News for Monday, July 12, 2010



Walla Walla man who hit pedestrian sentenced to jail time

WALLA WALLA — A man who drove into a pedestrian near Second Avenue and Tietan street in March was sentenced Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.David Marquez, 19, of 1115 W. Pine St., was ordered to serve a total of 120 days, or four mon

College Place woman accused of sending e-mails threatening to kill judges

WALLA WALLA — A College Place woman is accused of sending e-mails threatening to kill local judges and a state Supreme Court justice two years ago, as well as stalking her former boyfriend and stealing his identity.Kathy A. Hendrickson, 48, of 1200 S.E. B

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Children's Museum is place to learn

I read with interest the article in the July 4 Panorama section about Walla Walla's new Learning Center, a community space that serves the area's youngest children and provides a place for kids to experience interactive play along with their caregivers.

It's time to rethink city's ban on most fireworks

The current law is not enforced and is ignored by many citizens.

The city of Walla Walla's fireworks law -- and the enforcement of that law -- is a joke.


Smokin' Gunn Shawn McWilliams takes a wispy puff from his pipe in front of the Clan Gunn tent during this weekend's Caledonian Games in Athena, Oregon. The McWilliams name is part of the original Scottish Clan Gunn. Shawn is the current Deputy Commissione

Tour finds plenty of gray area at Hanford site

The site's history and future present multiple contradictions for visitors to untangle.

HANFORD -- The Department of Energy's public exhibition of Hanford provides a whirlwind tour of the site's history and cleanup efforts, placing the current effort of remediating radioactive and chemical waste into a complicated historical context that elu


In a nice shady spot beneath cool trees, a dog waitin' in Dayton, with patience and a longing face, while traffic passes by on Highway 12 through downtown.

SIMPLY DIGITAL - Smells can add texture to photos

On this warm Walla Walla summer evening I thought I would ask the first question in the vineyard photography class, "How many students have home gardens?"

Walla Walla man charged with child porn possession

WALLA WALLA -- A Walla Walla man was arrested this weekend on suspicion of possessing child pornography and controlled substances, authorities said.

Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

Matthew T. Schack, 20, 17 S. Hussey St., was charged July 7 with harassment, unlawful imprisonment -- domestic violence, violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Walla Walla Public Library director to take new post

WALLA WALLA -- Library Director Martha Van Pelt is leaving her post with the city, with her last day being this week.

Dayton man dies in Highway 11 crash

PENDLETON -- Oregon State Police troopers are continuing to investigate a single-car fatal crash Sunday afternoon 11 miles north of Pendleton along Highway 11.

Adrian Drew Ramirez

To Yolanda and Hector Ramirez, Hermiston, a son, Adrian Drew Ramirez, 7 pounds 8 ounces, July 9, 2010.

Kyndell Loraine Burnett

To Haley Nielsen and David Burnett, Walla Walla, a daughter, Kyndell Loraine Burnett, 7 pounds 5ounces, July 8, 2010.

Emergency Services - 07/12/10

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

On the agenda - Starbuck Council

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. Where: City Hall

Etcetera - 07/12/10

A number of students within the U-B circulation area earned undergraduate degrees during the 2010 spring semester from Washington State University, according to a release.

Walla Walla County Rural Library District to meet

PRESCOTT — The Walla Walla County Rural Library District board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Vista Hermosa School, 1111 Fishhook Park Road in Prescott.Items on the agenda will include how a $4,000 grant from the Blue Mountain Area Foundation has expa

Bears finish fourth in annual Sweet Invite

The Bears lose to Hanford and the Toyota Baseball Club on Sunday.

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Bears ended up fourth in their annual summer baseball tournament that wrapped up Sunday afternoon.Walla Walla was doubled up by Hanford, 8-4, in a semi-final contest Sunday morning on Walla Walla Community College's Tausick W

Black Sox 14Us win first in weekend Lobos Classic

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Complete-game pitching performances from Adam Mathews and Spencer Locati on Sunday and Joe Duehn's steady hitting throughout the weekend carried the Inland Cellular Walla Walla Black Sox 14-and-under youth baseball team to first place he

Sweets runless in series finale loss to AppleSox

WENATCHEE — The Walla Walla Sweets lost the third game of the series here Sunday.The Sweets couldn't convert a Friday win for the series and went down scoreless to Wenatchee's AppleSox, 5-0. The Sweets managed seven hits to Wenatchee's nine, and made one

Second place for Black Sox 13Us at Spokane tourney

A Spokane pitching duo combined to one-hit the Black Sox in Sunday's championship.

SPOKANE — After getting a combined no-hit pitching performance from Ryan Kimball and Logan Cordeiro in a 3-1 victory over the Spokane Crush in the semifinals of the Spokane Wood Bat Tournament here Sunday, another Spokane team nearly turned the tables on

Michael Spanish

March 22, 1921 - July 7, 2010

Death Notice - Betty King

July 11, 2010

Klara Walthew

Oct 12, 1947 - June 23, 2010

Joshua Zahl

Dec. 13, 1985 - July 7, 2010

Fern Irving

April 26, 1930 - July 2, 2010

Bill Fowler

Oct. 8, 1928 - July 1 2010

Geraldine Walpole

Sept. 22, 1921 - July 2, 2010

Lucy Bergman

July 10, 1929 - July 3, 2010

Death Notice - Shirley Wies

Feb. 22, 1923 - May 25, 2010

Death Notice - Dorothy Becker

Nov. 6, 1915 - July 9, 2010

Jody Lynn Lanning

May 17, 1955 – July 6, 2010

Michael Spanish Sr.

March 22, 1921 ~ July 7, 2010