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Stories from Monday, January 21, 2008

Homecoming Royalty! (01/21/08)
Students at Northview High School crowned Albert Dean and Rachael Packard their Winter Homecoming King and Queen Saturday evening.
Busy weekend for area law enforcement (01/21/08)
It was a busy weekend for local law enforcement officers. "It was a wild weekend," Brazil City Police Detective Clint McQueen told The Brazil Times Monday. "It was just unbelievable the way things were happening." Shortly after midnight Saturday morning, McQueen said an attempt by officers to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Edgewood Drive area turned into a pursuit when for unknown reasons the driver refused to stop...
Property taxes top issue at Saturday Crackerbarrel (01/21/08)
Property taxes were the hot topic on the minds of the individuals in attendance at a Crackerbarrel Saturday, which took place at the Jackson Township Volunteer Firehouse, and the four legislators came prepared with several answers to many questions...
Poll: Readers favored Packers for title (01/21/08)
There were only four left, and if polls are any indication, most readers of The Brazil Times favored the Green Bay Packers for this year's Super Bowl. The Times asked its readers online "Who will win the upcoming Super Bowl?" The four teams left, Green Bay, New England, San Diego and the New York Giants, all played Sunday for the right to earn a trip to the Super Bowl...
Blood drive slated (01/21/08)
Holly Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation will be hosting an Alzheimer's Care Blood Drive Wednesday, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The drive will take place in the Bloodmobile outside of Holly Hill, 501 S. Murphy Ave., Brazil. The Indiana Blood Center encourages those who plan to participate to bring picture identification and to drink plenty of fluids prior to donating...
Student arrested on intimidation charges (01/21/08)
CLAY CITY -- Officials are continuing the investigation into the incidents surrounding the Friday arrest of a 15-year-old Clay City High School student for alleged involvement in making threats against the staff and students. The Clay City Police Department initiated the investigation when notified Thursday evening by school officials seeking extra security because of a possible threat at the school Friday morning...
Tiger Cub freshmen win overtime battle (01/21/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Greencastle's full court pressure was more than Northview's freshmen could handle in the fourth quarter and overtime of a 33-29 decision on Monday. The Tiger Cubs forced 11 turnovers over in the final two quarters as Greencastle reeled in the Knights...
Northview girls finish off Wildcats for homecoming win (01/21/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview girls' basketball team was finally able to close a team out on Saturday, surviving a late run by South Vermillion to win a 50-43 Western Indiana Conference contest. "The last few games we haven't been able to do that," said coach Chad Smith of his team finishing out the win. "But tonight we did it at the end."...
Knights are oh so close in WIC race (01/21/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLINTON -- Agonizingly close. That's how tight the battle for a fifth straight Western Indiana Conference Championship was between Edgewood and Northview on Saturday. The Knights needed just one more win, but, at least on this day, the Mustangs were just good enough to win the title, 230-226, over the Knights. The host Wildcats finished third with 186.5 followed by Brown County, West Vigo, Sullivan and Owen Valley...
Third quarter shutout leads Knights to win over 'Cats (01/21/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor In the front of a large home crowd bolstered by homecoming and the annual lip-sync competition, the Northview boys' basketball team put on quite a show themselves. The Knights held visiting South Vermillion scoreless during the third quarter, outscoring them 23-0 on the way to an easy 70-26 WIC victory...
Notre Dame TE Carlson withdraws from Senior Bowl (01/21/08)
MOBILE, Ala. -- Notre Dame tight end John Carlson, Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm and Auburn defensive end Quentin Groves have withdrawn from the Senior Bowl due to injury or illness. Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge and Auburn tight end Cole Bennett were added to the South roster for Saturday's game, an audition for top senior NFL prospects...
Dunleavy, Rush lead Pacers by Philadelphia (01/21/08)
By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA -- Not since Jim O'Brien coached in Philadelphia have the 76ers been a legitimate playoff contender. The rebuilding Sixers' latest loss came against Indiana and the very coach Philly once believed would lead them to the NBA championship...
Colts' Tony Dungy to remain with the team (01/21/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Dungy insists family always comes before football. But Dungy believes he can make those priorities coexist -- even if it means long commutes. With his passion to coach high, his family supportive of his ambitions, and the Colts team owner intent on bringing him back, Dungy followed his heart and his family's wishes Monday deciding to return for at least one more season as head coach before turning the job over to his chosen successor, Jim Caldwell.. ...
Ruth Lynch (01/21/08)
Ruth Lynch, 89, Brazil, passed away, unexpectedly, at her residence in the early morning hours of Jan. 19, 2008. Born June 4, 1918, in Knightsville, she was the daughter of Clarence and Ella (Smith) Altman. She spent 16 years with her husband operating the former Twin Beach Club, which later became Twin Beach Estates. She enjoyed her many church friends and was a member of the Loyal Sons and Daughters Sunday school class at Staunton Christian Church...
Colleen Kay Bratcher (01/21/08)
Colleen Kay Bratcher, 69, Bridgeton, died Jan. 19, 2008, at her residence. She was the daughter of Carl Raymond Anderson and Anna Gladys (Sanders) Anderson. Survivors include her husband Edward Bratcher. Services will take place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, at Gooch Funeral Home. Burial will be at Clear Run Cemetery, Bridgeton. Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Tuesday (today) at the funeral home, Rockville...
Marie K. Reed (01/21/08)
Marie K. Reed, 95, Nashville, Ind., formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at 7:40 p.m., in Columbus. Reed was a former flora designer at the Brazil Greenhouse and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Senior Center, and was formerly employed at Senior Products...
Mildred Bolinger (01/21/08)
Mildred Bolinger, 84, Brazil died Jan. 20, 2008, at 6:45 a.m. in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Clay County the daughter of John Woodard Sampson and Minnie Marshall Sampson. She graduated from Brazil High School. In 1948 she married Arthur C. "Jay" Bolinger. He preceded her in death in May 1968...
Public Record 1-22-08 (01/21/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Jan. 17-21. Due to the new software installation, criminal charges will be listed by categories with suspects name and age underneath. Awaiting Warrant Arraignment...
Commercial and Private Pesticide License Updates (01/21/08)
Anyone who wants to purchase a "restricted use" pesticide must have a private or commercial applicator license to make the purchase. A private applicator license is only good on the property that one owns, rents or controls. If one plans to apply "restricted use" pesticides to other properties, then one would need to obtain a commercial pesticide license...
Residents thank area businesses (01/21/08)
To the Editor: I would like to give a big "thank you" to the following businesses of Brazil: Riddell National Bank, Harris Bank, Fifth Third Bank, and ReMax Homes/Land (Ron and Linda Harris). These people supplemented Clay County Days in Brandenton, Fla., Jan. 17, 2008...
Reader disagrees with meaning of letter (01/21/08)
To the Editor: I would like to address what is in my view an easy misperception on the part of Charlene Head in her letter entitled, "Disappointed with lack of security," concerning the 76th BCT send off at the RCA Dome. Be assured that the security was on par with that of the Colts games security. Great care was taken to ensure that the security was as transparent as possible to the friends and family members of the service members being honored...
Reader critical of others' judgment (01/21/08)
To the Editor: I used to live in your area. There was a lot of very nice people around there. Guess there still is, but it sounds like it has changed a lot. Sometimes, change, no matter what change there is we have going on. Guess that's where Lisa Scobee is...
Forgetting the goal of education? (01/21/08)
To the Editor: A young man withdrew from Northview High School this month. He was in the 11th grade, had turned 18, had 13 credits at the beginning of the 2007-08 school year, and still had not passed ninth-grade English. Are we pushing our students through the grades faster than they learn? "No Child Left Behind" or any other program can only be effective if the student is on the bus and not dragged on a rope behind it...
Further memories from the city (01/21/08)
To the Editor: Last month, I sent a Letter to the Editor talking about past history of Brazil, etc. I said I would write again in January 2008. I will start it off with carnivals and locations once in this city. There was once a carnival located between north Columbia Street and north Vandalia Street, where a new addition is now located...
Time to fix property tax system (01/21/08)
To the Editor: Because of the inequities that were so glaringly revealed this past year in the assessing system, it seems that the legislature is finally ready to tackle some sort of "fix" to the antiquated system called Property Tax. They are talking percentages more here to reduce a burden there...
No one should judge others period (01/21/08)
To the Editor: As a graduate and volleyball player at Northview High School, I had (Anita Miller) as a coach/teacher for all four years. In this time, I got to know her and her family very well. In no way did I nor my family feel I was in any danger any time that I spent with Anita or her family...