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Let’s talk about sex Coos Bay schools to review sex education curriculum ■
BY CHELSEA DAVIS The World
COOS BAY — It’s time to take another look at Coos Bay schools’ sex education curriculum. Every three years, the school district reviews its human sexuality education courses. The school board takes input from parents, teachers, school administrators, community representatives and medical professionals to form the curriculum content. Coos Bay school board and superintendent secretary Peggy Ahlgrim noted that this review was not prompted by a complaint. It’s board policy to review the curriculum every three years and get public input. “Nothing triggered it,” she said. “It’s just part of the review process of curriculum to make sure we’re presenting the most accurate and up-to-date information for our students.” Superintendent Dawn Granger said after reviewing board policy she realized the board had not reviewed the sex education curriculum in more than three years, prompting this review. While the district’s policy is to stress abstinence, “other methods for preventing unintended pregnancy, HIV infection, hepatitis B/C infection and other sexually transmitted diseases” should not be ignored. “Such courses are to acknowledge the value of abstinence while not devaluing or ignoring those students who have had or are having sexual relationships,” according to the policy. “Further, sexuality education materials, including instructional strategies and activities must not, in any way, use shame or fear-based tactics.” Sex education has changed drastically over the years. Some schools that used to teach an abstinence-only curriculum have since become more open to teaching different birth control options. “I’m sure it has changed over time; most things do,” said Curriculum Secretary Denese Hale of Coos Bay schools’ sex education curriculum. Marshfield High Principal Doug Holland said so far this school year, two students have transferred to Harding Learning Center’s Teen Parent Program and another is considering making the switch next semester. SEE CURRICULUM | A8
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Neeko, a 2-year-old German shepherd, is the newest addition to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office. The agency hasn’t had a patrol K-9 since 1983.
Bad guys beware Sheriff’s office has patrol K-9 for the first time in 30 years BY THOMAS MORIARTY The World
For the first time in 30 years, a patrol K-9 has joined the ranks of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office. “Neeko,” a 2-year-old black German shepherd, began his duties Monday with human partner Deputy Adam Slater. Slater, who has spent time with the Bandon Police Department and the Confederated Tribal Police in addition to the sheriff’s office, just returned with Neeko from basic canine training in Virginia. Neeko’s purchase was enabled by the Bureau of Land Management, whose Coos County lands Slater is assigned to patrol. “It’s kind of cool how this whole
thing came to be,” he said. The sheriff ’s office first approached the federal agency about funding a K-9 program in 2012. “I ended up testifying before the Resources Advisory Committee,” Slater said. The committee approved the project, and BLM picked up the $22,000 bill for the dog, K-9 school and operational equipment. The sheriff’s office will pay for Neeko’s care and feeding. The agency has had dogs before. Sheriff Craig Zanni had two different drug detection dogs during his time as a deputy. SEE NEEKO | A8
Neeko, a new patrol K-9, rides around town with Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Slater to get acclimated before he starts working Dec. 2.
Biggest test for health care site is still coming
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The first pieces of steel for the new Coos Historical & Maritime Museum in Coos Bay went up Monday. The skyline is starting to change along the site on Front Street as the construction continues on the museum project. The 11,000-square-foot museum is expected to open in the fall of 2014.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s new and improved health care website faces yet another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. If HealthCare.gov becomes overwhelmed by an expected year-end crunch, many Americans will be left facing a break in their insurance coverage. Until now, the main damage from the website’s technology woes has been to Obama’s poll ratings. But if it chokes again, it will be everyday people feeling the consequences. Some of those at risk are among the more than 4 million consumers whose individual policies have been canceled because the coverage didn’t comply with requirements of the new health care law. A smaller number, several hundred thousand, are in federal and state programs for people whose health problems already were a barrier to getting private insurance before the overhaul. “The chances are almost 100 percent that someone who would like to continue coverage next year, and intends to secure it, is not going to
Cover Oregon boss is taking a leave of absence PORTLAND (AP) — The embattled director of Oregon’s problem-plagued health insurance exchange said Monday that he’ll be taking a leave of absence for medical reasons. The board of Cover Oregon approved up to 12 weeks of medical leave for Rocky King, who came under fire when the online enrollment system wasn’t ready to launch on schedule in October. Oregon Health Authority Director Bruce Goldberg will immediately serve as Cover Oregon’s interim director, and a SEE OREGON | A8
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Report points to power loss in dunes plane crash Pilot did not have medical certificate ■
LAKESIDE — Loss of power appeared to be the main cause of an airplane crash Nov. 17 in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, officials said. A preliminary report released from the National Transportation Safety Board last week said the pilot, Ron Schick of North Bend, had a private pilot certificate and 750 hours of flight experience, including 80 hours in Avid Flyer “A” model airplanes. The airplane was a “C” model, home-built Richard S. Duncan Avid Flyer. Schick had two hours experience with the plane. Though at least a thirdclass medical certificate is generally required for all pilots, the report indicated the pilot had allowed his certificate to expire “because he only flew light sport aircraft.”
Flying out of the Lakeside State Airport, Schick was conducting primarily a pleasure flight with no Federal Aviation Administration flight plan. After trying to restart the plane without luck, Schick decided to land the plane on the dunes. It sustained damage to the fuselage and cockpit area. Schick’s only passenger, Rich Smith of Lakeside, was seriously injured. Schick had minor injuries,the report said. Smith had an FAA mechanic certificate with airframe, powerplant and inspection authorization ratings, as well as a flight instructor certificate. He was interested in purchasing the plane and was the pilot’s mechanic, the report said. The report added that according to the pilot’s statements, the plane that crashed had about 150 hours in service and about five hours since a recent engine overhaul.
Meetings TODAY Bay Area Health District — 5:30 p.m., Bay Area Hospital, 1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay; education session. Bay Area Health District — 6:30 p.m., Bay Area Hospital, 1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay; regular meeting. Myrtle Point Public Library Foundation — 7 p.m., Flora M. Laird Memorial Library, 435 Fifth St., Myrtle Point; regular meeting. Coos Bay City Council — 7 p.m., city hall, 500 Central Ave., Coos Bay; regular meeting.
Coos Bay Urban Renewal Agency — 7:30 p.m., city hall, 500 Central Ave., Coos Bay; regular meeting.
WEDNESDAY Lower Umpqua Hospital — 7:30 a.m., Lower Umpqua Hospital, conference room, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport; regular meeting. Lighthouse School Board — 7 p.m., Lighthouse School, 93670 Viking Way, Hauser; regular meeting.
THURSDAY, DEC. 5 Coos Bay Tree Board — 4 p.m., city hall, 500 Central Ave., Coos Bay; regular meeting.
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TODAY Annual Holiday Art Sale 10 a.m.4 p.m., SWOCC Eden Hall, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Oneof-a-kind art and pastries by OCCI students. Books Are Fun Sale 10 a.m.5 p.m., Coquille Valley Hospital physical therapy room, 940 East Fifth St., Coquille. Great selection from leading publishers. 541 396-1062 UDC Member Shopping Day 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Umpqua Discovery Center, 409 Riverfront Way, Reedsport. Bread Booth and Ladies Night at Hennick’s noon-6 p.m., Hennick’s Home Center, 88296 Highway 42S, Bandon. Sponsored by the Presbyterian Women of Bandon. Proceeds benefit local organizations. Ladies Night 4-6:30 p.m., Refreshments and prizes. Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit www.shoreacres.net for the entertainment schedule. Shield’s Family Christmas Village 6-10 p.m., Old Charleston School, 64065 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. 541-8883268 SWOCC Community Orchestra Concert 7 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Under the direction of Mark Allen. Free, but food donations for Van Jam and/or donations to the music department appreciated.
WEDNESDAY Books Are Fun Sale 7 a.m.2 p.m., Coquille Valley Hospital physical therapy room, 940 East Fifth St., Coquille. Great selection from leading publishers. 541 396-1062 Annual Holiday Art Sale 10 a.m.4 p.m., SWOCC Eden Hall, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Oneof-a-kind art and pastries by OCCI students.
Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit www.shoreacres.net for the entertainment schedule. Heritage Hall Ground Breaking Ceremony 5 p.m., Pirate Palace at Marshfield High School, 10th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay. Shield’s Family Christmas Village 6-10 p.m., Old Charleston School, 64065 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. 541-8883268 SWOCC Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert 7 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Under the direction of Charlotte Pierce. Free, but food donations for Van Jam and/or donations to the music department appreciated. Lab Band Program Big Band Christmas CD Program 7 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Evolution will be featured with special guests under the direction of Mike Turner. Free admission to the year-end event, donations appreciated. 541-751-0221
THURSDAY Annual Holiday Art Sale 10 a.m.4 p.m., SWOCC Eden Hall, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Oneof-a-kind art and pastries by OCCI students. 7th Annual Classical Glass Holiday Sale and Open House 47 p.m., Classical Glass Stained Glass Studio, 2269 Broadway, North Bend. Featured: Lucy Varoujean glass pieces, Polouse Pottery and fused glass art by Cheryl Reed. 541756-7301 Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit www.shoreacres.net for the entertainment schedule. Shield’s Family Christmas Village 6-10 p.m., Old Charleston
School, 64065 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. 541-8883268 Community Christmas Concert 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2511 Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Guest choirs: St. Monica Catholic Church of Coos Bay and the United Presbyterian Church of Reedsport. Guest performances by Diane Beggs and Allie West. The Festival of Trees Auction 7 p.m. The Mill Casino-Hotel Salmon Room, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the auction begins at 7:15 p.m. 541-2978287
52nd Annual Holiday Bazaar 4-8 p.m. Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. Canned food donations accepted. Raffles, door prizes, holiday card contest and crazy Christmas sweater contest. 541-271-4608 Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit www.shoreacres.net for the entertainment schedule. Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk 5-7:30 p.m. Start at Organic Glass Art Studio, 164 Market Ave. or Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, 50 Central Ave. Map & glass $10. Proceeds benefit Friends of Coos County Animals and Furry Friends. 541-269-1222 ext. 248 Historic Empire District Tree Lighting 6 p.m., vacant lot next to Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. The ORCO Kids Guild will perform traditional Christmas music to welcome Santa who will hand out candy canes. Poetry by the Bay 6 p.m., Gallery at Oregon Bay Properties, 1992 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Poemoirs followed by open mic. 541-290-0889, 631889-0203 Shield’s Family Christmas Village 6-10 p.m., Old Charleston School, 64065 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. 541-8883268 Legend of Old Befana 7 p.m., Sawdust Theatre, 114 N. Adams St., Coquille. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for all students. Tickets are available at Bree’s in Coquille or by calling 541-396-4563. “Radio Through the Years” 7 p.m., Dolphin Theater, 580 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Tickets: adults $10, seniors and students $8 and children $5. Available at 541-808-2611 or thedolphinplayers.web.com. “Sing with the Angels” Christmas Cantata 7 p.m., Bandon First Presbyterian Church, 592 Edison Ave. SW, Bandon. Freewill offering.
FRIDAY 35th Annual Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 16th St., North Bend. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch — sandwich with soup or salad, $4 or $3 for children. 4:30-7 p.m. baked potato bar by donation. 4:30-7 p.m. dinner — Friday, baked potato bar. Donations will be accepted for the Holy Redeemer Youth Group. Coffee with a Cop 9-11 a.m., The Grounds Cafe, 1875 Sherman Ave., North Bend. No agenda. Opportunity to discuss your neighborhood. Pool Volleyball for Seniors 1011:30 a.m., North Bend Public Pool, 2455 Pacific Ave., North Bend. Fee $2. Refreshments served. 541-756-4915 Annual Holiday Art Sale 10 a.m.4 p.m., SWOCC Eden Hall, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Oneof-a-kind art and pastries by OCCI students. Customer Appreciation Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Umpqua Discovery Center, 409 Riverfront Way, Reedsport. Free admission, drawings and sales. Old Town Holiday Marketplace 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Marketplace, 250 First St. SW, Bandon. Nativity Festival 1-6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2705 Munsel Lake Road, Florence.
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Thefts & Mischief COOS BAY POLICE DEPARTMENT Dec. 1, 7:39 a.m., dispute, 100 block of South Seventh Street. Dec. 1, 9:18 a.m., unlawful entry to a motor vehicle, 200 block of Johnson Avenue. Dec. 1, 12:15 p.m., criminal trespass, 800 block of South Front Street. Dec. 1, 1:16 p.m., woman arrested on Coquille warrant for unlawful possession of methamphetamine, 500 block of Central Avenue. Dec. 1, 1:35 p.m., theft from vehicle, 500 block of Puerto Vista. Dec. 1, 2:28 p.m., dispute, Ocean Boulevard and Radar Road. Dec. 1, 2:51 p.m., violation of restraining order, 1300 block of Coos River Highway. Dec. 1, 3:13 p.m., theft, unknown location. Dec. 1, 3:38 p.m., unlawful entry to a motor vehicle, 800 block of South Fifth Street. Dec. 1, 4:50 p.m., disorderly conduct, Sixth Street. Dec. 1, 6:12 p.m., theft of bike, 200 block of East Johnson Avenue. Dec. 1, 6:35 p.m., theft, 700 block of Koosbay Boulevard. Dec. 1, 6:48 p.m., man arrested for interfering, disorderly conduct and attempted assault on a peace officer, 1800 block of North Seventh Street. Dec. 1, 6:53 p.m., shoplifter, 1000 block of South First Street. Dec. 1, 9:20 p.m., shoplifter, 1000 block of Newmark Avenue. Dec. 1, 10:25 p.m., theft of lawnmower, 500 block of Ninth Street.
COOS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Dec. 1, 6:36 a.m., dispute, 90000 block of Evergreen Lane, Coos Bay. Dec. 1, 7:18 a.m., criminal mischief, 91000 block of Cape Arago Highway, Coos Bay. Dec. 1, 5:17 p.m., identity theft, 61000 block of Old Wagon Road, Coos Bay. Dec. 1, 6:28 p.m., assault, Cape Arago Highway, Coos Bay. Dec. 1, 6:34 p.m., shots fired, 92000 block of Vida Prince Lane, Coquille. Dec. 1, 10:51 p.m., shots fired, Coal Bank Slough, Coos Bay.
NORTH BEND POLICE DEPARTMENT Dec. 1, 7:43 a.m., burglary, 2000 block of State Street. Dec. 1, 3:03 p.m., criminal mischief, 2200 block of Newmark Street.
Corrections Holiday village started Monday In the GO! Calendar of Events the nightly all-week item listed the Shield’s Family Christmas Village 6-10 p.m., Old Charleston School, 64065 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. 541-888-3268. The display opened Monday.
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Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping disabled good Samaritan During arrest, accused threatened to kill victim ■
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COQUILLE — Carlyle Mark Sands, 52, was sentenced to 12 years in prison last week after a jury found
him guilty of the July rape of a North Bend woman. Coos County Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Monson said Sands had only met the woman that day at a North Bend bar after he had been released from jail on a separate matter. She had agreed to let him use her shower at the North Bend Hotel, which is where he then forced him-
self on her as she protested. According to court papers, the victim has physical disabilities that require her to use a walker and that those disabilities made her incapable of stopping the assault. Monson credits North Bend police Officer Patrick Kinney with a quick response to the crime, and the arrest of Sands. In fact,
during his arrest, Sands ended up adding time to his sentence by threatening to kill the victim. Measure 11 sentencing for the crime was enhanced from 100 months to 144 months due to that threat of violence. “I’m just grateful that justice was done,” Monson said. “She (the victim) has been afraid and she doesn’t have to be afraid anymore.”
Holiday show this weekend The Dolphin Players continue their holiday show “Radio Through the Years: Holiday Radio Stories from Past to Present.” Performances started Nov. 22 and will continue Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8. Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7 p.m. and Sunday shows will take place at 2 p.m. The Dolphin Playhouse is located at 580 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. To purchase tickets, call 541-808-2611 or visit TheDolphinPlayers.webs.com.
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Holiday sales not so gloomy after all Our view Gloom and doom may be offset by a mini-boom in local retail sales this season.
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The national report for this first holiday shopping weekend presented a rather bleak picture. According to The Associated Press, record crowds hit the stores but spent less than last year. And this, despite Thanksgiving Day store openings and heavy advertising. A record 141 million shoppers were expected over the four-day period ending Sunday, up from last year’s 137 million. But spending fell an estimated 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion. Those national stories are always such a downer, though. And we suspect they don’t necessarily represent what goes on in the smaller
communities like ours. We don’t have the wherewithal to conduct in-depth economic analysis for the South Coast region. But we do know what we’ve heard anecdotally, and it’s not so down beat. Take Katrina Christensen of Katrina Kathleen’s home décor in downtown Coos Bay, for example. “This was a great weekend, really great,” Christensen said Monday afternoon. “People were out to shop and shop specifically small businesses. I think the support was great.” Christensen’s enthusiasm was echoed by Terry Pittenger, owner of
YourSpace interior design in North Bend. Pittenger didn’t see a lot of new customers to her shop over the weekend, but her current customers dropped by to show support and she feels that more locals are starting to shake off the economic depression that’s bedeviled so many of us recently. “I think we need to band together as small businesses to get the word out,” Pittenger said. “We just need to let people know what kinds of things are available right here in town.” Bandon Mercantile owner Beth Wood says she also did well over this first holiday shopping weekend. And she
saw new faces joining her regular clientele. “I think it’s just that the economy’s a little better; people are feeling a bit more confident,” Wood said. Now we don’t mean to imply that business was booming all over; far from it. Other businesses we talked to did mediocre; others said there were fewer customers than last year. To those business owners we say: Hang in there. Don’t get discouraged. And to you holiday shoppers we say: Get out of the vehicle and walk the sidewalks. You never know what you’ll find in a store window if you just slow down.
Must see TV, not exactly We were a Nielsen family last week. We received little diaries to fill out, marking when and what we watched on TV for a week. If we recorded a show and watched it later, we wrote that down, too. The first thought that runs through your head when you start filling out the diary is to give the shows you love a boost, even if you went to a movie that night or to a friend’s house. Should I write down what I would have watched? Then I realized, no, it’s my favorite show’s job to keep me from going to the movies when it’s on. Or at least get me to record it. So we were very scrupulous with our diaries. It turns out that other than the nightly news, we don’t really watch much TV at all. I imagine every family watches TV differently: Some people leave it on all day long; others just watch certain shows. We are the others. Sue watches a lot of football; me, I can barely sit through the Super Bowl. Sue watches college football on Saturday, the pros on Sunday and I watch stuff I’ve recorded on Sunday night. There was space at the back of the diary where we could write notes about our viewing habits or comments about television in general. They even said we could use extra sheets of JIM paper if we liked. So I told MULLEN them this: Most of what is on telHumorist evision is not just bad — it is toxic. Remember the Miley Cyrus blowup a few months ago on the MTV awards show? The one that did exactly what a publicity stunt is supposed to do — get her tons of free publicity? Ninety-nine percent of the country didn’t even see the show, but that didn’t stop the professional blatherers (all on TV, of course) from giving her all the free publicity one person could stand. There was not a word about the MTV show that aired right before the “awards” show. It’s called “16 and Pregnant,” a long-running series on MTV which, if you go by the lack of outrage, is just hunky-dory. Doesn’t anyone find it odd that if we ran a transcript of the dirty jokes and double entendres on last night’s prime-time sitcoms in the newspaper, people would cancel their subscriptions in droves? Why is it that TV can get away with things print can’t? (Not that we’d want to.) Because money. It is all about advertising money. But let me ask you, when was the last time you bought something because you saw it advertised on TV? Is that why you bought your car? Because you saw it doing figure eights is a desert? Is that why you bought the food in your fridge? Are you really going to decide what kind of beer to drink because one company’s ads have cute horses and another one’s ads don’t? Do you think there’s a man alive out there who hasn’t heard of Viagra or Cialis? Why are they still advertising? But if advertisers want to throw their money away, television is happy to let them. It turns out a lot of us barely watch television on TV. We watch Netflix movies on our computers; we watch three-minute clips of the late-night shows when our friends post the links on Facebook. When we do actually sit in front of the set, we do it alone, watching something we recorded a month ago. Sitting in the living room watching one show that’s “fun for the whole family” is an idea that went out with floppy discs and mix tapes. And why is it legal for cable and satellite TV to sell us “packages” that charge us for channels we don’t watch? Maybe cable TV companies haven’t noticed what the Internet did to the record, book and newspaper businesses the past few years. But they will. After it’s way too late to save themselves.
Letters to the Editor Dubious about Dunes land swap I remember, years ago, my sons invited me to a game of “cow pasture pool” at a fancy golf course in San Diego. I didn’t see much point in beating the hell out of that silly little white ball but I was with my boys and they let me drive the cart to keep me quiet, and the sun was out so OK. What I see in the Bandon Dunes land swap is an act of desperation to generate more taxes
in exchange for what includes vital grazing land and maybe a little fudging of the intent of urban growth boundaries. I’ve always admired Gov. McCall’s intent and foresight way back when, and S.B. 100, may be a compromise? Wouldn’t that be fun to play through a pasture full of fresh “land mines”? In the bigger picture, and looking ahead, I vote for the cows and farmers — Maybe the golfers could wear “rubber boots.” Ken Harlan Eastside
Clinton candidacy could have secrets Candidate Clinton may be asked some tough questions on the campaign trail should she run, such as: Who was Mr. Vince Foster? Was he in the real estate business with you and Bill? Was Mr. Fosters’ death a murder or suicide? Go down to the library, get the book “Vince Foster.” Read it! Gordon Self Talent
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Iran agreement a historic moment Six of the world’s major powers (the so-called P5 plus one) reached a historic phased agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear development to peaceful uses. It’s difficult to overstate this accomplishment, which bridges 33 years of broken diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Iran. The change has come as the result of an intense, unrelenting campaign of tough sanctions, military warnings and secret negotiations by President Obama and U.S. allies. It is equal in importance to President Ronald Reagan’s historic breakthrough with the Soviet Union on nuclear weapons. “Trust, but verify,” Reagan repeatedly said. The structure of the agreement with Iran, with Secretary of State John Kerry taking a leading role in the negotiations, maintains that principle. This is a temporary, six-month agreement. There are steps of trust that Iran must take — steps that will be verified by the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency. In return, sanctions will be lessened, Iran will have access to about 7 percent of its frozen assets, and threequarters of its oil revenues during this period will go into restricted accounts. The agreement includes unprecedented oversight and transparency. If Iran violates the agreement, the sanctions remain — and increase. “We can begin to chip away at the mistrust between our two nations,” President Obama said in his press conference announcing the agreement. Iranian Foreign Minister
Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “I hope we can start restoring the lost confidence.” No agreement between any nations with a history of DONNA suspicions and BRAZILE distrust is possible without a Columnist willingness to take small, verifiable steps. There is a chorus against even these steps, including the unfortunately not unexpected reaction of some Congressional Republicans. But we have a choice. We can listen to warmongers and secondguessers who want to humiliate Iran regardless of the consequences. Or we can focus on the goal, which often requires, as Reagan recognized, allowing the other side its dignity. J Street, the self-described “political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans,” tweeted, “This is a good deal.” The U.S. State Department release said the agreement addresses “our most urgent concerns including Iran’s enrichment capabilities; its existing stockpiles of enriched uranium; the number and capabilities of its centrifuges; and its ability to produce weapons-grade plutonium using the Arak reactor.” “In return,” State says, “the P5 plus one will provide limited, temporary, targeted, and reversible relief to Iran...the overwhelming majority of the sanctions (remain) in place.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, though, called
the agreement a “historic mistake,” and said Israel is not bound by the deal and reserves the right to defend itself. Reserving the right to defend one’s self does not make the agreement a mistake. Trust but verify, and perhaps cautious optimism, were expressed by Israeli President Shimon Peres: “I would like to say to the Iranian people: You are not our enemies and we are not yours. There is a possibility to solve this issue diplomatically.” Before Netanyahu’s response becomes a gossip fest, we should note that President Obama called him this late last month. The two “reaffirmed their shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” Obama told Netanyahu that the U.S. and Israel should begin consultations immediately regarding efforts to negotiate a comprehensive solution. He said Israel has good reason to be skeptical about Iran’s intentions. And Secretary of State Kerry said that today that the military option is still “on the table” if Iran does not live up to its part of the deal. The agreement with Iran, negotiated not by the United States alone, but by six of the world’s major powers, is a confidence-building “trust,but verify” plan. For example, Mark Hibbs, a senior associate of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, argued that Iran’s Arak reactor construction should be suspended. Indeed, the French stopped an agreement during previous meetings over the Arak reactor. This agreement stops its
construction. President Obama said in his announcement, “We have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of the program will be rolled back ...In these negotiations, nothing will be agreed to until everything is agreed to. “If Iran does not fully meet its commitments during this six month phase, we will turn off the relief, and ratchet up the pressure.” We are not there yet. As Kerry said, Iran will have to prove itself with actions. Still, this is a first step, and it’s a win (a) for U.S. security — Iran’s nuclear program is frozen for six months; (b) for U.S.Intelligence — more real-time inspections than ever before; (c) for U.S. global leadership and credibility — President Obama brought all the world’s great powers on board and we are all now a little more secure. President John F. Kennedy said in his inaugural address, “Let us begin anew — remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” Fifty years after his death, his words are still true. President Obama is making them real. Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic strategist, a political commentator and contributor to CNN and ABC News, and a contributing columnist to Ms. Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine.
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State Woman saddened by wonderful partner who doesn’t want kids DEAR ABBY: I am a 38year-old woman who has been dating a 41-year-old man for seven months. He’s wonderful and treats me magnificently. We have similar values and interests and are very much in love. Sadly, although I have always wanted children, he does not. At my age, I have dated enough men to know that I have found someone special. I realize my choice is either to stay in a relationship with a fabulous partner, knowing we won’t have children, or end it, hoping I’ll find someone just as wonderful who wants DEAR kids. Y o u r advice in making the hardest decision of my life would be greatly appreciated. — MATERJEANNE PHILLIPS NAL IN NEW YORK D E A R MATERNAL: I’ll try. Many women in their late 30s find that conceiving a child is complicated, and it can also take longer than they thought.It has taken you 38 years to find this exceptional man, and it could take quite a bit of time to find another one who is so compatible. Look at it this way: If you married “Mr. Wonderful” and learned afterward that he couldn’t father a child, would you leave him? Insist on adopting? Or would you count the many blessings you do have with him and stay? Many women are happily childless. However, if you’re not one of them, you should take your chances and move on — remembering that there are no guarantees. DEAR ABBY: I work on a busy street in San Francisco where smokers walk around puffing all day while ignoring those around them. Don’t you think they should be considerate enough to smoke at designated areas only and not while walking with their secondhand smoke billowing around other pedestrians? I have seen pregnant women and children inundated by the smoke as these puffers stroll by with no regard. We nonsmokers would appreciate their courtesy for others because we don’t want to inhale what they’re smoking. Can you comment? — HATES THAT HABIT DEAR HAT ES THA T HABIT: I hate it,too,but unless there is an ordinance in your city that prohibits smoking on certain sidewalks, I think it’s unrealistic to expect smokers who inhale not to exhale. DEAR READERS: Years ago, a young mother in Arlington, Va., wrote my mother about a book she had received that promised to help parents prepare their children for school by expanding their vocabulary. The “secret”? Reading to them while they are small. Children learn words by hearing them spoken in context — the more they hear, the more they absorb. Like everything else, reading is something people will do more of if they enjoy it. When a parent reads to a child,the child associates reading with pleasure. “The Read-Aloud Handbook” by Jim Trelease became a huge best-seller when it was published.Penguin Books called it one of the 75 most important books it has published in its history. The book is now in its seventh — and LAST — edition and has been completely revised and updated. If you’re a parent who wants your child to succeed, a grandparent, or someone contemplating becoming a parent in the future, pick up a copy. The first half is filled with the latest research on the importance of literacy for children’s success; the rest lists book titles and ages of the youngsters for which they’re intended. To learn more about the author, visit www.trelease-on-reading.com. To order the book, go to www.penguin.com. — Love, ABBY
Klamath task force reaches water agreement
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A protester raises his fist in the air after learning that Omega Morgan has called off moving the Megaload on Sunday at the Port of Umatilla.
Megaload begins trip after delay in NE Oregon UMATILLA (AP) — A transport rig carrying a 450ton piece of oil refinery equipment left a northeast Oregon port on Monday night, a day after protesters halted its departure, a sheriff’s dispatcher said. A Umatilla County dispatcher who declined to give his full name confirmed the megaload had set out on its trip but said he couldn’t discuss whether there were more protests or arrests. A team of security and law enforcement worked Monday to ensure the 22-foot-wide, 380-foot-long load departed on schedule from the Port of Umatilla, the East Oregonian reported. The newspaper reported the rig left shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, which furious protesters felt was in violation of an Oregon Transportation Department permit. Associated Press calls to Oregon State Police, the Oregon Transportation Department, the Port of Umatilla and the moving company, Omega Morgan of Hillsboro, were not immediately returned late Monday night. The East Oregonian reported that two protesters were
arrested Sunday night after locking themselves to the truck. Because it blocks traffic, the giant load can move only at night, mainly on Highways 395 and 26 through sparsely populated parts of Eastern Oregon. By the time the protesters were removed it was too late for it to set out Sunday night. The equipment is bound for a tar sands oil development in western Canada. Environmentalists object to the shipment for its potential to worsen global warming, and tribal members say they’re worried about the possibility of environmental damage in Eastern Oregon, where they assert a treaty interest and say they weren’t adequately consulted. The route across Eastern Oregon was chosen after previous megaloads faced stiff opposition through the Nez Perce Reservation and a federally designated scenic river corridor on U.S. Highway 12 in Idaho. A federal judge ordered the loads to stop using that highway in September. This is the first of three planned megaload shipments. The two people arrested Sunday were identified as Leonard George Higgins, 61, and Arnold George Schroder,
35. Undersheriff Jim Littlefield said they were arraigned Monday on misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges and released without bail with a stipulation they not go back to the port. A departure last Tuesday also was protested. The company said the equipment didn’t move before the Thanksgiving holiday because it took longer than expected to load and secure it. The water purification equipment is destined for Alberta. From eastern Oregon it will travel through Idaho and Montana. Environmentalists are fighting the shipment to draw attention to fears that pollution from developing the tar sand oil in western Canada will contribute to global warming. A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation said the load’s route runs on lands ceded in the Treaty of 1855. A statement about the treaty on the tribal website said the tribes reserved rights to hunt, fish and gather food on 6.4 million acres in Oregon and Washington and “maintain a keen interest and involvement in the activities that occur in that area.”
GRANTS PASS (AP) — Ranchers and the Klamath Tribes signed a tentative deal Monday in Klamath Falls for sharing water in the drought-stricken Upper Klamath Basin. The rest of a special task force on water issues were to join them today at the Oregon Institute of Technology to announce the 17-page agreement in principle. Their goal is to reach a final agreement early next year that will guide legislation to be offered by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden to break a logjam in Congress over resolving Klamath water battles. Republicans in the House have blocked legislation to implement existing agreements to remove four dams from the Klamath River to help struggling salmon runs, restore environmental damage from a century of irrigation development in the Klamath Basin, and provide a higher level of certainty for farmers on a federal irrigation project straddling the OregonCalifornia border that has had to shut off services to conserve water for protected fish. Under the tentative deal, ranchers on the Wood, Williamson and Sprague rivers would agree to significantly cut water use to help provide for farmers on the Klamath Restoration Project downstream, and support fish habitat restoration projects and tribal economic projects, such as securing federal money to buy back private timberlands once part of the reservation. The tribes would agree not to cut off irrigation if ranchers significantly reduce their irrigation withdrawals. The agreement supports lowcost federally generated electricity to help ranchers reduce water pumping costs. The task force was brought together last June by Wyden, Gov. John Kitzhaber
and others after water was shut off for the first time to hundreds of ranchers in the upper basin to meet water rights newly awarded to the Klamath Tribes on their former reservation lands. Cattle rancher Roger Nicholson, who signed the agreement in principle, said last summer’s water shutoffs cost ranchers hundreds of millions of dollars in losses to their herds and land values. “If you could bring peace, it would be well worthwhile and would be very welcome to the community,” he said. “The community needs to stay economically whole for ranchers and tribes. We lived in peace for years and want to re-establish that. It only comes about by having everybody fairly and equitably treated.” After decades of a process called adjudication, the Klamath Tribes were granted water rights to time immemorial on their former reservation lands. To protect endangered sucker fish that spawn in those rivers, the tribes called for enforcement of their water rights, forcing irrigation shutoffs to hundreds of ranchers. Nicholson is part of a group that has challenged the adjudication. He said a final agreement would include terms for ranchers being paid to cut water use. If a final agreement is reached and put into action by legislation going through Congress, the challenge would likely be dropped. Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry said the agreement in principle was a critical step in resolving years of conflict over water, but there is a lot of negotiating left to do. “The intention is to address water management issues, protect the viability of the agriculture community, which includes protecting the resource concerns the Klamath tribes have,” he said.
Server problems take out state of Oregon websites STATE PORTLAND (AP) — Most websites for the state of Oregon went down for hours on Monday. NIC, the company that handle’s web traffic for the state, says problems with a server in Texas is causing delays and crashes. The company says about 90 percent of state websites went down. NIC tells KATU that the company has “all hands on deck” to try and fix the problem.
Garmin announces expansion plans SALEM (AP) — GPSdevice-maker Garmin AT Inc. says it will expand in Salem with the help of state incentives. The company announced Monday that it plans to hire at least 65 new people for software and engineering positions. Garmin designs and builds aircraft navigation equipment and also runs a call center in Salem. It has about 400 employees at
two locations there. Garmin executives say they’ll build a new 66,000 square foot building near their existing property at the Salem airport. The state gave a $500,000 loan that will be forgiven if Garmin meets job-creation targets. Salem Mayor Anna Peterson welcomed the expansion, saying Garmin brings high-paying jobs and help solidify Salem as a hub for avionics companies.
and arrested two more men Nov. 25 in raids on their homes. Officers seized 10 pounds of marijuana and more than $18,000 in cash. Police said in a statement Monday that most of those identified in the investigation are current and former West Linn High School students.
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WEST LINN (AP) — Police say they have busted a pot ring linked to West Linn High School. Investigators believe a 51year-old man hired high school students to tend his marijuana growing operation and paid them in marijuana. They also say marijuana was sold at the school through a network of student dealers. Police raided the home of the 51-year-old man Nov. 19
SALEM (AP) — The director of the Oregon parks department is retiring. The agency said Monday that 63-year-old T im Wood’s last day on the job will be Jan. 10. The State Parks and Recreation Commission is to meet by phone Friday to name an interim director. The department said recruitment for the agency’s next director will be open Dec. 9-Jan. 10.
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Search for missing plane in central Idaho BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A search in the central Idaho backcountry for five people in a small plane that disappeared Sunday has been complicated by heavy snow and low visibility. The state Transportation Department said the search was halted Monday evening but would resume at daybreak today, the Idaho Statesman reported. About two dozen search and rescue personnel combed a mountain ridge Monday near the tiny town of Yellow Pine for a single-engine Beech Bonanza that lost radio and radar contact with controllers Sunday afternoon, said Lt. Dan Smith of the Valley County Sheriff Department. The plane carrying five family members was flying
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Nation and World Derailed train airs queries about technology
Delivery drones: An idea that may not fly NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bezos’ idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle. The Amazon CEO is working on a way to use the small aircraft to get parcels to customers in 30 minutes or less. While flight technology makes it feasible, U.S. law and society’s attitude toward drones haven’t caught up with Bezos’ vision. Amazon.com Inc. says it’s working on the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project but it will take years to advance the technology and for the Federal Aviation Administration to create the necessary rules and regulations. The project was first reported by CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday night, hours before millions of shoppers turned to their computers to hunt Cyber Monday bargains.
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This undated image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. Amazon says it will take years to advance the technology and for the Federal Aviation Administration to create the necessary rules and regulations, but CEO Jeff Bezos said Sunday Dec. 1, 2013, there’s no reason Drones can't help get goods to customers in 30 minutes or less. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in the interview that while his octocopters look like something out of science fiction, there’s no reason they can’t be used as delivery vehicles. Bezos said the drones can carry packages that weigh up to five pounds, which covers about 86 percent of the items Amazon delivers. The drones the company is testing have a range of about 10 miles, which Bezos noted could
cover a significant portion of the population in urban areas. Bezos told “60 Minutes” the project could become a working service in four or five years. Unlike the drones used by the military, Bezos’ proposed flying machines won’t need humans to control them remotely. Amazon’s drones would receive a set of GPS coordinates and automatically fly to them, presumably
avoiding buildings, power lines and other obstacles. Delivery drones raise a host of concerns, from air traffic safety to homeland security and privacy. There are technological and legal obstacles, too —similar to Google’s experimental driverless car. How do you design a machine that safely navigates the roads or skies without hitting anything? And, if an accident occurs, who’s legally liable?
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WORLD D I G E S T Thai protests ease as police lift barricades BANGKOK (AP) — Antigovernment protesters swarmed into the Thai prime minister’s office compound Tuesday as police stood by and watched, allowing them to claim a symbolic victory after three days of bitter clashes. The unexpected reversal in the government’s strategy brings at least a lull in the violence before the revered king’s 86th birthday later this week.
Justices won’t hear Internet taxation appeal WASHINGTON (AP) — On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused Monday to wade into a dispute over New York state’s taxes on purchases on websites like Amazon.com. The move likely will prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales — and ignite a furious battle in Congress involving Internet sellers, brick-and-mortar stores and states hungry for extra tax revenue. The high court turned away appeals from Amazon.com LLC and Overstock.com Inc., in their fights against a New York court decision forcing them to remit sales tax the same way in-state businesses do. This could affect online shopping in that state, since for many shoppers one of the attractions of Internet purchasing is the lack of a state sales tax, which makes some items a little cheaper than they would be inside a brickand-mortar store. The National Council of State Legislatures estimated that states lost an estimated $23.3 billion in 2012 as a result of being prohibited from collecting sales tax on online and catalog purchases.
Detroit to get crucial bankruptcy ruling DETROIT (AP) — A judge was expected to announce Tuesday whether Detroit can come up with a plan to get rid of $18 billion in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a case that ultimately could crack a shield protecting public pensions and also put the city’s extraordinary art collection up for grabs. Judge Steven Rhodes will declare whether Detroit is eligible to stay in court, more than four months after filing for Chapter 9 protection. It’s the most critical decision so far because it could give local officials a green light to scrub the balance sheet and slowly improve the quality of life in a city that has lost more than 1 million residents since 1950. Rhodes postponed his decision by an hour to give the public more time to get through courthouse security.
Ill. lawmakers to vote on pensions Tuesday SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers were poised Tuesday to vote on a plan to solve the state’s $100 billion pension crisis — a proposal many are calling the most important vote of their careers and one that could deeply reduce the retirement benefits of hundreds of thousands of workers and retirees. Gov. Pat Quinn and other supporters on Monday stressed the importance of the vote, saying approving the legislation is a crucial step toward improving Illinois’ disastrous financial situation. Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, planned to travel to the state Capitol in Springfield and said he would meet with as many legislators as possible to try to get them to vote yes. Illinois has the worstfunded pension systems of any state in the nation, primarily because lawmakers failed for decades to make the state’s full payments to the funds. Even as other states with similar pension messes took action in recent years, the Democrat-controlled Illinois General Assembly was unable to come up with its own solution. Meanwhile, the major credit rating agencies downgraded Illinois to the lowest credit rating of any state in the country, and annual pension payments grew to about one-fifth of the state’s general funds budget, taking money away from schools, roads and other areas.
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Nation and World U.S. sides with Japan on China air spat
Bob Dylan charged in France over Croatia remarks
TOKYO (AP) — Seeking to soothe an anxious ally, the U.S. voiced solidarity with Japan on Tuesday against China’s claim to airspace over disputed islands, vowing not to tolerate the aggressive move as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden prepared to deliver that message personally to Beijing. Standing shoulder to shoulder in Tokyo with The Associated Press Japanese Prime Minister U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, is welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. Shinzo Abe, Biden said the U.S. is “deeply concerned” about China’s attempt to “with great specificity” when American allies have refused China’s claim to the islands unilaterally change the status he meets Thursday with Chi- to recognize China’s new air as part of a broader effort to defense zone, widely seen as launch a show of dominance quo in the East China Sea. He nese President Xi Jinping. The U.S., Japan and other an attempt to solidify in the region. said he would raise the issue
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. The charges of “public insult and inciting hate” were filed against the musician in mid-November, Paris prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Agnes ThibaultLecuivre said Tuesday. They stem from a lawsuit by a Croatian community group in France over remarks in an interview in Rolling Stone magazine in
Ukraine opposition fails to force out government in vote KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s opposition failed to force out the government with a parliamentary noconfidence vote Tuesday, leaving the country’s political tensions unresolved with calls for more mass protests. The opposition called for the vote in protest both of President Viktor Yanukovych’s shelving of a long-anticipated agreement to deepen political and economic ties with the European Union and the violent tactics used by police to disperse demonstrators protesting that decision. The dispute has brought crowds up to 300,000 people to the streets of Kiev, the largest outpouring of public anger since the 2004 Orange Revolution. The no-confidence measure got the support of 186 members of the Verkhovna Rada, 40 shy of the majority needed. Even if it had passed, Yanukovych would have remained president, but the prime minister and Cabinet would have been ejected. Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, attending the parliamentary session with his Cabinet, apologized for the violence by riot police against protesters. “Both the president and the government feel deeply sorry that it happened,” Azarov told a rowdy parliament, to neverceasing chants of “shame” and “resignation” from opposition lawmakers. But Azarov defended the government’s course, denounced protesters who have blocked access to government offices and warned the opposition that authorities will
be able to hold their ground. “We are open for dialogue,” Azarov said. “We have extended our hand to you, but if we encounter a fist, I will be frank, we have enough force.” In turn, Vitali Klitschko, the superheavyweight world boxing champion and leader of the opposition party Udar, vowed the action would continue. “We will peacefully blockade the government building and not allow them to work,” he told demonstrators on Independence Square after the no-confidence motion failed. During the vote, several thousand protesters rallied outside the parliament building, which was cordoned off by white police buses and riot police in full gear. After the vote failed, the opposition urged Ukrainians to continue protests and called on demonstrators in K iev to march towards Yanukvoych’s office and demand that he sign a decree dismissing Azarov’s Cabinet and call an early election. “If he thinks he is going to evade responsibility, he is wrong,” opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk said. Azarov, like Yanukovych, has said Ukraine wants further integration with the EU, but can’t now bear the burden of the trade losses with Russia it would presumably suffer. Ukraine is also deeply dependent on natural gas from Russia, which previously has sharply raised prices for its neighbor. Russia opposes closer Ukraine-EU relations, hoping to draw Ukraine into a trading bloc of several former Soviet republics.
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September 2012. Speaking about race relations in the United States, Dylan was quoted as saying: “If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that. That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood.” A lawyer for the Croatian group, Ivan Jurasinovic, said it is not seeking monetary damages but wants Dylan, “a singer who is liked and respected in Croatia, to present an apology to the Croatian people.”
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Continued from Page A1 “But students here aren’t reluctant to offer it up,” he said. “They say, ‘Hey, I’m pregnant and my boyfriend and I are excited.’ I don’t think there are many students who are the opposite of that. Most are pretty open to it. They’re talking about their plans, what they’re going to do; it’s just different.” Holland isn’t sure if that’s a good or bad sign. “Research would say it’s not good, because it impacts their ability to graduate high school and the likelihood that they’re going to continue on to college is lessened when they become a parent, not just financially but the time commitment,” he said. This school year there are five teen parents enrolled in the Teen Parent Program. “It’s hard to say” whether that is higher or lower than past years, said Harding Learning Center Principal Shelly McKnight. “The reason I say that is because ... since we’re an alternative program, our numbers go up and down all the time,” she said. The school year might begin with more teen parents but as they complete their
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Coos Bay schools’ human sexuality curriculum is available for review until Dec. 20 at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave., Coos Bay, during regular business hours. Anyone can also volunteer to serve on the committee.
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tems, AIDS, contraceptives and dimensions of sexuality (physical, emotional, social, cultural and ethical). On Jan. 8 and 9, a Coos County Pregnancy Resource Center representative will talk with the freshmen about abstinence. The students will spend two days learning about contraceptives, how each is used and their success rate. They’re outlined from 100 percent success (abstinence) all the way down to 50 percent success (no contraception). The district is putting together a committee to review the curriculum and to make sure it’s updated with the newest research and educational best practices. The committee’s first meeting will be held the second week in January. Reporter Chelsea Davis can be reached at 541-2691222, ext. 239, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @ChelseaLeeDavis.
search committee was formed to find a longer-term replacement. Technical problems with Oregon’s online health insurance exchange have been an embarrassment to the state and forced people to apply using paper applications. The state has scrambled to hire or reassign nearly 500 people to process
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credit requirements they’ll leave the program before the end of the school year. “For instance, this year we started out very small, with only two teen parents,” she said. “That’s grown due to accepting teen parents from all over the county, in particular teen parents who’ve come back to Coos Bay after having left.” The nurse at each school teaches human sexuality as part of fifth-, seventh- and ninth-graders’ health class. In fifth and seventh grade at Millicoma Intermediate and Sunset Middle schools, students will get a broad overview of the beginning stages of puberty. They’ll learn about the reproductive systems, and emotional and physical changes. Girls will also learn how to use a menstrual calendar, pads and tampons, as well as toxic shock syndrome. Marshfield High freshmen move on to lessons in healthy sexuality, refusal, STD prevention, reproductive sys-
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applications by hand. The announcement about King’s medical leave came right before Cover Oregon’s board went into executive session to discuss his job performance. The board had the executive director on notice, demanding to know when the website will work and how Cover Oregon will get people enrolled by the end of the year. King told reporters he had struggled with his health for several years and was planning to take some medical leave for a while,though he did not pick the date until last week. “It’s time for me to focus on my health for a little bit,”
he said. He did not describe what his medical condition entailed. He also said he has not resigned, though his return to Cover Oregon was dependent on his health. “No one has talked about stepping down,” King said. “As far as I know, everybody’s been supportive of me.” But for the third time in the past few months, the board voted that King was not in compliance, this time when it comes to the exchange’s launch date, the plan to enroll the maximum number of Oregonians, and the plan to get the exchange functional.
perfectly from the start and a big part of implementation is having mechanisms in place that anticipate problems and help mitigate their effects,” added McClellan, now a health care policy expert with a think tank in Washington. But on Monday, administration officials projected renewed confidence that
they’re on top of things. White House spokesman Jay Carney declared that the federal site serving 36 states got 375,000 visitors by noon. Even as fixes continued on back-end features of the system, enrollment counselors said the consumer-facing front end was working noticeably better — but still was not free of glitches or delays.
criminals. While some police departments have dogs that are cross-trained to detect drugs or explosives, Neeko’s singular mission is catching bad guys. Until Neeko’s arrival, deputies had to depend on the Coos Bay and North Bend police departments to provide K-9 tracking and
apprehension capabilities. Slater said the pair have already started joint training with K-9 units from other local agencies. Reporter Thomas Moriarty can be reached at 541-2691222, ext. 240, or by email at t h o m a s . m o r i a rt y @ t h e worldlink.com. Follow him on T w i t t e r : @ThomasDMoriarty.
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Trojans hire UW coach Sarkisian returns to his roots at USC ■
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A few hours after Steve Sarkisian was hired by Southern California, the coach bounded up the steps of the palatial McKay Center and went to work on getting the Trojans back to national title contention. USC hired Sarkisian away from Washington on Monday, bringing back the former Trojans offensive coordinator to his native Los Angeles area and the storied program where he thrived as Pete Carroll’s assistant. Sarkisian immediately held a 35-minute evening meeting with his new players, easing their next transition in a tumultuous season. “It’s awesome to be home,” Sarkisian said on USC’s downtown campus while clad in a black Trojans sweatshirt. “A lot has gone on, but it’s awesome to be back. I’m fired up to be here. ... It’s great to be back. It’s great to be part of the Trojan family again. It’s always been a dream of mine to be here.” Two days after USC’s regular season ended with a 35-14 home loss to crosstown rival UCLA, athletic director Pat Haden replaced interim coach Ed Orgeron with yet another assistant coach from Carroll’s halcyon era at the school. Orgeron resigned from USC when he wasn’t chosen for the full-time job despite going 6-2 after replacing Lane Kiffin in late September. USC hasn’t made a formal announcement, but players said offensive coordinator Clay Helton will be the interim coach for the Trojans’ bowl game. The 39-year-old Sarkisian went 34-29 in five seasons at Washington, rebuilding a decimated program into a perennial bowl team with four straight winning seasons. He is the permanent replacement for Kiffin, his former co-offensive coordinator at USC under Carroll. Sarkisian will be formally introduced at a news conference today, but he’s already at work on the transition with an evening of meetings. “Got a lot of work to do in a short amount of time here in the next few days,” he said. “It’s been obviously an emotional day or so for the players here, for myself and my former team, those kids up in Seattle.” Haden declined comment on the decision while leaving the meeting, only saying the coach “hit it off really well with our kids.” In a statement released by USC, the athletic director said he conducted a major search during the regular season, interviewing five coaches for the job. “We kept coming back to Sark,” Haden said. “He is the only one who was offered the job. I believe in my gut that he is the right coach for USC at this time. He embodies many of the qualities for which we looked. He is an innovative coach who recruits well and develops players. He is a proven and successful leader.” When Sarkisian formally takes over in late December, he’ll be the Trojans’ fourth head coach in less than three months — but his ties to USC run deep. He briefly played baseball at USC before going to BYU as a quarterback, and he served three stints as an assistant coach with the Trojans before Washington called. SEE COACH | B2
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The crowd reacts after Portland guard Damian Lillard sinks a 3-point shot late in the second half against Indiana on Monday.
Blazers make statement with win Portland hands Pacers just their second loss of the season ■
PORTLAND (AP) — After Portland had withstood a late barrage from the Indiana Pacers and Paul George, the Trail Blazers gathered at midcourt and raised their hands together. It might be early in the season, but this was a statement win for the Blazers. LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds and Portland downed Indiana 106102 Monday night, snapping the Pacers’ sevengame winning streak. Damian Lillard added 26. “It was a tough one, and we knew it was going to be a tough one going in,” Lillard said. “They’re a good team, they only had one loss. But we’re a good team too, and we wanted to prove that.” Paul George had a career-high 43 points for the Pacers (16-2),who own the NBA’s best record. The Blazers pulled in front early in the
fourth quarter, but the Pacers kept it close and George hit consecutive 3-pointers that narrowed it to 98-96 with 1:37 left. Lillard answered with a 3-pointer and Nicolas Batum made a pair of free throws for the Blazers before George hit another 3-pointer that got Indiana within 103-99 with 21 seconds to go. Lillard hit free throws and George made yet another 3 with 10 seconds left to make it 105102, but the Pacers couldn’t get closer. Portland (15-3) is off to its best start since the 1998-99 season. “I really wanted to get this win,” said George, one of just four Indiana players to score 43 or more points in a game since 2000. “I was trying to will us into the game.” Both teams were playing the second of a back-to-back. The Blazers beat the shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers 114-108, snapping a seven-game losing streak to the Lakers at the Staples Center. The Pacers (16-2) were coming off a 105-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on
Sunday to open a five-game road trip. “They’re a great offensive team and they made big shots all game long,” Indiana coach Frank Vogel said of Portland. “Hopefully that’s what it’s going to take to beat this team — making impossible shot after impossible shot.” Earlier Monday, the NBA named Vogel the Eastern Conference coach of the month for November. Portland’s Terry Stotts was named coach of the month for the Western Conference. The Pacers went 15-1 in November and opened the season with a nine-game winning streak for the best start in franchise history. The Blazers went 13-3 under Stotts to start the season, including an 11-game winning streak. While Stotts acknowledged it was a big win, he stopped short of the whole “statement” thing. “We played the most complete game from beginning to end: Execution, effort, mental focus. All of those things,” he said. “But I don’t believe you play statement games in December.”
Seahawks take control of NFC race SEATTLE (AP) — The rest of the top NFC teams better get ready to visit the Pacific Northwest in January. After Monday night’s rout, the road through the NFC playoffs is almost certain to go through Seattle. Russell Wilson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks became the first team to clinch a spot in the NFC playoffs with a 34-7 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. More important than just clinching a spot in the postseason, the Seahawks (11-1) moved two games ahead on the rest of the NFC in the race for home-field advantage and hold the tiebreakers over New Orleans (9-3) and Carolina (9-3), the two closest pursuers. Wilson was outstanding, picking apart the Saints’ defense. He threw touchdown passes of 2 yards to Zach Miller and 4 yards to Doug Baldwin in the first half as Seattle built a 27-7 lead. Wilson added a pinball 8-yard TD pass to Derrick Coleman in the third quarter. “Attention to details is where it’s at,” Wilson said. “We had a great balanced attack. We made some huge plays.” Michael Bennett had a 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the first quarter to give Seattle a 10-0 lead and the Saints never threatened. It was a dominating performance by the Seahawks, making up for a lackluster effort the last time they were given a national television spotlight and were taken to the final yard and final play by St. Louis.
Not this time. The most anticipated game in the NFC this season was a laugher. Wilson completed 22 of 30 passes and finished with a quarterback rating of 139.6. He has 22 regular-season wins in his first two seasons, tied for the most ever by a second-year QB. Drew Brees and the Saints were stymied the entire night as he lost for the first time on Monday night after nine straight wins, and continued the belief New Orleans can’t win outdoors late in the season. New Orleans didn’t crack 100 yards of total offense into midway through the third quarter. Jimmy Graham was nearly invisible outside of his franchise-record 12th TD catch of the season in the second quarter that pulled the Saints to 17-7. Brees finished 23 of 38 for 147 yards. Graham had three catches for 42 yards. Darren Sproles led New Orleans with seven catches, many of those check downs. The seven points were tied for the fewest scored by the Saints since Sean Payton became coach in 2006 and the 188 total yards were the fewest in his coaching tenure. “Lot of things to look at,” Payton said. “Lot of things we didn’t do well.” The Saints went three-andout on their first possession and that was just the start of their struggles. On their next possession, Brees was hit from behind by Cliff Avril and fumbled into the arms of Bennett, who returned it for the touchdown. Brees was unable to take advantage of Seattle’s depleted
Pac-12 honors Ducks, Beaver THE ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD On Friday, Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks set the Pac-12 singleseason record for receptions in a tough Civil War loss to Oregon. On Monday, the Biletnikoff Award finalist was named to the all-conference first team. Also on the first team are Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. All three Ducks are two-time allconference picks. Cooks now holds the conference record with 120 receptions, breaking the mark of 118 set by USC’s Marqise Lee last season. His school-record 1,670 receiving yards is 51 short of the single-season mark held by Lee. Cooks also owns school records for career touchdown receptions (23) and single-season touchdown receptions
(15), which he set this season. Other OSU receivers to be named to the conference’s first team include Markus Wheaton (2012), James Rodgers (2009), Sammie Stroughter (2008), Mike Hass (2005) and James Newson (2003). OSU had three players voted to the second team: sophomore center Isaac Seumalo, junior defensive end Scott Crichton and senior cornerback Rashaad Reynolds. Oregon senior defensive lineman Taylor Hart and junior specialist Erick Dargan were also named to the second team. OSU Senior offensive guard Grant Enger, junior quarterback Sean Mannion, junior tight end Connor Hamlett, junior safety Ryan Murphy, junior cornerback Steven Nelson and junior running back Terron Ward received honorable mention. SEE ALL-STARS | B2
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Seattle wide receiver Ricardo Lockette catches a pass in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis during the second half Monday.
Seattle fans regain noise record SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks fans have set a new noise record for loudest outdoor sports stadium, taking back a mark they achieved earlier this season. An official from Guinness World Records recorded the crowd noise at 137.6 decibels during the third quarter of the secondary. The Seahawks were without Brandon Browner (injury) and Walter Thurmond (suspension) but Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane played well in their
Seahawks’ win over New Orleans Saints on Monday. Seahawks fans had set a record of 136.6 in a win over San Francisco in September. The mark was topped by Kansas City fans in October with 137.5 decibels. To put that in perspective, a jet engine at 100 feet is about 140 decibels. places. The Saints couldn’t find ways to exploit the backups and the pressure from Seattle’s defensive line had Brees rushing his throws much of the night.
Basketball season starts Wednesday THE WORLD The South Coast surges into a new sports season Wednesday with seven different schools playing basketball games on the first day allowed by the Oregon School Activities Association. By the end of the week, most of the area’s teams will have had at least one contest. On Wednesday, Pacific’s boys and girls host Gold Beach in basketball. Myrtle Point hosts Glendale, Mapleton visits Powers and North Bend’s girls are at Cottage Grove. Coquille’s boys visit Siuslaw while the girls teams from the two schools meet at Coquille.
Marshfield doesn’t have any games Wednesday, but will introduce its winter athletes in Meet the Pirates night, an event that also includes the groundbreaking ceremony for the Heritage Hall project at 6 p.m. Marshfield’s basketball teams play their first games Friday at Newport and are on the road again Saturday at Tillamook. Reedsport also starts Friday, with games at Rogue River. Bandon and Coquille are hosting Pleasant Hill and Santiam Christian on Friday and Saturday. The Tigers host the Eagles and the Red Devils play Pleasant Hill on Friday and the teams switch foes Saturday.
North Bend’s boys play their first game Saturday when the Bulldogs host Junction City for a doubleheader, starting with the girls at 5 p.m. Also Saturday, Marshfield hosts a Far West League preview meet for wrestling, with all the league’s schools competing. North Bend hosts the twoday Coast Classic next weekend. The Bay Area’s swimming teams don’t compete until next week. Marshfield hosts Grants Pass on Friday at Mingus Park Pool and then the Pirates and Cavemen will be part of the North Bend Invitational the following day.
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San Antonio’s Tim Duncan (21) celebrates with teammate Manu Ginobili (20) after he scored with less than a second remaining in the second half to beat Atlanta on Monday.
San Antonio edges Hawks THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Duncan finished with 23 points and 21 rebounds as San Antonio dominated the middle against the younger and more athletic Atlanta front court. Boris Diaw had 16 points and Tiago Splitter finished with 11. Atlanta had all five starters score in double figures. Jeff Teague had 19 points, Al Horford added 18 and DeMarre Carroll finished with 17. The Hawks trailed 98-94 when Paul Millsap made a 3pointer over Diaw with 17.5 seconds remaining. Manu Ginobili then made a pair of free throws for the Spurs, but Teague drained a 3 over Kawhi Leonard to tie it at 100
with 4.7 seconds left. Curling off a pick, Duncan drained a jumper near the free-throw line to put San Antonio ahead to stay. Pelicans 131, Bulls 128, 3OT: Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving the New Orleans Pelicans a victory over the Chicago Bulls. Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 103 and force overtime. Ryan Anderson had a career-high 36 points on 12of-20 shooting, including 7 for 11 on 3-pointers. Eric Gordon added 23 points for New Orleans (9-8). Luol Deng led the Bulls with 37 points and also had eight rebounds and seven assists. Jazz 109, Rockets 103: Marvin Williams scored five points in the final two minutes, Gordon Hayward broke
out of a shooting slump to score 29 points and Utah beat Houston to earn its first backto-back wins of the season. With Utah clinging to a 101-98 lead, Williams stole James Harden’s pass and raced down for a dunk with 2 minutes left. Williams then hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 59 seconds to go to boost the lead to 108-100. Rookie Trey Burke posted career highs of 21 points and six assists for Utah, which shot 54 percent and made 10 of 17 from beyond the arc. Harden had 15 of his season-best 37 points in the fourth quarter to keep the Rockets close. Wizards 98, Magic 80: Trevor Ariza scored 24 points, John Wall had 16 points and 13 assists, and Washington beat Orlando to get to .500 for the first time since it split its first four games of the 2009-10 season. Arron Afflalo scored 21 points for Orlando, and Victor Oladipo added 13 points and six rebounds.
NEW YORK (AP) — On a night usually dominated by news of players let loose, the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics filled pitching needs with trades. Washington obtained right-hander Doug Fister from Detroit for infielder Steve Lombardozzi and lefthanders Robbie Ray and Ian Krol on Monday. Oakland acquired closer Jim Johnson from Baltimore for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named. Fister was 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA last season for the AL Central champions, who last month traded slugging first baseman Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler. “It gives us some flexibility for some other things we want to do,” Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said, insisting the trade wasn’t made to free money for a long-term deal for AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, who can leave after next season. Fister joins a talented Nationals rotation that already includes Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and Gio Gonzalez. Oakland, which also
closed in on a $22 million, two-year contract with lefthander Scott Kazmir, is revamping after losing to the Tigers in the AL division series. The 30-year-old Johnson led the majors with 51 saves in 2012 and tied for the big league lead last season with 50. The two-time AL West champion A’s found their closer to replace All-Star Grant Balfour, who became a free agent after the season and is expected to command a multiyear deal. Meanwhile, 43 players became free agents at midnight EST when their teams failed to offer 2014 contracts, a group that included 2009 NL Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan (Miami) and St. Louis reliever John Axford. Clubs often use the socalled tender deadline as leverage to force agreements with players they won’t go to arbitration with. Among the players let loose were Toronto catcher J.P. Arencibia, Boston righthander Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Kalish, Mets right-hander Jeremy Hefner, Yankees infielder Jayson Nix, Tampa Bay outfielder Sam
Fuld and Kansas City infielder Chris Getz. The Los Angeles Angels gained nearly $10 million of payroll flexibility, declining to offer contracts to pitchers Tommy Hanson, Jerome Williams and Juan Gutierrez along with third baseman Chris Nelson. With an excess of catching after reaching an agreement to sign Brian McCann, the New York Yankees traded Chris Stewart to Pittsburgh for a player to be named, and Stewart agreed to a $1 million, one-year deal with the Pirates. The Yankees also finalized a $5 million, twoyear contract with shortstop Brendan Ryan, who became their starter in September when Derek Jeter went back on the disabled list. Utilityman Willie Bloomquist agreed to return to Seattle pending a physical expected to take place later this week, a baseball official with knowledge of the deal said, also speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement wasn’t final. Catcher Dioner Navarro agreed to an $8 million, twoyear contract with Toronto that pays $3 million next year and $5 million in 2015.
lengthy history of national prominence. He also inherits a roster stocked with solid talent by Kiffin and Orgeron, yet still laboring under the last of NCAA sanctions stemming from violations during Carroll’s era. Next season is USC’s last year of scholarship limitations, keeping the Trojans with just 75 scholarship players on their roster — 10 fewer than other schools. Freshman Max Browne, the top recruit in Kiffin’s last class, is a native of the Seattle suburbs. He was offered a scholarship at Washington by Sarkisian 3 1/2 years ago. “I think guys walked out of the meeting with a positive vibe and ready to go to work,” Browne said. “It’s something we’ve kind of got used to, the roller coaster we’ve been going through. Whoever is leading us, we’ll get behind him.” Many USC players went online to post mixed feelings about the move. “Words can’t explain how I’m feeling right now....just
lost a father. Way more than a coach,” tweeted USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who was named to the allPac-12 first team Monday. Orgeron recruited Williams out of his native Florida. “I’m on board Sark was very close to getting me to come with him to U Dub,” USC freshman tailback Justin Davis tweeted. Orgeron turned himself into a candidate for the fulltime job with an impressive revitalization of a program that had grown dour and stale when Haden fired Kiffin, who went 28-15, at the airport five games into the season. Orgeron’s tenure was highlighted by the Trojans’ stunning victory over No. 5 Stanford last month, but his groundswell of support for the full-time job dissipated last weekend when UCLA trounced USC. The Trojans also lost to rival Notre Dame under Orgeron, but won every other game. Orgeron said farewell to his players in an emotional team meeting earlier in the day.
UCLA running back/linebacker Myles Jack was named both the offensive and defensive freshman of the year. Graham led Arizona State to eight wins, including its first victory in a bowl since 2007, in his first season in the desert and topped that this season by getting the Sun Devils within a game of their first Rose Bowl since 1997. “I’m obviously extremely honored to receive that,” Graham said. “I can tell you, that’s an honor that’s reflective of our staff, coaching staff recognition. I’m very proud of our guys and what we’ve been able to accomplish.” A senior, Sutton joins Washington defensive tackle Steve Emtman (1990-91) as the only players to repeat as the conference player of the year after another superb season on Arizona State’s line.
Carey was an AllAmerican last season after leading the nation in rushing yards per game and was just as good this season to become Arizona’s first offensive player of the year. Despite teams gearing up to stop him, the junior ran for 1,716 yards and 18 touchdowns with a per-game average of 156. Jack started the season as a linebacker, but became a two-way player when UCLA’s coaches put him in at running back against Arizona on Nov. 9. He ran for 120 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown that sealed the game. Jack had 70 tackles and an interception as a linebacker and ran for 267 yards — with a 7.2 per-carry average — and seven touchdowns as a running back.
From Page B1 “Hopefully this time I don’t have to leave again to come back again,” Sarkisian said with a laugh. “Hopefully the fifth time is the charm.” Sarkisian is a Torrance native who has been an impressive recruiter in California, luring dozens of talented players to Seattle from high schools within a short drive of USC’s campus. During Monday’s team meeting, when Sarkisian asked which players he had recruited for either the Trojans or Huskies, more than half the room raised its hand. “He recognized all of us,” said USC offensive lineman Kevin Graf, who was recruited by Sarkisian. “He did a good job letting us know it’s going to be a family again. That’s important to him.” Sarkisian takes over one of college football’s crown jewel programs, a five-time AP national champion with a
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Sports Big Ten reprimands Pelini THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bo Pelini will have to pay for his latest rant. The Big Ten Conference issued a public reprimand of the Cornhuskers’ head coach and fined the university $10,000 for Pelini’s comments about the officiating in a loss to Iowa last week. University spokeswoman Chris Anderson said the money will The Associated Press From left, Cindy Curley, Peter Karmanos Jr., Bill Guerin, Doug Weight, and Ron Mason stand with their plaques come out of Pelini’s compensation. before being inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in Detroit on Monday.
Hockey honors Olympian Weight DETROIT (AP) — Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs. “He started putting me on the ice to strengthen them at the suggestion from a doctor,” he said. Weight said it wasn’t a pretty sight at the rink in St. Clair Shores, Mich. “I looked like Forrest Gump,” he joked. Four decades later, Weight was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. The Stanley Cup champion, three-time Olympian and four-time NHL All-Star was inducted Monday night at the Motor City Casino — in the city where he grew up. “It’s ironic,” the Detroiter said. “Pretty special.” Weight was honored along with former teammate Bill Guerin, a two-time Stanley Cup champion,
three-time Olympian and four-time All-Star. “It’s very special, three different NHL teams and nine teams in all,” Weight said about the number of times he teamed up with Guerin. “It’s a pretty incredible run together. “It’s icing on the cake to go in with Billy.” Weight and Guerin’s wives and children have become friends over the years, going on vacations together and sharing holidays as families. “It couldn’t have worked out any better,” Guerin said. Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos, former college coach Ron Mason and Cindy Curley, one of the pioneers in women’s hockey, also were inducted. USA Today Hockey Writer Kevin Allen was also given the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the U.S. at the event. Weight and Guerin began
their friendship before they were in the NHL and grew closer while playing together for the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues and New York Islanders. They also teamed up to play for their country on more than once occasion, including the 2002 Winter Olympics when they helped the Americans take the silver medal. Weight, who won a Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes, had 278 career goals and 1,033 points from the 1991-92 season through the 2010-11 season. He is an assistant coach for the New York Islanders. Guerin hoisted Cups in 1995 with the New Jersey Devils and in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The native of Massachusetts had 429 goals and 856 points in his career that started during the same season as Weight and ended one year earlier. Guerin is a player development coach for the Penguins.
Colorado receiver will make jump to NFL BOULDER, Colo. — Paul Richardson is leaving Colorado to enter the NFL draft. The junior receiver, who caught 83 passes for 1,343 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, announced Monday that he’s forgoing his senior season to turn pro. Richardson was voted first-team all-conference in the Pac-12 on Monday. He ranked second in the conference in receptions per game and yards receiving per game behind Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks.
PRO FOOTBALL NFL weighs options for disciplining Tomlin PITTSBURGH — The NFL is still deciding how to discipline Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for his not-so-fancy footwork. New video shows Tomlin inching closer to the field before Baltimore kickoff returner Jacoby Jones nearly collided with him in Thursday’s 22-20
win by the Ravens. KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh released video Monday indicating Tomlin took a sizable step toward the field as Jones broke into the open, and didn’t move until Jones was nearly on top of him. Tomlin actually put his right foot on green grass as part of a stutter step move out of harm’s way. It wasn’t early enough to stop Jones from moving to his right just before being tackled by Pittsburgh’s Cortez Allen after a 73-yard return. Tomlin was not penalized, though he is facing disciplinary action. Tomlin said following the game he was watching the play unfold on one of the scoreboards and lost his “placement” on the field.
Jets will stick with Smith despite struggles FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Geno Smith is staying put as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback. Though the rookie’s hold on the job is tenuous at best, coach Rex Ryan confirmed that he’s sticking with Smith despite his struggles in the last several games.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Arizona now at No. 2 in Associated Press poll Michigan State stays No. 1 for a third straight week in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, receiving all but two of the first-place votes. Arizona moved from fourth to second, drawing the other No. 1 votes from the 65-member national media panel. Kentucky remains third while Syracuse jumps from eighth to fourth. Ohio State moves up two spots to fifth and is followed by Kansas,
which had been second. Completing the top 10 are Louisville, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State and Duke, which drops four spots after losing to Arizona in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
PRO BASKETBALL Pierce is latest Brooklyn player with an injury NEW YORK — Paul Pierce will be out two to four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand, the biggest loss yet for the injury-plagued Brooklyn Nets. Pierce was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the third metacarpal of his right, shooting hand, the team said Monday. He was hurt Friday in the first half of a loss at Houston.
VOLLEYBALL Hit-and-run probe focuses on college coach GRAND FORKS, N.D. — University of North Dakota volleyball coach Ashley Hardee is on paid administrative leave after an alleged hit-and-run incident at the Big Sky tournament last weekend in Portland. UND Athletic Director Brian Faison told the Grand Forks Herald that the school is conducting an internal review. Hardee did not respond to a request for comment. Portland State spokesman Scott Gallagher said officials are investigating a reported hit-and-run vehicle accident allegedly involving Hardee at the team hotel early Sunday. Gallagher said no one was hurt. Campus officers from Portland State and UND are working together on the investigation.
Scoreboard 4 11 .267 61⁄2 Monday’s Games Washington 98, Orlando 80 New Orleans 131, Chicago 128,3OT San Antonio 102, Atlanta 100 Utah 109, Houston 103 Portland 106, Indiana 102 Today’s Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Denver at Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 4:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 4:30 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 7 p.m. Toronto at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Denver at Cleveland, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 5 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 5 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 5 p.m. San Antonio vs. Minnesota at Mexico City, Mexico, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 7 p.m. Sacramento
On The Air Today Men’s College Basketball — Indiana at Syracuse, 4:15 p.m., ESPN; Illinois at Georgia Tech, 4:15 p.m., ESPN2; Michigan at Duke, 6:15 p.m., ESPN; Notre Dame at Iowa, 6:15 p.m., ESPN2. Hockey — Dallas at Chicago, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network. Wednesday, Dec. 4 NBA Basketball — Oklahoma City at Portland, 7 p.m., KEVU and KHSN (1230 AM). Men’s College Basketball — Maryland at Ohio State, 4 p.m., ESPN; Wisconsin at Virginia, 4 p.m., ESPN2; Pennsylvania at Villanova, 5 p.m., Fox Sports 1; North Carolina at Michigan State, 6 p.m., ESPN; Boston College at Purdue, 6 p.m., ESPN2. Hockey — Philadelphia at Detroit, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network. Thursday, Dec. 5 NFL Football — Houston at Jacksonville, 5:25 p.m., NFL Network. Men’s College Basketball — West Virginia at Missouri, 4 p.m., ESPN2; Long Island at Seton Hall, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1; Mississippi at Kansas State, 6 p.m., ESPN2; High Point at Georgetown, 6 p.m., Fox Sports 1; South Dakota at Air Force, 6 p.m., Root Sports. NBA Basketball — New York at Brooklyn, 4 p.m., TNT; Miami at Chicago, 6 p.m., TNT. College Football — Louisville at Cincinnati, 4:30 p.m., ESPN.
Local Schedule Today No local events scheduled. Wednesday, Dec. 4 High School Sports — Winter Meet the Pirates, 5 p.m., Marshfield High School High School Girls Basketball — Siuslaw at Coquille, 7 p.m.; North Bend at Cottage Grove, 7 p.m.; Mapleton at Powers, 5:30 p.m.; Glendale at Myrtle Point, 6 p.m.; Gold Beach at Pacific, 6 p.m. High School Boys Basketball — Coquille at Siuslaw, 7 p.m.; Mapleton at Powers, 7 p.m.; Glendale at Myrtle Point, 7:30 p.m.; Gold Beach at Pacific, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 No local events scheduled.
Blazers 106, Pacers 102 INDIANA (102): George 16-30 4-4 43, West 6-14 0-0 12, Hibbert 6-13 4-5 16, G.Hill 1-8 3-4 6, Stephenson 1-3 0-0 2, S.Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Scola 510 0-0 10, C.Watson 3-7 4-4 10, Mahinmi 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 39-88 15-17 102. PORTLAND (106): Batum 2-5 3-4 8, Aldridge 11-19 6-8 28, Lopez 2-6 4-4 8, Lillard 7-17 10-10 26, Matthews 5-11 4-5 15, Williams 6-12 0-0 13, Freeland 1-1 0-0 2, Robinson 2-3 0-0 4, Wright 02 2-2 2, E.Watson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-76 29-33 106. Indiana 23 23 26 30 — 102 Portland 20 25 27 34 — 106 3-Point Goals—Indiana 9-22 (George 7-15, G.Hill 1-2, Johnson 1-3, West 0-1, Scola 0-1), Portland 5-13 (Lillard 2-4, Matthews 1-2, Batum 1-2, Williams 1-4, Wright 0-1). Fouled Out— Stephenson. Rebounds—Indiana 51 (Hibbert 14), Portland 44 (Aldridge 10). Assists—Indiana 25 (G.Hill 11), Portland 17 (Aldridge, Matthews, Batum 3). Total Fouls—Indiana 28, Portland 20. A—19,023 (19,980).
College Basketball College Polls
High School Playoffs OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires State Championships
FOOTBALL Class 6A Championship Saturday At Jeld-Wen Field Central Catholic vs. Jesuit, 1 p.m.
Pro Basketball NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W Toronto 6 Boston 7 Philadelphia 6 Brooklyn 5 New York 3 Southeast Division W Miami 14 9 Washington Atlanta 9 8 Charlotte Orlando 6 Central Division W Indiana 16 Chicago 7 Detroit 7 Cleveland 5 Milwaukee 3 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W San Antonio 15 13 Houston Dallas 10 9 New Orleans Memphis 8 Northwest Division W Portland 15 12 Oklahoma City 10 Denver Minnesota 9 Utah 4 Pacific Division W L.A. Clippers 12 Golden State 10 Phoenix 9 L.A. Lakers 9
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The Associated Press Men’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 7-0 1,623 1 1. Michigan St. (63) 7-0 1,547 4 2. Arizona (2) 1,473 3 7-1 3. Kentucky 8 7-0 1,375 4. Syracuse 5. Ohio St. 6-0 1,340 7 6. Kansas 6-1 1,240 2 7. Louisville 6-1 1,139 9 8. Wisconsin 8-0 1,094 10 9. Oklahoma St. 7-1 1,070 5 10. Duke 6-2 1,021 6 11. Wichita St. 8-0 911 12 12. UConn 7-0 836 13 13. Oregon 7-0 801 14 14. Villanova 7-0 785 — 15. Florida 6-1 758 15 16. Memphis 5-1 748 21 17. Iowa St. 5-0 623 17 18. UCLA 7-0 548 19 7-1 380 11 19. Gonzaga 377 18 7-1 20. Baylor 274 24 6-0 21. UMass 223 22 5-2 22. Michigan 23. Iowa 7-1 171 23 24. San Diego St. 5-1 150 — 6-1 90 — 25. Dayton Others receiving votes: Indiana 74, Virginia 73, New Mexico 71, North Carolina 62, Florida St. 40, Boise St. 36, Pittsburgh 36, VCU 30, Charlotte 20, Colorado 17, Creighton 17, Missouri 16, Harvard 10, Illinois 10, Cincinnati 8, Mississippi 3, George Washington 2, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 2, Xavier 1.
USA Today Men’s Top 25 1. Michigan State (31) 2. Arizona (1) 3. Ohio State 4. Kentucky 5. Syracuse 6. Louisville 7. Kansas 8. Duke 9. Wisconsin
Record 7-0 7-0 6-0 7-1 7-0 6-1 6-1 6-2 8-0
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10. Wichita State 8-0 484 12 11. Oklahoma State 7-1 476 8 12. Florida 6-1 426 13 13. Oregon 7-0 417 15 14. UConn 7-0 410 14 15. Memphis 5-1 311 19 15. Gonzaga 7-1 311 10 21 261 7-0 17. UCLA 18. Iowa State 5-0 245 22 7-0 201 — 19. Villanova 20. Baylor 7-1 195 17 156 20 5-2 21. Michigan 22. UMass 6-0 122 — 23. Indiana 6-1 76 25 7-1 63 23 24. Iowa 25. North Carolina 4-2 62 16 Others receiving votes: Virginia 42, New Mexico 36, San Diego State 35, VCU 35, Pittsburgh 33, Dayton 26, Boise State 21, Creighton 17, Saint Mary’s 13, Florida State 10, Missouri 10, Colorado 8, Charlotte 6, Marquette 4, Notre Dame 2, George Washington 1.
The Associated Press Women’s Top 25 Record Pts Prv 9-0 900 1 1. UConn (36) 2. Duke 8-0 864 2 3. Tennessee 7-0 807 3 4. Notre Dame 6-0 769 5 5. Kentucky 8-0 752 7 6. Stanford 7-1 737 6 7. Louisville 7-1 675 4 8. Maryland 7-1 650 8 9. Baylor 6-0 642 9 5-1 528 13 10. Penn St. 11. Colorado 6-0 480 14 12. South Carolina 7-0 442 17 13. LSU 6-1 441 15 14. Oklahoma St. 7-0 370 19 15. Nebraska 6-1 330 10 293 16 5-1 16. Purdue 290 18 4-2 17. Oklahoma 18. North Carolina 6-2 283 11 19. Georgia 8-0 280 22 20. Iowa St. 6-0 249 23 21. California 5-2 216 20 22. Syracuse 8-0 132 — 23. Texas A&M 4-2 131 12 24. Gonzaga 4-1 125 24 25. Iowa 8-1 93 — Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 88, Florida St. 33, Arizona St. 31, Texas 19, Arkansas 10, Marquette 9, West Virginia 8, Georgia Tech 6, UTEP 6, Northwestern 5, Middle Tennessee 2, San Diego 2, BYU 1, Bowling Green 1.
Pro Football NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA 9 3 0 .750 322 261 New England Miami 6 6 0 .500 252 248 N.Y. Jets 5 7 0 .417 189 310 Buffalo 4 8 0 .333 267 307 South W L T Pct PF PA 8 4 0 .667 285 274 Indianapolis Tennessee 5 7 0 .417 264 267 Jacksonville 3 9 0 .250 174 352 Houston 2 10 0 .167 230 323 North W L T Pct PF PA 8 4 0 .667 292 216 Cincinnati Baltimore 6 6 0 .500 249 235 Pittsburgh 5 7 0 .417 263 278 Cleveland 4 8 0 .333 231 297 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 10 2 0 .833 464 317 Kansas City 9 3 0 .750 298 214 San Diego 5 7 0 .417 279 277 4 8 0 .333 237 300 Oakland NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 7 5 0 .583 329 303 Philadelphia 7 5 0 .583 300 281 N.Y. Giants 5 7 0 .417 237 297 Washington 3 9 0 .250 269 362 South W L T Pct PF PA 9 3 0 .750 312 230 New Orleans 9 3 0 .750 285 157 Carolina Tampa Bay 3 9 0 .250 217 285 Atlanta 3 9 0 .250 261 340 North W L T Pct PF PA 7 5 0 .583 326 287 Detroit 6 6 0 .500 323 332 Chicago Green Bay 5 6 1 .458 294 305 Minnesota 3 8 1 .292 289 366 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 11 1 0 .917 340 186 San Francisco 8 4 0 .667 297 197 Arizona 7 5 0 .583 275 247 5 7 0 .417 279 278 St. Louis x-clinched playoff spot Monday’s Game Seattle 34, New Orleans 7 Thursday, Dec. 5 Houston at Jacksonville, 5:25 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8 Atlanta at Green Bay, 10 a.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 10 a.m. Kansas City at Washington, 10 a.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 10 a.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 10 a.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 10 a.m. Cleveland at New England, 10 a.m. Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 10 a.m. Tennessee at Denver, 1:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 1:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 1:25 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 1:25 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 Dallas at Chicago, 5:40 p.m.
Seahawks 34, Saints 7 New Orleans 0 7 0 0 — 7 Seattle 17 10 7 0 — 34 First Quarter Sea—FG Hauschka 26, 7:47. Sea—Bennett 22 fumble return (Hauschka kick), 6:27. Sea—Miller 2 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 1:55. Second Quarter NO—Graham 2 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 8:45. Sea—FG Hauschka 20, 3:41. Sea—Baldwin 4 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), :13. Third Quarter Sea—Coleman 8 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 7:07. A—68,387.
College Football Pac-12 All-Stars Offensive Player of the Year: Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year: Will Sutton, Arizona State Coach of the Year: Todd Graham, Arizona State Offensive Freshman of the Year: Myles Jack, UCLA Defensive Freshman of the Year: Myles Jack, UCLA FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Marcus Mariota, soph, Oregon. Running Back — Ka’Deem Carey, jr, Arizona; Bishop Sankey, jr, Washington. Wide Receiver — Brandin Cooks, jr, Oregon State; Paul Richardson, jr, Colorado. Tight End — Chris Coyle, Grad, Arizona State. Offensiv e Line — Evan Finkeberg, grad, Arizona State; Hroniss Grasu, jr, Oregon; Marcus Martin, jr, USC; Xavier Su’a-Filo, jr, UCLA; David Yankey, sr, Stanford. DEFENSE Defensive Line — Ben Gardner, sr, Stanford; Trevor Reilly, sr, Utah; Will Sutton, sr, Arizona State; Leonard Williams, soph, USC. Linebacker — Anthony Barr, sr, UCLA; Trent Murphy, sr, Stanford; Shayne Skov, sr, Stanford. D e f e n s i v e B a c k — Deone Bucannon, sr, Washington State; Alden Darby, sr, Arizona State; Ifo Ekpre-Olamu, jr, Oregon; Robert Nelson, sr, Arizona State; Ed Reynolds, sr, Stanford SPECIAL TEAMS Place Kicker — Zane Gonzalez, fr, Arizona State. Punter — Tom Hackett, soph, Utah. R e t u r n S p e c i a l i s t — Ty Montgomery, jr, Stanford. Special Teams Player — Soma Vainuku, soph, USC. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Taylor Kelly, jr, Arizona State. Running Back — Tyler Gaffney, sr, Stanford; Marion Grice, sr, Arizona State. Wide Receiver — Ty Montgomery, jr, Stanford; Jaelen Strong, soph, Arizona State. T i g h t E n d — Austin Seferian-Jenkins, jr, Washington. Offensive Line — Jamil Douglas, jr, Arizona State; Cameron Fleming, sr, Stanford; Andrus Peat, soph, Stanford; Isaac Seumalo, soph, Oregon State; Khalil Wilkes, sr, Stanford. DEFENSE Defensive Line — Scott Crichton, jr, Oregon State; Taylor Hart, sr, Oregon; Devon Kennard, sr, USC; Hau’oli Kikaha, jr, Washington; Tenny Palepoi, sr, Utah. Linebacker — Carl Bradford, jr, Arizona State; Myles Jack, fr, UCLA: Hayes Pullard, jr, USC; Chris Young, sr, Arizona State. Defensive Back — Dion Bailey, jr, USC; Osahon Irabor, grad, Arizona State; Marcus Peters, soph,
Washington; Rashaad Reynolds, sr, Oregon State. SPECIAL TEAMS P l a c e K i c k e r — Vincenzo D’Amato, sr, California. Punter — Travis Coons, sr, Washington. Return Specialist — Nelson Agholor, soph, USC. Special Teams Player — Erick Dargan, jr, Oregon; Joe Hemschoot, sr, Stanford; Ryan Hoffmeister, jr, UCLA. HONORABLE MENTION Oregon — Bralon Addison, soph, WR and RS; Josh Huff, sr, WR; Tyler Johnstone, soph, OL; Wade Keliikipi, sr, DL; Derrick Malone, jr, LB; Byron Marshall, soph, RB; Tony Washington, jr, DL. Oregon State — Grant Enger, sr, OL; Connor Hamlett, jr, TE; Sean Mannion, jr, QB; Ryan Murphy, jr, DB; Steven Nelson, jr, DB; Terron Ward, jr, ST.
Hockey NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 27 18 7 2 38 75 55 Montreal 28 16 9 3 35 76 59 Detroit 28 14 7 7 35 78 73 Tampa Bay 26 16 9 1 33 76 66 Toronto 27 14 10 3 31 75 73 Ottawa 27 10 13 4 24 78 90 Florida 27 7 15 5 19 59 91 28 6 20 2 14 48 85 Buffalo Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 28 18 9 1 37 86 64 Washington 27 14 11 2 30 82 78 N.Y. Rangers 28 14 14 0 28 62 71 New Jersey 28 11 12 5 27 61 67 Philadelphia 27 12 13 2 26 57 65 Carolina 27 10 12 5 25 57 78 Columbus 27 10 14 3 23 67 80 N.Y. Islanders 27 8 15 4 20 72 93 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 28 20 4 4 44 102 76 St. Louis 26 18 5 3 39 91 60 25 19 6 0 38 76 52 Colorado Minnesota 29 16 8 5 37 70 67 29 13 12 4 30 78 82 Winnipeg Nashville 27 13 11 3 29 62 75 Dallas 25 12 9 4 28 70 73 Pacific GP W L OT Pts GF GA 26 18 3 5 41 92 60 San Jose Anaheim 29 18 7 4 40 91 77 Los Angeles 28 17 7 4 38 73 60 Phoenix 26 15 7 4 34 85 84 Vancouver 29 14 10 5 33 77 77 26 9 13 4 22 70 93 Calgary Edmonton 28 9 17 2 20 73 95 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Winnipeg 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Montreal 3, New Jersey 2 Minnesota 2, Philadelphia 0 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2 Today’s Games San Jose at Toronto, 4 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 4 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 4 p.m. Tampa Bay at Columbus, 4 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 4:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 5 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Montreal at New Jersey, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 7 p.m.
Pro Soccer MLS Playoffs MLS CUP Saturday, Dec. 7 Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC, 1 p.m.
Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with OF Steve Pearce and OF Nolan Reimold on oneyear contracts. Declined to offer 2014 contracts to RHP Eddie Gamboa and OF Jason Pridie. BOSTON RED SOX — Declined to offer 2014 contracts to RHP Andrew Bailey and OF Ryan Kalish. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with C Tyler Flowers on a one-year contract. Declined to offer a 2014 contract to RHP Dylan Axelrod. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Declined to offer 2014
contracts to OF Matt Carson, RHP Tyler Cloyd and C Lou Marson. Agreed to terms with RHP Frank Herrmann and RHP Blake Wood on oneyear contracts. DETROIT TIGERS — Acquired LHP Robbie Ray, LHP Ian Krol and INF Steve Lombardozzi from Washington for RHP Doug Fister. Agreed to terms with INF/OF Don Kelly on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Declined to offer a 2014 contract to INF Chris Getz. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Declined to offer 2014 contracts to RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Tommy Hanson, 3B Chris Nelson and RHP Jerome Williams. NEW YORK YANKEES — Traded C Chris Stewart to Pittsburgh for a player to be named. Agreed to terms with INF Brendan Ryan on a two-year contract. Declined to offer 2014 contracts to INFs David Adams and Jayson Nix and RHP Matt Daley. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with RHP Fernando Rodriguez on a one-year contract. Acquired RHP Jim Johnson from Baltimore for INF Jemile Weeks and a player to be named. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with C Jose Molina on a two-year contract. Declined to offer 2014 contracts to OF Sam Fuld and LHP Wesley Wright. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with C Dioner Navarro on a two-year contract. Declined to offer a 2014 contract to C J.P. Arencibia. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Named Mike Harkey pitching coach and Mel Stottlemyre Jr. bullpen coach. Declined to offer a 2014 contract to RHP Daniel Hudson. ATLANTA BRAVES — Declined to offer 2014 contracts to 3B Paul Janish, 2B Elliot Johnson and RHP Cristhian Martinez. Agreed to terms with LHP Jonny Venters and INF Ramiro Pena on one-year contracts. CHICAGO CUBS — Declined to offer 2014 contracts to RHP Daniel Bard, 1B Mat Gamel and RHP Chang-Young Lim. CINCINNATI REDS — Declined to offer 2014 contracts to OF Xavier Paul and OF Derrick Robinson. COLORADO ROCKIES — Declined to offer a 2014 contract to RHP Mitchell Boggs. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with OF Mike Baxter, C Drew Butera and LHP Scott Elbert on one-year contracts. Declined to offer a 2014 contract to RHP Ronald Belisario. MIAMI MARLINS — Declined to offer 2014 contracts to OF Chris Coghlan and RHP Ryan Webb. NEW YORK METS — Declined to offer 2014 contracts to RHP Scott Atchison, RHP Jeremy Hefner, SS Omar Quintanilla, 3B Justin Turner and OF Jordany Valdespin. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with 1B Kevin Frandsen on a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Designated C Michael McKenry for assignment. Agreed to terms with C Chris Stewart on a one-year contract. Declined to offer 2014 contracts to 1B Garrett Jones, C Michael McKenry and RHP Kyle McPherson. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Declined to offer a 2014 contract to RHP John Axford. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with RHP Tim Stauffer and LHP Eric Stults on oneyear contracts. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Declined to offer 2014 contracts to OF Francisco Peguero and RHP Sandy Rosario. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Ross Ohlendorf on a one-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released OT Patrick Ford from the practice squad. Re-signed OL R.J. Dill to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS — Placed D Aaron Rome on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 24. Recalled F Travis Morin from Texas (AHL). COLLEGE BIG TEN CONFERENCE — Fined Nebraska $10,000 for a violation of the conference’s sportsmanship policy by football coach Bo Pelini during Friday’s game. COLGATE — Announced the retirement of football coach Dick Biddle. COLORADO — Announced junior WR Paul Richardson will enter the NFL draft. FLORIDA — Announced CB Loucheiz Purifoy will enter the NFL draft. MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY — Named Carla Wilson athletic director. SOUTHERN CAL — Announced the resignation of interim football coach Ed Orgeron. Named Steve Sarkisian football coach. WAKE FOREST — Announced the resignation of football coach Jim Grobe.
B4•The World • Tuesday, December 3,2013
Gifts Assignment: Describe some wonderful gifts that money can’t buy. Emily B., a student at Hillcrest Elementary School, North Bend, will receive a prize for her submission on this topic: Some people always buy gifts from a store, but what about the gifts you make your self. For example, you can give friendship to someone you know at school. You can get a friendship bracelet and/or necklace, but you buy their friendship.
HILLCREST ELEMENTARY You can get a rock and paint it into animal, so paint it and put eyes on it. Also you can make a wallet. First sow in to a square, next cut the top into a cut. Last, make pockets to hold id. Also, you could make a rubber toy. Step 1: get rubber. Step 2: make a toy. Step 3: sow it so it won't fall apart. There are many ways to give gifts without spending too much money. Sebastian M. A gift that is wonderful and can't but money is you make a card out of paper and write in it and draw a picture on the card. Another thing is you can color a picture or you can draw a picture for your parents for Christmas. You can also get a piece of string and some beads and make a necklace or a bracelet. You can make a very very nice letter for your parents that would make them cry. Isabella A. A gift that you can’t buy is origami. Origami is a good thing for a present in my opinion it is. You could make an origami heart it would be nice because you can teach them how to do origami. They could teach another person how and so. It does not cost money except for the paper. Jared P.
Money can’t buy friendship or love you can show that by… Doing your homework and chores and helping with making dinner and cleaning your room is a gift all by itself. Or giving friendship to the shy person in school is better than something money could buy. Amy G. I think that as kids, the best gifts are the ones we make ourselves! Not the ones that cost money. Things that we make ourselves are easier to decide on what to do or make! Money can’t buy things that come from your heart, like a card saying nice things about that person. You can also make a paper airplane for a boy, or a necklace for a girl. For your mom, you can grow flowers or make her breakfast in bed. Money can't buy all of these things. Sarah P. I think that the best gifts are the ones money can't buy. Ones like handmade cards or homemade cookies that always taste better than store bought cookies. Right now I'm going to teach you how to make a milk carton-bird feeder. First you'll need a gallon sized milk container, sharp scissors, some string, a bag of bird seed, and two small sticks. Second cut two big holes and two small holes on each side beneath the big ones. Put the sticks in the small holes, and fill the container with bird seed. Then tie the string on the container and, hang it on a tree branch. With that we're done just sit back and watch the birds eat. :-) Deacon D. Money can't buy love let me tell you why. You can behave, right? So you will be surprised how much they will love it. It will be a blessing to your relatives. Or you could write a really really, really good letter that would make their eyes water. Now also you could make things, translation: find stuff in your house and make something. My last words are, behave, get along, and give me all you got. Elias S.
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