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Stories from Sunday, September 7, 2008

More to Circuit Breaker than meets the eye (09/07/08)
There are times where perception does not depict reality. The Circuit Breaker in House Bill 1001 appears to present a reduction in the property taxes residents have to pay, but there are hidden stipulations within the more than 800 pages of text. "Next year, the Property Tax Replacement Credit (PTRC) will be no more," Clay County Auditor Mary Jo Alumbaugh said. "Also, the Homestead Credit will be reduced and chances are the additional Homestead Credit will be gone as well."...
Clarke crowned Queen (09/07/08)
Every little girl dreams of wearing a crown and one day becoming a princess, however, Ashley Clarke is now a queen. Clark was crowned the 2008 Popcorn Festival Queen at the Popcorn Festival Scholarship Pageant. "I'm so excited I can't explain it," Clarke told The Brazil Times. "When my name was announced, I was thinking it can't be me."...
Injuries sustained in two separate accidents (09/07/08)
Multiple residents were sent to the hospital following to separate accidents during the weekend. Shortly before 9 p.m., Friday, Clay County Sheriff's Department K-9 Deputy Josh Clarke responded to an accident in the eastbound lanes of Interstate-70 near the 24-mile marker...
K-Day parade set for Sept. 27 (09/07/08)
Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, the 72nd annual Brazil Kiwanis K-Day celebration will be "Honoring the Kids of the Clay Community." Chartered in 1936, the members of the Brazil Kiwanis Club has dedicated themselves to the national mission of the organization to change the world one child and one community at a time...
Fundraising events called 'successful' (09/07/08)
Two fundraising efforts during Labor Day weekend were successful despite the heat. Local firefighters want to thank the community for helping them help "Jerry's Kids." While the temperatures soared into the 90s, firefighters from the Brazil City Fire Department collected $3,178 from motorists at the intersection of United States 40 and State Road 59 Saturday and Sunday for the annual Fill The Boot drive...
Knights and Eels compete at First National Bank Invite (09/07/08)
Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- Plenty of the state's top cross country teams descended upon the LaVern Gibson Course on Saturday for the aptly named State Preview Meet. Forty-plus teams competed at the meet with team results broken down by classification...
Northview repeats as conference golf champions (09/07/08)
Staff Report BLOOMINGTON -- The Northview girls' golf team got a medalist effort from Olivia Oehler on the way to repeating as Western Indiana Conference champions on Saturday afternoon at Cascades Golf Course. Oehler shot a 43 and a 45 for a total of 88 and teammate Savanah Pursell carded a 93 for runner-up honors as the Knights outscored the competiton, 387 to South Vermillion's 417...
NL Central leaders fall (09/07/08)
By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE -- Chris Young came within four outs of a perfect game, retiring the first 23 Milwaukee batters in order before Gabe Kapler homered, and the San Diego Padres beat the Brewers 10-1 on Sunday. Young (5-5) got Prince Fielder and Corey Hart to pop out in the eighth before Kapler hit Young's 76th pitch of the game -- a 1-0 fastball -- into the left-field bleachers...
Angels rally past White Sox (09/07/08)
By The Associated Press CHICAGO -- Joe Saunders flashed his All-Star form while earning his first win in over a month, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep. The AL West leaders moved a step closer to their fourth division title in five years, thanks to a solid effort by Saunders and a questionable decision by Jermaine Dye to catch pinch-hitter Garrett Anderson's sacrifice fly in foul territory in the eighth. ...
Injuries provide plenty of lowlights for contending teams (09/07/08)
By The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady limped off the field under the worried stares of Patriots fans. The thing they feared most finally happened -- losing the NFL's reigning MVP to injury. Brady hurt his left knee when tackled by safety Bernard Pollard midway through the first quarter of a 17-10 victory over Kansas City to open the season Sunday. He didn't return...
Bumgardner claims Patriot 100 victory (09/07/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- After 100 grueling laps of door-to-door modified racing with Clint DeMoss, Greencastle's Paul Bumgardner climbed from his car and showed about as much celebration as you'll ever see from the defending track champion...
Raymond H. Stearley (09/07/08)
Raymond H. Stearley, 81, Brazil, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Knightsville, Sept. 6, 2008, following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Brazil, to Sylvia and Harold Stearley. Following graduation from Brazil High School, he entered the Merchant Marines during World War II. Ray married Ellen Gard in 1950...
Historic race alters landscape, breaks the mold (09/07/08)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- They embody four uniquely American stories. They offer messages of transformation with two distinct world views. They pursue one goal. Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama and their respective running mates, Sarah Palin and Joe Biden, begin the final eight weeks of their historic and remarkably close presidential contest ready to rewrite national politics...
Reader pleads for new law on chaining animals (09/07/08)
To the Editor: Have you ever thought about the life of a dog on a chain or in a pen? Actually, they don't have a life! The only thing they can do all day is sit in dirt surrounded by their feces. They usually get absolutely no exercise, no medical attention, no baths or nail trims, no shade in the summer, no straw in their dog house in the winter (sometimes, no dog house), and most important, no love!...
Reader responds to pet letter (09/07/08)
To the Editor: I am writing in regard to "Reader wants people to give pets a chance," (original letter printed Aug. 25, 2008). Did you ever take a minute to think about how others felt that your cat was just running around? I have been around my fair share of loose cats. My car has been severely scratched by them. My screens on windows torn and trash ripped open...
Community must be fully informed (09/07/08)
To the Editor: Editor's Note: Forrest Buell is a member of the Clay Community School Board. There is so much going on behind the scenes in our corporation that the public fails to comprehend the rough roads our board members travel! Our school board needs to help from a fully informed public...
Questioning a school decision (09/07/08)
To the Editor: What's wrong with North Clay Middle School? I have a nephew in the seventh-grade that was harassed about pink hair color in his bangs, which is actually just highlights. He was put in in-school suspension because it wasn't dyed back when the vice principal thought it should be...
Reader favors Obama's stance (09/07/08)
To the Editor: John McCain has a history of opposing tax breaks for ethanol and the tariff that protects it from imports. He's not the only one. The Republican Party's delegates, in late August, passed a platform item calling for the repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard...