The Daily Astorian | http://www.dailyastorian.com The Daily Astorian Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:44:54 -0400 en http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/staticimage/images/rss-logo.jpg The Daily Astorian | http://www.dailyastorian.com AP Top Sports News At 2:48 a.m. EDT http://www.dailyastorian.com/ap-top-sports-news-at-248-am-edt-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports0562687cace448b385d3667a44c5fc8a http://www.dailyastorian.com/ap-top-sports-news-at-248-am-edt-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports0562687cace448b385d3667a44c5fc8a#Comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:01:39 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310229796 Schumacher's doctor sees progress after injuryNBA owners fail to pass lottery reformRequest denied to remove judge on Peterson caseVols, Wolverines out to flip trends against rivalsNo. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatementLeafs-Senators game postponed after shootingsAttorney says Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend]]> Schumacher's doctor sees progress after injury http://www.dailyastorian.com/schumachers-doctor-sees-progress-after-injury-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports9b2d4616c40543ed9a1b0789b9c3d56a http://www.dailyastorian.com/schumachers-doctor-sees-progress-after-injury-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports9b2d4616c40543ed9a1b0789b9c3d56a#Comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:03 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239966 PARIS (AP) A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a ski accident says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years.

Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the Grenoble hospital that treated Schumacher after his injury in December 2013, said he has visited the Schumacher family at home in Switzerland to track his patient's progress.

"Life after a head injury is punctuated by stages," Payen told RTL radio on Thursday. He predicted a convalescence of one to three years. "We hope, but we have to give him time."

Schumacher was with his 14-year-old son in the French Alps when he fell, hitting the side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet.

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Schumacher's doctor sees progress after injury http://www.dailyastorian.com/schumachers-doctor-sees-progress-after-injury-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world9b2d4616c40543ed9a1b0789b9c3d56a http://www.dailyastorian.com/schumachers-doctor-sees-progress-after-injury-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world9b2d4616c40543ed9a1b0789b9c3d56a#Comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:25 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239969 PARIS (AP) A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a ski accident says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years.

Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the Grenoble hospital that treated Schumacher after his injury in December 2013, said he has visited the Schumacher family at home in Switzerland to track his patient's progress.

"Life after a head injury is punctuated by stages," Payen told RTL radio on Thursday. He predicted a convalescence of one to three years. "We hope, but we have to give him time."

Schumacher was with his 14-year-old son in the French Alps when he fell, hitting the side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet.

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AP Top International News At 2:36 a.m. EDT http://www.dailyastorian.com/ap-top-international-news-at-236-am-edt-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world16def4d63ee0446cb5a2d22a12fa3d8e http://www.dailyastorian.com/ap-top-international-news-at-236-am-edt-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world16def4d63ee0446cb5a2d22a12fa3d8e#Comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:26 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239978 Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorismUN inquiry head rejects N. Korea's 'honeyed words'India picks up pace on economic overhaulEbola outbreak forces Liberians into exileIraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for SyriaMexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on studentsPalestinian kills baby at Jerusalem stationPolice: Gunmen kill 8 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan]]> Police: Gunmen kill 8 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan http://www.dailyastorian.com/police-gunmen-kill-8-shiite-muslims-in-pakistan-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worlde90d9c5b505c4b52b4336beafebdc51a http://www.dailyastorian.com/police-gunmen-kill-8-shiite-muslims-in-pakistan-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worlde90d9c5b505c4b52b4336beafebdc51a#Comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:01:39 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239967 QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) Four gunmen attacked a minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing eight of them, police said.

The Shiites from the minority Hazara community were targeted outside the vegetable market on the outskirts of Quetta city, operations police chief Aitzaz Goraya said.

The four gunmen riding two motorcycles killed six men in the minibus and chased another two down before shooting them dead, he said. Another two people were wounded.

No one has claimed responsibility, and the officer said it was not clear who carried out the attack.

Suspicion likely is to fall on Sunni extremists, who have often targeted Shiites in the past. Previous attacks have been claimed by the Sunni militant groups Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the Pakistani Taliban.

The Pakistani Taliban have been on the run since the launch of a Pakistani military offensive in their last remaining safe havens in North Waziristan, a tribal region near Afghan border.

The local Taliban have been waging a war against the state in a bid to topple the government and impose their harsh brand of Islamic law, and have killed thousands of Pakistanis over the last decade.

Quetta city is the capital of Baluchistan province, which is also home to Baluchi separatist and nationalist groups. The nationalists have been fighting for autonomy and a greater share of revenues from the region's natural resources.

A suicide bombing on Oct, 4 killed five people of the Hazara Shiite community in the city. Members of the minority community based in the southwest stand out because of their facial features.

Goraya and another official, Shahzada Farhat, said the Hazara had been given police escorts for security but that those who were targeted were unaccompanied because they had not informed police in advance of their movements.

Pakistani television ran live footage of the scene showing police removing bodies and helping wounded people as family members of the deceased cried and wailed.

Hundreds of Hazara later blocked a main road in the city to protest the killings.

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India picks up pace on economic overhaul http://www.dailyastorian.com/india-picks-up-pace-on-economic-overhaul-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worldc86b202baa264e36b60a395033889961 http://www.dailyastorian.com/india-picks-up-pace-on-economic-overhaul-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worldc86b202baa264e36b60a395033889961#Comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:58 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239968 NEW DELHI (AP) After months of criticism for not moving aggressively enough on promises of an economic overhaul, India's new prime minister has announced a string of policies designed to kick-start Asia's third-largest economy.

Over the past week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled an overhaul of India's archaic labor laws, freed diesel prices from state control and signed an executive order promising to open India's coal industry to private companies. He also appointed Arvind Subramanian, a respected Washington, DC-based economist, as the country's top economic adviser.

Modi, who led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a landslide election win in May on promises that he would re-energize India's stumbling economy, faced a flurry of criticism after his July budget failed to provide new direction.

But that appears to be changing, reigniting optimism that India can lift its economic game.

Though India's economic growth was not far behind China's last decade, it slumped over the past few years, hurt by policy gridlock, weak investment, high inflation and epic corruption. Lack of progress over decades is highlighted by slow poverty reduction. In 1978 some 99 percent of the population lived on less than $5 a day, according to World Bank figures. By 2011, that poverty rate was barely changed at 95 percent.

Experts say that the BJP's recent successes in two state elections have given Modi greater political power to implement his agenda. It has increased his party's representation in the upper house, which can delay legislation, and also puts two more states closer in step with the federal government.

The government now has the freedom "to take stronger, bolder steps," said D.K. Joshi, chief economist at the financial research firm Crisil.

Modi, who has promised to make India a global center for cheap manufacturing, announced a major overhaul of labor laws last week, hoping to attract investors.

India's onerous labor laws, many written when the country was a British colony, require reams of paperwork and strictly regulate all hiring and firing of employees, often deterring companies from bringing in new staff.

That, Modi said in a New Delhi speech, needs to change.

"Ease of business is the first and foremost requirement" to increase India's manufacturing strength, he said.

Creating more jobs is a high priority in India, where some 13 million young people join the workforce each year.

Modi's announcements came as the economy showed some signs of revival, with inflation plummeting to five-year lows because of falling global oil prices.

Taking advantage of that dip in crude prices, the Indian Cabinet freed diesel prices from government control over the weekend, targeting one of India's costliest subsidies.

The subsidy, along with high international oil prices and a dependency on petroleum-based fuels, has caused India's trade deficit to balloon in recent years, reaching $14.3 billion in September.

Joshi said that highly subsidized diesel prices had encouraged consumers to guzzle the fuel, adding greatly to the government's subsidy bill.

"It'll send a signal to consumers to conserve fuel" while easing the government's subsidy burden, Joshi said.

The appointment of development economist Arvind Subramanian as the country's chief economic adviser was also welcomed by industry.

Subramanian, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington D.C. has worked at the International Monetary Fund and taught at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The widely published economist is seen by many in business as well equipped to guide India's economic makeover.

"For an economy struggling to claw out of its deepest slump in 25 years, it's a pleasant sight to spot a flurry of reformist intent," the Hindustan Times said in a recent editorial.

Meanwhile, this week's executive order that will eventually allow any Indian company to mine and sell coal, opens up an industry nationalized more than four decades ago. It also sends a strong signal about a shift away from highly restrictive industrial regulations.

Current laws allow only certain private companies to mine coal, and then only for their own use, with state-owned Coal India Ltd. dominating commercial mining.

Most of India's power plants are coal-fired and the new regulations are expected to boost the country's inadequate power supply, a big obstacle to manufacturing in India, by encouraging investment in new generation capacity. Officials have not said when the executive order will go into effect.

Joshi said the flurry of economic announcements are incremental steps but "they all add up significantly" to make the country attractive to investors.

But he said one major issue has yet to be addressed: India's poor infrastructure, from its highways to its electricity grid. India cannot become a manufacturing power until those problems are faced.

"Inviting someone to do business isn't sufficient," he said. Without good roads, reliable power and better ports, "you cannot become a manufacturing power."

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Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism http://www.dailyastorian.com/canadas-pm-says-shooting-rampage-was-terrorism-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worldc7d5b9fa94154439b03c413ee5f111c3 http://www.dailyastorian.com/canadas-pm-says-shooting-rampage-was-terrorism-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worldc7d5b9fa94154439b03c413ee5f111c3#Comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:38 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239972 OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

"We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed in a nationally televised address hours after a masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Ottawa's war memorial shortly before 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The suspect then stormed Parliament in a dramatic attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms.

Harper called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. A man Harper described as an "ISIL-inspired terrorist" on Monday ran over two soldiers in a parking lot in Quebec, killing one and injuring another before being shot to death by police. Like the suspect from Wednesday's shooting in Ottawa, he was a recent convert to Islam.

Investigators offered little information about the gunman in Ottawa, identified as 32-year-old petty criminal Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. But Harper said: "In the days to come we will learn about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had."

Witnesses said the soldier posted at the National War Memorial, identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was gunned down at point-blank range by a man carrying a rifle and dressed all in black, his face half-covered with a scarf. The gunman appeared to raise his arms in triumph, then entered Parliament, a few hundred yards away, where dozens of shots soon rang out, according to witnesses.

People fled the complex by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, while others took cover inside as police with rifles and body armor took up positions outside and cordoned off the normally bustling streets around Parliament.

On Twitter, Canada's justice minister and other government officials credited 58-year-old sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers with shooting the attacker just outside the MPs' caucus rooms. Vickers serves a largely ceremonial role at the House of Commons, carrying a scepter and wearing rich green robes, white gloves and a tall imperial hat.

At least three people were treated for minor injuries.

In Washington, President Barack Obama condemned the shootings as "outrageous" and said: "We have to remain vigilant." The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa was locked down as a precaution, and security was tightened at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington.

Harper vowed that the attacks will "lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts" to keep the country safe and work with Canada's allies to fight terrorists.

Court records that appear to be the gunman's show that he had a long rap sheet, with a string of convictions for assault, robbery, drug and weapons offenses, and other crimes.

Tony Zobl said he witnessed the Canadian soldier being gunned down from his fourth-floor window directly above the National War Memorial, a 70-foot (21.34-meter), arched granite cenotaph, or tomb, with bronze sculptures commemorating World War I.

"I looked out the window and saw a shooter, a man dressed all in black with a kerchief over his nose and mouth and something over his head as well, holding a rifle and shooting an honor guard in front of the cenotaph point-blank, twice," Zobl told the Canadian Press news agency. "The honor guard dropped to the ground, and the shooter kind of raised his arms in triumph holding the rifle."

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. had video of the gunman going to his car alone with his weapon after the shooting at the memorial. The car was later spotted parked in front of Parliament Hill, just down the block.

Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots were heard inside Parliament, where Conservative and Liberal MPs were holding their weekly caucus meetings.

"I was just taking off my jacket to go into caucus. I hear this pop, pop, pop. Possibly 10 shots, don't really know. Thought it was dynamite or construction rather than anything else," said John McKay, a member of Parliament.

He said security guards then came rushing down the halls, herding them toward the back of the buildings.

"And then we started talking to another woman and she was apparently inside the library of Parliament, saw the fellow, wearing a hoodie, carrying a gun," McKay said, "and then the implications of this start to sink in."

The attack came two days after a recent convert to Islam killed the Canadian soldier and injured another with his car in a parking lot in the Quebec city of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. The killer had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey.

Canada had raised its domestic terror threat level from low to medium Tuesday because of what it called "an increase in general chatter from radical Islamist organizations." As recently as Tuesday, Canada sent eight fighter jets to the Mideast to join the battle against Islamic State.

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Gillies reported from Toronto. Associated Press writer Jeremy Hainsworth also contributed to this report.

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BC-HKO-WHL-Roundup@ http://www.dailyastorian.com/bc-hko-whl-roundup-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest73285393a78f4a92aef698a78ebd736e http://www.dailyastorian.com/bc-hko-whl-roundup-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest73285393a78f4a92aef698a78ebd736e#Comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:21 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239970 INDEX: Sports@HL:WHL Roundup: Yamamoto's last-minute goal lifts Chiefs over Silvertips@THE CANADIAN PRESS@

EVERETT, Wash. Kailer Yamamoto scored with 13 seconds left to play as the Spokane Chiefs edged the Everett Silvertips 5-4 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action.

Adam Helewka had a power-play goal for Spokane (5-2-3) in the second period, while Calder Brooks, Jacob Cardiff and Liam Stewart also scored.

Brayden Low, Cole MacDonald, Kohl Bauml and Nikita Scherbak supplied the offence for Everett (6-1-3).

Garret Hughson made 25 saves for the win, while Austin Lotz stopped 33 shots for the Silvertips.

The Chiefs scored once on two power-play opportunities, while Everett went 1 for 4 with the man advantage.

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BLADES 5 ICE 2

SASKATOON Alex Forsberg struck twice to lead the Blades over the Ice.

Isaac Schacher, Cameron Hebig and Josh Uhrich also scored for Saskatoon (4-7-0), and Wyatt Sloboshan chipped in with two assists.

Jaedon Descheneau and Zak Zborosky scored first-period goals for Kootenay (3-9-0).

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BRONCOS 5 WINTERHAWKS 4

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. Colby Cave scored a tie-breaking, power-play goal with 13 seconds left to play as the Broncos edged the Winterhawks.

Max Lajoie had two goals and an assist for Swift Current (7-7-0), and Dakota Odgers and Zac Mackay rounded out the Broncos offence.

Paul Brittner scored twice for Portland (3-9-2), including the game-tying goal at 19:17 of the third period. Chase De Leo and Miles Koules had a goal and an assist apiece.

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BLAZERS 7 GIANTS 2

KAMLOOPS, B.C. The Blazers exploded for four unanswered goals in the final period to topple the Giants.

Jake Kryski, Matt Needham, and Cole Ully staked Kamloops (8-5-1) to a 3-0 lead by the second period, and Luke Harrison, Mike Winther, Nick Chyzowski and Jesse Zaharichuk put the game away in the third.

Dalton Sward and Thomas Foster scored for Vancouver (6-5-0).

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WHEAT KINGS 7 COUGARS 4

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. Rihards Bukarts and Nolan Patrick each had two goals and an assist as Brandon downed the Cougars.

Reid Duke, Tyler Coulter and Ivan Provorov rounded out the attack for the Wheat Kings (9-2-1).

Brad Morrison's power-play goal gave Prince George (7-6-0) an early 1-0 lead. Chance Braid, Jared Bethune and Chase Witala also scored.

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ROCKETS 4 AMERICANS 0

KELOWNA, B.C. Jackson Whistle stopped all 22 shots he faced as the Rockets shut out Tri-City.

Tyrell Goulbourne struck twice for Kelowna (11-1-0), while Jesse Lees and Tomas Soustal also scored.

Eric Comrie made 30 saves for the Americans (8-5-0).

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Griffin and Paul lead Clippers over Suns 108-105 http://www.dailyastorian.com/griffin-and-paul-lead-clippers-over-suns-108-105-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports2f2c9ab55c5945c29fa9f91b98b88832 http://www.dailyastorian.com/griffin-and-paul-lead-clippers-over-suns-108-105-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports2f2c9ab55c5945c29fa9f91b98b88832#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:33 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239971 LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Clippers new owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night.

Blake Griffin scored 35 points and Chris Paul added 34.

Trailing 80-79 after three quarters, Paul and Griffin combined to score 26 of Los Angeles' 29 points in the fourth quarter. Paul's two free throws with 5 seconds remaining gave the Clippers a three-point lead. Gerald Green's 3-pointer attempt at the buzzer was off the mark and Los Angeles held on for the win.

Eric Bledsoe led Phoenix with 27 points and Green added 23.

Ballmer officially took over ownership of the Clippers in August.

TIP-INS

Clippers: Prior to Wednesday's game, LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he didn't really know much about last Sunday's Las Vegas controversy concerning Clippers forward Blake Griffin. Griffin is alleged to have slapped a man in a club. Rivers said 'he trusts Blake and is confident everything will work out. Griffin did not meet with the media prior to Wednesday's game. According to the Las Vegas Police Department an investigation into the alleged incident is ongoing.

TRAINING ROOM:

Clippers: Jordan Farmer, who missed Tuesday's game against Golden State due to lower back spasms, did not play. Rivers said veteran forward Glen Davis, who is recovering from a strained right groin, is still 3-to-4 days away from doing any 'real work'. Rivers doubted that Davis would be ready for opening night.

Suns: Phoenix forward T.J. Warren, who suffered a thumb injury in Tuesday's win against the Lakers, did not play Wednesday. Warren injured his thumb when he caught it on a Lakers jersey during Tuesday's game.

BIG TURNAROUND:

In Jeff Hornacek's first year as the Suns coach last season, Phoenix was the NBA's most improved team. The Suns improved by 23 games, finishing with 48 wins, and narrowly missed making the playoffs.

UP NEXT

Clippers: finish preseason at home Friday against Portland. Los Angeles opens the regular season at home on October 30 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Suns: travel to Utah for their final preseason game Friday. The Suns open the regular season at home on October 29 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series http://www.dailyastorian.com/royals-clobber-giants-7-2-to-even-world-series-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports4814338d7d1149868c1a052fbd9e5939 http://www.dailyastorian.com/royals-clobber-giants-7-2-to-even-world-series-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports4814338d7d1149868c1a052fbd9e5939#Comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:01:53 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239976 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

The one thing that was clear? The World Series suddenly had some life.

Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth, and the Royals' cast of clutch relievers kept the Giants in check for a 7-2 victory that evened the Series and spiced things up as it shifts to San Francisco for three games.

"We showed them that we have fight in us, and I think they knew that already," said Billy Butler, whose RBI single in the sixth inning gave the Royals a 3-2 lead. "But we stepped up big there as a team, and that gave us some confidence."

Jeremy Guthrie will be on the mound Friday night for the Royals, who had won eight straight playoff games before a 7-1 loss in the opener. Tim Hudson will start for San Francisco.

"With their pitching and our pitching, and the way both teams play, we're going to have a fight, I think, every game," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

So much talk of fighting after the two teams nearly came to blows Wednesday.

The Royals had surged ahead on Butler's single when Perez followed with a double off Strickland into the left-field gap. Omar Infante then scorched a pitch into the bullpen in left, the fifth homer that Strickland had allowed to 23 postseason batters.

Boiling over with anger, Strickland yelled into his glove then got into a shouting match with Perez as the big, burly catcher headed for home. Players spilled out of both dugouts, and several Royals streamed in from the outfield bullpen before the umpires finally restored order.

"He started to look at me, so I asked him like, 'Hey, why you look at me?'" Perez said. "So he was telling me, 'Get out of here, whatever.' So I don't know. 'You don't have to treat me like that. Look at Omar. Omar hit a bomb. I didn't hit a bomb. I hit a double.'"

Strickland said he simply let his frustration get to him.

"I let the team down," he said. "My emotions got to me."

With his 100 mph fastball singeing the Giants' batters, Royals flamethrower Yordano Ventura allowed two runs while pitching into the sixth inning. The 23-year-old protege of Pedro Martinez hardly looked like the first rookie to make a World Series start for the Royals, calmly handling a lineup that had ravaged staff ace James Shields.

The dynamic trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland did the rest.

Herrera got the final two outs of the sixth to escape a jam, his first three pitches clocking at least 100 mph. He also survived a shaky seventh before Davis breezed through the eighth.

Greg Holland, who saved each game in the Royals' sweep of Baltimore in the AL Championship Series, allowed a two-out single to Brandon Crawford before fanning Gregor Blanco to end the game.

The Giants' only runs came on a homer by Blanco and a double by Brandon Belt, their streak of seven straight World Series wins ending on a crisp, breezy night.

"For us to leave here with a split, you like to get greedy," Bochy said, "but we know it's going to be a tough series."

Early on, it looked as if the Giants could have a big lead heading back to the Bay Area.

The fleet-footed Blanco silenced a rollicking sea of blue, becoming the 10th player to open a World Series game with a home run. He deposited Ventura's 98 mph fastball in the bullpen in right field, just his 17th home run in more than 2,300 at-bats.

The crowd, energized from the moment that Hall of Famer George Brett delivered the ceremonial first pitch, was left waiting for something good to happen for the second straight night.

This time, the scrappy Royals gave it to them.

ALCS MVP Lorenzo Cain stretched a two-out double later in the first, and Eric Hosmer walked on four pitches. Butler, Giants starter Jake Peavy's long-time nemesis, then bounced a single past the outstretched glove of Crawford at shortstop to knot the game 1-all.

The Royals kept the pressure on in second. Infante doubled over the head of Travis Ishikawa in left field, and Escobar sliced a two-out double down the right-field line to give Kansas City a 2-1 lead, its first in the World Series since Game 7 in 1985.

The Giants, so accustomed to October baseball, refused to back down.

Belt tied it in the fourth with a double that bounced off Nori Aoki's glove in right field.

The game was still knotted at 2 when the Royals got their first two batters aboard in the sixth. Bochy pulled the fiery Peavy. Butler promptly hit a go-ahead single off Jean Machi, and Strickland came in two batters later.

From there, well, the Royals showed they still had plenty of fight left.

PLENTY OF PITCHERS

The Giants matched a Series record by using five pitchers in one inning. The other teams to burn through as many pitchers did so in Game 7 losses: The Cardinals against the Royals in '85, and the Orioles against the Pirates in 1979, according to STATS.

UP NEXT

Giants: Hudson has appeared in 12 postseason games and started 11 of them, first with Oakland and then Atlanta. But he's never been on the mound in the World Series.

Royals: Guthrie, an 11-year veteran, did not pitch in the Royals' sweep of the Angels in the ALDS. He made his first career postseason start in the ALCS against the Orioles.

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Rookie Randle leads Lakers past Blazers 94-86 http://www.dailyastorian.com/rookie-randle-leads-lakers-past-blazers-94-86-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestc7b031a5ff4340a693fb3bde572dd617 http://www.dailyastorian.com/rookie-randle-leads-lakers-past-blazers-94-86-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestc7b031a5ff4340a693fb3bde572dd617#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:13 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239973 ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) Julius Randle already feels the game slowing down after seven preseason games with the Los Angeles Lakers, and the rookie power forward demonstrated his comfort in an impressive finish to their latest preseason game.

Randle scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and Jeremy Lin added 13 points in the Lakers' 94-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

Wayne Ellington and Wesley Johnson scored 11 points apiece for the Lakers (3-4), who played a solid defensive game and surged in the fourth quarter despite 18 turnovers. Los Angeles won without Kobe Bryant, who sat out to rest.

Randle grabbed eight rebounds and put on an impressive display in the final minutes, hitting mid-range jumpers and aggressively running the court. Although Bryant and coach Byron Scott are constantly critiquing the rookie, they see the results in his play.

"Every game, I feel more comfortable," Randle said. "It's the same looks, the same everything. I'm just knocking them down. Obviously I'm just taking advantage of opportunities."

Randle also attempted several coast-to-coast drives, showing off the hidden ball-handling guard inside the 6-foot-9 teenager.

"I told my mom at a young age, 'I don't want to just be a post player,'" he said. "I remember I was always taller than everybody when I was younger, and people were always like, 'Oh, he's going to be the next Shaq.' And I'm like, 'No, I don't want to be the next Shaq. I want to be Kobe.'"

C.J. McCollum scored 17 points and Meyers Leonard added 13 for the Trail Blazers (3-3), who rested four starters as their three-game winning streak ended.

Portland center Chris Kaman scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half against his former Lakers teammates.

With the NBA preseason firmly in its dog days, both teams rested most of their top players in front of a half-full arena in the Inland Empire an hour east of downtown Los Angeles.

The Lakers scratched Bryant and Jordan Hill for the second game of a back-to-back set. Bryant was simply resting for the first time in the preseason, but Hill has a sore left shoulder.

Damian Lillard had eight points and five turnovers while playing 17 minutes in the first half for the Blazers, who rested their other four regular starters on the second night of a back-to-back set that began in Boulder, Colorado, on Tuesday. Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez and former Lakers guard Steve Blake all sat out.

TIP-INS

Trail Blazers: Portland hadn't lost a preseason game to the Lakers since 1992, winning four straight. ... Lillard played in his first NBA game in this building, and coach Terry Stotts debuted with the team on the same night in 2012. ... Kaman wore a large bandage over three stitches on the back of his head after a collision with Timofey Mozgov's mouth during Portland's win over Denver on Tuesday.

Lakers: Hill joined four Lakers teammates sidelined with injuries: Steve Nash (back), Xavier Henry (right knee), Ryan Kelly (right hamstring) and Nick Young (right thumb). The Lakers lost a league-worst 319 man-games to injuries last season. ... Ed Davis blocked four shots. ... Lin made six turnovers in 25 minutes.

UP NEXT

The Blazers finish the preseason Friday at the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Lakers face the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas on Friday in their preseason finale.

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AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal http://www.dailyastorian.com/ap-source-goodell-told-to-testify-in-rice-appeal-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports14c3a9c410cf4a8a81ea38ac5302091e http://www.dailyastorian.com/ap-source-goodell-told-to-testify-in-rice-appeal-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports14c3a9c410cf4a8a81ea38ac5302091e#Comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:02 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239984 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parties of her decision Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public.

Because it isn't a criminal case, it's uncertain whether Goodell will actually testify in a private arbitration. He said this month he would leave the decision to Judge Jones.

"We will continue to respect Judge Jones' confidentiality order regarding this proceeding," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email.

NFL lawyers have argued that Goodell shouldn't have to testify, and instead were offering testimony from Jeff Pash, the NFL's general counsel, and Adolpho Birch, the NFL's vice president for labor policy. Pash and Birch were with Goodell when he met with Rice's side in June to talk about what happened when the former Pro Bowl running back hit his then-fiancee in an elevator.

Rice described details of the incident at that meeting. Goodell has called Rice's description "ambiguous" while Rice's side has maintained he gave exact details.

The hearing will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the case told the AP on Tuesday.

Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after a video of the former Pro Bowl running back hitting the woman was released publicly. Goodell originally had suspended the running back for two games.

Once the video became public, the Baltimore Ravens cut Rice, and the league banned him indefinitely. The league considered the video to be new evidence, giving Goodell the authority to further suspend Rice.

The players' union appealed Rice's suspension, saying he should not be punished twice.

Jones was jointly picked by the commissioner and the players' union to hear the appeal. The union said at the time that Goodell's testimony as a witness would be crucial in the proceedings.

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AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

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Rob Maaddi can be reached on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ap_robmaaddi

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AP Top News At 1 a.m. EDT http://www.dailyastorian.com/ap-top-news-at-1-am-edt-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worldcd0d3f24b2f743a3ad68842b49204abc http://www.dailyastorian.com/ap-top-news-at-1-am-edt-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worldcd0d3f24b2f743a3ad68842b49204abc#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:22 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239997 Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appealSocial Security benefits get another tiny increaseCamel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smokingAPNewsBreak: Care questioned in 15 NY jail deathsGoofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar BinksRoyals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World SeriesNorth Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio]]> Seattle march against police brutality http://www.dailyastorian.com/seattle-march-against-police-brutality-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest562339f6a31f4307a451856cd2d1bdec http://www.dailyastorian.com/seattle-march-against-police-brutality-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest562339f6a31f4307a451856cd2d1bdec#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:21 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239975 SEATTLE (AP) Dozens of protesters, including students, took part in a Seattle march against police brutality on Wednesday.

KING-TV reports (http://is.gd/hRjIcd ) the effort was part of protests and rallies planned in other cities.

Demonstrators marched to the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct. Students spoke directly to a handful of officers who were standing nearby, expressing their concerns and desire to work closely with police to have a better relationship in the community.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series http://www.dailyastorian.com/royals-clobber-giants-7-2-to-even-world-series-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world4814338d7d1149868c1a052fbd9e5939 http://www.dailyastorian.com/royals-clobber-giants-7-2-to-even-world-series-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world4814338d7d1149868c1a052fbd9e5939#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:01:23 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239974 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants' brilliant bullpen and even the World Series.

Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals' own cast of clutch relievers kept the Giants in check in a 7-2 victory Wednesday night that certainly spiced things up as the Series shifts to San Francisco for the next three games.

Jeremy Guthrie will be on the mound Friday night for the Royals, who had won eight straight playoff games before a 7-1 loss in the opener. Tim Hudson will start for San Francisco.

"We showed them that we have fight in us, and I think they knew that already. But we stepped up big there as a team, and that gave us some confidence," said Billy Butler, whose RBI single in the sixth inning gave the Royals a 3-2 lead.

Perez followed with a double into the left-field gap, and Omar Infante hit a two-run shot off Hunter Strickland, the fifth home run that he'd allowed to 23 postseason batters.

Strickland appeared to be muttering to himself as he stalked back to the mound, and Perez overheard him. The two exchanged words and players from both dugouts spilled onto the field. More streamed in from the outfield bullpens before order was finally restored.

"He started to look at me, so I asked him like, 'Hey, why you look at me?'" Perez said. "So he was telling me, 'Get out of here, whatever.' So I don't know. 'You don't have to treat me like that. Look at Omar. Omar hit a bomb. I didn't hit a bomb. I hit a double.

"So I don't know what happened with that guy," Perez added. "But the last thing, we don't want to fight on the field. I'm not that kind of person, that kind of player."

Nevertheless, a series that began with a sleepy blowout had some life.

Young flamethrower Yordano Ventura, with his 100 mph fastball singeing the brims of the Giants' batting helmets, allowed just two runs while pitching into the sixth inning. The 23-year-old hardly looked like the first rookie to make a World Series start in Royals history, calmly working through a lineup that ravaged staff ace James Shields just 24 hours earlier.

The dynamic trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland did the rest.

Herrera got the final two outs of the sixth to escape a jam, two of his first three pitches clocking 101 mph on the radar gun. He also survived a shaky seventh that included a pair of walks before Davis locked down the eighth, striking out two in a perfect inning.

Greg Holland, who saved each game in the Royals' sweep of Baltimore in the AL Championship Series, allowed a two-out single to Brandon Crawford before fanning Gregor Blanco to end the game.

"We weren't taking any chances," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

The Giants' only runs came on a homer by Blanco and a double by Brandon Belt, their streak of seven straight World Series wins ending on a crisp, breezy night.

"For us to leave here with a split, you like to get greedy," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said, "but we know it's going to be a tough series."

Early on, it looked as if the Giants could be heading back to the Bay Area with a big lead.

The fleet-footed Blanco silenced a rollicking sea of blue, becoming the 10th player to open a World Series game with a home run. He deposited Ventura's 98 mph fastball in the bullpen in right field, just his 17th home run in more than 2,300 at-bats.

The crowd, energized from the moment that Hall of Famer George Brett delivered the ceremonial first pitch, was left waiting for something good to happen for the second straight night.

This time, the scrappy Royals gave it to them.

ALCS MVP Lorenzo Cain stretched a two-out double later in the first, and Eric Hosmer walked on four pitches. Butler, Giants starter Jake Peavy's long-time nemesis, then bounced a single past the outstretched glove of Crawford at shortstop to knot the game 1-all.

The Royals kept the pressure on in second. Infante doubled over the head of Travis Ishikawa in left field, and Escobar sliced a two-out double down the right-field line to give Kansas City a 2-1 lead, its first in the World Series since Game 7 in 1985.

The Giants, so accustomed to October baseball, still didn't look rattled even as Ventura kept pounding the strike zone with a steady dose of 100 mph fastballs.

Eventually, Pablo Sandoval sent a high fly to the warning track leading off the fourth, and a stiff wind blowing out to left turned Cain around. The ball caromed away for a double, and Belt drove in Sandoval with a double that bounced off Nori Aoki's glove in right field.

The game was still knotted at 2 when the Royals got their first two batters aboard in the sixth. Bochy finally pulled the fiery Peavy, hoping to play for matchups with his bullpen. Butler promptly hit a go-ahead single off Jean Machi, and Strickland came in two batters later to face Perez, whose homer in Game 1 represented the Royals' only run.

From there, well, the Royals showed they still had plenty of fight left.

PLENTY OF PITCHERS

The Giants matched a Series record by using five pitchers in one inning. The other teams to burn through as many pitchers did so in Game 7 losses: The Cardinals against the Royals in '85, and the Orioles against the Pirates in 1979, according to STATS.

PANDA POWER

Sandoval has reached base safely in 25 consecutive playoff games. The only players to have done that more are Miguel Cabrera (31) and Chase Utley (27).

LINCECUM LEAVES

Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum worked 1 2-3 innings of relief before he appeared to hurt himself on a pitch with two outs in the eighth. Santiago Casilla replaced him.

UP NEXT

Giants: Hudson has appeared in 12 postseason games and started 11 of them, first with Oakland and then Atlanta. But he's never been on the mound in the World Series.

Royals: Guthrie, an 11-year veteran, did not pitch in the Royals' sweep of the Angels in the ALDS. He made his first career postseason start in the ALCS against the Orioles.

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WA Lottery http://www.dailyastorian.com/wa-lottery-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestadb01264cad94065b73a971d2df60517 http://www.dailyastorian.com/wa-lottery-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestadb01264cad94065b73a971d2df60517#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:41 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310229976 Hit 5

02-13-18-29-36

(two, thirteen, eighteen, twenty-nine, thirty-six)

Estimated jackpot: $350,000

Keno

08-11-12-13-17-19-24-28-31-36-37-42-45-51-56-64-70-72-73-80

(eight, eleven, twelve, thirteen, seventeen, nineteen, twenty-four, twenty-eight, thirty-one, thirty-six, thirty-seven, forty-two, forty-five, fifty-one, fifty-six, sixty-four, seventy, seventy-two, seventy-three, eighty)

Lotto

09-12-19-22-34-39

(nine, twelve, nineteen, twenty-two, thirty-four, thirty-nine)

Estimated jackpot: $4.9 million

Match 4

03-04-16-24

(three, four, sixteen, twenty-four)

Mega Millions

Estimated jackpot: $224 million

Powerball

29-30-40-42-50, Powerball: 16, Power Play: 2

(twenty-nine, thirty, forty, forty-two, fifty; Powerball: sixteen; Power Play: two)

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Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students http://www.dailyastorian.com/mexico-mayor-linked-to-deadly-attack-on-students-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world83b46e90cb2f42ff824f63b4c5e130b1 http://www.dailyastorian.com/mexico-mayor-linked-to-deadly-attack-on-students-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world83b46e90cb2f42ff824f63b4c5e130b1#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:01:25 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239977 MEXICO CITY (AP) Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market.

The statements painted the fullest picture yet of the control that is exercised by gangs over a broad swath of Mexico's hot lands in Guerrero state. The Guerreros Unidos cartel's deep connections with local officials in the city of Iguala came to a head Sept. 26 when the mayor ordered municipal police to detain protesting students, who were then turned over to the drug gang.

Since then, Mexican authorities have mounted wide-ranging searches for the students, spurred by increasingly violent demonstrations that included the burning of Iguala's city hall by protesters Wednesday. The case also has drawn international attention, and people in several Latin American nations staged vigils for the missing young people during the day.

Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said on Wednesday that investigators had found a total of nine mass graves containing 30 sets of human remains during the hunt for the missing students. He said officials were waiting for a second round of DNA tests, after a first round determined they weren't the bodies of the students.

While the students remain missing, Murillo Karam said the arrests of Iguala police officers and the leader of the Guerreros Unidos gang, Sidronio Casarrubias, had provided more evidence about the events leading up to their disappearance.

Murillo Karam said the students, who attended a radical rural teachers college, had gained the enmity of Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca because of a previous demonstration in the city. He said Abarca ordered police to detain students who hijacked four buses because the mayor thought they were going to try to disrupt a speech by his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda.

Abarca, his wife and the Iguala police chief are all fugitives. A total of 52 people, including police officers, Iguala officials and gang members, have been arrested in the case.

Authorities had previously reported that the mayor's wife, Pineda, had family ties to Guerreros Unidos. But Murillo Karam said it was much more than that, reporting that Casarrubias, the arrested drug gang leader, said she was "the main operator of criminal activities" in Iguala. Casarrubias also said the mayor had gotten payments of 2 million to 3 million pesos ($150,000-$220,000) every few weeks, as a bribe and to pay off his corrupt police force.

After Iguala police picked up the students, Murillo Karam said, the youths were taken to a police station and then to the nearby town of Cocula. At some point they were loaded aboard a dump truck and taken apparently still alive to an area on the outskirts of Iguala where the mass graves have been found, he said.

At that point, Casarrubias told authorities, one of his lieutenants told him the students were members or sympathizers of a rival gang, the attorney general said.

Guerreros Unidos had sufficient money to bribe the mayor and local police force because they have increasingly turned to the lucrative practice of growing opium poppies and sending opium paste to be refined for heroin destined for the U.S. market, another federal official said Wednesday.

The official, who is familiar with the case but insisted on speaking anonymously because he is not authorized to be quoted by name, said Guerreros Unidos started turning more to opium after income from marijuana trafficking dropped, apparently because of legalization of the drug in some U.S. states.

After paying local farmers to grow opium poppies in the rough mountains around Iguala, the gang warehoused and shipped the opium out to other regions to be refined, the official said.

"They stockpiled the paste; they sell it to other criminal organizations," the official said.

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Record rain in Portland triggers sewer overflow http://www.dailyastorian.com/record-rain-in-portland-triggers-sewer-overflow-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestbe27cff4d2244d42b018aa36e45f9459 http://www.dailyastorian.com/record-rain-in-portland-triggers-sewer-overflow-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestbe27cff4d2244d42b018aa36e45f9459#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:40 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239981 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A strong fall storm has drenched Portland in record rain and triggered a sewer overflow into the Willamette River.

The National Weather Service reports that Oct. 22 rainfall at Portland International Airport hit 1.8 inches by Wednesday evening, eclipsing the old mark for the day of 1.31 inches, set in 1951.

Just across the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington, meteorologist Paul Tolleson says 1.61 inches fell by Wednesday evening, besting the old mark of 1.06 inches in 1963.

Tolleson says wind gusts on the north Oregon coast included 66 mph at Cape Meares and 59 mph at Garibaldi as well as 50 mph at Cape Disappointment in southwest Washington.

Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services warned the public to avoid contact with the Willamette River for at least the next 48 hours.

Agency spokesman Linc Mann said Wednesday's sewage overflow is the third such event in 2014. The warning covers an area from south of the Sellwood Bridge to the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-match-4-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest273aa0cc61da4ab4b408cd79a6de01d5 http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-match-4-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest273aa0cc61da4ab4b408cd79a6de01d5#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:43 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310229973 OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were:

03-04-16-24

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-daily-game-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest9c4b62d348744203bcc074c8e2da2a81 http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-daily-game-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest9c4b62d348744203bcc074c8e2da2a81#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:43 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310229974 OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were:

5-7-8

(five, seven, eight)

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-keno-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest61d376e43df14fedaa72dcbefe9c1ba7 http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-keno-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest61d376e43df14fedaa72dcbefe9c1ba7#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:42 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310229975 OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were:

08-11-12-13-17-19-24-28-31-36-37-42-45-51-56-64-70-72-73-80

(eight, eleven, twelve, thirteen, seventeen, nineteen, twenty-four, twenty-eight, thirty-one, thirty-six, thirty-seven, forty-two, forty-five, fifty-one, fifty-six, sixty-four, seventy, seventy-two, seventy-three, eighty)

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-lotto-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest76e0252604b048f685c70cbe29dd51ea http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-lotto-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest76e0252604b048f685c70cbe29dd51ea#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:44 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239979 OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Lotto" game were:

09-12-19-22-34-39

(nine, twelve, nineteen, twenty-two, thirty-four, thirty-nine)

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Hit 5' game http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-hit-5-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest2594f2ddf14e4871aa62b0319886741f http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-hit-5-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest2594f2ddf14e4871aa62b0319886741f#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:44 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310239980 OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Hit 5" game were:

02-13-18-29-36

(two, thirteen, eighteen, twenty-nine, thirty-six)

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Editorial: Fishery recovery created a jackpot http://www.dailyastorian.com/editorials/20141023/editorial-fishery-recovery-created-a-jackpot http://www.dailyastorian.com/editorials/20141023/editorial-fishery-recovery-created-a-jackpot#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:12:27 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014141029904 2014 mainstem Columbia catch vindicates a sound strategy

There was much to be pleased about in the Oct. 16 fall report about lower Columbia River fishing produced by the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife.

It is notable that such a report is genuinely newsworthy after many years when it could be safely assumed that nothing much was happening in this formerly world-class fishery.

The chinook salmon season was forecast to be excellent, and was, though returns were about 350,000 fewer than originally anticipated. But the tally of 1.15 million fall adults who made it back to the mouth of the Columbia was just a bit under the 2013 total of 1.27 million, a modern record. A large percentage of these were upriver brights — some of our region’s most sought-after fish. Between Buoy 10 and adjacent waters on the main stem, sports fishermen bagged nearly 60,000 adult chinook in the course of nearly a quarter of a million fishing trips.

Coho returns and catch were surprisingly good, with about 67,000 caught by sport anglers in Buoy 10 and the neighboring main stem.

Lower Columbia gillnetters in the four net-pen fisheries including Youngs Bay “hit a coho jackpot this year,” in the words of the authoritative Columbia Basin Bulletin. Together, these fisheries that target salmon specifically intended to be netted had produced 24,200 chinook and 161,600 coho through Oct. 12. “That’s the most coho by far caught in the Youngs Bay, Tongue Point, Blind Slough and Deep River during the 2006-2014 period,” according to CBB. “Next best was 80,950 in 2009. This year’s chinook catch is third best annual total during those nine years.”

Main stem commercial fishing in the lower river using either traditional 6-inch gear or 3¾-inch tangle-net gear started Oct. 1 and runs through Friday. Traditional gear is expected to harvest about 31,000 coho and 1,300 chinook, while tangle nets bring in 17,000 coho (4,000 released because their adipose fins are present) and 2,000 chinook.

It is strange to think that main stem gillnetting is still on the chopping block despite its obviously modest contribution to overall harvest numbers.

The exciting story is that we have two back-to-back years when salmon fishing — particularly recreational — has returned to being a major player in the economy of estuary communities. Combining the success of the fall season with good returns also in the spring and summer, it’s possible to say with guarded optimism that recovery efforts are working. In the depths of the “salmon depression” of the 1990s, it wasn’t uncommon to hear comments to the effect that Columbia watershed salmon were near extinction and that we should give up the fight. It is good that we did not heed the naysayers.

There is plenty of credit to go around for this success — tribes, state and federal agencies, watershed councils and conservation groups all played roles. But citizens and electricity ratepayers perhaps deserve the most praise of all, for being willing to see costly efforts through.

With the ocean and climate in flux, every year will be a new battle and we can’t afford to allow our attention to wander. But for 2014 at least, we can declare a victory.

There is plenty of credit to go around for this success.

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Vacation is a time to reckon with the forces of nature http://www.dailyastorian.com/columns/20141023/vacation-is-a-time-to-reckon-with-the-forces-of-nature http://www.dailyastorian.com/columns/20141023/vacation-is-a-time-to-reckon-with-the-forces-of-nature#Comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:12:20 -0400 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014141029905

The sand crabs scurried along the edge of the waves, disappearing every so often into an indentation in the sand, then popping back up to remain still — sometimes for several minutes — until, finally, they continued their sideways journey across the sand.

Then they would stop again, their front claws digging in the sand, while their antenna twisted slightly to check conditions.

It was part of their life rhythm. Scurry, stay still, slip into the sand, surface, shuffle on.

As I looked at the sand crabs from my lanai on the island of Kauai, I thought of their natural rhythm of living. This is all they know, the only actions they take throughout their lives. They’re not disturbed by work pressures, family responsibilities; they don’t have volunteer commitments or deadlines. They couldn’t care less about the day’s news or the latest local or national crisis.

Maybe that’s what a vacation is supposed to do for humans: to readjust our timepieces, to reacquaint us with the natural rhythm of life.

When you get to the point that pretty much all you’re doing or thinking about is work, deadlines and other time-grabbing responsibilities, it’s time to take a vacation.

It was time for me to take that long-awaited vacation. Since January, when I reserved a studio apartment on the second floor of an oceanfront house on my favorite Hawaiian island, I had been counting the days until Oct. 9.

When people asked what I was going to do on vacation, I joked, “Sleep.”

What I ended up doing was resetting my internal clock and realizing that was what a vacation is all about. I didn’t have to do anything; I didn’t have any deadlines. I had been on the island many times; I even got married there 29 years ago, so all I wanted to do was return to my favorite local places, find an uncrowded beach and read a book.

For me, that’s a vacation. Or at least all I had the energy for this time.

Maybe the sandpiper solidified my perspective.

Every morning the sandpiper appeared on the shore just below my lanai. He would scan the sand, pick up a nut fallen from a nearby tree and start banging it on a rock or the sand, I suppose, to open it. He would continue to work it, throw it onto the beach, reconsider, pick it up again in that long narrow beak, throw it down again, pick it up and rework it.

I’ll admit I smiled while watching him. He reminded me of my work, which I’m sure many people in oh so many other jobs can relate to: Sometimes it feels like all you ever do is try to crack a nut that just won’t give.

At the same time, I realized, it’s part of his life pattern. His rhythm. What he’s supposed to do. Just like the sand crabs in their crazy scurrying about looking for food.

But, while setting my internal clock, I realized that I still have that “reporter” gene in me that has been working for 47 years. That has its own demands.

So, when the weather forecasters said Hurricane Ana was heading straight for the Hawaiian islands, I immediately went into reporter mode. But who to report to? At least my Facebook friends.

I learned that the “cone of uncertainty” — the path that might feel the hurricane’s potential destructive force — was 200 miles wide. I learned that waves could get to 20 or 30 feet high and that up to 20 inches of rain might fall in just a few hours. Winds could reach 80 miles an hour (enough to make it a “category one” hurricane).

I tried to compare it to what we know about wind and rain here on the North Coast, and when I did that, I actually felt a little better. Hey, I tried to convince myself, we get wind and rain all the time; we’ve even survived a hurricane of our own nearly seven years ago, or what some euphemistically call the “Great Coastal Gale.” What’s the big deal? Have another mai tai.

My landlady, who brought me information about the emergency evacuation route (“along the highway,” she told me) and potential shelters, asked me if I was “terrified.”

No, I said. At home we worry about tsunamis with 80-foot waves. Her eyes opened wide.

I did relax a little when the hurricane shifted to the west by 100 miles or so, and the islands were no longer shaded with that “cone of uncertainty.” I found my beach, soaked myself in the Pacific, read my book and had a quiet day.

Then, 24 hours later, when the rain pounded my lanai and the wind whistled through the studio apartment, I stayed in, concerned about flash floods and wondering if water would accumulate on the highway as it did on U.S. Highway 101 near Seaside before the Oregon Department of Transportation fixed it last year.

It was the second hurricane threat in two months. I guess — like our Cascadia Subduction Zone here — it’s something you live with when you live in Hawaii.

So this is what I learned on my vacation: Sometimes you have to just sit still, breathe and find your natural rhythm. Everyone — from sand crabs and sandpipers to humans — has a pattern set by nature, and we humans sometimes lose sight of that and force our way outside of that pattern, probably to no great benefit.

We must also reckon with the forces of nature itself. We must bend and sway with the wind, shelter ourselves from the rain and prepare for our personal “cone of uncertainty.”

It’s called “being alive.”

Nancy McCarthy covers South County for The Daily Astorian and is the editor of the Seaside Signal and the Cannon Beach Gazette. Her column appears every two weeks.

I ended up resetting my internal clock.

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