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Stories from Thursday, December 11, 2008

Odd Catch (12/11/08)
Jack Glancy has trapped animals for close to 60 years. One would think through 60 years, Glancy had seen it all. But the 71-year-old Parke County resident recently witnessed something new. He trapped a white muskrat. Glancy, who lives near Carbon and drives a school bus for the Clay Community School Corp., said he trapped the animal in the Seelyville area...
Former resident to appear on NBC (12/11/08)
Former Northview High School boys' basketball coach Jon Crooks will always remember David Goggins for the "phantom foul." Goggins, now a Petty Officer First Class Navy SEAL, will compete in the 30th Ford Ironman World Championship on national television Saturday. The event is scheduled to be aired from 2:30-4 p.m., on NBC...
Board hears report on class sizes (12/11/08)
During the Wednesday regular meeting of the Clay Community School Board, discussion commenced on the class size capping for students in the lower grades. Supt. Dan Schroeder reported on the research done. "Assistant Supt. of Curriculum Kim Tucker contacted nine area school corporations," he said. ...
A special light show Friday (12/11/08)
Local stargazers might want to step outside tonight to enjoy a wonderful astral sight as the moon reaches its highest, largest and brightest point of 2008. What Native Americans named the "Full Cold Moon," this month's moon will actually be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons this calendar year...
Representative gains additional assignments (12/11/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A week after State Representative Nancy Michael (D-Greencastle) was chosen to fill several leadership posts in the Indiana House, the lawmaker received additional assignments that will enable her to become actively involved in legislation affecting rural Indiana...
Area soldier earns award for saving neighbor's life during June flood (12/11/08)
Selfless service is a value Army leaders try to instill in all of their soldiers. The leaders succeeded with Spc. Brian Schafer. Driving to his first drill weekend on Saturday morning, July 12, of this year, Schafer heard his wife Sonna calling for help...
Miners snap SWIAC losing streak with win over Eels (12/11/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor LINTON -- Just a year removed from going winless in the Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference, Linton ended that winless streak at the expense of visiting Clay City on Thursday night, 57-51. The Miners got a powerful inside effort from 6'1 senior Megan Barnes, who had 15 points and 10 rebounds and rode a 19-point night from speedy point guard Savannah Mason to the win that bumps Linton's season mark to 2-4 overall...
Eels fall to Linton (12/11/08)
LINTON -- The Clay City High School girls' basketball team traveled Thursday to face the Miners of Linton, only to come away with a 57-51 setback. This story will be updated.
Less equals more for Tebow, Gators (12/11/08)
By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Tim Tebow did less, and Florida accomplished more. Tebow didn't come close to matching the gaudy numbers he had last year when he became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy, but he's been maybe even more valuable to the top-ranked Gators this season. Whether it was in the huddle, on the practice field, in the locker room, in meeting rooms, in the weight room, before and after games, Tebow led the way...
Winless Lions on deck for Colts (12/11/08)
By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The winless Detroit Lions are clearly the NFL's worst team this season. They might be the worst in the league's modern era, earning a spot in the conversation with the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1980 New Orleans Saints, 1986 Indianapolis Colts and last year's Miami Dolphins...
Judge extends injunction against NFL suspensions (12/11/08)
By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press Writer MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal judge extended his preliminary injunction against the NFL's suspension of five players for violating the league's anti-doping policy, a move their lawyer said will let them play the rest of the season...
New York, New York: Yanks and Mets big winners at Winter Meetings (12/11/08)
By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer LAS VEGAS -- Omar Minaya stepped out of a ballroom, bumped into Dave Dombrowski and received a hearty handshake from the Detroit Tigers general manager. "Hey, Omar! Congratulations! You're knocking 'em over," Dombrowski said...
Gilbert Archer (12/11/08)
Gilbert Archer, Carbon, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at his residence. Services are pending at French Funeral Home.
Public Record 12-12-08 (12/11/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Dec. 11: Clay Superior Court -- Civil RAB Performance Recoveries, LLC Vs. Derecia S. Paullus: Civil Collections Capital One Auto Finance, Inc. Vs. Christina Settle and Jeffrey C. Settle: Civil Collections...
Everyone can win with charitable gifts (12/11/08)
When you give a gift to a charitable group, you are rewarded by the knowledge that you're helping an organization whose work you support. But you can also get a "bonus" from your gift -- in the form of tax benefits. Specifically, your donations to charities that have received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status are usually tax deductible, assuming you itemize your tax return. ...
Choosing the right fire extinguisher (12/11/08)
Based on your home size, and the number of potential fire hazards, you should consider having one or more working extinguishers. You should also choose the extinguisher type that best fits your needs. Generally, there are three common classes of home fire extinguishers:...
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