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Stories from Friday, December 26, 2008

Schroeder explains process of declaring delays and closings (12/26/08)
Winter is in full force, and the dilemma of snow days and schedule changes are in effect. "Weather reports are monitored as soon as we know tumultuous weather is coming," Clay Community School Corporation Supt. Dan Schroeder said. "(CCSC Transportation Director) Frank Misner, (CCSC Director of Buildings and Grounds) Tom Reberger and myself drive the roads and check conditions at school parking lots and bus routes."...
Troop sendoff ceremony set (12/26/08)
A sendoff ceremony has been planned for area soldiers heading to Iraq in 2009. According to 138th Quartermaster Support Company Commander, Capt. Laura Pratt, approximately 150 area National Guard soldiers will be leaving Jan. 2, 2009, for Iraq. "It's essentially a departure ceremony," Capt. Pratt told The Brazil Times...
Staying calm (12/26/08)
Northview boys' basketball coach Ernie Maesch paces the sidelines during the Knights' 54-51 victory over Monrovia in the first round of the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic Friday afternoon. The Knights will face Sullivan in the quarterfinals today, at 2:30 p.m., at the Terre Haute South gymnasium. Carey Fox Photo...
County preparing to swear-in newly elected officials (12/26/08)
The 2008 General Election was historic on the national level, but also welcomed some new faces to governmental positions in Clay County. On Monday, Dec. 29, candidates who were elected to their respective positions on Nov. 4 will be officially sworn in...
More caution used during recent ice storm (12/26/08)
Although there were some accidents due to the wacky winter weather during the holidays, local emergency response personnel were happy there was nothing serious reported in Clay County. "We were extremely lucky," 911 dispatcher Cindy Judd told The Brazil Times Friday. ...
Area under fog advisory (12/26/08)
According to the National Weather Service out of Indianapolis, Clay County is under a "dense fog advisory," until 7 p.m., today. The forecast for the day called for scattered rain showers and widespread, dense fog. The high was expected in the low 50s while there was a 30 percent chance of rain...
CHURCH NEWS (12/26/08)
OTTER CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH Last week Pastor Steve ask me to take over writing this article for our church, so after making one excuse after another (somewhat like Moses), I found myself once again writing and enjoying it. Now doesn't God work in mysterious ways? He even uses our spouses to bless us, if we allow Him...
Friday's high school scores (12/26/08)
Friday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Gary Holiday Tournament First Round Chicago Marshall, Ill. 75, Gary Roosevelt 66 Semifinal Gary Wallace 76, Gary Wirt 50 Summit Conference Tournament Quarterfinal...
Akers sparks Knights to Wabash Valley Tourney victory (12/26/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor TERRE HAUTE -- Northview senior Austin Akers has made a habit this year of providing big fourth quarters for his squad, which has typically needed everything the guard could give it down the stretch. The opening round of the Wabash Valley Pizza Hut Classic contest against the Monrovia Bulldogs was no different...
Northview picks up win (12/26/08)
The Northview High School boys' basketball team won its first-round game over Monrovia, 54-51, in the Wabash Valley Classic Friday. This story will be updated.
Weis in for long season of speculation at Notre Dame (12/26/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- It's going to be a long offseason for Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis. It will start next week when he has knee replacement surgery on his right leg. After six weeks of rehabilitation, he will undergo surgery on his left knee, which was injured when a player was knocked into him during a game on Sept. 13. He also will endure an offseason of speculation about how many games the Fighting Irish (7-6) will need to win next year for him to keep his job...
Grizzlies rally to beat Pacers (12/26/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- O.J. Mayo scored 18 points, including two key free throws with a second left, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame an early 17-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 108-105 on Friday night. Memphis took the lead with seven unanswered points late in the game and held on to snap a four-game skid. The Pacers lost for the third time in their last four...
In the NBA, coaches slammed and dunked (12/26/08)
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Every year, at least a handful of NBA coaches wind up unemployed through some combination of bad play and bad luck. This season, there has to be another reason. Inflated expectations? The recession? A revolt against the coaching profession? Not even halfway through the season, NBA coaches have as weak hold as ever on their jobs...
Those 1976 Bucs know all about losing (12/26/08)
By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. -- Pat Toomay has had enough. For more than three decades, the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers set the modern standard for NFL futility by going 0-14. Now, Toomay would just as soon let someone else -- the Detroit Lions, for example -- finish winless and spend the next 30 years answering questions about sheer ineptitude...
Marion Edward "Brub" Withers Sr. (12/26/08)
Marion Edward "Brub" Withers Sr., 89, Brazil, died Dec. 25, 2008, at 2:15 p.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a recent battle with leukemia. He was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Knightsville, one of six children of Charles and Molly Britton Withers. ...
PUBLIC RECORD 12-27-08 (12/26/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Dec. 23-26. Awaiting Arraignment Hire, Julie A., 59 Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Hire, Julie A., 59 Rose, Sean, 37
Staunton Scene (12/26/08)
Staunton First Christian Church Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister. If you need transportation to morning worship service, phone the church office at 446-3211. The bus is wheelchair equipped...
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