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Stories from Monday, December 22, 2003

Terrorism alert level raised (12/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- Security is being increased at airports, borders and ports as the nation stands at "Code Orange," the second-highest alert level for terrorist threats. The upgrade Sunday from "Code Yellow," or "elevated" status, followed warnings from the government that al-Qaida militants may be plotting attacks on America during the holidays. The new designation indicates a high risk...
Elevated terror status means we should continue being vigilant, Husband says (12/22/03)
Christmas plans should not be changed because of the elevated terrorist warnings, said Clay County Emergency Management Director Gerri Husband this morning. "I imagine terrorists would thrive on the idea they could affect our way of life," she said, when asked how Clay County residents should respond to Sunday's announcement that the terrorist threat level has been raised by the Department of Homeland Security. "People should always pay attention to their surroundings."...
Agencies respond to increased threat (12/22/03)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana security officials said the raising of the national terror alert to a higher level was not cause for people to be fearful or to change their holiday plans. More people, however, need to pay better attention to their surroundings, those officials said after the federal government on Sunday raised national threat level to orange, the second-highest level...
Police provide gifts for children (12/22/03)
Officer Anthony Hapenny helps Brian Williams try on a new coat at Wal-Mart. Williams was one of 14 children who had a chance to "Shop with a Cop" Saturday afternoon. Volunteers from the Brazil Police Department took the children through the store to gather about $170 worth of goods for each child. ...
Santa visits LEAAP Center (12/22/03)
Sydney Edwards, daughter of Trey and Libby Edwards, sits on Santa's lap at the LEAAP Center last week. Not all children are happy to see him, Santa said. One little boy went to visit Santa in Forest Park but forgot his Christmas list. Santa promised him it would be all right, though, because Santa knew what he wanted...
School sponsors Nativity scene (12/22/03)
The Annunciation School's nativity scene is displayed in Shelter 11 at Forest Park. The Christmas In the Park display is a beautiful replica summarizing the Christmas Story.
Knights tame Mustangs on the road (12/22/03)
Northview's Casey Challandes (#34) and Heather Palmer (#42) defend Edgewood's Nathena Duncan in the second half of the Mustang's 54-33 victory. ELLETSVILLE -- The Northview Knights might have been forgiven if they were looking past their opponent on Saturday night. Afterall, they were facing the Edgewood Mustangs who had won just one game this season and the Knights were one week away from facing top-ranked Lawrence North in the Hall of Fame Classic...
Logan Whitman (12/22/03)
Logan Whitman (#23) reacts after being fouled in the first half of Saturday night's win over Edgewood.
CLARICE I. BENNETT (12/22/03)
Clarice I. Bennett, 91 of Brazil died Dec. 21, 2003, at 3:08am at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born September 20, 1912 in Mansfield in Parke County. She was the daughter of Fred Pruett and Nellie Wells Pruett. She married Roy Bennett December 22, 1929 in Paris, IL, he preceded her in death...
DORIS M. LAWSON (12/22/03)
Doris M. Lawson, 77 of Harmony, passed away Dec.. 21, 2003 at 8:36am at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born May 29, 1926, in Clay County, the daughter of Fred Elmo Starr and Nema Zenor Starr. April 22, 1950 she married William A. Lawson, he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker, and devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for her family and crocheting...
CLYDE H. GOTTSCHE (12/22/03)
Clyde H. Gottsche, 68, Brazil, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital after suddenly collapsing. He was being treated for high blood pressure. Born on Sept. 6, 1935, in Henry Co., Ill., to Elon S. Gottsche and Esther E. Westlund Gottsche, later moved to this area. He was a 1953 graduate of Brazil High School and also attended Ivy Tech in Terre Haute...
CARL W. TRESNER (12/22/03)
Carl W. Tresner, 60, of Reelsville, Ind., and formerly of Dana, Ind., died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in the emergency room of Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. Born Feb. 17, 1943, in Dana, he was the son of the late Harry and Bonnie Bennett Tresner...
CHARLESETTA JOHNSON (12/22/03)
Charlesetta Johnson, 75, of Brazil died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at 8:50 p.m. in Clay Health Center. Born July 21, 1928, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Lee Ruddock. She had been a decorator at Old Glory Flag and Decorators...
JEFFREY W. SLACK (12/22/03)
Jeffrey W. Slack, 39, of Brazil died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born June 13, 1964, in Brazil, he was the son of Jimmie G. and Judith Muncie Slack. A graduate of Brazil High School, he had worked for Hancor and Great Dane in Brazil; and for K&P Vending in Paris, Ill. He also owned and operated Act One Video in Paris for several years...
STEPHEN MEREDITH FRAZIER (12/22/03)
Stephen Meredith Frazier, 50, of Mooresville, Ind., died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at his residence. Born in Brazil on Oct. 4, 1953, he was the son of Cecil Gayle and Susan Hester Booe Frazier. His father is deceased. He had been a barber at Indianapolis until his disability, had traveled with his mother for Olan Mills and had been a chef. He enjoyed fishing and being with people and he helped take care of his mother...
MARGARET A. JONES (12/22/03)
Margaret A. Jones, 91 of Brazil died December 20, 2003 at 9:00pm at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born March 6, 1912 in Parke County the daughter of William F. Starnes and Sarah E. Kinsey Starnes. She was a graduate of Brazil High School Class of 1930. May 12, 1932 she married John Harry Jones...