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Stories from Sunday, March 29, 2009

Keeping it close: Three generations working in style at local barber shop (03/29/09)
Three generations of one family are working under the same roof. When Terry Timberman opened Timberman's Barber Stylist in November 1963, he did it because he wanted to own his own business. "I wanted to be my own boss," he said. "It is a good profession and I enjoy it."...
Commissioners' certificate sale set for April 7 (03/29/09)
Clay County residents will soon have a second chance to purchase property with delinquent taxes. At 10 a.m., April 7, the county will conduct its Commissioners' Certificate Sale in the rotunda of the Clay County Courthouse. "As of the end of business Thursday, there were 115 parcels set to be in the sale," Clay County Deputy Auditor Erica Stallcop told The Brazil Times. "We have already advertised the properties in the newspapers three separate times."...
Maurey sings her way to full tuition scholarship (03/29/09)
Northview High School senior Elizabeth Maurey, daughter of Ron and Julia Maurey, recently won a full tuition scholarship to the University of Kentucky School of Music. "I'm really excited about the whole thing," Elizabeth said. With a full-tuition scholarship and a $5,000 cash award spread out over four years to cover books and possibly housing, she is most excited about the $1,750 scholarship, which goes toward a summer project in Austria...
Mayor encouraging animal care (03/29/09)
Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw is encouraging all residents to take care of their animals. "We do not want animals running loose," she said. "We are having issues with residents not taking care of their pets the best they can." From information she received from a Brazil City Police Department dispatcher, Bradshaw said the department had received three calls about dogs running loose in the city, two calls regarding animal neglect cases and a separate call about an individual dumping three dogs at Craig Park, all within a three-hour time span recently.. ...
Northview's 'We Wish You Well' program set for Wednesday (03/29/09)
The third annual "We Wish You Well" program is to be presented to the Northview High School senior girls Wednesday, from 8:40-10:40 a.m. Representatives from the community will be speaking about topics including breast health, healthy feet, PAPS Test and yearly examinations, HPV and meningitis immunizations and developing a relationship with your female health provider...
Jac-Cen-Del wins first state championship with Class A title (03/29/09)
By STEVE HERMAN AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Gehl finally stopped pressing and started scoring. Gehl, scoreless in the first two quarters, missed only one shot from the field in the second half and finished with 26 points in Jac-Cen-Del's 66-55 victory over defending champion Triton for its first Indiana high school Class A basketball title on Saturday...
Thomas leads Luers to second straight championship (03/29/09)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Fort Wayne Luers junior Deshaun Thomas hopes this wasn't his last game at Conseco Fieldhouse. Thomas had 34 points and 15 rebounds, leading the Knights past Brownstown Central 67-49 on Saturday for their second consecutive Indiana high school Class 2A basketball title...
Princeton ends unbeaten season with 3A championship (03/29/09)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Rontray Chavis carried the load for most the game, and his twin brother Dontray finished it off for the Princeton Tigers. Rontray had 25 points and 14 rebounds, while Dontray hit the winning free throws with 2.9 seconds left in double overtime to lift the Tigers to an 81-79 victory over Rochester on Saturday in the Indiana high school Class 3A basketball championship...
Bloomington South caps perfect season with 4A championship (03/29/09)
By STEVE HERMAN AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- It took Bloomington South 90 years for its second boys basketball championship. Darwin Davis can get another one next year, and even the year after that. The 5-foot-10 sophomore scored 17 points and hit two clinching free throws and a breakaway layup in the final seconds to give the Panthers a 69-62 victory over Fort Wayne Snider, finishing an unbeaten season with the Class 4A title Saturday night...
Team effort leads Tar Heels past Sooners (03/29/09)
By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Blake Griffin might be the nation's best player. North Carolina brushed him aside with a total team effort. Ty Lawson scored 19 points and Danny Green added 18 to lead the top-seeded Tar Heels to a 72-60 win over Griffin and Oklahoma on Sunday in the South Regional final...
Spartans upset Louisville, advance home for Final Four (03/29/09)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan State is marching on to Motown. The Spartans gave the Final Four a hometown feel, stopping overall No. 1 seed Louisville 64-52 Sunday to win the Midwest Regional. Goran Suton had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the second-seeded Spartans (30-6) reached their fifth Final Four in 11 years -- the most trips of any team in the nation during that span...
Johnson wins at Martinsville (03/29/09)
By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Jimmie Johnson nudged Denny Hamlin aside in the third and fourth turns with 15 laps to go and gave team owner Rick Hendrick a perfect place to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series: Victory Lane...
Reds' Bailey maturing, still unsure where he fits (03/29/09)
By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer SARASOTA, Fla. -- Homer Bailey sat in a corner of the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse on Sunday morning, his attention wrapped up in a book as his teammates munched on bowls of cereal at a nearby table. It's nothing unusual for Bailey. He reads a lot. He loves biographies. Loves history, especially when it deals with his native state of Texas. The 22-year-old pitcher likes to connect the dots and see parallels between the past and the present...
Bertha Brashears (03/29/09)
Bertha Brashears, 73, Brazil, passed away March 28, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a rather lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 3, 1935, in Vigo County, to Orlie Freeman and Lola Merle (Leonard) Hyde. She graduated from Glenn High School with the class of 1953 and later attended night classes in Indianapolis earning a certificate in Respiratory Care. ...
Representative outlines various issues (03/29/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- This week, Indiana lawmakers spent their time debating a variety of issues, including the state's unemployment trust fund, the number of instructional days for students and property tax caps. Unemployment in Indiana is an issue we must address before our April 29 deadline...
Tackling rage and saints (03/29/09)
Is it just me, or has the world has become a very angry place? At almost any time of the day, there are emotional people raging about something, anything. More than anger or violence, rage is a real human emotion that plagues humanity, causing discomfort, harm and leading sometimes -- when rage goes too far -- to the death of others...
Guest Column: Taking on two roles at the same time (03/29/09)
Editor's note: Jesse E. Pitts has lived in Brazil since 1962. He served as principal at Brazil High School for 19 years. I sauntered away from the park pavilion on a warm summer afternoon, to get a breath of air, while the families waited for the church picnic to begin...
Consider this: Eat less red meat (03/29/09)
To the Editor: A new study might make you rethink your dinner plans. Red meat, long associated with cancer and heart disease, is now linked to increased risk of death from all causes. National Cancer Institute researchers looked at the diets of more than half a million people ages 50-71 and found that those who ate four ounces of red meat a day -- about the size of a small hamburger -- were the most likely to die over the next 10 years...
Move sixth-graders back to elementaries (03/29/09)
To the Editor: Our school board needs to evaluate the grade configuration of our middle school now! Are the majority of our sixth-graders ready for this middle school environment? Recently, I attended the North Clay Middle School Academic Honor Program. I sat at a table with the family of a sixth-grade honor student. She seemed so young...
Pay attention to this bill (03/29/09)
To the Editor: Every day, I hear from 8th District Hoosiers who are struggling to make ends meet. Our veterans are particularly vulnerable in the current economic downturn, often living on fixed incomes and traveling great distances for health care...
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