories from that day. Or did you watch events unfold on television? Did you listen to the radio as speeches were made? We’re interested in your stories as well. Do you have pictures you can share? If you have a parent or grandparent who talks about that day, please contact us as well. The Tribune is planning special coverage to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the life-changing event.

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THURSDAY, JULY 11 - 17, 2013

Jolly Ollie’s -

A Fun-Intensive Pizza and Pub

A Red Cross volunteer stands ready to help fire victims on July 4

Red Cross Volunteers Respond to Fire NASHVILLE, TN, — Volunteers responded to help local residents affected by an early morning 2 alarm fire at the Cobblestone Corners Apartment Complex, located on Ben Allen Road in Nashville, Thursday, July 4, 2013. The Red Cross is assisting a total of 13 people who were displaced from 7 units in the apartment complex. All of those who were affected are being provided with emergency food and clothing with 2 families requiring lodging. This 4th of July fire is yet another unfortunate reminder that disasters don’t take holidays. Our local American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams (DAT)

are on call around the clock so that the Red Cross can be there for our neighbors across Tennessee in their times of need. HOW TO HELP: Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters ranging from a home fire involving one family to larger disasters like hurricanes and wildfires that impact entire communities. If someone would like to help, they can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

HENDERSONVILLE, TN — Now located conveniently at 82 New Shackle Island Road in Hendersonville, Jolly Ollie’s recently moved from the Sears Outlet Center to a sturdy brick building that once housed the first establishment in the Nashville/Hendersonville area to serve liquor by the drink. Mike explains the move, “We became more of a destination corner bar when the anchor store closed at our old location. We loved our customers, and, thankfully, most of them have moved with us to our new location, but we wanted to serve families, as well.” Serving families is exactly what Mike and Dilya, along with their 18-year-old son, Alex, is doing now that the doors to Jolly Ollie’s are wide open and welcoming. “Dilya is the culinarian,” says Mike. “She has always cooked for her family, and she brings a wealth of creative expertise in seasoning and flavoring to the table. She uses very specific cheeses, only fresh vegetables, nothing pre-cut, so everything is as crisp and succulent as we can possibly make it.” Patrons have the option of dining in or taking out. Jolly Ollie’s caters, too Decorated with dozens of photo collages of happy Jolly Ollie’s diners, downstairs is the family area, with a warm and friendly room full of tables and booths, waiting for folks to come in and start ordering house specialty pizzas that adhere to a pirate theme (Jolly Ollie, himself) with Spanish Delight and the Veg Head at the top of the list. Dilya also prepares her special pasta dishes, cooked fresh daily with exciting seasonings and flavors, grinders stuffed full of the freshest meats and fixings (a vegetarian sub is also on the menu), and salads made-toorder customer-by-customer. A special kid’s menu features spaghetti, fish, corn dogs, and grill cheese sandwiches

l-r, Alex, Mike and Dilya at bar in Jolly Ollies Pizza and Pub

prepared to delight even the youngest palate. The dining area also includes a bar (an extra ‘table’, no beverage service) where patrons can sit to catch the latest sports events on a giant screen TV or boot up their laptops while chowing down on Jolly Ollie’s tasty offerings Take a half-dozen steps upstairs and you will find an 18-years-andolder adult bar scene that sports eight dart boards on one wall, a billiard table that can be rolled to the side to accommodate the seriously-dedicated dart teams that compete each week, plus a stage that is all set to feature area musicians performing every and any kind of music genre live on Saturday nights and karaoke singers every Friday evening. A native of Middle-Asia, Dylia came to the United States five years ago to learn to speak English. She explains, “In my country, I worked as both a psychologist and the manager of a private pre-school, where great emphasis is placed on education. My father is well-educated, and all of his children (Dilya has four brothers and one sister) have high degrees (she has a PhD.) Five years ago, Dilya packed one red suitcase (which she keeps as a reminder of her journey), left her career behind and her son Alex to be cared for by her family, flew to New York,

then rode the bus to Nashville to study the English language. She spoke not a word of English, but she met a kind individual who willingly met her each week at Centennial Park (West End, Nashville) to help her study. Mike picks up the story here: “At first we were just friends. As we got to know each other better, we both realized we had the same dream: to own a restaurant. We also fell deeply in love, married, and together, we began to try to make that dream come true.” While Mike and Dilya worked day and night, adding second and third jobs individually. When the couple found that they would have to rent a third shed they sat down to discuss taking the leap and finding a location for their first Jolly Ollie’s. In the midst of establishing a new restaurant, Dilya was struggling through all the forms and red tape to bring her son, Alex, to the United States to share her life with Mike. Three years ago, Alex joined the couple, much as his mother had before, unable to speak any English. Very much his mom’s son, Alex quickly learned his fourth language (English), and this past school year, he finished with a 3.5 GPA inhonorsclasses. Alex helps at Jolly Ollie and he’s saving his wages towarda college degree because he wants to be a heart surgeon some day.

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It’s a Blast From the Past With Rodney Allen Rippy on my own as a young adult. After obtaining my degree in marketing and advertising from Cal State Dominquez Hills, I launched my own business and later ended up working in L.A. based TV and radio stations, and even had my own radio talk show.” TRIBUNE: What inspired you to run for mayor of Compton, CA recently? R. RIPPY: “I was born and raised in Long Beach, CA, which is in the same area of Compton. so I’ve always been very familiar with people and the activities that took place in the area. With that in mind, the reason I ran for mayor is because I am always hearing negative things about the city of Compton. For years people have talked about what a scary place Compton, CA is. So over the years I’ve constantly asked myself, why doesn’t somebody do something to try and help this city? So when the opportunity presented itself, I threw my hat in the ring and ran for mayor. TRIBUNE: Unfortunately, you didn’t win the mayor’s race this time. Do you have plans on running for

By Janice Malone

It was the 1970’s, an era when big balloon afros, Soul Train, big bell bottom pants and platform shoes were the norm. Remember these classic 1970’s TV commercial taglines? “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” (Coca Cola); “My Bologna has A First Name (Oscar Mayer); “He Likes It! Hey Mikey!” (Life Cereal). Joining that list of popular TV ads catch phrases was “It’s Too Big To Eat!” (Jack in the Box’s Jumbo Jack Burger), became a national hit and made cute little three year-old precocious Rodney Allen Rippy a household name. Rippy was seen trying to wrap his mouth around the super-sized Jumbo Jack hamburger. The tag line “It’s too big to eat!” (pronounced “It’s too big-aeat!”), became a catch-phrase of the year. Another spot showed Rippy giggling while singing the song “Take Life a Little Easier,” which was released as a single by Bell Records in the fall of 1973 in the wake of the com-

l-r, Little Rodney stars in the infamous Jack In the Box TV ad that made him famous, Rodney Allen Rippy today may have a future in politics, Rodney was made Honorary Mayor of L.A. It seems he was destined to be a future politician!

everywhere that I go! I can be at a restaurant; I can be making hotel or airline reservations, and the reaction is still a positive one. It’s still quite funny to me. Over the years I’ve been invited to some of the most promimercial’s popularity. nent events imaginable. I’ve met top-name celebrities At the age of five, Rippy became the youngest per- and I’m still meeting them, such as Quentin Tarantino, son ever to make any Billboard music chart. Rodney Samuel Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Ron Howard, etc. subsequently had guest-roles in many popular televi- A few years ago I was invited to speak at the Congression shows, including The Six Million Dollar Man, sional Black Caucus event and that was quite an honMarcus Welby, MD, Police Story, and The Odd Couple or.” (where Rodney played the owner of the building where TRIBUNE: Do any of these famous names rememOscar and Felix lived). He also appeared frequently on ber watching you on the Jack in the Box commercials talk shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny as a kid? R.RIPPY: “All of them remember me! It’s just Carson and Dinah’s Place with Dinah Shore. Rippy amazing. I’ve worked some of the real top veteran also had a co-starring role on the CBS Saturday morn- Hollywood legends such as Johnny Carson, Sammy ing children’s show The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Davis Jr., Mike Wallace, Dinah Shore, all remember Machine. the commercial and were just so nice and kind to me. In later years Rodney went on to appear in other It’s been amazing.” TV and entertainment related projects. He eventually TRIBUNE: Do you recall doing the Jack in the Box graduated with a degree in marketing and advertising audition that brought you so much fame? R. RIPPY: from California State University, Dominguez Hills in “Yes, I do. That was my very first time auditioning. I 1995 and later created his own company. don’t remember being nervous at all. And to this day, Earlier this spring Rippy made an attempt to run I’ve never been really nervous about being in front of a for the office of Mayor of Compton, CA. He didn’t crowd or a camera win but says politics just might be in his immediate TRIBUNE: Was it difficult to make the transition future. After the mayoral race Rodney says he received from child actor to adulthood? R. RIPPY: “In my opina call from one of the original band members from the ion a lot of people remember me as a child actor but I James Brown Revue about helping them to re-launch also did entertainment projects in my teen years too. their music careers again. Here, Rodney Allen Rippy In 1980 I moved out of L.A. and over to North Caroreflects, recalls and reports on what he’s been doing in lina for eight years because my parents retired in North his life over the last several years. Carolina. So after I graduated high school I wanted to TRIBUNE: Do people still recognize you or your go back to L.A. to attend college. My parents had set name as the little kid actor from the Jack in the Box TV aside money for me in a trust from my years as a kid commercial? R. RIPPY: “Yes, people still recognize me actor. So I went back to L.A., attended college and lived

mayor again or any other political office? R. RIPPY: “Now that I’ve put my foot into the political landscape, I think there’s a good possibility that I might continue to have an interest in politics for my future. My family members back in North Carolina were very supportive of me on mayoral race too. So if the opportunity presents itself I’m ready.” TRIBUNE: Was it difficult getting people to take you seriously about being mayoral candidate? R. RIPPY: “Yes, in some circles but not everywhere. It was interesting and a learning experience. Since I have such a strong show business background, there were some people who thought I was running for mayor to create a reality TV show! But even if that had been the case it would’ve been great positive publicity for the city of Compton.” TRIBUNE: Advice to parents who are considering or already have their child/children pursue a career in entertainment? R.RIPPY: “It’s a great life. If a parent has a child with any kind of talent, I recommend it. It’s a wonderful experience. My mom and dad were not entertainment parents. My mom was a housewife but for some reason she thought her kids had what it takes to be in front of the camera. So one day she signed up me, my brother and my sister to an agent. Each of us had our own agents but my siblings didn’t want to stick with it but I did. So at three and half years old, my mom started taking me on auditions and the rest is history.”

Music City’s ‘Let Freedom Ring’ - Red, White & Cool!

The Band Perry l-r, Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry

By Janice Malone

The rain didn’t dampen or wet the spirits of the capacity crowd that celebrated, danced and jammed at last week’s Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! It was a day full of free live music, family fun and incredible fireworks in the heart of downtown Nashville, TN

Pop/soul singer and Nashville resident Keb Mo (Photos courtesy of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp)

at The Lawn at Riverfront Park. The outdoor show is one of the largest 4th of July shows in America, complete with one of the best fireworks display in the land. The celebration included rocking music from pop/soul singer and Nashville resident Keb Mo, soul artist Molly Sue Gonzalez, country/pop group The Band Perry, pop-rock band The Cultivation, legendary rock guitar-

ist Derek St. Holmes and others. But before the July 4th jam began, it was the return of the annual Nashville Dancin show launched the festivities. This concert is the longest running, free weekly summer concert series in the country. The first concert started June 13th and will end August 1st however, there will not be a concert this week due to the recent heavy rains.


2B The Tennessee Tribune

THURSDAY, JULY 11 - 17, 2013

ENTERTAINMENT

Chaka Khan Rocks Sold Out Crowd at Schermerhorn minutes, she and her group, bassist, electric lead guitars, drummer, NASHVILLE, TN — Chaka and key boards, pushed out one hit Khan bounced onto the Nashville or standard after another, some so Symphony stage just moments af- familiar, and Chaka so generous, ter 8 p..m.on July 6, as scheduled, that she traipsed from one end of started her show hot and fast, and the stage to the other, extending the then increased the speed. The au- mike so the audience could sing the dience stood almost from the first verses, known from memory. chord and sang along throughout After Intermission, Chaka the show. It was a brilliant opening Joined by Symphony for the ‘diva’ who is on the current One standard, recognized by cover of Ebony Magazine. Por- many, was the ballad, “My Funny trayed in the lead article, “Sexy at Valentine,” which can be seen in Any Age,” Chaka Khan showed dozens of takes on You-tube, but she still has command of the stage which can hardly compare with at the Schermerhorn. Alterna- the soaring strings, resonant rings, tively powerful, soulful, calming, soaring winds of a full orchescharming, chatty and friendly to tra behind a hot loaded rock and the sell-out crowd, it really was a blues band, and a darling singing ‘home coming’ for the jazz and R diva like Chaka Khan. At times, it & B star. “European audiences seemed the audience, and the peoare great, respectful, but this was ple around me were going to exone of the best crowds we’ve ever plode with joy. One could look up had,” said her keyboardist after at the full balconies and see people the performance The first 30 plus standing, swaying, and arms wavBy Howard M. Romaine

Chaka Khan was sexy, soulful and sophisticated at Schermerhorn (photo courtesy of Jetmag.com)

ing to the beats Other times, on slower pieces, there was meditative grappling and attention to the ballads, and blues which she Khan soared thru behind the orchestra’s swelling and caressing envelope of sound. Toward the end of the show, a white fellow with a little straw brimmed hat, took a microphone and moved toward the stage from the right. It turned out to be Derek St. Holmes, a singer with the Ted Nugent group, and a friend of John Molinare, tour manager for Chaka Khan and an old friend of St. Holmes. Molinare had introduced St. Holmes to Khan before the show and she said, “why don’t you come up and sing one with me.” He did, and thus the open democratic jazz style of Chaka Khan and the enveloping energy of “jazz people” won another big night for inclusion, surprise, and musical innovation.

Pepsi & Beyonce Invites Fans to “Dance for a Chance”

Pepsi is calling all fans to move it like Beyoncé for a chance of a lifetime. Starting Thursday, July 4, fans who submit a 10 second dance video clip themed after Pepsi’s latest TV commercial featuring Beyoncé may be eligible to win the chance to appear in a unique “super fan” music video choreographed by Beyoncé’s choreographer, Chris Grant. In addition, the eight grand prize winners will be flown to New York as Pepsi’s guests to meet Beyoncé for an unforgettable experience during “The Mrs. Carter World Tour” stop at the Barclays Center on August 4.   “Dance for a Chance” is another example of how Pepsi is making the 2013 summer an iconic one. Consumers can submit their videos online, via mobile and on-site at Pepsi’s Music Bus. Consumers who visit www. pepsi.com/danceforachance will be prompted through a few simple steps to film and submit their video directly to Pepsi’s page. Pepsi also has optimized this site for mobile users so they, too, will have an easy way to shoot and upload their video clips. Finally, a newly created

Pepsi Music Bus will be traveling around the country making appearances at select “The Mrs. Carter World Tour” stop locations. There, fans will have a chance to use special Pepsi stages at the bus to shoot and submit videos.  “Pepsi is delivering on its promise to give consumers a chance to truly make this summer iconic,” said Rishi Daing, Senior Director, Marketing, Pepsi. “Not only are we giving fans the opportunity to work with Beyoncé’s head choreographer to make a unique dance video, but we are going to treat those fans as our guests and intro-

duce them to Beyoncé at her New York tour stop. We are bringing iconic opportunities for our consumers to capture the excitement of now.”  In addition to the grand prize elements, Pepsi also has a full range of supporting prizes, merchandise and Beyoncé concert tickets to give away through various social media channels and www.pepsi.com. The video submission portion of the campaign begins on July 4 and will run through August 8. The grand prize window for submission ends on July 20. For a complete listing of rules and for more information, please visit www. pepsi.com.  Pepsi debuted the Beyoncé spot entitled “Mirrors” on April 4. It was one of the first creative collaboration elements of the partnership between Beyoncé and Pepsi. Beyoncé and Pepsi enjoy a long-standing relationship that goes back more than a decade and includes groundbreaking, international campaigns in which she starred alongside Jennifer Lopez, David Beckham, P!nk and Britney Spears. 

SEE YOU THERE

F. Scott’s to Host Dine Out for Book‘em NASHVILLE, TN — F. Scott’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar will host Dine Out for Book’em on Thursday, July 25.  F. Scott’s, located at 2210 Crestmoor Road in Nashville, will donate a portion of food sales to local literacy group Book’em. Guests are encouraged to bring a new book suit-

able for children from birth to age 18 and to come dressed as their favorite character from literature. Reservations should be made for times between 5:30 and 8:45 p.m. Please call (615) 269-5861 to make a reservation and mention Book’em.

Harlequin TEEN Summer Author Signing Tour NASHVILLE, TN — This July the Harlequin TEEN division will be sending a few of their most-loved Young Adult authors on the road.  JULIE KAGAWA: (author of Iron Fey & The Blood of Eden series) KATIE MCGARRY: (author of  Pushing the Limits & Dare You To) AIMEE CARTER: (author of The Goddess Test series), will all be coming to Nashville! Mon. July 15, 6:30 PMBOOKS A MILLION – Nashville West 6718 Charlotte Pike. Julie Kagawa is a New York Times bestselling author who has captivated readers and critics with her Iron Fey and  Blood of Eden  series.  Julie has been noted as an author to watch--Harlequin TEEN has signed her for a seven-figure, five-book deal and two of her book series have been optioned for films with Palomar

Pictures and Universal.  Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life.  Her latest contemporary novel, Dare to You has received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Aimee Carter started writing fan

fiction at eleven and her first book of her popular series, The Goddess Test was published fifteen years later. With books from contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi, historical and romance, the visiting authors will feature something for every young reader who loves to escape into a great read.


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KAM’S KOLUMN

The ‘World War Z’ Interview

ENTERTAINMENT

RYCH’S CORNER

Former Drug “Queenpins” Message to Youth!

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

Kam Williams

By Kam Williams

Born in on May 13, 1971, veteran South African actor Fana Mokoena garnered worldwide acclaim for his powerful portrayal of General Augustin Bizimungu opposite Oscar-nominees Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo in Hotel Rwanda. He previously worked with World War Z director Marc Forster on Machine Gun Preacher where he played John Garang, leader of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army. Fana’s other film credits include supporting roles in Safe House, Inside Story, State of Violence and Man on Ground, for which he received an Africa Movie Academy Award. Here, he talks about his latest outing opposite Brad Pitt in World War Z where he reunites with Forster as U.N. Deputy Secretary General Thierry Umutoni. KW: How is Madiba’s [Nelson Mandela] health holding up? FM: I’m seriously worried about him but I’ve learned to let him go. It’s hard. KW: What interested you in World War Z? FM: That it was a brave stab at the Zombie genre. We haven’t seen one at this scale, and I immediately saw how it was going to work. KW: What was it like acting opposite an icon like Brad Pitt? FM: Awesome! Awe-inspiring! Awe-striking! It was incredible to watch him work. KW: How would you describe your character, Thierry Umutoni? FM: As a measured character. Harddriven, but kind and compassionate. No drama. KW: How did you prepare for the

Versatile actor Fana Mokoena’s talent shines brightly in the new hit film World War Z

role? FM: I first had to read the book to cover my basics. Then I had to understand the world of the zombie, and familiarize myself with what the end of the world means to my character personally. KW: What message do you think people will take away from the film? FM: I hope they take away the overarching message that the end of the world is all our responsibility. KW: When you look in the mirror, what do you see? FM: A sign: “Work in Progress.” KW: If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for? FM: Happiness and longevity. KW: The Ling-Ju Yen question: What is your earliest childhood memory? FM: The chicken and the doves we used to have at home. KW: The Gabby Douglas question: If you had to choose another profession, what would that be? FM: Art and graphics. KW: The Harriet Pakula-Teweles question: With so many classic films being redone, is there a remake you’d like to star in? FM: Citizen Kane, the second greatest movie ever made. KW: The Tavis Smiley question: How do you want to be remembered? FM: Just as a guy who worked hard.

TERRI’S REVIEW “Dirty Rotten Liar” by Noire

thought he was some kind of stud, that his wife had gotten over Sable’s loss and everything was cool. He thought all that, anyhow, before he went into a coma. The truth was, Selah was a little disgusted by her husband and his lack in the sack. She’d found another lover who happened to be Viceroy’s enemy, and if Viceroy ever found out, he’d go into another coma! As oldest son, Barron Dominion was reluctantly left in charge of the family Terri Schlichenmeyer business after his father’s hospitalization. Barron was perhaps the only one who Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer knew what was up, and it was a load of The haters are out in full-force to- responsibility. He wanted to do things right. His family depended on it, so that night. little party he went to – and the very emThey’re out, and they’re barrassing photos that rehating on you because sulted from it – yeah, that you’re fly, fine, and fabucould be bad. In the middle lous. They can’t stand to of everything, con-mami see you just being you – beMink LaRue sat with her cause they want to be you, best friend, Bunni, schemtoo. They want the clothes ing. At first, it wasn’t hard you’re rockin’, the moves to convince the Dominions you’re bustin’, and the attithat Mink was Sable, tude you’re carrying. Yep, all grown up. Everyone haters gonna hate. And in kinda believed Mink, and the new novel “Dirty Rota share of the family forten Liar” by Noire, they’re gonna hate because there’s c.2013, Kensington Dafina tune was almost hers. But $15.00, 304 pages then Dy-Nasty Jenkins a big-money oil inheritance showed up, living up to at stake. Selah Dominion mourned the loss of her baby girl every half her name, claiming to be Sable and shaking her ghetto booty everywhere. day. Millions in Dominion money rested It was twenty-some years ago that little Sable Dominion was kidnapped right on a DNA test. Would a little blackmail out of her stroller on the streets of New make any difference? For sure, “Dirty York. Selah cried every day of those Rotten Liar” is one of the nastiest, freakyears and secretly blamed her husband, iest, most four-letter-word-filled, bedViceroy, for the tragedy. Viceroy Do- hopping novels I think I’ve ever read. minion, patriarch and CEO of Dominion And I loved ever page. Oil, thought he had a great marriage. He

There are only two options for those in the drug game; jail or death! For anyone to finagle through the maze of backstabbing, doublecrossing, drive-bys, hits, being duped, cheated, lied on, ratted-out, sold down the river by your closest associates, always looking over your shoulder and being set up to be killed or arrested, to actually get out untouched is nothing short of a miracle. Thelma B. Wright is one of the rare ones to rise to the top of the cocaine and heroin dealing game. Miraculously, she get out relatively clean and pretty much unscathed but she has a story of untold horror and close calls to warn the young people of today who see the drug pushing lifestyle as glamorous and an easy way to get rich. Wright was born and reared in Philly where she played basketball and ran track in high school. She came from a good family with a solid Catholic upbringing. But like most young girls in the hood, she was fascinated and attracted to the guys with the fancy clothes and flashy cars. It wasn’t too long after graduating from high school that she became involved with older men who were part of the Philly drug trade. After dating a couple, Wright met one of Philly’s most powerful drug kingpins (from the late 70’s to mid 80’s), named Jackie Wright. After a year or so of dating, they became man and wife. Even though she wasn’t involved with her husband’s business dealings, she still had to roll with the punches of that lifestyle which taught her much. Unfortunately, the game caught up with Jackie and he was set up and murdered. Because his business was flourishing so well and making money, Ms.Wright decided to take over his operations and herself became Philly’s top drug “queenpin” by shipping cocaine and heroin from Philly to L.A .and most points in between. As a result, she enjoyed lavish meals, furs, expensive jewelry, cars, designer clothes and party trips, including a championship fight in Vegas by arriving via private jet. However, the murder of three of her closest associates was too close to home. She got out of the game while the getting was good and never looked back. Coming up as a nice, clean-cut Catholic girl; how did the transition to hanging out with gangsta drug dealers happen and what would Wright caution young girls in a similar position today to look out for and avoid? She expresses, “The transition was a little easy because I was a ball player and I played basketball throughout the city of Philadelphia. So in playing sports and being athletic, you got to meet a lot of peo-

ple from all walks of life. When I got involved with my husband, his reputation preceded him but it wasn’t one to be dangerous. It was one of this guy Jackie Wright, real cool, smooth guy making a lot of money. The Black Mafia in Philly was over with when I came along. I started dating Jackie in 1977 when I was 21 so by that time a lot of those guys had been arrested and were in jail or killed and their time was totally over.” Wright continues, “I caution young people now. I’m saying to them that the streets are totally different from what they were when I was out there in my early twenties. They were dangerous then but to me, they are a lot worse now. Back then when people were in the streets hustling, they had a purpose. It was wrong but they had a purpose. They were trying to make money to buy homes and take care of their families so they came together and stopped all of the gang violence so they could unite and bring back money into the community. Now days it’s different. You have young people now who are hustling just to say they are hustling. They’re not making any money. There was a lot of money in the drug game in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. There is no money now. People are going to jail, they can’t afford attorneys, they can’t pay their own bails, they are getting killed in their teens and early twenties about nothing. If you ask the young kids now days what is it all about, what is the beef about? They can’t even explain it to you. So when I speak at the schools, to our youth and at the prisons, I’m saying listen, this is not about nothing. It’s going to end in a bad way. You’re either going to jail for a very long time or you’re going to get killed.”

Ask

Gwendolyn Baines

I’m going to “jack-up” my son’s teacher! she gives my younger a good mark. Gwendolyn, I’m getting mad. She doesn’t know me. I will “jack” her up. Tara

Dear Tara: Giving your son who Gwendolyn Baines is slow in learning a high grade just to make him Dear Gwendolyn: feel better doesn’t make I have two boys in any sense at all. Have anthe same grade, the 3rd other talk with the pringrade. One was left becipal and find out specifhind and the younger ics about the class for the caught up with him. This difficult to learn. Let me is the problem: tell you this: I understand The younger son is your concerns about the smart, quite smart. The special class because parolder son (who was left ents are discovering too behind) feels bad when late that their child canhis brother outshines not read or write. This him. I have made several mainly because in the trips to the school to talk special class the teacher with the principal about or teachers either neglect this matter. The principal them or they are short says there is nothing he staffed. can do except place my This is where parents older son into a special are to step in and teach class. That is something their children at home. I don’t want. What I want Although many parents is for the teacher to go are illiterate themselves. ahead and give my older I don’t know your level of boy a good grade when

education, but I do know that it is not high. People with high skills and knowledge do not have the vocabulary that contains the word “jack-up.” Tara, think about it. If your older son cannot deal with the high praises of his brother, then he won’t be able to deal with it later. That is the mistake parents make. They try to soften or smooth an issue feeling the child is too young to understand. The older brother will turn to a dangerous form of jealousy. It seems the only thing that needs to be jackedup is --- your attitude and understanding. ***Got a problem? Don’t solve it alone. Write to Gwendolyn Baines at: P. O. Box 10066, Raleigh, N.C. 276050066 or email her at: gwenbaines@hotmail. com and visit her website at: www.gwenbaines. com


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HEALTH

Back-to-School Immunizations and Physicals Available at United Neighborhood Health Services Clinics

NASHVILLE, TN — United Neighborhood Health Services is once again offering back-to-school physicals and immunizations at three of its Nashville clinics so that students will be prepared for the first day of school on August 1. Metro Nashville students entering 7th grade, kindergarten and pre-K are not allowed to attend school unless they have proof of immunizations. Affordable physicals and free immunizations are avail-

able to all students, including those who are uninsured. Locations include these United Neighborhood Health Services Clinics: Dickerson Road Family Clinic, 1223 Dickerson Pike, Nashville 37207 Main Street Clinic, 905 Main Street, Nashville 37206 Southside Family Clinic, 107 Charles E. Davis Boulevard, Nashville 37210 Appointments for immunizations and physicals at the three clinics can be made

by calling 615.620-UNHS (8647). Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. “We encourage parents to go ahead and make the necessary appointments now to ensure their children are ready for the first day of school,” said Mary Bufwack, CEO of United Neighborhood Health Services. “Immunizations are required, and physicals shouldn’t be ignored. A proper exam can help uncover

potential hearing and vision issues that can interfere with learning.” United Neighborhood Health Services (UNHS) welcomes uninsured patients. Back to school immunizations are free and patients are charged for the accompanying physicals on a sliding fee scale based on their ability to pay. UNHS also accepts TennCare and private insurance. Mary Bufwack

Can Taking a Daily Multivitamin Make Men Healthier?

Taking a daily multivitamin may lower your risk of developing cancer, says a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers tracked nearly 15,000 male physicians (50 years or older) for more than a decade, asking half to take a

daily multivitamin, while the others took a placebo. At the end of the study, the data showed that men who took the daily multivitamin experienced 8 percent fewer cancers than those who took the placebo. “We specifically targeted physicians because we knew that they’d be compliant

when self-reporting their data,” says study author J. Michael Gaziano, M.D., chief of the Division of Aging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Not to mention we were able to verify their reporting against

medical records.” Although Dr. Gaziano’s study doesn’t quite explain how a multivitamin every day protects you from the perils of cancer, it’s consistent with previous research that shows diets high in vitamins and minerals are linked to lower rates of cancer. Of course, a pill can only take you so far. You’re much better off practicing the usual healthy habits—nixing harmful vices like smoking and excess boozing, eating right, and exercising—if you want to ward off cancer.

THE DOCTOR CAN SEE YOU NOW....

Please Welcome Ayrika Bell, M.D.

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

For an appointment or free physician referral, call TriStar MedLine at 800-242-5662. T R I S T A R H E A L T H . C O M

African American Women Needed for Research Study You can help with this important clinical study that will test if a drug improves blood sugar levels and blood pressure.

You may qualify if you are: Overweight Age 18 – 60 years Have borderline or high blood pressure High cholesterol High blood sugar levels And do not smoke

This study is conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Requires a screening visit, study medication, 3 study days, and blood and urine collection. Participants will be compensated.

Date of IRB Approval: 02-14-2013

For more information PLEASE CALL 615-689-1033 (Davalynn Johnson) Davalynn.a.johnson@vanderbilt.edu


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MLB All-Stars

BY RON WYNN Steroids Debate Ignites Once More The Baltimore Orioles’ first baseman Chris Davis has been, along with Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Yasiel Puig, MLB’s best story this season. Davis had 33 homers at the start of the week, and has a great shot at hitting 60 or more for the season. But he triggered renewed controversy last week with comments that he considered Roger Maris’ 61 home runs the single season record, not Barry Bonds’ 73. MLB has never dealt with the fallout over steroids and other so-called “performance-enhancing” drugs. They’ve instituted much tougher tests and stiffer punishments, but they never addressed a lingering issue: what happens to records set by people under suspicion of steroid use? Unlike track and field or cycling, where records are stripped and results changed once it is made clear drugs were involved, MLB has ignored this issue. So Bonds’ 73 home runs in 2001 remains the single season record, and he’s viewed as the game’s all-time home run leader. Baseball’s writing fraternity has handled the issue in its own way, denying entry into the Hall of Fame for anyone they feel has been tainted by the steroids scandal, whether they’ve ever been convicted in a court or failed a drug test. This means unless that policy changes, some of baseball’s greatest players, among them Bonds, will never be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Because they initially turned a blind eye to the problem, MLB doesn’t really have any wiggle room. Should they start trying to change the record book they would face enormous pressure and challenges. The first problem would be identifying exactly to what extent steroids affect performance. The second would be determining how often they were used by certain players when they set these records. The third would be determining what percentage of records were accomplished by players using these drugs. Fourth, and most important, would be providing verifiable proof that these feats were accomplished while steroids were being used. Trying to prove a negative is always difficult, and in this case you would be trying to evaluate things that happened in the past with limited and inexact information. That’s even assuming MLB wants to go that route. Nothing they’ve said or done thus far indicates they plan to do so. What everyone from MLB management to the baseball writers should do is acknowledge that the sport dropped the ball on drug use for a long period of time and move forward. Forget about rewriting records and drop the tacit barriers to Hall of Fame admission. Recognize the steroid era and include in Hall of Fame admission information for people like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens that many consider their feats tainted, but there is not enough objective proof to fully determine if this is the case. If others don’t want to accept their accomplishments, that’s fine. But simply doing nothing won’t help or change the situation for anyone.

All-Star Game Welcomes Young Players This Season By Ron Wynn

Major League Baseball may be having trouble attracting young fans, but that isn’t proving the case when it comes to players. Next week’s 84th annual AllStar Game at CTI Field in New York will feature four players 21 or younger, the first time that’s happened in the game’s history. While there were three players that age in 1959 selected All-Stars, there were two games at that time. There have never been this many youngsters appearing in the same contest.

American League vs National League July 16th • 7 pm CDT FOX TV (WZTV-17) The Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, the Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez lead the 21 and under quartet. But they aren’t the game’s only youngsters. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin, Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (both 23), New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale (both 24) as well as Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown and Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke (all 24) complete one of the most impressive displays of young talent in recent MLB All-Star Game annals. “There’s a lot of young talent coming up and faring well this year in professional baseball,” Machado told Sports Illustrated.com. “It’s the new generation of baseball.” “Back in the day, when I was growing up watching baseball, usually the AllStar Game was especially heavily centered around more of the veterans,” Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones added. “Now with more of the social media and stuff, people want to see their favorite players. The fans control the vote, but the players go out there and control how the fans vote (with their play).”

After being selected to two previous All-Star Games as a reserve, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was selected to the 2013 classic as a starter for the first time. He’s also the first Cincinnati second baseman picked to start the game since the ‘70s, when Joe Morgan was a multiple choice of National League fans for the contest.

The squad’s also reflect the success of the 2010 MLB draft. Almost half (six) of the first 13 picks have since reached the major leagues. Four of them are on this year’s team. Harper was a number one pick, Machado a number three selection. Harvey was taken number seven and Sale tabbed number 13. The final votes were compiled over last weekend for the starters. The National League features Yadier Molina (St. Louis) as the catcher, Joey Votto (Cincinnati) at first base, Brandon Phillips (also of Cincinnati) at second, Troy Tulowitzki (Colorado) at shortstop, David Wright (New York Mets) at third, and an outfield of Carlos Beltran (St. Louis), Carlos Gonzalez (Colorado) and Bryce Harper (Washington). The American League starters are Joe Mauer (Minnesota) catcher, Chris Davis (Baltimore) first base, Robinson Cano (New York Yankees) second base, Miguel Cabrera (Detroit) third base, and outfielders Adam Jones (Baltimore), Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels) and Jose Bautista (Toronto). David Ortiz (Boston) was picked as the designated hitter. After the fans made their choices, managers Bruce Bochy (San Francisco)

and Jim Leyland (Detroit) picked the reserves and pitchers. National League reserves include: Buster Posey (San Francisco) catcher, Allen Craig (St. Louis) first base, Paul Goldschmidt (Arizona) first base, Matt Carpenter (St. Louis) second base, Marco Scutaro (San Francisco ) second base, Pedro Alvarez (Pittsburgh) third base, Everth Cabrera (San Diego) shortstop, and outfielders Donomic Brown (Philadelphia), Michael Cuddyer (Colorado), Carlos Gomez (Milwaukee) and Andrew McCutchen (Pittsburgh). American League reserves include: Jason Castro (Houston) catcher, Salvador Perez (Kansas City) catcher, Prince Fielder (Detroit), first base, Jason Kipnis (Cleveland), second base, Dustin Pedroia (Boston) second base, Ben Zobrist (Tampa Bay) second base, Manny Machado (Baltimore) third base, Jhonny Peralta (Detroit) shortstop, and outfielders Nelson Cruz (Texas), Alex Gordon (Kansas City), Torii Hunter (Detroit) and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (Toronto). A complete list of pitchers is available at mlb.com

NHL

Predators Sign Five New Players

as a hard-working, tough and defensiveminded unit. He also said he felt that The Nashville Predators ended any these players would be a major part of doubts they were going to make chang- helping the team return to the playoffs es last week. They signed five players after finishing 27th out of 30 teams in last Friday, four of them forwards as the most offensive areas. team hopes to correct an offense that Cullen played with the Minnesota was worse in the NHL last season when Wild last season, scoring seven goals it came to scoring goals. They also add- and getting 20 assists in 42 games. He ed what they hope will be depth on their signed a two-year deal worth $7 million lines, and also a backup goalie who can and is viewed as a potential first-line provide starter Pekka Rinne with some player. Stalberg was a member of the quality depth since next season will be a Chicago Blackhawks’ 2013 Stanley Cup regular 82-game schedule rather than a winning team. He had nine goals and 14 lockout shortened 44-game slate. assists in 47 games last year, and had 22 The biggest names among the for- goals two years ago. Stalberg signed for wards were center Matt Cullen and four years at a cost of $10 million. winger Viktor Stalberg. Both of them Eric Nystrom had seven goals and got multi-year deals. Winger Eric Nys- four assists in 48 games last season for trom and Matt Hendricks, who can the Dallas Stars. Both he and Stalberg play either center or wing, are viewed are part of the Predators’ mandate to as contributors to either their third or get bigger. Stalberg is six-three and 210, fourth line. Goaltender Carter Hutton Nystrom six-one and 193. Nystrom also is regarded as perhaps the biggest gam- signed for four years and $10 million. ble. He lacks NHL experience, but the He has a reputation as being unafraid to Predators feel that a combination of pre- go into the corners or to mix it up with season coaching and games can get him opposing players. ready to be a capable backup. Matt Hendricks versatility was a maGeneral manager David Poile said jor selling point, as Nashville can use that he thought the acquisitions pro- him in multiple positions and also on vided the team with more balance and the power play. He had five goals and also a chance to regain their reputation three assists in 48 games for the WashBy Ron Wynn

ington Capitals. He was signed for four years at $7.4 million. Nystrom and Hendricks should bring stability and scoring punch to the Predators’ bottom two lines, which did very little during the season and were especially anemic in the final 20 games. The signing that raised eyebrows the most was Hutton’s. He played in just one game last season for the Chicago Blackhawks. He had a 3.05 goals against average and an .893 save percentage. The Predators didn’t spend much on Hutton. His deal is for one year at either the NHL ($550,000) or AHL ($100,000) level. But management hopes goaltending coach Mitch Korn can transform Hutton into a serviceable backup goalie. Not only is Rinne coming off hip surgery, he has long had one of the most extensive workloads in the NHL. He tired noticeably last season, after leading the league much of the season in shutouts. With the Predators’ already noticeable offensive problems, they relied too much on Rinne. They want to cut back his games next year to a more reasonable 60-70, which would mean Hutton would have a chance to make a major contribution if he proves able to handle it.


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SPORTS Grizzlies Resign Top Guard Tony Allen

NBA

By Ron Wynn

The Memphis Grizzlies won’t lose one of their key members to free agency. Top defensive guard Tony Allen, who was the leading vote getter this season for the NBA’s All-Defensive team, has signed a new deal with the team for four years and $20 million according to multiple reports. The deal could not become official until July 10, but the agreement was reached last week. After the Grizzlies parted company with coach Lionel Hollins, there was some concern that perhaps Allen might also follow him. But fortunately, that did not prove to be the case. Allen has been a valuable member of the Grizzlies since coming to the team after the 2008 season. That year, he was part of the Boston Celtics championship squad. Ironically, Allen finished just fifth in voting for the Defensive Player of the Year. That honor was won by his teammate Marc Gasol. But it was Allen rather than Gasol who made the first-team All-Defensive squad. Gasol and another Grizzly, guard Mike Conley, were on the second unit. Allen averaged 8.9 points this past season, but was among league leaders in steals and rebounds by a guard. He had his best month in February, shooting almost 56 percent (55.7). While several teams were interested in Allen’s services, Memphis won out. “Thank you Lord for all that you’ve done and all that (you’re doing) in my life,” Allen said on his Twitter page. I am so grateful and humbled.” He also thanked the Milwaukee Bucks and new coach Larry Drew for their interest in him. The Grizzlies continued to make changes in the wake of new head coach Dave Joerger’s hiring. They

The Memphis Grizzlies resigned Tony Allen last week to a four-year, $20 million contract. Allen was the top vote getter for the league’s All-Defensive team last season and is a key member of their backcourt. He’s also able to handle both shooting guards and small forwards defensively, as well as being among the best NBA’s best rebounders at his position.

announced last week that longtime assistant coach Henry Bibby would not be retained, nor would fellow assistant Mitchell Anderson. Bibby came to Memphis along with Hollins when he became head coach in mid-

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season of 2009. Anderson had been with the team since 2000, initially beginning in the organization as a scout. The Grizzlies also announced the departure of strength and conditioning coach Kelly Lambert. Joerger plans to institute a more uptempo system, even though the Grizzlies are among the few teams who have a strong one-two punch inside with Gasol and Zach Randolph. Joerger has told the players that he wants everyone reporting to camp in game shape, and that he plans to begin the new offense in the preseason. The Grizzlies made one notable trade before the draft. They sent forward Darrell Arthur and the number 55 pick in the draft to Denver for seven-foot center Kosta Koufos. Arthur averaged six points and nearly three rebounds (2.9) for the Grizzlies, but was not viewed among their key players. Koufos averaged eight points and almost seven rebounds (6.9) for Denver, and is a prototype center. His strengths include defensive rebounding and passing, as well as being a decent shooter from 12-15 feet. The Grizzlies had too many players at forward, so the trade takes care of that problem. The team also hopes that Jamaal Franklin, the first of their three second round draft picks can address the biggest problem that plagued them during their Western Conference Finals loss to the San Antonio Spurs: outside shooting. The Grizzlies had not been able to make any significant deals to attract any notable marksmen in free agency, so they’re hopeful that Franklin can made an immediate contribution in that vein.

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Nashville Sounds Dismal Season Continues By Ron Wynn

Legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is the subject of a new film “Pat XO” that debuts this week on ESPN.

ESPN Releases Film on Legendary Coach Pat Summitt cameras and we waited.” The list of contributors includes ESPN’s ongoing series spotlighting Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton notable events in women’s sports histo- Manning, country star Kenny Chesney, ry takes a local turn this week with the longtime assistant and current Tennesrelease of “Pat XO,” a documentary on see women’s basketball coach Holly Tennessee’s legendary women’s basket- Warlick, assistant Dean Lockwood, ball coach. It is the second in the “Nine author/journalist Sally Jenkins, and for IX” set of productions that explore coaches Van Chancellor and Geno Aukey events as part of the network’s recriemma. ognition of IX’s 40th anniversary. Each Several former players also were film is also produced and directed by interviewed. These include Candace women. Identical twins Lisa Lax and Nancy Parker, Michelle Marciniak, Shelley Stern Winters took an unconventional Sexton Collier, Tamika Catchings and approach in making “Pat XO,” which Chamique Holdsclaw. Esther Hubbard, debuted Tuesday night at 7 p.m. on Summitt’s college teammate and her ESPN, and will be repeated throughout USA coach Billie Moore are other feathe week and weekend. Rather than just ture subjects. doing the standard treatment, they used “Pat XO” covers such subjects as several small cameras and interviewed the rift that occurred being Parker a number of former friends, associates and Summitt following a missed New and players. Then they went through Year’s Eve curfew, the famous story hours of interviews and chose those involving Summitt going into labor on moments and recollections they felt a recruiting trip, and her reaction afbest reflected Summitt’s personality, ter losing her final game as a coach to both on and off the court. Baylor in the 2012 regional final in Des “If this film had been done in a conventional way, I don’t know that it Moines, Iowa. Her son Tyler serves as the film’s would feel as revealing, as personal, as narrator. Lax and Winters interspersed fresh as it does,” John Dahl, ESPN’s executive producer for the series, said rare family footage with videos, stills on the ESPN.com site. “Lisa an Nancy and game shots. They also include make it work in a way that mood var- plenty of commentary from Summitt, ies. You get laughter. You get tears.” along with stories and memories. Winters added, “We sent out dozens of By Ron Wynn

Coming Next Week

The 84th All-Star Game will be played in New York next week, and we’ll have the results as it also determines which league gets home field advantage in the World Series. Free agency continues in the NBA and NHL, and it’s also getting closer to the opening of preseason camps for the NFL. MLB’s trading deadline approaches as well, and clubs will decide whether to buy or sell players down the stretch.

It has been a difficult year for both the Nashville Sounds and their MLB parents the Milwaukee Brewers. Both teams reside in last place, and Sunday the Sounds were blown out in Memphis 13-3 by the Redbirds. Memphis took the four game series 3-1 and dropped the Sounds further into the Pacific Coast League’s Eastern Division basement at 32-58. The lone bright spot in the Sounds’ season remains Hunter Morris. He had his 18th homer of the season, a three-run blast in the fourth inning. Scooter Gennett continued his hot hitting, extending a streak to 12 games with a leadoff single in that inning. Gennett has had a hit in every game since coming back to Nashville from Milwaukee June 27. Other than Morris and Gennett, the Sounds didn’t generate much offense against Memphis’ starting pitcher Tyler Lyons, who won his fourth game in five decisions. Lyons limited the Sounds to two hits during eight innings. He retired them in order seven innings, with nine strikeouts and only one walk. Reliver Victor Marte added one scoreless inning. Caleb Gindl had a two-out double for the only other Sounds’ hit. Morris’ three-run homer had put the Sounds back in the game at 4-3, but Memphis broke things open in the eighth inning with seven runs on four hits and three walks. Travis Webb was victimized on a controversial grand slam homer that Webb and several other Sounds felt was a foul ball. Webb was eventually ejected from the game by first base umpire Hal Gibson, III. Sounds’ starter Hiram Burgos took the loss, his fourth against only one win. He allowed four runs on five hits in three innings, giving up a pair of home runs in the third inning. Nashville’s best pitcher on the night was Kyle Heckathorn. He went four innings and gave up only one run and two hits. The Sounds moved on to New Mexico

Few things have gone right this season for the Nashville Sounds, but one of them has been slugger Hunter Morris. He hit his 18th homer of the season Sunday for the Sounds against the Memphis Redbirds, providing all their runs in a 13-3 loss.

for a three-game series with the Albuquerque Isotopes before returning to Nashville July 11. The Thursday night game will be Burger King Throwback Thursday, with beer only $2 and several concession items at special prices. Things weren’t much better Sunday for the Brewers at home. Despite a strong start from Tom Gorzelanny, the Brewers dropped a 2-1 decision to the Mets, thanks to a pair of throwing errors from Juan Francisco. Francisco’s been in a defensive slump and he contributed his third and fourth errors in three games, each leading to an unearned run. Francisco had been playing first base, and the switch to the other corner might have been part of the problem. The entire Brewers team committed five errors in the three-game series and seven over their last four games. Milwaukee got only a solo home run from Jonathan Lucroy in the seventh inning. Mets’ starter Jeremy Hefner allowed only three hits, He struck out eight and walked only one. Just like the Sounds, the Brewers are finding the 2013 season a rough one.

On this day in 1989, Bo Jackson was selected the Most Valuable Player in the All-Star Game. It was the 60th midsummer classic, and Jackson led off with a monster shot to center field. The American League won 5-3. Jackson remains the only athlete ever named an All-Star in two major American team sports, baseball and pro football. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1990 as a running back for the then Los Angeles Raiders. Jackson also won the Heisman Trophy in 1985 while at Auburn, and his 4.12 40-yard dash at the combine is still the fastest ever verifiable time. Sadly, a 1991 hip injury ended his football career and greatly affected his baseball status as well. His baseball career ended after the 1994 season.

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Mirroring the Mainstream: How Comfortable Christianity Loose Prophetic Power Rev. Jason Curry, Phd. of Fisk Memorial Chapel

Rev. Jason Curry, Ph.D.

“It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul. Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 15:25-26).” I suppose that everyone likes to be comfortable. We may enjoy relaxing in our favorite chair or going to our favorite store to buy comfortable clothes or perhaps a great cup of coffee. We are indeed indebted to the geniuses of our day, as well as the geniuses of years past, who, through their marvelous inventions, have made our lives comfortable. One could argue, however, that there are some

dangers associated with seeking comfort in every area of our lives. Sometimes being too comfortable prevents us from maximizing our potential. For example, many people want to push the limits of their bodies in the weight room on in a marathon. Reaching beyond our comfort zones often produces extraordinary results. Remaining comfortable may also cause us to miss great opportunities. Some rewards can only be achieved through great risk, and being comfortable often protects or dissuades us from that risk. Those who love the Lord have been greatly blessed for thousands of years because the disciples, the Apostle Paul and many others reached beyond their comfort zones to write, preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. As we seek to glorify God and show love toward our neighbors (Mark 12:30-31), we must try to resist a Comfortable Christianity that seeks to dissuade us from maximizing our potential to do good on this earth. Comfortable Christianity tries to ignore the concerns of the poor. It tells the have-nots of this world to “pull yourselves up by your own bootstraps,” knowing

that without adequate schools, jobs or experience, they have neither boots nor straps to support them in their time of need. Comfortable Christianity ignores the clarion call for justice (e.g., justice for individuals like Trayvon Martin). It believes that “one day things will get better;” however, it makes little to no effort to right that which is wrong on behalf of the voiceless, powerless victims of our American democracy. Comfortable Christianity believes in the power of agape love to effectuate a positive change in our churches, communities and country. However, Comfortable Christianity remains “selective” about who relieves love, and it often inappropriately argues that people cannot or should not be loved because of their immigrant status, gender, race, class or sexual orientation. The mainstream often wants to be comfortable; however, Comfortable Christianity is often a menace masquerading as meaningful. Let us avoid mirroring the mainstream’s call for comfort as we maximize the call for love and justice from the Major and Minor prophets.

Wherever You Pitch Your Tent, Build an Altar Everyday Joy by Regina Prude

the extended instrumentation on the song is as famous as the vocals. The Temptations’ version is an enduring depiction of classic soul. And soul music always tells a riveting story. Remember the lyrics? Papa was a rollin’ stone Wherever he laid his hat was his home And when he died All he left us was alone.” I have no idea who the writRegina M. Prude ers had in mind as “Papa,” but on this we can agree: there are ...then he set up his tents and better examples of family leadbuilt an altar there to honor the ership. Personally, I have only God of Israel. —Genesis 33:20, lived in four different cities in Contemporary English Version my entire life. Three of those major, lifetime moves were One of memorable songs of guided by my late husband and the Motown era—made famous life partner and were based by the Temptations—was a sev- upon God-given directions enties tune with lyrics written about ministry. by Norman Whitfield and BarAs a Biblical example, Jacob rett Strong, “Papa Was A Roll- was a papa whose transitions ing Stone.” It has been said that were broad. Jacob was undisputedly one of the most unique individuals who ever lived. The Genesis account (chapters 31

to 33) describe one of the great transitions he engineered for himself and his family. Spiritually, he transitioned from being a trickster, swindler and cheat one day to becoming a Prince with God the next. The King James Version and other translations say that Jacob named that altar in Shechem “El Elohe Israel” or “God, the Great God of Israel.” I am creating my personal El Elohe Regina, celebrating God, the Great God of my own life. My personal altar is a place that will forever bring praise to God and allow me to celebrate the great work that He has done in my life and in the life of my family. Whatever your ballad, whatever your story, be like Jacob and decide this: wherever you pitch your tent, you just oughta build an altar. © Regina M. Prude, 2013

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How do I get my life together after mistakes?

My name’s Margaret, I had stopped going to church for a while. After attending church service last week I rededicated my life to the Lord but I’m not sure what to do now. How do I get my life together after making mistakes? Margaret may God continue to bless you, your family, your finances, your Elder “X” Lawson transportation and all that you seek. I commend you on reuniting with Jesus Christ. The first thing I would like for you to do is develop a prayer life. Spend some time in the morning as soon as you wake up just talk-

Allen From page 1A Maximum Music Jam, which became a ground-breaking concert that included some of the biggest artists in music at the time. Until this day, his concept of that concert is duplicated by many stations around the country. Klyde was known in Los Angeles as a man of action and kept KJLH as one of the best promoted stations in the city. From concerts to scheduling personal appearances for the station’s onair personalities, he was loved by many in Southern California. He moved to Dallas and worked in radio, and later moved to Nashville to continue his work in the entertainment industry. While in Nashville he ran his own booking agency, Klass A Talent, working with artists such as R &B singer, Regina Belle and comedian Michael Colyar. He was a successful advertising executive for companies such as radio station, WQQK92.1 FM “92 Q;” Tour Guide Magazine; the Nashville Symphony; and the Nashville

ing to God. You don’t even have to get up, just start talking to him. Grow your prayer life from there, this scripture should help you in your next phase, Mathew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Seek God and God’s righteousness in all that you do. It doesn’t matter how small the decision or how large, always seek Godliness in your choices. This will not make you perfect but it will help you in your walk with God as you try to make sense of things in your life. Also by seeking God and his riotousness, you will discover doors opening for you that you never thought would be open. You will garner favor in your life in situations you had given up on. You will also sleep better at night knowing you have left the issues of life in the hands of a loving, powerful and almighty God. Yes you will still have hard day’s, yes the enemy will still

Music Guide (a Music Row magazine). His efforts also helped produce the successful Bob Wills Tribute CD project. Wendell was preceded in death by his parents, brother, James J. “Jimmy” Allen and sister Mary Henson. He leaves to cherish his memories, daughter, Maya Allen and her mother, Sharon Hall of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Morris Allen, Sr., (Eunice) of Beaumont, Texas; Ronald C. Allen of Houston, Texas; nephews, Michael Allen and Rev. Lawrence Henson, II of Beaumont, Texas; Morris Allen, Jr. of Powder Springs, Georgia and Anthony Henson of Alabama, Marcus K. Allen, Sr. of Beaumont, Texas, Justin J. Allen and Jason J. Allen of Houston, Texas, nieces, Marva Allen of San Antonio, Texas and Tamara Allen of Beaumont, Texas; sisters-in-laws, Irma Allen of Houston; Jackie Grace of Houston, Texas; and one aunt, Annie, of Orange, Texas; and special friends, Thanita Sweat, Kay Waggoner, Derrick Mayberry and Larry Smith of Nashville, Tennessee; Mike Mann and his wife, Antoinette Russell of Los Angeles, California and Marcía Williams of Austin, Texas.

come against you, yes there will be times you will want to backslide again, but keep the faith, keep pressing towards what God has for you and I promise you that you will discover it is far better to go through life with Jesus on your side, then to go through life without Jesus in your life at all. Also Margaret, try to read your bible daily for a better understanding of God’s word and God’s plan. See yourself “Perusing perfection in an imperfect world”, Jesus says in John 10-10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Live a more abundantly life! Do you have any questions and comments, email it to Elderxlawson@yahoo.com Catch “Real Gospel” with The Xman Sunday’s 9am – 12n on 88.1FM WFSK. Listen live at Tune In Radio Dot Com Twitter at #XuamLawson.

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Wednesday Night 6:00 - 6:45 PM Intercessaory Prayer 7:00 PM Hour of Power (Bible Study) 8:00 PM Higher Praise Choir Rehersal

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The Peabody Orlando is a luxuriously designed hotel, located across the street from the Orange County Convention Center. Guests will feel like royalty in the award winning accommodations the Peabody offers. Upon entering the hotel, views are breathtaking with marble halls, waterfalls, tropical flowers and eye catching artifacts. Each room offers the signature Peabody Dream Bed®, topped off with a chocolate everynight. The bathroom is remarkably designed with a tv screen built in the mirror, with remote to accompany. Recreation options include a spa, fitness center and salon. All ages will enjoy a splash in the three acres of tropical landscaped pool area, which includes freeform pools, slides and cascading waterfall. The spa offers indoor or outdoor massages with a range of choices and including a signature organic body care line. There is an array of dining options to choose from. Napa, draws on inspiration from wine country, we’ve brought some of Northern California’s most tantalizing tastes to the South. The Orlando dining menu is comprised of organic, sustainable farm-to-

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