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Stories from Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Helping to heal through giving (04/02/08)
As students, faculty and parents prepare for the upcoming 2008 Northview High School Prom, one young lady is noticeably absent. Junior Brandee N. Siples, 17, was killed in a traffic accident along the Clay/Putnam line on Nov. 17, 2007. Brandee's mother, Pam Siples, told The Brazil Times her daughter, like most high school girls, was dreaming of attending her first prom...
"A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (04/02/08)
Celebrating freedom (04/02/08)
Celebrating the heritage of American freedom as preserved by our armed forces is what Loyalty Day is all about. Although observed for 87 years and a legal holiday since July 18, 1958, most Americans are unaware of the special day, May 1, set aside to recognize the sacrifices of currently deployed soldiers and past veterans and reaffirm personal patriotism...
Budget cuts on the table (04/02/08)
Although the Center Point Town Council met on April Fool's Day, the monthly meeting at Town Hall was all business. With President Roy Smith unable to attend, Vice President Dan Brand ran the meeting. Center Point hosted an Indiana Association of Cities and Towns round table event last week, and along with meetings with the county's auditor, braced for budget cuts likely to be seen when all provisions of the new property tax bill are enacted...
Burned down (04/02/08)
Corrections (04/02/08)
The correct dates are April 19-20 for the youth spring season, and dates for the full spring season are April 23-May 11. Makayla Barger won second place in the 0-3 years old age group...
Michael Maccarone for School Board, District 1 (04/02/08)
As a YMCA soccer coach for 12 years, Michael Maccarone has seen the positive things Clay County children can achieve. Maccarone hopes to continue that achievement as the District 1 representative on the Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees. "I have two young kids, ages 9 and 13, and they have got several years left to go through the schools, and I want to make sure I have a little influence on their future," he said...
North Clay Middle School (04/02/08)
North Clay Middle School held their annual Honorable Knights Banquet on Monday, March 10 in the North Clay Commons. To be eligible for the banquet, students must have earned honor roll status with a grade point average of at least 3.0 for the first four grading periods of the school year and received no C's on their report card...
Northview track and field teams have set bar high (04/02/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The outdoor track and field season gets underway today for the Northview Knights and both coaches will be happy to get a meet under their belts. Both the boys and girls' teams boast good numbers, but have quite a few unknown quantities...
Artesians blow open close game to down Knights in opener (04/02/08)
By JASON JACOBS Times Staff Reporter Opening day, and the weather, did not fare well for the Northview girls' softball team Tuesday night as they fell 9-3 to Martinsville. A throwing error by Northview Shortstop Traci Sanders, followed by an RBI single by Martinsville's Alaina Zloty gave the Artesians an early lead of 2-0 after the first inning...
Hayes' two-hitter leads Eels past Knights for first time (04/02/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Clay City Eels took advantage of three first inning errors to score early and junior Ryne Hayes shutdown the Northview Knights to score the school's first win against the Knights in six attempts, 8-2. Hayes struckout 13 Northview batters while going the distance and held the Knights to just two hits...
Summitt believes Parker will be ready for LSU (04/02/08)
By BETH RUCKER Associated Press Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- With LSU up next and Tennessee star Candace Parker stinging from a shoulder injury, the Lady Volunteers appear to have a lot of hard work to do. Coach Pat Summitt has other plans before the national semifinals Sunday...
Crean's departure leaves Marquette without a coach (04/02/08)
By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE -- Tom Crean's departure felt like a kick in the stomach at Marquette. Sure, the school should have been ready to face a day like Wednesday, when Crean was introduced as the new coach at Indiana. For all his coaching and recruiting ability, Crean seemed just as skilled a job hunter over the years as he flirted with several high-profile openings...
Notre Dame reaches Frozen Four (04/02/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Turmoil has been good for Notre Dame's hockey team. A year ago the Fighting Irish sailed through their best season ever. They were ranked No. 1 for the first time, set a school record with 32 wins and won the Central Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season and tournament titles for the first time. But they fell a victory shy of their first Frozen Four appearance...
Hoosiers pick Marquette's Crean as head coach (04/02/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Apparently, Tom Crean enjoys restoration projects. After spending nine years putting Marquette back on the national map, Crean has taken on a more daunting task: Rebuilding Indiana's legacy. Crean accepted the Hoosiers job Tuesday, jumping straight into the tumultuous environment of player dissatisfaction, another coaching change and an uncertain future because of possible NCAA sanctions that occurred before Kelvin Sampson's resignation. ...
Wednesday's AL Capsules (04/02/08)
By The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jon Lester pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, David Ortiz broke open a scoreless game with a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0 Wednesday. Kevin Youkilis had a double and a run-scoring single while setting the major league record for consecutive errorless games by a first baseman at 194, one more than Steve Garvey. The Red Sox defeated the A's for the third time in four games that began last week in Japan...
Garnett leads Celtics to win over Pacers (04/02/08)
By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics tied the NBA record for the best single-season turnaround with a 92-77 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. With the league's best record at 60-15, the Celtics have 36 more wins than last season when they finished 24-58, the NBA's second worst mark. ...
Donnie Walsh will wait to decide future on Isiah Thomas (04/02/08)
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK -- Donnie Walsh is in. Now he needs a little time before deciding if Isiah Thomas is out. Walsh was hired Wednesday as the New York Knicks' president of basketball operations, taking one of Thomas' jobs. Sometime soon, Walsh will decide if Thomas keeps the other one as coach...
Tuesday's AL Capsules (04/02/08)
By The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Chien-Ming Wang shut down the Toronto Blue Jays for seven innings, making Joe Girardi a winner in his rain-delayed debut as Yankees manager and sending New York to a record-setting 3-2 victory Tuesday night. After wet weather postponed the festivities Monday, New York beat Roy Halladay (0-1) to win its major league-best 11th consecutive home opener -- the 84th and last at Yankee Stadium...
NL Capsules (04/02/08)
By The Associated Press MIAMI -- The Mets' Pedro Martinez left early with a leg injury, and Robert Andino's first career home run with two outs in the 10th inning gave the Florida Marlins a 5-4 win over New York on Tuesday night. Already coming off two injury-plagued seasons, Martinez strained his left hamstring in the fourth inning, after just 57 pitches...
PUBLIC RECORD 04-03-08 (04/02/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse April 2: Small Claims Rose E. Thompson Vs. Ryan M. Dalton: Small Claims Marriage License Applications Cody Allen Bransom Hicks, 18, Westville, Ill., and Jamie M. Goings, 29, Brazil...
Brazil Buzz (04/02/08)
It's Spring Again! It comes again, the blessed spring, And life revives anew; Our dormant spirits rise to sing; The sunny skies are blue! We hail the time of brighter days, When wintry storms are past; When birds their cheery carols raise, And spring is here at last...
Harmony Happenings (04/02/08)
Many of our good neighbors on Jackson Street had their mailboxes knocked down when they woke up Wednesday morning. Patty Escott said one of the street signs was down, too. The vandals started at Jack Harper's and left a path of destruction to the Davis property...