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Stories from Thursday, April 3, 2008

City placing a stop on some signs (04/03/08)
Ordinance enforcement is ordering "Baker Bob" back to the kitchen. For a number of years, ordinances in the City of Brazil have gone without regulation, but are now being routinely enforced. On Tuesday, Brazil City Planning Administrator Michele Altman went out to inform business owners that their freestanding signs are against the current sign ordinance, which was passed in December 2006...
Volunteers need help (04/03/08)
Why local families need assistance isn't important, but making sure they get what they need is very important to volunteers at the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry. "Our purpose is to supply food and clothing to those people in need," Pantry Director Norma Brown told The Brazil Times. "That is what we are here for."...
Local agencies assist in stabbing arrest (04/03/08)
Although a group of five people began drinking at a Brazil bar Wednesday, local law enforcement helped arrest two of them for their alleged involvement in a stabbing incident in downtown Terre Haute early Thursday morning. Brazil City Police Chief Terry Harrison confirmed to The Brazil Times that officers from his department and the Clay County Sheriff's Department were involved in the capture and helped detain Scott William Almy and an unidentified woman near the Clay/Vigo county line before 3 a.m.. ...
More requests for parks (04/03/08)
As residents and outside groups recognize the value of the Brazil City Parks, the Brazil City Parks Board has entertained more and more requests for permission to use the parks. At the April board meeting, members of the board had to weigh new requests with past commitments and upkeep costs because of city budget cuts...
75 years! (04/03/08)
Historical Society meeting (04/03/08)
The Clay County Historical Society's monthly meeting will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, in the lower level of the museum. The speaker will be Marlene Lu, presenting a program about the Underground Railroad in West Central Indiana. The Underground Railroad is associated with a 19th century movement of enslaved African Americans seeking freedom from bondage and the assistance they received on the journey...
SMWC examines race relations and pop culture in program (04/03/08)
SMWC presents "From Reconstruction to Ragtime: Images of African-Americans in the Arts" On April 5, the Music and Theatre Department at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, with the assistance of a grant from Arts Illiana, will present "From Reconstruction to Ragtime: Images of African-Americans in the Arts." The presentation will feature two programs that examine race-relations and popular culture during and after the reconstruction following America's Civil War...
Tina Heffner running for School Board, District 1 (04/03/08)
When The Brazil Times announced only one person had declared candidacy for the Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees, Tina Heffner knew she had to act. "I really care about the kids and the teaching staff it's the right thing to do," Heffner said...
Eastern grabs early season SWIAC tilt over Eels (04/03/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLAY CITY -- Chilly temperatures and Eastern hurler Josh Avoske combined to keep Clay City's bats at bay in a Southwestern Indiana Conference tilt on Thursday night. The visiting Thunderbirds scored a pair of runs in both the third and fourth innings and Avoske stranded eight runners on base to take a 4-3 win for Eastern...
Northview opens track season with victories (04/03/08)
Staff Reports Northview opened its outdoor track season with wins over visiting South Putnam and Owen Valley on Thursday. The boys got a pair of first place finishes from both Conor Strain and Griffin Maurer on the way to a 74-57 win over the Patriots...
Northview softball team evens season mark with win (04/03/08)
Staff Reports LINTON -- The Northview softball team bounced back from an opening loss against Martinsville to score a 6-5 victory against Linton on Thursday night. The Knights scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to take a come-from-behind victory against the Miners...
Crean knows plenty of work to do at Indiana (04/03/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Passion led Tom Crean to Indiana. Success could turn him into a statewide folk hero. The former Marquette coach jumped right into the high-stakes game of Hoosiers basketball on Wednesday, accepting the challenge of rebuilding the school's tattered reputation and restoring its national appeal despite all the blemishes surrounding the program...
Madison Square Garden to be renovated (04/03/08)
NEW YORK -- The owner of Madison Square Garden plans to widen hallways, raise the ceilings and add restaurants and bigger luxury boxes to the nation's busiest sports arena in a $500 million renovation. Cablevision Systems Corp. said last week it would proceed with renovation plans for the Garden, backing out of a government plan to move into a landmark Manhattan post office a block away. State and city officials have to approve the upgrades and have urged Cablevision to reconsider...
Thursday AL Capsules (04/03/08)
By The Associated Press DETROIT -- Zack Greinke allowed one run in seven innings, and Alex Gordon and Mark Teahen homered to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers 4-1 Thursday for a season-opening three-game sweep. Kansas City is 3-0 for the first time since winning its first nine games in 2003. Last year, the Royals didn't win a series until their sixth try, when they took two of three against Minnesota from April 20-22...
Thursday NL Capsules (04/03/08)
By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- Jesus Colome walked Jayson Werth to force in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Philadelphia Phillies an 8-7 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday. The defending NL East champions overcame a 5-0, first-inning deficit to avoid opening the season with a three-game sweep at home for the third straight year...
Betty Jane Cooksey (04/03/08)
Betty Jane Cooksey, 79, Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died at 6:20 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle. She was born Oct. 17, 1928, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, as the daughter of Benton and Mary Winkler Grantham. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the Class of 1946. In addition to raising her family, she had been employed at Hills Department Store in Terre Haute and as a nurses' aide...