News for Wednesday, August 10, 2011




A swallowtail butterfly swallows breakfast from a flower as the morning sun illuminates its multi-hued wings.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Politics is service, not self-service

Our country is called the United States; we should be united in our sacrifice to keep our country great. Instead, the poor are always sacrificed, either on the literal battlefield in places like Afghanistan, or on the virtual battlefield of the budget war

Emergency Services - 08/10/11

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 - ATHENA COUNCIL

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.Where: City Hall, 215 S. Third St.

Workout event to benefit students

The creators of Walla Walla's Cardio Strength Bootcamp are planning a workout event designed for the body and mind this month.

In the minutes - PRESCOTT COUNCIL

Council members are Steve Heimbigner, Doug Venn, Dave Base, Gene Alandi and Chris Scudder. Mayor is Libby McCaw. With Scudder absent Monday the council:

Etcetera - 08/10/11

Age hasn't slowed octogenerian Joanne Fitzgerald, although the pace of her transportation as grand marshal of the Muddy Frogwater Festival will travel at a walk.

Individuals feel brunt of state's promises not met

As the state shuts down scholarship programs, dreams of higher education evaporate.

The Great Recession that's hanging around like a annoying house guest is, to some degree, taking a toll on all of us.

Back-to-school event offers boost to kin caring for children

The local Kinship Navigator program is offering backpacks with school supplies that will be distributed today.

WALLA WALLA -- As a community, Walla Walla is above the standard in working to prevent child abuse and neglect, along with meeting the needs of kids who fall victim to the twin ills, said Leslie Hamilton, director of Catholic Charities' Kinship Navigator

Walla Walla man's rape case dismissed

Juan Arevalo had been charged with raping a woman in a parking lot in October.

WALLA WALLA -- The criminal case against a man who allegedly raped a woman in the city last October has been dismissed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Vansycle Canyon fire nearly contained

Officials say mapping with GPS showed the fire covered about 4,500 acres, less than previously thought.

WALLULA -- After burning for three days, the Vansycle Canyon Fire was declared 90 percent contained today.

Vets sound off at session

WALLA WALLA -- U.S. Sen. Patty Murray was in town Monday, wearing her trademark tennies and sporting a listening ear.

Vets highlight glitches in health-care system

WALLA WALLA -- At Monday's listening session with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and her staff for area veterans, a number of people espoused gratitude for the The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center.

Fire danger prompts forest restrictions

PENDLETON -- Campfires and smoking have been restricted in the Umatilla County Forest due to the potential for wildfires. The restrictions go into effect Thursday, said Chris Johnson, deputy fire staff officer.

Roads near Wa-Hi close for major overhaul

Fern Avenue will be closed through the end of the month, and Reser Road will shut down for a longer period.

WALLA WALLA -- The start of a major road project Tuesday has closed two roads bordering Walla Walla High School and Prospect Point Elementary School.

Whitman Mission goes to the Birds

Raptors from Blue Mountain Wildlife are on hand to educate about the mighty predators.

Blue Mountain Wildlife director Lynn Tompkins saved Ula, a golden eagle, for last at the recent raptor presentation beneath Whitman Mission shade trees.The regal bird of prey drew the expected expressions of awe and admiration from the 50 or so children a

Washington Force 96 fastpitch holding tryouts Aug 21, 28

RICHLAND — The Washington Force 96 16A fastpitch softball team is having tryouts for the 2012 season Aug. 21 and 28 at Columbia Playfields Field No. 2 in Richland.Tryouts for all positions are from 3-5 p.m., with pitchers and catchers trying out from 5-6

Kopacz delivers winning run for Sweets

Chance Kopacz's 10th-inning double brings home the 2-1 win over Wenatchee.

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla's Chance Kopacz got a second chance here Tuesday in West Coast League baseball action.The former Walla Walla Community College Warrior made the most of his second shot and delivered a walkoff single in the bottom of the 10th inni

Wa-Hi seeks Hall of Fame nominees

WALLA WALLA — The Blue Devil Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the 2011 class of inductees into the Wa-Hi Hall of Fame.Athletes are eligible for the Blue Devil Athletic Hall of Fame five years after graduating from Wa-Hi,

Milton-Freewater All-Stars end season at regional final

The softball team heads home after a 5-3 defeat to Alaska Tuesday.

ARANA, Ariz. — The Milton-Freewater Junior All-Stars started their West Regional tournament rematch with Alaska, a 6-0 victor in a no-hitter against M-F Sunday, just the way they wanted Tuesday night.Milton-Freewater took a three-run lead in the top of th

Gary Hilliard Sr.

Dec. 3, 1940 - Aug. 4, 2011

Death Notice - Walter Williams

May 4, 1932 - Aug. 10, 2011

Gayla E. Bishop

August 14, 1939 – August 9, 2011

Charles Lund

Nov. 21, 1929 - July 31, 2011

William Barnett

Sept. 12, 1936 - July 31, 2011

Wendy Lou Winslow

July 14, 1959 - August 4, 2011

Henrietta Helen Coe Quinn Gavin

Oct. 19, 1927 - Aug. 5, 2011

Jon Krumbah

Nov. 13, 1969 - July 30, 2011

Death Notice - Robert Gylling

July 6, 1927 - Aug. 5, 2011

Death Notice - Mary Catsiff

Dec. 18, 1921 - Aug. 9, 2011