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Stories from Thursday, January 24, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Robbery suspects caught (01/24/08)
It only took officials a few hours to capture two Vigo County residents, with ties to Brazil, alleged to be involved in an armed robbery at a restaurant located near Interstate 70 Wednesday evening. Clay County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Rob Gambill told The Brazil Times shortly before 10 p.m., Wednesday, a man with a handgun robbed a cashier at Burger King, 995 West State Road 42, and took an undisclosed amount of cash...
Suspects captured in Indianapolis (01/24/08)
It only took officials a few hours to capture two Vigo County residents, with ties to Brazil, alleged to be involved in an armed robbery at a restaurant located near Interstate 70 Wednesday evening. Clay County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Rob Gambill told The Brazil Times shortly before 10 p.m., Wednesday, a man with a handgun robbed a cashier at Burger King, 995 West State Road 42, and took an undisclosed amount of cash...
Celebration set for woman with area ties (01/24/08)
On Sunday, the family of Stella Thomas will be hosting a party for her 100th birthday. The time is from 2-4 p.m. at Asbury Towers Retirement Community, 102 W. Poplar, Greencastle. All are welcome to attend. According to family information, Stella Thomas was born Jan. 28, 1908, to Oscar E. Pell and Mary Elizabeth (Early) Pell...
Fire destroys family garage (01/24/08)
Jackson Township, Center Point and Poland Township volunteer fire departments responded to a garage fire Thursday morning at the home of Larry and Diana Shaffer, 3818 E. County Road 500 N. Diana was at home when she discovered the fire and called for help at 10:15 a.m...
Family supports area man's decision (01/24/08)
When 20-year-old John Davis Kreilein III joined the Indiana National Guard three years ago, he fulfilled a family tradition and followed in the boot steps of several members of his family. "His father and I, his grandfather and both aunts have served in the military," John's mother Paula Kreilein said with a big smile on her face. "John has always wanted to be in the military. I'm very proud of him, our whole family is proud. He's accomplished so much in his life."...
REMC members give back to communities (01/24/08)
The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC Community Fund December recipients have been selected and include: Son Shine Shop, Clay County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit, Worthington Senior Citizen Center, Lyons Senior Citizen Center, Oolitic Police Reserve Dept., Greene County Prosecutor's Office, Greene County Kids Count, Inc., Glenburn Home, Greene County Sheriff Reserve, Greene County Humane Society, Greene County Home Healthcare Agency, LLC, Pace Community Action Agency, Inc., and Perry Township Volunteer Fire/EMS.. ...
National Guard honors Brazil native (01/24/08)
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- For one Brazil native, notification he earned an annual award came while deployed to Southwest Asia. Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Meuser was recently notified he earned the title as the 2007 Kentucky Air National Guard Airman of the Year...
Church to host benefit for students (01/24/08)
First Christian Church will host a benefit concert Feb. 2, from 6-9 p.m., to assist Ashley Roll and Monique Richard in earning tuition for a People to People Student Ambassador trip to Australia. The headliner is Foreveratlast, a local band, and two to three other bands will play, too...
Applications now available to improve homes (01/24/08)
Those who would like to have work done on their home need to act quickly. Applications are available at City Hall for the 2008 Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority's Homeownership Repair and Improvement Program. "The program was a huge success last year," Brazil City Planning Administrator Michele Altman said. "It was our first year to participate in the program and we were able to make approximately $157,000 in repairs to 13 area homes with the grant."...
Committee passes amendment to ban same-sex marriages (01/24/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- For the third time in three years, an Indiana Senate Committee passed Senate Joint Resolution 7, which would amend the Indiana Constitution to ban same-sex marriages. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the resolution Thursday...
4-H open house set (01/24/08)
The Clay County 4-H Council has scheduled an open house from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. The event will take place in the Exhibit Hall at the Clay County Fairgrounds and all children are invited. Games will be available and every child that attends gets four free tickets to play four games. Additional tickets will be available at five for $1...
Post Office to conduct 'Passport Fair' (01/24/08)
The Brazil Post Office, 227 W. National Ave, will host a "Passport Fair" on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to help residents with passport applications, fees and photos. Brazil Postmaster Dianna Egold said federal regulations now require all travelers, including U.S. citizens, to have a passport to enter or re-enter the United States. She also said travelers must have a passport when traveling by air...
Feel the Earth move! (01/24/08)
Brazil City employee John Sutherland works on demolishing a home at 815 W. North St. The house was condemned in late 2007, but the city recently purchased a "claw" to help make demolishing the homes easier. Brazil City Planning Administrator Michele Altman told The Brazil Times the "claw" acts like a clamp to help place debris in a dumpster. ...
Crosby honored with Torchbearer award (01/24/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Commission for Women, in conjunction with the state, conducted its fourth Salute to Women Tuesday. The commission presented this year's Torchbearer awards to women who have overcome obstacles and made Indiana a better place to live, work and raise a family...
Thursday's high school basketball scores (01/24/08)
Thursday's scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Centerville 43, Union Co. 38 S. Bend Riley 77, Penn 67 GIRLS' BASKETBALL Austin 76, Salem 56 Brown Co. 60, Monrovia 48 Charlestown 40, Clarksville 21 Clay City 44, Eastern (Greene) 32...
Quest for Conseco begins for high school wrestlers (01/24/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The quest for a spot at Conseco Fieldhouse for the IHSAA State Wrestling Finals begins on Saturday for competitors from nine different high schools. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to the individual regional while the top two teams move on to the team regional...
Clay City finishes strong against Eastern (01/24/08)
Times Staff Report CLAY CITY -- The Clay City Eels won their second game of the week on Thursday night, dropping Eastern, 44-32. The Eels outscored the Thunderbirds 16-5 in the final quarter hitting enough free throws to hold off any late chance at a rally...
Montgomery paces IUPUI past Oakland (01/24/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Austin Montgomery scored 20 points and Jon Avery had 17 off the bench as IUPUI beat Oakland 82-69 in a Summit League game Thursday night. The Jaguars (14-5, 6-2) outshot the Golden Grizzles, shooting 64.7 percent from the field and 45 percent from 3-point range. They beat them inside, too, outrebounding Oakland 31-27 and outscoring them in the paint 42-22 in a game that featured five ties and 10 lead changes...
Early run leads Butler past Loyola (01/24/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Reserve forward Pete Campbell scored 15 points, and Mike Green added 13 to lead No. 15 Butler past Loyola 63-50 on Thursday night. The Bulldogs (18-2, 7-2 Horizon League) had spent the past month contending with sluggish starts and close games. That wasn't the case this time...
Iverson rallies to earn starting nod in NBA All-Star game (01/24/08)
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK -- With a late rally, Allen Iverson is an All-Star starter again. Iverson surged from behind in the fan voting to earn a starting spot in next month's game when the vote totals were released Thursday night. Denver Nuggets teammate Carmelo Anthony will join him in New Orleans after earning his first starting nod...
Woods two strokes back after opening round at Buick (01/24/08)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN DIEGO -- Tiger Woods delivered the score he expected in his 2008 debut, just not the game. Despite playing from the sand, rough and behind a few trees early in his round, Woods began a much-anticipated season Thursday with a 5-under 67 on the tougher South Course at Torrey Pines. That left him two shots behind Troy Matteson, and gave him a strong presence on the leaderboard as he goes for his fourth straight title in the Buick Invitational...
David Allen "Butch" Pettit Sr. (01/24/08)
David Allen "Butch" Pettit Sr., 63, Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22,2008. Born May 26, 1944, in Greencastle, he was the son of Harold and Mary Goodman Pettit. He was employed at G.C. Murphy in Greencastle for 19 years and at DePauw University for 20 years...
Public Record 1-25-08 (01/24/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Jan. 23-24: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Capital One Bank Vs. Jeff D. Lundy: Civil Collections Clay Circuit Court -- Civil Freedom Auto Acceptance Vs. Charles Crafton and Marlinda Crafton: Civil Collections...