Stories for November 23, 2010
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Intelligence officials say one Pakistani soldier was killed and another wounded when a roadside bomb exploded during a foot patrol in northwestern Pakistan.
Team’s 15th annual Harvest Dinner feeds homeless
PORTLAND — Bill Nuttall and his girlfriend Chrissy Crouch don’t have a residence in the Sellwood area of Portland, but they do live there. And despite having to cover seven miles in sub-freezing temperatures, the couple thought it best to walk to the Rose Garden Tuesday afternoon.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have offered salary arbitration to three free agents: right-handers Kevin Correia and Jon Garland, and catcher Yorvit Torrealba.
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Oregon and Washington fishery officials have agreed no commercial or sport fishing will be allowed this season for the once-plentiful smelt, now under federal protection.
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- A second athlete from Uzbekistan has failed a doping test for a banned stimulant at the Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia confirmed Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Grey was named the new “Dancing With the Stars” champ, despite painful neck and back injuries and a voting bloc for Bristol Palin.
Temperature expected to peak in low 30s Wednesday in county
Hope you’re enjoying the ice, and some snow at high elevations of Clark County, because they’ll stay with us today, with the forecast calling for a low of 15 degrees this morning in Vancouver. We may peek above freezing this afternoon, with a high forecast in the low 30s, but we’ll stay dry, Miles Higa, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland, said Tuesday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Ryan Sypkens scored 16 points and Joe Harden added 13 to lead UC Davis past Sacramento State 61-54 Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Klay Thompson scored Washington State's first nine points and 18 of his 35 in the first half, and the Cougars nearly blew all of an early 20-point lead before pulling away from Portland 84-68 on Tuesday night.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A Vancouver, Wash., bank says people who donated to a woman who falsely claimed an attacker splashed acid in her face can reclaim their money.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Amu Saaka scored 23 points and Furman rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat South Carolina State 59-55 on Tuesday night.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Foster scored 19 points and Ray Cowels added 18 to lead Santa Clara past Northern Colorado 87-84 on Tuesday night.
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) -- Rob Jones had career highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds, Mickey McConnell scored 19 points and Saint Mary's held Chicago State without a basket for nearly 12 minutes on the way to a 121-52 win in the South Padre Island Classic on Tuesday.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say two air strikes over the weekend in southern Afghanistan killed 16 insurgents.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Skidmore has beaten Southern Vermont in the longest game in NCAA Division III men's basketball history -- a seven-overtime marathon.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Ben Botts paced a balanced IPFW attack with 16 points Tuesday night in a 71-61 victory over North Dakota.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have offered salary arbitration to three free agents, starting pitcher Carl Pavano, right-handed reliever Jesse Crain and second baseman Orlando Hudson.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Ovie Soko scored 19 points and Alabama-Birmingham defeated South Alabama 82-58 on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ashley Corral scored 15 points, including two key 3-pointers, to help Southern Cal upset No. 17 Georgia during a 71-63 victory on Tuesday night.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- D.J. Richardson scored 16 points to lead No. 19 Illinois past Yale 73-47 on Tuesday night.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tuesday night's men's basketball contest between Appalachian State and Tennessee Tech was canceled when the visiting team failed to supply officials for the game.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Vince Goldsberry scored four of his 15 points in overtime and Coppin State defeated Maryland-Baltimore County 71-69 on Tuesday night.
MONROE, La. (AP) -- Zac Downing hit the game-winning 3-pointer with four seconds remaining to give Stephen F. Austin a 65-64 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday night.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Kierre Greenwood scored 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and Coastal Carolina routed North Carolina Wesleyan 96-56 on Tuesday night.
Taggers already have hit the new bridge on West 39th Street.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Quarterback Matt Barkley has watched Southern California's first practice of the week on crutches with his sprained left ankle in a walking boot.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Jerrell Thompson scored 24 points to lead Sacred Heart over a cold-shooting New Hampshire team 50-42 on Tuesday night.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- Mike James scored 16 points and made a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining to lift Lamar past Texas-Pan American 85-82 Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Adam Brown scored 23 points, including shooting five 3-pointers, to lead Houston to a 78-65 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday night.
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Jimmer Fredette scored 16 points and Jackson Emery added 15 to help the 23rd-ranked BYU Cougars cruise to an 86-36 victory Tuesday night over winless Mississippi Valley State in the second game of the South Padre Island Invitational.
DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Tristan Thompson scored 26 points and George Odufuwa added 11 points and 16 rebounds as North Texas rallied late to beat Rice 68-65 Tuesday night.
FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) -- Vaughn Duggins scored 23 points, including Wright State's final six in an 82-79 win over Oakland on Tuesday night.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- DeVaughn Washington scored 14 points, leading a balanced Ohio attack that placed six players in double figures for a 78-75 victory over Valparaiso on Tuesday night.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- University of Oregon campus police say a bomb threat left on a chalkboard prompted closure of the school's main library and business school complex in Eugene so officers could search for explosives.
Judge denies Martin’s plea for leniency; says attempted murder was deliberate, planned
Despite painting herself as a victim of an abusive marriage not deserving of a harsh sentence, Sheryl J. Martin was given 20 years in prison Tuesday for shooting her husband in 2007 after finding out he’d been having an affair. The former Ridgefield woman tearfully stood before Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson, pleading for an exceptionally lower sentence of 10 years because she said she has never been involved in crime, is remorseful and was driven to violence by her husband’s neglect and emotional abuse.
GREENSBORO, N.C (AP) -- Thomas Coleman scored 18 points, Nic Simpson had 15, Adrian Powell 14 and Marc Hill 13 as North Carolina A&T beat North Carolina Wilmington 84-79 in overtime on Tuesday night.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Will Creekmore finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Kyle Weems had 14 points as Missouri State defeated Pacific 60-49 in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toney Douglas scored 22 points, and the New York Knicks won their fourth straight game, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 110-107 on Tuesday night in the opener of a home-and-home series.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Eric Buckner scored 15 points and Brandon McGee and Marques Johnson added 12 points each as Georgia State won its second straight with a 69-56 victory over Utah Valley on Tuesday night.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Jordan Hamilton scored 25 points and No. 20 Texas gave coach Rick Barnes career victory No. 500 Tuesday night, 84-50 over Sam Houston State.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Kyle Smyth made eight 3-pointers and Jermel Jenkins added seven as Iona set a school record with 18 long-range shots in an 86-65 win over Albany (N.Y.) on Tuesday night.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- Bellingham Fire Chief Bill Boyd says an Albertson's grocery store was evacuated after witnesses noticed that a section of the roof was sagging.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals have placed outside linebacker Will Davis on injured reserve after the second-year pro broke his left leg in Sunday's loss at Kansas City.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Byron Mulkey scored a career-high 23 points to help Buffalo defeat Canisius 81-64 on Tuesday night.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Willie Cruz scored 20 points on 9-of-9 shooting and Eastern Kentucky pummeled Cincinnati Christian 91-27 on Tuesday night.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) -- Michael Dixon scored a career-high 17 points to help No. 11 Missouri beat Wyoming 72-62 in the semifinals of the Cancun Challenge.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Kemba Walker scored 30 points and hit a key jumper with less than a minute left, helping Connecticut outlast No. 2 Michigan State 70-67 in a physical Maui Invitational semifinal on Tuesday.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Ty Walker had a school-record 11 blocks and J.T. Terrell and Travis McKie scored 16 points each as Wake Forest beat Marist 81-59 on Tuesday night in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Isaac Sosa hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, while Marcus Jordan had 15 points and a highlight-worthy dunk in traffic as Central Florida defeated Stetson 85-58 Tuesday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Burwell scored 15 points, and Ron Anderson grabbed 17 rebounds to lead South Florida past Liberty 60-43 on Tuesday night.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Ramon Galloway scored 12 points and Lakeem Jackson added 11 to lead South Carolina to a 57-41 victory over South Carolina-Upstate on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Manny Ramirez failed to receive salary arbitration offers as one of the first deadlines of baseball's offseason passed.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 23 points and No. 25 North Carolina blew most of a 22-point, second-half lead before beating UNC Asheville 80-69 on Tuesday night.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- JaJuan Johnson had 21 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 10 Purdue beat Austin Peay 87-65 on Tuesday night.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Freshman J.J. Mann had a career-high 12 points and nine rebounds to lead Belmont in a 71-44 rout of Winthrop on Tuesday in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Kenny Boynton scored 21 points, Alex Tyus added 19 and No. 16 Florida beat Florida Atlantic 79-66 on Tuesday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have offered salary arbitration to six of the team's 10 free agents, including outfielder Carl Crawford and closer Rafael Soriano.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have offered salary arbitration to seven of the team's 11 free agents, including outfielder Carl Crawford and closer Rafael Soriano.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have offered salary arbitration to seven of the team's nine free agents, including outfielder Carl Crawford and closer Rafael Soriano.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is laying out some budget-balancing options for state lawmakers. But her plans require quick action from the Legislature, which isn't scheduled to return until next year.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Three legislative races are headed for recounts.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Lorne Jackson scored 16 points and Mychel Thompson added 13 points and nine rebounds as Pepperdine held off Arkansas State 69-62 in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The manager for the woman at the center of the NFL's investigation of Brett Favre said Tuesday that the quarterback's agent asked about paying her to keep quiet.
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) -- Imad Qahwash scored 21 points, Chris Henson and TK Smith each had 18 and Central Arkansas recorded its second-largest margin of victory, 100-29 over Champion Baptist on Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Robert Morris has suspended leading scorer Karon Abraham for its game against No. 5 Pittsburgh.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Justin Greene scored 20 points, Carlton Guyton 15, and Justin Manns 14, to help Kent State beat upset-minded Urbana 94-71 on Tuesday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs have waived forward Danny Green after less than a week with the team.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Holland scored 18 of his 28 points in the first half and Boston University pulled away from Nevada 66-57 in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tipoff on Tuesday.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks have signed offensive tackle Will Robinson and defensive tackle Amon Gordon to the active roster and released two players, including fourth-round draft pick E.J. Wilson.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have parted ways with one of their key offseason additions by releasing tackle Cornell Green from injured reserve.
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) -- Dan Mavraides and Douglas Davis scored 16 points apiece and Princeton rallied from an early 11-point deficit to defeat Bucknell 66-55 on Tuesday night.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington election officials say that more than 71 percent of voters sent in their ballots for this month's midterm election.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The trial of a father and son accused of aggravated murder in the Woodburn bank bombing nearly two years ago is headed for a final week of testimony.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- After taking the stand in his own defense, Joshua Turnidge was portrayed by prosecutors as a liar who gave conflicting statements about a deadly bank bombing two years ago in Woodburn.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels will not offer salary arbitration to designated hitter Hideki Matsui.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Mexican business magazine has called off a third attempt to hold a conference aimed at touting Mexico to U.S. aerospace companies after the union for Boeing Co. production workers again threatened protests.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wizards guard John Wall has returned after missing four games with a sprained left foot.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Aaric Murray scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures and La Salle defeated Providence 84-73 on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The temperature dropped to 14 degrees early Wednesday at Sea-Tac Airport, breaking the old record of 16 from 1985, as arctic air put Washington in a deep freeze.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Philadelphia 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala has returned after missing three games with tendinitis in his right Achilles' tendon.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have offered salary arbitration to Cliff Lee, meaning the American League champions will be compensated with draft choices if the free-agent left-hander signs with another team.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints have signed rookie Justin Drescher as their third long snapper this season.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The injury-ravaged New York Giants have signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Michael Clayton.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Michael Clayton is close to signing with the injury-ravaged New York Giants.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees have declined to offer salary arbitration to captain Derek Jeter.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray says he's been "pretty much pain-free" and will definitely start against rival Georgia Tech on Saturday.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is back at practice and expected to play for the Bulldogs when they face rival Georgia Tech on Saturday.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The new-look coaching staff of Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter will include bench coach Willie Randolph, pitching coach Mark Connor and hitting coach Jim Presley.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man wanted as a fugitive from North Carolina was arrested and 70 pounds of marijuana seized by Oregon State Police in a traffic stop last weekend near Grants Pass.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Aric Brooks scored 17 points and Morgan State used a couple of spurts to beat Western Illinois 72-53 on Tuesday in the Cancun Challenge.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have released linebacker Caleb Campbell and signed guard Donald Thomas.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Colts receiver Austin Collie will not play Sunday night against San Diego.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In less than a calendar year, the Minnesota Vikings went from NFL darlings who were one play away from the Super Bowl to one of the biggest busts in the league who will be playing for a new head coach this week.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Jerron Granberry scored a career-high 20 points, Jimmy Williams had 19 points and North Florida dominated Prairie View in an 84-66 win in the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran defensive tackle Ryan Sims.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Ball State has fired coach Stan Parrish.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- As much as some of the games on Friday will have an impact on what bowl Stanford goes to at the end of the season, the Cardinal are keeping their focus on Saturday's regular season finale against Oregon State.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have added safety Macho Harris to their injury-depleted secondary.
POINT ARENA, Calif. (AP) -- Dungeness crabs will start hitting dinner tables along the northwestern U.S. coast as soon as next week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jamie and Frank McCourt, who are embroiled in a divorce dispute that could decide ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers, are officially single.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Nets' sixth man Terrence Williams will miss the next two games because of repeated violations of team rules.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Freshman Derrick Williams scored 16 points and Richmond held Southern University to nine points in the first half in an 81-40 rout on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao is not simply the best boxer in the world. He's also the sport's biggest box office attraction.
LONDON (AP) -- Ingrid Pitt, who survived a Nazi concentration camp to become an acclaimed British movie actress, has died.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns have placed linebacker Blake Costanzo, one of their top special teams players, on injured reserve.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado forward Macoumba Kandji tore his left ACL on the game-winning goal that gave the Rapids their first MLS championship.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Lost in the frenzy over new airport inspections is the fact that 94 percent of holiday travelers will reach their destination by road this year.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady is taking a day off from practice for the third straight week with a sprained foot.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Justice Department is appealing a federal judge's order that a lesbian flight nurse from Washington state be reinstated to the Air Force.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Rick Hendrick says the sweeping changes he made to his organization were not solely because of the struggles of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Hendrick Motorsports has dramatically shuffled its lineup by moving three crew chiefs to new drivers.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday effectively blocked the trapping and killing of sea lions feasting on salmon at Bonneville Dam. Sea lions may be eating imperiled wild salmon at the dam, but federal authorities now must explain it’s OK to kill a natural predator while allowing human fishermen to inadvertently kill an equal or greater proportion of wild fish.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Orlando Magic shooting guard Vince Carter is not expected to play against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night after he sprained his left knee.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Orlando Magic shooting guard Vince Carter will be a game-time decision against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night after he sprained his left knee.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rangers have acquired Stu Bickel from the Anaheim Ducks for Nigel Williams in a trade of minor league defensemen.
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox offered salary arbitration to catcher Victor Martinez, meaning they would receive draft choices as compensation if he completes his four-year, $50 million contract with the Detroit Tigers.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers have shored up their banged-up secondary by signing safety Gerald Alexander and have added yet another quarterback to the practice squad.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) -- Tyler Miller is the new publisher of the Daily Record,
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks have traded center Ryan Carter to the Carolina Hurricanes for minor-league forwards Stefan Chaput and Matt Kennedy.
Unclaimed funds will go to support Oregon Burn Center
Yes, you will get your Bethany Storro benefit fund money back, Riverview Community Bank announced today.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins is trying to tough it out for one more week with shoulder and ankle injuries.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Bryan McCann wasn't invited to the NFL's pre-draft combine and wasn't drafted.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The White Sox have offered salary arbitration to free agent first baseman Paul Konerko and right-handed pitcher J.J. Putz and would receive extra picks in June's amateur draft if they sign with new clubs.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Not too long ago, Lovie Smith seemed primed to get punted right out of Chicago.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Fire Marshal Randy Simpson says he is retiring at the end of the year.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies said on Tuesday that they will offer arbitration to free-agent outfielder Jayson Werth. They will not, however, do the same for free-agent reliever Chad Durbin.
Investigators used DNA to connect Mark A. Markussen, 47, to an assault at a home in the 15300 block of Southeast Rivershore Drive. The home invasion-assault was alleged to have occurred Aug. 17, according to a news bulletin issued by the Vancouver Police Department.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Efforts by the U.S. coal industry to expand its export market have taken a significant step forward, as officials in Washington state approved a port that will ship the fuel to Asia.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have claimed left wing Patrick O'Sullivan off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A Marysville man was wounded in a shootout with intruders who tried to kick their way through the front door in a home invasion robbery.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher says though he had an assistant tell Vince Young not to attend a team meeting, the quarterback has not been banned from the team's headquarters.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Titans quarterback Vince Young has been told he didn't need to attend a team meeting a day after storming out of the stadium.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings have reassigned defenseman Jake Muzzin to their AHL affiliate in Manchester.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have hired Thad Bosley as their hitting coach.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- With freezing temperatures across Washington and power outages in some areas, the state Health Department is reminding people of the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Department of Ecology has fined a mining company $22,000 for submitting inaccurate test results of water discharge from its gold mine in north-central Washington.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Center Nick Collison has signed a multiyear contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal appeals court sided with the NFL and its players union in a lawsuit filed by six former NFL players who claim they lost $20 million in an investment scheme.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets right tackle Damien Woody has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee that could sideline him for the team's game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon ranks fifth nationally for prescription painkiller abuse, and has the highest rate in the country among 18 to 25 year-olds.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes have placed center Kyle Turris on injured reserve with an upper-body injury and recalled defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson after a brief stint with their AHL affiliate in San Antonio.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Five-time reigning Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson can still recall in vivid detail his near-misses in 2004 and '05.
MIAMI (AP) -- Heat forward Udonis Haslem may miss the remainder of the regular season after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left foot, and free agent Erick Dampier has been signed to help fill the void that creates.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The apologies are piling up at Nebraska.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Brian Kelly came to Notre Dame with huge expectations from those watching, from those who hired him and for himself, as well.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves are clearing the way for Freddie Freeman to win the job at first base by declining to offer salary arbitration to Troy Glaus, Derrek Lee and Eric Hinske.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl will gladly focus on basketball this week after getting hit with SEC sanctions for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand has been taken off a ventilator and is able to breathe on his own.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is expected to play at Buffalo after missing all but a few plays of the last five games with a sore hamstring.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has halted the killing of sea lions who make fast food of endangered salmon and steelhead at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have been told by South Korean officials that outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has received his military exemption for helping his country win a gold medal at the Asian Games.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A government ministry says the death toll in a stampede at a festival in the Cambodian capital could be as high as 456.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres will be without starting goalie Ryan Miller and center Tim Connolly for their home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Longtime Spokane business leader Wendell Satre has died at the age of 92.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A man accused of stabbing a man to death in Granger says he was defending himself from an attempted rape.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve officials have become more pessimistic in their economic outlook through next year and have lowered their forecast for growth.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton is a runaway winner of the American League's Most Valuable Player award.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A jury in Everett acquitted a man of murder and manslaughter charges.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- Skagit County officials say a man who faced more than 25 years in prison for child rape and molestation put himself in a diabetic coma and died.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- The state is still trying to get rid of the word "squaw" in its list of geographic names, but "Indian Maiden" will not be a substitute -- at least in Jackson County.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Southern Oregon University has upheld a decision to drop a 20-year-old woman with Down syndrome from a university-level ceramics class.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Cafe 180 south of Denver allows its customers to pay whatever they can afford, or even volunteer to work in exchange for food.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol is using a plane equipped with a heat-detecting camera to look for drivers who may be stranded in disabled cars in King, Pierce and Thurston counties.
ROME (AP) -- A senior Italian IOC member is questioning whether the country is in a strong enough economic position to bid for the Olympics.
LONDON (AP) -- The harshest punishment soccer players can usually expect for berating a referee is a suspension or fine -- not 24 weeks in jail.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have offered salary arbitration to first baseman Adam Dunn, assuring the team of receiving draft pick compensation if he signs elsewhere as a free agent.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal judge in Los Angeles has blocked the makers of a thriller film starring Adrien Brody from using the Oscar-winning actor's likeness until he is fully paid for his role.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- The Brazilian government is promising "peace and tranquility" in the country when it hosts the 2014 World Cup.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland police say a 22-year-old man found dead along the Willamette River waterfront Tuesday morning after temperatures dipped below freezing died of hypothermia.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The body of a man was found along the Willamette River waterfront Tuesday in Portland after temperatures dipped below freezing across Oregon.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Aubrey Huff is staying with the San Francisco Giants, agreeing to a $22 million, two-year contract with the World Series champions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tennis Channel has extended its TV rights deal with the ATP World Tour through 2015.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz says two people have been fired from the service's aerial refueling tanker program after confidential information was mistakenly sent to competing contractors.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Scotland's soccer authorities are considering using Irish or Scandinavian referees at this weekend's matches because of a possible strike by Scottish officials.
LONDON (AP) -- Tottenham director Keith Mills thinks Premier League rival West Ham is the favorite to take control of London's Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Alaska Airlines says treacherous road conditions Monday morning are preventing many employees from getting to work at Sea-Tac Airport, affecting a number of flights.
LONDON (AP) -- Roger Federer easily defeated Andy Murray at the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday, winning 6-4, 6-2 to stretch his record to 2-0 at the season-ending event.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States strongly affirms its commitment to defend South Korea in the wake of a North Korean artillery shelling.
UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) -- A man accused of falsifying his Oregon State Police time sheet and using a department card to pay for his own gasoline was booked into the Umatilla County Jail Monday on theft and misconduct charges.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a man who was caught walking out of a Springfield church with stolen items is suspected of breaking into three other churches in the city.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Terry Collins has been introduced as manager of the New York Mets, the latest hire for an organization undergoing an overhaul after four years without a playoff berth.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Eugene police are investigating whether the same man may be responsible for two reported assaults within an hour of each other on the University of Oregon campus.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A dusting of snow arrived before the Thanksgiving holiday in the valleys of Western Oregon, where temperatures dipped below freezing to leave ice on the roads that slowed travel and commuting on Tuesday.
DETROIT (AP) -- Think your holiday travel plans are tough? Imagine being a Mayflower descendant who's been bumped from Detroit's annual Thanksgiving parade.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- A man wearing a Bob Dylan backstage pass who ordered 178 pizzas from a Massachusetts pizza parlor has left the restaurant blowin' in the wind.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A rare blizzard closed roads and schools across Eastern Washington, and subzero temperatures were forecast for Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- New York City police are investigating a harassment claim against Charlie Sheen made by a woman found locked in the actor's hotel bathroom last month.
Area public works and emergency crews let out a sigh of relief this morning when they awoke to find snow had fallen and ice remained but, nonetheless, all seemed to be running smoothly.
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- The parliament of the former Soviet republic of Georgia is considering mounting a campaign against the 2014 Winter Olympics in the nearby Russian city of Sochi.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A 22-year-old Spokane, Wash., man who led Montana authorities on a chase that included driving backward on the interstate and jumping into a creek before surrendering has been sentenced to four years in prison.
The latest information on school delays and changes to C-Tran routes.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A family argument that resulted in an exchange of gunfire in a Portland neighborhood has ended with the death of an Oregon man.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A family argument that resulted in an exchange of gunfire in a Portland neighborhood has ended with the death of an Oregon man.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland police say officers were engaged in a shootout with a man early Tuesday at a home where they had responded to a family disturbance.
The National Weather Service reported early this morning that very cold air will remain over Southwest Washington and northwest Oregon today, with temperatures likely remaining below freezing except at the coast.
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The weather pattern Monday was like a cat-and-mouse game (where’s the cheese?) Bitter cold arctic air bottled up to our north and mild air to the south. A battle of the air masses. For example at 4 p.m. Monday it was only 22 degrees with moderate snow at Oak Harbor on the northern tip of Whidbey Island. Contrast that to Vancouver’s 42 degrees. Bellingham was also 22 degrees with wind gusts exceeding 50 mph. At times Monday the cold air was as close as Kalama with freezing temperatures and snow. That retreated for a while clear back to Seattle before the northerly component bounced back and dropped Seattle back into 20s.
Volunteers honored for effective use of statewide standards
Vancouver Public Schools’ board of directors has been named 2010 School Board of the Year by the Washington State School Directors’ Association. The word came on Friday, during the state group’s annual conference in Spokane.
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Turkey is the star, but what about its supporting players?
MODESTO, Calif. — Come on, the turkey is the easy part. No decisions there, past whether you’ll roast it, fry it or pop it on the grill. Turkey is a given. Turkey is the star.
For too many Americans, the last three Thanksgivings have been pretty lean. Our nation is suffering from the longest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Particularly worrisome is an online survey by the Enumclaw Courier-Herald that found two out of three people believe the true spirit of Thanksgiving has been forgotten. That is discouraging. There is plenty of depressing news these days to justify that attitude.
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A pair of Clark County women keep each other motivated on their way to finishing the New York City Marathon
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Cross country team qualifies for national meet in Alabama
A team of middle school runners from Vancouver placed second at the United States Track and Field Junior Olympics Cross Country Region 13 Championships on Saturday.
Resurgence of downtown Vancouver continues, positively affecting other areas
It might have started with a shopping cart. At least that’s the condensed version of a story that has led Vancouver’s downtown to this particular time in history, to this moment marked by questions of, “What do we do next?”
Officer, civilian investigator will focus on predators of children
A federal grant is set to help the Vancouver Police Department hunt down child sexual predators. The $493,000 Office of Community Policing Services, or COPS, grant will reimburse the department for the entry-level salary and benefits costs for one officer and one civilian computer forensic investigator for two years, Police Chief Cliff Cook said Monday, shortly before the city council agreed to accept the funding.
Program seeks to spur commercial, residential activity
Business owners in unincorporated Clark County now have another option to cover one often-overlooked cost of opening in a new location: sewer connection fees. The Clark Regional Wastewater District Board of Commissioners recently voted to provide low-interest financing for commercial customers to connect to the district’s sewer system. Commissioners will also allow homebuilders to delay paying the connection fees for unsold houses in new subdivisions until after those houses are occupied.
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Martin Kaymer says he will not be joining the U.S. PGA Tour next year and plans to stick with the European Tour.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police in New York City say thieves held up the owners of a pizzeria and then fled with a bag of full dough -- the kind that crusts are made of.
LONDON (AP) -- Novak Djokovic will lead Serbia in the Davis Cup final next month against a French team featuring Gael Monfils.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times is reporting that agent Scott Boras' company has supplied tens of thousands of dollars in loans and payments to the families of needy baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic.
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- A Puget Sound Energy spokesman says the utility expects power will be restored to many Kitsap County customers on Wednesday.
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- Puget Sound Energy says it's doing all it can to restore electricity to customers who lost power in the Monday night storm, but some could still be in the cold and dark on Thanksgiving.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people in the Puget Sound area are in the dark as a winter storm barrels through Washington.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A federal judge says he wants a couple of weeks to consider a sentence for an Oregon man convicted of helping to smuggle $150,000 out of the country for an Islamic charity.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Russian intelligence officer has testified on behalf of federal prosecutors seeking a maximum sentence for an Oregon man convicted of helping smuggle $150,000 from an Islamic charity to Muslim fighters.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The co-founder of an Islamic charity once based in Oregon faces sentencing.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are falling in early trading after a skirmish between North and South Korea and amid ongoing worries about Europe's debt troubles.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are heading to a lower open after South Korea reported that North Korea had fired artillery onto one of its islands. South Korea says it returned the North Korean fire.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A nasty storm was expected to dump heavy snow across Oregon and Washington just as travelers prepared for the Thanksgiving holiday.
JONESVILLE, La. (AP) -- Relatives of the 11 men killed when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico say too much of the public focus has been on the spill rather than the lives lost.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Olympic speedskating champion Sven Kramer says a right thigh injury has ruled him out of competition for the entire season.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia arena that hosted more than 40 years of professional sports and entertainment has met the wrecking ball.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Demolition is scheduled to begin on a Philadelphia arena that hosted more than 40 years of professional sports and entertainment.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An estimated 2,000 people lined up early in the morning outside the Oregon Convention Center in Portland in hopes of being helped during a Mission of Mercy free dental clinic.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland, Ore., truck driver has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping an 8-year-old girl repeatedly during a cross-country trip.