Stories for November 12, 2010
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A Snohomish County sheriff's sergeant has been placed on paid administrative leave while the department investigates whether he had sex in his patrol car -- while his two-day radio was on.
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) -- Clint Steindl scored 20 points to lead Saint Mary's past College of Idaho 86-42 Friday night.
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hiram Thompson scored 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and Hawaii caught fire in the second half to beat Montana State 77-59 Friday night in the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic.
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- A Linn County Circuit Court jury has convicted Lebanon City Councilman Tim Fox on six charges of sexual abuse, coercion and private indecency.
Efforts of faculty, students and parents help win Amboy Middle School honor as a Washington's 'School of Distinction.'
Westbrook, Durant lead the charge for Oklahoma City
Kevin Durant scored the final eight points in a 10-0 run that turned the Thunder’s five-point deficit into a 105-100 lead with 1:29 to play.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lazeric Jones scored 15 points in his Division I debut and UCLA routed Cal State Northridge 83-50 in the teams' season opener Friday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland officials are now relying on the honor system that residents are keeping leaves out of their streets.
OREM, Utah (AP) -- Raheem Singleton and Troy Barnies led the way as Maine scored the first 10 points of overtime en route to a 71-66 victory against Utah Valley on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Matt Lander had a career-high 22 points to lead four Western Illinois players in double figures Friday as the hot-shooting Leathernecks routed St. Francis, Ill., 83-47 to open their season.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ken Rancifer scored 14 points and Darian Norris and Matt Dorr each had 13 as San Diego beat Occidental 83-66 Friday night in the season opener for both schools.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Ronnie Moss scored 20 points and TCU beat Jackson State 86-62 Friday, winning the school's fifth-straight season opener.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Anthony Gurley scored 31 points and Freddie Riley added 28 as Massachusetts overcame a 21-point halftime deficit to beat Rider 77-67 on Friday night in both teams' season opener.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Martino Brock and Augustine Rubit each scored 16 points and South Alabama breezed past Spring Hill 81-53 on Friday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Julius Coles scored 21 points and Gaby Belardo added a career-high 19 as Canisius rallied to defeat St. Bonaventure 80-70 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- The FBI and Wells Fargo Bank are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for the arrest of a woman accused of stealing money while she was an employee of the Wells Fargo Branch in Coos Bay, Oregon.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Paul Guede connected on a deep 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining to give Portland State an 83-81 win over Pepperdine in the season opener Friday night.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- James Washington scored 21 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out four assists and had two steals in Middle Tennessee's season-opening 90-46 win over Tennessee Temple on Friday night.
DALLAS (AP) -- Solomon Bozeman scored 17 points to lead three Arkansas-Little Rock players in double figures Friday as the Trojans turned a nine-point halftime deficit into a 57-47 victory over SMU, which scored just 17 points in an ice-cold second half.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Devon Beitzel led five Northern Colorado players in double figures with 17 points Friday night to pace a 93-52 season-opening victory over Tabor.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Troy Gillenwater scored 30 points and New Mexico State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 92-76 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Tom Hughes will be the next president of the Portland area's Metro Council.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) -- Jereal Scott scored a career-high 27 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and four other players finished with double figures as Stephen F. Austin routed Howard Payne 114-49 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- Trent Hutchin scored 21 points and Southeastern Louisiana used a strong first half in its season opener to beat Millsaps 91-45 on Friday night.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Brandon Rozell scored 23 points and four others reached double figures as Virginia Commonwealth defeated UNC Greensboro 101-86 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Sam Willard had 23 points and 11 rebounds Friday night to lead Pacific to a 66-61 victory over UTEP in the season opener for both schools.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- John Flowers set a career high of 16 points and blocked seven shots to lead West Virginia to a 95-71 victory over Oakland on Friday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Will Clyburn scored 14 points and Jason Washburn added 12 to power Utah over Grand Canyon 72-48 on Friday night.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Tiger Woods has failed to make up any ground in the Australian Masters with an even-par 71 that left him well behind the leaders on a rainy Saturday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Stephen Franklin and Jeromie Hill scored 16 points each to lead UTSA to a season-opening 82-65 victory against Huston-Tillotson on Friday night.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Chad Gray scored 22 points to lead eight Coastal Carolina players in double figures in a season-opening 112-52 win over Piedmont College on Friday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Tyshwan Edmondson made a pair of free throws with four seconds left to lift Austin Peay to a 64-62 win over Saint Louis on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Frank Gaines and Zach Plackemeier scored 16 points each to lead IPFW to a 70-55 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Friday night.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Victor Scott scored 22 points to help Chicago State hold off Concordia, Ill., 79-75 Friday night.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Walt Lemon Jr. scored 16 points Friday night as Bradley defeated Texas A&M-Kingsville 66-55 in the season opener for both schools.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Three-time European champion Carolina Kostner skated with elegance and ease to lead after the short program at Skate America on Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Two-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy led the field after the pairs short program at Skate America on Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ruben Guillandeaux, in his first game after missing most of last season as a medical redshirt, scored a career-high 29 points to lead LaSalle to an 82-71 win over Columbia on Friday night.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Brandon Wood scored 20 points and Valparaiso beat Indiana-Northwest 111-64 in the season opener Friday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sergio Kerush -- the Preseason Player of the Year in the Sun Belt Conference -- scored a game-high 31 points on 11 of 15 shooting to lead Western Kentucky past St. Joseph's 98-70 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Jamar Abrams scored 16 points and Erin Straughn 12 as East Carolina led from start to finish in defeating Erskine 74-46 Friday night in the opener for both teams.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored 13 of his game-high 18 points in the first half to lead Marquette to a 97-58 victory over Prairie View on Friday night.
MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Justin Cecil scored 14 points and Mercer rallied to beat Oglethorpe, holding the Stormy Petrels to two points in the final 9:59 of a season-opening 67-44 victory on Friday night.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Sam Muldrow scored 20 points and Lakeem Jackson added 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead South Carolina to a 94-79 win over Elon on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Foster scored 19 points in his first game in nearly a year in helping Santa Clara beat Cal State Bakersfield 82-77 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Patrick Mitchell hit all four of his 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead North Dakota over Waldorf 77-46 on Friday.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- Brandon Davis and Devon Lamb combined for 43 points as Lamar cruised past Lyon 115-57 on Friday night.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Kenneth Faried scored 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting and Morehead State cruised to a 90-49 season-opening victory over Asbury College on Friday night.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- John Shurna matched a career-high with 31 points as Northwestern shook off a sluggish early shooting to roll past Northern Illinois 97-78 in a season opener for both teams Friday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jockey Robby Albarado rode his 900th career winner at Churchill Downs, guiding Strike Impact to a front-running win in the sixth race Friday.
TROY, Ala. (AP) -- Vernon Taylor scored a game-high 21 points and four others scored in double figures as Troy blew out Huntingdon 100-59 on Friday night in both teams' season opener.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Steve Nash had 28 points, 14 assists and even seven rebounds on the day of the birth of his son, and the Suns beat the Sacramento Kings in Phoenix for the 10th straight time, 103-89 on Friday night.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Maurice McNeil's layup with three seconds remaining in overtime enabled Houston to escape with a 63-62 victory against Nicholls State on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tobias Harris scored 18 points in his first collegiate game and No. 23 Tennessee cruised to an 82-62 season-opening victory over Chattanooga on Friday night.
BOSTON (AP) -- Chaisson Allen, a preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association pick, scored 20 points and Northeastern held on to beat Boston U. 66-64 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Zach Lund is taking a leave of absence from the U.S. skeleton team but still hopes to try for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Terrance Hill scored 21 points to lead four Loyola of Chicago players in double figures as the Ramblers defeated Eastern Kentucky 73-57 in the Nick Kladis Classic on Friday night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Ben Hansbrough scored 16 of his 20 points in a first half dominated by Notre Dame as they Irish routed Georgia Southern 98-61 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Trey Stanton scored 17 points and Arsalan Kazemi added 13 points and 14 rebounds as Rice opened its season with a 63-51 victory over St. Thomas, Texas on Friday night.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Ashleigh Fontenette scored 20 points and Kathleen Nash added 19, leading No. 17 Texas to a 92-60 victory over Mississippi Valley State in their season opener Friday night.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Kalin Lucas scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half, helping No. 2 Michigan State open the season with a 96-66 victory over Eastern Michigan on Friday night.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Zeke Marshall scored 17 points and had four blocked shots to lead Akron to an 89-41 win over Millikin on Friday night.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Chris Warren scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half, helping Mississippi overcome a double-digit deficit and escape an upset bid with a 68-60 win over Arkansas State on Friday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Laurence Bowers had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 15 Missouri to a 115-74 victory over Arkansas-Fort Smith on Friday night in the Tigers' final exhibition game.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Love grabbed a franchise-record 31 rebounds and scored 31 points, the NBA's first 30-30 game in 28 years, and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit to stun the New York Knicks 112-103 on Friday night.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- Markeith Cummings scored 24 points and Kennesaw State pulled away from Georgia Southwestern for an 82-62 win Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Brad Reese collected 15 points and eight rebounds as Texas Tech beat Louisiana-Monroe 86-67 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
MIAMI (AP) -- DeJuan Wright scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Florida International defeated Florida Memorial 89-73 on Friday night to open Isiah Thomas' second season as the Panthers' coach.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Fouch scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half and Drexel withstood a late comeback bid to defeat Loyola (Md) 75-72 in the season opener for both schools Friday night.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Jeremy Price scored 20 points, including eight straight late in the game, and Georgia recovered to beat Mississippi Valley State 72-70 on Friday night in the season opener for each team.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregonian newspaper says the man accused of robbing Columbia Sportswear Chairwoman Gert Boyle at her home once ran a successful advertising agency.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jamal Olasewere scored 17 points and three others scored in double figures as Long Island beat Norfolk State 87-64 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
For several reasons, few stops made Friday morning by Washington State Patrol troopers situated around Illahee Elementary School and Shahala Middle School resulted in tickets, but the coordinated sting delivered a clear message: License cheats, beware. The recently revived License Investigation Unit took to the streets in Vancouver’s Cascade Park neighborhood to show media and a local lawmaker how it plans to identify — and ticket — Clark County dwellers with Oregon license plates.
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Jamie Vanderbeken scored a career-high 23 points as Iowa State beat Northern Arizona 78-64 on Friday night, making Fred Hoiberg a winner in his debut as the Cyclones' coach.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alphonso Leary converted a three-point play with 31.4 seconds left and Howard rallied from a six-point second-half deficit for a 54-52 win over Bowling Green on Friday in the debut of new Bison coach Kevin Nickelberry.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Daniel Miller blocked seven shots in his first game and Georgia Tech overcame poor shooting to defeat Charleston Southern 52-39 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Sean Patterson threw for five touchdowns and Duquesne defeated St. Francis (Pa.) 41-17 on Saturday.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- James Nunnally scored 17 points and Orlando Johnson 16 as UC Santa Barbara defeated Denver 65-49 Friday night in the BTI Invitational.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Starting guards Malcolm Grant and Durand Scott combined for 43 points to lead Miami past Jacksonville 89-77 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Dennis Mavin scored 19 points to lead Florida Atlantic to a 70-63 season-opening victory over UC Davis on Friday in the Athletes in Action Classic.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Kemba Walker scored 18 points and Alex Oriakhi added 11 to go with his 18 rebounds as Connecticut won its season opener 79-52 over Stony Brook and former UConn assistant coach Steve Pikiell.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ricky Berens won the men's 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 34.01 seconds and bested fan favorite Ryan Lochte in the 100 butterfly in 46.77 on Friday night in USA Swimming's Minneapolis Grand Prix.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Kelly Krei matched her career high with 20 points and Kachine Alexander added 16 as No. 22 Iowa took control early Friday to beat Southern 76-52 in the Islander Tip-Off Tournament.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Marcus Jordan scored 16 of his 28 points in the first half and Central Florida routed West Florida 115-61 on Friday night in both teams' season opener.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Austin Freeman and Chris Wright each hit two 3-pointers in a late 13-2 run Friday night and No. 20 Georgetown held off Old Dominion for a 62-59 victory.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Amu Saaka had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Furman to a 72-54 win over North Greenville on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Ridge Graham had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Stetson beat Wake Forest 89-79 on Friday night to spoil Jeff Bzdelik's coaching debut with the Demon Deacons.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Landon Clement scored 15 points and C.J. Wilkerson 14 as North Carolina Central opened its season with a 90-30 victory over Johnson & Wales on Friday night.
MIAMI, Ohio (AP) -- Allen Roberts scored a career-high 20 points and Julian Mavunga registered a double-double as Miami (Ohio) beat Towson 60-57 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Reuben Clayton scored 18 points and Ron Spencer grabbed 10 rebounds, including eight offensive, as Tennessee-Martin easily handled MacMurray 70-49 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Rick Jackson and Kris Joseph scored 14 points each, and No. 10 Syracuse recovered from a slow start to beat Northern Iowa 68-46 on Friday night in the season-opener for both teams.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Deshaun Thomas stole the spotlight in his college debut, coming off the bench to score 24 points to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 102-61 victory over North Carolina A&T on Friday night in the Global Sports Invitational.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Chandler Parsons scored 16 points, Alex Tyus added 13 and No. 9 Florida beat UNC Wilmington 77-60 on Friday night.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Freshman Billy Baron scored 19 points to lead Virginia to a 76-52 victory over William & Mary on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Starting power forward Jeff Green missed his third straight game for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night due to a sprained left ankle.
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- Albany Democrat-Herald publisher Martha Wells says she plans to retire at the end of the year.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Emily Carter scored 26 points, eight in a decisive early run for No. 23 TCU, and the Lady Frogs went on to a 96-38 victory over Houston Baptist in their season opener Friday night.
POMONA, Calif. (AP) -- John Force picked up a critical bonus point in qualifying Friday in the Auto Club NHRA Finals to move back within two rounds of points leader Matt Hagan in Funny Car title chase.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Indiana State placed three players in double figures and shot 50 percent in a season-opening 69-46 rout of Texas-Pan American in the Nick Kladis Classic on Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle says a Canadian man who ran online dating services -- but provided fake "dates" -- has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for mail fraud.
DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Tristan Thompson scored 25 points and Dominique Johnson added career-high 21 as North Texas defeated Henderson State 92-66 in its season opener Friday.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Federal biologists are giving the public another month to say what they think about a new approach to saving the northern spotted owl from extinction.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Highly touted recruit Natasha Howard scored 20 points in her collegiate debut Friday and Cierra Bravard had 15 points and 17 rebounds to lead 18th-ranked Florida State to an 89-39 victory over Alabama State.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Justin Greene made one of two free-throw attempts with 1 second left to give Kent State a 73-72 victory over Iona on Friday night in both teams' season opener.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have fired a longtime clubhouse manager amid a police investigation into illegal gambling.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Jared Stohl scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers, to lead Portland to an 80-60 season-opening victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday at the Athletes in Action Classic.
Mount St. Helens always a popular hunting spot
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have promoted Rick Rodriguez to be their bullpen coach.
Walmart expects to hire 300 associates
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Carl Edwards has won the pole at Phoenix International Raceway with a track-record lap.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane County sheriff's office says Spokane police shot and killed a man after he fired a shotgun at a home, then led officers through a busy neighborhood while firing his weapon at them and into the air.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane police say one man is dead after an officer-involved shooting Friday afternoon in north Spokane.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Following a tip that a large shipment of marijuana was headed for Salem, police found marijuana wrapped for distribution and arrested a Medford man and a Central Point couple on drug charges.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A water rate hike that came without much public notice spurred three Phoenix residents to mount a three-week write-in campaign for City Council. To everyone's surprise -- including their own -- they won.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have added former managers Lee Elia and Dave Trembley to their baseball operations staff.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state took another step toward tougher high school graduation requirements this week. But since the ideas of the State Board of Education require money and approval from the Legislature, it may be a while until these initiatives affect students.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An engine room fire on the Carnival cruise ship Splendor shows just how much can quickly go wrong at sea when electricity is knocked out.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors forward David Lee needs surgery after an infection developed in a cut on his left elbow.
BOSTON (AP) -- Andrew Miller has been acquired by the Boston Red Sox from the Florida Marlins for Dustin Richardson in a trade of left-handed pitchers.
BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston Garden official says a fan's vandalism inside a bathroom was an "isolated incident" and asks people to call police if they have information.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Da'Shena Stevens put up a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 14 St. John's past Marist 64-50 Friday afternoon in the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic.
WACO, Texas (AP) -- The Associated Press has learned that Baylor guard LaceDarius Dunn will remain suspended for the first three games of the regular season and then be eligible to rejoin the 16th-ranked Bears.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer was limited in practice Friday by a sore passing shoulder, but is expected to start against the Colts.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- New research suggests that an invasive plant called Medusa head will keep taking over rangelands in the West, vastly reducing the grazing potential for livestock as well as wildlife.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears expect to have center Olin Kreutz available to face the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday's game at Soldier Field.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kevin Harvick is quite comfortable with his spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and confident he can sneak up and steal the title.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has an appointment with well-known sports Dr. James Andrews.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. auto racing organization NASCAR is hosting young people from Bahrain and Qatar as part of a diplomatic program of the U.S. State Department.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres signed minor league goalie David Leggio to an NHL contract on Friday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kerry Collins is getting the majority of the starter's reps and the Titans quarterback stayed after practice to throw to new receiver Randy Moss.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Quebrada Shiner rolled to a two-length victory over Exclusive Scheme on Friday in the $52,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares on the turf at Aqueduct.
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) -- The United States has defeated Sweden 4-0 in women's hockey, advancing to the final of the Four Nations Cup behind the strong play of goaltender Jessie Vetter.
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) -- Sons of Afghan refugees living in the United States hope to make a major impact for their parents' homeland in one of the most American of sports.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cincinnati wide receiver Chad Ochocinco and New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott have each been fined $20,000 by the NFL for violating the league's uniform policy.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The driver in a 2009 crash that injured U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies and killed a female passenger is scheduled to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving.
PARIS (AP) -- Romania has won the gold medal in women's team epee, beating Germany in the final at the fencing world championships.
BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein says his preference at two key positions is to keep third baseman Adrian Beltre and catcher Victor Martinez.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have acquired third baseman Edwin Encarnacion from the Toronto Blue Jays on a waiver claim.
TOKYO (AP) -- Russia defeated the United States in four sets Saturday to reach the final of the women's world volleyball championship.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Kyle Wilson will be more involved in the New York Jets' defense Sunday, working in the nickel and dime spots in the secondary.
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico coach Jose Manuel de la Torre says he will skip the Copa America and send an assistant instead to handle El Tri in next year's South American championship.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Blues forward David Backes has signed a five-year contract extension, ending the possibility he could leave as an unrestricted free agent after the season.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch is suing Major League Baseball in a dispute over the brewer's decades-long sponsorship.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The King County Council Budget Committee is recommending a $5.1 billion budget for next year that reduces expected spending by $60 million, eliminating more than 300 jobs.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Parking meter rates in downtown Seattle could go up to $4 an hour under a measure approved Friday by the city council.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes have sent rookie defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson to AHL affiliate San Antonio.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Don't tell the Philadelphia Eagles they're about to face the second-worst defense in the NFL.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has said no to the Lingerie Football League.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota State didn't have to burrow too far to settle on a nickname for its Jackrabbit mascot.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The oddsmakers say that Penn State won't be within 212 touchdowns of No. 8 Ohio State on Saturday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Steve Smith, one of the NFL's top possession receivers, will miss the Giants' game against Dallas on Sunday with what coach Tom Coughlin described Friday as a partial tear of the pectoral muscle. Smith suffered the injury during Thursday's practice.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (AP) -- Two-time Olympic speedskating champion Shani Davis has won his second straight World Cup race, edging rival Simon Kuipers of the Netherlands in the 1,500 meters.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Clinton Portis has made amends for wearing a Phillies baseball cap to the Washington Redskins locker room during Eagles week.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kyle Busch says he's had discussions with IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan about running some NASCAR races for Busch's team.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A coalition of business groups is suing the state over last month's decision to raise the minimum wage by 12 cents to $8.67 on Jan. 1.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Les Miles says it's important that the fifth-ranked Tigers remember how they're viewed by other Louisiana teams.
Masked bandits used takeover-style technique; wore armor
Portland Police Robbery detectives have made three arrests in connection with the two take-over style bank robberies that occurred on September 18 and October 8, 2010.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The young black bear that was found struggling in an Issaquah back yard has been euthanized.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets backup defensive back Marquice Cole will miss the team's game at Cleveland because of a strained left hamstring.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Georgetown freshman center Moses Ayegba has been ruled ineligible for the men's basketball team's first nine games by the NCAA for violating pre-enrollment rules.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is getting ready to do some matchmaking on a global scale.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Tacoma City Manager Eric Anderson is taking a 17 percent pay raise that will boost his annual salary to $235,373.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Amazon.com is hiring more than 15,500 people to fill temporary holiday jobs at shipping centers around the country, more than last year.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A utility aiming to demolish a southwest Washington dam has reached a tentative agreement with two Columbia River Gorge counties that had waged a 10-year legal battle against the plan.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The building that once housed the "Giggles" comedy club in Seattle's University District may reopen as "Jiggles" strip club.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver and kickoff returner Percy Harvin is doubtful for Sunday's game at Chicago because of lingering migraine headaches.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver and kickoff returner Percy Harvin has returned to practice.
OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) -- Police think that an Ocean Shores couple caught breaking into a home may be responsible for at least three other recent burglaries in the beach community.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman is out for the season after tearing a knee ligament, leaving Jacksonville without its best pass rusher.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Thousands of passengers were happy to be freed from a broken-down cruise ship that finally reached San Diego this week, but confinement continues for one woman who was taken ashore in handcuffs.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Victoria Dunlap and A'Dia Mathies scored 18 points apiece in helping No. 9 Kentucky pull away for an 82-48 win over Morehead State on Friday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills starting right tackle Cordaro Howard is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions because of a shoulder injury.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders says he's likely to lose his re-election bid to the state Supreme Court, but isn't ready to concede just yet.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Supreme Court challenger Charlie Wiggins continues to hang on to a slim lead in his bid to oust incumbent Justice Richard Sanders.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kevin Harvick Inc. has signed Ron Hornaday to a multiyear extension to drive in NASCAR's Truck Series.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns linebacker Marcus Benard sat out practice on Friday, one day after fainting in Cleveland's locker room.
DENVER (AP) -- Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams has been charged with driving under the influence after being arrested in Denver.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is refusing to block enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military while a federal appeals court considers the issue.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A Medford man who was sought on several charges of exposing himself to school children has been deported from Mexico and returned to the U.S.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The only certain thing about the availability of Vikings receiver and kick returner Percy Harvin for Sunday's game at Chicago is that it's uncertain.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- Eleven-year-old Brenden Hale was playing with a boomerang along the Skagit River in Mount Vernon last June when it landed in the water and floated away.
Their crafts will be available at green holiday bazaar
At first, Matthew Dukart didn’t think of what he did as art. His wife and daughters were crafty, but he never had considered himself to be the type. Then, a couple of years ago, he started folding the pages of a sports magazine and weaving them together into a rudimentary purse. He gave it to his wife.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Humbled in a blowout loss at Stanford, the 18th-ranked Arizona Wildcats are trying to stay relevant in a Pac-10 race that seems to be leaving them behind.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers are down to fourth-string running back Mike Goodson for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers are down to fourth-string running back Mike Goodson for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.
Damage estimated at $160,000
Improperly discarded smoking materials have been listed as the cause of Thursday evening’s duplex fire in Cascade Park. One woman was taken to the hospital after the fire broke out shortly before 9 p.m. at 1811 S.E. 146th Court. Her name was not available.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Midfielders Lindsay Tarpley, Leslie Osborne and Tina DiMartino have been added to the U.S. roster for the Women's World Cup qualifying playoff against Italy.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Puerto Rican Attorney General Jorge Perez-Diaz will be the interim head of Latin American oversight for Major League Baseball following the departure of Sandy Alderson to become general manager of the New York Mets.
LEVI, Finland (AP) -- Defending overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn goes head-to-head with German rival Maria Riesch on Saturday at this season's first slalom race in Finland.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A Woodburn man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired a handgun in his home during a dispute with his wife.
ROME (AP) -- Italy's opposition has introduced a no-confidence motion against Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a move that sets the stage for a showdown in parliament that could spell the end of the government.
LONDON (AP) -- The first Apple computer -- together with a letter signed by Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs to the original owner -- will be sold at a London auction this month.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- If there's one team that's been trouble for Iowa the past few years, Northwestern would certainly qualify.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- American midfielder Maurice Edu will miss Glasgow Rangers' Scottish Premier League match against Aberdeen on Saturday because of a knee injury but the club does not believe there was major damage.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The news just keeps getting better for first-year St. John's coach Steve Lavin.
COLMAN, S.D. (AP) -- A 150-pound mountain lion was no match for a squirrel-chasing terrier on a farm in eastern South Dakota.
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has agreed to meet with Iran on Dec. 5 to discuss Tehran's nuclear program.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Alaska Airlines is launching new seasonal service Friday between Portland and Kona on Hawaii's Big Island.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's exports of farm and factory products rose 25 percent in the first nine moths of this year to more than $13 billion, compared to the same period last year.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- In a conflict between a football game and a Christmas parade in Springfield, the parade gave way.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A judge has refused to release 911 calls and other evidence to the parents of a college football player who was shot and killed by New York police.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Community advisory groups are recommending three more marine reserves on the Oregon coast at Cape Falcon south of Cannon Beach, Cascade Head near Lincoln City and Cape Perpetua near Yachats.
LONDON (AP) -- Premier League clubs Tottenham and West Ham have been selected as the finalists in the bidding to take over London's Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Raise a can of Duff's beer! Fox network says "The Simpsons" will be back next fall for its 23rd season.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A new wharf at the Navy's submarine base at Bangor that will cost more than $500 million is one the biggest federal construction projects in the works over the next few years in Washington.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A Mead school bus driver who had been disciplined, but not fired, for calling girls "hot" and slapping them on the rear resigned Thursday just before KXLY-TV aired a story about him.
RAYMOND, Wash. (AP) -- A driver who had stopped to pull a dead deer off Highway 6 in Pacific County was struck by a car that came upon the scene.
OKANOGAN, Wash. (AP) -- A man accused of holding two grouse hunters at gunpoint near Oroville has been charged in Okanogan County Superior Court with unlawful imprisonment and other charges.
BRIDGEPORT, Wash. (AP) -- An orchard worker was killed when a tractor rolled on him near Bridgeport.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- Police have jailed two brothers in their 20s who are accused of sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls in Walla Walla.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The International Cricket Council has set a January date for a tribunal to hear the fixing charges against three suspended Pakistan cricketers.
Junior running back uses his good vision to find the end zone
Zack Marshall and his teammates are preparing for Saturday's first round matchup in the Class 3A state playoffs against Juanita of Kirkland. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at Doc Harris Stadium.
Vancouver boxer fights Saturday at Emerald Queen Casino
At times over the past six years, boxing has been front and center in Virgil Green’s life. And at times, the sport has been on the back burner for the 22-year-old Vancouver resident.
Matt Calkins: Commentary
Sports harbors a fondness for finger-pointing as much as any realm.
Portland enjoying eastern swing while on win streak
Eight of Portland's 10 victories in the win streak are by two or fewer goals, including Wednesday's come-from-behind overtime win at Regina.
Clark women’s cross country set sights on NWAACC title
Saturday at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, the Clark College Penguins hope to cap a successful season with a team title at the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges cross country championship meet.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Just a year ago when California played Oregon, it was the Golden Bears who had the title hopes while the Ducks were trying to find their way.
County event lands Tess Vigeland of ‘Marketplace Money’
Tess Vigeland, host of the nationally syndicated “Marketplace Money” radio show, will be the keynote speaker at The Columbian’s 2010 Clark County Economic Forecast Breakfast in January. In a break from past years, the Jan. 21 event at the Hilton Vancouver Washington will feature a number of new faces who will join three panel discussions.
Storm must contain another solid running attack
It is 129 miles from Skyview High School to the Tacoma Dome. So for the second year in a row, that’s the battle cry — 129 — for the Storm.
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The Port of Woodland announced Thursday that its three-member commission has unanimously approved a $990,900 budget for 2011. The port’s commission also voted to keep the port’s property tax proceeds at $216,000 next year, the same level as in 2010. This follows a decision by the Port of Vancouver to not raise taxes.
For aspiring Ridgefield singer Lexi Kiemele, hearing her music on the radio for the first time was a big step. Kiemele, a 17-year-old senior at Summit View High School, was featured on the Portland country radio station KUPL 98.7 FM earlier this month. KUPL aired an interview with Kiemele and also played two songs she wrote and recorded: “Movin’ On” and “What It Feels Like.”
Storm knock off No. 1 Richland, then lose twice
The roller-coaster ride that was Skyview’s run at the 4A state volleyball tournament ended with a sickening thud late Thursday night.
Seton Catholic and King’s Way Christian both won first-round matches Thursday at the Class 1B state volleyball tournament in Yakima, and then both lost quarterfinal matches.
Thursday's high school scoreboard
Until now, debt on Hilton has been paid by other sources
Sailing in rough economic seas, the city of Vancouver is for the first time dipping into room-tax reserves to cover the debt on the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Until now, the Hilton has been able to meet its $4 million annual bond payments through its operating revenue, a dedicated lodging tax collected by the city and a sales tax credit from the state.
Owner appealed county order to stop offering tours
The Washougal man running a zip-line attraction on his property appeared before a Clark County hearing examiner Wednesday to appeal the county’s order to stop operations. About a year ago, Derek Hoyte started Heritage Farms Canopy Tours and installed four zip lines on his 5-acre property at 3618 S.E. 327th Ave. Hoyte never obtained needed county permits to operate the business on the property, which is zoned rural residential. To begin the permitting process and determine whether the activity is allowed, Hoyte needed to obtain a conditional use permit.
Early inquiry shows possible gains, no insurmountable cost
Clark County commissioners gave staff members the go-ahead this week to continue studying the feasibility of building a biomass-fueled power plant in downtown Vancouver and stressed that a public-private partnership would be the way to go to reduce the county’s risks. Mark McCauley, the county’s general services manager, told commissioners Wednesday that the county has heard from companies interested in building and operating the plant on county-owned property that the county could lease for $1.
It may be dismantled next fall after PacifiCorp reaches tentative deal
PacifiCorp has reached a tentative settlement with two Columbia River Gorge counties that waged a 10-year legal battle against the utility’s plan to decommission 97-year-old Condit Dam on Washington’s White Salmon River. With that roadblock out of the way, the 125-foot-tall dam could be demolished as soon as the fall of 2011. It would become the highest dam ever dismantled in the United States. Its removal would open the river’s upper reach and a tributary to salmon for the first time since 1913.
There’s a due date for major improvements in the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District: May 1. That’s when Monday services will be restored at five library branches, while the popular Vancouver Mall outlet will regain 10 hours of operation each week, all lost to budget cuts imposed in February 2009.
PeaceHealth’s possible move to Vancouver is encouraging for local economy
When large organizations croon about moving their headquarters to Clark County, the lullaby almost makes us forget about the 10,000 vuvuzelas of an economic crisis. Almost. A couple of weeks ago, The Columbian reported and editorially rhapsodized about California-based Fisher Investments considering Camas as a new site for its corporate headquarters and hundreds of highly paid employees. Imagine how many Clark County fingers remain crossed as that story develops.
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Asking price for high-end houses 50% less than in ’07
If new housing starts are a leading indicator of economic recovery, then a spurt of homebuilding in Camas this year could be an early sign that the market is on the mend. Builders credit the highly regarded Camas School District and a rush of planned business expansions in the city for attracting buyers for new homes. However, most said the homebuilding boom has so far been confined to a handful of bargain-priced, high-end subdivisions in the city’s west-side Prune Hill area that have gone through foreclosure or restructured financing.
Abacast Inc. has received $500,000 in debt financing from private investors and hired a new chief executive officer, the Camas company announced Thursday.
You won, now get to work Congratulations to all the candidates who won in the recent elections. Although the television ads and phone calls to private residences were at times brutal, it’s now time to drive around the neighborhoods and all other sites and pull up your “vote for me” signs.
Annual Wine & Jazz Festival may see less funding
The Hilton Vancouver Washington’s woes could mean trouble for several major city events, including the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival and Independence Day at Fort Vancouver. The city charges a 4 percent tax on room bills — with about half going toward paying debt for the $68 million hotel and convention center and the rest dedicated to city and community events and programs that promote tourism. State law prohibits the lodging tax from being spent on anything besides tourism promotion.
Authentic recipes result in delicious fare that makes diners pine for return trip
Why: The Bosnia Restaurant was established 10 years ago, but recently changed hands. The new owner, Nihad Valjevac, took charge on Oct. 1, keeping basically the same menu with just a couple of changes. He and his wife create the menu items using authentic recipes. Many diners opt for the traditional Cevapi, rolls of ground beef mixed with secret spices.
Few acts have achieved long-lasting, multipronged success group has enjoyed
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra of today is a one-of-a-kind entity on the music scene. The combination progressive rock band and orchestra routinely sells more than a million copies of each of its CDs — despite existing in a time when downloading has made that milestone reachable for only the biggest of music acts. The group is a touring powerhouse, selling more than a million tickets for its annual holiday tour, which plays roughly 120 shows from the beginning of November until the end of December. It’s the only act doing a holiday tour that plays arenas — sometimes playing two shows each day.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- An Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division official is looking into possibly banning certain alcoholic energy drinks.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho Humane Society says two dozen small dogs taken from an overwhelmed breeder in eastern Oregon have new homes.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Formula One title contender Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the first practice session Friday at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
PARIS (AP) -- The World Anti-Doping Agency has denied proposing that Tour de France riders be tested in the middle of the night.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- The last time Texas Tech visited Oklahoma, it produced memories that could last a lifetime for Sooners fans and players.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks and commodities are taking a nosedive on worries that China might try to put the brakes on its surging economy.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are falling as investors worry that China might try to curb its surging economy to combat inflation.
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Two-time winner Adam Scott shot a second straight 65 Friday to take a two-stroke lead over defending champion Ian Poulter of England after the second round at the Singapore Open.
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish pole vaulter Eemeli Salomaki has been suspended for three months after testing positive for a banned substance.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (AP) -- Several top speedskaters are complaining about a new rule that would disqualify them for encroaching on their opponent's lane in the back straight during World Cup races.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has 90 percent of the write-in vote undisputedly as the tedious hand count of those ballots continues.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Officials now say it could be well into next week before they finish counting write-in ballots in Alaska's Senate race.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin looks to continue its string of strong play this season when the sixth-ranked Badgers face Indiana on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- A judge in Michigan says he needs to hear more evidence before deciding whether to order the first murder trial arising from a summer stabbing spree in and around Flint.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- A man suspected in a three-state stabbing spree has been ordered to stand trial on an attempted murder charge in a late-night attack on a Michigan man who was walking home with a can of beer.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The attorney for the widow of a veteran who fell to his death from the roof of Portland's Veterans Affairs Medical Center says the federal government has agreed to pay almost $1.3 million to settle the case.