Stories for March 2, 2010
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle City Council leaders say they won't consider new Mayor Mike McGinn's proposal to ask voters to approve a $243 million bond issue for a new seawall.
SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) -- A bald eagle got a talon tangled in a rope hooked to a dock on Pine Lake in Sammamish, east of Seattle. Neighbors wanted to free the frantic bird but weren't quite sure how.
Portland in good playoff position after 4-1 road trip
It all comes down to consistency for Trail Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard. Pritchard said the Blazers had been “fluid” all year. A slew of injuries and lineup changes had forced Portland to react and adapt on the fly through the NBA All-Star break. But as the final part of the season has arrived, so have the Blazers.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- An Army veteran charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his neighbor has filed notice that he'll rely on an insanity defense. Jarrod William Pardun also says in that filing that he didn't intend to kill 59-year-old Stephen Thurston last July 18.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Charles Garcia finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season, and Seattle coasted past Portland State 93-80 on Tuesday night.
Hockinson area gets a sidewalk - but will it lose a restaurant because of it?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 24 points, hitting 14 of 15 free throws, and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away with a dominating third-quarter run for a 122-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Ilya Kovalchuk scored a power-play goal against Olympic teammate Evgeni Nabokov to cap New Jersey's three-goal second period and the Devils returned from a two-week break by beating the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Tuesday night.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns says excessive force was used in a case in which a police officer let his dog go after a man who turned out to be a homeowner, not a prowler.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Robin Smeulders scored 12 points as Portland pulled away down the stretch for a 72-49 victory over Lewis & Clark College in a non-conference game Tuesday night that ended the regular season.
TORONTO (AP) -- Some very special pieces of Canadian Olympic hockey equipment are missing.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Djibril Thiam scored 13 points, and Wyoming pulled away from Air Force late to end its eight-game losing streak with a 58-49 victory Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A new national survey says U.S. teachers are more interested in school reform and student achievement than their paychecks.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Darius Johnson-Odom scored 22 points and Marquette used an 18-0 run straddling halftime to beat Louisville 69-48 on Tuesday night and improve its NCAA tournament hopes at the expense of another bubble team.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Andy McDonald scored his team-leading 20th goal and T.J. Oshie added a goal and an assist to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kevin Murphy had 18 points and hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 6 seconds left to give Tennessee Tech a 68-65 win over Austin Peay on Tuesday night in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.
CHARLESTON, Ill (AP) -- T.J. Marion scored 15 points and Eastern Illinois ran its winning streak to eight with a 68-61 victory over Eastern Kentucky in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals Tuesday night.
DALLAS (AP) -- Alexander Frolov had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Quick stopped 31 shots and the Los Angeles Kings came roaring out of the Olympic break with a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jon Diebler once again lit up Illinois from behind the arc, hitting seven 3-pointers for 21 points, to lead No. 6 Ohio State to a 73-57 victory on Tuesday night that assured the Buckeyes of at least a share of the Big Ten title.
TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Alexei Ponikarovsky to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Luca Caputi and defenseman Martin Skoula.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Thousands of people are at a vigil in a San Diego suburb for a 17-year-old girl whose body is believed to have been found five days after she went to a park for a jog.
DENVER (AP) -- A Washington man who asked for a trial on allegations he threatened a Colorado abortion doctor is asking for a hearing to enter a plea.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Maurice Bolden and Gary Flowers had double-doubles as Southern Mississippi held off Tulane 66-57 on Tuesday night.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Matt Bouldin scored 15 points and No. 18 Gonzaga closed its regular season Tuesday night with a 78-59 pounding of overmatched Cal State Bakersfield.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Chase Simon scored 24 points and Eli Holman had 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead Detroit past Valparaiso 89-82 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament Tuesday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ruslan Fedotenko had a goal and an assist and Sidney Crosby -- in his first game since winning the Olympics for Canada -- set up Sergei Gonchar's 200th career goal to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Tuesday night.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- Ivan Aska scored 17 points to lead five players in double figures in Murray State's 84-71 win over Tennessee State in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament on Tuesday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jason Arnott scored the tiebreaking goal 5:02 into the third period, lifting the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- James Eayrs had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated Illinois-Chicago 73-67 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament Tuesday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 39 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook added 30 points and 13 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder finished a perfect three-game homestand by beating the pesky Sacramento Kings 113-107 on Tuesday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Reserve forward Casey Crawford had career highs with 20 points and six 3-pointers, and Colorado ended its 36-game Big 12 road losing streak with an 81-68 victory over lowly Nebraska on Tuesday night.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Kenneth Faried scored 24 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to lead Morehead State to an 87-54 rout over Jacksonville State on Tuesday night in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Trevor Booker closed out his home career at Clemson with 21 points to lead the surging Tigers to a 91-80 victory over Georgia Tech on Tuesday night.
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Zaire Taylor drove the length of the floor and banked in a layup at the buzzer to lead Missouri past Iowa State 69-67 in overtime Tuesday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Richards had a goal and three assists, and the Philadelphia Flyers used a five-goal third period to win their fifth straight game, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 on Tuesday night.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Nate Robinson scored 14 points in 16 minutes, Rajon Rondo added 15 points and 11 assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons 105-100 on Tuesday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Vancouver defenseman Christian Ehrhoff scored 1:33 into overtime as the Canucks rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Tuesday.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Tanisha Smith scored 19 points, Danielle Adams added 18 and No. 15 Texas A&M cruised to a 78-55 win over 11th-ranked Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- J.P. Primm scored 23 points and dished out 11 assists in North Carolina-Asheville's 84-73 win over High Point in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference tournament on Tuesday night.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Tweety Carter scored 18 points to lead No. 21 Baylor past Texas Tech 86-68 on Tuesday night, the Bears' sixth win in seven games.
MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade had 35 points and 12 assists, and the Miami Heat snapped a four-game slide by digging deep late to beat the undermanned Golden State Warriors 110-106 on Tuesday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Deon Thompson scored 14 points in his final home game to help North Carolina hold off Miami 69-62 on Tuesday night and become just the second team in NCAA history with 2,000 victories.
OTTAWA (AP) -- Ryan Callahan had two goals, and the New York Rangers scored three times within 2:02 late in the second period of a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Bryquis Perine scored 21 points, helping Wisconsin-Green Bay beat Youngstown State 81-67 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament Tuesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Rich Peverley scored and added an assist to reach 100 career points, and Johan Hedberg made 34 saves as the Atlanta Thrashers defeated Florida 4-2 on Tuesday night.
TORONTO (AP) -- Chad LaRose had a goal and two assists, Justin Peters stopped 32 shots and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 Tuesday night in the teams' first game since the break for the Vancouver Olympics.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Norris Cole scored 15 points, dished out 11 assists and had four steals to lead Cleveland State to an 80-66 win over Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday night in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Dominique Jones scored 20 points and made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:58 left to lead South Florida to a 63-59 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night.
RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- Art Parakhouski scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Radford past Charleston Southern 64-61 in overtime in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference tournament on Tuesday night.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Blake Comeau had his first career hat trick and ignited a four-goal, second-period rally to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
BOSTON (AP) -- Glen Metropolit tied the game early in the third period, and Maxim Lapierre scored the go-ahead goal for Montreal on Tuesday night as the Canadiens scored four times in the final period to beat the Boston Bruins 4-1.
NEW YORK (AP) -- In their latest round of bickering, the NFL and its players' association have exchanged prickly statements disputing whether players will have to take pay cuts as part of a new collective bargaining agreement.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Scottie Reynolds scored all of his 17 points in the second half Tuesday night, and No. 9 Villanova let most of its late 16-point lead slip away before holding on for a 77-73 victory over Cincinnati.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- Reggie Middleton scored 26 points and Mantoris Robinson had a double-double as Winthrop held off Liberty 80-72 on Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference tournament.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jamar Abrams scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half and East Carolina rallied from a 14-point deficit in the final 13 minutes to defeat Central Florida 68-66 on Tuesday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks have placed defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic on injured reserve with a lower body injury.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Chad Gray and Logan Johnson each scored 21 points to lead Coastal Carolina to an 82-73 win over Virginia Military Institute on Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference tournament.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state House has approved a plan to expand the way tolls can be spent on the State Route 520 replacement project.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- John Jenkins scored 18 points, A.J. Ogilvy added 16 and No. 13 Vanderbilt beat Florida 64-60 on Tuesday night, delivering a blow to the Gators' NCAA tournament hopes.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Fifth-year seniors Andy Rautins and Arinze Onuaku made their final home game at Syracuse one to remember, combining for 35 points and the Orange beat St. John's 85-66 on Tuesday night in their first game in two decades as the No. 1 team in the nation.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Randy Culpepper scored 32 points to lead No. 24 Texas-El Paso to an 80-76 victory over Marshall on Tuesday night, clinching the Miners' first outright Conference USA championship.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- DeShawn Sims scored 23 points Tuesday night to help Michigan top Minnesota 83-55 in its home finale.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- D.C. United defender Marc Burch will be sidelined four months following foot surgery, and midfielder Clyde Simms will be out four weeks after a knee operation.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller received a standing ovation in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night for leading the United States to an Olympic silver medal -- cheers louder than those given the Penguins' own Sidney Crosby.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- La Salle University says women's basketball coach Tom Lochner won't return next season.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama forward JaMychal Green has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules.
WASHINGTON — A Republican that had been stubbornly blocking a stopgap measure to extend help for the jobless relented on Tuesday under withering assaults from Democrats and dwindling support within his own party. Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky had been single-handedly blocking the $10 billion measure, causing federal furloughs and threatening the unemployment benefits of hundreds of thousands of people. He was seeking to force Democrats to find ways to finance the bill so that it wouldn’t add to the deficit, but his move sparked a political tempest that has subjected Republicans to withering media coverage and cost the party politically.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce was a late addition to the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Detroit Pistons.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has named the deputy director of the Oregon Lottery as its interim director.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Turns out the New York Yankees' World Series shares didn't set a record.
Federal investigators say a member of the Oregon Air National Guard stole ATVs, motorcyles and electronics, then used Craigslist.com to resell many of the items.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The first-place Washington Capitals have 20 games to iron out the kinks before the playoffs start.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed wide receiver Troy Williamson, hoping he can fill the void left by Torry Holt's departure.
OTTAWA (AP) -- Marian Gaborik missed the New York Rangers' first game back from the NHL's Olympic break Tuesday night in Ottawa due to an unspecified lower-body injury.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Paraguayan forward Salvador Cabanas has been moved from a hospital to a clinic as he recovers from a Jan. 25 shooting.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Outfielder Justin Upton and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $51.25 million, six-year contract.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Diamondbacks and young All-Star outfielder Justin Upton are closing in on a six-year contract.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Defending Iditarod champion Lance Mackey, who also has won the Yukon Quest four times, plans to bypass both long-distance sled dog races next year and focus on the lower 48 mushing circuit.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street is experiencing inflammation in his right shoulder, a condition he calls normal for this point in spring training and one he said is improving.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks have traded defenseman Nick Boynton to the Chicago Blackhawks for future considerations.
The Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a first-degree murder and attempted murder conviction of a Vancouver gang member. A jury convicted Orlin Antonio Campos-Cerna in the Oct. 11, 2007, shooting of a rival gang member and a passenger in his car. He was sentenced in November 2008 to 55 years in prison.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Gov. Ted Kulongoski is gearing up for a tough water year in the Klamath Basin.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state has changed its method of execution from a three-drug cocktail to a one-drug system.
SEATTLE (AP) -- King County prosecutors have charged a 49-year-old Seattle man with first-degree animal cruelty after he allegedly tried to kill his dog with a hammer.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has withdrawn its bid for a new immigration detention facility in Yakima.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire's budget director is taking a new job at the State Investment Board.
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) -- OM Seafood Co. is recalling oysters that were harvested from Yaquina Bay on the Oregon coast and distributed to nine other states.
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) -- OM Seafood Co. said Tuesday it is recalling oysters harvested last month from Yaquina Bay at Newport on the Oregon coast.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A longtime fixture in downtown Medford is closing, the victim of the recession.
CARLTON, Ore. (AP) -- Yamhill County sheriff's Capt. Ken Summers says a Lafayette, Ore., man has been arrested after he allegedly walked into Carlton's City Hall and indicated to employees that he might have a bomb.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jessica Simpson says she's "a little bit angry" with ex-boyfriend John Mayer for an interview he gave to Playboy magazine in which he called the singer "sexual napalm."
STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) -- Skamania County authorities say they are continuing a scaled-back search for a canoeist who is missing on the Columbia River near Stevenson.
LONDON (AP) -- Brazil defeated Ireland 2-0 in a World Cup warmup match on Tuesday night, getting an own-goal by Keith Andrews followed by Robinho's goal in the second half.
SHINE, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Department of Transportation says the Hood Canal Bridge will close at night next week to perform tests after a hydraulic problem was fixed.
GLENDALE, Ariz (AP) -- Gavin Floyd pitched two scoreless innings for the Chicago White Sox while teammate Daniel Cabrera struggled Tuesday in a practice game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
SEATTLE (AP) -- An emergency room nurse from Renton who was working as a medical volunteer in Haiti has died of a heart attack.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma sophomore guard Willie Warren will have season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his injured right ankle.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- A mad emu gave deputies a Texas-sized hard time.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes reassigned rookie defenseman David Schlemko to their AHL affiliate in San Antonio on Tuesday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The struggling New Jersey Nets have come up with another gimmick to sell tickets in a season where they have won only six games.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State basketball coach Craig Robinson has agreed in principle to a two-year contract extension.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Luke Hochevar, the overall No. 1 draft pick of the 2006 amateur draft, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals that will pay him $1.76 million in the major leagues.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Luke Hochevar, the overall No. 1 draft pick of the 2006 amateur draft, has agreed to a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Kansas City Royals.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery needs surgery to repair his right hip and will miss the rest of the season.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. says its chief executive will retire in May and be succeeded by the current chief financial officer.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- When Maryland's schedule came out, forward Landon Milbourne quickly checked to see when the Terrapins were hosting Duke.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley nearly came to blows during the first stop of a whirlwind publicity tour at the Nokia Theater in Times Square.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Two athletic clothing makers are having a dispute over the "Finish Strong" mantra adopted by the New Orleans Saints in their championship run last season.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Casper Wells hit a three-run homer, Ryan Strieby added a two-run shot Tuesday and the Detroit Tigers opened their exhibition season with a 13-1 victory over Florida Southern.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- The national champion Alabama football team's visit to the White House is set.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas freshman point guard Lauren Flores will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in practice.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Tommy Hanson threw two scoreless innings for Atlanta, but the New York Mets spoiled the last spring training opener for Braves manager Bobby Cox with a 4-2 victory Tuesday.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Police say a man was shot to death in Yakima in a dispute over an informal rap music contest.
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Pro Bowl will be played before the Super Bowl when it returns to Honolulu next year.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent defensive tackle Marlon Favorite.
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- Big changes are coming to the Coast Guard's organization in the Pacific Northwest.
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic was upset in the first round of the Monterrey Open on Tuesday, losing 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova.
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- Third-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia defeated Anna Tatishvli of Georgia 6-1, 6-2 Tuesday in the first round of the Monterrey Open.
SEATTLE (AP) -- In one of the oldest cold cases in Seattle, King County prosecutors charged a 71-year-old suspect Tuesday with murder in a slaying that took place in 1972.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have signed defensemen Marek Zidlicky and Clayton Stoner to contract extensions.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- If Billy Butler's breakthrough year had come in New York, Los Angeles or Boston, maybe the barrel-chested first baseman would be one of baseball's most celebrated young hitters.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Services Group of America Inc. has named its president and chief operating officer as the firm's CEO.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The angry man of the Senate is at it again.
OTTAWA (AP) -- The Ottawa Senators have acquired veteran defenseman Andy Sutton from the New York Islanders in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2010 NHL draft.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gilbert Arenas says he'd have "no problem" playing for the Washington Wizards again.
BERLIN (AP) -- German tennis player Tommy Haas could be facing a long absence from the ATP Tour after undergoing surgery on his right hip.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska center Jacob Hickman had an invitation to be among more than 300 pro prospects showcasing themselves at the NFL combine in Indianapolis the past several days.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Sacramento Kings forward Andres Nocioni has been suspended by the NBA for two games without pay after pleading no contest in California to drunken driving.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has passed stopgap legislation to extend help for the jobless and keep federal highway dollars flowing.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senator who had been single-handedly holding up stopgap legislation to extend help for the jobless and keep federal highway dollars flowing has finally relented.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Republican in the Senate is predicting that a stopgap measure to extend help for the unemployed and keep federal highway dollars flowing will soon pass.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Matt Whitney was a big shot in high school, an All-American third baseman and a can't-miss prospect. These days the former first-round draft pick is with his third big-league organization and remains a prospect, though perhaps it's not such a sure thing.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Earthquakes say that midfielder Andre Luiz underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A man accused of shooting a Medford car salesman during a test drive has been arraigned on attempted aggravated murder and six other charges.
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Former Czechoslovakia star Lubos Kubik, who played against the United States at the 1990 World Cup, has been hired as an assistant coach of the American national team.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors leading scorer Monta Ellis underwent an MRI exam on his injured back that revealed a strain, and he isn't expected to join the team at all during its five-game road trip.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Thrashers have signed 48-year-old defenseman Chris Chelios.
LONDON (AP) -- Fabio Capello urged fans to support John Terry when he plays against Egypt on Wednesday night despite the England coach's decision drop him as captain.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The earthquake in Chile has brought new attention to a dangerous undersea fault along the Pacific Northwest.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo says Oregon schools report fewer students for this school year.
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- American players hoping to make an impression on U.S. coach Bob Bradley before he picks his World Cup roster have one last chance Wednesday night.
Prosecutors have issued a warrant of first-degree attempted murder for a Vancouver man accused of stabbing a man early Monday at a Southeast 84th Court home.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Shortly after his team pulled out a tough win over Missouri, Kansas State coach Frank Martin turned his attention to Wednesday's game against Kansas.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gov. Rick Perry has defeated Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in their tough primary fight to become the Republican Party's nominee for Texas governor.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has conceded the Republican Texas gubernatorial primary to Gov. Rick Perry.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Former Houston Mayor Bill White has won the Democratic nomination for Texas governor, outpacing six challengers and giving his party its best hope in years to take back the office.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The man accused of being the getaway driver in the Lakewood police killings has been charged with aggravated murder, which could carry the death penalty.
NORTH POWDER, Ore. (AP) -- The Union County sheriff's office says a Heppner man was killed in a skiing accident at the Anthony Lakes ski area.
BLAINE, Wash. (AP) -- During the Winter Olympics at Vancouver, British Columbia, nearly 200,000 vehicles crossed the border from Washington state into Canada.
A two-day old search for a missing Stevenson man has been scaled back, according to a press release from the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office. A multi-agency search began Sunday after Jimmie Caldwell, 55, was reported missing.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The state Transportation Department has asked the four contractor groups interested in digging a $1 billion tunnel along the Seattle waterfront to submit a draft version of their proposals.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, where nearly 300 media gathered last month to report on Tiger Woods' first public appearance since confessing to affairs, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
BOSTON (AP) -- Patrice Bergeron arrived back in Boston and rejoined his Bruins teammates but did not take part in the pregame skate and will not play Tuesday night against Montreal because of a groin injury.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon jobless rate for January is still stuck at pretty much the same place it has been since last fall at nearly 11 percent, but revised figures show the peak was a little lower than first reported for 2009.
TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) -- A backhoe operator was fatally injured in a construction accident at a Bonneville Power Administration substation on the Hanford nuclear reservation.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland man is suing the operator of Eugene's Hilton hotel and conference center, saying he hurt his back when hotel employees told him to jump to safety from a stuck elevator.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain has had his bullpen session pushed back by at least one day because of flulike symptoms.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was scratched from a Texas Rangers intrasquad game for the second consecutive day Tuesday because of a bruised left shoulder.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The federal government is offering billions of dollars to help the lowest-performing schools across the country. About four dozen schools in Washington state will be invited to apply for turnaround money to help them reinvent themselves.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state saw an increase in jobs in January, the first monthly gain in employment here since November 2008.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Several media outlets are reporting federal investigators want to talk to Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran regarding a Canadian doctor accused of selling an unapproved drug.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- More than a dozen states have formed an alliance to battle dismal college completion rates and figure out how to get more students to follow through and earn their diplomas.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- John Daly has been suspended five times and cited 21 times for not giving his best effort on the PGA Tour. Those are among details contained in a 456-page disciplinary file that has become public record through a lawsuit.
Garrick Dahlen's condition has been "upgraded," according to an email from his family.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The original Red Robin restaurant in Seattle near the University of Washington will close March 21.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and then shooting himself in the face was in court in Olympia in a wheelchair and wearing an eye patch.
ALLISON, Iowa (AP) -- A jury has convicted an Iowa man of first-degree murder in the shooting of a nationally known high school football coach.
ALLISON, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa judge says the jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a former football player accused of fatally shooting his high school coach.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A judge will decide whether a Vancouver man accused of stabbing his sister to death was insane.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The driver of a truck that struck and killed a bicycle rider Monday night in Spokane was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- The city of Vancouver is looking at selling unused property to bolster the general fund.
TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) -- The company that operates the nuclear power plant on the Hanford nuclear reservation has won a $57 million federal court ruling against the Energy Department.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods is back at home after a week of family counseling in Arizona and is trying to get back into a routine that includes golf and fitness, according to a person with knowledge of his schedule.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- More than 1,500 people attended the public memorial service for slain Tacoma teacher Jennifer Paulson on Tuesday at the Life Center Church in Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- About 2,000 people attended the public memorial service for slain Tacoma teacher Jennifer Paulson Tuesday at the Life Center Church in Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The public memorial service for slain Tacoma teacher Jennifer Paulson is at noon Tuesday at the Life Center Church in Tacoma.
VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman dropped another strong hint Tuesday that right-hander Stephen Strasburg, the top pick in June's amateur draft, is destined to start the season in the minor leagues.
KISSIMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Houston All-Star first baseman Lance Berkman will sit out the Astros' spring training opener Thursday after bruising his left knee.
LONDON (AP) -- An English dog-owner has been fined after taking his pet for a stroll while driving next to him in his car.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Iverson will not return to the Philadelphia 76ers this season.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A police spokesman in Iraq's volatile Diyala province says three suicide bombings have killed at least 29 and wounded more than 40 people in the city of Baqouba.
Five other local teams fell short over weekend
The Camas-Washougal Fire defeated the Tri-Mountain Avalanche 3-0 on Sunday, winning the boys under-18 age division of the Washington Youth Soccer developmental-level state tournament.
Community scoreboard for March 2
Public can comment on plans for land near WSU Vancouver
Clark County has scheduled four public sessions on whether to allow urban building on a square mile southeast of Washington State University Vancouver. The affected area, almost all of it zoned for residential lots of about 6,000 square feet, is bounded to the west by Northeast 50th Avenue, the east by 72nd Avenue, the south by 119th Street and the north by 139th Street.
Placement decision vital to 50-year-old restaurant
The Quay Restaurant & Bar this month marked its 50th year in business on the Columbia River’s northern shoreline, where it gives diners a view of the Interstate 5 Bridge’s silhouette. As the restaurant celebrates its longevity, it also faces questions about its future.
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The findings of a special audit of the city of Washougal will be released this month.
State hopes to grab second-round education funds, but catch-up strategy lacks punch
Gov. Chris Gregoire and the state Senate are trying hard to qualify for the second round of federal education funding in the $4.3 billion “Race to the Top” program. The governor has proposed significant reform measures in response to federal demands, and the Senate on Feb. 11 passed a bill that likely will enhance the state’s eligibility. But two factors continue to conspire against Washingtonians as our elected officials — in these most devastating economic times — try desperately to munch one of the federal-funding carrots dangling before us. First, sitting on the starting blocks is not a good strategy when the starter’s gun sounds. Last year, Washington state officials didn’t even apply for the first round of “Race to the Top” funding because it was so obvious we didn’t have a chance at qualifying. This state’s education system is so entrenched in mediocrity and so change-resistant that our only hope is for second-round Race funding this summer.
About-face may spare popular programs in Clark County
State legislators have reversed course, acting to restore funds for alternative learning programs that serve thousands of Washington public school students, including hundreds in Clark County.
Vancouver Lake lowlands site will sell credits to port, others
An old cattle pasture in the Vancouver Lake lowlands will become an ecologically rich wetland — and, not coincidentally, a lucrative source of income for the private company transforming the 154-acre property at the Port of Vancouver. State environmental regulators on Monday certified the wetland mitigation bank proposed by Habitat Bank Inc. of Woodinville.
We are a nation up to our eyeballs in buttercream icing, ganache, fondant and the cakes that support them. Layer cakes. Cupcakes. Bundt cakes. It is a passionate love affair. Fantastically decorated sweets fill bakery shelves, TV screens and cookbooks.
Nautilus Inc. returned to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2009, after restructuring to focus on its consumer business. The quarter ending Dec. 31 marked the company’s first profitable quarter in at least two years, according to regulatory filings.
Byers, David E., 85, Vancouver, died Feb. 26, 2010. Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, 360-892-6060. Crane, Stephen P. “Steve,” 58, Vancouver, died Feb. 22, 2010. Brown’s Funeral Home, 360-835-3692. Guthmiller, Jeffrey L., 59, Vancouver, died Feb. 25, 2010. Layne’s Funeral Home, 360-687-3143. Hobart, Loren T., 61, Plains, Mont., died Feb. 28, 2010. Sunset Hills Funeral Home, 406-826-5653. Hough, Thomas P., 85, Vancouver, died Feb. 26, 2010. Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, 360-892-6060. Knight, Richard B., 70, Woodland, died Feb. 25, 2010. Woodland Funeral Home, 360-225-8441. Knox, Richard A. III, 61, Vancouver, died March 1, 2010. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation, 360-834-4563. Schmitendorf, Kenneth J., 59, Battle Ground, died Feb. 26, 2010. Layne’s Funeral Home, 360-687-3143. Shoulders, Thomas L., 78, Vancouver, died Feb. 24, 2010. Heritage Memorial, 503-844-2788. Wolle, Dale, 68, Vancouver, died Feb. 27, 2010. Davies Cremation & Burial Services, 360-693-1036.
The Port of Camas-Washougal’s three-member board of commissioners has changed its twice-monthly meeting schedule to start at 5 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of the month.
The Pacific Northwest continues to break records for warmer-than-average weather. Seattle, for instance, at Sea-Tac Airport, has now recorded its warmest combined January-February on record at 46.9 degrees. It is the second-warmest if you factor in the downtown Seattle records, which go back to 1891. The warmest downtown was January-February 1941 at 47 degrees.
The city of Battle Ground is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on its civil service commission.
Folks who live in east Clark County can learn to protect themselves, their family and neighbors in a disaster by taking Community Emergency Response Team training.
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A Vancouver family and two Vancouver businesses will be featured in tonight’s episode of HGTV’s “My First Place.”
These days, it seems like profit has become a dirty word. To hear some politicians talk, you’d think making money was a bad thing — and that those who do should be taxed and regulated to death. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
Wacom today released its latest electronic pen and display for professional photographers, designers, artists and animators.
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City will look into selling parcels to bolster general fund
It’s almost like a real estate garage sale. The city of Vancouver has about 300 surplus real estate property parcels on its hands, accumulated over several decades and left over from road construction, past purchases and other projects.
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union says some 100 million people using Microsoft Corp. software will be asked to choose between rival Web browsers by mid-May under a deal it struck with the company to settle antitrust action.