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Stories from Monday, February 16, 2009

Carter returns to Brazil to explain DNR role (02/16/09)
Former Clay County Sheriff Rob Carter Jr., the current director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, spoke with Brazil residents Monday night about his role within the department. "In order to do my job, I have to know a little bit about a lot of things," Carter said to those in attendance. "I went from being in charge of 40 employees to 4,000 employees."...
Who owns it anyway? (02/16/09)
The responsibility for the upkeep of private roads in Clay County is on the owners themselves. Recently, a Letter to the Editor was published in The Brazil Times inquiring about the ownership of private roads and who is responsible for upkeep and other needs, like snow plowing...
Times releases Pay It Forward information (02/16/09)
Close to 3,000 votes were generated from The Brazil Times' recent online and in-office polls. For close to two months, The Times has asked readers online and in print, "In your opinion, which non-profit organizations need the most help with funds?" Readers had more than 30 organizations to choose from. The Times conducted two separate online polls for its "Pay It Forward" initiative, which drew approximately 2,500 responses...
Saturday morning fire ruled accidental (02/16/09)
An unidentified Brazil resident lost nearly all her possessions and was injured in an apartment fire Saturday morning. Because of the extensive damage in the apartment, a fire marshal with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Division of Fire and Building Safety investigated the scene to help determine the cause the fire...
School club meets with Rotary (02/16/09)
The Brazil Rotary Club's speaker program Feb. 11 featured students from Terre Haute North High School's Interact Club. President Amanda Metternich, Community Service Chair Emily Price and Secretary Abby Colwell visited Brazil to discuss what Interact does and how it works in conjunction with Terre Haute's Rotary...
Area man pleads guilty in case (02/16/09)
One suspect involved in a string of burglaries in Carbon in 2007 recently pled guilty while the other waits for his day in court. In November 2007, Joshua Pleake, 17-years-old at the time, Carbon, was one of three suspects arrested for their alleged involvement in a rash of vandalism, robberies and thefts at three churches (Carbon United Methodist Church, Carbon Church of Nazarene and the Little Historic Church of Carbon), the Carbon Town Hall/Water Department, a rural Carbon residence under renovation and a garage.. ...
Donation! (02/16/09)
Recently, Riddell National Bank Branch Manager Gail Weaver presented Center Point Town Marshal Kenneth Wilkins with $100 for the department's reinstated "Reserve Police Officer Program." Wilkins said the money would be used to help offset training and equipment costs for volunteer officers. To make a donation to the program or learn more about becoming a reserve officer for the Center Point Police Department, contact Wilkins or Center Point Town Board President Roy Smith at 812-835-3142...
Eels claim seventh-straight victory (02/16/09)
Times Staff Report CLAY CITY -- The Clay City Eels remained on a roll Saturday afternoon, claiming a one-point win over visiting Eastern (Greene), 51-50. The victory propels Clay City to a 3-2 record in the Southwestern Indiana Conference and gave the Thunderbirds their first loss in the conference...
Pingleton's season concludes at semi-state (02/16/09)
Staff Report EVANSVILLE -- Northview grappler, Luke Pingleton's season concluded at the Evansville Reitz Semi-State on Saturday afternoon. Pingleton fell in his opening round match-up to eventual semi-state champion, Tim Martin of New Albany at 125 pounds. The Knights' junior finishes the season with a mark of 31-6 overall...
North Clay wins first wrestling match of the season (02/16/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor North Clay's wrestling team posted its first dual match win of the season on Monday evening, overcoming several illnesses to score a 64-48 win over Tri-North. The Knights were forced to forfeit at 70, 80, 85, 105 and 110, but posted wins in eight contested matches...
Tar Heels expect Zeller decision soon (02/16/09)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he expects a decision this week whether 7-foot freshman Tyler Zeller will return from injury or take a redshirt. The 2008 Indiana Mr. Basketball from Washington High School broke his left wrist late in the win against Kentucky on Nov. 18. He had surgery the next day and was expected to miss the rest of the season, but recently returned to limited practice...
Davidson's Curry recovering quickly (02/16/09)
By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Turns out Stephen Curry doesn't just have a lightning-quick release. He's a fast healer, too. Davidson's star guard was walking with a just a slight limp Monday, two days after what appeared to be a gruesome injury to his left ankle...
Suns fire Porter, hope to re-ignite offense (02/16/09)
By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer PHOENIX -- Terry Porter is out as coach of the Phoenix Suns. The failed effort to tame the Suns' offense went out the door with him. The sputtering Suns fired Porter just four months into his first season as Phoenix coach and replaced him with assistant coach Alvin Gentry. Gentry promptly promised a return to the style so successful under Porter's predecessor, Mike D'Antoni...
Taylor, McCallister latest veterans to be cut (02/16/09)
By The Associated Press Fred Taylor and Chris McAlister, two former Pro Bowlers, fell victim Monday to the NFL's annual purge of high-salaried veterans. The 33-year-old Taylor, Jacksonville's all-time leading rusher, was cut after 11 seasons as the team continued its offseason makeover. He was due to make $6 million next season...
Hoffman, Burrell, Ibanez getting used to new homes (02/16/09)
By The Associated Press Trevor Hoffman, Pat Burrell and Raul Ibanez started to settle in with their new teams Monday while Mike Hampton left Houston Astros camp to get treatment for a minor irregularity in his heartbeat. The upcoming World Baseball Classic also lost one of the sport's biggest stars when St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols said he will not play for the Dominican Republic because of insurance issues...
David W. James (02/16/09)
David W. James, 48, Brazil, died Feb. 14, 2009, at his residence. He was born Sept. 6, 1960, in Vigo County, the son of Kenneth and Helen Kemp James. He graduated from Terre Haute North High School. He worked for 14 years as a machine operator for Chesty Foods in Terre Haute and then for 15 years, he worked as a welder for Great Dane Trailers in Brazil...
Rhoda G. Roeschlein (02/16/09)
Rhoda G. Roeschlein, 91, Brazil, died Feb. 15, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare facility. She had been a resident there a short time. She was born Nov. 23, 1917, in Vigo County, the daughter of James E. Thomas and Glen Barnhart Thomas. She graduated from Ashboro High School, class of 1936. She also attended Browns Business School...
Roy L. Cassady (02/16/09)
Roy L. Cassady, 89, formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on Feb. 14, 2009, at Regency Manor, Floresville, Texas. He was born July 28, 1919, in Cloverdale, and was the son of the late Porter Marcy and Viola (Blythe) Cassady. He married Bertha June (Boswell) Cassady Nov. 5, 1954, and she preceded him in death Dec. 11, 1976...
Theodore C. "Ted" Ochs (02/16/09)
Theodore C. "Ted" Ochs, 88, Peoria, Ill., passed away at 8:33 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at OSF Saint Claire Home, Peoria Heights, Ill. He was born Oct. 12, 1920, in Pesotum, Ill., to Theodore L. and Mary Alblinger Ochs. He first married Edna E. Powers Nov. 10, 1944, in Peoria. She passed away May 30, 1979, in Peoria...
Mickey Nadine Snider (02/16/09)
Mickey Nadine Snider, 78, Brazil, died Feb. 13, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., at Danville Regional Rehabilitation, Danville, Ind. He was born Nov. 30, 1930, in Putnam County, the daughter of Halbert Cleon Snider and Grace E. Stewart Snider. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War...
Statehouse Report (02/16/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Hoosiers across the state are listening day and night to the proposals from Washington regarding a stimulus package that will give hope, direction and the funding necessary to stimulate our economy. Along with our President and members of Congress, the lawmakers in Indiana are working hard to deliver a financial package that will create jobs, provide funding for infrastructure projects and provide support for public schools...
Effective oversight requires effective press (02/16/09)
These are extraordinary political and economic times and even from a distance, you can sense the animation on Capitol Hill as Congress debates President Obama's stimulus package, weighs his executive-branch appointments and responds to his various initiatives...
Reminding all readers to be thankful for everything (02/16/09)
On the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 29, I carefully started a brush fire in the pasture between my neighbor's house and mine. Two men that were helping me that day and I fought valiantly to put the fire out, but there was just enough wind whipping up to blow it into new spots...
Township Trustees not in favor of proposal (02/16/09)
To the Editor: I have been a Township Trustee for 15 years and the elimination of our duties is not saving money, but is actually costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Also, the elimination of some of our tax bases is causing our cities and counties extreme money problems...
Thanks to everyone for the party (02/16/09)
To the Editor: Recently on Dec. 21, 2008, a group of people arranged a surprise party for my wife and I on our 50th wedding anniversary. Although it's late, I wanted to thank these people for thinking of us on that glorious occasion. We want to thank our two precious daughters and our sons-in-law Kathy and Eddie McHargue, Laura and Dan Wilkinson, my wife's sisters Jane Walton, Vada Oxby, our nieces, nephews, cousins, grandkids and the 40-plus people that attended...
Disagreeing with President on abortions (02/16/09)
To the Editor: For all those that believed our current president when he said that he "wanted to reduce the number of abortions." Take a look at how he plans to do this: The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). In July 2008, Obama told a Planned Parenthood audience, "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act."...
Reader gives thanks to LEAAP Center (02/16/09)
To the Editor: I would like to give my thanks and appreciation to all the staff at the LEAAP Center. You ladies went above and beyond to put a smile on our children's faces this Christmas year. It's not just about the presents our children received, but for the gift of an education...
Petition planned for child support obligations (02/16/09)
To the Editor: Many people today are losing their jobs due to the poor economy. Many of those people have child support obligations. If this is you, you are probably worried about how you will pay the support and still be able to pay bills and take care of yourself and your family...
Reader trusts in smoking ban proposal (02/16/09)
To the Editor: (Recently) I had the opportunity to sit in the House Chambers at the Statehouse and listen to the reading of HB 1213, which would ban smoking in public places statewide. For two hours I sat and listened to supporter of this bill speak about the health issues and economical burden we endure and suffer from due to secondhand smoke. ...
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