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Stories from Sunday, June 29, 2008

ACS Motorcycle Ride rescheduled (06/29/08)
Organizers won't let the rain stop the fun when the American Cancer Society's 2008 Clay County Relay For Life's first Motorcycle Ride. Carrol Evans, a Relay committee member for a several of years, has dreamed of organizing a motorcycle ride, but didn't know how to organize one until she and her husband Scott joined the Christian Motorcyclist Association (CMA) last year...
Benefit breakfast slated (06/29/08)
The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department will be have a fundraising breakfast at the fire station on Friday to raise funds for training and equipment expenses. Serving will be 7-11 a.m. with a freewill donation collected for breakfast. The fire department is a not-for-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible...
Keeping students safer (06/29/08)
The path to school may become safer for students in the future. The City of Brazil, along with the Clay Community School Corporation recently submitted an application for the Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) Safe Routes to Schools Program...
Victim of car theft speaks out (06/29/08)
A Brazil resident became a victim of car theft at an unfortunate time. With her daughter ill in Texas, Pam Buck was in a hurry to leave the morning of June 17. "I was shocked. It took me a few seconds to realize what happened," Buck told The Brazil Times about the theft of her blue Mercury Cougar that was parked next to her backdoor. "Then I became sick and almost fell to the ground crying. No words can really explain what I felt at that moment."...
South comeback earns team All-Star football win (06/29/08)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Coaches' All-Star game proved to be a tale of two halves on Saturday evening. A crowd of approximately 3,000 fans saw the North squad come out with what could have proved to be a haymaker of a first quarter, getting touchdowns from Northview's Jered Timm, an 18-yard TD catch thrown by Marshall, Ill. Travis Johnson. North Putnam's Kyle Rooker powered in for a two-yard run with 16 seconds left in the quarter for a 14-0 lead...
Phelps, Hoffman set 400 IM Trials records (06/29/08)
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer OMAHA, Neb. -- Holding off one of his best friends, Michael Phelps started his second attempt to break Mark Spitz's Olympic record with another epic swim. Less than an hour later, the teenager he compares to a little sister joined Phelps in the record book...
Spain wins first major in 44 years (06/29/08)
By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer VIENNA, Austria -- A championship 44 years in the waiting is worth a special celebration. Spain made sure it didn't disappoint any of its fans Sunday night, both during its 1-0 victory over Germany to win the European Championship, and after it...
Kurt Busch ends skid with rain-shortened NASCAR win (06/29/08)
By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer LOUDON, N.H. -- Kurt Busch had strategy and luck on his side. Tony Stewart had neither. That's how Busch wound up ending his 29-race winless string Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the rain-shortened Lenox Industrial Tools 301, while the frustrated Stewart simply added another disheartening loss to his own winless string that has reached 31 races...
Stanbrough and Ballou claim weekend MSCS victories (06/29/08)
By ELDON BUTCHER HAUBSTADT -- Jon Stanbrough collected another Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car feature win Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. The Brownsburg, sprint car competitor has won three of the four MSCS features held at the track this season. This time it was from the pole of the front row he shared with A.J. Anderson...
Cramer claims $1,000 payday at Paragon; Hillman continues to roll (06/29/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PARAGON -- Jesse Cramer's transition from modified racing to sprint cars has been remarkably quick this season. On Saturday night, Cramer claimed a $1,000 payday at Paragon Speedway, claiming the special A-Main event over 28 other competitors...
Josephine Elizabeth Thompson (06/29/08)
Josephine Elizabeth Thompson, 92, Staunton, died at 11:15 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2008, at Holly Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1916, in Terre Haute, the daughter of the late Henry and the late Elzada (Rogers) Nelson...
Michael Francis Lahr Sr. (06/29/08)
Michael Francis Lahr Sr., 69, Brazil, died at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Royal Oaks Healthcare, Terre Haute. He was born Feb. 16, 1939, in Indianapolis, as the son of Howard and Josephine H. Lahr. He had been employed as a printer in the newspaper and trade printing industry until his retirement...
Public Record 6-30-08 (06/29/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during June 28-29. Awaiting Arraignment Doyle, James K., 39 Austin, Diana Jean, 43 Johns, Jeffery L., 42 Public intoxication Doyle, James K., 39 Johns, Jeffery L., 42...
Area group offers thanks (06/29/08)
To the Editor: The Brazil Lions Club would like to thank all our local sponsors for their help with our second annual Lions Club car show at Forest Park on June 14. Our sponsors this year were Terre Haute Savings Bank, Farm Bureau Insurance -- Dave Henry, Jerry's Restaurant, Bob Bowen Ford, Dr. Paul Houston, Goodies Galore, Fifth Third Bank, Rick James, Grey's Carquest -- Jim Grey, Erie Insurance -- Jim Lawrence, and World in Focus Eyecare -- Dr. Gary Nesty...
Reader displeased with poll (06/29/08)
To the Editor: I too, am very disappointed in The Brazil Times choice of subject matter in the latest reader poll. Each week, I have read the new poll results and become puzzled why your newspaper would attempt to analyze the opinions of an average of 300 readers and present that info to the public as an accurate cross section of all your reader's opinions...
Two readers elect to tackle same subject (Second Letter) (06/29/08)
To the Editor: I am writing this letter in response to the letter ran last week ("Reader points out errors in information") regarding the French IV and Dance classes taught at Northview. I was quite taken back by the line, "It appears we are catering to the well-bred, well-fed and well-read that qualify academically to participate in extra-curricular activities while neglecting the education of struggling students."...
Two readers elect to tackle same subject (06/29/08)
To the Editor: This is in response to the letter printed Monday, June 23, 2008 ("Reader points out errors in information"). While I realize that many students are still not getting a minimum education, you tread on shaky ground economically when you state that you are willing to forfeit the advanced courses offered any more than they have been already (and though they are still in the course description book, multiple sections have been reduced, thus in reality making them unavailable to more and more students each year).. ...
Resident reflects on several topics, old and new (06/29/08)
To the Editor: Recently, Richard Floyd and Pat Kneirim passed away. Also Mark Williams -- I knew Mark Williams only as a friend to my nephew Larry Gorman, who passed away a few years back. Anyway, I knew all three of these men. My condolences go out to their families...