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Pressure Grows on GOP Governors Over Expanding Medicaid

led by Governor Rick Perry there are 1.046 million individuals deSome states led by Republican nied health insurance governors or controlled by RepubAs Republicans continue to prelican Legislatures have refused to vent millions of Americans from expand their Medicaid programs gaining access to health care while under the Affordable Care Act actively blocking health coverage (ACA) to cover uninsured low-in- for nearly 9 million Americans come people. Currently in Tennes- in 24 states, the consequences are see 161,650 individuals are being extremely serious. One academic denied medical insurance by the study suggests that of those 9 milRepublican governor Bill Haslam’s refusal to accept the Medicaid lion, 10,000 Americans will die expansion. In Louisiana, Bobby this year alone due to lack of insurJindal’s refusal to accept federal ance. money under the ACA leaves Medicaid Continued on page 11A 242,150 uninsured while in Texas, By Ronald W. Weathersby

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Former NNPA President Tompkins Joins Philadelphia Tribune PHILADELPHIA, PA — Bill Tompkins, one of the nation’s premier journalists and a former NNPA President as well as the head of other media businesses and companies, has joined the Philadelphia Tribune. He will serve as the Tribune’s Vice-President of Marketing and Advertising, responsible for ensuring sources of revenue and

enhancing the brand of America’s longest running AfricanAmerican newspaper. The Tribune’s origins date back to the 19th century, and it has covered every major story and issue concerning the Black community since 1884. Tompkins’ extensive and varied media experience includes more than 19 years with the

Washington Post. During his tenure there Tompkins directed several key advertising and marketing campaigns, covering areas involving nearly every facet of the Post’s operation. These ranged from pricing and brand strategy to advertising and circulation. He was also directly involved in personnel selection, helping

recruit a number of individuals who later became key members of the Post team, and helped the paper make the transition into today’s digital age. Research was another area where Tompkins’ had significant input and impact at the Post. Tompkins’ later activities Tompkins Continued on page 11A

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Citizens Bank, THDA Create Loan Partnership NASHVILLE, TN — Citizens Bank, the oldest continuously operated minorityowned bank in the United States, and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) announce partnership to expand the bank’s mortgage loan offerings and to ensure local communities have access to safe, sound, affordable homeownership options.

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Qualified Tennesseans looking to purchase a home can now apply at Citizens Bank for downpayment assistance and fixed rate mortgages through THDA’s Great Choice Loan Program. The partnership between THDA and Citizens Bank is important because of the deep roots Citizens Bank maintains in the communities which they serve. “Citizens Bank is more than just a financial institution,” said Joan Fleming, AVP of Residential Mortgage Lending for Citizens Bank. “It is an integral part to the total community. This partnership will help make the dream of homeownership a reality for more Tennesseans.” The Great Choice Loan Program (GreatChoiceTN.com) is an afford-

l-r, Denise McBride, THDA Community Outreach Liaison and Joan Fleming, AVP of Residential Mortgage Lending

able homeownership option for qualified Tennesseans of low- to moderateincome. The program has options for first-time and military homebuyers across Tennessee as well as repeat homebuyers in over 50 counties and many neighborhoods across the state. Citizens Bank has already produced two Great Choice mortgage loans and has several more in the works. Customers interested in purchasing a home are invited to visit GreatChoiceTN.com to learn more about the mortgage program and to access the list of THDAapproved lenders. For a list of Citizens Bank branches in Nashville, Memphis and Clarksville, visit BankCBN.com

Unprecedented Number of Blacks Win Judgeships By Harriet Vaughan-Wallace

On this week’s Take 10 On Tuesdays, Tribune Social Media Director Jason Luntz interviews Celebrity MakeUp Artist JK Hunter. Hunter is a professionally trained Makeup & Airbrush Artist, Hair Stylist and Barber to the stars. She has works in most areas of entertainment acquiring a long list of credits in film, award shows, theater, TV, and much more. Tune in for the discussion about Nashville’s place in the entertainment field and Hunter’s service working with the Stylist & Image Consulting program at Pearl Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School in Nashville. Tune in to www.tntribune. com to view the entire interview.

NASHVILLE, TN —Now that the May elections are done, the focus turns to the August election, another critical race for Black Nashville. Seats currently held by African Americans could be in contention. Long-time state Sen.Thelma Harper will defend her seat against three candidates – Sterlina Brady (Rep), Brandon Puttbrese (Dem.) and George Thomas (Ind.). Her opponents are calling for fresh leadership.

Meanwhile, Harper has positioned herself to remind voters of her long-standing record and the value of her longevity in office. Also on the ballot will be County Clerk Brenda Wynn who will go against Toni Eaton, a Republican who describes herself as not being a “professional politician” and is a political unknown. Rep. Harold Love, Jr, (Dist. 58), Rep. Voting Continued on page 11A

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George is Judge on ‘American Dream Builders’ pert Monica Pedersen and former Tennessee Titan Eddie George as judges. The show displays the talents of the most accomplished designers and home builders in the country, by showcasing 12 worthy contestants against one another in a highstakes competition designed to push ev-

By Janice Malone

NASHVILLE, TN — Renowned designer Nate Berkus hosts NBC’s bold new one-hour reality competition series “American Dream Builders,” which premiered for its first season this past March. Created by interior design expert and TV personality Nate Berkus, American Dream Builders also features design ex-

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Harwell Named 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year NASHVILLE, TN — Aubrey Harwell, Jr., co-founder, member and managing partner of Neal & Harwell, PLC., has been named the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Southeastern Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SEABOTA). The award recognizes Harwell’s superior skill in advocacy, his contributions to the legal profession and his absolute integrity. The award was presented at the SEABOTA Conference in Nashville on May 3, 2014. “We are proud to recognize Aubrey as the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year,” said Wayne Ritchie, President of the Southeastern Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates. “He is a highly skilled and dedicated lawyer who has made outstanding contributions to the legal profession throughout his career and we honor him for his service.”   Since its inception in 1971, Har-

involved in several high profile cases throughout the years. Harwell’s service extends beyond the law firm. He also serves as chair holder of the Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise in the College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Nashville School of Law and has taught at both Vanderbilt University and Belmont University in Nashville. He also serves on several corporate boards and provides service to numerous nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout the country. The Southeastern Chapters MeetAtty. Aubrey Harwell, Jr. ing was held on May 1-4, 2014, at the well has served as managing partner Omni Hotel in Nashville. The conferof Neal & Harwell, PLC. The firm is ence focused on Civics, Civility and widely regarded as one of the nation’s Trial by Jury and featured remarks by premier litigation firms and has been retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Atty. Aubrey Harwell, Jr. accepts his award from Wayne Ritchie, president of the Southeastern Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Photo courtesy of Rick Kraemer

Lowe Joins Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon HUNTSVILLE, AL — Jason Lowe, PE, has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., as Huntsville Office Manager. “We are excited to have Jason join our Land Resources team in Huntsville,” stated Matt Stovall, Director of Land Resources. “He is a proven leader and brings great technical skills to the position. We look forward to the opportunities he will create for us in the Huntsville market.” Prior to Barge Waggoner, Lowe was employed with SSOE Group as Civil Department Manager. He was responsible for staff members in five locations as well as business de-

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Barge Waggoner is a professional services firm that includes engineers, architects, landscape architects, and surveyors employed in offices in Tennessee, Alabama (Huntsville, Birmingham and Dothan), Ohio and Georgia. Focus markets include Aviation, Energy & Environment, Federal, Industrial and Building Services, Land Resources and Water Services. Founded in 1955, Barge Waggoner is ranked No. 171 in the 2014 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms list. Visit Barge Waggoner’s website for more information: www.bargewaggoner.com

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE

Nigeria is Home to Africa’s Largest Economy and the second largest individual shareholder of the Zenith Bank Group. His 1.5 percent stake in Zenith Bank is worth about $60 million. Jide Omokore is the chairman and founder of Energy Resources Group (ERG) which has interests in oil trading and exploration, haulage services, steel, dredging engineering and property development. ERG’s annual revenue exceeds

By William Reed

More African Americans should learn about Nigeria. It’s Africa’s most populous nation, as well as the continent’s largest economy. The giant of Africa has an economy of about $509 billion. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a constitutional republic comprised of 36 states. Nigeria is the William Reed world’s 26th largest economy. The coun$400 million. try is the world’s eighth-largest oil exABC Orjiakor is a trained orthoporter, and almost 90 percent of its ex- pedic and trauma surgeon. Orjiakor is port earnings are tied to oil. It has the the chairman and CEO of Shebah E&P seventh-highest population in the world Company Limited, an oil exploration – 170 million people – but, most of the firm which has a 40 percent stake in the wealth is confined to a small urban mid- offshore block OML 108 which produces dle class. By 2020, Nigeria is expected to over 8,000 barrels per day. become one of the world’s top 20 econoSam Iwuajoku made his fortune immies. For decades, the quickest route to porting rice and steel rods. Among other wealth was to have political power. Nige- ventures, he reinvested in private aviaria ranks as the fifth most corrupt coun- tion services. His aviation companies intry in Africa. clude one of the few fixed-base operators Most Blacks in the Americas have in the country, a large maintenance handirect lineage to Nigeria and are en- gar at the Lagos airport and a jet charter couraged to invest there. While the service. 54-year-old country is facing: depletion Gbenga Oyebode is a commercial of the oil resources and degeneration of lawyer. Oyebode is a founder and manits land, Nigeria is an emerging market, aging partner of a successful corporate with expanding financial, service, com- and commercial law firm. He owns a munications, technology and entertain- minority share in MTN Nigeria and sits ment sectors. Nigeria’s manufacturing on the company’s board. Oyebode also sector is the third-largest on the conti- serves as chairman of Access Bank PLC, nent, and produces a large portion of Okomu Oil and Crusade Insurance. goods and services for the West African Arthur Eze is an oil man who sits atop region. Rapidly-growing sectors are tele- Atlas Oranto Petroleum, a West African communications, banking, and its film exploration company that owns several industry. producing and non-producing oil and gas Forbes magazine reports that 12 out of assets across Nigeria, Liberia, Equatorial Africa’s 50 billionaires are Nigerians. Ni- Guinea and Gambia. geria’s millionaires increased by 44 perAderemi Makanjuola is the founder cent between 2007 and 2013 – but much and executive chairman of a company of the country is poor. In the commercial that provides marine, aviation and logiscapital, Lagos, a gleaming new Porsche tics support services to oil exploration dealership is a long stone’s throw from and production firms. creeks jammed with tumbled-down Sixty-two year-old Dele Fashacks. jemirokun’s inherited Nigerian Maritime For reference toward becoming faServices Limited one of the country’s miliar with Nigeria and its opportunities largest shipping companies from his fahere are 10 ultra-wealthy entrepreneurs ther, Henry Fajemirokun, a renowned and business leaders, each worth at least shipping magnate. $50 million. Michael Ade-Ojo is the biggest seller Kola Aluko is in energy and aviation. He founded the oil trading firm of Toyota vehicles in West Africa. His Fossil Resources in 2001, then went on Elizade Group accounts for over 10 perto become CEO of Exoro Energy. In cent of all Toyota sales in Nigeria. He is 2007, the company merged with Seven also chairman of Toyota Nigeria and a Energy. Aluko is now deputy CEO of key shareholder of a distributor of Toyota Seven Energy. In 2012, Aluko reportedly cars. William Reed is publisher of “Who’s purchased two luxury estates in Beverly Who in Black Corporate America” and Hills for $40 million. Eddy Martins Egwuenu is a banker available for projects via the BaileyGroup.org

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NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE - TO BE EQUAL #20

Don’t Mess With Magic tunities to countless numbers of people. The Foundation’s Taylor Michaels Scholarship program has “My whole life is dediawarded millions of dolcated to urban America.” lars to help deserving — NBA Hall of Famer minority students go to Earvin “Magic” Johnson college, and Johnson’s network of Community Every time ostracized Empowerment Centers is Los Angeles Clippers helping to close the digital owner Donald Sterling divide in urban commuopens his mouth, he renities through the innovaveals how deeply out of tive use of technology. touch and stuck in the Johnson has also inarpast he is when it comes guably become one of the Marc H. Morial to the issue of race. He most powerful African also appears to have especially mean- American businessmen in the country. spirited and distorted views about a In the 1990s, after being repeatedly man who has been both a champion turned down for bank loans, he believed in the NBA and a champion for urban in the promise of urban America so America. much that he put up his own money to — Magic Johnson bring businesses where few others wanted to invest. He started Magic Johnson Last week, in an interview with Enterprises, which has become a billion CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Sterling dollar empire largely devoted to “fossaid that Johnson, who was diagnosed tering community/economic empowerwith HIV in 1991, was not a good role ment by making available high-quality model for kids, “should be ashamed of entertainment, products and services himself” and “should go into the back- that answer the demands of ethnically ground.” Ignoring the extraordinary diverse urban communities.” His incontributions Johnson has made to HIV/ vestments have included AMC movie AIDS awareness and education and ur- theaters, Starbucks franchises, restauban economic development, Sterling rants, fitness centers, sports teams (Los went on to say, “What does he do for the Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles DodgBlack people? He doesn’t do anything.” ers) and the Aspire cable TV network These comments could not be more -- all of which are bringing jobs and serwrong. Johnson himself could only re- vices to urban communities long underspond by saying “I’m going to pray for served by major corporations. this ... man” and that Sterling was “livMagic Johnson has also been a great ing in the stone ages.” friend to the Urban League movement. Magic Johnson needs no defense. He has supported our annual Equal His extraordinary record of giving back Opportunity Awards Dinner and has to the Black community is well known served as national spokesperson for to almost everyone, including Donald “Know Your Money,” the National UrSterling – even if he cannot bring him- ban League’s highly acclaimed curricself to recognize it. ulum-based financial literacy program But, lest Sterling’s words have cast targeted to African American commuany doubt, we want to take this opportu- nities. We also awarded him with our nity to set the record straight. Legends Award during our 2010 CenSince 1991, Magic Johnson has be- tennial celebration in recognition of his come one of the most successful busi- accomplishments in urban communities ness leaders and most generous philan- across the nation. In 2012, the Urban thropists in America. For the past 23 League of Greater Atlanta also honored years, the Magic Johnson Foundation him as the “Business Champion of the has worked to develop programs and Year.” Like Atlanta, which has been support community-based organizations called “the city too busy to hate,” Magic that address the educational, health and Johnson, one of the foremost business social needs of ethnically diverse, urban and charitable leaders in urban Americommunities. Through the Foundation, ca, is clearly a man too busy to hate. Johnson has provided HIV/AIDS Donald Sterling should follow his prevention, testing, and treatment oppor- lead. Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League


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Michael Sam, NFL’s 1st Openly Gay Player first openly gay NFL player the Rams and the The KISS is what city of St. Louis may many headlines read be figuring to sell addiregarding Michael Sam tional seats to men and the NFL’s first openly women that support gay gay player. marriage. However, the KISS 2. Unhappy Placewas staged to do just Pharrell Williams Hapwhat it is doing now... py Song could certainly make headlines. be used in St. Louis. In Let me say from the a report by Business outset that any player Week. St. Louis is the drafted in the NFL 2nd most unhappy city should be applauded. Tony Baker in the US. When the It takes a considerable KISS occurred, many amount of hard work and people were happy. discipline to ascribe to such heights. There were also others who were cerNow let me ask you something. Can tainly unhappy. you remember the 249th player drafted 3. Dangerous City-Sources with last year out of 256 other players? a website called Neighborhood No you can’t, but you will rememScout put St. Louis as the 12th most ber this one. Truthfully speaking, the 249th play- dangerous city in the US 2014. In 2013 er rarely makes the team (another con- they were the eightieth most dangertroversial situation that will come up). ous city. In essence, by drafting the Michael Sam has gotten more at- first openly gay player, the city is trytention than Jadeveon Clowney the 1st ing to send a message that they want to change their image making it seem player taken in the NFL draft. Here are three facts why the KISS more accepting and modernized. Put these three factors together and was about cash and not player credibilyou can see why St. Louis is trying to ity: 1. The St. Louis Rams Lack Rev- make changes. It was not about Sam the player but enue-According to forbes.com the St. Louis Rams are 28th out of the 32 NFL more about publicity and paper (monteams when it comes to revenue. The ey). Tony Baker can be contacted at his Rams are just above the: Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, blog at www.mywordsshapemyworld. and Oakland Raiders. By drafting the net By Tony Baker

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2014 Chevrolet Impala

The 2014 Impala is eyeing a big comeback, and it’s Chevy’s newest attraction. This 10thgeneration edition is sleek and is a pleasure to drive. Although it has its drawbacks, the new Impala succeeds in its mission is to rouse the snoozing large-car segment with its combination of envy-me exterior styling, modern underpinnings, and contemporary furnishings while honoring Chevy’s traditional value equation. Staring below $30,000 and ranging over $40,000 there are three Impala trim levels, wheel sizes, and engines to choose from, plus a few options arranged in a logical staircase. The exterior has evocative creases and folds, giving the Impala a large street presence. The goal was a shape as classic as that of the ’58 Impala which they have accomplished. The Impala had a powerful yet quiet ride. The electronic power steering is lighter and more direct. The light steering is appropriate for a big family car, and provided good feedback from road imperfections. The large Chevy gets around moderately fast and corners with well-controlled body roll for a two-ton full-size sedan while smoothing out bumps better. Chevrolet got the big family car’s ride-handling balance right. The Impala simply feels sleek and buttoned-down. The 3.6 engine doesn’t disappoint and its six-speed automatic snicks off upshifts smoothly and quietly. Inside there’s a generous allotment of acoustical laminated glass and triple door seals. The suite of safety gear is unmatched by current competitors. In addition

BASE PRICE $26,000-$32,000 (MT est) VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, FWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan ENGINES 2.4L/182-hp/172-lb-ft DOHC 16-valve I-4 plus 15-hp/110-lb-ft electric motor; 2.5L/195-hp/190lb-ft DOHC 16-valve I-4; 3.6L/303-hp/264-lb-ft DOHC 24-valve V-6 TRANSMISSION 6-speed automatic WHEELBASE 111.7 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 201.3 x 73.0 x 58.9 in 0-60 MPH 7.5-8.5 sec (MT est) EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON 18/28 (mfr est) ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 187/120 mpg (est)

to four-direction alerts, the options list offers full-range adaptive cruise control, automatic-collision-avoiding brakes, lane-departure warning, and a backup camera. A cabin loaded with 10 airbags is standard, as is a domed hood to protect hapless pedestrians. The long roof sweep, the extended seat travel, and the carved-out frontbucket backrests yield limolike legroom: a net gain of 5.7 inches over the 2013 Impala’s combined front and rear leg space. The front cabin has seats with ample lateral support. The back seat is geared more for quick adult trips to lunch or the links than to accommodate kids, so there are no climate or entertainment controls back there, and the hinged armrest doesn’t double as a storage bin. The backrests fold in 40/60 sections, but with an 18.8-cubic-foot trunk under the Impala’s high decklid, that configuration probably will be reserved for ski trips or Home Depot excursions. Chevy’s MyLink system, with its optional eight-inch touch screen, provides a wealth of fea-

tures, such as capacity for 10 Bluetooth devices and 1,000 contacts; “natural” voice recognition; response to swipe, flick, click, and drag input gestures; and static movieplay capability. There are redundant knobs and steering-wheel buttons for entertainment and climate controls, high-res 3-D navigation mapping, and four distinct menu screen choices. Plus this wow feature: The screen rises out of the dash at the touch of a button to open a secret storage bin that can be locked shut and disabled by typing in a four-digit code. Although the 2014 Impala falls short of legitimate sports-sedan status—on purpose, because that’s the Chevy SS’s mission—it makes perfect sense for mature driving enthusiasts years from cashing in their cars for walkers. The logic of such shoppers might go something like this: Why splurge $70,000 on an Audi, Benz, or Lexus to impress the neighbors when the same money will buy an Impala and a second ride to keep the spouse mobile during his/ her leisure years?

Get Ready For More of the Same Department, which face serious cuts because of I felt a brief surge of sequestration. Climate hope about Congress a few change isn’t even on the weeks ago. It was returncongressional agenda. ing from Easter recess, and Which is why we Capitol Hill was filled with have the curious sight of talk about immigration relocal governments tryform, a minimum-wage ing to deal with a global bill, a spending bill to keep issue by passing zoning the government operating, laws and ordinances, and maybe even funding for in the belief that at least transportation infrastructhey can do a little bit to ture. But, as I said, it was address climate change’s brief. impact. Indeed, conLee Hamilton That’s because the talk gressional inaction is turned out to be just that. spurring states to cancel Immigration reform appears headed nowhere. Likewise, tax reform and budget- planned summer bridge- and road-repair projects, and big-city mayors to fill the naary discipline. The minimum-wage increase died tional power vacuum by going ahead with in the Senate. Shoring up the Highway their own minimum-wage measures, tax Trust Fund, which could go bankrupt at increases, and other initiatives designed the end of the summer, requires either to legislate where Congress won’t. Recently, I’ve been listening to what massive new spending or a hefty rise in the gasoline tax — and Congress, of non-incumbent candidates for Congress course, is inclined to do neither. The one are saying. Their partisan labels and step it appears ready to take is to approve policy specifics might differ, but not their a short-term spending bill, and that’s only basic message: that they’re the ones to fix because no one in either party wants to congressional dysfunction, partisanship risk the public outrage that would attend and polarization, and to get Capitol Hill a government shutdown right before an moving again. Many of them won’t get the chance to put their ideas into action, election. Which is part of the problem. With since incumbents have overwhelming adthis year’s congressional elections fast ap- vantages at election time. Even those who proaching, neither party wants to force its do get elected will find, as they always do, members into tough votes. In fact, neither that there’s a yawning gap between what party even wants to appear to be work- seems possible when you’re campaigning ing with the other one. Republicans in and what’s actually possible once you’re the House talk about Benghazi, boost- elected. ing charter schools, and Obamacare, and Still, the fact that candidates are talkpass bills that have no chance of becom- ing about fixing Congress means they being law. In the Senate, Democrats push an lieve this is what Americans want. If they extension of jobless benefits, try to make do well enough in the elections, perhaps political hay out of the Republicans’ re- incumbent members will notice that the jection of the minimum wage, and show people want Congress to get its act tolittle interest in moving bills through to gether, and to begin to address seriously enactment. Listening to them separately, our long list of problems. it’s hard to imagine that they inhabit the Let’s hope so, because here’s my fear. same country. Congress is already derided at home as This doesn’t seem likely to change as a result of the mid-term elections. Con- bumbling and ineffective. The perception gress will remain evenly divided. Which abroad is even more worrisome: Capitol means that for the next two years at least, Hill’s inability to act is seen as a key piece the stalemate between Capitol Hill and of America’s decline as a superpower. If the White House will probably continue. it turns out that we’ve got several more As a nation, we face a lot of challeng- years of drift and dysfunction ahead of es, yet we’re not addressing them. Com- us, then the institution that our founders prehensive immigration reform may be considered to be the keystone of Ameri“very difficult to achieve,” in the words can democracy risks becoming not part of one leading Republican senator, but it’s of the solution, but the core of the probstill vitally important. Housing reform, lem. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Centax reform, trade liberalization, reforming the International Monetary Fund — ter on Congress at Indiana University. all need congressional action. So do the He was a member of the U.S. House of nation’s armed services and the Defense Representatives for 34 years. By Lee H. Hamilton

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Waller Hires Ribeiro NASHVILLE, TN — Waller, one of the nation’s preeminent law firms serving the healthcare industry, announced today that Morgan Ribeiro has been named Executive Director of the firm’s healthcare department. In this newly-created position, Ribeiro will work directly with Waller’s Healthcare Steering Committee to lead in the development and implementation of the department’s strategy and client development activities. MTSU psychology professors Catherine Crooks and Stuart Bernstein accept an $8,000 check from Prior to Waller, Ribeiro Dollar General Literacy Foundation at the Nashville Public Library May 7. The money will fund the creation of the served as a Senior Executive Collaborative Learning and Leadership Institute at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School. l-r, Denine Torr, Dollar Advisor with Jarrard Phillips General director of community initiatives; Barbara Springer, Dollar General treasurer; Crooks; Bernstein; and Cate & Hancock, a strategic Steve Brophy, Dollar General vice president of government relations. healthcare communications Photo by Scott Schrecker courtesy of Dollar General firm based in Nashville, Tenn., where she developed and managed communications campaigns for healthcare organizations, including taxexempt and investor-owned hospitals and health systems and start-up healthcare techMURFREESBORO, TN — A efforts and what this will mean Bernstein, both psychology nology companies. healthy community needs food to our partnership with Mur- faculty, strive to improve read“Service to the healthcare for thought, and Dollar General freesboro City Schools,” said ing proficiency of children and industry has been at Waller’s is helping MTSU provide it. The Dr. Harold Whiteside, dean of adults struggling with basic core for nearly 50 years, and Dollar General Literacy Foun- the MTSU College of Behav- literacy and education. In adit is a focal point of our stradation presented an $8,000 ioral and Health Sciences.  The dition, their work aims to help tegic plan,” said Waller chairgrant to Drs. Catherine Crooks funding will help fund the keep down community health man John Tishler. “The addiand Stuart Bernstein May 7 at creation of the Collaborative care costs associated with lack tion of the Executive Director Learning and Leadership In- of knowledge or understanding the Nashville Public Library. position will bring us greater The money will enable stitute at Mitchell-Neilson Ele- of medical information and infocus and allow us to build on Crooks and Bernstein to bolster mentary School. There, Crooks structions.  our past successes. A recogFor more information, contheir ongoing efforts toward im- and Bernstein, in collaboration nized leader in the industry, proving health literacy among with other faculty, students and tact the MTSU College of BeMorgan will be a great asset Murfreesboro children. “We are community partners, will ad- havioral and Health Sciences at as we expand our firm’s extenvery grateful to Dollar General dress educational and environ- 615-898-2900 or Dollar General for their support of Drs. Crooks mental issues that affect student at 877-944-3477 orpr@dg.com               sive healthcare practice.” A graduate of Tulane Uni  and Bernstein’s health literacy and family success. Crooks and versity, Ribeiro has significant experience working with a wide range of healthcare organizations, including hospitals, The Darden Family health systems, and pharmaRestaurant Group donated ceutical and healthcare tech$1,000 to Big Brothers Big nology clients throughout the Sisters efforts in Rutherford United States. At Jarrard, she county to help fund worked with more than 30 educational and sporting clients in 10 states through opportunities for matches a variety of matters, includin the mentoring program. ing mergers, acquisitions and Shown making the joint ventures, certificates of presentation l-r, Brian Resner, need, privacy breaches  and Olive Garden; Carlos Clark, Big Brothers Big Sisters of other regulatory issues. Rutherford County; and “Morgan is a dynamic proScott Jones, Olive Garden fessional with a broad range of experience,” said Ken Mar-

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low, who chairs the firm’s multidisciplinary healthcare department. “Her expertise and perspective on today’s complex healthcare environment, coupled with her ability to lead teams of professionals, will allow us to achieve our strategic objectives.” Prior to Jarrard, Ribeiro was an account executive with rbb Public Relations in Miami, where she managed the firm’s account with the Cleveland Clinic in Florida. She also was an account executive with Cohn and Wolfe Healthcare in New York City. Ranked among the nation’s largest healthcare law firms, Waller represents publicly traded and privately owned healthcare companies as well as tax-exempt and publicly owned hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. The firm also advises providers of outpatient services, behavioral health services, home health and hospice services, long-term care and skilled nursing. Waller’s deep roster of healthcare attorneys provides counsel regarding regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, government investigations, real estate transactions, commercial finance and securities, commercial litigation, labor and employment, employee benefits and more.

Grant Urges Men to Take Advantage of Fathering Programs By Ronald W. Weathersby

Nearly three years ago the Obama Administration announced they had awarded grants to several cities across the country to operate programs that would develop and facilitate fathering in communities in which far too many children were being raised without the input of a dad. Nashville was the recipient of $4.5 million grant to operate the New Life Program (NLP) in North and East Nashville. Since that time, nearly 800 individuals have matriculated through the program which  provides fathers with the skills,

knowledge and support they need to become more positively involved in the lives of their children. NLP provides comprehensive services including parenting education, relationship building, life skills training, employment and educational resources, risk reduction case management, economic stability support and mentoring in order to encourage successful fatherhood, and maximize the physical, emotional and academic wellbeing of their children. NLP Manager, Robert Taylor said the program has been extremely beneficial to those individual that have become in-

volved. However, Metro Health will probably “Most participants are getting some- not reapply for federal funding in the belief thing out of the program,” Taylor said in that other agencies may be better suited to a telephone interview. “They are learning administer the program. that as they give of themselves they have “The federal government has invited the more to give to their families.” city to reapply for more funding but DaTaylor said the initial funding will end vidson County Health Department probat the end of the current ably will not apply,” Taylor federal fiscal year and the said. “We have a lot of posiprogram has evolved in an tive things that have taken effort to meet the needs of place. However, I think we its target population. can all agree that the pro“We are funded and gram may be better suited are accepting applications for other agencies including through the end of grant social service agencies.” funding period which is Currently the program Sept. 29, 2014. Right now is reaching out to men we have revamped the proacross the county that may gram after listening to the be interested in participatneeds of the participants. ing. Besides their outreach We wanted to shorten the efforts NLP receives referprogram. Fathers can now Robert Taylor, NLP manager rals from Juvenile Court complete the program in one which are mainly men with week as opposed to two months. It should relationship issues with mothers and child increase our capacity to assist more people.” support issues according to Taylor. Although the program has been suc“We had some negative press about the cessful in its mission, it has not attracted program but most of that was political. We the number of fathers it intended to reach. are still serving fathers. I believe the fedAccording to the Metro Health Depart- eral government has faith in our ability. ment in Davidson County there are ap- Participants and the people near them see proximately 22,829 households led by sin- the changes in the lives of the fathers that gle mothers with children under the age of have completed the program. Most com18 and a large number of these homes are ments have been positive. Most particiin North and East Nashville. Moreover 49 pants are getting something out of the propercent of the single mothers are living be- gram. They are learning that as they give of low the poverty line while only 12 percent themselves they have more to give to their of the married couples live in poverty. families. Our services can be greatly influAccording to the National Fatherhood ential and helpful to the fathers if they apInitiative Report on the cost of father ab- ply themselves. sence,  Nashville spends approximately For more information call 615-340$830 million on social service programs 8989 or go to www.nashville.gov/Healthsupporting the father absent households. Department/Family-Youth-and-InfantNLP is designed to provide Nashville with Health/New-Life-Fatherhood-Program. an opportunity to reduce these numbers. aspx.


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Graduating to a Lifetime of Giving Happy graduation! You did it! This column is for graduates and their families. We salute your commitment to your education, your future and the future of your family. Graduating from high school, community college, a technical training school, or a four year college or university is a big deal. No two ways about it. You are celebrating a milestone and the beginning of “what’s next.” We hope you will realize the economic and social benefits of your education. And we hope you will take the time to thank your family for their encouragement. It takes a lot of support to persist towards a degree and to graduate. And, as you well know, it takes money. As a new graduate, we encourage you to make a commitment to “paying it forward.” Here are three suggestions to transform you from a graduate into a major donor. You can follow these steps even if you graduated years ago: it’s never too late to make a difference. First, make a small monthly commitment to your alma mater. Look at your budget and find an amount you can commit to giving every month. Automate your giving through a direct transfer or debit. Set it up and forget about it. As you go through life you can increase your monthly gift. If you start with $25 a month, you can increase to $35 a month next year, and $45 a month the following year. Notice we are talking about monthly gifts. That’s because it is easier to give small consistent amounts, than it is to give a one-time larger gift. Twenty-five dollars a month is $300. But for many people, it is difficult to give $300 – there is always another need.

Twenty-five dollars is more manageable. Second, create a small giving circle to support your school. This can be formal, as in the Ujima Legacy Fund that Reginald Gordon discussed in our last two columns, or it can be informal. For example, think about your high school and the impact ten or twenty graduates can make by giving on a monthly basis. Using the starting point of $25, you could collectively give $250 to $500 dollars depending upon how many people participate. Third, if you are a member of an alumni association take a long hard look at the expenses associated with homecoming, reunions and other special events. Can we reverse the trend by spending more on scholarships than hotels, travel, parties and lavish awards? You can make a difference in the culture of your alumni association: let’s put students first. Over time you can grow into a major donor who shares his or her success with the school or college that prepared you for your life and career. Start small – plan BIG. Copyright 2014 – Mel and Pearl Shaw; Mel and Pearl Shaw position nonprofits, colleges and universities for fundraising success. For help with your campaign visit www.saadandshaw. com or call (901) 522-8727.

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THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

EDUCATION

Belmont Among 50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges

Bell Tower on Belmont University’s Nashville campus

NASHVILLE, TN — ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org has named Belmont University as among the 50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges in the World.  The ranking features schools in theUnited States, Japan,  Uganda,  Canada  and  the Philippines considered broadly evangelical in their theological outlook and  chosen by the website’s editors.  Belmont made the list at No. 48.” Beyond both academic and religious teaching, certain Christian universities and colleges around the world stand out for the special beauty of their campuses,” said lead editor J. Shane in a press release. “We created this list to shine a spotlight on those schools for people who see entering higher education as a chance to nurture their knowledge and spirituality but perhaps didn’t realize they could

do so with such stunning surroundings.”The article mentions the University’s  Belmont Mansion, a museum on the  National Register of Historic Places, as well as the  160-year-old    Bell Tower and its  carillon and describes the 75acre campus as “host to various grand, elegant and strikingly beautiful buildings.” Ranked No. 7 in the Regional Universities South category and named for the sixth consecutive year as one of the top “Up-and-Comer” universities byU.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of approximately 6,900 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs, a fact made evident in the University’s hometown, Nashville, where students, faculty and staff served more than 243,000 hours of community service (valued at more than $5 million) during 2012. Belmont is also home to the World Cup champion Enactus team, a group of 42 student leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. With more than 80 areas of undergraduate study, 22 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual’s horizon. For more information, visit www.belmont.edu

l-r, Remziya Suleyman, policy and administration director for the American Center for Outreach, and TSU grad had the opportunity recently to work with CNN documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock for an episode of “Inside Man.” Courtesy photo

TSU Grad Becomes ‘Inside Man’ With CNN Filmmaker

NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — A Tennessee State University graduate was seen recently in Nashville with documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and CNN is keeping vague about his visit to the Music City. Remziya Suleyman, policy and administration director for the American Center for Outreach and an advocate for Muslim rights was spotted with Spurlock, and most assume it has something to do with the city’s broad religious landscape. “It was definitely an incredible experience working with him,” said Suleyman, who holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and certificate in Nonprofit Management from TSU.  

Spurlock, who is best known for his documentary Supersize Me, now hosts “Inside Man” on CNN, and gives viewers an insider’s view of diverse sectors of American life, delving deep into hardhitting issues like medical marijuana, the elder care industry, migrant farm workers, gun ownership, union workers, bankruptcy, education and the drought. According to Suleyman, Spurlock spent a few days in Nashville during the legislative session in February lobbying with her for an upcoming segment that will focus on religion in America. The program will air Sunday, May 11 at 10 p.m. ET. “Not only did he accompany me to the legislative sessions, he also

visited local mosques and really learned about our community,” said Suleyman, who is known for her political activism on immigration issues, interfaith organizing, and her work in the Kurdish community to raise awareness on the ‘Kurdish genocide.’ “He was very down to earth and cared about the issues.” While Suleyman could not give out many details about the program, CNN did confirm the filming, stating that they “like to keep the specifics of the episodes under wraps until the show is edited.” “It was exciting to be recognized as an advocate for our community,” added Suleyman. “He was able to get a good grasp on the issues facing the Muslim community today.”

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NATIONAL NEWS

Smarter Sentencing Act Bill Stuck in Partisan Gridlock By Firedoglake

WASHINGTON, DC — There aren’t many things that Barack Obama, Eric Holder, the Koch Brothers, Grover Norquist, Ted Cruz and Sheldon Whitehouse agree on. One of those rare things is the Smarter Sentencing Act, a bill that has broad transpartisan both houses of Congress -- but is currently stuck there for no other reason than partisan gridlock. Four years ago, a similar coalition came together when everyone agreed that drug sentencing disparities had a deeply unfair application that resulted in black and Latino offenders serving much longer sentences for possessing the same amount of crack cocaine than a white person who was more likely to possess powder cocaine. Their efforts resulted in the passage of the Fair Sentencing Act, which President Obama signed into law in 2010. It did not, however, retroactively change things for people who were already serving draconian sentences under the old law. The Smarter Sentencing Act would fix that problem as well as many other things that would dramatically reduce our seriously overcrowded prison population, which has quadrupled since the 1970s. What chance does this bill have in a gridlocked Congress? What truly makes this bill unusual in this era of unprecedented partisanship is the amount of support it has from across the political spectrum in Congress. The Senate version of the bill (PDF), which recently passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 13-5, was introduced by Senator Dick Durban (D-IL) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Democrats on the U.S. Senator Dick Durban (D-IL) Committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill after Attorney General Eric Holder personally encouraged them to support the bill. But much like the issue of marijuana reform, there seems to be a pronounced generational divide within the Republican party when it comes to support for the SSA. The average age of Republicans who voted in favor

on the Judiciary Committee (Lee, Cruz and Flake) is 45 years of age. The average age of those opposed (Graham, Grassley, Sessions, Cornyn and Hatch) is 69. Who supports this bill? To say that supporters of the SSA normally have little in common would be an understatement: The NAACP, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Right on Crime, the Justice Fellowship, LEAP, the ACLU and a coalition of Christian leaders and church groups have called for reforming mass incarceration in the United States, and support the passage of the Smarter Sentencing Act. Rick Perry and Grover Norquist, who recently copenned an OpEd with Joan Blades of Mom’s Rising calling for progressives and Tea Party members to come together and demand reform. Attorney General Eric Holder, who testified in support of the SSA before the House Judiciary Committee on April 8, 2014 and said that passing the bill would save “billions” over the next ten years. Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, whose recent stint in prison has made him an outspoken convert for reform: “If we continue to incarcerate black men at the same rate we have for the last 30 years, 30 years from now, probably 75 percent of every black man in this country is going to be incarcerated...Is that what we want? Is that what the system was created for? The system is broken,” he says. The Charles Koch Institute, which recently sponsored a panel on the impact that incarcerating 25% of the world’s prisoners is having on the country that only has 5% of its population: “A criminal conviction, even for a minor offense, hinders opportunity and advancement, can contribute to a breakdown in family structure, and can put a strain on community resources. All too U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) often, the effects of incarceration propel former prisoners to commit another crime, creating a vicious cycle of recidivism.” Charles Koch’s brother David, who has been a donor to Families Against Mandatory Minimums, a nonpartisan group that is actively

lobbying for the passage of the Smarter Sentencing Act. Veterans groups, which support “sentence mitigation efforts for veterans imprisoned to excessively lengthy terms for offenses attributable to PTSD-related behaviors.” The Heritage Foundation, which recently wrote that “It’s encouraging that, at a time when bipartisan consensus is difficult to come by, there is broad agreement that there are some problems with our federal criminal laws that ought to be addressed. Too many mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenses committed by low-level offenders do not serve the ends of justice and leave no room for mercy.” Who opposes this bill? Behind the scenes, several law enforcement lobbying groups are actively working to defeat the bill. Many of these opposed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. Although the bill ultimately passed the Senate by unanimous consent, their efforts were successful in pushing for a compromise that reduced but did not completely get rid sentencing disparities between powder and crack cocaine. Others law enforcement groups, however -- like the Major Cities Chiefs Association, the International Union of Police Associations, the American Correctional Association, the International Community Corrections Association and the American Probation and Parole Association -- have come out in favor of the bill. The Smarter Sentencing Act is a bill whose time has come America only has 5% of the world’s population, yet we are responsible for incarcerating 25% of its prisoner. There are nearly 7 million Americans in prison, jail or under government supervision right now. It’s time for people of courage to beat our partisan swords into ploughshares and come together to help millions of people who have lost the power to advocate for themselves. What can you do to help? Find out where your Senator and Member of Congress stands Contact your representatives and ask them to become a cosponsor of the Smarter Sentencing Act Sign the petition to leadership in both the Senate and the House and demand that they make it a priority to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act Follow Firedoglake on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated on what you can do to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act

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THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

The New ‘It’ City: How Immigrants Contribute to Nashville’s Growing Success

Mayor Karl Dean

NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville has received national acclaim for its vibrancy, cultural diversity, and economic growth in recent years. The greater metropolitan area ranks 6th in the country when it comes to recent and long-term job growth, a recent Forbes magazine report shows. Immigration to the city, in addition to policies and programs to welcome and integrate the foreign-born population, have played a key role in making Nashville a magnet for business and talent.

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60th Anniversary of Brown vs Board of Education

NASHVILLE, TN — The Nashville Branch of the NAACP hosted a press conference at the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Education on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 3 pm. Members of the Nashville School Board, State Rep. Harold Love, and members of the Nashville NAACP spoke on Brown v Board of Education which declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students were unconstitutional. This 1954 ruling was a major victory of the civil rights movement and the NAACP which brought the case through lead attorney Thurgood Marshall who later became the first black Supreme Court Justice. Charles R. Smith, U. S. Army, colonel (Ret) and Nashville Branch member said “I was a junior then. I remember a teacher explaining how important it was. We still kept getting used football uniforms, books, and desks from white schools and in my senior year a new black high school was built. But, I remember coming home to Camden, South Carolina on leave from the Army and my sister would say “Let’s get lunch at Rose’s” and my first thought was that is asking for trouble. But my sister was right—things changed”

NAACP Branch Executive Committee member Preston Stewart speaking at May 16 rally at the Nashville School Board marking the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Foreground l-r, Preston Stewart (speaking), State Rep. Harold Love, Jr., and school board members Anna Shepard and Dr. Joanne Brannon Photo by Ericka Lanier

Will Pinkston, School board member, spoke about the constituency of the school system and inclusiveness. School board member Anna Shepard presented a Resolution on Brown v Board of Education written by the Board and paved the way for integration. Board member Dr. Jo Ann Brannon participated. Nashville Branch Education Committee ViceChair Preston Stewart stressed the importance of educating students to understand what job they will work and how they will earn a living. “We need to teach students that what they learn with determine what they earn” Stewart said. Erica Lanier, chair of the NAACP Education Committee was central to organizing the event. Ms. Sydney Pritchard, President of the Nashville Youth Council spoke on education. Nashville NAACP Branch President, John Arradondo, said, “Since schools are re-segregating, racially and economically, our work to provide a high quality public education for every child must continue. Our efforts must redouble. We will work with any willing public official to improve our schools.” Tosha Thompson and Bruce Wood were active organizers.

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that had been opposed, mostly for ideological reasons, are seeking to cover newly eligible Medicaid beneficiaries through private insurance. Right-wing governors of Indiana, Iowa and Pennsylvania want to redirect the very generous federal matching funds that would be provided for expanding Medicaid and use the money instead to provide subsidies for eligible people to buy insurance on health care exchanges. The idea, which has some drawbacks, makes sense, politically and substantively, provided the coverage is comprehensive and there are safeguards to protect poor people from unaffordable premiums and co-payments. Using Medicaid funds to buy private insurance could give beneficiaries access to a wider group of doctors and ease the problem of patients being tossed back and forth between Medicaid and private coverage as their income changes. Expansion would also benefit millions of people below the poverty line who would otherwise be ineligible for coverage through either Medicaid or the exchanges. The uncertainty is whether expansion through private policies, which is supposed to be budget-neutral for the federal government, will end up costing more money than traditional Medicaid, which pays providers less than private health plans. If so, states may seek to reduce the number of people covered or benefits provided, neither of which seems desirable. Indiana governor Mike Pence’s proposal is typical of the GOP alterations to the ACA. It utilizes Medicaid funds

available under the ACA to expand a state health insurance program to cover an additional 350,000 low-income adults. However, the plan would require many participants to contribute about 2 percent of their income toward their first $1,100 worth of care depending on income. Additionally, in Pennsylvania most adults who are unemployed or work fewer than 20 hours a week would also have to seek jobs as a condition of eligibility. Private insurance rates in Tennessee could rise as a result of Republican inaction. Insurance rates for individuals purchasing private coverage could jump 8 to 10 percent in Alabama, Georgia Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas as well as other states where state political leaders have decided against expanding the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor under the ACA according to a recent RAND Corp. study. Researchers said the lack of an expanded Medicaid program will force more lower income people into the individual insurance market via exchanges created by the health law to provide more private coverage. The cost increase from this shift of more people to the individual market “reflects an influx of slightly lower-income and less healthy enrollees onto the exchanges,” RAND researchers wrote. “For these states, these newly eligible individuals could cause premiums standardized for age, actuarial value and tobacco use on the individual market to rise by 8 to 10 percent, relative to scenarios that include Medicaid expansion.”

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The Medicaid expansion is the law of the land, it’s already paid for, and 9 million more Americans would be getting coverage if Republican politicians hadn’t taken it away because of petty partisanship. Largely because Republicans want to spite President Obama on a key piece of his namesake, thousands of Americans may die. However, by turning down the expansion, governors and their states are turning down a windfall of federal dollars. The health law provides a cash infusion of more than $900 billion in federal dollars from 2014 to 2022 to expand Medicaid programs for states interested in the proposition. The funding is unlike past efforts to expand Medicaid in that the federal government will pick up the full cost of the expansion for the first three years. The state gradually has to pick up some costs in 2017 but by 2020 the federal government is still picking up 90 percent or more of the Medicaid tab. Under the health law, eligible Americans can sign up for private coverage via exchanges as well as an expanded Medicaid program. In those states that expanded coverage, most individuals with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, or $15,521 for an individual and $31,721 for a family of four, are eligible for Medicaid. Only Republican governors of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey and Michigan expanded Medicaid under the provisions of the ACA. Now several states

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George From Page 1A eryone’s creative reach. With each weekly episode, two teams took on a brand new project and be asked to redesign and renovate the space from the inside out — all in a matter of days. The show is now down to only 2 designers with a season finale to air this Sunday. The final two designers will battle it out for the $250,000 grand prize and the title of “American Dream Builder.” As one of the judges on the new reality show, Nashville’s own Eddie George says he’s having fun but it’s still a bit of a challenge. “It’s been really a lot of fun but also hard because each week we have the difficult task of sending home these amazingly talented people. Some of these contestants are presidents and CEOs of their own successful companies,” shares Eddie while taking a break from the show last week here in Nashville. “It’s tough to tell these contestants to leave because they didn’t meet their requirements. And in addition to that, these individuals have become like a big family while competing on the show. But on the other hand being a judge has been fun and rewarding because I’ve learned a lot about some new cutting edge exterior and interior designs for homes and businesses.” Well known for his brilliant career in

American Dream Builders cast l-r, interior design expert Monica Pedersen, show host/ creator and designer Nate Burkus and NFL star/tv personality Eddie George

football, the Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Fame inductee from Ohio State segued into an outstanding NFL player, playing the majority of his career with the Tennessee Titans. With football over, George has gone on to a successful career as a landscape architect. With charisma, determination and a strong will to change communities, George cofounded the landscape architecture firm EDGE in 2003, which has offices in both Ohio and Tennessee. With projects ranging from retail and office spaces to college campuses and entire communities, the company currently enjoys regional market expertise across the mid-west and south.

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Brenda Gilmore (Dist. 54) and Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry will run unopposed. Judge Rachel Bell was slated to face opposition against Rick Dumas, the winner of the Republican Primary on May 6, for General Sessions Court, Division 8, but he recently announced he is dropping out of the race and throwing his support behind Bell. Bell beat out Blake Freeman by a whopping 13,000 votes, gaining the Democratic bid. “After much hard thought and deliberation and discussions with Ashley, I have decided not to run for General Sessions judge. There are a number of reasons, but primarily, the main reason is, is that my heart simply isn’t in it. I think to make this happen, you have to be fully committed and you have to desire it greatly, and I just don’t,” said Dumas on his Facebook page. The judgeship term is eight years. Because he has dropped out so far into the game, his name will remain on the August ballot. Early voting will run July 18- Aug. 2. Election Day is Aug. 7. Now that the May elections are done, voters will begin to see a surge in campaigning from the August candidates. Typically, voters get fatigued with back-to-back elections and interest can sometimes dissipate. The candidate with the deepest pockets and best advertising will be key to keeping voter interest up. “It’s so expensive to run a campaign, particularly for the State House of Representatives. Having a lot of money doesn’t guarantee you’ll win an election but not having a lot of money does guarantee that you’ll lose. We’ll have an election where media campaigns will make a difference. Traditional campaigning based on spending a bunch of money, that’s the strong point of winning races in August and November,” said political analyst, Joe White. Others rounding out the Black ballot are Judge

Richard Dinkins, a State Court of Appeals judge and Chancellor Russell T. Perkins of Chancery Court Part IV. Dinkins will run unopposed however, Perkins will go against Sabrina Johnson Orr (Rep.). Candidates are hoping black voters in Nashville turn out in August just as they did two weeks ago when they helped seat five African American judges in an election night that had Davidson County voters holding their breath until early morning hours. Attorneys Sheila Calloway, Kelvin Jones, Allegra Walker and Judge Angelita Blackshear Dalton and Bell walked away winners in the May primaries, filling five of the eight judgeship seats sought after by Black candidates. They will not have to run again in August against a Republican candidate. This is the first time in Davidson County that this many African Americans have placed in a judgeship race at one time. “The Black vote in Davidson County made the difference in a number of races. The African American community in Davidson County is saying with their votes that we believe in politics. They got in there, did the work and got the vote,” said White. In all, there were nine African Americans on the ballot running for judge. Attorneys Joy Kimbrough, Sheryl Guinn, Paul Walwyn and former judge Andrei Ellen Lee, lost their bids. But the races were close, especially early on as the early voting numbers fell in. That’s because a large number of Blacks turned out to early vote. Next to the Howard School Building, the most early voting ballots were cast at the Bordeaux Library where the population is majority African American. “Voter turnout was high at this location because you had a record number of qualified, intelligent African American candidates on the ballot. The candidates, churches, media, and community were

Eddie earned his under graduate degree from Ohio State University in landscape architecture. He returned to school and in 2009, earned his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business. He says, “EDGE has done projects all over the country, ranging from residential clients, to working with the City and municipalities in master planned communities, along with working with various Universities as well. So we’ve worked with a multitude of projects. I’ve been a part of these projects from development to the marketing aspect. It’s truly a passion of mine to transform our community into a place that’s healthy and that promotes health overall.” With his background as a celebrity and his education in professional landscape design, Eddie was a natural to be a judge for the American Dream Builders show. At the conclusion of America’s Dream Builders, Eddie will continue his work on television and in acting. He recently completed his second season as a co-host of Fox Sports “College Football Saturday,” alongside Erin Andrews, Joel Klatt and Petros Papadakas. Additionally, in January 2014 George took on the role of Othello during the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. This is the second time George has performed Shakespeare on stage, the first being in 2012 when he took on the title role of Julius Caesar for the same festival. Surprisingly, Eddie says he finds acting to be a bit more challenging than being

instrumental in spreading the word to come out and vote in this election because they knew the outcome would affect the day to day lives of so many,” said Kimbrough who lost to incumbent Steve Dozier by a narrow 473 votes. All Black candidates except Walwyn led in early voting. Early voting numbers kept most of the races tight and were responsible for upsets and surprises. “Typically, the Black vote has had the effect of being the icing on the cake for political candidates. In this particular race, the Black, minority and women vote was the cake and the icing,” said Jones who beat out sitting Judge Carol Soloman by 3,200 votes. White says the influx and unprecedented number of African Americans running in this election sparked an excitement in the Black community, stirring up the movement for voters to turn out. Traditionally, African Americans have had a lower turnout during elections seasons, not including 2008 when President Barack Obama was elected. This also sparked some early confusion, leading voters to believe that the candidates were running against each other and not in separate races. Local African American organizations quickly mobilized, hosting forums to not only introduce the Black candidates to the community, but to energize the Black vote. “Turnout has been crucial in these situations, one reason why Republicans have focused so much in recent years on things designed to reduce Black participation and involvement like voter ID laws,” said Rosetta Perry, publisher of the Tennessee Tribune. She, along with the local chapter of the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., hosted one of the last political forums before early voting started. Because of its success, several organizations are gearing up for another round of forums this summer to help voters get to know the August candidates.

chased by 300-plus pound NFL players. “For me personally, acting is a little bit more daunting because you have to communicate with words and action. But with football you’re sort of hiding behind the helmet or running through somebody’s chest in order to express yourself. (he laughs) It can be a challenge connecting with Shakespeare because you have to get the rhythm of what his work is saying, not to mention connecting to the poetry of it while expressing it all to an audience.” There’s no way that an chat with the great Heisman Trophy winner could end without talking about sports—especially about his former team the Tennessee Titans. “I think the Titans success this year will depend on the quarterback situation and how stable that’s going to be. That’s number one question. They seem to have acquired some good picks in the recent draft. The offensive line seems to be solid, defensive unit looks good. With the proper guidance, the right attitude and a bit of luck, I think the Titans can have a winning record this year.” And as the 2014 NBA season winds down, Eddie reveals his pick to win the national NBA title? “I gotta go with the Miami Heat,” he says. “I mean how can you not go with Lebron? (James). He’s simply the greatest player on the planet right now. Those guys know how to win. Everybody else is just playing for seconds!”


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 August 22, 2001, executed by DAVID L. CHATMAN AND LAWANDA CHATMAN, conveying certain real property therein described to FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INS CO OF NEW YORK, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded August 30, 2001, at Instrument Number 20010830-0094048; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, 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 June 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NO. 29 ON THE PLAN OF HILLBROOK, SECTION 2, OF RECORD IN BOOK 3300, PAGE 12, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 14805007600 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3816 BRIARCLIFF COURT, 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): ESTATE AND/OR HEIRS-AT-LAW OF DAVID L. CHATMAN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: BENEFICIAL TENNESSEE INC., LVNV FUNDING LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF “PROVIDIAN FINANCIAL CORP” The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #69720 2014-05-08 2014-05-15 2014-05-22 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 28, 1995, executed by ELIZABETH T. CRYER, TRACEY M. CRYER, ELIZABETH M. THOMPSON, LOWELL F. THOMPSON, conveying certain real property therein described to DELTA TITLE COMPANY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded May 1, 1995, in Deed Book 9659, Page 74; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, 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 June 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NO. 189 ON THE PLAN OF HAYWOOD HILLS, SECTION III, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 4460, PAGES 164 AND 165, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SAID LOT NO. 189 FRONTS 37.00 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY MARGIN OF CATAWBA COURT AS MEASURED ALONG A CURVE IN SAID COURT AT THE END OF A CUL-DE-SAC AND EXTENDS BACK 167.00 FEET ON THE WESTERLY LINE AND 144.46 FEET ON THE EASTERLY LINE TO A BROKEN LINE IN THE REAR ON WHICH IT MEASURES A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 170.45 FEET. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED BY DEED OF EVEN DATE AND BEING RECORDED SIMULTANEOUSLY HEREWITH. Parcel ID: 162-3-266.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 108 CATAWBA CT, ANTIOCH, TN 37013. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): ELIZABETH T. CRYER, ELIZABETH M. THOMPSON, LOWELL F. THOMPSON OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: TRACEY M. CRYER 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 #69726 2014-05-08 2014-05-15 2014-05-22 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 30, 2007, executed by SANDRA D. RAY, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR. , as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded April 3, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070403-0039650; 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 CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-OA6 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-OA6 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 5, 2014 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. 78 ON THE PLAN OF THE FIRST REVISION, THE PENINSULA, PHASE ONE, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 9700, PAGE 8, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. Parcel ID: 97-16A-23.00-CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 4925 JOHN HAGER RD, 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): SANDRA D. RAY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: THE BANK OF NASHVILLE, THE PENINSULA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #69772 2014-05-08 2014-05-15 2014-05-22 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated June 6, 2007, executed by TAMMY L. HARTMAN, 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 June 20, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070620-0073528; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the

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power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 19, 2014 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. 139A ON THE PLAN OF ZONE LOT DIVISION LOT NOS. 138 THROUGH 140, HICKORY VIEW, SECTION TWO, OF RECORD IN BOOK 5800, PAGE 324, AMENDING PLAT BOOK 5200, PAGE 510, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. Parcel ID: 162-9/98.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 5520 EULALA, 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): TAMMY L. HARTMAN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #70062 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 2014-06-05 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 22, 2006, executed by SARAH TAVEPRUNGSENUKUL, 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 June 29, 2006, at Instrument Number 200606290077876; 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 CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-25CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 12, 2014 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. 30 ON THE PLAN OF JACKSON`S GROVE, PHASE THREE, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 9700, PAGE 988, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SARAH TAVEPRUNGSENUKUL BY DEED FROM JEFF C. ROBINETTE AND WIFE, MICHELLE C. ROBINETTE, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20060629-0077875, REGISTER`S OFFICE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 086040C04200CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1400 JACKSON 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): SARAH TAVEPRUNGSENUKUL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: JACKSON`S GROVE HOMEOWNER`S ASSOCIATION The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/propertylistings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #70110 2014-05-15 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 27, 2001, executed by NORMA C. DEAN, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M. WEISS, ATTORNEY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 30, 2001, at Instrument Number 20010730-0080504; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 19, 2014 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 THE SOUTHERLY ONEHALF OF LOT 18 AND THE NORTHERLY ONE-HALF OF LOT NO. 19 ON THE MAP OF SHARPE & HORN`S 6TH ADDITION, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 332, PAGE 118, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID PARTS OF LOTS NOS. 18 AND 19 FRONT TOGETHER 101 FEET ON THE EASTERLY SIDE OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND RUN BACK 298 FEET, MORE OR LESS, ON THE NORTHERLY LINE OF 317.25 FEET, MORE OR LESS, ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE, TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID SUBDIVISION, MEASURING 100 FEET THEREON. Parcel ID: 07215028400 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1521 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37206. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): NORMA C. DEAN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #70154 2014-05-15 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated May 17, 2011, executed by PAULINE GRISHAM, conveying certain real property therein described to ALAN E. SOUTH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, SOUTH & ASSOCIATES, PC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded May 24, 2011, at Instrument Number 20110524-0039618; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to URBAN FINANCIAL OF AMERICA, LLC, FORMERLY KNOWN AS URBAN FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Court-

house 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: THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 49, FAIRWAY VIEW, SECTION TWO, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 2900, PAGE 100, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID PROPERTY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JAMES A. GRISHAM AND WIFE, PAULINE GRISHAM BY WARRANTY DEED FROM J.R. COARSEY AND W.E. BATEY, RECORDED ON THE 23RD DAY OF APRIL 1964, IN DEED BOOK 3709, PAGE 569, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THE SAID JAMES A. GRISHAM HAVING PREDECEASED THE SAID PAULINE GRISHAM LEAVING PAULINE GRISHAM AS SOLE TENANT. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 220 HURST DRIVE , OLD HICKORY , TN 37138. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): PAULINE GRISHAM 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 #70158 2014-05-15 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 31, 2003, executed by JAMES E. MOREHEAD AND JUDY M. MOREHEAD, conveying certain real property therein described to CTC REAL ESTATE SERVICES, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded January 12, 2004, at Instrument Number 20040112-0004407; 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 BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-2 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NO. 50, M.N. YOUNG`S INGLEWOOD ANNEX, A RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 1, 2, 3, & 4 OF WILLIAMS 31 ACRE TRACT, OF RECORD IN BOOK 547, PAGE 197, REGISTER`S OFFICE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 06115025900 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1406 Norvel Ave, Nashville, TN 37216. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): JAMES E. MOREHEAD AND JUDY M. MOREHEAD OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #70161 2014-05-15 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 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 Brittney Moss and Damein Moss to TN Title, Trustee dated June 25, 2010 in the amount of $152,940.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee in Deed Book 1341, Page 615-624, (“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, June 19, 2014 commencing at 10:00 am at the Montgomery County Courthouse, 2 Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, TN 37040; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property towit: Land in the 3rd Civil District of Montgomery County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 135 on the Plan of Peachtree, Section 2, as shown by Plat Book E, Page Number 412, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee, to which reference is made for a complete description. Being the same property conveyed to John G. Witherspoon A/K/A John G. Witherspoon, IV and Yun Jung Kim Witherspoon, husband and wife, as tenants by the entirety, by Warranty Deed from Maynard Construction, Inc., dated 2/12/04 and recorded 2/13/04 in Volume 949, Page 50, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee. INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION BUT EXCLUDED THEREFROM is the following tract of land conveyed to Maynard Construction, Inc., a Tennessee Corporation by Quitclaim Deed from John G. Witherspoon, A/K/A John G. Witherspoon, IV and wife, Yun Jung Kim Witherspoon, dated 11/9/04 and recorded 11/15/04 in Volume 1004, Page 1716, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee: Being a PORTION of Lot 135, Peachtree Subdivision, Section 2, as shown by plat of record in Plat Book E, Page 412, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee, said parcel is generally located Southeast of McKinley Court and Northwest of Garfield Way and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pin in the Southern right-of-way of McKinley Court, said iron pin being the Southwest corner of Lot 135 and the Northwest corner of Lot 134, Section 2, Peachtree S/D as recorded in Plat Book E, Page 412, ROMCT, said iron pin being located North 43 degrees 59 minutes 18 seconds East 643.6 feet from the centerline intersection of McKinley Court and Garfield Way; thence leaving said right-of-way on a new severance line as follows: South 86 degrees 08 minutes 48 seconds East 31.07 feet to an iron pin; thence continuing on a new severance line South 66 degrees 40 minutes 02 seconds East 50.00 feet to an iron pin; thence continuing on a new severance line South 29 degrees 49 minutes 42 seconds East 17.23 feet to an iron pin in the original boundary line between Lots 134 and 135, Peachtree S/D, Section 2; thence with the original lot line between Lots 134 and 135 of Peachtree S/D, North 66 degrees 40 minutes 02 seconds West 93.08 feet to the point of beginning, containing 740.0 square feet or 0.017 acre, more or less, according to a written legal description and survey for replat of Christopher R. Conrad, TRLS #2166 of DBS & Associates Engineering, dated February 25, 2004. See Minor Replat of Lots 134 and 135, Section 2, Peachtree S/D of record in Plat Book E, Page 791, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Brittney Moss and husband Damein Moss by Warranty Deed from Being the some property conveyed to John G. Witherspoon A/K/A John G. Witherspoon, IV and Yun Jung Kim Witherspoon, husband and wife, as tenants by the entirety, and filed of record in Book 1341, Page 613, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 031H-C-035.00 Map & Parcel No.: 031H-C-035.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1471 McKinley Drive, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042 CURRENT OWNER(S): Brittney Moss and Damein Moss SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union 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 § 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. 13-05618 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 5/8/2014, 5/15/2014, and 5/22/2014 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 #70187 2014-05-08 2014-05-15 2014-05-22 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 7, 2008, executed by LURONDA GREEN, MICHAEL GREEN, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT L. SCRUGGS, ATTORNEY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded March 11, 2008, at Instrument Number 20080311-0024458; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 12, 2014 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. 203, BUENA VISTA ESTATES, SECTION 5, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 4460, PAGE 22, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SAID LOT NO. 203 FRONTS 80.0 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF FARMVIEW DRIVE AND EXTENDS BACK BETWEEN LINES, MEASURING 179.6 FEET ON THE WESTERLY LINE AND 164.8 FEET ON THE EASTERLY LINE, TO A LINE IN THE REAR ON WHICH IT MEASURES 81.4 FEET THEREON. Parcel ID: 05905019800 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 4162 FARMVIEW DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37218. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): LURONDA GREEN, MICHAEL GREEN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: American Express Bank, FSB, Ascend Federal Credit Union, CAVALRY SPV I, LLC, ASSIGNEE OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL, Ospylac Enterprises, LLC The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/propertylistings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #70206 2014-05-15 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 30, 2007, executed by CAROL JENKINS AND SAUL JENKINS, conveying certain real property therein described as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded December 4, 2007, at Instrument Number 20071204-0140548 (see also the Scrivener`s Affidavit recorded at Instrument Number 20130730-0079296); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: TRACT 1: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING THE EASTERLY 115 FEET OF LOT NO. 170 ON THE MAP OF MAURY AND CLAIBORNE ADDITION TO NASHVILLE OF RECORD IN BOOK 21, PAGES 84 & 85, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID PART OF SAID LOT FRONTS 35 FEET ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF MAURY STREET AND EXTENDS BACK BETWEEN PARALLEL LINES, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY MARGIN OF FAIN STREET, FORMERLY SPRING STREET 115 FEET TO A DEAD LINE. TRACT 2: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING THE EASTERLY 115 FEET OF LOT 171 ON THE MAP OF MAURY AND CLAIBORNE ADDITION TO NASHVILLE OF RECORD IN BOOK 21, PAGES 84 & 85, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID PART OF SAID LOT FRONTS 35 FEET ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF MAURY STREET AND EXTENDS BACK BETWEEN PARALLEL LINES 115 FEET TO A DEAD LINE. Parcel ID: 09316009700 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 76 Maury St, Nashville, TN 37210. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): CAROL JENKINS AND SAUL JENKINS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (TN), UNIFIRST CORPORATION, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, STONES RIVER ELECTRIC, INC., AAROW FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC ASSIGNEE OF “WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK”, METRO CODES DEPARTMENT - RODNEY CARTER (835), NASHBORO VILLAGE SITES 8, 9, AND 10 HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. In addition this sale shall be subject to the right of redemption by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7425(d)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in: Instrument Number 20130107-0001623. Notice of the sale has been given to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 7425(b). 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 #70253 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 2014-06-05 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 11, 2010, executed by CARMEN JOHNSON AND THADDEUS L. JOHNSON, JR., conveying certain real property therein described to MARC A. ROSSER, ESQ, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded March 26, 2010, at Instrument Number 20100326-0022689; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 19, 2014 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: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS COMMITMENT IS DESCRIBED AS ALL THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY SITUATED IN CITY OF NASHVILLE IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, AND STATE OF TENNESSEE AND BEING DESCRIBED IN A DEED DATED 03/01/2006 AND RECORDED 03/08/2006 AS INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20060308-0027116 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF THE COUNTY AND STATE SET FORTH ABOVE, AND REFERENCED AS FOLLOWS: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE, SITUATED AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING LOT NO.2 ON THE RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 20, 21 AND PART OF 22 W.S. CRIDDLE`S SUBDIVISION OF LOT 1, LAWRENCE PROPERTY, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 4060, PAGE 114, REGISTER`S OFFICE, FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID LOT NO.2 FRONTS 50 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF BATE AVENUE. AND EXTENDS BACK BETWEEN PARALLEL LINES, 145 FEET TO AN ALLEY. Parcel ID: 1590902500 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1103 BATE AVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37204. 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): CARMEN JOHNSON AND THADDEUS L. JOHNSON, JR. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #70311 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 2014-06-05 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 Larry W. McIntyre to Jeanine B. Saylor, Trustee dated October 21, 2009 in the amount of $118,691.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20091028-0099584, (“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, June 19, 2014 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. 78, on the Plan of Patricia Heights, Section, I, of record in Book 2331, Pages 130-131, Registers Office for said County, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Being the same property conveyed to Larry W. McIntyre by Deed from Danny A. Torres Rivera, dated October 21, 2009 of record in Instrument No. 20091028-0099583, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. This conveyance is subject to all easements, restrictive covenants and conditions, and other matters of record, including all items set out on any applicable plat of record. Parcel Id No.: 10709008800 Map & Parcel No.: 10709008800 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 907 Rexdale Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37217 CURRENT OWNER(S): Larry W. McIntyre SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 14-01422 /VA Ad Run Dates: 5/15/2014, 5/22/2014, and 5/29/2014 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 #70316 201405-15 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 12, 2014 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by AMBER GARDNER, to MATT B. MURFREE, Trustee, on March 20, 2009, as Instrument No. 20090326-0027324 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: Christiana Trust, a division of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, not in its individual capacity but as Trustee of ARLP Trust 2 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO.1, RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 99 SECTION THREE LOCUSTWOOD, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT 20000417-0038191, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. Tax ID: 14813020100 Current Owner(s) of Property: AMBER GARDNER The street address of the above described property is believed to be 4920 PACKARD DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37211, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: JUNIOR LIEN IN FAVOR OF THE HOUSING FUND, INC AND BRADLEY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/ IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 13-003731670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: info@mwzmlaw.comAd #70317 201405-15 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 12, 2014 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by RHONDA ARING AND JOHN CHARLES ARING, to WESLEY D. TURNER, Trustee, on June 29, 2006, as Instrument No. 200607070081786 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE

FOR ARGENT SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M2 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: A CERTAIN TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM APARTMENT IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, UNIT NO. 3, LOT NO. 70, IN A HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME, AS SHOWN ON THE CONDOMINIUM SITE PLAN, SECTION 2, PHASE III, QUAIL VALLEY, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 5200, PAGE 417, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RHONDA ARING, IN FEE SIMPLE ABSOLUTE, BY QUITCLAIM DEED FROM DEANNA DAVIS, AS A SURVIVING HEIR OF MARY ANN MANNING, DATED 2/11/06 AND FILED FOR RECORD 2/22/06 IN INSTRUMENT 20060222-0020487, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. ALSO BEING CONVEYED TO RHONDA ARING, BY QUITCLAIM DEED FROM DAVID N. MANNING, AS A SURVIVING HEIR OF MARY ANN MANNING, DATED 2/21/06 AND FILED FOR RECORD 2/22/06 IN INSTRUMENT 20060222-0020486, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MARY ANN MANNING BY DEED OF RECORD IN ORBV 6524, PAGE 248, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. MARY ANN MANNING HAVING SINCE DIED INTESTATE ON JANUARY 7, 2006 AND THE SOLE SURVIVORS OF HER ESTATE BEING DAVID N. MANNING, (SON) AND DEANNA DAVIS, (DAUGHTER) AND RHONDA ARING, (DAUGHTER). THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO ALL PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE TENNESSEE HORIZONTAL PROPERTY ACT AS SET OUT IN SEC. 64-2701 ET. SEQ. OF THE TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED, AND THE BY-LAWS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION THEREOF; ALL RESTRICTIONS, EASEMENTS, ETC., RIGHTS AND INTERESTS IN FAVOR OR OTHER UNIT OWNERS; OPTIONS, BURDENS, ASSESSMENTS AND UNDERTAKINGS, ETC. CONTAINED IN THE MASTER DEED OF RECORD IN BOOK 5884, PAGE 534, REGISTER`S OFFICE. Tax ID: 108080C00300CO Current Owner(s) of Property: RHONDA ARING AND JOHN CHARLES ARING The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1213 QUAIL ROAD, NASHVILLE, TN 37214, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: MIDLAND FUNDING LLC AND BENEFICIAL TENNESSEE INC. AND QUAIL VALLEY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-000711670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: info@mwzmlaw.comAd #70322 201405-15 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 12, 2014 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by JONATHAN T DAVIS, to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee, on November 30, 2001, as Instrument No. 20011212-0136960 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A., as Trustee f/k/a Norwest Bank Minnesota, N.A., as Trustee for Renaissance Home Equity Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2002-1 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 374 on the plan of Hillbrook, Section 6, as of record in Book 4175, Page 7, Register`s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate legal description thereof. Being the same property conveyed to Jonathan T. 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THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014 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 #70345 2014-0522 2014-05-29 2014-06-05 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 27, 2008, executed by CARYL LEONARD ABBOTT AND KEVIN W. ABBOTT, SR., conveying certain real property therein described to CITY ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded February 25, 2014, at Instrument Number 20140225-0015992 (Order Granting Default Judgment with Trust Deed attached as Exhibit “A”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO-WIT: BEING LOT NO.1 ON THE PLAN OF EASTERLING ESTATES, OF RECORD IN BOOK 6200, PAGE 442, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HERE MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 07108001200 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 326 QUEEN 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): CARYL LEONARD ABBOTT, KEVIN W. ABBOTT, SR. 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 #70364 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 2014-06-05 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 15, 2005, executed by BETTY BABB, conveying certain real property therein described to COLIN, INC., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded February 24, 2005, at Instrument Number 20050224-0020100 and rerecorded May 27, 2005 at Instrument Number 200505270060020; 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 SASCO 2005-16 TRUST FUND who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 19, 2014 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, TN, BEING LOT NO. 205 ON THE PLAN OF PARKWOOD ESTATES, SECTION ONE, OF RECORD IN PLAN BOOK 2900, PAGES 119 AND 120, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. SAID LOT NO. 205 FRONTS 70.0 FEET ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY MARGIN OF VAILVIEW DRIVE AND EXTENDS BACK 135.00 FEET ON THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE AND 136.3 FEET ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE TO A BROKEN LINE IN THE REAR, MEASURING 116.65 FEET THEREON. Parcel ID: 06002020400 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3102 VAILVIEW DR, NASHVILLE, TN 37207. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): BETTY BABB OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWHEQ INC., CWHEQ REVOLVING HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2005-G 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 #70373 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 2014-06-05 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 15, 2010, executed by BRANDY SIMMONS AND DANIEL GILL, conveying certain real property therein described to SCOTT K. HAYNES, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded March 18, 2010, at Instrument Number 201003180020345; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 19, 2014 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. 23-A, ZONE LOT DIVISION, LOT 23, ON THE PLAN OF LAKE COUNTRY, AS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 5200, PAGE 493, AND AS AMENDED IN PLAT BOOK 5800, PAGE 320, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH SAID PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION THEREOF. Parcel ID: 05416003200 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 4653 WOODVIEW CIRCLE, OLD HICKORY, TN 37138. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): BRANDY SIMMONS AND DANIEL GILL 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 #70385 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 2014-06-05

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 19, 2014 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the Auction.com Room, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, Tennessee 37201, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by YOMARY D. RIVERA, to Fidelity National Title, Trustee, on September 18, 2009, as Instrument No. 20091008-0093796 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee being lot no. 157 on the final plat of Old Hickory Hills, phase two, section two, as shown by plat appearing of record in instrument no. 200401220008453, register`s office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for more complete details of said lot. Tax ID: 182-0-A-16-00 CO Current Owner(s) of Property: YOMARY D. RIVERA The street address of the above described property is believed to be 8005 Maggie Ct., Antioch, TN 37013, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: None THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-000153672 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: info@mwzmlaw.comAd #70420 201405-15 2014-05-22 2014-05-29 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 19, 2014 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by ALLINE E. MAYO, to PRIORITY TRUSTEE SERVICES OF TENNESSEE, L.L.C, Trustee, on September 30, 2002, as Instrument No. 200211260146810 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2002-6, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2002-6 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: A PARTICULAR CONDOMINIUM APARTMENT LOCATED ON LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING UNIT 62-A OF LOT 62, ON THE CONDOMINIUM SITE PLAN, LOTS 11 THROUGH 14, AND LOTS 57 THROUGH 62, SECTION THREE, PRIEST LAKE FOREST, A HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME, AS ESTABLISHED BY MASTER DEED OF RECORD IN BOOK 5931, PAGE 645, AND AS AMENDED IN BOOK 6124, PAGE 956, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORC COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ALLINE E. MAYO BY DEED OF RECORD AS INSTRUMENT #2002112600146809, REGISTERS OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY. Tax ID: 136 10 0A 048.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: ALLINE E. MAYO The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2824 LAKE FOREST DR, NASHVILLE, TN 37217-4531, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: None THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 13-005184670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: info@mwzmlaw.comAd #70489 201405-22 2014-05-29 2014-06-05

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CLASSIFIEDS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 19TH , 2014 Sealed Bids will be received by THE CITY OF SNEEDVILLE, TENNESSEE at their offices in HANCOCK, TENNESSEE, until 10:00 A.M., Thursday June 19, 2014 and opened publicly at THE SNEEDVILLE’S MAYOR’S OFFICE, CITY HALL, 292 JAIL STREET, SNEEDVILLE, TENNESSEE, at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin at 10:00 A.M. A mandatory prebid conference will be held at 3:00 P.M. Thursday, June 12th , 2014 at the City Mayor’s Office in in the Sneedville City Hall, 292 Jail Street in Sneedville. The project consists of Installing 10,000 square feet of concrete sidewalk, removing and replacing 25 square yards of concrete sidewalk, Drainage and 1,000 square feet of retaining wall in Sneedville, Tennessee. PROPOSAL CONTRACTS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE TIME SET FOR OPENING BIDS A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalification of contractors before biddable proposals will be furnished. CITY OF SNEEDVILLE 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. CITY OF SNEEDVILLE is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drugfree with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or

ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone (423)-733-2254. No Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal has been set on this contract. However, the use of DBE or minority / women owned firms are encouraged. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be viewed at: CITY MAYOR’S OFFICE, CITY HALL, 292 JAIL STREET, SNEEDVILLE, TENNESSEE, (423) 733-2254 KNOXVILLE BUILDERS EXCHANGE, 300 CLARK ST, KNOXVILLE, TN 37921 ROBERT G. CAMPBELL & ASSOCIATES, 7523 TAGGART LANE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37938, (865) 947-5996 COPIES OF THE CONTRACT DOCUMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM: ROBERT G. CAMPBELL & ASSOCIATES, L.P. 7523 TAGGART LANE KNOXVILLE, TN 37938 UPON A NON-REFUNDABLE PAYMENT OF $75.00 PER SET. Publish May 22, 2014 INVITATION TO BIDDERS FOR CONSOLIDATED SERVICES FACILITY BUILD-OUT (PHASE 1) MNAA PROJECT NO. 1410A ELECTRONIC BIDS, submitted through www.aerobidz.aero, (or SEALED NONELECTRONIC BIDS, if Bidder has written authorization from MNAA) for furnishing all materials, labor, tools and appurtenances for the construction for the CONSOLIDATED SERVICES FACILITY BUILD-OUT (PHASE 1) 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), June 17, 2014. 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 Pre-Bid Meeting will be conducted at 1:00 a.m. (local time), May 28, 2014, in the Nashville International Airport, Consolidated Services Facility, Conference Room at 815 Hangar Lane, 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 May 19, 2014 and may be obtained electronically from www.aerobidz.aero, an online tendering service. The requestor shall pay the cost of the document printing. The Small Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) participation level established for this project is: Base Bid - 10.29% MBE and 4.73% WBE; Alt 1 – 10.29% MBE and 4.73% WBE; Alt 2 – 3.88% MBE and/or WBE; Alt 3 – 1.80% MBE and/ or WBE. For information on eligible SMWBE 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/ Pages/default.aspx Publish May 22, 2014 INVITATION TO BIDDERS FOR JWN APRON PAVEMENT REHABILITATION (PHASE I) AND HANGAR FLOOR MODIFICATIONS ELECTRONIC BIDS, submitted through www.aerobidz.aero, (or SEALED NONELECTRONIC BIDS, if Bidder has written authorization from MNAA) for furnishing all materials, labor, tools and appurtenances for the construction for the JWN Apron Pavement Rehabilitation (Phase I) and Hangar Floor Modifications 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), June 17, 2014. 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 Pre-Bid Meeting will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. (local time), May 27, 2014, at John C. Tune Airport, Terminal, 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 May 19, 2014 and may be obtained electronically from www.aerobidz.aero, an online tendering service. The requestor shall pay the cost of the document printing. The Small Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) participation level established for this project is SIX AND SIXTY-SEVEN HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (6.67%) MBE AND/OR 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-diversitydevelopment/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 Publish May 22, 2014 PUBLIC NOTICE This is a public notice for 1) proposed amendments to the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Transportation Improvement Program, and 2) an upcoming public meeting designed to receive feedback on the MPO’s role in carrying out federal planning requirements. 1. Proposed Amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program: The Nashville Area MPO is responsible for long range transportation planning in Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties. Before any transportation improvement projects can be undertaken, they must be included in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a multi-year program of federal and state funded transportation improvements. The MPO’s Executive Board is seeking public comment on the proposals to add, remove, and modify projects in the Fiscal Years 2014-2017 TIP. The development of the TIP satisfies the federal public participation requirements for the POP of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), the Franklin Transit Authority, and the Murfreesboro Rover. Copies of the proposed amendments to the TIP are available for public review and comment at all public libraries in the 7-county area and on the Nashville Area MPO website. Comments received on the amendments will be considered by the MPO Executive Board prior to final approval. Two Public Hearings will be held regarding the amendments to the FY2014-2017 TIP. The first will be on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 10:30 am. This meeting will be held in the 3rd floor meeting room of the Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave., Nashville. The final hearing will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:00 am at 400 Charlotte Ave. in the Music City Central meeting room, Nashville, TN. 2. Public Meeting as part of the MPO’s Federal Certification Review Process: The Nashville Area MPO invites you to participate in a public meeting designed to receive information on how effective the MPO is in informing the public about transportation issues, soliciting public comment and input regarding the development of federallyfunded regional plans and programs including

the: Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Transportation Improvement Program(TIP), and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). Local representatives of the United States DOT will be on-hand to listen to comments and suggestions for improving the MPO’s performance. We want your participation at this meeting and are requesting your feedback on how best to encourage your attendance at various Public Meetings and Public Hearings that shape the future of transportation in our region. The meeting will be held on June 11 at 5:30 PM in the second floor meeting room of Music City Central Station located at 400 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37219. For more information on the amendments or meetings, call 862-7204 or visit our website at www.nashvillempo.org Publish May 22, 2014 PUBLIC NOTICE Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal for FFY 2015-2017 The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) hereby announces its FFY 2015-2017 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Goal under the guidelines of 49 CFR Part 26 and the regulations and directions of the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) of 8.10% for participation in the Federal Highway Construction Program. This goal has been set based upon information currently available and will be available for public inspection at its CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE Suite 1800, James K. Polk, Bldg., 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243-0347 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for 45 days following the publication of this notice. Written comments pertaining to this goal should be sent to the attention of the Small Business Development Program Director, at the address shown above. A comment box will also be available at the four TDOT Regional Offices for written input. E-mail comments may be sent to TDOT. DBE.Program@tn.gov TDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer Publish May 22, 2014 Project 102-95 00030 - 1 INVITATION TO BID TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM FEDERAL PROJECT NO. SRTS-9207(17) TDOT CONSTRUCTION NO. 16LPLM-F3-004 TDOT PROJECT NO. 114388.00 CITY OF MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE Separate sealed bids for the, TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM FEDERAL PROJECT NO. SRTS-9207(17) TDOT CONSTRUCTION NO. 16LPLM-F3-004 TDOT PROJECT NO. 114388.00 will be received by the Purchasing Officer at Manchester City Hall, 200 W. Fort Street, Manchester, TN 37355 until 10:00 a.m. CST, local time, on May 29, 2014 and then at said time publicly opened and read aloud. Project consists of the following: Approximately 140 square yards of sidewalk removal; approximately 9,500 square feet of concrete sidewalk; concrete handicap ramps; erosion control; drainage; and associated appurtenances. The Instructions to Bidders, Form of Agreement, Drawings, Specifications, Forms of Bid Bond and of Performance and Payment Bonds, and other bidding instruments may be examined at Manchester City Hall and the following locations: ST. JOHN ENGINEERING, LLC F. W. DODGE PLANS ROOM 923 Jackson Street online at Manchester, TN 37355 www. construction.com (931) 728-2638 www. stjohnengineering.com/bids Copies may be obtained at the office of ST. JOHN ENGINEERING, LLC upon the NONREFUNDABLE payment of $100.00 for each set. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities and to reject any or all bids. All contractors and sub-contractors must be on TDOT’s pre-qualified contractors list. All bidders shall adhere to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act enacted in 1964. The City of Manchester 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 931728-4652. The City of Manchester hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will afford 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. All bids must be made out on the Bid Form bound in the contract documents, and the Bid Form should not be detached from the contract documents. Bids will not be opened from Bidders who have not obtained the contract documents from the Engineer and are on the bidders list. With the bid, each Bidder must deposit security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, subject to the conditions stated in the Instructions to Bidders. A Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount will be required for the successful Bidder. No Bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening. Publish May 8, 15, 22, 2014 COREY BLOCKER Vs VIRGINIA BLOCKER Non-Resident Notice 4th Circuit Docket No. 13D130 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a non-

resident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon VIRGINIA BLOCKER. It is ordered that said Defendant enter her appearance herein with thirty (30) days after MAY 22, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on JUNE 23, 2014. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk C. Haefner Deputy Clerk Date: April 23, 2014 Corey Blocker Pro Se Publish May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014 AMY CHRISTIN JOHNSON Vs STEVE DEWEY JOHNSON Non-Resident Notice 3RD Circuit Docket No. 13D2851 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon STEVE DEWEY JOHNSON. It is ordered that said Defendant enter her appearance herein with thirty (30) days after June 5, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on July 7, 2014. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By: C. Haefner

Deputy Clerk Date May 7, 2014 ROBERT J. TURNER J. RYAN JOHNSON Attorney for Plaintiff Publish May 15, 22, 29 June 5, 2014 FLORENCE ADEWOLE Vs JOSHUA ADEWOLE Non-Resident Notice 3RD Circuit Docket No. 14D1225 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon JOSHUA ADEWOLE. It is ordered that said Defendant enter her appearance herein with thirty (30) days after June 5, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on July 7, 2014. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk C. Haefner Deputy Clerk Date May 7, 2014 CYNTHIA GREENECAMPBELL Attorney for Plaintiff Publish May 15, 22, 29 June 5, 2014 MARICRUZ HERRERA Vs BALDOMERO MORALES Non-Resident Notice 4TH Circuit Docket No. 14D1228 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon BALDOMERO MORALES. It is ordered that said Defendant enter her appearance

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Goodwill’s Employee Spotlight of the Month NASHVILLE, TN — After serving three years in prison, Kenneth went to work for a local company. Thirteen months later, his past came back to haunt him. “The company knew I had a felony, but when new management came in, they ran a background check and let me go,” he said. “Actually, I got promoted to a dispatcher on Thursday, and they dismissed me on Saturday.” For the next two years Kenneth applied for dozens of jobs, but he couldn’t find work. That’s when Kenneth turned to Career Solutions for help. Three months later, Goodwill offered him a job. Kenneth worked as a material han-

CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13A herein with thirty (30) days after June 5, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on July 7, 2014. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk C. Haefner Deputy Clerk Date May 7, 2014 LEON SHARBER Attorney for Plaintiff Publish May 15, 22, 29 June 5, 2014 VICTORIAN ANN BUFORD vs TONY WILKES Non-Resident Notice 3RD Circuit Docket No. 14D647 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon TONY WILKES. It is ordered that said Defendant enter her appearance herein with thirty (30) days after June 12, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on July 14, 2014. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk C. Haefner Deputy Clerk Date May 14, 2014 LAURA TEK Attorney for Plaintiff Publish May 22, 29, June 5,12, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE AT MURFREESBORO William N. Fleming, Sandra Fleming Parents on behalf of the Minor Child Andrea Stephanie Valdez vs EXPARTE Docket no: 68008 ORDER OF PUBLICATION It appearing from the bill in this cause, which is sworn to that the residence and current address of the above listed defendant SERGIO VALDEZ JIMENEZ, is unknown and cannot be served with process. It is ordered that publication be made for four consecutive weeks in The Tennessee Tribune, a newspaper published in Davidson County, Tennessee requiring the said defendant, SERGIO VALDEZ JIMENEZ to appear before the clerk of said Court on or before thirty days after the last publication hereof and make defense to the bill filed in the above cause, which Name Change or otherwise

it dampened my spirits, but Goodwill has uplifted me and given me another chance at life,” he said. “I can now provide for my family.” Five years ago, Kenneth was unsure of his future. Today, he is excited about what lies ahead. “Because of Goodwill I have a better life.”

dler in one of Goodwill’s downtown Nashville warehouses. After two years, he was promoted to assistant supervisor. “Someone saw my potential,” he said with a grin. Kenneth’s supervisor, Dollie Lillard, said she saw his potential right away. “He is honest and dependable, and he goes above and beyond to get the job done,” she said. “One Saturday, several coworkers were having difficulty getting to work because of bus issues. He piled as many people as he could in his car and drove them to work.” Kenneth says it’s nice to be able to help others the way Goodwill has helped him. “When I lost that job five years ago,

said bill be taken for confessed and cause proceeded with exparte. This the 1ST day of May, 2014. LAURA BOHLING Circuit Court Clerk BY: Linda Stem DEPUTY CLERK SOLICITOR FOR COMPLAINT: Leon Sharber Publish May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P726 ESTATE OF VELMA VADEN WAKEFIELD, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of May, 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of VELMA VADEN WAKEFIELD, who died March 26, 2014 were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured, or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty(60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 14th day of May, 2014. Virginia Ruth Reasonover, 406 Annex Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209, Personal Representative. Grissim, Jeff M., 1222 17th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: May 15, 2014 and May 22, 2014. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P732 ESTATE OF BILLIE FAYE AMES, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of May, 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of BILLIE FAYE AMES, who died March 14, 2014 were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured, or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2),

otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4)months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty(60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 14th day of May, 2014. Scott Ames, 263 Henning Drive, Camano Island, Washington 98282, Personal Representative. Heller, David, 2122 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: May 15, 2014 and May 22, 2014. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P708 ESTATE OF MARY LOUISE FLAUTT, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of May, 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of MARY LOUISE FLAUTT, who died April 22, 2014 were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty(60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 14th day of May, 2014. Meredith E. Flautt Jr., 4550 Long Lane, Franklin, TN 37069, Personal Representative. McDonald, John M., Suntrust Plaza, Suite 710, 401 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37219. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: May 15, 2014 and May 22, 2014.

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CITY OF LIFE C.A.R.E. CORE SUMMER, SUMMER TEENS ENRICHMENT, and SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM The City of Life Corporation announces its sponsorship of the 2014 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the CARE Core Summer and Summer TEENS Enrichment Programs. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Enrolled children who are members of households which receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly foods stamps) benefits or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals. The program will operate from June 9, 2014 to August 1, 2014 at 4300 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37218. Listed below are the 185% Federal Poverty Income Guidelines for the period of July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.) Enrolled children of households with incomes equal to or below these amounts are eligible for free SFSP meals: Household Size 1

Annual Income $21,257 and under

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$43,568 and under

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THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

The Poet Speaks

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A National Poetry Month Salute to Poet Margaret Walker

Poet to Preacher Somewhere, hidden beneath clauses and gerunds, conditional and perfect tenses, just below the smooth surface of the poet’s tongue, lived a preacher whose voice rose to blend in harmony and homiletic cadence to sing the craving and the cries the poet spoke speaking for a mute people, shouting above the din the deafening roar of exclusive progress lost souls reaching ever upward for that unseen hand guided by the all-seeing eye.

Somewhere, among syntax and semantics, the preacher in the poet sermonized, prayed upon the poet’s pen – halleluia in the holy dance speaking in tongues of unknown dreams and listless hopes Dr. Harriette Bias Insignares Lucius Outlaw Photography

By Dr. Harriette Bias - Insignares, Poet Laureate

This week’s column closing out April as National Poetry Month shines the spotlight on the powerful legacy of poet and novelist Margaret Abigail Walker. Black writers and poets owe a debt of gratitude to Margaret Walker Alexander (her name by marriage) for her seminal publications, the historical novel Jubilee (1966, called the first truly historical Black American novel) and “For My People” that won the Yale Younger Poets Award (1942). The latter made her, according to Richard Barksdale, in Black American Poets between Worlds, 1940-1960, “one of the youngest Black writers ever to have published a volume of poetry in this [20th] century” and “the first Black woman in American literary history to be so honored in a prestigious national competition.” I had the rare privilege of meeting Mrs. Walker Alexander in 1992 when she spent the day at Tennessee State University sharing her poetry with students, faculty, and members of the Nashville community. The event was made even more special by the fact that it was the 50th anniversary of her famous poem “For My People.” I composed a state poetic tribute poem to honor Mrs. Walker Alexander on that special occasion. The Cultural Affairs Committee of Tennessee State University had invited her to come to our campus on April 13, 1992 for that occasion. We probably were successful in convincing her to come because Dr. James A. Hefner, president of TSU, and former president of Jackson State University, had close ties with her. Hearing her read “For My People” affirmed my sense of the life force that pervades the poem and the prophetic voice of the poet. Those two elements took me back to my childhood and the rhetoric of my father, Caleb Harvey Bias, who, like Walker, was raised by a father who was a Methodist minister. You could hear the cadence of the sermons and homiletics that characterized the style of black preachers. It was that quality that determined my approach to capturing the essence of “For My People” in my state salute to her entitled “Poet to Preacher.” Her poem is also an apt description of life in the large urban cities that became the destination of Blacks during the so-called Great Migration of two million Blacks to the North, Mid-west, and Western states during the period from 1916 to 1940 and five million more during the Second Migration between 1940 to 1970. In their effort to escape the Jim Crow laws and hostile racial climate in the South fostered by groups such as the Ku Klux Klan as well as the effects of the boll weevil on sharecropping cotton, Blacks arrived in numbers that were not easily sustainable. Therefore, they were crowded into apartments and small dwellings that gave little more than elbow room. Yet they still kept hoping for a better day and to improve their conditions. Mrs. Alexander captures the hope and the sacrifice in her poem. Therefore, this column celebrates her significant contribution to African-American poetry with my poem to her entitled “Poet to Preacher.” To the readers of The Poet Speaks, many of you have been asking when I will be doing a poetry reading. Well I am happy to announce that I will be reading my poems and signing books in the Fisk Library (John Hope and Aurelia Franklin Library) on Friday May 2, 2014, from 4:00p.m. To 5:45p.m. At the Alumni Authors and Friends Panel. I hope to see all of you there.

devoured by the boat people of Plymouth Rock, runaways and castoffs from their motherland; yet no Cherokee nor Chippewa, no Apache nor Creek, nor any of a thousand tribes turned them back to face the angry sea. Somewhere, among semi-colons and commas and myriad question marks, abides the promise of a new generation seeking the same truth even in the Golden Year; so the poet and the preacher sing again of the joy and the pain . . . in the ever insistent crescendo of “For My People.” © Harriette Bias-Insignares, 1992

T.J. Martel Foundation Honors Rob Beckham as 2014 Ambassador of the Year NASHVILLE, TN — The T.J. Martell Foundation celebrated the career achievements of entertainment executive Rob Beckham, Co-Head of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, on May 12th at the inaugural 2014 Ambassador of the Year Event held in Nashville. The program recognizes an individual who has risen to the top of their field through commitment, perseverance and dedication and who also serves as a mentor to the next generation of rising young executives.  The event raised over $50,000 for cancer research. Rob Beckham is a partner at WME, the world’s largest diversified talent agency and has spent nearly 25 years working in the entertainment industry. He has played a part in the success of some of the world’s best known artists in country music. His client roster includes Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Reba, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Chris Young, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann and many others. He is involved in numerous Nashville community organizations and projects and gives freely of his time and support to several non-profit associations.

l-r, Comedian and Master of Ceremonies Ralphie May, Storme Warren, Tinti Moffat, Director of Strategic Development, Southern Region - T.J. Martell Foundation, honoree Rob Beckham and Laura Heatherly, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation


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THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014


THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

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Expat Women of Color: Helping Ladies to Experience the World

WHAT’S

Happening

By Janice Malone

Month of May

Weekend Classics: Monster Movie Showdown at The Belcourt Theater thru out month of May KING KONG (1933) Sat-Mon, May 24-26 – KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962) Sat-Sun, May 31 – June 1 - Originally conceived by its creator Willis O’Brien (special effects supervisor for KING KONG) to have the oversized reptile battle it out with Frankenstein, he instead took the idea to Japan’s Toho Studios, where it became the most commercially successful of all Godzilla films. Overblown, ludicrous, and fun as hell.

Beginning May 30

Chess players of any level will meet every Friday from 4:00 p.m. until ? beginning May 30 at Books-A-Million, 125 South Hampton Drive, Clarksville, (in front of Kohl’s) for fun, fellowship, and mental challenge. For additional information contact Joe at chess.clarksville@ yahoo.com

June 13

SAZZ & JAZZ - An intimate listening concert featuring jazz pianist Beegie Adair from 8 -11 pm at The Lofts at Werthan Mills. This special event will be hosted by Sam Nugent & Todd Stutts and will benefit the Leukemia &Lymphoma Society.

UPCOMING EVENTS August 16

It’s the return of the Les Gemmes Last Summer Fling event! Stay tuned to this section for more details

September 26 - 27

The Les Gemmes National Board Meeting will take place at the Nashville Marriott Hotel Airport Location

**Send your upcoming calendar events to tribunenews1@aol.com

NASHVILLE, TN — How many people have daydreamed about living in some exotic country? But how can it be done? What about jobs, housing, safety, and if you’re a Black female the main question is: where will I get my hair done! Thanks to the insight and resourcefulness of Nashville entrepreneur Cha Jones, many of those questions can be resolved for minority women who are considering living or studying in a foreign country. Cha is the founder of the Nashvillebased non-profit organization Expat Women of Color. (www. expatwomenofcolor.com) The organization provides women of color despite nationality or race, the resources and information to make a living, or studying, and traveling abroad achievable. Ms. Jones got the idea for the business while she herself was working as a teacher in Seoul, Korea on a four year teaching contract. As she recalls,”I was living in North Carolina, freelancing as a life coach. One day I got the thought that I wanted to see the world but the thought soon passed. A few days later an email from a job recruiter inquired of my interest in teaching in Korea. But I deleted the email. Days later one of my friends got an offer to teach in Japan and suggested that I should also apply.” Cha applied but instead of being offered a job in Japan, she was once again offered a job to teach in Korea. “The second time around to be offered a job in Korea, I figured it’s meant for me to live and work in Korea, so I accepted the job,” she adds. About a month later the adventurous young teacher was on her way to the Far East. “At that time the only thing that I knew about Korea was from watching old episodes of the M.A.S.H. TV series,” says Cha with a laugh. Other than Puerto Rico, this was also her first time traveling so far away from the U. S. Little did she know that this journey would be the beginning of an amazing experience that would change her whole life. “To my surprise, there were just so many Black people living in Seoul, Korea! It kind of reminded me of NYC. Just vibrant and exciting with a diverse

group of expat people doing things from all over the world. There’s a large group of African Americans from the military living there but it’s also a different group, which I call them the New Urban International Migrants. This is a group of expats who have decided they want to see the world and are doing it.” In 2011 she received an email from different women who had many questions about what is

ing abroad. We also have a study abroad program for students call Future Expat Women. This branch of the organization focuses on starting collegiate chapters that work with members on international engagement, building intercultural relationships, and increasing minority study abroad involvement. We’re trying to work with colleges about increasing the number of minorities who study in other countries. We have plans to start talking with high school students, especially minorities, about the opportunities of studying abroad. It’s important for them to know this kind of information so that by the time they get to Expat Women of Color founder Cha Jones college they will be aware of the life like living in Seoul. options for international study. UnforSome of these women were tunately, many minority students are not reaching out and asking Cha to aware of the various programs that are assist them because they were either in available to them by exploring internathe process of moving, recently moved, tional studies and hopefully, we can beor desired to move abroad and were come a resource to help them,” shares seeking answers. They wanted to know Cha. In addition, Expats Women of how she learned to deal with the differColor is developing advocacy programs ence in culture, how she navigated withthat will help get women and girls out of out speaking the language, if it were human trafficking rings. possible to find clothes and shoes that Cha says it does not matter if women would fit. Cha says, “I figured that since are simply traveling abroad; they want women were asking me questions individually for information about living in to connect with women who have anKorea, then how could I be a resource swers about where to go and what to do to a larger number of people who may once they arrive. If they are studying also have questions about living in other abroad, they want to know that they can countries? So I did some research and connect to someone who understands soon discovered there was a niche here how it feels to get homesick or need that needed addressing.” While living in some assistance thousands of miles Korea, Cha initially started a Face Book away from home. No matter the circumgroup that quickly grew to 100 women stance or the situation, Expat Women from different countries in a week’s of Color provides women with the tools time. Within a few weeks the number to make life abroad easier while makgrew to 600 more women, which then ing the world their home. Cha has creexpanded into a group of international ated a place where women all around expatriate Black female bloggers, writ- the world can connect and create lasting ing about their experiences of living in friendships, business connections, temdiverse exotic countries throughout the porary travel partners, and trusted travel world. The ladies exchange, network advisors. And yes, men are also weland share notes about hotels, housing, come to join the organization as well. In shopping, and just an array of informa- fact, there are some gentlemen who are tion about living and traveling in vari- members. For more information about Expats Women of Color or to inquire ous parts of the world. Today, Expats Women of Color has about joining or starting a professional over 2200 members in 35 countries, or collegiate chapter please contact Cha and still growing. “We are a network Jones at 615.732.2672 or visit the webmembership organization that focuses sites www.expatwomenofcolor.com and on professional (jobs) and personal de- www.thenomadicchick.com velopment. We provide resources and information for women who are work-

Get Ready for Summer - Healthy and Naturally By Janice Malone

Nashville-based best-selling author Carol Batey has a new line of natural food products that are both healthy and tasty. Carol’s Vibration Cooking Products are now available throughout the area just in time for the spring/summer season. Products include: Cranberry,raspberry and cherry marmalades; apple butter with cloves; cinnamon, peppermint and sweetened with 100% grape juice concentrate; and raspberry, apple and hot pepper jams,are just a few of the available items. “My food products are all diabetic friendly,” says Batey. “I use Stevia, which is a natural plant based sweetener, and grape juice for many of my products. I have several customers who are diabetics but they love my foods and have no problems.” Carol’s been selling her naturally prepared food products for about two years but she mastered the skill of food canning almost 31 years ago. She says, “I started canning mostly as a hobby for economic reasons. So what started out as doing something for a past time has now become a full fledge business.” Some of Carol’s top-sellers culinary products are the various chutneys—especially the green beans, zucchini, apple chutney and the green tomato chutney with Indian spices. “All of the

vegetables in my products come straight from the garden. It’s important to me to work with local farmers.” says Ms. Batey.

Carol says she’s proud to have several farmers as regular customers for her food products. “I know most farmers are very picky about the foods they eat because they know quality foods. That’s why it’s such an honor that I have many of them buying my products.” In addition to the natural food products, Batey now has a new line of natural skin care items—Vibrations Skincare Products by Carol. Products include a grain cleanser, toners, body scrub, creams, and shea butters. Just like the food products, the skincare line features natural ingredients such as: comfrey, the plantain weed, calendula, marigold and others. According to Carol, many

customers have reported that certain skin conditions have been healed by using these products. “My skincare products contain Vitamin E but I have no preservatives in them, so they have to be refrigerated because of all the natural ingredients. They’re just that pure,” she says. Carol has even created a natural holistic bug repellant (Green Tea Wormwood) that customers are buying like crazy. “My customers are getting ready for the summer with my new bug spray. The ingredients are natu-

featured in The Tennesseean last year, local TV shows and other regional publications. Carol’s products are now selling in 22 outlets throughout Nashville and surrounding areas including: Orbit Health Food (Nashville) store features both the food and skincare line. Hey Rooster; Shine Worthy Teas in Hickory Hollow; the Sunshine Nutrition Center in Murfreesboro; The Beehive in Hendersonville. Whole Foods Green Hills features Carol’s various books on holistic healing and living a motivational lifestyle. The Cheekwood Botanical Gardens gift shop (the Pineapple Room) sells her natural bug repellent products, lotion bars and green tea and shea butters. Customers can also purchase the items on the Pick Tennessee website www.picktnproducts.org But while you’re out shopping during you can also find Carol doing her product demonstrations and food samples at the Farmer’s Market Nashville, Farmer’s Market Donelson locations. For more information about Carol’s product and the complete list of locations on where to purchase give her a call at: ral and it works,” says Carol. The success Phone 615 485-4548 of her various products is bringing Ms. Email: carol37076@aol.com Website: www.artlifestylecoach.com Batey new found recognition. She’s been


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THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

Winners of NYC Nashville Cultural Exchange Competition ture between NYC’s Metropolitan Room - www.metropolitanroom.com In the fall of 2013, twelve cabaret and Nashville’s Absinthe Cabaret artists came together at NYC’s MET- www.abcab.net ROPOLITAN ROOM to compete for Below are the four winners of the four places to come to Music City and NYC Nashville Cultural Exhcange perform. On May 9th, Sue Matsuki, Competition who will be heading to Julia Simpson, Jerry Costanzo and NYC to perform at the Metropolitan Tracy Stark made their Nashville de- Room this fall. buts in the Grand Ball Room of The Hermitage Hotel and twelve young Chuck Adams Nashville artists competed for four www.reverbnation.com/imchuckadams Callie Hopper spots to go to NYC this fall. Below are the four winners of the NYC - Nash- www.reverbnation.com/calliehopper Brittney Spencer ville Cultural Exchange Competition www.reverbnation.com/brittnicx who will be heading to NYC to perEvan Gibb form at the Metropolitan Room this in www.reverbnation.com/evangibb November. This competition was a joint venBy Jaz Dorsey

Be sure to check our weekly events calendar on Page B1 to see what’s going on around Nashville! Send your upcoming calendar events to tribunenews1@aol.com

Simon Kidgits Club Welcomes Young Foodies and Families

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NASHVILLE, TN — Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), a leading global retail real estate company, is stirring up tasty fun for families as Simon Kidgits Club Super Duper Lil ChefsSM makes its annual appearance at Opry Mills on Saturday, May 31 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the Entertainment Stage. Lil Chefs events are being presented at approximately 100 Simon® shopping centers nationwide to get kids learning about the craft of cooking and having fun with food. The hands-on atmosphere of Simon Kidgits Club Super Duper Lil Chefs will engage both parents and children in exploring the endless imaginative possibilities of pairing creativity with cuisine. The event menu offers a variety of food-focused festivities ranging from cooking demonstrations to etiquette lessons and craft-making with meal items. Other food-inspired activities include cookie decorating, a tea cup relay, candy necklace decorating with IT’SUGAR and mini volcano building with Rainforest Cafe. Additionally, Simon Kidgits Club® is teaming up with Lil Chefs presenting sponsor Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for the launch of Sophia Grace & Rosie’s Royal Adventure, coming to DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD. The super-cute, talented two-some of Sophia Grace and Rosie sang and danced their way to stardom on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and now families can see the little, lovable performers in their first original live-action movie. In celebration of the Sophia Grace & Rosie’s Royal Adventure release, attendees will enjoy a special viewing of the film, crown and tiara decorating and a free song and lyrics download of “Celebration” from the movie’s soundtrack. Also as part of Lil Chefs events, kids are encouraged to help those in need by bringing a non-perishable food item to Opry Mills to be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “Simon Kidgits Club pro-

vides the community ongoing opportunities to enhance the shopping experience at Simon properties,” said Jayne Stilson, assistant vice president of business development for Simon Brand Ventures, the business-to-consumer division of Simon Property Group. “Lil Chefs events are designed to immerse families in discovering that enjoying food doesn’t have to be limited to meal time and make visiting the mall an even more memorable experience.”

The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3 to 8. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games. Simon Kidgits Club programs have engaged more than 1.8 million parents and kids since its inception. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club and Simon Kidgits Club Super Duper Lil Chefs events, visit www.simon.com/kidgits For more information on Opry Mills or a complete list of retailers and events, please call (615) 514-1000 or visit www.oprymills.com


THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

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All Things Nashville

Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent With Memorial Day coman event that results in doom ing up this weekend I am exfor both humans and mutants. cited about all things that have This is by far the best of the seto do with summer: White parries and will be one of the bigties, cookouts, drinks by the gest summer movies. Expectpool and seeing tons of movies to have to do a review of all with my family and friends. The Tribune’s Social Media By Sharanda Nechole the past X-Men movies. You will be expected to remember Director Jason Luntz and I had so much fun reviewing the movies, that it events from the previous ones. Look for was hard for me to want to finish doing my Quicksilver to steal the show. May 23 with real work. Remember that movies are fun a PG-13 rating Think Like A Man 2 -All the couples whether you are solo or with a group of people. The key is to sit back, enjoy, and let are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but your imagination run free. Happy Memo- things go awry when their misadventures get them into some compromising siturial Day!!! ations. Expect- to be laughing your butt Here are my top 5 Summer off the entire time as Kevin Hart takes the Blockbuster Picks Chef- A chef who loses his restaurant main stage in this sequel. Will Packer job starts up a food truck in an effort to promises to bring in big numbers as his reclaim his creative promise, while piec- newly formed production company hits the ing back together his estranged family. big screen once again. Opens June 20 with Expect- a cast of A -list actors to give you a PG-13 rating Get on Up- based on the incredible a surprisingly funny performance in this light hearted movie for those who love life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film food, food trucks, and love. In limited the- will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking aters now with an R rating. Belle - this independent movie is based audiences on the journey from his impovon the true story of an illegitimate biracial erished childhood to his evolution into one woman named Dido Belle, the film tells of the most influential figures of the 20th her story of growing up in British aristoc- century – Expect- to see an all-star cast to racy. Though Belle’s lineage affords her shine. Opens August 01 and has not yet certain privileges, the color of her skin been rated Sharanda Nechole is a lifestyle speprevents her from being able to participate in any social circles. Expect- a love story cialist who has worked in event planning, and its challenges as it deals with racism in music and film for over 2 decades. For 18th century Britain. Opens May 23 with more on what’s new, hot and exciting in urban Nashville follow her on Twitter @ a PG rating. X-Men: Days of Future Past-The X- sharandanechole. By Sharanda Nechole

KAM’S KOLUMN GaGa Over Gugu!

Kam Williams

By Kam Williams

Born in Oxford, England on June 30, 1983, Gugu Mbatha-Raw trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her first professional role was as Celia in an open air production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Gugu subsequently landed roles at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre where she performed the title roles of Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, the latter opposite Andrew “Spider-Man” Garfield. In 2008, she was selected as a ‘Star of Tomorrow’ by the showbiz industry magazine Screen International. A couple of years later, Gugu starred as Samantha Bloom in the NBC-TV series, “Undercovers,” for which she was nominated for an NAACP award. She recently finished filming Jupiter Ascending with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. Here, Gugu, who divides her time between L.A. and London, talks about playing the title character in Belle, a biopic about Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804), the orphaned offspring of an African slave and a British ship captain who was raised in England by her father’s rich relations. KW: I have a lot of questions for you for you from fans. Children’s book author Irene Smalls asks: What interested you in the film and how did you feel about the idea of

playing Dido Belle? GMR: There were so many wonderful things that drew me to this project. First and foremost, the historical elements, the fact that this character really existed and that the script was inspired by a real painting. That was fascinating to me because, as a biracial girl growing up in England, I’d never really seen any historical characters who looked like me depicted on film before that weren’t being brutalized

see in Belle at all relatable in today’s more enlightened times? GMR: Yeah, I think Belle is incredibly relatable, not only insofar as the issue of race, which is probably, on the surface, the most obvious one, but also in terms of the ambiguity and nuances of racism. After all, Belle’s position was ambiguous. She was the daughter of a slave, but her father was in the aristocracy. I think that affords us the opportunity

ENTERTAINMENT TERRI’S BOOK REVIEW ‘1954 The Year Willie Mays...’ by Bill Madden

nied a spot on at least one team whose owners refused to sign a black player. In 1954, he signed a contract for $13,000 You know the and became a Giant. Mid-season, Errules. Each base nie Banks joined the Cubs as “one of must be touched, Terri Schlichenmeyer each ball hit with- the elite players in the Negro Leagues.” in bounds – or so Hank Aaron was brought up for the you hope. No spitballs, corked bats, Braves, though he’d been mercilessly pine tar, or steroids. Four bases to run. (and racially) derided for his running style. Other talented black players folThree strikes, you’re out. Those are the basics of baseball. But lowed them to the majors, and at the rules, of course, can be changed, just end of the 1954 season, fans gathered to like the game itself “witness the first World and in the new book Series game in history “1954” by Bill Madwith players of color on den, you’ll see how both teams,” a game bethe game was altween the Indians and tered forever by one the Giants. simple fix. Four teams (the YanIt was a time kees, the Tigers, the when Perry Como Phillies, and the Red dominated the muSox) had yet to intesic charts and Elvis grate. Recognize those was just some kid in names? It’s likely that Memphis. The Cold War raged; Brown you do, especially if vs. Board of Educayou’re a baseball fan tion was decided; – and there’s so much and radio was king, more here for you if you although everybody are. For everybody else, wanted a televithough, “1954” will be sion set on which an eye-crossing, headto watch a few brief “1954: The Year Willie Mays and The spinning mix of staprograms on a hand- First Generation of Black Superstars ful of stations. It Changed Major League Baseball For- tistics and stories that ever” by Bill Madden c.2014, Da Capo won’t mean nearly as was 1954 and, like Press, $25.99, 290 pages much. In the lightningmuch of the world, fast manner of a sportscaster, author Bill baseball was in the midst of change, too. Though Jackie Robinson had bro- Madden tells a story that goes beyond ken baseball’s color line seven years Jackie Robinson’s history-making 1947 earlier, many teams had rosters that debut. Readers will learn why 1954 was were still completely white. The Dodg- so important to the game; how racism ers were “the most aggressive” on tack- continued to taint the industry for at ling segregation with six black players least a few more months after this iconthat year. The Indians had five and the ic season; and how, sixty years ago and Giants, four. That complete desegregadespite that it had been around awhile, tion was coming was obvious, despite protests against it and owner reluctance. the game was really still evolving. I can’t stress enough that this is not a Willie Mays, returning after two book for casual ball-watchers or followyears in the Army, was one of baseball’s 38 (out of 536) black players in ers of modern baseball. No, it’s for fans 1954. Mays had been spotted by scouts who love the history of the game. For while still in high school, but was de- that kind of person, “1954” rules. Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer

RYCH’S CORNER

EXHALE Cruises Into Season Two!

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GuGu Mbatha-Raw in a scene from the new film “Belle”

or playing slaves. It was refreshing to know that there had been a biracial girl in the aristocracy. I felt that that was a perspective on history that had been so much overlooked. I was also drawn in by the romance, the beautiful love story at the core of the drama, having grown up with Jane Austen’s classics like “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility.” I just thought that would be a fascinating period to explore…So, I felt that Belle had a wonderful number of layers that made it a fascinating project. KW: Environmental activist Grace Sinden asks: Is the prejudice we

to explore those gray areas, the little slip-ups and subtle comments that are made in society. To me, that’s very contemporary, as is the issue of identity. I think, irrespective of your race, everybody has moments in life where they don’t fit in, or where they try to puzzle through who they really are or to find the courage of their convictions. I think this story really is about finding the courage to be your true self. And I think that is an eternal, universal theme, and a very inspiring one. So, yes, Grace, there’s a lot of contemporary stuff in the film, despite its being set in the 18th Century.

Magic Johnson’s ESPiRE cable network introduced a ground breaking new talk/ discussion show last season titled “Exhale” which garnered rave reviews and a ratings winning viewership. According to the “Exhale’s” Executive Producer Lynne Robinson, the show’s format will include intimate, spirited and honest dialogue which can cause laughter or crying via provocative and enlightening discussions. The show has five African American female co-hosts where each brings her unique perspective to the table. They include Rene Syler former anchor for the CBS-TV’s “The Early Show” who is also an author and blogger. Next are Angela BurtMurray, journalist and former Ed-In-Chief of Essence Magazine; Malinda Williams, actress (Soul Food, The Wood); Erin Jackson, Comedian and Issa Rae, writer and actress. The show airs weekly on Wednesdays at 8:00 (PM EST) When asked what the viewers may expect from the new season Angela Burt-Murray says, “I’m very excited about the second season of “Exhale,”. I think it’s a wonderful show that shows another side and dimension to African American women. We have very honest, poignant, funny and relatable conversations about issues that not only impact African American women but the community as a whole.” Erin Jackson adds, “What makes “Exhale” special is that you are going to see all of the stars you love, people with faces you know. But because we are weekly, it’s not just them coming on to promote a book. TV show or movie. It’s your favorite stars talking about what’s important to them in their real lives.

l-r, Boris Kodjoe, wife Nicole Ari Parker and Exhale co-host Malinda Williams Photo by ESPire

And we (the hosts) know each other a lot better this season so I think the shows are going to be even better than they were our first season. I’m really looking forward to it and I know the viewers are going to enjoy it too.” Issa Rae explains, “In addition to the dynamic guests we have on each show and devolving into some of their personal stories that I never would have known just being a fan. I think our (the hosts) relationships have grown stronger. Learning a lot about each of my individual co-hosts has been a joy this season.” Malinda Williams rounds out the crew expressing herself, “I certainly have to agree with all of my co-host. I was a very exciting season this go around. And I quite frankly did not think that we were going to be able to talk our first season because we had such a good time, we had guests and we really engaged in some very relevant conversations. But we managed to do it in the second season.


4A The Tennessee Tribune

THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

HEALTH

May is Mental Health Month

without considering the other hinders our ability to fully understand and improve a For far too long, physical and mental person’s overall health. As both a psychiatrist and pediatrihealth concerns have been diagnosed and treated separately. Mental healthcare pro- cian, I know this firsthand. In addition to viders have historically treated patients positively impacting quality and lowering from the neck up, and other providers – costs, effectively integrating mental and primary care physicians and a range of physical healthcare can help create better specialists – have handled health concerns outcomes for patients and even increase a from the neck down. Today, we know person’s lifespan. Alarmingly, statistics show that people that mental health is inextricably linked to physical health and that treating one with serious mental illness die an average By Karen Rhea, M.D.

25 years earlier than people without mental illness. The cause of death among this population is not, as many assume, suicide, a violent act or an accident. Rather, these deaths are primarily attributed to preventable and treatable physical health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, infections, respiratory disease and obesity. The data showing connections between mental and physical health are staggering. Depression has been linked to a higher incidence of chronic pain and diabetes. Stress has been shown to be a stronger predictor of heart disease than high cholesterol, cigarette smoking or obesity. Diagnosable mental health conditions cause more disability each year than chronic diseases like asthma and arthritis. According to the American Hospital Association, 68 percent of adults with mental health conditions have a physical medical condition that could benefit from treatment or monitoring, and 29 percent of adults with medical conditions have co-occurring mental health disorders that they may not realize they have. We must encourage people to consider both their mental health and physical health needs. People need to seek assistance if they are facing depression or anxiety so they can quickly get to the root of the problem and prevent the physical deterioration that will inevitably result. Patients should talk openly with doctors about emotional as well as physical wellbeing, and, as healthcare providers, we must work to rectify a fragmented healthcare system by collaborating with one another to treat the whole person – from head to toe. May is Mental Health Month, an annual time to raise awareness of mental health and addiction disorders as well as the effective treatments that are available. It also is an ideal time for us to start a conversation about changing the way healthcare

Dr. Karen Rhea

is delivered so mental and physical health will cease to be considered independently of one another. We must come together to protect the health of those who will face a mental or physical illness – or both – this year and provide the resources needed to effectively combat these issues. Centerstone is among today’s progressive healthcare organizations that are leading the way to better care and improved patient outcomes. Through the comprehensive services offered at our new Dede Wallace Campus outpatient facility and campus and the Frank Luton Center in Nashville, as well as our Madison location on Gallatin Road, we are making it possible for people to easily access both physical and mental health services under one roof. This integrated approach is helping us put people on the fast track to recovery and enable them to achieve sustained better health. Karen Rhea, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer at Centerstone. For more information or to schedule an appointment at Centerstone, visit www.centerstone.org or call 615-460-HELP (4357).

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The Tennessee Tribune 5A

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Vanderbilt Drops Home Series By Ron Wynn

A combination of tough pitching and some late-inning offensive heroics from South Carolina resulted in the Vanderbilt Commodores dropping a 6-3 series finale Saturday at home. The loss ended the Commodores’ SEC season with a 17-13 record, and prevented them from being one of the top four teams in the league. Instead, they were forced into an early round game on Tuesday against the Tennessee Volunteers, a team that took two of three from them during a series in Knoxville last month. It was also a disappointment in that the Commodores’ usually reliable bullpen was unable to stop the Gamecock’s rally in the eighth inning. South Carolina starting pitcher Wil Crowe struck out nine over seven-plus innings, while limiting Vanderbilt to two runs. The Commodores took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning on a double by Bryant Reynolds that scored Xavier Turner, and a singer from Zander Wiel that brought Reynolds home. But the relief corps faltered, starting with Adam Revenelle. Revenelle entered the game with a spotless record (3-0) but ended up getting his first loss. He loaded the bases, then was relieved by Ben Bowden. Bowden’s first pitch was hit by Kyle Martin for a run-scoring single, giving South Carolina a 3-2 lead. Then Joey Panakake and DC Arendas had consecutive singles off Brian Miller, which eventually made it 6-2. Dansby Swanson had a run-scoring single for Vanderbilt in the bottom of the inning, but South Carolina got a strikeout from Xavier Turner with two on that ended both the inning and Vanderbilt’s final scoring threat.

BY RON WYNN TSU Greats Receive Overdue Recognition

Hawkins Field at Vanderbilt was sold out for the weekend, but unfortunately the Commodores dropped two of three to South Carolina.

South Carolina had also won the opener, but the Commodores bounced back to take the Saturday contest 9-3 in one of their finest offensive showings all season. They scored four runs in the opening inning and were never in any trouble. Vanderbilt had five singles during that inning. The Commodores had another fivehit flurry in the fifth inning, scoring four more runs. Wiel had his fifth home run of the season during that frame, one of three extra base hits for the Commodores during the fifth. Former relief ace turned starter Carson Fulmer had his fifth consecutive win since moving into the rotation. He did have some control problems, walking six during his 5 2/3 inning performance. His scoreless streak also ended in the second inning. Fulmer had half his walks in that inning, one of them a bases-loaded walk to Patrick Harrington that snapped the streak.

Still, the Commodores took three of their final four SEC series, and kept alive their goal of getting back to the College World Series by finishing strong in league play. They came into the South Carolina series ranked number 15 in the country, and their final record of 40-16 shows how good they were against nonSEC competition (23-3). But a couple of wins in the SEC Tournament, which runs from Tuesday through Sunday in Hoover, Alabama, would go a long way toward making them one of the 16 teams that gets to host a regional in the forthcoming NCAA Tournament. If they won the opener, Vanderbilt had to face LSU on Wednesday. The team that won that game would oppose the winner of the Ole Miss game. The opening games were single elimination, with subsequent games being double elimination up to the weekend semifinals and finals.

Vols Get Big SEC Victory Against Florida By Ron Wynn

It has been a long time since the Tennessee Volunteers qualified for post-season play, but they achieved that goal Saturday with a 7-5 victory over the Florida Gators. The Gators had already clinched the SEC regular season title, but the win was still a big one for UT. Playing in arguably the toughest baseball conference in the country, Tennessee had not made it to the SEC Tournament since 2007. Even though they finished with a losing record in overall league competition (12-18), the Vols managed to qualify for the Tournament, which had been a season-long goal for coach Dave Serrano. “We did it,” Serrano said in a press release. “I’m so proud of this group because I feel they’re now set the bar of what is going to be expected in this program each and every year.” Making the triumph even better was the fact the Vols had to rally. A. J. Simcox twice tired the score with hits and then later scored the winning run omn Derek Lance’s single. The victory helped them bounce back from a 4-2 loss they suffered Friday. Taylor Smart had a solo homer for the Vols, but they were otherwise held

Tennessee’s opening round opponent on Tuesday in Hoover, Alabama. Tennessee and Vanderbilt weren’t the only area teams to make postseason tournaments over the weekend. The MTSU Blue Raiders clinched the number four seed in the Conference USA Tournament Saturday with a 10-7 home win over Marshall. Ryan Stephens had a home run and Jake Ingold a three-run triple. MTSU finished 17-13 in the league and 30-25 overall, while Marshall’s Conference USA record was 10-19 and their overall mark was 20-31. MTSU’s first game was against the number five seed Old Dominion on Wednesday. It’s been a rough year for Belmont The Volunteers ended a seven-year drought in impressive fashion Sunday, beating and they have no postseason aspirations, regular season champion Florida to reach but they took of three from Tennessee the SEC Tournament. Tech over the weekend. Tech avoided in check by the Gators pitching staff. a sweep Saturday with a 3-2 victory in Florida finished the regular season 21-9 extra innings. Zach Stephens’ homer in in the SEC, 37-19 overall and ranked the top of the 10th inning gave Tech the victory and improved their OVC record number 13. Tennessee’s overall mark was 31-22. to 18-12 (38-17 overall). Belmont is 12-16-1 in the OVC, and They were 19-4 outside the league, with their most impressive SEC feat coming 24-30-1 overall. Tyler Walsh’s home run in April at home when they took two of with two outs in the bottom of the ninth three from defending SEC champion on Friday gave the Bruins a 2-1 victory, Vanderbilt. The Commodores were also their second straight in the series.

Coming Next Week It’s Tournament time for NCAA baseball teams, with Vanderbilt, UT and MTSU vying to win the SEC and Conference USA titles and also get a berth in the NCAA Tournament. We’re also down to the Final Four in the NBA, with Indiana and Miami facing each in the East, and San Antonio opposing Oklahoma City in the West. Plus coverage of the Sounds, and any significant developments with either the Titans or Predators, all next week in the Tennessee Tribune.

ON THIS DAY On This Day in 1990 Andre Dawson sat a strange Major League Baseball record. He was intentionally walked five times in a game. But Dawson, who played 21 years for four teams, did many other far more significant things in his great career. He won eight Gold Gloves and four Silver Slugger awards, while being one of only eight players in MLB history to have over 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases. A 1987 winner of the Most Valuable Player Award in the National League, Dawson was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

When segregation was at its peak and HBCU’s were the only place most Black athletes could perform, their exploits seldom received the widespread coverage they deserved. Although the Black press extensively covered HBCU football, basketball, baseball, track & field and many other sports, their white journalistic counterparts mostly ignored these schools except in rare cases. Things haven’t changed much today, but occasionally HBCU greats do get their just due publicity wise. That was certainly the case last week for both Eldridge Dickey and the threetime NAIA national championship TSU basketball team. Dickey was formally inducted into the Tennessee Hall of Fame, while the national champions were honored for their achievement of being the first HBCU team to win three consecutive national titles. Even some longtime football fans aren’t aware of Eldridge Dickey’s exploits as a TSU quarterback, but a good case can be made for him being the finest all-round athlete ever at that position for the school. Dickey was the starting QB from 1965-68. During that time he passed for 6,523 yards and 67 touchdowns. He led the 1966 team to such onfield dominance that they averaged 41 points a game while giving up just four. They earned the national Black college championship that year, and would play in bowl games in both 1965 and 1966. Dickey later became the first Black QB to be drafted by a pro football team, but he wound up on the Oakland Raiders along with fellow QB draftee (and white) Ken Stabler. Dickey never even got a shot at starting, and was converted to wide receiver. He was a member of the 1968 Raiders’ AFL championship team, but his pro career never took off, in large part because his spirit was crushed by the refusal of any team to let him play QB. He later became a minister, and in 2005 was posthumously chosen as the starter on the alltime HBCU football team. Had he come along in this era, with his speed and passing ability (a great thrower with either hand) he’d undoubtedly get the opportunity to lead a team. But at least he’s now being recognized as a Hall-of-Famer. The 1957-59 TSU team under the leadership of legendary coach John McClendon put the fast break into the game with a vengeance. McLendon’s teams scored over 100 points a game 26 times during that championship stretch, and one year won 32 games, still a school record. Dick Barnett, who’d go on later to NBA fame with the Lakers and Knicks, twice was chosen Most Valuable Player during championship seasons (58 and 59). He and John Barnhill were the key players on those squads, whose relentless offense often led to double-digit victories in championship contests. This is not to minimize or slight the accomplishments of the many other worthy entrants into this year’s Hall of Fame class. Many of them, particularly Bridgette Gordon, Eddie George and Popeye Jones are folks whose greatness I witnessed first hand over the years and greatly enjoyed. But the exposure and recognition given this year to Eldridge Dickey and the 57-59 TSU championship teams is a highlight, especially for those of us who constantly watch the accomplishments of HBCIU athletes ignored or overlooked.


6A The Tennessee Tribune

THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

SPORTS

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Nashville Sounds Remain in First Place

as the Sounds scored five times. Sounds’ starter Michael Blazek did The Nashville Sounds had dropped not pitch very long, going out after only their two previous games, but they kept two innings. He didn’t allow any runs, their slim first place lead over Mem- gave up two hits, walked one and struck phis and Round Rock over the weekend. out one. They took the final two games of the series over Oklahoma City, winning Sunday 2-1 and Saturday 10-4. Top pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson won his fifth game in six starts Sunday. Nelson gave up only five hits over seven innings before being relieved by Brent Logan in the eighth. Closer Donovan Hand pitched the final 1 1/3 innings, getting his seventh save. The Sounds got both runs in the fifth, thanks to three hits. Jeremy Hermida singled, then socred on Taylor Green’s double. Green scored on Kevin Mattison’s single. Mike Foltynewicz (3-3) took the loss for Oklahoma City. The offensive star Saturday night was Sean Halton. He had two hits in four times at bat, getting both a double and triple. The Nashville Sounds shook off a tough Friday loss over the weekend, defeating Halton also tied his career high for Oklahoma City in consecutive games runs batted in, getting five. He had a Saturday and Sunday while maintaining bases clearing double in the third inning their one-game division lead. By Ron Wynn

NBA PLAYOFFS

Pacers Win Opener Against Miami Heat

Reliever Alfredo Figaro pitched 4 1/3 innings, and got the win, despite surrendering eight hits, four runs and four walks. But after the five-run third inning, the Sounds added another four in the fourth, countering three runs scored by Oklahoma City in the top of the fourth. With a 9-4 lead, Figaro was able to make it long enough for two other relief pitchers to wrap up the game. Oklahoma City got one last run in the seventh, with the Sounds adding their final tally in the eighth. That victory helped the Sounds forget an ugly loss on Friday. In that game, Nashville overcame an early three-run deficit by scoring five runs in the second inning. But they were held scoreless the rest of the game, while Okahoma City added two in the fourth, then got the game winner in the sixth. Sounds reliever Kyle Heckathorn (2-2) gave up Adron Chambers’ runscoring double that provided the final margin. Pete Orr and Taylor Green both singled with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning, putting runners on first and

third. But Irving Falu grounded out to end the game. Jeremy Hermida had three runs batted and hit his fourth home run of the season. The Sounds began the week with a 2220 record in the Pacific Coast League’s American South. They lead Memphis (21-21) and Round Rock (20-20) by one game, with New Orleans in the cellar at 18-24. Nashville had one more game with Oklahoma City on Monday, then continued their home stand with a five-game series against Omaha, the last-place team in the American North divison (1822). That includes a double-header Wednesday night that started at 6:05, with games Monday and Thursday at 7:05 and a Tuesday morning special at 11:05 a.m. Unfortunately the Sounds won’t be home during the Memorial Day Weekend. They’ll be at New Orleans as part of a four-game road series.

WOMENS TENNIS

By Ron Wynn

The Indiana Pacers put together their finest offensive game of the 2014 playoffs Sunday, rolling over the Miami Heat 107-96 at home to open the Eastern Conference Finals. The Pacers had previously dropped their home openers to both Atlanta and Washington, but they were never in any danger against the Heat, who’d won eight of nine playoff games before Sunday. At one point in the third quarter, Indiana had a 19-point lead, and the closest Miami got in the second half was eight points. Perhaps most surprisingly for the Heat was how effective the Pacers were from three-point territory. They shot almost 43 percent (42;9) for the game, and they hit six of their first seven from behind the arc. Meanwhile, the Heat, who had averaged only 10 turnovers a game in the previous two series, had three in the first six minutes and six in the first half. They were a step slow on defense, constantly leaving either Paul George, Lance Stephenson or George Hill wide open at the three point line. They were also hurt inside by the one-two duo of Roy Hibbert and David West. Hibbert had disappeared for large portions of the two prior series, but he was a big factor Sunday. Hibbert scored 19 points and added nine rebounds, while shooting 13 free throws. He only shot nine all seven games of the Atlanta series. West had 19 points and seven rebounds. Paul George led the Pacers with 24 points and seven assists. Dwayne Wade had 27 points and Lebron James had 25 with 10 rebounds. But they didn’t get much help from anyone else, with Chris Bosh being very in-

Despite several subpar games in the playoffs, the Indiana Pacers were at their best Sunday, defeating the Miami Heat 107-96 to open the Eastern Conference Finals.

effective from outside offensively and doing little on the boards or defensively against Hibbert and West. Indiana shot almost 60 percent (59.5) from the field in the first half, and it was the first time in their playoff history that all five starters were in double figures. But no one on the Pacers was in a celebratory mood, mainly because the Heat have previously lost the first game in four playoff series and gone on to win each one. “We’ve got nothing to celebrate,” the Pacers’ Hill told USA Today. “It’s not like we won a championship. It’s one game. Yes, it was good, but if we come out Tuesday and lay an egg this game won’t mean anything.” “The game’s still too fresh,” James said when asked for his reaction. “It’s hard to just say well we’ll do better in Game 2. We need to evaluate our mistakes and correct those things that we did wrong. There are a lot of things we need to correct before Game 2.” No one anticipates that either team will sweep the other, but Indiana’s onagain, off-again play had many experts convinced that the Heat would defeat them with ease. Sunday’s game showed that perception was completely wrong. While it’s doubtful that

Indiana will again shoot almost 60 percent from the floor in the first half, or make nearly 70 percent of their three-point tries for almost a half, they have now beaten the Heat three of five times this season. They match up well against them, and when Miami doesn’t get balanced scoring and contributions, they aren’t nearly as effective. The Western Conference Finals got underway Monday night in San Antonio, with the Spurs’ rival Oklahoma City suffering a big loss. Their leading rebounder and shot blocker Serge Ibaka hurt his calf in Game 6 against the Clippers and has been ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs. The Thunder beat the Spurs all four games in the regular season, but as the Heat just proved against the Nets, those stats don’t mean anything when the playoffs begin. San Antonio has a mild injury problem of its own, with Tony Parker nursing a sprained hamstring. But he’s definitely playing, although how effective he’ll be is questionable. But the Spurs are playing their best basketball of the season, which poses a formidable challenge for any team they face, let alone one missing a key player.

Serena Williams successfully defended her Italian Open title Sunday, setting herself up for the French Open that begins Sunday.

Serena Defends Title By Ron Wynn

When Serena Williams had to withdraw before the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open due to injury last week, there were some concerns that she might be having recurring health problems. But Williams put those fears to rest early Sunday, as she overpowered Sara Errani 6-3, 6-0 to win her third Italian Open and second consecutive title there. Williams also won last year and in 2002, and both previous times she took this event she went on to win the French Open, the second of the year’s four Grand Slam Tournaments. No Italian, male or female, has won the Italian Open since 1976, and prior to Errani, the last Italian women to reach the final did it in 1985. There was considerable fervor before the match, as a sellout crowd heard the Italian National Anthem played and began chanting Errani’s name.

Williams countered that with her trademark power game, particularly her serve. She had seven aces in the first set and got off to a 3-0 lead. Then things went from bad to worse for Errani, who at one point left the court and returned with her thigh wrapped and bandaged. On the final point of the first set she didn’t even make an attempt to reach the winning shot from Williams. Her mobility steadily worsened throughout the second set, as she was steamrolled by the relentless Williams. Not only didn’t she drop a set, she didn’t even lose many points. The injury not only prevented Errani from having much movement side to side, it also hindered her serve as Williams had no problem either reaching it or returning it, often for winners. Williams still wasn’t completely healthy, but was definitely in better shape than Errani, who later apologized to the

crowd for being unable to do better in the second set. “I’m sorry,” Errani said on the podium.”You (the crowd) were unbelievable all week. I tried to do my best and stayed on the court only for you.” Williams also acknowledged she wasn’t in top condition, telling USA Today that “I’m not 100 percent, but I just kind of kept on going on adrenaline.” She also acknowledged that her opponent, who had previously been outstanding in prior matches, wasn’t herself in the final. “I’m also sorry for Sara today,” Williams said. “She really played great all week.” The victory will keep Williams atop the world rankings as the French Open approaches, though clay courts aren’t her best surface. But she’ll enter the Open as the favorite, and remains the consensus choice as both tennis’ finest female player and its top worldwide attraction.


THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

The Tennessee Tribune 7A

METRO SPORTS NEWS

By Scott Wallace

Venom Jolly, Kelly Named PIFL Players of the Week NASHVILLE- The Professional Indoor Football League announced that two Nashville Venom players were named Player of the Week for games played in Week Eight. Wide receiver Jordan Jolly won the offensive award and linebacker Anthony Kelly won on defense. Jolly, who was a healthy scratch two weeks ago, caught 13 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Kelly had three total tackles; an interception and a fumble recovery for a touchdown that helped the Venom get a 53-38 road victory against Lehigh-Valley. The duo are the fourth and fifth Venom players to receive the honor and the second time two Venom players were named in the same week. “I named the whole team the players of the game because that was a team effort,” said Head Coach Billy Back. “Jordan worked hard this week with new quarterback Charles McCulNashville Venom wide receiver lum. He worked Jordan Jolly after practice running routes and it showed. We sat him a couple of weeks ago and he got the message. AK has been working his tail off all season. This is a well-deserved honor for both. Winning helps in getting these awards. I hope we keep winning and guys keep being honored.” Jolly’s 13 receptions and 173 yards are the most this season in the PiFL. The speedy wide out is now second on the team behind Phillip Barnett with eight touchNashville Venom linebacker downs. He joins Anthony Kelly former quarterback Alex Carder (Week Four. Kicker Garrett Morgan won special teams in the same week) as the only two Venom players to be named player of the week this season. “We finally got our chemistry where we need it I feel,” said Jolly. “Charles first got in synch with the offensive line then with the receivers. I honestly feel that we have the best receiving group in the league. If one player is down, someone else steps up. This was my week, next week it may be someone else. New Venom quarterback When coach sat me I decided to take it upon myCharles McCullum self to get it going. It felt good to get back on track.” Kelly joined linebacker Will Johnson as the only two defensive players to score for the Venom this year. Defensive back Corry Stewart was named defensive player of the week in Week Two. Kelly gives credit to the whole team for the honor. “Our defensive line played lights out,” said the four year pro from Florida State. “We they play like that it makes it easy for Will and me to make plays. The secondary was back to their old self. They got their hands on some balls. I am excited to win this award but I know it just wasn’t me that won it.”

Thompson have agreed to help. A strong contingent from Metropolitan Nashville Public School are helping all including coaches; Ty Wilson, Arcentae Broome and Eric Townsend from Maplewood, Coach Raymond Pratcher of Pearl-Cohn, Coach Avery Patton of East Nashville and MNPS employee Kina Cleveland. Tennessee State University students Michael Curtis and Alicia Bailey and East Nashville basketball mothers Vanessa Scott and Princess Washington have also agreed to be on the committee. Scott’s son Christian was the first to announce he would participate. “Having my family in this has been extremely special to me,” said Scott Wallace. We also have key people in place to make this a success. When I look at the names of the committee I am humbled. They all have said that they are excited about it. My wife and I believe in leaving a legacy. To have my nephew (Walter Wallace III) design the logos and my son JaQuan to manage and construct the website makes this even better for me. Then to have Mike and Alicia willing to lend their support as students is rewarding to me. Chris Scott agreeing to play is a key. He is the type of player that gets overlooked. He excels in three sports. He will be able to show off his athletic ability. A recruiter may go back to their school and talk to their football or track coach about players like that.” For more information go to www.wallaceallstarweekend.com or call (615)6688694.

The Tennessee Tribune High School Sports Information Intern Opportunity

The Tennessee Tribune is offering an opportunity for high school students that are interested in writing to showcase their skills weekly in the Tennessee Tribune Metro Sports Page. The student, which will be chosen by the school, will be responsible for a weekly report on the latest in sports at their school. They will also be asked to submit pictures, schedules and statistics. The Metro Sports Page was started in September of 2013. It has made room for three college students to contribute to it as interns. The Tennessee Tribune is at the cutting edge of multi-media concepts. This will allow your student to write stories, be able to work on WTNTribune Radio and also contribute on the weekly video forum Take Ten on Tuesdays. This opportunity would expose students into the inner workings of sports writing, High School All Star Game to broadcasting and get the word out about student athletes from their own perspecCelebrate Fatherhood tive. The page is updated throughout the week on the Tennessee Tribune’s website. By Tennessee Tribune Staff Writer For more information contact Tennessee Tribune Metro Page Writer Scott Wallace at On June 14, 2014, The Wallace Family Foundation will host the first annual Scott (615)668-8694 or you can email him at scott.wallace@wtntrib.com. C. Wallace All Star Weekend. The basketball games will feature unsigned high school girls and boys seniors in the Davidson County area. The event will take place at Antioch Ravens Youth Football Sign-up Maplewood High School and the doors will open at 1:00 p.m. College recruiters and coaches from across the nation will be in attendance as this event is a sort of last ditch The Antioch Ravens have started signing effort for graduating seniors to showcase their talents. up youth ages 5-12 years old for their youth “Helping students get to college has been a dream of my husband’s for years,” said Wallace Foundation CEO Harriet Vaughan-Wallace. “The family started the foun- football and cheerleader teams. The organidation as a Father’s Day gift to him a few years ago. Since then we have been plan- zation is in its inaugural year and hopes that ning to do this as this will be a successful venture. For more sort of a kick off for it. Scott does information you can go to www.antiochraa lot of hard work vensyouthfootbal.org or call (615)574-0091. for students that may not get the Bench Press recognition or Tune in every week at 3 p.m. Central Time to the Bench Press hosted by Scott exposure from the mainstream Wallace and Jason Sales on the Tennessee Tribune’s radio station WTNTribune Ramedia. What is dio. exciting is that no one has said no Venom Injection to us when asked for help with this. Tune in to WTNTribune We have some Radio every Tuesday and extremely distinSaturday at 4:30 p.m. Cenguished and respected community members on the committee. For us, this is exciting.” The NFL Alumni Association Chapter of tral Time for the only weekly Tennessee led by president and show on the Nashville Venformer Tennessee Titan Al Smith is om the Venom Injection Show. Hear from Head Coach Billy Back, Defensive Backs on board. Also, Coach Cromwell Stewart and Venom players about the inside scoop of the only areThe FANS Inc. na football team in Nashville. and it’s executive director Mark North. Program Manager Robert Taylor of the New Life Fatherhood Program has agreed to sponsor. Former Fisk University basketball coaches Jay Smith and Tony


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THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

RELIGION

Competitive Christians and the Role and Value of Service Rev. Jason Curry, Phd. of Fisk Memorial Chapel At first glace, competition and Christianity seem to be two incompatible ideas. For example, competition in the world of business may mean maximizing profits at the expense of creating jobs for people. Most people will agree that terminating people to make excessive profits is unethical and should be avoided at all costs; therefore, competition, at least as it is sometimes expressed in business, has no place in the Christian message. Jesus, however, understands our competitive nature. In fact, he seems to sense its presence among his beloved disciples. During his final meal (i.e., The Last Supper) with his disciples, Luke says: “And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest (Luke 22:24).” Jesus replied: “… he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve (Luke 22:26).” In Matthew, Jesus explicitly says: “The greatest among you shall be your servant (Matthew 23:11 and 20:26).” If we are like the disciples, and unable to escape our need or desire for competition, let us

embrace the words of Jesus, and allow our competitive nature to be used in service for the Lord. When doing the work of the Lord (e.g., building ministries or church membership), Christians should never compete against other Christians. We should complete against the world to bring new souls to Christ. However, if our competitive nature demands that we have the “best” singing voice, the most comprehensive educational experience, the most profitable career, and the greatest influence among our peers in both professional and personal circles, then we must also work the hardest to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17), to seek the Lord while He may be found (Isaiah 55:6) and constantly rely on the guidance of the Holy Spirit (John 14:26) so that our accomplishments may be used to the glory of God and the uplifting of humanity. Our competitive ambition should equal our Christian service. Yes, competition must be tempered by Christ so that God may smile on all that we say and do.

an exceptionally long one—like Psalm 119—but just a few verses. Try reading the above verses of Psalm 89. Getting to know God personally is a wonderful thing. Your relationship with Him will grow closer each day. From the depths of my heart, I want the Word of God to come alive for those who seek Him. The aim is to make Regina M. Prude the Word personal. Here’s a secret. I love taking In Your name I rejoice all day the promises of God’s kindness long, and in Your righteousness and divine favor and personalI am exalted. For You are the izing them. (You should do this glory of my strength, and in Your too!) Then, I know that those favor my horn is exalted. promises are all mine. Psalm 89:16-17 As parents and mentors, encourage young people within Here’s a parenting or mentor- your reach to read the Bible and ing assignment. For parents or remember that, even though mentors of pre-teens, teens and these inspired words were writcollege students, please give your ten long before they were born, young charges some summer God is saying their name! literature reading assignments. I have a young friend who I’m Nothing improves written com- mentoring—I’ll call her Linda. I munication skills like reading a encouraged Linda to insert her quality book or newspaper. own name in Psalm 89. And, I think I’ll throw in a In the Lord’s name Linda Bible reading assignment. Not rejoices all day long, and in the

Lord’s righteousness Linda is exalted. For the Lord is the glory of Linda’s strength, and in His favor Linda’s horn is exalted. The psalmist repeats words he’d heard God say in a vision. In verse 24, God himself speaks your name, reiterating the promises we have in Christ— Through My name, Linda’s horn will be exalted. Horn means strength, power. Your strength comes from God’s power flowing through you. You are exalted! You are applauded. Your divine favor is enthusiastically recognized. Walking in divine favor means that your accomplishments far exceed your expectations because of the Lord’s strength. Speak the Lord’s name and don’t forget to insert yours. Every time, every day. Regina M. Prude is an inspirational speaker and author. Send comments to regina@ reginaprude.com or PO Box 58795, Nashville, TN 37205. © Regina M. Prude, 2014

I am a competitive person. My colleagues, who are often Christians, compete for promotions in their careers, my friends compete in athletic events, and members of my family often complete against themselves in order to establish their “personal bests” in academic, athletic and artistic events. Even in the world of animals, we see that God has made some animals more colorful than others in an effort to help them complete for survival. The idea and reality of competition is all around us; therefore, the question that confronts the Christian community is: Does competition have any place or value within the message of Jesus Christ?

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Love, Sex & Marriage

This is What Fuels Affairs

By Dr. Chris Jackson, NashvilleMarriageNetwork.com Cheating, Affairs, Infidelity…One of the most painful experiences in a marital relationship is the discovery that one’s life partner has been unfaithful. On the wedding day dressed in finery, full of excitement and surrounded by family and friends, there is usually never a thought that this bliss could someday be interrupted by the dagger of infidelity. Most people don’t sit down and plan to cheat by saying “OK, now let’s see what’s on my “To Do” list today: 1. Wash the car 2. Pick up groceries 3. Have an affair. Whether affairs happen suddenly as in a “one night stand” or gradually as in an emotional affair, most people are blindsided by affairs because people fail to look both ways before they cross paths with a flirty coworker, a sexstarved stranger or vulnerable family friend. Some helpful early warning signals of potentially hazardous

times when we are hurting, we look for anything we think may possibly take the pain away. 3. Foolish Hearts – Sometimes we simply make premature choices and immature decisions. 4. Misled Hearts – We are often lured into the age old trap that the grass is greener on the other side. But often what we think is Dr. Christopher Jackson green grass is really just Astrorelationship situations are listed turf. In reality, if we would do by RBC Ministries. If these a little watering and fertilizing, scenarios can be acknowledged our seemingly drab lawn would and avoided ahead of time, a spring back to life and be the great deal of headaches and envy of the neighborhood. heartaches could be avoided. For relationship success So what tends to fuel an affair? Proverbs 4:23 offers some ex1. Hungry Hearts – Hungry pert advice: “Above all else, hearts are people who have been guard your heart, for everylove-starved or sex-starved and thing you do flows from it.” are consciously or unconsciousIf you have comments ly on the prowl for someone to or questions please contact address the hunger inside. 2. Hurting Hearts - Perhaps you Dr. Christopher Jackson at have heard the phrase: Hurt peo- 615.329.1189 or email at Feedple, hurt people. It’s true. Some- ingmydream@aol.com

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THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

The Tennessee Tribune 9A

‘A Mustard Seed of

Encouragement & Empowerment’ nited the flames of his dreams. Still, he acted upon his mustard seed’s worth of Cambria Heights Community Church, Cambria Heights, NY faith and made a small beginning. His acorn grew into an impressive and tow-Zechariah 4:10 ering oak. “Who dares despise the day of small A bestsell- bark upon his prominent, lucrative and ing legal fic- enduringly successful writing career. things, since the seven eyes of the Lord tion writer He sat down with a pen and a spiral note- that range throughout the earth will reshares the book. He began his first novel writing joice when they see the chosen capstone story of his by hand. He made an agreement with in the hands of Zerubbabel?” (Zechariah beginnings as himself that he would write at least one 4:10) Contextually, this verse in Zechaa writer. A page per day by hand. He did not read riah is an exhortation to the people of braggadocio, or edit anything he wrote in this drafting Israel who scoffed at the rebuilding of he bombarded stage. He allowed the pages to accumu- the Temple. Solomon’s great and glorihis wife with late one-at-a-time. Eventually, he wrote ous Temple was destroyed summarily by his aspira- four hundred and fifty pages which be- the Babylonians in 587 BCE. One of the tions and in- came his first novel. That first page was eight wonders of the Ancient Near EastRev. Victor M. Singletary tentions of writ- the acorn that produced the oak tree of ern world, Solomon’s grand Temple was priceless and irreplaceable. A half cening a book. She his destiny as a writer. The day on which this New York tury after its destruction, a vision came soon grew tired of his empty words and “bankrupt idealism.” On hearing his Times bestselling author wrote his first to rebuild. When workers began to build vague and vacuous pledges of writing page was “the day of small beginnings.” the foundation for the new temple, obagain, she sternly replied, “I do not wish He could not possibly have envisioned servers ridiculed their efforts. Surely, to hear another word about any book you the celebrity, wealth and overwhelming- they could not possibly build anything are writing until you have written it.” ly prosperous lifestyle that would unfold comparable to what the previous generaThat forceful verbal punch changed his in subsequent days. He refused to allow tions enjoyed. With divine providence, life. Humbled by his wife’s chastening this deeply embedded desire in his heart provision and protection which the seven rod, a lawyer at the time, he returned to burn out. Rather than squelching it, eyes of the Lord represent, the workers home from work on the next day to em- his wife’s forceful words actually reig- actually accomplished this main feat By Rev. Victor M. Singletary, Pastor

‘The Day of Small Beginnings’

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twenty-one years later. The people who laughed initially then changed their attitude and began to rejoice. Great inventions and corporations began in garages, basements and bathtubs. Some persons stumbled upon ideas as they were fixing other problems. The man who holds the patent for the super water guns was repairing an appliance in the basement. Needing additional water to complete this repair, he followed the inspiration to sketch, design and build a high power water gun. With receipt of his first royalty check which surpassed seven figures in multiples, he knew his life had changed forever. Yet, it began with a small water problem in his house. As God is not a respecter of persons and does not show favoritism, He graciously and freely gives inspiration, discipline and perseverance to anyone who asks. Should you possess a latent heartfelt desire and dream, you may seek divine favor as you pursue its fulfillment. Though you may encounter the cynicism of other people even family members or close friends, confidently you can take the first step toward a whole new life.

Looking For a Job

read a newspaper, I read where a farmer was hiring people to pick tobacco for his farm. The job paid $100 cash daily. I took the job which lasted 6am to 6pm. It was hard work and not the kind of job I would have normally taken but I did. I stood in the hot fields stooped over being eating by bugs and I must tell you it was truly hard labor. Right now there are many of you reading this looking for a job, some are completely out of work, others need a job change due to lack of decent pay, others are not working because you find some jobs beneath you so you refuse to take Elder “X” Lawson them. The Lord is saying to all of you right To the person’s in need of a job and now, “Now Change”! To you who cannot life seems dark at this moment because find work at all but you still have faith God of your situation, God knows what you’re is going to provide, God says because of going through. Years ago I couldn’t find a your faith in him you are about to become job, I was behind on my rent, my car had gainfully employed, to you who find yourgotten repossessed, I had no food, and I self stuck in your job because you need the had child support to pay. I asked the Lord income but it’s not paying what you need to please help because things I needed to provide for your family, many of you income most desperately. At that time I will receive raises and many of you God didn’t read newspapers but God led me to has already placed in your hearts the de-

sires to start your own business, others God says transfer your employment to another place, the way has been made already because of your faith. To you who can’t find work because you believe some jobs are beneath you, God says go ahead and take that lesser job, he will restore and give increase to your income according to your willingness to learn something new because he is doing a new thing in you. To you who have no faith in God, God is about to move in your life and give you not only the job your heart desires but God is going to take you through channels of receiving your job in such a way he shall be revealed to you. At that point if you choose to still not acknowledge him he will remind you of where you are right now in this point in your life. God says he loves you “all”, because you are his people and your faith in him is not only a testament of his love, of his favor, of his concern, but to also allow you to be an example to others who don’t know him and those whose faith are lack in him. God has already done everything

Clothing Giveaway The 15th Avenue Church of Christ will have a clothing giveaway on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 10:00

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a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It will be held in the fellowship hall of the church building located at 2129 –

15th Avenue North. If you have any questions please call 259-2373 and ask for Julian Webster.

I have just proclaimed; “NOW” it’s up to you to move. I write these articles weekly, I am accessible so to you who think this is fake and phony I assure you God is real and I am a called man of God, who is nothing more than a willing vessel, let the people come forth and testify what the Lord has done for you. Father God in the name of your son Jesus Christ, I ask you to rain your blessings on those in need of employment. Allow your desires to be met with no resistance and those who move in faith towards your proclamation be a powerful testimony to others whose faith is weak, faith is lacking, and those who do not know who you are. In your son Jesus name I pray, Amen. Questions & comments email, Elderxlawson@yahoo.com, Listen to “Real Gospel” Sunday’s 9am–12n on 88.1FM. This Sunday it’s Traditional Gospel all morning. Listen online at WFSKFM. ORG, Real Gospel website, http://xuamlawson.wix.com/rgwtx

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THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 26, 2014

Red Alert Event to LP Field May 31

NASHVILLE, TN — Red Alert! Red Alert! The Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. in conjunction with the Minerva Foundation, Inc. will hold a day party on Saturday, May 31, at LP Field from 2 to 7 p.m. The event, titled Red Alert: A Charity Affair, raises scholarship money for female high school seniors. VIP areas are already sold out but individual tickets are still available at $50 if you wear something with red flair and $55 for wearing something without red flair. Co-chairs of the fundraising committee are Cathy Bender and Rhonda Dunn. “Rhonda and I are excited around the buzz around Red Alert 2014,” said Bender. “You will enjoy the day of food, music, fun and fellowship. The day also features a silent auction with items from artwork to baskets of cheer.” The Day Party with the Deltas was last held in 2012 and over 250 people attended. “You can dance, listen to mu-

l-r, Co-chairs Rhonda Dunn and Cathy Bender

sic and network with other professionals.” Ticket sale are moving fast. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or from a member of the Nashville Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. “Red Alert at the LP Field on May 31 will be the place to be,” Bender added.

Juneteenth Celebration to Hit Fort Negley The celebration will feature a Youth Essay Reading Contest. “The contest is for young people ages 12 through 17,” A celebration of Juneteenth, an anexplained Young. “The theme of the esnual event that honors the freeing of Afsay is ‘Education is Emancipation.’ They rican Americans in slave-holding states are to write 500 words on a two-page in 1863, will be held in late June at Fort essay. Cash awards will be given to the Negley. The Nashville fort was built winners.” by 13,000 black soldiers. The slaves in Games, information booths and a tour Galveston, Texas did not learn of former of the Fort will be part of Juneteenth. President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipa“There will be free food and a tour tion Proclamation until June 1865. The of the fort. It’s really a jubilee day,” said Juneteenth phrase, combining June and Young. “If families have photographs 19, was coined to celebrate when the and collections of their families, we’ll slaves in Texas finally learned of their have tables of displays. We encourage freedom. families to have family reunions. There “This is an effort to provide young Last year’s Juneteenth celebration at Ft. Negley will be picnic tables and tents for family people opportunities and outlets to exInd.) in cooperation with Ft. Negley and Americans be allowed to celebrate their reunions. We’ll have an actor in costume press their opinion and to remind them to learn the truth and the truth can set community agencies and organizations. own freedom just as the Jews celebrate to re-enact Frederick Douglass. The The Passover. Years earlier, in July 1852, children and adults can meet ‘Frederick you free,” said Tommie Morton-Young, The event begins at 10 A.M. Juneteenth celebrates the victory of Douglas went into even more detail on Douglass.’” founder of the African American GeneaThe Union Army at the forts where the this in a speech called, “What to the Groups supporting Juneteenth inlogical and Historical Society of TennesUnion won. The following statement slave is the fourth of July?” In this his- clude JUMP (Jefferson Street United see. “We need to keep our young people aware of how important education is to was documented regarding Ft. Negley. toric speech, he explained how the 4th of Merchants Project), Metro Council, their freedom. A lot of our young people “The Fort and blacks are inextricable, for July was celebrated for people who were Black Clarksville, Nashville Public Liare missing out on developmental activi- 13,000 black soldiers helped to build and free, while African Americans clearly brary, Nashville Public Schools, Nashdefend the largest Fort west of (Washing- were not. He later endorsed Juneteenth ville Public Television, National Council ties.” The June 28 celebration is sponsored ton) D.C. during the War of Rebellion.” as “our own Independence Day...a day of African American Women, NeighborDuring the first Juneteenth, Fred- of celebration, motivation, learning, and hood Associations, and TAGS. by TAGS (African American Genealogical and Historical of Tennessee, Inc./ erick Douglass suggested that African family unity.” By A.J. Dugger III

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