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Stories from Thursday, September 20, 2007

CCS set up goals and strategies (09/20/07)
Several months ago, Clay Community Schools put together a list of goals and strategies for this school year, and are spending the week working on some of the highlights. Four major goals are laid out in the packet, including: Many of the AYP requirements revolve around ISTEP testing, which began in all schools around the state this week...
Work on wind farm starts in Benton County fields (09/20/07)
FOWLER, Ind. (AP) -- Construction work has started in the fields of northwest Indiana's Benton County on building 87 turbines for what would be the state's first electricity-generating wind farm. Some farmers have cut down part of their crops to make room for the Benton Wind Farm turbines since preliminary work began in late July in setting concrete foundations for the turbines, building roads to them and running electrical cables...
Harmony happenings (09/20/07)
Our good neighbor, Virginia Mathis came over for a nice visit on Sunday afternoon. We sat on the deck and talked for over an hour, solving all the world problems. No one from Washington, D.C. was there to hear how the country really should be run. The next morning I heard another little knock at the back door and Virginia was back. "I forgot to tell you the good news!"...
Brazil Buzz (09/20/07)
This is the week of the reunion of the Brazil High School class of 1957. I've got a date and a plan. Lucky me! I don't have a curfew anymore. I'll unscrew the porch light bulb before I go. Could be I'll rekindle the embers of yesterday's fire, at the end of a perfect day. Maybe not! I'm not too crazy about 100-watt light bulbs burning brightly yet today. Somehow they have got a way of taking the electricity out of magic moments that end a decent date...
Commission recommends approval of abatements (09/20/07)
The Clay County Redevelopment Commission made a positive recommendation on two tax abatements for the Headwaters Project Wednesday night. Headwaters Energy Services, a coal-based synthetic fuel company out of Utah, is currently working to sift out coal particles at the old Chinook Mine...
INDOT prepares for US 40 construction (09/20/07)
As survey markers appear along the road in anticipation for the construction work along United States 40 east of Brazil, bright orange signs from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) are in place to warn drivers about penalties if caught speeding in the work zone...
School safety surveys begin (09/20/07)
Tuesday afternoon, members of the Jackson Township Safe School Committee completed a safety survey of the elementary school. Every school in the Clay Community Schools corporation will fill out the assessment, as well as a walk through of each building, as part of a statewide program...
Bush pushes Congress on law (09/20/07)
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- President Bush said Wednesday that a law hastily passed in August to temporarily give the government more power to eavesdrop without warrants on foreign terror suspects must be made permanent and expanded. If this doesn't happen, Bush said, "Our national security professionals will lose critical tools they need to protect our country."...
Lawmakers question casino expansions and new laws (09/20/07)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A top lawmaker suggested Wednesday the Indiana Gaming Commission overstepped its bounds by allowing two riverboat casinos to proceed with large expansions by becoming more like buildings instead of boats. Democratic state Rep. Scott Pelath of Michigan City and some other lawmakers also criticized new agency rules that require the state to consider seeking money or other benefits from those seeking to sell their interest in a casino or pari-mutuel horse track...
Simpson released from jail after posting bail (09/20/07)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- O.J. Simpson was released from jail Wednesday after posting bail in connection with the armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors at a Las Vegas hotel. Simpson, wearing a light blue sport coat and dark blue pants, carried a black bag as he strolled to a gray sedan with his lawyer and drove away from the Clark County Detention Center...
Third quarter outburst leads Knights' JV (09/20/07)
A scoring explosion took place on Monday night between the Northview and Linton JV football teams. The squads combined for 92 points as Northview came out on top 56-36. The Knights fired the opening salvo early in the contest when Damon Smith rambled in from 60 yards out on a TD run, but the Miners answered right back to tie the score at 6-all...
Northview girls pick up road victory (09/20/07)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Northview girls' soccer team remained on a roll with a road victory against Crawfordsville, 1-0, to stretch their win streak to five straight. "I think we played awesome tonight," commented senior Abby Birkey. "We really came together as a team. We never gave up even through there was a lot of pressure on the defense to hold (Crawfordsville) to a shutout. But we lived up the expectations."...
Northview scores back-to-back (09/20/07)
Northview picked up a conference win against Owen Valley on Wednesday night, 4-1. The Knights won matches at No. 1 and No. 2 singles as Ryne Barr won 6-2, 6-4 and Adam Clark was a 6-0, 6-3 winner at No. 2. Though Clint Reynolds lost a three-game match at No. 3 singles, but Northview got a victory from Brock Lawson and Matt Nodley at No. 1 doubles and Caleb Mershon and Carson Kleiber were a 6-2, 6-2 winner at No. 2 doubles...
James Dean Brown (09/20/07)
James Dean Brown, 71, Center Point, passed away Sept., 19, 2007, at Union Hospital following a heart attack. He was born Jan. 19, 1936, in Clay County, to Hovey and Ruth (Dressler) Brown. James graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1954 and married Linda Mace Aug. ...