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Stories from Sunday, March 8, 2009

Theatre gears up for 'Calamity Jane' (03/08/09)
Rehearsals are ongoing for the Community Theatre of Clay County's upcoming dinner production of the musical comedy, "Calamity Jane." The musical will be performed March 12-14, at the Lark Theatre building, 8 E. National Ave., Brazil. The show includes 22-plus actors, singers and dancers from Clay County and the surrounding area. Some participants are driving from as far as one hour away just to be a part of the musical...
County officials hope to receive recovery funds (03/08/09)
Clay County is making an attempt to get its fair share of the pie. In the past couple of weeks, municipalities and other organizations compiled a list of projects to be considered in hopes of receiving funds from the recently passed Economic Recovery Plan...
Schools set up kindergarten roundup (03/08/09)
Clay Community Schools' dates for kindergarten roundup have been set. It is important that parents enroll all students eligible to attend this fall. The following are the dates: A child must be 5-years-old on or before August 1, 2009, to be eligible to attend kindergarten...
CCSC board set for Thursday meeting (03/08/09)
The Clay Community School Board will conduct a regular session school board meeting Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., in the media center at North Clay Middle School. The following is a list of items included on the agenda: Also included on the agenda, a review of the public discussion on the building project, details about a third kindergarten teacher at Clay City Elementary and a community committee for the bus garage. ...
Eels partying like its 1976 (03/08/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor SWITZ CITY -- If you didn't get an invitation, you might have missed the best party of the last 33 years. Clay City is likely still celebrating the sectional championship it earned in a hard-fought championship game against Shakamak Saturday night. The Eels held off the Lakers in a game for the ages, 42-38, to advance to Saturday's Martinsville Regional to face Jac-Cen-Del...
Indiana High School Boys Basketball Top 10 Teams (03/08/09)
Indiana High School Boys Basketball Top 10 Teams By The Associated Press How The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school basketball teams fared: Class 4A 1. Bloomington South (22-0) beat Bloomington North 48-34, beat East Central 52-41...
Lavender leads Ohio State by Purdue women (03/08/09)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ohio State's Jantel Lavender made one of two free throws with 6.2 seconds left, giving the 12th-ranked Buckeyes a 67-66 victory over third-seeded Purdue in the Big Ten tournament championship game Sunday...
No. 2 Tarheels edge out Blue Devils (03/08/09)
By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Tyler Hansbrough scored 17 points in his final home game to help No. 2 North Carolina beat No. 7 Duke 79-71 Sunday and win the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title. Ty Lawson added 13 points and several key plays late for the Tar Heels (27-3, 13-3 ACC), who earned the top seed for next week's league tournament in Atlanta. ...
Spartans send Boilers to regular season-ending loss (03/08/09)
By TIM MARTIN Associated Press Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tom Izzo made his Michigan State team wait until the regular season was over to celebrate its Big Ten championship. It was worth the delay for the No. 8 Spartans, who beat No. 19 Purdue 62-51 on Sunday and are headed into the postseason on a five-game winning streak...
'Other' Busch wins in dominant race at Atlanta (03/08/09)
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer HAMPTON, Ga. -- The other Busch showed his kid brother a thing or two. Kurt Busch, a former NASCAR Cup champion who's been overshadowed lately by his sibling Kyle, drove to a dominating victory Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway...
Jack leads Pacers past Clippers (03/08/09)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jarrett Jack and the Indiana Pacers made all the necessary second-half adjustments to pull out a critical victory in their quest for a playoff berth. Jack scored nine of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and made a key steal in the final seconds, leading the Pacers to a 106-105 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night after they trailed by as many as 15 early in the third quarter...
A-Rod to have hip surgery, miss 6-9 weeks (03/08/09)
By MARK DIDTLER For The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez will have arthroscopic hip surgery Monday and is expected to miss six to nine weeks. The Yankees slugger will need further surgery after the season. The diagnosis by Dr. Marc Philippon on Sunday was yet another jolt to Rodriguez during a tumultuous month in which the three-time AL MVP admitted using steroids from 2001-03 while with Texas...
Donald D. Wells (03/08/09)
Donald D. Wells, 77, Brazil, died March 6, 2009, at 7:02 p.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Greencastle, to Lewis and Eula (Hutchinson) Wells. Don graduated from Reelsville High School...
Property tax caps not a good idea (03/08/09)
The state is taking us for fools. In the past few years major changes have been made which many legislators have said would "make the lives of Indiana residents better." At first glance, the property tax caps appeared to be a stroke of genius. However, it could eventually destroy county and city governments...
Statehouse Report (03/08/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Lawmakers have returned from a long weekend to begin round two of the legislative process. The highlight of the week was a visit from the new Miss America, Katie Stam, from Brownstown in southern Indiana. We proudly acknowledged her success with many congratulatory remarks and a resolution honoring her year of service. Over the next year, she will travel our nation to promote healthy lifestyles, education, child issues and a variety of causes that are important for our welfare...
County needs to upgrade systems (03/08/09)
To the Editor: I just noticed a very good article (in The Banner-Graphic). The article was titled, "Emergency Notification System now available." As a resident of Clay County now, and a 25-year former resident/emergency worker for Putnam County, I find this quite disturbing that Clay County can't protect our county in the same way...
Reader wants citizens to step up (03/08/09)
To the Editor: Nestled in the rolling hills and farmland of Indiana lies a safe haven for young people whom desperately need a chance for a successful future. Away from the streets of the big city, gangs, drugs and violence, the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home, in Knightstown, has been serving Indiana's youth for 143 years, giving them the opportunities they so richly deserve...
Hoping specific bill does not pass (03/08/09)
To the Editor: House Bill 1730 (Green project public approval exception) passed the vote of the Democrat-controlled Indiana House of Representatives. I'm hoping that it will die in the Republican-controlled Senate. Taxpayer, what this bill does is exempt projects designed to utilize "green" technology, environmentally "friendly," from the taxpayer controlled referendum or remonstrance process, essentially stripping you of control of local spending on local projects...
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