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Stories from Sunday, June 15, 2008

Scam artists may target flood victims (06/15/08)
The Brazil City Police Department warns local residents with flood-related damages to be aware that home improvement scam artists are in the area. Brazil Det. Clint McQueen told The Brazil Times he is currently investigating two reports involving a group of out-of-town scam artists allegedly offering to do "cheap" home repairs. One took place before the storms, the other afterward...
Play that tune (06/15/08)
Poll: Readers split on Festival (06/15/08)
A total of 301 readers responded to The Brazil Times' recent online poll regarding the upcoming Fourth of July Festival. The Times asked its online readers, "Are you looking forward to the annual Fourth of July Festival?" The festival is sponsored by the Brazil Rotary Club...
Area guard unit helps in time of need (06/15/08)
Editor's Note: This information was provided by SSG Tammy R. Ninesling, Assist Unit Administrator with the 138th Quarter Master SPT CO., in Brazil, regarding flood relief efforts. VINCENNES -- Further collaborating efforts between the 138th Quarter Master (QM), 38th Infantry Division's Special Troops Battalion (STB), Headquarters Company 2-238th General Support Aviation Battalion, the 113th Engineers and the 181st Intelligence Wing Air National Guard recently created a sandbagging frenzy at the Vincennes Indiana Department of Transportation.. ...
Details limited in motorcyle accident (06/15/08)
Details are limited about the investigation into a weekend motorcycle accident. Around 4:30 p.m., members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department and TransCare were dispatched to an accident scene near 7944 North County Road 650 West, just north of State Road 340...
Kentucky All-Stars too much for Indiana (06/15/08)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Mr. Basketball Darius Miller scored 13 points, and sparked a second-half spurt, to lead his team to a 95-78 win Sunday over the Indiana All-Stars and end an eight-game losing skid in the annual summer series. It was a big turnaround, in front of approximately 2,000 fans at Louisville Gardens, for Kentucky, which blew an 11-point lead in losing to Indiana 83-82 Friday night at Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse...
Earnhardt wins on fumes (06/15/08)
By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is enjoying that old winning feel and he doesn't much care what his detractors have to say about it. "I can understand how it might look, especially if you're not Dale Jr. fans," Little E said Sunday after ending a 76-race winless by stretching his last fuel load beyond the limit at Michigan International Speedway. "I know exactly what they're going to say Monday...
C.C. Sabathia outpitches Maddux in Cy Young battle (06/15/08)
By The Associated Press CLEVELAND -- C.C. Sabathia outpitched Greg Maddux in a matchup of Cy Young winners, and the Cleveland Indians defeated the San Diego Padres 7-3 on Sunday. Ben Francisco hit a three-run homer and Grady Sizemore a solo shot, his ninth homer in 16 games, as Cleveland took two of three in the interleague series...
Stanbrough heating up along with the weather (06/15/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor LAWRENCEBURG -- The bright lights finally lit the new version of the Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday night and a familiar face found victory lane. Thirty-five non-wing sprint cars unloaded along with the O'Reilly Midwest All-Star Sprint Series...
Lois Wells Kettering (06/15/08)
Lois Wells Kettering entered into eternal rest June 13, 2008, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 81. Lois was born June 22, 1926 to Mary L. and J. Arthur Wells in Carbon, Ind. After graduating from Van Buren High School, Brazil, Ind., she completed nursing school at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., and graduated in 1947. She married Donald Eugene Kettering on June 27, 1948, in Carbon, Ind...
Jon Irving Hendrix (06/15/08)
Jon Irving Hendrix, 64, Edinburgh, Ind., passed away June 13, 2008, at 2:27 p.m., at Johnson County Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Ind. Mr. Hendrix was born Jan. 27, 1944, in Brazil, and was the son of Rev. Marshall and Betty (Lawson) Hendrix. Mr. Hendrix attended public school in Brazil and graduated from Brazil Senior High School in 1961. ...
Helena Ferdinandine Nicklasch (06/15/08)
Helena Ferdinandine Nicklasch, 77, Brazil, died at 10 a.m., Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Royal Oaks Rehabilitation facility, Terre Haute. She was born Sept. 5, 1930, in Dusseldorf, Germany, as the daughter of Heinrich and Gertrude Abels. As a young girl she worked in a bakery. She married Bernhard Joseph Nicklasch on Dec. 9, 1950...
PUBLIC RECORD 06-16-08 (06/15/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during June 13-16. Due to the new software installation, criminal charges will be listed by categories with suspects name and age underneath. Awaiting Arraignment...
Just Ask Me ... Reporter's experience with flooded area (06/15/08)
On Saturday, June 7, around 5 a.m., a loud clap of thunder announced the deluge of torrential rains that flooded Clay County and woke me from a wonderfully restful sleep. At first, I enjoyed the beautiful sounds of the storm and the gentle, cool breeze from my window fan, but then gale force winds forced me to get up and shut the window...
Area resident thanks all for help with flood (06/15/08)
To the Editor: Praise, thanks and gratitude I feel are in order to the "Angels in City Hall." When I had water up to the ceiling in my basement and needed pumping equipment, I called Mayor Ann Bradshaw. She immediately had two city employees come up to help install a pumping unit to remove the water...
Reader upset with find inside dumpster (06/15/08)
To the Editor: I am not even sure where to begin. On Sunday evening, my friends found a very teeny kitten in a small dumpster by the Brazil Police Dept. They heard it crying. They brought it to me. I guess I am pretty soft-hearted when it comes to defenseless animals. This kitten should not have been taken from its mother. That is how small it was...
CCSC employee responds to questions (06/15/08)
To the Editor: Recently, a letter appeared in The Brazil Times that stated Clay Community Schools had spent more than $20,000 in teachers' salaries this past school year to teach one student French IV and nine students dance. The author of the letter questioned why these courses were offered instead of investing the $20,000 to help struggling students earn more cost effective credits in reading, writing and basic math...
Readers give thanks to city officials (06/15/08)
To the Editor: Thanks to Mayor (Ann) Bradshaw, Bryan Husband and the City of Brazil workers for their quick response during the flood aftermath on Short Street. Mayor Bradshaw came out immediately to meet our family and survey our damage. The City of Brazil workers then promptly came to remove all our damaged goods and debris...