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Stories from Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Condemned houses not torn down in a day (09/24/08)
When residents see a house falling apart, they want it taken down immediately, but it is not that easy. "There is a lot that goes into not only condemning a home, but to tear it down as well," Brazil City Interim Planning Administrator Eric Vanatti said. "On the very short end, the entire process takes three or four months."...
Corporation officials discuss class sizes, curriculum (09/24/08)
Clay Community Schools is working hard to help students develop the skills they will need to further their education. "Students in the Clay Community School Corporation are receiving an education that is current with the Indiana Department of Education course descriptions and state adoptions," Director of Curriculum and Grants Kathy Knust told The Brazil Times...
Accident details released (09/24/08)
Officials released more details about a fatal two-vehicle accident in an area near State Road 59 South and County Road 700 East in Parke County Sunday afternoon. Although the accident is still under investigation by the Parke County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police Trooper and Accident Reconstructionist Chris Carter provided The Brazil Times with more information...
New children's serial story coming Friday (09/24/08)
Attention youngsters: The Brazil Times, in conjunction with the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation and the Indiana State Reading Association, will be offering "48 Hours," a 10-chapter serial story which will run during the school year. Each chapter of the story includes art and learning activities. The story was written by Marie Mitchell and Mason Smith with illustrations provided by Ryan Lanigan...
Presentation at local church on mission trip to Nicaragua (09/24/08)
Brazil First Church of the Nazarene will be presenting the annual Faith Promise Sunday in the morning worship service on Sept. 28. Faith Promise is a systematic plan for giving to Nazarene Missions International which depends on the World Evangelism Fund to sustain several hundred missionaries worldwide...
Clay County athletes enjoying collegiate team's successes (09/24/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Last season was a breakout year for IUPUI junior Julia Whitted, a former Northview basketball standout. Whitted helped lead the Jaguars to the Summit League Championship game and one win away from the NCAA Tourney. Determined to make that next step, Whitted and teammate Jernisha Cann, spent the summer in Indianapolis to work out with incoming freshmen. ...
Surprise! Big Ten big on running, defense (09/24/08)
By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer With the 113th Big Ten season getting under way on Saturday, it's a good time to gauge the trends that are affecting the conference. League teams are 31-8 in non-conference games. There have been some high points in the young season (Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State and Wisconsin are unbeaten) and some low ones (Michigan's 1-2 start under Rich Rodriguez, Ohio State's embarrassing 35-3 loss at top-ranked Southern California)...
Notre Dame's Haywood becoming more media friendly (09/24/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Haywood is letting his shield down. In his first three years as the Fighting Irish offensive coordinator, Haywood was guarded in his answers to the media. If he was asked about a specific player, he frequently would talk about players at that position as a whole and appeared intent on giving as little information as possible...
RCA Dome deflated to prepare for demolition (09/24/08)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The RCA Dome is now a bowl. Sixteen large fans that kept the dome's fabric roof aloft were shut down Wednesday morning, allowing the roof to deflate and fall within about 50 feet of the stadium floor. The dome had been one of the most famous parts of the city's skyline since it became the Indianapolis Colts' new home in 1984, and some current players and coaches were saddened by the start of the city's demolition project...
October omens ahead on baseball front (09/24/08)
By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer A black cat walking across the field. A surprise note from a former star. An innocent ground ball that takes an incredible hop. Sure, a big bop from Manny Ramirez, Ryan Howard or Evan Longoria can help a team make the playoffs. But oh, those little omens can really push a team toward October...
Bobcats extend offer to Rockets' Landry (09/24/08)
By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats moved to bolster their thin frontcourt Wednesday, signing Houston Rockets restricted free-agent forward Carl Landry to a three-year, $9 million offer sheet. The Rockets have a week to decide whether to match the offer or lose Landry to Charlotte...
Robert L. McLin (09/24/08)
Robert L. McLin, 69, Staunton, went to be with the Lord Sept. 23, 2008, at Union Hospital. Born in Clay County July 2, 1939, he was the son of George D. and Montana A. Smith McLin. He attended Staunton High School. He also served his country in the U.S. ...
Jane Ann O'Day (09/24/08)
Jane Ann O'Day, 56, Carbon, formerly of Richmond, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, near Carbon. She was born in Richmond July 10, 1952, to Henry and Charlotte Snodgrass Parker and had lived in the Terre Haute area since 1993 moving to Carbon four years ago...
PUBLIC RECORD 09-25-08 (09/24/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Sept. 20-24. Awaiting Arraignment Fry, Herbert, 41 Awaiting Warrant Arraignment Ziemendorf, Jeremy Andrew, 21 Purtell, Nicholas W., 25 Weishaupt, Harry F., 20...
Harmony Happenings (09/24/08)
I heard some folks saying that this was the best Van Buren Township Fire Department Fish Fry. They really liked the baked beans. Bush Beans and his dog will have to move over because the cookers at Carbon have them beat. Harmony United Methodist Women met in Fellowship Hall at the church on Monday night. Vice President Rose Marie Pell took over for President Kenda Dierdorf who was absent. Carole Mathis fixed a lovely supper...
Brazil Buzz (09/24/08)
The new kittens came out of hiding today to bask in the warm sunshine. Gray the "woods" cat has decided that a paternity test won't be necessary. It's clear to me that Taffy's offspring have found a friend, a far from sad wannabe dad! I agree with Gray and say, " the kids can stay, let the chips fall where they may, as long as the litter box doesn't start talking. We won't tell the fat cats up the street that Gray is assuming responsibility for their actions, wholeheartedly!"...