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• Victim transported to Grande Ronde Hospital with burns to her hands after fire breaks out in La Grande Plaza apartment complex Sunday afternoon

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By Bill Rautenstrauch The Observer

One person was injured in a fire that broke out in the La Grande Plaza apartments in the 700 block of 12th Street Sunday. The La Grande Fire Department responded to the fire at 3:15 p.m., sending an engine, two ambulances and a com­ mand vehicle. Some people were told the leave the building, but the fire was quickly

controll ed,according to a La Grande Police Department report. The police department said the fire started in a bedroom. A female in the apartment sustained burns to her hands and was transported to Grande Ronde Hospital for treatment. The name of the burn victim was un­ availableby The Observer'spressdeadline today. The fire department said the cause oftheblazeisunderinvestigation.

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this week By Bill Rautenstrauch The Observer

Kevin Martin, the man recently named supervi­ sor of the Wallowa Whit­ man National Forest, plans meet-and-greet sessions in Wallowa, Union and Baker counties this week. Last week, Pacific North­ west Regional Forester Ken Connaughton said Martin, supervisor of the Umatilla National Forest, will be the WWNF supervisor until further notice. A Fort Dodge, Iowa, native, Martin is a graduate of both Iowa State University and Oregon State University, and has served as the Umatilla National Forest supervisorthe lasteight years. He has degrees in animal ecology, entomology and wildlife science. The opening meet-and greetevent isslated from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cloverleaf Hall, 600 NW First St. in Enterprise. Wednesday's session takes placefrom 4 to6 p.m .atthe La Grande Ranger District, 3502 Highway 30 in La Grande. Thursday from noon to 2 p.m., Martin will be at the Whitman Ranger District, 3285 11th St., in Baker City. "I look forward to meeting the folks in the communities surrounding the Wallowa­ W hitman and hope they find the time tojoin me forcoffee, cookies and conversation See Greet / Page 2A

Who is Catherine Creek named for? The creek was named for Catherine Godley, according to "Oregon Geographic Names" by Lewis A. McArthur and Lewis L. McArthur. Godley was the daughter of Thomas and M.E. Godley. The Godleys were among the earliest settlers in Union, which was founded in 1862. Little Creek near Union was originally named Julianna Creek after the Godley's other daughter.

• Some households receiving calls meant for others after telephone line snafu

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Eight-year old RileyWilliams of Bethel, Alaska, battles with Colm Cahill of La Grande during one of the Cove Cherry Fair competitions Saturday. Mercury scraped 94 degrees during the annual celebration.



Why did Abraham Lincoln turn down a chance to become

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governor of Oregon? Abraham Lincoln rejected an offer by Secretary of State John Clayton to be appointed governor of the Oregon Territo­ ry in 1849 because he thought See Lincoln / Page 3A

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Firefighters quickly controlled a blaze Sunday at the La Grande Plaza apartments in the 700 block of 12th Street.

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SUMMERVILLE — Sev­ eral Frontier customers on Summerville Road got a sur­ prise Friday when a Pend­ leton Grain Growers vehicle accidentally snapped the telephonelinesthatserviced their home phones. It was not a long-term problembecause the service techs were promptly there to fix things — and fix things they did. Since then these Summerville residents have had the next best thing to the old party lines, only they m ightbestbedescribed as tele-scrambled lines where each householder is receiving the other's phone calls. If that word isn't in the Webster's dictionary, it ought to be added under tele­ scramble, tele-scrambling and tele-scrambler. To make this perfectly clear, if you need to talk to the Yergeses, you have to dial the Abbotts, and if you need to reach the Olivers, then call the Yergeses. But if you need to reach the Abbotts, you can try calling the Olivers, but not at the Yerges' actual number. If you dial the Olivers to reach the Abbotts phone line that still won't work because the Abbotts' phone line has been dangling from the pole since Friday.

Gravesites now easier to locate


By Dick Mason All cemeteries are shrouded, at least in a small sense, by figurative veils of mystery. These veils, however, are now a bit smaller for people visiting any of La Grande's three cemeteries. Maps have recently been installed by the La Grande Cemetery Maintenance District at Hillcrest East, Hillcrest West and Grandview cemeteries. The maps are guiding visitors to the gravesites of fiiends and loved ones. See Maps / Page 3A



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Call The Observer newsroom at 541-963-3161 or send an email to news@lagrandeobserver.corn. More contact info on Page 4A.


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In other words, to reach the Storygirl at the Yerges residence with a story lead forthe Observer,don'tcall the Yerges' number un­ less you want to talk to the ex-sheriff, who on the other hand, might be more inter­ esting to talk to actually. However, if you truly need to reach the Olivers, then by all means call the Yergeses. Calling the Olivers' actual number will only make their phone ring 'til the cows come home. Now,ifyouneed some transport work done by the Abbotts, then don' t call the Yergeses unless you also have some art you want framed or you want your name put in the Observer. You' ll need to call the Ab­ botts directly on their cell phone, that is, if you happen to have their unpublished number. Perhaps just for the weekend, we should all have changed our phone messages. Mine might say: "Hello, you have dialed the Abbotts but have reached the Yergeses. Sorry they aren't at our home to take your call just now. I'm sure your call is impor­ tanttothem, sopleaseleave a message, and we' ll tell the Abbotts as soon as we find a way to call them." As entertaining as party lines were in their day and See Phones / Page 2A

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Non-hunter wants deer hanging out by house to be spared he folksy

wallpaper for my computer, but I have accepted that MIICE SHEARER people hunt. I just don't want to accept that not hunting is un-Amer­ ican or that it is un-manly. I something wrong with us. I was offered the chance just like my elk and duck on the hoof, so to speak. (Yes, I last winter to go lie in wait in the early morning frozen Mike Shearer photo know those webbed feet on mist in case a duck appeared Deer make themselves at home in La Grande. the duck are not technically so that I could have the rare hooves, but "on the webbed bitof"sport"toit,but foot" just doesn't work opportunity to shoot the poor it, you should be willing to I am not one to take linguistically.l thing, turning one of the love­ shootit. liestcreatures in the world Fortunately, I can say with a delight in anyone being ac­ All I can say to other non­ into one of those fiightening hunters is that when invited dear conscience I am no hypo­ cidentally shot. critein thatrespectforIdon't I like hunters. My dad carcasses you see hanging to go hunting all one can by their necks in windows in eat duck I have never eaten hunted rabbits, quail and politely do is what Miss Man­ San Francisco's Chinatown. a duck I have no interest in pheasants back in Kansas. ners (Judith Martin) says The invitation brought to m aking anyone who either My uncles and cousins hunt­ one should do to decline any mind Mitch Miller's rendition ed. I had an American Indian unwanted invitation. Never eats duck or hunts feel guilty, of the children's song set to the but I don't know why I have fiiend in New Mexico who give excuses. Just say, "It stirring tune of John Philip always felt I need to keep quiet explained to me the cultural sounds perfectly lovely, but I Sousa's "Stars and Stripes about not liking hunting. boundaries his pueblo set on couldn't possibly." Forever": "Be kind to your Hunting is called a sport, hunting. I have never tried to All I would say to hunters web-footed fiiends/ For a duck but it would have more in dissuade a hunter from hunt­ is topleasesparethethree common with other sports if ing and wouldn' t. may be somebody's mother." deerthatseem tobe living Ican already feelthe When I first moved here, behind myhouse.Ihave for­ the duck or elk had weapons defensive reaction ofsome too. Or at least little fluores­ I quickly made note of the given them for eating all my hunters to my having no heritage hunting has here. I cent orange vests like some rose buds, and I have gotten interest (no, let's say having hunters wear. I guess hunt­ can't say I copy the newspa­ used to their visits. Shearer can be reached at negative interest) in shooting ing with someone like the per photos of hunters smiling abqmikes3@aol.corn. a duck: if you' re willing to eat formervicepresident adds a atop their antlered-kill as


saying, 'That dog don't hunt," means that the dog is worthless, so it takes a bit of nerve, particularly in Northeast Oregon to say this, but I'm going to: I don't hunt. What's more, I am not go­ ing to hunt. I bring it up kind of reluctantly because there are an awful lot of hunters in Northeast Oregon, and I know it's as unwise to rile someone who owns a gun as it is to kick a skunk. Furthermore,Iknow hunt­ ing is big business around here as you can tell from the Observer's hunting section, and its coverage ofN ational Rifle Association events that would make you believe the N.R.A. is a great humanitar­ ian organization instead of the lobbying ogre that it really is. I bring this viewpoint up, however, so other non-hunt­ ers don't wonder if there' s

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as amusing as tele-scram­ blingseems to befor the moment, it's probably a good thing it doesn't happen very oftenorforvery long. "As long as I' ve lived here,

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this has never happened," said Steve Oliver. Well, there is always a first time for everything. In the meantime, Frontier had promised to unscramble the tele-scramble by 5 p.m. Saturday. That hour came and went, and we' re all still patiently

waiting Sunday evening for the promised servicetech. In the interim, however, I have had some delightful conversations with the Ab­ botts' family, friends and a Windows technician with an Indian accent. I hope the Oli­ vers are enjoying my family and circle of fiiends too.

One thing is certain — next month we' ll all be carefully perusing our phone bills for calls that might have been placed by our good neighbors. We' ll leave that up to Fron­ tier to unscramble when the time comes.

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sor Monica Schwalbach, who Schwalbach stepped in as the has taken a new assignment WWNF supervisor in April with the Pacific Northwest 2011. Research Station in Portland.

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September, $8.78; October, $8.78 Hard red winter­ August, $9.40; September, $9.45; October, $9.55 Dark northern spring­ August, $9.83; September, $9.88; October, $9.93 Barley — August, $225; September, $225 Corn — December, $289

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Blue Mountaineers play Tuesdays The Blue Mountaineers play Tuesdays in August at the Union County Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon.

Marian Academy sets open house Thursday The Marian Academy open house will be Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Stop in to check out the expanding school and meet the new teaching staff. In addition to returning teachers Kate Bottger and Dawn Treat, The Marian Academy has hired Monica Harristo teach pre-school and Amanda Hyde-LaRose as the upper elementary through eighth grade teacher. The first day of school is Sept. 4, and enrollment is still open for the 2012-2013 school year.

host to the group. "This group brings diverse interests to­ gether to develop recommen­ dationsthat are compatible with economic, environmental and social needs," said Elaine Eisenbraun, executive direc­ tor of the watershed council.

Fly-in coming to 3.D. The Grant County Re­ gional Airport in John Day is hosting its annual Fly-In Breakfast on Sept. 8 at the Grant County Regional Airport. The Fly-In features breakfast served by Cliff House Catering of John Day. The meal costs $6 for adults

presentation on Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cook Memorial Library. This event is special as Mr. Sun Solar owner, John Patterson, will be display­ ing a working solar hot water system outside the library in the parking lot. learn how the program works by making so­ larmore affordablethan ever. New increased financing op­ portunities are available. Ques­ tionscan besentto Bridgetat bridget@oregonrurai .org,or 541-975-2411.a

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of Representati ves before stepping down after not seek­ ing reelection.H edecided to instead resume his law career in Illinois. Oregon became a territory in 1849 and was granted state­ hood on Feb. 14, 1859. Oregon was one of 33 states in the union when Lincoln w as elected president in


"The number one reason we weekend when the cemetery maintenance district officeis did thisis that we want to open. make it convenientfor people." not"The number one reason

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— Sam Fiorito, member of the "Ihave noticed people La Grande Cemetery District using them a lot," said Matt maintenance staff Rainwater, a member of the La Grande Cemetery Dis­ trict's maintenance star. spond to those painted on the The Hillcrest West map lists asphalt roads atthecemeteries. the locations ofabout7,500 Instructions on how to use the maps are provided with each gravesides, the Grandview map lists about 3,500 and the one. Hillcrest East map lists about The maps are displayed just inside the main entrances of all 1,000. The names of those buried threecemeteriesand are prov­ ing tobe popular,according to are easy to find because they are listed alphabetically on Rainwater. each map. Accompanying The maps, which are under every name are the block, lot plexiglass, are primarily for and space of each gravesite. people who are fiom out of Numbers on the maps corre­ town and are here for the

we did this is that we want to make it convenient for people," said Sam Fiorito, a member of the La Grande Cemetery District maintenance star. The maps also have the cemeterydistrict'spolicyfor headstone flowers posted. The map project was led by Sue Anderson, manager of the La Grande Cemetery Mainte­ nance District. Anyone with questions about how to use the maps should call Anderson at the district office at 541-963-3712ortalk toa member of the district's mainte­

OBITUARIES died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. At her request, there will be no public services.

Dorothy Mae Brown La Grande Dorothy Mae Brown, 93, of La Grande, died at her residence on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. A full obituary will be available at a later time. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory will be handling the arrangements.

Leisa Kerr La Grande

Leisa Kerr, 49, of La Grande, died Aug. 16 at her home. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

FrancisZ. Sasser Wallowa Francis Z. Sasser, 86, of Wallowa died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. A memorial service is planned for next summer. Memorials may be given to a charity of choice. A full obituary will appear later.

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David Lee Whiteman La Grande 1949-201 2 David Lee Whiteman, 63, a lifetime resident of La Grande, died Aug. 18 at his home. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the David Whiteman Fund in care of Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. David was born on June 28, 1949, the son of Arthur Truman and Ada Elizabeth iSinclairl Whiteman in La Grande where he was educated and spent the rest of his life. He enjoyed walking everywhere he went and was known by many as the "walking man." He enjoyed his nieces and nephews and spoiling them with giks. Survivors include his siblings, Edward Whiteman of Elgin, Betty Kimball of La Grandeand Linda Rysdam of La Grande; numerous nieces and neph­ ews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Dorla Culver, Jennie Cook­ son, Nancy Rachau, Donna Whiteman and James Arthur Whiteman.

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LA GRANDE POLICE Arrested: Gabriel Glynn Mc­ Donald, 30, address unavailable, was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance/meth and on three Union County warrants charg­ ing failure to appear. Original charges on the failure to appear warrants included possession of a controlled substance/meth, driving under the influence of intoxicants, manufacture of a controlled substance, possess of less than an ounce of marijuana, and driving while suspended. Vandalism: A woman at an address in the 1800 block of 26th Street requested officer contact Friday regarding vandalism to her son's motorcycle. An officer responded and took a report. Arrested: Amber D. Garcia, 30, address unavailable, was arrested Friday on an Oregon State Parole Board warrant charging parole violation. The original charge was larceny. Arrested: Laurie Lynn Stone, 42, address unavailable, was ar­ rested Friday on a Union County warrant charging probation vio­ lation. The original charge was furnishing alcohol to a minor. Agency assist: An officer as­ sisted a medical crew with a call Friday at an address in the 400 block of H Avenue. Trespass: An officer respond­ ed to a report of a trespass Friday at an address in the 2700 block ofThird Street. Arrested: Scott Douglas

Carpenter, 21, La Grande, was arrested Friday on a charge of assault in the fourth degree/ domestic. Disturbance: An officer and a Union County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a do­ mestic disturbance Friday at an address in the 200 block of Fir Street. The involved parties were separated and the situation was resolved. Cited: Benjamin David Seidel, 22, La Grande, was cited Friday on a charge of theft by decep­ tion. Arrested: Shawn Ray Dodge, 21, La Grande, was arrested early Saturday on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Larceny: A woman in the 2000 block of Cedar Street requested officer contact Sat­ urday regarding the theft of her camera. An officer made contact and follow up will be done. Arrested: Robert Jack Kohler, 35, address unavailable, was arrested Saturday on a Union

County warrant charging proba­ tion violation. Original charges included burglary in the second degree, theft in the first degree, theft in the second degree, criminal mischief in the second degree, and criminal trespass in th e seco nd d eg ree. Agency assist: An officer as­ sisted a medical crew with a call Saturday in the 1100 block of V Avenue. Prowler: A man in the 1200 block ofY Avenue early Sunday reported he chased a prowler out of his yard. An officer checked the area but was unable to locate the suspect. Suspicious person: A man in the 1600 block of Washington Avenue early Sunday reported a male subject checking car doors. Officers made contact with a suspect and the reporting party. Vehicle in the 1600 block of Washington Avenue all ap­ peared to be secure. Found property: A bicycle left at an address in the 1600 block of WashingtonAvenue was taken to the city shops Sunday. Vandalism: A man in the 300 block of 12th Street Sunday requested officer contact regard­ ing vandalism. An officer made contact with reporting party and extra patrol will be provided. Motor vehicle theft: A man at an address in the 2100 block of Pine Street Sunday reported the possible theft of a vehicle. An officer responded and will follow up. Found property: A bicycle found Sunday at Aries and GekelerLanes was impounded Sunday. Agency assist: Officer as­ sisted the fire department with a fire Sunday in the 700 block of 12th Street. Burglary: An officer respond­ ed to a report of a burglary Sunday in the 1800 block of 26th Street. The officer rook a report. Arrested: Stephanie Kay Keller, 26, address unavailable, was arrested Sunday on a Union County warrant charging viola­ tion of a release agreement. The original charge was possession of a controlled substance/meth. Found property: A man at an address in the 2500 block of Fourth Street Sunday reported finding a bicycle in his yard. An officer responded and took a report.

LA GRANDE FIRE AND AMBULANCE Between 7:30 a.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday, La Grande

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Fire and Ambulance responded to seven medical calls. Saturday the department responded to 10 medical calls, and Sunday there were 10. Also Sunday, the department responded to a structure fire in the 700 block of 12th Street, and to an open burn complaint.

LA GRANDE RURAL FIRE Medical assist: On Thurs­ day at about 2:01 p.m. a crew responded to assist Medic III in Island City. Medical assist: On Friday at about 6:46 p.m. a crew respond­ ed to Interstate 84 near milepost 265 to assist Medic III. Hay stack fire: On Monday at about 11:18 a.m. an engine and a tender from La Grande Rural and an engine from Union Fire Department responded to a small hay stack fire on Wright Road. The fire was contained to the hay stack. Mutual aid: On Monday at about 12:11 p.m. a brush truck and a tender responded to assist Oregon Department Of Forestry for a fire on Pumpkin Ridge. Motor vehicle crash: On Wednesday atabout 10:03 a.m. a crew responded to a two vehicle crash on Hunter Road. One person was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

UNION COUNTY SHERIFF Arrested: Paul Leo Smith,36, address unavailable, was arrest­ ed Friday on charges of criminal mischief in the third degree, criminal trespass in the second degree, offensive littering, and being a felon in possession of a r est ri cted wea p on. Crash: A deputy assisted with an injury motor vehicle crash Wednesday at 64863 Hunter Road. Arrested: Apollo Ray Jacobs, 33, address unavailable, was ar­ rested Friday on a Union County secret indictment warrant charging perjury and failure to register as a sex offender. Crash: A deputy and a medi­ cal crew responded Friday to


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I Tu esday August 21, Jim Nelson l and Tim Hinesare playing in the bar at Ten Depot Street. Nelson who l now resides in Tillamook and Hines, l a La Grandite who plays with the l well-known local band The Alrrbis, play contemporary folk. Nelson's I clear vocals and solid guitar are l enhanced by Tim Hines on bassgui­ tar. Nelson's original music is described as "earth ffiendly songs l with a strong element of nature and l the environment." The music starts at 8:00. l On T hursday, Mike Srrrber is l playingatTen Depot. Surber, who is originally ffom Eastern Oregon and currently lives in Eugene, first came I on to the music scene in La Grande l with Greg Rawlins and the band Sons of Guns.(Surber was also a bartender I at Ten Depot for a while and lists it on l his web site as one of the 26 jobs that l he has held over his lifetime.) "Surber describes his music as "singer-song­


writer with a rock edge, grounded in I Americana roots." You can check his sotmd out on his web site. The music starts at 8:00. FreshHuckleberrIi Daiquiri> are I here for this week and we will still have some HuckleberrIiCreadt CheesePie for today and tomorrow. If you haven't made it out the the I woods to pick huckleberries yourself, this is a chance to try this seasonal

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Heel Pain f you find that you are having difficulty getting out of bed in the morningbecause of heel pain, you may have plantar fasci­ itis. The plantar fascia is the tight band of ligament that makes up the archof your foot. It can be unusually tight because of high arched feet, or o ver-stretched because of flat or pronating (turn­ ing in) feet. In either case, the ligament or fascia gets strained because of constant tension. After resting through the night, the liga­ ment tightens to remind you on that first step that you have a sore heel. Of all t h e f oo t p r oblems encountered, it i s e s pecially important to seek early treatment for heelpain. Recovery is much quicker with early intervention. If the pain is chronic, then there is sometimes a struggle to get the heel back to normal in a timely manner. Several treatments exist for heel pain. There are medicines that can be prescribed to help with the pain and inflammation. A reg­




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an injury motor vehicle crash at Booth Lane and Highway 82. Crash: Deputies and a medi­ cal crew responded Saturday to an injury motor vehicle crash at Forest Service Road 21 and Highway 244. Crash: Dispatch received a re­ port Saturday about a non-injury motor vehicle crash Saturday in the 900 block of Second Street in North Powder. A deputy was advised, and Oregon State Police handled the call. Trespass: A citizen in the 1700 block of Beverly Terrace on Elgin requested deputy contact Satur­ day regarding a trespass situa­ tion. A deputy made contact and explained options. Fight: A deputy responded to a report of a fight at the Union City Park Saturday. Juveniles were counseled. Animal complaint: Dispatch received a report Saturday of a possible cougar sighting in the 500 block of Lone Pine Avenue in lmbler. Deputies and Oregon State Police responded but were unable to locate anything. Arrested: Brook Jenkins, 32, address unavailable, Terry D. Stone, 48, address unavailable, and Randy Frash, 52, La Grande, were all arrested Sunday on charges of trespass. Vandalism: A citizen at an ad­ dress on South Eighth Avenue in Elgin requested deputy contact Sunday regarding vandalism. A deputy attempted contact, left a message. Crash: A deputy assisted Oregon State Police and medical crew Sunday with an injury motor vehicle crash near 73762 Hi g h way 82. Arrested: Randy James Rob­ ertson, 26, address unavailable, was arrested Sunday on a Pend­ leton Municipal Court warrant charging failure to pay fines and complete marijuana treatment. Arrested: James David Rus­ sell, 44, address unavailable, was arrested Sunday on a Union County warrant charging viola­ tion of a release agreement. The original charges were felon in

imen of stretching exercises is usually instituted. In addition, special insolcs can be placed inside your shoes. Ninety percent of heel pain sufferers do not need surgery. Other causes of heel pain exist. Heel pain at night can be a sign of decreased circulation in your feet. Another cause could be an unusu­ ally large spur or bone promi­ nence onthe heel.In many older adults, a loss of the fatty padding to the heel can be the source of discomfort. The bottom line? Your heel should not be interfering with your activity level. If you suffer from heel pain, perhaps it is time to get it evaluated.



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rOVi es With presidential candidates cutting each other to ribbons trying to get themselves elected, wildfires burning out of control across the Pacific Northwest, and Forest Service oKcials and enviros engaging in a dreary court battle over control of noxious weeds here at home, newspaper readers sure could use a happy diversion. Count on baseball to provide one. Wednesday in Seattle, Felix Hernandez took the mound againsttheTampa Bay Rays and proceeded to write himself into the history books. For Tampa Bay, it was 27 up and 27 down as Hernandez twirled a 1-0 masterpiece, the first ever perfect game in Mariner franchise history. This has happened only 23 times in all the history of Major League baseball, and every time it does happen, all the world has a hero to look up to, if only for a little while. Maybe what we admire most is the way the pitcher grows better, stronger, more sure of himself the closer he gets to his nearly impossible

goal. Hernandez struck out 12 Rays, eight of them in the last four innings. His curve ball never lost its snap, and his fastball was still zipping along at 95 in the last inning. From start to finish, the 2010 Cy Young winner was a picture of determination, a m odel of focus. For Major League fans in Union County, this is an occasion for celebration. If someone from St. Louis or Denver or New York City had done it, it wouldn' t mean half as much. Many here consider the Mari­ ners their team, follow them avidly on television and get away to Safeco for a game whenever the chance comes up. And you' ve got to admit, there isn't always a lot to cheer about when it comes to the M's. Currently this

year, they' re at the bottom of their division. It's own noted they haven't been to the playoA's since 2001, when theywent on a rampage and won 116 games. But no, they didn't get to the Series that season. Come to think of it, they never have. They do field their share of heroes, though, individ­ uals who with stellar play keep us tuning in. Over the years we' ve all thrilled to the standout perfor­ mances of guys like Jay Buhner, Alvin Davis, Edgar Martinez, and, of course, the great Ichiro. The Mariners have their moments, and what a moment they had Wednesday with Hernandez. It' s enough to make anybody forget that these are the dog days of summer, smack in the middle of an elec­ tion year.

YOUR PUBLIC OFFICIALS U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley: D.C. office: SDB-40B Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510; 202-224-3753; fax 202-228-3997. Portland office: One WorldTrade Center, 121 S.W. Salmon SL Suite1250, Portland, OR 97204; 503-326-3386; fax 503-326-2900.Pendleton office:310 S.E. Second SL Suite 105, Pendleton 97801; 541-278-1129; email elizabeth scheeler@ U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden: D.C. office: 516 Hart Bldg.,Washington, D .C.20510; 202-224-5244; fax 202-228-2717. La Grande office:105 Fir SL, No. 210, La Grande, OR 97850; 541-962-7691; fax, 541-963­ 0885;emailkathleen

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ate s eec on ate rou s uman Rights Campaign, the nation's largestgay rightsorga­ nization, posted an alerton its blog Tuesday: "Paul Ryan Speaking at Hate Group's Annual Conference." The "hate group" that the Republi­ cans' vice presidential candidate would be addressing? The Family Research Council, a mainstream conservative think tank founded by James Dobson and run for many years by Gary Bauer. The day after the gay rights group's alert went out, 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins II walked into the Family Research Council's Washington head­ quarters and, according to an FBI affidavit, proclaimed words to the effect of "I don't like your politics" — and shot the security guard. Corkins, who had re­ cently volunteered at a gay community center, was carrying a 9mm handgun, a box of ammunition and a backpack full of Chick-fil-A — the company whose president recently spoke out against gay marriage. Mercifully, the gunman was re­ strained, and nobody was killed. When I walked by the Family Research Council building at 8th and G streets NW on Thursday afternoon, things were returning to normal. Outside the main doors, above which is inscribed the group's "Faith, Family, Freedom" motto, some discarded yellow police tape lay on the sidewalk. Attention to the incident had already begun to fade. That's unfortunate, because this shooting should remind us all of an important truth: that while much of the political anger in America today lies on the right, there are unbalanced and potentially violent people of all political persuasions. The rest of us need to be careful about hurling accusations that can stir up the crazies.

levelofprovocation Beck achieved,but that doesn't justify their actions. The SYNDICATEDCOLUMNIST National Organization for Marriage, I which opposes gay marriage, is right to say that the attack "is the clearest sign we've seen thatlabeling pro-marriage Human Rights Campaign isn' t responsible for the shooting. Neither groups as 'hateful' must end." should the organization that deemed Gays and lesbians are winning the the FRC a"hate group,"the Southern ight forequality by example and per­ f Poverty Law Center, be blamed for a suasion. madman's act. But both are reckless in Those who support gay rights will labeling as a "hate group" a policy shop gain nothing by sticking inflamma­ thatadvocatesfor afullrangeofcon­ tory labels on their opponents, many servative Christian positions, on issues of whom are driven by deeply held from stem cells to euthanasia. religious beliefs. I disagree with the Family Research The Family Research Council's presi­ Council's views on gays and lesbians. dent, Tony Perkins, said Thursday that "Corkins was given a license to shoot But it's absurd to put the group, as the law center does, in the same category as an unarmed man by organizations like Aryan Nations, Knights of the Ku Klux the Southern Poverty Law Center." This Klan, Stormfront and the Westboro goes too far. Nobody gave Corkins a Baptist Church. license to kill. The center says the FRC "often makes But at the same time, "hate," a false claims about the LGBT commu­ strong word, has been used too loosely — whether it's Mitt Romney telling nitybased on discredited research and junk science." Exhibit A in its dossier is President Obama to take his "campaign a quote by an FRC official from 1999 i!l of division and anger and hate back saying that "gaining access to children to Chicago," or the Southern Poverty has been a long-term goal of the homo­ Law Center lumping a Christian policy sexual movement." group in with hooded bigots. Late Thursday, the law center fired Stirring up the unstable back at Perkins, defending its categori­ Offensive, certainly. But in the same zation of the FRC as a hate group be­ category as the KKK? cause it "has knowingly spread false and Since the shooting, conservatives have denigrating propaganda aboutLGBT complained that the media have played people." The center said that Perkins down the story. This probably has less to should stop putting out "claims that are do with bias than with the fact that no­ provablyfalse"about gay people. body was killed. Still, there is something Yes, Perkins should stop doing that. to the complaint. But even if he doesn' t, the Southern I took issue with Glenn Beck before Poverty Law Center should stop list­ his fall for stirring up the unstable by ing a mainstream Christian advocacy promoting conspiracy theories in the group alongside neo-Nazis and Klans­ mass media; more than one Beck follow­ men. er became violent. What the Southern PovertyLaw Center and Human Rights Reach the author at dartrImitbank@ Campaign have done isn't close to the

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MILESTONES Weishaar — Brooks Krista Jo Weishaar mar­ ried Sgt. Jonathan Edward Brooks on July 20 in Manzanita. Weishaar, ofLa Grande, graduatedfrom La Grande High School in 2002. She graduatedfrom Portland State University with a de­ gree inanthropology in 2008. She is the daughter of Guy and PeggyWeishaar,both of La Grande. Brooks is a sergeant in the U.S. Army and is currently stationedin Europe. He graduated from La Grande High School in 2002 and graduated with a degree in computer engineering from Devry University in Seattle in 2008. He is the son of David and Karen Brooks, of Walla Walla, Wash.

Boles 65th Bill and Vera Boles will celebratetheir 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 28. Their journey first began New Year's Day 1947 on a downtown Baker City bus. They were later married and have always made Baker City their home. Their family includes a son, Steve Boles, a daughter .'. Lynette Allen and her hus­ band Billy, a grandson Luke and his wife Shauna and their son Taygen. Their dedication to each other over the years is a true inspiration to those of us who have had the pleasure of calling them parents, grandparents and friends. .


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Summerville native Emily Byrd launches her medical school career when she enrolls at Albert Einstein College of Medicine ofYeshiva University in New York this month. Byrd grew up in Summerville and attended lmbler High School. She double majored in biology and chemistry at Eastern Oregon University, graduating magna curn laude in 2011. Byrd, who enjoys rock climbing, hiking, camping and horseback riding, was president and founder of Eastern Oregon University's Rock Climbing Club and played clarinet in the Eastern Oregon UniversityWind Ensemble and Community Band.She served as editor of the Eastern Oregon Science Journal for three years, and has presented research at the American Chemical Society. Byrd will be among the 183 members of Einstein's class of 2016. Einstein, located in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City, is known as a premier research institution in addition to a competitive medical school.

Powder Valley School awarded Seth Dixon, left, with junior high student of the quarter. Ali Abrego, right, was recognized as high school student of the quarter.

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Cox Jaidyn Leroy Cox was born to Bryanna Eick­ staedt and Daniel Cox, of La Grande, on Aug. 9. He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces. His grandparents are Michelle Hensley, of Herm­ iston, David Eickstaedt, of Pendleton, Debbie Cox, of La Grande, and Mark Smith, of La Grande.

Rollins Mylee Lynn Rollins was born to Tiffany and Dusty Rollins, of La Grande, on Aug. 10 at 7:43 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces. Her grandparents are Robertand Stormie Up­ ward, of La Grande, Jody and Joni Minica, of La Grande, and Jeff and Bon­ nie Rollins, of La Grande.

Smith Shane Richard Smith was born to Jennifer and Biff Smith Jr., of La Grande, on Aug. 9 at 6:30 a.m. He weighed 5 pounds 14 ounces. His grandparents are Deb and Shane Horrell, of Elgin, and Biff Smith of Timber.

JennaCee Taylor Drinkard was born to Kim­ berly Botts of La Grande on Aug. 14. She was born at 7:57 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces.


Bankston Brynne Lindsey Bankston was born to Cay­ lin and Zachary Bankston, formerlyofLa Grande and currently of Reno, Nev., on July 29. She was born at 6:38 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces. Her grandparents are Mark and Cally Goss, of La Grande, Pamela and Gary Porter, of Vancou­ ver, Wash., and James Bankston, of Spokane, Wash.

Chamberlain Vivian Lynn Chamber­ lain was born to Kaylene Chamberlain, of La Grande, on Aug. 13. She was born at 9:35 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces. Her grandparents are Carlene Gilliam, of La Grande,and Jim Cham­ berlain, ofRedmond.




Her grandparents are Dennis and Julie Botts of Enterprise.

Trevor Lee Normandy was born to Hyllery Haney and David Normandy of Elgin, on Aug. 14. He was born at 3:08 p.m. and weighed 9 pounds 5 ounces. His grandparents are Barbara Normandy, of La Grande, Joyce Davies, of Baker City, Jessie Haney, of the Tri-Cities, Wash., and Terry Normandy, of Salem.

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La Grande Boy Scout Brian Walker has completed an Eagle project, which is a big step toward helping extinguish the overall forest fire danger in the Mount Emily Recreation Area. Walker, a member of Troop 586, in­ stalled 11 two-foot-deep fire rings ipitsl at the MERA campground on Fox Hill as part of his Eagle project. The fire ringsare linedwith corrugated steel and surrounded by rocks. Walker, the son of Bud and Kris Walker, installed the fire rings to help decreasethe risk offorestfi res.He said that many people using the camp­ groundsetup campfireson theground, which could easily ignite surrounding tinderand vegetation. Walker positioned the fire rings so that when the wind blows smoke from fires, it will not bother people at other campfire sites. The state fire marshal was consulted before the fire rings were installed to make sure they would best reduce fire danger. The new fire rings are not being used now because campfires are prohibited by the state due to high forest fire dan­ ger. However, itisanticipated thatthe fire rings will be used extensively once fire restrictions are lifted. 'This is a major improvement to the campground. It means we can now responsibly have campfires," said Union County Parks Coordinator Sean Chambers. Two of the fire rings are adjacent to the parking area of the campground. Chambers said they were badly needed because people had been randomly building fires in the parking lot. They sometimes burned items like wood with nails. The nails would remain after the fire was out, creating a hazard for people using the parking lot.

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La Grande Boy Scout Brian Walker is shown with one of the 11 fire rings he constructed at the MERA campground on Fox Hill. Walker did his work with much help from scouts in his troop, its adult lead­ ers Lloyd Berry and Rick Isaacson, and family members. Walker and those as­ sisting him at the MERA campground also: • trimmed trees in the camping area and removed debris, some of which were a fire hazard. • m oved boulders to block m otor vehicles from areas where they are prohibited. • installed gravel pathways to each fire ring. • putup signsdirectingpeopleto the campground. "This was a big effort, which took a lot of manpower. They stepped up for the county and its parks to get this done," Chambers said. Walker, 15, will be a sophomore this fall at La Grande High School, where he is an honor student. His hobbies include golf, all-terrain vehicle and

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motorcycle riding, cooking, Chinese language study and traveling. When Walker becomes an Eagle Scout, he will be adding to a notewor­ thy family legacy for his two older brothers, Buddy and Benjamin, earlier became Eagle Scouts. Two years ago Benjamin installed ATV loading ramps at MERA for his Eagle project. Brian Walker's youngest brother, Brixtin, recently entered scouting and alsoaspires to become an Eagle Scout. Community partners assisting Walker included Union County Parks Coordinator Sean Chambers, R.D. Mac Inc., Mitch Williams of the Oregon Department of Forestry, Mat Barber of Grande Ronde Sign Co., Russell Lester of Eastern Oregon Title and D & B

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March 2011. Kazuki said her 17-year-old girlfiiend was SUMMERVILLE — Mem­ visiting the area when the ber families belonging to the earthquake hit. "I went on a website to Elgin Lions Club are hosting check for my girlfriend's two Japanese high school students this month and will name to see if she survived," introduce them to the culture said Kazuki. "I had not heard from her in a long time, and and people of the Pacific Northwest. I was afraid. Then I saw her name on the list of those Students Karen Higuchi, who had died." Karen had a 17, of Osaka and Kazuki Akatma, 18, of Aomori, Ja­ similar story of her own, so both girls knew the meaning pan, first met one another oflossand theimportance of just prior to their trip to the United States. Their flight loved ones. In some ways, their family departedfrom the NaritaAir­ port and arrived in Portland profiles are similar. Both girls last Thursday at 8 a.m. after have one sibling in their fam­ a 9-hour and 45 minute flight ily, and their parents work across the Pacific Ocean. outside the home. Karen eWe came here as ex­ has a younger sister and change students through the Kazuki has an older brother. Lions Club," said Kazuki. Kazuki's parents are self­ "Both our parents belong to employed, and Karen said the Lions Club in Japan. We that it is almost necessary will stay one month with our for both parents to work in host families, learning what Japan. "The annual income seems life is like in America." Their host families, Steve to get lower and lower each and KathyOliver ofSum­ year and harder to make a merville and Brent and living (without two incomes)," Yvonne Carrole of Milton­ said Karen. Freewaterareoffering their Bicycles part of life time and home to the girls. This is Karen's first trip to Bicycles and public America, and it was award­ transportation are a daily ed to her for a winning part of Japanese life. Karen performance. said, 'The number of people "I won an English speech getting driver's licenses is contest and my speech was decreasing because we don' t called 'Our National Traits' need cars when you can use about the Japanese lifestyle," public transportation." said Karen. "There were 17 They won't have to worry other girls in the contest, and about transportation while two were chosen as winners. they visiting Oregon and Coming here was an award Washington because their for my speech." host families are going to lay Their school friends were out the red carpet and show very envious of their privi­ them the sights and sounds legedtrip toAmerica. of two of the most beautiful "My girlfiiends said, 'I am states in America. so jealous, and I am miss­ Asked about their first im­ ing you already. Come back pressions of Oregon, Kazuki soon!"' Kazuki said. noticed the contrast between Kazuki has been to a large, densely populated America two previous times, city like Aomori and Oregon. "There is a lot of nature but this trip was organized throughherforeign language here," she said. "This view class. All Japanese students and the landscape with apple completethreeyearsof orchards and wine vineyards high school, she said, and is beautiful." both girls are now in their She also appreciatesthe final year. Students are people of Oregon. "Oregon people are so nice, required to take two years of American English class, and and they show a lot of heart some students, like Kazuki, to me," Kazuki said. "If I don' t alsotake a second foreign know how to do something, language. Kazuki has opted Oregon people will show me to study Russian, which she how. I appreciate that." speaks with skill. Besides language skills, both girls have taken piano lessons, and Kazuki has also taken balletfor 10years. Kazuki's artistic side is also partofhercareer dream of being a jewelry designer. She hopes to return to America to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Karen, on the other hand, aspires to become a Japanese diplomat, she said. She is undecided which university she will attend yet, but is r considering either Doshisha University in Kyoto or Kan­ Enhancingyour sai University in Osaka. natural beautysince2007 Both Kazuki and Karen come fromcoastalcities­ Kazuki is from Aomori in ONDc northern Japan, a city with a populationofover300,000 people; and Karen is from Osaka in the Kansai region of the main island with over 1613 Fifth St. 2 million people. The girls were both touched person­ ally by the great earthquake in the Fukushima region in The Observer

Karen said she had some expectations from thistrip. "I want to know lots about the culture of the United States," said Karen. "I'm studying American culture and world history right now so this will help me. I also want to speak English correctly." Kazuki's host, Brent Car­ role, an Elgin High School teacher, said that he and his wife were going to take Ka­ zuki to see the city of Joseph and also take the tram to Mount Howard and to see Wallowa Lake. The Carroles also plan to take Kazuki to see the sights in Seattle and Tacoma. Steve and Kathy Oliver also had plans since the girls wanted to go shopping as soon as possible. eWe're also going to Yach­

ats next week," said Oliver. Karen, though, reminded him that she had a special request. "Don't forget I want to see the jail," she told the former sheriff. Oliver said he had already handcuffed the girls' wrists, so that's one unusual experi­ ence they will be sure to share with their teachers, family and schoolmates back home. They all had a good laugh out of that; however, the future diplomat, Karen, has seriously requested a tour of the county jail. Get­ ting a rare inside view of county law enforcement in America with the help of a former Sheriff is an unusual opportunity for Karen — and she could find no better tour guide than Steve Oliver.


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Hosts Steve and Kathy Oliver (left) and Brent Carrole (right) stand with Japanese students Karen Higuchi and Kazuki Akahira who are visiting America for the month of August. The girls are in daily contact with their Japanese families during their stay here. Karen skypes with her parents and Kazuki uses her i-Touch, so reports of their journey and experiences in

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Service If you'd like to can, &eeze or dry your garden produce this year but are new to the artoffood preservation,an excel­ lent resource is the Extension Service through Oregon State University. Local offices are on North McAllister in Island City or in Baker City at 2600 East St., where a wealth of information is avail­

able. Or if you'd prefer to peruse the exten­ sivelistofgarden ornaturalresource materials, go to their website at http/I and begin your search there. While many of their publicati ons areBee,the costforsom e of the brochures and papers is very minimal, usually no more than a dollar or two. Most can be downloaded imme­ diately and are very informative. For regular readers of this column, you' ll recall my report of our sad peach trees a year ago being infected with both peach leaf curl and fire blight. Although they fruited quite heavily, fruits were consistently small and of poor quality. Horticultural dormant oil spray was applied this past winter and we have seen a remarkable transforma­ tion in the trees. A yearago thetreeslooked so pathet­ ic, yellow and red leaves, weeping stems. What a difference a year has made, and just through the simple application of the dormant oil spray. All of the trees are fully leafed out with no sign of blight or curl and have been producing quality fruitforus. But as the label implies, dormant oil spray must be applied when the trees are completely dormant. Applications of the oil spray on leaves will stop the circulatory and photosynthesis process so it must be applied when the trees are dormant. For owners "When the fish are

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forgetto give your water gardens fresh cold water on these very hot days. Shallow ponds or planter barrels with fish can have a devastating effect on their circulatory system when water temperaturesareelevatedfor any length of time. Fresh water supplied daily will also increase the oxygen satu­ ration in the pond or planter. Fountains or bubblers, while creating increased oxygen levels, won't sutfi­ ciently cool the water for optimum fish health and survival. And while pond plants can provide some shade and cover, small ponds or planters will still see an unhealthy rise in temperature as the surrounding air heats the surface or containers. We have successfully had the same seven fish in a plastic barrel planter for years now, but they are not necessarily low maintenance. When air temperatures hover above 95 and the fish are all up at the surface gasping, it's past time to supply them with mesh water! The hottest part of the day is the best time for fresh water applications if at all possible. So until next time, enjoy the warmth of ourdays and the bounty Rom your garden.

TODAY'S RECIPES • The Buttery's Peanut Butter Cookies 2B

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Vanilla pudding can bring out the kid in you, especially as it conjures up memories of those huge institutional cans cranked open in summer camp dining halls or the tiny cups your mom would tuck into your school lunchbox. Partofthe appealofvanilla pudding lies in its simplicity. It personifies the nostalgic flavors of childhood. Yet, vanilla pudding can be a key ingredient in more complicateddessertsdesigned to please adults, treats like tarts and trifles and homemade ice pops. That's due to the clean, clear flavor you get, especially Rom homemade versions. Alice Medrich, a baker and teacher living in Berkeley, Calif., says vanilla pudding serves as a valuablebackdrop forother flavors, whether that's a nutmeg­ spiced tart shell, a sprinkling of crumbledtoffee on top or a spoon­

ful of mesh fiuit. Vanilla pud­ ding is also a superb showcase, naturally, for that distinctive vanilla flavor. 'Vanilla pudding is bland in a delicious way," says Medrich, author of"Sinfully Easy Delicious

Desserts "iArtisan,$25. 95l Shaina Olmanson, the Falcon Heights, Minn.-based writer of the "Food for My Family" blog, also zeros in on the "creamy sweetness" ofvanilla pudding that"putsa period attheend of the meal." "It's like vanilla ice cream," says Olmanson, author of"Des­ serts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats That Shine" iHarvard Common

Press, $16.95l."It'ssim ple,sweet and satisfies the need you have forthatlastsw eetbite." While vanilla pudding can be a nostalgi creminder for"those in the older age groups when parents made real pudding," Medrich says vanilla pudding appeals to all generations today as adelicious,no-fussdessert. That vanilla pudding can be made without eggs is especially

appealing. "For the new cook or a cook scaredofeggsit'seasy to m ake. They don't have to worry about the eggs curdling," she says. Cooks can control the richness by using half-and-half or cream instead of milk, if they want to use adairy product atall. "I'm certain, though I haven' t done it, you could make vanilla pudding without dairy using coconut or hemp milk," Med­ rich says, suggesting cooks also experiment with diferent sugars, like brown or raw. "The key to vanilla pudding, I think, is to let it shine," Olman­ son says. "Use great vanilla. The better the quality the better the taste."

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Vanilla pudding is a reminder of childhood nostalgia and school lunches, but its clean, clear flavor is perfect as part of other recipes. minutes. 2. Remove from the heat; whisk in the butter one piece at a time, making sure each piece is incor­ porated before adding the next. Cover the top of the pudding with plastic wrap; refrigerate until set,

Olmanson uses the wrapper from a stick of butter for the task, then pour in the pudding. Freeze. "It' s creamy and sweet and every­ thing you want in ian ice popl but it doesn'tfreeze sohard,"she says. 1 "/2 to 2 hours. 2. Place pound-cake slices in a Nutrition information: cake pan. Pour vanilla pudding Per serving: 254 calories,13 gfat, 7 hot off the stove over the pound g saturated fat, 166 mg cholesterol, cake. Let it cool and set. Top with 28 gcarbohydrates, 6 g protein, mesh fiuit. 133 mg sodium, 0g fiber. 3. Use pudding in layered des­

WAYS TO SERVE IT UP Present your pudding simply with whipped cream or fresh fiuit. Or transform it with these ideas Rom Shaina Olmanson author of"Desserts in Jars." 1. Make vanilla pudding pops, right. Lightly grease commer­ cially available ice pop molds,

serts, such asa trifl e orparfait. "Creamy layers act as the glue thatholdsitalltogether, "she writes.

TAHITIAN VANILLA PUDDING Alice Medrich, a baker and teacher living in Berkeley, Calif.,

Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 26 minutes Chill: 3 hours Makes: 8 servings Crust: 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted "/4 cup sugar a/4 teaspoon pure Tahitian vanilla 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg "/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons flour

RICH VANILLA PUDDING Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Chill: 1 "/2 hours

Servings: 4 ("/2 cup each) Note: Tasters found this pudding from Shaina Olmanson's "Desserts in Jars" to be absolutely delicious. 1/3 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon salt Vanilla beans scraped from 1 vanilla bean pod

3 egg yolks 2 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, cutinto pieces 1. Whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, salt and vanilla bean seedsina medium saucepan. Whisk in theegg yolks until well combined. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking to incorporate. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until thickened, 10-15

uses this egg-free vanilla pud­ ding as a tart filling topped with a dried cherry compote in her book "Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts" (Artisan, $25.95). You may use a sauce made with fresh cherries instead, or garnish with fresh fruit and, perhaps, a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Medrich uses Tahitian vanilla in the pudding for its "exotic flavor and nuances of cherry," she writes. You may substitute Mexican or Bourbon vanilla for the Tahitian, or use a vanilla bean: Heat the milk and cream with a whole vanilla bean until steaming hot, cover and let steep 15 minutes. Remove the bean, set aside and proceed with the recipe. You can also serve this pudding without the tart shell, plain or dressed up in a parfait.

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For the filling: "/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups half-and-half 2 teaspoons Tahitian vanilla 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. For the crust, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl. Add flour; mix just until well-blended. If the dough seemstoo softand gooey, let it stand for a few minutes to firm up. 2. Press the dough in a thin, even layer over the bottom and up the sides of a 9"/2-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Press the dough squarely into the corners of the pan to avoid extra­ thick edges. SeePudding /Page 2B

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• For a rich, sweet and crumbly take on a home-baked favorite, try this recipe from The Buttery in Santa Cruz, California Los Angeles Times

Dear SOS: No kidding­ these are the most amazing! My family often visits Santa Cruz, Calif., and we always end upat the Buttery.Every­ thing there is incredible, but I dream about these cookies. Iwould soappreciatethe recipe. It'sjusttoo fartodrive when we need a fix! — Marni Roosevelt,Vrdley Glen,

Calif. Dear Marni: The But­ tery's take on peanut butter cookies, massive enough that you almost need two hands to hold them, is at once rich, sweet and perfectly crumbly. Each cookie is garnished w ith coat a ing ofdry-roasted peanuts around the edge. It' s like a little bit of peanut but­ ter heaven with every bite.

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attach­ ment, or in a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream the butter over medium speed just until creamy. Add the sugars to the butter and cream together, careful not to over-mix. Scrape down the bowl to make sure the sugars and butter are

Peanut butter cookies from the Buttery in Santa Cruz, Calif., are like a little bit of peanut butter heaven with every bite.



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the bowl and form it into a rough log, approximately 2"/2 inches thick. Place the dough

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PUDDING Continued from Page 1B (Crust may be prepared 2 or 3 days ahead, wrapped and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before baking.) 3. Place the pan on a baking sheet. Bake until the crust is fully golden brown, 20-25 minutes. If the crust puffs up during baking, gently press it down with the back of a fork and prick it a few times. Cool crust on a rack. 4. Meanwhile, make the filling. Whisk the sugar, cornstarch and salt together in aheavy medium saucepan. Add about 3 tablespoons of the half-and-half; whisk to form a smooth paste. Whisk in the remaining half-and-half. Using a silicone spatula or a wooden spoon, stir the mix­ ture constantly over medium heat, scraping the bottom, sides and corners of the pan, until the pudding thickens and begins to bubble at the edges, about 5 minutes. Continue to cook and stir, 1 more minute. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. 5. Scrape the hot pudding into the crust. Level with a spatula. Let cool, 1 hour; refrigerate tart at least 2 hours to allow the pudding to set. Cover the tart once the filling is set. Nutrition information per serving: 307 calories, 19 gfat, 12gsaturatedfat, 53 mg cholesterol, 31 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, 136mg sodium,0g fiber

Each of 10 cookies: 406 calories; 9 grams protein; 45 gr a ms carbohydrates; 5 grams fiber; 24 grams fat; 8 grams saturated fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 380 mg sodium; 26 grams sugar.

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THE BUTTERY'S PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES Total time: 1 hour, plus chilling time for the dough Servings:8 to 10 large cookies Note: Adapted from the But­ tery in Santa Cruz. Baker' s sugar, a super-fine granulated sugar, can be found at most grocery stores, as well as at cooking and baking supply stores. /2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature /2 cup plus 1 tablespoon baker's sugar /2 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 egg, at room temperature /2 cup chunky peanut butter, at room temperature 1 "/2 cups (6.4 ounces) pastry flour 1 "/2 teaspoons baking soda /2 teaspoon salt 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts

1-inch-thick slices and place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them at least 3 inchesapart,asthe cookies will spread while they bake. Bake the cookies until set and browned around the edges, about 20 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through baking for even coloring. Cool the cookies, still on the baking sheet, on a rack until set and cool enough to handle.

in a sheet of parchment paper and roll the dough in the paper so it is smooth and a consistent 2"/2 inches thick throughout the log. The log will be about 9 inches long. 6. Place the peanuts in a rimmed cookie sheet and gently roll the dough in the peanuts to coat on all sides. The peanuts should stick to the log; if they don' t, brush the roll with a beaten egg, then roll it in the peanuts so they stick. Wrap the finished log in parchment paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate until wellchilled, at least 2 hours, up to overnight. 7. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the cookies into

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Must have Full-time position with ees as well as several M/F/D/V. most everything. Call Tzu "Buddy" near 4th LAMINATION UP computer experience, benefits. Starting Sal­ Julie at 541-786-0196. contractors. TLC (THOSE Who Have St., wearing a green­ 220 Help Wanted to 17 1/2 inches wide c ustomer service e x ­ a ry: $45,000-52,000 Lost Children), a Chns­ any length perience , pr ope r Union Co. t ian-based s u p p o r t collar. 541-963-8097. (Depending on qualifi­ E mployment T y p e : $1.00 per foot Full-time position with group, Mon. 7 p . m ., LOST. M , b l a c k m i n i c ations). Loc a t i o n : phone etiquette and CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC be able to m u lti-task Baker City, OR benefits. Starting Sal­ Valley Fellowship, 3rd Australian Shepherd. in La Grande seeking (The Observer is not 5 M Av e n u es , L a Pl e a s e and follow d irection. ary: $45,000-52,000 B aker A i rport a r e a . T o A p p ly : l icensed m as s a g e THE OBSERVER responsible for flaws in Please submit resume Grande. More info. is p ick up a f ul l Iob (Depending on qualifi­ 541-51 9-5662 herapist f o r part AND matenal or machine er­ descnption and require­ 5 l etters o f r e c o m­ ttime/full c ations). Lo c a t i o n : a vail. by c al li n g BAKER CITY HERALD time position. ror) m endation t o B l i n d 541-962-7662. LOST: MALE, Min Pin. ment packet at your Baker City, OR. Must be friendly, car­ Newspaper D e l i very Pocahontas/Wingville local O r egon S t ate Box ¹ 170, c/o Baker ing, passionate about routes, both c arrier THE AA MEETING: City Herald, P.O. Box area. 208-989-4526 employment d epart­ and motor, will be ad­ To Apply: Please pick-up their work, and pos­ Willing To Go To Any 807, Baker City, OR, OBSERVER ment office. Deadline: a full Iob description Baker s ess a g r e a t w o r k vertised in the B usi­ Length Group 1406 Fifth 97814. August 27, 2012. Ad­ a nd r eq ui r e m e n t ethic. Must be detailed ness O p p o r t u n i ty MISSING YOUR PET? • 541-963-3161 Tues.; 7 PM — 8 PM ditional questions call packet at y our l ocal o riented a n d ha v e section. Please see Check the Baker City Sat.; 8 PM -9 PM Mark Porter at (541) Oregon State employ­ great communication classification ¹330 for Animal Clinic, PAY FOR 18 St. Francis de Sales 398-01 54. ment department of­ skills. Will provide cur­ any available routes in month of August 541-523-3611. BAKER SCHOOL DIS­ Catholic Church fice. Deadline: August rent patients massage at this time. 5 enter to win a TRICT 5J is currently 2335 1st St. 27, 2012. Additional AG INSURANCE PLEASE CHECKthe Ani­ treatment and must be accepting applications Vegas getaway! (in the basement) q uestions call M a r k mal Shelter website in FT Admin Assistant able to create own pa­ vvvvvv.quailndgegreens.corn UNION S C HOOL Dis­ a .6 FTE 260 day, Open Porter at (54 1) La Grande if you have Seeking an i n d ividual for t ient b a se . I f i n t e r ­ t rict is h i r ing a H i g h Youth Transition Spe­ Nonsmoking 398-01 54. w ith a po sit i v e a lost or found pet. ested please drop by CHECK YOUR AD ON S chool Lan g u a g e cialist (YPT) position www.bmhumane.or attitude to w ork in a resume and fill out ap­ Arts/English Teacher. THE FIRST DAY OF AA MEETING: for Union County. For team e n v i ronment. PUBLICATION p lication at 2008 3 r d Been There Done That, Please contact Super­ LODE BEFORE a complete descnption Office e x p e r i e nce St. Suite B. We make every effort Open Meeting intendent Jon St. Ger­ o f th e p o s i t ion a n d preferred. Insurance YOU LEAP t o a v o i d err o r s . maine at 541-562-5278 Sunday; 5:30 — 6:30 q ualifications g o t o : experience desired. However mistakes Grove St Apts If you' ve never placed a o r v i s i t t h e Un i o n Checking the classi­ Competitive wages 5 d o s l i p thr o u g h . Corner of Grove 5 D Sts S chool District w e b ­ or contact the employ­ Classified ad, you' re in benefits, D.O. E. To fied ads before Check your ads the Nonsmoking s It e: m ent d i v i s i on . Y o u the minonty! Try it once apply, send resume first day of publica­ Wheel Chair Accessible may al so call you shop can save and see how quickly you a nd cover letter t o : tion 5 call us imme­ 541-524-2261 or email get results. t f 120 Community hinn ©a n-nw.corn. time and bucks. diately if you find an nnemec© information. e rror. No r t h e a s t Calendar 210 - Help Wanted­ Oregon Classifieds Baker Co. will cheerfully make RN NEEDED FT in our your correction 5 new Baker City office. e xtend your a d 1 Rewarding career with day. YOU TOO can use this Heart 'n Home Hos­ a ttention getter. A s k PUBLIC BINGO: Mon. pice. $ 2 8 - $ 3 2/hr., how you can get your doors open, 6:30 p.m.; sign-on b o n u s of a d to s t and ou t l i k e early bird game, 7 p.m. $ 2,500, gen e r o u s followed by r e g ular this! PTO, full benefits. games. C o m m u nity 140 - Yard, Garage www.gohospice.corn Connection, 2810 Ce­ for more info. 5 to ap­ dar St., Baker. All ages Sales-Baker Co. l ly welcome. 1095 PARK St. 8/24 5 541-523-6591 2 5; 8 A M — 2 P M . LPN needed for the Urr) -'L, i/cJ; LX I' )J.'III)ixi ii JrtI ' (tI(IL(ia.,~ top 100 best places AL I I M(' 9~4 (c )IQ~~C L~X~~I Tools 5 mining, house­ VETERANS OF to work in health­ hold 5 furniture, some DANFORTH CONSTRUCTION FOREIGN WARS POST LEGACY FORD Whirlpool' and KitchenAid' Dozer Work JOVFlll SOUNDS care in the nation. antiques, firewood. No 3048 MONTHLY Piano Studio paul Soward Sales Consultant APPLIANCES Fire Line Brush Clearing Property Wayne Dalton Garage Doors FT w/great benefits. clothes, no toys. Sales • Installation• Service 541-786-5751 541-963-2161 MEETING 2nd Thurs. of - Free Delivery­ $17 — $19 per hr, 1hinning Four wheeler trails Rick 963-0144 786-4440 24 Hour Towing the month. Post %Auxili­ ELGIN ELECTRIC f4'1-810-t07f DOE. For more info ALL ADS fo r G A­ No Job Too Small Saturday Service • Rental Cars aryy meet at 6:30 p.m. 43 N. 8th Elgin rrrrrrj ayfulsounds88.corn or to apply got to: RAGE SALES, MOV­ Call For Quote 2906Island Ave.,La Grande,OR VFW Hall, 2005 Valley 541 437 2054 W3I('- K W]j" EI-> www. ohos ice.corn ING SALES, YARD Ave., Baker 2 08-573 6 5 8 5 SALES, must be PRE­ A.;L:-~~4J r! r)L .'LLI'll'cg J(HI,'. ~l Pl,JI IJ,J 541-523-4988 b CUII rl ItZ 4MI'< PAID at The Baker City S OCIAL W O R K E R CiL;,<)lL 0;5 C .B.'s ,LLC septic Tankcleaning Herald Office, 1 9 15 Final Expense for "SENIORS 110 - Self-Help needed for the top Oak Haven Laurence's Auto & Portable Restrooms First Street, Baker City GradyRawls 100 best places to Group Meetings Body 8 Paint School & Kindergarten Serving Northeast Oregon Embroidery by... 541-398-1 825 or The Observer Of­ work in healthcare for over 40 years! 1208 North Willow St Montessori-based Preschool AA MEETING: Blue Mountain Design fice, 1406 Fifth Street, i n the n a t i on . F T GRawls2I gmail.corn La Grande, OR Survior Group. and Kindergarten — Morning LaGrande. 1920 Court Ave DEQ r35186 541-963-5231 w/great b e n e f it s. Wed. 5 Thurs. Baker City, OR 97814 541-963-3427 and Afternoon Programs $20 — $24 per hr, DON'T FORGET to take -I~l).Y, b r ),br,i,;I> stitchesQbmdrrcom 12:05pm-1:05pm. I3. IJ~ SLL')ldl'(C)I',' V ~IKL'-) DOE. For more info 541-663-1528 your signs down after Presbytenan Church, or to apply got to: 541-523-7163 BLUE MOUNTAINSOLAR, INC. your garage sale. 1995 4th St. (4th 5 www. ohos 541-663-0933 E1IGPIi'~~ Get yourelectricity fromSunlight! Northeast Oregon Court Sts.) Baker City. Licenseda Insured State andFederalTaxCredits Classifieds Commercial & Residential Open, Nonsmoking. ALL OFFSET L(>I J~j i ' JI XJL;~ HR ASSISTANT, Saint Call Angie I 963-MAID COMMERCIAL PRINTING 541-568-4882 ccei17209 2 Alphonsus: Provides DON'T M ISS th is nice BACK ToSCHOOL IslandCity TABS,BROADSHEET, FULLCOLOR information to Clover Haven AL-ANON-HELP FOR garage — yard sale and Camera ready or we can set up for i'7[.b =.D<~VX=b DESIGNER CLOTHING Therapeutic Riding employees regarding guy things too. families 5 fnends of al­ you.CorilaclTheObserver 963.3767 Programs for Youth HR policies, benefits, 1431 Adams Ave., c oho l i c s . U n i on 2819 College St. Sat. Equine-facilitated forms, records a nd La Grande e(tj.')t/ii I.'.Z~X~'I' 5 Sun.; 8 Am — 4PM County. 568 — 4856 or Psychotherapy KEN'S YARD practices. Greets em­ 562-5772 Certified Tree Care ~ tB] 1I / i~V]'](q 145 - Yard, Garage 541-663-1528 ployees and guests in Northeast Property Planting Pruning Removal CARE t he l obby a n d a n ­ AlcoholicsAnonymous Sales-Union Co. Since 1982 Management, U.C M. Curt/ ss PN-7077A s wers p h o ne s a s NE Oregon 24 Hour 4"~MDIV r) 3 Mow, trim, edge, fertilize, leaf Commeraal8Residential CCB¹ 183649 2-FAMILY S A L E. F r i needed. Please apply Hotline removal, tree I shrub trimming LarrySch(esser. LicensedPropertyManager 8am-2pm. 61477 Mel­ online: 541-786-8463 1-866-285-061 7. l.a Grande,OR ac 9 63-0 3 5 8 ody Rd. Off Buchanen. Homes - PoleBuildings - Remodels RILEY EXCAVATION ht tp://www. sa inta I­ 29 Years Experience 541-910-0354 - Barns - Decks - Fencing - Siding Tools, t o ys , s c h o ol­ License ¹163912 hrt'G44P]0== CELEBRATE RECOVERY - Windows - Garages clothes, tires 5 wheels Excavator, Ba:khoe, Mini-Excavator, A C h rist-centered 1 2 c Ity/ LlLL -. u'JL LAWN CARE step program. A place 5 more. Reasonable 54l-9l0-4489 or Dozer, Grader, Dump Truck & Treler TM RESIDENTIAL P Z L ife S y s t e m and 541 -805-9777 pi lees. where you can heal. 54I-562-5005 COMMERCIAL FOR UNION ZEAL FOR LIFE nleyexcavation@gmal . cpm CCBr 168468 Baker City Nazarene Licensed —Bonded —Insured k 6AKER COUNTIES AII InOne,AIINaturalAdvanced HELP Church, every Tues. at 2511 N Cherry, 8:00 am CCB¹183563 i020iw.)st streetsuite a LaGrande,OR Over 10 Years Experience! WellnessFormula! 6 :15 PM. Fo r m o r e to 2:00 pm Friday 5 ATTRACT REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY Troy Martin Serving EOSince1969 FeelGoodandHaveMoreEnergy! Saturday. Two Eagle MANAGEMENT i nfo . caII ATTE NTIQ N FENCING 1-208-741 -01 66 Nest float tubes com­ or call 541-523-9845. 541-963-4174 Barbwire,T-Pos(sandMore!! TG '(GUR ADI (>o(= (= n«ouxx= r' where fhe Green Grass Grows!" ) plete w i t h c o l d 5 541-805-0502 No Job Too Big or Small warm w eather w a d­ NORTHEAST OREGON Teddi's Dog Add holding CLASSIFIEDS of fers e rs, on e l a d ies c u t Can or a BORDER! Self Help 5 S upport c old-weather. 2 0 0 0 Grooming 2 08-573 -6585 Martin Financial G roup An n o u n c e ­ watt Dayton Genera­ 1118 '/~ Adams Ave. DANFORTHCONSTRUCTION It's a little extra ments at n o c h arge. tor, bike carrier rack Services Across from Red Cross Drug (~4D~~C PX~ 0(:; Over 30 yern serving Union County that gets fits trailer spare tire, PI ea se ca I I CONFIDENTIAL-COURTEOUS Grooming by appointment Composition - Metal - Rat Roofs Julie at 541-523-3673. BIG results. and more. Se Hable Espano/ Continuous Gutters 7 Days a Week THE DOOR GUY Small loans to $5,000 963-0144(Oflice) or RAYNOR GARAGE NARCOTICS MOVING SALE. Fn. 5 Have your ad 541-910-7829 No Prepayment Penalty Cell 786-4440 DOORS ANONYMOUS: Sat. 8am. 307 16th St. CCB¹3202 STAND OUT 800-725-7372 SALES• SERVICE • INSTALLATION Monday, Thursday, 5 TV, dining room furni­ for as little as 541-523-7372 Bob Fager • 963-3701 • ccB.23272 Fnday at8pm. Episcopal ture, living room furni­ $1 extra. 1932 First Street Baker City Church 2177 First St., ture, tools 5 o utdoor Baker City. stuff, tires, and more! •




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I NDUSTRIAL L I N D E has openings for all Beckie's Studio of Dance ten registration open TIONS 8E REPAIRS. wire welder i n g r eat ages. Mon. t h rough 211 Fir, La Grande. for Fall, Mon — Thurs. Hems, pockets, zippers, cond. 541-519-7658 F ri. W a r m , l o v i n g , Offers: Tumble ballet, 12-3, M. Ruth Daven­ suits & gowns, any homelike atmosphere. b allet, p o i n te , t a p , item. Leave msg: port, 5 4 1-663-1528, 480 - FREE Items I ND EPEND ENT 541-805-4972. 541-786-5512. LG Call (541)786-8790 for Iazz/hip-hop, modern. CONTRACTED details. All skill levels ages 3 710 - Rooms for FREE GOLF: 380 - Service Direc­ SPRING CLEANING. No HAULER 1/2 to adult. Rent SIGN UP NOW needed forthe Reigstration: Thurs. tory Iob too big or small. 8 vvvvvv.quailndqeqreens.corn 360 Schools & NOTICE Baker City Herald on yrs experience & ex­ Aug 23, Fri. Aug 24, ANYTHING FOR All real estate adver­ Monday, Wednesday Instruction and Mon, Aug 27. cellent r e f e r e nces. A BUCK tised here-in is sublect and Fnday afternoons. 541-519-5120, BIC 9am-10am 8r ACCREDITED, PRIVATE Same owner for 21 yrs. DRIVERS: C H O OSE to th e F e d e ral F a ir Please fill out an 5:30pm-6:30pm. C hristia n S c hoo l , y ou r ho m e t i m e : information sheet at the 541-910-6013 H ousing A ct , w h i c h 385 Union Co. Ser­ 541-962-0800, grades 1-8. Now ac­ weekly, 7 / o n-7/off, CCB¹101518, LG makes it illegal to ad­ Baker City Herald, 541-805-831 7 vice Directory cepting a p p l ications 1 4/on-7/off, f u l l o r vertise any preference, 1915 First St., for 2012-2013 school DANCE ARTS Inc. Reg­ BOONE'S WEED 8r Pest DIVORCE $135. Com­ p art-time. $ 0 .0 1 i n ­ limitations or discnmi­ Baker City year. A l l d e n o mina­ istration 2012-2013 Control, LLC. Trees, crease per mile after 6 7:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. plete preparation. In­ nation based on race, tions accepted. Call months. Requires 3 Season. Classes begin Orna m e n t a l & cludes children, cus­ c olor, r e ligion, s e x , Monday through Friday 523-4165 or 519-1715 Turf-Herbicide, Insect September 10th: Crea­ months recent experi­ tody, support, property 505 - Free to a good h andicap , f a mi l i a l & Fungus. Structural ence. 800-414-9569, tive dance, m o dern, and bills division. No home status or national on­ ballet, Iazz, hip hop, Insects, including Ter­ court appearances. Di­ INDEPENDENT g in, o r i n t e n t io n t o traveling competition mites. B a r e g r o u nd vorced in 1-5 w e eks 5 KITTENS: 6 wks old. MONTESSORI CONTRACTED make any such prefer­ Super fnendly. Baker. PRESCHOOL teams. Ages 3 and up. weed control: noxious NEWSPAPER possible. e nces, limitations o r 541-51 8-1 042. Classes taught by Pa­ w ee ds , a q uat i c is now enrolling 3­ 503-772-5295. CARRIERS WANTED discnmination. We will DRIVERS:INEXPERI­ tricia Sandlin, over 35 weeds. Agriculture & and 4-year olds for www. pa raega I laIt erna­ Deliver The Obserer not knowingly accept ENCED/EXPERI­ COW/BIRD DOG cross R ight of W a y . C a l l tives.corn, Tuesday, W ednes­ years of teaching ex­ to homes in any advertising for real ENCED, U N BEAT­ pups. 3 mo. old. 2M. D ou g Bo o n e , COVE day, and Thursda penence. Visit the new divorce©usa.corn. estate which is in vio­ ABLE career opportu­ 541-571-7186. Baker 541-403-1439. B IC morning classes in website for more infor­ Mon. Wed. & Fn. lation of this law. All n ities. Trainee, c o m ­ m at i o n at t he Fal l . Ope n The Observer persons are hereby in­ pany driver, lease op­ Contact FOUR KITTENS, 8 wks C EDAR/Chain Li n k d O r 541-963-31 61. H ouses a t 16 12 erator, lease tnaners. old, Call after 4pm for fences, new construc­ F ourth St. w i l l b e call 541-910-2205 or 877-369-71 04, m ore i nf o r m a t i o n , t ion , re m od e l i n g , 541-963-7383. Monday, Aug. 13th, 541-786-8684 www.centraltruckdnv­ INVESTIGATE BEFORE h andyman s e r v i c e . 6:00-8:OOPM, Thurs­ formed that all dwell­ in gl ob s. co m. YOU INVEST! Always HEIDI HO Christian Pre­ G reat ref e r e n c e s . i ngs a d vertised a r e d ay, A u g . 23r d , G ORG E O U S G RA Y a good policy, espe­ school & Kindergarten CCB¹ 60701 Ihip Car­ 11:OOAM-1:OOPM available on an equal m ale k i t t e n , po t t y is celebrating 40 years cially for business op­ t er Cons t r u c t i o n , and 6:00-8:OOPM, opportunity basis. t rained & ke nne l ortunities & f ran ­ of education and car­ 541-519-6273, BIC. HOUSING OPPORTU­ TIME FOR CHANGE? p and W e d nesday, trained. Needs a very EQUAL chises. Call OR Dept. ing for young children. NITYY H aney Truck Line i s A ug. 2 9 t h , f ro m 435 Fuel Supplies g oo d h o m e ! Now enrolling chil­ COLTON seeking top-quality, o f J u stice a t ( 5 0 3 ) 11:OOAM-1:OOPM 541-605-0265 G REAT W EEKL Y dren ages 3-5 for the 378-4320 or the Fed­ COMPUTERS professional truck driv­ and 6:00-8:OOPM. RATES: Ba ke r City eral Trade Commission 2 012-2013 s c h o o l offers affordable, ers. Positions available P lease bring y o u r A MIXED SPLIT, $175. Motel. Wi-Fi, color TV, at (877) FTC-HELP for year. W e a r e S t a t e reliable computer now. CDL-A, hazmat, c hild fo r a vis i t . Red fir in round $175, m icrowave , f ri d g e . f ree i nformation. O r C ertified a n d o f f e r services. Call doubles required. Call Phone 963-6908 for split $200. 541-910-4661 541-523-6381 o n-site c h ildcare f o r v isit our We b s it e a t 1-541-406-0380 now, 1-888-414-4467, more information. Free to good home ads students before and or visit us at: www. Go Ha ney. corn. F IREWOOD $ 18 5 8 E ROOM FOR rent, $320. are FREE! after school. Contact www.coltonre air.corn $200 in t h e r o u nds; Utilities included, par­ 3 lines for 3 days. us for more informa­ PIANO LESSONS 345 - Adult Care $210 & $225 split, sea­ tially furnished, plus tion CT LAWN Service: Mow Ages 48r Up soned, delivered in the Union Co. cable. 541-962-7708. weed eat & f l o w e r­ schoolhh©eoni.corn or Jo ul Sounds Studio valley. L a G r a n d e, LG beds 541-519-5113 or ADULT FOSTER home Where students develop a (541 ) 963-8795. (541 ) 786-0407. SPAYED, GENTLE (ex­ 541-523-9006. Ba ker love of music & in La Grande has im­ 720 - Apartment cept w/ cats) 5 yr Irish enjoy learning ro play m ediate opening f o r There's an easy way for FIREWOOD TAMARAK, Wolf Hound. Doesn' t Rentals Baker Co. piano! D 5. H Roofing 5. male or female resi­ you to sell that bicycle R ed Fi r m i x , $ 1 6 5 541-91 0-3992 bite, bark, lump up, or ADULT LIVING. Quiet 1 d ent, p r i vat e r o o m . you no longer use. Just Construction, inc c ord. $2 0 0 s pl i t . chew. Housebroken, joyfulsounds88.corn bdrm, 1 b at h a part­ Ca II 541-91 0-7557. advertise it in classified! CCB¹192854. New roofs 541-805-1 971 . had all shots. Doc Sav­ ment. Laundry on site. & reroofs. Shingles, agee — 541-962-1596. B eautifu l b ui l d i n g . metal. All phases of S EASONED FI R E ­ construction. Pole build­ WOOD, deli v e r e d. YELLOW LAB & black W/S/G included. Close by Stella Wilder to park & downtown. ings a specialty. Mixed $150, Tamarack newfoundland, older & 2134 G r o v e St . Respond within 24 hrs. $180. 541-786-2112. f ixed, n e e d good hasn't done his orher part to secure some­ MONDAY, AUGUST20, 20)2 your eyes on the prize at all times today. $ 600/mo p lu s d e p . 541-524-9594 B IC home! 541-962-7134. 541-523-303 5 or 440 - Household Born today, you have such a strong and LIBRA (Sepc 23-Oct. 22) — Once you thing valuable for you. 541-51 9-5762 DO YOU NEED - You' ll come Items progressive sort of creative energy that it is make a start, you' ll find it easier than expect­ ARIES (March 21-April 19) ­ 550 - Pets Affordable Denture very likely you will be at the vanguard of all ed tokeep the momentum up.A body in to a better understanding of circumstances AVAILABLE SEPT. 1st. FOR SALE: 2 refreigera­ Service? that is new and exciting in whatever line of motion tends to stay in motion. that are changing all around you. Someone tors, 1 upright freezer. AKC Y ELLOW La bs. 2-bdrm. W/S/G paid. $ 100/ea. 1 k i t c h e n 5-M, 3-F. Ava ilab le $470/m o p I u s $300 work you adopt as your own. It is likely a SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — A partner­ else seems to becalling the shots. Troy Stewart, LD now. Parents on site. dep. 541-980-5553 range, $50. All in good certain line of work will adopt you at anearly shipofsortsmay be forged,and both parties TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You will BLUE MOUNTAIN w orkin g order. 541-519-6515 DENTURE CENTER age, and not the other way around. You are will be surprised at how easy it is to fall into a find yourself welcoming someone into your CLEAN, QUIET 2-bdrm.: 541-524-1 637 21 94 Co urt St. something of a visionary, and you are con­productive rhythm. home who, only recently, was aloose cannon S tove, f r i dge, d i s h­ Baker City, Or 97814 w asher, $ 4 0 0 / m o . stantly coming up with notions that have SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) threatening you in someway. REFRIGERATOR FOR (541) 519-4696 or Contact Nelson Real re concerned with safety and security ­ never been thought of before; some of them You' GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -­You' ll be sale. $50/OBO. Clean (541)523-4752 Estate, 541-523-6485 a nd w o r k s gr e a t ! may never amount to anything, and someare both personal and professional. You want to asked to chime in about a problem that is 0I e ven i n g s 509-641-2227 YOU TOO can use FRANCES ANNE sure to come to fruition —but all will be valu­ be sure that your money is being spent wisely. developing in the personnel department­ 541-856-3932. t his attention g e t ­ YAGGIE INTERIOR 8E - You but your ideas may berather unorthodox. able to you in the development of your skills CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan. 19) ­ ter. Ask a classified EXTERIOR PAINTING, 445- Lawns & Gar­ IN BAKER: Studio, $300 and talents. can accomplish something that means agreat CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You' ll get dens r ep how yo u c a n Commercial @ rent. Most utilities pd. TUESDAY, AUGUST21 deal to you, if not others. In time, however, it what is needed today — but only just in time. get your ad to stand Residential. Neat & No pets. $ 300/dep. 4X12 G R AY Te r r ace LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You'll want to will be widely acknowledged. You may have little time to prepare before out like this! efficient. CCB¹137675. 541-853-231 3 bncks. 200 plus. $1/ea. look at things more closely than usual. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You' 541-524-0369 ll you are in the spotlight. 541-523-9021 TAKING A p plications Putting everything into proper perspective receive information that doesn't mean much fEDIIORSF ch dq u pl » t n Hc w t g t h t e for two 2-bdrm, 1 bath may take more brainpower than expected. at first ­ - but it is likely to matter a great deal K.C. Home Repair 450 Miscellaneous COPYRIGHT 2tll2 UNITED FEATURESYNDICATE INC a partments . Q u i e t , VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sepc 22) ­ - You know before the day isouu DISIRIBUIED BYUNIVERSALUCLICK FORUFS No Job too small completely remodeled. lllOWd tSt K » Q t y l AOall0a Mtl25567l4 Fences, decks what you want, and you' ll know how to get it PISCES (Feb.19-March 20) —Youmaybe AVAILABLE AT No pets. D ow ntown & total remodel when the time comes — but you must keep disappointed to learn that someone else THE OBSERVER l ocation. $ 6 9 5 / m o . Inter ior/Exterior Please call between NEWSPAPER Painting 8 a.m. ­ 5 p.m. BUNDLES 541-519-8875 541-523-4435 Burning or packing? CC B¹1 71 31 2 $1.00 each Baker City 605 - Market Basket 725 - Apartment NEWSPRINT Rentals Union Co. ROLL ENDS KERNS RASPBERRIES: JACKET 8r Coverall Re­ DORM R OOM $2 0 0 . Art prolects & more! $25/FLAT. You p i ck pair. Zippers replaced, Economical off-street p ossible o r plac e p atching an d o t h e r Super for young artists! 41 Nothing at all ACROSS $2.00 8r up o rders b y c all i n g office spaces, . All heavy d ut y r e p a irs. utilites paid. Northeast 42 Heifer's Stop in today! 541-523-547 8 or Reasonable rates, fast Propert y M g mt 541-856-3595, Haines. service. 541-523-4087 1406 Fifth Street 1 Handlebar mouthful Answer to Previous Puzzle 541-91 0-03 54. or 541-805-9576 BIC 541-963-31 61 44 Friction easer feature TACO TUESDAYS AN Y A L EC C R E E CENTURY 21 5 Word­ 46 Enroll Tacos — $1.50 JIM'S COMPUTERS CEMETERY PLOTS PROPERTY Golf 1/2 pnce after 2 PM 51 Drop behind processor BY E L I RA H A L S On site service & repair w ill t a k e a n i n­ MANAGEMENT vvvvvv.quailndgegreens.corn Wireless & wired function 52 DOWntoWn crease as of July 1, ES C A L L OP I N FO networks 2 012. I have t w o 9 Brief craze ChiCago 620 - Farm Equip­ La Virus & Spam Removal T E H E E S E A L side-by-side lots for 12 Imported car 53 Compare notes ment & Supplies Jim T. Eidson s ale that a ls o i n ­ 13 Brain, maybe 55 Nay opposite GNU GI D D Y 541-519-7342 - Baker c lude p e r p e t u a l FORKS, HEAVY duty (541)963-1210 59"x 6", $1500. Snow 14 Feel grateful 56 Singer www.jimeidson.corn care a t a good QU O I R CO R I 0 P low, 10'x 3' , g o o d — Brickell pnce. 541-523-7523 15 LugoSi Of CIMMARON MANOR UR L S D AH Y A NG c ondition , $ 1500 . "Dracula" ICingsview Apts. 57 Bath decor L oader bucket 9 3 " x DO YOU need papers to 2 bd, 1 ba. Call Century AG A DU N E E T T A 58 Okra morsel 16 OahL! neighbor 1 1/8 yd., fair condi­ start your fire with? Or 21, Eagle Cap Realty. 59 Wildlife 17 Be a burglar tion, $4 00 . O p t ional D E FO E ZE N a re yo u m o v i n g & 541-963-1210 18 Thrilling hangouts coupler system for all need papers to wrap URS A U T T E R 3. Pictures available those special items? CLEAN 1 bdrm in 60 Vigorous 21 Mantra chants email kkh711©q.corn. Tn-Plex, w/s/g pd, I LK S P RQ B A B L E The Baker City Herald enthusiasm 22 Expected 541-523-449 9 o r at 1915 F i rst S t r eet HUD approved, $350, CO A T A LA I S I L any time 541-519-1670. Baker 541-963-4071 . sells tied bundles of LAWN SERVICE, flower DOWN 23 Dandy papers. Bundles, $1.00 HU N S M OT E PA Y beds, tree t r i m ming, CLOSE TO EO U, 1 each. 26 Luau strummer 630 - Feeds rototilling. Baker City, bdrm, most u t i lites 6-20-12 © 2012 !JFS, Dist. by Univ. !Jclick for !JFS 1 Chatter 28 Hot COffee 541-523-1677 pd. No smoking/ pets, GREAT PRICES CERTIFIED WEED free 2 Wishes hazard c oin-o p l au nd r y , We buy all scrap OREGON STATE law re­ Alfalfa an d o r c hard $375/month $300 dep, one hadn' t 32 Theory 6 Without the ice 10 Errant Gl metals, vehicles & g rass, $ 1 0/bale o r q uires a nyone w h o 541-91 0-3696. 3 Doing nothing 34 Command 7 Stonehenge 11 New socialite, batteries. Site contracts for construc­ $180/ton. 4 Stevie cleanups & drop off tO Fido 541-523-5081 worshipper for short t ion w o r k t o be CLOSE T O E O U2 , bins of all sizes. Wonder's 36 Elbow OPPOSite censed with the Con­ bdrm, 3rd floor, most 8 Repugnant 19 Dallas campus Pick up service HAY FOR Sale: 1st Crop utilities paid, coin-op struction Contractors instrument 37 CoaCh 9 ­ — song 20 Site of a tie available. Alfalfa & Alfalfa-Grass, Board. An a c t ive laundry, no smoking, 5 Reveals 39 D.C. gun lobby (cheaply) 23 Be adapted to Sam Haines Enter­ $150/ton. Small bales. no pets, $450/month. cense means the con­ 24 Kind of poem pi ises No chemicals. Some tractor is bonded & in­ $400 dep. 541-51 9-8600 lower quality hay avail. sured. Venfy the con­ 541-91 0-3696. 25 Green veggie 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 541-403-2897 (541)519-0693, Baker. tractor's CCB license 27 Munich single CLOSE TO EOU, studio, all through the CCB Con­ 29 Fay's role in 12 13 14 MEAT FOR dogs. Raw u tilities p d . $425 . s ume r W eb s i t e "King Kong" 91 0-0811 hamburger, frozen. www.hirealicensed­ 650 - Horses, Mules $ .50/lb. 541-403-4249 30 Grass skirt contractor.corn. 15 16 17 CLOSE TO park & pool, go-With AND horse sale: 2 bdrm , no TYPES scrap iron, MULES POE CARPENTRY ALL H e I I s C a n y o n M u I e smoking/pets,coin op 31 Mid-Atlantic st. car batteries, a p p li­ 18 19 20 laundry, $405/month, 33 CheCkbOok no. • New Home ances, old cars & elec­ Days, Saturday, Sept. Construction 8th at 6:00pm, Enter­ $300 dep. 910-3696. 35 Road-show tronics. Free drop-off • Remodeling 21 22 pnse. Managed by In­ a nytime. 4 0359 O l d givers "WELCOME HOME" • Additions termountain Livestock. Hwy. 30, (off the 306 38 Flung • Shops, Garages More info/consigning, exit, 2nd d rive w ay) 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 3 1 • Tile & Intenor Finish Call call IML 541-963-2158 40 Catch a bug M oye s p l ac e , • Decks & Fences or 800-824-5298. Sale (541) 963-7476 43 Vacuum tube 541-51 9-41 20. Fast Response forms online at hells­ 32 33 34 35 36 45 Espresso & Quality Work can onmuleda s.corn NORTHEAST OREGON GREEN TREE with milk Wade, 541-523-4947 CLASSIFIEDS re­ 38 39 40 41 APARTMENTS or 541-403-0483 46 Famous clinic serves the nght to re­ 660 - Livestock 2310 East Q Avenue CCB¹176389 47 Like good I ect ads that d o n o t La Grande, OR. 97B50 42 43 44 45 comply with state and WE BUY all classes of tmana cheddar er@ slcommun>t>es.c federal regulations or horses, 541-523 — 6119; 48 Pocket change that a r e o f f e n s ive, J.A. Bennett L i v e­ 46 47 48 49 50 49 Lobster order false, misleading, de­ stock, Baker City, OR. Income Restnctions Ap­ 50 Miss Cinders l ly ceptive or o t herwise Professionally Managed 51 52 53 54 unacceptable. of old comics 690 - Pasture by 51 — of luxury 460 - Musical Col­ GSL Properties 55 56 57 54 Howard or SCARLETT MARY LMT WANTED: SPRING or Located Behind La umn 3 massages/$100. summer pasture for 25 Berry Grande Call 541-523-4578 2 00 p l u s c o w s . OLD UPRIGHT piano in 58 59 60 Town Center Gift Certificates 541-889-585 3 or g ood condition w i t h Baker City, OR stool. 541-51 9-7658 208-741-0800. ATTN E L K Hu n t e r s. Guide Iobs avail. If you are a n e x p e rienced "archery" elk hunter w/ good e l k c a lling skills & 6-15 wks avail­ ability for the CO sea­ s ons contact u s a t : 41 7-594-081 6.




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NEW 6-PLEX, all utilites EXCELLENT 2 bdrm du­ PEACE 8r QUIET on 4 ROSE RIDGE 2 Subdivp with updated intenor, living in Summerville, 541-524-1534 acres. Trees, seasonal paid, $2100. Northeast plex, garage, storage, sion, Cove, OR. City: P ro p . Mgt . quiet l o c a t i on , no HELP ATTRACT very clean well mani­ 1 bdrm upstairs, pas­ 2805 L Street salmon creek. 2000 Sewer/VVater available. cured yard in I sland ture & barn avail, extra NEW FACILITY!! 3-bdrm, 2 bath custom Regular price: 1 acre (541 ) 910-03 54. pets/smoking, ATTE(MT(IG(N TG City. No p e ts . A v ail. cost. Pets on approval. Vanety of Sizes Available home. 3 bay shop with $ 650/month . Cal l m/I $69,900-$74,900. AUGUR ADI 541-963-4907. Sept. 1st. $900 mo, Taking a p p l i cations Secunty Access Entry bonus room upstairs. 5 We also provide property STUDIO, A L L ut i l i ties first, last & c l e aning now. $ 6 5 0 / m o nt h, RV Storage m i. o u t of Bak e r . management. C h eck p a id , $ 32 5 . 541-91 0-0354. N o rt h­ TRI PLEX 5 b d r m , 5 Add symbols & bold­ de p. CaII u tilit ie s i nc l u d e d . $365,000. out our rental link on bath, no smoking, no ing! 503-347-1 076. 541-805-8904. 541-51 9-501 1 our w ebs i t e east Prop. Mgt. pets. All utilities pd. 753 Wallowa $800 mo., $700 dep It's a little extra that gets 5 BDRM, 3 bath house in 825 - Houses for m or call www.La rande SECURESTORAGE 541-91 0-3696. BIG results. Sale Union Co. Elgin, $850. No pets. County Rentals Rentals.corn 534-4545, 91 0-4546. HOME F O R re n t, 4 Surveillance 750 - Houses For Have your adSTAND bdrm, 2 bath, carport, Cameras 730 - Furnished Rent Baker Co. OUT stg shed, maintained Computenzed Entry Apartments Baker Co. 1-BDRM, 1 bath house. for as little as $1 extra. AVAILABLE 9-5-2012. 3 Covered Storage b drm, possibly 4, 2 ya rd, in Wa IIowa. Ranch-N-Home Realty, 1 1/2 BDRM, up stairs. Very clean. $525/mo 541-886-4305. Super size 16'x50' bath, ­ newly redo­ In c. 541-963-5450. w/sm. fridge , m i cro­ plus dep 541-403-2220 crated, Ig yard, play 3 BR, 2 B A H O USE. wave & private bath. 760 - Commercial 541-523-2128 house, $750/month, High efficiency furnace $400/m o p I u s d e p. 2-BDRM, 1 bath. All ap­ 752 - Houses for $200 de p. Cal l Rentals 3100 15th St. and central air, 2 gas pliances, W/D hook­ Rent Union Co. Some ut il i t i e s i n­ 541-963-263 3 o r Baker City fireplaces, and new u ps. Storage s h e d. 1200 PLUS sq. ft. pro­ cluded. No smoking, 541-91 0-6777. low-E casement win­ fessional office space, $575/m o, $600 s e c u­2 BDRM house in Union, no pets. References & H UD approved, n o dows. Bamboo floor­ 4 o f f ices, r e c e ption background check. Call nty dep. 541-519-6654 5 , 2 at ouse , gets w/ s pro v i d e d, ing, nice landscaping, a re a , Irg 541-51 9-0552 in Union. $900/month. FOR LEASE/RENT: Avail $600/month. p rivate c ou r t y a r d . conference/break area, No pets, no smoking. 541-562-579 0 or immediately. 3-bdrm, $176,000. 740 - Duplex Rentals handicap accessible. • Mini-Warehouse V a I I ey R e a I t 503-630-7098 2 bath. L ike ne w i n 541-962-7696. Price negotiable per 541-963-41 74. Baker Co. • Outside Fenced Parki n g new subdivision. Two 925 - Motor Homes length of lease. North­ • ReasonableRates 1 BDRM, all u t ilities car garage & fenced 2 B D RM, 1 b a t h L a ESTATE. VERY NICE 3 east Property Manage­ 402 2 N D , 2 b d r m , 1 Grande mobile home. paid. No smoking, no back yard. No smoking For information cal l : b drm, 2 bath, w/ t i p ment (541)910-0354. bath, Ig fenced lot & 1982 32' Jaco 5th wheel: Quiet park. $525 plus pets. $ 6 7 5 m o n t h, Sm. pet c o nsidered. o ut, d is h w a s h e r , garage. May f inance Fully self c o ntained. 523-8315 days $725 security w / s/g $ 60 0 depos it . $1400/mo. plus dep. Blazeking wood stove, 1304 ADAMS AVE. $3500. 541-523-3110 $143,000. See info on 523-4SD7 eveni n gs 541-91 0-3696. 541-51 9-3704 pd. No pets/smoking. new ice maker fridge, Located in Historic West s ign , t he n c al l 541-91 0-0056. J acobson Bldg. 9 0 0 3785 10th Street 541-663-8683. 25 FT MOTORHOM E A/C, wa s h e r/dryer. FOR RENT: Sm. 2-bdrm s q. f t . s tor e f r o n t , Not for r e nt. $ 7984 Generator and roof house in c o u ntry. 8 2 BDRM, 1 bath, MH in CLOSE T O EO U. 1 $ 550/mo. W/s/g i n ­ OBO. 541-786-2414 or A/C. $2900. Baker miles f r o m t ow n . BEAUTIFUL 4 bdrm, 3 Union, in small trailer bdrm, new vinyl, new cluded. 541-962-7828 541-786-0624 541-51 9-4962 o r 541-523-3011 bath home i n I s land park. newly r e mod­ 795 -Mobile Home paint, no smoking, no craigslist — East OR­ City. Very large garage e led . $4 2 5 . 1400 SQ. ft. office space Spaces pets. $ 4 0 0 m o n t h, HOME SWEET HOME RV' s-7/2 9/1 2 FEMALE, LOOKING for w/ office, sits on large 541-562-5411 w/parking. $450/mo. $ 30 0 d e p o s i t . Cute clean 2 & 3 bdrms. roommates to s h a re 2034 Auburn Avenue. T RAILE R S PA CE lot, plus irngation well. 541-91 0-3696. 1 sm. pet considered. nice 3 bdrm, 3 bath in AVAILIABLE in Union, Newly r e m o d e l ed, 930 - Recreational 2 BDRM, MH in Union. Baker City No smoking. La Grande. $325 ea., W /s/g . $ 20 0 . must see! 541-785-3515 s enio r d is c o un t , 745 - Duplex Rentals Ed Moses:541-519-1814 Vehicles i nclude u t i l it ies a n d 541-91 0-0811. (541)562-5411 Contact 541-963-5315. Union Co. wifi. 541-805-0972. THE SALE of RVs not APPROX. 1300 sq. ft. SUNFIRE REAL Estate beanng an Oregon in­ 2 BD R M , 1 bat h, commercial business BEAUTIFUL HOME IN LLC. has Houses, Du­ 3 BDRM duplex, on 2nd BLOCK from Safe­ signia of compliance is $450/mo, $450 dep., downtown, pnme loca­ ONE St. Q u ie t n e i g h bor­FOR RENT: Single family COVE. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, plexes & Apartments way, trailer/RV spaces. w/d hookup, w/s/gin­ for rent. Call Cheryl illegal: call B u i lding hood, $800/mo. Dep. only. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 tion. Attractive store­ nice yard, w/2 car ga­ W ater, s e w er , g a r ­ Codes(503) 373-1257 c lud e d , no story, living room, fam­ front. Northeast Prop­ req. Hdwd floors, big rage. Close to 2 acre Guzman fo r l i s t ings, bage. $200. Jeri, man­ HUD/pets/smoking, erty M g t. backyard, dishwasher. ily room, fenced yd for corner lot. Option for 541-523-7727. ager. 541-962-6246 LG 2003 Fox Model 541-91 0-03 54. 541-963-4907. 541-91 0-9523 small pet, dbl car ga­ l ease. $225 , 0 0 0 . 25NARCTIC 5th wheel. Super VERY CLEAN 2 — bdrm, rage w/ alley access, 541-786-0660. s lide, r e a r k i t c h e n , 2 BDRM, 1 bath, new re­ 1 bath w/basement & 3 BDRM, 2 bath, mobile on corner lot. 2816 N BEARCO BUSINESS Park 3 6 0 0-1200 sq. AM/FM CD player. Is modeled, w/d h ook­ fenced yard. Nice loca­ home. W o o d / elect. 2nd St. $1200/mo. No CAMAS COURT, 3 br, ft. units available. For in excellent condition, ups, quiet location, Ig. heat. $750/mo, $500 t ion at 2 55 5 7 t h S t . first, plus last. No pet 2ba, MH, new carpet used very little. Tires m or e i nf o c al l $ 575/mo p lu s d e p . dep. Avail. Sept 1st, dep. w/ a s mall pet. y ard, s t o r a ge , no & paint, A/C, fenced 541-963-7711. LG. a re nearly n e w , 3 pets/smoking. $600 a Yard maintenance in­ ref. req. No smoking, Call for ap pt . yard, carport, storage years old . F a ntastic month. 541-786-6058 cluded. 509-641-2227 pets ok. 541-786-3047 541-805-1 969. shed, financing avail., OFFICE SPACE, approx f a m i I y t ra i I e r, n o n $49,900, 1300sq ft, r e ception smoking. Will consider 541-805-9358. 50% OFF oc e a nfront a nd waiting room. 3 hitch w i t h s e l l of condos! 2br/2ba was offices, restrooms, all trailer, asking $11,000. by Stella Wilder $700IC, now $399,000. utilities paid . $1300 G REA T IN C O M E C ove , OR. Acquired from bank. 1 month, $1200 deposit. RENTAL PROP. FOR 509-540-0034. TUESDAY,AUGUST 2I, 20)2 Consider making a change. pens today may not be entirely out of your 541-91 0-3696. h r Vancouver, 2 h r s SALE. Large 4-5 bdrm Born today, you are nothing if not tena­ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — You'l be able control; you may be surprised to learn that Seattle. Berkshire Di­ home ­ r ents f o r 970 - Autos For Sale cious. During your youth, you may experi­ to pay more attention to those who really youwerethecauseofsomething unexpected. PRIME OFFICE & retail rect, 1-888-99-Marin $900/mo. Small 1 space avail. for rent at ment wildly with all manner of endeavors, matter to you — and you' ll be reminded of ARIES (March 2t-Apru t9) — You have a x5418. bdrm home — rents for 1405 Campbell St. Call $400/mo. Large 70 ft. 2007 F O R D Ra n g e r behaviors and life habits. Though you will why they matter so very much. chance to explain yourself, and once you do Pickup. 24,554 miles, 541-523-4434 shop — rents for?. All surely have failed at much, you will have SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 2t) ­- You you' re likely to have more supporters than 805 - Real Estate $10,000. 963-2728. on 1 c orn e r lot . clungtoyour successes and followed them mustn't let a tense situation blow up on you; anticipated. OFFICE SUITE for lease, $205,000. 700 sq. ft., all utilities until you have achieved the successthat you you can keep things under control, but it may TAURUS (Apru 20-May 20) —You must 541-786-0426, provided, 1502 N Pine. believed was your destiny. You have great take a surprisingly firm hand. be willing to admit mistakes when you make CASH FOR YOUR 541-91 0-81 1 2. Good location, lots of faith in your own ability to learn, to change SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 2t) them ­ - but you mustn't let them get into your parking. Available July TRUST DEED! and to adapt ­- and you never pay much You' ll want to wait for a few clear signs before head in any way. HOME 8r Shop For Sale 1st. 541-963-3450 I' ll pay cashfor your attention to those who sayyou cannot do this heading off in a direction that is at all unfa­ GEMINI (May 2t-June 20) ­ - it can be a By Owner In Cove 770 - Vacation Rent­ 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, plus of­ trust deed, real estate or that. Your critics are many, but few know miliar to you. memorable day, but ultimately what matters fice. 1614 sq. ft. Built als the real you — so how valid can their criticism CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. )9) to you is that you reaffirm your connection to contract or mortgage. REQUEST FOR in 1994. View intenor really bet Tradition is what matters — though you can a few key individuals. PAY FOR 18 - NO FEES« PROPOSALS & extenor pictures: WEDNESDAY,AUGUST 22 surely add som ething new to themix.Success CANCER (June 2t-July 22) — A conflict in month of August Google vvvvvv.trulia.corn FREE QUOTES­ & enter to win a - slowly but surely — and LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -­instructions you depends on being on top of things at all may be growing ­ Address: 1506 Jasper The Board of Directors of Fast,RtendkJendFair Vegas getaway! School Distnct 5-J will receive may be difficult to decipher — but times. you will find yourself playing acentral role. If St. Reduced pnce at Call today! www.quailndgegreens.corn receive sealed propos­ $219,000. Can view by recareful,you canease tensions. your past experience will serve you well and AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-reb. )8) ­- Now is no you' als until 1:00 p.m. Sep­ Michael R. Nelson appt. only. keep you from making manyerrors. time to split your forces; there is strength in tember 21st, 2012 for fEDIlURS F«do d q 0 » pl »« t n H l w a g a h u gC 780 - Storage Units MortgageBroker/Owner 541-910-4114 VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -­You' reeager numbers, and being strong is one of the most the purchase and in­ Banded COPYRIGHT2tll2 UNIIED FEATURESYNDICATE INC to rise higher today, but it may be difficult to important things for you to do. DISIRIBU|'ED BYUNIVERSALUCLICKFORUFS use of the fol­ 12X35 STORAGE unit. lllOWd t St K » C t y IAOall06 Btltl255 67l4 or Joe Rudi HOUSE FOR SALE BY tended do with the same old strategies and tactics. PISCES (reb. )9-March 20) — What hap­ $100 mo OWNER. $1 6 0 ,000. lowing real property, 1-800-898-6485 541-963-41 25. a lso know n a s t h e 3004 N 3rd St. LG. 2.5 541-523-6485 Central Schoo l bdrms, 1 bath, Ig cor­ "Building": ner lot, spacious front & back yards. Recent NELSON entire remodel done. A ll that portion of t h e Capital Benefits, • • J Southwest quarter of Call for more info & BAAL MOUSNS the Southeast quarter LLC details: 541-786-1938, LENDER of Section 17, Town­ 541-910-8410. Please ship 9 South, Range 36 Kind of prof. ACROSS leave msg. e Security Fenced 4 0 East o f t h e W i l ­ 37 Jingle, e.g. 820 - Houses For l amette M e r i dian, i n e Coded Entry 1 Off-road 38 Trellis climbers Answer to Previous Puzzle NEWLY REMODELED, Sale Baker Co. Baker City, County of T ri-level, 3 b d rm , 3 40 Dues payer, e Lighted for your protection vehicle, B aker and St ate o f 4-BDRM, 1 bath. 1600 bath. Dining area, Ig. for short for short GR I P U ND O FAD Oregon, lying South of e 4 different size units sq. ft. New electrical, l iving r o o m w / f i r e ­ Washington Avenue, 41 Dripping 4 Sensible AU D I N ER D O W E carpeting, p a i n t & + Lots of RV storage place, Ig. great room, North of Court Ave­ 43 Trinket stealer 8 Mr. Moto blinds. Owner finance. double ca r g a r age, n ue, East o f Si x t h BE L A M AU I RO B 4129B Chico Rd, Baker City 46 "Kubla Khan" remark (2 wds.) 1306 4th St . B aker. n ew d eck, 2 b d r m S treet and W e s t o f off Pocahontas penner S E N S A T I DNA L 12 Opposite of $85,000 with $10,000 rental u n it , o n .83 Fifth Street. down. 541-379-2645 50 Grill, maybe cheer a cres. 1006 21st St . DMS DUE 13 RR employee 51 State firmly Ca II 541-963-5996 Deed Restnctions: FO P UK E S C A L D 2 ST O R A G E u ni t s , 4-BDRM., 2-BATH: On 2 52 Vanna's boss, 14 Psyche Deed Restrictions shall 12x24, $40/mo, 1808 SEE ALL RMLS once I DE A S T K N E E 15 Loudness unit apply upon transfer of 3rd St, L a G r a nde, acres. 1 mi . out . LISTINGS AT: 53 Maiden-name $249,000. Go t o the sublect property, 16 Dazzled T E AC H NR A N I L (541 ) 398-1 602­ sublect to amendment indicator 18 Go with C LI D 0 I L spot.corn for details. based upon the pro­ 7X11 U N IT, $ 30 m o . 54 Art colony town 20 Lauper's Call 541-403-0398 for $25 dep. posals received. Such "— BOP" 55 To be, MA T R I C U L A T E a showing. Baker. (541 ) 910-3696. deed restnctions shall 21 Reply to to Brutus LA G L O OP T A L K apply, but not be lim­ 56 Lubber's aye a ques. A PLUS RENTALS ited necessanly to the AY E E D E T I L E EAGLE CAPWilderness, 541-9634174 22 Eurasian has storage units following: 5 acres w/ cabin site, PO D DE NS E L A N DOWN availab!e. mountains looking down at Main 1. The Property shall not 26 Printer's option 5x12 $30 per mo. 8-21-12 © 2012 UFS, Dist. by Univ. Uclick for UFS Eagle Creek. DEQ & be used fo r e d uca­ 1 Bandleader 8x8 $25-$35 per mo. 28 Gorby's realm w ater . $7 5, 00 0 . VERY NICE 3 bdrm, 2 8x10 $30 per mo. tional/school purposes 31 Herd animal Xavier's ex 541-786-5333. bath, w/ tip out, dish­ 'plus deposit' any entity compet­ 7 Son of 11 Like a 2 Familiar digits w asher, Bl a z e k i n g by 32 Paul Anka's i ng w it h t h e B a k e r 1433 Madison Ave., Aphrodite centenarian "— Beso" 3 El Misti and wood stove, new ice or 402 Elm St. La FOR SALE by owner: 14 m aker f r i d ge , a / c , S chool D i s t r ic t 5 J . 17 Lieutenant 8 Lou Grant Mount Erebus 33 Buddhist miles f r o m t ow n . Grande. Competing shall be de­ washer & dryer. $7984 portrayer under Kirk 4 Puts on sacred city Ca I I 541-403-1 524 Hunters Paradise. 14 f ined a s u s i n g t h e OBO. 5 4 1-786-2414 9 Coal scuttle 19 Thunder Bay 5 Technical sch. Property t o e d u cate 34 Dernier­ acres on secluded val­ p t'ov. 10 Haul into court l ey p r o p e rt y s ur ­ or 541-421-3410. s tudents t o gr a d e s 35 Malt beverage 6 Barracks off. rounded by mountains. 845 -Mobile Homes ICG — High School. 23 Squire around A2Z STORAGE 1 bdrm country home, 2. The structure shall not 24 Anecdotal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ' New be destroyed or mate­ 2 bdrm, 2 bath mobile Union Co. knowledge 'Secure rially altered w i t hout home, 2 shops, (30x48 LAST 2 lots available in 25 Take a dip '10x15 and 24x24) on genera­ 55+ park, M o u ntain the prior w r itten ap­ 12 13 26 Cold feet 541-523-5500 tors. 3/4th ready for Park Estates. Double proval of the Historic 27 Nobel Prize city 3365 17th St. Baker District Design/Review solar. Some equip. in­ wide o nly . 15 16 17 28 Cousins of "um" cluded. $18 0 , 000, 541-91 0-351 3 or Commission or its suc­ American West 29 StOCkhOlm owner will carry con­ 541-786-5648. cessor. Storage 19 20 t ract. 3 4 71 7 D e n ny 3. The Property shall only carrier 7 days/24 hour access be utilized to provide Creek Rd, Baker City. 855 - Lots & Prop­ 30 Former JFK 541-523-4564 541-755-7060. Call be­ erty Union Co. services that b e nefit 21 22 23 24 25 arrival COMPETITIVE RATES tween 6-9 AM or after the Baker County com­ 33 Surgical beam Behind Armory on East 1975 CONCORD Single 5PM munity. A list of p r o­ and H Streets. 26 27 28 29 30 37 Fasten down Wide M a n u factured hibited services shall home. 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 a tent include, but not be lim­ FSBO: LARGE lot w/gar­ b ath, 1 0 0 x 10 0 lo t 39 Big pitchers ited to, the following: 32 33 den spot & well. Older (fenced). $25,000. 495 a. Services 40 Prince Arn's t hat double wide w/built on N . B e n son, U n i o n . i nclude the s ale o f bride 35 36 37 a ddition . Se p e r a t e 541-562-5036. MINI STORAGE alcohol 42 Measure shop/garage building. b. L o w income hous­ • Secure speed F enced b a c k y a r d 39 40 ing as defined by the • Keypad Entry w/access from the al­ 81X113, 1818 Z Ave. 43 Business VIPs I RC • Auto-Lock Gate ley. See at 2195 19th 44 Palm reader' s Utilities available, $39k c. H o t el/Motel or re­ 41 42 44 45 43 • Security Lighting St., Baker City. Call opener lated transient lodging OBO. 541-963-2668 541-524-1063. Asking • Fenced Area (2 wds.) $40,000. (6-foot barb) 46 47 48 49 50 45 Really skimps N EW P RICE! F L A G All personal property NEW I Ix25 units shall be removed by LOTS for sale near 46 Vet patient for "Big Boy Toys" the Baker School Dis­ 52 53 GOLF COURSE area, Greenwood school. 47 Caviar 3-bdrm, 2-bath, 1822 110x83, plus dnveway t rict 5 J a n d n o t b e 48 August kid, 823-1688 s q. ft . c u s to m b u i l t 111x20. 1706 V Ave, transferred 54 55 56 maybe with views. $239,900 $34,000. 541-786-0426; 8312 14th 49 — Moines Proposals shall be deliv­ OBO. 541-403-4020. 541-428-211 2.





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ered to Baker School District 5 - J , 2090 Fourth Street, Baker City, OR 97814. The e nvelope should b e plainly marked "Central B u ilding" and bear the name of the proposing party. The School District re­ serves the nght to re­ Iect any or all propos­ als, in its sole discre­ tion, and to wawe in­ formalities. All propos­ als shall include an ex­ planation of i ntended use o f t h e s u b l e ct property in addition to purchase price. Multi­ ple proposals may be submitted with the un­ d erstanding that t h e intended use and pur­ chase price may be re­ lated to each other and shall differ vanous sce­ nanos. Additional

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may be obtained at the Baker School District Office, 209 0 F o u rth Street, baker City, OR 97814. Phone num­ bers 1-541-524-2260 (Doug Dalton and Fax number 1-541-524-2260.)

Doug Dalton CFO/Business Manager Baker School District 5J

Lega I No. 00026836 P ublished: August 20, 2012

1001 - Baker County Legal Notices TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF S ALE Reference i s made to t hat c e rtain Trust Deed made by D ARREL C C A M P A ND M A R TH A L CAMP, AS TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY, as grantor(s), t o E L IC­ HORN TITLE COM­ PANY, as Trustee, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG IS­ TRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, dated 09/22/2006, re­ corded 09/28/2006, in the mortgage records of Baker County, Ore­ gon, a s R e c order's fee/file/instrument/mi­ crofilm/reception Num­ ber 06400006B, cover­ ing the following de­ scribed real property situated in said county and state, to w it : LE­ GAL DESCRIPTION: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE S O UTHWEST QUARTER OF T HE SOUTHEAST QUAR­ TER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 40 EAST OF THE W I L LAMETTE MERIDIAN, IN BAICER CITY, COUNTY OF BAICER AND STATE OF OREGON, MORE PARTICULARLY DE­ SCRIBED AS F O L­ LOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY

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OF SECTION 9, SAID TOWNSHIP A ND R ANGE, W HIC H POINT IS 213.93 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTH QUARTER SECTION C ORNER OF S A ID SECTION 9; THENCE W EST 2 5 FEE T ; THENCE NORTH 210 FEET; THENCE EAST 135 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 21 0 F E ET; THENCE WEST 110 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO THE NORTH 20 FEET OF "H" STREET AD­ J OIN IN G TH E ABOVE-DESCRIBED LAND ON THE SOUTH, AS VACATED BY ORDINANCE NO. 3262, A CERTIFIED C OPY O F W H I C H WAS R E C O RDED MARCH 20, 2008, AS DEED NO. 0813 0013, B AIZE R C O U N T Y DEED R E C O RDS. PROPERTY A D­ DRESS: 1 1 0 0 H STREET BAICER CITY, O R 97814 Both t h e B eneficiary an d t h e Trustee have elected to sell the real prop­ erty to satisfy the obli­ gations that the Trust Deed secures and a notice of default has been recorded pursu­ ant to Oregon Revised Statutes 86.735(3); the default for which the foreclosure is made is grantor's failure to pay when due the follow­ i ng s u ms : m o n t h l y of p ay m e n t s $1,396.78 beginning 01/01/2011; plus late

c harges o f $ 4 8 . 7 0 each month beginning with th e 0 1 /01/2011 payment plus pnor ac­ crued late charges of $-48.70; plus advances of $180.00; together w ith t i t l e e x p e n s e , costs, trustee's fees and attorney fees in­ curred herein by rea­ son of s ai d d e f ault;

and any further sums advanced by the Bene­ ficiary for the protec­ tion of the above de­ scribed real property a nd

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therein. By reason of said default the Bene­ ficiary has declared all sums owing on the ob­ ligation that the Trust Deed secures are im­ m ediately d u e a n d payable, said sums be­ i ng the f o l l ow ing t o wit: $145,110.87 with interest thereon at the rate of 7 .50 p e rcent per annum beginning 12/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late c harges thereon t o ­ g ether w it h t i t l e e x ­ pense, costs, trustee's fees and attorney fees incurred herein by rea­ son of s ai d d e f ault; and any further sums advanced by the Bene­ ficiary for the protec­ tion of the above de­ scribed real property a nd

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1010 - Union Co. 1010 - Union Co. Legal Notices Legal Notices I N T HE CIRC U I T 01/01/2012; plus late COURT O F THE c harges o f $ 4 2 . 5 3 STATE OF OREGON each month beginning FOR UNION COUNTY with th e 0 1 /01/2012

therein. WHEREFORE, foreclosure is made is notice hereby is gwen Clear Creek tact: R E CONTRUST grantor's failure to pay COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Restoration Project when due the follow­ that, R ECONTRUST i ng s u ms : m o n t h ly COMPANY, N.A., the T apo Canyon R d . , undersigned Trustee CA6-914-01-94 SIMI Request for Engineenng of p ay m e n t s payment plus pnor ac­ will on Fnday, Novem­ VALLEY, CA 9 3 063 Bids for a final design $1,073.99 beginning In the Matter of Estate crued late charges of including stream bank 12/01/2011; plus late of M I C HAE L RAY b er 09, 2012 at t h e $-297. 71, p lu s a d­ (800)-281-8219 (TS¹ c harges o f $ 4 0 . 2 9 DESPAROIS, 11-011 9528) hour of 10:00 AM, in and channel restora­ De­ vances of $240.00; to­ accord with the stan­ 1006.147315-FEI each month beginning ceased. tion, as well construc­ g ether w it h t i t l e e x ­ dard of t i m e e s t ab­ tion oversight. Prolect with th e 1 2 /01/2011 Case No. 12-04-8386 pense, costs, trustee's lishe d by O RS Lega I No. 00026732 bids will be recewed payment plus pnor ac­ NOT IC E TO IN TE R­ fees and attorney fees crued late charges of 187.110, at the follow­ P ublished: August 20, from qualified vendors ESTED PERSONS incurred herein by rea­ ing place: outside the by the Eagle Valley $-80.58; plus advances son of s ai d d e f ault; 27, September 3, 10, m ain entrance to t h e 2012 Soil and Water Conser­ of $60.00; t o gether NOTICE I S H E REBY and any further sums Baker County Court­ v ation D i s t r i ct , u n t i l w ith t i t l e e x p e n s e , GIVEN that the under­ advanced by the Bene­ house, 1 9 9 5 3 rd 4:00 p m T h u r sday, costs, trustee's fees signed has been ap­ ficiary for the protec­ and attorney fees in­ S treet, B a ke r C i t y , September 6th 2012 pointed successor per­ tion of the above de­ NATIONAL FOREST Baker County, OR, sell at the District Office, curred herein by rea­ sonal representatwe of scribed real property TIMBER FOR SALE at public auction to the located at 3990 Mid­ son of s ai d d e f ault; the above-titled estate. a nd i ts in t e re s t and any further sums highest bidder for cash way Drive, Baker City, All p e r sons h a v i ng therein. By reason of THE TREMBLE Re-offer advanced by the Bene­ the interest in the de­ O R. P r o posals r e ­ claims against the es­ said default the Bene­ Sale is located within scribed real property cewed will be opened ficiary for the protec­ t ate are r e q uired t o ficiary has declared all T.6S., R.45E., Sections which the grantor had o n S e ptember 6 t h tion of the above de­ p resent them t o t h e sums owing on the ob­ 25, 36; T.6S., R.46E., scribed real property or had power to con­ 2012. successor p e r sonal ligation that the Trust S ections 29, 30, 3 1 , a nd i ts in t e re s t vey at the time of the A mandatory pre-bid representatwe, care of Deed secures are im­ and 36; T.6S., R.47E., execution by g rantor s ite visit of t h e w o r k therein. By reason of Wasley Law O f f i ce, m ediately d u e a n d S ection 3 1 ; T .7 S . of the Trust Deed, to­ area will be conducted said default the Bene­ PC, 105 F i r S t r e et, payable, said sums be­ R.44E., Sections 19, on Fnday August 24th ficiary has declared all Suite 204, La Grande, i ng the f o l lowing t o gether with any inter­ 30, an d 3 1 ; T . 7 S ., sums owing on the ob­ Oregon 97850, within est which the grantor 2012. All prospective wit: $159,455.19 with R.45E., Sections 8, 11, or grantor's s ucces­ bidders interested in ligation that the Trust four months after the interest thereon at the s ors i n i n t e rest a c ­ 13, 14, 16, 27, 33, and t he sit e v i si t s h o u ld Deed secures are im­ date of first publication rate of 4 .10 p ercent 34; T.7S., R.46E., Sec­ meet at t h e D i s t r ict m ediately d u e a n d o f this notice o r t h e quired after the execu­ tion 4; T.7S., R.47E., per annum beginning tion of the Trust Deed, Office (address above) payable, said sums be­ claims may be barred. 12/01/2011 until paid, Sections 4 and 8. The to satisfy the forego­ in Baker City, OR at i ng the f o l lowing t o All persons whose rights plus all accrued late Forest Service will re­ ing obligations thereby 8:30 a.m. wit: $118,976.59 with may be affected by c harges thereon t o ­ cewe sealed and oral secured and the costs Request for Bid pack­ interest thereon at the this proceeding may g ether w it h t i t l e e x ­ bids in public at Whit­ rate of 7 .90 p ercent and expenses of sale, ages are available at obtain additional infor­ pense, costs, trustee's man Ranger District, including a reasonable t he Distnct Office. I f m ation from t h e r e ­ fees and attorney fees per annum beginning 3 285 1 1 t h St r e e t , charge by the Trustee. 11/01/2011 until paid, cords of the court, the you have any q ues­ incurred herein by rea­ Baker City, OR 97814 Notice is further given tions o r c o m m e n t s, plus all accrued late successor p e r sonal son of s ai d d e f ault; at 2:00 PM local time c harges thereon t o ­ that any person named representatwe, or the and any further sums p lease c o n t act t h e on 09/06/2012 for an in ORS 86.753 has the D ISTRICT office a t g ether w it h t i t l e e x ­ attorney for the suc­ advanced by the Bene­ estimated volume of 541-523-7121 x 111 or nght, at any time that pense, costs, trustee's cessor personal repre­ ficiary for the protec­ 190 CCF of Douglas-fir is not later than f we email fees and attorney fees sentative, Philip Wa­ tion of the above de­ and Western L a rch incurred herein by rea­ days before the date Nicole.sullwan©or.nac sley. scribed real property sawtimber, 142 CCF last set for the sale, to son of s ai d d e f ault; Dated and first published and i ts i nt e r e s t s o f P o n derosa P i n e have this foreclosure This prolect is funded and any further sums August 13, 2012. Suc­ therein. WHEREFORE, s awtimber, an d 7 0 9 in part by funds from advanced by the Bene­ cessor Personal Rep­ notice hereby is gwen proceeding dismissed CCF of White Fir and ficiary for the protec­ and the Trust Deed re­ the Oregon Lottery. resentative: T i m othy that, R ECONTRUST O the r s aw t im b e r tion of the above de­ instated by paying the Desparois COMPANY, N.A., the marked or otherwise Beneficiary the entire Lega I No. 00026711 scribed real property undersigned Trustee designated for cutting. Published: August 15, amount t h e n due and i ts i nt e r e s t s Publish: August 13, 20, will on Monday, No­ I n addition, t h ere i s therein. WHEREFORE, (other than such por­ 17, 20, 22, 2012 27, 2012 v ember 05, 2 012 at within the sale area an tion of the principal as notice hereby is gwen Leqa I no. 26678 the hour of 10:00 AM, unestimated v o lume TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF would not then be due i n accord w i t h t h e that, R ECONTRUST o f Softwood O t h e r S ALE Reference i s h ad no d e f ault o c ­ COMPANY, N.A., the TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF s tandard of t ime e s­ green convertible bio­ made to t hat c e rtain undersigned Trustee S ALE Reference i s tablished b y ORS curred) and by curing mass that the bidder Trust Deed made by will on Thursday, Octo­ made to t hat c e rtain any other default com­ 187.110, at the follow­ agree to remove NATHAN A ROY AND plained of notice of de­ amay b er 18, 2012 at t h e Trust Deed made by ing place: outside the t a f i xed r ate. T he HOLLY M ROY, HUS­ hour of 10:00 AM, in fault that is capable of WILLIAM M. WOLFE, main entrance of the F orest S e r v ic e r e ­ BAND AND WIFE, as being cured by tender­ accord with the stan­ A MARRIED MAN AS Daniel Chaplin Build­ serves the nght to re­ ing the p e rformance grantor(s), to AMERITI­ dard of t i m e e s t ab­ HIS SOLE AND SEPA­ ing, 1001 4th Street, Iect any and all bids. required under the ob­ TLE, as Trustee, in fa­ lishe d by O RS RATE PROPERTY, as L a G r a nde , U n i o n Interested parties may vor o f M O RTGAGE 187.110, at the follow­ ligation that the Trust grantor(s), to F I RST C ounty, OR, s ell a t obtain a p r o spectus Deed secures, and in ELECTRONIC REG IS­ ing place: outside the AMERICAN TITLE, as p ublic auction to t h e from the office listed TRATION SYSTEMS, m ain entrance to t h e T rustee, in f a vo r o f addition to paying said highest bidder for cash below. A prospectus, Baker County Court­ INC., as Beneficiary, sums or tendenng the MORTGAGE ELEC­ the interest in the de­ b id form, an d c o m ­ dated 04/20/2007, re­ house, 1 9 9 5 3 rd TRONIC REG ISTRA­ scribed real property performance neces­ plete information con­ corded 04/24/2007, in s ary to cure the d e ­ S treet, B a ke r C i t y , TION SYSTEMS, INC., which the grantor had fault b y p a y ing all cerning the timber, the the mortgage records Baker County, OR, sell as Beneficiary, dated or had power to con­ conditions of sale, and of Baker County, Ore­ at public auction to the costs and expenses 11/09/2006, recorded vey at the time of the submission of bids is actually incurred in en­ gon, a s R e c order's highest bidder for cash execution by g rantor 1 1/15/2006, i n th e available to the public forcing the obligation fee/file/instrument/mi­ the interest in the de­ mortgage records of of the Trust Deed, to­ f rom t h e W hi t m a n crofilm/reception Num­ scribed real property Union County, Oregon, t hat the T r ust D e ed gether with any inter­ Ranger District, 3285 which the grantor had ber 07170182B, and secures, together with as Re c o r d e r ' s est which the grantor 1 1th S t r e et , B a k e r subsequently assigned the Trustee's and at­ or had power to con­ fee/file/instrument/mi­ or grantor's s ucces­ City, OR 97814, or at to U.S. BANIC, NA­ t orney fees no t e x ­ vey at the time of the crofilm/reception Num­ s ors i n i n t e rest a c ­ Wallowa-Whitman Na­ ceeding the amounts TIONAL A S SOC IA­ execution by g rantor b er 20066032, a n d quired after the execu­ tional Forest H e a d­ TION, AS SUCCES­ of the Trust Deed, to­ subsequently assigned tion of the Trust Deed, provided b y ORS quarters, 1550 Dewey SOR TRUSTEE TO 86.753. In construing to satisfy the forego­ gether with any inter­ to U.S. BANIC, NA­ Ave., Baker City, OR this notice, the singu­ BANIC OF AMERICA, est which the grantor TIONAL A S SOC IA­ ing obligations thereby 9781 4. N.A., AS SUCCESSOR or grantor's s ucces­ TION, SUCCESSOR lar includes the plural, secured and the costs note the change TO LASALLE BANIC, s ors i n i n t e rest a c ­ TRUSTEE TO BANIC and expenses of sale, the word "grantor" in­ Please in location and time of cludes any successor N.A., AS T RUSTEE OF AME RICA, N.A., including a reasonable quired after the execu­ the auction. T his bid FOR THE MERRILL in interest to the gran­ tion of the Trust Deed, AS S UC C E SSOR charge by the Trustee. opening and oral auc­ LYNCH FIRST FRANIC­ to satisfy the forego­ T RUSTEE T O L A ­ Notice is further given t or as w e l l a s a n y tion will be held at the L IN MO R T G A G E ing obligations thereby SALLE BANIC, N.A., other person owing an that any person named Whitman Ranger Dis­ LOAN TRUST, MORT­ secured and the costs obligation t h a t t he in ORS 86.753 has the AS TRUSTEE FOR tnct, located at 3285 Trust Deed secures, GAG E L O A N and expenses of sale, THE MERRILL LYNCH nght, at any time that 1 1th S t r e et , B a k e r ASS ET-BAC ICE D C E R­ and the words "Trus­ including a reasonable FIRST F RANICL IN is not later than f we City, OR at 2:00 PM. tee" and "Beneficiary" TI F I CATE 5, 5 E R I ES charge by the Trustee. M ORTGAG E L O A N days before the date The USDA is an equal 2007-H1 by A s s ign­ Notice is further given include their respec­ TRUST, MORTGAGE last set for the sale, to opportunity p r ovider m en t r ec o r de d twe successors in in­ that any person named LOAN have this foreclosure and employer. 0 3/2 2 / 2 0 1 2 in terest, if any. Dated: in ORS 86.753 has the ASS ET-BAC ICED C ER­ proceeding dismissed TI F I CATE 5, 5 E R I ES and the Trust Deed re­ J uly 05, 201 2 R ECON­ Book/Reel/Volume No. nght, at any time that a t Page No. as R e ­ is not later than f we TRUST COMPANY, Lega I No. 00026834 2007-FF1 by Assign­ instated by paying the P ublished: August 20, N.A. For further infor­ corder's fee/file/instru­ days before the date m en t r ec o r de d Beneficiary the entire 2012 ment/microfilm/recep­ last set for the sale, to 0 6/2 6 / 2 0 1 2 in amount t h e n due have this foreclosure tion No. 12110251B, Book/Reel/Volume No. (other than such por­ covenng the following proceeding dismissed a t Page No . a s r e ­ tion of the principal as descnbed real property and the Trust Deed re­ corder's fee/file/instru­ would not then be due situated in said county instated by paying the ment/microfilm/recep­ h ad no d e f ault o c ­ and state, to w it: LE­ Beneficiary the entire tion No . 2 0 1 2 1990, curred) and by curing GAL DESCRIPTION: amount t h e n due any other default com­ covenng the following L OT 3 A N D P O R ­ (other than such por­ descnbed real property plained of notice of de­ TIONS OF L OTS 4 tion of the principal as situated in said county fault that is capable of AND 5, BLOCK 27, would not then be due and state, to wit: BE­ being cured by tender­ J.P. ATWOOD'S SEC­ h ad no d e f ault o c ­ GINNING AT A POINT ing the p e rformance OND ADDITION TO curred) and by curing WHICH IS EAST 900 required under the ob­ B AICER CITY, A C ­ any other default com­ FEET AND NORTH 66 ligation that the Trust CORDING TO THE OF­ plained of notice of de­ DEGREES EAST 121 Deed secures, and in F I C IAL P LA T fault that is capable of F EET F ROM T H E addition to paying said THEREOF, IN BAICER being cured by tender­ QUARTER-SECTION sums or tendenng the CITY, COUNTY OF ing the p e rformance CORNER BETWEEN performance neces­ BAICER AND STATE required under the ob­ S ECTIONS 34 A N D sary to cure the d e­ OF OREGON, MORE ligation that the Trust 35, IN TOWNSHIP 2 fault b y p a y ing all PARTICULARLY DE­ Deed secures, and in SOUTH, RANGE 37 costs and expenses SCRIBED AS F O L­ addition to paying said EAST OF THE WIL­ actually incurred in en­ Oy LOWS: BEGINNING sums or tendenng the LAMETTE MERIDIAN, forcing the obligation ONros ~O+ e ~4 psO AT A POINT ON THE UNION C O U N TY, that the T rust D e ed performance neces­ +4'gyt NORTH LINE OF SAID s ary to cure the d e ­ OREGON; THENCE, secures, together with 4oyp4 BLOCK 27 WHICH IS fault b y p a y ing all SOUTH 77 DEGREES the Trustee's and at­ e +geg, EAST 80 FEET FROM costs and expenses EAST, 101.3 FEET; t orney fees no t e x ­ THE N O RTHWEST actually incurred in en­ THENCE, NORTH 11 ceeding the amounts C ORNER OF S A ID forcing the obligation DEGREES EAST, 68 provided b y ORS ~ W =e~ , LOT 4; THENCE EAST that the T rust D e ed FEET TO THE SOUTH­ 86.753. In construing 70 FEET ALONG THE secures, together with EAST CORNER OF this notice, the singu­ NORTH LINE OF SAID the Trustee's and at­ LAND CONVEYED TO lar includes the plural, BLOCK 27; THENCE t orney fees no t e x ­ MARTIN U. GIRRARD the word "grantor" in­ S OUTH 13 0 F E E T ceeding the amounts AND W IF E ( D EED cludes any successor PARALLEL TO THE provided b y ORS BOOING 117, PAGE 8, in interest to the gran­ ':„'.i /"'- ( WEST LINE OF SAID 86.753. In construing RECORDS OF UNION t or as w e l l a s a n y BLOCK 27; THENCE this notice, the singu­ COUNTY, OREGON); other person owing an WEST 50 FEET PAR­ lar includes the plural, THENCE, NORTH 77 obligation t h a t t he A LLEL TO THE the word "grantor" in­ D EGREES W E S T Trust Deed secures, NORTH LINE OF SAID cludes any successor ALONG THE SOUTH­ and the words "Trus­ BLOCK 27; THENCE in interest to the gran­ ERLY LINE OF SAID tee" and "Beneficiary" / NORTH 54 FEET PAR­ t or as w e l l a s a n y GIRRARD PROPERTY, include their respec­ ALLEL TO THE WEST other person owing an 101.3 FEET; THENCE, twe successors in in­ * LINE OF SAID BLOCK obligation t h a t t he SOUTH 11 DEGREES terest, if any. Dated: W EST 7 0 FEE T , J une 27, 2 0 1 2 R E ­ 27; THENCE WEST 20 Trust Deed secures, and the words "Trus­ FEET PARALLEL TO MORE OR LESS, TO C ONTRUST C O M ­ THE NORTH LINE OF tee" and "Beneficiary" THE POINT OF BE­ PANY, N.A. For further SA I D B LOC IC 27; include their respec­ GINNING. PROPERTY i nformation, p l e a s e THENCE NORTH 76 twe successors in in­ A DDRESS: 6 2 1 4 5 c ontact : REC O N ­ FEET PARALLEL TO terest, if any. Dated: LOWER PERRY LOOP TRUST COMPANY, THE WEST LINE OF J une 12, 2 0 1 2 R E ­ L A G RANDE, O R N.A. 1800 Tapo Can­ SAID BLOCK 27 TO C ONTRUST C O M ­ 97850 Both the Bene­ y o n Rd. THE POINT OF BE­ ficiary and the Trustee PANY, N.A. For further CA6-914-01-94 SIMI i nformation, p l e a s e h ave elected to s e l l GINNING. 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When a store clerk gave a Mas­ MIAMI 1AP1 — Police are sachusetts man a diferent kind looking for two people they say of scratch-off lottery ticket than stolemore than 500 canaries he asked for, he didn't make a Irom the home of an 87-year-old Florida man. big deal about the mistake; he said he just "rolled with it." Police say the men entered Manuel Sanchez's home on May Itwas a good decision:He 27 and took the birds. The next won $1 million. Richard Brown of Taunton day, they sold the birds to at said he went into Gulf Taunton leastthree petshops. recently and asked for a $5 The canaries are valued "Blue Ice 7s" ticket, but the at $30 each, which means clerkwas distracted and the thefts were worth about instead gave him a "Sizzlin 7s" $15,000 in all. ticket. Police on Wednesday asked Brown selected the cash op­ the public for help in identifying tionon the prize and received the suspects. Authorities say a one-time lump sum payment images of the suspectsselling the birds were captured by of about$430,000 aftertaxes. He plans to use the money for videosurveillance cameras. a new roof on his home Police were ableto recover and to take a trip to San about 150 birds.

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He said Leite was lucid and showed no negative conse­ quences after the operation. "Today, he continues well, with few complaints for a five­ hour-long surgery," Essinger said. "He says he feels little pam. The bar fell from the fifth floor of a building under con­ struction, went through Leite's hard hat, entered the back of his skull and exited between his eyes,Essinger said,adding:"It really was a miracle" that Leite survived. The accident and surgery took place on Wednesday. "They told me he was lying down iin the ambulance) with the bar pointing upward," said

Leite's wife, Lilian Regina da Silva Costa. "He was holding it and hisface covered in blood. His look was as if nothing had

happened. ''When he arrived he told the doctors he wasn't feeling anything, no pain, nothing. It' s unbelievable." Ruy Monteiro, the hospital's head of neurosurgery, told the Globo TV network that Leite escaped by just a few centime­ ters Irom losing one eye and becoming paralyzed on the left

side of his body. He said the bar entered a "non-eloquent" area of the brain, an area that doesn't have a spe­ cific, major known function. Leite is expected to remain hospital ized foratleasttwo weeks.





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All male student athletes at La Grande High School who plan on playing sports this school year are encouraged to attend a meeting Wednesday night at 7 in the LHS auditorium. Parents are also encouraged to attend. Athletic Director Bill Burns, along with the head coaches from the various sports, will be there to discuss the student athlete handbook. The coaches will also go over their expectations for their sport. For more informa­ tion, call Mark Lan­ man at 541-910-4852.

CALDWELL, Idaho — The Eastern Oregon University volleyball team picked up a three-set victory over William

Opbmist club holding sign-ups Sign-ups and gear handouts for 2012 Optimist football and cheerleading for fourth through sixth grades will be held Aug. 20-22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pioneer Park. Cost is $65 for football and $40 for cheerleading. For information call KirkTravis at 541-786-0553 or Jason Wilson at 541-805-9145. For cheerleading call Jessie Wilson at 541-805-9146 or go online at www.

The Mountaineers won set one, 25-19. In set two, the score was tiedfi ve times before a 10-10 score changed to a 16-10 Eastern Oregon lead after a decisive Mountaineer run behind strong serving from Haight. The margin would stretch to seven, including the inalsetscoreof25-18. f The third and final set was the closest of the match with six ties and five lead changes. LCSC got out to a 3-0 advantage, its largest lead of the match, and EOU's lead was no larger than the final margin of 25-20.

the Warriors (0-2l with seven kills. Elaina Murphy had 11 assists and fi ve serviceaces.

Molly Collins had 10 digs. Eastern Oregon faces

Jessup (Calif l, at The College Montana Western Thursday of Idaho Classic Saturday. The Mountaineers (2-1l finished the classic winning seven of the 10 sets they played, with two sweeps, including one over No. 8 Lewis-Clark State Friday. Saturday, Stefani Sorensen and Irene Walters both had seven kills. In just her third collegiatematch, Jessica Per­ ron had a match-high 20 as­ sists. Bobbi Sumpter finished with 11 assists. Entering the match, Kaitlyn Duncan led

in the Red Lion Frontier Con­ ference/Cascade Conference Challenge in Spokane, Wash. The match begins at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Live stats will be available on EOUSports.corn.

Mounties pullout upset

EOU swept No. 8 Lewis­ Clark State in Match 3 of The College of Idaho Classic Friday. The Mountaineers (1-1l rebounded from a four-set loss to No. 10 Vanguard in the NAIA in digs per set (5.0l. the first match of the season earlier Friday. In this meeting Saturday, she finished with with a top-10 opponent, it a match-high 11 digs. Casey Loper had three blocks. was EOU that controlled the William Jessup took an match. early lead, 4-3, in the opening The victory was the first in thelast15 triesagainsta set before Eastern went on a 6-1 run capped by solid serves top 10-ranked team for the from Jessica Perron. A kill by Mountaineers in the last 10 Alisha Crane gave the Moun­ years. EOU has also now taineers their largest lead of won only four of its 46 games the set, 24-15. versus a top 25-ranked oppo­ In set two, EOU jumped nent over the past 10 seasons. out to 4-1 and 7-3 leadsbefore Eastern Oregon went 0-5 a the Warriors went on a 4-0 year ago with top 10-ranked run to even the set. teams, forcing two of the matches to five sets. Eastern regained the mo­ mentum and made a decisive Eastern used very balanced run stretching the lead to team effort to pull off the 17-11. The Mountaineers stunning win. Casey Loper would close out the set and had a team-high 10 kills. win, 25-17. Jessica Perron and Bobbi The Warriors got out to a Sumpter combined for 29 as­ 3-1 lead in the third set, but sists. Kaitlyn Duncan finished Eastern Oregon then went on with a match-high 15 digs. a 6-1 run. EOU continued to As a team, the Mountain­ build its lead and pulled away eers had a .183 attack per­ with a 25-14 victory. centage. EOU never dropped Sara Hickenbottom led below 60 percent in any of

EOU openswith loss The Eastern Oregon University volleyball team began its 2012 season with a four-setsetback toNo .10

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EOU's Kaitlyn Duncan had a match-high 11 digs in the Mountaineers' three-set win over William Jessup (Calif.) Saturday atThe College of Idaho Classic. the three sets. Eastern had a 35-27 kill advantage, a 33-26 assist advantage, and a 13-7

block edge. eWe finally played some Mountaineer volleyball against LCSC and controlled the consistency of the game," EOU head coach Kaki More­

head said. "Our middles, Casey and

Alisha, are doing a great job of controlling our offense." The match featured 12 ties and seven lead changes, but none of those came in the opening set as Eastern jumped out to a 7-1 advan­ tage and never surrendered the lead. A Warrior attack er­ rorgave EOU itslargestlead of the set, 18-11.

1 of The College of Idaho Classic. Carly Maxwell finished with 39 of Vanguard's 45 assists. The Lions (1-Ol were also led by Ashli Bellinger's and Jessica Neves' combined 22 kills. Kelly Heenan had 18 digs, and Grace Konstanzer and Bellinger both added 11 (hgs. The opening set featured seven lead changes and 12 ties, with the Mountaineers pulling out the 25-22 victory. EOU led by as many as three points, three different times; while Vanguard's largest advantage was two points. Casey Loper and Alisha Crane both had five kills for Eastern, and Rebecca Haight and Kaitlyn Duncan both had five digs.

Steelers rally past Colts PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew Luck shook off a pair of early interceptions to puttogetherthree second-quarter scor­ ing drives, giving the Indianapolis Colts a halftime lead before the Pittsburgh Steel­ ers rallied for a 26-24 preseason victory Sunday night. The top overall pick completed 16 of 25 passes for 175 yards and added a 1-yard touchdown run for the Colts (1-1), who held their own against a peren­ nial Super Bowl contender. Ben Roethlis­ berger passed for 81 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Steelers (1-1), who took an early 14-0 lead when Ike Taylor picked off Luck's pass and took it 50 yards for a score.

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Off and running: Competitors start the one-mile race Saturday. Morgan Reddington won the race in a time of 6:59. Andrew Lackey was second.

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Michael Caine of Enterprise won the 10K race Saturday in a time of 39:43.

COVE — Michael Caine almost missed the start of the annual Cove Cherry Festival 10-kilometer Saturday. He didn't miss the finish. The 36-year-old Enterprise resident won the race back from High Valley to Highway 203 just west of Cove. He made the trip from Enterprise to Cove andbarely made the bus taking 23 competitors to the starting line in High Valley with just seconds to spare. Caine pulled away steadily early in the race to build a two-minute cushion and win in 39:43 — in front of second­ placer Riley Sheehy of Union. According to Caine, it was a good course but he re­ ally noticed the uphill part early. He also noticed the dust kicked up by cars on the dirt road because of the extreme dry weather recently. Caine still admitted he wants to return next year. Riley Sheehy was one of a group of runners in the race from Union High School and his 41:44 time for the 6.2­ mile course gave him bragging rights in the family as well as among other mem­ bers of the Bobcats' cross country team.

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Another Sheehy, Union High School cross country coach Steve Sheehy, was the third finisher in 44:11. Kenneth Sipp was the fourth finisher in 44:53, just ahead of 45-year-old Tim

Seydel (45:07l.

over 60 to finish the race, taking 19th with a time of 85:34. Vicki Kerr and Kathey Goodman came in 20th and 21st with times of 91:50 and 91:52.

Reddington wins mile

Harris Lackey came in sixth (47:56l, just ahead of the first woman to finish

M organ Reddington ofCovewon the mile run that looped around part of the — Amy Hegedus of Cove (48:23l. town Saturday morning with a time of Diane Grandeen of Elgin was the 6:59, while La Grande's Andrew Lackey came in second at 7:06. Reddington also second woman to cross the line (the first over 60l, placing eighth overall in won the girls 14-17 age group, while 51:25 and just ahead of three Union Lackey did the same for the boys 7-10 High School runners who tied for ninth age group. Ethan Williams of Fairview, Texas (Mackenzie Evans, Katriel O'Reilly and Ellie Wells). was the second to finish in the boys 7-10 Sarah Brazil came in 12th with a age group, while finishing in 7:56 for the time of 51:38, while Angie Miller crossed one-mile paved course. the finish line at 52:25. Madilyn Neal of Cove was the first Erin Creech finished in 58:20, the last girl to finish among the 7-10 runners, runner to break the one-hour mark. crossing the line in 8:01, just ahead of Dessia Shank and Carolyn Erickson Cove's Naomi Brazil (8:16l and Tim were the next to finish, taking 15th Koza (8:17l. Audry Wells of Union (8:31l and 16th with times of 61:40 and 61:50. beat out Hunter Shank of Baker City Farooq Sultan came in 17th with a time (9:04l, Ian Fowler of Lake Oswego(9:36l of 62:27. and Kim Hefty of Lake Oswego (9:49l to Rocky Goodman was the first man close out the top 10 finishers in the race.

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Oregon out of SEATTLE iAPl — Michael Saunders is showing signs of snapping out of his terrible slump. Saunders hit a two-run homer, Blake Beavan pitched into the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory. Seattle completed a three­ game series sweep and has won 12 of 13 at Safeco Field. Minne­ sota lost its fikh in a row. The Mariners held a slim 2-1 lead before Saunders drove a 1-0 pitch from Jeff Gray over the wall in right in the seventh. Dustin Ackley, who led ofF with a double, was aboard for Saunders' career-best 11th homer. Saunders went 5 for 12 in the seriesagainst Minnesota to raise his August batting average to

.155. "I was certainly struggling there for a while," he said. "I wastrying toohard,over­ swinging, trying to do more than I was capable of doing. I just triedto back toground zero." Ground zero, for Saunders, is hisrefi gured swing honed dur­ ing the offseason. He came into the season with a.196 career average in three years with the Mariners but gotofFto a strong startin 2012. He was hitting as high as .282 in mid-June but has been on a steady decline since. "Everyone goes through slumps now and then. Mine was too long," he said. "I felt like I needed to ease ofF the ease-o-meter." He was mired in a 2-for-42 rut before the Twins came to town. Sunday's homer was his first

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since July 24. 'There were different mechan­ ical issues I had to figure out and certainly a different mental approachIneeded tofi gure out coming into this year," he said. "There are signs of success but thereare also signsIneed to

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keep going. "Ican'tgetcomplacent or content. The last couple weeks showed me that." Mariners manager Eric Wedge said he is pleased with Saunders' season and added: "He'sgoing tobe better.He'sa completeplayer. "He helps us win so many different ways. I' ve been very pleased with him. He's just scratching the surface." Beavan i8-7l also is showing some progressaftera fi rst-half demotion to the minors. Since being recalled Rom Triple-A Tacoma, he is 5-1 with a 3.74 ERA in six starts. "It's so much easier when you throw good pitches," said Beavan, who allowed one run and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings against the Twins. "I'm just trying to make one pitch at a time and go from there." Samuel Deduno i4-1l issued six walks in six innings for Min­ nesota, but limited Seattle to two runs and five hits. Trevor PloufFe put the Twins in front with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, but the Mariners took advantage of Deduno's wild­ ness to take the lead in the third. Ackley reached on a leadofF walk and Saunders singled to center. Deduno then issued consecutive walks to Kyle Seager and John Jaso to force home a


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Seattle's Dustin Ackley slides into third base in this file photo from earlier this season. run. Jesus Montero bounced into a double play, allowing Saunders to score for a 2-1 lead. Beavan said the Twins, known for patience and plate discipline, played into his hands. "I'm not fi ustrated at all," he said. "I don't mind patient hitters. "It's easierform e togetahead. They fouled a lot of balls ofF today. They were patient but there w ere aggressi ve.Ithink alot of guys change their approach when I face them." The Twins were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position, and

manager Ron Gardenhire said: "They pitched well but we missed out on a lot of opportuni­ ties...W egotpeople outthere and couldn't get anybody in." The Twins finally chased Beavan in the sixth after one-out singles by Justin Morneau and Ryan Doumit. Carter Capps came in and walked PloufFe to load the bases, then struck out Matt Carson and retired Pedro Florimon to end the inning. After Saunders' home run, the Mariners added one more in the seventh on Eric Thames' RBI double.

Leadoff hitter Emil Matti hit two solo homers and scored four runs to lead Parsippany, N.J., to a 10-4 victory over Gresham, Ore., on Sat­ urday night in the Little League World Series. Matti hit both shots to center, including a blastto lead ofFthe game that caromed ofFthe top of the brick wall beyond the fence 225 feet away. The 13-yearold shorstop did hisbest impersonation of Yankees leadofF hitter Derek Jeter for the New Jersey team from the New York suburb of Parsippany. And New Jersey's vocal fans chanted the names of each of their favorite sons as they strode to the plate as if they were Yankee Stadium "Bleacher Creatures." Manager Mike Ruggiero called Matti a steady, five-tool player. "I was hitting the ball, and whatever they gave me," Matti said with a slight smile after the game. Trailing 5-0 in the second, Oregon cut it to 5-4 in the third on Tyler Linch's two-run single. But Linch was later tagged out at home after trying to score the potential tying run on a grounder to second. 'They definitely started swinging the bats like we' ve been waiting for them to do," Oregon manager Jason Trickel said.eWe were just one good swing from tying up the game." Reliever Kyle Phillips quieted Oregon the rest of the way with four shutout innings. D.J. Pico added a two-run homer — his first all season — for New Jersey, while Ezra Samperi had a two-run single in the second inning for Oregon. Oregon will play Uganda in a consolation game Tuesday after being eliminated Rom contention.

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I'm excited about it, but we still EUGENE iAPl — The Oregon Ducks shake-ofF distractions the have a young football team," said way their playmakers elude defend­ Kelly, who has compiled a 34-6 ers — quickly and without looking record while leading the Ducks to back. three consecutive conference cham­ An NCAA investigation lurks, pionships. their head coach almost jumped Typically known for its lightning­ to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and fast offense and ever-changing an ESPN The Magazine article uniforms, Oregon's strength in 2012 suggested half the team smokes isprojected tobeon thedefensive marijuana. The Rose Bowl-winning side of the ball. team alsolostitsstarting quarter­ The Ducks defense finished 67th back and Heisman-finalist running in yards per game last season, but it's a deceptive statistic. The offense back to the NFL draft. Those events might signal a struck so quickly that the defense program in decline. But Oregon spent almost 60 percent of the game enters2012 as atop-5 team in most on the field. eWe goagainstthefastestoffense polls, and afavorable schedule­ exceptforback-to-back road games in the country four times out of the against USC and California that week, so I think we' re mentally loom in November — could set up and physicall y prepared to go 60 coach Chip Kelly and the Ducks for minutes with any team," said line­ another run at the national cham­ backer Michael Clay, a senior who pionship. will be joined by fellow standouts The Ducks, with 65 freshmen and such as defensive end Dion Jordan, sophomores, might even have stron­ linebacker Kiko Alonso and safety ger squads in the years to come. John Boyett. "I think we have talent here and Kelly contends the defense

should have gotten more media attention in each of the past three seasons. He batted away a sugges­ tion that the Ducks add heavier players instead of prioritizing speed and stamina. eWe have guys that go up to 295 and 300, and they run as well as anybody in the country," Kelly said. "And I think it works for our de­ fense. Personally, we don't want the big, slow clunky guys that get tired after two plays." The question marks are on the ofFensive side of the ball, but fans and pundits believe Kelly has the answers. The coach said he won't name a replacement for quarterback Dar­

ron Thomas until the end of August practices. Thomas was 23-3 as a starterbefore leaving early forthe NFL draft. Bryan Bennett, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, played well in limited duty last season, throwing for 369 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions. But Marcus Mariota, a 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman Rom Honolulu, outplayed Bennett in the spring game,setting up the position battle ahead of the Sept. 1 season opener against Arkansas State. Kelly said heisn'topposed to playing both quarterbacks, but expects one QB to emerge during camp as the obvious choice. "I can't give you a concrete thing — a 'Hey, I need to see this," he said "It's always been which guy moves the offense better." Besides finding a new quarter­ back, the Ducks must replace the most prolific running back in school history in LaMichael James, who also left for the NFL after

his junior season. Kenjon Barner will get a chance to be the primary running back after backing up James the last three seasons. The senior has rushed for 1,856 yards and 20 TDs in his career, including 939 yards and 11 TDs last season on 152 carries. Also returning is sophomore De'Anthony Thomas, whose spec­

tacular freshman season included 595 yards rushing, 605 yards receiv­ ing, 2,235 all-purpose yards and 18 TDs overall. How much more can he do? "Hopefully a lot," Kelly said. "There are some things he's done in practice that you kind of just go, eWow."

"Foratruefreshman tocom ein and play receiver and running back and to be able to handle both those roles speaks a lot to his football acu­ men," Kelly added. "He's a smart kid, understands concepts well and we' ll keep adding to his plate a little bit."

Seahawks spoil Manning's home debut with 30-10 victory DENVER iAPl — Peyton Man­ ning drew his biggest ovation on an incompletion. Blasted by defensive end Bruce Irvin, the four-time MVP who missed all of last season with a neck injury that required four operations bounced right back up, shook it ofF and threw a 22-yard bullet to Bran­ don Stokley on the next play. It was the highlight of a mostly forgettable home debut for Man­ ning, whose Broncos lost 30-10 to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night after Denver's backups were outscored 21-0. Manning had shown through­ out training camp that his arm strength was back along with his accuracy. The only question left was whether he could take a hard hit af­ ter undergoing neck fusion surgery lastSeptember. The answer came with 1:25 left in the first half when Irvin beat right tackle Orlando Franklin and had a clean shot at the quarterback. "I came into the game trying to be the first one to get a shot on him since he's been back and I guess I succeeded," Irvin said."He'sa great quarterback, got the ball out quick and it's hard to get to him. I just put on a good move and just so hap­ pened to get through."

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Welcome back to the NFL, Peyton. "He didn't say anything. He moaned a little bit, though," Irvin said. "So I guess he really felt it. It was a good hit, good play and now it's time to move on." Manning's sentiments, too, after his first hit in 19 months. "I never heard a crowd cheer for an incompletion before," Manning said. "I think the next pass was to Stokley, right? That's what I told you I was going to do." Indeed, Manning had been say­ ing for weeks that he only hoped that first big hit happened on first or second down so he could bounce back up and complete a long pass. He couldn't decide what was better, getting that initial big blast out of the way or putting a halt to all the questions about whether he could still take a hit. "Both of them are just fine with me," Manning said. As the ball sailed out of bounds, M anningpopped right back up and the crowd went wild. eWe weren't worried about it. I think everybody else was," Stokley said. "Now, we don't have to hear about that anymore." Instead, they can concentrate on all the mistakes they' ve been mak­

ing with Manning under center. Manning played the first half and gave the Broncos i1-1l a 10-9 leaddespite threeturnovers, including an interception in the red zone for the second straight week, and another at midfield on a bad overthrow. He looked great on a 2-minute drive, but that stalled when tight end Jacob Tamme, his old pal Rom Indianapolis, dropped a wide-open touchdown pass 6 seconds before halftime following a drop by Eric Decker and a 15-yard penalty on center J.D. Walton. ''Well, we moved the ball well," Stokley said.eWe had a good 2-minute drive going and we kind of shot ourselves in the foot with the 15-yard penalty. So, we did some good things and then we did some bad things, so you' ve just got to be glad it's preseason and not the regu­ lar season." Terrell Owens had a disap­ pointing debut for the Seahawks i2-0l, failing to catch any of the five passes thrown his way. Owens is trying to show he's fully recovered Rom a knee injury that kept him out of the NFL for the entire 2011 season, but in his first NFL game action since Week 15 of the 2010 season with Cincinnati, he

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was out of sync with quarterback Matt Flynn. Flynn targeted him five times. The first was behind him, the second was over his head, the third was knocked away by Elvis Dumer­ vil and then cornerback Champ Bailey broke up a slant pass. The fifth incompletion was all on Owens. He sped past cornerback Chris Harris on a deep post and was wide open to haul in a perfectly thrown 46-yard touchdown pass from Flynn but it slipped through his fingers just as he raced across the goal line. "Thatwould have been a really big event for us in the first half, to score on that play," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "... It was unfortu­ nate. He's got to get back in action and that was his first time out there. So he's been very much on point in practice. He's worked very hard. And so he's caught a lot of deep balls in practice so I know he can make those plays for us and it' s unfortunate we didn't get it right ofF the bat." Manning was sharp on an 11­ play, 80-yard that ended with Willis McGahee's 1-yard TD run and in the 2-minute drill at the end of the second quarter, when the Broncos

iNo. 10 in the AP Pro32l failed to capitalize. They settled for Matt Prater's 32-yardfi eld goalthatgave Denver a 10-9 halfbme lead over the Se­ ahawks iNo. 22l despite Manning's two interceptions and a fumble by Lance Ball. In the most anticipated pre­ season home opener for the Broncos since his boss, John Elway, was the one directing Denver's offense, Manning completed 16 of 23 passes for 177 yards with no TDs. On first-and-goal Rom the 9, defensive end Red Bryant tipped Manning's pass into the arms of linebacker K.J. Wright at the line of scrimmage. On Manning's other pickofF, the ball sailed on him and safety Jeron Johnson easily inter­ cepted it. Steven Hauschka kicked field goals of 43, 36 and 43 yards for Seattle. Flynn finished 6 of 13 for 31 yards with no touchdowns and no intercepti ons. The second half was all Se­ ahawks as they scored on Kregg Lumpkin's 16-yard run before rookie Russell Wilson i10 of 17 for 155 yards) threw TD passes of 34 yards to Tyrell Sutton and 8 yards to CooperHelfet.

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Branquinho big winner at 78th annual Caldwell Night Rodeo CALDWELL, Idaho — When Luke Branquinho entered the 78th Annual Caldwell Night Rodeo, the reigning world champion steer wrestlers was in 13th place in the world standings. That's an unfamiliar place for the 10-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier. The top 15 at the end of the regular season make thetri p to LasVegas to compete in rodeo's championship event and the only time that Branquinho has missed out has been due to injury. The Los Alamos, Calif., resident had to take a hard look at what was goingon in the arena and found inspiration outside of the arena. Just one week ago, he told his wife Lindsay that he was going to look at the rest of the year as a new season and start everything fresh. That worked for him here as he was the big winner at this year' s rodeo and the $8,311 couldn't have come at a better time. He won the first round, tied for second in the second and came into the final round with a one-second advantage. He stopped the clock in 5.5 sec­ onds on Saturday night and while it didn't get him a check in the final round it was certainly fast enough to win him the title with a total of 14.1 seconds on three steers. "My horses have been working good all year, I' ve felt good, but just couldn't get everything to click," Branquinho said. "I decided I needed to just look at it like it was a new season and run one steer at a time. So far it's working."

Branquinho was not the only reigning world champion to earn a championship here. Kaycee Feild, Rom Payson, Utah, earned his first gold buckle last December and his first Caldwell title on Saturday night. He rode two horses here for

170pointstocollect$6,890. Reigning all-around world champion Trevor Brazile also won that title here as well as the team roping. Brazile had a total $5,732 in team and tie-down roping. The team roping championship was earned with his partner Patrick Smith. The Texans had a total time of 17.2 seconds to win $4,040 each. The only repeat champion here was Nancy Hunter Rom Neola, Utah. Hunter took her horse Fuzz aroundthecloverleafpattern three times here, winning the second and final round en route to the cham­ pionship. Her totaltim e of51.61 seconds earned her $7,151. World standings leader Justin Maass showed fans the winning style that has kept him there since January. Maass roped and tied threecalves in 23.8 seconds to add



$6,024 to his earnings. There were no qualified rides in the final round of bull riding, so Tate Stratton, from Kellyville, Okla., earned the title here by virtue of his first round ride. The 88-point effort netted him a

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Jason Tapley of Greenbrier, Ark., jumps off his horse to wrestle a steer during steer wrestling at an event earlier this summer. Luke Branquinho won the steer wrestling this weekend in Caldwell, Idaho.

totalof$5,981. Winning the saddle bronc riding couldn't have come at a better time for Tyrell Smith either. The Great Falls, Mont., cowboy was 17th in the world standings.

The money he earned here, $5,450, should move him into the top 15 and if he maintains that he will be headed to his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

2012 Caldwell Night Rodeo Champions Bareback riding:Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah, 170 points, $6,890 Steer Wrestling:Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif, 14 1 seconds, $8,311 Team Roping:TrevorB razile, Decatur, Texas/Patnck Smith, $ Midland, Texas, 172 seconds, $4,040

Saddle Bronc Riding:Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, Mont, 172 points, $5,450 Tie-Down Roping: JustrnM aass,G iddings,Texas,23 8 seconds, $6,024 Barrel Raang:Nancy Hunter, Neola, Utah, 5161 seconds, $7,151 Bull Riding:Tate Stratton Kellyville, Okla, 88 points, 5,9 8 1 All-Around:Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, $5,732

Orioles rallyt o beat Detroit, Pirates outlast Cardinals in 19 DETROIT iAPl — Nate McLouth hit a go-ahead, two-run triple and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the Detroit Tigers 7-5 on Sunday. McLouth, Nick Markakis and Mark Reynolds each had two hits for the Orioles, who have won five of seven, including the last two of the key weekend series at Detroit. Chris Davis homered for the second straightgame and J.J.Hardy had a two-run double. Baltimore leads Detroit by two games in the race for the second wild-card spot in the American League. Jhonny Peralta hit a three-run homer for the Tigers, who led 5-0 after the first inning. Doug Fister i7-8l allowed seven runs and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings. Wei-Yin Chen i12-7l managed to last five innings despite the rocky start for Baltimore. Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his 37th save in 40 chances.

ROYALS 5, WHITE SOX 2 KANSAS CITY, Mo. iAPl — Jer­ emy Guthrie flirted with a no-hitter, Salvador Perez drove in three runs and Kansas City completed a three-game series sweep of the AL Central leaders. Paul Konerko reached on an infield single with two out in the seventh for Chicago's first hit. Shortstop Alcides Escobar fielded Konerko's grounder on the outfield grass and his one-hop throw was dropped by first baseman Eric Hosmer. Officia scorer Del Black ruled it a hit and the KauSnan Stadium crowd of 22,401 loudly booed when the "H" was flashed on the score­ board. Guthrie allowed two unearned runs and three hits in 7 2-3 innings. Greg Holland i6-3l retired the final four batters to pick up the victory. Perez hit a tiebreaking RBI single off Jesse Crain i2-2l in the eighth inning.

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The Tigers' Prince Fielder drops his bat as he watches the ball after hitting a single during first inning action against Baltimore.

Texas pounded out 19 hits in the saw no point in it. finale. Parker and Ryan Cook combined Henderson Alvarez i7-11l allowed on a seven-hit shutout, and the A' s career highs of eight runs and 12 beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 on hits in 4 1-3 innings. Sunday for a three-game sweep. "It's Bob's job and I trust in every RAYS 8, ANGELS 3 decision that he makes," Parker ANAHEIM, Calif. iAPl — The said. "He has my future in mind Tampa BayRays made Felix and the best interests for the team, Hernandez's perfect game look even and in a 7-0 game, it's no reason to more impressive by roughing up really push it." the Los Angeles Angels during an Parker i8-7l, possibly pitching impressivefour-game seriessweep. to keep his spot in the rotation Matt Moore shrugged off home followingthree consecutivelosses, runs by Mike Trout and Albert gave up six hits, struck out two and Pujols to win his fourth straight de­ walked one. He retired 16 of his cision, and the Rays beat the fading final 18 batters and didn't allow a Angels 8-3 on Sunday. run despite pitching with runners Tampa Baytagged Zack Greinke in scoring position most of the i1-2l and outscored the Angels afternoon. 37-14 in the series — setting a &an­ chise record for runs in a four-game PIRATES 6, CARDINALS 3 set. The offensive barrage immedi­ ST. LOUIS iAPl — Pedro Alvarez RANGERS 11, BLUE 3AYS 2 ately followed Hernandez's gem for homered in the 19th inning and the TORONTO iAPl — Michael the Mariners on Wednesday. Pittsburgh Pirates won the longest Young hit a three-run homer and a Angels starting pitchers were 2-6 game in the majors this season, two-run double to power Texas to with a 7.57 ERA and allowed 13 outlasting the St. Louis Cardinals the victory. homers during their 10-game home­ 6-3 Sunday. David Murphy also connected stand, forcing an injury-depleted It took 6 hours, 7 minutes to and doubled twice and Geovany bullpen to eat up 35 1-3 innings. In finish. Both teams scored a run in Sotohad three hitsasbaseball's this series, Greinke, Dan Haren, the 17th, and each club used eight highestscoring offense passed 600 JeredWeaver and C.J.W ilson com­ pitchers. runs for the season. The AL West bined to give up 27 earned runs and Alvarez hit his 23rd homer, a solo leaderstop the majorswith 606 six homers in 17 1-3 innings. shot off Barret Browning i1-3l. An­ runs scored. drew McCutchen added a two-run A's 7, INDIANS 0 M att Harrison i14-7lpitched single later in the inning. eight strong innings to match his OAKLAND, Calif. iAPl — Jarrod Wandy Rodriguez i8-12l, who was careerhigh forwins,setlastseason. Parker didn't argue when Oakland set to start for the Pirates on Mon­ The left-hander allowed two runs manager Bob Melvin took him out day night at San Diego, got the win and two hits, struck out seven and ofthegame after eightscoreless with two scoreless innings of relief. walked one. innings. About 9,000 fans Rom the Held to four runs while splitting Given the way he's pitched the original crowd of more than 43,000 the first two games of the series, past month, the rookie right-hander stayed until the end. This was the

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longest game by innings in the big leaguesthisyear.At6:07,ittied for the longest by time, matching a game between Baltimore and Boston on May 6. Each teamhad played a mara­ thon in recent years. St. Louis went 20 innings against the Mets on April 17, 2010, and Pittsburgh played 19 innings at Atlanta on July 26, 2011.

pinch-hit triple and Ryan Hanigan followed with a single, lifbng the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago




Paul lined the first pitch from Shawn Camp i3-6l over first base into the right-field corner. Hanigan hit the next pitch to left-center over the drawn-in Chicago outfield. The NL Central-leading Reds took three out of four Rom the Cubs and finished a 5-2 homestand. DIAMONDBACKS 8,ASTROS 1 Aroldis Chapman i5-4l struck HOUSTON iAPl — The Houston out two in the ninth. Brett Jack­ Astros lost in their first game under son doubled with one out, but was interim manager Tony DeFrancesco caughttrying tostealthird. as Aaron Hill homered twice to give PADRES 7, GIANTS 1 the Arizona Diamondbacks an 8-1 win and a sweep. SAN DIEGO iAPl — Clayton DeFrancesco was the manager Richard pitched eight sparkling at Triple-A Oklahoma City before innings, Cameron Maybin drove being promoted. The Astros, with in three runs and the San Diego the worst record in the majors, fired Padres snapped a five-game losing Brad Mills late Saturday night. streak by beating San Francisco. Houston dropped its fourth The Giants dropped out of first in straight and fell to 7-33 in its last the NL West and trail the Dodgers 40 games. by a half-game heading into their Hill, who connected for a three­ big three-game series in Los Ange­ run homeron Saturday night,kept les. Madison Bumgarner is sched­ goingdeep.He led offa fi ve-run uledtoface Dodgers ace Clayton fourth with a shot off Armando Kershaw in the opener on Monday Galarraga i0-4land added another night. solo homer in the eighth. Hill also Richard i10-12l was 0-3 with doubled. a 7.64 ERA in his three previous Ian Kennedy i11-10l went six starts against San Francisco this innings. season.

Harper homered and tripled, and Danny Espinosa also homered to lift the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets. Gio Gonzalez i16-6l pitched into the sixth inning, allowing one run and seven hits. Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect ninth for his 27th save in 31 chances. Jeremy Hefner i2-5l took the loss as the Mets fell for the ninth time in 13 games.

checo homered among his three hits as the banged-up Colorado Rockies slowed down Giancarlo Stanton and beat Miami. Stanton went homerless for the first time in seven games at Coors Field. On Saturday night, he became the first player in big league history to homer in his first six games in a particular park, the Marlins said in citing the Elias Sports Bureau. Stanton drew two intentional DODGERS 5, BRAVES 0 walks and went 0 for 2 in the series ATLANTA iAPl — Chad Billings­ finale. ley combined with two relievers Rockies outfielder Eric Young Jr. on a three-hitter to win his sixth left after one inning with a strain in straight start, Luis Cruz homered his left ribcage and shortstop Josh for the second game in a row and Rutledge exited in the fikh with the Los Angeles Dodgers beat tightness in his left thigh. Atlanta. PHILLIES 8, BREWERS 0 Mark Ellis drove in four runs, three with a bases-loaded double in MILWAUKEE iAPl — Kyle the ninth. Kendrick pitched three-hit ball for Billingsley i10-9l gave up three eight innings and the Philadelphia hits in seven innings, striking out Phillies beat Milwaukee after wait­ four and walking two. He is 6-0 ing out a rare rain delay at Miller since the All-Star break after losing Park. five straight. He reached 10 wins The game was held up for 7 for the sixth straight season. minutes when showers popped up Cruz homered deep into the left­ in the first inning with the retract­ field seats in the fifth. able roof still open. It takes about 10 minutes for the roof to fully shut, REDS 5, CUBS 4 and the game was delayed with the CINCINNATI iAPl — Xavier Brewers batting in the bottom half Paul led off the ninth inning with a when the rain became harder.

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when the showers picked up, and it was expected to be only a briefde­ lay, with the players initially stay­ ing on the course. 0$cials reversed that decision and brought them in a short while later. Then, when the initially an­ nounced restart time of 5 p.m. was playofF bubble. pushed back twice — first to 5:30 Garcia had the lead at 15 under p.m., then 6 p.m.— it made it virtu­ through four holes Sunday when ally impossible for the final pairing the final round in the last event to finish 14 holes in the roughly 2 before the playofFs was suspended hours of remaining daylight and for the day because of heavy rain. guaranteeda Monday fi nish. Tim Clark, Jason Dufner and The decision to suspend things Bud Cauley were 14 under through was announced at 5:28 p.m. "It started raining and just varyingstages oftheirrounds, and 38 players — half the field­ wouldn't stop. The golf course got to were still on the course when play the point where it was saturated," stopped. Russell said.'W e gotto a point After waiting roughly 2 hours, 20 where we knew we couldn't finish minutes, officials decided to bring ... so we made a decision that we them back to Sedgefield Country would let it drain tonight, come Club at 9 a.m. Monday to crown a back in the morning and be in posi­ champion and figure out who quali­ tion to resume play at 9 o' clock." fies for the playofFs and who doesn' t. Clark, who started the day a It will be the first Monday finish in stroke behind Garcia after letting a Greensboro since 1983. few birdie chances get away late in Tour officials said more than 2 the third round, birdied two of his inches of rain fell on the course first four holes to match Garcia at since Saturday night and Mark 15 under. A bogey on the par-5 fifth — the most frequently eagled hole Russell, the tour'svice president of rulesand competition,said the 15th on the course — dropped him back hole became "unplayable." a stroke, and he was in the fairway The stoppage came at 3:10 p.m. on No. 6 when the rain delay came.


It's been four years since Sergio Garcia's last PGA Tour victory. He' ll have to wait one more day before he can try to finish this one ofF. And a downpour at the Wynd­ ham Championship meant another day of uncertainty for others on the

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"Obviously, we'd all like to con­ tinue playing," Clark said.'You get into a rhythm out there, and you' d like to keep going. But it's going to be thesame for allofus.It'sjusta tough situation." Garcia began the day at 14 under and had three pars and a birdie on the par-3 third. He was prepar­ ing fora 40-yard chip when play

stopped. Garcia, who hasn't won on tour since the 2008 Players Champi­ onship, also wants a spot on the European Ryder Cup team. The 10 automatic qualifiers will be set following the Johnny Walker Invi­ tational, with Jose Maria Olazabal making two captain's picks. Garcia certainly made a casefor inclusion with his play this week, following his second-round 63 — his lowest round on tour in a decade — with a 66 that gave him a one­ stroke lead entering the final round. While Garcia continued his chase forthatspot,otherplayerswere try­ ing to secure a spot in the playofFs that begin later this week. The top 125 on the points list qualify for The Barclays at Bethpage Black. MCT photo Heath Slocum, who arrived at No. 128, was at 11 under through Jason Dufner is one of three players sitting at 14-under par, one back 13 holes and was at No. 120 on the of Sergio Garcia, at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. Play resumes today. projectedstandings.

Oregon State could be facing pivotal season on gridiron CORVALLIS iAPl — After two years of decline, this new season couldprove tobe a pivotalonefor the Oregon State football program and coach Mike Riley. After finishing 3-9 last year­ the Beavers never really recovered from a shocking upset by lower­ division Sacramento State in the opener — Oregon State has fallen to depths not seen in Corvallis since Riley's first stint as head coach in the late1990s.Afterguiding the Beavers to six bowl games in his first seven years since returning in 2003, Riley failed to get his team to the postseason in 2010 and 2011. The question is whether the slide is indicative of a downward trend for a team that is not keeping up in the Pac-12 or just a confluence of unfortunate circumstances. The Pac-12media have casta votefor the former, picking the Beavers to finish last in the North Division. For now it's a question without an answer. But following the example of their always-optimistic coach, the Beavers were upbeat early

in fall camp. "I have been really excited with the attitude and intensity of the team," said quarterback Sean Man­ nion. "Everyone is ready to play every day and I think that shows." Mannion had a promising rookie year, despite having to shoulder the load due to a sluggish running game. The sophomore was given the honor of being named a team favorites. W oods had thebestspring captain this season, something that ofthethree and Agnew had tanta­ is unprecedented under Riley. lized fans by running for 223 yards Ifthe Beavers put together a against Sacramento State in the more balanced attack, then Man­ openerbefore sufFering a nagging nion should see a drop in his 18 hamstring injury. "If we want to be what we want interceptions, which were second­ most in the country last season, and to be, we need to run the ball,"said perhaps even improvement in his Riley, who said he wants the team 3,332 passing yards and 64.5 com­ to rushfor 1,700 to 1,800yards this pletion percentage. Mannion should season. have sometalented targetstothrow The biggest factor in Oregon to in senior Markus Wheaton and State's anemic running game last sophomore Brandin Cooks. yeariaveragingjust86.9 yards per The search for a running back game) was poor run blocking from will likely be a continuing story line the ofFensive line, which Riley can­ into the season, with sophomores didly said was his biggest concern Malcolm Agnew, Terron Ward and entering fall camp. The return of All-American Michael Philipp from freshman Storm Woods as the

injury and arrival of touted fresh­ man Isaac Seumalo should help, but a lack of depth and experience on the line should be a challenge. While the Beavers' ofFense had diKculty running the ball in 2011, the defense had serious problems stopping the run. Oregon State gave up nearly 200 yards a game on the ground, which was worst in the con­ ference and among the worst in the nation. Riley has also referenced third-down defense i10th in the conference) and red-zone defense i8thl as specific areas where the Beavers need to improve. Oregon State should be set at defensive end with the return of Dylan Wynn and Scott Crichton, two playmakers who made a splash as true freshmen. The interior is more the concern. Seniors Andrew Seumalo and 354-pounder Castro Masaniai have experience, but the bench is thin. Depth is also an issue at linebacker, where starters Feti Unga and Michael Doctor return, likely to be joined by sophomore speedster D.J. Welch.

The strength of the Beavers' defense is the secondary, which is anchored by ball-hawking corner­ back Jordan Poyer, a second-team all-conferenceselection lastyear. Rashaad Reynolds returns to start at the other corner spot and safety Anthony Watkins led the team in tackles last season with 85. Oregon State returns kicker Trevor Romaine, who hit 15 of 22 ieldgoalsand 27 of28 extra points f as a freshman last year. Australian Tim McMullen is in competition with Keith Kostol to take over at punter from Johnny Hekker. The Beavers kick ofF the season Sept. 1 with Nicholls State and then host Big Ten powerhouse Wisconsin the following week. After last year's season-opening debacle, don't expect the Colonels of Thibodaux, La., to catch the Bea­ vers napping. ''We know everygame isgoing to bea battleand we can'toverlook any team. We overlooked Sac State last year and we' re going to learn from that," Poyer said.

Federer beats okovic for Fifth Cincy title MASON, Ohio iAPl — Roger Federer finds a lot to like about Cincinnati­ the big crowds for his matches, the quiet time away from the court, the way his game seems to come together on the fast,bluecourts. Probably helps that he often takes home the trophy, too. Make it five for Federer. The world's top-ranked player won a record fifth Cincinnati title Sunday, dominating second-ranked Novak Djokovic in an unprecedented way at the startofa 6-0,7-6 i7lwin for the Western & Southern Open champion­




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Roger Federer, the worlds top-ranked player, won a record fifth Cincinatti title Sunday, defeating Novak Djokovic for the Western &. Southern Open champion­ ship.

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The 31-year-old Swiss star has en­ joyed many of his one-week visits. None was better than the latest. "Looking back, it's just unbelievable," Federer said. "This was probably the best week for me here in Cincinnati. I didn't lose a set. This is very sweet, no doubt about it." Federer heads to the U.S. Open feel­ ing healthy and fine-tuned. He skipped the Rogers Cup in Toronto last week, giving himself some time to recover from the Olympics in London. He's also regained the upper hand against one of the players who stands in his way. Djokovic had put together a run of three straight wins over Federer in tournament semifinals, starting with the U.S. Open last year. Federer turned it around by beating the Serb in the semis at Wimbledon last month. They got together in a finals match for the seventh time in their careers Sunday. They'd split the previous six, with Federerwinning the only Grand Slam

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championship match — the U.S. Open in 2007. Quickly, the latest one became a bit of personal history. They' ve never had such a lopsided day together on the court. Ranked No. 1 and No. 2, perhaps, but worlds apart on this day. Federer won the first set in only 20 minutes, allowing Djokovic just 10 points. It was the first time in their 28 career matches that one of them took a set6-0.Forperspective,Federerhadn't beatenanybody 6-0in a tournament final since 2007. Both players seemed a bit stunned. "I was hoping for a good start, but not likethat,"Federer said. Perhaps Djokovic's schedule had something to do with it. After the Olym­ pics, he went right to Toronto and won the Rogers Cup last Sunday. He didn' t expect to make it to a second final in eight days. "It was a final today, so I really wanted to win," Djokovic said. 'There is no question about it. Maybe playing couple weeks in a row, four weeks in a row, got to me maybe mentally. "Physically it didn' t. I felt OK on the court. Both reached the final in a dominat­ ing style — neither losttheirserveor a set during the week. Federer put an end to that right away. Helped by a double-fault, Federer brokeDjokovic' s servetostartthe match. Then, aided by two more double­ faults, he broke him again to go up 3-0. Djokovic went to his chair at the break and grabbed a differentracket, hoping to change the flow of the match. Made no difference whatsoever. Federer served back-to-back aces that

Djokovic couldn't touch with that new racket. It was domination all around­ Djokovic had 10 unforced errors in the opening set, the same number of points he won. The Serb had four double­ faults, each one setting up a break point or ending a game. The fans gave Djokovic a loud ovation when he held serve to open the second set. The Serb looked up at the crowd and smiled while sipping water. Djokovic showed more energy in the second set but never put much pres­ sure on Federer, who didn't face a break point. After a forehand sailed way long, Djokovic raised hisarms, reared back and screamed. Now fully engaged in the match, he took the set to a tiebreaker. Djokovic survived one match point and got one point away from taking the tiebreaker. Federerran ofFthe lastthree points, closing it out with a forehand. "At the end, I just snatched it," Fe­ derer said. Federer improved to 5-0 in Cincin­ nati finals and tied Rafael Nadal for the most Masters titles with 21. Nadal dropped out of the tournament with a sore knee that has sidelined him indefinitely. The loss snapped Djokovic's streak of 15 straight wins on hard courts, an encouraging sign heading into the Open. He figured the only thing lacking for New York was a little rest. "I feel good on the court," Djokovic said. "The conditions here are quite different from the U.S. Open. It's a bit slower there, which I think goes in my favor a little bit more. More suitable to my style of the game. "I'm going to have a week that I think is very necessary for me right now mentally and physically."

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Associate of Giants' Cabrera attempted to fabricate defense NEW YORK iAPl — An associate working to uncover the plan, a of San Francisco Giants All-Star Melky Cabrera purchased a website and attemptedtocreate evidence to support a claim that the outfielder inadvertently took the substance thatcaused a positivedrug test, Major League Baseball said. Baseball officials uncovered the scheme as Cabrera prepared his casetochallenge the test.Cabrera's grievance then was dropped, and MLB announced a 50-game suspen­ sion Wednesday. The New York Daily News first reported on the scheme Sunday. A team of six-to-seven investiga­ tors from MLB spent several weeks

Cabrera, MVP of the All-Star game last month, tested positive for testosterone, MLB said. The person said Juan Nunez, who works with Cabrera's agents, purchased an existing website and attempted to alter it in a manner that would allow Cabrera to claim the positivetestwa scaused by a substance obtained through the website. The News reported Nunez

baseball official familiar with the probetoldThe Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because MLB didn' t authorize anyone to discuss the matter publicly. It's the first such case MLB has had and officials hope that uncov­ ering the scheme will discourage similar attempts. The person said baseball had referredthecase to federalinvesti­ gators. A second baseball official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said additional discipline against Cabrera was unlikely.

paid$10,000for the website. "If you create a new website, you would know when the website was created," the baseball official said. "At least they were smart enough to buy an existing website."

The baseball official said MLB investigatorswere able to use their forensic resources to trace the web­ site back to Nunez. Cabrera is represented by brothers Sam and Seth Levinson of ACES, a sports management company based in Brooklyn. The Levinsons, who did not respond to messages Sunday, told the Daily News that Nunez was a "paid con­ sultant" of their agency. "The MLBPA has clearly stated that ACES has no connection to the website or this matter and, as reported, Juan Nunez has taken full responsibility for his acts," Seth Levinson told The Associated Press.

"There is nothing more we can add and we will allow our reputation in the industry for 27 years to speak for itself." The second baseball official said MLB intends to ask the Major League Baseball Players Associa­ tion, which regulates agents, to fol­ low up on the situation at ACES. Cabrera was enjoying the best seasonofhisbig league career, helping the Giants contend for a postseason berth. He was hitting .346 with 11 hom­ ers and 60 RBIs, but will miss the restoftheregular season and the start of the playotfs, if the Giants advance that far.



W 71 New York Tampa Bay 67 Baltimore 66 Boston 59 Toronto 56

W 65

Chicago Detroit

Kansas City Cleveland Minnesota

64 54 54 50

W Texas 70 Oakland 65 Los Angeles 62 Seattle 58

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division L Pot 49 54 55 62 65


592 554 545 488 463

Washington 4 '/r Atl a nt a 5'/z N e w York 12'/z Philadelphia

Central Division L 55 57 66 67 70

Pot 542 529 450 446 417


West Division L 50 55 60 64

Pot 583 542 508 475


RESULTS/SCHEDULE All times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday's Games Texas 2,Toronto 1 Boston 4, N Y Yankees 1 Baltimore 3, Detroit 2 Kansas City 9, Chicago White Sox 4 Oakland8,Cl eveland 5 Tampa Bay10, LA Angels 8 Seattle 3, Minnesota 2

Sunday's Games Baltimore 7, Detroit 5 Texas 11,Toronto 2 Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 2

Tampa Bay8, LA Angels 3 Oakland7,Cleveland0 Seattle 5, Minnesota 1 Boston at N Y Yankees, 8 05 p m Monday's Games Kansas City lW Smith 441 at Tampa Bay (Helhokson 7 81, 7 10 p m Baltimore (Mig Gonzalez 5-21 atTexas (Dempster 1 11, 8 05 p m N Y Yankees (EGaroa 7 51 at Chicago

White Sox (Floyd 9 91, 810p m Minnesota (Duensing 2 81 at Oakland (MoCarthy 64L 10 05 p m

46 51 64 65 67 Central Division


C i n a nnati P ittsburgh 1'/z S t L o ui s 11 Mil w aukee 11'/z Chicago 15 Ho u sto n

5 9 13

W Los Angeles 67 San Franasco 66 Anzona 62 S an Diego 5 3 Colorado 46

National League Saturday's Games Cinannati 5, Chicago Cubs 3, 1st game St Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4 Anzona 12, Houston 4 N Y Mets 2, Washington 0 Chicago Cubs 9, Cinannati 7, 2nd game

LA Dodgers 6,Atlanta2 Philadelphia 4, Milwaukee 3 Miami 6, Colorado 5 San Eranasco 8, San Diego 7 Sunday's Games C inn nnati 5, Chicago Cubs 4 L A Dodgers 5, Atlanta 0 Washington 5, N Y Mets 2 Anzona 8, Houston 1 Philadelphia 8, Milwaukee 0

Bareback Riding: (final round)1, Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb, 87 points on Calgary Stampede's PnncessWarnor, $L650 2, J R Vezarn, Cowley, Wyo, 84, $L250 3, (riel Winn Bailif, Leesville, La, Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore, and Kayoee Eeild, Payson, Utah, 84, $617 each 6, Wes Steven­ son, Lubbock, Texas, 83, $250 (total on twol 1 Kayoee Eeild, Payson, Utah, 170 points, $3,137 2, Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb, 169, $2,405 3, J R Vezarn, Cowley,Wyo, 168, $L777 4, Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore, 167, $L150 5, Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas, 165, $732 6,Winn Bailif, Leesville, La, 164, $523 7, Austin Eoss, Terrbonne, Ore, 163, $418 8, Joe Gunderson, Agar, S D, $314 Steer Wrestling: (final round)1, Dru Melvin, PoncaCity,O kl a ,4 1seconds,$L160 2,Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S D,4 2, $960 3, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala,4 5, $760 4, Casey Martin, Sulphur, La,46, $560 5, Stockton Graves, Newkirk, Okla,4 7, $360 6, Bray Armes, Gruver, Texas, 4 9, $200 (total on three) 1, Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif, 14 1 seconds, $3,773 2, (riel Dru Melvin, Ponca City, Okla, Casey Martin, Sulphur, La, and Bray Armes, Gruver, Texas, 14 6, $2,779 each 5, Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S D, 14 8, $L804 6, Stockton Graves, Newkirk, Okla, 15 6, $L312 7, Dean Gorsuch, Genng, Neb, 15 8, $820 8, Kyle Irwin, Rober tsdale, Ala, 15 9, $328 Team Roping: (final round)1, E nohRogers, Round Rock, Anz, and Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas, 52, $980 per man 2, Kaleb Dnggers, Albany, Ga, and Jade Corkill, Eallon, Nev, 5 7, $735 3, Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas, and Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore, 5 9, $490 4, Matt Sherwood, Pima, Anz, and Matt Zan canella, Aurora, S D, 6 0, $245 (total on three) 1, Trevor Brazrle, Decatur, Texas, and Patnok Smith, Midland, Texas, 172, $2,813 2, Kaleb Dnggers, Albany, Ga, and Jade Corkill, Eallon, Nev, 174, $2,328 3, (riel Matt Sherwood, Pima, Anz, and Matt Zancanella, Aurora, S D, and Keven Daniel ,Franklin,Tenn, and Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont, 18 3, $L600 5, Joshua Torres, Ocala, Ela, and Jonathan Torres, Citra, Ela, 20 6, $873 6, Brooks Dahozy, Window Rook, Anz, and BJ Campbell,Aguila,Anz,2224,$485

Saddle Bronc Riding: (final round)1, (riel Jesse Wnght, Milford, Utah, on Calgary Slam peda's Lynx Mountain and Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, Mont, on D 6r H Cattle Company's Charlie Russell 88 , pointsand $L450 each 3,Taos Munoy, Corona, N M, 87, $900 4, (riel Cody Talon, Corona,N M, andCody DeMoss, Heflin, La, 84, $475 6, (riel 3 3 Elshere, Hereford, S D, and lesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont, 83, $125 (total on twol 1, Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, Mont, 172, $5,450 2, Taos Muncy, Corona, N M, 170, $2,090 3, (riel Jesse Wnght, Milford, Utah,

Cody DeMoss, Hefhn,La,andCurtisGarron, Kaitaia, New Zealand, 169, $L061 6, Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont, 166, $455 7, Cody Talon, Corona, N M, 164, $364 8, 3 3 E Ishere, Hereford, S D, 163, $273

Tie-Down Roping: (final round)1, Justrn Maass,Giddings,Texas, 73,$L059 2, Shane Hanohey, Sulphur, La, 77, $876 3, Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla, 78, $694 4, (riel Jake Pratt, Ell ensburg,Wash, and Cody Ohl,Hico,Texas, 8 0, $420 (total on three) 1, Justrn Maass, Giddings, Texas,23 8,$3,765 2,Cody Ohk Hioo, Texas, 24 5, $3,274 3, Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla, 24 6, $2,783, 4, Shane Hanohey, Sulphur, La, 24 8, $2,292 5, Cody Presoott, Jay, 5 la, 25 0, $L801 6, (riel Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash, and Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah, 25 2, $L064 8, Blair Burk, Durant, Okla, 254, $327 Barrel Racing: (final round)1, Nancy Hunter, Neola, Utah, 1714 seconds, $L544 2, Sue Smith, Blackfoot, Idaho, 1723, $L158 3, Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas, 1731, $772 4, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Anz, 1732, $386 (total on three) 1, Nancy Hunter, 5161, $3,126 2, Sue Smith, Blackfoot, Idaho, 5194, $2,680 3, Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville,Texas,52 09,$2,233 4, Sherry Cervi, Marana, Anz, 52 34, $L935 5, Nikki Steff es,Vale,S D ,52 39,$L489 6, Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore, 52 49, $L191 7, Sierra Dawn Thomas, Roy, Utah, 52 54, $893 8, Lrz Combs, Eltopia,W ash, 52 59,$595 9, Chnsty Lofhn, Eranktown, Colo, 52 61, $447 10, Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb, 52 74, $298

L 48 54 56 66 73 83 West Division

74 67 65 54 47 39

Cleveland (Jrmenez 9121 at Seattle (Millwood 4 101, 10 10 p m Tuesday's Games Toronto at Detroit, 7 05 p m Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 7 10 p m L A Angels at Boston, 7 10 p m Baltimore at Texas, 8 05 p m N Y Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 8 10 p m Minnesota at Oakland, 10 05 p m Cleveland at Seattle, 10 10 p m

Caldwell Night Rodeo CALDWELL, Idaho — The following are results from the fifth performance of the Caldwell Night Rodeo, Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bull Riding: (final round)no quahfied ndes

15'/z M i am i

75 70 57 56



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NAllONAL LEAGUE East Division L Pot

L 55 55 59 70 73


620 579 471 463 451

5 18 19 20'/z

Pot 607 554 537 450 392 320


Pot 549 545 512 431 387


6'/z 8'/z

19 26 35

'/z 4'/z 14'/z 19'/z

Pittsburgh 6, St Louis 3, 19 innings Colorado 3, Miami 2 San Diego 7, San Eranasoo 1

Monday's Games Atlanta lT Hudson 1241 at Washington (Zrmmermann 9 71, 7 05 p m Cinannati (Leake 5 71 at Philadelphia

(Halladay 6-71, 7 05 p m Colorado lWhite 2 61 at N Y Mets (Dickey 154L 7 10 p m Chicago Cubs (Germano 2 21 at Mil­ waukee (M Rogers 0-11, 8 10 p m Miami (Buehrle 10-111 at Anzona (J Saunders 6 91, 9 40 p m Pittsburgh lW Rodnguez 7 121 at San Diego (yolquez 791, 1005 p m San Eranasco (Bumgarner 13-71 at L A Dodgers (Kershaw 11 61, 10 10 p m

Tuesday's Games Atlanta at Washington, 7 05 p m Cinannati at Philadelphia, 7 05 p m

Colorado at N Y Mets, 7 10 p m Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8 10 p m Houston at St Louis,815pm Miami at Anzona, 940 p m Pittsburgh at San Diego, 10 05 p m San Eranascoat LA Dodgers, 1010 pm

(overalll 1 Tate Stratton, 88, $2,713 2, J W Har ns, 87, $2,080 3, (riel Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S D, and Tag Elhott, thatcher, Utah, 86, $L266 5, Enday Wnght, II, Moss Point, Miss, 84, $633 6, Keith Roquemore, Cottonwood, Calif, 82, $452 7, (riel Tony Mendes, Eruita, Colo, and M cKennon Wimberly ,Hubbard,Texas,79,$316


1 Morgan addington P (Covel 659, 2 Andrew

Lackey (La Grande) 7 06, 3-Ethan Wilhams (Eairview, Tex l 7 51,4 Madilyn Neil (Covel 801, 5-Naomi Brazil (Covel 8 16, 6-Tim Koza (Covel 8 17, 7 Audrey Wells (Unionl 8 31, 8-Hunter Shank (Baker City) 9 04, 9 lan Eowler (Lake Oswego) 9 36, Kim Hefty (Lake Oswego) 9 49, 11 Seth Brazil (Covel 10 01,12 Noah Wells (Unionl 10 05, 13-Sarah Koza (Covel 11 00, 14 Nevian Hefty (Portlandl 11 02, 15-Maya Wilson (unknownl 11 23, 16-gamic Knight (La Grande) 11 37, 17 Danika Knight (La Grande) 11 37, 18-Amber Sipp (La Grande) 11 41, 19 Isabell Neil (Covel 11 44, 20-Bruce Neil (Covel 11 45, 21 Noa Richardson lTigardl 11 59, 22 Lon Gibson lTigardl 11 59, 23-Miohelle Kirk Hefty (Portlandl 12 28, 24 Natahe Neil (Covel 12 57, 25-Kelly Neil lCovel 13 03, 26-Becca Koza lCovel 13 30, 27 Beth Koza (Covel 13 30, 28-Natalie Hansen (Covel 13 59, 29 Dena Hansen (Beaver loni 13 59, 30-Donna Lewis (Unionl 14 09, 31 Mann Hefty lTigardl 14 19, 32 Tessa Hefty lTrgard) 14 19, 33-Marye Hefty lTigardl 14 30, 34 Dave Lewis (Unionl 19 55, 35-Mark Hefty (Portlandl 19 55, 36-Scott Richardson lTigardl 19 56, 38-Chns Eowler (Lake Oswego) 19 56 CHERRY FESTIVAL10-KILOMETER Saturday at Cove OVERALL FtNISHERS: 1 Michael Cain (Enterpnsel 39 43, 2 Riley Sheehy (Unionl 41 44, 3-Steve Sheehy (Unionl 44 11, 4 Kenneth Shipp (Unionl 44 53, 5-Tim Seydel (La Grande) 45 07,

6-Hams Lackey (La Grande) 47 56, 7 Amy Hegedus (Covel 48 23, 8-Diane Grandeen (Elginl 51 25, 9tre-Maokenzre Evans (Unionl 51 31, 9tie Katnel O'Rerlly (Unionl 51 31,

9tieEllieWells (Unionl 51 31, 12 Sarah Brazil (Covel 51 48, 13-Angie Miler (La Grande) 52 25, 14 Enn Creech (La Grande) 58 20, 15-Dessia Shank (Baker City) 61 40, 16-Carolyn Enokson (La Grande) 61 58, 17 Earooq Sultan (La Grande) 62 27, 18-Cindy McCall lWailuku, Hawaal 74 05, 19 Roger Goodman (Unionl 85 34, 20- Vicki Kerr (Unionl 91 50, 21 Kathy Goodman (Unionl 91 52, 22 Wendy Williamson (Covel 97 01 23-Sandra Knowles (Island City) DNE

TRANSACTIONS Sunday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROITTIGERS Agreed to terms with OE Jordan Allen on a minor league contract KANSAS CITY ROYALS Placed 2B Chns Getz on the 15 day DL Recalled 2B Johnny Giavotella from Omaha (PCLl LOSANGELESANGELS Reinstated LHP Scott Downs from the 15-day DL Optroned RHP Steve Geltz to Salt Lake (PCLl TORONTO BLUE JAYS AssignedRHP Juan Abreu outnght to Las Vegas (PCLl National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Assigned RHP Eelipe Parer to the AZL Diamondbacks ATLANTA BRAVES Optroned RHP Cory Ge arnn to Gwinnett (ILl Reinstated RHPTommy Hanson from the 15-day DL CHICAGO CUBS OptronedLHP Brooks Raley to iowa (PCLl Claimed LHPAlex Hinshaw off waivers from San Diego Transferred RHP Arodys Vrzcarno to the 60-day DL CINCINNATI BEDS Optroned RHPTodd Redmond to Louisville (ILl COLORADO ROCKIES Placed OE Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day DL Recalled OE Andrew Brown and OE Charhe Blaokmon from Colorado Spnngs (PCLl Assigned RHP Mike Ekstrom outnght to Colorado Spnngs (PCLl HOUSTON ASTROS Named Tony DeEran cesoo intenm manager Named Tom Lawless manager of Oklahoma City (PCLl LOS ANGELES DODGERS Reinstated LHP Scott Elbert from the 15-day DL Optroned UT Ehan Herrera to Albuquerque (PCLl MIAMI MARLINS Placed OE Carlos Gonza lez on the bereavement list Optroned OE Scott Cousins to New Orleans (PCLl Designated 2B GrlVelazquez for assignment Reinstated OE Emiho Bonifaao and INE Donnie Murphy from

Sporting Kansas City NewYork Chicago Houston

DC Montreal Columbus Philadelphia New England Toronto EC

14 13 12 11 11 11 8 7 6 5

7 7 7 6 8 13 8 12 13 14

4 5 5 7 4 3 5 3 5 5

46 44 41 40 37 36 29 24 23 20

31 43 30 35 37 39 21 24 27 27

WESTERNCONFERENCE W L T Pt s GE San Jose Real Salt Lake Seattle Los Angeles Vancouver EC Dallas Chivas USA Colorado Portland

14 6 13 10 11 6 11 11 10 9 8 11 7 9 8 15 5 13

5 3 7 4 7 8 6 2 6

Saturday's Games Seattle EC 2, Vancouver 0 Sporting Kansas City 1, Toronto EC 0 Montreal 3, San Jose 1 Chicago 2, New England 1 Colorado 1, Chrvas USA 1, tie

47 42 40 37 37 32 27 26 21

48 37 34 44 28 33 15 32 24

GA 22 36 26 27 30 44 22 28 31 43

GA 32 32 24 40 33 35 26 36 42

EC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 1 Sunday's Games DC United 1, Philadelphia 1, tie

New York 3, Portland 2 Columbus at Houston, 9 p m



Thursday,Aug. 23

Thursday's Games Cleveland 35, Green Bay 10

Green Bay at Cinannati, 7 p m Jacksonville at Baltimore, 7 30

Cinannati 24, Atlanta 19

pm Anzona at Tennessee, 8 p m

hidey's Games Tennessee 30, Tampa Bay 7 Minnesota 36, Buffalo 14 Jacksonville 27, New Orleans 24 Detroit 27, Baltimore 12 Carolina 23, Miami 17

Anzona 31, Oakland 27 Saturday's Games N Y Giants 26, N Y Jets 3 Houston 20, San Franosco 9 St Louis 31, Kansas City 17 Chicago 33,Washington 31 San Diego 28, Dallas 20 Seattle 30, Denver 10 Sunday's Game Indianapohs at Pittsburgh, 8 p m Today's Game Philadelphia at New E ngland,

the 15-day DL PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Placed 2B Freddy Galvis on the 15-day DL Assigned RHP Ryan O'Sullivan to Clearwater (ESU Optroned INE Hector Luna to Lehigh Valley (ILl PITTSBURGH PIRATES Placed OE Starhng Marte on the 15-day DL Recalled OE Jose Tabata from lndianapohs (IU ST LOUIS CARDINALS Reinstated LHP Jaime Garaa from the 60-day DL Optroned RHPTrevor Rosenthal to Memphis (PCLl Agreed to terms with OE Matt Young on a minor league contract Carolina League CAROLINA MUDCATS Announced the promotion of RHP Cole Cook to Akron (E U Added RHP Antwonie Hubbard from Lake County (MWLl American Association ST PAUL SAINTS Released RHP Danny Gutrerrez Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS Signed RHPChns McCoy, LHP Jrno Gonzalez and INE Brandon Pinckney Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS Signed OE Edgard Clemente Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM Released CVrctor Gomez JOLIET SLAMMERS Sold the contracts of RHP Daniel Carela and RHP Amaho Diaz to the LosAngeles Dodgers Signed OE Andrew Brauer LAKE ERIECRUSHERS Signed RHP Matt Smith

WASHINGTONWILDTHINGS Released OE Chns Lloyd North American League SAN ANGELO COLTS Traded INE Jason Crosland to Abilene for future considerations

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW ORLEANS HORNETS Agreed to terms with coach Monty Williams on a multiyear contract extension

FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS Signed CScott Mruczkowskr Waved CB Nate Ness CINCINNATIBENGALS Waved PKThomas Weber CALLAS COWBOYS Waved RB Ed Wesley INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Placed LB Scott Lutrus on inlured reserve NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Waived CB A J Davis

NEWYORK GIANTS Placed DE Justrn Trattou on inlured reserve OAKLAND RAIDERS Placed LB Mano Kurn and WR Duke Calhoun on inlured reserve ST LOUIS RAMS Waved PTom Malone Signed DT John Gill SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Waived PK Carson Wlggs

COLLEGE DELAWARE Named JestrneAngehni as sistant field hockey coach

Saturday'sTransactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB Suspended Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his excessive arguing in the top of the second inning of an Aug 16game American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES RecalledLHP Zaoh Bntton from Norfolk (ILl Optroned INE Joe Mahoney to Norfolk BOSTON RED SOX Recalled INE Mauro Gomez from Pawtucket (ILl Placed LHP Eels Doubront on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug 10 National League CHICAGO CUBS Recalled LHP Brooks Raley

from iowa (PCLl CINCINNATI BEDS Recalled RHPTodd Redmond from Louisville (ILl COLORADO ROCKIES Placed OE Carlos Gonzalez on the bereavement list Recalled OE Charhe Blaokmon from Colorado Spnngs (PCLl HOUSTONASTROS Firedmanager Brad Mills, hitting coach Mike Barnett and first base coach Bobby Meacham SAN DIEGO PADRES Recalled RHP Nick Vincent from Tucson (PCLl Optroned RHP Ross Ohlendod to Tucson American Association AMARILLO SOX Released C Mitch Abeita EL PASO DIABLOS Signed C Zaoh Larson SIOUX CITY EXPLORE RS Signed RHP Geno G lynn

hidey,Aug. 24 New England at Tampa Bay, 7 30 p m Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7 30 pm Atlanta at Miami, 7 30 p m San Diego at Minnesota, 8 p m Seattle at Kansas City, 8 p m Chicago at N Y Giants, 8 p m

Saturday, u Ag. 25 Indianapohs at Washington, 4 p m Detroit at Oakland, 7 p m Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 7 p m Houston at New Orleans, 8 p m St Louisat Dallas,8pm

ST PAUL SAINTS ClaimedRHP Mike Mehlioh off waivers from Kansas City WICHITA WINGNUTS Traded INE Wilberto Ortrz to Lincoln for a player to be named Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS TradedRHP MikeNess to New Jersey for RHP Mark Rutledge and two players to be named

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association OKLAHOMA CITYTHUNDER Agreed to terms with E Serge Ibaka on a multryear contract extension

FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS Reached an inlury settlement with WR Michael Calvin

CINCINNATIBENGALS Signed DE Luke Black CLEVELAND BROWNS Waived K Jeff Wolfert SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS Suspended Vancouver MF Barry Rob­ son onegame and fined him an undiscl osed amount for aggravated dissent against an assistant referee dunng an Aug 15 game

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NASCAR Sunday At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1 (1 31Greg Biff le, Ford, 201 laps, 120 6 rating, 47 points, $220,275 2 (191 Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 201, 112 4, 43, $155,680 3 (51 Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 201, 114 2, 41, $119,710 4 (221 Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, 201,961, 41, $116,585 5 (81 MarcosAmbrose, Ford,201,953,39, $122,768 6 (21 Carl Edwards, Ford, 201, 111 7,39, $139,551 7 (121 Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 201, 102 6, 38, $12L674 8 (151 Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 201, 84 2, 36, $130,168 9 (101 Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 201, 101 2, 36, $96,110 10 (71 Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 201, 114 1, 35, $120,199 11 (211Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 201, 854, 34, $127001 12 (171 SamHomish Jr, Dodge, 201, 89 8, 0, $126,210 13 (231 Kyle Busoh, Toyota, 201, 76 5, 31, $127993 14 (241 Jamre McMurray, Chevrolet, 201, 771, 30, $115,293 15 (301Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 201, 64 6, 29, $11L043 16 (201 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 201, 78 8, 28, $128,621 17 (41 Matt Kenseth, Ford, 201, 106 9, 28, $127646 18 (361 David Gilliland, Ford, 201, 57, 26, $98,243 19 (321 Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 201, 66 2, 25, $120,435 20 (411AncAlmirola, Ford, 201, 672, 24, $124,746

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Tenn., Texas, stay unbeaten at LLWS SOUTH WILLIAMS­ PORT, Pa. iAPl — After his

Myers said. "I knew Jake was going to get the next" home run sailed over the out. left-field fence, Brock Myers While the California kids raced around the basepaths were understandably down, as if he was running a 40­ Smith urged his players to shake it off the disappoint­ yard dash. The soft-spoken, Myers ment to start focusing on Monday's elimination game played it cool later in front of reporters, but Tennessee against New Jersey. "It'sa strong group ofkids manager Joey Hale insisted on giving the 12-year-old and we can hit the ball," he Myers and his clutch­ said.a We're in any game." hitting teammates the star So is Tennessee, which treatment. also scratched out runs with Jayson Brown broke a textbook baserunning. 5-5 tie by hitting a 1-2 pitch Rucker went 3 for 4 with down the right-field line for three runs, scoring on a a two-out, two-run triple in passedballand two fielder's the top of the sixth, and My­ choices. ers followed with his two­ He also earned the win run shot to left to lift the in relief. team Rom Goodlettsville to PANAMA 8, CANADA 3 a 9-6 win over the prolific sluggers Rom Petaluma, James Gonzalez had Calif., on Sunday at the two homers and six RBIs, Little League World Series. including a grand slam, for Tennessee is unbeaten Aguadulce, Panama. in the tournament, joining Afterleaving thebases Texas in the US. bracket loaded and having a run after the San Antonio slug­ taken off the board in the gers beat New Castle, Ind., first due to a runner leaving 13-3. early, Panama broke out for In the international six in the second. bracket, Japan and Tai­ Carlos Flavio started the wan played the nightcap outburst with a solo homer. after Panama started off Edisson Gonzalez also had Sunday's action with an an RBI single before James 8-3 over Canada to remain Gonzalez hit his grand slam undefeated. against the Canada region Hale's team had a tough­ champs Rom Vancouver. er time against a California James Gonzalez, 12, club that belted four homers became the first Panama on the afternoon. Peta­ player to hit a grand slam luma's powerful hitters are and two home runs in the rarely out of any game the tournament. way they swing the bats, so Panama pitching limited Myers' blast helped ease his a Canada team that scored skipper's mind. 13 runs in a win Friday over 'They were pretty big ... Mexico. Edisson Gonzalez Brock. Going up by four, it and Daniel Cruz combined was pretty nice," Hale said. for13 strikeouts. 'That was probably the Myers smiled briefly and shrugged his shoulders. best pitching team we' ve Brown, also 12, simply seen. 'They had good fastballs said afterward the big in­ ning was "pretty awesome." and good breaking balls," But the game was pretty Canada manager Vito Bor­ tight going into the sixth, dignon said. aWe had difficulty adjust­ with 17,000 fans watching in the stands and millions ing today." more watching on national TEXAS 13, INDIANA 3 television. After scratching out Jordan Cardenas hit his two first-inning runs on a second homer of the tourna­ fielder's choice and passed ment and Zachary Sanchez ball, Petaluma turned up also went deep for Texas, the power. Six-foot-3 Brad­ which broke open a one-run ley Smith, 12, got the spree game by scoring six in the started with a homer down fourth. the left-field line. Texas' top four hitters in With two blasts in two Cardenas, Sanchez, Landry games, Smith has already Wideman and Seth Morrow become one off the most set the pace by combining feared hitters in South Wil­ to go 8 for 14 with nine runs liam sport. and seven RBIs. "If you' re hitting the ball The offensive outbreak like that, you want him in the sixth broke a 1-for-18 to stepup totheplate as stretch with runners in much as possible, but the scoring position. 'That happens all the rules only call for you to hit at certain times," manager time with this team," Texas Eric Smith said. managerJack Wideman Jr. Kempton Brandis and said. "I told the kids it's a six Porter Slate also homered on the afternoon, and Cole inning game, we will fight Tomei slugged a solo shot through it." with two outs in the sixth. Hunter McCubbins Slate then draw a walk, clubbed a two-run homer Tn but reliever Jake Rucker got the first for Indiana, which aforceatsecond to end the was must now play an game — twobatters before elimination game Monday Smith's place in the order. night against Connecticut. "I wasn't nervous at all,"

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NEW YORK iAPl — Southern

California is No. 1 in the AP Top 25, tossing off the weight of NCAA sanctions and returning to a famil­ iar place in the rankings — with a boost Rom LSU's problems. USC earned the top spot in The Associated Press'preseason college football poll for the seventh time in school history and the first time in five seasons, edging out No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 LSU. The Trojans, who were banned from postseason play the past two seasons, received 25 ofapossible 60 first-place votes Rom a media panel in a close vote. USC received 1,445 points. Defending national champi­ on Alabama had 17 first-place votes and 1,411 points while LSU, the Crimson Tide's SEC rival, got 16 irst-placevotesand 1,402points. f ''We definitely didn't come here to be underdogs," Trojans safety T J. McDonald said Saturday. "The ranking doesn't mean we' ve done anything as a team. But it's good to see we' re back where we' re sup­ posed to be." Oklahoma was fourth with a sin­ gle first-place vote and Oregon was fifth. Michigan, at No. 8, received the only other first-place vote. The Tigers were poised to start the season No. 1 before Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu got kicked off the team a week ago. In light of that development, the AP extended the voting deadline. Before Mathieu was dismissed, reportedly for failed drug tests, LSU had recei ved 28 ofa possible 60 first-place votes. USC was a close second with 22 first-place votes and Alabama was third with nine. The USA Today coaches' poll, which was released Aug. 2, had LSU at No. 1, followed by Alabama

and USC. Rounding out the top 10 in the AP rankings, Georgia was No. 6, followed by Florida State and Michigan. No. 9 South Carolina and No. 10 Arkansas give the SEC half of the first 10 teams. For the Trojans, their return to


fumble returns. His departure was met with mixed reaction by voters, but in a tightracefor No .1itm ade adiffer­ ence. 'Tyrann Mathieu's a terrific player, but I don't think the overall effect will change LSU's results," said John Silver from the Journal Inquirer of Connecticut, who did not change his ballot after the Mathieu news. "I don't think a corner can m ake that big ofa difference.It hurts them, but at the margins." Seth Emerson of The Macon

iGeorgial Telegraph dropped LSU from No. 1 to No. 3, behind Alabama

and USC.

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USC quarterbacks Cody Kessler, left, Matt Barkley, center, and MaxWittek run through drills during practice at USC on Friday. national championship contention comes just two years after the pro­ gram was hit by NCAA sanctions that seemed crippling at the time. "To be handed down what they said could be a death penalty, could take USC 10 years to come back Rom, then to have this recogni­ tion and be preseason No. 1 is very exciting for our fans because a lot people thought two years ago that this would not be possible for USC," coach Lane Kiffin told the AP. Ki5n was an assistant coach for USC during its last great run. From 2001-09 under coach Pete Carroll, the Trojans won two national titles and playedfora third,m ade seven straight BCS appearances and had three Heisman Trophy winners in Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush. But Carroll left for the NFL after the 2009 season and Kiffin was hired to replace him. A few months later the NCAA hit USC with a two-year bowl ban, plus scholarship limitati ons and probationbecause Bush and his family received im­ permissible benefits. USC went 8-5 in 2010, then charged back to 10-2 last season.

And when star quarterback Matt Barkley decided to stick around forhisseniorseason instead of entering the NFL draft, the Trojans, free Rom the bowl ban, were set to make a run at No. 1. 'There's not a roof over our heads now," McDonald said. And USC is once again trendy in Los Angeles. "Do you feel that? Sure you do," Ki5n said. "Games already sold out. Just the energy around it. All those diferent things. That's how it was before. I' ve talked to these play­ ers about it." With Barkley, the preseason Heisman favorite, along with receiv­ ers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee, plus running backs Curtis McNeal and Penn State transfer Silas Redd, these Trojans have drawn compari­ sonstothose greatoffenses. 'They are going to be successful because of the work they put in and not because of the hype," Kitfm said. If USC has questions, it's on the defensive side, where the line is thin and the pass defense was spotty last season. Those potent Pac-12 offenses will provide plenty of tests, none stiffer than on Nov. 3

when Oregon comes to the Coli­ seum for the first of a possible two contests with the Trojans. USC and Oregon could also meet in the Pac-12 title game. Trojans-Ducks might be only the second-biggest game of the day on Nov. 3. That will also be the day of Round III of Alabama-LSU, after the Tide and Tigers played twice last season, the second time in the BCS title game. Alabama won the rematch 21-0 to take its second national title in the last three seasons under coach Nick Saban. The Tide are rebuild­ ing on defense, but return quarter­ back A.J. McCarron and one of the best offensive lines in the country. LSU has a new quarterback, Zach Mettenberger, who the Tigers hope will give the passing game more punch, and much of last year' s fearsomedefenseisback — except Mathieu. The defensive back nicknamed Honey Badger became a surprising Heisman contender with a slew of game-changing plays last season. He scored four touchdowns, two on punt returns and two on

"On the one hand, he wasn't ex­ actly known as a lock-down corner­ back and LSU has plenty of other talent. On the other hand, I was in the Georgia Dome last year when Mathieu single-handedly turned the tide of the SEC championship," Emerson wrote on his blog. "He's a dynamic player. There's a reason he was fifth in the Heisman voting. 'That's why I moved LSU to third, but not any further down." The rest of the Top 25 was heavy on Big 12 and Big Ten teams. Big 12 newcomer West Virginia was 11th, followed by Big Ten rivals Wisconsin and Michigan State. The Big 12 also placed Texas iNo.

15l, Oklahoma State iNo. 19l, TCU iNo. 20l and Kansas State iNo. 22l in the rankings to give the league six teams overall, matching the SEC for the most. Florida is ranked No. 23. The Big Ten added Nebraska

iNo. 17l and Ohio State iNo. 18l for a total of five teams. The Buckeyes, in their first season under coach Urban Meyer, are banned for the postseasonthisseason because of NCAA sanctions. Defending Atlantic Coast Confer­ ence champion Clemson iNo. 14l and Virginia Tech iNo. 16l give the ACC three teams in the Top 25. No. 21 Stanford is the third Pac­ 12 team in the poll. Boise State is ranked No. 24.

Red Bulls cut Timbers

for 3-2 win HARRISON, N.J. iAPl­ Heath Pearce's tiebreaking goal in the 83rd minute lifted the New York Red Bulls to a 3-2victory overthe Portland Timbers on Sunday night. Tim Cahill got his first MLS goal and Kenny Cooper also scored for New York



i13-7-5l, which rallied from a two-goal deficit in the first

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half. The Red Bulls improved to 9-0-3 at home, remaining the league's only team unbeaten at home. Bright Dike and Darling­ ton Nagbe scored for Port­

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land i5-13-6l, which extended its winless streak to eight matches. New York won its second straight after two losses and moved two points behind Eastern Conference-leading Sporting Kansas City. Pearce, an All-Star de­ fender, scored the winner off a finefeed Rom Jan Gunnar Solli, getting his second goal of the season. Pearce rose high above a pack of players to head the ball home. After Dike and Nagbe each scoredtogivetheTimbers a 2-0 lead, the Red Bulls stormedback to score tw o goals in the final two min­ utes of the first half. Cooper, who entered the game as a substitute midway through the first half, scored on a header, his third con­ secutive goal on a header and 14th of the season. Then Cahill, the Austra­ lian superstar who signed with the Red Bulls earlier this month, scored his first goal off a deflection in &ont in first-half stoppage time. The Timbers, who cur­ rently occupy last place in the MLS Western Confer­ ence, shocked the Red Bulls by scoring first in the eighth minute.

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