Stories for November 15, 2010
Police activity started at 10:15 p.m. Monday
Vancouver police took positions around Lieser Road and Mill Plain Boulevard on Monday night, looking for someone who ran off when pulled over in a traffic stop. The incident surfaced at about 10:15 p.m. Monday, when an officer radioed that he was in a foot chase with someone near the former Lieser Elementary School, and that the man had a good head start.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Joe Jackson scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half, and No. 19 Memphis escaped a poor shooting night to beat Miami 72-68 early Tuesday.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Utility crews are repairing lines and restoring electricity to more than 200,000 customers who lost power in Washington in the Monday windstorm in which gusts hit 60 mph in places.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- A hearing wrapped up Tuesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that will determine whether a Boise, Idaho, soldier accused of killing a civilian in Afghanistan will face a court martial.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- A hearing continues Tuesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a Boise, Idaho, soldier accused of killing a civilian in Afghanistan.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- Army prosecutors have told a military hearing that a Boise, Idaho, soldier should face a court-martial in a plot that killed an Afghan civilian. But a defense lawyer says 20-year-old Pfc. Andrew Holmes was following a team leader's order to fire, and questions whether Holmes' bullets hit the victim.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Travis Outlaw added 23 against his former team, and the New Jersey Nets overcame the second-quarter ejection of leading scorer Devin Harris to beat the Clippers 110-96 on Monday night, sending Los Angeles to its sixth straight loss.
City council will revisit possible annexation by Fire District 5
Clark County Fire District 5 and the Vancouver Fire Department could merge into one department, and while there would be some roadblocks, both sides would probably benefit, a feasibility study commissioned by Fire District 5 found. It was presented to the Vancouver City Council on Monday. The study looked at the possible annexation of the city’s fire department by Fire District 5, and determined the move has the potential to shore up the city’s struggling department. The Vancouver Fire Department will close Fire Station 6 in central Vancouver in January, and retiring Chief Don Bivins has said his department can’t keep up with demands without a change in its revenue.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Casper Ware scored 16 points to lead four Long Beach State players in double figures and the 49ers defeated San Francisco State 82-65 Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Reeves Nelson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and UCLA took control with a 26-2 run over both halves to beat Pepperdine 79-69 in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Monday night.
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Kevin Deeb scored 22 points, including five 3-pointers, to boost California Baptist to a 79-69 win over Southern Utah on Monday night.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- BJ Shearry scored 14 points to lead UC Riverside past Pomona-Pitzer 81-48 on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Freshman Maurice Jones scored 29 points as Southern Cal beat Santa Clara 86-73 on Monday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An 81-year-old Portland, Ore., man has been sentenced to a year's confinement for collecting Social Security, food stamp and Medicare benefits in the name of his long-dead brother.
BANGKOK (AP) -- Accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout has left Thailand after his extradition to the United States was approved by the government.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Andrew Zimmerman matched his career high with 14 points, Gabriel Harris added 12 and Stanford scored 18 unanswered points in the first half on the way to a 64-48 win over San Diego on Monday night.
HONOLULU (AP) -- Bobby Howard had 18 points and 14 rebounds, and Erik Rush added 17 points as Montana State beat Cal State Fullerton in the Rainbow Classic on Monday night.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- What started out as a homecoming celebration for a young Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier and his wife ended up with both of them arrested for investigation of drunken driving.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- New Jersey leading scorer Devin Harris has been ejected from the Nets' game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night following a Grade 2 flagrant foul he committed against rookie Blake Griffin.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Jeffrey Merritt scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Samford past Tennessee Wesleyan 57-54 on Monday night.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- One winning ticket was sold for Monday night's $160,000 top prize in the Washington State Lottery's Hit 5 game but there were no winning tickets for the $6.2 million Lotto jackpot.
Police converged at credit union west of mall
Vancouver police rushed to the corner of Northeast Andresen Road and Van Mall Drive on Monday night after a bystander and other people called 911 to report an attempted armed robbery at the IQ Credit Union, 7107 N.E. Van Mall Drive. Officers ordered four teens onto the ground in the parking lot, handcuffed them and detained them for questioning, but it turned out it was just a verbal altercation in which no one was reported injured, said Officer Ilia Botvinnik with the Vancouver Police Department.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Robert Boyd scored 20 points, leading five Lipscomb players in double figures in a 103-78 victory over Stillman College on Monday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Serge Ibaka and Russell Westbrook added 22 apiece, and the Oklahoma City Thunder halted the Utah Jazz's five-game winning streak with a 115-108 victory on Monday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A young girl was struck in the face by a puck during the first period of the Philadelphia Flyers' 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.
Clark County Fire District 5 and the Vancouver Fire Department could merge into one department, and while there would be some roadblocks, both sides would probably benefit, a feasibility study commissioned by Fire District 5 and presented to the Vancouver City Council Monday found. The study looked at the possible annexation of the city’s fire department by Fire District 5, and determined the move has the potential to shore up the city’s struggling department. The Vancouver Fire Department will close Fire Station 6 in central Vancouver in January; and retiring Chief Don Bivins has said his department can’t keep up with demands without a change in its revenue.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Juan Pattillo scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half to lead Western Kentucky past Alabama A&M 83-61 on Monday night.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Troy Gillenwater led New Mexico State with 21 points and six Aggies scored in double figures in a 95-62 victory over Western New Mexico University on Monday night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Kayla McBride had 14 points and six rebounds, Natalie Novosel added 13 points and No. 12 Notre Dame routed Morehead State 91-28 Monday night.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- C.J. McCollum scored 20 points and Gabe Knutson added 13 as Lehigh pulled away from Wagner 73-57 on Monday night.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Reuben Clayton scored 23 points and Tennessee-Martin pulled away from Centenary in the second half for a 79-56 win Monday night.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Paul Carter had 24 points and nine rebounds and Robo Kreps added 20 points as Illinois-Chicago defeated Roosevelt 94-54 Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Steve Frankoski scored 19 points and hot-shooting Columbia routed Maryland-Eastern Shore 108-74 Monday night to give coach Kyle Smith his first career victory.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities investigating the disappearance of a 48-year-old Bend, Ore., woman say they've found a black and white sweater believed to belong to Lori Blaylock.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Travis Bureau scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Louisiana-Lafayette past Louisiana College 91-66 on Monday night.
ELON, N.C. (AP) -- Freshman Jack Isenbarger scored 29 points to lead Elon to a 99-68 victory over the College of New Jersey on Monday night.
DENVER (AP) -- Defenseman John-Michael Liles scored twice in the first period, Peter Budaj stopped 27 shots, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the struggling St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday night.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Gilberto Clavell had 20 points and 10 rebounds Monday night to lead Sam Houston State to a 90-68 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kyle Cassity scored 17 points and Rob Loe had 16 to lead Saint Louis to a 72-45 victory over Rockhurst on Monday night.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Jonathan Mitchell scored 15 points to lead Rutgers to a 68-53 win over Fairfield in a Philadelphia Hoop Scoop Classic preliminary game Monday night.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Caleb Brown hit a 3-pointer with two-tenths of a second left, and Austin Peay defeated Chattanooga 70-67 Monday night.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Kevin Anderson and Justin Harper scored 13 points apiece to lead five players in double figures for Richmond as it defeated William & Mary 73-49 on Monday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- JaMychal Green scored 17 points to lead four Alabama players in double figures in a 79-60 win over Troy on Monday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A woman accused of driving her pickup truck into a crowd of people outside a Seattle nightclub has pleaded not guilty to vehicular assault charges.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris each had double-doubles and No. 7 Kansas romped past Valparaiso 79-44 Monday night for the Jayhawks' 61st consecutive home victory.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Reserve Christian Standhardinger had 20 points and a career-high 11 rebounds and three other Nebraska players scored in double figures in the Cornhuskers' 83-40 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sam Willard had 15 points and 15 rebounds to help Pacific defeat Nevada 64-53 in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Monday night.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Jontae Sherrod scored 21 points and East Carolina defeated Campbell 76-63 on Monday night.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Ledrick Eackles scored 18 points and Oakland (Mich.) dominated from the free-throw line to defeat Ohio 78-66 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brenton Butler scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as Fordham defeated Sacred Heart 69-51 on Monday night, ending the longest losing streak in Division I at 22 games.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) -- Jereal Scott shot 60 percent from the floor and scored 15 points to help Stephen F. Austin cruise past Longwood 80-54 on Monday night.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- B.J. Holmes had 13 points, seven assists, seven steals and four rebounds to lead Texas A&M past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 86-65 Monday night.
Here is a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation:
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- Spencer Dixon had a game-high 27 points and Kennesaw State built a 20-point lead in the first half en route to an 80-63 upset of Georgia Tech on Monday night.
LORETTO, Pa. (AP) -- Umar Shannon scored 23 points, including the game's final seven, to lead St. Francis (Pa.) past Colgate 69-66 on Monday night.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Jerai Grant led a balanced Clemson attack with 13 points and six rebounds Monday night as the Tigers held off Wofford 78-70.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Amin Stevens scored 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting to lead Florida A&M past Southeastern (Fla.) 88-61 on Monday night.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Frank Hassell scored 15 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked three shots for Old Dominion, which never trailed in a 79-57 victory over High Point on Monday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Chris Flores and Arjun Ohri each scored 12 points to lead four players in double figures for NJIT in a 96-49 blowout victory over NYU-Poly on Monday night.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Vincent Council scored 18 points and Marshon Brooks and Bilal Dixon each contributed double-doubles as Providence eked out a 58-55 victory against Yale Monday night.
MIAMI (AP) -- Eric Frederick scored 21 points to lead Florida International to a 69-54 victory over Barry on Monday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Ron Anderson Jr. scored 16 points to lead three South Florida players in double figures in a 74-71 victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) on Monday night.
Winner advances to state semifinals at the Tacoma Dome
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association confirmed Monday what had already been anticipated. Both Camas and Lakes wanted a Friday game instead of a Saturday game.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Alexa Deluzio scored a career-high 23 points and No. 16 Florida State rallied for a 67-61 win over Auburn on Monday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Norris Cole scored 19 points and Cleveland State equaled its best-ever start with an 83-49 rout of Urbana Monday night.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Vlad Moldoveanu scored 11 points and Stephen Lumpkins and Troy Brewer added 10 each as American University defeated Albany (N.Y.) 57-44 Monday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Marcus Jordan scored 13 points and Keith Clanton added 12 points and 10 rebounds as Central Florida routed Jackson State 80-39 on Monday night to improve to 2-0 under first-year head coach Donnie Jones.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Johnny Thomas scored 16 points off the bench to lead six players in double figures for Marshall in a 93-48 rout of Glenville State on Monday night.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Freshman Travis McKie scored 21 points and Wake Forest held on to beat Hampton 63-56 on Monday night in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Kalisha Keane scored 23 points, leading No. 25 Michigan State to a 74-62 victory over Dayton on Monday night.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Katie Rutan scored all 22 of her points in the first half, and No. 5 Xavier finally took advantage of its height advantage in the second, holding off Michigan 85-76 Monday night.
Here is a press release from U.S. Attorney Dwight C. Holden in Portland, Ore.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Rookie Gordon Hayward will start for the Jazz on Monday night against Oklahoma City in place of Raja Bell, who has a groin injury.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A year after shifting their meetings from the usual resort destinations to a Chicago airport hotel, baseball general managers arrived Monday for their annual session, which is being held this year near Disney World.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A federal audit has raised concerns about cleanup delays at a Hanford nuclear reservation plant where workers produced more than half the plutonium for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- An NFL arbitrator has denied a grievance filed by former Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin in an attempt to claim the lost salary he maintained he was still owed by the team.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez is expected to miss several weeks with moderate sprains of two ligaments in his left knee.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Game officials have separated Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins players as they animatedly exchanged pregame words.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- New New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson attended the start of the general manager's meeting, two days after his 87-year-old father died when he was hit by a car.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The chief executive of the New Meadowlands Stadium blames New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority equipment for the two power outages that occurred during the New York Giants' game with the Dallas Cowboys.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Joe Lacob and Peter Guber believe the Golden State Warriors should be among the nation's elite sports franchises.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Get Ready Bertie, in foal to Majestic Warrior, brought $170,000 to lead Monday's session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Philadelphia Eagles free safety Nate Allen was inactive for Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins because of a neck strain.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- TCU offensive line coach Eddie Williamson is out of the hospital after treatment for chest pains that he experienced on the sideline during a game.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds have agreed to a 1-year, $3 million deal with catcher Ramon Hernandez, who started a team-high 85 games behind the plate last season.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- The NCAA has ruled North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo and fullback Devon Ramsay permanently ineligible.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Department of Corrections says it spent $97,814.09 to execute convicted murderer Cal Coburn Brown.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence just hours before the Seahawks traveled to Arizona to face the Cardinals.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The two cracks in Matt Hasselbeck's left wrist are not significant enough that the Seahawks quarterback will miss any games.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ed "Spanky" Kirkpatrick, who played seven seasons for the Angels during a 16-year major league career, has died. He was 66.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The manufacturer of popular caffeinated alcohol drink Four Loko has said it will remove the caffeine from its products, pulling the blend off the market just as the Food and Drug Administration is poised to ban it.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A New York senator says federal regulators are expected to move to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks as soon as this week.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- George Steinbrenner's family is rooting hard for the late New York Yankees owner to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- J.J. Redick is sidelined with back spasms and inactive for the Orlando Magic against the Memphis Grizzlies.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Election workers are scheduled to continue counting ballots in Alaska's still-undecided Senate race.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski has built a 1,706 vote lead over GOP nominee Joe Miller in Alaska's still-undecided Senate race.
A suspect in a shooting who remained at large for seven months made his first appearance in court Monday to answer allegations of first-degree attempted murder.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona authorities say they have discovered the body of a woman believed to be the missing mother of a girl found dead in Louisiana.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Prison inmates will be doing their part to cut the state's big budget deficit.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Without even playing this past weekend, the Oakland Raiders moved into a tie for first place in the AFC West. Staying there might not be as easy.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Live racing at one of the nation's premier harness racing tracks would be ended under a recommendation from Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's panel on the future of casinos and racetracks.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have filled out their staff under new manager Ron Roenicke with three new coaches and three returning from last year's group.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Mark O'Meara and Nick Price won the 19th annual ADT Golf Skills Challenge at The Breakers on Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans just keep doing the quarterback shuffle due to injuries, and now it's Vince Young whose left sprained ankle is healthy enough for him to start with backup Kerry Collins missing several games due to a strained left calf.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Don't bother calling the New York Giants the best team in the NFC this week.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The U.S. soccer team will open next year's schedule with an exhibition against Chile on Jan. 22 at Carson, Calif.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Wide receivers Legedu Naanee and Malcom Floyd are optimistic that they'll be able to play when the San Diego Chargers host the Denver Broncos next Monday night.
Erik McGarrity lived with his former confidential informant
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Steelers' 13-point loss to the Patriots felt much worse than that, if only because Tom Brady gave the rest of the NFL a blueprint for going after Pittsburgh's attack-style defense.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- John Abraham is back in the sacks race.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is ordering federal land managers to consider conservation as the primary focus of some 27 million acres of public lands in the West.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- A dentist from Enterprise has been identified as the pilot killed in the crash of a small plane on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The wreckage of a light plane with one person aboard has been found about 34 miles southeast of Pendleton, Ore., on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Umatilla County Emergency Management officials say the pilot is dead.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- Wreckage believed to be a small plane that went missing on a flight from Washington state to Eastern Oregon has been spotted in Oregon.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed right-hander Jose Contreras to a $5.5 million, two-year contract with a club option for 2013.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller and defensive end Spencer Johnson likely won't play against Cincinnati next week due to hamstring injuries.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane County medical examiner's office has identified the armed man shot by police on Friday as 29-year-old Ethan Corporon.
Missing boy's dad holds press conference
Kaine Horman told reporters today that he never thought that his son Kyron was in danger around his estranged wife in the months before he disappeared.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nordstrom Inc. is reporting a 43 percent increase in third-quarter net income as the upscale retailer benefits from its customers going back to spending. The company also is boosting its earnings outlook.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns starting linebacker Scott Fujita has an injured left knee ligament and Cleveland coach Eric Mangini says one of his defensive captains "could be out for a little while."
SEATTLE (AP) -- Some birds from the presidential turkey flock that aren't going to make it to the White House make a stop in Washington state this week.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Former Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling champion Imre Polyak has died at 78.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Jake Locker gets one more day to convince Washington's medical staff he's healthy enough to play with a broken rib.
All parties were from Oregon
The passenger who died in Saturday's vehicle crash has been identified as 22-year-old Mark Selby of Clackamas, Oregon. The driver of the Mercury Cougar has been identified as 19-year-old Anthony Wrenn of Milwaukie, Oregon. The driver of the Honda Pilot has been identified as 56-year-old Elizabeth Estes of Troutdale, Oregon.
Oregon troopers arrest two
Two San Francisco men were arrested early Sunday morning by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers during a traffic stop north of Aurora when over 14 lbs. of marijuana was found concealed in the vehicle.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon State Marine Board is looking for ways to better serve nonmotorized boaters.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Final unofficial votes show Democratic state Sen. Alan Bates is the winner in one of the two cliffhanger races determining control of the Oregon Senate.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Southern Mississippi coach Larry Fedora has met with three players hospitalized after a shooting at a club and says they apologized for "letting the team down."
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The new Oregon State Hospital is getting ready for its first wave of patients, who will all have private bedrooms and "treatment malls" available.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police in Portland are searching for a missing 10-year-old boy last seen at his school cafeteria.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 10-year-old boy was found safe at a friend's house in Portland after he missed class and set off a police search.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Flames forward Brett Sutter has apologized to his family and fans for getting into a fight outside a bar in Arizona.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City coach Todd Haley has apologized for refusing to shake hands with Denver coach Josh McDaniels after the Chiefs' blowout loss on Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox have claimed right-handed pitcher Taylor Buchholz off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- British sprint specialist Mark Cavendish will compete in his first Tour Down Under in January.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A new study identifies three types of bicyclists in Ashland, similar to Portland and other cities around the country.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels says he's still stumped by Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley's post-game snub.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A southern Oregon rancher known as the "voice of reason" in the cattle industry is going to be honored this week in Portland.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU coach Les Miles says the top-ranked Southeastern Conference team should have an opportunity to play in the BCS title game because of how competitive the league has become on the national stage.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Both Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and Baylor's Kim Mulkey head into the showdown between the nation's top two women's teams insisting that a loss would not be that big a deal.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pitt defensive end Greg Romeus will miss the rest of his senior season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the second major injury he has had this season.
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A fire service official says the death toll in the New Delhi building collapse has risen to 51.
BRIDGEPORT, Wash. (AP) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation have reached agreement with a federal agency and a utility to share costs for building a new fish hatchery in north-central Washington.
NEW YORK (AP) -- San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz have been voted the Rookies of the Year.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed veteran infielder Geoff Blum in a move that new general manager Kevin Towers says is "the first step" in improving the team's bench.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas coach Mack Brown says sophomore running back Tre' Newton is giving up football after a series of injuries.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois linebacker Evan Frierson has been indefinitely suspended from the team after he was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery.
FIORANO, Italy (AP) -- The fastest man in the world has taken a break from training to test drive some of the world's fastest cars.
LONDON (AP) -- Olympic organizers have launched a $217 million project to boost sports participation in Britain in conjunction with the 2012 London Games.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier is expected to be sidelined four to five weeks after having surgery on his broken right hand.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have re-signed free agent pitcher Anthony Reyes to a minor league contract.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have re-signed free agent pitcher Anthony Reyes to a minor-league contract.
LONGUEUIL, Quebec (AP) -- Montreal says top defenseman Andrei Markov will miss the Canadiens' next game with a lower-body injury.
The historic Schofield Building in downtown Vancouver will get a face-lift, but the property owners want to put a little lipstick on it in the meantime. The Schofields are renovating two buildings — one built in 1867 and the other in 1905 — that cover three-quarters of the block at Sixth and Main streets. During the work, six large windows will be boarded up. Instead of bare plywood, property manager Ed Aschieris envisions works of art.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scott Rudin, producer of Academy Awards champ "No Country for Old Men" along with "The Social Network" and the upcoming Western remake "True Grit," has earned a career-achievement prize from his producing peers.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The family of a Nevada truck driver killed when an Oregon trucker lost a load of hay on a mountain highway has filed a $2.7 million wrongful death lawsuit.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have added Billy Ryan as assistant general manager under the recently hired Kevin Towers.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes have recalled bruising defenseman Nolan Yonkman and sent defenseman Garrett Stafford down to their AHL affiliate in San Antonio.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A team of globe-trotting electric motor scooter riders made a weekend stop in southern Oregon to help promote the transition to transportation without pollution.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- University at Buffalo starting quarterback Alex Zordich will miss the team's final two games with a broken rib.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Australian forward Danny Allsopp is leaving D.C. United.
BERLIN (AP) -- The International Biathlon Union has fined Russia $68,000 for a series of doping violations.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Clint Hurdle has been hired as the Pittsburgh Pirates' manager, saying he's not intimidated by the franchise's record 18 consecutive losing seasons.
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- More parents in Southwest Washington are taking advantage of a federal law that allows them to transfer their kids out of failing schools.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The official arrival of winter may be more than a month away, but it's time to get an Oregon Sno-Park permit if you want to park and play.
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- There's just one name on the back of their jerseys: Afghanistan.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg to manager their Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Islanders have fired coach Scott Gordon and replaced on an interim basis with Jack Capuano.
YONCALLA, Ore. (AP) -- A controversial Elvis performance by the school superintendent has highlighted some problems in the Yoncalla School District near Eugene.
WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) -- West Liberty beat Lock Haven 154-48 as nine players scored in double figures to propel the Hilltoppers to a near-record margin of victory.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plan to give as much as $7 million in grants to help homeless families in Snohomish County over the next six years has some social service agencies worried.
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- Two fundraisers are being planned for a Lebanon Police officer who was injured in an October car accident.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say two units at Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla were locked down following an inmate fight.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- About 20 people have been displaced by a fire in a northeast Salem apartment building that damaged four units in the eight-unit building.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man was critically injured when his car crashed into a house after he sped away from a police officer trying to make a traffic stop.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland driver has been injured after speeding away from police during a traffic stop and crashing into a southeast Portland house.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle homeless encampment named for a former mayor is moving from the university district to a site in north Seattle.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle's Center for Wooden Boats has received an international award from the Washington, D.C.-based Waterfront Center.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane County sheriff's office says a fatal shooting over the weekend was apparently an act of self-defense.
Tim Martinez: High schools
Before we can officially move into winter sports mode, there are three fall sports teams who are not done yet.
High school sports schedule for the week of Nov. 15-20
Students past and present gather to honor longtime piano teacher
They could have called it Jodipalooza. Noted Vancouver music teacher Jodi Brown celebrated 30 years in business with performances by more than 30 pianists Sunday.
Stepping inside the Keplar home is a little like diving into a friendly rugby scrimmage. There’s a ton of love on display — and plenty of tackles and takedowns and shouts of joy. There are occasional warnings about kids getting too rowdy and winding up hurt. Only rarely are there big bumps and real tears. Those are quickly kissed away by parents Chuck and Jeanette, who invited this maelstrom upon themselves. Here’s the maelstrom by name. Kayla, 10, and David, 8, are the couple’s biological children. Last year they adopted brother and sister Taliyah, 6, and Ali, 5, and their half-brother Ryder, 3. That makes a household of seven. The Keplars are adopting another child — a 14-year-old named Savanna, who has not yet joined the fray. That’s eight. The dog makes nine.
La Center resident Tony Carlston, 29, recently returned from a Vector Marketing Corp. retreat in Miami, where he spent a day volunteering for Haitian aid programs. He worked with Angel Wings International, a nonprofit agency dedicated since 2007 to helping with the medical needs in Haiti.
Battle Ground actor and Enation frontman Jonathan Jackson will pull double duty on the Nov. 16 episode of “General Hospital.” Jackson, 28, plays Lucky Spencer on the soap opera, and on this particular episode, his musical talents also will be featured. The song “Eyes of Grace” off Enation’s “World In Flight” album will play during a “General Hospital” montage. “General Hospital” airs at 2 p.m. on ABC channel 2.
Building permits more than $25,000 issued by Clark County’s Department of Community Development.
Recent commercial real estate transactions as reported by area brokerage firms.
Men accused in 2009 fatal shooting near S&S Mart
High-profile murder trials currently set to begin Nov. 22 will likely be postponed. The two defendants are accused of shooting and killing a Vancouver man in December 2009. Both are charged in Clark County Superior Court with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder.
Potentially deadly product has repeatedly shown up in alarming stories
State and local evidence convincingly justifies the ban on caffeinated malt liquor that Gov. Chris Gregoire announced last Wednesday. The emergency ban takes effect on Nov. 18 and will be in force for 120 days. The state Liquor Control Board or the Legislature could make the ban permanent. A bill promoting such a ban did not make it out of a Senate committee this year, but that was before the wave of evidence arrived.
Alternative to marijuana can cause health issues
“Got spice?” That was the big, clever marketing message on a banner displayed by a Spokane-area convenience store when Sarah Denis drove by.
Buffalo Soldiers from more than 100 years ago were saluted this month in Vancouver’s annual Veterans Parade. The event on Nov. 6 honored a U.S. Army infantry unit that was based at Vancouver Barracks at the turn of the 20th century. It turns out that one of the participants in our local slate of veterans’ events did some buffalo-soldiering of his own.
Former auditor will likely face similar one in Skamania County
At the request of the Skamania County Board of Commissioners, the state attorney general’s office has dropped a charge of official misconduct against former county auditor J. Michael Garvison. However, the charge is likely to be renewed early next year. Garvison was charged with the crime, a gross misdemeanor, for allegedly running up tens of thousands of dollars of unauthorized expenditures for travel, college tuition and office equipment during his tenure as Skamania County’s elected auditor.
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Letters to the editor
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) -- Mongolian Hakuho has lost to Kisenosato, ending his winning streak end at 63, six wins short of sumo's all-time record of 69 straight wins.
VIENNA (AP) -- World super-combined champion Kathrin Zettel will skip the next two World Cup races to rest her left knee.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Everett Community College is buying a motel to build a nursing and health services center on the property.
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI has warned athletes not to strengthen their bodies "at all costs" or through illegal substances.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is speaking in Yakima today about a new anti-gang bill he wants the Legislature to consider.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials are defending new anti-terrorism security procedures at the nation's airports that some travelers complain are overly invasive and intimate.
LONDON (AP) -- South Africa rugby players Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson have been suspended after failing doping tests following a match against Ireland.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopian long-distance great Haile Gebrselassie says he has changed his mind about retiring and will compete again.
LONDON (AP) -- Nico Hulkenberg is leaving Williams at the end of his Formula One debut season, but the team has agreed on a new deal with Rubens Barrichello.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- It's the defense's turn to present evidence in the Florida DUI manslaughter trial of former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz.
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) -- Some parents in a New York City suburb are upset because a local politician called police on two 13-year-old boys for selling cupcakes and other baked goods without a permit.
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) -- The data storage company EMC says it has agreed to buy Isilon for $2.25 billion in cash.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Caterpillar Inc., the world's largest construction and mining equipment maker, says it has agreed to buy Bucyrus International Inc. for $7.6 billion in cash.
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stock futures are pointing to a slightly higher open as investors hope to move beyond worries about Ireland's debt drama that dragged major indexes down last week.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) -- Investigators say two vehicles found in a central Ohio lake are likely unrelated to the search for three people who remain missing a day after a teenage girl who disappeared with them was rescued from a nearby home.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) -- Investigators say two cars found in a central Ohio lake are likely unrelated to the search for three people who remain missing a day after a teenage girl who disappeared with them was rescued from a nearby home.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) -- A sheriff says "there is a possibility" that three people still missing in central Ohio have been killed.
PARIS (AP) -- Coach Laurent Blanc says that France no longer has any great players, and has called on future stars to put their development as young players ahead of short-term financial gain.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington state Corrections spokeswoman says nearly 400 inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary remain locked in their cells after an inmate fight left nine officers with minor injuries.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say four correctional officers have been treated for minor injuries after trying to break up an inmate fight at the Washington State Penitentiary.
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Chinese state media report that unlicensed welders accidentally started a fire in a high-rise apartment building in Shanghai that has so far left 53 dead.
SHANGHAI (AP) -- China's official Xinhua News Agency says the death toll of a fire that engulfed a high-rise apartment building in China's business center of Shanghai has risen to 42.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A new report contends that federal officials have underestimated the risks associated with building a new lab in northeast Kansas that will study dangerous animal diseases that can be passed to humans.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Invoking the spirit of "Star Trek" in an article entitled "To Boldly Go," two scientists contend human travel to Mars could happen much more quickly and cheaply if the missions are made one-way. They argue that it would be little different from early settlers to North America, who left Europe with little expectation of return.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- A hearing to determine if an Army psychiatrist should stand trial in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military base has resumed and is likely to end quickly.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida dealership trying to drum up business is offering an unusual perk for potential used-truck buyers: A free AK-47 assault rifle.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Testimony has resumed in the money laundering trial of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.