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Tucker Named Chair of TSU Foundation Board of Trustees

Dwayne Tucker

NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) - The Tennessee State University Foundation Board of Trustees has a new chairman. He is Dwayne Tucker, a longtime senior management executive, and a 1980 TSU graduate. Tucker replaces Melvin Malone, who stepped down after two years at the helm, but will remain as a

board member. “I congratulate Mr. Tucker on being elected to chair the TSU Foundation Board,” said Patricia Brewer Hairston, Acting Vice President for University Relations and Development. “With his experience as a senior executive, one who understands the needs of TSU, and as an Alum, Mr. Tucker will help to

continue to move the Foundation forward. “Our sincere thanks to Mr. Melvin Malone for his service to the TSU Foundation. We appreciate his contribution to the Foundation Board.” Currently, Tucker is a senior Tucker

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Welcomes Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover

l-r, Angelina Berry, Sylvia W. Phillips, Kenya Newby, Brenda McKinney, Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, Cynthia Finch, Mary Conner, Charlotte Anderson, Deborah Hudson Broadwater and Roberta Smith

NASHVILLE, TN — The Middle Tennessee Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. welcomed Tennessee State University’s newly appointed president Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover with a reception on February 8, 2013 at the office of Bass, Berry & Sims. Dr. Glover was recently named the 8th president of Tennessee State University. A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Dr. Glover has served on the local, regional, and national levels of the organiza-

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This week the Tribune’s Social Media Director Jason Kyle Luntz interviews musician J Whaley. Last fall, Whaley released his first single “Settle Down” produced by two-time Grammy winner Shannon Sanders. “Settle Down” is the first single on his upcoming CD that he is working on with Sanders.and expects to release in AprilHis greatest influence is Prince but he also attributes his sounds to Bilal, Kim Burrell, BB King, Johnnie Taylor, Al Green and Marvin Gaye. He has also added acting to his repertoire. Whaley has starred in “Vargas,” an action movie produced by Bobby Peoples ,CEO of The Peoples Network and “The Wedding” produced by Tomeka Mitchell of Mitch Dogg Productions. He has also been nominated for Nashville Independent Music Award (NIMA.) Please visit www.tntribune.com to see Luntz’ interview

tion—formally serving as the national treasurer. The local chapters represented at the reception included Alpha Delta Omega, Kappa Lambda Omega, Nu Kappa Omega, Pi Nu Omega, Upsilon Psi Omega, Pi- Fisk University, Alpha Psi-Tennessee State University, Eta Beta-Vanderbilt University, and Eta Psi-Middle Tennessee State University. Members from Psi Zeta Omega- Knoxville, TN were also present. To honor Dr. Glover, donations were made to the

Presidential Challenge Fund to support graduation retention and student recruitment. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of a

nucleus of 260,000 members in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, Korea, and on the continent of Africa. Membership is comprised of distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha has dedicated itself to provide service to all mankind.

Lawrence Receives Reverend Bill Barnes Champion Award

NASHVILLE, TN — The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission selected Rusty Lawrence, executive director of Urban Housing Solutions, to receive this year’s Rev. Bill Barnes Champion Award at the kick-off event of

Project Homeless Connect Nashville on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. The Rev. Bill Barnes Champion Award recognizes community leaders who champion solutions to homelessness and advocate

social equity in our city. “Rusty Lawrence embodies the spirit of this award,” Will Connelly, director of the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission, said. “Over the span Lawrence

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ACLU Urges EEOC to Update Guidance Policy (EEOC) Conviction Records Policy on the Employment of Black and Latino Workers,” held on December 7, 2012. “When employers rely on criminal records alone, they compound racial imbalances and replicate inequities in the

l-r, Judge Daniel B. Eisenstein, Judge Seth W. Norman, Corrections Commissioner Derek Schofield, Deputy Director Benjamin Tucker, Safety and Homeland Security Director Bill Gibbons, and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Doug Varney

County Drug Court Hosts National Policy Director

NASHVILLE, TN — Davidson County Judges Daniel B. Eisenstein and Seth W. Norman hosted the Deputy Director for State and Local Affairs of the White House Office of National Drug Policy, Benjamin Tucker, at a graduation of the DC4 program. DC4, which stands for ‘Davidson

County Drug Court – Developing Character During Confinement’, is a sentencing alternative for addicted non-violent felony offenders. The overall structure of DC4 includes a residential program for offenders from the Mental Health Director

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WASHINGTON – The ACLU and a coalition of civil rights and civil liberties groups sent a letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in response to the Commission’s briefing on “The Impact of Criminal Background Checks and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s

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Obama Expresses Support for Retiring Pope

NEW YORK (ANSA) — President Barack Obama expressed support and praise for Pope Benedict XVI on Monday, shortly after the pontiff resigned. “On behalf of Americans everywhere, Michelle and I wish to extend our appreciation and prayers to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI,” Obama said in a written statement. He added that he “warmly” remembers meeting with Pope Benedict in 2009, “and I have appreciated our work together over these last four years”. “The Church plays a critical role in the United States and the world, and I wish the best to those who will soon gather to choose His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI’s successor,” Obama added. The stunning resignation of Pope Benedict XVI which shocked the world on Monday seemed out of character for a cleric whose career has been marked by a cautious, conservative approach. Benedict, who is 85, announced that because of his failing health he would step aside on February 28 so that a council of cardinals could meet in mid-March to choose his successor. Although his health has been a concern for some time, the abruptness of the announcement by Benedict, the former cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, stunned the world. Since he was elected on April 19, 2005, Benedict has steered a steady, strongly conservative course for the Cath-

President Barack Obama met with Pop Benedict XVI in 2009

olic Church despite loud protests from reformers. Yet he was also willing to take advantage of new technologies, becoming the first pope to have his own Twitter account, which was followed by almost three million soon after it was launched late last year. The German-born cleric, who rose through the Vatican ranks as a hard-core conservative, stood in a dramatic contrast to his charismatic predecessor Pope John Paul II. Benedict, the son of a Bavarian police officer, belied his mild demeanour by reaffirming resistance to non-believers and a secular society. He drew enormous criticism over a 2001 directive

when, as head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Ratzinger said that sex-abuse investigations should be kept inhouse. The Catholic Church is still reeling from the fallout of the clerical abuse scandals that came to light under Benedict’s papacy after years of being hidden by Church officials. Although the Pope eventually apologized for the abuse and met with victims, the Church remained branded for having shielded priests accused of molesting youngsters and hiding bad behaviour which in turn, prevented criminal prosecutions. More recently, Benedict has repeatedly pledged to root out abuse although victims’ groups have said they were waiting to see “more concrete” actions on the abuse, which occurred in the United States, Australia, and across Europe including Germany and Italy. Benedict’s efforts to protect the Church from scandal appeared to be consistent with his well-known belief that Catholicism is the “true” faith while other religions are deficient and that the modern, secular world, especially in Europe, is spiritually weak. He also created controversy with the Islamic world when in 2006 he quoted an ancient emperor’s attack on Islam as ‘evil and inhuman,’ igniting protests among Muslims worldwide. Benedict also stuck to conservative lines on homosexuality, the ordination of female priests and stem-cell research, disappointing Catholic liberals.

Will Cardinal Peter Turkson Be Chosen as the Next Pope?

Peter Turkson, who is president of the Vatican’s pontifical council for justice and peace, was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2003 after serving for almost 30 years as an ordained priest. Turkson was born on 11 October 1948 in Nsuta-Wassaw, a mining hub in Ghana’s western region, to a Methodist mother and a Catholic father. He studied and taught in New York and Rome before being ordained to the priesthood in 1975. In 1992 he was appointed archbishop of Cape Coast, the former colonial capital of Ghana and a key diocese. As archbishop, Turkson was known for his human touch, colleagues said. “We love him,” said Gabriel Charles PalmerBuckle, the metropolitan archbishop of Accra, who was made archbishop in Ghana at the same time as Turkson and has known him since school. “For Ghanaians he was our first cardinal, and to be made cardinal in his 50s was a big feather in our cap. Since then he has shown himself to be a church leader and a young cardinal breaking new ground.” Turkson speaks his native Ghanaian language, Fante, as

us in Ghana if he were to be the next pope. He has what it takes. It would really be a gift to the church.” Turkson’s popularity in west Africa has been boosted by his regular television appearances, particularly a weekly broadcast every Saturday morning on the state channel Ghana TV. He has maintained strong ties with his native country while carrying out his duties in the Vatican. “Cardinal Turkson has kept up his links with Ghana,” said Palmer-Buckle. “He comes home as and when his duties allow. He has served as chairman of the national peace council, he has been on the board of our university – he is a very Ghanaian cardinal.” Cardinal Peter Turkson Cardinal Peter Turkson gets his red Colleagues in Ghana voiced approval for Turkson’s stance hat from Pope John Paul II. Photograph Vincenzo Pinto on social matters, but said he would be unlikely to take the AFPGetty Images church in a radical direction on contentious issues such as well as other Ghanaian languages and English, French, Ital- abortion and contraception. In the past Turkson has not ruled ian, German and Hebrew, as well as understanding Latin and out the use of condoms but advocated abstinence and fidelity, Greek. “Cardinal Turkson likes to be able to joke with people and treatment for HIV-infected people above spending and in their own languages,” said Domelevo. “It would not surprise promoting the use of contraception.

Celebrating those who celebrate our community.

The month of February is a time to celebrate the visionaries and volunteers whose ties to the community remain strong yearround. Much like the leaders before them, our honorees strive for success as they continue to set paths so others may join them. We are committed to shining light on those who never fail to give back. To learn more, visit 365Black.com. From left: Tony Hansberry II, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Harold & Tina Lewis, Grant & Tamia Hill, Chaka Khan & Mary-Pat Hector. ©2013 McDonald’s


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IRS to Accept Tax Returns With Education Credits, Depreciation Next Week

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that taxpayers will be able to start filing two major tax forms next week covering education credits and depreciation. Starting Sunday, Feb. 10, the IRS will start processing tax returns that contain Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization. And on Thursday, Feb. 14, the IRS plans to start processing Form 8863, Education Credits. This step clears the way for almost all taxpayers to start filing their tax returns for 2012. These forms affected the largest groups

of taxpayers who weren’t able to file following the Jan. 30 opening of the 2013 tax season. The IRS will be able to accept the education credits and depreciation forms following the completion of reprogramming and testing of its systems. Work continues on preparing IRS systems to accept the remaining tax forms affected by the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) enacted by Congress on Jan. 2. The IRS also announced today it will start accepting the remaining forms affected

by the January legislation the first week of March. A specific date will be announced later. Most of those in this group file more complex tax returns and typically file closer to the deadline or obtain an extension. A full list of the forms that will be accepted the first week of March is available on IRS.gov. Next week’s opening covers two groups of taxpayers using: Form 8863, Education Credits. Form 8863 is used to claim two higher education credits -- the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit.

Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization. Most of the people using the depreciation form tend to file later in the tax season or obtain a six-month extension. Non-1040 business filers using Form 4562 can also file starting Sunday. For taxpayers using e-file, most software companies are now accepting tax returns with these two forms and will submit them after the IRS begins accepting them next week. More information is available on IRS.gov.

Pro Bono Program Join Forces With Public Defenders Event brings together 70 organizations to support families and individuals struggling with homelessness

Jobs Coming to Middle Tennessee NASHVILLE, TN — The Goodwill Career Solutions center on Herman Street in downtown Nashville will host a job fair Friday, February 15 for multiple employers looking to fill open positions from management to servers. Representatives from Cracker Barrel, DoubleTree by Hilton,

Gaylord Opryland, Papa John’s, Pizza Perfect, Kay Bob’s Grill & Ale and Doorstep Delivery will be on site to meet with job seekers. Most of the companies will be conducting interviews, so dress for success. Job candidates are encouraged to bring resumes, photo ID, Social Security card or birth certificate.

NASHVILLE, TN — More than 40 legal professionals and volunteers working with the Nashville Pro Bono Program, Metropolitan Nashville Public Defender’s Office and staff from the Legal Aid Society will collaborate to provide free legal help to Project Homeless Connect (PHC) attendees on Feb. 13. Nashville Pro Bono Program Director Lucinda Smith noted, “It’s tremendous to see the legal community come together to provide acrossthe-board legal assistance for families struggling with homelessness.” She added, “Working with

the Public Defender’s Office, our volunteer lawyers can not only provide help to PHC attendees with civil legal problems but also increase the capacity for the Public Defender’s Office to help. Staff attorneys and support staff from the Nashville office of the Legal Aid Society will be working with the volunteer lawyers and Public Defender’s Office.” Supported by the Nashville Key Alliance, PHC is a one-day service event that brings together more than 70 provider agencies to serve approximately 1,500 individuals and families struggling

with homelessness, housing issues and unemployment barriers. The event takes place Feb. 13 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 300 Wedgewood Ave., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, click hereto visit the website. The Legal Aid Society gives free civil legal aid to people who have nowhere else to turn. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge, and Tullahoma. The Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way.

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Tavis, Cornel and Black America

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Do You Support Obama’s Deficit Spending? There’s considerable borrow more and still confusion surrounding have to pay the interPresident Obama’s reest on your now larger cord on spending, debt, debt. If you keep borand deficits. First time rowing eventually you around, Barack Obama will reach a point where campaigned for presiall you can do is pay the dent on a promise “to interest and not have cut annual federal budmoney left for anything get deficits in half by the else. This is known as end” of his term. As we “bankruptcy.” start his second term, Are we racing toout of control spendward bankruptcy uning and rising federal deficits are significant der Barack? In August threats to the country William Reed 2011, the Standard & and Obama’s presidenPoor’s (S&P) rating tial legacy. agency stripped the U.S. government of The question Blacks, and the na- its prized AAA bond rating because of tion, have to deal with straight on is: Do America’s dysfunctional political syscurrent government spending patterns make sense? Blacks shouldn’t continue tem’s inability to deliver plans to reduce as willing partners in this ineffective the federal government’s debt. All the governance. Since Obama took office, while, Black Americans suffered, yet the national debt has increased to more remained complacent with what is hapthan $16 trillion from about $10.6 tril- pening. It’s time Black Americans ask lion. People, Black and White, need to themselves: “Can these practices go on consider the fact that $16 trillion sur- forever and can we pretend that what has passes the total U.S. gross domestic been occurring is “good governance?” product. Talk about a “racial divide”: Polls show Three decades ago, the national debt that Blacks and mainstream America stood at $908 billion. Over the years, view this economic imperative differWashington spent more than it took in ently. While 96 percent of Black Amerias the debt rose to $10 trillion in 2008. cans support Obama and his policies, 85 Just two months into FY 2013, the government has racked up a mind-blowing percent of Americans worry that grownearly $5 billion per day record of deficit ing deficit spending will hurt their chilspending. This administration has a re- dren and grandchildren, and 56 percent cord of five years of deficit spending in think that within the next decade the red ink will spark a major economic crisis. excess of a trillion dollars. President Obama’s supporters won’t Entitlement spending for the big admit it, but gasoline prices, the rate of three: Social Security, Medicare and poverty, food stamp use and the federal Medicaid accounts for 50 percent of debt are worse today than when he first government spending. The Congrestook office. By 2020, public debt in the sional Budget Office concludes entitleUnited States is set to reach the point ment spending in the next 75 years will where accumulated debt pushes our be responsible for virtually 100 percent economy to fiscal demise. The Obama administration’s deficit spending is bad of deficits. The American people underpolicy that’s occurring at unprecedented stand that cuts need to be made to what levels and burying future generations of is obviously perceived as a spending Americans under a mountain of debt. problem of immense proportions. The Black voters have to be cognizant that solutions seem fundamentally simple. persistent deficit financing, along with Drastically reduce spending and cut tax increases in hard economic times, programs, repeal Obamacare and other are job killers that stifle growth and hazardous regulations. choke job creation. Are Black voters, and their politiThere is nothing wrong with Blacks cal representatives, willing to give the “having Obama’s back” if we were all Obama administration authorization to enjoying high levels of economic sucborrow more money to pay for ever-excess, but continuing to applaud ineptness is dishonest. Suppose you spend more panding expenditures and continue raismoney this month than your income. ing the debt ceiling? William Reed is publisher of “Who’s To keep going you borrow. The amount you now owe is “debt.” You have to pay Who in Black Corporate America” interest on your debt. If next month you and available for projects via the Baispend more than your income, you must leyGroup.org

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With President Barack Obama sworn in, it’s time to return to a more pressing matter: The bitter in-house dispute between Tavis Smiley, Cornel West and half of black America. One would think those long-simmering tensions would begin subsiding now that the first black president’s final term is freshly secured. Yet the very public debate over Obama’s handling of his first term remains intense – vicious even – and for all the wrong reasons. For some time now, Smiley and West have loudly complained that the president is insensitive to the plight of the poor. In fact, the condemnations continued right on up to Inauguration Day. West, a scholar and activist, was quoted in The New York Times, as usual, spewing venom at Obama. This time, West objected to the president using Martin Luther King Jr.’s Bible during his swearing-in ceremony. King, he said, fought fiercely for the downtrodden while the president “has a compromising kind of temperament.” Not to be outdone, black defenders of Obama continue firing attacks at West and Smiley, a radio talk show host and businessman. In a recent article, submitted to Atlanta Black Star, one blogger even sought to tie Smiley to a multimillion dollar settlement, which Wells Fargo Bank agreed to pay for discriminating against blacks and Hispanics. Granted, Wells Fargo has sponsored some of his ventures, but Smiley has not been implicated in the discrimination case. That didn’t seem to matter to Eric L. Wattree. He wrote: “What makes it particularly ironic that Tavis Smiley would be associated with this scheme to target poor and middle-class minorities is that Smiley is the primary promoter of what he calls “The Poverty Tour,” along with his friend and associate, former Princeton professor, Cornel West.” All this bickering would be well worth ignoring except for this: It distracts from substantive issues that Smiley and West were trying to make in the first place. In addition to charging that Obama has routinely snubbed the poor, West and Smiley insist the president has been attentive to gays, women and Latinos, while discounting African-Americans, his most loyal constituency. By my measure, those are valid points to be considered. So why have we not been engaging in substantive debate? The explanation is at once simple and complicated. One reason blacks are so protective of Obama relates to the power of race and symbolism. As the first black president, Obama serves as a living monument to African-American achievement and pride. And then there is this: Since day one of his first term, the president and his entire family have been subjected to unrelenting attacks, even by white colleagues on Capitol Hill. Why, then, the reasoning goes, should blacks toss more gasoline on that racist fire? Timing is another factor that has led African-Americans to rebuff complaints leveled by Smiley and West. Understandably, blacks have been reluctant to give voice to frustration with the president, especially during election seasons when public criticism could cost him a race. As it relates to Smiley and West, style has been an influence, too. No one can deny that they are committed to the wel-

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fare of African-Americans. At times, though, both men have appeared clumsy and mean-spirited in making the case that blacks – like every other interest group – should both assess and demand something of their president. In that sense, Smiley and West have undercut the substance of their own critiques by feeding the perception that they are petty and ego-driven. For instance, Smiley first began criticizing Obama years ago, when he failed to attend Smiley’s State of Black Union event. For his part, West blasted Obama because he couldn’t get extra tickets for the 2009 inauguration. Worst still, West in particular went over the top with his reference to Obama as a blackface caricature. That was needlessly disrespectful. It served as yet another lightning rod for discourse about anything but Obama’s job performance. The most disturbing aspect of the whole family circus relates to blacks’ willful blindness. West and Smiley aside, some African-Americans won’t tolerate any critique of Obama, no matter the merit or source. I happen to agree with West and Smiley’s point that Obama has practically ignored the poor. That’s not an endorsement of those two men. It is an acknowledgment of the need for blacks to be more politically astute. The fact is, Obama is a politician, not a preacher or an activist. History has shown that any group that bestows blind trust on an elected official does so at its own peril. Remember how cozy we got with saxophone-playing Bill Clinton? Even as blacks fondly referred to him as the first black president, “Slick Willie” did more back-room damage to African-Americans than most people will ever know. With Obama’s final term underway, all of this in-house squabbling may soon be rendered moot. In remarks made during his inauguration speech, Obama seemed to signal a political shift. For the first time in his presidency, I actually heard him say it: He said the nation has an obligation to help the poor. Moving forward, let’s hope he also feels free to take more assertive action regarding blacks and issues such as discrimination and the flawed criminal justice system. Maybe then Smiley and West will settle down. And the rest of us can watch and – Lord knows – assess. Nathan McCall is a New York Times best-selling author of Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man In America. He served as an award-winning reporter for several newspapers, including The Washington Post. McCall is a senior lecturer in the Department of African American Studies at Emory University. He also has written two other books: What’s Going On; and a novel, titled Them.

LETTERS TO EDITOR Dear Editor: Poverty should never be the goal of a government tax structure yet our income tax is designed to keep working people poor. Hidden corporate taxes raise the wholesale cost of goods and services while the 7.65 percent payroll tax ensures less take-home pay for buying goods and services. The FairTax HR25 restores economic prosperity while ending the income tax. Although the wealthiest avoid paying federal income taxes thanks to deductions, their investment capital needed for job creation is forced overseas to avoid capital gains taxes. Not only do we forfeit investment dollars, our industries can’t compete globally. Capital

gains taxes are 11.5% higher than the average tax rate for the 34 nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). And with our corporate tax being the highest in the world, there is little incentive for foreign investment to come to the US. A consumption tax, The FairTax Act of 2013, filed in the House January 3 with a record number (53) of first day co-sponsors, ends personal income taxes, business income taxes, payroll taxes, capital gains taxes, estate and gift taxes and alternative minimum tax. It generates equal tax revenues while creating jobs. Learn more at www.fairtax.org. Beverly A. Martin Fulton, MO 65251


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Emancipation Proclamation Visits Tennessee Museum The Emancipation Proclamationis is on view at the Tennessee State Museum through February -18. The document, which is making its only southeastern U.S. stop in Nashville, will only be on view for 72 hours over the seven days. After that, a facsimile of the document will be in the exhibit. The viewing is in conjunction with the Discovering the Civil War exhibition from Washington D.C.’s National Archives. It turns out that the document that “freed the slaves” did not, in fact, end slavery in America. Rather, it was part of a process designed to bring the issue to the forefront in the Civil War. The Proclamation provided moral support for the Union cause, encouraged black men to enlist and set the stage for the passage of the 13th Amendment that would officially abolish slavery in the U.S. As such, the Proclamation is more accurately seen as part of “the entire emancipatory process that eventually freed 4 million people and brought the United States back together,” said Michelle Krowl, Civil War specialist at the Library of Congress. President Abraham Lincoln signed the document in 1863 proclaiming all those enslaved in Confederate territory to be forever free. 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Discovering the Civil War exhibit will continue at the museum through Sept. 1. Many of the other items on display have never been publicly exhibited. Highlights include the original copy of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery along with South Carolina’s 1860 declaration of secession. This popular traveling exhibit is free to the public, and the State Museum will be the last stop before these historic documents return to Washington D.C. The exhibit is divided into 12 thematic areas that combine great original treasures, engaging touch screen interactive, and social media tools, all selected to illustrate the breadth of the conflict and to ask, “How do we know what happened?” Reservations are on sale through TPAC Ticketing which has ticket windows on site in the same building as the museum. Visitors may obtain a reservation at the windows; going online to www.tpac.org; or by calling (615) 7824040. There will be a handling charge of $1 paid to TPAC Ticketing for each reservation. There is no admission charge to see the document. For additional updates on the Emancipation Proclamation and Discovering the Civil War, go to www.tnmuseum.org. Discovering the Civil War was created by the National Archives and Records Administration and the Foundation for the National Arch The Emancipation Proclamation is an order issued to all segments of the Executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War. It was based on the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces; it was not a law passed by Congress. It proclaimed all those enslaved in Confederate territory to be forever free, and ordered the Army (and all segments of the Executive branch) to treat as free all those enslaved in ten states that were still in rebellion, thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. The Proclamation could not be enforced in areas still under rebellion, but as the army took control of Confederate regions, the slaves in those regions were emancipated rather than returned to their masters. From 20,000 to 50,000 former slaves in regions where rebellion had already been subdued were immediately emancipated, and over 3

million more were emancipated as the Union army advanced. The Proclamation did not apply to the five slave states that were not in rebellion, nor to most regions already controlled by the Union army; emancipation there would come after separate state actions and/or the December 1865 ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, which made slavery illegal everywhere in the U.S. The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not itself outlaw slavery, and did not

ions on the matter. The Proclamation applied in only ten states that were still in rebellion in 1863, and thus did not cover the nearly 500,000 slaves in the slave-holding border states (Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland or Delaware) which were Union states — those slaves were freed by separate state and federal actions. The state of Tennessee had already mostly returned to Union control, so it was not named and was exempted. Virginia was named, but exemptions were specified for the 48 counties then in the process of forming the new state of West Virginia, and seven additional counties and two cities in the Union-controlled Tidewater region.

to abolish slavery in its new constitution. Identical Reconstruction plans would be adopted in Arkansas and Tennessee. By December 1864, the Lincoln plan abolishing slavery had been enacted in Louisiana. wever, in Delaware nd Kentucky, slavery continued to be legal until December 18, 1865, when the Thirteenth Amendment went into effect. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 required individuals to return runaway slaves to their owners. During the war, Union generals such as Benjamin Butler declared that slaves in occupied areas were contraband of war and accordingly refused to return them. This decision was controversial because it implied recognition of the Confederacy as a separate nation under international law, a notion that Lincoln steadfastly denied. As a result, he did not promote the contraband d e sig n at io n . Some generals also declared the slaves under their jurisdiction to be free and were replaced when they refused to rescind such declarations. In December 1861, LinAlso exempted were New coln sent his annual message to ConOrleans and 13 named gress (the State of the Union Address, parishes of Louisiana, all but then typically given in writing and of which were also al- not referred to as such). In it he praised ready mostly under Fed- the free labor system, as respecting hueral control at the time of man rights over property rights; he enthe Proclamation. These dorsed legislation to address the status make the ex-slaves (called freedmen) cit- exemptions left unemancipated an addi- of contraband slaves and slaves in loyal izens. It made the eradication of slavery tional 300,000 slaves. states, possibly through buying their an explicit war goal, in addition to the The Emancipation Proclamation has freedom with federal taxes, and also the goal of reuniting the Union. been ridiculed, notably in an influen- funding of strictly voluntary colonizaOn September 22, 1862, Lincoln had tial passage by Richard Hofstadter for tion efforts. In January 1862, Thaddeus issued a preliminary proclamation that “freeing” only the slaves over which the Stevens, the Republican leader in the he would order the emancipation of all Union had no power. hese slaves were House, called for total war against the slaves in any state of the Confederate freed due to Lincoln’s “war powers”. rebellion to include emancipation of States of America that did not return to This act cleared up the issue of contra- slaves, arguing that emancipation, by Union control by January 1, 1863. None band slaves. It automatically clarified forcing the loss of enslaved labor, would returned, and the order, signed and is- the status of over 100,000 slaves. In fact ruin the rebel economy. On March 13, sued January 1, 1863, took effect except 20,000 to 50,000 were freed the day it 1862, Congress approved a “Law Enactin locations where the Union had already went into effect in parts of nine of the ing an Additional Article of War” which mostly regained control. The Proclama- ten states to which it applied (Texas be- stated that from that point onward it was tion outraged white Southerners who ing the exception). In every Confederate forbidden for Union Army officers to reenvisioned a race war, angered some state (except Tennessee and Texas), the turn fugitive slaves to their owners. On Northern Democrats, energized anti- Proclamation went into immediate ef- April 10, 1862, Congress declared that slavery forces, and weakened forces in fect in Union-occupied areas and at least the federal government would compenEurope that wanted to intervene to help 20,000 slaves were freed at once on Jan- sate slave owners who freed their slaves. the Confederacy. It also lifted the spirits uary 1, 1863. Slaves in the District of Columbia were of African Americans both in the SouthHenry Louis Stephens, untitled wa- freed on April 16, 1862, and their owners ern and Northern States, and led to many tercolor ( c. 1863) of a man reading a were compensated. slaves escaping their masters and run- newspaper with headline “Presidential On June 19, 1862, Congress prohibning behind Union lines in order to have Proclamation / Slavery ited slavery in United States territories, their emancipation enforced. Additionally, the Proclamation pro- and President Lincoln quickly signed the Lincoln issued the Proclamation un- vided the legal framework for the eman- legislation. By this act, they opposed the der his authority as “Commander in cipation of nearly all four million slaves 1857 opinion of the Supreme Court of Chief of the Army and Navy” under as the Union armies advanced, and the United States in the Dred Scott Case Article II, section 2 of the United States committed the Union to ending slav- that Congress was powerless to reguConstitution. As such, he claimed to have ery, which was a controversial decision late slavery in U.S. territories. This joint the martial power to suspend civil law in even in the North. Hearing of the Proc- action by Congress and President Linthose states which were in rebellion. He lamation, more slaves quickly escaped coln also rejected the notion of popular did not have Commander-in-Chief au- to Union lines as the Army units moved sovereignty that had been advanced by thority over the four slave-holding states South. As the Union armies advanced Stephen A. Douglas as a solution to the that were not in rebellion: Missouri, through the Confederacy, thousands of slavery controversy, while completing Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware, and slaves were freed each day until nearly the effort begun by Thomas Jefferson in so those states were not named in the all (approximately 4 million, according 1784 to confine slavery within the borProclamation. The fifth border jurisdic- to the 1860 Census) were freed by July ders of the states. In July 1862, Congress passed and tion, West Virginia, where slavery re- 1865. mained legal, had not yet achieved stateWhile the Proclamation had freed Lincoln signed the Second Confiscahood. The Emancipation Proclamation most slaves as a war measure, it had not tion Act, containing provisions intended was never challenged in court. made slavery illegal. Of the states that to liberate slaves held by “rebels”, but To ensure the abolition of slavery in were exempted from the Proclamation, Lincoln took the position that Congress all of the U.S., Lincoln pushed for pas- Maryland, Missouri, Tennessee, and lacked power to free slaves within the sage of the Thirteenth Amendment. West Virginia prohibited slavery before borders of the states unless Lincoln as Congress passed it by the necessary two- the war ended. In 1863, President Lin- commander in chief deemed it a propthirds vote in February 1865 and it was coln proposed a moderate plan for the er military measure, and that Lincoln ratified by the states by December 1865. Reconstruction of the captured Con- would soon do. However, this act was almost not passed. federate State of Louisiana. Only 10% Abolitionists had long been urging It barely had the required votes in order of the state’s electorate had to take the to pass. Many people had different opin- loyalty oath. The state was also required To Be Continued Next Week


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Nashville Children’s Dance Theatre Celebrates Black History Month With Aerial Silks Showcase NASHVILLE, TN — The Nashville Children’s Dance Theatre presents “Ascension” An Aerial Silks Showcase in celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, February 23rd, 7:00pm, at the World Baptist Center in Nashville. By combining aerial silks, dance, theatre, and voice, this black history celebration offers a breathtaking and unforgettable theatrical experience. Nashville Children’s Dance Theatre is an African-American Aerial “Ballet” Silks & Performance Company founded by choreographer, artistic director and visionary Cindi M. Lindsey, along with an esteemed board of worldclass choreographers and artists. Aerial silks choreography incorporates an apparatus at-

tached to the ceiling, allowing performers to explore space in three-dimensions. The art form is incredibly demanding and requires a high degree of strength, power, flexibility, courage, and grace to perform. “We are excited to bring an aerial silks performance company to Nashville,” said Cindi Lindsey. “The Nashville Children’s Dance Theatre provides a professional platform for young talent in the Nashville community to perform and share the arts theatre experience with underexposed communities throughout the world.” The Nashville Children’s Dance Theatre includes a cast of over 50 professionally trained aerialists, acrobats,

dancers, and vocalists ranging in age from 8-21. The performers participate in an International Cultural Dance Exchange where students from Nashville, Chicago, and Bahamas train together as well as exchange culture. “Ascension” An Aerial Silks Showcase is packed with exciting acrobatics, gymnastics, and show-stopping performances that are sure to entertain the whole family and provide a magnificent black history celebration event for Nashville’s theatre arts community to enjoy. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketriver.com/ event/5988-Ascension or call 615-415-2885 for more information.

Waller’s Murdock Receives Leadership Award NASHVILLE, TN —Tera Rica Murdock, a trial lawyer at Waller, Nashville’s largest and oldest law firm, was recently honored by the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyer Division (NBA YLD) with its Leadership Award at the Association’s Annual Meeting. Murdock received the award for her work in establishing the HELP Legal Clinic at Nashville’s Room In The Inn and for her involvement with the NBA YLD’s Annual Toiletry Drive for the Homeless. “Tera Rica is not only an asset to our firm, but she is someone who is truly making Nashville better for us all,” said John Tishler, chairman of Waller. “We’re proud of her and delighted that she received this great honor from the Nashville Bar Association.” Murdock represents a variety of clients across the financial services, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Her practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution, labor and employment law, and e-discovery and data management. She is a board member with the NBA YLD and serves as chair of the Homeless Committee. Additionally, Murdock is active with the Wills for Heroes program, preparing wills for members of the armed services before deployment. She is a supporter of the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and also provides pro bono legal services through the Legal Aid Society. In 2012, she was honored by

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Les Gemmes Annual Literary Luncheon Features Janis F. Kerney and Bobby L. Lovett NASHVILLE, TN — Ms. Janis Kerney and Dr. Bobby Lovett will be the featured authors at the annual Literary Luncheon, Saturday, Feb. 23, sponsored by Les Gemmes of Nashville. Special guest at the event will be Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, first female president at Tennessee State University. The annual event will be held at the Nashville Airport Marriott at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $45.00 and can be purchased at the Tennessee Tribune Newspaper office, located at 1508 Jefferson Street, or call 615.321.3268. Ms. Kerney’s latest book, Daisy: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, transforms civil rights legend Daisy Gaston Bates’ life from black and white to living color. Kerney, who interviewed Bates many times; recreates her conversations and interviews to “fill in” places left un-filled, and colors incidents and experiences, to bring Daisy Bates to life. Dr. Lovett’s latest book , “A Touch of Greatness:Tennessee State University, A History, 1909-2012,”is a 100 year history of Tennessee State University, released in the summer of 2012, the year the institution held its centennial celebration. His book on TSU was a signature manuscript of the institution’s centennial celebration. Rosetta Miller Perry, President of the Nashville Chapter of Les Gemmes, says, “We endeavor to bring high-quality authors to the Nashville area for exposure and awareness. The creative arts community in this city is thriving and we strive to enhance those efforts.” Les Gemmes hosts its Literary Luncheon every year and features a variety of African American authors with whose stories range from family love to historical events & activities. This year’s event chair, Judge Joyce Ball, says, “We are especially proud of the 2013 Literary Luncheon because of our distinguished national and local artists. They bring a special historical perspective to the event that will encourage the audience to reflect and be energized to move forward in their lives with commitment.” Kerney has risen through the ranks from a sharecropper’s daughter in rural Arkansas to the White House and beyond. Lovett’s areas of expertise include African-American history and Tennessee as well as Nashville history. For more information on the luncheon, call 615.321.3268.

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ABOUT MS. JANIS F. KEARNEY Born in Gould, Arkansas, Janis Kearney was one of eighteen children of parents Ethel V. Kearney and James Kearney. After graduating from Gould High School in 1971, Kearney attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, earning a B.A.degree in journalism in 1976. She continued her education while working, earning thirty hours towards a M.P.A. from the University ABOUT DR. BOBBY L. LOVETT Bobby L. Lovett is a retired senior Professor of History, formerly Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Tennessee State University, and a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He earned the Ph.D. and the M.A. degrees at the University of Arkansas, in American History, medieval Europe, history of England; dissertation, The Negro in Tennessee, 1861-1866: A Socio-Military History of the Civil War Era. He earned the B. A. degree in history and political science at the Arkansas A.M. & N. State College, and completed political science courses at Columbia University, NY. Professor Lovett’s most recent books: The African American His-

of Arkansas at Little Rock. After earning her B.A. degree, Kearney was hired by the State of Arkansas in 1978, where she spent three years as a program manager for the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act program, and another six years as the director of information for the national headquarters of the Migrant Student Records Transfer System. Leaving government work, Kearney purchased the Arkansas State Press newspaper from Daisy Bates in 1987. She published the weekly paper for five years before joining the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign in 1992, where she served as director of minority media outreach. The following year, Kearney joined President Bill Clinton’s transition team. She began with the White House Media Affairs Office before being appointed as the director of public affairs and communications for the U.S. Small Business Administration, where she worked until

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1995. That year, Kearney became the first presidential diarist in U.S. history, chronicling President Clinton’s day-to-day life. She remained in this capacity until President Clinton left office. After President Clinton left office, Kearney was named a fellow at Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute in 2001, where she began work on a book about President Clinton entitled Conversations: William Jefferson Clinton - From Hope to Harlem. Kearney and her husband, former White House director of presidential personnel Bob Nash, are no strangers to the issues of race that still plague America. They were racially profiled by police following a car-jacking of a vehicle similar to theirs while still employed at the White House. Today, Kearney is the Chancellor’s Lecturer at the City Colleges of Chicago and continues her DuBois Institute writing project, as well as her work on Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir. tory Book Award” by the Tennessee Library Association and Tennessee Historical Commission; and How It Came To Be: The Boyd Family’s Contribution to African American Publishing from the 19th to the 21st Century (Mega Publishing Co., 2007), 211 pages, 100 photographs. Lovett’s Articles, book chapters and reviews appear in several scholarly journals, books, and encyclopedias. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Historical Society, the Editorial Board of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, and the Advisory Board for the Tennessee Civil War Heritage Area. He has served two terms on the Editorial Board of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly.

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Granddaughters of Nelson Mandela Star in New Reality Series

TRIBUNE: It’s such an honor to speak with both of you. Congratulations on the new reality show. What can viewers expect to see? Z. DLAMINI: “The show just baSisters Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Swati Dlamini sically follows us as the next generation of the Mandela are the granddaughters of former South African President family. It will give the viewers a window into what reNelson Mandela and his ex-wife Winnie Mandela. Both ally goes on into our daily lives. People will also get to young ladies are now the stars of the new reality television see a different side of our country of South Africa. We show, “Being Mandela,” which was launched last Sunday are so proud of how far the country has come since the night on COZI TV Network (www.COZITV.com). COZI apartheid years.” TV is a new network developed S.DLA M I N I: by NBC Universal that is cur“Yes, so much has rently available to more than 31 changed within million viewers in the largest our country. On markets in the country. The Bethe show viewers ing Mandela reality show follows will see us dothe next generation of this unique ing fun activities South African family through the like going shark experiences of sisters Swati and diving in Cape Zaziwe, giving viewers a glimpse Town, which is into their daily lives, tight-knit quite fascinatfamily, conflicts and personal asing. You will pirations. Highlights of the 13-episee us going to sode season include the two sisters Robben Island first ever visit to Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town, where international icon was imprisoned for 18 years. While there, the sisters see the jail cell where their grand- Top photo, former South African Presfather lived, tour the limestone ident Nelson Mandela is all smiles quarry where he worked, which as he poses with his grandchildren caused permanent eye and lung and great grand kids; Bottom photo damage to Mr. Mandela who is l-r, Sisters Swati Dlamini and Zaziwe now 94, and meet the former war- Dlamini-Manaway star in new reality show Being Mandela den who remembers helping to smuggle Zaziwe into the prison as a new baby so Mandela could for the first meet her. time since Zaziwe and Swati are the daughters of Zenani Man- our grandfather was released after being a prisoner there dela Dlamini and Prince Thumbumuzi Dlamini, a Prince for much of his life. We’ll also be traveling to Swaziland of Swaziland. Both women were born in South Africa, and other areas near South Africa. So there’s a lot to see for but spent much of their youth in exile in the United States the viewers in this show. We are so excited to be a part of while their grandfather was imprisoned. They returned the COZI TV Network.” to South Africa as teenagers upon their grandfather’s reTRIBUNE: Did you say you guys are doing some lease from prison in 1991. Zaziwe, age 35, is married to an shark diving? (They both laugh): “Yes!” S. DLAMINI: American businessman, who she met as a college student “It really was fun, scary and exciting at the same time. I in the United States at Clark Atlanta University, where she talked Zaziwe into doing it doing this. But by the time we earned her degree in Psychology. They married in 2002 got on the boat I started to think maybe this wasn’t such and have three young children. Zaziwe has worked both a great idea after all. It turned out to be quite fascinating in the United States and in South Africa, with a passion for being in the water with these great white sharks in their nation building and a transformational agenda. Swati, age natural environment. There’s this little area in Cape Town 33, has one child and holds a degree in Public Relations / that’s known all over the world for its great shark diving. Marketing from Midrand Graduate Institute in South Af- So the viewers will get to see us diving, coming to grips rica. She has worked in Public Relations across a wide with our fears and how we face them, which turned out to range of industries, and is currently the Communications be quite fun.” Director for the 21 Icons Global project, an effort to docuTRIBUNE: How did the whole idea of getting the rement the living icons of the 21st century, including Nelson ality show originally develop? Z.DLAMINI: “We were Mandela, through photography, film and written narrative. approached by two record producers who were in South Both Zaziwe and Swati live live in Johannesburg, South Africa doing another show. They suggested the idea about Africa with their families but The Tennessee Tribune got a reality show to us. We had actually been approached in the opportunity to speak with them exclusively during the past by other producers about doing some type of TV their visit in America last week to promote their brand new show. So we gave it a lot of thought, and consulted our reality show Being Mandela. family members about it. Once we decided on what the By Janice Malone

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“Pastor Brown” Premieres on Lifetime

“Trinity Goodheart,” premiered on the GMC TV Network (forThis weekend, February 16 at merly Gospel Music Channel) 7 pm Central, The Lifetime Netand, at the time of its airing, was work will present the world prethe highest rated show in the netmiere film “Pastor Brown,” as work’s history! Ms. Baraka says, part of three brand new films that “Over the past couple of years premiered on the network to comI’ve heard countless stories about memorate Black History Month. how this film has helped people to Written by Atlanta-based writer/ mend their broken relationships producer Rhonda Freeman-Baraand taught them to look past huka, Pastor Brown tells the tale of man flaws and love unconditiona wayward pastor’s daughter who returns to Atlanta to face her past. ally. The prospect of millions of “The main female character (Jesothers being touched in a similar sica Brown) is a preacher’s kid,” manner is humbling and excitsays Rhonda. “Like a lot of kids Dollar. Rhonda says she actually ing. My hope is that networks who have parents in the spotlight, created the role specifically for and studios will see the value in she’s unsure if she can live up to Rev. Dollar. “We shot the film in these films, that audiences will her father’s expectations, so she the Decatur area. I actually wrote support them and that we, as sort of goes astray. But just like his character into a scene while writers, will be blessed with the the famous prodigal’s son story in the Bible, she eventually finds her I was writing on the set. Pastor freedom to tell the stories that are way back when her father asks Dollar was on set for one day of real to us, speaking with our own her to take over some of the re- shooting and he did an amazing voices, from our own hearts, our sponsibilities of the church. What job! He’s definitely a natural. He own souls…I am so honored and we see is her journey of dealing memorized his lines on time, thankful to have the Pastor Brown with whether she can handle all and actually did some ad-libbing, film showcased on the Lifetime of this.” Directed by Rockmond which totally fit his character and Network.” Ms. Freeman-Baraka Dunbar, the film features an all- the scene. We were very fortu- is currently in pre-production on star ensemble cast that includes: nate to have him in this film and I Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Ernie think people are going to be very her second GMC Network film, “Teachers,” which is slated to Hudson, Nicole Ari-Parker, Keith pleased with his role.” Ms. Baraka is establishing shoot this spring. It’s a romanDavid, Michael B. Jordan, Tasha Smith, Tisha Cambell-Martin, a stellar track record for having tic comedy starring the dynamic Michael Beach, Angie Stone, her scripts developed into net- husband and wife actors Boris Monica Brown and Rev. Creflo work TV films. In 2011, her film Kodjoe and Nicole Ari-Parker.

exact angle would be, especially with the angles of how far South Africa has come as a country and our daily lives. We think many of the things we experience everyday are relatable to so many people. We’re young. We’re educated. We’re businesswomen and we’re mothers. We’re also very much a part of the production of the show too. We’re kind of in control of what goes out there with this show. This was a very important element for us to have before we even signed on to do the show.” TRIBUNE: I understand that your grandmother Winnie is also a part of this show. S. DLAMINI: “Our grandmother supports us in almost anything that we do. The Mandela name is our name as well. She was really excited for us about the show. She’s such a big part of our lives. We speak to her every single day. We see her on a regular basis. She often goes shopping for us, so it just wouldn’t make sense for her not to be a part of this TV show because she’s such an integral part of our lives every single day. The viewers will get to see how much fun she is. She often jokes with us when she says we don’t pay her enough to be a part of the show, we should pay her more. She loves to laugh and joke.” TRIBUNE: As the whole world knows, your grandfather had some health issues recently. How is he doing now? Z. DLAMINI: “Our grandfather is doing really well. We see him all the time. He loves spending time with his children, grand kids and great grandchildren. We saw him and hugged him goodbye the day before we left South Africa to come to the U.S. to promote the show. So he’s in very good spirits.” TRIBUNE: What was the initial reaction from your grandfather about you ladies doing this reality show? S. DLAMINI: “Our grandfather is very supportive of our aspirations and dreams. Both of our grandparents are. Ultimately for them they fought so that we can have the choice to do whatever we want to do in our lives. My grandmother often says, ‘I spent many days in prison so that each of you can have a choice to decide what it is you want to do.’ So yes, our show will offer something different and interesting.” TRIBUNE: Tell us about this new clothing venture that you’ve created. Z. DLAMINI: “The line is called Long Walk To Freedom. We launched it on July 18th which is our grandfather’s birthday. We’re developing the company, along with our two brothers. The company was named after his best-selling autobiography book. Viewers of the Being Mandela show will get a chance to see us working on this new business because we’re still developing the brand but we have some items that can be purchased online by going to the website: www.lwtfbrand.com In the show you will see us working on trying to get the line into various American stores and other places. We’re very excited about both the new clothing line and the TV show as well. We hope everyone will please tune in to watch.”

By Janice Malone

Essay contest winner Justin Hughes (center) and family, mom Charlesetta Hughes, aunt LaTonya Gillis and his teacher Nina Bowie photo by jmalone

Emancipation Proclamation - Nashville By Janice Malone

The original Emancipation Proclamation is currently on view at the Tennessee State Museum until February 18th. The Tennessee State Museum will be the only stop in the Southeast of an unprecedented tour of the fragile historic document. In honor of this event, an essay contest called “Freedom’s Call,” was given to school children. The winners of the essay contest were present for the opening day ceremonies. The winners were: Caitlin Davis (Christiana Middle School), Santeria Pratt (Cordova Middle School), Nathan Harvey (Coalfield School), Heather Chaput (Daniel McKee School), Justin Hughes (Knowledge Academies) and Aaliyah Corbin of Lakeside Park Elementary.


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FREE February Jazz Classics at Lipscomb

Happy Chinese New Year of the Snake!

Pop ! PoP! Bang! Bang! The firecrackers and color red scaring the hungry beast away is the legend of Chinese New Year. Chinese people say “Gong Xi! Gong Xi! Xing Nian Kuai le! (Congratulations and Happy New Year!) It actually means “Congratulations, you survived the beast!” Since then, red color symbolizes good luck. Fire crackers, fire works and drumming are very important parts of Chinese New Year Celebration. Feb 10, 2013 was the beginning of the New Year according to the lunar calendar. We are saying good bye to the Year of the Dragon and welcoming the Year of the Snake. Snake is known as the little dragon. It is said that people born in the year of snake tend to say little and possess great wisdom with tremendous sympathy for others and try to help those less fortunate. They are intense and passionate. Chinese New Year is also called Spring Festival. Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the Spring; it will be time for farmers to start plowing and planting new seeds for crops. Celebrating Chinese New Year is significant; it is to pray for the good

harvest and good New Year. Chinese people traditionally celebrate Chinese New Year for fifteen day. The Lantern Festival will mark the end of the celebration. Loud noise and color red can scare away the beast and rid off the evil spirits. Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville (CAAN) continues to bring their Chinese lion dance and drumming team to celebrate Chinese New Year with intricate, lively, colorful and exciting lion dance and drumming. CAAN’s Lion Dance and Drumming Team’s performing schedule: (go to Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville facebook for updated schedule) On the last day of the Chinese New Year (Feb 24), Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville hosts its annual Chinese New Year 8-Course Banquet at the Wild Ginger. The final day to purchase the banquet tickets is Feb 15, 2013. This event features fine Chinese Dinning, silent Auction and lion dance performance. Limited seating available on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information please go to CAAN’s website at www.ChineseArtsAlliance.org

Chinese New Year Eight-Course Banquet

Featuring Chinese Lion Dance & Silent Auction Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 • 5 pm-7:30 pm Wild Ginger Restaurant 101 Market Exchange Court, Cool Springs General Tickets (by February 15, 2013) $95 per person or $750 per table of 8 Ticket Purchase Options: On-line at ticketnashville.com click on Chinese Arts Alliance or mail your check and include name, e-mail and phone contacts to: CAAN, P.O. Box 120025, Nashville Questions? Please visit ChineseArtsAlliance@gmail.com

NASHVILLE, TN — Lipscomb University brings a variety of musical performances to audiences free in February and March, including a performance by Lipscomb’s Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Piano

Lipscomb University Chamber Orchestra Tuesday, Feb. 19 Collins Alumni Auditorium, 8 p.m. Lipscomb University’s Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Steve Rhodes, performs classical music favorites. Performances are subject to change.  For additional information, contact the Department of Music at 1-800-333-4358, ext. 5932 or (615) 966-5932.   Lipscomb University Jazz Concert Series Thursday, Feb. 21 Shamblin Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Lipscomb’s Jazz Band, directed by Dr. Steve Rhodes, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Gary Wilson, present a concert of jazz standards and favorites from the 1920s and ’30s. Among the works to be performed are: Body and Soul by John Green, Georgia on My Mind

Jerry Reed along with Blair School of Music’s soprano Amy Jarman, who will perform works of poetry paired with music from Schubert, Rachmaninoff and others. All concerts are FREE and open to the public. by Hoagy Carmichael, Someone to Watch Over Me by George Gershwin, It Had to Be You by Gus Kahn, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love by Jimmy MuHugh, It’s Only A Paper Moon by Billy Rose, Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen, and The Birth of the Blues by Ray Henderson. Performances are subject to change. For additional information, contact the Department of Music at 1-800-3334358, ext. 5932 or (615) 966-5932.  Lipscomb University Wind Ensemble Monday, Feb. 25 Collins Alumni Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. The University Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Steve Rhodes, performs standards from wind band literature. Performances are subject to change. For additional information, contact the Department of Music at 1-800-333-4358, ext. 5932 or (615) 966-5932.

SEE YOU THERE!!

Free Community Cinema screening of The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights, Saturday, February 16 at 3 p.m. (2:30 p.m.reception) at the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era. As executive director of the National Urban League, he took the struggle for equality directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. Panel discussion to follow featuring

Patricia Parrish Stokes, president and CEO of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee; Bobby L. Lovett, PhD, professor of history (retired) from Tennessee State University; Dennis C. Dickerson, PhD, James M. Lawson Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and author of Militant Mediator: Whitney M. Young Jr.; and George Barrett, civil rights attorney, Barrett Johnston law firm. Presented by Nashville Public Television, Nashville Public Library, Nashville Film Festival and Hands On Nashville, with special presenting partner The Urban League of Middle TN.


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KAM’S KOLUMN Billowy Badinage with Beautiful Creatures ‘ Viola Davis

TERRI’S REVIEW

“Sweet 16 to Life” by Kimberly Reid

to be awfully close to Hoodie Dude. She said it was nothing, that she Sometimes, you was just creeping on her have a good nose for boyfriend, but Chanti trouble. thought it was more than One deep breath that. And if there was and you can practicaltrouble, it could jeoparly smell mayhem. It’s dize MJ’s parole. almost like a perfume But watching her you can’t resist, a friend’s back wasn’t the whiff of rebellion, and only drama in Chanti’s when that happens – life. It seemed, for inTerri Schlichenmeyer when danger floats in stance, that Marcus was the air - well, what can always nearby, and he you do? You have to give was too tempting. Plus, in. You must follow it. there was the stress of But what if that smell keeping her mother’s job is something else? What if underwraps, It wouldn’t it’s smoke or the scent of do for everybody in the blood? In the new book ‘hood to know that Lana “Sweet 16 to Life” by was an undercover cop. Kimberly Reid, somebody No, that would mean needs to pay attention and more danger, as if Chanti keep her nose clean. wasn’t up to her nose in it With just days to go, already: it turned out that c.2013, Dafina Teen amateur detective Chanti ($9.95 / $10.95 Canada) Hoodie Dude was a second256 pages Evans hoped her sixteenth man gangster from L.A. birthday would be memoand until he disappeared, rable. She dreamed of holding the arm leaving behind a pool of blood, he had of Special Someone while wearing the his mind set on controlling Denver. Was gorgeous dress that hung on the back of this the one case Chanti couldn’t solve? her bedroom door. Unfortunately, that Don’t bet on it. In fact, don’t bet on wasn’t anywhere near reality. Marcus, anything but enjoyment from this sharp, her briefly-boyfriend, had recently bro- sassy mystery series. ken up with Chanti because his parents Author Kimberly Reid’s main charthought she was dangerous. Right. Like acter, Chanti, is like Nancy Drew in the a few narrowly-missed homicides were a ‘hood: same savvy sleuthing, but with big deal. Chanti never looked for crimes the bite of modern realism and a good to solve; they found her instead. Case in amount of humor. There’s keen danger point, the night her friend MJ’s house depicted here, but no profanity. Teen caught fire. Thankfully, nobody was PIs will find a fun, not-so-easily-solved home and the blaze was easily extin- mystery but no hard-core violence. That guished but Chanti was suspicious: MJ makes this a perfect whodunit for readwas more worried about the contents of ers ages 12-to-17. This book is part of a the basement than the rest of the house. series, so you’ll probably be happier if Add in the creepy hoodie-wearing dude you get up-to-speed by grabbing one of who stood smiling as he watched the the earlier installments first. Once you house burn, and something wasn’t right. do, then “Sweet 16 to Life” is a great Neither was the fact that MJ seemed book to have your nose in. Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer

Kam Williams

By Kam Williams

Viola Davis is a critically acclaimed actress who garnered her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her stellar work in “Doubt,” co-starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams. She received her second Oscar nomination, this time in the category of Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her portrayal of Aibileen, in “The Help,” based on Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel. Davis also received a Screen Actor’s Guild Award and an NAACP Image Award for that powerful performance. Next fall, Viola will be seen in the sci-fi action adventure “Ender’s Game” opposite Harrison Ford, as well as in the drama “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” alongside Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and William Hurt. And she is currently in production on “Prisoners,” starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. A veteran of the stage, in 2010 Viola returned to Broadway in the highly anticipated revival of August Wilson’s “Fences,” alongside Denzel Washington. Her performance in the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play earned her a Tony Award, as well as the Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. In 2001, she was awarded a Tony for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Tonya in “King Hedley II.” A graduate of The Juilliard School, Davis also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Degree from her alma mater, Rhode Island College. Here, she talks about her latest outing as Amma in the screen adaptation of the romantic fantasy novel “Beautiful Creatures.” KW: Do you think the movie suffered from political blowback, the way that Zero Dark Thirty has been hurt at the box office because of controversy? VD: Yeah, I think it definitely suffered from that because we were in an election year and because education is a hotbed issue. And people have strong opinions about public school education, unions,

charter schools, and parent-trigger laws. Occasionally, the timing of a movie is just bad and I think, in the case of this movie, it was probably the worst. KW: What interested you about Beautiful Creatures? VD: What interested me was that the character wasn’t what she appeared to be. That she had different secrets to be discovered. When you first meet her, she’s kind of just woven into the fabric of this family. But then you see the tribal scarification on her back, and you see her channeling spirits. And then you learn that she’s the keeper of a library that’s the gateway to different worlds. I like that. I like when there are different layers to peel away. It was just subtle enough to play and to craft. That’s what appealed to me about the role. KW: Editor/legist Patricia Turnier notes that you’ll be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year. She’d like to know what that means to you. VD: I keep forgetting about that until someone reminds me again. I kid you not. What does it mean? It’s hard for me to say that I’ve made it, because no real actor feels that way. But it does represent a physical manifestation of my dreams coming to fruition, if that makes any sense. KW: Professor/curator/author/documentary director Hisani DuBose says: Please ask this beautiful woman what has been the public’s response to her natural hair? I’m so glad she’s working and bringing a different kind of beauty to Hollywood. VD: The response to my natural hair has been huge, Hisani! And bigger than to anything else. I think people admire the boldness of it, and the courage of it. For me, personally, it represents my coming into who I am, not apologizing for it, and being comfortable with the way I look. I have been amazed by the testimonies coming especially from women of color who have thanked me for it.

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The 2013 Grammy Highlights

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Gwendolyn Baines

I don’t know why women falsely accuse men!

Gwendolyn Baines

Dear Gwendolyn: I was out on a date and the female I was with said I attacked her. She had bruises on her forehead and chin. Just before being stopped by the police, I lost control of my car and ran off the road. Her bruises came from the accident and not from me. I had to serve five years in prison. When I was released I went to a party and instead of going home to my wife, I stopped by a lady’s house I had met a few months prior. She lived two blocks from the location of the party. I fell asleep on her couch. When I opened

my eyes, there again were cops all over the place. The lady claimed I raped her. I didn’t. I might be sent back to prison if I can’t prove I am innocent. What should I do? I think I am going to give up on women. As a result, I want my wife to divorce me. She also doubts my innocence. Robert Dear Robert: Let me tell you this: It seems you are constantly getting into trouble because you have chosen the wrong friends. Try to mingle with people who are positive thinkers, people who work for a living, and stop being around people who make no effort to sacrifice for what they desire. You don’t have to commit a crime, but just being with others who commit the crime, you also go up the river. Although, we know the story: Many men and women are incarcerated

who did nothing wrong. In reading your letter you stated that a lady accused you of rape. You said you fell asleep and didn’t feel like going home. Therefore, since this lady lived close to where the party was, you chose to go there. Robert, you should have gone home to your wife. Even if you were too impaired to drive yourself, you should have gotten someone to drive you. Men appear to be ‘empty headed.’ They fail to think anything will go wrong. This is a cruel word Robert. Think about it. When a married man goes everywhere except home to his wife, trouble follows. Copyright © 2013 by Gwendolyn L. Baines). Got a problem, email gwenbaines@hotmail. com or write to her at address above (to receive a reply, send a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Kelly Rowland was a knockout in a strategically revealing Georges Chakra Couture dress

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

After a couple of years of having one artist or group basically dominating the awards, this year’s award recipients were pretty evenly spread out amongst the nominees. In addition, the Recording Academy handed out its top awards to a whole new generation of winners Sunday night at the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach took home four awards, including producer of the year, and three with his bandmate Patrick Carney, including best rock performance and rock song for “Lonely Boy” and best rock album for “El Camino.” This is amazing,” Auerbach said, before thanking everyone in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Newcomer group “Fun” got everyone’s attention performing “Carry On” in a simulated downpour, afterwards winning song of the year for their smash “We Are Young,” and best new artist. Mum-

ford and Sons took home the big enchilada, album of the year, for “Babel,” The group’s lead singer Marcus Mumford expressed shock because in his words said, “The Black Keys have been sweeping up all day and deservedly so.” The band’s only other win from its six nominations was for best long form video. Rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West won three awards -- best rap song and best rap performance for “In Paris” and best rap/ sung collaboration for “No Church in the Wild” with Frank Ocean, who also won best urban contemporary album for his “Channel Orange” album. Gotye picked up three awards, including record of the year for his breakup song “Somebody That I Used to Know,” an award he received from surprise presenter Prince. Skrillex also won three, sweeping his dance music nominations. Kelly Clarkson collected the best pop vocal album for “Stronger” and Jay-Z added a little humor by saying “I’d like to thank the swap meet for this hat,” while pointing to The Dream’s baseball cap as the two accepted the trophy for best rap/sung collaboration for “Ho Church In The Wild.” Last year’s mega-winner, Adele, took home an award for best pop solo performance for “Set Fire to the Rain,” and seemed a little surprised. “I just wanted to be part of the night because I loved it last year--obviously,” she said. Justin Timberlake took the opportunity afforded via the Grammy broadcast, to debut “Pusher Love,” a new track from his upcoming “The 20/20 Experience,” as well as his current single “Suit and Tie,” featuring Jay-Z. The show was sprinkled with tributes to the late, jazz piano great, Dave Brubeck, lead by master jazz pianist Chick Correa and the late great reggae king Bob Marley, led by Bruno Mars who was joined by Sting, Rihanna and members of the Marley family. The show had it’s high and low points but made the grade over all. For a complete list of winners go to my blog www. rychmccainhollyhoodnotes.blogspot. com


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Centerstone Research Institute Promotes Four

NASHVILLE, TN — Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving behavioral healthcare through research and information technology, today announced that it has promoted four of its professionals: • Kathryn Bowen, PhD, has been named vice president for research and evaluation. • April Bragg, PhD, has been named vice president for research advancement. • Jan Goodson has been named vice president for grant writing and research communications. • Christina VanRegenmorter, MSSW, has been named director of the Center for Clinical Excellence and National Policy. “Kathryn, April, Jan and Christina are vital members of the CRI team,” said Tom Doub, PhD, CEO of CRI. “These outstanding women have been integral in our efforts to improve the quality and effectiveness of care available to those with mental health and addiction disorders. I’m proud to recognize their accomplishments with these promotions and look forward to collaborating with each of them as we seek ways to advance CRI’s work across the nation in the months to come.” As vice president for research and evaluation, Dr. Kathryn Bowen oversees CRI’s clinical research and evaluation divisions in Tennessee and Indiana. Her work will include expanding CRI’s focus on improved implementation and sustainability of evidencebased practices across behavioral healthcare. PreDr. Kathryn Bowen viously, Bowen served as

Tucker Cont’d from page 1A adviser at Compass Executives, a management consulting services firm focused on entrepreneurial leaders of private and public companies. The firm has offices in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn. Previously, Tuckerserved in many senior management positions at Dallas-based Alliance Data Systems, later becoming president of human resources and transaction services, with responsi-

Director Cont’d from page 1A Court who suffer from severe and persistent co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. Tucker toured the DC4 Residential Drug Court Facility, attended a meeting with top state officials, was present for the graduation ceremony, and heard testimony from program graduates. The program has become one of the most comprehensive problemsolving courts in the United States. Since it began in 1996, more than 600 people have successfully completed DC4; 100% of graduates go on to obtain employment,

director of evaluation and senior program evaluator at CRI. She holds a PhD from Cornell University, a CRNP from the University of Colorado as well as a master’s degree from the State University of New York and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Murray State University. Bowen also served for 6 years Active Duty and 4 years in the Reserves with the U.S. Army. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association. Dr. April Bragg, vice president for research and advancement, is focusing on growing CRI’s philanthropic base to allow the organization to invest further in new research and technology innovation efforts. She also will seek to build additional strategic relationships for CRI through the Knowledge Network, a national collaborative of academic researchers, mental healthcare providers, policymakers, and industry leaders that CRI founded. Dr. Bragg, who previously served as CRI’s research communications manager, received her PhD in cell biology from Vanderbilt Dr. April Bragg University and Bachelor of Science in biology from Emory and Henry College. She completed postdoctoral training in physiology and biophysics at University of Washington. Jan Goodson, vice president for grant writing and research communications, leads the development and submission of CRI’s grant applications and proposals, and directs all of CRI’s internal and external communications. An integral member of the grant writing team at Centerstone since 2003, Goodson is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where she received a Bachelor of

bilities for networks, utility and mail services. Among other companies Tucker has worked for in his long career are Northwestern Airlines, United Parcel Service and Northern Telecom. He currently serves on several boards including the LEAD Public Schools of Nashville, the Nashville Public Radio, and the 100 Black Men of Nashville. Tucker, who holds a B.S. degree from TSU, will serve out the remaining one year of Malone’s term as Board chairman. and many continue to meet weekly for support long after completing the program. DC4 helps offenders deal with their addiction, find support, and get back on their feet. Prior to the availability of DC4, many would have found themselves back in jail, homeless, and/or still addicted to drugs. Left to right: Judge Daniel B. Eisenstein, Judge Seth W. Norman, Corrections Commissioner Derek Schofield, Deputy Director Benjamin Tucker, Safety and Homeland Security Director Bill Gibbons, and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Doug Varney.

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law, but explains and reaffirms what the law states for screening job applicants or workplace that can result in hiring workers, and is useful employment being denied to employers to ensure combecause of errors,” said Jen- pliance with Title VII of the nifer Bellamy, legislative Civil Rights Act of 1964. “The letter reminds the counsel at the ACLU WashCommission that people ington Legislative Office. “Fair, balanced and work- with criminal records must able hiring procedures that have access to jobs to ensure do not discriminate against their success,” Bellamy said. minorities must be available “The Guidance must explain for people with arrests and to employers how to conduct appropriate background criminal records.” checks without violating the The EEOC’s Guidance rights of job applicants. ” Policy does not create new

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Science in psychology. Under Jan’s leadership, CRI has helped its partners bring in over $95 million in grants in the last 7 years. As director of the Center for Clinical Excellence and National Policy, Christina VanRegenmorter, oversees the work of Centerstone’s new Center for Clinical Excellence. She works with a 9-member crossJan Goodson disciplinary team of quality improvement, technology, and communications professionals focused on introducing evidence-based practices, improving clinical outcomes, and integrating research and technology into Centerstone’s clinical operations in Tennessee and Indiana. VanRegenmorter also oversees federal governmental relations work Christina VanRegenmorter for Centerstone of America, coordinates the Knowledge Network policy work group, and serves as Quality Monitor for the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. Most recently, she previously served as communications and policy coordinator for CRI. She received an MSSW with an emphasis in Evidence Based Practice Across Systems from the University of Tennessee and graduated Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Hope College.

Lawrence Continued from page 1A of his career he has worked in different capacities to provide solutions and empower some of our most vulnerable citizens.” The Rev. Bill Barnes who received the inaugural award last year, joined Mayor Dean at this year’s Project Homeless Connect kick-off event to honor Rusty Lawrence and thank the many volunteers and service providers who signed up for this one-day service event. Rusty Lawrence is the executive director of Urban Housing Solutions, a nonprofit organization he started in 1991 to offer affordable, permanent housing to some of Nashville’s most vulnerable residents. Prior to founding Urban Housing Solutions, Lawrence served as the executive director of the Council of Community Services, a nonprofit planning orga-

nization that identified critical emerging issues and gaps in health & human services. “It’s easy to do something that you love,” Lawrence said. “And I love developing affordable housing.” Lawrence has been working closely with the Rev. Bill Barnes to create a Housing Trust Fund to serve as a sustainable funding source for affordable housing in Nashville. Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event that provides individuals and families who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness with access to a broad range of services including medical check-ups, foot care, legal advice, employment assistance, pet care, food, toiletries, and much more. The event also helps participants contact long-lost family members, obtain identification and fill out applications for housing opportunities. Project Homeless Connect aims to remove barriers to housing and employment.


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Religion When Christianity Meets Other Faiths: The Need for Religious Tolerance Message by Rev. Jason Curry of Fisk Memorial Chapel

Rev. Jason Curry, Ph.D.

I am a Christian; however, I work in an environment which embraces many different religious traditions. I encounter non-Christians on a daily basis, and my warm and profes-

sional interactions with them are similar to my interactions with people who have come to know God through the message of Jesus Christ. Many people have stated that Nashville is the “buckle of the bible belt;” therefore, my interactions with people of different faiths on a daily basis may not be as common as average Nashvillian. Nevertheless, many people throughout the city know at least one person who embraces a tradition other than Christianity. All of us certainly are certainly aware of, and in many instances admire, highly visible people who were not or are not Christians such as Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Malcolm X, Muhammed

Ali and Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Many of these individuals have had a profound impact on our academic, cultural, artistic and athletic development. Given the wide influence of people who are not Christians in American society, I was shocked to learn that a local mosque was vandalized in Nashville this week. The perpetrator(s) of the act smashed a window in the building, entered it and began to vandalize its interior. Many of the Muslims of this mosque love Nashville, and call America “home,” and they were deeply hurt by the perpetrator(s) of this hate crime. I attended a rally with several clergy, elected officials, law enforcement and commu-

nity based originations at the mosque on Monday to show our support for people who have a legal right to conduct their religious services in America. After all, Freedom on Religion is a right that still protected by the United States Constitution. Jesus Christ was the first Christian, and biblical scholars who have written about the Hellenistic or Greco-Roman culture in which Jesus lived state that Jesus encountered many people who were not Christians. He talked to the woman of Samaria about the Living Waters (John 4:4-14), he healed the servant of the Roman centurion (Matthew 8:5-13) and he preformed miracles around

people who did and did not believe in him (Matthew 13:58). Jesus never coerced anyone into becoming a Christian, and he condemned all acts of violence and brutality (Matthew 5:9, and 26:50-52). In fact, Jesus insisted that we show love towards God, our neighbors (Matthew 22:3739) and our enemies (Matthew 5:44) if we have them. Love is a Christian value, and toleration is an American value. For those of us who may still be working towards showing love toward people even if they are of different faiths, let us continue to embrace the best of our democratic tradition by embracing the valued ideal of toleration for all people.

The 21 Day Joy Cure Everyday Joy by Regina Prude

healthy husband was thrust into a terrifying future. Widowhood, single parenting, being alone--not the life Mandy imagined. Depression is a great sorrow that overcomes you. As a diagnosis, depression impacts millions. Mandy’s abrupt life changing situation brought her face-to-face Regina M. Prude with the reality of dealing “...for this day is holy with a profound, debilitating unto our Lord; neither be ye cloud of depression. Tears and hurt filled sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemi- Mandy’s eyes. Despite growing up in a strong ah 8:10(b) Christian family, a sadness engulfed her that created an My friend’s daughter, almost total spiritual sysMandy, grew up, moved tems failure. Her weight to New Mexico, married, dropped, work became a had a child and embarked challenge, tears flowed freeon a full life with her fam- ly. Even her connection with ily. We were stunned to hear the God she had known and that Mandy’s husband died loved all her life seemed to suddenly of an undiagnosed unravel. heart ailment. The news My prayer for Mandy was devastating. was to provide her with a The impact of that loss strategy for overcoming the has not lessened with time. deep, dark hole that seemed Suddenly, this beautiful, tal- to suck her in. ented professional woman The solution to sadness with a young, seemingly is to apply joy as a prescrip-

tion! Joy is medicine. Your joy strategy is a depression buster. If you or someone you know is experiencing depression, hopelessness or gloom, I recommend the Joy Cure. According to research, anything you do for 21 consecutive days becomes a life-changing habit. In order for joy to become a natural part of your life, continue these joy strategies for 21 days. Here is the first part of my “21 Day Joy” therapy. DAY 1--Rise, shine, give God the glory! Start your day worshipping God; depend on Him for everything. DAY 2--Pursue perfect joy; do it strategically. Map it out. Develop a personal life plan for achieving the most important aspects of how we must live as a Christian. DAY 3--Rewrite tomorrow. Create the future you desire. Stay determined to be joyful, despite tomorrow’s options for a’la carte despair. DAY 4--Put the enemy’s

undisputed agenda on your radar. Attack every mental, physical, emotional effort of Satan to snatch your joy. DAY 5--Take responsibility for your own joyful life. Make every day count. Count it all joy! DAY 6--Get out of the ditch! Do something you enjoy. Connect with people who inspire you. DAY 7--Eliminate the joy stealers. Whenever a gloomy, depressing thought invades your mind, resist it. Starting today, you can eliminate sorrow and sadness from your life, despite whatever is happening externally. Claim the promise of Isaiah 51:11(NIV): “Those the Lord has rescued will return…everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” © Regina M. Prude, 2013

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Teens, Sex and Marriage

At my home we often have family meetings. As the spiritual leader of my home I give our kids an opportunity to talk about anything that is on their mind from God to sex. The Lord asked me to prepare my teens for their future husband and Elder “X” Lawson wives. I had the kids write down exactly what they wanted in a mate. They had to be as specific as possible leaving no stone UN turned. After giving them a week to pray and think over their list we came together and they read their lists out loud. After reading their lists my wife and I had everyone open their bibles to Mathew 6:33 “33 But seek ye first the kingdom of

God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” I explained, if they truly want what they are asking God for they must have faith in God, walk with God, and be obedient to Gods Word. I explained that somewhere on the planet God is with and looking at that person on their list and with faithfulness to the things of God, God will orcastrate their union in time. I explained to them while they are growing to seek to live a Godly life, seek to live a Holy life, and seek to “pursue perfection in an imperfect world.” I explained to them the road will not be easy, the road will be filled with temptation, traps, and bumps, but if they keep their faith in Jesus Christ, they will always walk in victory. I explained to them while many of their friends are having sex, taking drugs, and filling their minds with things that may seem ok to do because everyone else is doing it, those are the very times they must stay focused on the Lord. I explained to them if they stay virgins and focus on their future allowing the power of God to lead them, God will reward them. We

prayed over the lists and posted them on our refrigerator. If you’re reading this and you’ve already crossed the bridge in intimate relations I have good news for you, Jesus Christ paid the price for everything we’ve done wrong. All it takes for God to move in your life is for you to repent right now while you’re reading this and ask God to be the head of your life. If you’ve not accepted Jesus as your savior, read and believe this, Romans 10:9, I confess with my mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that you God raised him from the dead, I want to be saved. Do those things and believe those things in your heart and you are now pursuing perfection in an imperfect world. Do you have any questions and comments, email it to Elderxlawson@yahoo.com Catch “Real Gospel” with The Xman Sunday’s 9a–12n on 88.1FM WFSK. This Sunday I’ll interview 15 year old preacher and singer Jekalyn Carr! Listen live at WFSKFM.ORG. Follow me on Twitter @XuamLawson.

Dialogue Through Arts:

American Muslims Face Intolerance, Cope Creatively The pervasive intolerance, discrimination and violence confronting American Muslims more than a decade after 9/11 hardly comes as a shock to anyone these days. In fact, according to a 2011 Gallup Research Study, approximately one-half of nationally representative samples of Mormons, Protestants, Catholics, Muslims and Jews agree that the majority of Americans are biased toward American Muslims. Sadly, bias-based school bullying, religiously motivated employment discrimination , anti-Muslim hate crimes and opposition to benign mosque construction and expansion projects have become the new, unfortunate “normal.” What may come as a surprise to some, however, are the creative responses American Muslims are adopting to cope with and counter such bias. Meet Aymann Ismail, a 22-year-old American Muslim artist who currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. Ismail is a filmmaker who has been involved with video since the age of 15, when he discovered his love for art in

high school. A medium of communication, film means a lot more to him, however, than a source of entertainment; rather, it is a tool for combating ignorance and undermining anti-Muslim stereotypes. “Being a Muslim in America means you are part of a very tightly knit community that is under attack constantly,” Ismail observed. “Whether it be on television dramas or the news, Muslims are painted in a light that makes them look violent and uncivil ... I am proud that I am both a Muslim and an American, and I want to use my talents as an artist to help change the minds of as many Americans as possible who have false information about Muslims.” In addition to confronting flawed perceptions, Ismail also strives to use his artistic ability to create genuine dialogue to bridge the narrative gap between communities here, and across the world. “Islamaphobia has really gripped the public and everyone seems to be afraid of some kind of Islamic invasion,” he says. “I hope to

open people’s eyes and show them that as Americans, we are just as afraid of terrorism and do not condone violence, just as much as any other American.” Illustrative of this earnest desire to create beneficial dialogue within our global human family is the following almost sevenminute video: https://vimeo. com/16696682. In it, Ismail interviews college students around the Rutgers University campus in New Jersey about Muslims and Americans, highlighting a few cultural and religious problem areas. For instance, Ismail asked students, selected at random, “Do you guys know the differences between being a Muslim and being an Arab?” Unfortunately, many struggled to draw a distinction between the two. When asked, “What are the stereotypes you hear [around] these terms,” students responded almost on cue, “All Muslims and Arab people are terrorists,” “Turbans and beards,” “Lots of clothing for women,” “Deserts,” “Extremists, beneath you” and “Very conserva-

tive, very traditional.” Notably, more than one student identified the media as the primary source reinforcing such negative perceptions, while another cited FOX News as a particular source of consternation. Next, Ismail conducted a similar interview in preRevolution Egypt. Among other inquiries, he questioned young Egyptian males (similarly chosen at random) about their views of Americans and our country. Responses frequently focused on democracy, education and technology. “I interviewed Egyptians about how they feel about their own country and what their opinion is about Americans,” he explained. “Combined, it is a dialogue between the West and the Middle East. And that is exactly what needs to happen in our country to expel these stereotypes: dialogue.” Significantly, Ismail then used the comparative footage to facilitate precisely that -- a candid exchange -- at a Rutgers-sponsored event attended by more than 100 faculty members and students. A robust Q & A ensued. “Everyone was so curious as to how these Egyptians w e r e n’ t s c re am ing ‘Death

to the Infidels’ and ‘Death to America,’” he recalls. “Everyone asked questions about daily life, and the role of Islam in a country like Egypt, and how it has been preserved in the Muslim community here in America. Dialogue is the first step in dispelling ignorance.” If you haven’t already, take a moment to watch Ismail’s footage. To be sure, perceptions matter -- they inform public opinion and may manifest themselves in harmful actions, such as incidents of bias, hate or even violence against innocents. Ultimately, the dialogue envisioned by Ismail is one effective means of enhancing intercultural understanding, preventing and resolving conflict and promoting peace initiatives, here and abroad. This is particularly true of our classrooms, which are natural learning environments. Rutgers should be applauded for sponsoring such an exchange and other institutions, including high schools, should emulate the Rutgers model by fostering and facilitating candid, age-specific inter-cultural exchanges -- regularly. I incorporate high schools by design: Last Spring, I was asked to conduct a female empowerment workshop in Manhattan. The workshop’s participants consisted of approximately 25 young American Mus-

lim girls hailing from New York’s five boroughs, and ranging in age from 12 to 20. Notably, all but one attendee donned a Hijab. When asked by a show of hands how many had experienced an act of discrimination or had been otherwise bullied in school, they looked perplexed until one asked aloud, “Do you mean being called a terrorist?” Upon responding in the affirmative, all of the participants raised their hands. When asked if they had related the incident to a parent, family member or school administrator, none of the participants reported doing so. When asked why, they explained, “No one is going to do anything about it,” and “We get called ‘terrorist’ all the time,” while describing additional instances of harassment experienced in delis, at gas stations, on the street and other places of public accommodation. Time and again, while engaging with Muslim youth at schools, universities and community forums, a common anecdotal thread characterizing their ultimate educational experience is underreported bias-based bullying and otherwise discriminatory incidents at school. The statistics barely glimpse the prejudice endemic to the Muslim educational experience.


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HBCU Journalists Gathered for Student Media Conference at Freedom Forum

Professor Wanda Peters, adviser to The Gramblinite, campus newspaper at Grambling University in Louisiana, views news clips on display at the Conference

Veteran journalist Dwight Lewis who spent 40 years in the news business as a reporter and editor at The Tennessean in Nashville, shares his career story with students participating in the recent 2013 National HBCU Student News Media Conference

Delano Massey (front left), metropolitan editor of the Lexington, KY Herald-Leader, reviews and critiques a college newspaper as its staffers listen attentively

By Reginald Stuart

College journalists from historically Black colleges and universities across the South converged on Nashville earlier this month for three days of intense mentoring aimed at boosting their chances of succeeding in the news business. Student journalists from Fisk and Tennessee State universities were joined by peers and advisers from nearly a dozen other institutions including Hampton, Florida A & M, Prarie View, Kentucky State, Southern and Grambling universities for the annual National HBCU Student News Media Conference. It was held at the John Seigenthaler First Amendment Center. The Center and the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute hosted the gathering organized by the Black College Communication Association, the national organization of journalism teachers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s). This was the 15 annual national conference. Victor Bradley, a Fisk junior and editor of The Fisk Forum, the campus newspaper, echoed other participants when asked his opinions about participating. Bradley said attending was “most definitely” of value to him as a college newspaper editor. “It was a great shot in the arm,” he said, explaining he learned much from listening to the roster of professionals who volunteered to mentor the students on every aspect of being a journalist. He and others also talked of the value of being able to share experiences with their peers and learn the daily challenges and responsibilities of being a campus paper editor. Over the course of the conference, the student journalists heard an enlightening talk from journalism legend John Seigenthaler. He spoke on the evolution of the First Amendment, its importance to women and minorities in the past century and the how some modern day social media practitioners are using the First Amendment as a shield for their legal, yet less than ethical, activities of spreading lies and hurtful information. WPLN News Director Anita Bugg spoke on the value of radio news. George Walker, staff photographer for The Tennessean, gave the students a special three hour coaching session on photography. WKRN-TV News Anchor, Anne Holt, offered a reality check talk to the students loaded with practical advice about the hard work involved in building a career and

ing critiques of individuals’ stories. Massey took extensive time for individual newspaper critiques. The students got solid reminders about the continued importance of the Black press from Nashville publisher Sam Latham and veteran journalist Sandra Long Weaver, editorial consultant to The Tennesee Tribune. “There’s an opportunity to really have any impact,” Weaver said as she and Latham stressed the importance of the Black news media today, noting the Black press today is often the only news medium that can be relied on to advance some issues of important to Blacks in society. The students were reminded by veteran journalist Dwight Lewis of how “cool” a journalism career is. Lewis recapped highlights of his 40 years in the news business to make his point, describing a journalism career as “a great opportunity to meet people, see things and make a difference.” Lewis’s message about the importance of the news media in modern day society was reinforced in talks from Rufus Friday, publisher of the Lexington (Ky. Herald-

Leader and Wendi Thomas, columnist and assistant managing editor of The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal morning daily newspaper. “Our way of life cannot survive without the kind of reporting newspapers provide,” said Friday, noting that regardless of the emergence of one new kind of information medium after the next, people rely on newspapers as the fair and balanced source for information. “Getting perspectives from the professionals was extremely beneficial,” said Maulana Moore, a junior at Hampton University and editor of The Hampton Script, one of several campus newspapers to win awards for outstanding work. “It’s kind of like going to a revival…,” she said, characterizing the conference sessions as energizing. “This conference allowed me to revitalize my staff and our service to the community.” A panel of professional journalists around the country judged the work of participating campus newspapers and news Websites, awarding honors in 16 different categories.

Rufus Friday, publisher of the Lexington, KY Herald-Leader, assures students society will need good journalists regardless of how the information media changes

the choices and sacrifices one must make along the way to balance career and family. “Give it your best shoot,” Holt told the students after reflecting on the challenges she faced in a career than has spanned more than 30 years. She encouraged them to think out of the box, take on jobs and assignments they may not want and be sure to know what they want out of life and make the tough choices that most certainly will come their way. “At the end of the day you are the person you have to satisfy,” Holt told the students who swarmed around her with questions after her formal talk ended. The Tennessean political editor Scott Stroud talked of the work involved in putting together special projects, using the papers’ current Civil Rights series as a model. Don Hudson, executive editor of the Decatur (Ala.) Daily newspaper teamed with Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader metropolitan editor Delano Massey in back to back sessions on improving writing and reporting skills. Val Hoeppner, social media guru at the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, Nancy DeVille, Tennessean reporter, and reporter Lydia X. McCoy of the Knoxville NewsSentinel provided coaching on internships, how to interview for a first job and preparing winning resumes. They also gave writTELC0775_Mjj_2013_BHM_5.23x10.5.indd 1

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Saluting Dr. Patterson, Founder of the UNCF Black History Month celebrations are incomplete without a salute to nationally recognized fundraiser Dr. Frederick Douglas Patterson, founder of the United Negro College Fund. Named for abolitionist Frederick Douglas, Dr. Patterson was committed not only to fundraising but to collective fundraising that has changed the lives of generations of African Americans Born in 1901, orphaned at age two, and raised by his sister Patterson earned a teaching certificate from Prairie View Normal and Industrial Institute in Texas by age 14; and a doctorate in veterinary science by age 22 and a master of science degree by age 27 both

from Iowa State university. At 32 he earned a second doctorate from Cornell University. At 34 he began his tenure as the third president of Tuskegee Institute, a position he held for 25 years. As president Dr. Patterson established the university’s School of Veterinary Science and continued the institute’s strong fundraising tradition begun by its founder Dr. Booker T. Washington. He also authored the weekly column The Southern Viewpoint published in the Pittsburgh Courier. On Saturday January 30, 1943 Dr. Patterson published his thoughts on the need for collective fundraising to benefit private black colleges with the title “Would it not be wise

for some Negro schools to make joint appeals to public for funds?” And so it began. In 1944 Dr. Patterson founded the United Negro College Fund and launched the first national campaign to raise funds for twenty seven private, historically black colleges and universities from across the south serving 12,000 students with income of $765,000. Fast forward to today and UNCF has raised more than $3.3 billion, almost $1.5 billion of which has been raised in the past decade alone, to enable more than 400,000 deserving students to earn the college degrees they want and need but might not otherwise be able to afford. The organization is ranked among the top ten charitable organizations in the country by The Non-Profit Times and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Dr. Patterson could have focused his energies on raising funds for Tuskegee. Instead he was unselfish in his commitment to access to higher education for African Americans. In addition to founding UNCF Dr. Patterson founded the College Endowment Funding Plan for which he was awarded the

Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. The CEFP raised over $60 million for 36 participating schools. He also served as president of the PhelpsStokes Fund focused on African Americans and higher education. He had a vision for both fundraising and social financing that leveraged private and public funding. From the very beginning he encouraged African Americans to give to HBCUs with his 1943 words “...such a campaign might well begin with Negro people of America.” It not only began, it continues. We salute Dr. Patterson a visionary African American fundraiser who created one of the most well-known and well-respected fundraising organizations in the United States of America. The UNCF is a preeminent American organization known across the globe by its iconic slogan “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

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32nd Annual Conference on African-American History and Culture Held at TSU

Community members from across Middle Tennessee attended the 32nd Annual Conference on African-American History and Culture held February 8 at TSU’s Avon Williams campus. Among those attending l-r, Dr. Revis Mithcell, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Fisk Univ; Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, President TSU; Ms. Linda T. Wynn, Conference Co-chair; Senator Thelma Harper, 19th district; and Dr. Amiri Y. Al-Hadid, Retired former Chair of Africana Studies (photo by John Cross, TSU Media Relations)

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African American Women Leadership Brunch With Go Red For Women

Held during American Heart Month AND Black History Month, this is an event to help African-American women make poor heart health part of their past history, and guide them ahead toward a healthier future. Female African-American leaders will gather at Meharry Medical College at this first-ever 10-11:30 a.m. event, to learn Meharry Medical College, how Go Red For New Alumni Hall, Women can help Nashville them improve Free, Advance reservation required: 615.327.6531 women’s heart Guests are encouraged health, and hear to wear RED! from a female cardiologist why African American women need to be especially aware of their hearts, even more so than the general population. More than 100 guests are expected, many from the Coalition of African American Women Leaders (AKA, Zeta, Links, Ladies of Distinction and more). Heart disease - once thought of as a “man’s” disease – is actually a woman’s biggest health threat. It’s

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the number one killer of women in the United States. For African American women, the risk of heart disease is especially great. Heart disease is more prevalent among Black women than white women. They are more likely to have heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure, overweight and obesity, and diabetes. Black women are alsoless likely to be aware of

their own risk of heart disease. This event will bring together African-American women in the fight for heart health. EVENT HOSTS: Center for Women’s Health Research, Meharry Medical College, Close the Gap American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women, Be Heart Smart Project Boston Scientific

l-r, Skanska employees Victoria Whitlow, senior project accountant, and Heidi Shapter, insurance administrator, wear red in support of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

Employees from Skanska’s Nashville office, Marriott and Boyle Investment Company raise awareness of heart disease by participating in the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

“This is the first year for Skanska to participate in the Wear Red Day event,” said Amy Mazzo, manager for new markets of Skanska’s Healthcare Center of Excellence. “Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but it affects us all – men and women – and we think it’s important to raise awareness about this disease.”

Representatives from the Marriott and Boyle Investment Company also attended the event. In 2003, the American Heart Association created National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of this critical issue. Wear Red Day takes place each year on the first Friday in February.

Skanska Celebrates National Wear Red Day

NASHVILLE, TN — Skanska USA’s Nashville employees celebrated the American Heart Association’s Wear Red Day event on Friday, Feb. 1, by hosting a Wear Red lunch for staff members and surrounding businesses at its Nashville office to raise awareness of heart disease.

l-r, Nashville Skanska employees Alisha Wix, marketing manager; Mendy Mazzo, VP of business development; Amy Mazzo, manager for new markets of Skanska’s Healthcare Center of Excellence; Joanie Hatch, office manager; and Kate Abrams, administrative assistant, participate in Skanska’s Wear Red Day event


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FUNdraising Good Times Workshop Teaches Non-Profits How to Raise Money

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NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Tribune hosted the FUNdraising Good Times workshop Saturday at Panachè Private Dining facilities. The fund development strategist firm, Saad & Shaw, presented the program to a group of non-profit organizations. Saad & Shaw have a track record of providing clients with a unique brand of fundraising that combines marketing, corporate partnerships, and the best of business leadership with fundraising fundamentals. The firm is known for designing innovative fundraising programs that increase revenue, strengthen partnerships, and provide value to all parties. Together husband and wife, Pearl and Mel Shaw, have created one of the most experienced, innovative, and creative powerhouse partnerships in fundraising consultancy today. Church members, non-profit

groups, and other community service based organizations attended the workshop. The event gave them the opportunity to learn more about fundraising and to work directly with the Shaw’s. The limited seating event cost $30 per person and included: • In-person training with Mel and Pearl Shaw • Free copy of new book – Prerequisites for Fundraising Success • Free subscription to The Tennessee Tribune newspaper • Free 10-minute consultation with Mel and Pearl (limited to first 12 participants) • A Full breakfast. • And Prizes. The highlight of the event allowed participants to meet in separate groups and then pitch to the Shaw’s as if they were potential board members and financial sponsors. Mel and Pearl Shaw continue to share strategies required to build a solid fundraising program from the ground up. Together they work with diverse clients providing a unique brand of fundraising that combines marketing, corporate partnerships, and the best of business leadership with fundraising fundamentals. They share their approach through their weekly newspaper column, “FUNdraising Good Times,” and their blog at www.fundraisinggoodtimes.com. To contact Saad & Shaw for information on how to help your non-profit raise money or for onsite training in your facility please email them at info@ saadandshaw.com

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MDHA Executive Director Ryan Steps Down NASHVILLE, TN — At its monthly meeting the The Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency approved an agreement which included the resignation of Executive Director Phil Rayan from his position after 21 years of service with nearly 11 in the executive director’s role. “I am fortunate to have worked with the dedicated and proud MDHA team for more than two decades,” said Ryan. “Our focus has been on serving the more than 28,000 residents we house, on sustainable downtown and on neighborhood redevelopment. I’ve given my all to the job, seven days a week, and after much thought, I feel now is a good time for me to pursue other career opportunities.” Accomplishments under Ryan’s lead-

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ership include: −Significant renovations or rebuilds at 14 of 20 MDHA residential properties, as well as plans for redevelopment of Cayce Place in East Nashville; Significant investment in sustainability becoming one of the ten largest solar power generators in the city as well as one of the largest users of extremely high-efficiency variable refrigerant volume (VRV) heating and cooling systems for residential property in Nashville; Expanded use of tax increment financing, with MDHA-supported renovation or adaptation of nearly two dozen historic structures, including the Hermitage Hotel and the redevelopment of multiple historic commercial structures for residential use; Partnering to acquire land for the Music City Center, the Omni Hotel and an expanded Country Music

Hall of Fame; Led the creation of redevelopment plans for the east and west banks of the Cumberland River; Instituted the creation of new redevelopment districts and pushed the creation of new infrastructure and streetscape projects in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood, 12th Avenue South, Jefferson Street, Dickerson Road, Charlotte Pike and many other Nashville neighborhoods. MDHA Board Chairman Ralph Mosley said, “Phil has pursued efficiency and service to our residents and to Nashville’s citizens untiringly. We wish him the best. MDHA will continue striving to fulfill its mission to create affordable housing opportunities for Nashvillians, nurture our neighborhoods, and build a greater downtown.”

Atlanta Teen Talented Virtuoso Violinist, Still Has Goals by Maria Lloyd

I had the pleasure of speaking with a talented 15-year-old virtuoso violinist out of Atlanta, GA. While most teens of his age, ethnicity, and gender are emulating the actions of hip-hop artists and athletes who engage in risky behavior, Andrew Koonce is honing his craft as a skilled virtuoso violinist. Having attained a laundry list of achievements, including the highest honor of being named Concertmaster of the Georgia All State 6-8th Grade Orchestra in Savannah, Georgia, and receiving the Heritage Music Festival Maestro Award, Koonce still believes he has a long way to go to achieve his ultimate goal. In case you’re wondering what that goal is, Koonce simply said “to get better.” Driven, intelligent, and persistent, Koonce reveres Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as his hero because of Dr. King’s efforts to open

doors to make it possible for him and other African Americans to achieve their goals. He also reveres famed violinist Itzhak Pearlman as a role model, citing he has incredible skill despite having a physical disability acquired from contracting Polio at the age of four. When I asked the teen what words of encouragement he has for troubled youth in his demographic race and age group, he simply said: “Get involved in something.” He also recommended various activities that teens can immerse themselves in. My conversation with this bright child reminded me of the reward of good parenting, as evidenced by his father’s outreach to our team and support of his son’s talent. I have no doubt in my mind that Andrew Koonce will be a globally respected name in the classical music sector.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - 20, 2013

...game time!

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TSU Loses to Defending Champs By Ron Wynn

Last season TSU had three epic battles with Murray State for OVC supremacy, with the final one also deciding the conference’s NCAA berth. Saturday night Murray State showed they not only are defending conference champions, but also won’t be easily relinquishing the title. They defeated TSU 69-48, flexing their muscles in the game’s final eight minutes after TSU had narrowed the score to 42-40. The Racers outscored the Tigers 27-8 over that stretch, blowing open what had been a hotly contested game by controlling both boards, taking advantage of turnovers and making tough shots. Though senior guard Isiah Canaan, a potential NBA draft pick, tends to get most of Murray State’s national attention, forward Ed Daniel was the difference Saturday. Daniel had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kellen Thornton was TSU’s leading scorer with 12 points. He also had nine rebounds (Thornton’s second in the conference in that category, averaging 9.5 per game). Murray State is 9-2 in the OVC (18-5 overall), and completed a week where they dealt Belmont its first league loss and handed TSU its fourth OVC defeat (the Tigers are 14-11 overall). TSU faces Belmont Thursday night in a key OVC matchup at the Gentry Center. The game will not only be televised on ESPNU, but have a special starting time of 6 p.m. It’s being billed as a “Love & Basketball” event, and fans are asked to wear white for the evening. The Lady Tigers evened their OVC mark at 5-5 Saturday, defeating Austin Peay 75-52 in Clarksville. Their defense was outstanding, completely shutting down Austin Peay from the field for over nine minutes during the first half, and holding them under 60 for the game. TSU moved from a 14-14 deadlock into a huge lead with that 18-2 run. They then cruised to victory. Jasmin Shuler led TSU with 14 points.

BY RON WYNN Great Basketball Legends Should Never Be Forgotten

Murray State forward Ed Daniel had 18 points and 10 rebounds Saturday night against Tennessee State, as the Racers pulled away late to defeat the Tigers 69-48. It completed a week where the Racers also handed Belmont their first conference loss, and reasserted themselves as the team to beat in the OVC.

Meghan Bussabarger had 11 for Austin Peay, who is 1-10 in the OVC (6-17 overall). TSU (9-12) faces Belmont Saturday night at the Gentry Center. The game begins at 7 p.m., and fans are urged to wear pink in support of the Lady Tigers. Fisk’s men and women both enjoyed their second GCAC wins of the season Saturday over Dillard. Darrell Miller, a 6’ 7’’ forward from Nashville, had 24 points and 14 rebounds in a dominating performance that paced the Bulldogs to a blowout 83-67 victory. Fisk took an early eight point-lead, moving ahead by 19 at the half (42-23). They led by as many as 24 with less than nine minutes (8:50) remaining before coach Derek Watkins cleared his bench. Fisk is 2-7 in the conference (6-14 overall). The Lady Bulldogs had a much tougher game, but emerged 71-63 winners. Raona Stowers had 17 points as they defeated a Dillard team hoping to even its conference mark. Instead, they suffered their sixth loss in 10 games (617 overall). Fisk’s new President James H. Williams and his wife were honored at halftime of the men’s game. The two

teams’ next games were at home Monday night against Xavier. Belmont bounced back from its first OVC loss against Murray State Saturday, defeating visiting Austin Peay 7865. The win was their 20th this year. The Bruins have equaled or surpassed that milestone eight of the last 10 years. The victory kept them ahead in their division of the conference at 11-1 (20-5 overall). Ian Clark had another strong game with 25 points, making five of 11 from three-point territory. But he wasn’t Belmont’s top scorer. That honor went to J.J. Mann, who enjoyed his finest game as a Bruin. Mann had 26 points and hit six of 11 three-pointers. Travis Betran had 22 points for Austin Peay, who lost its eighth game in a row. They have won only one of 11 conference games and just five of 25 for the season. A 14-2 run late in the first half cemented the victory, with Belmont coasting to a 36-21 halftime lead. Both the Belmont men and women will face TSU later this week at the Gentry Center, with the men’s team coming in Thursday and the women’s Saturday.

Tennessee Men Finally Get Road Win like a preseason All-SEC choice. Stokes had 20 points and 10 rebounds, his ninth Tennessee finally got the SEC road double-double this year. He had three ofwin it had been seeking Sunday, as they fensive rebounds in the final five minutes. edged the South Carolina Gamecocks 66- Stokes also made eight of 13 free throws. 61 in Columbia. It was their 12th straight Several came down the stretch, while he victory over South Carolina, who lost its also made six of nine attempts from the fourth straight game. The win also came floor. His presence was equally huge defendespite an awful showing from UT’s leading scorer Jordan McRae. McRae made sively as Stokes had four blocked shots. “When he’s (Stokes) playing with the only one of seven shots from the floor and finished with seven points, half his level of strength he has, it really takes two average. Fortunately, the one he made put guys to keep him off the glass,” South UT ahead for good. It was a three-pointer Carolina coach Frank Martin told the Asfrom the right corner with 3:17 remaining sociated Press. Yet, it was former starter Golden, and Tennessee down 57-55. After McRae’s basket, Skylar McBee whose work was viewed by UT coach hit another three, then Trae Golden add- Cuonzo Martin as most critical to their ed two foul shots. The Gamecocks were victory. “I don’t think we get out of here down 63-58, and never recovered. There alive without Trae Golden,” Martin said. Golden had 16 points, making four of were 12 ties and 16 lead changes as the two teams battled evenly from opening eight from the field and eight of 10 free throws. He had six of those in the second tip until the final minutes. Tennessee got another outstanding half, several on the back end of driving performance from Jarnell Stokes, who buckets that either tied the score or rehas rounded into form, and is now playing stored UT’s lead. He also provided the By Ron Wynn

This Day in Sports

On this day in 1966 the legendary Wilt Chamberlain broke the NBA scoring record with 20, 884 points. During his extraordinary career Chamberlain won four MVP awards, played on two championship teams, and set a host of records. He was the first NBA player to score both 25,000 and 30,000 points, the only center to win the assists title, and the only player to ever score 100 points in a game. He finished his career with 31,419 points, but his alltime scoring mark was later broken by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Chamberlain is also the only man in both the basketball and volleyball Halls of Fame, and the only one to average 30 points and 20 rebounds a game nine times (as well as over his entire career). He died in 1999 at 63.

leadership and floor direction Tennessee had been missing in previous losses. South Carolina was led by freshman Michael Carrera, who had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Carrera made six of nine from both the floor and foul line, causing UT considerable matchup problems. But no South Carolina player was that effective in the final moments, as UT did all the necessary little things to get their fourth SEC win in 10 games (12-10 overall). South Carolina fell to 2-8 in the SEC (12-11 overall). Tennessee faced Vanderbilt in Nashville Wednesday. They entertain defending SEC regular season and NCAA champion Kentucky in Knoxville on Saturday. The noon game airs on WTVF-5. The Lady Vols bounced back from suffering their first conference loss Sunday, rolling over Ole Miss 97-68. It was Tennessee’s 24th straight win over the Lady Rebels. They haven’t lost to them since 1996. UT is ranked 12th nationally, and stand at 10-1 in the SEC (19-5 overall). Ole Miss dropped their ninth conference game in 10 tries (8-15 overall). UT has its second game with Vanderbilt Sunday in Knoxville. The 1:30 p.m. start airs on ESPN 2.

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Long before he became famous for hitting 20-foot bank shots off either foot on the fast break Sam Jones was thrilling crowds at North Carolina Central. Red Auerbach, the Celtics’ coaching guru, never saw him play, but trusted the word of former player turned coach “Bones” McKinney that Jones was great. He became a Hall-of-Famer for the Celtics. Likewise, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe’s famous spins, twists and pivots were well known to Black college basketball fans during his time at Winston-Salem State University, where he starred under the guidance of Clarence “Big House” Gaines. Monroe was the NCAA College Division Player of the Year in 1967, averaging an amazing 41.5 points a game, and leading the Rams to the NCAA College Division championship before he started turning heads for the old Baltimore Bullets. Dick “Skull” Barnett’s famous cry “fall back, baby” was made for the Tennessee State Tigers before he was part of the New York Knicks championship teams of the early ‘70s. TSU’s legendary coach John McClendon learned the game at the feet of the game’s creator Dr. James Naismith, and was later a pioneering pro coach. The New York Rens and early editions of the Harlem Globetrotters battled top white teams in exhibitions long before pro basketball fully integrated and became what it is today, a global game. Yet, the role and impact of the early Black teams and players, as well as the importance of HBCU’s in pro basketball’s evolution, often goes unnoticed. Fortunately, that will be addressed this weekend in a special Black History Month ceremony held at the Church of Scientology, 1130 Avenue South. One of the program’s organizers has made plenty of his own history. “Jumping” Johnny Kline, now Dr. John Kline, was once a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. During the mid and late ‘50s, they played all over the world, once had an undefeated season, and even won the “World Series of Basketball.” Kline, Wayne State University’s Athlete of the Year in 1952, was determined to see that the exploits of Black pioneers get recognized. In addition to returning to school and eventually earning his doctorate, he founded the Black Legends of Basketball in 1996. This organization recognizes the game’s underappreciated founders and heroes. His efforts earned Dr. Kline the Mannie Jackson-Basketball Human Spirit Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. This special ceremony and banquet is Feb. 16. In addition, a week-long exhibit will be on display there featuring pamphlets, posters and photos covering the years 1900-1960. It also includes prime footage of both the Rens and Globetrotters. Those who want to attend the ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m., can purchase individual tickets for $40 ($300 for tables of eight). Proceeds are going to a worthy cause, Nashville City Hoops. But those unable to make the ceremony can still enjoy enjoy the exhibit, which will be on display during the day in the church’s community room. While everyone can’t be part of athletic history, we can all recognize and salute it.

Tennessee welcomes defending NCAA champion Kentucky to Knoxvile, while Vanderbilt entertains new SEC foe Texas A&M. The Predators continue a busy run of home games with a contest against Anaheim. Middle Tennessee hopes to cement its status as the top men and women’s teams in the Sun Belt with games against Arkansas-Little Rock and TSU’s Lady Tigers face Belmont at Gentry Center. Plus follow weekday TSU, Vandy, UT, Predators and Memphis Grizzlies’ games on the Tribune website tntribune.com.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - 20, 2013

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Vandy Gets Revenge Against Arkansas

Vanderbilt’s Kedren Johnson battles Arkansas BJ Young for a loose ball during Saturday’s decisive 67-49 Commodore victory. It was Arkansas’ lowest point total of the season and the win snapped a four-game Vanderbilt losing streak

they got strong offensive contributions from multiple players. Junior Rod Odom The Vanderbilt Commodores got a has been in and out the lineup this searare SEC showcase win Saturday, rout- son, but had 15 points and was consistent ing the Arkansas Razorbacks 67-49 at against Arkansas. Sheldon Jeter had 13 Memorial Gym. It was Vandy’s third first half points, and occasional starter conference win and snapped a four-game Josh Henderson had 11 points off the losing streak. It also helped avenge the bench. Only Mardracus Wade (13) was in ugly 56-33 defeat Vanderbilt suffered in Little Rock, where they scored only 11 double figures for Arkansas. B.J. Young points the entire first half. This time they was a star against Vandy in the first were the team that put on the defensive game, but was virtually invisible this clinic, limiting the Razorbacks to a sea- time, as well as Marshawn Powell. They son-low 30 percent from the field, and had been averaging 32 points as a tandem. This game Young scored seven and holding them under 50 points. Arkansas (5-5 OVC. 14-9 overall) Powell five. Powell also was in foul trouhasn’t yet won a road game in either the ble throughout, playing only 17 minutes. Despite their generally inept play, ArSEC or outside the state. Their coach Mike Anderson took the blame on TV kansas was down only 43-38 with 11:44 for the loss, saying his players had taken remaining. Then the Commodores entoo many bows following their 80-69 up- joyed a 9-0 run, ending any suspense. set of Florida last Tuesday, and weren’t Kendren Johnson continued battling shoulder problems, but scored the cliready to play Saturday. It also helped the Commodores that matic three-pointer that sealed the RaBy Ron Wynn

NHL

Preds Have Lost Weekend By Ron Wynn

Nashville’s offensive problems reappeared over the weekend, as their inability to score was evident in a pair of losses they suffered to the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks. Playing before sellout crowds in both Minnesota (18,806) and at home (17,113) the Predators scored a grand total of one (1) goal in two games. They lost 2-1 in overtime to Minnesota Saturday, then suffered their third shutout loss of the season 3-0 to the undefeated Blackhawks Sunday. Despite having recently won four in a row and putting together a nine-goal outburst in two games prior to Saturday, the Predators rank at the bottom of the NHL in both scoring and shots per game. After Sunday, they are averaging only 1.83 goals per game and 21.0 shots. That has negated a sterling defensive average of 1.92 goals allowed per game, third in the league. With the exception of the recent games where they had six and three goals against St. Louis and Los Angeles, the Predators remained locked in a bunch of low-scoring contests where a single mistake can cost them. Their inability to score is why their overall record is 5-3-4. The condensed 48-game season forces teams to play more games in a shorter time frame. The Sunday matchup against Chicago was their third in four nights, while the Blackhawks were taking advantage of a rare break to get two nights rest. But the Predators were far more upset about the 2-1 Saturday night defeat to Minnesota than the 3-0 drubbing they took Sunday. Fatigue had no doubt settled in midway through that Sunday game, even though fortunately goalie Pekka Rinne had not played against the Wild and was fresh. That was fortunate because he stopped 24 of 27 shots, even though the third Blackhawk goal wasn’t among his finest efforts. Nashville only got 17 shots on goal, and a mere seven the first two periods. Sunday’s result was also not how the Predators wanted to begin a six-out-of-seven game home stretch. Saturday they took an early lead when Paul Gaustad scored his first goal of the season at the 10:11 mark. The Wild tied it in the second period, but Chris Mason was

excellent in his second start in net for Nashville. He kept things tied through regulation, stopping 30 shots. Unfortunately, a controversial penalty ultimately spelled defeat for Nashville. Gaustad’s hand inadvertently hit the puck in the faceoff circle with 2:12 left in overtime. The linesman Ryan Galloway immediately blew the play dead and assessed Gaustad a two-minute penalty, citing a new “delay of game” penalty put in this season to keep players from using their hands to win faceoffs. But it is an interpretative ruling, and the Predators insisted there was no intention on Gaustad’s part to hit the puck. The puck had bounced off Galloway’s drop and Gaustad originally had both hands on his stick. No matter, the penalty was called, Devin Setoguchi scored on the power play, and Minnesota had its 2-1 win. While Nashville did get a point for the overtime, no one in their locker room was happy with either that outcome, or the call. Nor were the Predators pleased that former Predators’ defensive stalwart Ryan Suter had two assists and was selected the number one star in his 30 plus minutes of ice time. Suter was on ice for the Predators goal as well. But his presence has been missed on the Nashville back line. Chicago was sitting in Nashville, waiting for the Predators. Though no one used that excuse after the game, the Blackhawks (a sparkling 10-0-2) looked and skated like a far fresher team, given their two days off. Pekka Rinne was back in goal, and he made a host of outstanding saves. Unfortunately, the Predators didn’t mount too many threats against Chicago’s goalie Corey Crawford. A pair of Blackhawk goals in the second period gave them a 2-0 lead. Patrick Kane, voted the game’s number one star for a series of dazzling passes, added a third score at the 4:27 mark of the third period. Crawford has been the goalie of record in several Blackhawk wins (7-0-2). Rinne is 4-3-3, but deserved a far better fate Sunday. Things don’t get any easier for the Predators. They had Tuesday and Thursday games against San Jose and Phoenix, then face Anaheim Saturday. All three games had 7 p.m. starts. The Tuesday and Thursday contests were on Fox Tennessee, while Saturday’s is on SportsSouth.

zorbacks fate. He had nine points, six of them in the final moments. Vanderbilt shot 50 percent from the field and added nine three-point baskets. This was a welcome surge for a Commodore squad ranked last in the SEC at 59.2 points a game. They hadn’t scored over 60 since a Jan. 23 73-61 win over Auburn. They also weren’t hurt nearly as much by turnovers as the previous game. The Razorbacks scored only 10 points off their 15 turnovers, most of them coming well after the game had been decided. Arkansas forced 26 in their previous win, scoring 23 points on them. The Commodores met arch-rival Tennessee Wednesday night in Nashville. Their Saturday opponent is Texas A&M, also at Memorial Gym. The 5:30 p.m. game will be televised on Fox Tennessee. The injury bug bit the Lady Commodores again Sunday, making their 75-53 loss to the tenth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats even tougher to handle. Christina Foggie, the defending Southeastern Conference scoring champion, went out with a knee injury late in the second half. The Lady Commodores trailed 6647 with 4:48 remaining. Foggie collided with Kentucky’s Azia Bishop. She was helped from the floor and didn’t return. The Lady Commodores have already lost post players Stephanie Holzer and Clair Watkins for the season due to knee injuries. Vandy coach Melanie Balcomb said an MRI for Foggie would shortly be scheduled. Foggie had scored 12 points. Tiffany Clarke led Vandy (5-5 SEC, 15-8 overall) with 20 points. But 24 turnovers proved the Lady Commodores undoing, and they were also outrebounded 3927. Kentucky led 31-22 at halftime, as they improved to 9-2 in the SEC (21-3 overall). A’dia Mathies had 28 points for

UK, making five of nine three-pointers. The Lady Commodores next game was Thursday at home against Missouri. The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders blew out Troy 93-41 Saturday, their biggest Sun Belt victory ever. It improved their record to 14-1 in the conference (22-4 overall) as they made a bid for Top 25 status. They have won 11 straight games and 15 of 16. The Blue Raiders shot 72.7 percent from the field in the second half, and 64.4 for the game. They also outrebounded Troy 3716. Raymond Citron led a balanced attack with 20 points, making six of eight from three-point range. J.T. Sulton had 11 points, while Marcos Knight, Shawn Jones and James Galliman each had 10. “This weekend we played like a Top 25 team so I think we should (be getting more votes),” MTSU coach Kermit Davis told Gannett Tennessee. The win gave Davis his 112th Sun Belt victory, which ties him for career conference wins. It was also MTSU’s 26th consecutive regular-season home win, and ties the school record for most conference victories in a season. But the MTSU women suffered a rare upset Sunday, losing 74-70 to Troy in overtime. MTSU had never lost to Troy, beating them 16 straight times before the loss. They also had a 12-game winning streak snapped. MTSU (13-2 Sun Belt, 18-6 overall) shot only 30.5 percent from the field. Ebony Rowe had 28 points and 14 rebounds. Kortni Jones added 22. Joanna Harden had 27 points as Troy (2-12 Sun Belt, 5-18) salvaged a little pride in an otherwise disastrous season. Both the men and women’s teams travel to Arkansas-Little Rock for games Saturday. The women’s game starts at 4:30 p.m., while the men’s will follow at 7 p.m.


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Health The Live Empowered Program Helps Those With Diabetes By Jason Luntz

Diabetes is increasingly growing throughout the country as more Americans suffer from the disease each year. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. It is projected that one out of three children born after the year 2000 will be directly affected by diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems that the African-American community faces today. Compared to the general population, African-Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes. Studies are now showing that more than Four Million Blacks have the disease. Diabetes can have serious effects on the body, including blindness, limb amputation, stroke, and heart disease. Many people take their diabetes lightly because they do not have access to education or adequate healthcare. To address this growing epidemic, the ADA created programs and materials to increase the understanding of the seriousness of diabetes, and its complications among African-Americans. Live Empowered is one such program that has an aim of raising awareness as well as emphasizing healthy lifestyle choices. Initially the ADA created the Live Empowered program to help AfricanAmericans become aware of the burden diabetes had in their community. This campaign grew to include education programs that are primarily carried out in churches and other community facilities. Vanessa Jones Briscoe, PhD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, sits on the Live Empowered Advisory Committee in Nashville and believes it is important that African-Americans realize that diabetes is destructive to the body. “When you hear a person re-

2012-2013 Live Empowered Advisory Committee l-r, Dr. Vanessa Jones-Briscoe, Dr. Alisha Hall, Dr. Arthur Lee, Dr. Cynthia Collins, Dr. Donald Snead, Savitri Matthews, Aurdie Amoo-Asante, Attorney Daniel Marshall, Dr. Wanda Snead

fer to diabetes as a touch of sugar that is a problem,” Briscoe explained. “This causes a real disconnect to heart disease, amputation, and dialysis.” Briscoe also sits on the National Board of Directors of the ADA and helped create the African-American focused programs in the Mid-1990’s. At the time Nashville was one of ten cities in the nation to first have Live Empowered implemented. The program is now in major cities within all 50 states. According to the ADA, Live Empowered uses culturally appropriate materials and community-based activities that empower, educate and create measurable differences in the prevalence of diabetes and its complications among people of African descent. The organization uses workshops conducted by trained Association staff and volunteers to help community members learn more about diabetes, being physically active, and make healthy food choices.

This year the Nashville office of the ADA has set forth a goal of growing the Live Empowered program throughout Middle Tennessee. Savitri Matthews, Nashville ADA Program Director, wants all those who are living with diabetes to gain knowledge of how their lives can improve. “The first thing a person should do when diagnosed is call the ADA,” Matthews said. “We have the resources and materials to help manage diabetes.” One of the ways that Matthews continues to grow the Live Empowered program is by focusing on partnership initiatives with community based organizations. Over 130 churches in the Nashville area have participated the educational modules provided by the ADA. These programs are always free to the community. On January 18, 2013, the ADA threw their Annual Pastor’s & Leadership Breakfast. Coordinated with the Stellar Awards, the event had over 100 of Mid-

dle Tennessee’s most influential AfricanAmerican pastors attend the program. The event gave the ADA the chance to express how local churches can help promote the Live Empowered program to their congregations. Along with churches, the ADA continues to seek out all community-based organizations to partner with the Live Empowered program. This includes civic organizations, historically black Fraternities and Sororities, HBCU’s, and non-profits. Organizations in Middle Tennessee that would like to express interest in conducting diabetes workshops with the ADA can visit http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/local-offices/nashville-tennessee/. People in the community who are seeking out answers to their questions about living with diabetes can find information at www.diabetes.org/living-withdiabetres. The ADA Nashville office’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/adanashville, is also a good source for tips and information about living a healthy lifestyle. Those diagnosed with the disease can begin making changes that will make a positive difference immediately. Briscoe recommended some simple steps for those who are already living with diabetes: Don’t smoke. If you do smoke, try to quit. Keep a healthy weight. Make a physical activity a habit. Eat heart-healthy foods. To become involved with your local American Diabetes Association chapter or to make financial donation please visit www.diabetes.org.

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1THURSDAY, C The Tennessee Tribune FEBRUARY 14 - 20, 2013 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 Bessie D. Wade to American Title Company Inc., Trustee dated January 21, 2004 in the amount of $61,200.00, and recorded in the Register's Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20040128-0010667, ("Deed of Trust"); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association FKA The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Trustee for RASC 2004-KS4 by assignment; and, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association FKA The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Trustee for RASC 2004-KS4, 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, February 21, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at 501 Broadway at the front of Sommet Center, formerly known as Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Property located at 2605 B Pennington Ave. Davidson Co. Nashville TN 37216 Land in Davidson County, Tennessee being Lot No. 4A on the Plan of Zone Lot Division of Lot No. 3 and 4 of the James Burns Subdivision as of record in Book 6250 Page 581 (also shown on Plat Book 161, Page 98 as Lot No. 4 James Burns Plan Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee to which said plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate legal description thereof. Being the same property conveyed to Bessie D. Wade on 4/27/00, by deed from Ronald D. Coker and wife, Claudia Coker, filed for record on 4/28/00, in Inst# 20000428-0042339, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel ID No.: 07215032500 Map & Parcel No.: 07215032500 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2605-B Pennington Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37216 CURRENT OWNER(S): Bessie D. Wade SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: NA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: NA All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 12-00660 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 1/31/2013, 2/7/2013, and 2/14/2013 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 #42326 2013-01-31 2013-02-07 2013-02-14 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 Reuben G. Ford and Sandra H. Ford to Stephen R. Josleyn, Trustee dated August 25, 1998 in the amount of $86,912.00, and recorded in the Register's Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Deed Book 11091, Page 866-875 and re-recorded at Book 1116, Page 959, ("Deed of Trust"); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to GMAC Mortgage, LLC f/k/a GMAC Mortgage Corporation by assignment; and, GMAC Mortgage, LLC f/k/a GMAC Mortgage Corporation, 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, March 7, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at 501 Broadway at the front of Sommet Center, formerly known as Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tennessee; 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. 103 on the Plan of Hillbrook, Section 3, of record in Plat Book 3300 at Page 84, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Reuben G. Ford by deed from Etta Kimbro and Lois I. Davis of record in Book 6135, Page 50, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel ID No.: 147-8-124 Map & Parcel No.: 147-8-124 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3723 Faulkner Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37211 CURRENT OWNER(S): Reuben G. Ford SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C s 7425 and T.C.A. s 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. s35-5-117 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. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 12-08863 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 02/14/2013, 02/21/2013 and 02/28/2013 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 #43933 2013-02-14 2013-02-21 2013-02-28 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 Linda S. Sampson to Jon M. Ahern, Trustee dated September 11, 2009 in the amount of $174,947.00, and recorded in the Register's Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20090918-0087503, ("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, March 7, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at 501 Broadway at the front of Sommet Center, formerly known as Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tennessee; 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. 153 on the Revised Final Plat of Fleetwood Subdivision, Phase One, a Planned Unit Development, as of record in Book 6900, Page 465 and 466, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which said plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate legal description thereof. Being the same property conveyed to Linda S. Sampson by Deed from Secretary of Veterans Affairs, dated July 25, 2006 and filed for record on August 11, 2006, of record as Instrument No. 20060811-0098977, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel ID No.: 86-14-B-27CO Map & Parcel No.: 86-14-B-27CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2913 Chapelwood Drive, Hermitage, Tennessee 37076 CURRENT OWNER(S): Linda S. Sampson 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. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 12-10341 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 02/14/2013, 02/21/2013 and 02/28/2013 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 #43967 2013-02-14 2013-02-21 2013-02-28 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 Patrick Abernathy to Security Escrow and Title, Trustee dated November 17, 2005 in the amount of $175,167.00, and recorded in the Register's Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20060721-0088197, ("Deed of

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Davidson County, Tennessee recorded January 26, 2005, at Instrument Number 20050126-0009647 (also see Affidavit at Instrument No. 20111228-0101309, in said Register`s Office); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2005-02, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-02 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 February 28, 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 CONDOMINIUM IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO WIT: UNIT NO. 941 IN FOUR MAPLES CONDOMINIUM, A HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF RECORD IN BOOK 5200, PAGE 283, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HERE MADE AND OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 941 COARSEY DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN. THIS CONVEYANCE IS SUBJECT TO THE MASTER DEED OF FOUR MAPLES CONDOMINIUM OF RECORD IN BOOK 5657, PAGE 438, AND AMENDED IN BOOK 5660, PAGE 185, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 107 12 0A 041.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 941 COARSEY DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37217. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): IRENE STEVENS, RALPH STEVENS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: FIFTH THIRD BANK, Four Maples Homeowners Association, Greenbank, Linda Hill, Midsouth Bank, Thomas & Associates, Inc. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #44450 2013-02-07 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE TENNESSEE, 2013-02-14 2013-02-21 DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Darrell Maze to Fidelity National Title, Trustee dated NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE TENNESSEE, October 8, 2009 in the amount of $133,432.00, and recorded in MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the the Register's Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust Instrument No. 20091028-0099457, ("Deed of Trust"); and, the executed by Jeffrey S. Baker to Ronald M. Harkavy, Trustee beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last dated June 22, 2007 in the amount of $122,069.00, and recorded transferred to GMAC Mortgage, LLC (successor by merger to in the Register's Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee in GMAC Mortgage Corp.) by assignment; and, GMAC Mortgage, Deed Book 1185, Page 1280-1298, ("Deed of Trust"); and, the LLC (successor by merger to GMAC Mortgage Corp.), as the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last current holder of said Deed of Trust (the "Holder"), has appointed transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, instrument filed for record in the Register's Office of Davidson as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the "Holder"), has County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register's Office of is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has Montgomery County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Thursday, March 14, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at 501 Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by Broadway at the front of Sommet Center, formerly known as virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tennessee; sell to the Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, March 28, 2013 highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the commencing at 12 pm at the front door of Montgomery County following property to-wit: Tax ID Number(s): 16205031100 Land Courthouse, Two Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, TN; sell to the situated in the County of Davidson in State of TN Land in highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 80 on the Plan of following property to-wit: Land in Montgomery County, Hickory View, Section 3, as of record in Book 6250, Page 960, Tennessee, being Lot No. 512, on the Plan of Pembrook Place, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which said Section E-4, as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 13, Page plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate 248, Plat 248, of the Registers Office of Montgomery County, legal description thereof. Being the same property conveyed to Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more Darrell Maze, an unmarried man, by deed dated June 22, 2001 of complete and accurate description of said lot. Being the same record in Deed Instrument/Case No. 20010629-0069060, in the property conveyed to the within named grantors by deed of Davidson County Clerks Office. Group Number: N/A Commonly record in Book 1187, Page 1278 Registers Office for said County. Known As: 5321 Ashlawn Drive, Nashville, TN 37211 Map & Parcel ID No.: 6FD13 Map & Parcel No.: 6FD13 PROPERTY Parcel No.: 162-5-311 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 5321 Ashlawn ADDRESS: 1062 Biltmore Place, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042 Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37211 CURRENT OWNER(S): CURRENT OWNER(S): Jeffrey S. Baker SUBORDINATE Darrell Maze SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: NA OTHER LEINHOLDERS: NA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: NA All INTERESTED PARTIES: NA All right and equity of redemption, right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain day, time and place certain without further publication, upon without further publication, upon announcement at the time and announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. place for the sale set forth above. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-00307 /VA www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 12-07309 /FHA Ad Run Ad Run Dates: 2/7/2013, 2/14/2013 and 2/21/2013 THIS LAW Dates: 1/31/2013, 2/7/2013 and 2/14/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #45104 USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #44283 2013-01-31 2013-02-07 2013-02-14 2013-02-21 2013-02-07 2013-02-14

conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by John Boyd, II and Jeanette Frances Boyd to Transcontinental Title, Trustee dated February 12, 2000 in the amount of $108,500.00, and recorded in the Register's Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 2000021800161, Deed Book GI 5540, Page 27-33, ("Deed of Trust"); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I Trust 2004-BO1 by assignment; and, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I Trust 2004-BO1, 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, March 7, 2013 commencing at 11:30am at the Walnut Street side of the Courthouse steps, Hamilton County Courthouse, Chattanooga, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Lot Fifty-Three (53), Williamsburg Estates, Unit Two (2), as shown by plat recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 55, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Amsouth Bank, by Trustees Deed from Thomas S. Kale, Trustee dated December 20, 1999, and recorded January 7, 2000 in Book 5515, Page 578, Registers Office for Hamilton County, Tennessee. Parcel ID No.: 159C-A-01606-000 Map & Parcel No.: 159C-A-01606-000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8642 Surry Circle, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 CURRENT OWNER(S): John Boyd, II SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: Midland Credit Management 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 § 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. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 08-02827 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 02/14/2013, 02/21/2013 and 02/28/2013 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 #45218 2013-02-14 2013-02-21 2013-02-28

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 Charlotte Wise and John Wise to Atty Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee dated July 18, 2006 in the amount of $60,000.00, and recorded in the Register's Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 2006071900105, Deed Book GI 8017, Page 203-218, ("Deed of Trust"); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Residential Funding Company, LLC by assignment; and, Residential Funding Company, 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 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, March 7, 2013 commencing at 11:30am at the Walnut Street side of the Courthouse steps, Hamilton County Courthouse, Chattanooga, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Lot Four (4), Block 11, Boulevard Park, the Chattanooga Development Companys Addition to Rossville, as shown by plat recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 50, of the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. For prior title see Deed recorded in Book 7767, Page 48, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. This conveyance is made subject to the following: Excepting Deed of Assignment of Cable Side Settlement Corridor Easements recorded in Book 7938, Page 225, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Subject to all notes, stipulations, restrictions, easements, conditions, and regulations as set out on recorded plat. Any governmental zoning and subdivision ordinances in effect thereon. Parcel Id No.: 168IF13 Map & Parcel No.: 168IF13 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 4617 English Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37407 CURRENT OWNER(S): Charlotte Wise and John Wise SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: NA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: NA All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 07-18959 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 2/7/2013, 2/14/2013 and 2/21/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #45172 default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms 2013-02-07 2013-02-14 2013-02-21 and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated January 20, 2005, executed by IRENE STEVENS, RALPH STEVENS, conveying certain real property therein described to Robert M. Wilson, Jr., as NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE TENNESSEE, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register's Office of HAMILTON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms,

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated June 26, 2006, executed by BELLE C. DAHLMAN, FREDERICK A. DAHLMAN, conveying certain real property therein described to LARRY A. WEISSMAN, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register's Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 6, 2006, at Instrument Number 20060706-0080874; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR MAST SEC TR 2006-3 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 March 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: LAND LYING IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 212 ON THE FINAL PLAT OF PHASE FOUR, SECTION ONE, BRANDYWINE POINTE, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 7900, PAGES 539 AND 540, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO FREDERICK A. DAHLMAN, JR. AND WIFE, BELLE C. DAHLMAN FROM DAVID S. KIM AND WIFE, SOON WON KIM BY DEED DATED 1/30/03 OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20030205-0015595, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. Parcel ID: 064030C02500CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1115 SAFTY HARBOR COVE, OLD HICKORY, TN 37138. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): BELLE C. DAHLMAN, FREDERICK A. DAHLMAN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #45271 2013-02-14 2013-02-21 2013-02-28

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 5, 2007, executed by Maronica K. Hall, 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 February 12, 2007, at Instrument Number 200702120017975; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-6 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 February 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NO. 252 OF TRINITY HILLS VILLAGE, UNIT 207, SECTION II, 1ST ADDITION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4460, PAGES 45 AND 46, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MARONICA K. HALL ON 12/13/2002, BY DEED FROM GREG R. POOLE, FILED FOR RECORD ON 01/06/2003, IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20030106-0001943, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 59-12-12.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 621 Maclaurin Court, Nashville, TN 37207. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Maronica K. Hall OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Collins Financial Services, Inc. Assignee of Capital One Auto 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 #44286 2013-01-31 2013-02-07 2013-02-14

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 6, 2006, executed by Kevin Allen, conveying certain real property therein described to ADVANTAGE TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register's Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded November 16, 2006, at Instrument Number 20061116-0142439; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-10CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-10CB 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 March 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: CERTAIN TRACTS OR PARCELS OF LAND SITUATE AND LYING AND 12TH CIVIL DISTRICT OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT: TRACT II: BEING LOT NO. 4 ON THE PLAN BARKFIELD VALLEY ESTATES, AS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 5210, PAGE 370, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HERE BY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 071110282.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1436-1438 Lischey Avenue, Nashville, TN 37207. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Kevin Allen OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: CITIFINANCIAL, INC., Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee-Department of Codes Administration Property Standards Division 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 #45235 2013-02-07 2013-02-14 2013-02-21

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 Gary E. Lack and Gina Lack to Jeanne White, Trustee dated July 18, 2008 in the amount of $116,950.00, and

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If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State CLEARWATER DR VE of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee NASHV LLE TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as w Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this CURRENT foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to OWNER S R E P D MS OTHER the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, NTERESTED PART ES C T F NANC A NC TENNESSEE as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale HOUS NG DEVE OPMENT AGENCY T will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not m w prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of m m the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 m w were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of m m Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to m T w adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain m without further publication, upon announcement at the time and S T T m m T place for the sale set forth above. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 m w (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-00293 /VA m m Ad Run Dates: 02/14/2013, 02/21/2013 and 02/28/2013 THIS A m w LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS m w w D ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION T w OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #45320 S T T P 2013-02-14 2013-02-21 2013-02-28 w w w TH S AW F RM S ATTEMPT NG TO CO ECT A DEBT ANY NFORMAT ON NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE TENNESSEE, OBTA NED W BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE R HAMILTON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, TN P C S T SM S S conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust M m TN www m executed by Katie S. Dalton and William A. Johnson, III to Real T F A Estate Loan Services, A Tennessee Corporation, Trustee dated November 23, 1998 in the amount of $51,600.00, and recorded in the Register's Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 1998121800142, Deed Book GI 5249, Page 715, ("Deed of NOT CE OF SUBST TUTE TRUSTEE S SA E WHEREAS m m Trust"); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having D T D m been last transferred to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust SA KROGMAN Company, National Association FKA The Bank of New York Trust ROBERT M W SON R T Company, N.A. successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as R O D Trustee for holders of Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through m T m Certificates Series 2005-SP3 by assignment; and, The Bank of C WHEREAS New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association FKA The N m D T w Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee for holders of Mortgage THE BANK OF NEW YORK ME ON FKATHE BANK OF NEW Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates Series 2005-SP3, as YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERT F CATEHO DERS OF the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the "Holder"), has CWABS NC ASSET BACKED CERT F CATES SER ES w w w WHEREAS appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom R F TC A may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register's Office of N w w T w Hamilton County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and R TN P C privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; WHEREAS S T m therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said R O D C T indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as NOW THEREFORE Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by R TN P C S T virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of w Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, March 7, 2013 commencing m S T w M h at 11:30am at the Walnut Street side of the Courthouse steps, AM F E H Hamilton County Courthouse, Chattanooga, Tennessee; sell to C P S N the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: A certain tract or parcel of land in T ON Y w Hamilton County, Tennessee described as follows, to-wit: D C T w BE NG Beginning at a point in the Northwesterly line of Hamilton Avenue ON THE P AN OF MASTER DEED OT or Isbill Road which point is located one hundred sixty and five A OF UN T NO AYOUT PR VATE E EMENT PHASE V M PARK tenths (160.5) feet Northeast of its intersection with the Northwest FORMA Y H CKORY HO OW TOWNHOMES OF line of Kellys Ferry Road and marks the Northeastern or most RECORD N NSTRUMENT NO AND Eastern corner of the property sold to Vernon Smith; thence North BOUNDARY P AT OF RECORD N P AT BOOK PAGES fifty-five (55) degrees thirty-two (32) minutes West along the N THE REG STER S OFF CE FOR DAV DSON Vernon Smith property, eighty-seven (87) feet to a point; thence COUNTY TENNESSEE TO WH CH P AT REFERENCE S North eighty-five (85) degrees six (6) minutes West two hundred HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMP ETE DESCR PT ON forty-seven and two-tenths (247.2) feet to a point; thence North BE NG THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE thirty-four (34) degrees twenty-eight (28) minutes East two GRANTORS BY DEED OF RECORD N NSTRUMENT hundred thirty-two (232) feet to a point; thence South fifty-five (55) NO OFF CE FOR DAV DSON COUNTY degrees thirty-two (32) minutes East three hundred two (302) feet TENNESSEE P D B C PROPERTY to a point in the Northwestern line of Isbill Road; thence South ADDRESS T thirty-four (34) degrees twenty-eight (28) minutes West one H CKORY HOLLOW PARKWAY ANT OCH TN hundred ten (110) feet to the point of beginning. 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CLASSIFIEDS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED MARCH 12, 2013 Sealed Bids will be received by the TOWN OF WARTRACE at their offices at 29 MAIN STREET; WARTRACE, TENNESSEE 37183, until 10:00 A.M. on March 12, 2013 and opened publicly at 29 MAIN STREET; WARTRACE, TENNESSEE 37183 at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin at 10:00 A.M. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Town of Wartrace Community Walkway project consists of grading, tree removal, installation of approximately 1,000 l.f. of a five foot sidewalks and appurtenances. 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 TOWN OF WARTRACE 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 TOWN OF WARTRACE is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone (931) 389-6144. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be obtained by contacting the office of STIGALL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.; 4117 HILLSBORO PIKE, SUITE 206; NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 372152728; (615) 460-7515. NOTICE TO CONSULTANT ENGINEERS REGARDING A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS February 10, 2013 (Construction Division) The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, seeks to retain the services of professional engineering consulting firms to provide expertise in construction engineering and inspection services on the project described below. The scope of work will include but not be limited to construction engineering, inspection, surveying, and materials testing. The method of payment shall be cost plus percentage net fee. The project may be withdrawn if anticipated funding does not become available. Project No. 1 SR-26 Bridge Replacement over Caney Fork River and Sligo Road, in DeKalb County. The goal of the department is to retain a firm with specialty experience in the Deep Water Construction/Drilled Shaft Foundation Inspection. Firms may request consideration by submitting one electronic copy of Part II of Form DT-0330 (no hardcopies necessary) to john.saalwaechter@ tn.gov, or to the Construction Division at Suite 700 James K. Polk Building, 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243-0326. The form is available on the internet at: http://www.tdot. state.tn.us/ConsultantInfo/Forms. htm. Please make sure to include a staffing chart indicating the identities and responsibilities of key employees (including any subcontractors) who will be assigned to the project. Notation should be made if any subcontractor is a DBE, MBE or WBE. A project staffing chart, including suggested and required certifications is available at: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/construction/ CEI_Advertisement_plans/default.asp. It is requested that Section H of the DT0330 form be used to include a brief description of the current activity/stage of completion for any other TDOT CEI project(s) the firm has been selected on within the past five (5) years. The description should identify any project that is inactive or waiting for authorization to proceed with a short explanation for the inactivity. To be considered in our selection process, completed DT-0330, Part II Forms must be received by the Construction Division before 4:00 p.m. Central Time on Monday March 4, 2013. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the scope of the construction inspection and surveying services or submission of Part II of the DT-0330 Form, please contact Mr. John Paul Saalwaechter at (615) 741-0780. Additional information on contract specific qualifications can be found at: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/ ConsultantInfo.htm. Interested firms without internet access may obtain this information by calling Ms. Chris Smotherman at (615) 741-4460 or by e-mail at Christine.Smotherman@ tn.gov. The information package

shall indicate the scope of services anticipated to be completed by any sub-consultants. The sub-consultant shall be one that is prequalified by TDOT to perform the specific tasks required. A pending prequalification status is acceptable. The Department will evaluate the proposal package and the current prequalification statements on file for those of interest and may elect several firms who would make viable candidates to conduct interviews, and/ or presentations. Please note: New or updated prequalification forms must be received before the proposal deadline. The factors that will be considered in the evaluation of proposals are: Past experience in the required disciplines with TDOT and other clients. Qualification and availability of staff. Demonstrated ability to meet schedules without compromising sound engineering practice. Evaluations on prior TDOT projects, if available. Size of project. Amount of work under contract with TDOT. Whether the consultant can perform the work efficiently without compromising sound engineering practice. Other factors approved by the applicable Chief. Evaluation proceedings will be conducted within the established guidelines regarding equal employment opportunity and nondiscriminatory action based upon the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, creed, age, and disability. Interested certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms as well as other minority- and/or women-owned firms are encouraged to respond to all advertisements by TDOT. For more information on DBE certification, please contact the Civil Rights Office Small Business Development Program at (615) 741-3681. Details and instructions for DBE certification can be found at the following website: http://www.tdot.state. tn.us/civil-rights/smallbusiness/. John Schroer, Commissioner Feb 14, 21,28

South Sixth Street, Nashville, TN 37206 on February 21, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. For additional information, call (615) 2528498.

INVITATION TO BIDDERS FOR REPAIR/REPLACE EXPANSION JOINTS AT CURB SIDE AND ST GARAGE ELECTRONIC BIDS, submitted through www.aerobidz.aero, (or SEALED NONELECTRONIC BIDS, if Bidder has written authorization from MNAA) for furnishing all materials, labor, tools and appurtenances for the REPAIR/REPLACE EXPANSION JOINTS AT CURB SIDE AND ST GARAGE and other incidental items shall be received by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, in the Chamber Room, 4th Floor, Terminal Building, Nashville International Airport, not later than 2:00 p.m. (local time), March 7, 2013. All bidders must be licensed contractors as required by the Contractor’s Licensing Act of 1994, T.C.A. § 62-6-101 et seq. A Pre-Bid Meeting will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. (local time), Thursday February 21, 2013, in the Nashville International Airport, Board Room, 4th Floor, Terminal Building, Nashville, Tennessee. Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory. A one-time tour of the project site will be conducted after the meeting. Copies of the Contract Documents (ITB, Bid Schedule, Attachments, etc.) will be available on February 11, 2013 and may be obtained electronically from www.aerobidz.aero, an online tendering service. The requestor shall pay the cost of the document printing. The Small Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) participation level established for this project is Twelve and Forty-Six Hundredths Percent (12.46%) (Eight and Fifty-Four Hundredths Percent (8.54%) MBE and Three and Ninety-Two Hundredths Percent (3.92%) WBE). For information on eligible SMWBE firms, bidders should contact the Director, Business Diversity Development, (615) 275-1468, or visit www.flynashville.com/ business/minority.aspx. Further detail concerning this bid may be obtained from the MNAA web site: www. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF flynashville.com/business/ STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED MARCH 12, NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S 2013 SALE Sealed Bids will be received by the Default having been made in the terms, TOWN OF WARTRACE at their offices conditions and payment of the debts at 29 MAIN STREET; WARTRACE, and obligations secured by a certain TENNESSEE 37183, until 10:00 A.M. Deed of Trust dated 18 April 2005, on March 12, 2013 and opened publicly executed by KEITH D. KREIDLER at 29 MAIN STREET; WARTRACE, and BRENDA L. KREIDLER, to Kyle TENNESSEE 37183 at that hour. The M. Walters, as Trustee for Household reading of the bids will begin at 10:00 Financial Center, Inc., of record in the A.M. Office of the Register of Rutherford PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Town County, Tennessee, in Book 493, Page of Wartrace Community Walkway 2614; and Richard J. Myers having project consists of grading, tree removal, been appointed as Substitute Trustee in installation of approximately 1,000 l.f. of an instrument of record in the aforesaid a five foot sidewalks and appurtenances. Register’s Office in Book 1179, Page PROPOSAL CONTRACTS WILL BE 1952; and the owner of the debt secured ISSUED UNTIL THE TIME SET FOR by said Deed of Trust, Household OPENING BIDS Financial Center, Inc., having required A Prime Contractor must prequalify the undersigned to advertise and sell the with the Department of Transportation property described therein conveyed, in accordance with Section 54-5-117 the entire indebtedness having been of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” declared due and payable as provided and Tennessee Department of in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of prequalification of contractors before the power and authority vested in him biddable proposals will be furnished. as Substitute Trustee, on THURSDAY, The TOWN OF WARTRACE hereby 28 February 2013, commencing notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively at TWELVE O’CLOCK NOON, insure that in any contract entered at the east door of the Rutherford into pursuant to this advertisement, County Courthouse, Public Square, disadvantaged business enterprises will Murfreesboro, Tennessee, sell at public be afforded full opportunity to submit bids outcry to the highest and best bidder for in response to this invitation, and will not cash, the following described property in be discriminated against on the grounds Rutherford County, Tennessee, to wit: of age, race, color, religion, national A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL origin, sex or disability in consideration OF LAND IN RUTHERFORD for an award. COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, The TOWN OF WARTRACE is an DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: equal opportunity affirmative action BEING LOT NO. 74 OF MIRACLE employer, drug-free with policies of non- HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, SECTION discrimination on the basis of race, sex, III, ACCORDING TO SURVEY AND religion, color, national or ethnic origin, PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK age, disability or military service. 3, PAGE 3, REGISTER’S OFFICE Telephone (931) 389-6144. FOR RUTHERFORD COUNTY, THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT ALL BIDS IS RESERVED REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE Bidding documents and information, FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND and plans, may be obtained by ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF SAID contacting the office of STIGALL LOT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.; CONVEYED FROM BOB LEE 4117 HILLSBORO PIKE, SUITE 206; HARPER AND ANN MCCULLAR NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37215- HARPER, HUSBAND AND WIFE, 2728; (615) 460-7515. TO KEITH D. KREIDLER AND BRENDA L. KREIDLER, HUSBAND INVITATION FOR BIDS AND WIFE, BY DEED RECORDED The Metropolitan Development and 04/01/2002, IN BOOK 145, AT PAGE Housing Agency (MDHA) will receive 1060, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE sealed bids at 712 South Sixth Street, OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Nashville, Tennessee 37206, for the TENNESSEE. TAX MAP OR PARCEL Renovation of 3 Duplexes – Package ID NO.: 140-A7. 1 Neighborhood Housing located in Property Address: 1517 Nuview St., Nashville, TN. Bids will be opened Lavergne, TN 37086 March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the MDHA At the time of this publication, 1) the § Construction Department Conference 35-5-117 notice of the right to foreclose Room, 712 South Sixth Street, was timely forwarded and 2) a search Nashville, TN 37206. of the public records reveals no lien Plans and Specifications are on file at filed by the United States or the State the offices of F. W. Dodge Corporation, of Tennessee which affects the above TN AGC & iSqFt, Nashville Contractors described property. The sale of the Association, Nashville Minority Business property described in said Deed of Trust Center, Associated General Contractors, shall be subject to any and all instrument Nashville Builders Exchange, and of record, prior liens, encumbrances, Middle Tennessee Diversity Contractors deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, Association all in Nashville, Tennessee. building lines, unpaid taxes, Copies of bid documents may be assessments, penalties and interest, if obtained at ARC, 407 Lafayette Street, any. All right and equity of redemption, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203. Bid homestead, dower and all other documents require a $100 refundable exceptions are expressly waived in said deposit payable to MDHA. Deed of Trust, and the title is believed A pre-bid conference will be held at the to be good, but the Substitute Trustee MDHA Construction Department, 712 will convey and sell only as Substitute

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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: January 31, 2013 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119 Publish: 7, 14, 21 February 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 22 July 2005 executed by GERMAN R. URIBES and MARIA M. URIBES, to Archer Land Title, as trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for The Lending Group, Inc. (“TLG”), of record in the Office of the Register of Davidson County, Tennessee, as Instrument No. 20050803-0091088; said Trust Deed, debts and obligations having been assigned by TLG to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., by instrument recorded in said Register’s Office as Instrument No. 20120615-0052466; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s office as Instrument No. 20120716-0062307; 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, 7 MARCH 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: A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 150 ON THE PLAN OF MADISON PARK, SECTION 6-A AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 4350, PAGE 80, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO GERMAN R. URIBES AND WIFE, MARIA M. URIBES BY WARRANTY DEED FROM PATRICK G. ABERNATHY AND WIFE, CAROL E. ABERNATHY, DATED AUGUST 11, 1999 AND RECORDED AUGUST 12, 1999, OF RECORD IN BOOK 11617, PAGE 140, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: (FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES) 534 ROOSEVELT AVENUE, MADISON, TN 37115 MAP & PARCEL: 043-06-0 243.00 Property Address: 534 Roosevelt Avenue, Madison, TN 37115 Interested Party: The Lending Group At the time of this publication, 1) the § 35-5-117 notice of the right to foreclose was timely forwarded and 2) 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: 11 February 2013 APPERSON CRUMP, PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 14, 21, 28 February 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 26 January 2005, executed by JAMES S. WOMACK AND CHARLOTTE A. WOMACK, to Southern Title, LLC, as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., its successors and assigns, for Citizens Bank. (“CB”), of record in the Office of the Register of Hamilton County, Tennessee, in Book GI 7414, Page 444, Instrument No. 2005020100082; and said Trust Deed, debts and obligations having been assigned by CB to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., by instrument recorded in said Register’s office in Book GI 9579, Page 926, Instrument No. 2012022300048; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s office in Book GI 9849, Page 351; Instrument No. 2013011700045; and the owner of the debt and obligations 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, 7 March 2013, commencing at TWELVE O’CLOCK NOON, at the west front door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 625 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Hamilton County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN THE THIRD CIVIL DISTRICT, HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TOWIT: BEING LOT ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-ONE (171), SHANNON HILLS SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN BY PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 26, PAGES 91 AND 92, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JAMES S. WOMACK AND WIFE, CHARLOTTE A. WOMACK BY DEED FROM JAMES L. HOUSER, TRUSTEE DATED APRIL 26, 1973 OR RECORD IN BOOK 2102,

PAGE 335, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Property address: 415 Peyton Drive, Hixson, TN 37343 Interested Party: Cornerstone Community Bank 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: February 11, 2013 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 14, 21, 28 February 2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1936 ESTATE OF TOBEY PURSLEY, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of February, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of TOBEY PURSLEY who died December 10, 2012 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 10th day of December, 2012 . Yolanda Purlsey, 8022 Valencia Drive, Smyrna, TN 37167, Personal Representative. Smith, Robert Lewis, 3250 Dickerson Pike, Suite 121, Nashville, TN 37207. Richard R. Rooker, Seventh Circuit Court, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: February 7, 2013 and February 14, 2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P227 ESTATE OF DIANNE H. DEMOSS, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of February, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of DIANNE H. DEMOSS who died November 30, 2012 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 30th day of November, 2012 . Kelly Gertschen, 351 Sam Ridley Pkwy., # J-8, Murfreesboro, TN. 37127. Jennilyn Lynch, 5020 Major Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Personal Representatives. Young, Robert Buchanan, 4800 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209. Richard R. Rooker, Seventh Circuit Court, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: February 7, 2013 and February 14, 2013

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 30th day of October, 2012 .Craig Lesley Champion, 5925 Spivey Run Rd., Suffolk, VA 23438, Personal Representative. Friddell Jr., Charles James, 4535 Harding Pike, Suite 208A, Nashville, TN 37205. Richard R. Rooker, Seventh Circuit Court, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: February 7, 2013 and February 14, 2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P182 ESTATE OF C.J. KENT, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of February, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of C.J. KENT who died November 22, 2012 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 22nd day of November, 2012 .Larry D. Kent, 1536 Hidden Meadow, Cottontown, TN 37048 Personal Representative. Zanger, Joseph T, 135 Clif Garret Dr. White House, TN 37188. Richard R. Rooker, Seventh Circuit Court, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: February 7, 2013 and February 14, 2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P83 ESTATE OF DENNIS COMER WASHINGTON JR., DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of February, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of DENNIS COMER WASHINGTON JR who died October 15, 2012 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 15th day of October, 2012 . Theresa Washington, 605 West Nocturne Drive, Nashville, TN 37207, Personal Representative. Holden, Travenia A., 1037 West Main St., Suite C, Lebanon, TN 37087. Richard R. Rooker, Seventh Circuit Court, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: February 7, 2013 and February 14, 2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P172 ESTATE OF HELEN V CRAWLEY, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 7th day of February, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of HELEN V CRAWLEY, who died 12/12/2012, 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 the same with the Clerk of the above named 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 days from the date the creditor received an actual the 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 (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 14th day of February 2013 VERLINE TAYLOR 109 JOYNER AVE. NASHVILLE ,TN. 37210 Personal Representative. LESLIE, KATHY A. 202 POINT EAST DRIVE NASHVILLE, TN. 37216 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; FEB 14, 21, 2013

NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P199 ESTATE OF JUDITH ANN CALLAHAN, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of February, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of JUDITH ANN CALLAHAN who died January 3, 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 3rd day of January, 2013 . Patsy Ruth Gregory Andrews, 280 Andrews Road, Franklin, KY 42134, Personal Representative. Fordyce, Marian Cheadle, 8331 Sawyer Brown Rd., Nashville, TN 37221. Richard R. Rooker, Seventh Circuit Court, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: February 7, 2013 and February 14, NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P155 2013 ESTATE OF JESSIE LOU HOOPER, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P112 that on the 6th day of February, 2013, ESTATE OF CRAIG L. CHAMPION, Letters of Authority in respect to the DECEASED. Notice is hereby given estate of JESSIE LOU HOOPER , that on the 5th day of February, 2013, who died 11/16/2012, were issued to the Letters of Authority in respect to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit estate of CRAIG L. CHAMPION who (Probate) Court of Davidson County, died October 30, 2012 were issued to Tennessee. All persons, resident and the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit non- resident, having claims, matured (Probate) Court of Davidson County, or unmatured, against the estate are Tennessee. All persons, resident and required to file the same with the Clerk non-resident, having claims, matured, of the above named Court on or before or un-matured, against the estate are the earlier of the dates prescribed in required to file same with the clerk of


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - 20, 2013

The Tennessee Tribune 9B

Health

Baptist Healing Trust Awards Grant to Saint Thomas NASHVILLE, TN — Saint Thomas Health’s Dispensary of Hope has received a $46,541 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust to develop new avenues for receiving donated medications, including improving operations and technology to more efficiently receive medications. Established in 2003, the Dispensary of Hope is a Nashville-based nonprofit organization engaged in the national initiative of medication “upcycling,” or reclaiming surplus medications from physician offices, hospital pharmacies, manufacturer and distributors, then shipping those medications to clinics and charitable pharmacies. A service of Saint Thomas Health,

the program helps those who qualify get the medications they need. The program provides short-term assistance for those who are uninsured or those who are underserved and have limited income. Medications are currently dispensed in 16 states and locally at Saint Thomas Hospital and Middle Tennessee Medical Center. “We believe that no one should ever suffer an illness because they can’t afford medication,” said Chris Palombo, CEO of the Dispensary of Hope. “We believe that providing access to affordable medication empowers individuals to take control of their health and we look forward to extending the reach of the pro-

gram into our communities.” Since coming under the Saint Thomas Health umbrella in 2006, the Dispensary of Hope has recovered over $22.5 million in surplus medication, which is being distributed to a national network of 80 clinics and pharmacies in 16 states. Most recently, the Dispensary of Hope has focused on intentionally developing new avenues of receiving medication donations. The program has worked with health systems across the country to encourage “sample elimination,” or a onetime clean out of sample medications. The Baptist Healing Trust grant will serve to further support those efforts. The Baptist Health Trust recently

awarded funds totaling almost $2.1 million to 56 local non-profits for a variety of health related projects, according to President & CEO Cathy Self. The Baptist Healing Trust fosters access to compassionate healthcare in Middle Tennessee through its grant making and programs. Recipients of the contributions include non-profit organizations from all over Middle Tennessee working to create access to quality, compassionate health services for the community’s most vulnerable. This year’s grants bring the collective grant making of the Baptist Healing Trust to over $59 million since 2002.

For More News, More Often, Visit The Tennessee Tribune Online at www.TnTribune.com (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 days from the date the creditor received an actual the 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 (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 14th day of FEBRUARY 2013 JOHN ORLANDO HILL 211 SCONA LANE BLAIRSVILLE GA. 30512 Personal Representative. PERENICH JR. , NICHOLAS 237 OLD HICKORY BLVD NASHVILLE, TN. 37221 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; FEBRUARY 14 th, 2013 and FEBRUARY 21st, 2013

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P180 ESTATE OF PEGGY ANN FUSON, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 6th day of February, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of PEGGY ANN FUSON, who died 1/22/2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non- resident,

having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named 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 days from the date the creditor received an actual the 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 (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 14th day of February 2013 SHARON FUSON CLANCY 3510 GONDOLA DRIVE . ANTIOCH ,TN. 37013 Personal Representative. CRAWFORD, RANDI L. 4205 GALLATIN PIKE NASHVILLE, TN. 37216 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; FEBRUARY 14 th, 2013 and FEBRUARY 21st ,2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P246 ESTATE OF DAWN WOODS, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 7th day of February, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to

the estate of DAWN WOODS, who died 9/28/2012, 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 the same with the Clerk of the above named 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 days from the date the creditor received an actual the 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 (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 14th day of February 2013 LARRY WOODS 707 18TH AVE. SOUTH NASHVILLE TN. 37203 Personal Representative. WOODS, ALLEN P.O. BOX 128498 NASHVILLE, TN. 37212 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; FEBRUARY 14th, 2013 and FEBRUARY 21st, 2013

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - 20, 2013

10B The Tennessee Tribune

5,000 YEARS OF CHINESE MUSIC & DANCE IN ONE NIGHT

see what people are saying “It was an extraordinary experience…the level of skill, but also the power of the archetypes and the narratives were startling. And of course it was exquisitely beautiful.”

2013

Not Made in China Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts was founded with the mission to restore 5,000 years of divinely-inspired Chinese culture, which has sadly been decimated by decades of communist rule in modern-day China. In fact, a show like Shen Yun can no longer be found in China today. For those who find all things Chinese a little foreign, never fear. The values Shen Yun portrays belong to all of humanity, and bilingual emcees highlight each number in both English and Chinese.

—Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning Actress

The character 神 (Shen) is a general term for “divine” or “divine being.” 韻 (Yun) refers to the overall manner and style of a dancer, and the meaning behind his or her movements. China was known as 神州 (Shen Zhou) – the Land of the Divine, and Chinese culture is believed to be divinely bestowed. A performance by Shen Yun is what Chinese culture is meant to be – grace, compassion, and sublime beauty of heavenly realms.

— Robert Stromberg, Academy-Award winner, production designer for Avatar

“This show is really out of this world! There is no word to describe it… If I had to describe it, the words might be ‘divine’, ‘reborn’ and ‘hope’… It’s Beauty from beginning to end. You have to see it to believe it.” — Christine Walevska, cello virtuoso

“It’s so beautiful. I’m amazed at how delicate it is, and clean and pure... there was something really touching about that. It was really sweeping and soulful. I was about to start crying.”

“Shen Yun”: What Does It Mean?

“Absolutely beautiful... It has become this one big poetic event. It was so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next AVATAR.”

— Elan McAllister, Broadway producer, whose credits include Spamalot and Hairspray

— Richard Connema, renowned broadway critic

“I have reviewed over 3,000 to 4,000 shows since 1942. I give this production 5 stars. That’s the top... I’ve seen enough Broadway shows that still cannot compare to what I saw tonight. The best word to use is ‘mind blowing’... You should go back and see it about six times.” “I come away with feeling like a better human being for having experienced this magnificent event. It speaks not only to my intellect, but it speaks to my heart... it was a complete edifying experience of the human spirit.”

— Omega Medina, opera singer, former manager of Classical Music for the Grammy Awards

“So beautiful... It was like taking a journey to China. It was inspirational and educational – a performance that I encourage everyone to see and all of us to learn from.”

“ ‘Beauty is going to save the world.’ When you see this show, and the beautiful things in it, you know that’s so powerful, it’s going to save the world.” — Mr. Orlova, conductor of Russian Folk Orchestra

— Donna Karan, fashion designer and creator of the Donna Karan New York (DKNY) clothing line

“I recommend everyone get tickets… Don’t see it once, see it twice..” —WVOX

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