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Stories from Monday, May 26, 2008

After 40 years in education, local couple retiring (05/26/08)
By CORENA HERNITER Times Staff Reporter In the fall of 1968, Don and Marsha Harrison began their 40-year trek in the Brazil teaching community and will retire at the end of this school year. For his first 22 years, Don taught English at Northview High School and then became the school's guidance counselor...
Veteran's home destroyed by fire (05/26/08)
A local veteran was not initially home when a fire destroyed his Brazil home around 11 a.m., Monday. Brazil Fire Chief Jim Smith told The Brazil Times that Prentiss Frazier's house, 1113 North Harrison Street, was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived...
Suspicious fire guts area home (05/26/08)
Officials are undecided whether they will investigate a suspicious fire that destroyed a vacant Brazil home Sunday evening. "It was a nasty one," Brazil Fire Chief Jim Smith told The Brazil Times. "The house had been renovated several times before it was left vacant. We had to fight our way through several ceilings and walls."...
In honor (05/26/08)
Boy Scout Kyle Wilkinson (left) and Eagle Scout Chase Shields help fellow members of Terre Haute Boy Scout Troop 405 place flags on the gravesites of 300 veterans at Calcutta Cemetery Saturday morning in preparation for Memorial Day. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Adjutant John Schraedley assisted the troop...
Area retired teachers attend meeting (05/26/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The 43rd annual representative assembly of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) meeting took place May 21. The event was attended by 300 delegates and guests from local retired teachers associations throughout the state. IRTA has 23,000 members and is dedicated to protecting the welfare of retired educators, perpetuating education and providing community service...
Single-vehicle accident sends woman and child to hospital (05/26/08)
Although alcohol does not appear to be the factor, officials confirm they are still investigating the cause of an accident that sent a vehicle crashing into a tree, and a woman and child to a Terre Haute hospital Sunday afternoon. Shortly before 1 p.m., Sunday, members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department and TransCare were dispatched to a single vehicle accident on the north side of United States Highway 40 just west of the intersection with County Road 550 West.. ...
Artesians' pitching halts Knights' sectional run (05/26/08)
By STEVE FIELDS For The Brazil Times MARTINSVILLE -- The Northview Knights battled from behind throughout the girls' high school softball season. They put it all together at tournament time for victories over Terre Haute South and Plainfield to reach the sectional championship game...
Source uncertain for deadly carbon monoxide near track (05/26/08)
JIM SUHR Associated Press Writers INDIANAPOLIS -- Authorities were uncertain Monday of the source of the carbon monoxide fumes that filled a family's recreational vehicle near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, killing one person and leaving three hospitalized...
Braves beat Webb, Diamondbacks (05/26/08)
By The Associated Press ATLANTA -- Mark Teixeira drove in four runs to help the Atlanta Braves beat Brandon Webb and the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 Monday. Webb (9-2) allowed seven runs -- four earned -- and a season-high 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings, his shortest start since Oct. 1, 2006. He won his first nine decisions before losing 3-1 at Florida last Wednesday...
Orioles end Yankees five-game winning streak (05/26/08)
By The Associated Press BALTIMORE -- Garrett Olson pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 with a home run, and the Baltimore Orioles ended the New York Yankees' five-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Monday. Aubrey Huff also homered for the Orioles, who snapped a five-game skid that began with successive defeats in New York. Markakis is 9-for-11 with two doubles and a homer against Darrell Rasner (3-1), who gave up one run and five hits in six innings...
Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500 Rookie of the Year (05/26/08)
By STEVE HERMAN AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Hunter-Reay, the highest finisher in a talented class of 11 first-year drivers in the Indianapolis 500, was selected the race's rookie of the year Monday night. The 27-year-old driver for Rahal Letterman Racing started 20th and finished sixth in Sunday's race, one spot better than Andretti Green Racing's Hideki Mutoh...
Dixon living in 'dreamland' after winning Indy 500 (05/26/08)
By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Scott Dixon was exhilarated and screaming. He also felt alone, dazed by winning the Indianapolis 500. A day after the biggest victory of his life, he took a more leisurely spin around Indy. He rode slowly around the 2 1/2-mile oval on a white speedway bus, surrounded by microphones, notepads and cameras...
Hollingsworth claims sprint car victory at Lincoln Park Speedway (05/26/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Memorial Day weekend is obviously time to honor those who have and are serving their country to keep our freedom safe. In the state of Indiana, it's also a great time for racing. Saturday at Lincoln Park Speedway was another great chapter in what has already become one of the best season's of competition in recent memory...
Have you had to change your vacation plans because of high gas prices? (05/26/08)
Clifford Lowell "Beans" Rodgers (05/26/08)
Clifford Lowell "Beans" Rodgers, 80, Knightsville, died at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 25, 2008, at his residence with family at his side. Born June 28, 1928, in Clay County, he was the son of Elmer Lowell and Lillie Murphy Rodgers. He had held employment at the Arktex Plant II, Pell Farms and Rodgers Veterinary Hospital, until his eye sight and health prevented him to continue. He loved to watch, tend and care for his cats, cows and horses...
Blood suckers at work (05/26/08)
Last year about this time, someone brought in what most would consider specks of dirt to the office. However the client stated that they were ticks. Under the microscope, these were tiny nymph stage deer ticks. It was scary how small these little critters were at one to two millimeters in size, being considerably smaller than the American dog tick that is most common to the Clay and Owen County area...
Reminding the public of a Veteran's affair (05/26/08)
To the Editor: As the commander of VFW Post No. 1127, Brazil, I would like to take this opportunity to invite all citizens of Clay County to join the VFW Post No. 1127 and American Legion Post No. 2 in our annual Memorial Service at Old Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m., Friday, May 30 (which is the original date for Memorial Day and the Day of "Remembrance")...
To the community: Thanks for the hospitality (05/26/08)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Lucas Oil Indy Karting Series, I would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the City of Brazil, the Brazil Parks and Recreation Department and all the fine citizens that came out to Forest Park to enjoy a beautiful day of racing...
Teacher gives thanks to all those who helped (05/26/08)
To the Editor: I am writing this letter on behalf of the Clay Community High Schools to express appreciation publicly to many businesses. These businesses have helped special education students make a better transition from high school to adult work life...