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Stories from Sunday, December 23, 2007

Officials searching for info on robbery (12/23/07)
Officials are looking for information about three male suspects alleged to be involved in what they are calling a "bold robbery at gun point" Friday morning at Brazil Citgo North, 1100 N. Forest Ave. "It was a bold time at that station to do a robbery," Brazil City Police Chief Terry Harrison said about how three apparently young men wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandannas over their faces entered the station around 6:45 a.m. ...
Part of area church collapses (12/23/07)
Several church goers were treated to quite a scare Sunday. At approximately 10:45 a.m. Sunday, those in attendance at a Christmas program at First Christian Church, 1875 W. United States 40, Brazil, witnessed the bulk head that holds up the ceiling tiles and light fixtures underneath the church balcony collapse...
Poll: Readers feeling added holiday stress (12/23/07)
Only 67 readers chose to participate in The Brazil Times' latest online poll question. Much of that was more than likely due to the poll being placed on The Brazil Times' website Friday morning, however. Still, the poll was a good indicator of how stress is catching up with some...
Braving the cold (12/23/07)
It was a cold Sunday night, but Brandon Query and Shelby Payne, both 16, traveled from Terre Haute to enjoy a carriage ride as part of the Christmas In The Park activities at Forest Park. Enchanted Evening Carriage Company provided one more night of rides after dismal weather the past two weekends...
Staunton students help classmates (12/23/07)
STAUNTON -- Students in Evelyn Greenwood's fourth-grade class at Staunton Elementary School have been quite busy this year. During the past six weeks, they have read stories in reading books, about people who have made a difference, and after writing about how they could each help out, it was decided to help younger students at Staunton with their reading...
Knights geared up for Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic (12/23/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor If it's Christmas time in the Wabash Valley, then not only does that mean that Santa is on the way, but that a basketball junkie's dreams are about to be answered. The Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic tips off on Wednesday morning with Riverton Parke (3-3) squaring off with South Vermillion (0-6) at 10 a.m...
Plenty of great match-ups to see at Wabash Valley Tourney (12/23/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Part of the fun of the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic each season is getting the opportunity to see teams that one might never get the chance to watch during the regular season. Northview and Clay City typically keep more or less the same opponents each year, which leaves out a few Wabash Valley teams plus the Illinois border schools as well as a few other squads outside of this vicinity...
Saturday's high school basketball scores (12/23/07)
Saturday's scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Anderson 67, Indpls Washington 54 Argos 57, South Bend Trinity School 37 Austin 57, Lanesville 49 Bedford N. Lawrence 61, Vincennes 48 Carmel 68, Indpls Ben Davis 38 Chesterton 61, Munster 55...
Slow start can't derail Hoosiers in win over Coppin State (12/23/07)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Kelvin Sampson hardly recognized his team Saturday. There was No. 13 Indiana, the Big Ten's best offensive team, struggling to get shots, struggling to make crisp passes, struggling to play defense in the first half against Coppin State...
Moore leads Sycamores to win over Bowling Green (12/23/07)
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Gabriel Moore scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds and seven assists to lead Indiana State to a 62-57 win Saturday over Bowling Green. Marico Stinson added another 17 points for the Sycamores (5-5), marking his third straight game with double digit points. Bowling Green (4-6) was led by Darryl Clements, who had 12 points, and Chris Knight and Nate Miller, who each had 10...
No. 16 Butler downs Florida Gulf Coast (12/23/07)
By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When the 3-pointers stopped dropping, Butler went to the foul line to finish off Florida Gulf Coast. A.J. Graves scored 17 points and the 16th-ranked Bulldogs made 14 of 15 free throws in the final 6:21 Saturday night to finally take control and pull away to a 78-66 victory that was every bit as difficult as coach Brad Stephens thought it might be...
Boilers fall to Cyclones in Las Vegas Tournament (12/23/07)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jiri Hubalek scored 18 points and Diante Garrett added 14 Saturday night as Iowa State beat Purdue 83-80 to advance to the finals of the Las Vegas Holiday Classic. The Cyclones (7-4) led by 12 points with 12:22 to play, but Purdue used a 22-9 run that included a 3-pointer from Robbie Hummel and three-point play from Scott Martin to take a 70-69 lead with 4:23 left...
Granger's 25 leads Pacers to win over Wizards (12/23/07)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers were careful not to look past an ailing Washington Wizards squad. Despite playing without three injured starters, Washington managed to stay close until late in the fourth quarter before the Pacers finally pulled away for a 93-85 victory on Saturday night...
Bills injured tight end Everett attends team's game (12/23/07)
By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Bills tight end Kevin Everett arrived at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday morning to watch Buffalo's home season finale, less than four months since sustaining a severe spinal cord injury on the same turf...
Colts run off 38 straight points in win over Texans (12/23/07)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts are playoff ready. Just ask the Houston Texans. Peyton Manning looked sharp, Indy's running game was efficient, the defense forced three turnovers and there was no letdown Sunday in what's likely to be the Colts final postseason tuneup. Indy scored on six of its first eight possessions and had 38 consecutive points in a 38-15 rout...
Noble "Fuzz" Wallace (12/23/07)
Noble "Fuzz" Wallace, 80, formerly of Brazil, passed way Dec. 19, 2007, in San Antonio, Texas. Graveside services were scheduled for 11:15 a.m., Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.
Donald Gayle Romas (12/23/07)
Donald Gayle Romas, 88, Brazil, passed away Dec. 21, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. He was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Clay County, to John and Mary (Stearly) Romas. He was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ and taught Homebuilders Sunday School class for many years. Gayle dedicated his life to farming and his family...
Public Record 12-24-07 (12/23/07)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Dec. 21-23. Due to the new software installation, criminal charges will be listed by categories with suspects name and age underneath. Awaiting Warrant Arraignment...
Area man asks community to forgive jailed individual (12/23/07)
To the Editor: My name is Joshua Light and I was recently a gun shot victim in Montgomery County in October this year. That's not why I'm writing though. The man who supposedly shot me is being done very wrong and I feel I need to speak out about it. He has three children who love him and miss him and even on Christmas, the jail will not allow them to see there daddy...
Area church sends out thanks for contributions (12/23/07)
To the Editor: We at the Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church would like to thank all the contributors for their contributions to our recent Help-A-Family at Christmas Golf Scramble. This Golf Scramble is held to raise money to allow many of our community's children to have a better Christmas. This year a total of 46 were able to benefit from this endeavor. Without the help of each of the contributors listed below some of these children would not have had a Christmas...
Calling on Congress for passage of bill (12/23/07)
To the Editor: We all get frustrated when telemarketers call at home, especially when they interrupt family dinner. In 2003, Congress took action to prevent these unwanted telemarketing solicitations by passing a national "do not call" registry. Since its passage, more than 145 million numbers have been registered in the database, 2.3 million in Indiana alone...
Reader disappointed with area organization (12/23/07)
To the Editor: By providing "therapeutic practices that are anti-criminal modeling, effective reinforcement and problem solving techniques, structured learning procedures for skill building, effective use of authority, cognitive self change, relationship practices and motivational interviewing," "the mission of the Community Corrections program is to maintain the public's safety while effectively diverting non-dangerous offenders from incarceration at the state and local levels through placement in community-based programs.". ...
Challenge issued to corporation (12/23/07)
To the Editor: I issue this challenge for the following reasons to wit: If the challenge is accepted, please answer the following questions: Do I expect the Clay Community Schools Corporation to accept my challenge? I do not, because in the time it would take to check the facts I have listed above, they would realize that they have no idea what we should be paying, the answer to the third and fourth questions are "yes" and therefore, someone is incompetent or deliberately trying to mislead the public and the school board. ...
Remember to support military retirees (12/23/07)
To the Editor: I was talking with a friend and I wondered "why" if you are diabetic and have to check your sugar by monitor, why so many different "strips" and each machine has to have a special strip. Why not one strip fit all? Not boasting, I have four machines but strips for just one...
Business is not closing (12/23/07)
To the Editor: The first couple of times that Jackie and I were questioned about the status of The Brazil Coffee Company, our first reaction was to ignore any rumor that someone had heard. Since that time, the question has been raised several more times and I feel it is necessary to respond to the rumor...
Remembering an old friend (12/23/07)
To the Editor: Santa Claus is coming to town! And what joy that message sends to both young and old alike. A time for fun, family and friends. And when we light the season with all the tinsel, trees and toys, it's still you who tops the list with all the girls and boys...