Stories for September 28, 2012
Kelso 40, Hudson's Bay 0
Fourth-down plays help Spudders beat Hockinson
Ridgefield converted four times on fourth down Friday night, including twice on the opening drive of the second half to help cement a 42-18 home victory over Hockinson
Columbia River 62, Fort Vancouver 12
Union 56, Heritage 19
R.A. Long 34, Washougal 31
Stevenson 30, Kalama 0
Toledo 60, Seton Catholic 13
La Center 36, White Salmon 7
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- NFL referees have voted and approved a new eight-year deal with the league. Now they all can get back to the business of calling games.
Deputy says his goal is to educate drivers
Sheriff’s top ticket-writer promotes safety
Building renamed for dedicated musician, teacher, businessman
Dale Beacock influenced a lot of young lives in the Clark College music building.
A 17-year-old female was injured after she stepped out of her car along Highway 99 Friday afternoon, officials said.
Brush Prairie woman organizes annual event
Brush Prairie resident Angela Maitland had everything she thought she wanted out of life: a husband, five children and the ability to stay at home with her five children. So, she was perplexed about why she felt a void in her life.
BERLIN (AP) -- Geoffrey Mutai returns to the flat course of the Berlin Marathon seeking to break the world record and prove Kenyan athletics officials were wrong in leaving him off the Olympic team for London.
Battle Ground quarterback Ian Humphrey threw for 372 yards and six touchdowns as the Tigers beat the Plainsmen 40-6.
Hundreds of Clark County students get hands-on instruction at annual Watersheds Festival
Hundreds of kids on Friday afternoon learned science in the most natural way: from Mother Nature.
Free admission at fort for Public Lands Day
TOKYO (AP) -- Russia's Nadia Petrova beat defending champion Agnieska Radwanska 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 on Saturday to win the Pan Pacific Open.
Clark County, local school districts and nonprofits are hosting a resource fair for teenage and young parents.
A homeowner bulldozing brush off Turk Road in Skamania County found human remains Sunday afternoon, the Skamania County Sheriff's Office said Friday.
Update of milepost 66 fire in Gorge, Cascade Creek fire on Mount Adams
A woman accused of plotting to rob a Hazel Dell man who answered her prostitution ad was sentenced Friday to three years and nine months in prison.
SHERWOOD PARK, Alberta (AP) -- Japan's Saori Yoshida ran her string of international championship wins to 13 on Friday night in the women's wrestling world championships, pinning American Helen Maroulis in the second round in the 55-kilogram title match to capture her 10th senior world crown.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lindsay Whalen scored 20 points, Seimone Augustus had 19 and the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 78-70 in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals Friday night.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Graham Zusi scored two goals, and Sporting Kansas City clinched a playoff spot with a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Friday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers will have a new kicker Sunday in Kansas City, with the team saying regular kicker Nate Kaeding didn't make the trip for the game.
Police receive tip about Teamsters boss who disappeared in 1975
ROSEVILLE, Mich. — Authorities drilled through concrete and removed two samples of wet soil and clay in a modest Detroit-area neighborhood Friday in the latest effort to find the remains of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975.There was no visible sign of human remains, but test results could be ready by Monday, Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said.
MADISON, Ill. (AP) -- Top Fuel racer Antron Brown led a record-setting day of qualifying Friday in the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Colton Chapple threw four touchdown passes in Harvard's 49-point first half and the Crimson went on to rout Holy Cross 52-3 on Friday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Brandon McCarthy's hair is growing back fast and that big scar on the right side of his head hardly noticeable anymore.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Lindsey Harding scores 23 points to lead the Atlanta Dream in a 75-66 win over the Indiana Fever in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Friday night.
KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- Jeff Simon of Las Vegas won his first competition since being injured more than two years ago with a dramatic photo finish in the men's 1,500 meters at the U.S. Single Distance Short Track Speedskating Championships.
Wage increase tied to 1.67 percent increase in Consumer Price Index
Builders note enthusiasm among attendees who toured 4 upscale houses
Clark County's premier show of homes drew a lighter crowd during its three-week run this month.
The annual Museum Day Live! hosted by Smithsonian magazine is Saturday. That means participating museums across the country offer free admission to visitors.
Legislative, Clark County and Clark Public Utilities candidates will participate in a forum Thursday at the Cedars on Salmon Creek, 15001 N.E. 181st St. in Brush Prairie.
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Two Hawaii defensive tackles have been taken to the hospital after being injured in apparent helmet-to-helmet collisions on back-to-back series during the first quarter against Brigham Young on Friday night.
In-game updates available here
Friday's high school football games involving Clark County-area teams:
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Paul says he'll be ready to play by the Los Angeles Clippers' season opener on Oct. 31, which comes barely two months after the All-Star guard had right thumb surgery.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Jazz will not allow disgruntled guard Raja Bell to join the team for training camp even though he remains under contract and they haven't been able to agree on buyout terms.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Eight sacks in a single half may even be more than Pete Carroll envisioned for his young, explosive defense.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals missed his fourth straight start with a sprained right ankle, but felt good enough to take pregame batting practice.
TORONTO (AP) -- Omar Vizquel has apologized to his Toronto Blue Jays teammates for telling a local newspaper the ballclub wasn't doing enough to correct repeated mistakes by their players.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The No. 12 Texas Longhorns will be without two starters on defense Saturday night against Oklahoma State, the highest-scoring team in the nation.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb's wife had perfect timing, at least as far as football goes.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish felt no discomfort after throwing in the bullpen for the first time since skipping his previous turn for the Texas Rangers because of neck stiffness.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brian Dawkins has no idea how he'll react Sunday, when he watches his No. 20 jersey formally retired before the Eagles-Giants game at Lincoln Financial Field.
A Washington County medical marijuana dispensary raided by authorities has hosted politicians for tours to advocate for medical marijuana plants.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being limited in practice with a bone bruise in his right knee.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is going to miss the rest of the season because of lower back soreness.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets drafted Quinton Coples in the first round, expecting the big defensive lineman to make an immediate impact.
ST ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius, the 25-year-old double amputee coming off inspirational performances in the Olympics and Paralympics, is set to play in the pro-am competition next week in the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Settlement with L&I gives company and workers reason for optimism
After a figurative but wild roller-coaster ride for the past eight months, the iconic Pendleton Woolen Mills textile plant in Washougal appears to be approaching a period of stability. At least, that's what the plant's 190 workers, supervisors and management officials are hoping.Starting in December 2011, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries launched inspections at the mill that lasted through May. In June, L&I cited Pendleton for three dozen "serious" safety and health rule violations, plus five lesser violations, and imposed $93,300 in penalties. In July, Pendleton appealed.
Andrea Young, Union swimming is the fall athlete of the week for the week ending Sept. 22
Three fallacies and two dangers are at the heart of Mitt Romney's tax policy.
Mountain View Ice Arena once again home for team
Developmental-level junior hockey is back in Vancouver under new management, and with another nickname.
What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking: NBA floppers; Cleveland Indians
President Obama took office during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. During George W. Bush's presidency, we had some of the slowest private-sector job growth since World War II. American workers' income stalled and, yet, productivity grew. The richest 1 percent's income exploded.
A special guest recently visited Ridgefield High School to give Bob Meek's theater and choir students some tips on singing, acting and careers in creativity.
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery is an option for weekend breakfasts. Menu items range from house-made Space Stout buttermilk biscuits to scrambles that include a house-made chorizo, as well as griddle selections served with brown sugar-cinnamon butter, and hazelnut-finished ham.
He covers Chess Records bluesmen, rockers on new CD
George Thorogood's new CD, "2120 South Michigan Avenue," is the veteran blues rocker's tribute to the blues and early rock and roll artists that recorded for the legendary Chess Records label in the 1950s and 1960s.
I was disheartened by the Sept. 19 story, "Grocery store planned for old Fred Meyer site," which said the store could "result in bringing groceries to a Vancouver neighborhood that has sorely lacked access to fresh foods." I wasn't surprised a new business was attempting to locate there, but I was shocked that the paper failed to recognize the St. John's IGA store that has served the area almost 30 years.
A daily listing of death notices.
Coming out of their national convention, the Democrats now are running on the fictions that:
1. Fact: Since the year I was born, the U.S. population has more than tripled.
Having coal trains coming through Vancouver would be too financially risky. Vancouver taxpayers would have to help fund additional bridges and pay for improvements on the railroad bridge over the Columbia River.
The Portland Winterhawks host the Kelowna Rockets both Friday and Saturday at the Rose Garden.
Papermakers open league play by hosting Skyview
One could argue this is the biggest game in Camas football history.
Births, marriage dissolutions, marriage licenses, court sentencings
Rusty Grape Vineyard contest lets patrons experience how wine was once made
Rusty Grape Vineyard has an unusual way for winery newcomers to get their feet wet this weekend. For a mere $20, visitors can take off their shoes and squish their way to victory in a series of grape-stomping contests starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Eight hours of free musical entertainment will highlight a Saturday fundraiser for the Clark County Veterans Court.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey still has no recollection of the devastating hit by Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy last week that left him with a concussion and neck strain.
DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki is a changed man on a Dallas Mavericks team that has again changed drastically.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill Mott is looking at a big day at Belmont Park.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- New Mexico coach Bob Davie isn't drawing any conclusions about a Boise State offense that has struggled and sputtered in the red zone.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The University of Texas will honor former women's coach Jody Conradt with a bronze statue inside the Longhorns' basketball arena.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Three years later, Florida State remembers and South Florida can't forget.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has agreed to a new contract that will play him $3.856 million annually through the 2021-22 season.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Laurent Robinson returned to practice Friday and is expected to play against Cincinnati.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Martin Truex Jr. hopes a return to the site of his lone Sprint Cup victory can help overcome a slow start in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
NASHVILEL, Tenn. (AP) -- Titans middle linebacker Colin McCarthy will miss a third straight game with his sprained right ankle, and receiver Kenny Britt has missed his third straight practice with his own injured left ankle.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The University of Texas will honor former women's coach Jody Conradt with a bronze statue outside the Longhorns' basketball arena.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The U.S. Attorney's office in Rhode Island says no federal criminal charges will be brought in the case of the video game company owned by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, which received a $75 million state loan guarantee before going belly up. A state investigation continues.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says star linebacker Jon Beason is back at practice but questionable for Sunday's game at Atlanta.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A task force investigating a spike in thoroughbred deaths at New York's Aqueduct track last winter is calling for tighter rules and better regulation of drug use, particularly ones that can mask injuries.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants may be without wide receiver Hakeem Nicks for Sunday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Nicks, who missed a win over Carolina Sept. 19 with a sore foot, now has a knee problem.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden is getting attention for his outburst during an anti-crime rally in his hometown of Stockton.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The NFL and its fans welcomed back the regular officials with open arms Thursday night.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Chris Economaki, a journalist regarded as the authoritative voice in motorsports for decades, died Friday. He was 91.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson says he has a team doctor's approval that his sprained right knee is healthy enough to play against New England.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Finally, wide receiver Jerome Simpson can join the Minnesota Vikings.
TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) -- The league president and head coach of a children's football team in Orange County have been suspended amid allegations that players were offered bounties to knock opponents out of games.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will be sidelined about eight weeks with a knee injury.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd felt hollow when the 17th-ranked Tigers lost at No. 4 Florida State last week. He took major steps to make sure he wouldn't feel that away again Saturday at Boston College.
NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell tells fans "you deserve better" than games worked by replacement officials.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have released Tsuyoshi Nishioka, ending their experiment with the Japanese middle infielder after two rough years.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The architect who designed stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts has been chosen to design the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium.