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Stories from Sunday, April 20, 2008

Television show looking for area residents (04/20/08)
Any hometown heroes out there with a need for a home makeover? The producers of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," are looking for residents in need of a home makeover. "We are looking for inspirational families that America can really root for," show casting director Quintin Strack said...
NHS Royalty! (04/20/08)
Northview High School crowned Lindsay Thomas and Landry Moore its 2008 Prom Queen and King Friday.
Area student honored by state newspaper (04/20/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Forty high school seniors throughout the state were recently named 2008 Indianapolis Star Academic All-Stars and were honored April 9 with a luncheon at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis. In addition, 44 other seniors were recognized as regional winners at the luncheon...
Preparing for a 'Musical Mystery Tour' (04/20/08)
The Community Theater of Clay County's final dinner show for the 2007-08 season will take place May 2-3. A Musical Mystery Tour of the World will feature a wind ensemble composed of 23 members from the Brazil Concert Band in a program produced and directed by Matthew S. Huber...
Speech and Hearing month set for May (04/20/08)
Communication through speaking and hearing is so much a part of life. Often, people take it for granted until it is taken away. As people get older, they may experience injuries or illnesses that affect the way they speak, hear and communicate with others...
Political forum on Internet (04/20/08)
Those wishing to hear the entire 2008 Clay County Political Forum may do so on the Internet by visiting http://www.wsdm.com/forum/forum.htm.
Clay City sweeps on diamond (04/20/08)
Staff Reports CLAY CITY -- The Clay City softball team improved to 6-2 overall with wins over Sullivan on Friday and Turkey Run on Saturday. On Friday night, Shelby Targett struck out 12 batters as Clay City shutout Sullivan in a 12-0 five-inning contest...
Eels finish second at TRC golf tourney (04/20/08)
Staff Reports LINTON -- The Linton Miners placed all four of their scoring golfers at 84 and under led by medalist George Fritch's round of 73 to win the Tri-River Conference match on Saturday. The Miners carded a team score of 315 to beat out Clay City's 362 with Union, Shakamak and North Central rounding out the conference...
Errors costly in Northview baseball team's weekend losses (04/20/08)
By STEVE FIELDS For The Brazil Times Which number means more to a high school baseball team? 11 runs, 11 hits, 10 errors. If you picked 10 errors, then you know how the Northview Knights dropped two games Saturday in the Northview Invitational Baseball Tournament...
Eli Manning weds college sweetheart (04/20/08)
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Super Bowl championship isn't the only big event this year for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Manning married college sweetheart Abby McGrew during a sunset ceremony Saturday at the One & Only Palmilla resort on Mexico's Baja Peninsula...
Blue Jays win first game without 'Big Hurt' (04/20/08)
By The Associated Press TORONTO -- David Eckstein hit a three-run homer, supplying some of the power Toronto might miss without Frank Thomas, and the Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Sunday. A.J. Burnett (2-1) issued a season-high six walks in five innings but still managed to win for the first time in four starts. He allowed three runs and four hits...
Reds and Cubs score victories (04/20/08)
By The Associated Press ATLANTA -- Jair Jurrjens pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Mark Teixeira homered and the Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles 6-1 Sunday for their first sweep of the Dodgers in eight years. The Braves gave up a total of three runs in defeating the Dodgers three times. Atlanta's last sweep over Los Angeles came in a three-game set in April 2000...
Lakers roll to playoff win over Nuggets (04/20/08)
By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Pau Gasol finally discovered how it feels to be on the winning side in a postseason game. The 7-foot Spaniard had a whole lot to do with his first victory. Gasol established playoff highs with 36 points and eight assists and had 16 rebounds as well Sunday as the Los Angeles Lakers took command early in the third quarter and beat the Denver Nuggets 128-114...
Power wins last Champ Car race (04/20/08)
By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The Champ Car World Series bid goodbye to racing Sunday with a dominating victory by Will Power, one of the drivers making the transition to the newly unified IRL IndyCar Series. Billed by promoters of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach as "Champ Car's Last Stand," the race put a positive, finishing flourish to the often bitter 12-year rivalry with the IRL that nearly brought down both of America's open-wheel series...
Danica Patrick makes IndyCar history (04/20/08)
By JIM ARMSTRONG AP Sports Writer MOTEGI, Japan -- Danica Patrick was always sure a woman could win a race. And now the questions about her will surely stop. Patrick made it to the place she wanted to be for so long -- Victory Lane. She became the first female winner in IndyCar history Sunday, capturing the Indy Japan 300 in her 50th career start...
Freda M. Northrop (04/20/08)
Freda M. Northrop, 96, Clay City, died April 19, 2008, at 9:30 a.m., at her daughter's home with her family at her side. She was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Pimento, the daughter of Cecil Sharpe and Della Payne Sharpe. On April 5, 1931, she married Ralph W. Northrop. She and her husband moved to Clay City many years ago, and they were the owners of Ralph's Market, established in 1949...
Jack Edward Braden (04/20/08)
Jack Edward Braden, 63, Brazil, died at 11:17 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2008, at his residence. Jack was born Sept. 10, 1944, in Brazil, as the son of Clarence Albert and Dorothy Brown Braden. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1962. He joined the U.S. Army in November 1966 and served in an Army combat unit in Vietnam. By executive order, Jack was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam...
Trapped in a 'historical sense' (04/20/08)
So, are you as tired about the presidential campaigns as I am? The Brazil Times has conducted online polls asking that question and the majority of respondents said yes, they were tired of the campaign. The campaign started more than one year ago. No wonder people are tired of seeing Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama on television...
There's plenty of good in Brazil (04/20/08)
To the Editor: I have a question for the people of Brazil and surrounding areas. What defines a great business from a regular business? I understand that the answer to this question might vary in some opinions. However, I think that most people look for some of the same qualities in service from places of business. I have had both the pleasure of experiencing great customer service and bad customer service. I write this letter today to talk about a few of the great businesses in Brazil...
Organization gives thanks (04/20/08)
To the Editor: The Wabash Valley Right to Life board would like to thank all the volunteers and others who made our second annual dinner possible. The support of our underwriters allowed us to invite Dr. Alveda King to speak at our dinner. Our underwriters include Mr. ...
In support of area family (04/20/08)
To the Editor: I have been in (Tammy Rothrock's home) and want to say it is very clean and organized. The cats all have kennels, multiple litter boxes. They are well cared for and loved. You have taken away something very good and what you are doing is wrong. I walk outside and have been frightened by stray dogs in the area. What Tammy has done is a service to our city...
Reader recalls county history (04/20/08)
To the Editor: This letter is about a variety of things. No. 1 -- Old Days, April 1951, Corral Drive-In of Seelyville was showing "American Guerilla," in the Phillipines, starring Tyrone Power. Admission was 60 cents, under 12 free, plus cartoon and short subjects...
Reader encourages others to help with Humane Society (04/20/08)
To the Editor: Recently, the Clay County Humane Society has been in the news quite frequently, not all of it positive. There seems to be a lot of misinformation going around about who we are and what we do. As current vice president, I would like to address some of these questions...