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Stories from Friday, November 2, 2007

UPDATE: Vigo County also charges Sharps (11/02/07)
Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt filed formal charges against alleged rapist Larry J. Sharps in Vigo County Courthouse late Friday afternoon. Sharps is currently in custody at the Clay County Justice Center for his alleged involvement in the knifepoint abduction of a woman from her Terre Haute apartment early Sunday morning...
BREAKING NEWS: Sharps formally charged in Vigo County (11/02/07)
The ink hasn't had time to dry on the formal charges filed by Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt against alleged rapist Larry J. Sharps in Vigo County Courthouse. Sharps was formally charged with burglary-a class B felony, criminal confinement with deadly weapon-a class B felony and intimidation with deadly weapon-a class C felony...
CORRECTION (11/02/07)
In Friday's Halloween Costume Contest section of The Brazil Times, Cain Garrison's parents were inadvertently misidentified. Garrison is the son of Jackie Snyder and Cody Garrison.
Turn back the clocks one hour Saturday night (11/02/07)
Area residents around the Wabash Valley can prepare to sleep in this Sunday morning as they "fall back" and return to Standard Time Saturday night, thus ending Daylight Saving Time for the year. In 2005, in an effort to get in step with the rest of the United States, Governor Mitch Daniels signed legislation to enact Daylight Saving Time...
Alleged rapist has two prior felony cases (11/02/07)
Alleged rapist and convicted "Sexual Predator" Larry Sharps' has served time in prison for his involvement in two other felony cases in the past 13 years, both in Clay County. According to information provided by the Clay County Courthouse, Clay County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Clay County Prosecutor's Office, the Indiana Department of Correction website and information also discovered in The Brazil Times archives, the following is known about the two cases:...
New software helps Sheriff's Department (11/02/07)
Filing reports has become easier for the Clay County Sheriff's Department. The department has completed the installation of Intelli-Force, a new software system accessable for all law enforcement officials in Clay County. "The software is used by the dispatchers, deputies and the jail itself," Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said. "It is also used in the prosecutor's office, where the judges also have access to the software."...
Eleven teachers file for retirement index (11/02/07)
Friday was the last day the teachers in the Clay Community School Corporation could apply for the retirement index. Carolyn Kumph, the personnel director for the corporation, said six teachers had already applied and five more applied on Friday. The retirement index is an additional step on the salary scale that can be applied for two years before retirement...
Clay and Vigo county residents pack simple shoe box gifts for hurting children worldwide (11/02/07)
• Brazil and Terre Haute Hope to Collect 6,500 Gift-filled Shoe Boxes Nov. 12-19 for World's Largest Christmas Project
CHURCH NEWS (11/02/07)
PENIEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Submitted by Peniel United Methodist Church The annual Turkey and Roast Beef Supper and Bazaar will be Nov. 3 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. You may have both meats if you desire. We will serve mashed potatoes, noodles, dressing, corn, green beans, salads and desserts, with a drink included...
Friday's high school football sectionals (11/02/07)
Friday's scores By The Associated Press PREP FOOTBALL Sectional Championship Class 5A Sectional 1 Merrillville 30, Lake Central 6 Sectional 2 Penn 13, Goshen 3 Sectional 3 Ft. Wayne Snider 52, Warsaw 14...
Academic All-State honors for three county athletes (11/02/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Long bus rides, early morning practices, then often another extended practice after school and very little free time. Being a high school athlete isn't always as glamorous as it might seem to those on the outside. When the bright lights are turned off in the gym or the stadium, there's more often than not, a pile of school work that needs to get done before a student/athlete can hit the pillow. ...
Bowl eligibility still on the line for Hoosiers (11/02/07)
By STEVE HERMAN AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Indiana already has plenty of incentive. All it needs now is a victory. The Hoosiers take a needed break from their Big Ten schedule with a game against Ball State on Saturday. But with Northwestern and then the season-ending Old Oaken Bucket game against Purdue still ahead of them, they might be facing their last and best chance to become eligible for a postseason bowl...
Pass-happy Purdue hoping to spoil Penn State Senior Day (11/02/07)
By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Purdue and its pass-happy offense might be the last team the Penn State defense wants to see Saturday. Then again, if the Nittany Lions "D" can rebound against the Boilermakers, it might take some of the sting away from last weekend's humbling 20-point loss to No. 1 Ohio State...
Hoosiers ranked ninth in preseason poll (11/02/07)
By STEVE HERMAN AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Senior D.J. White and a flock of talented newcomers headed by freshman guard Eric Gordon have landed Indiana the No. 9 ranking in The Associated Press preseason basketball poll Friday. The Hoosiers were 21-11 last season but were not ranked among the nation's Top 25. This time, Indiana returns three starters plus one of the top recruiting classes in the country, earning its first Top 10 preseason ranking since 1994...
4-time champ, Gordon, feels good about 2007 chances (11/02/07)
By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer FORT WORTH, Texas -- A victory Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway would be something special for Jeff Gordon, and not just because the track is one of only two on the current NASCAR Nextel Cup schedule where he has yet to win...
Pacers waiting to make decision on Harrison (11/02/07)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts doctors have told Pro Bowl receiver Marvin Harrison he can play against New England, and he hopes to. Whether he actually makes it on the field is up to coach Tony Dungy. Harrison missed all three practices this week because of a bruised left knee, and Dungy said Harrison and several others are expected to be game-time decisions for the contest between the NFL's final two unbeaten teams...
Granger's 25 leads Pacers to win over Heat (11/02/07)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Danny Granger was 10-of-13 from the field and had 25 points and nine rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat 87-85 on Friday night. Granger was 4-of-6 from 3-point range for the Pacers, who have opened the season under new coach Jim O'Brien with two wins...
Wilbur F. Hickman (11/02/07)
Wilbur F. Hickman, 93, Rosedale, passed away Oct. 30, 2007, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Services will be Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 (today), at 11 a.m., at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, Rosedale, with burial to follow at Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Parke County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 296, Rockville, Ind. 47872...
Joan Yeager Robinson (11/02/07)
Joan Yeager Robinson, 89, Carbon, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in Indianapolis. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4th, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, at the funeral home with burial to follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Prairie Creek, Ind. ...
Richard (Dick) Wayne Newport (11/02/07)
Mr. Richard (Dick) Wayne Newport, 71, Waco, Ga., formerly of Brazil, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in Georgia. Mr. Newport was born in Brazil, Jan. 17, 1936, the son of the late Henry Thomas and Bertha Berry Newport. He was of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. ...
STAUNTON SCENE (11/02/07)
STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister. Children's Church, Wee Worship and extended nursery are at 10:30 a.m. in the Educational Building. If you need transportation to morning worship service, please phone the church office at 446-3211. The van is wheel chair equipped. Evening service starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer Group begins at 7 p.m...