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Stories from Sunday, September 21, 2008

Audiences still filling the seats (09/21/08)
It might not be Broadway, but members of the Community Theatre of Clay County have been bringing wholesome, entertaining theater productions to the area for 25 years. "The audience has been there all along. It crosses all demographics and we've had people come from all around the state come to our shows," CTCC President Lee Reberger told The Brazil Times recently. ...
Memories of shows gone by (09/21/08)
Whether a script calls for a Roman soldier or a person from the future, the Community Theatre of Clay County has it covered. "After 25 years, we have thousands upon thousands of props and costumes in storage," Carol McConnell told The Brazil Times. "That makes for a lot of boxes to go through when you're searching for costumes."...
Scam artists sending fake checks through the mail (09/21/08)
The Clay County Sheriff's Department wants local residents to beware of scam artists using a real company to steal money. Chief Deputy Rob Gambill contacted The Brazil Times with information about the scam after a local resident didn't fall for the "too good to be true opportunity" in their mail and reported the scam to authorities...
Accidents keep emergency responders busy (09/21/08)
Area emergency response personnel were busy during the weekend. Members of the Clay County Sheriff's, Brazil City Police and Brazil City Fire departments, Clay County Search and Rescue, Dick Johnson, Posey, Van Buren and Jackson township volunteer fire departments and members of TransCare Ambulance were run ragged assisting with what 911 dispatchers said felt like "non-stop" medical runs, vehicle accidents and non-emergency calls for assistance...
Northview, Clay City bands place second at Plainfield (09/21/08)
PLAINFIELD -- Inclement weather did not put a damper on the performances of the Northview Marching Knights and Clay City Imperial Regiment Saturday. Both the Marching Knights and Imperial Regiment placed second in their respective classes at the Plainfield Marching Invitational...
North Clay football teams split with Brown County (09/21/08)
BY CLAY CUNNINGAM Staff Reporter The North Clay Knights middle school football squad took to action Saturday for a pair of games against the Golden Eagles of Brown County. It was a triumphant effort for the unbeaten seventh-grade squad, as they earned a crushing 50-6 victory. ...
Knights finish third in sectional to qualify for regional (09/21/08)
By JARED JERNAGAN For the Brazil Times With a veteran squad returning from last year's regional-qualifying team, it might come as no surprise that the Northview girls' golf team is once again bound for the Martinsville Regional. The Lady Knights fired a 373 Saturday at Forest Park to finish third in sectional...
Yeatman, Golic arrested at Notre Dame party (09/21/08)
By TOM COYNE SOUTH BEND -- Notre Dame tight end Will Yeatman and center Mike Golic Jr., son of an ESPN television host, were among 41 people arrested on misdemeanor alcohol charges early Sunday at a South Bend home, police said. Yeatman, 20, and Golic, 18, were charged with being minors consuming alcohol, said Sgt. Al Taylor of the Indiana State Excise Police. Others arrested included members of the Notre Dame lacrosse and soccer teams, he said...
Phillies increase lead in NL East (09/21/08)
By The Associated Press MIAMI -- Jamie Moyer pitched six sharp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies increased their lead in the NL East, beating the Florida Marlins 5-2 Sunday and taking 1 1/2-game edge over the New York Mets. At 45, Moyer (15-7) is the oldest player in the majors. Five relievers finished, with Brad Lidge closing for his 40th save in 40 chances...
Scobee saves game for Jaguars (09/21/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Josh Scobee savored every part of Sunday's victory celebration. Even the wrestling match with the ball boy. Scobee, who produced Jacksonville's only other win in Indianapolis with a 53-yard field goal in 2004, did it again Sunday by making a 51-yarder with 4 seconds left to beat the dreaded Colts 23-21. And this time, he took the ball...
Dolphins end Patriots' win streak on weekend of upsets (09/21/08)
By The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ronnie Brown and the lowly Miami Dolphins ended the Patriots' record winning streak at 21 and made New England's defense look as shaky as its Tom Brady-less offense Sunday. Brown scored a team record four touchdowns rushing and threw for another -- with four of the scores coming on direct snaps to the running back -- as Miami stunned New England 38-13...
Biffle wins second straight Chase race (09/21/08)
By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer DOVER, Del. -- Greg Biffle finished a middling regular season as a driver who just couldn't win. Now, he's the one who simply can't lose. Biffle traded a lengthy winless streak for a winning one when it mattered most. He made it a sparkling 2-for-2 in the Chase for the championship Sunday, using another late pass -- this time with nine laps to go -- to hold off Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards and bolster his bid for the Sprint Cup title...
Americans win Ryder Cup to end Europe's streak (09/21/08)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Boo Weekley traded his beloved beer for champagne, filling flutes for fans who turned the familiar European chant "Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole" into "No way, no way." Phil Mickelson draped an American flag over his shoulders as he sauntered up the 18th fairway. ...
After 85 years, Yankee Stadium going, going, gone (09/21/08)
By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK -- Even Yogi Berra knew this was the end. As baseball said farewell to Yankee Stadium, one of the game's most beloved players stood beneath the stands in a full vintage uniform. Now 83, the man who coined the phrase "it ain't over till it's over" put his own stamp on the day...
Champions crowned at Lincoln Park (09/21/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Saturday evening presented the last chance for drivers to earn points to solidify their final position in the season-long points battle. Brownsburg's Billy Puterbaugh had all but wrapped up the sprint car championship for a second consecutive year at Lincoln Park Speedway. So what better way to put the finishing touches on the championship than with another victory?...
Linda "Penny" Vaughn Hoskins (09/21/08)
Linda "Penny" Vaughn Hoskins, 54, Brazil, formerly of New Orleans, died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at her residence. She was born Nov. 11, 1953, in New Orleans, the daughter of Lester and Priscilla Vaughn. Penny earned her Associate's Degree in Nursing at LSU and then later earned her BSN at Northwestern State University. She was proud to have served in the Louisiana Army National Guard for 8 years, leaving only for medical reasons...
Dorothy I. Reffett (09/21/08)
Dorothy I. Reffett, 88, Brazil, passed away at 12:45 p.m., Sept. 20, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 15, 1919, in Brazil, to George and Jessie (Ray) Ruddell. She attended Staunton High School and was a former resident of Meridian Towers and had been a resident at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility since 2004...
James M. Mager (09/21/08)
James M. Mager, 63 Carbon, died unexpectedly Sept. 20, 2008, at his residence. He was born Oct. 3, 1944, in Clay County, the son of Andrew and Elsie Philabaum Mager. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1962. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967...
Jack McKain (09/21/08)
Jack McKain, 83, Brownstown, Ind., died at 7:26 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour. McKain was a World War II army veteran. He had served as a medic with the 375th Medical Corp. within the 75th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from R.E.M.C. as a line foreman after working with them for 26 years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing...
The pros and cons of ... (09/21/08)
Patience. Patience is a word I've come to know quite well in the last few weeks. My fiance and I recently purchased a new home. Honestly, the home is too large for us at the moment. But we'll grow into it with time. But we have another member of our family that is staying with us...
You have got to be kidding, right? (09/21/08)
To the Editor: As you drive through town, you see, if you are like me, a lot of things that bug you or upset you. In my case, the one thing that I see that gets under my skin isn't the roads in dire need of repair or the empty store fronts in the Forest Park Plaza...
Concerns over farm land and taxes (09/21/08)
To the Editor: Most farmers planted their crops late due to the weather and some of us had to plant three times to get a stand costing thousands of dollars. The cost of fertilizer has doubled from last year. Chemicals have tripled and seeds have went up and guess what? When we finally received our property tax bills, they had also went up in cost!...
Pull together for those in need (09/21/08)
To the Editor: The floodwaters in the surrounding counties have receded. Our bridges over Doe Creek and Cataract Lake, Jackson Township Owen County, are both open again. The crisis for many has not ended. There are individuals and families still waiting for some kind of or any assistance. Homes totally destroyed or damaged, some beyond repair...
Reader disappointed with lack of cooperation (09/21/08)
To the Editor: I am writing in regard to the blatant lack of help from the Clay County Courthouse. Since January 2008, I have filed five police reports and filed for a protective order twice. Both times, denied due to this person has no direct relationship to me...
Kudos to the hospital (09/21/08)
To the Editor: I wanted to give my two cents worth on our local hospital, St. Vincent Clay. Having lived in this county all my life, I have heard all the negative remarks. Every time I have had to bring one of my children into the ER over the last 24 years, we always were treated well and courteously. I had to bring my mother, Mary Lou Coley, into ER, on Friday, Sept. 4, 2008. I could not have ever in my whole life, asked for better care...
Going against the word? (09/21/08)
To the Editor: I watched the recent gubernatorial debate with great interest and absolute disbelief. Gov. Daniels, in his campaign promises, stated that Indiana money would stay in Indiana and he stated in the debate that the privatized jobs went to Indiana companies...