Stories for October 12, 2012
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse University ended its annual "Orange Madness" event at the Carrier Dome 30 minutes early after a man was stabbed during the celebration.
Hockinson rushed for 266 yards to earn its first 2A Greater St. Helens League as Thomas Kirschenbaum rushed for 95 yards and teammate Jacob Reagan had 88 yards.
LINZ, Austria (AP) -- Julia Goerges defeated Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 Saturday to reach her second final of the season at the Generali Ladies.
Austin Mace rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns in the first half, leading the Thunder to an easy win over the Eagles.
Six Hilanders rushed for a combined 423 yards and eight touchdowns throughout the game, with Taylor Radcliffe leading the way with 215 yards and three scores, all in the first half.
Eli Whitmire scored four touchdowns as the Woodland defense shut down Stevenson on a rainy homecoming night in Woodland.
La Center was too much for the first-year varsity program of Seton Catholic.
Heritage stopped Battle Ground from inside the 1-yard line on the final two plays of the game Friday, coming away with a 12-7 victory.
Markieff Morris scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and the Phoenix Suns beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-93 in their preseason home opener Friday night.
Benton, Probst in the top 12 fundraisers among candidates for 147 legislative seats
Voters in Clark County's 17th District get to make a choice this fall in one of the state's most competitive legislative races.
OSAKA, Japan (AP) -- Chang Kai-chen of Taiwan beat top-seeded Sam Stosur of Australia 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to advance to the final of the Japan Open.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Defending champion Na-yeon Choi of South Korea maintained a two-shot lead in the LPGA Malaysia, shooting a 3-under 68 Saturday in a rain-interrupted third round.
Washington State University Vancouver invites all prospective students to learn about the campus, programs, student life, admissions, financial aid and more on Preview Day beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Dengerink Administration building, room 110.
Nature starts taking its course at wildlife refuge in Washougal
WASHOUGAL -- One week after a wildfire scorched almost 150 acres of the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, it could be several more weeks before humans begin some replanting and restoration efforts.
BEIJING (AP) -- Tony Martin of Germany successfully defended his Tour of Beijing title Saturday after Steven Cummings of Britain beat Ryder Hesjedal in a two-man sprint to claim the fifth and final stage.
BEIJING (AP) -- The NBA and a Chinese partner say they plan to open a basketball center near Beijing.
Vancouver — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, and her Democratic challenger, Jon Haugen, will participate in two separate live chats next week on The Columbian's website.
CLARK COUNTY — Clark County commissioners are seeking a volunteer to fill a position on the Solid Waste Advisory Commission.
Vancouver — The number of salmonella cases linked to an east Vancouver Mexican restaurant has topped 70.
Judge chides him, team for treatment of victim in case
An angry judge sentenced a former Olympia-area softball coach to one year in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl on his team during a tournament in the summer of 2011 in Clark County.
A Vancouver man accused of setting fire to a Hazel Dell hotel won't be arraigned on charges until a judge determines he's mentally competent to stand trial.
A Woodland woman was injured in an early morning crash on Highway 36 east of Triangle Lake in Lane County, Ore.
Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna answer questions on the Columbia River Crossing, the economy and education.
Drainages on southwest side of Mount Adams affected by Cascade Creek Fire are particularly vulnerable
Store would be part of Mill Creek Town Center
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Carlos Ruiz scored in the 85th minute to give Guatemala a 2-1 win over Jamaica on Friday night in a World Cup qualifier.
Goal is to get gillnets into off-channel areas. Public can attend daylong session at Airport Embassy Suites
Gillespie Dentistry is hosting its second annual Dentistry From The Heart event Saturday, Oct. 13.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch Game 1 of the NL championship series at home Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Authorities say one of the leaders of a gambling ring that fixed a University of San Diego basketball game has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick says he has had "very preliminary conversations" with Big East officials about the Fighting Irish leaving the conference before the required 27-month notification period ends.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Javier Hernandez scored a goal after Andres Guardado and Oribe Peralta finally got Mexico going with two late goals on the way to a 5-0 rout of Guyana in a World Cup qualifier played at a neutral site.
M0UNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- Keenan Reynolds threw three touchdown passes to lead Navy to its second straight victory, 31-13 over Central Michigan Friday night.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas' "Late Night in the Phog" featured all its normal pageantry with smoke, video montages and skits. About halfway through, however, some technical difficulty threatened to slow down the evening when the lights faded and the women's team scrimmage was paused.
In-game updates available here
Friday's high school football games involving Clark County-area teams:
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Dion Waiters scored 18 points while Anderson Varejao added eight points and nine rebounds to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 86-83 in an exhibition game at the Assembly Hall on Friday night.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Olympic champion Claressa Shields stopped Dara Shen in the third round Saturday night at the National Police Athletic League semifinals in the women's 165-pound open division.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's Division I ice hockey program went live in Happy Valley Friday night.
Three Friday-morning crashes serve as a good reminder to be careful driving in the rain, Washington State Patrol said.
TORONTO (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan scored 14 points and Ed Davis had 12 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 82-75 preseason victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) -- Former NFL player Anthony Wayne Smith has been ordered to stand trial for four murders.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Oligarch won the $53,000 Watsonville Purse by 1 3/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Friday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State officials stopped a public scrimmage when the grandfather of senior Scott Wood fell ill at courtside and was carried away on a stretcher.
SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) -- John Mallinger opened a four-stroke lead Friday in the Frys.com Open, making an eagle and two birdies on the final four holes for a 9-under 62.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera has been reinstated by Major League Baseball after serving a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test, but he will not be part of the Giants' playoff roster.
Deza Rae Hernandez is alleged to have gang ties
Clark County sheriff's deputies are enlisting the public's help to locate a robbery and assault suspect.
Police officers will serve customers at local Red Robin restaurants on Saturday to support Special Olympics athletes.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) -- Eddie Johnson scored twice Friday night, including the winning goal in second-half injury time, lifting the United States to the verge of advancing in World Cup qualifying with a nervous 2-1 victory.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The French Connection is together again in Buffalo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dave Hansen is out as hitting coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have offered him another position within the organization.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- A loose horse running the wrong way up the homestretch caused Santa Anita stewards to declare the second race a no contest on Friday.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Suburban Detroit police say they have closed their investigation into a traffic accident involving Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo).
ALDIE, Va. (AP) -- Past champion Bill Britton and Charlie Bolling shared the second-round lead Friday in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says returning star forward Trevor Mbakwe is "lucky to be on the team" following a guilty plea for driving while intoxicated last month.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon has suspended senior defensive tackle Isaac Remington indefinitely after he was cited for driving under the influence.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Zach Miller is getting re-adjusted to what it's like to be an eligible pass catcher again after a year spent being a de facto offensive lineman.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) -- The United States is using a lineup mixed with veterans such as goalkeeper Tim Howard and defender Carlos Bocanegra and less-experienced players in its World Cup qualifying match against Antigua and Barbuda.
An early-morning fire destroyed the Guru Ramdass Sikh Community's temple in east Vancouver, before it was even open for worship.
CONOVER, N.C. (AP) -- Dan Forsman shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Fred Funk, David Frost and Larry Mize after the first round of the Greater Hickory Classic.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Long-shot Northwood Bully took command out of the gate and held off Back Away by a head in the $30,000 allowance-optional claiming feature at the Meadowlands on Friday.
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have one day to savor their triumph in Oakland before a whirlwind start to the AL championship series.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders defensive end Andre Carter was always taught to do everything on the field at full speed. Recovering from a torn quadriceps injury required a bit more patience.
Wyman, Watkins, Kreidler are top choices for administrative posts
Almost 12 years ago, Kim Wyman replaced Sam Reed as Thurston County auditor, whose chief duty is managing elections. Wyman is our choice to replace Reed in 2012 as Washington secretary of state, the office that manages elections at the state level.Two good candidates have emerged in this race. Democrat Kathleen Drew has served as a state senator, then as a policy advisor to Gov. Chris Gregoire for six years, when she carved out a commendable record of accomplishment in ethics policies, budget matters and election-related issues.
When Michelle Obama called voting rights "the movement of our era" in a Sept. 11 speech, she didn't specifically mention the Republican-led crusade for restrictive voter identification laws. She didn't have to. Her audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual gala dinner fully understood the context. It's hard to believe that in this day and age, the right to vote is once again under assault from those who would prefer to keep minorities, the poor and the elderly away from the polls. But here we are.
It is really sad that Americans place so much value in debates. I hate debates. They are not about seeking the truth or educating your audience. Rather, they are all about bullying, using verbal and other sundry vacuous tactics to "win" an argument. Debates are like other hideous sports Americans love so much, i.e. boxing, football, etc., in which we "enjoy" the spectacle of brutality that humans are capable of more than their intellect or reasoning processes. Education and learning requires work and effort, and cannot be achieved through sound bites.
The gay and lesbian marriage movement, at the surface, appears to be an issue of fairness and equality, but in reality, it is just another initiative from the gay and lesbian community to force popular acceptance and legitimacy of their lifestyle. The "marriage" of a man to a man or a woman to a woman can never be legitimized no matter how it is framed.
Clark County officials are inviting residents to talk about the ongoing Camp Bonneville munitions cleanup during an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Vancouver Fire Station 4, 6701 N.E. 147th Ave.
The first of two October sessions of "Tales of the Engagé" is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1001 E. Fifth St.
The Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department and the Washington State Trails Coalition invite trail users to a forum and dinner benefit for trails at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 West Sixth St.
One objection to the Equality of Marriage law is that it redefines marriage. But society must keep redefining its institutions as society evolves so its institutions do not become irrelevant. Marriage is no exception.
Seize the Bagel is a family-owned bagel bake shop and café that offers a wide selection of bagel-based items. Owner Bruce Yamamura is committed to using sustainable locally procured ingredients. There are no trans fats, hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup or preservatives in any of the bagels served. Yamamura has incorporated 37 years of food industry experience to ensure his food quality, business practice, and community involvement are the best he can provide. He supplies bagels to Clark College and high schools in the east county, as well as various coffee shops around Vancouver.
Bluegrass scaled back, but sandhill cranes still main event
If you go
Band's first album with major label 'beefier'
The Sheepdogs won a "Rolling Stone" magazine "Choose The Cover" competition to become the first unsigned band to grace the cover of the high-profile magazine in August 2011 -- a victory that also paved the way to a deal with major label Atlantic Records.
Colby Gilbert, Skyview boys cross country
Commentary: Candace Buckner
It didn't take long, and no one knows exactly how it all started. But it's there. The chemistry that eludes the Bobcats of the world, but defines winners. Take it from the man who led the Blazers to their last run to the Finals.
A daily listing of death notices.
A man debated a boy Thursday night on national television, and both were ultimately schooled by a woman.
I feel that time has come to vote out all incumbents running for office in this fall's election. With the lack of confidence the nation has in Congress, it's time for them to go. Whether you are Democrat or Republican, think first of our country and not the party. These candidates have had their time to serve the people. Now, let's give someone else a chance.
Here we go again with the current administration foisting another cover-up on the American public, aided and abetted by our media, regarding the recent "Benghazi-Gate." We've endured a litany of mixed messages from our secretary of state, our UN ambassador and the president's press secretary about what occurred on Sept. 11 in Libya. Now, the office of the director of National Intelligence has acknowledged our consulate came under "a deliberate and organized terrorist attack," resulting in the deaths of four Americans. Why didn't these men have proper protection in such a volatile country? Are they one of the "times where we bump up against … these countries," later referenced by our president in regards to events in the Middle East?
The celebration of Independence Day has included fireworks to represent the battles fought by patriots who sacrificed everything to realize true freedom. If you are discriminating against this celebration of our freedom, you do not deserve to live in this country that I and many other veterans have fought for.
No-quit attitude keeps Columbia River in league hunt
To the end. "It's very motivational to our defensive core," senior linebacker David Snuffin said. To the end. "It's our inspiration to go hard every single play," senior defensive lineman Dillon Willis said. To the end.
The Winterhawks complete a six-game road trip through the Western Hockey League's East Division with games at 6 p.m. Friday at league-leading Prince Albert and 6 p.m. Saturday at Swift Current.
Former legislator, CREDC president takes on incumbent
In 2008, former 18th District state legislator Tom Mielke, a Battle Ground-area Republican, narrowly won his first term on the Board of Clark County Commissioners by beating Democrat Pam Brokaw by 207 votes.
Births, marriage dissolutions and applications and court sentencings
Worst Northwest weather event in modern history blew through Vancouver
Dean and Karen Moreland's wedding was scheduled for 7 p.m. in a Vancouver church.
As Don Appert explains it, his most recent ASCAPLUS Award is something of an ensemble effort.
Fall has arrived in Clark County, bringing the usual array of pumpkin patches, hay rides, mazes and frights.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets' offense are expecting to get a big boost against the Indianapolis Colts.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canadian women's soccer star Christine Sinclair has been suspended four games by FIFA "displaying unsporting behavior" at the London Olympics.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- In the week leading up to Boise State's annual tussle with Fresno State, Chris Petersen becomes downright effusive about the level of respect he and his players have for the Bulldogs.
WEMBLEY, England (AP) -- CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb attended England's World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Friday after he became ill on a flight and went to the hospital.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Mike Krzyzewski says Duke is cooperating fully with the inquiry into whether any NCAA rules were broken when former player Lance Thomas purchased nearly $100,000 in jewelry during the 2010 national championship season.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Harvard is planning to build a new basketball arena by 2022 and also renovate the nation's oldest football stadium.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- An attorney for Arkansas coach John L. Smith says a computer error in his bankruptcy case is behind what appeared to be a huge jump in his debt.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Playing as a ranked team for the first time this season, No. 21 Cincinnati wants to see its junior quarterback make everything look routine.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- The U.S. luge, skeleton and bobsled teams took their first runs of the season in Lake Placid on Friday, opening day for the sliding track at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Police in a Detroit suburb say they've closed a traffic accident involving Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo).
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a woman who dated Nets CEO Brett Yormark can't sue him after she had an abortion.
MONTREAL (AP) -- The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated the drug-testing lab in Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the 2016 Olympics.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets are placing Darrelle Revis on season-ending injured reserve, a few weeks after Rex Ryan said the team would wait until after surgery in case the star cornerback could return in time to play in the Super Bowl.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ohio State has held the upper hand against Indiana for decades.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Matt Barkley was just a freshman and knew there would be other chances later in his career to get even with Washington.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is expecting another physical game when No. 17 Stanford visits the undefeated Irish on Saturday.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams is free from jail but his court battle will continue as he tries to clear his name in a sexual assault case.
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Cody Vaz insists he isn't nervous, even if the hopes of No. 10 Oregon State ride on him, a quarterback who hasn't started a game since he was in high school.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- If there was a true start to quarterback Gary Nova's career at No. 20 Rutgers, it came last year against Syracuse.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Army finally has something positive to build on, even if the deck is stacked against it.
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- Lance Armstrong's former team manager, Johan Bruyneel, has left as general manager of RadioShack Nissan Trek.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Charlie Strong has engineered quite a turnaround at Louisville.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's Paul Pasqualoni will face an old protege Saturday when Steve Addazio and Temple visit Rentschler Field.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams is being released from jail after a judge gave him a suspended sentence in a sexual assault case.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Mo Williams leaned over and made sure the young one knew what to expect.
LINZ, Austria (AP) -- Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka reached her 10th semifinal of the season Friday by defeating Petra Martic of Croatia 6-2, 6-2 at the Generali Ladies.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- On the day Andy Roddick announced his retirement from tennis, he helped Bulgarian player Dimitar Kutrovsky receive a reduced ban in a doping case.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Defending national champion Baylor, with All-America center Brittney Griner returning from a 40-0 season, is the overwhelming pick to win the Big 12 again.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Kansas, the Big 12 champion or co-champion in each of the past eight seasons, is the preseason favorite to win again this year.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Police in suburban Detroit are investigating after a motorist says he was sideswiped by Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo).
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Air Force coach Troy Calhoun describes Falcons running back Cody Getz as rather small and not too fast.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Bacarri Rambo says Georgia's defense has too much talent to be giving up so many points.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is working on a new contract for men's basketball coach Bob Huggins.