FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008

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Gerald Baugh named Portland Development
Commission economic development manager

Gerald Baugh, former manager of business development for Vancouver’s Economic Development Services, has been appointed to the Portland Development Commission as economic development manager for high tech and biosciences industries.

Baugh had worked for the City of Vancouver for 11 years. Prior to that, Baugh was a regional coordinator for the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. He is a graduate of the University of Washington.

Baugh was a key player in the implementation of the $300 million Esther Short Redevelopment project.

Baugh is a member of the Washington State University Vancouver advisory council, the National Development Council, and Congressman Brian Baird’s Academy Appointment Selection Team. He is vice president of the National Football Foundation and College Scholarship Hall of Fame.

Clark College brass, president Bob Knight, left, college associated students president Pat Mehigan center, college trustee Sherry Parker and representing LSW Architects Ralph Wilson, far right, open the doors to the $10 million Gaiser Court remodel this morning.

Bi-State Coordination Committee
Meeting in Vancouver Thursday

The Bi-State Coordination Committee meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19, in the sixth floor training room in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, and will discuss issues related to local governmental participation in Columbia River Crossing Task Force options. The committee is also expected to discuss its own  recommendations.

The Bi-State Coordination Committee is chaired by Rex Burkholder, Metro. Vice chairman is Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart. Other Clark County representatives on the 13-member committee are the following: Vancouver mayor Royce Pollard; Battle Ground city manager Dennis Osborn; C-TRAN executive director Jeff Hamm; Port of Vancouver executive director Larry Paulson; and Southwest Washington administrator, Washington State Department of Highways, Don Wagner.

The committee is chartered by member agencies to review, discuss and make recommendations about transportation, land use and related issues of bi-state significance.

Port of Vancouver gets
awards for communications

The American Associations of Port Authorities has recognized the Port of Vancouver for its work in communications within the industry and in the community.

The port was given an award of “excellence” for its 2007 electronic holiday card and an “honorable mention” for its community newsletter, Community Re:Port, edited by Sue Growth.


Chuck Miller, president and commercial loan officer for Bay Bank, has been named to the board of directors of the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council and appointed to the board’s finance committee.


The 15th Leadership Clark County graduation is at 7 p.m. this evening in the Administration Building on the Washington State University Vancouver campus. Keynote speaker is Tom Mears. Speaking for the Class of 2008 is Nelson Holmberg. <> A musical program featuring American composers is being presented by the Clark College Concert Choir and Band at 7:30 p.m. this evening in the Royal Durst Theatre in the Vancouver School for the Arts & Academics, 3101 Main Street. The concert is free and open to the public. <> The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council is holding a Hire-A-Vet event in council offices, 1101 Broadway, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14. At least 30 potential employers are expected to participate. <> Vancouver celebrates Flag Day with festivities that begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at the bandstand in the parade ground at Vancouver Barracks just off Officers Row. Official ceremony is at 3:30 p.m. <> The Columbia River Crossing Task Force meets at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Beaverton Main Library, 12375 SW 5th Street. <> A family fun movie is being shown at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Three-Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Road. <> The Battle Ground Elks, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion are conducting a flag retirement ceremony from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Clark County Fire & Rescue Station, 21609 NE 72nd Avenue, Battle Ground. <> Bravo! Vancouver presents The Gospel Hummingbirds in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 400 S. Andresen Road. The Gospel Hummingbirds are known for their tight harmony in creating inspirational music with urban rhythm and blues. Admission is $20. For further information, call 906-0441.

Headlines Friday, June 11, 2008

A song for Alice Glessner--The Columbian, Kathie Durbin

La Center card rooms fire off letter objecting to validity of Cowlitz Casino Resort--Columbian, Jeffrey Mize

Most home values in county fall--Columbian, Cami Joner

Clark County foreclosure filings fell last month--Columbian, Cami Joner

Political analyst Tim Russert, 58, dies from heart attack while at work--KATU TV, AP, David Espo (Video)

Tribes give big to Gregoire, avoid sharing casino cash--Seattle P-I, Chris McGann

Inflation rate jumped in May, Dow up 165.77--Washington Post,Neil Irwin

Taliban attack helps hundreds of Afghan inmates escape--New York Times, AP

Oil slips below $135 after OPEC questions high price--USA TODAY, AP, Adam Schreck

U.S. Open Championship Leader Board

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Friday on the air 

Washington at Seattle Mariners (live)—7 p.m. FSN, KFXX
Animal Control Hearings (6/11)—7 p.m. CVTV
Portland Beavers at Fresno (live)—7 p.m. KKAD
First Citizen Award (6/5)—10 p.m. CVTV
County Commissioners Land Use Appeals (6/4)—10:45 p.m. CVTV
City Minutes (6/1)—11:30 p.m. CVTV

CVTV programming on demand: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cvtv/cvtvindex.asp


Town Tabloids and the weather

Leah Greenwood’s hat ad gets double-take. <> John White touting library lions’ neighborhood. <> Kathy Scott’s 2008 lucky day is Friday the 13th. <> Mary White solving mystery. <> Don Russo drumming up business. <> Barbara Kerr sharing esoterica. <> Thursday, warming, partly cloudy, 53-72. Friday, sunny, 49-74. Saturday, sunny, 51-77.  Click here for additional local weather information.

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