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Commissioners Sweet, Cribbins up for re-election BY EMILY THORNTON The World

By Lou Sennick, The World

Investor worries about tensions between Russia and Ukraine have sent prices upward and is being felt at pumps here in the Bay Area. Prices are about what they were last fall.

Cost of gasoline springs ahead

COOS COUNTY — The primary election is coming May 20, and Positions 2 and 3 of the Coos County Commission — fouryear terms — are open. Incumbent John Sweet faces challengers Dale Pennie, Lee Byer and Don Gurney for Position 2. Melissa Cribbins holds Position 3. She’s filed for re-election and will face challengers Matt Rowe and Kermit Gaston Jr. The Coos County Clerk and Coos County Sheriff positions, four-year terms, are also open. County Clerk Terri Turi and Sheriff Craig Zanni are running unopposed in the primary. Turi, 55, of North Bend, has held the position for the past 16 years. It will be her fifth term. Zanni, 62, of Coquille, has been sheriff for the past four years. There are no state or county measures on the primary ballot.

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Motorists have no doubt noticed the price of gas is jumping at the pump. An official with AAA says they can expect that trend to continue for at least a few more weeks. “Retail gas prices are back at levels that were last seen in the fall of 2013. The national average for regular unleaded adds three cents this week to $3.49 a gallon while the Oregon average shoots up 8 cents to $3.52,” said AAA Oregon/Idaho Public Affairs Director Marie Dodds. “The national average is at its highest level since September of last year. Oregon’s average is at its highest price since last October.” In addition to the usual suspect, otherwise known as seasonal refinery maintenance, tensions overseas

are partially to blame. This time the standoff between Russia and the Ukraine sent crude oil prices skyrocketing last week, as investors are worried that the situation could impact global oil supplies. Dodds says Russia is the third largest oil producer in the world. Investors fear a disruption there could send the European nations that depend on that oil to drain reserves elsewhere. “The encouraging news is that I don’t think our peak will be knocking on $4 a gallon, like we did last year,” she said by phone Tuesday. “However, if the situation with Russia and Ukraine gets more intense that will put more pressure on crude oil prices.” She says that if there has been anything positive about the string of winter snow storms back east, it

has been the contribution to keeping costs down at the pump. Thanks to all of the snow, motorists in those areas have not been able to do as much driving to work or doing other travel. “We might have been feeling that (effect of Russia-Ukraine standoff) more if demand had not been pretty low,” Dodds said. Overall, she says, the cost of gas is a good news-bad news type of thing in Oregon. “The prices are lower than last year, about 20-30 cents lower, but the bad news is that they will likely continue to sneak a few cents higher in the next week,” she said. “Prices on the South Coast have risen about 5 cents over the last week.” AAA expects the national averSEE GAS | A8

Cribbins, 41, of North Bend, is hoping to keep her seat in Position 3. She’s had the office for the past two years. She said she wants to finish what she’s begun. “ We ’ v e started some really important things,” she said. Cribbins Cribbins graduated from Coquille High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and a

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NORTH BEND — One grade reconfiguration option is off the table. North Bend school board members voted unanimously to remove Option B from reconfiguration discussions at their meeting Monday night. Option B would have made Hillcrest and North Bay into K-5 schools, grades 6-8 would have stayed at the middle school and Lighthouse School would have stayed in the North Bay building. Now, three options remain: ■ Option A: Make Hillcrest and North Bay K-5 schools and put grades 6-8 and Lighthouse in the middle school. ■ Option C: Make Hillcrest and North Bay K-6 schools and put grades 7-8 and Lighthouse in the middle school.

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SALEM — Sixteen members of the Oregon Legislature aren’t seeking re-election. Two will face primary challengers. And 24 won’t have any opponent at all in the primary or general election. The 2014 election took much clearer shape Tuesday as the deadline passed for people seeking office to declare their intentions. Fifteen representatives and one senator did not file re-election paperwork. Most of them had already said they’re retiring or seeking another office, but one was a surprise. Freshman Rep. Ben Unger, D-Hillsboro, said it was too difficult to balance legislative work with his full-time job as a political consultant. “I always knew working and serving would be a difficult,” Unger said in a statement. “It turned out to be harder than I originally imagined.” Nineteen members of the House — 14 of them Democrats — will be running unopposed unless someone mounts a writein campaign for their party’s nomination. On the Senate side,

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ically where in the past they’ve lagged. It’s also the only option that aligns with curriculum, said interim superintendent Bill Yester. Curriculum is set up as K-5 and 6-12, as are the Common Core State Standards. The district would still see Hillcrest “bursting at the seams” in Option D, said board chair Megan Jacquot. The school currently sees around 550 students every day. The middle school would also stay full, since it would still have more than 600 students. In Option C, Oregon Coast Technology’s sixth-grade class would get cut since the sixth-grade class would be spread through three buildings. “And whatever you would do, our music programs would probably be hurt (in Option C),” Yester said. “I don’t think I want to move a teacher through three buildings. I don’t think we would have sixth grade band anymore.” Advanced classes would also

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■ Option D: Make Hillcrest and North Bay K-4 schools, leave the middle school as is with grades 5-8 and leave Lighthouse in the North Bay building. The board will make its decision at a work session 5:30 p.m. Monday in the middle school’s cafeteria. Board member Alane Jennings echoed Lighthouse families’ concerns that moving the school is risky. “They might think, gosh, it would be much more convenient to have their kids in town, but there are lots of questions about the middle school and K-8 coexisting under the same roof,” she said. “And there’s a considerable cost for Lighthouse to make that move to the middle school. There are a lot of questions in their minds about who would shoulder that cost.” The Lighthouse school board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss reconfiguration’s effects on the charter school. Option A would give the district “a veritable middle school,” said board member Deb Reid, which could help those students academ-

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Matt Rowe Rowe, 28, of Coquille is challenging Cribbins for Position 3. Rowe, currently the mayor of Coquille, believes he can do a better job. con“I’m cerned about the direction of the county,” Rowe said. He said he disagrees with Rowe many of the decisions Cribbins and the other commissioners made, such as giving themselves a pay increase when the county is struggling to balance its budget. Rowe was born in Coos Bay and raised in Coquille, where he was home-schooled. He attended Southwestern Oregon Community College. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in SEE COUNTY | A8

Election takes shape after filing deadline BY JONATHAN J. COOPER

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minor in biochemistry from Portland State University. She earned a law degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. She has been on the Water Board for six years and was legal counsel for the Coquille Tribe for six years. She said she has many goals if she’s re-elected. “I want to stabilize funding revenues, maintain certainty to citizens about funding, increase levels of service for the county and improve communication among our staff and other citizens,” she said.

four Democrats and one Republican did not draw an opponent from either party. Most of the unopposed incumbents represent safe districts that would be unlikely to switch parties. “I’m pleased, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still have work to do to communicate with my constituents,” said Sen. Chris Edwards, D-Eugene, who is running unopposed. “I like to think it’s because I’ve represented my constituents well.” Two House Democrats are facing challengers from their own party in the May 20 primary. Joe Rowe is challenging Speaker Tina Kotek of Portland over her dogged support for the Columbia River Crossing project, which would replace the Interstate 5 bridge linking Oregon and Washington and extend Portland’s light-rail system into Vancouver, Wash. Tom Sincic filed papers to run against Rep. Barbara Smith Warner of Portland. The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners selected Smith Warner over Sincic and another nominee in December to fill a vacant seat in the House. SEE ELECTION | A8

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Thefts & Mischief COOS BAY POLICE DEPARTMENT

March 10, 6:16 p.m., fraud, 55900 block of Finley Loop.

March 10, 1:27 a.m., man arrested for second-degree theft, Walmart.

March 10, 6:56 p.m., man arrested for second-degree criminal trespass, Fred Meyer.

March 10, 7:43 a.m., theft, 900 block of South First Street.

March 10, 7:20 p.m., fraud, Walmart. March 11, 12:09 a.m., dispute, 1900 block of North 14th Street.

March 10, 11:57 a.m., dispute, 400 block of North Marple Street. March 10, 12:54 p.m., fraud, 1000 block of Ferguson Avenue. March 10, 3:45 p.m., hit-and-run collision, 700 block of Prefontaine Drive. March 10, 4:10 p.m., fraud, 800 block of Nutwood Avenue. March 10, 5:17 p.m., dispute, 500 block of West Anderson Avenue. March 10, 5:46 p.m., dispute, 1000 block of North Bayshore Drive.

COOS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 10, 9:02 a.m., criminal trespass, 62700 block of U.S. Highway 101, Coos Bay. March 10, 11:20 a.m., unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 91400 block of Spaw Lane, Coos Bay. March 10, 11:41 a.m., harassment, 63300 block of Flanagan Road, Coos Bay. March 10, 2:51 p.m., unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Woodstock Road, Coos Bay.

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March 10, 6:16 p.m., fraud, 55900 block of Finley Loop, Coos Bay.

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March 10, 8:44 p.m., theft, Old Broadbent Road, Myrtle Point. March 10, 11:12 p.m., dispute, 93600 block of Easy Lane.

COQUILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT See GO! Saturday March 10, 5:30 p.m., theft, 1100 block of North Dean Street.

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Four arrested after traffic stop March 10, 3:05 a.m., man arrested for disorderly conduct, Adams Street and state Highway 42.

NORTH BEND POLICE DEPARTMENT March 10, 1:16 a.m., disorderly conduct, 2100 block of 16th Street. March 10, 4:26 a.m., unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 600 block of Lombard Street. March 10, 7:42 a.m., unlawful entry to a motor vehicle, 2500 block of Union Avenue. March 10, 9:14 a.m., theft and criminal mischief, 2600 block of 11th Street. March 10, 11:30 a.m., unlawful entry to a motor vehicle, 2700 block of Stanton Street. March 10, 2:51 p.m., disorderly conduct, 2000 block of Monroe Avenue. March 10, 4:30 p.m., criminal mischief, 2300 block of Ash Street. March 10, 8:13 p.m., woman cited in lieu of custody for thirddegree theft, Safeway. March 10, 9:27 p.m., fraud, 3800 block of Buccaneer Lane. March 10, 10:29 p.m., theft, 500 block of California Avenue. March 11, 12:43 a.m., criminal trespass, Newmark Street and Ash Street.

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THE WORLD EMPIRE — A traffic stop in Empire early Tuesday morning netted a state trooper four arrests for drug possession and probation violation. According to Oregon State Police, Terry Allen Paiva Jr. and Tabitha Dawn Stimpson are both charged with possession of methamphetamine. Paiva is also charged with delivery of meth and violating his probation. Two other passengers,Kyle Joseph Fugate and Troy Lynn Harrison, are charged with probation violation. Coos Bay Police also cited Harrison for third-degree theft. The four were arrested after a trooper from the Coos Bay Area Command stopped a white Lincoln Town Car driven by Stimpson near the intersection of North Cammann Street and Newmark Avenue just after 1 a.m. A search of the car with

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Coos Bay’s drug detection K-9, “Buddy,” turned up 8 grams of meth, packaging material, a scale, syringes and a used meth pipe.

Brookings man tries to pass funny money BROOKINGS — A Brookings man faces felony

Felony Arrests Anthony Hugh Brown — Oregon State Police arrested Brown on March 5 after a traffic stop on Newmark Avenue in Coos Bay for possession of methamphetamine, after he was found to be in possession of a pipe and bag containing meth residue. Deana Ann Chase — Coos Bay police arrested Chase on March 10 at Fred Meyer for possession of meth.

Robert Vernon Mayea and Lise Yvonne Pinkerton — Mayea and Pinkerton were arrested by Coos Bay police on March 10 at a trailer park at the intersection of Kruse Avenue and Fourth Street for possession of meth following a traffic stop. Mayea, who was on probation at the time of the arrest, was also charged with probation violation.

Corrections Thompson employment A story Tuesday in The World about the new director of the Women’s Safety and Resource Center, Helen Thompson, erred in listing her previous employment. previously Thompson worked as a civilian police

assistant, dispatcher and clerical specialist for the Coos Bay Police Department.

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drug and forgery charges after he allegedly gave gas station employees a counterfeit bill Monday night. Ryland J. Caudell, 33, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, firstdegree forgery and third-degree criminal mischief. Caudell also had outstanding warrants for third-degree theft and second-degree criminal mischief. According to the Brookings Police Department, Caudell was arrested after police got a report from a Conoco gas station employee that a customer had just passed a counterfeit $100 bill and was still on the property. A passenger in his car, 22year-old Erin P. Shelton, was also arrested for probation violation.

Bandon man tries to run over ex-girlfriend BANDON — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 33-yearold Bandon man Monday night after he allegedly tried to run over a teenager with his car. According to the C o o s County S h e r i f f ’s Office, Tyler Taka- Tyler Takahashi Arrested h a s h i attempted to run down a 15-year-old boy who had been standing in a driveway with Takahashi’s ex-girlfriend in the 47400 block of U.S. Highway 101. The boy wasn’t injured, and Takahashi was arrested after a traffic stop by Bandon police and taken to the Coos County Jail.

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TODAY Utility Dig Law & Damage Prevention Forum 8-9:30 a.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Open to everyone. Q&A follows presentation. RSVP by emailing rstenger@canbytel.com. http://www.digsafelyoregon.com Business Connection Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel, Salmon Room, 3201 Tremont St., North Bend. No host buffet $12. Guest: Issac Grant, North West Community Credit Union. RSVP, 541266-0868. Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations 1-3 p.m., Gold Beach City Hall, 29592 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. Presented by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. Register with althea.rizzo@state.or.us. Cape Arago Audubon Society Meeting 7 p.m. Coos Bay Public Library Myrtlewood Room, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Featured: Photography of Knute Andersson and Lois Miller.

THURSDAY Christian Women’s Let’s Do Lunch 11:15 a.m.1 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, 1313 N. Bayshore Drive, Coos Bay. All women are welcome. Featured guest: Diana Larson singer performer. Inclusive lunch, $13. RSVP required and to arrange in advance child care by calling 541-808-0625. Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations 1-3 p.m., Bandon Public Library Sprague room, 1204 11th St. SW, Bandon. Presented by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. Register with althea.rizzo@state.or.us. Clambake Jazz Festival Warm-up Party 6:30 p.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel Salmon Room, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Featured: Soulpie; The Young Bucs, 7:45 p.m. and High Street at 9 p.m. Admission: $10 or $8 with an all event badge. Available at KoKwell Gifts at the casino. Bay Area Concert Band Spring Concert 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 2238 Pony Creek Road, North Bend. Conductor, Mark Allen. New members include local high school and SWOCC musicians. Donations accepted to fund scholarship awards.

FRIDAY Pool Volleyball for Seniors 10-11:30 a.m., North Bend Public Pool, 2455 Pacific Ave., North Bend. Fee $2. Refreshments served. 541-756-4915 Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations 1-3 p.m., Bay Area Community Health and Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Presented by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. Register with althea.rizzo@state.or.us. Clambake Jazz Festival Free Performance 25 p.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Featured: Jazz bands from North Bend, Marshfield and the Myrtle Point High School Show Choir, and SWOCC Jazz Band. Clambake Jazz Festival 2 p.m.-12:45 a.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Cost is $30, at Ko-Kwell Gifts, 800953-4800, ext. 9. RE/MAX South Coast Grand Opening and Open House 4-7 p.m., RE/MAX South Coast in the Reese Electric Building, 1750 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 541-290-1850 Artist’s Reception 5-8 p.m., Artist Loft Gallery 5-8 p.m., Pony Village Mall, near

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Payless Shoes, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Featured artists Sherry Howk and Carol Hanlin. Refreshments will be served. St. Patrick’s Potato Bar and Celtic Music 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 123 Ocean Blvd., Coos Bay. Live music begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for ages 5 and up, $5 for younger. Meal includes potato bar, green salad and dessert. Proceeds go to mission outreach through United Methodist Women. Foreign Film Friday “Shun Li and the Poet” (Italy, 2011) 7 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Refreshments served. Films unrated, parental discretion is advised. 541-269-1101 “Lend Me a Tenor!” 7 p.m., Myrtle Point High School cafeteria, 717 Fourth St., Myrtle Point. Two On Tap 7:30 p.m., Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW, Bandon. Tickets, $25. Call 541-347-SHOW.

SATURDAY Clambake Jazz Festival 9 a.m.-12:45 a.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Cost is $25, $30 or $45, at Ko-Kwell Gifts, 800-953-4800, ext. 9. Shoreline Education Awareness — Marine Mammals 9 a.m., OIMB Boathouse, 63466 Boat Basin Road, Charleston. Dr. Jan Hodder gives presentation and leads field trip, dress accordingly. Donations $5 by non SEA members. Box lunches available, $6.50 or bring one. 541-260-7770 Soup Creek Awareness Hike 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Carpoolers meet at 10 a.m. Bay Bridge Motel, 66304 U.S. Highway 101, North Bend. Coast Range Forest Watch and Cascadia Wildlands hike to discuss variable retention harvest plan. Dress for weather. Hike begins at 11 a.m. from Soup Creek near Loon Lake. http://coastrangeforestwatch.org Friends of North Bend Public Library Used Book Sale 11 a.m.-3 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Members preview sale opens at 10 a.m. Applications available prior to the sale. 541-756-0400 No Lazy Kates 1 p.m., Wool Company, 990 U.S. Highway 101, Bandon. Yarn projects welcome. 541-347-3115 Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, District 5 1-3 p.m., Winchester Bay Community Center, 625 Broadway, Winchester Bay. Acoustic circle jam, 3-4 p.m. Featured musician: Sharon Gallagher, Irish songs. 541-759-3419 South Coast Classic Car Club Meeting 1 p.m. Coney Station, 295 S. Broadway, Coos Bay. Showing documentary “History of the European Sports Car,” Part 1. Drive a 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT on our driving simulator. 541-404-5956. Washed Ashore Sculpting Workshop 2-5 p.m., Harbortown Event Center, 325 Second St. SE, Bandon. The Gothard Sisters 3 p.m., Marshfield High School auditorium, 10th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay. Tickets, $28. www.cccca.com or 541-269-1272. Guest Evangelist Roger Smets 6:30 p.m., Reedsport Foursquare Church, 2900 Frontage Road, Reedsport. 541-271-4414 Shamrock Supper and Irish Whiskey Tasting 6:30 p.m., Shilo Inn ballroom, 536 Elizabeth St., Newport. Supper includes traditional Irish fare, $35. Irish Whiskey tasting, $25. Event included live entertainment. Tickets available: www.newportcelticfestival.com or 541-574-9366.

“Lend Me a Tenor!” 7 p.m., Myrtle Point High School cafeteria, 717 Fourth St., Myrtle Point.

SUNDAY Magha Puja Day (Buddhist) Clambake Jazz Festival Free Nondenominational Gospel Service 10 a.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Featured: High Street band. Clambake Jazz Festival 10 a.m.-6:45 a.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Cost is $20, at Ko-Kwell Gifts, 800953-4800, ext. 9. 52nd Annual Holy Name Catholic Church Spaghetti Dinner noon-4 p.m., Coquille Community Building, 115 N. Birch, Coquille. $20 for a family, individuals 11 years and older $7, children 5-10 -years-old $4 and age 5 and younger eat free. “Lend Me a Tenor!” 2 p.m., Myrtle Point High School cafeteria, 717 Fourth St., Myrtle Point. Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Concert 2 p.m., Florence Community Baptist Church, 4590 U.S. Highway 101, Florence. Tickets are $10. OCCOrchestra.org or 541-997-3727 South Coast Celtic Festival Revue — St. Paddy's Day Music House Concert 3-6 p.m., Heather Hills Therapy Center, 92651 Heather Lane, Coos Bay. Limited space, RSVP required. Email HouseConcert@charter.net or call 541-361-8188. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for 16 and younger. Country-Gospel Jubilee Concert 6-7:45 p.m., Shoreline Community Church, 1251 Clark St., North Bend. Featured: Tom and Debbie Trammel and a sing-along featuring The Jubilee Band. 541-521-9596

MONDAY St. Patrick’s Day Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations 1-3 p.m., Lower Umpqua Hospital conference room, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport. Presented by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. Register with althea.rizzo@state.or.us. St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Challenge 5 p.m., Waterfront Tavern and Grill, 351 Riverfront Way, Reedsport. Teams will spend 30 minutes at each venue. Venues include: The Red Apron; The Schooner Café; Tides Inn; the Moose Lodge and the Eagles Lodge. Each team of four, $20. Each additional team member, $5. (unlimited) Prizes for: Trivia, most donations for community projects and costumes. Register at Mindpower Gallery or with any CDABA member. 541271-2013 Author Night: “Of Skin and Bones” with Bandon poet Mary Durel 7 p.m., Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. SW, Bandon. Refreshments served. South Coast Folk Society Irish Session 7 p.m., The Liberty Pub, 2047 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Free admission, but donations accepted for South Coast Celtic Fest.

Help wanted at Port of Coos Bay BY CHELSEA DAVIS The World

COOS BAY — Two positions are open at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay. The Port has listed two job opportunities on its website: finance manager and communications manager. “(CEO) David (Koch) is working to reorganize the staff,” said Martin Callery, the Port’s chief commercial officer. “At this point there are no layoffs or terminations. There are people who have chosen to explore other opportunities and one of those is Elise (Hamner).” Hamner has served as the Port’s communications

Nine coastal ports receive federal funding Nine Oregon coastal ports will receive much needed federal support for maintenance dredging from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Congress approved $40 million through a competitive program as part of the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Act which became law Jan. 17. Oregon shallow-draft ports successfully competed for a portion of this money and will receive more than $6 million in additional dredging funds. In February, the Coastal Caucus wrote a letter to the Army Corps to stress the need for additional funds. In recognition of their shared interests and the importance of finding a solution to meet their dredging needs, a coali-

tion of coastal ports formed and has been serving as an additional unified voice in this process. The announcement of additional federal funding helps ensure river mouths up and down the coast will continue to be safe for commercial and recreational users. The nine shallow-draft ports that received funds for dredging include $717,000 to Chetco River; $413,000 to Coquille; $380,000 to Depoe Bay; $1,262,000 to Port Orford; $638,000 to Rogue River at Gold Beach; $730,000 to Siuslaw River; $1,227,000 to Skipanon to Channel; $659,000 Tillamook Bay and Bar; and $861,000 to Umpqua River.

Learn to prevent ID theft Do you know where your identity is today? Sergeant Eric Schwenninger will be talking about what identity theft is, how it happens, what you can do to defend against it, types of solutions and where you can learn more starting at 7 p.m.

March 13, at the Coos Bay Public Library. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States and can affect the young, the old and everyone inbetween. For more information, call the library at 541-269-1101.

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TUESDAY Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations 9-11 a.m., Siuslaw Fire and Rescue, 2625 U.S. Highway 101, Florence. Presented by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. Register with althea.rizzo@state.or.us. Hanneke Cassel Band 7 p.m., Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW, Bandon. Cassel plays Scottish fiddle music and will be accompanied by Mike Block and Christopher Lewis. Advance tickets $20, at the door $22. 541-347-4341 or 541-332-9851

manager since April 2010. Before, she had worked as a reporter and editor at The World for 15 years. “It’s a career move for me,” she said. “It’s coincidental and unrelated to the finance director position opening.” The finance manager position opened up after the Port’s chief financial officer, Donna Nichols, retired Jan. 24. Nichols had worked for the Port for 18 years before announcing her retirement at the commission’s Jan. 16 meeting. Hamner said she will be with the Port through the end of March. For more information,go to www.portofcoosbay.com/em ploy.htm.

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Shelly displays a great deal of creativity when organizing and documenting patient information. She truly is an asset to NBMC.

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Meetings College TODAY offers course on American Civil War Southwestern Oregon Community College’s comeducation munity department will be offering the class “The American Civil War” (HST*0211*65) from 7-8:20 p.m. Mondays during the spring. Topics considered during the term will include interesting personalities and incidents in the war, Civil War music and the daily life of the common soldier. Regular weekly features will include the roles of women in the war and an expedition to find the wreckage of a former Confederate blockade runner in Coos Bay. Cost for the class will be $53. For more information, call 541-888-7328.

North Bend Public Library — 5 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend; regular meeting. Lighthouse School Board — 6:00 p.m., Lighthouse school, 93670 Viking Way, North Bend; regular meeting Coquille School District — 6 p.m., Lincoln Elementary, 1366 North Gould, Coquille; regular meeting. Bunker Hill Sanitary District — 7:30 p.m., Bunker Hill Sanitary District Office, 93685 E. Howard Lane, Coos Bay; regular meeting.

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Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor and Convention Bureau — 8:30 a.m., Red Lion Hotel, 1313 Bayshore Drive, Coos Bay; regular meeting.

Coos Bay Public Schools Policy Committee — 4 p.m., Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave., Coos Bay; regular meeting.

Lakeside City Council — 7 p.m., city hall, 915 North Lake Road, Lakeside; regular meeting.

Bay Area Health District — 5 p.m., Mill Casino-Hotel, 201 Tremont St., North Bend; regular meeting.

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Dear Editor: On March 2, 2014, the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon came to Coquille for a spay/neuter clinic that provided service for 101 cats. Of those, 52 were males and 49 were females. Volunteers and carers showed up early eager to help or be helped. The clinic ran smoothly and efficiently in preventing quite a few future cats that may have been unwanted or neglected. We would like to thank the veterinarians and vet technicians who donated their time: Dr. Ron Vered and Dr. Hewitt from Bandon Veterinary Hospital; Dr. Lisa Cornell from Myrtle Point Veterinary Hospital; Dr. Roxolana Elliot and Hattie Kugler fom Hanson and Meekings Hospital in Coos Bay and Dr. Sam from Portland. Edward Nichols, Briana Valentine, Penny Vance and Patty Edwards volunteered as vet techs. Thank you to all the community members who volunteered doing various jobs at the clinic. No task is too small to make an impact. FOCCAS also donated time and money towards helping the clinic succeed. A big thank you needs to be remembered and given to the FCCO themselves. The task of bringing the truck and the two vet techs who run it down from from Portland in our poor economy is outstanding. We appreciate our friendship with the FCCO organization and all their support in our community. We look forward to another successful clinic coming in August. For information about the next clinic, please call Claudine Nored at 541-294-4205. Sincerely, Claudine Nored FCCO Coordinator


A4 • The World • Wednesday, March 12,2014

Editorial Board Jeff Precourt, Publisher Larry Campbell, Executive Editor

Les Bowen, Digital Editor Ron Jackimowicz, News Editor

Opinion theworldlink.com/news/opinion

A wildfire policy that makes sense A sensible measure to reform federal wildfire policy appears to be making headway in Washington, D.C. Last month, President Obama said he would endorse a plan being pushed by a bipartisan collection of Western lawmakers to fund major wildfires the same way as other natural disasters — a move which could clear the way to free up funding to prevent future fires. Specifically, Obama said he plans to incorporate a bill (S. 1875) by Oregon’s two senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, as part of his 2015 budget proposal, which the president released last week. Currently, federal agencies base wildfire suppression budgets on the average cost over the past 10 years. But that approach has underestimated the actual costs of fighting fires over eight of the last 10 years. Here’s what happens then: The U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior are forced to take money from other programs to cover the shortfall,a practice known as “fire borrowing.” The solution in S. 1875 would treat the largest 1 percent of wildfires as natural disasters. Such a designation would allow those fires to be fought using money from the same disaster account that funds hurricane and other natural disaster relief efforts. Removing those big fires from the regular budget could free up to $412 million for agencies to use to fund fire prevention and fuel reduction projects. Albany Democrat-Herald

Oregon Views Oregon Views offers edited excerpts of newspaper editorials from around the state. To see the full text, go to theworldlink.com/new/opinion. Rail-transported crude oil needs safety evaluation With trains hauling millions of gallons of volatile crude oil on Oregon’s aging rail freight network, Gov. John Kitzhaber was right last week to order a comprehensive assessment of state rail safety and oil spill responsiveness. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden was also on the right track when he called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to do more to protect the public from the well-documented hazards of oil shipments by rail. Those hazards have been much on peoples’ minds since three high-profile explosions last year — including one that occurred after an unattended train of tank cars rolled down a grade and derailed,killing 47 people and burning down much of the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Last month, the Department of Transportation announced that the nation’s major railroads had agreed to eight voluntary measures. They included reducing speed limits for oil trains in cities,increasing the number of track inspections, adding more brakes on trains and improving the training of emer-

gency medical workers who respond to rail disasters. In 2013, trains carried more than 240 million gallons of crude oil through Portland and rural communities along Highway 30 en route to a terminal near Clatskanie. Much of that material was highly volatile, similar to the shipments involved in last year’s high-profile explosions, including the one in Quebec. After last year’s tragedies, the hazards of oil shipments are front and center, and Kitzhaber and Wyden are well justified in paying closer attention to the urgent problem of oil train safety. The (Eugene) Register-Guard

Lawmakers shouln’t meddle with referenda wording Oregon’s system of initiative and referendum gives voters the power to enact laws themselves when the Legislature cannot or will not, and to overturn laws voters don’t like. Needless to say, lawmakers are not always pleased with this populist process, but most of the time, they let it take its course. Last week, though, the House stuck its nose where it doesn’t belong.

At issue is a law the Legislature passed allowing immigrants in the United States illegally to obtain permits to drive in Oregon. Opponents of the law promptly launched a referendum campaign to repeal it, saying the state should not be rewarding people who are in the country illegally. Majority House Democrats in Salem, who want to see the law upheld, have jumped in to write their own ballot title for the measure in a transparent attempt to boost the law’s chances. The attorney general’s office, as it is required to do by law, has written a certified ballot title for the measures. Supporters of the law are pushing their own title, voting it out of committee on Tuesday and passing it on the House floor Thursday. Here’s the attorney general’s title: “Provides Oregon resident ‘driver card’ without requiring proof of legal presence in the United States.” Here’s the House-written version: “Establishes limited purpose, duration driver card for individuals who prove Oregon residency, meet driving requirements.” The rewrite obscures the main consequence of the law. A voter who reads only the ballot title and not the summary of the measure or the arguments for and against might have no idea the law grants driving privileges to immigrants here illegally. Legislators who write a ballot title that deliberately leaves out the most controversial effect of a law are blatantly trying to game the system to their advantage. (Medford) Mail Tribune

So much for the new Russia It didn’t take very long for the smiling sports fan cheering in the Olympic stands to revert to his true nature. I’m referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the former KGB leader whose idea of diplomacy is sending in the troops. It seems far easier to understand what is happening in Kiev than what has not happened in Russia. In Ukraine, the new technology that has so shrunk the world,that has turned us into a much smaller community, was a critical element in energizing a new generation to demand real democracy. In Russia, there is also new technology, albeit with more restrictions. But does it matter? Do educated and informed Russians watching their nation literally invade a foreign country react with even a smidgen of the horror that those of us in the West feel? Do Russians over the age of 40 understand how much this looks and feels like the “old” Russia or Khrushchev and Brezhnev? Or are they, as I fear, still not free enough to say anything about it? President Obama says SUSAN Russia is on “the wrong ESTRICH side of history,” warns of diplomatic and economic Columnist steps, and predicts that “over time, this will be a costly proposition for Russia.” Somehow I don’t get the sense that this has Putin quaking in his boots. I don’t want to see young Americans fighting and dying for freedom thousands of miles away from home, particularly (as it appears in Crimea) when there are so many who welcome this invasion and view the reformers and their Western allies as the enemy. The right answer, of course, is that the people of Ukraine should choose their leaders in free and fair elections. Of course, Putin would readily agree with that and point out that the man who won the last election was Viktor Yanukovich,just as it was Mohammed Morsi who was the duly elected leader of Egypt. Are we claiming that we know better? That democracy only matters when our guy wins? In the bad old days, the United States earned a terrible reputation for secretly intruding on the politics of other countries and supporting military leaders whose only appealing feature was their support for the West. Time and again, such efforts failed. We told one another we had learned, and we have. Sort of. Certainly no one is suggesting (other than the Russian rabble-rousers) that the revolutionaries in Ukraine are mere puppets of the West. We didn’t engineer this revolution. The question is how much responsibility we have for its success. Will threats of diplomatic and economic “steps” be enough to force Putin to back off? I’m not taking bets. And if such measures don’t work, what will we do if Ukraine splits in half or devolves into civil war? This is not about whether you do or don’t like Barack Obama and John Kerry. It’s not as if there is a “good” Republican answer and a “good” Democratic answer, and we just need to choose. As best as I can tell, there are no good answers, except for someone like Putin, who doesn’t get caught up in the niceties of sovereignty and comity and respect for the rule of law. It’s easy for him. He’ll do everything he can get away with — the more the better — to send the message to the “friends” of Russia that breaking up is not just hard to do; it’s impossible.

Letters to the Editor Dance studio grateful for venue We would like to express our gratitude to Lynn Haller of the Park Avenue Dance Studio for providing a last minute venue for our Friends of the South Slough annual members meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25. Late Sunday evening (less than 48 hours before our event) we were informed that the original venue

was no longer available. Lynn came to our rescue by graciously responding to our request to use his Park Avenue Dance Studio. Our thanks to him for allowing us to use his facility on such short notice, and his patience with us on our setup on the day of the event, and on the cleanup the next morning. Susan Cameron Coos Bay

Thanks for beach cleanup help A big shout out to the Surfriders Foundation, and especially to Scott, Annie and Carmen. If it wasn’t for these folks and all the other volunteers that have gone out to Lighthouse Beach to help clean it up, there would exist a much greater hazard. There remains millions of Styrofoam pearls that animals

easily mistake for food. Also, thanks to the Shutters Creek inmates and the parks department. Major boos to the dock owner and the Coast Guard for allowing, and not preventing, this mess. The cleanup cost will come out of our taxes. So, if you are able to, please come out March 2 for the beach cleanup. Bring gloves, hand towels, shovels, buckets and screens. Louise Whitehead e cC p o am se lIro b t,e u o s y th b g n e a u k o B w l,fx h d re C v n f2 c h ,b p ra .n iro B m x u .rF itfo n h S k te u a p n d k d A m s tu m a M e tB o y fh k ta c w m irn u .h lS jy co p n e ita .h C d v g n e r,stio a G e ld ,ts o m a p fiw lu s la rn a lrie Coos m w h v g o a rM e L lBay p irc tv k ls io g T c s e p ld z se er A fs ro n S C d c o te ’rd u iB tm h S ys u e h g A b d tn o s Ip ia ,u te ln tci.

A victory for press and the public BY DAVID M. SHRIBMAN WITH FRITZ BYERS Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson began the War on Poverty and proclaimed his vision for a Great Society, civil rights workers were killed in Mississippi during Freedom Summer, and the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution paved the way toward steep troop escalations in Southeast Asia. But the event of 1964 that allowed Americans to acquire a deeper understanding of all these events — and of the dramatic events that followed in Vietnam and Watergate — was a decision rendered in the whispery confines of the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court. A half-century ago on March 9, 1964, the justices handed down their unanimous ruling in New York Times v. Sullivan. The thumbnail interpretation of this decision — that public figures would have to prove “actual malice” to win a libel case — triggered a tremor in legal offices, judicial chambers and newsrooms from coast to coast. Fifty years on, we see that the significance of the decision was its establishment of a single national standard in libel cases, one that frees the press to do the job the Constitution entrusts to it and protects the press against state incursions on press freedoms. Today we take for granted the vigorous press this decision pro-

duced and preserved. On a national level,it permitted The Wa s h i n g to n Post to conduct its landmark Wa t e r g a t e investigation. On a regional level, it has DAVID p e r m i t t e d SHRIBMAN newspapers like Columnist the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to uncover serious abuses in police overtime and present a groundbreaking series of stories detailing the pinions of power in our community — both prepared and published without fear that arcane libel laws designed to protect the king and Church of England from critics would be applied to us, punishing our daring and silencing our writers. The Sullivan decision grew out of an Alabama case in which the state establishment sought to punish a Northern paper for commenting on the civil rights movement. It put to rest the longsmoldering idea of seditious libel, the notion that a statement could defame a government, and it ended the threat posed by a wave of similar suits across the South, accounting for $300 million in possible damage claims and raising the prospect that newspapers would be cowed into no longer

covering civil rights issues. Until 1964,the assumption was that, as the Alabama Supreme Court put it in its decision that triggered the high court’s review, “the First Amendment does not protect libelous publications.” The dangerous result: States could handle libel as they wished. We — an editor and his lawyer — are no advocates of libelous publications. But our work is deeply affected by how courts define and apply the idea of libel. In Sullivan, the Supreme Court placed this crucial question in the context of the broader civil aspirations that undergird the First Amendment and suffuse the Constitution. This sentence, written by Justice William J. Brennan Jr., may be the most important 44 words in press law since James Madison drafted the First Amendment in 1789: “We consider this case against the background of a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.” The court connected this commitment to the history of the Sedition Act of 1798, passed early in the republic but rejected due to what the court deemed “a broad consensus that the Act, because

of the restraint it imposed upon criticism of government and public officials, was inconsistent with the First Amendment.” With the Sullivan decision — often misunderstood but never minimized in importance — the Supreme Court swept away the fear that routine but robust news coverage of government and of social movements might be met (and silenced) by libel suits. If it had gone the other way, the press would have been chilled, criticism of government and of governmental officials would have been restricted, and self-censorship might have reigned in the nation’s newsrooms. Instead, we have a yeasty press today and a legacy of courageous reporting, not only on civil rights but also on presidential power, Congress, national security and, following the Bush v. Gore case that settled the 2000 presidential election, the Supreme Court itself. By creating the necessary “breathing space” for this vigorous, even querulous press, the Supreme Court altered the entire nature of libel litigation — and the public has been the winner. David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh PostGazette. Fritz Byers is a First Amendment lawyer based in Toledo, Ohio. Together they taught a special Harvard Law School session on how an editor and a lawyer work together.


Wednesday, March 12,2014 • The World • A5

State Man’s last wish is to let his death give others life

Few young adults get insurance via Cover Oregon

DEAR ABBY: I work in a palliative care unit in a local hospital, and I’m all too aware of how important it is to have one’s end-of-life wishes documented, notarized and on-hand in case of an emergency. I remember reading an essay that appeared in your column years ago; it eloquently described the desire of the writer that his body be used to allow others to live through o r g a n DEAR donation. Is it part of y o u r “Keepers� booklet? — JYNNA IN NORTH CAROLINA D E A R JYNNA: Yes, it is JEANNE PHILLIPS i n c l u d e d . And I’m printing it for you today because it contains an important message. The author, Robert Test, was not only altruistic, but also the ultimate “recycler.� TO REMEMBER ME by Robert Test “At a certain moment a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped. “When that happens, do not attempt to instill artificial life into my body by the use of a machine. And don’t call this my ‘deathbed.’ Call it my ‘bed of life,’ and let my body be taken from it to help others lead fuller lives. “Give my sight to a man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby’s face or love in the eyes of a woman. “Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain. “Give my blood to the teenager who has been pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play. “Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week. “Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk. “Explore every corner of my brain. Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her windows. “Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow. “If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all my prejudice against my fellow man. “Give my soul to God. If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.� Readers, “Keepers� is a collection of favorite letters, poems and essays that have appeared in this column over the years. It was assembled because so many readers said the items were meaningful to them and requested that they be compiled as a booklet. It can be ordered by sending your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. It covers subjects from tempforgiveness, to tation animals, children and human nature. Filled with down-toearth nuggets of wisdom, both philosophical and witty, it's a quick, easy read, and an inexpensive gift for newlyweds, pet lovers, new parents or anyone recovering from an illness because it covers a wide variety of subjects. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The percentage of young adults signing up for insurance coverage via Oregon’s troubled health-insurance exchange is nearly at the bottom when compared to sign-ups nationwide. According to new statistics from the federal government released Tuesday, people age 18- to34 now make up just 18 percent of the sign-ups for private insurance through Cover Oregon. Oregon ties with West Virginia as last in this age category. Nationwide, this age group accounts for 25 percent of total enrollment. By far, the largest category of Cover Oregon enrollees are people aged 55 to 64, which accounted for 40 percent of sign-ups. This age group also leads in sign-ups nationally, accounting for 30 percent of total enrollment. Young adults’ premiums are needed to help defray the cost of caring for older generations.

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Portland police had to be called in to subdue Lux, a 22-pound part-Himalayan house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby. The baby was not injured in the Sunday incident.

Couple attacked by cat plans to get it help PORTLAND (AP) — The Oregon owners of a 22pound housecat that trapped them in their bedroom after attacking their baby say they’re not giving up on their pet and are getting it medical attention and therapy. Two days after police arrived to subdue the 4year-old part-Himalayan cat, owner Lee Palmer of Portland said he’s taking the feline to a veterinarian. A pet psychologist also is due at the house to see the cat, named Lux. “We’re not getting rid of him right now,� Palmer said.

“He’s been part of our family for a long time.� Palmer says the animal attacked his 7-month-old child after the baby pulled its tail. The child suffered a few scratches on the forehead. On the 911 call, Palmer tells the dispatcher he kicked the cat “in the rear� to protect his child. Palmer says the animal then “just went off over the edge� — leading Palmer and his girlfriend to barricade themselves, their baby and the family dog in the bedroom for safety. The cat can be heard screeching in the back-

ground of the call as Palmer says in a panicked voice: “He’s charging us. He’s at our bedroom door.� Palmer also tells the dispatcher the cat has been violent in the past. Officers used a dog snare to capture the animal, and placed it in a crate. The cat attack story gained national attention after police put out a news release about it Monday. Palmer says the family has had proposals from people wanting to adopt Lux, but the family is not taking them up on it.

Fake student, 33, exposed himself in class EUGENE (AP) — Eugene Police arrested a 33-yearold man accused of exposing himself after a teacher recognized he was not one of her students. A police spokesman says Christopher Vanorden of Eugene entered the class-

room Tuesday morning with other students at Willamette High School. When the teacher realized he did not belong, she called him to the front of the class. He then exposed himself to the teacher, and some students got a look.

School authorities took Vanorden to the office, where he was met by police. Vanorden faces charges of public indecency, criminal trespass, endangering the welfare of minors and physical harassment.

Obituaries Larry Nichols May 2, 1942 - March 6, 2014

Private graveside services will be held for Larry Nichols, 71, of Jefferson, formerly of North Bend, at Sunset Memorial Park. L a r r y passed away peacefully 6, March 2014, of complications arising from pneumonia and an aging Larry Nichols body, in spite of a youthful spirit. He was preceded in death by his father, Karl Nichols.

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Joy Darleen Dow Oct. 4, 1938 - March 3, 2014

Joy Darleen Dow, 75, of North Bend passed away peacefully March 3, 2014, at her home on Haynes Inlet with her family by her side. Joy was born Oct. 4, 1938, in Alva, Okla., and grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. She moved with her mother to Los Angeles as a teenager and following high school, studied at Los Angeles City College. Joy then worked as a stewardess for American Airlines during the glamour days of air travel. It was during this period she met her husband, Jay, a United States naval aviator, and devoted her energies to raising her two children and maintaining a household that moved to a new duty station about every three years. These travels took Joy

Larry is survived by his mother, Audrey Nichols; sister, Carol Salvadore; brother, Frank Nichols; and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry lived a very full and happy life, cared for lovingly by his father and especially his mother, Audrey, who devoted her life to caring for his special needs. He loved helping his father on their dairy farm in his younger years and he especially loved anything to do with machinery. Audrey purchased a red dirt bike for Larry which he loved. He spent many years riding up and down their driveway on the little red motorcycle! Larry also took up the job of “Inlet greeter,� stationing himself at the from San Diego, Calif., to the far reaches of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, and to many other places. She managed these transitions with such grace and apparent ease that her family seamlessly maintained uninterrupted life regardless of their location. Joy moved with her family to Oregon’s Bay Area in the late 1970s and had lived here ever since. She had an extraordinary appreciation for the small pleasures of life including the magnificent scenery of the South Coast, walking on the beaches and maintaining the many friendships she developed both here and in her Navy travels.

bottom of their driveway to brighten the day of passersby with a happy smile and big wave. He could often be found at Pony Village Mall with his mother who took him there regularly to have coffee and visit with their many friends. Larry loved people and people loved him. Larry’s family will miss him dearly. To his and our friends, we thank you for being a part of making his life a good one, filled with love and laughter and happiness. Arrangements are under the direction of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service-Bay Area, 541-269-2851. Sign the guestbook at www.coosbayareafunerals.co m and www.theworldlink.com.

Kayaker dies on California river CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — An Oregon kayaker has died after being pinned underwater while paddling a rain-swollen river in far Northern California. Del Norte County Search and Rescue coordinator Terry McNamara says crews recovered the body of 30year-old John D. Wilburn of Grants Pass, Monday morning from the South Fork of the Smith River east of Crescent City. McNamara told The Triplicate that Wilburn was kayaking an expert Class V section of the river Sunday with another kayaker from Grants Pass, Jared Sandeen, when Sandeen saw Wilburn’s kayak float by upside-down. Unable to find him, Sandeen went on to where Wilburn’s wife was waiting and called authorities. Crews searched until dark. McNamara says kayakers scouting the river the next morning found Wilburn’s body.

Salem considers public bathrooms for homeless

SALEM (AP) — The city of Salem is considering public toilets for homeless people downtown. Mayor Anna Peterson says that was the one thing she was asked about when she volunteered at a warming shelter this winter. The city is holding two public meetings next week on the question. The Salem Statesman Journal reports that city workers estimate the cost of renting and maintain a portable bathroom at more Joy is survived by her hus- than $10,000 a year. The paper says some peoband, Adrian Jay, to whom she was married to for more ple are looking at Portland than 50 years; her mother, Alice Farr; sons, Jay and Chris; daughter-in-law, Debbie Dow; and grandchildren, Rachelle, Laurel, Saturday, March 15 Mason and Connor. Josephine Lanway, 80, She will be deeply missed. of Coos Bay, died March 9, At Joy’s request, there will 2014. Graveside service, 1 be no public service and her p.m., Sunset Memorial Park, ashes will be placed in a 63060 Millington Frontage favorite location on the Road, Coos Bay. Public visibeautiful Oregon coast. tation, 1-4 p.m., Friday, Her family suggests in lieu March 14, Coos Bay Chapel, of flowers contributions in 685 Anderson Ave. remembrance be donated to the South Coast Hospice or Burial, Cremation & the Salvation Army. Funeral Services Sign the guestbook at www.theworldlink.com.

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Woman to get life term for killing spree PORTLAND (AP) — A woman who claimed ties to white supremacist prison gangs has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy that involved four deaths in three states, guaranteeing herself a life sentence. Holly Grigsby and David Pedersen were accused in the killings of Pedersen’s father and stepmother in Everett, Wash., an Oregon teenager and a California man. Pedersen previously pleaded guilty in state court to murder in the slayings of his father and stepmother. Grigsby pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to racketeering charges connected to the four killings. Under the agreement, Grigsby will not be prosecuted in state court in Oregon, Washington or California. Pedersen is to be tried on federal charges in U.S. District Court in July. Attorney General Eric Holder decided not to seek the death penalty.

Euthanized: Cougar blamed for animal kills EUGENE (AP) — An Oregon wildlife biologist says a cougar blamed for killing two goats and several chickens over three consecutive nights at a Eugene residence has been captured and killed. The Register-Guard reports the 84-pound female was captured Tuesday in a chain-link cage on the property where the livestock were snatched, near Hendricks Park. Oregon Fish and Wildlife biologist Brian Wolfer says euthanizing an animal isn’t something his department commonly does. However, he says the landowner has a legal right to kill a cougar that has damaged his livestock. And leaving the problem up to the landowner — right beside a large park and right up against city limits — left the potential for lots to go wrong, including a possibly wounded cougar. Wolfer says cougars that have learned to hunt livestock may do so again, even if released in another area. He says the cat was sedated to reduce stress and later euthanized.

Death Notices Delmer D. Bowers — 94 of Bandon, died March 9, 2014, in Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending with North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440. William J. Pullen — 25, of Bandon, died March 9, 2014, in Casper, Wyo. Arrangements are pending with Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon, 347-2907.

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Senate investigation of CIA dogged by controversy WASHINGTON (AP) — A marathon Senate investigation into allegations of CIA torture during the Bush-era war on terror is veering toward partisan political territory and possibly the federal courts after unusually pointed accusations against the spy agency, including potential criminal wrongdoing.

As a result of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s remarks Tuesday, yet another investigation may be in the offing to sort out what the CIA did — or didn’t do — to help or hamper Senate investigators. Already, the episode has the markings of a classic Washington controversy as interpretations of facts diverge, some lawmakers choose sides, others suggest the new probe and the White House seeks a middle ground. At its core, the controversy involves Feinstein’s allegation that a CIA search of a computer network it set up for Senate investigators may have violated the Constitution and federal law. “As far as allegations of the CIA hacking Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth,” the agency’s director, John Brennan, said Tuesday, denying an allegation that Feinstein, D-Calif., did not make in her extensive remarks on the Senate floor. Brennan said the agency had not sought to thwart Senate investigators put to work investigating the issue. He added that the agency was eager to put to rest the controversy stemming from the interrogation of detainees in the war on terror, and said

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. faces reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday following a caucus lunch. Reid said that he stands behind Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after she accused the CIA of undermining congressional oversight and the separation of powers under the Constitution. agency personnel “believe strongly in the necessity of effective, strong and bipartisan congressional oversight.” But bipartisanship seemed to erode in the wake of Feinstein’s speech, in which she said the CIA’s search of the dedicated computer system possibly violated the Constitution as well as fed-

eral law and an executive order that prohibits the agency from conducting domestic searches. Several Democrats praised her, while some Republicans pointedly did not. “I support Sen. Feinstein unequivocally, and I am disappointed that the CIA is apparently unrepentant for

what I understand they did,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters in the Capitol. Another Democrat, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, said Feinstein had learned the lesson established by an investigative committee that looked into FBI and CIA activities more than three

decades ago. “She’s speaking the truth,” he said. “The Church Committee taught us you’ve got to be willing to do that or you’re not going to get the truth,” he added, referring to the long-ago investigation headed by the late Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho. One Republican also had a

Israel passes law meant to draft ultra-Orthodox

warning for the CIA. “Heads should roll, people should go to jail if it’s true,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said. But he appeared to be in a minority within his party. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, the top Republican on the Intelligence Committee, said he disagreed with Feinstein on the dispute with the CIA, without fully specifying how. “Right now we don’t know what the facts are,” he told reporters. “We’re going to continue to deal with this internally.” A second committee Republican, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, declined to comment, saying he had not yet read Feinstein’s speech. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the party’s leader, declined to comment on the ongoing investigation into what happened. At the White House, spokesman Jay Carney sidestepped most questions on the subject and reminded reporters, “We are talking about an investigation into activities that occurred under the previous administration” and which President Barack Obama ended soon after taking office. Carney said Obama wants the report’s findings to be declassified eventually. There were suggestions that yet another investigation be established to look into Feinstein’s charges and Brennan’s rebuttal, a process that could add months if not years to a public accounting of detentions and interrogations that occurred a decade or more ago.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers passed a law on contentious Wednesday meant to draft ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military, culminating a reform drive that generated mass protests by the religious community in Israel and beyond. The issue of conscription of the ultra-Orthodox is at the heart of a cultural war in

Israel. The matter featured prominently in elections last year that led to the establishment of the center-right government, which has pushed for the new legislation. Wednesday’s vote passed 67-1 in the 120-member Knesset. Opposition lawmakers — all 52 of them — were absent, boycotting the vote to protest what they say

are strong-arm tactics by the ruling coalition to push through a series of laws in parliament this week. “The change begins tomorrow morning and it is expected to transform the face of Israeli society unrecognizably,” said Yaakov Peri, from the Yesh Atid party, which has led the drive for draft reforms. Since Israel’s founding in

1948, the ultra-Orthodox, who make up about 8 percent of Israel’s 8 million citizens, have largely been allowed to avoid military service in order to pursue religious studies. In contrast, most other Jewish men perform three years of compulsory service. The stark difference in the society continues well into adulthood. Older religious

men often don’t work and collect welfare stipends while continuing to study full time. The ultra-Orthodox insist their young men serve the nation through prayer and study, thus preserving Jewish learning and heritage. But the exemptions have enraged secular and modern Orthodox Israelis who say the ultra-Orthodox are not doing their fair share.

Malaysia defends search for missing jet LUMPUR, KUALA Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia defended its handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged it is still unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an international search now in its fifth day. Government officials said they asked India to join in the search near the Andaman Sea, suggesting they think the jetliner and the 239 people on board might have reached those waters after crossing into the Strait of Malacca, some 250 miles from the flight’s last known coordinates. The mystery over the plane’s whereabouts has been confounded by confusing and occasionally conflicting statements by Malaysian officials, which have led to allegations of incompetence or even coverup, adding to the anguish of relatives of those on board the flight, two thirds of them Chinese. “There’s too much information and confusion right now. It is very hard for us to decide whether a given piece of information is accurate,”

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Indonesian Air Force officers examine a map of the Malacca Strait during a briefing following a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia on Wednesday. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters in Beijing. “We will not give it up as long as there’s still a shred of hope.” Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein described the multinational search as unprecedented. Some 43 ships and 39 aircraft from at least eight nations were

scouring an area of 35,800 square miles to the east and west of Peninsular Malaysia. “It’s not something that is easy. We are looking at so many vessels and aircraft, so many countries to coordinate, and a vast area for us to search,” he told a news conference. “But we will never give up. This we owe to the families of those on board.”

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday and fell off civilian radar screens at 1:30 a.m. about 35,000 feet above the Gulf of Thailand between Malaysia and southern Vietnam. It sent no distress signals or any indication it was experiencing any problems.

Senate bill proposes tough sanctions WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will weigh some of the most significant U.S. sanctions on Russia since the end of the Cold War in a bid President pressure to Vladimir Putin to pull Russian troops out of Crimea, according to a copy of a new Senate bill obtained by The Associated Press. The legislation authorizes the Obama administration to impose economic penalties on Russian officials complicit in Ukrainian corruption or anyone responsible for

Moscow’s military takeover of Ukraine. The bill stops short of going after Russian banks or energy companies as some legislators proposed, giving Secretary of State John Kerry more leeway ahead of diplomatic talks with his Russian counterpart in Europe later this week. Testifying before a House Appropriations subcommittee, Kerry said he would travel Thursday to London for discussions with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey

Lavrov. While Washington has no desire to isolate Russia internationally, Kerry said, “We’ll do what we have to do if Russia is not prepared to make the right choices.” “Our interest is in protecting the sovereignty, the independence, the territorial integrity of the Ukraine,” Kerry said. He has unsuccessfully sought for more than a week to broker a meeting between Russian and Ukrainian diplomats to ease the situation.

“All right, good night,” were the pilot’s final words to air traffic control in Malaysia before the plane entered Vietnamese airspace, Malaysian officials told around 400 relatives of the passengers at a meeting Wednesday in Beijing, according to a participant. Malaysian authorities said Wednesday that a review of military radar records showed plots of what might have been the plane turning back, crossing over the country and flying to the Strait of Malacca, a busy shipping lane west of the narrow nation. Air force chief Gen. Rodzali Daud said the radar showed an unidentified object at 2:15 a.m. about 200 miles northwest of Penang. “I am not saying it’s flight MH370. We are still corroborating this. It was an unidentifiable plot,” he said. Military and government officials said American experts and the manufacturer of the radar systems were examining that data to confirm whether it showed the Boeing 777. Until then, they said the search would continue on both sides of the country.

Republican victory could be warning sign CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After months of railing against President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Republicans scored a key victory in a hard-fought congressional race that had been closely watched as a bellwether of midterm elections in November. Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in a Florida special election Tuesday that largely turned on the federal health care law, with both sides using the race to audition national strategies in one of the country’s few competitive swing-voting districts.

Analyst testifies in Pistorius trial PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African forensic analyst has said at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial that a cricket bat was used to strike the toilet door at the athlete’s home, in testimony focusing on the events of the night when Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend. Police Col. J. G. Vermeulen on Wednesday lifted the bat in court and showed where it hit the wooden, bulletmarked door, another key piece of evidence that was erected in the courtroom. Pistorius has said he shot Steenkamp by mistake, fearing she was an intruder in the night, and then bashed the door open with a cricket bat to get to his girlfriend when he realized what had happened. The prosecution says the Feb. 14, 2013, killing was intentional and followed an argument between the couple.

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Kermit M. Gaston Gaston, 56, of Coos Bay, is also challenging Cribbins. He said he believes he can help the county. “I still believe I can contribute something to the county,” he said. “The power should be given back to the people.” He was born in California, graduated from high school in Missouri and moved to Coos County 22 years ago

because his family was here, he said. He took some classes at Southwestern Oregon Community College, but didn’t receive a degree. He has been a chef, applia n c e repairman, on a church board and involved in the Bandon food bank. He also spent a month in Gaston Africa as a missionary. He said he wanted to draw outsiders to the area. “I want to make Coos County inviting to people in other areas,” he said. He thought being an “average” person made him a good candidate. “I think I can do a lot for the county,” he said. “I’m just a working person.”

Muslims dying from lack of health care in Myanmar THE’ CHAUNG, Myanmar (AP) — Noor Jahan rocked slowly on the floor, trying to steady her weak body. Her chest heaved and her eyes closed with each raspy breath. She could no longer eat or speak, throwing up even spoonfuls of tea. Two years ago, she would have left her upscale home — one of the nicest in the community — and gone to a hospital to get tests and medicine for her failing liver and kidneys. But that was before Buddhist mobs torched and pillaged her neighborhood, forcing thousands of ethnic Rohingya like herself to flee to a hot, desert-like patch of land on the outskirts of town. She was then stuck in a dirt-floor bamboo hut about a quarter-mile from the sea. She and others from the Muslim minority group have been forced to live segregated behind security checkpoints and cannot leave, except for medical emergencies. Often not even then. Living conditions are des-

perate for the healthiest residents. For those who are sick, they are unbearable. The situation became even worse two weeks ago, when the aid group Doctors Without Borders was forced to stop working in Rakhine, where most Rohingya live. The government considers all 1.3 million Rohingya to be illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh, though many of them were born in Myanmar to families who have lived here for generations. Presidential spokesman Ye Htut accused Doctors Without Borders of unfairly providing more care to Muslims than Buddhists. The situation intensified after the organization said it treated 22 Rohingya patients who were wounded and traumatized following an attack in January. The government has staunchly denied that a Buddhist mob rampaged through a village, killing women and children, but the United Nations concluded more than 40 people may have been killed.

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ELECTION Continued from Page A1 One of the most contentious primaries will be in a mid-Willamette Valley House district now represented by Rep. Kim Thatcher of Keizer, who is running for the state Senate. Fireworks have started already between conservative talk-radio host Bill Post and business owner Barbara Jensen. Post announced abruptly Monday that he’s suspending his radio show to comply with Federal C o m m u n i c a t i o n Commission rules and election laws. Jensen alleges that Post’s show violated FCC rules requiring equal time for candidates U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and all five of Oregon’s represen-

OPTION Continued from Page A1 suffer in Option C, he said. Currently, some sixthgraders are taking seventhand eighth-grade math classes. Jennings worried she doesn’t have all the information she needs in order to make a decision in a week. “Based on what I know right now, I feel like I have

administration, from Oregon State University. Sweet said some of his goals included “encouraging more harvest of federal and state timber lands and to increase the county’s tax base through opportunities such as the Jordan Cove Project and the expansion of Bandon Dunes as well as making our county an attractive place to start or grow small businesses.”

Dale A. Pennie Pennie, 64, of Bandon, is running against Sweet. It’s his third attempt at a commissioner position. He’s been an electrician for more than 30 years, but feels he has what it takes to be in office. “I understand the problems the working people have,” he said. Pennie was born in Oakland, Calif. His family moved to a farm in

tatives in the U.S. House are seeking re-election. Merkley faces two longshot Democrats and five Republicans. Conservative Dennis Linthicum is challenging Oregon’s only Republican in Congress, Rep. Greg Walden, from the right. Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader also faces a primary challenge from Anita Brown. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber will face a longshot primary challenger, Ifeanyichukwu Diru of Salem. Six Republicans are vying for the gubernatorial nomination, led by state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian will be unopposed in his re-election bid. The office is nonpartisan, but Avakian is a Democrat.

the tip of the iceberg,” she said. “I can see this much information, but there’s all this information down here that’s going to be essential in making a good choice. One of the things I feel like I need is more contact with the DLT (district leadership team).” Reporter Chelsea Davis can be reached at 541-2691222, ext. 239, or by email at chelsea.davis@theworldlink.com. Follow her on Twitter: @ChelseaLeeDavis.

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Incumbent Sweet, 74, of Coos Bay, has held the position for the past two years, after taking the reins from Fred Messerle, who stepped down to run for the Position 1 slot. Sweet said he would like to see more to come Sweet fruition within the county. “I have some unfinished work to do here,” he said. “I think we have a good start putting a team back together with the county. I look forward to continue with that work.” He attended Bandon High School. He received two Bachelor of Science degrees, in forestry and business

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Local high, low, rainfall Tuesday: High 61, low 37 Rain: none Total rainfall to date: 12.51 inches Rainfall to date last year: 8.45 inches Average rainfall to date: 20.73 inches

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Monmouth when he was a child. He attended LinnBenton Community College in Albany and graduated with an Associate of Science degree in civil and mechanic a l engineering. One thing P e n n i e wants to change if he’s elected is “doubledipping,” as w h e n Pennie employees receive Public Employees Retirement System payments in addition to their regular income. He was a “person of interest” in the 2004 disappearance of his brother in Polk County, but has said that is behind him. Byer, of North Bend, and Gurney, of Myrtle Point, filed just before Tuesday’s

deadline for Position 2 and were unavailable for interviews. According to his filing form, Gurney is retired, having served in the Navy and worked for the Port of attended He Coquille. Marshfield High School. Byer listed himself as a “retired e d u c a to r ” on his filing form. He g ra d u a te d f r o m Portage H i g h Gurney School, studied physics at Park College and attended Johns Hopkins University. Voters may either mail in their ballots or visit the Coos County Clerk’s office from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day. The general election will

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above $4 a gallon. South Carolina has the cheapest gas in the nation for the second week in a row at $3.19 a gallon. Diesel prices are also on the rise in many markets. The national average adds half a cent this week to $4.01 a gallon. Oregon’s average gains 2 cents to $3.94. “Of course,any unexpected market-moving event,such as unplanned domestic refinery maintenance or further escalation of geopolitical tensions with Russia could cause prices to spike higher,” adds Dodds. “We’ll be following the situation (in the Ukraine) very closely.” Fuel prices are updated daily at AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge at www.aaafuelgaugereport.com. To check fuel prices across Oregon and the nation, go to the AAA Fuel Price Finder at www.AAA.com.

Continued from Page A1 age to peak between $3.55 and $3.75 per gallon in the coming weeks due to the seasonal maintenance, and the May 1 required switch-over for producing the more expensive but cleaner-burning summer-blend gasoline. The statewide average is expected to have a slightly higher peak at around $3.65 to $3.85. Oregon also tends to peak later than the rest of the nation, she says. Usually reaching its highest levels in the week leading up to Memorial Day. She also said that there is one other piece of good news. The state continues to avoid climbing back into the top 10 of most expensive states for gas. Oregon usually spends about three-quarters of the year in the top 10, she says, but has been below that since October. “In the scheme of things now, we are in the middle of the pack,” Dodds said. “We are currently the 23rd most expensive; which is up from last week, where we were 30th.” For the eighth consecutive week, Hawaii is the only state with regular unleaded at or

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NBA’s age rule is pointless Nearly a year ago, for my second column ever here at The World, I talked about what pro prospects to watch in last year’s NCAA tournament. This year, that seems pointless. Dante Exum, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Julius Randle will be, in some order, the first five players selected overall. Bet on it. The way those five names have been beaten into my brain from every basketball pundit over the past four months, I don’t see how they couldn’t be. But why weren’t SPORTS they in last year’s draft? This week I found out I won’t be able to watch — besides Australian Exum — Kansas’s Embiid, who will be watching at least the first two GEORGE rounds of the tournament from ARTSITAS the sideline with a back injury. People have started asking whether he should rush back or rest his back to preserve his potential spot as the No. 1 overall pick. It’s not that tough of a decision. Where’s the incentive to come back? Embiid wouldn’t be bending the rules, but some of my favorite NBA lore comes from players circumventing the draft age restrictions, including Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler. High-prized recruit Jennings famously decided to play a year in Italy instead of going to Arizona in 2008. A year later he still was picked 10th overall, he’s still in the league and he’ll be making $24 million over the next three years from Detroit. And he got to live in Rome when he was 18. Do you think he’d trade that in for an extra year of taking electives at Arizona? The Knicks’ Jeremy Tyler went to the extreme. After his junior year of high school, Tyler dropped out and signed a one-year, $140,000 contract with Maccabi Haifa in Israel that included a car and an apartment. Two years later, Tyler was picked in the second round of the 2011 draft. Just three months ago, he signed a two-year, $1.5 million contract with the Knicks. Not bad for a kid who never had a senior skip day. Here’s a hypothetical: You are an 18-year-old with a shot of being drafted in a year. You have offers from everywhere from Duke to Drake, but other than a scholarship, you don’t have any money. Your entire life has revolved around playing professional basketball in the NBA, but a team in Israel wants to pay you $140,000 for a year before the draft. You get paid a fortune to hone your skills for a year plus you still get to enter the draft your first year eligible. Not only would I do it, its hard for me to fathom anyone given that ultimatum saying no. Rich kids travel after high school all the time, they just don’t get paid. They call it taking a “year off”. But hey, go the Scottie Reynolds route. Reynolds was a four-year starter at Villanova and became the first All-American not to be drafted. Is he using his degree in an applicable field four years after he graduated from Villanova? No, he’s playing for Hapoel Holon, a club team in Israel. Holon plays in Israeli Super League with Maccabi Haifa, the same club Tyler played for when he was 17. Tyler’s and Reynold’s career trajectories have officially made an “X.” New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has made upping the minimum age to 20 a priority, so we can continue to falsify that a truncated college career is still getting your “education.” Stories like Tyler and Jennings are outliers to the NBA culture, but it’s good to know at least some players are still working the system. Yes, I know these kids have the choice to stay and finish their education, but you also should have the choice to go pursue employment, too. Hopefully for Embiid’s back (and bank account), his chance at getting paid didn’t come a year too late.

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By Lou Sennick, The World

New Marshfield softball coach Brooke Toy, left, works with the team on batting practice Tuesday afternoon. Toy was an assistant coach for the Pirates last year.

Toy takes helm of Pirate program BY GEORGE ARTSITAS The World

COOS BAY — A year and a half ago, during Brooke Toy’s first day as a health and physical education teacher at Marshfield, the now firstyear head softball coach of the Pirates got a surprise welcome thrown at her. Fresh out of Western Oregon graduate school and barely a week after getting hired, she was working on her first lesson plan when then softball coach Floyd Montiel walked over and hucked a softball shirt at her. “Here you go, Coach,” Montiel said. That type of hospitality was perfect for Toy. “I’m like, I’m already part of this school,” Toy said. “It was nice I was already welcomed to the Marshfield family.” A year later, Montiel has stepped down as coach and Toy has taken over the reins as Marshfield’s softball team. Toy admits that this was the plan. Become a teacher, then a coach. She just didn’t think it would happen so fast. “When he told me he was stepping down I said, ‘Give me one more year?’” Toy recounted. “Everything is working out. (Montiel has) been a big help to me, he’s right at the school and has

been a great resource.” Besides being a P.E. teacher and coach now, Toy has been a sports lifer. Toy was a standout basketball, softball and volleyball player at North Douglas High School before going on Coming up to play at Pacific North Bend also has a University. She was new softball coach originally recruited for Thursday edition volleyball, but ended up walking on to the softball team and playing four years of that too. (She was asked to play basketball too, but couldn’t make the schedule work.) After finishing grad school, she applied for the only two open health teaching jobs she could find — at Marshfield and Scappoose. She got the Marshfield gig and now, at 25, Toy is only seven years older then her seniors. Her players don’t seem to care. “Age doesn’t matter; she’s my coach and I respect her,” shortstop Katelyn Rossback said. “Being as young as she is and having played at the college level not that long ago, the game of softball is fresh in her mind. She knows and understands a lot about the game. “I will miss Montiel, but there is no better

coach than Toy to fill the spot.” Besides helping out the girls every day as an assistant last year, Toy spent the summer at the helm of the Pirates 16-under team. She took the underclassmen on trips to tournaments around the state that gave her the experience of not just being around the kids, but being in complete control of the program. Early in the season, Toy is trying to combat being perceived as a friend instead of a coach. “There’s trusting me and that’s something I can see,” Toy said. “A lot of people see a young coach and they think that might be bad because sometimes players and coaches that are young might be in the ‘friend zone’ but they are definitely responding well to me and taking me more of an authoritative figure instead of a friend.” Toy has developed good relationships with all her players, especially senior catcher Abby Osborne. Toy was also a catcher when she played and the advantage of having a fellow catcher as a coach is not lost on Osborne. “Our style catching is pretty similar, so she can relate to me very well when I’m having an issue with my catching,” Osborne said. SEE TOY | B4

Ducks soar into Pac-12 tournament EUGENE (AP) — Whatever it was that caused Oregon to stumble at the start of the Pac-12 season has no doubt been resolved as the team heads into the conference tournament. After a streak where they lost eight of 10, the Ducks have won seven straight — including a court-rushing upset of Arizona last Saturday — to give them renewed determination. Oregon will face rival Oregon State in the opening round of the tournament today in Las Vegas. The Ducks won the tournament last season, earning an NCAA tournament berth which they rode all the way to the Sweet Sixteen. The winner of the postseason Civil War game will play secondseeded UCLA on Thursday night in the quarterfinals. It won’t be official until Sunday, but Oregon vastly improved its chances of an NCAA bid with the victory over the Wildcats. Following the game, coach Dana Altman reflected on the path the Ducks have taken over the course of the season. Oregon won its first 13 games, jumping up to No. 10 in the AP rankings, before sliding with five straight losses. The Ducks would lose eight of 10 before rebounding to win the next seven. “Are you glass-half-empty or glass-half-full?” Altman mused.

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Oregon’s Joseph Young celebrates the Ducks’ victory over Arizona on Saturday. It was Oregon’s seventh straight Pac-12 win. “The half-full says we played our tails off and really got it going. The half-empty is, ‘What the heck were we doing for those eight games?’ I screwed a couple of them up. If I am going to ask my players to take responsibility and accountability, I just didn’t have us in the right sets, didn’t get us to execute. The connection wasn’t there, the communication wasn’t there and that is disappointing as a coach.” Luckily Oregon learned from its mistakes. “A lot of guys would have lost

faith,” Altman said. “Fortunately, these guys didn’t.” Johnathan Loyd, last season’s conference tournament MVP, said he knew the Ducks would turn things around. Interestingly enough, Oregon’s current winning streak started on Feb. 16 when they beat Oregon State 93-83. “This is exactly what I envisioned,” Loyd said. “I don’t want to say I told you so, but I did: Just us battling through adversity and coming out on top right now. But it’s not over yet.”

First off, the Beavers. Oregon has played its in-state rival twice this season, splitting the series with each team winning on its home court. The Beavers are coming off a 78-76 overtime win over Arizona State in the season finale, but they’ve lost six of their last nine. Forward Eric Moreland said the victory over the Sun Devils was important for Oregon State’s confidence going into the conference tournament. “That’s an NCAA tournament team we just beat, and in order to play in the postseason, you have to beat teams like that,” Moreland said. “They’re probably going to go to the tournament, so I feel like our confidence is already high.” The Beavers and the Ducks have met an NCAA-record 341 times, but this is the first time they’ll play each other in the Pac12 tournament. The Beavers are the only team the Ducks haven’t faced in the conference tourney. Seventh-seeded Oregon has won the Pac-12 tournament three times since it was brought back in 2002, and it beat UCLA last year for the automatic NCAA tournament berth. Tenth-seeded Oregon State has never won it. “The exciting thing is if we can play long enough, there’s a lot of exciting things still there,” Altman said.

Pass rushers hit market as free agency begins BY HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press

A couple of accomplished NFL pass rushers suddenly became available when DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers were released to create room under the salary cap in two of the biggest moves at

Tuesday’s start of the free-agency signing period. The Bears cut ties with 1 Peppers, who has 118 ⁄2 sacks in 12 seasons, as part of a series of moves aimed at improving their defense, including a five-year contract with former Raiders end Lamarr Houston.

The Cowboys let Ware and his 117 sacks go. “A decision like this, involving a man who is a cornerstone player in the history of your franchise, is extremely difficult,” Dallas owner Jerry Jones said. “We were also in very strong agreement that playing for the Dallas Cowboys would

be one of the options we would both be exploring.” With the cap rising $10 million to a record $133 million, a crop of players quickly found new homes as soon as the market officially opened Tuesday afternoon — and SEE NFL | B4


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Portland center Meyers Leonard gets a hand in the face from Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph during the first half Tuesday.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies are headed on a three-game road trip with a better grip on the Western Conference’s final playoff spot. Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Zach Randolph added 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 109-99 on Tuesday night. The victory kept Memphis in the conference’s eighth spot with a onegame edge over the idle Phoenix Suns. But players are not satisfied with the current position. “Even though we are in, we want to be higher,” guard Courtney Lee said. “We’re still chasing, and I think that’s the right mindset to have going forward because if you continue to chase, you’ll never get complacent and fall off.”

Mike Conley added 17 points and Lee finished with 16. Mike Miller had 14 for Memphis, which won its third straight. Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 32 points on 8-of-21 shooting from the field, but connecting on 12 of 13 free throws, including six in the fourth quarter when he was fouled on a pair of 3point attempts. LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Nicolas Batum contributed 15 points for Portland, which lost its third straight, matching its longest skid of the season. Memphis built its lead to double-digits early in the fourth quarter and Portland got it under 10 — to nine — on only two occasions the rest of the way. The common refrain from the Trail Blazers was it was “just one of those nights.” “They would just get a tip ball or a loose ball and they would hit a 3 with it,” Lillard said. “It was just one too many of those situations.” While Memphis heads on a road trip to New Orleans, Toronto and Philadelphia holding the final playoff spot, Portland

sits in the conference’s fifth slot. Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts was pleased with the way his team competed and shooting 22 of 29 from the foul line. “I thought we had a lot of shots we normally make,” Stotts said. “We took care of the ball (eight turnovers).We got to the free-throw line. We were aggressive. “I thought it was just one of those nights.” Portland struggled from the field, connecting on 41 percent for the game. In addition to Lillard’s percentage, Aldridge was 8 of 23 and Batum was 5 of 13. Wesley Matthews managed only one field goal on seven attempts. “I think he had good looks,” Stotts said of Aldridge’s shooting. “But you can’t make them every night.” Aldridge considered it just part of a shooting slump that will end at some point. “I am going to find my rhythm, and I am going to make those shots I’ve been missing soon. It will get a lot better,” he said.

Spurs stretch win streak to seven THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — Manu Ginobili scored 22 points and Tony Parker had 20 as the league-leading San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 104-96 on Tuesday night. Kawhi Leonard added 16 for San Antonio, which won its seventh straight and 10th in its last 11. The Spurs (47-16) maintained their hold on the NBA’s best record, staying ahead of Oklahoma City and Indiana, who both started play Tuesday a half-game behind the Spurs. San Antonio jumped out to a big lead early, taking a 61-33 advantage into halftime, including 18 from Parker. That helped them improve to 24-6 on the road, the NBA’s best mark away from home. D.J. Augustin led the Bulls with 24 points and Jimmy Butler had 23. Pacers 94, Celtics 83: David West scored 24 points and Andrew Bynum grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in his Pacers debut, helping suddenly struggling Indiana pull away late for a win over Boston. Indiana (47-17) ended its longest losing streak of the season at four. Paul George added 12 points as the Pacers extended their Eastern 1 Conference lead to 1 ⁄2 games over two-time defending champion Miami in the East. Boston (22-42) was led by Jared Sullinger with 17 points and Kris Humphries with 15 as its two-game winning

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San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili passes the ball through Chicago defenders during the first half Tuesday. streak ended. Bynum played just 15 minutes but his first basket gave Indiana a 16-14 lead and the Pacers never trailed again. Thunder 106, Rockets 98: Kevin Durant scored 42 points to help Oklahoma City defeat the Houston Rockets. Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook scored 24 points and got the best of nemesis Patrick Beverley. During last year’s playoffs, Beverley dived for the ball and ran into Westbrook’s right knee as a timeout was being called, causing the injury that ended Westbrook’s season and cost him about half of this season. It was their first meeting since the incident. Former Thunder guard James Harden scored 28 points for Houston.

Pistons 99, Kings 89: Josh Smith scored 24 points and Rodney Stuckey added 23 to lift the Detroit Pistons over the Sacramento Kings. Rudy Gay scored 20 points and Isaiah Thomas added 19 points and eight assists for Sacramento. Timberwolves 112, Bucks 101: Kevin Love had 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and J.J. Barea broke out of a horrid shooting slump to score 19 points to lift Minnesota over the Milwaukee Bucks. Brandon Knight scored 21 points for the Bucks (13-51), who led at halftime and were looking for their first set of back-to-back victories this season. But after scoring 61 points in the first half and leading by 11 points in the second quarter, the Bucks

were outscored 19-4 to start the fourth quarter. Warriors 108, Mavericks 85: Jordan Crawford scored 19 points, Andrew Bogut had 15 points and 10 rebounds and surging Golden State routed Dallas for its fifth straight win. Klay Thompson added 14 points to help the Warriors go ahead by 24 points early in the fourth quarter and create more space behind them in the crowded Western Conference standings. Golden State (41-24) is sixth in the West, three games ahead of Dallas (3827) and Memphis (37-26). Former Warriors fan favorite Monta Ellis scored 15 points, and Dirk Nowitzki had 12 points and six rebounds in a disappointing display by Dallas.

Peverley undergoes testing after collapsing ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley was undergoing heart tests Tuesday to determine what triggered his collapse during a game. He has company in the hospital. Teammate Alex Chiasson was being treated after becoming despondent about

Peverley’s plight. He didn’t join the team for its trip to St. Louis. “He was shaken by the whole event,” coach Lindy Ruff said after the Stars’ morning skate prior to playing the Blues. “He wasn’t doing very well so we thought best to get him

under some care.” Peverley’s collapsed on the bench Monday night during the first period of the Stars’ home game against Columbus, stunning the crowd and players alike. He was rushed to the depths of the arena, where he was treated for a “cardiac event”

and the game was postponed with the Blue Jackets leading 1-0. The 31-year-old Peverley was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in training camp and underwent a procedure that sidelined him through the first regular season game.

LAS VEGAS — Gonzaga has been the class of the West Coast Conference, regularly hoisting regular-season and tournament trophies for nearly two decades. Even for a team such as this, finishing off another title sweep is a feel-good accomplishment. Sam Dower Jr. had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Gonzaga held its ground during a second-half rally to beat BYU 75-64 Tuesday night for its 13th WCC championship. “It never gets old. Never gets old,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. “It’s obviously something we start talking about it and prepare for way back in the summer. For these guys to step up and make it happen, not only in the regular season but to win here and not share, is just an awesome, awesome accomplishment.” Gonzaga (28-6) raced out to a 21-point lead in the first half, taking advantage of the Cougars’ late overtime game the night before. Once the Cougars got their legs and started chipping away at the lead, the Bulldogs had an answer, leaving no doubt about the NCAA tournament by earning the conference’s automatic bid. Gary Bell Jr. had 14 points and David Stockton dished out seven assists to send the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament for the 16th straight year. “We came in with the mindset and us controlling being in the tournament,” Stockton said. “We didn’t try to think about that, just winning the next game.” BYU (23-11) rallied after a dismal first half, pulling within eight with 3 minutes left. The Cougars couldn’t finish off the comeback and now have a long five-day wait until Selection Sunday. Tyler Haws had 24 points and Kyle Collinsworth added 13 before leaving with a right leg injury in the second half. “They really went after us at the start,” coach Dave Rose said. “But our guys battled. We battled the whole game, got it to single digits, but couldn’t get over the hump.” Gonzaga and BYU split two meetings during the regular season. The Zags won the first one by 15 after hitting 10 of 22 3pointers in Spokane. The Cougars were much better guarding the perimeter in Provo, limiting the Bulldogs to 4 of 18 shooting from 3point range. Playing in its 17th straight WCC final, Gonzaga dominated early in the rubber match with a nearly perfect first half. Offensively, the Bulldogs built a quick nine-point lead and kept pouring it on behind Dower, who had 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting in the first half. Gonzaga was just as good defensively, contesting shots inside and getting out to BYU’s shooters on the perimeter. The Cougars struggled against the Bulldogs’ pressure, missing 11 of their first 15 shots on their way to a 9-for-27 half. Gonzaga led by as much as 21 in the first half and was up 44-27 at the break. “From a coaching standpoint, that’s how you want your guys this time of year,” Few said. “It’s the biggest stage thus far and we were in

attack mode, we were playing great defense.” The Cougars have to to wait to see if the selection committee believes their resume is good enough for an NCAA tournament bid. “I think we should find ourselves in that tournament,” said Haws, who made all 11 of his free throws after hitting all 14 in the semifinals against San Francisco. “This has been a challenging season, but I feel like our guys have come together and done enough to get in.” Milwaukee 69, Wright State 63: Senior forward Kyle Kelm had a doubledouble and Milwaukee’s front line dominated, and the Panthers led the whole way during a victory over Wright State on Tuesday night for the Horizon League tournament title. Milwaukee (21-13) is back in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006, when the Panthers knocked off Oklahoma in the first round before losing to Florida. They’re 3-3 all-time in the tournament. Kelm had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Jordan Aaron scored 18 points as Milwaukee went 9 of 18 from beyond the arc against the league’s top defense and had a 35-28 edge in rebounds. Wright State (20-14) has a season-high six-game winning streak snapped. The Raiders were trying to get back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007. North Dakota State 60, IPFW 57: Taylor Braun made a key layup while being fouled with 12 seconds left and added the free throw to lead North Dakota State to a win over Indiana-PurdueFort Wayne for the Summit League title on Tuesday and the Bison’s second trip to the NCAA tournament. North Dakota State (25-6) last earned a berth to the NCAA tournament in 2009 during its first year of Division I postseason eligibility, but lost in the opening round to Kansas 84-74. TrayVonn Wright led the Bison with 19 points on a mixture of dunks, layups and jumpers, and Braun added 15 points. Pierre Bland, Luis Jacobo and Michael Kibiloski each scored nine points for IPFW (24-10) in its first Summit League title game. Mount St. Mary’s 88, Robert Morris 71: Rashad Whack scored 20 points and four of his teammates finished in double figures and Mount St. Mary’s clinched an NCAA tournament berth with a victory against Robert Morris in the Northeast Conference title game Tuesday night. The fourth-seeded Mountaineers (16-16) built a 20-point first-half lead and never looked back, shooting 60.4 percent from the field to win their fourth conference title in school history and first since 2008. Julian Norfleet scored 17; Taylor Danaher and Sam Prescott scored 15, and Will Miller added 11 for the Mountaineers, whose four NEC championship game victories all came on the road. Robert Morris (21-13) never led and never pulled closer than 10 points of Mount St. Mary’s in the second half. Robert Morris won both games between the teams during the regular season.

FIU senior hits milestone THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Florida International senior Jerica Coley did not initially understand how rare it is for a women’s college basketball player to reach the 3,000-point mark. When it was explained to her, she was blown away. Coley is the 10th player in NCAA Division I history to eclipse the 3,000-point barrier, doing so with a 20-point showing Tuesday in FIU’s 85-65 win over Rice in the first round of the Conference USA tournament at El Paso, Texas. She’s at 3,012 points for her career, and will get at least one more chance to keeping adding to the total when the Panthers (13-17)

play East Carolina on Wednesday in the tournament’s second round. “One of my teammates was telling me that I was the 10th to get to that number, so it seems like a pretty big deal if in all the years only 10 people have gotten it so far,” Coley said Tuesday night in a telephone interview. “I’m sure I’ll think about it more a little later, but just that fact was pretty shocking.” Coley entered Tuesday eight points shy of the milestone, and got there on a layup that put FIU ahead 4434 with 18:03 remaining. She’s averaging 29.2 points per game, putting her on pace to lead the nation in scoring for the second straight season.


Wednesday, March 12,2014 • The World • B3

Sports USC goes up-tempo

NASCAR changes rules for qualifying CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Moving swiftly to address driver safety concerns, NASCAR on Tuesday banned cool-down laps and will start allowing teams to hook up cooling units to their engines on pit road — the first major changes to the popular new knockout qualifying format unveiled this season. The decisions were made during a conference call with crew chiefs. Several people who participated told The Associated Press that NASCAR initially said teams could use external fans on pit road to cool the engines. But after nearly unanimous objection, NASCAR relented on the use of cooling units. NASCAR this season moved to the knockout format that has been widely praised as more entertaining. Drivers, however, were barred from cooling their engines on pit road because using the cooling units would mean opening the hood — and once hoods are open, NASCAR inspectors would have too difficult a time policing the pits to make sure adjustments were not being made. The result? Drivers the last two weeks were slowing their cars to a crawl and circling the track at slow speeds at the same time other drivers were speeding past during their qualifying attempts — sometimes 150 mph faster. Brian Vickers called it “the most dangerous thing I’ve ever done in racing” following last week’s qualifying

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Brad Keselowski drives during qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR race in Las Vegas. session at Las Vegas. Crew chiefs argued during the call that teams already own cooling units and forcing them to purchase external fans was an unnecessary cost. NASCAR officials claimed engine builders preferred the use of the fans, but that theory was widely rejected on the call so NASCAR permitted the use of the cooling units as long as they are hooked up through a flap on either side of the car. Teams can still not lift the hood of the car. Two crew members will now be permitted to service the cars, but they must be wearing helmets when cars are on the track. “The qualifying is new to all of us and as we have said over the past several weeks, we are looking at it from all aspects,” said Robin Pemberton, vice president of competition and racing development. “Following discussions, both internally and with others in the garage area, we moved quickly to make a few revisions that will be effective starting with our two national series events at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.”

The changes are in response to two weeks of driver complaints about the dangers of slow cars driving on the apron. There was even more concern this week as NASCAR heads this weekend to Bristol, where there is a decided lack of space on the 0.533-mile bullring. “It’s going to be a tough one. I think the cooling will be obviously a little bit better this week just from the fact that it’s 15 second laps, the engine temps won’t get quite as high,” Paul Wolfe, crew chief for Brad Keselowski, said earlier Tuesday. “But yeah, trying to go out and cool down at Bristol, that could be a potential issue. There’s really no room to get out of the way, unless you’re just running around on the flat part there on the apron.” NASCAR did not make a decision Tuesday on a second complaint — the practice of having cars back out of their spots on pit road at the start of each qualifying round. Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson called it “sketchy” and said “we’re going to start crashing cars just backing out, because you’ve got guys at various angles trying to back out.”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Sarkisian said his first day of spring practice as Southern California’s new coach “felt different.” It certainly looked different, with the Trojans running 120 plays in less than two hours Tuesday as the former USC assistant began installing his up-tempo spread offense. “We got a great deal of work done,” Sarkisian said. “It didn’t feel like — to me — a first practice, and that’s a credit to our coaches and to our players for their ability to respond. That being said, there is plenty of room for improvement.” Sarkisian’s new approach represents a significant stylistic change for USC, a program long known for coach John McKay’s Student Body Right plays and for producing NFL quarterbacks. But after four chaotic seasons under former coach Lane Kiffin, the timing seems right for a change. “Last year, it was more run a play, everyone kind of talk about it, figure it out,” quarterback Cody Kessler said. “This was just, ‘Go.”’ Kiffin’s time at USC was stop-and-go, ultimately ending five games into last season as he was fired hours after a 62-41 loss at Arizona State. Replaced by beloved defensive assistant Ed Orgeron, USC responded by winning six of its final eight games in the regular season,

including a memorable upset of eventual Pac-12 champion Stanford. Orgeron left USC following Sarkisian’s hiring on Dec. 3, with offensive coordinator Clay Helton in charge for the Las Vegas Bowl romp over Fresno State. The task for Sarkisian is to build on those results while navigating the final year of scholarship reduct i o n s i m p o s e d by t h e NCAA resulting from the Reggie Bush case. USC enters camp with 56 players on scholarship, though the actual number available in the spring is significantly smaller because of injuries. Star defensive tackle Leonard Williams will not participate this spring as he recovers from shoulder surgery, and defensive back Josh Shaw is dealing with a stress fracture in his foot, Sarkisian said. The main focus for Sarkisian is transitioning to a new approach on offense. He put his team through long stretches of frantically paced action during practice, interrupted by three teaching periods. “We don’t have time to critique our players in between plays because of the tempo we are operating at, and that’s designed that way,” Sarkisian said. “It is a way that grabs players’ attention and that they respond to really well.”

Oct. 11 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 19 — GEICO 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 26 — Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 2 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 9 — Quicken Loans 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 16 — Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race

International League. Optioned OF Juan Duran, LHP Ismael Guillon and OF Yorman Rodriguez to Pensacola of the Southern League. Reassigned to minor league camp RHP Tim Crabbe, RHP Michael Lorenzen, IF Reynaldo Navarro, C Rossmel Perez, C Max Ramirez and RHP Robert Stephenson. Released INF Henry Rodriguez. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Optioned RHP Matt Magill to Albuquerque (PCL). Reassigned C JC Boscan, RHPs Carlos Frias and Red Patterson and INFs Brendan Harris and Clint Robinson to minor league camp. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Assigned OFs Kentrail Davis and Mitch Haniger, INFs Hector Gomez and Taylor Green and RHP David Goforth to minor league camp. Optioned 1B Hunter Morris, 1B/OF Jason Rogers and RHPs Jimmy Nelson and Ariel Pena to Nashville (PCL) and RHPs Brooks Hall and Kevin Shackelford to Huntsville (SL). Released RHP Michael Olmstead. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Optioned LHP Juan Pablo Oramas to El Paso (PCL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Suspended Phoenix Suns F P.J. Tucker for one-game without pay for elbowing Los Angeles Clippers F Blake Griffin. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with TE Jake Ballard and PK Jay Feely on one-year contracts and DE Frostee Rucker on a two-year contract. Released G Daryn Colledge. ATLANTA FALCONS — Agreed to terms with DT Jonathan Babineaux on a three-year contract. Agreed to terms with OL Joe Hawley on a twoyear contract extension and G Jon Asamoah, DE Tyson Jackson and DT Paul Soliai. Released S Thomas DeCoud. BUFFALO BILLS — Re-signed TE Mike Caussin and PK Dan Carpenter. Released QB Kevin Kolb. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Re-signed WR Brandon Tate. Terminated the contract of C Kyle Cook. CHICAGO BEARS — Agreed to terms with DE Lamarr Houston on a five-year contract; S Ryan Mundy on a two-year contract; and LB D.J. Williams and LB Jordan Senn on one-year contracts. Terminated the contract of DE Julius Peppers. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released DE DeMarcus Ware. DENVER BRONCOS — Agreed to terms with WR Andre Caldwell on a two-year contract and S T.J. Ward. HOUSTON TEXANS — Released TE Owen Daniels and CB Brice McCain. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Re-signed PK Adam Vinatieri. Agreed to terms with DE Arthur Jones. Re-signed CB Vontae Davis and RB Ahmad Bradshaw. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Released RB Justin Forsett. Agreed to terms with G Zane Beadles. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Re-signed LB Larry Dean. Agreed to terms with QB Matt Cassel on a two-year contract and DE Everson Griffen. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Agreed to term S Jairus Byrd on a six-year contract. NEW YORK JETS — Re-signed K Nick Folk to a multiyear contract. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Agreed to terms with OL Rodger Saffold on a five-year contract, Resigned RB Darren McFadden to a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Agreed to terms with P Donnie Jones and S Malcolm Jenkins on three-year contracts. Released S Patrick Chung. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Released LB LaMarr Woodley. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Agreed to terms with RB Donald Brown on a three-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Released CB Carlos Rogers. Acquired QB Blaine Gabbert from Jacksonville Jaguars for a 2014 sixth-round draft pick this year and a conditional 2015 pick. Agreed to terms with K Phil Dawson on a twoyear contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed TE Anthony McCray to a one-year contract. TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with KR/RB Leon Washington on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Re-signed WR Santana Moss to a one-year contract and LB Perry Riley. Agreed to terms with G Shawn Lauvao. HOCKEY National Hockey League NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Agreed to terms with D Kevin Czuczman on a two-year, entry-level contract. COLLEGE BOWLING GREEN — Named Mike Mickens cornerbacks coach and Andrew Sowder director of player personnel. Announced it will not renew the contract of men’s basketball coach Louis Orr. CALIFORNIA — Named Fred Tate defensive line coach. Announced Garret Chachere will be the linebackers coach. Reassigned Andy Buh to the athletic department. CHATTANOOGA — Named Chris Malone offensive line coach. TENNESSEE STATE—Fired Travis Williams, men’s basketball coach. UNC WILMINGTON — Fired men’s basketball coach Buzz Peterson. Named Eddie Biedenbach men’s basketball coach. VANDERBILT — Named Frank Maile defensive line coach.

Scoreboard On The Air Today Men’s College Basketball — ACC Tournament first round, Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame, 10 a.m., Miami vs. Virginia Tech, 12:30 p.m., and Georgia Tech vs. Boston College, 4 p.m., ESPN2; Big East Tournament first round, Seton Hall vs. Butler, 4 p.m. and Georgetown vs. DePaul, 6:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1. NBA Basketball — Brooklyn at Miami, 4 p.m., ESPN; Portland at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m., ESPN and KHSN (1230 AM). Thursday, March 13 Men’s College Basketball — ACC Tournament second round, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., ESPN; Big East Tournament quarterfinals, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1; Big 12 quarterfinals, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., ESPN2; Atlantic Ten Tournament first round, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network; Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal, 8:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1. NBA Basketball — Houston at Chicago, 4 p.m., TNT; Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m., TNT. Friday, March 14 Men’s College Basketball — ACC Tournament quarterfinals, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., ESPN; Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., ESPN2; Atlantic Ten Tournament quarterfinals, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., NBC Sports Network; AAC Tournament semifinals, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., ESPN2; Big East Tournament semifinals, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1; Pac-12 Tournament semifinals, 8:30 p.m., Fox Spots 1.

Local Schedule Today College Softball — Northwest University at SWOCC (2), noon. Thursday, March 13 No local events scheduled. Friday, March 14 No local events scheduled.

High School Playoffs BASKETBALL OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires

Class 4A Girls State Tournament At Corvallis Quarterfinals Today Sutherlin vs. Brookings-Harbor, 1:30 p.m. Henley vs. Seaside, 3:15 p.m. Philomath vs. Mazama, 6:30 p.m. La Grande vs. La Salle Prep, 8:15 p.m.

Class 5A Girls State Tournament At Eugene Quarterfinals Today Willamette vs. Wilson, 1:30 p.m. Bend vs. Lebanon, 3:15 p.m. Hermiston vs. Sherwood, 6:30 p.m. West Albany vs. Corvallis, 8:15 p.m.

Class 5A Boys State Tournament At Eugene Quarterfinals Thursday Jefferson vs. Wilsonville, 1:30 p.m. West Albany vs. Eagle Point, 3:15 p.m. Madison vs. Sherwood, 6:30 p.m. Bend vs. Churchill, 8:15 p.m.

College Basketball Men’s NCAA Automatic Bids

Class 6A Girls State Tournament At Portland Quarterfinals Today South Medford vs. South Salem, 1:30 p.m. Beaverton vs. Clackamas, 3:15 p.m. St. Mary’s vs. Westview, 6:30 p.m. Tigard vs. Oregon City, 8:15 p.m.

Class 6A Boys

Coastal Carolina, Big South Conference Delaware, Colonial Athletic Association Eastern Kentucky, Ohio Valley Conference Gonzaga, West Coast Conference Harvard, Ivy League Manhattan, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Mercer, Atlantic Sun Conference Milwaukee, Horizon League Mount St. Mary’s, Northeast Conference North Dakota State, Summit League Wichita State, Missouri Valley Conference Wofford, Southern Conference

Women’s NCAA Automatic Bids

Second Round State Tournament At Portland Quarterfinals Thursday West Linn vs. Central Catholic, 1:30 p.m. Jesuit vs. South Medford, 3:15 p.m. South Salem vs. Sunset, 6:30 p.m. Sheldon vs. Clackamas, 8:15 p.m.

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Grizzlies 109, Blazers 99

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— 3 11 ⁄2 14 201⁄2 GB — 12 1 15 ⁄2 1 17 ⁄2 27 GB — 12 22 23 34 1

PORTLAND (99): Batum 5-13 2-4 15, Aldridge 8-23 3-4 19, Lopez 2-2 2-4 6, Lillard 8-21 12-13 32, Matthews 1-7 3-4 5, Williams 2-5 0-0 4, Leonard 4-6 0-0 8, McCollum 0-2 0-0 0, Robinson 4-6 00 8, Claver 1-1 0-0 2, Barton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 3586 22-29 99. MEMPHIS (109): Prince 4-6 1-1 9, Randolph 819 2-3 18, Gasol 8-14 3-5 19, Conley 7-14 1-1 17, Lee 7-12 1-1 16, Koufos 1-2 0-0 2, Calathes 3-4 0-0 7, Allen 3-3 0-0 7, Miller 6-10 1-2 14, Leuer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 47-84 9-13 109. Portland 23 24 22 30 — 99 Memphis 22 32 24 31 — 109 3-Point Goals—Portland 7-17 (Lillard 4-8, Batum 3-5, McCollum 0-1, Williams 0-1, Matthews 0-2), Memphis 6-12 (Conley 2-3, Allen 1-1, Calathes 1-1, Miller 1-2, Lee 1-4, Gasol 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Portland 49 (Aldridge 10), Memphis 50 (Randolph 12). Assists—Portland 18 (Lillard 7), Memphis 27 (Calathes 9). Total Fouls—Portland 21, Memphis 18. Technicals—Memphis delay of game. A— 17,391 (18,119).

State Tournament At Corvallis Quarterfinals Thursday Philomath vs. North Valley, 1:30 p.m. Henley vs. La Grande, 3:15 p.m. Seaside vs. Tillamook, 6:30 p.m. Cottage Grove vs. La Salle Prep, 8:15 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W

Toronto 35 27 .565 32 30 .516 Brooklyn 25 40 .385 New York Boston 22 42 .344 15 48 .238 Philadelphia Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami 44 17 .721 Washington 33 30 .524 Charlotte 30 34 .469 Atlanta 27 35 .435 Orlando 19 46 .292 Central Division W L Pct 47 17 .734 x-Indiana Chicago 35 29 .547 25 39 .391 Detroit Cleveland 24 40 .375 Milwaukee 13 51 .203 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct 47 16 .746 San Antonio Houston 44 20 .688 37 26 .587 Memphis Dallas 38 27 .585 New Orleans 26 37 .413 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 47 17 .734 Portland 42 22 .656 Minnesota 32 31 .508 27 36 .429 Denver 22 42 .344 Utah Pacific Division W L Pct 45 20 .692 L.A. Clippers Golden State 41 24 .631 Phoenix 36 27 .571 L.A. Lakers 22 42 .344 22 42 .344 Sacramento x-clinched playoff spot Tuesday’s Games Indiana 94, Boston 83 Detroit 99, Sacramento 89 San Antonio 104, Chicago 96 Minnesota 112, Milwaukee 101 Oklahoma City 106, Houston 98 Memphis 109, Portland 99 Golden State 108, Dallas 85 Today’s Games Denver at Orlando, 4 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 4 p.m. Brooklyn at Miami, 4 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 4 p.m. New York at Boston, 4:30 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 6 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Houston at Chicago, 4 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 64 42 17 5 89 204 143 Toronto 67 35 24 8 78 198 205 66 35 24 7 77 166 166 Montreal Tampa Bay 65 34 24 7 75 186 171 65 29 23 13 71 172 183 Detroit 65 28 25 12 68 185 213 Ottawa 65 24 34 7 55 157 209 Florida Buffalo 65 19 38 8 46 129 192 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 65 44 17 4 92 206 159 N.Y. Rangers 66 35 27 4 74 172 165 Columbus 65 34 26 5 73 190 179 Philadelphia 65 33 25 7 73 184 190 New Jersey 66 29 24 13 71 163 168 Washington 67 30 27 10 70 193 202 Carolina 65 28 28 9 65 163 185 N.Y. Islanders 67 25 33 9 59 188 228 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 65 44 14 7 95 213 148 65 38 13 14 90 223 172 Chicago Colorado 65 42 18 5 89 199 172 Minnesota 65 34 22 9 77 161 161 Dallas 65 32 23 10 74 188 181 66 30 28 8 68 182 192 Winnipeg Nashville 66 28 28 10 66 160 195 Pacific GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 65 43 15 7 93 208 160 San Jose 66 42 17 7 91 205 159 Los Angeles 66 38 22 6 82 162 139 Phoenix 66 31 24 11 73 184 189 Vancouver 67 29 28 10 68 157 181 Calgary 65 25 33 7 57 152 194 Edmonton 66 23 35 8 54 166 215 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Edmonton 4, Minnesota 3, SO Nashville 4, Buffalo 1 New Jersey 2, Philadelphia 1 Carolina 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Columbus 4, Detroit 1 Phoenix 3, Florida 1 Pittsburgh 2, Washington 0 Dallas 3, St. Louis 2, OT San Jose 6, Toronto 2 Today’s Games Boston at Montreal, 4:30 p.m. Vancouver at Winnipeg, 4:30 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 6:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games Phoenix at Boston, 4 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 4 p.m. San Jose at Columbus, 4 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m. Edmonton at St. Louis, 5 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Toronto at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.

San Francisco 8, Cincinnati 5 Seattle 10, L.A. Angels 6 San Diego 6, Oakland 5 Colorado 13, Chicago Cubs 0 Cleveland 7, Arizona 1 Today’s Games Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Washington (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Washington (ss) vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Tampa Bay vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 10:05 a.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 10:10 a.m. Chicago White Sox vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 1:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at Tempe, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. Arizona vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 7:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 7:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Baltimore vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss) at Tampa, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Houston vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Miami vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 10:05 a.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 10:05 a.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Boston vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Atlanta vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 1:10 p.m. San Francisco vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 6:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 7:05 p.m.

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Spring Training AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland Baltimore Seattle Tampa Bay New York Oakland Detroit Chicago Kansas City Minnesota Toronto Houston Los Angeles Boston Texas NATIONAL LEAGUE

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W L Pct Miami 8 3 .727 Washington 8 4 .667 8 5 .615 San Francisco 5 .583 7 Pittsburgh Arizona 7 7 .500 Colorado 7 7 .500 .462 7 6 Chicago Los Angeles 5 6 .455 New York 5 6 .455 San Diego 5 6 .455 6 8 .429 Milwaukee 9 .308 4 Atlanta Cincinnati 4 11 .267 St. Louis 2 7 .222 Philadelphia 2 10 .167 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Tuesday’s Games Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 1 Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 1 Boston (ss) 6, Baltimore 5 Toronto 3, Detroit 2, 10 innings Washington 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Miami 5, Boston (ss) 4 N.Y. Mets 9, St. Louis 8 L.A. Dodgers 7, Kansas City 5 Chicago White Sox 7, Texas 6

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Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with RHPs Brad Brach, Kevin Gausman, Miguel Gonzalez, Steve Johnson, Josh Stinson and Chris Tillman; LHPs Mike Belfiore, Tim Berry, Zach Britton and TJ McFarland; Cs Steve Clevenger, Johnny Monell and Michael Ohlman; INFs Michael Alamanzar, Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop and Jemile Weeks; and OFs David Lough and Henry Urrutia on one-year contracts. Renewed the contract of 3B Manny Machado. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Traded RHP Zach Stewart to Atlanta for cash. SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned LHP Bobby LaFramboise, RHP Logan Bawcom, C Jesus Sucre and INFs Ji-man Choi and Carlos Triunfel to Tacoma (PCL). Reassigned RHPs Logan Kensing and Matt Palmer, LHP Nick Hill, C Mike Dowd and INFs Ty Kelly and Nate Tenbrink to minor league camp. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Assigned LHP Santos Rodriguez outright to Reno (PCL). Agreed to terms with LHP Oliver Perez on a two-year contract. CINCINNATI REDS — Optioned RHP Carlos Contreras, RHP Daniel Corcino, LHP David Holmberg, OF Ryan LaMarre, OF Donald Lutz and RHP Chad Rogers to Louisville of the


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Sports NFL From Page B1 safeties and offensive linemen were popular commodities. 1 About 5 ⁄2 hours after free agency began, one of the top players available, three-time Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd, agreed to terms with the Saints, part of a merry-goround of moves at his position. Other safeties swapping clubs: Michael Jenkins, from Saints to Eagles; Donte Whitner from 49ers to Browns; Antoine Bethea from Colts to 49ers; T.J. Ward from Browns to Broncos; Mike Mitchell from Panthers to Steelers; Ryan Mundy from Giants to Bears. In addition to jettisoning Peppers and adding Houston and Mundy, Chicago agreed to one-year deals with linebackers Jordan Senn and D.J. Williams. Two of the most soughtafter cornerbacks also were on the move. Alterraun Verner, who had five interceptions for Tennessee last season, agreed to a four-year contract with Tampa Bay and Aqib Talib left New England for a six-year deal with Denver. Verner, 25, could wind up being a replacement for Darrelle Revis, who might be traded or cut to create more salary-cap room for the Buccaneers. Deals for offensive linemen were highlighted by Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert’s five-year contract with the Dolphins. Albert left Kansas City to take over the position played at the start of last season by Jonathan Martin, whose exit from Miami in October led to an NFL inquiry into bullying on the team. Late Tuesday, Martin was

TOY From Page B1 “It’s always nice to have different coaches opinions or styles of doing things,” Osborne said. “She helped with my blocking and throw downs, and just becoming a team leader she supports me which is a big thing.” Toy knows she’ll be nerv-

traded by the Dolphins to the 49ers. Left tackle Jared Veldheer and the Cardinals agreed to a five-year contract worth up to $35 million. Veldheer left the Raiders, who replaced him by giving former Rams lineman Rodger Saffold a five-year deal. Another left tackle, Eugene Monroe, agreed to a five-year contract to stay with the Ravens. Former Jets right tackle Austin Howard agreed to a five-year, $30 million contract, with $15 million guaranteed after starting every game the last two seasons in New York. Guards switching teams: Zane Beadles was joining the Jaguars from the Broncos, pending a physical; the Falcons agreed to terms with Jon Asamoah, who left the Chiefs; the Redskins struck a deal with Shawn Lauvao, who left the Browns. The Redskins also agreed to terms with Cardinals receiver Andre Roberts and special teams standout Adam Hayward and scheduled a visit with cornerback Corey Graham. The Jaguars also were busy, including a trade that sent quarterback Blaine Gabbert to the 49ers for a sixth-round draft pick, an agreement with former Vikings running back Toby Gerhart, and re-signing cornerback Will Blackmon to a two-year deal. Kick returner and receiver Dexter McCluster went to the T itans from the Chiefs; defensive end Arthur Jones joined the Colts from the Ravens; defensive end Tyson Jackson and defensive tackle Paul Soliai joined the Falcons; and defensive tackle Earl Mitchell left the Texans for the Dolphins. Amid it all, the Ware and Peppers departures might have been the most signifi-

cant developments. The 31-year-old Ware, who went to seven Pro Bowls while in Dallas, was set to count $16 million against the salary cap. By releasing him now, the Cowboys, who were right up against the cap, saved more than $7 million. Ware had a career-low six sacks last season, his ninth in Dallas. He missed time with a thigh injury, then had offseason elbow surgery. Others released included Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb (who failed a physical), Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud, Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley, 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers, Eagles safety Patrick Chung, and Bengals center Kyle Cook. Among players staying put: ■ RB Darren McFadden was given a $4 million, oneyear contract by the Raiders. ■ KR-WR Brandon Tate re-signed with the Bengals. ■ PK Adam Vinatieri, the 41-year-old with four Super Bowl rings, agreed to a twoyear contract with the Colts. Other PKs getting new contracts: Nick Folk (Jets), Phil Dawson (49ers), Dan Carpenter (Bills). ■ CB Vontae Davis resigned with the Colts. ■ RB Joique Bell is now signed with the Lions for $9.3 million over three years, with $4.3 million guaranteed. ■ LB Perry Riley and WR Santana Moss re-signed with the Redskins. ■ DT Jonathan Babineaux got a three-year contract from the Falcons. ■ TE Anthony McCoy got a one-year deal from the Super Bowl champion Seahawks after he missed all of last season with a torn Achilles tendon. ■ WR Andre Caldwell got a two-year contract from the Broncos.

ous until the first games get underway, but she already has her hands full between the lines. She has to replace graduated seniors Chelsea Pettitt, a third basemen now at the College of the Redwoods; second basemen Alicia Hatzel; and pitcher Breanna Johnson, who is now playing at Northwest Çhrisitan University. Ironically enough,

Toy is planning on replacing Johnson with her sister, freshman lefty Mackenzie. Now that it’s softball season, those decisions should be a lot easier for Toy. “Once we got outside — no pun intended — but I could breathe. It’s definitely softballl season. It makes me wish I could still play,” Toy said. “I could see myself spending my career here.“

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Former Miami offensive lineman Jonathan Martin will try to get a fresh start playing in San Francisco under his college coach, Jim Harbaugh.

Dolphins send Martin to 49ers Offensive tackle gets chance to play for former coach ■

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jonathan Martin has had Jim Harbaugh’s support all along, from his early college days at Stanford to the offensive tackle’s tumultuous year in which he accused a Dolphins teammate of bullying, and even in a formal NFL investigation into the situation in Miami. Now, Harbaugh is giving Martin a football fresh start, in a safe environment around former Stanford coaches who consider him a friend. Martin was traded from Miami to the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday night to play once more for Harbaugh, who publicly expressed his support of Martin last year and called him a “personal friend.” “The goal for this transaction is a win-win,” Harbaugh said in a phone with The interview Associated Press today. “It’s a great opportunity for Jon to demonstrate to the football world that he’s a football player and worthy of his high draft status. It’s a great opportunity for our organization to add a second-round pick into our organization.”

The Dolphins announced the move late on the first day of NFL free agency. San Francisco then confirmed the trade, saying only that it would send an undisclosed draft choice to Miami and that Martin still must pass a physical to complete the deal. “Big news.... Beyond Blessed ... Opportunities are few in the NFL... Can’t wait to get to work #9erEmpire,” Martin posted on Twitter. The 24-year-old Martin’s move should be a simple one considering he’s already in town — back on the Stanford campus taking classes. Harbaugh spoke with Martin on Tuesday night after the trade and expected Martin to arrive at team headquarters for a physical today or Thursday. “Because of my relationship recruiting Jonathan, and coached Jonathan for three years at Stanford, I’m confident he will be committed to the mission and the organization, and very excited about it,” Harbaugh said. “I believe everybody deserves an Etch-A-Sketch opportunity and an opportunity to start a new chapter.” An investigation for the NFL determined last month that Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and two other offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of

Martin, another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer. “As far as that situation, there’s only one thing I can intelligently comment on and that’s knowing Jonathan Martin,” Harbaugh said in November. “I know him to be a fine person and his family. ... (He) epitomizes the studentathlete model and a personal friend. I support Jonathan.” The trade capped a busy first day for the 49ers, who lost to the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks in the NFC championship game. Martin left the Dolphins in late October, underwent counseling for emotional issues and alleged he was harassed by teammates. Incognito was then suspended for the final eight games. “We feel that this move is in the best interests of all parties involved,” Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said. “We wish Jonathan well.” After a report on the investigation was released last month, the Dolphins fired offensive line coach Jim Turner and longtime trainer Kevin O’Neill. Incognito and guard John Jerry, who was also implicated in the report, became free agents Tuesday and aren’t expected to play for the Dolphins again.

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FOR RENT: Office/Retail space approx. 1400 sf. High traffic area at 1544 Newmark $500 Mo. Lease required. For more details call 541-297-2348

612 Townhouse/Condo

901 ATVs 5 DAYS CLASSIFIED PUBLISHING IS BACK!! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

701 Furniture

6 lines - 5 days $15.00

Calf. king Tempur-pedic complete bed set including, 2 small end talbes, and 1 large dresser $1000. OBO 541-808-3618.

(includes photo) 6 lines - 10 days $20.00

OAK DINING ROOM TABLE & 4 chairs. 3’x6’. Inlaid with white tiles in the center. $150. 541-332-0229.

(includes photo & boxing) 6 lines - 15 days $25.00

Recreation/ Sports 725 726 Biking

Two Yakima Lockjaw bike racks, attach to any roof rack. $65 each or $110 for both. 541-297-8102 obo

Market Place 750 Coos Bay Estate Sale Saturday & Sunday 9 to 4 813 Sanford Very nice all glass dinning table w/ 8 chairs. 8 ft. buffet/credenza, 60’s round plastic dinette/ 4 chairs, oak draw leaf table/ 4 chairs, sofa, Loveseat, leather chairs, occ. chairs, coffee & end tables, newer tempur-pedic adj. queen bed w/ headboard, queen bed with metal headboard, dressers, nortictrak, household & kitchenwares, computer station, 2 desks, clothes, yard & garden tools, rocks, new shop vac. CASH ONLY!!

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Mini Chief Smoker, w/manual. $35. 888-3648 $35.00

754 Garage Sales

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Antique 3 leave Adriano Cherry dinning table. Opens to 7 ft. W/ 4 Chairs. $1000. 541-759-3486

Preferred Education/Experience — BS in Accounting or Finance, CPA/MBA highly desirable. Proven track record in a senior financial-management role. Health care related industry experience required.

an advertising proof is requested in writing and clearly marked for corrections. If the error is not corrected by the Publisher, its liability, if any, shall not exceed the space occupied by the error. Further, the Publisher will reschedule and run the omitted advertisement at advertiser’s cost. All claims for adjustment must be made within seven (7) days of date of publication. In no case shall the Publisher be liable for any general, special or consequential damages.

In the Matter of the Estate of BRUCE NORMAN ASHTON, Deceased No. 14CV0739PB NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JEFFREY ALLAN ASHTON filed a Petition for Probate of Testate Estate and Appointment of Personal Representative in the estate of BRUCE NORMAN ASHTON. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to the undersigned, STEPHEN H. MILLER, PO BOX 5, REEDSPORT, OR 97467, within four months of the date of first publication of this notice, or the claims may be barred.

/s/ Stephen H. Miller Stephen H. Miller, OSB #691189 shmiller@reedsportlaw.com PUBLISHED: The World - March 12, 19 and 26, 2014 (ID-20248496)

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Folding Crab Trap, 50’ 1/2” rope, bouy, & bait hook. $26. 541-888-3648 $26.00

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT

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Contact or send resume to: Susan Molzahn/HR Coordinator 1900 Woodland Drive, Coos Bay, OR 97420 Ph: 541-267-5151 x1474 Fax: 541-267-0500 Email: susan.molzahn@nbmconline.com

1995 Gulfstream Sunsport 454 Chevy excellent mechanical,interior & exterior condition. Queen bed. New batteries. Factory installed generator & air conditioning. 541-266-9134 $7,500.00

All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may obtain additional information from the records of the court, or the attorney, STEPHEN H. MILLER. Date of first publication: 12th day of March, 2014.

Wooded setting, fireplace, decks, view of bay and bridge. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Tamarac 541-759-4380

510 Wanted

2003 34’ Dolphin LX. w/ 2 lg. Slides. 8.1V8-Allison 5 speed, Auto, Hydrolic Levelers. 5.5 kw-gen, 22.5 New Tires. 27 & 20 in. TV $39,999. 541-269-9727

Legals 100

Real Estate 500

North Bend Medical Center, a 50 physician medical group located in Coos Bay, OR is looking for a leader to direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance and Accounting functions of the organization. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the company in accordance with accepted accounting principles, providing strategic financial input and leadership, enhancing and/or developing, implementing and enforcing policies by way of systems that will improve the overall operation, effectiveness, and financial condition of the organization. The CFO will oversee processes for financial forecasting and budgets while working closely with physicians and CEO to provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities. In this role, the CFO will work closely with the CEO on day-to-day operational, strategic and financial issues and serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Competitive wage and benefit package.

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PICC-A-DILLY Flea Market: Fairgrounds, Eugene. THIS SUNDAY, March 16, 10 - 4. 541-683-5589.

ESTATE AUCTION

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HOUSE KEEPER Excellent References 541-269-7659

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4x4. Sports package, tinted windows, power everything. 178,000 miles. $3950. OBO.

March 15, 2014 10am Preview March 14, 9-6pm 93610 W. Howard Coos Bay, OR

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HOME DELIVERY SERVICE: For Customer Service call 541-269-1222 Ext. 247 Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

911 RV/Motor Homes 1995 Gulfstream Sunsport 454 Chevy excellent mechanical,interior & exterior condition. Queen bed. New batter$15.00 ies. Factory installed generator & air conditioning. 541-266-9134 $7,500.00

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754 Garage Sales Estate Sale- 2 combined estates, you $35.00 do not want to miss this one!! Tools, $15.00 fishing and boat supplies, furniture, antiques, vintage, craft supplies, men $45.00 and women’s clothing, collectables, $20.00 washer and dryer, jacuzzi, gardening supplies, household items, $55.00 jewelry, art, vintage photography equipment, electronic and a 33’ converted$59.95 fishing vessel. The list goes on. March 14, 15 and 16th. from 8-5 3735 Stanton, North Bend.1/2 price on Sunday.

Moving to East Coast. Lots to sell 3/14/14,3/21/14,3/28/14 Fri-Sat-Sun 7am till?? of each start date 1135 NE 4th St. Bandon

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 Refrain from taking unnecessary risks in the coming year. Be methodical and systematic in your efforts. Acting in haste could cause you to miss some important details. If you go slowly, you’ll be able to consider all factors as well as take advantage of opportunities that will lead to success. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Financial or career gains could be heading your way. Approach your boss for a raise or send out your resume. Discussing opportunities with someone you’ve previously worked with will pay off. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Consider reconnecting with an old friend and take advantage of any travel deals that turn up. Romance is on the rise. A positive personal change is apparent. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Look after your interests. Some information you receive will be inaccurate. To save costly delays, you should verify every piece of information before moving forward. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Change is in the air.You’d be wise to check out real estate opportunities. Find a property or location you are interested in and make some inquiries. Relocating now could prove beneficial professionally. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Keep your dealings with others to a minimum. Someone will consider your goals to be unrealistic. Don’t waste time trying to persuade others

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT Curry Health District (CHD) is currently requesting proposals from qualified firms to furnish an Environmental Site Assessment regarding construction of a new hospital in Gold Beach, Oregon under RFQ-03072014-ENVIRO. The deadline for submission is March 21, 2014 by 4 p.m. MST. The complete RFP can be found at www.curr yhealthnetwork.com/getpage.php?name=RFP-RFQ or you may request an electronic copy by phoning 541.247.3192. This announcement does not commit CHD to award a contract or pay any costs incurred in the preparation of proposals. CHD reserves the right to accept or reject, in whole or in part, all proposals submitted and/or to cancel the announcement. PUBLISHED: The World- March 12, 15 and 19, 2014 (ID-20248544)

to see things your way. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Put your creativity to good use. Channel your energy into a project that interests you. If you do something that you find stimulating, you will make new friends along the way. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your plans are gaining momentum. It’s important to keep up the pace if you want to avoid being sidetracked by someone trying to outmaneuver you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you keep an eye out, you will find an attractive deal. Muster up some courage and go after your dreams. You are likely to redeem some surprising benefits, as well as some recognition. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You will run into several pitfalls if you don’t take measures to ensure your success. Be happy with the results you achieve, however long it takes you to get them. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Let your adventurous side take over. Feel free to try something new, but don’t overestimate your abilities. If you let people with experience lead the way, you will reach your goal. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Some of your relationships may have grown stale or unfulfilling. Take a step forward, and look for new people, places and pastimes to stimulate your mind and get you back in the game. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It’s time to effect some necessary changes. Whether you have to make an adjustment to your financial, intellectual or physical situation, it’s a good day to take action.


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