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2008-09-17 21:00:13

Fairgrounds: A pooch shows its stuff during the Columbia Cup agility trials. Fisher-Mill Plain: Parishioners and supporters stand in front of the new Holy Redeemer Parish Church that is still under construction. The church's parish center was christened Sept. 13. West Hazel Dell: This container is on its way to Rwanda with plumbing supplies, clothing and other donations thanks to the efforts of Ten Talents International, a relief organization started by Vancouver resident Mike McColm....

2008-09-12 21:00:12

By COURTNEY SHERWOOD The redesigned columbian.com includes more powerful interactive features. By clicking "Real Estate," columbian.com visitors can now create interactive maps showing homes for sale, open houses and foreclosures across Clark County. The Columbian has overhauled its Web site and invested $800,000 in technology online and in the newsroom as part of a companywide effort to better respond to the challenges roiling the newspaper industry. Initial changes to...

2008-08-14 00:00:21

By JULIA ANDERSON Apple Inc. is negotiating to lease fifth-floor space in downtown Vancouver's Columbian office building. The Cupertino, Calif., company known for Macintosh computers, iPod portable music players and iTunes would bring approximately 30 people to the new Vancouver location from offices elsewhere in Clark County. Apple has maintained a presence here for several years but has been unwilling to say much about the business unit because of its below-the-radar engineering...

2008-08-05 15:01:02

By Laura McVicker, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Aug. 5--An 11-year-old autistic Portland boy, lost for two nights in wilderness near Mount St. Helens, was found safe Monday morning. Just after 6 a.m., Alex Irvin walked to the clearing of the Siouxon trailhead as searchers were mobilizing with dogs. He wasn't injured, although he was hungry, said Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox. "All of the sudden, here he came out of the trail," Cox said. "We were real fortunate." Alex...

2008-08-05 15:00:39

By Laura McVicker, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Aug. 5--Beyond every turn, the ghosts gets more accosting, the setting gets darker and the maze becomes more winding. At the same time, the screams get louder. Such was the experience of cousins Jessica Perez and Jazmine Galvan as they made their way through the Clark County Fair's How the West was Fun's haunted mine. They didn't think it was going to be that scary. But after they encountered the sooty-faced mine worker who got a...

2008-08-04 15:00:25

By Stephanie Rice, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Aug. 4--Bail was set at $25,000 this morning for a 75-year-old Hazel Dell woman who allegedly shot and wounded one of her neighbors over a property-line dispute. Mary Frances Billy, who was arrested Aug. 2, made a brief appearance in Clark County Superior Court. She's expected to post bail today and live with her daughter. Deputy Prosecutor Michael Vaughn asked Judge John Nichols to set bail at $100,000. "The allegation is that...

2008-08-01 15:00:40

By Craig Brown, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Aug. 1--The chickens are cooped. The bread is baked. It's time for the fair. The 2008 Clark County Fair starts its 10-day run at 8 a.m. today with the annual pancake breakfast, which is free with a Fred Meyer coupon. By the time it closes at 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, more than 250,000 people are likely to have passed through the gates. This year's featured attraction is "How the West was Fun." It will occupy the building immediately...

2008-07-31 15:00:35

By Laura McVicker, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 31--Significantly higher-than-normal water temperatures and low oxygen levels in Burnt Bridge Creek have prompted a $500,000 state study to find ways to improve the creek's water quality and fish habitat. The creek is among the worst in Southwest Washington when it comes to meeting the state's water quality standards. Fecal coliform, which has been found in high levels, poses health risks to humans; the warm water endangers the...

2008-07-29 15:01:04

By Howard Buck, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 29--No. 2 is the new No. 1 at the Hockinson School District for the next several weeks, and perhaps longer. The district announced Monday that Assistant Superintendent Maggie Bates is now "acting superintendent designee" while Superintendent Delcine Mesa-Johnson is traveling in China with high school band members. The school board has inked a separation agreement with Mesa-Johnson that reassigns her as "superintendent on special...

2008-07-22 15:00:57

By Howard Buck, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 22--State education officials plan to put Washington's Class of 2013 on the path of a world-class math education when they meet this week at the Evergreen school district's administrative center. The Washington State Board of Education will meet Wednesday and Thursday to discuss several upgrades in high school graduation requirements. They include raising the number of required credits from 19 to 24, as well as a third math credit at...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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