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Stories from Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Traffic stops net stolen vehicle, rowdy driver (09/02/08)
An early Sunday morning traffic stop in the area of the State Road 340 and United States 40 split led to the recovery of a vehicle reported stolen from a Brazil residence. Initially pulled over for a potential speeding violation around 2:30 a.m., Larry Criscillies, 22, Indianapolis, was unable to provide a legal vehicle registration of the 1997 Dodge truck to Clay County Sheriff's Deputy/K-9 Handler Brison Swearingen...
Council starts tackling budget (09/02/08)
A little bit goes a long way. The Clay County Council began budget hearings for 2009 Tuesday afternoon, focusing on making cuts in supplies and other services and charges. "We always try to save the discussion of salaries until the end," Council President Mike McCullough. "That is where we typically make the biggest cuts as most offices request a straight increase of 5 or 10 percent for their employees."...
Officials arrest area woman again (09/02/08)
A Brazil woman arrested in July on an arrest warrant and other drug-related charges was arrested again this past weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Clay County Sheriff's Deputy James Switzer performed a traffic stop on State Road 340 in an area near County Road 500 West when he apparently spotted a female erratically driving a "scooter."...
Center Point appoints Marshal (09/02/08)
CENTER POINT -- The town of Center Point took another step to getting a Town Marshal Tuesday. The Town Council voted unanimously in favor of hiring Ken Wilkins to serve as Town Marshal. Wilkins currently serve as a reserve officer with the Brazil City Police Department and is a part-time jailer at the Clay County Justice Center...
County road dispute continues (09/02/08)
A dispute about a road continues on. During Tuesday's meeting of the Clay County Commissioners, Attorneys Jim Deal and Charles Hear argued about the potential closing of Center Street in Ashboro. Hear represents James D. Butt, who is disputing the petition to close the road and claims that it would essentially prevent him from accessing his property. ...
CCSC conducts budget session (09/02/08)
The Clay Community School Board had a special budget session Tuesday night in the Media Center of North Clay Middle School. Supt. Dan Schroeder started the hearing by explaining a change in the calendar because a law passed by the state. "The calendar will be changing from a January-December time table to a fiscal calendar from July-June," Schroeder said...
Milling, Craft Demonstration set to take place in Bridgeton (09/02/08)
BRIDGETON -- Milling Days and Craft Demonstration Days will take place in Bridgeton Saturday and Sunday. Events will begin at 10 a.m. each day and conclude at 5 p.m. This is also the second year the event will host Fiber Arts Fair. A bean dinner will be served in the back of Collom's General Store and other food choices will be available at the Mill...
Wabash Valley Senior Classics coming soon (09/02/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- The 2008 Wabash Valley Senior Classics -- formerly Senior Games Wellness Expo -- will take place in the Terre Haute Family YMCA at Fairbanks Park, and the Boys and Girls Club Sept. 11-13. Participants will receive a T-shirt, lunch for all three days, music and hors d'oeuvres Thursday evening, and all of the event and activities for $10...
Red Cross to have Taste of India Sept. 14 (09/02/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- The India Association of Terre Haute will host its Taste of India 2008 Sunday, Sept. 14, from 5-9 p.m., at the Hulman Center. The evening will include music, dance and food. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter...
Update: One killed following accident (09/02/08)
A resident of Terre Haute died in a vehicle accident Monday evening in Clay County. Roscoe C. Petty, 23, Terre Haute, died as a result of a single vehicle accident on State Road 59, approximately a mile and a half north of Interstate-70 near County Road 500 North...
Clay County places in the Indiana State Fair Lawn and Garden and Tractor competition (09/02/08)
Kayla Withrow (left) won first in the Clay County 4-H Sr. Lawn and Garden, went on to the area competition in Terre Haute, won second place and received a white ribbon at the Indiana State Fair. Colton Miller (center) won first in the Clay County 4-H Jr. Tractor, went on to the area competition in Terre Haute, won first place and won first place at the Indiana State Fair...
Brazil High School Class of 1978 (09/02/08)
The Brazil High School Class of 1978 recently held it's 30th class reunion on Saturday, July 19, at Oakridge Golf Course. The reunion committee is urging all classmates to visit the class website at www.brazilhighschool.org to update their information and view more reunion pictures...
Brazil High School Class of 1983 (09/02/08)
The Brazil High School class of 1983 held it's 25th year reunion on Aug. 2, 2008 at Traditions. Out of a class of 160, 57 were available for the group photo, several arrived later to join the festivities of the evening. Other weekend activities included a casual get together at the home of a classmate, a golf outing, a tour of Brazil Junior High School and a family picnic. ...
Northview boys' cross country runs second at Terre Haute South (09/02/08)
Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- Northview's Conor Strain ran a strong race for the Knights in a three-way meet with Terre Haute South and North Central on Tuesday night, earning a win in 17:19. Terre Haute South was the team winner, placing five runners in the top-eight to secure a 26 to 42 win over the Knights with the T-Birds in third with 66 points...
Visiting Mooresville sends Knights to loss (09/02/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview boys' soccer team still hasn't found what it has been searching for this season. Simply put, the Knights would just like to get a victory. Though they've had some moments of accomplished play, the Knights haven't been able to string together an entire 80 minute effort that has resulted in a win...
Northview cross country sets bar high for 2008 (09/02/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Northview's cross country teams won't be able to surprise any competitors this season, returning an experienced lineup on both the boys and girls' teams. The girls advanced to the semi-state last year as a team and bring back the top-four runners from a team that placed second in the sectional to Terre Haute North...
USC's reward: Spot at top of polls (09/02/08)
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer NEW YORK -- By staying away from the cupcakes, Southern California earned itself a slim new ranking. No. 1 always seems to fit USC. Southern California jumped two spots to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 on Tuesday, rewarded by voters for opening the season with a dominant performance on the road against a BCS conference opponent...
New receivers get chance at Purdue (09/02/08)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE -- If Curtis Painter is to have the record-breaking passing year Purdue hopes for, he'll do it with just one experienced receiver. Big-play threats Dorien Bryant and Dustin Keller are gone, leaving Greg Orton the only receiver left who caught more than 10 passes last season. Painter will play without Bryant and Keller for the first time in his career Saturday against Northern Colorado...
Indiana finds way to close running lanes (09/02/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Indiana's defensive players spent the entire offseason hearing the complaints. They could pressure quarterbacks, they just couldn't stop the run. On Saturday, the Hoosiers finally did something about it...
Indianapolis gets taste of two-team town (09/02/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis will never be mistaken for New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. This week, however, the city is enjoying a rare taste of what life is like when playing host to two teams in the same major, pro sport -- the hometown Colts and, temporarily, the displaced New Orleans Saints...
Franchitti headed back to IndyCar (09/02/08)
By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dario Franchitti will leave NASCAR and return to IndyCar in 2009 as the replacement driver for Dan Wheldon at Chip Ganassi Racing. The move was announced Tuesday by Ganassi, who also signed a multiyear extension with Target for both his open-wheel and NASCAR programs...
Catchings helps Fever rally past Mystics (09/02/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tamika Catchings scored 15 of her game-high 26 points in the second half to help the Indiana Fever rally for a 79-68 victory over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night. Catchings helped the Fever rally after the Mystics took a 45-37 halftime lead. The forward scored 10 points in the third quarter, going 4-for-5 from the field. Indiana outscored Washington 25-10 in the period to take a 62-55 lead into the fourth...
Deselee Ann Rhodes (09/02/08)
Deselee Ann Rhodes, 54, Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, after a short battle with cancer. She was born April 9, 1954, in Brazil, to Charles D. and Genevieve L. Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl E. "Dusty" Rhodes...
Randy D. Crowder (09/02/08)
Randy D. Crowder, 49, Rockville, passed away at 5:20 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Nov. 6, 1958, in Clinton, the son of Gerald and Nancy Coons Crowder. He was employed with Crowder Lawn and Garden, Rockville. He was a member of Immanual Southern Baptist Church. He graduated from Van Buren High School...
Betty Jo Fugate (09/02/08)
Betty Jo Fugate, 83, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital Sept. 2, 2008, at 3:10 a.m. Born July 9, 1925, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Cornwell R. "Cornie" and Anna (Stott) Treager. Mrs. Fugate graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1943. On July 5, 1945, she married Norman G. Fugate...
Michelle Lynn Turner And Christopher Paul Rodgers (09/02/08)
Michelle Lynn Turner And Christopher Paul Rodgers are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at 5:30 p.m., at Christ Community Church. Michelle is the daughter of Rob and Sherri Turner, Brazil. She is a 2002 graduate of Northview High School and a 2006 graduate of Indiana State University, with a degree in accounting...
Public Record 9-3-08 (09/02/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Awaiting Warrant Arraignment Waggle, James M., 20 Awaiting Arraignment Arabi, Shawheen D., 23 Chapman Jr., James, 20 Criscillies, Larry, 22...