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Stories from Sunday, December 16, 2007

In memory of ... (12/16/07)
Braving the freezing rain and snow, approximately 20 people stood shivering and singing Christmas Carols in remembrance of Clay County's late "Santa Claus" Bill Beeler Saturday evening outside the Santa Claus House at Forest Park. Beeler's daughter Lisa Wallen, was joined by family during the observance...
County residents battle weekend weather (12/16/07)
Emergency response personnel, ready for the arrival of the first real major blast of winter weather, had a relatively quiet weekend although there were slick roads and tricky driving conditions throughout the county. Emergency 911 dispatchers at the Clay County Justice Center and dispatchers at the Brazil City Police Department told The Brazil Times they were surprised, yet grateful, about the small number of traffic problems reported by motorists within the county...
Keeping an eye on school closings (12/16/07)
Winter weather is here, and so are hazardous road and weather condition that cause school closings, delays, or early dismissals. When weather conditions are already severe the evening before, official announcements of school closings or delays could be made in the evening prior to the following morning. If inclement weather arrives overnight, if at all possible, school officials will make the decision regarding school closings or delays by 6:30 a.m...
Latest poll: Readers favor no Democrat (12/16/07)
If Clay County polling is correct, voters are simply not following any of the current Democratic candidates for the upcoming 2008 Presidential election. Of the 234 people that voted in The Brazil Times' latest website poll, 74 said they were not following any of the candidates...
Grand Opening! (12/16/07)
On hand for the grand opening of Fun Time Fitness and Aquatics Friday were (from left) owners Missy and Jim Frederick and Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw. The business will cater to those 50-over.
Big Donation! (12/16/07)
Staff members at the First Financial Bank, 2180 E. National Ave., donated their monetary rewards earned from decorating the bank to support the Brazil City Police Department's Shop-With-A-Cop on Friday. Pictured are (left to right) Banking Center Manager Dave Wright, Lisa Walton, Nancy Howald, Rhonda Brown, Heather Hinton, Sabrina Ruebeck, Patty James and Brazil Police Chief Terry Harrison. ...
NHS students show off talents during class competition (12/16/07)
By JASON MOON Managing Editor Every year, Northview High School students have the opportunity to take Joanna Connors' Fashions and Textiles Technology I class. Several took advantage of adding the class to their curriculum this semester to create pillows...
Knights grapple for best-ever Bo Henry Classic finish (12/16/07)
Knights earn best-ever second at Bo Henry Classic Time Staff report BLOOMINGTON -- The Northview Knights crowned a pair of champions at the Bo Henry Classic at Bloomington North High School on Saturday on the way to a best-ever runnerup finish as a team...
Gordon, White lead IU past Western Carolina (12/16/07)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, -- Eric Gordon went right back to being himself Saturday. Twelve days after bruising his tailbone on a hard fall and missing a game, Gordon returned to the Indiana lineup and looked like he had never taken a day off...
Graves' 25 points lead Bulldogs past Florida State (12/16/07)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A.J. Graves never feels shy about shooting 3-pointers. Despite struggling from beyond the arc in Butler's previous two games, including a loss at Wright State, Graves made a season-high seven 3s and scored 25 points to lead the No. 18 Bulldogs past Florida State 79-68 in the Wooden Tradition on Saturday...
Colts earn first round bye with win over Raiders (12/16/07)
By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. -- Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts took until midway through the fourth quarter before putting together their first touchdown drive of the game. Because they got that score, they won't have another meaningful drive for four more weeks...
Pacers squeak by Heat (12/16/07)
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer MIAMI -- Jamaal Tinsley scored 26 points, Jermaine O'Neal started a crucial fourth-quarter run with three straight baskets and the Indiana Pacers extended their dominance of the Miami Heat with a 106-103 win Saturday night...
Josephine Whittington Winstead (12/16/07)
Josephine Whittington Winstead, 92, Davenport, Iowa, and formerly of Brazil, passed away Dec. 13, 2007, at Davenport Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery south of Brazil...
Public Record 12-17-07 (12/16/07)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Dec. 14-16. Due to the new software installation, criminal charges will be listed by categories with suspects name and age underneath. Awaiting Warrant Arraignment...
No clear-cut favorite -- yet (12/16/07)
There is a deep-rooted passion for music inside of me. But as I gotten older, I have started to develop a deep passion for politics as well. I enjoy watching political programs in the evening, when I'm at home or have a few minutes to get away from the office...
Watch those comments that you're leaving (12/16/07)
To the Editor: As I reviewed The Brazil Times online the other night, I was quite surprised at some of the (comments) I had read. I am not trying to preach to anyone or even trying to be a "religious freak," unless you are a judge that is certified to make decisions on individuals why not leave your opinions regarding the deaths of the young teens up to them, better yet why not let our creator (God) handle this one...
Twin sisters grateful to see family (12/16/07)
To the Editor: My twin sister and I were adopted when were 11. Our mother and dad made sure we knew our family in Indiana. As kids, we spent time with our grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins. The last time we saw them was 37 years ago. A week before Thanksgiving, a cousin found us once again...
In honor of a dear friend (12/16/07)
To The Editor: I have thought for many days just what I would say for a long-time school mate, Bill Beeler, and the Santa Claus to children, some so young they couldn't walk or talk and some even afraid of Santa. I knew Bill during some of our school years, he getting me into trouble whispering, or I getting him in trouble for the same reason...
Program impressive (12/16/07)
To the Editor: I would like to commend the staff and students of Meridian Elementary School for their impressive Christmas program last Thursday evening. Director Charlotte Pickett did a wonderful job preparing the students for the presentation. The students were also very respectful and well mannered...
Thanks for the well wishes (12/16/07)
To the Editor: Our family would like to thank everyone who has been so good to us since J.J.'s accident. Words cannot express our appreciation and the outpour of support and love. As J.J. continues to rehab now, the cards, calls and visits help us to get through this long journey to get better day-by-day. God has really blessed us...