Stories for November 3, 2010
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen's lead over Republican John Koster has increased to 648 votes in the race for Washington state's 2nd Congressional District seat.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new government report criticizes attempts to reduce airport chaos in New York, saying scheduling rules continue to put too many planes in line when weather is the worst, disrupting air travel across the United States.
Damage minor at one of Vancouver’s historic downtown buildings
Firefighters Wednesday night doused a balcony fire before it progressed inside one of Vancouver’s historic buildings, the W. Foster Hidden house at 110 W. 13th St. Emergency dispatchers notified firefighters at 7:17 p.m. and first crews arrived five minutes later, said Capt. Chris Moen with the Vancouver Fire Department. Two tenants had been inside when they noticed flames, called 911 and used a dry-chemical fire extinguisher on them from the ground level, Moen said.
Latest results from Clark County Elections, Washington Secretary of State
The latest results from Clark County Elections, Washington Secretary of State as of 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Don't like Northwest weather? Like they say, just wait 20 minutes -- or in this case two days.
Newly elected to Congress, she’s familiar with D.C.
One day after winning the race for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, state Rep. Jaime Herrera was anticipating a weeklong getaway with her husband, making plans for a soon-to-follow trip to Washington, D.C., and celebrating her 32nd birthday. Herrera, a Republican, worked on Capitol Hill in 2006 and 2007 before returning home to Clark County to run for the Legislature and knows her way around the nation’s capital.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Richard Jefferson hit four fourth-quarter 3-pointers, including the go-ahead basket with 1:38 remaining, and the San Antonio Spurs edged the Phoenix Suns 112-110 Wednesday night.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ed Jovanovski had the first three-goal game of his 15-year career and the Phoenix Coyotes overcame some early defensive miscues to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Wednesday night.
Commissioner candidates separated by 4,481 votes
Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart widened his lead Wednesday over Republican challenger Alan Svehaug. Updated election results posted just before 5 p.m. showed Stuart ahead by 4,481 votes.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- No top-prize tickets were sold in Washington for Wednesday's $104 million Powerball drawing, the Washington State Lottery's $5.6 million Lotto jackpot or the $150,000 Hit 5 cashpot.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Bradley Mills scored his first NHL goal with 3:51 left in the third period to snap a tie, and the New Jersey Devils got past the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Wednesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Paul scored 25 points, Marco Belinelli added 18 and the New Orleans Hornets beat the winless Houston Rockets 107-99 on Wednesday night to remain unbeaten.
BOSTON (AP) -- Paul Pierce scored 12 of his 28 points in overtime to reach 20,000 points in his career, added a key steal with 27 seconds left, and helped the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-102 on Wednesday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Christian Standhardinger had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Nebraska to a 75-43 exhibition victory over Peru State on Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alexander Semin's seventh goal of the season tied the game with about 512 minutes left in regulation Wednesday night, and he also scored the final goal in the shootout to lift the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs say third baseman Aramis Ramirez has exercised his $14.6 million option and will return to the team next season.
SANDY, Ore. (AP) -- Clackamas County animal control officers are looking for the owner of an emu found running in traffic along an Oregon highway in the Sandy area, southeast of Portland.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The New Jersey Devils say goalie Martin Brodeur bruised his right elbow in the second period against the Chicago Blackhawks and isn't likely to return.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Warriors guard Stephen Curry missed his second straight game Wednesday against Memphis because of a sprained right ankle.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- DeQuan Jones and Rion Brown each scored 16 points and Miami easily beat Barry 102-33 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Baron Davis will miss his second straight game with a sore left knee.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Kemba Walker scored 25 points to lead four double-figure scorers as Connecticut rolled to a 96-58 exhibition victory over American International College on Wednesday night.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Junior guard Scotty Hopson scored 17 points to lead No. 23 Tennessee to a 91-42 exhibition victory over Brevard on Wednesday night.
Democratic Sen. Patty Murray expanded her small lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi on Wednesday as officials counted more ballots in Washington state’s slow-moving election system.
Todd, Anderson and Kick prevailing
Here are the Wednesday evening voter updates in three contested races in Skamania County — and proposals affecting emergency medical services and forming and funding a county central parks and recreation district. The winners hadn’t changed from counts made public Tuesday night. In the race for county auditor Tim Todd was leading with about 56.5 percent over Teri Wyckoff. Both favor the Republican Party.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Al Horford had six straight points in an 18-4 run to finish the game and the undefeated Atlanta Hawks beat the winless Detroit Pistons 94-85 on Wednesday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have reduced their major league roster by sending infielders Wes Hodges, Drew Sutton and outfielder Chad Huffman outright to Triple-A Columbus.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Christian Watford had 25 points and five rebounds to lead Indiana to an 89-37 exhibition victory over Franklin College on Wednesday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Kenny Boynton scored 22 points, Erving Walker added 11 and No. 9 Florida beat Georgetown College 88-62 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley had to have a second surgery on his injured knee last week because he developed an infection.
DENVER (AP) -- Nuggets center Nene missed the game Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks with a strained left groin.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Three close races in King and Snohomish counties will decide which party will control the state Senate next year.
SEATTLE (AP) -- New batches of mail-in ballots show Republicans are gaining seats in the Washington state House and Senate but it's not known yet which party will control the Legislature.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins was not on the bench for the second half of Wednesday night's game against Indiana because of symptoms related to vertigo. His return was questionable.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The agent for Brandon Webb says the former NL Cy Young Award winner loves Arizona and has not closed the door on the possibility of re-signing with the Diamondbacks.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks filled three open roster spots by signing wide receiver Ruvell Martin, defensive end Jay Richardson and center Chris White.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Jazz, already missing Mehmet Okur, will be without a second big man as Kyrylo Fesenko is out for their game against Toronto with a gastric ailment.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Both Justice Richard Sanders and his challenger, Charlie Wiggins, say they are encouraged by how they're doing in the close race for Sanders' Washington Supreme Court seat.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Justice Richard Sanders is maintaining a narrow lead in his bid for a fourth term.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider spent their first seven months in charge of the Seattle Seahawks shuffling around players, trying to find the right mix for their system.
DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) -- Police say a North Dakota man was surprised to find two people sitting in his hot tub when he went to check on a noise at 4 a.m.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A Medford man will spend 18 months in prison for accidentally killing a friend with a bow and arrow.
MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) -- Disaster officials say the death toll from Indonesia's most volatile volcano has climbed to 44.
BOSTON (AP) -- Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal will be sidelined for Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks with a bruised right knee.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have declined their $8.5 million option on right-hander Chris Young for next season.
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston coach Doc Rivers feels what is said on the court should be left on the court.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers plan to talk Thursday with manager Ron Washington about an expected new contract.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have placed left wing Guillaume Latendresse on the injured list because of a groin injury.
DETROIT, Ore. (AP) -- Detroit -- the one amid the conifers of Oregon and not to be confused with a certain Midwestern Motor City -- will remain Detroit.
HOUSTON (AP) -- The University of Houston says it hasn't been contacted by the Big East Conference as a potential addition to the football members in the league.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is off on her three-day trip to Germany.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A federal judge has barred an Eastern Washington fruit grower from retaliating against its employees or attempting to pay witnesses pending the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have declined a $4.25 million option on right-handed relief pitcher Dan Wheeler and a $2.2 million option on infielder Willy Aybar.
LAUREL, Md. (AP) -- Facing the prospect of operating indefinitely without slot machines, the Maryland Jockey Club intends to eliminate live racing at Laurel Park and run a 40-day spring meet at Pimilco wrapped around the Preakness.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have claimed Joe Mather off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Wil Ledezma has bypassed arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Aubrey Huff won a World Series with the San Francisco Giants and he wants to stay put right where he is.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have exercised their $11 million option on Jose Reyes' contract for the 2011 season.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Hawks guard Jamal Crawford has a turf toe injury and is sitting out against the Detroit Pistons.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have declined their $2 million option on second baseman Adam Kennedy, instead giving him a $250,000 buyout.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cubs say Ryne Sandberg will not return as manager of Triple-A Iowa next season.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The NCAA will announce Thursday whether Michigan will face additional penalties for five major rules violations related to exceeding practice and workout time.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Eagles linebacker Ernie Sims has been fined $50,000 for striking a defenseless receiver in the Eagles game with the Titans on Oct. 24.
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Four Pace University football players who were arrested in the chaotic aftermath of the fatal shooting of their teammate by police have pleaded not guilty.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peyton Manning has the bumps, bruises and numbers to prove he's played 13 seasons in the NFL.
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- A 25-year-old Kennewick woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a pregnant Pasco mom and cutting her baby out of her womb.
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- A Benton County Superior Court judge in Kennewick has sentenced a woman to life in prison for killing a pregnant woman and cutting the baby from her womb.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed reliever Brian Sweeney off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) -- Four La Grande High School students have been cited for trespassing and criminal mischief after vandals spray painted graffiti on the rival Baker High School building and part of its track.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Rusty Wallace has landed a new sponsor for Nationwide driver Brendan Gaughan for the final race of the season at Homestead.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- With veteran Donald Driver sidelined by a quadriceps injury, the Green Bay Packers figure to turn to James Jones to fill the void against the Dallas Cowboys.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Mark Sanchez was hard on himself after the New York Jets' loss to the Green Bay Packers, saying his poor play was a major reason they failed to score.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- As a young coach trying to make his way in the college ranks, Bobby Petrino paid close attention to then-Florida coach Steve Spurrier.
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have declined their $4.5 million option on Octavio Dotel, opting to give the right-handed reliever a $250,000 buyout.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have exercised their half of a $2 million mutual option for next season on outfielder Scott Podsednik.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has invited Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress to the White House to chart an agenda for the nation after midterm elections tilted power toward the Republican Party.
Portland closes three-game road trip with win
Wesley Matthews scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half to help the Portland Trail Blazers end their four-game road trip with a win.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Mariners have cut ties with left-handed pitcher Erik Bedard, designated hitter Russell Branyan and third baseman Jose Lopez, declining to exercise 2011 options on the three.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The next crime-fighting superhero might be a big tree.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- If the Chicago Bears were thinking about going after Randy Moss, they apparently didn't seek their quarterback's opinion.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Ryan Broyles took a glance at Oklahoma's record book before the season, checking out what some of the best receivers ever to play for the Sooners had been able to do.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Top running back Damien Berry will not play for Miami against Maryland on Saturday, the latest blow for a reeling team that's already bracing to be without quarterback Jacory Harris.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Bob Baffert wanted to keep Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky around until the end of the year to run in the Breeders' Cup Classic. It wasn't easy.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Democrat John Kitzhaber has claimed victory in the Oregon governor's race.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Central Florida says there has been no contact between the school and the Big East Conference regarding the league's desire to increase its football members.
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The federal attorney general's office says a 29-year-old fugitive has been extradited from Mexico to the United States to face charges of attempted murder in a 2006 stabbing.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Investigators have determined that a fire at a Lynnwood building housing a tobacco shop and restaurant was arson.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- One of the 33 rescued Chilean miners is going to run in Sunday's New York City marathon.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds have decided not to let right-hander Aaron Harang and shortstop Orlando Cabrera become free agents rather than exercise pricey contract options for next season.
A car ended up perched atop a roadside retaining wall this morning near the westbound lanes in the 3300 block of East Mill Plain Boulevard, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The number of drivers over age 65 in Oregon is increasing, along with the rest of the nation, and many of them will face some tough choices about whether to keep driving.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- With Republicans taking control of the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., said she will run once again for a leadership post in the GOP.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Greg Walden says making the House of Representatives a more open and transparent institution will be his focus in coming months.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The IOC has issued a warning to Pyeongchang over the South Korean city's conduct in the bidding for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Bulgarian man who used a name stolen from a dead Ohio boy to work as an Oregon Liquor Control Commission investigator has pleaded guilty to passport fraud and aggravated identity theft.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Atlanta's Dunta Robinson has returned to practice for first time since suffering a concussion and has been cleared to play this weekend.
BOSTON (AP) -- Adrian Beltre has declined a $10 million player option that would have kept him with the Boston Red Sox next year.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Extended injury absences for Serena and Venus Williams are giving everyone a chance to see what women's tennis eventually will look like without them.
New statewide numbers; Clark County to update count after 5 p.m.
The last information available from Clark County Elections and the Washington Secretary of State's Office.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Rutgers says defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down making a tackle against Army on Oct. 16, has been transferred to a New Jersey spinal cord rehabilitation center.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The NFL has fined Titans safety Donnie Nickey $2,500 for coming in contact with referee Bill Leavy during Tennessee's loss in San Diego.
LONDON (AP) -- London has withdrawn its bid to host the 2015 world athletics championships because of uncertainty over the future of the 2012 Olympics Stadium, leaving Beijing as the sole candidate.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A national organization that recruits recent college graduates for careers in teaching is hoping to place 50 of its new teachers in Seattle area schools.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Juan Monaco of Argentina ousted defending champion Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 Wednesday in the second round of the Valencia Open.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Republicans picked up seats in the Oregon House and Senate and were within striking distance of tying both chambers.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Pierce County sheriff's detectives have arrested a man suspected of using a dumbbell to kill a woman in Roy.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Voter turnout in the Tuesday general election was about 71 percent, nearly identical to the last midterm election in 2006.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England Revolution star Taylor Twellman says he's retiring because of the effects of a concussion.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice has been taken off the physically unable to perform list, allowing his return to practice.
NEW YORK (AP) -- After losing on the field for two straight seasons, the New York Mets will lose at the box office next year.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Brad Childress calls the acquisition of receiver Randy Moss "a poor decision."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The IndyCar Series stop in Edmonton, Alberta, is off the schedule after the city and event promoter were unable to agree on a location for the race.
LONDON (AP) -- The man who led South Africa's unsuccessful bid for the 2006 World Cup says he tried to get England to withdraw from the race by offering Nelson Mandela's support for 2010.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State trooper who was shot in February in Long Beach is apparently on his way to the Pacific County Sheriff's office.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams remains sidelined with a sprained left foot.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller won't play Wednesday against the Boston Bruins because of a lower-body injury.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Russell Investments has formally opened its new headquarters in downtown Seattle.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Athletics have exercised club options on second baseman Mark Ellis and outfielder Coco Crisp for next season, while declining an option on third baseman Eric Chavez.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he has spoken to the Republican leaders of the House and Senate and told them he looks forward to working together.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan cornerback J.T. Floyd is out for the season with an ankle injury.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Madison Square Garden will reopen Friday night for the New York Knicks' game against Washington following an asbestos scare that forced the postponement of a game Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson has passed post-concussion testing and could play for the Philadelphia Eagles against Indianapolis on Sunday.
PARIS (AP) -- Motor racing's international governing body has confirmed next year's Formula One calendar, with the new Indian Grand Prix set for October.
TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto FC has hired former Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann as an adviser.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The other Donovan for the Los Angeles Galaxy -- Donovan Ricketts -- has been selected Major League Soccer's top goalkeeper this season.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- The owner of Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis says it will cease all operations at the track.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A Washington state man and woman are facing charges after Oregon State Police found 40 pounds of marijuana in their car during a traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Medford.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Injured Browns quarterbacks Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace are not practicing, making it likely rookie quarterback Colt McCoy will start Sunday against New England.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found by police in a Tacoma apartment.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Police who were asked to conduct a welfare check at a Tacoma apartment found a body.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The King of Pop's death isn't stopping what's being billed as the Michael Jackson tour.
Two men were hospitalized early Wednesday morning after they exchanged gunfire at a home in the Fircrest neighborhood. A man who returned fire against an intruder was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a Vancouver Police Department news bulletin.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Pierce County sheriff's officer says a home invasion robbery near Puyallup ended with one masked intruder fatally shot.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A suspected robber was shot and killed in a home invasion near Puyallup.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A suspected robber has been shot and killed in a home invasion in the Midland area of Pierce County.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Cascades Locks man was convicted Tuesday in Portland for shooting at four fishermen in a boat he didn't want near his house on the Columbia River.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Lane county man who was linked to burglaries and robberies by cigarette butts left at the crime scenes was sentenced Tuesday in Eugene to 15 years in prison.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The city of Portland says the leaf removal service starting Wednesday will continue through mid-December, then residents will get the bill.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Marion County sheriff's deputies arrested a deer hunter in the shooting death of a man who was gathering plants for floral arrangements in the woods east of Silverton.
Strong wind gusts throughout Clark County today are expected to bring especially warm temperatures — that is, 62 degrees as of 5 a.m. this morning and near 70 degrees this afternoon.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Former defensive back Mack Lamb, the first Miami native to play for the Dolphins franchise, has died. He was 66.
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- The racing family has gathered to remember and celebrate former Darlington Raceway president and NASCAR executive Jim Hunter.
The Camas Papermakers did not want a repeat of the past two seasons. Well, actually, they did.
Penguins benefit from wealth of talent in the area
The game, they will tell you, is more demanding. The physical confrontations on the pitch, the intense three-hour practice sessions, managing time as a college student — all of those things challenge players who make the step from high school to college soccer.
RIDGEFIELD — The head of the Bonneville Power Administration will join all six elected Clark and Cowlitz county commissioners Thursday evening for a public meeting regarding the BPA’s proposed 500-kilovolt power line through Southwest Washington. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Clark County Events Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road.
What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:
High school results from Nov. 2
The Hockinson girls soccer team might be young, but the Hawks responded like veterans in their district semifinal match with Tumwater on Tuesday at District Stadium in Battle Ground. Kavita Battan scored in the opening seconds and again in the final few seconds to give Hockinson a 2-1 victory, sending the Hawks back to the Class 2A state playoffs.
Commissioners would rather see it prosecuted locally
Skamania County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to ask their newly elected prosecuting attorney to handle the case of former county auditor J. Michael Garvison and to ask the state attorney general’s office to dismiss a charge of official misconduct against Garvison for his unauthorized use of county funds. Garvison was scheduled to enter a plea in the case Friday in Skamania County District Court.
County, clerk could still be liable for $340,000 lost in the BOCC failure
Clark County has so far recovered about two thirds of a $976,700 court deposit lost when the Bank of Clark County failed almost two years ago. But taxpayers and Clark County Clerk Sherry Parker could ultimately be on the hook for the remainder, roughly $340,000, according to attorneys involved with the case. Parker, who handles all the court’s financial transactions, deposited the money at BOCC in 2008 on behalf of defendants in a decade-long lawsuit over soil contamination at the Battle Ground Shopping Center. Those defendants, Douglas Ray and Irwin Jessen, owners of the shopping center, lost the case and were required to put up the money to cover damages in case their appeal was denied.
Administrators, board place high priority on being open
“The door is open,” said Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioner Mark Lampton, describing the attitude of port officials as they prepare to celebrate the port’s 75th year in business Friday. It’s a short description, but it also accurately sums up the port’s efforts to adopt new plans for economic growth and to make sure the public has opportunities to be involved in the creation of those plans.
Canada’s federal government will announce today whether it will block BHP Billiton’s foreign takeover bid for Potash Corp.
Letters to the editor
East Vancouver, Cascade Park, Fisher’s Landing and Evergreen Evergreen: Evergreen High School teacher Patti McMaster and the We the People students volunteered at the Pearson Air Museum on Oct. 19. The group assisted with crowd control and parking when Vice President Joe Biden visited Vancouver to campaign for Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. They were then able to meet and shake hands with the vice president.
She makes friends, memories on East Coast
From meeting labor leader John L. Lewis to watching Hans Kindler conduct the National Symphony Orchestra, my 20 months living in the nation’s capital was an interesting and satisfying part of my life. After graduating from high school in the small town of South Bend, working one year for Ma Bell in Portland and attending Northwest Bible Institute in Seattle one year, I decided to move to Washington, D.C. Why? Well, I didn’t find a husband in Bible school as my Mom had hoped, Ma Bell was utterly boring and, since high school days, I had been in love with John L. Lewis.
These pets are among those available for adoption from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, 1100 N.E. 192nd Ave., Vancouver. Fees — which can include registered microchip, health exam, a spay or neuter certificate and vaccination — vary. Call 360-693-4746.
There are campaign signs cluttering the landscape everywhere. What are the laws about these signs? Isn’t there some requirement about how fast they have to be taken down? This year is the worst I’ve ever seen. — Steve Kennedy, West Hazel Dell
Neighborhood association events and meetings.
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's federal government has reaffirmed its backing for Munich's bid to stage the 2018 Winter Olympics and will provide financial support if the Bavarian capital lands the games.
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Clyde King, whose baseball career as a player, coach, manager and front-office man spanned six decades, has died in North Carolina. He was 86.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says the GOP takeover of the House brings "a new majority" to Congress with a mandate to listen to the people.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republican Leader John Boehner (BAY'-nur) is claiming a voter mandate to roll back the Obama administration's health care overhaul, calling it a "monstrosity."
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) -- A 60-year-old filbert orchard in the Puyallup Valley has been saved by a couple who decided to become farmers.
LONDON (AP) -- A senior Olympic official says organizers won't be "held to ransom" by unions during the 2012 London Games.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A new seawall along the downtown Seattle waterfront could include a couple of small beaches where people could dip their toes in Elliott Bay.
TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) -- It appears that Benton County's county seat will remain in Prosser.
MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) -- Voters in Mukilteo approved Tim Eyman's measure restricting red-light and speed zone cameras.
LONDON (AP) -- Wayne Rooney's reputation has already gone up in smoke, so it should be little surprise that one town will burn an effigy of the England striker as part of its annual bonfire celebrations this weekend.
DETROIT (AP) -- Former Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson has been placed in hospice care at his Thousands Oaks, Calif. home for complications resulting from dementia.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- Bellingham is one city where voters appeared willing to raise taxes.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Taylor Swift fans have spoken -- more than a million times.
OBERHAUSEN, Germany (AP) -- Paul the Octopus' successor has made his public debut -- but his keepers aren't yet promising deep soccer insight from the youngster.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a second U.S. drone strike in the country's northwest has killed four suspected militants.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike has hit a vehicle in the country's northwest, killing five suspected militants.
HAMAMATSU, Japan (AP) -- Olympic champion Brazil beat Italy 25-16, 25-19, 25-7 at the women's volleyball world championship on Wednesday to finish the first round undefeated.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Fire destroyed three units in an apartment building garage Tuesday night in Spokane and scorched the outside of the building.
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's top law enforcement official says that an al-Qaida operative was arrested in Britain earlier this year.
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Almost four months after they were promised $50,000 each as bonuses following the World Cup, some senior players on Ghana's national team have accused the Bank of Ghana of delaying the payments.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Before reliever Brian Wilson closed out the World Series with a perfect ninth inning in Game 5, Johnny Antonelli was the last Giants pitcher to know what it was like to win it all.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says lawmakers of both parties need to start working together now that Republicans have reduced the Democrats' dominance in the chamber.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are posting modest gains after the Federal Reserve announced details of its plan to stimulate the economy.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are slipping as investors grow more cautious heading into the Federal Reserve's expected announcement about how it plans to stimulate the economy.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are inching higher as investors turn their attention to the Federal Reserve's meeting after there were few surprises in the midterm elections.
PARIS (AP) -- The former coach of France's soccer team who was dismissed after the country's dismal showing at the World Cup is seeking $4.1 million in severance pay.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's acting speaker has called lawmakers to convene for parliament's second session since the March election.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Voters have rejected a Costco-backed measure that would have gotten Washington state out of the business of selling hard alcohol.