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Stories from Thursday, January 31, 2008

Local Vietnam veteran earns Bronze Star (01/31/08)
Larry Witty never imagined he would receive his Bronze Star after so many years of trying. He said he and his wife, who passed away three months ago, had tried several times to get the medal. He already has his Purple Heart and stripes. Witty said his 214, a military form, had the star listed but he never did receive it...
Residents:Be ready to give opinion at hearing (01/31/08)
When the community gathers for the 1028 preliminary determination hearing on Feb. 18, they can expect a similar format to the community input meetings previously held by the Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees. Jeff Qualkinbush of Barnes and Thornburg law firm, Indianapolis, has been counseling the school board through the process of putting the proposed renovation plan together...
Area residents arrested following drug bust (01/31/08)
Four adults and two juveniles, all of Brazil, were arrested for various drug-related charges early Thursday morning during a juvenile home detention check. According to a press release provided to The Brazil Times, Clay County Corrections Director John Tabasco and CCC Officer Logan Whitman contacted the Clay County Sheriff's Department and members of the Clay County Drug Task Force for assistance in checking on the whereabouts of a juvenile who apparently violated home detention...
United Way comes close to achieving goal (01/31/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- The United Way of the Wabash Valley conducted its annual meeting and dinner Monday at the Indiana State University Hulman Center. "Your United Way raised over $2.1 million this year, which was significantly higher than the previous year," Patrick Ralston, 2007-08 United Way Campaign Chair said...
Duke Energy offers winter weather tips (01/31/08)
Winter weather conditions, with the potential to cause electric service interruptions, have been forecast for portions of Indiana and the Duke Energy service area. Duke Energy crews and support personnel are prepared to restore electric service as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, customers should prepare as well...
Area college athletes excelling recently (01/31/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The collegiate basketball season hits the stretch run in February for former county athletes. IUPUI sophomore Julie Whitted has had some dominating efforts of late to help the Jaguars win four-of-five games. The 6'5 center has developed into a dominant force when she's on the court and the results have translated into victories for IUPUI...
Notre Dame hires Georgia Tech coodinator to staff (01/31/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Jon Tenuta, defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech the past six seasons, joined Notre Dame's staff Thursday as assistant head coach for defense. Tenuta, who replaces Bill Lewis, will work with defensive coordinator Corwin Brown to try to improve a Notre Dame unit that finished 39th in the nation in total defense, giving up 357 yards a game as the Irish finished 3-9. It was the best performance by the Irish defense since 2003...
Harangody leads Notre Dame to OT win over Providence (01/31/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Luke Harangody scored a career-high 31 points and Notre Dame used a 14-5 run in overtime to take control and beat Providence 81-74 on Thursday night to extend its home winning streak to 32 games. After Notre Dame's Rob Kurz and Providence's Dwain Williams traded 3-pointers to open the overtime, Harangody made a pair of free throws to give the Irish (15-4, 5-2 Big East) a 66-64 lead. ...
Patterson's 37 points leads IUPUI to win (01/31/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Gary Patterson scored 37 points as IUPUI beat Southern Utah 88-66 Thursday night in the Summit League. The Jaguars (16-5, 8-2 Summit) shot 59.3 percent en route to a 47-22 halftime lead. They cooled down after the break but still finished 30-of-56 (53.6 percent)...
George Homer McCombs (01/31/08)
George Homer McCombs, 77, Center Point, died at 10:10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Royal Center, Ind., as the son of Homer R. and Evelyn Philyaw McCombs. He graduated from Bowling Green High School...
Public Record 2-1-08 (01/31/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Jan. 31: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Harold W. Burton, Jr. and Donna L. Burton Vs. Jamie Burton: Civil Collections Lacy Wilson Vs. Arthur Wilson: Domestic Relations...
How much is the home worth? (01/31/08)
Some of you may be asking yourself, "does my insurance coverage fit my needs," "do I have enough coverage to replace my home in the event of a serious loss," or "what affects my premium?" These questions create a need for you to regularly review your Homeowners Insurance and to consider other questions such as "have you recently remodeled or improved your home," "has the rate of inflation risen since your last appraisal," or "what influences the building construction costs in your area?"...
Be prepared for retirement (01/31/08)
Whenever you see people enjoying a comfortable retirement -- traveling, volunteering, pursuing hobbies, taking up a new career -- you can be pretty sure it all didn't happen by accident. In fact, success at retirement is similar to success in just about any endeavor -- you have to plan for it...