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Stories from Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Vanatti named Interim Planning Administrator (08/20/08)
A reserve police officer is no longer enforcing just the law. On Tuesday, Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw named Eric Vanatti the Interim Planning Administrator. Vanatti, a reserve officer with the Brazil City Police Department, is the temporary replacement for Michele Altman, who resigned Aug. 11...
Lovett bond decision expected to be made sometime today (08/20/08)
A decision should be made about John Lovett's bond reduction after his defense counsel concludes the evidentiary portion of the proceedings today. Defense Attorney Richard Kammen told The Brazil Times outside the Clay County Circuit Courtroom Aug. 13 that he was attempting to point out the inconsistencies in the state's case against his client...
Scam artist posing as member of area fire department (08/20/08)
County residents need to beware of scam artists in the area attempting to collect money on behalf of local fire departments. Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Troy Nichols contacted The Brazil Times Wednesday night about citizen reports of a scam artist "working" homes in the area of County Road 600 North...
City upgrading sections of plumbing system (08/20/08)
The City of Brazil is improving some of its plumbing problems. Contractors have been working at the Lift Station of the Wastewater Treatment Plant for approximately four weeks to upgrade part of its pumping system. "We had been having a lot of problems with the bypass/overflow system," Wastewater Supervisor Ron Hayes told The Brazil Times. "The system would overflow even with just two or three inches of rain and that presents a problem because it can cause things to back up into the city."...
Donations! (08/20/08)
Left: Wal-Mart Community Coordinator Sherry Rogers presented Brazil City Fire Assistant Fire Chief Roy Kellar a with a $1,000 donation Tuesday on behalf of the staff and employees of the Brazil store. The funds were made available through the Community Grant program sponsored by the Wal-Mart Foundation. Kellar said the funds would be used to purchase fire safety materials for the department to hand out to local residents...
Locals attend 100th National Convention (08/20/08)
The 100th National Convention of Delta Theta Tau Sorority was held July 9-13, 2008, at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa, Fort Myers, Fla. Jan Swerlein, Past National President, was Convention Coordinator for the convention that had a "South Seas Paradise" theme...
R.E.I.N. Center Community Library (08/20/08)
Calling all scrapbookers!! The Clay City R.E.I.N. Center Community Library is sponsoring the First Annual "Crop for Books" on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. The Crop will run from 9 a.m. -7 p.m. and will be held at the R.E.I.N. Center Community Library at 700 Main Street in Clay City...
Knights must replace firepower but return experience (08/20/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview boys' soccer team suffered just a handful of graduation losses from last season, but two of them were all-conference performers. One of them also happened to be the program's all-time leading goal scorer...
Griffey homers in White Sox romp (08/20/08)
By The Associated Press CHICAGO -- Ken Griffey Jr. hit one of Chicago's four homers to move into a tie with Sammy Sosa for fifth on the career list and the surging White Sox routed the Seattle Mariners 15-3 on Wednesday. Griffey's two-run drive in the second inning was his first since Chicago acquired him from Cincinnati on July 31, and No. 609 for his career. The 13-time All-Star was just 9-for-43 with four RBIs and no extra-base hits for the White Sox entering the game...
Pelphrey's three-hitter leads Mets (08/20/08)
By The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Mike Pelfrey pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and David Wright homered to lead New York past Atlanta 6-3 on Wednesday night. Pelfrey (12-8) also delivered at the plate, hitting an RBI single in a five-run first inning, when the NL East leaders took advantage of two Atlanta errors...
New stadium gets high marks from Colts players (08/20/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Dungy just wanted his players to get comfortable in their new digs. Now the Indianapolis Colts can't wait to return to their new home, Lucas Oil Stadium, Sunday night. "It's beautiful," three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney said. "The roof opens up, so we'll get a little outside atmosphere. What I really like is the suites right there on the field. Maybe we can get a Lucas Leap going instead of a Lambeau Leap."...
Usain adds 200 meter gold to 100 meter title (08/20/08)
By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer BEIJING -- Usain Bolt's eyes darted to check the numbers on the trackside clock once, twice, three times, more. For the only time in eight races at these Olympics, Bolt was really trying -- gritting his teeth, pumping his arms, churning his golden spikes with those long, long legs. ...
Fines and penalties passed down on Gibbs Racing (08/20/08)
By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR's latest attempt to reel in the rule-breakers aimed at an unfamiliar target: the normally squeaky-clean Joe Gibbs Racing. NASCAR's decision Wednesday to suspend seven JGR crew members indefinitely for attempting to manipulate a horsepower test after a Nationwide Series race last weekend put a serious dent in owner Joe Gibbs' reputation...
Novaleigh Rilen Abel (08/20/08)
Novaleigh Rilen Abel, 13 months, Indianapolis, passed away Aug. 19, 2008, following a lifelong battle with mitochondrial myopathy. She was born in Indianapolis, July 21, 2007, to Kahla E. Huffer and Andrew W. Abel. Novaleigh enjoyed playing in her exersaucer, reading books with her mommy and daddy as well as listening to music and playing with her favorite stuffed animal "Lilly."...
Mildred Spencer (08/20/08)
Mildred Spencer, 91, Brazil, died at 5:37 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. She was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Indianapolis, as the daughter of Adel and Laura Lee Spencer. She worked as a nurse's aide in local healthcare facilities. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Brazil...
Donald Edward Hardman (08/20/08)
Donald Edward Hardman, 55, Brazil, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16,2008, in Greencastle. He was born Feb. 4, 1953, in Clay County, as the son of Robert E. Jr. and Marie M. Hardman. He graduated from Brazil High School. He was employed at Great Dane Trailers and then employed by the State of Indiana. ...
Harmony Happenings (08/20/08)
A little bird called to tell me that Jeff and Shelley Minor celebrated their 20th anniversary earlier this month. Their big day was Aug. 12. The little bird did not want me to use her name but the Minors were going to her house for breakfast this week. Congrats to the couple. Twenty years is quite a milestone these days. We wish you many more happy anniversaries...
Brazil Buzz (08/20/08)
Last week, four of Lori Ann's daughter's, Alexis, Sarah, Olivia and Elizabeth Cory gathered together to help their father, Bruce Cory celebrate his 50th birthday. Bruce lives in Terre Haute. Our granddaughters and four of our great-grandchildren, Dylan, Maddie, Leland, and Caden came to visit us. ...