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Stories from Sunday, July 27, 2008

Area law enforcement faces busy weekend (07/27/08)
It was a hectic weekend for law enforcement, but jail personnel at the Clay County Justice Center were kept especially busy early Sunday morning as several new inmates arrived for booking within minutes of each other. The first inmates to arrive were three Brazil residents from a traffic stop...
Donation! (07/27/08)
Sue Urban, 4-H Program Assistant, accepts a $2,000 check from Kelly Nees-Perkins, Human Resources Manager from the Greencastle Wal-Mart. Urban had written a grant to receive funding to provide youth with education, age-appropriate, hands-on programming via after-school programs, which will allow youth to improve self-confidence, develop leadership qualities and learn important life skills...
Community Corrections official getting used to new duties (07/27/08)
It takes a special person to become a special deputy. "Growing up, I had always wanted to be in law enforcement," Clay Community Corrections Home Detention Officer Logan Whitman said. Whitman, 22, has been a member of Community Corrections since September 2007, and was sworn in as a special deputy on April 30...
Proposed skatepark finds possible home (07/27/08)
The buzz around town is true; the Clay Community Skatepark has found a home at Craig Park. "We are so excited, everyone has been working so hard," said Roberta Weliever, a retired Clay Community School teacher. She has been working with former students to get the word out and the community involved...
Down and Dirty! (07/27/08)
The action at the 4-H Fairgrounds was muddy and hits were furious during the Clay County 4-H Council-sponsored Demolition Derby Saturday evening. More than 35 entries competed to see who would be the last one moving as the large crowd of more than 500 people cheered them on. At the end of each 10-vehicle heat, tractors were brought in to remove the stalled vehicles in preparation for the next round of action...
Classy! (07/27/08)
Classic and contemporary vehicles of all stages of reconditioning participated in the second annual Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department Car Show at Forest Park Shelter Saturday. Event organizers were happy to see so many people stop by and enjoy the more than 35 cars brought in from around the Wabash Valley area. All proceeds raised during the event will be used to support the local volunteer fire department...
Dungy, United Way team together (07/27/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- Although Indianapolis Colts' head coach Tony Dungy arrived in Terre Haute Thursday to start Colts' training camp at Rose-Hulman, one of his first activities upon arriving was to do a localized public service announcement with United Way of the Wabash Valley...
Local Habitat for Humanity has grand opening for home (07/27/08)
Angela Harper feels blessed that her home is ready to move in to. Harper and her three sons, Brevan, Cainan and Jace, are the latest recipients of a home through Clay County Habitat for Humanity. "Without this organization, I don't think we'd have a home," Harper said Sunday...
Babe Ruth 15-year-old team headed to Ohio Valley Regional (07/27/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Clay County's 15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team scored state bragging rights last week and will represent Indiana in the Ohio Valley Regional beginning Friday night. Competing in the Southwestern State tourney, the team finished as the runner-up to Newburgh, but earned the right to move on when the winner couldn't compete in the next round...
Orioles end losing streak with win over Angels (07/27/08)
By The Associated Press BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles ended their run of 15 straight losses in Sunday games, defeating Ervin Santana and the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 behind a sharp pitching performance by Garrett Olson. Olson (7-5) allowed two runs and seven hits in six-plus innings, breaking a run of eight games in which an Orioles starter failed to get through the sixth...
Santana gives Mets a boost (07/27/08)
By The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Johan Santana gave the Mets exactly what they needed after a 14-inning marathon used up their bullpen. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched his seventh complete game, Fernando Tatis and Ramon Castro hit two-run homers and New York pounded Kyle Lohse and the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 on Sunday to wrap up another successful homestand...
Favre a no-show at Packers' camp so far (07/27/08)
By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE -- Brett Favre didn't report to the Green Bay Packers' training camp Sunday, temporarily easing tensions in the three-time MVP's ongoing standoff with the team. Packers spokesman Jeff Blumb confirmed Sunday that Favre did not report to camp with Packers players, who were required to report at 7:30 a.m. CDT...
Johnson wins tire fiasco at Indianpolis (07/27/08)
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Jimmie Johnson wasn't about to get caught again. Two weeks after letting Kyle Busch steal victory in Chicago, Johnson made sure to keep Busch and everybody else in his rearview mirror during Sunday's NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway...
John Melton Rogers (07/27/08)
John Melton Rogers, 71, Brazil, died at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2008, in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. He was born June 16, 1937, in Brazil, as the son of Virgil and Madge Baughran Rogers. He joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He also served in the Indiana National Guard until his honorable discharge...
Public Record 7-28-08 (07/27/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during July 16-17. Awaiting Arraignment Steadman, Kimberly, 36 Pending Eder, Cody A., 22 Theft: Receiving stolen property Eder, Cody A., 22 Burglary Eder, Cody A., 22...
Subjects you can't talk about (07/27/08)
Recently, one of the greatest comedians of a generation died. It's been more than one month since George Carlin died of heart failure. Carlin was known for controversy. It followed him practically everywhere he went. He seemed to relish in controversy...
A time for everything (07/27/08)
According to Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, there is an appointed time for everything. And, although it's not an officially recognized holiday, today I'm planning on celebrating National Milk Chocolate Day. I normally don't admit it, but I'm a fully restrained closet "Chocoholic." My favorite, along with millions of other people, is milk chocolate...
Kudos to Duke Energy (07/27/08)
To the Editor: I'm sure I speak for many in saying thanks to the people at Duke (Energy) for all the hard work in getting electric power back to our community. They showed up at our house at 1:30 in the morning! Lynne Llewellyn, Brazil
Soccer team gives thanks (07/27/08)
To the Editor: The Northview Boys' Soccer Team would like to thank the following local merchants for their generous donations and support during the annual Fourth of July fundraiser. Merchants donating supplies to the fundraiser include Jack's Fine Foods, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, B&B Food, Tanya and Brent Baker, Pepsi, the Indiana National Guard and Kent Latta...