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Stories from Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Board lets teacher go (03/05/08)
The Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees officially released Anita Miller from her contract Wednesday night, during a special session meeting at North Clay Middle School. Information from a Feb. 27 executive session, where attorneys for Miller and the corporation presented information to the board, was the basis for the board's decision, according to Superintendent Dan Schroeder...
Students work to get physically fit (03/05/08)
Local elementary schools are working hard to meet the "President's Challenge." Since 2003, all Clay County elementary schools have been participating in the "President's Challenge" to get physically fit. Before 2003, some did the president's testing and some chose different methods...
Stolen items still under investigation (03/05/08)
Officials confirmed Wednesday the investigation continues into a Bowling Green woman allegedly selling stolen merchandise on eBay. The Clay County Sheriff's Department acted on a tip by an unidentified person who discovered their stolen property on eBay to begin an investigation into the matter...
Center Point Council ties up numerous loose ends (03/05/08)
Even with the deteriorating weather, the Center Point Town Council met Tuesday night at the town hall. The monthly meeting tied up several loose ends, despite President Roy Smith not being present. Certified Water Tester Phyllis Barrett updated the board on the questions brought to the board about paper work and procedures...
YMCA exceeds its fundraising goal (03/05/08)
Under the leadership of Diana Lancaster, Campaign Chair, the YMCA of Clay County annual support campaign raised $27,000 in charitable contributions for the YMCA of Clay County to support membership scholarships and programs that change lives, far exceeding the goal of $25,000...
Military News (03/05/08)
Deborah J. Smith, Jordan Village Rd., Poland, recently reported for active duty with the U.S. Army. The 1996 Bloomington High School South graduate will take basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and advanced individual training at Fort Lee, Va. She has chosen the position of petroleum supply specialist as her military occupation...
Notre Dame finishes unbeaten home season (03/05/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Luke Harangody scored 20 points and No. 19 Notre Dame beat St. John's 68-55 on Wednesday night to become the first Big East team to go undefeated at home in conference play in consecutive seasons. The Fighting Irish (23-6, 13-4) opened a 10-point lead late in the first half and kept it in double digits most of the rest of the way. Kyle McAlarney, who finished with 13 points, hit a 17-foot jumper with 1:13 left to extend the lead to 68-50...
Gordon helps IU seniors got out winners on senior night (03/05/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Eric Gordon scored nine of his 20 points during a decisive late run Wednesday night, leading No. 18 Indiana past Minnesota 69-55 in D.J. White's final home game. It also may have marked the final home appearances for interim head coach Dan Dakich and Gordon, the freshmen star who is expected to leave for the NBA after this season...
NY lawmakers urge FBI to end Clemens' probe (03/05/08)
By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congressman asked the FBI on Wednesday to drop its investigation of Roger Clemens because the pitching great had suffered enough from the probe into steroid use. Rep. Anthony Weiner, a candidate for New York mayor in 2009, said the FBI is too busy with more important crimes to spend time trying to determine if the ex-Yankees pitcher lied to Congress about taking performance enhancing substances...
Former champion Tony Kanaan welcomes competition (03/05/08)
By STEVE HERMAN AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Bring on the competition. Tony Kanaan, a former IndyCar Series champion, welcomes the new teams and drivers from the former Champ Car series, a long-awaited merger he says will help restore the popularity of open-wheel racing in the United States...
Hardy gets second chance to impress NFL scouts (03/05/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- James Hardy thought Wednesday felt like just another Indiana practice. Except, of course, there were a lot more spectators and the stakes were far higher. Hardy, 11 of his Hoosiers teammates and Indiana State's Tony West spent about 90 minutes working out on Indiana's annual pro day. The crowd included Indiana players, friends and NFL scouts and coaches from at least 18 teams including Bengals coach Marvin Lewis...
Melanie June Airhart (03/05/08)
Melanie June Airhart, 45, Brazil, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at her residence. She was born July 23, 1962, in Brazil, as the daughter of John M. and Pearl Nevins Rogers. She enjoyed collecting stuffed animals and fishing. She was a member of Good Tidings Tabernacle...
Charles Robert Birkemeier (03/05/08)
Charles Robert Birkemeier, 71, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday morning at his residence. Born Nov. 25, 1936, in Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind., he was the son of Charles William and Jeanette (Monroe) Birkemeier. He was a 1955 graduate of Reelsville High School and had attended classes at Purdue University...
Rebecca Jo Loyd (03/05/08)
Rebecca Jo Loyd, 50, Brazil, joined her Heavenly Father on March 5, 2008, at 11:35 a.m. She battled a long and devastating illness with hope, faith and her love for others. She was born Jan. 21, 1958, the daughter of L. Jonathan "Jack" Loyd, Jr., and Ramona Russell Loyd...
PUBLIC RECORD 03-06-08 (03/05/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse March 4-5: Clay Circuit Court -- Civil Paula J. Whitted Vs. John W. Whitted: Domestic Relations Small Claims Mary M. Lemay Vs. Billy Draper and Melissa Draper: Small Claims...
Brazil Buzz (03/05/08)
Soon we will be stepping outside into the gentle breezes of springtime. With February out of the way, we can now shed our heaviest coats, on most days, if we are lucky. It's never too soon to rid us of the woes of winter! Thus far, we have seen little in the way of snow accumulation. It wouldn't be truthful to say that we won't have some rough sledding before we dance into April...
Harmony Happenings (03/05/08)
Denny and I headed to McCormick's Creek in Spencer last Sunday. We were finally able to coordinate four schedules and get sons Rusty and Josh together for lunch. We ate on the porch of the Inn and watched the birds at the feeders. The feathered friends seemed to look just like the ones that visit my backyard but it was still fun to watch them...