News for Wednesday, September 22, 2010



Baby formula found to contain beetles

A maker of infant formula has voluntarily recalled some of its product, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a press release today.Abbott is initiating a recall of certain Similac-brand powder infant formulas in the United States, Puerto

Umatilla Basin Water Commission work session, meeting canceled

The Umatilla Basin Water Commission work session at 10:00 a.m. and the regularly scheduled meeting at 1:30 p.m. for Thursday are canceled. More information, including the rescheduled date, will follow.

Ante upped over downtown Walla Walla mural flap

The city attorney plans to recommend the city take action to remove a mural at Inland Octopus.

WALLA WALLA -- A mural of a giant purple octopus painted on the front of a downtown Walla Walla building may have a battle against the long arm of the law. Walla Walla City Attorney Tim Donaldson plans to recommend removal of the artwork, painted over Lab

Two arrested after Walla Walla man hit with bat

The assault is believed to be part of ongoing violence between two Walla Walla gangs.

WALLA WALLA -- An Sunday morning brawl ended with one teen in jail and a man in the hospital. Corey J. Reece, 24, was struck with a baseball bat in what is assumed to be a gang altercation, city police said. The Walla Walla man was transported by ambulanc

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Protect small creatures from cruel people

It is with great sadness that I write this letter, which I do in the hopes of saving someone else the grief I am suffering.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Combining departments is wrong

The plan to combine the city and county building departments is wrong.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Front-page picture in poor taste

Poor taste! Incredibly poor taste.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Has downtown business owner gone rogue?

I read with great interest your editorial on the circumstances of the mural that has been painted for a business on Main Street. I don't think it's a question of art or signage as much as it is this:

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Prepare yourself to vote with two events

Many Walla Walla county voters are watching local and national news to help prepare themselves on how to vote in the local, district and state elections.

No need to raise state's minimum wage next year

Attorney General Rob McKenna said the minimum wage can't be increased because inflation has not risen above the established threshold.

Washington state's minimum wage of $8.55 an hour -- the highest minimum wage in the nation -- isn't likely to increase for the second year in a row.


Big planet, small people and the scale of things with a tree-lined range rising massively beyond rolling countryside, two moto cross motorcycles go mountain biking through fields of stubble at the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

Etcetera - 09/22/10

Walla Walla High School students participating in the Advancement Via Individual Determination program impressed members of the Walla Walla Rotary Club during an Aug. 26 presentation, reported the Aug. 27 online Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review

Walla Walla officials open bids for new police station

Officials are sorting through the options to determine which to recommend.

WALLA WALLA -- A call for bids to build the city of Walla Walla's new police station drew an even dozen responses, officials said today.

Emergency Services - 09/22/10

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 School Board

When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.Where: Starbuck School

On the agenda - Columbia County Public Hospital District

When: Thursday, 6 p.m.Where: Dayton General Hospital

On the agenda - Touchet School Board

When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.Where: School Library

Walla Walla County judge denies change of venue for suspect in attack

Jacihel Contreras is set to go to trial next month on charges he shot two men in March.

WALLA WALLA -- A judge has denied a defense motion to change the location for the trial of a man accused in a bloody, gang-related attack outside a residence on Center Street in March.

On the agenda - Prescott School Board

WHEN: 7 p.m. ThursdayWhere: Board Room

On the agenda - Port of Walla Walla

When: Thursday, regular session at 7 p.m. following a 6 p.m. work sessionWhere: The regular meeting will be at Ye Towne Hall, 121 Main St.; with the work session at the jimgermanbar, 119 Main St.

On the agenda - Walla Walla Council

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.Where: City Hall, 15 N. Third Ave.

In the minutes - Garfield County

Garfield County Commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Tuesday commissioners:

In the minutes - Walla Walla School Board

Board members are Cindy Meyer, president; Jim Lehmann, vice-president; Anne Golden, Max Carrera and Dan Hess. With Golden absent Tuesday, the board:

OUTDOORS — Rain doesn't stop the fun at the Oregon Coast

But Nora the Schnauzer just needs her blue raincoat before heading back into the sand and surf.

NEWPORT — Nora the Schnauzer wanted out at 4:34 a.m. one day last week.The cobbled patio glistened in a wind-driven rain. Whitecaps rolling toward the beach looked unnaturally luminous. So did a flock of ghostly seagulls that strutted along the sand at su

Mac-Hi girls again down Riverside soccer

It wasn't as easy as last week's 7-0 drubbing, but Mac-Hi takes the 3-2 soccer win over the Pirates.

MILTON-FREEWATER — The Pioneers came out on the up side of a 7-0 win against Riverside last week in Boardman.But the rematch on Mac-Hi's turf Tuesday was a different game.'That was a tough match and we played until the last minute,” said Mac-Hi coach Mart

Freshman's hat trick leads Whitman College men to shutout of Wolves

WALLA WALLA — Freshman Michael Axelson's hat trick helped Whitman College roll to a 5-0 non-conference soccer victory against Walla Walla University Tuesday night at Whitman Athletic Fields.Axelson, one of seven starting Missionary freshman, notched his f

PREP VOLLEYBALL — Asotin wins Blue Mountain 2B match over DeSales

WALLA WALLA — DeSales lost a Blue Mountain League 2B volleyball match to visiting Asotin here Tuesday.The Irish (1-2) lost in four sets (16-25, 25-20, 24-26, 11-25).'It was a really scrappy game,” said Irish head coach Lori Blanc. 'We played some good def

PREP SOCCER — Zander's hat trick leads Blue Devil girls past Davis, 4-1

WALLA WALLA — Ali Zander's hat trick led the Blue Devils to a 4-1 victory against Davis Tuesday.Paige Pontarolo opened scoring for the Blue Devils at 28 minutes in the first half, before Zander's three second-half goals.The Pirate's only score came at 70

PREP VOLLEYBALL — Baker takes three-set Greater Oregon League match from Pioneers

MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi dropped a three-set Greater Oregon League volleyball match to Baker here Tuesday, 25-7, 25-11, 25-10.The Pioneers were 23-of-27 serving, and had 18 hits.Avery Wells, Megan Reed, Jolene Brannan, Meghan Kimball and Nicole Richman r

PREP VOLLEYBALL — Walla Walla Valley Academy holds off T-C Prep for four-set victory

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Valley Academy kept visiting Tri-Cities Prep at bay in a volleyball match here Wednesday.The Knights went 3-1 (25-9, 24-26, 25-14, 25-17) in the win.'It was a good game and the girls played well,” said WWVA coach Scott Schafer. '

PREP VOLLEYBALL — Blue Devils sweep by Pirates

YAKIMA — The Blue Devils handled Davis in three sets here Tuesday.Wa-Hi (2-3) took the Big Nine victory, 25-14, 25-20 and 25-10.'Everyone played in this game and everyone participated, and it was a good win for us,” said head coach Audra Cummings.Franny E

PREP VOLLEYBALL — Unhospitable Liberty Christian sweeps visiting Bulldogs

RICHLAND - Dayton's trip to Richland sent the Bulldogs home after a three-set loss to Liberty Christian Tuesday.The Bulldogs, now 1-2 on the season, dropped to the Patriots, 25-21, 27-25, 25-21."We lacked motivation, we made too many errors and we did not

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