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Fisk Seeks Accreditation 77- member board of SACSCOC is to decide whether to remove Fisk from NASHVELLIE, TN — Fisk Uni- membership in the group or continue its versity President Dr. H. James Williams accreditation without conditions. Fisk and a team of top Fisk administrators is Nashville’s oldest institution of higher are set to visit Atlanta in early Decem- education. ber to make the institution’s final pitch Accreditation by SACSCOC, the to the powerful Southern Association premier panel of higher education peers of Colleges and Schools Commission who set performance standards for colon Colleges (SACSCOC) to give Fisk a lege and universities across the South, clean bill of health on its accreditation. is the yardstick used by the federal govThe outcome of the Fisk meeting ernment in determining whether an inwith SACSCOC officials, to be an- stitution of higher learning is eligible to nounced December 10, will have a receive federal student aid funds. profound impact upon Fisk, as the Loss of SACSCOC accreditation By Reginald Stuart

Fisk President Dr. H. James Williams Photo by Daryl T. Stuart

would cost Fisk millions of dollars in income and could precipitate a precipitous decline of the institution. When colleges or universities have lost their SACSCOC endorsements in the past, the actions have triggered a rapid demise of institutions and some times closure as in the case of Morris Brown College in Atlanta and St. Paul’s College in Virginia. A decade ago, Barber-Scotia College, in North Carolina, saw SACSCOC remove its accreditation largely Fisk

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Holy Trinity Has Church in the Yard

from 150 to 200 meals served.” Father Dennler said that during that NASHVILLE, TN — After the 9 meal, he and the congregation get to enand 11 A.M. Sunday morning worship gage with the homeless people in attenservices, the congregation of the Holy dance. “Eye contact is very important,” Trinity Church holds another service at said Dennler. “We want to treat them 2 pm called “The Church In The Yard like we’d treat anybody else. We don’t Eucharist.” want to just serve them a plate. We talk “We have a large meal for the folks to them and have conversation to get to that came to church, although many oth- know them. In the course of that we find ers come out for Church In The Yard,” out that we’re all alike in many ways.” said Father Bill Dennler, who became a Father Dennler said that he’s seen priest at Holy Trinity in 2009. “Typically people bond before his eyes during the on a Sunday at 2 pm we have anywhere meals. “I like the open atmosphere. AfBy A.J. Dugger III

ter these meals most of the people look at the homeless people differently.” Father Dennler said that he can relate to homeless people because “I know what it’s like to be in the positions that they’re in.” He has turned his life around dramatically. Dennler was born in Connecticut but grew up in California. In the past he was an alcoholic and drug addict, going in and out of prison. He once lived on the streets. “It’s a divine thing that I would end up here Holy Trinity

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Guess Named Kraft Humanitarian Award Recipient NASHVILLE, TN — The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will present its 20th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award to community leader Francis S. Guess for his lifelong commitment to equality, justice and the advancement of Middle Tennessee and its citizens. The Kraft luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 5 in the Grand Ballroom of the Music City Center in Nash-

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With the holidays upon us, it is important to continue to live a healthy lifestyle and balance our meals with exercise. Tribune Social Media Director Jason Luntz visited Inferno Fitness owner and operator Jo Williams and learned some workout tips that will help get everyone through the holidays. Williams has a military background and in physical training and has been using her location for over four years to help Nashvillians get in shape. Her goal was to design a fitness club that takes the boredom out of working out and losing calories. You can see the interview at www.tntribune.com

Francis S. Guess

ville. Tickets are $75 per person and tables of 10 can be reserved for $750. Reservations for the event can be made by calling 615-321-4939. Throughout his distinguished 45-year career, Guess’s body of work has included the widest range of worthy causes from economic development to the preservation of musical heritage to investment in the human condition. He has served on the National Civil Rights Commission; has acted as Commissioner for the Tennessee departments of Labor and General Services under then Governor Lamar Alexander; and has provided volunteer support to more than

100 organizations. Established in 1993, the Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award recognizes community leaders who embody the strength of character and unwavering integrity of the late Joe Kraft. Past honorees include Aubrey Harwell, Jamye and MacDonald Williams, Monroe J. Carell, Jr., Pauline Gore, Martha Ingram, Clayton McWhorter, Steve and Cal Turner, Jr., Phil Bredesen and Andrea Conte, among others. “No one who knows him can imagine what Nashville would have been like Guess

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New African American Woman-Owned Business

A new African American woman-owned company has been launched in New York City this year. Pure Pansy, LLC, exists to provide a platform for talented African American artists, and to present them to the New York audience, as well as exposing them globally via its new website: www.purepansy. com. The partners: April Gibson, Chief Operating Officer; Carol Morrison, Legal Counsel; Nina

Kennedy, Artistic Director. Ms. Gibson holds Marketing and E-Business degrees from Southern University. Ms. Morrison holds a law degree from Columbia Law School. Nina Kennedy holds a master’s degree from the Juilliard School. Pure Pansy handles musicians, dancers, actors, models, and writers, via its productions, promotions, photograBusiness

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l-r, April Gibson, Matthew Kennedy, and Nina Kennedy on the occasion of Dr. Kennedy’s receiving the Community Leadership Award from Dr. Bobby Jones. Photo was taken after the taping of “Bobby Jones’ Music Matinee at the Fontanel” for global broadcast on the IMPACT Network.

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Conflict of Interest?

Special to The Tennessee Tribune By Joey Matthews, The Richmond Free Press

RICHMOND, VA — How does the chief of Bon Secours Virginia Health System Inc. truly feel about Roslyn M. Brock’s role as a Bon Secours executive who also serves as national chair of the NAACP board of directors?

That answer is absolutely uncertain. The question stems from the fact that Ms. Brock, in her capacity as NAACP chair, refuses to take a stand against racism on issues related to Bon Secours’ support and promotion of the derogatory, racist nickname and the new Richmond training Conflict

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Nashville Poet Laureate and Author, Dr. Insignares and Family Recognized During Church Services By Wanda Banks Scott

The Sunday service at the Zion New Jerusalem Church featured a family celebration honoring the Insignares family. The service began with the Processional of the Pastor and youth carrying the traditional flowers and placed them on the altar in honor of ancestors and transited loved ones. After Communion everyone expressed thankfulness for God’s blessings and good things that have happened in their lives during the previous weeks. The welcome was given by Sister Mia Moorefield. Sister Moorefield’s smile and pleasant voice made for many smiles from the congregation. The musical renditions were furnished by Sister Lady Corder Chapman. If you have ever heard her play and sing, you know how much the congregation enjoyed hearing her and singing along with her beautiful voice. The Congregation Scripture Study titled ”Preparation for Deliverance” from Exodus 3:7-17 was read by the congregation. Each person read a verse aloud and the children read two. Then the family of Dr. Harriett Bias Insignares was introduced by her loving son, Eric. Eric is a MTSU graduate and worked for Sun Trust Bank for 10 years. He is currently working on his Masters Degree in Professional Counseling at Tennessee State University. Eric is married to Danielle Nellis, a practicing attorney in Nashville. She is a graduate of Hume-Fogg High School from which she was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to Spellman University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Danielle is also a graduate of the Boston University Law School. Eric Insignares first familiarized the congregation with his deceased father, Jorge Insignares, who passed away this year. Jorge was from Caracas, Venezuela, but was born in Columbia. He played soccer as a profession, but was also an artist. His art work is displayed

l-r, Eric Insignaires, Sr. Harriet Insignaires and Danielle Nellis Insignaires Photo by Gabrielle “Gabbi” Nellis

in the engineering building at Tennessee State University. Eric’s mother, Dr. Harriette Insignares is from Savannah, Georgia. She came to Nashville to attend Fisk University at the age of 16. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin and her Doctorate Degree from Peabody Teachers College. Dr. Insignares taught at Tennessee State University for 38 years. She also has a number of accolades to her credit such as: Poet Laureate for the State of Tennessee and Metro Nashville, Miss UNCF while a student at Fisk, Ms. Midtown Chamber of Commerce and was an advertiser for the Hostess Twinkie Company. Dr. Insignares is the author of several books and articles such as “Power and Glory”; “Communion of Sisters and “leading Men”. She is a charter member and served as Director for The Consortium of Doctors and recently auditioned for the television program, ‘The Voice’. She is asking everyone to go to WSMV. com/contest and vote for her. The Insignares family also includes two daughters: Heather, who is teaching in Korea and Tracey, who lives and works in Nashville,

Tennessee. We extend congratulations to the Insignares family for their contributions to the Nashville Community and beyond.

Dr. Insignares honored the congregation with the song, “Only What you Do For Christ Will last”. After Scripture and prayer, Reverend Otey gave his message Scripture:Exodus3:8, and then the message: titled ”The I Am Delivered Us to Delivered Them”. The sermon was certainly appropriate for the day, because many in the congregation had gone through many trials and tribulations during the last few weeks. They had experienced deaths of close friends and loved ones. Some were recuperating from serious accidents, and still others were thankful that illnesses had not overcome their bodies. After the sermon, Sister Chapman led the congregation in the appropriate song, “I Am On the Battlefield For My Lord”. The Service for the day was ended and the congregation fellowshipped as they left the sanctuary. It had been a ‘GOOD DAY!”

Meeting Poet Nikki Giovanni

Gemme Sandra Long Weaver and Jewel Jada Sutton talk with Poet Nikki Giovanni as she signs copies of her newest book, Chasing Utopia, at the Nashville Public Library.

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Eskind Moses Named Super Lawyer NASHVILLE, TN — Marlene Eskind Moses, founder of MTR Family Law, has been selected to the 2013 Tennessee Top 100 Super Lawyers and the 2013 MidSouth Top 50 Women Super Lawyers lists. No more than five percent of attorneys in Tennessee are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor. She has been recognized by MidSouth Super Lawyers for her family law practice since 2006. Moses is a pastpresident of the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society, the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, and Lawyers Association for Women. She is a former vice-president of the Nashville Bar Association. Since 2000, she has served on the Tennessee Bar Association’s Family Law Code Commission. She is a past-president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and was awarded the organization’s Outstanding Fellow of the Year Award. She is a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Association Foundation and the Nashville Bar Association Foundation, and she is a Diplomate of the American College

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Nashville Law Firm Adds New Associate NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville-based law firm Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC, has added Elizabeth Sitgreaves as its newest associate. Sitgreaves will focus her practice on litigation, municipal law and general business advice. Sitgreaves was previously a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Frank G. Clement, Jr., of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, serving four years as the judge’s Senior

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of Family Trial Lawyers, wherein she serves on their Executive Committee. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rater service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer re-

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Clerk. Her legal experience also includes clerking for the Tennessee attorney general’s office and an internship with the Knox County district attorney. Sitgreaves attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and served on the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy. Prior to law school, Sitgreaves was a presidential scholar at the University of Georgia, where she received her B.A. degree in political science magna cum laude and also served on the University Judiciary. Sitgreaves is a longtime board member of the Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffith Chapter. She is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Nashville Bar Association. Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC, has served the Nashville community for more than 30 years. The firm represents clients in civil and appellate litigation, municipal and regulatory law, business law and transactions, personal and corporate tax planning, wills, trusts and estates, real estate, employment, family law, entertainment law, and intellectual property matters.

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Exiting the Train of Consumption

wants. You need transportation to get to work or your business, but it During a seminar in doesn’t mean you need to Buffalo, N.Y. a few years buy a $50,000 car. What ago, noted author and fiyou need is a ticket to get nancial adviser, Brooke on the metro or subway or Stephens, said, “How you bus fare. You need to have handle your money is a some clothes, but you don’t reflection of how you feel need a $10,000 mink coat.” about yourself.” Many of Weaver went on to add us, including me, may not some very important tips, want to admit it, but there such as, avoiding the use have been times in our of credit cards, and refrainlives when we did some ing from “window-shoppretty stupid things with ping,” because you may be James Clingman our money. We spent all drawn into the store and we had and then some; we buy something you did not ended up with more month than money; we consider until you saw it. (“Turn away my bought things we thought would bring us eyes from looking at worthless things…” satisfaction but later found they had little Psalm 119:37). Marketers, to their credit, lasting value. know how to turn a consumer’s wants into As mature adults now, our financial needs. So, beware of all the ways to get mistakes and indiscretions should be used your money out of your pocket and into to help our young people, many of whom someone else’s. find their self-esteem and self-worth in It all boils down to what Brooke Stetheir possessions. And, sadly, the more phens said about how we view ourselves. they pay for those things, the greater their We have been so programmed to believe perceived self-worth. Shahrazad Ali once that having “things,” especially the best said, “Black folks brag about how much we and highest priced things, is the key to our pay for things, and White folks brag about personal value. We are mesmerized by how little they pay.” Our economic emluxury and excess and have become obepowerment will never come from spenddient consumers who will rush out, sleep ing alone; it will come from ownership of production capacity, distribution channels, out, and even knockout someone else just real estate, and businesses through which to have the latest fashion, gadget, or whatever anyone is selling. we circulate our dollars among ourselves. Maybe we can change our tenuous and Our lifestyles are definitely reflective of our penchant for purchasing “top shelf” abbreviated relationship with our money by items and, thus, illuminate our need to im- holding on to it a little longer. Maybe we press others with those items. For instance, can educate our children and guide them the television commercials featuring vari- in such a way that they will not make the ous brands of alcohol being promoted by same mistakes we made when it comes to Black icons of the rap music industry carry handling money. Maybe we can gain a new the subliminal message of being accepted and different perspective on ourselves as a and affluent. Clothing and shoe commer- people and as individual consumers. And, cials lull many of us into a continuous state maybe, just maybe, we will take that first of “I gotta have that.” The automobile ads, giant step toward economic self-reliance especially the high- priced autos, feature and achieve a proportional level of ownerall kinds of reasons for going into debt for ship and control of income-producing asseven years to drive them. And it goes on sets in this country. After all, we have been here since it began, yet we lag far behind and on. When do we get off this train of con- where we should be economically, slavery sumption? How do we begin to establish and mistreatment notwithstanding. I believe those of us who have been self-control when it comes to how we handle our money? How do we immunize our- through some “stuff” and made poor deciselves against the disease of allowing our sions in our lives have an obligation to at wants to morph into needs simply because least share our experiences and use them to of a commercial, a billboard, or a cute jin- help others. I know I have been down a gle or saying recited by some superstar? A few economically dead-end roads, and I do lot of our purchasing habits really do reflect not want to see our children go down those the saying, “We buy what we want and beg same roads. Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater for what we need.” Jonathan Weaver, pastor at Greater Mt. Cincinnati African American Chamber Nebo A.M.E. Church, in Bowie, Md. and of Commerce, is the nation’s most prolific founder of the Collective Empowerment writer on economic empowerment for Group, conducts a daily prayer teleconfer- Black people. He is an adjunct professor ence (712-432-0255; access code 372536#). at the University of Cincinnati and can In a recent session, Pastor Weaver stated, be reached through his Web site, blacko“Know the difference between needs and nomics.com. By James Clingman NNPA Columnist

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Republicans’ Crocodile Tears Over Health Care monwealth Fund, “As previous studies have shown, health care Republicans have spending in the U.S. no shame. After House dwarfs that found in Republicans voted more any other industrialized than 40 times to block country. In 2009, U.S. implementation of what spending reached nearthey derisively call ly $8,000 per capita. Obamacare, they have The other study counthe temerity to comtries spent between plain that the Obama one-third (Japan and administration flubbed New Zealand) and twothe Oct. 1 rollout of the thirds (Switzerland and Affordable Care Act Norway) as much.” (ACA). George E. Curry Fred Upton (RA press release acMich,), the chairman companying the study of the House Energy and Commerce noted, “There were 2.4 physicians per Committee who voted against the Af- 1,000 population in the U.S. in 2009, fordable Care Act, held a hearing on fewer than in all the countries in the “the failures and issues surrounding study except Japan. The U.S. also had the implementation of Patient Protec- the fewest doctor consultations (3.9 tion and Affordable Care Act’s (PPAper capita) of any country except SweCA) health insurance exchanges.” Do Republicans who were willing den. Relative to the other countries in to shut down the federal government the study, the U.S also had few hospibecause they couldn’t repeal the ACA tal beds, short lengths of stay for acute want us to believe they honestly care care, and few hospital discharges per about why the health care program had 1,000 population. On the other hand, U.S. hospital stays were far more exproblems during its initial rollout? Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) isn’t pensive than those in other countries – more than $18,000 per discharge. buying it. He said, “For the last few years my By comparison, the cost per discharge Republican friends have called the Af- in Canada was about $13,000, while fordable Care Act a ‘job killer,’ a ‘threat in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, to liberty,’ and that it would ‘pull the France, and Germany it was less than plug on Grandma.’ They have said $10,000.” things like ‘We have to do everything It added, “Prices for the 30 most in our power to prevent Obamacare,’ commonly used prescription drugs and ‘Obamacare. Get rid of it. Period.’ were a third higher in the U.S. com“All of the sudden, our friends on pared to Canada and Germany, and the other side of the aisle have forgotten this, and are now focused on the suc- more than double the amount paid for cessful implementation of the law and the same drugs in Australia, France, the problems it faces. This is encourag- the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the ing, and I hope this is a sign that we can United Kingdom.” The new law will give Blacks more work together on this critical issue.” access to health care. Don’t hold your breath. A report by the Kaiser Family FounWhile acknowledging that his administration “fumbled” the ball when dation, titled, “Health Coverage for it came to the Oct. 1 rollout, President the Black Population Today and Under Obama has become a serial apologist. the Affordable Care Act,” found: “NaHe has personally accepted the blame tionwide, just over one in five (21%) of when, in fact, few are asking where Blacks do not have health insurance. was Chief of Staff Denis McDonough However, the likelihood of being unduring all of this. His primary job is to insured varies widely across states, protect the president and he, along with ranging from 9 percent of Blacks in Secretary of Health and Human SerDelaware to 30 percent in Louisiana. vices Kathleen Sebelius, failed miserUninsured rates for nonelderly Blacks ably. If the White House staff had stud- are particularly high in the South. The ied the rollout of Romneycare in Mas- largest uninsured nonelderly Black sachusetts, they would have discovered populations reside in Florida (718,800), that it, too, had a shaky start, getting Texas (613,100), and Georgia (594,600). only 123 signups in the first month; In addition, Blacks comprise a large 2,289 after two months and 36,167 share of the uninsured population in after 11 months. Yet, Mitt Romney, the District of Columbia (52%), MissisAmerica’s Biggest Looser, has the gall sippi (48%), and Louisiana (42%).” to criticize the federal health law that As much as Obama, in his words, was patterned after the one he proudly fumbled the ball, there is no reason to signed and later tried to disavow. forfeit the game, especially in the first Friendly fire has come from Bill quarter. Clinton, the man who temporarily lost George E. Curry, former editor-inhis Arkansas bar license for lying about chief of Emerge magazine, is editorhaving sex with a White House intern. in-chief of the National Newspaper He’s in no position lecture President Obama and anyone else about keeping Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.) He is a keynote speaker, their word to Americans. Furthermore, Obama did what Clin- moderator, and media coach. Curry ton attempted and failed – he got health can be reached through his Web site, care reform legislation passed by Con- www.georgecurry.com. You can also follow him at www.twitter.com/curgress. rygeorge and George E. Curry Fan It was certainly needed. According to a report by the Com- Page on Facebook By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist

LETTERS TO EDITOR Dear Editor; During this time of year The Tennessee Tribune and I reflect upon the many blessings for which we are grateful. Our loyal clients top the list. While we are aware that you have many options, we are

deeply thankful for your support to myself and ourTennessee Tribune staff. May I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued business. We wish you a happy and joyful Thanksgiv-

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Looking Past Thanksgiving Gifts That Keep On Giving Let the holiday season begin! Thanksgiving ushers in six weeks of busyness as we reunite with family and friends for dinners, parties, and holidays such as Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. This is a time of gift giving. In addition to daily business and family activities our minds find time to weigh questions such as “What would my children enjoy?” and “When should I order the turkey?” and, of course, “How can I give to all the people I love without going broke?” In the midst of all this holiday activity comes the busy season for nonprofit fundraising. Some organizations and institutions encourage us to give before the year-end to take advantage of tax benefits, while others offer opportunities to remember those who are less fortunate. Still others invite us to imagine new expressions and manifestations of the arts, leadership, education, and science. If you can take a moment to escape the hustle and bustle of the season you may find a way to combine celebrations, gift giving and support for nonprofits that are important to you and your family. You can put the busyness of the season in perspective by spending the afternoon with your children volunteering at a local hospital, food bank, senior center, or veterans home. When considering what to give, consider underwriting a child’s pre-K education by giving to a program that had their funds cut this year. You’ll be giving a gift that will make an impact for a lifetime. You can make that gift in honor of a family member. Other ideas include purchasing gloves or socks in bulk to give to people who are home-

less in your community. Spend an afternoon making tasty sandwiches and share them with people who are hungry. Talk with your faith leader, college representative or another trusted person “in-the-know” to find out which out-of-state (or out-of-country!) college students need a home for the holidays and open your home and heart. If your neighbor is in need, consider purchasing a gift card she can use at a local grocery store. This is an ideal time for a gift to the food bank. Gifts to scholarship funds are easily made on-line and are more important than ever as so many students are losing access to Parents PLUS loans. Give to help those half-way around the world by supporting victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. If you are thinking of purchasing a pet for your child, consider adopting one from your local nonprofit animal rescue or ASPCA. Many nonprofits publish beautiful calendars – consider giving one as a gift. Purchase your Christmas tree from a nonprofit and holiday cards from UNICEF. Most importantly, sit down as a family and share the gratitude you experience. Then find a way to give in ways that speak to your hearts. Copyright 2013 – Mel and Pearl Shaw; Mel and Pearl Shaw are the authors of “Prerequisites for Fundraising Success.” They position nonprofits for fundraising success. Visit them at www.saadandshaw.com.

Perry Family Thanks AHA This Thanksgiving Every single day, all over Middle Tennessee, lives are saved and improved because of you. Thank you for your commitment to a healthier community and for the difference you make in so many lives. Here’s one

Middle Tennessee family whose life has been impacted by the work of the American Heart Association, with the help of supporters like you. Happy Thanksgiving!

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The first Thanksgiving was surrounded by life’s hardships. The early settlers were bombarded with extreme weather, hunger, sickness and death. Those who had survived believed the best they could do was to stop and give thanks. Too many throughout America are looking past Thanksgiving. Either we don’t want to think about it or we are looking to black Friday, Christmas or just trying to get through the year. The aggravations of the world often drive us to feeling beaten down and we become bitter and resentful instead of thankful. When we live with gratitude our lives are more peaceful. Gratitude is a great stress reliever because we are looking to God and thanking Him. A

thankful life is a healthy life emotionally and physically. In Gratitude we focus on the positive instead of the negative. We focus on the giver of life and not everything that is wrong with life. How well we know that life is filled with suffering. Tornadoes destroyed towns throughout the Midwest last week. Thousands of people were devastated. One evening news sound bite was a woman in tears saying that she and her husband lost everything but they clung to each other because they still had each other.” In the middle of losing everything they were grateful for each other. The Philippines were almost wiped off the map because of the most horrific typhoon ever recorded. Those people are suffering. We don’t want pain and

suffering. Yet, it’s almost impossible to live very long without experiencing both. A man in the Bible by the name of Job lost everything. He lost his children, his entire wealth and his health. Job suffered and lost everything. His wife told him to curse God and die. Job looked to his creator in spite of circumstances. He never lost his sense of gratitude toward God even in the blackest hours of his life. He said, “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him,” Job 13:15. In his last years of life Job ended up with more than ever before. Gratitude was the beginning step to a new life for Job. You may not feel life is going your way. Stop and give thanks. Giving thanks is often the first step to better days.

Obama’s Pardoned Turkeys Are Not Long For This World

President Barack Obama gestures with his daughters Sasha (center) and Malia (r) in the Rose Garden of the White House during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon November 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson via Getty Images

Every Thanksgiving, a turkey -- and a spare -- are pardoned by the president. And it’s very pleasant to imagine these gigantic birds enjoying long retirements, perhaps in Florida, where if they are rubbed with oil it’s merely to prevent a sunburn. Indeed, at one point the turkeys did enjoy their dotages in the Sunshine State -- they would serve as grand marshall of the Walt Disney World holiday parade instead of being served stuffed on a platter. But the retirements, however bright, have never been long. Here’s how Katy Hall put it, with a macabre verve, in HuffPost last year: Turkeys bred for eating just aren’t built to live long, so the presidential pardon is simply an extension on the death sentence carried by birds too fat and big-breasted to reproduce naturally. While turkeys in the wild grow to about 18 pounds, the demand for 40 million big, juicy birds this time of year has produced a farm-raised turkey of different proportions. When Obama pardoned Liberty and Peace last Thanksgiving, the 19-week-old birds weighed 45 pounds each. They lost some weight after arriving at Mount Vernon, which may have helped keep them mobile, Aloisi said. Turkeys so fattened for consumption live only a

fraction of the 12-year life span of their wild relatives. Peggy Albertson, spokeswoman for the National Turkey Federation, which raises a flock of birds for the presidential pardon each year, said these birds are expected to survive about two years if they don’t end up on a Thanksgiving table. As of the 2012 pardoning, when two 40-pound, Virginia-raised toms named Cobbler and Gobbler avoided the oven, one of 2011’s chosen fowl -- a bird named Liberty -- was still alive, though his companion, Peace, had been euthanized only days earlier. It seemed possible that Cobbler and Gobbler might live to meet 2013’s lucky pair. But alas, it would appear they did not, reports Nikki Schwab, U.S. News & World Report’s Washington Whispers columnist, in a story that gives everything away in the title: “All Of President Obama’s Pardoned Turkeys Are Dead”: Gobbler and Cobbler – last year’s set of turkeys who attended the annual Presidential Turkey Pardon – have both died, Whispers has learned. Gobbler, Cobbler’s understudy, died in February. “Gobbler passed away suddenly. It was very quick. We don’t know what the illness was,” Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at Mount Vernon, where the turkeys went after their 15

minutes of fame at the official ceremony in 2012, told Whispers back in April. Cobbler, 2012’s official pardoned turkey, lived through the summer and was euthanized on Aug. 22. (The turkeys always come to Washington in pairs, and while one attends the pardoning ceremony, both get to live.) Liberty, a turkey from 2011, had the longest lifespan of the crop, living to the ripe old age of 2, before being euthanized on April 26, due to heart failure. All three turkeys were meant for consumption before they were spared, and thus cursed with a bevvy of health problems related to obesity. Well, it’s getting to be pardon time again. (For turkeys; Obama’s pardon record for people is less generous, some argue.) The day before Thanksgiving, Obama will grant clemency to this year’s unnaturally large feathered duo, coming in from Minnesota. After the pardon, the two turkeys will move to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Northern Virginia home, for the holidays, before being dispatched to a place called “Turkey Hill Farm,” at the mansion of a former Virginia governor, to live out the rest of their lives. Which will, no doubt, be short.


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Davis and Hays Honored With Volunteer Award

NASHVILLE, TN — The Nashville Coalition for the Homeless will honor local volunteers, Julie Davis and Cheryl Hays, of Re-New, a program at the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee, with the Phyllis M. Frank Volunteer Award at its regular monthly meeting at the Nashville Rescue Mission, 639 Lafayette Street. Re-New was launched in September 2010 at the YWCA and is a volunteer-run program that furnishes apartments of the women and children who enter the YWCA Transitional Housing Program. “The passion that Cheryl, Julie and all of the volunteers from Re-New at the YWCA share is evident by the details they put into each client’s home,” said Bijal Mehta, lead case manager at the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee. “They work tirelessly, but cheerfully, coordinating with movers, volunteers anddonors to make a beautiful home for every single woman and child in the YWCA Transitional Housing Program.” To date, Re-New at the YWCA has created a home sweet home for 73

women and 105 children who have fled violent households. Davis is an accomplished Nashville interior designer, who after a mission trip to Africa, was inspired to launch a volunteer program that would help women affected by domestic violence. Hays, a registered nurse, dedicates her volunteer time to oversee and coordinate the logistics of the program. Angela Schmidt, vice president of the Nashville Coalition for the Homeless, said that that Davis and Hays were selected because the Coalition’s board strongly felt that they are true volunteer servants who reflect the spirit of the Phyllis M. Frank VolunteerAward. “We established the Phyllis M. Frank Volunteer Award to recognize local volunteers such as Julie Davis and Cheryl Hays who are devoted to helping people who have experienced homelessness,”Schmidt said. The Phyllis M. Frank Volunteer Award is named after its first recipient, Phyllis M. Frank, who is an advocate to end homelessness and the past chairperson of the Nashville Coalition for theHomeless.

Holiday Open House Events at Rebel Hill Florist

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NASHVILLE, TN — Rebel Hill Florist kicked off the holiday season with a two-night Holiday Open House November 14 & 15 benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville and Nashville CARES. All ticket pro-

ceeds from the November 14 event went to Ronald McDonald House, while all ticket proceeds from the November 15 event went to Nashville CARES. Attendees were treated to a gourmet sampling and wine, a free gift, discounts

on merchandise, and a tour of the festive holiday décor available at Rebel Hill. This is the 19th year Rebel Hill Florist has opened its doors for the Holiday Open House.

Huddleston to Speak at Nashville Tech Breakfast

NASHVILLE, TN — The Nashville Tech Breakfast, a new quarterly gathering of technology and business leaders focused on growing today’s economy, will feature Bryan Huddleston, president and CEO of the Nashville Technology Council, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Spark, Lipscomb’s Idea Center in Cool Springs. Huddleston will speak on “Nashville, Our Unique Sense of Culture and Community,” examining the self-developing Nashville technical community, some of the people and businesses driving the culture, what drives and motivates this creative class and what businesspeople can do to attract these “superheroes” into their organizations. Huddleston will also review the efforts and focus of the Nashville Technology Council to support its membership and the community. The event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3 Coffee begins at 6:45 a.m. Program begins at 7 a.m. at Spark, Lipscomb’s Idea Center 3252 Aspen Grove Dr. Franklin, TN 37067 Bryan Huddleston is president and CEO of the Nashville Technology Council, advancing its mission to connect, develop and promote the technology community of Middle Tennessee. Huddleston has lived in Tennessee the majority of his life and has been a Nashville resident since 1995. Prior to joining the Nashville Technology Council this year, he worked at Microsoft for eight years, where he’s been honored with numerous performance awards. Huddleston has held previous positions at Ingram Industries, Oasis Software and Quest Software and has worked as a mentor,

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product manager, developer, investor/ adviser, tech support and in business development. He became involved with the Nashville Technology Council in 2005. Huddleston has been active in the startup community as a mentor at JumpStart Foundry and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and has been an investor himself in three startups. He sits on multiple community boards including the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Bethany Christian Services, and has worked on the 201113 HIMSS Workforce Development Committee and on 2013 Leadership Healthcare Events Committee. The Technology Council serves as a central gateway to provide relationships, resources, advocacy and visibility to its 400 individual, business and institutional members. Tickets are $30. Space is limited. To register, go to lipscomb.edu/spark/ nashville-technology-breakfast.

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Clip Clop! Holiday Lights Carriage Tours

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NASHVILLE, TN — The Hillsboro-West End Neighborhood Association (HWEN) has announced the second annual Holiday Lights Carriage Tours the evenings of Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8. Horse-drawn carriages clip-clop through the streets of the historic neighborhood. The sound of horse hooves on city streets, the relaxed pace, and the decorated vintage homes of the neighborhood are a step into the past. It’s a unique way for work groups, church groups, guests from out of town, or a dinner party group to get together. Safety is a primary consideration on the street and boarding the carriages. Gentle, well trained horses, professional drivers, and comfortable carriages will be provided by the same established company that offers carriage rides in downtown Nashville. Tickets are $22 per person and may be purchased online now at www.hwen.org . Children under

two may ride free on a parent’s lap. Tickets include hot cider, refreshments, music and warm blankets for the surrey. The 30-minute carriage rides start at 5 pm and the last tour is at 8:30 pm. The carriage rides begin and end at the Nashville First Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2800 Blair Blvd., at the corner of Natchez Trace and Blair Blvd. Parking is free. Proceeds from the Holiday Lights Tours are invested directly back into the neighborhood. The 35-year-old neighborhood association works to preserve the historic and residential character and help guide the growth of the district established in the early 20th century. This ongoing effort includes the annual Dragon Parade, Dragon Music Sunday free concert series and also planting trees and installing water fountains in Fannie Mae Dees Park, Neighborhood Cleanup Day and more.


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The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted Boots ‘n Business at The Historic Ryman Auditorium on Nov. 18. Nearly 300 attended the lively event including Governor Bill Haslam and House Speaker Beth Harwell.

Catherine Glover, Gov. Bill Haslam, Bill Ozier and John Ozier

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Attendees included state legislators, business leaders, local chamber members and economic development professionals. Hank Adam Locklin was the emcee for the event and Jim Collins, senior vice president of DuPont was the keynote speaker. World-renowned songwriters Bob Dipiero, Tim Nichols, Brett James and Dave Turnbull shared songs and stories in a songwriter’s session.

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Guests enjoyed a take home souvenir, Tennessee Chamber Cinnamon Honey Butter

State Rep Ryan Williams and Gov. Bill Haslam

Wes Blumenshine and Moore Hallmark

Emcee Hank Adam Locklin

Lauran Sturm and Michael Stagg

Tim Herd and Suzie Lusk

David McMahan and Julius Johnson

Kendall Hooker Hinote and Dave Cooley Wes Blumenshine, Catherine Glover, John Ozier, Bill Ozier, and House Speaker Beth Harwell

Richard Holland, Ruth Woodall and Jim Juetten

Bo Mitchell and Rep. Johnny Shaw

Scott Becker, Bill Ozier, Catherine Glover and State Sen. Jack Johnson

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Obama Honors 2013 Medal of Freedom Recipients White House Blog - Megan Slack

President Barack Obama delivers remarks and awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to honorees during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2013. The Presidential Medal of Freedom, established 50 years ago by President John F. Kennedy, is our nation’s highest civilian honor. The medal has been presented to more than 500 individuals who have made especially “meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” Recipients of the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom included sports champions and scientists, musicians and civil rights leaders, activists and journalists, media moguls and public servants.

Daniel Inouye (posthumous) Daniel Inouye was a lifelong public servant. As a young man, he fought in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, for which he received the Medal of Honor. He was later elected to the Hawaii Territorial House of Representatives, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate. Senator Inouye was the first Japanese American to serve in Congress, representing the people of Hawaii from the moment they joined the Union.

Ernie Banks Known to many as “Mr. Cub,” Ernie Banks is one of the greatest baseball players of all time. During his 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, he played in 11 AllStar Games, hit over 500 home runs, and became the first National League player to win Most Valuable Player honors in back-to-back years. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibility.

Tam O’Shaughnessy, Sally Ride’s life partner of 27 years, accepted the posthumous award at the White House on Ride’s behalf.

Daniel Kahneman Daniel Kahneman is a pioneering scholar of psychology. After escaping Nazi occupation in World War II, Dr. Kahneman immigrated to Israel, where he served in the Israel Defense Forces and trained as a psychologist. Alongside Amos Tversky, he applied cognitive psychology to economic analysis, laying the foundation for a new field of research and earning the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002. He is currently a professor at Princeton University.

Ben Bradlee Ben Bradlee is one of the most respected newsmen of his generation. During his tenure as executive editor of The Washington Post, Mr. Bradlee oversaw coverage of the Watergate scandal, successfully challenged the Federal Government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers, and guided the newspaper through some of its most challenging moments. He also served in the Navy during World War II.

Richard Lugar Richard Lugar represented Indiana in the United States Senate for more than 30 years. An internationally respected statesman, he is best known for his bipartisan leadership and decades-long commitment to reducing the threat of nuclear weapons. Prior to serving in Congress, Senator Lugar was a Rhodes Scholar and Mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975. He currently serves as President of the Lugar Center.

Bill Clinton President Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States. Before taking office, he served as Governor and Attorney General of the State of Arkansas. Following his second term, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment. He also formed the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund with President George W. Bush in 2010.

President Obama delivers awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian C.T. Vivian is a distinguished minister, author, and organizer. A leader in the Civil Rights Movement and friend to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther Bayard Rustin (posthumous) Bayard King, Jr., he participated in Freedom Rides Rustin was an unyielding activist for civil and sit-ins across our country. Dr. Vivian also rights, dignity, and equality for all. An advi- helped found numerous civil rights organisor to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, zations, including Vision, the National AntiJr., he promoted nonviolent resistance, par- Klan Network, and the Center for Demoticipated in one of the first Freedom Rides, cratic Renewal. In 2012, he returned to serve organized the 1963 March on Washington as interim President of the Southern Christian for Jobs and Freedom, and fought tirelessly Leadership Conference. for marginalized communities at home and abroad. As an openly gay African American, Mr. Rustin stood at the intersection of several of the fights for equal rights.

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Judge Patricia Wald.

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Loretta Lynn

3 President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to former President Bill Clinton

Gloria Steinem Gloria Steinem is a renowned writer and activist for women’s equality. She was a leader in the women’s Sally Ride (posthumous) Sally Ride was liberation movement, co-founded Ms. magathe first American female astronaut to travel zine, and helped launch a wide variety of to space. As a role model to generations of groups and publications dedicated to advancyoung women, she advocated passionately ing civil rights. Ms. Steinem has received for science education, stood up for racial and dozens of awards over the course of her cagender equality in the classroom, and taught reer, and remains an active voice for women’s students from every background that there rights. are no limits to what they can accomplish. Dr. Ride also served in several administrations as an advisor on space exploration.

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumous to American civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, pictured in 1968.

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to to Richard Lugar

Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post.

Mr. Smith has also remained a dedicated civil rights advocate throughout his career.

President Barack Obama awards Gloria Steinem, co-founder of Ms. Magazine.

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to to Danile Kahneman

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Ernie Banks

the University of California, San Diego; Director of the Mario Molina Center for Energy and Environment; and a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn is a country music legend. Raised in rural Kentucky, she emerged as one of the first successful female country music vocalists in the early 1960s, courageously breaking barriers in an industry long dominated by men. Ms. Lynn’s numerous accolades include the Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom tocelebrated jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval.

Arturo Sandoval Arturo Sandoval is a celebrated jazz trumpeter, pianist, and composer. Born outside Havana, he became a protégé of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie and gained international acclaim as a dynamic performer. He defected to the United States in 1990 and later became an American citizen. He has been awarded nine Grammy Awards and is widely considered one of the greatest living jazz artists.

Patricia Wald Patricia Wald is one of the most respected appellate judges of her generation. After graduating as 1 of only 11 women in her Yale University Law School class, she became the first woman appointed to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and served as Chief Judge from 1986-1991. She later served on the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Ms. Wald currently serves on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

President Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Oprah Winfrey Photo by Lawrence Jackson

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mario Molina

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Irene Hirano, widow of Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye

Mario Molina Mario Molina is a visionary chemist and environmental scientist. Born in Mexico, Dr. Molina came to America to pursue his graduate degree. He later earned the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering how chlorofluorocarbons deplete the ozone layer. Dr. Molina is a professor at

2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, pictured in 2006

Dean Smith Dean Smith was head coach of the University of North Carolina basketball team from 1961 to 1997. In those 36 years, he earned 2 national championships, was named National Coach of the Year multiple times, and retired as the winningest men’s college basketball coach in history. Ninety-six percent of his players graduated from college.

Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey is one of the world’s most successful broadcast journalists. She is best known for creating The Oprah Winfrey Show, which became the highest rated talk show in America for 25 years. Ms. Winfrey has long been active in philanthropic causes and expanding opportunities for young women. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award in 2002 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2010.


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Fisk From Page 1A over governance and oversight issues. The private liberal arts college, which had an enrollment of 1,000 students at the time of the SACSCOC action in June, 2004, has since seen a steady decline in its finances and enrollment. Today it has an enrollment of 50 students. “We’re going to be guardedly optimistic” about Fisk’s prospects, Dr. Williams said in a recent interview. “We feel confident,” he said in a measured tone, reflecting on the efforts he and his team have put forth this year to address SACSCOC’s concerns. Acknowledging the seriousness of the hour, Dr. Williams hastened to add: “We don’t want to be cocky about it.” He said he and his team are taking nothing for granted as they prepare for their final one hour, closeddoor presentation before a five-member subcommittee of the board that review compliance progress so far this year. SACSCOC has had Fisk on probation or warning status for four years, registering numerous concerns during the tenure of past president Hazel O’Leary about the institution’s financial viability, governance and leadership. The university’s well regarded academic programs have not been called into question. Over the years, there has been puzzlement in the higher education community over why Fisk had failed to clear its name, despite the specifics in each the SACS report. Since being issued its initial “warning” status, the university had filed four unpersuasive “monitoring” reports with SACSCOC leading up to a SACSCOC notice this time a year ago that Fisk had one more year to comply. The monitoring reports are aimed at measuring a flagged institution’s progress toward compliance. Fisk filed a fifth “monitoring” report in September of this year. That report was followed by a previously scheduled October visit to the university Fisk University will face the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) next month in its final effort to demonstrate it is in compliance with SACS standards and merits continuation of its university accreditation with SACSCOC. At its meeting in

campus from a SACSCOC monitoring committee. The recent site visit provided the monitoring committee an opportunity to interview school employees, review documents, ask questions and make suggestions related to compliance. After the site visit, the committee sent the university a letter offering guidance on how the institution could tweak its final pitch in preparation for its December meeting with a SACS board committee. “In recent years, SACS has developed and implemented a review process,”’ said Dr. Larry Earvin, president of SACSCOC and Houston-Tillotson College in Texas. “In that light, it’s reasonable for all schools to meet that expectation,” said Dr. Earvin, a Tennessean who graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga before going to college and eventually earning his PhD from Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Williams, recruited last winter from his post as Dean of the College of Business at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, has spent much of his time at Fisk working to help the institution present itself in a better light in December than it has in previous years. “In the final analysis, what SACSCOC wants us to show is we are financially viable,” Dr. Williams said, when asked about the university’s work since December a year ago when it was given its final chance to get its house in order. “We have shown we are, in fact, financially viable. “In the past couple of years we had deficits and had to make the case of why we had deficits,” Dr. Williams said. “This time, we’ve finished the 2012-13 year in the black, exceeded our fundraising goals for 2012 and 2013. We’re in the black for the first quarter of this year (2013-14) and have made a number of fundamental changes in how we handle our financial affairs. Plus our enrollment is up in the last two years,” said Dr. Williams, to its current 645 students. “We’re even looking to get better for the future,” he Atlanta, SACSCOC, which has had Fisk on warning or probation status for nearly four years, will make a final decision on whether to remove Fisk from the organization, thus stripping the historic university of its accreditation, or remove it from probation, a move that fully affirms Fisk’s

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said, noting the university’s recruitment and retention efforts have been recalibrated to function more effectively. The SACSCOC board has a broad agenda for its winter meeting of which the fate of Fisk is among key items being decided. Based on past procedures in dealing with institutions considered “at the end of the rope” by SACSCOC, Fisk will be given up to an hour’s appearance before a SACSCOC board subcommittee selected to review the university’s most current monitoring report and comments from the site committee that visited the university in October. In addition to Dr. Williams, the Fisk team will include board chair Barbara Bowles, Fisk Chief Financial officer Gary Moore, vice president of enrollment management Anthony Jones and vice president of institutional advancement Edwina Hamby. Dr. Williams and his team will be allowed to speak and make any final comment before the SACSCOC board subcommittee which will then makes its recommendations to the organization’s executive council. The 13-executive council then accepts the recommendations of the board committee or makes recommendations of its on to the full 77 member board. The entire board then takes a final vote whether to clear the asterisk from its accreditation of Fisk or vote it out of the organization, the equivalent of stripping it of its SACS accreditation standing. “All eyes are on SACS,” said Johnny C. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of the Washington-based Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a long established non-profit fund that raises million of dollars each year to support minorities attending HBCU’s. “It’s the most important thing facing these institutions,” he said of Fisk and other colleges and universities having compliance issues with the SACSCOC.

accreditation without questions. At risk is millions of dollars in federal funds, as no college or university can receive federal funds for student aid and most other activities without accreditation. More than 50 percent of Fisk’s students rely on federal aid for college.

Fisk is hoping to show the SACSCOC board it, Fisk, has met the following standards since last December when SACS placed the university on probation for a second year, the maximum time allowed, on the ground the university was failing to meet the standards: -- SACS Core Requirement 2.1.1 (Financial Resources); -- SACS Core Requirement 2.2 (Governing Board); -- SACS Comprehensive Standard 3.10.1 (Financial Stability); -- SACS Comprehensive Standard 3.10.3 (Control of Finances); -- federal Requirement 4.7 (Title IV program responsibilities)

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and the NAACP. He also hailed her “uncompromised” work as Bon Secours vice president for advocacy and government facility of the Washington professional relations and added that Bon Secours is “proud of and fully supports her work football team. In response to repeated Free Press with the NAACP.” However, less than two hours later, emails outlining Ms. Brock’s refusal to denounce the racism issues addressed to a second Bernard statement deleted the Bon Secours Virginia CEO Peter J. Ber- words of praise for Ms. Brock while nard, the CEO, in a statement, praised strongly maintaining its support of the Ms. Brock for her work with his company ownership of the Washington professional

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Working with the homeless has shown Father Dennler that is “not at Holy Trinity. There’s a case of people who a large homeless pres- don’t want to work,” ence with everything he said. “There’s a lot from addiction to mental of complex problems health issues to people in out here. People end up poverty.” By opening the homeless for various church’s doors and shar- reasons.” Father Dennler said ing his story, Dennler has become an inspira- it feels good to fellowtion to people enduring ship with people who are misfortunate. “That’s rough times.

part of my calling,” he said. “We live in a great country with a lot of opportunities and wealth. These kinds of things should be looked at in a different way.” Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 615 6th Ave South. Call (615) 256-6359 or visit chtnashville.com for more information.

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advocacy for open opportunities. He served as executive vice president of The Danner Company, a management and investment firm, and remains the executive director of the Danner Foundation, a family foundation that has contributed more than $10 million, largely to Tennessee programs addressing education and health. He also owns and operates Helicopter Corporation of America (HELICORP). His volunteer commitments include board and commission positions with the National Coalition of Human Rights, American Institute for Managing Diversity, Nashville Committee on Foreign Relations, Tennessee Minority Purchasing Council, Tennessee Advisory Committee of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and, among others, the Governor’s Monitoring Committee. Currently, Guess serves on the boards of the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission; Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee; Nashville Minority Business Development Fund; Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Board of Officers and Directors; Metro Convention Center Authority; and the Nashville City Club. He is also a member American Legion Post 82, Inglewood and a life member of the NAACP. Guess’s dedication, like Joe Kraft’s, to improving the quality of life for Middle Tennesseans through hard work, devotion to service and strong faith in the human spirit, explains why The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has named him the 20th Annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award recipient. Joe Kraft, whose parents were Russian immigrants, was a Davidson County native and gradu-

ate of Vanderbilt University. Prior to receiving his degree, Kraft put his athletic scholarship on hold to enlist in the Army Air Corps after the attack on Pearl Harbor. During the war, Kraft flew 31 missions over Italy, Germany and Czechoslovakia as a navigator on a B-17 bomber. He graduated from Vanderbilt in 1948, and received a law degree from what is now Nashville School of Law in 1958. Kraft then founded one of Nashville’s largest certified public accounting firms, Kraft Bros., Esstman, Patton & Harrell. The Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award Fund perpetuates the memory of Joe Kraft who made Middle Tennessee a better place to live through his dedication to community, home and hearth and individuals in need. The committee who chooses the recipient is particularly interested in nominations of community leaders who, like Joe, sometimes function behind the scenes. The person(s) named as the recipient of this annual award receives the opportunity to recommend that grants from this Fund be distributed to charities in which he or she believes. About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 900 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 22 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $638 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-3214939 or visit www.cfmt. org.

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without Francis Guess. The child raised in public housing became the man whose fingerprints can be found on almost every major civic effort in our community. The child raised in the segregated south now champions equal access for minority business people to civic project contracts. The child who grew up to fight for his country wading -- up to his neck -- through the rice paddies of Vietnam became a philanthropist as well as a public servant, businessman, civic leader and humanitarian. I can’t think of a person in this community who has accomplished more on national, state and local levels than Francis Guess nor anyone who is more deserving of our thanks,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. A Nashville-native, Guess began making his mark at a young age. He served in Military Intelligence with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science from Tennessee State University and a master’s of business administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Later, he completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University. Drawing on lessons from each, he became an ardent and effective supporter of equal opportunity through public and private positions. In the public sector, Guess served 30 years as a member of the Tennessee Commission on Human Rights. Nationally, he was appointed as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by President Ronald Reagan. Guess’s work in the private sector extends his

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12A The Tennessee Tribune SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on December 5, 2013 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 as Instrument No. 20061102-0136242 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2007-BR1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BR1 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, TN, BEING LOT NO. 185 ON THE PLAN OF GLENCLIFF ESTATES, SECTION VII, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 2331, PAGE 73, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. Parcel Number: Grp: 119 Ctrl Map: 07-0 Parcel: 021.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: RISE ANN HESTER The street address of the above described property is believed to be 378 Wimpole 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: UNION SECURITY MORTGAGE COMPANY, A NORTH CAROLINA CORPORATION AND JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF BANK OF AMERICA AGAINST 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. 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. MWZM File No. 13-003405-670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: info@mwzmlaw.com Ad #62394 2013-11-14 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 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 18, 2006, executed by LOWRAN KNIGHT, TIFFANY KNIGHT, conveying certain real property therein described to MICHAEL A. FEARNLEY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded January 3, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070103-0001111; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-23 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on December 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: DESCRIBED PROPERTY LOCATED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WIT: LOT NUMBER 20, ON THE PLAN OF CUMBERLAND STATION AT WILSON CAMP RS15, CLUSTER LOT SUBDIVISION, SECTION TWO, AS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 200209030105967, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION THEREOF. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LOWRAN KNIGHT, HEREIN BY CASH DEED DATED 18TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2006, OR RECORD AT 200701030001110 IN SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE TENNESSEE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1700 CUMBERLAND STATION BLVD, MADISON, TN 37115. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): LOWRAN KNIGHT, TIFFANY KNIGHT OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Factor Capital, LLC The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #62971 2013-11-14 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 31, 2005, executed by REBECCA WADE, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded April 1, 2005, at Instrument Number 200504010035660; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-11CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-11CB who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on December 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 71, KIMBOLTON, PHASE II, IN PLAT BOOK 6900, PAGE 792794, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE GRANTORS BY DEED WHICH IS BEING PLACED OF RECORD AT INSTRUMENT NO. 20050401.0035659 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 717 JESSICA TAYLOR DRIVE, MADISON, TN 37115. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): REBECCA WADE OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 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 #62975 2013-11-14 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 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 10, 2008, executed by ERNEST H.W. HOLLIS, conveying certain real property therein described to HERITAGE TITLE SERVICES, LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded November 20, 2008, at Instrument Number 20081120-0114412; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been ap-

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pointed 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 December 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: PARCEL/TAX ID# 136 13 0 094.00 BEING LOT NO. 7 ON THE PLAN OF EDGEO-LAKE, SECTION 20-A, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 5200, PAGE 183, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ERNEST H.W. HOLLIS AND WIFE, BARBARA K. HOLLIS (DECEASED), TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY, FROM INTERCONTINENTAL CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION BY DEED DATED NOVEMBER 29, 1989, OF RECORD IN BOOK 6185, PAGE 146 IN THE RECORDS FOR DAVIDSON COUNT, TN. Parcel ID: 13613009400 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3020 GOODWIN DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37217. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): ERNEST H.W. HOLLIS 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 #62981 2013-11-14 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on December 19, 2013 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 DAVID WATTS AND MAMIE M WATTS, to MID SOUTH TITLE CORP, Trustee, on December 20, 2005, as Instrument No. 20060120-0007637 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2 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. 10 OF BLOCK “E” ON THE MAP OF WOODBINE COURTS, PART II, NOT OF RECORD, AND BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE NORTH MARGIN OF TANKSLEY AVENUE AT THE CORNER OF LOT NOS.10 AND 11; THENCE WITH THE LINE BETWEEN SAID LOTS, NORTHERLY 155.5 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY 75 FEET TO THE CORNER OF LOT NOS 9 AND 10; THENCE WITH THE LINE BETWEEN SAID LOTS, SOUTHERLY 155.5 FEET TO THE NORTH MARGIN OF TANKSLEY AVENUE; THENCE WITH THE MARGIN OF THE SAME, EASTERLY 75 FEET TO THE BEGINNING. Parcel Number: Grp: 119 Ctrl Map: 1400 Parcel: 2500 Current Owner(s) of Property: DAVID WATTS AND MAMIE M WATTS The street address of the above described property is believed to be 246 TANKSLEY AVE, 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: FOUNDATION FINANCIAL GROUP AND JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF MERCURY FINANCE COMPANY AND JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF CAPITAL ONE BANK AND OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORP. 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. 13-003572670 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.com Ad #63059 201311-28 2013-12-05 2013-12-12 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on December 19, 2013 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 AUGUSTUS CAESAR VELEZ, to PRIORITY TRUSTEE SERVICES OF TENNESSEE, L.L.C.., Trustee, on January 3, 2007, as Instrument No. 20070105-0002192 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-HL1, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HL1 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING UNIT 516, HAMILTON CROSSING TOWNHOMES, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, SHOWN AS AN EXHIBIT TO THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20040212-0014793, AS AMENDED INSTRUMENT NO. 20040226-0022076; 20050310-0026734; 200507010075731 AND 20060206-0014793, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel Number: Grp: 163 Ctrl Map: 040A Parcel: 516.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: AUGUSTUS CAESAR VELEZ The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3001 HAMILTON CHURCH RD, 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: TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 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. 13-003573670 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.com Ad #63061 201311-28 2013-12-05 2013-12-12 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHERE-

AS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 9, 2006, executed by MARIA LEMA, conveying certain real property therein described to LEON SHARBER, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded February 14, 2006, at Instrument Number 20060214-0017911; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF6, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF6 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on December 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NO. 3 ON THE PLAN OF G.W. HIRE SUBDIVISION OF RECORD IN BOOK 5210, PAGE 299, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND DETAILED DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE GRANTOR(S) BY DEED OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20060214-0017910, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. Parcel ID: 05205021200 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 826 DENSON AVE, MADISON, TN 37115. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): MARIA LEMA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN A DIVISION OF NAT. CITY BANK OF IN 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 #63063 2013-11-14 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 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 AND 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, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on December 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: 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 #63091 2013-11-14 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 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 22, 2008, executed by CHARLENE HARRISON, 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 23, 2008, at Instrument Number 20080723-0075450; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on December 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 74A ON THE PLAN OF ZONE LOT DIVISION LOTS 74, 75 & 76 HAYWOOD FOREST, SECTION THREE, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 5200, PAGE 245, AS AMENDED IN PLAT BOOK 5800, PAGE 234, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE GRANTOR HEREIN BY DEED OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT # 20080723-0075449, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. Parcel ID: 148-14-228.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 4828 GILLESPIE DR, ANTIOCH, TN 37013. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): CHARLENE HARRISON OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: THE HOUSING FUND, 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 #63134 2013-11-14 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 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 3, 2011, executed by PEDRO J. MATOS-RAMOS, conveying certain real property therein described to FRANK ALVSTAD, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded March 8, 2011, at Instrument Number 20110308-0018654; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on December 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING ALL OF LOT NO. 167, ON THE PLAN OF SECTION TWELVE, HAZELWOOD, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 4300, PAGE 143, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE, REFERENCE TO WHICH IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO PEDRO J. MATOS-RAMOS, A SINGLE MAN BY DEED FROM 4620 ARTELIA, LLC AS OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 201103080018653, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 14812019200 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 4620 ARTELIA DRIVE, ANTIOCH, TN 37013. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): PEDRO J. MATOSRAMOS 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 #63175 2013-11-14 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 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 Jacquelyn W. Knox to Mark A. Rosser, Trustee dated May 26, 2009 in the amount of $171,347.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee in Deed Book 1281, Page 2854-2863, (“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, January 16, 2014 commencing at 10:00 am at the front door of the Montgomery County Courthouse, Two Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Land in Montgomery County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 320, on the Plan of Summerhaven, Section 4, of record in Plat Book E, Page 1036, Registers Office for said County, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Being the same property conveyed to Jacquelyn W. Knox, by deed from Maria Cantrece S. Sutton, now known as Maria Cantrece Salvador Santa Ana, unmarried, of record in Volume 1281, Page 2852, Registers Office for Montgomery 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.: 006L-M-046.00 Map & Parcel No.: 006L-M-046.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3391 Summerfield Drive, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042 CURRENT OWNER(S): Jacquelyn W. Knox SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-05197 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 11/21/2013, 11/28/2013, and 12/5/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #63217 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 2013-12-05 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 Christopher Simmans and Amy Simmans to Dennie R. Marshall, Trustee dated April 23, 2007 in the amount of $105,929.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 742622, Deed Book 1167, Page 338-360, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC by assignment; and, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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, December 12, 2013 commencing at 12:00 pm at the front door of the Montgomery County Courthouse, Two Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Land in Montgomery County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 36, on the Plan of Summerhaven, Section One, of record in Plat Book 13, Page 718, Plat 718, Registers Office for said County, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Being the same property conveyed to Christopher Simmans and wife, Amy Simmans, by deed from Luis G. Porres and Tracey J. Porres, of record in Volume 1167, Page 336, Registers Office for Montgomery 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.: 006K G 066.00 Map & Parcel No.: 006K G 066.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1012 Summerhaven Road, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042 CURRENT OWNER(S): Christopher Simmans and Amy Simmans SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: Republic Finance OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee

Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-05002 /VA Ad Run Dates: 11/21/2013, 11/28/2013, and 12/5/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #63218 201311-21 2013-11-28 2013-12-05 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 November 4, 2005, executed by ROCHELLE FLEMING, conveying certain real property therein described to SERENITY TITLE AND ESCROW LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded November 14, 2005, at Instrument Number 20051114-0137419; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to PNC BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER WITH NATIONAL CITY BANK who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 2, 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. 340 ON THE PLAN OF BORDEAUX HILLS, SECTION TWO OF RECORD IN BOOK 3600, PAGE 7, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO GRANTOR HEREIN BY WARRANTY DEED OF EVEN DATE BEING RECORDED SIMULTANEOUSLY HEREWITH IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200511090135694, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. Parcel ID: 80-12-26.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1475 SNELL BLVD, 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): ROCHELLE FLEMING OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORPORATION The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #63307 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 2013-12-05 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 July 14, 2006, executed by TERESA GREEN, conveying certain real property therein described to RESOURCE TITLE AGENCY OF TN, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 18, 2006, at Instrument Number 20060718-0086508; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 2, 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. 32 ON THE PLAN OF SOUTHFORK SECTION 1, OF RECORD IN BOOK 6250 PAGES 384 AND 385, AS AMENDED IN BOOK 6656, PAGE 217, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CENTEX HOME EQUITY COMPANY, LLC NKA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC (PURSUANT TO CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT EFFECTIVE JULY 12, 2006 AND FILED WITH THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND PLACED OF RECORD IN SRV 060617306 - 3355698 FILE) BY TRUSTEE`S DEED DATED FEBRUARY 22, 2006 AND RECORDED ON MARCH 7, 2006 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20060307-0025967, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO TERESA GREEN, A SINGLE PERSON BY DEED DATED 7/14/06 AND RECORDED IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20060718-0086507, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 06409019200 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 4244 BRACKENWOOD 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): TERESA GREEN 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 #63310 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 2013-12-05 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 Edgar S. Hunter and Lorraine Marie Hunter to FMLS, Inc., Trustee dated June 11, 2003 in the amount of $81,900.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20030701-0091050, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC by assignment; and, Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, December 19, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 120 on the Plan of Haynes Park Subdivision, Section 3, of record in Book 4460, Page 185, Registers Office for said County. Said Lot No. 120 fronts 99.00 feet on the Southeasterly margin of Kingview Drive and extends back 137.59 feet on the Northeasterly line and 113.00 feet on the Southwesterly line to a dead line in rear, measuring 66.56 feet thereon. Parcel ID No.: 058-16-0-076.00 Map & Parcel No.: 058-16-0-076.00

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 313 Kingview Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37218 CURRENT OWNER(S): Edgar S. Hunter SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: Arrow Financial Services, LLC OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-01781 /FHLMC Ad Run Dates: 11/21/2013, 11/28/2013, and 12/5/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #63372 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 2013-12-05 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 5, 2006, executed by GREGORY L. BALLARD, conveying certain real property therein described to T. LARRY EDMONDSON`S OFFICE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded October 16, 2006, at Instrument Number 20061016-0127926; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust, Company, as Trustee for the holders of HSI Asset Securitization Corporation Trust 2007-HE1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-HE1 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 2, 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.3 B OF THE ZONE LOT DIVISION OF LOTS 1-10,15-24, AND 51-60, HERITAGE PLACE, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 6250, PAGE 632, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO GREGORY L. BALLARD, UNMARRIED FROM SIMIN VAFALE SOROUSHAZAR ALSO KNOWN AS SININTAJ VAFAIE BY WARRANTY DEED DATED OCTOBER 6, 2003 OF RECORD AS SHOWN OF RECORD ON INSTRUMENT # 20031015-0153139, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING: 1) 2001 TAXES AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS. 20 PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO ALL MATTERS AFFECTING SAID PREMISES AS CONTAINED IN PLAT BOOK 6250, PAGE 632, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A 25 FOOT MINIMUM BUILDING SETBACK LINE ALONG THE FRONT OF SAID LOT, A 15 FOOT EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES ALONG THE REAR OF SAID LOT, A UTILITY ANCHOR EASEMENT OVER THE SOUTHEAST 2 1/2X20` OF SAID LOT, AND AN EASEMENT FOR SANITARY SEWER, INGRESS AND EGRESS THE NORTH 15 FEET OF SAID LOT. 3) PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS CONTAINED IN BOOK 6148, PAGE 6250, PAGE 632, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. 4)ANY AND ALL RESTRICTIONS, CONDITIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. PROPERTY ADDRESS KNOWN AS: 328 NESBITT LANE MADISON, TN 37115. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO ALL ZONING REGULATIONS, BUILDING RESTRICTIONS, EASEMENTS, RIGHTS OF PUBLIC UTILITIES OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THE FOREGOING PROPERTY. THE TAXES FOR THE CURRENT YEAR HAVE BEEN PRORATED AND ARE ASSUMED BY THE GRANTEE(S). PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 328 NESBITT LANE, MADISON, TN 37115. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): ESTATE AND/ OR HEIRS-AT-LAW OF GREGORY L. BALLARD 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. 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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 4, 2013 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 #63378 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 2013-12-05 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 17, 2005, executed by HONGKHAM LUANGPASEUTH, OUY THAMMAVONGSA, 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 October 24, 2005, at Instrument Number 20051024-0127848; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 2, 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. 144 ON THE PLAN OF SECTION TWO ADDITION TO SUGAR VALLEY, RS10, CLUSTER LOT SUBDIVISION, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20040622-0073636, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH SAID PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION THEREOF. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO OUY THAMMAVONGSA AND WIFE, HONGKHAM LUANGPASEUTH, BY WARRANTY DEED FROM YAZDIAN CONSTRUCTION, INC, A TENNESSEE CORPORATION, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20051024-0127847, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 181-1B-61.00-CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 808 SUGARLOAF CT, 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): HONGKHAM LUANGPASEUTH, OUY THAMMAVONGSA 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-M 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 #63431 2013-11-21 2013-11-28 2013-12-05 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 September 4, 2008, executed by WENDY THURSTON, conveying certain real property therein described to CORNERSTONE TITLE & ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 10, 2008, at Instrument Number 20080910-0092748; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 2, 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 UNIT NO. 255 ON THE PLAN OF PHASE TWO, PROVINCETOWN, A HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME WITH PRIVATE ELEMENTS OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200506090066104 - EXHIBIT “A-1”, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WENDY THURSTON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN BY DEED FROM CENTEX HOMES, A NEVADA GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT 200608300107165 ON 08/25/2006 AND FILED FOR RECORD ON 08/30/2006, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. Parcel ID: 163-16A-135.00CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1900 ISABELLE LANE, ANTIOCH, TN 37013. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): WENDY THURSTON OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: PROVINCETOWN TOWNHOME HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin. com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #63519 2013-11-28 2013-12-05 2013-12-12 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 22, 2006, executed by WALEED IBRAHIM, 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 October 4, 2006, at Instrument Number 20061004-0122855; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 9, 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. 98, ON THE PLAN OF MIRO MEADOWS, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 1424, PAGES 94-95, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO GRANTOR(S) BY DEED RECORDED SIMULTANEOUSLY HEREWITH IN BOOK, PAGE, OR INSTRUMENT #200610040122854, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1023 BRILEY PKWY, NASHVILLE, TN 37217. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): WALEED IBRAHIM OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: America`s Wholesale Lender, Gault Financial, LLC assignee of Chase Bank, Riverwalk Holdings, LTD assignee of US Bank National Associates, ND, The Bank of New York Mellon FKA the Bank of New York, As Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWHEQ, INC., Home Equity Loan Asset Backed Certificates Series 2006-S8 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 confirma-

tion 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 #63962 2013-11-28 2013-12-05 2013-12-12

EMPLOYMENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-METRO HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION The Metro Nashville Human Relations Commission welcomes Executive Director candidates who demonstrate a wide range of experience relevant to its mission “to protect and promote the personal dignity of all people.” The Executive Director will build on Nashville’s rich civil rights history to ensure that equity and inclusion are central to Nashville’s future. With the Commission, the Executive Director will initiate and implement innovative, outcome-oriented approaches to achieving this mission through cultural, economic, political, and social channels. The Executive Director reports to and works with the Commission and collaborates with other branches of Metro Government. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a record of significant relevant experience. Participation in frequent outof-office community meetings and events. Proficiency in computer skills, including word processing and social media. Salary Range: $75,000—$85,000 plus benefits. Applicants will be required to submit an online application, a resume, and a supplemental questionnaire. Applications will be accepted through December 13, 2013. Apply online: www.nashville.gov/HumanResources/Employment-Opportunities.aspx

CLASSIFIEDS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED DECEMBER 3, 2013 Sealed Bids will be received by the CITY OF SHELBYVILLE, PURCHASING OFFICE, 201 N. SPRING STREET, SHELBYVILLE, TN 37160, until 11:00 A.M., DECEMBER 3, 2013and opened publicly at Shelbyville City Hall at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin 11:00 A.M. the RESURFACING OF 300’ OF ELM STREET IN shelbyville TDOT PROJECT NUMBER: 02LPLM-F3-024 FEDERAL PROJECT NUMBER: STP-M-NH-16(44) PIN: 118450.00 PROPOSAL CONTRACTS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE TIME SET FOR OPENING BIDS A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalification of contractors before biddable proposals will be furnished. The CITY OF SHELBYVILLE hereby notifies all bidders that a 0% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal has been set for this roject and must be met or exceeded. The CITY OF SHELBYVILLE hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award. The CITY OF SHELBYVILLE does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. 2000d). The CITY OF SHELBYVILLE 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 1-931-684-2691. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be obtained by contacting Ms. Lori Saddler at the City of SHELBYVILLE City Hall at 1-931-684-2691, and located at 201 N. Spring Street, SHELBYVILLE, Tennessee 37160, upon receipt of a non-refundable payment of $50.00 for each set. Information for Bidders, Bid Form, Form of Contract, Plans, Forms of Bond and other contract documents may be examined at the following locations: Gresham, Smith and Partners City of SHELBYVILLE Ms. Diane Regensburg City Hall 511 Union Street, Ste. 1400 Lori Saddler Nashville, Tennessee 37219 201 N. Spring Street 615-770-8230 SHELBYVILLE, TN 37160 931-684-2691 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID FOR DATA CENTER RELOCATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CABLING & MIGRATION MNAA PROJECT NO. 1304 PREQUALIFICATION REQUIRED: Prospective bidders must submit Experience and Qualifications Questionnaires no later than 5:00 p.m. (local time) on December 3, 2013. Only Qualified Bidder’s Bids will be accepted (see Invitation to Bid, Specification Section 00029 for details). 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 Data Center Relocation Information Technology Cabling & Migration project 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), January 9, 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 9:00 a.m. (local time), December 17, 2013, in the Nashville International Airport Board Room, 4th Floor, Terminal Building, Nashville, Tennessee. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory. A one-time tour of the project site will be conducted after the meeting. Copies of the Contract Documents (ITB, Bid Schedule, Attachments, etc.) will be available on November 18, 2013 and may be obtained electronically from www.aerobidz.aero, an online tendering service. The requestor shall pay the cost of the document printing. The Small Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) participation level established for this project is THREE AND THIRTY-TWO HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (3.32%). For information on eligible SMWBE firms, bidders should contact the Director, Business Diversity Development, (615) 2751468, or visit http://www.flynashville.com/ business-diversity-development/Pages/ default.aspx. Further detail concerning this bid may be obtained from the MNAA web site: http://www. flynashville.com/business-opportunities/

The Tennessee Tribune 13A Pages/default.aspx. PUBLIC NOTICE The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking public comments on the proposed FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program. The MPO is the public agency responsible for long-range transportation planning and short-range transportation programming for Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson and parts of Maury and Robertson Counties. The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a federally-required document that serves as the short-range component of the regional plan, and identifies specific grant funding for transportation projects proposed for fiscal years 2014 through 2017. The proposed TIP also serves as the Program of Projects (POP) for proposed federally funded projects for the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), the Franklin Transit Authority, and the Murfreesboro Rover as well as any proposed state and local funded projects. The development of the TIP satisfies the federal public participation requirements for the POP. The draft document is available for public review and comment at all public libraries in the 5-county area, as well as Spring Hill and Springfield and on the MPO website www. nashvillempo.org. Comments received for the document by December 10, 2013 will be considered by the MPO Executive Board prior to final approval. Two Public Hearings will be held regarding the draft FY 2014-2017 TIP. The first will be on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:30 am. This meeting will be held in the Sonny West Conference Room, Howard Office Building, 700 Second Ave. S., Nashville. The final hearing will be held Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 9:00 am at 400 Charlotte Ave. in the Music City Central meeting room, Nashville, TN. For more information, call 862-7204 or visit our website at www.nashvillempo.org The Planning Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline or any other employment practices because of non-merit factors shall be prohibited. For ADA inquiries, contact Josie Bass, ADA Compliance Coordinator, at (615) 862-7150 or e-mail her at josie.bass@nashville.gov. For Title VI inquiries, contact Human Relations at (615) 880-3370. For all employment-related inquiries, contact Human Resources at (615) 862-6640. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms, conditions, provisions and payments made and provided for in a Deed of Trust dated August 23, 2005, executed by Mary Marie Paysinger, an unmarried woman, conveying certain real property described therein to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”) as nominee for lender, EquiFirst Corporation, and naming First National Financial Title Services as Trustee, as recorded on August 30, 2005, in Instrument No. 20050830-0103726 of record in the Register’s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness therein described; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Kiss, LP, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office for said county, recorded on September 24, 2013, as Instrument No. 20130924-0100190; and WHEREAS, the entire indebtedness having been called due and payable by Kiss, LP, as provided in said Deed of Trust, and said payment not having been made, and the lawful owner and holder of said indebtedness having appointed the law firm of Coles & Holton, LLP, as substitute trustee, by written instrument dated September 25, 2013 and recorded as Instrument No. 20130927-0101770, in the above-mentioned Register’s Office, notice is hereby given that I, the undersigned Substitute Trustee, will on December 5, 2013, at 12:00 Noon, in the hallway just outside the Davidson County Register of Deeds Office located inside the Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Downtown Nashville, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead and dower, and all other exemptions and rights of every kind, the following described tract or parcel of land situated and lying in Davidson County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows, to-wit: LAND Being Lot No. 6 on the Plan of the Subdivision of Lot No. 28 and part of Lot No. 30 of the B.P. Cockrill Farm of record in Book 332, Page 2, Register’s Office for said County; Said Lot No. 6 fronts 100 feet on the westerly side of Ries Street and extends back 140 feet between parallel lines to an alley. TAX PARCEL ID: 091 05 0 047.00. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 611 Ries Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37209, as shown on the tax maps of the Assessor of Property for Davidson County, TN. This sale is subject to any and all unpaid real estate taxes; restrictive covenants, easements and setback lines; any and all redemption rights, including rights of redemption of any governmental agency, State or Federal; and any and all other prior liens or encumbrances against said real property. The property sold pursuant to this notice is “AS IS” and neither the Trustee nor the beneficiary of the Deed of Trust, nor any agent or attorney therefore, makes or shall make any warranty, whether express or implied, as to the condition, quality or quantity thereof. The Trustee shall make no warranty of title, express or implied, and will sell and convey the subject real property by Trustee’s Deed only. The Trustee may adjourn or postpone the aforementioned sale of real property by public announcement at the time and place fixed by the preceding postponement or subsequently noticed sale, and without further notice make such sale at the time fixed by the last postponement, or may, in its discretion, give a new notice of sale. The Notice requirements of T.C.A. Section 35-5-117 have been met. The proceeds derived from the sale of property will be applied as provided for in said deed of trust. Terms of Sale: Cash. Other Interested Party(ies):CitiFinancial, Inc.; Equable Ascent Financial, LLC, f/k/a Hilco Receivables, LLC, as Assignee of Capital One Bank (USA) NA. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This day, November 12, 2013. Substitute Trustee: Nicholas A. Holton, Coles & Holton, LLP, Attorneys at Law, 764 Roycroft Place, Nashville, TN 37203. JUANTISA K. TILLMAN Non-Resident Notice Vs. 4th Circuit ROYALE TRABECH TILLMAN, SR Docket No. 13D1438 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 ROYALE TRABECH TILLMAN, SR it is ordered that said Defendant enter his appearance herein with thirty (30) days after NOVEMBER 28, 2013 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located at 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on DECEMBER 30, 2013.

It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By: C. FLEMING Deputy Clerk Date: October 30, 2013 PRO SE Attorney for Plaintiff Publish Dates: November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 SUMMONS (Family Law) CITACION (Derecho familiar) CASE NUMBER (NUMERO DE CASO): 613FL009940 NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name) AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): JOSE G. LOPEZ You are being sued. Lo estan demandando. Petitioner’s name is Nombre del demandante: JENNIFER M. LOPEZ You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifomia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 dias corridos despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citaci6n y Peticion pare presenter una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 o FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica no baste para protegerio. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentaci6n, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO: Las ordenes de restriccion que fiquran en la paqina 2 valen para arnbos conyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerias acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un falio u orden de manutencion, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parto de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia pares anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas.

The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direcci6n de la corte son): Superior Court of California, 605 W. El Camino, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are (El nombre, direccion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Jennifer M. Lopez, 1901 Halford Avenue #182, Santa Clara, CA 95051, (408) 802-1500 Date (Fecha): March 1, 2013 David H. Yamasaki, Chief Executive Officer/Clerk, by (Secretario, por) L. Buczeke, Deputy (Asistente) (SEAL.) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served, AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIO LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza as an individual WARNING—IMPORTANT INFORMATION WARNING: California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held Community property is divided, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e., joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1. Removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court; 2. Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile, and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children; 3. Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or the necessities of life; and 4. Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However, you may use community property, quasi-community property, or your own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. ADVERTENCIA - INFORMACION IMPORTANTE ADVERTENCIA: De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propiedades adquirdas por las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria pare los fines de la division de bienes que ocurre cuando se produce una disolucion o separacion legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el desino de la misma quedara deteminado por las clausulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por el tenencia conjunta, tenencia en comun o propiedad comunitaria) y no

por la presuncion de propiedad comunitaria. Siquiere que la presuncion comunitaria quede registrada en la escritura de la propiedad deberia consultar con un abogado. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su conyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: Lievarse del estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, si los hubiera sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte: Cobrar, pedor prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiaries de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, tal como de vida, salud, vehiculo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es): Transferir, graver, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasicomunataria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte, con excepcion las operaciones realizadas en el curso normal de activadades o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida: y Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte el destino de una propiedad sujeta a transierencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocacion de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presenter ante la corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte. Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gast extraordinario propuesto, por lo menos cinco dias laborales antes de realizario, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados despues de que estas ordenes de restriccion hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarie a pagar los costos de la corte. ORDER/NOTICE OF NON-RESIDENT NOTICE NON-RESIDENT NOTICE Juvenile Court- PT167276 CHRISTAN RILEY vs. QUINTIN JONES, 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 can not be served upon Quintin Jones. It is ordered that said Defendant enter his appearance here within 30 days after January 24, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Juvenile Court for Davidson County, Tennessee located at 100 Woodland Street, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken up on January 24, 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, TN. Joy M. Sims, Attorney for the Plaintiff. David Smith, Clerk of the Juvenile Court Clerk for Davidson County, Tennessee. Joy M. Sims Attorney for the Petitioner 611 Woodland Street Nashville, TN 37206(615) 244-8171 Dates of Publication: 11/28, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1789 ESTATE OF LORENE BOLTON DAVIS, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of November, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of LORENE BOLTON DAVIS who died September 6, 2013 were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4)months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as

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statement also claimed, “The training center has brought positive recognition to the city of Richthe Bon Secours discrimimond,” ignoring the natory training camp deal demeaning nickname atwith the Washington protached to the $10 million fessional football team and training camp primarily the team’s racist nickname. sponsored by Bon Secours Amidst this debacle, that also bears the Bon the national NAACP has Secours name. fought hard to keep the The statement further case of race discrimination read: “Bon Secours comcontained in Virginia. The mitment to diversity will National NAACP even reensure that minority venleased a statement from the dors and suppliers will parVirginia State Conference ticipate in these projects.” NAACP, which is regularContradicting the comly in agreement with issues Peter J. Bernard mitment to diversity stateof injustice fought by the of the racially-infl ammatoment backed by Mr. BerFree Press. The statement ry name of the Washington nard and Bon Secours, characterized the Free Football Team, as well as data show participation by Press story on Ms. Brock’s other sports’ team names black-owned and other mirefusal to speak “misleadthat degrade American nority-owned businesses ing” since she has in fact Indians,” Ms. Brock says in the building of the Bon repeatedly stated the Nain the Nov. 12 statement. Secours training camp and tional NAACP’s position “This year we have joined inside the training camp on the racially discriminawith our friends in the fell well short of Mayor tory team name. American Indian commuJones’ promised minority However, the State nity and are renewing our participation goals when Conference release, in its call for Washington’s footthe deal was approved by failure to even mention ball team to replace this ofCity Council. Bon Secours, appeared out fensive name.” In addition to being of character. The statement However the statement excluded from vending had no name attached. Virfails to mention Bon Secopportunities inside the ginia NAACP Executive ours and the team’s distraining camp, only about Director King Salim Khalcrimination at the Rich28 percent of the training fani has consistently been mond training camp. The camp work in majoritya bold critic of the D.C. result has been a muddyblack Richmond was done team nickname and training of the waters by the by black-owned businesses ing camp policy and said National NAACP as it adaand about 33 percent overthose who support them mantly resists dealing with all by minority-owned are shortsighted and racist. the Bon Secours and the businesses. Mayor Jones Actually, Mr. Boone football team’s economic had promised a minimum specifically accuses Ms. discrimination issue. 40 percent participation Brock of refusing to “diBlack-owned and other rate by minority-owned rectly” speak to the issues locally owned businesses businesses in the project. of injustice pertaining were denied vending opMs. Brock’s refusal to to Bon Secours and the portunities inside the denounce the racism isteam’s discrimination. As training camp in a deal sues comes on the heels of a reason for her refusal, brokered by Bon Secours, her acceptance of the 2012 Ms. Brock has pointed to Mayor Dwight C. Jones Leadership Award from NAACP policies that aland the D.C. team. the 200-member National low local branches and In dodging the stance Newspaper Publishers’ Asstate conferences to speak on racism as national sociation of black-owned to issues first, policies that NAACP chair, Ms. Brock newspapers in recognition allow the national NAACP called the racism issues a of her “fierce” advocacy of to only become involved “local matter” and stated social justice. when invited by the state in a month-delayed Nov. A 50 years-plus and local NAACP authori1 email to Free Press EdiNAACP advocate and the ties. tor/Publisher Raymond H. recipient of the Virginia Invited to respond to Boone that she was forNAACP’s highest award, this story involving Bon warding the Free Press Jim Mr. Boone concluded his Secours’ deletion of its Crow concerns to the Bon communication to Ms. words of praise for her, Ms. Secours leadership, the Brock, stating, “This Bon Brock wrote in an email, NAACP General Counsel Secours decision disgrace“No comment.” and the Virginia and local fully enhanced RichHowever, in direct reNAACP chapters. mond’s shameful reputasponse to Mr. Boone’s The Free Press, which tion as ‘The Capital of advocacy, the National has banned the use of the Poverty,’ with 25 percent NAACP has now renickname from its news of Richmond’s population released its more than and opinion columns, also suffering in poverty.” 10-year-old position asked Ms. Brock if she The Washington, D.C.against the use of the nickwould have to get approvbased Trice Edney News name of Washington’s proal from Bon Secours to Wire contributed heavily fessional football team. comment on non-positive to this story with updates “For more than two decades, the NAACP has events before she speaks since the Free Press story was published Feb. 14. called for an end to the use for the NAACP. The Bernard-backed

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YWCA Makes End-of-Year Push for GED Test Before Changes Take Effect

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee’s GED test is getting a make-over starting January 1st, and it won’t be pretty for many. Not only is the test getting tougher, to align it with the State’s new Common Core standards, but the cost to take the GED test is doubling to $120. That’s why the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee is offering special sessions for students to take the Official Practice Test (OPT) and an incentive to the first 15 students who pass the official GED test. The YWCA will pay $50 to help cover the cost of those eligible students who pass all five parts of the GED test by December 13th. The GED test includes the following subjects: Science, Social Studies, Reading, Math and Writing. For students who

have taken and passed some parts of the official GED test, those scores will be wiped out if they do not pass all parts by the end of the year. They’ll have to start over. More than 100,000 people in Nashville do not have a high school degree or General Education Development certificate. Last year, the YWCA’s GED preparation program served 916 adults. More than 500 advanced a grade level, and 200 students passed the GED test. To sign up for the OPT session at the YWCA, call 269-9922 ext. 252. WHEN: Every Wednesday through December 18th) WHERE: YWCA Main Office 1608 Woodmont Boulevard, Nashville For 115 years, the YWCA has helped wom-

CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13A 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 26th day of November, 2013 . Sheila Lynn Komisar, 1314 Norvell Avenue, Nashville, TN 37216, Personal Representative. Moser, Paul W., 1994 Gallatin Road North, Suite 305, Madison, TN 37115. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 28, 2013 and December 5, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1728 ESTATE OF MARY PRESSLEY, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 14th day of November, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of MARY PRESSLEY who died May 2, 2013 were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-

resident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4)months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty(60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 26th day of November, 2013 . Myrtle L.A. Jones, 24214 Jasper Lake Lane, Lake Forest, CA 92630, Personal Representative. Hirsch Sr., Renard Astaire, 3250 Dickerson Pike, Suite 121, Nashville, TN 37207. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 28, 2013 and December 5, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1769 ESTATE OF HENRY WALLACE KELTON,

en, girls and families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee build safer, more self-sufficient lives. In addition to operating the largest domestic violence shelter in Tennessee and a 24-hour a day crisis and information line, the YWCA offers free GED education classes and mentors girls in several Metro Nashville schools. The YWCA exists to educate, encourage and break down barriers that perpetuate racism, violence and hopelessness. For more information, visit the YWCA’s website at www.ywcanashville. com. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call the 24-hour Crisis & Information Line toll free 1-800-334-4628 or (615) 242-1199 to speak with a trained counselor.

DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 14th day of November, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of HENRY WALLACE KELTON who died February 7, 2013 were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured, or 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 26th day of November, 2013 . Robert Dale Gibbs, 303 Blue Ridge Drive, Old Hickory, TN 37138, Personal Representative. Hoover, Larry B., 1222 16th Ave. South, Suite 12, Nashville, TN 37212. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 28, 2013 and December 5, 2013.

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Rev. Cloud to Be Honored The Matron’s Circle of First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill will host their Annual Christmas Gala on December 1, 2013 at 3:30 p.m., at Swett’s Restaurant, 2725 Clifton Ave. The Theme for this year is “Room For Jesus.” Reverend Olivia M. Cloud will be honored for her accomplishments and her life-long achievements. This woman of God has a passion for helping women help themselves and the greater community, as evidenced in her service as president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated,

Nashville Alumnae Chapter. During her tenure as president, Rev. Cloud has been actively involved in issues affecting the community, including: voter registration and voting rights; Metro Nashville Public School proposals and plans affecting our community; American Cancer Society Fight Against Cancer; Race for the Cure; W.O.M.E.N. (Women on Maintaining Education and Nutrition) for women living with HIV/AIDS and their families; and a new initiative with the Dirty Dozen, men advocating

and counseling adolescent boys and girls so that they can grow and thrive despite adverse conditions they may face. We are proud to claim Rev. Cloud as member of the Berean Church Family, and we are pleased that another respected congregation in our community has seen fit to recognize her service and accomplishments. Much gratitude to Mrs. Mai Olive Shumake Lusk for coordinating this blessed event to usher us into the season of giving and sharing.

American Heart Association, Macy’s Team Up on Go Red NASHVILLE, TN — Nefertiti Clavon, 22, struggles to keep up with rising tuition costs and other college expenses. “There were times I felt I was going to have to leave school because of financial situations,” said Clavon, a health promotions student at the University of Houston in Texas. “I’m grateful there is a scholarship available for female students pursuing healthcare studies.” Clavon is one of 16 recipients of the 2013 Go Red Multicultural Scholarship, part of the American Heart Association and Macy’s Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund. The fund — now in its third year — provides $2,500 scholarships for multicultural women pursuing college or graduate school degrees in healthcare fields. Besides easing the financial burden for students, the American Heart Association and its supporters are striving to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine and increase culturally-sensitive, patientcentered care. The number of minority medical school graduates is increasing steadily, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. However, the figures are still low compared with the population at large. For example, among

17,364 medical school graduates in 2011, 1,129 were black (6.5 percent), 1,336 Hispanic (7.6 percent) and 3,767 Asian (21.6 percent). Only 5.4 percent of African-American and 3.6 percent of Hispanic nurses in the nation are registered nurses, according to the 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics. In contrast, minorities make up 36.6 percent of the U.S. population. “Building a diverse physician and medical workforce is a critical component in the delivery of patient-centered care to the multicultural communities that will enter the healthcare system once the Affordable Care Act is implemented,” said Dr. Jennifer Mieres, senior vice president in the Office of Community and Public Health, chief diversity and inclusion officer for North Shore — LIJ Health System and American Heart Association Go Red For Women spokesperson. “The recruitment of talented, young diverse women into the healthcare field is a critical step in the delivery of quality, culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care.” Numerous ethnic groups — including African-Americans and Hispanics — are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease and risk factors. They also face barriers to diagnosis and

care and experience worse health outcomes than Caucasians. “Patients like to receive medical care by providers who can speak their same language and understand their cultural background,” said Celia Trigo, executive director and CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. “Meeting the needs of ethnically diverse patients leads not only to a better quality of care, but it also provides opportunities to improve the health of underserved minorities.” The Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship is made possible by the Macy’s Multicultural Fund, which was created in 2009 to focus on increasing diversity in the medical field. Macy’s is a founding national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Go Red Por Tu Corazi in raising more than $46 million since 2004. “As a long-time partner of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement and a proud supporter of diversity, Macy’s continues the fight against heart disease in women with the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund,” said Bill Hawthorne, Macy’s senior vice-president of Diversity Strategies. Encouraging and supporting multiethnic students as they join the ranks

of healthcare professionals will more effectively impact the disproportionate rates of heart disease among women in their own communities.” For more information and to complete an application, visit GoRedForWomen.org. The deadline to apply for 2014 scholarships is Dec. 31, 2013. Go Red For Women® is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease in women. We are committed to the fight, for as long as it takes. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement was created by women, for women. Because our health is non-negotiable, because we have the power to save our lives, and because the best force for women is women. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).

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MTSU AG Facilities Impress Prominent Chinese Researcher MURFREESBORO — A renowned Chinese professor, administrator and researcher left MTSU Nov. 20 following what he called a “very impressive” first-hand look at the university’s agricultural facilities. Renjie “Randdy” Dong of China Agricultural University in Beijing spoke with university administrators, including President Sidney A. McPhee and School of Agribusiness and Agriscience Director Warren Gill, before visiting the dairy processing unit on campus and MTSU Experiential Learning and Research Center (the farm) in Lascassas, Tenn. Dong, head of energy engineering and low carbon technology at his university, said the dairy facility at the farm is “advanced” and was impressed by the fact about 40 Food and Drug Administration personnel were receiving training on campus during his visit. “Research is fantastic here,” said Dong, who also serves as director in the Office of International Relations and executive director of the Biomass Engineering Center at China Agricultural University. After spending more than 30 minutes with MTSU alternative fuels researcher Cliff Ricketts and surrounded by a variety of vehicles in the Vocational Ag Shop, Dong spoke of how he “found the green energy excellent” on campus. Green energy is any type of energy that is produced with less negative impact on the environment, lessening our dependence on fossil fuels. “Cliff turns knowledge into technology,” Dong said, noting that Ricketts uses four fuels in one car and still uses a hydrogen car. Ricketts also uses electricity to produce hydrogen and uses hydrogen (from water) to drive the car. “I meet with many universities,” Dong added. “Many leave it (research) in the laboratory. Here, you can see real practical application.” Ricketts, who drove 2,600 miles coast-to-coast using no gasoline in March, has much in common with Dong. “I was very impressed with him being up to date on technology in China and all his contacts he has in the United States,” Ricketts said. “He’s very open-minded and collegial. He’s a very brilliant man who is very up to date on alternative fuels and green energy. It’s his thing.” One area of shared interest is algae. The veteran professor wants to do a cross-country drive with algae as the fuel source. “That’s our game,” Dong said, “and it’s an alternative fuel he has studied. It’s green energy. He successfully has worked with a company (Tractor Supply for more than 20 years) and he has received funding that has been matched by the university. This shows the university supports green energy research.”

Noted Chinese professor and researcher Renjie “Randdy” Dong, second from left, of China Agricultural University is shown with MTSU officials Warren Gill, left, President Sidney A. McPhee and Farm Laboratories Director Matthew Wade Nov. 20 during a visit to campus and to the MTSU Experiential Learning and Research Center (farm) in Lascassas, Tenn. MTSU photo by News and Media Relations

Veteran MTSU professor Cliff Ricketts, left, shares a laugh with Chinese agricultural expert Renjie “Randdy” Dong of China Agricultural University Nov. 20 in the Vocational Agricultural Shop on campus. Both men are alternative fuels experts. MTSU photo by News and Media Relations

Waste management, clean biomass stove, algae, constructed wetland and climate change/carbon furnace are Dong’s current research fields. One of Ricketts’ students this semester in an ag leadership class, junior Ting Dai of Beijing, formerly attended China Agricultural University. He is an agribusiness major. McPhee and David Schmidt, vice provost for international affairs, served as Dong’s campus tour liaisons. Schmidt called it “a great visit by a representative of our first strong partnership in China.” “This partnership continues to grow stronger and the mutual benefits multiply each year,” Schmidt added.

MTSU assistant professor Song Cui, left, visits with Chinese professor and researcher Renjie “Randdy” Dong Nov. 20 at MTSU. Cui is in his first year at MTSU. Dong holds multiple positions at China Agricultural University. MTSU photo by News and Media Relations

In the spring semester, Dong’s son, Wenbo, is expected to work on research projects with MTSU’s Charles Perry, who holds the Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence affiliated with the Department of Engineering Technology. Dong also was introduced to fellow countryman Song Cui, a first-year assistant professor in the MTSU ag program. Both have mutual ties to other U.S. universities.

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Tennessee Rep Celebrates 5th Anniversary of A Christmas Story, Nov. 30-Dec. 22 at TPAC’S Johnson Theater. (Preview is Nov. 29th at 7:30pm.) All-American Holiday Tradition A Christmas Story adapted by Phillip Grecian and based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark.  Sunday matinee performances have been added. For more info please visit www. tennesseerep.org

December 7

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Illustration, too, an exhibition of recent picture book art by Watkins illustration students, at WAG, suite 77 in the downtown Arcade, 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Wide variety of traditional and digital mediums by Watkins. The event is Free. Info: 615-383-4848 or Watkins.edu

December 7-8

Metro Nashville Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Division will collect donated toys at Nashville Zoo. Zoo is offering a complimentary admission ticket for every new toy donated. Metro police officers will collect the toys in the Zoo’s parking lot from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Located next to the toy drive, the Zoo will offer a selection of plush animals that guests can purchase for the purpose of donating to the toy drive. For more info call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org

UPCOMING EVENTS 2014

February 14: Les Gemmes Literary Luncheon, Hutton Hotel, 10:30 am March 22: (Tentative) Coalition of 100 Black Women---Sister to Sister Conference August 23: Les Gemmes “Last Summer Fling”

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Brown: Chef to the Stars

her former personal assistant, at cook for former BET owner Bob the time. I didn’t know the guy Johnson. I met him while I was NASHVILLE, TN — Music worked with her. He and I started helping a friend of mine open City’s own Chef Irving Brown talking about food, so he intro- up a restaurant there in North has developed his talents as an duced me to Lee Ann. I cooked Carolina. While there I also met accomplished chef by providing one dinner for her and I’ve been Michael Jordan, Nelly and Jerry personal chef services to celeb- cooking for her every since then.” Whitefield. Bob Johnson would rity clientele nationwide. His clients include country artists, songwriters, business professionals, and many more. Among the many famous names that he’s cooked for includes country music superstar and actress LeAnn Rimes, whom he’s worked with for over a decade. On his journey to becoming a chef to the rich and famous, the Chicago native worked his way up the career ladder as an Executive Chef for 5 star restaurants, including several Palm Restaurants in Chicago, NashHaving fun in the kitchen: l-r, Eddie CiBrian (LeAnn Rimes’ husband) ville, East Hampton, New York, Jeff Berger & Chef Irving Brown II the World Renowned Stock Yard Restaurant, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Chef Brown’s been noted for his ability to prepare any form of cuisine including sushi, authentic Mexican, Ethiopian dishes, and classic American while also mastering the art of ice carving, wine pairings, and cigar pairings. But what is Thanksgiving like in the home of a world class Left photo, Sage and roasted garlic turkey; Right photo, Chef Brown’s personal chef like Chef Brown? classic Pumpkin Pecan Creme Brulee & Chocolate, He’s prepared delectable cuisine Caramel Smores Ice Cream for the rich and famous and has TRIBUNE: Is LeAnn a veg- often call the restaurant after an unlimited wealth of talent and knowledge to choose from an or vegetarian like so many hours and ask for me to personwhen preparing dishes. But celebrities are these days? CHEF ally prepare various meals for what about when he’s home in BROWN: “LeAnn is very, very him and his guests.” TRIBUNE: So what are some the private kitchen with his wife, health conscience about food. of the entrees you cooked for She doesn’t eat sugar. Most of the Dr. Katherine Brown and their Mr. Johnson? CHEF BROWN: foods I prepare for her have to be four children? Chef Brown naturally sweetened. And she’s “He prefers fish. He’s not big on shares the details. TRIBUNE: How long have not into eating dishes that con- steaks. He seemed to like the idea you been the personal chef for tain a lot of heavy creams. She’s of being able to call me up to cook country music singer LeAnn always been very active about whatever he wanted, in a stress Rimes? CHEF BROWN: “Yes, healthy eating and fitness She’s al- free atmosphere.” TRIBUNE: Do you cook for I’ve been with her for 11 years ways been into doing pilates and LeAnn during the holiday seanow. Even though she’s now living yoga too.” TRIBUNE: I can only imag- son? CHEF BROWN: “If she’s primarily in Los Angeles, I still cook for LeAnn on special occa- ine the top celebrities you’ve had in town, I will sometime prepare sions. She and her husband were a chance to worth with as a re- something—especially for New in Cabo San Lucas recently for 9 sult of working with LeAnn for Year’s. But right now she’s very days and she invited me there to so many years. CHEF BROWN: busy with touring and preparcook for them for the whole two “She’s been very kind to me and ing for a new reality show. But I weeks. It was a lot of fun. LeAnn my family. She’s introduced me to talked to her just a few days ago.” TRIBUNE: So Thanksgivgot to relax, be herself and stay in superstars such as Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Ni- ing is this week. What is like a private villa. “ TRIBUNE: How did you cole Kidman. I actually cooked life like at a professional chef’s and Lee Ann first meet? CHEF for of Rascal Flatts, plus so many house during the holiday seaBROWN: ‘I met Lee Ann through more…I also got the chance to son? CHEF BROWN: “Now that By Janice Malone

our kids are older I have plenty of little helpers in the kitchen with me. Our children are ages 20, 13, 12 and 5. All of my kids do some type of cooking. One of my daughters is a vegetarian. So I often have to plan out menus for our family just as if I’m working for a client. I write out the menus and the kids will then pick out which dish they want to help with.” TRIBUNE: So what’s on the menu for Thanksgiving at the Brown household? CHEF BROWN: “Our menu for Thanksgiving includes: sage and roasted garlic turkey, that will be infused in and out. Next will be a bone-in prime rib with red potatoes and button mushrooms. My daughter that’s vegetarian will do a macaroni and cheese casserole that has seven different kinds of cheeses and crab meat in it; roasted sweet potatoes. A dish specifically for my mother-in-law is a apple cinnamon pie. I infuse my apples with cinnamon and nutmeg and my crust is traditional but I make my own sugar flowers, which I cover the top of the pie with. And that pie will be topped off with some homemade vanilla bean and rum flavored cream. I might also have some crème brulee with smores ice cream. We have a big dinner table at our house and Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal at our house.” TRIBUNE: I so wished I could be there! What time do you start the cooking? CHEF BROWN: You are more than welcome to stop by. I do a lot of the prep work the day before Thanksgiving. And then I will usually start cooking the turkey about 5 or 6am on Thanksgiving morning.” TRIBUNE: Can non-famous people hire you as their personal chef for special occasions? CHEF BROWN: “Yes, I have a lot of clients who are regular everyday working people. I also do a lot of work with various charities too. I especially like doing events that help kids learn more about cooking and foods. If anyone is interested in contacting me my number is 312.813.2433 or email me at TheGoodLifeInc@ aol.com

Avoid Singing ‘The Parking Lot Blues’

By Janice Malone

Not only is it that time of year again—holiday season, but it also means the headache of holiday travel and airport parking comes along with it. Although it is estimated there are more than 800 million parking spaces in the United States (that’s about three for every automobile), finding one during the busy holiday season is often a challenge. Airports, shopping malls, train stations, and downtown parking facilities seem packed. The parking industry offers many ways to make parking less stressful and more efficient to ease some of that holiday tension. “Smart meters, new apps for smartphones and mobile devices, sensors, and sophisticated guidance systems that identify available spaces are being used in an increasing number of cities to make it easier to find, reserve, and pay for parking,” says Liliana Rambo, CAPP, chair of the International Parking Institute (IPI), the world’s largest association of parking professionals.   But what about airport park-

ing lot prices? Will those be on the increase during holiday travel 2013? “Every airport is different in terms of how they price parking, but I don’t know of any airport that increases parking fees during the holiday season,” says Ms. Rambo. “Whatever the parking price has been for long term, short term, hourly, or valet will likely be the same. Check the airport website before your trip for all parking options. Some airports today offer advanced reserved parking as a customer service.” Even though the public is bombarded with the latest technology to help educate and plan our travel, Rambo says there are some passengers who still make the same annual mistakes. She says, “The biggest mistake people make when traveling over the holidays is not planning ahead, looking at the airport website and deciding about parking before they start out. Always leave enough time to deal with a parking lot that is full, or an airport shuttle bus from a parking area to the terminal that is behind schedule. And, remember where you parked! It’s a good idea to snap a photo of your car with signage that tell you what aisle, what floor you parked in  -- and put your parking stub in your wallet or a place you know you won’t lose it. Many airports today have pay stations where you can pay before you return to your car at the end of your trip – so having the ticket stub in your car won’t allow you that convenience.”

Whether or not these high-tech solutions are available in your city yet, Rambo and members of IPI offer these tips to make holiday parking easier: Carpool with family or friends. A shopping outing with friends is a greener alternative that reduces the demand for parking, and it’s more fun! Google it. Check the parking section of your destination’s website. Many restaurants, theaters, shopping centers, and airports offer helpful information about local parking options. Avoid endless circling. Circling and “perching,” the practice of waiting and following someone to their car, are inefficient, time-consuming, and fuel-wasting. Take the distant parking spot. Walking is good exercise and a stress reducer. Heads up. Whether driving or walking in a parking area, avoid distractions such as texting, rummaging through bags, and talking on the phone. Take note. Remember your parking location by level, section, and spot by jotting it down or snapping a photo. Lock up. Always be sure your car is in park, close the windows, lock your vehicle, and hide valuables and packages from sight. Never leave a child or pet in the car! Best tip of all? Ms. Rambo advises that planning ahead and allowing extra time to find parking may be the best strategy for finding the right spot - and the right attitude - during the holidays. For more information about the International Parking Institute visit their website at www.parking.org


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ENTERTAINMENT

NPT Presents ‘Community Cinema in Studio A’

NASHVILLE, TN — Community Cinema, a national civic engagement initiative by ITVS featuring screenings of films from the Emmy ® Award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens,” will partner with Nashville Public Television (NPT) and take place this season in NPT’s Studio A, inside the NPT Arts Center at 161 Rains Avenue in Nashville. The screenings will be free, include a complimentary light lunch, and occur at 11:30 a.m. one Wednesday a month from December to May (excluding April). Screenings of the approximately one-hour films will conclude with a facilitated discussion. Films this year include “The State of Arizona” (Carlos Sandoval, Catherine Tambini/USA); “La Marthas” (Cristina Ibarra/USA); “The New Black” (Yoruba Richen/USA); “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” (Bill Siegel/USA); and “Medora” (Andrew Cohn, Davy Rothbart/ USA).  A full schedule, with a synopsis of each film, follows. Community Cinema, which takes places in dozens of cities through the country, celebrates its sixth year in Nashville with the 2013-

14 season. It was previously held at the downtown Nashville Public Library. Studio A, in the NPT Arts Center in the Wedgewood/Houston Neighborhood, is home to numerous NPT productions and events, including A Word on Words and NPT Reports Town Halls, as well as the rehearsals for NPT Arts Center tenants Tennessee Repertory Theatre and Nashville Shakespeare Festival, and the TN Rep’s popular look-ins and Ingram New Works Festival. New seating, provided by the Frist Foundation, can accommodate more than one-hundred guests. “Studio A is a hidden treasure and one we’re excited to invite the community in to,” says Joe Pagetta, NPT director of media relations and online strategies, who will coordinate Community Cinema. “Community Cinema’s slate of films each year is always stellar, provocative and entertaining, and this season is no exception. We encourage

you to take a little extra time, have lunch with us, and partake in some lifelong learning with these films.” Wednesday, December 4 at 11:30 a.m. The State of Arizona (Carlos Sandoval, Catherine Tambini /USA) “The State Of Arizona” captures the volatile emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration. Tracking the year after Arizona passes SB1070, its controversial “papers please” law, this unflinching film presents Arizonans on all sides of this divisive issue. Full of drama and unexpected twists, THE STATE OF ARIZONA depicts a state and its people testing the edges of our democratic values and struggling for the very heart and soul of America. Attendees should RSVP to screenings by the Monday prior to each at http://communitycinemastudioA.eventbrite.com (or through the Community Cinema link wnpt.org)

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Nikki Giovanni Thrills Nashville Audience at Public Library any of it. She eventually had to get it by way of a CanadiNASHVILLE, TN —Auan distributor, and says she’s thor, poet and educator Nikki keeping it for an upcoming Giovanni delighted, amused visit by royalty from Ghana. and thrilled a packed house at While much of her talk was the Nashville Public Library devoted to biographical memlast Wednesday. She read seories and family encounters, lections from her newest volshe didn’t neglect political or ume, “Chasing Utopia - A Hycultural matters. One of her brid (William Morrow),” her strongest readings was titled 28th book. “It combines her al“Note to the South: You Lost,” ways contemporary, powerful poems with prose selections don’t drink beer, but Mommy which she cited because “I am about her family background, drank at least one beer almost a Tennessean and a Southernreflections and tributes to such every day of her life,” Giovan- er and these things are imporfigures as Sonia Sanchez and ni said. “That’s how I knew tant to me.” Haki Madhubuti, and her she was dying when she didn’t She also urged everyone feelings about various sub- drink a beer.” there to get a passport. “There “Utopia is considered the are two things that every jects, among them Abraham finest beer in the world, so I American citizen ought to Lincoln, the Lone Ranger, the Civil War, food, and no- wanted to drink one in honor have,”Giovanni added. “Evtable musicians and authors. of her,” Giovanni continued. eryone should be registered “I wrote this book in large part “So I went on a quest to find to vote and keep your voter as a celebration of things in- it.” The journey finally took registration card handy in case volving my mother,” Giovanni her to, of all things, the CIA there are any questions.” said. “ I went through a tough and their computers which are “It’s your duty as a citizen period where I lost both my the most thorough and commother and my sister, and I prehensive in the world. But to participate in politics and could have gone through this she acknowledges that even events that affect your life. whole thing of asking why and some people at the CIA didn’t The other is a passport. We being said, but that’s not what understand what she was go places and do all types of things at Virginia Tech (where I am and that’s not what folks seeking. “I told Leon Panetta (for- she’s a professor) and you can’t should do.” “People don’t want to see mer intelligence head and ad- have access to all the wonderyou moping around and wal- viser to numerous Presidents) ful things in the world and all lowing in self-pity. You have to that I was looking for Utopia, that you can learn by traveling keep moving and keep going, and he told me I had to look if you don’t have a passport.” and that’s what I’m doing with deep inside myself,” Giovanni Giovanni later signed this book. It’s why I call it a laughed. “I finally had to get books for a long line that hybrid, because it’s got things help from one of the few Black snaked out all the way down in there that are very personal, men around there. He told me the hall from the Auditorium and other things about subjects to turn around, because they don’t want you looking over where the talk was held. The that interest me.” A significant portion cov- their shoulder when they’re Library’s next major event will ers times she spent preparing putting their passwords in and feature National Public Radio food with her mother, or her getting access. He got me the Host and Special Correspondent Michele Norris. “A Conreaction to dishes she enjoys information I needed.” Utopia is extremely expen- versation with Michele Norlike artichoke soup, which she highlights in a poem, and the sive, and oddly, Giovanni says ris” will be Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. power of lemons in recipes. “I she still hasn’t had a drink of By Ron Wynn


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 4, 2013

KAM’S KOLUMN Book Review

thor augments his ideas with pearls of wisdom from fellow luminaries like Oprah Winfrey, who reveals, “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” Rap star Jay-Z weighs in with, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man,” while NBA great Kareem AbdulJabbar suggests that, “The good and the great are only separated by the willingness

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Book Review by Kam Williams

“People want to know how a youngster from poverty, who failed his way through public school, got caught up in the 80’s crack epidemic, got indicted and sent to federal prison… wound up working for five-star hotels. They want to know how he became the author of four books, a celebrity chef, a top inspirational speaker, and finally a mentor-coach who travels the world teaching and preaching about the power we have within us to transform our lives… The answer is simple: I made a choice If You Can See It, You Can Be It 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success to change… I decided that I wanted more by Chef Jeff Henderson Smiley Books from my life, and I found the way to get it. Hardcover, $26.95 360 pages, Illustrated Though I had wise and unexpected mentors ISBN: 978-1-4019-4060-7 along the way, I still had to find my own way. Here’s where you just got lucky… I’m to sacrifice.” Also quoted are ancient provhere to show you how, right now.” -- Excerpted from Chapter One (pg. erbs by such Eastern philosophers as Confucius (“Humility is the solid foundation of 5-6) all virtues.”) and Lao Tzu (”He who does Jeff Henderson turned his life around not trust enough will not be trusted.”) Part behind bars while serving time for drug pep talk/part workbook, this handy how-to dealing. In the penitentiary, he developed also reserves some space for audience para passion for cooking which, upon being ticipation via fill-in-the-blanks exercises. paroled, he parlayed into a career as a cel- There, readers are urged to record everyebrated chef and host of his own TV series thing from their childhood dreams to long on the Food Network. Now, he’s published and short term goals to action plans and a collection of recipes not of his best dishes character strengths. but of the secrets of his success. The dozen A practical toolkit designed to turn any key ingredients include: self-discipline, ambitious Chef Jeff protégé into one of delayed gratification, education, intuition, those surefire overachievers he calls “husrisk, persuasion, adaptation, collaboration, humility, selflessness, visionary leadership tlepreneurs.” To order a copy of If You Can See It, You and getting the competitive edge. Besides clarifying each of those concepts, the au- Can Be It, visit: http://www.amazon.com

being alone or being in love with a married man. Therefore, don’t spend a whole lot of time beating yourself up because of the situation; instead try focusing on how you cannot be in this situation again next year. Being in a relationship with somewith Tonya English one who is committed to someone else is extremely complicated. There are moral and spiritual issues to consider. There are Dear SMC: consequences for your actions as well as I’m getting to long term affects brought into everyone’s the point where lives because of the choices that are made I hate to see the from these situations. But today you need holidays com- to think about you and only you. What ing. My children things can you do to dig yourself out of spend time with this lonely depression? Can you volunTonya English their father and teer, visit with friends, spend time with I’m left alone be- other nearby relatives? I’m willing to cause I can’t be with my boyfriend. He’s bet that you have choices that you aren’t married with children and the last thing even considering because you’re too busy that he can do is spend time with me feeling sorry for yourself. Do something for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. I constructive with your day. Make a difknow that I can’t expect anything from ference in someone else’s life. And as him during this time, but that doesn’t soon as the black cloud has lifted, serimake it any easier or make me any less ously consider making a difference in sad or jealous. I’m so tired of being by your own life as well. Just as the holidays myself when everyone else is enjoying came this year, they’re going to keep on the company of people they love. I could coming and he’s going to keep on being make my children stay home with me, but with his family while you keep on wishthat would be depriving them of what I ing that he was with you. You will get wish I had. I understand why the suicide past these two days. The hurt will subrate goes up doing the holidays. Nobody side, your children will come home and wants to or should have to feel this type you’ll keep on keepin’ on. But as you do of loneliness. I know that I brought it all so remember; Insanity is doing the same on myself and although I’d do just about things over and over again expecting difanything to fill this void, I don’t believe it ferent results. would matter because all I really want to Send your letters to letters@sindo is to be with him. glemomchronicles. Tonya English is All by myself an entrepreneur, writer, motivational speaker and the founder of Single Mom Dear All by myself: Chronicles. She resides in the Dallas Yes, your situation is one that appears metroplex and is the single mom of two to be self-inflicted, but I’m pretty sure that teenage girls. given a choice you would not have chosen

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ENTERTAINMENT

RYCH’S CORNER

Jaden Betts is “Donny McStuffins!”

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

In March of last year The 24 hour, Disney Junior Channel launched a historic animated cartoon series for children ages 2-7 titled “Doc Mcstuffins.” The lead character Doc Mcstuffins, is an African-American little girl who is a toy whisperer, in that she can talk to stuffed animals and other toys in the toy world. She is voiced by 14-year-old Kiara Muhammad. Doc McStuffins has a little brother named Donny McStuffins, who is voiced by 11-year-old Jaden Betts. Each show has a new original song that accompanies heart warming stories. Doc cares for the toys especially when they need her help repairing a stitch or bandaging a boo-boo. She and her toy room friends Stuffy, Lambie, Hallie and Chilly give children helpful tips about their self care and care for others. They even help ease children’s fears and worries about visiting the doctor. Betts is a youngster who is full of positive light and energy. He is totally professional in his approach to his craft of acting. Since he is the voice of Donny without having to act in front of the camera; how different is V.O. (voice over) work vs. physical acting? Betts explains, “Well, voice over is knowing the emotion in your voice and when you are in front of the camera, it’s on your body motion and in your face and your eyes. Can they understand what your eyes are saying, your posture, do you feel good about yourself and emotions.” Having the vocal and visual things down is a double plus for Betts and he agrees saying “Yes, it definitely is.” When recording his tracks does he record alone or with other cast members? Betts says, “Most of the time I was by myself but there were some of the times when I was with other cast members.” When Betts first got the role of Donny

Jaden Betts stars as Donny McStuffins Photo by Disney Junior &RMM

McStuffins, did they tell him how to play the character or did they give him a little leeway on how he would interpret what Donnie was? Betts smiles, “Well I believe that they gave me a little leeway and they told me what I need to sound like and then it was sort of like I needed to figure out what kind of voices they did and bring the character to life.” How nerve racking was his audition to get this role? Betts reflects, “I was pretty nervous because I believe it was one of my first voice over roles. My parents helped me to get loose and have fun with it. You know, be able to be moldable and just play around with it.” What is a full day of work like? Betts runs it down, “A full day of work would be coming in, signing a contract, waiting for the other characters to go out and get their lines done. Then you go in sometimes for 15 minutes. It can get really long if you don’t understand the lines but if you get them it will be a breeze.” Do the actors get their lines in advance? Betts nods, “Usually, our lines are e-mailed to us. I would then go over them and make sure I have the lines down while I’m waiting to go in. I just read the story and by understanding the story and where my lines are and how I will do them.” Off set Betts loves playing pick up basketball, video games and bowling.

TERRI’S REVIEW

“Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northrup

ment. Still, having been beaten into silence once, and threatened, Platt kept the truth to himself and worked hard. Later, Ford fell on hard times and reluctantly sold his slaves, though he retained some ownership of Platt. As much as his first master had been kind, Platt’s second master was cruel, as was his third and last. John Tibeats had almost killed Platt because Platt dared to stand up to his rage. Edwin Epps alternated between anger and drunkenness, and ran his small plantation with a handful of slaves and regular whippings. Platt tried to escape Terri Schlichenmeyer once, but returned to his master’s plantation Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer for safety. For twelve years, Platt kept quiet, his Your grandmother always loved sto- eyes open for a real opportunity to flee and ries. Nobody could tell return home to his wife them like she could, either. and children. For a dozen She was full of tales of cauyears, he endured 20-hour tion and thrift and could workdays, meager rations, remember things that hapand daily beatings. And pened back when she was then he met the man who a girl. She even knew stoput into motion events that ries about her own grandwould save his life. Get a parents, the lives they led, dozen pages into “Twelve and how they survived. Years a Slave,” and you Sometimes, you wish could be forgiven for foryou could have a talk with getting that this isn’t a novthose ancestors of yours. el. It surely reads like one You can’t… but you can – that is, until author Sololearn from a voice of mon Northup slams us into 150 years ago by reading reality. We read statements “Twelve Years a Slave” by Introduction by Dolen Perkins- such as that Epps couldn’t Valdez, PhD c.2013, Atria / 37 Ink Solomon Northup. let Northup die because it $15.00, 305 pages Born in July, 1808, would’ve meant “the death Solomon Northup was the of an animal worth a thougrandson of slaves, the son of a free man, sand dollars,” or that another slave hoped born a free man himself. He lived in New “his master would buy me” - thus remindYork, married a “colored girl” with “the ing us, and not gently, that this book is a blood of three races” in her veins, which memoir. gave her a “singular but pleasing expresAnd yet, despite that brutality, Northup sion.” They had three small children and exhibits a sense of sly humor here. He comwere enjoying a certain level of prosperity ments on the absurd to the point that you when Solomon, trusting two new friends, can almost hear his eyes rolling from 1853, went to play his violin and was poisoned, the year this book was originally published. captured, beaten, renamed “Platt” and sent Even if you’ve seen the movie, I think you to the south as a slave. His first master was owe it to yourself to read this book on a “kind, noble… Christian man” named which it’s based. For readers who love hisFord who, perhaps, could’ve been trusted tory, “Twelve Years a Slave” is one incredwith the facts of abduction and enslave- ibly powerful story.


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HEALTH

Lifestyle Choices May Help Treat Mild Case of Sleep Apnea

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does having sleep apnea affect my health? Are there treatments that I can try for sleep apnea other than a CPAP machine? ANSWER: People who have sleep apnea repeatedly stop and start breathing when they sleep. There are two main types of sleep apnea. The more common form is obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. It happens when muscles in the back of the throat relax, narrowing the airway and making it hard to take in enough air. Central sleep apnea is less common. It happens when the brain doesn’t send the proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. OSA can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. People with this sleep disorder often do not feel refreshed in the morning. They may wake up with a headache and suffer from fatigue and sleepiness throughout the day. Lack of sleep can affect a person’s mood and the ability to think clearly and concentrate. Other problems can arise as a result of OSA, too. It may lead to an increase in blood pressure. It can raise your risk for stroke and many types of heart disease. Untreated OSA makes recovery from surgery more difficult. If you have OSA, your risk of being in a motor vehicle accident is higher. Severe cases of OSA may lead to premature death. To lower the likelihood of having these problems, it’s important to have OSA treated. Using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is the most effective treatment. It works by using air pressure to hold the throat open. To use it, you need to wear a mask over your nose while you sleep. While CPAP is a reliable way to prevent OSA, some

people find it uncomfortable at first. Making adjustments to the fit of the mask and giving yourself time to get used to it usually are all that’s needed to successfully use a CPAP machine. While there are no medications available to treat this sleep disorder, there are lifestyle choices you can make that may help decrease OSA. First, it’s important to get to and stay at a healthy weight. Not all people who have OSA are overweight, but having excess weight is the single biggest risk factor for OSA. Losing even a small amount of extra weight can make OSA less severe. In some cases, getting to a healthy weight can cure OSA completely. Second, if you smoke, stop. Smoking can make OSA worse in many people. If you need help quitting smoking, talk to your doctor about smoking cessation programs in your area. Third, keep the amount of alcohol you drink to a minimum, if at all. Alcohol causes the muscles in the back of your throat to relax, increasing symptoms of OSA. The same is true for some medications, such as sleeping pills and tranquilizers. If you take medications, review them with your doctor to see if any of them may be contributing to your OSA. Fourth, if you have persistent nasal congestion, treatment for that condition may help improve OSA. Talk with your doctor about medication options. Finally, if you sleep on your back, try sleeping on your side or abdomen instead. When you sleep on your back, your tongue and soft palate may rest against the back of your throat and block your airway. For cases of mild OSA, these lifestyle changes may

be all you need to successfully treat the disorder. For more advanced cases, there are interventions other than CPAP that can be explored, including custom-designed mouthpieces worn at night that hold the lower jaw forward during sleep, as well as a variety of surgical procedures. A number of newer non-CPAP options seeking to open the airway during sleep are in various stages of development, such as specialized nasal valves, oral suction devices, and implanted tongue nerve stimulators. A discussion with your health care team would be required to carefully review non-CPAP interventions beyond lifestyle changes. -- Eric Olson, M.D., Center for Sleep Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. (Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic is an educational resource and doesn’t replace regular medical care. Email a question to medicaledge@mayo.edu. For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org.)

Older Men Who Walk Daily May Lower Their Stroke Risk

Study Highlights: •Older men who walked at least one to two hours each day had a reduced risk of stroke. •Regular daily walking reduced the risk of stroke, regardless of the pace or distance. Older men who walked at least one to two hours each day compared to less than half an hour per day had a reduced risk of stroke, in a large population-based study reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. In a study of 3,435 healthy men age 60 to 80, researchers asked distance walked each week and usual walking pace. They divided them into groups: those who spent zero-three hours a week; four-seven hours; eight-14 hours; 15-21 hours; and more than 22 hours walking per week. Men were followed for the next 10 years and monitored for all new cases of stroke. Researchers found: •Men who walked eight-14 hours per week had about one-third lower risk of stroke than men who spent zero-three hours walking each week. •The risk was about two-thirds lower for those walking more than 22 hours a week. •42 percent walked for more than eight hours per week while 9 percent walked for more than 22 hours per week. •Men who walked zero-three hours

per week had 80 strokes per 10,000 person years and men who walked eight-14 hours per week had 55 strokes per 10,000 person years. “If you took one thousand men who usually walk 8-14 hours per week and followed them for 10 years, on average they would have 55 strokes, compared with 80 for the group who only walk zero to three hours per week,” explained Barbara Jefferis, Ph.D., study first author and senior research associate in the Department of Primary Care & Population Health at University College London in the U.K. “The total time spent walking was more consistently protective against stroke than walking pace; overall it seemed that accumulating more time walking was most beneficial.” Study participants were part of the British Regional Heart Study, sampled from one primary care center in each of 24 towns across Britain. In 1998-2000, participants completed questionnaires about various aspects of their walking activities and other physical activities. Nurses also conducted a range of traditional health tests such as blood pressure and measured novel risk factors such as inflammatory markers. “Our findings suggest that regular walking each week could be an important part of stroke prevention strategies in older people,” Jefferis said.

Talk to Your Family About Diabetes and Healthy Vision The subject of diabetes seems to be everywhere these days— in the news, on social media, even on talk shows. In fact, 26 million people have diabetes, and this number is increasing, putting more people at risk for health complications. If you or someone in your family has diabetes, you should talk to them about diabetic eye disease, one of the complications of diabetes. Diabetic eye disease includes cataract, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, which is the most common form of the disease. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults 20–74 years of age. More than 800,000 African Americans have diabetic retinopathy, and this number will likely reach 1.2 million by 2030. While everyone who has diabetes can get diabetic eye disease, African Americans are at higher risk of losing vision or going blind from it. Description: This graph shows that more than 800,000 African Americans have diabetic retinopathy, and this number is pro-

jected to increase to approximately 1.2 million by 2030. Source: Vision Problems in the U.S., 2012 “The longer a person has diabetes, the greater is his or her risk of developing diabetic eye disease,” said Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Eye Institute (NEI). “If you have diabetes, be sure to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Don’t wait until you notice an eye problem to have an exam, because vision that is lost cannot be restored.” Unfortunately, diabetic eye disease often has no early warning signs. But the good news you can share with your family is that it can be detected early and treated before vision loss occurs. “In fact, with early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care, people with diabetes can reduce their risk of severe vision loss by 95 percent,” adds Suber Huang, M.D., M.B.A., chair of the Diabetic Eye Disease Subcommittee for NEI’s National Eye Health Education Program.

Research has also shown that when people with diabetes have good control of their blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, they can help delay getting diabetic eye disease, or slow its progress. In addition to having annual comprehensive dilated eye exams, people with diabetes should do the following to keep their health on TRACK: · Take your medications. · Reach and maintain a healthy weight. · Add physical activity to your daily routine. · Control your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. · Kick the smoking habit. Family matters. So if you or someone in your family has diabetes, set your sight on healthy vision. Schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam today. For more information on diabetic eye disease and tips on finding an eye care professional and financial assistance for eye care, visit http://www. nei.nih.gov/diabetes or call the NEI at 301– 496–5248.


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NFL

Titans Get Back in Playoff Chase

missed two of his field goal tries. One was from 32 yards, and it stunned both his team Two weeks after hitting bottom with a and the capacity Raiders crowd. The other home loss to then winless Jacksonville, the was a tougher try from 48 yards. But conTennessee Titans (5-6) jumped back into sidering he’d already made one from 52, the AFC playoff picture Sunday with a drathat miss was equally surprising. matic, last-second 23-19 road victory over The Raiders definitely needed those the Oakland Raiders. six points, because the Titans mostly kept QB Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Kendall Wright them out of the end zone until they got a with a 10-yard touchdown pass with only late score that made it 19-16. They did a 10 seconds remaining. It was the culminasolid job limiting the Raiders’ rushing attion of a 14-play, 80-yard game-winning tack, and were able to survive some quesTD drive that took more than six minutes tionable decisions by the secondary during off the clock. The Raiders (4-7) only got the first half. two more plays after the kickoff and didn’t Tennessee, despite being one of several come close to the end zone. AFC teams with a 5-6 record, currently sits The Titans have never fared well in in the sixth playoff position. The Titans are West Coast games, and for the first half also kicking themselves about letting two Tennessee Titans’ defensive end Kamerion Wimbley makes a second half play against the it looked as though this would be another games where they had second half leads Oakland Raiders in Sunday’s 23-19 victory. typical flame out in a western locale. The get away. If they had beaten Houston and Titans had five dropped passes in the first two defensive players while racing into the first downs in short yardage situations. But Indianapolis, they would now be 7-4 and half, and were called for eight penalties that end zone. Hunter had another critical catch whether he’s still not fully healthy or hasn’t tied for the AFC South lead with the Colts. cost them 85 yards. in the fourth quarter, and ended with his adujsted to the Titans’ offense, he isn’t re- Indianapolis was blasted 40-11 Sunday by But Fitzpatrick got things straightened first career 100-yard game, amassing 109 ally providing the lift or explosiveness that the Arizona Cardinals. out in the second half, and ended with his Since losing Reggie Wayne to injury, Tennessee anticipated. Plus, taking Chris yards in receptions on six catches. finest performance as a Titan. He completthe Colts’ passing game has slowed considWright also had over 100 yards, and Johnson off the field in the red zone always ed 30 of 42 passes for 320 yards, and had erably. They’ve lost in blowouts at home to continually made tough catches under seemed a dubious move anyhow. With his St. Louis and on the road to Arizona. no fumbles or interceptions. Chris Johnson still didn’t have a great game, grinding pressure. Even when blasted by Raider de- speed, he’s someone opposing defenses The Titans get the opportunity Sunthings out for 73 yards on 20 carries. But fenders, he held onto the ball, and he also must fear, especially near the goal line, as day to cut another game off the Colts’ lead he did have mostly positive yardage, and he made a smart move on the goal line to get either a runner or receiver. Johnson was in when they meet in Indianapolis. Their fans during the climatic moments, and had a can only hope that Fitzpatrick is equally got some critical yardage on first and sec- open for the winning catch. couple of carries that helped get Tennessee sharp, that Hunter and Wright get some By comparison, two players who most ond down during the final drive. The players who proved a revelation likely will see fewer chances on the field closer to getting the winning touchdown. help from Johnson and Nate Washington, The Titans played much smarter over and the defense avoids costly mistakes and were wide receivers Wright and Hunter. down the stretch are Kenny Britt and Shonn Hunter will probably be starting from this Greene. Britt dropped two more passes, the final 30 minutes, getting only two penalties. point forward. He had one spectacular and looks as though he has lost all confi- penalties. They also caught a break when Tennessee had the Colts on the ropes in touchdown on a 50-yard plus play where he dence. Greene came to Tennessee with a Oakland’s Sebastian Jankowski, one of the Nashville, and let them get away. They now not only made a great catch, he faked out reputation for being an expert at getting most accurate kickers in league history, have the chance to correct that mistake. COLLEGE BASKETBALL By Ron Wynn

Tigers Fall to Volunteers

Tennesse State University’s Jay Harris dives to make a save in Friday’s game against the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Unfortunately, his efforts weren’t enough to prevent the Volunteers from defeating the Tigers 88-67.

behind early, and trailed 38-30 at halftime. Then Superior height, power over the final 20 minutes, and depth proved too much they were unable to mount for the Tennessee State Ti- any type of sustained ofgers Friday night in Knox- fense. ville as UT pounded the “He (McRae) can score Tigers 88-67. It was UT’s the basketball,” Martin third straight win, while told the Associated Press. TSU remains winless at “That’s what he does. He’s 0-6. It’s the first time since shooting the ball well. He’s 1999-2000 that a Tigers’ not taking off-balance squad opened the season shots. You have to get him with six straight losses. the ball. That’s the biggest Both Tennessee’s Jor- key for a scorer. Now he’s dan McRae and Jarnell not hunting for shots.” Stokes have been selected There were some good as pre-season All-SEC things for TSU. They had players. Each was unstop- an 11-3 run to close the first pable against TSU. McRae half, cutting a 16-point defhad 25 points, while icit in half during the first Stokes had 16 points and half. They shot almost 46 eight rebounds. Tennessee percent (45.8) in that half. also didn’t have turnovers The Tigers even closed to for almost the entire first within six points at 42-36 half (16.5 minutes) and had with 17:30 remaining. only seven the entire game. But then the same Things weren’t nearly as things that contributed to efficient for the Tigers. Pat- a 21-7 UT run in the first rick Miller had 20 points, half resurfaced. They inMJ, Rhett 14 and Jay Har- cluded bad passes, poor ris 12. But the Tigers got shot selection, and an inBy Ron Wynn

ability to hit from threepoint territory. The Tigers made only three of 15 three point shots. For the season they’ve only 20 of 99 behind the arc (20.2 percent). “As long as we continue to get better, I have to take the positives out of this,”TSU coach Travis Williams said. “We’re just looking for the right combination and chemistry. We’re still at a point where we’re really trying to establish ourselves. You know what you’re going to get from Pat Miller day in and day out, and you know what type of defense he’s going to face.We’re trying to get those other guys to step up in some major roles.” Both the Tennessee men and women will be involved in a tournament in the Bahamas during Thanksgiving week. The men face UTEP Wednesday, while the women play Virginia Thursday.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

TSU Makes FCS Playoffs By Ron Wynn

Rod Reed’s quest to bring back TSU’s national prestige and reputation got another boost Sunday with the announcement that the Tiges had been selected for the FCS playoffs. The Tigers will hit the road Thanksgiving weekend for a game against Pioneer League champion Butler. Butler finshed with an identical 9-3 record, and earned the Pioneer League’s automatic bid. TSU finished second in the OVC with a 6-2 conference mark. Their prospects were helped by Saturday’s confence results. League champion Eastern Illinois wrapped an undefeated league season with a 70-22 thrashing of UT Martin. Jacksonville State did defeat Southeast Mirrouri 42-34, but both those schools finished behind TSU with 5-3 records. TSU had the tiebreaker over Jacksonville anyhow, having beaten

them in the regular season. But it wasn’t necessary, as they finished alone in second, though both teams had 9-3 regular season marks. Tennessee State has also rebounded nicely from a pair of tough losses to Eastern Illinois and Eastern

Kentiucky that ended their OVC title

hopes. Reed, one of 20 finalists for the Eddie Robinson FCS Coach of the Year award, had hoped media predictions and speculation that put TSU in the playoffs if they had won their final two conference games proved correct. He’s also been able to win nine games despite being plagued all season by injury problems. In the finale against Murray State, TSU played without its number one QB Mike German and top tight end A.C. Leonard. Reed said last week both would be available for any playoff action. Whether German starts Saturday against Butler had not been announced at press time, but it’s assumed that Leonard, a favorite target for both German and their other QB Ronald Butler, will be back in the lineup. They also hope to get 1000-yard rusher Tim Broughton back as well. The Tigers hadn’t been in the playoffs since 1999, the last year they also won nine or more games. Reed’s two-year mark is 17-6.

Vandy Steals One in Knoxville

133 yards, and became the SEC’s all-time leader in receptions. Carta-Samuels comIn the era before James pleted 21 of 27 passes for 181 Franklin arrived at Vanderyards, with one interception. bilt, Tennessee considered the Despite losing their entire Commodores one team they starting secondary at various could always beat, no matter points due to injury and ejecwhat else had happened durtion, Vanderbilt got two intering the season. ceptions off Dobbs. But that is no longer the Coach Franklin wasn’t case. Vanderbilt used a late happy about Vandy’s turnrally to hand UT a 14-10 loss, overs, which included a pair their second straight win over of fumbles (they had only two the Volunteers. It’s the first Vanderbilt claimed its second straight win over coming into the game). But time since 1925-26 Vanderbilt UT 14-10 Saturday in Knoxville. he was quite pleased with the has won consecutive games result, while openly admitting over Tennessee. That the viccompleted 11 of 19 passes. UT QB Austyn Carta-Samuels things didn’t look good for his tory came in Neyland Stadigained only 53 yards through surged ahead from the Tenteam almost the entire day. um before a crowd of 97, 223 nessee 34-yard line. The play the air, the teams’ lowest total Tennessee’s Michael Palarmade it an even bigger win. It was the Commodores’ was initially ruled short, but since 2008. Dobbs also had dy has had a fine year, but seventh victory of the season, replays later confirmed that two interceptions, but Tennes- didn’t have such a good game while Tennessee was elimi- the ball had been advanced to see head coach Butch Jones against Vanderbilt. He missed nated from bowl consider- the 33. There were 46 seconds was quick to spread the blame a 32-yarder, and also had a ation with their seventh loss. left. Carta-Samuels completed for his team’s horrendous short punt that gave the Commodores an excellent scoring Vanderbilt finished at .500 in a 25-yard pass to Jordan Mat- passing performance. “There were a couple of opportuinty. the SEC (4-4), while Tennes- thews, who had another specUltimately, the Commosee falls to 1-6 in the confer- tular day. That put the ball on times I didn’t think we were real crisp on the perimeter, UT’s eight-yard line. dores found a way to win ence (4-7 overall). UT has lost “Jones told the Knoxville Second team QB Patton on a day when they were far five of its last six games. The Commodores have won three Robinette, who had been al- News-Sentinel. “It’s a combi- from their best offensively. straight, and four of their last ternating with Carta-Samuels nation of all 11 people work- It’s a sign of the times that the all day, re-entered the game. ing together.” He also ad- Comodores are now the team five. Yet, for most of the day it He faked a jump pass, then ran dressed areas he feels Dobbs, who finds ways to win at the end, while UT has become the seemed Tennessee would pull around end into the end zone, a freshman, must improve. “The things he needs to one who can’t hold leads and off an upset. They had linited giving Vanderbilt the 14-10 Vanderbilt to 90 yards rush- lead with only 16 seconds left. correct moving forward are is the number two team in the ing, and given up only one Tennessee completed a couple not throwing the football state. Tennessee concludes its first half touchdown. Tennes- of passes, reaching midfield. away and not getting negative see clung to a 10-7 lead late But a final pass by QB Joshua yardage football plays,” Jones season Saturday on the road against Kentucky. Vanderbilt in the fourth quarter. Then Dobbs was batted down, en- added. Vanderbilt didn’t exact- will entertain Wake Forest in came the day’s most critical suring Tennessee its fourth ly shine on offense either, its final home game, as they straight losing season. sequence. though Matthews certainly attempt to get an eight-win Dobbs had an awful game It was fourth down and less than a minute to go. Vandy in terms of yardage, though he did. He had 13 receptions for season. By Ron Wynn

Blue Raiders Get Seventh Win in Romp By Ron Wynn

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders soldified their bowl prospects Saturday with a 42-21 romp over winless Southern Mississippi. In their first Conference-USA season, the Blue Raiders will definitely be one of the six schools in the league to get one of the automatic bowl shots. MTSU is in third place at 5-2, one game behind Eastern Carolina and Marshall, both tied for first at 6-1. Their overall record is 7-4. It was MTSU’s fourth straight win, and another keyed by the combination of pinpoint passing and steady rushing. QB Logan Kilgore was 11 of 25 for 172 yards and a touchdown while having no interceptions. Freshman rusher Shane Tucker had 103 yards and two touchdowns. Jeremiah Bryson had 80 yards. He’d missed MTSU’s previous game with an ankle injury. The Blue Raiders had 246 yards

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Nov. 30 at Kentucky rushing. They held Southern Mississippi to 82. Their defense also returned two interceptions for touchdowns and had seven QB sacks in the first half alone. Defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix, a former Southern Mississippi player, had no mercy on his past school and

congratulated his team on their effort. “That was awesome,” Nix told Gannett Tennessee. “We challenged our kids to make plays in the takeaway category. We had two guys find the end zone, and those were big plays at the right time.” MTSU led 28-7 at halftime, and countered Southern Miss scores in the third and fourth quarter with 14 points of their own in the final 15 minutes. MTSU coach Rick Stockstill was left fuming last season when his team was snubbed for a bowl bid despite an 8-4 record. He expressed himself on that score after the game, saying: “This is a great feeling for our team, especially after the heartbreak of last year. We are in a bowl, and that’s good. We want to get eight wins now.” Safety Kevin Byard had a 51-yard interception return for a score. That enabled him to break the school record for interception return yards. He has 326 yards on interception returns in 23 games.

SPORTS BY RON WYNN

Winston’s Situation Mishandled By Ron Wynn

Few situations have been more poorly handed than what’s happened the last few days and weeks with Florida State QB and Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston. Allegations swirl around him regarding a possible charge of sexual assault that dates back almost a year. Winston has not been charged or arrested. It surfaced last Thursday that a DNA analysis by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement matched a sample taken from the underwear of the woman who reported the incident. But Winston’s attorney Tim Jansen said that Winston had voluntarily given the police a DNA sample and that the sex the two had was consensual. Adding to the controversy were comments made by the woman’s family refuting Winston’s claims of a consensual situation, as well as her claim of possible pre-investigation intimidation and hostility from a Tallahassee police detective. The police response about non-cooperation from the complaint is being discounted, largely because that is all too often commonplace, especially in a case where the charge is being made against a football star in a city where the local university’s team enjoys favored son status. What makes everything look bad is the amount of time it has taken for the story to get out, as well as the role the police may or may not have played. Katherine Redmond Brown, founder of the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes, has said in her experience police and/or university officials often impede these investigations, and their response makes it that much tougher to get victims to report assaults and acts of violence and harrassment. Meanwhile Winston is legally innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, but his reputation has taken a hit in some circles. There’s concern that unless they know for sure whether charges will be filed or not, some Heisman voters may withdraw their support. Prior to this incident hitting the news, he was the odds on favorite for the award. That, of course, means very little in the big picture. By letting the case drag out for almost a year, Tallahasse authorities have done Winston no favors by not aggressively purusing the allegation when it was first made. Now there will be people who’ll insist if he’s not charged that a coverup ensued, while others will maintain it’s very suspicious that the charges weren’t made public until Winston established his Heisman credentials. Sexual assault (or rape if you prefer) remains a horrible problem in our society, part of the overall injustices and mistreatment of women that’s a plague on the nation. If Winston is guilty, he deserves the full penalty possible under the law. Unfortunately, due to police bungling, it will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to fully establish his innocence or guilt, as well as ensure that the woman in the case can eventually move forward with her life as well.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 4, 2013

Giving Thanks for the Manna: Jesus, the Bread of Life Rev. Jason Curry, Phd. of Fisk Memorial Chapel

Rev. Jason Curry, Ph.D.

Many churches are doing an outstanding job nurturing and expanding their Christian education programs. It is refreshing to know that the pastors and laity of these historic, independent and progressive churches are continuing to emphasize the importance of Christian education programs such as bible study, Sunday School, new members classes and vacation bible school. I often marvel at the number of students who know many of the stories of the bible upon entering college. If I were to be honest, I would say that many of these students don’t want me to know that

they have an extensive background in Christian education because they know that I’ll expect them to attend and participate in Chapel or a church on Sunday morning. They’ve heard my speech over and over again: “Sunday’s aren’t for sleeping in, Sunday’s are for giving thanks to God.” I am proud to say, that many students still find value in church, biblical stories and God. Even if they are enduring financial hardships, struggling with challenges in their relationships, worried about career choices in an unstable economy or simply exhausted because they have been having fun and Saturday night has slowly blended into Sunday morning, they find the time and the need to thank God on Sunday morning. Jesus is still their Bread of the Life (John 6:35) because he is able to address their physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs. Jesus continues to be the Bread of Life for many Christians throughout the world. In John 6:4951, Jesus said: “Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness…. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat

thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven….” In the Old Testament, God gave the Israelites manna to eat. Many of them thought that they would starve in the desert; however, God made provisions for them. (Exodus 16:15). They were unable to store the manna; therefore, God gave it to them daily. In the New Testament, God sent Jesus to provide for our daily needs. We are blessed with physical provisions (food and clothing), but Jesus, the Bread of Life, continues to bless us with spiritual provisions on a daily basis which help us to overcome the wilderness of fear, doubt, malice, hatred, jealousy, lust, greed, sloth, pride, contentiousness or covetousness. In effect, Jesus is saying that spiritual provisions (e.g., his words in the New Testament) more important than the physical provisions (manna) in the desert. Yes, God promised to make spiritual provisions for us. The manna that that the Israelites ate only satisfied them for a day, but the Bread that came down from heaven will satisfy us forevermore.

The Triumphs of Forgiveness Everyday Joy by Regina Prude

Regina M. Prude

Thanksgiving is, traditionally, a season of family… warm gatherings and comfort food gently lifting our spirits, ushering us closer to the truth of what love and fellowship really mean. As we give thanks in this season, we are reminded of the certainty of love and the power of forgiveness. Even extreme forgiveness. My spiritual daughter, Kim, introduced me to a living example of forgiveness on steroids after meeting women in Rwanda who forgave those who meticulously, brutally murdered their

husbands, sons, fathers and brothers. Battered and bruised— the women of Rwanda picked up the pieces of devastated lives and communities. They were left to bind up ragged remnants of their families and country. Stunningly beautiful, Rwanda is “the land of a thousand hills;” it resembles Switzerland. What we remember, however, is the 100 days of slaughter in 1994 and the loss of over 800,000 lives. Kim spoke at a conference for women from Rwanda and the Congo. One group lived so far into the savanna and were so impoverished they actually lived naked. The ministry provided them clothing; then, the women walked for hours to the nearest road to be driven to the gathering. Some walked with babies strapped to their backs. After eight or nine hours of teaching, they still hungered for spiritual strength. One woman stood out. In one single day, she lost 17 family members—husband, parents, brothers, sisters, all of her chil-

dren. Three months later, she gave birth to a child who also died. Yet, she thanked God for sparing her live. To live in joy at that level, despite such dire circumstances is remarkable. The first thing many do is blame God. Kim said: “We went to Rwanda to help but, we were the ones who were transformed. The Rwandan women becamee our teachers.” Forgiveness is a choice, at Thanksgiving and throughout the year. Otherwise, we live in bondage to anger and bitterness. Regina M. Prude is an inspirational speaker and author. Send comments to regina@reginaprude.com or PO Box 58795, Nashville, TN 37205. Read her blog posts at www.reginaprude. com; follow her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/reg inaprude) and Twitter (http:// twitter.com/rprude.) © Regina M. Prude, 2013

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AsktheElder This Thanksgiving Weekend

grow into a healthy harThis Thanksgiving weekend I’d like for everyvest, all you need to do is one to give thanks unto the reap the rewards of what Lord, for he is good, yes he God has done for you. is good! I’d also like us to It’s an incredible system be mindful of every soldier that God has in place that who’s away from home holds each and every one and their family during of us accountable for what this Holiday weekend. I rewe do. Are you planting member being a 19 year old soldier sitting in the sands seeds, are you “pursuing of Iraqi; it was far away perfection to impact an from home and I it’s an awimperfect world?” Take Elder “X” Lawson ful feeling not knowing if I this time right now, not would ever make it back alive later, to make the difference in the life of and whole, mentally as well as physically. But through the grace and mercy of God, others, the Lord is speaking to my heart he allowed me to come home safe. What right now, there is someone reading this do you have to be thankful for this week- article right now and God has placed on end? Is there a child whose come home, your heart someone you already know, a are you the person who came home, may- family member, a neighbor who you albe God blessed you to have a good meal ready know is in need and you know he’s or meals, you may be the person whose asked you to be a blessing, this is your family ties are strong and your entire chance right now to be used by God and family came together as a unit, whatever your situation, give God the praise. Now to show others the love of Jesus Christ at is also the perfect time to continue to give work in you. Let him use you and watch to churches and other non-profits who God work a miracle in your life. Questions & comments email, Elhelp the needy. We tend to give when the particular season is in the atmosphere and derxlawson@yahoo.com, Listen to stop as soon as we get back into the daily “Real Gospel” Sunday’s 9am–12n on routines of our lives. The truth of the mat- 88.1FM. This Sunday I’ll speak with ter is, people need help all the time and the girl group Immeasurable about their we should make giving a regular part of new song, ‘Change Me.” Listen online at our lives. Consider it planting seeds. The more you plant, the greater your harvest WFSKFM.ORG, Twitter @XuamLawwhen God sees your seeds all over the son, Facebook – Real Gospel with the planet, he can then send the water to al- Xman, website, www.xuamlawson.wix. low your seeds to grow, when your seeds com/rgwtx

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Thanksgiving is an American Legacy On the other hand, by the grace of God, around March 16, 1621, a miracle Thanksgiving is the showed up for the Piltime of year when the grims in the form of an people of America pause Indian by the name of Soto reflect and commemo- moset. Somoset spoke a rate this nation’s rich his- “broken” English dialect, tory, celebrate and appre- which made it difficulty ciate family members and for the Pilgrims to comfriends, and honor God municate effectively with with a unified ‘heart of him. thanksgiving’ for the many However, Somoset told blessings He bestows on the Pilgrims about anothour lives. Thanksgiving er Indian that had lived in is an opportunity for us to England and was able to say thank you to God and speak better English than others across the nation himself. Squanto was his and throughout the world. name, and he would prove Many will travel from to be a great blessing for far and near to celebrate the Pilgrims and their surThanksgiving with those vival in the New Land. whom they love. Like Squanto was a native of the Pilgrims, we too are the area and became the thankful to God for His Pilgrims’ Rock in a Weaawesome blessings we enry Land and their Amazjoy daily. ing Grace of hope that In retrospect, when the gave them a reason to iniPilgrims arrived in the tiate the first ThanksgivNew Land on Noveming Celebration (Harvest ber 11, 1620, they found themselves having been Feast) in the New Land. Squanto became a blown off course by a terrible storm from their devoted friend of the Pilintended landing in Vir- grims. He served as their ginia. Instead of landing interpreter and showed in Virginia, Cape Cod, the Pilgrims how to plant Massachusetts would corn, where to take fish, be the Pilgrims’ destiny. and other commodities. Furthermore, to add insult This newly found friend to injury, out of the 103 for the Pilgrims served as Pilgrims that left Holland their guide until he died. via England for America, Squanto turned out to be a 51 died during the first greater blessing to the Pilterrible winter according grims beyond their expecto the notes of Governor tations or imaginations. According to history, William Bradford. on Friday, September 25, What the Pilgrims did 1789, the Congress of the not know, if they had landUnited States of America ed in the same spot a few years earlier, more than unanimously approved a likely they would have resolution asking Presibeen massacred by the dent George Washington Patuxet Indians, one of the to proclaim a National fiercest Indian tribes on Day of Thanksgiving. the American coast at the So, on October 3, 1789, time. Historians believe from the great city of New the Patuxet Indians were York, President George destroyed by a plague Washington proclaimed a around 1617. It remains a National Day of Thanksmystery even to this day, giving. However, it was how the plague destroyed not until October 3, 1863, the entire tribe. during the presidency of By Bishop (Dr.) Alvin E. Miller, Sr.

Abraham Lincoln that the Congress of the United States of America passed an annual National Day of Thanksgiving, which also was proclaimed by President Lincoln. In 1941, under the leadership of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Congress became determine to settle the issue once and for all about designating a permanent national holiday for Thanksgiving. It was not until the 95th Congress in 1977 that the Congress of the United States of America ratified Public Law 77-379, which gives the President of the United States of America the authority to officially proclaim the fourth Thursday of every November as ‘A National Day of Thanksgiving.’ Finally, as our nation celebrates Thanksgiving, let us keep in mind the central theme of Thanksgiving should always focus on the goodness of GOD, and how the LORD has blessed us so we can turn around and bless others, especially those in dire need. When we give the glory to GOD for His many benefits, then our praise and service will not be in vain. Remember to thank GOD for your wonderful love-ones, family members, and loyal friends. Pray for those in need who may not have the opportunity to enjoy a home-cooked meal, the shelter of a peaceful home, the embracement of love, a warm bed to sleep in, or a friendly smile accented by kind words that brightens the day. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 4, 2013

Homecoming Celebrated at TSU

A vintage red Cadillac carries Mr. and Miss Meharry in the TSU annual Homecoming Parade All photos by Daryl T. Stuart Photography/Silver Springs, Md.

Horn players of the Stratford High School Marching Band blow loud and proud while marching in the TSU Homecoming Parade.

Members of FUTURO, one of several ethnic student groups at TSU, wave and greet parade goers as they participate in the annual TSU Homecoming Parade

Members of Girl Scouts Troop 3279, based at Mt. Gilead Church in Nashville, proudly carry their troop banner during the TSU Homecoming parade

Members of the Stratford High School Band from Nashville were among several bands from Nashville and across the region to participate in the annual TSU Homecoming Parade

Members of the Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands Alumni Association join in the annual TSU Homecoming Parade

Members of the TSU campus Residence Life organization greet parade goers during the TSU Homecoming Parade

Member of the TSU Student Government Association (SGA) rides a float during the TSU annual Homecoming Parade

The marching band from Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky was one of several bands from out of the city to participate and perform in the annual TSU Homecoming Parade

The marching band of Howard High School in Chattanooga steps in cadence during the TSU annual Homecoming Parade

The Pearl-Cohn High School Band participates in the TSU annual Homecoming Parade

The Pearl-Cohn High School Band, marching last but not least in the TSU Homecoming Parade, generates music to march by as it participates in the Parade

The School House Rock float in the TSU Homecoming Parade touts the theme of university president Dr. Brenda Baskin Glover

The Whites Creek Pike High Sch ool marching band was among many from the Nashville area to participate in the TSU ann ual Homecoming Parade


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