Stories for October 30, 2009
Slain soldier’s family returns to Vancouver Memorial services planned for 25-year-old remembered fondly by community
Family members of Pfc. Ian Walz, a 25-year-old graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School who was killed in action with six others in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, have returned to Vancouver to plan a memorial service.
No serious injuries; suspect eludes capture In a strange incident reported Wednesday, someone stole an AMR Northwest ambulance in downtown Vancouver, police said, and during the resulting chase an officer’s patrol car collided with an SUV.
So who do you believe? Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy? The publisher who has decided not to publish his tell-all book “Blowing the Whistle,” which — until the publisher pulled the plug — was due out this week? The NBA honks?
Oden misses two free throws with 4.6 seconds left PORTLAND — Portland Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan said he wanted to see tough, physical play.
Union faces Camas, Skyview meets Heritage tonight Guess one could argue this has been rather predictable, this journey to Week 9 of the high school football season.
Pollard camp insists incumbent carries bipartisan support Mayoral candidate Tim Leavitt accused Mayor Royce Pollard on Thursday of using “partisan tactics” in his campaign for re-election. In the same press release, Leavitt announced that he had won the endorsement of Republican Dino Rossi, a candidate for governor in 2004 and 2008.
Births SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER
Marley, Michael, 37, Vancouver, died Oct. 22, 2009. Porter, Kenneth R., 80, Vancouver, died Oct. 27, 2009. Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel, 360-693-3649.
A new food bank will come to La Center, thanks to money from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
A fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to a duplex unit in Cascade Park on Wednesday night, but three people who were inside escaped unharmed.
Kalama shocked La Center and crushed Stevenson all in a matter of seconds Thursday night.
Statistical leaders RUSHING
Fees waived for small businesses in federally backed program Small-business owners planning to apply for federally backed loans should do it soon, lenders say. The U.S. Small Business Administration is running out of stimulus money set aside for its 7(a) and 504 business loans.
OLYMPIA State to increase online business license offerings
Trade them with the Candy Fairy, send them to soldiers If there’s one thing worse than running out of candy on Halloween, it’s having too much when it’s over.
Community College Clark Athletics Schedule
Nate McMillan knew as soon as it happened that his young team understood.
Today’s schedule (Schedule subject to change)
Average customer will pay $20 less a month on home heating bill Homeowners in Southwest Washington who use natural gas to cook and heat their houses will see a rate cut of more than 20 percent from Northwest Natural Gas Co., starting Monday.
When Kelly Gregersen was a teen, the Washougal High School drama teacher saw a production of “Dracula” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival that stuck with him. Since Washougal’s fall play opened the Thursday before Halloween this year, he decided it was a good time to stage “Dracula” with his students.
Annual prayer breakfast draws 700
Those who turned out for the Clark County Mayors’ and Civic Leaders’ Prayer Breakfast this morning heard sad tales of cancer, drug abuse and death.
I'm hanging out at Sunrise Bagels sipping a great bowl of chicken noodle soup for three bucks and change. At the same time I'm reading about some local bureaucrat who's sipping Grey Goose vodka martinis at the Eye Candy Lounge & Bar in Vegas. On the taxpayers' dime!