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Showing 6 articles from November 10, 2010.

Ask Ken Beck

Julie & Julia star Adams to rock as Joplin

Dear Ken: I just saw the movie “Julie & Julia,” starring Meryl Steep as Julia Child. Who played Julie? What else has she done?

Red-hot actress Amy Adams, 36, who portrayed Julie Powell, has been quite busy the past 10 years. She has been in such TV shows as “Charmed,” “Smallville,” “The West Wing,” “Dr. Vegas“ and “The Office.” Her movie credits include “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” “Catch Me if You Can,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” “Doubt,” “Moonlight Serenade” and “Leap Year.”

She will star as rocker Janis Joplin in a 2012 flick, “Get It While You Can.” Born in Italy while her father served in the U.S. military, she grew up in a Mormon family with six siblings in Colorado and once worked at The Gap and Hooters.


Wilson Living

Teen moves closer to stardom

By Angel Kane

Lebanon teen, Courtney “Coco” Jones is headed to California this week dreaming of becoming Disney’s “Next Big Thing.” Of course, Courtney, the daughter of Mike and Javonda Jones, has been a “big thing” in Wilson County for years.

Many of you have probably seen her at middle Tennessee festivals and events performing her heart out for her local audiences.  But this week Coco and a small group of select performers will be on the Radio Disney’s latest installment of “Next Big Thing.”


General Lifestyle

Webster preps clients for time behind the wall

Special to The Wilson Post
When John Webster talks, it doesn’t take much incentive for his clients to bend an ear. Many of them have three things in common: They’re rich, they’re famous—and they’re on their way to prison.

Because he is subject to confidentiality agreements, he can’t name his famous high-profile clients, but they include celebrities such as Martha Stewart and Michael Vick as well as former Wall Street titans, governors, mayors and other pro sports figures.

“We do two things. We act as prison consultants and sentence mitigation specialists,” said Webster, 51, managing director of National Prison and Sentencing Consultants, who focuses on minimizing the amount of time his clients spend in “the big house” and also lobbies to get them into the best prisons.

The Lebanon resident advises and counsels from personal experience.


General News

Ramey held on murder count

By PATRICK HALL , The Wilson Post
A suspect in a murder that occurred in Old Hickory this past Wednesday night has been officially charged with criminal homicide, kidnapping and two counts of special aggravated robbery.

Shun Maximus Ramey was charged with the murder of Old Hickory resident Phillip Cortez Smith, who was living at 337 Hickory Drive in Old Hickory.

Deputies with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department discovered Smith’s body at his home after responding to a home invasion call late Wednesday night. Smith, who was 31 years of age, was found with a gunshot wound in the head.


General Sports

Bethel ousts CU volleyball

HENDERSON -- Angelyn Stanton recorded 10 kills in Cumberland University's final game of the 2010 season as the Bulldogs fell in straight sets (25-11, 25-21, 25-19) to Bethel University in an elimination game of the TranSouth Championships at Freed-Hardeman University's Sports Center late Tuesday night.

Earlier in the day, Cumberland dropped a 3-1 (25-22, 13-25, 21-25, 22-25) decision to top-seeded Union University before rebounding with a 3-2 (25-18, 22-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-8) victory over rival Trevecca Nazarene University and bouncing the Trojans from the tournament.

CU ends the season with a 24-13 record after opening the year with 10 straight wins.

This year marks the fourth straight season the Bulldogs have gone 2-2 in the conference tournament. Bethel also eliminated CU in 2007.

Playing in their third match of the day, the Bulldogs ran out of gas against Bethel as the Wildcats jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first set. During the stretch, Cumberland's only points came on Stanton's kills and the Bulldogs committed three hitting errors. BU also tallied three aces during the run.

Cumberland totaled eight attack errors in each set, hitting .040 in the match.

CU soccer falls 3-1 at Lyon

BATESVILLE, ARK -- Helena Dimantas Farias scored in the fourth minute to tie the match but Lyon College netted a goal just before halftime and another in the 80th minute, as the Scots posted a 3-1 victory over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Tuesday afternoon in the semifinals of the TranSouth Championships.

Cumberland ends its season 9-7-1 overall and tying for third in the TranSouth in the regular season and defeating Freed-Hardeman in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. The Bulldogs posted a 7-2-1 record over the last 10 matches.

Lyon (11-3-1) got on the board first with an unassisted goal from Cethlinn Cunningham just over three minutes into the match, but Dimantas Farias tied it 24 seconds later with her 13 goal of the season, also unassisted.

The teams battled throughout the rest of the first half before the Scots found the back of the net just before intermission, with Cunningham scoring again on an assist from Katie Marshall in the 42nd minute.

The second half remained scoreless until the 80th minute when it was Marshall netting the goal, this time on an assist from Cunningham.

Simone Quinn made nine saves in goal for the Bulldogs, facing 18 total shots, while Lyon keeper Erica Cox recorded just one save.

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