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Stories from Monday, October 13, 2008

Takin' advantage! (10/13/08)
Brazil resident Rick Dyar looks over what is left of the yard sale he conducted Monday. Dyar is one of many area residents attempting to take advantage of the extra traffic passing through the city on the way to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival...
City Council eyes ordinances (10/13/08)
The Common Council of the City of Brazil discussed a couple of ordinances which could create problems in the future during Friday's special meeting. The council repealed Paragraph (B) of Subsection 30.004 of the Brazil Code of Ordinances because it conflicted with other sections...
CCSD arrests two for theft (10/13/08)
It couldn't have worked better for Clay County Sheriff's Dept. Dep. Brad Hardey Sunday. While on call for a stolen ATV, Hardey said he received a call from dispatch regarding two stolen dirt bikes. As it turned out, the dirt bikes were at the same property...
Foster care service in need of volunteers (10/13/08)
Foster Care Select is in need of help. "We need foster parents in the area," Sharon Jackson Support Staff Coordinator told The Brazil Times. Foster Care Select is a program of the Dunn Mental Health Center, Inc., which places children with special needs...
Bands do well in weekend contests (10/13/08)
Both the Northview Marching Knights and Clay City Imperial Regiment took to the fields Saturday in contests. Northview competed Sycamore Marching Band Contest Saturday at Indiana State University, while Clay City competed at the Preview of Champions at Ben Davis High School and the Cavalcade of Champions at Center Grove High School...
Grand opening! (10/13/08)
The Clay County Republicans conducted their grand opening for the election office, located at 211 E. National Ave., Brazil. On hand for Saturday's celebration included (front, from left) Joel Reinoehl, Amos Thomas, Clay County Republican Party Chairman Sharon Koehler, Dennis Campbell, Vickie Wheeler, Angela Modesitt, Ryan Cummins, (back) Eric Wyndham, John Price, Larry Moss, Mike Heaton, Lee Reberger, Paul Sinders, Nancy Deckard and Virginia Hill...
Foundation set to host Harvest Hoedown (10/13/08)
The Clay County Community Foundation will conduct a Harvest Hoedown celebrating 10 years of service. The event will run from 4-11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. Pappy's Barbecue will provide a Texas-style Barbecue dinner, serving from 4-8 p.m...
Eighth-grade essay contest accepting entries (10/13/08)
Indiana Business and Professional Women's Foundation is sponsoring an essay contest for eighth-grade students. The topic is, "How would you improve communication if technology did not exist?" The program began Oct. 1 and ends Dec. 1. Each participant is asked to submit an original composition relating directly to the topic, in no fewer than 300 words nor more than 450...
Planetarium hosting Halloween laser show (10/13/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Allen Memorial Planetarium will conduct a Halloween laser show at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children 12-under. Tickets will be sold at the door and all proceeds from the show will support the programming at the planetarium...
Big nest! (10/13/08)
While bush hogging for a customer recently, members of Gin's Lawn Mowing service, Staunton, witnessed this hornet's nest in a field. The nest measured only 6-8 inches off the ground and was about 1-1.5 feet around.
Upcoming events (10/13/08)
The following is a list of upcoming events and announcements provided to The Brazil Times: The Clay Community School Board of Trustees tape for the Oct. 9 meeting will be aired at the following times on local cable Channel 2: Early voting is available at the Election Office, located on the second floor of the Clay County Courthouse, every Monday-Friday, through Oct. 31, from 8-11 a.m., and noon-4 p.m...
North Clay cross country finishes second at WIC meet (10/13/08)
Staff Report NASHVILLE -- The South Vermillion Wildcats claimed the Junior High Western Indiana Conference cross country meets on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats got individual wins from Emily Vitaniemi in the girls' race and Michael Mest in the boys' race to edge out North Clay in both meets...
Knights split matches at North Montgomery Invite (10/13/08)
Staff Report CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Northview's volleyball team split four matches in tourney play during the weekend. The Knights defeated Turkey Run and Cambridge City Lincoln, but lost their final two matches against the host North Montgomery squad and Fishers...
Clemson's Bowden out of a job (10/13/08)
By PETE IACOBELLI Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tommy Bowden decided he'd done all he could do for Clemson football, telling his athletic director Monday he'd step aside for the future of the program. AD Terry Don Phillips said his intent Monday morning was to have a candid, heart-to-heart with Bowden about the football team. So Phillips was surprised when Bowden offered to walk away in midseason...
Clemson's Bowden out of a job (10/13/08)
By PETE IACOBELLI Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tommy Bowden decided he'd done all he could do for Clemson football, telling his athletic director Monday he'd step aside for the future of the program. AD Terry Don Phillips said his intent Monday morning was to have a candid, heart-to-heart with Bowden about the football team. So Phillips was surprised when Bowden offered to walk away in midseason...
Ball State's Love released from hospital (10/13/08)
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Ball State receiver Dante Love has been released from an Indianapolis rehabilitation center and will continue therapy on campus for the spinal injury that ended his playing career, coach Brady Hoke said Monday. Love, who was leading the nation with 144.3 yards receiving per game at the time, was injured on a hard tackle during the Cardinals' 42-20 win at Indiana on Sept. 20. He underwent surgery the following day...
Romo out four weeks with broken finger (10/13/08)
By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas -- The already slumping Dallas Cowboys now must survive a few games without two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo, who has a broken finger on his throwing hand. There was indeed something wrong when Romo badly missed on his last two pass attempts to Terrell Owens in a 30-24 overtime loss at Arizona on Sunday, the Cowboys' second defeat in three games. Coach Wade Phillips said Monday that Romo broke his right pinkie on the first play of OT...
Rays hammer Lester and Red Sox (10/13/08)
By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON -- B.J. Upton, Evan Longoria and the rest of the Tampa Bay Rays are bashing their way through their first trip to the playoffs. Upton and Longoria homered off a suddenly shaky Jon Lester, and the power-packed Rays cleared the Green Monster four times to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 Monday for a 2-1 lead in the AL championship series...
Rex E. DuBois (10/13/08)
Rex E. DuBois, 86, Patricksburg, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at the Residence At McCormick's Creek, Spencer. He was born April 9, 1922, in Shelburn, Ind., the son of Christian Nicholas DuBois and Stella Mae (McGranahan) DuBois. He was the owner/operator of DuBois Lumber, Hardware and Sawmill, Bowling Green...
John Thompson (10/13/08)
John Thompson, 67, Belle Union, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, Ind. He was born June 12, 1941, in Plainfield, to Clifford Earl Thompson and Nora Ida (Rooker) Thompson. On Dec. 28, 1962, he married Marsha (Clearwaters) Thompson. She survives...
Lloyd Richard Shamel (10/13/08)
Lloyd Richard Shamel, 86, Brazil, formerly of Greencastle, died on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. Mr. Shamel was born Oct. 23, 1921, in Greencastle, to Edgar and Mabel Lawton Shamel. He retired from Conrail Railroad as a signalman with 42 years of service, which began with the New York Central Railroad. He was a member of Zorah Shrine Temple, Terre Haute, and the Oriental Shrine Band...
Farmers, landlords should discuss lease arrangements (10/13/08)
Farmers are still very busy in the field but it is time for both landlords and farmers to be discussing lease arrangements for the next year. This is a very sensitive topic and I personally/professionally always try to remember as an Extension Educator my job is to serve both the landlord and the tenant. ...
Fire chief reminds all of fire safety (10/13/08)
To the Editor: 
 If a fire broke out in your home, do you know how much time you would have to get out? Unfortunately, no one knows for sure. According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than one out of every four American households who made an estimate thought they would have at least six minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening...
Does the courthouse really need a gazebo? (10/13/08)
To the Editor: While a gazebo would like nice on the courthouse lawn, why should the people of Brazil fund it when we need our streets repaired badly? This is a subject that repeatedly comes up, but no one seems to be able to give us a straight answer...
Park board thanks all following event (10/13/08)
To the Editor: The Brazil City Parks and Recreation Board would like to thank the many individuals, businesses and organizations who helped with the Fourth Annual Fishing Fun Day at Craig Park on Sept. 20. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. The water was clear and full of fish. A crowd of nearly 150 enjoyed time fishing with family and friends and everyone got to relish some of Clay County's natural beauty...
No time to follow politics due to work (10/13/08)
To the Editor: The political campaigns have taken the usual approach in presenting macro economic solutions to the public. The presentations are broad and generalized. The political folks seem to think the rest of us are dumb and unable to notice the lack of true solution presentation. Not so. The middle and lower-waged people have less time for politics, due to working for a living...
Conservation club thanks all following gathering (10/13/08)
To the Editor: The Vigo County Conservation Club would like to thank all those who helped, sponsored or participated in the 13th annual Gathering of the People Powwow Sept. 26-28. On Sept. 26, we held the fourth Powwow Education Day field trip for over 400 third-grade students from Vigo, Parke and Vermillion counties. This was a wonderful cultural learning event...
Thanks for the support following accident (10/13/08)
To the Editor: On Sept. 13, 2008, my husband David (most of you know him as Little Tobe) and I were involved in a motorcycle accident in Putnam County, We were hurt, but not seriously and are continuing to recover. Rescue personnel, bystanders and police officers were all there within just minutes of our accident...
Matter has been taken care of (10/13/08)
To the Editor: Concerning ("City should do better job with restaurant inspections," which appeared in The Brazil Times, Oct. 6, 2008), I would like to submit the following. This matter was brought to my attention on Sept. 10, 2008, by the Indiana Attorney General's office...
Very grateful for the grant (10/13/08)
To the Editor: Recently, the Clay County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, awarded a grant to the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana to provide lodging and hospitality services to Clay County families who need the house so that they can be close to their children who are being hospitalized at Riley Hospital for Children in another area hospital...
Voice an opinion at that meeting (10/13/08)
To the Editor: I have a letter that was sent to the Center Point Water Works customers. Although this letter was addressed to those water customers the information in the letter is going to greatly impact the water customers in the entire area. It seems that on Sept. 10, the town of Brazil conducted a meeting...
Having the right to wave that flag (10/13/08)
To the Editor: In response to all the responses to "flag issues." In your opinions, you state that I am the cause of other countries not liking America! How could anyone sit back and say that one persons' opinion could have such an effect on a country of our size? I know that we all have our own views and thoughts on all kinds of issues, but must we continue to argue over facts?...
The street signs are confusing (10/13/08)
To the Editor: I live in Greencastle. I go to Brazil occasionally and I have noticed that a large portion of the town has intersections with no stop signs. Go down Vandalia Street from United States 40. You will notice from the first five blocks, that only one of these identical situated intersections have either a stop sign of a yield sign. ...
Agree to disagree (10/13/08)
To the Editor: In response to the letter, "You have got to be kidding, right? (which appeared in The Brazil Times Sept. 22, 2008). I have this letter and it has not set well with me. I agree that you have opinions and the right to express them. That is what this country is all about. ...
Popcorn Festival was wonderful (10/13/08)
To the Editor: I want to thank the City of Brazil and the Popcorn Festival board for a wonderful festival last weekend. This festival is a wonderful family-oriented event that is a good time for all age groups. We especially enjoyed the Eagles' Tribute Band, "Seven Bridges," that played on Sunday afternoon...