Stories for June 19, 2010
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Jordan Muncy-Taton of Panhandle State has won the breakaway and all-around titles at the College National Finals Rodeo.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Juan Manuel Santos, who as defense minister badly weakened leftist rebels, has won Colombia's presidential runoff in a rout.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Early results in Colombia's presidential runoff elections give a commanding lead to Juan Manuel Santos, who as defense minister struck crippling blows against leftist rebels.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say at least 27 people have been killed and more than 50 wounded in a twin car bombing in a crowded area outside a state-run bank in Baghdad.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say twin car bombs near a major square in Baghdad have killed at least six people and wounded more than 40.
SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen says it has arrested the suspected mastermind of the spectacular attack on the intelligence headquarters in the country's main southern city that freed detainees and left 11 people dead.
MIAMI (AP) -- B.J. Upton and Reid Brignac each drew bases-loaded walks in a four-run 11th inning against Jorge Sosa, and the Tampa Bay Rays endured a buzzing symphony of 15,000 air horns and a slew of bizarre late-inning occurrences to beat the Florida Marlins 9-8 on Saturday night.
DENVER (AP) -- What started as another low-scoring affair for two scuffling offenses turned into a wild slugfest with Seth Smith leading the Colorado Rockies to an 8-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Will Venable hit a three-run homer, dashing Jake Arrieta's bid to win his first three big league starts, and the San Diego Padres rallied from a four-run deficit in the first inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-4 on Sunday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Adam Jones hit a two-run home run that gave Kevin Millwood his first victory of the season as the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the NL West-leading San Diego Padres 5-4 on Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning drove in the go-ahead run and the Pittsburgh Pirates withstood Carlos Santana's big game to beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Lastings Milledge drove in four runs, Andrew McCutchen scored four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided matching their longest single-season losing streak in 120 years, ending a 12-game slide by beating the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Saturday night.
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- Two-time former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman continued his comeback by scoring a fourth-round technical knockout over Shannon Miller on Saturday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Andre Ward advanced to the semifinals of the Super Six tournament by beating Allan Green by unanimous decision on Saturday night.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Trevor Bauer pitched seven strong innings and set the UCLA season strikeouts record, and the Bruins cranked up their offense and capitalized on Florida's struggles to beat the Gators 11-3 in the College World Series on Saturday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Police say an Ohio State football recruit Jamel Turner is in critical condition and a 17-year-old girl is dead after both were shot multiple times early Saturday morning in Youngstown.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Police say an Ohio State football recruit remains in critical condition a day after he was shot multiple times and a teenage girl was killed at a house in Youngstown.
MIAMI (AP) -- Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected in an odd ninth inning scene Saturday night, after plate umpire Lance Barksdale determined Florida's Brian Barden batted out of order.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Candice Wiggins scored 19 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx in 92-78 win over the Tulsa Shock on Saturday night, completing a sweep of the team's home-and-home series.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Olympian Liz Beisel won the 400 individual medley Saturday at the Santa Clara International Invitational Grand Prix.
MIAMI (AP) -- Florida shortstop and All-Star voting leader Hanley Ramirez is out of the Marlins' lineup for the series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays with a tight right hamstring.
MIAMI (AP) -- Florida shortstop Hanley Ramirez has left the Marlins' game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night with a tight right hamstring, apparently after hitting a two-run double in the eighth inning.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Eric Hinske's two-run double broke an eighth-inning tie and Chipper Jones had three RBIs to help the Atlanta Braves win their fifth straight game, 8-5 over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Katie Smith scored five of her season-high 17 points in overtime as the Washington Mystics rallied for a 65-61 victory over the Chicago Sky on Saturday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kevin Kouzmanoff had a season-high four hits, including a home run, and Trevor Cahill threw six strong innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons signed third-round draft pick Michael Johnson to a contract on Saturday.
MECHANICSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Ryan Dungey won his third consecutive 450 Class race at the AMA Pro Motocross event from Budds Creek Motocross Park.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) -- Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas combined to win Saturday's race, giving them five victories in seven Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series events this season.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a gunman who shot 4 at a Southern California fast food restaurant, then turned his gun on himself, has died.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a man shot four people -- including two children -- at a Southern California fast food restaurant before turning the gun on himself.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pirates left-hander Zach Duke will miss his scheduled start Tuesday at Texas because of a strained elbow.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Joe Mauer hit a tying homer off Brad Lidge to cap a five-run rally in the ninth inning and Delmon Young drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 13-10 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
HUNTINGTON, Ore. (AP) -- An Eastern Oregon man died Saturday when the walls of a mining cave collapsed on him.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- South Korea's M.J. Hur has the lead after two rounds of the ShopRite LPGA Classic with comeback kid Paula Creamer right behind.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Fire officials say a second wildfire is forcing evacuations in neighborhoods north of Flagstaff, Ariz.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say they have arrested a California man and charged him with starting a 350-acre wildfire burning near downtown Flagstaff that prompted evacuations of homes and a hotel.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say they have arrested a California man and charged him with starting a 350-acre wildfire burning near downtown Flagstaff that prompted evacuations of homes and a hotel.
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- Snohomish County prosecutors have charged a 12-year-old boy suspected of starting a 2008 fire that killed two boys in a foster home near Arlington.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police identified a man killed in North Portland late Friday as 40-year-old Shawn Decoal Crawford.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Royals center fielder Rick Ankiel has had a setback during his minor league rehab assignment and returned to Kansas City for treatment on his right quadriceps.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Moving day at the U.S. Open went like this: Get your birdies and eagles early and keep the bogeys and bigger numbers to a minimum as Pebble Beach got more difficult.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at a Bellingham apartment complex early Saturday.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- The family of former Major League pitcher Bob Hartman says he has died of an infection following a cancer operation last year. He was 72.
PROVIDENCE FORGE, Va. (AP) -- Paddy O'Prado went wide coming out of the turn and won the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs on Saturday.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) -- Will Power won the pole for the Iowa 250, grabbing the top spot for the fourth time this season and first on an oval track.
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Rockies pitchers Jorge De La Rosa and Taylor Buchholz will begin minor league rehabilitation assignments next week after throwing well in a simulated game Saturday at Coors Field.
BOSTON (AP) -- Manny Ramirez has homered against the Boston Red Sox in his second game back at Fenway Park.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints have agreed to trade tackle Jammal Brown to the Washington Redskins for an undisclosed pick in the 2011 NFL draft.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) -- John Daly was four strokes off the lead after shooting a 1-under 69 in the third round of the Fort Smith Classic on Saturday.
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- A sale of county-owned timber has added $2.5 million to Coos County's general fund.
LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) -- The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says the alpha male is missing from Oregon's only confirmed breeding pair of wolves.
BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox right fielder J.D. Drew is out of the lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers but doesn't think his right hamstring injury will sideline him for long.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff homer to start a big day for the Los Angeles Angels' offense and Jered Weaver pitched seven stellar innings in a 12-0 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Dustin Johnson expects to feel some nerves on the first tee at Pebble Beach, just as he did in February. The difference Sunday is the size of the trophy and the credentials of the player chasing him.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- U.S. Open leader Graeme McDowell has opened his third round with a birdie to extend his lead to three shots.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- Police arrested a man accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill at a Roseburg gas station.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are down a pierogi.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An associate of former NBA player Manute Bol says Bol has died at a Virginia hospital, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Devils have reacquired forward Jason Arnott (ARE-knot).
TORONTO (AP) -- Aaron Hill hit a two-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Defensive lineman Richard Seymour has signed his $12.4 million exclusive franchise tag tender with the Oakland Raiders.
TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) -- The Yakama Nation has warned tribal members to be cautious about giving out personal information to recruiters offering lucrative jobs to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BERGEN, Norway (AP) -- Britain's Dwain Chambers has won the 100 meters in a time of 9.99 seconds on the first day of the European team athletics championships.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa is promising to support an investigation into the death of a man from Corbett, Oregon.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The University of Washington has won a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to reduce energy use at Pacific Northwest hospitals.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Josephine County authorities want the public's help in finding a Grants Pass couple and their 2-year-old son.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's chief of staff is warning about what might happen if Republicans -- who have defended BP over the Gulf oil spill -- were to run Congress after the fall election.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A southern Oregon teacher accused of inappropriately touching a kindergarten girl won't face criminal charges, but he might lose his teacher's license.
SAINT-OMER, France (AP) -- Jamie Elson of England has shot a 3-under 68 to take the lead after the third round of the Saint-Omer Open.
LIESTAL, Switzerland (AP) -- The UCI will perform tests at this year's Tour de France to ensure that racers are not cheating by using motors hidden in their bicycle frames.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have recalled right-handed pitcher Jeff Manship from Triple-A Rochester.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have called up catcher Dane Sardinha from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A Grants Pass man allegedly told police he "went psycho" when he stabbed his 17-year-old girlfriend more than 30 times.
LIESTAL, Switzerland (AP) -- Rui Da Costa of Portugal broke away over the final six miles to win the eighth stage of the Tour of Switzerland.
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani boxing authorities say former amateur boxing leader Anwar Chowdhry has died at 87.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators have acquired defenseman Ryan Parent from the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Dan Hamhuis and a conditional pick in the 2011 draft.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The stepmother of missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman is scheduled to take a second polygraph test Saturday.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Mexico forward Carlos Vela is doubtful for the team's next game against Uruguay with a right leg injury.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state health officials have closed Fidalgo Bay to recreational shellfish harvesting because of potentially deadly levels of paralytic shellfish poison, or red tide.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Former No. 1 Dinara Safina has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a lower back injury which has plagued her since November.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Lake Forest Park man accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl after his teenage son brought the girl to their home has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky man credits a state revenue employee with saving his life when he had a heart attack during a phone call about his income tax bill.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Toy Story 3" has become the favorite plaything for moviegoers as the animated sequel heads to a $100-million-plus opening weekend.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire sex offender is asking the state's highest court to allow him to go to church with a chaperone.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) -- Danica Patrick spent last weekend checking off one of the most important things on any maid of honor's to-do list.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Wimbledon players will be able to revive a lost tradition when the queen visits the tournament for the first time in 33 years.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- A lawyer representing a U.S. attorney accused of minimizing Rwanda's 1994 genocide says his client is at the capital's airport to fly to Kenya days after being granted bail on medical grounds.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- A runner from Kenya has won the Grandma's Marathon.
BERLIN (AP) -- A spokesman for Berlin's Schoenefeld airport says a DC3 plane carrying 25 tourists has made an emergency landing near the airport and seven passengers were slightly injured.
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) -- Jorge Lorenzo will start the British Motorcycle Grand Prix in pole position after recording the fastest lap in qualifying.
BERLIN (AP) -- Tens of thousands of gays, lesbians and other revelers are marching and dancing in downtown Berlin for the German capital's annual gay pride celebration, which features a colorful parade through the heart of the city.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A growing number of candidates in Washington state are shunning mainstream political parties and identifying with very small or apparently invented parties.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- No words were minced in the 1993 Western film "Tombstone" when Ed Bailey tells slick gambler and gunslinger Doc Holliday -- played by actor Val Kilmer -- to scram after their poker game went sour.
Fort Vancouver National Site is hosting a pair of events this weekend. The Brigade Encampment will spotlight re-enactors and volunteers portraying the lifestyles of Hudson’s Bay Company fur brigade employees after their return from a nine-month fur-trapping expedition. The event also includes programs for children.
The Health Professions Quality Assurance office of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers. In April, the Nursing Assistant Program granted the application of Denis A. Nikiforyan and placed his registration on probation for two years. He was convicted of theft on more than one occasion and minor in possession on more than one occasion. He must comply with terms and conditions set against his registration.
It’s college graduation for many students. But that well-deserved sense of accomplishment is tempered by the difficult job market. Frankly, far too many graduates are behind the eight ball and there’s no easy way out.
Births, divorces and court sentencings.
As annexation proceeds, Vancouver will collect fee
The city of Vancouver and the Clark Regional Wastewater District are proposing a partnership in line with the city’s 20-year annexation plans, a blueprint of which was adopted three years ago. “We’re looking at this from a long-term perspective,” said Brian Carlson, the city’s director of public works. “It helps us provide some predictability, consistency and stability.”
The sentencing of a man convicted of attempting to kill his cousin’s husband has been rescheduled. Ibn Aquil, 26, of Baltimore could face more than nine years in prison when he appears before Superior Court Judge Rich Melnick on June 28.
A 39-year-old Cougar man was flown to a hospital by Life Flight helicopter Thursday after he crashed a motorcycle along state Highway 503, also known as Lewis River Road, in Cougar, police say. Rory A. Witham suffered a broken leg and internal injuries in the 4:38 p.m. crash, according to a bulletin from the Washington State Patrol.
Clark County Superior Court Judge James Rulli will be honored today by the family law section of the Washington State Bar Association.
A fundraising Summer Solstice celebration in downtown Vancouver will feature a couple of “fun runs,” live music, a costume contest and other festivities.
The city of Vancouver will host several bike events next week as part of a region-wide Pedalpalooza festival.
Events and services in the Clark County area.
When Tanis Knight and Ina Evers-Martin first began working in the Camas School District, the business office still used carbon paper and statewide curriculum standards hadn’t been established. Computer labs and district offices with personal computers were years away. Instead, the business department used one terminal to input data.
New dialysis clinic planned for Clark County; Woodland wastes time on Arizona law
Cheers: To more choices for kidney dialysis patients. Between aging and population growth, Clark County’s two dialysis centers are swamped with business, with some patients forced to take slots at less-than-ideal times. Now Fresenius Medical Care North America, which does business locally as Pacific Northwest Renal Services, is planning to seek permission to add a $1.8 million facility with either 24 or 26 stations. The state, which licenses dialysis facilities and requires a “certificate of need” for new facilities, has already said an additional 24-station unit is needed. Let’s hope the paperwork filters through the bureaucracy quickly. Cheers: To the city of Battle Ground, which grants incentives, such as reduced fees and streamlined permitting, to new businesses. The incentives were the clincher in the recent deal with Telemark Corp., a California manufacturer of coating equipment and components. Telemark plans to relocate its manufacturing operation, bringing 15 jobs initially and up to 50 as the business grows. It hopes to open in its new space in Battle Ground Corporate Center in September.
A daily list of death notices
Dennis Sparks: “Nightbumpers,” the latest film from Vancouver filmmaker Dennis Sparks, will be shown at 11 a.m. June 26 at Battle Ground Cinema. An incorrect date was included in a story on Friday’s Page D1.
Letters to the editor.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) -- Ekaterina Makarova of Russia has defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (5), 6-4 at the Eastbourne International grass-court event to win her first career title.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- An international human rights group has urged Syrian authorities to drop any new charges against a political activist who has completed his prison sentence.
IRENE, South Africa (AP) -- The U.S. is moving on, with no way to appeal the disallowed goal that would have given the Americans a lead in their 2-2 World Cup tie against Slovenia.
ROME (AP) -- Italian police confiscated some 70,000 balls of mozzarella in Turin after consumers noticed the milky-white cheese quickly developed a bluish tint when the package was opened.
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Celia maintained strength Sunday over the Pacific Ocean well off southern Mexico. Forecasters said it was headed farther out to sea.
MIAMI (AP) -- Sunday is a big day for Dwyane Wade, for reasons most people might not realize.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Slovenia striker Nejc Pecnik is reportedly out of the rest of the World Cup because of a broken ankle.
WETZIKON, Switzerland (AP) -- Team Katusha's sports director says that cyclist Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg has been hospitalized following an apparent heart attack after the seventh stage of the Tour of Switzerland.
KNYSNA, South Africa (AP) -- A French Football Federation official says striker Nicolas Anelka has been thrown off the nation's World Cup squad after reportedly insulting coach Raymond Domenech.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- FIFA is not allowing Brazil and Ivory Coast to practice at Soccer City to preserve the pitch for their Group G match on Sunday.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- FIFA says it's unacceptable that an angry fan broke through security lines and entered the England players' locker room in Cape Town after the 0-0 draw with Algeria.
He wore dark clothing and was intoxicated, police say
A 54-year-old homeless man was hit by a car and critically injured Friday night while crossing East Fourth Plain Boulevard just west of Grand Boulevard. The man was found unconscious with head and other injuries, said Vancouver police Officer Steve Capellas.
LONDON (AP) -- A BP spokeswoman says BP chief executive Tony Hayward is attending a yacht race off the Isle of Wight in southern England.