Stories for September 9, 2011
Jacob Yordy scored three touchdowns and the R.A. Long shut out the Eagles.
Washougal 56, White Salmon 0 It was the Sam O’Hara show as the versatile senior running back scored on a rushing touchdown, a 2-point conversion, and kicked seven extra points to lead the Panthers.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets have signed cornerback Isaiah Trufant from the practice squad and waived wide receiver Mardy Gilyard.
Columbia River 40, Kelso 12 Remick Kawawaki rush for 165 yards and two touchdowns and Darius Raiford rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns as Columbia River rolled to a Class 3A Greater St. Helens League win.
Bend-don’t-break defense, ground game just enough
RIDGEFIELD — Woodland was spectacular, but Ridgefield was more efficient Friday. The result was a 27-20 non-league victory for the Spudders, despite a highlight-reel 80-yard touchdown run by Woodland’s Cy Whitmire.
Battle Ground 54, Fort Vancouver 13 Battle Ground took down visiting Fort Vancouver in its home opener for its first win of the year, outgaining the Trappers 404 yards to 365.
Three second-half touchdowns by Patrick Mayolo give La Center its first win of the season.
Colin Seitz threw six touchdown passes, including three to Ansel Cecil as Prairie rolled to a 55-7 non-league over Hockinson. Seitz completed 18 of 28 passes for 285 yards as the Falcons opened up a 28-0 lead in the first quarter. He had TD passes of 3, 62, and 8 yards to Cecil.
Gabe Rego rushed 13 times for 144 yards and scored five touchdowns as Union rebounded from a tough loss last week to win at Enumclaw.
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) -- Britain & Ireland won four straight singles matches to hold off a comeback by the United States and take a 7-5 lead going into the final day of the Walker Cup.
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) -- The United States got off to a slow start in the 43rd Walker Cup on Saturday, losing three of the first four matches against Britain & Ireland.
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Papermakers roll past Thunder in 3A GSHL opener
Quarterback Tony Gennaro was nearly perfect in the first half for the Camas Papermakers. The defense was pretty perfect all night.
President Barack Obama’s Thursday speech calling for a $140 billion infusion into America’s roads, bridges and schools as part of a larger proposed $450 billion bid to create jobs was welcome news for the Columbia River Crossing. Details on plans won’t start filtering out until next week, the White House said, but project officials said Friday they’ll be waiting with anticipation to see what federal money they may be able to go after.
MONZA, Italy (AP) -- Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has earned the pole position for the Italian Grand Prix.
Stevenson 13, Corbett 0 Brandon Van Pelt connected with Casey Smith on a 32-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and Karl Bell tacked on an insurance scoring run in the final period as the Bulldogs got their first win for new head coach David Waimre.
Lakes 49, Evergreen 6 It was evident Evergreen was overmatched before the game started at McKenzie Stadium.
Grants that help fight domestic violence, other major issues can’t be counted on
When Vancouver Police Sgt. Mike Davis walks into his office every morning, he faces a grim task: Going over every domestic violence call his department gets. On Tuesday, after the long holiday weekend, he ran down a list of 67 reports. Felony assault. Strangulation. Unlawful imprisonment. In all, he’ll pore over about 3,500 such calls a year.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland, Ore., police sergeant has been fired for what the police chief terms unprofessional and inappropriate conduct that included two road-rage encounters.
COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- An Island County, Wash., jury has decided that the husband of a state legislator groped and sexually touched his wife's former campaign manager without her consent. Retired lawyer and lobbyist Basil Badley was ordered to pay the woman $50,000 in damages.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered an Oregon couple detained in connection with the carjacking and shooting of a man in southwestern Wyoming in August.
Cupcake store owner says bad economy spurs small indulgences.
COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) -- Jari-Matti Latvala overtook Ford and Finland teammate Mikko Hirvonen to take a 22.6-second lead in Rally Australia on Saturday.
Tour the 911 center, meet K-9s, firefighters, police, paramedics, plus fun, learning for kids
News Release from: Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA) PUBLIC SAFETY WILL NOT FORGET: JOIN THE CRESA OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
BEIJING (AP) -- Britain's Alistair Brownlee won the triathlon world title for a second time, racing to victory Saturday in the final event of the season in cold and rainy conditions.
'Many more arrests' likely, sheriff said Friday
News Release from: Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office SHERIFF GIVES MORE INFO ON PROTEST INCIDENT-CAR JACKING! Posted: September 9th, 2011 6:01 PM
ATLANTA (AP) -- President Barack Obama's jobs pitch already is playing well with blacks, who had grown irked with him over what they perceived as his indifference to their needs.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- The World Bank and several other international lenders are promising $38 billion to four Arab countries over the next two years to encourage democratic reforms.
Start times and one location will change
Patrons, employees and other followers of the Vancouver and Battle Ground schools will find new school board meeting times and one major change of venue, starting next week. The shifts coincide with the onset of the 2011-12 school year.
WADI DINAR, Libya (AP) -- In a new audio message from hiding, Moammar Gadhafi calls on his followers to rise up and fight, saying "this is the zero hour."
WISHTATA, Libya (AP) -- Libyan fighters are signing up for a final assault on one of the last remaining bastions of Moammar Gadhafi.
Construction will significantly limit parking at the C-Tran Park and Ride lot in Salmon Creek during the next two weeks. Washington State Department of Transportation crews are removing almost 150 spaces from the north end of the 500-space lot to make room for new stormwater ponds as part of the Salmon Creek Interchange Project.
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A somber ceremony honoring the heroism of the 40 passengers and crew aboard Flight 93 on Sept. 11 is continuing with a reading of their names and the ringing of bells.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Many of the 70,000 residents evacuated from their homes near the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania are being allowed to return.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The flooded Susquehanna River is receding in Pennsylvania and New York, and officials are hoping soon to allow tens of thousands of evacuated residents to return to their homes.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Brock Osweiler hit Jamal Miles on an 11-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Arizona State made a big early season statement with a wild 37-30 victory over No. 21 Missouri on Friday night.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the overnight attack on his country's embassy in the Egyptian capital.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Israeli official says the attack on his country's embassy in Egypt is a "grave violation" of diplomatic norms and a "blow to peaceful relations" between the two countries.
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt put its police force on a state of alert after a night of violence during which angry protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, tearing down a cement barrier around the building and dumping documents out of the windows.
CAIRO (AP) -- A senior Egyptian official says at least three people died and more than 1,000 were hurt during street clashes with police and army troops after an angry mob attacked the Israeli embassy in Cairo.
TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese Olympic Committee says Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara will be appointed chairman of the city's 2020 bid committee, while JOC president Tsunekazu Takeda will oversee the day-to-day operations of the bid activities.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Ichiro Suzuki had four hits, including a homer, to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Friday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a compromise bill that delays California's effort to force online retailers such as Amazon.com to collect sales taxes.
No initial reports of damage
There are no immediate reports of damage after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake off Vancouver Island.
Monastery Complex Fire reported 20 percent contained
At least 64 buildings have burned in the Monastery Complex Fire northeast of Goldendale.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Maicer Izturis drove home pinch-runner Jeremy Moore with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Friday night for their fifth win in six games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jantel Lavender had 19 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Tulsa Shock 84-73 on Friday night.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast say a high school football player has died after being taken to a hospital from a Friday night game.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Seldom-used first baseman Lyle Overbay singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and Daniel Hudson pitched his third complete game of the season, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Katie Smith scored 11 of her season-high 26 points in the third quarter to help the Seattle Storm beat Phoenix 85-70 on Friday night and clinch home-court advantage against the Mercury in the playoffs next week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Andre Ethier appears headed for right knee surgery, though the Dodgers will seek one more opinion before scheduling the procedure.
DENVER (AP) -- Jordan Pacheco's first home run broke a fifth-inning tie and he added a two-run single in the eighth to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 12-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.
DENVER (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds took advantage of a poor defensive play by Colorado on Joey Votto's single in the sixth Friday night and rallied for four runs to beat the Rockies 4-1, ending a 10-game losing streak at Coors Field.
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MIAMI (AP) -- Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Nate is growing stronger and could be near hurricane strength when it hits Mexico on Sunday.
A proposed ordinance on a 5 percent admissions tax was released Friday by the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office. The ordinance will be the subject of a public hearing, 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Howard homered in his return to the lineup and Roy Halladay continued the Phillies' pitching dominance in Milwaukee, leading Philadelphia to a 5-3 victory over the Brewers on Friday night.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Lonnie Chisenhall hit a pair of two-run homers and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 8-4 on Friday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Colby Lewis pitched into the eighth inning for his first victory in nearly a month even while giving up another home run as the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 13-4 on Friday night.
A “stranger danger” notice was sent home with some Vancouver Public School students Thursday after a person reported seeing a man use binoculars to watch children on the playground at Chinook Elementary School, 1900 Bliss Road in Salmon Creek. The notice was sent home with Chinook students as well as students at Lake Shore Elementary School in west Hazel Dell.
Temperatures in the Pacific are hinting at a continued pattern
The weather phenomenon known as La Niña appears to be shaping up again in the Pacific Ocean, which could mean another cool, wetter-than-normal winter in the Pacific Northwest, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Chicago Cubs past the New York Mets 5-4 after blowing a three-run lead in the eighth Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Turner doubled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning and the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Friday night after blowing a lead moments before.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Turner drove in the winning run on a long single with two outs in the ninth inning, giving the New York Mets a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has said the conference is not actively seeking new members.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Nick Swisher is out of the New York Yankees' lineup with pain in his left elbow.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Kyle Busch took the lead from Carl Edwards during pit stops with just over 30 laps to go and won his eighth NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the season Friday night at Richmond International Raceway.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado State linebacker James Skelton and defensive lineman Zachary Tiedgen won't play in Saturday's game against Northern Colorado following their recent arrests at an off-campus party that drew at least 2,000 people.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Forward David Backes has been named the 20th captain in St. Louis Blues' history.
TORONTO (AP) -- Pinch-hitter J.P. Arencibia hit a game-winning single with two out in the ninth as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Orioles 5-4 on Saturday, snapping Baltimore's winning streak at three games.
TORONTO (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Vladimir Guerrero and Nick Markakis each drove in a run and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Friday night, their third straight win.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- A Corvallis, Ore., man escaped with minor injuries when his ultralight plane crashed into some irrigation equipment just north of that city.
NEW PLYMOUTH, New Zealand (AP) -- On paper, it should be no contest: Ireland has beaten the United States all six times they've met.
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) -- Stacy Lewis and Yani Tseng shot 5-under 66s on Friday and were tied for the first-round lead at the LPGA Northwest Arkansas Championship.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt is done for the season after sustaining a deep cut in his right hand while using a knife to separate frozen burger patties during Thursday's off day.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peyton Manning's doctors say his third neck surgery in 19 months went "very well, without complication" and that his prognosis for recovery is good.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins and rookie right tackle Tyron Smith are both listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener at the New York Jets.
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was not in the lineup Friday due to soreness in his left hip.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols has no comment on a derogatory tweet the Brewers' Nyjer Morgan posted after getting ejected from a game against the Cardinals. Pitcher Chris Carpenter said he wasn't totally blameless in the incident, but said Morgan's reaction was over the top.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Giants running back Brandon Jacobs was fined $20,000 and Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson $10,000 by the NFL for fighting during the teams' preseason game last month.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Saints receiver Marques Colston could miss about four weeks with a broken collar bone.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The fourth and final defendant in the robbery and killing of a man who advertised a ring on Craigslist has been sentenced to nearly 124 years in prison.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Police have arrested two men and seized Rugby World Cup tickets worth $415,000 in an operation to shut down a fraud ring.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart both seemed to be on edge Friday at Richmond International Raceway.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- David Reutimann picked a heck of a race to win his fourth career NASCAR Sprint Cup pole.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Reigning AL MVP Josh Hamilton has been scratched from the Texas Rangers' lineup to be with his wife for the birth of their fourth daughter.
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) -- Backup goalkeeper Terry Boss has been placed on the disabled list by the Seattle Sounders FC, ending his season due to a concussion.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Angelique Kerber and Samantha Stosur will play a U.S. Open semifinal match out of the spotlight.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Throughout most of last season, wherever Lawyer Milloy went, Kam Chancellor was attached.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have ruled cornerback Alphonso Smith out for Sunday's season opener at Tampa Bay.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ryan Vogelsong revived his career this season in San Francisco. The journeyman right-hander became an unlikely All-Star and among the most reliable pitchers for the reigning World Series champions.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers will have four new starters in their secondary for Sunday's season opener, and not one of them started a game for the team last year.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski is pretty confident he'll be able to put the ball through the back of the end zone almost every opportunity he gets now that the NFL has moved the kickoff line up five yards.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Suspended Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso has been reinstated for Saturday's home opener against Nevada.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg will pitch at least three more times this season.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal overwhelmed Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 on Friday to reach the U.S. Open semifinals for the fourth consecutive year.
Clark County officers arrested 96 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the latest Drive Hammered, Get Nailed campaign.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Perennial Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey didn't want a new team in 2011, just a new challenge.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Two of college football's most successful and recognizable coaches meet Saturday when Nick Saban and third-ranked Alabama visit Joe Paterno and 23rd-ranked Penn State in Happy Valley.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The first game in Pac-12 history couldn't take place in a more ideal setting, or with more appropriate opponents.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Running back Marion Barber will miss Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a left calf injury that has plagued him since the third preseason game.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins fired Triple-A Rochester manager Tom Nieto and hitting coach Floyd Rayford on Friday, the first collateral damage from the big club's massively disappointing season.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon State Police say traffic on Interstate 5 at Salem is down to one lane in each direction because of a grass fire.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto Blue Jays minor league outfielder Melvin Garcia has been suspended 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A former manager of a Nebraska company that manages Social Security and other benefits has been sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay over $19,000 in restitution for embezzling funds.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the case says Terrelle Pryor will appeal his five-game NFL suspension.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears safety Winston Venable will appeal a $20,000 fine he received Friday for a preseason hit on Cleveland wide receiver Demetrius Williams.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- State officials say a top spokeswoman at the Department of Corrections may have violated ethics laws by improperly using state resources for nonprofits she was operating.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Sean Payton says the Saints' defense has a lot to work on after giving up 399 yards in a 42-34 loss at Green Bay on opening night.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is entering yet another hall of fame.
U.S. counterterrorism officials are chasing a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to set off a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington. It was the first word of an "active plot" timed to coincide with the somber commemoration of the terror group's 9/11 attacks a decade ago that killed nearly 3,000 people.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- The Australian men's and women's basketball teams have qualified for next year's London Olympics with wins over New Zealand in the Oceania championships.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington's prepaid tuition program now costs $163 a unit. The Guaranteed Education Tuition Committee set the new rate this week, to make up for this year's college tuition increases.
VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) -- Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger skated Friday for the first time since offseason back surgery.
Thuggery by Longshoremen serves only to undermine their own cause
The greatest damage to the interests of union Longshoremen this week has been self-inflicted. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union subverted their own cause by resorting to violence, vandalism and blatant defiance of a court order. When tensions began to rise in Vancouver on Wednesday morning — as ILWU members for a time blocked a grain train headed for Longview — no one was overly surprised. As Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson was to proclaim the next day, “I have been meeting with local union leadership and business representatives for two months now. I was always assured that things would not get violent toward our police officers. I guess the protesters from out of town didn’t get that message.”
The marvelous paradox of politics is that it is the only field in which lack of experience is considered a job qualification. Or, conversely, in which extensive experience is cited as a negative. Consider Mitt Romney’s none-too-subtle jab at Texas Gov. Rick Perry: “Career politicians got us into this mess and career politicians can’t get us out!” Sarah Palin took a similar swipe in Perry’s direction, inveighing against a “permanent political class.” One could point out that Romney’s critique is a bit odd coming from someone who’s been in political office or running for one for the better part of two decades. One could note that Palin, other than her early stint as a sportscaster and later role in reality TV, has worked mostly in government jobs, from the Wasilla City Council to the Alaska governorship. My point is different: that the attack on the “career politician” is as misguided as it is familiar. Your career politician is my devoted public servant.
Results from Thursday, Sept. 8
Hidden entertainment treasures await
At first glance, a trip down Mill Plain in east Vancouver seems like you’re driving along a vast shoreline of strip mall shopping centers. But there’s more to this growing part of the city than big-box stores and fast-food joints.
What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking: Winterhawks ranked first
Piece will be displayed in county, Chehalis
A bronze monument representing figures of 9/11, as well as artifacts from two of the buildings that were attacked 10 years ago, will be on display Friday in Battle Ground and Saturday morning in Vancouver. Battle Ground artist Jim Demetro created the four-piece sculpture and picked it up at the foundry just in time for a series of events commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
A few months ago, I read a story in The Columbian detailing the local school districts’ student transportation costs. The thing that jumped out at me was the gap between most districts and the Battle Ground School District on a cost per rider basis, with Battle Ground much more expensive than the rest. I attributed some of this to the vast geographic area the District covers.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., was appointed to co-chair the deficit-reduction “supercommittee.” The need for responsible action is clearer now more than ever. With the right leadership, I hope we’ll renew economic growth and reduce our nation’s budget deficit.
As reported in the Sept. 4 story, “Candidates decline to do video for rivals’ funder: Wealthy activist says his website is a fair venue,” Vancouver City Council incumbents Larry Smith and Bart Hansen and candidate Anne McEnerny-Ogle indignantly refuse questioning from conservative political activist David Madore’s website, Couv.com. While they are free to do so, those observing this kerfuffle are also free to draw conclusions from it.
Once a year, you look forward to the end of summer and Labor Day vacation with your family. You make sure you have all the equipment and gear to sit around at night with s’mores while stargazing. Yet, in reality, the peaceful family vacations are a thing of the past.
Clark County's Aging Readiness Task Force will vote next week on its draft Aging Readiness Plan and prepare for its report to the community.
Zandamela schedules event: Battle Ground City Councilor Paul Zandamela will host a re-election campaign event, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third Ave. “A call for fiscal responsibility & a call for jobs in Clark County,” the event will feature State Rep. Paul Harris, Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke, Washougal City Councilor Jon Russell and US Digital CEO David Madore.
At Stonehill, nearly perfect coffee drinks top a pleasant visit
Why: Though a cup of coffee may be enjoyed at any of La Center’s casino restaurants or at various eateries on the two main streets that contain most of its commerce, La Center can now claim its very own coffee house. The personal residence of Eric and Trudy Stenberg, which not too long ago housed a day care and pre-school, is now home to Stonehill Coffee House — owned and operated by the Stenbergs. Atmosphere: Trudy Stenberg’s keen sense of style and comfort infuses every aspect of the coffee house. The soothing green exterior carries over to the inside, where a refreshing shade blankets the walls. Trimmed and accented mostly in white, just the right mix of light and dark wood tones adds warmth and sophistication while avoiding trendiness. Cleverly used everyday items bring interest to the uncluttered space. Vintage finds are for sale.
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Clark County native Brian Haagen has pulled a disappearing act. Haagen, 23, has performed table-side magic tricks at local Applebee’s restaurants since he was 14. He also did private events and magic shows at Brasserie Monmartre in Portland. The 2005 Prairie High School, 2006 Clark College and 2010 Washington State University Vancouver graduate additionally was a local Realtor for five years.
BRUSH PRAIRIE — Years ago, Brigg Franklin stared down at a “miserable little garden” in the backyard of his Vancouver home. He wanted to do something about it. So he got involved with the Wildlife Botanical Gardens — a 3-acre, 10-section complex in Brush Prairie built as an example of how to create a sanctuary for native plants or small wildlife. Franklin expanded his own skills as a key volunteer.
A look at this week's matchups and stat leaders
Since 1972, St. Joseph’s annual fundraiser has become a tradition that doesn’t fade
Ask the organizers about the variety of sausages at Sausage Fest and you’ll get an evasive answer. The elephant ears are great, they said.
It’s ironic to think that one of the largest bands going on the road this fall will be Iron & Wine. The group began a decade ago as Sam Beam, making stripped-back, nearly solo acoustic albums. Beam is still the songwriter and voice of Iron & Wine, but he has a lot company on stage these days — nearly a dozen musicians in all, with a horn section and backing vocalists added to a six-piece band.
There will be no collective medical marijuana gardens in Washougal until summer 2012 at the earliest after the city’s council voted earlier this week to extend its pre-existing six month ban to a year. State law enacted July 22 allows for up to 10 people to grow up to 45 plants in collective gardens, a move marijuana advocates said would make it easier for patients with terminal or debilitating medical condition who can’t grow their own crop to obtain it. But city officials across Clark County are squeamish about how the law conflicts with federal law banning all marijuana use.
GET per-unit cost goes from $117 to $163 as tuition soars
OLYMPIA – Parents investing in their child’s future will find the price is higher as the Guaranteed Education Tuition Committee voted unanimously Thursday to increase their unit price nearly 40 percent. GET is a prepaid college tuition plan whose customer base is parents and grandparents. The program works on a unit system, where 100 units represent one year of tuition. The unit cost is based on prices in effect when purchased. The committee calculates the unit cost based on the highest-priced Washington public university.
Spending $22.7 million to build a baseball stadium for an unproven commodity is both extravagant and unwise. Let’s face it, a minor league baseball team in Vancouver is an unproven commodity.
Births, marriage dissolutions, marriage licenses, court sentencings
PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix Suns president and chief executive Rick Welts is leaving the team to pursue other interests.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government officials say at least two of the men suspected of being involved in a possible al-Qaida attack to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks are believed to be U.S. citizens or have U.S. traveling documents.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- The rancor between Texas A&M and Baylor is heating up again.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Robert Gallery and Sidney Rice, two of Seattle's big offseason acquisitions, are likely to be out on Sunday when the Seahawks open the season at San Francisco.
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans' defense took a beating last season, then read about how awful it was all summer.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Democrats say President Barack Obama's job plan will retain jobs for 8,500 teachers and first responders and create about 15,000 jobs in transportation and school maintenance projects in Washington state.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a five-year contract extension with nose tackle Jay Ratliff that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Casey Matthews has been through training camp, the preseason games and all the hype surrounding his status as the Eagles starting middle linebacker.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- No. 9 Oklahoma State went down a familiar path to find its running back of the future.
SEATTLE (AP) -- There are no immediate reports of damage after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake off Vancouver Island.
SPOKANE, Wash (AP) -- Spokane Mayor Mary Verner says she will launch a thorough review of the five-year-old death of Otto Zehm at the hands of police, but only after the legal cases are finished.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have some rough spots to smooth over on defense after the season-opening victory over the New Orleans Saints.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- It's never easy being a rookie in the NFL. It's even tougher when in your first NFL game, you're playing out of position and being charged with making sure Tom Brady stays upright.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Higgins doesn't watch the 9/11 television specials. Never has, and probably never will.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian investigator says he still thinks boxer Arturo Gatti killed himself in 2009 at a beach resort but says officials will look again at the case.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan coach Brady Hoke says keeping players focused will be easier said than done when they play Notre Dame in the Big House's first night game.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal overwhelmed Andy Roddick right from the start in their U.S. Open quarterfinal.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Three-time national champion Connecticut has signed a deal with the Morale Entertainment Foundation to play in the second edition of the Carrier Classic basketball game in 2012 aboard an aircraft carrier on San Diego Bay.
WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) -- A giant granite replica of the Stanley Cup greeted Boston Bruins prospects when they reported for rookie camp at the team's practice arena.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Investigators say a 2-alarm fire that destroyed a daycare south of Everett was arson.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Department of Ecology has approved a plan that sharply reduces the amount of Lake Osoyoos that will be treated with chemicals to control milfoil.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina freshman receiver Damiere Byrd has been suspended four games by the NCAA for his involvement with a mentoring organization.
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Former top-ranked golfer Lorena Ochoa radiates happiness as she moves around the clubhouse at Las Lomas, a private golf club in an upscale part of Mexico City.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Water seeped up onto a court at the U.S. Open for the second straight day but the match didn't have to move this time.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are starting the regular season relatively healthy.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republican leaders are pledging to seek common ground with President Barack Obama on legislation to help create jobs and return the economy to health.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars could be without two starters for Sunday's season opener against Tennessee.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona says infielder Kevin Youkilis has returned to Boston to be examined by team doctors and undergo an MRI exam.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis was not in the posted lineup for the start of a key three-game series at Tampa Bay.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams insists her meltdown at the U.S. Open is old news. She says she's moved on and suggests everyone else do the same.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Mark Richt needs a win in the worst way.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Skip Holtz is eager to learn how South Florida responds to a taste of success and attention.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The NBA lockout won't slow down Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have sold enough tickets to lift the NFL's television blackout, meaning the team's home opener against division rival Tennessee will be shown in local and secondary markets.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State has fired Olympic champion Paul Hamm following his arrest on assault charges, saying he failed to meet the "high standards" the university has for its coaches.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Navy is bringing the option offense back to Western Kentucky.
HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) -- Stephen Dodd of Wales shot 6 under for the first 13 holes of his second round to stand 8 under for the tournament Friday before darkness forced 78 players to abandon their rounds at the KLM Open
EASY RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Tuck has returned to practice with the New York Giants and is hoping to play in the season opener against the Washington Redskins.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mel Gibson, who reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks during a drunken driving arrest five years ago, is now producing a film about the life of Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- No. 18 Florida is looking for improvement, even after a 38-point win in the season opener. It might help that the Gators plan to open up the playbook against UAB on Saturday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher looks at player injuries or suspensions as an opportunity for someone else.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Department of Transportation says the names and Social Security numbers of 62 current and former employees were inadvertently made accessible to the public online, possibly for as long as nine years.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino has refused to look ahead this week while preparing for New Mexico.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry has been ruled out of Sunday's season opener against the New York Giants because of a hamstring injury.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts are going back to their old mantra Sunday: next man up.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- The NFL has suspended Baltimore Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller for two games for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Chelan County PUD commissioners think they might be able to save a little money by meeting twice a month instead of weekly.
EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Two hunters weren't far from their car near East Wenatchee Thursday when they saw a car prowler break the window.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- An independent investigation of sexual harassment allegations concluded that Aberdeen Municipal Court Judge Paul Conroy expressed romantic feelings toward his court administrator.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett will return to New York this weekend carrying his own vivid 9/11 memory.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) -- A man continues to run a hypnotherapy business in Ellensburg and Seattle even though the state Health Department has denied his application for credentials.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Wildlife advocates are urging a federal appeals panel to restore endangered species protections for wolves.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Dennis Thomas, the chairman of the NCAA Division I infractions committee, is stepping down.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Danica Patrick says she is concerned about traveling to Japan for the Sept. 18 IndyCar race at Twin Ring Motegi.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Army coach Rich Ellerson is between a rock and a had place -- his Black Knights are 0-1 and now have to face a San Diego State team that seems to thrive in stopping the wishbone.
DAMASCUS, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say a 60-year-old woman thwarted a home invasion robbery in Clackamas County by freeing herself from restraints and calling 911.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Undefeated Cuban defector Yuriorkis Gamboa is returning to the ring to fight Daniel Ponce de Leon of Mexico in a 12-round featherweight bout on Saturday in Boardwalk Hall.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- TCU's biggest supporters last week were the Air Force Falcons.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas recruits Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor have been cleared to enroll and attend classes. The Jayhawks are hoping for more good news about a third recruit, too.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A divided Nuclear Regulatory Commission has allowed the Obama administration to continue plans to close the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber is preparing for a trade mission to Asia.
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) -- U.S Walker Cup captain Jim Holtgrieve plans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks this weekend when his golfers play a team from Britain and Ireland.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward David Toews (tayvz) from the New York Islanders in exchange for future considerations.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Longhorns passed the first test of their big rebuilding project. Now they get an even tougher one.
NEW YORK (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama says she hopes to still be playing tennis when she's 90.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs says he expects to be fined for violating the NFL's uniform policy on Sunday.
PARIS (AP) -- Former Olympic and world champion cyclist Jeannie Longo will face a disciplinary hearing for allegedly breaking anti-doping rules that require athletes to disclose their whereabouts for testing,
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL opener between the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers was the second-highest rated season kickoff game.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A layer of warm air has lifted over a fire on the north side of Mount Hood, allowing oxygen to rush into the blaze and sending smoke into towns nearby.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Firefighters will continue holding actions on the west flank of a fire near Mount Hood that is 3 miles from a reservoir that provides drinking water to nearly 1 million Portland residents.
BILBAO, Spain (AP) -- Igor Anton won the 19th stage of the Spanish Vuelta in the classic race's return to the Basque country after a 33-year absence, and Spanish rider Juan Jose Cobo held on to the leader's jersey.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Hikers probably don't think they're doing anything wrong but the rogue trails they've been carving in the Columbia River Gorge are illegal.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Plaxico Burress is critical of Giants coach Tom Coughlin, quarterback Eli Manning and fans for the way they reacted when he was sent to prison on a gun charge in the October issue of Men's Journal.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's inability to run the ball and sustain many drives in its season opener boiled down to one big problem -- blocking.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Regulators have agreed to let some environmental cleanup deadlines slide at the Hanford nuclear reservation to focus on the highest priority work.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fantasy football fans can now look at the scoreboard during NFL games to get their updates.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon judge has granted Lane County's request for a temporary restraining order to prohibit a music festival that's been planned to begin Friday and last through the weekend.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities in Lane County plan to go to court Friday to block a three-day electronic dance music festival at a rural site. They say the event doesn't have permits it needs.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Mississippi State and Auburn would both love to gain some national credibility this weekend.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Considering the reality check No. 13 Oregon had against LSU, the Ducks certainly aren't taking Nevada lightly.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says a terror threat against New York and Washington remains credible but unconfirmed and President Barack Obama has no plans to change his plans to travel to ground zero.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- Community Hospital in Aberdeen will pay $125,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed last year by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska is looking for a sharper offensive performance Saturday night when Fresno State visits Memorial Stadium.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The top court in international sports says it has rejected Turkish champion Fenerbahce's emergency request to be reinstated to the Champions League.
WESTPORT, Wash. (AP) -- Police and the Coast Guard are looking for a 53-foot charter boat stolen from Westport.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- A federal judge in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho,has approved a $263.4 million settlement with Hecla Mining Co. that resolves one of the nation's largest Superfund lawsuits.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Kevin Harvick Inc. plans to close its Trucks Series program and looks to sell its 70,000-square-foot shop in North Carolina.