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Stories from Friday, April 11, 2008

Barack Obama delivers big speech in Terre Haute (04/11/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama received an enthusiastic welcome in Terre Haute Friday evening. Obama seemed comfortable at the podium, in part, because of the close proximity to his hometown of Chicago. "This feels familiar to me -- being back in the Midwest," Obama said. "This is about as close as I get to home these days."...
Bill Clinton visits Putnam County (04/11/08)
GREENCASTLE -- Speaking at South Putnam's Central Elementary School, former President Bill Clinton kept his focus on health care, energy and, fittingly, education. Clinton arrived at the platform to a "Hillary" chant initiated by Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones from Cleveland, Ohio...
Plans in the works for a skate park in Brazil (04/11/08)
The youth of Clay County are one step closer to having a venue to express their extreme sport talents, but additional involvement is needed to push a skate park project forward. Roberta Weliever, a retired North Clay Middle School teacher, has been working with former students, foundations and local officials to build a skate park for Clay County...
Clarification (04/11/08)
Dr. Kurt Madsen, based out of Terre Haute, recently performed a hip replacement surgery at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He will only be performing hip replacements at the hospital. In addition, patients who have the surgery will be able to stay in the hospital for physical therapy for up to 20 days. The hospital's website is www.clay.stvincent.org...
CHURCH NEWS (04/11/08)
CARBON BAPTIST CHURCH Submitted by Rita Stough Hello from Carbon Baptist Church. The mission trip to Mississippi was a great success, everyone made it back safely and we praise the Lord for that. Pastor Chris and some that went gave us some insight on how things are after the Katrina disaster. Everyone was so appreciative for all the help...
County athletes enjoying strong spring seasons (04/11/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Indiana State has long been a popular choice for local high school students to continue their educational careers, but this season has seen an abundance of athletic success for county athletes. Sycamore freshman Brittaney Searing had a pinch hit single in the opener of a doubleheader sweep of visiting Dayton on April 8. The Northview graduate then got the start behind the plate in the second game of the twinbill and recorded six putouts versus the Flyers...
Third-ranked Lakers down Knights (04/11/08)
Staff Reports JASONVILLE -- The Northview Knights fell behind by seven runs and despite a big rally, fell by a 10-8 score to Class A No. 3 Shakamak on Wednesday evening. The Knights put together a six-run fourth inning and tied the score at 8-apiece, but the Lakers pulled away with a two-run sixth inning for the win...
Alexander the Great leads Capitols comeback (04/11/08)
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Boxed in and bumped around all game, Alex Ovechkin eventually figured out a way to make his NHL playoff debut a memorable one. Held without a shot until late in the third period, the league's leading scorer stole the puck and netted the tiebreaking goal with 4 1/2 minutes remaining, leading the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series Friday night...
Immelman leads Masters second round (04/11/08)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. -- So much hype over this Masters. So many folks leaving early. Even as Tiger Woods took a risky detour down the 10th fairway on his way to a theatrical par on the final hole, only a moderate-sized gallery hung around long enough Friday afternoon to surround the 18th green. Hundreds of fans carrying their folding chairs already were headed toward the exit on a quiet golf course...
Pacers keep slim playoff hopes alive (04/11/08)
PHILADELPHIA -- Indiana forward Danny Granger was scoreboard watching. When he didn't like what he saw, he stepped up his game. Granger scored 15 of his 30 points in the third quarter as the Pacers kept their slim Eastern Conference playoff hopes alive with an 85-76 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night...
Yankees take round one against Red Sox (04/11/08)
By The Associated Press BOSTON -- Chien-Ming Wang gave up only a home run by J.D. Drew that was nearly caught and a bunt single Friday night as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1. Wang (3-0) allowed only one other runner, on an error. In his previous start, he went six innings in the Yankees' 2-0 win over Tampa Bay...
Burrell homers Phillies past Cubs (04/11/08)
By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- Pat Burrell hit a two-run homer and had a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies snap the Chicago Cubs' five-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Friday night. Brett Myers pitched eight strong innings to earn his first win since moving back into the starting rotation. Myers (1-1) allowed three runs on solo homers, five hits and struck out five...
Sgt. Virgil Lee Phillips (04/11/08)
Sgt. Virgil Lee Phillips, 24, Loogootee, Ind., passed away Nov. 2, 1950, after his position was overrun by a massive Chinese attack in North Korea, near the Chinese border. He was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Loogootee, the son of Charlie and Sara Jane (Gates) Phillips...
Virginia M. Dickerson (04/11/08)
Virginia M. Dickerson, 86, Winfield, Ala., formerly of Linton, passed away Friday, April 11, 2008, at Golden Living Center of Winfield. Born in Brazil, on Dec. 7, 1921, she was the daughter of Phillip and Vinessie (Moore) Blair. She married Richard L. Dickerson on March 23, 1941...
Rev. Samuel Edward Carlton (04/11/08)
Rev. Samuel Edward Carlton, 87, passed away at Garden Villa Nursing Home, Bloomington, Ind., April 10, 2008, following an extended illness. He was born in Macedonia, Ill., April 6, 1921, to Marshall and Ethel Gibbs Carlton. He graduated from McLeansboro, Ill., High School in 1940. He served as an airplane mechanic, in the Air Force, during World War II...
Golden Erdle (04/11/08)
Golden Erdle Golden Erdle, 86, Terre Haute, died April 11, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born Dec. 30, 1921, in Seelyville, she was the daughter of Clarence and Tressie (Latta) Modesitt. She was the sixth and final child of this marriage as her father, Clarence, died three weeks before she was born...
Staunton Scene (04/11/08)
STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister. Children's Church, Wee Worship and extended nursery are at 10:30 in the educational building. If you need transportation to morning worship service, please phone the church office at 446-3211. The bus is wheelchair equipped...