Stories for November 5, 2010
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- South Korea's Jiyai Shin shot a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead over American Stacy Lewis after the second round of the Mizuno Classic on Saturday.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- It's that time of year, when the weather turns crisp, the holidays approach and an Oregon Christmas tree farmer's thoughts turn to -- deer?
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- The city of Coos Bay, Ore., has learned that hackers accessed the City Hall phone system and racked up more than 26 hours of phone calls to an overseas location last month.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- The body of a Pakistani politician stabbed to death in London has been flown home for burial in the country's largest city.
Sherry Parker loses to Scott Weber in county clerk race
Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart declared victory Friday in his bid for a second full four-year term. Updated election results released shortly after 2 p.m. showed Stuart ahead of Republican challenger Alan Svehaug by 3,608 votes.
DENVER (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 30 points and reserve Al Harrington added 18 to lead the Denver Nuggets past the Los Angeles Clippers 111-104 on Friday night.
Battle Ground school officials hope it takes less than that long to rid themselves of dilapidated, asbestos-tainted buildings.
CAMBRIDGE, New Zealand (AP) -- Ondrej Seynek of the Czech Republic beat the reigning world and Olympic champions to win the single sculls Saturday in the world rowing championships on Lake Karapiro.
INVERCARGILL, New Zealand (AP) -- Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis finished fourth overall in the Tour of Southland, ending the nine-stage race more than 3 minutes behind winner Hayden Roulston of New Zealand.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski plans to begin a three-day trip to the South Asian country of Bangladesh this weekend.
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- A 33-year-old mother has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for giving marijuana to her 10-year-old son.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jay Couisnard had 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals to lead Missouri-Kansas City to an 84-42 victory over Ottawa in its exhibition opener Friday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 52-year-old bank robber has been sentenced to 17 years for a series of holdups in the Portland-Vancouver area that a federal judge called "extremely traumatic."
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A 57-year-old Lynnwood, Wash., man has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in his 88-year-old father's death last December.
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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- Ryan Radcliff threw his second touchdown pass of the night in the fourth quarter to give Central Michigan a 26-22 comeback win over Western Michigan on Friday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings say forward Antoine Wright was arrested Thursday night for driving under the influence.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toney Douglas had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Raymond Felton added 13 points and 10 assists, and the New York Knicks spoiled Gilbert Arenas' return to NBA action with a 112-91 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Benoit Pouliot scored twice, and Jeff Halpern had a goal and two assists in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-2 victory over the slumping Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA freshman center Joshua Smith has a sprained right thumb and is day to day after getting hurt in the Bruins' first exhibition game.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- A lawsuit by Kansas State seeking to invalidate a buyout agreement with former football coach Ron Prince will go to trial.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Former Lions receiver John Greene has died in suburban Detroit following a brief illness. He was 90.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington's Supreme Court race remains too close to call after four days of ballot-counting.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The Atlantic Coast Conference suspended Florida State women's soccer coach Mark Krikorian for one game and fined the school $25,000 for not bringing several starters to the league tournament.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Cleveland, it turns out, has some very specific ideas about what LeBron James should do.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala left Friday night's game against Cleveland with a right Achilles' tendon strain and will not return.
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal has missed his third straight game because of a bruised right knee.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen's lead over Republican John Koster continues to increase in the race for Washington state's 2nd Congressional District seat.
About 1,750 ballots remained to be processed in Clark County
The next county update is set for Monday afternoon. As of Friday, 1,750 ballots remained to be processed in Clark County, and about 600,000 statewide.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Montreal center Tomas Plekanec missed the Canadiens' game against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night because of flulike symptoms.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have sold out Sunday's AFC West showdown against Kansas City to avoid a 12th straight local blackout.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- Lil Wayne has checked in with the officials in Yuma County, Ariz., to begin a three-year stint of unsupervised probation for a drug conviction.
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) -- The LPGA Tour's Northwest Arkansas Championship will return next season.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Mets have been forced to release reliever Hisanori Takahashi after the sides failed to agree to a new contract.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Shared Account survived a photo finish to win the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf at the Breeders' Cup.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Rangers scoring leader Ryan Callahan is sitting out against the New Jersey Devils because of injuries sustained against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells told reporters on Friday that he will play Sunday against the Vikings in Minnesota.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regulators have shut down four banks, bringing the total of 2010 failures to 143. That tops the 140 shuttered last year and is the most in a year since the savings-and-loan crisis two decades ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regulators have shut down three banks, bringing the total of 2010 failures to 142. That tops the 140 shuttered last year and is the most in a year since the savings-and-loan crisis two decades ago.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but is expected to make a full recovery following surgery scheduled later this month.
Washington and Oregon officials will meet Monday to determine when retention ends
HONOLULU (AP) -- A memorial service for late surfing champion Andy Irons is scheduled for Sunday on his home island of Kauai.
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor point guard Kelli Griffin has quit the second-ranked Lady Bears one week before their season opener.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Awesome Feather outlasted R Heat Lightning in a two-horse race to the finish line in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies at the Breeders' Cup.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Cavaliers forward Antawn Jamison sat out Friday's game against Philadelphia with a sore left knee.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Stan Van Gundy believes what is said on the court should stay on the court.
A relatively unknown manufacturing engineer technician held on to his slight lead against incumbent Sherry Parker in the Clark County clerk race, according to today's latest election results.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- The lawyer who Deschutes County voters elected as their new district attorney says the longtime prosecutor he is replacing is making the transition difficult.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dennis Erickson and Monte Kiffin are both spending the back sides of their coaching careers trying to get headstrong teenagers to understand the same concepts they taught to millionaire professionals for many years.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Star sailor Russell Coutts is returning to San Diego with his own regatta 15 years after he took the America's Cup away from the United States.
A Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter was placed on paid administrative leave early last month following unspecified accusations that may include a violation of district policies, according to a news bulletin. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the allegations at the request of the fire district, spokeswoman Dawn Johnson wrote in a press release.
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A Peruvian judge has ordered that convicted rebel collaborator Lori Berenson be released from prison.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Elliott Sadler has won his first Sprint Cup pole in more than four years with a dominating run in Texas.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Dubai Majesty has won the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint at the Breeders' Cup.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Teenager CoCo Vandeweghe makes her Fed Cup debut in her hometown against French Open champion Francesca Schiavone when the underdog United States faces defending champion Italy in the final beginning Saturday.
Preview of Ridgefield vs. Onalaska football playoff game
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners have hired San Diego bench coach Ted Simmons as a senior adviser to general manager Jack Zduriencik.
Reduced natural gas use over the summer caused a loss of $7.4 million, or 28 cents per share, for NW Natural Gas Co. in the quarter ending Sept. 30, the company reported Friday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Long shot More Than Real has won the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf, giving celebrity chef and owner Bobby Flay his first Breeders' Cup victory.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A defense lawyer says former Missouri running back Derrick Washington may ask to be tried elsewhere on charges of sexual assault and domestic violence.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- ESPN says it is pursuing a deal with the University of Texas to distribute the school's proposed Longhorn Network on cable television.
TORONTO (AP) -- San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton has been suspended two games under the NHL's new rule on head hits for a shot he made on Blues forward David Perron.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Kevin Harvick's NASCAR Nationwide Series team is adding a second full-time car that will be driven by Elliott Sadler.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Boise State looks like it's finally going to get one of those tough tests that have been so absent from its schedule for more than a month now.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have sent infielder Esteban German and right-handers Doug Mathis and Brandon McCarthy outright to the minor leagues, and the trio have refused the assignments and become free agents.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano traded punches in the winner's circle of the Breeders' Cup after Castellano made an abrupt move on the racetrack.
Skyview High School was placed under lockdown for a half-hour Friday when a man being sought by police wandered on campus.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis freshman guard Jelan Kendrick has returned to practice with the Tigers after a two-week absence to deal with a "personal matter."
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- The University of Notre Dame president has sent an e-mail to students, faculty, staff and alumni that says the school failed to protect a student videographer who was killed.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck did his best to avoid talking about the Seattle Seahawks having to start Charlie Whitehurst at quarterback for the injured Matt Hasselbeck.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A judge in Seattle ordered a 12-year-old Duvall boy to be held in secure detention while he faces charges of threatening his family and classmates at Tolt Middle School in Carnation.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Eldaafer kicked off the Breeders' Cup with a victory in the $500,000 Marathon, though the real action took place after the horses hit the wire.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn quarterback Cam Newton says he "didn't do anything wrong" amid allegations that a man tried to secure payment from Mississippi State during the Heisman Trophy hopeful's recruitment.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Seahawks rookie left tackle Russell Okung is "as doubtful as you can get" for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Justin Allgaier and Reed Sorenson will have full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series rides in 2011 for Turner Motorsports.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders could be without Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and leading receiver Zach Miller for Sunday's AFC West showdown against Kansas City.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Edison Pena has gone from a half-mile underground to 1,050 feet above it.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) -- Utah will visit Southern California in the first conference game in the newly formed Pac-12 conference next season.
The story of Ray Spencer, an ex-Vancouver police officer who spent nearly 20 years in prison for crimes his grown children now say he didn't commit, will air 10 p.m. tonight on "20/20."
SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) -- A hunter accused of killing a man picking floral greens in the woods near Shelton has been charged with manslaughter.
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- A fugitive former Coos Bay banker suspected of bilking vulnerable customers of up to $1.2 million has been described as a "heavy gambler" by FBI agents looking for her.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington elections officials say a late surge in ballots will likely push the turnout for Tuesday's election to 70 percent or higher.
Bulldogs revels in league co-crown, hosting playoff
Tonight, the football team will host a playoff game for the first time in school history.
Tough economy has forced some Vancouver spaces to close doors, but others find ways to keep vision alive
Propelled by the economic downturn, the revolving door continues to spin on Vancouver’s visual arts scene. Some galleries have closed or relocated in recent months, while others have cropped up, and many owners and managers have found it necessary to have another source of income besides art sales in these tough times.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A $190 million Columbia River dredging project that began five years ago was completed Wednesday when the dredge Paula Lee scooped one last bit of river bottom near Longview.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Starting inside linebacker Andra Davis won't play in Buffalo's game against Chicago on Sunday in Toronto because of a nagging left shoulder injury.
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- Five cars were destroyed and five damaged in a carport fire Friday at a Bellevue apartment complex.
ROME (AP) -- AC Milan teammates Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Oguchi Onyewu brawled during a training match Friday.
DENVER (AP) -- A draft report from the Army says stationing new aviation units in Colorado and Washington state would have some significant environmental and social impacts.
PARIS (AP) -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters for medical reasons.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence officials say a Saudi tip about a possible al-Qaida effort to bring down airplanes was relayed to U.S. authorities in early October, nearly three weeks before the group's Yemen affiliate tried to ship mail bombs in planes to the U.S.
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican federal official says reputed drug cartel leader Antonio Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen has been killed in shootout in the border city of Matamoros.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Zenyatta could be getting her favorite beer straight from the tap if she wins the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday.
Daniel Thurston, the victim of a shooting Oct. 19, remains hospitalized at Southwest Washington Medical Center's intensive care unit.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Electric Gold edged 1-2 favorite Erin Rose by a nose in the slop on Friday in the $47,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares on opening day at Aqueduct.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Control of the Oregon Senate continues to be a cliffhanger, with margins of about 1 percent separating the candidates in two races that will tell the final tale.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stuck in the bottom half of the Big East, four teams decided it was time for turnover.
HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) -- Clam diggers driving to and from the Washington coast for this weekend's dig can expect delays in Hoquiam where Highway 101 traffic is detoured for bridge repair.
LONDON (AP) -- The wife of Liverpool owner John Henry made sure she was ready to mix with the fans on her first visit to the English club after finding a new use for Twitter -- taking singing lessons from loyal supporters.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Mike Commodore off injured reserve and assigned defenseman Nick Holden to Springfield of the American Hockey League.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL has fined New England Patriots defensive tackle Myron Pryor $7,500 for his hit on Brett Favre that cut the Minnesota quarterback's chin.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Robert Kubica of Renault was fastest on a wet track in the final practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix, ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton of McLaren.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An eastern Oregon dog breeder has relinquished two dozen small dogs to the Idaho Humane Society in Boise.
TORONTO (AP) -- Despite difficulties selling Toronto fans on the Buffalo Bills, a senior Rogers Communications executive tells The Associated Press his company is committed to extending the team's five-year series in the city beyond 2012.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire says the new carbon fiber plant being built in Moses Lake may double in size because of strong demand by the German carmaker BMW.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the investigation says suspended New York Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels has admitted he bet on baseball.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Washington redshirt freshman Keith Price says he isn't nervous about making his first college start at quarterback against Oregon.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A group of city workers in Eugene is getting together after hours to enjoy a little music -- their own.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Big 12 Conference has extended the contract of commissioner Dan Beebe for three years through June 2015.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Martin Brodeur's bruised right elbow is keeping him out of at least one more game.
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- Novak Djokovic and Serbian Davis Cup teammate Viktor Troicki advanced to the semifinals at the Swiss Indoors with straight-set wins Friday.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Two California men have been charged with attempted murder after an Oregon man was shot and wounded when he opened the door to his apartment.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- A young Asian man who boarded an Air Canada flight in Hong Kong while elaborately disguised as an elderly white male is seeking refugee status in Canada in what border officials are calling an "unbelievable case of concealment."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Jonathan Stewart is likely to get his second straight start at running back for the Carolina Panthers with DeAngelo Williams still sidelined with a sprained left foot.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Wizards have announced on their Twitter page that guard Gilbert Arenas will make his season debut Friday night against the Knicks.
PINE GROVE, Ore. (AP) -- A huge woodcarving called the "Thunderbird" that adorns the entrance to Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood has been replaced, thanks partly to funding from the federal stimulus program.
SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- Having a safe Halloween took on a different meaning in one Oregon neighborhood, where trick-or-treating teenagers received condoms in their goodie bags.
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Alisa Kleybanova of Russia knocked out the last two seeds Friday to leave the eight-woman Tournament of Champions with unseeded semifinals.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The congressman in charge of the House Democrats' campaign efforts is leaving that post just days after his party lost more than 60 seats to the Republicans.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Hollywood has an eye on Mine That Bird.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- When Andrew Luck arrived at Stanford in the fall of 2008, it had been years since either the Cardinal or Arizona had been to a bowl game.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The remarkable career of Joe Paterno can reach another pinnacle this weekend.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have sent infielder Andy Marte to Triple-A Columbus, making him eligible for free agency.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- An 80-nation conference on food security is urging U.N. climate negotiators to consider agriculture when drawing up strategies to fight climate change.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- The head of the Bonneville Power Administration says it's sticking with a plan to route a new high-voltage transmission line through southwest Washington instead of Oregon.
With breezy, rainy weather in the forecast, Vancouver residents are encouraged to act now to prevent localized street flooding by gathering up autumn leaves and disposing of them for free.
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Nevada coach Chris Ault saw his 25th-ranked Wolf Pack return to the Top 25 this week, but it wasn't enough to relieve the bad taste of Saturday's win over Utah State.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A former New Jersey Transit employee who was fired after publicly burning pages from the Quran on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is suing to get his job back.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland City Council voted to settle a union grievance over a lengthy suspension given to an officer for having sex with another Portland cop while one of them was on duty.
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Cycling Union says a backup sample belonging to Spanish Vuelta runner-up Ezequiel Mosquera has not yet been tested, despite reports in Spain that he was cleared in a doping case.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- The state has rejected a city of Bend proposal to expand its urban growth boundary by about 8,500 acres.
SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- Some teenage trick-or-treaters received condoms in their bags on Halloween in Silverton.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spider-Man is having trouble getting off the ground on Broadway.
WELCHES, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say an 80-year-old Welches man was wearing dark clothing and walking on Highway 26 in an unlit area Thursday night when he was struck and killed.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- No. 3 Auburn is taking a break from the SEC grind.
TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) -- A radioactive rabbit was trapped on the Hanford nuclear reservation, and Washington state Health Department workers have been searching for contaminated rabbit droppings.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The gypsy moth trapping season has ended for 2010 with only one of the pesky insects found statewide.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Right-handed reliever Tyler Walker has been unconditionally released by the Washington Nationals.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A union leader at a NASA research center in Cleveland says a false alarm about a gunman at the site originated at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota forward Brad Malone has been suspended for Friday's game after a check last weekend left Denver's Jesse Martin hospitalized with a neck injury.
Matt Calkins: Commentary
The top-ranked Ducks have made opposing defenses look downright offensive. They’re averaging a nation-leading 54.9 points a game and have never hung fewer than 42.
Spudders earn home state playoff match next week
The Ridgefield girls soccer team claimed its first district title since 2005 and earned a home state playoff match next week with a 2-0 win over Montesano on Thursday in the Class 1A district title match at Kalama.
The Camas native and Calgary Hitmen forward scored his first two Western Hockey League goals last weekend, cashing in on Friday against Chilliwack and on Sunday against Saskatoon.
Nino Niederreiter, the No. 5 pick in the NHL Draft by the Islanders, played in nine games for New York. He had one goal and one assist.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- An upside-down season in the Big 12 South has produced one of the most unexpectedly important games in the conference's 15-year history.
Christian Youth Theater production features new characters, songs
Christian Youth Theater’s production of “The Little Mermaid,” starring Aimee Hogan, 16, as Ariel and Collin Carver, 17, as Prince Eric, depicts the story of a young mermaid who longs to be part of the human world. In the midst of a shipwreck, Ariel rescues Prince Eric and falls in love with him. Ariel’s desire to be with the prince convinces her to trade her voice for legs. Her father, King Neptune, played by 17-year-old Ethan Morrow, must sacrifice his title as king to his sister Octavia, the sea witch. Much trouble and heartache is endured for the young mermaid to learn her lesson and attain her happy ending.
Why: David Garcia opened Hearth in August, after several years of planning. Inspired by popular Portland restaurants, Garcia describes Hearth as an eclectic bistro that serves small plates, pizza and entrees.
Band works out issues, finds itself on new level
Anthony Green has felt pressure before as the main songwriter for Circa Survive. But past experience paled in comparison to the struggles Green felt in writing the recently released third Circa Survive album, “Blue Sky Noise.”
Police: She was found passed out in minivan, with children inside
A day care provider police say was found passed out in her minivan with two small children inside pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of reckless endangerment. Sheila K. Michalios, 45, of Yacolt appeared before Battle Ground Municipal Court Judge Gregory Gonzales, who set a preliminary hearing for Dec. 14.
Woman fended him off with knife during alleged break-in
High school results from Nov. 4
Sgt. Alfred Franklin fought Apaches in the Southwest. He served with a future president, charging up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. It was a distinguished 27-year career, and Sgt. Franklin had a distinctive label to go with it. He was a Buffalo Soldier.
A new local grocer, Neighbors Market, has opened at 1707 Main St. in the Uptown Village sector of downtown Vancouver.
Clark County Fire & Rescue will hold several training exercises at the former Vancouver Clinic site throughout this weekend and next week.
Most in attendance, including 365 veterans, optimistic about prospects
Nearly 500 job seekers flocked to Clark College’s Gaiser Hall on Thursday to seek work through a veterans-focused job fair. Despite Clark County’s 12.1 percent unemployment rate, many of the 365 veterans and 132 non-veterans in attendance said they were optimistic about their prospects.
The fifth annual Camas Indoor Kite Festival takes place this weekend and will benefit an area high school robotics team.
The Arc of Clark County on Thursday announced it will move its headquarters to its property at 6511 N.E. 18th St.
One last scoop creates deeper Columbia River
A look at this week's games, game notes and area stat leaders
Two city councilors targeted; procedure only for council
The Battle Ground City Council will put its ethics ordinance to use less than three months after its adoption. Mayor Mike Ciraulo has received this week two complaints against two different council members. The complaints were filed by two different people; only city council members can file ethics complaints.
Marriage licenses, marriage dissolutions
Clark County commercial construction activity fell dramatically in October, with only seven building permits issued for new projects compared with 13 permits handed out in the same month last year.
Assemblies being held at many sites
Calling all veterans: Your local public school wants you. The Battle Ground and Evergreen districts have rolled out a large welcome mat for all armed services veterans, who are invited to attend any of several Veterans Day school assemblies prior to the Nov. 11 commemoration Thursday, including:
Startup falls short in venture capital contest, but makes connections
Camas-based mobba didn’t make it into the final round at the Venture Northwest competition Thursday in Portland. But co-founder Ed Herinckx still views the experience as a victory for his three-year-old startup, he said shortly after pitching his business to a roomful of venture capital investors. Mobba was the only Washington company among 10 invited by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network to spend roughly 10 minutes on stage pitching their business plans. Presentations take place in groups of three or four companies at a time, with voting from the audience after each round. The winner of each round advances to the final stage to compete for a grand prize package of services worth $27,000.
Keep religion to yourself We see the love affair with David Madore in The Columbian again with the Oct. 29 story “Divine dining: Businessman David Madore discusses his faith as 800 attend prayer breakfast.” This time it’s the interjection of religion in our government affairs at something called a “prayer breakfast.” Has he or our mayor or civic leaders ever heard of separation of church and state? See the Sheriff’s Honor Guard in the picture? If Madore wants to believe that a mythical being created his success, that’s his business. It’s not the business of government.
Up-and-coming musicians will perform concerto by Poulenc
Fingers will be flying over two keyboards this weekend when the Vancouver Symphony performs Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos. This concerto challenges pianists with dynamic contrasts, fistfuls of notes, lyrical passages, and complex rhythms. It’s a scintillating concoction that featured soloists, Yukiko Akagi and Alex Alguacil, are eager to play. Over the past six months, these two New York-based pianists have been squeezing in practice time between their busy performance schedules. “We have played a lot of pieces for four hands,” Akagi said. “It’s a lot of fun. When we practice together, we try to sense each other’s feelings in the music. We need to breath together to make an artistic statement with this kind of music.”
It was a busy summer for Vancouver’s Carol Harley, who fronts two bluegrass-inspired bands. Harley spent much of the summer performing with Misty River and the Misty Mamas, but health concerns have forced the busy frontwoman to cut back her performance schedule. Harley, 61, now performs two to four concerts per month with each band. Although fans can’t see the bands as often, Harley insists it’s for the best.
Locals will recognize plenty of Clark County spots in the short independent film “James vs. Reality.” Filming locations included various Camas locales, the golf course at The Cedars on Salmon Creek in Brush Prairie, and outside the Academy building in downtown Vancouver. The film, which features cast and crew from the greater Vancouver-Portland area, will celebrate its theatrical release Tuesday in a free event at the Bagdad Theater in Portland (go to http://www.wellfixitinpost.com/jvrpremiere.html for more information).
What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:
An estimated 350 bowlers will be at Husted’s Hazel Dell Lanes on Saturday to participate in the Special Olympics Washington Southwest Regional Bowling Tournament.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Colorado Rockies executive Bill Schmidt has turned into a big Atlantic Coast Conference football fan this fall.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's World Cup organizer Danny Jordaan has confirmed his candidacy for a seat on FIFA's executive committee.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- Joint Base Lewis-McChord is screening soldiers returning from combat for signs of traumatic brain injuries.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A man accused of beating his landlady with a barbell and running over her with a van has been charged with murder in Tacoma.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett is throwing out all he's heard about South Carolina's awful pass defense, no matter how bad the Gamecocks' stats look.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A man who waved a meat cleaver out his car window and threatened to kill Sen. Patty Murray when she was in Spokane last month has been charged with threatening a federal officer.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Police say a woman who was placed in the back of a police car in Yakima took off her sweater and set it on fire.
MADRID (AP) -- World steeplechase champion Marta Dominguez will miss the 2011 track season because she is expecting a child.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- North Korea won't be allowed to send any gymnasts to the London Olympics, part of its two-year ban from international competition as punishment for age falsification.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A nonprofit St. Louis site that bills itself as the world's biggest independent research institutes focusing on plant science has hired an Oregon academic as its new president.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Police are investigating two shootings Thursday night in Vancouver.
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Nebraska's final trip to Iowa State as a conference foe comes on Saturday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville may go with his backup quarterback Saturday night against No. 14 Missouri.
LONDON (AP) -- Wayne Rooney will spend a week in the United States doing conditioning work to aid his recovery from the ankle injury that has kept him out for three weeks.
BERCHER, Switzerland (AP) -- Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy has completed two aerial loops using a custom-made jet-propelled wingsuit.
BEIJING (AP) -- France's ice dance pair of Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat won the short program at the Cup of China on Friday, beating favorites Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali of Italy.
BEIJING (AP) -- China's top flight Super League is courting controversy by extending halftime of its games to up to 30 minutes to prevent collusion on results in the final round of matches.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A government official says at least 50 people have died in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A government official says at least 35 people have died in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A local official says a bomb has exploded at a mosque in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 15 people and wounding 30.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A local official says a bomb has exploded at a mosque in northwest Pakistan, wounding at least 20 people.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A possible compromise on extending Bush-era tax cuts for rich and poor alike is in the works after the Republican triumph in the midterm elections.