News for Friday, March 4, 2011



Death Notice - Dorothy Dutton

Sept. 17, 1918 - March 2, 2011

Gerald Boldman

June 27, 1950 - Feb. 17, 2011

Superior Court - DISSOLUTIONS

Janice W. and Larry V. Long.

Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

Tara N. Whitmore, 22, 53368 W. Crockett Road, Milton-Freewater, was sentenced Feb. 28 on one count second-degree theft.

Emergency Services - 03/04/11

Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of the agencies listed below. Readers with any information on these or other crimes should call the local police or county sheriff's department. By law, victims of crim

Milton-Freewater man sentenced in assault on officer

Fausto Diaz-Lara received a 90-day jail sentence in connection with the assault at last year's Fair & Frontier Days.

WALLA WALLA -- A man convicted of assaulting a police officer while trying to resist arrest at last year's Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days will serve another two weeks in the County Jail.

Octopus to get day in Walla Walla County Superior Court

A hearing has been set in the case of the giant, purple octopus mural downtown.

WALLA WALLA -- A court hearing has been set in the lawsuit filed by a downtown toy store owner who's trying to save his giant, purple octopus mural on constitutional grounds.

Trial again delayed in sex-abuse case

Carl G. Bell Jr. faces 15 felony charges including rape of a child.

WALLA WALLA -- The trial for a suspect charged with 15 felony counts in a sex-abuse case has been postponed a third time in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Construction under way for new assisted living facility

A new assisted living facility is making its home behind the Plaza Safeway.

Researchers build case for whole grains

In a compelling and very interesting, at least to me, article in the February 2011 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine there is a report showing how a high intake of dietary fiber, which is found only in plants, significantly reduced the overall ri

SOUND MIND, SOUND BODY: Path to fitness begins with single step

Implementing a fitness routine is challenging, and finding the motivation from within to adhere to a healthy lifestyle can be difficult for the young, busy and old.

Apple gene research could bear sweeter, crisper fruit

I often eat without thinking, either while listening to the news or writing. It's a poor habit for several reasons, one of which is my ever-growing waistline.

Carbs in crosshairs to help deny diabetes

Editor's note: Reporter Sheila Hagar is writing about prediabetes education and experiences from a personal perspective in a series of columns, of which today's is the second.

Etcetera - 03/04/11

The Walla Walla County Traffic Safety Task Force recently honored four local law enforcement officers for outstanding efforts to remove impaired drivers from our counties highways, roadways and city streets.

Fair royalty, concert musical act set

The Band Perry will be one of two bands to perform at the annual Fair & Frontier Days concert.

WALLA WALLA -- It was a royal night for fair and rodeo fans Thursday.

WSU star Klay Thompson cited for possession, suspended for UCLA game

SPOKANE — Washington State's Klay Thompson, the leading scorer in the Pacific-10, will not play in Saturday's game against UCLA after he was cited for suspicion of marijuana possession following the team's victory over USC. Coach Ken Bone made that decisi

Nixyaawii girls advance to class 1A semifinals

BAKER CITY, Ore. — Nixyaawii's girls advanced to the Oregon Class 1A semifinals with a 55-49 victory over Mohawk here Thursday evening.Kanisha Perry hit 7-of-13 field goals to lead the Golden Eagles with 15 points, with Makayla McKay putting up 12, Jessic

W-P suffers quarterfinal knockout

W-P falls to Bear Creek, 58-47, in overtime, and plays a loser-out game against Lake Roosevelt this morning.

SPOKANE — Waitsburg-Prescott dug themselves a 12-1 hole to open play in Thursday's quarterfinal state 2B boys basketball action at the Spokane Arena against 21-4 Bear Creek.W-P fought all the way back to grab a 41-37 lead with 6:15 left in the fourth quar

Warriors focus on winning region

A strong sophomore class hopes to lead WWCC to the tournament.

WALLA WALLA — After going 1-for-3 at the NWAACC East Region tournament last year under first-year coach Dave Meliah, the Walla Walla Community College baseball team wants to finish a few games better this season.'We want to win the East Region title,” Mel

Pacific, Valley Little Leagues have upcoming tryouts

WALLA WALLA — PAcific and Valley Little Leagues are holding tryout this week and next for spring and summer action.Pacific's tryouts are 11:30 a.m. March 6, 12 and 13 at the VA Medical Center Fields.Valley tryouts for 11-12-year-olds are at 11 a.m. March

WWCC's Watson joins Sweets for summer ball

WALLA WALLA — Brett Watson, a left-handed pitcher from WWCC, and Dan Sorine, a left-handed pitcher from Fordham University, have signed contracts with the Sweets to play West Coast League baseball this summer.The pair joins an already strong Sweets' pitch

Big range of teams, talent as WWCC men begin NWAACC tourney

The Warriors need to win four in a row for the first time this season to come out on top of the tourney.

WALLA WALLA — Top-ranked Tacoma, with its sparkling 23-2 record, and Eastern Division champion Big Bend, 21-4, are the logical favorites in the 16-team men's NWAACC Championships basketball tournament that gets underway Saturday in the Toyota Center in Ke

Jose Miramontes

Mar 9, 1910 – Feb 25, 2011

Steven Tomlinson

Nov. 12, 1954 - Feb. 27, 2011

Scott Palmer

March 12, 1946 – March 1, 2011

Death Notice - Wilma Glasgow

May 24, 1929 – March 2, 2011