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Stories from Sunday, June 8, 2008

Major flood hits county, damages many roads (06/08/08)
NOTE: Readers can view a photo gallery of the flood damage by visiting www.thebraziltimes.com/gallery/june08flood. The rain came down, water went up and roads throughout Clay County shut down this weekend. Dispatchers at the Clay County Justice Center and the Brazil City Police Department started fielding phone calls from motorists reporting high water on area roads while on their way to work around 4-5 a.m...
BREAKING: County state emergency lifted; water remains (06/08/08)
Although the State of Emergency for Clay County is officially lifted, residents are urged to stay home. "Unless it is absolutely necessary - like for an emergency or travel to and from work -people should just stay home," Clay County Emergency Director Bryan Husband told The Brazil Times Sunday. "There are very few roads in the county that haven't suffered damage of some type."...
Readers: Gas will be $5 by the end of summer (06/08/08)
More than 300 readers responded to the recent Brazil Times' online poll. The Times' asked its readers, "Do you believe gasoline prices will exceed $5 before the end of summer?" Readers were given options of yes prices would increase or no they would not...
NOTICE: Road information by phone (06/08/08)
A new information by phone service at the Clay County Justice Center will help residents learn about local road conditions during emergency situations. Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times Sunday residents would be able to learn about the condition of state and major county roads by dialing extension 8 when they call 446-2535...
Parts of I-70 reopened, other roads still closed (06/08/08)
Eastbound lanes of Interstate-70 have reopened for traffic. Westbound lanes continue to be closed at this time as the Indiana Department of Transportation hopes to reopen them later today. Other roads in Clay County that remain closed at this time are:...
Leonard wins St. Jude on second playoff hole (06/08/08)
By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Justin Leonard thought he won on the final hole of regulation only to see his ball go left of the cup. Then he was a foot away from victory on the first playoff hole. Luckily, his ball rolled one last turn into the cup on the next hole...
Sox offensive surge continues against Minnesota (06/08/08)
By The Associated Press CHICAGO -- Nick Swisher and Alexei Ramirez homered as the Chicago White Sox routed the Minnesota Twins 12-2 Sunday for their sixth straight win. The latest outburst came exactly one week after manager Ozzie Guillen lashed out at his struggling hitters. They responded with 54 runs during this streak, and have scored 10 or more in three consecutive games for the first time since July 15-17, 2000, against St. Louis and Milwaukee...
Kahne wins at Pocono, third win in four weeks (06/08/08)
By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer LONG POND, Pa. -- Kasey Kahne never thought his start to the season was all that bad, despite how it looked on paper. In hindsight, there was something missing and it took last month's win in the All-Star race to see it...
Howard powers Phillies' sweep over Atlanta (06/08/08)
By The Associated Press ATLANTA -- Ryan Howard drove in two runs in the ninth inning with his third double of the game and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Howard finished 3-for-5 with four RBIs...
Corporal Benjamin Allen Bays (06/08/08)
Corporal Benjamin Allen Bays passed away with his wife Faith at Fort Wainwright, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ben was born April 23, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nev, to Patrick and Elaine Bays. He attended elementary school at St. Nicholas Elementary School in Newbury, England. ...
Alfred L. Knight (06/08/08)
Alfred L. Knight, 73, Brazil, passed away at 9:30 p.m., June 7, 2008, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born June 11, 1934, in Terre Haute, to James and Bonnie (Archer) Knight. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1952 then attended Indiana Central College, now the University of Indianapolis. ...
Elizabeth Zentko Garrison Simmons (06/08/08)
Elizabeth Zentko Garrison Simmons, 90, Clinton, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at 11:45 a.m., in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, Knightsville. She had been in failing health for the past two years. She was born April 18, 1918, in Parke County, the daughter of Elizabeth (Peperack) Zentko and Albert J. Zentko...
Linda Judy Covert (06/08/08)
Linda Judy Covert, 60, Brazil, passed away at 4:07 a.m., June 8, 2008, following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 20, 1947, in Greencastle. She graduated from Fillmore High School in 1965. Linda worked for Dr. Tavel as a store manager as well as Dr. Nesty, and most recently Clay Community Schools as a teachers aid. She attended Prairie City United Methodist Church. She enjoyed arts and crafts, camping and spending time with her family and grandchildren...
Expressing a concern with graduation rates (06/08/08)
To the Editor: At the school board meeting last Thursday, Superintendent Schroeder addressed the graduation rate of our corporation. He stated that over the past ten years, we have had less than 400 students drop out of our schools. According to Indiana Dept. ...
Reader expresses concern for neighbor (06/08/08)
To the Editor: As I am sure most readers and residents of Brazil are aware, there was a police chase that took place June 4 that ended in the fleeing driver hitting two utility poles. What most people aren't aware of is that the entire incident could have been prevented had certain mental health institutions had done their job...
Bringing back the lights would be nice (06/08/08)
To the Editor: I recently put four solar lights at the graves of my mother, brother and my baby sister and baby brother. I was not born when my brother Bruce Jenkins died and I was 10-years-old when my sister Susie died at the age of 4. They are buried at Restlawn Cemetery just north of Hendrix Street...
Congressional candidate questions opponent (06/08/08)
To the Editor: On April 24, 2006, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) berated the Republican-controlled Congress for the average gasoline prices at $2.91. Pelosi announced that "Democrats have a common-sense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices." Eighteen months into her leadership role as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi and her "common sense supporters are presiding over the highest oil price increase in history. Last week, gasoline prices averaged $3.94 per gallon...
Reader gives praise to local businessman (06/08/08)
To the Editor: L.T. Clark, a name that anyone 40-years-old or older from Clay County knows. Go to Wal-Mart and ask anyone there why they should buy a Zebco one over a Johnson reel and they will look at you like you just landed from Mars (Johnson's had lead gears if you wondered)...