Stories for February 9, 2013
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ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Christoph Bieler of Austria capped off a successful weekend Sunday with a win in the Nordic combined World Cup individual event.
High school results from Saturday, Feb. 9
Four separate Hawks captured district titles as the Hockinson boys swimming team claimed a district team crown Saturday at the Class 2A/1A district meet in Longview.
Thunder capture first regional team title
It just keeps getting better for the Mountain View wrestling program, and the Prairie Falcons were as perfect as they could be Saturday night in the finals of the Class 3A Region III championships at Kelso High School
Storm had won 11 consecutive games before Saturday
The Union girls basketball team not only pulled off an upset Saturday night in their 4A district title game against Skyview, the Titans also made history.
Three Titans win individual titles at regional meet
It was the kind of moment an athlete is likely to remember a long time.
Balanced effort gives Evergreenthe title over Union
According to Evergreen boys basketball coach Brian Witherspoon, his team's most important goal in any given game is to have four players score in double figures.
Up to 3 feet of snow fell, but only a few areas set precipitation records
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of snow Saturday and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded overnight on New York's Long Island after a howling storm swept through the Northeast.
Austin Trafalet was the man on the spot for Toledo, scoring 28 points to rally the Indians to a win in the Class 1A district semifinals in Chehalis.
Wyatt Yearout made a school record eight 3-pointers but they were not enough to keep the Hawks from losing a first-round Class 2A district tournament game in Olympia.
A Saturday evening fire did major damage to an outbuilding in Brush Prairie, but did not spread to a nearby home, according to Clark County Fire District 3.
Seattle museum gains national recognition, affiliation
SEATTLE -- The Seattle museum named for the Northwest's first Asian-American elected official is being given a federal designation that could lead to government assistance and increased national exposure.
Scientists cheer latest milestone in studying planet
LOS ANGELES -- For the first time, a robot has drilled into a rock on Mars and collected a sample, and scientists are patting themselves on the back. The likelihood of high-fives also is extremely high.
Teachers choose from donations on Saturday
A worn copy of "The Velveteen Rabbit" faced out from a box marked for first-graders, one of many book-filled boxes in a conference room at the Evergreen Public Schools' administrative offices. Copies of Nancy Drew mysteries and "Bridge to Terabithia" were in boxes marked for older students.
Clark women win in rout
A 21-point halftime lead nearly vanished, but the Clark College men's basketball team held on for a 70-69 NWAACC West Division victory over Green River of Auburn on Saturday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Usain Bolt kicked off his sprint season Saturday by making a rare appearance in a 400-meter race and finishing in 46.74 seconds.
The Wildcats extended their season with a close victory over Montesano in the 1A district tournament game at Chehalis.
State looking into a complaint alleging deadly lack of safety
A complaint filed with the state against the Southwest Washington Agency on Aging and Disabilities alleges that bad management practices, unwieldy bureaucracy and a hostile work environment have led to unsafe conditions, and at least one death, among the agency's elderly and disabled clients.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The wife of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno says the family's detailed response to a critical report on the handling of child abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is being released to the public.
Lawmakers invited to join in effort to fund food programs
To urge the Washington legislature to take action against childhood hunger, the First Congregational Church of Christ is organizing a 24-hour "Fast for the Children" from sundown Feb. 19 to sundown Feb. 20.
YAMAGATA, Japan (AP) -- Sara Takanashi of Japan moved closer to winning the women's ski jump world title by sweeping a World Cup doubleheader on Sunday.
HONOLULU (AP) -- Christian Standhardinger scored 20 points, Hauns Brereton added 16 and Hawaii erased a second-half deficit to defeat UC Irvine 78-72 on Saturday night.
OLYMPIA-- Washington lawmakers are beginning to coalesce around a plan that would expand the state's laws on gun background checks, providing hope for supporters after years of failed efforts.
NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS is asking stars not to bare too much skin at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES -- Fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner's claim in an online "manifesto" that his career was undone by racist colleagues conspiring against him comes at a time when it's widely held that the police department has evolved well beyond the troubled racial legacy of Rodney King and the O.J. Simpson trial.
NEW YORK -- A Boeing 787 is in the air on a test flight, the first since the new airliner was grounded three weeks ago because of a battery fire.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Sammy Yeager had 30 points and D.J. Seeley added 21 as Cal State Fullerton defeated UC Riverside 79-67 on Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matthew Dellavedova scored 19 points including five 3-pointers, had seven assists and Saint Mary's (Cal) won its ninth straight in a 74-64 victory over San Diego on Saturday night.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Despite losing its leading scorer and rebounder, Alan Williams, to a sprained ankle midway through the first half, UC Santa Barbara battled to a 66-53 victory over Pacific on Saturday night.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) -- Heavyweights New Zealand and Fiji will meet in the semifinals of the USA Sevens rugby tournament after southern hemisphere teams dominated Saturday's second day of the three-day event.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Rookie Jordan Schroeder scored his first two NHL goals and Cory Schneider stopped 33 shots and the Vancouver Canucks rallied to defeat the Calgary Flames 5-1 Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- Stephon Carter became the career scoring leader at Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday night, sparking an 82-71 victory over Cal State San Marcos.
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) -- James Ennis scored 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and Long Beach State rebounded from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Cal State Northridge 83-80 on Saturday night.
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) -- Allan Chaney and Derrell Edwards scored 15 points apiece to lead High Point to a 74-62 victory over Coastal Carolina in a Big South Conference game Saturday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Tyler Hood scored a season-high 19 points and Samford snapped a four-game losing streak with a 79-67 win over The Citadel Saturday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jerran Young and Cole Darling each had 18 points and Wright State jumped out to an early lead and never looked back to defeat Milwaukee 64-49 on Saturday night for its third straight win.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Hameed Ali and Joy Williamson scored 15 points apiece and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi won for just the third time this season, beating McNeese State 61-58 Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Miles Cartwright had 28 points and seven rebounds, and Pennsylvania outscored Brown by 20 points in the second half en route to a 71-48 victory in an Ivy League game Saturday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Rob Brandenberg scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half to lead Virginia Commonwealth to its third straight win, defeating Charlotte 68-61 Saturday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference contest.
A howling storm across the Northeast left the New York-to-Boston corridor shrouded in 1 to 3 feet of snow Saturday, stranding motorists on highways overnight and piling up drifts so high that some homeowners couldn't get their doors open.
DENVER (AP) -- Jalen Love scored 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting including four 3-pointers and Denver used a big first half to seal the deal early against Idaho with a 74-58 win Saturday night.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Malcolm Hawkins scored 20 points and Brandon Goode had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Norfolk State past Delaware State 74-56 on Saturday.
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Marland Smith hit a school-record-tying nine 3-pointers and scored 29 points as Southeast Missouri defeated Eastern Illinois 77-64 Saturday.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Jauwan Scaife scored a career-high 30 points, including three 3-pointers, to help Ball State snap Western Michigan's seven-game winning streak with a 65-62 victory Saturday evening.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Javier Duren scored 13 points and Yale snapped Princeton's six-game winning streak in a 69-65 victory on Saturday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Dwayne Evans scored 11 points and Saint Louis built an 18-point second-half lead against cold-shooting Richmond and then held on to beat the Spiders 56-46 Saturday night, the Billiken's sixth straight win.
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Deonte Burton scored 22 points, Kevin Panzer had 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Nevada's late second-half surge earned the Wolf Pack a 74-69 victory over Air Force on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Fred Chatmon scored a career-high-tying 20 points off the bench, Nate Rogers added 17 and UMKC snapped its five-game losing streak with an 80-65 win over South Dakota on Saturday.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Sherwood Brown scored 21 points and Florida Gulf Coast rode a big second half to a 74-49 rout of South Carolina Upstate Saturday night in Atlantic Sun play.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Travis Bader scored 31 points, making 9 of 16 from 3-point range, and Oakland won its fifth game in a row by defeating South Dakota State 88-83 on Saturday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Saah Nimley scored 20 points and Arlon Harper added 17 to lead Charleston Southern to an 86-68 win over Campbell on Saturday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Lamont Middleton scored 17 points as North Carolina A&T's offense shot 64.7 percent in the second half in a 65-55 win over Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference-foe Bethune-Cookman Saturday.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- Michael Kessens scored 11 of his 15 points in the first 8 minutes of the second half as Longwood pulled away from Winthrop, then held on for a 62-56 win Saturday, snapping a 14-game losing streak.
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) -- Brison White had career-highs of 20 points and six steals helping Northwestern State rout Central Arkansas 93-73 Saturday in a Southland Conference game.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Jeremy Ingram had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead North Carolina Central to a 51-43 victory over Florida A&M on Saturday -- the Eagles' 10th consecutive victory.
MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Bud Thomas scored 12 points, dished out six assists and Mercer played a strong second half to rout North Florida 64-44 on Saturday.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Justin Black scored 23 points and dished out six assists to lead Morgan State to an 80-51 win over Coppin State on Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Lorne Jackson scored 7 of his 22 points in overtime, leading Pepperdine to a 72-68 victory over Portland on Saturday.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ryan Broekhoff scored 15 points to lead five Valparaiso players in double figures as the Horizon League-leading Crusaders defeated Cleveland State 80-72 Saturday to sweep the season series.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Sebastian Koch shot a perfect 6 of 6 for a team-high 19 points as Elon topped Furman 64-60 Saturday in a Southern Conference game.
MIAMI (AP) -- When Miami Marlins baseball operations president Larry Beinfest gathers his staff for their first official meeting of spring training, he typically starts with a review of the previous season.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Devyn Marble broke a lengthy slump with 21 points and Iowa beat Northwestern 71-57 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Isaiah Sykes scored 20 points, grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and had 11 assists as Central Florida defeated East Carolina 83-73 Saturday.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) -- Brandon Fortenberry scored 30 points to equal his career high and led Southeastern Louisiana to a 73-62 victory over Nicholls State Saturday in Southland Conference play.
DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Rashawn Rembert scored 16 points and hit a 3-pointer with 6 seconds remaining to complete East Tennessee State's stunning comeback from a 20-point, second-half deficit in its 62-61 victory Saturday over Stetson.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Rod Rucker had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 75-61 victory over Marshall in a Conference USA game on Saturday afternoon.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Cameron Ayers scored 19 points and Mike Muscala posted his fourth straight double-double to help Bucknell outlast Army 60-58 Saturday for its fourth consecutive win.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says outfield prospect Bryce Brentz accidentally shot himself in the leg last month, but could recover in time to play in spring training.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Geron Johnson scored 25 points, Chris Crawford added 16 and Memphis beat Southern Miss 89-76 to stay unbeaten in Conference USA.
ORONO, Maine (AP) -- Justin Edwards led Maine with 16 points in a 66-52 victory over Albany (N.Y.) Saturday in an America East Conference matchup.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Rafriel Guthrie came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points and Towson topped Georgia State 90-82 in overtime Saturday.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Clancy Rugg posted his third double-double in six games and Vermont topped America East Conference-foe Maryland-Baltimore County 67-55 Saturday for its fourth straight win.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- John Karhoff scored 26 points and Nebraska-Omaha overcame a 22-point first-half deficit, defeating IUPUI 85-78 Saturday.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Parker Kelly hit an overtime-forcing 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to cap a furious comeback, then made another 3 in the extra session, to help Eastern Washington shock Northern Arizona 77-74 on Saturday.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Reggie Keely scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Ohio to a 72-63 victory over Bowling Green in a Mid-American Conference game on Saturday afternoon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Schoof scored 24 points and Stephen Lumpkins recorded his 10th double-double of the season as American University defeated Colgate 70-55 Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have reassigned defenseman David Savard to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Devon Saddler had a game-high 22 points and Jarvis Threatt got his first career double-double with 20 points and a career-high 10 boards to lead Delaware over George Mason 79-72 Saturday.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Darrun Hilliard scored 17 points to lead Villanova to a 68-40 victory over cold-shooting South Florida on Saturday.
RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- Javonte Green scored 27 points and tied a career-high with 13 rebounds and Radford snapped a three-game losing streak, beating Presbyterian 76-65 Saturday in Big South Conference play.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- Markeith Cummings scored 18 points as Kennesaw State ended an eight-game losing streak Saturday with a 75-68 victory over Jacksonville.
Local intersections will become safer;'Clash of the Titans' fizzles
Cheers: To improvements coming to three dangerous Clark County intersections. The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded money to the projects as part of $25 million set aside by the Federal Highway Administration.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sam Mills scored a career-high 21 points, hitting 7 of 8 3-pointers, and Ramon Galloway was 5 of 7 from long range for 19 points as La Salle routed Fordham 89-53 Saturday.
Festivities will be held after Saturday's basketball games
Clark College will induct six individuals and four teams into its Penguin Hall of Fame during a 5 p.m. ceremony today.
Republicans have happened upon a felicitous new strategy for reviving their party from its depressed state: They need only think happy thoughts.
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In his Jan. 30 letter, "Return to nation's beginnings," Doug Moe claims we are a Christian nation. What does that mean?
Today's battlefield is non-linear; there is no "protected" battle space in which women can safely be employed. So women are already in combat -- 139 have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now I have heard it all. First it is radical people saying that "guns kill people." Nothing to do with the person holding the gun.
On reading Loti S. Christensen's Feb. 3 letter, "Clinton evades accountability," regarding the Benghazi investigation, I'm at a loss as to what Christensen would have had then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton do, other than take full responsibility.
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I'm a retired person who often goes to the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and find the history of the place very fascinating.
Love Street Playhouse presents "Crossing Delancey," a romantic comedy set in New York that follows Isabel, a modern woman who works in a book shop and pines over famous author Tyler. Her nosy grandmother, Bubbie, and the local matchmaker have their eyes set on someone else for Izzy: Sam, a pickle vendor from the old neighborhood. There will be a special dinner performance Feb. 14, catered by Chef Manny Gutierrez.
Students from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics can get a taste of what it's like to be professional musicians during Niche Restaurant's Month of Jazz benefit.
Women remember good times, contemplate plans for historic Vancouver building
The laughter and fun probably weren't much different decades ago.
Here are places accepting donations for students and staff of Crestline Elementary School, which was destroyed by fire early Sunday.
More space needed, construction costs higher, officials say
SEATTLE (AP) — If voters approve a levy proposal Tuesday, the Seattle school district plans to build some of the biggest, most expensive elementary schools in the state.
Woman, 91, at Corvallis complex leads effort to make quilts, afghans
CORVALLIS, Ore. — In an apartment full of books, handcrafts and memories, Eleanor Otley is making a gift for a stranger. The machine-stitched quilt of lavender and blue is ready now for the batting -- the filling sewn between the quilt's top and its backing. It's what gives the quilt its loft and warmth.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Shoni Schimmel led five players in double figures with 22 points and Megan Deines scored 17 off the bench to help No. 11 Louisville rout Big East Conference-foe Pittsburgh 78-45 Saturday for its sixth straight win.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Ricky Tarrant scored 27 points, including a three-point play with 2 seconds remaining, and Tulane defeated Houston 88-85 Saturday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Javon McCrea scored 16 points and Tony Watson had 14 points to help Buffalo beat Northern Illinois 59-54 on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Art Bernardi scored 23 points and Houston Baptist shot 80 percent in overtime to defeat New Orleans 75-68 Saturday and snap the Privateers' five-game home winning streak.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Myles Taylor scored 23 points and Tennessee-Martin pulled away easily with a 77-68 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- Brian Walsh and Demetrius Treadwell scored 13 points apiece and Akron got hot in the second half to rally and edge Miami (Ohio) 54-50 Saturday in Mid-American Conference play.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Mississippi State has suspended guard Jalen Steele indefinitely for violating team rules.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- Stevie Mejia scored 18 points and Hofstra overcame a 12-point, second-half deficit to defeat UNC Wilmington 65-56 Saturday, snapping a seven-game losing streak and a 16-game road skid.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Sergio Romo raced down a tunnel inside AT&T Park on Saturday, slapping hands with a sea of supporters chanting his last name during Fan Fest. He danced with some, posed for pictures with others and riled up the rest.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Khalif Wyatt scored 20 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 7 seconds left, then Temple hung on in a frenzied final second to complete its come-from-behind 72-71 win over Dayton on Saturday.
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) -- Former Washington Senators broadcaster Shelby Whitfield, who enjoyed a long career with AP Radio and ABC Radio, has died. He was 77.
NIS, Serbia (AP) -- Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia retired with an injury, giving host Serbia a 1-1 in the first round of the Fed Cup on Saturday.
WILLINGEN, Germany (AP) -- Peter Prevc soared 143 and 142 meters to lead Slovenia to victory at a ski jumping World Cup on Saturday.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Olympic and world champion Armin Zoggeler earned his 55th title and led an Italian sweep of the men's luge World Cup Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
PARIS (AP) -- Richard Gasquet will face Benoit Paire in an all-French final Sunday at the Open Sud de France.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Jurgen Melzer of Austria advanced to the final of the Zagreb Indoors after defeating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Saturday.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A bus carrying fans of a Chilean soccer team has plunged into a ravine, killing 16 people.
A Vancouver man pleaded guilty Friday in Portland to one count of wire fraud for falsely telling customers he was certified to do lead-based paint inspections and testing in homes where children live.
Tigers can't quite rally from cold first half of shooting
At the moment when panic could well have been setting in, Andrew White calmly lined up a shot from behind the 3-point line Friday.