Stories for January 19, 2012
GEORGE, South Africa (AP) -- South Africa's Branden Grace moved closer to a second straight victory, taking a four-stroke lead after Friday's second round of the Volvo Golf Champions.
MONACO (AP) -- Eight-time world champion Sebastien Loeb has extended his lead on the third day of the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally, with Daniel Sordo pulling ahead of Petter Solberg for second.
High school sports results from Thursday, Jan. 19
Britni Atwell Heritage gymnastics It was a good week to a Timberwolf.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Yale University has tightened its policy on tailgating after a Massachusetts woman was killed and two others injured when a truck drove through a tailgating area at the Harvard-Yale football game in November.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has thrown out electoral maps drawn by federal judges in Texas that favored minorities. The unsigned opinion Friday left the fate of Texas' April primaries unclear.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says a series of storms will keep western Oregon wet as residents deal with flooding in the Willamette Valley that took two lives this week in Albany.
Sydney Allen scored 17 and Sierra Brown had 14 as the Papermakers rolled at Fort Vancouver.
Kyle Friend had the go-ahead lay-up with 10 seconds to go to lead the Papermakers to a thrilling double-overtime win. Camas had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, but a late shot was off the mark and the following tip-in came after buzzer sounded.
Three players scored in double figures and visiting Kelso made enough plays down the stretch to hold off the Thunder.
Caleb Dressler scored 22 points to lead the Plainsmen while Andrew White added eight. Austin Bonds had 14 points for Skyview.
Megan Lindsley led four Falcons in double figures with 17 points. Nicole Geocke made six of Prairie’s 27 steals.
Katelyn McGuire had 18 points and 17 rebounds, and Jenna Haagen also scored 18, to lead the host Hawks past the Panthers.
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's High Court says reporters can give evidence to a media ethics inquiry anonymously -- rejecting a bid by a newspaper publisher to force them to reveal their names.
Jaci Allison scored 20 points to lead Columbia Adventist to a Columbia Valley League win.
Two hot Heritage hands weren’t enough to shoot down balanced Battle Ground.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A southwestern Idaho man has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to forfeit vehicles and $200,000 in cash for his role in a marijuana conspiracy involving grow operations on public lands in Oregon and California.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A southwestern Idaho man has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to forfeit vehicles, $200,000 in cash and bank accounts for his role in a marijuana conspiracy involving grow operations on public lands in Oregon and California.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A robber fired two blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a store clerk in Yakima. Police say both shots missed Thursday afternoon, but the clerk suffered minor facial injuries during the struggle.
McCLEARY, Wash. (AP) -- Heavy snow collapsed part of the roof of a building Thursday in McCleary.
Isaiah Smith led the Chieftains on a 10-2 run over the final three minutes for the win.
Austin Myers had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Matt Braaten hit some big free throws down the stretch as the Wildcats improved their playoff chances with a big win over second-place Kalama in a Trico League game.
The Monarchs were on and the Beavers were off in this battle of first-place teams in the 2A Greater St. Helens League.
POMEROY, Wash. (AP) -- A semi-truck went out of control on Highway 12 near Pomeroy Thursday afternoon, jackknifed and struck an oncoming SUV.
Teen mourned before what would have been his first game with team
LA CENTER — Cody Sherrell’s silver Kobe Bryant shoes and blue No. 24 jersey — the same number Bryant wears for the Los Angeles Lakers — were placed on La Center Middle School’s bench prior to its season opener against Hockinson Middle School Thursday night.
Ridgefield went on a 15-1 to start the third quarter to pull within one, but free throws ultimately did the Spudders in as Castle Rock 34 shots from the line.
Hayden Hall scored nine of his 21 points in the first quarter, then Justin Schauer scored all 14 of his in the second half for the Hawks.
The Beavers were within five after the first quarter, but Mark Morris cruised the rest of the night.
BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says a wrong-way driver collided with another car early Friday on Interstate 405 at Bothell, injuring both drivers.
LONDON (AP) -- The NFL says the St. Louis Rams have agreed to play regular-season games in London for the next three years, first facing the New England Patriots in 2012.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) -- An 80-year-old driver was injured when he rear-ended a snow plow on Interstate 90 near Ellensburg.
As much of the Northwest wrestled a host of weather extremes — snow, ice, freezing rain, landslides and major flooding among them — Clark County escaped relatively unscathed Thursday. Instead, the area returned to a less spectacular January trend:
Christina Lundy made three 3-pointers, including one that turned into the rare four-point play, leading the Cougars to the victory.
Harper Christian and Callie Crawford each scored 12 points in King’s Way victory.
Freezing rain brings Puget Sound area to a halt
SEATTLE — A monster Pacific Northwest storm coated the Seattle area in a thick layer of ice Thursday and brought much of the state to a standstill, sending hundreds of cars spinning out of control, temporarily shutting down the airport and knocking down so many trees that members of the Washington State Patrol brought chain saws to work.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Puget Sound Energy is using three helicopters Friday to check its transmission lines as crews repair damage from Thursday's ice storm in Western Washington.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The lights are still out for thousands of utility customers in Western Washington who lost power in Thursday's ice storm.
Sundeep Sandhu scored nine points in a balanced scoring effort for King’s Way Christian.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service says warming temperatures Friday should melt snow and ice in Western Washington lowlands as the forecast returns to normal -- rain -- into next week.
The visiting Timberwolves outscored the Tigers 27-16 in the second half to earn the 4A Greater St. Helens League win.
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Olympic distance-running great Kenenisa Bekele has been suspended by the Ethiopian federation for not reporting to training camp and in a move that could affect whether he competes at the London Games.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An elite Ukrainian hockey coach accused of fondling a teen attending clinics in the U.S. frequently traveled with his charges, transporting them from city to city for camps and tournaments, according to court documents.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge has postponed a hearing for a Ukrainian hockey coach who is facing charges of having sexual contact with a teenage boy attending clinics in the U.S.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Ukrainian hockey coach accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy in Pennsylvania is due before a federal magistrate for a detention hearing.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Ukrainian hockey coach accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy in Pennsylvania is due before a federal magistrate for a detention hearing.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- French Open champion Li Na advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday when her third-round opponent, Anabel Medina Garrigues, retired after turning her ankle.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Brazilian swimmer Fabiola Molina has been banned until April for doping, after testing positive for a stimulant.
The Mountain View Thunder got a strong defensive effort in the second half and were able to pick up the road win.
HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -- A Hawaii congresswoman says all six Marines killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were based in Hawaii.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior U.S. defense official says all six reported killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were U.S. Marines.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior U.S. defense official says all six reported killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were U.S. Marines.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) -- A Brunswick husband and wife have been evicted from their home of 40 years after the town condemned their apartment building because of a rotting wood porch.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft and IBM drove the Dow Jones industrial average up after the tech giants reported stronger earnings than analysts had expected.
The Wildcats’ pressure defense down the stretch helped them win their first game after a five-day layoff.
Developers caught in injunction over stormwater affected
Clark County will waive review fees for developers whose projects are caught up in a federal injunction over stormwater rules, commissioners decided this week.
Current employee ethics laws would extend to contractors
A Southwest Washington lawmaker’s bill to crack down on government contract abuses, as well as streamline the contracting process, received a hearing in the Legislature on Thursday.
LONDON (AP) -- British sprinter Bernice Wilson has been given a four-year ban after testing positive for two performance-enhancing drugs.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Cycling Union's appeal to have Russian rider Alexandr Kolobnev banned for doping at the 2011 Tour de France will be heard next month.
PRAGUE (AP) -- Jiri Raska, the 1968 Olympic ski jumping champion who was named the best Czech skier of the 20th century, died Friday. He was 70.
PARIS (AP) -- France's president says four French soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan.
Vancouver police are hoping someone will help find a 24-year-old driver who allegedly hit a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk and fled the scene.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Forestry officials in central Myanmar have seized nearly 10,000 snakes in 400 crates that were to be smuggled to China.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama's upcoming budget will call on lawmakers to revisit the last year's failed attempt by a congressional supercommittee to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Defending champion Kim Clijsters moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 20 Daniela Hantuchova on Friday.
SEATTLE (AP) -- About 270,000 electric customers around Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia are without power because of a winter storm that coated much of Washington state in ice and swelled Oregon rivers, killing three people.
TURNER, Ore. (AP) -- With floodwaters receding Friday, residents are taking stock of damage in soaked cities across the Willamette Valley. Officials warned that high water still posed a danger, along with powerful winds that could rip trees from saturated soil.
TURNER, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say deputies in a boat have plucked a 35-year-old woman from the roof of a Ford Mustang she drove into floodwaters 4 feet deep in the Willamette Valley.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Front-runner Mitt Romney and his presidential pursuers enter the final full day of campaigning in a South Carolina GOP primary contest significantly altered from just 24 hours earlier.
An alleged pimp has been arrested in connection to a juvenile prostitution case at a Salmon Creek hotel.
She was cited for allegedly driving too fast for conditions
A 52-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Thursday morning after she drove too fast into a pool of water on the Interstate 205 bridge and lost control of a 2001 Chevrolet Tracker, police said.
HONOLULU (AP) -- Raheem Appleby scored a career-high 28 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 74-70 win over Hawaii on Thursday.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A banking executive has been charged with guiding Penn State's Board of Trustees through the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's embattled Board of Trustees meets Friday for the first time since the chaotic week in November when the school was enveloped in scandal following child sex abuse allegations brought against a retired assistant football coach.
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City activists protesting a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision about campaign finance will move their rally up the street in order to comply with a judge's ruling that they can't protest in front of a federal courthouse.
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Overnight rain and wet snow forced organizers on Friday to cancel the men's World Cup super-G, the first of three races at the traditional Hahnenkamm event.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is hosting a free educational workshop for people interested in learning about the hospital’s new blood conservation program.
Clark County economic development leaders said Thursday they’re working to make Boeing Co. a bigger presence in the region by recruiting its suppliers and by expanding existing companies that help equip the aerospace giant.
Clark finds new funding sources as state contribution dips
Clark College President Bob Knight on Thursday gave his annual "State of the College" address.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Ken Rancifer scored 15 points and San Diego went 14 of 19 from 3-point range to beat Portland 82-63 Thursday night.
Her case stalled over a question on whether she was mentally competent
The Vancouver mother accused of imprisoning, starving and beating her adopted twins was arraigned Thursday following months of limbo over a question on whether she was mentally competent to proceed.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Casper Ware scored a career-high 30 points, including five 3-pointers, and Larry Anderson added 20 to lead Long Beach State to its sixth straight win, 78-69 over Cal Poly on Thursday night.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Will Cherry had 27 points, six assists and four steals and Montana took advantage of 28 Northern Colorado turnovers in a 76-58 victory Thursday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Wendell McKines scored 24 points and Hamidu Rahman added a season-high 20 to lift New Mexico State past San Jose State 79-63 on Thursday night.
Fallen trees and debris have temporary shut down passenger rail service between Portland and Seattle, BNSF Railway announced.
Police release photos of U.S. Bank bandit
Vancouver police Thursday released a photo of a man they believe robbed local branches of U.S. Bank three times within the last month.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Four-time Australian Open champion Roger Federer advanced to the fourth round with a 7-6 (6), 7-5, 6-3 over hard-serving Ivo Karlovic of Croatia.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Chiney Ogwumike added 19 points and 12 rebounds and No. 4 Stanford shook off a sluggish start to beat Washington State 75-41 on Thursday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Antoine Mason scored 22 points and Niagara defeated Canisius 75-56 on Thursday night for its third straight win.
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Anthony Ireland had 27 points, five assists and five steals as Loyola-Marymount won its sixth straight game with an 82-68 victory over BYU on Thursday night.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Darius Theus scored Virginia Commonwealth's last eight points in regulation, then hit a layup with 15 seconds left in overtime to give the Rams a 69-68 win over William & Mary on Thursday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Dylon Cormier and Robert Olson combined for 33 Loyola (Md.) points and the Greyhounds' bench outscored Siena's 17-0 in a 66-55 victory Thursday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Xavier Blount and Tre Johnson scored 14 points apiece, helping Montana State keep Sacramento State winless in conference play with a 72-65 victory Thursday night.
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Reggie Hamilton scored 21 points to lead Oakland, Mich., to a 72-63 victory over Southern Utah on Thursday night.
Suspect also accused of driving off in $58,000 Shelby Mustang
A Vancouver man is under arrest in Beaverton, Ore., after being accused of stealing every car key at Damerow Beaverton Ford.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brandon Provost and Jesus Delgado scored 14 points apiece to lead Texas-Pan American to a 72-65 victory over Chicago State in a Great West Conference opener Thursday night.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Kyle Tresnak had 16 of his career-high 22 points at halftime and Weber State stretched its winning streak to nine with an 81-67 victory over Northern Arizona Thursday.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Ryan Cook and Brian Neller combined for 36 points as Maryland-Baltimore County defeated winless Binghamton 64-58 and sent the Bearkats to their 19th consecutive loss Thursday night in an American East game.
ELON, N.C. (AP) -- Tyler Hood and Drew Windler combined for 10 of Samford's season-high 16 3-pointers as the Bulldogs held off Elon 86-80 on Thursday night.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Joshua Jones hit a 3-pointer for Eastern Kentucky's final points of regulation and the first overtime, and Jaron Jones scored a team-high 20 including the final points of the second OT, in an 86-78 win over Tennessee-Martin Thursday night.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has won the Paul "Bear" Bryant College Coach of the Year Award.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Arlon Harper scored a career-high 28 points as Charleston Southern upended first-place UNC Asheville 93-88 in a Big South Conference game Thursday night.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Matt Glass scored 16 points, including a 3-pointer with 32 seconds left, to lead Vermont over Albany (N.Y.) 73-69 in an America East Conference game Thursday night.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Ken Horton and Kyle Vinales each scored 18 points to lead Central Connecticut State to a 69-51 win over Bryant on Thursday night.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- Velton Jones scored 22 points to lead Robert Morris over Fairleigh Dickinson 67-55 on Thursday night, securing a sweep in the season series against the Knights.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Kellen Thornton scored 14 points Thursday night to lead Tennessee State to a 55-46 victory over Eastern Illinois.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Charlie Reddick had 16 points and 14 rebounds as Furman pulled away from Georgia Southern for a 64-54 Southern Conference victory Thursday night.
ORONO, Maine (AP) -- Wes Cole and Genesis Maciel came off the bench to combine for 25 points as Hartford continued its run toward respectability with a 63-49 victory over Maine Thursday night in America East Conference action.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ryan Braun's appeal of his positive drug test began Thursday before baseball arbitrator Shyam Das.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Reggie Chamberlain scored 23 points and Kirk Korver added 18 as UMKC dismantled Western Illinios 72-50 Thursday night.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Maggie Lucas scored 19 points and No. 22 Penn State beat Illinois 71-65 Thursday night for its third straight win.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Melvin Baker scored 19 points and John Baker had 13 points and 15 rebounds Thursday night to lead Austin Peay to an 80-67 win at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Sarah Watkins scored 21 points to lead Arkansas to a 69-47 win over No. 25 Vanderbilt.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Louis Montes scored 28 points and Shane Gibson had 23 to lead Sacred Heart to a 78-75 Northeast Conference victory over Quinnipiac on Thursday night.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Lydia Bauer scored 19 points to lead No. 12 Wisconsin-Green Bay to a 75-50 win over Youngstown State on Thursday night, giving the Phoenix their 36th straight regular season victory.
Economic development leaders to speak
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) -- Charlie Westbrook tied his career high with 32 points, helping South Dakota erase a big early deficit and beat IUPUI 88-78 on Thursday night.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Trailing by 10 points at halftime, Lafayette outscored Holy Cross 40-19 in the second half en route to a 54-43 victory Thursday night in Patriot League play.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Thursday that defenseman Radek Martinek will miss the rest of the season because of post-concussion symptoms.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- Reggie Middleton was fouled on his attempt at a game-winning 3-pointer with 1 second left, and he sank all three foul shots to propel Winthrop over Gardner-Webb 56-54 on Thursday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Oakland Athletics and Jonny Gomes are working to finalize a deal that would provide the team with outfield depth.
RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- Lorne Merthie scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half as Campbell defeated Radford 73-65 Thursday night for the Camels' third straight Big South Conference win.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Rakim Sanders had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Ryan Olander also posted a double-double to lead Fairfield to a 75-63 victory over Saint Peter's Thursday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Shenise Johnson scored 20 points and hit a pair of free throws with 18.2 seconds left to help lift No. 11 Miami to a 56-53 victory over Virginia on Thursday night.
A La Center Middle School basketball player who died last week will be honored before Thursday afternoon's season-opening basketball game, school officials said.
The National Weather Service has issued an urban small stream flood advisory for Southwest Washington and parts of Oregon.
WEST LONGBRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- Mike Myers Keitt scored 17 points and Monmouth (N.J.) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 68-50 win over St. Francis (Pa.) on Wednesday night.
TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Elena Delle Donne, the leading scorer in Division I, and Lauren Carra each scored 15 points and No. 16 Delaware stretched its winning streak to five with a 65-46 victory over Towson on Thursday.
Portland man faces 41 to 54 months in prison
Five months after leaving a friend to die in the middle of a highway east of Washougal, Russell Amon on Thursday took responsibility for his actions. It will cost him more than three years in prison.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors backup center Kwame Brown is recovering from surgery on his chest muscle that will likely sideline the former No. 1 overall pick for the rest of the season.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program has received its three-year certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder is going to be sidelined six to eight weeks because of a blood clot in his left leg.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Kentucky took the lead with a 9-0 run in the second half and the No. 6 Wildcats wore down short-handed Georgia and beat the No. 15 Lady Bulldogs 69-64 on Thursday night.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Tianna Hawkins set a school record with 24 rebounds, scored 18 points and fueled a second-half surge that carried No. 8 Maryland past Wake Forest 86-58 Thursday night.
MIAMI (AP) -- Eddy Curry is back on an NBA floor.
Here is a bulletin from the Beaverton Police Department.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Newt Gingrich's Republican rivals are not eager to criticize him on his marital woes.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nike has unveiled a high-tech wristband designed to measure users' activity across different sports.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Conservation groups have warned the state of Oregon they will sue to reduce logging on state forests to protect nesting trees for a threatened seabird called the marbled murrelet
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas State coach Frank Martin has suspended junior forward Jordan Henriquez indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- LSU senior guard Destini Hughes left the Lady Tigers' game at No. 9 Tennessee just before halftime after seriously injuring her right leg.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- A goat that escaped a Minnesota Nativity scene is safe after 25 days on the loose.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Brittany Rountree scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half and No. 24 North Carolina overcome a sloppy effort and beat Virginia Tech 56-37 on Thursday night, ending a three-game losing streak.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida defensive tackle Leon Orr has been arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will abandon his presidential bid and endorse Newt Gingrich, two Republican officials said Thursday, a move coming just two days before the pivotal South Carolina primary as Republican front-runner Mitt Romney struggles to fend off a challenge from the former House speaker.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says former St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has agreed to take over as defensive coordinator for with the Saints.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Ashland City Council has agreed to set up a reward fund in the slaying of 23-year-old David Grubbs.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts have responded to their worst season in two decades with a major housecleaning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles judge has ratified a binding agreement between outgoing Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his former wife Jamie McCourt in their divorce case.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal immigration officials in Philadelphia say a Ukrainian hockey coach has been accused of committing sexual acts with a teenage boy.
Boy dies, mother missing after car gets swept into Oregon creek
A monster Pacific Northwest storm coated parts of Washington with freezing rain on Thursday after claiming its first life — a child whose body was pulled from an Oregon creek where a car was swept away from a grocery store parking lot.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A new study says Alaska's endangered Steller sea lions may have trouble recovering because killer whales and other predators such as sharks are taking a toll on juvenile animals that never make it to breeding age.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders long snapper Jon Condo has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians pitcher known as Fausto Carmona has been released on bail as Dominican authorities investigate his alleged use of a false identity to play baseball in the U.S.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson is headed to Hawaii after being added to the NFC roster for the Pro Bowl.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- It's no longer a ho-hum deal when the U.S. women's soccer team is trying to qualify for something.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gary Carter's health has taken a turn for the worse.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans center Chris Myers and defensive end Antonio Smith have been added to the AFC's Pro Bowl roster.
CHICAGO (AP) -- DePaul forward Tony Freeland is transferring to tend to his ailing grandmother back home in Los Angeles.
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) -- John Cook and Tom Lehman finished atop the leaderboard at Hualalai to open the 2011 Champions Tour season. The rest of the year went pretty much the same way with each player claiming three events on the 50-and-over circuit.
Sturgeon catch guideline for Bonneville pool about one-third gone already
Anglers will get just two weekends in late February to keep sturgeon downstream of Willamette Falls
Legislators are getting serious about a sustainable debt limit
There’s nothing inherently wrong with debt. It’s what allows many people to buy homes, own automobiles and send their children to college. But debt is like dessert: If moderation is not exercised, all kinds of problems arise.
Jesuit graduate a defensive stalwart for Whitworth women's soccer
For Anisa Babar, playing collegiate soccer was about more than the competition itself — the wins and losses. After a senior season in which the central defender helped Whitworth University finish fourth in the Northwest Conference and garnered a pair of impressive honors, she said that being part of a team and the memories made are what she will remember most.
Washington only one of three states to ban their use
Standouts from Camas, Mtountain View garner scholarships
Zack Marshall of Camas and Ryan Johnson of Mountain View won the top scholarship awards from the Clark County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
Items about razor clam digging, the Oregon Bass and Panfish Club and a meeting of the Pacific Crest Trail Association
One thing we’ve learned since the Republican primary season began: There’s an awful lot of pious baloney out there. The vast majority of it is on the plate of the man who coined the phrase — Newt Gingrich. Not that he’s dining alone. Gingrich first tossed the holy lunchmeat on the counter during one of the New Hampshire debates after Mitt Romney tried to aver that he never set out to be a career politician. He was a businessman first, he said, who found his way to politics. Gingrich, who has declared war on Romney, all but called the former Massachusetts governor a liar, and not for the first time. Fast-forward a few days, and Romney’s rivals have seized the baloney and slathered it with holy hoo-hah.
Professional and aspiring writers take note — Jan. 27 is Unpublished Writers’ Day and an event will be held downtown Vancouver.
This week in Clark College athletics:
Thursday’s schedule (Subject to change)
In response to the Jan. 15 blog “All politics is local,” about the trains in Felida, again we are seeing folks in Felida who didn’t do their research and then turned to Clark County to fix their problems.
It’s time to begin a serious discussion to amend the federal Endangered Species Act. Most of our federal environmental and wildlife protection laws, including the ESA, are well over 30 years old. The majority of the current plants, insects, fish and animals protected under the ESA, are located on or in the waterways of the Western states.
As a Clark County resident who commutes to Oregon, I was offended by the view of the Smarter Bridge Committee expressed in the Columbian story, “CRC foes of all stripes share concerns.” It is obvious that these individuals do not have to commute across the I-5 bridge; for those of us who have spent two hours trying to get home, or have spent 30 minutes idling in an attempt to cross the Columbia River, or have lost valuable pay because we’ve been caught by a bridge raising and late to work, a new bridge is a necessity. I’m confident that dealing with these annoyances five days a week, 52 weeks a year would alter their tune.
I attended the Smarter Bridge Committee’s press conference on Jan. 12. It was music to my ears to hear intelligent businessmen and legislators, 90 percent of them from Oregon, explain why the Columbia River Crossing project must be stopped.
Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation will begin taking picnic shelter reservations for 2012 at 7 a.m. Feb. 1.
Clark County Public Health will host a free dental clinic for kids in February.
Finally, everyone received a snow cover all the way down to the lowest elevations. And in many areas it was very heavy. Amounts above 500 to 1,000 feet in Clark County ranged from 12 to 30 inches. Across the metro area, 2 to 5 inches were common.
We have several stray cats that used our garden for a litter box last summer and probably are still using it this winter. I wanted to plant vegetables in this spot, but now wonder if I should.
Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. Events are free unless noted. * Register: 360-225-8750 or http://tsugawanursery.com.n 11 a.m. Jan. 21: Defining a deciduous bonsai to enhance its winter silhouette.n 11 a.m. Jan. 28: Learn pruning and dormant spraying of fruit trees.
Why was Parrish blue the “in” color of the 1910s? What was with those 1950s pink bathrooms? Remember the 1970s’ “Harvest Gold” kitchen appliances?
Many winter tasks involve little more than keeping the garden tidy in some way.
Despite years of information campaigns and news columns like this one about energy issues, people still often get the wrong idea about the best ways to save energy. Some of the most repeated tips just turn out to be well-intentioned tricks.
The founding members of an effort to start a state-run Washington bank will speak at a forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver.
A daily listing of death notices.
I read with horror the Jan. 7 story in The Columbian’s Life section “Experts say dump old, impractical calendar,” regarding the elimination of leap year through calendar reform. I take that personally. Yes, I’m a leap year baby, as is, among others, my last boss — a favorite attorney in town. However, he is four years older.
The NFC and AFC championship games have not even been played yet, but mock National Football League drafts are showing up on the blogosphere.
A high level of public engagement is essential to improving government. This applies to voting, participation in public forums and writing letters to elected officials. If we want a fair and equitable government, we must study the issues carefully, then apply our vote. You lose your right to complain if you don’t vote, in my book.
I protest that our legislative officials want to call the unions of same-sex couples a marriage.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A deputy district attorney in Nevada says the $40,000 bail that a Dallas Mavericks assistant coach posted to get out of jail in Los Angeles County can be used to clear up a Las Vegas Strip casino debt that led to a warrant for his arrest.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Amtrak says it's suspending service between Portland and Seattle because of bad weather.
LAKE FOREST, Ill (AP) -- The Chicago Bears say running back Matt Forte is cleared to play in the Pro Bowl after passing a physical.
SEATTLE (AP) -- San Francisco tight end Delanie Walker says he wants to play in the NFC championship game for the first time since breaking his jaw in the second-to-last game of the regular season.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Busch has hired his older brother Kurt to help him launch his new team in NASCAR.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- A Marine squad leader has pleaded guilty to negligent dereliction of duty in a plea deal to end a manslaughter case stemming from the killings of 24 Iraqis in 2005.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has settled a lawsuit over an escalator accident at Giants Stadium that seriously injured several people.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. says its net income for quarter through December was roughly flat from a year ago as revenue rose 5 percent despite a soft market for personal computers.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears director of player personnel Tim Ruskell has interviewed for the team's general manager job.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks will open the 16th WNBA season against Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm on May 18.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Public employees are asking the Oregon Legislature to block the state's pension system from releasing the names of employees and retirees.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A doctor says a dozen soccer hooligans invaded the delivery room of a Buenos Aires hospital, hoping to avenge the death of a gang member killed in a fight with a rival faction.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue has announced that Tim Tibesar has been hired as the Boilermakers' defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A spokesman for police in the Dominican Republic says the Cleveland Indians pitcher known as Fausto Carmona has been arrested for using a false identity.
ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) -- An elite mountain rescue team is on its way up Washington's Mount Rainier searching for four people missing for days in a nasty storm.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke died Thursday, nine days after crashing at the bottom of the superpipe during a training run in Utah.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Court records in Nevada show that a felony warrant that led to the arrest in Los Angeles County of an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks stemmed from an unpaid $37,500 debt at a Las Vegas Strip casino.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Johnny Weir says he is returning to competitive figure skating in hopes of competing at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Labor unions fighting an uphill battle against a right-to-work measure in the Indiana Legislature see a last-ditch opportunity to fight back: the Super Bowl.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- New Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey has filled out his defensive staff by hiring Tony Oden as secondary coach.
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- The former leader of a Willamette Valley nonprofit agency has pleaded guilty to charges that authorities say helped to bring down the 25-year-old organization.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Sporting Kansas City has signed forward Jacob Peterson, a former member of the U.S. under-20 men's national team.
MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid's Pepe has apologized to Lionel Messi for stepping on the Barcelona forward's hand in his team's 2-1 loss in the Copa del Rey, saying that it wasn't intentional.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state representatives are weighing whether the state should require health insurers covering maternal care to also cover elective abortions.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. is among several prominent businesses publicly supporting a measure to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The Giants' Eli Manning has been forced to escape the shadow of superstar big brother, Peyton. San Francisco's Alex Smith? He only has a pair of Hall of Famers in Joe Montana and Steve Young hanging over him in 49ers lore.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Hamas officials say the speaker of the Palestinian parliament has been arrested by Israeli soldiers.
ATLANTA (AP) -- When Al Horford tumbled to the court, his hopes of playing again this season all but snuffed out, everyone figured he'd take the Atlanta Hawks down with him.
DETROIT (AP) -- Days after learning Victor Martinez could miss the entire 2012 season with a knee injury, the Detroit Tigers began looking ahead to the challenge of replacing him.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets owner Woody Johnson says quarterback Mark Sanchez "is our guy," but also wouldn't rule out the possibility of pursuing a veteran such as Peyton Manning if the Indianapolis Colts star became available.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors in Virginia have shut down one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com, and charged its founder and others with violating piracy laws.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld Washington's top-two primary system, but in a separate ruling it struck down the state's $800 limit on contributions to recall campaigns.
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Four players suspended for violating training rules are returning to Mexico's national team for an exhibition game against Venezuela in Houston on Jan. 25.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- The case of a Clark County sheriff's deputy who in 2010 sued Burger King because an employee spit in his hamburger is heading to the Washington Supreme Court.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama is headed to Jay Leno's stage later this month.
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- An attorney for a former Penn State football assistant coach accused of molesting boys has filed a request for information prosecutors have about the witnesses he could expect to see at trial.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Michael Beasley will not make the Minnesota Timberwolves road trip to Los Angeles and Utah this weekend because of a sprained right foot that has already kept him out of seven straight games.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Tulsa has hired Ross Parmley as athletic director after serving in the role on an interim basis for the past three months.
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Cincinnati Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson has been indicted for marijuana trafficking, leaving him subject to a jail sentence and punishment from the NFL.
LONDON (AP) -- Paul McCartney says he is in talks to play a role in the London 2012 Olympic celebrations.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have agreed to minor league contracts with reliever Jeremy Accardo and outfielder Fred Lewis.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Kansas State defensive coordinator Chris Cosh has agreed to fill the same position at South Florida.
AP Sports Writer (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have hired Alan Williams as their new defensive coordinator.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators have claimed forward Brandon Yip off waivers from the Colorado Avalanche and activated forward Jerred Smithson off injured reserve.
STEVENS PASS, Wash. (AP) -- Snow kept people home from work and school on Wednesday, but they found their way to Western Washington ski slopes.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady is practicing Thursday with the New England Patriots after missing the previous day resting his left, non-throwing shoulder.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Federal and local law enforcement officers are arresting suspected gang members across Eastern Washington.
ATLANTA (AP) -- A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) -- Cheney Police say they have arrested three current or former Eastern Washington University students while seizing drugs, guns and money from a late-night, off-campus party.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Charlie Weis completed his first coaching staff at Kansas on Thursday by hiring Wisconsin assistant DeMontie Cross to coach the linebackers.
ALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Terrell Owens is going indoors for his return to professional football.
OTTAWA (AP) -- The Canadian government will spend $1.5 million to help reduce concussions in kid's sports.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane Violent Crimes and Gang Enforcement Team is helping the federal government and several SWAT teams with raids across Spokane County on Thursday.
MIAMI (AP) -- Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is meeting again with the Miami Dolphins about their coaching job, which will wrap up a second round of interviews by the team.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, runner-up Andrew Luck and three players from Alabama's national championship team are among a record 65 players who have been declared eligible for the NFL draft in April.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter (SHLEES'-tuhr) has been arrested on charges he violated his bond conditions by twice testing positive for cocaine.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Republican Rick Perry says he's dropping out of the GOP presidential race and endorsing Newt Gingrich.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An overflowing creek swept a car out of a grocery store parking lot, and a child died as rain soaked western Oregon and pushed streams out of their banks.
SCIO, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say the body of a woman killed when a car was swept into a stream in Albany has been recovered.
ROME (AP) -- Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at the Golden Gala in Rome as preparation to defend three sprint titles at the London Olympics.
KITZBUEHEL Austria (AP) -- A first prototype of a high-tech air bag aimed at increased safety in ski racing was presented on Thursday, two years before its planned introduction at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Washington Transportation Department worker has been injured in an icy crash on Interstate 405 near Interstate 5 north of Seattle.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Two Washington Transportation Department workers have been injured in the ice storm.
GEORGE, South Africa (AP) -- Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium opened with a course record 9-under-par 64 to lead the first round of the Volvo Golf Champions at The Links at Fancourt on Thursday.