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Stories from Friday, August 5, 2005

Fire closes National Avenue (08/05/05)
At 10:22 a.m. Thursday, the Brazil City Fire Department was dispatched to the scene of a fire on the roof of Traditions, 105 E. National Ave., in downtown Brazil. Within one minute, firefighters were on the roof. The fire began when the owner, Rick Bell, was installing rubber roofing on the building using a small torch to heat the materials. He was 3 feet from completing the new roof when the torch ignited a birds nest in a previously patched over old chimney...
Fox trot on band program (08/05/05)
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Peaches And Cream" Sunday, 8 p.m., at the Forest Park Bandshell or Pavilion if rain. "Peaches and Cream" is a seldom heard fox trot by John Philip Sousa which he wrote for his grand-daughter. The theme also reflects Little Orphan Annie in the musical overture "Annie" including "Tomorrow," "It's The Hard Knock Life," "Maybe" and "I Don't Need Anything But You" all in a setting by John Higgins...
Couple wants to wed in cemetery (08/05/05)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- When Jamie Sue Smithhart wanted to escape to a quiet place as a teenager, she retreated to a nearby cemetery. Now she wants to get married there. Smithhart, 22, and her fiance William Harold Zentmeyer, 23, have asked the city to give its blessing to their plan to be married in Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville...
Readers reflect on RV flap (08/05/05)
Readers of The Brazil Times have responded to state Democrat leaders' criticism of Gov. Mitch Daniels and the investigation lead by Inspector General David Thomas of Brazil. Democrats were upset and charged Daniels violated ethical standards when he visited a GOP fundraiser in the donated recreational vehicle he uses as a mobile office...
Tincher to study public safety issues (08/05/05)
State Rep. Vern Tincher (D-Riley) has been tapped by Indiana General Assembly leaders to serve on a series of interim study committees that will take advantage of the lawmaker's extensive experience in public safety. Tincher has been selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Public Security and Regulatory Matters, the Interim Study Committee on Fire Safety Issues and the Indiana Emergency Management, Fire and Building Services, and Public Safety Training Foundation...
Owen Valley Tourney champs (08/05/05)
The Clay Youth League 10-year old squad is the Owen Valley Invitational Tournament champions in a tourney from July 14-17. The team: (front row l-r) Dylan 'Bo' Stewart, Kyle Moore, Braden Parr, Devin Clark and Ben Harbison. (Middle row l-r) Nate Newton, Denver Reberger, Ethan Whitson, Dakota Davis, Konner Ringo, Daniel Reberger and Brock Smith. (Back row l-r) Coaches Troy Orman, Joe Davis, Glen Williams and Mark Moore. (Not pictured) Coach Pat Newton...