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Stories from Sunday, March 22, 2009

Law could help CCSD budget (03/22/09)
A new law could help local governments and sheriff's departments control jail budgets by providing cost limitations on inmate medical costs. "Whenever an inmate receives medical care while incarcerated, it's at a premium cost to the department," Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times...
Residents voice concerns to local representatives (03/22/09)
HARMONY -- The Harmony Community Building was the site for the third 2009 Clay County Cracker Meeting involving local state representatives Saturday. Two regular contributors, District 37 Senator Richard Bray and District 37 State Representative Vern Tincher were both absent for the event. The two officials missed one of the more lively discussions that had taken place at a Cracker Barrel in recent months...
Mayor for a Day (03/22/09)
North Clay students wanting to be in charge for a change may soon get their chance. The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) recently announced its ninth annual "If I were Mayor, I would ...," essay contest, and the City of Brazil is taking it one step further...
Organization to increase area service (03/22/09)
Terre Haute's AARP institution is taking steps to help out its senior citizen clientele during these turbulent economic times. AARP is seeing an increase in its "Senior Community Service Employment Program," which is set up to find entry level jobs for unemployed people 55 years and older. The program is funded by the Department of Labor...
Fire department in need of 'junk' vehicles (03/22/09)
Have an old car that doesn't run or you just don't want anymore? The Brazil City Fire Department can put that heap of a jalopy to use. "We need to get our hands on 12-15 junk cars we can use during (accident) extrication training," Brazil Fire Chief Jim Smith told The Brazil Times recently. "It's the type of training you can't do everyday because it's hard to find so many cars."...
Area hospital offering new photo option (03/22/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Everyone enjoys sharing photos of their children or grandchildren and now mothers that choose to deliver at Putnam County Hospital have the option of doing just that through the Online Nursery. Following delivery, a hospital staff member will take photos of the newborn and will post the photos on the hospital website at www.pchosp.org. ...
Famed author to speak at Human Rights Day program (03/22/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- Internationally known author and advocate of abolishing capital punishment Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, will be the keynote speaker for the eighth Human Rights Day program April 14. Most of the day's events will be offered at the Hulman Student Union Building on the Indiana State University campus. There is no charge to attend or participate in any of the programs...
NCAA Tournament heads to Sweet 16 (03/22/09)
By The Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio -- Sam Young scored 32 points and DeJuan Blair added another double-double as top-seeded Pittsburgh advanced to the round of 16 for the fifth time in eight years with an 84-76 win over Oklahoma State on Sunday. Pitt (30-4) will play Xavier in the East Regional semifinals in Boston on Thursday...
Busch dominates at Bristol (03/22/09)
By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kyle Busch was furious when his pit crew cost him a win at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he angrily ditched his car on the race track and headed to his motorhome on foot. A day later, he drove it to Victory Lane...
Goosen wins Transition Championship (03/22/09)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- The greens were so crusty, firm and scary fast that Retief Goosen felt as though he was back at Shinnecock Hills, where his putting carried him to victory in the U.S. Open. Needing only two putts from 25 feet to win Sunday, he was thankful it didn't turn out like Southern Hills...
What plans do you have with warmer weather on the way? (03/22/09)
Terri Gwyn Hoffman (03/22/09)
Terri Gwyn Hoffman, 48, Brazil, died at 8:19 p.m., March 19, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a battle with cancer. She was born in Terre Haute, June 20, 1960, as the daughter of Robert and Linda (Chopson) Benson. Mrs. Hoffman graduated from State High Lab High School and later attended beauty college. She worked as a beautician in Terre Haute for several years. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Hoffman Trucking...
Leona V. Mehok Salitros (03/22/09)
Leona V. Mehok Salitros, 99, Indianapolis, passed away March 20, 2009. She was born July 6, 1909, in Fontanet, Ind., the daughter of Mike and Elizabeth Orzlac Mehok. She is a charter member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a member of Warren Wrens Homemakers Club...
Statehouse Report: State Representative encourages feedback (03/22/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Statehouse is filled with individuals and special interest groups who come to share their thoughts and concerns about the direction of our state. While I look forward to the work each day, I have learned to count on your phone calls and e-mails. Your input and feedback provides a direct line of communication and gives me good advice and information about critical issues that affect our families, neighbors and state...
Protecting community top priority (03/22/09)
To the Editor: As a former law enforcement officer, my number one priority has always been protecting families and communities. That's why I wanted to make your readers aware of a recent warning from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about economic stimulus scams that are cropping up around the country...
Property taxes: What's fair is fair (03/22/09)
To the Editor: The Indiana State Constitution says in Article 10, Section 1: The General Assembly shall provide, by law, for a uniform and equal rate of property assessment and taxation ..." The bottom line is here in black and white they must by law provide an equal rate of taxation. ...
Pop cans, tabs very important (03/22/09)
To the Editor: I was taking a nap as old folks will do on a windy day, and this knock on the door awoke me as an urgent alarm to answer. Lo, an angel with a load of pop cans appeared at my door as Mrs. Morgan Mullenix from down Staunton way was wanting to know if Marion lived here and with an affirmative, she explained she had a load of pop cans and tabs for the children...
Auxiliary extends invitation to public (03/22/09)
To the Editor: We, as members of the FOP Auxiliary, would like to invite you all to join us in supporting our local law enforcement agencies and our community. It is very simple. All you have to do is eat at (or order from) Pizza Hut Saturday, March 28, 2009, between the hours of 4-8 p.m., and tell your server you are there to benefit the FOP Auxiliary...
Shelter responds to previous letter (03/22/09)
To the Editor: The Clay County Humane Society has received many calls regarding the letter ("Who determines who follows what?" which appeared in the March 16, 2009, issue of The Brazil Times). We need to make it clear to the public and to our generous supporters that we were not involved in this incident...
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