Stories for November 29, 2010
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) -- Crab season on the Oregon coast is set to start Wednesday. And crews could be out already, setting gear ahead of the season opening. But because fishermen and processors haven't yet agreed on prices, the crab boats are still docked.
KENT, Wash. (AP) -- Workers at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash., have discovered that 11 bronze memorial plaques have been ripped from their granite foundations.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Multnomah County Circuit Court jury in Portland has convicted a former oxycodone dealer of two counts of aggravated murder in the 2008 deaths of a man and a woman in their suburban Gresham townhouse.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- The Army says a Joint Base Lewis-McChord sergeant accused of helping to assault a soldier who blew the whistle on drug use in Afghanistan will go on trial.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics, searching this winter for a big bat for the middle of their order, are set to meet with free agent Lance Berkman on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Troy Tulowitzki and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a new contract that guarantees the All-Star shortstop an additional $132 million over seven seasons through 2020.
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday amid reports they've agreed to a seven-year extension with All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and are close to re-signing free-agent pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to a three-year deal.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Aaron Broussard had 20 points and 12 rebounds Monday night and hit a 3-pointer with 1:33 remaining as Seattle University rallied to beat Montana State 72-70.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Starbucks Corp. wants to appeal a bit more to the average Joe.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Carter Cook hit two free throws with 6.9 seconds left in double overtime to give South Carolina-Upstate its first victory of the season, 93-91 over North Carolina-Asheville on Monday night.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Police say two people have been killed in a suicide bombing in a northwestern Pakistani region.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Kenny McGowen scored 21 points and Abner Moreira had a double-double as Idaho State defeated Montana Tech 69-57 Monday night.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- No winning tickets were sold for the Washington State Lottery's $1.6 million Lotto jackpot or the $100,000 Hit 5 cashpot Monday night, so prizes will increase to $1.8 million in Lotto and $130,000 in Hit 5.
Young couple watched for enemy planes.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) -- Anatoly Bose scored 27 points and Nicholls State defeated Southern-New Orleans 89-52 on Monday night.
TROY, Ala. (AP) -- Jamarr Sanders scored 23 points, Cameron Moore added 16 and Ovie Soko 10 as Alabama-Birmingham blows open a close contest to roll over Troy 78-57 on Monday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Mick Hedgepeth scored 15 points and Belmont cruised to an 87-72 win over Tennessee State on Monday night.
Crews from Oregon Iron Works in Vancouver have finished work on a 30-foot-by-98-foot curved panel that will become part of a new navigation gate near the John Day Dam. The 250-ton gate section, one of four pieces that will fit together in the final downstream gate, is just one component in a $50 million effort to replace aging equipment along the Columbia and Snake rivers. The project will result in a 14-week halt to barge traffic upstream of The Dalles, Ore.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Amin Stevens scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Florida A&M over Webber International 93-70 on Monday night.
HUNTINGTON, W.V. (AP) -- DeAndre Kane scored 25 points and Shaquille Johnson added 17 to help Marshall hold off Florida International 88-79 on Monday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- King County prosecutors have filed a second-degree murder charge against a Federal Way-area man accused of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- A University of Denver hockey player who broke his neck during a college game in the U.S. arrived home in Edmonton on Monday about a month after he was injured.
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) -- Brendan McKillop scored 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting from behind the arc as Davidson held off Monmouth 69-53 on Monday night.
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Latif Rivers scored 20 points and Tyler Murray had 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead hot-shooting Wagner past Bucknell 77-73 Monday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Ronnie Moss had 20 points, Nikola Gacesa scored inside and outside quickly after halftime and TCU went on to a 81-69 victory over Southern California on Monday night.
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) -- Police in Lincoln City on the Oregon coast are investigating a vandalism spree that damaged at least 31 vehicles along two roads.
DE KALB, Ill. (AP) -- La'Shard Anderson scored 17 points and Westly Perryman added 14 Monday night to lead Boise State past Northern Illinois 80-51.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Jacob Pullen broke the school record for career 3-pointers, leading No. 5 Kansas State to an easy 85-61 victory over Division II Emporia State on Monday night and giving the Wildcats their first six-win month of November.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sidney Crosby leads all players in balloting for the NHL All-Star game for the second consecutive week.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- David Kyles scored 12 points and Wichita State overcame a slow start to beat UMKC 71-52 Monday night.
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Mike Scott scored 21 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed nine rebounds to help Fairleigh Dickinson defeat Longwood 83-78 on Monday night.
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Charles Jenkins scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half to lead Hofstra to a 58-48 win over Rider on Monday night.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) -- James Johnson scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures and Quinnipiac defeated Maine 75-67 on Monday night.
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) -- Mark Veazey scored 17 points to lead five Navy players in double figures in an 81-68 win over Mount St. Mary's (Md.) on Monday night.
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police fish and wildlife troopers are asking for help in identifying the people responsible for illegally shooting three elk and abandoning the carcasses near the Clatsop-Columbia county line in northwest Oregon.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Erik Etherly scored 14, including a game-sealing dunk as Loyola (Md.) defeated Morgan State 73-67 on Monday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers say they've sold enough tickets to lift the local TV blackout of Sunday's game against the rival Oakland Raiders.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Marshon Brooks scored 26 points to lead Providence over Central Connecticut State 92-57 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to 13 games and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their seventh straight by beating the New York Rangers 3-1 on Monday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tanner Milson scored 25 points and made 7 3-pointers -- including the go-ahead shot with 1:06 remaining -- to lift North Carolina-Wilmington past George Washington 73-69 on Monday night.
OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) -- Da'Shena Stevens had 17 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 20 St. John's beat St. Bonaventure 55-44 on Monday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Jordan Theodore paced a balanced scoring attack with 11 points and Jeff Robinson added 10, leading Seton Hall to a 69-49 victory over Saint Peter's on Monday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- The University of Alabama has fired an employee who played songs aimed at Auburn quarterback Cam Newton before the Iron Bowl.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gil McDougald, an All-Star infielder who helped the New York Yankees win five World Series championships during the 1950s, has died. He was 82.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks will again be without three key players, as center Andrew Bogut and small forward Carlos Delfino did not make the road trip and power forward Drew Gooden was ruled out Monday night against the Utah Jazz because of a foot injury.
LAUREL, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland Racing Commission has unanimously voted to reject plans for a shortened thoroughbred racing meet, jeopardizing the status of the Preakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Starting defensive end Calais Campbell and cornerback Greg Toler were among the inactive players for the Arizona Cardinals against the San Francisco 49ers.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Norris Cole scored 29 points and had five steals as Cleveland State held off Robert Morris 58-53 on Monday night to remain undefeated.
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii coach Greg McMackin wasn't shy about showing off the bling.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea says its uranium enrichment program is progressing and that it is building a light-water reactor, stressing that they are for peaceful purposes.
The window for sign-ups and testing for entry to Battle Ground Public Schools’ highly capable student program will close Dec. 10.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The NFL has rejected Steelers linebacker James Harrison's appeals of his $75,000 fine for a hit on Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, and $25,000 fine for slamming helmet-first into Saints quarterback Drew Brees' back.
PORTLAND (AP) — The Somali-born man accused in a car bomb plot at a crowded Christmas tree lighting pleaded not guilty Monday as his lawyer suggested that government agents had groomed the teenager and timed his arrest for publicity.
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Avalanche have swapped defensemen with Boston, sending Colby Cohen to the Bruins for Matt Hunwick.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers running back Mike Tolbert says Vincent Jackson got hurt in practice last week and that there's no way the wide receiver would fake an injury in his first game back after a contract dispute.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The NFL is looking into a verbal confrontation between Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib and an official who worked the Buccaneers' game against the Baltimore Ravens.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota guard Devoe Joseph has returned to the court after serving a six-game suspension for violating team rules.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets infielder Daniel Murphy has strained his left hamstring during winter ball in the Dominican Republic.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets players Fernando Martinez and Daniel Murphy have been examined by team physician Dr. Struan Coleman.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state insurance commissioner wants to consider some companies' cash surpluses before approving the rates they charge.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Marian Gaborik is back in the New York Rangers' lineup despite still feeling the effects of the flu.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former running back for the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers is suing the NFL's pension plan, saying he should receive the highest level of disability benefits because of injuries from a helmet-to-helmet hit that ended his career.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A small plane crash in Oregon killed the pilot but authorities said a small dog aboard the homemade aircraft survived.
MIAMI (AP) -- Amid speculation their relationship is frosty, Heat forward LeBron James and coach Erik Spoelstra met for about 30 minutes Monday afternoon before Miami hosted the Washington Wizards.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will join former President Bill Clinton and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman on Wednesday at the final presentation to FIFA's executive committee of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin police chief says five people have been released from a high school in Marinette where an armed student had taken more than 20 other students and a teacher hostage.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vince Young is getting his right thumb repaired the Titans quarterback has announced on Twitter.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington State Patrol bomb squad is responding after a suspicious package was found near the Bainbridge Island Police Department.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- UAB football coach Neil Callaway will return next season, but his defensive coordinator won't be back.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The head of the Washington Potato Commission is ending his 60-day, all-potato diet lighter by 21 pounds and hungry for more than spuds.
MIAMI (AP) -- Washington Wizards rookie guard John Wall has been ruled out of Monday night's game against the Miami Heat, after still having trouble with his bruised right knee.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Steve Sarkisian and Washington accomplished their goal of giving the Apple Cup relevance.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Less than 20 hours after a tough loss, the Philadelphia Eagles were back on the field.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey fears defensive end Dwan Edwards could miss the rest of the season with a left hamstring injury.
CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) -- Kittitas County sheriff's deputies say a man was killed when his snowmobile hit an elk in Cle Elum.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Several fishing and conservation groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to limit the use of six agricultural pesticides to protect salmon.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt is declining to speculate about his future at the school, saying he's focused on Saturday's regular season-ending game at Cincinnati and not on the Panthers' disappointing season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba (yor-VEET tohr-EE-all-buh) has agreed to a two-year contract with the Texas Rangers, filling one of the biggest offseason needs for the AL champions.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is sounding the alarm once again about Washington's budget woes.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas State football coach Steve Roberts has resigned after back-to-back 4-8 seasons.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Andy LaRoche and infielder Delwyn Young have become free agents after clearing waivers.
DEERFIELD, ILL. (AP) -- Carlos Boozer is back practicing with the Chicago Bulls.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- By turning off a few valves and adding some new pipes to Bend's water system, the city may be able to shave a couple of hundred thousand dollars off its $700,000-a-year energy costs.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- The Big East got a big shot in the arm on Monday with the addition of TCU, and Syracuse director of athletics Dr. Daryl Gross calls it a win-win for the league.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Kardashian sisters are seeking to cut ties with a venture that sold prepaid debit cards under their name after coming under attack for the card's high fees.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- David Villa scored twice as Barcelona routed Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid 5-0 Monday night, moving into first place in the Spanish league with its record fifth straight win in the 'Clasico' matchup.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The in-laws of Bruce Turnidge have denied he made any negative statements about police or praised the Oklahoma City bombing during family gatherings.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets right tackle Damien Woody has missed practice while recovering from a sprained knee ligament, an injury he played through in the team's game last Thursday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Even when the Cincinnati Bengals are really bad, they find ways to ruin someone else's season in December.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to hold a hearing on whether to allow an oil company to haul four massive loads of refinery equipment through northern Idaho's scenic U.S. Highway 12 corridor.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants have been riding the NFC rollercoaster the past few weeks.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn and TCU defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas highlight the list of finalists for the Broyles Award as best assistant coach.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Injured Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has thrown passes to receivers at practice Monday -- albeit merely soft tosses during warm-ups.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- Police arrested a 21-year-old Aberdeen man for investigation of rape in an attack reported by a 14-year-old girl.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Three people died in three separate fatal traffic crashes on Oregon roads over the Thanksgiving holiday, a slight increase from the past two years.
ZURICH (AP) -- Reynald Temarii's lawyer says it is blackmail to demand the suspended FIFA vice president gives up his legal rights so Oceania can vote for 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Cadillac will be the title sponsor of the World Golf Championships at Doral through at least 2016.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ben Roethlisberger is the great equalizer in the Steelers-Ravens rivalry.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL doubleheader on Fox on Sunday averaged its highest preliminary television rating on the network in 14 years.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Rex Ryan and Tom Brady are two of a kind.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Anti-tax initiative sponsor Tim Eyman had a winner this year with the passage of I-1053, requiring any state tax increase to be approved by a two-thirds majority in the Legislature.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 19-year-old Somali-American man who allegedly tried to blow up what he thought was a van full of explosives during Portland's Christmas tree lighting ceremony was investigated for rape in 2009 but never charged.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two people with knowledge of the situation say Juan Uribe is closing in on a three-year deal with the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers says Shaquille O'Neal missed Boston's practice on Monday because the veteran center forgot the time it was scheduled to start.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky coach John Calipari's mother, Donna, died Sunday in Charlotte, N.C., following a long battle with cancer. She was 74.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller is improving after being hospitalized with pneumonia.
ZURICH (AP) -- Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will join former President Bill Clinton in making the final presentation to FIFA's executive committee of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A former Ashland restaurant owner convicted of creating a fake business to avoid taxes will not have to pay any restitution.
BURNABY, British Columbia (AP) -- The expansion Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer are partnering with video game giant EA Sports.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The United States has drawn North Korea, Colombia and Sweden in group play for next summer's Women's World Cup.
DETROIT (AP) -- Victor Martinez will make $12 million next year in the first season of his $50 million, four-year contract with the Detroit Tigers.
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have designated right-hander Zach Miner for assignment.
MONTREAL (AP) -- Players, coaches and executives from across hockey are gathering for the funeral of Pat Burns.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The long weekend is over for the New England Patriots.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spider-Man's web has gotten tangled on Broadway.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- North Texas is set to introduce Dan McCarney as its new football coach Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Suspected steroid users Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez will be on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. They join Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar, both having fallen just short in last year's vote.
NEWHALEM, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Transportation Department has closed the North Cascades Highway because of heavy snow expected from a new storm.
NEWHALEM, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Transportation Department is closing the North Cascades Highway at 4 p.m. Monday because of heavy snow expected from a new storm.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A massive computer programming project is putting a slight delay on some unemployment checks in Washington.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Coach Bo Pelini doesn't know, or isn't saying, who'll be the starting quarterback when No. 13 Nebraska plays No. 10 Oklahoma on Saturday in the Big 12 championship game.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Disgraced former Tour de France champion Floyd Landis says the use of clenbuterol is widespread in cycling.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder says he is confident that federal agents acted properly in the case of a Somali-American man who allegedly tried to blow up what he thought was a van full of explosives in Portland, Ore., during the city's Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) -- Rescue crews had to use ropes and ladders to retrieve a western Pennsylvania woman from her pickup truck after it ran off a road and landed in tree tops about 30 feet above ground in a ravine.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- State fishery managers are proposing a five-year fishing moratorium on the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Franco and Anne Hathaway will be running the show at the next Academy Awards.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Lane Community College is getting ready to officially open the doors to its new longhouse on its campus in Eugene.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A commemorative edition of the first Oregon Blue Book is going to be published when the official state fact book and almanac marks 100 years in print in 2011.
SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) -- A longtime Snohomish, Washington, dairy is closing, the victim of low milk prices, high feed prices and a tough time to borrow money.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A full postseason share on the World Series champion San Francisco Giants was worth $317,631, down from a record $350,030 for the New York Yankees in 2009.
PARIS (AP) -- Seven-time rally world champion Sebastien Loeb of France has given up on competing in Formula One.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher is handing the keys to her No. 67 car to Ed Carpenter for the 2011 season so she can focus on her role as team owner.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have signed catcher Luke Carlin to a minor league contract and invited him to their spring training camp.
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is getting back into the business of sponsoring golf tournaments.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A faulty bathroom smoke alarm forced a Horizon Air flight to return to Portland International Airport shortly after takeoff on Monday.
SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) -- A Pierce Transit bus has struck a utility pole near Spanaway, knocking down electrical wires onto the bus.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky will have a new prime-time show weeknights on HLN starting next spring.
ZURICH (AP) -- Two European newspapers say they have obtained a document naming three FIFA executive committee members who allegedly received secret payments from world soccer's former marketing agency.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Roosevelt, Wash., man who was charged with helping operate a marijuana plantation in Oregon's Grant County is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Portland.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Eugene police are trying to identify a bicyclist who ran away from a collision with a car and took off his pants.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- D.C. United is sticking with Ben Olsen as its coach.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has announced a two-year pay freeze for federal employees, saying the step is necessary to help bring the federal deficit under control.
It could freeze on some roads
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service predict a Monday that's par for the course in a wintry Northwest: fog, rain, clouds and a high of 41 degrees.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue women's basketball player Drey Mingo has been released from a hospital after five days of treatment for bacterial meningitis.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A 19-year-old Brazilian man has died of head injuries after being repeatedly hit by iron bars during a brawl between dozens of rival soccer fans.
Bandit cleans out till at Muchas Gracias
A man with a semiautomatic handgun tucked in the waist of his pants cleaned out the till at a Hazel Dell restaurant about 9:40 p.m. Sunday. The robber, who wore a bandana over his face, targeted the Muchas Gracias fast food restaurant at 6203 N.E. Highway 99.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Richard Petty will be the chairman of his race team as part of the new ownership group.
EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- A fire official has identified the victim in an East Wenatchee house fire as 62-year-old Anthony Poortinga, the owner of Anthony's Cheap Tow towing service.
EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters found the body of a man after putting out a house fire in East Wenatchee.
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says a pickup truck driving the wrong way on Interstate 82 Sunday night caused a five-car accident near Kennewick that killed three people.
FORKS, Wash. (AP) -- The Jefferson County sheriff's office says the body found on a Pacific beach near the Hoh River was identified by relatives Sunday as 21-year-old David Hudson Jr.
Tim Martinez: High schools
Winter sports postponements have already started and we haven't even reached the first night of high school basketball in Clark County.
Longtime spokesman Jim Flaherty retiring after 28-year career
He used to bike past the fire station during the warm Bay Area months, beckoned by a cool drinking fountain, shiny red engine and an ever-welcoming group of guys. “That resonated with me,” Jim Flaherty, now 54, said of regular stops at the fire station near his boyhood home in San Carlos, Calif., that marked the halfway point of the daily jaunt to his best friend’s house. “When we rode up, it was like they had been waiting for us all day.”
High school sports schedule for the week of Nov. 29
Turnout for Annual Holiday Event Rises at New Venue
Some came to the Festival of Trees on Sunday to be inspired by a dozen elaborately decorated Christmas trees, with themes ranging from patriotism to remembering grandma. Others came to see the planes and displays at the Pearson Air Museum, which for the first time hosted the Vancouver Rotary Foundation’s annual fundraising event.
What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:
Class of 2011 uses pink, plastic versions to raise funds for party
WASHOUGAL — A handful of adrenaline-junkie teens are using the cover of night to disrupt the manicured front lawns of residents. The high school seniors recently dressed in dark-colored sweatshirts and jackets before hitting the first of three Washougal homes. They lurked in the shadows, avoiding the illuminated areas of the street as they approached the home. Their shoes crunched in the frozen grass as they moved across the yards.
Letters to the editor
County’s adoption of 20-year Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan reflects new reality
While it is certain to raise arguments on both sides of the issue, Clark County’s adoption of a 20-year Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is a long-overdue nod to modern reality. County commissioners last week approved the plan that has been 18 months in the making, acknowledging the fact that cycling has evolved beyond the childhood days of riding up and down the street while using curbs as makeshift ramps for jumps.
Recent commercial real estate transactions as reported by area brokerage firms.
Sue and Randy Anderson were stumped by what to do with their old sails. The Hazel Dell couple, members of the Vancouver Lake Sailing Club, didn’t want to put their unneeded sails in the landfill, but they didn’t really want them taking up space around the house, either.
Medicaid payments vexed equipment firm
A Portland-Vancouver-area company and the Washington state agency that oversees social services have largely resolved a dispute over a new computerized statewide billing and payment system for Medicaid. At issue was ProviderOne, the Washington Department of Social and Health Services’ $164 million computerized system for handling millions in payments for medical and nursing home care to thousands of health care providers, including doctors and pharmacies.
A list of daily death notices
Leftover turkey isn’t the only thing with shelf life as we emerge from the holiday weekend. It’s not too late to savor some notebook leftovers with a Thanksgiving flavor. These are notes that didn’t make it into The Columbian’s story about foreign-born nurses that ran on Saturday.
Personal portion of application can tell school why it should accept student
NEW YORK — With college application deadlines looming, the pressure is on for high school seniors to write the perfect essay. But what are schools really looking for? And what role should parents play when teens try to sum up their lives in a few hundred words?
A weekly list of business classes and events
Nov. 8-19 Building permits over $25,000 issued by Clark County’s Department of Community Development.
The following have applied to the Washington State Liquor Control Board:
SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service says a new storm blowing into Washington will bring heavy snow to the mountains and parts of Eastern Washington.
TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) -- About 75 workers safely escaped from a fire that burned through a building holding a call center in Tumwater.
NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Kraft Foods Inc. is starting an arbitration proceeding against Starbucks Corp.'s move to end its agreement with Kraft to distribute and promote its packaged coffee in stores.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- The shooting deaths of four Lakewood police officers a year ago has been devastating for the department. And, one of the hardest hit has been Sgt. Dave Crommes.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are paring early losses to end slightly lower on lingering fears that the European debt crisis will continue to spread.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says gunmen have kidnapped nine private security guards in Kabul province.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A U.S. official says six service members slain by an Afghan police officer were all Americans.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are headed to a higher open after holiday shoppers gave retailers a weekend of strong sales and Ireland agreed to a nearly $90 billion bailout package.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's interior minister says security forces have thwarted an attack on the French Embassy in Baghdad that was planned by the same group that carried out a horrific siege on a Christian church last month that killed 68.
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) -- A linguistics professor at the University of Central Arkansas is working to help save the endangered language of an American Indian tribe.
CASHMERE, Wash. (AP) -- A Canadian biotechnology company is seeking U.S. approval of a genetically modified apple that keeps its color when sliced or bitten into.