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Stories from Sunday, July 20, 2008

Director receives keys to the city! (07/20/08)
Brazil Concert Band Director Matthew Huber (right) and Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw presented a key to the city to Col. Bryan Shelburne at the beginning of the Brazil Concert Band's performance Sunday night at Forest Park. Shelburne, who was on hand as a special guest conductor for the BCB, is the former director of "Pershing's Own," the U.S. Army Band of Washington D.C...
Huber still enjoys directing BCB (07/20/08)
Who would've thought that in the fifth-grade, when a little boy was given a trombone, it would one day lead to a man that so many people respect and admire. Matthew Huber is a man who studies many things, and his collection of World War II memorabilia is a testament to that. Yet it doesn't compare to his true passion, music...
Two arrested in vandalism incident (07/20/08)
Vandalism to a mailbox resulted in the arrest of two young adults during the weekend. According to a report provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Jacob Cole Beckley, 18, Indianapolis, was arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacture and Possession of a Destructive Device, a class C felony, Criminal Recklessness, a class B misdemeanor, and Criminal Mischief, a class B misdemeanor, while Charles Andrew Shaffer, 18, Center Point, was arrested on charges of Manufacture and Possession of a Destructive Device and Criminal Mischief.. ...
CCSC searching for available substitutes (07/20/08)
For those interested in signing up to be a substitute teacher for Clay Community Schools, the Central Administration Office in Knightsville will be open between 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Those interested are asked to apply by July 30 if they want to be available for the beginning of the 2008-09 school calendar...
Jones clinches Indiana Sprint Week championship (07/20/08)
Tri-State Press Release Haubstadt - Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikeston, MO, drove to victory in the 30 lap United States Auto Club Sprint Car feature held Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. Schuerenberg's win was his first ever in USAC competition. He took the lead from Damion Gardner on the fifth lap. ...
Gaines win back-to-back sprint car features at LPS (07/20/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Dickie Gaines has taken on some of the best sprint car drivers in the nation during the last week as Indiana Sprint Week invaded. Two weeks prior, Gaines tuned up for the annual event that welcomes USAC's toughest hotshoes to the state by besting a large field for a win at Lincoln Park Speedway...
Yankees hold off A's for three-game sweep (07/20/08)
By The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte outpitched Oakland All-Star Justin Duchscherer, getting just enough run support from Jason Giambi's homer and a sacrifice fly by Alex Rodriguez to help the New York Yankees hold off the Athletics 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep...
National League East race tightening (07/20/08)
By The Associated Press MIAMI -- Jorge Cantu hit a bases-loaded single off the scoreboard with none out in the 11th inning, and the Florida Marlins tightened the NL East race by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Sunday. Alfredo Amezaga led off the 11th with a single against Clay Condrey (2-2), and Hanley Ramirez walked on a 3-2 pitch. Jeremy Hermida bunted to Condrey, who looked to third base before throwing late to first, and the infield single loaded the bases...
Simon wins Indianapolis tennis tourney (07/20/08)
By The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS -- Gilles Simon of France won his first ATP title on American soil, beating Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-4 at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships on Sunday. Simon, seeded second and ranked 25th in the world, had not reached an ATP semifinal in the United States before the Indianapolis tournament, which moved to a hard-court surface in 1988...
Harrington ends Norman's hopes of British Open victory (07/20/08)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SOUTHPORT, England -- Padraig Harrington enjoys few moments more than the walk down 18th fairway of a century-old links course, especially with a four-shot lead in the British Open and the engraver putting the final touches on the oldest trophy in golf...
Paul Michael Long (07/20/08)
Paul Michael Long, 64, Reelsville, passed away July 19, 2008, at his residence following a battle with lung cancer. He was born July 4, 1944, in Springfield, Ill., as the son of Paul and Annabelle (Jackson) Long. Over the years, he worked as an equipment operator through the Union Local No. 841. Paul enjoyed hunting and spending time outdoors. He enjoyed cooking for large gatherings, especially for the Fourth of July...
Reporter tackles origins of rock and roll (07/20/08)
Lately, I've been wondering if I was born in the wrong time period. Although I like all types of music, I believe the origins of rock and roll lie in the late 1930s-1950s, with a nod to the rhythm and blues, jazz, country, gospel and boogie-woogie music of the 1920s and the 1930s. But, it really goes back further...
Keep a better eye on those family pets (07/20/08)
To the Editor: Recently, coming home for lunch to let our dogs out, I passed a dog that had been recenlty hit in the east bound lane of West Hendrix Street. It was in the middle of the lane and everyone was just going around it. I turned around and moved the poor thing off the road and onto the grass, as I figured soon someone would probably hit it again just for the fun ot if...
The professionalism is appreciated (07/20/08)
To the Editor: In the early morning hours of June 30, we were awakened to the smell of wire burning. After searching throughout the house for a few minutes, I called 911. Center Point Volunteer Fire Department was at our home in a few minutes followed by Cory Volunteer Fire Department a few minutes later...
School security and bond issues (07/20/08)
To the Editor: Decision time is here. Will property taxes go up or down? Will you sign "yes" or "no" to the school bond issue? I learned a lot while I was running for school board, and one thing became crystal clear -- the proposed school security systems have nothing to do with the bond issue...
'Can Man,' crew get award for tabs (07/20/08)
To the Editor: John Ellison has earned the name "Can Man" at Community Missionary Church while the volunteers supplying the pop cans and tabs for sacking and boxing for storage and shipment. It's the "Can Man's" job to keep the collecting point clear for more sacks and tabs...
Area reader responds to previous letter in newspaper (07/20/08)
To the Editor: Recently, there was a letter in The Times from an individual called, "Reader delves into economics of city." Maybe he's right. Maybe industry doesn't want to come here. After all, the Canadian brick factory went out on State Road 59 near the small community of Ashboro...
SWCD issues reminder (07/20/08)
To the Editor: Indiana has experienced rain and flood of historical proportions this year. The agricultural community is experiencing problems with our two most precious natural resources -- soil and water. The State Soil Conservation Board recognizes that each area of the state has unique conservation and recovery challenges. ...
Relocated family supports school corporation (07/20/08)
To the Editor: We have two children, ages 9 and 6, who both just finished a very positive and rewarding year at Staunton Elementary School. In light of some of the recent negative press the Clay Community Schools have received, we would like to share some of our very favorable experiences at Staunton...
Thanks for 'Stamping Out Hunger' (07/20/08)
To the Editor: Due to the recent flooding, friends and families in this community have suffered greatly. Although people are starting to rebuild homes and lives after such tragedy, we feel it was time to say "thank you" to those again who sponsored and donated to our "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive May 10, 2008...
Why is that house still there? (07/20/08)
To the Editor: I was visiting my sister during the Fourth of July week. Brazil is our hometown, but we moved to Florida eight years ago. But I don't understand the policy of letting the house across the street sit for years with the wallpaper showing where they have torn off a room. My sister was told that if the windows were broken out, that would make a difference. That can be handled!...
Former bus driver issues thanks (07/20/08)
To the Editor: When times are tough, friends are there to help! Many thanks to the Clay County school bus drivers and staff and the students of the Building Trades for their generous contributions to help me and my family get back into our home after the flood damage. Thank you!...
Local business helped in time of need (07/20/08)
To the Editor: I want to thank the wonderful employees at Brazil Door in Harmony. In our time of need, they were here early, installed the large overhead door that we need and use constantly and have returned to adjust it at very reasonable fee. Our experience with some businesses has been less than good...
Soldier reads newspaper online in Iraq (07/20/08)
To the Editor: I sure am glad we have the Internet here in Iraq. I have been able to keep up with community events and at times, enjoy events such as the fair with my wife and kids. During a deployment, little things like that mean a lot to a family and a soldier...
Getting registration online easy (07/20/08)
To the Editor: Nothing has been a more encouraging sign of a recovering state government than my recent interactions with the BMV. I renewed my vehicle registration online -- I was surprised at how easy it was and delighted to receive a discount for doing so. This week, I got a reissued license in less than 10 minutes, and I hadn't even made an appointment...