Stories for September 24, 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lindsay Lohan has been freed from a suburban Los Angeles jail after posting $300,000 bail.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service says it has distributed more than $16 million in federal grants to help Oregon and Washington sustain their forests and protect communities from wildfires.
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish police say they have detained a man on a Pakistan International Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Stockholm after Canadian authorities received a tip that a passenger was carrying explosives.
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Passengers are being evacuated from a Pakistan International Airlines jet that made an emergency landing in Stockholm after Canadian authorities received a tip that a man on the plane was carrying explosives.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 46-year-old man who pleaded guilty to five counts of second-degree burglary and was sentenced to 10 years in prison has been described as a "professional, prolific, sophisticated burglar." And that's the prosecutor talking.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Tony Golik says a Vancouver woman who falsely claimed a stranger threw acid in her face will appear in court next Wednesday to face three charges.
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- A judge says a baby girl taken from her parents because of an untreated medical condition can return home to live, with her treatment monitored by the Oregon Department of Human Services.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- NBC will air more than 200 hours from the London Olympics, almost a 25 percent increase over the 2008 Games in Beijing.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The Birmingham school board is letting basketball star Eric Bledsoe keep a grade that helped him gain NCAA eligibility to play at Kentucky.
There’s been a lot of talk about how banks are refusing to lend to businesses, preventing the economy from growing. Banks do want to lend — they’re just caught between two conflicting demands, a prominent bank executive told more than 40 attendees of a breakfast event held Friday at Riverview Community Bank’s Northeast 162nd Avenue branch in Vancouver.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for David Beckham have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles alleging that a magazine knowingly published false claims that the soccer superstar had sex with prostitutes.
DALLAS (AP) -- Kari Lehtonen made 32 saves in his first appearance of the preseason, James Neal had a goal and an assist and the Dallas Stars held on for a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- David Beckham made his first start of the season for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Friday night against the New York Red Bulls.
Wild chase triggered by forgery call
A forgery suspect ran through traffic and tried to carjack a motorist near Vancouver mall on Friday afternoon before swift-moving police were able to tackle him. The incident began at 3:40 p.m. when employees at Chase Bank, 8203 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, reported a man in the lobby was apparently trying to cash a forged check using stolen identification.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Free-agent guard Jannero Pargo is returning to New Orleans, and the Hornets also signed forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu on Friday. Details of the contracts weren't released.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Braves manager Bobby Cox earned his 2,500th win, getting five crisp innings from Derek Lowe and a three-run homer from Alex Gonzalez in Atlanta's crucial 5-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
DETROIT (AP) -- Former Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers owes $1.17 million on his suburban Detroit mansion and faces foreclosure.
LACEY, Wash. (AP) -- Thurston County sheriff's officers say a SWAT team has arrested a man accused of brandishing a samurai sword in a dispute at a deli, then retreating to his Lacey home and refusing to come out.
TORONTO (AP) -- Lyle Overbay hit a game-ending homer in the 11th inning and the slugging Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Saturday.
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The head of the Commonwealth Games says a lot of work has been done in recent days to get facilities ready for the upcoming event but much work still is needed.
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Check here for updates from Friday’s high school football games.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez has homered twice to give him 610 in his career, passing Sammy Sosa for sixth place in major league history.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds star Joey Votto is out of the lineup for the third straight game because of a sinus infection.
ENNIS, Texas (AP) -- Larry Dixon raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday in the NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex with a 3.852-second run at 308.85 mph.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The FBI says it has made an arrest in an Oregon bank robbery in which agents nicknamed the robber the "Where's Waldo" bandit, based on his appearance in surveillance photos.
DETROIT (AP) -- Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected in the sixth inning of Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers after arguing a fan-interference call.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona running back Beanie Wells had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after he was injured in the team's final preseason game, a fact the Cardinals had kept secret.
Bethany Storro will appear in Clark County Superior Court on three counts of second-degree theft at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.
DETROIT (AP) -- Francisco Liriano and Alexi Casilla both left Minnesota's game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday night due to illness.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Jeff Garcia's 12-yard touchdown pass to fellow NFL veteran Robert Ferguson with 6 seconds left gave the Omaha Nighthawks their first lead of the game and a 27-26 United Football League victory over the Hartford Colonials.
The FBI has located a bank robbery suspect dubbed the Where's Waldo bandit based on his resemblance to the children's book character.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A study of food stamps in Oregon shows the Great Recession spreading poverty into mom-and-dad households that had been part of the middle class.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bud Selig wants to explore expanding the postseason this winter.
LOME, Togo (AP) -- A security official says two members of Togo's interim football federation have been detained on suspicion of being involved with the fake national team that played an unsanctioned match against Bahrain.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers right guard Trai Essex did not practice for a third consecutive day and will be replaced by undrafted free agent Doug Legursky during Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Brittany Brees, wife of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, vows to keep quiet if she goes into labor with their second child while her husband is playing a game.
A convicted felon from Vancouver was sentenced today to six years in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Danica Patrick finished sixth in the K&N Pro Series East race Friday at Dover International Speedway for her first career top-10 finish in NASCAR.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians closer Chris Perez has returned to his home in Florida to be with his expectant wife.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour says the tutor linked to possible academic violations in the football program has refused to speak with school investigators.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Guard Anthony Roberson is among four players who have signed with the Los Angeles Lakers shortly before they open training camp.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Nurses at Oregon State Hospital in Salem say a bleeding mental patient would have been taken to the emergency room sooner if the doctor on call had stopped to check on her.
CHAMBOURCY, France (AP) -- Sweden's Jarmo Sandelin shot a 6-under 66 on Friday on Golf de Joyenval's Retz Course for a share of the second-round lead in the Vivendi Cup with England's John Parry, while European Ryder Cup player Padraig Harrington made the cut by a stroke.
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Heat have decided not to offer a contract to free agent center Erick Dampier, who worked out for the team earlier this week.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have ruled out receiver Nate Burleson and linebacker Zack Follett for Sunday's road game against the Minnesota Vikings.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Craig Rust is out as president of Chicagoland Speedway.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers' offseason of change continues in its front office.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has made a surprise visit to practice for a chat with his players and coaches.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men who hacked into Comcast Corp.'s website have been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
CARY, N.C. (AP) -- Russ Cochran shot an 8-under 64, making six birdies in a seven-hole stretch in the middle of the round and eagling No. 17, to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Tom Pernice Jr. on Friday in the Champions Tour's SAS Championship.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria will miss a three-game weekend series against Seattle due to a left quadriceps strain.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Wizards have signed forward Andray Blatche to a contract extension that will pay him around $35 million over the next five years.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves President David Kahn says point guard Jonny Flynn likely will miss the first week of the season while he works his way back from hip surgery.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Former NBA and Michigan State star Jay Vincent has agreed to plead guilty to two crimes in a $2 million Internet scam.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicanor, Barbaro's brother, held on to beat Skipadate by a neck Friday in the $52,000 allowance feature at Belmont Park.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regulators have shut down small banks in Florida and Washington state, bringing to 127 the number of U.S. bank failures this year on a wave of loan defaults and economic distress.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A judge has ruled the University of Central Florida Athletic Association is not a state agency eligible for a cap on settlement money in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a football player who died following an offseason conditioning workout.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have cornerbacks Chris Cook and Cedric Griffin listed as questionable for Detroit on Sunday, but both say they're ready for their first action of the season.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Attorney General Rob McKenna has settled a campaign-finance lawsuit against a conservative construction-industry group.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Maradona says he wants to return as Argentina's national team coach, and would even get rid of his much-criticized assistants to get the job back.
Pioneer Street closure related to interchange project
Drivers on SR 501 will encounter single-lane closures from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. this afternoon, Friday, Sept. 24. Delays of up to 20 minutes are possible.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers guard Mo Williams has injured his groin working out and will be limited in practice for several weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nationals center fielder Nyjer Morgan is expected to return to the team's starting lineup Saturday after serving an eight-game suspension.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins inside linebacker Channing Crowder is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Jets because of a groin injury that forced him to miss the first two games.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- British announcer Ian Darke is sticking with ESPN.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A federal judge says the Air Force violated the constitutional rights of a highly decorated flight nurse when it discharged her for being gay, and ordered that she be given her job back as soon as possible.
Seventy names were read off Friday morning by a Clark County victim’s advocate during a ceremony for the National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims. The names read by Amy Harlan represented local homicide victims since 2005, plus seven local victims who died more than five years ago but whose names had been added by request.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- New Orleans Saints cornerback Randall Gay will miss Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams was able to take part in a portion of Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Northern Ireland has become the latest country to confirm it will send a team to the troubled Commonwealth Games.
SEATTLE (AP) -- NOAA has awarded more than $48 million in grants to the University of Washington, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and several Washington state agencies.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A person close to the talks says the New Jersey Nets are involved in very complicated negotiations with the Denver Nuggets for small forward Carmelo Anthony.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Nets may be getting a superstar after all.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Knowshon Moreno is out again.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas center Jeff Withey will be out four to six weeks with a broken foot.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers left guard Daryn Colledge has a sprained knee, the latest injury for Green Bay's beleaguered offensive line.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke has extended the contract of women's basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie through the 2016-17 season.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The NHL has suspended Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Boynton for the regular-season opener for making a throat-slashing gesture during a preseason game against Tampa Bay.
PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says the wrong-way driver responsible for a fatal crash in Pasco was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle strip club operator Frank Colacurcio Jr. was sentenced Friday in federal court to a year-and-a-day in prison on a racketeering conviction.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police described a chaotic scene Thursday at a Seattle home where a 60-year-old woman fatally shot three family members before turning the gun on herself.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Relatives of a woman who fatally shot three family members and herself at a Seattle home Thursday say the woman suffered from depression and schizophrenia.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A Bend teenager who learned to fly kites indoors almost made it to the finals on the "America's Got Talent" TV show.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Antonio Cromartie is ready for his next big assignment.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Giants Pro Bowl center Shaun O'Hara has been listed as doubtful for New York's home game against the Tennessee Titans after missing his third straight practice with ankle problems.
ATLANTA (AP) -- A fourth young male member of Bishop Eddie Long's megachurch says the prominent pastor coerced him into a sexual relationship.
The Vancouver Police Department on Friday released surveillance footage showing a vehicle crashing through a fence on the Clark College East Campus, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard. The videos depicting damage of the school’s property on Sept. 5 were released in the hope they might spur someone to provide police the identity of the driver or the location of the vehicle, said Kim Kapp, a Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli lawmaker says Jewish settlers have hauled construction equipment into a settlement deep inside the West Bank in preparation for the end of a construction moratorium.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ana Beatriz will drive the No. 24 car for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the IndyCar season finale at Homestead next weekend.
Police looking for suspect, who fled on motorcycle
Vancouver police this morning released video of a Monday afternoon robbery of a convenience store near the Vancouver Auto Mall. The robbery occurred at 3:45 p.m. at the Shell Kwik Gas, 7204 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Retired NBA veteran Jacque Vaughn is joining the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach.
A stretch of East McLoughlin Boulevard has reopened after response to a gas leak triggered its closure. The road was closed shortly after 10 a.m. from from North Grand Boulevard to East 11th Street after contractors digging a sewer line ruptured a gas line.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have released injured fullback Deon Anderson to make room for tight end Scott Chandler from the practice squad.
One ticketed speeders in 95 percent of stops
If you have a lead foot, you might want to ease up on the gas pedal on Interstate 5 and other highways in Clark County, because there’s a stricter mood in the air. Don’t believe it?
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington State Patrol officer shot and wounded a woman while serving a search warrant at a Spokane apartment building.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sports fans are betting online each night on athletes' performances -- and it's all legal.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A matchup of unbeaten teams hasn't boosted ticket sales enough to prevent Sunday's game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers from being blacked out locally.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tired of players complaining, the NBA plans to crack down this season on "overt" gestures, such as swinging a fist in the air in anger.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- After a few days of practicing on their fake blue field in Corvallis, No. 24 Oregon State now gets to test out the real thing.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets center Nick Mangold and linebacker Jason Taylor are listed as questionable with injuries, but are expected to play at Miami on Sunday night.
HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) -- Police are asking the public to help find a snake shoplifter in Hoquiam.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- The Vancouver Fire Department says an overnight fire that destroyed two cars was arson.
KENT, Wash. (AP) -- A 29-year-old man convicted of a fatal shooting at the Federal Way Transit Center faces more than 17 years in prison when he is sentenced in November in King County Superior Court in Kent.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Pierce County authorities have ruled three officer-involved shootings were justifiable homicides.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky is hoping the World Equestrian Games' gamble on the Bluegrass pays off.
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says it took about an hour to remove the last three people trapped in a van that was rear-ended by a pickup truck on I-90 at Issaquah.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A man who began a solo cross-country canoe trip in Portland, Ore., has completed the journey 4,300 miles later in Portland, Maine.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A man who launched a cross-country canoe trip from Portland, Ore., is poised to complete his 6,000-mile journey -- in Portland, Maine.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pitt defensive back kicked off the team hours before its 31-3 loss to Miami has been charged with assault for allegedly slapping and choking a woman after she told him she was pregnant.
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- Maya Moore scored 15 points and the United States put on an offensive clinic in a 108-52 rout of Senegal on Friday at the women's basketball world championship.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Tight end Mickey Shuler has been awarded off waivers to the Miami Dolphins.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sarah Shourd, one of three Americans arrested last year while hiking near the Iran-Iraq border, has met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd).
NEW YORK (AP) -- The final group stage matchups are set for the Super Six World Boxing Classic, with Andre Ward facing former Olympic teammate Andre Dirrell and Arthur Abraham facing Carl Froch in a split-continent doubleheader.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- After a year of turmoil and one grand humiliation, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee feel they're on the way to getting things back on track.
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) -- Forest managers in northeastern Oregon are planning some prescribed burns this fall after a mild summer wildfire season.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills left guard Andy Levitre is expected to make his 19th straight start Sunday against the New England Patriots, a week after sustaining a neck injury at Green Bay.
Preview of King's Way-Lake Quinault high school football game
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Federal regulators have warned the Warm Springs Housing Authority the tribal agency must prove it can provide safe housing for reservation residents in central Oregon or face a range of federal penalties.
Preview of Vancouver Christian-Adna high school football game
Preview of Scio-Woodland high school football game
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ron English is trying to slowly rebuild Eastern Michigan's program.
WASHTUCNA, Wash. (AP) -- It wasn't rain, snow, sleet or hail that halted U.S. mail service in Washtucna. It was the discovery of mold in the tiny town's post office last April.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- The way Andrew Luck has been playing, Notre Dame might prefer seeing Toby Gerhart again.
Preview of Washougal-Clatskanie high school football game
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A fight between the Kalispel and Spokane tribes over the lucrative Spokane gambling market was the subject of a private meeting organized by the federal Office of Indian Gaming.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona's thriller over Iowa was a nationally televised breakthrough for the Wildcats football program. In many ways, Saturday night's Pac-10 opener against California is a bigger game.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Top-seeded Albert Montanes of Spain advanced to the semifinals of the BCR Open Romania on Friday after outlasting No. 8 Jeremy Chardy of France 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
LONDON (AP) -- A collection of memorabilia from soccer star George Best, including his European Cup winner's medal estimated to be worth up to $190,000, will be put up for auction next month.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing to fine Evergreen International Airlines nearly $4.9 million for allegedly not completing an FAA-approved pilot training program.
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon school bus driver is facing child pornography charges.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane County sheriff's deputies who first said an armed man fired on them before they wounded him with return fire now say they are unsure if the man shot at them at all.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Women's Professional Soccer is preparing to add an eighth team next season by granting conditional approval for a franchise in western New York.
METZ, France (AP) -- Eighth-seeded Gilles Simon of France reached his first ATP Tour semifinal of the season Friday with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 win over Xavier Malisse of Belgium at the Open de Moselle.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Fernando Riera, the former Chile soccer coach who led the team to third place in the 1962 World Cup, has died. He was 90.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- England goalkeeper Rachel Brown has been cleared to play at the 2011 Women's World Cup after UEFA ruled she should not serve a suspension for a red card received in qualifying when a Swiss opponent faked an injury.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon lawmakers have voted to prevent state police layoffs, preserve day care subsidies for low-income working parents and allocate federal dollars to schools.
Preview of Rainier, Ore.-Columbia River high school football game
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter takes credit in new TV ads for helping develop Idaho's alternative energy projects, prompting Democrat Keith Allred to protest that the governor is greenwashing his record.
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama says it was offensive and "hateful" for Iran's leader to rehash conspiracy theories about 9-11 in his U.N. speech.
LONDON (AP) -- Britain has raised its terror alert, saying the threat of violence from Irish dissidents has risen to a point where an attack is "a strong possibility."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- IUPUI has fired women's basketball coach Shann Hart amid accusations of NCAA rules violations.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- Sevilla has lost its bid to overturn Paris Saint-Germain's 1-0 victory in a Europa League match last week because of doubts over the eligibility of goalkeeper Apoula Edel to play for the French team.
PARIS (AP) -- France's anti-doping agency president, Pierre Bordry, has resigned after five years in charge.
An overnight fire that destroyed two cars was an apparent arson, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Arrest warrants have been issued for two people accused of certifying phony signatures last spring on an Oregon initiative, including the names of some dead people.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A pedestrian struck by a car in southwest Portland is reported in critical condition at Oregon Hospital & Science University Hospital.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A 29-year-old woman accused of killing two high school students and critically injuring a third while driving under the influence of drugs has been ordered held without bail in the Marion County Jail.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A car hit three students in a Salem crosswalk, killing two of the teens and leaving the third in critical condition.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Target Corp. will opening its first store under its new small urban format in Seattle in 2012. It aims to open in 10 other urban markets with the smaller concept in the next few years.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Police are surrounding a Miami-area bank where they say a robber has taken hostages.
ELY, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities say two brothers are being held on attempted murder and other felony charges stemming from a crime spree and shootout with a White Pine County sheriff's sergeant.
Bluewater say it’s on solid legal ground, will not halt release
Justin Bieber is the latest pop star whose image you can’t escape. But Vancouver-based Bluewater Productions’ plans to enshrine him in a comic book have drawn the threat of a lawsuit by a global merchandising company. Darren Davis, president and publisher of Bluewater, said on Thursday that his company received two letters from attorney Kenneth Feinswog on behalf of the merchandising company Bravado, which licenses the images of celebrities like Bieber for everything from posters to lunchboxes.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- When Ryan Mallett left the winningest program in college football history and decided to head home, he could only hope for the opportunity he's about to get.
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington will hold its annual child immunization clinic on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon at 4100 Plomondon St.
Verbal abuse shouldn’t be tolerated Vancouver City Council member Jeanne Harris needs to be removed from office. Harris’ imperious outbursts over her 14 years in office disgraces her position and her constituents. She screams at citizens, barks orders at the mayor and hurls streams of insults at another council member.
When School of Seven Bells toured behind its 2008 debut album, “Alpinisms,” the trio relied entirely on electronic rhythms. Guitarist Benjamin Curtis was surprised at how many people were disappointed that the band didn’t use a drummer. “Some people couldn’t really handle it, not seeing motion up there,” he said in a phone interview. “We made a decision aesthetically to use these kind of electronic sounds because of what they were, because they were synthetic and metronomically perfect. We didn’t want to just have someone replaying it just for the sake of having someone doing it.”
Why: Buffalo Wild Wings is one of the 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains in America. It arrived in Vancouver in June. Manager Brian Adams says most people come for the wings, beer and sports. The sports bar knows its crowd and caters to it, offering tailgate-friendly food and 14 signature sauces that bring heady flavors to Buffalo wings and a number of other menu items.
Event celebrating county’s rural heritage had been held in downtown Vancouver
Since Harvest Fun Day celebrates Clark County’s rural heritage, it only makes sense that this year’s event is moving from downtown Vancouver to a more agrarian setting. Clark County Historical Museum’s annual event typically takes place in the museum and a nearby parking lot. Now in its seventh year, the community celebration is moving to the 78th Street Heritage Farm in Hazel Dell, a 79-acre parcel of land that used to be a county poor farm and, more recently, a Washington State University agricultural research station.
What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:
Thursday's high school sports results
Notes and stats heading into Week 4 of the high school football season.
Commentary: Greg Jayne
Considering that he died in 1950 in Hertfordshire, England, it’s rather surprising that George Bernard Shaw once commented about the 2010 college football season. Yet it was Shaw who wrote, “Some look at things that are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
Two local families who’ve lost battles with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are battling on. The Candilora family of Felida lost husband and father Toby, a corporal with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Candilora, who died last October at age 35, lived for nearly two years after his diagnosis of ALS — what’s commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office on Thursday lifted a countywide prohibition on burning due to above-average rainfall, ending the ban a week early.
District taxpayers will reap savings over next decade
Evergreen Public Schools refinanced a portion of voter-approved bonds Thursday — a move that will save taxpayers $3.5 million during the next 10 years. The refinanced bonds were part of a $167 million package of projects approved by voters in 2002. The bonds were sold in 2003 with an interest rate of 5.13 percent. The refinanced bonds have an interest rate of 2.2 percent, according to the district.
Nurse who helped design Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center’s family birth center bids adieu to patient care and mentoring other nurses
Much has changed in maternity wards since Gretchen Amacher entered nursing school in 1966. Then, mothers were sedated to deliver their babies. Fathers were sequestered in waiting rooms. Once born, babies stayed in the nursery and were wheeled to their mothers every three to four hours for feeding, mostly by bottle. Fathers were allowed only during visiting hours and didn’t get to hold their babies until they were discharged.
When Erika Diimmel opened Bikram Hot Yoga Vancouver she needed help finding new customers for her business, which opened four months ago at 1801 S.E. 164th Ave. in east Vancouver. So Diimmel, a recent transplant from Seattle, turned to the online coupon service Groupon. After signing up, the yoga studio sold more than 1,300 coupons to new customers by offering 20 classes for $20, a $220 savings. The sale netted more than $38,000 in one day. Groupon took a 50 percent cut of the proceeds and sent a check to Diimmel for the rest, said Julie Mossler, Groupon spokeswoman.
A bad batch of asphalt prompted the Washington Department of Transportation to order a “re-do” on a 1,200-foot-long stretch of state Highway 14 near Interstate 5.
VANCOUVER — United Grain Corp., exporter of grain products at the Port of Vancouver, is asking Vancouver city officials to approve development permits for a planned expansion of its facilities.
Impact will likely be felt at local schools by early 2011
Southwest Washington educators face an early mid-term exam: They’re bracing for across-the-board budget cuts ordered by Gov. Chris Gregoire.
PORTLAND — The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network has awarded Ken Hood, founder of Vancouver-based Clear Access, with a Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Award.
A daily list of death notices.
Mohegan’s financial difficulties place more doubts on Cowlitz casino project
While the federal government continues its lengthy process to determine if the Cowlitz Tribe may build a mega-casino near La Center, the growing question is whether the tribe will ever find the money to do so. That lingering doubt is good news because, as we’ve editorialized before, a $510 million gambling operation in north Clark County would deteriorate the local quality of life in many ways. Any prospective casino jobs would not be the reliable, high-paying jobs that the county needs, and sudden and massive new strains on social services would occur if gambling stakes such a huge claim here.
Births, Marriage dissolutions, Marriage licenses, Court sentencings
Portland opens 2010-11 season with talented roster
Ty Rattie experienced one of hockey’s great thrills during his rookie season in the Western Hockey League. He scored the game-winning goal in overtime in Game 7 as the Portland Winterhawks advanced to the second round of the playoffs. It was a thrill for the kid from Alberta, and for fans of a team that had for three years been about the worst in the WHL.
Therese Bock, a 14-year-old Prairie High School freshman, is taking the stage as a member of the chorus in Portland Opera’s fall production pairing “Pagliacci” and “Carmina Burana.” This is her second time singing for the Portland Opera. She performed in last fall’s “La Bohème.”
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- The McClatchy Co. has named Mark Owings president and publisher of The Bellingham Herald.
LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- A Lynnwood woman who had been missing since Sept. 15 was found dead Thursday at a rest stop in California.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Public Health District in Yakima says billboards with blunt language about colon cancer have drawn some complaints. But, they're also getting across the message for people to get a screening test.
HOLBROOK, Mass. (AP) -- Aye Carumba! A Bart Simpson statue has been stolen from outside of a Massachusetts restaurant.
TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) -- More than 2,000 pounds of rare wine grapes were stolen from a vineyard in the Red Mountain area near the Tri-Cities.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Yakima couple accused of buying bear gall bladders were released after a court hearing Thursday set a tentative trial date in November.
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- The Longview City Council told the city attorney to start drafting an ordinance to ban transients from camping in the city.
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) -- Seton Hall athletic director Joseph Quinlan Jr. has announced he'll resign next month.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia postal carrier has been sentenced to probation after admitting he stored more than 12,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his garage.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says he believes it was illegal for City Council President Richard Conlin to sign off on environmental documents needed for a new $2 billion tunnel for Highway 99.
SEATTLE (AP) -- When Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said he needed more time to consider a new $2 billion tunnel for Highway 99, City Council President Richard Conlin stepped in and signed a state Transportation Department document.
BERLIN (AP) -- Three Kenyans will be running for a marathon world record on Sunday when they take to the flat streets of the German capital in the Berlin Marathon.
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- Kimberley Smith scored 25 points to help Canada upset China 65-61 in the women's basketball world championship on Friday.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The last time No. 20 Southern California came to Pullman, the Trojans laid a 69-0 licking on Washington State that was the worst loss in the program's history.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State had a quiet flight home from Wisconsin, the players bummed after missing so many opportunities in the loss to the 11th-ranked Badgers.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Police say 13 officers have been arrested on charges of aiding the escape of eight prisoners from a court in South Africa's commercial capital.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A tow-truck driver has been killed in a crash on Interstate 5 in Seattle.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are surging at the open after news that orders for manufactured goods excluding the volatile transportation sector rose sharply last month.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are extending their gains after a report showed orders for manufacturing goods aside from the volatile transportation sector rose sharply last month.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A man described as one of Seattle's most violent criminals has been sentenced to 48 years in prison for attempting to kill a grand jury witness.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A man described as one of the most violent criminals in Seattle history is being sentenced by a federal judge Friday for what prosecutors hope is the last time.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A federal judge in Tacoma is deciding whether to reinstate a lesbian flight nurse to the Air Force.
GENEVA (AP) -- Switzerland's finance minister has sparked hilarity in the Alpine nation by collapsing into giggles while answering a parliamentary question about imports of cured meats.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are edging higher as traders eye reports on durable goods orders and new home sales for new clues about the health of the economy.
Preview of Skyview-Camas high school football game
BOISE, ID. (AP) -- Four California Condors are set to fly off and begin a new life. The birds will be released in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona Saturday.
Preview of the Mountain View-Heritage high school football game
Preview of Hudson's Bay-Battle Ground high school football game
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Austrian driver Christian Klien will drive for Hispania at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, replacing Sakon Yamamoto, who has food poisoning.
Preview of Kelso-Union high school football game
Lessons learned from a 1-8 campaign last season have helped the Ridgefield football team open up 2010 with a 3-0 record, heading into Friday's game against La Center.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) -- American Cruise Lines will offer eight riverboat cruises between New Orleans and Memphis beginning in 2012 with stops in Vicksburg and Natchez.
Preview of Evergreen-Eisenhower high school football game
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) -- Fourth-seeded Elena Vesnina of Russia rallied in the third set to beat fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 and advance to the final of the Tashkent Open.
Preview of Castle Rock-Stevenson high school football game
Preview of Ridgefield-La Center high school football game
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The International Boxing Association has lifted the suspension of South Korean amateur fighters, clearing the way for them to compete at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China in November and the 2012 London Olympics.
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Formula One team Lotus Racing will change its name to Team Lotus next year amid a struggle for control of the brand name in motor sports.
Preview of Hockinson-Mark Morris high school football game
Preview of Prairie-Fort Vancouver high school football game
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Negotiations have ended for the day in the divorce case of Jamie and Frank McCourt that could determine future ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mediation has begun between Jamie and Frank McCourt in their divorce trial that could determine future ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A judge has found the man accused of killing rookie Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others guilty of driving on a suspended license, but the jury is still deliberating other charges, including three counts of murder.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Another milestone has been reached in building a $750 million Boeing aircraft assembly plant on the South Carolina coast.