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Stories from Wednesday, September 17, 2008

'LEAAP'ing forward (09/17/08)
The Family Literacy program is receiving some much-needed help. The Barbara Bush Foundation recently awarded a grant of $64,543 to the Clay Community Schools, Clay County Family Literacy Program. "This is a real honor for our program and the community," Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center Coordinator Mary Yelton told The Brazil Times...
Stolen vehicle used in Missouri robbery (09/17/08)
A vehicle stolen sometime late Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning was connected to a strong-arm robbery in another state Wednesday. Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times that a black 1999 Grand Prix reported stolen from a residence in the Nelly's Lane area was recovered in Missouri...
Cory Apple Festival slated (09/17/08)
The 2008 Cory Apple Festival will take place Sept. 26- 28. At 6 a.m., Friday and Saturday, people may arrive early to enjoy breakfast at the Cory Volunteer Fire Department firehouse (Adults $5 and children 12 and under for $3). At 7 a.m., Sunday, people may enjoy a breakfast of biscuits and gravy that will be served at the food stand...
Poll responders: Go Blue! (09/17/08)
Apparently, there is a sea of blue in Clay County. The Brazil Times recently conducted an online poll, asking responders, "Which team is the favorite to win this year's Super Bowl?" Respondents were given several options to choose from, including: A total of 545 respondents voted on the poll, with 337 (61.8 percent) of them saying the Colts were the favorite for this year's Super Bowl...
Looking at the stars (09/17/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Allen Memorial Planetarium will present a seasonal star program Sept. 27, from 2-4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m., and on Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. The 30-minute educational program will introduce the constellations and other astronomical wonders of the sky for the autumn season...
Candidate hosting Clay City town hall meeting (09/17/08)
CLAY CITY -- Bob Heaton, candidate for Indiana House District 46, will host a town hall meeting in Clay City Friday. The meeting will take place at noon at the REIN Library Center, 700 Main St., Clay City. Heaton organized the town hall meeting in order to learn more about concerns of county residents. The event is open to the public...
Take 5 activity night Friday (09/17/08)
Take 5, a high-energy activity night for kids and teens 6-18, will be Friday at 8 p.m. There will be basketball, volleyball and air trampoline, with "Spiderman " as the featured movie, and the game will be "Do the Dew," a ring toss to win two-liter bottles of Mountain Dew...
'Discover Clay County' (09/17/08)
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with The Brazil Times to produce a comprehensive county guide called "Discover Clay County." It will contain information about the county government, schools, churches, demographics, local business and more...
County athletes contributing to college programs (09/17/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor There was plenty of reasons for Marian College football fans to cheer on Saturday as the Knights won its second consecutive game for the first time in program history last weekend. Marian knocked off its first ranked opponent as well, scoring a 28-21 road victory over McKendree to improve to 2-1 on the season...
Three lopsided losses Ohio State's legacy (09/17/08)
By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer The guy in charge of Ohio State's program recognizes the nation is looking down on his squad because of the way it has played in recent marquee games. The Buckeyes were beaten by Florida 41-14 and by LSU 38-24 in the last two Bowl Championship Series title games. Last Saturday night, the fifth-ranked Buckeyes played at No. 1 Southern California and were steamrolled 35-3...
Indiana State point guard Marshall declared ineligible (09/17/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- Point guard Harry Marshall has been ruled academically ineligible to play basketball for Indiana State during the fall semester.
Notre Dame's Anello out-Rudying Rudy (09/17/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Mike Anello doesn't feel like the "cult hero" Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis says he is. "It's a normal life for me," he said. That's if normal is living your dream by playing football for Notre Dame, going from unknown walk-on to key special teams contributor in one year. ...
14-year-olds have banner season (09/17/08)
The Clay Youth League 14-year-old All-Star team capped a banner season with an 11-3 record. The squad, composed of T.J. Decker, Kole Smith, Tyler Wilson, Zach Hull, Jordan Girton, Cole Watts, Bryant Pestoff, Coleman Craig, Ben Denker, Travis Hakman, Bricen White and Stephen Watts, won District 6 this year after knocking off Valle Field, 7-0, in the title bout...
Yankees' empire crumbles in 2008 (09/17/08)
By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees' season has gone so badly, the wife of team president Randy Levine taped bubble wrap around the TV remotes to keep the furniture from getting damaged. Hard to believe, given its $200 million payroll, but baseball's most glamorous team will be missing the playoffs after a run of 13 consecutive postseason appearances. That's just one shy of the record set by the Atlanta Braves from 1991-2005...
Brazil Buzz (09/17/08)
Last week' s rain showers refreshed the lawn and gave a booster shot to the remaining garden plants. A growth spurt is apparent. Guess what I'll be doing this week? I discovered some extra baggage in the evergreens. Paul found the worms responsible and armed with a powerful and fully loaded magic squirt gun; he took aim! My hero charged the little cocoon dwellers at their dinner tables and dropped them in their tracks...
Harmony Happenings (09/17/08)
Congratulations to Jennifer and Dave Clark on the birth of their third little girl. Shiloh (Native American name meaning gift of God) weighed in at 8 pounds, 14 ounces. Mom and baby girl are doing well. Shiloh has two big sisters, Siddalee and Saylor...