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Stories from Monday, June 9, 2008

Passing through barricade puts area man in jail (06/09/08)
Driving a vehicle around a barricade and into high water on a closed state road landed a local man in jail for endangering his family Sunday evening. "Safety barricades and warning signs are put up for a reason, public safety," Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times. "If we catch people ignoring barricades and warning signs to drive into high water areas where they not only endanger their own lives, but the lives of the people who come to help them, they will be arrested."...
Following flooding, food pantry available for those in need (06/09/08)
Clay County residents were swamped following a weekend flooded with rain. County Emergency Food Pantry Director Norma Brown said business will continue to run as normal. However, she added if there is an influx of people in need, hours will change. "If it gets to be a real need, we will (change hours), of course," Brown said...
Flood damage in Brazil minimal (06/09/08)
The City of Brazil saw it's fair share of flooding during the weekend, but not too much damage was done. "We had a lot of reports of basements flooding early Saturday morning," Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw said. "The sewer and street departments were sent out to pump basements, but there were quite a few and we ran out of usable pumps."...
County one of 29 in state declared disaster areas (06/09/08)
Clay County is one of 29 counties in Indiana declared by President George W. Bush as disaster areas, which means federal funding will be available to supplement local recovery efforts. "There is a lot of damage in the county, and we are working with federal authorities to assess all of it," Clay County Emergency Management Director Bryan Husband told The Brazil Times. ...
BREAKING NEWS: County added to disaster area (06/09/08)
The following is a statement issued by the White House at 12:35 a.m., Monday morning in response to Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' request for assistance following weekend flooding: The President, yesterday, declared a major disaster exists in the State of Indiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding beginning on June 6, and continuing...
BREAKING: Tetanus vaccinations for emergency personnel (06/09/08)
The clock is ticking for emergency personnel who worked in the floodwaters around Clay County this weekend. "After exposure to contaminated water, there is a window of 48-72 hours in which a person should be vaccinated if they have not had a Tetanus vaccination within the past five years," Clay County Health Nurse Diane Dierks told The Brazil Times Monday morning. ...
BREAKING: I-70 Update (06/09/08)
Officials at the Clay County Sheriff's Department are asking local residents to find alternate routes for travel until Interstate-70 is reopened for traffic sometime later tonight. Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, who recently met with officials of the Indiana Department of Transportation, told The Brazil Times the road is expected to remain closed for several more hours...
BREAKING NEWS: Road closings (06/09/08)
The following is a list of county roads that are currently closed following weekend rains: In addition, State Road 46 has been closed west of the Owen-Putnam State Forest in Owen County and Interstate-70 between Brazil and Cloverdale...
County roads badly damaged (06/09/08)
With more than 11 inches of rain flooding the area, driving in Clay County has become difficult. Although the countywide damage assessment is still in progress, Clay County Emergency Management Director Bryan Husband told The Brazil Times that approximately 60 percent of the roads in the county have sustained some form of damage...
New emergency road service available through CCSD (06/09/08)
Motorists are finding it difficult to get around during the recent flooding, which is why the Clay County Sheriff's Department now has a "road information hotline." Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton recently told The Brazil Times that residents would be able to learn about the condition of state and major county roads by dialing Ext. 8 when they call 446-2535...
Northview cross country camp pushed back to Tuesday (06/09/08)
Northview's cross country camp has been pushed back to begin on Tuesday evening due to inclement weather on Monday evening, with check-in set for 5:45 p.m. The camp, for incoming fifth through ninth graders will now run from June 10-14 from 6-7 p.m. each evening...
North Clay softball places second in inaugural season (06/09/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Long gone are the days when an athlete simply stepped on to the field during their particular sports season and immediately excelled. These days athletes train nearly year round and compete on travel and AAU teams in different sports to keep their skills honed...
Cross country camp postponed (06/09/08)
Northview's cross country camp has been pushed back to begin on Tuesday evening due to inclement weather on Monday evening, with check-in set for 5:45 p.m. The camp, for incoming fifth through ninth graders will now run from June 10-14 from 6-7 p.m. each evening...
Spring sports photo CD's now available (06/09/08)
Spring Sports photo CD's are now available at The Brazil Times. For book keeping reasons, cash only will be accepted for each full color photo CD. Each CD contains full color photos from throughout the season and includes, not just each photo that has appeared in the newspaper, but every photo taken...
Indiana hires new softball coach (06/09/08)
BLOOMINGTON -- Indiana University hired Michelle Gardner as its new softball coach Monday. She replaces Stacey Phillips, who resigned last month to pursue other opportunities. Gardner took over a new program at Nevada in 2001 and spent the past six seasons building a Western Athletic Conference powerhouse. Last year, Gardner was named the conference coach of the year after leading the Wolf Pack to the NCAA regionals and a school-best 44-18 record...
Euro 2008 capsules (06/09/08)
By The Associated Press BERN, Switzerland -- The Netherlands handed Italy its worst loss in a European Championship, a 3-0 rout Monday that left the World Cup champions in danger of elimination in the first round. Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wesley Sneijder scored in the first half, and standout defender Giovanni van Bronckhorst added the third goal on a counterattack in the 79th minute...
U.S. Open leans towards public courses (06/09/08)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN DIEGO -- This would never happen at a tony club like Shinnecock Hills or Merion. Henrik Stenson wanted to see the golf course hosting the U.S. Open, so he arranged to play Torrey Pines last December. One of the top 20 players in the world, whose victories include a World Golf Championship, Stenson ordinarily would have called the head pro to set up a time, and the pro might have arranged to have one of the club's best players join him...
Perkins joins Pacers front office (06/09/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Sam Perkins, a popular player who finished his 17-year NBA career with the Indiana Pacers in 2001, will return as the team's vice president of player relations. A first-round draft pick by Dallas in 1984, Perkins signed with Indiana as a free agent in 1999 and played three seasons with the Pacers. He was a key reserve on the Indiana team that reached the NBA Finals in 2000 and started 41 games the next year, his final season in the NBA...
Pistons hire Michael Curry as new head coach (06/09/08)
By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT -- Michael Curry will be the Detroit Pistons head coach next season after only one year as an assistant. A former teammate is not surprised. Curry is set be introduced as Detroit's new coach at a news conference Tuesday, Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars told The Associated Press...
Griffey Jr. hits 600th home run in first inning against Marlins (06/09/08)
MIAMI -- Ken Griffey Jr. has hit his 600th home run to become the sixth player in history to reach that milestone. The Cincinnati star homered Monday night off Marlins left-hander Mark Hendrickson with Jerry Hairston on third and one out in the first inning...
Griffey Jr. hits 600th home run in first inning against Marlins (06/09/08)
MIAMI (AP) -- Ken Griffey Jr. has hit his 600th home run to become the sixth player in history to reach that milestone. The Cincinnati star homered Monday night off Marlins left-hander Mark Hendrickson with Jerry Hairston on third and one out in the first inning...
Sarah Webster (06/09/08)
Sarah Webster, 88, passed away quietly in her sleep at 12:57 a.m., Jun 3, 2008, in New Port Richey, Fla. She was born Jan. 11, 1920, to Claude and Mae Walker. In 1939, she married Verley Abernathy, who preceded her in death in 1966. She married Paul Webster in 1980 and he also preceded her in death in 1997...
Linda Lee Baty (06/09/08)
Linda Lee Baty, 52, Brazil, passed away June 8, 2008, at 1:34 p.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born May 17, 1956, in San Francisco, Calif., the daughter of Norman "Doyle" Sybert and Norma "Cathy" Downing Sybert. She graduated high school and attended Bible College where she met, and on July 22, 1977, married Daniel W. Baty. He survives...
Storm damaged tree decisions (06/09/08)
Recent weather has wreaked havoc on trees in the local Clay and Owen County areas. Hopefully the following info will help one determine whether to remove trees or aid with pruning. There are many misperceptions about trees and their care. Tree growth and healing is very different from people. ...