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Stories from Friday, October 17, 2008

One year later: Area officials recall Van Buren shooting (10/17/08)
On Oct. 18, 2007, Clay County residents understood the fear connected with school violence when shots rang out at 12:48 p.m., and several bullets struck Van Buren Elementary. "I really can't remember what my first thoughts where," VBE Principal Gail Williams recently told The Brazil Times. "I know I was shocked at seeing the shattered glass, but then I guess training does kick in and you realize what you need to do."...
Schroeder speaks about incident (10/17/08)
Clay Community School Corporation Superintendent Dan Schroeder wants parents to know the corporation is taking every means necessary to keep students safe. "There are some anniversaries you like to remember and some you don't," Schroeder recently told The Brazil Times about the shooting incident at Van Buren Elementary. "(Oct. 18, 2007) is an uneasy one to remember for a lot of people."...
No decision made on Lovett bond reduction (10/17/08)
Although a tentative trial date and final oral arguments were presented in John Lovett's evidentiary/bond hearing Friday, a decision whether he will be allowed to get out of jail on bond will not be announced until sometime Tuesday. Lovett, 37, Brazil, is currently incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center after a Grand Jury in March handed down two formal allegations of murder for his alleged involvement in the 20-year-old murders of Tonya Pickett and her stepfather Rick Mustard in their home on Nov. ...
Brazil man arrested on charges of sexual deviate conduct (10/17/08)
Foundation set for 'Harvest Hoedown' (10/17/08)
Clay County residents had an opportunity to win free tickets for the Clay County Community Foundation Harvest Hoedown Friday at Riddell National Bank. Bank employees challenged residents to games of cornhole Friday afternoon in the bank's lobby. Residents who were victorious received $5 plus a free ticket to the Harvest Hoedown, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4-11 p.m., at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds...
Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra to perform Oct. 26 (10/17/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra will bring the sounds of "Broadway, The Great White Way," to Terre Haute, 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26. The event will take place at the Scottish Rite Hippodrome Theatre, 727 Ohio St., Terre Haute. Kathy Anderson will sing "You'll Never Walk Alone," from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel."...
Lieber State Recreation Area sets Halloween activities (10/17/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Fall and Halloween festivities will be offered at Lieber State Recreation Area, Oct. 24-26, as the Lieber staff and Friends of Cagles Mill Lake present Gobble-uns Weekend. On Friday, Oct. 24, fall-color boat rides will be offered at 4 and 5 p.m. Cost is $1 per person. The limited seating will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Those interested should meet at the boat docks...
United Way schedules free children's concert (10/17/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- In conjunction with the United Way of the Wabash Valley, Greg and Steve will conduct a children's concert at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium, 301 S. 25th St., Terre Haute. The event, "Shake, Rattle and Rock," is targeted for children and their parents...
Better Business Bureau looking out for public (10/17/08)
When people fall for scams, Linda Carmody, president/CEO of the Central Indiana Better Business Bureau, Inc., takes it personal. She is concerned, and frankly, gets angry when Hoosiers get taken in by a variety of identity theft, bogus sweepstakes deals or other product scams that are currently being practiced by unscrupulous crooks...
BREAKING NEWS: Lovett bond decision delayed again (10/17/08)
The man accused of murdering Tonya Pickett and her stepfather Rick Mustard in their home on Nov. 20, 1988, appeared before Clay Circuit Court today to find out he will not know if he can be let out on bond until Tuesday. Judge Joseph Trout heard final oral arguments from the defense and prosecuting attorneys in the evidentiary portion of the bond reduction hearing for Brazil resident John Lovett, 37...
Honor Rolls (10/17/08)
Staunton Elementary First Grade All A's Sydney Brock, Briowna Carbo, Mady Christy, Alex Crabb, Gracelyn Froderman, Madison Harris, Morghan Miller, Taylor Mullenix, Cheyenne Olsen, Kaitlyn Partin, Aaron Rogers, Mackenzie Stanley, Makayla Traver, Makenzie Barger, Isabella Horrall, Luke Wilson...
CHURCH NEWS (10/17/08)
Harmony United Methodist Church Continuing our "The Gospel according to James (Taylor)" theme, this Sunday's message, "Fire and Rain" centers on prayer. James, the brother of Jesus, writes in his letter about the need of prayer in good times and bad and about the power of prayer of the faithful. He reminds us of the privilege and obligation of the faith community to pray for one another and to seek out those who have wandered away...
Knights win round one against sectional foe (10/17/08)
Staff Report PLAINFIELD -- Northview won its 25th match of the season on Thursday evening, scoring a 25-20, 25-21, 25-27, 25-21 victory against first round sectional foe, Plainfield on the road. "We played with a lot of effort," said coach Scott McDonald. "We played without Alyssa Clarke, who was injured in practice and her status is unknown right now."...
Knights rally with 26 unanswered points in blowout win (10/17/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor There couldn't have been any more of a difference between the first and second half of play for the Northview Knights on Friday night. After celebrating Senior Night, Northview came out flat and the Brown County Eagles were ready to play while taking a 14-6 lead at halftime...
Big second half leads Knights past Brown County (10/17/08)
Northview trailed by a touchdown at halftime, but scored 36 unanswered points for a 42-14 win over Brown County in the regular season finale.
Hoosiers, Illini hoping for win in border rivalry (10/17/08)
By DAVID MERCER Associated Press Writer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A week after they were stunned in a home upset by Minnesota, Illinois will look to breathe a little life into their suddenly disappointing season when 2-4 Indiana comes to town on Saturday. And, hey, why not? Iowa did it last week with a 45-9 thumping at Indiana that turned the Hawkeyes, now 4-3, into a winning team. But Illinois coach Ron Zook is cautioning his players to avoid overconfidence...
Wildcats look to regroup after first loss (10/17/08)
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP)-- The Northwestern Wildcats will look to regroup Saturday against scuffling Purdue, after losing its first game of the season because of turnovers and poor special teams play. Since Northwestern (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) lost last Saturday to Michigan State, head coach Pat Fitzgerald has emphasized the importance of putting the loss behind the Wildcats and responding against the Boilermakers...
Indiana opens practice with plenty of questions (10/17/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Tom Crean gave fans an inside glimpse into Indiana basketball Friday night. There was the practice in front of about 8,000 fans and a lengthy video that revved up the crowd with some unusual antics -- flipping tires over and over on a football field, running while tied together on a rope, throwing heavy balls and performing karate moves...
Packers depleted defense faces resurgent Manning (10/17/08)
By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Stopping a third-string quarterback is one thing. Now the Green Bay Packers' depleted defense must face Peyton Manning. The Packers (3-3) came into the season hoping that a strong defense would lead them into the post-Brett Favre era. Instead, they've struggled through a string of injuries, finally snapping a three-game losing streak at Seattle last Sunday...
Rookies lead Pacers by Grizzlies (10/17/08)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Rookies Brandon Rush and Roy Hibbert continue to put up big numbers for the Indiana Pacers. Rush had 17 points and five rebounds, and Hibbert added 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, leading the Pacers to a 112-86 preseason victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night...
Staunton Scene (10/17/08)
STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30 a.m. Doug Parkey is the minister and Nic Elliott is the youth leader. If you need transportation to morning worship service, please phone the church office at 446-3211; the bus is wheel-chair equipped. ...