Stories for November 4, 2010
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Starlings that flew into equipment at a Pacific Power and Light substation caused an outage that affected about 19,500 Portland customers.
Oklahoma City’s Durant, Westbrook lead overtime win
Despite not leading for the entire second half, Oklahoma staged an overtime win, coming back to down Portland, 107-106.
The 35-year-old Argentine averaged 1.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and nine minutes in his five games with Portland.
Meeting on proposed power line draws crowd of 400
The head of the Bonneville Power Administration on Thursday caught an earful from Southwest Washington elected officials and residents, many of whom demanded the agency consider routing a proposed high-voltage transmission line through Oregon rather than Clark and Cowlitz counties. “You need to start again, from the beginning,” Hockinson-area resident Richard van Dijk said.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington is tightening its requirements for issuing driver's licenses in an effort to reduce the number of people who get them fraudulently.
One, shot in head, had no pulse or blood pressure
Vancouver police tonight are looking for two men after two people were shot, one critically and perhaps fatally. About 8:42 p.m. Thursday, officers were called to the Springfield Meadows apartments at 4317 N.E. 66th Ave., just north of state Highway 500 and west of Andresen Road. One shooting victim was found there, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Blue Chagall beat Averoo by 114 lengths Friday in the $59,150 Riot in Paris Stakes at Hollywood Park.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Word Association defeated Shesoprovocative by 334 lengths to win the $40,000 feature Thursday on opening night of the Autumn meet at Hollywood Park.
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- South Korea's Jiyai Shin shot a 7-under 65 to share the lead with Japan's Yukari Baba after the first round of the Mizuno Classic.
Votes for Mickey Mouse, Donald Trump fail to amuse election officials.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A fast-moving fire at a Columbia River marina in Portland has burned five boats and displaced two families who live aboard boats.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- A person with knowledge of Jacory Harris' recovery from a concussion tells The Associated Press that the Miami quarterback will likely need at least two weeks before returning to play.
Ahead 4,400 votes, commissioner keeps Brokaw in mind
Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart’s lead over challenger Alan Svehaug slipped ever-so-slightly Thursday, from 4,481 votes to 4,458. Updated election results were released shortly before 5 p.m. and reflected an additional 17,481 votes counted in the race.
CAMBRIDGE, New Zealand (AP) -- British Olympic champions Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter won the lightweight doubles sculls Friday in the world rowing championships.
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) -- Costco Wholesale Corp. and federal health officials are warning consumers that a cheese sold recently at Costco stores in five states has been preliminarily linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 25 people.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Juan Pattillo scored 31 points on 13-of-18 shooting and Western Kentucky beat Xavier, La. 84-69 in an exhibition game Thursday night.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Freshman Doug McDermott was 6 for 9 from the field and had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead Creighton to a 79-67 exhibition victory over Northern State on Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) -- Backup Cory Schneider stopped 33 shots, Ryan Kesler scored the first of three power-play goals and the Vancouver Canucks won their fifth straight, beating Colorado 3-1 Thursday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego Chargers players have voted to give the NFL Players Association the option of decertifying in the event of a lockout next year.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Boo Jackson threw two touchdown passes, caught a scoring pass and also ran for a touchdown in Ohio's 34-17 victory over Buffalo on Thursday night.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Rollie Massimino still has a knack for the upset.
INVERCARGILL, New Zealand (AP) -- Disgraced cyclist Floyd finished eighth Friday in the seventh stage of the Tour of Southland to remain fourth overall with two stages remaining.
WACO, Texas (AP) -- J'mison Morgan had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and teamed with Quincy Acy and Fred Ellis on several key plays down the stretch as No. 16 Baylor rallied to beat Midwestern State 68-59 on Thursday night in its exhibition opener.
WINLOCK, Wash. (AP) -- A Lewis County sheriff's spokesman says a dispute between Winlock-area trailer park neighbors ended with a 66-year-old woman fatally shot.
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Qantas chief Alan Joyce says the midair blowout on one of its A380 superjumbo jetliners was most likely caused by a material failure or faulty design in one of the plane's Rolls-Royce engines.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers paid tribute Thursday night to Maurice Lucas, remembered as much for the warrior he was off the court as he was on it.
Preview of Mountain View vs. Timberline football playoff game
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have traded catcher Miguel Olivo to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named.
NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Skeletal remains found in sand dunes near Horsfall Beach on the Oregon coast have been identified as those of a 63-year-old North Bend man missing for two years.
Latest results showed him trailing Patty Murray with 48.72% of the vote
Dino Rossi concedes the race. Latest returns showed him trailing with 48.72% of the vote to Patty Murray's 51.28%.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Tiffany Hayes scored 25 points and Maya Moore had 24 as No. 1 UConn defeated Franklin Pierce 112-41 in its first exhibition game Thursday night at Gampel Pavilion.
Rossi concedes defeat in 6 p.m. phone call
SEATTLE — Sen. Patty Murray of Washington has been re-elected to a fourth term, riding a wave of strong Democratic support in King County to defeat Republican challenger Dino Rossi.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets general manager Sandy Alderson began interviewing candidates for the team's managerial opening, meeting with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss.
CARY, N.C. (AP) -- Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says he's "highly disappointed" that Florida State didn't bring several starters to the league's women's soccer tournament in an apparent attempt to rest them for the upcoming NCAA tournament.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The first test of whether an evenly divided Oregon House of Representatives can get anything done is already under way.
Next Clark County update expected Friday
The next Clark County update is expected Friday afternoon.
Preview of Skyview vs. Todd Beamer football playoff game
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The PGA Tour's season-opening tournament at Kapalua has a new sponsor and a new name.
Preview of La Center vs. Hoquiam football playoff game
Northwest Pipe Co. on Thursday issued restated financial statements going back to 2007, and for the first time released some more recent results.For the first half of this year, the company reported a loss of $341,000, down from a $128,000 profit for the same period in 2009. For all of 2009, Northwest Pipe reported a loss of $7.3 million, compared to a profit of $31.3 million in 2008.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Shelvin Mack scored 13 points and Matt Howard had 12 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night to lead No. 17 Butler to an 80-41 exhibition victory over Hanover.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Singler scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 1 Duke beat Cal Poly Pomona 81-60 on Thursday night in an exhibition matchup of reigning national champions from different divisions.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland Trail Blazers center Fabricio Oberto has abruptly retired because of a previously diagnosed cardiac condition that caused heart palpitations.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The agent for Adrian Gonzalez says it's "pretty much a fait accompli" that the Padres slugger will test the free-agent market after the 2011 season.
Preview of Stevenson vs. Rainier football playoff game
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England Revolution defender Darrius Barnes has had surgery to repair a sports hernia on his right side.
Clark County results are expected to be released about 5 p.m.
Democratic Sen. Patty Murray pulled farther ahead of Republican challenger Dino Rossi in the latest ballot totals released by the Washington Secretary of State.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Bainbridge Island attorney Charlie Wiggins is cutting into the slim lead held by Justice Richard Sanders as Sanders tries to retain his seat on the Washington state Supreme Court.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Olympic relay medalist and 400-meter world champion Jearl Miles Clark heads the 2010 class for the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The champion San Francisco Giants have declined to exercise their $9.5 million option on World Series MVP Edgar Renteria, instead paying him a $500,000 buyout.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox kept designated hitter David Ortiz by exercising a $12.5 million club option Thursday, and the San Francisco Giants declined a $9.5 million option on World Series MVP Edgar Renteria.
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have declined their $7 million option on left-hander Jeff Francis, one of the top pitchers in franchise history.
Preview of Rainier Beach vs. Camas football playoff game
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has defeated Republican challenger Dino Rossi after a third day of vote tallying in Washington state.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is again expanding her lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi as a third day of vote tallies are posted in Washington state.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- An allergic reaction to a medication injected into his knee has limited Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells in practice this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kyle Martino's new show on Fox Soccer Channel has been given the boot after less than three months.
SEATTLE (AP) -- New Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge has filled out his coaching staff by hiring former Yankees hitting coach Chris Chambliss and longtime Giants infielder Robby Thompson.
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Housing sales in Washington are still lackluster and agents say the market probably won't drastically improve soon.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Texas Rangers hitting coach Clint Hurdle has interviewed for the Pittsburgh Pirates' manager's job.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Tim Purpura, Minor League Baseball's chief operating officer, is being honored with the Arizona Fall League's 2010 Roland Hemond Award.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to start and return punts when the Philadelphia Eagles (4-3) host the Indianapolis Colts (5-2) on Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is wearing a new helmet, made by Schutt, that is designed to prevent concussions.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Coach Tom Cable says Jason Campbell will make his fourth straight start at quarterback this week for the Oakland Raiders.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington's Transportation Department says city and county projects across the state will get a total of nearly $81 million from the federal government to fix or replace bridges.
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Jack Campbell to a three-year entry-level contract.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets sputtered on offense in their last game, stunningly putting up no points despite having so many playmakers.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington's Board of Pharmacy has voted to go ahead with changing a rule that prohibits pharmacies from refusing to dispense all legal drugs, including the morning-after contraceptive "Plan B."
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- No. 15 Iowa finds itself in the perfect spot this weekend.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly reiterated Thursday what he said after the Irish's loss to Tulsa on Saturday: The school has no plans to use scissor lifts to film practice until the investigation into the death of a student videographer is complete.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- A 16-year-old Roseburg boy will be tried as an adult on aggravated murder and rape charges in the death last summer of a 5-year-old girl.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The NFL has fined Jacksonville Jaguars safety Don Carey $12,500 for an illegal hit on Dallas tight end Jason Witten in last Sunday's game.
NEW YORK (AP) -- People who watched ESPN's 3-D telecasts of the World Cup initially complained of headaches and eyestrain, but both decreased over time.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Xavier has suffered another major setback, losing senior forward Jamel McLean to a broken bone around the eye socket.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The FBI says a male passenger on a flight from Oregon to Texas that was diverted to Salt Lake City was questioned and released without being charged.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An airport official says an aircraft bound from Oregon to Texas was diverted to Salt Lake City after a report that a passenger became unruly.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League are heading to Tucson, Ariz.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff says punter Steve Weatherford made "an aggressive error" when he ran a failed fake against Green Bay without getting it approved.
Two men who reportedly exchanged gunfire early Wednesday have been identified by the Vancouver Police Department as Rickie Landacre, 58, and Chuck Slanacker, 30.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency is challenging countries to model their anti-drug efforts after the United States, where sports leaders and law enforcement work together to catch cheaters.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Michael McDowell has been docked 50 points and the crew chief for the No. 46 Chevrolet was suspended indefinitely after weight pellets were found in the car's frame at Talladega.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have been granted a 24-hour extension to sell out this weekend's game against Kansas City and avoid a local TV blackout.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has received a $4.7 million grant for cancer prevention programs aimed at the Hispanic population in central Washington's agricultural Yakima Valley.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve is preparing to let healthy banks boost dividends paid to investors.
MILAN (AP) -- Italian skier Denise Karbon will be out about a month with a right knee injury that will require surgery, the latest in a series of operations that have slowed her career.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Nelson of Dawson, Minn., has won the NFL-Tillman Military Scholar award.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Top jockey Garrett Gomez has been released from the hospital following a spill at Churchill Downs.
EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) -- A Grant County women accused of sexually abusing her children and broadcasting it on the Internet has pleaded guilty.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Jon Kitna picked up right where Tony Romo left off.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Army Secretary John McHugh has told more than 1,000 people who gathered to mark the first anniversary of the mass shooting at Fort Hood that the tragedy will be "part of our history forever."
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are moving sideways in midday trading even though employers got back to hiring in a big way last month.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are edging lower a day after the market hit another high for the year.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Manager Ron Washington has agreed to a new two-year contract with the AL champion Texas Rangers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- One month after returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger is an average quarterback.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Albert Pujols hopes to negotiate a contract extension for beyond 2011 with the St. Louis Cardinals.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks will play the New York Giants on Sunday without quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who is sidelined with a concussion.
SHELTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Mason County sheriff's office says a missing 17-year-old Shelton girl has been found.
SHELTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Mason County sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing 17-year-old Shelton girl.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that Clatsop County should never have approved construction of the Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas project on the Columbia River.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland flooring contractor has been fined $10,800 for removing asbestos tiles without a license.
SEATTLE (AP) -- First baseman Casey Kotchman has refused an outright assignment to the minor leagues from the Seattle Mariners and has become a free agent.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) -- University of South Dakota officials say the school will join the Missouri Valley Football Conference starting in 2012. The move reinstates a football rivalry with South Dakota State.
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States will never forget the terror attacks that ravaged Mumbai in 2008 -- and stands united with India for future security.
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- President Barack Obama has arrived in Mumbai, India, to begin a 10-day trip that will also take him to Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.
LONDON (AP) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson helped break ground on spiral tower to be built next to the 2012 Olympic Stadium.
Preview of Union vs. Bothell football playoff game
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Osi Umenyiora's bounce-back season has taken another step in the right direction.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- When Darren McFadden burst through a hole in the Denver defense two weeks ago and outraced the Broncos for a 59-yard touchdown, there was a huge sense of relief.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The NCAA has added a third year of probation to Michigan's football program for rules violations related to practice and training time.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Supreme Court has blocked the attorney general's office from releasing certain financial information related to an investigation into the lending practices of Ameriquest Mortgage Co.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Newberry Volcano south of Bend last erupted 1,300 years ago, but the U.S. Geological Survey still considers it a "very high threat."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Breeders' Cup kicks off Friday with six races, including the Ladies' Classic in which a group of talented fillies and mares will try to step out of unbeaten Zenyatta's considerable shadow.
Preview of Kentwood vs. Heritage 4A playoff football game
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) -- Four farmworkers are suing an eastern Washington apple orchard for allegedly exposing them to a pesticide while thinning trees.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Marcel Granollers rallied to beat Juan Monaco 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Friday and reach the semifinals of the Valencia Open.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Robin Soderling claimed his 50th win of the year in beating Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 6-2, 6-3 Thursday in the second round of the Valencia Open.
Evergreen grad Greg Peach didn't get a shot at the NFL, but he's playing pro football.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Ernie Sims on Thursday called his $50,000 fine by the NFL "outrageous," and said he planned to appeal.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Even in training, Lindsey Vonn performs at a world-class level.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Higher taxes on candy, gum, bottled water and pop will soon be gone.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the investigation says the Mets suspended longtime clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels because he's involved in an investigation into illegal gambling by the Queens District Attorney and the New York Police Department.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Mets have suspended longtime clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scott Podsednik has declined his option to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers next season.
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Wild-card Kimiko Date Krumm edged top-seeded Li Na 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 at the Tournament of Champions on Thursday.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A Vancouver teen has pleaded not guilty in a shooting that paralyzed a man from the neck down.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle's Museum of Flight has named the head of the St. Louis Science Center as its new president and CEO.
DETROIT (AP) -- Aretha Franklin is canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage is expected to plead guilty to charges that he tried to collect money from old contacts in Russia while in prison.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson has died. He was 76.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- The son of a woman missing since Oct. 2 on Sauk Mountain in the North Cascades is continuing the search.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Residents along U.S. 12 are asking the Idaho Transportation Department to conduct formal hearings before issuing any special permits allowing oil companies to transport huge loads of refinery equipment over the roadway.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington's Supreme Court says the operator of Seattle's monorail can pursue legal action against an engineering firm that worked on the system before a May 2004 fire that heavily damaged one of the monorail's two trains.
Victim, 19, paralyzed after alleged drug deal gone bad
A Vancouver teenager pleaded not guilty Thursday to shooting an acquaintance — paralyzing him from the neck down — during an alleged drug deal.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Egypt's powerful intelligence chief says his government is seeking a breakthrough in stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
DENVER (AP) -- The inaugural Quiznos Pro Challenge international bicycle race will feature a resort route with 120 cyclists traversing 600 miles through 11 Colorado cities next summer.
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James was held of Miami's practice on Thursday with a deep bruise on his right shin, which has bothering him for about a week.
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox are exercising their $12.5 million option on designated hitter David Ortiz.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays say senior baseball adviser Don Zimmer will return in 2011 for an eighth season with the AL East champions and his 63rd year in professional baseball overall.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The wife and mother of a pair of accused Oregon bank bombers must testify in their aggravated murder trial.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane police say shots have been fired during a standoff at a home in the northwest part of the city.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities in New York have arrested a prominent basketball coach accused of sexually assaulting a player in Massachusetts three decades ago.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- Officials in Wyoming want people to be on the lookout for a black box with white lettering that says "METH," after a deputy lost a stash used to train police dogs.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chilean miner Edison Pena has arrived in the United States to try to run the New York City Marathon, greeted at the airport by world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has denied a petition by several environmental groups to ban lead in fishing tackle. The decision comes two months after rejecting the groups' attempt to ban lead in hunting ammunition.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A major international regatta is coming to San Diego for the first time since the 1995 America's Cup.
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Four Pace University football players who were arrested in the chaotic aftermath of the fatal shooting of their teammate by New York police have pleaded not guilty.
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) -- The city of Cannon Beach plans to add about 60 downtown parking spaces to help with overflow parking during peak tourist season on the Oregon coast.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A Kettle Falls man has been sentenced for stealing Indian artifacts from the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Utah's attorney general met with Justice Department officials this week to discuss a possible federal investigation into college football's Bowl Championship Series.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Contractors for Teck Metals Ltd. have finished removing mining waste known as black slag from a beach along the Columbia River near Northport.
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- David Nalbandian has upset sixth-seeded Marin Cilic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors.
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- The Longview squirrel bridge known as Nutty Narrows has offered the critters safe passage over busy streets in the southwest Washington city for decades.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Cleveland rookie quarterback Colt McCoy will likely make his third consecutive start on Sunday against New England.
MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid midfielder Ruben de la Red will retire after doctors advised him to quit because of a heart problem.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Defender Clarence Goodson, a member of the U.S. World Cup team, has signed a three-year contract with the Danish club Brondby.
LONDON (AP) -- An American billionaire is trying to bring the good times back to an English town devastated by the collapse of the coal industry by investing part of his fortune in an amateur soccer club.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Brewers officially hired Ron Roenicke as manager Thursday, giving the 54-year-old longtime Angels coach a two-year contract with a club option for 2013.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Three California condors hatched and raised at the Oregon Zoo have been released to the wild in Arizona and California, with two more to follow.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Defending Formula One champion Jenson Button has a different feeling going into the Brazilian Grand Prix this year.
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a shooting at a Wilsonville apartment was accidental.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The family of a man shot by Portland police has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland police say a man found face down in Johnson Creek Wednesday night was revived by emergency crews and taken to a hospital in critical condition.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Anyone for Go Fish? From gin rummy to solitaire to Texas Hold 'em, card-playing has been universally enjoyed across centuries by people of all cultures, skills and ages.
LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) -- Union County and Horizon Wind Energy say they have reached a tentative agreement on a $40 million strategic investment program for the proposed Antelope Ridge Wind Farm.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- A Hillsboro woman says a man broke through her back door with a hammer and stole the keys to her van before fleeing.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate's Republican leader has a simple postelection message for President Barack Obama: Move toward the GOP or get no help from its lawmakers.
Wildlife agency faces more reductions without additional money
Regulations change for Washougal, Wind River, West Klickitat game units
Following a successful road trip, Portland faces Oklahoma City tonight
In football, they have three-and-out. The Blazers? They had one and out — a single home game followed by a four-game road trip that included two back-to-backs.
Prairie High grad is runner of the week
Lewis-Clark State College junior Kelsey Klettke was named NAIA National Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for Oct. 17-23, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced. The Prairie High School graduate continues to make history this season, becoming the first LCSC cross country runner to bring home national runner of the week honors.
Big bulls can be found in game units other than Toutle and Margaret
Spudders win twice, reach district finals
The Ridgefield volleyball team made quick work of two opponents on Wednesday to lock up a spot in the Class 1A state tournament. The Spudders beat Hoquiam and tournament host Montesano, both in three sets, to advance to the Class 1A District 4 championship match. Castle Rock will host Ridgefield for the district championship match at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
I mentioned awhile back that this fall and winter could be a continuation of our roller coaster summer that we endured. Yep, I think so. From heavy rains and stormy conditions to afternoon highs above 70 degrees, and this is November? Thanks to the downslope easterly winds that compress and “heat up” as they track over the county. And they began to blow late Tuesday night, keeping overnight lows in Vancouver in the 60s. In wind-sheltered locations like mine in Salmon Creek, I was in the lower 40s early Wednesday morning.
Angling opportunities waning quickly in Southwest Washington
Items about the weekend razor clam dig, a vintage tackle show, a Portland ski swap, and the local Coastal Conservation Association meeting
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The glow of a porch light does more than light up the night, providing safety and security. It’s a decorative element that adds to your home’s total look, and porch lights are evolving to reflect energy efficiency and light pollution concerns.
A single, straighter span upstream ‘is intriguing’
Despite years of planning and more than $108 million in costs, no one is especially thrilled with the design of the proposed Columbia River Crossing. At the same time, a recent independent review of the project openly questioned whether the open-web stacked design currently being contemplated is even possible. The twin spans of the new Interstate 5 bridge would bend in an arc downstream of the existing twin three-lane drawbridges.
Telemark will move to B.G.; Camas still in running for Fisher HQ
Camas is still in the running as a potential headquarters for Fisher Investments, and Hayward, Calif.-based Telemark will follow through on plans to move its headquarters to Battle Ground, following the defeat Tuesday of Washington’s ballot Initiative 1098. The measure, which would have introduced a state income tax on those making more than $200,000 per year to pay for education and health care programs, failed with about 65 percent of voters opposed and 35 percent in favor. But while Clark County businesses are celebrating the election results, educators are concerned that voters’ recent assault on new taxes means the state won’t be able to fulfill its constitutional obligations.
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Audio play-by-play webcasts of Greater St. Helens League footall playoff games will be available this weekend at www.carlclick.com for fans who will be unable to venture north.
Over time, every garden develops its own character and its own unique way of welcoming each new season. If every gardener on the block planted the exact same daffodil, that plant would signal the arrival of spring to all of our gardens. It is much more likely that every neighbor will plant a different palette of spring bulbs, summer perennials and fall foliage plants. This allows us all to have an individual display of seasonal highlights. In my garden, the sugar maple (Acer saccharum) is always the first deciduous tree to change into fall colors. By mid-October, the show is astounding, each leaf vibrant with highlights of orange, red and yellow-green. Before the month ends, every leaf has fallen and the tree is bare. Most of the other trees and shrubs in the garden wait until late October or the first part of November to come into color. I was touched by the bit of magic put on by my sugar maple, as if this singular show happened just for me.
Tuesday’s statewide initiatives drew strong responses from the electorate
Voters statewide could not have made their point more clearly: Stop looking for ways to increase revenue (almost always by increasing taxes), and find creative ways to solve the state’s massive deficit problems. That message came through loud and clear on votes in three initiatives on Tuesday’s ballot: A proposed state income tax on high-income earners was overwhelmingly rejected, and dawn had not broken on Wednesday before Camas had become an epicenter for the celebration. The modernistic community in the southeast corner of Clark County has been recruiting Californian Ken Fisher, hoping he will move his investment corporate headquarters to Camas.
As the dust — and cow dung — settles on this latest election, here are a few opining observations:
Traffic would keep flowing, but work would take longer
Transportation officials on Wednesday unveiled a different way to bring St. Johns Boulevard over state Highway 500 in an effort to appease merchants worried about a planned closure. Business owners at the public meeting praised the new plan, which would keep traffic flowing on St. Johns during overpass construction instead of closing the major north-south route for one year as originally planned. The alternative also would not cost more money, staying within the state’s $57.6 million budget, said Bart Gernhart, acting regional administrator for the Washington Department of Transportation.
Camas High School Principal Steve Marshall was recently named High School Principal of the Year by the Washington Library Media Association.
The regional bowling tournament of the Special Olympics Washington is coming to Hazel Dell on Saturday morning.
Admission fees will be waived on Nov. 11 at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in honor of Veterans Day.
Veterans will be honored today at the Clark County Historical Museum’s final First Thursday event of 2010.
Vancouver-based Mogomoto Prototype LLC has launched a new product for the photography market. It’s a protective lens case, dubbed the BETA Shell SLR, designed to prevent camera optics from being damaged by water, extreme temperatures and dirt, and from being dropped or jostled.
The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council is looking for early-stage startup companies in Clark and Cowlitz counties to pitch their business plans at every-other-month PubTalk networking events in 2011.
Vancouver Nautilus Inc. on Wednesday reported a decreasing third-quarter loss. The Vancouver-based maker of exercise equipment reported a net loss of $4.3 million, or 14 cents per share, for the period ended Sept. 30, down 82 percent from the same period in 2009. The company had net sales of $38.5 million, down 7 percent from a year ago.
A list of daily death notices
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church: The Night of Song and Praise at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8701 N.E. 119th St., Vancouver, will be Friday. People wanting more information can call 360-699-1234. An incorrect address and incorrect contact information was printed on Page F14 of Friday’s Weekend and Beyond section.
When La Center Mayor Jim Irish visited his doctor to determine the root of pain in his abdomen, he never expected the news that would follow. The 62-year-old was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
Victor cites experience, bipartisan support of many in crime-fighting arena
In the courtroom, Tony Golik has been on the frontline for years. Most recently, he negotiated a plea deal last year that sent a registered sex offender who killed a 13-year-old girl to prison for life.
Letters to the editor
DUBLIN (AP) -- Britain's defense ministry says two lawmakers from Northern Ireland have been barred from visiting troops in Afghanistan until they can find flak jackets big enough to fit their bellies.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A national call center plans to hire more than 1,200 workers over the next several weeks for jobs in Lacey and Federal Way.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A 71-foot Indian story pole that stood on the state Capitol campus in Olympia since the 1930s was taken down Wednesday.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- One of Spokane's largest tow companies has had its license revoked for the way it hauled away dozens of cars during last June's Hoopfest.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The initial testing of noise control panels installed on the Interstate 5 Ship Canal Bridge in Seattle shows they are not reducing traffic sounds as much as expected.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Michael Schumacher is upbeat about his chances in the final two races of the Formula One season, hoping a strong finish will help momentum into next year.
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- Trial has been set for Jan. 24 for former Prosser Mayor Linda Lusk who is accused of sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy.
HAVERTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Philadelphia-area man didn't let an ambulance ride stop him from casting his vote.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has called for city and King County police and prosecutors to join him in a review of marijuana enforcement policies.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut says a bag of uncounted photocopied ballots has been found, further throwing into question the outcome of the race.
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -- It's now legal to own chickens in Bremerton.
MIAMI (AP) -- Tomas has reached hurricane strength in the Caribbean as it heads toward earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities in Atlanta say charges against rapper Gucci Mane after he resisted arrest during a traffic stop have been dropped for now.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are rising sharply a day after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion plan to stimulate the economy.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Switzerland's supreme court has upheld Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde's doping bans for using the blood-boosting hormone EPO.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are rising sharply the day after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion plan to stimulate the economy.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are rising sharply the day after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion plan to stimulate the economy.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The head of South Korea's bid committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics has pledged to respect the IOC's rules after being warned following a conflict-of-interest investigation into sponsorship contracts tied to Pyeongchang.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The head of South Korea's bid committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics has pledged to respect the IOC's rules after being warned following a conflict-of-interest investigation into sponsorship contracts tied to Pyeongchang.
Hillsboro woman used knife to defend herself and kids, police say
A 24-year-old man with ties to Clark County was captured in Oregon Wednesday night after he allegedly broke into a woman’s home south of Hillsboro -- prompting her to confront him with a knife to defend herself and two small children. The man then allegedly stole her minivan, led sheriff’s deputies and state troopers police on a car chase and fought with arresting officers with a box cutter knife in his hand. Two sheriff’s deputies suffered minor injuries in the fight but no one was cut, police said.