News for Friday, June 18, 2010



Emergency Services - 06/18/10

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

HEALTH & FITNESS - Survey finds most people watching sodium intake

According to a new Foster Farms-commissioned survey of 1,000 West Coast consumers, 77 percent of consumers report watching their sodium intake at least some of the time. But while it's common knowledge that high sodium intake affects blood pressure, even

HEALTH & FITNESS - Lower sodium recommended by CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently changed its recommended daily sodium intake to 1500 milligrams for most Americans. With sodium lurking in many unexpected foods, here are some things you can do to stay within the limit.Fresh is best

Stock sale back on for Banner Bank

A stock offering of $150 million is under way for the bank's parent company.

The Walla Walla-based parent company of Banner Bank announced Thursday it is rekindling a sale of the company's common stock.Banner Corp. officials said they have commenced a public offering of $150 million of common stock. The amount is twice as much as

HEALTH & FITNESS - Cardio, strength deal fat double-blow

Toning muscles, losing weight, increasing energy or bulking up are common fitness goals. A debate for decades have people questioning, "What should I do? Cardio or strength training?" Although both components have benefits of their own, it is essential to

GANGS - Community Council to turn focus to gang problem

Gang activity frequently intrudes into everyday life in our region, so it is not surprising that "gangs" was suggested as a potential topic for the next Community Council Study.

Etcetera - 06/18/10

Recently 28 Walla Walla High School Latino Club students were recognized for exceptional dedication to the community and for personal achievements in the past few years, the May 28 Walla Walla Public Schools in Review online reported.

Thursday afternoon wildfire scorches 100 acres near Wallula

BURBANK -- A wildfire burned about 100 acres near Wallula on Thursday.

Concert to bring musical tale full circle

Alin Apostol's time in the Valley inspired him to start a chorus in Romania, which will perform here.

COLLEGE PLACE -- For years, bringing the evocative music of the Oregon Adventist Men's Chorus to his home country was Alin Apostol's dream, but on Saturday Apostol and his Adventist Men's Chorus of Romania will bring their music back to the area.

Nonprofit could be answer for Ski Bluewood

Owners have said the ski area faces possible closure unless new operators are found.

DAYTON -- A nonprofit management company may be the way Ski Bluewood continues to operate.

ROCK DOC - Food miles don't tell the whole story

To me, there's nothing like a breakfast that involves an egg. That dose of protein, I think, helps me last at work until noon or even beyond the lunch hour if need be.

Trial date set for Walla Walla teen in injury crash

Briseida M. Garcia is accused of drunken driving and vehicular assault in connection with an April 11 crash.

WALLA WALLA -- A 17-year-old Walla Walla girl pleaded innocent this morning to three criminal charges stemming from a one-vehicle, injury collision in April on Sandpit Road.

BP's fund to compensate for oil disaster is good start

In the future, plans need to be in place -- and funds set aside -- to react swiftly to major leaks.

The $20 billion fund set up this week by BP to compensate victims of the continuing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico won't make everything right -- but it's a good start.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Brown served deceased with dignity, compassion

While reading the allegations made in the U-B against Walla Walla County Coroner Frank Brown it brought me to tears. The county commissioners and others were not describing the person I have known for 52 years.

Man arrested in stabbing

Tylur D. Tiedemann was taken into custody Thursday in connection with a morning assault.

WALLA WALLA -- Police have arrested a Walla Walla man for allegedly stabbing an acquaintance early Thursday morning.

Realtors, staff devote energy to community service events

Winderemere Real Estate's Walla Walla associates devoted their time today to a slate of community service projects.

Superior Court - DISSOLUTIONS

Shawna and Scott Dockham.

Superior Court - JUVENILE CASES

Bernardo Fernandez, 16, 710 N. Ninth Ave., was sentenced June 3 on one count taking a motor vehicle without owner permission. The sentence included 20 days in the Juvenile Justice Center, credit for seven days served, nine months community supervision, 30

Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

Erik Garcia-Lara, 20, 204 N. Main St., Milton-Freewater, was charged June 15 with second-degree malicious mischief. Garcia-Lara is accused of knowingly and maliciously damaging property on Jan. 5.

GANGS - Daily lives of drugs, violence

Antonio, 17, is dead serious. He leans forward in the plastic chair, his hands clasped. Today he is wearing a blue jumpsuit, indicating he's been on good behavior in the detention center since his arrest on a burglary charge.

GANGS - A wealth of alternatives for children in Walla Walla Valley

Children in the Walla Walla Valley have no shortage of positive choices for ways to spend their free time.

It's all about choices: in beliefs, in friends and activities. If children are busy with fun, interesting things to do, they may be less likely to enter a gang. The Walla Walla area has many organizations that offer enrichment for kids giving families mor

Baker Boyer, Mr. Ed's advance to quarterfinals in Little League All-City tourney

Baker Boyer defeats Oil Can Henry's and Mr. Ed's takes Dairy Queen to continue play Saturday.

WALLA WALLA — Sixth grader Cailin Bloom opened the 35th annual Walla Walla City boys Little League Tournament here at the Pacific complex Thursday with the star spangled banner, co-sixth grader Haylee Taylor did the honors before the night cap, and Baker

Walla Walla golfers second at Junior Golf Invite

Jake Hanson, Nick Atwood and Jessica Huntsman are in striking distance.

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>WALLA WALLA — A trio of Walla Walla golfers were in second place in their respective divisions after the first round of the

Bears split first two games of Bandit Bash tournament

KENNEWICK — It was another day of splits for the Walla Walla Bears here Thursday in the Bandit Bash Tournament.The Bears lost their first game to the Twin City Titans, 2-1. But the Walla Walla team came back against the Spokane Dodgers, 10-running them 13

Milton-Freewater Blazers drop two games to Hermison Heat

MILTON-FREEWATER — The Milton-Freewater Blazers dropped two should've-beens here Thursday.The Heat lost the first game, 7-6, in eight innings, and the second, 16-6.'In my opinion, we should've come away with two wins, if not a split after game one,” said

Bruins lose two Thursday games to Richland Knights

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Bruins dropped two games to the Richland Knights here Thursday.The Bruins lost the six-inning first game, 15-1, and the complete second, 13-3.'We played very uninspired baseball yesterday,” said Bruins coach Jason Parsons. 'T

DEATH NOTICE - Beverly Gilman

Jan. 2, 1938 - June 17, 2010


March 6, 1926 - June 16, 2010

DEATH NOTICE - Lani Wallin

Nov. 12, 1945 - June 17, 2010

Teodora Ocanaz

April 10, 1933 - June 15, 2010