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Stories from Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Brazil Police Chief Harrison advises residents to buckle up (09/09/03)
Drivers use National Avenue for their early morning commute today. The question is, how many of them use their seat belts? A West Terre Haute man died last week from injuries sustained in a truck accident in Brazil. It appeared that the young man was not wearing his seat belt...
New art displayed at ISU (09/09/03)
TERRE HAUTE - "Look but don't touch" is a common admonishment when it comes to works of art but the creator of the latest addition to a sculpture garden at Indiana State University invites students and others to step inside his creations. "By design and intent they are public sculptures," Ed McCullough said of his Meridian series of stainless steel forms. "Enjoy the piece. Come inside it. Sit down. Relax. Be a part of it."...
Lt. Governor ready to assume office (09/09/03)
INDIANAPOLIS -- This morning, Lt. Gov. Joe Kernan was poised to assume power as Indiana's acting governor, but was in no hurry to assume the title as state officials awaited further word on the condition of Gov. Frank O'Bannon. Legislative leaders would prefer to see an update on O'Bannon's condition in writing and talk to his family before taking formal steps to transfer power to Kernan, said House Speaker Patrick Bauer...
Reberger to speak to North Clay Middle School (09/09/03)
To assist schools in commemorating the tragic events of Sept. 11, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is offering "Ask Me What's Great About America," a program for Indiana eighth grade students. Attorney B. Lee Reberger will speak at North Clay Middle School in Brazil on Thursday about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in an hour-long discussion designed to focus on the tenants of American society...
United Way kicks off 2003 campaign (09/09/03)
The annual kickoff for the United Way of Clay County 2004 Campaign was held Aug. 21 at First Presbyterian Church of Brazil. Guests for the luncheon were representatives of the 22 agencies chosen to receive funding by the United Way of Clay County. Also in attendance were members of the beacon Group as well as members of the United Way board...
Golf squad gets course record in victory (09/09/03)
Amber Trusler shot a 40 on Monday to help the Knights to a course record round of 153. With a stretch of three matches in four days the Northview golf team was looking for a good kickoff to the streak and they certainly got it on Monday at Forest Park Golf Course...
CHARLES PAUL 'MICKEY' MCDONOUGH (09/09/03)
Charles Paul "Mickey" McDonough, 89, of Brazil, died at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at Harborside Healthcare in Terre Haute. He was born May 11, 1914, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Charles and Blanche Reeder McDonough. During World War II, he was a member of Company B, 104th Airborne Engineering Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division. ...
SALLY ANN THACKER (09/09/03)
Sally Ann Thacker, 55, of Brazil, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. She was born Sept. 26, 1947, in Wayne County, Mich., the daughter of Ralph and Margaret Thrasher Hale. She graduated from high school and served in the United States Navy. She returned home and graduated from Tarrent County Junior College with an associate's degree...
WILLIAM M. EDWARDS (09/09/03)
William M. Edwards, 80, of Bradenton, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2003, at his residence. Born June 5, 1923, in Brazil, he moved to Manatee County, Fla., in 1981. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for IUOE Local 841 in Terre Haute and a member of Westside Christian Church in Bradenton. Other memberships included Masonic Lodge 409, F&AM of Knightsville and Scottish Rite of the Wabash Valley, Terre Haute...