The Reporter-Times from Martinsville, Indiana on October 16, 2006 · 1
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Martinsville, Indiana
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Monday, October 16, 2006
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MARTINSVILLE, IND MORGAN COUNTYS DAILY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1889 VOL.1 18, ISSUE 286 MONDAY, OCTOBER 16,2006 SINGLE COPY 504 ' Mooresville turns to mobile classrooms Growth in the Mooresville school system has required one of the corporation's elementary schools to add mobile classrooms outside of the main building. School officials say in coming years, they anticipate even more growth. Read more about this story in Tuesdays Reporter-Times. Fall Foliage coverage See inside for 11 pages of photographs from the Fall Foliage Festival, which began Thursday and ran through Sunday. SPORTS, B1 Quintet of Martinsville seniors will play final home match tonight MARTINSVILLE Five Martinsville volleyball players will be making their final appearance in front of the home crowd tonight at the John R. Wooden gymnasium, when the Artesians host Bloomington South. Leann Cook, Kelsie Deaton, Sarah Ezell, Brittany Hamilton, and Jessica Long will all see their high school careers come to a close at the conclusion of the 2006 season. Lough leads Creek harriers at regionals NDIANAPOLIS Ashley Lough had never run this course before and had never competed at this level. Yet here the Indian Creek freshman was, running near the front on a breezy and chilly morning, contending for a top-15 finish and a berth in the Oct. 21 IHSAA semi-state meet. Candidate profiles Candidates may submit profiles about themselves and their platforms to be published prior to the Nov. 7 general election. Profiles should include a headshot, or arrangements can be made to photograph a candidate at the Reporter-Times. Profiles can include a short history about the candidate, family information, or key platform issues the candidate is running on. Length should be no more than 500 words, and the Reporter-Times reserves the right to edit for length, content or for libel issues. All candidate profiles must be turned in by noon Saturday. All candidate profiles will be run by Oct. 31. Any candidate seeking more information about candidate profiles should contact news editor Ronald Hawkins by phone at (765) 342-3311, ext. 218 or by e-mail at, or managing editor Brian Culp by e-mail at Emily Downey, 16 Faye Goldman, 68 William Staples, 88 Ruth Thompson, 91 Annie Williams, 98 NnHitfUn! 3JLLIM Classifieds B7-B8 Comics B9 Festival . . .A5-A10, B3-B6. BIO Lifestyles A4 Obituaries A2 Sports B1 1 Jill Behrman More than six years ago, 19-year-old Jill Behrman disappeared. More than three years ago, her remains were found in Morgan County. Today, a man is on trial, and her family and the community hope for an answer to the question: Who Idled Jill Behrman? Morgan County sheriffs deputies escort John R Myers II into the courthouse this morning for the beginning of his trial in which he is accused of the murder of Jill Behrman Photo by Keith Rhoades. L; - - . h-.- ,13" Steve Sonnega: Morgan County prosecutor. He has been involved in the Morgan County Prosecutors office for more than 16 years. He will be the one arguing the case for investigators beginning today. Steve Sonnega Patrick Baker: John Myers defense attorney, based in Indianapolis. Because of pretrial publicity, Baker has requested - and was denied - a change of venue for Myers trial. Patrick Baker By Laura Lane and James Boyd More than six years ago, 19-year-old Jill Behrman disappeared. More than three years ago, her remains were found in Morgan County. A trial began today. Since May 31, 2000, the disappearance of 19-year-old Indiana University student Jill Behrman has shocked and saddened the community. The investigation into her abduction led authorities down several paths. For nearly three years, they were led by the confession of a woman who later recanted her story. Police, and the public, were told Behrman had been hit while she wras riding her bicycle. Their belief that Behrman had been struck then dumped in Salt Creek remained their prime theory. Early on, however, some investigators believed another man may have been involved. That man was John R. Myers II. Some law enforcement officers, many of whom felt they were being ignored, were waving their aims, trying to get anyone to look in Mers direction. Autlioiitics levamped their focus in March 2003 when Behrmans skeletal remains were found in a rural section of Morgan County. In the spring of 2006, a grand jury indicted Myers in Behrmans death. For six years, authorities have kept nearly every facet of the case under lock and key. This is their story. Around the time 19-year-old Jill Behrman disappeared while riding her bicycle, John Robert Myers II was facing legal problems. Behrman was last seen alive May 31, 2000. A month before, Myers 18-year-old girlfriend had broken up with him after a frightening weekend. She alleged he stripped her of her clothes, confined her inside his mobile home for two days, dragged her through broken glass and threatened to rape and kill her. It was the first time that Myers, then 24, had been formally accused of violence against a woman. See BEHRMAN on A3 The apple Bakers Best judge looked for good appleflavor ByAmyHillenburg ahillcnbreportert.corn MARTINSVILLE Bakers Best judge Jean DeVore said tasting the apple flavor is important when baking apples with other ingredients in pies, cakes, cookies, dumplings and sw'eet breads. But the final product should also be moist, not too tart, baked evenly throughout, have a pleasing appearance and slice easily. DeVore kept a running dialogue Saturday as she tasted her way through more than two-dozen entries; Umm, this is quite flavorful, The apples are a of her eye See page B5 for a photo of the winners of the Bakers Best contest. little tart, but its so moist, and These cookies are a little brown around the edges - 1 think theyve been baked a bit too long. Men and women entered the Bakers Best contest some brought family favorites and other contestants tried new recipes for the contest. Recipes had to be entered, along with the product, so DeVore would know what to taste for. She kept a bottle of water nearby to cleanse her pallet before tasting a new group of entries. Contestants baked pies, dessert bars, sweet breads, cakes, cookies and apple dumplings. They mixed Bakers Best udge Jean DeVore tests flavor, consistency, doneress and overall appear ance as she udges baked apple creations Saturday at Martinsville Kroger's The contest was just one of many Fall Foliage Festival events Oct. 12 15 Photo by Amy Hillenburg mostly granny smith apples with walnuts, oatmeal, cinnamon, raisins, brow n sugar, molasses, pie dough, bread pudding, crumb toppings and drizzle sauces. Contestants listened closely to DeVores suggestions about keeping baking pans away from oven hot spots, making sure apples are done, avoiding a sugary taste, over-working pie dough and baking things too long. Youre kind of at a disadvantage when you enter a contest. See JUDGE on A3 ' 1 1' .d 1 1 LKs3 W 1 1 1 4 j (H d i d ;j'j ) ; fra i n h d ? kiO J uLU l W I II1 i 1 5 EM! o o 7 Irut (Rc-ltct (Republican In riff MMT MB (EMM q . i Endorsed by the - r Fraternal Order of j Police, Lodge 119 THE RIGHT CHOICE IN 2002, THE OBVIOUS CHOICE FOR 2006! r J73 C- c" c" o P4vcoa and 4! orpFT orerr asfa rroccji V

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