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Gibson: `I`m disappointed` - Creative Circle Media Solutions
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aUGUSt 9, 2015
Gibson: ‘I’m disappointed’
Inside Today
‘We are not going to tolerate this type of behavior’
Banner Staff Writer
Banner photo, toNY eUBaNK
Back in the saddle
Paul Cretton is not only returning to Walker Valley but to coaching as well as he takes over the
Lady Mustang hoop reins. A Lee
University golfer wins the TGA
State Amateur. Polk County looks
much better in its second gridiron
scrimmage. UT Vols are looking
to solve a riddle in the middle.
See Sports, Pages 17-21, 25.
Thrive 2055
“Thrive 2055” project director
Bridgette Massengill outlined the
public-private organization’s economic vision for the Southeast
Tennessee and Northwest
Georgia region. See story, Page
Traveling Europe
The Lee University Symphonic
Band visited the Beethoven
Memorial and the Kroo Gyorgy
Music School in Hungary and traversed Central Europe to share
its music. See People, Page 37.
Going gospel
South Cleveland Church of
God is set to host Grand Ole
Opry performers The Isaacs and
gospel music stars The Browders
as part of a concert to benefit the
AGM World Missions. See
People, Page 37.
On adoption
Author Linny Lee Saunders is
set to speak at two local chuches
today to discuss her book,
“Rescuing Ruby,” which
describes what she calls the
“God-orchestrated moment” that
lead her to her now-adopted
daughter. The book also sheds
light on the plight of orphans
around the world. See Lifestyles,
Page 29.
Mostly sunny skies and highs
in the lower to mid 90s are
expected today. Tonight, skies
should be partly cloudy with lows
in the lower 70s. The outlook for
Monday calls for partly sunny
skies with a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
Highs are expected in the lower
to mid 90s.
Business news .......................26,27
Lifestyles .....................29-31, 34,35
Sports................................17-21, 25
TV Schedule............................42,43
Around Town
Tracy Price passing on a smile
to customers ... Emma Mountain
getting a very exciting "welcome
back" to school ... Michaela Anne
Gobble having her last first day
of school this year ... Danny
Qualls and Colby Goodwin enjoying a day of motorcycle riding ...
Kathy Jabor and Nancy Poteet
comparing surgeries ... Brenda
Armstrong planning a party.
CLeVeLaND PoLICe DePartMeNt Interim
Chief Mark Gibson addresses the media after two
CPD officers were put on administrative leave
Friday. One of the officers has been accused of
for CPD chief
whittled to 10
Mad. Disappointed.
Those two words describe how
Cleveland Interim Police Chief Mark
Gibson reacted to the news two more
CPD officers find themselves in the
middle of conduct involving extramarital affairs and one of them, potentially,
sexual assault.
Gibson spoke Friday afternoon
about the situation in an exclusive
interview with the Daily Banner.
Officer Carl Walls, who has been
with the department since 2007, openly admitted to having the tryst in a
cabin in Gatlinburg.
He is now being accused by one of
the women who was there of sexual
Officer Carl Nave, employed with
CPD since 2013, is also named as
being with Walls and with another
woman during that weekend. He has
not been accused of any assault.
Both have been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an
internal affairs investigation.
“I was disappointed [Thursday]. I
was mad this morning [Friday]. And
now I’m back to just being disappointed and discouraged on the part of our
officers because they have been
through so much this past year,”
Gibson said. “I’m disappointed in the
See GIBSON, Page 12
Walls offers
on allegations
From staff reports
In answer to allegations of
sexual assault, Cleveland Police
Officer Carl Walls released a
statement Saturday through his
attorney Jimmy Logan.
Walls denies he has “violated
the law.”
See WALLS, Page 12
Starr pens Talley’s
inspirational story
Banner Senior Staff Writer
Potential candidates for the Cleveland Police
Department Chief position have been narrowed to
The selection of these candidates was made by a
panel of reviewers Friday.
All of the candidates being considered are
Tennessee residents.
Those moving forward in the process are Michael
Bledsoe of Vonroe, Jessie Brooks of Kingston, Tim
Christol, Mark Gibson of Cleveland, Craig Hamilton
of Cleveland, Anthony Heavner of Jackson,
Stephanie Hill of Newport, Craig Moates of
Eagleville, Thomas Parker of Franklin and Nathan
Vaughn of Chattanooga.
City manager Janice Casteel said those going to
the next round of the process were the ones who
met all of the requirements.
“Unless they are a legal resident of Tennessee
with a valid Tennessee driver’s license, they wouldn’t be qualified,” Casteel said last week.
She said “she would look first in Cleveland and
Bradley County and then within the state of
Tennessee and then in the Southeastern part of the
GeorGe Starr has recently
published a book on the life of Bill
Talley, cover at left.
“(Talley’s) He’s the
most inspirational person I’ve ever met. He
has touched so many
lives, not just of the
athletes who played for
him. Anyone he’s come
in contact with has
been positively affected
by him.”
— George Starr
Brewer arrested
in Kentucky on
accident charges
Banner Staff Writer
Benjamin Scott Brewer was captured in Lexington,
Ky., Friday night by U.S. Marshals.
The 39-year-old Brewer had been added to the
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s “Top 10 Most
Wanted” on Thursday.
Brewer is accused of causing the June 26 fatal
multi-vehicle crash on Interstate
75 that killed six people, including Ocoee Middle School band
teacher Brian Gallaher.
Brewer was taken into custody
by U.S. Marshals and the
Lexington Police Department at
the Hamburg Shopping Plaza in
According to the Associated
Press, Brewer attempted to kick
out a window on the police cruiser at the time of his
See BREWER, Page 8
BCSO detectives
to help in probe
for missing Keller
Banner Staff Writer
The Conejos County Sheriff’s office has
accepted the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office
offer of assistance in the Joe Keller missing
person investigation.
The BCSO is sending Lt. Brian Quinn and
Detective Sgt. Kevin Chastain to Conejos
County, Colorado, to provide additional
boots on the ground, according to Bradley
County Sheriff Eric Watson.
The 19-year-old Keller went missing on
July 23 while going for a jog with a friend at
about 4:30 p.m. in the mountain area just
west of Antonito, Colo.
See BCSO, Page 8
Talley: ‘I’ve always considered myself normal’
Banner Assistant Sports Editor
“There are certain people you meet
during your life that you immediately
connect with, and Bill Talley is one of
those people. It’s not his handicap or
physical appearance that makes him
easy to connect with, but his love for
sports and young people and his perseverance through every task that
God has placed in his path.”
That’s how longtime local sports
journalist George Starr opens the
introduction to his new book, “How
Tall is a Giant,” which tells the amazing story of Coach Bill Talley’s life.
Being able to tell the truly inspirational story of Talley’s journey has
been a desire of Starr’s for many
“Writing this book completes a
long-time dream of mine. I can only
hope it will motivate others who are
challenged each day with some type of
physical difficulty, especially young
people,” the first-time biographer
“As I interviewed so many individuals, I realized the positive impact
Talley had on not only Clevelanders,
but young and old from here to Texas.
You can identify with successful people in all walks of life and find a connection with a true giant of a man,
Bill Talley.”
“He’s the most inspirational person
I’ve ever met. He has touched so
many lives, not just of the athletes
who played for him. Anyone he’s come
in contact with has been positively
affected by him,” remarked Starr.
Despite being born with both arms
stopping at the elbow, with “nubs”
instead of hands, a left leg that is
eight inches shorter than the right
and hips not fully developed, Talley
never let his physical shortcomings
slow him down.
“He refuses to accept his handicap.
He said, ‘I’ve always considered
myself normal,’” the author related.
A former sports, city and executive
editor for the Cleveland Daily Banner,
who also spent several years writing
for the Daily Post-Athenian as well as
the Chattanooga Free Press, Starr has
spent the past 17 years as an awardwinning sports information director
for Lee University. He recently helped
the school transition from an NAIA
See TALLEY, Page 8
Cash: Focus is on closing education gaps
Banner Staff Writer
Bradley County Schools saw some
progress in closing students’ academic
achievement gaps at the end of last
year, but figures from the Tennessee
Department of Education indicate
there is still room for improvement.
Director of Schools Dr. Linda Cash
stressed the school system has a plan
in place for addressing those gaps.
“We track our data and continue to
look at our data, but we will change
our teaching strategies as well,” Cash
Each year, the state education
department releases information on
achievement gaps as part of each
school system’s results from the
Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment
Program, or TCAP, test.
The gap numbers measure how students in specific minority groups do
compared to the majority of students.
According to department data,
ninth- through 12th-grade students
had the following gaps after they took
the TCAP at the end of the 2014-15
school year:
n Algebra I: no gap data available;
n Algebra II: Black/ Hispanic/Native
American students: 19.9 percent gap
with a 5.2 percent gap increase over
last year;
Economically disadvantaged stu-
dents: 21.8 percent gap with a 5 percent decrease;
English language learners: percentages not available;
Students with disabilities: percentages not available.
n English II:
Black/ Hispanic/Native American
students: 5.6 percent gap with a 9.4
percent decrease;
Economically disadvantaged students: 19.3 percent gap with a 2.7 percent decrease;
English language learners: percentages not available;
Students with disabilities: 46.1 perSee CASH, Page 8
2—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
David Bass
Conrad. His wife, Margaret
Lenore “Lee” Conrad, also preDavid Bass, 76, of Cleveland, ceded him in death.
died at his home on Friday, Aug.
He was retired from a clothing
7, 2015.
Survivors and arrangements Cleveland, Ohio. He worked as a
will be announced by Companion sewing machine mechanic and
Funeral Home.
had worked there most of his life.
He was an avid golfer and he
loved fishing and woodworking.
He also enjoyed working in his
vegetable garden.
He was of the Catholic faith;
however, since being a resident
of Birchwood, he has attended
Jeff Blair
the Burdette Baptist Church.
Jeff Blair, 48, of Riceville, died
Survivors include his daughFriday, Aug. 7, 2015, as a result ters: Donna Lee Watts and her
of a motorcycle accident.
Survivors and funeral arrange- Columbus, Ohio, and Jo Ann
ments will be announced by Salyer and her husband, Todd, of
Serenity Funeral Home and Wapakoneta, Ohio; his grandchilCremation Services of Etowah.
dren: Michael, Timothy and Ty
Frazier and Ashley and Adam
Watts; and his great-grandchildren: Jasmine and Tyla Frazier.
The Remembrance of Life visitation will be from 5 p.m until 7
p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at
the North Ocoee Chapel of the
Jim Rush Funeral Homes.
You may share your condolences and your memories with
the Conrad family at
church preceding the service.
Prior to becoming disabled,
Corum attended Mount Olive
Ministries, feeling a deep connection to his faith and a great
respect for Pastor Sears.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Mount Olive
Ministries or to the Ashlyn
Lamberth Scholarship Fund, via
Cleveland and Bradley County.
“See ya, old boy…”
You are invited to share a personal memory of Eddie or your
condolences with his family at his
online memorial located at
Cremation Service and the Cody
family are honored to assist the
Corum family with these arrangements.
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A Celebration of Life service
will be held today, Aug. 9, 2015,
at 3 p.m. at Old Shooting Creek
Baptist Church, located at 953
Old Highway 64 East in
Hayesville, N.C., with the Rev.
Aaron Underwood officiating.
Pallbearers will be Casey Cain,
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Nathan Ellis. Honorary pallbearers include Rilee Flowers, Angyll
Henderson, Bryce Patterson
Jenna Rogers, Bradon and
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Uva B. Cofer, 88, of Cleveland,
passed away Friday, Aug. 7,
2015, in a local health care facility.
She was a member of Clingan
Ridge Baptist Church. She was
an avid basketball fan and player.
She enjoyed camping, fishing,
cooking and refinishing antique
She was preceded in death by
her parents: Creed F. Harris and
Sarah Jane Baker Harris; husband, Lee Cofer; brothers: Alden
Harris, Joseph Harris and
Kenneth Harris; and sister,
Dorothy Graham.
Survivors include her daughter,
Jane Simmons and husband,
John, of Charleston; son, Bryan
Cofer and wife, Charlene, of
Cleveland; three grandchildren:
Kim Simmons Keller and husband, Don, Kristi Simmons Alley
and husband, Marc, all of
Cleveland, and Jim Cofer and
wife, Diana, of Seymour; five
great-grandchildren: Michaela
Sivley, Jonathon Sivley, Reid
Abel, Anna Grace Alley and Clay
Keller; one great-great-grandchild, Mya Gomez; siblings:
Everett Harris and Betty Harris
Flowers of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted
at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10,
2015, in the chapel of FikeRandolph & Son Funeral Home
with Father Joel Huffstetler officiating.
Interment will be on Tuesday at
10 a.m. at Eastview Cemetery in
Georgetown with Don Farmer,
Dennis Cofer, Mark Miller, Reid
Abel, Jim Cofer and Joe Flowers
serving as pallbearers. Honorary
pallbearers will include Jim
Simmons, Ed Foddrell, Vernard
Graham, Don Harris, Mike
Harris, Muriel Harris, Curtis
Harris and Bob Harris.
The service will conclude with
a white dove release ceremony.
Her family will receive friends
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday
at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the
Cofer family guestbook at
Elige Ancil Davison
Elige Ancil Davison, 53, a resident of Chickamauga, Ga.,
passed away Thursday, July 2,
2015, in East Ridge.
He was a lifelong resident of
the Chickamauga-Chattanooga
He was the son of the late
Charles Davison and Nelda
Harris Davison. He was also prein death by his sister,
Willis ‘Eddie’ Corum Jr. ceded
Eukeda Sampson; and brother,
Willis “Eddie” Edward Corum,
Phillip Davison.
Jr., 68, of Cleveland, passed
He is survived by his daughter,
away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at
Amber Davison Gault and her
his home.
husband, Jeremy, of Cleveland;
He was born May 26, 1947, in
siblings: Roy Sampson, Luetta
Knoxville to Willis and Ethel
Sampson and Dinky Davison, all
of Chickamauga; former spouse
Shortly after school, he foland the mother of his daughter,
lowed in his father’s footsteps by
Terrie Davison; and several
enrolling in barbering school. He
cousins, nieces and nephews.
went to work for Willis at the
A memorial service was held at
Village Barbershop in 1962.
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in
Later, he and Darvin Mathews
the chapel of Ralph Buckner
branched out and opened
Funeral Home with the Rev.
Northwest Barbershop on Keith
Brian Barrnett officiating.
Street in Cleveland.
In lieu of flowers the daughter
He was a star athlete, most
of Ms. Davison is asking for
notably playing softball in the
donations to be made to the
National Slow-Pitch Conference.
He was drafted into the league to
Memorial to pay for the
play for a team out of Concord,
Celebration of Life service.
Calif. He was known for his
We invite you to send a meshomers, at one time blasting 41
sage of condolence and view the
home runs in just six games.
Davison family guestbook at
He was also heavily involved in
local sports, especially when his
son, Jason, was involved, never
missing a practice and serving as
an unknowing role model for
many young men in our community.
The Cleveland Recreation
Department honored Eddie in
2013 with induction into the Old
Timers Hall of Fame, intended to
celebrate individuals who have
had profound impact in local
sports programs.
In more recent years, he and
wife, Carol, purchased some
property in Hickman County.
They loved going to the property
on the weekends, spending time
with the grandkids, four-wheeling, fishing, hunting and working
on the property. Many fun and
interesting stories came from the
time that they spent there.
He believed in brutal honesty.
He stood up for what he believed
to be right and was a champion
for those he felt had been mistreated. He loved his family,
especially the grandchildren, and
would fight you over bones and
leftovers if you happened to
make the mistake of throwing
them away; those were sup- Mary Janet Henderson
posed to go to Baxter and Briny,
Mary Janet Henderson, 70, of
his beloved dogs.
Hiawassee, Ga., passed away
He was preceded in death by Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in
his parents: Willis and Ethel Catoosa County, Ga., after an
Corum; stepmother, Mary Lou extended illness.
She was born Sept. 6, 1944, to
Hensley; and dear friends: the late Earnie and Lucille
Darvin Mathews and Gary “Frog” Ledford. She enjoyed many
things such as reading, her
He is survived by his wife, grandchildren and growing strawCarol Mathews Corum; his sons: berries.
Jason Corum with wife, Dallas,
In addition to her mother and
and Heath Mathews; his daugh- father, she was preceded in
ters: Lea Corum and Shelley death by her grandmother,
Mathews; six grandchildren: Minnie Dailey.
Morgan, Garrett and Major
She leaves behind to cherish
Corum, Taylor Park and Brittany her memory two daughters:
and Joe Bohr; two great-grand- Sharon and Gerald Silvey of
children: Brendon and Emma; Chickamauga, Ga., and Michelle
brothers: Howard Hensley and and Wayne Rogers of Mineral
Gilbert Hensley; and dear friend, Bluff, Ga.; one son, Kevin
Bill Parm.
Henderson of Blairsville, Ga.;
Robert “Bob” Conrad
A Celebration of Life service one sister, Marie Moss of
Robert “Bob” Conrad, 82, of will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Hayesville, N.C.; nine grandchilEric
Birchwood, passed away Friday Aug. 10, 2015, at Mount Olive dren:
morning, Aug. 7, 2015, at the Ministries in Cleveland. Pastor Chickamauga, Ga., Dustin and
Gary Sears will be officiating.
Donna Henderson of Blairsville,
family residence.
The family will receive friends Ga., Shanda Cain Coddington of
He was the son of the late
Mary Konig Conrad and Edward from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fort Myers, Fla., Cody Silvey of
Loy Hibbard
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Charles Edward Ingram
Uva B. Cofer
Charles Edward Ingram, 80, of
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015.
He was born June 3, 1935, to
the late Earnest and Ethel
(Bishop) Ingram of Cleveland.
He met his beautiful bride,
Geraldene Mae Hiatt, during his
service in the Air Force while stationed at a Portland, Ore., Air
Force base, and they married in
1956 on the base.
He worked for Magic Chef in
Cleveland for 20 years before
working for Collins and Aikman in
Dalton, Ga., and retiring in 1997.
He loved to play country music
with his wife, cultivate his garden,
work in the yard and spend time
with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; and a brother, Bill
He is survived by his loving
wife of 59 years, Jere; four children: Charles “Chuck” and Freda
(Dalton) Ingram, Randy and
Patty (Pulliam) Ingram and
Teresa Ingram, all of Cleveland,
and Julie Cole of Murfreesboro;
five grandchildren: Chad Ingram,
Amy (Ingram) Lonas, Drew
Ingram, Marla (Ingram) Jordan
and Gage Cole; two great-grandchildren: Chloe Lonas and
Kaylee Jordan; two siblings:
Kenneth Ingram and Donald
Ingram, both of Cleveland; and
many other loving nieces,
nephews and relatives.
A celebration of life memorial
service is planned for today,
August 9, 2015, at 4 p.m. in the
chapel of Companion Funeral
Georgetown Road, with the Rev.
Gary Higgins officiating.
The family will greet friends
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. prior to the
You are encouraged to post a
memory of Charlie and/or your
personal condolences with his
family by visiting his memorial
web page and guestbook at
Cremation Service and the Cody
family are honored to assist the
Ingram family with these
Loy "Papa Loy" Joseph
Hibbard, 95, died at home on
Monday, July 27, 2015, in
He was preceded in death by
his loving wife of 72 years,
Frankie, who passed away on
April 30; his parents, Eddie and
Sloney (House) Hibbard; son,
Gary Hibbard; brothers: Eugene,
Preston and James Hibbard; and
sister, Loraine Fonville.
He is survived by his son,
Jimmie (Gigi) Hibbard; Jim’s son,
Jeffrey (Rosary) Hibbard; and
Jeff’s mother, Cheryl Nichols, all
of Cleveland; son, Ricky (Debbie)
Hibbard, and their children: Stacy
(Heidi) Hibbard and Stephanie
(Berkeley) Dains; daughter, Terrie
(Michael) Metzler, Terrie’s children: April (Sean) Hastings and
Justin Tipps, all of Ventura
County, Calif.; daughter, Lynn
(Daniel) Hernandez, and their
children: Joey and Alyah, of
Cleveland; Lynn’s children: Air
Force Lt. Ashley (Chad) Van
Winkle, of Oklahoma City, Okla.,
and Melissa (David) Wilhelm of
Cleveland; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces
and nephews.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1919,
in St. Paul, Ark. He was a World
War II U.S. Marine who fought in
three major campaigns in the
Pacific with the 3rd Marine
Division, 21st Marine Regiment.
He was a resident of Fillmore,
Calif., for over 50 years. He was
a retail clerk, insurance salesman and owner of Papa Loy’s
Liquor Store in Fillmore, before
retiring and moving to Cleveland
in 2006. He never knew a
stranger, and his quick smile and
hearty laughter will be missed by
all who knew him.
He was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Cleveland. He
was a 32-degree Mason, a member of the Ventura County
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
and a member of the Al Malaikah
Shrine Temple of Los Angeles,
Ca. He enjoyed bowling and
camping with the “Rig-Runners”
of Ventura County, Ca.
The funeral for both him and
Chattanooga National Cemetery
on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, with a
gathering of family and friends
immediately afterward at the
American Legion Post 81 in
Cleveland. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
You are encouraged to share a
memory of Papa Loy and/or your
personal condolences with his
family by visiting his memorial
web page and guestbook at
Companion Funeral Home and
the Cody family are honored to Ruby L. Johnson
Ruby L. Johnson, 93, of
assist the Hibbard family with his
Decatur, passed away Friday,
Aug. 7, 2015, in an Athens hospital.
She was the daughter of the
late Joe and Ava Dunn Hall. She
was preceded in death by her
brothers: Lester Hall, Cecil Hall,
J.C. Hall and Hoyt Hall; and her
sisters: Edith Mowery, Reba
Greene and Maggie Marler.
She loved cooking, camping,
traveling, gardening and square
dancing. She was a loving mother.
She was retired from McKee
Bakery as a supervisor with over
25 years of service. She was of
the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her sons:
Robert Tinsley and his wife, Linda,
and Paul Tinsley and his wife,
Freda; six grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; two great-great
grandchildren; her sisters: Marie
Moore of Signal Mountain and
Melba Perry of Cleveland; and
several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life service
will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 11, 2015, at the North Ocoee
Street Chapel of the Jim Rush
Funeral Homes with the Rev.
Dennis Ray officiating.
The interment will follow in the
Cofer Cemetery with Bobby
Tinsley, John Tinsley, Edward
Tinsley, Leon Smith, Tim Hatfield
and Lee Harris serving as casket
The family will receive friends
Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home.
We encourage you to share
your memories and/or condolences with the family by going to
Murry Lee Kinchen Jr.
Murry Lee Kinchen Jr., 67, of
Cleveland, passed away on
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in a
local hospital.
He was born on May 23, 1948,
in Florida to the late Murry Lee
and Ruby Florence Kinchen Sr.
He had lived in Cleveland for five
years, after moving here from Port
St. Lucie, Fla.
He was a member of North
Cleveland Baptist Church and
enjoyed playing banjo, working
with paracord and making
bracelets, dog leashes and many
other crafts. Above all things, he
loved his family and spending time
with them.
In addition to his mother and
father, he was preceded in death
by one sister, Ruby Lee Kinchen.
He is survived by his wife of 43
years, Linda Kinchen; two daughters: Michelle and Pamela
Kinchen; sister, Dee Dee Kisinger;
brother-in-law, John Cranmore;
sister-in-law, Ina Hastings; and
several nieces, nephews and
extended family members and
He will be laid to rest at
Chattanooga National Cemetery
with a private interment.
A memorial service will be held
at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13,
2015, at North Cleveland Baptist
Church in Cleveland, with Dr. Jay
McCluskey officiating.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Murry or your
condolences with his family at his
online memorial located at
Cremation Service and the Cody
family are honored to assist the
Kinchen family with these
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Vera Richardson Ledford William B. Sutton
Vera Richardson Ledford, of
peacefully on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.
She was greatly loved and will
be dearly missed by her family
and friends.
She leaves behind to cherish
her memory her loving husband of
32 years, Roger Ledford; children:
Steve (Christy) Price, Bill (LoAnn)
Price Jr., Linda Sue Price and
Tammy Howard (Jimmy); and
grandchildren: Alex Price, Jared
Price, Jordan Price, Kaitlin Anne
King (Matt), Robert (Amy)
Howard, Megan Whited (Ryan)
and Austin Howard.
A celebration of life service is
planned for 2 p.m. on Monday,
Aug. 10, 2015, in the chapel of
Companion Funeral Home, 2419
Georgetown Road N.W., with the
Rev. Bob Adamson officiating the
Interment will follow in the Beta
Cemetery in Decatur.
The family will receive friends
one hour prior to the service.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Vera or your condolences with her family at her
online memorial located at
Cremation Service and the Cody
family are honored to assist the
Ledford family with these
Evaluations on city
manager due Monday
William B. Sutton, 59, of
Cleveland, died Saturday, Aug. 8,
2015, in a Chattanooga health
Banner Senior Staff Writer
care facility.
Survivors and funeral arrangeEvaluations of Cleveland City
ments will be announced by
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home Manager Janice Casteel are due
and Crematory.
from Cleveland City Council
Ruby D. Terrell
Ruby D. Terrell, 92, of
Chattanooga, passed away
Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.
She was a graduate of
Birchwood High School and was
valedictorian of her class. She
Danny McCutchen
Danny McCutchen, 50, of attended Edmondson Business
Cleveland, died on Friday, Aug. College and worked for several
years at Wade Brown Furniture
7, 2015, at his home.
Survivors and arrangements Company and then at Killebrew,
will be announced later by Lyman and Woodward. She was
a member of St. Stephen’s
Companion Funeral Home.
Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by
her parents: Sam and Lennie
(Barger) Davis of Georgetown;
three brothers: W.S. Davis of
Georgetown, Arthell Davis of
Cleveland and James Davis of
Chattanooga; and her first husJames Parks Jr.
James “J.C.” Parks Jr., 80, of band, Emmett Terrell.
She is survived by her husCleveland, died on Thursday
band of 21 years, Joe Terrell; four
night, Aug. 6, 2015 at his home.
He was always known for his stepchildren: Charlie (Iris) Terrell,
Elaine (John) Holland, Linda and
love for fishing and gardening.
He was preceded in death by Jan
his parents: James and Gladys Chattanooga, and Ann (Bill)
Bowman Parks; and three broth- Davis of Huntsville, Ala.; three
ers: Lonnie LeRoy Parks, Jan nephews: Marshall Davis of
Lexington, Va., Mike Davis of
Parks and Charles Parks.
He is survived by his wife, Cleveland and Richard Davis of
Vivian; two sisters: Judy Parks Chattanooga; several cousins;
and Marcella Parks; a daughter, and stepgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends
Debra Parks; a sister-in-law,
Shirley Hursh; and many nieces at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church
in Chattanooga from 10 to 11
and nephews.
A Home-Going service is a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.
planned for later in the week and A funeral mass will follow at 11
will be announced at a later time. a.m.
The family expresses its
Companion Funeral Home and
the Cody family are honored to appreciation to Bernice Flippen
assist the Parks family with his for her care for Ruby during the
last few years and Hospice of
Chattanooga and the staff of
Rehabilitation for all their care.
Please share your thoughts
and memories at
Chattanooga Funeral Home,
East Chapel, has charge of
Stella Mae Wilcoxon
Stella Mae Wilcoxon, 94, of Old
Fort, passed away Friday, Aug. 7,
2015, at a local health care facility.
She was a member of
Southview Baptist Church. She
loved to quilt.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Glen Wilcoxon; parents, Payton and Abbie Taylor
Helton; three grandchildren; and
one great-grandchild.
She is survived by her children:
Nancy Wilcoxon of Old Fort, Andy
Wilcoxon of Graysville and Mary
Jane Wilcoxon Lott of Charleston,
S.C.; five grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; five great-greatgrandchildren; brother, Kenneth
(Dessie) Helton of Cleveland; and
several nieces and nephews.
Glenda Stowers
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m.
Glenda Caroline Stowers, 61, of Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in the
away chapel of Higgins Funeral Home
Wednesday morning, Aug. 5, with the Rev. Rob Works and the
2015, at her residence.
Rev. Steve Beavers Jr. officiating.
She was born Jan. 1, 1954. She
Interment will follow in Ball Play
was a very kind, strong and loving Baptist Church Cemetery in Old
She was preceded in death by
The family will receive friends
her parents, Barbara and Dewitt from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at
the funeral home prior to the servShe is survived by her husband, ice.
Edward Stowers; her children:
We invite you to send a mesNicole Arp and Jason Deaver and sage of condolence and view the
wife, Amy Deaver; stepdaughter, Wilcoxon family guestbook at
Deanna Stowers; six grandchil-
dren: Ashley Arp, Marcus Arp,
Corbin Woods, Brooklynn Deaver,
Trevor McCracken and Destiny
McCracken, all of Cleveland; her
brothers and sisters: Kathy
Atchley, Janice Webb and
Laverne Frye; and several nieces
and nephews.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in the
chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral
Home with the Rev. Jay Thomas
In the Sunday, Aug. 2, special
Hometown section a listing of
Interment followed in Sunset
Memorial Gardens with a white the National of Register of Historic
dove release ceremony conclud- Places in Bradley County omitted
the newest addition.
ing the service.
We invite you to send a mesOn Aug. 1, 2014, it was
sage of condolence and view the announced the C.C. Card
Stowers family guestbook at Building, 125 Inman St., was
added to the National Register.
The structure was built in 1915
by C.C. Card to showcase Model T
Fords. The facility currently houses a dance studio, restaurant and
loft apartments.
members Monday.
This is the first evaluation the
city has had of its highest paid
The evaluation forms are being
turned in to Cleveland City
mayor’s assistant Sue Zius.
Zius will compile all of the
scores and comments into a
“I welcome an evaluation
because everyone can improve
upon the job they are doing. I
have enjoyed have one-on-one
conversations about my performance as city manager,” Casteel
How and when an official presentation of the scores will be
made was never outlined in a
Cleveland City Council meeting.
Since the Council has until
Monday to get the evaluation
forms completed, it is not expected to be a topic of discussion at
the Council meeting that day.
Several of the Councilmen
chose to meet with Casteel to discuss the evaluation before submitting it to Zius.
Each Councilman was to fill
out an evaluation form giving
rankings from 1-5 and written
answers to a few questions. The
evaluation was put into categories of personal, professional
skills and status, relations with
the mayor and Council, policy
execution, reporting, citizen relations, staffing, supervision and
fiscal management. The second
model also asks the evaluator to
sign the evaluation.
There is a section for councilmen to sign and date the document.
Councilman Richard Banks
first brought up evaluation of the
city manager’s performance for
discussion in May. A motion he
made to move forward with the
process was approved with
Councilman Charlie McKenzie as
the lone dissenting vote.
"I think you are doing a good
job," McKenzie said to Casteel
during that meeting.
Other Councilman saw an evaluation as a way to give specific
feedback and were in favor.
Councilman Avery Johnson
said before the vote that a formal
evaluation is “only fair” to let
someone know how they are
Casteel has been criticized in
public meetings concerning the
handling of the Cleveland Police
Department situations. Others
have voiced support of her leadership.
Casteel has held the position of
city manager since 2007 and has
worked in various roles for the
city since 1973. She holds a
bachelor’s degree in accounting
from the University of Tennessee
at Chattanooga and is a graduate
of Cleveland State Community
According to the position
description in the budget each
year, “The City Manager is
responsible for all city operations
and assuring that Council policies and ordinances are enforced
correctly … the preparation of an
annual Budget and a Capital
Improvements Program. She is
also a policy advisor to the City
Council, particularly on the
financial condition of the City.
She is also responsible for any
hiring, training, disciplinary
action and termination of all City
In addition to this the city manager supervises purchasing,
human resources wellness, safety
and risk management and computer administration divisions.
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‘Driving Organizational Efficiency & Effectiveness’
Symposium set for Monday and Tuesday
Banner Staff Writer
Former Cleveland resident
Development from 2012 to 2014,
will be returning to Bradley
County this week.
Effectiveness at Cormatech Inc.,
will be the featured speaker at
Banner photo, LARRY C. BOWERS
the “Driving Organizational
CLEVELAND KIWANIS Club President Traci Hamilton, left, wel- Efficiency & Effectiveness” symcomed Junior Achievement President Melanie Connatser to the posium Monday and Tuesday.
club’s luncheon meeting this week.
The symposium is a joint effort
Kiwanis Club
Community College and Lee
This year’s first symposium
will be held both days at Lee
Building. The organizers plan to
move the event to the Cleveland
Connatser: JA helps
youth develop life skills
Banner Staff Writer
Melanie Connatser met with the
Cleveland Kiwanis Club this week,
providing club members with
information about the local Junior
Achievement chapter.
Connatser has been president
of Junior Achievement since April,
and prior to that was with the
Knoxville Bar Association for 10
years. She said she appreciated
the club’s invitation.
She said this is a very crucial
time for her organization. “It’s
already back-to-school time for
our students and our teachers,”
she said.
Connatser explained Junior
Achievement is a nonprofit, financial literacy organization, and has
been in the Ocoee Region since
“We want to educate our students well before high school,” she
said. “We want them to know their
full potential.”
Connatser emphasized that
Junior Achievement teaches
young people to be responsible
and smart with credit. It also
teaches them to develop these
skills and be ready for college and
adult decisions.
Achievement is very critical,” she
Stephanie Taylor will be the
speaker Tuesday at 7 a.m., for
His Hands Extended Devotional
at Garden Plaza, 3500 Keith St.
Hawkins Family Ministries,
with Dr. James Hawkins=and the
Rev. Jennie M. Hawkins will be at
Community Hall Church, 1305
6th Street S.E., today at 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m.
Revival services will be held at
the Little Conasauga Baptist
Church in Little Murray, Ga.,
Monday through Aug. 14 at 7
p.m. David Moore will be speaking.
A Holy Ghost tent revival will
be held Monday through Aug.16
at 7:30 nightly. The tent will be
next to Walmart beside Kenneth
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information call 706-337-3764 or
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Community Chapel Church of
God, 1807 Blythe Ave., will have
ladies praise and worship service
Tuesday at 11 a.m.
She pointed out the program
attempts to bring up the skill level
of the students and prepare them
for work readiness, adding that
many of them are from economically-disadvantaged homes.
“Junior Achievement has more
than 10 programs for students
from kindergarten through the
12th grade,” Connatser said.
These programs include the
Career Success Program for high
school students, which is a
hands-on course teaching them
how to get, and keep, a job.
Another program is “It’s My
Future” for middle-schoolers. This
program teaches the students the
impact of the workplace, and what
they can expect in the future.
Another program, for fourthgraders, is “It’s Our Region.” This
program uses games and competition to teach students skills needed for life.
“We have several other programs for elementary students,”
she added.
“One of the great things about
our programs is that they conform
to state standards,” the JA president said.
Connatser emphasized there
are many growing businesses in
Cleveland, which can benefit from
Junior Achievement.
“We have more than 200 volunteers, and we would not be here if
not for them,” she continued.
“They’re our mentors and role
“Our students learn what it is
like in the real world,” Connatser
She added one of the more popular programs is for middleschool students, which teaches
them about how life is going to be
when they reach 25 years of age.
“They establish a monthly
income, and make key decision,”
she explained. “It’s really an eyeopener for them.”
Connatser said the JA program
wants to be innovative in today’s
high-tech society. They’re making
some program changes this year,
and will be working with Boys &
Girls Clubs students.
“We serve more than 4,500 students,” she said, adding that they
work with children in Polk,
McMinn and Meigs counties, as
well as Bradley County. Last year
they had more than 190 programs
in 30 schools.
“Volunteers are the ones who
make the impact,” Connatser
emphasized, urging Kiwanians to
volunteer with the program. “We
need volunteers K through 12.”
Junior Achievement has one of
its major fundraising coming up
with its annual 5-K Race Oct. 10
on the Greenway.
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Activities will begin at 9 a.m.
Monday, and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Rice brings a wealth of experience to the event.
She has been in her present
position for just over a year. She
was Cleveland’s plant manager
from 2006-12, plant manager in
Durham, N.C., from 2002-06,
Operations Leader for Corning
Inc., in Corning, N.Y., from 1997
to 2002, and an engineer for
Corning from 1990-1997.
This symposium is a new level
of cooperation between CSCC
and Lee University, staging an
ambitious symposium for the
benefit of regional businesses
and industry.
Authorities from both schools
are working together on the event
scheduled the first of the week.
Sponsors and participants
represent a number of high-qual-
ity organizations, most from the
region, but others from locations
across the nation.
One of the area’s newest companies, Bayer Pharmaceutical
Products, will be the anchor
sponsor with two of its employees
serving as presenters.
Rick Creasy, director of
Workforce Development at
Cleveland State; Alyssa Douglas,
project coordinator at Cleveland
State; and Dr. Guy Deloach,
associate professor in Business
at Lee University, have been
working to put this symposium
“One of the biggest things is
the willingness of Lee and
Cleveland State to form this partnership,” said Creasy in a recent
interview. “We can accomplish so
much more, and make more
progress, by working together.”
Cleveland State President Dr.
Bill Seymour and Lee University
President Dr. Paul Conn have
both signed onto this historymaking endeavor. Seymour will
also be one of the program’s presenters.
The Cleveland-Bradley County
Chamber of Commerce will be
involved, as will Cleveland
Associated Industries.
“We believe we have an excellent foundation in place, and we
want to grow it year after year,”
said Creasy.
The two-day program will
focus on human resources, plant
and business management, engineering, training of personnel
and small business owners.
The registration fee for the two
days of programs and presentations is $175.
You can register by going to, or by calling Douglas at
Banner photo, BRIAN GRAVES
BCSO DEtECtIVE JOhN StONE tries out some of the new workout equipment newly-refurbished
weight and conditioning room at the Bradley County Sheriff’s office. Looking on, from left, are Sheriff Eric
Watson, William “Heavy” Harris of DynaBody and local businessman Lynn Jones.
Bradley County Sheriff’s Office
upgrades physical fitness area
Banner Staff Writer
A law enforcement officer’s job
is such that being in good physical
and mental shape could mean the
difference between life and death.
The Bradley County Sheriff’s
Office now has an upgraded and
updated facility that will help
those officers maintain that edge
over the bad guys.
It began with a completely
empty room after the old equipment was taken out and sold at
After that, local businessman
Lynn Jones came in and helped
with a room which found itself
with poor air circulation as well as
Taylors Ruritan
Rodeo set
Aug. 14,15
The 34th annual Taylors
Ruritan Club Rodeo will be
held on Aug. 14 and 15.
The rodeo is a major event
for the club to help raise funds
for club projects and scholarships.
For information on the
Rodeo you can call 423-4135383.
not being an ideal room for workouts.
“Lynn made this happen without a dime of tax dollars being
spent,” Sheriff Eric Watson said.
“We started with a completely
empty room, went in there, fixed
the floors, and upgraded the
bathrooms and showers.”
Officers can now also exercise
while watching a video monitor
and listening to music piped in
over speakers.
Once the room was ready,
William “Heavy” Harris, the president of DynaBody Fitness
Equipment of Maryville, replaced
all of the old workout equipment
with new, Olympic-quality fitness
Watson recently invited both
Jones and Harris to the BCSO to
help cut the ribbon and see what
their efforts have produced.
“I was pleased to recognize
Lynn for his great, unselfish help,
and William “Heavy” Harris
deserves our sincere thanks for
what he and DynaBody have
done to help our men and women
at the BCSO,” the sheriff said.
“By helping us, they played a
tremendous part in assisting our
efforts to keep our men and
women in good physical condition.”
A reversing diabetes, a sixweek lifestyle program for those
with diabetes or at risk for diabetes, will meet on Tuesday
nights from Aug. 25 through
Sept. 29 at the Bowman Hills
School gym, 300 Westview Drive
N.E. The cost will be $20 and
includes three books plus, for
those who attend all six nights,
your choice of a free cookbook.
RSVP by Aug.18 by calling 423521-2475
[email protected]
The Cherokee Hiking Club will
meet Thursday, 6 p.m., at the
Golden Corral Restaurant in the
back conference room. A short
business meeting will follow the
dutch-treat dinner.
Bradley County Democratic
Women will meet Thursday at 6
p.m. in the Carmichael Room,
(upstairs) at the Cleveland Public
Library. Special guest speaker
will be Pat Combs, East
Tennessee vice president of the
Democratic Women.
Local 1676 UAW Retirees will
meet at noon Wednesday at
Michigan Avenue Baptist Church.
Democratic Party will meet Aug.
17 at 7 p.m. at the
Cleveland/Bradley Public Library
in the community room. For more
information call 423-336-1129.
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Thrive 2055 promotes regional growth
Banner Staff Writer
A new initiative is now underway to promote the growth of the
Called “Thrive 2055,” it envisions what the areas surrounding Chattanooga will be like in 40
Bridgett Massengill, project
manager, recently addressed the
Cleveland Rotary Club about
what is being called “the regional
“Thrive 2055” is a public-private attempt to engage people
from across the 16-county, tristate region of Northwest
Alabama, Northwest Georgia and
Southeast Tennessee in setting a
course for the future.
“The objectives of the multiyear process are to identify
regional values and goals, and
build consensus on strategies to
be implemented for the long-term
prosperity of the region,”
Massengill said.
“It’s close to my heart for one
key reason — it’s close to yours,”
she said. “This is all about our
home; and anytime you talk
about home you light up.”
She said many want to see the
area “become the best it can possibly be.”
Massengill said there are common connections because of
geography and there has not
been the opportunity to have a
dialogue on how the region
should grow.
“As we did, it comes as no surprise there were a lot of things
that were good and a lot of issues
we could certainly look at as a
region,” she said. “The challenge
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BRIDGETT MASSENGILL, project director for “Thrive 2055,” recently spoke to the Cleveland Rotary
Club about the regional initiative.
of the region is enormous and it’s
an ambitious journey.”
The thrust of the initiative
came in 2008 with the
announcement of Volkswagen
coming to Chattanooga.
“That was a game changer for
the region,” Massengill said. “It
was bringing jobs to the region
on a much larger scale.”
She said the region “was not
prepared for that change and all
the growth that was going to
It was in 2012 when “Thrive
2055” began its mission.
“We got people together from
the region to decide what we
needed to do,” Massengill said.
“We wanted to get input from
people across the region, and
quickly we began to hear commonalities that rose to the surface.”
She said one of those was the
love of the outdoors.
“Everyone in this region claims
the Ocoee is part of their home,”
she said.
Massengill also said remarks
have been heard about “the
nightmare” of traffic, especially
THIS FIELD will be a part of the Cleveland Dog Park. Designated areas for small and large dogs are
being designed.
Work begins on Tinsley Park dog park
Banner Senior Staff Writer
Work has begun on the dog
park at Tinsley Park.
Tons of dirt are being brought
in to make the land suitable and
address flooding issues.
“We do hope to have the grass
planted and the sprinkler system in place by Sept. 15,” organizer John Sheehan said.
He said at least 50 dump truck
loads of dirt were needed to bring
the area to the elevation needed.
Drainage and fencing will also
be installed. Separate areas for
small and large dogs are being
“We are excited that we are
going to make this happen,”
Sheehan said.
Due to delays with the project,
the park will not be open for use
until next year.
“The grass will not have had
time to establish its roots. It will
be sometime likely in late spring
of next year before it can open,”
Sheehan said.
The Bermuda grass being
used needs a lot of sunshine and
hot temperatures to grow.
The original goal was to have
the grass installed by July 1.
Sheehan said the grass will
grow slower since it is being
installed later in the season.
Issues with cutting down trees
in the area “delayed the park
nearly a month getting started,”
Sheehan said
A revised plan was needed to
reduce the number of trees that
needed to be cut down and
receive the approval of the
Cleveland Tree Board.
Once the necessary trees were
cut, rain delayed the project for
a few weeks.
Fundraising efforts for the
park continue. So far, $90,000
has been raised. Sheehan said
the organizers are trying to raise
an additional $60,000.
For a donation of $100,
donors can buy a brick that will
be used to pave areas in the
park. The donors can choose to
put their names or their dogs’
names on the brick.
A donation of $1,000 will buy
a tree for the park with a commemorative plaque listing the
name of the donor or donor’s
dog. A donation of $2,000 will
furnish a bench for the park
with a plaque recognizing the
donor. A plaque at the entrance
to the park will recognize those
who donate $2,500 or more.
Donations have also come in
the form of labor.
Two of the contractors are
donating time to the project.
JenTech Construction from
Chattanooga is serving as the
general contractor.
“They are doing the installation at no charge,” Sheehan
Bryant’s Nursery is also
donating time to the project.
Those interested in making a
donation should contact Cathy
Barrett at 423-599-5880 or
[email protected]
Cleveland artists plan Thursday
sketch meeting at Bonlife Coffee
Banner Senior Staff Writer
Grab a pencil and a sketchbook and get ready to participate
in the Artist Sketch Meetup.
The event will be held at 6
p.m. Aug. 13 at BonLife Coffee.
“They have a beautiful courtyard,” organizer Jaime Barks
The First Street Square
Farmers Market will also be
wrapping up as the event starts
and may supply some interesting sketch ideas.
No RSVP is required for the
event, and artists will need to
bring their own supplies.
“Art can be an isolating thing
at times because it is usually a
solitary activity,” Barks said.
Artists of all skill levels are
welcome to attend.
While the locations will offer
various subjects to sketch,
Barks encouraged artists who
may not be interested in sketching what they see to come and
draw whatever they want.
“You don’t absolutely have to
draw if you don’t want to, you
can just come and hang out,”
Barks said.
However, Barks said she is
hoping the majority of attendees
will choose to draw.
“I am very much of the mindset that art is meant to be
shared and viewed,” Barks said.
“This is a very safe space for
people to come, create and
Barks started the sketch meet
ups earlier this year as a way for
local artists to meet and discuss
their work, while gaining inspiration for new projects.
“It was really good,” Barks
said. “We had about 16 people
come through over the course of
the day and I got really, really
good feedback from people.”
The first sketch meetup was
held at the Old Woolen Mill in
June. The event drew a variety of
ages and art interests. Many
were interested in future events.
“I think we had some good
energy and good momentum,”
Barks said.
In order to keep the conversation about art going in between
events, Barks has created the
“Sketchy Cleveland” Facebook
The ultimate goal is for the
events “to grow and expand the
visual arts community in
Cleveland” whether amateur or
professional, Barks said.
Those interested in more information can contact Barks at
321-289-5677 or [email protected]
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“There is clearly a transportation problem we are facing,” she
She said all of the counties are
expressing the need for more
“We also heard about our children and when you talk about
2055, many say they won’t be
alive then,” she said. “My
response is your children and
their generation will be. They will
look back at the decisions we
make today and they are going to
say whether we did a good job or
not shaping their future.”
Massengill said another concern was whether the children
were being adequately prepared
for the future.
“Two of our 16 counties have
more people than jobs,” she
noted, and added 22 percent in
the region do not have a high
school diploma.
“This is not one community’s
problem to solve,” Massengill
said. “When a company comes
in, they don’t want to know how
the community is doing with a
workforce that’s ready. They’re
going to be looking at who’s going
to be commuting in and out and
what is the workforce they can
tap into,” she said.
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Local firefighters sent
to help combat wildfires
Banner Staff Writer
Six local individuals are among
the approximately 70 people
deployed as firefighters and support personnel in California,
Oregon and North Carolina to
combat wildfires.
The Tennessee Interagency
Coordination Center, which is
located in the Cherokee National
Forest offices in Cleveland, said
the 70 people came from the U.S.
Forest Service, National Park
Service and the Tennessee
Department of Agriculture.
Public Information Officer for
the TICC Terry McDonald said a
majority of this personnel come
from East Tennessee. Six come
locally from the Cherokee
National Forest’s office.
The U.S. Forest Service reports
that in the past month it has
processed more than 200 firefighters from throughout the
Southeastern United States at a
mobilization center in McGhee
Tyson Airport in Knoxville.
The site is being used as a central location for fire crews to
Banner photos, HOWARD PIERCE
dive down a bouncy castle while
at the Cars and Credit Customer
Appreciation Day and Back To
School Bash.
JESSICA MOORE, top right,
helps her buddy out of one of the
bouncy castles set up for Cars
Appreciation Day and Back To
School Bash.
Officials lift evacuations
in N. California wildfire
SEVERAL ITEMS, right, were
up for auction during the Cars
Appreciation Day and Back To
School Bash. Money raised was
set to go to Family Promise of
Bradley County.
Banner photos, HOWARD PIERCE
MAX MEZA, left, keeps the grill full of burgers and hot dogs during
Cars and Credit’s Customer Appreciation Day and Back To School
Bash. Money raised from the celebration was going to Family
Promise of Bradley County.
THE STAFF at Cars and Credit, as a sign of their gratitude, held a
Customer Appreciation Day and Back to School Bash.
‘I Bleed’ initiative launched by Blood Assurance
Special to the Banner
Blood Assurance, the nonprofit regional blood organization
headquartered in Chattanooga,
invites the community to participate in its “I Bleed” initiative this
The campaign will begin
Monday and continue until
Tuesday, Oct. 20. During this
time, all donors will receive a
customized, limited edition football T-shirt from their choice of
the following colleges: Auburn,
Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama,
UTC, TTU, ETSU and Virginia
These T-shirts will be available
at all of the organization’s donor
centers and bloodmobiles with
the selection varying depending
on location.
Donors will also have the
opportunity to attend a tailgating
party that will include free food,
drinks, games and fun prizes for
the family.
The Cleveland donor center
will be hosting its tailgating party
on Friday, Sept. 11, at its location at 201 Keith Street S.W. in
the Village Green.
“Blood Assurance is extremely
grateful to our local donors who,
with one blood donation, can
save up to three lives throughout
our region,” said Charlie Callari,
vice president of marketing and
donor recruitment for Blood
Assurance, Inc.
“We encourage donors to celebrate life, as well as their favorite
college football team, by making
a blood donation during the ‘I
Bleed’ initiative,” Callari added.
The entire blood donation
process, from registration to
post-donation snack, takes less
than an hour. Blood Assurance
currently needs more than 540
volunteer blood donors each day
to adequately supply the demand
from local hospitals, and just one
blood donation can save up to
three lives.
“Every two seconds someone
in the United States needs blood,
and this need is always constant.
We can’t thank the community
enough for helping us save local
lives with each donation,” said
Adam Ellsworth, Northeast
region marketing and donor
recruitment manager for Blood
Blood Assurance has 15 centers from which donations may
be made. For operating hours of
your nearest blood center, visit or call 423756-0966.
To be eligible to donate blood,
you must be at least 17 years old
(16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more,
and be in good health.
Donors are asked to drink
(AP) — These state lotteries
were drawn over the weekend:
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Cash 4 Morning: 0-5-1-2
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stage before deployment to wildfires nationwide.
TICC functions as the central
ordering and dispatch center for
the Cherokee National Forest. It
also serves to mobilize and dispatch crews and other resources
from various agencies in
Tennessee to wildfires both
regionally and nationally.
TVA, the National Park Service,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
Agriculture and U.S. Forest
Service resources in Tennessee
are all ordered and dispatched
through the TICC incident command system.
TICC reports that so far in
2015, there have been more than
37,000 wildfires nationwide that
have burned up over 6 million
acres of land. This year’s numbers have already outmatched
2014’s wildfire damage. Last
year, the TICC reported 34,697
wildfires that burned across
approximately 1.7 million acres.
TICC reports it is expecting
even more calls for assistance in
the coming weeks.
Sum: 20
Cash 3 Midday: 3-7-6, Lucky
Sum: 16
Cash 3 Morning: 0-8-4
Cash 4 Evening: 5-0-1-3,
Lucky Sum: 9
Cash 4 Midday: 0-8-5-9, Lucky
Sum: 22
Cash 4 Morning: 0-8-6-0
All or Nothing Day: 01-05-0809-10-11-16-17-18-19-20-23
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All or Nothing Night: 02-0405-06-08-09-10-11-16-18-21-24
Cash 3 Evening: 6-9-1
Cash 3 Midday: 4-2-1
Cash 4 Evening: 8-3-9-3
Cash 4 Midday: 7-9-4-9
Fantasy 5: 04-07-12-22-35
Georgia FIVE Evening: 5-3-4-4-
Georgia FIVE Midday: 6-5-7-1-9
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Cash 3 Evening: 5-6-4
Cash 3 Midday: 1-1-4
Cash 4 Midday: 4-6-8-9
Georgia FIVE Evening: 7-2-84-9
Georgia FIVE Midday: 2-5-6-29
plenty of fluids, avoiding caffeine,
and eat a meal that is rich in iron
prior to donating.
Follow @Bloodassurance on
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and event details.
— All evacuations were lifted
Saturday after cooler weather
helped firefighters gain more
ground against a Northern
California wildfire that has
forced hundreds of people from
their homes.
The blaze is 62 percent contained after sweeping through
nearly 109 square miles of rural
timberlands and brushy hills in
Lake, Colusa and Yolo counties,
Cal Fire said.
Cooler weather overnight and
relative humidity allowed fire
crews to make progress and
reinforcement, which includes
50 fire engines, sent to
California from Nevada, New
Mexico and Arizona helped
relieve some fire personnel who
have been working two weeks
straight, Cal Fire spokesman
Daniel Berlant said.
About 3,000 firefighters continued to fight the blaze
Saturday, down from 3,600 during the peak of the fire that
erupted July 29.
The fire is not growing — only
creeping and smoldering — but
gusty southwest winds through
many parts of Northern
California are forecast for next
week and that could elevate fire
risks, Berlant said.
“We still have a lot of work to
do until we can get good containment all around the fire so it
doesn’t become active again,” he
Most of 1,200 evacuees had
returned home by Friday. But
while containment grew, so did
the sadness for some who lost
Layna Rivas returned to her
artists’ compound up a rocky
dirt road Thursday night and
found the place destroyed. “It
looked like a bomb went off
everywhere,” she said.
The 35-year-old left her home
last week and took her dogs and
cats to a friend’s house. She had
to leave her nine chickens
She found two of them, one of
which was walking through the
“She was nameless. Now her
name is Rocky,” said Rivas,
dubbing the bird for the blaze
that officials call the Rocky Fire.
While the fire burning 100
miles north of San Francisco is
the biggest, another 16 blazes
continue to burn in California
and more than 7,000 thousands
firefighters are battling them,
Cal Fire said.
In Humboldt County, more
than 70 blazes sparked by lighting had consumed 7 square
miles and incinerated six outbuildings. The fires are burning
in steep, rugged terrain with
poor access and heavy timber
fuels and are threating commercial timberland.
Much of the timberland is
owned by small timberland and
rangeland owners, who rely on
timber and range revenue for a
steady source of income. The
fires are also threatening habitat for endangered species, Cal
Fire said.
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Love Nancy helps families, victims of Alzheimer’s
Banner Staff Writer
Love Nancy, a local nonprofit
that assists people with
Alzheimer’s disease and their
caregivers, has announced
plans for a fall fundraiser and
plans to expand its services next
Founder Catherine Patten
recently shared some updates
on the organization’s progress
with members of the Bradley
Sunrise Rotary Club.
The name “Love Nancy” was
inspired by Nancy Patten,
Catherine’s mother.
Patten said her mother, a
nurse, was “crazy smart” and
known for her great love for her
four children.
“I love yous followed every
conversation,” Patten said.
She said Nancy also loved listening to oldies music, taking
care of animals and putting her
best foot forward.
When the woman known for
her fashion sense began wearing the same outfit for days in a
row, Patten and her siblings
realized something might be
wrong with their mother.
Though she had long been an
animal lover who had rescued
stray dogs, Patten said her
mother forgot how to care for
Then, she began having trouble driving her car.
Patten said she remembers
asking what was wrong. Her
mother responded tshe did not
know. She said her mother’s
admission of confusion “was
probably her last lucid
Eventually, they went to the
doctor. Nancy was referred to a
psychiatrist who gave them the
shocking news. It was earlyonset Alzheimer’s disease.
“There are moments in life
when the world just stops, and
this was one of those,” Patten
Though Nancy was just 58 at
the time, her daughter said she
would very quickly go from
being the nurse to being the
While she was still able to
navigate the process, she and
her children worked to get her
financial and legal affairs settled.
After the diagnosis, Nancy’s
challenges began to multiply.
Patten said her mother would
find the tasks that once had
been easy for her had become
For example, she once tried to
fix herself a bowl of cereal with
milk, but ended up with a plate
of cereal and some spilled milk.
On a couple of occasions,
Nancy went to walk her dog.
Patten would get a call from her
mother explaining she was at a
neighbor’s house because she
had locked herself outside. One
time, Patten found the house
was still unlocked. Nancy had
gone to the wrong house.
Patten said the family would
often try to make light of the
mistakes and find reasons to
“We had to laugh so often so
we wouldn’t cry,” Patten said.
However, it got to the point
where Nancy would no longer be
able to live on her own.
Patten said she still remembers a particular day in
December of 2009 because it
was the last day her mother told
her she loved her.
“Alzheimer’s takes away I love
yous,” Patten said.
In 2011, she lost her ability to
walk. Later, Patten said she
would need assistance to eat
and go to the bathroom.
On Feb. 23, 2013, at the age
of 63, Nancy passed away.
“I felt like I was walking
through mud,” Patten said,
describing the heavy sense of
grief she felt.
Love Nancy came from
Patten’s determination to turn
her grief into something positive
and to help those who are experiencing what she and her family did.
When Nancy was dealing with
the illness, Patten and her family joined a support group for
caregivers and found other
LOVE NANCY founder Catherine Patten recently spoke to members of the Bradley Sunrise Rotary
Club. From left are Rotarians Michael Elliott and Ty Young, Patten and club President Paul Moyle.
Women’s Council to focus on writing
for the workplace at Aug. 24 luncheon
Special to the Banner
With Tweets, text messaging
and Facebook posts governing
the way many people write these
days, the Women’s Council is
looking at how professionals
write for the workplace in their
Aug. 24 noonday luncheon.
The third quarter session of
the 2015 series “Communicating
Like a Pro” will continue Monday,
Aug. 24, at noon at the
Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of
The session is titled “To write
with care is quite a feet.”
“Or is it?” asked Nancy Neal,
vice president for communications for the Cleveland/Bradley
Chamber of Commerce. Neal will
lead the seminar that will focus
on “Writing Well for the
“Over the years, the ways we
communicate have changed,”
Neal said, noting her communications position has evolved during her tenure at the Chamber of
“Some of the rules we learned
in high school English have been
modified, but most of the basics
remain the same. We, however,
have gotten lackadaisical in our
approach to communicating
through written language.”
The goal of “Writing Well for the
Workplace” is to provide a minirefresher course for those who
write business letters, employee
manuals, electronic or print
newsletters, brochures, emails,
social media and other print projects for business or industry.
“The basic rules apply,” Neal
said. “We just need to use them.
I hope this will be a fun and an
interactive session that participants can immediately put into
Neal holds a master’s degree in
communications from The
University of Tennessee and has
almost four decades’ experience
as a writer, an editor and a copyeditor.
She briefly taught classes in
English and communications at
Lee University, then began as the
Chamber’s communications professional in 1992.
A member of the American
Executives, she is a graduate of
Leadership Cleveland. Neal also
holds memberships in the Public
Relations Society of America and
Cleveland Media Association.
She is a past recipient of CMA’s
Excellence in Communications
“Women’s Council sessions are
cost-effective opportunities for
networking and learning,” Ann
Marie Brewer, Women’s Council
chairman, noted.
Cost for “Writing Well in the
Workplace” is $15 for Chamber
members and $25 for nonmembers and includes a buffet luncheon.
To register, call 423-472-6587
by noon on Thursday, Aug. 20.
Chamber members also may register online at the community
calendar at
Healthy Woman celebrates 9th anniversary
Special to the Banner
The ninth anniversary of
Healthy Woman, a resource of
SkyRidge Medical Center, will
take place Tuesday, Sept. 15, at
Peerless Road Church with Linda
Larsen, as keynote speaker.
The anniversary will kick off
with a Women’s Expo from 4:30
to 6:30 p.m. and Larsen will
speak at 7 p.m., followed by door
Larsen’s presentation of
“Super Hero! Super You! Super
Exhausted!” will teach practical,
doable strategies you can immediately put to use to bring more
focus, mental acuity, good health
and happiness into your life at
this high energy, fun event.
Ticket price of $15 will include
admission to expo, heavy hors
d’oeuvres and presentation.
Tickets must be purchased in
advance by Aug. 31.
Attendees must have a ticket
for admission and cannot be purchased at the door.
Tickets are available at
SkyRidge Medical Center’s main
Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of
Commerce; and SkyRidge’s
Outpatient Therapy desk at The
Healthy Woman is a free community resource designed to
empower women with the
knowledge and confidence to
make informed healthcare and
well-being decisions for themselves and their loved ones.
Quarterly events are held
throughout the community during the year.
To become a member, visit
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Cherokee Pharmacy, Cleveland
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Blush Magazine, Gastrointestinal
Associates of Cleveland, Surgical
Associates of Cleveland, Haskell
Interiors, and Tennessee Valley
Urology Center.
Partnerships for the event are
available and for more information contact Ann Marie Brewer at
Alzheimer’s Association.
In February of 2014, about a
year after Nancy’s death, Love
Nancy was founded as a 501(c)3
nonprofit organization meant to
provide additional support to
those navigating the challenges
presented by Alzheimer’s disease and other progressive
memory impairments.
Among the organization’s first
efforts were starting the annual
“Pajamas for Your Mama” drive
to provide local Alzheimer’s
patients with comfy pajamas,
housecoats, slippers, socks and
blankets to use.
That led to the creation of the
Love Nancy CAREavan, a group
of volunteers who semiannually
deliver personal items to
patients and caregivers. They
also host a social hour for caregivers to allow them to share
their experiences and, as
resources allow, are sometimes
able to treat caregivers to gifts
like certificates for massages
and movie tickets to help them
combat stress.
Patten said some 65 people
have been benefitted by those
efforts so far. Love Nancy is continually looking for ways to
assist local caregivers and
On Friday, Oct. 16, the organization plans to hold a fundraiser called “Wine for the Mind,”
which will feature a concert by
Randy Steele and Friends, a
silent auction, wine and other
refreshments and more. It will
take place at The Coffey Barn in
Cleveland, and details about the
times and ticket sales are forthcoming.
The proceeds from that
fundraiser will go toward Love
Nancy’s programs, including a
new one it hopes to launch in
early 2016.
Patten said Love Nancy wants
to start something called the
Camp.” This “camp” will serve
as sort of a caregiver’s night out
opportunities for fun social
Specially-trained volunteers
and a registered nurse will be
on hand each night to lead
patients through activities like
arts and crafts sessions, movie
screenings and fitness routines
while their caregivers take a
Patten said she is excited
about this new possibility and is
hoping for the community’s
support as Love Nancy tries to
help make life a little better for
those affected by Alzheimer’s.
For more information, visit or
call 423-715-3092.
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tradition of providing quality eye care for
people of all ages and remains a leader in
delivering everything from comprehensive
eye exams to life-changing cataract
surgery, and beyond. In continuing these
traditions, Dr. Will Whitmire has been
selected to join the Cleveland Eye Clinic.
He will begin accepting new patients
starting August 3, 2015.
After graduating as Valedictorian of his class at The McCallie School in
Chattanooga, Dr. Whitmire received his undergraduate degree from the
University of Virginia, graduating with distinction. He then served as Youth
Minister in his local church before he ultimately pursued his medical
education, graduating from the Medical College of Georgia in 2011. After
completing an internship with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Whitmire
went on to complete his ophthalmology training at the prestigious Scott &
White Institute Eye Institute at Texas A&M.
He is excited about returning home to Tennessee and joining his colleagues
at the Cleveland Eye Clinic. He enjoys serving his church, volunteering in
his community, golf, hiking, running, and diligently follows college football.
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You are invited!
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, August 18, 11:30 a.m.
at Garden Plaza at Cleveland
3500 Keith Street NW, Cleveland, TN
Dr. Hunter T. McCord, D.D.S.
Dr. McCord will discuss a range of treatments and dental
issues that can be resolved with dental implants.
Treatments to be discussed:
• Individual tooth replacement
• Full mouth rehabilitation
• Mini implants
• CT-guided implant surgery
Our Lunch & Learn includes
complimentary lunch and seminar.
Please call to RSVP.
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8—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
BC Director of Schools Cash to answer Commission questions
Banner Staff Writer
Bradley County Director of
Schools Dr. Linda Cash will
appear before the County
Commission to answer questions
about system travel and instructional supplies.
Commissioner Thomas Crye,
who has been the sharpest critic
of school system finances,
requested Cash’s appearance
during the Commission’s recent
Crye told the Cleveland Daily
Banner that Cash had contacted
him and she “is looking forward
to appearing” with the most probable date being the Commission
work session scheduled for Aug.
24 at 7 p.m.
The commissioner said he
wants to ask Cash about a lack of
requests for funds for classroom
supplies and asking parents to
purchase calculators for math
class, not enough textbooks in
some subjects for students to
take home for homework and the
appearance of excessive travel at
the expense of adequate support
for the teachers.
Since September, Crye has
remained critical of the system’s
travel expenses and the list of
items parents are required to
purchase for their children.
“Looking at travel, they budgeted $104,000 last year,” Crye said
on Sept. 8. “They spent
$135,172. Those are figures
through June.”
During that same September
meeting, Crye noted the supply
lists of two schools — Lake Forest
Middle requiring a Texas
Instruments TI-30XA calculator,
which sells for an average price of
around $10 and Ocoee Middle
School which required a Texas
Instruments TI-34 multiview calculator which sells at a price
ranging from $20 to $34.
Those items remain on the
schools’ lists for the current year.
“I have two separate lists of
supplies from two schools [that
parents are being required to furnish],” he said at the time. “Some
would be understandable, but I
find it hard to believe a $5 science lab fee and a calculator are
school supplies that parents of
low-income, single parents or
those on assistance are expected
to provide.”
Crye also said there were not
enough textbooks for students,
prohibiting them from being able
to take books home for homework.
“I can assure you if there’s
money available to send people to
Las Vegas to pick up an award
and charge it off to the taxpayers,
there’s money for supplies in the
classroom. That’s where they
should be,” Crye said during that
September session.
During the most recent
Commission meeting, Crye said
the school board has moved travel expenses to another category,
calling it “a bit of a shell game
and not reducing travel.”
“We did not see anything to
provide school supplies even
though we gave the school system 100 percent of what they
wanted for the budget,” Crye
Commissioner Dan Rawls
struck at another price tag for the
school system at the recent
Commission meeting.
“I hope that we won’t see next
year another waste of 6,500 taxpayer dollars for a school
speech,” Rawls said. “That’s
$6,500 for an in-service speech
— could have been used for supplies for the children and other
things like that.”
The comments came on the
same day as teachers from
Cleveland City, Bradley County
and Polk County gathered for
their annual joint convocation
with guest speaker Ron Clark Jr.,
From Page 1
From Page 1
and NCCAA program into a fullfledged member of the NCAA
Division II and Gulf South
“Writing a book is a lot different
than writing a story for a newspaper or website. You’re able to go
into way more detail. It’s in-depth
reporting and allows me to walk
through every phase of his life. In
an article you are just hitting the
highlights,” commented the veteran journalist.
“Never having written a book,
plus doing so while maintaining
my full-time responsibilities at
Lee, has been one of the toughest
things I’ve ever done,” stated the
71-year-old. “While it’s been a
hard challenge, the pure joy of
conducting the interviews and
sharing the stories about Bill has
been worth it.”
“To see how people light up and
react when they begin to talk
about him. To hear how he
accepted every challenge that was
put before him is amazing,” Starr
related. “Bill (Talley) has been very
hands on and read every interview
I conducted. We talk two or three
times a week. He’s excited about
it, and so am I.”
After starting the project in
June of 2014, Starr sent the
rough draft to the proofreader last
October before getting it in the
hands of the editor.
With the help of Lamar
McKenzie and the Allan Jones
Foundation, the book was recently published by Pathway Press
and is now available for purchase.
“Lamar and Allan have done a
tremendous job in getting the
book published and making a
first-class book available to the
public,” the thankful author
praised. “Pathway Press did an
outstanding job of preparing this
book. I hope it will be a keepsake
for all who read it and be used as
a motivational piece for years to
Starr and Talley met as high
school students and developed a
friendship through a mutual love
of sports.
“I’m from McMinn County and
he was the team manager for the
Bradley football team. I’d see him
at sporting events,” explained
Starr, a two-sport standout for the
Cherokees, who was once offered
a contract to play professional
baseball for the Kansas City
Royals organization.
“I came down (from Athens to
Cleveland) to play American
Legion baseball for O’Dell
Swafford and Bill (Talley) was
always around the ballpark. He
has a tremendous love for and
knowledge of baseball and football,” Starr related.
A Cleveland native, Talley
attended Bradley in the late 1950s
and early 1960s during the Bears’
state championship era. He was
friends with tremendous athletes
such as Steve Sloan and Rex
After high school, Talley was
part of the first class of students
to earn a Tennessee teacher’s
license from Lee College in 1968.
While still in high school, as
well as while working on his
degree at Lee, Talley coached
Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys baseball locally, as well as Midget
League Football. One of his 11and-12-year-old baseball teams
finished as the national runnerup.
“He knew every kid in town. He
was a tremendous coach with the
young kids. Many of them have
grown up to become extremely
successful businessmen and professionals, who credit him with
having been a great influence on
their lives,” said Starr, who conducted an estimated 45 to 50
interviews with people who have
played for or known Talley over
the years.
“I’ve interviewed people who
knew him ranging from his childhood here in Cleveland to many
who have know him as an adult
through his time in West Texas.
Not one of them had a negative
thing to say about him. He’s a
devout Christian man who loved
and poured himself into working
with those kids,” the author
added. “In turn they respected
and loved him back. They played
their hearts out for him.”
“It’s amazing to see the feelings
they still have for him today.
People he coached when they were
9-10 years old. He continues to
keep in touch with a lot of those
individuals,” Starr added. “My
love and respect for Bill Talley
grew as I talked to these people
about him.”
“When I first came to the
(Cleveland Daily) Banner in the
mid 1970s, he was an assistant
coach with the varsity football
team and head baseball coach at
Cleveland High,” Starr explained.
“He took (the Raiders) to their first
state baseball tournament.”
“When he used a fungo (bat) to
hit infield and outfield (for his
players to warm up before a baseball games), it was a sif\ght to
behold. When he took one of his
Dixie Youth teams to a national
tournament and he’d start hitting
infield, the action on the other
fields ceased as the people came
over to watch,” Starr said. Talley
still has the fungo bat by his desk
in his Odessa, Texas, home.
“He drives a car and has beautiful penmanship. He writes by
holding the pen between his
‘nubs’ and guiding it with his
chin,” explained the author.
Talley is credited with being a
key ingredient in the early success
of the Blue Raider football program that went 56-7-3 — including a 32-game winning streak, the
1968 state championship and the
1970 state runner-up finish, all in
its first seven years of existence.
“When Talley coached the
freshman team, he had a 32-game
winning streak and lost just two
games in seven years, going 34-2.
Also, he and Coach Chuck Condo
would scout Cleveland’s varsity
opponents the week before (they
played the Raiders),” Starr commented. “Coach (Bobby) Scott
(the first CHS head football coach)
credits his detailed scouting
reports as one of the main reasons
Banner photo, JOE CANNON
CLEVELAND HIGH principal Autumn O’Bryan, center, shows off
the newly donated book “How Tall Is A Giant,” the Bill Talley story, to
students Ben Wyrick, left, and Tony Kahrs in the school’s library
Friday. Donated by author George Starr, the biography tells the inspirational story of how the former CHS baseball and football coach
never lets his physical limitations slow him down as he faced the
many challenges of life.
the team was so successful.”
Talley also teamed with Condo
and the late Coach Jack Kidwell,
who helped him with the ninthgrade football squad, to coach
freshman basketball at CHS.
“Because of his work with the
youth programs, all the kids
knew him and a lot of the great
athletes in the county came to
Cleveland High to play for him,”
Starr added.
A huge Alabama football fan
and disciple of legendary coach
Paul “Bear” Bryant, Talley would
often attend practices while longtime friend Sloan was playing
quarterback for the Crimson Tide.
“He got to know ‘Bear’ personally and even named his son Bryant
after him,” Starr related.
After his NFL playing career,
Sloan went into coaching and
became the head coach at
Vanderbilt, where he won SEC
Coach of the Year.
When Sloan accepted the Texas
Tech head coaching job, he invited
Talley to join him and Dockery in
Lubbock, to be a part of the staff
that included NFL coaching legend Bill Parcells and former NFL
head coach and current defensive
coordinator for the Houston
Texans Romeo Crennel.
Talley served as the academic
counselor for the Red Raiders for
2 1/2 years, until Sloan left to
take over the Ole Miss program
and Dockery took over the Texas
Tech job. Sloan has written two
books, one of which is dedicated
to Talley.
“Talley left Texas Tech to pursue his dream of being a head
football coach,” stated Starr. “He
had two or three assistant coaching jobs at high schools there in
West Texas before getting the
chance to be the head coach at
Bovina. It was a small school and
one of the worst programs in the
district. In his third year, he led
them to the district championship
and Texas state playoffs for the
first time in school history.”
Talley then was hired as an
From Page 1
Brewer was being sought by the
TBI, the U.S. Marshals Service
and the Chattanooga Police
Department after being indicted
by a Hamilton County grand jury
on Aug. 3.
The indictment came after the
National Transportation Safety
Board found Brewer had violated
safety standards by remaining on
duty for 50 hours and then falsifying the log.
During the 50-plus hours
Brewer was on duty, he was
involved in two on-road accidents,
including the fatal I-75 crash. He
was charged June 25 in
Wildwood, Fla., after allegedly
side-swiping a vehicle.
When Brewer, who was driving
a Peterbilt tractor-trailer, entered
a construction zone near
Ooltewah, traffic had come to a
halt. He plowed through seven
vehicles. His rig reportedly traveled a distance of 453 feet from
the point of initial impact to its
final resting place.
Brewer is now facing charges
that include six counts of vehicular homicide, four counts of reckless aggravated assault, one count
of speeding and one count of false
report of duty status. Brewer is
also charged with DUI by impairment of narcotics, after testing
positive for methamphetamine.
Brewer is currently being held
in the Fayette County Detention
Center in Kentucky on a
$500,000 bond.
Killed in the June 26 crash
were Gallaher; Jason Ramos, 36,
of Dalton, Ga.; Tiffany Watts, 31,
of Morristown; Sandra Anderson,
50, of Rutledge;
Garrigues, 9; and Kelsie
Garrigues, 11. Six others were
injured in the crash, including
Clevelander Ryan Humphries.
assistant coach at a bigger school
in Odessa and stayed there until
retiring from coaching after 34
years on the sideline.
“It wasn’t at Permian High
School, that ‘Friday Night Lights’
is based on, but at Odessa High
School, the main rival of
Permian,” Starr explained.
After laying down his whistle,
Talley continued to teach for 13
more years.
While in West Texas, Talley
married and became stepfather to
three children, plus he and his
former wife had a son (Bryant)
After retiring from teaching,
Talley has been involved in real
estate investing in the Odessa
“He lives by himself, with his
cat, and he's totally independent
and still drives his own automobile,” Starr related.
The book, “How Tall is a Giant,”
is available to the public by contacting Starr at (423) 559-1449 or
by emailing him at [email protected]
Talley will be in Cleveland on
Sept. 29 for a special reception
and book signing at the Museum
Center at Five Points. The previous day he will be speaking to the
Lee University athletes.
“Bill has led an amazing life and
touched so many people. I want as
many people to know about him
and his story as possible,” Starr
proclaimed. “The ultimate dream
would be for a movie to be made
about him to reach even more
people with his truly inspirational
cent gap with a 2.7 percent
n English III:
American students: 2 percent
gap with a 9.6 percent decrease;
Economically disadvantaged
students: 22 percent gap with a
2.6 percent increase;
English language learners:
percentages not available;
Students with disabilities:
35.1 percent gap with a 3.7 percent increase.
Third through eighth-grade
students had the following gaps:
n Math:
American students: 9.3 percent
gap with a 0.3 percent increase;
Economically disadvantaged
students: 22.9 percent gap with
a 0.3 percent increase;
English language learners:
22.9 percent gap with a 8.6 percent decrease;
Students with disabilities:
40.1 percent gap with a 20.1 percent increase.
n Reading and language arts:
American students: percentages
not available;
Economically disadvantaged
students: 25.7 percent gap with
a 2.7 percent increase;
English language learners:
28.6 percent gap with a 6.9 percent decrease;
Students with disabilities:
40.5 percent gap with a 18.8 percent increase.
In those gap percentages,
increases are considered negative because an increase indicates a gap is getting bigger
rather than smaller.
One county school, Taylor
Elementary School, was named
to the Tennessee Department of
Education’s list of Focus Schools
for 2015. The schools that most
need to focus on lessening their
gaps are Focus Schools.
However, another school, Park
best-selling author and educator.
The reported cost for his
$15,000 and was divided
between the three participating
Rawls said that supplies would
have been a better use of funds
rather than “vastly overpaying
somebody to give a speech to
motivate people.
“That motivation lasts two
hours; the money’s gone; and the
kids got nothing,” Rawls said.
“I realize the current administration did not implement that,”
he added. “That was not something they did, but I hope we
have a better use of taxpayer
funds from now on and I hope
that’s the message that gets
View Elementary was named to
the Focus Exit list. This means it
made enough improvements to
be removed from the Focus list
after it was added in 2014.
While the school system can
celebrate the decreases it did see
at the end of the 2014-15 year,
Cash stressed schools will be
doing what they can to continue
to address the gaps.
The director said teachers in
all schools have been given training on ways to structure their
teaching so all students improve,
with special attention being paid
to making sure the youngest students do well from the beginning.
“We’re really frontloading our
kindergarten, first- and secondgrade teachers,” Cash said.
Supervisor of Elementary
Education Sheena Newman said
in early August the school system was “conducting some wonderful training for our teachers
this year.”
In the week preceding Bradley
County Schools’ first day Friday,
teachers in the fourth through
sixth grades were to attend a
workshop from the Kagan
Institute to learn about “student
engagement strategies.”
A representative from The
Lucy Calkins Writing Institute
was also to give kindergarten
through second-grade teachers
training on writing instruction.
Cash said that training was in
addition to instruction provided
by the Tennessee Department of
Education this summer to discuss the TNReady test, which
students will to take at the end
of the school year instead of the
She stressed teachers will be
working to make sure students
are prepared. She expects students will be able to do well with
the support teachers are trained
to provide.
“We believe that all children
can learn,” Cash said.
American soldier killed, others
wounded in Kabul attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials
say that an American soldier has
been killed and several others
have been wounded in a series of
attacks Friday in Afghanistan’s
A wave of attacks rocked
Kabul, leaving more than 40 people dead and more than 300
injured. That’s the worst toll on
civilians Kabul in one day in several years.
American and Afghan officials
on Saturday identified U.S. sol-
diers as among the casualties.
The Taliban has claimed
responsibility for at least two of
the bombings.
In a telephone call Saturday
with national security adviser
Susan Rice, Afghan President
Ashraf Ghani extended their condolences for the loss of the U.S.
soldier and the wounding of several others.
American military officials
have offered no details about the
U.S. casualties.
From Page 1
The sheriff’s office in Conejos
County declined the initial offer
of assistance from the BCSO on
July 29, but on Aug 7, Sheriff
Watson received a message asking for the assistance of BCSO
detectives in the investigation.
Linda Smith, public information officer for the Conejos
County Sheriff’s Office, said that
they declined Watson’s initial
offer because they already had
two detectives from other area
law enforcement agencies helping
with the investigation at the time.
Smith added they are now
asking for help because since
Conejos County Sheriff Howard
Galvez called off the search on
Aug. 3, those detectives have
since returned to their regular
According to Galvez, there
have been several reports of possible sightings. These and all
other leads have been checked
and will continue to be checked,
but so far nothing has panned
“If we can uncover new information that warrants resuming
the search, we will do so,” Galvez
Watson reported the BCSO
has stayed in touch daily with
Colorado authorities via phone
and NCIC, and continues to follow up on local leads concerning
Keller’s activities before he left
for Colorado with friends.
Due to the multi-jurisdictional
nature of this case, Bradley
County investigators have
sought and received the help of
Investigation as well, in gathering and disseminating information.
Watson said, “We now have a
total of four officers assisting the
Conejos County Sheriff’s Office
in the disappearance of Joseph
“Joseph Keller and his family
are in our thoughts and
prayers,” Watson concluded.
Keller was on a cross-country
road trip with family and friends.
He was staying at the Rainbow
Trout Ranch in Antonito when he
went missing three weeks ago.
Keller is well known in the
Cleveland community as an avid
runner and swimmer, who helps
coach local youth as a part of the
Cleveland Waterdogs.
Keller’s family is currently
$10,000 reward for any information that could lead to the discovery of his whereabouts, urging anyone who may have any
information to call the Conejos
County Sheriff’s Office at 719376-6778.
Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015—9
Trump’s rivals criticize female moderator comment
ATLANTA (AP) — Donald
Trump’s bombast continued to
roil the Republican presidential
race Saturday, with several rivals
criticizing his treatment of a Fox
News debate moderator and the
organizer of a high-profile political convention who rescinded the
speaking slot in front of a thousand conservative activists.
The real estate mogul and reality television star remained
unbowed, refusing to apologize
for saying on CNN late Friday
that Megyn Kelly, who aggressively questioned him during
Thursday’s GOP primary debate,
had “blood coming out of her
eyes, blood coming out of her
wherever” when she asked him
about his incendiary comments
toward women.
At the least, the latest flare-up
underscores the potential challenges Trump poses for his rivals
as they struggle to react to him
without deviating from their own
message or alienating the conservatives who are enamored
with his insurgent, unconventional bid.
Jeb Bush said Trump threatens the GOP’s 2016 prospects
with female voters, who already
favor Democrats in presidential
elections. “Do we want to win?
Do we want to insult 53 percent
of our voters?” the former Florida
governor told the RedState
Gathering in Atlanta, where
Trump had been the headliner
for an evening reception at the
College Football Hall of Fame.
The event’s organizer, radio
host Erick Erickson, offered similar sentiments when he booted
Trump after his statements on
CNN. “I just don’t want someone
on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first
inclination is to imply it was hormonal,” Erickson wrote on his
website, even as he acknowl-
AP Photo
RePublicAn PResidentiAl candidate Donald Trump gestures
during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans
Arena Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio.
edged that Trump “resonates
with a lot of people with his
In a statement, Trump maintained that “only a deviant”
would interpret his comments
that way. He called Erickson “a
total loser” with “a history of supporting establishment losers in
failed campaigns.”
Former tech executive Carly
Fiorina, the only woman among
the GOP contenders, took to
Twitter: “Mr. Trump. There. Is.
No. Excuse.” She added, “I stand
with @megynkelly.”
Rick Perry, the former Texas
governor, said Trump’s behavior
shows “a serious lack of character and basic decency” that
should disqualify him from the
Even before Trump’s latest
Kelly comments, New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie told CBN
News that Trump has “got a lot of
skills, but I just don’t think for
Mike Huckabee, who also had
a RedState speaking slot, just
seemed exasperated by it all,
asking reporters for a “non-
Donald Trump question.” When
he got another, the former
Arkansas governor quipped: “I’m
running for president. I’m not
running for social media critic of
somebody else who’s running for
Yet Trump remains a towering
presence in the 17-candidate
field, and his supporters at the
RedState event — along with several other uncommitted attendees — said the latest flap simply
reaffirms why his uncompromising approach appeals to voters
who are disgusted with conventional politicians, including those
in the GOP.
“It sounds like Republicans
want to cherry-pick someone as
the nominee and they want
everyone to fall in line,” said Jane
Sacco of New Port Richey,
Florida, saying she was angry at
Erickson’s decision.
Another Trump fan, Louise
Tashjian of Atlanta, added: “This
is about political correctness. We
don’t like it when Democrats do
Dulcy Forte of Austin, Texas,
countered that Trump’s bigger
sin was his refusal in the debate
to pledge support to the eventual
GOP nominee if it’s not him. “I
was always thought Donald
Trump was a little crude, but,
more importantly, he’s not a
good Republican,” Forte said.
Still more attendees said they
are not necessarily Trump supporters but want other candidates and party leaders to take
heed of his rise.
Connie Thomas of Atlanta,
executive of a health care consultancy, said Trump went “too far”
in the CNN interview but is serving a “good purpose” in the race:
“He’s forcing the rest of this field
to speak more forcefully, more
clearly against the establishment.”
Jack Staver, a business consultant from Woodstock, Georgia,
said Trump’s rivals could benefit
from emulating his style, even if
it gets him into trouble. “Quit
being who everybody wants you
to be, and be who you are,”
Staver said. “I haven’t seen a lot
of that in this campaign.”
Some other candidates have at
least tacitly acknowledged the
tightrope they must walk with
Trump’s supporters.
Bush was the only one of a
half-dozen candidates at the
RedState gathering who mentioned Trump during his
remarks on the podium. And in
recent weeks, Bush has on several occasions differentiated
Trump from his backers, whom
he calls “good people.”
Huckabee, even in his frustration Saturday, said Trump has
“tapped into an anger” among
the electorate. “I’m angry, too,”
he said.
Meanwhile, the flap apparently
even reached into Trump’s campaign operation. The candidate
told The Washington Post on
Saturday that he had fired one of
his top advisers, Roger Stone,
GOP steels itself for uncertainty in White House race
Republicans are steeling themselves for a long period of uncertainty following a raucous first
debate of the 2016 presidential
There are no signs that
Thursday’s debate will winnow
their wide-open field anytime
It wasn’t supposed to be this
Before the campaign got
underway, Republican Party
leaders developed a streamlined
set of debates and a nomination
calendar that aimed to avoid a
messy fight.
But few envisioned a field of
17 candidates, the explosion of
outside money that appears
ready to keep second-tier candi-
dates flush with cash, and the
rise of Donald Trump.
“I don’t think we have to have
total clarity,” said Reince
National Committee chairman.
“I think clarity is boring. I think
what we have right now is some
excitement, intrigue, and that’s
great, as long as you can contain it.”
He said “containment means
jabs and a few elbows are great,
but I think beyond that it can be
Rival camps do not expect
Trump to be a serious contender
for the nomination when voting
starts early next year. But they
also cannot predict what might
drive him from the race.
So far, he has proved to be
immune from what would be
viewed as missteps by any other
candidate. But those missteps
are piling up.
Trump was disinvited from a
prominent conservative forum
Saturday in Atlanta because of
disparaging comments he made
about Megyn Kelly, the Fox News
moderator who had asked him
tough questions in the debate.
For now, Trump’s unexpected
summer surge has vaulted him
to front-runner status. It will be
several days before public
polling shows whether he was
damaged by his caustic debate
comments about women and
refusal to rule out a third-party
Most GOP strategists expect
little shake-up in the rest of the
field before the second debate
next month.
“The electorate is going to take
time to think through this,” said
David Winston, a Republican
pollster. “So I think everybody
else is going to have to have
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
and Wisconsin Gov. Scott
Walker, the two candidates closest to Trump in early polls,
escaped the first debate without
damage, but also without any
breakthrough moments.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich capitalized on a home-state crowd at
the Cleveland debate to exceed
expectations with an upbeat and
optimistic performance. Florida
Sen. Marco Rubio was praised
for a substantive showing.
late Friday. According to a letter
obtained by The Associated
Press, Stone resigned, telling
Trump, “The current controversies involving personalities and
provocative media fights have
reached such a high volume that
it has distracted attention from
your platform and overwhelmed
your core message.”
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Steady U.S. job gains likely foretell a new era: Higher rates
era of higher rates on home and
car loans, steeper borrowing
costs for businesses and the government — maybe even a bit
more return for savers — is
about to arrive.
That, at least, is the word from
most economists. After another
solid U.S. jobs report Friday,
they say the Federal Reserve
seems all but sure to raise its
short-term interest rate next
month after keeping it pinned
near zero for nearly seven years.
It would be the Fed’s first rate
hike since 2006. And it would
end the aggressive campaign the
central bank began after the
2008 financial crisis to save a
teetering banking system and
energize an ailing economy.
While it could take months, the
Fed’s moves should eventually
drive up interest rates for mortgages, auto loans and other consumer and business borrowing.
“The most advertised and
anticipated play” is a Fed rate
hike in September, David Kotok,
chief executive at money man-
agement firm Cumberland
Advisors, said Friday after the
July jobs report showed that
employers added 215,000 jobs
and that the unemployment rate
held at a nearly normal 5.3 percent. “Markets, economists, and
analysts expect it.”
Not all of them do.
Some economists argue that a
September rate increase isn’t
guaranteed. They say Friday’s
figures showed that some gauges
of the job market remain weak.
Pay increases, for example, are
still sluggish. And hiring hasn’t
been strong enough to draw millions of Americans who’ve given
up on their job searches back
into the hunt.
What’s more, a strong dollar is
hurting U.S. exporters and making foreign goods cheaper in the
United States, which could
shrink inflation even further
below the Fed’s 2 percent target.
“A September rate hike is by
no means a done deal,” Chris
Williamson, chief economist at
Markit, said in a research note.
“Low inflation and cooling growth
will create powerful arguments
against rate hikes.”
Here are three reasons the Fed
will likely raise rates when it
meets next month — and two
reasons it may not.
In the past seven years, the
economy has gone from hemorrhaging millions of jobs during
the Great Recession to sluggish
and intermittent hiring during
the first several years of recovery
to consistently strong gains.
In the past two years, employers have added a robust average
of 235,000 jobs a month.
Businesses have added jobs for
65 straight months, the longest
such streak on records dating to
“As long as you’ve got payroll
gains above 200,000... this
meets the requirement of showing some further improvement in
the labor market and strengthens the case for the Fed moving
in September,” said Michelle
Girard, chief U.S. economist at
The steady job gains have
helped reduce the jobless rate to
5.3 percent from 6.2 percent a
year ago and 10 percent in 2009.
That’s near the 5 percent to 5.2
percent range that the Fed says
constitutes a normal job market.
Most economists expect the rate
to fall even further.
The proportion of adults who
either have a job or are looking
for one has also stabilized
recently. That suggests that
stronger hiring has been the
main reason unemployment has
kept falling.
Though economic growth is
still modest, Fed policymakers
need to raise rates from their
record lows sooner or later. Rates
kept too low for too long could
make it hard for the Fed to
respond to any future economic
Persistently low interest rates
and subpar inflation leave “less
scope for the (Fed) to respond” by
cutting short-term rates to
“counteract a weakening in the
economy,” Fed Chair Janet
Yellen said last month.
Girard said the length of the
recovery also points to a hike in
September: “Seven years into an
expansion, should you still be
sitting at emergency rates?” she
All that said, some analysts
cite at least two reasons the Fed
might put off a rate hike:
American’s paychecks are still
growing much more slowly than
if the job market were really at
full health. Average hourly pay
rose just 2.1 percent in July from
a year earlier — far below the 3.5
percent to 4 percent pace typical
in a healthy economy.
That suggests that employers
are still managing to find plenty
of workers to fill jobs. And some
Americans who have given up
looking for work might resume
their searches if more good openings were available.
Yellen has flagged this shortcoming: “A significant number of
individuals still are not seeking
work because they perceive a
lack of good job opportunities,”
she said in July.
The dollar has risen roughly
14 percent in the past year compared with overseas currencies,
which makes imported cars,
clothes and food cheaper than
U.S.-made products. That’s also
depressing an already unusually
low inflation rate. Consumer
prices rose just 0.1 percent in
June compared with a year ago.
Excluding the volatile food and
gas categories, they’ve risen only
1.8 percent.
Both figures are far from the
Fed’s 2 percent target. Though
consumers appreciate low inflation, the Fed wants a little inflation as a guard against deflation,
which can drag wages down,
make consumers slow to buy and
make debts harder to pay off.
AP Economics Writers Paul
Wiseman and Josh Boak contributed to this report.
Clinton records: Judge sets
schedule for release to AP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Impatient
State Department spokesman nearly 5,000 pages of calendars
with years of delays, a federal Mark Toner said the department and schedules from Clinton’s four
judge on Friday gave the State was aware of the judge’s order but years as secretary of state.
Department some tight deadlines wouldn’t comment further on a
to provide The Associated Press pending lawsuit.
Department will have eight months
with thousands of pages of docuIt was not immediately clear to produce 13,387 pages of materiments related to Hillary Rodham whether the State Department will als concerning its oversight of milClinton — a timetable that means comply with the judge’s order or itary contractor BAE Systems durmany of the files should be ask an appeals court to give it ing the years Clinton served as secreleased well before the U.S. presi- more time, though the judge said retary of state.
dential primary elections.
the agency must alert him if it feels
The British firm settled with the
Friday’s order came one week that it cannot meet any part of the Justice Department in February
after U.S. District Judge Richard deadline.
2010 to end a long-running inves“We are very pleased Judge tigation into its overseas contracts
AP Photo Leon chastised the department for
In thIs MAy 27, 2008 fIle Photo is shown the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas’ con- its slowness in satisfying years-old Leon set a tight production sched- and later agreed to pay a $79 mildemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. Wherever their summer travels have taken records requests, including for ule for review and release of these lion fine to the State Department
them, Supreme Court justices probably will weigh in over the next few days on Texas’ plans to execute Clinton’s schedules and calendars. public documents,” AP’s general and submit to auditing and overThe AP sued in March after the counsel Karen Kaiser said in a sight. So far, after more than two
two death row inmates in the week ahead.
department failed to turn over files statement. “We remain committed years, the State Department had
requested under the Freedom of to the goal of getting this impor- turned over seven pages to the AP
Information Act, including one tant information released to the on the subject.
request made more than five years public as quickly as possible.”
The AP submitted its FOIA
Under the new schedule, the request targeting records from
State State Department will have 30 Clinton and a number of her top
Department has said it struggled days to produce roughly 68 pages aides in July 2013. The State
to meet the AP’s demand on time of documents related to Clinton’s Department denied fast processing
because of limited staff resources former top aide, Huma Abedin. The of the request and later missed a
and thousands of other pending State Department last week in promised target date for completWherever their summer travels
requests. But at a hearing last writing asked Abedin’s lawyers to ing its searches.
have taken them, Supreme Court
month, Leon appeared troubled preserve and return to the governThe scheduling order does not
justices probably will weigh in
that the document requests had ment any federal records that include the 55,000 pages of
over the next few days on Texas’
gone unsatisfied and said at least Abedin might have in her posses- Clinton emails that the State
plans to execute two death row
part of what the AP wanted could sion.
Department is already in the
inmates in the week ahead.
be processed with ease by “the
Within 90 days, the judge said, process of releasing in a separate
If past practice is any guide,
least ambitious bureaucrat.”
the department must turn over case.
the court is much more likely to
allow the lethal-injection executions to proceed than to halt
Opponents of the death penalty
took heart when Justices
Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader
Ginsburg made the case against
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice unlikely. It would dramatically where nine people had been
capital punishment in late June
Joe Biden and his wife reshape the Democratic race and gunned down just days before.
as arbitrary, prone to mistakes
are retreating from Washington undercut the sense of inevitabiliAfter leaving Washington on
and time-consuming. Even if
Biden was to spend the
death penalty opponents eventulittle on their schedule but a Clinton. Although still the clear night at his family home in
ally succeed, the timeline for abomomentous decision to make: front-runner, Clinton has seen Delaware before flying to South
lition probably will be measured
whether he should run for presi- declines in her favorability rat- Carolina on Saturday for a nearly
in years, not months.
ings just as Vermont Sen. Bernie weeklong trip with his wife, Jill
That’s because Breyer, joined
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Biden’s advisers say he hasn’t Sanders has been drawing large Biden.
by Ginsburg, was writing in disIn thIs Photo taken May 27, 2010, Supreme Court Justices indicated which way he’s leaning. crowds, demonstrating the
Over the years Biden has often
sent in a case involving death row
Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are seen in the East Room The vice president is still mourn- appetite in the party for a Clinton spoken about the central role his
inmates in Oklahoma, and five
family’s needs play in his politisitting justices, a majority of the of the White House in Washington. Wherever their summer travels ing the death of his son barely alternative.
“We know Hillary’s campaign is cal decisions.
court, believe “it is settled that have taken them, Supreme Court justices probably will weigh in over two months ago. But since
capital punishment is constitu- the next few days on Texas’ plans to execute two death row inmates reports surfaced saying he was confronting serious issues,” said
tional,” as Justice Samuel Alito in the week ahead. Breyer, joined by Ginsburg, was writing in dissent taking a fresh look at running, Mayor Michael Spencer of
potential campaign staffers have Newport, Delaware, who recently
wrote in his opinion for the court in a case involving death row inmates in Oklahoma.
begun sending in their resumes, joined the super PAC called Draft
in that same case.
aides said, and longtime Biden Biden. “I think over these next
Texas has scheduled back-toback executions Wednesday and been carried out in just five states a sentence of death, which Breyer donors have offered to help if he few weeks, you’re going to see
there’s a lot more of us.”
Thursday for Daniel Lee Lopez — Texas, Missouri, Georgia, had previously suggested also gets in the race.
And while Biden has yet to ask
There are practical reasons
Florida and Oklahoma. Nine of might be a violation of the constiand Tracy Lane Beatty.
Lopez was convicted of running those were in Texas. Twelve tutional ban on cruel and unusu- staff to organize on his behalf, he that Biden will have to make a
over a Texas police officer with states with the death penalty al punishment. Six of the 18 men has started showing interest in decision soon. The first filing
his car during a high-speed have not had an execution in who have been executed in 2015 details like filing deadlines and deadlines for key primary states
chase. Lopez’ lawyer already has more than five years. That list spent at least 20 years on death what it would take for him to like New Hampshire and South
and row, including one who served 31 raise enough money to build a Carolina are in November, and
asked the court to stop the execu- includes
campaign structure in the limit- Biden would need some type of
Pennsylvania, which between years before his execution.
ed time left, said the aides, who operation up and running to get
Beatty strangled his 62-yearlems opponents of capital pun- spoke on condition of anonymity on the ballot. He has said he’ll
old mother, then stole her car and row inmates.
The relatively small number of ishment can cite, they also have because they weren’t authorized decide by end of summer.
drained her bank accounts. He
Biden is a frequent visitor to
that actively seek to carry to reckon with what death penal- to comment publicly.
has an appeal pending in lower
So shortly after Biden returns South Carolina. He spends most
courts and could also end up at out death sentences underscores ty opponent Michael Meltsner
what Ginsburg characterized in called the “world of brutality and from his vacation, his aides and Easters on Kiawah Island and
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Jury could not agree
on capital punishment
The life sentence delivered by a
divided jury to Colorado theater
shooter James Holmes averts an
uncertain path to execution in a
state that has put only one man
to death in nearly a half-century.
Colorado rarely carries out
capital punishment. Only one
man has been put to death since
1967. But the mass murder of 12
defenseless theatergoers three
years ago was so horrific that
many observers predicted death
would be the only possible outcome.
But capital punishment
requires a unanimous verdict in
Colorado, and the jury of nine
women and three men failed to
agree Friday on any of the murder counts. That means Holmes
will automatically get a sentence
of life without parole after his victims get one more chance to
address the court, in hearings
scheduled for Aug. 24-26.
On July 20, 2012, Holmes clad
himself in body armor, packed an
arsenal of weapons and opened
fire on 400 unsuspecting people
during a midnight premiere of
“The Dark Knight Rises.” Seventy
people were wounded or injured
in their scramble to escape.
Prosecutors had refused a pretrial defense offer to enter a plea
deal that would have kept
Holmes behind bars for life, calling him the personification of evil
and saying that capital punishment was the only appropriate
District Attorney George
Brauchler defended that decision
Friday, declaring, “This guy went
there in his heart with the intention to be the number one mass
murderer in the history of this
country, and he had the means
to do it.”
The verdict averts an appeals
process that would have kept
Holmes in the public eye during
decades of hearings and cost millions of taxpayer dollars. And
there was no guarantee that the
once-promising neuroscience
student, now 27, would ever be
At least one survivor sought
consolation in the outcome.
“Now that we don’t have the
death penalty, we don’t have to
go through all the appeals,” said
Lonnie Phillips, whose 24-yearold stepdaughter Jessica Ghawi
was killed in the attack. “We
want him to go into oblivion. We
want him to never be seen or
heard from again.”
The state’s last execution was
in 1997: Gary Lee Davis received
a lethal injection for a woman’s
kidnapping, rape and murder.
Colorado remains politically
divided on the death penalty.
Lawmakers came within one vote
of abolishing capital punishment
in 2009. Opposition and support
for the death penalty have long
crossed party lines in Colorado,
both in public opinion polls and
in the Legislature, where lawmakers also tried unsuccessfully
to abolish the death penalty in
1999 and 2013.
The state’s longest-serving
death-row inmate, murder convict Nathan Dunlap, spent 20
years exhausting all of his
appeals when Gov. John
Hickenlooper, a Democrat, granted him an indefinite stay of execution in 2013. Dunlap was convicted in 1996 for the 1993 slayings of four people at a Chuck E.
Cheese’s in Aurora, the same
Denver suburb where the theater
Hickenlooper cited doubts about
the fairness of the state’s death
penalty process, and about
access to the drugs needed to
carry out the execution.
Two of the other three men on
death row, Robert Ray and Sir
Mario Owens, were sentenced in
2009 and 2008, respectively, and
their appeals have yet to reach
the state Supreme Court. Both
were convicted in the 2005 slayings of Javad Marshall-Fields
and his fiancee, Vivian Wolfe.
Marshall-Fields was going to testify against Ray and Owens in a
separate murder case.
Many victims’ relatives view
capital punishment as a necessary avenue for justice, but it’s a
hard road for all involved, said
Democratic state Rep. Rhonda
Fields, an Aurora lawmaker and
Javad Marshall-Fields’ mother.
She says she supports the death
penalty but knows firsthand how
painful the process can be.
“I’ve experienced it, and my
heart goes out the victims’ families,” she said. “What is the price
of justice, is what I come back
Defense arguments about
Holmes’ schizophrenia could have
been grounds for a death penalty
appeal, keeping him alive even
longer. Experts on both sides testified that Holmes is mentally ill.
Court-appointed psychiatrists
found him delusional, believing
his self-worth would increase
with each life he took. Even when
mentally ill killers are sentenced
to death, the law requires that
they remain sane enough to
understand the nature of their
punishment before an execution
date can be set.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ignoring the
police officers standing down the
block and the disingenuous fine
print on the foil packet peeking
out of his front pocket —
“Warning: Don’t Smoke” — a
homeless man openly lit up a
synthetic marijuana joint and
explained why it’s not like the
real thing.
“It’s a zero-to-60 high,” said the
47-year-old, who gave his name
only as J.C. because of his frequent run-ins with the law. “I’ve
done plenty of drugs in my life,
and it only compares to dust,” he
said, referring to PCP. “But it
doesn’t last as long.”
The tutorial was offered in
broad daylight on a bustling
street corner in East Harlem, one
the neighborhoods where the
New York Police Department says
it’s seen an alarming increase in
consumption — mainly by homeless men — of the leafy substance
known as “K2.” The cheap knockoff weed is spiked with unknown
chemicals that are supposed to
mimic the more mellow effects of
pot, but often comes with harsh
side effects that have created a
quandary for authorities already
grappling with how to deal with
the city’s homeless population.
“When people talk about synthetic marijuana, it’s kind of bad
misnomer because we don’t know
what these chemicals are,” said
Robert Messner, a police official
in charge of civil enforcement.
What’s known is that in recent
months, there’s been a spike in
emergency room visits in New
York City by users suffering from
high blood pressure, hallucinations, hot flashes and psychotic
meltdowns that can turn violent
or deadly.
On July 24, five patients at a
psychiatric facility on Wards
Island off of Manhattan were
rushed to the hospital after
smoking synthetic marijuana.
Less than a week later, a man in
the West Village jumped into the
Hudson River and drowned. A
friend told police the victim was
high on K2.
New York City health officials
issued warnings in April after
synthetic marijuana sent 160
people to hospitals in a little over
OCTOBER 5-14, 2015
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a week. Statewide, there have
been more than 1,900 emergency
department visits from April
through June alone, prompting
Gov. Andrew Cuomo to call for
tighter regulations on an existing
list of banned substances to
include new chemical compounds.
The risks of synthetic marijuana aren’t limited to the smokers:
An internal NYPD memo issued
last month warned officers that
some people strip off their
clothes, become impervious to
pain and go berserk if confronted,
and advised to call for backup
and use a Taser if necessary to
get them off the street. At a
recent news conference, Police
Commissioner William Bratton
described how a suspected user
who locked himself inside a home
and began tearing it apart suffered a gruesome injury when he
deliberately grabbed the blade of
an electric saw that emergency
service officers were using to get
him out.
Users can go “totally crazy,”
Bratton said. “Some of the nor-
mal takedowns we use aren’t
going to work. ... It’s something
we’re very concerned about.”
Worries over synthetic marijuana aren’t new or confined to
New York. In 2013, Washington
DC launched a zombie-themed
website — —
to warn teenagers of its dangers. Earlier this year, the
Attorneys General wrote to
gasoline companies to demand
that they outlaw sale of synthetic drugs — which can come in
the form of herbal incense and
potpourri — at gas stations and
convenience stores.
Authorities in New York have
largely treated the trend as a
public health issue, with police
officers calling ambulances for
users in distress, sometimes after
handcuffing them for their own
safely. But they’ve also sought to
put a dent in the market by using
health codes to raid small businesses to issue and seize thousands of packets of K2 believed to
be produced in China — under
brand names like “Green Giant,”
Railroad safety: Few likely to meet deadline
handful of railroads are close to
meeting a deadline this year to
install safety technology that can
prevent many crashes, including
derailments due to excessive
speed like the deadly Amtrak
crash in Philadelphia in May,
according to a government report
released Friday.
Only three railroads have submitted safety plans to government, a necessary step before
they can put the technology —
positive train control, or PTC —
into operation, the Federal
Railroad Administration report
said. They are BNSF Railway, the
nation’s second largest freight
railroad, and two commuter railroads — Metrolink in the Los
Transportation Authority in the
Philadelphia area.
Amtrak hasn’t submitted a
plan yet, but railroad officials
have said they expect to have PTC
in operation in the railroad’s busy
Northeast Corridor by the Dec. 31
Some railroads are lagging far
behind. Union Pacific, the
nation’s largest freight railroad,
hasn’t equipped any of its 6,532
locomotives with the technology,
according to the report. None of
Norfolk Southern’s 3,400 locomotives are equipped, either.
The type of PTC being put into
place by most railroads relies on
GPS, wireless radio and computers to monitor train position and
automatically stop or slow trains
that are in danger of derailing
because they’re traveling too fast,
are about to collide with another
train or are about to enter an
area where crews are working on
A rail safety law passed by
Congress in 2008 gave railroads
seven years to install the technology. PTC is expensive, and many
railroads were late getting started. Freight railroads often host
commuter railroad operations on
their tracks, and they also frequently use the tracks of their
competitors. Developing PTC systems that can be used by multiple railroads has added a layer of
complexity to the effort. Many
railroads also ran into unantici-
pated difficulties acquiring the
radio spectrum necessary to
make the technology work, and
getting government permission to
erect thousands of antennas
along tracks.
Railroads have been urging
Congress to delay the deadline.
Senate Commerce Committee
Chairman John Thune, R-S.D.,
introduced a bill earlier this year
that would have provided railroads another five to seven years
to put PTC into operation.
The railroad industry said the
challenge of developing the technology from scratch is unprecedented. “Reaching deadlines is
important, but even more important is that when PTC is turned
on, it is fully operational and
enhancing safety,” said Edward
Hamberger, president and CEO of
the Association of American
Support for a lengthy extension
diminished after accident investigators said the May 12 Amtrak
crash, which killed eight people
and injured about 200 others,
could have been prevented if PTC
had been in operation.
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actions of the officers involved, of
course, but I’m almost sad for
what our guys who are going out
and doing their job will have to go
through during this.”
He said no matter what the
investigation turns up, there
have “obviously been some bad
decisions made.”
“It’s hard to justify and stand
behind officers, which I’m not
going to do, if they’re involved in
bad behavior which stains this
department which turns into
even worse allegations toward
the department,” he said.
“There’s not much I can do to
defend that, and I’m not going to
defend that.”
It all started for Gibson
Thursday morning when he came
into the office.
“I was contacted by Lt. (Steve)
Webber, one of our shift supervisors. He informed me that during
roll call, one of the officers had
confessed to an extramarital
affair,” Gibson said. “He asked
for prayer from the department
saying he was working things out
with his wife.”
Gibson said he and the supervisor then met with Wells “and
talked to him about what our
concerns were.”
“It was about how this hurts
our department and asking if
there were things he was doing
on duty that we needed to be
concerned with,” he said.
Gibson reconfirmed the officers in question were not on duty
during their Gatlinburg stay.
“Once we sat down and talked
to him, it became pretty evident
that we were going to have some
issues we were going to have to
deal with internally as far as
some policy violations,” Gibson
“We laid the groundwork for a
preliminary internal investigation where we started pulling
GPS records on his vehicle and
talking to him specifically about
this and made it clear to him that
honesty and accountability are
the two things we were looking
Gibson described Walls as
“very remorseful and cooperative
on that.”
He said during the initial
inquiries, it was discovered Nave
may have been involved in “an
inappropriate relationship.”
“We brought that officer in to
talk about it. When we started
talking to him, we didn’t get a
real clear picture that anything
he was doing was going to affect
the department or be a policy violation of the department,” Gibson
“Both guys did talk about having a trip to Gatlinburg where
they did go up and meet the two
ladies,” he said. “That was on a
Thursday. They spent Thursday
night at the cabin in Gatlinburg.
The two ladies left, then [two]
other officers from the police
department came up there to
stay the weekend.”
Gibson said these would have
been days the officers were not
assigned to duty.
“What transpired at the cabin
— we didn’t get that far other
than two of the officers were
there first to spend the night and
then two others came up,” he
“We do know the two ladies
that accompanied Officer Walls
and Officer Nave to the cabin for
one night and then, after that,
we’re not sure what happened.
We’re starting to scratch the surface of all of the events.”
Gibson said by the time work
ended this past Thursday, the
officers were not assigned to be
on duty over the weekend and
suggested some decisions on policy violations could be handed
down on Monday.
“We had already started looking into possible policy violations
and also to verify if they had told
us the truth about certain
things,” he said.
Gibson said Walls did leave his
job early Thursday “at his
request” and would not have
been paid for the weekend they
were scheduled days off without
“We were trying to make a decision whether to put them on
administrative leave, but we had
until Monday to make that decision,” he said. “We were going to
use [Thursday and Friday] to
start looking into the events to
decide how significant the events
are and are they being truthful
about what they had told us so
“We wanted to send a clear
message to everyone that we’re
not going to tolerate this type of
behavior. We can’t tolerate this
anymore,” Gibson said. “Our
department has been beat up too
many times over the past concerning things like this.”
The interim chief said when he
got to his office Friday morning,
he was notified by the Bradley
County Sheriff’s Office of a report
concerning an alleged victim of
sexual assault which had been
filed around 2 a.m. that day.
“They told us they had made
contact to Sevier County because
that’s were the assault was
alleged to have happened,” he
“At that point, I talked to
[District Attorney General] Steve
Crump and Sheriff Eric Watson,”
he said. “We made sure we had
as much accurate information as
we could at the time and, once
we got that information together,
we went ahead and wanted to let
the public and the community
know what was taking place and
what was transpiring. We wanted
to be transparent and let the
community know we’re dealing
with yet another issue.”
Gibson said the case has been
assigned as an internal affairs
investigation because it concerns
patrol officers as opposed to
administrative officers.
“We will be handling that part
of it, but we will be staying in
contact with the district attorney’s office for the purpose of the
investigation simply because
they have the obligation on any
potential criminal concerns,” he
Gibson said the DA’s office in
Bradley County is helping to
coordinate with the authorities in
Sevier County where any criminal charges would be filed.
“At this time, we have a report
documenting the steps the sheriff’s office took and who they contacted to make sure the appropriate authorities that should be
investigating it look at it. It will
be Mr. Crump and the DA in
Sevier County’s decision on who
exactly investigates it,” he said.
“We would have a very minimal
and limited involvement in the
criminal investigation — just
staying neutral,” he said. “We will
of course cooperate in any way
they ask us to.”
He said if evidence of a criminal act is found, “our internal
part takes a back-burner to that.
We would allow them to do their
investigation without hindrance
from us.”
Gibson explained the administrative leave is used to “benefit
the department.”
“You don’t want those officers
working in this environment
while this is going on because it
can cause too much of a disruption. They may not function at
the level they should and citizens
do not get the service they
deserve,” he said.
“Administrative leave with pay
is something that is through city
policy because they are subject
to an investigation, but they have
yet to be found in violation of
polices at this point or responsible for any criminal activity at
this point.”
Gibson said giving leave with
pay is required in this circumstance at this time because “if
you do it without pay, it’s already
a disciplinary action.”
“If we put them on administrative leave without pay, and then
come back and there is no finding, then you have essentially
disciplined them for something
they did not do,” he explained.
“That’s the policy we follow and
routinely how we deal with that.”
Gibson admitted it is a tough
question when asked what he
would tell the public who now
looks at the department and
says, “Here we go again.”
“I don’t know what you say to
them,” he said. “It’s embarrassing to the department. The only
thing I can say is this is something we work on. This is something we take seriously. It’s
something we will hold them
accountable for in this kind of
Gibson said there will always
be issues with officers concerning disciplinary actions “and
we’re going to have to deal with
“I would encourage people not
to look at every officer, because it
was an individual who made the
mistake and not the department,” he said. “We try to take
steps to discourage that behavior. We try to take steps that if
someone engages in this type of
behavior, they are held completely responsible.”
He said the community needs
to understand “this is two officers out of 91 and out of 100plus employees we have at the
department that messed up.”
“We are going to take steps to
hold them accountable, but we
want to make sure the public
knows this is not characteristic
of the majority of the officers. It’s
not characteristic of what the
Cleveland Police Department
stands for,” Gibson said.
“I will stand up for the officers
who are here and doing their
jobs. I’m going to follow the policies and procedures we have in
place and hold them accountable
for whatever behavior they need
to be accountable for,” he said.
“I’m going to support our officers
and encourage then to get the job
Speaking about the investigation now ongoing, he said he
hopes it will be completed “as
quickly and fairly as possible.”
“We want to be completely fair
to the officers involved with this,”
he said. “We don’t know how difficult and complex this may get.
Normally, we have a 15-day time
period we try to compete these
types of investigations. The
majority of the time those get
extended depending on access to
witnesses and the type of investigation we are dealing with.”
Gibson said in a recent interview with the Banner he felt the
corner had been turned concerning morale within the department.
He admits that has taken a hit
after the most recent events.
“The balloon didn’t burst, but
we definitely got a hole poked in
it,” he said. “I met with several of
our teams and plan on meeting
with all of them and talk to everybody face-to-face.”
“What I saw today [Friday] was
a lot of disappointment. When I
left, I asked if anyone had any
questions. There was complete
silence,” Gibson said. “You could
tell it did take the wind out of
their sails — especially after a lot
of the positive publicity we’ve had
in the last few weeks. A lot of
positive things about the department and the people here.
“That’s still in effect,” Gibson
said. “The morale will take a hit
today and then, just depending
on what kind of coverage and
how this plays out, they will continue to take a hit. But, I think
all in all the morale is up. These
guys will bond together and find
comfort in each other and will
continue to go out there and do
their job.
“I don’t think the citizens will
see a difference in the service
they get. It doesn’t take away
that they are good officers. It
doesn’t take away they are doing
their jobs.”
Gibson said over the past five
months, the situation at the
department has been “leveling
“No one promised there still
wouldn’t be problems we would
have to deal with. There will be
others as long as human beings
are involved,” he said.
“I don’t want this to be a reflection on where we’ve come and
what we’ve accomplished over
those few months,” he said.
Cleveland police consultant
Larry Wallace said matters such
as these are “beyond the scope of
policy,” but agrees with Gibson
the officers and the department
will rebound.
“It is especially unfortunate
this situation has taken place
simultaneously as we are deeply
involved in the selection process
for the new police chief,” Wallace
said. “It’s very disappointing, but
it’s life. It’s something we will
have to deal with and move forward with in the department.”
“These men and women in this
department are very resilient,”
Wallace said. “They have gone
through diversity time and time
again. They’ve answered the next
roll call. They’ve been here and
they’ve done their jobs protecting
the citizens of this community.
They will come back from this,
move on and carry forward. You
don’t have a choice. You take the
bad, learn from it as much as
possible and try to move forward.”
(Banner Senior Staff Writer
Joyanna Love contributed to this
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The statement provided by
Logan follows:
“Mr. and Mrs. Walls will be
fully cooperative with all authorities in any investigation regarding any allegations which are
made against Carl. People make
mistakes in their lives and in
their relationships with each
other. He who has not is free to
cast the stones.
“The Walls have confronted
their private problems and
embarked on a course of conduct
which they believe with all their
hearts is what they should do.
They will stand together. The acts
of confession and forgiveness are
proper between them and God.
Their commitment to their marriage has resulted in a public difficulty which they will overcome.
“Carl Walls has violated no
law. He has not engaged in any
conduct which warrants what he
is facing — but he will face the
accusations if they in fact exist.
He and his wife have overcome
the most important hurtle. They
and their family are together.”
According to a report from the
Bradley County Sheriff’s Office,
on Aug. 7 Assistant District
Attorney Andy Watts contacted
BCSO officer Brandon Edwards
to advise him a female at
SkyRidge Medical Center stated
County, he contacted Watts, who
advised him that he needed to
contact law enforcement in
Sevier County.
Edwards made contact with
the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office
and spoke with a Sgt. Breeden
who informed him their on-call
detective would contact him
shortly. He requested Edwards
collect any possible evidence.
Breeden also provided the
detective’s phone number for the
alleged victim to call. When
handed the number, the complainant told the officer that she
would call the detective on the
following day.
Edwards collected the shorts
and placed them in a brown
paper bag and took them along
with the completed rape kit back
to the BCSO, where the items
were logged into evidence.
Walls has been put on administrative leave pending completion of the investigation.
CPD Officer Chad Nave was
also put on administrative
leave pending the outcome of
the investigation into possible
CPD policy violations. At the
time of the alleged incident,
Nave was at the cabin with an
unidentified woman. He was
not implicated in the alleged
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United States” for the right candidate.
“The committee members will
now focus their review on these
10 applicants. Next week, preliminary background checks will
be conducted on each of the 10
applicants,” Casteel said.
After the preliminary background checks are complete, the
committee will do further review
and then meet next week to further narrow the number of appli-
Police chief: Woman armed
with knife shot by officer
was shot by a Washington, D.C.,
police officer at the scene of a fire
Saturday evening in Northeast
The woman was armed with
knives and she refused commands to drop them when police
encountered her D.C. police chief
Cathy L. Lanier told the
Washington Post Saturday.
Both police and firefighters
were sent to a street about nine
miles east of the White House for
reports of a fire. On the way to the
scene police were told of someone
there with a knife, she said.
Exactly what prompted the
confrontation, which occurred
about 6 p.m., remained unclear.
she had been raped.
After talking with the alleged
victim at SkyRidge, Sgt. Yvonne
May contacted Watts informing
him the woman had identified a
Cleveland Police Department officer as the suspect in the rape
and the alleged offense likely
occurred in Gatlinburg.
Edwards arrived at the hospital and spoke with the alleged
victim. She told him she had
been sexually assaulted at a
cabin in Gatlinburg on July 31.
The victim related to Edwards
that CPD Officer Walls was the
alleged perpetrator of the rape.
She advised Edwards of the
cabin’s address and informed
him she brought with her a pair
of shorts that had not been
washed. She said she could see
what she believed to be semen on
them. She had worn them immediately following the incident.
The complainant told the officer she would like to request that
the hospital perform a sexual
assault exam in order to obtain
Edwards informed the hospital
staff of her request and provided
them with a Tennessee Bureau of
Investigations sexual assault
exam kit.
Once Edwards determined the
alleged rape occurred in Sevier
“We don’t really know what’s
behind this,” Lanier said. No rigid
rules determine how officers are
to respond in such circumstances, she said.
“There is no policy that dictates
every individual officer’s perception and every individual officer’s
actions,” she said. “It is something we train officers to handle
based on what the situation is.”
A 15-second video posted on
the web shows an officer, arms
extended, pointing a pistol at a
woman in a pink baseball style
hat. She appears to be about eight
to 10 feet away, advancing sporadically and unsteadily toward
him. He takes a step or two backward.
cants. An extensive background
check will be done on these candidates before they are brought
in for interviews.
The panel assisting Casteel in
the review process includes
Wallace, Lee University president
Dr. Paul Conn and Cleveland
/Bradley County Chamber of
Commerce board chairman
Robert Bradney.
“I think it is going very well,”
police consultant Larry Wallace
He said Casteel has “been very
gracious” in listening and following his recommendation.
Some applications were eliminated because they did not have
complete information. Others did
not meet the requirements.
“The standards are set pretty
high for this position intentionally,” Wallace said.
The extensive background
check process is expected to take
three to four weeks depending on
how many are selected for this
phase. How long this process
takes will also depend on how
many places the candidates have
There were 36 applications for
the chief position.
“We were extremely pleased
that so many qualified candidates applied for the position,”
Casteel said.
An assessment chosen by
Wallace will also be a part of the
final selection process.
“We do feel confident that we
can make that Oct. 1 target
date,” Casteel said.
Wallace and city human
resources director Jeff Davis
reviewed the applications before
they were passed o to the review
Wallace entered into a contract
with the city of Cleveland initially
to assist with a review of the
department’s policies, practices
and procedures.
As a part of this review,
Wallace made recommendations
on what the department should
look for in a chief. He also recommended that the new chief be in
place by Sept. 1.
A new target date of Oct. 1
was set to allow more time in
case a candidate had to move
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Officials: 3 dead are related to
Vermont shooting suspect
BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — Three
women found dead in a Vermont
home Saturday were relatives of
a woman arrested a day earlier
in the fatal shooting of a state
social worker who handled the
case in which she lost custody
of her daughter, state police
The bodies were found
Saturday morning at a home in
Berlin, and police said at least
two appeared to have been shot.
The women were related to Jody
Herring, who police said fatally
shot a state social worker in
neighboring Barre late Friday
afternoon, police said.
Authorities said the social
worker, Lara Sobel, had handled
a case for the state Department
for Children and Families in
which Herring’s 9-year-old
daughter was removed from the
Authorities said Friday night
that Sobel had been involved in
a case that saw Herring’s
daughter taken into state custody. Sobel had just left a DCF
office on Friday afternoon when
she was shot twice, authorities
said. The child remains in state
custody, officials said.
Herring was in police custody
Saturday and couldn’t be
reached for comment. A home
telephone number listed for her
had been disconnected. She was
scheduled to be arraigned on
Monday, police said.
Vermont’s child protection
agency, like those in many other
states, frequently comes under
criticism from parents for being
too quick to remove children
from homes in cases of alleged
abuse and neglect; and from the
public when children are left in
the home and end up dying at
the hands of family members.
Polluted land owners in Ohio end
suit against Whirlpool
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The
owners of contaminated land in
northern Ohio near where
dozens of children were sickened with cancer have settled
their lawsuit against Whirlpool
The move was made after
Whirlpool agreed to clean up
contaminated soil at the site
outside Clyde where the company operates a washing machine
Terms of the settlement
weren’t released.
The lawsuit had accused the
company of dumping potentially
cancer-causing waste from the
plant at the site that later
became a company park.
Earlier this year, a group of
families with sick children
dropped their federal lawsuit
against Whirlpool.
Benton Harbor, Michiganbased Whirlpool has maintained
from the beginning that the
families’ allegations weren’t
based on scientific or medical
NYC sought to fire man for
missing work — but he’d died
NEW YORK (AP) — New York
City tried to fire an employee for
missing about 18 months of
work — though he was dead
during some of that time.
The New York Post reported
Saturday on the case of Geoffrey
The city Human Resources
Administration accused the
$38,000-a-year Medicaid eligibility specialist of abandoning
his job as of November 2013. An
administrative law judge recommended last month that Toliver
be fired, noting that he didn’t
appear for a July 1 hearing.
He couldn’t: He’d died of cancer last Dec. 8, at 65.
A spokesman says the human
resources agency took steps
after calls and certified letters to
Toliver’s home went unanswered for over a year.
But Anthony Toliver says he
believes his brother’s family
apprised his employer of his
long hospitalization and death.
4 dead in small plane crash in
NY’s Adirondack Mountains
distress call was received from a
small plane that crashed in the
Adirondack Mountains, leaving
four people dead in the fiery
wreckage, a federal official said
Peter Knudson, a spokesman
for the National Transportation
Associated Press that the last
transmission from the Piper PA46 aircraft was the pilot
announcing he was taking off
from Adirondack Regional
Airport at 5:50 p.m. Friday.
The small single-engine plane
went down in a wooded area
northwest of the airport just
minutes after taking off. The
lakeside hamlet of tourist
lodges, campsites and outdoorsoriented establishments is
about 50 miles south of the
Canadian border.
“It crashed into a heavily
wooded area, about three-quarters of a mile northwest of the
airport,” Knudson said. “There
was a significant post-crash
The identities of the dead
have not been released, and officials don’t know the cause of
the crash.
While the impact and fire
destroyed the six-seat civilian
plane, it appears the aircraft
“came down in a fairly vertical
position,” rather than gliding,
Franklin County Sheriff Kevin
Mulverhill said by phone.
“There’s not a lot left of the
aircraft,” and the forest is
scorched around it, Mulverhill
The crash site is half a mile or
more into woods, authorities
“The pilot announced the aircrafts was going to take off.
That’s the last transmission that
was heard from pilot,” Kundson
He said there was “no distress
call, no contact with air traffic
Man found dead in Yellowstone
attacked by grizzly bear
PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National
Park Service says a Montana
man found dead in Yellowstone
National Park was the victim of
a grizzly bear attack.
Based on tracks found at the
scene and other evidence, it
appears that an adult female
grizzly and at least one cub were
authorities were not releasing
an official cause of death until
an autopsy is done Monday and
additional evidence is reviewed.
The victim’s name has not
been released, pending notification of relatives.
The man’s body was found
Friday afternoon in a popular
off-trail area near Lake Village.
Bear traps were set in the
area on Friday evening and the
area closed until further notice.
If bears are trapped and identified as having been involved in
the attack, they will be euthanized.
Texas college football player
shot by police was unarmed
Police say the suburban Dallas
officer who shot and killed a college football player during a
burglary call at a car dealership
had never fired his weapon in
the line of duty before.
Arlington police officer Brad
Miller is on administrative leave
after the early Friday shooting.
Police Sgt. Paul Rodriguez
said Saturday that Miller and
his training officer were the only
two officers known to have
directly engaged Christian
Arlington native who was a
sophomore at Angelo State
University in West Texas. Other
officers had set up a perimeter
around the car dealership
where the incident occurred.
Police say they were responding to a report of a burglary at
the Classic Buick GMC in
Arlington, 10 miles west of
Boston flight lands in Denver
after hail damage
DENVER (AP) — The Federal
Aviation Administration says a
Delta Airlines flight that originated from Boston made an
emergency landing in Denver
because hail damaged the
FAA spokesman Ian McGregor
tells The Denver Post that the
plane landed safely at Denver
International Airport at 8:42
p.m. Friday. The flight’s destination was Salt Lake City
International Airport.
McGregor says hail pelted the
plane, damaged its nose cone
and cracked its windshield.
The federal agency continues
to investigate.
Authorities: Man shoots
estranged wife over divorce filing
Authorities say a northern New
Jersey man shot his estranged
wife eight times after learning
she had filed for divorce.
The Jersey Journal reports
that Marc Harrison, of Bayonne,
faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and several weapons offenses.
The wounded woman was
found by police in her Jersey City
home on Thursday morning.
Hudson County prosecutors say
she identified Harrison as the
shooter and told police that he
shot her “because I filed for
The woman’s three young children apparently were not home
when the shooting occurred. She
was hospitalized in critical condition, but further details on her
injuries were not disclosed.
Harrison’s bail was set at
$500,000 cash, and it wasn’t
known Saturday if he has
retained an attorney.
California city’s police kill man
they say stabbed 6 people
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A
man who had recently been
released from jail stabbed his
wife and five other people,
including three at a convalescent
home, before he was shot to
death by police, authorities and a
relative said.
Derrick Lee Hunt, 28, of Long
Beach, died when he was shot
Friday night. A knife with a 7inch blade was found, police
There was no immediate word
on the motive for the attack.
Five of the victims were listed in
stable condition at hospitals,
and the sixth person was treated at the scene for minor
wounds, police said.
A report of a stabbing in
progress sent officers to East
Artesia Boulevard shortly before
8:30 p.m., according to a police
“Citizens were frantically waving down the officers and pointing in the direction of where the
suspect could be located,” the
statement said.
Police confronted the man
and shot him. Details of the
confrontation were not immedi-
ately released.
Investigators said the man
stabbed his 29-year-old wife,
her 25-year-old brother and a
24-year-old neighbor at an
crossed the street and stabbed
three employees at a convalescent home.
The employees, all women,
were a 23-year-old from Bell
Gardens, a 33-year-old from
Los Angeles and a 24-year-old
from Whittier, police said.
Hunt’s sister, Shawntris
Leake, told KNBC-TV that he
had been released from jail less
than two weeks ago and the two
had spent time together earlier
in the day. She did not indicate
the reason he had been jailed.
City scents: 2 baby skunks
found in NYC subway station
NEW YORK (AP) — There are
plenty of smells in New York
City’s subways. But skunks?
The New York Post said
Saturday police and a transit
worker rescued two baby
skunks that had strayed into a
Bronx subway station last
weekend. They were taken to a
veterinarian’s office to be examined.
Police Transit Bureau Chief
Joseph Fox tweeted plaudits to
the officers and worker for helping the animals and, in his
words, “getting far closer than I
would have.”
The city Parks Department
notes that skunks are native to
New York and “part of NYC
Uber admits mistake in accepting
sex assault suspect
DALLAS (AP) — Uber says an
internal investigation found it
mistakenly granted driver status
to a man now accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger.
WFAA-TV of Dallas-Fort Worth
reports Uber Dallas General
Manager Leandre Johns revealed
the problem in a letter to Dallas
code compliance officials.
Chammout (shah-MOOT’) presented a fake city permit to
obtain Uber approval as a driver.
He said since the permit was
accepted as genuine, Uber
thought he had already passed a
city background check, so the
company did not perform one of
its own.
Officials say Chammout,
because of a felony on his
record, would have failed the
Dallas background check.
Records show Chammout was
released in 2012 after serving
time on a federal weapons
State police probe death of Conn.
man struck with Taser
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) —
Connecticut state police are
investigating the death of a 26year-old man who died after a
Hartford police officer used a
Taser to subdue him when he
allegedly became combative
during a medical assistance
Police said a mobile crisis
team and EMS personnel
responded to a home on Kelsey
Street at about 8:30 p.m. Friday
for reported a medical-psychological disturbance involving a
400-pound person.
They said Matthew Russo
became violent with the emergency responders and was
struck with the electric stun
gun, then given a sedative.
Police said Russo began to
have difficulty breathing and
was given immediate medical
aid. He was taken to Hartford
Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
State police took over the
investigation early Saturday. An
autopsy is being conducted to
determine the cause and manner of Russo’s death.
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Afghan capital on edge after attacks kill at least 44 people
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A
series of attacks that killed at
least 44 people and wounded over
300 in one day has shattered the
relative calm of Afghanistan’s capital, even as some had hoped
fledgling negotiations with the
Taliban and the death of their figurehead could bring peace.
The attacks Friday in Kabul
marked the highest number of
civilians killed and wounded in a
single day, according to the
Mission in Afghanistan, which
began keeping its statistics in
2009. Even Saturday, as Afghans
protested the violence and donated blood to victims, people
remained on edge.
“I feel danger even now, right
now as we are talking,” said Kabul
resident Mohammad Naeem. “And
when I see the crowd of people I
think maybe a suicide attack will
take place with a car bomb or on
a motorbike. Anything is possible.”
Since the U.S.-led invasion in
2001 that ousted the Taliban,
Kabul always has been the target
of insurgent attacks. But Friday’s
attack included a massive truck
bombing targeting a residential
area in the capital that killed 15
people and wounded more than
Security forces say they have
thwarted a number of attempts to
bring large caches of explosives
into the capital and at least one
truck bomb exploded this year
while attempting to enter the city
Friday’s two other attacks
included a suicide bomber attacking recruits outside a police academy, killing at least 20 cadets and
wounding 24, as well as an attack
on a NATO military base near
Kabul’s international airport. The
NATO base attack killed one international service member and
eight Afghan contractors, NATO
spokesman Col. Brian Tribus
said. The Afghan Interior Ministry
said the assault wounded 10 local
security guards, while three
insurgents were killed.
NATO did not identify the
nationality of the international
trooper killed. The Taliban
claimed the police academy attack
and the NATO base assault, without mentioning the truck bombing. The insurgents often don’t
claim attacks that kill women and
U.S. and NATO forces ended
their combat mission in
Afghanistan at the end of last
year. In the time since, Afghan
security forces have been taking
record casualties in their fight
against insurgents across the
Civilians also have suffered. A
recent U.N. report shows a 1 percent increase in civilian casualties
in the first six months of the year,
the overwhelming majority caused
by the insurgents. Almost 5,000
people were killed or wounded
during that time, the report said,
with the number of women and
children affected by the violence
up 23 and 13 percent respectively.
Meanwhile Saturday in eastern
Nangarhar province, a roadside
bomb killed a traffic police officer
and a civilian and wounded three
near a checkpoint in Surkh Rod
district, authorities said.
President Ashraf Ghani promised to retaliate against the perpetrators and linked the Kabul
attacks to the recent announcement by his government that
Mohammad Omar had been dead
for more than two years.
The appointment of Mullah
Omar’s replacement, Mullah
Akhtar Mansoor, has sparked dis-
sent within the Taliban. That’s
also raised questions about the
peace process that Ghani has
made pivotal to his presidency.
After a series of informal talks, a
first formal, face-to-face round of
negotiations was held in Pakistan
on July 7. The announcement of
Mullah Omar’s death saw future
talks cancelled.
However, many seem to take
Friday’s bombings as a message
that the Taliban won’t quit fighting — and that Kabul remains a
major target.
“Since the death of Mullah
Omar, explosions are still happening,” Kabul resident Mohammed
Zahir said. “These problems have
increased and we can’t expect
anything from the government.”
Argentine president dominates
campaign ahead of primaries
Rased News Network, a Facebook page affiliated with Islamic State militants via AP
IN thIS Photo provided Friday, by the Rased News Network, a Facebook page affiliated with
Islamic State militants, Muslim worshipers attend Friday prayers in a mosque in the central Syrian town
of Qaryatain. The Arabic on the bottom banner reads, “Friday prayers after the conquest of Qaryatain.”
Activists on Saturday said hundreds of families fled the Christian town of Sadad as Islamic State militants
captured Qaryatain on Thursday, which is about 25 kilometers (15 miles) northwest of Sadad.
Activists: Hundreds of Syrian
Christians flee Islamic State
BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of
Christian families have fled a
central Syrian town as Islamic
State fighters advance toward it,
activists said Saturday, the
anniversary of the U.S. beginning
airstrikes against the extremists
in Iraq.
A U.S.-led coalition has conducted nearly 6,000 airstrikes
against the Islamic State group,
expanding its operations to target
the extremists in Syria as well.
But a year later, the Islamic State
group remains able to launch
attacks across its self-declared
“caliphate” in both countries,
despite some gains by Kurdish
fighters and allied Iraqi forces.
Meanwhile, searches continued
in Egypt for a missing Croatian
hostage that an Islamic State
affiliate had threatened to kill.
On Saturday, Osama Edward,
the director of the Christian
Assyrian Network for Human
Rights in Syria, said “hundreds of
families” have fled the Christian
town of Sadad toward the government-held central city of Homs
and the capital, Damascus.
Syria-based activist Bebars alTalawy said intense clashes took
place Saturday near the central
town of Qaryatain, which the
Islamic State group captured on
Thursday. Qaryatain is about 25
kilometers (15 miles) southeast of
Qaryatain lies in the middle of
a triangle formed by the cities of
Homs, Palmyra and Damascus.
Activists say it has a mixed population of around 40,000 Sunni
Muslims and Christians, as well
as thousands of internally displaced people who earlier fled
The Britain-based Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights
said Saturday’s fighting concentrated in an area between
Qaryatain and the village of
Mheen, which is halfway to
Sadad. The Observatory said
Syrian troops shelled the area
and government warplanes conducted several airstrikes on areas
outside Qaryatain.
Sadad was captured briefly in
2013 by members of al-Qaida’s
Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front,
and was retaken later by government forces.
“People are living in fear in the
area,” Edward said. He said many
Christians around Sadad fear
what happened to ethnic Yazidis
in Iraq and other Christians in
Islamic State-controlled territory
could happen to them: Choosing
between fleeing, converting to
Islam or facing death. The threat
to Yazidis in Iraq prompted U.S.
President Barack Obama to begin
U.S. airstrikes targeting the
Islamic State group in Iraq on
Aug. 8, 2014.
Activists said the Islamic State
group abducted 230 residents,
including dozens of Christians,
from Qaryatain in recent days.
Activists say some Christians
were released, though the fate of
the others is still unknown.
Christians make up about 10
percent of Syria’s prewar population of 23 million people.
In February, Islamic State
fighters kidnapped more than
220 Assyrian Christians after
overrunning several farming
communities on the southern
bank of the Khabur River in the
Hassakeh. Since then, only a few
have been released and the fate of
the others remains unknown.
In northern Syria, Nusra Front
members left their positions on
the border with Turkey in Aleppo
province and were replaced by
members of the Shamia Front, or
Levant Front, which is a coalition
of several insurgent groups,
according to the Observatory. The
reason for their move wasn’t
clear, though that area is where
Turkish and U.S. officials plan to
create an Islamic State-free zone
near Turkey’s border.
Syria’s crisis, which began in
March 2011, has killed more
than 250,000 people and wounded more than 1 million.
In Egypt, police searches and
diplomatic efforts have intensified
to find 30-year-old Tomislav
Salopek, a Croatian kidnapped
July 22 in Cairo. The Islamic
State group’s Egyptian affiliate
said Wednesday that it would kill
Salopek in 48 hours if the
Egyptian government did not
release jailed “Muslim women” —
a reference to those detained in
the government’s crackdown on
supporters of the Muslim
Brotherhood and other Islamists.
No new information was available Saturday about Salopek’s
Meanwhile, Egyptian security
officials and eyewitnesses said
Egypt’s local Islamic State affiliate shot dead a 31-year-old
Bedouin man it accused of cooperating with the military. They
said the militants killed the man
in a market in front of a crowd in
the restive North Sinai town of
Sheikh Zuweid.
The affiliate did not immediately claim the killing. The officials
and eyewitnesses spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of
Ex-S. Korea 1st lady returns without meeting Kim
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) —
The 92-year-old widow of former
South Korean President and
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kim
Dae-jung returned to Seoul on
Saturday after a four-day visit to
North Korea that ended without a
meeting with North Korean leader
Kim Jong Un.
Lee Hee-ho told reporters that
she wasn’t carrying out any official duty on behalf of South
Korea during her trip. There was
no contact from Kim Jong Un
during her stay in North Korea,
although he sent a message of
welcome through a North Korean
official who met Lee at the airport
in Pyongyang on Wednesday,
according to Lee’s aides.
Her itinerary released to the
media included visits to a maternity clinic, orphanage and children’s hospital, but not any formal meetings with senior North
Korean officials. Some analysts
had speculated there could be a
chance Kim Jong Un might meet
her or try to send a message to
Seoul through her.
Lee described meeting children
at facilities in Pyongyang as an
emotional experience that reinforced her beliefs that the Koreas
“must not pass the pain of division to the next generation.”
Relations between the rival
Koreas have been testy following
the recent opening of a U.N. office
in Seoul tasked with monitoring
North Korea’s human rights situation and the North’s refusal to
release several South Koreans
detained there.
Before she left for Pyongyang,
Lee expressed hope that her visit
would pave the way for more
exchanges between the countries.
Kim Jong Un’s failure to meet Lee
during her North Korean stay
raises further questions about
his enthusiasm about improving
inter-Korean ties and his skills in
diplomacy, said Cheong SeongChang, a North Korea expert at
South Korea’s Sejong Institute.
Kim Jong Un decided against
traveling to Moscow to attend the
May celebrations marking the
70th anniversary of the Soviet
Union’s victory over Nazi
Germany and sent the country’s
nominal head of state, Kim Yong
Nam, in his place. Kim Jong Un
President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
when he traveled to North Korea
in 2013 and has been rarely seen
with high-profile foreign visitors
other than former U.S. basketball
star Dennis Rodman.
Kim Dae-jung, who died in
2009, backed a policy of rapprochement with Pyongyang and
held a landmark summit with
Kim Jong Un’s father and late
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il
in 2000.
(AP) — Cristina Fernandez isn’t
on Sunday’s presidential primary
ballot, yet the influence of
Argentina’s leader is all around it.
The populist president known
for fiery rhetoric and withering
critiques of political opponents
has been dictating the tempo of
the campaign, buoyed by rising
popularity despite a sluggish
economy and a scandal that
rocked her administration.
Barred from seeking a third consecutive term, she is making
clear she will wield her clout
through the Oct. 25 election and
possibly beyond.
Opposition candidates have
gone from criticizing the spending
behind Fernandez’s social welfare
policies, including energy and
transportation subsidies and
perks for poor, single mothers, to
instead talking about modifying
the programs or even building on
“Previous presidents at this
point were lame ducks.
Fernandez is not,” said Maria
Victoria Murillo, a professor of
political science at Columbia
University and an expert on
Argentine politics. “She continues
to be very effective.”
Sunday’s open primaries largely will be a trial run for the leading presidential candidates, who
have all but won their party’s
nominations. Voters also will
select nominees for several governor and congressional seats. A
candidate must get at least 1.5
percent of the total votes cast for
that race in all the primaries to
advance to the general election,
effectively eliminating many
minority party candidates.
The vote comes at a time when
the South American nation of 41
million people is struggling.
Independent economists put
inflation at more than 30 percent,
the Argentine peso has devalued
sharply against the U.S. dollar in
recent months and a long-standing dispute with a group of U.S.
hedge funds has left the country
shunned by foreign investment.
The major candidates have
addressed these issues during
heavily scripted events, but have
been notably light on details
about how they would solve
Daniel Scioli, the governor of
the Buenos Aires province and a
former vice president, is the governing party candidate vying to
replace Fernandez. Mauricio
Macri, the outgoing mayor of
Buenos Aires and former president of the Boca Junior soccer
club, is leading the opposition.
Sergio Massa, who has held
Cabinet and elective posts, is
running on his own ticket after
breaking with Fernandez’s political movement, known as
Scioli is up by as many as 10
points over Macri in recent polls,
a significant bump after the two
spent months in a tight race. The
rise partly coincides with Scioli’s
June decision to name Carlos
Zannini, one of Fernandez’s closest aides, as his running mate. In
exchange for picking Zannini,
Scioli received Fernandez’s
endorsement and the two began
campaigning together.
For both Scioli and Macri, the
primaries provide a chance to test
their strategies. If Scioli wins by a
big margin, he’ll likely continue to
embrace Fernandez. By contrast,
if Macri does poorly, he’ll likely
return to stronger criticism of
Fernandez’s spending in hopes of
attracting more independent voters.
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Venezuelan opposition stages
march against hunger
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) —
Critics of Venezuela’s socialist
administration staged a small
protest against hunger and crime
in Caracas Saturday as the
South American country struggles to control violence in food
lines. The past week saw daily
reports of looting in supermarkets and raids on food trucks.
The country’s opposition coalition called for Saturday’s march
after a man was killed and 60
were arrested amid the looting of
several grocery stores in an
industrial town.
There have been 56 episodes of
looting and 76 looting attempts
in the first half of 2015, according to the nonprofit Venezuelan
Observatory of Social Conflict.
President Nicolas Maduro has
called these episodes part of a
plot to weaken the country’s 16year-old revolution, and has
accused the United States of
helping orchestrate them.
Many pantry staples have
become scarce here in recent
years, including flour, refined
sugar, cooking oil and milk, but
it’s not clear that hunger or malnutrition are actually on the rise.
Government statistics show
nutrition continuing to improve,
and officials have rolled out a
campaign to reduce the country’s
40 percent obesity rate by half.
While several sought-after
items are almost never seen in
supermarkets, the shelves are
still mostly filled with other
goods like rice, beans, cheese,
cereal, and a wide variety of produce. And more than two-thirds
of adults remain overweight here,
according to the World Health
Organization, almost as many as
in the United States.
China hit by typhoon after 10
dead or missing in Taiwan
BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon was
pounding southeast China late
Saturday, leaving more than a
million homes without power
after lashing Taiwan, where it
downed trees, traffic lights and
power lines, and left six people
dead and four missing.
Typhoon Soudelor hit the city
of Putian in Fujian province late
Saturday night and was expected
to move across the region,
China’s official Xinhua News
Agency reported.
The storm earlier caused more
than 3 million households in
Taiwan to lose electricity, with
streets strewn with fallen trees.
All 279 domestic flights on the
island were canceled Saturday,
as well as at least 37 international flights. At least 101 people
were injured in the storm.
An 8-year-old girl and her
mother died when they were
swept out to sea Thursday from a
beach on the east coast, Taiwan’s
official Central News Agency
reported. The girl’s twin sister
remains missing.
Other casualties included a
firefighter who was killed and
another injured after being hit by
a drunken driver as they
attempted to move a fallen tree in
the island’s south.
The center of the storm made
landfall in eastern Taiwan before
daybreak Saturday. By midmorning, Soudelor was packing
maximum sustained winds of
162 kilometers (100 miles) per
hour, Taiwan’s Central Weather
Bureau said.
The typhoon weakened later
Saturday with top winds of up to
144 kph (89 mph) while moving
away from the island in a northwesterly direction.
Strong winds and heavy rains
were expected to continue in
Boat parade in Brazil protests
pollution in Olympic venue
Living Bay’s founders.
As part of Brazil’s Olympic
project, authorities pledged more
than six years ago to drastically
cut the amount of raw human
sewage in Guanabara Bay before
the 2016 games. But only one of
eight promised treatment plants
has been built to filter waste
from nearby rivers that have
become open-air sewage ditches,
and the bay’s once-crystalline
waters remain fetid.
A recent Associated Press
investigation revealed waterways
to be used in the Olympics hold
high counts of disease-causing
viruses directly linked to human
Report: Egypt’s ousted president
refusing prison food
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state-run
media says ousted Islamist
President Mohammed Morsi is
refusing to eat prison food
because he doesn’t think it is safe.
The state-run MENA news
agency reported Morsi made the
comments at a court hearing
Saturday. He requested permission to receive outside food and
described the prison food as “a
crime committed against his
MENA said the former president added that he was diabetic
and that he was suffering from
low-blood sugar. It said Morsi
requested to meet with a medical
The judge said he would allow
Morsi’s defense team to meet
with their client.
Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, was overthrown by the military overthrow
in 2013. He has been sentenced
to death and faces other trials.
Injured father of toddler killed in
West Bank arson dies
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) —
The father of a Palestinian toddler killed in a firebomb attack
blamed on Jewish extremists
died Saturday of the wounds he
suffered in the assault.
In the pre-dawn attack on July
31, assailants hurled firebombs
into a bedroom of the
Dawabsheh family’s home in the
West Bank village of Duma. Ali
Dawabsheh, 18 months, perished in the flames, while his 4year-old brother and parents
were seriously hurt.
Ali’s uncle, Nasser, said the
family received word early
Saturday from Israel’s Soroka
Medical Center that the toddler’s
father, Saed, had died. The
funeral took place later Saturday
with hundreds taking part in the
processions, chanting “God is
great” and waving the Palestinian
flag, as well as flags of the rival
Fatah and Hamas movements.
Some hurled stones and clashed
with Israeli forces after the
The attack prompted widespread condemnation and
pledges by Israel’s government to
get tougher on Jewish vigilantes
who repeatedly have attacked
Palestinians and their property
over the years.
pledged a “zero tolerance”
approach to the attacks and his
government has taken steps to
crack down following the attack.
extremists have been detained,
but no one was directly accused
of involvement in the attack.
On Saturday, Netanyahu
expressed deep sorrow over the
death of Dawabsheh. “We will not
accept terror from any side,” he
said in a statement.
human rights groups say Israeli
authorities do little to enforce the
law against militant settlers and
that the Israeli military largely
has failed to protect Palestinians
against such attacks.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At Red Cross president visits Yemen
least 30 boats of all sizes paraded amid monthslong civil war
across Rio de Janeiro’s
Guanabara Bay on Saturday to
protest contamination in the
waters where sailing events will
be held next year during the
Olympic Games.
Sailboats, schooners, tourist
boats, canoes and fishing boats
made a 7-mile (12-kilometer)
round trip from the Marina da
Gloria on Guanabara Bay to
Urca, a neighborhood located at
the foot of Rio’s iconic Sugarloaf
The Living Bay group that
organized the event said in a
statement that athletes train in
the bay under precarious conditions and that the bay should
always be in good condition
regardless of its use in large
events like the Olympics.
“Recent studies demonstrate
that the quality of the bay’s water
is very polluted and that there is
a risk not only for the Olympic
athletes, but also for the population,” said Sergio Ricardo, one of
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The
president of the International
Committee of the Red Cross
arrived Saturday in Yemen’s
rebel-held capital, Sanaa, as
security officials said a bomb
inside a booby-trapped car at a
key military base killed 15 antirebel fighters.
The visit by Peter Maurer, set
to last until Monday, is intended
“to highlight the dire humanitarian situation in the country,” the
Red Cross said. It also comes
after four Red Cross volunteers
have been killed since the start of
Yemen’s civil war.
Yemenis suffer from a shortage
of food, water and medicine in
the Arab world’s poorest country.
The booby-trapped car explosion happened late Friday at the
Labouza military base, security
officials and anti-rebel fighters
said. They said it killed 15 of its
forces and wounded over 20.
Anti-rebel forces on Friday
pushed Shiite Houthi rebel forces
out of Labouza, the last military
base in the country’s south the
rebels held.
The fighting in Yemen pits the
Houthis and troops loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh
against southern separatists,
local and tribal militias, Sunni
Islamic militants and loyalists of
exiled President Abed Rabbo
Mansour Hadi.
A Saudi-led, American-supported coalition began launching
airstrikes in March against the
Houthis and their allies.
Meanwhile Saturday, fighting
erupted between local residents
and Houthi forces in the Hazem
al-Adeen area of Ibb province,
killing at least six people, security
officials and eyewitnesses said.
Fierce fighting also raged
between Houthi and anti-Houthi
fighters in Taiz, Yemen’s thirdlargest city, and the strategic
southern city of Zanjibar, security officials said. Security and
medical officials said violence in
those cities killed 17 civilians
and wounded 27.
All officials spoke on condition
of anonymity as they weren’t
authorized to speak to journalists.
Saudi Arabia says Saudi citizen
carried out mosque bombing
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) —
A 21-year-old Saudi man carried
out an Islamic State-claimed suicide bombing at a mosque inside
a police compound that killed 15
people, the Interior Ministry said
Saturday, the latest citizen
blamed in a wave of extremist
violence gripping the kingdom.
The ministry said Youssef alSuleiman carried out the attack
on the police compound in the
city of Abha, the provincial capital of Asir, just after the Islamic
State group released a still image
of the man and an audio recording purportedly from him. They
identified the bomber as Abu
Sinan al-Najdi and the audio
included a warning that Saudi
rulers and troops “will not enjoy
peace” for taking part in the U.S.led coalition battling the Islamic
State group in Iraq and Syria.
The troops killed in Thursday’s
blast belonged to an elite counter-terrorism force. The Interior
Ministry on Saturday identified
11 of those killed belonging to
the force, while four were
Bangladeshi workers.
Iran military chief backs
nuke deal despite concerns
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s
military chief on Saturday
backed a landmark nuclear deal
with world powers despite having concerns over it, the official
IRNA news agency reported, a
major endorsement that could
allow conservatives to back an
accord hard-liners oppose.
Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, the
chief of staff of Iran’s armed
forces and a close ally of
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei, spoke of 16 advantages of the deal in comments
published by the news agency.
While acknowledging concerns
the military has, Firouzabadi
wrote that both a recent United
Nations vote on deal and the
accord itself “have advantages
that critics have ignored.”
Khamenei, who has the final
say on all state matters, has not
publicly approved or disapproved the deal. However, he
repeatedly has offered words of
support for his country’s nuclear
Iran’s parliament and the
Supreme National Security
Council, the country’s highest
security decision-making body,
are to consider the agreement in
the coming days.
The July 14 deal between Iran
and six world powers — the U.S.,
Britain, France, Russia, China
and Germany — is meant to
curb Tehran’s nuclear program
in exchange for lifting sanctions.
Hard-liners have accused moderate President Hassan Rouhani
and the country’s nuclear negotiators of giving too many concessions in return for too little.
Meanwhile Saturday, Iranian
Foreign Minister Mohammad
Javad Zarif rejected a report by
the Institute for Science and
International Security that
claimed satellite imagery showing crates, trucks and construction may be linked to a renewed
attempt to clean up its Parchin
before an inspection by the
U.N.’s nuclear monitor. Zarif
said work at Parchin was for a
“road-building project” and
called the report’s allegations
“baseless,” according to comments published by IRNA.
Egypt officials: Factory fire north
of Cairo kills 5 people
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security and health officials say a fire
at a factory north of Cairo has
killed five workers and injured
Officials say the fire at the
starch and glucose factory in the
Shubra el-Kheima district north
of Cairo happened when a boiler
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they
were not authorized to speak to
journalists, say they were able to
control the fire before it spread.
Less than two weeks ago, a fire
at a furniture factory east of
Cairo killed 25 people and
injured 22. Egyptian state-run
media said that factory had not
obtained a government safety
3,000 evacuated as wildfires
burn for 3rd day in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Strong winds
have fanned wildfires that have
raged out of control for three
days in southwestern Spain and
made firefighting difficult, forcing
the evacuation of 3,000 inhabitants, officials said Saturday.
Some 1,000 residents were
evacuated from the town Hoyos
in the early hours of the morning
after overnight winds “reversed
Extremadura regional government
Fernandez Vara.
Fernandez Vara said more
than 6,500 hectares (25 square
miles) had burned since flames
were detected Thursday in the
Sierra de Gata — a region of outstanding natural beauty.
Those evacuated joined another 2,000 inhabitants from the villages of Acebo and Perales del
Puerto — as well as tourists who
had been staying at a campsite
nearby — who had been given
shelter in the city of Caceres and
the town of Moraleja.
Fernandes Vara said evidence
pointed to numerous separate
ignition points, indicating that
“man’s hand must be behind
these fires.”
Regional government spokeswoman Cristina Herrera said 16
water-carrying aircraft and 300
firefighters — including a contingent from neighboring Portugal
— were combatting the flames as
Spain endured an extended heat
Firefighters succeeded in controlling a wildfire in the southeastern Murcia region, where
700 hectares had burned.
UK phone retailer: cyber-attack
may have hit 2.4M people
LONDON (AP) — British cell
Warehouse says personal details
of up to 2.4 million customers
may have been accessed after the
company was hit by a cyberattack.
The company said the security
breach, discovered Wednesday,
could have included names,
addresses, dates of birth and
bank details.
It said Saturday that up to
90,000 customers may also have
had their encrypted credit card
information accessed.
Sebastian James, group chief
executive of Dixons Carphone,
said the company was informing
anyone who may have been
affected. The company said it has
launched an investigation and
has also implemented new security measures to prevent further
Dixons Carphone operates in
about a dozen European countries including Britain, Ireland
and Germany.
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Author Gordon Belt brings new
focus on life of John Sevier
Special to the Banner
The extraordinary life of John
Sevier will be examined through
the lens of history and memory
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the
Elk’s Lodge.
Join author Gordon T. Belt
and the Col. Benjamin Cleveland
Chapter of the Tennessee
Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution at the Elk’s
Lodge as new light is shed on
this remarkable Tennessee figure.
A celebrated soldier, admired
politician and founding father of
the state of Tennessee, Sevier
led an adventurous life.
He commanded a frontier
militia into battle against the
British Loyalists at King’s
Mountain. He waged a relentless
war against the Cherokees in his
effort to claim America’s first
He forged the “State of
Franklin” from the western
lands of North Carolina, and
later became Tennessee’s first
Following his death, Sevier’s
accomplishments faded from
public memory, but years later,
writers resurrected his image
through romanticized accounts
of his exploits, relying heavily on
folktales and recollections from
aging pioneers. Thus, life and
legend intertwined.
Gordon and Traci Nichols-Belt
are a husband and wife team of
authors and public historians
who have collaborated on two
books. Traci is the author of
“Onward Southern Soldiers:
Religion and the Army of
Tennessee in the Civil War.” Her
book explores the significant
impact of religion on the Army of
Tennessee, C.S.A., on every
rank, from generals to chaplains
to common soldiers.
Gordon wrote “John Sevier:
Tennessee’s First Hero,” which
focuses on the life and legend of
Tennessee’s first governor.
The History Press, an awardwinning publisher of local and
regional history titles from coast
to coast, published both books.
Gordon and Traci’s writings
focus specifically on stories from
their home state of Tennessee.
Gordon Belt is the founding
editor and publisher of “The
Posterity Project.” He has had a
lifelong passion for history, and
has worked in special collections
libraries and archives in the
“Volunteer State” since 1995.
He is currently the director of
Tennessee State Library &
Archives. Previously, Gordon
worked as the library manager
for the First Amendment Center,
a non-partisan think tank based
in Nashville and Washington,
Gordon received his master’s
degree in history in 2003 with a
FBI: Drunken
man pushed
flight attendant
administration from Middle
Tennessee State University, and
a bachelor’s degree in political
science in 1994 from the
University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga. He is a past president of the Society of Tennessee
Archivists, and holds memberships in the Society of American
Archivists, National Council on
Tennessee Historical Society.
Gordon has written several
articles for the First Amendment
Center website on legislative
issues and history.
Historical works include,
“George Mason: Honoring a
“Remembering the Father of the
Constitution: James Madison
and the First Amendment,”
“Public Access to Presidential
Records: Historical Perspective,
Recent Controversies,” “Sedition
Act of 1798: A Brief History of
Mistreatment & Abuse” and
“The First Amendment in the
Colonial Newspaper Press.”
In his role as director of public
services for the Tennessee State
GORDON BELT, author of a book on Tennessee founding father
Library and Archives, Gordon
Sevier, will be speaking Thursday for the Col. Benjamin
conducted interviews and contributed research support to the Cleveland Chapter of the Tennessee Society of the Sons of the
“Tennessee American Revolution.
State Capitol: Grounded in
Tradition” and “Senator Douglas Archives blog and social media begins at 6:30 p.m. The cost is
Henry: Tennessee Statesman.” outlets.
$12 at the door. There is no
Elks Lodge No.1944 is located charge to attend only the proHe also writes, edits and creates
content for the State Library and at 235 2nd St. N.E.. Dinner gram.
HONOLULU (AP) — A college
student traveling to Maui for a
vacation instead has spent his
time in jail after the FBI accused
him of drunkenly threatening to
kill passengers, shoving a flight
attendant and busting out of
plastic handcuffs on a flight
from Seattle.
A judge on Friday ordered Eric
Matthew Schneider, 23, of
Northern California, to undergo
mental-health and substanceabuse evaluations at a Honolulu
halfway house. After that, he will
be able to head home after posting a $10,000 bond, returning to
Hawaii for court dates.
“He’s sorry the whole thing
defender, said after the detention
hearing in federal court.
Schneider, a waiter and student,
doesn’t remember what happened, Wolff said.
Schneider, who wore a prison
jumpsuit to the hearing in
Honolulu, was traveling with his
girlfriend on the Delta Air Lines
flight Monday. He had a double
tequila cocktail and demanded
more alcoholic drinks, according
to the FBI’s criminal complaint.
Two hours into the flight,
Schneider started pushing their
call lights, complaining that he
was making threats and wanting to move seats, the court
documents said.
Tanner Calfee earns critical care paramedic status
Banner Staff Writer
Bradley County Emergency
Medical Service has announced
one of its emergency care technicians recently became a critical
care paramedic.
Paramedic Tanner Calfee
recently completed the Critical
Transport Program and now is a
certified critical care technician.
spokesperson Stan Clark said,
“Employees have always worked
Tanner Calfee
very hard at maintaining the
highest level of training in order
to provide quality care for their
patients. There are different levels in the emergency medical
licensure that can be obtained by
individuals in order to be a
responder on an EMS unit in the
state of Tennessee.”
Clark continued, “The minimum qualification and first step
is to become an emergency medical technician or EMT. An EMT
is trained in basic life support
and ambulance operations. An
EMT can then go to paramedic
school to improve skill sets.
Holding a paramedic license
allows for the use of advanced life
support skills.”
Bradley County EMS is a class
“A” service, which means the
larger percentage of patient
transports are attended by a
Clark added that becoming a
critical care paramedic is the
highest level that can be obtained
and that this level of licensure
allows paramedics to perform
critical skills that go above and
beyond what a paramedic can
A few examples would be the
insertion of chest tubes, insulin
and heparin administration, ventilator transports and so much
more. This level of training is not
required. Those paramedics who
have achieved this designation
have done so on a voluntary level.
“Having critical care paramedics on staff enhances the
level of care that can be provided
to our patients,” said Clark.
Currently, Bradley County
EMS currently has 16 critical
care paramedics. Calfee has been
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with Bradley County for five years
and is the latest medic to complete the critical care paramedic
“Mr. Calfee’s dedication is
another prime example of the
type of quality care that the EMS
responders want to provide to the
citizens of Cleveland and Bradley
County,” noted Clark.
“I chose this career path
because I like helping people and
enjoy serving my community,”
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Cretton takes WV reins
Banner Sports Writer
After retiring from Bradley County Schools
four years ago, former Bradley Central basketball coaching phenom Paul Cretton has
decided hop back into the saddle, this time as
the head coach of the Walker Valley Lady
“This is something I’ve been praying about.
I wanted to get back into coaching and felt
like that was the direction I was heading in,”
explained Cretton, who was an
assistant principal at the northern
Bradley County school before
his retirement.
Cretton will be the fifth
head coach in the last seven
years at Walker Valley, which
also makes him the fifth head
coach in the program’s history.
The newly returned coach holds
quite an impressive resume. Cretton spent
12 years as an assistant under former Bear
head coach Earl Rowan before taking over
the storied Bearette program in 1993 following the retirement of legendary coach Jim
From 1993 to 1999, Cretton’s Bearettes
were 177-24, which still has him in the
record books at Bradley for the best winning
percentage in program history at 88.05 percent.
Current Bearette coach Jason Reuter is
fast closing in on Cretton’s percentage, with a
record of 136-23 in his first five years, giving
him an 85.53 winning percentage.
In his first season, Cretton’s Bearettes
went 32-2 and came within a win of a state
tournament berth but fell to White County in
substate action.
The following season, Cretton led the team
to a 35-3 mark, advancing to the TSSAA state
championship game, where they finished second to Shelbyville.
That ’94-95 team included Bradley
Central greats Amy (Geren) McGowan
and Paige (Redmon) Green, who
were both Ms. Tennessee
Basketball finalists.
McGowan, who went onto
play for Clemson University
and is currently coaching at
Cleveland Middle School, was
named the state tournament MVP
despite the loss. Green, who played her
college ball at Vanderbilt, was recently named
the new head coach at Oak Ridge.
In 1995-96 and 1996-97, Cretton’s squads
both posted 27 wins against four and five
losses respectively, plus advanced to the substate playoffs. The ’95-96 team fell to
Columbia in the substate, while ’96-97 squad
came out on the short end to White County.
Cretton’s 1997-98 team went 30-4 but
once again ran into a tough Columbia squad
the substate battle.
In his final year as the Bearettes’ head
coach, the team had a record of 26-6 and
went out in the first game of the sectional format.
According to the new Lady Mustang coach,
heading up a girls basketball program was
not something he was originally interested in.
“Coach Smiddy told me that I would enjoy
it and that the girls worked harder,” Cretton
detailed. “It was a lot of fun to work with
those student athletes.”
In 2011, Cretton returned to his alma
mater to work with head coach Tommy
Brown and the Flames basketball program.
The following year, Cretton was asked to
become Lee’s compliance director and help
the university become a NCAA Division II
“I told them I would go through the threeyear process,” he explained. “They gave me a
700-page NCAA manual and said, ‘make sure
we don’t break any of these rules.’”
While Cretton found it very rewarding to
work at Lee, he still felt like something was
“Lee was an awesome place to work, and I’ll
really miss it. I was always in front of a computer though and didn’t get out and work
with the kids like I enjoyed. To get back into
coaching is really exciting for me,” he stated.
After former Lady Mustang head coach Jr.
Tucker stepped down in June, athletic director Mike Turner knew who he wanted for the
See CRETTON, Page 25
Banner photo, SARALYN NORKUS
WALKER VALLEY Athletic Director Mike Turner, left, welcomes
Paul Cretton, right, as the new Lady Mustangs basketball coach.
Vols looking to solve riddle in the middle
Tennessee’s defense is whether
it can solve its riddle in the middle.
The Volunteers must find a
middle linebacker to replace A.J.
Johnson, who ranked as the
second-leading tackler in school
history before his college career
ended abruptly last November
amid a rape investigation.
Defensive coordinator John
Jancek has described the competition as “wide open,” and
head coach Butch Jones listed
six candidates for the job at the
start of training camp.
“We all rotate and we get
about equal reps, so it’s still a
pretty open competition,” said
redshirt freshman Dillon Bates,
one of the contenders. “We’re
still all fighting, we’re still all
competing, we’re still all coaching each other up.”
A potential position switch could
move one candidate out of the
mix. Sophomore
Jakob Johnson, who isn’t
related to A.J., has worked
out at tight end the last
couple of days as the Vols
ponder whether his permanent
offense or defense. Other contenders include redshirt freshman Gavin Bryant, junior Kenny
Bynum, sophomore Colton
Jumper and freshman Darrin
Kirkland Jr.
“I’m looking for a leader,”
Jancek said. “I’m looking for
someone who has great command on the field,
great knowledge of
our system and
what it is we want
to do. That’s a
position of concern, as you guys know. We
have a great group there
hard. We’re just going to
have to sort this thing
out sooner rather than
In some respects, referring to
this as a middle linebacker competition isn’t entirely accurate.
Jones notes that Tennessee
spends much of every game in a
nickel formation with only two
But even in those situations,
the Vols would need to find a
second linebacker to play alongside returning starter Jalen
Reeves-Maybin. Although Curt
Maggitt has a hybrid defensive
end/linebacker role, he typically
plays end when Tennessee’s in
the nickel.
“I think the kids have done a
really good job as a position
group,” Jones said. “There are a
lot of individuals vying for playing time, and we want to play a
lot of players. ... I’ve been
pleased with the linebacker
See VOLS, Page 25
Polk better in second scrimmage
Banner Sports Editor
TGA photo
LEE UNIVERSITY senior Peyton Sliger captured the
Tennessee Golf Association’s 100th State Amateur
Championship title this week at the Holston Hills Country Club
in Knoxville.
Lee golfer captures
State Amateur title
From Lee Sports Information
University senior Peyton Sliger,
the game of golf continues to
get better and better.
The native of Maryville traveled a few miles north to
Holston Hills Country Club
this past week and captured
Tennessee State Amateur
Championship. Not only did
Sliger defeat a number of NCAA
Division I players, he also
topped a greater group of the
state's best veteran players.
Sliger, who finished his junior season at Lee with vastly
improved play, not only walked
away from the Holston Hills
course with his name on the
championship trophy but
matched the record for the lowest round (62) ever recorded in
the great history of this tournament. His 269 total consisted
of rounds of 69-62-69-69 on
the par 72 links.
"I had eight birdies and no
bogeys during my round of 62
on the second day," said the
happy Sliger after the victory.
"It is the lowest round I've ever
played in tournament competition."
Claiming the winner's cup
did not come easy. Sliger was
deadlocked with University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga's
team captain, Wes Gosselin, as
he lined up a four-foot birdie
putt on the tournament's final
par-five hole. Gosselin had just
made his birdie putt to get to
10-under and put the pressure
squarely on the shoulders of
"I was confident," he
recalled. "I had been hitting the
ball well and making my putts
all week, but it was sure a good
feeling to see the putt drop into
the bottom of the cup. Gosselin
is an outstanding golfer, and I
enjoyed playing with him in the
final round."
Sliger will return to the Lee
campus this week and get
ready for the upcoming fall
"We should have a real
strong team," he pointed out.
His senior teammate Taylor
Davis placed 24th in the state
tourney, posting a 284.
Walker Valley senior Dylan
Lillard broke par twice while
tying for 46th place with a 291
See GOLFER, Page 25
BENTON — Seven days worth of hard work
and sweat paid off for Polk County Friday in
the Wildcats' scrimmage against Sweetwater.
Polk struggled in its first live action of the
season against Greenback the previous
week, but against the Wildcats of
Sweetwater, the Benton Boys powered
through the Sweetwater defense, scoring on
their first three possessions while holding
the visitors scoreless.
“These guys took coaching in the film room
and coaching on the practice field and made
a great effort as far as during the week to get
better. I think we have taken a step forward
from a week ago. Success breeds success,
and it's good for us to experience a little bit
of that because we just haven't had a lot of
that here in a year or so,” said Wildcat head
coach Derrick Davis.
Ben Norwood ripped off big yardage in the
first two Polk possessions and stepped
through a big hole provided by his offensive
line to score from three yards out on the
Wildcats’ first series.
The solid effort continued on the second
Polk possession with Reno Wimberley crossing the goal line from 18 yards out.
Sweetwater pulled off a big pass play on a
middle screen good for some 60 yards before
the tackle was made at the Polk County 20yard line. But it was the hustle to stop the
play rather than the big gain that caught the
eye of Davis.
“They didn't give up on the play, and that's
what we've got to do again is go to the whistle
and don't quit during the play. I think we've
been able to move on and not get down if
they get a big play and carry it over to plays
after that. It's a short time before we play,”
he said.
“It's exciting to see some of these younger
guys stepping up and making plays. We had
a freshman corner improve greatly on
defense, and we finally got our running game
going a little bit, which we are going to have
to do if we are going to be in these ball games.
I'm excited as far as the step we have taken
in one week, but we need to continue to take
steps as we go because we are playing in two
See POLK, Page 25
Banner photo, LYNNAE ROBERTS
POLK COUNTY quarterback Wyatt Martin (18) hands off to Ben Norwood (34) during the Wildcats' scrimmage against Sweetwater Friday,
at the Larry G. Davis Football Complex in Benton. Offensive linemen Dawson Houston (60) and Michael Williams (62) try to open a hold for
the Wildcat ball carrier on the play.
18—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
Bettis, Seau headline diverse Hall of Fame group
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Tim
Brown kept doing the math as
the years ticked by and the
phone call from the Pro Football
Hall of Fame never came. So did
Charles Haley.
Not Jerome Bettis.
Forget the politics. Forget the
bold-faced names nearing eligibility
Tomlinson). Forget about the
statistics, the wholly appropriate
nickname, or even the Super
Bowl ring that defined his singular career. The sixth-leading
rusher in NFL history didn’t
want to hear any of it.
Bettis wanted his final steps
as a football player to take place
in Canton. Badly. So while Haley
and Brown did their best to
remain politically correct every
time they were passed over, the
Pittsburgh Steelers running
back went the other way.
“I didn’t care about the guys
coming up behind me,” Bettis
said Friday. “I cared about me!
C’mon. Get me in!”
Relax. After five years of waiting (and more than a little campaigning), there’s a bust waiting
for The Bus, who will have plenty
of company on stage when the
Class of 2015 officially joins football’s most exclusive fraternity
Saturday night.
The diverse eight-man group
Bettis headlines represents the
value of patience. Linebacker
Junior Seau is the only one in
the group to get in during his
first year of eligibility. The rest
are football lifers who wondered
if they’d have to spend the rest of
their lives waiting on the front
step hoping to be invited inside.
Haley collected five Super
Bowl rings and 100 1-2 career
sacks playing for San Francisco
and Dallas, but was puzzled for
a decade why the guys he won
titles with got their due and not
scott Heckel/the Repository via AP
MeMbeRs of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015 wave to the crowd after receiving their gold jackets Thursday, during the enshrinees’ dinner in Canton, Ohio.
Brown worked 17 seasons as
one of the league’s most productive wide receivers — 16 in the
unique crucible that came with
playing for Al Davis’ Raiders.
Brown was a game breaker who
made up with relentless efficiency what he lacked in flash or ego
on his way to 1,094 receptions.
Despite the impressive resume,
it didn’t stop doubt from creeping in as contemporaries Jerry
Rice, Cris Carter and Andre Reid
earned their gold jackets. Brown
even told his wife that if he didn’t
make it in 2015 he might as well
“put this Hall of Fame thing to
bed and pick it up 10 years from
“I was definitely one of the
guys I thought when I finally did
hear the call I’d be like ‘it’s about
time,’” Brown said. “But man I
couldn’t do anything but cry.”
Like Brown, Kansas City
mainstay Will Shields never won
a title. Still, he visited Hawaii so
often after making the Pro Bowl
— 12 times in all — he should
have bought a time share. It took
four years for him to become
only the third right guard
“You’re not sure how to act,”
Shields said Friday. “You wonder, ‘How are you supposed feel
if you get in the first year, the
second?’ Then by the fourth
year, you’re pretty docile by
Just no less grateful.
snapped the ball in four Super
Bowls for Minnesota, most of the
time to Fran Tarkenton.
Tarkenton will return the favor
when the Hall of Fame quarterback presents the 75-year-old
Tingelhoff nearly four decades
after their final play together.
Bill Polian served as the architect for Buffalo’s rise under Marv
Levy, Jim Kelly and Thurman
Thomas, then repeated the feat
in Indianapolis with Tony Dungy
and Peyton Manning. The 72year-old Polian enters as a contributor. So does Ron Wolf, who
hired Mike Holmgren, traded for
Brett Favre and returned Green
Bay to its “Titletown USA” status
as general manager in the 1990s.
Wolf said he never gave football immortality a thought.
Neither did Polian, who figured
his job was to find Hall of
Famers, not become one.
Now they’re both in.
So is the one member of the
incoming class whose spot in
Canton was never in doubt, but
whose legacy is complex.
Seau spent 20 years stamping
San Diego, Miami and New
England with his brand of frenetic chaos. A six-time All-Pro,
Seau could beat you with his
smarts or his ridiculous speed.
This is the player who spent his
time at the Pro Bowl challenging
running backs to the occasional
foot race just for fun.
Press Shields on what kind of
headaches Seau presented and
Shields just laughs.
“Everything made blocking
Junior a problem,” Shields said.
“You could never find him
because he’d always be moving
from one place to another. He
understood what you were trying
to do to him. He’d try to anticipate it and he’d try to beat you
there before you got there.”
Perhaps it’s fitting that Seau
reached the Hall as fast as possible. Yet his induction is also a
reminder of a sport wrestling
with its own inherent violence.
Seau took his life in 2012 and
his family filed a wrongful death
lawsuit against the NFL, claiming his death was due in part to
the countless hits he sustained
during his career.
Seau’s absence at a weekend
that serves as the official kickoff
of another season is acute.
Sydney Seau and her brothers
will represent their father
Saturday night. Sydney will
make remarks but not give a
full-blown speech. It’s hardly
necessary to secure her dad’s
“We did go to battle sometimes
on the field,” Bettis said. “He
never quit. He kept coming.”
Falcons thin at RB after
Freeman’s hamstring injury
AP Photo
tennessee titAns rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) runs through a drill with quarterbacks
Charlie Whitehurst (12) and Alex Tanney (11) during training camp Friday, in Nashville. Mariota is putting
together quite the streak at training camp, having gone through his first week of practices without being
Mariota yet to be intercepted at camp
Mariota had what counts as a
poor practice, yet the Tennessee
Titans went another session in
training camp without intercepting the rookie quarterback even
It’s a streak bound to end. The
only question is when.
Still, the Heisman Trophy winner who proved he could take
very good care of the ball at
Oregon is impressing his new
teammates as the only quarterback in training camp yet to be
intercepted through seven practices.
“That just shows you he makes
smart decisions,” tight end
Delanie Walker said. “He’s not
going to force anything in there.
At times, you see him throw the
ball away. That’s things you don’t
see from young quarterbacks.
Maybe he’s a step ahead of his
time, and hopefully we can keep
that up (through) preseason and
the regular season.”
At Oregon, Mariota set the Pac12 record with 353 straight completions without an interception
from 2012-13. In winning the
Heisman Trophy, Mariota was
intercepted only four out of the
445 passes he attempted, and he
finished his career with 105
touchdown passes and 14 interceptions.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said
Friday that he noticed announcers talking about Mariota not
throwing a lot of interceptions
when catching the quarterback’s
games at Oregon on TV.
“It was something like that, so
Whisenhunt said. “You wonder
what it is going to be like when he
gets to this level. So I know it’s
still early, but it’s obvious that he
does a good job with the football,
and playing that position that’s a
good piece.”
Mariota wasn’t at his sharpest
Friday, completing only 9 of 16
passes. He missed all four passes
in one team drill that included
overthrowing Harry Douglas at
the sideline and missing tight end
Craig Stevens after being bumped
by running back Bishop Sankey
in the pocket. Justin Hunter had
to leap and grab a pass with his
left hand in a seven-on-seven
The rookie bounced back by
completing all three passes in the
next team drill.
Mariota said he’s not thinking
about continuing a streak without being intercepted. Protecting
the football is something he’s
tried to do everywhere he’s
“It’s just being smart with the
football and making good decisions,” Mariota said. “Again,
there’s a lot of things that have to
happen. The receivers have done
a great job of catching the football. I’ve had time to go through
my progressions and make my
decisions. It’s not just me, it’s
been this entire offensive unit.”
The Titans’ defense has been
blamed for not intercepting the
rookie quarterback yet in training
camp. Tennessee intercepted 12
See MARIOTA, Page 25
Walker gets stitches
after practice collision
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee
Titans tight end Delanie Walker
says he’ll be just fine after a collision with safety Da’Norris
Searcy left him needing 12 stitches to close a cut in his left thumb.
Walker also was preparing to
be checked Thursday by a hand
specialist to be sure.
The tight end sliced his thumb
in practice Thursday afternoon
going over the middle for a ball
from Marcus Mariota when
Searcy hit him, breaking up the
grabbed at his left hand, but the
veteran stayed on the field for a
play before going to the locker
room with a trainer. He not only
got 12 stitches but a nice band-
age wrapped around the cut.
Walker said nothing was broken.
“I’m not concerned about it,”
Walker said. “It’s just so I can
take a shower. Got a cut on my
hand, and the trainer just wanted to be smart with the cut. Just
went inside and made sure everything’s OK with it.”
Walker led the Titans both with
63 receptions and 890 yards
receiving last season. Coach Ken
Whisenhunt said the veteran
going into his 10th season is a
tough man.
“It’s never a great thing, but
he’s a guy who’s done a great job
for us,” Whisenhunt said. “He’ll
be ready.”
— The Atlanta Falcons are facing
a sudden void atop their depth
chart at running back after
Devonta Freeman strained his
hamstring in Thursday’s practice.
Freeman spent the remainder
of practice with trainers on the
practice field. He wasn’t taken
inside, an indicator the injury is
not believed to be serious.
Even so, hamstring injuries can
be slow to heal. The Falcons have
more reason for concern: Rookie
Tevin Coleman strained his hamstring on Wednesday and did not
practice Thursday.
Offensive coordinator Kyle
Shanahan said he hopes the
strains are mild.
“I don’t know yet but I don’t
think it’s anything serious,”
Shanahan said of Freeman’s
injury. “It’s part of camp.
“I’ve really never gone through
camp without backs going down.
It happens at every position.
Hopefully they get healthy fast
and get back out there again.”
Freeman opened training camp
as the favorite to start. Freeman
has impressed first-year coach
Dan Quinn, who seems to have a
new compliment for the running
back every day. Even when talking about the new injury, Quinn
had more praise for Freeman.
“Hopefully it’s a quick turnaround and he can get back,”
Quinn said. “He’s such a passionate competitor. You could see how
disappointed he was not to be
able to finish the day. He is an
absolute competitor and just
every day he brings it. He stands
for a lot of stuff I love about our
team, his attitude, intensity and
toughness and wanting to compete. All those are traits we look
for and he brings them every day.”
The injuries created an unexpected opportunity for veteran
Antone Smith and undrafted
rookie Terron Ward. Each running back saw time with the
starters late in practice.
Smith, entering his sixth season with Atlanta, first made his
mark on special teams. He has
had chances to impress on
offense the last two seasons. He
had only 23 carries for 144 yards
last season, but scored five touchdowns, including touchdown
receptions of 54, 74 and 41 yards.
Smith scored on a long run following a short pass from Ryan on
Thursday. Still, he has not shown
he can be more than a complementary back.
Ward, from Oregon State, is a
long shot to win a roster spot. He
could have an opportunity if
Freeman and Coleman don’t
make quick returns from their
injuries. Ward ran for 696 yards
and 10 touchdowns for Oregon
State in 2014.
Ward lost a fumble on the last
play of the practice.
There is no indication the
Falcons will look for help at running back, though that could
change if the injuries are more
serious than believed.
“No. I think we’ve got a bunch
of guys who can play,” Shanahan
said. “Depth is always a concern
at every position. That always
depends on injuries and stuff that
you can’t control. I try not to
worry about it.”
The Falcons play their preseason opener against Tennessee on
Aug. 14.
Smith impressive as top
2 running backs sit out
BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — One week
into training camp, first-year
coach Dan Quinn is pleased the
Atlanta Falcons haven’t been hit
with a major injury.
That doesn’t mean the Falcons
aren’t hurting.
Devonta Freeman and Tevin
Coleman, the Nos. 1 and 2 running backs, missed the team’s
annual Friday night practice at a
local high school. Both sustained
hamstring injuries in the last
couple of days.
With Freeman and Coleman
both unlikely to play in next
against Tennessee at the Georgia
Dome, Antone Smith becomes
the starting running back.
A broken leg ended Smith’s
season in Week 11 last year. The
seven-year veteran will get plenty
of snaps to show what he can do
in new coordinator Kyle
Shanahan’s scheme.
Though he spent most of his
first six seasons on special
teams, Smith had some highlights at running back last year,
averaging 6.3 yards a carry on 23
attempts and catching touchdown passes that covered 54, 74
and 41 yards.
“For him to have an injury and
then come back and battle the
way he did through his rehab, I
was so thrilled for him tonight,”
Quinn said. “I really felt that
burst. There was a draw, there
was an outside run, catching the
ball — a terrific night by him.
See SMITH, Page 21
AP Photo
AtlAntA FAlcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass as
defensive end Ra’Shede Hageman (77) jumps during the team’s
annual “Friday Night Lights” practice Friday, in Buford, Ga.
Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015—19
Braves pick up wild victory over Miami Marlins
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta
Braves’ 6-3 victory over the
Miami Marlins on Friday night
included a winning pitcher who
failed to retire a batter, consecutive plays that were overturned
by replay in the seventh inning
and one of the game’s top pitchers was removed after five innings
and just 76 pitches.
It all added up to the Braves’
fourth win in six games and
Miami’s fifth straight loss.
Nick Markakis led the Braves
with three hits, including a tiebreaking two-run single in the
seventh inning, as he extended
his hitting streak to 14 games.
Ross Detwiler (1-5) earned the
win by getting one out after coming in for starter Julio Teheran
with two outs in the seventh. He
faced just one batter, Dee
Gordon, who beat out an infield
single that gave the Marlins a 3-2
lead. Detwiler then picked
Gordon off first base, and was
pinch-hit for the next inning.
Teheran gave up three runs
and six hits with one walk and
three strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings.
“It was an exciting game,”
Teheran said. “(Marlins starter
Jose Fernandez) is one of the best
pitchers in this game. I was trying
to do my job and I think I did it
really good.”
Fernandez remained unbeaten
in six starts since returning from
Tommy John surgery. He gave up
two runs, four hits and a walk
while striking out six in five
innings. He was removed after 76
pitches, 39 of which came in the
fourth inning. In his previous
start, he threw 112.
“He had just come off of two
outings where he had 112 and
100 pitches,” said Marlins manager Dan Jennings, who was
ejected in the ninth inning for
arguing a checked-swing call.
“We said we would use the common sense approach with him.”
The Braves tied the game 3-3
in the seventh after a replay
review reversed an out call at
home plate. With the bases
loaded, Daniel Castro hit a
ground ball to third. Todd
Cunningham slid past Marlins
catcher Jeff Mathis, who took his
foot off home plate before he
caught the ball and failed to tag
“From the naked eye, I’m
thinking, Cunningham is out,”
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez
Braves reacquire Bourn in
3-player deal with Cleveland
Atlanta Braves reacquired outfielder Michael Bourn in a
trade Friday with Cleveland,
also landing outfielder Nick
Swisher while dealing third
baseman Chris Johnson to the
Indians in a swap of disappointing players.
Cleveland sent cash to the
Braves as well, helping cover
the hefty contracts of the two
players coming to Atlanta that
will give the Braves financial
flexibility in 2017.
Bourn was acquired by the
Braves at the 2011 trade deadline and made the All-Star
Game the following season
before signing with Cleveland
as a free agent. The 32-yearold is hitting .246 with 19 RBIs
and 13 stolen bases.
“I’ve been through it before,”
Bourn said. “This is my second
time doing this, so you know,
second time going back to the
same place, so I’m excited
about it. Of course, things
here didn’t work out great. We
didn’t have a bad time. We
played pretty good, but this
year is not what we expected it
to be.”
The 34-year-old Swisher,
another former All-Star, is batting just .198 with two homers
and eight RBIs in 30 games.
He was about to be activated
and return to the Indians lineup for the first time since June
12 on Friday, but then he was
informed of the trade and
scratched. Swisher and Bourn
will arrive in Atlanta on
Saturday and Braves manager
Fredi Gonzalez said both will
likely be in the lineup against
the Marlins.
“We got a guy back here that
we really love in Michael
Bourn,” Gonzalez said. “And
we add a great personality in
the clubhouse in Swisher. He’s
a guy that can help us at first
base (while Freddie Freeman is
on the DL).”
Bourn is making $13.5 million this year, is owed $14 million for next season and has a
vesting option for 2017 at $12
million if he makes 550 plate
appearances the previous
year. Swisher is under contract for $15 million both this
season and next, with a similar $14 million vesting option
in 2017.
“When we signed both guys,
we were hopeful they would
expedite our return to competitiveness,” Indians general
manager Chris Antonetti said.
“In the 2013 season, both guys
were key contributors to us
making the postseason.
Unfortunately since that time,
things haven’t played out the
way anyone would have
hoped. So that got us to
Johnson lost his starting job
with the Braves this season.
He has a .235 average with two
homers and 11 RBIs.
Johnson was one of the
Braves’ most surprising players after being acquired from
Arizona in 2013, hitting a
career-best .321 with 12
homers and 68 RBIs. That
earned the 30-year-old a
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said. “Then I got a phone call
from (coaching assistant) Horatio
(Ramirez). He said challenge it. I
got on the phone myself, which I
never do, and he said, ‘Challenge
it.’ Sure enough, it was plain as
With the bases still loaded,
Markakis laced a single to center
field, knocking in two runs to give
the Braves a 5-3 lead. On that
play, an out call was overturned
when Castro slid into third base
ahead of a tag by Martin Prado.
Arodys Vizcaino picked up his
second career save with a scoreless ninth inning. Rookie Kendry
Flores (0-1) took the loss in relief
of Fernandez.
The Braves broke through
against Fernandez in the fourth,
ending a 20-inning scoreless
streak against the Marlins ace.
After a walk to Castro, the Braves
had four consecutive singles to
build a 2-0 lead. Markakis, A.J.
Pierzynski, Cameron Maybin and
Joey Terdoslavich all touched
Fernandez, who was able to
strand the bases loaded.
Marlins: Rookie RHP Jose
Urena (left knee contusion) and
reliever Andre Rienzo (left knee
laceration) were placed on the 15day DL. The Marlins called up
Flores from Triple-A New Orleans
and Kyle Barraclough from
Double-A Jacksonville. C J.T.
Realmuto missed his third
straight game with a sore left
Braves: SS Andrelton Simmons
(sprained right thumb) took batting practice for the first time
since getting hurt on Aug. 2. The
Braves are hoping he can return
as soon as Saturday.
Marlins: Tom Koehler (8-8,
3.71) will look to up his teamleading win total in the third
game of a four-game series. He is
1-1 with a 2.51 ERA in three
AP Photo
AtlAntA BrAves’ A.J. Pierzynski drives in Daniel Castro on a single to left field during the fourth
games against the Braves this
inning against the Miami Marlins, Friday, in Atlanta.
Bryant, surging Cubs beat Giants
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant
homered and drove in three runs
to help the surging Chicago Cubs
beat the San Francisco Giants 86 on Saturday.
Bryant’s big day powered
Chicago to its third straight win
and ninth in 10 games. He also
walked and scored on Miguel
Montero’s tiebreaking single in
the fifth inning as the Cubs
opened a 2 1/2-game lead over
San Francisco in the race for the
second NL wild card.
Bryant’s two-run shot off Matt
Cain (2-3) in the third was the
rookie’s first homer since July 27
against Colorado. He entered
with a .162 batting average in 21
games since the All-Star break.
Brandon Belt hit a two-run
homer for the Giants, who have
dropped three in a row and five of
seven. Hunter Pence had two hits
and scored twice.
Angel Pagan and Nori Aoki
each had a run-scoring single in
San Francisco’s three-run ninth
before Justin Grimm came in
with a runner on first and got
Matt Duffy to ground out to
shortstop for his third save.
Montero’s run-scoring single
was his first hit since he came off
the disabled list Friday after
being sidelined for almost a
month by a sprained left thumb.
Jorge Soler then scampered
home on pitcher Kyle Hendricks’
double-play grounder, lifting
Chicago to a 5-3 lead.
The Cubs (61-48) also got
three hits from Addison Russell
while moving 13 games over .500
for the first time since they finished the 2008 season with a 9764 record. The victory clinched
their first series win at home
against the Giants since taking
two of three in June 2011.
San Francisco (59-51) was
hurt by an erratic outing from
Cain, who set season highs with
five walks and two hit batters in
four-plus innings. The right-hander has allowed at least four runs
in four of his last five starts.
Hendricks (6-5) was pulled
Vol coach pleased with first full-pad practice
From UT Sports Information
KNOXVILLE — Team 119 held
its first full-pads practice of
training camp on a sunny,
Saturday afternoon at Haslam
As the team continued to focus
on their daily approach,
Tennessee head coach Butch
Jones was pleased with the
group's renewed, aggressive attitude and how the players handled heavy installation on both
sides of the ball.
"Every day in training camp,
obviously, is of the utmost
"Everything we talk about is
about embracing it, and a lot of
times when you go through training camp, you either endure it or
you embrace it. It's a long
process and I wanted to see how
we would come out and compete.
"It was the first day in full
pads, a little bit of heat in the
afternoon and in the sun, and I
thought our players did a very
good job. I thought they had a
While the players finally got
their chance to tackle in full
pads, Jones and his coordinators
put a heavy focus on installation,
taking no practice opportunity
for granted as they prepare a
young Tennessee team.
"We've been extremely aggressive with the installation and for
the most part, I think our players
are handling it," Jones said. "But
we can never compromise on our
style of play. So, being able to
put the pads on a tackle a little
bit today, I liked a lot of the
things that I saw. We have to get
the most out of each and every
day. With a young football team,
they have to understand the
"Everything is about how you
prepare yourself from a mental
standpoint, from a physical
standpoint, from the training
room to rest and recovery to
hydration to paying attention in
the meetings and then being able
to take that classroom setting
and apply it to the field."
Vols reinstate Pearson
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee
has reinstated wide receiver Von
Pearson to the team, two days
after prosecutors declined to file
criminal charges against him in
connection with a rape investigation.
Tennessee announced on the
football team’s official Twitter
account Friday that Pearson had
been reinstated. Volunteers
coach Butch Jones said that
Pearson is expected to be back
on the practice field Saturday.
Jones declined to go into detail
on the reinstatement, citing privacy laws.
Pearson’s lawyer, Chris Coffey,
said in a statement that “Mr.
Pearson is gratified by today’s
decision and he looks forward to
continuing his academic and
athletic career at the University
of Tennessee.”
Pearson had been suspended
from the team since Knoxville
police issued a report April 24
naming him as a suspect in a
rape investigation. Knox County
district attorney general Charme
Allen announced Wednesday that
“after a thorough review of the
investigation, I have decided
there is insufficient evidence to
sustain a criminal prosecution
against Von Pearson.”
Jones and Coffey had said earlier this week that Pearson also
had been suspended from
school. Tennessee vice chancellor Margie Nichols said Friday
that Pearson is eligible to reenroll “just like any other stu-
dent who’s coming for the fall.”
Tennessee’s fall semester begins
Aug. 19. Nichols declined additional comment.
“Von’s had a lot of conversations with us,” Jones said after
Friday afternoon’s practice.
“There’s a standard, and there’s
an expectation. Before tomorrow,
we’ll have many more conversaSee PRACTICE, Page 25
Amy smotherman Burgess/Knoxville news sentinel via AP
In thIs JAn. 2, 2015, fIle Photo, Tennessee wide receiver
Von Pearson puts on a hat after the TaxSlayer Bowl game in
Jacksonville, Fla. Pearson has been reinstated to the football team,
Tennessee announced Friday after it was learned the senior from
Newport News, Va., would not face criminal charges after he was
accused of rape in April.
after consecutive one-out singles
by Buster Posey and Pence in the
sixth. Travis Wood struck out
Belt and retired Brandon
Crawford on a grounder.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Left-hander Francisco Liriano hit the first
home run of his 10-year career
and Andrew McCutchen went 3
for 3 as the Pittsburgh Pirates
held on to beat the Los Angeles
Dodgers 6-5 on Saturday.
Liriano hit a three-run shot in
the second inning in his 160th
career at-bat to put the Pirates
ahead 4-2. However, he could not
hold the lead as he wound up
allowing four runs in three
McCutchen is 13 for 29 (.448)
with nine RBIs and 10 runs
scored in his last nine games. He
has been on base in 14 of his last
18 plate appearances.
Neil Walker had two hits for
the Pirates, including a home
The Dodgers got within a run
on Scott Van Slyke’s RBI double
with one out in the ninth but
Mark Melancon held on for his
major league-leading 35th save.
NEW YORK (AP) — David Price
and Troy Tulowitzki show up,
and suddenly the Toronto Blue
Jays start pulling off all sorts of
fantastic feats.
Like hitting a grand slam at
Yankee Stadium, for once.
Price pitched three-hit ball for
seven innings, Justin Smoak
lined Toronto's first-ever slam in
the Bronx and the Blue Jays beat
the New York Yankees 6-0
Saturday for their seventh
straight win.
Tulowitzki also homered as the
Blue Jays closed within 2 1/2
games of the AL East-leading
With two wins in a row, the
Blue Jays became the first team
to take a set against the Yankees
since early July. On Sunday,
Toronto will try to sweep them in
a series of at least three games
for the first time since May 2003.
A day after R.A. Dickey and the
Blue Jays beat New York 2-1 in a
10-inning matchup between the
highest-scoring teams in the
majors, Price (11-4) dominated.
Price won for the second
straight time since Toronto
acquired the 2012 AL Cy Young
Award winner from Detroit. The
lefty gave up three singles and
struck out seven.
Price had gotten tagged in his
last two starts vs. the Yankees to
the tune of a 33.26 ERA. Wearing
a different uniform, he looked
like a different pitcher against
Price pounded his left hand
into his glove three times after
his final toss, retiring Brendan
Ryan on a popup to Smoak with
runners at the corners.
Price combined with two relievers on Toronto's first shutout at
Yankee Stadium since 2007.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —
Danny Valencia delivered an
early two-run double and rightSee BRYANT, Page 25
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5 p.m.
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8 p.m.
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4 p.m.
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7 p.m.
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9:30 p.m.
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5 p.m.
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Bradley Central, Walker Valley at Cookeville Invitational, 9
Cleveland at East Hamilton (Windstone), 4
Polk County at Collegedale Academy (Windstone), 4:15
Tuesday, Aug. 11
Bradley Central, McMinn County at Cleveland (CCC), 4
Polk County at Meigs County, 4
Wednesday, Aug. 12
Soddy-Daisy, Ooltewah at Walker Valley (Chatata Valley), 4
Thursday, Aug. 13
Bradley Central, Walker Valley at Cleveland (CCC), 4
friday, Aug. 14
Polk County in Meigs County jamboree
Chick-fil-A Jamboree
at finley Stadium, Chattanooga
Howard vs Brainerd, 7
Sale Creek vs Grace, 7:30
CCS vs Tyner, 8
McCallie vs Notre Dame, 8:30
Hixson vs Red Bank, 9
McMinn County vs Baylor, 9:30
Saturday, Aug. 15
Chick-fil-A Jamboree
at finley Stadium, Chattanooga
Walker Valley vs. East Ridge, 7:30
Chattanooga Central vs Boyd-Buchanan, 8
Franklin County vs Ooltewah, 8:30
East Hamilton vs Rhea County, 9
Signal Mountain vs Soddy-Daisy, 9:30
national League
east division
Pct GB
New York
50 .541 —
52 .519 2½
60 .455 9½
67 .391 16½
67 .391 16½
Central division
Pct GB
St. Louis
39 .642 —
44 .593 5½
48 .560 9
59 .449 21
64 .423 24
West division
Pct GB
Los Angeles
48 .564 —
San Francisco
51 .536 3
55 .491 8
San Diego
58 .473 10
61 .430 14½
friday’s Games
Chicago Cubs 7, San Francisco 3
Colorado 5, Washington 4
Pittsburgh 5, L.A. Dodgers 4, 10 innings
N.Y. Mets 4, Tampa Bay 3
Atlanta 6, Miami 3
St. Louis 6, Milwaukee 0
Arizona 2, Cincinnati 0
Philadelphia 4, San Diego 3, 12 innings
Saturday’s Games
Pittsburgh 6, L.A. Dodgers 5
Chicago Cubs 8, San Francisco 6
N.Y. Mets at Tampa Bay, after presstime
Colorado at Washington, after presstime
Miami at Atlanta, after presstime
St. Louis at Milwaukee, after presstime
Cincinnati at Arizona, after presstime
Philadelphia at San Diego, after presstime
Sunday’s Games
N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 10-10) at Tampa Bay (Archer 10-8), 1:10
Colorado (Flande 2-1) at Washington (Scherzer 11-8), 1:35
St. Louis (Lackey 9-7) at Milwaukee (Nelson 9-9), 2:10 p.m.
San Francisco (Peavy 2-4) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 12-6),
2:20 p.m.
Cincinnati (DeSclafani 7-7) at Arizona (Corbin 2-3), 4:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (J.Williams 3-8) at San Diego (Cashner 4-11),
4:10 p.m.
Miami (B.Hand 1-2) at Atlanta (S.Miller 5-8), 5:10 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (A.Wood 7-7) at Pittsburgh (Morton 7-4), 8:05
Monday’s Games
Colorado at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Cincinnati at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.
Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
BATTING-Goldschmidt, Arizona, .336; Harper, Washington,
.334; Posey, San Francisco, .332; DGordon, Miami, .329;
GParra, Milwaukee, .328; LeMahieu, Colorado, .319;
YEscobar, Washington, .311.
RUNS-Harper, Washington, 74; Fowler, Chicago, 70;
Pollock, Arizona, 69; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 68; Braun,
Milwaukee, 66; Blackmon, Colorado, 65; MCarpenter, St.
Louis, 64.
RBI-Arenado, Colorado, 80; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 78;
Posey, San Francisco, 75; BCrawford, San Francisco, 71;
McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 70; Harper, Washington, 69; Frazier,
Cincinnati, 68.
HITS-DGordon, Miami, 132; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 129;
Markakis, Atlanta, 125; Posey, San Francisco, 125;
LeMahieu, Colorado, 124; Pollock, Arizona, 123; HKendrick,
Los Angeles, 122.
DOUBLES-Frazier, Cincinnati, 30; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 29;
Rizzo, Chicago, 28; Arenado, Colorado, 27; Bruce,
Cincinnati, 27; AGonzalez, Los Angeles, 27; McCutchen,
Pittsburgh, 27.
TRIPLES-DPeralta, Arizona, 8; Grichuk, St. Louis, 7;
Blackmon, Colorado, 6; Revere, Philadelphia, 6; Fowler,
Chicago, 5; DGordon, Miami, 5; Lagares, New York, 5;
GParra, Milwaukee, 5; Realmuto, Miami, 5.
HOME RUNS-Harper, Washington, 29; Frazier, Cincinnati,
27; Stanton, Miami, 27; Arenado, Colorado, 26; CaGonzalez,
Colorado, 23; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 22; AGonzalez, Los
Angeles, 22.
STOLEN BASES-BHamilton, Cincinnati, 51; DGordon,
Miami, 34; Blackmon, Colorado, 29; Pollock, Arizona, 24;
Revere, Philadelphia, 24; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 22;
Goldschmidt, Arizona, 19; GPolanco, Pittsburgh, 19.
PITCHING-GCole, Pittsburgh, 14-5; Wacha, St. Louis, 13-4;
Bumgarner, San Francisco, 12-6; Arrieta, Chicago, 12-6;
Greinke, Los Angeles, 11-2; CMartinez, St. Louis, 11-4;
Heston, San Francisco, 11-6; Scherzer, Washington, 11-8.
ERA-Greinke, Los Angeles, 1.71; deGrom, New York, 2.13;
Scherzer, Washington, 2.31; GCole, Pittsburgh, 2.39; SMiller,
Atlanta, 2.44; Arrieta, Chicago, 2.50; Kershaw, Los Angeles,
STRIKEOUTS-Kershaw, Los Angeles, 197; Scherzer,
Washington, 181; Shields, San Diego, 160; Arrieta, Chicago,
152; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 148; Liriano, Pittsburgh,
144; GCole, Pittsburgh, 143.
SAVES-Melancon, Pittsburgh, 35; Rosenthal, St. Louis, 32;
Kimbrel, San Diego, 31; Familia, New York, 30; Storen,
Washington, 29; Casilla, San Francisco, 27; FrRodriguez,
Milwaukee, 25.
American League
east division
Pct GB
New York
48 .560 —
52 .536 2½
53 .509 5½
Tampa Bay
56 .491 7½
61 .445 12½
Central division
Pct GB
Kansas City
44 .593 —
54 .505 9½
56 .486 11½
56 .477 12½
59 .454 15
West division
Pct GB
51 .545 —
Los Angeles
50 .537 1
54 .505 4½
60 .459 9½
62 .446 11
friday’s Games
Toronto 2, N.Y. Yankees 1, 10 innings
Boston 7, Detroit 2
Minnesota 10, Cleveland 9
N.Y. Mets 4, Tampa Bay 3
Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 2
L.A. Angels 8, Baltimore 4
Oakland 3, Houston 1
Seattle 4, Texas 3
Saturday’s Games
Toronto 6, N.Y. Yankees 0
Oakland 2, Houston 1
Texas 11, Seattle 3, 11 innings
N.Y. Mets at Tampa Bay, after presstime
Boston at Detroit, after presstime
Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, after presstime
Minnesota at Cleveland, after presstime
Baltimore at L.A. Angels, after presstime
Sunday’s Games
Toronto (Estrada 9-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 8-4), 1:05
Boston (Owens 0-1) at Detroit (Verlander 1-4), 1:08 p.m.
Minnesota (P.Hughes 10-7) at Cleveland (Kluber 6-12), 1:10
N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 10-10) at Tampa Bay (Archer 10-8), 1:10
Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-9) at Kansas City (D.Duffy 55), 2:10 p.m.
Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 9-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 4-8),
3:37 p.m.
Houston (Fiers 0-0) at Oakland (Bassitt 1-4), 4:05 p.m.
Texas (Lewis 12-4) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-6), 4:10 p.m.
Monday’s Games
Detroit at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
BATTING-Kipnis, Cleveland, .326; NCruz, Seattle, .325;
Fielder, Texas, .324; Hosmer, Kansas City, .319; Bogaerts,
Boston, .313; JIglesias, Detroit, .310; LCain, Kansas City,
.306; Trout, Los Angeles, .306.
RUNS-Donaldson, Toronto, 81; Dozier, Minnesota, 78; Trout,
Los Angeles, 78; Gardner, New York, 73; Bautista, Toronto,
72; LCain, Kansas City, 69; Kinsler, Detroit, 68; MMachado,
Baltimore, 68; JMartinez, Detroit, 68.
RBI-Donaldson, Toronto, 82; CDavis, Baltimore, 79; Bautista,
Toronto, 77; Teixeira, New York, 77; KMorales, Kansas City,
76; JMartinez, Detroit, 73; Trout, Los Angeles, 69.
HITS-NCruz, Seattle, 137; Fielder, Texas, 135; Kipnis,
Cleveland, 132; Kinsler, Detroit, 129; Donaldson, Toronto,
128; Altuve, Houston, 127; Hosmer, Kansas City, 127.
DOUBLES-Brantley, Cleveland, 31; Kipnis, Cleveland, 31;
Donaldson, Toronto, 30; Dozier, Minnesota, 29; KMorales,
Kansas City, 29; Cespedes, Detroit, 28; Cano, Seattle, 27;
Plouffe, Minnesota, 27.
TRIPLES-Kiermaier, Tampa Bay, 11; RDavis, Detroit, 8;
Eaton, Chicago, 8; ERosario, Minnesota, 8; DeShields,
Texas, 7; Gattis, Houston, 7; 5 tied at 6.
HOME RUNS-Trout, Los Angeles, 33; NCruz, Seattle, 32;
Donaldson, Toronto, 30; JMartinez, Detroit, 30; Pujols, Los
Angeles, 30; Teixeira, New York, 30; CDavis, Baltimore, 28.
STOLEN BASES-Altuve, Houston, 30; Burns, Oakland, 23;
LCain, Kansas City, 19; JDyson, Kansas City, 19; DeShields,
Texas, 18; RDavis, Detroit, 16; Gose, Detroit, 16; Reyes,
Toronto, 16.
PITCHING-FHernandez, Seattle, 13-6; Keuchel, Houston,
13-6; McHugh, Houston, 13-6; SGray, Oakland, 12-4; Lewis,
Texas, 12-4; Buehrle, Toronto, 12-5; 5 tied at 11.
ERA-SGray, Oakland, 2.06; Kazmir, Houston, 2.08; Kazmir,
Houston, 2.08; Price, Toronto, 2.35; Price, Toronto, 2.35;
Keuchel, Houston, 2.40; Archer, Tampa Bay, 2.54.
STRIKEOUTS-Sale, Chicago, 186; Archer, Tampa Bay, 180;
Kluber, Cleveland, 176; Price, Toronto, 156; Carrasco,
Cleveland, 147; Salazar, Cleveland, 143; Keuchel, Houston,
SAVES-Perkins, Minnesota, 30; Britton, Baltimore, 27;
Boxberger, Tampa Bay, 27; Street, Los Angeles, 26; Uehara,
Boston, 25; GHolland, Kansas City, 24; AMiller, New York,
WnBA Glance
eASTern ConferenCe
New York
WeSTern ConferenCe
Los Angeles
San Antonio
friday’s Games
Indiana 106, Atlanta 77
Connecticut 86, Washington 72
New York 77, Chicago 63
Phoenix 73, Minnesota 66
Saturday’s Games
Seattle at San Antonio, after presstime
Sunday’s Games
Phoenix at Chicago, 2 p.m.
Connecticut at Washington, 4 p.m.
Atlanta at Tulsa, 4:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Bridgestone Invitational Par Scores
At firestone Country Club (South Course)
Akron, ohio
Purse: $9.25 million
yardage: 7,400; Par: 70
Third round
Justin Rose
67-71-63—201 -9
Jim Furyk
66-66-69—201 -9
Shane Lowry
70-66-67—203 -7
Steven Bowditch
73-69-63—205 -5
Ian Poulter
68-72-65—205 -5
Henrik Stenson
68-69-68—205 -5
Bubba Watson
70-66-69—205 -5
Robert Streb
68-70-68—206 -4
Brooks Koepka
69-69-68—206 -4
Graeme McDowell
66-71-69—206 -4
David Lingmerth
70-71-66—207 -3
Danny Lee
65-72-70—207 -3
Keegan Bradley
69-70-69—208 -2
Jason Day
69-69-70—208 -2
Branden Grace
73-69-67—209 -1
Rickie Fowler
67-72-70—209 -1
Bill Haas
74-69-67—210 E
Marc Warren
71-70-69—210 E
Danny Willett
70-71-69—210 E
Russell Henley
70-70-70—210 E
Kevin Na
69-70-71—210 E
Patrick Reed
71-67-72—210 E
Sergio Garcia
71-67-72—210 E
Webb Simpson
68-70-72—210 E
Jordan Spieth
70-68-72—210 E
Bernd Wiesberger
71-74-66—211 +1
Soren Kjeldsen
69-73-69—211 +1
Ryan Moore
71-71-69—211 +1
Pablo Larrazabal
72-70-69—211 +1
Zach Johnson
70-70-71—211 +1
Lee Westwood
68-70-73—211 +1
Dustin Johnson
69-67-75—211 +1
Marcel Siem
70-73-69—212 +2
Marc Leishman
72-70-70—212 +2
Charl Schwartzel
70-72-70—212 +2
J.B. Holmes
74-68-70—212 +2
Joost Luiten
70-72-70—212 +2
Martin Kaymer
70-71-71—212 +2
Adam Scott
72-69-71—212 +2
Paul Casey
68-73-71—212 +2
Jamie Donaldson
70-71-71—212 +2
Brandt Snedeker
70-70-72—212 +2
Charley Hoffman
75-66-71—212 +2
Matt Kuchar
72-68-72—212 +2
Brendon Todd
74-72-68—214 +4
Koumei Oda
68-77-69—214 +4
Billy Horschel
71-73-70—214 +4
Louis Oosthuizen
72-70-72—214 +4
James Hahn
70-70-74—214 +4
Camilo Villegas
75-69-71—215 +5
Byeong-Hun An
77-68-70—215 +5
Stephen Gallacher
77-67-71—215 +5
Victor Dubuisson
68-74-73—215 +5
Kevin Kisner
73-69-73—215 +5
Anirban Lahiri
77-72-67—216 +6
Jimmy Walker
73-73-70—216 +6
Gary Woodland
75-69-72—216 +6
Mikko Ilonen
74-73-70—217 +7
Phil Mickelson
76-70-71—217 +7
Hideki Matsuyama
69-75-73—217 +7
Thongchai Jaidee
73-71-73—217 +7
Francesco Molinari
69-74-74—217 +7
David Lipsky
72-74-72—218 +8
Thomas Bjorn
70-75-73—218 +8
Ben Martin
75-71-72—218 +8
Gary Stal
72-73-73—218 +8
Padraig Harrington
72-72-74—218 +8
Sangmoon Bae
71-75-73—219 +9
Andrew Dodt
77-71-72—220 +10
Fabian Gomez
75-72-73—220 +10
WC Liang
72-73-75—220 +10
Oliver Wilson
74-72-75—221 +11
Ryan Palmer
74-75-73—222 +12
Hunter Mahan
74-79-72—225 +15
Matt Every
72-77-76—225 +15
Nick Cullen
77-74-75—226 +16
Troy Merritt
82-75-70—227 +17
Shaw Charity Classic Par Scores
At Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club
Calgary, Alberta
Purse: $2.35 million
yardage: 7,086; Par: 70
Second round
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Colin Montgomerie
Jeff Maggert
Woody Austin
Fred Couples
Tom Byrum
Mark O’Meara
Stephen Ames
Michael Allen
Jose Coceres
Kirk Triplett
Kevin Sutherland
Guy Boros
Corey Pavin
Wes Short, Jr.
Scott Dunlap
Tommy Armour III
Peter Senior
Scott McCarron
Bart Bryant
Gene Sauers
Brad Bryant
Olin Browne
Grant Waite
Duffy Waldorf
Skip Kendall
Rod Spittle
David Frost
Jeff Sluman
Bob Tway
Russ Cochran
Gary Hallberg
Joe Durant
Billy Andrade
Jeff Hart
Frank Esposito
John Huston
Steve Jones
Joel Edwards
Brian Henninger
Jeff Freeman
Steve Pate
Lee Janzen
Sonny Skinner
P.H. Horgan III
Cesar Monasterio
Blaine McCallister
Mike Goodes
Tom Pernice Jr.
Fred Funk
Bob Gilder
Jerry Smith
Jeff Coston
John Riegger
Mark Calcavecchia
Tom Kite
Brad Faxon
Greg Kraft
Chip Beck
Jay Don Blake
nASCAr-Sprint Cup-Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Lineup
After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday
At Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen, n.y.
Lap length: 2.45 miles
(Car number in parentheses)
1. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 127.839 mph.
2. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 127.569.
3. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 127.481.
4. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 127.416.
5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 127.181.
6. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 126.948.
7. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 126.912.
8. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 126.868.
9. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.828.
10. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 126.788.
11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 126.112.
12. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 125.98.
13. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.826.
14. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 126.79.
15. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 126.677.
16. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 126.61.
17. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 126.595.
18. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 126.584.
19. (55) David Ragan, Toyota, 126.533.
20. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.488.
21. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 126.092.
22. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 126.068.
23. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 126.04.
24. (9) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 125.995.
25. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 125.923.
26. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 125.89.
27. (83) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 125.849.
28. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 125.781.
29. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 125.775.
30. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 125.616.
31. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 125.573.
32. (34) Chris Buescher, Ford, 125.452.
33. (35) Cole Whitt, Ford, 125.217.
34. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 124.744.
35. (33) Alex Kennedy, Chevrolet, 124.615.
36. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 124.068.
37. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, owner points.
38. (32) Boris Said, Chevrolet, owner points.
39. (7) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, owner points.
40. (46) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, owner points.
41. (26) Jeb Burton, Toyota, owner points.
42. (23) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, owner points.
43. (98) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, owner points.
failed to Qualify
44. (62) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, 123.607.
nASCAr XfInITy-Zippo 200 results
At Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen, n.y.
Lap length: 2.45 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Joey Logano, Ford, 82 laps, 140.3 rating, 0 points,
2. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 82, 143, 0, $37,705.
3. (5) Chris Buescher, Ford, 82, 116.3, 42, $41,679.
4. (7) Boris Said, Toyota, 82, 104.8, 40, $31,499.
5. (6) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 82, 108, 39, $27,431.
6. (9) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 82, 102.8, 38, $24,004.
7. (3) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 82, 100.6, 38, $25,321.
8. (11) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 82, 91.7, 36, $22,746.
9. (10) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 82, 106.9, 0, $16,539.
10. (13) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 82, 89.2, 34, $23,261.
11. (15) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 82, 78.7, 33, $22,183.
12. (17) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 82, 81.3, 32, $21,905.
13. (19) Brandon Gdovic, Chevrolet, 82, 71, 31, $21,804.
14. (22) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 82, 65.5, 30, $21,651.
15. (12) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 82, 82.8, 29, $23,175.
16. (16) Darrell Wallace Jr., Ford, 82, 77.3, 28, $21,525.
17. (20) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 82, 77.2, 27, $21,473.
18. (29) Blake Koch, Toyota, 82, 59.9, 26, $21,397.
19. (31) Todd Bodine, Chevrolet, 82, 63.5, 25, $21,322.
20. (8) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 82, 80.2, 24, $21,771.
21. (25) Cale Conley, Toyota, 82, 61.4, 23, $21,220.
22. (36) Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, 82, 45.8, 0, $15,165.
23. (24) Dakoda Armstrong, Ford, 82, 65.7, 21, $21,088.
24. (27) Eric McClure, Toyota, 82, 50.5, 20, $20,987.
25. (32) Tomy Drissi, Toyota, 81, 45.5, 19, $21,086.
26. (34) David Starr, Toyota, 81, 45.7, 18, $20,886.
27. (38) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 81, 39.3, 17, $14,835.
28. (4) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 75, 64.5, 0, $14,759.
29. (18) Kenny Habul, Toyota, accident, 74, 80.3, 15, $20,709.
30. (23) Ryan Reed, Ford, accident, 74, 57.7, 14, $20,958.
31. (37) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, transmission, 68, 35.7, 13,
32. (39) Bobby Reuse, Chevrolet, 64, 31.7, 12, $14,506.
33. (33) Kevin O’Connell, Dodge, transmission, 57, 40, 11,
34. (28) Peyton Sellers, Chevrolet, suspension, 50, 48, 10,
35. (14) Ben Rhodes, Chevrolet, engine, 35, 52.3, 9, $20,361.
36. (26) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, engine, 34, 42.7, 8,
37. (21) Michael Self, Chevrolet, transmission, 33, 49.5, 7,
38. (35) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, brakes, 13, 27.5, 6,
39. (40) John Wes Townley, Chevrolet, electrical, 8, 28.7, 0,
40. (30) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 3, 23.2, 4, $8,960.
race Statistics
Average Speed of Race Winner: 84.059 mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours, 23 minutes, 31 seconds.
Margin of Victory: 1.066 seconds.
Caution Flags: 7 for 20 laps.
Lead Changes: 9 among 4 drivers.
Lap Leaders: J.Logano 1-4; B.Keselowski 5-15; J.Logano 1619; B.Keselowski 20; C.Buescher 21-22; B.Keselowski 23-48;
J.Logano 49-50; B.Keselowski 51-52; C.Elliott 53; J.Logano
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led):
B.Keselowski, 4 times for 40 laps; J.Logano, 4 times for 39
laps; C.Buescher, 1 time for 2 laps; C.Elliott, 1 time for 1 lap.
Top 10 in Points: 1. C.Buescher, 724; 2. C.Elliott, 700; 3.
T.Dillon, 700; 4. R.Smith, 667; 5. E.Sadler, 666; 6. D.Wallace
Jr., 629; 7. D.Suarez, 625; 8. B.Gaughan, 610; 9. B.Scott, 606;
10. R.Reed, 565.
AP Photo
Joey LoGAno celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Watkins Glen
International, Saturday, in Watkins Glen. N.Y.
Joey Logano overcomes
adversity for Xfinity win
After a poor qualifying effort in
Sprint Cup, Joey Logano shook
off his frustration and won the
NASCAR Xfinity race at Watkins
Glen International on Saturday,
outdueling Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski.
Logano, who started from pole,
overcame a stop-and-go penalty
early in the caution-filled race,
drove back to the front, and kept
Keselowski at bay after a restart
with four laps to go in the 82-lap
race. It’s the first road course
win of his career, 25th in
NASCAR’s second-tier series,
and fourth win of the year.
The Penske duo led all but
three laps in a race on the 2.45mile layout that was delayed by
seven cautions for 20 laps.
Series points leader Chris
Buescher was third, followed by
Boris Said and Ty Dillon, and
leads Chase Elliott by 24 points.
Elliott was seventh.
Regan Smith, fourth in points,
finished 20th after running in
the top 10 early in the race.
Smith rallied from early troubles
but was doomed to a bad finish
after being taken out by Dillon,
and the two nearly came to blows
after the race.
Cup regular Kyle Larson was
running third early in the race
and poised to challenge the
Penske duo, but he suddenly
made a beeline for the pits on the
eighth lap with a broken axle on
his No. 42 Chevy. He finished
28th, seven laps behind.
It was a challenging day for
Elliott. Running fifth early, he
skidded off course trying to pass
Smith as the cars banged sides
in the Inner Loop on lap 15. That
dropped Elliott to 25th and his
troubles weren’t over. He also
was penalized sent to the back of
the field for pitting too soon
when a caution flag flew eight
laps later.
For Smith, the day turned
much worse. He was spun out by
Dillon on a restart midway
through the race and with 16
laps to go skidded into the
Armco barrier that lines the
track after tight racing with
Brendan Gaughan.
Logano and Keselowski took
turns leading, and when the race
went green after a caution with
20 laps to go Logano was ahead.
Back in fifth, Keselowski quickly
passed Paul Menard, Buescher
and Said to move to second.
Smith then brought out the
caution with his spin, leaving the
Penske teammates right where
they were when the race started
— up front.
“These cars can’t seem to get
away from each other the past
three years,” said Greg Erwin,
crew chief for Keselowski. “I
think they’ll treat each other
with respect. They do a good
That’s exactly what happened
on the restart, but right behind
them Dillon dived to the inside of
the first turn and slammed
Menard out of the way as the
race stayed green.
Logano gained a lead of over a
half-second, but that was negated when Gaughan and Kenny
Habul clashed on the final turn
with six laps left. Habul spun
back across the track and was
hit hard by Ryan Reed, bringing
out a 10-minute red flag and
ending the day for Habul.
After the final delay, Logano
sailed away on the restart and
won by just over a second.
Jeff Gordon says bye to road racing
been nearly two decades since Jeff
Gordon won his first Sprint Cup
road race. He has one more
chance to add to his legacy on the
two twisting courses NASCAR visits each year.
A five-time winner at Sonoma
and four-time winner at Watkins
Glen International, Gordon is
NASCAR’s leader in road course
wins heading into Sunday’s Sprint
Cup race at The Glen.
Another would make it a perfect
10 — it would be the first victory
of his final season and, more
importantly, pretty much secure a
spot in the 10-race Chase for the
series title. Drivers with at least
one win and in the top 30 in
points are virtually assured of a
spot in the field of 16. So far this
season, there have been 11 winners, though one of them, Kyle
Busch, remains 13 points outside
the cutoff.
Gordon sits 10th in points and
in a comfortable position with five
races to go before the Chase.
“There are no guarantees
unless you get that win. That win
means so much,” Gordon said
Friday before going out and pacing the second Sprint Cup practice, the memory of his crash at
Indianapolis two weeks ago a
stark reminder of how quickly a
big advantage in points can vanish. “It’s important for us, if we
can’t win this race, to be really
solid, get a good solid finish.”
What is most impressive about
Gordon’s nine road course wins is
that the first six were in succession, starting at Watkins Glen in
1997 and ending here three years
The streak might have reached
seven, but a hard-charging
Gordon, who was inside the top
five early in the 2000 race at The
Glen, was involved in a wreck with
Tony Stewart while speeding up
through the esses and never was a
factor. Their post-race confrontation in the garage afterward
remains one of the signature
moments since the Cup series
began racing regularly at Watkins
Glen in 1986.
“We were really on top of our
game at that time,” said Gordon,
who credited crew chief Ray
Evernham for much of that success. “Early on, I just remember
wanting to take on every challenge
as a team, to improve to be a bigger threat to the championship.
We worked hard at it, and that
hard work paid off. Back then,
you had to try to be good everywhere because every track mattered. It was something that we
pursued heavily. I enjoyed it, even
though I didn’t grow up road racing.”
Gordon hasn’t won here since
2001 and has not triumphed at
either road course NASCAR races
at since a win at Sonoma in 2006.
It’s not as if Gordon hasn’t had
his chances. He won the pole here
a year ago, besting road race ace
Marcos Ambrose for the top spot,
and led nearly a third of the 90lap race before an electrical problem just past the midpoint spoiled
his day.
In 2007, Gordon had the lead
with two laps to go with Stewart
pressing and spun out entering
the first turn, handing Stewart an
unexpected victory.
“We’ve had great performances
that didn’t show up in the stats,”
the four-time Cup champion said.
“I think when you look at the drivers and teams — who’s at the top
of the list — I think if you can add
a road course win to it, it puts you
in an elite group.”
Stewart, second to Gordon with
seven road course wins, is back at
Watkins Glen after missing the
previous two Cup races at the
track in the Finger Lakes of
upstate New York. He was nursing
a broken right leg two years ago
and sat out last year’s race after
See GORDON, Page 25
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AP Photo
Jeff Gordon (24) drives into the garage area during practice for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup
series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Friday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015—21
Rose fires 63 to
tie Furyk for lead
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Justin
Rose never lost belief that he was
playing well even as he went 30
consecutive holes without making
a birdie in the Bridgestone
The streak ended on his first
hole Saturday.
And he kept right on going.
Rose had a good start and a
strong closing kick with three
birdies over his last four holes,
including a 40-foot putt on the
18th hole. It was the longest putt
he has made all year, and it gave
him a 7-under 63 and a share of
the lead with Jim Furyk.
“I guess that shows it just
evens out, really, if you can stay
the course and stay patient, kind
of believe that you’re going to get
your run eventually,” Rose said.
“Yesterday, I actually played really well. ... It just didn’t happen
yesterday. But came into today
with a belief that I was still playing well.”
Furyk, who had a four-shot
lead going into the weekend, finished with six straight pars and
he had to work hard for the last
one. After spending much of the
back nine in the rough, he finally
drilled one right in the middle on
the 18th hole, only for it to settle
in a sand-filled divot.
“I finally hit a good drive on 18
and I’m licking my chops to get
down there, knowing I’m going to
have a short iron in my hand,”
Furyk said. “Not only was I in a
divot, it was a pretty bad lie. I felt
like there was raised sand behind
the ball.”
His only option was to punch
an 8-iron that he tugged slightly
into the collar. His chip rolled out
through the green, and he holed a
12-foot putt for his par and a 69
to join Rose in the lead at 9-under
Furyk was more excited than
usual, pumping his fist when it
Being tied for the lead wasn’t
that big of a deal for someone like
Furyk, who has been around long
enough to know the tour stopped
giving charity money away for a
54-hole lead. And while every
shot counts over 72 holes, this
was more a matter of finishing the
right way. He made bogey on his
last hole the previous two rounds.
“That always leaves a little bit
of a sour taste, and I didn’t want
to do that three days in a row,”
Furyk said. “Knocking the putt in
was nice. In the whole scheme of
things, it’s nice to have the shot.
It’s just a good way to finish off
the day.”
They were two shots ahead of
Shane Lowry of Ireland, who had
a 67.
Steve Bowditch also had a 63
earlier Saturday and was in a
group four shots behind that
included Ian Poulter (65), Henrik
Stenson (68) and Bubba Watson
(69). Watson had a chance to get
closer to the lead until he missed
a short birdie putt on the 16th
and dropped a shot on the next
Another shot back were
Graeme McDowell (69), Brooks
Koepka (68) and Robert Streb
(68). McDowell didn’t make a
birdie after the eighth hole and
closed with a bogey, while Koepka
was poised to move closer to the
leaders until his bogey-bogey finish.
Still, what Rose did Saturday
was enough evidence that any
number of players to have a
chance. Rose was six shots
behind going into Saturday.
There were 10 players separated
by five shots going into Sunday.
Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth was not
among them. Only his putting
kept a 72 from being worse.
Spieth struggled to find fairways
— he still hasn’t had a birdie putt
on the par-5 second, the easiest
at Firestone, this week — and
didn’t give himself many birdie
McIlroy, if he plays,
grouped with major
champions at PGA
AP photo/Phil long
JustiN rose, of England, reacts after making a 40-foot birdie
putt on the 18th hole during the third round of the Bridgestone
Invitational tournament in Akron, Ohio, Saturday. Rose fired a 7under 63 to pull into a tie with Jim Furyk for the lead heading into
today’s final round.
chances. He wound up nine shots
behind, all but assuring that Rory
McIlroy will be No. 1 going into
the PGA Championship next
“Very frustrating today. It was a
poor performance,” Spieth said.
“Didn’t have very good control of
the ball. I putted it OK, but other
than that, very much struggled.
I’m going to need to look for some
answers tomorrow and into next
Rose had no such problems.
He made a pair of key par saves
on the front nine that kept the
momentum from his birdie-birdie
start, and he didn’t come seriously close to a bogey the rest of the
As for the birdies? They were
overdue. Rose made birdie on the
sixth hole of the opening round,
went the last 12 holes without
another, and then made 17 pars
and one bogey on Friday. He
started fast Saturday, and finished even better.
Now he’s in position to capture
Championship — Rose also won
the WGC at Doral.
Furyk remains in position for
his first, and it could happen at
no better place than Firestone,
the course where he was denied
victory in 2001 after a seven-hole
playoff with Tiger Woods and in
2012 when Furyk made double
bogey on the last hole.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Rory
McIlroy joins the marquee group
of this year’s major champions in
the opening rounds of the PGA
That’s assuming he plays next
week at Whistling Straits, and
the world’s No. 1 player added yet
another strong indicator Friday.
McIlroy tweeted a photo from a
private jet leaving Portugal with
emoticons that included and
American flag and a golf course.
More telling was that he retweeted the PGA of America’s tee time
in which he is in the same group
as Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth and British
Open champion Zach Johnson.
That threesome has accounted
for the last five majors.
McIlroy has not played since
the U.S. Open. He injured ligaments in his left ankle while playing soccer with friends, costing
him title defenses at the British
Open and this week at the
Bridgestone Invitational. He won
the PGA Championship last year
at Valhalla.
His chief spokesman said in a
text Friday evening that McIlroy
has made nothing official. Even
so, it would be peculiar for
McIlroy to send so many tweets
suggesting a return if he had no
intention of playing.
The PGA Championship, like
other majors, doesn’t require
players to officially commit. They
can wait until their tee time on
Thursday to decide whether to
play, and it’s possible that
McIlroy first wants to play a practice round or two to see how his
ankle holds up, especially on the
terrain of Whistling Straits.
He is host of the champions’
dinner on Tuesday night, and his
press conference is scheduled for
Wednesday. And assuming he
plays, it should be quite a show
in the same group as Spieth, who
is closing in on McIlroy’s No. 1
ranking that he has held for the
last year.
Spieth would need to win the
Bridgestone Invitational this
week to replace McIlroy. Either
way, No. 1 will be in play at
Whistling Straits.
Tiger Woods, meanwhile, is
with Keegan Bradley and Martin
Kaymer, who won the last time
the PGA was at Whistling Straits.
Right in front of them will be a
trio that will have plenty to talk
about in the majors — Rickie
Fowler, Jason Day and Dustin
Johnson. All have had close calls
in the majors over the last five
years without winning.
Ryder Cup captains Davis Love
III and Darren Clarke are in the
same group with Steve Stricker,
who is likely to be a captain in
the future.
The PGA Championship typically puts the year’s three major
champions together. Twice in the
last 15 years, Woods won two
majors going into the PGA. In
2000, Woods (U.S. Open, British
Open) played the opening rounds
with Masters champion Vijay
Singh and Jack Nicklaus, playing
in his final PGA. And in 2005, the
PGA of America put Woods
(Masters, British Open) with U.S.
Campbell and Greg Norman.
Norman withdrew and was
replaced by Kevin Sutherland.
Sutherland also was playing
with Woods when his record cut
streak ended at the Byron Nelson
Classic earlier that year. Woods
opened with a 75 at Baltusrol
and was tied for 113th place and
in danger of missing yet another
cut. Alas, the Sutherland jinx
ended. Woods rallied with rounds
of 69-66-68 and finished two
shots behind.
Jimenez caps record 61 with eagle
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) —
Miguel Angel Jimenez eagled the
par-5 18th hole Saturday to
match the course record of 9under 61 and tie Colin
Montgomerie for the secondround lead in the Shaw Charity
With wife Susanne working
her first tournament at his caddie, Jimenez matched Fred
Couples’ course record set last
“My caddie needed 19 working
days to get a visa to come here
and that’s the reason he’s not
here,” Jimenez said. “My wife is a
good player, a single handicap,
too, and she knows about golf.
She said from the beginning, ‘If
he’s not coming, I would love to
caddie for you.’ ‘OK, fine. No
The 51-year-old Spanish player made seven birdies in a ninehole stretch in the middle of the
round. He set up his closing
eagle with a 7-wood to 9 feet.
“I played very well,” Jimenez
said. “I hit very solid from green
to tee and, in the beginning, the
ball not like to drop in the hole.
But then I start to make birdies.
... It’s going to be a very tight finish tomorrow, that’s for sure.”
Montgomerie, the first-round
leader after a 62, birdied the
18th for a 66 to join Jimenez at
12-under 128 at Canyon
Meadows. The Scot had an eagle,
five birdies and three bogeys.
“Disappointing the way I finished,” Montgomerie said. “I
missed three putts in a row there
at 16, 17 and 18. I three-putted
the 16th for a bogey and I missed
a very makeable putt at 17 for a
birdie and I missed a very makeable eagle putt at the last. So,
very disappointing finish, to be
Jimenez won the season-open-
Championship in Hawaii in
January. He also won the
Greater Gwinnett Championship
last year in his first start on the
Champions Tour.
“Obviously, Miguel had a great
day as I did yesterday,”
Montgomerie said. “It’s set up for
a very exciting finish.”
Jimenez and Montgomerie are
travelling together to the PGA
Championship after the tour
“Yeah, we’re sharing a plane
tomorrow as well to Milwaukee
to get there in time,”
Montgomerie said. “I know him
very well. Obviously, played on
many Ryder Cup teams with him
and he’s a great competitor.”
defended his title in the Senior
PGA Championship in May for
his third major victory on the 50and-over tour.
Oh pitches baseball; 8 sports bid
for spot at 2020 Toyko Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Baseball called on Japanese home
run king Sadaharu Oh and karate used a live
demonstration as eight sports made their case
Friday to be included on the program for the 2020
Tokyo Olympics.
Baseball and softball are making a combined bid.
The other sports making presentations to organizers were squash, surfing, bowling, roller sports,
sport climbing and wushu.
Under the “Olympic Agenda 2020” reforms, the
IOC agreed to abolish the 28-sport limit to the
Summer Games and instead use an events-based
system that would allow new competitions to come
in without increasing the current size of about
10,500 athletes and 310 medal events.
Host cities are allowed to propose the inclusion of
one or more additional events for their games. After
the presentations are finished on Saturday, Tokyo
organizers will make their recommendations to the
International Olympic Committee by Sept. 30.
The IOC decision on which sport or sports to add
will be made in August 2016, just ahead of the
Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Men’s baseball and women’s softball, sports that
were dropped after the 2008 Beijing Games, are
considered favorites because of their popularity in
“The Japanese people want to see baseball and
softball,” Oh said. “We already have the facilities so
we really hope baseball and softball are in the
Major League Baseball has said it will not suspend its schedule, which clashes with the
Olympics, to allow players to participate in Tokyo,
but Japan professional baseball pledged its full
“We will send the best of the best,” NPB commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki said,
Karate, also considered a strong candidate, drew
on its Japanese origins to appeal to organizers and
took the unique step of providing a live demonstration with three athletes who are all aspiring to represent Japan at the Tokyo Games.
“Karate originated in Japan and embodies the
spirit of martial arts,” said Toshihisa Nagura, general secretary of the World Karate Federation. “More
than 100 million people worldwide practice karate.”
Other sports such as bowling and roller sports
boasted of their appeal to youth and the uniqueness they would bring to the Olympics.
Jeff Maggert, the Regions
Tradition and U.S. Senior Open
winner, was 10 under after a 63.
He played alongside Jimenez and
“Sometimes when the guys in
your group are making a lot of
birdies, we all kind of feed off
each other,” Maggert said. “I
made birdies early. Then Miguel
made three or four birdies out of
five holes, so we just kind of kept
each other going.”
Defending champion Couples
was tied for fourth at 8 under
after a 65. Last year, Couples
chipped in for eagle for a 61 in
the final round, then beat Billy
Andrade with a tap-in birdie on
the first playoff hole.
“I’m in the same spot I was
last year,” Couples said. “I’ve just
got to go out and freewheel it and
try and shoot a good score. Last
year was a crazy score like
Miguel’s today. Am I out of it?
No, but I don’t think Miguel’s
going to struggle at all.”
Woody Austin also was 8
under after a 64.
Mark O’Meara, Tom Byrum,
Michael Allen and Canadian
Stephen Ames were 7 under.
Byrum had a 66, and O’Meara
shot 67, and Allen and Ames 68.
AP file photo
World’s No. 1-rANked Rory McIlroy looks increasingly likely
to return from injury to defend his U.S. PGA Championship title next
week. Tournament organizers released selected tee times on Friday,
Aug. 7, 2015, and McIlroy has been grouped with the winners of this
year’s majors, Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson, for the first two
rounds at Whistling Straits.
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Kind of a way for him to say, ‘I’m
back and I can play again.’”
Julio Jones, Roddy White,
Leonard Hankerson and rookie
Justin Hardy took turns catching
passes from Matt Ryan on a variety of routes.
Ryan watched the last 30 minutes because the coaching staff
wanted to take longer looks at
No. 2 QB T.J. Yates and thirdstringer Sean Renfree.
Hardy, a fourth-round draft
pick from East Carolina who set
the major-college career record
with 387 catches, impressed
Quinn while running routes for
the backups.
“I was really thrilled with
Justin,” Quinn said. “He’s got
terrific hands, so for him to go
and catch the deep ball and
catch the winner in the 2-minute
shows what kind of competitor
he is.”
NOTES: LB Brooks Reed, nursing a strained hip, watched from
the sideline as the Falcons went
through a two-hour workout at
Buford High School.
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22—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
Sales Tax Holiday
wrapping up today
nyone who awoke this
morning with a V8 slap
to the forehead and an
ear-splitting groan, “Yikes, I
slept straight through the
Sales Tax Holiday!” may sigh
in relief; there’s still time.
Yes, the retail rival to Black
Friday began Friday at 12:01
a.m., but it continues today until
one minute before the stroke of
midnight; that’s 11:59 p.m.
So, after church and lunch,
there’s still a full afternoon and
early evening of shopping available.
Assuredly, many in Cleveland
and Bradley County have
already waded these deep
waters of retail either Friday or
Saturday, or both. But we suspect there’s still plenty of backto-school stuff lining the store
shelves of this community ...
just waiting for a would-be
owner to roll in with a shopping
cart who’s willing to roll out the
cash, checkbook or credit card.
The time is certainly right.
Cleveland City Schools
opened their classroom doors
to an abbreviated day last
Tuesday and began the new
education term in full a day
later. Bradley County Schools
held their condensed day
Friday and now those kids will
return Monday to start the
school season.
For locals, the state’s Sales
Tax Holiday is falling right in the
middle. The city kids made their
lists of classroom needs last
week and their county counterparts started theirs Friday.
In either case, it’s a sure bet
the aisles of the big box stores
and plenty of specialty retailers
— including the many muchbeloved mom and pop businesses — have been crowded,
and will continue to be packed
this afternoon and tonight.
It’s a back-to-school ritual,
one that defines American consumerism in the same way as
preThanksgiving, Cyber Monday
and the seemingly short stretch
heading into Christmas.
For those unfamiliar with
Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday
— like, that’s really possible —
it’s a chance to save some
money on some popular
school-related items.
It works like this: No sales
In Tennessee, that’s about a
10 percent savings at the cash
register on all eligible items. We
don’t have a figure on local savings in Cleveland and Bradley
Commissioner of Revenue
Richard Roberts estimates
statewide it’s a savings of about
$8 million to $10 million.
For those planning to make
the most of today’s final few
hours of Sales Tax Holiday, the
following list gives a good idea
of what’s eligible for discount
n Clothing: Shirts, dresses,
pants, coats, gloves and mittens, hats and caps, hosiery,
neckties, belts, sneakers,
shoes, uniforms (athletic and
non-athletic) and scarves.
n School Supplies: Binders,
book bags, calculators, tape,
chalk, crayons, erasers, folders,
glue, pens, pencils, lunch
boxes, notebooks, paper, rulers
and scissors.
n Art Supplies: Clay and
glazes, acrylic, tempera and oil
paints, paint brushes for artwork, sketch and drawing pads,
and watercolors.
n Computers: Laptop computers, desktop computers,
tablets, central processing units
(CPUs), along with various
other components including
monitor, keyboard, mouse,
cables to connect components
and pre-loaded software.
During the designated threeday weekend, shoppers will not
pay local sales tax on select
clothing with a price of $100 or
less per item, school and art
supplies with a price of $100 or
less per item, and computers
with a price of $1,500 or less.
Knowing this fact won’t make
your shopping experience any
more pleasurable, or painful,
but Tennessee Code Annotated
67-6-393 established the annual Sales Tax Holiday in 2006.
You’re welcome.
Actually, those who should be
taking credit for the annual costsavings are members — past
and present — of the
Tennessee Legislature whose
work, and votes, made the
change possible.
Regardless of whether they
had a direct hand in establishing the TCA act, local legislators
fully endorse the tax savings
and they encourage local families, individuals and households
to take advantage of the rare
opportunity to save a few bucks
... or, a lot of bucks depending
upon the volume of “... kaching!” at the cash registers.
Bradley County’s legislative
delegation is in full support of
the retail savings, including
state Rep. Kevin Brooks, RCleveland representing the
24th Legislative District; state
Rep. Dan Howell, RGeorgetown representing the
22nd Legislative District; state
Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville representing the 9th Senatorial
District; and state Sen. Todd
Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga
Senatorial District.
Another supporter of the
back-to-school Blue Light
Special is Beth Harwell, RNashville who serves as
Speaker of the Tennessee
House of Representatives. She
included Bell and Gardenhire in
her list of credits, but the veteran lawmaker pointed to Brooks
and Howell as her cohorts in
pushing for lower taxes across
the Volunteer State.
“Both Kevin and Dan are my
partners in advocating for lower
taxes for all Tennesseans,” she
said. “As a group, we all support
this tax holiday and give our
word to always fight to put even
more of your hard-earned
money back in your pocket
where it belongs, especially as
you prepare to send your kids
back to school.”
Fair enough.
There’s no shame in saving
some money through tax reductions even if it means spending
some money to qualify for those
same tax reductions.
It’s a part of life.
It’s a slice of education.
It’s a big dose of reality.
It’s a chapter in the story of
In short, it’s the late-summer,
early-fall classic known as back
to school.
So, for those who shopped till
they dropped Friday and
Saturday, we trust you completed your list and today you’re
resting your weary feet.
For those whose complicated
schedules kept getting in the
way and who today must turn a
lazy Sunday afternoon into
something more ... frantic ... try
approaching it as a chance for
some quality family time.
And if that doesn’t work, just
make the best of it.
But whatever you do, and
however you do it, take to the
local roads with safety in mind.
If the streets and the stores
are crowded, and they might be
even on a Sunday, you have
two options: Make it a good day
or make it a bad day.
The choice is yours.
Back to school and a new year!
Resolving to make education the best it can be
There are certain times each year that
cause many to want to pause and take stock
of how things have changed — or stayed the
same — over the past year.
One of those times is, of course, the first
day of a new calendar year, but another happens to be the first day of school in the fall.
With Cleveland City Schools and Bradley
County Schools having started back last week
and private schools, colleges and universities
starting this month as well, there are many
teachers and students hoping for a good start
to the new school year.
New years can be exciting because they are
full of potential, but they can carry with them
a range of emotions, some of which may be
A child may be nervous on his or her first
day of kindergarten, while another student’s
parents may be experiencing the bittersweet
feelings of watching him or her go to college.
Some students and teachers may feel sadness when they realize one of their own will
not be able to return to school due to happy
occasions like graduation or tragic ones like
For example, in the midst of a happy activity at one of Bradley County Schools’ in-service meetings last week, teachers from Ocoee
Middle School wore T-shirts memorializing
Brian Gallaher, a beloved band teacher who
lost his life in a car accident this summer.
Other teachers and students may be facing
less-visible battles, dealing with everything
from distraction due to trouble at home to
disabilities that could make academics stressful.
Despite those challenges, all have little
choice but to try their best to focus on learning.
Many people have a New Year’s Eve tradition that involves making resolutions for the
new year.
Resolving to better oneself is not something
which need only be reserved for Jan. 1.
It’s said time and time again, but it is still
true. New years are for new beginnings.
One of the best things about seeing young
children go to school for the first time is their
excitement. With (hopefully) a backpack full
of supplies, a young student will often take
Christy Armstrong
Banner Staff Writer
on a demeanor that says he or she is proud
to be a student.
While some students may grow to see
school as a chore, one would hope they will
instead grow to see it as an opportunity.
Education makes a difference.
Education — when it’s at its best — opens
doors to future possibilities and gets students
thinking about what they can do to better the
world around them.
It is said time and time again that children
and young people are our future, and it is
always true.
An investment into the life of a child is one
that can pay huge dividends, and you never
know which of those little backpack-toting
students will one day grow up to change the
Will one use the math skills he or she
learns to design the vehicle that will make
possible the next great mission to space? Will
another be the scientist who finds a cure for
Will still another student create a masterpiece of art, music or literature that will long
be revered as a time-honored classic?
Keeping such possibilities in mind, we
know that all students have the potential to
achieve later what they have not achieved yet.
They just need more time and more knowledge to get there, and schools exist to impart
that knowledge.
Once the school year gets into full swing,
there may be some difficult days.
It is possible for students to get burnt out
on having to go to school every day and pay
attention to what their teachers are trying to
It is possible for teachers to get discouraged with all they have to do to plan lessons
and try to get through to students.
It is even possible for parents to grow tired
of having to help their children stay on task
with their homework — especially the homeschooling parents who serve as their children’s teachers all the time.
However, I encourage everyone to try to
remember the excitement of the new year all
throughout the year.
Though we may focus on making new goals
at the beginning of the year, those goals
require the people making them to stay
focused throughout it.
It may be cliche to say so, but a school
year is a marathon rather than a sprint.
One may throw all of his or her energy into
making the new school year the best it can be
only to find they become weary as life’s circumstances arise.
However, the most successful students,
teachers and parents are the ones who are
able to figure out how to stay optimistic all
year long.
I cannot say anything that will make facing
the uncertainty of the new school year easier,
nor do I have any profound words of wisdom
to impart.
What I do have are some meager bits of
1. Make it your goal to be the best student,
educator or supporter you can be.
2. Even when times get tough, seek out the
help and encouragement you need to press
3. Look for ways to encourage those who
may need an extra bit of joy to make it
through whatever the year will bring.
In practice, those things may not be “as
easy as 1, 2, 3,” but it is worth resolving now
to do what you can to have a successful
school year and help others do the same.
If you are not a student, parent or educator, you can still be a source of encouragement to those who are navigating the school
year. Your efforts are sure to be appreciated.
Though difficult days are sure to come,
they can be overcome.
Happy New Year to all.
(About the writer: Christy Armstrong is a
staff writer at the Cleveland Daily Banner.
Email her at [email protected])
Greenway’s new Ocoee Connector
finally making some major progress
A few weeks ago I wrote about
the importance of keeping alive
the original vision for the
Greenway, which is for it to trek
approximately 13 miles from the
Village Green Town Center to the
Hiwassee River in Charleston.
This vision is still in place, but
in addition, we are making
progress in other areas of the
Greenway … what I like to refer to
as “spurs.”
We have the Greenway Network
which is about 20 independent
smaller trails located mostly on
county school campuses. While
these are great, I’d like to address
progress on a couple of these
spurs, which connect directly
with the Greenway.
In my last column, I reported
we were finally moving ahead on
the Ocoee Connector which will
link the Greenway with businesses and neighborhoods in the
vicinity of North Ocoee Street and
Blythe Avenue. The sidewalk
extension down North Ocoee from
Edgewood subdivision to Ocoee
Crossing is nearly complete and is
awaiting start of the connection to
Tinsley Park.
In the next few weeks, the city’s
Sign Department will be re-painting logos on the Downtown
Greenway Connector, a 4-mile
path through downtown that originates at the current southern
terminus of the Greenway at
Willow Street.
At its halfway point, the
Downtown Connector reaches
20th Street at Schimmels Park on
the Lee campus. At 20th,
Greenway patrons can step onto
the Spring Creek spur that will
lead them through Ocoee Middle
School property, crossing a bridge
to Spring Creek.
The path then leads to a littleknown passageway under APD-
Keeping it
Greenway Board
40. For years this tunnel has
been unusable due to poor
drainage. The last two weeks
Cleveland Public Works crews
have eased the problem by raising the levels. Like all greenways,
it will still flood, but hopefully it
will be passable on a regular
At last week’s City Council
meeting, it was recommended to
pursue procuring an easement on
a piece of property that would be
critical in establishing a new
Greenway along Candies Creek.
With the verbal commitment of
easements from other properties
along the way, there is the clear
potential of linking Cleveland
Middle School with the future elementary school on Georgetown
Finally, last week the Museum
Center at 5ive Points hosted the
first unveiling of “Exploring Our
Future,” a display explaining the
research and recommendations of
the Smart Communities Initiative.
This project of UTK students has
been ongoing for more than a year
and focuses on redevelopment of
the area surrounding the downtown Whirlpool property.
A portion of their recommendations is for a continuation of a
Greenway from Inman Street to
the Whirlpool site following the
Woolen Mill Branch. A Greenway
along this path wouldn’t be easy
because there are multiple places
where buildings are built over the
creek. The proposal would mean
daylighting the creek and
Dear Annie: My husband likes
to unclick his seatbelt as soon as
we get out of traffic. Then the seatbelt-violation warning starts pinging, and goes on and on while we
drive up our driveway or into a
parking lot.
I do most of the driving. I told
him once that if he wants to ride
with me, then he needs to leave his
seatbelt buckled until the car is
parked. That worked for two trips.
Months later, when he removed his
seatbelt as we were exiting the
interstate, I stopped the car right
there and said, “I guess you need
to get out now.” He chuckled, but
nothing changed.
We will be driving to Alaska in a
couple of months, spending five
days in the car together. How am I
supposed to survive this seatbelt
situation? Aside from the safety
issues, the pinging drives me
crazy. I already asked my mechanic to disconnect the warning signal, but he said that would violate
my car manufacturer’s policy. Now
what? — Alaska or Bust
Dear Alaska: The reason the
pinging is so annoying is to modify
the behavior of people like your
husband. Since it doesn’t bother
him, however, we suggest “training” him the way you would a
child. It does no good for you to
threaten to kick him out of the car
on the side of the highway if you
don’t follow through. Since you
have no intention of dropping him
there, it’s a hollow threat and he
knows it. Instead, tell him the car
won’t move until he puts his seatbelt back on. And sit there as long
as you need to until he complies.
although it seems like a pipe
dream now, perhaps in the future
portions of this path could
become reality based on what
happens with the Whirlpool site.
To see the proposals for this
Greenway extension, visit the display at Museum Center at 5ive
Points, or coming soon to Bradley
Square Mall.
There is no shortage of possibilities for lengthening and improving the Greenway. The dilemma is
making the important decisions
with limited funding.
Facebook: The Greenway
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A little pale girl gives a lesson in life
“Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend
who will stand by your side even when
hundreds are against you.”
— Anonymous
From, “Marc and
Angel Hack Life”
(A blog themed, “Practical
Tips for Productive Living”)
Today’s closing tribute to Black
History Month won’t feature the positive
influence on my life of an AfricanAmerican friend from a day gone by.
I will write of a friend.
I will write of a friend whose path
crossed my own about 47 years ago.
Physically, she was as far removed
from an African-American blood line as
any around. Her skin was pale as milk.
Her long blonde hair hung effortlessly to
the small of her back. And her eyes?
They were pearls from an ocean of blue.
Thinking back on my friend, I don’t
think she stood even five feet tall.
This was the tiny frame of Brenda
For someone of such modest stature, I
always felt Brenda had the biggest heart
in all of Collierville Elementary and
Collierville Junior High schools.
In the late 1960s — maybe ‘67 or ‘68
— Brenda was new to our school. I don’t
remember why her family moved to our
tiny town outside Memphis and I don’t
recall from where they came.
Maybe that was the secret behind
Brenda’s willingness later to befriend our
school’s first black student. Brenda was
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a quiet stranger. The black student was
as well.
Her name, too, was Brenda. I have
written of her before — Brenda
Hubbard. A product of court-ordered
desegregation, Brenda Hubbard was the
most courageous student our school had
ever seen.
Brenda Moss was the second bravest.
Both I called friend. Each I think of
regularly, and especially during the
February tribute to Black History Month.
Almost five decades later, I thank my
lucky stars to have been a brief part of
their lives.
Life is filled with challenge. It is now. It
was then in those volatile ‘60s. Brenda
Hubbard came to us as a quiet messenger of Civil Rights. Brenda Moss came to
us as a gift of fate.
None said it then. So I’ll say it now.
Both were Godsends to a people, a place
and a time.
In those late ‘60s, I never understood
the bond that connected our Brendas at
the hip. But this I do know. Where you
saw one, you saw the other.
They sat together on the school bus,
morning and afternoon.
They sat together in class.
They sat together in homeroom.
They ate lunch together in the cafeteria, and often were the only two at the
They studied together.
They laughed together.
They shared stories and they shared
their time.
Both were mild-mannered, perhaps
even shy. Each needed a friend. Both
found one.
I became a buddy to Brenda Moss
because I learned early on she was a
great speller. Previously, I had won the
Collierville 6th Grade Spelling Bee ...
even earned a shiny new half dollar for
my efforts. Then Brenda moved to town.
No more championships for me. No more
half dollars. Brenda was the new kingpin
of words. And it stayed that way through
junior high.
I became friends with Brenda Hubbard
... well, because. Like Brenda Moss, she
was quiet. She was reserved. She kept to
herself. But she would talk ... to those
who would approach.
It couldn’t have been easy. I figure
Collierville Elementary had several hundred white kids. And one black.
The decision-makers of the day likely knew what they were doing. But
their actions — no matter how wellintended — relied on someone being
“first.” In our school, their “first” was
As tough as life was for our school’s
first black student, it probably would
have been worse had Brenda Moss not
shown the rest of us that it was OK to be
nice. There was no shame in embracing
difference. There was no wrong in doing
what was right.
In my way of thinking, Brenda Moss —
at least, at our school — taught the
entire student body the value of tolerance.
Although I was a friend to both, I
never brought up the word, “race.” To
speak of ethnic difference seemed
wrong. Too bad I never asked anybody
We shared a few lunches together. We
joked about something silly another student did. We marveled at somebody’s “A”
on the latest test.
But in the end, the truest friendship
came between the Brendas. And it was
the oddest friendship I had ever seen.
Theirs served as testament to the
strength in diversity.
Theirs bridged a river of uncertainty
between “us” and “them.”
Theirs toppled a great wall of fear, one
brick at a time.
To become such friends, one of these
opposites had to take the first step forward. I believe it was Brenda Moss, the
little pale girl from parts unknown. And
Brenda Hubbard, the little black girl
from another school, could not have been
From the pages of The Banner
This Week
The following items were compiled by the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library from old issues of the
Cleveland Daily Banner and its forerunners, the Cleveland Banner, the Journal, and the Journal and Banner.
August 10, 1963
Reservists attend camp
Eighty-five of Cleveland's citizen soldiers left
Sunday, Aug. 11, 1963, for two weeks of on-thejob-training at Fort McClellan, Ala. The men were
members of Cleveland's Company B, 2nd Infantry,
81st Division of the Army Reserves, a unit of the
XII U.S. Army Corps.
Capt. Joe V. Carter, commanding officer, stated
that the reservists had to report to the Reserve
Center, 236 Central Ave. at 6 a.m. Sunday. When
they arrived at Ft. McClellan, Ala., the unit
trained in squad tactics.
The unit was one of over 300 Army Reserve
Units of the XII U.S. Army Corps that participated
in annual training in the summer of 1963.
Some of the members participating in the training were:
Carter, Lt. Clyde Hodges, Lt. Robert Garrott,
Sgt. Joseph Sawyer, Sgt. Paul Bryant, Sgt. Russell
Fowler, Sgt. Lawrence Gentry, Sgt. Jack Goins,
Sgt. John Goins, Sgt. Jimmy Wilson, and Sgt.
Marvin York.
Others included Sp-4 Glenn Allford, Sp-4
Johnny Barham, Sp-4 John Campbell, Sp-4 Fred
Carter, Sp-4 Harold Catlett, Sp-4 Dewey Chastain,
Sp-4 Herschell Cody, Sp-4 James Fannin, Sp- 4
Claude Goins, Sp-4 James Hamilton, Sp-4 Billy
Harris, Sp-4 Lamar Harris, Sp-4 Norman Horn,
Sp-4 Gene Johnson, Sp-4 Charles McNelley and
Sp-4 Darvin Matthews.
College Hill repairs
The Cleveland Board of Education reported that
an agreement had been reached between itself
and the insurance companies on the College Hill
gymnasium, from a spring fire.
The amount agreed upon was $30,000 for
repairs to the gym, and to replace equipment, that
was lost in the fire.
Work was going on at the time to correct safety
hazards at the school, including repairs to the
restrooms, completion of the field house, and
improvements on the athletic field.
The gym and other improvements were expected to cost between $35,000 and $40,000.
Phil Conn with trio
At the time Phil Conn, son of the Rev. and Mrs.
Charles W. Conn of Cleveland, was 21 years of age
and was a member of the Bingham Trio, a folksinging group which appeared nightly at the
Greystone Playhouse in Gatlinburg.
The Trio was named for Barry Bingham, editor and publisher of the Louisville Courier
Journal and the Louisville Times in Kentucky.
All three members of the group — Conn,
William White of Warwick, N.Y., and Richard
Bellando of Trenton, N.J. — attended Berea
College in Kentucky.
In 1960, Bingham built a dormitory for Berea
College and the threesome lived in the men's hall
while they attended college there.
Lee Pennington, 24, was manager of the group.
They practiced three to four hours per day, they
sang in restaurants and then turned around and
put on a two-hour show. They had been together
four years at the time. They did trios, duets and
solo numbers.
Conn sang bass and played the baritone uke.
He was especially fond of folk music from Latin
August 15, 1963
Explosion kills Bain
A construction firm worker was killed and four
others injured slightly when a dynamite cap
exploded in a ditch Wednesday.
James L. Bain of Forest Avenue was fatally
injured when a jackhammer he was operating
struck the cap, which exploded directly into his
He was working on a sewer line being installed
in West Cherokee Gardens just off of North
Ocoee Street. The explosion occurred about one
block west of First Christian Church.
Three others working nearby were treated and
dismissed at Bradley Memorial Hospital. They
were Harold Mitzel, 23, Ellis Smith, 41 and
Willard Wood, 44.
Bain's obituary appeared in the Cleveland
Daily Banner on page five on August 17, 1963.
Change takes time, but change will
never come without a beginning.
In those elementary school days of the
late ‘60s, Brenda Moss was our beginning.
I don’t know if she befriended Brenda
Hubbard because she was new to the
school, because she was alone or just ...
The reason is not important. The
result is.
Thanks to a decision to reach out, and
a willingness to receive, two Brendas
became one.
Life is like that.
If you give somebody half a chance,
you just might like them.
I’ll never forget our Brendas. They
taught me a little more with each passing
day. And I never knew I was learning.
Five decades later, as this cranky old
newspaper editor puts the wrap on
another tribute to Black History Month, I
look back to those days of a nation’s
And I smile.
Because smiling back are the memories of two innocent school girls whose
vision gave me cause.
“Why?” I always wanted to ask them.
“Why what?” they surely would have
It is then I would have had my answer.
(About the writer: Rick Norton is an
associate editor at the Cleveland Daily
Banner. Email him at [email protected])
Today is Sunday, August 9,
the 221st day of 2015. There are
144 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On August 9, 1945, three days
after the atomic bombing of
Hiroshima, Japan, the United
States exploded a nuclear device
over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.
On this date:
In 1842, the United States and
Canada resolved a border dispute by signing the WebsterAshburton Treaty.
In 1854, Henry David
Thoreau’s “Walden,” which
described Thoreau’s experiences
while living near Walden Pond in
Massachusetts, was first published.
In 1902, Edward VII was
crowned king of Britain following
the death of his mother, Queen
In 1934, President Franklin D.
Roosevelt signed an executive
order nationalizing silver.
In 1936, Jesse Owens won his
fourth gold medal at the Berlin
Olympics as the United States
took first place in the 400-meter
In 1944, 258 AfricanAmerican sailors based at Port
Chicago, California, refused to
load a munitions ship following
a cargo vessel explosion that
killed 320 men, many of them
black. (Fifty of the sailors were
convicted of mutiny, fined and
In 1965, Singapore became
independent as it was expelled
from the Malaysian Federation.
In 1969, actress Sharon Tate
and four other people were found
brutally slain at Tate’s Los
Angeles home; cult leader
Charles Manson and a group of
his followers were later convicted
of the crime.
In 1974, Vice President Gerald
R. Ford became the nation’s 38th
chief executive as President
Richard Nixon’s resignation took
In 1975, Russian composer
Dmitri Shostakovich, 68, died in
In 1982, a federal judge in
Washington ordered John W.
Hinckley Jr., who’d been acquitted of shooting President Ronald
Reagan and three others by reason of insanity, committed to a
mental hospital.
In 1995, Jerry Garcia, lead
singer of the Grateful Dead, died
in Forest Knolls, California, of a
heart attack eight days after
turning 53.
don’t think putting it in the
garbage is right. After all, if we
aren’t supposed to put our country’s flag in the garbage, then why
would we do that to a Bible? It’s
no less important. — O.
Dear O.: You’ve posed an
interesting question. There is no
single answer for the proper disposal of a Christian Bible that is
too worn to be donated.
However, the general consensus
is to wrap it and then bury it.
While the Bible itself is not an
object of worship, it should still
be treated in a respectful manner. You also can ask your minister if you can bring the Bible to
your church for appropriate dis-
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The other option, of course, is for
one of you to find a separate mode
of transportation.
Dear Annie: Can you tell me
how to dispose of an old Bible? I
have asked three ministers and
they all said they did not know. I
haven’t heard back.
The Bible is not valuable. It
doesn’t include a family history or
anything like that. It is simply
worn out, the cover is missing and
some of the pages are torn. It is
read to pieces. I have three other
Bibles and don’t need more.
One friend told me to just put it
in the garbage, another said to
wrap it in newspaper and tie it up
before putting it in the garbage. I
(About the writers: Annie’s
Mailbox is written by Kathy
Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime
editors of the Ann Landers column.
Please email your questions to
[email protected], or
write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o
Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street,
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Afghan government hopes to divide, conquer Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new
leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the
twin challenges of bringing together an
insurgency that he ran for years under
another man’s name and uniting a
fractured movement that has seen
fighters desert for more extreme
groups such as the Islamic State.
Meanwhile, the Afghan government
believes it can seize on the Taliban
leadership crisis it has created by
announcing that Mullah Mohammad
Omar has been dead for more than
two years to further weaken the insurgency.
As Afghan officials quietly expressed
optimism that peace will eventually prevail, the first fissures began appearing
Friday in the Taliban’s veneer, when
Mullah Omar’s son Yacoob said that he
and other senior leaders rejected the
manner and the result of the election
for a new leader.
“The Afghan government is hoping
that in dispelling the myth that Mullah
Omar has been making the decisions all
these years, that the Taliban will turn
in on itself, eat its young and become
an irrelevance,” said a diplomat in
Without Mullah Omar at the helm,
officials and analysts said, the Taliban
has lost its ability to compel members
into obedience with the religious legitimacy he wielded as “Commander of the
Faithful,” who wore a cloak said to have
belonged to the Prophet Muhammad.
“The Taliban movement is based on
religious, Islamic principles, not on tribal and ethnic principles and as such
the decisions of the ruling shuras
(councils) should be accepted by all
members” as religious edicts, said Wakil
Ahmed Muttawhakil, who served as foreign minister in the Taliban’s 19962001 administration.
For the past three years, the man
just elected to replace Mullah Omar,
Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, has purported
to be speaking and acting in his name.
He has entered into a peace process
with Kabul, but he has also ordered
battlefield commanders to intensify
their war, now nearing its 14th year
with the deaths of U.S. and other
international forces and Afghan civilians in the tens of thousands. Taliban
gunmen have believed themselves to be
righteously fighting a jihad, or holy
“When Mullah Omar became the
emir, there was a huge gathering in
Kandahar, significantly inside
Afghanistan, that gave him legitimacy
in his claim to be the leader,” said an
Afghan official. “The leadership of the
Afghan Taliban must be inside
Afghanistan if they are to have the legitimacy of leadership. How can they
claim to be the opposition to the Afghan
government and to represent all factions of the organization when they are
outside the country?”
Like the diplomat, he spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not
authorized to speak to media on the
Not all within the insurgency’s ranks
believed the man not seen in public
since 2001 was still running the show,
and when the dissatisfaction surfaced,
the Afghan leadership decided to finally
kill the myth. That decision is likely to
shake the foundations of the Afghan
political landscape, officials, diplomats
and analysts said.
But an equally divided Afghan government needs to take a unified
approach to turn the opportunities now
available to its advantage, said political
analyst Haroun Mir. “The national unity
government is fragmented. The Taliban
has been shown to be in the same situation. So now who should talk to
whom,” he said.
“This is an opportunity for the Afghan
government to review its negotiating
strategy, to reactivate the High Peace
Council with a new structure, making it
more independent, with new people and
the authority to negotiate on behalf of
all Afghans,” Mir said, referring to the
body charged with bringing the Taliban
into a dialogue aimed at ending the war.
The White House said Friday that the
demise of Mullah Omar represents a
chance for yet more progress for a sta-
ble Afghanistan. It noted last year’s
elections and the first peaceful, democratic transfer of power as well as the
end of U.S. combat mission.
Still, “Afghanistan remains a dangerous place, and the Afghan people
still suffer from a brutal insurgency
that continues to take innocent lives
and hinder Afghanistan’s prospects for
peace,” the White House statement
said. “At this time of transition, the
Taliban can choose to continue to
fight their own people and destabilize
their own country, or they can choose
peace. We encourage the Taliban to
heed President (Ashraf) Ghani’s call
for reconciliation and make genuine
peace with the Afghan government.”
Others said Kabul could also take
control of a peace process that has
been largely in the hands of the
Pakistani authorities, widely believed
to support the Afghan Taliban and to
have pressured its leaders to deal with
Ghani’s government, which has made
peace a priority. It is widely believed
that Mansoor is close to Pakistan and
that his actions have reflected the bidding of Islamabad.
The nascent peace process is now on
hold, after the Taliban pulled out of a
second round of official, face-to-face
talks due to have taken place in
Pakistan on Friday.
The fissures in the insurgency that
have become evident in recent days hint
at a growing influence of hardliners who
might believe their own propaganda
that this year’s battlefield gains signal
victory is close. The election of
Sirajuddin Haqqani, a leader of the brutal Haqqani Network who carries a $10
million bounty on his head, as a deputy
leader may be designed to lure back
disaffected commanders who have
declared allegiance to the Islamic State
group — which already controls about
a third of Iraq and Syria and has been
trying to establish a presence in
It could also be an attempt to ensure
money continues to flow to the Taliban,
as the Haqqani Network has wealthy
backers at a time of fierce competition
for funding among insurgent groups.
One Taliban commander who refused to
be named because he has no authority
to speak publicly for the movement,
said the appointment of Mansoor would
“help IS recruitment and I’m sure they
will do their best to use this situation to
the maximum.”
High Peace Council officials said
ahead of the slated second round of
talks that the Afghan government would
be calling for a ceasefire as a show of
sincerity from the Taliban. That hope
has been shot down, at least for now.
But as the insurgency publicly fractures, hopes are growing that Kabul’s
divide-and-conquer strategy will yield a
long-term peace dividend.
“We are optimistic,” said the government official.
24—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
IS top command dominated
by ex-officers in Saddam’s army
BAGHDAD (AP) — While attending the Iraqi army’s artillery school
nearly 20 years ago, Ali Omran
remembers one major well. An
Islamic hard-liner, he once chided
Omran for wearing an Iraqi flag
pin into the bathroom because it
included the words “God is great.”
“It is forbidden by religion to
bring the name of the Almighty
into a defiled place like this,”
Omran recalled being told by Maj.
Taha Taher al-Ani.
Omran didn’t see al-Ani again
until years later, in 2003. The
Americans had invaded Iraq and
were storming toward Baghdad.
Saddam Hussein’s fall was imminent. At a sprawling military base
north of the capital, al-Ani was
directing the loading of weapons,
ammunition and ordnance into
trucks to spirit away. He took
those weapons with him when he
joined Tawhid wa’l-Jihad, a forerunner of al-Qaida’s branch in
Now al-Ani is a commander in
the Islamic State group, said
Omran, who rose to become a
major general in the Iraqi army
and now commands its 5th
Division fighting IS. He kept track
of his former comrade through
Iraq’s tribal networks and intelligence gathered by the government’s main counterterrorism
service, of which he is a member.
It’s a common trajectory.
Under its leader, Iraqi jihadi
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic
State group’s top command is
dominated by former officers from
Saddam’s military and intelligence
agencies, according to senior Iraqi
officers on the front lines of the
fight against the group, as well as
top intelligence officials, including
the chief of a key counterterrorism
intelligence unit.
The experience they bring is a
major reason for the group’s victories in overrunning large parts of
Iraq and Syria. The officers gave IS
the organization and discipline it
needed to weld together jihadi
fighters drawn from across the
globe, integrating terror tactics like
suicide bombings with military
operations. They have been put in
charge of intelligence-gathering,
spying on the Iraqi forces as well
as maintaining and upgrading
weapons and trying to develop a
chemical weapons program.
Patrick Skinner, a former CIA
case officer who has served in Iraq,
said Saddam-era military and
intelligence officers were a “necessary ingredient” in the Islamic
State group’s stunning battlefield
successes last year, accounting for
its transformation from a “terrorist
organization to a proto-state.”
“Their military successes last
year were not terrorist, they were
military successes,” said Skinner,
now director of special projects for
The Soufan Group, a private
strategic intelligence services firm.
How officers from Saddam’s
mainly secular regime came to
infuse one of the most radical
Islamic extremist groups in the
world is explained by a confluence
of events over the past 20 years —
including a Saddam-era program
that tolerated Islamic hard-liners
in the military in the 1990s, anger
among Sunni officers when the
U.S. disbanded Saddam’s military
in 2003, and the evolution of the
Sunni insurgency that ensued.
The group’s second-in-command, al-Baghdadi’s deputy, is a
former Saddam-era army major,
Saud Mohsen Hassan, known by
the pseudonyms Abu Mutazz and
Abu Muslim al-Turkmani, according to the intelligence chief.
Hassan also goes by Fadel alHayali, a fake name he used before
the fall of Saddam, the intelligence
chief told The Associated Press.
Like others, he spoke on condition
of anonymity to discuss the intelligence.
During the 2000s, Hassan was
imprisoned in the U.S.-run Bucca
prison camp, the main detention
center for members of the Sunni
insurgency, where al-Baghdadi
also was held. The prison was a
significant incubator for the
Islamic State group, bringing militants like al-Baghdadi into contact
with former Saddam officers,
including members of special
forces, the elite Republican Guard
and the paramilitary force called
In Bucca’s Ward 6, al-Baghdadi
gave sermons and Hassan
emerged as an effective organizer,
leading strikes by the prisoners to
gain concessions from their
American jailers, the intelligence
chief said.
Former Bucca prisoners are
now throughout the IS leadership.
Among them is Abu Alaa al-Afari,
a veteran Iraqi militant who was
once with al-Qaida and now serves
as the head of IS’s “Beit al-Mal,” or
treasury, according to a chart of
what is believed to be the group’s
hierarchy provided to the AP by
the intelligence chief.
Al-Baghdadi has drawn these
trusted comrades even closer after
he was wounded in an airstrike
earlier this year, the intelligence
chief said. He has appointed a
number of them to the group’s
Military Council, believed to have
seven to nine members — at least
four of whom are former Saddam
officers. He brought other former
Bucca inmates into his inner circle
and personal security.
Saddam-era veterans also serve
as “governors” for seven of the 12
“provinces” set up by the Islamic
State group in the territory it holds
in Iraq, the intelligence chief said.
Iraqi officials acknowledge that
identifying IS leadership is an
uncertain task. Besides alBaghdadi himself, the group
almost never makes public even
the pseudonyms of those in its
hierarchy. When leaders are killed,
it’s often not known who takes
their place — and several have
been reported killed multiple
times, only to turn up alive.
Figures are believed to take on
new pseudonyms, leaving it
unclear if a new one has emerged
or not.
“IS’s military performance has
far exceeded what we expected.
The running of battles by the veterans of the Saddam military came
as a shock,” a brigadier general in
military intelligence told the AP,
speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive topic.
“Security-wise, we are often left
unable to know who replaces who
in the leadership. We are unable to
infiltrate the group. It is terrifying.”
Estimates of the number of
Saddam-era veterans in IS ranks
vary from 100 to 160 in mostly
mid- and senior-level positions,
according to the officials.
Typically, they hail from Sunnidominated areas, with intelligence
officers mostly from western
Anbar province, the majority of
army officers from the northern
city of Mosul and members of
security services exclusively from
Saddam’s clan around his hometown of Tikrit, said Big. Gen.
Abdul-Wahhab al-Saadi, a veteran
of battles against IS north and
west of Baghdad.
For example, a former brigadier
general from Saddam-era special
forces, Assem Mohammed Nasser,
also known as Nagahy Barakat,
led a bold assault in 2014 on
Haditha in Anbar province, killing
around 25 policemen and briefly
taking over the local government
Many of the Saddam-era officers have close tribal links to or
are the sons of tribal leaders in
their regions, giving IS a vital support network as well as helping
recruitment. These tribal ties are
thought to account, at least in
part, for the stunning meltdown of
Iraqi security forces when IS captured the Anbar capital of Ramadi
in May. Several of the officers
interviewed by the AP said they
believe IS commanders persuaded
fellow tribesmen in the security
forces to abandon their positions
without a fight.
Skinner, the former CIA officer,
noted the sophistication of the
Saddam-era intelligence officers
he met in Iraq and the intelligence
capabilities of IS in Ramadi,
Mosul and in the group’s de facto
capital of Raqqa in Syria.
“They do classic intelligence
infiltration. They have stay-behind
cells, they actually literally have
sleeper cells,” Skinner said.
“And they do classic assassinations, which depends on intelligence,” he said, citing a wave of
assassinations in 2013 that targeted Iraqi police, army, hostile
tribal leaders and members of a
government-backed Sunni militia
known as Sahwa. Knowing who to
assassinate and how to get to
them requires good information,
Skinner said, and the IS obviously
knew how to acquire it.
One initiative that eventually
fed Saddam veterans into IS came
in the mid-1990s when Saddam
departed from the stringent secular principles of his ruling Baath
party and launched the “Faith
Campaign,” a state-sponsored
drive to Islamize Iraqi society.
Saddam’s feared security agencies
began to tolerate religious piety or
even radical views among military
personnel, although they kept a
close watch on them and saw to it
they did not assume command
At the time, the move was seen
as a cynical bid to shore up political support among the religious
establishment after Iraq’s humiliating rout from Kuwait in the
1991 Gulf War and the Kurdish
and Shiite uprisings that followed.
“Most of the army and intelligence officers serving with IS are
those who showed clear signs of
Saddam days,” the intelligence
chief said. “The Faith Campaign ...
encouraged them.”
In the run-up to the 2003 U.S.led invasion, Saddam publicly
invited foreign mujahedeen to
come to Iraq to resist the invaders.
Thousands came and Iraqi officials showed them off to the media
as they were trained by Iraqi
instructors. Many stayed, eventually joining the insurgency against
American troops and their Iraqi
After the collapse of the
Saddam regime, hundreds of Iraqi
army officers, infuriated by the
U.S. decision to disband the Iraqi
army, found their calling in the
Sunni insurgency. In its early
stages, many insurgent groups
were relatively secular. But
Islamic militants grew in prominence, particularly with the creation and increasing strength of
al-Qaida in Iraq. Some Sunnis
were radicalized by bitterness
against the Shiite majority, which
rose to power after Saddam’s fall
and which the Sunnis accuse of
discriminating against them.
Al-Qaida in Iraq was initially led
by a Jordanian militant, Abu
Musab al-Zarqawi, and had a
strong foreign presence in its leadership. But after al-Zarqawi’s
death in a 2006 U.S. airstrike, his
Iraqi successor, Abu Omar alBaghdadi, began to bring in more
Saddam officers. That process
was accelerated when Abu Bakr
al-Baghdadi took over after his
predecessor was killed in a 2010
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s first
two deputies, who each played a
major role in setting up what
would become its sweep over Syria
and Iraq, were both Saddam-era
officers, according to those interviewed by the AP. They were
Sameer al-Khalifawy, an air force
colonel killed in fighting in Syria
in 2014, and Abdullah el-Bilawy,
a former intelligence officer who
was killed in Mosul by the Iraqi
military in May 2014, a month
before the city fell to the Islamic
State group. He was replaced by
the current deputy, Hassan.
“It’s clear that some of these
(Saddam-era officers) must have
been inside the core of the jihadist
movement in the Sunni triangle
from the beginning,” said Michael
W.S. Ryan, a former senior executive at the State Department and
Pentagon, referring to the Sunnidominated area that was the most
hostile to American forces in Iraq.
“Their knowledge is now in the
DNA of ISIS,” he said, using an
alternate acronym for the extremist group.
Buster, a basset hound/blue Heeler mix, was also surrendered
to the SPCA Shelter as a stray. He was adopted five days later by
Emily Taylor and Colby Alford. The SPCA Shelter still has a wide variety and abundant quantity of puppies as well as adult dogs which are
available for adoption. These beautiful animals are just waiting and
longing for someone to come by and adopt them.
sissy is a blue heeler mix who is looking for
sierra is a 2-year-old black and white female
looking for her forever home and enjoying some her family at the Cleveland Animal Shelter. She is
time with Cleveland Animal Shelter volunteer being held by ACO Roy Womack. The shelter is
located at 360 Hill St. It is open weekdays, 11 a.m.
Shelby Prendergast.
to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.
HeLen ann Ledford had a canine companion that had a stroke and passed away over the
weekend. She visited The Ark looking for a fur kid
and fell in love with Bo, a 1-year-old
feist/Chihuahua cross. After reviewing veterinary
records and completing the adopton process, Bo
posed with his new mom for a new beginnings
photo. The pair headed to Petco with a "Think
Adoption First" coupon book for some puppy shopping.
Peter, a Boxer mix pup, was brought in with his
five siblings as a stray. He was adopted 5 days
later by Jeanna Walker and family. Peter's siblings
are also wanting to join a loving family. The SPCA
Shelter is located at 1570 Johnson Blvd. S.E. It is
open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Adoption hours are 1 to 6
p.m. and drop-off hours are 1 to 5 p.m.
Burton, a Boxer mix pup,
was surrendered to the SPCA
Shelter as a stray. He came
along with his five siblings. He
was adopted five days later by
Brenda Sawyers and family.
tiffany HamPton had been looking for a
Chihuahua. She and son, Austin, stopped at The
Ark and took Princess for a walk. They fell in
love. After reviewing veterinary records and completing the adoption process, the trio planned ot
visit Petco with her “Think Adoption First” coupon
LiLLy and Bunny, below, are 5-month-old
sisters. They are just two of the cats/kittens waiting to meet you at The Ark cage free cat habitat.
Ark pets have already received comprehensive
vetting, including: all sets of vaccinations, veterinarian examinations, fecal analysis, de-worming,
spay/neuter AND flea/tick/heartworm prevention.
Any health issues found on examination have
been addressed before adoption.
rosie, a Staffordshire bull terrier mix approximately 2 years old, surrendered herself to the
SPCA when she wouldn't leave the property after
being dropped off at the SPCA Shelter overnight.
Technically, the SPCA has listed her as being surrendered as a stray. The good news is that Rosie
has been adopted by Lisa Crisp.
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“We knew at the beginning of
the summer that we wanted him
to be the new coach,” Tucker
commented. “We lost a good
coach, but we’ve picked up a
good coach too and we’re excited
about that.”
Cretton had promised Lee that
he would stay until the school
was officially an NCAA school
and would not officially accept
the head coaching position at
Walker Valley until his duties
had been completed.
“Mr. [Danny] Coggin called me
and told me about the opening. I
told them that I had committed
to Lee for the three-year process
and had to finish that out. Lee
became full members officially at
the end of last month,” Cretton
Coming back to the northern
county school feels like coming
home for Cretton, who also has a
deep connection to Walker Valley.
“When Walker Valley opened
up, I had the opportunity to start
there and came in as the athletic
director,” he commented. “I’ve
been here from the start and am
excited to be back. It’s like I
never left. I can’t believe I’ve been
gone for four years. I’m looking
forward to meeting some of the
new faces.”
Cretton’s wife, Sandra, is a
teacher and attendance director
at Walker Valley.
The new head coach is adding
recent Lee graduate and former
Lady Mustang standout Laurel
Allen to his coaching staff alongside assistant coaches Monty
Frazier and Jonathan Dycus.
Since David Tucker, who had
coached the Lady Mustangs
since the school’s opening,
stepped down in 2010, the
Walker Valley girls’ hoop program
has been under the direction of
former Lee All-Americans Jan
Spangler (2010-11) and Jessica
Stone (2011-2014) before Jr.
Tucker came out of retirement to
lead the team last season.
The Lady Mustangs went 21-9
last year, losing to Cookeville in
the region tournament. The
team’s only regular season district losses came at the hands of
the Bearettes.
“Coach Tucker being here last
year left us in good shape. I feel
very good about the program and
the direction it’s headed. I’m very
exited about getting after it and
working with these student athletes,” the new coach declared.
Beginning Monday, Cretton
plans to have the team doing
workouts before school.
“I don’t want anyone outworking us. We’re going to get after it
and work hard. We’re going to
have a group that works hard
and plays together,” Cretton
“I hope that I show them a love
for the game, but I want to teach
them a lot more than basketball.
The older I get, I don’t remember
the wins; I just remember the
student athletes. Hopefully we
can make a difference in the
young people’s lives,” he related.
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weeks. We've got one more scrimmage, then the jamboree, then
they are keeping score for real.”
Davis and his staff of assistants kept a close eye the quarterback combo of freshman Nate
Waters and sophomore Wyatt
Martin during the outing, looking for more information on
which of the two will stand under
center Aug. 21 against East
Ridge inside the Larry G Davis
Football Complex at Polk County
High School.
“They both did some good
things today, but they both have
a lot of work to do. Today will
give us a little more information
on who will pencil into the starting job,” Davis said.
“We've got a long way to go. We
are nowhere near where we need
to be; that's a given. I go back to
saying we took a step forward
this week. But we can't take a
step forward then take two steps
back. We've got to continue the
process of getting better. Things
will start working out if we are
able to do that.”
earned run, six hits and four
walks while striking out four to
record his first victory since July
19. Chavez completed at least
seven innings for the first time
since June 17, a span of nine
outings. He rebounded nicely
from a bad start on Monday
when he gave up six earned runs
in 3 2-3 innings in a 9-2 loss to
the Baltimore Orioles.
Houston right-hander Collin
McHugh (13-6) was charged with
the loss and fell short in his bid
to become the American League's
first 14-game winner. He used a
career-high 121 pitches to get
through six innings, allowing two
earned runs and five hits with
three walks and eight strikeouts.
Outfielder Preston Tucker hit a
solo shot off Chavez in the fourth
Astros shortstop Jose Altuve
went 2 for 4 to extend his hitting
streak at O.Co Coliseum to 19
games, the longest active streak
for any player.
The A's (50-62) are last in the
AL West but defeated the division-leading Astros (61-51) for
the second straight game.
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hander Jesse Chavez went seven
impressive innings to lead the
Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory
over the Houston Astros on
Valencia produced in his second straight game as Oakland's
new cleanup hitter, ripping a
two-run double to the gap in
right field in the bottom of the
first. He finished 2 for 4 and is 5
for 12 with three RBIs in three
games since the A's acquired him
off waivers from the Toronto Blue
Jays on Monday.
Chavez (6-11) allowed an
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the sprint car he was driving in a
race at nearby Canandaigua
struck and killed 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. on Aug. 9, 2014,
the night before Stewart was
scheduled to race at Watkins Glen.
On Friday, attorneys representing the Ward family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Stewart,
another hurdle in what has been a
season without much hope until
recently. Stewart qualified well at
Indianapolis two weeks ago and
ran OK until pit strategy ruined
his chance at a good finish, and
last week at Pocono he qualified
well again but ran out of fuel at
the end and finished ninth.
A moment of silence for Ward is
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tally after rounds of 72-70-7871.
NAIA All-American Evan Ball,
who played for Polk County High
School before going to Tennessee
Wesleyan, and former Cleveland
High linkster Carson Griffin also
participated in the event but
didn’t make the cut.
Ball fired a 3-under 69 in his
second round, but it wasn’t
enough to counter his 81 on the
first 18 holes, leaving him five
shots shy of advancing to the
final two days of play.
Griffin carded rounds of 82 and
79 in the opening 36 holes.
— Banner Assistant Sports
Editor Joe Cannon contributed to
this story.
Wreh-Wilson said. “That’s good
for us because it gives us a
chance to make plays on a quarterback who’s very protective of
the football, and that’s always
somebody you want to try to get
the ball from.”
With Dick LeBeau running the
defense, the Titans have been
making Mariota work and make
fast decisions. The rookie so far
looks to pass first and run if necessary. Mariota also has had
offensive linemen being rotated in
front of him as the Titans test
players and work on chemistry.
Whisenhunt said. “He’s good in
the pocket and he makes good
decisions. We’ve had a number of
pressure periods which is, I
think, important, because that’s
what you’re going to see when
you’re a young quarterback. So
all of this that he’s getting I think
is great work, it’s valuable, and
I’ve been pleased with how he’s
handled it.”
we have some players doing some
very good things.”
Pearson, a 6-foot-3 senior from
Newport News, Virginia, arrived
at Tennessee last year after playing two seasons at Feather River
College in Quincy, California.
NOTES: Tennessee did some
experimenting Friday by working
sophomore LB Jakob Johnson at
tight end. “I told him we’ll give it
a few days, we’ll see how it
works,” Jones said. “He got valuable live game repetitions at linebacker, so he can always move
back.” ... WR Jason Croom
wasn’t a full participant in practice for a second straight day
Friday as he recovers from a knee
injury that prevented him from
playing in the TaxSlayer Bowl
win over Iowa last season. Jones
said he doesn’t expect it to be a
long-term issue. ... Jones criticized his team’s performance in
Friday’s practice. He said the
team was too sloppy on offense
and committed too many penalties. “I didn’t see the leadership
that’s necessary to play winning
football at an elite level,” Jones
long-term contract with Atlanta.
But Johnson’s production
dropped off significantly last season, and the team tried without
success to trade him during an
offseason makeover. He wound
up on the bench and appeared in
just 56 games, despite a rash of
The Braves traded for Cuban
prospect Hector Olivera at the
trade deadline, a player Braves
general manager John Hart feels
will be Atlanta’s future third
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tions. That’s privileged information between our administration,
myself and him.”
Pearson caught 38 passes for
393 yards and had a team-high
five touchdown receptions last
season despite being hampered
part of the year by an ankle
injury that caused him to miss
two games. He ranked second on
the team in both catches and
yards receiving.
Pearson’s return means that
Tennessee brings back all seven
players who caught at least 20
passes or accumulated at least
200 yards receiving for the Vols
last season.
“He’s just a small piece of our
football team, and he’s going to
have to work his way back in
football shape and he’s going to
have to earn playing time,” Jones
said. “There is no entitlement in
our football program. Before he’s
ready to go on the field, he’s
going to have to earn it because
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passes last season, tied for 21st
in the NFL. Defenders have gotten
their hands on some balls without
being able to pull them in, with
cornerback Perrish Cox, safety
Da’Norris Searcy and linebacker
Zach Brown getting chances over
the past two practices.
Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson
said the defense has been
reminded that no one has intercepted Mariota just yet.
“He’s throwing it where only
his receivers can catch the ball,”
team. Pearson’s suspension was
lifted after prosecutors declined
to file charges against him in
connection with a rape investigation in which police had named
him as a suspect. “I thought
Von’s recall and retention from
the spring were very good,”
Jones said. ... Jones complimented the Vols’ “workmanlike
approach” at Saturday’s practice, one day after he criticized
the team for showing a lack of
maturity at Friday’s workout.
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reaching 235 by the start of the
season. Jones said “you can tell
a major difference” in Bynum
after the weight loss and cited
the junior’s improved confidence
and quickness.
“I definitely feel a lot quicker
on the field and a lot more agile,
being able to keep up with
backs,” Bynum said.
NOTES: Wide receiver Von
Pearson participated in his first
practice session Saturday, one
day after being reinstated to the
Canandaigua Motorsports Park
and the anniversary of his death is
race day on Sunday. The threetime NASCAR champion, who has
a record five wins at Watkins Glen,
hasn’t won in 62 races, a streak
that dates to Dover in June 2013,
before he broke the leg.
He’ll try to focus on ending that
streak. It won’t be easy.
group as a whole.”
The state of Tennessee’s
defense represents a major
change from the recent past,
when the middle linebacker spot
represented the one sure thing
on a team otherwise facing
A.J. Johnson was a four-year
starter whose 425 career tackles
represent the second-highest
total since the school started
measuring the statistic in 1970.
He had 101 tackles last season
to tie Reeves-Maybin for the
team lead despite being suspended for the final three games.
After graduating in December,
he was indicted on aggravated
rape charges in February and
has a Sept. 29 trial date.
Tennessee’s final two regularseason games at that spot last
season before Bynum took over
in the Vols’ TaxSlayer Bowl victory over Iowa.
Bynum says he weighed about
245 pounds during the bowl
game but has since gotten down
to 230 with the intention of
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Larry Bowers
Business writer
Phone 472-5041 or fax 614-6529
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VW apprentices
finish training
in mechatronics
Special to the Banner
Volkswagen Chattanooga celebrated the graduation of its
mechatronics apprentices recently. The third and fourth graduating class from the Automation
Mechatronics Program was joined
by the first graduating class of the
Car Mechatronics Program in
completing the three-year course
at the Volkswagen Academy.
“These apprentices are entering
our workforce at a crucial time, as
we launch the facelifted Passat
and begin implementing a new 7seat midsize SUV,” said Christian
Koch, President and CEO of
Volkswagen Chattanooga.
“Our Volkswagen Academy has
prepared them to join a team of
professionals who are dedicated to
excellence and are important pillars that support our manufacturing organization,” he added.
The programs are based in a
dual education system which
combines vocational classroom
education and paid on-the-job
training in one course.Students
receive hands-on-training in
mechanical systems, electricity,
electronics, machining, welding
and automated systems among
other disciplines.
“Why import talent when we
can develop it here in Chattanooga
and create a lasting impact on the
economy?” said Sebastian Patta,
EVP Human Resources. “Through
our apprenticeship program, we at
Volkswagen are doing our part to
address the skills gap resonating
across the USA.”
“As we create a highly specialized manufacturing workforce, we
are reinvesting in our community
by giving local workers secure jobs
with extremely competitive wages
and fantastic benefits for their
families,” Patta said.
Automation Mechatronics
Program students are trained to
maintain the electrical informational and mechanical systems in
the factory; Car Mechatronics
Program students are trained to
work with electrical, informational
and mechanical systems to help
support and maintain vehicle
The program is certified by the
Association of German Chambers
of Commerce and Industry (DIHK)
and the German American
Chambers of Commerce (AHK
USA). The certificate acknowledges companies training according to the German standards in
the highest category defined by
“Our Volkswagen
Academy has prepared
these apprentices to join
a team of professionals
who are dedicated to
excellence and are
important pillars that
support our
— Christian Koch
the Association of German
Chambers of Commerce and
Industry (DIHK) in Berlin.
“Today we are celebrating 25
graduates who are also on their
way to jobs at Volkswagen,” said
Hamilton County Mayor, Jim
Coppinger. “This partnership
Chattanooga State and Tennessee
Tech is paying big dividends for
students willing to study and work
hard to earn good paying, family
wage jobs,” Coppinger said.
Volkswagen Chattanooga partners with Chattanooga State
Community College to implement
the Automation Mechatronics
Program in the cutting edge
163,000 sq. ft. Volkswagen
For more information or to
enroll in the Volkswagen
The Volkswagen Group of
America, Chattanooga Operations,
LLC (Volkswagen Chattanooga)
manufacturing facility began production in April 2011 and currently builds the all-new Passat sedan,
specifically designed for the North
American market and winner of
the 2012 Motor Trend Magazine
Car of the Year award.
In July of 2014, it was
announced that Volkswagen
Chattanooga would build a new
midsize sport utility vehicle and
add 2,000 jobs to the 2,400
already at the plant.
announced the establishment of
an Engineering and Planning
Volkswagen Chattanooga is the
first and still only car factory
worldwide with a LEED Platinum
certification. It is also certified to
international standards for energy
management and quality management.
Contributed photo
VOLKSWAGEN’S third and fourth mechatronics graduating classes recently celebrated at the Chattanooga plant. “These apprentices are
entering our workforce at a crucial time, as we launch the facelifted Passat and begin implementing a new 7-seat midsize SUV,” said
President and CEO Christian Koch.
Hardwick host at Chicago trade show
Special to the Banner
Cleveland’s Hardwick Clothes,
America’s oldest tailor-made
clothing manufacturer, recently
hosted the opening night party of
the Chicago Collective - one of the
top menswear trade shows in the
Held at the landmark Chicago
Merchandise Mart — where
almost 350 exhibitors were showcasing over 500 of the world’s top
menswear collections for the
Spring 2016 season - show
organizers referred to the party as
“our best one ever.”
The party was held just days
after Hardwick’s 135th anniversary in anticipation of the company’s new collection being released
online at in
The company, located here in
Cleveland, is famous worldwide
for its “Sewn in the South” slogan.
In attendance were representatives of the company including
Will Jones, CEO Bruce Bellusci,
Chief Creative Officer Jeffery
Diduch, John Parenti, Jake
Cremer and John DiGiovanni.
“We are in the midst of a great
comeback as the pendulum continues to swing back to ‘Made in
America,’ ” said Bellusci.
“Everyone is excited, and there
Contributed photo are great times ahead for the
HARDWICK CLOTHES was recently host for a party at the landmark Chicago Merchandise Mart, company founded by Cleveland
where almost 350 exhibitors were showcasing over 500 of the world’s top menswear collections for the businessman C.L. Hardwick in
Spring 2016 season.
Protect belongings
during open house
Special to the Banner
Contributed photo
ABOVE ARE ALL OF the graduating apprentices in mechatronics at Volkswagen Chattanooga. The mechatronics program is based on
a dual education system which combines vocational classroom education and paid on-the-job training in one course. Students receive
hands-on-training in mechanical systems, electricity, electronics, machining, welding and automated systems among other disciplines.
Veteran may need a side income
Dear Dave,
My wife and I are thinking
about selling our home. I was
recently let go from the military
due to downsizing, and I’ve
begun a job in real estate but
things are starting slowly.
My wife brings home about
$3,500 a month as a teacher,
and the only debt we have is our
house payment of $1,616 a
month. I was given a $35,000
severance package, but we need
some advice to help bridge the
financial gap. Any ideas?
— Erik
Dear Erik,
Having little or no income is a
lot harder than a variable
income situation.
Your wife is bringing home
Dave Says
good money, but at the moment
your house payment is almost
half that amount. Are there some
things you can do on the side
while you’re getting your real
estate business going that will
create income?
If you could make even $1,000
to $2,000 a month, it would
change the picture entirely. You
guys would be able to keep your
home and have a little breathing
room while you get your real
estate career off the ground.
Looking at it from a long-term
perspective, if you’re selling a
bunch of houses a year or two
from now, you’re in the clear.
You could easily stay in the
But if you don’t find extra
income while you build your
business, if you’re not willing to
work extra hard and sacrifice in
the meantime — even if it means
just delivering pizzas — then you
probably need to sell the house.
It takes about six to nine
months to start making a living
in the residential real estate
So look at it this way: the more
houses you sell, the less time
you spend delivering pizzas. All
this really hinges on is how
badly you want a career in real
estate and how much you guys
want to keep your home. If you
want it enough, you’ll do what it
takes to get there.
And for the time being that’s
going to mean supplementing
your income with something on
the side while you grow your real
estate business!
— Dave
(Dave Ramsey is America’s
trusted voice on money and
business. He has authored five
New York Times best-selling
books. The Dave Ramsey Show
is heard by more than 8.5 million listeners each week on more
than 550 radio stations. Dave’s
latest project, EveryDollar, provides a free online budget tool.
Follow Dave on Twitter at
@DaveRamsey and on the web
Would you allow total strangers
to wander through your home
when you’re not there?
Would you ever put up a sign in
your front yard declaring, “We
won’t be home from 2 to 4 p.m.,
so come on in and hang out at our
house — and while you’re here,
make sure to look around.
No, you say? Well, that is exactly what happens at an open
Once your home is ready to sell,
opening it to the public for showings does pose a few risks. While
the idea of theft shouldn’t be your
main worry come open house day,
it can’t hurt to be proactive.
Think about the target spots:
medicine cabinets, jewelry boxes,
and rooms filled with little gadgets.
Scan your house and consider
removing anything an opportunistic stranger could grab. This
includes locking up prescriptions,
notes with valuable or personal
information, paperwork, checkbooks, and jewelry.
Don’t overlook potential opportunities for identity theft, either.
Never leave mail, bills, or bank
statements where anyone can
have access to them. Put them up
while your home is on the market.
Don't obsess over the security
of each and every item in your
house. That only creates a state of
fear. No one is going to walk out
your front door carrying your
plasma TV during an open house.
So it’s important to always
safeguard your home. With that in
mind, consider the following tips.
Here are some Open-house
safety tips:
1. Find a reputable agent and
talk to him or her about how to
safeguard your possessions
2. Make sure your agent uses a
sheet for everyone who
comes into the house.
3. For multilevel homes, ask
your agent to bring an assistant
so that all floors are covered at all
4. Remove valuables from view
and store them in a safe, locked
5. Remove all prescription medicines and lock those up too.
6. Don’t forget about small electronics such as laptops, iPads,
smartphones, and other electronic devices that are easy to tuck in
a pocket.
7. Don’t hide anything in your
top dresser drawer (a go-to spot
for thieves).
8. Make sure your computers
are locked with a pass code.
9. Bills, checks, bank statements, passports, and ID cards
should be secured.
10. If possible, don’t use any
heirlooms or valuable possessions
to stage your rooms.
Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015—27
Reduction rate loan approved for Spring Creek
Special to the Banner
Walker and Dunlop Inc. has
announced it has closed a $15,614,600
loan for the Retreat at Spring Creek, a
multifamily apartment complex in
The loan was structured using the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development’s (HUD) Interest Rate
Reduction (IRR) program.
The IRR program enables HUD borrowers to request a reduction of the
interest rate on their existing HUD
insured loan, thereby improving the
property’s cash flow. Due to the current
low interest rate environment, real estate
assets can increase their debt service
coverage as mitigation to future competitive issues and market conditions.
When using the IRR program, the loan
continues amortizing down the original
mortgage without impacting the unpaid
principal balance. The new loan, which
will result in significant annual debt
service savings, was a cash neutral
transaction for the borrower in spite of a
significant prepayment penalty and
transaction costs.
Managing directors David Strange and
Keith Melton led the Walker and Dunlop
Strange stated, “We are thrilled that
TDK Companies (TDK), an experienced
FHA developer, contractor and owner of
multifamily properties, was able to take
advantage of the current interest rate
market and reposition The Retreat at
Spring Creek to coincide with their longterm hold strategy.”
“The execution of the IRR loan was
performed flawlessly by the Walker and
Dunlop team. This refinance is the
swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and
cooking station, volleyball court, a billiards room and a fitness center.
This property has maintained 100
percent occupancy due to its close proximity to shopping, parks and restaurants from the on-site Greenway trail.
Walker and Dunlop is headquartered
in Bethesda, Md. It is one of the largest
commercial real estate finance companies in the United States providing
financing and investment sales to owners of multifamily and commercial properties.
eighth refinance that Walker and Dunlop
has handled for us over the past four
years. TDK couldn’t be happier with our
partnership with David Strange, Keith
Melton and the entire Walker and
Dunlop team,” said Kent Ayer, president
of TDK.
The Retreat at Spring Creek is a Class
“A” market rate, multifamily, gardenstyle apartment complex built in 2011,
including 199-units and featuring 1-, 2,
and 3-bedroom apartments.
This apartment complex includes a
gated entrance, a resort-style saltwater
Munck ranked high in home sales
Special to the Banner
Markietta Munck is among
2,090 Re/Max agents and teams
featured in the 2015 Real Trends
“America’s Best Real Estate
Agents” report.
The agents included in the
survey represent less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States.
Markietta has more than 14
years of experience in the real
estate market and closed 125
properties in 2014. According to
The National Association of
Realtors, the typical annual
closed properties for an agent is
“Our No. 1 goal is to help our
clients. With the strengthening
housing market, we’ve been very
Banner photos, HOWARD PIERCE
GATHERING FOR A recent ribbon-cutting at the Center for Oral and Facial Surgery were Dr.
John Spann, Dr. Hal Jones, Dr. Wayne Tipps, Dr. Ivo Miller, Dr. Steve Tipps and Dr. Brandon
Cannon. The physicians and members of the staff are shown below. The center is located in the
Spring Creek development at 2565 Business Park Drive, Cleveland.
Freedom Day scheduled Sept. 10
Special to the Banner
What would it be like to miss your child’s first
birthday, their first steps or their high school graduation? What if you could not talk with your spouse
or family for weeks at a time? What if you didn’t
know if a family member was safe?
For most of us, these situations are rare; however, for those in the military and their family members, this is part of their daily life.
“Our men and women of our Armed Forces make
great personal sacrifices in order to secure and protect our freedoms,” said Dr. Robert Martino,
founder of the Freedom Day USA event.
“Their families have endured hardships and
some have given all they have so that we may live
in peace – free to pursue our dreams. Let’s join
together to say ‘Thank You’ for their sacrifices and
for our freedom, by giving them a Day of Free,” said
Dr. Martino.
On Sept. 10, businesses across the United States
will join in Freedom Day USA, a national Thank You
Movement for the members of the military and their
immediate families, along with veterans.
Each business participant is providing a thank
you gift in the form of free services, goods, discounts and various other offers.
Locally, Cloudland Dental has partnered with
Freedom Day USA city coordinator Kristin Bruce to
present free dental services (free exams, cleaning,
X-rays, fluoride and same day doctor work) to those
who serve our country.
A complete list of local participating businesses
and the services they are providing can be found on
Southeastern Bank declares dividend
Special to the Banner
Southeastern Bank Financial
Corp. in Augusta, Ga., has reported quarterly net income of $5.7
million for the three months
ended June 30, or $0.85 in diluted earnings per share, compared
to $4.0 million, or $0.60 in diluted
earnings per share, in the second
quarter of 2014, an increase of
40.7 percent.
"We are pleased to report a significant increase in earnings over
the year-ago period," said
President and Chief Operating
Officer Ronald L. Thigpen. "The
second quarter net interest
income reflects an extraordinary
impact from a significant payoff
and recovery on a problem credit.
The resolution of this credit contributed to an increase in net
interest income and the negative
provision for loan losses.”
Non-interest income reflected a
2.8 percent increase in service
charges and an increase in gain
on sale of loans from mortgage
origination of 28.0 percent. Credit
costs decreased further as asset
quality continued to improve.
“Our balance sheet grew, as we
experienced solid deposit growth,”
said Thigpen. “Loan growth continues to be a major challenge.
Overall, we continue to perform
well reflecting an annualized 1.27
percent return on average assets
and an annualized 14.15 percent
return on average equity for the
second quarter of 2015.”
busy,” said Munck. “There are a
number of opportunities right
now, no matter what your real
estate goals may be. Concerning
my personal success though, the
Lord, my team and my staff is
who is due here, I couldn’t do
any of it without them all!”
Of the nearly 10,000 participating agents who qualified, one
in five is affiliated with Re/Max.
The survey is open to individual
agents closing a minimum of 50
transaction sides or $20 million
in sales volume and team leaders
with 75 sides or $30 million in
Earlier this year, two other
annual industry surveys found
that Re/Max agents outperform
their competition. In the Real
Trends 500 and the Power Broker
Markietta Munck
Report, Re/Max agents averaged
more than twice the number of
transaction sides as other agents
participating in the two surveys.
Lonza’s 2015 growth is on target
Special to the Banner
the first half of 2015, Lonza’s
Pharma-Biotech segments delivered a strong and improved performance and the company is on
track to reach growth targets.
Compared with the same period in 2014, Lonza shows sales
growth of 6.1 percent to CHF
1,910 million in constant
exchange rates (5.8 percent in
reported currency).
“Our customer- and marketorientation, as well as our positioning as a high-quality, innovative and reliable supplier, are all
gaining momentum now, as our
strong overall results confirm,”
said Richard Ridinger, CEO of
“This steady improvement gives
Lonza the stability to look at further optimization of it’s portfolio
and asset footprint, including
consolidation of expertise into
specific sites,” Ridinger added.
One of the key developments in
the first half of 2015 was the
Swiss National Bank’s lifting of
the ceiling of the Swiss franc to
the Euro.
Since the acquisition of Arch
Chemicals, Lonza has improved
the natural hedge globally from a
sales-versus-costs perspective for
nearly all our trading currencies;
so Lonza is less exposed from a
Group point of view than in previous years. Remaining foreignexchange effects are being managed through business performance and counter-measures.
In Visp (CH), however, Lonza
risks being less competitive
because of the Swiss franc-related
fixed cost base there; so it has
continued the existing Visp
Challenge program started in
The solid basis of this program
has allowed Lonza to take a careful approach to the current challenges and to find dedicated, welltargeted measures, such as further automation, slight adaptations to its capacity offering in
lower-margin assets and portfolio
Thus, it implemented a hiring
freeze in specific areas that
allowed it to reduce the workforce
through natural attrition and balanced the Euro foreign exchange
impact. Over time, these actions
will lead to a reduction of about
90 positions, and further efficiency and productivity measures will
continue to be implemented.
The Specialty Ingredients segment had a positive uptake in the
first half of 2015 with an especially strong contribution from Agro
Ingredients and Wood Protection.
improved results, and Consumer
Care and Industrial Solutions
also performed as expected.
Market demand in general was
steady across nearly all geographical areas. The main driver overall
was market demand coming from
global megatrends.
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28—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
Italian youth experiences
American life during local visit
Banner Intern
“All the people were so gracious,” is what 16-year-old Italian
traveler and basketball player
Nicola Giovanneti had to say
about his first trip to the United
Giovanneti said he was very
nervous and scared about his trip.
The only things he had heard
about this country were what he
read in the media.
However, having been met with
welcoming arms and warm
Southern hospitality, Giovanneti
wants to come back and go to
school here and even possibly
make the United States his home.
Giovanneti stayed with family
friends Paolo and Kathy Davini as
he explored the city of Cleveland
in his curiosity of the North
American continent.
His mother and Paolo Davini
went to pre-school together and
have been friends since.
Whereas his hometown of
Lucca, Italy, was made of classic
Roman architecture and almost
maze-like winding marble streets
that led to the Serchio River,
Giovanneti was met with rural
farmland and fine houses built on
the side of hills and mountainous
terrain that was the Cherokee
National Forest and the Hiwassee
and Ocoee rivers.
“He went tubing, and he’s going
to go whitewater rafting. He’s been
going to night ball games … and
checking out what Cleveland and
Chattanooga have to offer,” Kathy
Davini said.
Jack and Annie Robins took
Giovanneti tubing down the
Hiwassee in the Cherokee
National Forest.
Tom and Pam Becktold showed
Giovanneti the calm rivers of
Watts Bar as they took him boating where the mountain stream
became an open channel.
Chris and Ellena White introduced him to the awe-inspiring
and ever powerful Ocoee River by
taking him rafting.
Although there are many
adventurous things to get into in
Tennessee, Giovanneti said there
are very few activities to get into in
NYC lounge
performer hits
high ‘C’ — the
century mark!
NEW YORK (AP) — Most 100year-olds don’t mark the milestone birthday with a news conference in a piano bar. Then
again, Irving Fields isn’t most
Fields is one of New York City’s
oldest lounge performers and still
plays piano four nights a week at
Nino’s Tuscany restaurant in
Manhattan. Even though he gets
around more slowly than he once
did, he has no plans to stop playing and recording albums.
“I have a brand new one, it’s
called ‘100 Years and Still
Tickling the Ivories,” he said at
Friday’s gathering organized by
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney.
Maloney said Fields, who she
called a neighborhood institution, has “an energetic spirit and
zeal for his work.”
Fields, best known for an
album titled “Bagels and
Bongos,” tapped into an interest
for Latin music among the
Jewish community in the 1950s
and still takes request for such
signature tunes as “Miami Beach
The centenarian started performing in New York City in the
Look up his name on YouTube
and you will find a playlist of
almost 200 videos of Fields playing music that evokes the feeling
of a cocktail party in a sunken
lounge room. He said he has sold
more than 2 million albums.
Propped up on his piano stool
by two cushions, Fields blew out
the candles on his piano-shaped
birthday cake Friday and said, “I
can’t believe this, am I in heaven.”
His simple advice for staying
young at heart: “Love what you
Banner photo, CHET GUTHRIE
NICOLA GIOVANNETI experienced Cleveland and the
Tennessee Valley during his first
visit to the United States.
The society in contrast to
Cleveland is more fast-paced and
much more business-oriented
compared to the sports, afterschool programs and the laidback
hospitality of the South.
Between school hours in his
Italian hometown, Giovanneti
would go home, eat something
then go back to campus to continue studying.
Lucca does have several sports,
however. There is fencing, pingpong and cycling, which is a major
sport not only in Lucca but in the
rest of Italy.
Soccer is also a major sport, as
other cities in Italy hold soccer
On his trip to Tennessee,
Giovanneti visited many of the
schools in the surrounding area.
He saw the Thompson-Boling
arena at the University of
Tennessee in Knoxville. He went
to Cleveland High School, Notre
Dame High School and Baylor
When Giovanneti gets older he
plans on coming to America to
further his education in becoming
a surgeon.
At 6 feet 7 inches tall,
Giovanneti is already an incredible basketball player, and, according to the Davinis, he has already
been offered several scholarships.
In addition to his sports
prowess, Giovanneti is also a first
string clarinet in the Lucca
Conservatory, which is the almost
equivalent to having a degree in
He is also a year ahead compared to his other classmates.
During his stay with the
Davinis, Giovanneti saw firsthand
what it was like to see the
Distinguished Young Women of
Tennessee host family in action
when Abigail Hamilton and Abby
Painter came to stay with the
Davini family.
“He happened to be here on his
first trip to America and then he
got invaded,” Davini said, then
Not only has Cleveland inspired
this young man, but the United
States has won his heart.
SHOTS were provided
by Melody Brannen,
above, and William
Wright. Brannen took
the photo in her garden. Wright said the
dragonfly landed on
his car antenna and
stayed put long
enough for him to get
a photo of it.
Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015—29
William Wright
Lifestyles Editor
Phone 472-5041 or fax 614-6529
[email protected]
‘Rescuing Ruby’ raises adoption awareness
Author Linny Lee Saunders details a compassionate ‘miracle rescue’
Lifestyles Editor
STORyTEllINg gUIlD will
join with members of the
Cumberland Mountain
Storytelling Guild for a joint
storytelling concert, “We’re
Telling!” on Aug. 16 in the
Community Room of the
Cleveland Bradley County
Public Library. Ten local and
regional tellers will be showcased. Stories will begin at 2
p.m. There is no admission
charge, but donations will be
gladly accepted. For more
information, contact Judy
Baker at 479-7887 or email:
[email protected]
— Kids ages 3 to 5 can join
Ms. Keisha on Tuesdays and
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Babies
3 and under are with Ms.
Laura on Thursdays at 10:30
a.m. And kids of all ages can
come to family story time with
Ms. Abby on Saturdays at 2
— The Library Book Club
will begin meeting on the
third Tuesday night of each
month at 6:30 p.m. in the
Carmichael Room. On Aug.
18, “The Last Child” by John
Hart will be discussed.
class for adults over 55 years
will be held by Skyridge
Medical Center, Westside
Drive, on Aug. 18 and 19.
This classroom program helps
ensure that older drivers
remain safe behind the wheel.
Refreshing the rules of the
road in an informal setting
among your peers keeps skills
sharp. The Instructor is professionally qualified to present the eight-hour course
which could lead to a discount from your insurance
company. Class fee is $15 for
AARP members and $20 for
non-members. The class runs
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
each day. Pre-registration
required. Call 559-6887.
HIgH SCHOOl 1965 graduating class will hold its 50year reunion on Sept. 25 and
26. On Friday, the class will
gather at the Tri-State
Exhibition Center at 6 p.m.
for “A Country Barbecue.”
On the night of Sept. 26,
class members will enjoy “The
50th Reunion Night” at the
Cleveland Country Club starting at 6. For more information, call 479-3191.
six-week lifestyle program for
those with diabetes or at risk
for diabetes, will meet on
Tuesday nights from Aug. 25
through Sept. 29, 6:30-8
p.m., at the Bowman Hills
School gym (300 Westview Dr.
N.E.). The cost is $20 and
includes three books plus, for
those who attend all six
nights, your choice of a free
cookbook. RSVP by Aug. 18
by calling 521-2475 or emailing: [email protected]
mASqUERADE bAll, the
seventh annual fall fashion
show, will be held at Lee
University’s Dixon Center on
Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. Sponsored
by the River Worship Center
and Vindima Girl Boutique,
the event will benefit
Foundation House and The
House That Mercy Built. For
more information, visit
announces Sallie Bissell will
be speaking at this year’s Fall
Luncheon. Bissell is the
author of the “Mary Crow
Appalachian Mystery” series.
The event will be Sept. 24 at
10 a.m. More information on
tickets will be coming soon.
See AROUND, Page 30
When she was a small child
Emma could be heard praying to
God to allow her to go and help
the orphans of Africa. Even her
parents knew this was an
unusual request for a child, a
request that did not fall upon
deaf ears, according to Dwight
and Linny Lee Saunders,
Emma’s parents.
Linny said, “I knew from the
first time I heard her pray that
prayer at 6 1/2 years old, I knew
it had to be the Lord’s call on her
life. She prayed the same prayer
every single night — no exceptions. Her heart was passionate
for the orphans. At age 14, she
began printing pictures of
orphans in Africa off the computer to hang on my husband’s
desk, steering wheel, closet door
— anywhere — with the words,
‘If I don't go, who will?’ ... begging her daddy to let her go with
him on a mission’s team to
Emma was also hard at work
on the computer researching
organizations that would take
young people to serve in Africa.
All of a sudden, her persistence
paid off. In 2008, something
happened that made it possible
for her to go on her first mission
trip to Uganda. Linny explained,
“By God’s grace my husband
was asked to lead a pastor’s conference in Uganda that same
summer. Emma and Dwight left
to go to Uganda together.”
The second day there, Emma
and her father were serving in an
orphanage. Emma recalled,
“While serving at an orphanage,
a baby boy with severe needs
was abandoned and brought in.
His health struggles were enormous and his needs were so
great! My heart was completely
broken. I wanted to care for him
myself. I could not stop thinking
or praying for him.”
Nothing would ever convince
Emma that this was not her calling, her mission in life. She
knew that her first trip to
Uganda would not be her last.
Fast forward to June 2011 when
a U.S. mission team co-led by
Emma and her father was serving at an orphanage in Africa.
Moving through the orphanage
that day, Emma found, in a
darkened corner, a weak, struggling baby girl reduced to skin
and bones. Amid the shadows,
the poor child’s big brown eyes
appeared to be pleading, “Please!
Will you help me,” according to
Emma ran to her father, calling out, “Daddy! Daddy! Come
quick! This baby! She’s dying!
We have to do something!”
Following Emma to the dark
corner of the room, he too was
stunned at what he saw. Words
could not describe the sad image
and what he suddenly felt. He
gasped at the sight of the emaciated infant whose skin draped
over her protruding bones, her
head larger than her boney,
exposed limbs. Her big eyes were
still begging them for help.
This is what Linny Lee
Saunders describes in her new
book, “Rescuing Ruby” as a
moment.” Ruby became what
Saunders calls “a picture perfect
representative of the millions
and millions of orphans globally
needing someone to desperately
care about them.”
Her book details that amazing
rescue. Linny puts her readers
on notice that “there are some
very traumatic things which I
felt the Lord would have me
share, things that even those
closest to us didn't know, but it’s
all part of Ruby’s dramatic rescue, and you will find it a powerful testimony to the omnipotence
of our mighty God!”
According to Linny, when
Emma found Ruby, the starving
child weighed only six pounds
although she was over a year
old. Lenny said she was thrilled
to write the story about Ruby’s
“miraculous rescue,” which is
available on
“Ruby’s story clearly shows
God’s lavish love for the broken
Contributed photos
LINNY LEE SAUNDERS, seen with her husband, Dwight, has released her first book, “Rescuing
Ruby,” above, and will be speaking on the subject this morning at the Philadelphia Baptist Church in
Cleveland and the Washington Avenue Baptist Church later today in Cleveland. Top left is a before-andafter picture of Ruby being held by their daughter, Emma, when Ruby was first discovered and months
later after receiving proper care. Below, the Saunders family, living in Phoenix, Ariz., recently gathered
to celebrate the wedding of one of Lenny and Dwight’s sons, Graham. Eleven of their 12 children were
in attendance. Six of their seven grandchildren were present as well. Emma, a missionary in Africa, was
unable to attend. A sibling on the right held up a picture of Emma and the son she is currently adopting.
Lenny and Dwight, standing next to the bride with Ruby, is in the process of adopting their 13th child.
See ADOPTION, Page 30
Emma Quisenberry: Having a heart for orphans in Africa
Contributed photos
left family and
friends to fulfill
her lifelong
dream of serving
the underprivileged and disabled orphans of
Uganda. She and
her husband,
Josh, right, work
together in providing love, hope
and relief to
many children
whose very survival is often in
question. Below
from left to right,
just two months
after opening the
doors to The
Gem Foundation in Uganda in
2014, Emma said the child
Arthur, stopped breathing. “We
would tremble with grief as our
youngest, Arthur, passed away
in my arms,” she wrote. A month
later Emma said “We would be
preparing for the burial of our
sweet Jason,” center. Months
later she wrote in her blog, “Our
hearts ached yet again in March
(2015) when our Elisa passed
away,” far right. Emma confessed, “Losing a child leaves a
terrible ache and sorrow, unlike
any pain I’ve ever experienced.”
Lifestyles Editor
She knew at an early age that
her heart was in helping the
poorest children of Africa. She
felt if she prayed long and hard
enough God would answer her
prayers. What EmmaLee Joy
Quisenberry did not know, however, was just how fulfilling it
would be to give of herself so
completely in the service of others or how painful it would be to
lose any of the orphans, the
“gems,” she came to love.
“When I was just six and a half
years old, I first felt God calling
me to the orphans,” Emma
recalled. “Nightly I would pray,
‘Please God let me work as a missionary to the orphans when I
grow up.’ My mom clearly
remembers hearing me pray it
aloud for the very first time. She
knew it was so unusual that it
had to be a calling from the
Emma said her parents still
have the video from her eighth
birthday which shows her cheerfully doing flips and pausing to
tell them that when she was
grown her plan was to serve the
orphans of Uganda.
“I began praying and praying
for Africa and the orphans,” she
wrote. “I longed to go there and
make a difference.”
After countless prayers and
laying pictures of little African
orphans around the house for
her parents to see, Emma said
her Dad made reservations and
told her they were going to
Kampala, Uganda. On June 30,
2008, Emma finally took her first
mission trip to Uganda — a trip
she would never forget. In June
2011 she returned to Africa with
her father and a U.S. mission
This time, however, Emma discovered something that left an
indelible impression on her
young mind. There, in the shadows of a darkened room, a frail
baby in a corner staring at her,
barely clinging to life. Emma said
it was as if the small child’s eyes
were begging her for help — a
sight she would never forget. She
hurried out of the room to get her
father, shouting there was a
dying baby in the other room and
they had to do something. Not
only did they rescue the emaciatSee ORPHANS, Page 30
30—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
Family works
Rob Coombs
ID. Min. Ph.D.
Speaking on curfew
Standing on the front porch,
gazing deeply into my girlfriend’s
beautiful green eyes, I find myself
nervously glancing down at my
watch. It’s 11:50 p.m. and curfew
is at 12 midnight sharp. That
means if I reach home by 12:01, I
will be grounded once again. It’s
only eight miles from her porch to
my front door. How much time do
I need? If I hit all the traffic lights
just right and drive 65 mph down
Keith Street, I can just barely
make it. I look again into my girlfriend’s gorgeous eyes and decided that maybe, just maybe, I can
stay another minute. What’s the
difference between 65 mph and
75 mph?
Such is the dilemma for many
teenagers who face rigid and
strictly enforced curfews. Fearing
the inescapable consequences
imposed by mom and dad, they
are willing to risk life and limb.
Believing they are invulnerable to
real harm such as a catastrophic
car accident, teens race home for
one reason and one reason only —
to avoid punishment.
Is curfew a good idea? No, curfew is not a good idea. Not only is
curfew not a good idea because it
forces the teen to take unnecessary risks with his or her life, but
also because it ultimately fails to
teach your teen how to handle his
or her own life. Curfew is just
another form of arbitrary control
over someone else’s life.
Instead of curfew, try conversation. Sit down with your teen an
evening or two before he plans to
go out on the town. Ask your teen
what his plans are. The conversation may go something like this. “I
want to take Amy to a movie.”
“Sounds like fun,” you reply.
“Which movie are you thinking
about seeing? You ask.”
“Oh, we want to see ‘Planet of
the Apes.’ It’s supposed to be a
great movie.”
“Another ‘Planet of the Apes’
movie? Did you know they made
five Planet of the Apes movies
when I was your age? Seems like
that would have been enough.
What time does the movie end?”
“It ends at 9:15.”
“So by the time you take Amy
home, you should be home by
“Well, I was thinking we might
get a pizza afterward.”
“Pizza is a good idea. How long
do you think that should take?”
“Probably another hour.”
“How does 11:30 p.m. sound?”
“That sounds reasonable.”
“Remember, if something happens that you are running late,
you are to call me.”
“Yes, dad, I’ll call. You and Mom
always call me when you are running late. That’s only fair.”
What may be fair on one night,
is unfair on another. If your teen
goes to a school dance that
doesn’t end until midnight, then
the time to return home might be
12:30 or 1 a.m. If he is just going
to a ball game, then 10 p.m. may
be late enough.
Negotiating each evening out,
rather than arbitrarily setting an
hour of the night helps the teen
learn to manage his own time,
teaches the teen a deeper respect
for the ongoing thoughtfulness
that is essential to good relationships, and promotes give ‘n’ take
in conversation as well as sharing
in decision-making.
Does this mean the parent is no
longer in position to control how
late a teen stays out at night? Of
course not. Teens may ask to participate in activities or stay out
longer than you are willing to
Explain your reasons and stand
by the boundaries you believe are
best for your child. If you have a
good relationship of trust and
respect born out of your willingness to negotiate evenings out,
your teen may be disappointed,
but he is much more likely to
trust and respect your limitations.
‘Pan’s Levi Miller in fashion
show for literacy and movie
NEW YORK (AP) — How do you
get a bunch of pint-size models to
halt and turn at the end of a
fashion runway?
With a tiny stop sign, of
Polo Ralph Lauren planted a
staff person with the helpful
placard mounted on a stick at
the end of its walk Wednesday
night at the Central Park Zoo for
a children’s show featuring 11year-old Levi Miller, the star of
the upcoming film “Pan.”
He was joined by more than
two dozen other kid models,
including some too young to read
but clearly old enough to get the
whole stop sign thing.
And there were plenty of tiny
fashionistas on the front row as
well. The fashion crowd was
invited to bring along little ones,
who feasted on bites of food
served by guys in pirate hats
before taking their seats. After,
Miller fed the zoo’s sea lions as
Polo turned their tank area into a
Neverland-like playscape complete with flowering stilt walkers.
Polo hosted the show to promote children’s literacy but also
to promote the October film,
which is Peter Pan’s origin story.
It takes J.M. Barrie’s beloved
characters back to their beginnings in an original story, as
Peter goes about the business of
battling ruthless Blackbeard
(Hugh Jackman) with the help of
Tiger Lily, played by Rooney
AP Photo
DESIGNER Ralph Lauren walks down the runway with two young
models after a children’s Fall fashion show, Aug. 5, in New York. Polo
hosted the show to promote children’s literacy but also to promote
the October film, “Pan,” which is Peter Pan’s origin story.
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The AThens AreA ArTs
CenTer will host a Swing Dance
Party on Aug. 28 in the Sue E.
Trotter Black Box Theater.
Beginners can come at 7 p.m. for
a swing dancing lesson and stay
for the party at 8 a.m. For more
information, visit, or call 423-7458781, or stop by The Arts Center
at 320 North White Street in
Athens, TN.
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to [email protected]
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bodied, discarded orphans of the
world, which serves to remind us
just how much He loves us all,”
wrote Linny, who will be speaking today at the morning service
of Philadelphia Baptist Church
in Cleveland and the evening
service at Washington Avenue
Baptist Church in Cleveland
“I wrote ‘Rescuing Ruby’
because it is a dramatic, true
story of Almighty God’s love for
the broken bodied orphans of
the world,” Linny said. “Bringing
Ruby home was truly a ‘rescue.’
We are in the process of adopting
our 13th child —10 of the 13 are
adopted from all over the world,
most with special needs.”
Lenny, who lives in Phoenix,
Ariz. with her family, clarified, “I
do not believe the word ‘rescue’
is appropriate to all adoptions,
but when reading Ruby’s story,
the only word to describe it is
‘rescue.’ She was 13 months old
and weighed just six pounds
when Emma found her on a missions trip in the summer of
“My prayer is that people will
understand the value that a broken bodied, dying orphan is to
God. He would rescue and heal
her when the medical professionals in Uganda said, ‘Don’t bother
even feeding her. She will never
do anything!’ She is the greatest
gift this silver-haired mama could
have been given at my age. I tell
people all the time, ‘I did not ever
do anything good enough to
deserve the privilege of being
Ruby’s mommy.’ I pray that people will understand that God is
still working miracles today and
that His lavish love for Ruby is
not just for her — but for each of
us. He loves us with an immeasurable love!”
Linny, who leads a mission
team in the spring and fall, said
she will be leading a small missions team to Africa in
September while her husband
Contributed photos
ARIZONA, Linny and
Ruby share a special
bond. “She is the
greatest gift this silverhaired mama could
have been given at
my age,” Linny
Saunders said. “I tell
people all the time, ‘I
did not ever do anything good enough to
deserve the privilege
of being Ruby’s
mommy.” Below left is
Saunders at a book
signing of “Rescuing
Ruby,” which is available on
will be leading a team in the winter and summer.
“Because of Ruby’s fragile
medical state, we are not able to
usually travel together. So we
overlapped our time in Uganda,”
she said.
The devoted wife and mother
have been married 37 years.
Their five oldest children are all
married and the Arizona couple
are in the process of adopting
their 13th child. They also have
seven grandchildren, three of
whom were adopted.
For further information, visit
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ed child, but her father, Dwight,
and mother, Linny, went on to
adopt the child, who is now living
with them and their other children in Arizona.
Emma, however, was feeling a
longing for a land filled with
orphans who had touched her
heart and soul. Her driving passion to help the orphans of
Africa, including those with special needs, set her on a journey of
love, sacrifice, hope and understanding that few youths her age
ever imagine, much less experience. She wrote, “Over the years
I would have the privilege of traveling many times to serve the
orphans of Uganda and each
trip, I was always drawn, above
all else, to the special needs
treasures at each place we
served. I desperately longed for
each of these precious little gems
to understand how wanted and
loved they are and how valuable
their life is.
“It would be January 2013, my
12th trip to Uganda, that I would
have the joy of permanently moving to this beautiful land filled
with some of the most joyful people in the world. As I adjusted to
living here permanently, God
clearly showed me that the time
was ‘now’ and that the dreams
long planted by Him in my heart
needed to become a reality. It has
been a lengthy process gaining
non-government organization
status, yet it’s really official and
my lifelong dream is finally
becoming a reality.
“Words fail me that I have the
privilege of being chosen to have
this enormous joy! I am thrilled
that I can serve in a land that I
have loved for as long as I can
remember — caring for His most
precious gems.”
Emma was inspired to establish The Gem Foundation, a
home for special needs children
and orphans of Uganda. It is fully
funded by donations.
“We exist to love the broken,
strengthen the weak and encourage the weary,” explained Emma,
the founder and executive director. As a youth in America,
Emma said several of her close
relatives had disabilities and special needs, including some of her
siblings, something she believes
prepared her for the love she is
able to shower upon the orphans
of Uganda.
But as is the case in life,
Emma’s joy would also included
moments of indescribable pain
as her heart would break time
and again under the weight of
having to witness the death of
several hapless orphans — pre-
Contributed photos
THIS CHILD’S arrival, above, was a welcomed surprise to The
Gem Foundation. With each new gems’ arrival, Emma, founder of
The Gem Foundation, says they like to take some time to pray and
choose a name. Since this frail child was an unexpected “gift and a
blessing,” She said they decided to name him Matthias, meaning “gift
from God.” Left, Emma was introduced to this 12-year-old boy called
“H,” whose legs were so infected that it left the bone exposed in his
left leg. Many feared both legs would need to be amputated since
both legs were severely infected. H feared he would never walk
again. But Emma worked with the organization, Ruby’s Friends, the
medical care arm for matching children with medical grants through
International Voice Of the Orphans. The result: Both legs were saved
and “H” is on the road to recovery where he will soon be able to walk
and run. All donations to The Gem Foundation are deeply appreciated, said Emma.
cious gems who could endure no
Two months after opening
their doors, Emma said one child
named Arthur stopped breathing. CPR was administered and
they rushed the child to the ER.
“We would tremble with grief as
our youngest, Arthur, passed
away in my arms,” she wrote.
Then just a month later in
October, three months to the day
our home opened, we would be
preparing for the burial of our
sweet Jason. Our hearts ached
yet again in March (2015) when
our Elisa passed away.
Emma confessed, “Losing a
child leaves a terrible ache and
sorrow, unlike any pain I've ever
Arriving two months after the
loss of Jason was a child whose
throat was restricted due to a
terrible abscess inside his esophagus. According to Emma, his
arrival was a surprise, but she
confessed, “We immediately fell
so in love. With each Gems’
arrival we like to take some time
to pray and choose a name. We
knew he was indeed a gift and a
blessing. That being said we have
given him the name Matthias,
meaning ‘gift from God.’”
It would not surprise anyone if
the orphans of Uganda thought
of Emma as a gift from God. To
have a heart for helping the poor
and forgotten, the weakest of the
weak in a foreign country while
dependent on donations, takes
remarkable faith, courage and
love — qualities that abound in
Emma, who recently received her
own special blessing in Joshua
Quisenberry, a childhood sweetheart who said he fell in love with
Emma when he was 8 and Emma
was age 6.
The couple found each other
after years apart, he flew to
Africa, courted her, proposed on
one knee and married her in
Africa in March. The happy couple now live and work together in
Uganda, helping orphans and
children with special needs
through The Gem Foundation.
Speaking about her experience, Emma wrote, “I always felt
it was such a privilege to have
each of these precious treasures
in my life — their lives each
adding infinite value to our family as a whole and my life personally.”
Her mother, Linny Saunders,
said, “Since caring for the
orphans of Uganda was foremost
in her mind while growing up,
she is really just living her lifelong dream. It makes us grateful
to know that she is serving the
most precious gems of Uganda —
the special needs orphans.”
To sponsor a child in Uganda,
make a donation or learn more
about The Gem Foundation, visit To
read from Emma’s blog, visit:
om or visit The Gem Foundation
on Facebook.
Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015—31
Library Book Club to discuss
‘The Last Child’ on Aug. 18
The hot pick for this week is
“Triangle: The Fire that Changed
America” by David Von Drehle.
This gives an account of the fire
that consumed the Triangle
Shirtwaist factory of New York
City in 1911. Not only does it
retell what happened, but it
explores the political and labor
relations that were affected by
this disaster. Check it out today.
The library thanks the following businesses and individuals
who donated items and their
time to making the 2015
Summer Reading Program
Cleveland, Barnes & Noble,
Baskin Robbins, Bill Burch,
Bliss Day Spa, Bowater Credit
Union, Carmike Cinemas,
Chattanooga Zoo, Chris Goins
with Project Blue Book Studios,
Cody Nailor with The Tailor and
the Giant, Complete Wellness
Chiropractor, Darby Barnett,
Deli Boys, Destinee Joiner with
Young Living, Dixie Day Spay,
Dollywood, Friends of the
Library Association, Hardee’s,
High Point Climbing & Fitness,
Kentucky Fried Chicken, Lake
Lasaters Coffee & Tea, Leisure
Time Bowling, M&M Mars,
Maurice’s, Mayfield Dairy
Farms, McDonalds, Ocoee
Outdoors, Outback Steakhouse,
Publix Supermarkets, Rock
Creek Outfitters, Ruby Falls,
Smoothie King, Southern Belle,
State Farm Insurance Agent
Aquarium, Tennessee Valley
Railroad Museum, The Shoe
Tree, Valvoline, The Village
Bake Shop, Walgreens and the
The Cleveland Story Telling
Guild will meet Tuesday at 7
p.m. in the Community Room. If
you love to hear others tell stories or wish to practice your
own, then this event is for you.
Family Game Night is back.
Join in on board games and Wii
games Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
The Library Book Club will
begin meeting on the third
Tuesday of each month at 6:30
p.m. in the Carmichael Room.
By moving the meeting to an
evening time slot, it is hoped
more patrons will join them.
On Aug. 18, the book, “The
Last Child” by John Hart will be
discussed. Copies are available
at the Circulation Desk.
For more information on the
Library Book Club, email [email protected] If
you are part of another book
club in town, then we have a
surprise for you. The library has
book kits available that include
multiple copies of one book
along with a discussion guide.
These can be checked out at the
Circulation Desk. More details
will be given on these kits in the
near future.
The library will be presenting
author Ron Miller on Aug. 27 at
7 p.m. in the Community Room.
He will speak about the history
behind his book, “Callie Kinser
of Brush Creek.” Books will be
available for purchase and there
will be signing time as well.
FOLA has announced that
Sallie Bissell will be speaking at
this year’s Fall Luncheon. Bissell
is the author of the “Mary Crow
Appalachian Mystery” series.
The event will be Sept. 24 at 10
a.m. More information on tickets
will be coming soon.
The library is in need of volunteers for the Book Buddies outreach program. The goal of this
program is to take library books
to those individuals who cannot
leave their homes. A volunteer is
needed to help drop off and pick
up the items from the patron’s
home. Thus the volunteer
becomes a Book Buddy for this
home bound patron.
Stop by the Circulation Desk
and pick up a volunteer application, if you are interested.
For more information on the
library and its many helpful
resources, visit
The Lion Books
Invite young people into the Cecil conversation with books
NEW YORK (AP) — The death
of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe at
the hands of an American bow
hunter continues to generate
outrage around the world, but
bringing kids into the conversation may require some finesse.
That’s where books come in.
Many exist to feed the imagination
of young readers, teach respect for
the majestic beasts and urge them
to pitch in and help exotic animals
the world over.
Here’s a sampling of books for
all ages with lion themes or nonfiction facts, figures and photographs.
Charcoal drawings of 10
endangered animals in an oversize format, with a majestic lion
as the cover boy. In addition to
simple counting on a level worthy
of very young children, text covers the qualities and behavior of
each animal, including elephants, giraffes, pandas, turtles
and macaws. Creators Katie
Cotton and Stephen Walton urge
children to care about protection
and preservation. Walton’s drawings are meticulously lifelike.
October release, Candlewick.
Published in 1963, this was
Shel Silverstein’s first children’s
book. A 50th anniversary edition
was released in 2013. The fable
goes like this: A lion eats a
hunter in Africa, taking his gun
Beersheba Springs festival to be Aug. 22
The 49th annual Beersheba
Springs Arts and Crafts Festival
will be Aug 22 and 23 at the
Beersheba Springs assembly
grounds. The festival is open to
the public from 10 a.m. to 6 pm.
on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Sunday.
Proceeds from the festival will
be used for the Beersheba Springs
Library, the rescue squad,
Community Center, Grundy
County Center for Exceptional citizens, North Elementary School
and food baskets.
Some 135 exhibitors from several states will be displaying and
selling arts and craft items —
homemade and home produced.
Venders who are interested may
call 931-692-3733.
New food booths will be on the
grounds with a variety of good
food. Also, meals will be served in
the hotel dining room each day.
Entertainment will be provided
Saturday at 7 p.m.
Beersheba Springs is located on
U.S. Hwy. 56, 18 miles from
McMinnville. Beersheba Springs
Department will be in charge of
Hints from Heloise
Soaps for shelters
Dear Heloise: I save
unopened hotel soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc., and collect
them from my friends. I then
drop them off at one of my local
drop them off at the Salvation
Army and other shelters.
They are perfect, since women
and children who find themselves there usually come with
nothing but the clothes on their
The small sizes are perfect for
short-term use, and children love
It would be nice if you would
mention this from time to time.
— Suzanne in Turner, Ore.
Happy to, and I have been
writing about this very idea for
member of
Central, Anna,
shared a picture of her 5year-old chocolate Lab,
Murphy, balancing a
rawhide on his
head. He won’t
move until he
gets the command: “Get it!”
over 25 years! Many readers save
up hotel amenities and free gifts
from the cosmetic counter and
make goody bags. They deliver
them during the holiday season,
so the recipients will have something a little special and all their
own. — Hugs, Heloise
Sweat stains
Dear Heloise: My son goes to
school and works part time after
school in a pizza place. His Tshirts and school shirts really get
bad, especially the underarm
area. Regular washing does not
seem to help. Hints, please? —
Phil D. in Iowa
Sweat stains and odor can be
a challenge, but they are part of
life! Turn the shirts inside out,
put them in the sink, pour on
full-strength household vinegar
and let soak for 30 minutes or so.
Put into the washing machine,
then hang to dry. It may take a
few times to remove the stains.
In the many years I’ve written
this column, I have discovered
more and more ways to use vinegar! A handy pamphlet, Heloise’s
Fantabulous Vinegar Hints and
More, is packed with useful info
for you. If you’d like to receive
one, send $5 and a stamped (70
cents), self-addressed, businesssize envelope to: Heloise/
Vinegar; P.O. Box 795001, San
Antonio, TX 78279-5001. You
also can visit my website,, to order.
Check out your supermarket
shelves for all the cheapest
brands of white or apple-cider
vinegar for around the house. I
have over six gallon bottles
stashed all over! — Heloise
Save money on shampoo
Dear Readers: Most hair
shampoos are really thick, and
when you just glop some on your
head, it takes a while to build up
lather. Put some in your hand,
add water, rub until it lathers,
THEN put it on your hair.
Shampoo, let it sit and work for a
few minutes, then rinse. Usually
one time is enough. Unless your
hair is really dirty, you don’t need
to shampoo twice, especially if
you shampoo daily. — Heloise
Spice saver
Dear Heloise: Cover half the
top of the spice jar with tape. It’s
easier to control and get “just a
(c)2015 by King Features Syndicate Inc.
and becoming a crack shot himself. A circus man names him
Lafcadio the Great and brings
him to New York City, where he
grows more humanlike, dressing
in starched collars and fancy
suits. Soon, he grows despondent and returns to the jungle to
ponder whether he’s more man
or beast. Anniversary edition,
The African Serengeti comes
alive in Jerry Pinkney’s nearly
wordless retelling of the beloved
Aesop fable. The lion spares the
mouse from becoming a meal.
The mouse returns the deed by
freeing the lion from a poacher’s
trap. Appropriate for children 1
and up. Vivid illustrations in
watercolor and colored pencil.
Close-ups of the main players are
juxtaposed by endpapers showing off vast landscapes. Little,
Brown Books for Young Readers.
A sweet look at friendship, for
kids 4 and up, between a lion who
finds an injured bird in his garden one autumn day. The bird is
left behind by his flock and the
lion nurses his damaged wing
back to health, only to have him
rejoin his flock the following year.
Creator Marianne Dubuc makes
use of wordless pages to portray
the passage of time through the
seasons, as the two friends share
a meal and sit together by the fire
of the lion’s cozy cottage.
Enchanted Lion Books.
Part of National Geographic’s
“Face to Face With Animals”
series, this offering is full of
detail and close-up photography
to satisfy young buffs in classrooms or at home. The book cov-
ers diet, life expectancy, reproduction and how prides function.
The authors, husband-and-wife
team Dereck and Beverly
Joubert, urge young readers to
help save the vanishing lions of
Africa. Intended for kids 7 and
Children’s Books.
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ClevelANd reSIdeNT
Richard B. Watson Sr. celebrated his 90th birthday on July 29
with his family at Fernandina
Beach, Florida. The celebration
was in conjunction with his
annual family reunion and the
wedding ceremony of his granddaughter, Walker Watson Quinn.
More than 40 family members
attended, including two sisters,
all five children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as well as nephews and
nieces. To those in attendance,
the love his family has for his
years of leadership and guidance was apparent.
Runyan — Turpin
Mary Katherine Turpin and
Gary Lee Runyan, both of
Cleveland, exchanged wedding
vows in an evening ceremony on
July 12, 2015, at St. Luke’s
Episcopal Church, where the
bride is a member.
The bride is the daughter of
Barry and Liz Turpin of Cleveland.
She is the granddaughter of
Vivian Turpin of Cleveland and
the late Lynn Turpin, Katie Davis
of Cleveland and the late Richard
Davis. She is the sister of Lee
Turpin of Knoxville.
The bridegroom is the son of
Gary and Donna Runyan of
Cleveland. He is the grandson of
Mona Calfee of Cleveland, Bill
Hildenbrand (Brenda), and the
late Roy and Doris Runyan. He is
the brother of Aubrie Spangler
and Erin Saylors, both of
The wedding was officiated by
Dr. Joel Huffstetler of St. Luke’s
Episcopal Church. Nuptial music
was presented by Karen Archer.
Given in marriage by her father,
the bride wore her mother’s wedding dress, redesigned for her by
her grandmother. She was attended by flower girls: Paisley
Spangler, Adelyn Spangler and
Ainslee Saylors, all of Cleveland.
The reception was given by the
parents of the bride in St. Luke‘s
The latest twist in textiles?
Spinning is enjoying a comeback
Mr. and Mrs. Gary lee runyan
Parish Hall.
Mrs. Runyan is a graduate of
Cleveland High School, the
University of Tennessee at
Knoxville and Lee University. She
is employed by Cleveland City
Mr. Runyan is a graduate of
Bradley Central High School and
attended Lee University. He is
owner of Southeastern Roofing
and Restoration and attends
North Cleveland Church of God.
Davis — Carroll
Baylee Carroll became Mrs.
Hunter Davis on June 13, 2015,
in an evening ceremony at the
Museum Center at Five Points.
Parents of the bride are
Stephan Carroll and Kelly
Carroll-Stone of Cleveland. The
bridegroom is the son of Melvin
and Nykkole Davis, also of
The Rev. Hershel Earwood performed the ceremony.
Bridesmaids were Maggie
Thompson, Sloane Rakestraw,
Tori Roberts, Lindsey Sotuya,
Kaitlin Dillard, Allie Hasty, Kayln
Rymer and Kellsi Rymer.
The father of the bridegroom
served him as best man.
Earwood, Andrew Lawson, the
bridegroom’s brother Chase
Davis, the bride’s brother
Spencer Stone, Hannah Blessing,
John Williamson and Scotty
Children in the wedding party
were Lily Carroll, flower girl;
Kenton Hasty, ring bearer;
Briana Bettis and Dillon
Earwood, junior bridesmaid and
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter davis
Hancock, little man of honor.
The reception was given by the
bride‘s family. Jessica Myers
Hazzard kept the bride’s book.
The couple resides in Cherry
Point, North Carolina, where Mr.
Davis is stationed with the U.S.
Marine Corps.
Campbell — Martin
Charles and Vida Campbell of
Cleveland announce the engagement of their daughter, Susanna,
to Davis Martin, the son of
Robert and Lynn Martin of
Montgomery, Alabama.
The couple will be united in
marriage in a 6 p.m. ceremony on
Oct 1 at Cohutta Springs
Conference Center.
Miss Campbell is a graduate of
University and is employed by
Trees N Trends.
She is a member of Shiloh
Baptist Church.
Mr. Martin is a member of Live
Oak United Methodist Church.
Susanna Campbell
davis Martin
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By Associated Press
Like knitting and crocheting,
spinning — the process of twisting fibers together to make yarn
— is enjoying a comeback.
Textile artists want “to control
the front end of their yarn,” says
Sarah Anderson of Snohomish,
Washington, author of “The
Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs”
“Instead of going to the yarn
shop and saying, ‘What do you
have?’ I can choose. I can say, I
want this wool and silk together
and I can blend them to make
just the yarn I want.”
“Fifteen years ago there was a
renaissance in knitting. Now a lot
of those knitters are starting to
By spinning yarn yourself, you
can control its weight, texture
and color. And today’s fibers
don’t just come off the backs of
shorn sheep; some are made
from plant stock, such as wood
pulp, and from synthetic fibers,
such as nylon.
“A lot of spinners really like to
try every fiber that’s out there,”
says Rachel Romine, a longtime
spinner and knitter who works at
her family’s shop, Paradise
Fibers, in Spokane, Washington.
“We have a rose fiber that’s made
from rose flowers — from the
stock, I believe. That was a big
She’s seen artists spin feathers, shredded newspaper or pet
hair into yarn.
Ancient civilizations spun yarn
from natural fibers — wool, cotton, silk and linen — with a
winding stick, and later with a
hand spindle. With the invention
of the spinning wheel in the 11th
century in Asia and its arrival in
Europe about 200 years later,
spinning experienced its first
renaissance, and the Western
textile industry was born.
Besides knitting and crochet,
spun yarn can be used in weav-
AP photo
THIS PHOTO provided by Storey Publishing shows the cover of
“The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs” by author Sarah Anderson.
After the knitting and crochet revivals comes a handspinning resurgence as those who work with yarn seek more versatility and control
over their projects. The possibilities are endless, since spinners control the weight, texture and color of their yarn.
ing, rug hooking, needlepoint,
crewel embroidery and tatting,
among other textile crafts, says
To get started, she recommends finding a class at a yarn
store or through a local spinning guild. A spinning wheel is
not essential. Many spinners
use only an inexpensive spindle
for wrapping fibers. Other supplies might include a lazy kate,
which holds bobbins of yarn,
and a skein winder (the
portable version is called a
niddy noddy), for winding fin-
ished yarn into a skein.
“It’s nice to sit with somebody
who can coach you at the start,”
says the self-taught Anderson,
who has 40 years in the craft and
recommends doing a little spinning every day.
“It’s a muscle memory,” she
says. “If you sleep on a skill,
especially something having to
do with your hands and coordination, it’s as if your brain has
been working on it overnight.”
Anderson’s book helps spinners understand how the twisting process works. Yarn twists in
two directions: Turn the wheel or
spindle to the right, or clockwise,
for a Z-like twist in the yarn;
turn it to the left, or counterclockwise, for an S twist.
Single strands of fiber are
spun in one direction and then
combined in the opposite direction to lock them together.
Fiber may be purchased at
knitting stores or online.
“Many of us also buy from
farmers who raise sheep, goats
or alpaca,” says Anderson. “Once
people know you spin, wool
seems to find you.”
Raw fiber — right off the sheep
or alpaca — needs to be carded
and washed before use.
Spinning can become addictive, says Romine.
“I warn my knitter friends, if
they want me to teach them to
spin, it’s going to cut into their
knitting time,” she says.
The attraction is partly just the
act of spinning, which becomes
meditative once it’s rote, and
there’s also the allure of creating
something from a pile of fiber.
“You can turn (fiber) all the
way into yarn and then into a
sweater,” Romine says. “You really feel you’ve accomplished
something major and significant.”
Handspun yarn has a different feel and texture than manufactured skeins, she insists,
and there’s a sentimental
“We deal with really nice
manufactured spun yarns
here,” Romine says about her
store. But “there’s still something about that person spending those hours spinning that
yarn . it’s almost like a photo.
It’s a record of their time they
spent creating this.”
Keep composting simple: No special activators needed
Associated Press
Look on the shelves of almost
any store or in any catalog selling plants and gardening equipment and you’ll find “compost
activators” offered. These mixtures
and/or more esoteric substances meant to speed composting or improve the quality of
the finished compost.
Despite the beneficial organisms and nutrients they contain, however, compost activators are generally neither needed nor cost-effective. If you
could take a microscope to the
pea vines, old delphinium stalks
and lettuce plants tossed onto a
compost pile, you’d see they are
already seething with microorganisms, just what’s needed to
get decomposition underway. As
raw materials are piled together,
these microorganisms get to
work and rapidly multiply, as
long as they also have sufficient
moisture and air.
Composting microorganisms
are most hungry for the elements
carbon and nitrogen, the ideal
being a ratio of about 15 parts
carbon to 1 part of nitrogen.
(This need is analogous to our
own caloric needs mostly for carbohydrates, which are high in
AP Photo
IN THIS PHOTO, no special activators other than the element of
time are needed to turn garbage into rich, brown compost in New
Paltz, N.Y.
carbon, and protein, which is
high in nitrogen.)
Carbon as a compost food
comes from bulky, old plant
material, such as straw, hay,
autumn leaves, wood chips, and
old weeds and garden plants. It
would be impossible to stuff suitable quantities of any of these
materials in a box of “compost
Nitrogen could be squeezed
into a box but could also be
added by sprinkling nitrogen fertilizer or layers of manure on the
pile as it grows. Young, succulent
weeds and garden plants (such
as thinnings of excess carrot
seedlings) and kitchen scraps are
also high in nitrogen. Sprinkling
the contents of a box of compost
activator on a compost pile is an
expensive way to supply nitrogen, and brings no special benefits beyond what the above-mentioned materials would bring.
No need to get too exacting
about ratios of nitrogen and carbon because they are influenced
by such things as the form of the
nutrients and the particle sizes of
the materials that carry them.
Monitor the progress and health
of your compost pile with your
eyes and your nose — your eyes
preferably on a thermometer. As
long as the materials are moist, a
pile that doesn’t heat up indicates
insufficient nitrogen or excess carbon. A pile that smells bad signals
the opposite. Either condition can
be corrected by adding the needed
nitrogen or carbon materials.
Or by giving it time. A pile deficient in nitrogen, or built slowly
over a long period, may never get
hot but, in time, will turn to rich,
brown compost. Be patient.
The only compost piles that
might be candidates for compost
activators would be those oddball
piles built almost exclusively of offbeat materials, such as sawdust,
or with a lot of plant debris that
had been heavily sprayed with pesticides. Such piles could lack the
necessary organisms, temporarily
at least (sawdust alone is severely
deficient in nitrogen).
Even then, some soil and fertilizer would likely serve just as well.
So pay attention to the ratio of
the various things you add to
your compost pile, and then
watch and smell what happens.
Whatever you do, don’t fret too
much over details. Any pile of
organic materials, kept moist,
will eventually turn to compost.
Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015—35
Gwen Swiger
Associate Editor
Phone 472-5041 or fax 614-6529
[email protected]
Once a sideshow
Former preemies praise doctor years later
AP Photo
This sePT. 22, 2014 file photo shows Brussels sprouts in
Concord, N.H. New research suggests the picky eating problem is
rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may
signal emotional troubles that should be checked out. The study was
published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Most picky eating
harmless, but it can
signal emotional woes
CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of
picky eaters take heart: New
research suggests the problem is
rarely worth fretting over,
although in a small portion of
kids it may signal emotional
troubles that should be checked
Preschool-aged children who
are extremely selective about
what they eat and dislike even
being near certain foods are more
likely than others to have underlying anxiety or depression, the
study found. But only 3 percent
of young children studied were
that picky.
Less severe pickiness, dubbed
“moderate selected eating” in the
study, was found in about 18
percent of kids. These are children who will only eat a narrow
range of foods. Kids with either
level of pickiness were almost two
times more likely than others to
develop anxiety symptoms within
two years, the study found.
More typical pickiness, including kids who just refuse to eat
their vegetables, is probably
merely “normal dislike,” said eating disorders specialist Nancy
Zucker, the lead author and an
associate psychiatry professor at
school. These are the kids who
typically outgrow their pickiness
as they mature.
Zucker said young children
with moderate pickiness are
probably more likely to outgrow
the problem than the severe
group, although more research is
needed to confirm that.
The study was published
Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Dr. Arthur Lavin, a Cleveland
pediatrician said picky eating is
among the top concerns parents
bring to his office, and that the
study “helps us understand who
we should be concerned about.”
“There’s more going on here
than just not wanting to eat broccoli,” said Lavin, a member of an
American Academy of Pediatrics
committee on psycho-social
issues. He was not involved in
the research.
The study focused on about
900 children aged 2 through 5
who were recruited from primary
care doctors affiliated with
Duke’s medical center in
Durham, North Carolina.
Researchers did in-home interviews with parents to evaluate
kids’ eating habits and any mental health issues. Follow-up evaluations were done two years later
in almost 200 children.
Compared with children who
aren’t fussy eaters, depression
and social anxiety were at least
two times more common in kids
with severe pickiness; attention
deficit behavior and separation
anxiety symptoms were more
common in moderately selective
described in the study is akin to
avoidant/restrictive food intake
disorder, added in 2013 to the
latest edition of a widely used
psychiatric manual, the study
authors said. It can occur in all
ages; some of those affected are
extra-sensitive to food tastes,
smells and textures.
Zucker said severe pickiness
may be the first clue for parents
that a child is experiencing anxiety or depression and that they
may want to seek help from a
mental health specialist.
Moderate pickiness is less concerning but affected kids can
make family meal-times a battleground, she said. To avoid that,
Zucker suggests that parents try
introducing new foods at random
times during the day.
age 95, Lucille Horn often
reflects on her long, full life,
with a husband and five children, and how it might not have
happened if not for the renegade
doctor who put her in a Coney
Island sideshow when she was
just days old.
Horn is among thousands of
former premature babies whose
lives were saved in the early
20th century by Dr. Martin
Couney, a pioneer in the use of
incubators who sought acceptance for the technology by showing it off on carnival midways
alongside freak shows and fan
“Life Begins at the Baby
Incubator,” read one of the signs
at his displays — essentially a
ward with babies in the glass
cribs — that drew huge crowds
at world’s fairs, on the Atlantic
City boardwalk and Coney
Island’s Luna Park. Couney
invited desperate parents to
bring him their preemies, and he
paid for their care with the 25
cents he charged for admission.
Couney died in 1950, shortly
after incubators finally came
into wider use. Horn and others
who owe their lives to him want
their stories told so the doctor’s
curious tale — one that would
cause outrage by today’s standards — doesn’t die with them.
Horn was a twin born prematurely in 1920 in Brooklyn. Her
sister had died, and doctors told
her father to hold off on a funeral because Lucille would not
survive the day.
“He said: ‘Well that’s impossible; she’s alive now. We have to
do something for her,’” Horn
said. “My father wrapped me in
a towel and took me in a cab to
the incubator; I went to Dr.
Couney. I stayed with him quite
a few days. Almost five months.”
Couney was well known in the
early 1900s for his work in keeping premature babies alive. The
German-trained doctor studied
in Paris with Dr. Pierre Budin,
who had pioneered the theory of
enclosed incubators, designed to
keep babies warm and protect
them from germs.
The incubator was first seen
in 1896 at the Berlin Exposition,
and for the first time in the U.S.
at expositions in Omaha,
Nebraska, in 1898, and Buffalo,
New York, in 1901.
U.S. hospitals were slow to
adopt incubators for a variety of
reasons. A 2000 article on the
subject in the Journal of
Perinatology cited, among other
factors, the belief among early
1900s infant care experts that
premature babies were weaklings who, if they survived, were
likely to pass on that trait to
their own children.
Couney opened his first exhibit with “live babies” at Coney
Island’s Luna Park in 1903. By
the 1920s, the incubators were
kept in a Hansel-and-Gretel-like
cottage decorated with the
image of a stork overlooking a
nest of cherubs. And in the
1930s, he took his incubator
AP Photo/Mel evans
in This PhoTo, right, taken
Thursday Beth Allen looks
through photographs, taken by
her father after she was born premature in 1941, with her husband Marv Golland, at their
home in Hackensack, N.J. A century before reality TV, premature
infants were put on display in
primitive incubators. People paid
25 cents to see them at world’s
fairs, on the Atlantic City boardwalk, the sideshows at Coney
Island and elsewhere. It was the
only option for parents desperate
to keep their babies alive, and Dr.
Martin Couney did his best to
oblige. From 1903 to 1943,
Couney estimated, he kept alive
7,500 of the 8,500 children that
passed through his incubator
babies to the world’s fairs in
New York and Chicago, where
the display was on the midway
next to the show of burlesque
fan dancer Sally Rand. Couney
ended the sideshows in 1943.
“We think this is a spectacle.
We could never do this today,”
said Dr. Richard Schanler,
director of neonatal services at
Cohen Children’s Medical
Center of New York. “But at the
time, he was a leader. And I
think we owe a lot of the very
basic principles of neonatology
to this gentleman.”
In the early 1900s, when
most births occurred at home,
doctors weren’t always in the
picture, and premature babies
were often written off. While
exact numbers are difficult to
determine, medical historians
say Couney estimated he saved
7,500 of the 8,500 children that
passed through his incubators.
Writer A.J. Liebling noted in
a 1939 New Yorker magazine
piece that Couney became irate
at the suggestion he was merely
a showman.
“All my life I have been making propaganda for the proper
Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Alzheimer’s research has a
clear theme: Change your
lifestyle to protect your brain.
It will take several years for
scientists to prove whether some
experimental drugs could at
least delay Alzheimer’s disease,
and an aging population is at
risk now.
Whatever happens on the
drug front, there are generally
healthy everyday steps people
can take — from better sleep to
handling stress to hitting the
books — that research suggests
just might lower the risk of
changes “looks more promising
than the drug studies so far,”
said Dr. Richard Lipton of the
Albert Einstein College of
Medicine in New York, whose lab
researches what makes up
healthy aging. The findings on
stress prompted Lipton to take
up yoga.
Here are five tips to help
guard your brain against memory loss, based on research at the
International Conference:
Studies of more than 6,000
people linked poor sleep quality
— and especially sleep apnea —
to early memory problems called
mild cognitive impairment,
which in turn can raise the risk
of later Alzheimer’s. Other
research showed poor sleep can
spur a brain-clogging protein
named amyloid that’s a hallmark of Alzheimer’s.
Talk to your doctor if you’re
having sleep problems, advises
Dr. Kristine Yaffe of the
University of California, San
Francisco: “Sleep disorders are
so common, and we think many
are quite treatable.”
Seniors often are advised to
work crossword puzzles, take
music lessons or learn a new
language to keep the brain
engaged. The protective effects
of learning may start decades
earlier in life.
In Sweden, researchers at the
Karolinska Institute unearthed
school report cards and work
histories of more than 7,000
older adults. Good grades as
young as age 10 predicted lower
risk of dementia later in life. So
did getting a job that required
expertise with numbers or, for
women, complex interactions
with people — occupations
such as researchers or teachers.
Why? Learning and complex
thinking strengthen connections
between nerve cells, building up
“cognitive reserve” so that as
Alzheimer’s brews, the brain can
withstand more damage before
symptoms become apparent.
What’s good for the heart is
good for the brain, too, and
physical activity counters a list
of damaging problems — high
blood pressure, diabetes, high
cholesterol — that can increase
the risk of memory impairment
later in life.
Get started early: One study
tracked the habits of 3,200
young adults for 25 years, and
found those who were the least
active had the worst cognition
when they were middle-aged.
Sedentary behaviors like TV
watching played a role. Yaffe —
who just had her desk raised so
she can spend more time standing — worries about kids’
screen time.
care of preemies, who in other
times were allowed to die,” he
quoted the doctor as saying.
“Everything I do is strict ethical.”
Beth Allen was born in 1941,
and like Mrs. Horn, her twin
sister was too small to survive.
Her mother, she said, initially
rejected putting her child in
one of Couney’s incubators, but
her father persuaded Couney to
talk to his wife, who acquiesced.
“The whole thing is just
amazing to me,” Allen, who now
lives in Hackensack, New
Jersey, told The Associated
Press in an interview. “And the
older I get, the more appreciative I am of the opportunity that
I was given to be here to talk to
you, and to live a wonderful life
that I had.”
Carol Boyce Heinisch was an
incubator baby at Couney’s
exhibition in Atlantic City in
1942. Today, the 73-year-old
Absecon, New Jersey, woman is
a secretary in a law firm. She
has a family photograph of
Couney’s daughter, Hildegarde,
who worked as his nurse in
Atlantic City and held Carol
days after she was born.
“If it wasn’t for him, maybe I
Heinisch said. “I’m just very
grateful for what he did.”
Barbara Horn recently had
her mother record an oral history of her memories, including
meeting Couney as a teenager,
when she thanked him.
“It’s a story mom has told
many times,” the younger Horn
said. “Hearing her tell it now,
it’s given me a new sense of
appreciation for actually how
precarious things were for her
in the beginning and actually
how gutsy Dr. Couney was.”
Task force urges more data
into child autism screening
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government task force says more
research is needed to determine
if toddlers should be screened
for autism even if check-ups or
parents haven’t spotted developmental problems — despite
guidelines from other health
groups that urge such screening.
Doctors are supposed to routinely check if youngsters are
meeting appropriate milestones
or show signs of developmental
disorders including autism. And
specialists say parents should
immediately point out any concerns, such as whether a child
doesn’t make eye contact, so
they can receive appropriate
diagnostic testing.
Monday’s draft recommendation addresses another step,
whether doctors also should use
parent questionnaires and similar tools to screen for autism in
children under 3 who have no
obvious symptoms.
The U.S. Preventive Services
Task Force said there’s insufficient evidence to recommend
either for or against so-called
universal screening, and that
doctors should use their own
judgment until more research is
While early treatment is promising for the more severely
affected, that hasn’t been studied in children who have mild
symptoms that may be caught
only in screening, said task force
vice chairman and pediatrician
Dr. David Grossman. Other
questions include what age to
screen, and what tool to use.
“We’re not saying it’s the
wrong thing. We’re just saying
we’re not sure,” Grossman said.
The American Academy of
Pediatrics said the recommendation runs counter to its own
guideline that all children be
screened at ages 18 months and
24 months, in addition to standard developmental checks.
Other health groups also support screening.
“You identify the kids early,
you get them to treatment early,
and the outcome is better,” said
Dr. Susan E. Levy of the
Philadelphia and AAP’s autism
The task force’s draft recommendation is open for public
comment for 30 days.
36—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
United Club
has memorial
for servicemen
The United Club met July 27
at the Golden Corral. In the
absence of Martha Bostic,
founder and hostess of the club,
her son-in-law Charles Lupo
opened the meeting. Bostic could
not attend as she had a hospital
procedure the day before.
The featured speaker, Clyne
W. Buxton, author and former
editor at Pathway Press, was
introduced. His book, “Enjoy the
Journey,” was released recently
and he brought some of his books
to pass out to the club members
for them to follow during his talk.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the
flag was given and Kent
Gunderson offered the opening
prayer. For the devotion, Lupo
read Acts 17:10-12 (KJV) and
talked about two kinds of listeners and the contrast between the
disciples at Thessalonica and
Berea. He discussed the difference between passive listening
and aggressive listening. “A passive listener is one who is present
at services every week, but sits in
the pew and lets his mind wander,” he said.
“The aggressive listener, on the
other hand, walks into the sanctuary excited about what the
Lord is going to say. That’s the
Scripture, ‘This is the day that
the Lord has made, let us rejoice
and be glad in it.’”
In his opening, Buxton, an
ordained minister, told a few
things about himself — he grew
up in Mississippi, went to
Samford University, and after
graduating, came to Cleveland to
work for Pathway Press. He
served 16 years as director of
Sunday schools and youth literature and was editor of the The
Lighted Pathway. Later he served
as editor of a ministerial journal,
which became number one in
America by the Evangelical Press
Buxton, who writes a weekly
column for the Banner — The
Bible and Current Events —
talked about his book. He said it
is important to him, because a lot
of sweat and tears went into it.
He said, “If all the neglected
Bibles were dusted simultaneously, we would have a record
The UniTed ClUb met at the
Golden Corral on July 28. Clyne
Buxton was the guest speaker.
Right, A table was set up by
Shawn Markie — at the request
of Martha Bostic — with flowers,
a cross, a snow globe with an
eagle and a flag inside of it, three
patriotic themed license plates, a
Bible and the names of the servicemen who were killed on July
16 in Chattanooga.
NOTE: These photos can be
viewed at website:
dust storm and the sun would go
into eclipse for a whole week, he
says.” But, he continued, “All of
us do not let the Bible just sit and
gather dust. We believe it is God
breathed and a guide for daily living. We know it’s importance and
it says of itself.”
He quoted the Bible saying, “All
Scripture is given by inspiration
of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness,”
and explained, “The only book by
which you may know the future
with all certainty — it is the only
book that satisfactorily answers
the questions; where did I come
from, why am I here and where
am I going.”
He said he had in mind
(among other things) a coffee
table when he put the book
together. “One can read any article in it in 10 minutes or less,
which means of course, you can
almost read it on the run.”
About his column, Buxton
said, “Not only in the column do I
talk about experiences, but I also
talk about the sincerity of God’s
word. He said that some people
are using his book for a witness
to their family.”
During his talk, he designated
certain pages for everyone to turn
to as he reviewed some of his and
Cartwright was one of the
preachers he told about. He said
in a revival service, Cartwright
had everyone to pray. “He got on
his knees and started praying
and as he prayed, a young
woman began to cry and knelt
down and the revival went on all
night with Cartwright praying
and singing and preaching. It
went on all next day and went on
all that Sunday evening and
when the revival is over there
were 30 conversions,” Buxton
said. “Thank God for people like
At the end of his talk, Buxton
said, said, “Let’s close with a
word of prayer.”
The first door prize was won by
Calvin Davis and the second door
prize was won by Lily
Others attending the meeting
were Jim Sutton and Hilda
Sutton, club recorder Shawn
Markie, Juanita Poteet, Ruby
Ball, Joe Ben Chase, Kent
Gunderson, Barbara Tucker and
Sonya Whilhoit.
The next meeting will be held
at Golden Corral Restaurant at
11:30 a.m. on Aug. 25. The
speaker will be Jim Sutton.
For more information on the
United Club meetings, contact:
Bostic at 479-9207; Charles or
Joanie Lupo at 478-5766; or
Markie, at 476-5426.
‘Foxycat’ book is a colorful adventure
Welcome to Foxyland:
Great Adventures of Little Foxycat
By Wald Peterson
The curious and imaginative Foxycat must
explore his village to find the ingredients needed for
his mother to bake his favorite dessert, in this
delightful, fully illustrated children’s
From the moment he wakes up in
his cozy cottage on the edge of the
forest, Foxycat is filled with wonder
at the world around him.
With his vivid imagination knowing no bounds, he speaks to Mrs.
Toothbrush about going into battle
to defend his teeth from bacteria,
and chats happily to the contents of
his kitchen cupboards before sitting
down for breakfast. Indulging his
wandering mind and need to discover something new every day,
Foxycat’s mother sends him on a
journey to seek out the ingredients
to make his favorite pie.
Now out on his own in Foxyland, his imagination
is free to run even wilder. Foxycat sings a duet with
the sun, sporting a sombrero - of course - and has
a conversation with the fish found in the forest
brook. Not forgetting his important task - and the
freshly baked reward he will get upon completing it
- Foxycat makes at stop at Uncle Beaver’s sawmill
for a new breadboard and rolling pin, learning more
about the surrounding woods before heading to Mr.
Hams’ windmill for a bag of flour and a lesson on
the hard work it takes to run such a business.
Of course, he will still have to find a friend who
can help him get the milk…
With Great Adventures of Little Foxycat, Wald
Peterson has created a fantastical and warm new
world in which friendship, discovery and learning with open eyes
are the central, heartfelt themes.
Filled with bright and expressive
illustrations, Foxycat’s journey in
the animated world of Foxyland is
beautifully rendered, a wonderful
story that parents, teachers and
children will enjoy reading and
revisiting. Great Adventures of
Little Foxycat is an amusing new
addition to children’s illustrative
fiction that will be delight younger
readers for years to come.
Wald Peterson grew up in
Bulgaria, dreaming of becoming an
astronaut and having his creativity
stoked by his mother’s drawing and his father’s woodcarving. He now works in the aerospace industry and
has spent the last fifteen years writing poems and
short stories for the enjoyment of his family. This is
his first children’s book.
“Great Adventures of Little Foxycat” will be available Sept. 1 online from retailers including and can be ordered from all good
bookstores. You can follow the continuing adventures of Foxycat on Twitter @Foxycat_Curious.
Now is the time to register for Girl Scouts
head back to school, a new Girl
Scout year is beginning. New
troops are forming, and the Girl
Scout Council of the Southern
Appalachians is reaching out to
girls and volunteers to join the
Most girls join Girl Scouts in
their early elementary school
years. It’s a safe place for girls to
make new friends as they have
fun and explore the world, learn
life skills, get outside, give back to
their communities, and become
future leaders.
“I’ve made some of my best
friends through Girl Scouts,” said
2015 Gold Award Girl Scout
Sarah Atkins. “You know you’re
going to be with great girls who
have great values, because that’s
what Girl Scouts brings out in
The council also has an urgent
need for volunteers to serve the
girls. Volunteers decide how to
help and how much time to give.
“Girl Scouts is made possible by
our dedicated and passionate volunteers, who support and guide
girls on their personal leadership
journey.” Says Booth Kammann,
chief executive officer of the Girl
Scout Council of the Southern
Appalachians. “We always need
more caring adults who want to
make a positive difference in a
girl’s life.”
Girls and volunteers can join by
going to and entering their zip code to start the
process. Girls will see which
troops have immediate openings,
and volunteers will receive most of
their training online.
Research shows hands-on
opportunities offered by largest
girl-led organization in the world
positively impact all aspects of
girls’ lives.
Girls gain valuable benefits
from Girl Scouting not necessarily
taught in the classroom.
“Learning by doing” is a cornerstone of Girl Scouts, and the Girl
Scout Research Institute finds
girls who learn by doing in a girlled program are more likely to:
— Become better at conflict resolution, problem solving, team
building, cooperation, and developing a more positive sense of self.
· Develop important leadership
outcomes, such as practical life
skills, critical thinking, and
healthy relationships.
— Develop positive youth outcomes, such as a strong sense of
self, healthy relationships, and
resourceful problem solving at a
faster rate.
While Girl Scouts is open to all
girls from kindergarten through
grade 12, anyone over the age of
18 can become a Girl Scout volunteer.
About the Girl Scout Council of
the Southern Appalachians: The
Girl Scout Council of the Southern
Appalachians serves 46 counties
stretching from North Georgia,
through East Tennessee, and into
Southwest Virginia.
Come celebrate
with us!
Saturday - August 15, 2015
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
You are invited to attend an Open House
at CHI Memorial Convenient Care. Join
us in celebrating one year of urgent care
service to the greater Cleveland area.
Come for blood pressure checks, chair
massages, grip strength assessments,
ambulance tours, giveaways, door prizes,
refreshments and fun activities. For more
information, call (423)790-7750.
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Gwen Swiger
Associate Editor
Phone 472-5041 or fax 614-6529
[email protected]
The Isaacs & The Browders
Aug. 20 concert to benefit missions
Special to the Banner
On Thursday evening, Aug.
20, Grand Ole Opry stars the
Isaacs and gospel music stars
the Browders will perform a
concert to benefit the Marcelly’s
Dream Project.
The benefit concert Aug. 20 is
being presented by AGM World
Missions at South Cleveland
Church of God.
The concert begins at 7 p.m.
with doors opening at 6 p.m.
Marcelly is the daughter of
missionaries Max and Debbie
Thompson. They were serving as
administrators of an orphanage
in Brazil when 7-year-old
Marcelly had her dream. In
Marcelly’s dream, she saw a
“vision of Jesus telling her she
would preach the gospel to children in Africa.”
Today, the Thompsons are
directors of the Phebe Grey
Orphanage in Liberia, Africa.
This child’s dream inspired
Church of God World Missions
director Tim Hill to launch
Marcelly’s Dream Project in
November of 2012.
The beginning of the project
was helping orphanages, but it
has been expanded into four
areas — the Word, Water,
Wellness and Walls.
The Word is the “spread of the
Word of God to every nation.”
The start was putting Bibles
in each child’s language in their
The Water is an effort to partner with others to help provide
clean water to those needing it.
The Walls refers to the need
for upgrading and expanding of
The Wellness is a reference to
helping “improve the health and
sanitation of the places God has
sent us.”
The Isaacs
The Isaacs, a multi-award
winning family group, are based
in Nashville. The vocalists are
Lily Isaacs, Ben Isaacs, Sonya
Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca
Isaacs Bowman.
Playing their own acoustic
instruments and joined by other
band members, the Isaacs have
a unique style that blends tight,
family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation.
Their musical influences
emerge from all genres of music
including bluegrass, rhythm
and blues, folk, and country,
contemporary acoustic and
Southern Gospel.
The Isaacs perform frequently
at the Grand Ole Opry, are
active members on the Gaither
The Isaacs
The Browders
Concert Series and travel
throughout the year performing
Concert venues include civic
centers, auditoriums, arenas,
fair grounds, parks, churches
and other locations.
They have performed the
National Anthem for many
sporting events, including a
Cincinnati Bengal's football
Predators Hockey games, an
Astros/ Braves pre-season
baseball game as well as various
political gatherings. They also
received a standing ovation for
Korean students enjoy visit to Cleveland
Banner Staff Writer
A group of young Korean
students have been visiting in
Cleveland over the final two
week of July,and into August.
The six students are being
chaperoned by Jongseoung Yoo
and Hyouna Hong of Seoul’s
April Institute.
The two adults attended Lee
University. Yoo is branch manager of the Korean school, and
Hong a teacher.
Yoo explained the has
brought a number of Korean
students to visit in America,
saying the interaction with
local youth assists the development of the students’ English
language skills. He said they
also learn about American children while interacting with
Yoo plans to return next
year. He expects to bring 15
students in 2016.
For the past two weeks, the
Korean students have been
participating in the day camp
at Cleveland’s Family YMCA.
Helping to coordinate the
visit was Cleveland’s Molly
Near. She is an old friend of
Yoo from Lee University.
YMCA associate Rodney
Banner photo, LARRY C. BOWERS
THESE SIX STUDENTS from the April Institute in Seoul, Korea, are visiting the Cleveland community for about a month. Last week they attended the Youth Day Camp at Cleveland’s Family YMCA.
The students are, from left, Gyu Buem Kim, Ji Young Ryu, Seo Yun Lee, Sumin Lee, Hee Woon Jang
and Hye Min Lee.
Murray said, "We are so fortunate that the YMCA was chosen
to be a part of this great partnership. These students experienced the fun of day camp, and
helped to enrich the program
by sharing their culture with
other campers. The experience
was great for everyone
The group still has plans to
go on an Ocoaee River rafting
trip, sponsored by Ocoee
Discussing their visit at the
YMCA last week, the students
all agreed the most fun they’ve
had has been “swimming.” Two
of the youth had to be forced
out of the pool for a photograph.
The students added they’ve
enjoyed activities at the “Y”
with the other day campers,
and praised the assistance of
counselors Ruby McGruder,
Martez Barber and Mohammad
“Mo” Elgadi.
The month-long visit by the
Korean students is not all fun
and games. They are also
working on language skills and
considering plans for their
future education — perhaps in
Prior to their Aug. 16 departure, they will travel to the
Atlanta area.
Yoo and Hong will be taking
the students on visits to the
campuses of the University of
Georgia, Georgia Tech and
Emory University in Atlanta.
They have been visiting
throughout the Cleveland and
Bradley County community,
and are staying on the Lee
University campus.
The two chaperones may be
a little prejudiced, but they
would like to see the students
return one day to continue
their education at Lee.
The group will depart on
their return trip Aug. 16 from
Atlanta. They will fly first to
Detroit, then leave for the nonstop overseas flight to Seoul.
They will have a number of
adventures to relate to the 220
students at April Institute.
Lee Symphonic Band shares music in Central Europe
Special to the Banner
From June 6 through 16, the
Lee University Symphonic Band
completed a trip to Hungary,
Austria, Croatia and Serbia, performing in various venues in
these nations.
The ensemble was invited by
Jonathan Augustine, the regional
superintendent for Central
Europe for the Church of God
World Missions.
Dan and Rose Smith and their
daughter Marion served as the
group’s hosts.
The Smiths are missionaries to
Hungary for the Church of God.
A 1977 graduate of Lee
University, Dand and his family
have spent the last 25 years ministering in Central Europe, particularly in Hungary and Albania.
The trip had several purposes,
according to Mark Bailey, Lee
Symphonic Band conductor.
First was to share the love of
Christ with the people of Central
Europe. Second, to allow Lee
University Symphonic Band students the opportunity to experiSee BAND, Page 38
LEE SYMPHONIC BAND and Hungarian youth perform at a concert was held at the Kroó György Music School in Budapest.
their patriotic performance at
Carnegie Hall.
The Browders
From their beginning traveling together as a family in a
Dodge Omni car, The Browders
have journey to a successful
music ministry with national
This family group consists of
Tommy Browder, his sons —
Matthew and David — and
Matthew’s wife, Sonya.
They travel year round, keepSee CONCERT, Page 38
Eric Watson
Bradley County
Happy birthday,
Smokey Bear!
Can you remember in the
1970s, when Citizens Band
radios weren’t just for truckers,
they were a fad?
Everybody knew the lingo
back then and used it as often a
possible. There was even a hit
record about a CB-using bunch
of truckers.
“Breaker One-Nine, What’s your
How about that very popular
movie about police and truckers, known as “Smokey and the
Bandit?” That made the “Bear”
slang for police.
I will admit that’s what I
thought of when I looked at my
daily calendar and noted that
today is Smokey Bear’s 71st
I realize that Smokey is
known more for preventing forest fires than anything else, but
as your Sheriff, when I hear
“Bear”…I think “law enforcement officer.”
The icon Smokey Bear and
your Bradley County Sheriff’s
Office do have a lot in common.
We are both seriously committed to serving and protecting the
people in our community. We
believe in the prevention of
problems by being pro-active in
our approach to the enforcement of the law.
True, Smokey Bear, while not
a real, living creature, has long
been a wonderful way to remind
us all to be careful with fire in
our wooded areas. Our region is
blessed with beautiful forests
and fields, and it’s our Godgiven task to be good stewards
of those resources, including
being extremely careful with fire.
Yes, Smokey Bear is 71 years
old. A brilliant advertising icon
that is as well known today as
Smokey asks that we be good
stewards of the natural
resources in God’s world. That
said, it’s a God-given task for me
as your sheriff, to be a good
steward of this office, the people
that serve along side me, the
buildings and materials we use
daily. Stewardship is of great
importance to me .… And it has
been for 11 months, since I was
named your sheriff … and it will
continue to be.
Happy birthday, Smokey
Bear! Thank you for your lesson
in good stewardship.
38—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
6 state sites added
to National Register
of Historic Places
From Page 37
ence the culture in Hungary,
Austria, Croatia and Serbia, he
Students were exposed to arts,
culture and important historical
landmarks as well as other
Christian believers.
The group was also able to
share the gospel to many who
heard it for the first time, Bailey
The Lee group performed concerts and religious services in
Hungary, Croatia, and Serbia,
but as in other nations, the band
was able to incorporate the eclectic style the band has utilized in
church services, concerts and
other venues in America.
One concert was held at the
Kroó György Music School in
Budapest. The Symphonic Band
performed works by Holsinger,
Sousa, Galante, Bartok and
other composers in its portion of
the concert to a very large audience at the school.
The Lee Symphonic Band’s
performance was deeply appreciated and the applause, according
to Dan Smith, “was the loudest
and longest he had ever heard in
The Lee Symphonic Band then
joined with the music school’s
60-piece Youth Symphony, a 60voice middle school choir as well
as guest soloists, performing
Bernstein’s West Side Story.
“America” had to be performed
twice because of the applause of
the audience.
“I personally was very proud of
the work of the students.both
from Hungary and the Lee
University Symphonic Band,”
Bailey said.
The coordinators for this concert were the director of
Crescendo, Eszter Dudas and
her husband, Attila Füzesséry,
the conductor of the orchestra.
The concert served as a real
introduction to the Church of
God and Lee University.
István Dominkó, who has a
doctorate in piano, and his wife
Csilla, an instructor in cello, are
also members of the Church of
God and performed for the Lee
University group while they were
in Hungary.
“We now have a connection
between Lee University and
Crescendo, a Christian music
organization based in Budapest.
It is possible in the near future
for Lee University music professors, undergraduate and graduate music majors to take part in
the Crescendo Summer Institute
as applied music instructors and
teachers. This past year, there
were Christian musicians from
31 nations taking part in this
Summer Institute,” Bailey said.
The leaders of the Crescendo
office — Eszter Dudas, Balázs
Végh and Dániel Hamar — were
the organizers and coordinators
for the five flash mobs Lee students performed throughout
Budapest and Velence, Hungary.
impromptu concerts that allowed
us to take our music and ministry to the people in Hungary.
After we performed short 10
minute concerts, young people
from Calvary Chapel as well as
the Church of God members in
Hungary would talk with people
about faith and Christ. This
proved to be very effective. We
promoted a final concert that
was held in a central downtown
area close to the Danube River
on June 12,” Bailey said.
Approximately 700 people
were in attendance at this outdoor concert. It was an important success for the church in
LEE SYMPHONIC BAND visited the Beethoven Memorial in Hungary.
Hungary because it gave the
Church of God a much needed
visibility to the people of
National services were organized in Hungary, Croatia and
Serbia. The first Sunday of the
trip, June 7, all of the Church of
God congregations gathered at
the International Church of
Budapest for a special service
hosted by regional superintendent Jonathan Augustine and
István Kocsis, the national overseer for the Church of God in
Dan Smith and his family led
in worship in that service. Eszter
Dudas, Attila Füzesséry and
Csilla Sallai Dominkó performed
several incredible string trio
numbers accompanied at the
piano by István Dominkó.
Included was a very worshipful
rendition of “Holy, Holy, Holy.”
The next day the group traveled to Vienna, Austria.
On Tuesday, they traveled by
train to the town of Velence
where the band performed at
Velence Elementary School.
Dan Smith, who has taught at
this school, said it is known for
its excellence . The students
enjoyed the concerts and asked
many questions about playing
instruments and music in
The Lee Symphonic Band students were able to have lunch
with a select group of students
(these students’ reward for academic excellence in the classroom) and considered this as an
extremely meaningful moment of
the trip, Bailey said.
On Wednesday, the ensemble
spent time sightseeing throughout Budapest, specifically spending time at the downtown city
market. The students were able
to visit several famous sites in
Particularly stunning was the St.
Matthew’s Cathedral, which
overlooks the Danube River,
Parliament and other sites in the
On Wednesday evening, they
rehearsed with students from the
Kroó György Music School.
On Friday in downtown
Budapest, the group performed
another full concert at 7:30 p.m.
attended the last concert. Many
of the people from the Thursday
night concert came, as well as
Many people were witnessed to
after the concert and the organizers thought that the entire week
was a great success and had initiated an idea that would be a
format for future similar flash
mob events in Hungary.
Dániel Hamar, who coordinated the evangelistic events, was
especially complimentary of the
way these mini concerts worked.
On June 13, the band traveled
to Vukovar, Croatia to participate
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events of the trip was the band
students and the youth from
Serbia taking turns singing
‘10,000 Reasons’ in their respective languages.
“Pastor Radovanović is a
visionary leader and had planned
the event well. He told me that
this was extremely important to
their future ministry in Serbia.
The city leaders were very
impressed with how the event
was planned and the quality of
music performed,” Bailey said.
On June 15, the ensemble
returned to Velence, Hungary
and performed one more concert
in the city square.
“The Europe trip, for me, was
extremely overwhelming. It was
overwhelming to see castles on
street corners. It was overwhelming to hear people speaking different languages in all directions.
It was overwhelming to play a
concert in Budapest, Hungary,
and see how music truly is a universal language, how it brings joy
and life to people's hearts, no
matter where they are from or
who they are,” Lee University
Symphonic Band member Sophie
Lockhart said.
“But I think more than anything, it was overwhelming to
experience how deeply and passionately God loves us, that He
would choose us to do something
so beautiful in a country that is
equally beautiful,” she said.
“I’m not sure I can explain how
humbling it is to truly feel God
moving in my life, and to know
that out of all the people in the
world, He picked me,” Lockhart
Yu Ying Chang, who joined
Symphonic Band this semester
and is a master of music in performance major in piano, related
how she had a profound experience with Christ on the trip. She
had performed the Bartok Piano
Sonata masterfully for several
“It was extremely moving to all
of us as she shared her testimony about how Christ had
changed her life. This is why we
raised the money, made detailed
plans, and worked diligently to
execute this type of trip. It is
why we do what we do at Lee.
Share Christ’s love to others,
provide profound meaningful
experiences for our students,
and mentor our students to let
their talents and abilities be
joined with their faith so incredible things can be done for the
kingdom,” Bailey said.
The group raised $110,000
through fundraising activities
and direct contributions given to
students through fundraising
letters. This amount paid for all
the transportation, lodging, extra
luggage and instrument requirements by the airlines as well as
and the rental of the instruments
and equipment in Central
Area students named
to Sewanee Dean's List
ing a full concert schedule as
well as holding revivals across
the country.
The Browders play much of
their music live with Tommy on
acoustic lead, David on bass,
Matthew on rhythm guitar and
Sonya on piano. They also
write most of their own music.
“Breakthrough Artist of the
Year” in the prestigious 2013
AGM Awards. They have
enjoyed Singing News No. 1
song charting success with
original songs like “Praise You
In This Valley,” “Message Of
The Cross” and “Land Of No
With the release of their
Message” recording came a
in a special Valley of Blessings
concert as well as a combined
worship service in Vinkovci,
Croatia on June 14.
Dan Smith had worked very
closely with Vlado Pšenko, the
director of Valley of Blessings
and Matej Lazar Kovačević, the
national overseer of Croatia in
organizing these events.
Vukovar is referred to as “The
Valley of Sorrow,” because of the
number of atrocities that happened
Yugoslavian War in the 1990s.
The event was focused on building bridges between the Serbians
and Croatians and bringing unity
to the city.
Music teams from the local
Catholic church (Croatian) and
the Orthodox church (Serbian)
joined in the concert. The local
Church of God team, as well as
other singers and musicians performed. The Church of God leadership considered this to be an
extremely effective service.
On June 13, the group ministered at the Church of God in
Vinkovci, Croatia. This sanctuary
was built by the Central Church
of God of Charlotte, N.C. congregation after the previous sanctuary
Yugoslavian War. The beautiful
facility seats about 400 people. It
was packed for the Sunday
morning service, a national
Church of God event supported
by all the Church of God pastors
in Croatia and Bosnia. People
traveled from eastern Croatia,
Bosnia and Herzegovina to
attend these services.
“Four people accepted the Lord
in the service. It was extremely
moving to worship with the people of Croatia and for them to
worship with us in the service,”
Bailey said.
On Sunday afternoon, the
group crossed the border into
Serbia. An outdoor concert was
sponsored by the Church of God
in Sremska Mitrvica, Serbia.
Miroslav Radovanović, the
national overseer in Serbia and
pastor of the church there, had
arranged for an outdoor concert
in the city square. This was the
largest attended event of all of
our concerts in Central Europe.
The church in Serbia has a
very large youth group. They had
worked with the city leaders in
planning the concert. The Lee
University Symphonic Band was
the first band from America to
visit the city.
This was extremely important
to the Church of God in Serbia
because of opposition to evangelical churches in Serbia by the
Orthodox Church. The concert
was cut short by severe thunderstorms, but the music was very
well received. After the concert,
the students went back to the
church and had a meal with the
young people of the church.
“One of the most moving
milestone —their first No. 1
radio singles. They are currently performing songs from that
recording as well as their hits
and most-requested songs.
Their current CD release,
“Time Machine,” already has a
number one song on the AGM
Charts in “He's Alive.”
The Browders’ mission is
“to bring hope to a lost and
dying world and to encourage
and challenge believers.”
South Cleveland Church of
God is located at 1846
Volunteer Drive, just off APD
40 behind the Hyundai dealership.
Tickets are $35 for the Artist
Circle; main floor, $20 in
advance and $25 at the door;
and balcony, $15 in advance
and $20 at the door.
Tickets may be purchased at
[email protected] or by calling 423488-5924.
SEWANEE — The following
area students have been named
to the Dean's List at the
University of the South for the
Easter 2015 term.
To earn a place on Sewanee's
Dean's List, a student must earn
a minimum grade point average
of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale.
Included are:
Taylor Morris of Benton, who
is the child of Mr. and Mrs.
Randall T. Morris.
Christian Whittemore of
Cleveland, who is the child of Mr.
and Mrs. Jason T. Whittemore.
Allison Arnold of Harrison,
who is the child of Mr. Michael S.
Tia Strickland of Harrison,
who is the child of Mr. and Mrs.
Gordon K. Strickland.
The University of the South,
familiarly known as Sewanee,
comprises a nationally recognized College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences and a distinguished
School of Theology.
Richardson graduates
from Troy University
Richardson of Cleveland, has
graduated from Troy University
semester/Term 5 of the 20142015 academic year.
Richardson attended the
University's Global Campus and
graduated with the bachelor of
science degree from the College
of Arts and Sciences.
Summer semester graduates
include students at TROY's campus in Troy, Ala. Term 5 graduates include students at campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and
Montgomery, Ala., and Global
Campus, which consists of
teaching sites outside of
Alabama and online.
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee
announced today the addition of
six Tennessee sites to the
National Register of Historic
“The National Register is an
honorary recognition for timehonored places that enrich our
communities and make them
unique,” said Patrick McIntyre,
state historic preservation officer
and executive director of the
Commission. “We hope this
recognition helps generate and
reinforce an appreciation for
these special properties, so they
can be retained for present and
The National Register of
Historic Places is the nation’s
official list of cultural resources
worthy of preservation. It is part
of a nationwide program that
coordinates and supports efforts
to identify, evaluate and protect
Commission, as the State
Historic Preservation Office,
administers the program in
Sites added to the National
Register of Historic Places are:
Fall Creek Falls Fire
Lookout Tower
The steel frame Fall Creek
Falls Lookout Tower was built
around 1895 as an observation
tower in Missionary Ridge, overlooking the Chickamauga and
Chattanooga National Military
Park. It was moved into the state
park in 1941 as part of the efforts
to manage the forested area. The
80-foot tall tower is at an elevation of 2,026 feet and the cabin
provides a panoramic view of the
surrounding forest. A historic
crew house, pump/well house,
cabin and several utility buildings are also located at the site.
The fire lookout tower complex is
important locally and statewide
for its design and as a representation of the state’s efforts to protect and manage its natural
Murphy Springs Farm
The circa 1841 Gothic Revival
Hugh Murphy House is the centerpiece of the National Register
listed Murphy Springs Farm.
Located in northeast Knox
County, the 176 acres in the
nomination include the main
house, smoke house, spring
house, garages, chicken coop
and cemeteries. Pastures, agricultural fields and woods surround the buildings on the property. In the 19th century the land
was used for subsistence farming; after that the land was
farmed for hay and corn fields to
be used for dairy stock. In the
1940s, and continuing today,
cows are raised on the farm. The
farm was settled in 1797 and is
important locally as an illustration of settlement patterns, agricultural history and architecture
in Knox County.
RCA Victor Studios Building
The nationally significant RCA
Victor Studios Building in
Nashville was built in 1964-65. It
was designed by the WB
Cambron company with engineering design by Alan Stevens
and John E. Volkmann of RCA
Victor in New York City. One of
three new RCA studios,
Nashville’s new building was the
first combination recording studio and office building in the
city’s Music Row neighborhood.
The RCA Victor Studios Building
helped shape two country music
eras in the US. First was the
Nashville Sound promoted by
Chet Akins into the 1970s. The
second phenomenon lasted into
the late 1970s and was under the
leadership of Jerry Bradley. This
was the Outlaw movement that
widened the popularity of country music from a southern
regional sound into a national
genre of music. Threatened with
demolition in the last year, the
Studio A Preservation Partners
stepped in to save the building.
Old Grainger County Jail
The circa 1845 Old Grainger
County Jail is located on Highway
92 in Rutledge. The two-story,
solid brick building served as the
jail until circa 1949. Designed
and built with no embellishments,
this is one of the oldest jail buildings in Tennessee. The building is
a key reminder of the important
role of local government in maintaining order and justice in
Rutledge. Architecturally, the jail
is a good example of a utilitarian
government building designed
without flourishes. The Grainger
County Historical Society has
owned and operated the building
for many years and has plans to
expand its use.
Rutledge Presbyterian
Church and Cemetery
Constructed in 1903, the
Rutledge Presbyterian Church in
Grainger County is an outstanding example of a Folk Victorian
style church with Gothic Revival
detailing. The one-story, weather-boarded building is highlighted on the exterior with a corner
bell tower, shingles in the front
gable and stained glass windows.
Inside, the sanctuary retains
wood wainscoting and floors. A
historically associated cemetery,
with burials dating to 1864, surrounds the church.
Ravenscroft Mine
Approximately 25 acres of the
former Ravenscroft Mine site
near Sparta were listed in the
National Register. The mine was
once the only shaft coal mine in
the area and it serves as an
important reminder of the significance of the coal industry in the
Cumberland Plateau. Rail lines
came to the Cumberland Plateau
in 1887 and large scale mining
soon began. Begun between 1901
and 1904, Ravenscroft included a
company town and mining operation. Mining of “soft” coal at the
site stopped in 1937 and all
equipment was removed. Today
only concrete and stone foundations, machine bases and a slate
dump remain. The nominated
property is owned by White
County and plans are to develop
the site as a park.
Fiction incorporates
Ocoee gorge massacre
The notorious Rebel bushwhacker John P. Gatewood intercepted and executed a group of
Georgia youths in the Ocoee
River Gorge during the Civil War.
The group was on its way to join
Union forces at Cleveland.
Now known as the Madden
Branch Massacre, the event is a
key scene in a new novel by
Murphy, N.C., writer Wally Avett.
“My book is fiction,” Avett said.
“But it’s solidly based on truth,
that happened
in Tennessee
Carolina during the War
Between the
he said, a historical marker
M a d d e n
Branch Massacre was erected
four years ago at McCaysville,
Ga. It was done by Georgia
because the victims were all from
“But no historical marker
exists in Tennessee, on U.S-64
where Madden Branch joins the
Ocoee. This is where it actually
happened; however, the only
thing motorists learn there now
is that the old bridge is being
replaced,” Avett said.
Longtime editor of the
Cherokee Scout newspaper at
Murphy, he is now retired and
writes a regular column, Hillbilly
Ranger for the weekly paper.
“Rebel Bushwhacker’ is available at the Whitewater Center in
the Ocoee, in stores in Murphy
and via Amazon as paperback or
digital download.
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Local residents
earn degrees from
WGU Tennessee
Photos by Mike Wesson
Lee University conferred 211 degrees Aug. 1 in its summer commencement ceremony. Attendees
heard speaker Dr. James Catanzaro, right photo, challenge the graduates. Catanzaro’s 24-year tenure
at Chattanooga State Community College was marked by rapid growth in enrollment, the addition of
numerous programs and extensive development of the physical campus. The veteran educator gave four
pieces of advice to the graduates: 1) Plot your course carefully, using knowledge you have gained about
yourself, 2) seek out a mentor and seek to become one, 3) stay rooted spiritually, continuing to serve
others, and 4) give back to your alma mater by being the graduate Lee can be proud of, living well every
day and making wise choices. Of the 211 degrees conferred on Saturday, 139 were bachelor’s degrees
and 72 were graduate degrees, 21 of which went to the first graduates from Lee’s master of business
administration program.The summer event is one of three graduation weekends at Lee each year. Lee
also holds commencements in May and December. The ceremony was preceded by the Commissioning
Service on July 31, which featured six student speakers sharing their experiences at Lee. These included
Abisola Adedo, Charles Benitez, Ryan Ferrell, Chelsea Miller, Caitlin Schrider and Alexandra Swope.
Registration for the fall semester will begin Aug. 17, and classes will resume on Aug. 19. In photo at left
are Byron Whittington and Aaron Weatherford, two of Lee’s first master of business administration graduates.
Registration underway for
Lee’s Fall Encore Program
Special to the Banner
Program, which offers people age
60 and over the opportunity to
take university courses, has a new
line-up of specially designed minicourses for the fall. These minicourses are planned exclusively for
Encore-eligible students and are
available along with selected traditional courses.
With only a $25 fee for up to two
courses, the Encore Program will
offer the following courses:
Spanish Language and Culture for
Travelers V, Fitness for the Encore
Years, Joint Conditioning, Baseball
Legends and Heroes, Microsoft
Word and Excel for Beginners,
Computers for Beginners, HandBuilt Ceramics, Archaeology and
the Bible, Golden Age of the British
Mystery Novel, Creative Writing
Workshop Part II, Second Seasons
Two: More on Successful Aging
and Research, iHows in the iWorld,
Beginning Photoshop, Battles and
Leaders of the Civil War, and
Divine Rules for Successful
Christian Living.
n Spanish Language & Culture
for Travelers V is a continuation of
the Spanish Language & Culture
for Travelers IV offered in spring
It is intended for travelers to
further their knowledge of
through the study of language, culture, and useful expression.
Students will be exposed to a more
in-depth look into the political,
social and religious issues occurring in some Spanish-speaking
Dr. Alexander Steffanell, associate professor of Spanish, will teach
this four-week course on Tuesday
and Thursday afternoons, Oct. 6
through Nov. 3.
n Fitness for the Encore Years
is a 10-week course that will teach
active but low-impact aerobic and
weight resistance exercises that
will include sitting and standing.
The class will begin with introductory exercises, and each week will
include a new component to
encourage the participants to challenge their fitness levels.
Students need to wear comfortable clothing for movement and
shoes with good support. Roxanne
Tyson will teach this course on
Wednesday afternoons, Sept. 8
through Nov. 17.
n Tyson will also teach the
Encore Joint Conditioning Class, a
10-week course that will cover different techniques to help students
strengthen and regain movement
in their joints.
The class will include different
stretches and breathing techniques to help with relaxation and
flexibility. Students will need to
wear the proper attire.
The class will meet on
Wednesday afternoons, Sept. 8
through Nov. 17.
n Baseball Legends and Heroes,
a five-week course, will use Ken
Burns’ documentary to teach the
history of baseball from its earliest
beginnings to the 21st century.
Students will have the opportunity to travel to places such as the
Ty Cobb Museum, the Shoeless
Joe Jackson Museum, and the
Johnny Mize Museum in addition
to learning about the game’s history.
This course is taught by Dr.
David Altopp and will meet on
Tuesday and Thursday mornings,
Aug. 25 through Sept. 24.
n Microsoft Word and Excel for
Beginners is designed to present
students with the basic concepts of
Word and Excel.
The goal for each student is to
create simple documents and
spreadsheets using the computer
programs. The five-week class will
meet on Thursday evenings, Sept.
3 through Oct. 8 and will be taught
by Rhonda Graham.
n Graham will also teach the
Computers for Beginners class, to
help students learn the basics of
computers such as sending and
receiving emails, searching the
internet, and using social media to
keep in touch with family.
Students should bring a 2 gigabyte flash drive with them. The
course will meet on Tuesday
evenings, Sept. 1 through Oct. 6.
n Hand-Built Ceramics will
teach students to make and glaze
their own ceramic creations. There
is a $30 materials fee.
This class, taught by John
Simmons, assistant professor of
art, will meet on Tuesday evenings
from Aug. 25 to Sept. 29.
n Dr. Brian Peterson, assistant
professor of Old Testament, will
teach Archaeology and the Bible,
which will offer a general overview
of the field of biblical archaeology.
Topics covered will include
methodology, basic history, important discoveries, key debates about
biblical sites, and why this knowledge is important to believers.
Along with instructor lectures,
the class will include guest lectures, video presentations, and
discussions. The six-week course
will meet Wednesday afternoons,
Aug. 26 through Sept. 30.
n Golden Age of the British
Mystery Novel will cover five novels
from the four British “Queens of
Mystery” during the Golden Age:
Agatha Christie, Dorothy L.
Sayers, Ngaio Marsh and Margery
Discussion of British culture of
the period will accompany discussion of the novels and their various
Dr. Christopher Coulter, associate professor of English, will teach
this five-week course meeting
Wednesday afternoons, Sept. 2
through 30.
n Brian Conn will teach Creative
Writing Workshop Part II on
Tuesday afternoons, Sept. 15
through Nov. 3.
This course seeks to pursue better writing through a workshop
model, with all participants subjecting their work to the scrutiny of
the class.
Students who desire to write
better in creative genres and who
were enrolled in Creative Writing
Workshop in the spring of 2015 are
eligible for this course.
n Second Seasons Two: More on
Successful Aging and Research
will be a five-week course considering new research on aging from a
multidisciplinary point of view.
Students will consider the medical,
social, environmental, and spiritual aspects of the encore years.
The class will be team taught by
sociologists and Lee faculty Karen
Mundy Judkins and Bennett
Judkins and will take place on
Monday evenings from Sept. 21 to
Oct. 19.
n iHows in the iWorld will be
taught by Dr. Bill Jaber, professor
of computer information systems,
and will introduce the student to
the world of iPads and iPhones.
The course will cover the basics
of navigation, settings, email,
FaceTime, messaging, and taking
pictures and videos. Students will
learn how to share pictures with
friends and family through messaging, email, and Facebook, while
also examining free apps, utilities,
and games for the devices.
The six-week course will take
place Tuesday evenings, Sept. 1
through Oct. 6.
n Tom Kilpatrick will teach
Basic Digital Photography, which
will cover the basic functions of the
digital camera as well as basic
Photoshop functions and the aesthetics of the photographic image.
A camera with manual controls
is recommended.
This six-week course will meet
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
from Aug. 25 to Oct. 1.
n Beginning Photoshop will
cover the basic tools of Photoshop
and will be specifically geared to
applications for post-processing
Students need to have access to
the Photoshop program. This
course, also taught by Kilpatrick,
will meet Tuesday and Thursday
afternoons, Oct. 6 through Nov.
n Dr. Drew Bledsoe, assistant
professor of history, will teach
Battles and Leaders of the Civil
War, an in-depth examination of
some of the Civil War’s most crucial military campaigns and the
leaders who planned and executed
Through close study of the Civil
war’s battles, the class will seek
understanding of the role of leadership in armies’ successes and
failures and to assess how the outcomes of these battles shaped
strategic decisions, the course of
the war, and the fate of the nation.
This five-week course will take
place Tuesday afternoons, Sept. 8
through Oct. 6.
n Divine Rules for Successful
Christian Living will provide a new
look at the Ten Commandments as
given to Moses. The commandments will be compared to the
teachings of Jesus as well as the
writers of the New Testament.
Dr. Henry Smith will teach this
class, which will take place on
Monday evenings, Sept. 14
through Oct. 7.
n Students may choose up to
two courses from the list of traditional courses and special lecture
topics. All enrolled students will
have free entry to campus concerts, plays and athletic events.
Pre-registration will take place
Aug. 11 through 18 in room 113 of
Lee’s Communication Arts building from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
After Aug. 19, Encore office
hours are Tuesday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. to noon in room
214 of Lee’s Higginbotham
Administration Building (HAB).
Applications can also be
returned by mail to HAB 214 at
Lee University.
Fast-track registration will take
place Thursday, Aug. 20, from 5 to
8 p.m. in the Centenary Room of
the HAB.
Participants can drop in and
complete registration in one step
during these times. All courses are
on a first-come, first-serve basis,
and spaces are limited.
For more information about
Encore, contact Community
Relations at 423-614-8598 or [email protected]
NASHVILLE — The following
local students have earned degrees
from WGU Tennessee. The university held its second annual commencement ceremony at the Loews
Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville on
July 11 and celebrated the graduation of 270 graduates.
The university awarded 146
undergraduate and 124 graduate
degrees in business, information
technology, K-12 teacher education
and health care professions,
including nursing. Graduates recognized during the ceremony represented 58 Tennessee counties.
Local graduates were:
John Duncan of Charleston, who
has received his bachelor of science
in information technology.
Lollie Bekkevold of Cleveland,
who received her master of business administration in management and strategy.
Megan Gowin of Cleveland, who
has received her post-baccalaureate teacher preparation in elementary education (k-8).
Laura McClary of Delano, who
received her master of arts in
mathematics education (5-12).
David Wheeler of Harrison, who
received his bachelor of science in
information technology.
John Finnell of McDonald, who
received his bachelor of science in
information technology.
Shannon Moody of Ooltewah,
who received her master of science
in curriculum and instruction.
Stephanie Basol of Ooltewah,
who received her bachelor of science in nursing.
Executive director of Tennessee
Promise and Drive to 55 Mike
Krause delivered the commencement address. Students who were
not able to attend the ceremony in
person were able to watch the event
via live video stream on the WGU
Tennessee website.
WGU Tennessee is an online,
nonprofit, competency-based university established to expand
Tennesseans‚ access to higher education throughout
the state.
Formed through a partnership
between the state of Tennessee and
nationally recognized Western
Governors University, WGU
Tennessee is open to all qualified
Tennessee residents. The university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs
in the high-demand career fields of
business, K-12 teacher education,
information technology and health
professions, including nursing.
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(formerly Keri’s at Mountain View Inn)
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Sunday, August 9 @ 11am
Also, open for Lunch
Tuesday-Friday 11am-2pm
Chef Ceasar invites
everyone to come join
him for delicious comfort
food and live music in
a relaxing newly
remodeled environment.
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TaylorS rurITaN CluB recently presented its 2015 scholarship to Bradley Central graduate
Haleigh Brown. Brown said her mother, “a hard-working, godly woman who exercises great patience, is
her role model. She will be attending Cleveland State Community College working toward a degree in
early Childhood Education with emphasis on special education. Following community college, Brown
plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga earning a bachelor’s degree in teaching and
minor in Spanish. Brown is currently employed at the Princess Parlor, where she portrays Cinderella and
volunteers with Ocoee Outreach. She also volunteered at Kids Camp for the Revolution program at Lake
Forest Middle School. Making the presentation were Jackie Montgomery, youth leadership member and
acting as president; and Elizabeth Kalabus, vice president. The 34th annual Taylors Ruritan Club Rodeo
will be held on Aug. 14 and 15. The rodeo is a major event for the club to help raise funds for club projects
and scholarships. From left are Kalabus, Haleigh Brown, Marcia Brown and Montgomery.
Bradley CouNTy Democratic Women's FemDems book club recently read "All the Light We
Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. From left are Gloria Smiddy, Brook Evans, Pat Minor, Sue Taylor, Carolyn
Harris, Connie Green and Angela Minor. Next month's selection is "Blind Influence" by Linda Riesenberg
daNNy laWSoN, director of
the Bradley County Emergency
Medical Services, will be the
speaker Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.,
for the monthly Bradley Memorial
BlaKe KITTerMaN presents a Lifetime Honorary Membership Senior Social Circle luncheon at
Award to the family of the late Janice M. Day Cheek for her work in the Golden Corral. All former
the local Democratic party.
and retired employees of Bradley
Memorial are invited to attend.
For more information, call
Tommie Vincent at 423-7900907.
Young Democrats honor late
Janice Cheek with award
The first Lifetime Honorary
Membership Award was recently
presented by the Bradley County
Young Democrats.
Janice M. Day Cheek, who
passed away July 8, was recognized for “her strength and perseverance as a Democratic
woman in the community.”
The award was presented to
her family at her Celebration of
Life event on July 30.
Blake Kitterman, president of
the BCYD, said, “Ms. Cheek
demonstrated all the characteristics of an active and contributing
citizen. The words of President
John F. Kennedy rang true in all
her actions – ‘Ask not what your
country can do for you, ask what
you can do for your country.’”
She served as the secretary for
the Bradley County Democratic
Women; was a hard-working candidate volunteer; and a charter
member of the Democratic
Women’s FemDems book club.
“Jan always possessed the
courage of her convictions,” stated Angela Minor, president of the
Bradley County Democratic
Women. “She defended fairness
and justice for everyone as an
individual filled with compassion.
Jan also worked tirelessly in the
promotion of a healthy environment — she loved her tree.”
Kitterman stated, “Her presence will be dearly missed by the
many, many people who knew
her. Yet, she will remain in our
hearts always.”
“Ms. Cheek is our inspiration
and our hope. She was a woman
on the move,” concluded
ClaIre MCVay, who serves as U.S. Sen. Bob Corker's field director for the Bradley County area,
was the guest speaker for the Cleveland Civitan Club. She explained the many aspects of her occupation
and how Civitan Club members and the community may contact her office when they find themselves in
need of assistance with federal government programs and institutions. From left are Lindsay Hathcock,
Kelly Browand, McVay, Linda Wheeler, Georgia Gann, Sarah Haratine and Phil Brown.
Berry to review economic development
plans, community economic health
Doug Berry, vice president for
economic development, will
speak at the quarterly “Food for
Thought” membership luncheon
on Thursday, Aug. 20, at noon at
the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber
of Commerce.
The Chamber’s Small Business
Committee designed the “Food for
Thought” luncheons to provide a
menu of diverse topics of interest
to the community.
Previous programs have featured Dr. Bill Seymour, president
of Cleveland State Community
College, discussing plans for the
college going forward under his
leadership; Matt Ryerson, president and chief executive of United
Way of Bradley County, talking
about the state of charitable giving and the challenges of operating nonprofit organizations in
today’s economy; and most
recently, Eric Watson, sheriff of
Bradley County, talking about
positive changes in the police
department since he took office in
Berry will talk about progress
on a variety of economic development projects and the general
economic health of Cleveland and
Bradley County.
“Doug Berry needs no introduction,” Nancy Neal, Chamber
communications, said. “Since
Commerce in 2009, he has
focused on growing existing
industry in Cleveland and
Bradley County and in pursuing
those projects that will enhance
the employment opportunities for
the citizens of our community.
Doug is passionate about his
work and this community.”
Successful projects in the six
years he has been with the
Chamber of Commerce include
Whirlpool Corporation, P&GDuracell and Mars Chocolate
North America, along with projects at Olin Corporation and
Lonza. He was also the communi-
ty's lead contact on the Amazon
project. These projects, and others, translate to some $2.5 billion
in new capital investment.
In 2011, his professional peers
named Berry the Tennessee
Economic Development Council's
Fred Harris Professional of the
Year in recognition of his contributions to Bradley County and to
the state of Tennessee.
Before he came to Cleveland,
Berry served as project manager
and affiliate broker for Blue Ridge
Development LLC in Knoxville.
Prior to that, he was senior vice
president of Hodge Engineering
Company in Knoxville with
responsibilities for business
development efforts and planning
services for a full-service engi-
neering, architectural and planning firm.
Earlier he spent 11 years as
president of the Loudon County
(Tenn.) Industrial Committee of
100 where he coordinated economic and community development activities for Loudon,
Loudon County and Lenoir City.
The third quarter “Food for
Thought” Dutch-treat luncheon
will take place at the Chamber of
Commerce, with reservations
required to facilitate room setup
and food.
Please call the Chamber at
423-472-6587 to make your
reservation or visit the events calendar on the Chamber’s website,, by
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Fred Thompson
buys $1.5M home
in Nashville
U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson is moving back to Tennessee.
The Tennessean reports that
the actor, attorney, lobbyist and
reverse mortgage pitchman who
has been living in McLean,
Virginia, paid just over $1.5 million for a home in a Nashville
gated community.
Thompson was a lawyer in his
hometown of Lawrenceburg and
in Nashville before heading to
Thompson worked as an actor
before and since his time in the
Senate from 1994 to 2003.
Young Democrats name
Landry as Lee ambassador
elIZaBeTH laNdry is congratulated on her selection as
ambassador to Lee University by
the Bradley County Young
Democrats President Blake
Elizabeth Landry has been
appointed the first Bradley
ambassador to Lee University.
The ambassador program is
an extension of the Young
Democrats, furthering representation of Democrats in the
local high schools and colleges.
“Assuming the position of Lee
University BCYD ambassador is
more than a political endeavor;
it’s about creating an atmosphere of acceptance and opening up a forum for discussion,”
Landry said.
“Regardless of race, gender,
or religious affiliation, I want
Lee students to know their
option is valid. Everyone
deserves a place where they can
freely express themselves and
learn from each other’s differences instead of criticizing
them,” Landry said.
Blake Kitterman, president of
the BCYD, stated, “Elizabeth
demonstrates all the characteristics of a Democrat on the
move,” according to Blake
Kitterman, BCYD president.
“She puts people above politics, and seeks to empower those
around her. That’s exactly what
we’re looking for in our ambassadors. I’m happy to have her on
the team.”
Applications for high school
ambassadors can be found on
the BCYD Facebook page or
website at BradleyYoungDems
.org. For more information, email
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tina’s Groove
By Eugene Sheffer
Baby Blues
Anna Kendrick, 30; Tyson Gay, 33; Hoda
Kotb, 51; Gillian Anderson, 47.
Happy Birthday: Share your knowledge and contribute to the organizations
and philosophies that you believe in.
What you offer and are able to accomplish will put you in a good position for
future opportunities. Hard work, dedication and attention to detail should take
precedence over everything else if you
want to reap the rewards. Work on bringing about positive changes instead of
waiting for them to come to you. Your
numbers are 6, 14, 19, 26, 31, 34, 49.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Check out
what's going on in your neighborhood.
Take part in something that will allow you
to meet people or try something different.
A class that teaches something out of the
ordinary will enhance your day.
Romance is encouraged.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't let
confusion set in because of what other
people are pressuring you to do. Listen
and gather information, but don't make a
promise to engage in someone else's
dream. Set your sights on your own
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be careful
not to confuse someone by sending
mixed signals. Leading someone on will
result in a sticky situation that could upset
someone you care about. Expand your
interests at home and make plans to fix
up your space.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Develop
an idea that you've been mulling over.
Consider starting a small business doing
something that brings you joy. Be creative when it comes to your investments
and you will make some financial gains.
Good fortune is heading your way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Engage in a
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By Eugenia Last
group effort that will help improve your
environment. Putting your heart into a
cause will boost your popularity and set
you apart from the crowd. A romantic
evening will help you persuade someone
special to do things your way.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Proceed
with caution when dealing with matters
that can upset your reputation or status.
Don't let anyone meddle in your affairs.
Acting overly confident will lead to suspicion. Emotional blackmail is apparent.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may
be focused on having fun, but combining
a little work with pleasure will help you
avoid criticism. Channel your energy
wisely and you will turn whatever situation you face into a win.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Check
out an investment opportunity that offers
a chance for you to have a greater influence over what happens to your cash.
Focus on your own ideas and how you
can turn something you enjoy doing into
a moneymaking venture. Use your imagination.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Step into the limelight and do your thing.
It's your actions that will count, not just
talking about your plans. Keep moving
and don't give anyone the chance to twist
your words or make you look bad.
Intimacy is encouraged.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Everything that happens will relate to
your past. Tie up loose ends before you
start something new. A closer look at the
connections you've made through work
will give you an idea about how to
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make
plans to socialize. Include children and
elders in your plans, and you will please
everyone and feel good about your gesture. An important relationship will give
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you the chance to grow through an experience you share with one another.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Getting
together with peers will open your eyes to
new trends. It's important to share your
thoughts and formulate plans that can
help shape things to come. A deal can be
made if you are willing to compromise.
Birthday Baby: You are communicative, intelligent and charming. You are
versatile and popular.
Angie Harmon, 43; Justin Theroux, 44;
Antonio Banderas, 55; Rosanna
Arquette, 56.
Happy Birthday: Embrace life and
head forward with optimism. Focus on
your dreams and goals, and don't give up
until you reach your destination.
Laziness should not be in your vocabulary this year, so get organized and prepare to rise early, work hard and make
every moment count. You will establish
your territory as you break new ground.
The sky is the limit. Your numbers are 7,
13, 16, 25, 28, 32, 46.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Show off
your talent and what you have to offer.
Follow through with plans that make you
feel good and result in personal rewards.
Focus on improvement, creativity and
doing something with someone you love.
Romance will enhance your life.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Question
why something isn't working out for you.
Channel your efforts into learning something new that will help you move past
the negativity that is causing you stress
and wearing you down. Use your
willpower to ward off stubbornness.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be skeptical of someone's motives if something
seems too good to be true. Make design
alterations at home, but be honest
regarding your reasons for doing so.
Misleading someone will result in future
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look for
unusual ways to make your money grow.
A professional move is apparent. Take
advantage of any opportunity you can to
use your skills in order to get ahead.
Working from home should be negotiated into your deal.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your intuition
will take you down an unusual but prosperous avenue. Someone will offer information that will excite you as well as
prompt you to make a move. Take
advantage of a last-minute opportunity
that may arise.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Personal
instability will develop if you and your
partner have not been completely honest. Turn back the clock and use past
examples to make your point clear and
your voice heard. An interesting offer will
disrupt your personal plans.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do everything to help others or to get involved in
something you feel strongly about. You
can make a difference if you dedicate
your time and services to others. You'll
meet someone who makes an offer that
is too good to refuse.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
Approach work issues carefully. Your
reputation will be jeopardized if you aren't
straightforward while negotiating what
you are willing to do and what you are
not. An innovative response and a counteroffer will put you in the driver's seat.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Initiate and follow through with new
beginnings. It's what you do that will
count in the end, so don't make suggestions if you don't plan on finishing what
you start. Your word is only as good as
the actions you take.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Use
your head and refrain from making rash
statements that will lead to taking on too
much. Setting a pace you can maintain
will be half the battle. Change is good,
but it must be made for the right reasons.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be
prepared to give up something in order to
get what you want. Relationship troubles
will arise due to deception or secretive
actions. A decision will have to be made
if you want to resolve matters and move
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Slow
down and listen carefully. Someone will
tell you what you want to hear. Ask questions and let your gut feeling guide you to
make wise choices. Emotional matters
must be dealt with honestly and with an
open heart.
Birthday Baby: You are savvy,
dynamic and reliable. You are power-driven and enduring.
42—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
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(:19) ››› “Coming to America” (1988) Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall. Å
››› “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012) Logan Lerman. ’
››› “Clueless” (1995, Comedy) Alicia Silverstone. ’
(:35) ›› “Step Up Revolution” (2012, Drama) Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick. ’
Teen Mom 2 Javi blows up. Teen Mom 2
VH1 Plus Music ’
The 20 ’ (Part 1 of 2)
The 20 ’ (Part 2 of 2)
Dating Naked ’
(:10) Twinning “Twinstigate” ’
T.I. and Tiny T.I. and Tiny (:05) Basketball Wives LA
“Madea’s Family Reunion”
CMT Music ’
CMT Music ’
Hot 20 Countdown “From Oregon Jamboree” The 20 best videos of the week. Å
Cowboys Cheerleaders
› “Fool’s Gold” (2008) Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson. Å
Peter Popoff Inspiration
Bobby Jones Gospel Å
Lift Voice
(:40) “Act of Faith” (2014) John Amos, Tamala Jones. Premiere. Å
(12:55) ›› “Johnson Family Vacation” (2004) Cedric the Entertainer.
Leadership in Publishing
(:15) Terry Alford on Fortune’s Fool ’
Clay Water Brick
Book Discussion on Ally ’ After Words ’
Book Discussion on The China Challenge Book Discussion ’
St. Michael
Holy Rosary Sunday Mass Å
Litany Heart Bookmark
God Weeps Vocation
Holy Rosary Sunday Mass Å
Litany Heart In Concert
Holy Rosary
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Doki ’ (EI)
Dive, Olly
Dive, Olly
››› “GoldenEye” (1995, Action) Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean. (N) ’
››› “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997)
Penn Zero
Marvel’s Av. Ultimate
Star-Rebels Gravity Falls Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Gamer’s G. Gamer’s G. Gamer’s G. Kirby Buckets Kirby Buckets Kirby Buckets Kirby Buckets Lab Rats
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Deal or No Deal ’ Å
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Family Feud Family Feud Skin Wars Å
Family Feud Family Feud
Good Eats: Down & Out
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Grandmother Grandmother Rd- Garvin
Eat the Street Cupcake Wars
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Cupcake Wars
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New P90!
Perricone MD Paid Program Look Good Naked
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Best Cook
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Amy... de la Mochila Azul
Carita de Ángel
Mesa Cuad Mesa Cuad
Raggs ’
LazyTown ’ Pagado
Videos Asom. Fútbol Inglés Stoke City FC vs Liverpool FC. (N) (SS)
Enfoque ’
››› “Braveheart” (1995) Mel Gibson. ’ (SS)
Durmiendo con mi Jefe
Al Punto (N) (SS)
Tras la Verdad
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Fútbol Mexicano Primera División: Toluca vs Monarcas
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English Premier League Soccer: Stoke City vs Liverpool
Goal Zone
Countdown NASCAR Racing
Untold Stories of the E.R. ’ Untold Stories of the E.R. ’ Code Blue ’ Å
Code Blue ’ Å
Trauma: Life in the ER ’
Trauma: Life in the ER ’
Emergency 24/7 ’ Å
Emergency 24/7 ’ Å
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Castle Å
John Hagee Marriage
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Greg Dickow T.D. Jakes
Joyce Meyer Lead the Way Blessed Life Joel Osteen Kerry Shook K. Copeland Creflo Dollar Night of Hope From San Francisco (N)
Perry Stone Around Town God’s Light Around Town
Prayer Time Unity
Westmore Church of God
Dugger Mt.
WTNB Sports
Westmore Church of God
Country Music Today
Live Free-Die Black College Anger
Access Hollywood (N) Å
The Closer “Sudden Death” The Good Wife ’ Å
Bones Fragments. ’ Å
Mike & Molly Mike & Molly How I Met
How I Met
The Office ’ The Office ’
Fast Metabolism Revolution Celtic Woman Fan Favorites ’ Å
Manners of Downton Abbey: Masterpiece Downton Abbey Rediscovered ’ Å
Downton Abbey Rediscovered ’ Å
30 Days to a Younger Heart With Dr. Steven Masley, MD
Supernatural Keith Moore D. Jeremiah Ankerberg
F.K. Price
T.D. Jakes
Power/ Living Rejoice in the Lord
Rod Parsley Green Room Hal Lindsey End of Age Franklin
Blessed Life
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Save My Life: Boston
(:35) Ring of Honor Wrestling Outdoorsman
My Music: Country Pop Legends Country and pop charts.
60s & 70s Slow Songs (My Music) Å
Downton Abbey Rediscovered ’ Å
Downton Abbey Rediscovered ’ Å
30 Days to a Younger Heart-Masley
Easy Yoga for Arthritis
African American Short
›› “Scary Movie 3” (2003, Comedy) Anna Faris. Å
Family Guy Last Man
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The Good Wife ’ Å
Blue Bloods “Officer Down”
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(:01) Big Brother (N) Å
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Joel Osteen Face/Nation Paid Program
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Washington This Week ’
Washington This Week ’
Newsmakers ’
Washington This Week ’
Q & A “Kevyn Orr” ’
Debate with Canadian Party Leaders ’
Q & A “Kevyn Orr” ’
British House of Commons
“In the Heat of the Night”
In the Heat of the Night ’
›› “Step Up” (2006, Musical) Channing Tatum. Å
›› “Meet the Fockers” (2004, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller. Å
Manhattan Å
Bones Fragments. ’ Å
Bones Å
Highgate Manor (N)
Kitchen Innovations (N)
M. Asam Beauty (N)
Home Office “Featuring HP” Highgate Manor (N)
American Dreams Event (N) American Dreams Event (N) Manor
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I Am Cait “Meeting Cait”
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Stewarts & Hamiltons (N)
I Am Cait
Stewarts & Hamiltons
I Am Cait
(3:30) ›› “Ronin” (1998) Robert De Niro, Jean Reno.
NCIS: Los Angeles ’
NCIS: Los Angeles ’
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles
American Ninja Warrior The Kansas City finals course. ’
American Ninja Warrior ’
(3:00) “Perfect High” (2015) “I Killed My BFF” (2015, Docudrama) Katrina Bowden. Å
“Fatal Memories” (2015, Suspense) Italia Ricci. Å
››› “The Other Man” (2008) Liam Neeson. Premiere.
(:02) “Fatal Memories” (2015, Suspense) Italia Ricci. Å
Answered Prayers (N) Å
Who Do You Think You Are? Long Lost Family ’ Å
Who Do You Think You Are? Long Lost Family ’ Å
MLB Baseball
Friends ’
Friends ’
››› “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005) Steve Carell. (DVS)
››› “Knocked Up” (2007) Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl. (DVS)
››› “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005) Steve Carell, Paul Rudd. (DVS)
John Carter ›› “Cowboys & Aliens” (2011) Daniel Craig. Å (DVS)
›› “The Book of Eli” (2010, Adventure) Denzel Washington. Å (DVS)
The Last Ship (N) Å
Falling Skies (N) Å
The Last Ship Å
Falling Skies Å
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU
Mod Fam
Mod Fam
Mod Fam
Mod Fam
“Snow White & Huntsman” ›› “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (2013, Fantasy)
››› “X-Men: First Class” (2011, Action) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender.
The Strain (N)
(:09) The Strain “Quick and Painless”
The Strain
MLS Soccer Seattle Sounders FC at Los Angeles Galaxy.
SportsCenter (N) Å
Sunday Night Countdown
MLB Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates. From PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å
City Slam
WTA Tennis Bank of the West Classic, Final. (N) (Live)
SportsCenter (N) Å
World Armwrestling League NHRA Drag Racing Northwest Nationals. From Kent, Wash. (N Same-day Tape)
Braves Live! MLB Baseball Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves. From Turner Field in Atlanta. (Live)
Braves Live! Braves Live! Bull Riding Championship.
World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour
Cycling Tour of Utah.
College Football From April 18, 2015. Å
College Football From April 18, 2015. Å
College Football From April 18, 2015. Å
College Football From April 11, 2015. Å
Coll. Tennis SEC Rewind
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Golf Central (N) (Live)
PGA Tour Golf WGC Bridgestone Invitational, Final Round. Å
(3:00) United SportsCar Championship Road America. (N) UFC Insider Gerrard
MLS Soccer New York City FC at New York Red Bulls. (N) (Live) Å
Women’s Soccer
FOX Sports Live (N) Å
In Search of Speed Å
Women’s College Gymnastics From Norman, Okla.
Boxing ’ Å
Best of World Class Boxing Fight Sports: KNOCKOUTS! Park & Pipe Open Series
American Ski Classic
Why Planes Crash
Why Planes Crash
Why Planes Crash
Fat Guys in the Woods
Fat Guys in the Woods
Fat Guys in the Woods
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Fat Guys in the Woods
Top Ten Worst Tornadoes
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On Money
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West Texas Investors Club American Greed
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Why Planes Crash
Lockup: Savannah
Lockup: Holman
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The Hunt With John Walsh The Hunt With John Walsh Death Row Stories (N)
The Hunt With John Walsh The Hunt With John Walsh
CNN Newsroom
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FOX Report (N)
Legends & Lies: Real West Stossel
The Greg Gutfeld Show (N) Legends & Lies: Real West FOX Report
American Pickers ’ Å
American Pickers ’ Å
American Pickers ’ Å
American Pickers ’ Å
Ice Road Truckers ’ Å
Ice Road Truckers (N) Å
(:03) Alone: An Inside Look Pawn Stars Pawn Stars (12:01) Ice Road Truckers
truTV Top Funniest
truTV Top Funniest
Imp. Jokers Imp. Jokers Fameless
Friends of
Friends of
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The First 48 “Blood Feud”
Intervention ’ Å
Intervention “Zeinah” Å
Intervention ’ Å
Intervention “Wes and Lise” Intervention “David S.” (N)
Behind Bars: Rookie Year
(12:01) Intervention Å
Naked and Afraid ’ Å
Naked and Afraid ’ Å
Naked and Afraid ’ Å
Naked and Afraid ’ Å
Naked and Afraid ’ Å
Naked and Afraid: Uncen
Naked and Afraid (N) Å
Treasure Quest: Snake
(12:01) Naked and Afraid ’
Outlaw Bikers
Outlaw Bikers
Outlaw Bikers ’ Å
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Port Protection (N)
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Port Protection
Extreme RVs Å
Extreme RVs Å
Mega RV Countdown Å
Jamaica Bared Å
Bikinis-Board. Bikinis-Board. Waterparks Waterparks Attraction
Bikinis-Board. Bikinis-Board.
Cutthroat Kitchen
Cutthroat Kitchen
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Food Network Star (N)
Food Network Star (N)
Cutthroat Kitchen (N)
Cutthroat Kitchen
Food Network Star
Beach Flip (N) Å
Hunters Int’l Beach Flip Å
North Woods Law ’ Å
North Woods Law ’ Å
North Woods Law ’ Å
North Woods Law ’ Å
North Woods Law (N) ’
(:01) North Woods Law (N) (:02) Ice Lake Rebels (N) ’ (:03) North Woods Law ’
(12:04) North Woods Law ’
(2:30) Matilda ››› “Mean Girls” (2004, Comedy) Lindsay Lohan.
››› “Pitch Perfect” (2012) Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson.
››› “Grease” (1978, Musical) John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John.
Joel Osteen Dr. Jeremiah
I Didn’t Do It Girl Meets
Girl Meets
Girl Meets
K.C. Under. K.C. Under. K.C. Under. Bunk’d Å
K.C. Under. Best Friends Austin & Ally Descendants Girl Meets
K.C. Under. Best Friends Austin & Ally Good-Charlie
SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Henry Danger Thundermans Nicky, Ricky 100 Things
Full House
Full House
Full House
Full House
Full House
Full House
Friends ’
(:36) Friends (12:12) Friends ’ Å
Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Clarence
King of Hill Cleveland
Amer. Dad
Amer. Dad
Family Guy Family Guy Rick, Morty Hunger Force Mr. Pickles
Old Christine Old Christine Reba Å
Reba Å
Reba Å
Reba Å
Reba Å
Reba Å
Reba Å
Reba Å
Reba Å
Reba Å
(3:53) The Walking Dead
(4:54) The Walking Dead
(5:56) The Walking Dead
(6:57) The Walking Dead
(7:58) The Walking Dead
Humans (N) Å
Humans Å
››› “The Fugitive” (1993) Harrison Ford. ‘PG-13’ Å
›› “Song of Love” (1947) Katharine Hepburn. Å
(:15) ››› “The Clock” (1945) Judy Garland. Å
›››› “Strangers on a Train” (1951) Robert Walker.
››› “See Here, Private Hargrove” (1944, Comedy) Å
“What Next, Hargrove?”
(3:00) “When Sparks Fly”
“Lucky in Love” (2014) Jessica Szohr, Deidre Hall. Å
›› “In My Dreams” (2014) Katharine McPhee. Å
“A Wish Come True” (2015, Romance) Megan Park. Å
Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls
Snapped “Mary Winkler”
Snapped “Martha Freeman” Snapped
Snapped “Kathleen Dorsett” Snapped “Heather Horst”
Snapped “Monique Berkley” Snapped “Dee Dee Moore”
Snapped “Heather Horst”
(:01) Married to Medicine
(:03) Married to Medicine
(:05) Married to Medicine
Housewives Don’t--Tardy Married to Medicine (N)
Mother Funders
Married to Medicine
› “Sharknado 2: The Second One” (2014) Ian Ziering.
› “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” (2015, Horror) Ian Ziering.
›› “Underworld” (2003, Horror) Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman.
›› “Underworld: Evolution” (2006) Kate Beckinsale.
Bar Rescue ’
Bar Rescue ’
Bar Rescue “Bug Bite” ’
Bar Rescue ’
Bar Rescue ’
Bar Rescue (N) ’
Catch a Contractor (N) ’
Bar Rescue ’
(12:01) Bar Rescue ’
(3:58) Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity Å
Jeff Dunham: Arguing
(:45) Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos Å
Jeff Dunham: All Over the
Ross Roasts Criminals
(:45) ››› “Louis C.K.: Hilarious” (2010)
Ross Roasts Criminals
(3:40) Teen Mom 2 ’
(4:50) Teen Mom 2 ’
Teen Mom 2 ’
Teen Mom 2 ’
››› “Clueless” (1995, Comedy) Alicia Silverstone. ’
›› “Step Up Revolution” (2012) Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick. ’
America Best
(3:15) ›› “Madea’s Family Reunion” (2006) Tyler Perry.
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta ’ Basketball Wives LA ’
Basketball Wives LA ’
Basketball Wives LA (N) ’ Basketball Wives LA ’
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta ’ Basketball Wives LA ’
(3:30) ›› “Practical Magic” (1998) Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman. Å
›› “You’ve Got Mail” (1998, Romance-Comedy) Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey.
Cops Rel.
Cops Rel.
Cops Rel.
Cops Rel.
Cops Rel.
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
“Madea’s Tough Love”
(4:52) ››› “Set It Off” (1996, Action) Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox.
Sunday Best (N) Å
Sunday Best Å
Nellyville Å
Peter Popoff Inspiration
MythBusters ’ Å
MythBusters ’ Å
MythBusters ’ Å
MythBusters ’ Å
MythBusters ’ Å
MythBusters ’ Å
Book Disc.
Government Conversation (:45) Book Discussion “The Oregon Trail”
Book Discussion “Nagasaki” Book Discussion (N) ’
After Words ’
Book Discussion (N) ’
Book Discussion (N) ’
(12:02) After Words ’
Fields-Faith The Church Genesis
World Over Live
Sunday Night Prime (N)
Grandparents Holy Rosary With Cardinal Dolan
Life on the Rock
Sunday Mass Å
“Tomorrow Never Dies”
›› “The World Is Not Enough” (1999, Action) Pierce Brosnan. (N) ’
››› “Casino Royale” (2006, Action) Daniel Craig, Eva Green. Premiere. ’
›› “Quantum of Solace” (2008, Action) Daniel Craig.
Lab Rats
Lab Rats
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Penn Zero
Penn Zero
Penn Zero
Gravity Falls Gravity Falls Wander
Penn Zero
Doctor Who “Doomsday”
Marvel’s Av. Star-Rebels
Idiotest Å
Idiotest Å
Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud Baggage ’ Baggage
Unique Eats Unique
Cupcake Wars
Carnival Eats Carnival Eats Dean & Tori’s
Carnival Eats Carnival Eats Dean & Tori’s
CSI: Miami “Killer Date” ’
CSI: Miami “Recoil” Å
CSI: Miami “Vengeance” ’
CSI: Miami “Whacked” ’
CSI: Miami “10-7” ’ Å
CSI: Miami ’ Å
CSI: Miami ’ Å
CSI: Miami “Killer Date” ’
CSI: Miami “Recoil” Å
El Chavo
El Chavo
El Chavo
Hotel Todo
Hotel Todo
Hotel Todo
(2:00) ››› “Braveheart”
Noticiero Tel. Videos Asom. Conductas
››› “Kung Fu Panda” (2008) Voices of Jack Black. ’
››› “Iron Man 3” (2013) Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow. ’ (SS)
T. Telemundo Videos Asom. “Down for the Count” (2009)
La Rosa de Guadalupe
Como Dice el Dicho (SS)
P. Luche
Aquí y Ahora (N) (SS)
››› “Rudo y Cursi” (2008) Gael García Bernal.
Sal y Pimienta
P. Luche
República Deportiva
Mecum Dealmakers ’
Mecum Auctions: Collector Cars and More “Harrisburg” ’
Mecum Dealmakers ’
NASCAR Victory Lap (N) ’ Match of the Day
The Day I Almost Died ’
The Day I Almost Died ’
Untold Stories of the E.R. ’ Sex Sent Me to the E.R. ’
Sex Sent Me to the E.R. ’
Sex Sent Me Sex Sent Me Sex Sent Me to the E.R. ’
Sex Sent Me to the E.R. ’
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the AnnuAl 2015 GOP Picnic hosted by the Bradley County Republican Women was held Aug 1
at the Greenway Pavilion. State Rep. Kevin Brooks was the emcee. Speakers included U.S.
Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, below right; state Sen. Mike Bell; state Sen. Todd Gardenhire, below
center; DA Steve Crump; Sheriff Eric Watson, below left; and Judges Andrew Frieburg, Sandra Donaghy
and Sheridan Randolph along with other elected officials.
Conservationists work to puzzle
together Tennessee history
NASHVILLE (AP) — With great
attentiveness, Carol Roberts and
Kat Trammell are delicately piecing together Tennessee history.
For decades, heaps of land
records laid untouched in the
state Capitol’s attic before being
moved to the Tennessee State
Library and Archives when it was
built in the 1950s. Now workers
there are preserving the documents that detail land ownership
and exchanges as far back as
By law, the documents must
be kept permanently. But right
now, they are largely inaccessible
to researchers because they are
bundled together in boxes, where
most of them are in poor condition.
Once they are available for
more thorough examination, the
land records will tell the tale of
Tennessee’s separation from
North Carolina, becoming its own
territory and finally entering as
America’s 16th state.
Roberts, the archives’ head
conservationist, says the pieces
of paper filled with hand-drawn
sketches and detailed descriptions of property boundaries are
dirty and fragile, with some left
as brittle as dried leaves.
To restore them, Roberts and
Trammell, an intern hired with
funding provided by a recent
Middle Tennessee Genealogical
Society grant, must put every
document through an extensive
preservation process.
Under the rules of conservation, all their actions on a document must be able to be undone,
which adds another layer of intricacy to the work. Every land
record arrives folded up, with
some having additions or
changes to the original record
affixed using glue or wax, which
they must carefully take apart.
They then use a small sponge to
surface clean it before giving it a
magnesium bicarbonate bath to
neutralize the acid in the paper
and ink and remove residue.
After drying, the documents
are flattened in a large paper
press for at least a week. The last
step, requiring the greatest
amount of patience, includes
repairing tears and holes using a
thin Japanese tissue.
They brush on a wheat paste,
then size a tissue piece to the
tear and, once completed, the
mend blends so well that it’s
barely noticeable.
“It’s like a puzzle going back
together permanently,” Roberts
Afterward, the repaired land
records are stored in acid-free
folders and boxes.
While both said they often try
not to read the documents
because it slows them down too
much, they admitted that when
curiosity overtakes them they
make many intriguing discoveries.
“When I’m working, I have to
turn the documents upside down
so I won’t look at them because it
takes too much time,” Roberts
said. “But it’s neat to see the
creek and road names shown
that still exist today. Like Crab
Orchard Valley. That path is
what is today I-40.”
Trammell said she is repeatedly fascinated by the amount of
underhandedness evident in
these early land deals.
“Even 200 years ago there were
Trammell said.
Roberts added that a lot of corruption plagued the selling and
reselling of land.
“Soldiers received land grants
as payment, but then there was a
lot of confusion because multiple
people would think they owned
the same piece of land,” she said.
Another surprising facet to the
records, Roberts and Trammell
say, is the high number of
women’s names they see.
“In census records (from that
time period), women’s names
don’t show up often, so it’s weird
that they do in land grants,”
Roberts said.
Ultimately, the time-intensive
work Roberts and Trammell
invest into preserving these land
records is done to make them
more accessible to researchers.
Roberts said, eventually, they
may even turn the project into an
exhibit at the archives.
Suspect arrested in death
of Bessemer woman
BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Police
have arrested a 57-year-old suspect in connection with the death
of a Bessemer woman.
Officials with the Jefferson
County Sheriff’s Office told
WVTM-TV that someone called
police around 11:30 a.m. Friday
to report a fight. The caller could
hear women screaming from
inside a mobile home.
When deputies arrived, they
found a woman bleeding from a
head wound on the bathroom
floor. She was pronounced dead at
the scene.
Georgia man dies in crash on
Interstate 40 in Arkansas
ATKINS, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas
State Police say a Georgia man
was killed when the vehicle he
was riding in collided with a
parked tractor-trailer rig on
Interstate 40 in western
A police report says 23-year-old
Blake Zeledon of Newnan,
Georgia, died in the crash on
The report says the vehicle
Zeledon was riding in was eastbound when it went off the interstate and collided with the rig,
then overturned. The report says
the driver of the vehicle and
another passenger were both hospitalized in Russellville in undisclosed condition while the driver
and a passenger in the rig were
not injured.
School systems struggle with
offering enough school choice
ATLANTA (AP) — School systems in Georgia are having problems giving parents and students
the choice they want in schools.
JournalConstitution reports that more
students are seeking to transfer
into high-performing schools than
is possible.
Parents complain they are not
told how schools make their decisions. School leaders in Cobb
County are reviewing their practices, while DeKalb County education officials have promised
greater transparency after getting
parent complaints.
The number of students seeking transfers has increased in
Cobb County. The district received
999 school choice applications for
the 2012 school year. That number jumped to 2,794 applications
this year. Cobb officials say they
cannot accommodate about a
third of those requests.
Detectives say wife killed
husband before vehicle crashed
OXFORD, N.C. (AP) — A North
Carolina woman faces a murder
charge after detectives determined
her husband was shot to death
before his truck veered off the
road and slammed into a tree.
Multiple media organizations
report that 24-year-old Atalia
England was charged Friday with
first-degree murder and is being
held at the Granville County Jail
without bond.
Sheriff Brindell Wilkins says his
investigators have been working
on the case over the five months
since Thomas Lee England’s death
and no single clue led them to
England’s wife.
The 27-year-old auto mechanic
was found dead in his truck on
March 13 off a dead-end road
north of Oxford. Investigators
determined England was shot
before the crash and the case was
ruled a homicide.
2 people killed in fiery
crash on US 72
STEVENSON, Ala. (AP) — Two
people were killed in a crash on
U.S. Highway 72 in Stevenson.
Jackson County Coroner John
David Jordan told that the
victims were in a Ford Focus traveling on the highway.
They turned in front of an
oncoming 18-wheeler and were
struck. Bystanders pulled the victims from the car before it caught
The victims were identified as
51-year-old Kenneth Kelly and
21-year-old Robert Clark. The
driver of the truck was not
Wildfire expands to 900 acres
in Pisgah National Forest
MARION, N.C. (AP) — A wildfire
burning in the North Carolina
mountains is expected to expand
beyond its current 900 acres as
dry weather returns to the area in
the days ahead.
The U.S. Forest Service said
Saturday the blaze burning on
Pisgah National Forest land in
McDowell County north of Marion
was slowed by an inch of rain, but
MAcAelA Bennett/the tennesseAn vIA AP
is still building.
tennessee stAte lIBrAry and Archives head conservationist Carol Roberts, right, and intern
The Bald Knob fire was reported
Kat Trammell work on preserving state land records at their offices in Nashville.
on July 17th in a remote area
north of Lake James and was likely sparked by lightning.
Firefighters are trying to confine
and contain the wildfire to stay
safe in an area with rough terrain
and lots of flammable brush.
Communities near the fire
including Marion, Nebo, Lake
James and Glen Alpine may expeATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia
rience some smoke in the morn- Aquarium is locked in a legal battle
with a federal agency over the
ings and evenings.
denial of its request to bring 18
Williamson County attorney says
beluga whales from Russia for disguns can be banned from fair
play in aquariums in the United
FRANKLIN (AP) — The States.
Williamson County attorney says
The aquarium argues introducthat the fair kicking off Friday can ing new belugas into the captive
still ban guns despite a recent population in the U.S. would diverstate attorney general’s opinion sify the gene pool, make the popusuggesting otherwise.
lation more stable and broaden the
The Tennessean reports that database of research on belugas’
County Attorney Bobby Cook needs and capabilities. The
argues that Williamson County National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Fair Association could still ban Administration’s National Marine
guns because the state law elim- Fisheries Service, known as NOAA
inating gun bans at parks should Fisheries, said the aquarium’s
AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File
not apply because the site of the application for an import permit
In thIs June 10, 2008 file photo, Qila, a beluga whale at the
Agricultural failed to meet some requirements Vancouver Aquarium prepares to give birth to a calf in Vancouver.
Exposition Park — is more of “a of the Marine Mammal Protection The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is asking a federal judge to overturn
civic center or other building Act.
a federal agency’s denial of a 2012 permit to import 18 beluga
facility” where firearms can still
The aquarium filed the applica- whales from Russia for display in the United States.
be prohibited.
tion in June 2012, and NOAA
The new state law stripped local Fisheries denied it in August 2013. in Russia.
allows observation and research
governments of the power to ban The aquarium then filed a lawsuit
If the permit is granted, the that informs conservation efforts,
guns in local parks. Attorney in September 2013 asking a feder- whales will be imported and owned as well as helping to educate the
General Herbert Slatery in a al judge to overturn the denial, and by the Georgia Aquarium, and public.
recent legal opinion said private both sides are set to present oral some would be transferred under
NOAA Fisheries declined to comorganizations using parks for arguments in court Friday.
breeding loans to Shedd Aquarium ment, citing the pending litigation.
events cannot prevent people with
But the agency said in its permit
The two sides have asked the in Chicago, Mystic Aquarium in
handgun carry permit holders judge to make a decision on the Connecticut and Sea World facili- denial and in court filings that the
from being armed.
merits of the case, based on court ties in Florida, Texas and aquarium did not adequately
filings and oral arguments, without California, according to the appli- ensure that the import of the beluTVA ordered to keep regulators
gas would be unlikely to have an
holding a trial.
in loop on coal ash
There are currently 29 belugas adverse effect on the population in
NASHVILLE (AP) — The state
in captivity in the U.S., and about the area where they were captured
Department of Environment and Protection Act prohibits the cap- two-thirds of those were born in and that it would also likely result
Conservation has issued an order
captivity, according to NOAA in future captures and allow the
directing the Tennessee Valley waters and by U.S. citizens else- Fisheries. That captive population import of animals that were nurswhere
Authority to keep it abreast of coal
import of marine mammals and has an “inopportune distribution ing when captured in violation of
disposal efforts across the state.
of ages and sexes” and would ben- the law, the agency argued.
Commissioner Bob Martineau marine mammal products into the efit from the introduction of new
“Faced with a proposal to import
said in a release Friday that the
animals and new DNA, Georgia 18 animals — five likely dependent
goal of the order is to ensure that
Aquarium spokesman Scott Higley on their mothers when captured
the public utility is meeting all to be caught and imported for pub- said.
— from a facility dealing in anilic
state and federal requirements in
“If we don’t win here, the popu- mals captured from a likely depletcertain
addressing historical coal ash disThe 18 belugas the aquarium lation of belugas in human care in ed stock subject to an unsustainposal sites.
seeks to import originate from the North America would eventually able live capture trade, and the
The order requires TVA to proSea of Okhotsk in northern Russia cease to exist,” he said. “It’s just applicant’s non-precautionary
vide public notice and opportunity
and were collected by scientists not currently a sustainable popu- analysis of available data, (the
to comment on its environmental
agency) rationally denied the
there in 2006, 2010 and 2011. lation.”
investigation plans and for all correquest,” the agency said in a
They currently live in the Utrish
rective action-risk assessment
Marine Mammal Research Station important, he said, because it court filing.
Georgia Aquarium fighting denial
of permit to import beluga whales
Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015—47
4. Good Things To Eat
18. Articles for Sale
29. Help Wanted - Part-time
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haRveST haS started! MondaySaturday
12noon-6pm apple valley Orchards
MaRKeTing RePS wanted for
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11 anTiQue mirrors, various
shapes and sizes, some very old,
some very rare, excellent when used
as unique wall display, $1,000.
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value of the advertisement should be
corrected the first day. Then, one
corrected insertion will be made
without charge, if the advertiser calls
before 3pm the afternoon the error
appears. The Cleveland daily
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right to revise or reject, at his option,
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Roark lane/ Bancroft/ Brymer Creek
423-472-5010 to identify and claim.
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Blue Springs Road area. Call
423-284-0140 to identify and claim.
lOST in Woodchase Close/ 20th
Street area: 35 pounds, mixed breed
male, black/ brindle. Sambo. id tags
& green/black collar. Reward. Call or
Text 901-301-8782.
7. Personals
al-anOn OFFeRS help for families
of alcoholics. For meeting information call 423-284-1612.
dOMeSTiC viOlenCe support
group for abuse victims. Meets Mondays. Call 479-9339, extension 15 or
25 for location.
iF yOu want to drink that's your
business…if you want to quit, call alcoholics anonymous. Call 499-6003.
3 dRaWeR side table with marble
top, louis fifteenth century designed
chest with marble top, drafting table,
wood antique stool, 2 iron porch
chairs, antique mirror and other
things. 423-614-7279.
anTiQue MaRBle top dresser,
Circa 1840, 4 feet wide, 2 feet deep,
30 inches high, with wood framed
tilting mirror, with 2 built in jewelry or
glove boxes, 3 full width drawers,
also secret compartment, $1,500.
dining TaBle, 11 feet long, 42
inches wide, top is 3 inches thick,
and made from 21 laminated maple
strips, great for family dining,
$2,000. 423-284-6442.
lOSe 30 lbs. in 30 days! Medical
doctors say the only way to lose
weight is to eat less and exercise
weight-loss scams. Call the Federal
1-877-FTC-helP. a message from
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FTC. Or visit our Web site at
8. Adoptions
ADOPT: lOving couple promises
your baby a secure home. Denise &
Nick, 1-888-449-0803.
9. Pets And Supplies
dOg OBedienCe ClaSSeS begin
September 14th. Buddy Cummings,
instructor. Over 40 years experience.
14. Want To Buy
CaSh Paid for guns. One or entire
collection. Posey gun 2524 Keith
Street, beside Townhouse Bakery
i Buy junk cars, trucks, motorcycles
from $250 up to $600 i will pick up.
Call donny at 423-507-4912.
If you are searching for a product
or service and do not want to use
loads of time searching everywhere,
WHY NOT Advertise your need under the heading: 014 WanT TO
Buy in The Cleveland daily
16. Antiques for Sale
anTiQue ClaW foot dresser with
large mirror. excellent condition.
$250. 423-472-2664.
anTiQue dOuBle bed, with
springs/ mattress. at least 100 years
old. Oak with cherry finish. good
condition. $200. 423-472-2664.
BaSSeTT BedROOM suite. Queen
bed with springs/ mattress. large
mahogany dresser, chest, and night
stand. Bought 1950's. excellent condition. $950. 423-472-2664.
BeauTiFul SOlid oak dining table,
seats up to twelve. Seven oak
chairs. large china cabinet. $700.
Fine China- beautiful Japanese
Orion pattern- service for twelve.
Bought 1950. excellent condition.
$400. 423-472-2664.
Cleveland Daily Banner
seeking individual for Tax Preparation. Several years of experience
required. Possible immediate position available. #729-P, c/o Cleveland daily Banner, P.O. Box 3600,
Cleveland, Tn 37320-3600
iMMediaTe eMPlOyMenT delivering phone books. Make extra
money in Cleveland, Tn. great pay
and flexible hours. Must have:
drivers license, auto insurance,
Own Transportation. Call now!
(877)423-8204 or apply online
uniTy CenTeR after School Bus
driver: after school program needs
bus driver, Cdl with passenger endorsement required, approximately
14 hours per week Monday through
Thursday. Must love and respect
children, have a clean driving record,
background check required. Call
(423)464-6432 for application and
more information.
FRAZIER RD. (Off Bates Pike)
PaRT TiMe experienced grill cook.
Must be mature, honest, dependable, hardworking, and drug free.
apply in person. huddle house/
The required work consist of operating a floor vacuum, floor scrub
machine and other cleaning equiment as needed to clean assigned
areas. The person selected will be
required to move furniture and
clean all ceramic floor tiles nightly.
Cleaning and dressing of all hardwood flooring will also be part of
the job requirements.
Serving Our Community Since 1854
29. Help Wanted - Part-time
The Cleveland family YmCA is
now taking applications for a Part
Cleaner. The position is approximately 20 to 25 hours per week (4
to 5 hours per night) Monday
through Friday. The work shift
starts at 7:30pm to 8pm each night
and ends when the work is completed.
Cleveland Daily Banner
eXPeRienCed SeRveRS FOR
neighborhood restaurant- Wild Onions. apply: 1705 Stuart avenue
nW, from 7am-3pm, Monday- Saturday.
Housekeeper/ floor Cleaner
TRACT #1- 6.89 ACRES
TRACT #2 - 14.22 ACRES
10:30 A.M.
Real Estate – Non-refundable deposit of 10% will be required day of sale. Earnest money may be cash, cashier, business or personal check with a bank letter guaranteeing funds payable
to Horn Auctions, Inc. Balance due at closing within 30 days.
Buyers Premium – A buyers premium of 10% will be added to the successful bidder’s high bid to determine the total contract price. Buyers premium applies to all real & personal property.
Closing – The successful bidder will sign a real estate sales contract and any other forms as required by state law at at the auction. Closing shall be within 30 days of the auction. All
closings shall take place as set forth in the sales contract.
Title X – Under the Title X the purchase of a single family residence built before 1978 has a maximum of 10 days to inspect the property for the presence of lead paint. The period of
inspection is 10 days prior to the auction. Lead paint disclosure to be signed by purchaser day of auction.
Disclaimer – All properties sells as is, where is with no warranties either written or implied, any announcement from auctioneer on day of auction will take precedence over any other
statements, either written or oral.
The person hired must be a self
starter and able to work with a
minimum amount of supervision.
(423) 614-5700
1-800-422-4676 • FAX: 1-423-614-3966
applications may be picked up at
The Cleveland family YmCA,
220 urbane Road and will be accepted until Wednesday august
19, 2015.
w w. h o r n a u c t i o n s . n e t
J.V. Horn:
TAL 5148
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TAL 00006509
Deep Reach Lift Operators - Cleveland TN
Must have 3 years recent Deep Reach and RF
Scan Gun Experience. $11.00-$12.00/hr, 1st
and Weekend Shifts Available.
Cook- for an upscale restaurant
located in Cleveland, TN
$10.00-$12.00/hr based on experience.
12 hr shifts, 7 days a week,
Located in Dayton, TN
Order Pickers/PackersMust have at least
2 years warehouse experience.
$10/hr 4:30pm to job complete
(8 to 10 hours) Athens TN Area
CDL-A Drivers
$12/hr Route Delivery, Athens, TN Area. Must
have Current DOT Physical Card, Clean MVR
& Valid CDL-A License
Assembly $10.00/hr.
Dayton, TN
Please apply at any location:
3555 Keith Street Suite #209
Cleveland, TN 37311
455 Chickamauga Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
Production $10.30/hr
Dayton, TN
5721 Marlin Road
Suite #3200
Chattanooga,TN 37411
Apply On-line! EOE
48—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
29. Help Wanted - Part-time
30. Help Wanted - Full Time
30. Help Wanted - Full Time
40. general services offered
48. office space For rent
NEEDED PART time cook American
Legion, Friday & Saturday evening
6:30pm to 10pm. Starting pay $9 per
hour. 423-476-4451 ask for Kim.
EARN THOuSAND$ from home. Be
careful of work-at-home schemes.
Hidden costs can add up, and requirements may be unrealistic.
Learn how to avoid work-at-home
scams. Call the Federal Trade Commission. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from Cleveland Daily Banner
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FuEL MART, TOM'S : Third/ second
Shift, verifiable references. Apply
any Fuel Mart.
BOBCAT FOR Rent or Hire with
trencher or brush cutter, mini excavator with thumb, tractor loader with
DoWnToWn 225 2nd Street: 1,431
square feet of office space, with a
reception/ waiting room, 4 offices, 2
half baths and breakroom, central
heat and air, parking. Contact
Jones Properties 423-472-4000,
30. Help Wanted - Full Time
ExPERiENCED CERTiFiED Medical Assistant needed for our Athens
medical office, pain management experience preferred but not required.
Send resume to:
[email protected]
A GREAT Opportunity
with a Growing Company
Due to increases in business
Swing Transport is now hiring
Drivers/ Switchers for its Cleveland
Tennessee operation.
Benefits include:
• Competitive pay
• Health, Life, Dental and Vision
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Holidays
• 401k/ Profit Sharing Plan
• No Touch Freight
• No Haz- Mat
Drivers/ Switchers: We operate primarily in Tennessee, Alabama,
Georgia, Kentucky and North
Carolina and occasionally Virginia.
Two years tractor- trailer experience required. Must be DOT qualified and have a Safe Driving record.
FOuNDATiON HOuSE Ministries
is growing! Cleveland, TN- based
maternity home is hiring for several
Please call 423-476-7020
More information at
To apply, email resume to
[email protected]
A/ C Salesman needed, 35 year old
company has opening for individual
with residential and commercial experience. Send resume to: [email protected]
A/ C TECH position, residential and
commercial experience necessary.
Houseparent- Full- time live in position providing care and oversight
to pregnant women. Salary plus
room and board.
Volunteer coordinator/ SecretaryPart- time (20 hours/ week) responsible for locating and training
volunteers. Also general office support. Salary based on experience.
Client Services Coordinator- Fulltime position responsible for teaching client- classes, case management and oversight of program.
Salary based on experience.
FRONT DESK Needed, must be mature, dependable, drug free, hard
working, and able to work any shift.
Apply to Whitewater inn, Ocoee.
Positions require dexterity and fine
motor skills– in hand manipulation–
working with air tools.
Previous light industrial experience
required, high school diploma or
GED and clean criminal background.
Please call Angela Evans
at Manpower 423-709-8796.
Class a Drivers needed! Cleveland based company needing regional drivers with Class- A endorsements, home most every
night, paid vacation, holiday pay,
quarterly safety bonuses, 2 years
over the road experience required.
Contact us at 423-559-0771.
CNAS, FuLL- time, 2nd and 3rd
Shifts Monday– Friday. Apply at
Bradley Healthcare & Rehab Center,
2910 Peerless Road, Cleveland, TN.
Drug- free, E E O
must have minimum 2 years experience in commercial lawn care,
clean driving record (no moving
violations in past 5 years) with
valid Tennessee drivers license.
Must pass DOT physical. Knowledge/ experience with commercial
equipment and vehicles. Able to lift
and transport 50- 100 lbs. Able to
work Monday- Saturday, flexible
schedule based on weather. Apply
at Turf Masters Monday- Friday
8am-5pm at 191 Stewart Road
Cleveland Tennessee. No phone
CONCRETE FiNiSHER - looking for
concrete finishers. Travel required.
Pay rate is hourly and will be based
on experience. Drug free workplace
DELiVERy DRiVER needed. Box
truck experience helpful. Apply in
person at Scotts Furniture Company
1650 South Lee Highway, Cleveland.
no experience?
some experience?
loTs of experience? let’s Talk!
No matter what stage
in your career, it’s time to call
Central Refrigeration Home.
Great miles - Top pay!
CDL training available
NC, SC, FL, GA, TN, MS, AL areas. Home weekly/ full benefit
package. 100 % No Touch/ 75 %
Drop & Hook CDL A with 1 year
experience 888-406-9046.
iMMEDiATELy. Must have at least
5- 10 years experience and your
own professional tools. if you are
motivated, you should be able substantially increase your income. One
of the largest volume, independently
owned, auto repair shops in Cleveland. your income is up to you! Apply in person only Ken’s Auto Service– 522 9th St SE- Cleveland, TN
R & R Transmission Tech needed
for a fast paced transmission shop.
Must have own tools. 2 years experience. Hours 8am-5pm Monday- Friday. Drug free. Must work well with
others and have positive outlook.
Pay will be based on experience and
references. Send resume and references to: #727-P, c/o Cleveland
Daily Banner, P.O. Box 3600, Cleveland, TN 37320-3600
RN SuPERViSOR, evenings/ nights,
Full time Monday- Friday. Apply at
Bradley Healthcare & Rehab Center,
2910 Peerless Road, Cleveland, TN.
Drug- free, E E O
HELP WANTED- Duties include
leasing units, receiving payments,
maintaining all files, and cleaning facilities for two locations, use of Open
Office and Excel. Apply in person
ONLy at: Rhodes Storage, 3305 Old
Tasso Road, Cleveland TN.
LLC is currently seeking Second
Shift Telephone interviewers. Our
interviewers conduct market research on a variety of topics
through telephone surveys. Our interviewers work in a call center environment using a predictive dialer
system. The position involves contacting individuals and asking a series of scripted questions over the
telephone. The questions are standardized and data is collected in
accordance with survey parameters which vary for each project.
Human resourCes
Qualified candidates must have
above average reading ability, at
least 6 months of customer service
experience- call center environment preferred, basic computer
skills, excellent telephone skills, be
able to communicate verbally effectively, be able to pass a criminal
background check, and have a
high school diploma or equivalent.
and $11 hour after 30 days plus
one time $100 Bonus.
if you are looking for a career opportunity with a well- known manufacturing company in Cleveland,
this is the job for you.
PuLLEN'S uSED Cars is looking for
experienced Detail Help. Apply in
person. See David, 413 S. Lee Highway.
Directs all HR functions for 25 bed
hospital. Requires bachelor's degree or substantial equivalent experience, five plus years HR generalist experience, health care experience strongly preferred.
Apply online
click on Career Opportunities.
Rhea Medical Center
9400 Rhea County Hwy
Dayton, TN 37321
equal opportunity employer
Funded under arrangement
with the state of Tennessee
for Medical Equipment Company
seeking Professional Sales Representatives to call patients & medical
facilities. Base pay plus bonus.
Please fax resume to: 423-478-3160
or apply in person at: 1510 Stuart
Road, Suite 109 in Cleveland or call
Work with seniors in a quality care
oriented Assisted Living Community.
Apply in person at:
Brookdale Cleveland
2745 Executive Park Drive
Cleveland, TN
Monday– Friday
Cleveland area: Must have a clean
driving record, minimum 2 years
experience preferred. Knowledge
and experience with commercial
equipment, able to lift and transport 75 lbs. Apply at this number
706-695-3562 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
seeking to fill full time Bookkeeping
position. Extensive experience in
QuickBooks required. #728-P, c/o
Cleveland Daily Banner, P.O. Box
3600, Cleveland, TN 37320-3600
MECHANiC - A local Construction
Company is looking for a Heavy
Equipment Mechanic for Full Time
position. Pay rate is Hourly and rate
will be based on experience. Minimal
travel required - home most nights.
Drug free workplace - Equal opportunity employer. 423-596-2075.
MECHANiC, OPERATORS and Laborers needed. Apply in person at
798 County Road 180, Athens, must
have a valid drivers license.
well established Cleveland Office
looking for experienced individual in
the following areas: Phlebotomy, injections, and EKG’S and the ability
to work in a fast paced, pleasant environment. Please submit resume to:
[email protected]
MEDiCAL PRACTiCE seeking medical record/ front office clerk. Must
enjoy fast pace and be team player.
Variety of duties including prepping/
filing charts, record requests, answering phones and check- in/ out.
Email resume to:
[email protected]
WRS, LLC promotes a fun and
casual work environment with flexible schedule options for interviewers. Currently hiring for evening
shift hours. Second Shift hourly
rate of pay is $9 per hour. Weekend Second Shift employees may
also have the opportunity to qualify
for a weekend shift bonus! Qualified employees will receive medical, dental, life, holiday pay, and a
sign on bonus!
if you are interested in this opportunity, please complete an application at
WRS, LLC is an E O E.
33. Business opportunities
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Affairs at (800) 342-8385 or the Federal Trade Commission at (877)
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36. instructions and lessons
MuSiC LESSONS in your home
Guitar, Bass, and Drums. Retired
professional: TV, Radio, Concerts,
Studio, 42 years experience. Call
423-504-7863 or 423-331-8044.
POWER WASHiNG, free estimates,
professional, gutters, decks, concrete, safe chemicals, affordable.
RESiDENTiAL LAWN care: Mowing,
weed eating, leaf blowing. Reasonable prices call 423-457-3081.
TOP CuT Lawn Care- Professional
Service, Affordable Prices. Credit
Cards Accepted. 423-593-9634
Wall's Tree service, Removal,
Trimming, Stump grinding, Bobcat
work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. 1-706-913-7373.
45. vacation rentals
Cabin Rentals, directly on the river
at junction of Hiwassee and Ocoee
Rivers. 423-338-7208.
BEAR PAW COTTAGES- 2, 3 bedrooms, $75- $85. Mountains, fireplace, serenity. 423-476–8480.
FOR LEASE: New office suites in
Benton, 2 blocks from Courthouse.
135 Poplar Street $295 monthly, includes all utilities & high- speed
internet. 423-473-9496.
NORTH KEiTH Street: First month
free rent with acceptable application
and paid deposit. Owner/ Agent
oFFiCe/ reTail space available,
short and long term lease. Several
locations, priced from $300 up. Call
Jones Properties 423-472-4000.
SMALL OFFiCE with bathroom and
10x 16 storage with roll up door.
Central heat/ air, located off North
Lee Highway at 24 Hour Storage.
$400 monthly, includes all utilities.
Call 423-595-2891.
49. apartments For rent
46. storage space For rent
$1,350. monTHlY, 4,650 square
foot metal building available for
maintenance and light manufacturing- insulated metal building on 6
inch concrete pad 4,200 square feet
of heated space and 450 square feet
of heated and air conditioned office
space on approximately 1/3 acre of
property available for long- term, triple net lease, surrounded by security
fencing with gated access. For additional information, call Jones Properties at 423-472-4000 or visit
more information.
$2,500 monTHlY, 8,100 square
foot metal building available for
maintenance and light manufacturing- insulated metal building on 6
inch concrete pad with 6,600 square
feet of heated space and 1,500
square feet of heated and air conditioned office and shop space on approximately 1/2 acre of property
available for long- term, triple- net
lease, surrounded by security fencing with gated access. For additional
information, call Jones Properties at
423-472-4000 or visit:
more information.
$325 monTHlY. one to four 1,500
square foot metal buildings available for storage, distribution and
maintenance. Property is surrounded by security fencing with
gated access. For additional information, call Jones Properties at
423-472-4000 or visit:
more information.
CALFEE'S MiNi Warehouse for rent:
Georgetown Pike, Spring Place
Road and Highway 64. Call
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subject to the Federal Fair Housing
Act of 1968 and the Tennessee Human Rights Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, or national
origin, handicap/ disability or an in-
CDL-A Driver Needed Full Time or Part Time. New Pay
Package and Home Every 24 to
48 hours!!! Full-time and part-time
opportunities at our Cleveland, TN
terminal for Solos and Team
Dedicated routes daily to: Atlanta,
GA, Roanoke, VA, Charleston,
WV, Nashville, TN, Jackson, MS
and Lexington, KY. Earn $1200$1500 per week. Paid odometer
miles and stop pay for all stops.
Full medical benefits, 401K, short
and long-term disability and life
insurance. Paid Vacations.
Quarterly safety bonuses, Fuel
bonuses and referral bonus.
Requirements: Class A CDL from
state of residence. 1 yr. verifiable
exp. No chargeable D.O.T
accidents in three years. Clean
driving/safety record. No felonies
in past 7 years.
Call 423-479-7585
Ext. 5010 or visit
Contracted to provide services to
Tennessee Care Choices Clients.
Serving the following East Tennessee Counties:
Rhea, Meigs, McMinn, Monroe, Hamilton, Bradley and Polk
Hiring Experienced, Competent, & Professional,
Certified Nursing Assistants for
Cleveland, Polk, McMinn, Rhea areas:
Full-Time, Part-Time, and PRN”
Apply in person at:
2700 Keith Street, Suite 4, Cleveland, TN 37312
iNDOOR RV & BOAT storage, any
size. Safe & Secure. 423-728-2947.
Climate Controlled
& Outside units
Downtown Location
& Georgetown Road
47. Business Property For
$600: 1,770 square foot commercial
property, formerly leased as restaurant and an office. Good location.
$750- $995: Office and storage
space combined, 20x 35 storage,
perfect for contractors, plumbers,
$1,750: Nice 3,000 square foot office/ storage building, great NW location.
DRiViNG RANGE for lease. North
Lee Highway. 423-829-0325.
OFFiCE/ RETAiL- Star Vue Square
7,000 square feet, $4,000 monthly.
Owner/ Agent 423-987-9232.
48. office space For rent
600 SQuARE feet, multiple office,
$350 monthly, very convenient,
DoWnToWn 215 2nd Street: 2,400
square feet of office space, reception area with seven offices, large
conference room. Central heat and
air, ample parking. Contact Jones
Properties 423-472-4000,
Lonza (formerly Arch Chemicals) in Charleston, TN is now
accepting applications for full time Packaging positions. Major
responsibilities include operating packaging equipment, filling
drums, pails and bottles as well as documentation of production
data; fork truck operation, loading and unloading trucks,
processing returned product, housekeeping and other duties as
assigned; Must be willing to work a 12-hour rotating shift.
High school education or GED required. Minimum of 6 months
packaging or light industrial work experience preferred. Fork
truck skills a plus.
Starts $11.64 per hour with a generous benefit package
including 12 paid holidays, 15 days paid vacation days, 6 paid
sick days, 401K with company match, medical, dental, vision,
life, disability, etc. After 90 days with satisfactory performance,
pay progresses to $11.89 per hour and $12.42 after one year.
All candidates must apply online by August 16 at (Careers/Available Jobs/US
Opportunities & search for the Key Word “Charleston”).
If you previously applied for a position, you must reapply.
If offered a position, the applicant must successfully complete a
background check as well as a pre-employment physical
including a drug screen.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
40. general services offered
BOx TRAiLERS, 40' goose neck
trailer, dump trailer, towable grill for
rent. 423-478-2724.
ComPleTe laWnCare
Commercial and residential
Landscaping, aerating and over
mulching, pressure washing, yard
clean- up, leaf service.
licensed and insured.
Free estimates
very reliable
offering the Best rates in Town!
Call saylors outdoor services
Lonza (formerly Arch Chemicals) in Charleston, Tennessee has an immediate opening for a Distribution
Supervisor. Primary responsibilities include managing the inventory planning, demanding planning, and
optimization of warehouse and freight cost for all finished goods storage locations for the Water business.
Manage a product work flow of finished goods while using data analysis to determine reason for forecast
fluctuations. Develop methods to control cost and enhance processes. Analysis of large data sets and 2,000+
product SKUs. Determine the optimal location, storage level and distribution plan. Reports stock outs of product
and determine root case. Reporting line item fill rates and conduct analysis on downward trending items.
Minimum requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and/or Logistics Management preferred and/
or 7-10 years of experience in inventory planning, demand planning warehousing and transportation. Strong
knowledge of SAP, Excel and APICS certification preferred. The successful candidate must have strong
quantitative skills to analyze and model various aspects of a complex supply chain. Strong interpersonal skills.
Travel 5-10%.
Competitive benefits package Including Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan,
Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Consumer-Driven Health Plan with Health Savings
Account option available, Lonza U.S. Savings Plan (401k) with company match, Employee Life Insurance (2x
annual base salary), Short and Long-Term Disability, Employee & Family Assistance Program, Identity Theft
Insurance, 12 paid holidays. 3 weeks paid vacation, 6 paid sick days + 1 paid community service day.
Qualified candidates should apply online at (Careers/ Available Jobs/US Opportunities &
search for the Key Word “Charleston”). Resumes must be received no later than August 23, 2015.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans
3312 Keith Street NW • Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 790-1994
Drug screen required. E-verify and National Criminal
Background Check
Academy of
Allied Health
Academy of Allied Health
Career works with over
150 local Dr’s offices and
hospitals to ensure our
student’s receive the
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Our programs range
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If you would like to start
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Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015—49
49. Apartments For Rent
49. Apartments For Rent
53. Houses For Rent
tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination."
This newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper
are available on an equal opportunity basis. Equal Housing Opportunity, M/F.
$1,800: Luxury Apartment fully
furnished, utilities paid. Located on
quiet side street. Contact Jones
Properties 423-472-4000
$550: 2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath; New:
tile, carpet, paint.
$375: Large 1 Bedroom, 1 bath,
hardwood floors, water included.
$400: LArGE 1 Bedroom, 1 bath
close to Greenway, water/ sewer
paid. Contact Jones Properties,
$1,400: LArGE 2,020 square foot
home, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath 2 car
garage in Mapleton Forest. Central
heat/ air, appliances furnished, deck
and large back yard. Contact Jones
Properties 423-472-4000 or
1 BEDrOOM, 1 bath, stove, refrigerator, water furnished. No pets.
references required. $380 monthly,
$200 deposit. 423-244-1616.
2 BEDrOOM behind Ace Hardware
on Peerless road. Ground level,
walk to shopping. Stove, refrigerator,
water furnished. For information, call
between 9am-6pm. No pets/ smoking. 423-479-5570.
3 BEDrOOMS, 1.5 bath, new carpet
new paint, great neighborhood. $675
monthly, 423-716-0581.
APARTMENTS- 1 Bedroom with
utilities furnished ($369- $559); 2
Bedroom ($429- $599). Appliances
furnished; duplexes. 423-472–7788.
BrAND NEW townhome! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2801 Greenwood
Drive. Ask about pets? $725
monthly. Call/ text 423.400.0962.
Ocoee River Propane Gas in
Cleveland has an opening for a local
propane gas delivery salesman truck
driver and tank installer. Must have
CDL-HazMat Tanker, best job with
excellent pay and benefits. Please call
(423) 473-7772 or 1-800-874-4427
ext. 145 or email: [email protected]
Life Bridges, Inc. 764 Old Chattanooga Pike, Cleveland, TN 37311
Web site: Fax: 423-303-1877 Phone: 423-303-1941
Hiring Direct Support, LPN, & RN for all Shifts Weekday/Weekend
Direct Care and Nurses will provide care for persons with special
needs. Providing assistance with daily living, baths, meals, pass meds,
toileting, etc…Must be motivated and flexible. Comparable to CNA
type responsibilities and working in the field of special needs. Direct
Care and Nurses will provide activities & support person served in
outings and helping them connect with family and friends. Nurses may
assist in Direct Care duties and also responsible for nursing care.
Direct Support Staff start at $9.00
LPN starts at $14.00-(Pay could vary due to experience)
RN starts at $16.00-(Pay could vary due to experience)
Valid Driver’s License
Must be 18 years or older
High School Diploma recommended but not required
Must have a clean background & driving history
Random drug screens are performed
Applications may be picked up at our Main Office located at
764 Old Chattanooga Pike, Cleveland, N 37311
Bradley County Schools is accepting applications from
qualified individuals for the position of maintenance foreman.
Qualified applicants will coordinate activities of workers
engaged in mechanical and structural activities in schools plant
maintenance and campuses. Work involves reviewing contracts
to ascertain service, equipment and workforce requirements;
answering inquiries from potential customers regarding
methods, materials, and equipment costs. The successful
candidate will determine schedules, sequences and assignments
for work activities and enforce operating procedures and work
standards. This is a twelve month position.
Qualified applicants should have at least five directly
applicable experiences preferred including experience as a
foreman, exhibit computer literacy and possess a valid
Tennessee driver’s license. A bachelor’s degree in a related
field is preferred.
Application may be made by visiting the Bradley County
Schools web site at
Bradley County Schools is an equal opportunity employer.
rent is based on income for persons
62 or older, handicapped or disabled. We have immediate openings. Equal Housing Opportunity 44
Inman Street 479-3005
ExTrA NICE 1 bedroom, $365
monthly, $300 deposit.
2 bedroom, 1 bath $475 monthly,
$400 deposit.
No smoking, no pets. 423-472-6911.
LArGE 1 Bedroom apartment located by Lee across from Pangle
Hall. Very nice, new paint, outdoor
patio area at complex, $550 monthly
includes water and sewer. No pets/
smoking. 423-595-2891.
monthly, 2 bedrooms 1.5 baths;
$795 2 bedrooms 2.5 baths. Both
Available end of May. 423-595-1943
1 BEDrOOM, dumpster/ water furnished, $375 monthly, $300 deposit.
No pets. 423-584-2287
SPACIOuS, CLEAN, 2 bedrooms,
2.5 baths, covered parking, $795
lease, deposit. 423-479-5451.
uTILITIES! 1 bedroom with central
heat/ air! Off Georgetown road.
$175 weekly. NO DEPOSIT! Call
50. Mobile Homes For Rent
$495: 2 Bedroom, 1 bath, new paint.
$750: Huge, 4 bedroom, 2 bath double wide, very nice, country setting.
Includes water.
16x70, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, All appliances. $125 weekly, $400 deposit.
No pets. 423-240-2575.
2 AND 3 bedrooms units available.
Hours Thursday through Sunday.
ESTATES: Two bedrooms nice and
clean. 472–6555.
52. Sleeping Rooms
$149 PLuS tax weekly special, 1
person with ad, HBO/ ESPN.
53. Houses For Rent
$1,195: 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood, 2 car garage, back deck, new
paint inside and out.
$1,195: 3 Bedroom, 2 bath with bonus room and den, 2 car garage, finished basement, 1,554 square feet.
Prefer experience in payroll and employee benefits.
Knowledge of ACA and other payroll and benefit regulations.
Qualified person must be a team player, but must be able to
work independently and meet strict deadlines. This is a
position that requires confidentiality and maturity. Full-time
position with benefits.
P.O. Box 29, Cleveland TN 37364,
attention: Business Office or email to
[email protected]
1 BEDrOOM CABIN, beautiful wood
interior, central heat/ air, pets allowed. $375 monthly. Hwy. 64.
3 BEDrOOM house, 1 bath, 1 year
lease required, NW city, $750
monthly, $750 deposit. No smoking,
no pets. Call SELECT rEALTy
ask for Kara.
3 BEDrOOM, 1 BATH, water and
sewer furnished. Off 25th Street.
$775 monthly. 600 or better credit
score required. 423-472-1474.
3 BEDrOOM, 2 bath, double garage, basement. 4 miles from new
54. Lots For Sale
4032 OLD Freewill road. 5.7 acres,
6.28 acres, and 7.06 acres. $55,000
each. 423-472-1474.
Dietary Supervisor
Etowah Campus
Full time
Supervisory or Management experience required –
Healthcare and CDM preferred.
Interested applicants apply online
56. Houses For Sale
$89,500. NEWLy remodeled, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, ranch style brick. New
appliances, heat pump, and deck.
Will consider lease purchase. Spring
Place road. GILBErT rEAL ESTATE, Owner/ Agent. 423-593-0397.
4 BEDrOOM, 3.5 bath, wrap
around front porch, big back deck,
2,600 square foot/ plus 1,300
square foot unfinished basement, 5
acres (up to 25 acres available),
fruit trees, creek, barn, and carpet
By OWNEr: Beautiful home, NW
Cleveland, near shopping, schools
and churches. Living room, den, five
bedrooms, three baths, kitchen, dining room, large enclosed back
porch, brick exterior, large lot, shade
trees, $159,000. 423-472-2664.
(off Mouse Creek). 3/ 2 split, bonus
room with storage area. Estimated
2,669 square feet, new heat pump,
asking $208,000. 239-250-4162.
OPEN HOuSE: Sunday 1pm-4pm.
519 Durkee road. Newly remodeled, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, $159,900,
financing available, 352-427-2394.
rEMODELED HOME: 3 Bedrooms,
2.5 baths, double garage, ross/
yates, Cleveland Middle, Cleveland
High, rocking chair front porch, Florida room. Lease with option to buy.
Owner/ agent, STONy BrOOKS
rEALTy 423-479-4514.
57. Farms & Acreage For Sale
20 VEry nice acres with 1,000 feet
road frontage, all fenced, with creek
through center, pond and city water,
423-650-1497 or 423-479-4280.
HOrTON rOAD at Bohannon road
SE 7.6 acres fully fenced $68,000,
423-476-3766 or 423-650-3181.
PuBLISHEr'S NOTICE: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing
Act of 1968 and the Tennessee Human rights Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, or national
origin, handicap/ disability or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination."
This newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper
are available on an equal opportunity basis. Equal Housing Opportunity, M/F.
Payroll and Benefits Position
Customer Service
In-Bound Call Center is in need of experienced
Customer Service Associates
Must be willing to work 3rd shift,
Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun.
9:00pm-1:00am (must be flexible to stay later)
35-wpm minimum, typing speed
Clean Background and Drug Screen Required
$10.00/hr plus commission
Chattanooga Branch •¬5721 Marlin Road, Suite 3200
Chattanooga TN 37411 • 423-648-2113
Dayton Branch • 455 Chickamauga Drive, Suite 102
Dayton, TN 37321 • 423-775-5732
Cleveland Branch • 3555 Keith Street, Suite 209
Cleveland TN 37312 • 423-472-4440
Quality Manager
CORMETECH, Inc., a joint equity company of Corning, Incorporated and
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is a leading manufacturer of ceramic-based
catalyst used in stationary combustion systems to remove pollutants. We
are growing and have an opening for an experienced Quality Manager.
• Driving improvement of plant processes by utilizing continual
improvement tools (DMAIC, Six Sigma, SPC and Lean Manufacturing)
• Establishing and maintaining inspection procedures, sampling test
methods, and product quality assurance in compliance with ISO 9001
• Preparing and maintaining Quality Control plans and inspection
• Approving Project Final Quality report and issuing Quality certificate
• Managing the quality of incoming materials and components, as well as
finished goods, work in process and services provided
• Preparing, maintaining, and forecasting department and capital budgets.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, science, or related
technical area
• 5+ years’ experience in Quality Assurance or Quality Process Control, or
Engineering in a manufacturing environment with experience in Ceramic
manufacturing or Chemical processes preferred
• Solid skills in continuous improvement methodology, including SPC,
defect prevention, process qualification, Six Sigma, DMAIC, and
ISO 9001
• Six Sigma Green Belt training is required, Black Belt Certification is
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Candidates who meet the qualifications may complete an application at
our website at
CORMETECH maintains a drug free workplace and is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. The success of Cormetech depends upon
attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified people
regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran’s status.
50—Cleveland Daily Banner—Sunday, August 9, 2015
Legal Publications
IN RE: ESTATE OF RALPH D. HALL, SR., DECEASED, No. P-95-166, ORDER OF PUBLICATION, It appears to the Court from the sworn Petition to Sell Realty filed in this cause, concerning
realty in Monroe County, Tennessee, in which
the Decedent owned a one-fourth undivided interest, that the whereabouts of Phyllis J. Hall are
unknown and that after making diligent efforts to
ascertain her whereabouts the Personal Representatives have been unable to do so, and that
ordinary process cannot be served upon Phyllis
J. Hall. It is, therefore, ORDERED that Phyllis J.
Hall shall appear and make defense to the Petition to Sell Realty within 30 days of the last date
of publication of this Order or the same will be
taken as confessed as to her and set for a hearing, and that a copy of this Order shall be published for four (4) consecutive weeks in the
Cleveland Daily Banner, a newspaper published
in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee. Within
this same time Phyllis J. Hall also is reqiured to
serve a copy of her pleadings upon Marcia M.
McMurray, attorney for the Personal Representatives, whose address is McMurray Law Office,
PLLC, P.O. Box 610, Cleveland, TN 37364-0610.
ENTER this 17, July, 2015. Jerri S. Bryant,
McMurray, BPR # 013337, Attorney for Personal
Representatives, P.O. Box 610, Cleveland, TN
37364-0610. (423)479-7171.
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015
Answer to Sudoku
Puzzle on Page 41
Online Rental Payment Available
or come by office
425 25th Street
Pool With Water-Fall
+ Enjoy our inside fitness center
+ Studios, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.
+ One Of Kind 2 Bedroom,
Hollywood Baths
+ Carwash, Basketball Court , Laundry
and Picnic Areas, Lavishly Decorated
Club House
+ Ponds with enjoyable water sprays
+ Easy 12 months leasing terms
Call Today
1159 Harrison Pike
Are You 62 Years or Older?
• Conveniently Located
• Activities Provided
• Utilities Included in Rent
North Cleveland
Call (423) 479-9639
1200 Magnolia Ave. NE • Cleveland, TN 37311
Applications For
Efficiency Apartments
Rent Based On Income
*Income Restrictions Apply
North Cleveland Towers does not discriminate on the basis of
handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or
employment in its federally assisted programs and activities.
NOTICE OF SALE: Notice that the contents of the
following storage units are to be sold and/or otherwise disposed of and will be open for a Cash Only
sale to satisfy owner’s lien, on Tuesday, August 11,
2015 at following RHODES STORAGE, LLC locations.
11:00 am at 3305 Old Tasso Rd, NE, Cleveland TN
Allen, Derek A041
12:30 pm at 711 Lauderdale Memorial Hwy NW,
Charleston, TN
Johnson, Michael E028
August 9, 2015
WHEREAS, Antonio Jose Francisco And Petrona
Francisco executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage
Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee
for Decision One Mortgage Company, LLC, Lender
and Secure Title Of Cleveland Inc., Trustee(s),
which was dated March 24, 2004 and recorded on
March 25, 2004 in Book 1419, Page 473-488, Bradley County, Tennessee Register of Deeds.
WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current
holder of said Deed of Trust, The Bank Of New York
Mellon Fka The Bank Of New York As Trustee For
The Certificateholders Of Cwabs, Inc., Asset Backed
Certificates, Series 2004-Bc4, (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as
Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded
in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Bradley
County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and
privileges of the original Trustee named in said
Deed of Trust; and
NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the
entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the
Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned,
Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue
of the power and authority vested in it, will on
August 25, 2015, at 12:00PM at the usual and customary location at the Bradley County Courthouse,
Cleveland, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Bradley
County, Tennessee, to wit:
All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in
the Fourth Civil District of Bradley County, Tennessee, being Lots Twenty-six (26) and Twenty-seven
(27), Block 6, Louisville Land Company's Addition
to Cleveland, as shown by plat of record in Plat
Book 1, Page 20, in the Register's Office of Bradley
County, Tennessee.
FOR PRIOR TITLE, see Deed of Warranty recorded
in Book 1419 , Page 470 , in the Register's Office of
Bradley County, Tennessee.
Any governmental zoning and subdivision ordinances or regulations in effect thereon.
This conveyance is made subject to Easements, Restrictions, Covenants and Conditions of record, including matters shown on recorded plats.
Subject to requirements as set out in the Legend of
Louisville Land Company's Addition to Cleveland,
as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 20, in the Register's Office of Bradley County,
Parcel ID Number: 057L-B-014.00
Southeast, Cleveland, TN 37311.
Current Owner(s): Antonio Jose Francisco and wife,
Petrona Francisco.
Other Interested Party(ies): Bradley Memorial Hospital, Inc. and MERS as nominee for Decision One
Mortgage Company, LLC.
The sale of the property described above shall be
subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat;
any and all liens against said property for unpaid
property 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; a deed of trust; and any
matter than an accurate survey of the premises
might disclose; and
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 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.
This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.
Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee
c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department
277 Mallory Station Road
Suite 115
Franklin, TN 37067
PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484
File No.: 15-11608 FC01
August 2, 9, 16, 2015
57. Farms & Acreage For Sale
59. Mobile Homes For Sale
72. Cars For Sale
Double wide
home with acreage. $500 deposit.
Owner financing available. Call
KISS YOUR LANDLORD GOODBYE! A deed is all you need to get
your new home. For information call
5526 Waterlevel Highway
Cleveland 423-476-5681
2007 Pontiac Torrent SUV. 2006
Chrysler Pacifica SUV. 2004 Chevy
Trailblazer, 4x 4. 2004 Chevy S10
Blazer 4x 4. 2001 Chevy S10 Crew
Cab Truck 4x 4. More to choose
from. Cash talks! Warranties, History
CALL 423-285-7911
63. Motorcycles And Bikes
Aspencade trike. Purple/ pink,
27,000 original miles, reverse, CB,
radio, cassette, trailer hitch, pink
LED lighting, loaded, owners manual,
423-309-8361 leave message.
WAY. CALL 472-5041.
Please take notice that ALL SAFE STORAGE located
at 1451 Guthrie Drive, NW, Cleveland, TN, 3005
Overlook Dr., Cleveland, TN, 2265 Shady Lane,
Cleveland, TN, and 2530 Georgetown Rd., Cleveland, TN, has a lien on certain personal property
contents of self-storage facilities leased to tenants
who have defaulted in their payment of rent. As enforcement of the lien for unpaid rent, and as a result of non-payment, All Safe Storage intends to
sell or otherwise dispose of the contents of the
units. The Home Office address of the self-storage
facility is 1451 Guthrie Drive NW, Cleveland, TN.
37311. The number of the leased space and the
name of the occupant are as follows:
Family Housing For Everyone!
Cherokee Hills
Call Today! (423) 559-0800
2020 Bates Pike
2 Bedroom $545
3 Bedroom $595
4 Bedroom $645
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OE05 – Michael Evans
AS313 – Natalie Shelton
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2&3 Bedroom Apartments
2 Full Baths
W/D Connections
GT2303 – Bernita Williams
GT2517 – Mila Walker
The time, place and manner of sale or disposal will
be on August 13, 2015 starting at 10:00 AM at All
Safe Storage, 1451 Guthrie Drive, Cleveland, TN.
37311. “Notice” in case of inclement weather, sale
or disposal will be held on the next clear business
day. If sold, the sale will be for cash. It shall be the
purchasers responsibility to remove all the contents on the day of the purchase and to leave the
facility in a ready to rent condition. If sold, all contents are sold “where is as is”. No representations
are made as to the nature, value or fitness of the
contents. By: All Safe/All Seasons Storage, Home
Office located at 1451 Guthrie Drive, Cleveland,
TN. 37311.
August 2, 9, 2015
2350 Blackburn Rd. SE
Cleveland, TN 37311
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2701 S. Lee Hwy.
- Beautifully Decorated 2 bedrooms, 1.5
bath; each unit has a
private patio or large
deck with storage
closet attached;
landscaped, ownermaintained grounds.
located on a quiet
side street.
Subject property, a portion of Map and Parcel Number 058 025.00, was acquired by
Bradley County, Tennessee as a portion of Tract Two by Deed from Charles E. Elrod and
Nanette Beth Elrod on October 30, 2006, recorded in Deed Book 1693, page 641, in the
Office of the Register of Deeds in Bradley County, Tennessee. The property is
specifically described as follows:
Questions may be directed to the Bradley County Mayor’s Office at (423)728-7146.
Sealed bids clearly marked as “Minnis Road Property Bid” may be sent to: Bradley
County Mayor, P.O. Box 1167, Cleveland, TN, 37364-1167 or hand-delivered to
Courthouse Annex Building, 2nd Floor, located at 155 Broad Street, Cleveland, TN,
37311. In order to be considered, all bids must be received by August 21st, 2015 at
4:00PM. Bradley County reserves the right to reject any and all bids submitted for the
subject property.
2, 3, and 4 Bedroom Apartments
with 2 full baths, fully equipped
kitchen, washer/dryer hook-ups,
lots of closet space, swimming
pool, picnic area and playground.
BEGINNING at an iron pin set, said iron pin being the southwestern corner of Lot 1, Minnis Road Fire Station as
recorded in Plat Book 31 Page 62 in the Register’s Office of Bradley County, Tennessee (ROBCT) and from said iron
pin along the northern line of Musselwhite (2222/385 ROBCT), North 66 degrees 03 minutes 13 seconds West, 400.58
feet to a point, said point being the northwestern corner of Musselwhite and in the eastern line of Moore (1877/128
ROBCT), thence with and along the eastern line of Moore, North 23 degrees 49 minutes 23 seconds East, 1013.55 feet
to a point in the southern line of the Tennessee Valley Authority (formerly the Eastern Tennessee Power Company as
recorded in Deed Book 32 Page 114 ROBCT), thence with and along the southern line of the Tennessee Valley
Authority property South 65 degrees 40 minutes 42 seconds East, 608.23 feet to a point in the western right-of-way of
Minnis Road, thence along said western right-of-way along a curve to the right Arc Length = 128.52 feet, Radius =
1424.66 feet, Chord Bearing = South 26 degrees 34 minutes 18 seconds West, Chord Distance = 128.48 feet to a point
in said western right-of-way, thence South 29 degrees 09 minutes 22 seconds West, 229.47 feet to a point in said
western right-of-way, thence
continuing along said western right-of-way along a curve to the left Arc Length =
143.17 feet, Radius = 924.23 feet, Chord Bearing = South 24 degrees 43 minutes 07 seconds West, Chord Distance =
143.02 feet to an iron pin set, said iron pin being 20 feet from the centerline of Minnis Road, thence along the northern
line of Lot 1, Minnis Road Fire Station, North 68 degrees 03 minutes 13 seconds West, 221.77 feet to an iron pin set,
said iron pin being the northwestern corner of the aforesaid Lot 1, Minnis Road Fire Station, thence South 18 degrees
43 minutes 31 seconds West, 490.00 feet to an iron pin set, being the southwestern corner of Lot 1, Minnis Road Fire
Station and being the POINT OF BEGINNING as shown by composite survey of Cleveland Surveying Company dated
July 31, 2015. Said tract contains 11.20 acres.
It’s A Great Day At
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DR1E – Contents
DR2F - Contents
Bradley County requests sealed bids for approximately 11.20 total acres of property
located at 443 Minnis Road in Bradley County, Tennessee. Bids will be received until
August 21st, 2015 at 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Bids will be opened and read
aloud at that time in the Bradley County Mayor’s Office located in the Courthouse Annex
Building. Bids will be cash with full payment due at the time of closing on the property.
Property is offered for bid in the “as is” condition with no warranties either written or
implied. Bids will be on lump sum basis.
1993 BUICk Roadmaster, automatic, air conditioning, new brakes.
Must go! 339-7411.
Located near the Historic District
Modern appliances
Granite countertops
All utilities paid
(includes Wi-Fi, cable, & weekly maid service)
155 Spring
Branch Rd,
Custom-built Home, 10 min to Ooltewah & Cleveland.
4BD/3FullBA/3HalfBA, 3300sq ft + Full Basement,
3 Acres, Saltwater Pool w/ Huge,
Private Outdoor Entertaining Space!
Contact Laura @ 423-715-6404.
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Contact Jones Properties, LLC.
at 423-472-4000 for pricing.
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Average U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.91 percent
long-term U.S. mortgage rates
fell for a third straight week
amid anxiety over developments
in the U.S. economy that lifted
bond prices.
Mortgage giant Freddie Mac
said Thursday the average rate
on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped to 3.91 percent this
week from 3.98 percent a week
earlier. The rate on 15-year
fixed-rate mortgages declined to
3.13 percent from 3.17 percent.
Mortgage rates followed the
yield on the key 10-year
Treasury note, which fell. Bond
yields for Treasurys were
pushed lower by the increase in
bond prices, as investors sought
safety in U.S. Treasury bonds.
Investors are closely awaiting
the government’s report Friday
on July employment, since the
jobs data could affect the timing
of an anticipated interest rate
increase by the Federal Reserve.
The yield on the 10-year
Treasury note slipped to 2.27
percent Wednesday from 2.29
percent a week earlier. It eased
in trading Thursday morning to
Buyer’s Agent Broker/Owner
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2.26 percent.
The Fed is expected to raise
interest rates from record lows
sometime this year, having kept
its key short-term rate near
zero since the crisis year 2008.
The only question seems to be
A statement the Fed issued
last week after ending its latest
policy meeting gave no
timetable. The central bank signaled that it wants to see further economic gains and higher
inflation before raising rates.
Many analysts foresee the first
hike next month, though Fed
Chair Janet Yellen has stressed
that any increase will be driven
by the latest economic data.
To calculate average mortgage
rates, Freddie Mac surveys
lenders across the country at
the beginning of each week. The
average doesn’t include extra
fees, known as points, which
most borrowers must pay to get
the lowest rates. One point
equals 1 percent of the loan
The average fee for a 30-year
mortgage was unchanged from
last week at 0.6 point. The fee
for a 15-year loan also held
steady at 0.6 point.
The average rate on five-year
remained at 2.95 percent; the
fee was unchanged at 0.4 point.
The average rate on one-year
ARMs rose to 2.54 percent from
2.52 percent; the fee was
unchanged at 0.3 point.
405 Georgetown Rd NW $219,900
MLS #20152009
Directions: South on South
Lee Highway, left o n SW B
Avenue, cross rr right into
Shady Oaks, left onto Shady
Hill Circle, House on right at
end of cul-de-sac.
244 Shady
Hill Circle
Advantage Annandale…this all brick ranch home in Annandale
Park subdivision puts you into one of Cleveland’s oldest and best
areas close to town center. The home features 3 bedrooms 3.5,
formal living and dining rooms, large family room with gas log
fireplace, screened porch, patio, new windows, a large cedar lined
out-of-season storage closet, detached garage workshop plus
attached double garage, on a nicely landscaped corner lot.
Come take a look today! MLS #20150816.
Directions: S. on Georgetown Rd to home on corner w/Sweet Briar.
3273 Tonia Drive $119,900
Completely updated and move in ready 3BR 1BA 1296 sq. ft. ranch with open plan. Home features new paint, new tile & carpet, as well as updated bathrooms, updated kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances, and crown molding throughout.
Exterior features front porch/deck which is perfect for morning coffee or evening relaxation. New gutters, 2-car garage, and
spacious private, fenced back yard on quiet tree lined street. You’ll need to hurry if you want this one! MLS #20153061.
Directions: South Lee Hwy to right onto Pleasant Grove, at fork go left on Pleasant Grove Trail. Right onto To nia Dr.
Joe Womac
MLO ID #500886, Loan Originator
1300 25th St NW Suite 7
Cleveland, TN 37311
for more
P.O. Box 4730 • Cleveland, TN 37320
Phone: 423-596-2131
Fax: 423-476-0060
[email protected]
3040 Hollybrook Circle $106,900
3 bedroom, 2 bath. Perfect for Lee students,
investor or first home. Updated features plus
new roof and HVAC. MLS #20152760.
Directions: East on Stuart Rd., right on
Michigan Ave., right on 20th St., right on
Hollybrook Circle.
1380 Balsm Court $154,900
Over 1,800 sq. ft. on one level. 3
bedrooms, 2 baths, huge den with
stone fireplace, eat in kitchen with
Directions: Paul Huff to Frontage
Rd. Right into Winwood, left on
Balsm. Home in cul-de-sac.
1430 Brymer Creek Rd SW, McDonald $199,900
3816 Woodcrest Circle $190,000
This lovely home is in a prime location with easy access to town and
to Tinsley Park. The home offers 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths. The
basement has two rooms that could also be bedrooms. With just
under 3000 square feet of living space, the home offers plenty of
room with two dens/great rooms each with a fireplace and a large
welcoming living room. The rear exterior of the home has a screened
porch and a fenced yard. There is also a gas hookup for a grill.
DIRECTIONS: Intersection of Paul Huff Parkway and Keith Street/
North Lee Highway. Travel South on Keith Street. Turn Right on
Woodcrest Ave. (across from Chik-Fil-A), Turn Right on Woodcrest
Circle, Home on Left.
Listing Agent
Rhonda Vest
(423) 618-8575
Listing Agent
Rhonda Vest
(423) 618-8575
3140 Scarlet Oaks Dr $650,000
Hosting Agent
Custom built home with all the extras! 3 HVAC units, 2 hot wt
heaters. 3 fireplaces, including one in master bedroom. Beautiful
(423) 443-2302
Indonesian Kempas exotic wood flooring. Large kitchen with granite
counter tops, 48” commercial grade 6 burner gas range with griddle
and triple ovens. Large bonus room! Poured concrete basement walls with 13 ft ceilings.
Separate living qrts, media room and full kitchen in basement. MLS#20140642
DIRECTIONS: West on 25th Street. Left on Candies Lane. Cross over Freewill Road.
Left into Mountain Pointe. Right onto Scarlet Oaks. Home on right in cul-de-sac.
1496 Moore Road $139,900
PRIVATE COUNTRY SETTING! Bring your horses and settle into this cozy 3BD/
3BA home that sits on 4.4 acres of gorgeous, private land. The main level is
complete 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a laundry room as well as an open
kitchen/dining room with breakfast bar, living room with a large brick fireplace
and a spacious family room/den. The partially, finished basement offers a
spacious family room, full bath & workshop and single car garage. Other features
include plenty of storage space, single carport, double detached garage, and
barn/workshop. To top it all off this amazing home qualifies for 100% USDA
Rural Development Financing! Sold AS-IS. MLS #: 20153786
DIRECTIONS: South on Hwy. 11 (South Lee Hwy.), Right on Glenda Dr., Left on
Brymer Creek Rd., Home on the Right.
Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sitting on 2
acres. Master on main, tin roof, hardwood,
16x20 outbuilding. Washer and dryer starts.
MLS #20153294.
Directions: West on Georgetown Road, right
on Eureka Road, left on Moore Road. Go
through stop sign at Van Davis and Moore.
Home on right.
1897 Church Street NE $399,000
home with generously sized double master suites is a must see! Curl up in front
of the fireplace in the living room that features a picturesque bay window or
spread out in the spacious great room with beautiful vaulted ceiling and brick
fireplace and plumbing is available for a wet bar. Enjoy a cozy meal in the eat-in
kitchen or entertain in style in the formal dining room. The kitchen is a chef’s
dream, with plentiful counter and cabinet space it also features an island, double
ovens and French doors that open to the partially covered patio. The home also
offers a covered front porch, double carport and is located steps away from Lee
University. MLS #: 20153180
DIRECTIONS: S. on North Ocoee Street, Left on 20th St, Right on Church St,
Home on Right.
Joy Akins
MLO ID # 500782 SVP, Loan Originator
P.O. Box 4730 • Cleveland, TN 37320
Phone: 423-303-1729
Fax: 423-476-0060
[email protected]
(423) 303-1200
(423) 303-1200
Each Keller Williams office is
independently owned & operated
Each Keller Williams office is independently owned & operated
Listing Agent
Melody Smith
(423) 595-0199
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