Stories for November 11, 2010
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- President Barack Obama says that while Asia's rapid growth will lead to competition for jobs, countries shouldn't have to prosper at the expense of other nations.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregonian says documents in an Oregon lawsuit suggest that managers for Kellogg, Brown and Root had medical tests indicating workers at an Iraqi water treatment plant being guarded by National Guard troops had significant exposure to the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Dan Boyle scored the tying goal on a second-period power play and added the shootout winner in the San Jose Sharks' 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Justin Williams scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 13:09 to play, Jonathan Quick made 27 saves and the Los Angeles Kings matched the best home start in franchise history with a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Malcolm Long threw two touchdown passes, Blake Erickson kicked three field goals and South Carolina State beat Morgan State 32-10 on Thursday night.
One person taken to hospital
Firefighters from Vancouver and Camas on Thursday night battled a blaze that gutted one unit of a duplex townhouse near Southeast McGillivray Boulevard and Blairmont Drive in Cascade Park.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- A 50-year-old Lolo man accused of striking and killing a pedestrian in a drunken-driving crash in Missoula will be charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland police say a 75-year-old man apparently mistook the gas pedal for the brake when his car struck a 22-month-old boy who later died.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Bend, Oregon, police say they have arrested a man for investigation of murder in the disappearance of his wife.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Jordan Todman ran for 222 yards, including 4 on a key fourth-down conversion, and Connecticut beat Pittsburgh 30-28 to bring the Panthers back to the pack in the Big East.
It's key to comfort, appearance
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota coach Tubby Smith has suspended guard Devoe Joseph indefinitely for a violation of team rules.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier broke his right hand in Thursday's game against the Washington Capitals and will be sidelined from three to four weeks.
OTTAWA (AP) -- Daniel Sedin and Alex Burrows each had a goal and an assist, and Henrik Sedin also had two points to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 6-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
BOSTON (AP) -- Officials from the new Boston Garden are trying to identify a woman who can be seen on an internet video kicking a hole in a bathroom pillar.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Calgary Flames forward Brett Sutter was briefly jailed on suspicion of assault after getting into a fight outside a Scottsdale bar.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Boeing Co. says an electrical fire that forced a Boeing 787 test plane to make an emergency landing caused "significant" damage to a power panel and spread to a nearby insulation blanket.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons played a scoreless first quarter in the matchup of AFC and NFC co-leaders.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The entire New York Jets organization is doing push-ups for penalties -- from the players to the owner.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Caracortado defeated Cherokee Heaven by 134 lengths to win his turf debut in Thursday's $55,504 feature at Hollywood Park.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida coach Urban Meyer says the NCAA has granted Florida cornerback Moses Jenkins a fifth year of eligibility.
MIAMI (AP) -- Dan Uggla says he still hopes to reach an agreement on a long-term contract with the Florida Marlins, even though they've broken off negotiations.
ATLANTA (AP) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Atlanta likely will have to build a new stadium if it wants to host another Super Bowl.
POMONA, Calif. (AP) -- Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan took the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, earning three bonus points with a blistering 4.139-second pass at 293.86 mph Thursday.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White is active for Thursday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens and scheduled to start.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Expected to lift the San Francisco 49ers into the playoffs for the first time in eight years, the team's inconsistent defense has a new sense of commitment to get it done entering the second half of the season.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Two more inmates have died due to a prison fire near El Salvador's capital, bringing the toll to 19.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals "rested" running back Beanie Wells on Thursday, raising questions about whether the running back will be able to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
LONDON (AP) -- Rolls-Royce Group PLC says the failure of a Qantas A380 engine last week was specific to the Trent 900 series of engines and confined to specific component of the turbine engine that started an oil fire.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Matt Hasselbeck is back at the helm of the Seattle Seahawks.
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Bruins rookie Tyler Seguin has an endorsement deal with Dunkin' Donuts.
VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver will stand for $20,000 at WinStar Farm.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived guard Maurice Ager.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Republican Congressman Doc Hastings doesn't garner much attention outside his sweeping U.S. House district in central Washington. That's likely to change with GOP control of the chamber come January.
Clark County trio help Lions turn around fortunes
Playing for a national championship this weekend was not exactly on the radar when the Multnomah University volleyball team gathered to prepare for the 2010 season. But after winning four matches in the past two season — just one a year ago — the Portland school reached the National Christian College Athletic Association’s Division II national tournament, today through Saturday in Kissimmee, Fla.
VILLANOVA (AP) -- Villanova freshman forward JayVaughn Pinkston has been charged with two counts of simple assault and harassment and will be held out of games until the university's review is completed.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The NCAA ruled Kentucky freshman center Enes Kanter permanently ineligible to play for the Wildcats, though the school will appeal the decision.
Preview of Stevenson vs. Meridian high school football playoff game
PHOENIX (AP) -- NASCAR has inspected the cars the three championship contenders plan to race in next week's season finale.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Travis Pastrana has signed a deal with Michael Waltrip Racing that could put him in NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide series as early as next year.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Yes, Oregon cornerback and punt returner Cliff Harris is brash. Just ask him, and he responds with a smile and a cocky "So what?"
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Safety Chris Clemons and tight end Anthony Fasano have returned to practice for the Miami Dolphins.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Oft-injured Fred Taylor hopes to play for the Patriots on Sunday after missing five games with two painful toes.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets might consider speeding things up on offense more often.
BOSTON (AP) -- The families of two Washington state newlyweds slain by a convicted killer after he was prematurely released from prison in Massachusetts have filed a federal wrongful death suit.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Brandon Marshall says the Miami Dolphins are going to the playoffs regardless of who plays quarterback.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The players union has rejected a proposal from the NFL on long-term care for former players, saying the supplemental policy will exclude too many of those players.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina has formally broken ties from the tutor linked to the ongoing NCAA investigation of its athletic program.
Preview of Camas vs. Juanita high school football playoff game
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Spurs rookie James Anderson has a stress fracture in his right foot that is expected to keep him out for two months.
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Never one to shy away from making an honest, off-the-cuff comment, Idaho coach Robb Akey started by saying if anyone wanted to talk about last week's blowout lost, they'd better be prepared to start hitting the "bleep" button.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Tom Brady's statistics didn't wow Ben Roethlisberger as much as his winning did.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The woman who allegedly received lewd photos and inappropriate text messages from Brett Favre has met with NFL investigators, her agent says.
Clark County observes Veterans Day
Navajo Code Talker David Patterson was the keynote speaker this morning when hundreds of people gathered to celebrate Veterans Day at a historic Vancouver cemetery. The Marine Corps veteran discussed the role he and other Navajo men played during World War II combat in the Pacific. Their tribal language was the basis for a communications system that helped U.S. forces relay orders and information quickly and securely, in a code the Japanese were unable to break.
On this 11-11, our state turns 121
Today, on the 11th day of the 11th month, Washington state turns 121 years old.
LA PLATA, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina will face Bolivia on July 1 at La Plata in the opener of the Copa America, the South American championship.
Preview of Skyview vs. Auburn high school football playoff game
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- Police say it didn't take them long to locate an Idaho man suspected in the robbery of a Cedars Inn -- he was next door at The Alibi bar.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bearursa, the 6-5 favorite, held off Rogue's Jewel by a nose Thursday to win the $44,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct.
PARIS (AP) -- China has won the gold medal in men's team, upsetting Italy at the fencing world championships.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason calls his $10,000 fine for a hit to the head of New Orleans receiver Marques Colston unwarranted and plans to appeal.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Now we know what was wrong with a young black bear that appeared to be stuck in a creek in the back yard of a home near Issaquah.
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) -- Washington wildlife agents have tranquilized a bear that appeared to be in trouble in a backyard in Issaquah.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Tuning into the World Series this year, Brandon Weeden felt like it was another lifetime when he was playing baseball.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Skylar Diggins welcomes the challenge. Give her the ball at the point and Notre Dame's star sophomore guard will gladly take charge of running the team.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bruce Willis, famous for his movie roles, believes the real stars are the military and veterans.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Percy Harvin has missed another practice for the Minnesota Vikings.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Soccer's annual draft of amateur players will be held Jan. 13 in Baltimore in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The November elections are forcing Oregon lawmakers to get creative if they want to accomplish anything in the next legislative session.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- T.J. Oshie, one of the St. Louis Blues' top forwards, will be out indefinitely with a fractured left ankle.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer says he's returning to practice on a limited basis, going easy on his sore passing shoulder.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Two-time winner Andre Greipel of Germany will defend his title at January's Tour Down Under, the first event of the 2011 Pro Tour.
LONDON (AP) -- The head of management company IMG has told tennis' anti-corruption group that he hasn't bet on the sport since current rules barring gambling were enacted nearly two years ago.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith was forced to leave practice on Thursday after hurting a pectoral muscle.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- Umatilla County District Attorney Dean Gushwa says he is innocent of any wrongdoing one day after the Oregon Department of Justice charged him with five counts of official misconduct, alleging Gushwa used his office to obtain sexual gratification and then cover it up.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Jake Delhomme's comeback season has been a disaster. But although he's been injured and lost his job to rookie Colt McCoy, the veteran quarterback says he will abide by whatever decision coach Eric Mangini makes about his starter.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Juan Samuel to be their third-base coach.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A new study finds major gains in the number of minority head coaches at college football's highest level but less progress in other leadership positions.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state's first new ferry in more than a decade will make its inaugural run Sunday from Whidbey Island to Port Townsend with Gov. Chris Gregoire and a boatload of 300 other officials and invited guests.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Free safety Nate Allen and right guard Max Jean-Gilles won't practice Thursday, and might not play when the Philadelphia Eagles visit Washington on Monday night.
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) -- No one but the city council will be making laws in Puyallup (pew-AL'-up).
ROCHESTER, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol estimates a woman was driving about 100 miles per hour when she crashed into a utility pole in the Thurston County town of Rochester and died.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Many NFL players believe they should have more of a voice in the handing out of fines and suspensions for illegal hits.
MONTREAL (AP) -- The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenseman Ryan O'Byrne to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Michael Bournival.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Rickie Fowler is making an early move toward his first PGA Tour victory.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Boeing says orders for 787s were flat in the week that ended Tuesday, after gaining 8 from Saudi Arabian Airlines and losing 8 from a leasing company.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Boeing says it lost eight 787 orders in the week that ended Tuesday, the same day that one of the planes made an emergency landing.
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Red Bulls defender Tim Ream and forward Juan Agudelo are among five players who could make their U.S. national team debuts in Wednesday's exhibition at South Africa.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carlos Beltran would consider waiving his no-trade clause if the New York Mets approach him with a deal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The talent drain began two years ago and the Pac-10 is still in recovery mode.
SEATTLE (AP) -- New federal data shows the number of deportations of illegal immigrants from Washington, Oregon and Alaska dropped by nearly nine percent during the last fiscal year.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills will be blacked out on local television for the second time this year after failing to sell out Sunday's game against Detroit by the NFL deadline.
WASHINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana high school basketball standout Cody Zeller says he'll play at Indiana, marking a big recruiting victory for the Hoosiers and coach Tom Crean.
LIVINGSTON, Ala. (AP) -- West Alabama coach Bobby Wallace, who led North Alabama to three straight Division II national championships, plans to retire after this season.
MONTREAUX, Switzerland (AP) -- The Netherlands was selected over England to host the men's and women's field hockey World Cups in 2014.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The University of Montana's president says the Grizzlies will stay in the Big Sky Conference and not move up to the Football Bowl Subdivision.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Cleveland Browns linebacker Marcus Benard collapsed in the locker room during the media interview period.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis talked about the possibility of playing against the Philadelphia Eagles -- while wearing a Phillies baseball cap.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman will get the pension of former NFL running back Tom Sullivan because he didn't divorce her before marrying again.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- UEFA is being challenged at the Court of Arbitration for Sport by a referee and two players it has suspended in connection with alleged match-fixing.
BEIJING (AP) -- China is set to host an event on the world cycling tour for the first time.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Franz Beckenbauer says he is giving up his seat on FIFA's executive committee.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New Jersey Nets will take control of the operations of the NBA Development League's Springfield entry starting next season, becoming the second NBA club to enter into a single affiliation partnership.
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Two constables in western Pennsylvania decided driving around in a car resembling a police cruiser was preventing them from serving warrants. So, they decided to go black and gold.
MADRID (AP) -- Barcelona will host Real Madrid in the Spanish league's first "clasico" this season on a Monday night to avoid clashing with Catalan local elections.
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- India may bid to host the 2019 Asian Games.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Frustrated teachers who have been unable to stop students from "grinding" on the dance floor have canceled the winter formal at Cleveland High School in Portland.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is no longer selling a self-published guide for pedophiles.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An advisory group recommends killing more sea lions that have been dining on salmon at the Columbia River's first dam, known to some as the "Bonneville buffet."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The former child star who played boy werewolf Eddie Munster on TV has entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility.
DALLAS (AP) -- FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman has been picked as the Major League Soccer coach of the year.
NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania home will be demolished because it is so overrun with rats that they measure about a foot deep in spots.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican track coach Stephen Francis has been reprimanded over the positive drug test that resulted in a six-month ban for champion sprinter Shelly Ann Fraser.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rates on fixed mortgages dropped to their lowest levels in decades this week after the Federal Reserve unveiled a massive bond-buying program to help spur economic growth.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- West Linn police say an armed man invaded the home of Columbia Sportswear Chairman Gert Boyle.
CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) -- The man accused of killing a Morton 16-year-old made his first appearance Wednesday in Lewis County Superior Court in Chehalis.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore County police say they won't discipline an officer who got an autograph from Ravens running back Ray Rice after warning him about the tint on his vehicle's windshield.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian officials have concluded in internal documents that Iran's government was behind the secret shipment of weapons that were discovered in Africa's most populous nation last month.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Four drivers are in contention for the Formula One championship ahead of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- Pioneer Middle School in Walla Walla took part in "Mix It Up at Lunch Day."
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A man who was the financial officer for an American Legion post in Lacey has been accused of writing himself $8,000 in checks.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A 6-year-old boy who had an emergency appendix operation last weekend at Mary Bridge children's hospital in Tacoma was accidentally given a double dose of medication.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A Vancouver firefighter accused of having a sexual relationship with a woman he met on an aid call has resigned.
GIG HARBOR, Wash. (AP) -- A "save the bear" campaign asks the state Fish and Wildlife Department not to kill the bear that attacked a woman at Gig Harbor.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a 25-year-old Connecticut man who was shot twice after buying a sandwich at a New Haven deli went home and ate his lunch before going to the hospital.
Gregoire administration called more friendly to natural resources issues than Gary Locke
Dusky subspecies still struggling decades after 1964 Alaska earthquake
Washington gets $837,000 to work with landowners, Oregon gets $787,000
First off before I talk weather, let me say to all of our veterans: Happy Veterans Day! I wish I could promise a nice, sunny day, but alas, another weather front moves our way later today. It will be much weaker than the last one, with most of the energy staying well to our north. The weather the next five days or so will be fairly uneventful before things turn interesting later next week. Maybe. I say maybe because full confidence in long-range models can be risky until more of a consensus among all of them aligns. The picture shows high pressure building off our coast, resulting in a possible cold northerly flow of air with weather systems dropping down the British Columbia coastline with very low snow levels. Hard to believe a week ago we were basking in the low 70s and this week struggling at times to reach 50 degrees.
Lower Willamette River now closed for sturgeon, but lower Columbia stays open
340 jobs would move to Vancouver from other company sites
The Bellevue-based hospital chain in merger negotiations with Southwest Washington Medical Center plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Vancouver, the nonprofit organization confirmed Wednesday. Including PeaceHealth’s already-stated plans to relocate some of its back-office operations, the company would bring 340 new jobs to Vancouver from other PeaceHealth locations. About 260 jobs would be in operational areas such as information technology and accounting, and up to 80 jobs would be relocated from the executive offices in Bellevue, said Brien Lautman, a spokesman for PeaceHealth.
Vancouver turned down offer for ex-Columbian site
In searching for a potential location for a new corporate headquarters, Bellevue-based hospital chain PeaceHealth made it clear to Vancouver officials they found their missing link at 415 W. Sixth St. Just one problem — Vancouver had already picked up that piece of property to serve as a new City Hall.
Items about a fly-casting clinic, steelhead fishing clinic, boater safety class, Oregon Bass and Panfish Club meeting and Christmas tree permit sales in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:
The Prairie Falcons made the first girls soccer state playoff game in school history count. Hannah Hainline and Cassie Hoyt scored opportunistic second-half goals on Wednesday, lifting Prairie to a 2-0 win over Meadowdale at Edmunds Stadium.
Share, Inc., is looking for your help as it prepares to bring Thanksgiving to 300 local families and 900 needy children.
Last year, local folks donated 5,790 gift-filled shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child, billed as “the world’s largest Christmas project.” Organized by Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian organization based in North Carolina, the project saw more than 8 million home-packed gifts reaching children in countries all around the world.
The Clark County Skills Center will open its doors to all interested residents and officials for a VIP tour and luncheon on Nov. 19.
Motorists on state Highway 14 will encounter delays of as much as 20 minutes on Monday, as workers remove loose rock and dirt from a steep slope above the highway near Dog Mountain
Still, some say housing market is turning around
Clark County’s housing market experienced a double whammy in October, with a dramatic drop in home sales driving down prices and a backlog of distressed properties that entered the market faster than they could be absorbed. The number of homes in some stage of foreclosure countywide surged to 527 in October, an 81.7 percent rise over the same month last year and a 21 percent climb in one month, according to RealtyTrac Inc., which released its monthly foreclosure report today. At the same time, a local housing report tracked just 334 sales of new and pre-owned houses in October, down 43.4 percent when compared with 590 homes sold here in October 2009.
Northwest Pipe Co. said Wednesday it will be late in filing its quarterly financial report for the period ended Sept. 30. This is a result of the time and “extraordinary” resources the Vancouver-based maker of steel pipe spent on restating financial reports, the company said.
A list of daily death noctices
Three high-risk sex offenders have moved to a rented house at 20217 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, in the Amboy area, and a fourth has moved to 14705 N.E. 91st. St., north of Padden Parkway near York Elementary School.
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I moved to Clark County two years ago, and I had never seen moss in a lawn until last year. It looks as if it’s coming back. How can I get rid of it? Why is it so bad in my yard? It’s not in our neighbor’s yard.
Letters to the editor
The glass-encased universes called terrariums are back on the scene from the 1970s.
Several other prep athletes make their college choices
It was a big day for several local athletes signing with NCAA Division I programs, and for a couple of swimmers, it’s all part of one special week. Jessica Bottelberghe of Columbia River and Nikki Cannon of Hudson’s Bay on Wednesday signed national letters of intent to Boise State.
Wednesday's high school results
Fort Vancouver Regional Library branches closed: All libraries are closed today in observance of Veterans Day. Incorrect information was included in a list of holiday closures Wednesday on Page C5.
Papermakers reach 3A quarterfinals for second year in a row
Early goals are always welcome, particularly during playoff soccer matches. The quick strike was doubly pleasing for the Camas girls soccer team on Wednesday.
Storm will face Snohomish in 4A quarterfinals
It took 80 minutes of defense, and one timely, clutch goal late in the second half, but the Skyview girls soccer team can proclaim it is the best in the program’s history. And the journey will continue, as well.
I think my home is ready for winter weather, but should I do anything about the furnace?
In our fickle autumn season, there are inevitably days of such intense variety that my garden spirits rise up to take notice. To the gardener, and especially the plant collector, this is when the quality of sunshine is as variable as the seasonal foliage color. Many of the plants we simply had to have a year or two ago have come back into strong focus with colorful foliage, fruit or seed production. Now, their unique autumn characteristics stand out from the rest.
Marriage dissolutions and licenses and court sentencings
Conservative group makes presentation in Vancouver
Clark County business leaders got a bleak preview of what they can expect from the 2011 Legislature at a Wednesday lunch panel in Vancouver hosted by the conservative Washington Policy Center. They were warned to expect a hike in the state minimum wage, increases in unemployment and workers’ compensation premiums, and the same attitude toward spending from Democratic leaders in the state House and Senate.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Liberty Seguros says doping scandals, including the latest one involving Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, has persuaded it to pull out of professional cycling and cancel plans to sponsor a Portuguese team.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) -- The late father of bluegrass music will be playing soon in New York's Times Square to promote the Kentucky celebration of the centennial of his birth.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Seventh-ranked Ohio State's star junior point guard, Samantha Prahalis, will miss the first three games of the 2010-11 season for a secondary NCAA rules violation.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Virgin Racing says that Russian sports car manufacturer Marussia Motors has bought a "significant" stake in the Formula One team.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A former head of the Serbia Football Association who was sought on embezzlement charges has surrendered to police.
GENEVA (AP) -- In a story Nov. 10 about a 24.78-carat pink diamond that could fetch a record price at an upcoming action, The Associated Press gave the wrong name for diamond expert Martin Rapaport's company. It is called Diamonds.Net, not Diamond.Net.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's public universities are bulging this fall with record-high enrollment of 96,960 students, a 5.9 percent increase over last year.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Former International Olympic Committee vice president Dick Pound will chair a commission appointed by USA Swimming to review the findings in the death last month of open water swimmer Fran Crippen.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are sliding as world leaders try to come up with plans to strengthen a weak global economy.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian president says Israelis should choose peace over West Bank settlements.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani TV reports a powerful explosion has rocked the center of Karachi, the country's largest city.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Coast Guard says the stricken cruise ship carrying thousands of passengers is on course to rendezvous with several more tug boats off the coast of California.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An official aboard the stricken cruise ship off California's coast says passengers and crew are all safe and making the best of it.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Kurdish regional president confirms that Iraqi politicians have agreed on a new government that returns Nouri al-Maliki to power and allows the Kurds to maintain the presidency.