News for Monday, March 30, 2015



CP Shool Board to meet tonight in closed session

College Place School Board members will hold an executive session tonight to discuss a personnel matter.

Businesses rally to assist ballet foundation

From cuts to cocktails — businesses that specialize in an array of services have stepped up for the Danza Classical Ballet Foundation.

Key appoints senior director of sales

Key Technology has appointed H.J.K. “Eric” Geling as its senior director of sales for the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa Region.

Younger Adventists pave road ahead on church gay issues

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has evolved on social issues since its founding in 1863. In official statements, it has taken stands for civil rights, opposition to slavery and for religious liberty, among other issues.

Emergency Services - 3/30/15

Emergency Services - 3/30/15

Motorcycle-deer collision sends two to hospital

A motorcyclist and his passenger were sent to the hospital Sunday after a collsion with a deer about 12 miles south of Burbank, according to a Washington State Patrol news release.

Fund set up for woman injured in rollover crash

A medical expenses benefit account has been established for Ashley Schack of Walla Walla.

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Support group helps gay man keep faith in SDA Church

Being gay and hanging onto his church affiliation has taken fortitude from Terry Rice at times.

Bail set for rape suspect arrested Sunday

Bail of $50,000 was set this morning in Walla Walla County Superior Court for a man police arrested Sunday morning for investigation of second-degree rape.

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Monday's Glance, Scoreboard

Monday's Glance, Scoreboard

Pacific holds off Whit lacrosse, 15-13

Whitman College’s women’s lacrosse team continues to be agonizingly close to the program’s second win, this time falling short by a scant two goals in a 15-13 Northwest Conference loss to visiting Pacific Sunday afternoon at the Whitman Athletic Fields.

Doepker, Sirmon pace Wa-Hi at Wildcat Invitational

EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. — If Wa-Hi’s Madi Doepker hadn’t won female field athlete of the meet honors here Friday at the Eastmont Wildcat Invitational, Blue Devils teammate Maddie Sirmon probably would have.

Jags edge Spokane Shadow

SPOKANE — The Blue Mountain Soccer Club boys-under-13 Jaguars earned a 2-1 victory over Spokane Shadow Sunday afternoon at Rypien Field in Spokane.

Missionaries’ 8-run inning spark win over Puget Sound

TACOMA — An eight-run second inning sparked Whitman College to an 8-5 Northwest Conference win Sunday at Logger Field, where the Missionaries were able to take the final game of a three-game set against host Puget Sound.

Gonzaga's offense stalls in loss to Duke

HOUSTON — Gonzaga’s offense stalled against Duke, and it cost the Bulldogs a trip to the Final Four. Kyle Wiltjer scored 16 points, but Gonzaga was held without a field goal for the final 6:37 of Sunday’s 66-52 loss to the top-seeded Blue Devils in the South Regional final.

Zags fall five minutes short of Final Four

HOUSTON — The basketball coach who has won all you can win leaped into the air, pumped his fists and screamed like the happiest child at the playground. Mike Krzyzewski has reacted to national championships with less emotion. This moment was too wonderful to downplay, however.

NBA roundup: Thunder rally from 20 down to beat Suns

PHOENIX — Russell Westbrook had 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 20 points down to beat the Phoenix Suns 109-97 on Sunday night.

Currins, Bishop, Brown win M-F Muni’s kickoff Tournament

MILTON-FREEWATER — The foursome of Abe Currin, Ben Currin, Jeff Bishop and Andrew Brown teamed up for an 18-hole gross score of 50 to win Sunday’s kickoff golf tournament at the Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course.

South Carolina downs Florida State for first Final Four berth

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes and South Carolina beat Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final for its first Final Four berth.

Notre Dame in fifth straight Final Four with win over Baylor

OKLAHOMA CITY — Lindsay Allen scored 23 points to help top-seeded Notre Dame beat Baylor in the regional final for a spot in its fifth consecutive Final Four.

Texas fires hoops coach Barnes after 17 years with Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas — An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years Sunday, insisting he’s grateful for his time with the Longhorns and isn’t bitter about being fired.

Montoya wins season-opening IndyCar Series race

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Juan Pablo Montoya gave Team Penske a victory Sunday in the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, where the driver showed how far he has come a year after returning to the IndyCar Series.

Hockey analyst Engblom needs stitches after hit by puck

PITTSBURGH — NBC Sports Network analyst Brian Engblom needed stitches after taking a puck to his forehead late in the second period of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

Kerr’s fourth birdies in a row sparks Kia Classic win

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Cristie Kerr ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a 7-under 65 to win the Kia Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nearly two years.

Belmont breaks NCAA Division I records with 20-run sixth inning

MARTIN, Tenn. — Belmont broke three NCAA Division I records and tied a fourth Sunday during a 20-run sixth inning in a 34-10 victory over UT Martin.

Walker wins hometown Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO — Jimmy Walker made himself right at home on the Texas Open leaderboard. Walker won his hometown event Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes.

Spartans down Cardinals in overtime

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard’s vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State’s 76-70 overtime victory over Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final Sunday.

Hamlin gets fifth win at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. Now, with his spot in NASCAR’s Chase for the championship virtually assured, they can work to make it better.

Geneva Biagi

1934 - 2015

Geneva Biagi, 80, of Walla Walla died March 26, 2015

Applications to state’s universities set record

Washington’s five public universities and its one public college received record-breaking numbers of freshman applications for fall 2015, including more applications from students who qualify for a state tuition scholarship.

Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted

NEW YORK — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune.

Senate to consider bill raising Washington’s minimum wage

OLYMPIA (AP) — A bill to raise Washington’s highest-in-the-nation state minimum wage to $12-an-hour with a series of annual 50-cent increases is set to get a hearing in the state Senate.

Senator's departure renews talk of nuclear waste site in Nevada

WASHINGTON — The departure of Harry Reid after 2016 may boost chances to revive the moribund Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, a project the Senate minority leader has spent his career opposing.

Umatilla County Salvation Army feeding program suffers blow

A couple weeks ago, Kricket Nicholson swallowed hard and punched in the phone number for the Umatilla County Salvation Army.