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Stories from Wednesday, October 15, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Armed robbery suspect caught (10/15/08)
Shortly after 3:30 p.m. today, Brazil City Police Chief Dave Archer told The Brazil Times the suspect from Tuesday's armed robbery at the Marathon Gas Station is in custody and being processed at the Clay County Justice Center. Although details are limited, Archer said Brazil resident Charles Henry Higginbotham, 53, was taken into custody at a Brazil residence this afternoon for his alleged involvement in the robbery...
Police search for robbery suspect (10/15/08)
The Brazil City Police Department continues its search for an armed man wanted in connection to a robbery Tuesday evening. Close to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, police were dispatched to the Marathon gas station, 370 E. National Ave., Brazil, for a robbery. Employees at the store said a man came into the store and asked for a carton of cigarettes before pulling out a semi automatic handgun while demanding money...
Council makes progress on city budget (10/15/08)
The City of Brazil is one step closer to having a budget prepared for 2009. During Tuesday's meeting, the Common Council of the City of Brazil approved the first reading of the 2009 budget. "We are trying to cut back as much as possible," Brazil Clerk-Treasurer Karen McQueen said. "We have even enacted a hiring freeze for the time being and, even if we lose an employee for any reason, we may not necessarily hire a replacement."...
Decorating the pumpkin patch (10/15/08)
Students at Forest Park Elementary took part in a pumpkin-decorating contest Wednesday afternoon. "Usually we have the pumpkins as part of our fall party," Debbie Zimmerman, Title 1 Coordinator of Forest Park Elementary told The Brazil Times. "But this year with the money from the student council, we were able to get the pumpkins early and decided to make it a separate event this time."...
Times offering text updates (10/15/08)
Got a cell phone? Want to get the latest updates from The Brazil Times via text message? Those interested may do so through a new partnership The Times has with TxtAlert. The operation will allow those who signup to receive text messages of the breaking news and sports, in addition to weather updates from The Times...
Area author has children's book published (10/15/08)
"I always wanted to write," Laura Keithley, a Greencastle resident, told The Brazil Times. "I just never thought that someone would want to publish my stuff." The mother of four and the grandmother of seven never thought a publishing company would take an interest in her stuff, but she was wrong...
Brazil Buzz (10/15/08)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the English poet, once said, "Why is it many of us persist in thinking that autumn is a sad season? Nature has merely fallen asleep, and her dreams must be beautiful, if we are to judge her countenance." Again, this seasoned senior chimes-" I am not sad --early to mid-fall is just the happy side of summer and the pleasant side of winter!"...
Fall seasons nearing an end for collegiate athletes (10/15/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor There usually aren't a whole lot of positives to be gleaned from a 49-point football loss. However, the Marian College Knights' loss to perennial NAIA power, St. Francis, did afford a chance to see some of the most extensive playing time for a couple of Northview graduates...
Notre Dame TE Yeatman suspended for season (10/15/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Notre Dame tight end Will Yeatman has been suspended from the team for the rest of the season but remains enrolled at school after being arrested on a charge of underage drinking at an off-campus party. Yeatman, 20, was informed of the suspension Tuesday by the university's Office of Residence Life, a week after his disciplinary hearing at the school, his mother, Bonnie, said Wednesday. ...
Colts lose Hart for season (10/15/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts needed help in their injury-depleted backfield. They expect three new running backs to fill the holes. With Pro Bowler Joseph Addai unlikely to play Sunday against Green Bay, and Mike Hart out for the rest of the season, the Colts added three running backs to the roster Wednesday -- one day after acquiring defensive tackle John McCargo in a trade with Buffalo...
Rays switch starters for Game 5 (10/15/08)
By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON -- The Tampa Bay Rays are giving Scott Kazmir the chance to pitch them into the World Series. The 24-year-old left-hander was moved up in the rotation so he could start in the potential AL pennant clincher against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night at Fenway Park. The move keeps Kazmir on his regular rest and bumps scheduled starter James Shields to the if-necessary Game 6 at home Saturday...
Colts' McCargo waiting for physical to begin practice (10/15/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts defensive tackle John McCargo is ready for a fresh start in Indianapolis -- as soon as he passes the team physical. The former first-round draft pick with a history of foot problems arrived in Indianapolis on Wednesday morning, one day after being traded from the Bills, but did not practice...
Catherine Jean "Cathie" Williamson (10/15/08)
Catherine Jean "Cathie" Williamson, 64, Brazil, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at her residence. She was born July 26, 1944, in Detroit, the daughter of the late Thomas C. and the late Jesse Jean (Lynch) Marsden. Over the years, she was employed at several different places in the Wabash Valley, including Columbia House...
Beulah Betty Whitesell (10/15/08)
Beulah Betty Whitesell, 87, formerly of Brazil, died at 9:35 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at The Waters, Greencastle. She was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Vigo County, the daughter of the late Fred and the late Eola (Strotman) Denham. On Oct. 10, 1945, she was married to Reed Whitesell, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Harmony Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses...
PUBLIC RECORD 10-16-08 (10/15/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Oct. 14-15. Clay Superior Court -- Civil Midland Funding, LLC Vs. Delores Strain: Civil Collections Fifth Third Bank Vs. George T. Edwards: Civil Collections Douglas L. McDonald II Vs. Tairyn McDonald: Domestic Relations...
Harmony Happenings (10/15/08)
Christian Center is planning a Halloween alternative at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute on Halloween night. Harvest Party will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Costumes (no scary ones) are encouraged for children (ages 12 and under) with a parade at 8:30 p.m. The event is free...