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Stories from Monday, December 22, 2008

UPDATE: Accident still under investigation (12/22/08)
An early Sunday morning single-vehicle accident led the death of a Terre Haute man. According to Clay County Sheriff's Department Deputy/K-9 Handler Brison Swearingen, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Sunday, officials were dispatched to a rollover accident on County Road 800 North, just west of State Road 59...
Office to be closed (12/22/08)
The Brazil Times will close at noon Wednesday in observance of Christmas. There will be no newspaper Christmas Day. The office will reopen for normal business hours Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The office will be open for normal business hours Wednesday, Dec. 31, but there will be no newspaper Jan. 1, 2009, in observance of New Year's Day...
Officials reminding all motorists to play it safe (12/22/08)
With more foul weather potentially heading to the area and the merriment of the holidays a few days away, local law enforcement officials are reminding all motorists to do their part in making holiday traveling safe during the upcoming Christmas and New Year's Day...
Brrr! (12/22/08)
According to Little Caesar's "shaker boarder" Robert Judd, not minding the weather and wearing "lots of layers of clothing" are the tricks of the trade. Judd, 19, Brazil, was caught tossing an advertising board into the air along United States 40 near the business, located at 1113 E. National Ave., in the frigid temperatures Monday night...
Hoops Hysteria! (12/22/08)
The Wabash Valley Tournament is one of the highlights of each basketball season for hoops fans. The Northview student section will get into the action at the Wabash Valley Pizza Hut Classic, which will start Friday. See the extra section in Wednesday's Brazil Times for more information...
Bad weather or not, court dates are expected (12/22/08)
Like mail carriers, Clay County residents should try to make it to court through rain, sleet or snow. "We would expect people to make it to their court dates given normal circumstances," Clay Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers told The Brazil Times. "Now if the weather creates extraordinary situations, we would make accommodations if need be."...
UPDATE: Accident takes life of Terre Haute man (12/22/08)
A single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning led the death of a Terre Haute man. According to a press release provided Clay County Sheriff's Department Deputy/K-9 Handler Brison Swearingen, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Sunday, officials were dispatched to a rollover accident on County Road 800 North, just west of State Road 59...
Clay County Farm Bureau awarded (12/22/08)
Times Staff Report Clay County Farm Bureau members attended the 89th annual Indiana Farm Bureau state convention recently, which took place in Evansville. "The annual convention is our opportunity to get our members together to share ideas and learn from the many speakers," Director of Organizational Development for IFB Kim Vail said. ...
Monday's high school prep scores (12/22/08)
Monday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Bluffton 70, Southern Wells 30 Cambridge City 81, Union (Modoc) 35 Fremont 81, Coldwater, Mich. 77, OT South County Tournament First Round Boone Grove 75, Kouts 50...
No. 10 Purdue rolls past IPFW (12/22/08)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE -- With two of its top players injured and the leading scorer having an off shooting night, No. 10 Purdue took advantage of its depth in a 70-55 victory over IPFW on Monday. JaJuan Johnson had career highs of 21 points and nine rebounds to help the Boilermakers (10-2) to their fifth straight win. The 6-foot-10 forward was 10-of-14 from the field and had three blocks...
Hoosiers rusty in loss to Northeastern (12/22/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Indiana looked rusty and beleaguered after a nine-day break. Northeastern's defense looked confident and staunch. The Huskies turned that striking difference into a history-making moment Monday night...
Time for some rest (12/22/08)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Tony Dungy has again mapped it out. He gave players a four-day break after Thursday night's victory, is giving them another day off on Christmas and plans to pull most of his starters early Sunday afternoon. Yes, the Colts coach has reverted to his old philosophy of giving Indy a little extra rest heading into the playoffs albeit with a few modifications this time...
Frances Mae Davidson (12/22/08)
Frances Mae Davidson, 57, rural Brazil, died at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at her residence. She was born Sept. 25, 1951, in Kissimmee, Fla., as the daughter of John "Jake" and Doris Horne Bass. She had been employed as the photo department manager at Sam's Club in Terre Haute...
Public Record 12-23-08 (12/22/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Dec. 19-21. Awaiting Arraignment Hutcheson, Seth A., 25 Awaiting Warrant Arraignment Smith, James, 47 Court ordered Patterson, Larry D., 28 Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated...
Ready, Set Go for 2009! (12/22/08)
Many are still trying to find those last-minute presents and prepare for holiday meals. One item to note as 2008 winds down is to be prepared from a tax standpoint. Two publications available in the extension office will help tax advisors, preparers, legal counsel and farmers. First is IRS Publication 225 entitled "Farmers Tax Guide."...
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