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Stories from Sunday, October 19, 2008

Marching Knights, Imperial Regiment moving forward (10/19/08)
JEFFERSONVILLE -- Both the Northview Marching Knights and Clay City Imperial Regiment advanced to Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) semistate action after receiving gold ratings at the Jeffersonville Regional. The Knights, competing in Class B, were one of 12 bands to earn gold status. Of those 12, 10 will head to the Class B Semistate, which will take place at Warren Central High School...
Getting direction (10/19/08)
Brazil City Police Department Reserve Steve Lamb directs traffic at the intersection of State Road 59 and Hendrix Street Saturday as patrons headed through Clay County to the Covered Bridge Festival. To purchase this photograph, log on to www.thebraziltimes.com...
Early voting numbers on the rise (10/19/08)
The number of registered voters in Clay County is slowly increasing, but they are rushing to cast their ballots early. "There are still about 250 registrations still pending, but as of right now, there are 19,627 voters registered for the General Election," Deputy Clerk Beth Mallinak said...
Now more than ever, Hoosiers quitting smoking (10/19/08)
Now, more than ever, Hoosiers are trying to quit smoking. More than 7,000 people across the state participated in the second year of the Quit 2 Win contest, which ended Wednesday. "It is difficult to track the total outreach for Clay County, or any county, due to the various outreach opportunities like phone calls, faxes, online registration and mail-in cards," Clay County Tobacco Coalition Director Kandace Brown said. ...
Out-of-state man arrested for theft (10/19/08)
A Wichita, Kan., man arrested for theft Saturday morning by members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department is also wanted for aggravated robbery charges in Ohio. According to a press release by the CCSD, Dep. Josh Krause was responding to a vehicle accident report around 8:17 a.m., Saturday, when he observed a black male and a white female removing items from a 2005 Mercedes Benz and putting them into another vehicle on State Road 59 in an area under an Interstate-70 overpass...
WCISBDC sets up local office (10/19/08)
The West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (WC-ISBDC) Satellite office in Brazil is up and running. The office was created as a means of more direct outreach and service effort for area residents. During prearranged dates and times, an ISBDC counselor will be available at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, 535 E. National Ave., Brazil...
Upcoming events, announcements 10-20 (10/19/08)
Times Staff Report The following is a list of upcoming events and announcements provided to The Brazil Times: Game Night The Clay County Retired Teacher's Association (CCRTA) and fellow associates have set up a meeting for 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Kennedy's Crossing Center...
Northview girls' team, Strain advance to cross country semistate (10/19/08)
By Steve Fields For the Brazil Times Nashville -- Cross country may be an individual sport, but the Northview High School girls turned the IHSAA Cross Country Regional at Brown County on Saturday into a team event, a cause and a celebration. Running again without their senior leader, Kylee Thacker, the Northview girls executed their team strategy to near perfection and earned their second straight semistate berth and a return trip to Brown County's Eagle Park with a fifth place...
Longhorns a landslide No. 1 in BCS standings (10/19/08)
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer NEW YORK -- It's the Longhorns in a landslide. Texas, coming off a runaway victory against Missouri, was a unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 released Sunday. The Longhorns received all 65 first-place votes from the media panel, the first team to do that in the regular season since Ohio State during the last four weeks of the 2006 season...
Johnson dominates at Martinsville (10/19/08)
By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Jimmie Johnson is on a roll again, and whether he's willing to admit it or not, while everyone else in NASCAR is chasing him, he's chasing history. Johnson led 339 laps Sunday as he and his Hendrick Motorsports teammates again dominated at Martinsville Speedway, and the two-time defending Sprint Cup champion padded his lead in his bid for a record-tying third championship in a row with four races remaining...
St. Louis Rams handle Romo-less Cowboys (10/19/08)
By The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Even on the road, the chorus of "Romo!, Romo!" from Dallas Cowboys' fans was easily audible at the start of the second half. But they were stuck with Brad Johnson, who couldn't keep up with a suddenly potent, opportunistic St. ...
Undermanned Packers' defense shuts down Colts (10/19/08)
By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. -- An undermanned defense returned two Peyton Manning passes for touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers rediscovered their swagger in a 34-14 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers gutted out his third straight game with a sprained right shoulder, going 21-for-28 for 186 yards and a touchdown despite 30-mph wind gusts at Lambeau Field...
Frank Samuel Wright Jr. (10/19/08)
Frank Samuel Wright Jr., 57, Staunton, passed away at Clay County Health Center Oct. 18, 2008, at 8:32 a.m., following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 14, 1951, in Jeffersonville, to Margaret and Frank Wright. Frank kept busy working for family and friends landscaping and doing odd jobs. ...
Tina Hillman VanDeVanter Wilson (10/19/08)
Tina Hillman VanDeVanter Wilson, 43, Stilesville, died Oct. 18, 2008. She was born Nov. 6, 1964, in Beech Grove, the daughter of Kenneth Acton and Merline Parks. She graduated from Monrovia High School in 1983. She had recently earned her certification to be a veterinarian technician and was employed at St. Francis Animal Hospital, Camby...
Public Record 10-20-08 (10/19/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Oct. 17. Clay Superior Court -- Civil Melodie D. McCullough Vs. Brian McCullough: Miscellaneous Civil Clay Circuit Court -- Civil Sandra Jensen Vs. Matthew A. Brush: Domestic Relations...
Please keep giving up those pop tabs (10/19/08)
Reader questions inspections (10/19/08)
To The Editor: In regard to Dr. Farid's reply to Mr. Watson's letter concerning restaurant inspections, I submit the following comments: 1. Why did the Attorney General's office contact Dr. Farid? 2. Is Dr. Farid telling us how Clay County has no food ordinances because there has been no funding...
Readers disagree over hot topic (10/19/08)
To the Editor: This is a response to ("Be careful what you wish for," which appeared in the Oct. 6 issue of The Brazil Times). If our culture cannot learn to respect the life of a human being in the safest place in the world, the mother's womb, then how do we expect that the life of the elderly, handicapped, people that look different, or perhaps even people that think differently will be respected?...
Reader praises Popcorn Festival entertainment (10/19/08)
To the Editor: Another letter to praise the popcorn festival. I have been to many good concerts in my life, but the two I saw at the Popcorn Festival were excellent. The Terry Lee and the Rock-A-Boogie Band took us back to the days of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and my favorite, Marty Robbins...
Reader urges all to visit website for cats (10/19/08)
To the Editor: What are feral cats? Who are these cats and how did they get here? Feral cats exist in every community and they usually live in family groups called colonies. Feral cats are not socialized to humans and are therefore unadoptable. Thousands are routinely killed in animal pounds and shelters each year. ...
Reader questions possible rate increase (10/19/08)
To the Editor: My letter is just to ask if all the options have been investigated concerning our water supply problems. I have no knowledge of water systems, but am an advocate for looking at all the possibilities with an open mind. My understanding is from hearsay and info I have read in the paper. Having no first-hand knowledge, all I can do is ask questions and hope more folks get concerned over this problem...
Benefit organizers offer thanks for support (10/19/08)
To the Editor: We wish to thank our community for supporting our first annual Kidz Klozet benefit on Aug. 29, at the Brazil Nazarene Church. We had a wonderful evening and a great crowd. Many thanks to the ladies and gentlemen of the church for the delicious desserts you donated and for serving in the kitchen and the nursery during our event...
The debate will move on and on (10/19/08)
To the Editor: It is sad to say, when I first read this letter ("Be careful what you wish for," printed Oct. 6, 2008), I responded with flat out laughter. Not at the subject of abortion, for it is no laughing matter, but at the ignorance of the people of this country that they think that prohibiting abortion would lead to government mandating abortion...
No one is fixing current crisis (10/19/08)
To the Editor: "The nation's immediate problem is that while the common man fights America's wars, the intellectual elite sets its agenda. Today, whether the West lives or dies is in the hands of its new power elite: those who set the terms of public debate, who manipulate the symbols, who decide whether nations or leaders will be depicted on 100 million television sets as 'good' or 'bad.' This power elite sets the limits of the possible for Presidents and Congress. ...
No contract, no signature, no service? (10/19/08)
To the Editor: My mother, Brenda Gaskill, has had Internet service for many years with Joink. After closing her office, she had the service moved across the street to her home. She signed no contract. They don't have her signature. Immediately after transferring, she was unable to access Internet nor send/receive e-mails. ...