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Stories from Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ellsworth visits City Hall (02/18/09)
Brad Ellsworth stressed Wednesday at Brazil City Hall he is just like everybody else. Ellsworth (D-Evansville), who serves as Indiana's 8th District Congressman, pointed out to the 30-plus people who attended his Listening Tour stop in Brazil Wednesday that he, like them, has lost money in his 401(k)...
Sorting through some of the new deductions (02/18/09)
With a little less than two months before Tax Day, residents who have yet to file are searching for as many deductions as they can utilize. Because of the June 2008 floods, Midwest taxpayers have additional opportunities to write things off. "Those who opened their residence to people whose homes were lost in the flood may be able to receive a $500 credit for each individual," Tony Smiley, Manager of Stadler & Co., Brazil, said. ...
Motorcycle given away at truck stop (02/18/09)
One lucky area resident drove away from the Brazil Interstate-70 Truck Stop recently with a new motorcycle. Thanks to some AMBUCKS provided by AMBEST -- an American truck stop -- Terre Haute resident Jack Yowell, originally from Clinton won a Lucas Oil motorcycle...
Pair of plea agreements approved (02/18/09)
An Indianapolis man arrested last summer at a local fast food restaurant for allegedly stealing a pickup truck recently appeared in court. On Monday, Paul Lee Ray, 33, Indianapolis, and his attorney, James Organ, appeared before Clay Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout to enter into a negotiated plea agreement with the Clay County Prosecutor's Office...
Two drug suspects plead guilty (02/18/09)
Two suspects arrested on various drug related allegations after a traffic stop nearly a year ago have pled guilty in Clay Circuit Court. Attorney James Organ represented both Brandi Monfort, 29, and Thomas R. Lange, 41, both from Brazil, in the matter...
Area school raises funds in memory of student (02/18/09)
Van Buren Elementary recently conducted a Hat Day to raise funds for Kids Caring & Sharing for Riley Hospital, a special project of the Indiana Association of School Principals. On Friday, Feb. 13, students and staff wore hats in memory of secretary Pam Siples' daughter, Brandee, who was killed in an automobile accident on Nov.17, 2007. ...
Locally televised show sets up viewer contest (02/18/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- Travel Leaders of Terre Haute, formerly Carlson Wagonlit/IT Travel is partnering with Junk'd to give a Wabash Valley resident a $1,000 vacation package. Rules, restrictions and prize descriptions are available at www.junkd.tv. "It's been a tough winter. The ice storms, the cold and the economy have been felt by everyone and we want to help make things a little better," Junk'd representative Brad Hauter said...
Northview's Raines nominated for McDonald's All-American game (02/18/09)
By Brittany Strung Press Release With her nomination to the McDonald's All American High School Girls Basketball Team, Spring Raines of Northview High School was recently recognized as one of the top prep standouts in the nation. The 5'7 guard ranks among the top 1,000 nominees competing to fill one of 24 positions on the Girls Team, which will feature an East vs. ...
NFL Competition committee says it could reconsider OT rules (02/18/09)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay doesn't like hearing people say the overtime coin toss usually determines the winner. He's even more unhappy seeing statistics back it up. McKay, the co-chairman of the NFL's competition committee, said Wednesday he believes the group needs to discuss possible overtime rules changes even though there may not be overwhelming support to change it...
Thome says he'll play two more years (02/18/09)
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jim Thome plans to see age 40 from a big league dugout. The White Sox slugger said Wednesday that he'd like to play at least two more seasons in the majors to get homer No. 600 and the World Series ring that's eluded him for 18 seasons so far...
Bulls get Miller from Kings (02/18/09)
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer The Chicago Bulls acquired center Brad Miller and John Salmons from the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday for four players, including forwards Drew Gooden and Andres Nocioni. Sacramento also got Michael Ruffin and Cedric Simmons in the deal, but immediately traded Ruffin to the Portland Trail Blazers for forward Ike Diogu and cash. The Kings then waived guard Quincy Douby and veteran Sam Cassell, acquired on Tuesday from Boston, to make room for their new players...
Griffey returning to Mariners (02/18/09)
By GREGG BELL AP Sports Writer PEORIA, Ariz. -- Ken Griffey Jr. has decided to return to the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners announced the move Wednesday night. The 39-year-old star's contract is for one year and believed to be worth $2 million in base salary, plus incentives...
PUBLIC RECORD 2-19-09 (02/18/09)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Feb. 17-18: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Hilco Receivables Vs. David P. Webb: Civil Collections Homer A. Beach Vs. Vicki L. Beach: Domestic Relations Small Claims...
Harmony Happenings (02/18/09)
Author Philip Gulley visited Harmony United Methodist Church on Tuesday evening, Feb. 17. He signed books and read two chapters from his new volume, I Love You Miss Huddleson: and Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood. He told us that his publisher had told him to write about his memories growing up in a small Hoosier town. ...
Brazil Buzz (02/18/09)
Last week, the angry wind hammered away at the little blue house at the end of the road. It shook the windows, knocked on doors, and tormented the new shingles on the roof. Bits of leaves and other lawn debris clung to her bright blue dress. That wicked wind huffed and puffed to no avail; she still stands!...
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