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Stories from Sunday, October 5, 2008

Clay City, Northview earn gold ratings (10/05/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Both the Northview Marching Knights and Clay City Imperial Regiment received gold ratings Saturday in Indiana State School Marching Association competition. Both bands will now move on to regional competition in two weeks. Competing in Class D, Clay City tied for Best General Effect with Eastern (Pekin) in Saturday's competition...
Organizers declare 2008 Popcorn Festival 'best ever' (10/05/08)
Like popping kernels in a hot stove, the 2008 Popcorn Festival exploded with excitement. "This has been the best year ever," Popcorn Festival Board President Evelyn Brown said about the sixth year of the festival. "We couldn't have asked for anything more out of it."...
Winner! (10/05/08)
Brenda Rogers shows off the trophy she won as the Grand Champion of the Popcorn Recipe Contest at the 2008 Popcorn Festival Saturday afternoon. Rogers' Popcorn Salad also won the adult division of the contest.
Winners! (10/05/08)
Elliot Stallcop (right) won the 12-and-under division of the Popcorn Recipe Contest Saturday at the 2008 Popcorn Festival with his Peanut Butter Popcorn while Dayton Price finished second in the same division with her Popcorn Candy Clusters.
Look-alikes! (10/05/08)
Brazil resident Richard Alumbaugh (right) was named winner of the Orville Redenbacher look-alike contest Saturday in the adult division, winning the $500 grand prize. Joey Dierdorf won the 9-12-year-old division, taking home the $50 prize. Dierdorf is the son of Joe and Diane Dierdorf, Brazil...
Several take part in popcorn eating contest (10/05/08)
Corynne Moody had never eaten that much popcorn. But she had a good time. Moody, 8, daughter of Lydia and David Moody, Fishers, Ind., won the 5-8-year-old division of the Clay County Popcorn Festival Popcorn Eating Contest Saturday. "I had fun," Corynne said following her victory, "but I have never ate that much popcorn."...
Celebrity in town! (10/05/08)
Food Network's Sunny Anderson talks with patrons of the 2008 Popcorn Festival Saturday between recording shots for "Festivals, Boardwalks and Fairs," which should air sometime in the summer of 2009.
NHS choir set for fall concert (10/05/08)
The Northview Knight Singers and the Symphonic Choir will be showcasing their fall concert at Northview High School in the Auditorium. Under the direction of Kristina Waugh, the theme of the concert is "Come to the Water." "We want to invite the community to join us," Waugh said. "It will be an evening with beautiful music and it shows how hard the students have been working."...
Counseling sessions for Medicare options slated (10/05/08)
The Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled is offering counseling sessions for 2008 options for Medicare Part 5. From Nov. 15-Dec. 31, open enrollment will take place for Medicare Part D, which is the prescription portion of insurance coverage. Those interested must choose and enroll in a prescription plan. Medicare will not enroll people...
North Clay volleyball wins WIC Championships (10/05/08)
Staff Report SULLIVAN -- North Clay's seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball teams claimed the Western Indiana Conference championship on Saturday by winning three games at Sullivan. The eighth-grade Knights opened the tournament with a 25-3, 23-15 victory over Carlisle as Chandler Pell had 15 points, four aces and an assist and Kasey Merten added six points...
Knights win third consecutive tennis sectional (10/05/08)
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM Staff Reporter An inspired Northview tennis team claimed its third consecutive sectional title Saturday with a dominant 5-0 win over Linton. The Knights took less than one hour to claim the sectional title with all singles and doubles participants earning straight set victories. Assistant coach Shawn Hughes said he was happy to see his players bring such a competitive streak to the post season...
Knights advance to Boonville title game (10/05/08)
Times Staff Report BOONVILLE -- The Northview Knights traveled a long way south to get some tourney experience on Saturday. Playing four matches in one day, the Knights took three-of-four at the Boonville Invitational. "Overall we played pretty well," said coach Scott McDonald. "To win three of four games against teams of that caliber was pretty good. We're starting to get that momentum for the sectional tourney."...
Notre Dame unranked at 4-1 for first time ever (10/05/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Notre Dame's 4-1 start doesn't measure up to the 27 other seasons in which the Irish had one loss in the first five games. The difference: This time they're unranked. Every other season in which the Fighting Irish were either 4-1 or 3-1-1, they were ranked. The Irish were rated as high as No. 4 in 1942 and 1965, as low as No. 18 in 1998, and had an average ranking of No. 10 during those seasons...
Coaches prefer location over view (10/05/08)
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Hobbled by a knee injury, Notre Dame's Charlie Weis never considered coaching from the press box the way Joe Paterno has twice this season. "Not the job I do. He's (Paterno) a lot less involved with the whole operation," Weis said during his Sunday news conference. ...
Whitt claims first Hut Hundred; Barrow takes Monster Modified Classic (10/05/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor TERRE HAUTE -- Don't tell California youngster Cole Whitt that the temperatures in Terre Haute on Saturday weren't a bit chilly. But the memories of what he accomplished at the Terre Haute Action Track in the 57th running of the Hut Hundred on Saturday will keep him warm for years to come...
Cardinals send Bills to first loss emphatically (10/05/08)
By The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Bills lost their quarterback and, emphatically, their first game of the season. Second-year quarterback Trent Edwards, a major reason Buffalo was one of three unbeaten teams entering the day, went down with a concussion on a fierce hit from safety Adrian Wilson on the third play of the game. It was the Bills' defense that collapsed after that...
White Sox close playoff deficit with home win (10/05/08)
By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer CHICAGO -- Thanks to John Danks and the White Sox, Chicago still has one team standing. Danks pitched another big game to save the season and well-traveled DeWayne Wise delivered a two-run double as the White Sox beat Tampa Bay 5-3 Sunday, trimming the Rays' lead in their AL playoff series to 2-1...
Stewart wins at Talladega (10/05/08)
By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Tony Stewart was the first driver convicted of dipping below NASCAR's out-of-bounds line, learning a valuable lesson in 2001 at Daytona that he's carried with him the last seven years. So when Regan Smith slid under the line Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to finish first, Stewart was certain he'd be awarded his first victory of the season...
Rod A. Handy (10/05/08)
Rod A. Handy, 59, Brazil, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Terre Haute, Jan. 10, 1949, to Jack and Willa (Johnson) Handy. He graduated from Wiley High School in 1967. Following high school, he served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, on the USS Albany from 1967-71...
Patty G. Stearley (10/05/08)
Patty G. Stearley, 72, Brazil, died Oct. 3, 2008, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Patty was born Sept. 27, 1936, in Clay County, one of the three daughter of Frank Bedwell Jr. and Esther Price Bedwell. She graduated from Brazil High School and married her sweetheart, James F. Stearley, on Feb. 12, 1954...
Writer of letters misunderstands intention (10/05/08)
I am writing in response to "You have got to be kidding, right?" First, the flag, which (the writer) spoke of was in existence before the Civil War. Its true name is the Bars and Stars, like our Red, White and Blue. I am from the South, raised and reared in Florida by a fine Kentucky father, my mother from Illinois...
If it's war you want, you got it (10/05/08)
So, you want war? You got it. Sort of. Recently, it may seem that I've been whining about the new puppy in the life of my fiancé and I. Not so. It's full-on war now. That's right little one. Oh sure, you've been winning the battles, there's no doubt about that...
Whatever happened to scruples? (10/05/08)
"There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever …" Alfred Hitchcock Imagine if you will, seeing a couple of young kids standing in back at a local convenience store near the beverage fountains that ooze those slushy drinks...
City should do better job with restaurant inspections (10/05/08)
To the Editor: Have you ever wondered why The Brazil Times does not post the results of the restaurant inspections by the health department? I did. So I called Bill Hale. He is listed on the county's website as a "registered environmental health specialist."...
Reader takes issue with response to letter (10/05/08)
To the Editor: Response to "Reader responds to letter" (which appeared in Sept. 29, 2008 issue of The Brazil Times): Though you are correct that one should not judge others for their beliefs, I feel that you are incorrect in your assessment with respect to one's freedoms when acted upon and they interfere with the rights of another's, especially when their "free speech" is derogatory to another citizen of the U.S., or for that fact, the world...
New ideas may never work for city (10/05/08)
To the Editor: I recently read an article in The Times about the city hiring a new planning administrator. This new administrator says she would like to see new businesses come to this town. How does she propose to do this? Doesn't she watch TV, listen to radio, read the newspapers?...
Reader responds to flag issue (10/05/08)
To the Editor: This is a response to the response to my letter ("You have got to be kidding, right?" which appeared in the Sept. 22 edition of The Brazil Times). Your reasoning is, in my opinion, why other countries hate us as Americans. We say or do something without a logical reason and when confronted on the issue, people hide behind the constitution...
Family thanks all for support (10/05/08)
To the Editor: The Jenkins' family would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to those who helped us out after our house fire. We would like to thank the following: Brazil Fire Department for acting so quickly to put the fire out, The Brazil Times for running our story, our church, Trinity Baptist, our schools, North Clay student council, Van Buren PTO, and Mrs. Bailey's third-grade class at Van Buren, family and friends and we would also like to thank the anonymous donors too...
Be careful what you wish for (10/05/08)
To the Editor: I have met several people whose one issue in this upcoming Presidential election is abortion. I am pro-choice. However, I realize that this must be a terrible choice to make and I certainly understand people who would disagree with my view...