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Stories from Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Chem spill inquiry goes on (02/10/04)
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management continues its investigation into the source of a chemical spill that occurred in Little Walnut Creek last month. The chemical spill near the old No. 10 schoolhouse in Madison Township on Jan. 20 was initially spotted by a passing driver as a two-mile stretch of the creek had turned a green hue...
Frenches receive certification (02/10/04)
Charles Richard French, MD, CFSP, and Susan L. French, CFSP, both of Brazil, have recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral service Practitioner (CFSP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP)...
Laue takes admin spot (02/10/04)
Change has been the name of the game lately at St. Vincent Clay hospital, namely in the administrator's seat. Jerry Dooley, who took the seat after Administrator Rich Johansen resigned, has stepped down himself less than a month after being named interim administrator. Taking his place as acting administrator is Jerry Laue, former director of operations for the hospital...
Out with the old, in with the new (02/10/04)
At a press conference Monday morning, Clyde Willian, chairman of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees, introduced the school's 12th president, Dr. John J. "Jack" Midgley. He will take office on July 1, at which time President Samuel Hulbert will be retiring from his 28-year tenure...
County Clerk's hard work pays off (02/10/04)
After over a year of research, meetings with vendors, and hardware installation related to the county's new voting machines, Clerk Mary Brown and other officials can take comfort knowing one thing: Clay County won't ever have to go through a Florida-style election fiasco...
Ask the Editor (02/10/04)
Basketball thoughts and where is Maddux going? This week proved to have its share of intrigue, exciting hoops and All-Star action which has led to a wealth of questions from my readers. So without further adieu and column inches I'll get started. Who has the edge as the best college basketball team in the country?...
Medworth 'passes' way to all-time Northview scoring mark (02/10/04)
Medworth's ability to pass, as well as score, has garnered her interest from college squads both inside Indiana and outside the state. Typically when a basketball player becomes a school's all-time leading scorer, that player has focused solely on putting the ball in the basket for four years. But every once in awhile you come across a special player who can score when needed but who can also help her teammates become better scorers as well...
RUTH M. JINKS (02/10/04)
Ruth M. Jinks, 76, of Avon Park, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville, Ky. She was a native of Franklin County, Ind., a member of the Union Congregational Church, Crystal Lake Golf Club and Crystal Lake Bingo Club, all of Avon Park, Fla...
WILLIAM RALPH 'BILL' SAMPSON JR. (02/10/04)
William Ralph "Bill" Sampson Jr., 70, of Brazil died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital's emergency room. Born Aug. 4, 1933, in Fayetteville, Ark., he was the son of Ralph and Margaret Short Sampson. He moved with his family to Brazil when he was in grade school and graduated from Brazil High School. He served in the U.S. Army 1953-1956...