Brazil Times in Brazil, Indiana
5 Dec 1977

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5 Dec 1977

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Brazil Times (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Brazil, Indiana The Brazil times monday Brazil Indiana 20 december 5, 1977clay forecast More snowfall colder the Complete list of winners in this years Hoosier state press association contest appears on Page 2. Bulletin Board obituaries and police blotter Are on Page 10.weather Snow Windy and cold tonight with accumulation 2 to 4 inches with occasional Drifting. Lows in the mid teens. Windy and cold with a Chance of Snow flurries tuesday. Highs in the Low and mid 20s. Winds northwesterly 10 to 20 mph tonight. Chance of precipitation a 90 percent tonight 50 percent Kathleen Walker 75, 604 e. Hendrix st., Brazil. Details on Page 10 Drollinger. Living congestion times wins four press award Snow can t Stop mail 3ostman Fred Garrison was still out on the Job this morning . Mail from being delivered and Garrison had a Bright red despite heavy snowfall and Slick roads. Nothing seems to Stop the face to prove it. Times photo by Lorie Street by Linda Smith times staff writer Brazil police dispatcher at mid morning said the police radio was hopping and the Telephone was flooded with Calls. Sheriffs officials said the roads were bad and a a it a not going to get any the times police scanner was also buzzing with continual Road reports a none of which were Good after a major Winter storm belted the state creating traffic problems closing school and threatening to dump eight or More inches of Snow in some regions. Locally annunciation and Clay Community schools were closed along with Putnam Parke and Vermillion county systems. Chief Deputy Nathan Overman said the Clay sheriffs office was getting several Calls from people off the Road and reported a car had skidded off the Road travelled Down an embankment and overturned a mile North of Brazil on or 59. He said no one was at the scene on investigation. Overman also said several cars were off the Road on 1-70 but his office had not handled or heard of major accidents involving injuries. Overman said All Clay roads were Snow covered and a if temperatures continue to drop they will be really bad. Snow is building on the roads and that is particularly bad after last nights the Indiana state police reported All roads in the Wabash Valley to be Snow covered Slick and hazardous with Northern Indiana roads to become impassable by evening. Brazil City dispatcher William Phyne said City roads were very wet Snow covered and Slick but his office had not received City reports of cars off the roads. Phyne said City Sand trucks had been out since Early morning and were concentrating on their priority spots including the Hospital intersections nursing centers and doctors offices. A Check with school superintendent Glen Munro this morning disclosed that the Quick change in weather forced a late decision on closing Clay schools today. Munro could not say if school would also be closed tomorrow saying officials usually take it on a Day to Day basis. A if though the reports continue to be bad our contacts Tell us weather May be in the Low teens with blowing Drifting Snow and its already so bad we can to move Well cancel of an weather forecasters originally called for rain changing to Snow with mid-30 temperatures during the afternoon. Press time forecasts Call for Snow tonight with accumulations of four to eight inches North two to four Central and one to two in the South. Up weather watch also called for considerable blowing and Drifting in North and Central areas with lows in the teens tonight. Tuesdays Outlook was Windy and cold with Snow flurries Likely highs in the teens and 20s and Early morning lows the coldest of the season with readings to dip below Zero. Wednesday was tagged As cold with lows near 10 below to about Zero North and from Zero to about 10 above in the Southern Section of the state. Weather cancellations for tonight include the Van Buren defensive driving class which is now scheduled to meet As usual wednesday according to instructor Bob Thompson and the Clay historical society Christmas carry in dinner and program slated for 6 30 . Drollinger congestion Era and child abuse. The three times topics from the past year were judged award winning reporting and writing efforts by top flight National journalist judges last saturday. The times was presented four plaques a three second places and a third a by the Hoosier state press association at its annual better newspaper contest and newsroom seminar held at Stouffer a in Indianapolis. James dressier Linda Smith and former staffer Rob Allen were named for the awards. Judging was divided into three categories with All Indiana weeklies in division one dailies under 16,000 circulation in division two and dailies Over 16,000 in division three. The times placed in division two. The awards included a a third place for distinguished Community service for a series of articles on the congestion problem on East National Avenue at the East Side school Brazil Plaza area. Coverage spanned three months at contest time and included a starting Impact Page and continuous follow up stories on the local citizens fight for a traffic Light. Judge for that category a called a Tough one by both the judge and Hoosier journalists a was Clark Mollenhoff a lawyer journalist Washington correspondent pulitzer prize Winner syndicated columnist and author of eight books. He called the times Effort a a Fine series on traffic congestion and said other entries were excellent but Many were a the kind of routine Job of fund raising that is necessary and laudable but does not entail any extensive investigation or analysis or editorial dressier Smith and Allen were All named for that award. A a second place for Best news Story with a deadline for a two Page special on convicted Hollandsburg killer Roger Drollinger. Smith and Allen were named for the award. Judge Odell Hanson a 33-year Veteran of associated press said staff members Linda Smith and Rob Allen of the Brazil times take second for their april 14, 1977 coverage of the first court appearance of slaying suspect Roger Drollinger and the Brazil Community a reaction on receiving Drollinger in it sown Clay county jail. Brazil times award winners shake on a Job Well done saturday after being named for four Hoosier state press association better newspaper contest awards. The paper took three second places and one third placing in its division in the state. Shown with the plaques Are from left former times staffer Rob Allen Linda Smith and managing editor James dressier. The times was cited for its congestion series a three Page special on Drollinger s first court appearance and immediate Transfer to Clay jail Allen s exclusive Jailhouse interview with Drollinger and for Smith s women s Impact pages. County miners a nearly three pages of enterprising stories and pictures were devoted to the development with Quality of the product generally a a second place for Best news Story with no deadline for Rob Allens exclusive Jailhouse interview with Drollinger. Judge Mike Baxter of the Miami Herald said a Rob Allen of the Brazil times provided an example of Alert new papering in his interview with Roger Drollinger the last suspect to be apprehended and charged in the slaying of the four Hollandsburg a a second place for Best women a or family Section for Linda Smiths full Page articles on Era and child abuse. Judge George Pica an Oregon Newspaperman who deals with a special life replacing women a Section wrote a the Brazil times has an Eye for Good topics. Child abuse and Era Are both excellent subjects and both Are Well handled by the spa judges named the Marion chronicle Tribune As the Blue ribbon daily of 1977 for Overall excellence while the Corydon Democrat captured the weekly Blue ribbon award. Forty nine newspapers were honoured with the Indianapolis Star receiving six plaques to Lead the daily papers. The judges received 1,264 entries from 81 papers. Associate publisher d Joseph Redenbarger said he was both extremely pleased and proud of the times placings in the contest. A i feel very proud of the fact that our four person staff captured almost As Many awards four As the paper that took the most for All dailies the Indianapolis Star with six. A an important aspect of these awards i feel is the fact that we took awards on stories that Many papers also handled. Many in the state carried Hollandsburg and Drollinger coverage but the times took two awards for its efforts. And congestion can be a routine Story but we were Able to develop it to an award winning series. A most of All 1 am pleased that our efforts were judged second and third Best in the entire state for our division. That Means we Are giving Clay county the kind of objective interpretive reporting our readers both want and proud plaque winners ready to strike by James Dressler times managing editor a a there a going to be a walkout a a Larry Reynolds president of United mine workers District 11, told the times today. A a there a no Way you could Stop the strike Reynolds said the strike will affect about 850 Clay county members of United mine workers. About 450 Are Active in mining. About 215 Are employed at Amaxis Chinook mine near Staunton. Others work at Peabody mines in Greene and Sullivan counties. He made his comments As chief Federal mediator Wayne Horvitz called bar gainers for United mine workers and Coal operators Back to the table today. They still were disagreeing on a number of crucial non wage issues. A Midnight strike deadline looms for 130,000 Coal miners across the nation. Reynolds said the Coal companies already Are getting their equipment stored for the Midnight shutdown. A a they re prepared a Reynolds said. He said the 11 . To 7 . Third shift at Chinook already has worked its a last remaining shifts today Are from 7 . To 3 . And from 3 . To 11 ., he said. A a in a discouraged with the negotiations a a Reynolds said. A things Arentt going at All like i hoped. I think there has been an unwillingness of the Coal operators to negotiate seriously. Reynolds foresees a strike of 30 to 60 Days. Reynolds who lives in Dugger has been a Miner for about 12 years. He has been a District official working out of Terre haute for Over a year. There Are 6,000 miners under his jurisdiction in Indiana. In a United press International Story Horvitz the mediator said both sides Are working on some a hard a a we re dealing with substantive issues a Horvitz said. Some miners in Ohio and West Virginia did not wait for the Midnight deadline and began the walkout Early. The effects of a strike were not expected to be Felt immediately by Consumers because most utilities had built up Large stockpiles of Coal to carry them through for at least the first few weeks. Let me i Are tar Down Only 16 it sh0ppw6 Bays till Xmas first Bank and Trust a

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