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Rosetta Miller Perry

Jeanne Ludington

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NASHVILLE, TN — The International Association of Business Communicators/ Nashville Chapter will celebrate its 2013 Gold Pen Awards VIVA Nash Vegas-style during a special recognition ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Hard Rock Café,

located downtown at 100 Broadway.   The annual awards program honors Nashville-area business communicators for projects in diverse categories that demonstrate excellence in communications, creativity, effective strategy, and

measurable results. Tickets for the IABC/ Nashville Gold Pen Awards are $40 per person and may be purchased by visiting http://nashville.iabc.com/.  “The Gold Pen Awards is the capstone event for recognizing the outstanding

work taking place among business communication professionals in the Nashville-area,” said Mike Machak, president of IABC/Nashville and public affairs Gold Pen Awards Continued on page 11A

Jefferson St. Residents Reflect on Past, Look Ahead plans of action to rescue this special part of North Nashville. Retired Attorney Edward Kindall self-published a book last January called “A Walk Down Historic Jefferson Street.” Kindall lived near Jefferson Street for many years and witnessed the ups and downs of the community there. He wrote that between the 1940s and 1970s, the businesses were doing great and residents lived everywhere from The Jefferson Street Bridge to where the campus of Tennessee State University stands today.

By A.J. Dugger III

NASHVILLE, TN — There is a lot of history behind Nashville’s historic Jefferson Street. Half a century ago, Jefferson Street was one of the most successful African American neighborhoods in the city. Recent years have seen the community plagued by drugs and crime, but several community leaders have different

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Mary’s Old Fashioned Pit Bar-B-Que on Jefferson Street

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HealthCare.gov Offering Health Coverage WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that uninsured Memphians now have access to high-quality, affordable health insurance through the marketplace created in the President’s landmark Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare. The Congressman also encouraged all uninsured Memphians to

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visit http://www.HealthCare. gov to apply for coverage, compare plans, learn whether they qualify for lower costs, and enroll. “The Affordable Care Act is already working for families in the Ninth District and the government shutdown doesn’t change that,”said Congressman Cohen. “147,000 Ninth District residents now have

insurance that covers preventive care, Memphis consumers can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition and, starting today, uninsured individuals across the nation have access to high-quality, affordable coverage options for the first time. I hope that every uninsured Memphian visits www.HealthCare.gov to compare plans,

learn if they qualify for lower rates, and enroll in the health insurance plan that is right for them.” In the new online Marketplace, residents of Tennessee’s Ninth District looking for coverage will be able to shop among affordable choices, explained in easy-to-understand Health Care

Congressman Steve Cohen

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Mary Caruthers Scales, Educator, Community Leader on

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Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, Executive director of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women, is the guest this week on Take 10 on Tuesdays with the Tennessee Tribune. Tribune Social Media Director Jason Luntz talks with Qualls-Brooks about the 15th anniversary of TCEW and the research the organization does on women concerning job-training, wages and earnings, domestic violence, political participation and women-owned businesses in Tennessee. Qualls-Brooks has headed TCEW since January 2012. You may watch the interview at www.tntribune.com

MURFREESBORO, TN — Mary Caruthers Scales, the first black woman elected to the Murfreesboro City Council and the first black professor at MTSU died early Sunday morning following an extended battle with cancer. She owned Scales & Sons Funeral Home until 2012. Mrs. Scales dedicated her life to perpetuating educational excellence; she has served as a classroom teacher, Supervi-

sor of Instruction for the Rutherford County School System, Assistant Professor of Education at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), a Mathematics Specialist for the Tennessee State Department of Education, and as the Associate Dean of Continuing Studies and Public Service at MTSU. Scales’ late husband, Robert “Tee-Niny” Scales,

Mary Caruthers Scales

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Daughter Receives Otis Social Award

NASHVILLE, TN — Nontombi Naomi Tutu, a secondyear master of divinity student at Vanderbilt University, has been honored with the Otis Social Justice Award from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. Tutu, who is a daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has worked in a variety of roles as an advocate for equality, human rights and the celebration of diversity. These include serving as a development coordina-

tor in West Africa, leading reconciliation efforts for feuding groups and serving as program coordinator for the Race Relations Institute at Fisk University. Tutu received the award Sept. 16 at Wheaton, where she also lectured on “Striving for Justice: Searching for Common Ground.” She noted that she saw injustice firsthand while Tutu Continued on page 11A

Nontombi Naomi Tutu

former Vice Mayor of Murfreesboro was the first black city councilman and was elected in 1964. He kept the position for 24 years until Mary Scales won election to the post in 1988 when he decided against seeking reelection. Robert Scales also served on the Murfreesboro City School Board. Now, their daughter, Madelyn Scales Continued on page 11A

INDEX Classifieds.................12A Editorial.....................4A Entertainment...........1B Health.........................4B Religion......................8B High School Sports 7B Sports.........................5B


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Bishop Jerry L. Maynard Celebrates 20 Years

By Ronald W. Weathersby

Starting tonight Cathedral of Praise Church of God in will celebrate Bishop Jerry L. Maynard’s twentieth anniversary as its senior pastor. Several speakers will highlight the weeklong event which began Tuesday. Tonight Dr. Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple A.M.E. in Baltimore will speak at the Cathedral of Praise to honor Maynard. Pastor Anthony Taylor from Greater Community Church in Chattanooga is the featured speaker tomorrow night. On Saturday the church will host “A Taste of Love” food tasting event. On Sunday Jerry Maynard, III, pastor of the Southside Community Church in Nashville, Pastor Neal Generette of Southside Church of God In Christ in Memphis and Pastor Andrew Perpener of Holy Nation Church in Memphis will speak. Bishop Maynard, who also serves as prelate of the Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Tennessee, told the Tribune that he is proud of many accomplishments that have taken place over the past two decades. “Obviously the building of the physical plant is a highlight,” said Maynard. “We came from Clay Street and purchased a building and 10-acres and paid for it in two and one-half years. We started building in 1998 and finished a year later.” Bishop Maynard chose Church Builders United, a partnership of minority-owned contractors as the prime contractor of the project. In addition, minority and women-owned businesses worked as sub-contractors on the project. Maynard insisted that the labor force be made up of a significant number of minorities and as a result, approximately eighty-percent of the

laborers working on the construction of the facility were African-American and Latino. For his efforts, and his many contributions for the establishment of entrepreneurial enterprises, Bishop Maynard received the “R. H. Boyd Business Advocate of the Year 1999” award. The church’s tremendous increase in membership at is also a source of pride for the pastor. “We started with 143 members and now we are one of the leading churches in Nashville,” said Maynard. Maynard also mentions the church’s response to the 2010 flood which hit the city as a high point during his tenure. “In the aftermath of the flood we helped 3,600 people. We also passed out goods and clothing. The men in our congregation helped people restore their lives and helped to clean up and rebuild homes. We responded willfully at a time when our community needed us.” Maynard, who regularly utilizes new technology and the media to reach the masses said his latest initiative, Jelama Records has hit its stride also. “We established a record label and media company last year. Since that time we have been nominated for two Dove Awards for traditional song and album of the year.” Bishop Maynard completed graduate and postgraduate studies in Psychology and Social Sciences at Indiana University and the Doctorates Division of Cross Roads Bible College. A native of Indiana, he came to Nashville from Acworth, Georgia near Atlanta where he was a motivational speaker and Evangelist. He has lectured at Ball State University, Taylor University, Indiana and Indiana State Universities, Cross Roads Bible College, Clark Uni-

versity and keynoted the nationally know “Soul Winners” Conference. Bishop Maynard’s concern for the growth and edification of God’s people is apparent in his ministry. “It is my belief that we have a very solid relationship within our church,” explained Maynard. “We are a family. We have wholesomeness and a wellness. We minister to the needs of the people.” When asked about his style as a preacher Maynard had this to say, “I teach the Bible. I teach ‘thou shall’ as opposed to ‘thou shall not.’ I attempt to give of myself and the members give of themselves also. Although Cathedral of Praise is indeed a rather upscale congregation with several members having obtained graduate and professional degrees their pastor says he is pleased by the humility of the congregation. “We are not an elitist congregation. We are people who have been influenced by

God. If I preach and the lives of the people who listen are profoundly changed, I have done my job.” Speaking of the future Maynard said he has “30 more years of being here.” He also has plans for the future of the church. “Several things need to happen in the future,” said Maynard. “The Youth Empowerment Center must be built. It is my desire to make sure that young couples in our congregation who don’t have the money to buy homes are assisted by the church. I want to start a program where we can offer homes at a minimal rate and couples can save the money for a down payment. I also want to open satellite churches in Bellevue and Henderson. And the media company is looking to add some established artists.” Bishop Maynard is married to Dr. Mary T. Maynard who retired as the Deputy Superintendent of Schools in DeKalb County Georgia.


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National Depression Day/Memory Screening Today NASHVILLE, TN — Depression Screenings along with Memory Screenings will be available at Kelly Miller Smith Towers, 2136 Cliff Drive, October 10th from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. To schedule an appointment, call 255-8757. Walk-ins are welcome. Clinical depression is a common illness affecting more than nineteen million American adults each year. Like screenings for other illnesses, depression screenings should be a routine part of health care. Why Screen for Depression? * One in four women and one in ten men will experience depression at some point during their lifetimes. * Two-thirds of those suffering from depression do not seek the necessary treatment. * 10-15% of all depressions are triggered by other medical conditions. * Sometimes people mistakenly believe that the Why Screen for Memory? symptoms are a “normal part of life”. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, * More than 80% of all cases of clinical depression can be effectively treated. you might benefit from a memory screening.

* Am I becoming more forgetful? * Do I have trouble concentrating? * Do I have difficulty performing familiar tasks? * Do I have trouble recalling words or names in conversation? * Do I sometimes forget where I am or where I am going? * Do I become lost when walking or driving? A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a qualified health care provider. If you haven’t been feeling quite yourself lately and you are ready to do something about it, come and participate in a free, confidential screening. Trained professional will talk with you and help you get back on track. Sponsored by: Counseling Services Ministry First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill Rev. Dr. Kelly Miller Smith, Jr., Pastor

YWCA Launches New Website For Domestic Violence NASHVILLE, TN — As Domestic Violence Awareness Month gets underway, the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee is launching a re-designed and mobile-friendly website. The new site highlights the YWCA’S programs and offers an array of resources for victims and survivors, service providers and the general public. The website address is www.ywcanashville.com. “The YWCA is celebrating 115 years of serving Nashville and Middle Tennessee this month, so it’s only fitting that we share information in a way that’s keeping with the current times,” said YWCA President and CEO Patricia Glaser Shea. “YWCANashville.com

is the place where people can learn the facts about domestic violence, know where to turn for help and—we hope— start important conversations about abuse and the cycle of violence. We believe this new site will help visitors find what they are looking for to increase their knowledge and get involved.” A “Quick Escape” button is located on every page of the new site and mobile version. This allows a victim who is viewing information to leave the site quickly if her or his abuser walks in the room. The YWCA is also starting to send alerts straight to your phone via text message. To join this list, simply text

the letters YWCA to the organization’s unique number “31996.” By signing up for this list, you’ll be able to receive texts about upcoming events and important information. In addition to providing extensive domestic violence services that include operating the largest shelter in the state of Tennessee and a 24-hour crisis and information hotline, the YWCA offers free GED classes to both women and men. The YWCA also runs the local affiliate of Girls Inc. in several Metro Nashville public schools. The YWCA is also gearing up to launch the new Nashville affiliate of Dress for Success this fall.

Information on wish list items for the Weaver Domestic Violence Center and how to volunteer for one of the YWCA’s many programs can be easily found on the new site. The YWCA’s new website site was funded by a grant from The Allstate Foundation and designed and developed by the Nashville-based firm, Paramore-The Digital Agency. The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

TSU, TNU Celebrated Continued Growth of Tree Campus USA NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA — In recognition of Tennessee State University (TSU) and Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) receiving Tree Campus USA® distinction this year, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota teamed up with students and faculty, staff and guests to plant 66 trees today during a hands-on volunteer event taking place as a part of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability inHigher Education (AASHE) 2013 Conference and Expo. TSU and TNU celebrated the continued growth of Tree Campus USA®—a national campaign leading the way in recruiting and training environmental leaders to support forward-thinking sustainable communities. Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with TSU, TNU, Tennessee Division of Forestry, Metro Public Works and AASHE incorporated the volunteer event

into a day-long Tree Campus USA Workshop centered on the sustainable benefits trees provide communities and how to serve as on-the-ground advocates to promote sustainable landscapes. “Students throughout the country are looking foropportunities to give back to their campus community and become better stewards of the environment,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Achieving Tree Campus USA status gives students that chance and sets a terrific example for other colleges and universities.”

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. Tree Campus USA is supported by a generous grant from Toyota. The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org.

Seminar on Healthy Living With Local Medical Staff This Sunday NASHVILLE, TN — Do you sometimes neglect to get your health screenings for your cholesterol, heart, cancer checkups, etc.? Are you following the approved nutrition and diet recommendations? Often we busy ourselves with activities that disregard our health. Whether we are too occupied with activities, work or caring for others, we should not put off caring for ourselves. Reports indicate that many illnesses can be prevented, delayed and/or cured if we had

sought medical attention immediately. This Seminar will teach us to proper preventive measures for healthy living. Experienced professionals will address recommended nutritional diets, heart and cancer prevention as well the care for such issues. The Presenters are: Dr. Walter Clair – Medical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Vanderbilt Heart Institute. He received his A.B., M.P.H. and M.D. from Harvard Uni-

versity. Dr. Clair’s patient care emphasis includes the areas of Arrhythmias, Palpitations, Sudden Cardiac Death, Pacemakers Dr. Walter Clair and Defibrillators. Ms. Leslie Speller-Henderson, M.S. – Interim Family and Consumers Sciences Program Leader and Extension Specialist at Tennessee State University. She facilitates nutrition education out-reach to individuals, Leslie Spellerfamilies and Henderson, M.S. com- munities. Dr. Robin Williams – Breast Surgeon

and Partner in the Tennessee Breast Specialists at St. Thomas Hospital Midtown. Previously, the Principal Dr. Robin Williams in General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Breast Care Services with the Signature Surgical Group, PLLC. She received her B.S. Degree from John Hopkins University and M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Come and talk with the experts on how to identify possible symptoms and ways to maintain good health. The seminar is this Sunday, October 13, 2013 4:00p.m. at First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill located at 625 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. in Nashville. It is sponsored by the Counseling and Health Committee. Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, Jr. is the Pastor. Don’t miss this important event.

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NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE - TO BE EQUAL #41

BUSINESS EXCHANGE Get a Job

drive America’s economy and account for the “Your time is limmajority of our nation’s ited, so don’t waste it new job creation and living someone else’s innovations. America’s life. Don’t be trapped by 25.8 million small busidogma – which is living nesses employ more with the results of other than 50 percent of the people’s thinking. Don’t private workforce, genlet the noise of other’s erate more than half opinions drown out of the nation’s gross your own inner voice. domestic product, and And most important, are the principal source have the courage to folof new jobs in the U.S. low your heart and ineconomy. tuition.” – Steve Jobs An entrepreneur William Reed is a person who orgaWhen you were nizes, operates, and assumes the risk for growing up, were the conversations at a business venture. Although forms of your house centered on concepts about business ownership vary by jurisdiction, business, or more along the line of “go several common forms exist: A sole proget a job?” Entrepreneurship is not a prietorship is a business owned by one subject that is discussed regularly around person for-profit. A partnership is a the dinner table in African-American business owned by two or more people. homes. There’s a lack of business tradi- The three typical classifications of fortions among African Americans and a profit partnerships are general partnerpaltry record of entrepreneurial success- ships, limited partnerships, and limited es. Smaller probabilities of having self- liability partnerships. A corporation is a employed parents, demographic trends limited liability business that has a sepaand discrimination are primary reasons rate legal personality from its members. for the limited level of entrepreneurship Corporations can be government owned in contemporary African-American or privately owned, and corporations communities. can organize either for-profit or not-forAmerican Blacks must cultivate an profit. entrepreneurial spirit independent of Starting a business is a lot of work. politics and who occupies the White The hours are long, sacrifices are great House. The low historical rate of Af- and you are confronted with new probrican American entrepreneurship is lems and challenges every day. The naa well-known fact. The 100-year-old, ture of being an entrepreneur means that discrepancy between Black and White you fully embrace uncertainty and are entrepreneurship levels could be eradi- comfortable following your heart and cated within a few generations if more intuition. Those who succeed do so beAfrican Americans embraced and prac- cause of their unwavering belief in the ticed entrepreneurship. More Blacks endeavor they have initiated. have to get a better grasp of concepts What are you leaving your children? such as capitalism and entrepreneurship. More Black parents need to be in a posiSome Blacks equate capitalism to tion that they can “leave the business” racism; but the truth is the free market to their children. If we concentrated system isn’t racist and is the best pro- and worked hard, the 100-year-old disvider for Americans of all races. Capi- crepancy between Black and White talism is the social system under which entrepreneurship levels that many call the American economy operates. Under “racist” could be eradicated. More of this structure, the means for producing us must embrace “Black Capitalism” to and distributing goods (the land, facto- build wealth through the ownership and ries, technology, transport system etc.) development of businesses. Prominent are owned by a small minority of people Black Capitalists include: Booker T. with a motive to make a profit. Washington, who was an early leader at Entrepreneurship is an employment the Tuskegee Institute, Marcus Garvey strategy that can lead to economic self- and the Universal Negro Improvement sufficiency. Self-employment is a vi- Association, Elijah Muhammad and the tal facet of the United States economy. Nation of Islam. Robert Reed Church, a Entrepreneurship has been a means for wealthy African American, founded the the economic advancement of numer- nation’s first Black-owned bank in 1906, ous ethnic groups. Take note of most Solvent Savings. of the merchants in areas populated by William Reed is publisher of “Who’s Blacks. Ninety-nine times out of 100, Who in Black Corporate America” and Blacks patronize merchants that are available for projects via the Baileyfrom outside of our race. Entrepreneurs Group.org By William Reed

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Don’t Play Politics With The Debt Limit Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League

the American people and to federal employees is mounting – with almost one million federal work“In the event that a ers furloughed and “esdebt limit impasse were sential” workers reportto lead to a default, it ing to work but not being could have a catastrophpaid. In addition, govic effect on not just finanernment agencies and orcial markets but also on ganizations that provide job creation, consumer critical services to milspending and economic lions of Americans – and growth—with many that are still reeling from private-sector analysts the detrimental effects of believing that it would the “sequester” – have lead to events of the been forced to suspend magnitude of late 2008 Marc H. Morial needed services, putting or worse, and the result both the economic health then was a recession more severe than of the nation and the physical health of any seen since the Great Depression.” our people in jeopardy. But, as bad as all - US Treasury of this may be, it pales in comparison to what could happen if Congress creates On September 21, one week before the another manufactured crisis by failing to first government shutdown in 17 years, raise the debt limit by October 17. President Obama addressed the 43rd anThroughout our nation’s history, our nual Congressional Black Caucus Leg- government has never defaulted on our leislative Conference in Washington. He gal obligations. In fact, the debt limit has told the 43 members of the Caucus and been permanently raised, temporarily exthousands of its supporters the same thing tended or has undergone a revision of its he has been telling the nation ever since, definition 78 distinct times since 1960 (49 “We will not negotiate whether or not times under a Republican president and America should keep its word and meets 29 times under a Democratic president). its obligations. It’s time for these folks to According to the Treasury Departstop governing by crisis.” It is also time to ment, if America defaults on our global set the record straight about the debt limit financial obligations, it would likely send – what it is, what it does and why it should our economy back into a deep recesnever be a political pawn in an ideological sion – with high interest rates, reduced game (yes, game) of who will blink first. investment, higher debt payments, and The Treasury department defines the debt slow economic growth – that could last limit as “the total amount of money that for more than a generation. This issue is the United States government is autho- not one to manipulate for political power rized to borrow to meet its existing legal plays or to use as a stick to force repeals obligations, including Social Security and of passed legislation. With the world Medicare benefits, military salaries, inter- watching and China – our largest crediest on the national debt, tax refunds, and tor – using this as an opportunity to reother payments. The debt limit does not mind us of “the lessons of history” from authorize new spending commitments. It our 2011 credit rating downgrade due to simply allows the government to finance Congressional deadlock, the stakes are existing legal obligations that Congresses high and the consequences of inaction are and presidents of both parties have made even more dire. Political grandstanding in the past.” In other words, raising the isn’t worth it for anyone, and in the end, debt ceiling is not a license for unchecked it will be the American people – not one partisan spending. It does, however, en- party or political figure – who lose if we sure that our nation continues to pay our continue down this path. Let’s be clear bills and abide by previously reached – principled, partisan fights are a part of agreements. Adding to the crisis is that as democracy. But we must never become of the time of this writing, the government so irreconcilable that rigid ideology is shutdown has entered its second week. valued above the needs of American citiWith each passing day, new burdens are zens. Our message to Congress is clear: added to already hard-pressed commu- Don’t play with the full faith and credit nities across the country. Even with the of the United States. Act now and demrecent House vote to guarantee back pay onstrate to our nation and the world how for furloughed workers, the damage to democracy can be – at its best.

LETTERS TO EDITOR Dear Editor; Even opponents of the Affordable Care Act should vehemently oppose the attempt by tea party fanatics and their Republican colleagues to extort major policy changes by taking paychecks from 800,000 hardworking Americans, vital government services from millions more, and income from businesses dependent on visitors to national parks and other facilities. Imagine the fury if the Democratcontrolled House in 2007 had demanded, say, an immediate pullout from Iraq, repeal of tax cuts for millionaires and a renewed assault-weapons ban — all having broad public support — or it would shut down the government. President Obama and the Democrats must stand firm. Never negotiate with

someone aiming a gun at the heads of the American people; never cave in to hostage-takers. And next year, responsible Republicans must find rational conservatives to run against these dangerous extremists. Surely New Jersey can do better than Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5th Dist.). Then vote in the primaries. If you don’t, we all lose. You can be passionate about causes, yet still broker deals with ideological enemies, while seeking more power the right way: at the ballot box. What’s unacceptable is to harm innocent bystanders if you don’t get what you want. Richard Slovak, North Brunswick


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The Time Has Come!!

The Affordable Care Act is here! Knowing that nonprofits play a key role in connecting people to services we asked a few questions of Dr. Clarence Davis, Medical Director, Government Business with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee. We first wanted to know what the Affordable Care Act – or Obamacare– means to people who already have insurance and those who currently don’t. Clarence shared with us, “For those that already have insurance through an employer, nothing should change for you. When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, it carried with it a promise of expanding access to quality, affordable health coverage for millions of American families and small businesses. Some individuals have already begun to experience the benefits of the Affordable Care Act with coverage that includes preventive care like mammograms, physicals, screening for diabetes and more at no out-of-pocket cost. Additionally, children who may have been without health insurance can now stay on their parents plans until age 26. For people without health insurance, including those with pre-existing conditions, the Marketplace may allow for more affordable access to care with the help of federal cost savings. We also wanted to know about the importance of October 1st. “On October 1, a new health insurance marketplace opened in every state, giving individuals a new way to shop for health insurance. All plans are required to cover a set of benefits that includes hospital stays, prescriptions, maternity and newborn care, preventive and wellness services, and

other benefits that have been deemed essential. We wanted to know if purchasing insurance would be different in states that are implementing exchanges, and states that are not. Dr. Davis set us straight, sharing, “All states will have exchanges whether run by their state government or the federal government. And the requirement for people to have coverage applies equally in all states, no matter which kind of marketplace they have. If individuals are currently uninsured or have a limited benefit plan, the marketplace will allow them to review various coverage options and make comparisons of plans before they make a decision. Financial assistance may be available for individuals depending upon their income and household size. They can go to www. healthcare.gov to see if they qualify. Finally we wanted to know what role nonprofits can play in getting out information to people they serve. Dr. Davis’ words of wisdom: “Nonprofits can definitely assist with providing information and education to their client base. If interested, they can sign up to be Certified Application Counselors or Champions of Coverage for the Affordable Care Act. Applications for Certified Application Counselors are available at http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/cac-apply.html. And finally, the one place to learn more about the Affordable Care Act is www. healthcare.gov. 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.

What if Obamacare is Popular? By Robert Kuttner

It’s beginning to look as if the Republican effort to hold the rest of the government hostage for the sacking of the Affordable Care Act just might backfire, big time. For starters, the effort has elicited something long missing on the part of this president -some spine. Ever since he stepped into the Rose Garden on October 1 to warn the Republicans that he simply wasn’t prepared to negotiate while the government was shut down and default on the debt was threatened, we’ve seen a much tougher Obama. The split in the Republicans, meanwhile, continues to widen, with an ever-increasing backlash among party professionals against the nihilism of Ted Cruz and company. Poor John Boehner tacks back and forth between frantically trying to hold his coalition together and signaling that he’d be willing to suspend the Hastert Rule and allow pragmatic Republicans vote with Democrats to keep the government open. Public opinion seems to be moving against the Republicans. The question is no longer whether they will continue their suicidal gambit but when they will cave and on what terms. Weirdly, by threatening to shut the government unless Obama killed the Affordable Care act, they got the opposite of what they sought. The rest of the government is closed, and Obamacare is open for business. And, while Republicans and movement conservatives have spent the better part of a year demonizing Obama’s health reform, the more people become familiar with it, the more people will appreciate it -- leaving the Republican alarmism with no clothes. In that regard, the president and his strategists would do well to change one core piece of their rhetoric. In his Rose Garden remarks, the president said this: Now, of course, if you’re one of the 85 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, you don’t need to do a thing. You’re already benefiting from new benefits and protections that have been in place for some time under this law. But for the 15 percent of Americans who don’t have health insurance, this opportunity is lifechanging. In fact, that’s profoundly wrong, and weakens the president’s case. The statistically accurate contention that 85 percent of people will have no change in their insurance is a throwback to the early days of the

health reform debate, when focus groups suggested that people who had employerprovided insurance and liked it needed to be reassured. But a lot has changed since then. Employer coverage is eroding. People who lose jobs or change jobs typically lose their insurance. COBRA protection paid entirely by the former worker is only a temporary and largely unaffordable stopgap. The fact is that the Affordable Care Act helps a lot more the 15 percent of the population. Young adults with no employer-provided insurance (and their parents) already know how valuable Obamacare is, for allowing people under age 26 to stay on their parents’ insurance. People without jobs and at risk of losing jobs are also coming to value the Affordable Care Act. There is an analogy here with the revolution in broad acceptance of sexual diversity. As more and more gays and lesbians came out, straight people were initially shocked, then surprisingly accepting, as they realized that they had a friend, co-worker, neighbor, or family member who turned out to be gay. As more and more people sign up for affordable insurance thanks to Obama Care, many Americans who have insurance (and many who are worried about losing it) will hear heart-rending firsthand stories about friends, colleagues and relatives with medical worries, who finally get insurance. That coalition is a lot more than 15 percent. Many of these people, incidentally, are in red states, where the percentage of the uninsured tends to be far higher than the national average. In several such states, Republican governors have broken ranks and signed their states up for the provision of the Affordable Care Act that has the Federal government finance nearly all the costs of expanded Medicaid. No wonder the Republicans are so desperate to kill Obamacare in utero. The more it takes effect, the more their hysteria will be proven to be a phony. By 2014, when the Republican House majority will present itself for re-election, the Affordable Care Act could be quite popular. What then? President Obama, increasingly, finds himself in the chips. Let’s see if this time he can resist the impulse to fold a winning hand. Robert Kuttner’s new book is Debtors’ Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility. He is co-editor of The American Prospect and a senior Fellow at Demos.

Why the Government Shutdown is Unbiblical

justice and particularly responsible to protect the poor and vulnerable. Read One of the most depressing things Isaiah, Amos, Jeremiah, the Psalms, I heard on the first day of the govern- and even the book of Kings to see that ment shutdown was that it was a record God will judge kings and rulers (govfundraising day for both parties. Wash- ernments) for how they treat the poor. ington, D.C., is no longer about govern- And it wasn’t just the kings of Israel ing; it is just about winning and losing. who were held accountable for the poor, But the people who will lose the most but also the kings of neighboring counduring a government shutdown -- and tries -- all governments. That’s what the then an impending United States gov- Bible says; so let me be as clear as I can ernment default on paying its debts -- be. are those who live day-to-day on their There are two ways the political exwages, those at the lower end of the tremists are being unbiblical. First, to nation’s economy, and the poorest and be hostile to the role of government is most vulnerable who are always hurt unbiblical according to the Scriptures. the most in a crisis like this. And what Second, because of their hostility to happens to those people is the focus of government, many of those who are the faith community; that is our job in promoting this crisis are also hostile to politics -- to talk about what happens to the poor, who are supposed to be prothem. Faith leaders have been meeting tected by the government. They blame to discuss what we must do in response the poor for their poverty instead of to this political crisis brought on by abasking how government can protect the solute political dysfunction. most vulnerable and even help lift them The government shutdown seems to have gotten the attention of the nation. out of poverty. The facts and the faces of those who And if this ends in a default on our debt, the potentially catastrophic crashing of suffer first and worst from these crises the economy will certainly wake us up. must be lifted up -- and that is the role The only positive I see in this crisis is of the faith community. Already, thouthat the right issues -- the moral issues sands of children are losing their Head Start programs, mothers with children -- might finally get our attention. Let me make myself clear on the are losing WIC (Women, Infants, and politics here: Debates over fiscal mat- Children program), and many of those ters -- budgets, taxes, and spending most dependent on their paychecks are -- are supposed to take place within now losing them. Jeremiah, speaking of King Josiah, the political process, in negotiations, said, “He defended the cause of the compromises, conferences between poor and needy, and so all went well.” the Senate, House, and White House, and settled by elections. We can’t use The subsequent line is very revealing: government shutdowns and debt re- “’Is that not what it means to know me?’ payments as bargaining chips in these declares the Lord” (Jer. 22:16). Of Soldebates. Most political leaders I know, omon, the Scriptures say, through the both Republicans and Democrats, be- words of the queen of Sheba, “Because lieve in government and governing. the Lord loved Israel forever, he has They may differ over how big or small made you king to execute justice and or limited, but they are not hostile to righteousness” (1 Kings 10:9). Psalm 72 government itself. begins with a prayer for kings or politiThe issues here are deeper than poli- cal leaders: “Give the king your justice, tics now; they are moral, and, I would O God, and your righteousness to a argue, theological. Too often our po- king’s son. May he judge your people litical affiliation drives our theologi- with righteousness, and your poor with cal worldview instead of our theology justice. ... May he defend the cause of driving our politics. The Bible speaks the poor of the people, give deliverance clearly about the role of government, to the needy, and crush the oppressor” and that is what really is being chal- (Ps. 72:1-4). lenged here. It’s time for those people There is a powerful vision for proof faith who want to shut down the gov- moting the common good here, a vision ernment to read their Bibles. Because of prosperity for all the people, with pressuring the nation to shut down the special attention to the poor and to “degovernment, instead of keeping debate liverance” for the most vulnerable and within the political process, is contrary needy. not only to our best political traditions, That vision of “common good” is but also to what our Scriptures say. And what we have lost, and there is nothing underlying this current crisis, there is more important in our public life than a clear hostility to government itself, to find it again. government per se, from a group of For people of faith, government is political extremists that I believe is unnever ultimate but needs to play the imbiblical. It is a minority of our elected portant and modest role of servant. The officials who are demonstrating their criteria for evaluation and judgment anti-government ideology. But that extreme minority has captured their of civil authority is whether it is servparty and the political process, and has ing the people, whether it is guarding driven the nation into dangerous crisis their security, whether it is maintaining a positive and peaceful social order, based upon fear. This kind of crisis should cause whether it is helping to make the lives people of faith to fast and pray and read of its citizens better, and, in particular, their Bibles. And whether or not you whether it is protecting the poor. To be are a person of faith, you might find it opposed to government per se, espeinteresting to see what the Bible says cially when that opposition serves the ultimate power of other wealthy and about the mess we are now in. The biblical purpose of government powerful interests, is simply not a bibis to protect from evil and to promote lical position. Transparency, accountthe good -- protect and promote. Gov- ability, and service are the ethics of ernment is meant to protect its people’s good government. “Of the people, by safety, security, and peace, and promote the people, and for the people” is still a the common good of a society -- and good measure and goal of civil authoreven collect taxes for those purposes. ity. But people of faith will ascribe ultiRead Romans 13 by the apostle Paul and other similar texts. The Scriptures mate authority only to God, to whom also make it clear that governmental civil authority will always be accountauthority is responsible for fairness and able. By Jim Wallis

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Annual Conference for AAHGS This Week

NASHVILLE, TN — The 34th annual AAHGS National Conference, themed “150 Sounds of Freedom will be Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13. The Inn at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214. Scores of workshops, exhibits, and other activities focused on African American history and genealogy. Key addresses by Dr. Glenda Glover, president of Tennessee State University; Chris Haley, historian nephew of “Roots” author Alex Haley; Dr. William S. Pretzer, senior curator for history of the Smithsonian Institution’s upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture; and Ashley Bouknight, assistant curator of The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson. Various meal, one-day and full-conference registration options available. For more information, please contact AAHGS Nashville at 1-866-202-6423 or info@aahgsnashville.org and see website at aahgsnashville.org. October 10 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wessyngton Plantation Tour Rare private tour of America’s largest antebellum tobacco plantation, which is not generally open to the public. Tour includes one of the nation’s

largest slave burial grounds. Lives of Wessyngton slaves are stimulatingly detailed for generations by tour conductor and “The Washingtons of Wessyngton” author John F. Baker, Jr. A pre-conference event of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society 2013 National Conference. FREE and open to the public. $20 for tour bus departing from The Inn at Opryland. For more information, please contact AAHGS Nashville at 1-866-202-6423 or info@aahgsnashville.org and see websites at aahgsnashville.org, wessyngton.com and youtube.com/watch?v=vhVJj0YHXI&feature=youtu.be. October 11 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Free to Read Bookfair An array of books and authors related to African-American history and genealogy. An event of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society 2013 National Conference. The Atrium of The Inn at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214. FREE and open to the public. Authors and booksellers registration fee $100. For more information, please contact AAHGS Nashville at 1-866202-6423 or info@aahgsnashville.org and see website at aahgsnashville.org.

Nashville Attorney to Present at Two Conferences NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville attorney and trial consultant Phillip H. Miller will present at two conferences in October on opposite sides of the country. The first, October 10-11, is at the Virginia Association for Justice in Richmond, Virginia. The presentation, titled Advanced Deposition Strategy and Practice, is also the topic of Miller’s book by the same name released in July 2013. Next, Miller will travel to Los Angeles on October 2427, to speak to the American Association for Justice. This presentation will include focus groups where Miller will moderate and work one-onone with attorneys to develop their trial strategy. Miller is a highly respected attorney and is a nationally sought-after speaker thanks to his extensive experience with focus groups and jury trials. He is certified as a civil trial specialist of the National Board of Trial Advocacy for his extensive background in representing injured persons in personal injury cases. He is a four-time faculty member of a national program on trial advocacy at Harvard Law School, and he has served as a course advisor or faculty member for 36 national programs presented by the AAJ’s National College of Advocacy. He has practiced law since

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1980. Miller is a past member of the Board of Trustees of AAJ’s National College of Advocacy, a national board member of the American Society of Trial Consultants, and a past president of the Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ). He is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Society of Trial Consultants, and the Tennessee Association for Justice. He received a B.S. degree and a Masters in Public Administration degree from Pennsylvania State University. He holds his law degree from the Nashville School of Law. Miller’s firm, Phillip Miller & Associates, is located at 631 Woodland Street in Nashville, Tennessee.

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McNeely Pigott & Fox Welcomes Six Fall Interns NASHVILLE, TN — Six interns have joined McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations for the fall semester. The internship program at MP&F is open to college students and recent graduates. “MP&F’s internship program gives young public relations professionals a taste of life at a fast-paced, full-service agency,” said MP&F Partner Alice Chapman. “I’m confident this group of interns will uphold our reputation for attracting top talent at every level of our business.” The fall 2013 interns include: Walter Blackman (Nashville, Tenn.; 2011 Saint Louis University graduate) Andrew Harris (Nashville, Tenn.; Vanderbilt University graduate student) Katy Holmes (Brentwood, Tenn.; Lipscomb University senior) Greg Klassen (Irvington, N.Y.; Vanderbilt University senior) Caitlin Selle (Charlotte, N.C.; Lipscomb University senior) Emily Young (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; Belmont University senior) Walter Blackman has served as a brand ambassador, event coordinator and artist hospitality manager for Star Hill Brewery, a Charlottesville, Va.-based brewery, since graduating from Saint Louis University. Blackman, a Nashville native, has also edited an internal blog for global real estate conglomerate NAI Walter Blackman since December 2012. In the summer of 2012, he completed an internship for Colliers International as a social media manager and office assistant.  Andrew Harris is a second-year graduate student in leadership and organizational performance at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.  In 2012, he graduated from Vanderbilt University with an interdisciplinary degree, communications in marketing.  Harris was a five-year letterman on the Vanderbilt baseball Andrew Harris team, serving as co-captain his last two years. He was also vice president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Vanderbilt Chapter and vice president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. This summer, he completed an internship with Houston-based ConocoPhillips, where he served as a project lead in the stakeholder relations department. A Nashville native, Harris will complete his graduate studies in May 2014. Katy Holmes is a senior at Lipscomb University majoring in public relations. Holmes has served as Katy Holmes

an intern in the communications departments for U.S. Sen. Bob Corker’s and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s re-election campaigns. Over the summer, she was director of Lipscomb’s new student orientation team where she organized activities for 800 students and parents. Holmes is the treasurer of Lipscomb’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and president of Pi Delta sorority. She is a Nashville native and will graduate in May 2014. Greg Klassen is a senior at Vanderbilt University majoring in human and organizational development. This summer, Klassen interned at RLM Finsbury, a public relations firm in New York, and at Pledge 2 Protect, a campaign to stop the Greg Klassen placement of a marine transfer station on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. He has previous internship experience with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and the office of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York. Klassen is the president of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Vanderbilt. A resident of Irvington, N.Y., Klassen will graduate in May 2014. Caitlin Selle is a senior at Lipscomb University majoring in public relations and organizational communication. She spent this summer covering breaking news stories alongside reporters and producers as an intern at Charlotte’s No. 1 news station, WSOC-TV. She was a communications intern with the NashCaitlin Selle ville Predators during the 2012-2013 season. Selle’s other work experience includes assisting the editor for The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Reputation and as a research assistant on an IABC study on communicating corporate social responsibility. She won an award from the Country Music Association for her photography at the 2012 CMA Fest and is a co-anchor for her university’s awardwinning newscast.  A native of Charlotte, N.C., Selle will graduate in May 2014. Emily Young is a junior at Belmont University majoring in public relations. Young recently completed an internship with Triple 7 PR, an entertainment PR firm, where she wrote news releases and worked on blogger campaigns for clients such as Jillian Michaels and Fox’s hit reality cooking show “MasterChef.” At Belmont, she serves as vice Emily Young president of the Student Government Association and works in the Office of Communications. A Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native, Young will graduate in December 2014.

Hobby Lobby Boycotts Jewish Holidays

(RNS) The national craft store owned by conservative billionaire Steve Green seemingly refuses to carry merchandise related to Hanukkah because of Green’s “Christian values,” and some Jews are taking offense. “I will never set foot in a Hobby Lobby. Ever.” wrote Ken Berwitz, the New Jersey blogger who brought the Hobby Lobby Hanukkah flap to light in a Friday (Sept. 27) blog post. Berwitz’s outrage has spread to other bloggers who are taking Hobby Lobby to task as a store that courts the general public, but refuses to stock anything related to Judaism — even in communities with significant Jewish populations. In response to questions about its lack of Hanukkah items — no paper dreidels, menorah-making kits, greeting cards — Hobby Lobby emailed the following statement to Religion News Service: “Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. is currently working with our buyers over our merchandise selection. Our customers have brought this to our attention and we are currently

evaluating our Holiday items and what we will carry in the future.” Green owns more than 550 Hobby Lobby stores nationwide, all of which are closed on Sunday, the Christian Sabbath. He is also known for his lawsuit against President Obama’s health care law, which he says tramples on his religious liberty by forcing him to insure employees for medical services he objects to on religious grounds. Many legal experts agree the case has a good chance of landing at the Supreme Court. He’s also known for holding one of the country’s largest collections of ancient biblical artifacts, including what’s believed to be the oldest known copy of a Hebrew prayer book. In unveiling the book on Thursday, Green dated the item to 840 C.E., declining to use the more Christian-sounding 840 A.D. so as not to offend Jews. The Hobby Lobby Hanukkah controversy began when Berwitz learned that on a recent shopping trip his wife’s friends could not find anything related to Hanukkah at their local Hobby Lobby store

in Marlboro, N.J., though it was stocked with Christmas items. According to Berwitz, one of the women asked about bar mitzvah cards, and a Hobby Lobby salesperson replied: “We don’t cater to you people.” That story prompted Berwitz, who own a market research company and writes the “Hopelessly Partisan” blog, to call the Marlboro store and ask why it seemed to be ignoring Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights, which begins on Nov. 27 this year. He wrote that he received the following response: “Because Mr. Green is the owner of the company, he’s a Christian, and those are his values.” Berwitz told Religion News Service that he then called Hobby Lobby’s corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City, and the company confirmed that it does not stock items for Hanukkah, and did not give a reason. When he asked whether the company carries Passover merchandise, he was again told no.


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LOCAL Academy For Women of Achievement to Present Lifetime Achievement Award NASHVILLE, TN — Jane Eskind, the first woman to hold a statewide office in Tennessee and longtime advocate for women’s issues, will receive the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee’s Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2013 Academy for Women of Achievement and the celebration of the YWCA’s 115th year. “The Lifetime Achievement Award is not a recognition we will give annually, but we wanted to honor Jane for her longtime advocacy for women in all walks of life and for her tireless work to make Nashville and Tennessee better places to live,” said Pat Shea, CEO and president of the YWCA. This is the first time the YWCA has presented this prestigious award. Eskind began her expansive career as a lobbyist for the Tennessee League of Women Voters, a position she held from 1964 to 1969. Soon after, she became a stalwart leader in the Democratic Party, rising through the party to represent Tennessee on the Democratic National Platform committees in 1972 and 1976. Eskind became the first woman to win a nomination for statewide office when she won the 1978 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. Eskind’s political career continued when she was elected to the Public Service Commission in 1980, becoming the first woman to hold a statewide office in Tennessee. She went on to serve as the chairwoman of the PSC. In addition to her political career, Eskind chaired the Tennessee Commission on the Status of Women from 1978 to 1980. Eskind will be celebrated for her impressive accomplishments on Sept. 26 at a private patrons event as part of this year’s Academy for Women of Achievement. For more information on attend-

ing, please call Kate Trudell at (615) 9835110. The 2013 AWA honorees are: Lauren Brisky, board of trustees chairwoman, Simmons College; Dr. Vera Stevens Chatman, professor, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College; Becky Harrell, member in charge of not-for-profit clients, Kraft CPAs PLLC; Beth Harwell, Tennessee state representative, 56th District, and speaker of the House; Hope Stringer, board chairwoman, The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park; Hedy Weinberg, executive director, American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee; and Brenda Wynn, Davidson County clerk. The Country Music Association is this year’s corporate honoree. The AWA awards celebration will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Tickets are $175 per person ($125 tax-deductible), and tables are available for $1,750 ($1,250 tax-deductible). Tickets and tables can be purchased before Oct. 11 by calling (615) 983-5110. For more information about the YWCA Academy for Women of Achievement, please visit www.ywcanashville.com. For 115 years, the YWCA has helped women, 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 elementary and middle schools. The YWCA exists to educate, encourage, and break down barriers that perpetuate racism, violence and hopelessness. For more information, visit www.ywcanashville.com.

l-r, 2013 Academy for Women of Achievement co-chairwomen Beth Fortune and Rita Mitchell

l-r seated, 2013 AWA co-chairwoman Rita Mitchell and 2013 AWA honoree Dr. Vera Stevens Chatman; back row 2011 AWA honoree Linda Rebrovick, 2006 AWA honoree Atty. D. Billye Sanders and Doris Medlin

l-r, 2013 AWA honoree Brenda Wynn, Emmett Wynn and 2011 AWA honoree Janis Sontany

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Fisk Alums Partake in National Day of Service By Reginald Stuart All photos by Daryl T. Stuart

WASHINGTON, DC — When members of the Fisk University Class of 1979 recently pondered ideas for helping freshen the image of the institution after years of `bad’ press they decided Fisk alumni needed to “give back” to Nashville and the nation for its support of the university since it was founded just after the Civil War to help educate freed slaves. The National Day of Service, a day to be set aside for Fisk alums to collectively engage in a local volunteer project, was launched this year in five cities with Class of `79 members in each community serving as local effort organizers. ‘Now is the time to increase and enhance the image of Fisk and engage the community,” said Jackie Harris, the Class of `79 National Day of Service organizer of Fisk alumni in the Washington, D.C. area. “ There was a lot of negative publicity about Fisk and it caused a lot of backlash,” said Harris, a pharmaceutical sales representative for E.I. Lilly. “ It was time to reconnect with our communities and rebuild relationships,” said Harris. Washington was one of five cities for the first National Day of Service,

held here October 5, to complement the university’s annual October 6 Jubilee Day Celebration, a long-established day of reflecting on the university’s legacy and raising scholarship funds for current and future students. Here, nearly a dozen Fisk alums responded to the Class of `79 call and joined staff from the University of the District of Columbia and furloughed federal agency employees to volunteer for a day at the Capital Food Bank, a non-profit organization that is the region’s largest harvester and distributor of donated foods for the needy. The Fisk group helped fill more than 2,500 bags with an assortment of can goods and healthy snacks to be distributed for free to children, working adults and retired senior citizens in need of food assistance. Among the volunteers was Samuel Williams, Class of `68 and former member of the Fisk Board of Trustees. The Washington effort, which Harris said the Fisk alumni hoped to stage again next year with larger numbers participating, was complemented by a book collection effort in Nashville spearheaded by Class of `79 member Cathy Ginn and a Habitat for Humanity project in Atlanta spearheaded by Class of `79 members Karen Armstrong and Melanie Boyd.

In Houston, Texas, Class of `79 member Sylvester Anderson organized Fisk alums to help build a free library in an underprivileged community. In San Francisco, Cassondra Smith, Class of `98, led the San Francisco Bay Area alumni in work on a neighborhood church. “Our purpose is toserve as Fisk Jubilee Ambassadors, giving back to the Nashville community and communities across the country, creating goodwill and enhancing Fisk’s image while fellowshipping with active alumni and re-engaging alumni,” said a Class of `79 statement “Inspiring Change Through Service to Our Communities.” Indeed, like all institutions across the country, Fisk is seeking contributions on a regular basis to help students in need of financial aid to attend and finish college. The new Day of Service demonstrates Fisk students, once graduated and part of the work force, can give collectively in many nonmonetary ways as well, Harris said. “We’re not just asking for money,” said Harris. “We’re giving back.” The added alumni effort comes as Fisk is aggressively trying to launch a new chapter under recently hired President H. James Williams.

Among the Fisk contingent were the alumni in this picture are l-r, organizer Jackie Harris (`79),Maryann Rozzell (`57), Daryl Thomas Stuart (`71), Lisa Monroe (2001), Michelle Overstreet (‘95) and Michael Nelson (`75).

Michael Nelson, (center) a member of the Fisk University Class of 1975, joins alumni and other volunteers in staffing the food bag assembly line

Lisa Monroe (center), a 2001 graduate of Fisk University, joins volunteers to assemble bags of food at the Capital Area Food Bank. The food was to be distributed to the poor children, working adults and retirees need in the Washington, D.C., area.

Michael Nelson (far R), a member of the Fisk University Class of 1975, was among nearly a dozen Fisk alumni in the nation’s capital area on October 4 who joined furloughed federal workers and staffers from the University of the District of Columbia at the Capital Area Food Bank

Jackie Harris, a member of the Fisk University Class of 1979, was the local organizer of Fisk alumni to participate in the Class of `71’s first annual National Day of Service

Michael Nelson, a member of the Fisk University Class of 1975, joins alumni and other volunteers in staffing the food bag assembly line

Maryann Rozzell, a member of the Fisk University Class of 1957, staffs a food bag assembly point at the Capital Area Food Bank

Jackie Harris, (r) member of the Fisk University Class of 1979 that earlier this month organized the alumni’s first National Day of Service, joins fellow alum Michelle Overstreet, Class of 1995


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Nashville Civil Rights Activist Has Book Published dent Stephen Wright and Tennessee State College president Walter Davis. When Nashville civil rights activThe visual story brings old downtown ist John Lewis was a student at AmeriNashville back to life frame-by-frame. It can Baptist Theological Seminary, now depicts downtown Fifth Avenue, once American Baptist College, he never vibrant with three dime stores with spathought of someday being a comic book cious lunch counters, none of which icon. It just may happen. would serve Blacks. It highlights CainPersuaded by a young comic book Sloan and Harvey’s department stories enthusiast on his staff that his real-life and the W.T. Grant store on Church story as a civil rights champion 50 years Street. ago should be as interesting and inspirWith those characters and settings, ing to today’s young reader as any ficLewis’s comic book story leaves little tional hero, now Congressman Lewis is room for laughter and commands the today getting rave reviews in the comic reader’s attention. book and literary world for his new book Lewis, who came to Nashville at “MARCH Book One.” age 17 in the fall of 1957 and spent the A 120-page paperback, its final text next five years making history, said this by staffer Andrew Aydin, and its story week’s planned trip to Nashville is speline cartoons illustrated by New York cial in several respects. Times cartoonist Nate Powell, Lewis’s For one, he said it will mark the first book recaps in comic book action detail time since his civil rights days he’s rethe not-so-funny ordeal of fighting legalturned to the building on Fifth Avenue ized race discrimination on all fronts in North downtown that housed McClelNashville and across the South. lan’s Department Store and one of the The book, which Lewis is schedule to discuss this weekend during the Southlunch counters he tried to help desegreern Festival of Books in Nashville, has gate. Nashville civil rights activist John Lewis signs his new book MARCH Book One. hit No.1 on The New York Times best “I don’t remember going back there seller list. It’s been reviewed by The (to eat),” Lewis said. ‘I just wanted to Saturday, October 12 Group presentation on MARCH: BOOK ONE Washington Post. It has drawn hundreds desegregate their lunch counters.” with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell to book events around the country since Also, any trip to Nashville is special War Memorial Auditorium, 301 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37243 its release this summer. Most recently for personal reasons, he said. 1-2 pm Followed by book signing more than 200 people gathered in down“It’s become second home for me,” town Washington at the Newseum to Sunday, October 13 Reception and art gallery opening Lewis said, noting Nashville was the hear Lewis and Aydin discuss the book. featuring Nate Powell’s original artwork from MARCH: BOOK ONE first city in which he lived after leaving Lewis is to speak Saturday afterwith Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell home in Troy, Alabama, for college. noon at the War Memorial Auditorium 1-3 pm The Rymer Gallery, 233 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 Lewis’s book had a pre-publication in downtown Nashville and, on Sun(built on the site of the old McLellan’s, one of the department store lunch debut this spring at the Book Expo of day afternoon, take part in a reception counters where Lewis and his team held sit-ins in 1960, as depicted in the book) New York, American Library Associaand book signing at the Rymer Gallery tion convention and Comic-Con in San on Fifth Avenue in the old McClellan’s rights activities and the people and plac- make it fail along the way. In telling his story, Lewis introduces Diego, the nation’s major comic books es that put that chapter of the city in hisbuilding (233 Fifth Avenue North). comic book readers several Nashville convention. In the weeks since, Lewis “I hope this book will inspire another tory books around the world. In a format that might initially shock civil rights champions like the late Rev. has promoted his civil rights era comic generation to speak up, speak out and make some noise,” Lewis said in tele- serious academics, Lewis’s comic book Kelly Miller Smith, attorney Z. Alexan- memoir at the National Conference of phone interview this week, echoing his captures the heart and soul of Nashville’s der Looby and Vanderbilt theology stu- African American Librarians, the Kennedy Library in Boston, the National sentiments expressed during the days of civil rights movement, its opportunities dent James Lawson. Readers get to meet former Mayor Constitution Center in Philadelphia and and challenges. It recognizes the roles the civil rights movement in the South. For sure, “MARCH Book One” cap- played by many who helped it succeed Ben West and learn of his unusual role. the recent Congressional Black Caucus tures the essence of Nashville’s civil and how and cites those who tried to They meet the late Fisk University Presi- legislative conference in Washington. By Reginald Stuart


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COMMUNITY Top Ladies/Lords of Distinction Celebrate Royal Grandparent’s Day NASHVILLE, TN — Top Ladies and Lords celebrated Grandparent’s Day again this year with the Metro Action Commission and Cumberland Elementary School.

l-r, Principal Deeanne Mirree Rep. Lady Brenda Gilmore

NASHVILLE, TN — Top Ladies of Distinction, Nashville Capitol City Chapter, celebrated at Cumberland Elementary School during their annual Grandparents Day observation. Grandparents Day 2013 serves as a way to honor the influence and legacy of grandparents. National Grandparents Day became an official United States holiday in 1978, signed by President Jimmy Carter. Grandparents Day occurs on the first Sunday after Labor Day Recommendations. President Barack Obama released a presidential proclamation for Grandparents Day 2013. In the address, President Obama described the importance of grandparents in America, asking citizens to recognize and honor these individuals. In every corner of our country and across all walks of life, grandparents are a tremendous source of wisdom, strength, and joy. They are caregivers, teachers, and friends -- windows to the past and guideposts for the future. On National Grandparents Day, America pauses to honor the bedrocks of our families and thank every grandmother and grandfather for their immeasurable contributions to our country. Our grandparents’ generations made America what it is today. They led our Nation through times of war, heralded new ages of innovation, and tested the limits of human imagination. They challenged longstanding prejudices and shattered barriers, both cultural and scientific. In

Lady Daisy Dailey, Lady Sandra Pleas, Lady Michelle Dowdy, Lady Barbara James, Lady Ella Ford Lady Sophia Beamon, Lady Carmelitar Parham, Senior Citizens Chair, Lady Brenda McKinney, Lady Dorothy Gaines, Lady Phyllis Tarkington, First Vice President, Lady Jimmie Hill, Lady Hortense Price-Jones, and Representative Lady Brenda Gilmore

At the Metro Action Commission Top Ladies and Lords crowned King Mahlon White and Queen Lawanda Baker who were voted grandparents of the day 2013. All other grand-

Seated l-r, Lady Candace Rhodman – Metro Action Adult Education Coordinator, Lady Mary Walker, Lady Gladys Lawrence, Lady Carmelitar Parham; standing 2nd row, Queen Lawanda Baker, Lady Michelle Dowdy, Lady Brenda McKinney, Lady Rhonda Bodie, Lady Hortense Price-Jones, Lady Jimmy Hill, Lady Sophia Beaman, Lady Daisy Dailey, King Mahlon White; 3rd row, Lady Barbara James and Lady Ella Ford

parents were honored with certificates of love for being the best grandparents for their grandchildren. Games and other activities were played.

Lady Jimmie Hill (History of Grand Parents Day)

l-r, Lady Hortense Price-Jones, Lady Sophia Beamon King Joe Cobb, Principal Deeanne Mirree, Queen Wanda Baez, Lady Dorothy Gaines, Lady Daisy Dailey

l-r, Lady Barbara James, King Mahlon White, Lady Brenda McKinney

l-r, Lady Daisy Dailey, Queen Lawanda Baker, and Lady Hortense Price-Jones

First V. P., Lady Phyllis Tarkington, Media Specialist, Principal Deeanne Mirree, and Lady Carmelitar Parham, Senior Citizens Chair

our homes and our communities, grandparents pass down the values that have led generations of Americans to live well and give back. As individuals, as families, and as a society, we have an unshakable obligation to provide the care and support our grandparents have earned. Together, let us guarantee the right of every American to live out their golden years in dignity and security. Today, we reflect on the ways our grandparents have enriched our lives, and we celebrate their contributions to the life of our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the

laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 8, 2013, as National Grandparents Day. I call upon all Americans to take the time to honor their own grandparents and those in their community. Top Ladies assisted in honoring the grandparents with a program which included the crowning of the Grand Royal Grandparents who are King Joe Cobb and Queen Wanda Baez. Lady Phyllis Tarkington, Media Specialists at Cumberland Elementary School read to the Pre-Kindergartners “Napping House”. The Ladies also honored the hard work and dedication of Principal DeeAnn Miree and the teachers assuring them their work does not go unnoticed.

l-r, Lady Sophia Beamon and King Mahlon White

l-r, Lord Ron Parham, Lady Gladys Lawrence, Lady Carmelitar Parham, Lady Candance Rhodman, Lady Mary Walker, and Don Parham, Assisitanct Head Start Director

National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. Holds Literacy Day

l-r, Fifty Forward Members: Gloria Nesbitt, Robbie Williams, Helen Lee, Bonnie Turgeon and Joan Pugh, member NHBW; Fifty Forward Members; Thelma Scantling, Dorothy Brown, Fifty Forward Staff, Derek Storeck, Laura Evans, and Esfandiar “Steven” Afrakhteh, Brenda Gilmore, NHBW Member and Marilyn Bell, NHBW Member

The National HookUp of Black Women, Inc. (NHBW, Inc.) Nashville, is a nonprofit organization that has a national “Reading for Life” initiative, which strives to help raise the reading levels for students across the country. This is being accomplished by encouraging parents to read to their

children by giving them free books; hosting strategic reading workshops for parents of elementary school students; and establishing literacy-based resource centers for daycares, nurseries, seniors, and K-12 schools. The NHBW, Inc. had their “Laps for Literacy,” and their “Literacy Day”

in the Park” on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 at Hadley Park during the African Street Festival sponsored by the African American Cultural Alliance. Parents and children were able to stop by the table and select free books. During this time NHBW gave away 776 books at this event.

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l-r, Marilyn Bell, Joan Pugh, NHBW Members, and Thelma Scantling, Fifty Forward member and Brenda Gilmore, NHBW Member


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Gold Pen Awards From page 1A manager for Corrections Corporation of America. “This year’s competition yielded some very impressive entries. We are excited about the quality and high standard of work that will be highlighted during this special occasion of communication achievement.” Additionally, IABC/Nashville will present some exclusive awards to communication professionals and chapter members who have made valuable contributions. Among the special Gold Pen Awards to be given includes the “Fellow Award,” the highest honor bestowed upon an IABC/Nashville chapter member; “The President’s Award,” presented to a chapter member for outstanding contributions to the chapter; “The Excellence in Communication Leadership” or “EXCEL Award,” which recognizes a non-IABC member who exhibits leadership in fostering excellence in communication; and the “Career Achievement Award” saluting someone who has provided excellence in leadership, offered numerous communication successes and shared many contributions with others in the communication industry. The 2013 honorees are:  Fellow Award - Jeanne Luddington, Corporate Communications Manager Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

Jefferson St. From page 1A During those days of segregation, Jefferson Street had the most success. African Americans bonded with each other and supported each others’ businesses and venues. Kindall described segregation as a “silver lining.” At that time, the neighborhood’s residents spent time in barbershops, hair salons, bars, churches, gas stations and drug stores. It was a time when everyone was well-dressed, including the poorest of the poor. “You could smell the barbeque pits,” said Wesley Kassir, who lived on Jefferson Street 40 years ago. “People cared about each other and about their yards. They cared about this community! It was a real family atmosphere. Doctors, teachers, barbers, labor workers, whatever you were, we all had a good time and socialized.” Many people blame the construction of Interstate 40 through North Nashville for the gradual decline of the historic neighborhood. Kindall explained that the “intrusion” of Interstate 40 is what broke up the heart of the community. Since that happened, parts of Jefferson Street have become dysfunctional and divided, he said. However, not everyone agrees. “The interstate was only the beginning of the problem,” said Janice Jones, a retired nurse who lived in North Nashville for 55 years. “These hooligans moved in and starting committing crimes. It used to be safe here 40 years ago. Black folks were supporting each other and businesses were thriving.” Jones paused to collect herself. “Now they’re over here killing each other and abusing drugs. It’s ridiculous.” Kassir agrees. “We showed unity back then. We supported each other. But somewhere in the years after segregation and Civil Rights, we lost our way and turned on each other. This neighborhood hasn’t been the same since.”

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President’s Award Jennifer Fuqua Director of Marketing Meridian Surgical Partners IABC Nashville V. P. of Programs EXCEL Award Sybril Bennett, Ph.D. Professor of Journalism Belmont University  Career Achievement Award Rosetta Miller-Perry Publisher, The Tennessee Tribune About IABC/Nashville:  The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 14,000 members in 80 countries. IABC/Nashville is one of more than 100 chapters in 80 countries providing learning opportunities for its members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. The chapter is diverse, with members representing area agencies, the media, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. IABC/Nashville  also offers ties to job bank services, a student career night and the annual ‘Gold Pen’ communication awards program. For more information, visit http://nashville.iabc.com/ Not everything on Jefferson Street has gone downhill. In 1994, an organization was formed by longtime Jefferson Street residents, business owners, homeowners and developers called Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership to provide a jump start to Jefferson Street. Their mission is to “develop, foster and promote cooperative economic development through re-visitation, acquisition, education and public safety programs in North Nashville.” As of April 2013, more than 111 contributors and organizations are part of JUMP’s membership including lawyers, dentists, doctors, musicians, barbers, ministers, writers, retailers, hair stylists ans restaurateurs. Bishop Walker, the senior pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville for over 21 years, is planning to build a dream center on Jefferson Street. “Our goal is to build the Dream Center debt-free,” he said. “We’re hoping to have The Dream Center up and running within the next five years. God told me in a dream that this is what He wants to see on Jefferson Street,” Walker explained. The Dream Center will have a coffee shop, state-of-the-art nursery, and recreational complex with a gym, dance studio and other options. “It was necessary to do something and make an investment in our community,” said Walker. “What we’re planning is a real balanced center designed to promote family and safety in the community.” Kassir supports Walker’s plans and hopes to help in any way that he can. “I go to Mt. Zion sometimes and Walker is the real deal,” said Kassir. “Years ago I used to get my hair cut at J.T. Smith’s barbershop (on Jefferson Street). I’ve got a lot of great memories here. We need to save this neighborhood and I think with the right people on board, we can do it.” “Snapshots” is an occasional look at African American communities in and around the Nashville area.

first year of the Marketplaces runs from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Enrollment is a six-month process and language. It is estimated that substantially will build over time. If residents have questions about the more than half of those shopping in the new Marketplace will qualify for discounts Marketplace, they can call 1-800-318on their monthly premium, based on their 2596, a toll-free hotline open 24 hours a income, which will make the premiums day, seven days a week or visit local nonprofit Seedco, which offers trained experts even more affordable. In this new online Marketplace, there to help walk Memphians through the is no denial for pre-existing conditions, no process and help them enroll in insurance annual or lifetime limits on coverage, and plans, at 22 North Front Street, Suite 900, no higher rates for women compared to or by phone at (901) 528-8341. men. The open enrollment period for the

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after an event for Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation that supports American girls growing up in apartheid who raise awareness and South Africa, but she has funds for the United Nalearned from her father tions. At the event, Tutu and others how dedicated spoke about the imporactivists can change the tance of young women world for the better. becoming leaders in their Marguerite Copeland, community. a Wheaton student, proThe Otis Social Justice posed Tutu for the award lecture series was estab-

Tutu From page 1A

lished in 1959 through the generosity of Henry Witte Otis, whose children included two Wheaton graduates. Eleanor Roosevelt was among the earliest Otis lecturers in 1962. The first Otis Social Justice Award was presented in 1990 to former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.

106 Days? Hardly Working ing itself an extension to finish its work. In all the coverage of So, can there be little the shutdown of the fedsurprise with Obama’s eral government forced response when Boehner by House Speaker John insists that either the Boehner, little has been president adopt a Reshared on how things publican budget progot to this point. Too posal or shut down the much of the coverage entire government? The portrays the budget proSenate Democrats are cess as a food fight over proposing a continuone issue. Yet, examining resolution based ing the process that creon more severe budget ated the brinkmanship caps than the House of Speaker Boehner and worked with. As a rethe irresponsible deciWilliam E. Spriggs sult, the proposal from sion making that got us the Senate Democrats here, this needs to be laid out. is to continue funding the government Since receiving the budget proposal but with huge cuts in non-defense disfrom President Barack Obama in early cretionary spending from President February, the House of Representatives Obama’s budget proposal. The Senate under Boehner was in session 106 out of Democrats cap non-defense spend171 working days until Sept. 30, when ing $133 billion below the president’s the House should have completed its budget submission. So can there be work on the federal appropriations pro- little surprise with Obama’s response to cess. The budget process involves Con- Boehner’s demands when the president gress passing 12 appropriations bills to has said he will sign a continuing resofund the various federal agencies and a lution that slashes his budget proposal? reconciliation bill to handle taxes and Clearly, it is Boehner who stands in opmandatory expenditures. position to a reasonable solution to the On March 29, the House voted on situation we are in. a budget resolution that started the apWith the timeline in mind, and with propriations process. Ten Republicans the huge compromise the president is voted against the budget resolution, but indicating he is willing to make on his all the “yeas” for the resolution came budget proposal, the current shutdown from the Republican Caucus; hardly a “bipartisan” document. The House is clearly the result of Speaker Boehner passed eight appropriations bills, but insisting on the acceptance of his unonly the legislative branch appropria- compromised position and inability to tion, the military construction and the get done with the appropriations proDepartment of Veteran Affairs could be cess in a timely fashion. Now, why is Congress having such a called bipartisan. The House failed to difficult time in doing its job on appropass the other four appropriations bills priations? Because five years after the for the departments of Agriculture, Education, Health and Human Services, fall of the financial sector, mainstream Interior, Labor, State and Treasury and America is still down several million the Environmental Protection Agency jobs and families in the middle are still down several thousand dollars in inand national security agencies. So we got to Sept. 30 with Boehner come. Yet, Congress continues to be obhaving done only a portion of the job sessed with deficit reduction. And, the under his responsibility. Far from listen- cuts the House of Representatives gave ing to Democrats in the House, he did to maintaining our investment in Amerforce through a budget resolution with ica’s education and health in the House no votes from Democrats; and received budget resolution were too big to get concurrence from Democrats on only passed by the House-even the Repubtwo of the eight appropriations bills that lican majority in the House when that were passed. Objectively, then, Boehner specific appropriation bill was brought has no evidence to offer that he works in out of committee. The tragedy for America is that the a bipartisan fashion, or that the appropriations process was slowed by the White compromise being offered will lock in House after Boehner held Congress in place the sequestration that will continsession for only 60% of business days to ue to shrink the investments America do its work on the budget. When Con- needs in schooling, roads and bridges. gress fails to act in a timely fashion, it The real voice of America is being must pass a continuing resolution to let locked out of the conversation. Follow Spriggs on Twitter: @ the government operate while Congress finishes the appropriations process; giv- WSpriggs. By William Spriggs

Scales From page 1A Scales-Harris is following the path set by both of her parents. Mary Scales was also the first black female elected to the Murfreesboro City Council and first black professor at MTSU. Robert and Mary Scales were the first and only couple in the history of Murfreesboro to have a city school, Scales Elementary named after them for their years of service on the city school board, Murfreesboro City Council, as well as their tireless dedication to the children in the county seat of Rutherford County, Tennesse. She was a charter member of Pi Nu Omega Chapter and Graduate Advisor to Eta Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. “Deborah H. Broadwater, President Alpha Delta Omega Chapter, Nashville said “Mary Scales was the the epitome of an Alpha Kappa Alpha woman. Always smiling and serving for the good of her community and those around

her.” Rosetta Miller-Perry, Publisher, Tennessee Tribune Newspaper said “knowing Mary these many years was a pleasure. Her warmth, generosity, friendship and community service will be greatly missed by family, church, sorority and friends.” Mary and Robert Scales were predeceased by two sons: Preston and Melvin Scales, and a daughter, Sandra Scales. She is survived by one son, Robert Scales, Jr., and two daughters: Madelyn Scales-Harris, and Joan Simmons. In addition, 15 grandchildren several great-grandchildren, other relatives, New Vision Baptist Church members and friends. Arrangements: Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 11:00am – 1:00pm visitation. 12:30pm to 1:00pm, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will celebrate her life and the gift of love she gave Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in the Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony. 1:00 pm Funeral: New Vision Baptist Church, 1750 N Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

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12A The Tennessee Tribune NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided for in that certain Deed of Trust from Terry L. Mills and Bonnie J. Mills, (“Borrower”) to Key Title & Escrow Services, Inc., Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for SouthStar Funding, LLC, dated February 16, 2006 and recorded on March 13, 2006 as Instrument No. 20060313-0028514, and further assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-RFC1, Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, recorded on February 11, 2013 as Instrument No. 20130211-0013946, Register’s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, securing the indebtedness therein described, which indebtedness is now due and unpaid, and has been declared in default by the lawful owner and holder thereof; and The undersigned, Trustee Management Company, Successor Trustee, having been appointed Successor Trustee in instrument dated February 25, 2013 of record as Instrument No. 20130228-0020359, said Register’s Office, to serve in the place and instead of Key Title & Escrow Services, Inc., Trustee; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Trustee Management Company, Successor Trustee, pursuant to said Deed of Trust, having been requested by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006RFC1, Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, the owner and holder of said indebtedness so to do, and by virtue of the authority and power vested in me by said Deed of Trust will, on October 17, 2013 at 11:00AM, at the County Courthouse, in Davidson County, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash (or credit upon the indebtedness secured if the lawful owner and holder thereof is the successful purchaser), free from the equity of redemption, the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, elective share, and all other exemptions of Borrower of every kind, all of which have been expressly waived by Borrower, the property described in the above referenced Deed of Trust, being the same property described in a Warranty Deed dated February 16, 2006, recorded on March 13, 2006 as Instrument Number 20060313-0028513 in Davidson County, Tennessee: Parcel No.: 120-10-0-014.00 More commonly known as: 322 PINEWAY DRIVE, Nashville, TN 37217 The property is encumbered by No liens or claims of lien filed by the United States Internal Revenue Service in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee, as Instrument Nos. None. This property is encumbered by No liens or claims of lien filed by the State of Tennessee, Tax Enforcement Division, in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee, as Instrument Nos. None. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of the bid at the public sale, then the Successor Trustee shall have the option of accepting the second highest bid, or the next highest bid with which the buyer is able to comply. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time set forth above. This sale is subject to liens, easements, encumbrances, property taxes, rights of redemption of taxing entities and other matters, which are prior in right to the lien of the aforesaid Deed of Trust. KNOWN INTERESTED PARTIES: Citibank, N.A. Davidson County Tax Assessor 1100 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034 700 2nd Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37201 Trustee Management Company Successor Trustee 10975 El Monte, Suite 225 Overland Park, KS 66211 NOTICE This is an attempt to collect a debt by a debt collector and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Pursuant to the Fair Debt Practices Collections Act no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. Ad #60359 2013-09-26 2013-10-03 2013-10-10 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 Kelly Newhouse to Allen C. Dunstan, Trustee dated August 2, 2007 in the amount of $129,079.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20070926-0114760, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, November 7, 2013 commencing at 10:00 AM, Auction. Com Room at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201; 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. 99, on the Plan of Mill Park, Phase II, (formerly Hickory Hollow Townhomes), as shown on the plat of record in Instrument No. 20000706-0066999, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee to which plat reference is shown for an exact location of said lot. Being the same property conveyed to Kelly Newhouse by Warranty Deed from Tina Haas of record in Instrument No. 20070926-0114759, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 163-5-B-99CO Map & Parcel No.: 163-5-B-99CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: 5170 Hickory Hollow Parkway #227, Antioch, Tennessee 37013 CURRENT OWNER(S): Kelly Newhouse SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Lakewood Capital LLC, Mill Park Homeowners Association, Inc. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C s 7425 and T.C.A. s 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. s35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 12-09640 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 09/26/2013, 10/03/2013, and 10/10/2013 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 #60401 2013-09-26 2013-10-03 2013-10-10 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 Christopher M. Lindsey to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee dated July 22, 1999 in the amount of $111,800.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 0615793, Deed Book 11587, Page 622-632, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC by assignment; and, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, October 17, 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: Lot 39, Lockeland, a Subdivision of the Chadwell Home Place, as of record in Book 57, Page 135, Registers 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 Christopher M. Lindsey and wife, Emily Jane Kitos, as tenants by the entirety, by Deed from Vivian Lee Mims, unmarried, of record in Book 9574, Page 408, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. The parties having since divorced by Final Decree Docket No. 98D-3887, of record in the Fourth Circuit Court for said County. The said Emily Jane Kitos having since conveyed her interest to Christopher Marsh Lindsey, by Quitclaim Deed of record in Book 11541, Page 963, said Registers Office. The said Christopher Marsh Lindsey being one and the same person as Christopher M. Lindsey. Parcel Id No.: 083 10 0 180.00 Map & Parcel No.: 083 10 0 180.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1614 Forrest Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37206 CURRENT OWNER(S): Christopher Marsh Lindsey SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-03982 /FHLMC Ad Run

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 -16, 2013 Filled SALARY: $23.93/hour EOE/Drug-free Workplace

Dates: 09/26/2013, 10/03/2013, and 10/10/2013 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 #60405 2013-09-26 2013-10-03 2013-10-10 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 19, 2010, executed by JEAN MOSLEY, conveying certain real property therein described to ALAN E. SOUTH, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded March 26, 2010, at Instrument Number 20100326-0022808; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. s 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 October 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: EXHIBIT A TO THE MORTGAGE MADE ON MARCH 19, 2010, BY JEAN MOSLEY, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN (“BORROWER”) TO URBAN FINANCIAL GROUP (“LENDER”). THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED ACCORDING TO A DECEMBER 1, 1978, SURVEY BY SOUTHERN LAND AND ASSOCIATES, INC. LEWIS R. MEDFORD, JR., TENNESSEE REGISTERED ENGINEER NO. 5076, AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY MARGIN OF EAST MAPLE STREET AT THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER FRONTING THEREON OF TRACT ONE ON THE PLAN OF FOREST PARK SUBDIVISION OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 843, PAGE 81, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY; THENCE, WITH THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID TRACT, N 38 DEG. 12 MIN. W 194.9 FEET TO A POINT AT A SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF THE REMAINING C. E. EVANS PROPERTY (BOOK 5267, PAGE 799, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE); THENCE, WITH SOUTHERLY, SOUTHWESTERLY AND WESTERLY PROPERTY LINES OF EVANS, EASTWARDLY 80.70 FEET TO A POINT, SOUTHEASTWARDLY 94.60 FEET TO A POINT, SOUTHWARDLY 160.3 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY MARGIN OF EAST MAPLE STREET; THENCE, WITH SAID MARGIN, WESTWARDLY 97.75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LEIGHTON E. WAYMAN AND WIFE, DORIS M. WAYMAN, BY DEED FROM C. E. EVANS AND WIFE, JO H. EVANS, OF RECORD IN BOOK 5371, PAGE 650, DATED NOVEMBER 30, 1978, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. THE SAID LEIGHTON E. WAYMAN AND DORIS M. WAYMAN HAVING SINCE DIED. THEN BEING FURTHER CONVEYED TO JEAN MOSLEY, BY EXECUTOR`S QUITCLAIM DEED OF RECORD AS INSTRUMENT NO. 200002180016528, DATED FEBRUARY 15, 2000, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. Parcel ID: 43-14-183.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 545 E MAPLE STREET, 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 JEAN MOSLEY, WAYLAND MOSELY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #60411 2013-09-26 2013-10-03 2013-10-10 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 26, 2000, executed by ANN M. MARSHALL, 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 September 21, 2000, at Instrument Number 20000921-0093867; 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 November 7, 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 LOTS NO. 34 AND 35 ON THE PLAN OF LINK AND THOMPSON`S SUBDIVISION, NOT OF RECORD, AND IN THE 12TH CIVIL DISTRICT OF SAID COUNTY, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE CENTER LINE OF KNIGHT ROAD, FORMERLY CALLED EWING ROAD AT THE COMMON CORNER OF LOTS 33 AND 34; SAID POINT BEING AN IRON PIN 322 FEET SOUTHERLY FROM THE CENTER LINE OF EAST END OF GREEN`S LANE, AT THE CORNER OF LOT NO. 33; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE LINE BETWEEN LOTS 33 AND 34, 300 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHERLY 200 FEET TO A CORNER OF LOT NO. 36; THENCE WITH THE LINE BETWEEN LOT NOS. 35 AND 36, EASTERLY 300 FEET TO A CENTERLINE OF KNIGHT ROAD; THENCE WITH THE CENTERLINE OF THE SAME, NORTHERLY 200 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO TOMMY L. MARSHALL AND WIFE, ANN M. MARSHALL BY DEED FROM GERALD W. NORTON AND WIFE, LYNDELL S. NORTON DATED 9/21/79, AND RECORDED 9/24/79, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 5503, PAGE 666, AND ALSO CONVEYED BY QUITCLAIM DEED OF CORRECTION FROM LEONARD H. COOPER AND WIFE, JEAN H. COOPER DATED 10/31/88, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 7702, PAGE 293, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3300 KNIGHT RD. NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37207 Parcel ID: 59-187.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3300 KNIGHT RD., NASHVILLE, TN 37207. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): ANN M. MARSHALL 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 #60720 2013-10-03 2013-10-10 2013-10-17 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, HAMILTON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Brian Gunn and Angela Gunn to Legal Title and Escrow, Inc., Trustee dated September 10, 2004 in the amount of $76,696.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 2004091300405, Deed Book GI7272, Page 85-94, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and

payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, November 14, 2013 commencing at 10:00am at the Sheraton Read House Hotel Chattanooga, 827 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 ; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, being Lot Three Hundred Fourteen (314), Unit One (1), Lake Vista Subdivision, as shown by plat recorded in Plat Book 19, Pages 82 and 83, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed by Deed recorded in Book 7001, Page 414, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. This conveyance is made subject to the following: Restrictions recorded in Book 1304, Page 188, and restrictions recorded in Book 1045, Page 189, as modified in Book 1328, Page 17, and any amendments thereto, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Easements and other matters on plat recorded in Plat Book 19, Pages 82 and 83, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 129KF-003 Map & Parcel No.: 129KF-003 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 7724 Cecelia Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416 CURRENT OWNER(S): Brian E. Gunn and Angela M. Gunn SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-04300 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 10/3/2013, 10/10/2013, and 10/17/2013 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 #60734 2013-10-03 2013-10-10 2013-10-17 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 SERGIO HERNANDEZ AND NARCISA RODRIGUEZ, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded December 20, 2006, at Instrument Number 20061220-0156783; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a Bank of New York, as Trustee, in trust for the registered holders of Alternative Loan Trust 2006-43CB, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-43CB 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 November 7, 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: A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO-WIT: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 64 ON THE MAP OF CURREYWOOD ACRES SUBDIVSION, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 2133, PAGE 109 AND 110, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SAID LOT NO. 64 FRONTS 103 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY MARGIN OF VINSON DRIVE AND EXTENDS BACK BETWEEN LINE 219.9 FEET ON THE EASTERLY LINE AND 193 FEET ON THE WESTERLY LINE TO A DEAD LINE IN THE REAR MEASURING 131 FEET THEREON. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SERGIO HERNANDEZ, MARRIED BY DEED FROM JAMES EARL MARQUARDT, SOLE HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF EARL RALPH MARQUARDT, DATED DECEMBER 18, 2006, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200612200156782 REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 134-10-50.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 604 VINSON DR, NASHVILLE TN 37217, 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): SERGIO HERNANDEZ AND NARCISA RODRIGUEZ OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., (“MERS”), acting solely as a nominee for COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #60754 2013-10-10 2013-10-17 2013-10-24 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 Melinda Griffin and Thomas Griffin to Transcontinental Title Company National Retail, Trustee dated August 18, 2007 in the amount of $113,800.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 757932, Deed Book 1191, Page 1967-, (“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, November 7, 2013 commencing at 12 pm at the front door of Montgomery County Courthouse, Two Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, TN; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEING LOT NO. 20, ON THE PLAN OF CHURCHPLACE, SECTION 3-A AS SHOWN BY PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 119, PLAT 119, IN THE REGISTERS OFFICE FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THOMAS E. GRIFFIN, JR. AND MELINDA M. GRIFFIN, HUSBAND AND WIFE BY DEED FROM CHAD L. BOURGEOIS AND MARY D. BOURGEOIS, HUSBAND AND WIFE RECORDED 04/16/2007 IN DEED BOOK 1164 PAGE 2752, IN THE REGISTERS OFFICE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parel Id No.: 8MD4 Map & Parcel No.: 8MD4 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 670 Tylertown Road, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040 CURRENT OWNER(S): Thomas E. Griffin, Jr. and Melinda M. Griffin SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: City of Clarksville 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. 13-04105 /VA Ad Run Dates: 10/3/2013, 10/10/2013, and 10/17/2013 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 #61173 201310-03 2013-10-10 2013-10-17 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Jennifer A. Unger to Thomas A. Bourdon, Trustee dated September 28, 2009 in the amount of $159,065.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20091005-0092208, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 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 5, 2013 commencing at 10:00 AM at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201; 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. 46 on the Plan of Phase 5B Waterford, of record in Plat Book 7900, Pages 838-839, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Being the same property conveyed to Jennifer Unger by Deed of record in Instrument No. 200910050092207, said Registers Office. Subject to easements and restrictive covenants, if any, of record in the Registers Office for said County together with any modifications and amendments thereto. Parcel ID No.: 053-06-0B077.00 Map & Parcel No.: 053-06-0B-077.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2333 Riverway Drive, Old Hickory, Tennessee 37138 CURRENT OWNER(S): Jennifer A. Unger SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: Waterford Homeowners Association Inc. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Union Planters Bank, N.A., Great Seneca Financial Corporation, Frank J. Runyon, II 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. 12-06780 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 10/10/2013, 10/17/2013, and 10/24/2013 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 #61368 201310-10 2013-10-17 2013-10-24 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 30, 2007, executed by GREGORY RILEY, REBECCA A. RILEY, conveying certain real property therein described to Robert M. Wilson, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded August 31, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070831-0104820; 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. s 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 November 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN CITY OF ANTIOCH, DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED INST #200012180123609, ID #165-09-A-059, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 73, LAKEWOOD VILLAGE SECTION TWO, RECORDED IN PLAT 20000215-0015148, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDED OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO GRANTOR IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200708310104819, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 165090A059.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1948 PORT JAMES CIR, 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): REBECCA A. RILEY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Lakewood Village HOA, The Bank of Nashville, The Bank of Nashville 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 #61402 2013-10-10 2013-10-17 2013-10-24 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 Kavonya Keeler to Eastern Title Company, Trustee dated September 23, 2002 in the amount of $109,250.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20021001-0119246, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for PFCA Home Equity Investment Trust Certificates, Series 2002-IFC2 by assignment; and, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for PFCA Home Equity Investment Trust Certificates, Series 2002-IFC2, 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, October 31, 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 Lots Number 1 on the Plan of Shannon Place Subdivision, Section 1 of record in Book 11190, Page 55, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description. Being the same property conveyed to Kavonya Keeler by deed from Michael Y. Potter of record as Instrument No. 200002180016375, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 43-1-228 Map & Parcel No.: 43-1-228 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 117 Shannon Avenue, Madison, Tennessee 37115 CURRENT OWNER(S): Kavonya Keeler SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens,

and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 12-07952 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 10/10/2013, 10/17/2013, and 10/24/2013 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 #61527 2013-10-10 2013-10-17 2013-10-24 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, HAMILTON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Cora Mobley to Weissman, Larry A., Trustee dated January 22, 2013 in the amount of $144,131.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Deed Book GI 9866, Page 189-197, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, December 12, 2013 commencing at 10:00am at the Auction.com Room of Sheraton Read House Hotel Chattanooga, 827 Broad Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: The land referred to herein below is situated in the County of Hamilton, State of Tennessee, and is described as follows: Lot Ten (10), Eastover Acres, as shown by plat recorded in Plat Book 24, Page 40, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Parcel Id: 158D G 010 Commonly known as 1707 Clayton Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421 However, by showing this address no additional coverage is provided. Map & Parcel No.: 158D G 010 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1707 Clayton Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 CURRENT OWNER(S): Cora M. Mobley 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. 13-04508 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 10/10/2013, 10/17/2013, and 10/24/2013 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 #61544 201310-10 2013-10-17 2013-10-24 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 28, 2006, executed by Swannitha French, conveying certain real property therein described to Anchor Title LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded October 2, 2006, at Instrument Number 20061002-0121344; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to HSBC Bank USA, National Association for the Benefit of Ace Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC3, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates 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 November 21, 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: A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT; BEING LOT NO. 96, PHASE I, KIMBOLTON, AS SHOWN BY PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 6900, PAGE 276, 277,& 278, OF REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY. TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SWANNITHA FRENCH FROM VICKI MARTINEZ AND HUSBAND, RAYMOND MARTINEZ, AKA RICHARD MARTINEZ BY WARRANTY DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 28, 2006 AND RECORDED 10-02-2006 IN INSTRUMENT# 200610020121343, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY. Parcel ID: 53.13-0-43.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1520 Joe Pyron 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): Swannitha French OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Kimbolton Homeowners` Association The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #61826 2013-10-10 2013-10-17 2013-10-24

EMPLOYMENT DRIVERS: Regional, home daily. Stable Growing Company. Awesome Benefits. New pay package& Newer Trucks. Grocery Hauler. CDL-A 2 years exp. 855-314-8372 CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE FIRE INSPECTOR The City of Franklin Fire Department has a vacancy for a Fire Inspector. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn.gov/jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 3, 2013 SALARY: $23.95/hour EOE/Drug-free Workplace CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE GIS ANALYST SENIOR The City of Franklin MIT Department has a vacancy for a GIS ANALYST SENIOR. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.ranklintn. ov/jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open Until

CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE Invites applications for the position of: GIS ANALYST I The City of Franklin MIT Department has a vacancy for a GIS Analyst I. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn.gov/jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled SALARY: $18.93 per hour EOE/Drug-free Workplace CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE FACILITIES FOREMAN The City of Franklin Parks Department has a vacancy for a Facilities Foreman. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn.gov/ jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: 10/22/2013 SALARY: $21.29 - $23.17/HR (DOE/Q) EOE/Drug-free Workplace CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE LANDSCAPING WORKER The City of Franklin Parks Department has a vacancy for a Landscaping Worker. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn. gov/jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: 10/22/2013 SALARY: $13.29 – $14.46/hr (DOE/Q) EOE/ Drug-free Workplace

CLASSIFIEDS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2013 Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Winchester, at City Hall located at 7 South High Street, Winchester, Tennessee, 37398, until 2:00 P.M., Friday, October 25th, 2013 and opened publicly at Winchester City Hall at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin at 2:00 P.M. No proposals will be accepted after said date and time. The project is described as follows: Gateway Improvement Project TDOT PIN #113907.00 The Enhancement Project consists of replacing the existing sidewalks and curb and gutter. Included will be the installation of street lighting and signage. Also, the existing overhead utilities will be relocated underground in conduits placed by the contractor. The utility relocation will require boring conduits under a state route. In addition, erosion control, traffic control, and all associated appurtenances will be included. A pre-bid conference for the project will be held at 12:30 P.M. on Friday, October 18th, 2013 at the City of Winchester’s City Hall Annex located at 113 First Avenue NW, Winchester, TN 37398. Representatives of the Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the project. Bidders are encouraged but not required to attend. With the bid, each Bidder must deposit security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, subject to the conditions stated in the Instructions to Bidders. A Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount will be required for the successful Bidder. 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 Winchester hereby notifies all bidders that a 7.75% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal has been set for this project and must be met or exceeded. All DBE firms must be TNUCP certified (a listing of these firms can be found on TDOT’s Small Business Development Website) and pre-qualified by the TDOT Construction Division as stated in the Local Government Guidelines Manual. The City of Winchester 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 Winchester is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. The City of Winchester’s telephone number is (931) 967-2532. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents, information, and plans may be examined at Winchester City Hall and the following locations: DEMPSEY, DILLING & ASSOCIATES, P.C. F. W. DODGE PLANS ROOM Engineering Consultants (865) 428-3515 502 Hazelwood Drive http://www.construction.com/dodge/ Smyrna, TN 37167 (615) 220-5800 Copies may be obtained at the office of DEMPSEY, DILLING & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Engineering Consultants, upon the NON-REFUNDABLE payment of $200.00 for each set. All bids must be made out on the Bid Form bound in the contract documents, and the Bid Form should NOT be detached from the contract documents. Bids will not be opened from Bidders who have not obtained the contract documents from the Engineer. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FAIRMOUNT AREA SIDEWALKS – PHASE 2 CITY OF BRISTOL TENNESSEE BID NUMBER 1341 Sealed Bids for the construction of the Fairmount Area Sidewalks will be received by the City of Bristol Tennessee, at their offices in the Main Conference Room in the City Hall Annex, 104 Eighth Street, Bristol, Tennessee, until 2:00 p.m. Local Time, on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at which time and place they will be opened publicly and read aloud. The work is in one (1) contract and will be for the construction of sidewalks in the Fairmount Area as further described in the contract documents. Bid documents will be issued until the time set for the opening of 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 16805-3 “Prequalification of Contractors” before biddable documents will be furnished. The City of Bristol Tennessee hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 -16, 2013 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 Bristol Tennessee 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. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: City of Bristol Tennessee, City Hall Annex, 104 Eighth Street, Bristol, TN City of Bristol Tennessee Web Page: bristoltn.org The Contract Documents may be obtained from the City of Bristol Tennessee, City Hall Annex, 104 Eighth Street, Bristol, Tennessee 37620 or from the City’s website, bristoltn.org. There is no fee associated with obtaining the contract documents. If the documents are obtained via the website please contact Mr. Timothy H. Beavers via email (tbeavers@ bristoltn.org) or phone (423-989-5566) so you can be placed on the bid document holder list. Questions regarding the bids should be directed to Mr. Timothy H. Beavers, City Engineer, City of Bristol Tennessee, POB 1189, Bristol, TN 37621-1189, Phone: (423) 989-5566 during normal working hours or by email (tbeavers@bristoltn.org). NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED OCTOBER 18, 2013 Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Winchester, at City Hall located at 7 South High Street, Winchester, Ten- nessee, 37398, until 2:00 P.M., Friday, October 18th, 2013 and opened pub- licly at Winchester City Hall at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin at 2:00 P.M. No proposals will be accepted after said date and time. The project is described as follows: Surface Transportation Improvements (STP) TDOT PIN #114112.00 Project consists of roadway and drain- age improvements at the five following locations: Location 1 (Old Cowan Highway) – Replacement of existing drainage cul- verts with a poured in place box bridge. Location 2 (First Avenue Southeast) – Installation of new storm sewer inlets and piping. Location 3 (Sharp Springs Rd) - Turn- ing radius improvements. Location 4 (Holders Cove Rd) – Sight distance improvements and overlay. Location 5 (East Petty Lane) – Road- way widening and overlay. A pre-bid conference for the project will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, Octo- ber 8th, 2013 at the City o f Winchester’s City Hall Annex located at 113 First Avenue NW, Winchester, TN 37398. Representatives of the Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the project. Bidders are encouraged but not required to attend. With the bid, each Bidder must deposit security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, subject to the conditions stated in the Instructions to Bidders. A Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount will be required for the successful Bidder. All bids must be made out on the Bid Form bound in the contract documents, and the Bid Form should NOT be de- tached from the contract documents. Bids will not be opened from Bidders who have not obtained the contract documents from the Engineer. PROPOSAL CONTRACTS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE TIME SET FOR OPENING BIDS A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in ac- cordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Ten- nessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalification of con- tractors before biddable proposals will be furnished. The City of Winchester hereby notifies all bidders that a 7.75% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal has been set for this project and must be met or exceeded. All DBE firms must be TNUCP certified (a listing of these firms can be found on TDOT’s Small Business Development Website) and pre-qualified by the TDOT Construction Division as stated in the Local Govern- ment Guidelines Manual. The City of Winchester hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively in- sure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disad- vantaged 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 con- sideration for an award. The City of Winchester 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. The City of Winchester’s telephone number is (931) 967-2532. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents, information, and plans may be examined at Winchester City Hall and the following locations: DEMPSEY, DILLING & ASSOCIATES, P.C. F. W. DODGE PLANS ROOM Engineering Consultants (865) 428-3515 5 0 2 H a z e l w o o d D r i v e http://www.construction.com/ dodge/ Smyrna, TN 37167 (615) 220-5800 Copies may be obtained at the office of DEMPSEY, DILLING & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Engineering Consultants, upon the NONREFUNDABLE payment o f $200.00 for each set. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED ON OCTOBER 17TH, 2013 Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Cookeville by the Public Works Office at City Hall, 45 East Broad Street, Cookeville, TN 38501, until 10:00 A.M., CST on October 17th, 2013 and then at said time publicly opened and read aloud. PIN 114247.00 Federal Project No. STP-M-9204(9) State Project No. 71LPLM-F3-019 The project consists of the resurfacing of seven (7) City streets within the City of Cookeville: Neal St., Fisk Rd., S. Walnut Ave., W. Jackson St., Holladay Rd., Interstate Dr., and Broad St. PROPOSAL CONTRACTS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE TIME SET FOR OPENING BIDS A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalification of contractors before biddable proposals will be furnished. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. CST on October 7th, 2013 at City Hall, 45 East Broad Street, Cookeville, TN 38501. The City of Cookeville hereby notifies all bidders that an 3% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal has been set for this project and must be met or exceeded. The City of Cookeville 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 Cookeville is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone: (931) 520-5249. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be reviewed at Cookeville Public Works Department and Ragan-SmithAssociates, Inc. in Nashville, and may be obtained at the office of Ragan-SmithAssociates, Inc., 315 Woodland St., Nashville, TN, 37206, (615) 244-8591 upon the NONREFUNDABLE payment of $75.00. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County invites Bids on the following construction project: RFQ 380425: Harding Place Sidewalk Improvements for the Department of Public Works. The project consists of the following major items: 2,560 lf of storm drainage and appurtenant items; 18” RCP, 24” RCP, 30” RCP, 36” RCP, and 42” RCP, 58 single curb inlets, double curb inlets, triple curb inlets, and man holes, 26,003 sf of sidewalk, driveway ramps, curb ramps, and concrete driveways, 235 c.y. of curb and gutter, Traffic control, Erosion prevention and sediment control measures, Associated earthwork. Contractors may obtain more information and download the Request for Proposals (RFP) from the following web address http:// www.nashville.gov/Finance/Procurement/ Purchasing.aspx. Click on Bidding Opportunities inside iSupplier then click on the listing for RFQ 380425. For questions regarding accessing the RFP documents, please contact Terri Troup with Metro Purchasing at (615) 862-6669 or at terri. troup@nashville.gov. Proposals must be submitted via Metro’s iSupplier Internet-accessible proposal submission system. No paper-based proposal documents shall be accepted. All proposers must be registered with Metro and obtain a login to submit a proposal. Registration may be performed online at http://www.nashville. gov/Finance/Procurement/Purchasing. aspx. A tutorial of the iSupplier system will be performed at the pre-bid meeting. All proposals must be submitted via the iSupplier system to the Division of Purchases on or before 2:00 P.M., Central Time, October 28, 2013. No late proposals will be accepted. A NON-MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 2:00PM., Central Time, October 14, 2013 at Metro Purchasing, Lindsley Hall, 730 2nd Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, University Conference Room. The proposed construction shall be performed in accordance with the most current version of the Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and the Standard Roadway and Structures Drawings of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Tennessee Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 16805-3, Prequalification of Contractors, before biddable proposals will be furnished. The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County hereby notifies all bidders that a 20% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal has been set for this project and must be met or exceeded. All DBE firms must be TNUCP certified a listing of these firms can be found on TDOT’s Small Business Development website and pre-qualified by the TDOT Construction Division as stated in the Local Government Guidelines Manual. The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award. The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free, with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to Kimberly Northern – 222 Third Avenue North, Suite 550, Nashville, TN 37201, phone (615) 862-5443. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED NOVEMBER 5, 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., November 5, 2013and opened publicly at Shelbyville City Hall, City Hall Conference Room at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin 11:00 A.M. the signalization of the intersection of bETHANY LANE/CONEY ISLAND ROAD/ DEPOT ST./SR 64 IN shelbyville TDOT PROJECT NUMBER: 02LPLM-F3-023 FEDERAL PROJECT NUMBER: STP-M-64(18) PIN: 117817.00 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 project 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

The Tennessee Tribune 13A 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 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 30 November 2005, executed by EDUARDO ARINO DE LA RUBIA and LEIGH ARINO DE LA RUBIA to Raymond E. Lacy as trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Oak Street Mortgage, LLC (“OSM”), of record in the Office of the Register of Williamson County, Tennessee, in Instrument No. 20051212-0149201; said Trust Deed, debts and obligations having been assigned by OSM to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. by instrument of record in said Register’s Office in Instrument No. 20130621-0063985; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s Office in Instrument No. 20131001-0102744 ; and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2013, commencing at TWELVE O’CLOCK NOON, on the Williamson County Courthouse steps, Public Square, Franklin, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Williamson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 12 ON THE PLAN SECTION TWO MONTGOMERY PLACE, AS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 7900, PAGE 922, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO EDUARDO ARINO DE LA RUBIA AND WIFE, LEIGH ARINO DE LA RUBIA BY WARRANTY DEED FROM BILL LAZARUS, TRUSTEE OF THE L & H LAND TRUST OF RECORD AS INSTRUMENT # 20051212-0149200, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY. Property: 5734 Chadwick Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027 Interested Parties: U.S. Bank National Association At the time of this publication, a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: 30 September 2013 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 3, 10, 17 October 2013 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 9 February 2001 executed by MARY LEE THOMPSON, to Willie R. Peoples, as trustee for Household Financial Center, Inc., of record in the Office of the Register of Davidson County, Tennessee, as Instrument No. 20010213-0013678; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s office as Instrument No. 20130905-0093880; and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, Household Financial Center, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2013, commencing at 12:00 noon, outside the door of the Register of Deed’s Office located at 501 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 at the Northwest entry of the Sommet Center, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 36 ON THE PLAN OF STERLING SUBDIVISION, SECTION ONE, AS OF RECORD BOOK 1424, PAGE 97, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SAID LOT NO. 36 FRONTS 60 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY MARGIN OF LUTIE STREET AND EXTENDED BACK BETWEEN PARALLEL LINES 160 FEET TO A DEAD LINE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED FROM AUBREY HIAM AND WIFE, DENISE HIAM TO MARY LEE THOMPSON BY DEED RECORDED JANUARY 27, 1998, IN BOOK 10770 AT PAGE 726, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: 119-06-91 Property Address: 73 Lutie St., Nashville, Tennessee 37210 Interested Parties: Colorado Capital At the time of this publication a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but

the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: 30 September 2013 APPERSON CRUMP, PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 3, 10, 17 October 2013 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 9 July 2004 executed by SYLVIA DIANE FRIZZELL and EDWARD FRIZZELL, to Brent S. Knight, as trustee for Beneficial Tennessee, Inc., of record in the Office of the Register of Davidson County, Tennessee, as Instrument No. 20040611-0069401; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s office as Instrument No.20130903-0092713; and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, Beneficial Tennessee, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2013, commencing at 12:00 noon, outside the door of the Register of Deed’s Office located at 501 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 at the Northwest entry of the Sommet Center, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: REAL ESTATE IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING LOT NO. 70 ON THE PLAN OF GRAMAR ACRES, SECTION 2, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 2133, PAGE 74, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID LOT NO.70 FRONT 70 FEET ON THE EASTERLY SIDE OF LEMONT DRIVE AND RUNS BACK BETWEEN LINES 247.4 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY LINE AND 220 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE TO A FENCE LINE IN THE REAR, ON WHICH IT MEASURES 110 FEET. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED FROM HELEN WADE, TENANCY NOT STATED, TO SYLVIA DIANE FRIZZELL, TENANCY NOT STATED, BY DEED RECORDED NOVEMBER 1, 2000, AS INSTRUMENT 200011010108144, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: 61-03 23.00 Property Address: 929 Lemont Dr., Nashville, Tennessee 37216 At the time of this publication a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: 30 September 2013 APPERSON CRUMP, PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 3, 10, 17 October 2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1502 ESTATE OF NELLIE B. THRONEBERRY,

DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 27th day of September, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of NELLIE B. THRONEBERRY who died July 5, 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 1st day of October, 2013. Donald McKinley Bonds, 513 Jones Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075, Personal Representative. Beam III, John Aaron, P.O. Box 280240, Nashville, TN 37228. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: October 3, 2013 and October 10, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1303 ESTATE OF ROY MATTHEWS WALLACE, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 25th day of September, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of ROY MATTHEWS WALLACE who died January 11, 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 1st day of October, 2013. Courtney Trammell, 3227 Moorewood Drive, Nashville, TN 37207, Personal Representative. Faught, Jonathan, 155 Franklin Road, Suite 120, Brentwood, TN 37027. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: October 3, 2013 and October 10, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1436 ESTATE OF ROBBIE MARIE TAYLOR, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 27th day of September, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of ROBBIE MARIE TAYLOR who died June 13, 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 1st day of October, 2013. Marjorie Talton, 313 Melissa Drive, Goodlettsville, TN 37072, Personal Representative. Zanger, Joseph T, 135 Clif Garrett Drive, White House, TN 37188. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: October 3, 2013 and October 10, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1358 ESTATE OF JOHN L. GLENN, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 25th day of September, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of JOHN L. GLENN who died March 23, 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 8th day of October, 2013 . Craig Leolden Presley, 4802 Hershe Street, Houston, TX 77020, Peggy Alsup, 642 Putnam Drive, Nashville, TN 37218, Personal Representative. Lee, Andrei Ellen, P. O. Box 280222, 5, Nashville, TN 37228, Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: October 10, 2013 and October 17, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1519 ESTATE OF LARRY GAYDEN HUNT, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 4th day of October, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of LARRY GAYDEN HUNT who died June 29, 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 8th day of October, 2013 . Catherine D. Rath, 9034 Fallswood Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027, Personal Representative. Hagan Jr., A. Ensley, 107 1/2 South Cumberland, Lebanon, TN 37087, Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: October 10, 2013 and October 17, 2013.

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Woman Shocked to Discover Grandfather Was Nazi

Jennifer Teege was shocked to discover her grandfather was a Nazi concentration camp commandant. Her mother never told her, and as a child she never knew her father - a Nigerian student with whom her mother had a brief affair. This is her story. Five years ago in northern Germany, in Hamburg, I was in the central library and I came across a book. It was wrapped in a red cover and for some reason I was immediately drawn to it. The title, translated into English, was I Have to Love My Father, Right? It had a small picture of a woman on the front who looked faintly familiar. So I took the book and quickly went through it. There were a lot of photos and as I looked at the book I felt something was wrong. At the end, the author summed up some details about the woman on the cover and her family, and I realised they were a perfect match with what I knew about my own biological family. So at that point I understood that this was a book about my family history. The woman in the picture was my mother, and her father was Amon Goeth, the commandant of Plaszow concentration camp near Krakow. My mother had told me nothing, but I did not grow up with my mother - she gave me up as a very small child. A few weeks after I was born I was put in a children’s home where I sometimes saw my mother. Then I grew up in a foster family that adopted me when I was seven years old. So I saw my mother until the age of seven but after that we had no contact except for once. This was when I was in my 20s and she probably did not tell me anything at this point because she wanted to protect me she thought it would be better if I did not know about my real past, about the truth,

about my family, about my grandfather. I was completely shocked when I found out - it was like the carpet was ripped from under my feet. I couldn’t do anything. I went home, I took the book with me, and at home I read it cover to cover. There were details about my mother, my grandmother and my grandfather, Amon Goeth. I slowly started to understand the impact of what I had read. Growing up as an adopted child I did not know anything about my past, or only very very little. Then to be confronted with information like this was so overwhelming. It was weeks, a month, until I really started to recover. I had seen the film Schindler’s List, in which Ralph Fiennes plays my grandfather. I knew he was playing a man called Goeth but I had not made the connection - it never occurred to me that we were related. It was very distressing to know that Amon Goeth and I are genetically linked. I feel part of it, but still there is a distance which is a difference between me and my mother, because she grew up with her own mother (with my grandmother) and for her it was difficult to leave the past behind. I have tried not to leave the past behind but put it in a place where it belongs, which means not to ignore it, but not to let it overshadow my life. I am not a reflection of this part of my family story but I am still very connected to it. I try to find a way to integrate it into my life. It is a story that is very unique and very unusual, and a story that has a deeper meaning. It is more about the universal question of how to deal with the weight of the past on the present - and it should

show that it is possible to gain personal on the BBC World Service. Her book is freedom from the past. called Amon My Grandfather Would Jennifer Teege spoke to World Update Have Shot Me.

Jennifer Teege

l-r, Teege’s grandfather Amon Goeth and her mother Monika Hertwig

Amon Goeth at Plaszow

Amon Leopold Goeth 1908-1946

Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List

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2013 Greater Nashville Heart Walk Saturday NASHVILLE, TN — Vanderbilt University will once again be hosting the 2013 Greater Nashville Heart Walk on Saturday, Oct. 12, which will result in road closures around campus. The event will be held on Rec Field No. 2 at the corner of Natchez Trace and Children’s Way. The festivities start at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. There is no fee to participate in the walk. Walkers who raise a minimum of $100 are eligible for a Heart Walk t-shirt. Wellness Commodore Denise Musgrove and her team at Vanderbilt Heart Murfreesboro participated in the Rutherford Heart Walk on Sept. 14. If you are interested in becoming a Wellness Commodore contact Laura Osterman at laura.osterman@vanderbilt.edu or (615) 322-6689. There will be several partial, rolling street closings starting on the morning of Oct. 12 from 7 a.m. to Noon. They are: Natchez Trace from Children’s Way

to West End West End from Natchez Trace to 25thAve.—one lane closure, street will be open to traffic 25thAve. from West End to Vanderbilt Place Vanderbilt Place from 25th to 24th 24thfrom Vanderbilt Place to West End West End from 24thto 21st—one lane closure, street will be open to traffic 21stAve. from West End to Children’s Way—one lane closure, street will be open to traffic Children’s Way from 21stAve. to Natchez Trace Children’s Way will be closed from Natchez Trace to 25thAve., 7 a.m.—1 p.m. (approx.) Natchez Trace will be closed from Children’s Way to Jess Neely, 8:45 a.m.— 11:15 a.m. (approx.) Any point in the route will take approx. 30-45 minutes to clear.

The 2012 Nashville Heart Walk raised more than $1.7 million for the American Heart Association. Photo by Steve Green/Vanderbilt University

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12 Noon The Heart Walk in 2012 drew nearly 14,000 people. (Steve Green/Vanderbilt)

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Mayor Announces Nashville Literary Award Winner

NASHVILLE, TN — Internationally acclaimed author Robert K. Massie has been named the 2013 recipient of the Nashville Public Library Literary Award.   Mayor Karl Dean joined Kent Oliver, director of Nashville Public Library, and Tari Hughes, president of Nashville Public Library Foundation, to make the announcement at the Courtyard Concert at the downtown library on Oct. 1.   Each year, the Nashville Public Library Foundation recognizes an outstanding author with the Literary Award. The award honors the author’s achievements, while promoting books, literacy and reading in Nashville. Massie is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Peter the Great” and other historical narratives about the Romanov dynasty.   Spending much of his youth in Nashville, Massie will return home on Nov. 9 to give a free public lecture at 10 a.m. The lecture will be held at University School of Nashville at 2000 Edgehill Ave. For more information on the Literary Award and the free public reading, visit www.

nplf.org.  About the Nashville Public Library Foundation More than 100 years ago, Andrew Carnegie built four Nashville libraries in partnership with the city. Today, the Nashville Public Library Foundation builds upon his historic vision by continuing to employ private funds to ensure great Nashville libraries.   Our unique partnership between government support and private philanthropy is important to the success of public libraries. While the daily operations and maintenance of the library are funded by local government, the Nashville Public Library Foundation helps make real many creative endeavors that are essential to the greatness of the library.   With the help of many generous people, the Foundation provides free educational programs, visual arts exhibits, building revitalization and significant collection enhancements for the children and adults who visit Nashville libraries nearly 4 million times a year.

Kent Oliver, director of Nashville Public Library, provides Mayor Karl Dean announces Robert K. Massie as the redetails about Robert K. Massie’s free public lecture to take cipient of the 2013 Nashville Public Library Literary Award place on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Courtyard Concert on Oct. 1.

l-r, Tari Hughes, president of Nashville Public Library Foundation, Kent Oliver, director of Nashville Public Library, and Katy Varney, Library Foundation board chairwoman, after the announcement of Robert K. Massie as the 2013 Literary Award recipient

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Hugh Laurie Happening to Make ‘House’ Call to Nashville OCTOBER 21 The Actors’ Reading Room will present their 16th event in the Nashville Parks Theatre Department’s new play reading series. The script reading is Cindy & Ella, by two very exciting young Nashville theatre artists, Sara Gadddis and JP Shuffman. Free, 7:00 pm , new Centennial Black Box theatre in the Centennial  Arts Activities Center in Centennial Park. Reservations are mandatory by calling 615-915-0891.

OCTOBER 21-23

The American Negro Playwright Theatre (ANPT), presents the Meet the Author series, 6:30 pm. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the series will feature three phenomenal authors (Congressman John Lewis, children’s author Evelyn Coleman and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch) at: Manna from Heaven Dinner House, 3510 West Hamilton Road, Nashville 37218. Tickets are $10, sold at the door; advance tickets by calling Beverly Scott at 615.601.2381 or Beverly@ANPT.org

OCTOBER 1 - 31

Join Metro Arts in celebrating Artober Nashville by attending a free, artist-led workshop at the Southeast Branch Library. Workshops will be offered in Bookmaking, Creative Writing, Calligraphy and Printmaking. Students invited to display their work in a virtual gallery exhibit that will be displayed on www.artsnashville. org. Workshops are free but pre-registration is required. www.artobernashville.com/page/signature_events

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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By Janice Malone

We all know Hugh Laurie as one of television’s most famous doctors – “Dr. Gregory House” on ABC’s blockbuster hit drama series HOUSE. Superstar Hugh Laurie will be performing for the first time in Nashville at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, this weekend October 13th at 7:30pm. For one night only, Laurie will perform songs from his acclaimed debut Let Them Talk and his recently released Didn’t It Rain. While Laurie’s first album focused on the sounds of New Orleans, his new album follows the blues upstream and into the American heartland with songs by W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Dr. John and The Animals. His worldwide legion of fans primarily recognize Laurie for his award winning role of Dr. House, which after 8 seasons yielded him a multitude of awards, including 6 Emmy nominations. But since the series ended last year, Hugh Laurie the singer/musician has been at the forefront of his multi-dimensional career. After a lot of schedule maneuvering, Hugh took the time to chat with the Tribune exclusively about his upcoming Nashville debut appearance, his music and about that other guy—“Dr. House.” TRIBUNE: What can fans expect from your concert show? H. LAURIE: “I hope that we can deliver a rollicking good show of blues, jazz and folk tunes that are tunes some will be familiar with and others not so much. I’m playing with this wonderful band. I describe them as being the best band in the world because I believe they’re worthy of that title. Basically, I’m the face of it all. I’m the host for the evening, as I sit at a piano. I play a note here and there, tell a story, and sing a song. We’ve done about 100 shows and I’m now proud to say this is a really good show that I would enjoy attending. I’m sticking my neck out a bit by saying that I think this is a show the audience is really going to like.” TRIBUNE: I understand this is your first time visiting Nashville. H. LAURIE: “Yes, it is. I’m very excited to come to Nashville. It’s the city for American music. Some of the guys in the band have played in Nashville before but I’ve never even peeked inside of this great city. I am so excited. I just can’t wait to get there.” TRIBUNE: Before you leave town you must get you an official pair of cowboy boots and matching cowboy hat. H. LAURIE: “You understand me perfectly! A man needs to have his cowboy boots and hat in his life. I will definitely be properly attired for the evening.” TRIBUNE: You’re a multi-talented

performer: acting, singing, music, directing. Which of these talents came first for you? The music or acting? H. LAURIE: “They kind of evolved separately for me. Music was sort of se-

must admit I’ve met some who might be headed that way though but not quite to the extreme of Gregory House.” TRIBUNE: Which of these two statements about your career makes you the most happiest: Being the highest paid actor ever in a television drama in House, OR for being the most watched leading man on television? H. LAURIE: “First of all, I personally don’t believe that either one of those statements is true, by any margin. I was certainly paid very, very well for the work I did on the HOUSE show. Without a doubt, I’ve been incredibly lucky and I do give thanks for it every single day. Also, with the Presbyterian streak within me, I’m always anticipating disaster at

Hugh chats about his music and visiting Nashville for the first time, at right is Laurie’s new cd cover

cret thing in my life. I really sort of hid my music under a bushel of sorts. Music was just a secret passion I had. Acting was much more public for me. I think a lot of people become actors because they’re looking for an opportunity to hide behind other talents and identities. Music is something that’s always been in my life but it’s only been within the last couple of years that I’ve taken the music out in public and I’m absolutely loving it…I’ve recorded the classic song The Tennessee Waltz. If an Englishman such as myself comes to Nashville and performs the Tennessee Waltz, do you think that will be ok? TRIBUNE: I think the fine people of Nashville will give you the Englishman a standing ovation. They will be flattered and honored. H. LAURIE: “That’s good to know because I think The Tennessee Waltz is one of the greatest tunes ever written. The song’s been done by so many people, so I just hope the people in Nashville aren’t tired of hearing it. I never get sick of hearing the song because I love it so much, no matter what version it’s in. We may may perform it but if it doesn’t work and people start to throw cabbages at me I will just blame you.” (he laughs) TRIBUNE: And if that happens I will just take the cabbage and make some great cole slaw for you and the entire band! H.LAURIE: “Ok, sounds good!” TRIBUNE: Have you ever met an actual doctor who had a similar personality as your Dr. Gregory House character? H. LAURIE: “No, I haven’t. The truth is no doctor would survive if he behaved like that. He would probably be in jail or out of the medical profession! (he laughs)…I

any moment. (he laughs) The way that I was brought up is that if you have good luck in one area, then something equally disastrous is going to happen tomorrow but that somehow keeps me sane. I also think the idea of having done a show that entertains people, makes them think, and makes them laugh is a great honor. I wouldn’t swap that for anything in the world. I will be very proud of the House show for the rest of my life.” TRIBUNE: I have an email from someone who wants to know what do you like to do in your off time? H. LAURIE: ‘That’s a good question. My two favorite things to do are riding a motorcycle and playing the piano. These are my solaces in life. So I’m either playing piano or riding a motorcycle. If I could find a way to play the piano while riding a motorcycle, I will do that.” To hear the Hugh Laurie interview in its entirety on Film Festival Radio Show, Friday October 11th 6 pm (central) or listen from the show’s archives. Type in www.blogtalkradio.com/film-festival-radio-/2013/10/11/hugh-laurie-dr-house

WALE & Kendrick Lamar ‘Shake’ it Up at Vandy recently crowned as the “Hottest MC in the Game” by MTV. Mr. Lamar performed many records from his debut alNASHVILLE, TN — For the last 12 bum. He opened his set with “Backseat years, Vanderbilt University has continFreestyle),” and from there he had the ued to bring elite artists to their homecrowd engaged all night. Lamar then comfooing weekend for some of the best went on to perform his verse from the concerts in Music City USA. This year A$AP Rocky single “Problems.” He was no exception with hip hop music senrounded out the night performing “Monsations Wale & Kendrick Lamar. Wale ey Trees,” “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “Po(birth name Olubowale Victor Akinetic Justice,” “The Recipe,” “M.A.A.D. timehin), performed a collection of hits City” and “Swimming Pools.” Kendrick from his two previous albums “Attention proved why he deserves all of the merit Deficit,” “Ambition” and from his most he has been receiving over the past year. recent album “The Gifted,” that was reWale delivered the “musical goods’ while Kendrick Lamar was keeping it real Kendrick Lamar will be going on tour leased in June. The Washington, D.C. rocking a football Vandy jersey musically speaking with the Vandy audience with Kanye Wes. Be sure to check for naitive opened the show by performing one of his more famous verses that Wale incorporates into his own rap style. he is relatively new to the mainstream dates in your city! It’s guaranteed to be he contributed to Waka Flocka Flame’s Wale performed some of his most well- crowd. After the release of his major la- a great tour. The 12th Annual University Commohit record “No Hands.” Wale’s perfor- known records such as “Chain Music,” bel debut album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. dore Quake was yet another great conmances are best known for their high “Pretty Girls” & “Clappers.” Wale ended City” in October 2012, Lamar received cert, this time for bringing in the young levels of energy and the incorporation of his segment by performing his Grammy rave reviews for his lyrical content and & upcoming rappers, Wale & Kendrick fan interaction into his shows and he did nominated single “Lotus Flower Bomb” storytelling ability. Kendrick Lamar’s Lamar. We thank Dwayne Elliott of not disappoint. Wale jumped into the and his current radio smash “Bad.” Hailing from Compton, California, debut album has recently been certified Vanderbilt University and also Kaleidocrowd to engage with fans, and also performed many dances that are associated Kendrick Lamar has already made big platinum, a rare accomplishment in the scope Media for their help in making this with “go go music.” A genre of music, splashes in the music industry although, hip hop industry these days. Lamar was show such an overwhelming success. By Kendall Sullivan Photos by Melinda Lorge


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ENTERTAINMENT

America’s Got Talent Tour Stops in Music City

A Mirrored Creation of Life: In Photographs and Oils

By Janice Malone

l-r, Mother/daughter dynamic artistic duo Cassandra Bennett and Shea Moore

Art imitates reality featuring an oil painting of fruit on canvas by Ms. Bennett and an actual photograph of the same fruit shot by Ms. Moore

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee State University, Avon Williams Campus Library, opens a new art exhibit this month.      A Mirrored Creation of Life: in Photographs and Oil features the collaborative work of a mother-daughter team, Cassandra Bennett and Shea Moore. The exhibit includes over 20 works of photography and oil paintings.     Nashville natives Bennett and Moore bring their love of art, design, fashion, family, music, and makeup into this fascinating creation.  They are mutually inspired by each other. Moore’s photographs have inspired Bennett to share her interpretation on canvas. The mother of this duo states that her daughter has the ability to capture on camera what is seen through the eyes of an artist.

Cassandra Bennett, the mother of five children, always encouraged her children to follow their dreams and their special gifts and talents.  Mrs. Bennett started oil painting again in 2006 after placing it aside for many years.  Bennett is a member of “The Society of Artist” at Artists on Main in Goodlettsville, TN under the direction of David Gillihan, Art Instructor.  Her work has been displayed at several galleries locally and nationally. Shea Moore trained as a fashion designer at Bauder College in Atlanta. She decided to leave to the corporate world two years ago to pursue her passion as a freelance makeup artist and photographer. Born and raised in the Music City Capitol of Nashville, she was exposed to various aspects of art, design, fashion, and music. She enjoys sharing experiences with others through her photos and allowing the viewer to create their own stories, emotions, connections with each photo. The library is open Monday-Thursday 9:0010:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 9-5:30 pm, and Sunday 12:00-8:30 pm . For more information , please call Mrs. Joyce Radcliff at (615) 963-7383.  

America’s Got Talent Live Tour (AGT) visited the Music City earlier this week. Headlining the tour was Season 8 winner Kenichi Ebina, who mesmerized America with his unique dance performances that combine illusions, mime, special effects, sound, light and video. “I still can’t believe I won America’s Got Talent,” Ebina said. “Being a part of Season 8 at Radio City Music Hall was so much fun, and I can’t wait to take my act on the road and perform live for the fans who voted for me from their homes across America.” Joining Kenichi on the AGT Tour was fellow show contestants and finalists Collins Key, Jimmy Rose, Taylor Williamson, Cami Bradley, KriStef Brothers and tone The Chiefrocca. Kenichi, who is originally from Japan, won the Apollo Amateur Night seven times and became grand champion for the season. In 2001, his dance troupe BiTriP won first

place at the historically tough Apollo Amateur Night in New York City. He remains their only two-time grand champion. Ebina’s dance act combines his unique self-taught style which, combines acting, storytelling, and a number of different dance styles, including freestyle, hip-hop, mime, martial arts, jazz, and ethnic dance. He frequently interacts with characters on a video screen behind him, who have all been created and played by himself. His mesmerizing and mind blowing routines had the America’s Got Talent toughest judges on the edge of their seats—including Howard Stern. But only a few days before the AGT final winner was declared, odds makers had Ebina winning the competition but surprisingly, he didn’t exactly agree with them. “I’m glad to hear that but honestly, I don’t think so,” Ebina revealed to the Tennessee Tribune less than 24 hours before he was crowned winner of season 8. “There

were some great singers on the show and it’s hard to compete against singers…I sometimes wished that I could sing too. Obviously Ebina was quite wrong in his prediction. But what’s even more surprising about this dancer/artist/magician, is that according to him, he doesn’t really focus on a lot of heavy duty workouts for his amazing dance routines. “Actually, I don’t really do very many workouts, practices or training. I just do nothing mostly,” reveals Kenichi. “People often ask me about doing a lot of workouts but for me it’s more about thinking mentally.” His wife, a former professional dancer herself, was also quite amazed by her husband’s rather unorthodox methods. “When I first met my wife she once told me that she’s never met a dancer who really doesn’t train, workout or practice. So guess that I’m just very lazy!” says Kenichi with a laugh.

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The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross

ENTERTAINMENT

RYCH’S CORNER

The Hollywood Black Film Festival 2013

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

Kam Williams

Book Review by Kam Williams

“One of the central themes of African Americans is the exploration of the diversity of ethnic origins of the people from Africa and their descendants whose enslavement led to the creation of the African American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies and beliefs, and religious and social institutions that the African American people have created…. Above all else, this book is concerned with showing that even in the midst of great political adversity and personal vulnerability, even under the harshest conditions, black people for 500 years have explored the fullest range of human emotions and actions, falling in and out of love, inventing novel ways to worship, stressing over the fate and fortunes of their children, and wondering about God’s purpose for their lives and their afterlives. In other words, the Black Experience is just one wondrous rendition of the larger experience of being a human being and collectively fashioning a civilization.” -- Excerpted from the Introduction (pages xi-xii)

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

tent of their character as envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King a half-century ago? Fortunately, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross has just been published in the face of such persisting, institutionalized prejudice. Cowritten by Harvard’s Dr. Henry Louis Gates and Dr. Donald Yacovone, the book is basically a companion piece to the 6-part television series of the same name that’s set to premiere on PBS on October 22nd. But this relativelyencyclopedic opus has been afforded the luxury of being able to explore the same subject-matter in much greater depth. Arranged chronologically, it starts with a chapter covering the period from 1500-1540 when Africans first arrived in the so-called New World. Next comes the period during which skin color-coded slavery became institutionalized, followed by 1700-1811, which the authors dub “The Age of Revolutions.” That’s followed by “Half Slave, Half Free,” the awkward ante bellum era when many Africans were emancipated while the majority remained in chains. By and large, the history books have Subsequently, in succession, came the marginalized the African-American Civil War, Reconstruction, lynchings community by either omitting or minimizing its cornucopia of contributions and the rise of the Klan, en route to the to the country. Similarly, the African- Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights American psyche has been trivialized and Black Power Movements and by a host of harmful stereotypes which President Obama in the White House. suggest that we aren’t as diverse or as An engaging journey through Africancapable of experiencing the same full American history from a fresh perspective reflecting the rich inner lives range of emotions as Caucasians. How else can you explain that the of black folks irrespective of station. Book by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Mayor of New York City might rationalize employing the “stop and frisk” Jr. and Dr. Donald Yacovone Smiley police tactic against blacks in wholesale BooksHardcover, $34.95 pages, Illusfashion, as if criminality is a racial trait trated instead of judging people by the con-

with Tonya English Dear SMC; I am a single mom with five children. Three years ago I married a man that is incarcerated. He Tonya English has been in jail on two different rape charges and one of the accusers is a minor. My husband is a very good looking man, so when I asked him did he actually rape those people he asked me if he looked like he needed to rape somebody to have sex. That was a couple of years before we got married and at the time that sounded like a good answer. But now that we are getting close to him being paroled out to me and my kids, I’m really not sure that I trust an accused rapist around my kids. I really wanted to believe in him but he still hasn’t answered the question and to me that makes him look guilty. Is it wrong for me to doubt him now? Benefit of the Doubt

Dear Benefit of the Doubt; The answer to your question is “Absolutely Not!” Based on what you are saying it does appear that your husband is avoiding the question. Also, you refer to him as an accused rapist. I believe the correct term is convicted sex offender. There is a big difference. It is important that you understand what happens when he comes home to you. He will have to be registered as a sex offender. His picture will appear on websites for sex offenders in the area where you and your children live. Depending on what state you live in, you will not be able to reside within 500-2000 feet of a school. Your neighbors will resent him being around and your landlord could ask you to vacate the premises. I know that we would like to believe that most people who are incarcerated shouldn’t be, but the reality is that a large percentage of them should. I applaud you for considering the welfare of your children. Now you have to decide how to make decisions that will not only keep you all safe but give you peace of mind. Send your letters to letters@singlemomchronicles. Tonya English is an entrepreneur, writer, motivational speaker and the founder of Single Mom Chronicles. She resides in the Dallas metroplex and is the single mom of two teenage girls.

Be sure to check our weekly events calendar on Page B1 to see what’s going on in the Nashville area!

The 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) roared through a rousing and exciting five days of informative workshops, panels, infotainment conference sessions, with actual NASA staff, an awards presentations and of course the daily happy hours and nightly after parties. The beautiful W Hotel in Hollywood was the HBFF host site while the Ricardo Montalban Theatre hosted the screenings. Attendees from across the U.S., and around the globe met and made friends, enjoyed the many activities that were made available, networked and showed off their films. Tanya Kersey is the founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Black Film Festival. So in her words what was it like doing the whole thing from beginning to end this year. Kersey flashes a satisfied smile, “This year I think was magical. That is the best word to describe it. We launched a lot of new initiatives and programs. We did the film diaspora which is really dear to my heart because I really wanted to expose American audiences to films from film makers from the diaspora. I always believed that we are telling the same stories but in a different way with a different backdrop. Instead of being in New York City, you’re out there in South Africa somewhere. So that was really important to me and I’m really proud that we screened 11 films from foreign countries. And then we added the beauty lounge which was huge for women. I mean, it went over so well it was amazing. But my whole idea

HBFF Founder Tanya Kersey (c) with daughters Monique (l) and Brittany (r) Photo by HBFF

was that normally its celebrities that go get pampered. Well they don’t need to be pampered. They have the money to go get pampered. It’s the struggling actresses and actors who are number one; going to need a make-up and hair team one day and those upcoming Hollywood stylists need clients so it was a perfect marriage and they worked their butts off for two days. They did hair and make-up and people were coming down. It was so amazing just to see every woman coming down with a smile on her face.” Kersey continues, “And then we did the partnership with NASA and we did Project Star Gazer which is a mission to develop diverse forces in sci-fi and we chose three star gazers to go through a lab next year to create a future film. And we did the comedy showcase as well which was great because actors and comedy and bringing in executives to see them so I think this year we really stepped it up just because we diversified our program. The film festival is a film festival but it has other antennas and we started reaching out that way so I’m really proud of this year.

TERRI’S REVIEW

‘The Rejected Stone’ by Rev. Al Sharpton

came successful because of community, not family. They listen to the giants of history; they have mentors and they mentor. Leaders are true to themselves, but they understand that they must be “different, better, more” than those around them. They know their own strengths and don’t pretend to be something they‘re not. They’ve defined themselves, they ask for what they need, and they aren’t afraid to “be big.” Successful leaders, he says, are all-encompassing. If you are against injustice, then you must Terri Schlichenmeyer be against all injustice. It’s “hypocrisy” to Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer pick and choose. To be a leader, you must focus and The directions didn’t make any sense. commit to a cause. You must understand They came with diagrams, but that that religion isn’t something you merely didn’t help. Online information was no preach, it’s what you practice. And, to be better, you were making a mess of things, a leader, you must know when it’s time to and about ready to scream. You needed quit. In all that author Reverend Al Sharpclarification. You needed simple answers. ton has done in his life, considering the You wanted someone to people he’s known (Mishow you what to do. You chael Jackson and James needed a leader. So why Brown, for example, can’t it be you? In the both of whom he writes new book “The Rejected about at length), and the Stone” by Reverend Al issues that have made Sharpton, you’ll see how him front-page news, it could happen. Every who would’ve expected once in awhile – espewide-eyed amazement cially when he’s someat his current life? Yes, where unexpected – Revthat’s what you’ll see in erend Al Sharpton looks the first chapter of “The around, surprised and Rejected Stone,” and it’s pleased. He’s been workgood. From his roots ing for social justice and in Brooklyn to his curcivil rights since he was rent activism, Sharpton nine years old, and there weaves his own expec.2013, Cash Money are many things he never riences in with advice Content ($22.00) 272 pages thought he’d see in his on becoming a leader, lifetime. reaching for one’s “blessHe admits that he’s come a long way ings,” and being an agent for justice. Readsince his Tawana Brawley days. He’s lost ers may be pleasantly surprised to see weight and gained insight, changed his humility here, too; Sharpton occasionoutlook and his mind on issues. He’s be- ally writes with what seems like hindsight come a leader because the Black commu- tinged with regret, which truly adds to the nity needs more of those. Great leaders, magnetism of his words. I liked that; I he says, don’t become leaders by accident. liked the lighter, no-nonsense tone of this They know where they’re going and they helpful, easy-to-read book; and I think if know how they’re going to get there. They you know someone with potential – teen don’t let their past deter them; they don’t or adult – it’s what they need: “The Reblame their childhood or neighborhood jected Stone” could be a push in the right for their shortcomings. They understand direction. that successful African Americans be-


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HEALTH

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 16, 2013

Breast Cancer Rates on the Rise Among Black Women

Breast Cancer Rates On The Rise Among Black Women Though the reason is unknown, researchers say breast cancer rates increased 0.2 percent among black women but remained stable among whites between 2006 and 2010, the latest time period assessed. Historically, white women have had the highest breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 40 years and older, and they still do with about 127 cases per 100,000 compared with 118 cases per 100,000 black women. However, incidence rates are now converging among white and AfricanAmerican women, particularly among those aged

50 years to 59 years. “Although the incidence haven’t declined, we have made strides in the effort to improve the survival rate. Death rates have declined by 34 percent since 1990. However, not all ethnic groups are enjoying this improved survival,” Dr. Stephanie Bernik, chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, told HealthDay. Breast cancer death rates have dropped by 34 percent since 1990 in all racial/ethnic groups except American Indians/ Alaska Natives, while African-American women continue to have the poorest breast cancer survival of any racial/ethnic group. In June, a JAMA study

showed that black women are less likely to survive a breast cancer diagnosis within five years because they undergo fewer screenings, have poorer health at the time of diagnosis and have more advanced disease by the time the cancer is found. Authors of of the ACS report also noted that reproductive history and obesity are more strongly linked to ER-positive breast cancer, the form of the disease more common among white women, while lower socioeconomic status has been linked to raised risk for ER-negative breast cancer, which is more common among African Americans.

The separation between church and the state of your health may be narrowing, according to a new study released in the journal Health Promotion Practice this week. In a survey of more than 1,200 members of 11 African-American churches in North Carolina, an overwhelming majority of congregants said they believe that the church has a responsibility to promote healthy living within the community they serve. “Many of us who’ve grown up in the church understand its historical context, and know that churches function beyond spiritual guidance and social support,” said lead study author Adebowale A. Odulana, M.D., an internist and pediatrician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Nevertheless, Odulana says he was surprised at how many African Americans believe their church is responsible for promoting health in their members and the community. But what may be more surprising is how those congregants say they’d like to receive those messages about their health -- by way of interactive workshops and health fairs instead of from the pulpit. In New York, cardiologist Ola Akinboboye has proposed a different ap-

proach -- changing the food people consume at church, and ultimately influencing the way they eat at home. “Even though people only go one day a week, it determines how they live their lives the other six days ... In these church dinners you see a lot of cornbread, rice, fried chicken -the holy bird,” Akinboboye told the New York Daily News. “People go to church events and see these foods displayed and assume they can eat them the same way at home.” To drive home his message, Akinboboye and his Association of Black Cardiologists produced a documentary titled “Before You Eat The Church Food Watch This Video,” (Preview) link African-American lifestyles to the heart disease epidemic ravaging the community. The partnership offers a model for faith communities across the country that public health advocates say is needed to see churchbased health programs truly succeed. “I have often been critical of health promotion efforts which seek to reach the black community

through churches because while churches are important part of black culture, public health researchers often overestimate the role of the pastor as the mechanism for crafting and presenting health information,” said Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “Presumably health ministry members are more knowledgeable than most pastors when it comes to health messages,” he went on to say, referencing the group within the church that focuses on the promotion of health and healing as part of the mission and ministry of the larger faith group and the wider community. “I imagine this would vary from one church to the next. However, if appropriate technical support can be developed for church health ministries, this could be a valuable new resource for reaching African Americans with accurate and authoritative health information,” LaVeist added.

Church Health Programs Needed, But Not at Pulpit

Memory Loss in Older Adults Free educational event sponsored by the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Saturday, November 2nd, 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Marriott at Vanderbilt University 2555 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 LIGHT BREAKFAST PROVIDED

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 16, 2013

The Tennessee Tribune 5B

NFL

BY RON WYNN Local Coaches Emphasize Benefits of AAU Basketball When the San Antonio Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich blasted AAU basketball during the NBA Finals last season it drew international coverage. Popovich was quoted saying he preferred dealing with foreign players because Americans were spoiled and undisciplined. He laid much of the blame for that at the feet of the AAU, saying that coaches were ignoring fundamentals and letting players run roughshod over them. Longtime area coaches Hendren Merritt (also an AAU tournament director) and Rick Bowser are passionate defenders regarding the benefits of AAU basketball. Coach Bowser’s Nashville Flood team last season finished seventh in the nation among the hundreds of AAU teams. Both his squad and coach Merritt’s Tennessee Thunder play rigorous schedules, facing topflight competition around the country. But both insist that there’s a lot of value in AAU basketball, though neither has his head in the sand regarding critics. “I always tell my players if you don’t take care of your schoolwork you won’t be playing for me,” Merritt said during a recent interview. “The vast majority of guys who play for me aren’t going to the NBA,” Bowser added. “But I’ve seen first hand how playing AAU ball, the preparation and dedication that it takes to succeed, can carry over into life.” Merritt and Bowser spend hours each year working with all types of players, from those with major or midmajor college talent to those who aren’t even high school stars. They start work with their teams shortly after the end of the high school state playoffs, and they take great pride in instilling the values of co-operation and teamwork in their units. “I always tell my boys if you aren’t willing to run the plays right and work hard in practice, you’re going to have that same attitude when you’re on the job,” Merritt says. “I have college coaches calling me all the time about players, and the first thing they want to know is whether a player is committed to excellence in the classroom and what kind of person they are off the court,” adds Bowser. Both coaches are extremely competitive and want to win, but neither adheres to the win at all costs maxim. “I’ve seen some of those coaches that Popovich is talking about,” Bowser reflect. “They don’t have any real interest in the players, and they don’t treat them like young men.” “There are coaches I’ve seen that I don’t respect at all because they don’t respect the game or the players,” Merritt said. “We’re out here doing this because we want to help make these young men solid citizens and responsible adults. That’s our first priority.” In a cynical era where sports is dominated by talk about branding and personal worth is equated with championships, AAU coaches Hendren Merritt and Rick Bowser are far more concerned with character, overall achievement and positive development. They exemplify the best in amateur sport through their work in AAU basketball, and any parents seeking good mentors and role models will be fortunate if their sons play for them.

Titans Drop Close Game By Ron Wynn

The Tennessee Titans shook off early mistakes and rallied for a third-quarter lead, but weren’t able to finish off the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at LP Field. Aided by a controversial call and some late Titan mistakes, the Chiefs ran their unbeaten streak to five games with a 2617 victory. Ryan Fitzpatrick had two interceptions, including one in the game’s final minutes, and also had his troubles in the first half. Fitzpatrick missed on his first six passes, but did have a 49-yard TD to Chris Johnson among his 21 completions (out of 41 passes). He was also the Titans’ leading rusher, something that proved quite problematic. Johnson never got started, gaining only 17 yards in 10 carries. He’s now been held to 37 yards over the last two games. Jackie Battle had one strong run for 38 yards, but was also stuffed twice inside the one-yard line as the Titans failed to convert on four tries from there early in the second quarter. Fitzpatrick ended with 50 yards rushing and 247 passing. Kendall Wright was Tennessee’s top receiver with six catches for 74 yards. But Kenny Britt was once more a huge disappointment, this time making only one reception for nine yards. He had three drops, including one that came on third down with two yards to go and the Titans’ clinging to a four-point lead. Tight end Delanie Walker had four receptions for 63 yards and also blocked well downfield. But the Titans didn’t make enough big plays on either offense or defense, and they also had a critical special teams mistake that put them behind early in the first quarter. Punt returner Darius Renaud didn’t get upfield fast enough to catch a short punt, and his warning to his teammates about getting away from the punt wasn’t heard. The short kick bounced off Damian Williams’ foot and into the end zone, where it was recovered for a Kansas City touchdown. That was Tennessee’s first turnover of the season. Kansas City had also previously avoided making any turnovers, but the Titans’ did recover a fumble and get an intercep-

Ryan Fitzpatrick took over QB duties for the Titans Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. He had some good moments and scored one touchdown, but the Titans were defeated by the Chiefs for their first loss at LP Field. Photo by Earl Flippen Jr.

tion from Bernard Pollard. They were unable to shut down the Chiefs’ running game as Jamal Charles gained 108 yards and scored on a one-yard run. The secondary didn’t surrender a touchdown pass to Alex Smith, who finished 20 of 39 for 245 yards. Still, the day’s biggest play was a penalty on middle linebacker Moise Fokou on a third and one at the Titans’ 44-yard line with about seven minutes remaining. Smith took off on a scramble. Fokou hit him close to the sideline, but when he left his feet to make the tackle Smith was still in bounds. However the officials ruled it an unnecessary roughness hit on the QB. The 15-yard penalty extended the Chiefs’ drive and they scored the go-ahead touchdown with 6:27 remaining. The first of Fitzpatrick’s two interceptions came at the Tennessee 33-yard line. It was subsequently converted into a field goal, as was the second. There were also three sacks by the Chiefs’ line. The Titans had two. Both head coach Mike Munchak and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains lamented the fact the Titans’ playmakers

NEXT GAME:

October 13 at Seattle Seahawks for the most part didn’t step up in crucial situations. Loggains’ commented after the game that everything on the offensive side would be under tight scrutiny during the week, particularly the wide receiver rotations and also the running game. He didn’t excuse anyone from criticism, saying the line had to block better and the running backs also had to improve their play. The Titans’ defense did a superb job on third down conversions, holding Kansas City to only one of 12, but the offense made just four of 14.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

TSU Gets Fifth Straight Win By Ron Wynn

Coach Rod Reed wouldn’t disclose his reasons for once again not starting Mike German at quarterback, but his entry in the second quarter energized the Tennessee State Tigers. German had two touchdown passes and the Tigers overcame the slow start to post their fifth straight win 40-16 over Southeast Missouri State at LP Field Saturday night. The Tigers had 16 points in the second quarter and 17 in the third, while the defense held SEMO to touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters, and one field goal in the first. TSU was ahead 16-9 at the half, but then raced away in the third quarter. Only a record-breaking run by SEMO’s Lewis Washington in the fourth made the score a bit closer. Washington had a 99-yard run, the longest in school history. But that couldn’t compensate for a Tiger rushing attack that gained 264 yards, or a passing offense that added another 280. Starter Ronald Butler was nine of 11 for 78 yards and one touchdown. German was 12 of 21 for 202 and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Ryan Mitchell had his biggest game of the season with six receptions for 122

TSU running back Tim Broughton rumbles for a big gain against Southeast Missouri State Saturday at LP Field. The Tigers won their fifth straight game 40-16, and took their second OVC win of the season. Photo by Earl Flippen Jr.

yards and a touchdown. Tim Broughton had 95 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown, but he wasn’t the leading rusher. That honor belonged to Telvin Hooks, who missed last week’s win. Hooks had career highs in yardage and carries, getting 159 on 25 attempts. German also hit Mitchell with a 75-yard TD pass. Kicker Jamin Godfrey moved into second place on the school’s alltime scoring list with a third-quarter 21-yard field goal. He has 268 points and is within range of Alfred Reese’s 306 mark with half the season remaining. He did miss a 32-yarder in the second quarter.

Defensively, the Tigers got another turnover on an interception by safety Daniel Fitzpatrick in the third quarter. It was his third of the year and TSU’s 10th overall. They also have six fumble recoveries. The Tigers remain in the Top 10 among FBS schools in both takeaways and interceptions and will remain second in the Boxtorow HBCU poll. They are also tied with Murray State atop the OVC with a 2-0 mark and are one of only two conference teams with a 5-1 slate (the other being Saturday’s opponent Jacksonville State). Not everything went well for TSU. They were flagged eight more times for 56 yards,

and they fumbled three times, though they recovered two of them. The Tigers definitely dominated time of possession, holding the ball almost 40 minutes (38:21). Punter Leon Holderhead also had a strong game, averaging 52.3 yards on three kicks. The defense did lose cornerback Stephen Godbolt, who left the game late in the first half with an injured right foot. At press time his status for Saturday’s game was uncertain. Coach Reed said in his postgame remarks that he would continue his practice of playing both QBs, and that German’s starting status depended on whether he upheld certain responsibilities off the field. But there’s no doubt that German’s elusiveness and passing skills are ahead of Butler’s, though he’s clearly improved dramatically since his early-season struggles. Thus far, the rotation hasn’t seemed to hurt the team, and German’s entry into games during the second quarter has provided a genuine spark. TSU currently seems to be debunking the notion that any team with two starting quarterbacks doesn’t have one. Instead, it looks like they’ve got the best one-two punch in the OVC.


6B The Tennessee Tribune

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 16, 2013

SPORTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Area College Teams Encounter Rough Sledding

final 1:49 and score the tying touchdown with only seconds It was a tough week for local remaining. and area colleges as Tennessee, Tennessee had the ball first Vanderbilt and Middle Tennes- in overtime, but then had a devsee University each suffered astating fumble by Alton Howconference defeats. In UT’s ard at the goal line. The ball case, a courageous effort fell just went through the end zone for a short as the Volunteers dropped touchback, enabling Georgia to a 34-31 overtime loss to number win with just a field goal rathsix ranked Georgia in Knoxville er than a touchdown. They got Saturday afternoon. Vanderbilt the 42-yard field goal four plays got behind early and was never later. really in the game against unQB Justin Worley enjoyed defeated Missouri, as a disap- his best game with 17 of 31 for pointed homecoming crowd 215 yards and a touchdown, saw them fall behind 20-0 in the while tailback Rajion Neal had first quarter and be routed 51-28 148 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night. MTSU couldn’t in 28 carries. Georgia’s Aaron hold an early lead and dropped Murray ended with 196 yards a 24-17 Conference-USA con- on 19 of 35, becoming the SEC’s test to East Carolina in their first all-time leader in passing yardhome conference game. age. Tennessee actually had the Tennessee had returned its ball longer than Georgia, and first blocked punt for a touch- barely lost the yardage battle down since 2006, with Devaun (434-404). But their upset bid ulSwafford returning it 15 yards timately failed due to the inabilin the third quarter to tie the ity to make key fourth-quarter game at 17. Then they’d taken a stops and the overtime turnover. seven point lead with less than “I thought he (Worley) took two minutes (1:54) remaining, some steps forward,” UT coach putting together an impressive Butch Jones told the Knoxville drive that included two fourth News-Sentinel. “We fought to down conversions. the very last play,” Worley addBut all that was negated by ed. “I think you have to look at the Georgia Bulldogs being that as an outsider and say, ‘This able to drive 75 yards over the team’s doing something.” By Ron Wynn

NEXT GAMES FOR AREA COLLEGES

TSU

Oct 12 at Jacksonville State

MTSU

Oct 12 at North Texas

VANDERBILT Jordan Matthews became Vanderbilt’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions Saturday against Missouri, as well as in receiving yards. He was among the few bright spots in the Commodores’ 51-28 homecoming loss.

Vanderbilt defeated Missouri last season 19-15 after QB James Franklin was injured early in the first quarter. Unfortunately for the Commodores, Franklin was healthy this season and his guidance of the offense led to the Tigers scoring eight of the first nine times they had the ball. Missouri punted only once during the game, and Vanderbilt could neither stop them from mounting long drives (four of 75 yards) nor from scoring quickly. “This one is on me and I want to apologize to the fans for that performance,” Vandy head coach James Franklin said on radio afterwards. “We didn’t make any plays or stops and

when you don’t do that against a team like Missouri you’re going to pay a hefty price.” Vanderbilt surrendered 523 total yards and forced no turnovers. Missouri’s Franklin was 19 of 28 for 278 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 63 yards on the ground in 12 carries. The Tigers had another 245 yards on the ground. Vandy’s Jordan Matthews became the school’s career receiving yards and touchdown catches leader. He finished with seven receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown. QB Austyn Carta-Samuels completed 29 of 41 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns, but their exploits

Oct 19 vs Georgia

UT

Oct 19 vs South Carolina mattered little due to Vandy’s inability to stop the Missouri offensive onslaught. MTSU had a late interception that prevented them from catching East Carolina. ECU scored with 13:31 remaining, and that held up in the 24-17 win. MTSU’s Logan Kilgore was 28 of 37 for a season-high 245 yards and one touchdown. But his two turnovers, particular the last interception that came with 5:10 remaining, doomed the Blue Raiders’ comeback hopes.

NHL

Predators Get New Season Off to a Rough Start

By Ron Wynn

Things didn’t go well on the road for the Nashville Predators as they opened the 2013-14 season with losses against St. Louis and Colorado. A familiar problem resurfaced quickly, as the Predators scored only three goals in the twin defeats. Last season when they missed the playoffs, Nashville finished next to last in almost every offensive category, among them goals scored and power play effectiveness. Predators’ coach Barry Trotz didn’t wait long to address the problem, saying after the second loss that the forwards must produce for the team to have any chance of victory. Gabriel Borque, Patric Hornqvist, Craig Smith and Matt Cullen all failed to score in the first couple of games, as was the case with Colin Wilson. An additional area of concern, at least in the opener was goalie Pekka Rinne. Recovering from hip surgery during the preseason, Rinne didn’t play a complete preseason game. At St. Louis he was pulled after the Blues scored three times on their first six shots in the first period. He was much better in their second loss to Colorado, but the Predators’ style has usually been to play low-scoring games and rely on superior goaltending. With only an untested rookie behind him, Rinne is being counted on to not only play the vast majority of games, but keep the Predators’ hopes alive by shut-

ting down the opposition. Injuries are another sore point, despite the team only being into the season’s first week. Both Filip Forsberg and Viktor Stalberg are missing from the lineup due to injuries. Those are two of Nashville’s best scorers. Their absence certainly has played a part in the Predators’ inability to score. Defenseman Roman Josi, who’s been Shea Weber’s partner on the first time backline, was also injured against Colorado. He suffered a concussion, and cannot return until he passes through various NHL head and upper-body injury protocols. The Predators were considering several options, but the most likely one was veteran Ryan Ellis joining Weber as a first-line defenseman. One bright spot has been the performance of first round draft choice Seth Jones. There was concern that Nashville might be rushing his development, and that he could use 30-40 more games in the minors before coming up to the NHL. Instead, Jones was the only team member to enjoy a rating of +1 or better for the two road games. He played almost 26 minutes against Colorado (a team high) and both Trotz and his assistants have praised his abilities in terms of puck handling, knowledge of situations and defensive savvy. There’s been some discussion regarding Jones possibly moving to the first line, but his normal position is on the right side and

On this day in 1994 the New York Giants retired the number of linebacker Lawrence Taylor (#56). He is considered by many observers the finest outside linebacker in NFL history. A 10-time Pro Bowl and All-NFL player, Taylor also was voted Defensive Player of the Year three times, and was the league MVP in 1986. Taylor played his entire career for the Giants and is ranked number three among the NFL’s Top 100 players. Unfortunately, he has had his share of offfield problems, and also encountered difficulties during his playing career. An NFL Hall-of-Famer, Taylor was also voted to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time team and the ‘80s All-Decade team.

ON THIS DAY

Coming Next Week Both Vanderbilt and UT have the week off, but TSU travels to Jacksonville State for a key Ohio Valley Conference contest. The Titans try to bounce back from their first home loss with a tough road game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Predators’ hope to get some early season offensive problems straightened out, and MTSU will head to North Texas for another Conference-USA matchup. All these stories and the MLB playoffs in next week’s Tribune.

The Preds’ first round draft choice Seth Jones got off to a good start in the team’s first two games, but wasn’t able to help them secure a victory. Jones topped the team in ice team against Colorado and is quickly becoming a mainstay on both offense and defense.

Josi’s is the left. The Josi injury also leaves an already offensively-challenged team in even worse shape. Ellis has scored only 17 points in his 64 games, while Josi was a definite threat alongside Weber from the point. The Predators’ hoped to get Forsberg back for the home opener Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild. That was the first of five home games for Nashville, and the chance to either make some early inroads in the playoff hunt

or find themselves looking up at the rest of their division as was the case last season. The Toronto Maple Leafs come to town Thursday night, followed by the New York Islanders on Saturday. Florida and the Los Angeles Kings complete the five-game homestand Oct. 15 and Oct. 17 respectively. The games against Minnesota, Toronto and Los Angeles are available on Fox Tennessee. All games are also available on radio at 102.5.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 16, 2013

The Tennessee Tribune 7B

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RESULTS By Scott Wallace District 12-AAA School Overton McGavock Antioch Cane Ridge Hillsboro Hillwood Hunters Lane Glencliff

Week 6 District Pct. 4-0 1.000 3-1 .750 3-1 .750 2-2 .500 2-3 .400 1-2 .333 1-3 .250 0-4 .000

Overall 7-0 4-3 3-4 2-4 2-5 1-5 2-5 0-7

Pct. 1.000 .571 .429 .333 .286 .167 .286 .000

PF 206 183 161 132 151 67 70 42

PA 103 153 171 140 174 205 227 229

Strk 7W 2W 1W 2W 2L 1L 1L 7L

GAME RESULTS:

Antioch 41 @ Hillsboro 20 (Thursday) Antioch(3-4, 3-1 12AAA) running back Moses Cornelius scores four touchdowns and runs for 195 yards in the lopsided victory. The Bears defense intercepted three Michael Hughes passes. Kebrin Peterson added 96 yards rushing for Antioch. Hughes had 178 yards Antioch Running Back Moses Cornelius passing for Hillsboro(2-5, 2-3 12-AAA). Hunters Lane 3 @ Cane Ridge 37 Nick Fuqua rushed for 152 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ryan Fuqua added 96 yards on the ground and one touchdown to give Cane Ridge (2-4, 2-2 12-AAA) their second win in a row after losing their first four. Hillwood 10 @ McGavock 31 Dustin McAbee threw for 97 yards and a touchdown to Kendall Johnson and ran for 53 yards for McGavock (4-3, 3-1 12-AAA). Johnson added 69 yards on the ground. Overton 40 @ Glencliff 13 Overton (7-0, 4-0 12-AAA) rushes for 442 yards as a team in the rout of Glencliff (0-7, 0-4 12-AAA). Metro leading rusher Justin Martin had 152 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Teammates Kimlee North, Ugo Amadi, Antavis Burns and Taverius Travis all added touchdowns. District 10-AAA School East Nashville Pearl-Cohn Lipscomb Maplewood Stratford Whites Creek

District 3-0 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3 0-3

Pct. 1.000 1.000 .667 .333 .000 .000

Overall 7-0 6-1 6-1 2-4 1-6 0-7

football teams that have well over 70 that dress on Friday nights. Overton has a little over 30. “We have to grind it out every night,” says star running back Justin Martin while being interviewed for WTNTribune show Bench Press. “We play teams that have a lot of players but we have a lot of heart. I wish we had more guys to come out for football but we get a lot out of what we have. (Head) Coach (Terry) Anderson makes sure we stay in good shape.” Martin so far has 1151 rushing and 17 touchdowns. The senior has also caught a touchdown and has three interceptions on the year. Even though he has put up impressive numbers, he is far from a one man show. Junior Ugo Amadi plays quarterback and he has already received offers from Tennessee, Kentucky, Duke and Ole Miss for his play at cornerback. Amadi has 407 yards rushing and four touchdowns. He has four interceptions on the year. Running back Kimlee North has gained 311 yards on the ground with three scores. North has 41 tackles on defense. T.J. Easley has nine quarterback sacks. Because of the small amount of players about nine play extensively on

John Overton High School’s Kevin Scott blocks for Justin Martin Photo by Tim Mercer

Pct. 1.000 .857 .857 .333 .143 .000

PF 309 302 246 154 147 62

PA 90 113 165 164 280 269

Strk 7W 3W 2W 2L 5L 7L

102 99 128 125 127

1290 1123 1091 901 423

15 6 9 7 4

8 3 6 11 1

both sides of the ball. “Not too many teams in 6A have players going both ways,” said Amadi. To be honest I like having a small team. Our coaches worked us hard in the summer so we are prepared for this. We practice hard so we can play hard. Our line has been outstanding. They take a beating but keep bouncing back. They are the heart of our team.” Overton received a boost a couple of weeks ago. Wide receiver/cornerback D’Anthony Wilson returned from a broken toe. Wilson came into the season as one GAME RESULTS: of the players to watch in Metro. He brings even more speed to both sides of the ball. East Nashville 21 @ Maplewood 20 (WTNTribune Game of the Week) Down 20-14 to start the fourth quarter, East Nashville (7-0, 3-0 10-AA) then goes “D’Anthony gives us another weapon. Justin has carried much of the load,” said on a 16 play drive that took over seven off the clock to score the winning touchdown. Amadi. “Kimlee and I have chipped in. Now D’Anthony that D’Anthony is back we Two time MPOW winner quarterback Isiah Upton converted four first downs on can do more on offense and defense. T.J. has been an anchor on the defense line. He fourth down with runs on the drive. Isaiah Olige had 177 yards and a touchdown is a beast that is hard to block. A lot of our interceptions come from the pressure up on the ground for the Eagles. Maplewood (2-4, 1-2 10-AA),who was held scoreless front.” in the second half, drove down to the East 25 yard line but turned the ball over on Amadi feels the Bobcats can go far in the playoffs. He gives a lot of credit to Coach downs with 36 seconds left in the game. Panther Quarterback Ladarrius Wimberly Anderson for their success. threw for 206 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Linebacker Gage Smith had 19 “A lot of people feel that Overton is not a football school, but we are,” he replied. tackles for Maplewood. “Coach always tells us it is all about the team and to take pride in what they do. We Lipscomb 42 @ Stratford 22 Lipscomb’s (6-1, 2-1 10-AA) all everything running back Deandre Tigg rushed are bringing some attention to the school. It is fun to walk the hallways and people for 251 yards and three touchdowns to help spoil Stratford’s(1-6, 0-3) homecoming. say nice things about us. The team works together well. I am excited to see how far Dual threat quarterback Kenneth Jones had 104 yards rushing with two touchdowns we can go.” and 146 yards passing but threw three interceptions in the loss for the Spartans. The Bobcats are off this week. Their next game is October 18 against Hillwood. Pearl-Cohn 52 @Whites Creek 0 Week 5 MPOW winner Keshawn Vaughn rushed for 115 yards and scored three Week 7 touchdowns in Pearl Cohn’s (6-1, 3-0 10-AA) route over winless Whites Creek (0-7, District 12-AAA 0-3). The Firebird defense recorded their second shutout of the season. Pearl-Cohn Hillwood @ Antioch scored 38 points in the first half. Glencliff @ Cane Ridge McGavock @ Hunters Lane Metro Individual Leaders Passing Overton (idle) NAME SCHOOL G COMP ATT YARDS TD INT Isiah Upton Ladarrius Wimberly Michael Hughes Kenneth Jones Dustin McAbee NAME Keshawn Vaughn Justin Martin Kenneth Jones Nick Fuqua Da’Ronta Nelson Isaiah Olige Isiah Upton Moses Cornelius Ugo Amadi

East Nashville Maplewood Hillsboro Stratford McGavock

7 6 6 7 6

67 55 66 70 62

Metro Individual Leaders Rushing SCHOOL Pearl-Cohn Overton Stratford Cane Ridge Maplewood East Nashville East Nashville Antioch Overton

G 7 7 7 4 6 5 7 5 7

ATT 125 161 101 83 73 76 62 107 47

YARDS 1214 1151 704 625 579 488 469 462 407

AVG 9.7 7.1 6.9 7.5 7.9 6.4 7.6 4.3 8.7

Metro Individual Leaders Receiving

NAME Patrick Smith William Summers Terrance Valentine Jay King Chavaris Newsome Corey Simmons Darren Pendergrass Isaiah Olige

SCHOOL East Nashville Maplewood Stratford Hillsboro Maplewood Stratford Cane Ridge East Nashville

G 7 6 7 5 5 7 4 5

REC YARDS YPC 28 584 20.9 20 442 22.1 30 311 10.4 14 296 15.3 6 267 44.5 11 236 21.5 14 211 15.1 11 193 17.5

TD 20 17 5 5 4 9 4 6 4

District 10-AA Maplewood @ Goodpasture (WTNTribune Game of the Week) Whites Creek @ Christ Presbyterian Academy East Nashville @ Pearl-Cohn Stratford (idle)

Cornelius Takes Metro Player of the Week

The WTNTribune Radio Sports Team would like to congratulate Antioch’s Moses Cornelius for winning the Week 6 Metro Player of the Week. Cornelius rushed for 195 and four touchdowns in the Bears’ 41-20 upset victory over Hillsboro.

TD 8 1 0 3 2 3 1 1

Unbeaten Overton Doing A Lot With Little

South Nashville--- The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is based on a class system. Each high school’s class is determined by the size of their enrollment. John Overton High School located in the South Nashville area has an enrollment that places them in the highest class, 6A. Most 6A school across the state fields

Antioch Running Back Moses Cornelius is this week’s Metro Player of the Week


8B The Tennessee Tribune

RELIGION

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 16, 2013

Recognizing and Receiving God’s Love Rev. Jason Curry, Phd. of Fisk Memorial Chapel

Jesus’ teachings to “love their enemies” and “to pray those who despitefully used and persecuted them (Matthew 5:44).” Paul loved the church, and in order to help Christians endure evil or “spiritual wickedness,” which is a persecution of Christian values and beliefs, the Apostle Paul wrote to the churches at Ephesus: “… our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against Rev. Jason Curry, Ph.D. the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil The Apostle Paul was a Chris- in heavenly realms. Therefore put tian who cared about the daily on the full armor of God….(Epheand eternal wellbeing of other sians 6:11-12).” Also, in an effort Christians. As a Christian who to encourage Christians to protect sought to nurture the faith of oth- their heads from the evil or spirier Christians in the early church, tual wickedness that was sure to Paul inherently understood that come their way, Paul encouraged Christians were persecuted both them to “take the helmet of salvaphysically and spiritually. In Ro- tion….(Ephesians 6:17).” In short, man 8:36, Paul admits that Chris- Paul was saying that when Christians were persecuted for Christ’s tians remember to put on and keep sake “all the day long.” Chris- on the helmet of salvation, they are tians were persecuted physically putting on a section of the spiritual inasmuch as many were killed. armor of God that is able to protect Christians also endured a type them and preserve their spiritual of spiritual persecution or suffer- well being. The idea and reality of ing when they sought to follow salvation are essential to the Chris-

tian life and Romans 10:9 reminds us that “if we confess the Lord Jesus and believe in our hearts that God has raised him from the dead, we are saved.” God loves each and every one of us, and the bible reminds us that God wanted to be reconciled with us; therefore, he sent his son Jesus to suffer and die for us. Jesus atoned for our sins, and through him, we are redeemed and reconciled with God. John 3:16 remind also us “that so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son…” Putting on the helmet of salvation is a reminder of God’s eternal love for us. God’s love is neither fleeting nor transitory; it is with us now, henceforth and forever more. Friends, family members and coworkers may not always love us, and they may occasionally demonstrate hatred toward us. However, it is important to know that God loves us, and that God’s love will never fail. As we deal with spiritual wickedness, not people, but the powers and principalities that possess them, let us remember to put on the helmet of salvation.

Just Say “Yes” or “No” Everyday Joy by Regina Prude

Regina M. Prude

“ Above all, my brothers and sisters … All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” —James 5:12 NIV My new standard principle for daily living—in fact, my fresh everyday affirmation—is just this: if God says “yes” to something, I also say “yes.” And whatever He says “no” to is definitely a “no” in my response. This declaration, so very simple and yet so definitive, is astonishing to me only because I’m

not sure why it took me so long to come up with it. A friend whom I had known for years had called and asked me a difficult question. I experienced a conundrum—there were different outcomes depending upon my answer and completely opposite ramifications of saying “yes” or “no.” After facing this challenge for several weeks, I finally came to the conclusion that I really didn’t have a problem; God’s answer would be my answer. Sometimes we wrap a great deal of complication around how we respond to life’s situations, when, in essence, all we need to do is to have faith in God. His answer is complete. James’ epistle, which offers encouragement and perseverance in the midst of life’s inevitable trials, pauses in verse 12 to provide a clear warning about integrity in our speech. Under the pressure of life’s most perplexing moments, we find ourselves enquiring: what

should I say? How should I respond? When we trust in God’s grace, we can let our words flow with ease. It is often our unbelief and distrust that cause us to puzzle about which words to use. The next verses written by James—beginning in verse 13—caution us, instead, to pray. Pray in times of trouble, joy, illness or distress. He offers prayer as the right response to any of life’s circumstances. When we pray, God sends rain into the driest seasons of our existence. Lord, today, send Your rain upon my simple acceptance of whatever it is that You speak. © Regina M. Prude, 2013 Regina is an inspirational speaker & author. Comments: regina@reginaprude. com or POB 58795, Nashville, TN 37205. Blog: www.reginaprude.com; Facebook: www. facebook.com/reginaprude; Twitter: http://twitter.com/ rprude.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 16, 2013

AsktheElder

The Tennessee Tribune 9B

RELIGION

Join Me in Prayer for Our Government

I ask you all, the readers U.S. but also around to join me in prayer for our the world causing a government. We are experiglobal economic meltencing a government shutdown. If you thought down with a default on the the housing crisis a nation’s debt ceiling limit few years ago was on Thursday October 17th bad, you haven’t seen 2013, those experiencing anything yet. Am I bethe pain of our shut down ing political? This is are, food stamp programs, called “Ask the Elder” medical research, governI know dignitaries, ment loans, kids’ head start politicians and persons programs and much, more. of authority in more Elder “X” Lawson If the debt ceiling isn’t areas I will ever know raised by October 17th which read this column. As means the U.S. would not have the a man of God I speak on behalf of the funds legally to pay off debt we ran up Lord. I submit to you, treat God’s peoand we already owe, our word no lon- ple right, treat them fair, and love thy ger becomes any good around the world neighbor as you would love thyself. We making it much harder for us to borrow are our brothers and sister keeper and money at current rates, this would cause God will judge you for knowingly and a great ripple effect not just here in the wittingly bringing, causing and allow-

ing harm to nations of people all for the sake of money, power, racism, hate, envy and all the other demonic forces at work right now. Some lay the blame at President Obama others with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the Tea Party. This is the fault of anyone who is not, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” That’s Mathew 6:33. Rule with the wisdom of King Solomon found in 2 Kings and ask the Lord through Jesus Christ to use you to “peruse perfection to help impact an imperfect world.” Don’t be the negative impact. Lord we ask you this day to touch the hearts and minds of the leaders of government of the United States, all of it, locally and nationally, Lord bring about a righteous change in those who stand in the way of the needs of your people, please allow them to see the people they are hurting, the deaths they

are causing and the lives they are destroying over a power that they cannot take with them to the grave. Lord remind them that at the end, every knee will bow, every tongue shall confess that your son Jesus is Lord and at that time they will be held accountable for that which they did in life. Lord, please keep and bless your children who have faith in you. You said the wealth of the wicked is stored for the righteous and I decree and declare it to be so right now, and may this prayer be multiplied by the amount of readers who decree and declare it to be so, in Jesus mighty name, Amen. Questions and comments email it to Elderxlawson@yahoo.com Catch “Real Gospel” with The Xman Sunday’s 9am – 12n on 88.1FM WFSK. Listen live at WFSKFM.ORG. Twitter #XuamLawson

Edmondson Chapel Church

Worship Services Sunday Morning 9:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Morning Worship

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

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10B The Tennessee Tribune

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 16, 2013

TSU President Glover Keynote Speaker at NBCC Luncheon NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee State University’s 8th President, first woman, Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, was the keynote speaker for the Black Business Awards presented by the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce founded by Rosetta Miller Perrypublisher of the Tennessee Tribune newspaper and founded in 1998. “The theme for the 2013 awards was Moving Forward: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion,” stated Carolyn McHaney-Waller, the Nashville Black Chamber’s President. “Dr. Glover is a

natural fit to keynote our event as she represents the consummate professional in the black business community and has introduced a five-point vision for TSU which touches on diversity and inclusion,” Waller continued. Rhea Kinnard of Kinnard and Associates served as the event’s Mistress of Ceremonies and the Chamber presentedd awards to Nashville entrepreneurial leaders and companies supporting minority efforts in the area’s business community. l-r, Frank May, Joe Turner, recipient of the Business of the Year Award and Phyllis Qualls-Brooks

l-r, John Mark McKenzie, Tammy Johnston, Laura Roberts and Latrisha Jemison (Regions Bank) l-r, Rosetta Miller Perry with Black Chamber Legacy Award and Sorors Debra Broadwater, Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, Jenean Davis, Edwina Hefner and Kelli Sharpe

l-r, President Glenda Glover greets Regions Bank’s Laura Roberts

l-r, President Glenda Glover greets Joe Turner, recipient of the Business of the Year Award

ONE NAME.

ONE HEALING COMMUNITY. Saint Thomas Hospital IS NOW

Everything is changing in healthcare right now and you need a partner you can depend on. A partner who has the strength and stability to care for you through all stages of your life. That’s why Saint Thomas Health is focused on one purpose – to keep the individuals and communities we serve healthy. With one name and one voice we are creating a community of healing by making it easier to access holistic, reverent care. We are stronger when we all work together.


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