Stories for January 26, 2013
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France (AP) -- French sailor Francois Gabart has won the Vendee Globe round-the-world race in record time, shaving six days off the previous record held by countryman Michel Desjoyeaux.
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Marcel Hirscher of Austria earned his 10th career World Cup slalom victory Sunday, and Ivica Kostelic of Croatia took third to win the combined event, which adds the slalom results to those from Saturday's downhill.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police have arrested three soccer fans for chanting anti-Muslim slogans at a game while protesting the Beitar Jerusalem team's intention to sign two Muslim players.
Saturday's high school results
Prairie's Hamlik posts pair of solid times in meet
Prairie's Jaron Hamlik, Camas Kasey Calwell and Mountain View's Chris Xue won two events each, but it was the Skyview Storm who raced to the team title at the Southwest Washington Invitational boys swimming meet Saturday in Longview.
Effort better, but Huskies still fall to No. 16 Ducks
After a lackluster performance three days earlier against Oregon State, Washington coach Lorenzo Romar was pleased with the effort from his team on Saturday.
Blazers win the first of the home-and-home matchups with L.A.
Nicolas Batum had 20 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists for his second triple-double in a week and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Los Angeles Clippers their fourth straight loss with a 101-100 victory on Saturday night.
A woman and a toddler were injured in a single-car crash Saturday afternoon in Vancouver on Interstate 205 northbound.
Officers waited outside business for teen believed to have shot Hazel Dell man
A Vancouver teen accused in a home-invasion shooting and two armed robberies was killed by police late Friday night in Vancouver's Arnada neighborhood.
Gun-owning constituents, NRA make opinions heard
WASHINGTON -- As the Senate prepares to debate new gun control measures, some of President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats are poised to frustrate his efforts to enact limits on weapons.
A man was transported to the hospital after he was struck by a Toyota pickup while attempting to cross Northeast Andresen Road Saturday morning.
A man received a gunshot wound to the head Saturday afternoon at the Econo Lodge in downtown Vancouver.
Smoke alarms and sprinklers work to put out the flames
An alert neighbor rescued a man from a Vancouver apartment that caught on fire Saturday afternoon.
The Clark College women's basketball team bounced back from a difficult loss for an 87-42 win Saturday over Grays Harbor.
Small town will be new environment for Arizona man
Marc Denney is going from the sun-baked desert of Arizona to the rain-soaked forest of Southwest Washington. He's giving up border patrols and drug busts for the small-town flavor of one of Clark County's safest communities.
Ladd scores career high 23 for WSU
Mike Ladd had a career-high 23 points and Washington State held off Oregon State down the stretch Saturday afternoon for a 71-68 win.
Porter has emphasized fitness in training camp
One week into preparations for the Portland Timbers 2013 season, the Caleb Porter project is on schedule.
Many settled in Chicago after leaving Iran
CHICAGO -- One skinny scar lies just to the side of Minoo Panahi's left eye from when a Muslim classmate threw a rock at her. Several round spots mark her face -- the result of a nervous scratching habit developed after years of stress. An emotional ache lingers decades after her father was murdered, shot in the head when he opened the front door.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Ryan Villopoto got his second consecutive Supercross win on Saturday night, and Ken Roczen snapped Eli Tomac's three-race winning streak in the 250SX class.
WASHINGTON -- Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as "Ban Assault Weapons Now," joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.
SEATTLE -- A nonfunctional missile launcher was among the weapons that showed up Saturday at a gun buyback event in Seattle.
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Venezuela's government says President Hugo Chavez has begun additional treatment after he bounced back from complications following cancer surgery in Cuba more than six weeks ago.
NEW YORK -- Fun. is learning to have fun -- with less alcohol and more sleep.
Hundreds laid off as N.W. terminal dispute slows sales
SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- Hundreds of millions of tons of coal, packed into seams up to 60 feet thick, are still to be had beneath the rock-strewn hillsides speckled with snow that rise up along the remote Montana-Wyoming border.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Dorian Green had 17 points as each of Colorado State's starters scored in double figures in a 74-63 victory against Fresno State on Saturday night.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Eversley scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season to lead Cal Poly in a 75-64 victory over Cal State Northridge on Saturday night.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Will Cherry scored 28 points and Montana hit 30 of 33 free throws to defeat Weber State 76-74 Saturday night in a battle between the top two teams in the Big Sky Conference.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Reid Koenen had 24 points, six rebounds and three steals to lead Texas State past Seattle 86-83 on Saturday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Lucas Matthysse stopped Mike Dallas Jr. with a devastating straight right hand at 2:36 of the first round Saturday night in his first defense of the WBC interim super lightweight championship.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Mikh McKinney scored 26 points and Sacramento State rallied in the second half for a 79-72 victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed right wing Cam Atkinson on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 23.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Brandon Gibson scored 20 points and Raheem Appleby hit a 3-pointer with 1:26 remaining, helping Louisiana Tech win its 10th straight game with a 51-48 victory over Utah State on Saturday night.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Angelo Warner scored 24 points and Morehead State got superb foul-shooting to defeat Tennessee State 78-69 Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The agent for suspended New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky says he will report to the team by Feb. 11.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Clancy Rugg went 6 of 8 from the field and finished with game-highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds as Vermont pulled away to beat Albany 50-43 Saturday night.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Shawn Glover had 24 points, Damen Bell-Holter added 22 and Oral Roberts dominated inside with a 75-54 victory over McNeese State on Saturday night.
People can start making spring and summer picnic shelter reservations at 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jud Dillard had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead Tennessee Tech to a 70-52 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday night.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- John Bohannon scored 23 points and McKenzie Moore sank a 3-pointer as time expired to help Texas-El Paso edge East Carolina 68-67 Saturday in Conference USA play.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Sherman Blanford made two free throws with 6 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, then hit the go-ahead basket in overtime to help Eastern Illinois defeat Southeast Missouri 78-72 Saturday night.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Christian Standhardinger set career highs with 31 points and 16 rebounds, helping Hawaii to a 78-73 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday in the first-ever Big West Conference game between the schools.
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) -- Karvell Anderson scored 22 points, and Robert Morris rode an 18-4 spurt in the first half to a 76-68 victory over Mount St. Mary's in a Northeast Conference game on Saturday night.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Hallie Christofferson scored 23 points and grabbed seven boards in No. 24 Iowa State's 53-49 win over West Virginia on Saturday.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- Frank Gaines scored 29 points, including two free throws with 3 seconds to play in overtime, and IPFW defeated IUPUI 80-79 Saturday night.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Murphy Burnatowski scored 29 points as Colgate led wire-to-wire in a 70-56 Patriot League win over Navy on Saturday night.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Anthony Raffa and Kierre Greenwood combined for 38 points and Coastal Carolina defeated Big South Conference-rival Campbell 73-59 Saturday.
MONTREAL (AP) -- Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty will miss three-to-four weeks after having an emergency appendectomy.
LORMAN, Miss. (AP) -- LeAntwan Luckett scored a career-best 27 points as Alcorn State overcame lackluster shooting to defeat Southern University 61-57 Saturday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Justin Simmons scored 21 points and John Karhoff added 16 on Saturday and Nebraska-Omaha defeated UMKC 67-59.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Brian Williams had 17 points and made the game-winning free throws to lift Jacksonville State over Murray State 65-64 in Ohio Valley Conference play Saturday.
KENT, Ohio (AP) -- D.J. Cooper made two free throws with 55 seconds left and Ohio remained undefeated in Mid-American Conference play with a 69-68 victory over Kent State on Saturday night.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Evan Longoria bundled up before stepping out into the cold, zipping his bright blue winter jacket all the way up, putting on his scarf and pulling his gray stocking cap tight over his ears.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- P.J. Miller scored 13 points and New Jersey Institute of Technology got off to a fast start in a 64-51 victory over Texas-Pan American Saturday in Great West Conference play.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Isaiah Sykes posted a double-double and Calvin Newell scored 17 points to lift Central Florida over Southern Methodist 74-65 Saturday in a Conference USA matchup.
RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- R.J. Price made a layup with 52 seconds left to lift Radford to a 58-57 win over Winthrop in a Big South conference matchup on Saturday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Marc Trasolini had 23 points and eight rebounds as Santa Clara won its fourth straight game with a 64-50 victory over San Diego on Saturday.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Juwan Howard Jr. and Ray McCallum each scored 17 points on Saturday, leading Detroit to a 75-63 victory over Loyola of Chicago.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Dwayne Davis and Jerrold Brooks scored 11 points each, and Jonathan Mills grabbed 11 rebounds as Southern Mississippi won its ninth game in a row, beating Tulsa 62-59 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jockey Ramon Dominguez has made enough progress in the recovery from a fractured skull that he was transferred out of intensive care.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Joe Willman and Bryson Johnson each scored 16 points to lead Bucknell to a 65-58 win over Holy Cross on Saturday.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Troy Huff had 26 points, grabbed eight rebounds and North Dakota went on a 32-10 run to begin the second half to steal an 81-79 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Kyle Vinales led all scorers with 19 points and Adonis Burbage finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds as Central Connecticut State held on to beat St. Francis Brooklyn 72-70 Saturday in Northeast Conference play.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Matt Ross scored 12 points and Chicago State defeated Utah Valley 62-54 on Saturday.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Kyle Wilson scored 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field, and Army outscored American University 19-6 to open the second half for a 77-64 victory in a Patriot League game Saturday.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- Majok Majok scored 21 points and Jesse Berry had 20 points to lead Ball State to an 82-62 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Fiftyshadesofhay won the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 5 3/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Itsmyluckyday won the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes on Saturday, overtaking heavily favored Shanghai Bobby in the stretch and breaking the Gulfstream Park record for 1 1/16 miles.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) -- Tommy Benton posted a triple-double and Eric McAlister scored 22 points to lead Stony Brook to a 79-69 victory over Maine Saturday in America East action.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Will Weeks scored 21 and Jeremy Atkinson added 17, and both had eight boards to lead UNC Asheville past High Point 69-58 in a Big South conference matchup Saturday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Jack Isenbarger had 22 points and eight assists to lead Elon past The Citadel in a Southern Conference game on Saturday.
HONOLULU (AP) -- Adrian Peterson signed and tossed miniature footballs into the Aloha Stadium stands, then chatted up Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson and Marcus Allen. Arian Foster played Peyton Manning's bodyguard for stadium cameras and told fans he recently walked on hot lava.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Siyani Chambers scored 21 points and dished out seven assists, and Harvard overcame a 13-point deficit to force overtime and defeat Dartmouth 82-77 on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Josh Davis scored 22 points and Tulane pulled away from Rice in the second half Saturday for a 73-66 Conference USA victory.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Northern Illinois broke its own NCAA Division I record for futility, scoring just four points in the first half of a 42-25 loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Jake Cohen scored 17 points and De'Mon Brooks posted a double-double to help Davidson cruise past Appalachian State 79-56 Saturday in Southern Conference action.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Just like Shaun White, Kelly Clark is so smooth and so highly successful in the superpipe.
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Khalid Mutakabbir had a career-high 29 points and Eric Washington had his second career double-double to lift Presbyterian over Longwood 82-71 Saturday in Big South Conference play.
Cantwell puts a taxpayer priority first;Eyman insults perfect strangers
Cheers: To Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell. The Democrat's first bill of the 113th Congress would make permanent the sales tax deduction for Washington residents and those of other states who don't pay state income taxes. Most states, such as Oregon, tax the incomes of their residents. When it comes time to file federal returns, many of those taxpayers can deduct the state income taxes they paid. But Washington residents, who pay the highly regressive sales tax, can't do the same without frequent reauthorization. In a news release, Cantwell notes that the deduction puts an average of nearly $500 back into the pockets of 950,000 Washington taxpayers. It's time to make the deduction permanent.Jeers: To initiative king Tim Eyman. Probably best known for his anti-tax work, the Mukilteo businessman/activist is also an avowed foe of red-light cameras. These cameras are the ones mounted at traffic signals to detect and photograph vehicles that run the lights. The registered owner then receives a citation in the mail. They aren't used in Southwest Washington, but they are in Wenatchee, where Eyman was trying to start an initiative to remove the cameras. The effort ended after the city successfully sued to stop the challenge. Then, according to The Wenatchee World, Eyman fired off emails to local officials, with copies to the media, accusing them of arrogance, obstinance and "disrespect of the people you claim to represent." When it was pointed out that Eyman has never met any of the officials, he apologized, to his credit. Eyman should know that public pronouncements should be made only after an apology-potential review.
They blamed her mismanagement for the death of Americans in Benghazi, Libya. They accused her of a cover-up. Some even suggested that she faked an illness to avoid testifying about the attack.
Welcome to the Fairness 101 class, students. My name is Professor Brancaccio.
What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:
Clark County Public Health is seeking nominations for the Public Health Community Award.
No explanation given for departure of Pernsteiner
PORTLAND — Chancellor George Pernsteiner announced Friday that he is resigning from the Oregon University System after more than eight years on the job.
At least five people were killed and hundreds were injured Friday as protests swept across Egypt over the Islamist-led government's failure to fix the besieged economy and heal the politically divided nation two years after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.The anniversary of the revolution that led to Mubarak's downfall was marked more by bloodshed than joy as familiar and troubling scenes played out amid the widening despair. Gunshots echoed through cities, rock-throwing youths lunged at police through clouds of tear gas and peaceful demonstrators waved banners and shouted epithets against those in power.
I wonder where the next human massacre will take place after Algeria.
I was in Korea during the occupation and went back during the conflict.
Once again, The Columbian showed its effusive adoration of Rep. Herrera Beutler with a huge spread on Jan. 20, "Rising star, varied stripes."
I have children who have children who have children, so this makes me a great grandfather. I'm proud and happy with each of them. Because of this, I'm very unhappy about the tragedy at Newtown, Conn. These victims will now miss out on what were, for me, the best times of my life.
Regardless of where one stands in the debate concerning curbing gun violence, all citizens with even an iota of conscience should agree that the National Rifle Association's current advertising campaign that brings President Obama's children into the debate is beyond despicable.
SEATTLE — One abandoned ship sank early Friday and threatened to pull another down in a waterway off Puget Sound in the latest million-dollar problem involving derelict vessels in Washington.
PORTLAND (AP) — In the past six months, seven Oregon school districts have paid about $3 million in bonuses to teachers and principals who were rated highly in districts that improved student test scores.
Vancouver-based Killian Pacific has purchased the Kent Business Center in Kent, south of Seattle, for $5.02 million.
Births, Marriage dissolutions, Marriage licenses, Court sentencings
The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.
A daily list of death notices
I was both angered and saddened when I read that Clark County Commissioners Tom Mielke and David Madore had sent a letter to the Columbia River Economic Development Council, informing the group that county funding was being pulled based on its support of the Columbia River Crossing project ("County cuts economic group's funding," Jan. 23).
A weekly list of religion-related classes and events
The jazz festival is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.
Eighty-year-old Raymond J. Klein embodies the experimental spirit of photography, and he hopes to encourage others to think beyond snapshots with his book "Visions of Light."
Writers of all ages and experience levels can learn about various writing genres at the National Unpublished Writers' Day. The free public event is from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St.
Julie Mueller will be the new principal of Lacamas Heights Elementary School. She currently serves as the associate principal of Liberty Middle School.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Kamren Belin scored a career-high 24 points as Youngstown State topped Horizon League rival Cleveland State 73-59 Saturday.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Chris Dixon scored 22 points to lead UNC Wilmington to a 57-51 victory over Hofstra Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association game.
HALLENDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Cerro, a 3-year-old colt partly owned by 18-time Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps, won the $54,500 third race at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -- Eric Ferguson scored 18 points and Georgia Southern shot 54.9 percent from the field (28 of 51) to beat Western Carolina 72-66 on Saturday afternoon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Patricio Garino netted 16 points as George Washington won its third straight Atlantic 10 Conference game, beating Charlotte 82-54 Saturday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After being shut out for nearly the entire first half, Jordan McRae scored 17 points and made a driving basket with just under a minute left Saturday as Tennessee erased a 10-point deficit in a 54-53 victory over Alabama.
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Tashan Newsome scored 13 points and Kevin Hartley recorded a double-double to lead Gardner-Webb to a 63-49 win over Virginia Military Institute on Saturday.
DETROIT (AP) -- Jim Leyland freely admits that at least one role on his pennant-winning team is very much up in the air.
ALBANY, Calif. (AP) -- Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze has ridden the 50,000th thoroughbred race of his career.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A bat caused some anxious moments during Saturday's game between Providence and Marquette, sending coaches, players and referees scrambling and delaying the game on a number of occasions.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Kevin Hill and Cory Dixon scored 13 points each to lead five New Orleans players in double figures in a 94-54 victory over Champion Baptist on Saturday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Brian Richardson tied his career high with 20 points and South Carolina matched its total Southeastern Conference wins from a year ago with a 75-54 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.
BOSTON (AP) -- Dom Morris scored 19 points to lead six Boston University players in double figures as the Terriers defeated Maryland-Baltimore County 81-75 Saturday for their third consecutive victory.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Jake Odum's two free throws with 0.3 seconds left gave Indiana State a 59-58 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Retired Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas says he feels even better about his career after watching steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens fail to gain entry to the Hall of Fame.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Freshman Phil Forte scored a career-high 26 points in his first game since switching jersey numbers, Markel Brown added 24 points and Oklahoma State rallied from 13 points down to rout West Virginia 80-66 on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals' newest racing president may have to drop a few pounds to be competitive.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Justin Anderson and Akil Mitchell scored 16 points each and Virginia took command with a 16-3 run in the second half and beat Boston College 65-51 on Saturday, the Cavaliers' third straight victory.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Damion Lee scored 20 points and Drexel held Georgia State without a basket for nearly 14 minutes in a 68-57 Colonial Athletic Association victory Saturday.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) -- Ike Azotam had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Jamee Jackson provided key defensive plays as Quinnipiac edged Fairleigh Dickinson 58-56 Saturday.
A subject sought in connection with a home invasion shooting and a series of armed robberies was killed by police late Friday night in Vancouver’s Arnada neighborhood.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Forward Taylor Twellman and defender Tony Sanneh are among five first-time eligible players on the ballot for the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Javier Fernandez produced a fine performance in the men's free skate to become the first Spaniard to win the European figure skating title on Saturday.
VIKERSUND, Norway (AP) -- Gregor Schlierenzauer soared 240 meters in his second jump to win a ski flying event Saturday and tied the record for most ski jumping World Cup victories.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Reliever Matt Lindstrom and the Chicago White Sox have finalized a $2.8 million, one-year contract that includes a club option for 2014.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Reliever David Robertson will earn $3.1 million under his one-year contract with the Yankees, a deal that increases New York's projected payroll to about $206 million.
BOSTON (AP) -- Craig Breslow's two-year contract with the Boston Red Sox calls for the left-hander to receive at least $6.25 million.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Kim Collins put aside anger over his brother's death to finish second in the 60 meters at the International Match indoor meet on Saturday.