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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Stories from Friday, November 22, 2002

Reading is Fundamental (11/22/02)
When Florrie Binford Kichler was 8 years old and confined to bed for months with a serious illness, reading was the only activity allowed her. She developed a love for a series of children's biographies called "Childhood of Famous Americans". Forty years later, she founded her own company, Patria Press, Inc., to restore to print many of those same books that introduced her to the joy of reading so many years ago...
Clay Co. man killed in crash on I-70 (11/22/02)
Donald W. Tallman, 70, of 605 W. Jackson St., Brazil, was killed Thursday on I-70 at the 16 mile marker, near the SR 42 overpass in Vigo County. Indiana State Police report Tallman was stopped on I-70 westbound in the driving lane. The car attempted to make a U-turn onto eastbound I-70. Meanwhile, a semi attempted to pass the Tallman car in the passing lane. Tallman turned in front of the semi, according to the police report...
Funeral processions have right-of-way (11/22/02)
Giving the right-of-way to a funeral procession is the law. But too often, respect for this law is disregarded. "People have to make a conscious decision to pull out in front of or around the flashing lights of a funeral coach. They tend to take what they perceive as acceptable risks, increasing the chance for accidents. Some people can't take just 20 seconds out of their life to yield to a funeral procession," said Rob Moore, funeral director...
Anderson book signing (11/22/02)
Author Marilyn D. Anderson, prepares to sign one of her books for first grader, Jace Snow, at Forest Park School on Friday. The former school teacher from Bedford has published 22 children's books. When asked why she writes children's stories, Anderson said, "I like kids versus adults. I think like a kid. I like dogs and horses and that's what kids are interested in." Waiting beside Jace to get books signed by the author are Justin White and Shelby Miller...
Barr-Reeve action tonight (11/22/02)
Clay City's Amber Long (in white) positions herself for a rebound in Monday's game versus Union. Long and her teammates will face Barr-Reeve tonight. Junior varsity tip-off is at 6 p.m.