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Stories from Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Mississippi man faces murder charges (10/14/03)
Ned Lee Torrey, 46, of Greenwood, Miss., was a neighbor of Connie McDonald, 58, before she was murdered on or around Oct. 5. Greenwood , population 18,000, is located about 110 miles south of Memphis, Tenn. Torrey was arrested Friday night on U.S. 40, just west of Brazil, near Northview High School during a football game. The lights of several police cars could be seen by some of those attending the game, said Norman Stearley, a Brazil Times associate...
NPC's products are far-reachingNPC's products are far-reaching (10/14/03)
One of NPC's many press machines, spinning out product for the company. Though Brazil is considered a small town, it is surprising how far its industry can reach. National Printing Converters, located on Murphy Avenue, has been in Brazil over 20 years and has product that can be seen around the country...
Opinions differ on big tax repeal (10/14/03)
While Indiana's Inventory Tax may be close to elimination from Clay County's books, the County Council made a rather controversial move by tabling a vote on that tax's removal earlier this month. Though earlier talks seemed very conducive to deletion, the Council decided to hold the vote back at least a month to review new information afforded to them. ...
At the Covered Bridge Festival (10/14/03)
Brazil resident Joyce McCullough and her sister, Gail Meeker of Orlando, Fla., browse through the hand painted pots that Meeker is selling at 1355 N. Forest Lane. The duo is hoping to sell Meeker's creations to traffic coming from and going to Mansfield...
Sheriff Carter offers crime prevention advice (10/14/03)
Clay County residents have lost thousands of dollars to burglars and there doesn't seem to be any end in site. The house and garage thefts began over the summer and are widespread, said Sheriff Rob Carter today. "There are very, very widespread thefts throughout the entire county," Carter said this morning...
K-Day royalty named (10/14/03)
Today, the Brazil Kiwanis Club released the results of competition for K-Day royalty from Oct. 4: Queen: Jessica Payne 1st runner-up: Erika Tucker 2nd runner-up: Jennifer Cassidy 3rd runner-up: Megan Farris Princess: Alyssa Clarke 1st runner-up: Sadie Decker...
Knights fail to hold off Braves (10/14/03)
Northview's Kyle Russell (white) battles for control of the ball with Terre Haute South's Rick Isbell during Monday night's sectional game. The Northview soccer team fared considerably better in round two of their matchup with Terre Haute South this season. But they were still unable to get past the Braves in Monday night's Terre Haute North Sectional, falling 5-0...
CHARLOTTE L. PETERS (10/14/03)
Charlotte L. Peters, 85, of Brazil, died Oct. 12, 2003, at her son's residence. Born Aug. 4, 1918, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Louis and Freida Stickson Moody. She attended Gerstmeyer High School. On Jan. 15, 1944, she married Charles A. Peters. He preceded her in death in 1993...
FREDRICK WARREN TARGETT (10/14/03)
Fredrick Warren Targett, 86, of Brazil, died at noon on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare. He was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Staunton, Ind. He was the son of Oliver and Edith Mitcher Targett. He was a graduate of Staunton High School. He married Dorothy Glossman on Nov. 25, 1942. She preceded Warren in death on Oct. 29, 1996...