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Stories from Friday, August 22, 2008

Living in a tall world (08/22/08)
Although the torch in Beijing will be passed on to London for the 2012 games at Sunday's closing ceremony, the spirit of Olympic competition will not be over. The 2008 Paralympic Games begin Sept. 6 at the same facility, and a local Wabash Valley resident will be there...
FEMA continuing flood relief effort (08/22/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) continue to assist Hoosiers in the recovery effort following the June floods. As of Aug. 18, a total of $111,940,922 in disaster recovery grants and loans have been approved for Indiana disaster victims. To date, $51,678,932 of the approved disaster recovery grants have been disbursed...
Hydrant designers! (08/22/08)
The winners of the City of Brazil's Fire Hydrant Design Contest were announced Friday afternoon at the Brazil City Fire Department. A total of five entries were submitted and all were named winners, receiving key to they city pins and a $5 gift certificate to The Old Fashioned Soda Fountain at Lynn's Pharmacy. ...
Students utilizing RHIT's Homework Hotline (08/22/08)
Parents don't need to worry if they don't understand the Chemistry or Calculus homework their children bring home from school. Rose-Hulman's Homework Hotline is here for the rescue. Thanks in part to a $2.7 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., more tutors will be available to respond to more calls and online services...
Wabash Valley Right to Life endorses Goode for congress (08/22/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- Eighth District Congressional candidate Greg Goode announced today that the Wabash Valley Right to Life organization has endorsed his candidacy. Chairman Jennifer Buell stated that the decision to endorse Goode was based on his views regarding abortion and euthanasia, which agree with the protection of human life that the Right to Life organization strives to uphold...
CHURCH NEWS (08/22/08)
FAITH SOUTHERN BAPTIST Faith Southern Baptist, SR 246 Clay City, will host The Crist Family from Maynardville, Tenn. on Sunday at 7 p.m. Since coming onto the scene in 2005, The Crist Family has recorded five CD's and a "Crist Family Live" DVD. Every song released to radio has charted on the top 80 Singing News Charts. They have made appearance on several Gospel Music Television networks and have sung in a variety of venues in 25 different states...
Northview volleyball wins; golf falls at Hulman Links (08/22/08)
Staff Reports TERRE HAUTE -- Northview's volleyball team excelled in its first road game of the season Thursday night, scoring a 25-14, 24-23, 15-25, 25-21 win at Terre Haute North. The Knights were led at the net with 12 kills from Brittaney Long and seven from Lizzie Emmert and Samantha Solomon. Hannah Emmert added five for the Knights...
Lady Knights fall in season opening soccer game (08/22/08)
Staff Reports Northview's girls' soccer team scored in each half in the season opener against Terre Haute North, but the Patriots tallied three times in both halves of a 6-2 win. The Patriots got on the board quickly behind freshman Molly McKee's long blast from 35-yards out in the first minute...
Mistakes cost Knights in season opening loss to Franklin (08/22/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor As far as opening nights go, the Franklin Grizzlies looked much more comfortable than the home standing Knights on Friday evening. The Grizzlies got a 153-yard effort from senior running back Clayton Simmons and Daniel Bechman look like he'd been running Franklin's spread offense for years, completing 15-of-18 passes and a pair of scores in a 35-12 Franklin win...
Manning's absence causing questions (08/22/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts have relied on Peyton Manning's talented right arm for a decade. This year's Super Bowl hopes may now rest on Manning's repaired left knee. It's an unusual start to the 2008 season for the 32-year-old quarterback who has never missed a regular-season or playoff game. And for the only NFL team with six straight playoff appearances...
Staunton Scene (08/22/08)
We were terribly saddened to learn of the passing of Don Newby. He was a wonderful person who will be missed by everyone who knew him. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Lu, his family, and the Staunton First Christian Church, where he was a devoted member...