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Stories from Thursday, December 6, 2007

CCS examines cost of security (12/06/07)
By completing a survey and asking for advice from local law enforcement, the Clay Community Schools have come up with several ways to improve security at the corporation's facilities. Now the question is how much will these improvements cost, and where will the money come from?...
Secretary of State visits county (12/06/07)
Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita took office in 2003. Since then, he has developed close relationships with county clerks by visiting them on a yearly basis. "It helps me do my job better," Rokita said Thursday during a visit to Clay County Clerk Mary Brown. "I couldn't do my job nearly as well if I wasn't at the courthouses."...
Avenue acquires local cable company (12/06/07)
Residents opening their cable bills may find a change in the name of the company, but little else. On Tuesday, Avenue Broadband Communications, Inc., completed the acquisition of a number of Indiana and Illinois systems of Charter Communications. "This is a great thing for the community, customers and even the employees," Todd Brackman, technical manager of the Brazil office, said...
County railroad purchased by DNR (12/06/07)
On Tuesday, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reached an agreement, in principle, to purchase more than 150 miles of abandoned railroad corridors in the state. The DNR is working with the owners of the former Penn Central Rail Line to purchase the lines, which are in segments spread across 39 Indiana counties, including Clay County...
Thursday's high school basketball scores (12/06/07)
Thursday's scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Westview 64, NorthWood 51 GIRLS' BASKETBALL Barr-Reeve 45, N. Daviess 24 Batesville 58, E. Central 57 Benton Central 53, W. Lafayette 50 Bloomfield 41, Eastern Greene 34...
Clay City's hot-shooting leads to TRC victory (12/06/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLAY CITY -- The Clay City Eels gained another win in Tri-River Conference play on Thursday night, posting a 60-51 win over visiting Linton-Stockton. The Eels took control over the middle two quarters, hitting 18-of-28 (64 percent) from the field while getting out to a 47-34 lead...
Sixth-graders score wins over Honey Creek (12/06/07)
Times Staff Report The North Clay sixth grade basketball team picked up a 33-22 win over Honey Creek on Wednesday evening. The Knights got a team-leading 12 points from Jim Mace and a balanced effort across the board in the win. Ethan Whitson was next highest in the scorebook with five points followed by four apiece from Trevor Okulovich and Connor Ganly. Adding in four points each for the Knights were Ian Heffner, Nate Newton, Kyle Moore and Tanner Wilson...
Northview grapplers put stranglehold on visiting Patriots (12/06/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Staff Report Tuning up for its annual wrestling invitational, Northview played an inhospitable host to visiting Owen Valley on Wednesday. The Knights got rolling early, allowed nearly no offensive points to be scored against any of their wrestlers and earned bonus team points in all but one match to win 69-6 over the Patriots...
Local high school grads hit the college hoops' hardwood (12/06/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor College basketball is fully underway as the weather steadily gets colder and the snow flakes begin to fly. That means that several local athletes continue to hit the hard court with their respective college teams. Northview graduate, Heath Chamberlain, a sophomore at Marian College, recently played locally at Greencastle's DePauw University...
Missouri QB instrumental in program's rise to prominence (12/06/07)
By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A week after Missouri's unexpected national title run ended, Chase Daniel has a chance to bring the Tigers another honor the program has never achieved. The junior quarterback is one of four finalists for the Heisman Trophy, along with Florida's Tim Tebow, Hawaii's Colt Brennan and Arkansas running back Darren McFadden...
Howard's 20 points leads Butler past Detroit (12/06/07)
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit found out there's more to No. 13 Butler than its seniors. The Titans kept the Bulldogs' veteran perimeter players in check but rarely had an answer for freshman center Matt Howard, who had 20 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in a 53-46 victory over Detroit in the Horizon League opener for both teams...
Gibbons, Guillen suspended under baseball's drug policy (12/06/07)
By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jose Guillen and Jay Gibbons were suspended Thursday for the first 15 days of next season for violating baseball's drug policy. The penalties are an indication how the sport might treat players named in the Mitchell report, which could be released next week...
What is your favorite holiday movie? (12/06/07)
Ruthanne Hoggatt Presnell (12/06/07)
Ruthanne Hoggatt Presnell, 63, passed away at 5:10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Holly Hills Health Center. Born March 14, 1944, in Staunton, she was the daughter of Andrew Carl and Mary Irene Lowe Hoggatt. She was a 1962 graduate of Staunton High School and had lovingly spent the last 16 years as a caregiver...
Ernest Walker Pilkin (12/06/07)
Ernest Walker Pilkin, 79, Brazil, died at 11:18 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at his residence. He was born June 6, 1928, in Tazewell County, Va., the son of the late William and the late Polly (Alfred) Pilkin. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. ...
Public Record 12-7-07 (12/06/07)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Dec. 5: Clay Circuit Court -- Civil LVNV Funding, LLC Vs. Katherine Frederick: Civil Collections Capital One Bank Vs. Gordon Darr: Civil Collections State Criminal Charges...
Getting the right fire extinguisher for the home (12/06/07)
Based on your home size, and the number of potential fire hazards, you should consider having one or more working extinguishers. You should also choose the extinguisher type that best fits your needs. Generally, there are three common classes of home fire extinguishers:...
Christmas tree safety tips for the home (12/06/07)
For many people, decorating the Christmas tree is a favorite part of the holiday and adds to the spirit of Christmas. However, with the addition of a Christmas tree to your home, the risk of fire and other household accident increases. Each year, home fires and other accidents during the holiday season injure 2,000 individuals and cause more than $500 million in damage...
Own a business? Put retirement, succession plans in order (12/06/07)
If you own a small business,you probably laugh at the notion of a "9 to 5" workday. Unfortunately, many small-business owners work so hard, and are so focused on the "here and now" -- increasing sales, controlling costs, attracting new customers, etc. -- that they forget to plan for their own retirement and for the fate of their business...