Stories for November 16, 2010
Blazers wrap up road trip with victory over Memphis without ailing guard Roy
Wesley Matthews scored a career-high 30 points, 22 in the first half, and the Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-99 on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Reeves Nelson tied his career-high with 21 points and 14 rebounds, and UCLA overcame a poor shooting second half to defeat Pacific 57-44 in the NIT Season Tip-Off on Tuesday night.
There’s no money in city budget, but Leavitt hopes to raise attention
With the season’s coldest storms forecast to blow through Vancouver this week, organizers and residents of the men’s Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church can’t help but think about the need for a warm place to spend the night. The shelter, open from Nov. 1 to March 31, is a place for hot showers, comfy couches and companionship.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- About 25,000 Boeing Co. Machinists will receive an extra $1,500 this week as part of their 2008 labor contract with the company.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Thomas Coleman had 17 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks to lead six North Carolina A&T players in double figures as the Aggies routed North Carolina Wesleyan 100-66 on Tuesday night.
Man escaped on foot Monday; car was stolen, police say
Vancouver police on Tuesday were continuing to seek a man who fled from a stolen car late Monday night around Lieser Road and Mill Plain Boulevard and escaped. 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.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Justin Holiday scored eight of his career-high 18 points during Washington's 20-5 run to open the second half, center Matthew Bryan-Amaning posted his second double-double in as many games, and the 17th-ranked Huskies overcame a sluggish first half to rout Eastern Washington 98-72 on Tuesday night.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved a two-day razor clam dig this coming weekend at Long Beach and Twin Harbors on the Washington coast.
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) -- Demondre Chapman came off the bench to score 16 points and grab 10 rebounds and Prairie View defeated Arlington Baptist 82-58 on Tuesday night.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Salem, Ore., police say they've arrested a 33-year-old woman in what they say was a murder-for-hire plot targeting the woman's ex-husband.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Ashen Ward and Devonte Maymon each scored 13 points and Youngstown State defeated Buffalo 64-53 for its first win over the Bulls since 2002.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mychel Thompson scored 34 points and Pepperdine held off Nevada 76-75 in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Tuesday night.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Harouna Mutumbo scored 15 points and Mike Williams added 13 as Western Carolina defeated DePaul 69-64 on Tuesday night.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Andrew Goudelock had 27 points and nine assists and College of Charleston rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to defeat Coastal Carolina 83-67 on Tuesday night.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- Brett Tomko scored 15 points, including a 3 to send the game into overtime, and North Carolina Wilmington defeated Liberty 69-64 on Tuesday night.
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Delroy James scored 23 points, leading five Rhode Island players in double figures as the Rams routed intrastate rival Brown 92-67 Tuesday night.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Dane DiLiegro grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a jump shot with one second left as New Hampshire spoiled intrastate rival Dartmouth's home opener 55-53 Tuesday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Sammy Yeager and Garlon Green each scored 17 points and Hank Thorns had a double-double as TCU defeated Southern Methodist 84-64 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shenneika Smith scored 17 points and No. 20 St. John's routed Manhattan 77-51 on Tuesday night.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Jeff Brooks had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Talor Battle added 15 points as Penn State defeated St. Joseph's, 66-57 on Tuesday night.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Amu Saaka and Darryl Evans scored 14 points each and Furman held on for a 69-67 win over North Carolina-Asheville.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Wichita State's David Kyles scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Shockers past Texas Southern 79-67 Tuesday night at Koch Arena.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Jon Leuer scored 22 points Tuesday night to lead Wisconsin to an 85-53 win over North Dakota.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Glenn Powell had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Jacksonville never trailed in defeating Savannah State 64-54 on Tuesday night.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Greg Brown scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Tuesday night as Navy defeated Neumann 74-62.
REEDSPORT, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say one man was found dead after a vehicle ran off U.S. Highway 101 near Reedsport and plunged about 70 feet down a steep embankment.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Garrius Holloman's 14 points led five Bethune-Cookman players in double figures as the Wildcats topped cross-county rival Stetson University 78-66 on Tuesday night.
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington state Fish and Wildlife official says agents have identified a person they believe shot a young black bear in suburban Issaquah, partially paralyzing the animal. The bear was later euthanized.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Georgetown ended a 10-minute scoring drought with back-to-back 3-pointers late in the second half as the No. 13 Hoyas earned their first victory over No. 21 Maryland on Monday, 53-45.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Gerald Robinson Jr. scored 21 points and Georgia overcame poor free-throw shooting to edge Colorado 83-74 on Tuesday night.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Damian Lillard scored 25 points and Weber State beat Colorado Christian in the Wildcats' home opener.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Singleton scored a career-high 30 points and Deividas Dulkys added 12 points as Florida State defeated Gardner-Webb 78-53 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the NFL Players Association has given specifics on its counter proposal to an 18-game regular season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Leroy Nobles scored 21 points and Alex Young had 17 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday night to lead IUPUI past Indiana-Northwest 83-62.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A handful of Washington state lawmakers are joining more than 70 of their colleagues nationwide in filing a brief later this week in support of the national health care reform law.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Joey Rodriguez had 15 of his 18 points after halftime to help Virginia Commonwealth beat Wake Forest 90-69 on Tuesday night in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has declared victory in the Alaska Senate race, exactly two months after announcing her long-shot write-in campaign.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has widened her lead over GOP rival Joe Miller to 10,400 votes in Alaska's Senate race and is returning to the state, where she could declare victory as early as Wednesday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner says contract talks between the team and shortstop Derek Jeter are going well.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington quarterback Jake Locker has been cleared for Thursday night's game against UCLA, the final word announced by coach Steve Sarkisian on his Twitter account.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The status of Washington quarterback Jake Locker remains in question for Thursday night's game against UCLA, although indications are he will play.
DENVER (AP) -- Denver Nuggets coach George Karl says he'll only return to the NBA next season if he doesn't have any setbacks in his recovery from throat and neck cancer.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Baseball management is more likely to consider expanded playoffs for 2012 than for next year.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Portland leading scorer Brandon Roy missed the Trail Blazers' game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night with a left knee injury.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a man who threatened to blow up a van near Eugene, Ore.'s downtown post office has been arrested.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue receiver Keith Smith is seeking a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA after a knee injury prematurely ended his season.
New Hockinson sidewalk makes getting to school safer for students.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Federal regulators have cited Massey Energy Co. for impeding the investigation of the deadliest U.S. coal mine explosion since 1970.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Maalik Wayns scored 17 points and Dominic Cheek had 15 to lead No. 6 Villanova to an 84-47 victory over Marist on Tuesday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Austin Peay quarterback Trent Caffee has been released from the hospital after being treated for neck and head injuries he suffered against Murray State.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped a felony aggravated battery charge against Miami Dolphins reserve defensive end Phillip Merling.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Unsure of Jimmy Clausen's status because of a concussion, the Carolina Panthers have promoted quarterback Brian St. Pierre from the practice squad.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves expect point guard Luke Ridnour to return to the lineup on Wednesday against the Clippers after missing the past five games with a strained left hamstring.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Northern Colorado football coach Scott Downing has been fired after five seasons and a 9-47 overall record.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Mets could have a new manager in place by Thanksgiving Day.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Free agent pitcher Cliff Lee has had another high-level visitor.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals' starting offensive right tackle, Brandon Keith, is out for the remainder of the season because of hamstring and knee injuries.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Martavious Irving hit three 3-pointers during a decisive second-half run that turned a tight game between two cold-shooting teams into a laugher and sparked No. 3 Kansas State to a 73-57 victory Tuesday afternoon over No. 22 Virginia Tech.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Right-hander Jake Westbrook decided to stay with the St. Louis Cardinals, agreeing to a two-year contract.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns are no longer as deep at quarterback, releasing veteran backup Brett Ratliff.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison and reserve forward Tyler Hansbrough will miss Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks with sprained left ankles.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Allyson Felix has won her third Jesse Owens Award, and David Oliver was honored by USA Track and Field for the first time.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants have signed Derek Hagan and placed Ramses Barden on injured reserve.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL is looking into Eagles center Mike McGlynn's accusation that Redskins safety LaRon Landry spit at him.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is honoring the late Yankee Stadium public-address announcer Bob Sheppard.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The coal industry is maneuvering to ramp up its U.S. exports to Asia from the West Coast, with the first of several potential port expansions along the Columbia River pending before officials in Washington state.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The coal industry is maneuvering to ramp up its U.S. exports to Asia from the West Coast, with the first of several potential port expansions along the Columbia River pending before officials in Washington.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Power-hitting second baseman Dan Uggla has been traded from the Florida Marlins to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Omar Infante and left-hander Mike Dunn.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Magic-Knicks game that was postponed because of an asbestos scare at Madison Square Garden will be played on March 28.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that All-Star catcher John Buck and the Florida Marlins are close to agreement on an $18 million, three-year contract.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic critics of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have failed in their effort to postpone a vote on keeping her as the party's leader. The California Democrat hopes to secure the job in a vote later Wednesday by Democrats who will be in the House next year.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Transportation Security Administration is acknowledging that the new pat-downs are more invasive than what travelers were used to in the past.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Gas prices have topped an average of $3 a gallon in Oregon as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns have signed center Earl Barron to fill the void created by Robin Lopez's knee injury.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Transportation Security Administration says airline passengers won't get out of body imaging screening or pat-downs based on their religious beliefs.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The defending champion FC Gold Pride of Women's Professional Soccer have folded after two years of operation.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- O.J. Simpson's lawyers are asking a Nevada Supreme Court panel to reconsider their appeal of Simpson's Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- O.J. Simpson's lawyers are asking a Nevada Supreme Court panel to reconsider their appeal of Simpson's Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed an outbreak strain of E.coli in an intact sample of cheese sold at Costco stores.
A Battle Ground school official said the Yacolt area was without power for about an hour this morning, including Yacolt Primary School.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Longtime Cleveland Cavaliers radio play-by-play broadcaster Joe Tait has been released from the hospital.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- They're breaking out the green jerseys, that's how special Saturday's game will be for Notre Dame. And appearing in the new Yankee Stadium won't be all about how snazzy the Fighting Irish might look.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Cleveland Browns have agreed to contract terms with former Pro Bowl kick returner Clifton Smith.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon police captain has been suspended without pay for two weeks for posting a plaque in a city park to honor German soldiers in World War II.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa's defense has been good this season -- expect for when the Hawkeyes need it the most.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says states with coastal waters that are becoming more acidic because of carbon dioxide should list them as impaired.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- It's been 55 years since Roger Lindquist was hired by the engineering firm CH2M Hill in Corvallis.
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- The rap sequel to "Amazing" has already been written by his older brother; now it's up to BYU preseason All-America Jimmer Fredette to live up to the hype.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Ohio State University kicker Aaron Pettrey to replace another former Buckeye.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Senate majority leader is rejecting calls to exclude a new legislator whose election is being questioned in court.
Portland’s Batum getting attention for defensive prowess
PORTLAND — Imagine baking a soufflé and getting a thumbs up from Wolfgang Puck, or painting a portrait Picasso wanted to buy. The feeling would likely resemble what third-year Blazers forward Nicolas Batum experienced two Thursdays ago when Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant spoke these words: “He’s there.”
NEW YORK (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers at Indianapolis Colts game Nov. 28 will remain on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lakers center Theo Ratliff will be sidelined for at least four to six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland police officer has been fired and three others suspended in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man during a standoff.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Center Steven Idlet and point guard Jordan Clarkson, limited to a combined 11 minutes in the first half by foul trouble, returned to lead Tulsa to an 83-68 victory over cross-town rival Oral Roberts on Tuesday as part of ESPN's Tip-Off marathon.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Pat Williams says he plans to play "a couple more years" beyond this season.
CARBONADO, Wash. (AP) -- Pierce County searchers have found a man dead and a 4-year-old boy critically injured at an off-road vehicle park near Mount Rainier.
CARBONADO, Wash. (AP) -- A man and his 4-year-old son who were reported missing near the northwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park have been found.
CARBONADO, Wash. (AP) -- Pierce County search-and-rescue teams are looking for a man and his 4-year-old son who are reported missing off Highway 165 near the northwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park.
CARBONADO, Wash. (AP) -- Pierce County searchers have found a man dead and a 4-year-old boy critically injured at an off-road vehicle park near Mount Rainier.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies has unanimously won the NL Cy Young Award, making him the fifth pitcher to earn the honor in both leagues.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Look out, March Madness. Charles Barkley is coming.
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.
KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Kent State got off to a slow start before rallying for a 62-59 win over Robert Morris in an early game for ESPN's Tip-Off marathon.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An attorney says San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos is looking to sell a minority stake to help with estate planning.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says he will oppose any secret effort to establish a national monument that would set aside land across the Siskiyou Mountains in southern Oregon.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Chaisson Allen hit one of two free throws with 2 seconds remaining in overtime to give Northeastern a 63-62 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Nothing is straightforward about Donovan McNabb these days. It turns out the $40 million he is supposed to be guaranteed in his new contract could turn out to be a mere $3.5 million.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The chairwoman of the state Senate's budget-writing committee is seeking a new job at the Capitol.
The vehicle driven by an on-duty Battle Ground Police officer was struck this morning on state Highway 503. The police officer was not injured, according to a news release from the Battle Ground Police Department. The officer was not identified.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The driver in a crash that injured U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies and killed a female passenger has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving.
HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) -- A 6-year-old child was hit by a car Tuesday morning outside Central Elementary School in Hoquiam.
MIAMI (AP) -- Latin pop singer Paulina Rubio is the delighted mother of a baby girl.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho Fish and Game is seeking help in identifying the person who wrote to the agency bragging about recently poaching a deer.
No-contact order between David Hedrick, wife lifted
On the political front, David Hedrick has always had a lot to say. On Tuesday morning, before a Clark County District Court judge, the former 3rd Congressional District candidate left it at, “Yes, sir.”
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi city has shut down a night club where three University of Southern Mississippi players were shot Sunday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Police have arrested two people in the shootings of three University of Southern Mississippi football players and are looking for a third.
He allegedly took woman's car keys as she left store
Vancouver police, after a vehicle pursuit from Cascade Park to Fisher’s Landing, captured a driver who is suspected of a carjacking at a Chevron station near the 14100 block of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard shortly after 9 p.m. Monday. The alleged robber implied he had a gun under his shirt, but none was seen, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a new effort to encourage savings for the poor with a $500 million pledge.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut Jeff Reed, who began the season as one of the 10 most accurate kickers in NFL history but has been erratic all season.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has kicked linebacker Evan Frierson (Fry'-er-son) off its football team two days after he was arrested and charged with aggravated battery.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police in Las Vegas say a security guard is accusing boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. of poking him in the face several times and threatening him over parking violations outside Mayweather's home.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- A former Los Angeles firefighter who has been chief of the Hillsboro Fire Department in Oregon since 2004 says he is going to retire.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel and the U.S. are in a standoff over the terms of a proposed settlement construction moratorium meant to revive Mideast peace talks.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli official says a vote on an emerging U.S. proposal for restarting Mideast peace talks has been put on hold.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Polly want a rescue.
CAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) -- Former MetroStars midfielder Roberto Donadoni has been hired as coach of Cagliari, which fired Pierpaolo Bisoli following home losses to Napoli and Genoa in the Italian league.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Bob Watson will retire at the end of the year as baseball's vice president in charge of discipline.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Morris will make his third straight start at quarterback for Miami on Saturday, when the 24th-ranked Hurricanes try to remain in the Atlantic Coast Conference race against No. 14 Virginia Tech.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- The number of homeless families is increasing sharply in Jackson County in southern Oregon.
MORTON, Wash. (AP) -- Seismologists says a magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook parts of the south Puget Sound area Tuesday morning.
MORTON, Wash. (AP) -- A small earthquake shook parts of south Puget Sound Tuesday morning.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife believes poachers are killing as many mule deer as legal hunters.
The Major Crash Team will be investigating any factors that may have contributed to the crash, including alcohol, speed, or road conditions.
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) -- A 69-year-old Milwaukie woman with an artificial hip dislocated it Saturday in the garage of her home and fell to the cold floor unable to move.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Polk County sheriff's office says a helicopter pilot suffered broken bones when he crashed at a Christmas tree farm Monday in Salem.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A passenger in a pickup truck was killed and the driver critically injured when it rear-ended a tanker truck early Tuesday in Portland on North Columbia Boulevard.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The former superintendent of the Willamette Education Service District in Salem has filed a $2.1 million lawsuit claiming she was improperly fired last year.
LONDON (AP) -- Chelsea captain John Terry says the back injury that has ruled him out for Wednesday's exhibition game against France could sideline him for months.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service says the next storm to hit Washington will likely bring heavy snow to the Olympics and Cascades through Wednesday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University security officials say nothing has turned up in the investigation of bomb threats that led to the evacuation of four buildings.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University has evacuated four buildings, including the main library, because of bomb threats e-mailed to the FBI.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University has evacuated four buildings, including the main library, following bomb threats.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A November windstorm hit Western Washington with gusts as high as 60 mph, knocking out electricity to more than 150,000 customers.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House ethics panel has found Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules.
Rain factors into the forecast today through at least Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Australian Olympic official John Coates has been elected president of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, defeating Dick Pound of Canada.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A couple of convenience stores in Spokane are adding fruits and vegetables to their inventory to give shoppers in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods healthier choices.
LONDON (AP) -- IOC officials are back in London to check on preparations for the 2012 Olympics.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The state Transportation Commission approved a 2.5 percent ferry fare increase over the objections of Tim Eyman who argued his recently passed initiative requires state lawmakers to OK the hike.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The sound on a police car video shows that a Seattle officer fired fatal shots four seconds after ordering a man to drop a knife.
WARREN, Mass. (AP) -- A district attorney says the death of a 16-year-old boy who collapsed during a junior varsity football game in Massachusetts appears to be an accident.
WARREN, Mass. (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy has collapsed and died while playing in a junior varsity football game in Massachusetts.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- Free throws by Chris Martin and Bryan Dougher in the final 23 seconds lifted Stony Brook a 51-49 win over Monmouth in an early game for ESPN's Tip-Off marathon.
Team’s next event is regional meet
The Evergreen Storm won the team championship for girls born in 1996 and 1997 at the USA Track and Field Oregon Association Cross Country Championships.
Football teams move on to regional
Two teams from North County Pop Warner won Southwest Washington championships on Sunday at Battle Ground District Stadium to qualify for regional play.
It seems fitting that before a major weather-pattern change, we experience something unusual — and I would say the 61 degrees recorded in Vancouver on Monday would qualify. We most likely will go from 10 degrees above average for the high to 10 degrees below average by the end of the week and over the weekend. At least it is looking like a good setup for significant mountain snowfall beginning late tonight and continuing off and on into early next week. And the snow level will be falling with each impulse dropping down the B.C. coast. The lower foothills around Clark Country could get some snow, mainly at 1,000 feet and higher. Any threat of snow here at city levels is way too early to predict precisely. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few wet snowflakes mixed in.
Community sports scoreboard for week of Nov. 8-15
What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:
To minimize the risk of leaves clogging storm drains, the city and Clark County provide coupons for free leaf disposal at H & H Wood Recyclers in Orchards and the West Van Materials Recovery Center in the Vancouver Lake lowlands. The coupons are available at any city office or at www.cityofvancouver.us/solidwaste.
Longview heating and cooling firm launches Vancouver pilot project
Like most companies tied to Clark County’s once-booming construction industry, Entek Corp. has had a rough few years. But the heating and cooling contractor has managed to keep most of its staff employed full time throughout the downturn. Entek made it through by reinventing its approach to contracting. Instead of just “getting air through ducts,” the company now also looks at how efficiently that air is moving through the entire building in order to help its clients save energy and cash. Though fewer clients are calling about new construction, the shift to efficiency has kept the phones ringing.
Northwest Pipe Co. on Monday reported a profit of $693,000, or 7 cents per share, for the three months that ended Sept. 30. That compares with a loss of $5.5 million, or 59 cents per share, for the same period a year ago.
High school results reported on Nov. 14
The volunteer-run Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will begin its annual Christmas tree runs on Sunday, Nov. 28.
The Clark County Historical Museum will host an authors’ party Thursday to celebrate the publication of the new Clark County History Annual.
Developer Ott Gaither of GG One Inc. has submitted plans to the county that detail the North Glen Villas 190-unit townhouse development. The complex would be on a 10.7-acre site in the Sunnyside neighborhood, at Northeast 72nd Avenue at 106th Street.
Marriage dissolutions, marriage licenses, court sentencings
Buoyed by stronger-than-expected sales-tax revenues, C-Tran anticipates it will be able to maintain current bus routes for at least the next two years. Clark County’s transit agency had expected it would need to begin imposing deep service reductions as soon as 2012.
State education officials want to increase requirements for high school graduation
When we’re all rolling in clover and government deficits have magically evolved into surpluses — like that’s gonna happen anytime soon — one of the best investments our state can make is to strengthen requirements for high school graduation. The State Board of Education, after three years of study, last week formally recommended several ways to do that without, of course, designating any money for accomplishing such a task. They were motivated by numerous factors, not the least of which are:
Police ask aid in finding who took Evergreen property
The Vancouver Police Department is asking the public’s help finding thieves who stole 57 bronze vases from Evergreen Memorial Gardens and Cemetery. “We’re the victim of 57 graves that have been desecrated, (as are) the thousands of loved ones who have been affected by that,” said Brad Carlson, the cemetery’s president and general manager.
A group of Washington State University student entrepreneurs in Pullman have custom designed a “Go Cougs” blanket that is being manufactured by Pendleton Woolen Mills. The students are in a new animal sciences class focused on entrepreneurship and niche marketing.
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Baird confronts transition, unfinished business
The time is now for Jaime Herrera, newly elected to serve Washington’s Third Congressional District.
Neighbor’s concern about pit bull that is often tethered spurs change
The 5-year-old pit bull that garnered the attention of the Battle Ground City Council has now officially led to a city policy change. The city council on Monday night voted unanimously to amend its animal cruelty regulations to mirror the county’s stricter code. Councilman Phil Haberthur was absent.
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He’s serving five years for stealing from clients
A once-prominent Vancouver civil lawyer who used to represent the city of Ridgefield was ordered Monday to pay $784,034.70 in restitution to four clients he stole from while in private practice. Clark County Superior Court Judge Robert Lewis’ order follows Michael Wynne’s sentencing Sept. 3. The 63-year-old lawyer was sentenced to five years in prison and lost his ability to practice law after pleading guilty to four counts of first-degree theft.
Thanksgiving spice blends different, but not disturbing
Sick of hearing about brines and frying and smoking? Had your fill of sage and thyme and rosemary? Has even the novelty of rubbing a can of cranberry sauce under the skin of the Thanksgiving turkey lost its magic for you this year? We wanted something different. But not so different as to disturb. Thanksgiving, after all, is a holiday of tradition.
A list of daily death notices
SEATTLE (AP) -- With heavy snow forecast, the Washington State Transportation Department closed Cayuse and Chinook passes Tuesday for the winter.
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) -- A sad and angry crowd of hundreds gathered in a western North Carolina town to remember a disabled girl whose remains were found more than a month after she was reported missing.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesale prices rose in October for the fourth straight month as the cost of gas increased by the most since January.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon judge has rejected a defense request to dismiss aggravated murder charges against an Oregon man and his son accused in a 2008 bank bombing in Woodburn that killed two police officers.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The defense is expected to open its case in the aggravated murder trial of an Oregon man and his son accused of a bank bombing in Woodburn two years ago that killed two police officers.
HONOLULU (AP) -- Bill Amis scored 17 points and three teammates also reached double figures as Hawaii held off Central Michigan 65-62 in the Rainbow Classic on Tuesday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- The stabilizing metal halo embedded around his head served as a stark reminder of the on-ice collision that left University of Denver hockey player Jesse Martin with a broken neck, but he made it clear Tuesday that he feels fortunate.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are set to claw back some of the previous day's big losses as Ireland discusses a bailout with the European Union and Britain has pledged support to help the struggling country.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are tumbling as worries mount about inflation in Asia and a possible bailout for Ireland.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are falling following new worries about rising inflation in Asia and the possibility Ireland might need a bailout.
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prince Harry says he's delighted his brother is finally engaged.
LONDON (AP) -- Royal officials say Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton are engaged to be married.
PARIS (AP) -- A French official familiar with the probe says U.S. investigators looking into allegations of doping in professional cycling have shifted their focus to France, and talks are scheduled with the country's anti-doping agency, which has stored some of Lance Armstrong's urine samples.
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) -- Clint Steindl scored a career-high 22 points, Matthew Delavedova added 15 points and nine assists, and St. Mary's beat St. John's 76-71 late Monday night, spoiling Steve Lavin's return to coaching.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Julia Stiles says she loves working on the Showtime series 'Dexter," yet stops short of saying that her character will become romantically involved with everyone's favorite serial killer.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats and Republicans have returned their respective party leaders to their posts following an election in which the top Democrat scrambled to retain his seat and the senior Republican picked up 13 new senators.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed in the case of an Oregon third grader whose mother says he was handcuffed by a police officer after the child's teacher locked him out of class with no supervision.