Stories for November 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A rare ethics trial is under way for veteran Rep. Charles Rangel, who has been accused of engaging in financial and fundraising conduct that broke House rules.
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee says several American cities have expressed an interest in hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics, but a new U.S. bid must wait until officials have rebuilt relationships with their international counterparts.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Lew Carpenter, a running back who played on three NFL title teams in a 10-year playing career, has died at 78.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO says another two of its service members had died in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, raising the toll of those killed in the incident to five.
GURGAON, India (AP) -- English star Laura Davies won the Women's Indian Open on Sunday for her 77th worldwide victory, beating Thailand's Nontaya Srisawang, South Africa's Tandi Cuningham and Sweden's Louise Friberg with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Tom Brady maintained his mastery of the Steelers, throwing three touchdown passes to tight end Rob Gronkowski and scoring once himself, and the Patriots bounced back from an embarrassing 20-point loss by beating the Steelers 39-26 on Sunday night.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Joevan Catron had 15 points and Oregon held UC Santa Barbara scoreless in the final 2:28 Sunday night as the Ducks held on for a 72-70 victory in the BTI Invitational.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Alex Johnson nailed a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in overtime to give Cal State Bakersfield an 80-78 victory over Sacramento State on Sunday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward injured his neck attempting to make a catch against New England and did not immediately return to the game.
SEATTLE (AP) -- David Hanson had 22 points, Will Donahue added 16 points and 10 rebounds and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo pulled away down the stretch to defeat Seattle 76-60 on Sunday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Buddy's Saint has been euthanized after breaking down during a workout at Belmont Park.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley is out indefinitely after breaking his left leg during a 23-20 overtime win against the St. Louis Rams.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Look out, Nick. Jessica is engaged now too.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Geoff McCammon and Walt Gibler scored 20 points apiece as Loyola, Ill., won its own Nick Kladis Classic with a 79-57 victory over Texas-Pan American on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four Loyola Marymount players scored in double figures to lead the Lions past La Sierra 100-62 on Sunday.
POMONA, Calif. (AP) -- John Force won his NHRA-record 15th Funny Car season championship Sunday, completing an improbable and emotional comeback from a horrific accident in Dallas three years ago that left the 61-year-old star's racing future in serious jeopardy.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The father of New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has died after being hit by a car in Florida.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- TCU offensive line coach Eddie Williamson remains in stable condition in a hospital after experiencing chest pains on the sideline during a game.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Norris Cole scored eight of his 21 points in the final minute to lead Cleveland State past Kent State 69-66 on Sunday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Rodney Stuckey scored 17 points and Ben Gordon hit a late 3 that sent the Detroit Pistons over Sacramento 100-94 Sunday, the Kings' fifth straight loss.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Missy Franklin won three more races Sunday in USA Swimming's Minneapolis Grand Prix to finish the three-day competition with seven victories in seven events.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Boise State has narrowed the gap on TCU in the BCS standings and put itself in position to pass the Horned Frogs down the stretch.
Seattle’s offense comes to life in desert for 36-18 win over Cardinals
Matt Hasselbeck, back after a one-game absence, threw for 333 yards and Mike Williams had the biggest game of his rejuvenated NFL career Sunday in the Seattle Seahawks’ dominant 36-18 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The glow from Jerry Jones' smile could have lit up the New Meadowlands Stadium.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ducks center Todd Marchant has been scratched from Anaheim's game against the Chicago Blackhawks because of an upper-body injury.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers left guard Chris Kemoeatu, held out of practice all week with knee and ankle injuries, was inactive for Sunday night's game against New England.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Derrick Williams scored 16 points to lead Arizona to an easy 90-42 victory over Idaho State on Sunday.
RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- Tommy Spagnolo had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead six Radford players in double figures as the Highlanders held off Methodist 83-74 on Sunday.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Nolan Smith scored 22 points and No. 1 Duke opened its season by beating Princeton 97-60 on Sunday in the first round of the CBE Classic.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Joshua Jones tied the game near the end of regulation, then put Eastern Kentucky ahead to stay in overtime as the Colonels edged Indiana State 64-59 Sunday in the Nick Kladis Classic.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Omari Johnson scored 15 points and Ahmad Starks added 14 in his collegiate debut to help Oregon State to a 71-56 victory over Texas-Arlington on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jasmine Dixon and Markel Walker scored 12 points apiece to lead No. 15 UCLA's balanced attack in a 66-52 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Sunday.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Wes Santee, a Kansas track star, Olympian and member of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, died Sunday after a fight with cancer. He was 78.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Tamir Jackson and Connor Frizzelle each scored 17 points and Arsalan Kazemi recorded his 11th career double-double as Rice defeated Grambling State 86-57 Sunday.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Keith Gabriel scored 30 points as Virginia Military Institute held off Maryland-Baltimore County 94-77 on Sunday to open the season with two wins for the first time since 2004-05.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Summit County sheriff's office detective says the pilot of the U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning four-man bobsled team was arrested for driving under the influence in Park City last year, months before the Vancouver Games.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- Michael Lyons scored 17 points and Tom Fow added 14 to lead Air Force to a 66-53 win over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The lights went out twice within 11 minutes of the third quarter of the Cowboys-Giants game.
LONDON (AP) -- England's World Cup bid team has written to the FIFA executives deciding the 2018 hosts asking them not to punish the country's campaign over British media investigations into alleged corruption in the bidding process.
CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- Raphael Jordan hit a 3-pointer as time expired to give Bryant a 74-72 win over Iona on Sunday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Japan's Kanako Murakami wasn't immune to the falls that plagued the free skate Sunday but still emerged with the gold medal at Skate America.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Chris Singleton had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Florida State beat North Carolina-Greensboro 97-73 on Sunday.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Jauwan Scaife had 19 points and three teammates scored in double figures to lead Ball State to a 77-46 victory over Eastern Illinois on Sunday.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Terrance Hill and Demonte Harper scored 19 points each to lead Morehead State to an 84-61 rout of North Carolina A&T on Sunday.
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- Four counties say a draft federal plan for managing lower Columbia River fish hatcheries is "flawed" and "inadequate."
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Nate Wolters scored 25 points and dished out nine assists and South Dakota upset Iowa 79-69 on Sunday, spoiling coach Fran McCaffery's debut.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Randy Culpepper scored 24 points to pace UTEP to an 87-74 victory over Mercer on Sunday in a regional contest for the national Legends Classic tournament.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The FBI says a Mississippi man who was once considered legally dead has been arrested in the kidnapping of a slain Las Vegas girl whose body was found in the woods of central Louisiana.
Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- Freshman reserve Stephanie Holzer had 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 24 Vanderbilt opened its season with an 80-55 victory over Howard on Sunday.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) -- Bryan Dougher scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half as Stony Brook overpowered Mount Ida College 80-43 on Sunday.
BREWSTER, Wash. (AP) -- A 29-year-old man died and three others were injured after a head-on crash four miles south of Brewster on Saturday night.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys cornerbacks Terence Newman and Michael Jenkins have left Sunday's game against the New York Giants with injuries.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- A'dia Mathies and Victoria Dunlap each scored 16 points and No. 9 Kentucky's withering press forced 28 turnovers in an 84-71 win over Miami of Ohio on Sunday.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett and running back Beanie Wells were inactive for Arizona on Sunday in the Cardinals' game against the Seattle Seahawks.
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Scott Christopherson and freshman Melvin Ejim each scored 15 points and Diante Garrett added 13, leading Iowa State to a 74-47 victory over Alabama State on Sunday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon state dollars for special education have decreased because of budget cuts. So now state officials are working to avoid federal sanctions.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Tiffany Hayes scored 32 points and top-ranked Connecticut extended its winning streak to 79 games Sunday with a season-opening 117-37 rout of Holy Cross.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Quarterback Alex Smith is inactive for the San Francisco 49ers' game against St. Louis.
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Another rematch between a pair of horses whose stretch duel became an international Internet sensation ended with both finishing out of the money.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Porsha Phillips had 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 19 Georgia to a 58-43 win over Georgia Southern on Sunday in the season opener for both teams.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jantel Lavender scored 26 points and No. 7 Ohio State pulled away late for a 74-62 win over Eastern Michigan on Sunday.
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- When Michael and Molly Turner were first dating, there was one thing they always agreed on: They wanted to adopt.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Offensive tackle Will Beatty has been activated for the New York Giants' game against the Cowboys. It's the first time he's dressed for a game since breaking his right foot in the season opener.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Brian Kelly has talked about taking Notre Dame to a bowl since his arrival last December. Of course, he'd hoped to lead the Irish to a BCS game.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier will have surgery to expedite the healing of his broken right hand.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- One person is dead after a Saturday night accident on a downtown Portland bridge.
Saturday event lets families touch the past
Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center honored American Indian Heritage Month on Saturday with a variety of hands-on activities. Children could weave rope from day lilies, paint their faces with natural dyes, or make a petroglyph to take home. The event was a rare opportunity for one area family to dig into their roots.
DENVER (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs will be without receiver and return specialist Dexter McCluster against Denver.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- hours after surrounding a southeast Portland home, police have found a man dead inside who apparently shot himself.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- About 60 law enforcement officers have surrounded a southeast Portland home after a shot was fired.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Ceola Clark scored 22 points to lead Western Illinois past Savannah State 59-52 on Sunday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Jeremy Hazell scored 28 points to lead four Seton Hall players in double figures in a 92-68 victory over Cornell on Sunday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Bills rookie running back C.J. Spiller injured a hamstring in the second quarter against the Lions and will not return to the game.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Close victories aren't enough for TCU.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Joshua Cribbs has been taken to the locker room with an injury to his right foot.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates will introduce former Rockies manager Clint Hurdle as their new manager at a news conference Monday.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A diplomat says Israel will be allowed to complete construction of hundreds of homes in West Bank settlements under a new U.S.-proposed settlement moratorium.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is questionable to return after suffering a calf injury early in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
MIAMI (AP) -- Chad Pennington's return has lasted only two plays.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Ballots cast in Seattle shouldn't be a factor at the Clark County elections office. But those wandering ballots do keep county elections staff busy for about three weeks after election day.
Asking fans for a hand to help finance projects
When the local band Chris Margolin & The Dregs were planning their new album, members knew they’d need help coming up with the money for studio rentals, as well as mixing and mastering. So they turned to their fans, using Kickstarter to raise $2,113 from 41 backers this summer. Some were people they knew, and others were unknown patrons who just believed in their music and wanted to help make a follow-up to the 2008 EP “Fallen Leaf” happen.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- Kitsap County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a person with a pellet gun who has shot at least two vehicles, including a deputy's cruiser.
KENT, Wash. (AP) -- Two children and an adult were injured in a Sunday morning fire in a Kent mobile home.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (AP) -- Keiichiro Nagashima stunned race favorite Joji Kato by winning the men's 500 at the World Cup meet Sunday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Police say three University of Southern Mississippi football players were shot early Sunday during a fight at a nightclub, and all three are in fair condition at a local hospital.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- A spokeswoman says three University of Southern Mississippi athletes have been injured off campus, and police say three people are in critical condition after being shot at a club.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings receivers Percy Harvin and Bernard Berrian are active for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Carolina running backs DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Tyrell Sutton are inactive for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, leaving second-year pro Mike Goodson to start against the Buccaneers.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Lions starting left defensive end Cliff Avril is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills with a quadriceps injury.
MIAMI (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans now have two quarterbacks nursing injuries.
MIAMI (AP) -- Quarterback Kerry Collins starts for the second time in three games when the Tennessee Titans face the Miami Dolphins.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is helping the state's first new ferry in 12 years set sail.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Colts will be without starting linebackers Gary Brackett and Clint Session against Cincinnati.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Newly acquired cornerback Jason Allen is inactive for the Houston Texans.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Seneca Wallace is active for the first time since Oct. 10 and will be Cleveland rookie quarterback Colt McCoy's backup against the New York Jets.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- With the midterm elections over and the political landscape shifting, American Indian leaders are at a crossroads.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- A senior Israeli intelligence official says Hamas has rockets with a range of 80 kilometers (50 miles), putting the coastal metropolis of Tel Aviv within range of its launchers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Will Ferrell's dastardly schemes continue to succeed, with the animated "Megamind" staying at the top of the box office.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) -- The 17-year-old daughter of two Michigan stabbing victims and two others have been charged with murder in the attack that killed the man and seriously injured his wife.
MILAN (AP) -- Lance Armstrong's RadioShack teammate Yaroslav Popovych has had his house in Italy raided by police as part of a doping investigation.
CHICAGO (AP) -- There's good news for millions of people with mild or moderate heart failure. Studies show that the Pfizer drug Inspra and an implanted device from Medtronic can boost survival and cut down on trips to the hospital.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Obama administration adviser David Axelrod says he will leave the White House in the first half of next year to begin the president's re-election campaign.
17 years ago, Washingtonians decided that repeated violent felonies would mean life in prison. Now that we have experience with the law, how does it look?
To Chelsea Harrison, a precocious, pretty 14-year-old, Roy Russell was “Uncle Roy,” a cool guy who let teenagers party at his house. To prosecutors and judges, Russell was a habitual violent offender who shouldn’t have been free on a fall night five years ago.
It’s a tough time to look for work no matter what your background. But veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan seem to face extra challenges. They are 20 percent more likely to be unemployed than non-veterans, nationwide. Considering the risks these men and women take, and the sacrifices they make, we should all be troubled by that fact.
New allegations surface about DSHS recipients shaking down the system
ith an annual budget of almost $10 billion and as a provider of vital programs and services to one third of the state’s residents, the importance of the Department of Social and Health Services must never be taken for granted. DSHS serves one of the most critical functions of state government: helping needy and vulnerable adults and children in every community. So when allegations of fraud arise, swift and effective action must be taken. DSHS officials take this responsibility seriously, last year recovering $20.6 million in Medicaid fraud, saving $381 million by identifying third-party insurers and recovering $48.7 million in client overpayments and other fraudulent benefits paid.
This is a small sampling of the titles added last week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District collection. Visit the district’s 13 libraries, bookmobiles, fvrl.org or call 360-695-1566 to reserve titles or find additional listings.
Last year, the employees of local property management and development firm Holland Residential donated unused vacation time so six homeless families would have a place to live for six months. The effort was dubbed the Holland Homeless Challenge — because part of the plan was challenging other local companies to do the same. Now the challenge is on again.
Preparations are underway for Clark County’s largest annual food drive. But it can’t be Clark County’s largest annual food drive without you.
A daily list of death notices.
The National Park Service will help local park planners develop a “water trail” for kayakers and canoeists between Vancouver Lake, Lake River, the Columbia and the lower end of the Lewis River. The Lake and Lewis rivers enter the Columbia at nearly the same point, near the tip of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
An alleged pimp was arraigned Friday on a charge of second-degree promoting prostitution. Darcy D. Thomas, 40, is scheduled to go to trial Nov. 19.
A Vancouver man accused of murdering Charles N. Moore in December 2009 during a home-invasion robbery and slaying is expected to go to trial on Jan. 24. Douglas A. Marquis has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Moore and three counts of first-degree robbery relating to the alleged holdups of Moore and his two roommates.
The first Green Holiday Gift Event at the Marshall Community Center in Vancouver drew at least 1,000 shoppers for products made from recycled materials, from handbags to bird feeders. “We had a couple of vendors completely sell out of their product,” Heilman said. “That’s a good problem to have.”
Letters to the editor
Have the Hounds of Whinerville met their match? Perhaps temporarily, and on one particular battlefield: the Columbia River Crossing. But never underestimate the durability of the chronic complainers who camp out at public meetings. Here in Clark County, the Hounds of Whinerville are a leashless confederation of contrarians who could also be described as NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard), CAVE (Citizens Against Virtually Everything) and my personal favorite: BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything). Make no mistake, their disdain for progress is as vigorous as their contempt for a three-minute timer.
Agreement seen on video, defense says, was under pressure
Darryl Belk insisted he never wanted to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend. But he did want to get her in trouble with the law. During a three-day trial last week in U.S. District Court in Portland, Belk contended that he’d planned to hire someone to plant a gun or drugs in the ex-girlfriend’s car, then somehow get her pulled over by police.
Ballots cast in Seattle shouldn’t be a factor at the Clark County elections office, but some voters have had a little trouble with that. It’s just one of the factors that make Election Day a three-week assignment for county elections staff. Election Day was Nov. 2; final results won’t be certified until Nov. 23.
Saturday was a typical gray, drizzly winter day, although we are still in the midst of autumn. We might see similar conditions today, as moisture riding over a large area of high pressure in the Pacific Ocean slides into the Pacific Northwest.
For the 13th year in a row, Santa’s Posse is gearing up to provide food baskets and gifts for local families in need. The posse is spearheaded by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Rotary Clubs of Clark County, Fire District 6, Vancouver and Evergreen school districts and Kindercare Learning Centers.
People in business and other business news
Despite economy these firms, mainly in the tech sector, have seen revenue climb and have added jobs
While national economists predict this year’s slow business growth to continue well into next year, a handful of Clark County companies are expanding ahead of schedule. Many are hitting double-digit revenue growth this year and expect to continue or exceed those growth rates in 2011. Those rising profits haven’t necessarily translated into new jobs this year. Business owners are reluctant to expand while uncertainty over the pace of economic recovery lingers.
LONDON (AP) -- The ethics panel of world soccer's governing body is set to begin three-day hearing to decide whether two voters and two candidates should be barred from the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests for alleged corruption.
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- Chinese weightlifter Li Ping has set a world record to win the women's 117-pound division at the Asian Games.
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Australia's Adam Scott won the Singapre Open for the third time, completing a 3-under 68 in a Monday finish for a three-stroke victory over Denmark's Anders Hansen
LONDON (AP) -- England coach Fabio Capello says David Beckham is showing signs of improvement since an Achilles' tendon injury prevented the midfielder from playing at the World Cup.
GOTEMBA, Japan (AP) -- Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa won the Taiheiyo Masters on Sunday, shooting a 5-under 67 to hold off Australian Brendan Jones for his third title of the year on the Japanese tour.
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Nearly 3 million Muslims gathered for the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia are making their way up a rocky desert hill, chanting they have come to answer God's call.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A British couple kidnapped from their yacht by Somali pirates more than a year ago are now free.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Diving teams are again searching a northwest Portland island for missing 8-year-old Kyron Horman.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) -- The bat Kirk Gibson used for his historic home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1988 World Series sold for $575,912.40 early Sunday in SCP Auctions' October/November auction.
HONOLULU (AP) -- Rod Singleton scored four of his 20 points in overtime to help Montana State beat Central Michigan 65-58 on Saturday night in the Rainbow Classic.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Police say a bomb explosion near the house of a slain anti-Taliban elder has killed two people in northwest Pakistan.
DENVER (AP) -- Kyle Orton threw a career-high four touchdown passes and Knowshon Moreno had his first 100-yard rushing performance as the Denver Broncos routed the Kansas City Chiefs 49-29 on Sunday in their highest-scoring game in 47 years.