UT’s Gray Leaves Rehab Early

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee forward Amber Gray will leave a Cincinnati rehabilitation facility where she was recovering from brain surgery more than two weeks earlier than expected.

The 19-year-old underwent brain surgery at University Hospital in Cincinnati in early July to clip a brain aneurysm that had hemorrhaged and caused a stroke.

On Tuesday, she will leave Cincinnati’s Drake Center where she has been rehabilitating since July 23, though she will continue her rehabilitation program.

The aneurysm was discovered when the West Chester, Ohio, native suffered complications following a July 2 shoulder surgery to repair her rotator cuff.

Gray, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, played in 27 games, averaging 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.6 minutes per contest.

Kappa Sigma Fraternity Members Under Investigation

CHATTANOOGA (UTC) — Chattanooga police investigate a case of alleged assault involving members of UTC’s Kappa Sigma fraternity but say so far their investigation has not resulted in any leads.

Police talked about the investigation on Twitter saying: “The Kappa Sigma Fraternity at UTC has been accused of assaulting two neighbors. Efforts to identify suspects have been fruitless thus far.”

Ten members of the fraternity reportedly jumped into a neighborhood pool in Fort Wood. Homeowners say  the frat members were asked to leave but they assaulted the homeowners with a boat oar and punched them in the mouth.   

So far police say they have not been able to contact fraternity members.

Mother Charged after Abandoned Sons Found in Sequatchie County

By: Ashley King

DUNLAP, Tn (UTC)–Two boys were found abandoned in a Sequatchie County home Sunday, March 22 around 1:00pm after a blaze had been set by the nine year old boy found in the home.

Nichole Manery surrendered at the Sequatchie County Justice Center Wednesday March 25 around 1:30pm after a search went on for several days.

Sequatchie County Map

Sequatchie County Map

Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department responded to the brush fire Sunday in the area of 49 Old State Highway 8. Officers went to the child’s home to speak with the parents, when officials discovered that the nine year old and his 11 year old brother had been abandoned by their mother for at least three days.

The mother was identified as 31 year old Nichole Manery. She reportedly had left with her boyfriend, identified as 30 year old Christopher Pugh, in a black 1976 Chevy Pick-Up, bearing TN tag number 104-TDS, three days earlier.

Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock says the boys were caring for their mentally challenged, handicapped adult uncle and had only eaten one meal, bologna sandwiches, while they were alone. One officer immediately went to buy food for the victims while the other officials investigated.

There was no food found anywhere in the residence, the children had no money, and there was no phone available.

In addition to neglect and abandonment, Officers discovered both illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the residence.

The children were released to Child Protective Services, after they were found caring for their handicapped uncle.

Nichole Marney

Nichole Manery

Manery has been charged with two counts of Child Abuse, Neglect and Endangerment and one count each for Simple Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Christopher Pugh is still being sought is is charged with Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia.

No charges were filed against the nine year old boy in regards to starting the fire.

Authorities believe Mr. Pugh may still be in the black 1976 Chevrolet pickup truck he and Ms. Manery were last seen driving. Anyone with information on Mr. Pugh’s whereabouts should contact the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department at 423-949-7750 or the Sequatchie County E-911 Center at 423-949-9912.

Video Link of WRCB News Channel 3 

Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office News

Mother Charged After Young Sons Found Abandoned- Knox News

Jennifer Hudson- Back in Action

Carmen Stephens

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF(AP/UTC)–The 27-year-old singer/actress is slowly starting to return back to work following the October slayings of her 57-year-old mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson; 29-year-old brother Jason Hudson; and 7-year-old nephew Julian King. Her estranged brother-in-law has been charged in the killings. She gave a sincere and heart warming performance of the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UypHA-bXXY

Only four days later she performed again at the Grammy’s.  A smiling Hudson performed her hit “Spotlight,” which earned her one of her four Grammy nominations, and got a standing ovation from the crowd. But she raised the bar with a pairing with Barry Manilow, injecting one of his signature songs, “Weekend in New England,” with a lacking ingredient — soul.

Hudson also did an outstanding job on the tribute to her mother entitled “You Pulled Me Through” at Clive Davis’ party.  Davis spoke highly of Hudson.  “Very touchingly, she called me when she read of my lifetime achievement award, (and said) that she wanted to be part of it, that she wanted to come back with her musical life, so, of course, that is touching,” he says. He added that Hudson will also be performing a surprise duet “that people won’t see elsewhere.”  httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0XLoQnK6os

Jennifer Hudson has finished filming her first video since the accident.  The clip for “If This Isn’t Love” was done in Los Angeles and is set to debut the week of Feb. 9.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

“How to Make Your Movie: Part 1 and 2”

“How to Make Your Movie: Part 1” is a tutorial produced by Lazy Bear Productions, AKA Ryan DiGiorgi and Logan Lee in the Fall of 2005. This video includes 12 steps for shooting better video with right and wrong examples. Rated TV-14.



“How to Make Your Movie: Part 2” is a tutorial produced by Lazy Bear Productions, AKA Ryan DiGiorgi and Logan Lee in the Spring of 2007. It follows the story of “Barry Miller”, an aspiring filmmaker who learns how to effectively tell a story with film. Rated TV-14.