News for Monday, October 18, 2010



Up and down year for wheat ends on upswing

Farmers locally and statewide see a solid year helped by disastrous fires that burned many fields in Russia.

ALMOTA, Wash. — Solid prices and government subsidies have combined for a strong year for wheat farmers in Washington state.The Spokane Spokesman-Review reports that 147.8 million bushels were harvested, up from 123 million bushels last year.'I think a lo

Two people injured in car, semitruck collision on Highway 12

BURBANK — Two people were injured this morning when a car and semitruck collided.According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred at 9:40 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and State Route 124.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Turner's background will serve Sheriff's Office

I had the privilege to hear a presentation by John Turner on Thursday evening. His organization and knowledge of pertinent issues is commendable.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Don't be fooled by smoke and mirrors

In response to Michelle Dunaway's Oct. 12 letter to the editor, I say that instead of using rhetorical questions as veiled accusations, read, e-mail John Turner through that web site or call him.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Mark Franklin is committed to children

How much are children worth in Dayton and Columbia County? They are worth everything -- they are our future! Dayton and Columbia County provide great schools, sports, summer activities, 4-H and much more for our children.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Do not vote for Sen. Patty Murray

Vote for Sen. Patty Murray? Absolutely not.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Income tax can be extended

This letter is in opposition to Initiative 1098, which would establish an income tax for the state of Washington.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Turner is most qualified to be next sheriff

I wasn't born here, but I grew up here, went to high school here, and left for 13 years to go to college and start my family and career. Returning in 2006, Walla Walla is not the town it was when I left in 1993.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Say 'enough' -- vote for Rossi

It is time to say, "enough." If the measure of a good representative is to draw our fair share of federal largesse, Patty Murray has done us well.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Turner less qualified than most deputies

There have been many letters published regarding the upcoming sheriff's race.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Bill White has the right values

Citizens of Walla Walla have a very important decision to make when it comes to choosing their next sheriff.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - John Turner is impressive

I met John Turner this summer and I was impressed by what I saw. He is a very inspirational forward thinking person who has ideas about how he wants to improve the law enforcement in our community and he has the right attitude to get things done.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Turner will bring new ideas

I am voting for John Turner precisely because he has traveled abroad and in the United States.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - John Turner isn't a nitpicker

The local elections have been perplexing for me. I had attended two of the three candidate debates for Walla Walla County sherriff, and nothing was brought up questioning Mr. Turner's spending as to when he was a managing partner for Ash Hollow Winery dur

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Turner is more hype than substance

After attending a forum and listening to the candidates for Walla Walla County sheriff, I am convinced John Turner is unjustly inciting fear in our community.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Vote responsibly

I have always thought that voting was a privilege in this country, and an honor that we have the freedom to do so.

Awarding bid to build new VA clinic is important step

Veterans throughout the region will finally get the medical care they are owed.

Veterans advocates -- and this community -- have had to claw and scratch to save the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center. And then they had to battle to get the federal government to live up to its responsibility and provide first-class care

Etcetera - 10/18/10

The musical tells the story of the "stop-start life of a bipolar mother and the hell her unreality wreaks on her family as she rides the sharp edge between coping and insanity."

Classes at Walla Walla County Extension a sweet chance to delve into beekeeping

Beginner and advanced classes are planned for this fall in Walla Walla.

WALLA WALLA -- People who want to be busy as bees now have a chance to try their hand with the real thing.

Walla Walla schools adopt Mexican dish for a change of pace at lunchtime

A traditional Mexican dish, pozole, offers a shift in flavor for students in Walla Walla schools.

The scent of simmering chicken, with hints of oregano, garlic and chiles, drifts through Garrison Middle School hours before lunch time.

Sunday Walla Walla fight believed to be gang-related

The brawl on Donald Street involved about 20 people watching or fighting, police said.

WALLA WALLA -- A large fight Sunday in Walla Walla Sunday may have been gang-related, police said today.

Emergency Services - 10/18/10

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

On the agenda - Walla Walla School Board

When: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. A work session begins at 4 p.m.Where: District board room, 364 S. Park St.

College Place School Board to hold work session on facility pre-planning

COLLEGE PLACE -- The College Place School Board will hold a special work session Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the district's board room, in the second floor of the Sager Middle School gymnasium at 1755 S. College Ave.

Whitman men pin 1-0 soccer loss on Pacific Lutheran

TACOMA — Eight days after scoring the lone goal to beat Whitworth, Sam Freedman struck again on Sunday — this time with just 12 seconds left on the clock — as Whitman College pinned a 1-0 Northwest Conference defeat on Pacific Lutheran.Freedman's team-lea

Walla Walla Parks and Recreation's youth indoor soccer league now taking registrations

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for its youth indoor soccer league.The program is open to youth in grades kindergarten through eighth, with teams being comprised of both boys and girls. Players will be

Whitworth wins Whitman College Invitational at Wine Valley

WALLA WALLA — Yutaro Sakamoto and Alex Fitch, playing for Linfield College, finished first and second in the individual scoring but it was Whitworth University taking the team title by a single stroke as the Whitman College Invitational came to a close Su

Familiar soccer outcome for Whitman women on Sunday

TACOMA — Eight days after scoring the lone goal to beat Whitworth, Sam Freedman struck again on Sunday — this time with just 12 seconds left on the clock — as Whitman College pinned a 1-0 Northwest Conference defeat on Pacific Lutheran.Freedman's team-lea

Death Notice - Richard Tarver

May 31, 1921 - Oct. 16, 2010

Death Notice - Deloris Ford

June 22, 1930 - Oct. 16, 2010

Death Notice - Robert Leibbrand

July 30, 1935 - Oct. 17, 2010

Death Notice - Diana Walker

Nov. 17, 1944 - Oct. 16, 2010