Stories for November 6, 2010
Marchers, spectators enjoy day of solemnity and joy
It was a rain-free spectacle of red, white and blue — and respect — on Saturday as Vancouver’s 24th annual Veterans Parade wound through the Fort Vancouver National Site. Cheers, salutes and a steady refrain of “Thank you” resonated as proud soldiers, eager young scouts and booming bands marched the golden-leafed maple lane of Officers Row and looped around to the Pearson Air Museum.
One driver allegedly failed to yield the right of way
A head-on collision on state Highway 503 about three miles east of Woodland sent four occupants of one vehicle to a Vancouver hospital Saturday and left the driver of a second vehicle with minor injuries. The wreck occurred just after 1:30 p.m. at Little Kalama River Road, the Washington State Patrol said.
Sean Marks worked out with the Blazers alongside four other prospects Friday, played well, and was offered a year-long contract shortly after.
Blazers take their frustration out on the Raptors
When the Blazers led Toronto by 13 in the third quarter Saturday, the feeling was “no way.” Regardless of the occasional Raptors scoring binge, Portland was never going to relinquish control.
Storm fend off Todd Beamer in state preliminary playoff
The Storm jumped out to an early lead, then survived a Titanic effort by quarterback T.J. Esekielu to beat Todd Beamer High of Federal Way 42-33.
MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) -- Three Malaysian air force planes are going to Indonesia to pick up hundreds of citizens stranded by the eruption of Mount Merapi.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Torin Harris returned a blocked extra point to score two points for USC with 6:59 to play, and Joe Houston made a 29-yard field goal with 3:06 left in Southern California's wild 34-33 victory over Arizona State on Saturday night.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli government official says his country plans to withdraw from the northern sector of a disputed Lebanese village.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ronnie Hillman rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown and surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark as San Diego State defeated Colorado State 24-19 on Saturday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Patrick Marleau ended San Jose's long scoring drought with two first-period goals, and the Sharks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- About 200 people have staged a gay "kiss-in" as Pope Benedict XVI drove by to protest his visit to Spain and his policies on homosexuality, condom use and other issues.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Official projections show Greece's governing Socialists will win eight of 13 regional races, easing fears that the prime minister will call early general elections.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Call him the ring man.
MIAMI (AP) -- Darriet Perry scored on a 17-yard run in the second overtime, and Florida International's defense then held Louisiana-Monroe for a 42-35 win Saturday night.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Philip Rivers threw four touchdown passes against the NFL's worst pass defense, and the San Diego Chargers earned their first road win of the season in beating the Houston Texans 29-23 on Sunday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Freshman quarterback Tyler Bray, starting his first game for Tennessee, threw for 325 yards and five touchdowns Saturday night to lead the Volunteers to a 50-14 victory over Memphis.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- Paul Harris tied a career high with four touchdown passes as Northwestern State defeated Southeastern Louisiana in Southland Conference action on Saturday night.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Brandon Bolden rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns as Mississippi beat Louisiana-Lafayette 43-21 on Saturday night.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Comma to the Top led from the gate and pulled away to win the Real Quiet Stakes on Saturday at Hollywood Park for his third straight victory.
Washington State managed a 10-7 lead at halftime thanks to a 51-yard field goal by Andrew Furney, the Cougars’ first halftime lead in a Pac-10 game since 2007.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane both scored two goals and Viktor Stalberg added the winner in a shootout to help the Chicago Blackhawks snap a two-game slide with a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jimmy Garoppolo threw three second-half touchdown passes to Chris Wright, leading an Eastern Illinois comeback for a 31-28 overtime victory over Tennessee State on Saturday night.
BOSTON (AP) -- Jaroslav Halak made 33 saves through overtime and two more in the shootout to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.
MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade had 29 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James scored 14 of his 23 points in the third quarter and the Miami Heat pulled away in the second half to beat the New Jersey Nets 101-89 on Saturday night.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- James Aho kicked a 38-yard field goal as time expired to lift New Mexico to a 34-31 victory over Wyoming and end a nine-game losing streak on Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Cal Clutterbuck followed a crushing hit with the decisive goal in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild past the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night.
CHICAGO (AP) -- DePaul's Doug Bruno became the third Division I women's basketball coach to have a court named in their honor Saturday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 22 points and eight rebounds, Rashard Lewis scored 22 points and the Orlando Magic withstood Charlotte's furious comeback attempt to beat the slumping Bobcats 91-88 on Saturday night.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) -- Jeremy Moses threw three touchdown passes and Gralyn Crawford scored on a 99-yard kickoff return as Stephen F. Austin routed Nicholls State 48-13 on Saturday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Andrew Bogut has returned to the Milwaukee Bucks' lineup after missing a game because of a migraine.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) -- Mark Rodgers ran for 235 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries as Cal Poly defeated South Dakota 38-24 Saturday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Brian Anderson threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns to lead Marshall to a 31-17 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.
LaMichael James ran for 121 yards and three scores for the Ducks, who looked out of sorts in the first quarter when they were held scoreless for the first time this season.
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) -- Josh Boudreaux threw for 329 yards and five touchdowns and ran for two more scores as Arkansas-Pine Bluff defeated Mississippi Valley State 49-20 Saturday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Jeff Fleming threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns and Sacramento State beat Portland State 28-15 Saturday.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Derrius Colvin scored on a blocked punt in the first quarter and Jose Mohler threw a touchdown pass to lift North Dakota State past Southern Illinois 20-6 on Saturday.
KENT, Wash. (AP) -- A King County Superior Court jury has convicted a 20-year-old Seattle man of first-degree murder in the shooting death at a fast-food restaurant in Kent.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- Central Arkansas rushed for six touchdowns, three of them by Terence Bobo, in a 49-17 victory against Texas State on Saturday.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Shane Vereen ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns, and up-and-down California snapped a six-game road losing streak that dated to last season with a 20-13 win over Washington State on Saturday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Mason Mills threw for three touchdowns and the San Diego defense forced five turnovers as the Toreros defeated Morehead State 34-0 on Saturday.
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Brad Sorensen threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns as Southern Utah shut down Dixie State 52-0 on Saturday.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Tyler Holmes became the first player in Massachusetts history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game in a 39-24 win over Maine on Saturday.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Mike Brown threw two touchdown passes to Chris Summers and Liberty defeated Gardner-Webb 40-14 in a Big South game Saturday.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Pat Devlin and Andrew Pierce had two touchdowns each and Delaware's defense shut out Towson 48-0 on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Wide receiver Quentin Pierce threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Johdrick Morris to break a fourth-quarter tie and lead Southern Miss to a 46-30 Conference USA victory over Tulane on Saturday.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Andre Anderson ran for two touchdowns and McNeese State beat Sam Houston State 33-28 Saturday.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- Mike Harris rushed for 242 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries and Murray State rolled up 504 yards total offense in overpowering Tennessee Tech 44-13 on Saturday.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Thomas DeMarco rushed for two touchdowns Saturday and passed for two more -- all in the first half -- as Old Dominion sent Savannah State to its 11th straight loss, 57-9.
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) -- Cornelius Walker and Frank Warren combined for 189 yards rushing and each scored a touchdown Saturday as Grambling State shut out Concordia College 35-0.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Tirrell Rennie rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns to lead Northern Iowa past Indiana State 30-20 on Saturday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Andy Dalton passed for a career-high 355 yards and three touchdowns and No. 4 TCU looked every bit like a team worthy of busting into the BCS championship game with a 47-7 demolition of No. 6 Utah on Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Colorado advanced to the Eastern Conference final after Brian Carroll's penalty kick at the end of the fifth round sailed over the goal, giving the Rapids the win.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Quarterback Nick Doscher rushed for two touchdowns and added a passing score to lead Wagner to a 31-20 win over Monmouth on Saturday, giving Seahawks coach Walt Hameline his 200th career victory.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Zach Bauman ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns as Northern Arizona held off Northern Colorado 21-14 on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cleveland Cavaliers forward Antawn Jamison was inactive for the third straight game with a sore left knee on Saturday. He was ruled out of Cleveland's game against the Washington Wizards.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- Isidore Jackson scored two touchdowns and Bethune-Cookman's defense held on for a 23-18 win over Hampton on Saturday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Kellen Moore threw for 507 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Boise State rolled up a school-record 737 total yards in a 42-7 victory against Hawaii on Saturday.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Utah State scored 17 second-half points behind 114 rushing yards from running back Derrvin Speight and topped New Mexico State 27-22 Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts placed wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez on injured reserve Saturday because of a left knee injury.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Derek Carr threw for 346 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tennessee-Martin to a 28-12 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Denarius McGhee threw for 325 yards and a touchdown and Orenzo Davis rushed for 114 yards and two scores as Montana State kept pace atop the Big Sky with a mistake-filled 24-10 victory over Weber State on Saturday.
DAYTON, Ohio. (AP) -- Steve Valentino hit Luke Bellman with a 37-yard touchdown pass with 1 second remaining to give Dayton a 31-25 victory over Drake on Saturday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The NBA has fined Charlotte Bobcats guard Stephen Jackson $50,000 for verbal abusing a referee after Friday's loss to Detroit.
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) -- Kurt Odom and Daniel Polk each ran for three touchdowns Saturday and Campbell romped to a 56-14 Pioneer Football League victory over Valparaiso.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Thomas O'Brien threw for 204 yards and a touchdown to help South Dakota State beat Missouri State 31-10 on Saturday.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Votes continue to be counted in the close race for northwest Washington state's 2nd Congressional District seat.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is holding on to his lead over Republican challenger John Koster.
BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) -- Sikhs and Hindus in the Seattle area are celebrating the holiday of Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights.
CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden made an unscheduled visit to Texas on Saturday to attend a staffer's wedding.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Damaris Johnson amassed 322 yards and scored three times as Tulsa smashed Rice 64-27 on Saturday.
KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Mike Gerardi passed for 368 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Temple handed Kent State its first home loss of the season, 28-10.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Dakota Phone edged out Morning Line in a photo finish to win the $1 million Dirt Mile at the Breeders' Cup.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Tersoo Uhaa ran for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass as Furman defeated Western Carolina 31-17 on Saturday.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A man who fired at police during a chase on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, then fired on the fugitive task force that tried to arrest him, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Chris Lum threw for 212 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another 64 yards as Lehigh defeated Holy Cross 34-17 on Saturday for its fifth straight win.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Robert Brown scored on a 4-yard run to give Georgia Southern a 21-14 overtime win Saturday over Appalachian State, ranked No. 1 in the Football Championship Subdivision.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Drew Little threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns to lead Georgia State to a 23-17 win over Lamar on Saturday, ensuring a winning record in the Panthers' inaugural season.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Chris Smith returned two kickoffs for long touchdowns, but it was Philippe Panico's second 36-yard field goal that made the difference as Yale defeated Brown 27-24 in an Ivy League game Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia guard Andre Iguodala will miss the 76ers' game Sunday against New York because of an injured right Achilles' tendon.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Keith Wenning threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to David Schneider in the second overtime and Joshua Howard came up with an interception to end the game as Ball State kept Akron winless with a 37-30 victory Saturday.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Randy Wright threw four touchdown passes -- three to Sean Creadick -- as UC Davis defeated North Dakota 35-16 Saturday.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Chris Walley passed for a career-high 305 yards and four touchdowns and set a single-game school record for completion percentage in leading Norfolk State to a 37-25 win over Morgan State on Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Columbus Blue Jackets center Andrew Murray has been activated off injured reserve.
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Darryl Whiting ran for two touchdowns and 171 yards to lead Fordham past Bucknell on Saturday.
ARTIC, Wash. (AP) -- Grays Harbor officials say a woman who allegedly has spent years on the run with her twin 14-year-old daughters has been arrested and the girls found safe after the twins fled and hid overnight.
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Soaring Empire rallied from last to first in the stretch to win the $70,000 Rutgers Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday, beating Wildcat Frankie by three-quarters of a length.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have activated safety Atari Bigby from the physically unable to perform list, making him available to play in Sunday night's game against Dallas.
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) -- Myles Russ carried 24 times for 177 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown, to lead Robert Morris over Central Connecticut State 42-24 on Saturday.
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Jarrod Williams returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown and Willie McGinnis blocked and recovered a punt in the end zone as Rhode Island held on to defeat Villanova 17-14 in Colonial Athletic Association action on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Lil Wayne turned up courtside in red baseball cap and long dreadlocks to watch the unbeaten New Orleans Hornets edge the Miami Heat 96-93 Friday night, a day after his release from a New York City jail.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- James Rosseau rushed for two touchdowns and Delaware State beat N.C. Central 29-7 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- To Honor and Serve romped to a four-length win Saturday in the $150,000 Nashua Stakes for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct.
POUGHKEEPSKIE, N.Y. (AP) -- John Behm had an interception and a fumble recovery as part of five Davidson takeaways in a 28-21 win over Marist on Saturday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU starting right tackle Alex Hurst injured his right leg in the first quarter of the No. 12 Tigers' home game against fifth-ranked Alabama on Saturday.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Desmond Scott ran for a 35-yard touchdown with 40 seconds remaining to help Duke defeat Virginia 55-48 on Saturday.
OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Ski Federation has lifted a threat to suspend Russian skiers from competition, after national officials met demands to improve their anti-doping program.
LORETTO, Pa. (AP) -- Jordan Brown rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Bryant earned its first road victory of the season in a 48-10 rout of St. Francis, Pa.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police are honoring the officer who fatally shot the killer of four Lakewood police officers south of Tacoma.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU starting strong safety Brandon Taylor injured his right leg in the first quarter of the Tigers' home game against Alabama on Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers have signed big man Sean Marks to help the team while Joel Przybilla and Greg Oden heal from knee surgeries.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Uncle Mo has stamped himself as the early favorite for next May's Kentucky Derby, dominating the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Gino Gordon ran for 109 yards and Harvard kept Columbia mostly out of the red zone in a 23-7 win on Saturday.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Defensive end Mike Kelly scored on a 54-yard interception return with 1:22 left as Albany (N.Y.) held off Sacred Heart 35-23 on Saturday.
Program honors St. Joseph Catholic School principal for action she took after the death of a student
When 13-year-old Peter Lenz died in a motorcycle crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the principal of his school knew it was going to be hard on students and teachers. The timing couldn’t have been worse: The news hit on a Sunday in late August — the day before the first day of school. Peter, a young superachiever in the world of motorcycle racing, was just about to start eighth grade.
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Quarterback Taylor Martinez did not start for ninth-ranked Nebraska against Iowa State on Saturday.
MIAMI (AP) -- True freshman Stephen Morris threw for 286 yards in his first college start and hit Leonard Hankerson for a 35-yard score with 37 seconds left Saturday, rallying Miami past Maryland 26-20.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The owner of a Salem scrapbooking business has been accused of using fake documents to live under an assumed identity for more than 20 years and dodge two charges from the 1980s.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) -- Two giant fiberglass eggs that were stolen from a Spokane Valley playground, uncracked.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Jonathan Grimes rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown Saturday as William & Mary defeated New Hampshire 13-3 in a Colonial Athletic Association game.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Josh McGregor threw two touchdowns and Jacksonville beat Butler 24-16 Saturday.
MILAN (AP) -- Italy's Giovanni Morzenti has been suspended from the International Ski Federation's ruling council after being convicted of graft.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Chamberlain Bridge won the $1 million Turf Sprint at the Breeders' Cup, giving jockey Jamie Theriot and trainer Bret Calhoun their second wins of the weekend.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Edwin Baker ran for 179 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 16 Michigan State bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 31-8 win over Minnesota on Saturday.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Tim Jefferson scored twice and hit Jonathan Warzeka on touchdown passes of 53 and 63 yards, and Jordan Waiwaiole returned a fumble 63 yards for another score, as Air Force beat Army 42-22 on Saturday to win the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the 17th time.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The oldest finalist and last amateur has been eliminated from the World Series of Poker with an ace-king.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Eight poker players in their 20s and a 37-year-old amateur are set to begin a final table run toward $8.94 million at the World Series of Poker.
PARIS (AP) -- Interpol says it is making public the features and components of two bombs sent by mail from Yemen to the United States and intercepted in Dubai and Britain as a way to help thwart terrorism.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Eugene woman has accused a Seattle-area man of coercing her into making trips to Australia and Arizona under the pretense of continuing a relationship started online.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Pluck rallied to win the $1 million Juvenile Turf at the Breeders' Cup after another horse fell early in the race.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon hospital is defending itself against $1,250 in proposed fines from the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division after a violent incident in which three staffers were assaulted.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have waived left-handers Scott Olsen and Jesse English.
GRANGER, Wash. (AP) -- The Yakima County sheriff's office says a 48-year-old man was stabbed to death outside his home in the central Washington town of Granger.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- The first of two giant pieces of equipment for the Hanford vitrification plant have arrived after an 800-mile trip from Utah.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- David Ferrer reached his fifth final of the season at the Valencia Open with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over second-seeded Robin Soderling on Saturday.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Two people accused in the death of a girl whose body was found in a crawl space under a vacant Colorado duplext have been ordered to stand trial.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn quarterback Cam Newton has received a warm greeting from fans two days after recruiting allegations surfaced.
SEATTLE (AP) -- President Barack Obama had some good news for Boeing Co. during his trip to India.
VERNON, Conn. (AP) -- A judge has expanded a gag order he imposed in the case of the fatal stabbing of a University of Connecticut football player.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Another member of the New York Giants won't be making the trip to Seattle for Sunday's game with the Seahawks.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Although Oregon voters didn't exactly shake things up in the races for governor or Congress, that wasn't the case with the state legislative races -- where solid Democratic majorities have evaporated.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Voters overwhelmingly rebuked taxes passed by Washington state's large Democratic majorities in the Legislature. But while they may have been unhappy with the job Democrats did earlier this year, they appear to be letting them retain control of state government.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder are planning a raffle and fundraiser to help with earthquake relief in the part of Serbia that center Nenad Krstic calls home.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Shawne Merriman's hoping for a fresh start in Buffalo. The Bills want to plug their porous defense. The two hope it's a perfect match.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Senegal says Ivory Coast is recalling its ambassador over allegations that Senegal's president supported an opposition leader in Ivory Coast's contentious elections.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Casey Stoner will start the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix from the pole after edging Moto GP champion Jorge Lorenzo in qualifying Saturday.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Marshall backup forward Antonio Haymon has been dismissed from the men's basketball team following an arrest early Saturday.
Police, health workers see uptick in use of caffeinated malt liquor Four Loko
Moments before Nikkolas Lookabill was shot by Vancouver police officers, witnesses described him as erratic and incoherent. He was barking at neighborhood dogs, rolling around on the ground and refusing to drop his handgun. As investigators would later piece together the fatal incident, they discovered Lookabill, a 22-year-old U.S. Marine, had consumed several cans — perhaps as many as four — of the caffeinated malt liquor Four Loko.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., just finished off challenger Dino Rossi after a bruising campaign. When it came to The Columbian’s not endorsing Murray, it was probably our most difficult decision.
Outdoor market celebrates a birthday; B.G. spends $780,000, only to get a red light
Cheers: To the Vancouver Farmers Market, which recently completed its 20th season. Those two decades have featured impressive growth, from about 65 vendors and about 1,500 shoppers in the early years of a market at the brick arches on downtown’s Fifth Street to the modern standards: 200-plus vendors and 20,000 friendly folks on a typical Saturday at the sprawling market just west of Esther Short Park. Local residents have learned that the seasonal Vancouver Farmers Market is more than just a good place to buy produce grown by local and area farmers; it’s also a great place to shop for crafts and to enjoy the simple but enlightening pastime of people-watching.
Shooting victim: Daniel Thurston, the victim of a shooting Oct. 19, remains hospitalized at Southwest Washington Medical Center’s intensive care unit. A story on Page C1 Friday was incorrect. Day care license suspension: Sheila Michalios, a day care provider who police say was found passed out in a parked minivan with children inside, had her day care license suspended Sept. 13 by the state’s Child Protective Services, well before the minivan incident. A story on Page C1 Friday inaccurately linked the license suspension to the minivan investigation.
Voters approve initiative to abolish guaranteed hunting licenses and increase fees for out-of-state clients of professional outfitters
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.
Northwest Natural Gas Co. lost $7.4 million, or 28 cents per share, in the three months ending Sept. 30, the company reported Friday.
Taxes on candy, gum, bottled water and carbonated beverages will expire Dec. 2 as a result of voter approval of Initiative 1107, the state Department of Revenue has announced.
Gardner Trucking Inc. has relocated its Woodland safety and compliance operation a few blocks north into a larger office at 428 N. Pekin Road at the Port of Woodland.
Lightweight kites will fly indoors, with routines set to music, this weekend at the Camas Indoor Kite Festival. Indoor kite fliers from throughout the United States will attend. A panel of judges will grade the flights on how well the flier interprets the music, how well they fly their kite and the showmanship of the routine. Other activities include open flying time, lessons and kite-making for children. One of the festival’s notable participants is Connor Doran, who flew kites and was a semi-finalist on the NBC television series “America’s Got Talent.”
Day care license suspension: Sheila Michalios, a day care provider who police say was found passed out in a parked minivan with children inside, had her day care license suspended Sept. 13 by the state’s Child Protective Services, well before the minivan incident. A story on Page C1 Friday inaccurately linked the license suspension to the minivan investigation.
State cites previous alcohol use by Sheila Michalios
Six weeks before Sheila K. Michalios made news when police said she was found passed out in her minivan with two small children inside, her child care license was revoked. The license of the 45-year-old Yacolt woman, who pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of reckless endangerment, had been suspended immediately, followed by a complete revocation 28 days after the Sept. 10 notification by the department. That meant she was not authorized to run a child care business at the time of the incident.
The state Department of Ecology is providing another month for the public to comment on its proposal to allow Alcoa to monitor a landfill leaching industrial pollution rather than forcing an expensive cleanup.
Southbound lanes will be partially closed throughout the weekend on the Interstate 205 Bridge across the Columbia River as workers install temporary striping.
That extra hour of sleep we get tonight comes with a price. With the first Sunday in November, Americans will set their clocks back an hour when 2 a.m. daylight saving time becomes 1 a.m. standard time.
Business name: Campbell Pet Company. Owners: Sam Campbell, and his son, Chris Campbell, and daughter, Laurie Campbell-Leslie.
A Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter was placed on paid administrative leave early last month after accusations that may include a violation of district policies, officials revealed Friday.
Volunteer panel will help steer millions in cutbacks
Vancouver Public Schools is seeking volunteers to help trim as much as $16 million from next year’s district operating budget. Creation of a citizen’s budget advisory committee comes with heavy expectation that Washington state legislators will reduce state education funding.
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Bank employees testify to trauma
An Oregon man described as a menacing “career bank robber” by a U.S. attorney was sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison Friday for a string of six recent bank robberies in the Portland area and Vancouver.
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the partnership between the United States and India has 'limitless potential' to improve the lives of both Americans and Indians.
LONDON (AP) -- A union leader says a two-day strike by BBC reporters over pension changes has caused widespread disruption to the BBC's programs.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean news agency says Somali pirates have freed a hijacked South Korean supertanker and its crew.
BANGKOK (AP) -- Post-election fighting between ethnic rebels and Myanmar government forces has sent a tide of at least 10,000 refugees across the border into Thailand.
BEIJING (AP) -- French ice dance pair Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat have won their first Grand Prix event by capturing the Cup of China title.
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) -- The United States and Brazil both won in the second round to stay undefeated at the women's volleyball world championships on Saturday.
Papermakers expect tougher challenge starting next week
Zack Marshall scored four touchdowns, all in the first half, and junior quarterback Tony Gennaro threw for 157 yards and four touchdowns in his first start for injured veteran Logan Grindy.
Titans get within a touchdown in fourth quarter
Braden Foley surprised the Titans with four touchdown passes Friday night at Pop Keeney Stadium, leading the Cougars to a 42-21 victory over Union in a Class 4A state preliminary-round game.
Bulldogs score first 29 points of second half to beat Rainier
Stevenson came out of halftime to score 29 consecutive points to beat Rainier 39-21 Friday night for the first playoff victory in school history.
Kentwood 57, Heritage 14
Lyle/Wishram 52, King’s Way 14
Hoquiam 26, La Center 20
Results from Friday, Nov. 5
Blazers center says he’s ready now, but team says Nov. 26
The Blazers project the 7-foot center will return to the lineup Nov. 26, almost a full year since he ruptured his right patella tendon.
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Turkish basketball club Besiktas says former NBA star Allen Iverson's arrival in Istanbul has been delayed by two days.