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Stories from Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Judicial review upholds teacher's termination (04/15/09)
A civil lawsuit filed by a former schoolteacher in an attempt to get her job back is over. On March 12, Clay County Civil Court Judge Joseph Trout filed a judicial review in the matter of Anita M. Miller Vs. Clay Community School Corporation. According to officials, the judicial review process was not to determine Miller's guilt of criminal activity or evaluate the evidence. ...
Royalty hopefuls (04/15/09)
Who will be crowned king and queen of the 2009 Northview High School's "A Night in New York" prom activities at St. Mary of the Woods College Saturday? (Above) This year's prom court include queen candidates (front left) Erica Matson, Clara Butts, Courtney Pennington, Ali Rentschler and king candidates (back) Nathan Williams, Jordan Keller, Trey Crague, Bjarne Snips°yr and Myles Stringer. Not pictured is queen candidate Elizabeth Maurey...
Loyalty Day events planned (04/15/09)
Loyalty Day activities will be celebrated May 9, and has a theme of "A Tribute to Our Newest Vets from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)." According to Clay County Veterans' Service Officer Mike Holland, this event is a way for the community to support for the sacrifice made by local soldiers...
Council hears request for better tenant rights (04/15/09)
One Brazil resident is fighting to protect the rights of those renting properties in the city. During Tuesday's meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil, Karen Meister addressed some of the issues she, along with other renters, have faced with landlords unwilling to fulfill obligations...
ISP releases accident details (04/15/09)
Details were released by the Indiana State Police Wednesday about an accident on State Road 59, which occurred Monday. Shortly after 11 a.m., Monday, members of ISP, Jackson and Posey township volunteer fire departments, Clay County Search and Rescue and TransCare were dispatched to an area near SR 59 and County Road 600 North, close to Slack's Lake...
Marshal concerned with town speeders (04/15/09)
The residents of Staunton should be wary of their speed. During the Monday night meeting of the Staunton Town Council, Town Marshal Chuck Jones reported that with summer break coming up, he is concerned with speeding. "Next month is May, so the schools will be letting out for summer break and kids will be out playing," he said. "I just don't want anything to happen to anyone."...
VFW Grand Opening (04/15/09)
Please join us for the grand opening ceremony of the Brazil VFW Post 1127 at 11:27 a.m., Saturday, in the new location, 303 S. Depot St., Brazil. Bring your favorite covered dish for the carry-in dinner and have a day of fun with us. Raffles and give-aways will take place throughout the day...
ACRE Program sets up period of enrollment (04/15/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Don Hunton, Acting State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Indiana recently announced producers may elect to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program beginning April 27. ACRE is a provision of the 2008 Farm Bill...
THQMA Promotional Day (04/15/09)
When: Saturday, April 18, 2009 Rain date: April 25 Children ages 5-16 can run 10 laps for $10 in a real Quarter Midget Race Car. Sign-In begins at 8 a.m., and the event runs until the last driver has raced around the track. Drivers are asked to wear long pants, tennis shoes and a jacket...
Big inning dooms Knights against Cougars (04/15/09)
Staff Report BLOOMINGTON -- Hitting the road for an early week road game against a solid Bloomington North squad, the Northview Knights got off to a good start. But the good feelings didn't last long as the Cougars put up a nine-spot in the second inning and held off the Knights 11-5...
Patriots too much for Knights in track and field (04/15/09)
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM
 Times Staff Reporter TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview boys and girls track team were overmatched in their second meet of the year at Terre Haute North Wednesday evening. The boys team struggled against a deep Patriot squad, falling 108-24. The boys were only able to garner one first place finish, as Joel Whittington was the first competitor to cross the finish line in the 300-meter hurdles...
Northview netters defeat Miners in season opener (04/15/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview tennis team had their season opening match delayed this week due to Monday rain showers, but they got started on the right foot with a 5-0 sweep of Linton on Wednesday night. The singles players lost a total of just four games over three matches as Allie Melega took a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. ...
Knights edge past 19th-ranked South Braves (04/15/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview Knights handed visiting Terre Haute South their first dual match loss in over a year by outlasting the Braves by a stroke, 144 to 145 at Forest Park Golf Course. "It's a big win for us," coach Scott McDonald said of the Knights. "It's the first dual match (South) has lost in a long time. This is a big confidence booster for us."...
Thomas to give first year's salary back at FIU (04/15/09)
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer MIAMI -- Isiah Thomas sat in his new gym for an hour, at one point turning his gaze toward the Florida International players he'll now coach. "There'll be a lot of ups," Thomas said, almost in a cautionary tone. "There'll be a lot of downs."...
Indiana's Williams to transfer (04/15/09)
BLOOMINGTON -- Indiana guard Nick Williams has decided to transfer to another school at the end of the semester. The 6-foot-4 Williams, from Mobile, Ala., started 29 games as a freshman last season and averaged 8.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Coach Tom Crean said Wednesday that Williams, who opted out of a commitment with Marquette to join the Hoosiers last spring, was dissatisfied with his role this season and concerned about his future role in the program...
Weis confirms talk with family about leaving Notre Dame (04/15/09)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis confirms he talked with his family about whether they thought he should quit after last season, though he said he never wanted to leave. "Like anyone who has a situation that is uncertain, as any husband and father would do, you address it with your wife and you address it with your kids. ...
Wakefield hurls gem in Red Sox win (04/15/09)
By The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tim Wakefield took a no-hitter into the eighth inning on a day when the Red Sox desperately needed a strong start from their 42-year-old knuckleballer and finished with a four-hitter Wednesday in Boston's 8-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics...
Cardinals get big night from Ludwick (04/15/09)
By The Associated Press PHOENIX -- Ryan Ludwick homered and drove in three runs and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-7 on Wednesday afternoon. Ludwick is batting .407 and has hit in all seven games he's played this season. He singled home a run in the third inning and added a two-run homer in the sixth...
Pacers end home schedule with win over Bucks (04/15/09)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Danny Granger scored 35 points, and the Indiana Pacers overcame a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-108 on Wednesday night. Granger scored 16 points in the fourth quarter in his 23rd 30-point game of the season. He also had nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Brandon Rush scored 15 of his 24 points in the final period, and Jarrett Jack had eight points and 10 assists for Indiana...
Brenda Sue Floyd (04/15/09)
Brenda Sue Floyd, 60, Brazil, died, April 14, 2009, at 7:50 p.m., at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Clay County April 24, 1948, to Ray and Anna (Holley) Ellenburgh. She married Tom Floyd April 19, 1965. They briefly lived in Texas and Florida moving back to Clay County in 1990. ...
Brazil Buzz (04/15/09)
Today is Easter Sunday! My better half is working at Sears and I am home alone. I could be outside catching up on some chores that need to be completed, but I would rather spend a few minutes to connect with you, the readers of The Brazil Times and "Neighbors Page."...
Harmony Happenings (04/15/09)
The Clay County Retired Teachers Association has two fun events coming up soon. President Odena Harper called to say there would be a Pitch-In Dinner, meeting, and guest speaker at the YMCA this Friday, April 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Association will provide the drinks and paper goods, everyone else is asked to bring a covered dish or other food item...
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