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NORTH BEND — North Bend school superintendent BJ Hollensteiner is retiring. Hollensteiner officially declared her intent to retire Tuesday morning, said school board chair Megan Jacquot. The retirement takes effect Dec. 31. “I think she would be fine with me saying it’s a combination of family issues and health issues,” Jacquot said of Hollensteiner’s decision to retire. “It’s been coming for awhile; she was eligible to retire a couple of years ago.” She did not return multiple calls seeking comment. Hollensteiner has served as the district’s superintendent since July 2006. Nearly eight years is a long time for a superintendent to serve, Jacquot said, since “three to four (years) is usually the average tenure.” The announcement comes at a rocky time in the district, as teachers and the school board are BJ Hollensteiner battling to settle the union contract. The first mediation session between the two parties is set for Jan. 9, after months of meetings and back-and-forth over salary, health benefits and language change requests. “I’m shocked,” Claudia Slack, president of the North Bend Education Association, said of Hollensteiner’s retirement. “I was not expecting this at all. I don’t know what that means to us in negotiations. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing or if we’ll start over at square one. I’m just going to be learning as we go here.” Hollensteiner’s retirement comes as a surprise to many, including her school board. “I’m not surprised that it was coming, but I am surprised a little bit of the time,” Jacquot said. “I just didn’t know it would happen this soon. But I really respect her decision and we wish her the best.” She doesn’t believe this year’s controversial negotiations triggered Hollensteiner’s retirement. SEE RETIRING | A8

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The hand of assistant director Gary LeBrun conducts members of the Oregon Coast Lab Band’s Evolution during their rehearsal Monday night. The Lab Band will have a concert Wednesday evening at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts.

Putting the blues behind BY TIM NOVOTNY The World

NORTH BEND — It’s been more than 20 years since the Oregon Coast Lab Band taught their first band of young students to play. The program, open to musicians from ages 10 to 21, was started in 1992 with a two-part mission: “preserving Jazz, America’s original musical legacy, and bringing an exciting extracurricular music program to Southern Oregon’s rural coast.” Jim Ring, current president of the board of directors, recently sat in their cramped rehearsal space at 1875 Virginia Ave. in North Bend and made the case that this band is needed more than ever, and that their mission hasn’t changed. “We’re still going strong. We want your young musicians to come and join us and play and, just like our mission statement says, ‘Keep jazz alive,’” he said, noting the concern that has grown stronger among jazz purists in recent years. “We’re kind of worried that our fan base is going away. A lot of people who listen to traditional jazz are getting older.”

Lab Band looks to swing into new era after challenges Thirty-five young musicians are currently tackling that challenge by playing for the Oregon Coast Lab Band. Some harsh realities have hit the program hard in recent years, but Ring sees brighter days ahead. It is a well-respected program within the state’s music circles that once boasted well more than 100 members. Its top performing band, Evolution, is a 20piece Big Band that plays alongside professionals at local and regional events throughout the year. “Greg and Patty Young started a fantastic thing here,” he said, “if you go back, OPB has a special on their website that they did years ago and you can see what Greg and Patty started.” Unfortunately, along with a brutal local economy, the Young’s are the reason the program has had to fight so hard to gain traction once again. The couple’s

embezzlement of Lab Band funds, discovered in 2008, hung a fundraising albatross figuratively upon the group’s neck for years. New administrative policy and new leadership has helped to create a fresh outlook and renewed optimism, but finding funding is still an issue. That’s why Ring is so pleased with two recent developments. Larry Zimin, whose son had once been a Lab Band member, came to them with an offer. John Zimin was just 21 when he died of cancer in 2001. He had bought a 1980 Corvette before he died, and his father had held on to it in his memory. Now he wanted to give it to the Lab Band to help them fulfill the mission that his son had once been a part of. The Lab Band is selling 1,000 raffle tickets, at $20 each, to raffle off the Corvette at its April 20th concert and fundraiser at the Hales Center on the SWOCC campus. Ring says the $20,000 that could be raised would give them a nice cushion for a couple of years, helping them meet SEE LAB BAND | A8

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Yarbrough pointed the rifle toward the ceiling and fired a single shot. Hailey told her mother to get out of the room, but April Yarbrough said her husband followed her to the kitchen, pushed her to the ground and kicked her in the head. According to all parties involved, Yarbrough went back to the bedroom following the assault. His wife said she got friends to take him to the hospital shortly after.

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After the assault, April Yarbrough said she went to the Coos Bay Police Department and asked them to remove her husband’s weapons from the home. Coos Bay Police Officer Darrell Babb testified that that he immediately noticed the rifle’s short barrel when he found it inside the house June 12. Oregon State Police forensic expert Shawn Malikowski testified by phone that the New Frontier Armory LW-15 had been fitted with By Alysha Beck, The World a barrel that was 8.375 inches long. Under the Jay Yarbrough sits in Judge Richard Barron’s court at the Coos County Courthouse on the first day of his trial National Firearms Act, rifles with barrels less Tuesday. Yarbrough faces charges stemming from an incident in June when Coos Bay police found weapons than 16 inches in length are subject to a $200 and improvised explosive devices in a bunker under his home. tax and have to be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and die at home where he could be at peace,” and brandished a short-barreled AR-15-type Hailey Yarbrough said. rifle he had kept with him. Eventually, they said, he lost his temper Both mother and daughter testified that SEE YARBROUGH | A8

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A self-professed “prepper,” whose homemade bunker was equipped for the end-of-days, reached his own end in a Coos County courtroom Tuesday morning. 1 Following a 2 ⁄2-hour bench trial, Judge Richard Barron found Jay Yarbrough guilty of two counts of menacing, three counts of possession of a destructive device, possession of a short-barreled rifle and two counts of fourth-degree assault. Barron said he’ll issue a written verdict on two remaining charges of unlawful use of a weapon prior to sentencing. The conviction caps one of the most peculiar criminal footnotes in Coos County’s history books.

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THURSDAY Annual Holiday Art Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m., SWOCC Eden Hall, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Oneof-a-kind art and pastries by OCCI students. 7th Annual Classical Glass Holiday Sale and Open House 4-7 p.m., Classical Glass Stained Glass Studio, 2269 Broadway, North Bend. Featured: Lucy Varoujean glass pieces, Polouse Pottery and fused glass art by Cheryl Reed. 541-7567301 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 Community Christmas Concert 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2511 Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Guest choirs: St. Monica Catholic Church of Coos Bay and the United Presbyterian Church of Reedsport. Guest performances by Diane Beggs and Allie West. The Festival of Trees Auction 7 p.m. The Mill Casino-Hotel Salmon Room, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the auction begins at 7:15 p.m. 541-297-8287

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Corrections Beaver Hill not ready to take some trash A story published Monday in The World incorrectly stated that the Beaver Hill transfer station collects household hazardous waste. Plans are underway to offer the service, but it is unknown when collection will start.

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COQUILLE — Most of the buzzing has stopped now, but talks have begun for next year’s mosquito season. Nikki Zogg, administrator for Coos County Public Health,said Tuesday that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asked her to come up with a budget by Dec. 12 for mosquito monitoring and abatement next year at the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. She must budget for a seasonal worker to monitor the land three days per week during peak season, which runs between April and October. The worker will monitor the

mosquito breed and population, as well as diseases. The county could begin aerial spraying in April and it would be done by a contractor, she said. The Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to have some plans approved in January or February, but won’t be able to begin creating about five miles of tidal channels until June or July, Zogg said. The timing didn’t seem ideal, but there wasn’t another option. “The mechanical pieces aren’t going to be in place anytime soon,” she said. Part of the reason was because Fish and Wildlife cut 6 percent of its work-

force, she said. The agency also had to get required permits from the National Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, she said. The county must foot the bill again next year and will be reimbursed by the agency, Zogg said. Commissioners felt no one else would help. “There’s no other government agency around that can do what the county can do,” said Commissioner John Sweet. The county was slated to spend $5,000 from its economic development fund in 2013 ridding mosquitoes in

the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort offered $10,000 toward abatement. The Fish and Wildlife Service covered the cost of spraying directly over the refuge at $35,501.40. This year, the county hired a company to conduct aerial spraying of MetaLarv, a larvacide, over about 10,000 acres in and around the marsh. Zogg said she wasn’t sure what larvacide would be used next year. Dibrom, an adulticide, isn’t in the the agency’s plans for next year yet due to its possible adverse health risks. Some people said the

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answer wasn’t aerial spraying. “The only way to solve it is to drain and dike the marsh,” said Rob Taylor, with the Coos County Watchdog group. The activist group keep tabs on various county issues and speaks out when they feel it’s necessary. County commissioners said they’d informed several federal politicians of the county’s plight this year, and would do the same next year

in hopes of help ahead of time. “I think the three commissioners should take it upon themselves to tell the federal government,” Sweet said. Commissioners will select a citizen advisory board by early next year for public input on the issue. Reporter Emily Thornton can be reached at 541-2691222, ext. 249 or at emily.thornton@theworldlink.com or on Twitter: @EmilyK_Thornton.

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COOS BAY — Metal structures tower up to 9 feet at the front entrance of Bay Area Hospital’s main lobby this week. The holiday decorations depict presents, a tree and a snowman that students at Oregon Southwestern Community College welded over the past month. Marshfield and North Bend high school Key Club students decorated them with 250 feet of lights on Tuesday. The first-ever display of its kind at BAH is meant to bring some holiday spirit to patients and visitors. “They all came together to bring some cheer to people at the hospital,” said Trish McMichael, internship and job placement coordinator at SWOCC. McMichael spearheaded the project, which she thought up this summer. “The hospital is such a part of our community,” she said. “And it doesn’t make a ton of money.” Tony LaPlante, welding instructor at SWOCC said it was a nice change of pace. “We like to do things for

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Three new lighted Christmas decorations are being readied for the season at Bay Area Hospital Tuesday afternoon. The metal sculptures were created by welding students at Southwestern Oregon Community College and decorated with lights by students from both North Bend and Marshfield high schools. They are in a patio area near the new main entrance. the community,” he said. “Not just for ourselves.” An anonymous donor gave the metal used for the structures. McMichael said she purchased the lights from other donations on Black Friday. Neil Winberg, Key Club advisor at Marshfield, said it

was a good opportunity. “Pam called and said it’d be a great way to get the kids together in the high schools.” Pam Romanko is the Key Club advisor at North Bend. She encourages decisionmaking. “We try to get them plan-

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Dec. 2, 5:42 p.m., theft of mail, 3300 block of Myrtle Street. Dec. 2, 7:17 p.m., woman arrested on possession of methamphetamine and Glenn County, Calif. warrant for failure to appear, 3200 block of Tremont Avenue. Dec. 2, 8:22 p.m., theft of bike, 1700 block of Virginia Avenue. Dec. 2, 8:53 p.m., disorderly conduct, 1700 block of Waite Street. Dec. 2, 10:27 p.m., telephonic harassment, 1900 block of Sheridan Avenue. Dec. 3, 1:09 a.m., criminal trespass, 3200 block of Broadway Avenue.

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‘Kicker’ refund will hamper recovery Legislators got a dose of good news last week when they heard the quarterly report about state government revenue. The report offered additional evidence that Oregon’s economic recovery is gathering steam. But the news came with an asterisk that long has bedeviled Oregon state finances. Mark McMullen, the state economist, told legislators that the combined effect of the state’s economic recovery and the tax increase approved in the fall’s special session has brought the state about halfway to the point where a so-called “kicker” refund would be invoked. It’s a refund given to taxpayers when the state takes in 2 percent more revenue than projected when the state budget was passed. For this two-year budget period, the trigger will be invoked at about $300 million. The tax increases authorized by the special session will contribute $100 million toward the $300 million; that tax money mostly is scheduled to go to K-12 education. The recovering Oregon economy is estimated to add an additional $46 million in state revenue. Legislators are leery about tackling any kind of badly needed reform to the kicker, which has contributed significantly to the state’s cycle of boom-and-bust budgeting. In fact, the kicker system even makes it harder for the state to set aside adequate rainy-day funds for that inevitable moment when the economic

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Oregon Views Oregon Views offers edited excerpts of newspaper editorials from around the state. To see the full text, go to theworldlink.com/opinion. rally runs out of steam. The general idea behind the kicker, to put some brakes on the tendency of government to spend every dime it can, is sound. But there are much better ways to accomplish that goal. Corvallis Gazette-Times

Feds should allow state more leeway in education reform Oregon’s attempts to reform its educational system — from preschool all the way through college — hit a bit of a speed bump last week. The Obama administration notified state education officials that it was standing by an earlier determination that Oregon is at risk of failing to comply with its waiver from the federal “No Child Left Behind” education law. That follows an August announcement from the U.S. Department of Education that the state was at “high risk” of losing its waiver because the state has not fulfilled a promise to

bring teacher and principal evaluation systems up to federal systems. State officials have said they have no interest in creating a system that evaluates teachers primarily on the basis of standardized test results — one of the big knocks against No Child Left Behind. So more than two dozen school districts have been piloting different approaches, and the state Education Department will evaluate the results and make a recommendation to the federal government by May 1. We like the state’s approach considerably more than the one-size-fits-all approach laid out in No Child Left Behind. But the onus now is on state educational officials to persuade a skeptical federal government that their approach makes the most sense for Oregon students and teachers — and to keep giving Oregon the space it needs for its educational reforms to take root. Albany Democrat-Herald

Congress now has before it two plans to increase logging and strengthen old-growth protections on more than 2 million acres of federally managed timber land in Western Oregon — one approved by the House in September, the other unveiled Tuesday by Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden. The House bill, conceived by Oregon Reps. Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader and Greg Walden, would result in an annual cut of about 500 million board feet and provide increased revenue to timber-dependent counties while giving old-growth forests on the O&C lands legislative protection they now lack. Wyden’s Senate alternative would allow timber harvests of about 300 million to 350 million board feet, leaving about a third of the trees standing. There’s a lot of daylight between these two proposals. The opportunity for a compromise will fade soon. Oregon will never be better-positioned to put in place an economically and environmentally sound legislative framework for management of the O&C lands. Wyden needs to get his proposal approved by the Senate so that the work of reconciling it with the House bill can begin. Eugene Register-Guard

Sifting all the data debris An elderly friend I’ll call Jeff perfectly summed up the stress of digital living. He’d read an article on the race by cyber-merchants to get online purchases into consumers’ hands within an hour of their pushing the “place your order” button. One such service, eBay Now, has its own app enabling shoppers to follow the delivery people as they bike or drive to their address. “More miscellaneous information than you need” is how Jeff described the tracking feature, while conceding, “This country is good at delivering stuff.” Jeff is not a creature of the digital age. He writes on a computer and sends email, but that’s it. He is content to read today’s news in tomorrow’s newspaper. The one kind of information he wants right away is the weather, which he gets on the radio. Though he misses out on some of the wonderful digital conveniences, he also avoids the enormous time-wasters marketed in the name of expedience. I turn on my television, and up comes the message, “Do not unplug your Apple TV while updating.” I urge Jeff to be patient, to which he chimes in, “You never had to do that with radio.” To me, managing gadgets, apps and their updates is worth the hassle. The technology lets me tightly regulate my media consumption for quality and minimal commercial interruptions. But Jeff is right.There is a price to pay for all this “control,” and the various subscription fees are the least of it. FROMA Go back to the e-comHARROP merce sites offering superfast delivery. Amazon.com Columnist was a pioneer in this effort, building 40 huge warehouses in the United States. These “fulfillment centers” store merchandise near millions of customers, enabling Amazon to provide same-day delivery on many items. EBay is trying to go Amazon one better with same-hour delivery. When all goes well, instant delivery may seem a welcome amenity. But all doesn’t always go well. In the corporeal world, tornadoes happen. Traffic happens. The “valet” (eBay Now’s name for the delivery guy) gets lost. Tires go flat. Or a surge in demand causes a valet shortage. For many customers, a two-hour or six-hour wait poses no more hardship than the one-hour kind. But suppose you’ve ordered a new ink cartridge because your printer at work just ran out. In olden times, you’d have stored a replacement in the closet. With promises of immediate delivery, you stopped doing that. Suppose you shopped online for Christmas presents two days before, assuming rapid delivery. You never imagined that Mother Nature would throw a wrench in the computerized distribution system by staging a blizzard outside Chicago, but she does. And so, added to the to-do list of writing cards, answering invites and finding the cookie recipe is tracking the whereabouts of something you could have bought a month ago. What was supposed to be a great convenience simply adds more data debris to the stressful pile clogging your head. Jeff, as you might imagine, shops at downtown stores. He does that undistracted by miscellaneous information dinging at him from a cellphone, which he doesn’t have. “We have to enjoy life,” as Jeff philosophizes. “We can’t live on the Penn Central timetable.”

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Letters to the Editor LNG plant dumps on our region We are turning our air and oceans into garbage dumps. If you claim to be a progressive person who believes we have a climate crisis, how can you possibly think it is right to support a fossil fuel industry that will add to the dump? We now have politicians and local leaders trying to do just that by using their twisted logic. Jordan Cove and the Pacific Connector Pipeline will be a constant danger to our community and will add to global climate change. It really is that simple. Yes, some will get jobs and we will get some money for the county. No, that does not make it right. Without fracked gas there would not be gas to export. Fracking means more chemical-infused water and pollution, thus dumping on everyone while a few make the money. We will have an

earthquake/tsunami on the spit and it will scour that place. The North Bend area of the mall, schools and airport are built on a landfill. The coast will subside (drop) and the landfill, with what is on it, will crumble. Everything on the spit will be pushed to that area along with God knows how much water. It is insane to add gas and fire to that mixture. So, leaders and politicians, don't tell us to get ready for that event and then expect us to believe you have our safety in mind. We see that you have invited a disaster waiting to happen. Some people know the profit in everything but the value of nothing. The people who think it's OK to dump on you and our tired, hot planet would also like you to believe this is a done deal. It is not. Jordan Cove is not a certainty but the earthquake/tsunami is. It's just a matter of time. Janice Williams North Bend

Thanks to Wyden for backing LNG Mr. Ron Wyden, in regards to your recent town hall meeting, right on with your backing of the Jordan Cove Project. Mr. Wyden has got it together in the fact that the JCP needs to be brought into reality for this area. It is nice to know that someone up there is finally looking out for the little people of the Coos BayNorth Bend area with those kind of wages. I just might consider getting back in the ranks of the employed instead of this good life of the retired. Maybe we can get some people off social services and back to work. When are all those bark-eating tree huggers going to realize that the majority of the people of Coos Bay-North Bend area want and need this project to become a reality? Maybe, just maybe, with the kind of tax revenue that this will generate, we could get some pub-

lic benefits (parks, road improvements, etc.). I am sure that there are still a lot of T’s to be crossed and I’s to be dotted, but Mr. Wyden seems to have all his ducks lined up. I have never had the opportunity to vote for Mr. Wyden but as long as he keeps going in this direction he sure has my vote. I have always lived in these here United States (and I don’t mean California) and it has always been that the majority rules and wins; that’s why we have elections. And if you can’t get with that program then get the hell out of America and go back to wherever you came from with your big dollars and try to run those people. Lets do what is best for the people of Coos Bay-North Bend area. Robert Wilson Coos Bay

Voters done with believing Obamacare In April, the Real Clear Politics average of polls showed that 47 percent of Americans opposed Obamacare,while 41 percent supported it — a 6-percentage-point edge for opponents of the president’s health care law, which at the time was still months away from implementation. The latest average of polls, less than two months into the law’s rollout, shows 57 percent opposing Obamacare, with 38 percent supporting — an enormous 19point gap between opponents and supporters. The two numbers explain why Republicans made little progress when they tried to warn Americans about Obamacare. For years, GOP warnings about Obamacare were about something that had not yet arrived. People had not experienced it, did not have friends who had experienced it and didn’t fully understand what it was. Many tuned out the Republican alarms. Now that has changed. Millions of Americans are unhappy with what they have experienced under Obamacare — canceled policies, higher premiums and sky-high deductibles. They are also much more likely to believe

predictions of future problems. They’ve seen what has already happened and now know it can get worse. So how can it get worse? So BYRON far, Obamacare YORK has upended the individual mar- Columnist ket for health insurance, which covers about 10 million people. The next step, according to the respected health care analyst Robert Laszewski, will likely come in the smallemployer market, meaning businesses with anywhere between two and 50 employees. That covers about 45 million people. When the individual market began to roil,Obamacare’s defenders were quick to point out that it was a relatively small part — about 5 percent — of the total U.S. insurance market. The assurance was that everyone else would either be unaffected by Obamacare or benefit from the new law. It now looks like that will not be the case. In the small-group market, Laszewski predicts many

employers will use a feature in the law that allows them to keep their current plans for about a year. But then: “They will likely increase employee premiums and deductibles to keep the wolf from the door for maybe another year.” And after that: They will “hope for a rescue party.” Not a particularly encouraging scenario for those 45 million people in the market. It has become impossible to defend President Obama’s promise that his health care scheme would make the system work “better for everybody.” It’s also impossible to defend his claim that Obamacare would “cut the average family’s premium by about $2,500 per year.” And now even Americans who receive health coverage through their jobs are growing worried that Obama’s if-you-like-your-coverage-youcan-keep-it promise, proven false for millions in the individual market, will prove just as false for them. So the unavoidable truth is that Obamacare will hurt millions of Americans; the only question is how many. And that has caused some observers to take new note of the law’s basic structure. “The

redistribution of wealth has always been a central feature of the law,” writes The New York Harwood. John Times’ “Throughout the process, (the law’s authors) knew that some level of redistributing wealth — creating losers as well as winners — was inescapable.” The problem is, President Obama and his Democratic allies neglected to tell the public. It’s taking a toll on the president’s ratings. In a recent CNN survey, just 40 percent said they believe Obama “can manage the government effectively.” But much more importantly, it has entirely changed the way people view Obamacare. In the three and a half years between March 23, 2010, the day Obamacare was signed into law, and Oct. 1, 2013, the day its implementation got underway, millions of voters, no matter what doubts they might have had, thought it best to give Obamacare a chance to work. That’s why they didn’t respond to the GOP’s dire warnings. But now, they’ve seen what Obamacare can mean in their lives. And they won’t be buying any more promises.


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Obituaries Woman in unhappy relationship should cut her losses and go DEAR ABBY: I have been with my fiance since 2006. We expected to be married in 2008, but my grandmother died a month before my wedding, and then he was arrested because of charges stemming from a sexual relationship he’d had with a 17-year-old girl he had been counseling. Since then, we have had a daughter, but through it all there has been cheating, drugs, jail, no job, and constant excuses about why DEAR our sex life no longer exists. We have also had physical altercations, which he was arrested for. I am no l o n g e r JEANNE happy with PHILLIPS this relationship. The only reason I stay is because of our children. I’m only 33 and don’t want to live my life in misery anymore, but I will sacrifice my happiness for my children. I am confused and don’t know what to do.I’m just going through the motions in life. I work full time, coach my son’s soccer team and am living with MS. He does help somewhat,but it would be better if he would get a job. My mother watches my kids while I am working and after they get out of school. He claims because he doesn’t have a driver’s license he can’t get a job. Really? How many people in this world don’t drive and still have a job? Please give me some advice.I have reached my breaking point. — DOING THE BEST I CAN DEAR DOING THE BEST YOU CAN: You say you are willing to sacrifice your happiness with this loser for your children. Why? You are not married to him, and he is emotionally neglectful, physically abusive and contributes nothing financially. Admit to yourself that the “romance” has been a mistake,and as soon as it’s safe, get away from him. If he ever finds a job, the state will help you collect child support, but if he doesn’t, you’ll have one less mouth to feed. DEAR ABBY: What do you say to your only son who can’t even call to tell you he is getting married? He posted it on Facebook, and I was notified via a text from my sister. Our relationship isn’t the issue. He just doesn’t seem to be able to use his phone for TALKING. Your thoughts? — OUTSIDE THE LOOP IN OREGON DE AR OU TSID E THE L O O P : Because your son seems oblivious to the fact that news of this kind should be conveyed to the immediate family personally rather than in a “bulletin,” EXPLAIN to him how it made you feel to receive the news the way you did. He owes you an apology.

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Death Notices Thomas D. Brady — 65, of Tenmile, formerly of Coos Bay, passed away Nov. 26, 2013. Arrangements are pending with Taylors Family Chapel, 541-679-6983. Francis “Frank” Godin — 58, of Powers, died Nov. 27, 2013, in Coquille. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Church of Christ in Coquille. Arrangements are under the of direction Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service, Coquille, 541-3963158. Joseph Henry Fairchild — 85, of Coquille, died Nov. 30, 2013, in Coquille. Arrangements are pending with Amling/Schroder Funeral Service, Coquille, 541-396-3158. Lisa G. Gardner — 52, of Myrtle Point, died Dec. 1, 2013, in Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending with North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440. Marvin H. Wright — 89, of Reedsport, passed away Nov. 23, 2013. Cremation rites were held through Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home, 541997-3416.

Jorita Farmer Aug. 6, 1938 - Nov. 19, 2013

Jorita A. Farmer went to be with her Lord Nov. 19, 2013. She died in Bandon after a seven-month battle with cancer at the home of her stepd a u g h t e r, C a r r i Wathen. Jorita was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Portland, to Dixie and Jorita Farmer Basil “Bill” Osborn. They moved to Haynes Inlet in North Bend, in December 1946 and she graduated from North Bend High in 1956. She worked many different jobs: telephone operator, caregiver, gold prospector, bartender, waitress, singer

Donald Bohanan

Donald “Don” Richard Bohanan Oct. 26, 1942 - Nov. 27, 2013

Donald “Don” Richard Bohanan, 71, of North Bend was born Oct. 26, 1942, in Paris, Ark., to Joseph Richard and Lola Faye (Spear) Bohanan. He died Nov. 27, 2013, in Coos Bay. Don was the oldest of eight children. Don is survived by his six sisters and one brother, Tommy Bohanan of Coos Bay, Donna (Bohanan) Beck of Manteca, Calif., Sheree (Bohanan) Stewart of Cottage Grove, Carolyn (Bohanan) Singleton of Albany, Sandy (Bohanan) Stoehr of Portland, Diane (Bohanan) Swanner of Clackamas and Barbara (Bohanan) Lindsley of North Bend. Don graduated from the North Bend High School in 1960 and considered shortly after graduation, going into the military. However, Don remained in the area, working at the Reedsport Creamery and then the Menasha Paper Mill, which would later become Weyerhaeuser Container Board mill, located out on Jordon Cove. Don was an instrument mechanic, electrician, and a refrigeration

Donnie Ray Brown II July 9, 1970 – Nov. 21, 2013

A private memorial gathering to celebrate the life of Donnie Ray Brown II, 43, of Coos Bay, will be held for family and close friends at a later date. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay. Donnie was born Donnie Brown II July 9, 1970, in North Bend, to Donnie Ray Brown and Linda Mae (Paris) Brown. He passed away Nov. 21, 2013, in Coquille due to a perforated duodenal ulcer. Donnie was raised in Coos Bay where he attended Blossom Gulch Elementary School, Millicoma Middle School and Marshfield High School, Class of 1988. He loved the outdoors, camping, playing basketball and agate hunting on the beach. He especially loved camping and one of his favorite camping spots was Blue Pool campground in Oakridge. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. As a child, Donnie and his family were always doing something together. Whether it was camping, fishing or traveling. The one thing he talked about most was his hunting trips with his stepfather, Johnny Paris. Donnie always had a way of making people laugh ... not just a laugh, but those gut and face hurting laughs! And then he would follow that with asking what was so funny! When he smiled one couldn’t help but smile back. Growing up he was always a mama’s boy and that never changed. When he was a young boy, everywhere his

and office worker. Her favorite job was as a camp host. Jorita married Charles R. Farmer April 6, 1977, in North Bend. Charlie worked for Umpqua Dairy. Their first camp host job was at Spinreel Park out of North Bend. Then they moved to the Rogue River out of Gold Beach. They hosted at Quosatana, were caregivers of the Agness Guard Station, and hosted for the Port of Gold Beach at Huntley Park. After Charlie’s death in 2004, she camp-hosted one more season and traveled, settling in Klamath Falls for the next six years. She moved to Canyonville in 2012 and enjoyed attending the United Methodist Church. Jorita loved meeting people. Her hobbies included fishing, hunting, gold min-

ing, gardening and taking long walks in the woods with her dog, Bandit. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Farmer, Sept. 28, 2004. She is survived by her stepchildren, Carri Wathen, Diana DuBose, Linda Farmer, and Bill Farmer; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her brothers, Keith B. and LaVeta Osborn of Roseburg and David Kent and Twila Osborn of Salem; sister, Darlene and Dick Bond of Klamath Falls; nephews, David Bond of Wyoming and Jim Osborn and Andy Osborn of Coos Bay; and many cousins. A celebration of her life will take place on the Rogue River in the spring. Sign the guestbook at www.theworldlink.com.

specialist for the mill. Don worked for Menasha/Weyerhaeuser mill from the day they opened until the day they closed — 41 years. Shortly after Don was hired on with the paper mill, he answered a telephone call that would forever change his life. On the other end of this phone call was a young beautiful “bombshell,” “trophy girl at the speedway,” Sharon Lee Plank who was calling up to break off a date with one of Don’s co-workers, a man she felt was too old for her. However, after Don took this call (he being closer to her age) he set up a date with Sharon and went out just days after this call. Not to rush things, but one week later March 26, 1962, they were married. Shortly after being married, Don and Sharon gave birth to their first beautiful daughter, Tammy Lee. Then their next beautiful daughter, Teresa Jo. They finally broke the mold and had a son, Jon Adrian Richard. Don finally retired from the paper mill and entered into the relaxing stages of life and continued with the difficult job of being “Dad’s Taxi.” Don has many grandchildren, Chancey Cagley of Kingston, Canada, Cameron Cagley of Myrtle Point, Casey Cagley of Coquille, Dylan McAllister of San Diego, Calif., Tessa McAllister of Portland, Brianna England of Coos Bay, Donavon England of

Coos Bay, Jordon Bohanan of Eugene, Corian Bohanan of North Bend, Jaiden Bohanan of North Bend and Carlie Bohanan of North Bend. He also has a great-grandchild, Rylan Cagley of Myrtle Point. Don is preceded in death by his mother, Lola Faye Spear Bohanan; his father, Joseph Richard Bohanan; his son, Richard Dean Bohanan; and his great-granddaughter, Carmendie Ray Bohanan who passed away August 2013. Although Don is not presently with us in person, he will always be present in his kind spirit and greatly missed. Don was truly the glue that held his large family together!! The Bohanan family would like to ask that memorial contributions be made to the North Bend Police Officers Association, 835 California St., North Bend, OR 97459; or American Heart Association, 1200 NW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97209. A family viewing and memorial service has been held at Coos Bay Chapel followed by cremation rites at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory in Coos Bay under the direction of North Bend Chapel, 541756-0440. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the on-line guest book, share photos and send condolences at www.coosbayareafuneral.com and www.theworldlink.com.

mom would go he would follow her and latch on to her legs. Donnie had two sisters. The three of them shared a love that most siblings only dream about and the bond they shared will last for all eternity. Donnie loved his family more than life itself. He was a devoted son, brother and uncle. Donnie had three nephews and three nieces who he loved as if they were his own children. He never had children of his own but, in 1995, he met the love of his life, Roylanda L. Brannon, and became a dad to her 7-year-old daughter, Mindy M. Clemons. His family was complete in 2006 when his grandson, Logan J. Clemons, was born. After Logan was born that’s all Donnie talked about and you could see the glow in his eyes every time he heard the word “Papa.” Donnie will be dearly missed and forever loved by his family and friends. Donnie is survived by his loving mom, Linda Paris and stepfather, Johnny Paris of Coos Bay; sister, Melissa Brown-Corcoran and her husband, Gary of Coos Bay;

sister, Melinda Brown of Coos Bay; stepsister, Carrie Paris of Albany; nieces and nephews, Timothy G. Eckley Jr., Erika Brown, TyAna Brown, Jessyka V-Brown, Alex Brown and Jayden Brown; uncle, Terry Crump; aunts, Arlene Lukkarila, Darlene Myers, Marlene Graves and Diana Penuel; stepdaughter, Mindy Clemons; grandson Logan J. Clemons; numerous cousins; and lots of lifelong friends who love him. Donnie was preceded in death by his father, Donnie R. Brown I; grandmother, Mary Ann Davis; grandfather, Charlie Brown; grandmother, Elizabeth Brown; and the love of his life and companion, Roylanda L. Brannon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donnie Ray Brown II Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 749, Coos Bay, OR 97420. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.coosbayareafunerals.com and www.theworldlink.com.

Dorothy Wallace Dec. 2, 1911 - Nov. 27, 2013

Minnie Dorothy (McMann) Wallace, 101, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Glasgow, was born Dec. 2, 1911 in Beloit, Kan. She died Nov. 27, 2013, as a resident of the Army Re s i d e n c e Community in San Antonio, Texas. A fall, Dorothy Wallace broken hip, and hip repair surgery were the beginning of her short convalescence. She was best

Carole Jane Dawson Aug. 16, 1944 - Nov. 19, 2013

At her request, no public services will be held for Carole Jane Dawson, 69 of Allegany. Cremation rites have been held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory in Coos Bay. Carole was born Aug. 16, 1944, in North Bend the daughter of Everett and Dorienne (Williams) S a n d b e rg . She died peacefully in her sleep Nov. 19, in 2013, Carole Dawson A l l e g a n y after a yearlong battle with cancer. At the age of 2, Carole’s “mom” became Esther (Needham) Sandberg. She spent most of her life in Coos Bay attending Coos Bay schools, Southern Oregon College and the University of Oregon. In 1989, she married Pete Dawson in Reno, Nev. In addition to operating a busithey traveled ness, extensively and still had plans to do more when she became ill with a recurrence of the cancer she had survived several years earlier. During her career, Carole was a commercial fisherman, medical insurance biller and small business owner. She raised two wonderful chil-

Donald James Posekany April 29, 1933 - Nov. 27, 2013

A funeral service will be held for Donald James Posekany, 80, of Bandon at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at North Bend Chapel, 2014 McPherson Ave. Burial will follow in Ocean View Memory Gardens. Don was born April 29, 1933, in Belle Plain, Iowa, the son of Milo and Nora (Krueger) Posekany. He died Nov. 27, 2013, in Eugene. He graduate fron Belle Plain High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He married Sharon Coy in 1957 to whom he was wed until her death in 1992. He later married Virginia E. Ortiz in 1994. Don retired from Weyerhaeuser in 1997 after working for them for 30 years in Bandon. For the last several years he worked for Rays Sentry

known and admired for her dedication to walking. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald “Wally” Wallace, who died in Sun Lakes, Ariz., in 1996. They were long time residences of Glasgow, across the bay from North Bend, and proprietors of Sherman Avenue Cleaners. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Mihelcich and John of Beaverton; her son, Gary and Karen of San Antonio; five grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Sunshine Acres Childrens’ Home, 3405 N. Higley Road, Mesa, AZ 85215. Sign the guestbook at www.theworldlink.com. dren, mostly by herself, and also was active in local theater groups. Later she helped Pete with numerous South Coast Running Club events and rarely complained about the big mess in the dining room. She was a loving, strong-willed, independent, hard-working mother, grandmother, partner and friend and she will be sorely missed by all who knew her well. She leaves behind her husband, Pete Dawson of Allegany; son, Tony Smith of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; daughter, Kelly Oliner and husband, Jon of Newbury Park, Calif.; brother, Bruce Sandberg and wife, Beth of Roseburg; half-sisters, Donna Dockter and husband, Don and Annette Sandberg all of Seattle; stepbrother, Mark Donaldson and wife, Kathy of Campbell River, B.C.; stepsister, Dorothy McClennon of Eugene; grandchildren, Jennifer and Joseph Ringeon and Charles and Jake Oliner; several nieces and nephews. Carole asked that memorial contributions in her name be made to the nonprofit Allegany Collaborative Education Program, P.O. Box 207, Allegany, OR 97407. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. Sign the on-line guest book at www.coosbayareafunerals.com and www.theworldlink.com. Market part time. He was a life member of USBC and a member of ILWU. He is survived by his wife, Virginia “Beth” of Bandon; two sons, James and wife, Joyce Posekany of Coos Bay and Michael and wife, Sandy Posekany of Portland; two brothers, Lawrence of Des Moines, Iowa and Richard of Salem; sister, Diane Castell of Marshalltown, Iowa; grandson and wife, Darren and Amy Posekany of Hauser; grandaughter, Erin Posekany of Portland; and great-granddaughter, Erica Poskany of Hauser. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert; sisters, Lois and Ardis; and his first wife, Sharon. Arrangements are under the direction of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440. Friend and family can sign the online guest book at www.coosbayareafunerals.co m and www.theworldlink.com.

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State Oregon girl won’t give up on mistletoe enterprise PORTLAND (AP) — An 11year-old Lake Oswego girl who went into the holiday greenery business to help pay for her braces but ran into a legal roadblock got some orders and a big donation. Now she has the top row of her braces. Madison Root cut and bagged mistletoe last week at her uncle’s farm in Newberg and took it to Portland’s arts and crafts bazaar, the Saturday Market, to sell at $4 a bag,the Oregonian reported. She was doing OK, having sold seven bags in half an hour. Then a private security guard for the market told Madison and her father, Ashton Root, that the city code requires a sales permit. Ashton Root said the guard told them that his daughter could beg for money, but she couldn’t sell the mistletoe or even give it away and ask for a donation. The father said there ought to be “some sort of exception.”

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Madison Root, 11, from the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego, wanted to help pay for her braces but ran afoul of city ordinances when she tried to sell the mistletoe she picked at her uncle’s farm at Portland Saturday Market last weekend.With the help of her sales and a $1,000 donation, Madison got the top row of her braces Monday. “We totally understand the rule,” Root said. “But here she was selling mistletoe, and all around her were people playing music for money, or asking for money for pot, or just spare change.” Once word of the sixthgrader’s effort got out, one man ordered 30 bags mistle-

toe, and the owner of a Christmas tree farm in Estacada, Ken Cook, donated $1,000 to the dental fund. So, she went to the orthodontist Monday. On Dec. 14, she plans to return to the market with plenty of mistletoe for what she’s calling “The Great

Kissoff.” The mistletoe may be sold or given away on a “donations accepted” basis, said her father. She said she plans to give a speech. “I feel that I can make a statement and possibly make a difference,” she said. “The city laws are supporting begging and are against working.”

Wintry weather halts megaload in Eastern Oregon PORTLAND (AP) — A megaload of oil refinery equipment bound for the tar sands oil region of western Canada has been halted again in northeast Oregon. This time the problem is harsh weather, not protesters. The giant rig parked south of Pendleton on Tuesday after pulling out of the Port of Umatilla on Monday night. Holly Zander, a spokeswoman for the moving company, Omega Morgan of Hillsboro, said no travel was planned Tuesday night due to wintry weather that blanketed eastern Oregon roads in snow and ice. The load is 22 feet wide and 380 feet long, so the state of Oregon has limited its travel to night hours. It has completed more than 40 miles in its planned six-day trip through eastern Oregon.

The trip has drawn protests from environmentalists and Umatilla tribal members. Protesters kept the rig from moving Sunday night. The rig can go about 35 mph, Zander said, and with stops, is expected to average at 75 miles a day. On Sunday night, two protesters locked themselves to the rig. By the time officers detached them, it was too late for the rig to make it to its first stop site. Protester David Osborn said the rig left the port Monday night at about 7:15 p.m., 45 minutes before it was permitted. Tom Strandberg, spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation, said the load didn’t get onto a state highway until 8 p.m., so it complied

with state rules. Environmentalists object to the shipment on the grounds it will add to global warming. Umatilla tribal members say they weren’t adequately consulted by the government about a trip through eastern Oregon territory where they have a treaty interest and concerns about potential damage. Including transport vehicles, the shipment weighs about 900,000 pounds — 450 tons. The equipment itself is a little more than a third of the weight, about 330,000 pounds. The load of water purification equipment fabricated in Portland was sent by barge on the Columbia River to the Port of Umatilla. It is scheduled to go through Idaho and Montana before it gets to Canada.

KLAMATH FALLS (AP) — A task force made up of ranchers, the Klamath Tribes and others is wrapping up work on recommendations to end decades of conflicts over water in the Upper Klamath Basin. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and a representative of the Obama administration are to join the task force Wednesday at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls to announce an agreement in principle. It addresses ways to prevent a repeat of last summer, when irrigation water was shut off to hundreds of upper basin ranches after the Klamath Tribes exercised newly acquired water rights to protect fish in rivers running through former reservation lands. Wyden asked the task force for legislative recommendations to break a logjam on solving the region’s water conflicts.

Suit challenges timber sale near Crater Lake GRANTS PASS (AP) — Conservation groups are challenging U.S. Forest Service plans to log and thin outside Crater Lake National Park in an area that the groups want to see protected as wilderness. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Eugene by the groups Cascadia Wild and Oregon Wild. They are asking a judge to stop the Loafer timber sale in an area east of Diamond Lake on the Umpqua National Forest. The lawsuit argues that the Forest Service should more fully examine the project’s potential harm to protected species like northern spotted owls and red tree voles.

STATE D I G E S T It adds that the logging requires building a road through two areas of virgin forest, making them ineligible for future wilderness designation.

Water, electricity bills going up in Eugene EUGENE (AP) — The Eugene Water & Electric Board voted Tuesday night to raise water rates by 6 percent and electricity rates by nearly 5 percent. The Register-Guard reports the water hike is double what management recommended. Board members decided to start saving to develop a second water source for the city in case of an emergency, such as an earthquake. Starting in February the water bill for an average single-family home will go up about $2 to $33 a month. The electric bill will go up more than $6 to $162.

Train hits man on tracks at Redmond REDMOND (AP) — The Deschutes County sheriff’s office says a 44-year-old man was apparently intoxicated when he was walking on railroad tracks in Redmond as a train approached. The man was hit early Tuesday and suffered a serious head injury. He was taken to St. Charles Medical Center.

Truck in I-5 crash was hauling Drake gear PORTLAND (AP) — A truck hauling equipment for a concert by the rapper Drake crashed in North Portland early Tuesday, causing a traffic jam on Interstate 5 at the 405 interchange.


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Nation and World House votes to renew all-plastic gun ban WASHINGTON (AP) — With the advent of 3-D printers capable of producing plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and Xray machines. A bipartisan bill extending the Undetectable Firearms Act was passed on a voice vote, a first for gun legislation since last year’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. The Senate is expected to act on the legislation when it returns from a two-week Thanksgiving recess next Monday, a day before the current law expires. Sen. Charles Schumer, DN.Y., said he and others will try then to add a new requirement that at least one component of the firing mechanism contain enough metal to be detectable in a magnetometer and also be undetachable. But with the National Rifle Association opposed to any change in the statute and many Democrats eager to avoid a new fight over gun controls going into an election year, the Senate is more likely to just pass the House version unamended. The House bill only requires that a plastic gun have some piece of metal in or on it, but it can be removable and doesn’t have to be used to fire the weapon. “The House bill is better than nothing, but not by much,” Schumer said Tuesday.

“...It’s certainly not enough.” Schumber said plastic guns were “the thing of science fiction” when the ban was first passed in 1988 but such weapons are now a worrisome reality. The use of 3-D printers to manufacture guns received heightened attention in May when Cody Wilson, then a University of Texas law student, posted blueprints online for using the printers to make the Liberator pistol, which he says he designed. Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, a nonprofit that advocates the free distribution of information on 3-D printed weapons, was ordered by the State Department to take down the instructions after two days because of allegedly violating arms export controls, he said. By then, the plans had already been downloaded more than 100,000 times and they remain available on filesharing websites, he said. “If you want to do this, it’s plainly obvious there’s no one standing between you, your computer and your 3-D printer. Anyone can make this gun,” Wilson said Monday. Lawmakers and law enforcement officials alike have long been concerned that technological advances could allow for the production of guns that don’t have any metal, first passing the ban on such weapons in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. It has been renewed twice since then.

Walker autopsy complete; ‘Fast & Furious 7’ halted LOS ANGELES (AP) — The movie studio that makes the “Fast & Furious” action franchise said Tuesday it was suspending production of the latest installment while authorities press ahead with their investigation into how Paul Walker died. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office said it has completed autopsies on the two bodies. Results of the autopsies and identifications would not be released until Wednesday, the coroner’s office said.

Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle to remain in US BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s Kenyanborn uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, on Tuesday was granted permission to stay in the United States. Judge Leonard Shapiro made the decision after Onyango Obama, 69, testified that he had lived in the U.S. for 50 years, been a hard worker, paid income tax and been arrested only once. Asked about his family in the U.S., he said he has a sister and two nieces, then added, “I do have a nephew.” Asked to name the nephew, he said, “Barack Obama,” then added, “He’s the president of the United States.”

911 calls from school shooting to be released HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings of 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting are being released, days after a state prosecutor dropped his fight to continue withholding them despite an order to provide them to The Associated Press. For nearly a year, the AP has been asking for an opportunity to review the tapes, which will now be released Wednesday to the news

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Detroit city workers and supporters protest outside the federal courthouse in Detroit while awaiting the bankruptcy decision Tuesday.

Detroit bankruptcy decision puts pensions at risk DETROIT (AP) — A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them from getting smaller checks in their golden years. Judge Steven Rhodes said the city is eligible to stay in bankruptcy court and scrub $18 billion in debt, about half of that amount linked to underfunded pensions and health care obligations. But he also warned officials that they’ll need to justify any deep reductions. The case now turns to crunching numbers and trying to strike deals, although unions are pursuing an appeal. Some retirees said they

felt socked by the outcome Tuesday. “We’ll be thrown out of our homes and starving if they seriously slash our pensions. Then they’ll tell us to go to the soup lines,” said David Sole, 65, who retired from the public works department in January after 22 years and whose wife also is a city retiree. “We don’t know what they are going to take,” Sole said. “The judge said he would not tolerate steep cuts. What’s steep?” The judge, who wondered aloud why the bankruptcy had not happened years ago, said pensions can be altered just like any contract because the state constitution does not offer bulletproof protection for public employee benefits. But he signaled a desire for a measured approach and

warned city officials that he would not “lightly or casually” sign off on just any cuts. “This once proud and prosperous city can’t pay its debts. It’s insolvent,” Rhodes said in formally granting Detroit the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history. “At the same time, it also has an opportunity for a fresh start.” The ruling came more than four months after Detroit filed for Chapter 9 protection. Rhodes agreed with unions and pension funds that the city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, had not negotiated in good faith in the weeks ahead of the July filing, a key condition under federal law. But he said the number of creditors — more than 100,000 — and a wide array of competing interests probably made that “impossible.”

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cooperative in addition to other media organizations. Calls that were made from cellphones and routed to state police dispatchers are not among the tapes to be SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — It released. The calls are the is public art made of private subject of a separate, pendwishes. ing freedom of information In a phenomenon spreadrequest by the AP. ing across the globe, Asian nations oversized blackboards, The Associated Press dominate global test painted on buildings and “Before I die . . . ” on a large blackboard in finish the sentence People WASHINGTON (AP) — freestanding displays, invite Providence, R.I., in this Nov. 29 photo. Since 2011, 400 such walls have passers-by to complete the American students once again lag behind many of their sentence: “Before I die I want gone up in the United States as well as in 60 other countries. Asian and European peers on to ...” Answers, some profound, tive therapy in public space,” “... get clean.” a global exam, a continuing Nyquis Turner, 16, trend that often is blamed on some profane, are written on said Chang, responding to child poverty and a diverse stenciled lines with pieces of questions via email. Chang stopped to write, “play in the sidewalk chalk picked from earned a master’s degree in NFL.” population in U.S. schools. urban planning and sees in “Find a cure for cancer. Be Education Secretary Arne the ground below. “... make my dad proud.” public spaces the potential to famous,” Lynn Morehouse Duncan called the results a “... find the yin to my unify and communicate. read from one of two boards “picture of educational stag“I don’t know if maybe that went up last month in nation” as U.S. students yang.” Since artist Candy Chang you’re more likely to do it Providence, R.I. “Some of showed little improvement over three years, failing to created the first wall on an because now it’s out there for them are funny. Some of score in the top 20 on math, abandoned house in her New the world to see, there’s just them are a little off the wall. Orleans neighborhood in something magical about ... I like it.” reading or science. “... find alien life.” Students in Shanghai, 2011, more than 400 walls stuff like this,” said Sara “... tell my dad I’m gay.” China’s largest city, had the have gone up in the United McAlister, 22, after stopping Chang said a universal top scores in all subjects, and States and more than 60 to write on a former factory Singapore, South Korea, other countries, including building in Syracuse. “I think theme is personal well-being, Japan and Hong Kong stu- Kazakhstan, Mexico, Iraq, putting it out there, even citing repeat entries like: dents weren’t far behind. Haiti, South Korea and South considering the question, is “come to terms with who I going to make a difference.” am,” “have no regrets,” “forEven Vietnam, which had its Africa. Building owner Rick give and be forgiven,” “heal.” “... be happy.” students participate for the Destito painted the “Before I A hardcover book, “Before “... see Italy.” first time, had a higher aver“I’ve been surprised by Die” wall after seeing the I Die,” released earlier this age score in math and science month by St. Martin’s Press, how quickly people have idea on Facebook. than the United States. “It’s such a simple idea but permanently captures some These results again raise dropped their guards and the question of whether the written sincere and some- it resonated so much with me of the answers, which are United States is consistently times heartbreaking things because there are so many often otherwise erased to outperformed because of the on these walls,” said Chang, things that I want to do before make room for more. “Some walls reflect the curwidely varied backgrounds who said the first wall was I die,” said Destito, who is of its students. Some are inspired by the loss of a loved transforming the former gear rent politics of the region,” from low-income house- one. “It reassures me that factory into artist and rehears- Chang said. “But for the most holds, for example. Others I’m not alone as I try to make al studios. He has watched part, the walls have shown just people of all ages and back- how universal our hopes are. don’t have English as their sense of my life.” “We want to love and be “It’s an honest mess of the grounds stop and write, some primary language. But some countries that longing, anxiety, joy, pain, lingering, others dashing off a loved,” she said. “We want to see the world. We want to help outperform the United gratitude, insecurity and hope and hurrying off. “... see a cure for autism.” others. We want to underStates also experience such wonder you find in every “... grow a moustache.” stand who we really are.” challenges. community. ... It’s like collec-

Cyber Monday draws $1.74B billion holiday dollars NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is still on top. Retailers from Walmart Stores to Amazon started rolling out “Cyber” deals at the beginning of November, and kept them going on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led some to wonder if earlier sales would put a dent in Cyber Monday sales. The date has been the biggest online shopping day of the year since 2010. But shoppers delivered. In fact, shoppers bought online at the heaviest rate ever Monday, according to research firm comScore Inc., which tracks online sales. The group said Tuesday e-commerce

spending rose 18 percent from last year’s Cyber Monday to $1.74 billion, making Monday the top online spending day since comScore began tracking the data in 2001. The figure does not include purchases from mobile devices. The strong online performance was in contrast to overall spending. Over the four days beginning on Thanksgiving, spending fell an estimated 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion, according to the trade group the National Retail Federation. Overall, the NRF expects holiday spending to rise 2.9 percent to $602.1 billion. “Any notion that Cyber Monday is declining in importance appears to be completely unfounded,” comScore

Chairman Gian Fulgoni said in a statement Tuesday. However, he did say that early promotions had some consumers buying more items earlier in the weekend, suggesting that Cyber Monday could have even been stronger were it not for the emergence of this trend. ComScore tracks U.S. online sales based on observed behavior of a representative U.S. consumer panel of 1 million Web users. One big online shopping trend so far this year is shoppers researching and buying on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, said Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru.

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Hezbollah commander killed in Lebanon BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen assassinated a senior Hezbollah commander after he parked his car in his apartment building ’s garage Wednesday in Lebanon’s capital, a major breach of the Shiite militant group’s security as it struggles to maintain multiple fronts while it fights alongside President Bashar Assad’s forces in Syria. The killing of Hassan alLaqis, 53, was the latest in a series of attacks against the Iranian-backed group whose heavy-handed and very open involvement in the civil war next door has enraged the overwhelmingly Sunni rebels seeking to oust Assad and fueled sectarian tensions across the region. The militant group quickly blamed its main enemy Israel, which has a history of taking out Hezbollah leaders but denied any responsibility. Suspicion also fell on Sunni rivals who have claimed responsibility for recent deadly car bombings in Hezbollah strongholds and a double suicide attack targeting the Iranian Embassy in Beirut last month. Al-Laqis’ killing came shortly after Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah accused Saudi Arabia of being behind the embassy bombings, which killed 23 people, in a three-hour interview with a local television station. Nasrallah indirectly suggested an alliance between Israel and Saudi Arabia was trying to destabilize the group. The killing and other attacks underscored how the Shiite militia has found itself mired into fronts: Shoring up Assad’s rule in Syria, and against the Jewish state. Hezbollah’s fight in Syria marked a strategic shift for the fiercely anti-Israel group, one that some of its most loyal supporters in the Shiite community have been reluctant to embrace.

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Sentencing will be Dec. 12 Continued from Page A1 Explosives. More disconcerting than the rifle was what officers discovered beneath the home when April Yarbrough pointed out a crawlspace under the master bedroom. Babb said it was a tight squeeze. “I barely fit through the hole with my gear on,” he said. April Yarbrough testified her husband dug the bunker over a period of approximately eight months beginning in 2012. Inside the underground space, which police said stretched beneath multiple rooms of the house, Babb saw more firearms, ammunition, gunpowder and hand grenade components. Pettey held up a vacuumsealed plastic bag containing what Babb identified as a hand grenade fuse mechanism found inside the bunker. What had officers more alarmed, though, were the actual live IEDs sitting in plain view. “On the lefthand side, pretty quickly I noticed the pipe bombs on a table, I’d guess you’d call it,” he said. Officers took photos and

LAB BAND ‘Fighting the good fight’ Continued from Page A1 their annual budget of about $30,000. “What we end up doing is just struggling along. We hope we get the donations, and make some money off our auction, and have some income from our concerts. We get paid for going to Medford (Jazz Festival), we get paid for playing at the Clambake (Jazz Festival) down here, and a few other gigs. The rest is normally donations. “Here’s a young man who passed away over 10 years ago and his dad wanted to

quickly backed out of the house. Coos Bay police called in the Oregon State Police Explosives Unit from Central Point. Bomb technician Greg Costanzo testified that the devices were made of large CO2 canisters that had been filled with gunpowder. Troopers carried explosives to a makeshift sandbag enclosure they’d built in a nearby parking lot of John Topits Park. Costanzo said that two of the three live devices they found were disarmed without incident, but another exploded when they shot it with a specialized shotgun called a percussion-actuated nonelectric disrupter. The explosion spread shrapnel across the parking lot.

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keep his legacy alive, and by giving us that Corvette. Our model is ‘passing it on,’ and I think that’s kind of the ultimate form of passing it on.” Another form of passing it on is by recording the music for people to share. So, for the first time, the Lab Band is recording a live concert featuring holiday music. Evolution will be playing their free annual Christmas concert Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the Hales Center. Ring says that if you watch it live your applause could be on the CD when it comes out next year. They hope CD sales will be a new form of fundraising. The goal of all this is to help them get more active in the hunt for grants, and to eventually allow them to be

able to purchase a more modern computer for their office and a bigger building for their rehearsals — which could help attract more students. Ring knows some will question why the future of the Lab Band, or any arts program, is worth worrying this much about. But, he says, the answer came from a talk delivered to the Lab Band some years ago by Mic Gillette, a legendary brass player who was part of the famed Tower of Power super-group. “He (Gillette) said to the kids: ‘No matter how hard times are, how bad the economy is, people will take their last dollar to be entertained. And being an entertainer, you have the responsibility to play, act, or do whatever

you can do, to the best of your ability to provide these people with the entertainment that they’re paying for.’” Ring believes that is something, with all the arts, to have that we remember. It’s something the community can be a part of through support of programs like the Oregon Coast Lab Band. “We’re here and we’re fighting the good fight, and we’re keeping it going.” For more information on the program you can visit their website at labband.com. Reporter Tim Novotny can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 235, at tim .novotny @theworldlink.com, or on Twitter at @novots34.

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At some point while police were at his home, Yarbrough left the hospital. He managed to evade law enforcement for more than a week. Eventually, a tip led Coos County Sheriff’s deputies to a branch of the Coquille River just outside of Powers, where they had been told Yarbrough was camping on a small island. While patrolling the area on June 23, they saw the occupants of a flatbed truck duck their heads as deputies passed by. After stopping the vehicle, they found

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“There are a lot of things going on in the district right now, lots of balls in the air and tricky things to work on,” she said. “Those things together would stress out any individual. “The negotiations are at a point where we were sort of stuck, so it may be helpful to have a fresh face in there. I think that we can work through the problem of getting our interim superintendent up to speed. It may actually help to shake things loose, to get us to a point where we’re talking again.” Any reasoning behind Hollensteiner’s sudden retirement is all speculation until she comments on the issue, Slack said. “I guess my gut feeling is that I really hope ... that it doesn’t do anything to hurt our negotiations,” Slack said. “I hope it can only help our negotiations. Whether she’s here or not, we want these settled.” a Hillcrest Slack, Elementary second grade teacher, said everyone wants to know why. “We’re all very curious,” she said. “We’re curious why? Why in the middle of the year? Who’s going to come in?

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Yarbrough inside, along with 48-year-old Tina Rossback, who was charged with harboring a fugitive. Coos Bay police Officer Scott Rogers, who had taken the initial report from April Yarbrough about the weapons in the home, interviewed him at the Coos County jail shortly after his arrest. He said Yarbrough described himself as a “prepper” who built the bunker and obtained the weapons to protect his family. The term prepper is used to describe individuals who prepare themselves to be self-reliant in worst-case situations. Assistant District Attorney Stephen Pettey said that didn’t matter. “Whether he is a prepper or not a prepper, you can’t build pipe bombs without the proper permits from ATF or other agencies, which he didn’t have,” Pettey said. Yarbrough chose not to take the stand, and was briefly seen wiping away tears during the trial. Sentencing has been scheduled for Dec. 12 at 8:30 a.m. Reporter Thomas Moriarty can be reached at 541-2691222, ext. 240, or by email at t h o m a s . m o r i a rt y @ t h e worldlink.com. Follow him on T w i t t e r : @ThomasDMoriarty.

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That’s upsetting. The timing seems off.” Jacquot said the district was “in a much worse spot two years ago” when the school board and teachers union were in mediation for nearly a year and a half. The school board voted unanimously Monday night to give Jacquot the authority “to negotiate a possible retirement package with a current district employee.” They also voted unanimously to allow her to work toward an agreement with another district employee to fill the vacancy. An executive session of the school board will be at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Bend School District office to discuss an employment matter. In open session, the board will vote to appoint an acting/interim superintendent. Slack said she plans on attending; she wants to know who’s going to take the helm as the board and union head into mediation. Jacquot could not comment as to whether any one person had been eyed for the interim position. The search for a permanent superintendent will take some time. “That sometimes takes a national search,” she said. “We may look at doing that, but this has come up pretty fast for us.” The board wants to see a future superintendent who understands “current best

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Lawyer: Train engineer had ‘daze’ before wreck YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnosis-like “daze” and nodded at the controls just before the wreck, and by the time he caught himself it was too late, people representing him said Tuesday. Attorney Jeffrey Chartier accompanied engineer William Rockefeller to his interview with National Transportation Safety Board investigators and described the account Rockefeller gave. Chartier said the engineer experienced a nod or “a daze,” almost like road fatigue or the phenomenon

sometimes called highway hypnosis. He couldn’t say how long it lasted. What Rockefeller remembers is “operating the train, coming to a section where the track was still clear — then, all of a sudden, feeling something was wrong and hitting the brakes,” Chartier said. “... He felt something was not right and he hit the brakes.” Questions about Rockefeller’s role mounted rapidly after investigators disclosed on Monday that the Metro-North Railroad commuter train jumped the tracks after going into a curve at 82 mph, nearly three times the 30 mph speed limit.

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Leave it to Trailblazers to go off the beaten path. As the nation collectively swoons over the youngsters in college basketball, the Julius Randles, Andrew Wigginses, and Jabari Parkers who promise to be cornerstones of franchises for years to come, Rip City is proving that you can develop a team in down years without frustrating season ticket holders by tanking. With the win Monday against the 16-1 Pacers, the 15-3 Blazers introduced themselves to the contender conversation. Only one of the team’s starters was picked in the top five of the draft. It’s that recruiting savvy that has the Blazers sitting with the best record in the Western Conference. Sustained sucSPORTS cess in the league necessitates shrewd draft picks and smart free agent signings, especially in a small market. Teams like Indiana, Oklahoma City and San Antonio can only get superstars by drafting them GEORGE and using their A RTSITAS leverage for big contract extensions to make sure they stay in town. Many teams fight to get to the worst record to be higher in the draft. But the Blazers haven’t done that. Two years ago, a brilliant trade landed them the Nets’ first-round pick in exchange for aging Gerald Wallace. That pick, No. 6 in the 2012 Draft, turned into Damian Lillard. Lillard is a rarity in the one-anddone era of college basketball, having played four years at Weber State. He was the only senior among the first 16 picks. By the end of the season, Lillard was rookie of the year, and now he has an edge about him. He’s vicious like a pitbull and doesn’t back down to big moments. Think Russell Westbrook without the suspect wardrobe choices. Rounding out the Big Three — virtually every NBA team has one now — the Blazers have Nicolas Batum and LeMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge was drafted second overall seven years ago and the Blazers were right to give him a max contract extension. Aldridge will make $14.1 million this year and $15.2 million next. I’ve contended for a while that Aldridge was the NBA’s most underrated player the past three seasons. He’s averaging 22.7 points and 9.6 rebounds this year. At 28, he’s entering his prime. And his value looks great compared to some other players with big contracts — David Lee, Kobe Bryant and John Salmons to name a few. Batum is 24 and just getting better. I always thought the Frenchman was the prototypical long player who doesn’t meet his NBA potential, but has the frame and athleticism to keep earning contracts. This year, he’s turned into a valuable utility wing that has made me eat my words. The rest of the roster is filled with with misfits and late first-rounders. Robin Lopez, perhaps the Sideshow Bob version of his twin brother Brooke, was picked 15th overall. He’s legitimately turned into a solid cog for the Blazers’ front court and a viable NBA starting center, words I never thought I’d type. Thomas Robinson, who was picked just one spot behind Lillard in that 2012 draft, has inexplicably been on three teams in the past 18 months. The Blazers picked him up for a nickel on the dollar and now are seeing what the 22-year-old can do with the Herculean frame God gave him. Wesley Matthews has separated himself from the NBA’s humdrum shooting guards, scoring better than 16 points a game. Oh yeah, he went undrafted out of Marquette too. Nobody really has any idea how CJ McCollum, the Blazers’ first round pick out of Lehigh, will play when he returns from his foot surgery. Since the Blazers have shown recent success in plucking mid-major players who can contribute immediately, he’ll get the benefit of the doubt. He can thank Damian Lillard for that. And like Lillard, he was the only senior taken in the top 15 of his draft class. I don't know if even the blindly optimistic Blazers faithful think they’ll continue on this pace and finish 67-15. Teams typically regress, and this team in particular has so many questions. Will they suffer the injury bug? Will Damian Lillard continue to grow? How will McCollum fit into what seems to be seamless chemistry up and down the bench? Portland also doesn’t get breaks in a Western Conference loaded with great teams — the Thunder (Portland’s foe tonight), Clippers, Spurs, Warriors, Grizzlies and Rockets. If the first quarter of the season is any indication, though, the Blazers can count themselves in that group.

FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS EUGENE — Quarterback Marcus Mariota has announced that he will return to Oregon for his junior season. There had been speculation that Mariota might declare himself eligible for the NFL. Following Oregon’s 36-35 victory over Oregon State in the Civil War last Friday, he said he hadn’t yet made a decision. But on Tuesday the school announced on its website that

Mariota would stay, along with junior Hroniss Grasu, a threeyear starter at center. Two Oregon juniors that have received a good amount of predraft hype — cornerback Ifo Ekrpre-Olomu and running back De’Anthony Thomas — haven’t made public their decision of whether to stay in Eugene or turn pro. “It is an honor to be a student at the University of Oregon and to have the opportunity to represent our institution on the football field alongside my teammates,” Mariota said in a statement. “I look forward to earning my degree next year and to the rest of my career at this great University.”

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Marcus Mariota throws a pass during Oregon’s win over Utah. The sophomore will be slinging the ball at Autzen Stadium again next fall. Mariota has thrown 30 touchdown passes this season for the Ducks, who finished the regular season 10-2. Oregon will know its postseason fate on Sunday when the bowl pairings are announced. He has thrown a touchdown in all 25 games he’s played as a

Duck, the third-longest current streak in the nation. His 39 touchdowns this season — 30 passing, 9 rushing — and 3,994 yards of total offense are the most in a single season at Oregon. SEE DUCKS | B4

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Oregon’s Joseph Young, left, congratulates teammate Damyean Dotson after he made a basket against Pacific.

Oregon blossoms into contender EUGENE (AP) — With seven transfers new to the Ducks and two players serving suspensions, No. 13 Oregon is looking surprisingly cohesive. Oregon swept the field this past weekend at the Global Sports Hardwood Classic tournament in Eugene to improve to 7-0 for the team’s best start since the 2007-08 season. Guard Joseph Young, who came to the Ducks from Houston, is the team’s leading scorer with an average of 23.3 points, while Mike Moser from UNLV is averaging 13.7 points and seven rebounds. The starting duo already has developed chemistry. “I think it has been good. We had a chance to develop it a little bit over the summer as well, so we are not entirely new, but it has been coming along good,” Moser said. “Joe is really easy to play with. A kid that can score in any situation makes it pretty easy to play with.” Adding to the mix is forward Elgin Cook from Northwest Florida State, forward Richard Amardi from Indian Hills Community College, guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit from North Idaho College, guard Jason Calliste from Detroit and forward Brian Crow from Sonoma State. Cook has been averaging 10.4 points and five rebounds off the bench, while Calliste is averaging 11 points and has 20 total assists.

While Oregon is by no means perfect, the team is making steady improvement, coach Dana Altman said. “These guys will learn to play together more, and that’s part of growing as a team,” he said. “We have good guys, they all want to play together, they all want to be coached and I’d be really disappointed if this team doesn’t make big strides.” The Ducks opened the season with an 8275 victory over Georgetown in South Korea as part of the Armed Forces Challenge. The rest of their victories have come at Matthew Knight Arena, including wins over Pacific, North Dakota and Cal Poly over the weekend. They’ll be challenged on Sunday when they visit Mississippi, and next week when they play Illinois at Portland’s Moda Center, the newly re-named home of the NBA’s Trail Blazers. “Offensively we just need to keep swinging it, make better decisions and make the right plays,” Young said. “And defensively, we just need to communicate as one team. And we’ll be good.” Oregon lost four seniors from last year’s team, which wrapped up its 28-9 season with a 77-69 loss to Louisville in the NCAA’s Sweet 16. The finish was something of a surprise after the Ducks were initially picked to finish seventh in the Pac-12.

The team successfully petitioned the NCAA for a waiver that allowed Young to play immediately rather than sit out a season. The talented shooter, Houston’s top scorer with an average of 18 points a game, left the Cougars after his dad, the director of basketball operations, was asked to take a lesser position at Houston. Both father and son decided to leave the program. Moser, who went to Portland’s Grant High School, averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds at UNLV as a sophomore but was hampered by injury as a junior. The 6-foot-8 forward completed a final course for his undergraduate degree at UNLV, clearing the way for him to play for the Ducks this season. He said the Ducks have jelled quickly. “Definitely, you can already see how things are shaping, even in the first couple of games. You see where you can score, who you can get the ball to in certain spots, really when it’s your time to step up. Those are probably the biggest things in this growing process,” Moser said. The Ducks were hit before the season started with the suspensions of guard Dominic Artis and forward Ben Carter for selling team apparel. Both players have been sidelined for the first nine games of the season and they must donate the value of the apparel to charity.

Ellsbury gets big payday from Yankees NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees are flashing their cash, adding Jacoby Ellsbury to a shopping spree that started with Brian McCann. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is also leaving the World Series champion Red Sox, heading to the last-place Miami Marlins. And Boston already has lined up a catching replacement in A.J. Pierzynski. Add in a pair of trades by Oakland, a three-team deal involving Arizona, Cincinnati and Tampa Bay, plus two other swaps Tuesday, and baseball’s business season has started to boil a week before the winter meetings. Ellsbury, a former Oregon State standout, struck the third-highest deal for an outfielder in baseball history, a $153 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees, who are

retooling after missing the playoffs for just the second time in 19 years. The center fielder was to take a physical in New York today that he must pass before the deal can be finalized, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. Earlier Tuesday, New York finalized an $85 million, five-year contract with All-Star catcher Brian McCann. There is a long history of stars moving from Beantown to the Big Apple during their careers. Babe Ruth was the most famous, and Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs and Johnny Damon followed. Ellsbury, who turned 30 in September, led the majors with 52 stolen bases despite being hobbled late in the season by a broken foot. SEE BASEBALL | B2

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Jacoby Ellsbury dives for a ball during the American League Championship Series between Boston and Detroit in October. The former Oregon State star will leave the Red Sox for the Yankees and a seven-year contract.


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Sports Clark takes over as union chief THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO — Tony Clark said he’s “blown away” that he is the first former major leaguer to become head of the baseball players’ union. The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Clark to replace Michael Weiner, who died Nov. 21 of brain cancer. The decision is pending a vote of the ge n e ra l membership. Clark was an AllStar in 2001 and played for 15 seasons with Detroit, Arizona, the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Boston and San Diego. The 41-yearold was appointed deputy executive director in July and had been acting executive director since Weiner’s death.

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Detroit’s Brandon Jennings shoots a 3-pointer over Miami’s Norris Cole in the fourth quarter Tuesday.

Pistons end Miami win streak THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — Kyle Singler scored 18 points to lead seven Detroit players in double figures, Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds and the Pistons beat the Miami Heat 107-97 on Tuesday night to snap the NBA champions’ 10-game winning streak. Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey each scored 16 for Detroit, which got 15 apiece from Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings. The Pistons led by 18 before Miami got within three points in the fourth, but never trailed in the game’s final 47 minutes. Jennings sealed it with just over two minutes left, stealing the ball from LeBron James and setting up Monroe for an easy score. James and Michael Beasley each scored 23 for Miami, which shot a season-low 44 percent. 76ers 126 Magic 125, 2OT: Michael Carter-Williams had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, and Thaddeus Young added 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead Philadelphia past Orlando in double-overtime on Tuesday night. Carter-Williams got his 10th assist on a dish to Young late in the second OT to put the Sixers up 125-120. Evan Turner had 24 points for Philadelphia, which snapped a fourgame losing streak. Arron Afflalo scored a career-high 43 points for the Magic and Glen Davis had a career-high 33. Victor Oladipo had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to join Carter-Williams as rookies with a triple-double.

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Nuggets 111, Nets 87: Timofey Mozgov had 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in another superb effort by Denver’s bench, and the Nuggets raced by the Brooklyn Nets 111-87 Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory. Joe Johnson scored 22 points for the Nets, who still haven’t won consecutive games this season and fell to 5-13 heading into their nationally televised first meeting Thursday with the just-a-little-worse Knicks (3-13). Thunder 97, Kings 95: Kevin Durant had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead Oklahoma City to its eighth straight win by defeating slumping Sacramento. The Thunder built a 17-point lead early in the fourth, but had to hold off the Kings and Isaiah Thomas, who scored 21 of his 24 points in the final period and missed a jumper with 1 second left that would have sent the game to overtime. Celtics 108, Bucks 100: Jordan Crawford scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 18 and Boston avoided a third loss to struggling Milwaukee this season. Brandon Bass added 16 points and nine rebounds, Avery Bradley scored 15 and Jared Sullinger finished with 12 points as all five starters scored in double figures for Boston, which had lost two of three. O.J. Mayo scored 19, and Brandon Knight had 15 points and six assists for Milwaukee. Warriors 112, Raptors 103: Klay Thompson made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to fuel an improbable comeback, Stephen Curry added a pair of shots from beyond the arc down the stretch and Golden State Warriors rallied from 27 points down in the second half to beat Toronto.

Thompson finished with 22 points and seven assists, nearly matching Curry’s 27 and 10. David Lee added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors. Toronto led 75-48 with 9:20 left in the third quarter and took an 18-point lead into the fourth. DeMar DeRozan had 26 points to pace Toronto, which lost its fourth straight. Grizzlies 110, Suns 91: Jon Leuer scored a career-high 23 points, Ed Davis added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Memphis made the best of a makeshift lineup to defeat Phoenix. Leuer and Davis got plenty of playing time because of injuries to front-line starters Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Marcus Morris led the Suns with 18 points, Goran Dragic added 16 and Miles Plumlee had 11. Mavericks 89, Bobcats 82: Dirk Nowitzki recovered from a rough start to score 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Mavericks kept Charlotte winless in Dallas. Nowitzki, who was 1 of 10 from the field in the first half, and Monta Ellis took over late after struggling most of the game. They scored the last 19 points to help the Mavericks outscore Charlotte 29-15 in the fourth. Al Jefferson scored 19 points, and Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker had 16 apiece for the Bobcats, who are 010 in Dallas and 1-17 overall against the Mavericks. That’s the worst record in the league for one team against another. Charlotte guard Michael KiddGilchrist fractured his left hand during the game and coach Steve Clifford isn’t sure when the second-year player will be back. The 6-foot-7 Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Kidd alters role of assistant Frank NEW YORK (AP) — The disappointing Brooklyn Nets shook up their coaching staff Tuesday, reassigning top assistant Lawrence Frank to a non-bench role. Head coach Jason Kidd said Frank will not be at practices or games, and that he will be writing daily reports. He said the two had “different philosophies.” “This is a decision that I had to make and I made it and we move on,” Kidd said. Kidd played for Frank with the Nets and hired him when he became a first-time coach in June. Frank had spent the two previous seasons as coach of the Detroit Pistons, and earned a leaguehigh 21.4 percent of the vote as best assistant by executives who voted in the preseason NBA.com GM survey.

BASEBALL From Page B1 The lefty-hitting leadoff man batted .298 with nine homers and 53 RBIs, and the short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium should boost his power numbers. Ellsbury’s deal includes a $21 million option for the 2021 season, with a $5 million buyout. If the option is exercised, the deal would be worth $169 million over eight years. Among outfielders, only $160 million contracts for Manny Ramirez and Matt Kemp are more lucrative. Pierzynski agreed to a one-year contract with the Red Sox, a person with knowledge of those negotia-

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Brooklyn head coach Jason Kidd talks with an assistant during Tuesday’s game against Denver. Lawrence Frank, who had been one of the bench coaches, no longer will be on the sidelines with Kidd during games. Frank is the Nets’ career leader in NBA wins with 225. He was expected to work mostly with the defense, but the Nets are near the bottom of the league in that category,

allowing 102.4 points per game. K idd denied that the defensive struggles were behind his decision. “Different philosophies

tions said, also on condition of anonymity because the agreement wasn’t final. The lefty-hitting Pierzynski and righty David Ross, Boston’s backup, both will be 37 next season. With catching prospects Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart making their way up the system, the Red Sox were reluctant to give a multiyear deal to Saltalamacchia. Pierzynski hit .272 with 17 homers and 70 RBIs last season with Texas. Saltalamacchia agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the 100-loss Marlins, two people familiar with those negotiations said, also on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized.

Also Tuesday, Minnesota completed a $49 million, four-year contract with right-hander Ricky Nolasco. The Twins, coming off their third straight season of at least 86 losses, also are finishing a $24 million, threeyear deal with right-hander Phil Hughes that is expected to be announced later this week. Nolasco made 33 starts last season for the Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers, going 13-11 with a 3.70 ERA. Heath Bell was part of a three-team trade for the second straight offseason. Tampa Bay acquired Bell from Arizona and catcher from Hanigan Ryan Cincinnati, and the Rays sent right-hander Justin Choate

Mariners add Wilson to team’s coaching staff SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have hired former catcher Dan Wilson as the roving minor league catching coordinator for the organization. The Mariners announced the hiring on Tuesday. Wilson will work with catchers at all levels of the organization beginning with spring training and continuing through the season. He will travel to each of Seattle’s minor league affiliates to work with catchers. The 44-year-old Wilson spent 14 seasons catching. He started with Cincinnati and then spent the majority of his career in Seattle. He caught more games than any player in Mariners history and ended his career with the sixth-highest fielding percentage for a catcher in major league history. Wilson was an All-Star in 1996 and was inducted into the team hall of fame in 2012.

SKIING Vonn gets OK to return to the downhill slopes LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics. Now Vonn — and the rest of the skiing world — will wait to find out whether she’ll actually be racing by the end of this week. The four-time overall World Cup champion and reigning Olympic downhill gold medalist is expected to start 10th in Wednesday’s first official training session at Lake Louise. The U.S. Ski team added that a decision would not be made until Thursday on whether Vonn will return to competition for the first time since tearing right knee ligaments in a high-speed crash at the world championships last February. The scheduled races at Lake Louise — a site Vonn has dominated in the past, including three-victory sweeps in 2011 and 2012 — are downhills on Friday and Saturday, with a super-G on Sunday.

and that’s it,” he said. “We’ll figure out how to stop people.” Kidd said the rest of his staff would remain as is and there would be no new coaching hires. The Nets brought a 5-12 record into their game Tuesday against Denver, which is coached by Brian Shaw — the other finalist for the Nets job that went to Kidd. Shaw, a longtime successful assistant before finally getting his first head coaching opportunity this season, interviewed just after K idd and said he thought he had a “pretty good chance” to be the Nets’ choice. PRO FOOTBALL “I think everything hapFormer Chiefs sue team pens for a reason. I’m happy in the situation that I’m in,” over head injury risk Shaw said. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on and a player to be named to the team between 1987 and Arizona. The Diamondbacks 1993 filed a lawsuit claiming sent left-hander David the team hid and even lied about the risks of head Holmberg to Cincinnati. Bell was 5-2 with a 4.11 injuries during that time ERA with 15 saves last season period when there was no collective bargaining agreeand wants to close. Hanigan agreed to a $10.75 ment in place in the NFL. The lawsuit was filed in million, three-year contract. After acquiring Jim Jackson County Circuit Johnson from Baltimore on Court on behalf of former Monday night and reaching players Leonard Griffin, an agreement with free- Chris Martin, Joe Phillips, agent pitcher Scott Kazmir, Alexander Louis Cooper and Oakland obtained outfielder Kevin Porter, all of whom Craig Gentry and right-han- played on defense. It seeks der Josh Lindblom from more than $15,000 in actual Texas for outfielder Michael and punitive damages. All Choice and infielder Chris five players have opted out of Bostick. a multimillion-dollar settleThe Athletics also ment announced this sumobtained right-hander Luke mer that would compensate Gregerson from San Diego for former players for their head outfielder Seth Smith. injuries.

NFL suspends Detroit’s Lewis for PED use DETROIT — Lions linebacker Travis Lewis has been suspended for the final four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The league announced the suspension Tuesday. The 25year-old Lewis is in his second season after being drafted in the seventh round in 2012. He’s played 25 games for Detroit, with no starts, and his contributions have been mostly on special teams. Lewis is eligible to return after Detroit’s regular-season finale against Minnesota. Lewis released a statement apologizing, saying he has let his team down and there’s nothing worse than that. He says he looks forward to returning to the Lions after his suspension.

AUTO RACING Burton gets gig in TV booth for NASCAR races LAS VEGAS — Jeff Burton became NBC Sports Group’s first hire for the broadcast booth when the network decided the respected driver was a must-have analyst for its upcoming NASCAR coverage. NBCUniversal has the exclusive rights to the final 20 Sprint Cup Series races, and final 19 Nationwide Series events beginning in 2015 and select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events and other live content also beginning in 2015. The network last covered NASCAR between 2001 and 2006. Burton’s career as a fulltime driver is ending in 2014.

Stewart says sponsors will be back in 2014 LAS VEGAS — Tony Stewart said ExxonMobil has renewed its multiyear sponsorship of both the threetime NASCAR champion and Stewart-Haas Racing. Stewart made the announcement that Mobil 1 will continue its relationship with him and his team while hosting the year-end edition of “Tony Stewart Live” on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Mobil 1 will be the primary sponsor on Stewart’s Chevrolet for 11 races. Stewart missed the final four months of the season with a broken leg, but is expected to return to his car at the season-opening Daytona 500 in February.

Swan Racing will field two teams for 2014 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Swan Racing will expand to two teams in 2014 and field cars for Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt. The expansion is another step under new owner Brandon Davis, who pledged to stop starting and parking when he took over control of the team in late 2012. Davis used multiple drivers in his first full season of ownership, beginning with Michael Waltrip in the Daytona 500. David Stremme drove 25 races and Swan Racing closed out the season auditioning several drivers.

DOPING Marathon runner faces six-year suspension CAPE TOWN, South Africa — South African marathon runner Lindhikaya Mthangayi has tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and faces a six-year ban following a previous doping offense. The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport says Mthangayi tested positive for methandienone at the Cape Town Marathon in September, which he won. Mthangayi was previously banned for six months after testing positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine in 2009. He will be charged at an independent doping tribunal for his latest offense and can request to have his “B” sample tested. SAIDS says if that is also positive for the steroid the athlete could be punished with a ban of between four and six years.


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Tomlin gets big fine from NFL Pittsburgh coach issues apology ■

The Associated Press

Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril hits the arm of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, causing a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett during Monday’s game.

Seahawks focus on next goal Seattle can clinch home field in playoffs by beating San Francisco on Sunday ■

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll gathered his team in the locker room and finally offered some congratulations. For the first time all season, Carroll felt he could acknowledge the Seattle Seahawks earning something tangible when they routed New Orleans 34-7 on Monday night to become the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff spot. And as Carroll described on his weekly radio show Tuesday morning, the accomplishment was met with a collective “golf clap.” Even at 11-1, with the best record in the NFL and a 14-game home winning streak, the Seahawks remain unsatisfied, at least until they have clinched what’s most important to them: Homefield advantage in the playoffs. The blowout of the Saints — behind 310 yards passing and three touchdowns from Russell Wilson and a defense that flustered Drew Brees into one of his worst games with New Orleans — gave Seattle a two-game lead in the home-field race with tiebreakers in hand. “We accomplished something; we’re a playoff team,which is great to know that,” Carroll said. “But that’s not our goal, and

we don’t talk that way. You never hear these guys say, oh boy, we want to get into the playoffs. That’s not the goal we set. We want to win this division, and that division gets us a chance to play at home, and that’s what we’re after. And then we’ll talk about what comes next.” Seattle has almost assured itself home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. A win over San Francisco on Sunday will clinch the NFC West and a first-round bye. The Seahawks just need to go 2-2 over their last four games to wrap up home-field and help from others could make the task easier. Will home-field advantage equate to a Super Bowl trip? Not necessarily. The NFC playoffs have been rife with upsets in recent seasons. Only twice since the Seahawks’ lone Super Bowl trip in 2005 has the No. 1 seed in the NFC reached the Super Bowl — the 2009 Saints and 2006 Bears. History may not be on Seattle’s side, but then few teams have the kind of home-field advantage the Seahawks enjoy. They’ve learned how to thrive in the cacophony created by fans at CenturyLink Field, which set yet another record for loudest outdoor sports stadium on Monday night. And while there wasn’t another “Beast Quake,” officials with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Center said Seahawks fans rocked the stadium so

hard against the Saints that seismic instruments registered small tremors at various points in the game. A magnitude 1 or 2 quake was recorded during Michael Bennett’s 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the first quarter. The game registered on seismic instruments several other times. “It’s great. They bring the noise every week. You can’t ask any more of our fan base. They’re great,” Seattle safety Earl Thomas said. “We love what they bring to the table because it definitely helps us.” The Seahawks aren’t just winning at home, they are dominating opponents during their franchise-record win streak. Over the past two seasons, the Seahawks have a plus-260 point differential at home, an average of more than 18 points per game. Since beating New England 24-23 in Week 6 last season, Seattle has won by less than seven points at home only once — its 27-24 overtime comeback against Tampa Bay in early November. In a league known for its parity, Seattle’s home dominance the past two seasons includes eight wins of 20 or more points, the most in the league. Denver is the next closest with seven and New England (five) and New Orleans (four) are next. Five teams in the league have no 20-point home wins the last two seasons and another 14 have done it only once.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin’s ill-timed two-step has cost him $100,000 and could cost his team a pick in next year’s draft. The league fined Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with a play against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving. The NFL also said it would consider docking Pittsburgh a draft pick “because the conduct affected a play on the field.” Tomlin was not penalized during the game for a rule violation. He called the play “embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal and a blunder” on Tuesday but stressed it was not intentional. “I apologize for causing negative attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers organization,” Tomlin said in a statement Wednesday. “I accept the penalty that I received. I will no longer address this issue as I am preparing for an important game this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.” In the third quarter of the Ravens’ 22-20 win last Thursday, Tomlin was standing on the restricted white border between the sideline and field during Jacoby

Jones’ kickoff return. Jones had to swerve to avoid colliding with the coach and was tackled after a 73-yard return that might have gone for a touchdown if not for the obstruction. Tomlin briefly stepped onto the field before he jumped back. Tomlin said Tuesday he was “mesmerized” by watching the return on the video board and would accept any repercussions for his actions. “I don’t know what a just punishment is,” he said Tuesday. “I have no idea. I’m not acting in a way to preserve my wallet and my money. My wallet and my money is what it is because of the game of football.” The NFL fined the New York Jets $100,000 in 2010 when cameras caught strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi tripping a Miami player on the sideline. Alosi was suspended by the Jets and eventually resigned after the season. Tomlin’s job is not in jeopardy and he said Tuesday he had not spoken to team owners Dan and Art Rooney II about the situation. “I would imagine if the Rooneys thought that I was capable of that or they thought my intentions were that, I wouldn’t be sitting at this table talking to you guys,” he said.

Timbers receive several honors NEW YORK (AP) — New England defender Kevin Alston has been voted Major League Soccer’s Comeback Player of the Year after returning from treatment for leukemia, and Portland’s Caleb Porter has been selected Coach of the Year. The Timbers also placed three players on the Major League Soccer Best XI. Alston took a leave of absence in April and returned July 27 to play in five of his team’s final 14 games. He

helped New England reach the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Porter, in first season with a professional club after leaving the University of Akron, led the Timbers to a Western Conference-best 14-5-15 record. That’s a 23-point improvement from 2012. Meanwhile, Portland’s Donovan Ricketts was named the goalkeeper for the Best XI, and was joined on the team by midfielders Will Johnson and Diego Valeri.

N.Y. Rangers 28 14 14 0 28 62 71 New Jersey 28 11 12 5 27 61 67 Carolina 28 11 12 5 27 61 79 Philadelphia 27 12 13 2 26 57 65 28 11 14 3 25 68 80 Columbus N.Y. Islanders 28 8 15 5 21 74 96 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 29 20 5 4 44 105 80 St. Louis 26 18 5 3 39 91 60 Colorado 25 19 6 0 38 76 52 Minnesota 29 16 8 5 37 70 67 Dallas 26 13 9 4 30 74 76 Winnipeg 29 13 12 4 30 78 82 Nashville 28 13 12 3 29 63 78 Pacific GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 27 19 3 5 43 96 62 30 18 7 5 41 93 80 Anaheim Los Angeles 29 18 7 4 40 76 62 Phoenix 27 16 7 4 36 91 86 Vancouver 30 15 10 5 35 80 78 Calgary 26 9 13 4 22 70 93 Edmonton 29 9 18 2 20 75 101 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2, SO San Jose 4, Toronto 2 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Carolina 4, Washington 1 Columbus 1, Tampa Bay 0 Ottawa 4, Florida 2 Dallas 4, Chicago 3 Vancouver 3, Nashville 1 Phoenix 6, Edmonton 2 Today’s Games Montreal at New Jersey, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 4 p.m. Dallas at Toronto, 4 p.m. San Jose at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Boston at Montreal, 4:30 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Florida, 4:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at St. Louis, 5 p.m. Carolina at Nashville, 5 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Ricky Nolasco on a four-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with C Brian McCann on a five-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Acquired OF Craig Gentry and RHP Josh Lindblom from Texas Rangers for OF Michael Choice and INF Chris Bostick. Acquired RHP Luke Gregerson from San Diego for OF Seth Smith. SEATTLE MARINERS — Named Dan Wilson roving minor league catching coordinator. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Acquired C Ryan Hanigan from Cincinnati and RHP Heath Bell from Arizona. Agreed to terms with Hanigan on a three-year contract. Tampa Bay sent RHP Justin Choate and a player to be named to Arizona. Arizona sent LHP David Holmberg to Cincinnati. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Named Eric Hinske first base coach. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Acquired RHP Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays for C Erik Kratz and LHP Rob Rasmussen. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BROOKLYN NETS - Reassigned assistant coach Lawrence Frank to a non-bench role. CHICAGO BULLS — Assigned G Marquis Teague to Iowa (NBADL). OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Assigned F Andre Roberson to Tulsa (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Detroit LB Travis Lewis four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OT Jamaal JohnsonWebb to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed DT Tracy Robertson to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Re-signed OT Dennis Roland. Placed G Clint Boling on injured reserve Tuesday. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed QB Caleb Hanie. Placed LB Brandon Magee and DB Chris Owenson injured reserve. Signed DB Julian Posey from the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS — Placed RB Lance Dunbar on injured reserve. Signed FB Tyler Clutts DETROIT LIONS — Signed CB Akwasi OwusuAnsah to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed RB Kahlil Bell. Released S Jerron McMillian. Signed CB Antonio Dennard to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB Daniel Adongo and OL Xavier Nixon from the practice squad. Placed LB Mario Harvey and RB Daniel Herron on injured reserve. Signed FB Robert Hughes and DT Jeris Pendleton to the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed DT Jerrell Powe. Released DT Kyle Love. Signed FB Toben Opurum to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS — Signed KR Darius Reynaud. Placed KR-WR Josh Cribbs on injured reserve. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed DL DaJohn Harris to the practice squad. COLLEGE ILLINOIS-CHICAGO — Released junior G Joey Miller. MIAMI (OHIO) — Named Chuck Martin football coach. PENN STATE — Announced the resignation of quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden. ROBERT MORRIS — Announced men’s indoor and outdoor track, tennis and cross country and women’s golf, tennis and field hockey will be phased out following the 2013-14 academic year. UCLA — Agreed to a six-year contract extension with men’s football coach Jim Mora through 2019. Named George Buckley and Matt Gibson men’s assistant lacrosse coaches.

Scoreboard On The Air Today NBA Basketball — Oklahoma City at Portland, 7 p.m., KEVU and KHSN (1230 AM). Men’s College Basketball — Maryland at Ohio State, 4 p.m., ESPN; Wisconsin at Virginia, 4 p.m., ESPN2; Pennsylvania at Villanova, 5 p.m., Fox Sports 1; North Carolina at Michigan State, 6 p.m., ESPN; Boston College at Purdue, 6 p.m., ESPN2. Hockey — Philadelphia at Detroit, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network. Thursday, Dec. 5 NFL Football — Houston at Jacksonville, 5:25 p.m., NFL Network. Men’s College Basketball — West Virginia at Missouri, 4 p.m., ESPN2; Long Island at Seton Hall, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1; Mississippi at Kansas State, 6 p.m., ESPN2; High Point at Georgetown, 6 p.m., Fox Sports 1; South Dakota at Air Force, 6 p.m., Root Sports. NBA Basketball — New York at Brooklyn, 4 p.m., TNT; Miami at Chicago, 6 p.m., TNT. College Football — Louisville at Cincinnati, 4:30 p.m., ESPN. Golf — Northwest Mutual World Challenge, noon, Golf Channel; European Tour Nedbank Golf Challenge, 1 a.m., Golf Channel. Friday, Dec. 6 High School Girls Basketball — Marshfield at Newport, 6 p.m., KMHS (1420 AM). High School Boys Basketball — Marshfield at Newport, 7:30 p.m., KMHS (91.3 FM). College Football — MAC Championship Game, Bowling Green at Northern Illinois, 5 p.m., ESPN2. Men’s College Basketball — Arizona State at DePaul, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1; Baylor vs. Kentucky, 7 p.m., ESPN. NBA Basketball — Denver at Boston, 4:30 p.m., ESPN. Golf — Northwest Mutual World Challenge, noon, Golf Channel; European Tour Nedbank Golf Challenge, 1 a.m., Golf Channel.

Local Schedule Today High School Sports — Winter Meet the Pirates, 5 p.m., Marshfield High School High School Girls Basketball — Siuslaw at Coquille, 7 p.m.; North Bend at Cottage Grove, 7 p.m.; Mapleton at Powers, 5:30 p.m.; Gold Beach at Pacific, 6 p.m.; Glendale at Myrtle Point JV, 4 p.m. High School Boys Basketball — Coquille at Siuslaw, 7 p.m.; Mapleton at Powers, 7 p.m.; Glendale at Myrtle Point, 5:30 p.m.; Gold Beach at Pacific, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 No local events scheduled. Friday, Dec. 6 High School Girls Basketball — Marshfield at Newport, 6 p.m.; Santiam Christian at Bandon, 6 p.m.; Pleasant Hill at Coquille, 6 p.m.; Reedsport at Rogue River, 6 p.m.; Pacific vs. Lowell at Yoncalla Tournament, 3 p.m.; Powers vs. Glide at Camas Valley Tournament, 3 p.m. High School Boys Basketball — Marshfield at Newport, 7:30 p.m.; Santiam Christian at Bandon, 7:30 p.m.; Pleasant Hill at Coquille, 7:30 p.m.; Reedsport at Rogue River, 7:30 p.m.; Pacific vs. Lowell at Yoncalla Tournament, 4:30 p.m.; Powers vs. South Umpqua at Camas Valley Tournament, 4:30 p.m.

Pro Basketball NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W 8 Boston 7 Philadelphia Toronto 6

L 12 12 11

Pct .400 .368 .353

GB — 1 ⁄2 1 ⁄2

Brooklyn 5 13 .278 2 New York 3 13 .188 3 Southeast Division W L Pct GB .778 — 14 4 Miami Washington 9 9 .500 5 1 Atlanta 9 10 .474 5 ⁄2 1 8 11 .421 6 ⁄2 Charlotte Orlando 6 12 .333 8 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 16 2 .889 — Detroit 8 10 .444 8 Chicago 7 9 .438 8 1 Cleveland 5 12 .294 10 ⁄2 14 .176 121⁄2 3 Milwaukee WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB 15 3 .833 — San Antonio Houston 13 6 .684 21⁄2 1 4 ⁄2 .579 8 11 Dallas 1 New Orleans 9 8 .529 5 ⁄2 1 Memphis 9 8 .529 5 ⁄2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 15 3 .833 — Oklahoma City 13 3 .813 1 1 Denver 11 6 .647 3 ⁄2 1 Minnesota 9 10 .474 6 ⁄2 Utah 4 15 .211 111⁄2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 12 6 .667 — .579 11⁄2 8 11 Golden State 9 9 .500 3 L.A. Lakers 9 9 .500 3 Phoenix Sacramento 4 12 .250 7 Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 126, Orlando 125,2OT Denver 111, Brooklyn 87 Boston 108, Milwaukee 100 Detroit 107, Miami 97 Memphis 110, Phoenix 91 Dallas 89, Charlotte 82 Oklahoma City 97, Sacramento 95 Golden State 112, Toronto 103 Today’s Games Denver at Cleveland, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 5 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 5 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 6 p.m. San Antonio vs. Minnesota at Mexico City, Mexico, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games New York at Brooklyn, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 5 p.m. Miami at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.

Team Statistics Team Offense Houston L.A. Clippers Minnesota Denver Portland Philadelphia Miami New Orleans Oklahoma City Dallas Golden State San Antonio Phoenix L.A. Lakers Orlando Detroit Washington Atlanta Indiana Toronto Sacramento Brooklyn Chicago Memphis Boston New York Cleveland

G 19 18 19 17 18 19 18 17 16 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 18 17 16 18 16 17 20 16 17

Pts 2073 1916 2012 1790 1884 1980 1874 1765 1659 1970 1964 1835 1820 1819 1796 1794 1783 1876 1760 1654 1551 1715 1513 1607 1875 1485 1572

Avg 109.1 106.4 105.9 105.3 104.7 104.2 104.1 103.8 103.7 103.7 103.4 101.9 101.1 101.1 99.8 99.7 99.1 98.7 97.8 97.3 96.9 95.3 94.6 94.5 93.8 92.8 92.5

Utah Milwaukee Charlotte

19 1738 91.5 17 1527 89.8 19 1687 88.8

Team Defense Indiana Charlotte San Antonio Chicago Memphis Miami Boston Toronto Oklahoma City New York Milwaukee Portland Washington Atlanta Golden State Detroit Phoenix Utah Sacramento Cleveland Denver L.A. Clippers Minnesota New Orleans Dallas Orlando Brooklyn L.A. Lakers Houston Philadelphia

G 18 19 18 16 17 18 20 17 16 16 17 18 18 19 19 18 18 19 16 17 17 18 19 17 19 18 18 18 19 19

Pts 1576 1742 1658 1513 1626 1729 1936 1670 1583 1585 1688 1794 1794 1894 1895 1802 1805 1906 1610 1714 1729 1833 1935 1732 1936 1841 1851 1853 1958 2106

Avg 87.6 91.7 92.1 94.6 95.6 96.1 96.8 98.2 98.9 99.1 99.3 99.7 99.7 99.7 99.7 100.1 100.3 100.3 100.6 100.8 101.7 101.8 101.8 101.9 101.9 102.3 102.8 102.9 103.1 110.8

Pro Football NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 9 3 0 .750 322 261 6 6 0 .500 252 248 Miami 5 7 0 .417 189 310 N.Y. Jets Buffalo 4 8 0 .333 267 307 South W L T Pct PF PA 8 4 0 .667 285 274 Indianapolis 5 7 0 .417 264 267 Tennessee Jacksonville 3 9 0 .250 174 352 Houston 2 10 0 .167 230 323 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 8 4 0 .667 292 216 Baltimore 6 6 0 .500 249 235 5 7 0 .417 263 278 Pittsburgh 4 8 0 .333 231 297 Cleveland West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 10 2 0 .833 464 317 Kansas City 9 3 0 .750 298 214 San Diego 5 7 0 .417 279 277 Oakland 4 8 0 .333 237 300 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA 7 5 0 .583 329 303 Dallas Philadelphia 7 5 0 .583 300 281 N.Y. Giants 5 7 0 .417 237 297 Washington 3 9 0 .250 269 362 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 9 3 0 .750 312 230 Carolina 9 3 0 .750 285 157 Tampa Bay 3 9 0 .250 217 285 3 9 0 .250 261 340 Atlanta North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 7 5 0 .583 326 287 6 6 0 .500 323 332 Chicago 5 6 1 .458 294 305 Green Bay Minnesota 3 8 1 .292 289 366 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 11 1 0 .917 340 186 San Francisco 8 4 0 .667 297 197 Arizona 7 5 0 .583 275 247 5 7 0 .417 279 278 St. Louis x-clinched playoff spot Monday’s Game Seattle 34, New Orleans 7 Thursday, Dec. 5 Houston at Jacksonville, 5:25 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8 Atlanta at Green Bay, 10 a.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 10 a.m. Kansas City at Washington, 10 a.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 10 a.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 10 a.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 10 a.m. Cleveland at New England, 10 a.m. Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 10 a.m. Tennessee at Denver, 1:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 1:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 1:25 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 1:25 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 Dallas at Chicago, 5:40 p.m.

College Football College Playoffs NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Second Round Saturday, Dec. 7 Fordham (12-1) at Towson (10-2), 10 a.m. Coastal Carolina (11-2) at Montana (10-2), 11 a.m. New Hampshire (8-4) at Maine (10-2), 11 a.m. Tennessee State (10-3) at Eastern Illinois (11-1), 11 a.m. Furman (8-5) at North Dakota State (11-0), 12:30 p.m. South Dakota State (9-4) at Eastern Washington (10-2), 1 p.m. Jacksonville State (10-3) at McNeese State (102), 4 p.m. Sam Houston State (9-4) at Southeastern Louisiana (10-2), 5 p.m.

NCAA Division II Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 7 West Chester (12-1) at Shepherd (11-0), 9 a.m. North Alabama (10-2) at Lenoir-Rhyne (11-1) 9 a.m. West Texas A&M (11-2) at Grand Valley State (11-2), 10 a.m. St. Cloud State (12-1) at Northwest Missouri State (12-0), 10 a.m.

NCAA Division III Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 7 Wesley (10-2) at Mount Union (12-0), 9 a.m. Bethel (Minn.) (12-0) at North Central (Ill.) (120), 10 a.m. St. John Fisher (10-2) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (12-0), 10 a.m. Wisconsin-Whitewater (12-0) at Linfield (11-0), 10 a.m.

NAIA Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 7 Carroll (Mont.) (12-1) at Cumberlands (Ky.) (120), 9 a.m. Morningside (11-1) at Grand View (12-0), 11 a.m.

Hockey NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W 27 18 Boston Montreal 28 16 Detroit 28 14 Tampa Bay 27 16 28 14 Toronto Ottawa 28 11 Florida 28 7 28 6 Buffalo Metropolitan GP W Pittsburgh 29 19 Washington 28 14

L 7 9 7 10 11 13 16 20 L 9 12

OT 2 3 7 1 3 4 5 2 OT 1 2

Pts 38 35 35 33 31 26 19 14 Pts 39 30

GF 75 76 78 76 77 82 61 48 GF 89 83

GA 55 59 73 67 77 92 95 85 GA 66 82

Pro Soccer MLS Playoffs MLS CUP Saturday, Dec. 7 Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC, 1 p.m.

MLS Best XI Major League Soccer Best XI NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer’s Best XI for 2013, as announced Tuesday: Goalkeeper: Donovan Ricketts, Portland Defenders: Matt Besler, Kansas City; Jose Goncalves, New England; Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles Midfielders: Tim Cahill, New York; Will Johnson, Portland; Diego Valeri, Portland; Graham Zusi; Kansas City Forwards: Marco Di Vaio, Montreal; Robbie Keane; Los Angeles; Mike Magee, Chicago

Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball Players Association MLBPA EXECUTIVE BOARD — Named Tony Clark executive director. American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Promoted Lonnie Soloff to senior director of medical services. Named James Quinlan athletic trainer. HOUSTON ASTROS — Acquired OF Dexter Fowler and a player to be named from Colorado for OF Brandon Barnes and RHP Jordan Lyles.


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Mora agrees to big extension with UCLA School acts quick to keep coach from considering job at Washington ■

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA agreed to a six-year extension with football coach Jim Mora on Tuesday night, putting him under contract through 2019. The Bruins moved swiftly to fend off any potential advances from Washington, where Mora was a walk-on defensive back and a graduate assistant more than 30 years ago. The Huskies have a coaching vacancy after Steve Sarkisian left Monday for USC. “This is an exciting time for UCLA football, and the continued commitment our administration has provided gives us every chance to reach our goals,” Mora said in a statement issued by the university. “This staff came here with a commitment to win a national championship. That commitment stands.” Mora has been an immediate hit in Westwood in his first significant college football job after 25 years in the NFL. UCLA is 18-8 in his two seasons, returning to national prominence heading into the Bruins’ second straight

DUCKS Grasu has been mainstay on line From Page B1 Widely considered a top Heisman Trophy candidate this season, Mariota was hampered by what appeared to be a left knee injury the last five games of the season. Oregon doesn’t discuss injuries as a policy so it was

Miami hires Martin from Notre Dame THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin was hired Tuesday as the head coach at Miami of Ohio, which is coming off one of the worst seasons in its history. Martin succeeds Don Treadwell, who was fired after the RedHawks lost their first five games this season. Treadwell went 8-21 at his alma mater. Offensive coordinator Mike Bath finished the season as interim coach. The RedHawks lost to Ball State 55-14 last Friday, finishing the season 0-12. It was the first time since 1988 that they failed to win a game and only the fourth time since 1900. Miami is known as the “cradle of coaches,” but hasn’t been able to find one to The Associated Press pull it out of a recent slide. UCLA head coach Jim Mora celebrates during the second half of The RedHawks have won two

trip to a bowl game. No. 17 UCLA (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) routed rival Southern California 35-14 at the Coliseum on Saturday for Mora’s second straight win over the Trojans. The Bruins won the Pac-12 South last season and finished second this year, one game behind Arizona State. “Jim Mora has established himself as one of the preeminent coaches in all of college football,” UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. “We are excited about the commitment Jim has made to our studentathletes and this university, and feel this extension further demonstrates UCLA’s commitment to building a championship-caliber football program.” Mora seemed to be a tantalizing candidate for Washington, which has been rebuilt into a perennial bowl team by Sarkisian. Mora played at Washington under famed coach Don James and once described the Huskies’ top position as his dream job. He and his wife, a former Huskies cheerleader, stayed in the Seattle area in 2010 after the NFL’s Seahawks fired him after one season. But Mora’s family and charitable foundation are becoming increasingly entrenched in Los Angeles.

The Moras’ son, Cole, is a soccer player at Claremont McKenna, a short drive east of downtown. The school didn’t announce terms of Mora’s contract extension, which must be approved by the University of California Regents. Mora got a five-year contract worth more than $11 million when he arrived at UCLA, and he received a one-year extension worth $2.5 million last year. UCLA is planning a $50 million football training complex for its Westwood

campus to bring the Bruins’ facilities up to the lofty standard of most Pac-12 programs. Mora also has spoken of wanting more money to pay assistant coaches to live on UCLA’s pricey Westside. Mora should have a powerful team returning next season after giving extensive playing time to young players this season. UCLA also might get another year from quarterback Brett Hundley, who said Mora’s future would impact his decision on entering the NFL draft.

difficult to determine how serious it was. ESPN reported after the loss to Stanford that Mariota suffered an MCL sprain in his knee. Grasu — a redshirt junior and third-team allAmerican last year — will return for his last year of eligibility. He also was a candidate for the Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy and Rimington Trophy this season, all recognizing top lineman in the nation.

Grasu was not a finalist for either the Lombardi Award or Outland Trophy. The finalists have not been announced for the Rimington Award. “The University of Oregon is a special place and I’m extremely happy to be returning for my senior year,” Grasu said in a statement released by the university. “To be a student-athlete in this community is an honor and an experience I’ll contin-

ue to cherish with my teammates.” The Ducks won their first eight games and were looking toward a shot at the national championship but they lost to Stanford in Palo Alto. Oregon lost again two weeks later at Arizona, which took the Ducks out of the Pac-12 championship game. Stanford and Arizona State play for the league championship and a Rose Bowl berth on Saturday.

or fewer games four times since 2006. Although Martin has no direct ties to Miami’s coaching tradition, the school has one notable link with Notre Dame. Ara Parseghian coached at Miami, Northwestern and Notre Dame, where he led the Fighting Irish to national titles in 1964 and 1974. A statue of Parseghian was added to the Cradle of Coaches Plaza outside Yager Stadium in Oxford in 2011. Martin was a safety at Millikin. He started his coaching career in Ohio as an assistant at Wittenberg University in nearby Springfield. Martin helped Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly develop Grand Valley State into a Division II powerhouse. He took over as head coach for six seasons after Kelly left.

Saturday’s game against USC.

Robert Morris cuts seven team sports MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Robert Morris University is cutting seven Division I athletic programs to bolster funding for the remaining 16 sports. Men’s indoor and outdoor track, tennis and cross country and women’s golf, tennis and field hockey will be phased out following the 2013-14 academic year. The move will impact 80 student-athletes. “Today is a sad day, a very unhappy day,” athletic director Craig Coleman said. Robert Morris will honor the scholarships of those athletes and assist those who seek to transfer.Under NCAA rules, students whose sports were eliminated can play at another Division I school without having to sit out a year. Coleman called the decision difficult but necessary. Coleman added the restructuring will eventually save about $1-1.2 million annual-

ly, money he plans to spread among the remaining programs to help additional scholarships, facility upgrades and deal with increased travel and recruiting budgets. The Colonials play in the 10-team Northeastern Conference, which includes a cluster of schools in the New York/New Jersey area. Robert Morris, located about 15 miles west of Pittsburgh, has the most arduous travel schedule of any school in the league. Coleman stressed the decision to shutter the programs had nothing to do with a desire to become more attractive to another conference. “It was not a motivating factor for this,” Coleman said. “It’s a sign we want to be more competitive across the board in all sports. We want our high-profile sports that have achieved a lot of success to go to another level.”

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BRIDGE Judith Viorst, a novelist and poet, said, “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands — and then to eat just one of the pieces.” Strength at the bridge table is the capacity to stop an opponent with four good trumps from winning more than one trick with them. However, doing that may require imagination. In today’s deal, South is in six hearts. West leads the spade queen.

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