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Stories from Sunday, November 16, 2008

Drug sweep suspects still going through court (11/16/08)
The suspects arrested during the August drug sweep continue to be processed through formal court proceedings at the Clay County Courthouse. On Aug. 5, officers from the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Brazil City Police Department, Clay City Police Department, Clay Community Corrections, Clay County Probation Department were joined by officials from the Indiana State Police (Terre Haute and Bloomington posts), Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Parke County Sheriff's Department, the Department of Natural Resources, DEA and the U.S. ...
Local student heading to Japan (11/16/08)
For four years Misty Rissler has wanted to travel to Japan, and every time her mom said "no," but this year she said OK. "Every year I received a letter, and every year I asked if I could go and my mom finally said that I could," she said. A senior at Northview High School, the seventeen year-old will be going to Japan through the People to People Ambassadorial Program...
Great Dane stable (11/16/08)
The economic crisis has created a number of business casualties, yet one area company will benefit. Great Dane Trailers recently announced plans to shut down its original manufacturing facility, located in Savannah, Ga., effective Jan. 9, 2009, and will be temporarily transferring production to its two other refrigerated plants in Wayne, Neb., and Brazil...
Agency to expand meal program (11/16/08)
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled recently received a $5,000 grant from the Clay County Community Foundation to expand its home delivered meal program to parts of Clay County which are not currently being served. The agency is in the process of working out logistics of the project with current staff and may be hiring additional staff...
Online bidding underway (11/16/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- The United Way of the Wabash Valley kicked off a 10-day, live auction called "Bid United," Sunday. The Bid United Online Marketplace features merchandise and services from local businesses. Using auction-style bidding, consumers can place bids on these items, and if at the end of the auction, they are the highest bidder, they win. All transactions will be processed online using secure payment methods, or in-person at the United Way Office...
Inconsistency plagues Knights in Clabber Girl loss; Eels open with win over Eminence (11/16/08)
Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview Knights are struggling to find consistency early in the season and in the team's second game, Fountain Central took advantage to earn a win, 57-50. The Knights opened with a 12-2 early lead and held a 17-9 lead after the first quarter, but much like the opening game, foul trouble caused Northview their leading scorer, Spring Raines...
Saturday's high school basketball scores (11/16/08)
Saturday's scores By The Associated Press GIRLS' BASKETBALL Anderson Highland 66, Indpls Tech 43 Argos 68, S. Central (LaPorte) 27 Avon 50, Indpls Chatard 46 Benton Central 83, Covington 26 Blackford 41, S. Adams 29 Bremen 44, Goshen 39...
Crean era begins with win over Northwestern State (11/16/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Tom Crean wanted a fresh start Saturday night. Boy, did he get it. Although the Hoosiers lacked some of their usual finesse, they played with enough heart, passion and determination to hand Crean a memorable 83-65 victory over Northwestern State in his first game as Indiana's coach...
Masterful Manning leads Colts past Texans (11/16/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning finally found a way to get the Colts' offense in gear Sunday. He used the pass to create running lanes, mystified the Houston defense with gashing plays, wore down the Texans with a steady repertoire of no-huddle offense and got his teammates playing at full throttle...
D.J. White staying upbeat after surgery (11/16/08)
By JEFF LATZKE AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY -- D.J. White sat down in front of a group of about 200 children this week to read them a book and encourage them to read. If he couldn't make the kind of impact he'd hoped to have on the basketball court this season, he at least could contribute in another way...
Turnovers costly as Bulls beat Pacers (11/16/08)
By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose scored 23 points and the Chicago Bulls used a fourth-quarter surge Saturday night to beat the Indiana Pacers 104-91. Rose scored 12 points in the third quarter, helping the Bulls build an eight-point lead, then used his quickness to help Chicago complete the victory in the fourth...
Francis W. South (11/16/08)
Francis W. South, 90, Brazil, died at 9:35 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. Francis was born April 10, 1918, in Terre Haute, as the son of Edward and Lelah Jordan South. Following graduation from high school, he served in the 1266th Army Air Corps Base Unit during World War II...
Maryellen Britton Quilliam (11/16/08)
Maryellen Britton Quilliam, 89, Brazil, passed away at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at Holly Hills Healthcare, where she was a resident since July 2008. Born March 7, 1919, she was the daughter of David H. Britton and Estella Mae (Gibbs) Britton Maryellen graduated from Brazil High School and St. Anthony's Hospital and Nursing Care. She married William Joseph (Joe) Quilliam on April 6, 1941...
Public Record 11-17-08 (11/16/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Nov 14-16. Awaiting Arraignment Smith, Vance, 19 Neese, Terri, 28 Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Smith, Vance, 19 Neese, Terri, 28 Wasnidge, Kevin, 43...
Thanks for the coverage (11/16/08)
To the Editor: I want to commend The Brazil Times for the outstanding tribute to veterans each night culminating in the precious keepsake depicting these outstanding Americans included in Wednesday's paper. With a great deal of pride, I've certainly enjoyed reading about friends, neighbors and family members since the project began Memorial Day...
Center thanks all for help (11/16/08)
To the Editor: The Cunot Community Center would like to thank the Fallen Rock Band from Jackson Township, Parke County, Ind., for donating their musical talent and time to entertain everyone Friday, Nov. 7. All of the seniors enjoyed the music, dancing and good food...
Armed force division looking for veterans (11/16/08)
To the Editor: We are trying to locate the many veterans that have passed through the 82nd Airborne Division in the past 66 years. We need to record their deeds for history for our younger generations. The 82nd Airborne Division has served in Afghanistan and Iraq for the past few years and will return for another tour of duty. This is the most decorated division in today's military...
Area store sets up fundraiser (11/16/08)
To the Editor: Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries, Inc., and Learning Curve Brands, Inc., recently launched The Carton of Caring Donation Program -- a first-of-its-kind partnership to help children learn about the importance of social responsibility and giving back to their local communities...
Church thanks all for event (11/16/08)
To the Editor: We would like to thank all those who helped make this year's Trunk and Treat Halloween alternative a great success. Thank you to Clover signs for the donation of the colorful banner. Thank you to Bill Hauck and the Forest Park staff who cleaned and set up the "cow palace" for the event...
Former resident 'thanks' person for new pet (11/16/08)
To the Editor: I am a former resident of Brazil. On Oct. 11, I was in town to visit a friend and attend the Bridge festival. I came across an emaciated dog on the corner of Deport and U.S. 40. A worker at the adjacent gas station told me that he was tossed from the car and left to be hit or die from starvation. ...