Stories for July 15, 2011
New charging stations bolster a growing trend
A first-time Nissan Leaf driver, Wayne Nelson is still building his confidence in the all-electric car. He can’t take it to the beach just yet. He’s driven as much as 110 miles on a single charge, but typically doesn’t venture far outside Vancouver, with charging stations few and far between in Washington. That will soon change — a series of nine new high-powered charging stations is slated to be installed along Interstate 5 and Highway 2 by the end of the year. With stations planned for every 40 to 60 miles on stretches of I-5, Clark County will land in range of the new network.
Shaker collectors have a good time, but they’re serious about their hobby
Don’t mention condiments if you happen to meet members of the Novelty Salt and Pepper Shakers Club in Vancouver this weekend. It’s one thing to collect the unusually shaped containers — but putting salt or pepper in them? That’s just wrong, said Louise Davis, chairwoman of the international club’s 2011 convention taking place at the Red Lion at the Quay. Davis, who lives in Portland and is a member of Northwest Shakers Will Travel, has 2,500 sets of novelty shakers. But you won’t find any on her kitchen table. “At home I use Tupperware or cardboard shakers. Salt is corrosive.”
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Juan Carlos Ferrero rallied past Federico del Bonis of Argentina 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Saturday and will play fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar in the final of the Mercedes Cup.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Juan Carlos Ferrero rallied past Federico del Bonis of Argentina 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 and reach the final of the Mercedes Cup.
SEATTLE (AP) -- When the Legislature finished its work this year, pay cuts for teachers dominated most discussions about the state budget, but school districts across Washington say nothing is ever simple when it comes to the budget and many teachers will not have their pay cut.
BASTAD, Sweden (AP) -- Robin Soderling of Sweden will play David Ferrer of Spain on Sunday in a Swedish Open final between former champions.
BASTAD, Sweden (AP) -- Robin Soderling of Sweden routed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-0 Saturday to advance to the Swedish Open final.
SANDWICH, England (AP) -- Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland shot a 1-under 69 Saturday and takes a one-stroke lead to the final round of the British Open.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Manchester, N.H., say two men held a 15-year-old boy at knifepoint, glued his lips shut and burned him while filming the incident with an iPod.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Panthers have signed defenseman Erik Gudbranson to an entry-level contract.
PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A government official says gunmen have killed seven bus passengers in an ambush in northwest Pakistan.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- A FIFA source says five North Korean players tested positive for steroids at the women's World Cup.
Economy means people buy cheaper cuts.
3-day-old offered for $500 in a Taco Bell, sheriff’s deputies say
A 36-year-old woman is in the Clark County Jail tonight after she allegedly offered to sell her 3-day-old son to another woman for $500 in a Taco Bell restaurant in Hazel Dell. Heidi Knowles was arrested Thursday night for previously issued warrants, according to a bulletin that sheriff’s Sgt. Phil Sample issued Friday evening. Deputies later will ask deputy prosecutors to consider charging Knowles with attempted child selling, which is a class C felony.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams says on Twitter that he has officially signed with Turkey's Besiktas.
Was awaiting air traffic instructions
A pilot who crash-landed his small plane in a gravel pit July 5, putting himself and a passenger in a hospital, had just taken off from Grove Field in Camas and was flying low intentionally — and that led to hitting a tree, an official said. Pilot Steven Leigh Emerson, 54, of Camas later told investigators he was flying low over the hills around Larch Mountain while trying to stay below the controlled airspace of Portland International Airport.
Retention to be prohibited downstream of Bonneville Dam
Joshua Berry accused of assaulting stranger
Vancouver police are seeking a 30-year-old Vancouver man, Joshua Berry, on accusations of first-degree child molestation. According to a news release, police believe Berry to be homeless or “couch-surfing” at a friend’s house somewhere in the metro area. He is known to ride C-Tran.
Barbecue may have been cause
Vancouver firefighters are on the scene of a fire that has damaged the back porch of a home.
HAZEL DELL, Wash. (AP) -- A Vancouver, Wash., woman accused of offering to sell her 3-day-old son for $500 in a Taco Bell restaurant in southwest Washington has been arrested on previously issued warrants.
A partnership of local agencies on Friday got to show off the results of a renovation project aimed at restoring the building to as original a layout as possible.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- West Ruler defeated Real Housewife by a half-length to win Friday night's $68,546 feature at Hollywood Park.
Body found near Rocky Butte
Portland police have recovered the body believed to be that of a 14-year-old girl missing since March.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A father and his young son from Elk, Wash., in Spokane County have been identified as the two people killed last weekend in a small plane crash in rugged terrain in Snohomish County.
A prolific bank robber from Vancouver was sentenced Friday to 12 years, seven months in federal prison for his third robbery in Oregon.
Sunday looks a little nicer
Don't let today's anticipated sunshine fool you: Sadly, the rain will return just in time for the weekend, forecasters predict.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Prosecutors say former NFL running back Corey Dillon has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge in Malibu.
A cyber attack on Clark College's Web server interrupted fall registration for three hours Friday morning.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Colby Lewis pitched four-hit ball over eight innings and Texas got a trio of sacrifice flies plus an RBI single from Michael Young in winning its ninth straight, 4-0 over the Mariners on Friday night.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- An attorney for former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell wants federal prosecutors to investigate the head of a group that filed a complaint last year alleging O'Donnell had illegally spent campaign money.
DETROIT (AP) -- Carlos Guillen is returning to the Detroit Tigers after missing 11 months with a left knee injury.
Officials hope to benefit drowsy students
There’s been a great run in pop culture, lately, for zombies of all kinds. But, Battle Ground school leaders don’t want to see them in classrooms every day. So, they’ve agreed to push school start times back 30 minutes for the upcoming school year, the district has announced.
DETROIT (AP) -- Gavin Floyd allowed six hits into the eighth inning, outpitching Justin Verlander and leading the Chicago White Sox to an 8-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Vancouver restaurant shuttered due to slumping sales
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Asdrubal Cabrera and Grady Sizemore homered, Lonnie Chisenhall singled in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning, and the Cleveland Indians defeated Baltimore 6-5 Friday night to extend the Orioles' losing streak to nine games -- matching Buck Showalter's longest skid as a big league manager.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Angels outfielder Vernon Wells is ill and has been scratched from the lineup against the Oakland Athletics.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Carl Crawford has tested his strained left hamstring in his first rehabilitation game, going 1 for 2 while playing five innings Friday for Triple-A Pawtucket.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have placed outfielder Pat Burrell on the 15-day disabled list with a foot injury and purchased the contract of catcher Hector Sanchez from Triple-A Fresno.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina reserve guard Leslie McDonald has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and could miss the coming season.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Fire officials in Spokane say they found the body of a 67-year-old woman when they responded to a fire at a double-wide manufactured home.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Fire officials in Spokane say they found the body of an older woman when they responded to a fire at a double-wide trailer home.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The King County medical examiner's office has identified the remains found July 8 on a moving conveyor belt at a Seattle recycling plant as those of a 53-year-old Seattle man.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have hired former Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman as a special assignment scout.
EATONVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says the deaths of an older couple found in their home north of Eatonville, Wash., home appear to be a homicide-suicide.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A federal court has awarded the operator of the Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant nearly $49 million in damages from the U.S. Energy Department.
Vancouver theater lightens up summer months with comedy festival
The stage at Slocum House typically goes dark in the summer, but not this July and August. The theater is hosting its first comedy festival, featuring improvisation acts drawing inspiration from sources ranging from Shakespeare to documentarian Ken Burns to B-movies, as well as stand-up comedians, musicians and magicians.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- A U.S. bankruptcy trustee objects to the Los Angeles Dodgers' proposed bankruptcy financing, saying the team has not disclosed enough information about its loan arrangement with a hedge fund.
DENVER (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers and newly acquired reliever Francisco Rodriguez have reworked his contract to alter the terms of a $17.5 million option for next year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Governors from around the country are meeting for three days in Salt Lake City to discuss ongoing economic challenges, education and how to compete in a global market.
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) -- Self-described "pip-squeak" actor Jack Wagner made seven birdies Friday to jump out to the first-round lead at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A federal judge has refused to grant an emergency injunction to halt a government roundup of about 1,700 wild horses from the range in eastern Nevada.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A National Guard soldier from Oregon says she's being asked to repay $10,000 from a signing bonus the military says it shouldn't have offered her.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- X Games star Travis Pastrana finished 22nd in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East on Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span has doctor's clearance to begin a minor-league rehabilitation assignment, five weeks after suffering a concussion.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres have reached agreements to re-sign defenseman Dennis Persson and forward Travis Turnbull each to one-year contracts.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police say they have found remains in their search of a Portland hill for a slain teenager. But they say it may take a few days to make a positive identification.
TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was not in the lineup for Friday night's game against the New York Yankees because of a sore right ankle.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Coax Liberty rallied past the pacesetting Savvy Supreme to win the $60,000 Sometime Thing Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by two lengths on Friday at Belmont Park.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed defenseman Taylor Chorney and center Ryan O'Marra to one-year deals.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- The Calgary Flames have re-signed forward Brendan Morrison to a one-year deal.
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- UCLA right-hander Trevor Bauer has won the Golden Spikes Award as the top amateur baseball player.
NEW YORK (AP) -- American forward Jozy Altidore is headed to the Dutch club AZ Alkmaar.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Players have hit the money at the World Series of Poker main event, with each of the 693 top finishers getting at least $19,000 each.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Players are getting anxious and intense about each hand at the World Series of Poker as the money bubble approaches -- the line between a payday for a week of poker or nothing for a $10,000 entry.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A third border activist convicted in the killings of a southern Arizona man and his young daughter in a 2009 home invasion may have avoided the death penalty.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have promoted right-handed reliever Ryota Igarashi from Triple-A to fill the roster spot left by the trade of closer Francisco Rodriguez.
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies recalled outfielder Dexter Fowler from Triple A on Friday and inserted him at the top of the lineup playing centerfield against the Milwaukee Brewers.
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have officially announced the additions of four assistants to Kevin McHale's staff, including former college coach Kelvin Sampson.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- Kulsoom Abdullah has become the first woman to compete in the U.S. weightlifting championships while wearing clothing that covers her legs, arms and head.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Deschutes County health officials say the drinking water at a Central Oregon resort has been contaminated by E. coli bacteria.
Negotiations to increase the nation's debt ceiling shifted to Congress where Republican and Democratic leaders were assessing the mood of their members even as an intricate but potentially face-saving deal to avoid an unprecedented government default was taking shape in the Senate.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington's "Litter and It will Hurt" campaign has hurts of its own.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf met with Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday, telling him that now is the time to discuss a new stadium since the outlines of a state budget deal are finally in place.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Orioles designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero has a fractured bone in his right hand, an injury that will force him to miss Friday night's game against Cleveland and could land him on the disabled list.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds put right-handed reliever Jose Arredondo on the 15-day disabled list before the start of their weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says cyclist Joshua Webster is accepting a two-year suspension after he tested positive for multiple banned stimulants.
Majestic slice of land must continue to be preserved for future generations
Sometime in the future, be it 10 or 50 or 100 years from now, our descendants will travel east from Vancouver and take in the wondrous scenery of the Columbia River Gorge. And they will be thankful. Thankful that a slice of nature that helps define the Pacific Northwest has been preserved. Thankful that their ancestors saw fit to ensure that preservation. Thankful that growth and sprawl have not been allowed to sully the scenery.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The state Department of Licensing says fewer out-of-state people who can't provide a Social Security number have sought to obtain a driver's license in Washington.
Vancouver’s Downtown Association on Thursday unveiled three initiatives aimed at revitalizing the city’s core.
McCord’s Vancouver Toyota has opened its $12.5 million showroom and service center.
When public explores facility, it will find far more than shelves of books
Nearly two years after construction began on the new Vancouver Community Library, the 83,000-square-foot, $38 million facility will open its doors to the public on July 17. Following an outdoor opening ceremony featuring library leadership, as well as local and state elected officials and other guests, the public will be invited to explore the five-story glass, concrete, steel, terra-cotta and wood structure, which was designed by Vancouver native Adin Dunning of the Seattle architecture firm Miller Hull Partnership.
Focus on locally grown, fresh foods has made it a Wednesday destination
CAMAS — On a delightful early evening, pedestrians reclaim a downtown patch of Northeast Fourth Avenue. Young singles peruse produce and other edibles for sale. Someone softly plays acoustic guitar, lending to the mellow mood.
Less-cautious approach in studio brings flavor of live performance
For 20 years, Eric Johnson had been well served by his approach to making records, a meticulous process of recording songs instrument-by-instrument — sometimes even note by note. It made for perfectly rendered music that is technically brilliant, has been eagerly embraced by fans, and is plenty enjoyable for the casual listener as well. But Johnson’s methods were also a major reason why his albums have often arrived five or more years apart.
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Moratorium will give county time to address new law
A new state law going into effect next week may allow gardens with up to 45 marijuana plants for medical use, but the Clark County commissioners aren’t going to allow it. At least not right away.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 15th Community Pride Design Awards.
Washington residents have until Monday to submit mail-in or online registration forms to vote in the Aug. 16 primary election.
Now that both Attorney General Rob McKenna and U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Bainbridge Island, are seeking the governor’s office in 2012, it made me think about the significance of this race for the women and families of Washington, especially in regard to the implementation of health care reform. It’s important to keep in mind that the Affordable Care Act will protect Washington residents with pre-existing conditions who will be guaranteed coverage, and protect women against gender discrimination by private insurers. It will allow the more than 100,000 women in this state in need of improved access to family planning services the ability to get the care they need, including cervical and breast cancer screenings and contraception.
A significant measure to reduce complaints on the annual fireworks issue would be to abolish the sale and use of airborne fireworks devices. This would be similar to restrictions now in place in Oregon.
There has been a very effective propaganda campaign denying climate change and the fact that humans contribute to the problem. Meanwhile, storms become more severe, glaciers rapidly melt, sea levels rise and flooding worsens, costing us dearly in treasure and lives. I believe this issue is just as major as civil rights, child labor, women’s suffrage and slavery. Many were ridiculed for speaking out on these issues. Now thousands of well-meaning scientists, with solid evidence, are being condemned, just like Copernicus was.
My favorite letter writer, Cheryl Brantley, is at it again, playing fast and loose with the facts about the proposed Bonneville Power Administration’s Interstate 5 corridor 500kv transmission line project. In a June 30 letter, “Use existing power corridors,” she states simply that an eastern route would result in much higher electricity bills. About the only thing that BPA, Clark Public Utilities and all of the groups asking for a line built at the far eastern part of the county completely agree on is that the overall costs of the project will result in very minimal increases in electricity rates. Therefore, any additional funds spent on an eastern route will have negligible effects on what we will pay for electricity.
We the people of Washington state are being victimized by the “Herrera Beutler legislation” of all Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, “yes” votes in Congress. I suggest she resign before it’s too late.
I applaud Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s, R-Camas, principled stance demanding the current Columbia River Crossing funding plan be put to a vote. The measure deserves attention and thorough discussion. Such a discussion we have not had since well before the misconception of light rail as the high-capacity transit mode of choice in 2006.
First Independent Bank reported Thursday second-quarter income of $2.8 million, compared with a $709,000 loss in the second quarter of 2010. For the year to date, the privately held Vancouver bank’s earnings now stand at $7.4 million.
Photography isn’t just a visual experience for Gina Williams, 42, of Camas. It’s a way to travel into a smaller, more subtle world.
For more than a few years, a group of 70 to 80 nonprofits have come together to shout the praises of peace through justice, telling how we believe peace is achieved in our particular organization. It’s all nonpolitical, as we know politics to be. We simply state in our exhibits how we strive to make peace possible in our time. From 9 to 5, we meet and greet people and tell the good news of peace.
Births, marriage dissolutions and applications and court sentencings.
A list of daily death notices
When former Vancouver resident José Rubio agreed to sing the national anthem at an event at the Santa Barbara, Calif., Polo & Racquet Club, he had no idea that he’d be performing for royalty. A few weeks before the charity polo match, which took place Saturday, Rubio learned that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be in attendance, and that Prince William would be playing in the match.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- IndyCar officials have upheld suspensions issued to Indy Lights team O2 Racing Technology and team owner Mark Olson after an appeal, and they remain banned from the series through the end of 2012.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt wants a judge to reduce the amount of spousal support he's paying to his ex-wife in their divorce battle over ownership of the team.
LONDON (AP) -- British police investigating phone hacking and bribery by the defunct tabloid News of the World have arrested a 10th person, a 43-year-old woman.
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's government is denying it was too close to Rupert Murdoch's media empire amid a spiraling scandal.
PERUGIA, Italy (AP) -- Former top-20 tennis player Alisa Kleybanova is receiving treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Martin Prado has returned from the disabled list and is starting at third base for the Braves against Washington.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge in Tacoma is blocking Washington state from enforcing campaign finance laws with respect to an effort to recall the Pierce County assessor.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is appealing the four-game suspension he received for his part in Boston's bench-clearing brawl with the Baltimore Orioles last week.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire's office says the transition has begun to consolidate five state agencies into three, a move expected to save $18 million in the current budget.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has a fractured left wrist and will need 6-8 weeks to recover.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves have signed left-hander Sean Gilmartin, the team's first-round pick from Florida State, for a bonus of $1,134,000.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves have signed left-hander Sean Gilmartin, the team's first-round pick from Florida State.
GEORGE, Wash. (AP) -- Fire crews have contained a wildfire burning along Interstate 90 in central Washington.
GEORGE, Wash. (AP) -- Fire crews are responding to a wildfire burning along Interstate 90 in central Washington.
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) -- Eight orphaned barn owls are ready to fly from the Raptor and Wildlife Center at Sequim (skwim).
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Western Oregon University President John Minahan will step down before the fall term.
TAR HEEL, N.C. (AP) -- The races for mayor and three commission seats are wide open in the small North Carolina town of Tar Heel -- because no one bothered to run.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller says retired NFL players were "not looking for a fight" when they filed a lawsuit against the league and the players' union earlier this month.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a minor-league deal with veteran pitcher Dave Bush.
MONTREAL (AP) -- The Montreal Canadiens acquired Mark Mitera from the Anaheim Ducks for fellow defenseman Mathieu Carle on Friday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Actor Daniel Baldwin says his decision to file for divorce says nothing about how he feels about his wife, but it's an attempt to encourage her to get treatment for alcoholism.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson has a pair of titles he's especially proud to have linked to his name. NASCAR champion. AP Male Athlete of the Year.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA has rescinded legislation that would have allowed Division I schools to contact high school junior prospects by phone in sports other than football and men's basketball.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria isn't counting out his team.
PALERMO, Italy (AP) -- Polona Hercog of Slovenia extended her winning streak on the WTA circuit to eight matches by routing Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the SNAI Open on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man accused of stalking Paris Hilton has pleaded not guilty to felony charges that could land him in jail for five years.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Brian Boyle.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- About 30 Navy Seals will arrive by helicopter Thursday for an exercise at the Regional Education and Training Center at Satsop.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The political wrangling could continue until fall for Carl Lewis, the nine-time Olympic gold medalist who wants to compete as a Democrat for a seat in the New Jersey Legislature.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have put All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list and added right-handed pitchers Vance Worley and Ryan Madson.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Defenseman Karl Alzner has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, agreeing to a $2.57 million, two-year contract.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- The Winnipeg Jets added Charlie Huddy, Wade Flaherty and Tony Borgford to their coaching staff Friday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have reached deals with forward Chris Durno, left wing Brett Sutter and defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti for one-year contracts.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Chris Durno to a one-year contract.
BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) -- Ksenia Pervak and Kateryna Bondarenko reached the semifinals of the Gastein Ladies on Saturday after their quarterfinal matches had been postponed by a day due to rain.
BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) -- Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez defeated Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3 Friday to reach her first semifinal of the season at the Gastein Ladies.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Devils have signed Swedish defenseman Adam Larsson, the No. 4 pick in last month's NHL draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract.
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- An Entiat woman says don't forget the Indians who helped famed Canadian explorer David Thompson survey the Columbia River 200 years ago.
SANDWICH, England (AP) -- Amateur Tom Lewis has achieved his first goal -- making the cut at his first British Open. Now he has some other goals.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals' clubhouse will be the only area off-limits to U2 at Sunday's Busch Stadium concert.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A family squabble over season tickets to Duke men's basketball games has resulted in a legal fight.
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Three large snakes temporarily escaped from a Longview home.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A California woman who attended the Rainbow Family Gathering in a national forest in southwest Washington is missing.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- The Coast Guard says a man who suffered chest pains on a charter fishing boat out of Westport was evacuated by a helicopter.