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Stories from Sunday, December 28, 2008

Increase needed? (12/28/08)
The City of Brazil may have justification for considering raising its water rates. After a second water main break, and subsequent boil order, occurred Christmas Day, Mayor Ann Bradshaw spoke with The Brazil Times about the need for increased rates...
Officials to increase patrols Wednesday (12/28/08)
Those planning to celebrate the new year Wednesday should be careful. Both the Brazil City Police Department and Clay County Sheriff's Department will have extra patrols out New Year's Eve. "We're going to have extra people out this year," Brazil Police Chief Dave Archer said. "Right now, we have a shortage or manpower. We're kind of in a bind right now. But we'll have extra people out (Wednesday)."...
Poll: Responders mixed on upside down flag (12/28/08)
Recently, a local resident hung his flag upside down. The intent, according to the resident, was to show how the country was facing peril. An upside down flag on a ship is the international sign of distress. The Brazil Times asked its online readers recently if they agreed with the resident's decision...
Times looking for new year baby (12/28/08)
Last year, the family of Marsha and Travis Dowell welcomed their daughter, Sarah Jolene, to the world Jan. 3. Sarah Jolene was Clay County's newest citizen as a result. She weighed 5 pounds and 6 quarter ounces while measuring just more than 18 inches. Putnam County Hospital Dr. Melissa Hatcher delivered the baby...
Knights advance to Final Four with 2-OT win (12/28/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview Knights are making a very strong case to be the new "Cardiac Kids." The moniker was originally given to the 1967 Boston Red Sox because of how many close games that they played on the way to the pennant and a loss in Game 7 of the World Series to the Cardinals. However, the Knights are already putting together a claim for the nickname due to their own penchant for the dramatic...
Sycamores open MVC play with overtime win (12/28/08)
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Harry Marshall scored 23 points to lead Indiana State over Northern Iowa in a 85-84 double overtime win on Sunday. The Sycamores (3-9, 1-0 Missouri Valley) took a 41-24 lead at halftime, but Northern Iowa came back and tied it up at the end of regulation...
No. 10 Purdue downs in-state opponent (12/28/08)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE -- E'Twaun Moore scored 14 points to help No. 10 Purdue beat Valparaiso 59-45 on Sunday for its sixth consecutive victory. JaJuan Johnson had 10 points, Robbie Hummel had nine points and 14 rebounds and Bobby Riddell added nine points in 21 minutes for the Boilermakers (11-2)...
Colts end regular season with shutout (12/28/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts achieved everything they wanted Sunday. Peyton Manning reached 4,000 yards. Marvin Harrison became the NFL's No. 2 all-time receiver. Dallas Clark broke a 42-year-old franchise record. And the Colts won their 12th game for a sixth straight season, extending their own NFL record...
Futile first: Lions become first 0-16 team (12/28/08)
By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nobody will remember the Detroit Lions came close to winning their last game. All anyone will know -- now and forever -- is 0-16. The worst record in NFL history, a dubious distinction that will permanently stain everyone involved...
L. Alden McCullough (12/28/08)
L. Alden McCullough, 85, Naples, Fla., died Dec. 25, 2008, at Avow Hospice, Naples, Fla. He was born in Brazil, the son of the late Leo and Opal Campbell McCullough Fischer. In 1954, he received the National Accounting Award of the American Trucking Association. In 1957, he joined the Allied Van Lines to become one of their outstanding sales persons in the U.S., serving major corporations in the New York City area...
Public Record 12-29-08 (12/28/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Dec. 26-28. Awaiting Arraignment Cure, David W., 35 Stearley, Joseph W., 35 Stone, William C., 26 Yockey, Janice L., 38 Driving, Never Licensed Cure, David W., 35...
Be safe this holiday (12/28/08)
Wednesday is one of the most anticpated holidays each year. Every year, people get together and celebrate the turn of the calendar as a new year rolls in, along with music, dancing, fun, fun and more fun. And sometimes, some of those people indulge a little too much...
Thanks for the hard work (12/28/08)
To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the City of Brazil Water Department employees, especially those working out in the cold and water, for their efforts and sacrifice of their holiday to repair the water leak on Christmas Day...
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