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Stories from Sunday, August 30, 2009

Michael named to legislative committees (08/30/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- State Rep. Nancy Michael (D-Greencastle) announced recently she was appointed by House Speaker B. Patrick Bauer (D-South Bend) to serve on two legislative study committees. Study committees convene during the interim between legislative sessions to give lawmakers time to research policy issues in earnest before offering a bill for consideration...
Big Smiles! (08/30/09)
BOWLING GREEN -- A total of 49 little ones took part in the 2009 Bowling Green Old Settlers Picnic baby contests Saturday. The contest offered six categories, including 0-6-month-old, 7-12-month-old, 13-18-month-old, 19-24-month-old, Toddler and Little Miss...
Area church to offer 'Patriots Day' (08/30/09)
While the memory is fading for many, others refuse to forget the tragedy of 9/11. Members of the Bee Ridge Congregational Church are organizing a Patriots Day program and dinner in honor of the eighth anniversary of 9/11. Event organizer Cody Barnard recently told The Brazil Times all military, firefighters, police officers and emergency response personnel, whether on active service or retired are invited to attend the event planned for Sept. 13...
SMWC gallery set for first exhibition (08/30/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Art Gallery's first exhibition of the academic year will feature the work of artist Bill Wolfe. The exhibition, "Security in Art ... the works of Bill Wolfe," will be on display from Sept. 2 through Sept. 25...
Knights come away with WIC win at Lucas Oil Field (08/30/09)
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM Times Staff Reporter INDIANAPOLIS -- The Northview Football made the most of a unique opportunity with a decisive WIC victory over Edgewood (0-2) in the Marsh Hoosier Classic, at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Trent Lancaster dominated the Mustang defense, putting up a combined 303 yards and five touchdowns, while the Northview defense forced five turnovers, including an interception for a touchdown, and the Knights left Indianapolis with a 48-33 victory...
Northview volleyball splits matches at Avon Invite (08/30/09)
Staff Report AVON -- The Northview volleyball team competed against some tough competition at the Avon Invitational on Saturday and came away with a split of four games. The Knights downed Jennings County in game one, 25-10, 25-15 as Coach Scott McDonald felt his team played at a very high level...
Clay City volleyball second in invite; Eel boys win Riverton Parke Invite (08/30/09)
Staff Report CLAY CITY -- The Clay City Eels hosted a volleyball invitational on Saturday featuring the Eels along with North Knox, West Vigo and Bloomfield. The Eels opened play with a 25-22, 22-25, 15-12 win over the Vikings as Olivia Schindler passed out 23 assists and Lynsey Higgins, Shelby Hane, LaKyla Cook, Brielle Drelick and Callie Dayhuff each had four kills in the win. Hane, Schindler and Cook each had a block...
Meseraull wins third feature at Lincoln Park Speedway (08/30/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Lincoln Park Speedway has become a very popular destination for sprint car hot shoe, Thomas Meseraull. The Arizona native has unloaded four times this season at the Putnamville oval and has come away with three wins and a fifth-place finish. On Saturday night, T-Mez earned his third victory, but it certainly didn't come easily...
Wayne Leo Bryan (08/30/09)
Wayne Leo Bryan, 86, Brazil, passed away Aug. 29, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born in Terre Haute, June 25, 1923, to William and Blanche (Tilley) Bryan. Wayne served in the United States Army during World War II...
State Treasurer expresses dislike of 'cap and trade' (08/30/09)
To the Editor: Flaws and consequences of "cap and trade" legislation. The national debate on healthcare has raged for several months while a bill continues in Congress that could impact our nation's economic health. The United States Senate will be voting on legislation that would negatively impact America's competitiveness and put a disproportionate burden on all Hoosiers...
Health care needs change (08/30/09)
To the Editor: I am not against health insurance reform. We need changes to our current system. There is a wonderful proposal in Congress at this time that addresses all the issues that contribute to the rising health care costs without mandating social healthcare on all Americans...
Residents should take advantage of share food (08/30/09)
To the Editor: My name is Sharon Crawford and I have been getting the (share food) ever since it started some 13 years ago and thought it was great then and still do today. My problem is that the program is in trouble because not enough people utilize it in Clay County and don't have enough volunteers to run it...
YMCA still needs a pool (08/30/09)
To the Editor: We supported the Brazil Y this past year (my wife was a member). For Mr. Wright to suggest that my entire family join the YMCA when it doesn't provide the services I want defies logic. Maybe I should support the cable company. We have no cable service in my neighborhood. That would certainly benefit them, but not me...
Public is 'overdue' history lesson (08/30/09)
To the Editor: Our school corporation's public is overdue for a history lesson before entering into our elementary school building project. And is overdue before our board approves this budget. Millions were spent to construct Northview High School in the 1980s. High dropout rates and low graduation rates surfaced after this construction and have persisted...
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