Stories for February 5, 2011
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Police say they're searching for two suspects in a shooting at an Ohio fraternity house that killed one student and injured 11 people, including six students, just north of the Youngstown State University campus.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus killed one student and injured 11 people, including six students.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus killed one student and injured 11 people, including six students.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus killed one student and injured 11 people, including six students.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Police in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house near the Youngstown State University campus killed one person and injured 11.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian pole vaulting great Yelena Isinbayeva was victorious on her return to action at the Russian Winter indoor meet Sunday after an 11-month hiatus from competition.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) -- Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-7 (10), 6-2, 6-1 to give Belgium an insurmountable 3-0 lead over the United States and a place in the Fed Cup semifinals.
Those hoping to become citizens must first navigate a flurry of paperwork
Maria Ruiz has felt both blessed and voiceless since 1989. That’s when she escaped a bad marriage and a bad economy in Mexico and came to the United States. Since then, she said, she has been living the American Dream: Working hard, providing a better life for her children, falling in love and marrying a wonderful partner, buying a home and settling down in Portland.
ZWIESEL, Germany (AP) -- Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany won a women's World Cup giant slalom race Sunday to give herself a major boost ahead of the world championships.
OBERSTDORF, Germany (AP) -- Austria won a ski flying World Cup team event Sunday, finishing ahead of Norway and Germany.
DEMINO, Russia (AP) -- Russia won the men's 4x10-kilometer relay and Italy dominated the women's 4x5-kilometer event at a World Cup meet Sunday.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Thomas Bjorn of Denmark won the Qatar Masters on Sunday, shooting a bogey-free 3-under 69 to beat Alvaro Quiros of Spain by four shots.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Authorities say Corinthians player William Morais was killed in a robbery attempt in southeastern Brazil.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The International Cricket Council is satisfied that the bans imposed on three Pakistan cricketers found guilty of corruption will help restore integrity to the tainted sport.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won their reverse singles and paired to win the doubles Sunday, lifting Russia to a stunning comeback for a 3-2 victory over France in the Fed Cup World Group.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is replacing Maria Sharapova in the first reverse singles match and will play Alize Cornet on Sunday in the first-round Fed Cup tie between Russia and France.
FIRCREST — The next time you head to the Firstenburg Center, check out the new equipment in the fitness center. Here’s what’s new: Precor EFX 576i elliptical fitness cross-trainer, a Precor 954i treadmill and a Precor RBK 815 recumbent bike. And coming soon: A WaterRower Club rowing machine .
COLUMBIA WAY — Members of Portland Yacht Club have elected Rod Wells and his wife, Judy, as Commodore and First Lady for 2011. The Vancouver couple were elected at the club’s recent Commodore’s Ball. The club’s membership, about half powerboaters and half sailors, currently numbers 360, including 260 boat owning members. The Wells own a 47-foot powerboat aptly named “Hey Jude.”
RIDGEFIELD — The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation recently appointed Kerri Clary to its board of trustees. An employee of Ridgefield-based Agave Jeans, Clary brings a strong background in fundraising and a commitment to the success of Ridgefield School District. “I know the foundation has the potential to positively affect every student in Ridgefield,” said Clary, whose two daughters attend Union Ridge Elementary School .
ARCADIA, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio fire official says some residents are returning to their homes after a freight train carrying volatile chemicals derailed about 50 miles south of Toledo.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia says that fighting between Thai and Cambodian troops has broken out for a fourth day along their disputed frontier.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police say small bombs near two police stations in the country's largest city have wounded two people.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A doctor says the wife of one of the Pakistani men allegedly shot and killed by an American official has tried to commit suicide by eating rat poison.
Cleveland’s losing streak reached 24 games as Wesley Matthews scored 31 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 111-105 win Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor is going home to her Bel Air mansion, just in time for her 94th birthday.
YACHATS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say crews have recovered the body of a second teenager who was swept off a rocky outcropping into the Pacific Ocean.
YACHATS, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon State Police says two teenage boys died after waves swept them off a rocky outcropping and into the ocean.
DALLAS (AP) -- On the eve of the Super Bowl, those making the party scene included everyone from Ariana Huffington to Pauly D of "Jersey Shore."
Couples today have myriad options for what to do with their last names upon marriage.
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) -- The Lane County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 50-year-old man was fatally shot southeast of Cottage Grove.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers has turned the Green Bay Packers into Super Bowl champions once again.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The NFL's smallest city has a system.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Orlando Johnson scored a career-high 39 points, including eight in overtime, to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 93-86 victory against UC Davis on Saturday night.
Man was assisting driver of disabled vehicle when hit by car
The Washington State Patrol has identified the man killed Friday when he was struck by a car on state Highway 14 near Pearson Field in Vancouver. Bradley E. Bouton, 52, of Vancouver was struck by a car at about 9 p.m. as he was assisting the driver of a disabled pickup on the shoulder of the highway’s westbound lanes at the offramp to Columbia House Boulevard, according to the WSP. He died at the scene.
EWING, Ky. (AP) -- Woodie Fryman, who pitched 18 seasons in the major leagues and was inducted into the Montreal Expos' Hall of Fame in 1995, has died. He was 70.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Shawn Lewis posted his first double-double of the season with 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead Cal Poly past Pacific 58-39 on Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Billy White scored 19 points and Kawhi Leonard had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead sluggish No. 7 San Diego State to a 60-53 victory over TCU on Saturday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rashad Green scored a game-high 18 points Saturday night, leading San Francisco to a 68-62 victory over Santa Clara as the Dons took sole possession of second place in the West Coast Conference.
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Jeff Ledbetter scored 15 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Idaho to a 75-61 victory against Hawaii on Saturday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Nemanja Mitrovic scored 20 points and Jared Stohl added 16 points as Portland never trailed in a 71-55 victory over Seattle on Saturday night.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) -- Brandon Brekke had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Troy Huff and Patrick Mitchell added 16 points each as North Dakota defeated South Dakota 83-73 on Saturday night.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Jeff Tedford is following up his first losing season at California with some sweeping changes to his coaching staff.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- Carl Montgomery scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds Saturday night to lead Chicago State to its first road victory of the season, 70-64 over Texas-Pan American.
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Jay Couisnard and Reggie Chamberlain each scored 22 points and UMKC defeated Southern Utah 71-68 on Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Mychel Thompson hit a desperation 35-foot shot at the buzzer to tie the game at the end of regulation and then scored 12 of his 25 points in overtime as Pepperdine beat San Diego 70-63 on Saturday night.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Tremayne Johnson's layup with 19 seconds left lifted Eastern Washington past Idaho State 69-67 on Saturday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 121-105 Saturday night for their fifth win in six games.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Isaiah Canaan scored 21 points to lead Murray State to its fifth consecutive victory, a 67-58 win over Austin Peay on Saturday night.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Bradshaw's dunk with 3 seconds remaining lifted UC Riverside to a 70-69 win over Cal State-Fullerton on Saturday night.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Kevin Martin went scored 31 points, including 15-for-15 shooting from the free-throw line, and the Houston Rockets won for the first time in six overtime games this year, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 95-93 on Saturday night.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Isiah Williams scored a game-high 24 points, including six 3-pointers, to lift Utah Valley to a 73-66 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Chandler Parsons scored 17 points, Alex Tyus made two big defensive plays late and Florida beat No. 10 Kentucky 70-68 Saturday night.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Pierce Hornung had 10 points and 11 rebounds off the bench Saturday night to lift Colorado State to a 59-56 victory over Wyoming.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Thomas Coleman scored 30 points and had 12 rebounds to lead North Carolina A&T to a 78-73 overtime victory over Delaware State on Saturday night.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Devon Beitzel had 15 points and six assists as Northern Colorado moved into sole possession of first place in the Big Sky Conference by beating Portland State 85-72 on Saturday night.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Reggie Moore had 14 points and DeAngelo Casto added 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead Washington State to a 61-55 win against Oregon State Saturday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Zach Bohannon scored a career-high 12 points and Air Force pulled away from Utah early then held on for a 54-49 victory Saturday night.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Travis Bureau made two free throws with 1 second remaining to lift Louisiana-Lafayette over Arkansas-Little Rock 67-66 on Saturday night.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Drew Kelly scored 21 points to lead four Morehead State players in double figures as the Eagles romped to a 76-60 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) -- Stefon Johnson had 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and hit the game-winning free throw in Gardner-Webb's 63-62 win over Presbyterian on Saturday night.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Brett Royster scored 18 points and hit a layup with 4 seconds left to lift Florida Atlantic to a 73-72 victory over Florida International on Saturday night.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Cameron Jones scored 17 points and Northern Arizona snapped a six-game losing streak against Montana with a 70-53 win on Saturday night.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Devon Baker scored a career-high 28 points and Northwestern State used a 7-0 run down the stretch to defeat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 72-66 on Saturday night.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Chris Fouch scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half as Drexel came back to defeat Delaware 58-48 in a Colonial Athletic Association game on Saturday night.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas State's defense held Denver to 13 first-half points and the Red Wolves went on to an easy 60-35 win over the Pioneers Saturday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Melvin Johnson III scored 24 points and UTSA rallied to defeat Lamar 70-64 Saturday night.
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) -- Shay Shine scored 18 points and High Point held off a Radford rally to take a 72-70 victory on Saturday night.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Frank Gaines scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead IPFW to a 67-56 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday night.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Brett McClanahan's 10 points and Akron's defense led to a 59-41 win over Toledo on Saturday night.
BOSTON (AP) -- American Russell Brown had a personal-best time of 3 minutes, 54.81 seconds to win the men's mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday.
NORMAL, Ala. (AP) -- Paul Crosby scored 16 points and Falando Jones nailed a 3-pointer in the final minute to lift Mississippi Valley State over Alabama A&M 63-60 on Saturday night.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Travele Jones snagged his third double-double of the season, scoring a game-high 20 points and pulling down 12 rebounds, to lead Texas Southern past Prairie View 63-58 on Saturday night.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Zasu sent Turbulent Descent to the first loss of her career in Saturday's $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Josten Crow and Gilberto Clavell scored 20 points each and Nafis Richardson added 19 as Sam Houston State stormed back in the second half to beat Southeastern Louisiana 75-65 on Saturday night.
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's sumo association says it has canceled its tournament next month due to a match-fixing scandal.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jordan Campbell scored 21 points to lead a furious rally that led Belmont to a 69-67 victory over North Florida on Saturday night.
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) -- Matthew Dellavedova broke out of a three-game shooting slump to score 23 points, Mickey McConnell added 16 points and 10 assists and Saint Mary's held on to beat Loyola Marymount 79-70 on Saturday night.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Ben Smith scored 14 points off the bench to help Wichita State coast past Illinois State 74-57 on Saturday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Tatiyiana McMorris made a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left to give No. 23 Marquette a 55-52 victory over St. John's on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Keith Wright had 25 points, but it was Oliver McNally's jumper with 11 seconds left in double overtime that lifted Harvard to an 83-82 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday night.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Oral Roberts used a 23-5 second-half run to rally for an 81-73 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday night.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Brandon Wood scored 31 points, including five in overtime, to lead Valparaiso to an 86-78 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday night.
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) -- Nik Cochran came off the bench to score all 16 of his points in the second half and JP Kuhlman also scored 16 points as Davidson pulled away in the second half to beat Chattanooga 73-59 on Saturday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Drew Stafford scored twice and added an assist, Thomas Vanek had a goal and two assists, and Ryan Miller finished with 23 saves to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 6-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) -- Tyrone Conley scored 22 points and New Hampshire defeated Binghamton 65-59 on Saturday night.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Vaughn Duggins scored 28 points to lead Wright State over Illinois-Chicago 69-63 on Saturday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Tyson Chandler grabbed 15 rebounds against his former team, and the Dallas Mavericks extended the NBA's longest active winning streak to eight with a 101-92 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.
DALLAS (AP) -- Michael Vick has won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) -- Jordan Glynn had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Stephen F. Austin closed the game on a 17-2 run to defeat McNeese State 65-50 Saturday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Kemba Walker scored 19 points and No. 6 Connecticut stopped a two-game losing streak with a 61-59 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday night after trailing by 10 points with 8:17 to play.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Family members and friends complained to Oregon prison officials this week that a phone company providing service to inmates jacked up rates without notice, and the state Department of Corrections demanded a rollback.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Noah Dahlman scored 22 points and Cameron Rundles added 19 to lead Wofford to a 74-60 victory over The Citadel on Saturday night.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- Trevor Deloach scored 28 points and Keith Rendleman added 22 to lead North Carolina Wilmington to a 91-81 win over William & Mary on Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tyler Murray made two free throws with 9 seconds left and Wagner held off Monmouth (N.J.) 63-60 on Saturday night.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Sharif Adamu scored 12 points and Alabama State defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 60-48 on Saturday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Natalie Novosel scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half to lead No. 8 Notre Dame past South Florida 76-68 on Saturday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Alex Young scored 31 points Saturday night as IUPUI snapped the 20-game Summit League winning streak of Oakland, Mich., with a 100-88 victory.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle businesswoman who quit as the U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg following a scathing State Department review says problems existed at the embassy long before her tenure.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Drew Ferry scored 20 points and Cornell hit 16 3-pointers to defeat Brown 91-79 on Saturday night for the Big Red's first Ivy League victory of the season.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chris Wright scored 27 points to lead Dayton to an 85-81 victory over La Salle, snapping a three-game road losing streak.
DALLAS (AP) -- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning says all the talk about Dallas' chilly weather will be old news come Sunday.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- Kwame Morgan scored 14 points and Darrion Pellum added 12 as Hampton defeated South Carolina State 64-53 on Saturday night.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Greg Mangano scored 21 points and Yale defeated Columbia 72-67 Saturday night for its sixth win in eight games.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Marion County sheriff's officers say they are interviewing a person of interest in a homicide at a home east of Salem.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies are investigating what they call a suspicious death of a Salem man in his home.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Ian Hummer scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half as Princeton pulled away from a halftime tie to beat Dartmouth 68-53 on Saturday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Pistons guard Richard Hamilton says Saturday he has no idea why he was inactive for Detroit's 92-82 win over New Jersey the night before and doesn't know what to expect next.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Chris Warren took control in the second half, scoring 19 points as Mississippi pulled away for a 69-60 win over Arkansas on Saturday.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Scott Bamforth scored 15 of his game-high 18 points before halftime and Weber State hit a dozen 3-pointers on the way to beating Montana State 78-58 on Saturday.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Uga VIII, Georgia's white English bulldog mascot, has been buried at Sanford Stadium beside his predecessors.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Jeremy Green scored a season-high 23 points and Josh Owens added 16 as Stanford defeated Arizona State 83-75 on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ashton Gibbs tied a career-high with 25 points and No. 4 Pittsburgh took advantage of the fact Cincinnati was playing without suspended forward Yancy Gates, beating the Bearcats 71-59 on Saturday night.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Spencer Perrin scored 19 points and Eastern Kentucky rallied in the second half to beat Jacksonville State 57-51 on Saturday to sweep the season series.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- Jordan Dykstra scored 20 points to lead South Dakota State to a 102-73 blowout win over Centenary on Saturday night, extending the nation's longest Division I losing streak to 30 games.
KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Rodriguez Sherman scored 17 points as Kent State defeated Central Michigan 66-53 in a Mid-American Conference game on Saturday.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- The Ronald Reagan centennial endowment campaign has surpassed its $100 million goal on the eve of the Gipper's birthday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Hornets starting small forward Trevor Ariza and fill-in starting center Jason Smith both are unavailable for New Orleans' home game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night.
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Julian Boyd scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Long Island snapped a 10-game losing streak against Quinnipiac 84-74 on Saturday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Top offensive line prospect Cyrus Kouandjio has opted to play for Alabama instead of Crimson Tide rival Auburn.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Jontae Sherrod scored 23 points and East Carolina sent Central Florida to its seventh straight loss in a 68-61 victory on Saturday.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) -- Kevin White scored 22 points and had eight assists and Tyler Hines added a double-double to lead Maryland-Eastern Shore over Norfolk State 88-84 on Saturday.
YACHATS, Ore. (AP) -- The State Police say two teenagers have drowned after waves swept them off a rocky outcropping on Oregon's central coast and into the ocean
MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Brian Mills scored 20 points and Mercer avenged an earlier loss to Campbell with a 63-45 rout on Saturday.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Chad Gray and Desmond Holloway each scored 22 points to lead Coastal Carolina to a 99-86 win over Virginia Military Institute on Saturday.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Sergio Kerusch and Juan Pattillo had 17 points each to lead Western Kentucky to an 81-61 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- Tony Bishop posted a double-double and Texas State opened with a 37-6 burst to put away cold-shooting Nicholls State 75-60 on Saturday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Gallo scored all eight of his points in overtime to lead Coppin State past league-leading Bethune-Cookman 90-79 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Giant Oak unleashed a powerful stretch rally to capture the Grade 1 $500,000 Donn Handicap by two lengths over Morning Line at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Charles Jenkins scored 21 points and Shemiye McLendon scored the game's final four points on free throws as Hofstra rallied to defeat Northeastern 78-75 on Saturday for its first win in four games.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Landon Clement scored 11 of his career-high 26 points in the final 31 seconds as North Carolina Central defeated Howard 79-70 on Saturday.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will have surgery on Feb. 12 to repair a torn tendon in his right ankle.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Justin Hurtt hit a game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime, then scored two key baskets in the extra period as Tulsa beat Houston 76-71 on Saturday.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Mitch Rolls' 23 points and seven assists helped Colgate win back-to-back games for only the second time this season Saturday in a 77-71 victory over Army.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Taneisha Harrison scored 30 points and Pittsburgh finished the game with a 11-0 run to snap No. 14 West Virginia's 31-game home winning streak, 60-53 on Saturday.
SEATTLE (AP) -- An alpine rescue group has found the body of a 40-year-old skier who went missing in the backcountry near Snoqualmie Pass about 50 miles east of Seattle.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Akeem Bennett scored 15 points and Travis Nichols added 14 as St. Francis (N.Y.) cruised to a 78-51 win over Sacred Heart on Saturday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Ayron Hardy and Delwan Graham each scored 14 points and Jacksonville beat Lipscomb 78-68 on Saturday to sweep the season series.
DALLAS (AP) -- Desmond Howard says he felt threatened by Phil Simms during a confrontation about comments the ESPN analyst made about Simms' son, Tennessee quarterback Matt Simms.
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Jimmer Fredette scored 16 of his game-high 29 points from the free-throw line, and reserve Stephen Rogers added 12 points as No. 9 BYU swepts its season series against UNLV with a 78-64 victory on Saturday.
CHICAGO (AP) -- A prominent Chicago-area strip club owner found with $12 million in cash has been sentenced to a year in prison for tax crimes.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are asking their state-level counterparts and law enforcement agencies in Oregon counties to help keep guns out of the hands of abusers in domestic violence cases.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Adam Leonard finished with 19 points and every Missouri State starter scored in double figures as the Bears defeated Indiana State 73-66 Saturday.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's interior minister has suspended all activities of the country's former ruling party amid the most serious protests since the country's autocratic ruler fled into exile.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Crowds have pillaged and burned a police station in a Tunisian town where officers had shot and killed two demonstrators.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- The official Tunisian news agency says a police chief in the northwestern town of Klef fired at a crowd of angry people, killing at least four people and injuring 17 others.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Linebacker Eddie Jones tackled Damien Berry at the 1-yard line on fourth down with 55 seconds to go, helping Team Texas hold on for a 13-7 victory over Team Nation in the NFLPA All-Star game on Saturday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Anthony Hill scored 29 points and had a double-double to lead Wisconsin-Milwaukee to its fourth straight victory in an 88-75 decision over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Andrew Warren scored 23 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds remaining and a pair of free throws that clinched it, as Bradley defeated a short-handed Southern Illinois team 69-66 Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Dynamo minority owner Oscar De La Hoya joined city and county officials Saturday at the groundbreaking for the team's $95 million, soccer-specific stadium.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State suspended freshman C.J. Leslie for Saturday's game at No. 5 Duke for violating an unspecified team rule.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) -- Germany won the mixed relay at the biathlon World Cup on Saturday, while the U.S. team finished seventh.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Julyan Stone scored 23 points and UTEP defeated Rice 59-53 Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Cameron Moore pulled down 16 rebounds and scored 14 points to lead Alabama-Birmingham past Tulane 47-39 on Saturday, extending the Green Wave's losing streak to seven games.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Authorities in Seattle say bovine met the shoreline when beachfront residents found the body of a 400-pound cow washed up by the surf.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Andre Jones scored 11 points and had a steal and a free throw in the last 30 seconds to help Winthrop defeat North Carolina-Asheville 57-53 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toby's Corner has won the $98,000 Whirlaway Stakes on a muddy Aqueduct track, rallying from last and beating favorite J J's Lucky Train by two lengths.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Celeste Hoewisch scored 14 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay took a big lead early in cruising to an 84-25 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Danielle Adams scored 22 of her 26 points in the second half and No. 6 Texas A&M beat Texas Tech 79-65 on Saturday, handing the Lady Raiders their fifth straight loss.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Jauwan Scaife had 22 points and Ball State snapped a four-game losing streak with a 72-71 victory over Buffalo on Saturday.
LORETTO, Pa. (AP) -- Frankie Dobbs' jump shot with 1 second left gave Bryant a 70-69 win over St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rubylee Wright scored 14 points to help No. 17 Georgetown pull away from Cincinnati 55-38 on Saturday.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -- Trey Sumler scored 19 points to lead all five Western Carolina starters in double figures as the Catamounts held off North Carolina-Greensboro 83-73 on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-hander Francisco Liriano on a one-year, $4.3 million deal that avoids arbitration.
No three-way tie for first after Camas tops Mountain View
The Papermakers won their first boys basketball league title in 49 years with a start-to-finish, 60-37 victory Friday night over the Mountain View Thunder.
Beavers win their 13th league title in past 15 years
Woodland wrapped up the Class 2A Greater St. Helens League girls basketball title with a 52-45 win over Mark Morris.
The Mountain View girls basketball team rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat Camas 50-45.
Columbia River junior Jennifer DeBellis won two of the four events and was the all-around champion on Friday as the Chieftains won another gymnastics title.
There’s a long list of things that make life worth living, right? A good job that you enjoy, a fair wage that keeps you in bread and butter, strong relationships you can count on.
Prairie’s Katryn Comeau bowled her worst game of the day in the final game, but it was still good enough to earn the senior fifth place at the Class 3A/2A state bowling championship in University Place.
Chemical in plant's waste will require special license, but no danger posed
A concentration of radioactive material above state standards has been found on the property of a chemical processing facility near the Port of Vancouver, prompting the state to ask for more oversight. The Washington Department of Health sent a letter to General Chemical, located at 2611 W. 26th Ave., last week, informing them that a pond holding wastewater from mineral processing had a high enough concentration of radium 226 to require a Radioactive Materials License.
High school sports results from games reported Friday, Feb. 4
The Washington State Patrol is making its last call for applicants who are interested in training to become a state trooper.
She created At Home, At School program
Susan Finley, associate professor of teaching and learning at Washington State University Vancouver, is one of four recipients of the annual Sahlin awards given to WSU faculty members. She will be honored March 25 at the 2010-11 Showcase celebration of excellence in Pullman.
Motorists can now check out some new angles on state Highway 14 in Vancouver. The Washington Department of Transportation this week brought online new traffic cameras at Blandford Drive, Shorewood Drive, Cascade Park Drive and Southeast 164th Avenue.
Measure encourages higher education for the middle class
In recent years, tuition at Washington’s public universities and colleges has gone up and up and up. Millions of dollars are now diverted to financial aid, a somewhat effective means to soften the blow on lower-income families and students. So who gets squeezed most? Why, the middle class, of course: Too many assets to qualify for numerous student grants or loans, hardly enough to elude the bite of relentless tuition hikes.
Flashing lights may save a life; La Center should join casino fight
Cheers: To flashing lights and other enhancements at the foot of C Street in downtown Vancouver, where more than one person has driven onto westbound state Highway 14 going the wrong way. At least one accident resulted in a death. Since C Street was modified from one-way to two-way traffic as far south as Seventh Street, transportation officials have consistently said the wrong-way signs and other warnings there met the standard. To their credit, they made the improvements anyway. The new solar-powered perimeter lights, plus some additional tree-trimming to make the signs stand out better, cost about $18,000. That’s not much money compared with the cost of even one more serious accident. Jeers: To the city of La Center’s decision not to join a coalition led by Clark County that will seek to block the Cowlitz Tribe’s casino plans. The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently granted the tribe permission to establish its reservation near the La Center Junction, and to operate a large casino there. There are many reasons to oppose this project, including its low-wage jobs and promotion of unhealthy habits. But La Center would seem to have an even more important stake: A casino will likely out-compete the cardrooms that currently form the city’s tax base.
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Preliminary homebuilding activity increased a bit from December to January within Vancouver’s urban growth boundary, although builders were still less busy than they were a year ago.
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A Washougal man traveling on Interstate 5 in Corning, Calif., was allegedly in possession of marijuana when he was stopped by police Thursday.
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New paintings by Washougal artist Elida Field are now on display at downtown Vancouver’s Art on the Boulevard gallery. Field’s paintings focus on transitions in her life. Her works on display include mixed-media work and a series of paintings inspired by recent trips to Italy. Field has found success on the national art scene, as well. In 2007, she was selected by Fort Vancouver National Park to create an ornament for the White House Christmas tree.
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SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) -- A Washington state motorist who killed a cyclist and injured a runner competing in a relay race in northern Idaho last summer has been granted a reduced sentence.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Scootie Randall scored 27 points as Temple defeated Rhode Island 80-67 Saturday afternoon for its fourth straight win.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber's new budget proposal for Oregon's state government contains nearly $80 million worth of tax breaks aimed at creating jobs.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Rion Brown made three free throws to tie the game with 13.7 seconds left in regulation, Adrian Thomas finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds and Miami beat Virginia 70-68 on Saturday.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Anthony Jones' layup with 3.1 seconds left in overtime lifted the Baylor Bears to a 76-74 win over No. 16 Texas A&M on Saturday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Isaiah Wilkerson scored on a layup with 2 seconds left to lift the New Jersey Institute of Technology to a 65-64 victory over Longwood on Saturday.
DETROIT (AP) -- Chase Simon scored 28 points Saturday to pace Detroit to an 81-71 victory over Loyola of Chicago.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- David Oliver has won the 60-meter indoor hurdles at the Sparkassen Cup, with Olympic champion Dayron Robles unable to finish.
LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida high school soccer goalkeeper has been charged with a felony count of hitting an opposing player during a post-game brawl.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A logging museum in Tacoma that features a camp and railroad is on the brink of closing.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Rick Jackson scored a season-high 21 points and Kris Joseph added 14 to lead No. 17 Syracuse to a 72-49 rout of struggling South Florida on Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The crazy crowd scene at AT&T Park resembled opening day in April. Giants pitcher Brian Wilson and catcher Buster Posey needed a police escort to make their way through the concourse.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Ryan Pearson had 18 points and 11 rebounds as George Mason won its ninth straight game with a 62-45 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Tony Taylor scored 25 points and had nine assists, and George Washington held off a late second-half rally to beat Charlotte 73-67 on Saturday.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Jeremy Price matched his career high with 22 points and Georgia overcame a 30-point explosion by Auburn's Earnest Ross to beat the Tigers 81-72 in overtime on Saturday.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Jean-Paul Olukemi scored 19 points, Darrell Williams added a career-high 18 points and 12 rebounds and Oklahoma State raced back from an early 15-point deficit to snap Oklahoma's four-game winning streak and claim an 81-75 victory in the Bedlam rivalry game Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- The Kontinental Hockey League says Russian defenseman Denis Kulyash has smashed hockey's hardest shot record.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors guard Charlie Bell has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Harper's 16 points led three Spiders in double figures as Richmond defeated Fordham 77-60 on Saturday afternoon, handing the Rams their 35th consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference loss.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jerai Grant scored 20 points, Demontez Stitt added 16 and Clemson used a 22-0 in the first half to beat reeling Georgia Tech 65-56 on Saturday.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Levi Giese scored a career-high 19 points and Lafayette held off Holy Cross 76-70 on Saturday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Rayvonte Rice scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2:17 remaining, as Drake knocked off Northern Iowa 72-69 Saturday.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Michael Riddle won the men's gold and Rosalind Groenewoud took the women's, giving Canada a sweep of the halfpipe titles at the Freestyle World Ski Championships on Saturday.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Danielle Robinson scored 20 points and No. 13 Oklahoma rebounded from its most lopsided loss of the season by beating No. 22 Iowa State 65-62 on Saturday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Mother Nature messed with Texas and might not be finished.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Unseeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia advanced to his first ATP final after rallying to beat third-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 at the Zagreb Indoors on Saturday.
POULSBO, Wash. (AP) -- The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office says two people were killed when a sport-utility vehicle struck a utility pole and burst into flames in Poulsbo.
BOSTON (AP) -- Logan Couture scored on one of just 18 shots for San Jose as the surging Sharks shut out the Boston Bruins 2-0 on Saturday.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Santiago Giraldo of Colombia and Tommy Robredo of Spain each rallied from a set down to win their semifinals and advance to Sunday's final of the Movistar Open, the first ATP event of the season on clay.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Eighth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia has reached his first ATP final by defeating No. 5 seed Potito Starace of Italy 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1 in the Movistar Open.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Josh Davis scored 13 points and Gregg Wooten had all 12 of his points in the second half to lead Samford over Georgia Southern 58-50 on Saturday.
DALLAS (AP) -- Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Erik Walden did not participate in Saturday's jog-through practice, putting his availability for the Super Bowl in doubt.
HOBART, Australia (AP) -- Flavia Pennetta extended her Fed Cup winning streak to 10 matches with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Jarmila Groth on Sunday, sending two-time defending champion Italy past Australia in a first-round World Group match.
HOBART, Australia (AP) -- Francesca Schiavone outlasted Sam Stosur 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-5 to give two-time defending champion Italy a 2-1 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup World Group match.
BOSTON (AP) -- Reggie Jackson scored all 10 of his points in the closing 11 minutes and Boston College held on for a 58-56 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday despite the Hokies having three chances in the final 24 seconds.
CESANA, Italy (AP) -- Sandra Kiriasis and Aleksandr Zubkov won the women's and men's two-person bobsled overall titles in the last World Cup of the season on Saturday.
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) -- Bradford Burgess scored 22 points, Jamie Skeen had 17 and Virginia Commonwealth held off James Madison's late surge, winning 70-66 on Saturday.
DALLAS (AP) -- The NFL and its players' union are holding their first formal bargaining session in more than two months.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The blizzard that buried Chicago in snow has revived a longstanding tradition of calling "dibs" on parking spaces -- and the controversy that goes with it.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Georgetown nearly blew an 18-point second-half lead and overcame a 43-point performance by Marshon Brooks as the No. 13 Hoyas held on to beat Providence 83-81 on Saturday for their sixth straight win.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Maalik Wayns scored 17 points, Corey Fisher had 16 and No. 12 Villanova pulled away late to beat No. 25 West Virginia 66-50 on Saturday.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon lawmakers will consider whether the state should become the first to pass a ban on plastic bags, a measure recycling advocates believe would trigger a domino effect among other states.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Longtime Republican state Sen. Bob McCaslin of Spokane is blasting one of his potential replacements.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Junior college defensive tackle John Jenkins has joined Georgia's class of signees.
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Suspended Michigan State guard Korie Lucious is considering transferring to Iowa State.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A superstar donor of President Barack Obama's last campaign who later became ambassador to Luxembourg says she has filed a rebuttal to a State Department review that found her tenure to be a disaster.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- West Virginia leading scorer Casey Mitchell returned to the lineup against Villanova, ending a suspension for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks have hired veteran league executive Mark Warkentien as director of pro player personnel.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. Open will rely more on the world ranking than the money list to determine which players get in the field.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A popular piggy bank at Seattle's Pike Place Market took one on the snout.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- Australian Open quarterfinalist Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova won their opening singles matches to give the Czech Republic a 2-0 lead over Slovakia in the Fed Cup on Saturday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Phil Mickelson thrilled the huge crowd on the par-3 16th with a 30-foot birdie putt Saturday and closed within four strokes of leader Tommy Gainey halfway through the frost-delayed Phoenix Open.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- India's Somdev Devvarman cruised into the final of the SA Tennis Open with a 6-2, 6-4 win Saturday over South African wild card Izak van der Merwe.
OLYMPIA (AP) -- In 2003, 150 immigrants were deported after following poor legal advice from a Wenatchee woman who advertised herself as a lawyer. Last year, three immigration assistants agreed to pay thousands of dollars in damages sustained by consumers who followed their bad advice.