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Commissioners vote for a pay raise BY EMILY THORNTON The World
COQUILLE — Coos County Commissioners voted Tuesday to give themselves and five other elected officials a 2.2 percent raise over the 2013-2014 year. The impact to the county’s budget would be about $12,700 over the next year and would be retroactive to July 1, 2013, if it’s approved by the budget committee in two weeks. It gives commission-
ers about $1,335 more per year and $111 per month. “I don’t think it’s about deserving it,” said Melissa Cribbins, Coos County Commissioner. “With inflation, we have to keep these things up or we’re looking at a 10 percent raise in a few more years.” “We’re the lowest paid full-time commissioners,” Cribbins said. Which they are — at $60,660 per year — compared to Linn County’s Commissioners at $83,208, which are the highest
Next meeting The budget committee will meet to vote on a 2.2 percent pay increase for county officials at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 in the Owen Building Large Conference Room, at 225 N. Adams St., Coquille.
paid. The next lowest paid commissioners are in Polk County, at $65,562. Douglas County Commissioners are the second-highest paid at $75,941.
Public comment was almost nonexistent with only a couple folks who said it wasn’t the right time, in light of the county’s budget shortfalls and country’s issues, for officials to give themselves a raise. The raise would bring commissioners up to $61,995 per year. The other county officials’ salary changes are: assessor, $55,272 to $56,488; clerk, $55,272 to $56,488; surveyor, $55,272 to $56,488; treasurer, $55,272 to $56,488; and sher-
iff, $60,528 to $61,860. Even with the increase, the Coos County sheriff still would make less than his subordinates, who make $68,844 annually. In addition, all county officials still would make less than their counterparts across the state. The commissioners will have a special session to discuss giving the sheriff a pay increase to comply with a law that says the position SEE RAISES | A10
American Bridge Closure
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Workers to get help from state BY STEVE LINDSLEY The World
By Lou Sennick, The World
The white clouds of a chemical fire extinguisher heads for the open flames of a training fire before being snuffed out Tuesday at Marshfield High School. Lt. Rick Cooper, right next to student, is helping to teach an introduction to fire protection class at the high school where the students not only learn for high school, but get college credit from Southwestern Oregon Community College. The flames were fueled by a propane tank and were reignited after each student had the chance to use the extinguisher.
Educational model change rattles teachers BY CHELSEA DAVIS The World
COOS BAY — Some local elementary teachers are resistant to a newer educational model that veers away from traditional classrooms. Madison Elementary second-grade teacher Michelle Newsum went to the Coos Bay school board Monday for the third time with concerns about the district-wide “Walk to Read” program. “All extra people, all support staff, help out at one grade level for a certain amount of time to lower the student-to-staff ratio,” said Chad Putman, coordinator of school improvement for the district. For example, all thirdgraders read or work on math together for 45 minutes. For the next 45 minutes, the grade splits into groups based on the
At the time, Millicoma school staff “readily accepted” Millicoma has clearly outpaced all of the the change, Putman said. They went to Sutherlin schools to other schools in our district observe the model in real time Chad Putnam and to ask questions of teachers District coordinator and staff. “This one is a bit of a sensitive issue because it kind of cuts to teacher practice,” he said.“It was specific skill they’re lacking. the door yet before I start scat- implemented at Millicoma but The “Walk to Read” and tering them around the school.” Madison chose not to go that “March to Math” educational Right now, the Walk to Read route and devise their own plan.” Last year, the district circled models have proven successful model is used with students in in school districts statewide grades 1-6 across the district. back to see how and if its and nationwide, in particular at When students are not in school schools had improved. “Millicoma has clearly outMillicoma Intermediate School, on Friday afternoons, teachers he said. can use the time to set up these paced all of the other schools in But Newsum said it’s not lessons and sort children into our district,” he said. “Considering that (Walk to Read is) a good for the children or the groups based on their need. teachers. The switch began when widely accepted model, and we “The children’s day used to Madison Elementary and Milli- tried it and it was successful in begin with a gathering, or cir- coma were named “schools in our district, we decided to go cle, time that was rich in lan- improvement” four years ago, with the model in K-6.” Millicoma is now the highest guage activities,” Newsum said. which led to state sanctions to “Now, we start the day with a ensure the schools show acajolt. My kids aren’t even all in demic growth. SEE CHANGE | A10
REEDSPORT — Workers at American Bridge Manufacturing, which announced it would shut down the plant by the end of this year, will get help from the state for training and relocation. The company notified the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development it intends to close the Reedsport facility and start laying off employees on or about Dec. 9. The layoffs are expected to take place over several weeks, according to the notification. The notification was in compliance with the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN, and state law. Some employees have already been laid off. A total of 51 employees at the plant will be let go. Employees are already getting help from Roseburg-based Umpqua Training and Employment. “As a Rapid Response Team member, we’re responsible for getting there as quickly as possible,” said Susan Buell, president of UT&E. She said that team was on site at American Bridge the day they received the notification on Oct. 14. “To meet with the staff there and then, of course, with workers who were available,” she said. She said other agencies and groups will also be involved in meeting with workers. “The other piece of it is to also engage the other community partners that will be involved,” she said. “In this case it will be the Oregon state employment department’s Coos Bay office. When we complete the survey process the other partner will be (Southwestern Oregon) Community College or Umpqua Community College, depending on whether workers want retraining, whether they want direct job placement. We won’t know that until after they complete a survey process.” UT&E will hold a meeting with workers on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at an off-site location. “That’s where they’ll complete the survey,” Buell said. The survey is a general questionnaire, she said. “We gather basic information, but we ask them questions about what their desires are. Do they want training? Do they want to be retrained? Do they want direct job placement in a job? For some of them it may be help with reloSEE WORKERS | A10
’13 fire season sets records
COOS BAY — State forestry officials say the summer 2013 Oregon fire season was the worst on record in more than 50 years. According to a report released Tuesday by the Oregon Department of Forestry, fires burned more than 100,000 acres of state-owned land, the most since 1951. ODF spokesman Rod Nichols said that although the total acreage burned exceeded recent numbers, the number of human caused fires was below the 10-year average.
The season saw 1,134 fires, 513 of which were caused by lightning. The other 621 have been attributed to human causes. Weather conditions took the blame for a series of massive fires that ripped through the southwest corner of the state. The Big Windy Complex near Grants Pass burned 27,555 acres between July 26 and Sept. 30. The Douglas Complex near Glendale burned 48,679 acres until it was finally contained Sept. 3. According to ODF, the complex was the top-priority fire in the
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A wildland firefighter patrols the perimeter of the Bear Creek Fire near Bandon in July. Fire companies throughout the county responded to the area to help control the fire.
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Thefts & Mischief Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m., telephonic harassment, 500 block of Schetter Avenue. Oct. 14, 11:05 a.m., theft, Kmart. Oct. 14, 11:48 a.m., dispute, 2100 block of Newmark Avenue. Oct. 14, 1:34 p.m., harassment, 1200 block of Newmark Avenue. Oct. 14, 3:10 p.m., man arrested for criminal trespass, harassment and disorderly conduct, 400 block of North Wasson Street. Oct. 14, 4:45 p.m., theft of offering plate base, 400 block of West Highland Avenue. Oct. 14, 4:48 p.m., harassment, 100 block of Laclair Street.
Oct. 14, 5:10 p.m., man arrested for disorderly conduct, 100 block of South Seventh Street. Oct. 14, 5:47 p.m., violation of restraining order, 400 block of North Wasson Street. Oct. 14, 5:46 p.m., theft of bike, 300 block of Fourth Avenue. Oct. 14, 9:31 p.m., harassment, 1000 block of Newmark Avenue.
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Oct. 14, 2:01 a.m., harassment, 2600 block of Mexeye Loop, Coos Bay.
Oct. 14, 5:22 a.m., disorderly conduct, 1900 block of Sherman Avenue.
Oct. 14, 8:21 a.m., theft, 58000 block of Seven Devils Road, Coos Bay.
Oct. 14, 12:27 p.m., criminal trespass, 1600 block of Virginia Avenue.
Oct. 14, 11:55 a.m., dispute, 62000 block of Beaver Loop Road, North Bend.
Oct. 14, 1:43 p.m., dispute, 1600 block of Ash Street.
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Oct. 14, 5:07 p.m., dispute, 1600 block of Harvard Street, Bandon.
Oct. 14, 7:09 a.m., woman arrested for burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and third-degree theft, 1500 block of West Central Boulevard. Oct. 14, 8:21 a.m., disorderly conduct, 200 block of North Baxter Street. Oct. 14, 6:05 p.m., dispute, 300 block of North Collier Street.
Oct. 14, 5:27 p.m., hit-and-run collision, 63000 block of U.S. Highway 101, Coos Bay.
Oct. 14, 4 p.m., theft, 1600 block of Virginia Avenue. Oct. 14, 9:29 p.m., dispute, 2100 block of Virginia Avenue.
Oct. 14, 6:24 p.m., criminal mistreatment, 1600 block of Harvard Street, Bandon.
Oct. 14, 11 p.m., woman arrested for criminal trespass, 3200 block of Tremont Avenue.
Oct. 14, 10:06 p.m., threats, 50000 block of Dement Creek Road, Myrtle Point.
Oct. 15, 4:22 a.m., criminal trespass, 3200 block of Tremont Avenue.
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Meet NB fire chief candidates The community is invited to meet the fire chief candidates at a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
Connect the Boardwalks Volunteers Connect! the Boardwalks, a new friends association forming to support the creation and improvement of the Coos Waterfront walkway through public awareness, is looking for volunteers. Coos Waterfront Walkway Advisory Board member Elizabeth Spona is hosting a meet and greet from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 17 at North Bend Public Library. Elizabeth will discuss the different ways you can become involved. Plans are underway for a Connect! the Boardwalks hike to take place June 21, 2014, in support of the Coos Waterfront walkway. This hike is being offered together with the hiking group South Coast Striders. Volunteers are needed to prepare for this hike. If you wish to be added to the email list or you know of someone who should be added contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-297-5101.
Estuary exploration for youngsters Children 6-12 years old can sign up for hands-on fun in the estuary from 12:303:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Come dressed for the weather and ready to hike. Bring a snack and a water bottle. Cost is $7 per child or four children for $20. To sign up, call 541-8885558.
Meetings TODAY Lakeside City Council — 1 p.m., city hall, 915 N. Lake Road, Lakeside; special executive session. Coos Bay Public Library Board of Trustees — 5:15 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay; regular meeting. Coquille Valley Wildlife Area Stakeholders Committee — 6:30 p.m., Owens Building, 201 N. Adams St., Coquille; special meeting. North Bend City Council — 7 p.m., city hall, council chambers, 835 California Ave., North Bend; special meeting. Charleston Rural Fire Protection District — 7 p.m., Barview Fire Station, 92342 Cape Arago Highway; regular meeting.
THURSDAY Coos County Airport District — 7:30 a.m., Southwest Oregon Regional Airport terminal building, 1100 Airport Lane, North Bend; regular meeting.
TODAY Coos Bay Farmers Market 9-3 p.m., Downtown Coos Bay on Central Avenue. Coos Historical & Maritime Museum Big Move Training 10 a.m., Coos Historical & Maritime Museum, 1220 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 541-7566320 Wednesday Business Connection 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel Salmon Room East, 2201 Tremont, North Bend. Guest speaker, Arlene Soto Small Business Development. RSVP at 541266-0868. No host luncheon. Mahaffy Pumpkin Patch noon5 p.m., Mahaffy’s, 10362 Highway 241-Coos River, Coos Bay. Licensed Foster Home Providers Informational Meeting 5-8 p.m., DHS conference room, 3030 Broadway, North Bend. RSVP 541756-8684, 541-756-2017. Spirit Fish Writers Read 6:30 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Spirit Fish Nation Verbal Construction Company give reading of poetry and essays. Comedy Night 7 and 9 p.m., The Mill Casino Warehouse 101, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Ngaio Bealum and Greg Kettner. Cover.
THURSDAY Mahaffy Pumpkin Patch noon5 p.m., Mahaffy’s, 10362 Highway 241-Coos River, Coos Bay. Meet and Greet CONNECT the Boardwalk 5:30-8 p.m. North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Support Coos Waterfront Walkway. email@example.com or 541-297-5101 Interesting Langlois 6 p.m., Langlois Public Library, 48234 U.S. Highway 101, Langlois. Presentation by Anne Guerin.
FRIDAY Mahaffy Pumpkin Patch 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mahaffy’s, 10362 Highway 241-Coos River, Coos Bay. Friends of Mingus Park 1 p.m. Moncia’s Coastal Gourmet Coffee and Bakery, 273 Curtis Ave., Coos Bay. Help keep park wildlife safe and healthy. 541-888-9728 Walk-in Shot Clinic 1-4 p.m., Lakeside Lions Club, 890 Bowron Road., Lakeside. Flu and whooping cough vaccines. Prices will vary depending on coverage. Some insurance billing will be available. Bring insurance cards. 541-756-2020 For the Birds Exhibition Reception 5-7 p.m., Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Coos Art Museum will be featuring For the Birds: Bird Art in its Uno Richter Atrium Gallery. 541267-3901. Alive After Five Art Walk 5-7 p.m., Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, Continuum Building, 175 Second St., Suite C, Bandon. Featured artist: David Woof. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. The Gary Robertson Trio will play and refreshments will be provided by Pacific Blues. “Twentieth Century” 7 p.m. The Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. General admission, $10 and seniors or students, $8. 541808-2611
SATURDAY NBHS Booster Club Poker Run 9 a.m., Harley-Davidson 101, 536 S. Second St., Coos Bay. Registration 9-9:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome, vehicle or not. Cost is $20. Additional cards, $5 or purchase your entire hand. Winning hand, $150. Following the poker run, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. fall festivities and other fundraiser events for various NBHS organizations. 541-290-1270
Holiday Lights Volunteers Stringing 10-3 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89309 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. New volunteers call 541-7565401. Quilters Open House 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Coquille Valley Art Center, 10144 state Highway 42, Coquille. Mahaffy Pumpkin Patch 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mahaffy’s, 10362 Highway 241-Coos River, Coos Bay. Harvest Party noon-2 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Fun activities, pumpkin decorating and treats. 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 Acoustic Jam 1-3 p.m., Winchester Bay Community Center, 625 Broadway, Winchester Bay. Featured musician, Dawn Vonderlin. Circle jam follows 3-4 p.m. 541-7593419 Animals are Soul Too! Discussion 1:30-2:30 p.m., 2100 Union Ave., North Bend. All faiths invited to discuss what happens to animals when they die. 541-756-2255 Bikes for Tykes Fundraiser 3-11 p.m., The Green Spot, 181 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Two bands provide live music, beer garden, silent auction, spaghetti dinner by OCCI and door prizes. Admission is $5 and a new toy. 541-269-7292 “Twentieth Century” 7 p.m. The Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Pay as you can. 541-808-2611 Writers on the Edge 7 p.m., Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 N.W. Beach Drive. Guests: Toni Hanner and Allan Peterson. http://writersontheedge.org Under the Streetlamp 7 and 9 p.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Tickets are $28 and available by phone or at Ko-Kwel Gifts. 541-756-8800 or www.themillcasino.com.
SUNDAY Holiday Lights Volunteers Stringing 10-3 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89309 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. New volunteers call 541-7565401. Mahaffy Pumpkin Patch 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mahaffy’s, 10362 Highway 241-Coos River, Coos Bay. “Twentieth Century” 2 p.m. The Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. General admission, $10 and seniors or students, $8. 541808-2611
MONDAY Holiday Lights Volunteers Stringing 10-3 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89309 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. New volunteers call 541-7565401. Mahaffy Pumpkin Patch noon5 p.m., Mahaffy’s, 10362 Highway 241-Coos River, Coos Bay. Author Night 7 p.m., Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. SW, Bandon. “Bandon” by Robert Miller and Reg Pulen. Book commemorates the centennial of the Port of Bandon.
TUESDAY Tenmile Lakes Boat Wash Station Dedication 10 a.m., County Boat Ramp, Lakeside. Mahaffy Pumpkin Patch noon5 p.m., Mahaffy’s, 10362 Highway 241-Coos River, Coos Bay. Cover Oregon Informational Presentation 2-4 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Free. Isaac Bright will start with a brief informational presentation before opening the floor to questions. For more information call 541269-1101.
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Timber industry sues to lift shutdown logging ban BY JEFF BARNARD The Associates Press GRANTS PASS — Western timber companies have gone to court to lift the logging ban on national forests due to the government shutdown, arguing the government has no authority under timber sale contracts to force loggers to stop working. Three wood products companies and a timber industry association filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Medford against the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order lifting the logging shutdown, arguing direction from the Office of Management and Budget does not require suspension of operations on a federal contract so long as direct supervision is inessential to the contractor’s work. It adds that some of the contracts involve work that is improving public safety by reducing wildfire danger and removing dead trees in danger of falling in campgrounds. The companies also say the agencies failed to file notice of the shutdown and give the timber industry a chance to respond. “It makes zero sense for the cash-strapped government to shut down operations that pay millions into the United States Treasury,” said Tom Partin, president of the American Forest Resources Council, the timber industry group that filed the lawsuit. “A timber operaThe Associated Press tion isn’t something you can A helicopter ferries logs to a landing on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in September 2006. turn on and off like a light Western timber companies have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to stop the suspension of logging on federal switch. Once equipment has to be moved out, it can be timber contracts due to the government shutdown.
Learn the ancient art of felting On Oct. 18, Kathy Elfers will begin a series of classes with the event “Ancient Art of Felting.” The class will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Coastal Ceramics, 159 S. 20th St., Reedsport. Kathy will share some background and history of hand-felting as well as demonstrate several felting techniques. A display of felted items will be on hand. The remaining classes on felting are being offered several times and most would make unique Christmas gifts. Without the minimum number of required students registered in a timely manner, the classes could be cancelled. To register, call Theresa Chickering at 541271-4608 or by email at email@example.com.
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months before it can be moved back in. “What is happening to our members is particularly frustrating when other businesses with contracts to operate on federal land, such as ski areas, are being allowed to continue working,” Partin added in a statement The Forest Service and BLM had no comment on the lawsuit. The Forest Service started sending out notices to 450 timber buyers last week, saying they had to wrap up operations and put measures like erosion controls in place. The BLM, which sells timber only in Western Oregon, followed suit. Though some companies depend heavily on federal timber sales for their logs, national forests produce only about 5 percent of the nation’s lumber supply. Since logging was deeply cut back on national forests in the
1990s to protect fish, wildlife and clean water, markets have turned to other sources, such as Canada and private lands. The timber companies that joined the lawsuit are Murphy Company of Eugene, which employs 600 people in six mills; High Cascade Inc. of Carson, Wash., which procures timber for a mill in Carson, Wash., and another in Hood River; and South Bay Timber LLC, a Californiabased company that logs in Oregon. Andy Stahl of the conservation group Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics said the lawsuit had little chance of success in light of an Oct. 4 ruling in Colorado, where a judge refused to reverse the cancellation of a permit for a mountain bike race on BLM land prompted by the shutdown.
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End shutdown and accept ‘Obamacare’ With the federal government shut down because Congress cannot agree on a resolution to keep it running, it would be tempting to clamor for compromise,as many already have. It would also be wrong. Compromise is what happens when factions in Congress cannot agree on a piece of legislation, so each side gives a little to satisfy the other and accepts some things they do not like in return so the bill can pass. That’s what happened — repeatedly — in the long process of enacting the Affordable Care Act. But now, even as the Affordable Care Act is beginning the early phase of enrolling people without insurance, House Republicans who never liked the health care reform law are trying to prevent it from being implemented by voting to fund all parts of government except the ACA. That’s not an attempt at compromise. That’s an ultimatum. The Republicans now have the majority in the House, but not in the Senate. If they want to change the ACA or repeal it entirely, they have to convince enough of their Senate colleagues to go along. If they can’t do that, they need to win enough seats in the next election to control both houses and override presidential vetoes. Until then, they should live with the law that is on the books, not threaten to wreck the economy if they don’t get their way. Medford Mail Tribune
Oregon Views Oregon Views offers edited excerpts of newspaper editorials from around the state. To see the full text, go to theworldlink.com/opinion. Genuine leadership means involving all voices There is no indication of lawbreaking on anyone’s part in the nine-year-old fight over applications by Oregon LNG and Oregon Pipeline Co. to build an import-export terminal on the Warrenton waterfront. Instead, this divisive issue was the result of what might be termed political malpractice in 2004. Possibly in part because of a realization that a significant number of county residents wouldn’t be happy about the decision, the Port of Astoria’s executive director and board at the time delivered the LNG facility lease as a done deal. County officials dealt with the related issue of building a pipeline to connect the terminal with the outside world. Those who favored LNG at the time certainly had a rational stance based on job creation and tax generation. But they weren’t the only citizens who deserved to be heard. Smart community leadership doesn’t entail charging ahead of the people and hoping they tail along. More than anything else, it consists of seeking out diverse opinions, listening, and
trying to find a path forward that incorporates a consensus of those views. The recent 5-0 vote by the reconstituted Clatsop County commissioners to deny the pipeline application reflects the fact that voters have now substituted a new membership on the board. Today’s members have a far greater willingness to question company assertions and listen to the public. It is time to put this matter behind us and identify more acceptable ways to grow our economy. The Astorian
President should address climate change if Congress can’t A new scientific study warns that billions of people could be living in regions where temperatures are hotter than their historical ranges by mid-century if nothing is done to stop the swift progression of climate change. Predicting a “new normal” that could force profound and destructive changes on nature and society, University of Hawaii scientists said a new index indicates that temperatures in
an average year across the globe will be hotter by 2047, give or take 14 years, than those in the warmest year from 1860 to 2005 if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. The study comes two weeks after the release of a new United Nations report in which international climate scientists found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of temperature increases in recent decades. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report warns that ocean levels may rise 3 feet by the end of this century if emissions are not curbed. In recent months, many skeptics have gleefully seized on findings that global temperatures have risen more slowly over the past decade and a half. But the IPCC, a scientific body that includes thousands of the world’s best climate scientists, says that this slowdown was a natural variation that will soon pass. The GOP majority in the House shows subzero interest in passing climate legislation that would take the essential step of putting a price on carbon emissions. This obstinacy reinforces the need for executive action by the Obama administration, which already has started limiting greenhouse pollution from cars and is laying the groundwork for vitally important limits on coal-fired power plants as well. Eugene Register-Guard
Baseball dying, you say? Nah For readers who skip the sports page, an update: There are no New York teams in the MLB playoffs this season. The Mets were dreadful right out of spring training, while the Yankees high-salaried lineup succumbed to age and injury. It was therefore inevitable that the lordly New York Times would greet the playoffs with a mighty ho-hum in the form of an essay by Jonathan Mahler entitled “Is the Game Over?” Because the Super Bowl gets much higher TV ratings than the World Series, all the luster is supposedly gone from the game once called “America’s Pastime.” Oddly, Mahler’s main journalistic credential is “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning,” his book about the serial killer “Son of Sam,” the 1977 Yankees of Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson fame, and owner George Steinbrenner — the Donald Trump of his time. Anyway, never mind, as Mahler concedes, that baseball has achieved the competitive balance and overall financial success it never enjoyed during its “golden age,” i.e. when he and I were small boys. There have been seven different World Series champions in the past 10 years, only one of them by the Yankees. By every objective measure except national TV ratings, the game’s thriving. Today he thinks NFL football has all the advantages. “Teams play only once a week, and when the postseason arrives, every game is an elimination game,” Mahler writes. “But its real advantage is GENE that it’s louder, faster and LYONS more violent — which is to Columnist say, better in tune with our cultural moment.” It’s an advantage to play only once a week? That’s just one reason I’ve always regarded the NFL as a colossal bore. Sure, the Super Bowl’s a huge TV event in January, when half the country’s stuck indoors, eager to get loaded and gamble. College football’s much the same. Where I live in SEC territory, football fans devote months to obsessive chatter about the upcoming season. Then come three or four cupcake games, a handful of exciting conference matchups, maybe a bowl game, and then eight more months of phoning radio talk shows to gossip about high school recruits and conspire against the coach. Meanwhile, I watch major league baseball almost every day from April to October — with occasional pilgrimages to the ballpark. I once overheard an impertinent woman ask my wife why she let me. Diane answered that she was a baseball coach’s daughter, and sometimes watches with me. (I guarantee you she can name the Red Sox starting lineup.) So why does even the NBA’s Game of the Week on ABC, Mahler wonders, get almost double the ratings of Major League Baseball on Fox? It’s the nature of the game, as New Yorkcentric writers focused upon national TV ratings fail to grasp. See, I don’t just watch baseball. I watch the Boston Red Sox. It’s not a once-a-year spectacle. It’s an imaginative commitment. I’m talking about the daily grind of baseball: the interplay of character and personality, and the thousand-and-one strategic and tactical decisions that make the game so uniquely absorbing to players and serious fans. Economically, it’s in local broadcasts where loyalties abide and the game thrives. It follows that many fans lose interest in postseason play unless their team’s involved. Pretty much like Mahler and his fellow provincials at the New York Times.
Public Forum LNG tax benefits won’t be there The ads say over $25 million in taxes annually will go to Coos County from Jordan Cove’s export LNG (liquefied natural gas) project once built? Really? Let’s talk about an Urban Renewal District overlaid by an enterprise zone. Should Jordan Cove get permits, they will have two construction years that are tax-free followed by three more years tax-free, if they follow guidelines on hiring and payroll. Enterprise zone tax exemptions can, as I understand it, be extended out to 20 years, and possibly more. But let’s say, at some vague point, taxes kick in. Wow! Now the county will be rich! — except for that pesky Urban Renewal District. The base line for the county’s share of those taxes will be the unimproved land the facility sits on, AKA “lot value.” All the taxes assessed on the new
improvements will go the Urban Renewal District. This district is the county’s district but it is run by the Port of Coos Bay. So all that money goes to an un-elected agency to spend and not to schools, safety, seniors. And what about those 720 permanent new jobs? FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) estimated the new jobs on the old LNG and co-generation plant to be 36 to 39 — a mere factor of 20. And the over 2,000 construction jobs? I believe it was Jordan Cove that optimistically estimated that number to be 1,600 on the very similar old project. But if you get in their face, the $25 million tax dollars suddenly become an annual contribution donated by Jordan Cove, from its profits, to a foundation headed by who knows and with what intent. (”Schools” are noted prominently in the rant.) Did you read the word “profit”? What company with a development of this magnitude makes a “profit”
on paper? Between building expenses, depreciation, payroll, ongoing business expenses, etc., it’s questionable Jordan Cove will turn an annual profit of $25,000,000 anytime soon, let alone bequeath it to the benefit of southwestern Oregon. And on top of that bucket of propaganda, with American Bridge in Reedsport closing its doors in two months, does anyone want to join in for a chorus of “I’ve been working on the railroad ... ”? Ronnie Herne Coquille
Just saying ‘no’ to ‘Obamacare’ I do not want “Obamacare.” We need to get rid of it. It will destroy our economy and insurance costs will skyrocket with poor coverage. This is nothing but a control tactic. President Obama lied again saying it will cost less and will be better cov-
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erage. I do not want the IRS in charge of my health care and have more power. Also, Obamacare kills jobs, and might I add, since it has come along, there is no such thing as full time hours anymore! Valerie Norris Coquille
At least they’re not beating each other This is not the most acrimonious period in American political history. In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr killed his longtime rival, Alexander Hamilton, in a duel. Fifty-two years later, Rep. Preston Brooks of South Carolina assaulted Sen. Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a heavy cane. We haven’t heard any threats of bodily harm. Yet. But in almost 50 years of covering the capital, we’ve never seen a political landscape so incendiary and intractable. As Speaker John Boehner said on ABC: There may be a back room somewhere, but there’s nobody in it.” Democrats are not blameless. But House Republicans clearly bear more responsibility for shuttering the government and endangering the country’s credit rating. They picked this fight. They sought this showdown. And the public has reacted very negatively. So why did they take this course? And why do they persist? One answer is that powerful,
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long-term trends are pushing those Republicans toward a confrontation that was entirely predictable. As Dan Balz put it in The Washington Post, “The government shutdown did not happen by accident.” After last year’s election, Nate Silver analyzed the results in The New York Times and tried to explain why compromise is “so hard in the House.” The answer was not “the irrationality of Republican members” but exactly the opposite. “Individual members of Con-
gress are responding fairly rationally to their incentives,” Silver wrote. “Most members of the House now come from hyperpartisan districts where they face essentially no threat of losing their seat to the other party. Instead, primary challenges, especially for Republicans,may be the more serious risk.” The most obvious reason for these “hyper-partisan districts” is the process by which district lines are drawn. Silver estimates that in 1992, 103 House members represented “swing” districts that could legitimately be won by either party. That number has now shrunk to 35, less than 10 percent of the entire chamber. Using a different metric, David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report estimates the number of swing districts has dropped from 164 in 1998 to just 90 today. Most lawmakers are insulated from any accountability. Yes, they run every two years, but those elections are a sham in many cases. They have virtually no fear
of defeat. Redistricting is only part of the problem, however. Within each district, lines are hardening. Red areas are getting redder and blue areas bluer. People are voting with their feet, “self-sorting” themselves by choosing neighborhoods they find more socially and politically compatible. During the last government shutdown in the mid-’90s, reports Wasserman, 79 House Republicans represented districts won by Bill Clinton. Today just 17 — fewer than 10 percent — are in districts won by Obama, a huge change. Yes, Speaker Boehner has a very tough job. But listening to the base of his party is not his only obligation. That base represents a small minority in the country, and great leaders should not become prisoners of their loudest,shrillest supporters. The national interest is at stake here. The speaker should put that goal first and stand up to the hardliners, even if they’re heroes back home.
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State Sexually active teens must be responsible for birth control DEAR ABBY: My 17-yearold daughter confided that she has become sexually involved with her boyfriend and asked if I would buy condoms for her. I agreed that she should protect herself and bought her a box of 12. A week later, she informed me that she needed another 12-pack. When I DEAR asked why she had run out so quickly, she c o n fe s s e d that she has been supplying them to her girlfriends. Apparently JEANNE they can’t PHILLIPS confide in their moms the way she can with me. My dilemma is that condoms are expensive and, on one hand, I don’t want to be the one supplying a group of kids. On the other hand, if I can help to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, maybe it’s worth it. What do you think I should do? — SAFE SEX ADVOCATE IN ILLINOIS DEAR SAFE SEX ADVOC A TE : If your daughter’s friends are old enough to be sexually active, they and their boyfriends should also be responsible enough to provide their own birth control. Generally, teens do not need the permission of their parents to receive information about it. Because you want to help them avoid unwanted pregnancies (as well as STDs), direct them to the nearest Planned Parenthood Center for low-cost or no-cost birth control and instruction on how to use it. There are 18 of these health centers in Illinois. To find the one closest to you, visit plannedparenthood.org. D E A R A B B Y : I am the mother of three wonderful girls. The problem is my husband thinks the way to make them love him is by allowing them everything I don’t. I’ll give you some examples: I don’t let the girls eat anywhere except at the table, so my husband brings treats into the family room. I try to limit high-sugar/fat items like chips and candy, which he buys for them on a regular basis. I also try to adhere to a regular bedtime schedule, while he thinks nothing of stretching lights-out to an hour or more later. Then he complains that the girls won’t listen to him, so I must be in charge of the discipline. While this makes him fun daddy in our house, it makes me ... MEAN MOMMY IN OHIO D E A R M O M M Y : It appears you’re not just raising three wonderful girls, but also coping with an immature, overgrown boy. Parenthood is supposed to be a united, consistent partnership, a team effort. Your husband is sabotaging you and ignoring that one of the responsibilities of parenthood is establishing rules and limits that children should live with. Your husband needs parenting classes, and if that’s not possible, some sessions with a child behavior expert who can explain the consequences of what he’s doing to his daughters in the name of being “Fun Daddy.” From my perspective, there isn’t anything funny about it. You have my sympathy. DEAR ABBY: I work at a senior retirement community, and the residents have a Halloween party each year. In the past, there were prizes for the three best costumes. However, last year they stopped giving prizes because one of the residents is a professional artist and costume maker, and the association felt it would be unfair to the others to have him compete. This year it was decided not to hold the contest at all. The residents are disappointed. How can they continue to have the costume contest and include the professional? — DRESSED UP IN LOUISIANA DEAR DRESSED UP: Ask the artist/costume designer to be the judge.
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This April 21, 2011 photo shows marijuana growing in the home of two medical marijuana patients in Medford. The city of Medford says it will not give business licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits, despite a new state law authorizing them that is set to go into effect in March 2014. A city ordinance prohibits business licenses for businesses that violate federal law.
Medford bans medical marijuana dispensaries MEDFORD (AP) — This southern Oregon city will not allow medical marijuana dispensaries to do business in the city limits, despite a new state law permitting its sale through pot shops. The Medford City Council revoked the license of a dispensary called Maryjane’s Attic a few weeks ago, The Mail Tribune reported Tuesday. The owners have appealed. The action followed the council’s expansion last month of an ordinance banning licenses to businesses that violate local, state or federal law.
“I don’t see how you could license unlawful activity,” Police Chief Tim George said. After police raided three other medical marijuana dispensaries in May, the city pulled their business licenses. State Rep. Peter Buckley, an Ashland Democrat who helped craft the law scheduled to go into effect in March, said he hopes cities will hold off imposing their own restrictions on dispensaries until the state finishes ironing out the law’s specifics. “A wild card thrown into this is that the Legislature
also passed a bill to regulate (genetically modified) crops,” Buckley said. “It regulates all products of seeds at the state level. We’re asking counsel to see whether that law would preclude a city or county from regulating medical marijuana.” Until the dispensary law was enacted, Oregon’s 55,000 medical marijuana cardholders had to grow their own pot or find someone to grow it for them. Growers could only be paid for their expenses, such as electricity and fertilizer, and not for their labor or make a profit.
Obituaries Darlene Cleo (Holliday) Blakey July 18, 1930 – Oct. 11, 2013
A chapel funeral service will be held for Darlene C. Blakey, 83, of North Bend, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave., with p a s t o r N o r m Russell of the North B e n d Church of Darlene Christ pre(Holliday) siding. A Blakey luncheon will follow at the North Bend Church of Christ, 2761 Broadway. A private family graveside will follow the Luncheon at Catching Creek Cemetery in Myrtle Point. Darlene was born July 18, 1930, in Wolf Point, Mont., to Paul Charles Holliday and Madge Rose (Morris) Holliday. She passed away peacefully following a long illness Oct. 11, 2013, in North Bend. Darlene is survived by her
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three children and their respective families including son, Terry Blakey and his wife, Barbara Tift Blakey of Olympia, Wash., and their children and families, Terry Blakey Jr. and his daughter, Rachel, Christina Oliver and her husband, William, and their sons, Conner and William, Jessica McMillan and her husband, Aaron, and their son, Isaac and Rebecca Blakey; daughter, Janice Blakey Lentz, of Pendleton and her children and families, Derek Lentz and his wife, Jill and their daughters, Brooklyn and Tegan, Mandy Blanchet and Vince Burkett and their children, Destiny and Tye, Keri Lentz and Levi Herman and their son, Levi Jr., Amee Rueber and her husband, Jack; son, Jerry Edward Blakey and his wife, Rebecca Bradshaw Blakey of Danville, Calif., and their sons and family, Benjamin Edward Blakey and his wife Holly, Matthew Bradshaw Blakey and Daniel Blakey; special niece, Traci Darlene Ringle and her husband, Todd and her sons, Justin, Jacob and Gary, all of Wichita, Kan.; sister, Leila
Brownson; and brother, Richard Holliday. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Madge Holliday; husband, Ollie R. Blakey, who passed away Feb. 22, 1983; and siblings, Iris Bell, Beverly Wittick, Jerald Holliday, Donna Clarno, Paul Holliday and Thomas Holliday. Our hearts are heavy with her passing, yet grateful for the impact our mother had on so many people, and joyful in the knowledge that she is at peace with those she loved. Memorial contributions may be made to South Coast Hospice, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420; or to World Vision’s “For Child (FEC) Every Campaign, World Vision, 41 Savona Court, Danville, CA 94526. For credit card payment call Perri at 626-2416286. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.coosbayareafunerals.com and www.theworldlink.com .
lived several years in Roseburg before moving back to Coos Bay in 2004 to be her mother, Sarah’s caregiver for several years. Gayle found good in everyone and preferred to give rather than receive. She worked as a waitress, maid, clerk, homemaker and caregiver. She loved pets, camping, family cabin, her family, secret sisters and Harley-Davidson. Her smile and laugh will be missed by many. Gayle is survived by her son, Randy Tucker of North Bend; daughter, Kari Clouse of Orangeville, Calif.; and her sister, Joann Thompson. Gayle was preceded in
death by her parents, Harry and Sarah Bultmann. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Coos Bay Eagles General memorial fund, 568 S. Second St., Coos Bay, OR 97420; or to the Gayle Bultmann memorial fund, c/o Coos Bay Chapel, P.O. Box 749, Coos Bay, OR 97420. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.coosbayareafunerals.com and www.theworldlink.com.
MEDFORD (AP) — Counterfeiters note: When you’re checking out of a motel, don’t leave a big bag of fake money behind. Police in Medford, say two men learned that lesson when they returned to their motel room to retrieve the forgotten cash, and found police already there. Motel employees called officers after finding a bag containing more than $3,000 in fake money in the room the two men had just vacated Saturday. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that both men fled. Police caught and arrested one for investigation of multiple counts of first-degree forgery. Police say they know the identity of the second man. Officials say counterfeit cases have jumped 72 percent in Medford in the first eight months of this year — to 268 compared with 155. Lt. Mike Budreau says he hopes this arrest will have an impact.
Jason Conger joins U.S. Senate race OREGON CITY (AP) — A state representative has joined the race for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley. Jason Conger of Bend said Tuesday the economy is sputtering, and he will focus on job creation if he’s sent to Washington, D.C. The 45-year-old Conger was elected to the state House in 2010 and re-elected two years later. With Democrats outnumbering Republicans in Oregon, Conger acknowledged he’s a longshot to beat Merkley. First, he’ll have to beat a Republican field that includes at least four other candidates.
Pallet of pot leads officers to bigger find OREGON CITY (AP) — Oregon law enforcement officers who patiently tracked a suspiciously overpackaged freight pallet that contained 39 pounds of pot have seized more than 130 pounds of marijuana at a home in Estacada. A Con-way Freight employee alerted Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies to the pallet back in July and a drug detection dog agreed it was suspicious. A warrant search showed it contained 39 pounds of marijuana. Sheriff ’s Sgt. Robert Wurpes says the county Interagency Task Force began an in-depth investigation. On Monday, task force and county SWAT officers served a search warrant on a home in Estacada, southeast of Portland. They found the larger stash of dried marijuana, more than 200 marijuana plants and several firearms.
A father and son have been arrested for investigation of manufacturing and distributing controlled substances.
Parole board reverses, cancels inmate’s release PORTLAND (AP) — A state board has denied parole to an Oregon man who has spent 21 years in prison since killing a John Day police officer. Sidney Dean Porter was slated to be released after a hearing earlier this year, but Gov. John Kitzhaber asked board members to hold a new hearing to allow law enforcement officers to have their say. The 2-1 decision issued Tuesday by the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision means Porter will have to wait until February 2015 for another hearing. Porter pleaded no contest to aggravated murder in the 1992 death of Officer Frank Ward, who was responding to a complaint of loud music and screaming at Porter’s home. Porter fractured Ward’s skull with a stick of firewood.
Man wanted for murder is arrested in N.M. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted in connection with a homicide case in Oregon has been arrested in New Mexico. Albuquerque police say 39-year-old Frank Romero was taken into custody about 5 p.m. Monday. They say Romero was found hiding in an apartment. Homicide detectives executed a search warrant on the residence following Romero’s arrest. They say Romero is wanted on suspicion of murder in Salem.
3 wild horses fatally shot in central Ore. PRINEVILLE (AP) — A central Oregon sheriff’s officer says three wild horses have been fatally shot in the Ochoco National Forest about 30 miles east of Prineville. Crook County sheriff’s Sgt. James Savage said Tuesday that Forest Service law enforcement officers went to the area Sunday after getting a report from hunters. They found three shot horses, two adults and an adolescent. Savage says the animals appeared to have been shot several days earlier. In the spring of 2011, a total of six wild horses were found fatally shot in the Ochocos. No arrests have been made in that case despite a $4,000 reward.
Death Notices Jerald R. Zirkel — 56, of North Bend, died Oct. 15, 2013, in North Bend. Arrangements are pending with Coos Bay Chapel, 541267-3131. Kenneth P. Lindquester — 87, of Florence, died Oct. 14, 2013, in Florence. Arrangements are pending with North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
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Nation Pres. Obama presents vet with Medal of Honor WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years after risking his life in Afghanistan, William D. Swenson solemnly received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday in a case of battlefield bravery with some odd twists: The young Army captain questioned the judgThe Associated Press ment of his superiors, and the paperwork nominating President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army him for the award was lost. Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., during a ceremony in the He left the military two years East Room at the White House in Washington on Tuesday. ago but wants to return to active duty, a rare move for a although America’s highest ents, Julia and Carl, along medal recipient. military honor has been with Vice President Joe The nation’s highest mili- bestowed nearly 3,500 times, Biden, first lady Michelle tary honor was clasped never before had the public Obama, Defense Secretary around Swenson’s neck by been able to see any of the Chuck Hagel and others. President Barack Obama at bravery it was designed to Swenson also invited the White House. The presi- recognize. Video taken by some of the Army soldiers dent described how Swenson the medevac crew’s helmet and Marines who fought repeatedly exposed himself cameras shows Swenson alongside him, and survivors to enemy fire to recover fallen delivering a severely wound- of the five Americans. comrades and help save oth- ed soldier to the helicopter Swenson, 34, of Seattle ers during a battle against and kissing him on the head has been unemployed since Taliban insurgents in the before returning to the heat leaving the military in FebGanjgal valley near the Pak- of battle. ruary 2011. He has requested istan border on Sept. 8, 2009. “A simple act of compas- to return to active duty, rare The fight claimed five Amer- sion and loyalty to a brother for a Medal of Honor recipiicans, 10 Afghan army troops in arms,” Obama said at the ent, and his request is being East Room ceremony reviewed, Army spokesman and an interpreter. Obama noted that attended by Swenson’s par- George Wright said.
Senator: Deal to avoid default and open gov’t. WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders reached a last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said congressional leaders would push for passage as soon as possible. The Dow Jones industrial average soared on the news that the threat of default was easing, rising roughly 200 points by late morning. “I understand they’ve come to an agreement but I’m going to let the leader announce that,” Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said as she walked into a meeting of Senate Republicans called to review details of the emerging deal struck by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP Leader Mitch McConnell. Officials said the proposal called for the Treasury to have authority to continue borrowing through Feb. 7, and the government would reopen through Jan. 15. There was no official com-
ment from the White House, although congressional officials said administration aides had been kept fully informed of the negotiations. While the emerging deal could well meet resistance from conservatives in the Republican-controlled House, the Democratic Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, has signaled she will support the plan and her rank and file is expected to vote for it in overwhelming numbers. That raised the possibility that more Democrats than Republicans would back it, potentially causing additional problems for House Speaker John Boehner as he struggles to manage his tea party-heavy majority. Speaker John Boehner and the House Republican leadership met in a different part of the Capitol to plan their next move. A spokesman, Michael Steel, said afterward that no decision had been made “about how or when a potential Senate agreement could be voted on in the House.” The developments came one day before the deadline
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had set for Congress to raise the current $16.7 trillion debt limit. Without action by lawmakers, he said, Treasury could not be certain it had the ability to pay bills as they come due. In addition to raising the debt limit, the proposal would give lawmakers a vote to disapprove the increase. Obama would have the right to veto their opposition, ensuring he would prevail. House and Senate negotiators would be appointed to seek a deficit-reduction deal. At the last minute, Reid and McConnell jettisoned a plan to give federal agencies increased flexibility in coping with the effects of across-the-board cuts. Officials said that would be for the negotiations expected to begin shortly. Despite initial Republican demands for the defunding of the healthcare law known as Obamacare, the pending agreement makes only one modest change in the program. It requires individuals and families seeking subsidies to purchase coverage to verify their incomes before qualifying.
Key dates on debt limit WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are key dates to watch as Congress negotiates over raising the U.S. government’s debt limit:
Thursday: This is when Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the government would no longer be able to borrow. As a result, it would have to spend only from its cash on hand and tax revenue. Lew estimates that the Treasury would have about $30 billion in cash.
Oct. 21: The Treasury holds a weekly auction of threemonth and six-month Treasury bills. The proceeds from these auctions will replace maturing securities. So they don’t add to the debt limit. The auction would be an early test of how investors will respond to a failure to raise the borrowing limit. Nervous investors would likely demand higher rates, thereby raising the government’s borrowing costs.
Oct. 22: Sometime between this date and Oct. 31, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the government would run out of cash. It would have to slash spending 32 percent over the next month, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center. Treasury would probably make its top priority the payment of interest and principal on its debt to avoid a default. Either way, some programs wouldn’t be funded, possibly including Social Security, veterans’ benefits and Medicare.
Oct. 23: A $12 billion Social Security payment is due. Without an increase in the debt limit,
Treasury might have to wait two days to accumulate enough cash to make that payment, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center. Missing the payment would likely intensify fears that the government will soon default.
Oct. 24: The government must redeem $93 billion in shortterm debt. It will likely raise the cash to do so at its Oct. 21 auction. But it’s possible that Treasury would run short of cash or some error might occur, resulting in default.
Oct. 31: The Treasury must pay $6 billion in interest on the debt. If it doesn’t have enough cash, it would default. If the debt limit hasn’t been raised by this point, much higher rates and far less government spending would likely nudge the economy toward recession.
Nov. 1: The government faces a stack of bills: $25 billion in Social Security benefits, $18 billion in Medicare reimbursements, $12 billion in military pay and veterans’ benefits and $3 billion for other benefit programs. With no increase in the debt limit, these payments would likely be delayed at least two weeks, the Bipartisan Policy Center estimates, to give the government time to build up cash.
Nov. 15: The Treasury must make an additional $29 billion in interest payments. If the economy has slowed and tax payments fall short of expectations, the government might not have enough cash and would have to default.
Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on negative watch WASHINGTON (AP) — The Fitch credit rating agency has warned that it is reviewing the U.S. government’s AAA credit rating for a possible downgrade, citing the impasse in Washington that has raised the threat of a default on the nation’s debt. Fitch placed the U.S. credit rating on negative watch Tuesday, a step that would precede an actual downgrade. The agency said it expects to conclude its review within six months. The announcement comes as House and Senate leaders face a Thursday deadline to raise the nation’s $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. Fitch says it expects the debt limit to be raised soon. But it adds, “the political brinkmanship and reduced financing flexibility could increase the risk of a U.S. default.” Lawmakers spent most of
Tuesday trying to reach an agreement to lift the government’s borrowing limit and avoid an eventual default. The limit is a cap on how much debt the government can accumulate to pay its bills. The government borrows in most years because its spending has long exceeded its revenue. Fitch is one of the three leading U.S. credit ratings agencies, along with Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service. S&P downgraded U.S. long-term debt to “AA+” in August 2011. But three months ago, it raised its outlook. In part, that was because of tax increases and spending cuts that have helped shrink the budget deficit. S&P has said it’s unlikely to change its rating because of the debt-limit fight.
Wednesday, October 16,2013 • The World • A7
World Thai official: Plane crash in Laos 44 dead
Typhoon, mudslides kill 17 in Japan TOKYO (AP) — A typhoon caused deadly mudslides that buried people and destroyed homes on a Japanese island Wednesday before sweeping up the Pacific coast, grounding hundreds of flights and disrupting Tokyo’s transportation during the morning rush. At least 17 deaths were reported and nearly 50 people were missing. Hardest hit from Typhoon Wipha was Izu Oshima island, which is about 75 miles south of Tokyo. Rescuers found 16 bodies, most of them buried by mudslides, police and town officials said. Dozens of homes were The Associated Press/Kyodo News destroyed, and about 45 peo- Rescue workers look for survivors as they stand on the rubble of a house ple were missing. buried by mudslides after a powerful typhoon hit Oshima on Izu Oshima A woman from Tokyo died after falling into a river and island, about 75 miles south of Tokyo Wednesday morning. being washed 6 miles downriver to Yokohama, police The rainfall was particu- missing and support the sursaid. Two sixth-grade boys larly heavy before dawn, the vivors, while trying to restore and another person were kind in which “you can’t see infrastructure and public missing on Japan’s main anything or hear anything,” services as quickly as possiisland, Honshu, the Fire and Japan Meteorological Agency ble. Japanese troops were Disaster Management official Yoshiaki Yano said. deployed to the island, as Agency said. Yutaka Sagara, a 59-year- well as Tokyo’s “hyper-resMore than 350 homes old sushi chef on the east cue” police with rescue dogs. were damaged or destroyed, coast of the island, said he As a precaution, the including 283 on Izu Oshima, spent a sleepless night with Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear it said. colleagues at their company power plant, crippled by the The typhoon, which housing. Their hillside 2011 earthquake and tsunastayed offshore in the Pacif- apartment barely escaped a mi, released tons of rainwaic, had sustained winds of 78 mudslide that veered off to ter that were being held miles per hour, with gusts up the side. Later he found out behind protective barriers to 110 mph, before it was the mudslide crushed several around storage tanks for downgraded to a tropical houses as it flowed to the sea. radioactive water. Tokyo storm Wednesday evening. Sagara came down to his Electric Power Co., the The storm was moving seaside sushi restaurant on plant’s operator, said only northeast, off the northern foot, wading through knee- water below an allowable Japanese island of Hokkaido. deep mud, to check things level of radioactivity was More than 30 inches of out and make sushi for res- released, which Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authorirain fell on Izu Oshima dur- cue workers. Prime Minister Shinzo ty allowed Tuesday. During ing a 24-hour period ending Wednesday morning, the Abe, speaking to Parliament an earlier typhoon in Sepmost since record-keeping on Wednesday, vowed to do tember, rainwater spilled out the utmost to rescue the before it could be tested. began in 1991.
BANGKOK (AP) — A Laos Airlines flight crashed Wednesday in the Southeast Asian country, killing all 44 people aboard, an official in neighboring Thailand said. Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee said the flight from the Lao capital of Vientiane to Pakse in southern Laos crashed at about 4 p.m. Lao time. He said the flight crashed 4-5 miles short of the international airport at Pakse. Reports by China’s official Xinhua News Agency and Thai media said the plane crashed in the Mekong River. Sek said five Thai nationals were among the 39 passengers. Five crew members were also aboard.
Pakistan bomber kills local official, 8 dead DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives Wednesday at the residence of a provincial government minister in northwestern Pakistan, killing him and seven others, police said. The blast near the town of Dera Ismail Khan also wounded more than 30 people, senior police officer Mohammad Jan said. The minister of law for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Israullah Gandapur, was meeting with people at his house to celebrate the Muslim Eid holiday when the bomber struck, Jan said. The attacker first killed the guard at the house and then blew himself inside the guest room of the minister’s residence, the officer said. The minister was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but died along the way. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicion likely will fall on the Pakistani Taliban and their allies. The Taliban have repeatedly targeted government officials and security personnel, as well as civilians. Khan has been a strong
WORLD D I G E S T proponent of peace talks with the Taliban, but several officials from his party have been killed in attacks since the May election.
EU diplomat praises Iran nuclear talks GENEVA (AP) — Talks between Iran and six world powers have ended an upbeat note, with the European Union’s top diplomat calling them “very important,” in efforts to end international tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program. Catherine Ashton did not go into details on the substance of the talks. She read a statement endorsed by both Iran and the six countries at the negotiations, calling the talks “substantive and forward looking.” Confirming Iranian media reports, the statement says the two sides will meet again in Geneva on Nov. 7-8. Iran denies wanting nuclear weapons but now says it is ready to negotiate over such concerns and has indicated willingness to curb some atomic programs.
Weapons inspectors check 11 sites in Syria BEIRUT (AP) — International inspectors have visited 11 sites linked to Syria’s chemical weapons program and destroyed “critical equipment” at six, the agency overseeing the elimination of the country’s stockpile said Wednesday. The team also supervised the destruction of unloaded chemical weapons munitions, said the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. A joint OPCW-U.N. mission is to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons, precursor chemicals and production facilities by mid-2014.
Syria is believed to have some 1,000 metric tons of blistering and nerve gas agents and the inspectors have to visit more than 20 sites, the OPCW has said. The inspectors are being asked to complete a first round of site visits by the end of October, including verifying inventory and rendering production, mixing and filling facilities unusable. The next phase, of eliminating chemical agents, would begin after Nov. 1.
Philippine quake’s death toll rises to 144 LOON, Philippines (AP) — The earthquake that struck the central Philippines and killed at least 144 people also dealt a serious blow to the region’s historical and religious legacy by heavily damaging a dozen or more churches, some of them hundreds of years old. As rescuers reached some of the hardest hit areas on Wednesday and the death toll from the quake a day earlier continued to rise, images of the wrecked religious buildings resonated across a nation where 80 percent of the population is Catholic.
Employee arrested in LAX dry ice explosions LOS ANGELES (AP) — A baggage handler has been arrested following a police investigation into two dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport. Dicarlo Bennett, a 28-yearold employee for the ground handling company Servisair, was booked Tuesday for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft. He is being held on $1 million bail. Bennett took the dry ice from a plane and placed it in an employee restroom Sunday night and another device that was found on a tarmac outside the international terminal, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.
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Seattle 63° | 48° Billings 59° | 30°
Minneapolis 55° | 43°
San Francisco 73° | 55°
Curry County Coast Chicago 63° | 50°
Denver 52° | 30°
New York 70° | 61°
Detroit 63° | 57°
Washington D.C. 73° | 57°
Los Angeles 90° | 61°
Atlanta 73° | 59°
El Paso 79° | 54° Houston 77° | 73°
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Temperatures indicate Tuesday’s high and Fairbanks 48 38 rn Philadelphia 74 55 cdy overnightShowers low to 5 a.m. Fargo 29 .29 clr Phoenix 84Ice59 clr Rain T-storms 45 Flurries Snow Hi Lo Prc Otlk Flagstaff 57 36 clr Pittsburgh 71 58 .17 rn Albuquerque 66 45 pcdy Fresno 82 54 clr Pocatello 52 25 pcdy Anchorage 54 52 MM rn Green Bay 57 49 .51 rn Portland,Maine 63 54 cdy Atlanta 68 58 cdy Hartford Spgfld 72 46 cdy Providence 70 47 cdy A cold front will produce showers and thunderstorms from the Atlantic City 70 54 cdy Honolulu 86 73 pcdy Raleigh-Durham 71 62 cdy Austin eastern 85 56 .10 rn region Great Lakes A few Houston through 88 southern 69 rn Alabama. Reno 60 33 pcdy Baltimore 71will 55 also cdy Indianapolis in northern 66 54 MMMontana cdy Richmond 73 60 cdy showers49 be possible due to a cold Billings 36 pcdy Jackson,Miss. 84 70 .02 rn Sacramento 83 47 clr front lying southern Alberta71and Birmingham 74 across 63 rn Jacksonville 63 Saskatchewan. cdy St Louis 69 48 .43 cdy Boise 59 38 cdy Kansas City 60 45 cdy Salt Lake City 56 36 clr Boston 64 51 cdy Key West 85 77 pcdy Weather San Diego Underground 76 58• AP clr Buffalo 69 58 .24 rn Las Vegas 74 56 clr San Francisco 80 54 clr 64 52 cdy Lexington Burlington,Vt. 74 62 .02 cdy San Jose 79 51 clr Casper 36 28 clr Little Rock 72 56 .66 rn Santa Fe 58 37 .02 pcdy 76 64 cdy Los Angeles Charleston,S.C. 87 59 clr Seattle 60 48 cdy Charleston,W.Va. 75 57 rn Louisville 73 65 cdy Sioux Falls 48 34 .04 clr Charlotte,N.C. 76 51 cdy Madison 61 49 .22 cdy Spokane 57 40 cdy Cheyenne 37 23 clr Memphis 74 62 .96 rn Syracuse 67 55 rn Chicago 64 47 .07 cdy Miami Beach 89 74 pcdy Tampa 82 70 pcdy Cincinnati 73 63 .12 rn Midland-Odessa 68 49 .24 cdy Toledo 62 58 .12 cdy Cleveland 64 62 .44 rn Milwaukee 61 46 .18 cdy Tucson 83 52 clr Colorado Springs 41 31 cdy Mpls-St Paul 54 45 .15 cdy Tulsa 60 42 cdy Columbus,Ohio 71 64 .04 rn Missoula 54 30 cdy Washington,D.C. 74 62 cdy Concord,N.H. 65 48 cdy Nashville 75 64 rn W. Palm Beach 86 71 pcdy Dallas-Ft Worth 78 54 .81 cdy New Orleans 86 71 cdy Wichita 63 38 cdy Daytona Beach 81 69 pcdy New York City 72 56 cdy Wilmington,Del. 74 54 cdy Denver 43 27 clr Norfolk,Va. 68 66 cdy National Temperature Extremes Des Moines 53 47 cdy Oklahoma City 60 47 cdy High Tuesday 94 at Edinburg, Texas Detroit 64 58 .06 cdy Omaha 51 45 cdy Low Wednesday 12 at West Yellowstone, El Paso 71 56 pcdy Orlando pcdy Mont. 82 71
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CHANGE District to launch an investigation Continued from Page A1 rated school in the district, receiving a Level 4 from the state last week, with Level 5 being the highest possible ranking. All other Coos Bay schools received either a Level 3 or 2. The problem, Newsum said, is the disjointed schedule. Students’ school days are broken up into small chunks rather than longer, cohesive lessons. “So, in the course of a day, I have about an hour to teach language arts, an hour to teach math and 45 minutes for specials, like library, gym or computers,” she said. “It’s as if we’ve given kindergarten a full day and reduced everyone else to a half day.” Following her speech, several Madison Elementary teachers applauded. Newsum also alleged that teachers were told to implement the program or they would lose their jobs. “Many teachers are afraid to speak out for fear of retribution,” she said. “The teachers ... follow through with the mandate because their jobs have been repeatedly threat-
WORKERS ‘Community has suffered a lot’ Continued from Page A1 cating to another place to find employment.” Buell said, normally, most workers want to stay in their home area. “I don’t see a lot of people wanting to re-locate,” she said. “I could be surprised.” Buell says she’s seen a lot of closures in her 35 years with UT&E, with lumber mills closing in Douglas County over the years. But, she admits, the loss of American Bridge is huge for Reedsport. “It is, for such a small community,” she said. “It’s sad.” She recalled the closure of timber giant International Paper in Gardiner in 1999.
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“I think that affected 200 to 300 people,” she said. “So, that community has suffered a lot.” Buell said they’ll be looking for additional resources as they go through the process with the American Bridge workers. “We can work with the state to see if there is any additional funding that we can have that’s specifically for them,” she said. “Our goal would be to make sure that things happen as quickly as possible. The thing we’re always looking at is how long they can be on unemployment.” She said that at the moment it appears workers will be eligible for 26 weeks of unemployment benefits. She didn’t know of any state or federal extensions. “What can we do between now, and before that ever runs out, to help,” she said.
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WASH. Portland 43° | 63° Newport 50° | 63°
Willamette Valley Tonight: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 39. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Thursday: Patchy fog. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind. Thursday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 38. North wind around 6 mph. Friday: Patchy fog. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind.
Portland area Tonight: Patchy fog. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 43. North wind around 6 mph. Thursday: Patchy fog. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 67. Light northeast wind. Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 43. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind.
Pendleton 37° | 64° Bend 36° | 64°
Salem 37° | 66°
CALIF. 34° | 63°
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Temperature extremes and precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 5 a.m. today. Hi Lo Prec Astoria 66 43 0 Brookings 73 49 0 Corvallis 67 37 0 Eugene 66 35 0 Klamath Falls 62 25 0 La Grande 59 34 0 Medford 75 38 0 Newport 63 43 0 Pendleton 62 38 0 Portland 69 44 0 Redmond 63 28 0 Roseburg 62 41 0 Salem 69 38 0
Tuesday: High 68, low 41 Rain: none Total rainfall to date: 24.62 inches Rainfall to date last year: 30.43 inches Average rainfall to date: 40.44 inches
Extended outlook THURSDAY
Mostly sunny 65/46
Mostly sunny 62/46
Central Oregon Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 29. North wind 5 to 9 mph. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 59. Light and variable wind. Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 31. North wind around 6 mph. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming east around 6 mph.
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North Coast Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65. North northeast wind around 7 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 64. North northeast wind around 8 mph.
IDAHO Ontario 34° | 63°
Eugene 37° | 68° North Bend Coos Bay 45° | 65° Medford 32° | 70°
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 38. Light and variable wind. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind. Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 39. Light and variable wind. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 75. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning.
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Two charged in girl’s suicide WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — It was a cold-hearted online post that a Florida sheriff said hastened the arrest of two girls, aged 12 and 14, in the bullying-suicide case of Rebecca Sedwick. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd repeated the older girl’s Facebook comment almost word for word at a news conference Tuesday. “‘Yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself but I don’t give a ...’ and you can add the last word yourself,” Judd said. But in an interview with ABC News that aired Wednesday, a couple identified as the 14-year-old’s parents said their daughter would never write something like that and that the girl’s Facebook page had been hacked. Authorities in central Florida said Rebecca was tormented online and at school by as many as 15 girls before she climbed a tower at an abandoned concrete plant and hurled herself to her death Sept. 9. But the two girls arrested were primarily the ones who bullied Rebecca, the sheriff said. They have been charged with
stalking and released to their parents. Rebecca is one of at least a dozen or so suicides in the past three years that were attributed at least in part to cyberbullying. The sheriff said they were still investigating the girls, and trying to decide whether the parents should be charged. “I’m aggravated that the parents aren’t doing what parents should do,” the sherThe Associated Press iff said. “Responsible parCounty Sheriff personnel investigate the death of 12-year-old girl, Polk ents take disciplinary plant in Lakeland, Fla. in at an old cement Ann Sedwick, Rebecca action.” About a year ago, the September. older girl threatened to fight “My daughter’s a good Rebecca while they were would spend in juvenile sixth-graders at Crystal Lake detention because they did girl and I’m 100 percent sure Middle School and told her not have any previous crimi- that whatever they’re saying about my daughter is not “to drink bleach and die,” the nal history, the sheriff said. The sheriff’s office identrue,” he said. sheriff said. She also conAt their mobile home, a vinced the younger girl to tified the two girls, but The bully Rebecca, even though Associated Press generally barking pit bull stood guard does not name juveniles and no one came outside they had been best friends. despite shouts from The girls repeatedly charged with crimes. The bullying began after reporters for an interview. intimidated Rebecca and Neighbor George Colom called her names, the sheriff the 14-year-old girl started dating a boy Rebecca had said he had never interacted said, and at one point, the younger girl even beat up been seeing, the sheriff said. with the girl but noticed her A man who answered the playing roughly with other Rebecca at school. Both girls were charged as phone at the 14-year-old’s children on the street. “Kids getting beat up, juveniles with third-degree Lakeland home said he was her father and told The kids crying,” Colom said. felony aggravated stalking. If convicted, it’s not clear how Associated Press “none of “The kids hang loose unsupervised all the time.” much time, if any, the girls it’s true.”
4 die after boat capsizes off Florida MIAMI (AP) — Four women died and 10 people were taken into custody after a boat with more than a dozen people aboard — including Haitian and Jamaican nationals — capsized early Wednesday in the waters off South Florida. The U.S. Coast Guard responded around 1 a.m. after a 911 call alerted authorities to an overturned recreational vessel seven miles east of Miami.
Nine people were found clinging to the hull, Petty Officer Mark Barney said. A 10th person was taken by boat to Miami Beach, where he was treated at a hospital and released, Barney said. The group was taken into custody and authorities were investigating whether the victims and survivors were part of a human smuggling operation. The nine people found
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clinging to the hull were Haitian and Jamaican nationals, but the nationalities of the rest of the group were not immediately known, Barney said. The bodies of four women were recovered from the water. The Coast Guard was no longer searching for possible survivors, Cmdr. Darren Caprara said. The survivors rescued from the water were still on a Coast Guard vessel at sea and it was unclear whether they would be brought to the U.S. or repatriated. All the survivors were in good condition, Caprara said. Images of the vessel show a small white boat with its center console missing. It was overloaded and lacked lifejackets, Caprara said. Migrants from Haiti, Cuba and other Caribbean
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Pirates play for volleyball title Thursday THE WORLD Marshfield and Sutherlin will play a winner-take-all volleyball match for the Far West League title at Pirate Palace on Thursday. The Pirates and Bulldogs both won their matches Tuesday and got a break when North Bend beat Siuslaw in Florence to knock the Vikings a game back in the loss column. Marshfield and Sutherlin both are 9-2. Siuslaw, which has its second-half bye Thursday, is finished with the league season at 9-3.
Marshfield got its win Thursday by sweeping host Brookings-Harbor 25-14, 2515, 25-11. Hailee Woolsey had nine kills for the Pirates, while Tracee Scott had four aces and five kills. Shaylynn Jensen had 12 assists and a team-best six digs. Paige Tavernier had 10 assists. In an attempt to encourage a bigger crowd Thursday, Marshfield will offer a two-for-one admission deal for adults ($5 for two adults) as the Pirates aim for their first Far West League title in any sport. North Bend beats Siuslaw: The Bulldogs rallied after losing the first game to
top the host Vikings 11-25, 25-19, 25-19, 2514 to knock the Vikings out of their share of first place. Amy Peterson said the Vikings struggled after their strong start. “The wheels just fell off the wagon,” she said. “We missed a few key serves and hitting errors were an issue. We had 25 hitting errors and only 39 kills.” The Vikings were without fabulous freshman Elyssa Rose, who missed the match with the flu, and Peterson said Siuslaw’s seniors didn’t have their usual focus in their final home regular-season match.
Meanwhile, North Bend had a great match. “They played really well,” Peterson said. “I was impressed. They came up with some big swings.” North Bend got a big offensive night from three different seniors. McKenna Reasor had 14 kills, Cherise Kirkpatrick added 11 and Brittney Hammond had 10. Lindsey Pettit had 41 assists and Ashley LaBarre had two blocks and 14 service points, including six straight to break open a close score in the final set. SEE VOLLEYBALL | B2
College trumps the NFL I never thought I’d say this, but I like Saturdays more than Sundays. After years of thinking to the contrary, I prefer watching college to professional football. In the past, I would’ve cackled in front of someone’s face if they mentioned it. But it happened. The heart wants what the heart wants. My transition from California Bay Area “College? Sorry, we have nine pro teams” to Oregon Bay Area “We start watching at 9 a.m. and go until 11:45 p.m., since Hawaii has a home game” has been slow. The reason it took so long is SPORTS the same reason most of my friends can’t go all-in for college football: The whole BCS thing. To not have a playoff and instead have computers determine who’s GEORGE the best two A RTSITAS teams turned me off. Of course, until I got to college. I went to the University of Utah and felt all undefeated teams should be looked at equally. Then I moved to Oregon and realized I was wrong. It’s incredible being in an area where you can feel the swoon of optimism swell up as the number next to hyphen-zero keeps coming up. But besides the fact I can watch players and know — besides the rare Jeremiah Masoli-transfer — they will never play for any other team, I like knowing there are no trades, no free agency, no contracts. Just recruiting, the bastion of perpetual optimism for college football. Honestly, the NFL is incredible. I love it. But why on Earth do I have to carry extra anxiety because the Niners need to win. They need to win now before Colin Kaepernick makes $20 million a year and they start over. Start over hamstrung by a salary cap with an aging core on defense and a broken down line. NFL necessitates talent restart while college football just presses “Refresh.” And the stars are legit stars in college football right now. Quarterbacks across the country are worthy of your time. Tahj Boyd, Jameis Winston, Brett Hundley, Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel. All these guys are must-see. Then there’s the two local Oregon guys. The Beavers Sean Mannion has numbers. He leads the nation in passing yards and is second in touchdown passes. If the Beavers didn’t lose the season opener to Eastern Washington, they would be a top-12 team in the nation and Mannion would be a Heisman darkhorse. But there can be only one Heisman favorite. It took GameDay to come to town for the country to start seeing Marcus Mariota as a potential Heisman winner and No. 1 draft pick, but he’s the hot prospect in the country right now. It’s nice seeing that national people are just now buying in on Mariota. I’ve been like Biff Tannen, sitting on old IBM stock just waiting to cash it in. From all accounts, Mariota seems like a good enough kid. Humble, pretty quiet, a little guarded with how he talks to the media. But he’s the kind of guy that I can root for. And that’s all I ask, someone to root for. Preferably on Saturdays.
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Sutherlin goalie Andy Vicencio gets a hand on the ball to stop a shot by Marshfield midfielder James Crompton during the game on Tuesday.
Marshfield can’t overcome slow start BY GEORGE ARTSITAS The World
COOS BAY — It was pretty easy to succinctly sum up Marshfield boy’s soccer 3-1 loss to Sutherlin on Tuesday. “That was a tough one,” were the first words out of Marshfield head coach Kevin Eastwood’s mouth. The Pirates got down early and never really got there footing. Kylee Carson, one of several girls playing for Sutherlin since the girls team didn’t have enough players, jumped on top of the Pirates early with a fifth minute goal. Later in the first half,
Marshfield goalie Ryan Reed was kicked in the face running after a save. Reed did come back in the second half, but was forced to sit for a good portion of the game. And the play didn’t sit well with Eastwood. “To me, I don’t think that’s clean,” he said. “There’s no point in injuring somebody over a score.” After a 53rd-minute goal by Sutherlin’s Baylee Merrifield, Marshfield finally made some noise on the offensive side. Hector Cervantes took a ball deep in the goal box and swept the ball with the outside of his foot past the Sutherlin goalie. That cut the deficit to 2-1.
Cervantes said it didn’t matter who scored the goal as long as the Pirates got back in the game. “I wanted to Inside score again, Coquille win sets but me personup big match ally I want to Page B3 give someone else the chance to score. I’m not a big scoring type of guy,” Cervantes said. “I was feeling like I should give somebody else a chance. Come up, pass it to them, set them up give them a goal and make them feel better about themselves.” While the Pirates kept applying offensive pressure, a shot by Sutherlin’s Travis Hopkins popped
past Reed for a goal in the 78th minute and effectively knocked the wind out of Marshfield. Reed is just part of a string of players who have become eligible as the season has gone on. Reed and senior Chris Harrison played in their second game of the year on Tuesday. That brings the Marshfield number up from nine at the beginning of the year to 15 on the active roster. “A majority of them are learning,” Eastwood said. “That’s good for the team, it builds morale, knowing these kids are doing good in school. For me, school is more important.” SEE SOCCER | B3
One big hit lifts Red Sox over Detroit DETROIT (AP) — John Lackey figured there would be no margin for error. So when Justin Verlander began overpowering the Boston lineup, Lackey did his best to match him, out for out. “I knew I was going to have to pitch pretty good today,” Lackey said. “He’s having a great career, great season, great postseason. The guys came through.” Lackey edged Verlander in the latest duel of these pitching-rich playoffs, and Boston’s bullpen shut down Detroit’s big boppers with the game on the line to lift the Red Sox over the Tigers 1-0 Tuesday for a 2-1 advantage in the American League championship series. Mike Napoli homered off Verlander in the seventh inning, and Detroit’s best chance to rally fell short in the eighth when Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder struck out with runners at the corners. “The runs are pretty stingy,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “This is what it’s about in postseason, is good pitching.” Despite three straight gems by their starters, the Tigers suddenly trail in a best-of-seven series they initially appeared to control. Game 4 is Wednesday night at Comerica Park, with Jake Peavy scheduled to start for the Red Sox against Doug Fister. Peavy set the tone Tuesday during a pregame news conference, when he sounded miffed that so much of the attention was focused on Verlander before Game 3. “It’s been funny for me to watch all the coverage of the game coming in,” Peavy said. “Almost like we didn’t have a starter going today. Our starter is pretty good, too.” So the Tigers aren’t the only team in this ALCS with good starting pitching. That was evident
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Boston’s David Ortiz celebrates with Mike Napoli after Napoli hit a home run in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s playoff game against Detroit. after Lackey allowed four hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out eight without a walk in a game that was delayed 17 minutes in the second inning because lights on the stadium towers went out. It was the second 1-0 game in this matchup between the highest-scoring teams in the majors. Dominant pitching has been a running theme throughout these playoffs, which have included four 1-0 scores and seven shutouts. The Red Sox are now two wins from an American League pennant after overcoming each of Detroit’s biggest stars. Max Scherzer started Game 2 for the Tigers and was terrific, but Boston rallied from a five-run deficit against the Detroit bullpen to even the series. Then on Tuesday, Boston came away with a
win in Detroit against Verlander, and when Cabrera and Fielder came up in the eighth, the Red Sox held on. Cabrera, who failed to reach base for the first time in 32 postseason games for the Tigers, never looked comfortable against Junichi Tazawa, swinging and missing at the first two offerings and eventually chasing an outside pitch for strike three. “To me, I (got) myself out. I was swinging at a lot of balls out of the strike zone,” said Cabrera, who has been banged up for a couple of months but homered in Game 2. “When you swing at balls, you’re not able to have success.” SEE BOSTON | B3
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St. Louis shortstop Pete Kozma makes the tag as Los Angeles base runner Nick Punto is picked off second during the seventh inning Tuesday.
Cardinals take control in NLCS St. Louis hopes to hold on this time after taking 3-1 lead on Dodgers ■
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Cardinals have been this close to the World Series before, and they don’t want to blow it this time. St. Louis got home runs from Matt Holliday and pinch-hitter Shane Robinson — the first of the NL championship series — and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Tuesday night for a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff. The Cardinals have lost the NLCS both times they owned such a commanding lead, most recently last season when they dropped three in a row to San Francisco, the eventual World Series winner. “That’s something that we thought last year — up 3-1 and all we have to do is win one more and we’re there,” closer Trevor Rosenthal said. “But that didn’t work out, so we’ve just got to keep the same approach.” With a quick turnaround for Game 5 Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, the Dodgers will try to forget the loss, and hope the Cardinals remember their recent past failures. “We get into a Game 7, those things (losing a 3-1 lead) will creep into their heads over there,” Dodgers infielder Adrian Gonzalez said. “Our goal is definitely to push this to a Game 7.” Joe Kelly will start Game 5 for the Cardinals, looking to clinch their 19th pennant. The Dodgers will turn to Zack Greinke, and if he can help deliver a win, they’ll call on ace Clayton Kershaw for a potential Game 6 back in St. Louis. “I’ve got one of the best pitchers in baseball pitching tomorrow,” manager Don Mattingly said. “If we come out here and play well tomorrow and get a
win, I’ve probably got the best pitcher in baseball pitching the next day.” The Dodgers hope star shortstop Hanley Ramirez can again start despite a broken left rib. He left in the middle of the sixth after striking out three times. “It felt worse than yesterday,” Ramirez said. “It makes me angry.” Cardinals infielder David Freese came out after six innings for defense. He left Monday’s game with a cramp in his right calf, but manager Mike Matheny said Freese was fine. In a series starved for offense, the Cardinals scored as many runs as they did in the first three games combined, when the teams totaled nine. Hitless in his previous 22 at-bats at Dodger Stadium, Holliday drove a tworun shot off Ricky Nolasco an estimated 426 feet to left field, capping a threerun third inning that gave the Cardinals a 3-0 lead. “That’s about as good as I can hit one,” said Holliday, who was 0-for-13 in the series before connecting. “I wasn’t really doubting my swing at all. I felt actually really good with my at-bats. Sometimes in this game you don’t always get the results that you want even if you feel like you’re having good at-bats, so I just wanted to stay with it,” he said. Seeking a second World Series title in three years, St. Louis turned three important double plays and picked off a runner at second base in the seventh. Defensive standout Pete Kozma, inserted at shortstop in the sixth, started a difficult double play and darted in to complete the pickoff. “A great heads-up play by him,” Matheny said. “Then it has to be natural instincts and athleticism by (reliever) Carlos Martinez, and I don’t know many guys pull that off. He has such athletic moves. He’s quick in everything he does. Then to have the guts to wheel and let it fly like that in a game like we
have right now, it’s off the charts.” Second baseman Matt Carpenter also keyed St. Louis’ sharp work with the gloves, one night after some sloppy play was costly in a 3-0 defeat. Carpenter had an RBI double in the third that scored Descalso, who hit a leadoff single. Carpenter came around on Holliday’s homer after there were none in the first three games for the first time in NLCS history. Martinez pitched two scoreless innings to help nail down the win for starter Lance Lynn, who allowed two runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings. He struck out five and walked three. Trevor Rosenthal got three outs for his second save in the series. After a leadoff single by Andre Ethier in the ninth, Yasiel Puig grounded into a double play. Juan Uribe struck out to end it, leaving the Dodgers on the brink of elimination. Robinson’s home run bounced off the top of the wall in left field on a 1-0 pitch from J.P. Howell with one out in the seventh, extending the Cardinals’ lead to 4-2. “For a little guy, he’s got surprising power,” Holliday said. “I mean, honestly, he’s got some thump.” The Dodgers were down 4-2 in the seventh when Nick Punto doubled with one out. Martinez, however, picked off Punto before throwing another pitch and then retired Carl Crawford on an inning-ending groundout. “It was a lonely place to be,” Punto said. Trailing 3-2, the Dodgers put the potential tying run on base in the sixth when Puig singled to chase Lynn. Uribe grounded into a double play against Seth Maness to end the inning. Nolasco allowed three runs and three hits in four innings. He struck out four and walked one. “I felt my stuff was good for the most part,” he said. “Just that one pitch was the difference in the game.”
U.S. team stuns Panama
Sunset Conference Braves pound Panthers: Reedsport beat Gold Beach 25-7, 25-8, 25-8. Mariah McGill had 10 kills and Gabby White had eight kills, three blocks and four digs for the Braves. Kaylynn Hixenbaugh had 32 assists and three aces and Bailey Tymchuk had seven digs and four aces. “A lot of people got a lot of playing time and I got Kayla (Doane) in the last set, so that was nice,” said Reedsport coach James Hixenbaugh. Doane, a senior, has been out since the first match of the year. “She was blocking and hitting the ball,” Hixenbaugh said. “She had four kills.” Reedsport needs to beat Bandon on the road Thursday to set up a match at Glide on Tuesday with a chance to move into a tie for first place. Bobcats tip Tigers: Myrtle Point beat Bandon 2514, 22-25, 25-23, 17-25, 16-14 in a match that came down to a missed serve by Bandon and then an ace by Morgan Newton on match point.
ALCS From Page B1 Fielder looked even more overmatched against Koji Uehara, striking out on three pitches. Uehara also worked the ninth for a save, ensuring that Lackey’s fine performance wouldn’t go to waste. Detroit’s three starters in the ALCS — Verlander, Scherzer and Anibal Sanchez — have combined to allow
Skyline League Elks top Cruisers: Elkton beat host Powers 2522, 25-17, 14-25, 25-23 to damage the Cruisers’ playoff hopes. Powers lost three starters to a violation of the school’s athletic participation code before last week’s matches at a critical point of the season. The Cruisers’ altered lineup came up with a big win over Umpqua Valley Christian last week, but wasn’t able to repeat the magic Tuesday. Emilie Fandel had nine aces and four kills for Powers. Rebecca Standley had three aces, 10 kills and eight digs. Elizabeth Standley had three kills and two blocks. Kylee Morgan had three aces and three kills. Now to reach the league playoffs, the Cruisers need to beat league champion Yoncalla in the regular-season finale Thursday.
two runs and six hits with 35 strikeouts in 21 innings. Still, the Tigers have fallen behind because their bullpen blew a four-run lead late in Game 2 and the offense came up empty at home on Tuesday. Detroit stranded runners on first and third in the first, then wasted Jhonny Peralta’s leadoff double in the fifth. Peralta reached third with one out, but an overanxious Omar Infante struck out and Andy Dirks grounded out.
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Panama was about 90 seconds from beating the United States and advancing to a playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth. The fans at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City were ready to start a nationwide celebration. And then the Americans stunned not just an opponent, but an entire country. Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time, giving United States a 3-2 win Tuesday night that left Mexico’s hopes alive and out the knocked Panamanians. “It shows you how brutal football can be. For one side that’s almost there, and then the other side is back in,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “Now obviously you feel for the people. You feel for an entire country.” The U.S. clinched a World Cup berth last month and didn’t use most of its regular starters. Gabriel Torres put Panama ahead in the 18th minute in a downpour. But Michael Orozco tied the score in the 64th minute, just seven seconds after Costa Rica took a 2-1 lead at home against Mexico. Luis Tejada scored in the 83rd, putting Panama back into fourth place and the playoff berth. Mexico, which last missed the World Cup in
“ My se n i o rs p l aye d tough,” North Bend coach L e s Wi l l e t t sa i d . “ We served well. “It’s a hard place to play. The girls were up for the challenge. It was good for us.” North Bend will finish fourth in the standings, but has a shot at advancing to the Class 4A play-in round as a wild card selection. Siuslaw, which got 13 kills from Ashlee Cole, will face the loser of the SutherlinMarshfield match on Monday at Reedsport for the league’s No. 2 seed to the playoffs. Sutherlin tops South Umpqua: The Bulldogs remained the league’s hottest team, winning 25-23, 10-25, 25-20, 25-22 on the road to move back into a tie for first place. Sutherlin has won nine straight matches.
Newton finished with three kills, 20 assists, five digs, two blocks and three aces for the Bobcats. Nicole Seals had seven kills, six blocks and two aces; Grace Hermann had six kills and eight digs; and Nikki Miller had 11 digs. Hope Richert had 32 assists for the T igers. Cheyenne Young had 12 kills and 22 digs, Haley Freitag had 21 kills and 19 digs and Raelyn Freitag had 13 kills and 18 digs. Glide edges Coquille: The Red Devils forced the league-leading Wildcats to five games on their home floor before Glide prevailed 25-16, 20-25, 14-25, 25-19, 15-11. Jordyn Parazoo had 17 kills and five blocks for the Wildcats, who stayed perfect in league play. McKya Filley had 10 kills and Natalie Cordell had 21 assists and five aces. Jessica McElravey had 20 digs for Coquille. Tara Edwards had 11 assists, Bayli Waddington had six aces, Tori Howard had five blocks and Cayanne McKinley had eight kills.
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Members of the U.S. national soccer team leave the pitch after defeating Panama in a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Panama City on Tuesday. 1990, would have been eliminated. But Zusi scored 1:24 into three minutes of stoppage time, deflating a crowd anticipating a celebration. Zusi has three international goals, including two in five days, and his first was at Panama in January 2012. “I don’t know what it is. Must be something in the water,” he said. Johannsson, a 22-yearold who made his American debut in August, added his first international goal at the 2:40 mark to seal the U.S. win and Panama’s elimination. “They pushed everyone forward. Some of them just stopped playing,” Johannsson said. “I don’t know what happened. It seemed like they just gave up.” The Americans, who have lost just once in their last 16 games, tied their best of 22 points in the hexagonal, the final round of the North and
Central American and Caribbean region. “This is just how football writes these crazy, emotional stories, and you’re in the middle of it, because we all felt all of a sudden when Graham scored that header that it was all quiet, silence, and you feel for them,” Klinsmann said. “Maybe it’s a little bit in my culture, in the German culture you never stop before the referee blows the whistle, because I have won many, many games in the last minute. And hopefully, we keep on winning more. But it was a very sad moment for all here in Panama. We understand that.” It was a similar finish to fo u r ye a rs a go , w h e n Jonathan Bornstein’s goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., gave the U.S. a 2-2 tie against Costa Rica, giving a World Cup berth to Honduras and knocking out the
Costa Ricans. The U.S. (7-2-1) and Costa Rica (5-2-3) already had clinched berths last month, and Honduras (4-3-3) earned the region’s final automatic spot with a 2-2 tie at lastplace Jamaica (0-5-5). Mexico (2-3-5) finished fourth with 11 points, three ahead of Panama (1-4-5), which has never reached soccer’s top event. Before allowing the stoppage-time goals, Panama was even with El Tri on points and goal difference and would have earned the playoff berth based on a 10-7 advantage in goals scored. Having clinched its seventh straight berth last month, the U.S. was without many of its regulars because of either injuries or decisions to allow them to return to their clubs. Among the missing were Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Tim Howard, Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler.
England and defending champion Spain qualified for the World Cup on Tuesday night along with Russia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which earned its first berth as an independent nation. Chile and Ecuador earned the final two automatic spots from South America and Honduras got the final guaranteed slot from the North and Central American and Caribbean region, the 21st of 32 slots for the field in Brazil next June. Less than two minutes from elimination, Mexico advanced to a playoff against Oceania when the United States scored twice in stoppage time for a 3-2 win at Panama. Wayne Rooney scored in the 41st minute and Steven Gerrard in the 88th to give England (6-0-4) a 2-0 win over Poland at London’s Wembley Stadium and first place in Group H by one point over Ukraine (6-1-3). The Three Lions qualified for their 14th World Cup and fifth in a row. “We have a great togetherness, are there for each other and proved we can perform under pressure,” Gerrard said. Spain (6-0-2) won Group I with a 2-0 victory over visiting Georgia on goals by Alvaro Negredo in the 26th minute and Juan Mata in the 61st. Iker Casillas returned to starting lineup for Spain after being replaced by Victor Valdes against Belarus last week. The Spanish, who have
won three straight major tournaments, including the 2008 and 2012 European Championships, qualified for their 10th straight World Cup. “It may look practically routine, but it’s important to remember how successful we’ve been at qualifying,” coach Vicente Del Bosque said. “This is not an easy competition.” France (5-1-2) was second and will be in the playoffs despite defeating visiting Finland 3-0 on goals by Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema around Joona Toivio’s own goal. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, Greece, Ukraine, Romania and Iceland also finished second in their groups, winding up in Monday’s draw for the eightteam European playoffs next month along with Sweden and Croatia. The four playoff winners also will earn berths. With a population of just over 300,000, Iceland would be the smallest nation to qualify for a World Cup. Trinidad and Tobago, at about 1.3 million, was at the 2006 tournament in Germany. The seedings for the playoffs will be determined by Thursday’s FIFA rankings. Denmark (4-2-4) had the poorest record among the nine second-place teams and missed out on a playoff berth. Bosnia (8-1-1) won 1-0 at Lithuania on Vedad Ibisevic’s 68th-minute goal to win Group G on goal difference over Greece.
Wednesday,Oc tober 16,2013 • The World • B3
Devils keep pace in soccer race THE WORLD Coquille’s boys soccer team kept alive hopes of tying North Bend for second place in the Far West League by blanking host Sutherlin 6-0 on Tuesday. The win set up a huge match Thursday at home. Coquille trails North Bend by a game in the league standings and hosts the Bulldogs at 2:30 p.m. at Fortier Field in Coquille. Seth Lambson had two goals for the Red Devils in their win over Douglas on Tuesday. Caleb Owens had a goal and two assists and Drew Piburn had a goal and an assist. Jesse Sanchez and Kai Griggs had the other two goals and Oswaldo Indalencio, Noah Uriza and Brayden Schmitt also had assists. North Bend 7, Pacific 0: North Bend shut out the host Pirates behind a flurry of first-half goals to stay a game in front of the Red Devils.
The Bulldogs got two goals each from Jared Bohannon, Ian Bream and Luca Rossi and one from Coy Woods. Bream had three assists and Bohannon and Jackson Dailey also assisted on goals. All seven scores came in the open half. “We pretty much treated this as a playoff game,” said North Bend coach Tom Zomerschoe. “We came out well and just played focused.” North Bend won the opening match against Coquille 1-0 at Vic Adams Field. “We’re looking forward to the Coquille game,” Zomerschoe said. Brookings-Harbor 13, South Umpqua 0: The Bruins officially clinched a share of the league title and the league’s top seed for the playoffs by blanking the Lancers, though the big wins came earlier with sweeps over North Bend and Coquille.
GIRLS SOCCER Coquille 1, Douglas 0: The Red Devils got their sixth win in nine Far West League matches by blanking the host Trojans. Kirsten Canaday headed in a pass by Makala Edgar for the only goal in the 31st minute. “It was a really good battle,” said Coquille coach Mark Usselman. “It was nice to get that No. 6 win.” The Red Devils are 6-3-0. They already had clinched third place in the Far West League standings and a spot in the Class 4A play-in round and hope to keep their ranking up so they will have as good a matchup as possible. Brookings-Harbor 11, Douglas 0: The Bruins wrapped up at least second place with the shutout. Brookings-Harbor can win the league title only if North Bend loses both its final matches, to Coquille and South Umpqua
Proposed Tokyo stadium draws criticism By Alysha Beck, The World
Marshfield forward Daniel Adam sprints downfield during the game against Sutherlin on Tuesday.
SOCCER Pirates visit Douglas next From Page B1 Marshfield sits at 3-7-1 in Far West League play and has two games remaining in their season. Thursday, they’ll face Douglas in Winston before having Senior Night next Tuesday against league-
leading Brookings-Harbor. Juan Caballero has been playing soccer since he could walk but only has two more games left as a Pirate. He hopes to play in college and isn’t necessarily devastated by his impending last game, but would like to leave on a high note. “It’s a little bit sad, but I’m ready to move on,” Caballero said. “Who wouldn’t want to end their season with two wins?”
TOKYO (AP) — A prominent Japanese architect is campaigning to reduce the size of the spaceship-like main stadium approved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying it’s too expensive and would clash with its surroundings. Fumihiko Maki, who has designed some spectacular buildings of his own, says he’s not criticizing the design of the stadium by awardwinning British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, just the size. His office says he has the support of 100 other wellknown people in Japan, including architects. “The problems I see with
the planned stadium all relate to the issue of scale,” Maki said in a statement this week. Both the Tokyo and national governments have already approved the stadium, but construction isn’t slated to begin until next year. The 130 billion yen ($1.3 billion), 80,000-seat stadium, with an arching retractable roof, would be built on the site of the smaller 54,000-seat main stadium for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. It would dwarf one of Maki’s nearby creations: the 1990 Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. The site sits in the middle of a downtown Tokyo park
within walking distance of shopping malls, high-rise buildings, a Shinto shrine and a famous venue designed by Kenzo Tange for the 1964 Games. Jim Heverin, a director at London-based Zaha Hadid Architects, argues the area is already a mix of big and small, as well as styles, so the futuristic construct will fit right in. It can also be used for music concerts and a wide variety of events, he said. “The venue is much more flexible and will get used more,” Heverin said in a phone interview. He acknowledged the new design will occupy more
land, but said the new stadium would include greenery. The structure will better blend with the environment with walkways, open 24 hours, to allow people to use the space, instead of experiencing the building as an obstruction, Heverin said. Tokyo city hall said it had yet to receive an official complaint from Maki, and had no comment. Yoshitaka Takasaki, spokesman for the Japan Sports Council, which is in charge of the stadium construction, said the design was part of Tokyo city planning and approved by the central government in June.
Akers, DET Gould, CHI P. Dawson, SNF Walsh, MIN Zuerlein, STL
Philadelphia 12 10 10 46 40 40 12 11 9 45 45 36 New England Columbus 12 15 5 41 40 42 Toronto FC 5 16 11 26 29 46 3 22 7 16 21 56 D.C. United WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA 13 5 14 53 49 33 Portland 15 10 7 52 55 40 Real Salt Lake 15 11 6 51 41 39 Seattle 14 11 6 48 51 37 Los Angeles Colorado 13 10 9 48 42 33 San Jose 13 11 8 47 33 41 Vancouver 12 11 9 45 48 42 FC Dallas 10 11 11 41 45 50 6 18 8 26 29 60 Chivas USA NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. x- clinched playoff berth Today Montreal at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 D.C. United at Sporting Kansas City, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 Philadelphia at Montreal, 11 a.m. Seattle FC at FC Dallas, 11:30 a.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 3 p.m. Columbus at New England, 4:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Chicago, 5:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Portland, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 New York at Houston, 2 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 6 p.m.
Scoreboard On The Air Today Major League Baseball — National League Championship Series Game 5, St. Louis at Los Angeles, 1 p.m., TBS; American League Championship Series Game 4, Boston at Detroit, 5 p.m., Fox. WNBA Basketball — Finals Game 5, Atlanta at Minnesota, 5 p.m., ESPN. Presesason Basketball — Portland at Utah, 6 p.m., KHSN (1230 AM). Golf — PGA Grand Slam Day 2, 4 p.m., TNT. Hockey — New York Rangers at Washington, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network. Thursday, Oct. 17 H i g h S c h o o l V o l l e y b a l l — Sutherlin at Marshfield, 6 p.m., KMHS (1420 AM). NFL Football — Seattle at Arizona, 5:30 p.m., NFL Network. College Football — Miami at North Carolina, 4:30 p.m., ESPN. Major League Baseball — American League Championship Series Game 5, 4:30 p.m., Fox. Preseason Basketball — Miami at Brooklyn, 5 p.m., TNT. Friday, Oct. 18 H i g h S c h o o l F o o t b a l l — Sutherlin at Marshfield, 7 p.m., KMHS (91.3 FM); BrookingsHarbor at North Bend, 7 p.m., K-Light (98.7 FM) and KURY (95.3 FM); Coquille at Myrtle Point, 7 p.m., KTEE (94.9 FM and 95.7 FM); Gold Beach at Glide, 7 p.m., KGBR (92.7 FM). C o l l e g e F o o t b a l l — Central Florida at Louisville, 5 p.m., ESPN. C anadian F oo tbal l L eag ue — Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m., NBC Sports Network. Major League Baseball — National League Championship Series Game 6, Los Angeles at St. Louis, 5:30 p.m., TBS. Auto Racing — NASCAR Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 500, practice at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Fox Sports 1. Major League Soccer — D.C. United at Sporting Kansas City, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network.
Glide d. Coquille, 25-16, 20-25, 14-25, 25-19, 1511
Skyline League W L Yoncalla 10 1 Camas Valley 8 3 6 5 New Hope 6 6 UVC 5 6 Powers 3 8 Elkton 1 10 Pacific Tuesday’s Scores Elkton d. Powers, 25-22, 25-17, 14-25, 25-23 New Hope d. Camas Valley, 20-25, 25-15, 17-25, 25-14, 15-9 Yoncalla d. UVC, 25-19, 25-19, 25-12
SOCCER Far West League Girls W L T 7 0 1 North Bend 7 1 1 Brookings-Harbor Coquille 6 3 0 Marshfield 2 5 1 Douglas 2 7 0 South Umpqua 0 8 1 Tuesday’s Scores Coquille 1, Douglas 0 Brookings-Harbor 11, South Umpqua 0
Pts 22 22 18 7 6 1
Far West League Boys W 12 10 9 5 4 3 2 0
L 0 2 3 6 7 7 8 12
T 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0
Brookings-Harbor North Bend Coquille Sutherlin Marshfield Pacific Douglas South Umpqua Tuesday’s Scores Coquille 6, Douglas 0 North Bend 7, Pacific 0 Sutherlin 3, Marshfield 1 Brookings-Harbor 13, South Umpqua 0
Pts 36 30 27 16 13 11 8 0
Pro Baseball Division Series
Today High School Cross Country — North Bend and Marshfield at Country Fair Classic, Elmira, 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 High School Volleyball — Far West League: Sutherlin at Marshfield, 6 p.m.; North Bend at Brookings-Harbor, 6 p.m.; Douglas at South Umpqua, 6 p.m. Sunset Conference: Reedsport at Bandon, 6:30 p.m.; Glide at Gold Beach, 7 p.m.; Myrtle Point at Coquille, 6:30 p.m. Skyline League: Powers at Yoncalla, 6 p.m. High School Girls Soccer — Far West League: North Bend at Coquille, 4:30 p.m.; Marshfield at Douglas, 5 p.m. High School Boys Soccer — Far West League: North Bend at Coquille, 2:30 p.m.; Marshfield at Douglas, 3 p.m.; Sutherlin at South Umpqua, 3 p.m.; Pacific at Brookings-Harbor, 4:30 p.m. High School Cross Country — Siuslaw, Coquille, Pacific, Myrtle Point and Gold Beach at Run for the Brownies, 4:30 p.m., Florence. Friday, Oct. 18 High School Football — Far West League: Sutherlin at Marshfield, 7 p.m.; BrookingsHarbor at North Bend, 7 p.m.; South Umpqua at Douglas, 7 p.m. Sunset Conference: Bandon at Reedsport, 7 p.m.; Coquille at Myrtle Point, 7 p.m.; Gold Beach at Glide, 7 p.m. Skyline League: Powers at Butte Falls, 3 p.m. High School Volleyball — Skyline League: Pacific at Camas Valley, 5:30 p.m.
League Championship Series National League Friday, Oct. 11 St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 2, 13 innings Saturday, Oct. 12 St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 0 Monday, Oct. 14 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 0 Tuesday, Oct. 15 St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 2 Today St. Louis (Kelly 10-5) at Los Angeles (Greinke 15-4), 1:07 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 x- Los Angeles at St. Louis, 5:37 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 x-Los Angeles at St. Louis, 5:37 p.m. American League Saturay, Oct. 12 Detroit 1, Boston 0 Sunday, Oct. 13 Boston 6, Detroit 5 Tuesday, Oct. 15 Boston 1, Detroit 0 Wednesday, Oct. 16 Boston (Peavy 12-5) at Detroit (Fister 14-9), 5:07 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 Boston at Detroit, 5:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 x-Detroit at Boston, 1:37 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 x-Detroit at Boston, 5:07 p.m.
High School Results
Boston 000 000 100 — 1 4 0 Detroit 000 000 000 — 0 6 1 Lackey, Breslow (7), Tazawa (8), Uehara (8) and Saltalamacchia; Verlander, Veras (9), Coke (9), Alburquerque (9) and Avila. W—Lackey 1-0. L—Verlander 0-1. Sv—Uehara (1). HRs—Boston, Napoli (1).
Red Sox 1, Tigers 0
Far West League W L 9 2 Sutherlin Marshfield 9 2 Siuslaw 9 3 North Bend 7 4 2 9 Douglas 2 10 South Umpqua Brookings-Harbor 1 11 Tuesday’s Scores Marshfield d. Brookings-Harbor, 25-14, 25-15, 25-11 North Bend d. Siuslaw, 11-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-14 Sutherlin d. South Umpqua, 25-23, 10-25, 2520, 25-22
Sunset Conference W 9 8 5 4 1 0
L 0 1 4 5 8 9
Glide Reedsport Myrtle Point Bandon Coquille Gold Beach Tuesday’s Scores Reedsport d. Gold Beach, 25-7, 25-8, 25-8 Myrtle Point d. Bandon, 25-14, 22-25, 25-23, 1725, 16-14
Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2 St. Louis 003 000 100 — 4 6 0 Los Angeles 000 200 000 — 2 8 1 Lynn, Maness (6), Ca.Martinez (7), Rosenthal (9) and Y.Molina; Nolasco, Withrow (5), Howell (7), Belisario (8), Marmol (8) and A.Ellis. W—Lynn 2-0. L—Nolasco 0-1. Sv—Rosenthal (2). HRs—St. Louis, Holliday (1), S.Robinson (1).
Pro Football NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L 5 1 New England Miami 3 2 3 3 N.Y. Jets Buffalo 2 4 South W L Indianapolis 4 2 Tennessee 3 3
T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0
Pct .833 .600 .500 .333 Pct .667 .500
PF 125 114 104 136 PF 148 128
PA 97 117 135 157 PA 98 115
Houston 2 4 0 .333 106 0 6 0 .000 70 Jacksonville North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 4 2 0 .667 121 3 3 0 .500 134 Baltimore 3 3 0 .500 118 Cleveland Pittsburgh 1 4 0 .200 88 West W L T Pct PF 6 0 0 1.000 152 Kansas City Denver 6 0 0 1.000 265 San Diego 3 3 0 .500 144 2 4 0 .333 105 Oakland NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF 3 3 0 .500 166 Philadelphia Dallas 3 3 0 .500 183 Washington 1 4 0 .200 107 N.Y. Giants 0 6 0 .000 103 South W L T Pct PF 5 1 0 .833 161 New Orleans Carolina 2 3 0 .400 109 1 4 0 .200 122 Atlanta Tampa Bay 0 5 0 .000 64 North W L T Pct PF 4 2 0 .667 162 Detroit Chicago 4 2 0 .667 172 3 2 0 .600 137 Green Bay Minnesota 1 4 0 .200 125 West W L T Pct PF 5 1 0 .833 157 Seattle San Francisco 4 2 0 .667 145 3 3 0 .500 141 St. Louis Arizona 3 3 0 .500 111 Thursday, Oct. 17 Seattle at Arizona, 5:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 10 a.m. Chicago at Washington, 10 a.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 10 a.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 10 a.m. Buffalo at Miami, 10 a.m. St. Louis at Carolina, 10 a.m. Cincinnati at Detroit, 10 a.m. San Diego at Jacksonville, 10 a.m. San Francisco at Tennessee, 1:05 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 1:25 p.m. Cleveland at Green Bay, 1:25 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 1:25 p.m. Denver at Indianapolis, 5:30 p.m. Open: New Orleans, Oakland Monday, Oct. 21 Minnesota at N.Y. Giants, 5:40 p.m.
177 198 PA 111 129 125 116 PA 65 158 138 132 PA 179 152 143 209 PA 103 68 134 101 PA 140 161 114 158 PA 94 118 154 127
Individual Leaders AFC Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int 240 178 2179 22 2 P. Manning, DEN P. Rivers, SND 223 162 1847 14 5 Locker, TEN 111 69 721 6 0 Luck, IND 186 115 1346 7 3 Roethlisberger, PIT 192 126 1495 6 5 Dalton, CIN 215 140 1552 8 6 182 114 1383 6 5 Tannehill, MIA 138 89 1061 5 5 Pryor, OAK Hoyer, CLE 96 57 615 5 3 Ale. Smith, KAN 216 122 1330 7 3 Rushers Att Yds Avg LG TD A. Foster, HOU 117 531 4.54 23 1 J. Charles, KAN 114 475 4.17 24 5 Moreno, DEN 80 373 4.66 25t 7 87 360 4.14 27 1 B. Powell, NYJ 84 351 4.18 54t 1 Spiller, BUF F. Jackson, BUF 75 344 4.59 59 4 Ry. Mathews, SND 89 336 3.78 20 0 Chr. Johnson, TEN 106 327 3.08 23 0 T. Richardson, IND 92 296 3.22 16 2 89 295 3.31 25 3 Green-Ellis, CIN Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD And. Johnson, HOU 44 495 11.3 27 0 41 498 12.1 45 2 An. Brown, PIT Edelman, NWE 41 411 10.0 44 2 Cameron, CLE 38 460 12.1 53 5 De. Thomas, DEN 37 528 14.3 78t 4 A.. Green, CIN 37 464 12.5 54 4 37 378 10.2 33 8 Welker, DEN 36 466 12.9 56t 2 A. Gates, SND Woodhead, SND 36 267 7.4 26t 3 Decker, DEN 34 477 14.0 61 2 Punters No Yds LG Avg Fields, MIA 25 1265 66 50.6 M. King, OAK 33 1633 66 49.5 27 1271 61 47.1 Lechler, HOU 40 1870 61 46.8 Anger, JAX Malone, NYJ 16 740 84 46.3 S. Powell, BUF 35 1613 66 46.1 Ry. Allen, NWE 34 1551 65 45.6 Koch, BAL 40 1818 61 45.5 McAfee, IND 21 949 60 45.2 22 991 56 45.0 Quigley, NYJ Punt Returners No Yds Avg LG TD Doss, BAL 14 255 18.2 82t 1 Holliday, DEN 15 201 13.4 81t 1 20 246 12.3 79t 1 Benjamin, CLE McCluster, KAN 27 317 11.7 89t 1 Edelman, NWE 18 196 10.9 24 0 Kerley, NYJ 12 108 9.0 24 0 8 72 9.0 29 0 Br. Tate, CIN Reynaud, TEN 16 136 8.5 35 0 P. Adams, OAK 8 59 7.4 30 0 8 56 7.0 40 0 An. Brown, PIT Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LG TD K. Martin, HOU 20 526 26.3 49 0 Thigpen, MIA 10 262 26.2 38 0 11 282 25.6 40 0 Reynaud, TEN
D. Reed, IND Br. Tate, CIN F. Jones, PIT C. Gates, NYJ J. Ford, OAK
11 276 25.1 31 13 320 24.6 32 9 217 24.1 34 9 209 23.2 36 11 253 23.0 30 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret 8 0 0 8 Welker, DEN 7 5 2 0 J. Charles, KAN 0 0 7 7 Moreno, DEN 7 0 7 0 Ju. Thomas, DEN Cameron, CLE 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 0 Royal, SND Bernard, CIN 4 2 2 0 4 0 0 4 A.. Green, CIN F. Jackson, BUF 4 4 0 0 4 0 0 4 De. Moore, OAK Kicking PAT FG LG M. Prater, DEN 34-34 9-9 53 Gostkowski, NWE 11-11 16-17 54 Novak, SND 15-15 13-15 50 Succop, KAN 17-17 11-13 51 Tucker, BAL 14-14 12-14 50 Vinatieri, IND 14-14 12-14 51 D. Carpenter, BUF 12-12 12-13 55 Folk, NYJ 9-9 13-13 48 Bironas, TEN 14-14 10-13 47 Sturgis, MIA 12-12 10-11 54
0 0 0 0 0 Pts 48 42 42 42 30 30 24 24 24 24 Pts 61 59 54 50 50 50 48 48 44 42
NFC Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int Romo, DAL 218 153 1693 14 3 Brees, NOR 237 157 1958 14 5 A. Rodgers, GBY 184 118 1646 10 4 218 151 1649 10 3 M. Ryan, ATL Cutler, CHI 217 143 1630 12 6 M. Stafford, DET 239 150 1772 12 4 R. Wilson, SEA 158 97 1254 8 4 232 138 1432 13 3 S. Bradford, STL Vick, PHL 132 71 1185 5 2 C. Newton, CAR 153 93 1127 9 5 Rushers Att Yds Avg LG TD L. McCoy, PHL 123 630 5.12 41t 3 Lynch, SEA 117 487 4.16 43 5 A. Peterson, MIN 102 483 4.74 78t 5 Gore, SNF 103 477 4.63 34t 3 Forte, CHI 100 442 4.42 55 3 D. Murray, DAL 91 428 4.70 41 3 D. Martin, TAM 116 409 3.53 28 1 De. Williams, CAR 91 394 4.33 27 0 A. Morris, WAS 72 377 5.24 45t 3 Re. Bush, DET 78 376 4.82 39 1 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD 41 580 14.1 81t 2 Ju. Jones, ATL B. Marshall, CHI 40 465 11.6 41 5 J. Graham, NOR 37 593 16.0 56t 6 35 541 15.5 70t 4 Cruz, NYG 35 408 11.7 44 2 Garcon, WAS De. Jackson, PHL 34 589 17.3 61t 5 34 459 13.5 79 6 D. Bryant, DAL 33 339 10.3 25 3 Gonzalez, ATL Forte, CHI 33 244 7.4 24 0 Sproles, NOR 32 366 11.4 48 1 Punters No Yds LG Avg S. Martin, DET 29 1418 72 48.9 A. Lee, SNF 33 1603 62 48.6 21 998 61 47.5 Masthay, GBY Bosher, ATL 19 901 63 47.4 Weatherford, NYG 32 1516 60 47.4 Morstead, NOR 24 1126 61 46.9 19 887 63 46.7 Nortman, CAR Locke, MIN 23 1072 65 46.6 Chr. Jones, DAL 25 1150 62 46.0 35 1594 63 45.5 Hekker, STL Punt Returners No Yds Avg LG TD Dw. Harris, DAL 8 189 23.6 86t 1 G. Tate, SEA 17 201 11.8 33 0 Page, TAM 10 114 11.4 40 0 Hyde, GBY 7 75 10.7 23 0 Ginn Jr., CAR 8 70 8.8 12 0 Sproles, NOR 15 124 8.3 28 0 Dam. Johnson, PHL 9 74 8.2 21 0 Spurlock, DET 16 127 7.9 57 0 Ky. Williams, SNF 8 57 7.1 22 0 R. Randle, NYG 12 76 6.3 14 0 Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LG TD Dw. Harris, DAL 9 312 34.7 90 0 C. Patterson, MIN 12 406 33.8 105t 1 19 575 30.3 80 0 Hester, CHI Dam. Johnson, PHL 14 362 25.9 33 0 Be. Cunningham, STL 12 299 24.9 32 0 7 174 24.9 38 0 Ginn Jr., CAR 9 222 24.7 31 0 D. Wilson, NYG 8 161 20.1 24 0 Sproles, NOR C. Thompson, WAS 8 160 20.0 28 0 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret Pts D. Bryant, DAL 6 0 6 0 36 6 0 6 0 36 Ve. Davis, SNF 6 0 36 0 6 J. Graham, NOR Lynch, SEA 6 5 1 0 36 6 5 1 0 36 A. Peterson, MIN 5 0 32 0 5 B. Marshall, CHI Fauria, DET 5 0 5 0 30 De. Jackson, PHL 5 0 5 0 30 0 4 0 24 4 Cruz, NYG 4 0 4 0 24 Fitzgerald, ARI Kicking PAT FG LG Pts 17-17 14-16 48 59 Hartley, NOR Hauschka, SEA 15-15 14-15 48 57 Henery, PHL 17-17 13-16 48 56 Crosby, GBY 14-14 13-14 52 53 19-19 10-12 53 49 D. Bailey, DAL
18-18 10-12 16-17 10-10 17-17 8-11 14-14 9-10 14-14 9-9
53 58 44 54 48
48 46 41 41 41
Pro Basketball NBA Preseason Tuesday’s Games Golden State 100, L.A. Lakers 95 Washington 100, Miami 82 Charlotte 92, Cleveland 74 Brooklyn 82, Boston 80 Memphis 102, Milwaukee 99 Oklahoma City 109, Denver 81 L.A. Clippers 102, Phoenix 96 Today’s Games Boston at Toronto, 4 p.m. Dallas at Indiana, 4 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 5 p.m. Orlando at Houston, 5 p.m. Portland at Utah, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games Philadelphia at Charlotte, 8 a.m. New York vs. Washington, 4 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 4 p.m. San Antonio at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. New Orleans vs. Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. Miami at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 7 p.m.
World Cup World Cup Qualifiers
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Toronto 7 6 1 0 12 27 16 Detroit 7 5 2 0 10 18 16 Montreal 6 4 2 0 8 20 10 Tampa Bay 6 4 2 0 8 23 15 Boston 5 3 2 0 6 12 8 Ottawa 6 2 2 2 6 15 19 Florida 7 2 5 0 4 16 28 Buffalo 8 1 6 1 3 11 21 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 6 5 1 0 10 23 15 7 2 2 3 7 15 21 Carolina N.Y. Islanders 6 2 2 2 6 19 17 5 2 3 0 4 12 12 Columbus Washington 6 2 4 0 4 17 22 New Jersey 6 0 3 3 3 11 21 N.Y. Rangers 5 1 4 0 2 9 25 Philadelphia 7 1 6 0 2 10 20 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 6 6 0 0 12 21 6 Chicago 6 4 1 1 9 18 15 St. Louis 5 4 1 0 8 21 13 7 3 2 2 8 17 17 Minnesota Nashville 6 3 3 0 6 13 18 7 3 4 0 6 17 19 Winnipeg Dallas 5 2 3 0 4 11 14 Pacific GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 6 6 0 0 12 30 9 Phoenix 7 4 2 1 9 20 21 5 4 1 0 8 18 12 Anaheim Calgary 5 3 0 2 8 18 17 7 4 3 0 8 20 22 Vancouver Los Angeles 7 4 3 0 8 17 19 7 1 5 1 3 21 32 Edmonton NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Buffalo 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO Chicago 3, Carolina 2, SO Toronto 4, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 2 Tampa Bay 5, Los Angeles 1 Detroit 2, Columbus 1 San Jose 6, St. Louis 2 Nashville 4, Florida 3 Montreal 3, Winnipeg 0 Colorado 3, Dallas 2 Ottawa 4, Phoenix 3, OT Today’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 5 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games Vancouver at Buffalo, 4 p.m. Carolina at Toronto, 4 p.m. Edmonton at N.Y. Islanders, 4 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Columbus at Montreal, 4:30 p.m. New Jersey at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m. Boston at Florida, 4:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 5 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Colorado, 6 p.m.
Pro Soccer Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W 15 x-New York 15 x-Sporting KC 13 Houston 13 Montreal Chicago 13
L 9 10 10 11 12
T 8 7 9 7 7
Pts 53 52 48 46 46
GF 50 44 39 48 44
GA 39 29 37 46 47
NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN — Costa Rica, Honduras, United States EUROPE — Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland SOUTH AMERICA — Argentina, Brazil (host), Chile, Colombia, Ecuador ASIA — Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea
Transactions BASEBALL National League COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms with manager Walt Weiss on a three-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association SACRAMENTO KINGS — Waived F DeQuan Jones and G Brandon Heath. SAN ANTONIO SPURS — Waived C Marcus Cousin, G Myck Kabongo and F Corey Maggette. Women’s National Basketball Association TULSA SHOCK — Fired coach Gary Kloppenburg. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OL Mark Asper from the practice squad. Released OL Colin Brown. Signed OL Bryant Browning and LB Jacquies Smith to the practice squad. Released DE Jamie Blatnick from the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed DE Jarius Wynn. Released DT David Carter and CB Chris Greenwood. DENVER BRONCOS — Signed WR Tavarres King from the practice squad. Waived LB Adrian Robinson. DETROIT LIONS — Signed TE Dorin Dickerson. Released WR Patrick Edwards. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Placed WR Randall Cobb on injured reserve-return. Placed OL Greg Van Roten on injured reserve. Signed TE Jake Stoneburner and Myles White from the practice squad. Signed LB Victor Aiyewa to the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Added CB Vernon Kearney to the practice squad roster. NEW YORK GIANTS — Waived/injured RB Da’Rel Scott. Terminated the practice squad contract of LB Darin Drakeford. NEW YORK JETS — Signed WR-KR Josh Cribbs and WR Greg Salas from Philadelphia’s practice squad. Placed WR Clyde Gates and RB Mike Goodson on injured reserve. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Placed OT Levi Brown and TE-FB David Johnson on injured reserve. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB Josh Hull, LS Kyle Nelson and S Trenton Robinson. Placed LB Bryan Kehl and LS Nick Sundberg on injured reserve. Waived S Jordan Pugh. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Buffalo F Patrick Kaleta 10 games for an illegal check to the head of Columbus D Jack Johnson during an Oct. 10 game. Fined Washington Capitals F Jason Chimera $4,487.18 for boarding Edmonton Oilers D Justin Schultz on Monday, Oct. 14 game. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Fined Seattle Sounders FC $5,000 for violating the League’s mass confrontation policy in the 74th minute of an Oct. 13 game vs. Portland. Fined Seattle coach Sigi Schmid $1,000 because this is the club’s second infraction this year.
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Sports Rockies give Weiss extension THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — Despite another last-place finish, the Colorado Rockies liked what manager Walt Weiss did with a banged-up team in his rookie season as manager and rewarded him with a threeyear contract. Weiss went 74-88, a 10game improvement over the previous season, a f t e r leaving his head coaching job at Regis Jesuit High School last fall. He managed on a oneyear deal with the Rockies in 2013 after Jim Tracy stepped down following a 64-98 season in 2012. Now, there are no more questions about his security.
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UCLA wide receiver Jordan Payton, left, makes a catch as California defensive back Adrian Lee tackles him during the first half Saturday.
Utah upset jumbles Pac-12 race PHOENIX (AP) — Stanford had been considered a national title contender, right there with teams like Alabama, Oregon, Clemson and Ohio State. One disappointing weekend in Salt Lake City changed the Cardinal’s outlook quickly, leaving them looking up in the Pac-12 North Division. Of course, Stanford has been there before. The Cardinal lost to Washington early last season, dropped a game to Notre Dame and went on to win the Pac-12 Championship and the Rose Bowl. “It’s about perspective and understanding where we are and what we need to do,” Stanford coach David Shaw said during the Pac-12 coaches’ conference call Tuesday. “We have a mature group and I still need to make sure our focus is on what’s important, remind them where they have been all year, not worry about what other people say.” Stanford (5-1, 3-1) had been in command before last weekend, steady at No. 5 in The Associated Press poll after five opening wins this year extended its winning streak to 13 games over two seasons. Expected to roll over Utah, the Cardinal fell short in a late rally and lost 27-21. The outcome gave the Utes their biggest home upset and jumbled the Pac-12. Nearing the midpoint of the season, the conference has two undefeated
teams at the top — Oregon and UCLA — and a large group of closely-matched teams fighting for spots in the pecking order. It’s definitely going to be an interesting final two months before the Pac-12 championship game Dec. 7. “I’ve been a Pac 10/12 coach for the past 10 years and I think it’s the best it’s ever been top to bottom,” Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said. “There’s a bunch of really talented coaching staffs, a bunch of bigger, faster stronger athletes across the board in every phase.” Helfrich”s second-ranked Ducks (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) have clearly been the class of the conference so far, winning games by an average of 47 points a game while piling up more yards and points than all but one team in the country. The Ducks, who are tied for first in the North with Oregon State (5-1, 3-0), are expected to keep rolling this weekend. They are a 38-point favorite over Washington State on Saturday. The Beavers, who bounced back from a opening loss to Eastern Washington, will look to extend their winning streak to six games against struggling California. In the South, No. 9 UCLA has been the team to beat, winning its first five, including conference-opening victories over Utah and California the past two weeks.
The Bruins’ road gets a bit tougher, though. Saturday’s game is against No. 13 Stanford in a rematch of last year’s Pac-12 championship game, with Oregon on deck after that. “We’re only thinking about this week, playing Stanford, so it’s an opportunity for us to on the road, play a very, very good football team, a team that beat us in the Pac-12 championship game last year, a team we have a lot of respect for,” UCLA coach Jim Mora said. Another opportunity awaits in the desert Saturday when No. 20 Washington faces Arizona State. After cruising through their first four games, the Huskies lost to Stanford and Oregon, dropping them to 1-2 in the Pac-12. Arizona State stumbled a couple of times during a tough four-game stretch but bounced back to crush Colorado 5413 last weekend. At 2-1 in conference, Sun Devils are still in the mix of the Pac-12 South race, a game behind UCLA, so it will be a huge game for both teams. “We’ve talked to our players about it,” Arizona State coach Todd Graham said. “This is a single-elimination tournament and we control our own destiny right now, so this is a must-win situation for us.” The way the conference is shaking out, every game is turning into a mustwin.
Stanford regroups for UCLA on Saturday STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach David Shaw gathered his players for a team meeting this week to make sure they had moved on from the loss at Utah and were focused on what’s ahead. Shaw sure hopes the message sticks. Stanford’s next five games are against Pac-12 opponents. The difficult stretch will either launch the defending conference champion Cardinal back to the league title game or bury them this season. No. 9 UCLA (5-0, 2-0) visits No. 13 Stanford (5-1, 31) on Saturday in a rematch of the Pac-12 championship game. The Cardinal play at Oregon State next week and host second-ranked Oregon on Nov. 7. “The first word I used is perspective,” Shaw said Tuesday. “Let’s look at where we are. Let’s look at how we got here. Let’s look at where we’re going. That’s the most important thing for me. In order to really go forward, you have to look at where you are.” At the moment, Stanford is at a turning point. The Cardinal are third in the Pac-12 North standings behind Oregon and Oregon State but still control where they finish. In all likelihood, though, that will no longer be
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Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery carries the ball as Utah defensive back Eric Rowe pursues during the second half Saturday. in the BCS championship game. No one-loss team from the Pac-12 has ever played in the BCS championship game. And no team has won the Pac-12 with two league losses since Southern California in 2007, meaning Stanford probably has no room for error. “It’s going to be hard. I believe our guys are up to the challenge,” Shaw said. “They know that we need a better performance every week here on out than we had last Saturday.” Stanford had been steady at No. 5 in The Associated Press poll before losing 27-21 at Utah last weekend.
Any aura of invincibility the Cardinal carried the last calendar year is shattered. So is that 13-game winning streak and Kevin Hogan’s perfect record as the starting quarterback (he’s now 10-1). Stanford’s once dominant defense has slipped into mediocrity in recent weeks as injuries have piled up on the defensive line. Stanford is sixth in the Pac-12 in scoring defense, giving up 22.2 points per game. The offense’s regression has been a more troubling trend. Hogan has been solid but not spectacular the last two weeks, finishing 15-of-27 passing for 246 yards and a
touchdown against Utah. He also fumbled once. Stanford is sixth in scoring offense (36.2 points) but 11th in total offense (404.2 yards) in the conference. And yet, Shaw noted his team still had every chance to win in Salt Lake City. The Cardinal, who had 143 yards rushing and averaged 4.9 yards per carry against the Utes, faced thirdand-2 from Utah’s 6-yard line on the final drive. Hogan tossed two incompletions to quickly end Stanford’s rally. Shaw said he didn’t spend any time second-guessing the calls. “Every play call that doesn’t work gets secondguessed, and I can’t worry about that,” he said. “We’ve won a lot of close games here, and we called good plays in those games. And the games that we don’t win, the playcalling gets second-guessed, and I don’t lose a bit of sleep over it because you prepare, you train your guys and you call the plays that you think are going to work.” What the Cardinal are counting on is the ability they’ve shown under Shaw — and his predecessor, Jim Harbaugh — to respond from losses. Stanford hasn’t dropped consecutive games since October 2009, when the Cardinal lost at Oregon State and at Arizona.
time ACC teams ranked in the top 5 have played. The showdown has become mustsee television. Even Fisher finally acknowledged the magnitude of game. “It’s very important in the national title hunt, it’s very important in the Atlantic Division, in the ACC, all those things,” Fisher said. “That’s why you come to Florida State, to be in those games, to be in those positions. “You’ve got to manage it but you’ve got to embrace it at the same time. You’ve got to understand the implications of the game, but it’s not a one
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach John Fox is agitated with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for taking what he called a cheap shot at quarterback Peyton Manning. Fox used his weekly SiriusXM NFL Radio appearance to criticize the Colts’ owner for sounding ungrateful for all Manning did for his team and city, including winning a Super Bowl in 2007. Irsay told USA Today in an interview that the Colts turned to Andrew Luck two years ago and fired Manning rather than pay him a $28 million roster bonus because they were looking for more playoff success. Fox normally isn’t one to criticize anyone in public, but Irsay’s comments clearly struck a nerve. The Broncos visit the Colts on Sunday night in Manning’s first return to Indianapolis since his tearyeyed goodbye news conference alongside Irsay in March 2012.
Denver is unanimous pick for top ranking NEW YORK — It’s unanimous for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, even after their shakiest performance of the season. Denver received all 12 first-place votes for the first time in the AP Pro32 rankings. The Broncos (6-0) struggled with winless Jacksonville until scoring the last two touchdowns in a 3519 victory Sunday. Manning matched his season low with two TD passes against the Jaguars but still has a record 22 through six games heading into Sunday night’s return to Indianapolis, where Andrew Luck is in charge of the Colts’ offense now. No. 2 Seattle (5-1) and third-ranked Kansas City (60) are separated by just two points. Both teams moved up one spot. New England jumped from seventh to fourth after handing New Orleans its first loss. The Saints, who were second a week ago, dropped to fifth.
Steelers lose new tackle Brown to torn triceps
PITTSBURGH — Levi Brown’s tenure at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers is over before it even began. The Steelers placed Brown on injured reserve, two days after Brown tore a triceps while warming up before a 19-6 victory over the Jets. Brown, acquired from the Arizona Cardinals last week, will need surgery and is done for the year. The Steelers (1-4) also lost tight end David Johnson for the year with a wrist injury. This is the second straight season Johnson is headed to the injured reserve. Johnson game season, but it’s a very, very impor- didn’t even play in 2012 due tant game for what we want to do and to a torn ACL in his right our goals and what we want to reach. ... knee. We understand that part of it, too. But keep it in perspective and let it be what HOCKEY it is and enjoy the moment. Don’t worry NHL levies 10-game about the moment, enjoy it.” This game has drawn the kind of suspension to Kaleta national interest the conference hasn’t UNIONDALE, N.Y. — had in a while. The league has been Buffalo Sabres forward heavily criticized for its quality of play Patrick Kaleta has been susrecently, but this game has dominated pended by the NHL for 10 headlines. games for an illegal check to No matter who wins, the ACC can’t the head of Columbus Blue lose. Jackets defenseman Jack
ACC showdown grabs national spotlight TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Everyone at Florida State has tried to downplay this week’s showdown at Clemson. Coach Jimbo Fisher has done his best to sell the it’s-just-another-game line. Players were well-coached and did a nice job of practicing the art of omerta when asked about the matchup between the fifth-ranked Seminoles and No. 3 Tigers. Everyone tried, but there is no denying what will be one of the most significant games in Atlantic Coast Conference history. It’s only the fourth
PRO FOOTBALL Irsay’s comments draw the wrath of Fox
Johnson last week. The punishment, which will cost Kaleta $152,439 in lost salary, was handed down by the league’s Department of Player Safety. Kaleta is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players’ association. Kaleta was suspended for five games last season after he shoved New York Rangers center Brad Richards from behind and into the boards. That ban cost Kaleta $72,000 in salary. Kaleta was suspended two other times earlier in his career.
NBA Utah rookie Burke has surgery on broken finger SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke has undergone surgery to repair his fractured right index finger. Burke, the ninth overall pick in this year’s NBA draft who was acquired in a trade with Minnesota, will wear a cast or splint for the next three weeks before being reevaluated. Widely expected to start for the Jazz, Burke averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals for Michigan last season, helping the Wolverines to the NCAA title game. Burke broke his finger during last Saturday night’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
WNBA Tulsa fires coach after second losing season TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Shock fired head coach Gary Kloppenburg and his assistants after two seasons with the struggling team. Kloppenburg was hired in January 2012 and inherited a team that had gone 9-59 in its two years in Tulsa. During Kloppenburg’s tenure, the team went 20-49. Shock President Steve Swetoha says the team is searching for a new coach for the 2014 season.
GOLF Rose takes early lead in Grand Slam of Golf SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — U.S. Open champion Justin Rose shot a 4under 67 on Tuesday for a two-shot lead over Jason Dufner in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. The 36-hole exhibition is for the four major champions this year. British Open champion Phil Mickelson chose not to play and was replaced at Port Royal Golf Course by Padraig Harrington. Rose took the lead from the start despite a wayward tee shot. From the adjacent second fairway, unable to see the green, Rose hit a 6-iron from 186 yards within a foot for a birdie. He added three more birdies on the front nine. Rose made two bogeys in the wind on the back nine. Dufner, the PGA champion, had a 69. Masters champion Adam Scott shot 70, while Harrington opened with a 74.
AUTO RACING Andretti finds new sponsor for race MILWAUKEE — Andretti Sports Marketing announced Wednesday it has signed ABC Supply Co. Inc. as title sponsor of the IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile, which will run on Aug. 17 next season. ABC Supply signed a twoyear sponsorship agreement with the Andretti group for Milwaukee IndyFest at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. Andretti revived IndyCar at the Milwaukee Mile in 2012 when the race was in danger of falling off the schedule. But the event lacked a title sponsor and Michael Andretti said he could not keep promoting the race without financial backing. The backing from ABC Supply, a building supplies company, ensures Milwaukee remains on the IndyCar calendar another two seasons. Andretti also said Indy Lights and the Pro Mazda Championship will run during the Aug. 16-17 event.