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Stories from Sunday, April 6, 2008

Northview set for mock accident drill (04/06/08)
Sometime after 1 p.m. Tuesday, emergency response personnel will be dispatched to the scene of a mock accident at Northview High School. Officials and event organizers don't want the public to become alarmed as the learning event unfolds and flood the school or the Clay County Justice Center's switchboards...
Poll: Readers don't plan to attend forum (04/06/08)
Unlike the passion displayed by several area readers when it comes to the upcoming national election, few Clay County residents appear to be interested in the May 5 local primary. In its recent online poll, The Brazil Times recently asked its readers, "Do you plan on attending the Clay County 2008 Political Forum on April 16?"...
WIC offers helpful information (04/06/08)
The Women, Infants and Children's Nutrition Program in Clay County provides free food and baby formula to pregnant, breastfeeding and post-delivery women and children under age 5. WIC is not a welfare program. It is funded by the Department of Agriculture...
Northview Invite opens high school golf season (04/06/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor BRAZIL -- Unfamiliar conditions greeted high school golf teams competing in the Northview Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Sunny skies and warm weather gave golfers the chance to hit the links for 18 holes of tournament play. Amongst them were the host Knights and Clay City Eels getting their first competition in the books...
New offense leads Calipari and Memphis to final game (04/06/08)
By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer SAN ANTONIO -- Every year, some sharp basketball coach wins a national title. How often, though, does a coach truly change the game? John Calipari could be one of those rare coaches. The "dribble-drive motion" offense he uses is among the hottest things going in hoops these days, and Memphis puts it on display for the final time this season in Monday night's championship game against Kansas...
DeMoss takes opening night modified victory at Brownstown (04/06/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor BROWNSTOWN -- One week after a break in the weather allowed the 11th Annual Indiana Icebreaker to get into the books at Brownstown Speedway, track officials were able to get the track into shape following more rain during the week to get the first regular season show completed...
Champ Car teenager Rahal wins in IRL debut (04/06/08)
By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As the laps wound down and his fuel ran low Sunday on the streets of St. Petersburg, teenager Graham Rahal said he had only one thought: "Please, please come to an end." The son of longtime racing star Bobby Rahal had come oh so close to winning his first major open-wheel race several times last year as a rookie in the Champ Car World Series only to be disappointed...
Edwards dominates competition at Texas (04/06/08)
By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer FORT WORTH, Texas -- As his interim crew chief headed toward inspection, Carl Edwards offered to lend him cash to bribe NASCAR's officials. Of course, Edwards was joking. But in making light of the severe penalties his team drew when its race-winning car failed inspection last month, Edwards showed his Roush Fenway Racing team has solidly bounced back from the Las Vegas disaster...
Thomas' grand slam sends Toronto past Red Sox (04/06/08)
By The Associated Press TORONTO -- Frank Thomas broke a fifth-inning tie with his 11th career grand slam, Vernon Wells added a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the World Series champions...
Griffey homers as Reds down Phillies; Lee homers Cubs past Astros (04/06/08)
NL Capsules By The Associated Press CINCINNATI -- Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 594th career homer Sunday, a two-run shot that powered the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Griffey's first homer of the season, a drive off Brett Myers (0-1), left him six shy of becoming the sixth player in major league history to reach 600 homers. He would join Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa...
Helen Dorothy Harris (04/06/08)
Helen Dorothy Harris, 70, Dana, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died at 7:15 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2008, at Royal Oaks Healthcare, Terre Haute. She was born Feb. 14, 1928, in Brazil, as the daughter of Richard Wayne and Mary Lawson Harris. Following graduation from Brazil High School, she attended Indiana State University...
Rev. Marshall Walter Hendrix (04/06/08)
Rev. Marshall Walter Hendrix, 81, Brazil, passed away at 3:15 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2008, while a patient at Davis Gardens Healthcare Center, Terre Haute. Although a lifelong resident of Brazil, Rev. Hendrix resided the last year of his life at Bethesda Gardens, Terre Haute...
Public Record 4-7-08 (04/06/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during April 4-8. Due to the new software installation, criminal charges will be listed by categories with suspects name and age underneath. Awaiting Arraignment...
Reader upset with security at hospital (04/06/08)
To the Editor: I sent a letter back in January or February concerning Security Guards at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital, and it was never printed. I guess I didn't sign it in full or something, but my husband was a patient there and they put another man in his room...
Coroner candidate offers public introduction (04/06/08)
To the Editor: My name is Joel R. Reinoehl and I would like to take a few minutes to explain my reasons and qualifications for my candidacy to be Clay County's next Coroner. The position of coroner is one that most people don't think about until it is needed. ...
Reader not pleased with state of city (04/06/08)
To the Editor: I have lived in Brazil all my life and so has most of my family. When I was younger, I could walk anywhere in this town and all was fine. We had good police officers and the mayor and the city officials really cared about the town and the people in it...
Company not in tune with study (04/06/08)
To the Editor: A recent article in this paper referenced a study on Daylight Savings Time and energy done by the University of California-Santa Barbara. Although Duke Energy provided data that was used in the study, we urge caution in citing its preliminary findings as definitive...
School Board candidate offers introduction to public (04/06/08)
To the Editor: My name is Holly Neil and I would like to ask for the support of the voters of District 2 for the school board race. I have a degree in Special Education and have been employed in public and private schools in Clay County for close to 20 years. I am the mother of two children who are enrolled in school here...
Family asks for a little privacy (04/06/08)
To the Editor: We, the family of Bobby Layne, would like to put a stop to the gossip going around that he shot himself. That did not happen. Please quit asking all of us why. It is hard enough for us. Then you ask that. Robert Keasling, Brazil
Other ways to help with pet problem (04/06/08)
To the Editor: First off, I'd like to thank Mr. McCurry for asking for a humane solution as opposed to dumping the cats off somewhere or killing them. I'm sure everyone agrees that stray cats and dogs are an issue here. As an avid cat lover, this is a personal issue for me. I have quite a few cats, to put it mildly, and all of them are rescues or were strays. One person cannot solve this problem, no matter how hard I try...
Not pleased with sign ordinance (04/06/08)
To the Editor: I love me town. I love the closeness of a small town. The fact that you know just about everyone's name and who their grandparents and cousins are. I love that our little town has so many unique businesses. For example, when you go to the Brazil Coffee Company, you may find Pete Wilson playing the ukulele or catch a friendly game of euchre. ...
Reader wants best for school corporation (04/06/08)
To the Editor: Last August, I contacted the school corporation requesting the ages of our buildings and received a sheaf of papers outlining the $53 million renovation project proposal, but no answer to the question. Upon looking at these papers, I found that they had a lot of figures and drawings on them, but very little to explain why the renovations were needed. ...
Candidate introduces herself (04/06/08)
To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, Jennifer Kaelber, as a school board candidate for District 2. I am married to Josh. I am a proud parent of four children, three of which attend Meridian Elementary School. I am a LPN, having attended Ivy Tech State College and am currently the Social Service Director/Admission Coordinator at Holly Hill Healthcare...