Stories for November 28, 2010
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's president has confirmed for the first time that a computer worm affected centrifuges in the country's uranium enrichment program.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian nuclear scientist wounded in a bomb attack Monday is on a U.N. list of figures under sanctions for suspected links to secret nuclear activities.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused Israel and Western governments of being behind the killing of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist in a bombing Monday.
HONOLULU (AP) -- Jessica Breland scored 19 points, Italee Lucas added 15 and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 14 as No. 14 North Carolina routed Hawaii 91-57 on Sunday night in the final of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Haimish Hy came from next-to-last at the top of the stretch to beat favorite Sebastian Flyte by a neck in the $250,000 Hollywood Derby on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) -- A stadium official says the death of 23-year-old man who fell from a concourse at Chicago's Soldier Field during halftime of Sunday's Bears-Eagles game appears to have been accidental.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man who fell to his death from a ledge at Soldier Field during the Chicago Bears game on Sunday afternoon.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Authorities say a man has died after falling at least 20 feet from a ledge at Soldier Field while attending a Chicago Bears game.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Oceania soccer's acting president David Chung has flown to Zurich hoping FIFA will allow him to cast his confederation's vote on the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
Read a Vancouver woman's inspiring story in Monday's print edition.
DENVER (AP) -- J.R. Smith scored a season-high 30 points and the Denver Nuggets overcame the absence of Carmelo Anthony to hold off the Phoenix Suns 138-133 Sunday night in the highest scoring game of the season.
Local resident Jean Voorhees is warning the public about a young man approaching holiday shoppers with a suspicious hard-luck story. Voorhees said she first came across the man two or three weeks ago in a VanMall neighborhood parking lot. He said he was a college student and that his books, computer and wallet had been stolen from his car, he was out of gas, and he couldn’t reach family or friends.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Michael Jordan is returning as one of U.S. captain Fred Couples' Presidents Cup assistants for the November 2011 matches at Royal Melbourne.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- John Shurna scored 23 points and Michael Thompson added 18 as Northwestern won its fourth straight game, defeating Creighton 65-52 Sunday night.
Matthews leads Portland with 25 points, Roy has 21
Devin Harris had 25 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:11 left, and eight assists to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 98-96 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Kenny Boynton scored 14 points and Erik Murphy added 10, including a decisive late field goal, as 16th-ranked Florida held off Florida State's late rally to beat the Seminoles 55-51 Sunday night.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Kevin Martin scored 23 points, Shane Battier hit 4 of 6 attempts from 3-point range and the Houston Rockets held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-98 Sunday night.
DENVER (AP) -- Denver Nuggets leading scorer Carmelo Anthony has left Sunday's game with an illness and will not return.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- C.J. McCollum scored 27 points and Gabe Knutson added 22 as Lehigh defeated Bryant 88-68 on Sunday night.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A number of people choked back tears at Monday's dedication of the Lakewood Police Department memorial to the four officers who were shot to death one year ago.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Lakewood police are remembering four officers killed one year ago with the dedication of a memorial outside headquarters and with a food drive.
PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- The first of two memorials honoring four Lakewood police officers who were killed by a gunman last year has been dedicated.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson injured a calf in the first quarter of Sunday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts and will not return.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Leslie Nielsen, who went from drama to inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, has died. He was 84.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Fresh off winning his first European Tour money title, PGA champion Martin Kaymer has withdrawn from the Chevron World Challenge.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy says he would like to see the NFL adopt the college replay system on scoring plays.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Springfield authorities have arrested a 28-year-old man in the death of an 18-year-old woman.
Seattle falls into a first-place tie with St. Louis in NFC West
Matt Cassel threw four touchdown passes, three of them to Dwayne Bowe, and the Chiefs stayed on top of the AFC West with an impressive 42-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
DETROIT (AP) -- Ray McCallum scored 21 points and Jason Calliste added 17 more as Detroit closed out the Legends Classic with a 96-77 blowout win over Niagara on Sunday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Adrian Oliver scored 35 points and San Jose State held off UC Riverside's second-half comeback attempt, 80-77 Sunday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Blues forward David Perron said he's feeling better but still experiencing concussion-like symptoms from an elbow to the head by the Sharks' Joe Thornton earlier this month.
DETROIT (AP) -- Niklas Kronwall, Darren Helm, Valtteri Filppula and Danny Cleary scored to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Justin Clark scored 11 points Sunday and Illinois State defeated Jacksonville State 60-47 to win the Global Sports Roundball Classic.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Darxia Morris and Markel Walker scored 15 points apiece and No. 13 UCLA beat Temple 71-61 Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson is active for the first time this season, and tight end Antonio Gates also will try to play Sunday night at Indianapolis.
Sausages, cake, other food destroyed
A fire early Sunday morning destroyed a tractor-trailer rig parked on a quiet Vancouver street, and also ruined its cargo of cakes, sausage and other refrigerated food. The fire was reported at 2:42 a.m. in the 11700 block of Southeast Seventh Street, off Chkalov Drive in Vancouver’s Cascade Park neighborhood.
DETROIT (AP) -- Logan Aronhalt scored 18 points as Albany held off Bowling Green 56-55 in the finale of the Legends Classic on Sunday.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Mike Williams scored 16 points and Western Carolina routed William & Mary 64-39 on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Robo Kreps' 3-pointer with 9 seconds to play gave Illinois-Chicago a 63-62 victory over Toledo on Sunday.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Buoyed by a hot-shooting first half, LSU defeated South Alabama 80-65 on Sunday in the Coors Classic.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Gabe Rogers hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points as Northern Arizona defeated Pepperdine 88-74 Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says Ben Olsen has been hired to remain coach of D.C. United.
DALLAS (AP) -- Robert Nyakundi scored a career-high 24 points and Papa Dia added 24 points and 10 rebounds as Southern Methodist held off Central Arkansas 76-72 Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Footcandles, a 30-1 long shot, held off Speight of Hand by three-quarters of a length Sunday in the $49,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct.
HIGH POINT, N.C (AP) -- Darrion Pellum scored a career-high 33 points to lead Hampton to its fifth consecutive victory, beating High Point 70-64 on Sunday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Reserve guard Jamal Fenton scored a career-high 16 points to lead New Mexico to a 75-46 victory over San Diego on Sunday.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Kayla Pedersen had 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists and No. 3 Stanford held off 16th-ranked Texas 93-78 on Sunday in a matchup of unbeaten teams.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace might not miss any time after injuring his left elbow in a scary fall Saturday at the end of a loss to Milwaukee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Hannah Tuomi scored 16 points and freshman Jasmine Lister had 15, leading No. 24 Vanderbilt past Princeton 74-68 to capture its own Thanksgiving Tournament championship Sunday.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain was helped from the field in the second quarter of Sunday's game against Tampa Bay after injuring his left leg.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Police in Guatemala have found the body of a professional soccer player chopped up and left in five plastic bags in a rural area.
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -- A Kitsap County pilot missing for more than a week was found dead in the wreckage of his plane Sunday morning.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant is out for the game with a leg injury suffered in the first quarter against Kansas City on Sunday.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A News Tribune analysis has found that law enforcement agencies patrol the streets in much the same way they did before six Western Washington police officers died a year ago.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Jon Moore scored 32 points and Gardner-Webb defeated Mercer 78-65 on Sunday.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Natalie Novosel scored 20 points to lead five players in double figures, and No. 18 Notre Dame beat Butler 85-54 on Sunday in the WBAC Tournament.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Let others gorge on shopping sprees. An Oregon town's post-Thanksgiving parade focused on giving and recycling.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford guard Jeremy Green collapsed on the court moments after the Cardinal's 81-74 overtime victory against DePaul on Sunday.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana has fired football coach Bill Lynch after four seasons.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana athletic director Fred Glass has called a news conference to discuss the future of football coach Bill Lynch.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Christian Webster scored 20 points and Keith Wright added 19 and nine rebounds to lead Harvard over Colorado 82-66 on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The holiday shopping season appears to be off to a respectable start. Shoppers came out in bigger numbers than last year on Friday and traffic was steady through the weekend.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Juqua Parker is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears because of a hip flexor strain.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Chad Henne is starting at quarterback for the Miami Dolphins against the Oakland Raiders two weeks after being knocked out of a game with a left knee injury.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston's Andre Johnson and Tennessee's Cortland Finnegan were involved in a fist fight that got both players ejected in the fourth quarter Sunday.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens have placed slumping cornerback Fabian Washington and starting guard Chris Chester on the inactive list for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
DENVER (AP) -- Rookie wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, a key contributor as a kick returner and downfield option, is deactivated by Denver on Sunday because of an ankle injury.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Six years after the death of spiritual leader Yogi Bhajan, three legal battles are under way in Oregon and California over the use of the name "yogi" in food products and ingredients.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers hard-hitting linebacker James Harrison has incurred a costly roughing-the-passer penalty against Buffalo's Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Most of the disappointment from an 0-2 start to the season has been wiped away now that No. 12 Virginia Tech is heading to the ACC championship game.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks are without leading receiver Mike Williams against Kansas City, sidelined by a foot strain.
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European officials say they are considering giving Greece more time to pay back its 110 billion emergency loan package.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says Louisiana-Lafayette has fired head coach Rickey Bustle.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane Police have shut down part of Riverfront Park to investigate a body found early Sunday.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured his right ankle in the first half of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle's Somali community is afraid of a backlash after the holiday bomb threat was uncovered in Portland.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Maria Pietilae-Holmner of Sweden is leading after the first run of a World Cup slalom and Lindsey Vonn has turned in a steady run a day after skiing off course.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills defensive end Dwan Edwards has been carted to the locker room after hurting his left hamstring early in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Juan Manuel Marquez didn't waste any time after defending his lightweight title before setting his sights on Round 3 with Manny Pacquiao.
ZURICH (AP) -- Australia's World Cup bid leader believes FIFA will restore Oceania's right to vote for the 2018 and 2022 hosts.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- David Loubeau scored 13 points, Naji Hibbert added 12 and Texas A&M beat No. 21 Temple 54-51 Sunday at the Old Classic Spice.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott has been fined $35,000 for publicly criticizing game officials.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The prospective site for new Seattle homeless camp is on a state list for contamination.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A 5-year-old West Virginia boy has donated his life savings -- nearly $46 in change -- to help rebuild a volunteer fire station that burned down in an Oct. 1 electrical fire.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- Two Bellingham men have been charged with conspiracy to mail papers soaked in methamphetamine to inmates in state prisons.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Running backs Curtis Martin, Jerome Bettis and Marshall Faulk are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2011.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Boise State dropped six spots to No. 9 in The Associated Press college football poll after having its 24-game winning streak snapped.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jockey Jason Gracia has been upgraded from critical to stable condition following a spill Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Rookie Andrew Quarless is starting at tight end for Green Bay against the Atlanta Falcons with Donald Lee inactive.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Bills rookie running back C.J. Spiller and cornerback Terrence McGee are inactive for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) -- Federal Way police are searching for a person who shot and injured a man early Sunday.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings receiver Bernard Berrian was inactive for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins because of a groin injury.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns wide receiver and special teams star Joshua Cribbs is active for Sunday's game against Carolina after missing last week with four dislocated toes.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gains by minority Republicans and shakeups in Democratic leadership roles will shape the upcoming state Legislative session.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Offensive tackle Shawn Andrews is not on the New York Giants' active roster for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
HAMAR, Norway (AP) -- Bob de Jong of the Netherlands and Christine Nesbitt of Canada won speedskating World Cup races on Sunday.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Officials say a fire burned part of a Corvallis mosque that was the occasional place of worship for a Somali-born teen who two days ago was arrested on charges of plotting a terror attack in Portland.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say a fire has been reported at an Islamic center near Oregon State University in Corvallis. No injuries have been reported.
SPOKANE, Wash., (AP) -- Federal officials say water levels at Lake Pend Oreille will fluctuate slightly this winter as research continues on a plan to drop levels more in the future to boost downstream power production.
ROME (AP) -- A self-described escort has said Premier Silvio Berlusconi personally invited her to two parties at his villas where young, foreign women were plentiful.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- International Mideast envoy Tony Blair says Israel needs to do more to ease its blockade of Gaza and allow exports from the Hamas-ruled territory.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli company says pressure from pro-Palestinian groups has prompted a French multinational to drop out of a light rail project that cuts into disputed east Jerusalem.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A leading Republican lawmaker is rejecting the Obama administration's assertion that ratification of a new arms control treaty with Russia is so pressing that it must be dealt with by the lame-duck Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A leading Republican senator is playing down the chances that a repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in the military will pass during the lame-duck session of Congress.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The United States is one of the four seeded teams for the women's World Cup despite being the last nation to qualify for next year's tournament in Germany.
KUUSAMO, Finland (AP) -- Andreas Kofler defeated fellow Austrian Thomas Morgenstern to win the first individual World Cup ski jump event of the season.
Setting screens is often a thankless job, but essential to team success
Screens are like the cue-card holders of basketball. They're essential to the production. They keep things running smoothly. But no viewer notices or thinks about them.
Greg Jayne: Commentary
In an age of "everybody's a winner and everybody's special," it seems as though everybody is worthy of all-league honors.
Eleven Clark County business groups have banded together in the hopes of keeping residents spending locally this holiday season. They’re trying to overcome a major financial burden that sets Clark County apart from the rest of Washington. Because so many people cross the river to avoid paying sales tax, county businesses lose nearly $1 billion in sales, and state and local tax rolls are about $75 million short of what they would be if everyone shopped locally, according to data from the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.
When I sat down to write a Thanksgiving column this week, I found myself staring at the keyboard struggling to give thanks. We have a lot to be grateful for in Clark County, but in this space I write about business and the economy. This is a community that faces climbing unemployment, dropping home values, a high foreclosure rate. Perhaps you can see my dilemma?
Goodwill Industries employee, a survivor of tragedy, ‘sparkles’
Dervisa Colakovic eagerly greets customers with a warm smile, red-hued cheeks and charmingly broken English. She smiles often and laughs easily, despite surviving a war and the loss of a child. “I respect this company,” said Colakovic, who was hired two months ago at Goodwill Industries’ Fisher’s Landing location. “I love it here.”
State’s one-size-fits-all approach to budget woes ignores human cost of funding crisis
On a philosophical level, slashing budgets can be a cold and surgical undertaking. Many a newly elected public official won office thanks to a mantra of “low taxes, less government spending.” But the rhetoric takes on a new paradigm when you begin to put a human face to the cuts.
Spokesman helped customers keep up with complex system
Most of the 180,000-plus customers of Clark Public Utilities likely have never met Mick Shutt. But they’ve probably heard his voice.
Vancouver native Chris Rolling will offer an update on Haiti at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Rolling’s presentation will be in the basement meeting room of the Pacific Tower Building, 915 Broadway.
Camas couple say persistent callers made threats
When it comes to dodging the curve-ball pitches of scammers, Steve and Alice Reichenbach of Camas say they’ve stayed light on their feet.
A daily list of death notices
Hoping everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and is swinging into the holiday season. Many places in the Pacific Northwest had a white Thanksgiving, including the higher elevations around Clark County. Some light freezing rain, sleet and snow fell Wednesday evening in the lowlands around Vancouver with perhaps a trace of snow still around early Thursday morning.
Clark County business bankruptcies filed Nov. 11-24:
Clark County merchants hopeful that Christmas shoppers will return, spend
Clark County merchants expect an uptick in holiday sales to end a two-year losing streak. Jan Teague, president and chief executive officer of the Washington Retail Association in Olympia, predicted that retail sales in the county could rise between 1 percent and 2 percent in the three months ending Dec. 21, compared with the same period last year. That would be good news, after store-only fourth-quarter sales plummeted 11.5 percent in 2008 and nudged down another 0.6 percent last year.
Loose, slouchy pants aren’t just for working out, as designers ease up on fit
NEW YORK — The season for giving is upon us, and what do many of us ask the most of? Our clothes. Yes, with each serving of pecan pie, butter cookies and egg nog, we are making a deal with our wardrobe to stretch with our indulgences.
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MIR ALI, Pakistan (AP) -- Local officials say a suspected U.S. missile destroyed a vehicle in Pakistan's militant-controlled region near the Afghan border. It was unclear if anyone died.
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss state broadcaster SF1 says exit polls indicate that a proposal to revise the country's tax system has been rejected by voters.
BRUSSELS (AP) -- EU governments have approved an 85 billion ($113 billion) bailout deal for Ireland.
BRUSSELS (AP) -- EU governments have approved an 85 billion ($113 billion) bailout deal for Ireland.
DUBLIN (AP) -- Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen says his government has completed 10 days of negotiations on an EU-IMF bailout of his debt-crippled country and expects European financial chiefs to ratify the deal Sunday in Brussels.
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain's treasury chief says his country could provide both a bilateral and an EU-organized loan to Ireland as part of the imminent global bailout of its No. 1 trading partner.
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgium's finance minister says Europe will reach a deal on a bailout for Ireland Sunday.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston snapped a four-game losing streak while receiver Andre Johnson and cornerback Cortland Finnegan were ejected for fighting in the fourth quarter of the Texans' 20-0 win over Tennessee on Sunday.