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NB schools, teachers reach new agreement BY CHELSEA DAVIS The World

NORTH BEND — With a shake-up in administration and a new outlook, the North Bend school board and teachers union were able to sit down and solve their problems. The bargaining teams for the school board and North Bend Education Association left their lawyers and UniServ consultants at the door Monday night. Instead, both parties met informally in a closed session to reach an agreement on teacher contracts. Negotiations have been locked and strained since April. A mediation was It was the session recently scheduled nicest for January, but school board chairbargaining person Megan session I’ve Jacquot said now that’s in the ever been in. process of being canceled. Megan Jacquot “We think it’s School board chairperson all resolved at this point in time,” she said. “It was a really nice atmosphere and conversation with them. I’m glad everyone came without having old resentments and stuff come up. It was the nicest bargaining session I’ve ever been in.” A dark cloud has hung over teacher contract negotiations for years. NBEA bargaining chair Laurie Nordahl previously said negotiations turned sour when attorneys were added to the mix in 2007. “The tone of the bargaining changed from a problem solving scenario to more combative,” she said. But during a three-hour meeting on Monday the school board and NBEA reached an agreement on a financial package and several language issues. In terms of teacher salaries, both sides agreed on a 1.5 percent cost of living increase in the first year of the contract and a 2.5 percent increase in the second year. They also agreed on adding a monthly $50 to teachers’ health savings accounts, an additional personal day (bringing North Bend to three personal days, which is in line with other South Coast schools) and adding more

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Opening price for Dungeness is 15 percent better than 2012 BY TIM NOVOTNY The World

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CHARLESTON — A commercial crab fishing season that was delayed for two weeks is drawing mixed reviews in the opening days. The quality of crab is great, experts say, but for fishermen and processors the season may be just average. The season was delayed two weeks, after preseason testing showed the crab needed a little more time to fill with meat. It started at 12:01 a.m. Monday, after a pricing agreement was reached last Wednesday through annual state-supervised negotiations. Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission Executive Director Hugh Link said the price opened at $2.65 a pound, but without a locked-in time so that it can change as market conditions warrant. Oregon Department of Agriculture Business Development Manager Jerry Gardner, who along with staff supervised the negotiations, noted that this was the eighth time in the past 11 years the bargaining process has achieved a mutually agreeable opening price. This year’s price

but you have to work this year. This year, experience is going to pay.” Scott Adams Hallmark Fisheries

reflects a 15 percent increase over last year’s negotiated agreement. “I congratulate everyone involved for working hard to find common ground and get the job done in time to get this important fishery underway,” Gardner said. Terms, negotiated between the state’s five port crab marketing associations and five seafood processors, have been reviewed and formally ratified by ODA Director Katy Coba, as required by statute. As of Tuesday afternoon Hallmark Fisheries production manager Scott Adams said that price was still holding.

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Adams has seen great years and bad years for the commercial crab fishery on the Oregon Coast; he says this one is shaping up as one that will land somewhere in the middle. “The crab are out there, but you have to work this year. This year, experience is going to pay,” Adams said by phone on Tuesday. “I just think this is going to be more of a normal average year. All of us are going to have to work together to make it successful.” Early indications, he says, are showing that it might be a little slower from California up to Brookings. Things start looking better from Port Orford to Newport, although it is still pretty spotty. However, the crab that are being found, he says, will make a great holiday meal. Link agrees. “Based on the preseason testing that has been done, there is no doubt that Oregon Dungeness crab are ready for market. Consumers can be assured that top quality Dungeness crab will be delivered to all Oregon ports.” “You can’t top a record season every year,” Adams said, “I just hope (this one’s) successful for everybody involved.”

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Cecil Williams pets his guide dog, Orlando, in his hospital bed following a fall onto subway tracks from the platform in New York. The blind 61-year-old Williams says he fainted while holding onto his black Labrador who tried to save him from falling. even as a train approached. “He was kissing him, trying to get him to move,” Martin said. Witnesses called for help and the train’s motorman slowed his approach as Williams and Orlando lay in the trench between the rails. “The dog saved my life,” Williams said.

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WASHINGTON — A modest, bipartisan budget pact designed to keep Washington from lurching from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis and to ease the harshest effects of automatic budget cuts is on the brink of passing the Senate on Wednesday. The Senate is on track to clear the bill for President Barack Obama’s signature after a 67-33 vote Tuesday in which it easily hurdled a filibuster threshold. The measure would restore $45 billion, half the amount scheduled to be automatically cut from the 2014 operating budgets of the Pentagon and some domestic agencies, lifting them above $1

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trillion. An additional $18 billion for 2015 would provide enough relief to essentially freeze spending at those levels for the year. The bill advanced with the help of 12 Republicans, several of whom promised to oppose the measure in Wednesday’s final vote because it fails to take on the nation’s most pressing fiscal challenges. It would barely dent deficits that are predicted to lessen in the short term but grow larger by the end of the decade and into the next. One provision, cutting the inflation increases of pensions for military retirees under the age of 62, was proving to be especially unpopular. Members of the military are eligible to retire after 20 SEE BUDGET | A8

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Thefts & Mischief COOS BAY POLICE DEPARTMENT Dec. 16, 7:23 a.m., disorderly conduct, 700 block of South Broadway Street. Dec. 16, 8:50 a.m., burglary, 1100 block of Newmark Avenue. Dec. 16, 11:14 a.m., burglary, 300 block of South First Street. Dec. 16, 1:10 p.m., fraud, 500 block of South Sixth Street. Dec. 16, 1:21 p.m., criminal mischief, 500 block of East 15th Street. Dec. 16, 2:12 p.m., criminal trespass, Coos Bay Boardwalk near Commercial Avenue. Dec. 16, 6:24 p.m., theft of purse, Walmart.

COOS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Dec. 16, 4:18 a.m., burglary, 62000 block of Seven Devils Road, Coos Bay. Dec. 16, 1:03 p.m., hit-and-run collision, 67000 block of Spinreel Road, Lakeside. Dec. 16, 5:35 p.m., burglary, 87000 block of Lower Four Mile Lane, Bandon. Dec. 16, 8:30 p.m., dispute, 91000 block of Tarheel Lane, Coos Bay.

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Police dispatcher spots wanted North Bend man THE WORLD NORTH BEND — A 32year-old North Bend man was arrested on an outstanding warrant Monday night after he was spotted by a police dispatcher. According to the North Bend Police Department log, Lloyd Ross Todd was arrested on a warrant for unauthorized entry to a motor vehicle, seconddegree criminal trespass, third-degree theft and theft of services after he was seen walking near the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Virginia Avenue. Todd was taken to the Coos County Jail and held on $10,000 security.

DUII patrols pick up for holidays SOUTH COAST — South Coast law enforcement agencies say they’ll be on the lookout for anyone who takes their holiday partying a little too far. According to the Coos Bay Police Department, the Southern Oregon Coast DUII Task Force will be aggressively searching for intoxicated drivers through Jan. 2. The task force, made up of all of Coos County’s city police departments and the sheriff’s office, will also be conducting a high-visibility enforcement deployment Dec. 28.

Oregon appellate court affirms McGuffin conviction BY THOMAS MORIARTY The World

The Oregon Court of Appeals announced its decision to uphold the 2011 manslaughter conviction of Nicholas McGuffin on Dec. 16, 9:42 a.m., probation violation, Brussells Street and Wednesday morning. McGuffin is currently Tower Street. serving the remainder of a Dec. 16, 1:24 p.m., criminal mis- 120-month sentence for chief, 3500 block of Sherman first-degree manslaughter in Avenue. the 2000 death of 15-yearDec. 16, 3:54 p.m., criminal tres- old Leah Freeman, his pass, 1300 block of Vermont then-girlfriend. Avenue. According to Coos County District Attorney Dec. 16, 4:21 p.m., theft, 2600 Paul Frasier, the court of block of Virginia Avenue. appeals affirmed McGuffin’s Dec. 16, 5:49 p.m., criminal tresconviction without issuing a pass, Broadway Avenue. formal opinion. Dec. 16, 7:38 p.m., dispute, 2000 The body of Freeman, block of Ohio Street.

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Police affidavit: Transient planned assault, robbery BY THOMAS MORIARTY The World

Police say a transient arrested for robbery in Coos Bay Saturday afternoon may have been targeting a man he believed to be a sex offender. Kevin Torres-Berning, 31, is charged with first-degree robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, second-degree assault, menacing and second-degree theft. According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Coos Bay Police Department Dec. 16, officers were told that TorresBerning had planned to attack 29-year-old Daniel L. Deroest because he believed Deroest was a registered sex offender. A check of The World’s archives shows Deroest was arrested in 2010 by North Bend police for failure to register as a sex offender. Deroest told officers that Torres-Berning — who police say went by the street name "Blue" — first approached him near Walmart while he was charging his phone. Deroest told police the man convinced

Meetings TODAY Charleston Marina Advisory Committee — noon, Charleston Marina RV Park, 63402 Kingfisher Road, Charleston; regular meeting. North Bend Police Committee — 4 p.m., city hall, 835 California St., North Bend; regular meeting. Powers City Council — 4:30 p.m., city hall, 275 Fir St., Powers; special meeting. Coquille School District No. 8 — 6 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School,

who disappeared in June 2000, was found two months later outside Coquille. The case went cold for more than eight years until it was reopened by then Coquille Police Chief Mark Daniels. Investigators eventually set their sights on McGuffin, who was said to have had a troubled relationship with Freeman. A jury later found McGuffin guilty of firstdegree manslaughter in her death, but not murder. According to Frasier, McGuffin’s earliest release date is Aug. 22, 2020. COOS BAY — Area school McGuffin is currently incarcerated at Snake River children named Bay Area Correctional Institute near Hospital’s robotic surgery system. Ontario. The da Vinci Si robot was dubbed Surgio by James Elwell’s class at Lighthouse School in North Bend. It was called Surgio the Life Saver by Lisa Harnden’s class at Millicoma Intermediate School in Coos Bay. The classes, who worked independently, chose the name to win lunch and a visit to the robot. The names were chosen from 13 local classes’ nominations. Other submissions were Dr. Robo, Surgitron and Rocky the Robot. The da Vinci Si has enabled surgeons to practice a variety of procedures, such as removing a gall bladder through a single incision.

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel CAPE BLANCO — A Coast Guard helicopter crew based in North Bend medevaced a 17-year-old male from the Charleston-based commercial fishing vessel Bess Chett near Cape Blanco

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Bank gives to schools COOS BAY — Wells Fargo is making the holidays a little merrier for 17 Oregon elementary schools, including Madison Elementary in Coos Bay. All the schools receiving a $1,000 grant are categorized as Title 1, meaning they have a high percentage of students from low-income families. Each principal will determine how to use the unrestricted funds to best benefit their students. The other recipients are in Albany, Aurora, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Eugene, Junction City, Lebanon, McMinnville, Philomath, Roseburg, Springfield, Sutherlin, Sweet Home and Woodburn.

Santa Claus is coming to town COOS BAY — Santa Clause is coming to take your calls at Sterling Savings Bank in Coos Bay. Call 541-269-4248 from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 19. Santa needs to hear from all the boys and girls to make sure he has you on his list. This event is sponsored by T ioga Chapter of the Oregon.

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him to walk into the woods near Walmart and then pulled a knife on him. Deroest said that after stealing his iPhone and charger, Torres-Berning slashed him twice on the cheek and threatened to cut his throat if he called the police. Officers found Torres-Berning hiding under a boat in the 1900 block of Newmark Avenue. Footage from Walmart’s parking lot surveillance cameras supported Deroest’s version of the events. A resident of the Pine Cove Estates trailer park, which Torres-Berning was known to frequent, said he told Torres-Berning that Walmart would be a bad place to commit a crime because of the number of surveillance cameras there. If convicted of first-degree robbery, a Measure 11 crime, Torres-Berning faces a minimum of 7 years and 6 months in prison. Reporter Thomas Moriarty can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 240 or by email at thomas.moriarty@theworldlink.com. Follow him on Twitter: @ThomasDMoriarty.

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Acres to view the lights. Tickets are $3 per person or $15 per family. Meet at the Downtown Studio, 74 E. First St., Coquille at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Save yourself the drive and enjoy the company of others in the Christmas spirit from the community. T ickets are available at Southwest Physical Therapy in Coquille and will be available at the Downtown Studio during the hot chocolate warm up. Tickets are firstcome, first-served. For more information, call 541-824-0320 and leave a message.

City accepts items to help local families COOS BAY — The city of Coos Bay is accepting donations of non-perishable food items to fill food baskets for two families. The remainder of the donations will go to The Salvation Army of Coos Bay. Donations are being accepted through Dec. 20, at Coos Bay City Hall, 500 Central Ave. For more information, call Denise Bowers at 541-2691181, ext. 2226.

Grandparents ROCK meet for holiday fun — BAY COOS Grandparents ROCK, an ongoing support-group for any adult who is raising the child of a relative, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20, at Ocean Ridge Retirement & Assisted Living Community, 1855 Ocean Blvd., Coos Bay, to sing Christmas carols and enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies. The new requirements regarding grandparent rights, effective Jan. 1, will be discussed. Local Department of Human Services and Child Welfare System personnel will answer questions. For more information or to register, call Char Luther at 541-297-9256 or email c k l u t h e r@ h o t m a i l .c o m with “ROCK” in the subject line.

Christmas Eve service Unity By The Bay will conduct its Christmas eve candle lighting service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24. The Christmas story will be shared and traditional carols will be sang. It is an opportunity to celebrate anew the deeply spiritual meaning of the season. Unity By The Bay is located at 2100 Union Ave., North Bend. For more information, call 541-751-1633.


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TODAY Free Movie 3:30-5:30 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Five children and an eccentric candymaker appear in PG film. Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit www.shoreacres.net for the entertainment schedule. Shield’s Family Christmas Village 6-10 p.m., Old Charleston School, 64065 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. 541-888-3268

THURSDAY Holiday Bazaar 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Coquille Community Building, 115 N. Birch, Coquille. Vendors wanted. 541-297-0634 Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit www.shoreacres.net for the entertainment schedule. Santa Takes Calls 6-8 p.m. at 541-269-4248. The annual event is sponsored by the Tioga Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association. Shield’s Family Christmas Village 6-10 p.m., Old Charleston School, 64065 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. 541-888-3268 North Bend High School Christmas Choir Concert 7 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Select Choir, Mixed Choir and Jazz Choir will perform at the free event.

FRIDAY Pool Volleyball for Seniors 10-11:30 a.m., North Bend Public Pool, 2455 Pacific Ave., North Bend. Fee $2. Refreshments served. 541756-4915 Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit www.shoreacres.net for the entertainment schedule. Grandparents ROCK Christmas 5:30 p.m., Ocean Ridge Retirement and Assisted Living Community, 1855 Ocean Blvd., Coos Bay. Christmas carols, hot chocolate and cookies. Anyone raising a relatives child is welcome. Register by calling 541-297-9256, Drive-Thru Live Nativity Story 6-8 p.m., Coquille Church of the Nazarene, 997 W. Central Blvd., Coquille. Food donations will be accepted. 541-396-2521 Shield’s Family Christmas Village 6-10 p.m., Old Charleston School, 64065 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. 541-888-3268 “A Christmas Tale” 7 p.m., Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW, Bandon. New Artists Production with 22 youth actors.

SATURDAY Kids HOPE Center Gift Wrapping 9 a.m-9 p.m., Pony Village Mall across from Maurice’s. 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Proceeds benefit Child Abuse Intervention Center. Coos Bay Public Library Holiday Party 11 a.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Live music, refreshments and crafts.

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Victorian Christmas at Hughes House 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Hughes House, Cape Blanco State Park, 91814 Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford. No Lazy Kates 1 p.m., Wool Company, 990 U.S. Highway 101, Bandon. Yarn projects welcome. 541-347-3115 Film: Gray Whale Obstacle Course 1-2 p.m., South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Free film on the big screen on whale migration. Popcorn provided. Kids Christmas Party 1-3 p.m. Coos Bay Eagles Lodge, 568 S. Second St., Coos Bay. Games, prizes, activities and a visit from Santa. Open to members and guests. Membership applications will be available. Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, District 5 1-3 p.m., Winchester Bay Community Center, 625 Broadway, Winchester Bay. Circle jam follows 3-4 p.m. 541-759-3419 Spaghetti Feed to Benefit Christmas in July 4-7 p.m., The Eagles Lodge, 510 Greenwood Ave., Reedsport. Adults, $8; 12 or younger, $4. Raffles every half-hour. Chinese auction and live auction at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit Christmas in July projects. Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit www.shoreacres.net for the entertainment schedule. Christmas Concert and Carol Sing 5 p.m., St. John Episcopal Church, 795 Franklin, Bandon. A free will offering will be taken. Drive-Thru Live Nativity Story 5-8 p.m., Coquille Church of the Nazarene, 997 W. Central Blvd., Coquille. Food donations will be accepted. 541-396-2521 Shield’s Family Christmas Village 6-10 p.m., Old Charleston School, 64065 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. 541-888-3268 “A Christmas Tale” 7 p.m., Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW, Bandon. New Artists Production with 22 youth actors.

SUNDAY Victorian Christmas at Hughes House 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Hughes House, Cape Blanco State Park, 91814 Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford. “A Christmas Tale” 2 p.m., Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW, Bandon. New Artists Production with 22 youth actors. Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit www.shoreacres.net for the entertainment schedule. Blue Christmas Service 5 p.m., St. John Episcopal Church, 795 Franklin, Bandon. For those suffering from a loss. A free will offering will be taken. Shield’s Family Christmas Village 6-10 p.m., Old Charleston School, 64065 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. 541-888-3268

MONDAY Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit www.shoreacres.net for the entertainment schedule. Shield’s Family Christmas Village 6-10 p.m., Old Charleston School, 64065 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. 541-888-3268

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Real estate broker adds Coos Bay office NORTH BEND — Re/Max South Coast, doing business as Coos Bay Properties, is opening at 1750 Sherman Ave., North Bend. New broker and owner Jan Delimont has been an agent and broker with Prudential Seaboard Properties for the past eight years. Delimont said there’s no better time to open a new real estate brokerage than now. “There are many opportunities that exist in today’s market, especially for first time homebuyers,” she said. “The real estate market fluctuates with time and right

now, in South Coastal Oregon, it’s a great business to be in and an excellent way to serve members of our community.” Re/Max South Coast opened Dec. 1 and will service the South Coast from Reedsport to Port Orford. Along with residential real estate professionals, Re/Max South Coast will specialize in waterfront properties and the luxury home market. For more information, contact Delimont at 541290-1850 or jan@coosbayproperties.com or go to www.coosbayproperties.com.

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State can’t leave uninsured adrift “I am certainly willing to be held accountable for the fact that everybody who wanted coverage by Jan. 1 is not going to get it.” Those words from Gov. John Kitzhaber were spoken last week after the state finally admitted that some people would have no health insurance through Cover Oregon on Jan. 1 even though they’ve done everything they were asked to do. There’s now no doubt that the state is leaving responsible citizens in the lurch. Their policies were canceled, and they’ve been unable to use the new system to buy replacement coverage at any price. Bruce Goldberg, acting head of Cover Oregon, Tuesday advised those who don’t get enrollment packets from the state this week to go buy insurance directly from an insurance carrier. It’s a process bound to be confusing. It’s being forced on people who, through no fault of their own, lost coverage because of the Affordable Care Act. How much worse can it get? The government has taken away health insurance that worked, strung people along through a series of broken promises about when and how Cover Oregon would work, and now leaves them out in the cold. If being “held accountable” means anything, the state must find a way to protect the thousands of people who’ve tried mightily to get with the program and are left adrift. The (Bend) Bulletin

Oregon Views Oregon Views offers edited excerpts of newspaper editorials from around the state. To see the full text, go to theworldlink.com/opinion. College football needs an eight-team playoff To paraphrase Shakespeare, we come today not to praise the Bowl Championship Series, but to gleefully participate in its burial. This is the last year we’ll have to fret about the BCS,which decides which two teams get to play for the national championship. In the 2014-15 season, college football will use a four-team playoff to determine a national champion. We would prefer an eight-team playoff, but even a four-team tournament is better than the crazy blend of computer rankings and sportswriter rankings, and whether a squirrel sees its shadow at the end of conference championship weekend and whatever else goes into the current — and soon to be former — BCS system. An actual eight-team playoff is not perfect — in particular, its dependence on conference champions seems problematic — but it would make for some fun matchups. Here’s how it would work: The champions

from the six conferences with automatic berths into BCS bowls would get spots in the eight-team playoff, along with the two highest-ranked schools that aren’t in one of those conferences. Here’s the catch: You have to win your conference to get in. This would ensure that, in fact, every game counts; college football claims that now, but it’s not true. This system would allow some dark horses to get into the playoff. You might have some mismatches in the first round, but that’s true of any tournament. But this playoff system would give those socalled “BCS buster” teams a chance to prove they’re worthy of a shot at the title — and to prove it on the field, not in some computer’s circuits. Corvallis Gazette-Times

We need to stand up for our freedoms in cyberspace Every week brings fresh revelations about the National Security Agency’s pervasive spy-

ing operations. That is causing corporations with privacy problems to call for reforms. “The balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual — rights that are enshrined in our constitution,” eight U.S.based Internet giants say in a letter to the president and Congress. This is a general principle likely to resonate with many citizens, who don’t have guilty consciences about anything, but would just as soon not have anybody snooping into our private business. If you engage in any activity that connects into the world’s vast telecommunications and Internet grid, you can correctly assume the NSA has a record of it. Just this week, we learned from the Washington Post that the NSA secretly uses the “cookies” that advertisers implant in our computers to track consumers online. None of this means you, personally, are being monitored. But the ability exists for them to do so. Our rights are only as secure as we insist they are — by electing people to Congress that put a top priority on preserving the spirit of constitutional freedoms, by standing up to corporations that want to monetize our private data, by being smart users of electronic tools. If we don’t insist on freedom, we deserve to lose it. The Daily Astorian

Love’s radical challenge Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” — Pope Francis, if you haven’t been paying attention — went out for a spin one Sunday in Rome. It was one of his early forays into challenging Vatican security. He joined Rome’s Mother’s Day March for Life, both a celebration and a demonstration, making a point to the city, country, and world about love, family, faith and duty. About a month later, Pope Francis presided over a Mass celebrating and reflecting on Pope John Paul II’s “Evangelium Vitae” (”The Gospel of Life”). “The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ message,” Pope John Paul II wrote. “Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as “good news” to the people of every age and culture.” The “Gospel of Life” was a significant document, which helped bring evangelicals and Catholics together to support life politically and spiritually. The Gospel of Life was a welcoming ecumenical challenge to the conscience of every person of faith. And it continues to be so. Even as technology makes it easier to both physically enhance and dispose of life, the individual must always be seen and served and cherished. Every person is made and loved by KATHRYN God, and if there is no LOPEZ other gift you can give this season, try showing Columnist that you see the Divine in another by being a conduit of God’s mercy and love. There’s a lot being said about Pope Francis — inciting both glee and fear, depending on which selective quote or ideological disposition we’re talking about. You may remember that back when the first long interview with the pope was published, the media fixated on comments he made about how the Church often appears to the secular realm — as if all it says to the world is “no.” But nothing could be further from the truth: The message of the Gospel is about saying “yes” to life. It’s that affirmation that Pope Francis is pointing to. Every mother who says “yes” when she discovers she’s pregnant — particularly under trying or unexpected circumstances — is a heroic model of what the Pope is trying to get across. As Cardinal Raymond Burke, former archbishop of St. Louis, put it during his talk at the “Gospel of Life” events in Rome: “Every individual, precisely by reason of the mystery of the Word of God who was made flesh, is entrusted to the maternal care of the Church. Therefore, every threat to human dignity and life must necessarily be felt in the Church’s very heart; it cannot but affect her at the core of her faith.” You can’t understand the “Person of the Year” without knowing this. Whether the Pope is raising concerns about our economic lives, biotechnology, sex trafficking, or anything else, this is not just the backstory, it’s the man’s oxygen. He’d like to get more people breathing it in. Embracing the treasure of a mother and child is reason for and the source of all love and joy. Thus the proclamation of the Gospel. For the pope, this isn’t about politics and ideology or popularity contests. It’s everything, and all are invited to experience it. He’s described the Church as a “field hospital” for wounded souls, and as Catholic churches hold extra Confession hours and Masses around this time of year, he invited you in, giving voice to a child in a manger who came for just that reason.

Letters to the Editor Capitalism’s promise fails I was surprised to read in John Stossel’s recent column (Dec. 14) that capitalism is supposed to be “the only economic system that makes poor people’s lives better.” This in a newspaper that on the same day and on the first page describes the poverty level of students on the South Coast (article by Chelsea Davis). Or often reports on some very recent events on the national scene, such as the imminent end of unemployment benefits or the continuing foreclosure crisis. Thanks to the capitalist system having been enabled banks to big to fail to take away homes indiscriminately. Or the cut in food stamps, while allowing generous subsidies to millionaires pretending to be farmers?

Looming cuts in social security, Medicare and, above all, in Medicaid? Cuts in school lunch and Headstart programs? If our capitalist system is so good, how come we do not compare favorably with other societies? When our children, the future of our country, do rather poorly in math and sciences? And what about the huge discrepancy between the top 1 percent, or even the top 10 percent, and the rest of the country? Stossel may — just may — have a point in taking issue with some behavior by Hollywood celebrities. But, I certainly would add to his list of members of the “hypocrisy” all those legislators in Congress who get farm subsidies while cutting food stamp programs, want to do away with general health insurance while having conformable

insurance plans through the government (really us taxpayers), or are devoting much less time to do their jobs than they do while chasing and collecting money (thank you, capitalists). And yes, I’d also add to the list that describes members of the hypocrisy quite a few newspaper columnists. It is time to have a non-partisan discussion and reexamine critically and thoughtfully the premises of our “capitalistic economic system.” Hanspeter Witschi Bandon

Feline hit-andrun despicable To the person or persons who ran down my neighbor’s cat on Saturday the 14th while driving too fast up F Street, and then simply leaving one of God’s

creatures on the road to suffer and die, I would like to express two things: One, that barbaric cruelty is not some form of perverted entertainment or sport. And two, enjoy your time in hell. You have earned it. Jeffery C. Eberwein Eastside

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Do we have a deal, Congress? So Congress might pass a budget. Or it may not. Deja vu all over again, Chicken Little. The sky is falling — or it may not. Congress did not pass a budget from April 29, 2009, through March 2013. Why? Because Republicans wanted more cuts (”more, more — I’m still not satisfied”) and Democrats wanted to close corporate loopholes and raise revenue. (Corporate taxes have fallen from one-third of federal revenue in the 1950s to about 9 percent.) In 2011, when Congress was unable to forge a consensus on a budget, they passed a “sequester” bill. It provided for automated spending cuts. It was meant to be a sort of “fiscal doomsday”mechanism that would be so bad that Congress would cooperate to end it. The problem is, many Republican members of Congress stopped worrying and learned to love sequester. Last week, though, a bipartisan conference committee — headed by Rep.Paul Ryan from the House and Sen. Patty Murray from the Senate — reached a deal. They effectively called a “ceasefire,” according to The

Wa s h i n g t o n Post, and restored half the sequester spending cuts equally to domestic and defense programs. More than $20 billion DONNA was provided to BRAZILE trim the national debt Columnist and spending, a gift horse whose teeth we — apparently — shouldn’t examine. No taxes were included because, for Republicans, it seems the phrase “provide for the general welfare” is jabberwocky. Instead, revenue to pay for restored cuts will be raised by an increase in “user fees” on airline fares, by reduced cost-of-living increases for veterans and by a hike in the percentage federal workers (hired after 2013) must pay into their pension funds. This budget, which will last a “blissful” two years, has most often been described as “modest.” It is also a modest miracle that any budget agreement made it out of committee.

For three years, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gotten a lot of political mileage by manipulating the timing of expiring “continuing resolutions” (temporary, stopgap spending authorizations), so that we lurched from one false crisis to the next. But the time for lurching may be over. The Washington Post quoted a Republican pollster, Glen Bolger, as wondering if Republicans intend to be “an unserious party” that unrealistically seeks to get “the whole ball of wax.” So this time, Congress has gone from Procrustean, one-sizefits-all cuts to a pseudo-Solomonic plan that has domestic and defense programs each receiving an equal reprieve, splitting the money almost down the middle. The cap on total spending has been raised from $967 billion to $1.01 trillion. All in all, about half of the automated sequester cuts have been restored, giving the Pentagon a big sigh of relief, and enabling children, such as those in Head Start, to also benefit from their parents’ taxes.

Is everyone happy? This is Washington. No, hardly anyone is satisfied with the plan, but many (hopefully, most) recognize it’s better to achieve some stability by agreeing to modest steps than to continue crisis brinksmanship, especially with a congressional election year upon us. For members of Congress, the polls are their reality show. President Obama’s approval is at about 42 percent, which is pretty low. Congress’ approval is at 10 percent, according to a recent CBS/New York Times poll, and 7 percent in a Guardian/YouGov poll. Will the deal pass the House and Senate? It’s possible. I’m ever the optimist. If John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have the will, this compromise will become law. Folks, it’s not perfect. Too many unemployed Americans will feel the pain during the holidays: 1.3 million Americans will lose unemployment insurance on Dec. 28, and more than 3 million will lose it in 2014 if Congress does nothing.I hope we can keep up the pressure.


Wednesday, December 18,2013 • The World • A5

State Husband on gender journey wants his wife to go along DEAR ABBY: A couple of years ago, my husband informed me that he likes to dress in women’s clothing. Since then he has read books,is seeing a counselor, and the reality is, he is transgender. He now wears his hair long and has long fingernails. I have tried to be understanding and have gone places with him when he is dressed as a woman. He has met other transgender people who have either made the full transition or are content without it. I allow my husband DEAR time with these new friends without me. I did feel weird that he was clothes shopping and going to movies with JEANNE PHILLIPS his new friends. I have reconciled with these activities and I’m OK with them so far. But I have told him that if he decides to change his gender to female, I will not be able to be married to him. He’s on hormones at the moment and has told me he plans to start testosterone blockers. I love him, Abby, but NOT the woman side of him. Am I unreasonable to put a boundary on my marriage? He thinks if he slowly eases me into the idea that it will be OK.He says I am his “world” and I should love him no matter what gender he is. Am I being selfish? — SOMEWHERE IN THE NORTHWEST DEAR SOMEWHERE: You appear to be a loving and accepting wife. You may be your husband’s world, but his world is changing — and along with it, so is yours. It is not selfish to take care of yourself. You did not enter your marriage to be partnered with another woman, and you should not be made to feel guilty remaining with one if it’s not what you want. Some spouses stay together; others just can’t. If you haven’t heard of the Straight Spouse Network,it is a confidential support network of current or former heterosexual spouses or partners of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates. It was founded in 1991, and its mission is to help straight spouses or partners cope with coming-out issues, and help mixed-orientation couples and their children build bridges of understanding. To learn more about it and find a support group near you, visit www.straightspouse.org. DEAR ABBY: I have always had an extremely close relationship with my little sister. Last year, I graduated from high school and left for a university. It was hard for both of us. My college is an hour away from where my family lives, so even though I live on campus, I try to come home whenever I can to visit on weekends. Lately it seems like my little sister has emotionally distanced herself from me. She doesn’t confide in me anymore, shows little interest in my life, and it has gotten to the point where she barely acknowledges me in public. I have tried talking to her about it and telling her how much it hurts me, but she tells me I’m overreacting and to stop being stupid. My mom says she does this with everyone and that this is typical for a 14-year-old teenager,but it breaks my heart to be so excluded from her life. Is this just a phase I have to learn to deal with and accept? What should I do? — SAD BIG SISTER IN SWITZERLAND DEAR BIG SISTER: Your sister is growing up,and part of that process means becoming an individual. Right now she is trying to figure out who she is, apart from the family she loves — including you. I’m sure she isn’t intentionally trying to hurt your feelings. Because you were so close,she may have felt abandoned when you left for college. Your mother is right about this. Let your sister evolve.She’ll be back.Accept it for now.

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In this Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, file photo, attorney Kelly Clark makes remarks during a news conference in Portland. Clark, who won a landmark court decision forcing the Boy Scouts of America to release its “perversion files” on suspected child molesters in the organization, died Tuesday, of cancer-related causes at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, said Paul Mones, his co-counsel in the Boy Scouts case. He was 56.

Lawyer in Boy Scouts sex abuse cases, Kelly Clark, dies PORTLAND (AP) — Portland lawyer Kelly Clark, who won a landmark court decision forcing the Boy Scouts of America to release its “perversion files” on suspected child molesters in the organization, has died at 56. His co-counsel in the Boy Scouts case, Paul Mones, said Clark died Tuesday of cancer-related causes at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Clark represented the victims of child molestation in suits against the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America. In 2012, a suit he brought forced the Boy Scouts to release more than 1,200 files it kept on suspected abusers. Two years before, he represented an Oregon man abused as a Boy Scout in Portland in the early 1980s and won an award of nearly $20 million.

E. Ore. roadblock to megaload cleared; 16 arrested GRANTS PASS (AP) — Protesters trying to slow a megaload of refinery equipment destined for the tar sands in Canada used people chained together in a disabled car and a trailer for roadblocks in Eastern Oregon, but authorities say the obstacles were cleared in about two hours. Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer said 16 people from Oregon, Washington, Alaska and California were arrested Monday night in John

Day on charges of disorderly conduct. Portland Rising Tide spokesman Stephen Quirke said the moving company should expect “further resistance all along the route” as public awareness grows about how burning tar sands for energy contributes to climate change. The giant heat exchanger for a piece of water purification equipment was manufactured in Portland,

barged up the Columbia River, and is traveling on a huge truck through Eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, and Montana into Alberta, Canada, said Holly Zander, spokeswoman for the transporter company, Omega Morgan of Hillsboro. After the roadblocks were cleared, the load made 30 miles east, and should reach Homedale, Idaho, in four or five days, she added. Two more loads are slated on this route.

Obituaries Ralph M. Shriver Jan. 28, 1945 – Dec. 11, 2013

A celebration of life will be held for Ralph Shriver, 68, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem. Inurnment will follow at Willamette National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Ralph Milton Shriver was born Jan. 28, 1945, in Pa sa d e n a , Calif., to Frank and H i l d a Shriver, the oldest of four chilRalph Shriver dren. Ralph spent his childhood in North Bend. During high school he was a three sport letterman, played trumpet,

Dale Remus Herring Aug. 31, 1939 – Dec. 13, 2013

A memorial service for Dale Remus Herring, 74, of Coos Bay will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at Christ Lutheran Church, 1835 N. 15th St., in Coos Bay with Pastor Quintin Cundiff presiding. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay. Dale was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Florence. He passed away Dec. 13, 2013, in Coos Bay. Dale was raised in Florence, attending Siuslaw High School. He later enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served four years of active duty. For 28 years he was employed by Pepsi Cola, where he worked as a technician. Dale was active in his community. He was a volunteer at the North Bend Senior Center, and a member of the Eagles for 35 years. He enjoyed square dancing and was a member of the local square dancing club, Saints-NAints. Dale was loved by

SALEM (AP) — Oregon’s jobless rate has fallen to its lowest point in more than 5 years as employers have begun to expand payrolls to match economic expansion. The Oregon Employment Department said Tuesday the unemployment rate for November was 7.3 percent. It was 7.6 percent the month before. The department said federal estimates show the state added 5,400 nonfarm payroll jobs in November, on a seasonally adjusted basis. Job growth has been recorded in 12 of the last 14 months, and the department says the pace of hiring has accelerated.

Medford: arrest in ‘deposit fishing’ case MEDFORD (AP) — Police in the southern Oregon city of Medford say they’ve made one arrest in the case of two men observed on surveillance video trying to fish deposits out of bank overnight drop boxes. The Mail Tribune reports that 38-year-old Ryan Kullrich of Bakersfield, Calif., was arrested for investigation of seconddegree burglary and attempted first-degree theft. Police say similar thefts and theft attempts have been reported in Central Point and Grants Pass, and in Ukiah, Calif. Medford police have taken six reports of deposit pilfering attempts since Dec. 13. KDRV reports the men were using a fishing line and other devices to pull bank deposits from the boxes. Video showed two men driving a Buick Rendezvous with what looked like California plates. Lt. Mike Budreau says he thinks the theft attempts reported so far are “just the tip of the iceberg.” In the Medford cases, Budreau says the thieves were unsuccessful. Police responding to an unrelated theft spotted the Buick on Monday night. They say Kullrich was inside the vehicle.

STATE D I G E S T A second man is being sought.

Too many pot brownies: Police take dog to vet PORTLAND (AP) — Portland’s police chief was helping out on patrol when he came across a dog that apparently started having convulsions after eating marijuana brownies. Chief Mike Reese and his partner transported the dog and his homeless owner to an animal hospital Monday night. Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says the man told the officers the dog might have eaten too many pot brownies. Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital says it doesn’t discuss its patients. However, one of its veterinarians, Dr. Meimei Welker, tells the Oregonian that dogs overdosing on marijuana show up frequently in the emergency room. The vet says such a dog will be groggy, unstable on its feet and may be hypersensitive to touch, sound and light.

Oregon Citycoach pawned student watches OREGON CITY (AP) — Kevin Strasser admitted Tuesday that he pawned two wristwatches owned by students when he was the Oregon City High School football coach. He pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced in Clackamas County Circuit to a year-and-a-half on probation. As part of a plea deal to avoid felony charges, Strasser also resigned from his position as a coach and surrendered his teaching credentials. He pawned two watches that were in the school’s lost-and-found in June at the end of the school year.

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and was elected homecoming king his senior year. Ralph attended Southern Oregon College majoring in liberal studies until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1965. Ralph trained in the Army Security Division and served in Vietnam as a member of the 9th Infantry Division from 1966 through 1967. He spent two years in Germany until his honorable discharge in 1969. Upon return to the states, Ralph earned a forestry degree from Southwestern Oregon Community College. He had various occupations including salmon fishing in Alaska, logging, construction and trucking maintenance. He loved fishing, garden-

ing, animals and people. Ralph is survived by his siblings, Keith Shriver of Phoenix, Ariz., Nancy Arneson and husband, Bryan of Salem and Bruce Shriver and wife, Jan of Tualatin; five nieces and nephews; and seven great-nieces and great-nephews. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Ralph’s name to the Vietnam Veterans of America. Arrangements are under the direction of Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, 503364-2257. Sign the guestbook at www.theworldlink.com.

many and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Lora Herring of Coos Bay; daughter, Star Wolfgang of Eugene; son, Barry Mote of Vancouver, Wash.; daughter, Sarah Socia of Coos Bay; son, Don Daugherty of Portland; daughters, Debbie Dennis of Coos Bay, Duwanee Granneman of Canada and Dawnette Thompson of North Bend; son, Dale Herring II of Coos Bay; 20

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James Murphy — 73, of North Bend, died Dec. 16, 2013, in North Bend. Arrangements are pending with North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440. William Roberts — 85, of North Bend, died Dec. 15, 2013, in Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending with North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440. Donald Whereat — 89, of Bandon, formerly of North Bend, passed away Dec. 15, 2013, in Bandon. Arrangements are pending with Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216. Julie C. Lowry — 66, of North Bend, died Dec. 16, 2013, in North Bend. Arrangements are pending with Coos Bay Chapel, 541267-3131. Paul William Rohkohl — 65, of Reedsport, died at his home Dec. 9, 2013. Private cremation rites will be held. Arrangements are pending with Dunes Memorial Chapel, 541-271-2822. Donald Dale Lund — 89, of Reedsport, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Aiden Senior Living. A celebration of life service

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A helicopter makes a water drop in thick smoke as firefighters battle a fire in the Pfeiffer Ridge area in Big Sur, Calif., on Tuesday.

Unusual wildfire still burning in Big Sur BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The slow-moving fire in Los Padres National Forest near state Highway 1 had consumed 769 acres, or a little over a square mile, by Tuesday night and was 20 percent contained. It has destroyed 22 buildings, Los Padres National Forest spokesman Lynn Olson said. About 14 of those structures were homes, she said. No injuries have been reported. About 830 firefighters have deployed to the area, and thus far, weather has been working in their favor, said Mark Nunez, the incident commander of the team

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a hosThe Associated Press pital campus in Reno on SWAT team members are trucked from near the Renown helicopter pad to the Renown Medical Center where Tuesday, killing one person a lone gunman shot and injured four people before killing himself at a sprawling medical campus Tuesday in and wounding two others Reno, Nev. before turning the weapon on himself. ing as law enforcement “I encountered some The Nevada Department Police Chief Tom Robison. Department of Public rushed to the scene and vic- SWAT team guys, they said of Public Safety said the wounded victims were in Safety spokeswoman Gail tims were treated by doctors nobody was leaving,” she surgery and one of them is a Powell said the wounded on the hospital campus. said. “A police officer was at doctor is a woman but she More than three dozen police the door and said I couldn’t doctor. Police initially said the had no more information cars, including SWAT team go out there.” Renown Regional Medical gunman shot four people about the identity of the vic- vehicles, surrounded the before killing himself, but tims or the gunman, the type sprawling medical complex Center posted a notice on its they later said he wounded of weapon or a motive for the and closed off a three-block website less than two hours after the shooting saying that two people and killed anoth- attack. She said the shooting area near downtown Reno. State Sen. Debbie Smith operations had returned to er before committing happened at the Center for Advanced Medicine and said she was at Renown for normal at the main hospital suicide. an appointment and was but police were still investi“We have two people con- Neurology of Nevada. Renown Regional Medical trying to leave a nearby gating the shooting in an firmed deceased in the building, two others injured,” Center was put on lockdown building around 2:45 p.m. office building on the northsaid Reno Police Deputy amid the chaos of the shoot- when the shooting occurred. east corner of the campus.

fighting the fire. But Wednesday would be another matter, depending on which way the wind blows. Big Sur — miles of rugged coast, cliffs and wilderness — is a popular tourist destination about 150 miles south of San Francisco with highend resorts and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. California’s fire season traditionally peaks by midfall, but the drought of the last several years has given the state essentially yearround danger. The Big Sur fire began Sunday, fueled by dry vegetation and fanned by winds. Among the homes The Associated Press destroyed was that of Big Sur Gateway Newsstand owner Young Soolee speaks to reporters at her Fire Chief Martha Karstens. store that sold one of the two winning Mega Millions tickets. She tearfully told reporters Monday night that the loss of her home of 23 years had not yet sunk in. “I’m just trying to function as a chief,” she said.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday’s near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California. The lucky Georgia ticket was sold at a Gateway Newsstand in Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead area, Mega Millions Executive Director Paula Otto said. Newsstand owner Young Soolee grinned as she arrived Wednesday morning at the shop off the lobby of the Alliance Center office building. The newsstand — a small, long shop with one register that can hold perhaps 10 people at a time — is frequented by workers at the office building, which sits across the street from an upscale mall. “I’m so excited and so happy now,” Soolee said. “I love my store and the customer now.” Some media outlets reported that Soolee would receive money as the owner of the store that sold a winning ticket. But Georgia Lottery

spokeswoman Tandi Reddick said Wednesday that’s not the case. She said Soolee won’t get any bonus beyond the 6 percent commission all retail outlets received based on lottery sales. The winner has 180 days to claim the prize, Reddick said. The clock began ticking Tuesday. Lottery officials in Georgia will release basic information about the winner, including name and city of residence. The California ticket was sold at Jennifer’s Gift Shop. The store’s owner, Thuy Nguyen, told KNTV he doesn’t know who bought the winning ticket, but it’s likely someone he knows — most of his customers are his friends. “I feel good! I don’t even know, I can’t sleep tonight,” Nguyen told the station. The winning numbers in the drawing were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39; Mega Ball: 7. The jackpot was the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. It started its ascent Oct. 4. Twenty-two draws came and went without winners, Otto said.

U.S. income gap is harming economy WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn’t bad just for individuals. It’s hurting the U.S. economy. So says a majority of more than three dozen economists surveyed last week by The Associated Press. Their concerns tap into a debate that’s intensified as middle-class pay has stagnated while wealthier households have thrived. A key source of the economists’ concern: Higher pay and outsize stock market gains are flowing mainly to affluent Americans. Yet these households spend less of their money than do lowand middle-income consumers who make up most of the population but whose pay is barely rising. “What you want is a broader spending base,” says Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James, a financial advisory firm.“You want more people spending money.” Spending by wealthier Americans, given the weight of their dollars, does help drive the economy. But analysts say the economy would be better able to sustain its growth if the riches were more evenly dispersed. For one thing, a plunge in stock prices typically leads wealthier Americans to cut sharply back on their spending. “The broader the improvement, the more likely it will be sustained,” said Michael Niemira, chief at the economist International Council of

Shopping Centers. A wide gap in pay limits the ability of poorer and middle-income Americans to improve their living standards, the economists say. About 80 percent of stock market wealth is held by the richest 10 percent of Americans. That means the stock market’s outsize gains this year have mostly benefited the already affluent. Those trends have fueled an escalating political debate. In a speech this month, President Barack Obama called income inequality “the defining challenge of our time.” Obama also called for an increase in the federal minimum wage, now $7.25. Republican leaders in the House oppose an increase, arguing that it would slow hiring. Several states are acting on their own. California, Connecticut and Rhode Island raised their minimum wages this year. Last month, voters in New Jersey approved an increase in the minimum to $8.25 an hour from $7.25. Income inequality has steadily worsened in recent decades, according to government data and academic studies. The most recent census figures show that the average income for the wealthiest 5 percent of U.S. households, adjusted for inflation, has surged 17 percent in the past 20 years. By contrast, average income for the middle 20 percent of households has risen less than 5 percent.

Financial firm gets $135M in 9/11 settlement NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which lost twothirds of its employees in the Sept. 11 attacks, revealed a $135 million settlement with American Airlines and insurance carriers Tuesday to a judge who said it will end the final airplane-focused case resulting from wrongful death and personal injuries claims. The agreement averts a trial scheduled for next month, which means there will be no airing of such questions as how terrorists got through security before hijacking planes on Sept. 11, the best way to stop terrorists, whether there was really wrongdoing and negligence and how best to preserve liberties amid such threats, U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein said. “All this will remain a mystery,” he said.


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Nation and World US sending $25M in new typhoon aid to Philippines TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Overwhelmed by the massive damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in a central Philippine city, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced nearly $25 million in additional aid Wednesday to help the country deal with the devastation. Kerry flew to Tacloban city, where he saw what was left of entire towns wrecked by the monster storm’s winds and tsunami-like storm surges. He visited a food distribution center run by USAID and government welfare officers, talked with officials and consoled survivors. “This is a devastation unlike anything that I have ever seen at this scale,” Kerry said at a temporary USAID headquarters in Tacloban. “It is really quite stunning,” he said. “It looks like a war zone,and to many people it is.” The new food aid, shelter materials, water and other supplies he announced for typhoon-lashed families bring the total U.S. assistance package to $86 million for one of its closest Asian allies. Washington will also back a microlending program and a Philippine government effort with Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble Co. to help more than 2,000 small convenience stores repair and restock their shops. Many malls, gasoline stations and stores in Tacloban, a lively city of more than 220,000 people, were ransacked shortly after the storm hit. One of the most ferocious typhoons to hit on record, Haiyan left more than 6,000 people dead and nearly 1,800 others missing. It damaged or swept away more than 1.1 million houses and injured more than 27,000 people. More than 4 million people were displaced, with about 101,000 remaining in 300 emergency shelters in typhoon-smashed central Philippine provinces.

Fed is expected to maintain bond purchases for now WASHINGTON (AP) — Investors are waiting to see whether one of Ben Bernanke’s final acts as chairman of the Federal Reserve will be to announce a pullback in the Fed’s bond purchases. The purchases have been intended to keep long-term loan rates low to spur economic growth. It’s a close call. But most economists think that when the Fed’s latest policy meeting ends Wednesday, it will announce that it’s maintaining its pace of $85 billion a month in bond purchases despite a The Associated Press drop in unemployment to 7 Astronaut Chris Cassidy performs a space walk earlier in 2013. On Tuesday, NASA decided to schedule a percent and other improving economic data. series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station.

NASA orders spacewalk for urgent repairs at station CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station, a massive repair job that could stretch to Christmas Day. Station managers decided Tuesday to send two American astronauts out as soon as possible to replace a pump with a bad valve. The task will require two and possibly three spacewalks on Saturday, Monday and next Wednesday — Christmas Day. “The next week will be busy with space walks so not much tweeting from here,”

NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio said from space via Twitter soon after the decision was announced. The spacewalks are taking priority over the launch of a supply ship from Virginia. The commercial delivery had been scheduled for this week, but is now delayed until at least mid-January. U.S.-led spacewalks have been on hold since July, when an Italian astronaut almost drowned because of water that leaked into his helmet. NASA hopes to wrap up the pump swap in two spacewalks and not have to do a

third on Christmas Day. Astronauts have ventured outside of their spaceship on Dec. 25 only once, way back in 1973 during Skylab, America’s first space station. Shuttle astronauts finished a series of spacewalks on the Hubble Space Telescope on Christmas Eve 1999. Half of the space station’s cooling system shut down last Wednesday, forcing the sixman crew to turn off all nonessential equipment, including some science experiments. Because of the valve failure, one of the two cooling lines became too cold.

500 reported killed in S. Sudan JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 500 people, most of them soldiers, have been killed in South Sudan since Sunday, a senior government official said as an ethnic rivalry threatened to tear apart the world’s newest country. Some of the victims “were shot in the bushes” around Juba, the capital, Information Minister Micheal Makuei Lueth told The Associated Press on Wednesday, citing a report from the minister of defense. He said up to 700 others had been wounded.

The clashes apparently are pitting soldiers from the majority Dinka tribe of President Salva Kiir against those from ousted Vice President Riek Machar’s Nuer ethnic group. South Sudan has been plagued by ethnic violence since it peacefully broke away from Sudan in 2011 after decades of civil war. Machar is now the subject of manhunt by the country’s military after he was identified by Kiir as the leader of an alleged coup attempt on Sunday. Machar has denied he was behind any coup attempt.

WORLD D I G E S T planned as a four-day cruise recommended spray shields be installed on engines’flexible fuel hoses, according to documents filed Tuesday by Carnival Cruise Lines in federal court in Miami. A leak from a hose on engine No. 6 led to a fire early on Feb. 10 as the ship returned from a stop in Cozumel, Mexico. No one was injured, but the fire disabled the ship. More than 4,000 people aboard endured a nightmarish tow to Mobile, Ala., that the plaintiffs’ attorney called a “floating hell.”

Mandela grandson silent on family discord Deadlocked jury in JOHANNESBURG (AP) — ex-BP engineer’s trial Mandla Mandela, grandson of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, won’t comment on a report that he was locked out of the family’s homestead in the village of Qunu by relatives four days before his grandfather was buried there. The Johannesburg tabloid The Times reported Tuesday that locks at Nelson Mandela’s home in the Eastern Cape hamlet were changed shortly after his eldest daughter, Makaziwe Mandela, arrived Thursday. At the time, Mandla Mandela was keeping vigil next to his grandfather’s coffin while the anti-apartheid hero’s body lay in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria for three days. He escorted the coffin to Qunu on Saturday for Mandela’s funeral the following day.

Suit: Carnival knew fire risk before sailing McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines knew about the risk of leaks from engine fuel hoses and recommended taking precautions on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph, which caught on fire at sea, according to documents filed in recent days. A “compliance notice report”sent to the Triumph one month before it departed Galveston on Feb.7 for what was

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jurors have adjourned for the night after saying they are having difficulty reaching a unanimous verdict in the trial of a former BP engineer charged with trying to obstruct a probe of the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a note that U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. read aloud in court Tuesday, jurors said they have been “at a standstill” and deadlocked for several hours. Duval instructed them to continue deliberating.

Review case for man in bin Laden search PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court called Wednesday for the government to review an ordered retrial of a doctor who helped the U.S. search for Osama bin Laden over a separate case. The tribunal’s ruling called the retrial order for Dr. Shakil Afridi too ambiguous. Afridi was convicted of “conspiring against the state” in May 2012 and sentenced to 33 years in prison. Afridi ran a fake vaccination campaign to collect DNA samples, which helped the CIA track down bin Laden and his family in a compound near Pakistani army’s officers training academy in Abbottabad.

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Continued from Page A1 money to tuition reimbursement. During a special school board meeting Monday, Jacquot said the board was hesitant to go too high on insurance contributions due to mandates from the Affordable Care Act. “We don’t want to take those back later,” she said.“It’s always harder to take something back later than to not have offered it at all in the first place.” Many other issues had been worked out in previous negotiations. “Needless to say, I’m pretty happy,” said NBEA President Claudia Slack. “It was, of course, thrilling to be able to get that settled. But more than that it was really an enjoyable experience sitting and just being able to talk to the board and work as a team in a collaborative way to figure

SUBWAY Continued from Page A1 As Williams regained consciousness, he said he heard someone telling him to be still. Emergency workers put him on a stretcher and pulled him from the subway, and made sure Orlando was not badly injured. “I’m feeling amazed,” Williams said. “I feel that God, the powers that be, have something in store for me. They didn’t take me away this time. I’m here for a reason.” Williams was taken to a hospital where he is expected to recover, with Orlando at his bedside. Williams, a large bandage on his head, said he is not sure why he lost consciousness,but he is on insulin

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it out. “Each team being able to give reasoning was just really freeing. It was so different from what it’s been.” Slack said she wasn’t sure she would have approached the school board to sit down informally and talk about contract negotiations “if it had been a different situation.” Two weeks ago, the North Bend school district was shocked when superintendent BJ Hollensteiner announced her retirement. She is now on medical leave until her retirement goes into effect in two weeks. “I felt that they (the school board) were open to sitting down and talking about it, and I think that happened because of a change in leadership,” Slack said. Reporter Chelsea Davis can be reached at 541-2691222, ext. 239, or by email at chelsea.davis@theworldlink.com. Follow her on Twitter: @ChelseaLeeDavis.

and other medications. Orlando, described by Williams as serious but laidback, was making new friends at the hospital. He will be rewarded with some kind of special treat, Williams said, along with plenty of affection and scratches behind the ears. “(He) gets me around and saves my life on a daily basis,” Williams said. Williams, of Brooklyn, has been blind since 1995, and Orlando is his second dog.The Lab will be 11 on Jan.5,and will be retiring soon, Williams said. His medical benefits will cover a new guide dog but won’t pay for a non-working dog, so he’ll be looking for a good home for Orlando. If he had the money, Williams said, “I would definitely keep him.”

Continued from Page A1 years at half pay. The provision was included in the bill at the direction of House Committee Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, RWis. “We had to look at how we could find compromises,” said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., who negotiated the bill with Ryan. “There’s things in this I like and there’s things I don’t like.” The deal is a step toward restoring the trust of Americans who feel their government isn’t working, and also toward restoring lawmakers’ faith in each

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other, Murray told CNN on Wednesday. Top Democrats said they would revisit the change in military pensions, which raises $6 billion over 10 years, before it takes effect in two years. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said the cut could reduce by $80,000 the lifetime benefit of a soldier who retires in his or her early 40s. In a document defending the cut, Ryan’s staff called pensions to middle-aged military retirees “an exceptionally generous benefit, often providing 40 years of pension payment in return for 20 years of service” and noted that “most begin a second career after leaving the military.” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, DN.H., who faces a potentially tough re-election campaign next year, promptly announced she

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would seek to repeal the military pension cut. The proposed pension cut has drawn howls of protest from senators with large military presences in their states. “I promise you this. If we don’t fix it now, not only are we going to review it, we are going to fix it,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said. “How could any commander in chief sign a bill that does this?” Shaheen was joined by more than a dozen other Democrats in announcing legislation to restore the military retirement benefits and make up the money by closing a tax loophole on offshore corporations. The bill caps a sometimes chaotic year in Washington that began with a January deal to avert a “fiscal cliff” of automatic spending cuts and expiring Bush-era tax cuts. The year also featured

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brinksmanship over the federal debt limit and a 16-day partial shutdown of the government sparked by Republicans in a futile attempt to curb implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The budget agreement allows lawmakers to claim a modest accomplishment as they leave a bitterly divided Washington. It sets the stage in January for the pragmaticminded House and Senate Appropriations committees to draft a trillion-dollarplus omnibus spending bill combining the 12 annual appropriations bills for the budget year that began Oct. 1. It would provide $1.012 trillion for the fiscal 2014 year already underway, a $45 billion increase over what would be required under the penalty imposed by a 2011 budget deal.

Ginsburg: justices should stay RESTON, Va. (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday that Supreme Court justices should work as long as they can and shouldn’t manipulate their retirement so a likeminded president can appoint their successor. Some liberals have recently called on the 80-year-old Ginsburg to retire so President Barack Obama can choose her replacement. If she stays beyond his term, it would leave open the possibility that a Republican would name the liberal justice’s successor. But Ginsburg, the oldest justice on the court, cited Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall as two liberal justices who left their replacement to Republican presidents. Ginsburg said she supposed many people wanted both men to leave when a Democrat was president, but she noted that neither did. Brennan was appointed by Dwight D. Eisenhower and announced his

retirement in 1990 at the age of 84 for health reasons. Marshall retired in 1991 at the age of 82. George H.W. Bush chose David Souter and Clarence Thomas as their respective successors. Ginsburg made the comments during an event hosted by the Northern Virginia Technology Council. She was responding to a question by moderator and former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson, who served as solicitor general from 2001 to 2004 under President George W. Bush. Olson asked whether justices should time their retirements so that a president of the same party that appointed them could choose their successors. “I think one should stay as long as she can do the job,” Ginsburg said in response. Ginsburg said the “number one” question a justice should ask is “Can you do the job?” “Can you think as well? Can you write with the same fluency? At my

age you take it year by year. I’m OK this year,” she said, to applause. Ginsburg has for years been fending off questions about whether she should leave the court, in part brought on by her health. She had colon cancer in 1999, pancreatic cancer in 2009 and also suffered broken ribs more recently. Still, she has not missed any time on the job. This isn’t the first time Ginsburg has suggested the party of the president will not influence her decision on when to retire. She told The New York Times in August that “there will be a president after this one, and I’m hopeful that that president will be a fine president.” But, the chorus of people calling on Ginsburg and her 75-year-old liberal colleague Stephen Breyer, to retire has grown louder in recent days and months, with several articles written by liberals advocating retirement while a Democratic president is in office.

Tennessee man charged in road-rage shooting KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is charged with two counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting a motorcyclist several times and backing his SUV into another — after almost hitting them as they exited an interstate. Rodney Lee Scott was jailed on a $1 million bond, the Knoxville County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday. Sheriff’s

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Bulldogs get win on road THE WORLD North Bend was able to wrap up it’s second win of the season up in Eugene by taking out Marist 44-31 on Tuesday. North Bend fell down 13-2 to start the game, but then went on a 15-3 run to take the lead midway through the second quarter. The Bulldogs finished the game on a 42-18 run. The Bulldogs were led by Matt Woods and his teamhigh 21 points. “Matt Woods had a great game. He played the way we need him to perform if we’re going to be the team we want to be,” North Bend head coach Tom Nicholls said. “Our philosophy is that it doesnt matter who, it doesn’t matter how, we just got to get it done.” Ty Roane added 13 points and Drew Matthews scored eight for the Bulldogs, who host Coquille on Friday. Bandon 70, Powers 48: the Tigers jumped out to a 16-3 lead after the first quarter and rolled to the road win. “Bandon is a quality team,” said Powers coach Matt Shorb. “I was proud of the way my kids responded. We came out on our heels a little bit against their press to start the game. We played hard the whole way and did some things right.” The Tigers got 13 points each from Tristian Davidson and John Wilhite. Evan Henson added 12 and Quentin Coomer scored nine. Jackson Stallard had 15 points and Tye Jackson added 11 for Powers. Austin Stallard scored nine. The Tigers are off until the Oakland tournament after Christmas, while Powers will play Reedsport in the opening round of the Dune Country Classic on Friday. Oakland 47, Coquille 44: The Oakers held off the host Red Devils in a wild finish. Coquille, playing with several players slowed by the flu, fell behind by 10 points in the second quarter, but battled back to take the lead in the fourth. Oakland got back-to-back 3-pointers to go back in front and held on, forcing a turnover when the Red Devils had the ball trailing by one point in the final 25 seconds. Coquille shot just 15-for-58 for the game, while Oakland hit 50 percent. Jeb Harper had 18 points and Roy Benzel added 13 for the Oakers. Terrence Edwards, out of the starting lineup because of the flu, had a team-best 18 points for Coquille, while Caleb Owens added 14. Brookings-Harbor 70, Myrtle Point 50: The Bruins stifled Myrtle Point’s outside shooting and hit eight 3-pointers of their own to win at home. “Defensively, they were definitely the toughest team we’ve played so far,” Myrtle Point coach Dave Larsen said. The Bobcats struggled in their first road game. “It was a big crowd and it was loud,” Larsen said. “(The Bruins) played pretty well together. They’re quick.” Justin Murray had 19 points and Ronnie Manley and Dexter Vaughn added 12 each for Brookings-Harbor. Cooper Stateler had 21 points and Thomas Nathan added 11 for the Bobcats. St. Mary’s 77, Reedsport 35: The Crusaders scored 32 points in the first quarter on the way to the win over the Braves at Medford. Connor Vinyard had 18 points for St. Mary’s. Tyler Tresch led the Braves with 11.

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Marshfield’s Hunter Olson drives to the basket during the game against Grants Pass on Tuesday. Olson scored a team-high 16 points, but the Pirates fell 50-46.

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COOS BAY — Marshfield lost its first home game of the season to Grants Pass 50-46 on Tuesday, dropping the Pirates to 1-2 on the young season. Marshfield never was able to rebound from getting outscored 22-12 in the second frame behind a 10-point quarter from the Cavemen’s JC McKinley. “We just need to execute more,” Marshfield’s Rylee Trendell said. “Our posts could score any time we wanted, but we couldn’t get them the ball.” Marshfield’s biggest struggle came on the wings out in the perimeter, and that rippled down to result in fewer opportunities for the Pirates’ post players. According to Marshfield head coach Doug Miles, Grants Pass

was the best perimeter defense the Pirates had seen so far on the year. The Pirates shoot a lot of threes in their offense, forcing them to live on the perimeter. Grants Pass’ aggressive defense — compounded with the Pirates not being able to adjust to how the officials were calling handchecking — allowed Grant Pass to force Marshfield’s wings further outside and out of position. “Everywhere we’ve gone, they haven’t let teams get into us. Today they did, which I’m okay with. They were very consistent, which is what I want,” Miles said. But with the wings forced back, entry passes to the post became increasingly treacherous and the Marshfield offense never responded. “We could never really get into our offense.” Miles said. “If the

wings break down and catch it on the 3-point line, then you can feed it into the post. Ironically, physical guard play took our posts out of the game.” When the Pirates were able to get the ball down to the post, their big guys thrived. Trendell finished with 10 points, all in the first three quarters. Hunter Olson added a team-high 16 alongside Trendell and was one of the more aggressive Pirates at getting to the basket. Being the hustle guy is quickly becoming his identity. “There’s not really a leader in general, so I’m just trying to do my part, bring some energy to our team, and get us going because we need it,” Olson said. Other than Trendell and Olson inside, Marshfield got eight points from point guard Justin Cooper — all coming in the fourth quarter —

and another seven from Austin Howerton. Marshfield is without starting point guard Jake Miles, Doug’s son, who has been out with a lingering back injury. Miles reaggravated the injury two days before the Pirates first game and was supposed to get his first few minutes of the season Tuesday, but Doug Miles chose to wait on his debut at least another game. The Pirates will head to North Valley on Friday and Tillamook on Monday before hosting the Marshfield Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Basketball Tournament Dec. 26-28. Until then, Olson and Marshfield know how to handle Tuesday’s defeat. “A loss is a loss,” Olson said. “We’ll get better from it. This is just a stepping stone to what we’ll be later.”

Lillard lifts Blazers at buzzer again CLEVELAND (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers kept it real simple with the game on the line. Just get the ball to Damian Lillard, and get out of the way. No need for any fancy calls when Lillard’s on the court. The point guard made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining, lifting Portland to a 119-116 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. “There is no explaining it,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “Damian had it going, so we ran it through him.” Lillard had a career-high eight 3pointers while scoring 36 points. The 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year also had a fadeaway jumper as time expired to give Portland a 111-109 overtime victory over Detroit on Sunday. “That was cold-blooded,” Cleveland guard Dion Waiters said. “We knew Lillard was getting the ball. That was a big-time shot.” Anderson Varejao’s tying basket for Cleveland with 7.1 seconds left prompted a Portland timeout. Lillard took the pass at mid-court, dribbled to the top of the key and buried the winning shot over Alonzo Gee from about 26 feet out. “He’s more capable of dribble-driving by you and finishing,” Cleveland coach Mike Brown said. “Their last game he drove by somebody and shot a pull-up. So you pick your poison.” Lillard had enough time to drive to the basket, but he decided to shoot from beyond the arc.

“I didn’t want to get in too deep because they’ve got some giants in there,” Lillard said. “And Alonzo Gee is a great athlete, so I didn’t want to drive on him. I gave him a move to get him off balance, and I wanted to be ready when I froze him.” Portland (22-4) has the best record in the NBA and is 11-0 against the Eastern Conference. The Blazers have won five straight and are 12-2 on the road. Kyrie Irving’s bid for a tying 3pointer from about 35 feet bounced off the back of the rim at the buzzer. Irving and Waiters scored 25 points apiece for Cleveland. LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 15 rebounds for Portland. Lillard’s 3-pointer with 5:47 remaining gave Portland a 104-101 lead. Lillard then found Wesley Matthews for another 3, and Aldridge’s jumper pushed the lead to 109-101 with 4:16 to play. Matthews made a 3-pointer and Aldridge scored to make it 114-104 with 2:15 remaining. Irving then scored nine straight points for the Cavaliers, including a three-point play with 33.8 seconds left that cut the lead to 116-114. After Aldridge missed in the lane, the Cavaliers called timeout with 16.5 seconds remaining. Irving drove into the lane and found Varejao, who tied the game.

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Portland’s Damian Lillard drives past Cleveland’s Matthew Dellavedova during the fourth quarter Tuesday.

Marshfield girls finish strong in win at Newport THE WORLD Marshfield’s girls basketballteam outscored Newport 18-8 in the fourth quarter to beat the host Cubs 45-37 on Tuesday in a game that had earlier been postponed by the recent winter storm. The Cubs entered the final quarter with a 29-27 lead, but Marshfield surged into control. “We put more pressure on them in the full court and they had trouble handling that and we did a better job than we have with taking care of the ball with the lead,” Marshfield coach Bruce Bryant said. Abby Thrall had four 3-pointers and a game-high 19 points for Marshfield. Jade Chavez added 10 points and Katelynn

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Rossback scored eight. Jasmine Wagner led Newport with 13. The Pirates trailed much of the game, but never let their energy waver. “We played really, really hard,” Bryant said. “That was the difference. The girls knew in the fourth quarter, it was time to make that push.” Coquille 47, Oakland 27: The Red Devils pulled away from the Oakers in the second half for the home win. Makala Edgar scored 13 points and Kaitlyn Hyatt added 12 for Coquille, which played with several players weakened by the flu. “We gutted it out,” said Coquille coach Tim GeDeros. The Red Devlis trailed 10-9 after the first quarter, but built a five-point halftime lead

and then outscored the Oakers 22-7 in the second half. Cora Gallop had 12 points for Oakland. Bandon 41, Pacific 32: The Tigers rallied in the second half to win on their home floor. Pacific led 23-14 at halftime and still was in front 28-23 entering the final quarter. “We didn’t play our game until the fourth quarter,” Bandon coach Amanda Duey said. In the final eight minutes, the Tigers were efficient on defense, which helped them turn the tide. Raelyn Freitag had 17 points and Ally Richert added eight for Bandon. Riley Engdahl had 16 points for Pacific. Brookings-Harbor 86, Myrtle Point 39: The Bruins feasted on mistakes by the

visiting Bobcats, including 32 turnovers, many leading to uncontested layins. The Bobcats, meanwhile, missed many layins of their own, coach Marty Stallard said. By the end of the game, five Bruins were in double figures: Francesca Farr with 15 points, Courtney Bay with 14, Mallory McDonald with 12, Drew Farmer with 12 and Iva Hart with 10. Amanda Harris led Myrtle Point with 10 points and Morgan Newton added eight. St. Mary’s 71, Reedsport 28: The host Crusaders jumped out to a 28-6 first-quarter lead and never looked back. Emily Alvarez hit four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 16 points for St. Mary’s. Gabby White had 11 points and Kayla Doane added eight for Reedsport.


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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 28 points and 12 assists, David Lee added 21 points and 17 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 104-93 on Tuesday night in Andre Iguodala’s long-awaited return. Iguodala finished with two points and two assists in 17 minutes after missing the previous 12 games with a right hamstring injury. The Warriors led by 10 points in the first quarter, 18 at halftime and 26 late in the third quarter. The Pelicans played without injured starters Anthony Davis (broken left hand) and Tyreke Evans (sprained left ankle). Ryan Anderson had 21 points and six rebounds and Jason Smith scored 12 for New Orleans, which has lost its first two games of a fivegame trip. The Warriors outshot the Pelicans 45.1 to 37.5 percent and outrebounded them 58 to 44 to control the game — for the most part — from start to finish. New Orleans made a brief run in the fourth quarter against Golden State’s backups before the starters returned and restored order. The Warriors went 5-7 after Iguodala injured his hamstring Nov. 22, losing three of its last four games. Thunder 105, Nuggets 93: Kevin Durant scored 30 points, powering the Thunder to their seventh consecutive victory. Durant had 30 or more points in a game for the 12th time this season, most in the NBA. He is averaging a

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Golden State’s Stephen Curry celebrates after scoring against New Orleans during the first half Tuesday. league-high 28.6 points. Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists for the Thunder. Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Denver had won 10 of 13. J.J. Hickson had 20 points and 14 rebounds, but the Nuggets dropped to 0-2 this season against Oklahoma City. Ty Lawson added 17 points and 13 assists. Lakers 96, Grizzlies 92: Kobe Bryant scored 21 points in his sixth game of the season, and the Lakers closed out a four-game road trip with a victory. Pau Gasol added 21 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who were coming off a 114-100 loss at Atlanta on Monday night. Nick Young

had 18 points, and Jodie Meeks finished with 13. Zach Randolph had 18 points and a season-high 16 rebounds for Memphis. The Grizzlies played without Mike Conley, who sat out after bruising his left thigh in Sunday’s loss to Minnesota. The Grizzlies led 69-67 in the fourth quarter before the Lakers went on a 17-4 run. Bryant played 32 minutes, matching his most action since returning from his torn left Achilles’ tendon. He was 9 for 18 from the field, both season highs, despite running the offense most of the night. Bobcats 95, Kings 87: Kemba Walker scored 24 points, helping Charlotte snap

a three-game losing streak. Gerald Henderson added 20 points and reserve Ramon Sessions scored 16 for the Bobcats, who went 8 for 17 from 3-point range. Walker also had five assists in his 10th game with at least 20 points. DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 17 rebounds for Sacramento, which shot 37.5 percent from the field. The Kings have dropped three of four. Kings forward Rudy Gay scored four points on 1-of-6 shooting in his worst game since he was acquired in a seven-player trade with Toronto on Dec. 9. He departed with 5:23 left in the third quarter due to right knee stiffness.

Artis, Carter return in Oregon victory EUGENE (AP) — The return of Dominic Artis has given Oregon a bounty of talented players, a problem coach Dana Altman is happy to have. Artis, last year’s starting point guard, returned from a nine-game suspension to score five points and grab eight rebounds in the No. 13 Ducks’ 91-63 win over UC Irvine on Tuesday night. The Ducks improved to 10-0 for the first time since 2006-07, when they started 13-0 and went on to win the Pac-10 and advance to the Elite Eight. Altman said the addition of Artis to Oregon’s deep roster is a “great problem” to have. “It’s a long season, and you have all kinds of adversity,” he added. With the added depth, it’s also easier to extend the defense with presses, Altman said. When asked if Artis would regain his starting job over Johnathan Loyd, who has played well for the Ducks, Altman said he was more concerned with who would make plays and finish games. “Having a lot of talent never seemed to be a problem on any team I’ve ever played on,” said Mike Moser, who had 15 points for Oregon. Artis and teammate Ben Carter were suspended for nine games for selling university-supplied apparel, a violation of NCAA rules.

BLAZERS From Page B1 “That was an offensive shootout by both teams,” Stotts said. “They made a great comeback to tie the game, but we keep finding a way to win. Obviously, Damian was fantastic.” Waiters scored 11 points in the fourth quarter. He missed the morning shootaround after banging knees with teammate Tyler Zeller in practice Monday. Lillard hit three 3-point-

Thaddeus Singleton III. Police say she and Singleton, LONDON — Novak who was married to Djokovic and Serena Hernandez’s cousin, had a Williams are the child together. International Tennis Federation’s world champi- BASEBALL ons for 2013. Yankees, Dodgers have Djokovic captured the to pay luxury tax men’s award NEW YORK — The New for the third York Yankees were hit with a s t ra i g h t $28 million luxury tax bill, year, and pushing their total past the Williams $250 million mark since the took the penalty began in 2003. honor for the According to Major fourth time. Djokovic started the year League Baseball calculations by winning a third straight sent to teams, the Los Australian Open and was Angeles Dodgers were the runner-up at Wimbledon only other team that exceedand the U.S. Open. The 26- ed the tax threshold this year year-old Serb finished the and must pay $11.4 million. season No. 2 in the ATP rank- Boston finished just under for the second straight year, ings with seven tour titles. The 32-year-old Williams coming in $225,666 shy of won the French Open and the $178 million mark. U.S. Open in 2013 to end the year No. 1 in the WTA rank- Japanese star wants to ings for the first time since pitch in major leagues 2009. TOKYO — Pitcher American twins Bob and Masahiro Tanaka wants to Mike Bryan were named move to Major League men’s doubles world cham- Baseball next season but his pions for the 10th time in 11 Japanese team doesn’t want years, while Sara Errani and to let him go. Roberta Vinci of Italy took MLB and Nippon the women’s doubles award. Professional Baseball’s new posting system caps the fee PRO FOOTBALL for players at $20 million, less than half what Japanese Saints cut Hartley after teams received for pitchers missed field goals Yu Darvish and Daisuke METAIRIE, La. — The Matsuzaka. Tanaka, a 25-year-old New Orleans Saints released kicker Garrett Hartley two right-hander, went 24-0 days after he had one field with a 1.27 ERA with the goal blocked and hooked Rakuten Golden Eagles of the another wide in a 27-16 loss Pacific League during the regular season. He will not at St. Louis. Hartley had been with the become eligible for free Saints since the middle of the agency until after the 2015 2008 season and made sev- season and can move to MLB eral crucial kicks during the before then only if the Eagles Saints’ 2009-10 run to a agree to post him. Super Bowl championship. The Saints have signed Orioles find new closer veteran kicker Shayne in free agent Balfour Graham to replace Hartley. BALTIMORE — Two Graham is a 12-year veteran weeks after trading their who played at Houston last closer to Oakland, the season. Baltimore Orioles agreed to a New Orlelans also will two-year, $15 million constart rookie Terron Armstead tract with former Athletics at left tackle in Sunday’s piv- closer Grant Balfour, accordotal NFC South clash with ing to a person familiar with Carolina. the deal. Balfour’s contract will not Broncos add Mincey to be completed until the rightboost depth on line hander passes a physical, the ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — person told The Associated The Denver Broncos bol- Press, speaking on condition stered their defensive line by of anonymity because the signing defensive end Jeremy transaction had not been Mincey, who was released by announced by the Orioles. Jacksonville after a fallingout with management last Yankees add Roberts and Thornton to roster week. NEW YORK — Making a Cincinnati punter will pair of thrifty deals to fill have surgery Friday holes on their roster, the New CINCINNATI — Kevin York Yankees agreed to a $2 Huber is scheduled for sur- million, one-year contract gery Friday on his broken jaw, with second baseman Brian a season-ending injury that Roberts and a $7 million, left the Bengals looking for two-year deal with left-hananother punter and holder to der Matt Thornton. The deals are contingent help them through their on the players passing physiplayoff surge. Huber was hurt during a cals, a person familiar with 30-20 loss in Pittsburgh on the agreements told The Sunday night. Terence Associated Press, speaking Garvin blocked him during on condition of anonymity Antonio Brown’s 67-yard because the contracts were punt return for a touchdown, not final. hitting Huber’s chin with the LACROSSE top of his helmet.

Artis led the Ducks with 3.2 assists per game last year as a freshman. Joseph Young led Oregon with 18 points on Tuesday. The Ducks made six of their first seven 3-pointers and led 28-12 after Young hit a 3 with about nine minutes left in the first half. The lead grew to as many

as 21 points and Oregon entered the break leading 4829. The game was never in question in the second half as the margin ballooned past 30. “We got dominated,” UC Irvine Coach Russell Turner said. “That wasn’t much fun. I give Oregon credit for that.” Will Davis II had 20 points

for the Anteaters (6-6) and Luke Nelson added 13 points, five rebounds and six assists. Nelson is a freshman from England, but Turner said he wasn’t surprised by his strong performance. “He’s going to have a very fine career,” Turner said. Young entered the game leading the Ducks with 19.4 points per game. He and Moser are among seven transfers on Oregon’s roster. The Ducks ranked second nationally in scoring at 89.1 points heading into Tuesday’s game. UC Irvine was picked first in the Big West Conference preseason media poll for the first time in 12 years. Last year, the Anteaters made the program’s first postseason appearance in 11 years, beating High Point in the first round of the CIT before losing to Oral Roberts. Chris McNealy scored 14 points for UC Irvine, which had four players averaging double figures coming into the game. The Anteaters have two freshman over 7 feet, including 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye, the tallest player in the nation. Ndiaye was limited by two early fouls, but finished with seven points, five rebounds and four blocks. “Mamadou has an impact on the game, both on offense and on defense when he’s out there,” Turner said.

ers within a span of 1:09 in the third quarter as the Blazers scored nine straight points to overcome a 69-61 deficit. The Blazers began their four-game trip with a 35point win in Philadelphia on Saturday in which they hit 21 3-pointers and followed that with two dramatic victories. They went 15 for 33 from long range against the Cavs. Cleveland scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter to take a 97-92 lead. Six points by Waiters and a 3pointer by Earl Clark

accounted for the run. The game featured two of the hottest players in the league. Irving was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 29 points in three games last week. Aldridge was named the West’s top player for the third time this season after averaging 25.5 points in the Blazers’ four wins last week. Cleveland has lost to Miami and Portland by a total of 10 points in its last two games. NOTES: Tuesday marked

the second career matchup between Irving and Lillard. The two faced off in Portland in January when Irving scored 31 points and Lillard was held to 13 in Cleveland’s 93-88 win. ... The Cavaliers scored 59 points in the first half, the most they have totaled in the first two quarters this season. ... The Blazers end their trip Wednesday against Minnesota. ... Portland rookie G C.J. McCollum, a Canton native, hasn’t played this season because of a broken left foot.

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Oregon forward Elgin Cook shoots against UC Irvine center John Ryan during the first half Tuesday.

Family of slain man files suit against Hernandez HARTFORD, Conn. — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been sued by the family of a man he’s accused of killing while police investigate the death of another person on the periphery of that case. The wrongful-death lawsuit was filed Monday in Superior Court in New Bedford, Mass., according to The Herald-News, based in nearby Fall River. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the June 17 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend. He is held without bail. Meanwhile, police are investigating the death of a Connecticut woman with ties to Hernandez. Tabitha Perry, who lived in Hernandez’s hometown, Bristol, was found unconscious and not breathing inside a Southington home. She died Monday. In June, Perry survived a car accident that killed Hernandez’s friend

Female goaltender is drafted by MLL team NEW YORK — Goaltender Devon Wills has become the first woman to be selected by a Major League Lacrosse team. The New York Lizards claimed Wills from the player pool. The move means Wills likely will have a chance to make the team at training camp in April. Wills is an assistant coach for the women’s team at Southern California, was a collegiate star at Dartmouth and helped the United States win gold in the 2009 and 2013 World Cups.

OLYMPICS White limits schedule in effort to get healthy COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Shaun White will only compete in slopestyle at this week’s World Cup snowboarding event, choosing to skip the halfpipe contest as he tries to get his ailing left ankle back to 100 percent. The two-time defending Olympic gold medalist was injured Saturday on the halfpipe at the Dew Tour, where he finished second to Greg Bretz. White then pulled out of Sunday’s slopestyle finals.


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NBC plans live coverage of top Olympic events NEW YORK (AP) — The first full day of February’s Sochi Olympics, American television viewers can watch a marquee event live from Russia — in the morning. In a shift from NBC’s coverage of past games outside North America, nearly every figure skating performance will air on cable during the day, with the key moments shown on tape delay on the main network that night as in previous Olympics. So if fans want to, they’ll see the women’s goldmedal-winning performance on NBCSN when it happens, instead of waiting until that evening. But they can also watch it again hours later, accompanied by the polished features that are the staple of NBC’s prime-time broadcasts. For years, the network’s argument for holding back the most high-profile events was that nighttime is when the most people are free to watch TV — and when advertisers and local affiliates benefit most. In one sense, nothing has changed. “First and foremost, our mission is to protect prime time — that’s still the No. 1 priority,” said Jim Bell, the

executive producer for NBC Olympics. But the other priority is to get more people to pay attention, and for those who already care to stick around longer. Meanwhile, technology kept evolving, and at the 2012 Summer Games in London, NBC started streaming every sport live online. The network discovered it didn’t hurt prime-time ratings — and may have even helped. “We think, based on London, those two goals align perfectly,” Bell said Tuesday. “We took a risk in streaming everything live from London. The biggest takeaway was we amplified and enhanced the audience’s Olympic experience.” Even with the success of the streaming in 2012, the network still received some criticism for not airing popular events live on TV.Especially on weekends, sports fans are used to watching important games in the early afternoon. And some people are unwilling or unable to log into the online broadcasts,which will again be available for every sport from Sochi. With the last Winter Olympics in Vancouver, NBC could broadcast figure skat-

ing live in prime time. But there is a nine-hour difference between Sochi and the U.S. Eastern time zone. The NBCSN figure skating coverage starts the morning of Feb. 8 with the new team event and goes through the pairs, ice dance and men’s and women’s short programs and free skates. Figure skating was the perfect sport for this experiment because it’s popular, lasts nearly the entire Olympics and doesn’t risk weather delays, Bell said. Hard-core fans will get to see every performance of the free skate, not just the last group as would typically air in prime time for a non-North American games. A separate announcing team will call the live broadcasts, with former Olympians Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir providing commentary. There won’t be much in the way of profiles, which will be saved for the night. Other networks still must wait until after the prime-time broadcasts to air highlights. The figure skating coverage is an opportunity to attract viewers to the network formerly known as Versus, which became part of

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Japan’s Asada Mao skates her free program to win the gold at the 2012 ISU figure skating Grand Prix Final event, at Iceberg stadium in Sochi, Russia. All figure skating will be shown live on TV in the U.S. during the Sochi Olympics, a switch from previous games. NBC Sports with the Comcast merger in January 2011. It has drawn strong ratings for popular events such as soccer at the London Olympics and the NHL playoffs, but its audience drops off sharply at other times. The channel is in approxi-

mately 80 million homes — about 70 percent of the country’s households with televisions. NBCSN will show 230 total hours of coverage across multiple sports from Sochi, which NBC said is a record for a cable channel. Its

broadcasts will include 16 men’s hockey games through the bronze-medal round. NBCSN will also broadcast live gold-medal coverage of events in bobsled, Nordic combined, cross-country skiing, speed skating and ski jumping.

Tackles — Jake Matthews, senior, 6-5, 305, Texas A&M; Cyrus Kouandjio, junior, 6-6, 310, Alabama. Guards — Cyril Richardson, senior, 6-5, 340, Baylor; David Yankey, senior, 6-5, 313, Stanford. Center — Bryan Stork, senior, 6-4, 300, Florida State. Wide receivers — Brandin Cooks, junior, 5-10, 186, Oregon State; Mike Evans, sophomore, 6-5, 225, Texas A&M. Tight end — Jace Amaro, junior, 6-5, 260, Texas Tech. All-purpose player — Jordan Lynch, senior, 60, 216, Northern Illinois. Kicker — Roberto Aguayo, redshirt freshman, 6-1, 203, Florida State. DEFENSE Ends — Michael Sam, senior, 6-2, 255, Missouri; Jackson Jeffcoat, senior, 6-5, 250, Texas. Tackles — Aaron Donald, senior, 6-0, 285, Pittsburgh; Will Sutton, senior, 6-1, 288, Arizona State. Linebackers — Anthony Barr, senior, 6-4, 248, UCLA; C.J. Mosley, senior, 6-2, 238, Alabama; Ryan Shazier, junior, 6-2, 230, Ohio State. Cornerbacks — Darqueze Dennard, senior, 511, 197, Michigan State; Lamarcus Joyner, senior, 5-8, 190, Florida State. Safeties — Cody Prewitt, junior, 6-2, 220, Mississippi; Deone Bucannon, senior, 6-1, 198, Washington State. Punter — Tom Hornsey, senior, 6-3, 210, Memphis. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Johnny Manziel, sophomore, Texas A&M. Running backs — Tre’ Mason, junior, Auburn; Bishop Sankey, junior, Washington. Tackles — Cameron Erving, junior, Florida State; Taylor Lewan, senior, Michigan. Guards — Gabe Jackson, senior, Mississippi State; Xavier Su’a-Filo, junior, UCLA. Center — Gabe Ikard, senior, Oklahoma. Wide receivers — Sammy Watkins, junior, Clemson; Davante Adams, sophomore, Fresno State. Tight end — Eric Ebron, junior, North Carolina. All-purpose player — Ty Montgomery, junior, Stanford. Kicker — Anthony Fera, senior, Texas. DEFENSE Ends — Vic Beasley, junior, Clemson; Shilique Calhoun, sophomore, Michigan State. Tackles — Timmy Jernigan, junior, Florida State; Kelcy Quarles, junior, South Carolina. Linebackers — Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford; Khalil Mack, senior, Buffalo; Chris Borland, senior, Wisconsin. Cornerbacks — Justin Gilbert, senior, Oklahoma State; Jason Verrett, senior, TCU. Safeties — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, junior, Alabama; Ahmad Dixon, senior, Baylor. Punter — Drew Kaser, sophomore, Texas A&M. THIRD TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — A.J. McCarron, senior, Alabama. Running backs — Carlos Hyde, senior, Ohio State; Ameer Abdullah, junior, Nebraska. Tackles — Jack Mewhort, senior, Ohio State; Gregory Robinson, sophomore, Auburn. Guards — John Urschel, senior, Penn State; Ryan Groy, senior, Wisconsin. Center — Reese Dismukes, junior, Auburn. Wide receivers — Allen Robinson, junior, Penn State; Jordan Matthews, senior, Vanderbilt. Tight end — Austin Seferian-Jenkins, junior, Washington. All-purpose player — Odell Beckham Jr., junior, LSU. Kicker — Jeff Budzien, senior, Northwestern. DEFENSE Ends — Marcus Smith, senior, Louisville; Jeremiah Attaochu, senior, Georgia Tech. Tackles — Ra’Shede Hageman, senior, Minnesota; Leonard Williams, sophomore, Southern California. Linebackers —Shayne Skov, senior, Stanford; Max Bullough, senior, Michigan State; Denicos Allen, senior, Michigan State. Cornerbacks — Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, junior, Oregon; Vernon Hargreaves III, freshman, Florida. Safeties — Jimmie Ward, senior, Northern Illinois; Ty Zimmerman, senior, Kansas State. Punter — Austin Rehkow, freshman, Idaho.

34 16 15 3 35 78 95 Nashville Winnipeg 36 15 16 5 35 95 106 Pacific GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 36 24 7 5 53 116 91 Los Angeles 35 23 8 4 50 97 68 San Jose 34 21 7 6 48 112 84 Vancouver 36 20 10 6 46 100 86 Phoenix 33 18 10 5 41 105 103 Calgary 34 13 16 5 31 86 108 Edmonton 36 11 22 3 25 93 123 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2, SO Boston 2, Calgary 0 Buffalo 4, Winnipeg 2 Florida 3, Toronto 1 Montreal 3, Phoenix 1 Anaheim 5, Detroit 2 Philadelphia 5, Washington 2 San Jose 4, St. Louis 2 Chicago 3, Nashville 1 Dallas 3, Colorado 2 Los Angeles 3, Edmonton 0 Today’s Games Ottawa at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Thursday’s Games Boston at Buffalo, 4 p.m. Phoenix at Toronto, 4 p.m. Columbus at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Florida at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m. Calgary at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. Nashville at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. Montreal at St. Louis, 5 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Edmonton at Colorado, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.

Scoreboard On The Air Today NBA Basketball — Indiana at Miami, 4 p.m., ESPN; Portland at Minnesota, 5 p.m., KHSN (1230 AM); Chicago at Houston, 6:30 p.m., ESPN. Men’s College Basketball — Texas at North Carolina, 4 p.m., ESNP2; San Francisco at St. John’s, 5 p.m., Fox Sports 1; Stanford at Connecticut, 6 p.m., ESPN2; Northwestern at Baylor, 6:30 p.m., Root Sports. Women’s College Basketball — Mississippi at Baylor, 4 p.m., Root Sports. Hockey — Pittsburgh at New York Rangers, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network. Thursday, Dec. 19 Men’s College Basketball — Iona at Daytona, 4 p.m., NBC Sports Network; Duke vs. UCLA, 4:30 p.m., ESPN. NBA Basketball — Chicago at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m., TNT; San Antonio at Golden State, 7:30 p.m., TNT. College Volleyball — NCAA Semifinals, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., ESPN2. Friday, Dec. 20 High School Girls Basketball — North Valley at Marshfield, 7 p.m., KMHS (1420 AM). High School Boys Basketball — Marshfield at North Valley, 7 p.m., KMHS (91.3 FM). NBA Basketball — Houston at Indiana, 5 p.m., ESPN; Minnesota at Los Anglees Lakers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN. Men’s College Basketball — Southern Methodist at Wyoming, 6 p.m., Root Sports. College Football — NCAA Division I semifinals, 5 p.m., ESPN2.

Local Schedule Today High School Girls Basketball — Siuslaw at Elmira, 7 p.m. High School Boys Basketball — Elmira at Siuslaw, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 High School Girls Basketball — Gold Beach at St. Mary’s, 5:30 p.m. High School Boys Basketball — Gold Beach at St. Mary’s, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 High School Girls Basketball — Coquille at North Bend, 6 p.m.; North Valley at Marshfield, 7 p.m.; Dune Country Classic at Reedsport: Days Creek vs. Waldport, 2:30 p.m.; Powers vs. Reedsport, 6 p.m.; Hometown Hardware Holiday Tournament at Myrtle Point: Glide vs. Eagle Point, 3:45 p.m.; South Umpqua vs. Myrtle Point, 7 p.m.; Siuslaw at North Eugene, 7 p.m. High School Boys Basketball — Coquille at North Bend, 7:30 p.m.; Marshfield at North Valley, 7 p.m.; Dune Country Classic at Reedsport: Days Creek vs. Waldport, 4:15 p.m.; Powers vs. Reedsport, 7:45 p.m.; Hometown Hardware Holiday Tournament at Myrtle Point: Glide vs. Eagle Point, 2 p.m.; South Umpqua vs. Myrtle Point, 5:15 p.m.; North Eugene at Siuslaw, 7 p.m. High School Swimming — Cottage Grove at Marshfield, 3 p.m. High School Wrestling — Bay City Duals at Marshfield, TBA. W o m e n ’ s C o l l e g e B a s k e t b a l l — SWOCC crossover: SWOCC vs. Olympic, noon; Tacoma vs. Treasure Valley, 2 p.m.; Everett vs. Umpqua, 4 p.m.; Pierce vs. Columbia Basin, 6 p.m. M e n ’ s C o l l e g e B a s k e t b a l l — SWOCC vs. Shoreline at Tacoma Crossover, 5 p.m.

High School Results BASKETBALL GIRLS

Marshfield 45, Newport 37 Marshfield 11 5 10 18 — 45 Newport 6 12 11 8 — 37 MARSHFIELD (45): Abby Thrall 19, Jade Chavez 10, Katelynn Rossback 8, Tracee Scott 4, Baily Garrett 3, Savannah Thurman 1, Carli Clarkson, Desi Guirado. NEWPORT (37): Jasmine Wagner 13, Brianna Thompson 10, Sophia Solano 6, Krysta Henderson 2, Kortney Kurmins-Hahn 2, Matlyn Miller 2, Megan Schones 2, Jaclyn Hale, Katie Losier, Alycia Spencer.

Coquille 47, Oakland 27 10 10 5 2 — 27 Oakland 9 16 14 8 — 47 Coquille OAKLAND (27): Cora Gallop 12, Gabby Arts 5, Mariah Young 4, Beth Patt 2, Kayla Rushing 2, Emma Gibbs 1, Michaella Black, Mikayla Groothuis, Chantel Hall, Hannah Harper, Savanna Rikard. COQUILLE (47): Makala Edgar 13, Kaitlyn Hyatt 12, Marina Wilson 8, Tara Edwards 6, Ashley Thompson 4, Katie Davidson 2, Tori Renard 2, Maddy Grant, Esabella Mahlum, Cydnee Mock.

Brookings-Harbor 86, Myrtle Point 39 Myrtle Point 10 13 8 8 — 39 Brookings-Harbor 13 27 28 18 — 86 MYRTLE POINT (39): Amanda Harris 10, Morgan Newton 8, Grace Hermann 5, Lyndzi Robbins 5, Christynn Evans 4, Karissa Henshaw 4, Bethany Meyer 3, Aby Acuna, Marissa Dollarhyde, Madison McNeely, Alex Miller. BROOKINGS-HARBOR (86): Francesca Farr 15, Courtney Bay 14, Mallory McDonald 12, Drew Farmer 12, Iva Hart 10, Alaura Marrington 8, Brenna Clarke 4, Courtney Kay 4, Jordyn Keys 4, Courtney Watwood 2, Vanessa Hernandez 1, Sophie Landau.

Bandon 41, Pacific 32 Pacific 9 14 5 4 — 32 Bandon 7 7 9 18 — 41 PACIFIC (32): Riley Engdahl 16, Brittany

Figueroa 6, Autumn Althof 3, Marina Byrne 3, Alecia Finley 2, Andee Keeler 2, Hannah Miller, Hannah Wallace. BANDON (41): Raelyn Freitag 17, Ally Richert 8, Liza Skeie 5, Savannah Williams 5, Toni Hall 4, Kori Nemec 2, Dani Cox, Alana Hultin, Krista Peters, Bianca Salcido.

St. Mary’s 71, Reedsport 28 Reedsport 6 6 8 8 — 28 St. Mary’s 28 20 14 9 — 71 REEDSPORT (28): Gabby White 11, Kayla Doane 8, Hailee Abraham 5, Bailey Tymchuk 3, Destany Anderson 1, Ruby Cardoso, Bethany Hedges, Evee Kessler, Brittany Manicke, Alicia Osorio. ST. MARY’S (71): Emily Alvarez 16, Dakotah Rothfus 11, Mary Beth Barnum 10, Rose Alvarez 9, Viv Juncal 8, Elise Vasey 8, Sam Weiland 6, Meg Vasey 2, Ellie Hough 1, Sabrina Miller. BOYS

Grants Pass 50, Marshfield 46 4 22 9 15 — 50 Grants Pass Marshfield 7 12 10 17 — 46 GRANTS PASS (50): Micah Johnson 12, JC McKinley 10, Kirkland Meadows 9, Sean Brooks 8, Brian Luther 5, Larry Cotton 4, Sean Ryan 2. MARSHFIELD (46): Hunter Olson 16, Rylee Trendell 10, Justin Cooper 8, Austin Howerton 7, Andrew Sharp 5, Kasey Banks, Ty Bunnell, Juan Caballero, Kody Dean.

North Bend 44, Marist 31 9 19 10 6 — 44 North Bend 13 6 3 9 — 31 Marist NORTH BEND (44): Matt Woods 21, Ty Roane 13, Drew Matthews 8, Brody Lucero 2, Zach Wallace, Luke Lucero, Levi Rider. MARIST (31): Nick Mack 9, Chandler Potter 8, Aaron Hamachen 7, A.J. Bartko 6, Jonah Saraceno 1, Austin Owen, Ben Olive, Sean Dorsey, Ty Shackleford, Anthony Finn.

Bandon 70, Powers 48 Bandon 16 20 14 20 — 70 Powers 3 13 14 18 — 48 BANDON (70): Tristian Davidson 13, John Wilhite 13, Evan Henson 12, Quentin Coomer 9, Shawn Peters 6, Derik Cox 5, Mason Berry 4, Logan Shea 4, Mitchell Brown 2. POWERS (48): Jackson Stallard 15, Tye Jackson 11, Austin Stallard 9, James Clauson 5, Devin MacKensen 4, Aaron Pedrick 3, Jaron MacDonald 1.

Oakland 47, Coquille 44 13 9 13 12 — 47 Oakland Coquille 7 13 11 13 — 44 OAKLAND (47): Jeb Harper 18, Roy Benzel 13, Michael Yard 7, Austin Baimbridge 5, Chad Bebeau 2, Austin NIx 2, Toby Blum, Joey DixonMagnus, Kincaid Jones, Zach VanDeHey. COQUILLE (44): Terrence Edwards 18, Caleb Owens 14, Drew Piburn 5, Brad Romine 3, Brandon Bowen 2, Zach Breitkreutz 2, Kai Griggs, Austin Layton, Joe Scolari.

Brookings-Harbor 70, Myrtle Point 50 Myrtle Point 10 10 15 15 — 50 Brookings-Harbor 19 16 18 17 — 70 MYRTLE POINT (50): Cooper Stateler 21, Thomas Nathan 11, Taylor Fischer 8, Kenden Findley 6, Jake Miller 2, Billy Strain 2. BROOKINGS-HARBOR (70): Justin Murray 19, Ronnie Manley 12, Dexter Vaughn 12, Derek Hodge 9, Calvin Watwood 9, David Daniels 4, Alec Darger 2, Christian Edwards 2, Cody Burroughs, Shaine Graham, George Hogan.

St. Mary’s 77, Reedsport 35 7 10 14 4 — 35 Reedsport St. Mary’s 32 16 12 17 — 77 REEDPSORT (32): Tyler Tresch 11, Chris James 6, Mike Mitchell 4, Kuahman Perez-Murray 4, Shallon Zehe 4, Haden Sams 2, Prerak Bhakta, Marquese Williams. ST. MARY’S (77): Connor Vinyard 18, Kade Benton 15, Michael Gambee 15, Eli Conway 9, Nicholas Van Valkenburg 6, Kele Eaton 5, Sam Hough 5, Zach Lewis 2, Hunter Rothfus 2.

Pro Basketball NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W Boston 12 9 Toronto Brooklyn 9 New York 7 7 Philadelphia Southeast Division W Miami 18 Atlanta 13 Charlotte 11 Washington 10 Orlando 8 Central Division W Indiana 20 12 Detroit Chicago 9 Cleveland 9 5 Milwaukee WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W 19 San Antonio Houston 16 Dallas 14 New Orleans 11 Memphis 10 Northwest Division W Portland 22 Oklahoma City 20 Denver 14 Minnesota 12 6 Utah Pacific Division W L.A. Clippers 17 14 Phoenix

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14 12 .538 3 12 13 .480 4 1/2 7 16 .304 8 1/2 Tuesday’s Games Portland 119, Cleveland 116 Charlotte 95, Sacramento 87 L.A. Lakers 96, Memphis 92 Oklahoma City 105, Denver 93 Golden State 104, New Orleans 93 Today’s Games Utah at Orlando, 4 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 4 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto, 4 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 4:30 p.m. Sacramento at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. Washington at Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 5 p.m. New York at Milwaukee, 5 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Chicago at Houston, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Chicago at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Golden State L.A. Lakers Sacramento

Blazers 119, Cavaliers 116 PORTLAND (119): Batum 3-13 6-6 14, Aldridge 11-22 4-6 26, Lopez 4-4 0-0 8, Lillard 11-23 6-7 36, Matthews 6-10 4-4 19, Williams 3-8 2-2 9, Freeland 0-0 0-0 0, Robinson 2-7 0-0 4, Wright 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 41-92 22-25 119. CLEVELAND (116): Gee 1-2 2-2 5, Thompson 711 1-4 15, Bynum 6-12 1-2 13, Irving 9-22 4-4 25, Miles 4-8 0-0 8, Waiters 11-19 1-1 25, Varejao 2-7 1-2 5, Jack 5-14 1-1 12, Clark 1-4 0-0 3, Bennett 11 0-0 2, Dellavedova 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 48-102 1116 116. Portland 26 29 37 27—119 Cleveland 28 31 29 28—116 3-Point Goals_Portland 15-33 (Lillard 8-12, Matthews 3-6, Batum 2-8, Williams 1-3, Wright 14), Cleveland 9-17 (Irving 3-7, Waiters 2-2, Jack 11, Gee 1-1, Dellavedova 1-2, Clark 1-3, Miles 0-1). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Portland 62 (Aldridge 15), Cleveland 51 (Varejao, Bynum 9). Assists_Portland 26 (Lillard 10), Cleveland 26 (Irving 10). Total Fouls_Portland 16, Cleveland 17. Technicals_Portland defensive three second. A_15,689 (20,562).

Pro Football NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 10 4 0 .714 369 Miami 8 6 0 .571 310 N.Y. Jets 6 8 0 .429 246 Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 300 South W L T Pct PF y-Indianapolis 9 5 0 .643 338 Tennessee 5 9 0 .357 326 Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 221 Houston 2 12 0 .143 253 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 9 5 0 .643 354 Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 296 Pittsburgh 6 8 0 .429 321 4 10 0 .286 288 Cleveland West W L T Pct PF 11 3 0 .786 535 x-Denver x-Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 399 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 Oakland 4 10 0 .286 295 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 8 6 0 .571 364 Dallas 7 7 0 .500 393 N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 251 Washington 3 11 0 .214 305 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 10 4 0 .714 359 Carolina 10 4 0 .714 328 4 10 0 .286 258 Tampa Bay Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 309 North W L T Pct PF Chicago 8 6 0 .571 406 7 6 1 .536 353 Green Bay Detroit 7 7 0 .500 362 4 9 1 .321 363 Minnesota West W L T Pct PF 12 2 0 .857 380 x-Seattle San Francisco 10 4 0 .714 349 Arizona 9 5 0 .643 342 St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 316 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Monday’s Game San Diego 27, Denver 20 Sunday, Dec. 22 Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 10 a.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 10 a.m. Denver at Houston, 10 a.m. Miami at Buffalo, 10 a.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 10 a.m. Dallas at Washington, 10 a.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 10 a.m. Minnesota at Cincinnati, 10 a.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 10 a.m. Arizona at Seattle, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 1:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 1:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 1:25 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Atlanta at San Francisco, 5:40 p.m.

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College Football Bowl Schedule Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (76), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), 12:30 p.m. (ABC) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 11:30 a.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), 9 a.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 12:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 3:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 7:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 8:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 12:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 3:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 7:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 9:30 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 11 a.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), 9 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), 9 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 10 a.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 4:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

All-Americans The Associated Press All-America Team FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Jameis Winston, redshirt freshman, 6-foot-4, 229 pounds, Florida State. Running backs — Andre Williams, senior, 6-0, 227, Boston College; Ka’Deem Carey, junior, 5-10, 196, Arizona.

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Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Signed RHP Shunsuke Watanabe to a minor league contract. Released the contract of RHP Chris Carpenter to Yakult (Nippon) for cash. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with C Matt Treanor on a minor league contract. HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Albers on a one-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Charlie Furbush on a one-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with INF Steve Tolleson on a minor league contract. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Named Willie Fraser and Gary Pellant advance scouts; Chris Smith, Ron Mahay, Peter Bergeron and Greg Booker scouts, and special assistants, player personnel Josh Bard and Aaron Sele will expand their duties to include pro scouting. Named Hidenori Sueyoshi senior manager, international scouting operations; Rafael Colon special advisor, international player performance and Juan Garcia-Puig as a scout for Spain. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW YORK KNICKS — Recalled G Chris Smith from Erie (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Waived S Sean Cattouse. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed P Kevin Huber on injured reserve. Signed P Shawn Powell. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Waived WR Armanti Edwards and CB Chris Owens. DALLAS COWBOYS — Placed LB Justin Durant on injured reserve. Released RB George Winn from the practice squad. Re-signed LB Orie Lemon from the practice squad. DENVER BRONCOS — Agreed to terms with DE Jeremy Mincey. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Placed LB Pat Angerer on injured reserve. Agreed to terms with RB Shaun Draughn. Signed G Zach Allen to the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed WR Cecil Shorts and G Will Rackley on injured reserve. Signed C Patrick Lewis from Cleveland’s practice squad. Signed G Drew Nowak from the practice squad. Signed DE D’Aundre Reed to the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Released S D.J. Campbell. Claimed DB Jalil Brown off waivers from Indianapolis. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released RB Joe Banyard. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Released K Garrett Hartley. NEW YORK GIANTS — Placed CB Corey Webster on injured reserve. Signed WR Julian Talley from the practice squad. Signed RB Kendall Gaskins to the practice squad. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Placed LB LaMarr Woodley on injured reserve. Signed LB Jamaal Westerman. TENNESSEE TITANS — Released QB John Skelton. Signed QB Tyler Wilson. SOCCER Major League Soccer PORTLAND TIMBERS — Acquired a 2014 fourth-round SuperDraft pick from Houston for the rights to D David Horst. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES — Traded D Justin Morrow to Toronto FC for allocation money. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC — Traded F Eddie Johnson to D.C. United for allocation money. COLLEGE HAMPTON — Named Connell Maynor football coach. MIAMI (OHIO) — Named George Barnett offensive co-coordinator and offensive line coach, Eric Koehler offensive co-coordinator and quarterbacks coach and Pat Welsh tight ends coach.


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Cooks receives All-America status from AP

The Associated Press

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday throws to a receiver during warmups before the start of an October game. The Cougars face Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.

Backs play key role for Cougars Short passes serve same role as running plays in Leach’s Air Raid offense ■

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach disputes the notion that running backs are underutilized in his Air Raid offense. Washington State may run the ball less than half as much as the Cougars’ opponents, but the running backs catch a lot of passes. “They are the best athletes out there, with rare exceptions,” Leach said this week as Washington State (6-6) prepared to face Colorado State (7-6) in Saturday’s New Mexico Bowl. “You have to get running backs the football.” This season, the Cougars’ ground game — led by Marcus Mason, Teondray Caldwell and Jeremiah Laufasa — accounted for 704 yards on 224 carries. Opponents amassed 2,210 yards on 500 carries. But those three players combined to catch 83 passes for 542 yards. Mason, a junior, is a real dual threat. He led the team in rushing with 424 yards, on an average of 5.1 yards per carry. He also caught 49 passes for 372 yards. Even though he doesn’t talk much, Mason has also become a team leader. “He is a guy you could lean on,”

Leach said. “He’s very dependable.” But there is little doubt that the Cougars remain a pass-first team as they head to their first bowl game since 2003. This season they threw the ball 698 times, completing 433 passes for 4,374 yards and 30 touchdowns. Record-setting quarterback Connor Halliday did most of that work. “He’s finally started enough games to develop into a really good college quarterback,” Leach said of Halliday, a junior who shared the starter duties with Jeff Tuel last season. Halliday’s efforts started at the end of last season, when he took a leadership role in offseason conditioning. “He immersed himself in the weight room and enthusiastically committed to it,” Leach said. Other players followed. Leadership is important for the Cougars, who remain primarily a team of freshman and sophomores in Leach’s second season at the helm. It was particularly important because the Cougars played one of the toughest schedules in the nation — Leach contends it was the toughest — including games against Auburn, Stanford, Oregon, Southern California and Arizona State. “We went through murderer’s row this year,” he said. The team might have crumbled dur-

ing a three-game, mid-season losing streak when they were pounded by Oregon State, Oregon and Arizona State, Leach said. Instead, they rallied to win two of their final three games to qualify for a bowl. “We improved each week,” Leach said. “Nobody took their eye off the pass.” Qualifying for a bowl game is important to a program that hasn’t had a winning record since 2003. First there are the extra practices to prepare for the game, Leach said. It is also an aid to recruiting. “Extra practices are way more important than people realize,” Leach said. Leach took Texas Tech to 10 consecutive bowl games during his decade as coach there. He said the challenges at Texas Tech, in remote Lubbock, are not that different from the challenges at remote Pullman. In fact, it is easier to fly into nearby Spokane than it was to fly into Lubbock, Leach said. And being in the Pac-12 helps Washington State recruit in the huge and fertile Southern California market. “Every (football player) in Los Angeles has heard of Washington State,” Leach said. “We have an identity in that location.”

Eagles try to bounce back on defense PHILADELPHIA (AP) — All that progress the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense made over two months vanished in one day. It doesn’t mean they’re back to the beginning. Led by Matt Cassel and a thirdstring running back making his first career start, the Minnesota Vikings scored 48 points against Philadelphia on Sunday. Cassel exposed the secondary with deep throws, connecting with veteran Greg Jennings 11 times for 163 yards on his way to a 382-yard passing performance. The Eagles (8-6) hadn’t allowed more than 21 points in the previous nine games since Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos scored 52 against them — 38 off the defense and 14 off special teams — in Week 4. “I think it was a bad day, but I think you always have your strengths and weaknesses,” defensive coordinator Billy Davis said Tuesday. “We’ve said all along we’ve got so much more to do. This is Year One. We have had a lot of success that probably was unexpected. “But the weaknesses, nothing has really changed. We just continue to try to get better and better as we go. We did walk into a bad game, a good Minnesota team. We have to learn from it and respond to it. I believe they will respond in the right way.” The defense faced a team missing its best offensive player, reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson, and his backup, Toby Gerhart. But Matt Asiata ran for three touchdowns in their absence. Cassel took advantage of a depleted secondary with six pass plays of 20-plus yards, and several third-down conversions. Cornerbacks Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher struggled along with safeties Patrick Chung and Nate Allen. The Eagles sorely missed rookie safety Earl Wolff, who didn’t play

cornerback Lamarcus Joyner — to give the top-ranked Seminoles more than any other school. Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan made the second team, along with offensive tackle Cameron Erving. The Seminoles had six players on the three teams, the most of any school. No. 2 Auburn, which plays Florida State on Jan. 6 in the BCS championship game in Pasadena, Calif., placed Heisman finalists Tre’ Mason on the second team at running back and offensive lineman Reese Dismukes and Gregory Robinson on the third team. Texas A&M Heisman finalist Johnny Manziel, last year’s Heisman winner and All-American quarterback, made the second team. Alabama’s AJ McCarron, another Heisman finalist, is the third-team quarterback for the second consecutive season. The first-team receivers are Cooks, the Biletnikoff award winner who leads the nation in yards receiving (139.2 per game), and Texas A&M’s Mike Evans, who is averaging 20.3 yards a catch. Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro is the first-team tight end. The senior leads all tight ends in catches (98) and yards (1,240). Joining Stork on the offensive line are Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews and Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, as well as Baylor guard Cyril Richardson and Stanford guard David Yankey. Richardson and Yankey were second-team All-Americans last season. Mosley and Sutton are on the first-team defense with Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who wo n t h e Na g u rs k i a n d Bednarik awards as the nation’s best defensive player and the Outland and Lombardi as the country’s best lineman. Missouri’s Michael Sam, the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year, and Jackson Jeffcoat, the Big 12 defensive player of the year, are the defensive ends. UCLA’s Anthony Barr and Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier round out the linebackers. Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard, one of the leaders of the nation’s top-ranked defense, is the other cornerback with Joyner. The safeties are Mississippi’s Cody Prewitt and Washington State’s Deone Bucannon. Tom Hornsey of Memphis made the first team as the punter. Florida State helped the Atlantic Coast Conference put six players on the first team, to match the Pac-12 and SEC for the most from any conference.

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Minnesota wide receiver Greg Jennings, left, runs away from Philadelphia defenders on a 57-yard touchdown reception in the first half Sunday. because of a knee injury. Nickel cornerback Brandon Boykin sustained a concussion during the game. “I have never coached in a game where we didn’t have multiple errors. I don’t think anybody has. It just doesn’t happen,” Davis said. “There’s always the little things you have to tighten up and get better. When you lose, a lot of times the mistakes you make, they’re found. You always have to correct them. You have to be really tight in your coverage and your assignment and doing your job.” Things won’t get easier for the defense this week against Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears (8-6). Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery have combined for 170 receptions, 2,450 yards receiving and 17 TDs. Matt Forte has 1,200 yards rushing and 522 more receiving on 66 catches, and he’s scored nine TDs combined. “It’s a huge challenge for us,” Davis

said. “Chicago might be one of the most talented offenses we face. Big, physical Pro Bowl receivers, two of them. They have a tight end who is a big, athletic passing tight end. “The running back is as rounded as any running back we’ve faced. His pass protection is great. He runs the ball well. He catches out of the backfield well. The offensive line is young on one side, but it’s getting better and better as we go. The quarterback can make all the throws. This is overall our biggest test.” The good news for the Eagles is the game might not mean much in the standings other than playoff seeding, a No. 3 or 4. They have a one-game lead over Dallas (7-7) in the NFC East. If the Cowboys beat the Redskins in an earlier game, the division winner will be decided when the Eagles play at Dallas next week. If the Cowboys lose, however, the Eagles can clinch with a victory over Chicago.

Longtime Jacksonville center plans to retire JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars center Brad Meester is retiring after 14 seasons, walking away with franchise records for games played and started. Meester announced his

NEW YORK (AP) — A tackle-machine linebacker, a tackle-busting running back and one of the most disruptive defensive tackles in the country made return appearances on The Associated Press All-America team. Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton were selected to the first team for the second straight season. They were joined on the first team by Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks. Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was on the third team. Cooks also was as a firstteam selection by both Sports Illustrated and CBS Sportsline on Tuesday. The Associated Press AllAmerica teams were released Tuesday and selected by a panel of AP college football poll voters. Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston from Florida State added All-American to his resume after a spectacular redshirt freshman season. Heisman finalists Andre Williams from Boston College and Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch also made the first team. Williams joins Carey in the backfield and Lynch, the dual-threat quarterback, was chosen as an all-purpose player. Carey, a junior, is second in the nation in rushing after leading last year, but said he thinks he’s a better player now. “I worked hard to improve my speed and strength in the offseason while keeping my speed,” Carey said. “I put on 10 pounds of weight and I think that’s helped my durability. I also wanted to be a better blocker away from the ball. Blocking for our quarterback and our receivers is key to our system and it’s important that I do my part even when I’m not carrying the ball.” Carey and Williams are set to compete on the same field this bowl season when Arizona and Boston College meet in the Advocare V100 Bowl in Shreveport, La., on Dec. 31. It will mark the first time since the 1977 Rose Bowl that two players selected first-team AP AllAmerica at running back then faced off in a bowl. That game featured Michigan’s Rob Lytle and Southern California’s Ricky Bell. Mosley, a senior, was the leading tackler for a defense that ranked fifth in the country in yards allowed per game. Sutton, a senior, was named Pac-12 defensive player of the year for the season straight season. Winston, a landslide Heisman winner last week, is joined on the first team by three Florida State teammates — center Bryan Stork, kicker Roberto Aguayo and

intentions Wednesday, saying Sunday’s game against Tennessee will be his home finale. The Jaguars (4-10) end the season at Indianapolis on Dec. 29. A second-round draft pick in 2000, the 36-year-

old Meester has played his e n t i re c a re e r in Jacksonville. He is the only person to play for every coach in franchise history: Tom Coughlin (2000-02), Jack Del Rio (2003-11), Mike Mularkey (2012) and

Gus Bradley (2013). With Meester in the middle and making all the line calls, the Jaguars became one of the league’s top rushing attacks during his tenure. He has started 207 career games, including the last 88.

Lyerla loses bid to train in Las Vegas EUGENE (AP) — A judge has denied former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla’s request to train in Las Vegas for next year’s NFL draft while he is awaiting trial on a drug charge in Oregon. Lyerla is facing a felony cocaine possession charge stemming from an arrest on Oct. 23. Lane County Circuit Court judge Jay McAlpin on Tuesday denied Lyerla’s request to live and train under Dwight Ross of Performance Athletics in Nevada. Lyerla announced he was leaving Oregon on Oct. 6 after a one-game suspension for violating unspecified team rules. He declined to enter the Drug Court program, which gives offenders a chance to have their charges dismissed if they complete treatment for addiction, and efforts since to settle the case have been unsuccessful. The two sides meet again on Dec. 27.

Cocaine played role in death of former Husky SEATTLE — The death of former first-round NFL draft pick Reggie Rogers has been linked to cocaine. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday that Rogers’ death in October was due to a combination of cocaine and alcohol intoxication. Officials determined his death was accidental. Rogers was a former star at the University of Washington and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1987 ahead of Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson and quarterback Jim Harbaugh. His NFL career stalled after he was sentenced to prison for a car crash that killed three teenagers. Rogers’ older brother followed a similar path from college stardom to the NFL to tragedy. Don Rogers, who played two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, died of a heart attack linked to drug use in 1986.


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Tips to avoid “turkey flu” this holiday season For years, Liz Tarditi’s mother tried to kill her family with turkey. Not intentionally, of course, but invariably sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas someone in the family developed flu-like symptoms. Mother blamed it on the weather EVERYDAY a n d CHEAPSKATE whatever influenza w a s going a ro u n d , but the truth is they suff e r e d f r o m m i l d Mary food poisoning Hunt t h a t required weeks to fully recover. Tarditi, a professional personal chef, says the way to avoid “the flu” and make sure the holidays are as healthy as they are happy is to practice safe food handling techniques when preparing the Thanksgiving turkey. Conquer the bacteria. Most poultry contain small amounts of salmonella bacteria that, when ingested, can result in a variety of afflictions all the way from slight illness to death. The way to kill the salmonella in food is with heat and on surfaces with an antibacterial agent. Make it yo urs elf. Every kitchen needs an effective antibacterial solution. But don’t spend $6 for a 12-ounce bottle of cleaner. Make it yourself: One gallon of 70 F (cool) water plus one teaspoon of liquid bleach. Any warmer and the bleach evaporates; more bleach will harm some surfaces and fabrics. Don’t get obsessive, just measure carefully and stick with this perfect, dirt-cheap recipe that will not harm wood, paint, marble or fabric. Sanitize liberally. Regularly sanitize all kitchen surfaces with this bleach water, particularly those that may have come in contact with raw poultry, including the inside of the refrigerator. P ro p e r p re p . Clean out your refrigerator before you go shopping for a turkey. Make a place for a large sheet pan to catch the raw runoff drippings while it sits in the fridge. Leave the turkey wrapped and place it in the fridge on the sheet pan. Even sealed in plastic, it will drip. Let the frozen turkey thaw naturally. It will take one day per five pounds. No th awi ng sh ortcu ts. Don’t take the frozen turkey out and leave it on the counter to speed thaw. Don’t try to quick-thaw it by placing it into the oven at a low temperature, or in a sink of water. Don’t “blast” it at 500 F for three hours before company arrives. Thawing a turkey any other way than in the refrigerator on a sheet pan for several days invites trouble because it increases the chances that bacteria will make it through the cooking process alive and well. Early thaw? No worries. Even if the turkey is thawed completely by say, Tuesday, just leave it fully wrapped in the refrigerator. It will still be excellent on Thursday. R e t h i n k s t u f f i n g . As a stuffed bird cooks, raw juices drip into the soft, absorbent stuffing. It may be steaming hot when you spoon it out, so you think it’s fully cooked because the bird is. It’s not. It’s nearly impossible to cook a stuffed turkey to a perfect internal temperature and also guarantee uncontaminated stuffing.Prepare your stuffing as you always have, but bake it in a separate foil-covered pan while the turkey’s roasting. After the bird is fully cooked and out of the oven, mix some of the roasting pan drippings and fat into the stuffing before you make the gravy. Easy does it. The easiest way to roast a turkey is to set the oven to 325 F. Place the turkey in a roasting pan, season with salt and pepper and put it in uncovered. It will take about 3 hours for a 6-pound turkey; add 10-12 minutes for each additional pound, up to 6 hours total for a 25-pound bird. It’s done when it reads 165 F. Let the bird rest for 20 minutes before carving for juicier and more flavorful meat.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013 Your ambition and determination will make it clear to your peers that you’re out for victory this year. Your scrupulous approach will keep you above the competition. Maintain a positive attitude and take pride in all that you do. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you’ve neglected to look after your health, fevers and infections will be the likely result. Preventive measures will be necessary. Transportation hassles or delays regarding the reception of important information may be upsetting. Try to take setbacks in stride. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — A partner could fail to appreciate your change in attitude. Make your feelings clear, but consider his or her point of view. An unexpected visitor may disrupt your private affairs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Your creative abilities will come in handy. You will be able to easily impress others with your vibrant presence. Don’t allow anyone else to take credit for your work. Show off and make others aware of your potential. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Get involved in crafts or creative endeavors today. If you have been considering starting a family, now could be the time. Have fun with your life. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Emotional distress is likely to trigger your temper. Try to mitigate your reactions to irritations relating to

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541-269-1222 Ext. 269 for details home and family. Distract yourself with private interests. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Now is the time to mix business with pleasure. You stand to secure a prosperous deal with a new partner. No need to hesitate — your intuition will be accurate. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Unusual circumstances could complicate legal matters when dealing with someone else’s finances. Make sure you get all the facts and that you understand the information at hand. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Be sure to communicate openly today. Air your grievances rather than harboring hostility. Only then can you move past your difficulties and create an atmosphere conducive to accomplishment. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — This is not a good time to try to influence others. Stick close to home and focus on finishing projects that you’ve already started. Alone time will be the key to productivity. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your commitment in contributing to worthwhile endeavors will allow you to share your time, energy and suggestions. Your dedication will be very highly valued. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — A stubborn and erratic someone will be impossible for you to deal with. You are better off focusing on professional advancements and working on your self-esteem. Make an effort to leave your mark in some way. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Seek out secure investment opportunities. This is a great day for broadening your mind and learning something new. Listen carefully, and you may pick up a secret or two.

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The World, December 18, 2013 edition

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