Stories for November 19, 2010
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen has sold three central Oregon resorts it recently placed on the market.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Darren Moore had 19 points and 12 rebounds on Friday night to lead UC Irvine to a 75-60 victory over Navy in a subregional game of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Kellen Moore overcame a shaky first quarter to throw for 333 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 3 Boise State handed Fresno State its first shutout in 12 years with a dominating 51-0 win on Friday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Brandon Knight scored 21 points to help No. 12 Kentucky rout Portland 79-48 on Friday night in the Wildcats' first trip to Oregon.
Transition team prepares for Jan. 5 start
As lotteries go, Jaime Herrera hit the jackpot Friday. Sure, it’s a modest 840 square feet. But “it’s a little bigger than my Olympia office,” the 32-year-old congresswoman-elect said in an interview from Washington, D.C. “And I focused on getting as many chairs as possible.”
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say a trooper's traffic stop on Interstate 5 south of Roseburg led to the arrest of a Seattle man after the trooper and a drug dog found nearly 23 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- The latest tally of ballots outstanding in a tight Bend City Council race has narrowed Scott Ramsay's lead over Chuck Arnold to just two votes -- and a recount is assured.
Students at Hayes Freedom High School celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking a feast for their school family.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Wasco County authorities say human remains found in a remote area of the Mount Hood National Forest are believed to be those of a Bend, Ore., man reported missing in September.
With more darkness, rain, maybe snow, drivers urged to be careful
Vancouver firefighters on Friday night were working two nearly back-to-back traffic collisions in different areas, which resulted in a total of nine people being taken to a hospital, one believed injured seriously. In the first crash, at Northeast 94th Avenue and 99th Street, three adults and three children were taken to Southwest Washington Medical Center in four ambulances.
MOLALLA, Ore. (AP) -- A Molalla city councilwoman accused of embezzling $350,000 from her employer has been arrested.
A Vancouver teenager made his first appearance this morning on suspicion of being an accomplice in a shooting that paralyzed another teen.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Duquesne University is self-reporting itself to the NCAA for a possible rules violation in which the school sent basketball shoes to a junior college coach who supplies athletic gear to troops in Afghanistan.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates won't offer contracts to left-hander Zach Duke and infielders Andy LaRoche and Delwyn Young, designating them for assignment in moves that effectively make them free agents.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Jeanette Pohlen scored 19 points and No. 3 Stanford overcame a poor first half and an injury to Nnemkadi Ogwumike to beat Utah 62-53 on Friday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Kris Richard scored 15 points and came up with five steals to help spark Tulane to a 77-36 victory over Centenary on Friday night.
The Columbian Merry Christmas has taken on new meaning for Mike and Judith Stewart of Vancouver, and maybe Happy New Year too.
Falcons will play for third place after 2-0 semifinal defeat
Prairie, the third team from the 3A Greater St. Helens League to fall to Bonney Lake this playoff season, will take on Southridge at 10 a.m. Saturday in the match for third place.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- David West scored a season-high 34 points, and the New Orleans Hornets held Cleveland to 35 percent shooting and survived a late flurry to beat the Cavaliers 108-101 Friday night.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Jamal Webb, Patrick Mitchell and Aaron Anderson scored 11 points each to lead North Dakota to a 64-60 victory against Sacramento State on Friday night.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Jawan Carter hit 8 of 14 shots from 3-point range and scored a game-high 24 points to lead Delaware past Howard 66-34 on Friday night.
DETROIT (AP) -- Eli Holman scored 21 points and Detroit routed Indiana Tech 93-62 Friday night in the Titans home opener.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities say they've arrested the man suspected of shooting three University of Southern Mississippi football players during a fight outside a nightclub.
A former Heritage High School band director, who pleaded guilty to having sex with a student, was sentenced Friday to nine months in jail.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Darnell Porter scored 24 points and South Carolina State held off Carver Bible 69-67 on Friday night.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Javonte Maynor and Dante Curry scored 15 points apiece to lead Georgia State to an 80-70 victory over Troy on Friday night.
ORONO, Maine. (AP) -- Murphy Burnatowski scored 17 points and Sean McNally and Gerald McLemore had 13 apiece as Maine coasted to a 95-44 victory over Maine-Machias on Friday night.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Shamari Spears had 12 of his 15 points in the second half as Charlotte defeated East Carolina 74-63 at the Charleston Classic on Friday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Tim Connolly snapped a third-period tie with a power-play goal to help lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California freshman tailback Dillon Baxter has been left home from the 20th-ranked Trojans' trip to Oregon State after what coach Lane Kiffin calls inadvertent contact with an agent.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Junior guard Jabari Trotter scored a career-high 24 points to lead Dartmouth to a 71-57 victory over Hartford on Friday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Emily Carter scored 22 points but had her streak of consecutive free throws made snapped at 60 as No. 23 Texas Christian coasted to 83-59 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Friday night.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Marcus Morris scored 10 points in the first 5 minutes after intermission, igniting a second-half stampede that carried No. 7 Kansas to a 93-60 victory over North Texas on Friday night that tied the team record for consecutive home wins.
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) -- Nick Barbour scored 19 points to lead six players in double-figures as High Point defeated Gwynedd-Mercy 86-77 on Friday night.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Robert Lewandowski tied a career high with 20 points and led Texas Tech to a 70-58 win over Stephen F. Austin on Friday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Italee Lucas scored 15 points to help No. 14 North Carolina beat Coastal Carolina 93-37 on Friday night.
TORONTO (AP) -- Gaye Stewart, a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs' Stanley Cup championship teams in 1942 and 1947 has died. He was 87.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Jeff Brooks had 19 points and combined with Talor Battle to sink seven 3-pointers Friday night to lead Penn State over Fairfield 64-49.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Robo Kreps scored 20 points and Paul Carter added 14 as Illinois-Chicago held off Toledo 57-51 on Friday night in the Toledo subregional of the 2K Sports Classic.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Bobby Howard scored 24 points, Erik Rush added 19 and Montana State scored the first 12 points of the second half to break open a close game and cruise to a 92-67 victory over Minot State on Friday night in the Bobcats' home opener.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fifth-ranked Pittsburgh finally found a way to beat Texas.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gilbert Arenas scored 24 points, Kirk Hinrich had 22, and the Washington Wizards beat the Memphis Grizzlies 89-86 on Friday night despite shooting just 38 percent.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- Demitrius Conger scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Andrew Nicholson had a double-double and St. Bonaventure used a late surge to edge Cornell 56-54 on Friday night.
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) -- Karon Abraham scored 15 points and Robert Morris made 6 of 8 free throws in the final two minutes Friday night to hold off Duquesne 69-63.
TORONTO (AP) -- Andrea Bargnani scored 26 points, Linas Kleiza had 17 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets 106-96 Friday night to win consecutive games for the first time this season.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Brian Oliver scored 15 of his 17 points in the opening half to lead Georgia Tech to a 77-51 rout of outmanned Niagara on Friday night.
KENT, Ohio. (AP) -- Justin Greene scored 23 points, including six in overtime, as Kent State defeated Furman 78-74 on Friday night after squandering a 13-point second-half lead.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- James Hett scored 16 points and hit the winning free throw with 1 second left to give Monmouth a 69-68 victory over Lehigh on Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Air Force says it mistakenly sent Boeing and EADS North America information about each other's aerial refueling tanker bids.
State instead opts to close McNeil Island
State Rep. Jim Jacks, D-Vancouver, said Friday that the state will keep Larch Corrections Center open.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina shook a chilly first 10 minutes to thrash Radford 85-56 on Friday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sugar Rodgers and Monica McNutt each scored 10 points and No. 13 Georgetown opened the second half with a 15-0 run to rally for a 50-46 win over La Salle on Friday night.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Freshman Rion Brown scored 17 points as Miami took an 88-65 victory over North Carolina Central on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Darrion Pellum scored 19 points and Hampton beat Fordham 58-48 on Friday night.
HONOLULU (AP) -- Former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan and two women were seriously injured in a two-car crash on Hawaii's Big Island.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Eric Griffin led five players in double figures with 20 points and Campbell beat Middle Tennessee 97-90 on Friday in the Global Sports Hoops Showcase.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Outfielder Nick Stavinoha is among four players outrighted by the St. Louis Cardinals in a shakeup of their 40-man roster.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Coco Hart had 16 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 20 St. John's beat Columbia 65-41 on Friday night in a sloppy game.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points and No. 18 Georgia overcame a slow start to beat Chattanooga 79-59 on Friday night in Andy Landers' 1,000th game as the Lady Bulldogs' coach.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) -- Jeremy Hazell led four starters in double-figures with 27 points as Seton Hall beat Alabama 83-78 on Friday night in the first round of the Paradise Jam.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners have added 10 players to their 40-man roster including right-handers Michael Pineda, Tom Wilhelmsen and Josh Lueke.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Brian Qvale and Derek Selvig had 13 points each, and Chase Adams added 11 off the bench as Montana defeated Montana Tech 78-51 on Friday.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- John Mallinger, coming off a 133rd-place finish on the money list that cost him fully exempt status on the PGA Tour, shot a 7-under 65 at Pebble Beach on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the Pebble Beach Invitational.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Juan Pattillo had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Steffphon Pettigrew scored 12 points and Western Kentucky beat Hofstra 62-60 Friday night in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Jeromie Hill, Devin Gibson and Melvin Johnson III scored 14 points each to lead UTSA to a 71-61 victory over Cameron on Friday night.
She fired into air to show gun was real, police say
Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 39-year-old woman Thursday after she allegedly went to the Woodland home of a medical marijuana grower, fired a .38-caliber revolver into the air and took five pot plants back to her home in Kelso. Rebecca Kathleen Hall was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery and jailed, with bail initially set at $75,000, according to a bulletin from the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA TV will televise a game featuring Allen Iverson's team in Turkey on Sunday.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders tight end Zach Miller says he will play Sunday against Pittsburgh despite an injured foot.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Right-hander Barret Loux, selected by Arizona with the sixth overall pick in the draft, has agreed to a contract with the Texas Rangers.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have become the final team to vote to give the NFL Players Association the option of decertifying if there is a lockout next year.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Freshman Ryan Harrow scored 14 points and North Carolina State's young lineup ran past George Mason and into the Charleston Classic finals with a 78-65 victory Friday night.
CHICAGO (AP) -- A former Chicago White Sox scout has pleaded not guilty to charges he took kickbacks from Latin American baseball prospects.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Delroy James scored 20 points and Nikola Malesevic added 17 to help Rhode Island defeat College of Charleston 75-66 in the subregional round of the 2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Demetri McCamey, D.J. Richardson and Tyler Griffey all hit three 3-pointers and No. 13 Illinois went outside for the lead and then held on despite poor free throw shooting to beat Maryland 80-76 on Friday in the third-place game of the 2K Sports Classic.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Republican Party has reached a settlement with Attorney General Rob McKenna over alleged campaign violations from the 2008 governor's race.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) -- Tanner Smith matched his career high with 17 points and Clemson never trailed in a 69-55 win over Long Beach State on Friday in the Paradise Jam.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- Two-time PGA Tour winner Keith Clearwater won the Champions Tour's national qualifying tournament Friday, closing with an even-par 72 in windy conditions at TPC Eagle Trace for a three-stroke victory over Lee Rinker, Frankie Minoza and Phil Blackmar.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) -- Ben Finney scored 15 points and Kent Bazemore added 14 to lead Old Dominion over Saint Peter's 59-52 on Friday in the first round of the Paradise Jam.
DALLAS (AP) -- Robert Nyakundi had a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead SMU past Portland State 69-53 on Friday in the second game of the SMU Invitational.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has returned to practice after sitting out two days with an Achilles' tendon injury and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Oakland.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking Washington citizens and educators to go online by Thanksgiving to fill out a survey on education reform.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state regulators have approved electric and natural gas rate increases for eastern Washington residents.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Former NHL coach Pat Burns, who led the New Jersey Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup title, has died. He was 58.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- The Bend City Council has decided to end a downtown parking validation program that cancels tickets if drivers can show they had been shopping and spent at least $10.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have signed catcher Kevin Cash, outfielder Doug Deeds and infielder Esteban German to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington rookie guard John Wall and center Yi Jianlian will both miss their third straight game.
SEATTLE (AP) -- With cold weather and possibly snow due in Western Washington, shelters are being opened where homeless people can stay warm.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon Health & Science University says it has formed a cancer care and research plan that includes a recruiting drive and a commercial DNA testing lab.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Mississippi will face Boise State in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A state audit of the Oregon Marine Board shows the agency responsible for managing recreational boating has not been very careful about managing its spending.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne will have surgery on both knees after Sunday's Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A marketing agent with ties to the New Orleans Saints has been sentenced to eight months in prison for conspiring to scalp Super Bowl tickets and hawking fake "game-worn" jerseys.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Boise State will open next season against Georgia in the Georgia Dome.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- It's taken a long time for Brandon Lloyd to show what he's really capable of.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- It took a warning shot to stop a fight between a pair of death row inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Brendan McKillop scored 21 points, Jake Cohen had 19 and Davidson beat Nebraska 70-67 Friday in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Bobby Lamb says he will resign as Furman head coach after the Paladins' season finale.
Southbound traffic to I-405 will be detoured
Starting at 10 p.m. tonight, Oregon Department of Transportation crews will close the Interstate 5 southbound off-ramp to Interstate 405 (exit 302B) overnight for barrier replacement.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars could be without first-round draft pick Tyson Alualu against Cleveland on Sunday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee still has hopes for a bowl game this season. Vanderbilt's chance for postseason play disappeared two weeks ago.
VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) -- Preakness champion Lookin At Lucky is looking at retirement.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Upper East Sider, a 10-1 shot, led all the way Friday to win the $48,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars sold enough tickets to avoid a blackout, giving the small-market franchise seven consecutive home games on local television.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Joe Whitt isn't afraid of making bold statements, and given the Packers cornerbacks coach's track record, perhaps people should take him at his word when he talks about undrafted rookie free agent Sam Shields.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees have hired Larry Rothschild to be their pitching coach.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane is putting his franchise up for sale.
MONACO (AP) -- Track and field's governing body says it has stabilized its finances and promises strict control in the coming years.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Chris Wright had 18 points and No. 20 Georgetown held off Wofford's second-half rally to reach the Charleston Classic title game with a 74-59 victory over the Terriers on Friday.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The top leaders in Washington's state House and Senate party caucuses have been re-elected to their posts ahead of the 2011 legislative session.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The top Republican leaders in Washington's state House and Senate have been re-elected to their posts ahead of the 2011 legislative session.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson has outpaced championship rivals Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick in qualifying for Sunday's Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- The plastic horns that created a drowning buzz during the 2010 soccer World Cup are being banned from this weekend's 127th football game between Harvard and Yale. But some students are still making noise about vuvuzelas.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians expect Shin-Soo Choo to be exempted from military service for leading South Korea to Asian Games gold and are hoping to put the outfielder in a Cleveland uniform for as long as possible.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tennessee Titans offensive tackle David Stewart has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness.
SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) -- Budget cuts are making the Snohomish Police Department howl.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- At one Everett espresso stand baristas are armed with a Taser and spray to protect themselves from robbers.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Defensive end Juqua Parker has returned to practice and is likely to play Sunday night when the Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants for first place in the NFC East.
SEATTLE (AP) -- An Olympia man who reportedly sold the gun used to kill a Seattle police officer has been arrested and accused of illegally selling guns to convicts.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings running back coach Eric Bieniemy is an early candidate for the open head coaching job at Colorado, his alma mater.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville freshman point guard Elisha Justice grew up rooting for Kentucky, just like everybody else in his eastern Kentucky hometown.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- After two major operations on his back, Shawn Andrews knows he can't take anything for granted.
TORONTO (AP) -- David Ferreira of FC Dallas has been voted the Most Valuable Player of Major League Soccer.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- State economists say the revenue forecast for Oregon is finally showing a modest gain after nearly two years of declines.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- One lawsuit challenging the public release of ballot petitions has ended, but a separate federal case is heading to trial next spring.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees have released Jonathan Albaladejo to allow the right-hander to sign with a Japanese club.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Casey Mitchell hit the winning 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds left, finishing with a career-high 31 points to lift West Virginia past Vanderbilt 74-71 Friday and into the Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Randy Moss says he's enjoying his time with the Tennessee Titans about two weeks into his tenure with his third team this season.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio Dairy Queen manager says a slain co-worker loved her job and therefore she knew right away that something was wrong when the woman didn't show up for work last week.
BERLIN (AP) -- Olympic bronze medalist Joji Kato of Japan has won a 500-meter World Cup speedskating race for his second victory of the season. Kato edged Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands by 0.01 seconds.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon acupuncturist has agreed to surrender his acupuncture license and pay $50,000 to the state consumer protection fund after he was accused of providing naturopathic services without a license.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is calling the state's unions back to the bargaining table.
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- Kirk Davies spends most of his time wandering the sagebrush in the high desert of southeastern Oregon.
Person died of natural causes, police say
On November 18, 2010, at 8:30 a.m., Portland Police Detectives assisted the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in the recovery of a male body found in the Columbia Slough.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Clinton Portis is set to return for the Washington Redskins after missing five games with a torn left groin.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is expected to miss at least two more weeks due to a bone bruise in his left ankle.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is expected to miss at least two more weeks because of a bone bruise in his left ankle.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery has been ruled out for the New York Jets' game against the Houston Texans with a groin injury.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- The nuances of Stanford's Big Game rivalry against California are still a bit new for Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Desmond Holloway scored 18 points and Coastal Carolina used a second-half run to pull away from USC Upstate 71-50 at the Charleston Classic on Friday.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The state will close the McNeil Island Corrections Center next April 1 to save money.
TOUCHET, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says a Walla Walla man have had a medical emergency when he drove off Highway 12 and crashed into a parked train near Touchet (TOO'-sheh.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Jurors are signaling a stalemate in the Florida DUI manslaughter case against former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Time and again the Miami Dolphins have referred to themselves as a running team first. The numbers over the last few games do not support that notion.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns wide receiver/return specialist Joshua Cribbs has not practiced again, but Cleveland coach Eric Mangini has not yet ruled him out for Sunday's game in Jacksonville.
DENVER (AP) -- Craig Anderson will return to goal for the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night against the New York Rangers after missing 10 games with a right knee injury.
Some offices better than others
Newly elected U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera, R-Camas, and her 92 other new House colleagues drew for office space Friday. As an Associated Press photographer looked on, Herrera came out a winner, reacting with pleasure to her draw.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Some coaches take an aggressive approach when clinging to a small lead late in the game. Others play it safe.
TORONTO (AP) -- The MLS Cup will be headed to a new home this weekend and FC Dallas says taking the title back to Texas would be huge.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle Police Chief John Diaz plans to decide in a few days whether to ask an outside agency to investigate an undercover officer who kicked a suspect.
NEW YORK (AP) -- More than 10,000 people have joined a legal settlement that will pay hundreds of millions of dollars to ground zero workers exposed to toxic World Trade Center dust.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The prosecution has rested its case in the Tacoma trial of four people accused of helping Lakewood cop-killer Maurice Clemmons.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert says he wants investigations such as that of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton to be "as efficient and expedited" as possible, but "you've got to get the facts right."
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- The Border Patrol is moving from the Federal Building in Port Angeles to its own building.
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -- While neighborhood opposition has stalled plans for a homeless camp of small cabins near Bremerton, Kitsap County is developing a policy to help make it happen.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Millions of fans tuned in last week to see Manny Pacquiao take on Antonio Margarito, for one night thrusting boxing back into the spotlight.
Networking event also provides training for local entrepreneurs
The elevator speech can be the most important way for a startup to catch the attention of investors or customers. But business owners are often stumped by the task of coming up with this quick overview of their business — a pitch that shouldn’t last much longer than an elevator ride, Lynn Elyse Farmer told entrepreneurs attending a recent PubTalk networking event in Vancouver. Farmer advises entrepreneurs to think of the speech more as the start of a conversation, instead of an announcement.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State forward Tracy Smith will miss three weeks because of a knee injury.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State starting forward Tracy Smith will miss the rest of the Wolfpack's games at the Charleston Classic.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Bills starting defensive tackle Kyle Williams is questionable for Buffalo's game at Cincinnati on Sunday.
SEATTLE (AP) -- If you think the new Washington state ferry Chetzemoka (chet-za-moh-kah) is leaning a bit to one side, you're right.
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon woman has been charged with animal neglect after Albany police found a starving dog unable to walk.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive has suspended Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl for the Volunteers' first eight conference games as punishment for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators.
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada seniors Colin Kaepernick and Vai Taua remember the last time the No. 19 Wolf Pack hosted New Mexico State.
PARIS (AP) -- Julien Benneteau of France will miss the Davis Cup final because he has not recovered in time from a left wrist injury sustained at the U.S. Open.
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit on a three-year deal.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland woman is going to prison for breaking into her neighbor's house wearing nothing but a bridal skirt and veil.
LONDON (AP) -- Olympic organizers are setting aside 70,000 tickets for sale to athletes competing at the 2012 London Games.
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA says the United States, Belgium-Netherlands and Japan are a "medium" risk in planning for potential World Cups because they did not fully provide guarantees of government support.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon screenwriter is planning a museum in Eugene dedicated to movies filmed in the state.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR chairman Brian France says discussions on changes to the championship format are ongoing even though this year's title race is the closest in years.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Northwestern, Illinois and the Big Ten have agreed to run their offenses in only one direction Saturday at Wrigley Field because of concerns that the stadium's outfield wall is too close to the field behind one end zone.
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A dance troupe from Florida caused a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in the Lincoln Tunnel and tried to run to a TV appearance in Manhattan while wearing their camouflage costumes.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A new federal report says Oregon ranks third in the nation for hunger.
BOSTON (AP) -- The driver accused of running a red light and crashing his minivan into a car driven by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has lost his driver's license for 60 days.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- One of the two drivers who struck and killed Portland drummer Kipp Crawford pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- The head of Serbia's tennis federation says French players should not fear for their safety during the Davis Cup finals.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Rusty Wallace Racing says Michael Annett will drive a full Nationwide Series schedule next season.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Investigators have determined that a man whose body was found in the Columbia Slough in Portland died of natural causes.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Multnomah County sheriff's office says a body found in the Columbia Slough near the Portland International Raceway had been in the water a long time.
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) -- When a truck driver's trailer got stuck on railroad tracks near Wilsonville, he called a tow truck instead of 911.
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- School surveillance video led police to arrest a 15-year-old boy suspected of burglary and vandalism at two McMinnville schools.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- The ninth-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers can clinch their second straight Big 12 North division title with a win against No. 18 Texas A&M this weekend or next week against Colorado.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs say they're surprised that Illinois and Northwestern have decided to make drastic changes for Saturday's game at Wrigley Field.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Michael Williams has been charged with DUI.
GLADSTONE, Ore. (AP) -- The fire chief in the Portland suburb of Gladstone has resigned following his arrest on charges of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.
GLADSTONE, Ore. (AP) -- The fire chief in the Portland suburb of Gladstone has resigned following his arrest on charges of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police say some self-styled "superheroes" have been patrolling the streets and trying to save people from crime.
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) -- Police have arrested the roommate of a man who was found stabbed to death Thursday on the back deck of their apartment in Puyallup (pew-AL'-up).
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) -- Police arrested a person of interest Thursday night in Lakewood in the suspicious death of a man at a Puyallup (pew-AL'-up) apartment building.
TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) -- A Tumwater police officer will miss about six weeks of work while he recovers from being bitten in the groin by a Thurston County sheriff's police dog.
MIAMI (AP) -- Back in August, Miami coach Randy Shannon predicted the Atlantic Coast Conference race would last until the final week of the season. The Hurricanes have a chance to prove him right.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A corrections officer from the state prison at Shelton has been accused of trying to rape his wife at gunpoint.
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter says collusion between candidates in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests can't be avoided, but the Dec. 2 vote will proceed with "all doubts cast aside" about its integrity.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- The owner of a Walla Walla toy store is still fighting to keep a mural of a purple octopus.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Yakima County sheriff's deputy accused of breaking into a home and forcing a woman to perform a sex act has pleaded not guilty.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The lawyer for a Yakima County sheriff's deputy says he's pleading not guilty at Friday's arraignment on rape and burglary charges.
Portland solidly atop WHL’s Western Conference
While making stops in each of the Western Hockey League's East Division towns, the Winterhawks went 5-1 and put significant distance between themselves and the Western Conference competition.
Nearly all Washington hospitals are getting aggressive about the flu
For Clark County’s two hospitals, fighting influenza includes enlisting their own employees in the campaign. Southwest Washington Medical Center and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center are among 94 of the state’s 98 hospitals that have adopted a new policy for employees.
Thursday's high school results
What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking.
Washington state takes a small step toward tougher policy on issuing driver’s licenses
Washington’s policies on obtaining driver’s licenses have been absurdly lenient for many years. Our state is one of just three (plus New Mexico and Utah) that do not require applicants for driver’s licenses to prove they are legal residents of the United States. The Columbian editorial page has repeatedly decried this leniency — as recently as Aug. 18 — and the blame has been directed at the Legislature. Lawmakers continue to drag their feet because their constituents don’t seem too fired up over the matter. This year, for the fifth straight year, a measure that would deny driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants did not make it to the ballot. Too few signatures to qualify. Until the lawmakers, and the people who elect them, muster the will to bring our state alongside 47 others in processing driver’s license applications, we must count smaller regulatory triumphs as they pop up.
Harry Potter will cast his spell on Clark County movie fans this weekend in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” an adaptation of the first half of the series’ final book. One “Potter” fan shared tips for braving the crowds and making the most of the seventh film’s opening weekend.
Columbia River High School will host a locally produced self-defense program for girls ages 11 to 19 at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Top musicians from Evergreen, Heritage, Mountain View and Union high schools will perform together at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Second Annual All-District Honors Concert in the Evergreen High auditorium.
Investors of the Columbia River Economic Development Council have approved the addition of six members to the nonprofit’s board of directors.
Road extension will open property for development
The Battle Ground City Council approved a development agreement this week that clears the way for the sale of $5.2 million in bonds. The council approved the Scotton Way development agreement Monday night by a vote of 5-1. Councilman Paul Zandamela was opposed; Councilman Phil Haberthur was absent.
A daily list of death notices.
The three Clark County legislators who serve on the state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council agreed Thursday that action on the ballooning state deficit can’t wait until the Legislature convenes in January for its 2011 session. State economist Arun Raha predicted that the state will collect $1.2 billion less than expected through June 2013, widening the revenue gap both for the current fiscal year and for the next biennium.
The GEAR UP program is hosting Imagine U at WSU, a college-awareness event for all students at Hudson’s Bay and Fort Vancouver high schools.
EEmployment error: Gerald Rasmussen, a former Larch Corrections Center inmate, now works as an apprentice steamfitter through Local 290 of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. A story on Page 1 Thursday misidentified Rasmussen’s employment status.
Holiday travelers may find it easier to manage their checked bags at Portland International Airport this year thanks to a new baggage screening system.
For years, fans that have known Lifehouse mainly for its pop-oriented radio singles have been caught off guard when they came to see the band play live. “We do have pop, radio-friendly songs, and when people come out to the shows, I think they’re shocked that the band rocks that hard,” drummer Rick Woolstenhulme Jr. said in a recent phone interview.
The squiggly little “at” symbol that makes our e-mail go is more colorful in translation. It’s an elephant’s trunk in Sweden. A monkey in Serbia — and a more, ahem, delicate part of the monkey in Holland. It’s a snail in Korea, a little mouse in Taiwan.
Letters to the editor
Sourdough bread among the highlights at Sadie and Josie’s in La Center
Why: The opening of Sadie and Josie’s Bakery lends a sense of special charm to small-town La Center. One might say, “It’s the cherry on top.” With 1,350 square feet of space, there’s plenty of room to bake a full range of desserts to cater to the pastry lover in all of us. Items include pies, cookies, breads, rolls, buns, coffee cakes, donuts, cheesecakes, layer cakes and cupcakes — all of which come in several varieties.
Greyson Proctor and E. James Omelina of Vancouver’s Infinity Point Studio are delving into the world of paranormal investigations. Proctor, 37, and Omelina, 32, are teaming up with the local Ghost Haunting Observational Scientific Team, or GHOST, to shine a spotlight on paranormal investigations in the Northwest as part of a television series in development.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi State's six-game winning streak vaulted the team into the national rankings for the first time since 2001. And during those good times, the Bulldogs thrived off a grinding approach that preached consistency on offense and defense -- with few big plays on both sides of the ball.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Residents in northwest Washington's Whatcom County and in areas near Hood Canal report as much as two inches of snow.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service says snow is likely in a few places in Western Washington into the weekend. And, forecasters say there's a chance of widespread light valley snow in Eastern Washington.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service says temperatures in Western Washington will remain below normal until the middle of next week with lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s.
ADDIS ABABAS, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie says he plans to run at the 2012 Olympics in London after reversing his decision to retire.
HONG KONG (AP) -- Ian Poulter shot a 6-under 64 for a two-shot lead through three rounds at the Hong Kong Open.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Maurice Clarett plans to extend his football comeback.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Wisconsin guard John Moffitt says it's tough to block out the hype about Badgers football.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are falling after China moved to curb inflation after days of speculation.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are sliding after China moved to curb inflation after days of speculation.
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- The Olympic Council of Asia says Uzbekistan judo athlete Shokir Muminov has failed a drug test and been stripped of his silver medal in the first doping case at the Asian Games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge overseeing mediation between Jamie and Frank McCourt has met with the couple separately in their divorce case that could decide ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
MIR ALI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say suspected U.S. missiles have killed four alleged militants as they were driving in a vehicle near the Afghan border.
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- An international human rights advocate has joined calls for the release of a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death under the country's blasphemy laws.